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ODE TO AUTUMN 

Richest season of the year 
Bringing men abundant cheer, 
Soothing heart and eye and ear — 
Glad Autumn! 

Following fast on Summer's train, 
Filling fields with golden grain, y 
Purpling vineyards on the plain — 
Ripe Autumn! 

Trees their royal garments spread 
Purple, crimson, scarlet, red; 
Golden glories crown their head 
In Autumn. 

Birds returning paint the sky 
Rainbow hues of various dye — 
Watch the vagrant migrants fly 
With Autumn! 

Halcyon day and sfcias serene, 
Climes that keep the golden mean, 
Tepid airs and frosts not keen. 
Gives Autumn! 

Rarest ripeness bursts its molds! 
Winter's snows and icy colds 
Dormant lie within the folds 
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THE VILLANOVAN 



By John A. Whelan 



LIEUT. FRED DOUGLASS, A. E. F., was 
Hearing the end of the last lap in his 
military career. The train was speeding 
him on to the camp where he was to receive his 
discharge from the army, and return to civil life. 
His service in the war was like that of many 
another American soldier. Commissioned at an 
officers training camp, he went across, got mixed 
up in some real fighting, and was awarded the 
D. S. C. for bravery in action. After the armis- 
tice he spent several months traveling around 
Europe and his final conclusion was "There's no 
place like home," 

He was a typical breezy young Westerner. A 
native of Missouri, he had been graduated from 
tlie state agricultural college and then assumed 
charge of his father's run-down farm. In a few 
years he had turned acres of unproductive prairie 
land into ricli wheat fields. By introducing up- 
to-date machinery and scientific methods, the 
brainy young superintendent had already made 
a fortune from his bumper wheat crops. The farm 
had suffered during his two years absence, and 
that was the main reason he was anxious to get 
back and start things humming again. 

Leaning back on the luxurious cushions of the 
Pullman he felt happy at the prospect of return- 
ing home. He whistled a few bars of the old 
strain, "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on 
the Farm," and tlien began to muse. Many a 
time he had heard liis buddies roar that chorus 
to the tune of battered old pianos. And now, 
it struck him like a flash, what attraction was 
tliere to keep him on the farm, besides raising 
wheat and getting rich. Marvelous to relate, 
this vigorous, wide-awake, young man had never 
yet succumbed to the tender passion. When he 
went to the war, he left no girl beliind liim. Even 
t!ie charming French maids had ogled him all in 
vain. He was heart-wliole and fancy-free in 
regard to tlie fair sex. Despite all tliis lie was 
not slow to realize that there was sometliing 
lacking in his life. He knew that tliis something 
was the love of a woman, a wife. "Yes," he 
admitted to liimself, "I will have to get married 
soon." 



Suddenly he felt that he needed a smoke and 
he got up and started down the aisle toward the 
smoking car. Just then the train rounded a 
sharp curve. The sudden lurch of the car threw 
him against a seat, and his hat fell off. It rolled 
between two seats and as he stooped to reach 
for it, murmuring an apology for his awkward- 
ness, he encountered a pair of laughing blue eyes. 

Fred went on to the smoking car, feeling rather 
strangely agitated. He had seen plenty of laugh- 
ing blues eyes in his day, and none had ever 
affected him like this. He soon came back try- 
ing to look unconcerned as he passed througli the 
car. Try as he miglit, to look straiglit ahead, lie 
could not refrain from glancing down as lie pass- 
ed the scene of his mishap. He saw a stout 
middle-aged woman who was very intent on 
some knitting work. By her side, sat a slightly- 
built girl with blue eyes and chestnut hair, an 
irresistible type of beauty. She was deeply im- 
mersed in a magazine, but as if by instinct slie 
raised her head and Fred looked her full in the 
face. A faint light of recognition seemed to 
gleam for an instant in her eyes, but it vanished 
as he raised his vizored cap in acknowledgment 
of what he considered a greeting. 

The young officer was now more disturbed than 
ever. This maiden had aroused in him an interest 
deeper than he had ever before felt for one of 
her sex. He decided that he must have another 
look at her, so under pretext of getting a drink^ 
he went past the seat again. This time he felt 
no hesitancy at looking down at the occupants. 
The stout old lady had surrendered her knitting 
to her young companion and sat with her hands 
placidly folded in her lap. The girl seemed 
thoroughly wrapped up in the intricacies of the 
lock-stitch and she bent even more closely over 
her work as Fred turned his eyes on her. That 
she felt his gaze, he was certain, for a faint blush 
mantled her averted face. 

Back in his seat again, Fred sat looking out 
of the car window for a long time, thinking hard. 
The train would soon reach the city of X, where 
most of the passengers would get oft'. His destin- 
ation was Camp Meade several miles further. 



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The girl who had aroused in him so much interest 
would most likely leave the train at X and pass 
forever out of his life. There was only one 
thing to do, find some way of holding a conversa- 
tion with her. It was useless to look around for 
some one who could give him an introduction,, 
for everyone on the car was a stranger to him. 
Besides, time was limited. 

"Over the top," said Fred at last, and he walk- 
ed down to the fateful seat. What wonderful 
luck ! The stout old lady had gone off, leaving 
the bewitching young person all alone. Now a 
young mart' who has gained the D. S. C. for cap- 
turing, single-handed, a machine gun nest gxiarded 
by a squad of Germans, must certainly be chock- 
full of courage and resourcefulness. Fred had 
plenty of nerve all right, and moreover he was 
a shrewd opportunist. Conventionality always 
had been a mere matter of expediency to this 
young Westerner. Without further advertising, 
he sat down in the vacant space. 

Venturing an opening remark he began hope- 
fully, "Was that your mother whom I saw sitting 
with you.f"" The young lady was looking out of 
the window, and without turning she answered, 
"Auntie has gone up a few seats ahead to speak 
to an acquaintance. She will return in a few 
minutes, so I advise you to leave this seat im- 
mediately." 

"Oh, its auntie, is it," said Fred. "Pardon my 
boldness, but I couldn't help noticing some sort 
of family resemblance." Gaining more confi- 
dence, he continued, "I think you are fortunate 
to have some one whom you know to talk with. 
Here I am, away from home for two years, and 
I liaven't met anyone I know between here and 
Berlin." 

The girl turned her laughing blue eyes full on 
him. "Poor boy," she mocked, "are you feeling 
lonesome.''" Then in severer tone, "What right 
have you, a stranger, to impose yourself on a de- 
fenceless woman. I see you are an army officer. 
Evidently, you think you can do anything you 
please." 

This was exactly what Fred wanted, a chance 
to vindicate his position, and thereby further his 
acquaintance with this desirable young lady. 
Modestly, but yet truthfully, the erstwwhile hero 
recounted liis history. He had no intention to 
deceive but he rather wished to counter-balance 
any wrong impressions the young woman might 
have formed of his character, by showing the 
honesty of his motives, as mirrored in his clean 
record. 



It did not take long for him to set himself 
aright. Fred had the potent advantage of a fine 
personal appearance, well calculated to make a 
favorable impression in feminine quarters. Ere 
long they were on better terms., Fred, who was 
now completely enamoured of his charming new 
acquaintance, went the limit to make himself 
agreeable. He told her his name, of his home 
on the Missouri farm, of his prospects and ambi- 
tions. The girl on her part, while none the less 
disposed to be friendly, showed more reserve in 
regard to her personal affairs. The only informa- 
tion he could obtain from his eager questioning, 
was that she lived in the city of X and taught 
school there. 

They talked for nearly an hour in this fashion 
when the conductor came through, announcing 
the arrival at X. Fred saw auntie hurrying back 
and he deemed it advisable to withdraw for the 
present. He hovered close by watching their 
preparations for departure. As they went out 
of the train he followed, taking hold of tlie satchel 
the girl was carrying. "We have only a moment 
left," he said, "Please tell me where you live." 

"Hush, don't speak so loud," was her tantaliz- 
ing answer, "Auntie thinks you are a porter." 

He made a grimace, "I hope she doesn't try to 
tip me. Ah, now's your chance. She's hailing 
a taxi. If you don't tell me where you live, I'll 
follow you up in another taxi." 

"I dare you to," she said. 

The train blew a warning whistle, and Fred 
began to get desperate. "All my valuables are 
on that train," he said, "but I would rather lose 
them, than lose you." 

"You persistent man. Here!" She thrust a 
perfumed little visiting card into his hand as 
she stepped into the taxi. 

Fred held the door of the taxi open and un- 
mindfully of a scandalized Auntie called out 
gleefully, "I will call at your house tomorrow 
afternoon, and take you out to supper. Don't 
forget now." He had to run hard to catch the 
moving train and as he swung onto the last car, 
he fancied he could see a pair of blue eyes laugh- 
ing at him through the window of a flying taxi. 

Fred pondered over the name and address on 
the card, "Miss Hazel Mawn, Paymor Apart- 
ments." The name sounded strangely familiar 
to him. And. as for Hazel herself, she wasn't 
exactly the girl of his dreams, for he never had 
dreamed of girls? until now; but somewhere, 
probably in his former existence in life, if he ever 
had a previous existence, she had been his love. 



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He had been with her scarcely an hour on the 
train, but he could swear that he had seen her 
hundreds of times before. "Well/' he thought, 
"there might be a lot of bosh in that theory of 
'transmigration of souls,' but I fell for Hazel 
long before today." 

The next afternoon, about four o'clock, Mr. 
Fred Douglass, plain American citizen, presented 
himself at the Paymor Apartments. He was 
dressed in a suit of the latest cut which made 
him feel awkward, yet fitted him admirably. In 
his pocket he carried his discharge papers, also a 
little perfumed visiting card. "Me leddy is not 
in, but will be home presently," he was informed 
by an obsequious, brass-buttoned James who led 
him to a luxurious drawing room. 

He had not long to wait. A big racing machine 
drew up at the curb and Hazel stepped out, her 
rich opera cloak flying from her slioulders as 
she ran up the steps. Fred took a position in 
the doorway so that she would see him on her 
way to the elevator. But she passed by him 
without even a glance. "Whew," said Fred, look- 
ing after her ruefully, "I didn't think "civies" 
would make such a change in my appearance. 
She didn't even recognize me. I wish now that 
I had kept my uniform for a little while longer." 

He sat down in the drawing room. "Hazel is 
more richly dressed than when I saw her yester- 
day." he thought. And these apartments are 
rather expensive for a school teacher. Here 
James," he called to the foot-man. "Can you tell 
me who Miss Hazel Mawn is," he asked pushing 
a bill into the servant's hand. 

"Why I thought everybody knew me leddy," 
answered James, a broad grin wrinkling his 
usually passive face," Miss Mawn is a moving 
picture hactress." 

P'red went back into the waiting room, feeling 
just a little bit foolish. Any dunce could have 
seen through it long ago. Of course Hazel 
Mawn was none more than the celebrated screen 
heroine whom he had seen and admired in the 
movies time and again. "She will think I am a 
regular farmer all right," he said to himself. "I 
will have to admit the joke is on, me tliis time. 
She certainly gave me a good line yesterday, but 
ril show her I can be a good sport and go lier 
one better. But whoever would liave th'ouglit of 
connecting that pretty young girl with the hand- 
some accomplished actress. It took some wonder- 
ful acting for her to pose as a simple young 
school mistress." 

"Mr* Douglas wishes to see me?" She stood 



in the door smiling up at him. "Are you the 
new manager?".'' -J r\' ::■:■■■/%.■::' .-■;■■; 

He felt a strong desire to hug her then and 
there. "I am very desirous of being your new 
manager," advancing towards her, "but you've 
got to pay a forfeit first, for your conduct yester- 
day. What will it be, a hug or two kisses?" 

"Oh Mr. Douglass, you forget yourself!" She 
stepped away with horror stricken face. "I never 
allow my managers to have any but business 
relations with me." 

P'red was struck dumb with admiration at the 
way in which she foiled him. "By the way," he 
asked, "how did Auntie take it yesterday? I 
hope she didn't get a shock when I hollered into 
the taxi." 

Hazel looked at him curiously, sp curiously 
that he was slightly alarmed. "Nothing serious 

is it?"-.., ,■■■ -A-: }■:-', "ry-\[] -:. ■■]:.■''/.:-;:- 

"No, we took care of Auntie. But your men- 
tion of her reminded me that I had to make a 
call on the phone. Please pardon my absence 
for a few moments. I will return as soon as I 
can, Mr. Douglass." 

Fred was glad of an opportunity to collect his 
sadly scattered thoughts. This was a fine situa- 
tion, indeed. Here was a moving picture actress 
who he had learned to admire and esteem, in that 
impersonal way of movie "fans" who realize that 
there is little chance that they will ever see their 
heroines in actual life. Yesterday he meets her 
on the train and falls in love at first sight with- 
out knowing who she is. True to her calling, 
tlie girl plays a part and poses as a plain little 
school mistress. This harmless deception serves 
merely to enhance her charms in his sight. But 
after all, what chance has he got of winning such 
a universal favorite. 

The gloom caused by this thouglit was dispelled 
by a sweet voice calling to him, "Oil, Mr. Doug- 
lass, I am still engaged on the phone, but tell me, 
did you not make an appointment to take some 
one out to dinner? I know a cozy little place 
down town where they do everything up right. 

"That's where we'll dine," said Fred, "But I 
say Hazel, you've been holding down that wire 
long enougli. Come in here, I want to talk to 
you." 'Her only answer was an extremely 
musical laugh. 

A long wait ensued which was passed by P'red 
in planning out his course of action. At last 
slie swept into the room, gowned in evening dress. 
The magnificence of her attire took his breath 
away for an instant, but he rose nobly to the 



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5 



occasion. "Hazel, you never appeared half so 
beautiful in all your, court scenes, as you do 
tonight." As she smiled at him bewitchingly he 
continued, "I was on to your little game yester- 
day. I knew who you were as soon as I saw 
you. But I did not want to hurt your feelings, 
you little darling, by telling you that you were 
as much a school teacher as I am a coal miner. 
I suppose the temptation to have a little amuse- 
ment at my expense was too much for you, when 
I told you I came from a farm. 'Fess up now 
you little vamp before I kiss you for your naugh- 
tiness." 

Peal after peal of silvery laughter burst from 
her lips, but when she recovered herself. Hazel 
began to speak vigorously in her own defense. 
"I am a teacher. I give, the ingenues an object 
lesson down at the studio every day. And even 
though you do come from a farm, Mr. Douglass, 
you are livelier than most of our city rubes. Now 
are you satisfied, you big blundering boy. But 
hurry, call a taxi. I want to show you that little 
restaurant, where I've got a big surprise ready 
: for you." 

They chatted together agreeably enough on 
their way down town, but Fred began to feel a 
little disappointed in Hazel. She was as bright 
and vivacious as ever, but her personality seemed 
to lack that ring of sincerity that he had noted 
in it yesterday. Even her blue eyes had become 
hard and calculating, and the dancing light of 
laughter seldom appeared in them. On the whole, 
Tred would rather have kept Hazel as the simple 
school teacher than as the cultured actress. 

They reached their destination, and entered a 
dining house which apparently catered to people 
of the middle class. Round tables, just large 
enough to accommodate two persons were placed 
in convenient nooks. A modest, three-piece 
orchestra dispensed music, modern or classical, 
according to the demand of the patrons. Indirect 
electric lamps cast a subdued light in every direc- 
tion, while palms and potted plants lent a touch 
of freshness to the scene. 

Hazel, who seemed to be well-known in the 
place, assumed a mysterious air when the head 
waiter approached. Fred noticed that there was 
collaboration between them and he began to 
wonder what was the surprise she had in store 
for him. They were conducted to a table in a 
quite corner, hidden from the rest of the diners 
by a screen, where they sat down in delightful 
privacy. While Fred was ordering the dinner. 



Hazel excused herself for a minute, and disap- 
peared among the throng of guests. 

A minute had scarcely elapsed, when she re- 
turned and stood again before him, smiling and 
radiant. P'red remarked instantly that she no 
longer was clad in her expensive evening gown, 
but appeared in a simple dress which enhanced 
her beauty even more than rich garments. 

"Hello," he exclaimed, "What's the idea. 
Hazel .^ What did you change your duds for.'' 
By jove, you look just as handsome in a wrapper 
as you do in a ball gown. And the speed in which 
you did it ! To your other accomplishments, I 
must add that of the "lightning change artiste." 
"Mr. Douglass," she began, somewhat trem- 
ulously, "Please do not be offended at me. I 
am not Hazel Mawn, who just left you, but I am, 
indeed, the little school teacher you met on the . 
train yesterday." 

"Come, now Hazel," he replied, with an in- 
dulgent smile, "I know from experience you are 
a great character player, but I refuse to allow any 
more acting at my expense. You can't get away 
with it, don't you see.^ And hereafter, I insist 
that you call me Fred." 

"Will you please let me explain Fred," she 
sighed, sinking down into a chair. "Tell me, did 
you ever read Shakespeare's plays, 'The Comedy 
of Errors,' or 'Twelfth Night'.?" 

"Nope. After I finished Romeo and Juliet, 
I put Shakespeare back on the shelf." 

"Well, perhaps you may know what twins are.''" 
"I should hope I do, but you can't make me 
believe that you have a twin sister or anyone 
else that looks like you. Now, for the love of 
your own sweet face. Hazel, tell me what you are 
driving at. This suspense is awful." 

"Oh, you almost hit it then, Fred," she cried. 
"That's the whole trouble, I have a cousin who 
looks just like me, and her name is Hazel Mawn. 
Now with that for a clue can't you solve the 
difficulty.''" 

"Great scott!" said Fred, a light beginning to 
dawn on his bewildered brain, "Quick, tell me, 
which one are you, the actress or the teacher.''" 
"My, but you are hopeless," she exclaimed in 
tones of mock despair, "I will have to explain 
every bit of it to you. My name is Helen Arm- 
strong, and I am the girl you met on the train 
yesterday. When I was leaving you, I gave you 
a card which I thought was my own, but by 
some freak of fortune, it belonged to my cousin, 
Hazel Mawn. Hazel is my double in every 



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physical aspect. She walks like me, talks like 
me, looks like me. We differ only in tempera- 
ment, but there we differ widely. Those who 
know us can easily tell us apart by the charac- 
teristic ways in whic we conduct ourselves." 

"I remarked the difference as soon as ever I 
clapped eyes on your cousin," interrupted Fred, 
lying shamefully. 

"When you were engaged in conversation with 
my cousin this afternoon," continued Helen, "the 
moment you mentioned Auntie, she knew there 
was a mistake. Auntie has old fashioned notions 
and she has never tolerated Hazel's company 
since she became an actress. Hazel called me up 
on the phone, and I realized immediately that 
it was you whom she was entertaining. I did 
not want to miss that dinner engagement you 
made with me, so I arranged a plan to meet you 
down here. Hazel would have stayed to help 
me out but she had an appointment of her own, 
with one of her millionaire friends." 

"Oh what a dub I am, to be taken in like this," 
laughed Fred. "I can see it all now, as plain as 
day. Well, I certainly am glad that you are 
Helen Armstrong and not Hazel Mawn. I have 
no objections to movie actresses, but in this case, 
I decidedly prefer the company of an unsophisti- 
cated little school mistress. What I can't under- 
stand, Helen, is how the mischief you happened 
to give me one of your cousin's cards since you 
realize what strange complications and comprom- 
ising situations might occur, such as 1 have ex- 
perienced. Honestly, I believe you and Hazel 



were in collusion from the outset of this affair." 
He seized her by the wrists and looked keenly 
into her laughing blue eyes for an answer. 

"I refuse to admit your insinuation Mr. Doug- 
las, — I beg your pardon — Fred," she said, blush-^ 
ing deeply, "You are taking an unfair advantage 
of me. But I do confess something very wicked. 
When I saw you on the train I took an immediate 
liking for you, and I felt that it was reciprocated. 
I could perceive that you wished to speak to me, 
but that you were stumped by the presence of 
Auntie. I tried a stratagem on the innocent old 
soul, telling her that a very particular friend of 
mine was on the train who wanted to sit down 
and talk to me. So Auntie kindly agreed to move 
up a couple of seats ahead. I was sure you would 
take the hint when you saw the empty seat; and I 
you didn't fail me." 

Restraint was no longer possible for Fred, and 
he took her in his arms. "You are a girl after 
my own heart," he said, "And as for your Aunt, 
she is a trump. I will get her the best bonnet 
that money can buy. Now let us go ahead with 
the dinner." 

Late that evening, Fred, in an exceedingly 
happy frame of mind, paced up and down the 
floor of his room in the hotel. He began to whistle 
the old refrain, "How You Gonna Keep 'Em 
Down on the Farm." Suddenly he stopped short 
and grinned a happy grin at his reflection in the 
mirror. "I've solved the problem," he chuckled, 
"And the answer— is Helen Armstrong." 



Stji? f ^ar fennk 



THE Class of 1922 has the distinction of in- 
troducing an innovation in class achieve- 
ments at Villanova. For the first time, a 
Year Book will be publislied, something which 
lias long been dreamed of but never attained. 
The most interesting memories of a man's life are 
those of his college days, of friendships formed 
there and of the various activities fostered by 
Alma Mater during undergraduate days. There 
are none among us but who will sometime in the 
future gaze back with fond retrospection and 
live over again those wonderful college days, — 
that time of life when the spirit of youth seemed 
to impel us to go forw-ard and combat life with 
all the energy and vitality of a colt just ready 



for the breaking. When tliis year has been re- 
legated to the past, it will be "Farewell forever" 
to some, and to others it will be only "Auf 
Wiedersehn." To none, however, will it be com- 
plete forgetfulness, for we cannot obliterate the 
memories of these days spent under the fostering 
care of Alma Mater. 

A record, then, of college days is surely wel- 
comed and it is the duty of tlie student body to 
lend a lielping hand in this task. The success of 
tlie project depends mainly upon the united ef- 
forts of the different classes and collegiate or- 
ganizations and tliose in direct charge of the 
Year Book expect cheerful cooperation from 
these units. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



THE PRAISE OF MUSIC 

What lifts up the spirit from thoughts so oppressing 
As well as the strain of a musical air, 
Which has in its nature a charm so possessing 
That it drives away gloom from the one in despair? 

What time in our life has no need of the magic 
Of music? — I tell you, you'll find there is none; 
And as proof of this statement, just follow the tragic 
Examples of life till its passage is done* 

What soothes the wee infant, when sister or brother 
Have failed to appease its young heart with their charms, 
As well as the music that comes from its mother 
When softly she sings as it rests in her arms? 

What keeps the young people in Joy's happy dwelling 
As well as the song or the dance of the day, 
Which urges them on till their hearts are nigh swelling 
With hope, that their talent they now might display? 

What tends to awaken the memory's long slumber, 
Or opens our hearts to the now passing joys. 
As well as the tune of a long ago number 
The music we loved at the time we were boys? 

What sound is so welcome to soldier or trooper. 
Engaging in fight 'neath the hot scorching sun, 
As the music announcing that war's deadly stupor 
Must now be forgotten? — the fight has been won! 

What cheers our old feelings when age in its battle 
Has burdened us all with the mark of its years 
So well as the sound of our grandchildren's prattle — 
The music best fitted for old people's ears? 

What will be more pleasing when life nears its ending. 
And death hovers round till the break of the day. 
Than the Chorus of Angels with music so rending 
That sin and its horrors are driven away? 

What need, then, of new things, since music is dearer 
To man than the charms of all nature combined? 
But hark to a warning; .Life's path will be clearer 
If God is the music we all wish to find. 

— Francis A. Rafferty 



THE VILLANOVAN 



AnnngmotTB anb Pa^ttbnngmnua Autljnra 



By Theodore L. Reimel 



IS IT LAWFUL FOR AN AUTHOR 
EITHER TO DISGUISE OR TO WITH- 
HOLD HIS NAME? In answer to this ques- 
tion I assume^ somewhat^ the attitude of Placcius 
which he expressed in his work, "De Libris Anon- 
3'mis et Pseudonymis Sohediasma." by answering 
in the affirmative in as far as an author assumes a 
pseudonym because of necessity which is in no 
way illegal. I do not, however, agree with the 
author who acts this with purely capricious in- 
tentions. 

Do not, kind reader, misunderstand me. I do 
not desire in the least to insinuate that all who 
assumed classical names after the revival of let- 
ters in Europe have done so because of necessity 
or caprice for, at that time, it Was very much in 
vogue for not only authors, but also for families 
to assume such names as they fancied. In Italy, 
classical names became so much in vogue in many 
families that the names of the saints which had 
formerly been the common appellatives had al- 
most entirely disappeared. In France, the names 
of many celebrated authors were, in the Eigh- 
teentli Century, in vogue among French authors. 

Many critics declare that anonymous and 
])seudonjmious works are generally applicable to 
those countries in which freedom of the press has 
been mostl}^ restricted. In England when the 
government controlled the press we will recall 
to mind the many writings of Addison with the 
subscripts; "C," "L.," "I.," or "O.;" and of 
Steele, "R.," or "T.;" and Budgell, "X." in the 
place of tlieir signatures. Thus we recall a few 
writings on politics written by Samuel Jolinson 
on wliicli subject we know liim to liave been of 
a severe temperament. 

(joetlie remarked tliat nowhere was there so 
much dislionesty as in literature; con'cerning 
anonymous writers, Schopenliauer says. "But 
above all, anonymity, that shield of all literary 
rascality, would have to disappear. It was intro- 



duced under the pretext of protecting the honest 
critic, who warned the public against the resent- 
ment of the author and his friends. But where 
there is one case of this sort, there will be a 
hundred where it merely serves to take all re- 
sponsibility from the man who cannot stand by 
what he has said; or possibly to conceal the shame 
of one who has been cowardly and base enough 
to recommend a book for the purpose of putting 
money into his own pocket. Often enough it is 
only a cloak for covering tlie obscurity, incom- 
petence, and insignificance of the critic. It is 
incredible .'what impudence these fellows will 
show, and what literary trickery they will ven- 
ture to commit, as soon as they know they are 
safe under the shadow of anonymity." The 
pancea which he is known to have advocated is, 
"Rascal, your name!" In the preface of the 
"Nouvelle Heloise," Rousseau says, "Tout hon- 
nete liomme doit avouer les livres qu'il public;" 
whicli practically mpans that every honourable 
man (autlior) ought to attach his non de plume 
to liis own writings and that no one is honour- 
able who does not do so. In the Reminisences of 
Goethe, Riemer says, "An overt enemy, an en- 
emy who meets you face to face, is an honour- 
able man, wlio will treat you fairly, and with 
whom you can come to terms and be reconciled; 
but an enemy who conceals himself is a base, 
cowardly scoundrel, who has not courage enough 
to avow liis own judgement; it is not liis opinion 
that lie cares about, but only tlie secret pleasure 
of wreaking his anger witliout being found out 
or punished. 

Anonymity is the refuge for all literary aiul 
journalistic rascality, but an author who takes to 
himself a pseudonym is, in my mind, highly 
justified in doing so provided he will accept thf 
responsibility for everything written by him un- 
der his pseudonym. 

sK * * * * H< * * 



T H E V I LLANO V AN " " 9 



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THE STREAM OF LIFE 

The life of man is like a flowing stream, 
Whetein the mind can mirror in a dream 
The various stages of this mortal race, — 
The many-colored moods of earthly place. 

From lowly founts do mighty rivers come — 
A backwood hut was Lincoln^s early home; 
No mortal eye in streamlet scant can see 
What forces hidden deep in it may be* 

Youth, calm and peaceful, smoothly wends its way, 

Reflecting simple nature in its play: 

The galy-painted flower, the mimicked sky, 

And golden sunbeams on its bosom lie* 

A mighty wave from ripples small is sent; 
And all too soon our youthful peace is rent 
By worry, toil, temptation, and disease — 
No fairy hand to soothe with gentle breeze* 

It seems no lull will ever check the storm, ' 
No guiding hand will shield us from all harm, 
When, lo ! our troubled eyes with hope do greet 
An oasis wherein lies safe retreat* 

Hereon we gladly climb with weary heart. 
Rejoice once more we*re from the strife apart* 
We rest one moment here, and then begin — 
Once more resume the battle and the din* 

Disturbing floods again effect a sigh, 
Declining years warn of eternity* 
The stream has found its master in the sea — 
The same, O God! to those who rest in Thee* 

— Arthur B. Maxwell. 



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THE VILLANOVAN 



SIl^ Slaat Prinr^BB of th^ Sttraa 



{Legend of Old Peru) 
By D. Ruhyn 



IN the middle of the 16th century, Captain 
Diego de Almagro went out from Curzco 
to conquer Chili, at the head of five-hun- 
dred Spaniards and ten thousand Indians. There 
accompanied him on tliis difficult enterprise two 
men who were worth as much as a whole army. 
They were Paulo Tupac, a prince of the line of 
Incas, and Hullac Himac, the last prince of the 
dying cult of the Sun. The Spaniards treated 
them with the courtesy they deserved, but, never- 
theless, they were considered as prisoners of war, 
held as hostages, and destined to pay with their 
lives the least intention of revolt of the Indians 
that accompanied them on this expedition. 

It is said there went also with Tupac several 
captains of great experience of the ancient im- 
perial army and some priests of the Sun whose 
hearts beat with hate and vengeance under their 
outward appearance of submission and humility- 
Accompanying tliem also was Tupac's daughter, 
born twenty years before in Curzco and in whose 
veins flowed the blood of the Incas and whose 
heart was filled with a desire to avenge her race 
and her religion both despised by their con- 
querers. 

The march was slow and extremely difficult. 
They had to cross immense pampas, wild and 
full of ravines; to pass over terrible torrents as 
broad and deep as the arms of the sea; to open 
roads through the dense forejsts where there 
lived all kinds of savage animals; to ascend 
ravines in the rugged slopes of the Andes. Dur- 
ing this march many Indians and a few Spaniards 
lost their lives from the rigor of tlie cold, intense 
and bitter in these high places. 

When they arrived at the desert of Atacama, 
the priest with many Indians fled to Lake Titi- 
caca to begin there a rebellion against the Span- 
ish power, but the beautiful Princess^ his daugter, 
not able to follow lier father, remained in the 
midst of the forest, surrounded by a hundred 
faithful servants and several warriors who were 
always ready to defend her liberty to the last 
drop of their blood. 

During four years, the last princess of the Inca 



Empire, resigned in this forest over her faithful 
vassals. Soon the fame of her courage, her beau- 
ty, her charm, spread far and wide. The neigh- 
boring tribes saw her man-like valor, and the 
living personification of their customs and re- 
ligion which had been crushed out by the power- 
ful conqueror. From everywhere hundreds of 
brave people hastened, ready to fight and shed 
their blood for their country under the orders of 
tlie beautiful princess. 

This quiet and mysterious forest for four years 
w?.s the refuge of a race and cult that was being 
obliterated little by little. The primitive trees, 
the little uncultivated paths, the dark enclosures, 
even the mysteries, that all forests contain with- 
in themselves, had a charm and veneration for 
these warriors, as the forests of old had for the 
druids who venerated their sacred oaks. When 
the sun peeped over the mountain, they knelt 
r.nd intoned songs of humble adoration. There 
.".ppeared at the head of these faithful ones, the 
beautiful princess. Anxiously her eyes were be- 
seeching the king of the last ray of the Sun and 
her bosom heaved with ardent invocation, ask- 
ing protection for her race and for her faith. 

Her eyes beautiful and soulful, seemed to lack 
something-perhaps the fire, the raident brilliancy 
of the expression of those who have known love. 
It seemed that her bright, lovely eyes, had not 
descended to the depths of her soul. 

But soon will arrive the hour of the beautiful 
princess. Imposing and noble was her carriage 
when she was attired as befit the priestess of the 
Sun. Sometimes better than priestess she seem- 
ed, a prophetess illuminated by a higher power. 
Her tunic made of the finest wool Veceine, of 
tlie softness of velvet, wrapped her in its folds 
even to her feet, little and characteristic of aris- 
tocratic race s .On the stole she wore were wov- 
en signs, sacred and majestic. On her bosom 
chone the sacred golden tablet in whose centre 
was imprinted the Sun God. 

There was an inevitable law among these In- 
dians to condemn to death all Spaniards or bap- 
tized Indians that fell into their power. The 



THE VILLANOVAN 



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beautiful princess inspired fear into the hearts 
of her enemies and she was known for thirty 
leagues around as the "beautiful tyrant." 

One day there was brought into her presence 
a stranger who had been captured by her people 
on the outskirts of the forest. Upon being ques- 
tioned, he said that his name was Alvaro de Cas- 
tro and that he belonged to the army of Pedro de 
Alvanado and that they were searching for the 
famous mine of the Sun whose existence was re- 
vealed to him by an Indian Chief who lived on 
the banks of the Guajaz. The elders or chiefs of 
the tribe met in council and determined to con- 
demn to death this unfortunate Spaniard. The 
heart of the beautiful princess that had never 
felt another -passion save that of vengeance and 
hate, shuddered with horror at hearing the cruel 
sentence. A strong emotion, unknown to her be- 
fore, burst forth in the innermost recesses of her 
soul. She felt that her being was transformed — 
that she was born again. Only one look at the 
noble person was enough to produce a profound, 
radical transformation. Yes, it was only one 
look in wliich was expressed a world of light and 
passion for her. It was like a beneficial rain 
falling on the thirsty earth or a soft, gentle breeze 
that sways softly the rushes on the border of a 
lake, the same that sways the robust oak on the 
top of a high mountain. 

The youth, the gallantry of this warrior com- 
bined with the serenity and calmness with which 
he heard his death sentence were reasons which 
changed the heart of the priestess and forced her 
to love desperately this man, who belonged to 
a race before hateful to her. This great emo- 
tion which dominated her heart made her resort 
to trickery to prolong the life of her beloved. 
In her character of priestess she consulted the 
stars of the sky and the idols of the Gods, and 
all these manifested that tlie death of the prison- 
er should take place at the end of the fourth full 
moon. 

The four months that followed were a time of 
rest for the conquerors of the forest. The princess 
did not repeat the hostile excursions as in days 
])ast which were filled with panic and terror. 

During the first days of these two prisoners, 
he in body, she in soul, the word love, so sweet 
in every language, was not pronounced. But 
their heart beatings, the fire of their eyes, the 
pressure of heir hands upon meeting supplied the 
silence of their lips and around them the forest 
with its tremblings, the breeze with its whispers. 



the flowers with their odors, the stars of heaven 
with their bright lights, all the grandeur and 
harmony of Nature sang to them an eternal hymn 
of love. 

Soon there remained for the prisoner but two 
months. The love shown at first timid and mod- 
est and had become finally a passionate volcano. 
It was impossible to keep down the secret, ar- 
dent fire. Finally the princess in the madness 
of love for the Spanish prisoner spoke with un- 
speakable tenderness of the beauty of the religion 
of the Sun with the secret hope of convferting 
him and thereby saving his life. The prisoner 
spoke also of his religion — the christian religion. 
He talked of the true God, Creator of the sun, 
of the stars and everything that lives in the uni- 
verse. He told her of Christ, God and man, who 
redeemed man by his blood and love in order to 
make men brothers. He spoke of Mary, the most 
tender, dearest mother of humanity. Finally he 
told the princess who was listening anxiously, of 
the consolation of believing in immortality, of 
the future life of the soul in eternal beauty, for 
all those who believe in Christ. 

"If you were a Christian and died as such," 
asked the princess, "would you be reborn in eter- 
nal life? Would my soul unite with yours for- 
ever and forever?" 

"Yes, my love," replied the prisoner. 

"You are sure of that my dear? Are you very 
sure?" 

"My religion and my God, fountain of all 
truth, commands me to believe it." 

"Very well. Baptize me, Spaniard. I want to 
be a Christian. I want to be yours in the next 
life." 

"God has enlightened your soul," exclaimed 
the Captain. "God has called at the door of your 
lieart. If I love you, a pagan today, to-morrow 
wlien you will be a christian, there will not be a 
love in the world as great as mine for you. To- 
morrow when the first light of day appears you 
will be my sister in religion and my beloved for- 
ever." 

The sun shone brightly over the liuge profile 
of the ridge of the mountains. Silence reigned 
also in the sepulchral forest, as if the singing birds 
were dumb. There did not resound in the forest 
the holy songs to the Sun as in the days gone l)y. 
The princess thought only of her love and ne- 
glected to lead the tribes to the altar. Love had 
blinded her eyes and she did not notice the 
frowns of the chiefs of the tribe, v 



12 



THE VILLANOVAN 



The silence of these forests was the prelude of 
the terrible tempest. Serene and resolved, the 
princess led the way to a fountain that murmur- 
ed in a sequestered part of the forest. She was 
followed by her lover. She knelt down on the 
turf and folded her arms over her bosom in an 
humble and fervent aspect. Alvero de Castro 
took water in his hands sprinkled some on her 
head while pronouncing the words of sacred 
baptism. 

Scarcely had he finished the last word when a 
torrent of arrows fell upon them. One, well aim- 
ed, pierced the heart of the noble Spaniard, he 
fell like a young tree blown down by a hurricane. 
The princess, also, was wounded unto death, but 
called the chief of the tribe and said, "I am dy- 



ing, happy and contented, assured that my im- 
mortal soul will ascend to glory and will contem- 
plate the beautiful face of the true Sun that never 
dies, where I shall live eternally united with my 
beloved. If by my love and conversion, I hurt 
your belief, forgive me. I pay with my life what 
you consider an error, but if you believe that the 
last princess of your Incas dies tranquilly, place 
my body and my beloved's in the same tomb. 
Forgive me as I forgive you. Farewell!" 

Thus died the last princess of the Incas. Tra- 
dition still tells us that the tribe of the forest, 
without chief or guide, resolved to follow the 
sun in its majestic course and that seeing it go 
down into the immense stretch of ocean one late 
afternoon, threw themselves into its waves. 



•s;a<Il^l^!i|ill«ill«ai«a^l«aiii<)lilill^l>»9l^l^ 



TO THE MEMORY OF RUPERT BROOKE 

On Scyr OS, in the blue Aegean 
Beneath strong Khopilas, Komaro 
And Pophpas, with a white cross by his head, 
With olives weeping o^er his early bed. 
Lies Rwpert Brooke, 

Deep silence and pure beauty guard his grave. 
Chanting on the winds that lightly tread 
Over the tall tops of trees. 
Swaying gently in the gray sea breeze. 
Moist with their tears* 

Love, melancholy, stands brooding o^er him. 
For he was her heart of hearts, her soul* 
Oh. that another might replace him 
In all the coming worlds 
Where lives yet dim 
Wait for her call* 

When shadows writhe upon the ivory shores 

Of the lisping sea that bore Pyrrhus to Troy; 

When the amber sun casts precious hues upon the clouds, 

His soul smiles from its golden burial shrouds 

Luminous with God* 

Then we who loved him see a golden light, 
Come softly stealing from the distant East* 
And we know he died a poet's death. 
Breathing beauty with his latest breath 
His heart at rest* 

— William L. Meter. 



I 



i(i\m^tfi<m^^:mxfm(Mm> 



THE V I LLA N V AN 



13 



SIj^ i^Ifam of ^xit 

By John A. Whelan 



OLD Aesop liad a pithy way of reminding 
Iiis fellow Greeks of their faults. When 
he wished to denounce a particular vice he 
wrote a fable, to show the folly of it, and added 
a moral to drive home his point. One very 
poignant fable, chipped on a block of stone by 
the .'.eatliing Aesopian chisel, was entitled "The 
Asj in the Lion's Skin." 

We are all familiar with the substance of that 
fable. How the ambitions ass, conceivi-hg the 
first, last, and only idea of his life, put on the 
skin of a lion and went about frightening the 
other animals. True to his nature, he could not 
see that there was a limit to his little game, and, 
of course, he carried it too far. He stopped in 
front of a cowering group and threw back his 
head, intending to roar like a lion. Instead of 
tlie tluinderous growl of the forest-monarch, the 
awe-struck listeners heard only the discordant 
bray, the loud hee-haw of the poor foolish ass. 
Let us draw tlie curtain on the painful scene 
that followed ; for we can be sure he received 
a well-merited drubbing. And the moral — 
don't be a donkey. 

This fable set me thinking (whatever that 
mysterious process may be) that this world is 
simply full of human asses, who go around, so 
to speak, in lion's skins, in vain endeavor to be 
considered brave and powerful. So great is 
their assininity tliat the majority of these persons 
have not sense enough even to cover up their 
long ears. They are harmless, for they deceive 
no one but themselves. One of them may succeed 
with iiis bluff for a time, but he is discovered just 
as soon as he tries to roar — and brays. 

If this were the limit of such a practice, I 
would go no further, but, alas, it is only one in- 
significant phase of a great generic vice. Call 
it what you will: fraud, deceit, cheat, deception, 
graft, sham, fake, hypocrisy, camouflage, — the 
fundamental idea is the same throughout. It is 
a failing which is present in every one to a cer- 
tain degre^ In familiar parlance, "You can't 
get away frhm it." 

It originalfes wth the infant in the cradle, who 
coos and gurgles, innocently opening his little 
moutli, inviting you to poke your finger within 
the yawning depths. Attracted by his guileless 



charms, you stick your index finger between those 
rosy Lps. Shades of the Inquisition ! Into what 
torture has the tiny villian led you ! He has cut 
his sharp milk-teeth and with a gurgle of pleas- 
ure, he sinks them deep into your poor tender 
finger. Thus begins deception with the first age, 
and ends with the last age of all, the feeble old 
man sans everything but a desperate determin- 
ation to cheat the Grim Reaper of his lawful re- 
ward. '':'''.'■":':"'/■ ■■";,'■ ''v.'' .''■■'■■■.■■■■ ■'',■'■"-'>■; • ^" "■/;:':'■•-:" ■ 

For the benefit of the human race, I am go- 
ing to throw the searchlight of investigation on 
the dark and devious ways in which we "pull 
the wool" over the eyes of our fellows. If the 
cap fits you, gentle reader, be not afraid to wear 
it. Perhaps it will protect you some day against 
t;ie cold blast of censure. ; 

But hold ! I inform you, here and now that it 
is not my purpose to make an extensive and de- 
tailed classification of the various forms in which 
deception appears. Roughly speaking, that is 
with the most forcible words my gentle dis- 
position will allow, I will make a general di- 
vision of the subject. In fact I have an excel- 
lent division in mind, and I defy any logician to 
prove that it is not logical. Like all true phil- 
osophers, I maintain there is a reason for every- 
tliing. So I base my division on Cause and 
Effect, or to put it in brief alliteration, "Senti- 
ment and Sliekels are the sources of Sham." 
First I will show you how sentiment, taken in 
tlie broad sense, is the source or cause of shams. 

"O, Wad some power the giftle gie us 
To see ourselves as others see us." 

■ — Robert Burns 

Bobbie Burns knew what he was talking about 
when he wrote those lines. And yet critics try 
to tell us that his best verses were inspired by 
the spirits — of bad Scotch whiskey. Oh!, the 
blindness of human nature ! The bald man 
surreptitiously buys a wig and places it carefully 
on the denuded portion of his head, thinking to 
deceive his friends, especially the fair ones. The 
world gently condones his weakness, condemn- 
ing naught but his faulty taste, in matching the 
shade of his hair. Much bolder, and certainly 
more reprehensible is the man who purchases the 
latest edition of the fliv-ver and then tries to fix 



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THE V I LL A N V AN 



it up so that it will look like a real auto. As the 
disgraceful changeling rattles over the road, the 
very sparrows, in derision cry out, "Cheep, cheep." 

Look around you, my friend, at the handsome, 
white teeth shining so brightly on every side. 
Know you not, they are the offspring of the 
dental chair .f' Fake false-teeth, betraying your 
possesors by coming loose at the mo^t inoppor- 
tune times, you are the fruitful source of many 
a worry and heart-ache ! There is always some- 
thing the matter with you, if you are not being 
swallowed and choking us, you are getting mis- 
laid and broken. And yet we insist on wearing 
you, not because you aid us in mastication, but 
because you lend us a toothsome smile — trashy 
sentiment.;.,'/'/-,;- -r , 

Tlien there is the charming maiden whose age, 
remote or proximate baffles the census taker. 
How she stuns you with the brilliancy of her 
chemical beauty, which is expressed by the sym- 
bols H2 02. Ah, we know her well. Yonder 
respectable citizen serenaded her in the far dis- 
tant days when he was an ardent cavalier: and 
finally he married a damsel plain in her looks, 
but a beautiful cook. Now his grownup son 
deserts the maids of his school-day fancies to 
cast adoring eyes on the bewitching ever-young 
lady who used to spurn his dad with her tiny 
liigh-heeled boot. Youtli and love, alike, are 
blind: but who can find fault witli eitlier, since 
little grams of powder, little drops of paint, can 
work wonders with the most indifferent material. 

Do you see that fine young dandy who is so 
popular in society? He is lionized everywhere 
he goes, and he enters with unconscious ease the 
select circle of the four-hundred. Yet his income 
is less than the salary of the average bank-clerk. 
He is a bluffer pure and simple, signing checks 
that no one will cash, forever drawing on a bank 
account that is always overdrawn. Every tailor 
in town duns him, and his only chance of ever 
squaring his accounts is to marry an heiress. 
Why does the fastidious four-hundred tolerate 
such an obvious imposition.^ Because of some 
trivial fact of sentiment. A INlayflower ancestor, 
a strain of blue blood no matter liov p-le a-^d 
anemic it may be, a lengthy family tree how- 
ever decayed it is, anything of this sort is suf- 
ficient to claim entrance into the select circle. 
A genteel bearing and the services of a fashion- 
able tailor will complete the bluff. 

Enough of this sentimental trash! Sliammiig 
and four-flushing for the sake of some petty in- 
terest is indeed a deplorable practise. But there 



is something far worse, and that is shamming for 
the sake of shabby shekels. Pick up the daily 
paper and with eyes that can see, read the ad- 
vertisements. Column after column: get-rich- 
quick schemes so brazenly patent that you blush 
as you read them, all sorts of wonderful money- 
making contrivances that would drive anyone 
into bankruptcy, patent medicines^ useful only 
to the man who forgot to stock up. But wliy 
enumerate them ? Pe^liaps you wonder why 
tliey are there at all. Remember, my friend, it 
])ays to advertise. Everyone of those ads, no 
matter how absurd its claims, will attract a host 
of suckers. 

Close your ears while I tell you a whopper. I 
tliink it is no exaggeration to say that the major- 
ity of commerical enterprises depend in part on 
a big bluff. As I had the misfortune to lose the 
statistics in reference to tliis matter, whicli were 
complied only after much labor and time, you 
will have to take my word for it. But, for ex- 
ample, everyone knows that Barnum tlic circus 
man, built up his busiiess on a little truifsm, 
"Tliere's one born every minute." 

Apropos of circuses, w!ien you were a hoy (if 
you didn't happen to be a girl) did you ever stand 
outside the big tent and feast your eyes on the' 
gorgeous posters? After you paid tlie quarter, 
saved up by six months of rigorous self denial 
and entered the flapping gates of this earthly 
paradise, Avhat a disappointment awaited you. 
The only feature that ever measures up to the 
standard of the posters is the monkey cage. And 
your baby brother is funnier than a whole barrel 
of them. At least, the visitors used to say so, to 
get an invitation to su})per or a bottle of ma's 
famous goose-berry wine. 

Ah the maledictions h-aped on the heads of 
those who bunco the unhappy consumer. Go out 
into the kitchen and examine the wooden nut- 
megs, grate them and note the heap of saAvdust. 
Pick up at random any package labeled "Break- 
fast food." I defy you to analyze the mysterious 
compound. Test the coffee, whicli is not coffee 
at all but a mixture of peanut '-hells nnd dried 
peas scientifically blended, roa.sted, and '>;vou d. 
Have you ever had any experience in r:)i<- 
ing a true patch? Here is the saddest tale 
of all, "The Experiences of the Amateur Gar- 
dener." For every seed he sows, cadmus-like, 
he reaps three husky weeds. The yield of his 
truck patch at the end of a blistering^ back-ach- 
ing s nmmer proves conclusively that guaranteed 
seeds are n9t synonymous with a full vegetable 



THE VILLANOVAN 



16 



cellar. But why confine ourselves to such trivial 
instances, when there are far greater crimes cry- 
ing to heaven for vengeance? 

Hanging opposite the motto, God Bless Our 
Home, in many a parlor rests a framed momento 
of father's folly. Dad writhes in mental agony 
every time he beholds that beautiful certificate, 
engraved in six colors, embossed with red and 
gold seals, which entitles the holder to one hun- 
dred shares, at a dollar a share, in the Wild Cat 
copper mine. Mom insists that it hang there 
until Wild Cat copper declares dividends on the 
common stock. Thus is a taste for art cultivated 
in our American homes. ^ ;: ,/ : 

The suave real estate agent paints in vivid 
colors, the splendors of a suburban lot, laying 
stress on the beautiful scenery and pure ozone 
that surround it. The enthusiastic buyer hands 
over his money and then decides to view his pur- 
chase. Fortunate man if his lot is not adjacent 
to dumping grounds, and lucky beyond a doubt, 
if the zephyrs tliat blow from a soap or glue fac- 
tory invade not liis back yard. 

I pride myself on being systematic, in hav- 
ing a well shaped plan of action always in view. 
I have treated of the milder forms of the subject 
under discussion, and I will now proceed to 
t'laborate the more depraved forms of fake. 

Let us say you are a business man. A well 
dressed prosperous looking stranger comes into 
your office and Iielps himself simultaneously to 
the best chair and your private box of cigars. 
He seems greatly interested in your line of goods 
and you have visions of a large order with a 
new customer. At the end of ten minutes, you 
are disillusioned and in less than half an hour 
you are completely undone. When he departs 
you possess an insurance policy that will never 
do you any. good, an incubus, doomed to lapse 
after you have mortaged the piano to pay the 
first five years' premium. Of like nature is 
that other gentleman the book agent who usually 
drops in on your busiest days. His chief business 
is to sell books that nobody wants and he gen- 
erally succeeds by an effective combination of 
gall, wind, and perservance. But why rub it 
in ! Your library is stocked with histories of 
China and Peru, Editions de Luxe, all sorts of 
books that will lay unread and uncut on your 
slielves until you die, and then your heirs will 
throw them out. Poor, weak, human creature, 
must you always pay the penalty for your Aveak- 
Jicss? Cheated;, defrauded, victimised wherever 



you turn, let us hope that in the next world there 
will be relief from tliis awful calamity. 

I have one more example to relate. Would 
thrt I ]iad the biting satire of a Swift, the chill- 
ing sarcasm of a Macaulay, the burning irony of 
a Burke, to denounce in fitting terms the follow- 
ing monstrosity! Who is the meanest man and 
what is the most reprehensible practise? To 
my mind, it is tlie wretch who flayed the demon 
Rum on the public platform, and a few hours 
later in tlie privacy of liis home, filled up tlie 
bath tub with beer and soaked his tliirsty carcass 
in the liquid he liad condemned as filthy hog 
wash. Each week the expressman would deposit 
an unassuming keg of nails (wliich frequently 
leaked) at this man's cellar door and receive for 
his tip, a pamphlet on the suppression of the 
liquor traffic. Oh, the vile hypocrisy of it ! Yet 
we have the grim satisfaction of knowing that 
the gentleman in question has played his game a 
little too far. In depriving others of the good 
and lawful things of this life, he himself must 
sliare in the general drouth. May his burning 
thirst be quenched by nothing stronger than gin- 
ger pop. " '''^'■■r-\' -::■'''■'.?'/ ■::'''- r ..-;;;.; 

Before I endeavor to summarize the subject of 
sliams, which I have considered mainly in the con- 
crete, I will present to you some of its metapliysi- 
cal, psychological and moral aspects. It is a 
notable fact that we are living in a world of sham 
and bluff and camouflage. "Something is rotten 
in tlie state of Denmark," is a judgment that 
can be applied universally. The moralists shouts. 
"Wliat's wrong witli the world?" then he listens 
to Echo, carrying back tlie answer, — "the world." 
If any one should ask me the same question, I 
would answer truthfully, "I don't know." But 
I will take you into my confidence, gentle read- 
er, and submit to you a little theory of my own 
which is supported by the preceding examples 
p.nd arguments. 

I have a weakness for quoting the good old 
maxims by which our fore-fathers ruled their 
lives, and our fore-fathers were pretty straight 
lived old chaps at that. Here's a famous one, 
"Honesty is the best policy." Hark ! I can hear 
tlie crooked politician, and the embezzler of trust- 
funds say "Righto" as they lock-step up and 
down the jail corridors. Our great president, 
Lincoln, hit the bullseye when he made the fol- 
lowing observation, "You can fool some of the 
people all of the time, and you may fool all the 
people some of tlie time, but you can't fool all 



y- 



16 



THE V I LL A N V A N 



of the people, all of the time." Bluff and sham 
and hypocrisy are the real causes of more trouble 
and distress than the world will ever know. To 
be honest, to be square, to be on the level in 
small things as well as great, will bring more 
real peace and happiness into the lives of men 
than all the systems of social uplift ever pro- 
posed. This is my pet theory of making the 
world safe for Democracy. If it were actually 
adopted, the League of Nations or any similar 
device would be thrown in the scrap heap. 

Human nature is the only stumbling block 
in the path of my little theory. As long as men 
are men, tliey will practise the gentle art of de- 
ception. This quality is inherent in the nature 
of the beast and it endureth from generation to 
generation. The principle of tlie gold brick ante- 
dates Noak's Ark, Archaeologists have proved 
from their discoveries that the gentle sex have 
been "making up" ever since the males have had 
an eye for the aesthetic ; and that is a long, long 
time ago. 



At the present time men are deceiving each 
other worse than ever before. Even as they kill 
each other in battle, tliey must needs "camou- 
flage" the deadly work. From all indications, 
deception is passing from an art, a gentle art in- 
to one exact and cruel science. It is hard to pre- 
dict what the future will produce in the line of 
shams, but I, for one, am prepared to hold my 
own wlien it comes to fooling the other chap or 
getting fooled by some one else. 

I must confess that the subject of "shams" is 
too extensive to admit of any but the most super- 
ficial treatment in a work of tliis sort. I liave 
tried to make tlie subject matter as shallow as 
possible so tliat even a child can wade through it 
without getting into' deep water. In conclusion, 
I miglit add that wlien I submit this manuscript 
to tlie editor, I will tell him it is an essay. I 
wcrn you, however, my readers, not to be deceiv- 
ed even tliougli I kid tlie editor into accepting it. 
This is only a sham essay, built on a bluff by a 
genuine faker. 



IMITATIO CHRISTI 



When depression's saddening feeling 
Seizes on my soal with pain, 
Consolation comes revealing 
As I read Christ's life again. 

All he suffered makes c«r sorrow 
Look like shower «nto storm; 
All the good He did we borrow, 
If we will to Him conform. 



Years He labored on in secret; 
Then He came forth and we see 
How our Master, Lord of all things, 
Shone in public ministry. 

Three years of His life devoted. 
Working every kind of good ; 
His reward — lo! those he favored 
Nail Him to a cross of wood. 



Lowly was He born in stable. 
Angels singing at His birth: 
Laud! Hosanna! Peace! and Glory! 
Christ the Lord has come to earth. 



Such thoughts give, me consolation — 
Thoughts of what Christ did for me — 
How He came on earth fulfilling 
All His Father's grand decree. 



Sad depression thus doth quit me. 
Free my soul is of its pain; 
So I bear my cross and follow. 
Life abundant to attain. 



-Jerome A. Mahonej^ 



®1|? HtlUnonan 



Vol. VI 



OCTOBER, 19^1 



No. 1 



lEfttlar-iit-OIlitef 

WILLIAM A. O 'LEAKY, '22 



Atumttt 
HOWARD M. THORNBURY, '22 



lEMtortal iMtxxh 



Aaaoctatf lEJiitnra 

ROBERT EVANS, '24 
WALTER RIORDAN, '2i 



ABHiatiiMt tMtnr 

JOHN p. DONOVAN, '22 



AtlilctitH 
ALFRED KENNY, '23 



CHARLES A. BELZ, '22, Editor 

CHARLES A. CALLAHAN^23 

THEODORE REIMEL, '24 ^^ ,„^ 

EDWARD J. RITSON, '25 



SfantUii llrfttor 
REV. JOSEPH E. HYSON, O. S. A. 



AfturrltBtng 

EDWARD DIGHAM, '24 
GEORGE CASEY, '25 
PHILIP HOLAND, '25 



Husitxpaa Sr}iartmnit 

IBuH itraa fHattuyrr 

JAMES PURCELL, '24 



Eitcutni Ahiiiarr 
CHARLES M. MAGEE, Ph.D. 



(Uirrulatinit 
CHARLES McCLERNAN, '23 
RHINE AS VIZE, '23 



Shttortal 



ONCE more the portals of Villaiiova have- 
opened to receive those in quest of learn- 
ing and in this opening issue of Tmc 
ViLLANOVAN we wisli to extend our greeting 
both to those who are just entering upon their 
college careers and to those who have been with 
us before. Likewise, we extend our salutation 
to the Alumni, to all our friends and supporters, 
and to those who take a kindly interest in our 
humble endeavors. We anticipate an unusually 
interesting and successful year. In fact, we predict 
it. Something seems to have arisen amongst us, 
a rejuvenation of spirit, of interest in all college 
activities — athletic, academic, and social. We are 
reinforced in numbers and our rate of mortal- 
ity in class work seems to be on the decline, so 
that we are entering upon this, our sixth year of 
College Journalism, with keen hopes for the 
future. 

We look forward to the Alumni more than 
ever for support, for we realize that that body 
is ever increasing in magnitude and has become 
a substantial factor in all things which concern 
IIS. ^Ve solicit their help and advice and also any 



literary contributions which they may be dis- 
])osed to offer, and we tender tliem our most earn- 
est Avislies for succes in all their activities, pro- 
fessional or otherwise. 



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S you sow, so shall you reap." We do 
not utter these words as an introduction 
to a sermon nor do we wish them to be 
construed as a foreword to a discussion on 
liuman frailty. The most heartless teacher of 
all, experience, is our sole prompter. There are, 
undoubtedly, a goodly number among us who 
are starting out on their scholastic careers with 
excellent motives and a determined will to suc- 
ceed no matter what obstacles may happen in 
their way nor what the odds may be against 
them. It is given to no man to look into the 
future. An extremely wise provision on the part 
of the Creator. Where then is the advantage in 
becoming a continual dreamer? 

Tlie world outside, the professions, all walks 
of life, demand concrete evidence of ability and 
the summit of the ladder of success is never 





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THE VILLA N OVA N 



19 



£^cliieved by indulging in pleasurable vagaries of 
tlie mind. We do not mean to infer that "castles 
in the air" are entirely detrimental in their effect; 
on the other hand they are salutary to those who 
do not make tliem a ruling element in their lives. 
It seems logical then to suggest that the only way 
to progress in any Iiuman attempt is to go about 
it in a concrete manner^ — to act, to concentrate, 
to make the most of a day's opportunities. 
Obstacles will have to be surmounted, inconve- 
niences suffered and failures endured; but, there 
is no ignoming in faikire provided the grit to try 
again is there. 

Men of the world tell us that life requires 
sand and we are not prone to doubt their work. 
Business and professional competition of to-day 
have assumed such gigantic proportions that the 
survival of the fit only, is immediately evidenced. 
It is necessary to be fully equipped for tlie battle 
and man's only equipment is his mental and 
pliysical inheritance and the degree to which he 
has developed both. The days when men sat 
by the fireside and in the dim glow of a burning 
log endeavored to enhance their mental powers, 
have faded into tlie past. The opportunities of 
today are so manifold that almost anyone can 
secure education along a desired line provided 
he has the necessary will power to endure the 
sacrifices required. The failure to grasp these 
opportunities and make use of them places one 
on the wrong side of the line of demarcation be- 
tween the dependent and the independent. The 
opportunity to develop nature's gifts is presented 
to you here and whether or not you will take 
advantage of it is a question for you to decide. 
We pass this way but once. Let us make the 
journey pleasurable and profitable to ourselves 
and our companions. Let us pass on the way 
smiling, with a word of cheer for everyone. 



KU KLUX KLAN 

DURING the past few months there has 
come before the public gaze the alleged 
inner workings of an organization, national 
in character, and of extensive membership, which, 
persumably, is existent to aid in the "preservation 
of law and order" in our country. The principle 



tliat "tlie end justifies the means" is evidently the 
prevailing doctrine in the Klan, if those respon- 
sible for the "expose" are to be believed. But 
we are particularly interested in the fact that 
the organization is inimical to the interests of 
Catholicity. The propaganda seems to be that 
too many influential positions have fallen into 
the hands of Catholics, that a powerful influence 
has come into existance in matters politic, which 
they call "Catholic." If strength lies in numbers 
the Klan is outclassed at the outset, but we will 
disregard this insignificant detail and consider 
only such facts as may establish conclusively 
the futility of any attempt to block the progress 
or bring to naught the work of an institution, 
whose beginning antedates that of all others. 

Enemies of Catholicity are as old as the 
Church herself. There has never been a time 
when she was free from exterior liostility and 
still it seems that this influence has never damp- 
ened her ardor nor retarded her progress. As 
a matter of fact the Church has thrived and 
benefitted under the attacks which have been 
launched at her from time to time. And we may 
say in passing that the present attack will be 
attended with the same result. The Klan has 
succeeded in arousing public interest in the Cath- 
olic religion ; this can only be followed by a 
more widespread consideration of the truths of 
Catholicity. Thus, it is evident, that a direct 
benefit accrues from the circulation of the sin- 
ister propaganda. No clear-thinking individual 
will accept any statements of the Klan at their 
face value and a close and deep inquiry in their 
source will generally reveal the prejudiced mo- 
tives of tlie instigators. It is impossible of an 
organization such as this, founded on principles 
of sectional hatred and religious bigotry, to suc- 
ceed in any endeavor, no matter how seemingly 
praiseworthy that endeavor may be. The Cath- 
olic Church has stood and will continue to stand 
pgainst all attacks from within and without. She 
is stronger to-day tlian ever and tlie fact that in- 
fluences more powerful than those wielded by 
the Ku Klux Klan have never prevailed against 
her is our safe prediction regarding the outcome 
of this present attack. 



7" II li .r I L L A A' (; /■ // A' 



l<) 



.•ichicvfd by iii(hilg'iii<>' in plcasiirahlc vaii,'arit'.s of 
tlif niiiul. \\ V do not mean to infer that "castK's 
in tile air" arc entirely detrimental in tlu-ir elFi'ct; 
OH tile otiier hand tiiey are salntary to those who 
do uoL ni;ike tlieni a ruling,' element in thrir lives. 
Il seems lonieal then lo siin'<i'est that the otdy way 
to prc-nress in any human attempt is to fi,'o about 
it in a concrete manner, — to act, to concentrate, 
to make the most of ;\ day's opportunities. 
()l)stacles will ha\e to be surn\ouuted, inconve- 
niences suiTcred and failures I'ndured; hut, t'lere 
is no iyiMuninii' in failure provided the !,;'r:t t-i try 
.•:fj,ain is there. 

Men of the world tell us that life re(]uires 
s;ind and we art' not prone to doubt their work. 
Business and professional competition of to-day 
havi' assumed such iiiyantie ])r()portions that the 
survi\;il of the tit only, is immediately I'videnced. 
It is necessary to be fidly e(|uipp,'d f'-r t!ic battle 
ami man's only ('([uipment is his mental and 
physit'al iiiheritaiu'c and the degree to which he 
has <le\ eloped both. 'I'he days when men sat 
by the fireside an<l in the dim ulow of a buriiinif 
l()<i,' endeavored to enhanct- tlu'ir mental powi'rs, 
ha\-e fadt'd into the ])ast. 'i'lie opportunities of 
today arc so manifold that ;-!mo.t anyone c.'in 
secure education alonii' a di'sired line provided 
lie has the necessary will ])Ower to endure tlie 
sa(rilices rt'(|uirc(l. 'The failure to <;-rasp these 
op|)ortunities and make use of them ))laces one 
on the wronu- side of the line of demarcation be- 
tween the de])i'ndent and the independent. 'IMie 
opportunity lo (lc\elop nature's yifts is presented 
to you here and whether or not you will t.'ike 
a(l\antaye of it is a (piestiun for you to decide. 
\\ (• pass this way but once. I.et us make the 
journey j)leasurable and profitable to ourselves 
and our companions. I.et us ])ass on the way 
■>niilinu-. with a word of cheer for everyone. 

KU KLUX KLAN 

DrUlN'(i the past few months there has 
come before the public jia/i- tlu' alleg'cd 
inner workings of an oruani/ation, national 
in t'haracter, and of t-xtensive mcmbershi]), which, 
pirsuniably. is existent to aid in tlu' "])reservation 
ol law and ordi'r " in our country. The princi[)le 



that "the eiul justifies the me.ans" is evidently the 
prevailing doctrine in the Kl.'in, if those respon- 
sible for the "expose" are to be believed. Hut 
we arc particularly interested in the fact that 
the organization is inimical to the interests of 
( 'atliolieity. The propaganda srems to be that 
loo many influential positions lia\e fallen into 
the hands of Catholics, that a powerful iniluencc 
has come into existance in matters politic, which 
they call "Catholic." If strength lies in numl)crs 
the Klan i.s outclassed at the outset, but we will 
disregard this insignificant detail and consider 
only such facts as may establish conclusively 
the futility of any attempt to block the progress 
or bring to naught the work of an institution, 
wliost' beginning antedates that of all others. 

l''aieniies of Catholicity are as old as the 
Church herself. There has ni'vcr been a timt' 
when she was free from exterior hostility and 
still it seems that this influence has lu-vcr damp- 
ened her ardor nor rt'larded her progress. As 
a matter of fact the Church has thrived and 
luMiefitti'd under the attacks which have been 
launched at her from time to time. Aiul we may 
say in passing that the present attack will bi' 
attended with the same result. The Klan has 
succeeded in arousing public interest in tin' Cath- 
olic religion; this can only be follo'wcd by a 
more widespread consideration of the truths of 
Catliolicity. Thus, it is evident, that a direct 
benefit accrues fr;>m the circulation of the sin- 
ister pro])aganda. \o clear-thiidving individual 
will accept any st.'itemcnts of the Klan at their 
face \alue and a close and deep intpiiry in t'u'ir 
source' will generally reveal the prejudiced n\o- 
tivcs of the instig.'itors. It is im))ossible of an 
(.rganization such as this, founded on principles 
of sectional hatred and religious bigotry, to suc- 
ceed in any endeavor, no matter how seemingly 
praisewortliy that endeavor may be. The Cath- 
olic Church has stood and will continue to stand 
."gainst all attacks from within and without. She 
is stronger to-day than ever and the fact that in- 
fUu'nees more powerful than those wielded by 
the Ku Klux Klan have never prevailed ag.'iinst 
lu'r is our safe pri'diction regarding the outcome 
of this present attack. 



20 



THE V I LLANO VAN 




OPENING 

Villanova was formally opened on September 
23d with the address of our President^, Rev. F. 
A. Driccoll, O. S. A., to the student body. 
The number of new students has far surpassed 
that of any previous year. The large increase 
in enrollments has necessitated the arrangement 
of the several schools under deans. 

Mr. Carl T. Humphrey, S.B. 

Dean of School of Technology 

Rev. Howard A. Grelis, A.M., O. S. A. 

Dean of of School of Arts and I/Ctters r 

Rev. George A. O'Meara, y\.M., (). S. A. 

Dean of the School of Business Administration 

Rev. Francis E. Tourschcr, D.D., (). S. A. v 
Dean of the (Graduate School 

Rev. Ruellan P. Fink, M.S., O. S. A. ^ . 

Dean of the Pre-Medical School 

Rev. Walter G. Rafter, A.M., (). S. A. - 

Dean of the Siniimer and l^iXtenKJon Schonl 

Rev. Tliomas A. Rowan, A.M., O. S. A. 
Dean of the Prepai-atory School 

THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION 

Under the capable direction of Dean O'Meara, 
this school will soon hold as important a place 
on the curriculum as any of the older schools 
of Villanova. Its faculty consists only of men 
wlio have specialized in universities and in the 
business world in this particular kind of work. 
The courses offered in tliis school lead to the 
degrees B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Accounting, 
B.S. in Journalism. 



THE SUMMER EXTENSION SCHOOL 

The formation of the Summer and Extension 
School combined under the direction of Dean 
Rafter has proved a valuable asset to the Greater 
Villanova. The success of Fr? Rafter's School 



was indicated by the enrollment of nearly three 
hundred students last summer. Courses were 
offered from practically all brandies of the 
college curriculum. >; 



FEDERAL BOARD STUDENTS 

The appearance of twenty-one men from tlie 
Federal Board for Vocational Training on tlie 
campus, causes us to reflect that there is sometliing 
about Villanova which makes it a "clioice" col- 
lege. It is the clioice of the man and has tlie 
approval of the United States Government. Need 
any further testimony be given that Villanova 
is tlie ideal college and that ever man here 
sliould not only be proud of his Alma Mater, 
but should consider it an lionor to be a son of 
Villanova? 



DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES 

George T. Shaett'er, Pli.D., Head of the Depart- 
ment of Modern Language and Professor of the 
Romance and German languages, annouiiccs his 
corps of teachers: 

Francis A. Hess, Pli.D. 

Professor of German ' 

A. G. Lauxienzo, Litt.D. , 

Associate Professor of SjKinish 

Robert M. Evans ''^''''' ''''' '''''''^'^'''-' ■''[■'-''■^ ■'■''■■ --■^''^''•^■''■. 

Instructor in French and Spanish ■ ^ 

J. CJinard ■■'■:':' ::^ ■'■.'-'■'.'.'■■/ ''::''^ "•/'-" ." 

Instructor in Si)anish 



^HOBBLE-GOBBLE" 

On Friday evening, September oOth, the tra- 
ditional and time-hcnored initiation of P'resh- 
men into "The Ancient Order of tlie Hobble- 
Gobble" was lield. Tlic secret "rites" were held 
under the direction of the "Exalted Hobble- 



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Gobbler/' Frank Pickett, with the assistance of 
the "Associate Gobblers," 

While the affair proved rather "shocking" to 
some of the new men, it nevertheless furnished 
much amusement to the old men. The acrobatic, 
vocal and terpsichorean talents of the Freshmen 
were exhibited in the auditorium while some of 
their "other" talents were "displayed" on the 
campus. 



CLASS ELECTIONS 
Class of J922 
Prseident — Martin J. MacDonald 
Vice-President — Elmer M. Hertzler 
Secretary — Howard M. Thornbury 
Treasurer — 

Class of J923 

President — Matthew A. Lynch , 
Vice-President — Joseph B. Ford 
Secretary — A. Edward Cooke 
Treasurer — Charles B. Laughlin 

; Class of J924 

President — James H, Walsh 
Vice-President — Paul J. McCloskcy 
Secretary — Charles P. Gaffney 
Treasurer — Walter M. Riordan 
Football Manager— James F. Derwin 

Class of J925 
President — John Finn 
Vice-President — Frank Livingstone 
Secretary — Thomas Fox 
Treasurer — Eugene Kennedy 



FRESHMAN MEETING 

The first meeting of the Freshman Class was 
called by Fr. O'Meara on October 3d. At this 
meeting the class was organized and John Finn 
elected president. In his opening speech, Mr. 
P'inn asked for the co-operation of his classmates 
and immediately formulated plans for the Fresh- 
man football team. This year's Freshman Class 
lias so far shown a considerable amount of spirit 
and loyalty to the various activities of the school. 
Villanova welcomes, and is proud of the Class 
of 1925. • , 



PRE-MEDICAL SOCIETY 

At the first meeting of the Saints Luke, Cosmas, 
and Damiaii Pre-Medical Society, Mr. James B. 
Dempsey was elected president to succeed Mr. 
Pierce II. Russell, who has entered the George- 
town Medical School. 



This society was organized last year and, under 
the capable direction of Rev. Ruellan P. P'ink, 
O. S. A., has grown to be one of the leading 
societies at Villanova. It has not only been 
prominent in the social activities of the college, 
but also in the spiritual and intellectual read- 
ities. At the meetings, essays and spiritual read- 
ings are given which are essential to the man who 
is to study medicine. Every member of this 
society on leaving Villanova will be prepared 
to defend his faith and uphold the teachings and 
doctrines of his church whenever they are assail- 
ed, whether it be in the medical profession or in 
the great whirl of the business world. 

At the recent initiation, nearly fifty new mem- 
bers were admitted through the sacred portals 
of the Guild of Sts. Luke, Cosmas and Damian 

As further evidence that the remarkable spirit 
manifested by the society last year has not dim- 
inished but has increased, a drive has been 
launched to secure funds for the erection of a 
fraternity house on the college campus. Already 
the subscriptions which have started to arrive, 
indicate that the drive, under the management 
of Yr. Fink and President Dempsey, is to go 
"Over the Top" with flying colors. 



• THE YEAR BOOK 
Work on the Year Book of the Class of 1922 
was begun in earnest with the opening of the 
school year. Mr. John P. Donovan and his staff 
of capable assistants are giving this project their 
utmost abilities. The success of the Year Book 
is certain, but any contributions from the under- 
graduates which may improve it will be heartily 
welcomed. It is up to the entire school to l»el]i 
put the Year Book of 1922 "across," and thereby 
establish the Year Book of each following year 
as a regular institution here at Villanova. 



THE CLASS OF J923 

At the meeting of the student body on Tuesday 
evening, September 27th, Fr. O'Meara announced 
the award of the prize for the "Best Class" dur- 
ing the year 1920-1921. The prize was awarded 
to the Class of 1923, which at all times was ready 
to answer every call from Villanova. The spirit 
and loyalty of the Glass of 1923 was at all times 
100% for Villanova. 

The prize is in the form of a memorial plaque 
to be placed in the corridor where it may be seen 
by all and prove an incentive for loyalty and love 
for Villanova at all times. 



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As far as we have been able to learn, the fol- 
lowing members of the class of 1921 have secured 
these positions. 

Frank Braham and J. Leo Brennan are in the 
employ of the Pickett Construction Company in 
New York City. . John McGuire and Alfred 
Kane are also in New York City in the employ 
of the Murray Electrical Company. Felix Mc- 
Guire and Frank Mc Manus have secured posi- 
tions in Philadelphia. It is very gratifying to 
note the progress of these young men and The 
VlLLANOVAN extends its congratulations. 

Leo Delohry is pursuing his studies at the 
Long Island Medical College. 



Recently, through Very Reverend C. M. Dris- 
coll, O.S.A., and Reverend Fredrick Riordan, 
O. S. A., Villanova was again the recipient of 
the generosity of Mr. Curran, of Andover, Mass. 

This last of several donations, was given by 
him for the purpose of installing other fully 
equipped organic laboratories. 

Side by side with the lately constructed experi- 
mental rooms of the department of Chemical 
Engin|eering, which are also the products of 
his generosity, these new laboratories have been 
erected. 

Spacious in their effect, these new rooms have 
cleared away the vexing problem of accommoda- 
ting the number of men coming to Villanova for 
courses in Chemical Engineering. One hundred 
and eighty students can carry on experiments 
with all the comfort essential to best results. 

These new organic laboratories are very ex- 
tensive in their scope. One of them has been 
fully equipped for the chemical engineers to 



carry on any investigation in the field of organic 
chemistry. The otlier has been made suitable 
for pre-medical experiments. It is sufficiently 
large to accomodate tliose students wlio tire pre- 
paring to pursue the study of medicine. In tlie 
building these laboratories, two problems were 
presented and conclusively solved. First tlie in- 
tellectual development of tlie students w.is care- 
fully planned and all apparatus necessary for 
the promotion of this development was instalkd. 
Second, extreme care was exercised in maintain- 
ing the perfect hygiene conditions necessary for 
the welfare of those engaged in the work. 

The Villanovan, in the name of the officers 
of the institution and the student body, tenders 
to Mr. Curran a warm appreciation of his ser- 
vices to us. We trust that his laudable desire 
to advance the cause of Catholic education will 
receive the honor which it has so fittingly 
merited. --.''::■.■■■■■:,;':,'„, 



CONDOLENCES 

The recent death of Philander C. Knox, Jun- 
ior United States Senator from Pennsylvania, 
has special significance for Villanova. 

Tlie late Senator was the recipient of the hon- 
orary degree. Doctor of Laws, conferred on him 
by this institution in 1909. 

It is a matter of profound regret that he was 
taken at the height of a brilliant career. His 
loss leaves a sense of a distinct gap in the ranks 
of worthy statesmen who cannot be called poli- 
ticians. The Villanovan sincerely mourns 
the passing of a noble character. s^ 



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DR. TIMOTHY M. O'ROURKE " 

Dr. Timothy M, O'Rourke, after an illness of 
ceveral years duration, died at Philadelphia, Pa., 
September 26, 1921. Dr. O'Rourke or "Timmie," 
as lie was usually affectionately called by his 
friends, entered Villanova in 1897 and upon the, 
completion of his course in 1903, entered Medico- 
Chi College at Philadelphia, where he received 
his degree in medicine. After his graduation as 
a physician, he remained a number of years at 
the hospital of the college as Chief Resident phys- 
ician and later as Assistant Gynecologist. Be- 
fore his death he had built up a large and flourish- 
ing practice in the city of Philadelphia, where he 
was CO deservedly popular. For several years 
he was attending physician to Vllianova College 
and occupied there for a time the chair of Phys- 
iology and Hygiene. Two years ago, as a result 
of overwork, during tiie influenza epidemic, he 
suffered a nervous break-down and collapse from 
tic effects of whicli he never recovered. Dr. 
O'Rourke was one of tlie most popular students 
tti; t cvc" entered Villarova. His genial nature 
ciider.red him to all, and he was a natural born 
leader. His conspicuous athletic ability won for 
him a position on the Varsity baseball and foot- 
bsll teams. Despite his light weight, he was a 
ciipable catcher, whose timely batting won many 
a victory for the college colors. As a hard-tack- 
ling end on the gridiron, his unfailing fighting 
spirit and gameness played no small part in up- 
liolding Villanova's prestige for plucky fighting 
teams, who never knew wlien they were beaten. 
His companions will perliaps best remember him 
as a leader in the college pranks which form the 
basis of these most lively rerainisences. It could 
be svAA of him, however, that while he was often 
in mischief, it was always without malice and of 
the innocent variety which leaves behind it no 
unpleasant memories. 

Burial was at his home in Waterbury, Conn. 
To his family and bereaved widow TriK Vir.LA- 
x;)VAN presents its sincere sympathy. 



ate days, Ray took a prominent part in all 
college activities,^ particularly in the Athletic 
Association, and in the Phi Kappa Pi, in the 
councils of which he was a leading spirit. The 
present grandstand on the college campus was 
erected chiefly througli his untiring efforts. After 
his graduation he continued to take an active 
part in college affairs. The first design for tiie 
new gymnasium was made by him and though 
it was afterwards rejected, it served its purpoce 
in the process of intelligent planning. During' 
the war he was sent to an officers training camp 
and secured a commission as a second lieutenant. 
His many former companions and friends will 
miss his energy, zeal, interest and loyalty at their 
alumni reunions. 

The funeral Mass at St. Columbia's, Pliiladel- 
phia, was sung by his friend and advisor, Father 
Dohan, who likewise preached the funeral sermon. 
To his family and young wife, to whom he had 
been married less than a year. Till-: VlLLANOVAN 
extends its sincere condolences, r ^ v; 

Charles Raymond Larkin was born November 
6th, 1891, in Philadelphia. He was educated in 
the public schools of Philadelpliia, graduating 
from North East Manual Training School in 



C RAYMOND LARKIN ; 

C. Raymond Larkin, '11, of Philadelphia, Pa., 
died August 30, 1921, after a long illness which 
had kept him confined to his bed since last Janu- 
ary. "Ray" Larkin at the time of his death was 
Assistant Engineer in the Department of Health 
of tlie City of Philadelphia, which position his 
great technical skill, particularly his ability as 
a draftsman, had secured for him sliortlv after 
Jns graduation from college. In his undergradu- 



1910, going from there to Villanova College, from 
which he received B.S. in civil engineering in 
1911 and the degree of civil engineer in 1919. 

His first engineering work began under the 
Union Paving Co. as superintendent and higli- 
way engineer. Many sheet asphalt streets were 
laid by him in the city of Philadelpliia and vic- 
inity. ;•;;;■;■■■', v;;:. ::,:.;-:;\,:.;>':;,-j\ ,/■,:■;: '■r;-; ;; ";'■'■■..'■: 

In August, 1916, Mr. Larkin became Assistant 
Engineer in the Bureau of Health, city of Phila- 
delpliia, under J. A. Vogelson, Chief of the Bu- 
reau, member Am. "So. C. E. All construction 
and alterations undertaken in the hospitals and 
other institutions in the Bureau were under liis 
supervision. 

In 1918 he was given a leave of absence from 
the Bureau and enlisted in the army, attending 
the training school at Camp Joseph Johnston, 
Jacksonville, Fla., and commissioned second lieu- 
tenant, quartermaster's section, on December 6, 
1918. He was retired to the Officers Reserve 
Corps and again resumed his duties with the 
Bureau of Health until his death. 

He was married to Katherine E. Lochery, at 
Jamaica, L. I., on November 17tli, 1920, and is 
survived by his widow, his father and a brotlier. 

Mr. Larkin was a man of sterling character 
and exceptional ability and showed an earnest- 



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As far as we have been able to learn, the fol- 
lowing members of the class of 1921 have secured 
these positions. 

p'rank Braham and J. Leo Brennan are in the 
employ of the Pickett Construction Company in 
New York City. John McGuire and Alfred 
Kane are also in New York City in the employ 
of tlie Murray Electrical Company. Felix Mc- 
Guire and Frank Mc Manus have secured posi- 
tions in Philadelphia. It is very gratifying to 
note the progress of these young men and The 
ViLLANOVAN extends its congratulations. 

Leo Delohry is pursuing his studies at the 
Long Island Medical College. 



Recently, through Very Reverend C. M. Dris- 
coU, O.S.A., and Reverend Fredrick Riordan, 
O. S. A., Villanova was again the recipient of 
the generosity of Mr. Curran, of Andover, Mass. 

This last of several donations, was given by 
him for the purpose of installing other fully 
equipped organic laboratories. 

Side by side with the lately constructed experi- 
mental rooms of the department of Chemical 
Enginleering, which are also the products of 
his generosity, these new laboratories have been 
erected. 

Spacious in their effect, these new rooms have 
cleared away the vexing problem of accommoda- 
ting the number of men coming to Villanova for 
courses in Chemical Engineering. One hundred 
and eighty students can carry on experiments 
with all the comfort essential to best results. 

These new organic laboratories are very ex- 
tensive in their scope. One oj them has been 
fully equipped for the ehemrcal engineers to 



carry on any investigation in the field of organic 
chemistry. The other has been made suitable 
for pre-medical experiments. It is sufficiently 
large to accomodate those students wlio are pre- 
paring to pursue the study of medicine. In tlie 
building these laboratories, two problems were 
presented and conclusively solved. First tlie in- 
tellectual development of tlie students was care- 
fully planned and all apparatus necessary for 
the promotion of this development was installed. 
Second, extreme care was exercised in maintain- 
ing the perfect hygiene conditions necessary for 
the welfare of those engaged in the work. 

The ViLLANOVAN, in the name of the officers 
of the institution and the student body, tenders 
to Mr. Curran a warm appreciation of his ser- 
vices to us. We trust that his laudable desire 
to advance the cause of Catholic education will 
receive the honor which it lias so fittingly 
merited. 



COISTDOLENCES 

The recent death of Philander C. Knox, Jun- 
ior United States Senator from Pennsylvania, 
has special significance for Villanova. 

The late Senator was the recipient of the hon- 
orary degree. Doctor of Laws, conferred on him 
by this institution in 1909. 

It is a matter of profound regret that he was 
taken at the height of a brilliant career. His 
loss leaves a sense of a distinct gap in the ranks 
of worthy statesmen who cannot be called poli- 
ticians. The ViLLANOVAN sincerely mourns 
the passing of a noble character. 



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23 



DR, TIMOTHY IWL O^ROURKE 

Dr Timothy M. O'Rourke, after an illness of 
several years duration, died at Philadelphia, Pa., 
September 26, 1921. Dr. O'Rourke or "Timmie," 
as he was usually affectionately called by his 
friends, entered Villanova in 1897 and upon the. 
completion of his course in 1903, entered Medico- 
Chi College at Philadelphia, where he received 
.'lis degree in medicine. After his graduation as 
a physician, he remained a number of years at 
the hospital of the college as Chief Resident phys- 
ician and later as Assistant Gynecologist. Be- 
fore his death he had built up a large and flourish- 
ing practice in the city of Philadelphia, where he 
was CO deservedly popular. For several years 
he was attending physician to Vllianova College 
and occupied there for a time the chair of Phys- 
iology and Hygiene. Two years ago, as a result 
of overwork, during the influenza epidemic, he 
suffered a nervous break-down and collapse from 
tic effects of Avhieh he never recovered. Dr. 
O'Rourke was one of the most popular students 
t.i; t ever entered Villar.ova. His gen|ial nature 
endeared him to all, and he was a natural born 
leader. His conspicuous athletic ability won for 
him a position on the Varsity baseball and foot- 
ball teams. Despite his light weight, he was a 
capable catcher, whose timely batting won many 
a victory for the college colors. As a hard-tack- 
ling end on the gridiron, his unfailing fighting 
spirit and gameness played no small part in up- 
holding Villanova's prestige for plucky fighting 
teams, who never knew when they were b'eaten. 
His companions will perhaps best remember him 
as a leader in the college pranks which form the 
basis of these most lively reminisences. It could 
be said of him, however, that while he was often 
in mischief, it was always without malice and of 
the innocent variety which leaves behind it no 
unpleasant memories. 

Burial was at his home in Waterbury, Conn. 
To his family and bereaved widow The Villa- 
NOVAN presents its sincere sympathy. 



C RAYMOND LARKIN 
; C. Raymond Larkin, '14, of Philadelphia, Pa., 
died August 30, 1921, after a long illness which 
had kept him confined to his bed since last Janu- 
ary. "Ray" Larkin at the time of his death was 
Assistant Engineer in the Department of Health 
of the City of Philadelphia, which position his 
great technical skill, particularly his ability as 
a draftsman, had secured for him shortly after 
his graduation from college. In his undergradu- 



ate days, Ray took a prominent part in all 
college activities]^ particularly in the Athletic 
Association, and in the Phi Kappa Pi, in the 
councils of which he was a leading spirit. The 
present grandstand on the college campus was 
erected chiefly through his untiring efforts. After 
his graduation he continued to take an active 
part in college affairs. The first design for the 
new gymnasium was made by him and though 
it was afterwards rejected, it served its purpoce 
in the process of intelligent planning. During 
the war he was sent to an officers training camp 
and secured a commission as a second lieutenant. 
His many former companions and friends will 
miss his energy, zeal, interest and loyalty at their 
alumni reunions. 

The funeral Mass at St. Columbia's, Philadel- 
phia, was sung by his friend and advisor, Father 
Dohan, who likewise preached the funeral sermon. 
To his family and young wife, to whom he had 
been married less than a year. The Vi llano van 
extends its sincere condolences. 

Charles Raymond Larkin was born November 
6th, 1891, in Philadelphia. He was educated in 
the public schools of Philadelphia, graduating 
from North East Manual Training School in 
1910, going from there to Villanova College, from 
which he received B.S. in civil engineering in 
1911 and the degree of civil engineer in 1919. 

His first engineering work began under the 
Union Paving Co. as superintendent and high- 
way engineer. Many sheet asphalt streets were 
laid by him in the city of Philadelpliia and vic- 
inity. ■ ' 

In August, 1916, Mr. Larkin became Assistant 
Engineer in the Bureau of Health, city of Phila- 
delphia, under J. A. Vogelson, Chief of the Bu- 
reau, member Am. "So. C. E. All construction 
and alterations undertaken in the hospitals and 
other institutions in the Bureau were under his 
supervision. 

In 1918 he was given a leave of absence from 
the Bureau and enlisted in the army, attending 
tlie training school at Camp Joseph Johnston, 
Jacksonville, Pla., and commissioned second lieu- 
tenant, quartermaster's section, on December 6, 
1918. He was retired to the Officers Reserve 
Corps and again resumed his duties with tlie 
Bureau of Health until his death. 

He was married to Katherine E. Lochery, at 
Jamaica, L. I., on November 17th, 1920, and is 
survived by his widow, his father and a brother. 

Mr, Larkin was a man- of sterling character 
and exceptional ability and showed an earnest- 



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ness and zeal in all he undertook that inspired 
the confidence of his associates and gave promise 
of a brilliant career. He will always be re- 
membered as one of those so rare personalities, 
with a bigness of heart and breadth of spirit, 
that endeared him to all. 

He was elected a Junior Am. So. C. E. Janu- 
ary 14th, 1918 and to Associate Membership 
June 1st, 1920. He was also a member of the 
Engineers Club of Philadelphia and the Henry 
H. Houston Post, No. 3, American Legion. 



RALPH PENROSE 

Ralph Penrose, of Doylestown, Pa., of the 
Class of 1914, was the victim of an unfortunate 
accident during the month of July, 1921. Ralph's 
untimely death will be sincerely mourned by his 
former companions and friends who will always 
remember him for liis unfailing good nature and 
sincerity of character. 

May he rest in peace. 



MRS, EVAN V. QUINN 

Mrs. Mary Gertrude Quinn, wife of Evan V. 
Quinn, a graduate of this institution, died during 
the past month after a lingering illness at her 
home in Olean, N. Y. 

The funeral services were held in the Church 
of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean. Rev. Edward 
G. Dohan, O. S. A., of Staten Island, officiated, 
assisted by Rev. Edward J. Rengel and Rev. 
PVancis Driscoll,i O. S. A., president of our 
college. 

Burial was made in the Quinn mausoleum in 
St. Bonaventure's Cemetery in Allegany. 

The Villanovan extends its sympathy. 



Thr VlLLANON'AX extends condolences to Rev. 
John McGuire, at present in Cuba, on the recent 
demise of his father. 



ANNIVERSARY 

The Vi llano van extends its most hearty 
congratulations to Brother Bede C. F. X (Michael 
Reese) '96, M. A. 1914, of St. Joseph's College, 
Bardstown, Kentucky, upon his Silver Jubilee as 
a Davcrian Brother. 



MARRIAGES 

Mr. Stanley F. Coar of Scranton, Villanova 
graduated, class of '12 entered into the matrimo- 
nial state, accompanied by Miss Clara Fadden, 
also of Scranton. ' • 

The wedding took place in St. Peter's cathe- 
dral, Scranton, Oct.lSth, at 11 A. M. 

The Misses Madelyn McCusker and Margaret 
Wymbs of Scranton, and the Misses Eleanor 
Gallagher and Genevieve Walsh of New York, 
were bridesmaids. Edward J. Dougherty, of 
Philadelphia, attended the groom. Mrs. Gerwin 
Adair, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. 

The Rev. Howard Barry, of New York, class- 
mate of Stanley, performed the ceremony and 
celebrated the nuptial mass. 

The church decorations were unusually beau- 
tiful and several organ solos played by Prof. 
Frank J. Daniels, previous to the wedding march, 
were exceptionally fine. 

Many of Stanley's friends and classmates at- 
tended tile ceremony and more than two hundred 
guests etc., were present at the reception held 
at the hotel Casey. 

Mr. and Mrs. Coar left for New York, where 
they will spend their honeymoon, v^n 



KIRSCH-ADELBERGER 

The marriage of Miss Ada Selma Adelberger, 
daughter of Mr. and INIrs. Frank Adelberger, to 
Mr. John Ignatius Kirsch, Class of '17, of Bryn 
Mawr, was solemnized at St. Katharine's Churcli 
on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, October 20, 
Monsignor Charles F. Kavanaugh being celebrant 
of the Nuptial Mass. .f;: :'' ^'^' ..■'■•/■•■':/''^V ■''''' ;--v'^-'';',^;^ 

Present in the sanctuary were Rev. Father 
John Byrne of Ebensburg, Pa., cousin of the 
groom and former Villanova student; Rev. 
Fathers Fahey and Commins, of Ardmore; Rev. 
Fathers Frank Driscoll and Daniel Driscoll of 
Villanova College, and Rev. Father Cotter, of 
New York City. Mr. Kirsch was attended by 
Mr. .folin Wack as best man. 

The wedding was followed by a breakfast at 
the home of the bride's parents, only the bridal 
party and members of the immediate families 
being present. - 

Upon returning from tlieir wedding trip to 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Kirsch 
will reside for the present in Camden, N. J. 

Till-: Villanox'AN extends its licarty congratu- 
lations to both couples. 



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JiMMmfc^^^iitfcaMiiMii^MM^i— Uimafc^iafc— iJMa^iir ^ •^- ' 



FOOTBALL 




NEW era of football has been ushered in 
at Villanova. The new coach, Allie Millerj 
former Penn star, has the largest squad 
of. willing canidates ever seen on our field. His 
call for men was heard and promptly answered 
by more than thirty candidates, twelve of whom 
are veterans. Six of these men were regulars on 
last year's team. In Leo Lynch and Charles Mc- 
Guckin, both members of the finest team ever 
turned out at Villanova, Coach Miller has two 
very able assistants. Already they have suc- 
ceeded in polishing up some of the men,, as yet un- 
itiated into college football. 

The line, averaging one hundred and seventy- 
five pounds from end to end, is one of the heav- 
iest ever put on the field here. Six of the line- 
men are veterans. Captain McCartliy who filled 
Leo Lynch's place at center for the past few sea- 
sons, is showing up remarkably Well in practice. 
Foley, the sub-center from Stamford, is pressing 
hini at every turn and will no doubt be second 
choice. Elmer Hertzler, the former West Philly 
star, will again hold down right end. His tack- 
ling ability is enough to insure this, but in ad- 
dition he is a great man to have on the receiving 
end of a forward pass. There are two or three 
candidates for left end but at present Tony 
Lynch, a brother of Leo Lynch and a veteran 
of last year's varsity, seems to be the choice. His 
playing is unusually consistent and he should 
make a fine running mate for Hertzler. Blanch- 
field, anotlier Villanova Prep, product and a 
member of last year's team, is also making a 
great fight for one of the half backs. His de- 
ficiency in weight is made up for in his ability 
to make a flying tackle. Finn, candidate for 
the other half, played for Moravian Prep. 
He has quite a reputation for olf tackle plays and 



is also a drop kicker of no mean ability. He 
averages four out of five attempts in scrimmage. 

As for the other candidates ; Bachman, veteran 
linesman, is ready and fit to take his old position 
as left guard. He is making a wonderful show- 
ing and is playing much better than in previous 
years. He will probably alternate with Greeley. 
Connolly, in due time and with more experience 
will make a quarter back. When he takes his 
place calling the signals there is hardly a change 
to be noticed and the team works as smoothly as 
ever. The line men must all fight for their po- 
sitions when they oppose such men as Shea, P'oley, 
Cratty, and Whelan. McNamara, a veteran, al- 
though he reported a little late for practice has 
.".Iready won commendation from the coach. 
Duggan, Conway and Ryan is each working his 
hardest in order to gain a coveted position. 
O'Brien, another backfield man, was hurt in 
practice but it is hoped that he will be ready to 
report by the end of the week. He was making 
a wonderful showing and most likely will al- 
ternate with either half back. Cratty, a new 
member of the varsity, seems to be the logical 
candidate for left tackle. He formerly played 
for Colby and comes from tliere highly recom- 
mended. Kraig, during the absence of Striegle 
made quite a creditable showing and it may be 
hard work to displace him. Pickett, of Villa- 
nova Prep, and a member of last year's varsity 
is playing a sterling game. His hard efforts will 
most probably win him a permanent position as 
right, guard.' ■■■■;■ 

McGrady, a veteran whose punting was the 
feature of many games played at Villanova, is 
again in the backfield. In practice he has been 
punting far above the usual average. McGrady 
as full back is practically settled. Cronin, who 



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called signals for the varsity last year^ is work- 
ing the team every minute. He doesn't appear 
to be at all handicapped by his light weight and 
is as a result gaining a great deal of territory 
tlirough the scrub line. 

McDonald, another member of last year's team 
is ready to take Cronin's place at any time in 
the event that anything happens to him. He is 
working every day and makes good gains with 
tlie second team. 

Graduate Manager McGeehan and Manager 
Tony Lynch have by hard, dilligent work ar- 
ranged tlie following schedule; 

Oct. 1. A'^illanova vs. Ursinus at CoUegeville 

Oct. 8. AMlIanova vs. P. M. C. at Chester V ; 7 

Oct. 15. ViHanova vs. Fordham at New York 

Oct. 22. Villanova vs. Catholic University at Wash, 

Oct. 29. Villanova vs.l^ebanon Valley at Norristown 

Nov. 5. Villanova vs. Gettysburg at York 

Nov. 12. Villanova vs. U. S. Military Acad, at West 
■;■■"-. Point ,;■■;■;:■:"■.-" -."^■r- -f.-V \: i-r'-'K-^':'' ■■■:/:: r. 

Nov. If). Villanova vs. Canisius at BuflFalo 

Nov. 24 Villanova vs. Mt. St. Mary's at Villanova 



Villanova, 6; Ufisintts/O, 
On October 1, Villanova played the first game 
of the 1921 season and was victorious by the 
score of 6-0. Two field goals by Johnny Finn, 
one from the forty yard line, were the only 
tallies registered. McGrady was by far the most 
consistent ground gainer until forced out by 
injury. Marty McDonald succeeded him and 
played an excellent game. McGrady had the 
advantage of punting and consequently Villa- 
nova gained ten or fifteen yards on every ex- 
change. Costly fumbles at critical moments ex- 
plain the low score The line to a man was solid 
and Ursinus made but two first downs through 
the Villanova line. Finn was a big factor in the 
victory and he shares the lionors of the after- 
noon, with McGrady. On the Villanova team 
only tv/o substitutions were made: MacDonald 
for McGrady and Bachman for Greeley. 

Villanova / • Ursinus 

McCarthy center v Wikoff 

Pickett \ riglit guard ■ Rersch 

(5reeley left guard ;;// Updike 

Cratty left tackle Cornoz 

Kraig right tackle Detweiler 

Hertzler : ; - right end , Trutchey 

Lynch ; left end ; / Kingle 

Cr;^n!n quarterback Evans 

right half back ;; , Faye 



Finn 
Hlancli field 
McGrady 



left half back 
full back- 



Rota n 
Hewitt 



Villanova, J9; P* M. C, 7 

On Saturday October 8, Villanova's football 
team traveled to' Chester to meet the much 
heralded but less formidable team of the Penn- 
sylvania Military College. It was an ideal day 
for football and the brisk weather which pre- 
vailed seemed to instill much pep into both teams 
who eagerly awaited the signal to get into action. 

The rival captains were called to the middle 
of the field for the toss of the coin which was won 
by the P. M. C. man. He choose to defend the 
west goal, taking advantage of the stiff wind that 
was sweeping across the gridiron. Hertzler kick- 
off to LyiEter, the P. M. C. star, who returned 
about 12 yards. Villanova's defense in this 
period was very ragged and Lyster and Allen 
tore off many long gains through the line carry- 
ing the play into Villanova's territory. With 
the ball on the 25 yard line holding was detected 
and a 15 yard penalty inflicted, placing the ball 
on the 10 yard mark. From here P. M. C. suc- 
ceeded in pushing the oval the remaining distance 
for the first score. The score first period — Villa- 
nova 0; P. M. C, 7. 

At the beginning of the second period Villa- 
nova started a drive down the field mainly 
tlirough the line bucking of McDonald and thf* 
end running of Blanchfield aJid Fian. A- for- 
ward pass from Finn to Hertzler netted 43 yards 
placing the ball on the 6 yard line. Here Mc- 
Donald crossed the line on a short off tackle play. 
Hertzler kicked the goal tying the score. Hertz- 
ler again kicked off to Lyster who was thrown 
without a gain on his own 10 yard line. Lystei* 
tried right tackle for 3 yards on his play. The 
P. M. C. idol was injured and helped from the 
field. The ball remained in the middle of the 
field during the later part of the period. Crow 
punted to Cronin as the half ended. Score Villa- 
nova, 7; P. M. C, 7. 

At the start of the second half the game became 
more interesting. Villanova again kicked off 
and P. M. C. failed to gain on two attemipts and 
Crow punted to Cronin who retufiied the kick to 
his own 40 yard line. Two penalties put the ball 
back to the 15 yard line. Here Blanchfield made 
a run of 85 yards for a touchdown but as hold- 
ing was detected he was called back. On the very 
next play Finn, the stocky halfback, duplicated 
this run. This time the score counted. Hertzler 
missed the goal. Villanova, 13; P. M. C, 7. P. 
M. C. again received the kick-off and on the 
third play Hayes fumbled. Hertzler picked up 



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27 



the oval and ran for 32 yards for a touchdown. 
He again missed the goal. Villanova, 19| jP. 

With the Main Liners holding a big lead the 
Cadets seemed to be dead and their offensive 
strength was very ineffective. Had it not been 
for the continued penalties inflicted on the Villa- 
nova team the total would have reached a much 
higher score. With the ball in Villanova's pos- 
session on the P. M. C. 15 yard line the game 
Vended. 



^^^^;^^^^^^^ V^ 6 J Catholic U,, 

Villanova gathered in lier fourth consecutive 

victory by defeating Catholic University, 6-0. 

The game was loosely played, featured only by 

the punting duel between Lynch of C. U. and 

McGrady, together with several forward passes. 

Tlie defense work of the Varsity line was a 
tribute to Coach "Allie" Miller's system of line 
play. 

Credit must be awarded Catholic University 
for stopping our great "pony" backfield: Cro- 
nin, Blanchfield and McDonald. 

"jNIickey" Finn, substituting for McGrady, 
made the victorious touchdown after a 30 yard 
run. 



Villanova, J9; Fordham, J 4 

On Saturday, Oct. 15, Villanova met and de- 
feated the Fordham team by a score of 19-14. 

Tliose wlio witnessed the game can never for- 
get the clean, hard plajnng of the Varsity tliat 
resulted in a score of 19-7 at tlie end of the third 
perio'd. ■.■;■.*:;',:■■■ 

In the final period darkness and the crowd de- 
scended on the field. The darkness defied obser- 
vation of the contending teams. The crowd re- 
duced a college game to a contest characteristic 
of back-lots. A bonfire lighted at one end of the 
field only accentuated instead of dispelling the 
gloom. Tliose guarding the gridiron territory 
were powerless to prevent the onlookers from 
cramping the action of the two teams. 

While light was strong enough no one doubted 
the superiority of the Villanova squad. Under 
the cover of darkness team-mates, even losing 
track of one another, could not discern the man 
who carried the ball, much less the ball itself. 

Two touchdowns were made by Fordham in 
tliis ]ieriod. One resulting in tlic recovery of a 
fumble caused by the tackling of a man who 



had signaled for a free catch. Knocked down 
before the ball reached his arms, Cronin is blame- 
less. The other was declared illegal by Mr. 
Crawley because he could not see the play. The 
dispute arose over the fact that Conniff of Ford- 
ham was out of bounds before carrying the ball 
over. This touchdown was not allowed by the 
referee. 



The line-up ; 

Villanova 
Lynch 
Crathy 
Grreeley 
McCarthy 
Pickett 
Krieg 
Hertzlei" 
Cronin 
Blanchfield 
Finn 
McDonald 



left end 
left tackle 
left guard 

center 
right guard 
right tackle 

right end 

quarterback 

left half back 

right half back 

full back 



'I'oticlidowns -Whiteinore, Finn, I 
Woodward. (Joals from t;)uc!ult)vvns- 
ton, Strand. 

Referee— Crawley, Bowdoin. I'inplre 
ton. Time of periods — 15 inintites. 



Fordiiaui 

,: Seitz 

Larkin 

Walbridge 

Bowler 

Whitemore 

Brennan 

Woodward 

Conniff 

Meyers 

Schickenmeyer 

Thornton 

.ynch, McGrady, 
-Hertzler, Thorn- 

— Moffatt, Prince-r 



FOR VILLANOVA FANS 

CHARLIE BRICKLEY QUOTED BY EVEN- 
ING BULLETIN OF NOV. 3RD 

"Princeton has a powerful team, and if it gets 
going it will surprise a lot of its critics. I'll tell 
you a great team," he interrupted himself, turn- 
ing to Heinie Miller. "Tliat's your brother's 
Villanova eleven. Best team I've seen this year 
outside of the great big elevens. 

"Tlicy came over to Fordham and t!»e game 
ended in a tie, so ordered by referee Crowley, 
with three minutes to play in the dark, with spec- 
tators on the field. :: ^ ^ 

"As coach of the home team, 1 told the Villa- 
nova captain that the ref should have called the 
game and awarded it to Villanova, because it 
was up to the Fordham management to keep 
things straiglit. It was also wrong to stop the 
game at quarter to four. He would have awarded 
the game to Villanova, for they outplayed us 
in every department of the game. 

"What we did was unique. Called the game 
and made it a tie at 20-20. I can't figure it. 

"Fordham didn't want to play it out, becaui;;c 
they had to kick off in the darkness and the 
crowd it was dollars to grass-seed that some swift 
Villanovan would get away for a touchdown. 
Especially tliis lialfback- Finn. They'd have 
never caught him." 



28 



r H E V I L LA NO V A N 




At the beginning of another year of journal- 
istic life it seems to us appropriate that we should 
devote some little time to a consideration of the 
"why" and the "wherefore" and the "how" of the 
Exchange Department of The Villanovan. 

Just as it is true that man is a social animal 
and that he profits by intercourse with his fellow- 
men, so it is true that a college magazine has 
much to gain by establishing and maintaining 
a department whose purpose shall be the survey 
and, to a certain extent, the criticism of what the 
field of journalism has to offer. However much 
we may strive to escape the stigma of provincial- 
ism, however much eifort we may make to endow 
our publication with some traces of a culture that 
shall be broad minded and liberal, still it is un- 
deniable that such factors as geography, customs, 
and traditions may at times unfavorably affect 
our sincerest efforts to produce a creditable pub- 
lication. It is, then, by comparing our efforts 
with the output of other college journals that we 
hope to be able to derive a certain amount of 
benefit, which we could obtain in no other way. 



As to the how of the Exchange Department, — 
as to the method we are to use in running this 
important department of The Vilt.ANOvan, we 
may here give a brief outline of our policy. We 
shall examine with as much care and attention as 
we are able to devote to them, all the periodi- 
cals which will see fit to exchange with us. We 
shall not be able to treat, at any length, more 
than three or four periodicals in one issue. As 
to the rest — a brief, pertinent and, as we hope 
to make it, appreciative, criticism of those publi- 
cations that seem to be especially worthy of at- 
tention, and a thaakful acknowledgement of the 
receipt of the remaining ones must be sufficient. 

In a word, then, our purpose in maintaining 
this department shall be to participate in the 
mutual advantages of the exchange system, and 
our method shall be such as we have briefly out- 
lined above. We may say finally, that we are 
venturing to anticipate a year replete with that 
mutual inspiration which is the reward of a pro- 
perly conducted Exchange Department. 




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29 




PUNTK 





Current Attractions 

"Wake up Jonathan" The prefects at seven 
A. M. ■ 

Spanish Love Ask Bill Cronin, he Knows 

} Love Birds Sweeney and Miles 

A Dangerous Man Father O'Meara 

Happy Go Lucky . . , . Fatty Ryan 



Ingenuity Contests 
(Answers in next issue.) 
Who are these famous characters? 
"Wrench" 
Plato 
Diogenes. 

The boy with the peanut hat. 
The All-American squad. 
Swanson. 
The Bush Brothers, Louie and Hughie. 



Popular Fiction 

Main Street Path to Post Office 

Garden of Allah Norristown 

The Clansman Pre-Meds. 

Daddy Long Legs Joe Kennedy. 

The Inside of the Cup Dirt 

The Street Called Straight To a Degree. 

The Lone Star Ranger O'Tera 

The Lonesome Trail Sugartown Road 

Shavings E. ......... ...... E-C Cornflakes. 

The Miracle Man .......;.. Balboa 

The Last Shot . . . . . . "Get out and Stay out." 

Contraband Meat on Friday. 

The Passionate Friends ...Miles andRodgers. 
The Call of the Wild Rattling the Bones. 



The Sky Pilot in No-Man's Land . . Father 
O'Meara in Bryn Mawr College. 

Uneasy Street Quarterly Marks. 

Tarzan of the Apes . ..... .... "Joe" Dooley. 

The Man who Couldn't Sleep . . . Any Prefect 

The Spoilers The Chef. 

Lonesome Land The Coop. 

The Hundredth Chance . .Using "cribs" on Fr. 
McLeod. 

The Outlaw ......;..,.,.. "Dominic" Litz. 

Empty Pockets . . V. ; . . . . The Student Body. 

The Mischief Maker . ..... . . Eugene Gilrey. 



Smith — Jones got fired from city hall. 
Murphy— No, you mean the Steel (Steal) 
Plant 



1st. Roomate — Lend me your green bow tie, 
will you? '■:','''"•'.:.. 

2nd. Roomate — Sure, but why all the form- 
a^lity? 

1st. Roomate — I can't find it. 



Adam watched little Eve one day. 
Fall from an apple tree. 

"Ha-ha, at last I've found her out. 
Eavesdropping" muttered he. 



Daley — Cronin, where were you last night? 
Cronin — In my room. 
Daley — No, you were A. W. O. L. 
Cronin — What do you mean, A. W. 0. L.? 
Daley — After women or liquor. 



30 THE yiL 

The, Silent Drama 

The Brute Micky Blanchfield 

The Affairs of Anatol Bill Bride 

The Great Moment . . Saturday, 12 Midnight 

Something to Think About Meals 

The Kid . ... . . . . Prof. Benjamin 

Forbidden Fruit ..... Beans and Norristown 

Dream Street Hogan Alley 

Experience . . A Trip On the Poor and Weary 

Buried Treasure .... . "Hootch" 

The Three Musketeers ......... Police Dogs 

Little Lord Fauntelroy . , . . Percy Bachman 

First person, in answer to St. Peter, "Who's 
there?" 
It's me. 

St. Peter, Come in. 
Second person 
It's me. 

St. Peter, Come in. 
Third person. It is I. 
St. Peter, Send that Villanova Student below. 

Hello, is this Jones the grocer? >^ 

Will you please deliver ten cents worth of ani- 
mal cookies to Mrs. Smith. Please pick the ele- 
pliants out because the baby is afraid of them. 

1st. Boarder — How is hash made? 

2nd. Boarder — It isn't made, it accumulates. 

She I could dance all the way to Heaven with 

you- 

He — Let's reverse. 

There are metres in poetry 
There are metres in poem 
But the best of all meters > : 

Is to meet her alone. 

The dog stood on the burning deck. 
The flames were all around his neck, 
"Hot Dog" 

Chic — Do you know your Greek? 

Doc. — Sure. 

Chic. — How well? 

Doc. — So well that I could teach Plato English. 

The man stood on the bridge at midnight. 

The night was full of air. 
Some darn fool swiped the bridge 

And left him standing there. 



LANOVAN 



The sweet young thing: "Yes, Jack plays in 
the backfield now, but he expects to make the 
varsity next year." 



To a baker, an angry man said, 
"I found a fly in your bread." 

Said the baker, "That's queer 
I'll step to the rear 
And give you a raisin instead." 



Doctors have become much sought-after since 
prohibition. 



Famous Fighters 
Jiggs and Maggie. 



The day-students, alighting from the morning 
train, with Gen. McGill strutting in advance, re- 
semble "Coxey's Army." 



McCool was sore the other day because an 
"Every City Newspaper stand," could not sell 
him a New York Subway Sun. 



Burns thinks that because he's a dumbell, he's 
the whole gymnasium. ; 



Love is a tickling sensation around the heart 
that you can't get at to scratch. 



Rodgers to Miles — "Say, Jimmie, Why do we 
wear pajamas?" - 

Miles — "To give your clothes and underwear 
an airing." 

Rodgers — "What ! Why I wear mine over my 
underwear to keep warm." 



Prof. — "Is it true that all fairy stories begin 
with, "Once upon a time?" 

Sotto Voice — "Some of them begin with "I lost 
my book." 



The host noticed Pat was ill at ease and ask- 
ed him his trouble. 

"Oh" said Pat, "I'm wonderin' how long it's 
goin' to take this mustard to cool." 



The ladies use one more golf club than the men, 
the lip-stick. ;,v', '■:>';:■:■■;'/■''■■■"■ ■■.■■^ 



Girl— "Isn't the floor slippery?" 
Boy — ^"How do you know, you haven't tried it 
yet." 



THE VILLA N V AN 



31 



Duke — Why is the English Prof, sore at you, 
Fritz ? 

Burgess — He told me to write a composition 
on the "Results of Laziness" and I sent up a 
blank paper. 



Thingfs "Wou Never See 
Jack Ryan on time. 

Chromo's face when his mouth is open. 
Football in the moonlight. 



Thingfs Always Seen Together 
Mickey Finn and Meals. 
The McDonald twins. 
Good Friends. 
Friday and Fish. 
Exams and Little Ponies. 
New "Preps" and green ties. 
Bread and Butter. 
Gas Masks and Bad Eggs. 
Ye Gods and Little Fishes. 
Strawbridge and Clothier. 
Pork and Beans. 



P'r. Rowan — "What are the corporal works of 
mercy?" 

Noah — "First— ^uh^ — to contribute to the sup- 
port of your paster. 



Plato's only rival — Ted Hammond. 



"I'm having a ripping time/' said a young 
vamp of eighteen as she stooped to recover a 
safety pin. . ■..■, 



The boys from Lawrence take Italian in order 
to converse with their neighbors when they re- 
turn. - 



Just because his name is Finn, doesn't say he's 
the whole fish. 



Famous Vamps of 1921. Bill Bride and Abe 
Ceravolo. 



No, Sing Sing is not a lullaby. 

Sayings of the Profs* 
"Next step for you is out," Fr. Rowan. 
"Get in the air-gap," Prof. McGeehan. 
"I flungk yoou," Doc. Schaeffer. 
"So much for that," Fr. McLeod. 



The dizzy squad of football students have 
awarded the brown derby to their illustrious 
Kleagle, James Kelly, for his parb-bench oratory 
at the Bull grounds. 



Things Seldom Heard 
Have a cigarette. 
Have a drink. 
Need any money.'' 



Things That Seldom Change 
Meader's collar. 
Dick O'Briens socks. 

Frank Pickett has organized an Indian Club. 
Only dumb-bells are eligible for membership. 



The Shortest Poem Ever Written, entitled 
**FIeas.'* 
Adam, 

He had'em. 



"Say, Yonko, just because your old man's a 
baker, that don't make you a doughboy. 



A. — That chicken was born in an incubator. 
B. — How do you know.'* 

A. — No chicken that had a mother would be 
as tough as that. 



"I sure can make a cent (scent) go a long way," 
said the garbage-man, "Giddap." 



"Another Boston hold-up," exclaimed the man 
as he stooped to adjust his garter. 



"Fatty" Ryan went into a store to purchase an 
umbrella. "We expect a shipment of tents next 
week," said the clerk as he looked him over. 



A few questions Edison overlooked in his 
"Questionnaire for College Men." 

Who shot what off whose head.? 

What breed of chickens laid the tgg that Col- 
umbus stood on its end.'' 

What uniforms are worn playing Marco Polo? 

Will Jiggs ever get into society? 



Judge — "Upon what grounds are you claim- 
ing a divorce?" 

Travelling Man— "I arrived home unexpect- 
edly early the other morning, tiptoed into the 
kitchen, kissed my wife on the back of the neck 
and she said, "One quart please." 



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CHRISTMAS 

Over the snow-white hills of J«dea 
A gleaming star shed its beckoning light, 
Gliding three kings from the red land of morning 
Who traveled on through the darkness of night* 

They followed the star over the hills and through valleys 
Rich treasures and spices and incense they bore; 
And they watched it move ever steadfast and silent 
Till it rested o'er Bethlehem and wandered no more* 

Behold there a stable of rude planks erected 
To shelter the sheep from the winds and the sleet, 
And there in a crib lay the world's Infant Saviour 
While Mary and Joseph bent low at His feet* 

Angelic choirs sang His praise and His glory, 

From the hills the poor shepherds had come to adore; 

The beasts with mute eyes paid reverence and homage, 

While their warm breast gave comfort* They could give no more* 

Then from the far-distant rim of the East Land 
The sun slowly rose o'er the whole world so still* 
And a day so long prayed for was born with this message, 
**A1I peace on earth, to men of good-will!" 

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IT was the niglit of the eleventh of November, 
1918. The little town of Keatings in the 
northern part of Illinois was brilliantly il- 
luminated — for the Armistice had been signed and 
the war was practically over. Everyone rejoiced, 
even, John Flushing, the financier, for there was 
his mansion resplenidicnt with light, near the out- 
skirts of the town. Yes, the retired financier 
seemed to share in the spirit of the day, but in 
his heart was a grief that was overpowering. He 
was alone. It had been five years since the death 
of his wife, and today, even Armistice day, he 
had received a telegram telling him that his son, 
lieutenant John Plashing, Jr., had been killed' 
in action. Flushing sat in his library. He was 
liolding in his hand the telegram that he had re- 
ceived. No longer were his features stern and 
determined, but relaxed and softened, no longer 
was his blue eyes pierci-ng, but dimmed — the 
business man in John Flushing was giving way 
to the father. No other feeling than one of pity 
could arise in one's heart if he could see this par- 
ent of fifty-five winters grieving over the death 
of his only child. Ah! he could stand it no long- 
er, he must forget. A walk in the garden miglit 
compose him, he would go out. 

John Plushing had been walking in the garden 
for about two liours when the town clock began 
to toll tlie mid-niglit hour. Being now calm 
again he was surprised at the lateness of the 
hour and retraced his steps to the house. All was 
now in darkness except for a dim light in tlie 
front hall, for the porter thinking Flushing had 
retired had closed up for the night. The finan- 
cier had almost approaclied the porch before he 
saw tlie silhouette of a man against the glass of 
the front door. He pasued for a moment, then, 
wliipping out a revolver, lie advanced, towards 
tlie door until he was at the first step leading 
to the porch. 

"Put up your hands"- — this is a low but de- 
termined voice. 

Then Flushing went up the steps — two at a 
time, and quickly ran his liandiS through the 
man's pockets, but all he could find was a dirk, 
which he took possession of. He then drew out 
of his Own polket a bunch of keys. "Here," he 
said, "use the smallest one and be quick about 



The man obeyed and he and Hushing entered 
the hall. Now the financier obtained for the first 
time a view of the would-be burglar's face. He 
was an Italian and perhaps the same age as 
Flushing himself. A heavy beard and a scar 
from ear to ear made him a fearful looking ob- 
ject and Flushing in spite of his weapon sliudr 
dered. It was only momentary fear however 
and was easily disregarded. He pressed on the 
light in his library and motioned his prisoner to 
go in there. '■■■■.^•- '..?.:■".■■;.;.■"'■'; '. :-:-\'v':v' ■■■"■■:■.■-";;''■ V; •;'.'' 

An hour passed and Flushing and his burglar 
came out of the library. There was no gun to 
threaten Tony now for John Flushing had done 
something that night he had never did before. 
Yes, the burglar had been pardoned for he had 
touched a' soft part in Flushing's heart when he 
had told him of his son being killed fighting for 
Italy and liberty, and how he, Tony, was forced 
to support his children and being out of work 
had by necessity became a burglar. Ordinarily 
Flushing would have scorned the story and the 
general appearance of the Italian would have 
justified him, but to-night he could no do so. 
His dead son he thought would not allow him to 
turn this Italian over to the police. He had even 
presented a large sum of money to Tony and the 
Italian seemed moved. Yes, they parted at the 
door as friends not enemies. 

A year passed'. Once more Armistice Day is 
here. John Hushing is again seated in his 
library. In his hands he again hold a message, 
not however, concerning the death of his son, 
but concerning his own death — itW'as a threat 
from the "Reds.'' A grim smile was Flushing's 
only answer. He had nothing to live for. What 
did it matter to him.'' He shuts his eyes and 
sinking back in his chair seems to be sleeping. 
A great change has come over the financier since 
the death of his son. His hair is now almost 
M'hite and his features are those of a man of 
sixty-six instead of fifty-six. Yes, Flushing was 
sinking fast and tlie "Reds" would not be able to 
deprive him of many years of life. In truth, he 
himself would do nothing to lengthen his days. 

The light of day has now retreated before the 
darkness of night and. all the houses in Keatings 
fire again illuminated. This time, however, the 
financier refuses to even seem to share in the 



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spirit of the day and the mansion is in dark- 
ness except for a dim light in the library. The 
town clock strikes eight and as if that was an 
appointed signal the mansion blazes up in one 
glare of light. This fact was not unnoticed by 
tlie townspeople and. a few prominent men think- 
ing there must be a great cause for rejoicing 
came to congratulate Flushing. Nor were they 
mistaken for they were met at the door not by 
the porter, but by the financier himself and as 
he shook their hands and cried with joy they 
understood — Jack Flushing, Jr., was alive. Yes, 
lie explained he had been wounded and in a 
prison camp in Germany and he would be home 
for Christmas. And Keatings never forgot the 
rejoicing of that night. 

The next day Flushing remembered the threat 
of the "Reds." Now he had everything to live 
for and he resolved to protect himself. That 
same night a private detective was leaving 
Chicago detailed for "special" duty at Flushing's 
mansion. 

The days glided pleasantly for the detective 
proved an entertaining talker and was willing 
to speak on topics which the financier cherished. 
Thanksgiving came audi Flushing never realized 
its meaning so much as he did this year^ — it was 
a real Thanksgiving Day for him. At length 
Christmas Eve had come. Flushing had been 
anxious about his son, but a telegram stating 
that he was delayed and would get home between 
that night and morning had cheered him and he 
was now almost crazed with joy. 

It was now eleven o'clock. A light snow was 
falling. The detective and Flushing are seated 
in the library smoking. The door-bell suddenly 
Hngs. The financier leaps to his feet with joiy, 
but the detective restrains him. 

"Wait, we got to make sure." 

He got up slowly his ej'es fixed on the entrance 
to the library. At the same instant a shot rang 
out followed by the sound of breaking glass — 
P'lushing powerless is unable to move — a face 
appears at the entrance of the library, clean- 
sJiaven, but a scar from ear to ear, makes him 
known to Flushing wlio trembles from head to 
foot. Tony, seeing the detective lying on the 
floor to all appearances dead, shoots and at the 
sfime moment is grabbed from behind and over- 
powered by— Lieutenant John Flushing, Jr., who 
had just arrived. He had found the porter bound 
near the door and knowing something must be 
wrong hastened and he was arriving just a little 
too late. 
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It is Christmas day. The mansion is filled 
with visitors for they have all heard of the arrival 
of Jack and the murder of his father. They had 
come from all parts of the town for Jack was 
popular witli the townspeople althougli lie was 
an heir to millions. The Lieutenant had not 
shown himself as yet, but the porter is entertain- 
ing them and tells them that the soldier will be 
down as soon as he feels well enough as he is 
upset from the events of the preceeding night. 
Just before eleven o'clock Jack makes his ap- 
pearance. His father is forgotten in their pleas- 
ure at seeing him home again. After the hand- 
shaking is over in an embarrased manner Flush- 
ing addresses them. ^^^^^^^^V :■ 

"Well folks, I'm certainly glad to be with you 
again, but I cannot stay a moment longer as — 
well you tell them Mr. Wilkens." 

With that he turned on his heel and almost 
rushed from the room. The porter thus being 
invited to tell the story, chuckled, and said, "Mr. 
Flushing was not murdered." 

That was all that was needed. Wilkens was sur- 
rounded by the visitors and could not have es- 
caped telling the story if he wished to. He be- 
gan by telling them of the burglar captured by 
Mr. Flushing, and then proceeded to what hap- 
pened Christmas Eve. 

"I heard the bell ring about eleven o'clock and 
expecting Jack I hastened to open the door. You 
can imagine my surprise when I found myself 
looking into the muzzle of a reveolver. It was 
the burglar that Mr. Flushing had captured, but 
I did not know that. He did not say a word but 
having come in he tied my hands behind my 
back with a rope that he carried in his pocket. 

Wilkens was interrupted with many, "O mys," 
and "Ob's."' He then told how he had- heard 
the two shots and how Jack had entered at the 
same time and having overpowered the man wlio 
had bound him liad returned to release him as 
he did not want to enter the library alone. 

"Well both of us entered and there we saw the 
detective lying on the floor but Mr. Flushing 
was seated in his chair exhausted from fright 
but not a wound. You should have seen him 
when he recognized Jack. This morning he told 
us that his burglar had saved him, for instead 
of shooting at him he had shot at the assailant 
who was climbing in the window. To make a 
long story sliort Tony the burglar had reformed 
and getting a "tip," as he called it, what "was 
coming ott"' and it being' too late to get the 
"cops" he took it into his own hands, and I guess 



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we'll have another workman around this house." 
At length the visitors departed with many 
wishes of happiness to the Flushings. In the liv- 
ing room were seated Jack, his father, and Tony. 
Wliile visitors were being entertained by Wil- 
kens, they were having a heart to heart talk. 
"Well Dad, it certainly does seem good to be 
with you once again.'' 

"Yes Jack, after all you have gone through, 
but still if that had not happened, and if I did 
not believe tliat you were dead as far as I can 
see I would have been dead myself, for I would 
not have made a friend of Tony here. Yes, it 
has dawned on me that the Lord has been good 
to me and I have not deserved it but it's never 
too late to repent — is it Tony? 



"I don't mind if you do," said Flushing seri- 
"I don't think — you know what I do. I tell 
J'ather Yates and he tell you pretty quick." /- 
ously. ,. 

Jack looked at his father. He remembered 
his mother had always said that Dad should 
be a Catholic, but Jack had never known him to 
go to church. He and his mother had always 
gone. As he reflected this he could not refrain 
from saying, "I think Dad, she is winning you 
back." 

Flushing smiled, "Yes, Jack, I believe she is." 
All were now on better terms with one another 
and never was a Christmas so happy since the 
death of Mrs. Flushing. Surely was realized 
there the Angel's song, "Peace on earth to men 
of good will." 



^ SUCCESSION 


(Hot atian Ode) 


Thou golden orb a-b«tning 
In pwtple western sky. 

We wait thy glad returning 
At thy good-bye! 


O twilight gay of even, 
Wrapping a weary world ! 

Dusk shades obscure the Heaven, 
Thy flag^s unfurled! 


Ye stars and planets shining, 
Gilding the heavens above — 

Grand sentinels enlining 
Eternal Love! 


Thou wan-faced Moon a-bending 
0*er plain and hill and dale, 

Creation^s whole a-blending 
*Neath spotless veil ! 


Lo! soon the dawn surprises, 

And ye in turn depart; :.:..■..■'■ 
Another day arises - 

Gladding the heart. 

..;.■„— Leo A* Hart*^. ;.\./'-/'^\:. ;,::'- ■\;_;:;, 'A,. ':';'■■■■- ' 

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WITH ,'i final satisfying glance in the ward- 
robe mirror, Henry Trent sat down in 
the willow cretonned-covered chair by 
the window to make sure that he had not missed 
any of tlie fine points in "How to Marry Suc- 
cessfully," As yet he was only in the 
first chapter on "Selecting a Mate" and tonight 
was to mark the beginning of a successful career, 
or marriage. Synoymous terms for Henry. 

In two years, out of his wages as salesman in 
the London Haberdashery, he had saved almost 
$300 besides his regular "rainy day" account. 
With this to provide the proper setting he had 
determined to sell his youth and life to the highest 
bidder. He had selected Sandy Beach for the 
scene of his operations because the booklet had 
billed it "a refined genteel resort of the better 
class; mostly seasoners," and this was just what 
"How to Marry Successfully" had recommended. 
"Choose a place where you are unknown and 
avoid all excursion and common vacation grounds. 
Love prospers under sunny skies and refined 
surroundings — always harmonize with the scenery 
and you will be sure to make a favorable impres- 
sion on the object of your affections, or atten- 
tions." As Henry looked over the comfortable 
furnishings of his $25 per week room and the 
pile of new togs on the chair, he congratulated 
himself on making a good start. ; ; 

Again he rose and stood before the full-length 
mirror. Truly he looked like a million dollars. 
His flannels were of the finest, his shirt the silk- 
iest money could buy, and wing-tip buckskin 
oxfords were as the salesman had said, 
"Bear cats." He twirled his slender cane before 
his image with all the sangfroid of born-with-one- 
in-my-hand guy. He was a pleasing sight. 
Smoothing back his well slicked hair and giving 
his tie a final adjustment, he descended to the 
lobby. ;:,:/'^'v'; '•;■,■> ■/'" '-■■■^ ' ..,;'::■■'". 

In room "48," bath and balcony attached, Miss 
Gloria Travers, nee Mamie Jones, was putting 
the finishing touches on lier three liour toilet. 
However, it had not been wasted for she was 
looking like a magazine cover girl. As she turned 
around before the glass getting a view at herself 
from every angle she felt entirely satisfied. If 
what "How to Marry Successfully," (ladies) was 
true, she should land notliing less than a million- 



aire, for she had followed directions to the letter 
of the first cliapter, "appearance is nine-tenths of 
the game." Gloria was a born gambler and she 
had staked the savings of a year to get the 
chance to meet big game on its feeding grounds. 
The little red book had advised her to look 
her best on the first night — and she did. Her 
complexion was like clotted cream with the faint 
blush of a peach on each cheek. Her hair was 
carefully arranged on her head so that 
it looked like spun threads of gold. In a fluffy 
white frock that made her look like a fairy queen 
come to life, she was what press agents and lady 
reporters would call "a dream of blonde lovli- 
ness." She was very easy to look at. "Well, 
Book, if you are right," addressing the little red 
"How to Marry Successfully," "I am going to 
have a dozen prospects to choose from for a life , 
of luxury and a plain gold band to boot !" With 
a solemn wink at her reflection she picked up 
her purse and sauntered down to the lobby with 
a many-times-rehearsed dainty walk. 

The lobby was crowded with guests, for it was 
just before seven o'clock dinner. Pray don't get 
the impression that they were hungry and were 
waiting for the meal. O, no. How vulgar the 
idea. Why they were merely getting a minute's 
breath of air and rest before the activities of the ! 
evening. It was a brilliant scene: here we have 
a small town brewer's wife resplendent in flashing 
diamonds — here a head-salesman from the city 
with the T. B. M. air of a Wall Street magnate. 
Gloria slowly descended into this rarified at- 
mosphere and in a moment liad the eyes of the 
hotel on her. Henry from a chair near the desk 
almost lost his breath when he saw what heaven 
sent and in a moment recognized quality (which 
mostly meant money to him.) 

With all the self-assurance of a Broadway 
Beauty, Gloria walked up to the exchange and 
in a clear, well modulated voice, inquired if there 
was any mail for Miss Travers. When informed 
in the negative by tlie sympathetic clerk, she 
murmured that she couldn't understand why 
mother hadn't come or at least written — what was 
she to do down here among all strangers alone.'' ' 
If her mother had come I think there would have 
been a surprised Gloria, for the respected Mrs. 
Jones had kicked the bucket some ten years ago. V 



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But the gag worked and at least half the men, 
single and married, resolved that they would see 
that she had lots to do. Then too, the same little 
speech made half the old dowagers her self-ap- 
pointed chaperons and thus she silenced gossip 
which would have soon noticed and remarked 
that she was a young girl and traveling by her- 
self. As might well be said, Gloria knew how to 
play her cards. 

The head waiter himself conducted her to the 
table where sat Mrs. Brown-Schultz, a ponderous 
brewer's wife, who shone with diamonds like a 
hock-shop window. At the same table sat Henry, 
for Mrs. Brown-Schultz liked youth, especially 
m'asculine, and had insisted privately to the 
waiter on having "that handsome young fellow" 
at her table. And since she was a "seasoner" and 
paid $40 a week for her room and bath, she had 
her way. Of course all this was unknown to 
Henry, who had a secret awe of the silk uphol- 
stered lady. 

The head waiter condescended to introduce 
Henry to Gloria and even took her order per- 
sonally. Next to diamonds beauty gets the best 
service. Mrs. Brown-Schultz was some lil' mixer 
and soon had the conversation ball rolling — with 
herself as the chief roller. 

Henry recognized immediately his chance in 
Gloria. Gloria too, saw one of her prospects in 
the well-dressed young man and determined to 
cultivate it. Henry recalled in his mind the 
advice in "How to Marry Successfully" 
that on meeting the prospect you should make 
your eyes tell the story how deeply you are smit- 
ten. This seemed very appropriate now with a 
third party present, and so much did his eyes 
strive to express his feelings that Gloria was kind 
enough to admit that the sun on the water affected 
her eyes too and made them look strained. Henry 
acknowledged this with a gulp of ice water. 

However, wlien two young people meet and try 
to gun for each other without the other knowing 
it, there is bound to ensue something. Many, 
many times was the little red book consulted by 
both parties. Henry learned in chapter two, 
tliat all females love flowers and it counts much 
in courtship if one pelts tlie souglit one witli lier 
favorite flower. It was especially poetic and 
sentimental and well nigh irresistible the book 
ran, to smother a girl with the flowers after which 
she was named, as roses for Rose ; lillies for Lily, 
etc. The nearest Henry could come to Gloria 
was morning glories and some how or otlier they 
didn't seem just right. Anyhow, he soon learned 



that she just adored orchids and violets. The 
truth was that the nearest she had ever come to 
an orchid was outside the florist's window. Henry 
carried out the advice of the little book so well 
that the florist on the avenue inquired of his 

salesman, "who was the d fool spending a 

fortune on orchids and violets." But the florist 
was an old married man. 

They swam, danced and dined together, and, 
in fact, had a great time. It must be admitted 
that they were both progressing. All the men at 
the hotel were at Gloria's feet and were still in 
the race, yet even the most conceited admitted 
that Henry had the inside track. All the flappers 
and almost-broilers said "anyone with half an 
eye could see that that blonde baby-doll vampire 
had Henry twisted around her little finger." 
Persons too old to be immediately concerned, 
pointed out with a sigh of fond reminiscence that 
here was one of those rare cases of real love, "just 
as in the olden days when we were young." At 
any rate the wliole hotel had taken an interest 
in tlie affair and every new development was 
awaited with bated breath. If Henry so much 
as accidentally touched her hand it was immedi- 
ately reported they were caught holding hands. 
But like lovers and fools in general, they im- 
agined that theirs was a sacred love — liidden from 
mortal eyes. 

Henry had now reached the fifteenth chapter 
on "How and When to Pop the Question.' Truly 
he had progressed far in one short month, though 
his roll, or what was left of it, could have told 
much as to the reason why. Someliow or other 
he was unconsciously becoming more and more 
engrossed in the girl and it was only after read- 
ing the book that he came back to his purpose in 
hand. He picked up tlie little red volume and 
gazed at it contemptuously. How could a darn 
thing like that in cold black and white tell you 
how to propose to a beautiful warm flesh and 
blood creature like Gloria? But with a school- 
boy shrug and unwillingly admitting that it was 
responsible for the wliole affair, he opened it up 
and started reading. By this time the object of 
your attentions should be yours for the asking if 
you have followed directions carefully, especially 
chapter XIV on "The First Kiss." Always choose 
the psychological moment for your proposal and 
success is bound to be yours. Instinct will tell yoii 
when she is in a receptive mood. Always have 
moonlight to aid you if possible, for the female 
of the species is very flexible under its spell. 

With his determination hardened from this 



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sound advice, Henry started to let his mind 
wander into the future. He could see himself 
lolling in the back of a luxurious Rolls-Royce 
with two livered men in the front. Gloria had 
dropped some vague hints about gilt-edge certifi- 
cates dad had left her. How nice it would be to 
have more than a curious interest in Wall Street. 
They would tour the States for the wedding trip 
and he would do a little hunting in the Rockies, — 
and so on until he was even planning the livery 
of the servants. Henry was doing the little stunt 
known as "counting your chickens before they're 
hatched." 

The psychological moment came one night 
when they had.wanderd far up the beach away 
from the crowd. They were entirely alone and 
the moon was shining in all its radiance. They 
sat on the soft sand a while talking of harmless 
subjects till Henry looked up at the silvery ball 
which seemed to say "now or never." He looked 
at the small figure beside him and reached over 
and took her hand. She did not move and then 
he put his arm around lier and plunged in with 
the old, old line. 

"Gloria, you can't help but know that I love 
you — every breath you take makes you seem 
more wonderful to me, — I've loved you since 
that first time I saw you in the liotel — I know 
I'm not worthy of you, but my love forces me to 
speak, — will you, won't you marry me and make 
me the happiest man in all this world?" 

Gloria hung her head modestly, just as "How 
to Marry Successfully" had told her to 
do in chapter XX ori'"How to Receive and Accept 
a Proposal of Marriage." In a few moments she 
sliyly raised her head and said "Yes." Only the 
white moon saw the lovers that night on the beach 
and knew how happy two poor fishes could be 
who didn't realize that they loved each other. 

The next day Henry proudly announced to 
Mrs. Brown-Scluiltz at dinner tliat Gloria had 
consented to be his wife. Mrs. Brown-Schultz 
clapped her fat bejewelled hands together and 
with a gurgle of delight cried, "My dear children" 
and jumped up and kissed Gloria, much to the 
latter's confusion. Instantly the whole hotel 
awoke to the fact and riglit tlien and there a 
i-cception was held. Everybody was telling how 
surprised her mother would be and how glad to 
have sucli a son-in-law as Henry. : 

That night while Gloria was rambling on tell- 
ing how hap))y she would be running their home, 
in which she would not be dominated by their 
butler as some women slie kneW, but would per- 



sonally direct all the help, Henry thought it was 
time to speak the truth. He did not think it 
would make the least difference only that most 
of the bills would be paid by his bride. But he 
knew that with such a powerful influence he 
would be sure to get a soft position in some 
broker's ofiice. 

"Goo;d night!" cried Gloria, to love's young 
but I have only what I draw as chief salesman, 
not another cent in the world. Perhaps I should 
have told you this before, but I was afraid that 
you would think I was a fortune hunter. I 
wanted you, not your money, and yet I'm sure 
that your mother will not let us want. Besides 
those bonds your father left you will make us 
independent of the world. Do you care.''" 

"What? Aren't you rich? What about your 
club, your horses — what about these?" And her 
voice approached the hysterical. 

Henry looked surprised, but said, "I'm sorry, 
but my club is the Brooklyn Y. M. C. A. and I 
haven't seen a horse since I left the farm. If you 
loved me you wouldn't care what I have." 

"Good night!" cried Gloria. "To love's young 
dream." We both got fooled. My mother is 
dead and the only thing dad left when he pulled 
out was some old clothes and the bill for his 
planting. . I might as well tell the whole bitter 
truth. I am only a poor woiking goil and pull 
down eighteen iron men a week as milliner in a 
department store." 

By this time botli had their hands to their 
lieads and sat down tliere on tlie beach staring 
at each other like two idiots. It was the first big 
shock of their young lives. Henry saw all his 
dreams fall around his feet while instead of Rolls- 
Royces he could see trolley cars the rest of his 
life. Gloria's tlioughts were too bitter for words. 

Both were too far gone to begin the game over 
again — their pocketbooks wouldn't allow it. The 
only thing to do was to accept tlie bitter dose and 
take it with good sportsmanship. Being both 
young they did this and decided that rather than 
be the laughing stock of the hotel they would 
carry the farce out to the end. Poorer and wiser 
they took the afternoon train back to lil' old 
New York, but kept up appearances to the minute 
that tlie train pulled out. However, before they 
parted at the Grand Central she gave him the 
address of her boarding house and her right name, 
Mamie Jones. -.,;:■.■■■.',; ';:■:.:"'■■■::■•■■'. •'■'■.' 

Some time later, in fact some years later, the 
Trent family sat at dinner in one of the better 



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class Harlem flats. Henry was now stout and 
sedate, but there was still a twinkle in his eyes. 
Gloria, or rather Mamie, was now fat and forty, 
but very comfortable and rather pleasing to the 
eye. Gloria, aged fifteen, stopped inlialing her 
soup long enough to say: 

"Mom, I saw the swellest car today — I wish I'd 
wake up some day and find our 'hunk of tin' a 
Rolls-Royce. But I'll be rich some day — you see 



— I found a little red book in an old trunk in your 
room called "How to Marry Successfully" and it 
says that if you follow directions exactly you will 
be sure to get a millionaire." 

And over the heads of the five little Trents 
"Mom" looked down at "Pop" and solemnly 
winked her eye. • Their glances seemed to meet 
over the remains of roast chicken and spelled the 
words — "It can't be done." 



^\\i lalup nf Mnm 



(Essay) 



THAT which is advantageous to man should 
be sought. Music is advantageous to man, 
therefore music should be sought. 

Man by his very nature seeks happiness. There 
is no man that does not wish for contentment. 
He will go a long way and encounter much dif- 
ficulty in order to/ obtain some satisfaction. That 
happiness or the nearness to it consists in the at- 
tainment of something which pleases him. For 
true happiness, that something must be some- 
thing good. 

Unfortunately, there are men who think that 
happiness can be found only in evil-doing; or 
worse still, they regard evil good and good evil. 
These, of course, are blinded by lower nature, 
and their self-gratification is anything but ad- 
vantageous to them. It brings anything but hap- 
piness. '■'■' '*■■■'•';,:■ ■,■'■'■' ';'^':- v"-"''^ ■■"■■"■ 

Those things are advantageous to man which 
elevate him and satisfy the nobler part of him, 
the higher self. 

Man is constantly trying to make progress, 
himself cliiefly with lines, spaces etc., of music, 
seek. The desire of advancing is innate, not 
only in the material order of things, by way of 
art and science, but in the spiritual order as well. 

The innate craving for happiness which man 
never seems able to satisfy, is the craving for 
happiness of the higher sort. Hence, whatever 
it, really advantageous to man helps, to some ex- 
tent, to bring him happiness. 

Music is advantageous to man for many rea- 
sons. First of all music in itself is elevating. By 
its very nature, and in accordance with the time 
in which it is written, it lifts up the downcast 
spirit; or may bring one from fickleness to seri- 
ous reflection. In other words it appeals to the 
feelings. ^■■.■: ■■./■:,-'■■;::'■, x\: :■■■ ■__.}' 



Music is advantageous by reason of its origin, 
because it seems to have existed in all ages, es- 
pecially in Egypt and Greece, but by reason of 
v, hat might be called it's origin for us. If I may 
so speak, music had its origin in the Christian 
Church probably based on the music of Greek 
and Hebrew origin. St. Ambrose and St. Greg- 
ory the Great are the first ones mentioned who 
directed their attention to its improvement. 
Guido made further advances, but he concerned 
himself chiefly with lines, spaces etc., of music 
To say more than this, however, would be delv- 
ing into the history and science of music. 

Along witli the music of the Church, but inde- 
pendent of it, a secular music was making grad- 
ual advances guided more by the ear than by 
science. And thus today it has reached such a 
demand because of tlie strides it has made, and 
because of its usefulness to man that, were it 
possible to make it extinct, man would be de- 
prived of a great deal of his happiness. 

Its advantages, then, are the happiness it brings 
to the home as well as to the individual, the 
good it does for society and many other advan- 
tages it has in every day life. 

I do not think it out of place here to mention 
the good it does and has done for the virtuous 
as well as the sinner. The former have a fore- 
taste, as it were, (I'm speaking now of Church 
music) of the music of our Heavenly home, in 
a far less degree of course ; while the latter have 
often been moved to tears and repentance at the 
rendition of the prayful chant. 

I grant that through accident music can be- 
come a disadvantage to man. But in this case 
it is not the music tliat is to be blamed so much 
as the interpretation put on it. In the case of a 
vocal selection it is often the words that make 



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tlie individual piece of music liarmful. But even 
M here this be true surely we do not wish to des- 
tioy music because a certain song is bad througli 
accident, or design, for th'it matter. 

Music goes hand in hand with the dance hall 
and as such can be the indirect cause of evil, if 
not the direct cause. 

Again I grant, throug accident music here may 
be the cause of evil. But it is tlie "dreamy," and 
perhaps too, the"jazzy," (if I may use the com- 
mon, name, interpretations thate are put in music 
tliat serve for degraddng purposes. 

The dance hall as well as any other place of 
amusement can be a fit place for recreation if it 
is conducted properly .The dances themselves 
liave a lot to do with this, likewise the individ- 
uals concerned. But to speak of these would 
be going outside of our subject. 

Another objection coming from a parent is 
tliis. "I know a certain person, who was an ac- 
complished artist in musical circles, and by his 
talent was a big factor at social affairs and was 
thus led into improper company with the result 
tliat his life was a failure. This is enough to con- 
vince me not to allow my children to take up 



music." 



How many more parents are there with simi- 
lar sentiments? I do not know. Let us hope not 
many. The objection is almost too absurd to try 
to answer. 

1 wonder if that same parent is as solicitous 
for his or her "Johnny" when there is a ques- 
tion of the pool room, staying out till all hours 
of the niglit, — I mean morning. How about 
Vv'lien he goes out not to hear music but to see 
an indecent moving picture sliow, or if not in- 
decent at least one that puts before young, as 
well as old minds, pictures that positively de- 
pict a false pliilosophy of life. Even if this par- 
ent were solicitous for all these, how about the 
company that one cannot avoid very Avell? How 
about the erroneous ideas of morality and proper 
living that are daily expressed in newspapers and 
magazines.'' A musician doesn't have to get into 
bad company any more than any other individual. 
It depends on himself. 

Some pieces of music are degrading. I'm glad 
you said "some" pieces. And "many" are ele- 
vating. When John Howard Payne wrote "Home 
Sweet Home" lie probably never thought that 
it would remain with us so long. Perhaps, H. 
P. Danks never tliought that "Silver Threads 
Among the Gold" would be republislied and re- 
published. These are not degrading, liut songs 



like these do not mean much for the music-lover 
of today. 

True indeed, but it is songs like these that 
count; songs like these are the only kind tliat 
are handed down. Many, if not all, of our mod- 
ern pieces of poular music are doing fine if 
they live a year. But they satisfy for the time. 
And even if some of them do harm, I think these 
are outweighed by the number that do good. 

Who can listen (to take one recent classical 
example) to the "Rachmaninoff Prelude" and 
say its melody is degrading.'' It is, indeed, ele- 
vating to listen to it. 

The majority of objections against the pur- 
suance of music as something advantageous, 
which are made either by persons lacking a 
"musical-soul" or else prejudiced because mi .- 
informed of because one or two concrete cases 
brought within tlieir narrow experience proved 
to be a disadvantage, are absurd. 

Like everything else, music has to be reformed 
at times. It must be kept within the golden 
mean. As a machine has to be overhauled oc- 
casionally in order that it will do it's work pro- 
perly, so sciences and arts must be regulated 
and reformed, if necessary, to produce the best 
results.'', '"■■■'..'',.;'■■ ''■'.■■'. 

To conclude, but by no means to regard as 
least, let us consider a few of the saints who, 
Avhile lovers of music, nevertheless obtained the 
highest honor possible. 

St. Cecilia, universally recognized the patron- 
ess of Churcli music and, by some, of secular 
music, used to play for herself to sing the hymns 
of the church. 

St. Alphonsus Liguori used to play the harp- 
sichord while he taught his voices to sing spirit- 
ual -Canticles. ■■:■,:'■:■;■'■ 

We read of St. Teresa procuring musical in- 
struments for the betterment of the recreation of 
lier subjects. 

Tiiese are only three examples, in which music 
was connected with tlie lives of Saints. There 
are many others not only of saints, but also men 
and women whose lives were blameless and who 
spent much of their time in composing and en- 
joying music. 

So that the advantages of music are so many 
and the disadvantages, comparatively, so few, 
tliat music should be sought. V f 

Would we throw away a crate of eggs if we 
found a few bad ones among the good? Just as 
we do not wish to see the human race stop ad- 
vancing simply on account of the individual 



V. 



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evil-doers in it, neither do we wish to see music 
stop advancing just because in a few instances 
it may cause evil. 

When Theodore Thomas in his "Musical Pos- 
sibilities of America" wrote: "The Americans 
are certainly a music-loving people/' most as- 
suredly he was not expressing the sentiments of 
the minority. 

Let us hope then, since music is of such ad- 
vantage to man, that it will be promoted more 
than it is in both the home and school. Colleges 



likewise have to take many more steps before 
they can boast of having different courses in 
music as an art. Some prominent preceptors of 
learning have gone so far as to say that an edu- 
cation without music is incomplete. Well we may 
not agree witli tliem to that limit ; but lie sliould 
at least be able to see, in some measrue, tlie ad- 
vantages derived from music and hence help to 
promote its progress. 

— John L, Seary 



CONSTANCY 

r ' 

Words I hear from yo«, so gaily 
Speak of friendship ttied and true, — 
Stamp Kpon my spirit daily 
Thoughts IVe always had of you: — 

Constant thoughts, unlike the fleeting 
Shades that merely come and go, — 
Heart to heart, that rise in greeting, 
Tell the tale that it is so* 

Still in future days, believe me. 
Though, perhaps, we*re far apart. 
Fondest memories shall retrieve thee, 
Twining ever round my heart* 

— ^Matthew Lynch* 



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11 



(Irit 



SWIRLING snow and a raw January wind 
moaned and whistled across the campus. 
The dull monotony of interminable wliite 
flakes was unrelieved save for tlie grotesque 
outline of a huge and naked elm that reared 
its head aloft into the thickening gloom. 

AH the buildings were enveloped in darkness 
and silence except for a solitary gleam that crept 
timidly through a window of the gymnasuim as 
if afraid to venture forth into the wild night. 

In a small room just oif the gym. sat Dick 
Peters. The ruggedness of his stern features 
was accentuated by a scowling frown. He tap- 
ped moodily on his desk with a lead pencil^ 
the point of which had long since rolled on the 
floor. A restless foot kept time with the unceas- 
ing tap! tap! Presently he rose from his seat 
and savagely kicking an unoffending basket- 
ball to the other end of the room he strode to 
the window. 

"This is one delightful night/' he muttered 
disgustedly as he paced the floor with furrowed 
;brow. ■ 

Stopped STiddenly by a new disturbance he 
paused. Loud and merry voices on the stairway 
resounded through the building. With impatient 
tread he crossed the room and locked his door. 
"Those dumb idiots can't leave a fellow alone 
for a minute" he exclaimed angrily. 

A pause — then a strong hand turned the knob 
o,f the door. "Ho Dick! open up," pealed a chorus 
of lusty, rancous voices. No response. Peters 
listened to the loud whispers and eyed the closed 
door expectantly. He knew that a small thing 
like a locked door wouldn't stop that band of 
Indians outside, but his stubborness made him 
blind to reason. 

A press of eager bodies, a sound of splintering 
wood and the door swayed crazily, supported by 
a lone hinge. 'Dutcli' Brandt and three sup- 
porters appeared for an instant in the breach. 
Then with a wild whoop they bore down upon 
the thoroughly aroused Peters. 'Dutch' knew 
Dick of old. With a joyful shout he made a 
flying tackle. The result would have restored 
the hair of bald headed man. Dick landed with 
a thud on a protesting couch and giving 'Dutch' 
a well directed jab in the solar plexus he rolled 



off on the other side. Jumping nimbly to his 
feet he charged his other adversaries. The room 
was soon filled with arms, legs and grunts. A 
picture crashed to the floor and an ill directed 
pillow shattered a window. A chair skidded 
against the wall and a table tottered precarious- 
ly on three legs, the fourth having been lost in 
the carnage. A well timed attack ended glori- 
ously for the four allies. News of the conference 
had not penetrated to these gladiators and hence 
words played a small part in the surrender. 

From beneath a cloud of pillows and four 
heavy bodies issued protesting growls. Peters 
w^as dickering for an armistice, but 'Dutch' in- 
exorably demanded complete surrender. The 
parley might have gone on indefinitely but 
'Spider' Roach seizing one of Peters' most be- 
loved trophies threatened to throw it out the 
window. This was the last straw. From out of 
the depths came a weak voice "Lay off. I sur- 
render." 

Four pairs of all too eager hands jerked Peters 
roughly to his feet. "Chase that funeral expres- 
sion and give us a smile and an explanation,'' 
shouted Dutch. Peters smiled lugubriously. He 
balanced himself on the business end of a shell 
which he had picked up somewhere in the Ar- 
gonne. It would have taken a carload of T. N. 
T. to rouse him out of his reverie. 

"Fellows" he said with a trace of his former 
agressiveness "we have the darndest luck im- 
aginible. 'Stretch' Walton is in the hospital and 
will probably be out for the rest of the season." 
"What!" shouted the amazed quartet. 

"It's true" continued Dick. He was boxing 
with 'Irish' Hanrahan this afternoon. He trip- 
ped and struck his head against the wall. I have 
just had word that it's serious and that he will 
be confined to his bed for at least a week." 

The blood drained from every boyish face. 
There was no joy or confidence now. Everyone 
was plunged in gloom. ; ; 

'Dutch' Brandt voiced the opinion of the 
others. "Of all the luck!" he grumbled dis- 
gustedly. "Tonight of all nights. Here we were 
all primed to tame that haughty Tiger and teach 
the 'Big Four' that there are other colleges in 
the world." "Small college, eh!" he muttered 
AvrathfuUy, we would have shown 'em." Then 



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with an outburst of his unconquerable spirit he 
shouted, "And by ginger we will beat 'em." 

The strained expressions eased from the up- 
lifted faces, but the ditch was as deep as ever. 
What good was a team without a centre? The 
whole play revolved about "Stretch" Walton. 
W^ithout him the Union Quintet was rudderless 
and helpless. If Union never got tlie jump what 
good were signals .-* These thoughts flashed 
simultaneously across five puzzled minds. 

"Slippery" Neale, the clever forward, relieved 
the suspense somewhat. "What's the matter 
with 'Slats' Clifford," he suggested hopefully. 
"He is inexperienced, but a 'dead' shot and a fair 
jumper." 

The others brightened visibly. "Bring him 
over and let me speak to him," said Peters, al- 
most cheerfully. 

"Slats" was tickled silly. And for the want 
of a better substitute Peters decided to start him 
that evening. ^ ■''•'■:'.^. -■-■■■■•:■■;;'-'■■. ■■■■■.■■^:.'--' 

The Tigers arrived at eight o'clock. Large 
buses covered with snow poured forth exuber- 
ant and confident rooters. Every noise making 
device known to civilized and primitive man was 
on hand that evening. 

When the Union supporters learned that 
"Stretch" was injured their enthusiasm evap- 
orated. Despite all their efforts their cheers had 
a hollow and unconvincing ring. 

The Tiger partisans were quick to scent tlie 
result of Union's loss. They jeered and howled 
and had Union's goat by the whiskers. 

As the impressive Tiger five trotted on tlie 
floor and began a snappy practice tliey were 
greeted by loud cheers and the famous "Hula 
Ha." The Tiger quintet blighted the few shoots 
of Union hopes by their deadly accuracy in cag- 
ing the ball and their magnificient passing. 

At eight thirty the whistle blew for the first 
half. The Tigers assumed their respective posi- 
tions radiating confidence and assurance. 

Union came on the floor witli set and 
determined faces. They were under dogs. 
Peters fairly bristled with fighting spirit. 

The Tigers set a fast and furious pace. "Big 
Six" Hardy their center was having things his 
own way. Time and again he outjumped "Slats" 
and started his team on the way' to a basket. 
During the first few minutes of play the Tigers 
"bulged" the net with monotonous regularity. 
Their amazing passwork and accurate shooting 
kept Union on pins and needles. "Slats" played 
with heroic determination and fiery spirit^ but 



he was completely overshadowed by the scintil- 
lating Hardy, the most finished player in intercom 
Icgiate circles. The first half ended 30-10, with 
the Tigers on the big end of the count. 

A painful silence hung like a pall over the 
Union section of the "gym." Megaphones, whis- 
tles, tin pans and horns hung from listless hands. 
Lusty voices were silent in the shadow of de- 
feat. Gloom was so thick that it could have 
been cut with a knife. A stray cat, black as jet, 
that had gained entrance with the crowd, stood 
fearfully in the doorway. After slight hesita- 
tion lie scampered to quietness and seclusion 
among the Union rooters. 

One of the Tiger cheer leaders seeing the inci- 
dent was quick to catch the humor of the situa- 
tion. With raised megaphone he informed every 
human being within a radius of thirty miles. The 
crowd shrieked with laughter and derision. The 
cheers, tliat the Tigers then let loose shook the 
building to its very foundation. 

Then came tlie well known cry that would 
fire the heart of the veriest coward. , 

"Horse and wagon. Horse and wagon, teani! 
team! team!" 

After the ten minute rest the unmerciful whis- : 
tie shrilled for the second lialf. 

Captain Peters had spurred his men by a stir- 
ring talk. They took the floor with a spirit of 
do or die. 

Down town tlie people were wild with excite- 
ment. Several calls liad been sent in for the 
police. They, with a detachment of the fire de- 
partment, were hot on the trail of a pajama clad 
figure with a blanket thrown over his shoulders 
and a pair of lolosened overshoes flojiping on 
his feet. "A lunatic has escaped" was the cry 
that went from mouth to mouth. 

Tlie "lunatic" huddled in a corner of a taxi, 
cursed the driver for his delay. A sixty mile 
gait seemed to him like a mile a week. 

The startling figure burst in through the door 
of tlie Union gym and in an instant he was on 
the basket ball court. His wild eyes took in tlie 
scene. A despairing sliriek filling every nook 
and cranny of the spacious structure rent the 
air. Even the players were so startled that the 
man with the ball dropped it. Every eye was 
focused upon the apparition. 

There, almost in the center of tlie court, swayed 
"Stretch" Walton looking like a Red Cross pos- 
ter. His head was swathed in bandages and a 
crimson stain trickled down his cheek. 

Peters gazed at him dumb with astonishment. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



13 



With a great effort he rou':ed himself "Stretch!" 
lie cried hoarsely "S'retch!" can you play?" 
Walton nodded and. tightened liis aslien lips. 

The Union rooters were in a delirium of yoy. 
Their long pent up cheers hurst fortli like a 
cyclone. Sucli a reception has seldom been giv- 
en to mortal man. 

It was .good to see the wonderful cliange in 
the Union morale. They were no under dogs 
now. Roaring lions would be more appropriate. 

Good old "Stretch" was in there now. Let 
come what may. 

The Tigers were leading 42-26 and were play- 
ing with uncanny skill. 

: "Stretch" was only semi consicous. He was 
l)ossessed with a mad irenzj. All he knew, saw 
or heard was to put the ball in the opponents' 
basket. Plaj'^ing like a demon he outjumped, 
outplayed, out-tricked his famous ojiponent. The 
Union signals were Avorking now. The Tigers 
were playing a five m:'n de'ense. It wouldn't 
have mattered if there li d been ten. Nothing 
could stem the iri-esistabls rash of Union. 
Stretch jumped, p ssed, dribbled and shot by in- 
stinct. His eyes were glazed and bright crimson 
stains covered his agonized face. The crowd was 
with Union to a man. Even the Tiger sup- 
iiorters clieered unconsciouslv for the masmifi- 
cent display of ner^-e a'd spirit that "Stretch" 
and his mates were showing. 



An excited time-keeper warned the players 
that there was only two minutes to go. The 
gfcore was 47-44 in favor of the Tigers. 

"Stretch" was "out" on his feet. Only his iron 
will and indomitable spirit carried him through 
the closing minutes. 47-46 shrieked the score- 
keeper and twenty seconds to go. 

Every liuman being in that seetliing sea was 
standing on his own feet or somebody el e's. 
Cheers issued from the throats of men temporari- 
ly insane. 

The Tigers were stalling in the most shameful 
fashion whilst tlie crowded gym sweated in an 
agony of suspense. 

"Go get 'em!" "Tear 'em apart" roared the 
crazed multitude. 

These burning cr:es acted on "Stret 'li's" fast 
ebbing senses like a disli of ccld water. 

Neither he nor any one elss ever knew how he 
got possession of the ball but get it he did. 

He hurled it like a baseball into Peter's hungry 
arms and tlie game was over. 

What a pandemonium broke forth! Friend 
and foe cheered til the steel girders quaked in 
fear; but "Stretch" was oblivious to all. 

He was lying on the floor in a swoon. 

Tender liands raised him. The cheers that is- 
issues from tliat sobbing multitude will com- 
memorate the spirit of "Stretch" and his mates 
long after they liave pii-sed from Union. 

— Edw. J. Ritson 



IRELAND'S SON 

Give me again my Irish blade. 
Give me my native heath. 
Give me of Ireland's sons ten-score 
And I will baffle death* 

Give me a cabin for my love, 
A mountain for my home, 
A steed to carry me to war. 
Then, foemen, onward come! 

Bless me with the heaven's rain. 
Place in my heart a prayer ; 
And I shall stand forever 
Unconquerable there! 



t&fkSa*tiLtA-,,ii^.^t. 'j^i... 



14 



THE V I LLA NO VAN 



(Essay) 



I AM sensible — my friend, challenge not that 
statement, nor let subsequent phrases tend to 
controvert it; consider not the source, nor 
the occasion, but the fruit; be not too quick to 
judge but rather let patience deter you, and let 
us proceed. 

When, therefore, I say that I am sensible im- 
sensible impute it not to mean that I possess that 
degree or sensibility of, let us say, the psychic, who 
whose art and craft demand great workings of 
the working Soul, nor yet of those heores calling 
to their beloved through space, nor of those 
whose art and craft demand great workings of 
preceptibility of the corner grocery man whose 
sign reads "No Trust" and means it two ways. 
Hence, when I say I am sensible, permit me to 
append of a feeling, of an aversion to be direct, 
or rather, an antipathy to spirits. But again I 
interpose to make myself clear. ^^^^ ^: ;- 

Spirits — the college youth had one idea as the 
following excerpt will attest: "I received the 
preserves but they had turned ; nevertheless I 
appreciate the spirit in which they were sent;" 
the toastmaster had another when he announced 
the famous lecturer, whose subject of discussion 
was the "Evils of Liquor," as "A man of profound 
intelligence and always full of his subject;" and 
Congress another when it closed the 19th. hole 
with the 18th Amendment. And yet my subject 
deals with none of these. My spirit is not the 
spirit of college boy or the toastmaster, nor those 
phanton spirits basking in the "moonshine," the 
bane of "Infernal" Recenue men and one-eyed 
"Reformers;" but rather of those more occult 
beings whose demesne, I take it is darkened clos- 
ets or shadowy chambers ; whose mental strain is 
terrific, as witness the agitation portrayed by that 
mystic handwriting; whose timidity is over- 
come only through the agency of a medium, 
whose own recreant spirits are reviewed only by 
that shade so pleasing to all — the "long green." 

Speaking of spirits reminds one of discussing 
politics — you argue vehemently, search diligent- 
ly, descant warily — but it doesn't mean any- 
thing. You usually get nowhere — and stay 
there. Personally, I have never succeeded in 
seeing a spirit. I have never touched or heard 
one, though there are times, undoubtedly, when 
under the proper influence of the subject, one 



could, in all probability do so. Nor have I yet 
succeeded in compounding the proper recipe to 
conjure their presence, and though I have fairly 
devoured the magazine sections of our Sunday 
editions and the Special Supplements of our Sat- 
urday specials, I am still as much in the dark as 
the man in the seance chamber. The only dif- 
ference between us is the admission charge and 
common sense and humbly do I claim the credit 
to my P. and L. account for both. 

I confess as you may have already judged that 
tJiere may be spirits roaming around at large 
and spurred on by the possibilites, as I con- 
ceive them,, of coming in contact with earthly 
beings. I am in hearty accord with whatever 
scheme may be concocted to bring about such a 
happy circumstance. Obviously though the pre- 
sent methods fall far too short. Of what use is 
a spirit if all that can be gleaned after much 
laboir and painstaking is a love letter or a book 
of poetic extravaganza. And why such gym- 
nastic methods? Why so many and such ques- 
tionable intermediaries.'' Why all this seclusion 
and exclusion ? My comprehension, I admit, fails 
utterly in grasping the necessity of such tactics 
though their significance is obvious. When the 
only way one can call forth a spirit is by mystic 
tt.ps or fistic raps, when the evidence of the senses 
ife appealed to in such crude fashions as tottering 
tables or necromantic cables, when one's intel- 
ligence must first be subjected to the influence of 
a stage setting with its special lights anl neces- 
sary lights and > necessary "props," conducive 
only to awe, then undoubtedly "There is some- 
tliing rotten in Denmark" — and seances. 

I connot conceive why a spirit should be so 
helpless or shy, or so opposed to light, natural 
oi- artifical. I cannot give credence to the fact 
that such profound egotists as history records, 
should now be so backward; that such great 
stage stars whose earthly dream was headline 
columns should now flee the spotlight; that those 
famous men whose art is doubted can rest quiet- 
ly and give forth their genius through musty 
closets or dusky rooms for the financial advance- 
ment of some double-jointed Hindu whose pro- 
pensity for table tapping lias developed liis pedal 
extremities to an amazing degree of proficiency. 
No, it is too much. Fond parents and doting 



THE VILLANOVAN 



15 



grand-aunts, pining lovers and Heaven-destined 
affinities may seek their loved ones thus, but for 
me spirit chasing on the modern scale is abhor- 
rent. 

And yet tlie prospects are too bright to be 
abandoned; the advantages and utility of the 
idea too evident to be lightly passed off as im- 
possible; the wonderful mine of knowledge that 
would be opened to mankind too consequen- 
tial to be left untouched. It simply must not be. 
Consider what your map of Europe wiuld look 
like now if Von Hindenburg could have sum- 
moned Julius Gaesar for a few inside points, or 
Foch held council with his famous countryman 
Bonaparte. What music hall or auditorium 
could contain the crowd when "Bill" Shakes- 
peare and Lord Bacon held their little contro- 
versy on "Who wrote Shakespeare's Plays," or 
more important still what a weight would be 
lifted from the shoulders of our youth could 
Romeo be found to aid us in that psychological 
moment upon which Heaven and earth seems to 
hang and everything pale into insignificance 
save two, when with bated breath and throb- 
bing pulse our hero murmurs "Will you be mine?" 
Then indeed would Mabel's studied cry "This is 
so sudden" perish everlastingly. Our modern 
Juliets would be of stern stuff. And then again 
consider Bone Dry Laws. Would we now be 
spending our wet Sundays in dry towns could 
the spirits of the other world protect the spirits 
of this terrestial sphere ? Would Congress still 
be wrestling with Prohibition could some fair 
Portia be aroused to pinch the flaw in Volstead's 
Law ? Ah ! Friends, the prospects are too en- 
ticing — the possibilities too tremendous to be let 
slip by. And yet I maintain the present methods 
incomplete, insufficient, too farcical, too ridicu- 
lous to be considered as even a step in the right 
direction. Must we then fail? Perish the 
thought. Science shall blaze the way. Already 
our foremost scientists and inventors are rally- 
ing to the cause. Already our manufacturing 
industries have recognized the trend of modern 
research, and the question now on peoples' lips 
is "Have you a little Ouija in your home?" Now, 



if ever, we shall set out in earnest in quest of 
the elusive shade. Now, if ever, shall communi- 
cation be established with "Hades unLtd." 
And now, if ever, shall we succeed. 

Now tliat we have supplied the physical world 
with artificial light we shall proceed to darken it 
to summon forth some ghostly visitor. Now 
that we have succeeded in perfecting the record- 
of the human voice can not we expect to' harken 
soon to spirit songs and dialogues? Now 
that we have traced the human criminal through 
famous Scotland Yard, can we not hold confer- 
ence with him, or what's left of him, in our own 
back yard? Plausible, is'nt it? And we exclaim 
anew "Science is a great invention." 

Yes this time we shall find the magic "Open 
Sesame." This time we cannot fail. But until 
tliat impossible day arrives when spiritualistic 
intercourse shall be numbered among the sciences, 
the world will go on as usual; the fakers will 
continue to reap their harvest and perform their 
gj'^mnastics as per schedule; and credulous 
crowds will continue to be mulcted of their 
money as in the days of yore. But one must 
admit that the modern "gold bricked" individual 
is game. He is, in sporting terms "a glutton 
for punishment." He is the type, and most of 
us, whether we realize it or not, are typical. Else 
why these crazy reformatory movements? Why 
these crusades against drink, against tobacco, 
Sunday amusements, etc? Why these regula- 
tions of our school systems, against Religious 
observances? Slowly, but surely, led by a few 
fanatics we are turning, not as individuals, but 
as a nation, from the most serious cancers of our 
social system to the boils. Our exterior at 
least will appear wholesome but within we are 
fast becoming putrid. If laws we must have let 
there be sane legislation, compatible with the 
Decalogue and even common sense from a liuman 
standpoint. Let us wake from a lethargy. In 
Naval parlance "Snap out of it." 

But I digress, kind reader, and would fain 
beg pardon. If I have slipped past my subject 
hold it not against me — it is merely typical — 
tlie spirit of the times. 



Vol. VI 



El\t Htllatt0tiatt 

DECEMBER, 1921 



No. 2 



Ehttor-ttt-ffll|tpf 

WILLIAM A. O'LEARY, '22 



Alumni 
HOWARD M. THOENBUEY, '22 



iEhitoml loarli 



AaHoriatf lE&ttnra 

ExcIjlttVJfH 

ROBERT EVANS, '24 
WALTEE RIORDAN, '24 



AsBiBtant EJittar 

JOHN P. DONOVAN, '22 



Atljlctlra 
ALFRED KENNY, '23 



CHARLES A. BELZ, '22, Editor 
CHARLES A. CALLAHAN, ^23 

THEODORE REIMEL, '24 

EDWARD J. RITSON, '25 



Facultit Qirfctnr 
REV. JOSEPH E. HYSON, O. S. A. 



Adurrtiaittg 

EDWARD DIGNAM, '24 
aEOEGE CASEY, '25 
PHILIP HOLAND, '25 



IBuBtttrBB iHanagrr 

JAMES PURCELL, '24 



Eitrrarij AJiulacr 
CHARLES M. MAGEE, Ph.D. 



(Utrntlatum 

CHARLES McCLERNAN, '23 
PHINEAS VIZE, '23 



iEJittnml 



NATIONAL DISARMAMENT 



THIS year the message of Christmastide 
comes to us with an extremely peculiar sig- 
nificance. Turning back the hands of time 
only a few years we see the nations of tlie earth 
enveloped in the throes of war, pouring out their 
very life blood in a gigantic human attempt to 
uphold their national honor and integrity. We 
gaze upon the conflict of humanity, the hard- 
ships and sufferings of the soldiery, the bitter 
longing and anxiety of the home folks — the hor- 
ror of it all. We looked forward with misgiv- 
ings at that time and Christmas held only the 
disheartening outlock of battles yet to be fought. 
But today we look back upon that terrible period 
as a thing of the past, witli sorrow and silent ad- 
miration for the gallant souls who so bravely 
sacrificed! themselves for the upholding of a 
national ideal. Truly peace once more reigns 
supreme among the nations of the earth and men 
are deliberating and formulating plans that such 
a state of universal chaos may never again exist. 
A thing that has been developing for centuries 
can not be undone in a fortnight. Within the 
memory of man it has been national practice to 



prepare for war in times of peace. This prin- 
ciple has been so rigidly adhered to that at the 
present time nations are spending fabulous sums 
in an effort to maintain their respective arma- 
ments on an equal footing with those of otlier 
powers. The abolishment or even the temper- 
ing of such a custom; then, is attendant with 
the pitfalls, technicalities and intricacies, which 
naturally arise in any proposal of international 
policy. Different nations have different ideals 
and they look from wary eyes, made keen by 
past experience, bitter and otherwise, at any 
proposal involving marital relations with other 
powers. They are suspicious of one another. 
They question each other's motives for doing this 
or tliat, thinking perhaps, tliat it is only a hid- 
den thrust at themstlves. And tins we must con- 
cede is only the outcome of past situations. Na- 
tions adhere to tlie maxim, "What can happen," 
tions adliere to the maxim, "What can happen, 
will liappen," and tliey provide against just such 
"jiappenings." It is difficult, therefore, to achieve 
a mutually aggreeablt pact, regulating the affiairs 
of nations. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



17 



The proposal of national disarmament has 
been the first step forward and although it is an 
intricate problem, it gives promise of solution. 
We can state nothing however of the probable 
outcome. We rely solely upon t'le committees 



which have been chosen by the various nations; 
we anticipate and hope that they will debate the 
matter skilfully and successfully. Failure to do 
so can only mean a return to the probability qnd 
possibility of new wars and hardships. 



THE ENGINEER 



THERE are among the professions of today 
a certain few, whose importance is passed 
over lightly with little or no regard to the 
intellectual and other requirements necessary 
for absolute membership in them. Unfortunate- 
]y practitioners in these walks of life do not seem 
to be credited by the populace with the social 
standing, which seems to be an inherent adjunct 
of the more popular and prominent vocations. 
There seems to be an idea prevalent among peo- 
ple that the "doctor" or the "lawyer" or the 
"statesman" is some type of supernatural person, 
gifted beyond the ordinary, without whose pro- 
fessional services the universe would come to an 
abrupt untimely end. Among these neglected 
professions we might include that of the en- 
gineer, the facts about whom the public at large 
seems to be in ignorance of and the importance 
of whom on the scale of public service is ex- 
tremely underestimated. 

On all sides we see nature in its wildest and 
beautiful forms. AVe look upon it with admir- 
ing and appreciative eyes and wonder and mar- 
vel when we think of tlie Hand that created it. 
Its vastness and rugged strength, its beauty and 
grotesqueness, command our interest and atten- 
tion but only externally. We gaze upon it 
through the eyes of the connoiseur admiring a 
picturesque view where such is presented and 
mentally calculating tlie effect of such a setting 
by moonlight or sunset. We delight in its pro- 
miscuous disregard. But why this dissertation 
on nature.'' Its connection in our theme is obvi- 
ous enough if we recaU it is nature which presents 
the problems upon tlie solution of which the en- 
gineering profession is built. The engineer looks 
upon it not through the eyes of a connoisseur 
but through those of a scientist trained to take 
in at a glance the factors and forces which will 
be his concern in the practice of his art. A seeth- 
ing rapids or a crashing waterfall may seem 
beautiful to him but they mean much more. His 
practical brain estimates in a moment the lost 
energy, the wasted power. He looks and in his 
mind's eye he sees a turbine, a power house, an 
illuminated city and other potential possibilities 



v'hich miglit take actual shape out of this appar- 
ent piece of rugged landscape. He is trained to 
do this; it is a natural consequence of his call- 
ijig so that it becomes an unconscious act. Na- 
ture and its forces are his concern and chief in- 
terest. 

We might concede that the engineer is a very 
ordinary person just as most of us are; but it 
wo-tild hardly be fair to say tliat his responsi- 
bilities are ordinary in the common acceptation 
of the term. The "facts are quite the contrary. 
In an argumentative strain let us consider what 
is usually the result of a miscalculation or a mis- 
judgment on his part. Possibly it would be a 
castastrophe involving damage to property and 
financial loss. But is that all.'' Does not the 
human element enter into the result.'' A doctor 
errs and the knowledge of the outcome is con- 
fined to a very limited circle — often times to 
himself only. The engineer's error invariably 
becomes a topic for public discussion and de- 
nouncement. The products of his trained mind 
are utilized by the public and the failure of such 
products is attendant not merely with material 
but also with human loss. Why then is the pro- 
fessional engineer rated so low in the eyes of his 
fellow men ? A close analysis of the various 
factors which combine to make one an engineer 
will reveal the inevitable conclusion that it is 
certainly a man's job. Tlie problems which na- 
ture presents to him for solution usually require 
a deepness of study and thoroughness of judg- 
ment which can only be attained by a mind 
trained through years of experience and research. 

It has been said that an engineer is one who 
can do more with a dollar than any other per- 
son in the universe. This statement very closely 
approaches the truth, for the average engineer 
speaks in terms of dollars and cents. The issue 
in any modern constructive program is invari- 
ably summed up in the terse expression — "how 
much will it cost?" In this utilitarian age of 
ours the prme consideration is the dollar and the 
engineer is the instrument whereby thousands 
of dollars are continuallg being saved to those 
requiring and utilizing his services. In this eon- 



18 



THE VILLA NO V A N 



nection we might say that the factor of relative 
cost very often places the designing engineer in 
a ticklish situation. On the other hand he is re- 
quired to keep the financial layout at a minimum 
ours the prime consideration is the dollar and the 
sake of his own reputation, to secure a maximum 
of strength and safety in the project at hand. 
The simultaneous attainment of tl>cse ends is not 
the easiest thing in the world yet it is part of 
the engineer's work and his skill is judged ac- 
cording to the degree of accomplishment of these 
ends. It is necessary then that he be an expert 
economist as well as a practical scientist, for ef- 
ficiency in construction is the proper combina- 
tion of economy and science. 

The cultural aspect of the engineering profes- 
sion is worthy of some notice, inasmuch as the 
natural trend of the popular concept of the en- 
gineer relegates him to the ranks of the medi- 
ocre. But who is a judge of culture and what 
are the standards.^ It is not for anyone to ven- 
ture an opinion in such a delicate matter, least 
of all, one outside of the profession. The engi- 
neer's work naturally throws him into contact 
with humanity in its worst and best forms but 
this contact rather broadens his mind than soils 
his personality. Perhaps in such circles and in- 
stitutions the best of English is not spoken; per- 
haps also in such circumstances men may happen 
to express themselves in terms more forcible 
than is ordinarily the custom. But surely ir- 
relevant facts as these should not be seized upon 
as an excuse to condemn the members of the pro- 
fession. Men are subject to their own peculiar- 
ities and engineers are not different from other 
classes of men. Though their education along 
cultural lines is not as extensive as that of other 
professional men this deficiency is usually reme- 
died when the individual appreciates for himself 
the value of such education. It is not possible to 
do two things at once and do them well. The 
engineer as a student must of necessity centre his 
attention on the technique of his profession. This 
usually is sufficient to claim a considerable 
amount of his time to the exclusion of other 
helpful education. Developments in years to 
come perhaps may remedy this apparent disad- 
vantage in the training of an engineer. 



An engineer's position in the matter of clear 
conveyance of information is unique. Often 
times the subject matter is extremely technical 
and for various rea:ons it is essential that the 
matter is presented to those for whom it is in- 
tended in non-technical language. Such a task 
as. this can only be accomplished successfully 
by a master of language. A concrete case may 
be presented wliere it is the business of an en- 
gineer to convince a group of capitalists that a 
certain project is feasible and financially pro- 
fitable. It is evident that a man in this position 
must not only have a win,riing personality but 
also a command of language beyond the ordinary. 
He may know wliat he wants to say, he may un- 
derstand the technical details of the situation, but 
if he is unable to present the matter in an intelli- 
gible and forcible manner his purpose is un- 
achieved. His position differs from that of men 
in other professions since it is usually sufficient 
for them to use only the language peculiar to 
their work. 

In general the engineer must possess that which 
we might call a gift or talent^the power to read- 
ily size up a stiuation and formulate a mode of 
handling the same; to distinguish between the 
important and the unimpoitant and eliminate 
such items as will not materially affect his plans. 
We call it a gift but it is a gift which must be 
^ developed by actual experience. It presupposes 
a certain knowledge of technical things which 
an engineer must necessarily possess. 

We wish then to contradict the popular im^ 
pression of the engineer. He is deserving of 
much more notice than has been accorded by a 
unknowing and unappreciative public, who mar- 
vel at his gigantic structures but give no thought 
to the mind that conceived and designed them. 
His calling is a noble oie. It is his to harness 
the forces of nature and set them working for 
the benefit of humanity. The achievement of 
tliis requires a knowledge of which is acquired 
not by inactivity but by energetic and skilfuU 
inquiry. Though his professional interest is cen- 
tered on inanimate objects he is very human and 
stands as per his own merit on an equal footing 
witJi men of any and all professions. 



THE "IRISH FREE STATE" 

OUT of the vale of tears and sorrows that have If tlie furrows of agonized anxiety and care 

long hung like a pall over the Emerald Isle are erased from the seamed faces of Ireland's 

emerges tlie sun radiant, triumphant, free, great patriots and heroic people who will deny 

the "Irish Free State." tliat they have warranty for their feelings? 



THE V.ILLANOVAN 



Id 



The perspective lies in an intangible shadow. 
But if the rising sun by its effulgent rays should 
dispell this faint and disturbing hint of night 
tlie whole world will bend a prayerful knee. 
December, 5, 1921, will be emblazoned on the 
pnges of history in letters of flaming gold. 

Ireland, the Mother of Liberty, has long spread 
her sons over the globe in an effort to satisfy 
the gnawing of free heart, while she, the 
Mother, starved and grew gaunt. With totter- 
ing feet and streaming eyes she uttered piteous 
and appealing cries for aid. Her noble sons 
with undying devotion and consuming love beat 
long and hopelessly against the terrible might 



of a mailed fist. After centuries of despairing 
strife and impoverishing hardships she sees with 
unrestrained joy victory perched upon her fray- 
ed and tattered banners. 

It is not our purpose to apportion individual 

.honors. To do so would work a cruel injustice 

on myriads of patriots and martyrs that have 

died "unhonored, unwept, unsung" in this great 

cause. 

Already the news of this notable victory has 
spread over the civilized world. The prospects 
of the new Ireland have already changed the 
face of civilization, effacing age old wrinkles 
with the radiance of unaffected joy." 



«ERIN FREE*' 



HOW brightly must burn the bonfires on hill 
and dale in the Emerald Isle ! From each 
Irishman's heart ascends directly a hymn 
of devotional prayer. Ireland at last is a re- 
cognized nation. 

On the morning of December, 6, 1921, long 
before the mists in the English Channel were 
permeated by the gray dawn, "a treaty between 
Ireland and Great Britian" was signed. The 
treaty, consisting of eighteen articles, gives Ire- 
land the title of the Irish Free State, and the 
same constitutional status as Canada, Australia 
and other overseas dominions. While the agree- 
ment has yet to run the qauntlet of the Ulster- 
ites and of the Imperial Parliament, circum- 
stances point to an early ratification. It is grati- 
fying to know that Ulster's approval is not in- 
stantly required. 

Some of the outstanding features of the treaty 
are those giving the Irish Free State right to fix 
customs, tariffs, aTid finance; and freedom to 
settle its home affairs without interference from 
any external influence. Ulster is to be included 



in the plan of this novel Irish Democracy, but 
has the privilege of seceding within one month 
and reverting to its present position, should Sinn 
Fein fail to assure the Orangemen of good in- 
tentions. This has ever been the plea of Eam- 
onn de Valera, President of the Irish Republic, 
that if the North would but agree to the nucleus 
of his arrangement, i. e., a united Ireland, the 
South would immediately display so great a 
spirit of fraternity as would persuade Ulster fb 
cast its lot with Sinn Fein. 

Now that the troublous situation is about to 
pass from the scene, a word concerning the causes 
for today's joy is forthcoming. Emmet's tomb 
need not remain uninscribed; his epitaph is 
about to be written. And why? From the time 
of Brian Boru's repulsion to the invading Danes 
down through the days of Grattan and O'Con- 
nell, even to MacSwiney, Irishmen the world 
over cherished their indomnitable and gleaming 
ideal, "Erin Go Bragh," — "Ireland Forever." 

"^J. E. H. 



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EUCHRE AND DANCE 

Villanova's social season was ushered in on 
Wednesday Evening, October the twenty-sixth, 
by a Euchre and Dance given for the benefit of 
the Athletic Association, There were over a 
hundred prizes given by our friends, and there 
are over a hundred homes now that contain some 
little article that reminds them of Villanova and 
a good time there. The College Dining Hall with 
its convenient size tables proved an ideal place 
for card playing; the dancing, as usual, was 
in Alumni Hall. The College Orchestra 
made its debut in tlie dancing world, and there 
is little doubt of its future success. 



The second dance of the year was given in the 
College gymnasium on Tuesday evening, No- 
vember the fifteenth, by the 1922 Year Book Staff 
and under the auspices of the Senior Class. 
The College Orchestra again furnished the in- 
spiration for "tripping the light fantastic." The 
hall was tastefullv decorated in the Class colors. 



INTER-COLLEGIATE BOXING 
; y AT VILLANOVA , 

Plans have been developing since early in tlie 
year for inter-collegiate boxing at Villanova. 
The old recreation room has been fitted with 
gymnastic apparatus for tlie use of the squad. 
We have been very fortunate in securing "Jim" 
Naulty for a coach. He is an o'd friend of Villa- 
nova, was mainly instrumental in keeping tlie 
varsity in good repair during foot-ball season, 
and when it comes to fighting, lie certainly 
shake a nasty mitt. During his long career as 
a fighter and trainer, he has worked with a for- 
midable array of celebrities in the pugilistic 
world, including' P'reddie Welsh, Dempsey, and 
our own Pliila. Jack O'Brien. With the wealth 
of good fighting material in the "Student" body, 



and Jim for coach, we can confidentially expect 
results in this field similar to those of the basket- 
ball team that made it debut last season. , ^ 



On Saturday, November the twelfth, the stay- 
at-homes who could not go to see Villanova 
beat the Army (as we thought at the time) were 
rudely startled from their sleep by the cries of 
"fire" and the clanging bells of Bryn Mawr's 
fire engines (engine). Smoke was first discov- 
ered in Philosopher's Row, and there was con- 
siderable difficulty in definitely locating the 
source of the smoke. It was finally traced to the 
corner room, occupied by Messers. Poplaski and 
Fox, Although the first occurrence of its kind 
about the premises for years, the prefects and 
students fought down the flames like old timers. 
it would be hard to give commendation to any 
particular person since everybody worked so 
valiantly, regardless of danger or personal ap- 
pearance, but it Avas very inspiring to see our 
prefects Mr. Martin and Mr. Albers in the very 
midst of the water and smoke and plaster and 
dirt, grimy and sweating, looking not at all pre- 
fect-like. And Mr. Albers would like to know 
who accidently turned tlie hose on him — maybe 
M^e could tell, maybe we couldn't. And we 
would also like to mention one of the gentlemen 
whose duty it is to keep our rooms and corri- 
dors clean, who would not empty his bucket of 
dirt because he had just swept it up, and would 
not allow pouring it out on the clean floor. 

It has been repotted that the fire was caused 
by a lighted cigarette, but we would never ac- 
cuse the gentlemen who occupy that room of hav- 
ing a cigarette, moreover, both were in Phila. 
when the fire started, and were quite indignant 
en' their returr^ over the fellows **that dumped 
the roomu",., 

AVe also want to take this occasion to thank 
tlie Bryn Mawr Fire Company who were so 



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prompt in answering the alarm, and wlio would 
have prevented the spread of tlie fire which for- 
tunately was tinder control before very mucli 
damage was caused. 



The new men miglit recall as one of their first 
impressions of Villanova, the sight of a quiet, 
old, grey haired professor, thoughtfully roam- 
ing about the grounds and surrounding country, 
not talkative, but alwaj'^s ready with a pleasant 
reply. He seemed always to be in that reflective 
mood that discourages intrusion. The old stu- 
dents know this pliiilo:opher, Dr. Hess, a Prince 
of Good nature, who carried beneatli this quiet 
exterior a veritable storehouse of knowledge 
and ;'jnformation, who possessed a mind and 
spirit of the rarest wealth and withal, who failed 
to commericalize it to such an extent that it al- 
most ceased to be a virtue. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ■ !; v ;^^ 

Prof. Hess, a doctor of Pliilosophy from tlie 
Tniversity of Bonb, (the same that claims tlie 
great Steinmetz as an alumnus) held a profes- 
sional chair in tlie School of Languages here in 
quiet seclusion for a great many years, and was 
loved and admired by all who knew him. ^ 

Old age and its attendent debilitiies finally 
forced him to the Misericordia Hospital where 
he quietly passed out of this life on the niglit of 
November fourteenth. A solemn requiem mass 
was sung over his body ia tlie College Chapel. 
Professor Humplirey, Dean of the Engineering 
School, Doctor Schaeffer, Dean of the School of 
Modern Languages, and Professors McGeehan, 
Sweeney, Slavin, and McCormick acted as pall- 
bearers. 

We all mourn the loss of Doctor Hess, and 
liis life will always be an example to us. 



RADIO 

There's a great deal of noise comes from the cor- 
ner room on the first floor, and it is making quite 
a buzz pretty far out over the country also. Mr. 
Ilafferty, O. S. A., with his ever growing radio 
station lis building up his "spark" to such an ex- 
tent that very soon one must tremble to ap- 
proach that part of the building for fear of elec- 
trocution. He tells us that he has been in com- 
munication with stations as far as Canada and in 
Western Tennessee, and very soon expects to in- 
crease his sending radius to two thousand miles 
arid more. But we don't care as long as he con- 
tinues to get base ball and foot ball scores. 



DELTA PI EPSILON 

On Nov.-nlSth, 1921, the School of Business 
Administration called a meeting and organized 
tliSe Delta Pi Epsilon. The following officers 
'were elected: 

Spiritual Director, Father O'Meara; Presi- 
dent, Earl R. Southee; Vice President, John 
Finn; Sec. and Treas., James E. Miles; Seargent-- 
at Ar'ms, Harry Krieg. 

The colors of the society are. Orange and Navy 
Blue. Norman Jones iis manager and coach of 
the basket ball team of the society. 

A dance is to be held under the auspices of the 
society on February 8, 1922. 



ST. LUKE, COSMAS, DAMIAN SOCIETY 

A large number of candidates of the Pre-Medi- 
cal Society reported for basket ball practice in 
answer to the call of manager Derwin, and under 
Coach Lyncli they are rapidly rounding into a 
ffist quintet. Games have been scheduled with 
the sub-varsity, Ep-ilon Phi Theta and Delta Pi 
Pjpsilon and a number of outside games with 
various high schools and societies are pending. 

The semi-annual Novelty Dance of the Soci- 
ety, which last year was the event of the season, 
will be held after the Christmas holidays on 
Monday, January 9th, 1922. The various com- 
mittees are busy preparing to make this dance a 
brilliant success, and instead of falling below, 
will, according to all indications, far surpass last 
vear's affair. 

The members of the society are quite enthusi- 
astic about the idea of being affiliated with the 
National Guild of St. Luke, Cosmas and Dam- 
ian. There are expectations that this will be ac- 
complished at the next meeting of the National 
Board of Governors, at which time tlie Villanova 
Pre-Medical Society petition will be presented. 

On the whole, the members of the society are 
keenly interested in the different activities which 
are following in rapid sucession. A debating 
team, a dramatic club and basket ball teams are 
being formed within the society. Everything 
points for wonderful results from the Guild of 
St. Luke, Cosmas and Damiaii at Villanova 
College this year. 



KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 

Our professors rnight have observed that on 
the first and third Tuesdays, our recitations are 
"unusually" vague and mystifjnng. But what 
else can be expected. Everytime the Knights 
have a meeting they provide some sort of enter- 



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tainment afterward to which the whole student 
body is welcome. There have been musical pro- 
grams, smokes, a magician, lectures, fights and 
what not, and the members knowingly hint that 
the best is yet to come. It is Grand Knight Mc- 
Geehan's ambition to have every Villanova stu- 
dent, and graduate, a Knight of Columbus. A 
first degree will soon be exemplifiel here, and 
it looks as if his wish is being granted judging 
from the number of applications that are com- 
ing in. James Purcell, Pre-Med. and Chief 
Recreator is in charge of applications for mem- 
bership, so if you have been accidentally over- 
looked see him about it. 



JOURNALISM 

The course in Journalism of the Business Ad- 
ministration in charge of Father Hyson will, in 
a few years, be one of the most popular courses 
at Villanova. The School of Business Admin- 
istration is making rapid progress. Although 
it is but in its infancy, its progress is due to the 
popular demand of the day for education along 
commercial lines. , 

Journalism, within the last twenty-five years 
has become recognized as a profession, and Villa- 
nova will be a leading place for training in that 
profession as it is in the others. 



PHI KAPPA PI 

The Phi Kappa Pi held its November meet- 
ing on the thirteenth. Much enthusiasm was 
shown over the program of activities proposed 
for the coming winter. Several of these on en- 
gineering topics were suggested for development 
by the various members. The Phi Kappa Pi 
medal has always been a keenly contested one. 

President Jim Kennedy is planning a theatre 
party (immediately after the Christmas Holidays. 
Several men high in the engineering profession 
have volunteered to come and lecture to us, af- 
fording us that contact between the man out- 
side and the student, that is so essential. Iniitia- 
tion of new men will take place after the Mid 
Years, and a record class of candidates is expect- 
ed. 



LAWRENCE CLUB 

Tlie Villanova Club of Lawrence is making 
final preparation for its big dance during Christ- 
mas week. In the past, these aifairs have been 
wonderfully successful, and we are quite sure 
Lawrence is all aglow with expectation. The 
twenty-eighth will be Villanova night in Law- 



rence, and all who can should make the pilgrimage 
thither. Poplaski and Jack Hagan are on the 
program for an exhibition dance. 

In the new election of officers, the following 
meii were chosen: 

President, Joseph McCarthy; Vice President, 
Joseph Ford; Secretary, Francis Duggan; Treas- 
urer, Walter Reardon. 

The men appointed to serve on the Dance 
Committee are: William Cronin, Walter Rear- 
don, Joseph Hagan, William Ford, Joe Ford, and 
Phillip Holland. 



The R. C. H. S. Club of V,illanova College 
and that of the University of Pennsylvania com- 
bined, are giving their annual Holiday dance 
on December the thirtieth at the Rittenhouse 
Hotel in Philadelphia. :':': ■''■:^:'ry:.,:-y':'::\':::'./-}i[,. 



Dean Humphrey represented Villanova at the 
fnaugration of President Thomas at Penn State 
on October the fourteenth. We are all. very hap- 
py over this occasion, but — he left quizzes. 



ANTHRACITE 

The Anthracite Region Society of Villanova 
held a meeting on Wednesday, November the 
second, for the purpose of electing officers. 

President, Michael Courtney; Vice President, 
Michael Dobosh; Sec. and Treas., Charles 
Laughlin; Spiritual Adviser, Mr. Quinn, O. S. 

A.;-,,^L-:y; ■;:;/;- ;^;:■'^:-;'■V;- ;■■■■■,■: ::■■-.■■:;-:;■ .■\-,:. , 

Mr. Courtney, in his inaugration speech thank- 
ed the fellows and promised to do his utmost to 
deserve their confidence in him. 



THE LURE OF THE NORTH 

On Wednesday evening, November the 16th, 
Mr. Armstrong of the Bureau of International 
Education, delivered an illustrated lecture in the 
College Auditorium. Mr. Armstrong spoke with 
an intimate knowledge of the subject gained by 
a life spent in Alaska and Canada, in the 
capacities of tojurists, guide, pathfinder, trapper, 
sportsman and gold-digger. He brought with 
liim a collection of slides and films that were 
trken under the severest conditions, and in the 
most perilous places where only an enthusiast 
would venture. His talk was exceedingly in- 
teresting, and considering that h,is topic is a pure- 
ly descriptive one, his 'ability to entertain the 
crowd is indicative of a high degree of skill 
rarely met. .•..■:■■;■•:.;;,■■: 



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MANY of the Alumni were present at the An- 
nual Foot-ball Banquet which was lield in 
the Dining Hall on Monday, December 
19. The members of tlie Alumni manifested their 
great interest in the Varsity by presenting the 
Letter men with Gold Footballs and V sweaters. 
The substitutes, who were justly lauded for their 
fidelity, were rewarded witli silver footballs. This 
v/as the first time in the history of Villanova 
Athletics that the Alumni liave so generously re- 
warded the team. While credit is due to the in- 
dividual members for their interest we feel bound 
to express in a very special manner our appreci- 
ation of the unselfish efforts of Mr. Edward 
Dougherty of the Class of '12 in obtaining the 
necessary funds. 

The following members were present to re- 
present the Alumni Association: The President 
of Villanova, Father Driscoll, the Director of 
Villanova College Athletics, Charles A. McGee- 
han. The President of the Alumni Association, 
Mr. Stanley Smith. Edward Dougherty, the 
Secretary, Martin McLaughlin, Jas. O'Brien, 
Father Hickey. Allie Miller to whom all credit 
must be given for a very successful season. 

The following answered toasts : Rev. Father 
F. Driscoll, Chas. A. McGeehan, Allie Miller, 
Hon. J. Stanley Smith, Edward Dougherty, 
Joseph McCarthy, Captain ; Wm. Cronin, the 
newly elected Captain. The V the highest hon- 
or Villanova grants to her loyal son for Athletic 
prowess was conferred upon tlie following: Capt. 
Jos. McCarthy, Elmer Hertzler, Edward Mc- 
Gardy, Harold Blanchfield, Anthony R. Lynch, 
Francis C. Pickett, Harry Krieg, Barnard Crat- 
ty, Paul McNamara, Martin McDonald, Wm. 
P. Cronin, Chas. McClernan, Herman O'Brien. 
Mgr. Anthony Lynch. The substitutes reward- 



ed were: John Dora, Wm. Foley, John Connolly, 
John Sayres, Chas. Winn, Joseph Greeley, Wm. 
Maher, Jas. Sirdevan, Percy Bachman, A. Stone, 
Paul Longua, Francis Yungfleiscli. 

The College Orchestra entertained the com- 
pany during the banquet. All were profuse with 
thanks to Allie Miller, the coiach and the efforts 
of the fighting team. Wm. Cronin promised that 
as next year's Captain he would lead his team on 
to a victorious season and would pledge the un- 
flinching loyalty of his team-mates. 



THERE is always quite a big talk concerning 
one thing which a young man experiences 
in college and tliat is just what it means 
to have "the college spirit" not only in regard to 
all forms of athletics in which his college partici- 
pates, but also SPIRIT which governs his atti- 
tude toward his superiors, fellow students, and 
studies, besides the desire to "boost" liis school 
whenever opportunity affords or occasion permits. 
All the above, we do not liesitate to say, every 
young man who has gone through college, experi- 
ences. 

When graduation day is at hand, and the 
degree for which he has studied has been con- 
ferred on him, his whole mind and soul, his every 
heart tlirob beat for his Alma Mater. Until 
at least five years after graduation he cherishes 
the fond memories of his college days with which 
are associated his old chums and pals, his athletic 
career and many other similar instances. But 
when he gains success, or, at least, has reached 
the point where success is guaranteed liim, in the 
majority of cases, his old Alma Mater is forgotten. 
His interest in his "old school" is practically 
dead.:-, -r --.r---. - r-A 



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SHOULD SPIRIT £ND WITH GRADUA- 
TION? No! Ratlier, it should grow into great 
pride for his Alma Mater. It is then that he 
should take an interest in the affairs of "his 
college" more so than he has ever done before. 
I have heard a man who, seemingly middle- 
aged, was speaking to our president. He told 
the president that he wislied to congratulate him 
on the wonderful success wliicli tlie football team 
had made that particular season. He had been 
following every game. If he couldn't manage to be 
present himself at the games he was impatient 
till he received the final returns of the game in 
order to see liow his Alma Mater's team was pro- 
gressing. And, to say the least, this is only one 
way in which this particular gentleman mani- 
fested "his spirit" which he retained and kept 
ever living, even tliough it was some fifteen years 
since he received his A.B. from VILLANOVA. 
Another instance of the manifestation of "college 
spirit" among the "grads" is the case with some 
very successful men of whom I know. They have 
sons, and their sons are studying at Villanova 
today. 

A striking instance is that which appeared 
several months ago when Mr. Curran, of Mass- 
achusetts, retained his "college spirit" even till 
the end. It became manifest wlien he endowed 
his Alma Mater with a modern chemical labora- 
tory. That laboratory is known by the name, 
"The Curran Laboratory of Cliemistry." 

We did not have to search for these instances. 
Had we searched, much better instances of the 
manifestations of "college spirit" among the 
alumni could be presented. 

If every alumnus would consider just how much 
"spirit" for their Alma INIater is still extant and 
take every act, thought and deed into considera- 



tion, I am sure it would mean a much greater 
Alma Mater for themselves and otliers. 



THE Editor of the Alumni Notes takes the op- 
portunity at this time to appeal to each and 
every member of the alumni for material. 
Perhaps many have forgotten the aim of our col- 
lege publication, which has for its object the 
strengthening of the bonds of good fellowship 
among the members of our Alumni. No other 
means thus far, has been conceived to bring about 
a closer union among those who have left our 
midst tlian through the medium of our magazine. 

You should consider the magazine as your 
property as well as that of the student body. 
Unless you have lost all sense of loyalty to your 
Alma Mater, you should be ardent workers in its 
behalf. At no time has the Villanovan needed 
so much the support of tlie graduates, as at the 
present time. It is the duty which you owe your 
college. 

The spirit of devotion should be shown in a 
two-fold manner. First, the magazine cannot con- 
tinue on good wishes alonie. Materials for print- 
ing and other expenses incurred for the publi- 
cation of the Villanovan make it impossible for 
it to become a better magazine, on the present 
basis. You may aid us greatly by sending in 
your subscription. The second duty, no less im- 
portant, is that of keeping us informed as to the 
whereabouts of your classmates. Do you love 
old Villanova.'' Have you forgotten her care for 
you } Answer by being generous in those things 
which you love. Let us hear from you in some 
article wliicli you think will be interesting to 
your brother Alumnus. 

DO IT TODAY! 



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• ^rc«,„. 



HROUGH the accident of the non-arrival 
in time for our present purpose, of a suf- 
ficient number of other College Magazines 
wliicli we consider worthy of detailed criticism, 
we find tliis month thsit the three publications 
we have chosen for that purpose, are all tlie out- 
put of Jesuit institutions. We may therefore 
avail ourselves of the opportunity thus present- 
ed to compare the literary endeavors coming 
from tliree of the leading Jesuit schools of the 
East — Spring Hill, Boston, and Georgetown Col- 
leges. ' . '" ■ 

The quarterly magazine of the Southern in- 
stitution which bears the hardly euphonic name, 
"Tlie Springhillian" certainly represents much 
well directed effort. While it does not devote 
as much space as we sliould think desirable to 
pure literature as such, it rather makes up for it 
,ii) a fasliion by the quantity and qualitj' of its 
other departments. Alt'iough its table of con- 
tents is indeed very comprehensive and diver- 
sified, scarcely one-third of the headings con- 
tained therein stand for actual literary attemps — 
the rest of the number being given over 
t(i a very well-written chronicle of school ac- 
tivities. The poetry, while possessing a certain 
amount of interest and some merit, is not by 
any means up to tlie standard of thoss found in 
the other two publications, — so tliit our criti- 
cism of tlie Springliillian is that the purely 'it- 
erary contribufons should be improved, botli 
witli regard to quanfty and quality. 

From tlie "Hub of tile Uriverse" comes the 
well made-up Boston College Stylus, which is 
superior, we think, to the Springhlillian, In 
contrast to the Soutliern Jesuit publication, it 



is in the field of literary output that the Stylus 
may be said to shine. One cannot deny that the- 
four papers, the story and the ten poems con- 
tained in the October number, would in the 
main do credit to any College Monthly. We 
may be permitted to mention especially the very 
thoughtful article on "Catholicism," on "English 
Literature," and tlie scholarly resume of the prin- 
cipal arguments on both sides of the much-moot- 
ed Shakespeare question entitled, "Did Francis 
Bacon write Shake pe are.''" The former paper 
establishes the thesis that j 11 the fundamental 
ideas and theories which underlie human thought 
cind therefore — liter;;tare — which are attributable 
t(» the work of tlie ancient Church of Cliristsn- 
dom may be said to constitute the real influence 
of the Catliolic Church on English Literature. 
The author adverts more to these primary con- 
cepts and teacliingj of the Church that may be 
said to have formed the English mind on these 
elementary subjects — rather than to the pres- 
ence of scattered "Catholic passages" in the work 
of English literary masters. The Shakespearian 
question also receives more or less adequate treat- 
ment in tlie second paper in which the writer 
merely sums up the strongest arguments on each 
side of tliis great discussion, without committing 
himself to either. Of the poetry in this number 
we like especially "The Fall of Leaves" and the 
"Golden Rod." We tliink the idea of an "Apud 
Poetas" Department an admirable one, as en- 
tirely in accordance with the literary tone which 
we consider desirable in a College Magazine. 
Our cliief criticism of the Stylus is that it lias, if 
any thing, overdeveloped the literary side of its 
contents at the expense of tlie human interest 



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side of College life. We should like to see, for 
instance, a section which would give expression 
to the wit and humor, which surely character- 
ize to a certain extent the outlook of the Boston 
collegians on life. The ideal College Magazine, 
its seems to us, should find room, ever in its "lit- 
erary magazine" for some space devoted to the 
lighter side of life as well as to the purely in- 
tellectual. 

The Georgetown College Journal, which, like 
the Stylus, is also a monthly, seems t osuffer from 
the same defect. The November number is 
strong in poetry and stories, besides containing 
one well-written article. Two of the poems, 
"Somets D'Antomne" contain, real poetic merit 
botli in thought and in treatment. These to- 
gether with "The Secret," by one of the Alumni, 



we consider the best poems to be found in any 
of the three magazines at hand. The article on 
"Pioneers of Education in Maryland" draws at- 
tention to a phase of colonial life, which is com- 
monly overlooked, — namely the condition and 
hardships which confronted the founders of our 
nation along educational lines. The stories in 
Ihe November number are also well-wr'itten. 
However, it seems to us that the Journal would 
be greatly improved by the Infusion into its 
pages of more human interest, so that besides 
providing its readers with the requisite amount 
of literary provender it would also serve in later 
years as a pleasant and lively reminder of their 
college days which are, after all, the liappiest 
ones in the life of a young man blessed with the 
invaluable boon of a College Education. 




e.r.M. 



Villanova, 4 J ; Lebanon Valley, 7 
Nearly twelve hundred fans watched the Villa- 
nova football machine ride, rough sliod, over the 
liighly touted team of huskies, representing the 
T.cbanon Valley College, at tlie Great Stockade, 
Norristown, October 29th, stopping wlien they 
liad accumulated 41 and Lebanon Valley 7. 

VillanoVa's cheering sectjion, three hundred 
strong, aided by the Liberty Band of Norristown, 
gave the snappy touch of college life to what was 
otherwise a mediocre game. At no time during 
tlie game did the Annville collegians offer any 
resistance to the ripping, dashing, tearing on- 
slaughts of Miller's proteges. On defense and 
offense, collectively and individually, the Villa- 
novans toyed with there adversaries; and after 
grabbing off 28 points in the second period, let 
up with the fierce attacks and gave their op- 
ponents a welcome rest. 

In tlie last period an entirely new team faced 



Lebanon Valley. One by one Coach Miller 
yanked the first string men from the game. How- 
ever, the reserve men played equally as well as 
their predecessors. The defense put up by the 
reserve men was impervious. 

"Mickey" Blanchfield played the stellar role 
for Villanova, ably assisted by acting Captain 
Ed. McGrady, Cronin and "Mickey" O'Brien. 
For tliree periods this quartette completely baffled 
the Lebanon Valleyitcs with their varied attacks. 

Dr. James I. Farrell of Norristown promoted 
the game in a manner deserving of special com- 
mendation. The game was under way promptly 
at the scheduled time, and every facility provided 
that would add to the comfort of the college stu- 
dents and teams. TllE Vl LLANO VAN takes this 
means of voicing the sentiments of the entire 
student body ,of Villanova College in extending 
to Dr. Farrell our sincere thanks for the truly 
admirable manner in which the game was Con- 



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ducted. We cannot be too warm in our grateful 
appreciation of Dr. Farrell's masterly effort. 
'The line-up : 



Villanova 




Lebianon Valley 


Lynch 


left end 


Smith 


v ;: Cratty 


left tackle 


Behman 


Pickett 


left guard 


Kake 


McClernon 


center 


Beck 


v/ ■ McNamara 


right guard 


Lansed 


: Krieg 


right tackle 


Whistle 


; Hertzler 


right end 


Wuesinski : 


' ; .; Cronin 


quarterback 


Homan 


:■',- Blanchfield 


left half back 


Krause 


O'Brien 


right half back 


Wolfe r 


: / McGrady 


ful back 


Danker 



Touchdowns — Wuesinski, Blanchfield, 3; O'Brien, Mc- 
Grady, Cronin. Goals from touchdowns — Kraig, 5; 
Danker. Substitutes — ^Lebanon Valley: Metoxin for 
Danker, Cohen for Homan, Krause for Lanser, Benker 
for Metoxin; Villanova; Conley for Cronin, Wynn for 
O'Brien, McDonald for McGrady, Greely for Cratty, 
Loungway for Hertzler, Doran for Blanchfield, McCarthy 
for McClernon, Stein for Kraig, Shea for McNamara, 
Soyros for Lynch. Referee — R. E. Kinney, Trinity 
College. Umpire — L. T. Scott, Penn. I^inesman — Harold 
Zimmerman. Time of periods — 15 minutes. 



Army, 49; Villanova, 

Villanova journeyed to West Point Saturday, 
November 12, and suffered the only defeat of the 
year at the hands of the future Pershings, losing 
by the one-sided score of 49-0. 

Villanova only showed flashes of strength. Once 
they advanced to Army's seven yard line. It came 
in the second quarter when a penalty and two 
well executed air line plays, Finn to Lynch, took 
the ball deep into Army territory, but they were 
unable to follow up this advantage. Army taking 
the ball on downs. Gilmore, Smythe and Rich- 
ards starred for the Army. The soldiers ^displayed 
an improved aerial game, and the running of 
Gilmore and Richards was higli class. 

Lynch, Hertzler, Cratty and Finn did the best 
work for Villanova. There were frequent pen- 
alties and much wrangling, marring the game. 

The line-up: 



Army 


Villanova 


Meyers eft end 


Lyncli 


Bryan left tackle 


Cratty 


Garbison left guard 


McNamara 


Greene center 


McClernon 


Stewart right guard 


Pickett 


Pitzer right tackle 


Krieg 


Storck right end 


Hertzler 


Johnson . quarterback 


Cronin 


Richards left half back 


Blanchfield 


Warren rigiit half back 


McDonald 


Wood full back i 


Finn 


Score by periods — 




Army 7 


14. 7 21 49 


Villanova ....,......;.•■ -0 


0—0 


Army scoring: Touchdowns— Richards, 3; Gi 



(siubs for Wood,) 3; Glasggow (subs for Myers.) Goals 
from touchdown — Garbison, 2; Wood, Whitson (subs for 
Warren,) 4. Referee — Kirberger, Washington and Jeffer- 
son. Umpire — Hahn, Harvard. Field judge — Murphy, 
University of Pennsylvania. linesman — N'on Kresburg, 
Harvard. Time of periods — 2 of 15 minutes and 2 of 
8 minutes. 



Villanova, J3; Gettysburg, JO 

In a cold, bitting wind, Villanova defeated 
Gettysburg, Saturday, November 5, at York, Pa., 
before a crowd of 2500. The score was 13-10. 
Gettysburg was the first to score. Mordan fell 
back and kicked a goal from placement in tlie 
first quarter. 

However this only made Villanova work more 
determinedly and Gettysburg was held scoreless 
until the final period, with only five minutes to 
play, McDowell was rushed in the Gettysburg 
line-up. On the next play he plunged througli 
center for Gettysburg's only touchdofwn. Gilli- 
land kicked the goal. 

Villanova scored its first touchdown in the 
second quarter when Finn circled the Gettysburg 
right end for forty yeards and score a touchdown 
on a fake kick formation. Krieg missed the goal. 

Villanova secured its second touchdown in the 
third period on another fake play. Finn on 
Gettysburg's three yard line getting through 
right tackle. Krieg kicked the goal. 

Cronin, Lynch, Finn and Blanchfield starred 
for Villanova, playing a stellar game, both offen- 
sive and defensive. The line-up: 



Gettysburg 




Villanova 


Krieser 


left end 


Hertzler 


Briggs 


left tackle 


Clancy 


Gengrich 


left guard 


Cratty 


Gilliland 


center 


McClernon 


Weiser 


right guard 


McNamara 


Doran 


right tackle 


Krieg 


Emanuel 


riglit end 


Lynch 


Davis 


quarterback 


Cronin 


Mordan 


right half back 


Blanchfield 


Wien 


left half back 


Finn 


Brenneman 


full back 


McGrady 


Gettysburg . 


3 


7 10 


Villanova . . 





6 7 0—13 



Touchdowns— Finn, 2; McDowell, 1. Goals from touch- 
downs— Gilliland, 1; Kreig. Missed goal from touch- 
down— Krieg. Gaal from placement— Mordan. Substi- 
tutes—Gettysburg: Fuhrman for Weiser, Britch for 
Mordan, McDowell for Brenneman; Villanova^— Mc- 
Donald for McGrady, McGrady for McClernon, Cratty 
for Pickett. Referee— Shaw, Ohio Western. Umpire- 
Saul, Otterbein. Head linesman— Houch, Ursinus. Time 
of qiuirters — 15 minutes. 



Villanova,©; Ganisius, 
Battling in a sea of mud and in a steady down- 
pour of rain, Villanova and Canisius College foot 
ball teams played a scoreless tie at Buffalo, Satur- 



28 



THE VILLANOVAN 



day, November 19th. The game was one of the 
most bitterly foiught contest ever witnessed in the 
liison City. It ended in darkness with eacli 
team trying desperately to score. After tlie first 
few plays the sea-diogs were indistinguishable. 
The mud was ankle deep and fumbles were num- 
erous throughout the game. 

Villanova won tlie toss for goal, and play. 
Trainer, of Canisius kicked to McGrady, who 
advanced the ball ten yards. After this play the 
game went into a kicking duel. Line plunging 
was almost impossible, the backs failing to get 
a semblance of a start in the grimy deep. 

Villanova threatened to score in the third 
period wlien McGrady made several successful 
line plunges and caught a forward pass, carrying 
the ball to the one yard line. However, Canisius 
lield and secured the ball on downs. The game 
tlien went into the middle of the field, where it 
remained until the last whistle was blown, neither 
side making any advances. 

Tlie line-up: ■, 



Cajiisius 
Hayes 
Nolan 
Lvnch 
McNally 
Jordan 
McGrail 
Ticrney 
'I'rainer 
A. Lynch 
O'Connell 
Hcndrk'k 



left end 
left tackle 
left guard 

center 

right guard 

rigiit tackle 

riglit end 

quarterback 

left half back 



Villanova 

Lynch 

C ratty 

McNaniara 

McClernon 

\ Beckin 

Krieg 

Hertzler 

Finn 

McDonald 



right half back IManch field 
full back McGrady 



Substitutes: Canisius — Burd for O'Connor, Maynard 
f;)r Hendricks, Finnegan for Hayes; Villanova — Dora 
for McDonald, O'Brien for Blanchheld. Time of periods, 
15 minutes. Referee — Josej)!! Murphy, Dartnioutii. Uni- 
])ire — Weed, Lockpjrt. Head linesman — McDermott, 
Michigan. ■ 



Villanova, 7; Mt. St. Mary, 

Staging a grand finale to one of the most suc- 
cessful seasons in gridiron liistory at Villanova, 
the varsity crushed the husky moutaineers repre- 
senting Mt. St. Mary's College, at Villanova on 
Thanksgiving Day. 

Altliough battling in soggy and uncertain 
ground, "Mickey" O'Brien managed to evade the 
the mountaineers, pulling oft' a sensational run of 
sixty yards for a touchdown in the opening 
minutes of play. 

Villanova won tlie toss and elected to receive 
tlie kick oft". Barrett booted to Cronin, who was 
downed on Villanova's twenty-five yard line. 
In two plays O'Brien and McGrady carried tlie 
ball to the Main Liner's forty yard line. On the 



next play O'Brien, aided by splendid interference, 
shot through right tackle to the goal line. 

After this the game settled into straight foot 
ball with neither team gaining any advantage. 
Fumbles were numerous and frequent, due to the 
slimy condition of the ball. The line-up: 



Villanova 
Lynch 

Cratty ■;- 
McNamara 
McCarthy 
Pickett V 
Krieg 
Hertzler 
Cronin 
O'Brien 
Sirdevan 



St. Mary's 

left end H. Brown 

left tackle I^ohmond 

eft guard Marey 

center Cabell 

right guard Desmond 

right tackle Chapman 

right end J. Desmond 

quarterback Brown 

left half back Kelleher 

right half back Murphy 

full back Barrett 



McGrady 

Touchdown — O'Brien. Goal from touchdown — Krieg. 
Referee — Kinney, Trinity. Umpire — Hunt, Mercersburg. 
Head linesman — McNulty, Penn. Time of quarters — 15 
minutes. 



Now that the last whistle has blown and the 
V^illanova football team togs are put aside ; it 
is a pleasure to turn over the leaves of our scrap 
book and intermingling the facts therein with our 
own experiences, congratulate a sturdy, fighting 
squad. 

September IStli, 1921, found the veterans of 
'20 on the campus with a few new recruits and a 
new commander. Quickly they responded to 
Allie Miller's instructions. With pleasure and a 
feeling of satisfaction for the labors of our coach, 
we watched our team day by day swing more 
perfectly and with a steady pace into an efficient 
machine. Scores and newspaper stories never tell 
the history of a team; pure mathematics without 
the surrounding circumstances often leave false 
impressions. 

Before about 3000 spectators and a large gath- 
ering of enthusiastic college rooters, Villanova 
staged the first game at Ursinus. The score was 
6-0. - 

The boys of the Blue and White started their 
winning streak at that moment. The following 
week P. M. C. bowed to the score of 19-7. 

At Fordham, the University lost to our boys 
b}'^ the score oif 19 to 11. The Senators, from 
Catholic U., put up an inferior brand of football 
and were saved from an overwhelming defeat 
only by the after effects of the Fordham game. 
They were defeated 6-0. 

The first home game was played at Norristown 
against Lebanon Valley. With the entire student 
body cheering them on to victory, and the strains 
of the college band reminding them of the love 
of the Blue and White, tlie Villanova eleven gave 



T H E V I LLAN OV AN 



29 



the much praised Lebanon team the worst beating 
of the season, overcoming them by the score of 
41 to 7. Gettysburg, a strong, hard team, fell 
victim to the consistent work of Villanova and 
lost 13 to 10. 

Then in a driving rain and against a team much 
larger and stronger, Villanova lost to West Point. 
Oliphant, former star full back of the Army, 
who witnessed the game, is quoted as saying that 
in a dry field Villanova would have held the 
Army to a low score. Those who stood and 
watched them at West Point, alone can under- 
stand the defeat. They alone can stretch out their 
hand to the Villanova boys and say, "Under such 
unfavorable conditions and under such monstrous 
odds, you fought well." 

The following Saturday and on Thanksgiving, 
the elements conspired against football, and on 
each occasion we played on a field while a driv- 
ing rain made good foot ball impossible, Canisius 
tied us. Mt. St. Mary's was defeated 7-0. 

The casual observer never will be able to under- 
stand the progress of Villanova's team. Tlie 
labors of the coach and tlie men, the consistent 
attention to detail, the painstaking efforts for 
better teamwork, the individual sacrifices of the 
gridiron warriors, are things hidden, and will 
acknowledge that the season was a success. But 
those who know the intimate liistory of our squad 
will concede, that it was in every sense a glorious 
triumph. , ■■■'.;'■.;■ \'- 

The years to come will better tell the story, 
but today we bow our heads and congratulate 
tliose boys, for boys tliey are, who fought so 
valiantly against odds so great. We congratulate 
nur coach, who accomplislied more than we justly 
could have asked. 



Villanova were tlie opponents. The schedule in- 
cludes two games with the University of Penn. 
Mike Saxe, coach of last year's five, a former 
Penn star, has again resumed his duties He 
has the candidates practicing regularly and with 
last year's five intact and many new candidates 
for every position, it is certain that this season 
will be even more successful than the season 

past/',';. J ■■■„;.■;■■ ■■;„" ;■;■.'';-■.■,■.■"■■■'■'■; ■•'.:■,' 

Earl Grey and Syd Sweeney, forwards on the 
team last season, are showing considerable speed 
and new men will have a hard fight to displace 
them. Lynch and Kennedy appear to be the best 
of the new candidates for these positions. 

Capt. Frank Pickett, last year's tap off man, 
is a candidate for a guard position. Krieg seems 
to be the logical choice for tlie tap oft" position 
on the five this year. 

Charjie Laugh^in and iJack /Hyam, veteran, 
guards, are opposed by Conway, Jones and Foley. 
It will be a hard fight to displace either Laughlin 
or Ryan. Both men are fast and thoroughly 
understand the game. 

From the host of candidates, a regular varsity 
and a junior varsity will be picked. 

Graduate Manager, McGeehan, with Manager 
Howard Thornbury has arranged the following- 
schedule. >. .r. .■ \ ,:.■:.:;..■'. Vr:^. :^, :--r[r-:-..: y ::,.r- 



BASKETBALL 

Villanova's second basketball season officially 
opened on December 16. Hahnemann College at 



Dec. 16. 
Dec. 20. 
Jan. 6. 
Jan. 7. 
Jan. 11. 
Jan. 14. 
Jan. 18. 
Jan. 19. 
Jan. 31. 
Feb. 1. 
Feb. 3. 
Feb. 4. 
Feb. 11. 
Feb. 22. 
Feb. 24. 
Mar. 4. 



Hahnemann College — MUanova, Pa. 

Catholic University — Villanova, Pa. 

Lebanon Valley College — Lebanon, Pa. 

University of Penn — Philadelphia, Pa. 

U. of P. Junior A'arsity — Villanova, Pa. 

Temple University — ^"illanova, Pa. 

Catholic Universit.v— Washington, D. C 

Georgetown — Washington, D. C. ^ 

Cannisus College — Villanova, Pa. 

Ursinus College — Collegeville, Pa. 

St. John's Connnercial College— Paterson, N.J. 

Army— West Point, N. Y. 

Temple University— Philadel])hia, Pa. 

Ursinus College — Villanova, Pa. 

Lebanon College— Villanova, Pa. 

St. Joseph's College— Philadelpliia, Pa. 



30 



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PLINTBB 





THE CRAMMER 

ThttJ the placid stillness of midnight V 

Desperately burning the oil 
Sits a beardless yo«th, bleary of sight, — 

A picture of desperate toil. 

Gone is a term of indolence^ 

Succeeded by vain regrets: 
Too many nights in old Bryn Mawr, 

Too many cigarettes* 

Page after page he keeps turning, 

Hurriedly scribbling notes; 
Seized with a sudden desire for learning, 

Difficult passages quotes* 

From labor so strenuous, dreary. 
He curls in the middle and wilts. 

Grunts out a sigh like a soul that is weary. 
And hurls himself under the quilts* 

— ^Andrew B* McGinnis. 



Francis Carroll — "Say, Al I must be a good 
basket-ball player," 
' Kenny— "Why ?" ■ ^■' 

Francis Carroll — "Didn't you see that referee 
patting me on the back all last night?"; 



THE TASK 

My ^^Prof** bade me a poem write, — 

Gambit it must be^ 
So I sit up the livelong night — 

My efforts here you see* 

To write a poem is quite hard — 

At least I find it so ; 
For I am not a gifted bard 

To whom words fast do flow. 

Ah me! Oh my! here comes a thought- 
One topic fine I know: 

Mon amie chere has wondrous hair, 
Her eyes with love-light glow! 

But why should I more of her write. 

Though there is more to say; 
Were I to tell you all I might, 

^Twould keep me till Doomsday. 

My **Ptoi** hade me a poem write — 

Gambit it must be; 
So I sit up the livelong night — ■ 

My efforts here you see. 

— Loren2x> Bonanno. 



Prof. — "Fools ask more questions than a wise Chemistry Prof. — "Who made the first Ni- 

man can answer."'- ■■■■■.'..■"■■' ■''■■ ■-■.^.■\ ■^:■^-^■> V-- ■■:.-.>■, ';f tride?", ;■;. 

Arthur — Yeh, that's why I flunked." ; : Dempsey — "Paul Revere." 



THE V I LLAN V AN 



31 



Philosophy Prof. — "If you have that in your 
mind, you have it in a nut-shell." 



Prof, (angrily) — "You're the biggest fool 
here." 

Arthur Malone — "Please don't forget your- 



Love — "A little sighing, a little crying, and self, sir." 
lots of lying." 



Phin — "Yes, Willie, tliat pearl I gave Mary 



Her Fatlier — "I don't mind paying tlie electric came from an oyster. 



light bill. Beef, but please leave the morning 
paper." 



Willie — "Gee, Sis said, she got it from a lob- 
ster." 



CHICKEN 
(Not a Hen) 



A HUE and cry filled Market street. Swelling 
in volume it reached City Hall and reverb- 
erated in the numerous side streets, "Stop 
that chicken!" "Grab that bird!" No, it wasn't 
a human pharmacy redolent with the latest bar- 
gains, it was only a poor honest-to-goodness 
fricassee escaped from the ambitious molars of 
George Abraliam Washington. ■ : ■ 

Yes, you've guessed it, George Abraham is 
a chocolate blonde. 'Mistah' Washington with 
his number fifteen's blocking the traffic and his 
'Charlie Chaplin derby' reposing jauntly on the 
'Safety First' sign dove blindly into one of Mr. 
Ford's tobacco tins .in a vain effort to catch that 
pesky bird. The occupant of Henry's special, 
hastily jumped out and with anxious eyes exam- 
ined his agonized toy to see if the motor was 
reposing in its accustomed place. Ah! it was a 
glorious time. 

But the adventurous chicken was squares away 
careening from one side of the street to the other. 



Traffic was at a standstill. Motormen, policemen, 
newsboys, staid business men and last but not 
least, goggle eyed George hotly gave chase. By 
this time the screaming bird had so few feathers 
left that many a chorus girl watching the spec- 
tacle blushed with envy. Old biddie was now 
ready for the soup. No feathers to be picked. 
That operation had been performed by willing 
hands long ago. Everybody in lower Philadel- 
phia was striving for the prize. One young flap- 
per so far forgot herself as to throw her lip-stick 
with vicious intensity at biddie's tro|ubled head. 

At last the twelfth street subway entrance loom- 
ed up, like the open door of a prize hen coop, 
and biddie without bothering to knock entered 
with agitated wings like any lawful flapper. , 

Enter Mr. Pete Difly. Pete glimpsing the 
prize stretched out a grasping paw and crying 
"to the pot" tucked the unoffending bird undei 
l)is coat and boarded the incoming train. 

— E. J. R. 



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Roentgen had covered a vacuum tube, called a Hittorf or 
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About four yards away was a piece of cardboard coated with a 
fluorescent compound. He turned on the current in the tube. 
The cardboard glowed brightly. 



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**I didn't think, I investigated," said Roentgen. He wanted 
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Thousands of lives are saved by surgeons who use the X-rays. 

Later on, one of the scientists in the Research Laboratory of 
the General Electric Company became interested in a certain 
phenomenon sometimes observed in incandescent lamps. Others 
had observed it, but he, like Roentgen, investigated. The 
result was the discovery of new laws governing electrical 
conduction in high vacuum. 

Another scientist In the same laboratory saw that on the 
basis of those new laws he could build a new tube for producing 
X-rays more effectively. This was the Coolidge X-ray tube 
which marked the greatest advance in the X-ray art since 
the original discovery by Roentgen. 

Thus, scientific investigation of a strange phenomenon led 
to the discovery of a new art, and scientific investigation of 
another strange phenomenon led to the greatest improvement 
in that art. 

It is for such reasons that the Research Laboratories of the 
General Electric Company are continually investigating, 
continually exploring the unknown. It is new knowledge that 
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To see ahead a time when all her worth 
Becomes exalted, placed beyond the scope 
Of hands that wo«Id destroy that age-old hearth- 
Implant in man indifference of his birth. 
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In stress of conflict pressed on every side, 
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From right to wrong. Our human pride 
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Euakin H^arttcna 



A MONG the English essayists of the latter 
half of the nineteenth century, John Ruskin 
held a high rank. His works embraced a variety 
of subjects, or it may be more properly said that 
his dominant idea manifested itself in diverse 
guises. As we read "Sesame and Lilies," we 
must, undoubtedly, class him as a great moral 
writer and an educational critic of vivid, yet not 
unsound, principles. 

In Ruskin as a moralist we have the distinct 
utterances of a man who wrote what he felt. 
And Ruskin felt his morality in everything. He 
was not an author who culled from spiritual 
books an elaborate form of piety and presented 
it to his readers, nor did he labor to convert 
people to any form of faith. What he did do 
was to apply the beautiful light of truth, good- 
ness and wisdom to everything he saw. There 
was something beautiful and true in nature and 
art, in life and society. It was not an ideal to 
be striven after, and never reached, but a reality 
and a necessity for true moral and intellectual 
culture. He placed the "eternal fitness of things" 
before the eyes of men, that they might, there- 
by, think more justly and act more honestly. 
The ethical truths which Ruskin uses may sur- 
prise us by their commonness. There is nothing 
abstruse about them ; a little reflection would re- 
veal them in anyone. Yet when he applies these 
principles to actions and things, how beneficial 
he becomes ! 

"Remember," he says, "that every day of 
your early life is ordaining irrevocably, for good 
or evil, tlie custom and practice of your soul, — 
ordaining either sacred customs of dear and love- 
1}' recurrence, or trenching deeper and deeper the 
furrows for seed of sorrow. Now, therefore, see 
that no day passes in which you do not make 
yourself a somewhat better creature." We are 
reminded of sometliing we already know. We 
see the truth of it at a glance. We wonder that 
we liave not felt it more. 

Greatly does lie abhor and vigorously does he 
oppose tlie idea tlien, prevalent in England that, 
anytliing to be good must pay. This sordid spirit 
of worldliness and gain, he seems to trace in all 
men's actions. It is this blighting influence that 
fetters men's minds and robs them of the nobler 
things of life. Even the nation is affected with 
it. 



"A great Nation does not mock Heaven by 
its powers by pretending belief in a revelation 
which asserts the love of money to be the root 
of all evil, and declaring at the same time that 
it is actuated, and intends to be actuated, in all 
chief national deeds and measures, by no other 
love." He proves in a forceful manner that, 
England as a nation has despised literature 
science, nature, and composition. 

Ruskins pages reveal much of universal and 
immutable truth, but upon the application of 
these principles to daily life there is a difference 
wliich distinguishes him from other writers of 
the same class. Ruskin nearly always addresses 
the higher class of society. Much of what he 
counsels requires education to appreciate and 
wealth and leisure to put into practice. In this 
particular application he is distinct from Samuel 
Johnson, the moralist of the preceding century. 
Johnson seizes human nature as it exists with its 
virtues and vices, follies and foibles. He writes 
to instruct men. Ruskin takes the finer points 
of morality which aim at a more perfect life in 
the realm of Society. 

Ruskin, as a writer of culture and educational 
refinement is vigorous and impressive. His ex- 
pose of false education, unworthy ideals and 
wrong tliinking are proofs of how a great nation 
may deceive itself. Education was for most 
people "a station in life," as a mere pretense to 
learning. By an analysis of this so-called edu- 
cation, he arrives at the conclusion that "love of 
praise" is the primary motive. 

While he often reveals the sham in things 
tliouglit to be highly proper, his work is not 
all negative. Throughout his pages we find an 
admirable energy, a constant striving for intel- 
lectual betterment. Sometimes we feel tliat Rus- 
kin's fervor carried him too far. His expressions 
are too dogmatic and what he requires is too 
hard to fulfill. Some of liis ideas and their ex- 
pression would be suitable only for an audience 
of learned professors, or people that could give 
tlieir whole energy and time to intellectual cul- 
ture. 

To lend force to his arguments, Ruskin often 
uses physical images and similes. They are not 
over frequent. Tliey are occasionally beautiful. 

His use of etymology is not always happy. In 
a few instances he may be suspected of pedantry. 



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His style is clear, vigorous, and impressive. of words, but glide with an agreeable smootli- 
His sentences are short, but not too sententious, ness. 
They are freighted with an ostentatious display 



THE GOLDEN KEY OF LOVE 

(A Sacred Ode) 

**At\6. one of them asked him, faster, which is the great 
commandment of the law?* 

"Jesws said to him: ^Tho« shalt love the Lord thy God 

Thou shalt love thy neighbor/* 

St, Matthew XXIL 35-40* 

When *neath the s«n of Palestine His friends to be 
In mute and meek politeness gave approach to some 
Who were but wolves and posed as Iambs— the Pharisee, 
*^What is the great latch-key of Heaven?** they heard from one; 
And then the answer **Love!** yet wince at this did he* 

O golden key of love ! 
O gift from God above! 
Which opens Heaven*s gate — 
Which opes its earthy mate« 
See, how it opens cloistered doors I 
The humble cottage ne*er ignores! 
And oft the mill itself we know 
Can have no sesame to show 
Till gentle Love her power bestow* 
Ah! how we like to think that keys as these — 
Strife, Pride, Ambition, Avarice, and Hate — 
Ne*er by their gaudy ornaments can please ! 
With them how shall we e'er unlock that gate? 
The key of Love divine we now must seize — 

Yes, that of Love! — for gentle Love 
A force transcendent soon will prove! 
How oft it looses chains of crime 
And manacles of sin o*er time! 
And oft from bands of Death one*s free 
By this gold key of Liberty! 

And that in earthly place! 

What, then, in Heavenly space? 

O gift from God above! 

O golden key of Love! 

Beneath the darkened sky on Calvary*s mount, above 

The earth with arms out-stretched, a God was raised. And lo ! 

The Angels, clad in festive robes, the bars had clove 

Which closed the gates of heavenly place from man below, 

And as He dies they open wide with key of Love* 

— Charles A* Shine* 



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"WTFIATEVER may be the feelings of national 
pride or the differences of opinion at other 
times of the year, we are forced to admit all the 
world is Irish on the 17th of March. This sen- 
timent has been beautifully expressed by our 
best known Philadelphia poet in the following 
lines: — 

"I/ave tlie yellow gold to the Jews — 

Fur it's little that they lose— 

I/ave the bahince of world power to the Saxon ; 

Tlioiigli tliey scarce could do it worse, 

L'iive them run the universe, 

Tis fur little that they have that we'd be Jixin' 

Sorra wan of ou that cares 

Fur their high and mighty airs, 

Or the robes o" rotal purple an' the linen stiff wid starch, 

Hut there's wan day in the year 

When they mustn't interfiere— 

Shure teh whole world is Irish on the 17th of March." 

"Oh, it's little that we hold ■''S'''S'''-^--''':>^--:-^^ 

Of dominion or of gold 

In the blessed isle that saw us first a nation. 

But we made all lands our own 

As we spread from zone to zone; v ; ;; v ; .. 

So, come all o' ye an' share our jubilation. ^^ 

Oh, the music in the air 

An' the joy that's ivrywhere — 

Shure, the whole blue vault o' heaven is one grand 

triumphal arch, 
An' the earth below is gay ; 

Wid its tender gi-een the'-day, 
Fur the whole world is Irish on the 17th o' March." 

That there is more tlian poetic justification for 
such a statement is evident from a cursory glance 
at the records of every part of the civilized world. 
Archbishop Keane, first Rector of the Catholic 
University at Washington, tells of meeting in 
Rome the Archbisliop of Salonica, a city cap- 
tured by the Balkan Allies from the Turks. To 
his surprise tlie American eccelesiastic found that 
liis Macedonian brother spoke English fluently. 
On being asked whether he had any English in 
his diocese, he replied, "Yes, I have about 3000 
English in my diocese and they are nearly all 
Irish." Be that as it may, there is no doubt but 
tliat Irish names have blazoned the way to truth 
and justice in the most unexpected regions of the 
earth. The Eord alone knows how they got 
there, but the fact remains that there is no part 
of the world where Irishmen have not been the 
representatives of the Christ and the Church 
established by Him. ; / 

All honor, then, to the men who wear to-day 
the little sprig of green. Callous, indeed, must 



be the heart that does not beat in symi)athy with 
tlie spirit that takes us back on this oiir festal 
day to the land of the dark Rosaleen, to the hills 
we trod in childhood, to tlie fields where the 
sliamrock grows, to the banks of the Shannon 
and the Liflfey, to the green mountains from 
whose summit the valleys lie smiling beneath, to 
the rocks and the caves among which our fathers 
braved exile and torture to listen to the word of 
Cjod and to partake of the Breadi of Life. It is 
eminently proper that we should thus set aside 
a day eacli year, not alone to commemorate our 
Patron and our Apostle, but also to keep alive 
in our hearts the fire of patriotism and to en- 
kindle in our souls an undying love for "Tlr 
'ould Sod.'' A day on wliich we recall to mind 
our kith and kin amid the distant Irish valleys, 
across the intervening seas, the old folks and the 
old families and the old friends, who still hold 
the warmest place in the cosiest corner of our 
hearts, to whom our fondest affection still clings 
in all its fulness, around whose memory the tend- 
crest feelings of our lives shall ever twine. 

The life of a people is singularly like that of 
an individual, it has its ups and downs, its ins 
and outs; it is brightened by eras of progress, 
it is darkened by periods of decay. The sun 
shines on from day to day, yet clouds come and 
go and cast their shadow, darkness falls and 
gloom o'erspreads the land. So has it been with 
that beloved country. A heavy mist has long 
enveloped it, blighting all who breathed it and 
blasting everything it touched. Thank God, 
that mist is now disappearing before the light 
and the warmth of the rising sun of justice. 
There has come at last the budding of a second 
spring and the dawning of a better day. And 
what more fitting salu.te to this re-incarnated 
Spirit of Erin than the greeting placed by the 
poet on the lips of the returning exile, "Ireland, 
Ould Ireland, From the bottom of me heart, I 
bid you the top o' the morning." 

God bless, then, the spirit tliat bids us refresh 
our souls to-day in the pure sweetness, the vir- 
gin beauty, the chivalrous heroism of Erin's past. 
In the cheering vigor of these memories may we 
arouse ourselves to even greater efforts than 
usual in behalf of home and kindred. Go back in 
spirit to the days of St. Brendan, St. Columba, 
St. Columbkille, St. Patrick. Theirs was an age 



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of mighty movement in the history of the work. 
The glories of the Roman Empire were fast dis- 
appearing beneath the flood of triumphant bar- 
barians rushing downward from the north and 
scattering destruction over the fairest portions 
of Europe. Roman civilization had done its work 
as the channel of Christianity and', like its own 
mighty aqueducts which for centuries had 
brought the pure mountain waters to the thirsty 
peoples of the plain, was falling into picturesque 
decay. The glories of Christianity, too, seemed 
in danger ; for the onrushing hordes hated Christ 
even more then they loathed Caesar. The age of 
Ambrose and Augustine was gone; the schools 
of ISIilan and Carthage and Rome were scattered; 
the book and the pen were cast aside for the sword 
and the shield; the splendors of the Church were 
growing dim in the almost impenetrable dark- 
ness. It seemed as though the light of the world 
were abandoning the world in despair. Yet the 
same Divine Providence that loosened the aveng- 
ing flood upon the degenerate Empire was not 
without a care for its own. At the very darkest 
part of this destructive period there was being 
accomplislied one of the marvels of history. God 
was providing for the regeneration of Europe, 
for the upbuilding of Christendom, for the de- 
velopment of a more perfect social order from 
out the impending chaos. And it was in Ireland 
til at tlie seeds of this regeneration were being'# 
sown ; in Ireland where the Roman legions had 
never unfurled their standards and Roman cul- 
tnrf had never diffused its abominable vices. 
Baried still in the depths of pagan superstitions, 
U\c little western isle was chosen by Almighty 
God as the depository of faith and a harbor of 
n fuge for saints and scholars. Even befcrp their 
conversion, our Gaelic fore-fathers were pre- 
destined to become Apostles of the new awaken- 
ii'g and missionaries to those very people who 
hitherto had tried to destroy the light. 

The conversion of Ireland to the faith of Jesus 
Christ is one of the most astounding phenomena 
in all history; marvellous in the rapidity with 
which it was accomplished, unique in the fact 
tliat it cost the life of not a single martyr, won- 
derful in the religious zeal whicli it almost in- 
stantly developed in tlie hearts of an entire peo- 
ple, a zeal and a devotion to liigh ideals which 
ages of persecution have not been able to destroy. 
It is hardly necessary for us to go over in detail 
the events which brought about this stupendous 
change in the life liistory of tliat race. We are 
all more or less familiar with the wealth of legend 



and of story that surrounds the name of the il- 
lustrious Apostle, the uncertainty as to the place 
of his birth, the years he spent in captivity among 
the piratical raiders of the northern coast, the 
appearance of the angel to the shepherd youth 
as he tended his master's flocks on the hills of 
Antrim. We have heard from eloquent lips of 
his release from bondage and his subsequent re- 
turn after forty years spent in prayer and study, 
to bring about the conversion of his captors. It 
U an interesting fact, vouched for by our Irish 
historians, that Saint Patrick preached the gospel 
in Britain in company with his aged friend and 
gu,;iidie, {Sa\int Germanus, before he was com- 
missioned by the Pope to undertake the evan- 
gelization of the Irish people. Surely no one 
can regret that the island which was destined to 
receive so much of its Catholicity from Ireland 
sliould liave been the field of the first missionary 
labors of the Irish Apostle. 

It was in the year 432 that Pope Celestine sent 
the newly consecrated Bishop Patrick, who here- 
tofore had been known by the Celtic name of 
Succat, to bring the tidings of salvation to what 
was then considered the uttermost bounds of 
the earth, the distant land of Hibernia. Some 
rays of Christian light had long years before 
penetrated the pagan darkness of that island, 
but they had faded away and left little or no 
trace behind. And now when Patrick, accompanied 
by his twelve companions, stepped again on 
Irish soil after an absence of 38 years, it seemed 
as though he too would fail. He had gone ashore 
at the lovely spot where the river Dargle, flow- 
ing down from the Wicklow mountains, breaks 
the coast line at Bray. The Leinster men of 
those parts refused to hear him, they had driven 
away other missionaries, Patrick too must go. 
The Saint accordingly sailed forth and landed in 
fertile Meath, not far from the mouth of the 
river Boyne. Traditions tells us that here a 
small boy came up upon the party while they 
slept and was so struck with love and veneration 
for the aged leader (Saint Patrick was even 
then sixty years old) that he gathered an armful 
of flowers and strewed them over the resting mis- 
sionary. Nor would he afterwards go away, but 
accompanied the apostolic band on their mission. 
"He will be the heir of my kingdom," said the 
Saint, and the prophecy was fulfilled many years 
later wlien this same boy succeeded his master as 
Bishop of Armagli. Once again Patrick and his 
companions directed their course toward the 
north. The hills and vales of Antrim, where, 



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close on half a century before, he had tended his 
flock on the heights of Slemish — these must the 
Saint behold. He must save, too^ if they will, 
those whom lie knew in the far off captive days. 
Easter of the year 433 marks the practical be- 
ginning, the real birth of the Irish Church. The 
Ard-righ, or Great Chief of all the clans, was 
preparing to hold his solemn festival at Tara. 
Princes and priests from every part of Erin were 
gathered together. The sacred fire that the king 
would light on this occasion must be the first in 
all the land to pierce the gloom. But our Saint, 
not knowing the meaning of the ceremony that 
was taking place, had lit the Easter fire high 
upon the hill of Slane across the valley from 
Tara. Tlie angry king saw the light from a 
distance and demanded to know who had dared 
to disregard the stern Druidic law. The 



so 



pagan priests prophetically replied, "If that fire 
be not extinguished before morning, it never will 
die out.." Summoned to the royal presence to 
answer for his conduct, Patrick advanced with 
liis little Christian band, chanting, as he had 
learned to chant in Rome, the litanies of Easter. 
Thus was the stage set and the scene prepared 
for the conversion of a whole people. Can there 
be any doubt that the hand of God was herein 
manifested.^ 

To the assembled court, as they sat upon the 
ground "with the rims of tlieir shields against 
their chins," Patrick declared his mission. The 
Druids saw instinctively that their power must 
forever disappear unless they could heap con- 
fusion upon tliis new teacher, so majestic in his 
utterance, so sublime in his doctrine. For once 
the powers of evil were impotent in their wrath. 
Every artifice of the evil one was overcome by 
the sign of the cross. As a final test, the boy 
Benignus was to be clothed in the Druid's mantle 
and set upon dry faggots, while the Druid, wrap- 
ped in Patrick's cloak, was to be placed on wet, 
green wood, then fire was to be set to botli. The 
trial was accepted. The flames on the one side 
did not even touch tlie dry wood, nor the Chris- 
tian boy, only the robe lie wore was consumed; 
while on the other liand>, the green wood and tlie 
pagan priest were reduced to ashes, amid which 
lay unscorched the cloak of the Saint. Tradi- 
tion has it that it was on this occasion that Pat- 
rick, in his sermon on the Blessed Trinity, pluck- 
ed the green shamrock from the sward of Tara, 
making this triple leaf at the same time an il- 
, lustration of his sacred subject and an emblem 
of Christian Erin. After so striking a proof of 



divine sanction all opposition vanished and, as 
we read in the Acts of the BoUandists, "Patrick 
with his disciples went through the whole land 
baptizing all that belived in the Blessed Trinity; 
and God was his helper, and confirmed the word 
by the signs which followed." 

Whether we consider this picturesque ac- 
count as authentic or look upon it as the poetic ' 
outburst of a race that takes delight in conjurng 
up the memory of past glories, the fact remains 
that by a single outburst of divine eloquence an 
entire nation was added to the fold of Christ. 
The providence of an all-wise God had brought 
together the teachers and the leaders of tlie peo- 
ple in the very citadel of paganism, and the ser- 
mon preached by Saint Patrick on that glorious 
Easter morning was in reality God's message to : 
a nation. And how eagerly was that message 
received. This was the word for which the heart 
of the Irisli people liad been waiting for genera- 
tionus ; this the doctrine for which their soul had 
unconsciously yearned even amid the night of 
heathen superstition. And now the dawn was 
breaking over the eastern hills. When her ful- 
ness of time had come Ireland beheld, in all the 
splendor of his glory. Him for whose saving 
grace she had instinctively prayed. He appear- 
eu to her, in the glowing words of the zealous 
Missionary, as the all-beauteous Son of God, 
clothed in the garb of humanity, and giving his 
life through love of mankind. Could this be 
true.'' Could it be a reality? Was it not an in- 
vention, a beautiful dream of the venerable old 
saint, who held this wondrous vision before her 
soul.'' For a moment the spirit of Erin hesitated, 
wondering and dazzled by the sublimity of the i 
doctrines. Yet, only for a moment did she ap- 
pear to doubt. What was so beautiful must be 
true. What so fitted in with all that is best in 
human nature must be a reality. Immediately 
the heart of a peojjle is laid at the feet of Jesus 
Christ; Ireland has become his spouse forever. 
The noblest among that assemblage are the first 
to respond. The chieftans lift the standard of 
the cross. From them, like fire among the heath- 
en, the Divine Love spreads and enkindles the 
hearts of their clansmen. Together they conse- 
crate themselves to the service of God, and beg 
their saintly teachers to show them how to live 
and walk in the footsteps of the Redeemer. It 
iy the beginning of an age of faith and an era of 
\\ ondrous intellectual achievement. Everywhere 
altars are reared and from these altars there goes 
forth a power linking all hearts in love for God 



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and charity for men. Beside the altar springs 
up the school, and while the one feeds the desire 
for sanctity, the other satisfies the craving for 
knowledge, so that in the space of hardiy a 
single generation Ireland becomes known 
throughout Europe as "the island of saints and 
scholars" and myriads of students flock to her 
shores as to the new "University of the West." 

A pen more powerful than mine were needed 
to help us live again those marvellous centuries 
during which, while savage hordes swept over 
the fairest portions of Christendom, Ireland was 
the one secure ark of religion and the one peace- 
ful haven of learning. Your own fertile Celtic 
! imagination can reconstruct more faithfully tlian 
words of mine tlie vanished glories of those great 
abbeys and schools with which our native land 
was so thickly studded, Kildare and Noendrum, 
Clonard and Louth, Ardfert and Aghodoe, Muck- 
rose and Innisfallen. To these great centers of 
learning flocked the youth of every nation under 
the sun, tlie Teuton and the Gaul, the Roman 
and the Greek, the inhabitants even of those 
lands that lie beyond the Danube and the Don. 
From these well-springs of divine faith issued 
forth a veritable flood of learned and devout mis- 
sionaries who betook themselves to every quarter 
of the known world, carrying back with them 
the liglit of truth and the torch of learning to 
the very ends of darkened Christendom. Even 
to-day we find the names of Irish saints vener- 
ated as the patrons of liundreds of cities and 
towns and schools in France, in Germany, in 
Switzerland and in Italy. Saxon England, in 
particular, owes a debt of gratitude to these old 
masters of the intellectual and spiritual life. 
Camden, tlie English historian, tells us that in 
those days, "the Anglo Saxons flocked to Ire- 
land as to a mart of learning, and if one were 
away from liome it was said of him, as by a sort 
of proverb, tliat he had gone to Ireland to re- 
ceive his education." And the former vigorous 
faith of northern Britain owed its very existence 
t<; the untiring labors of Irisli Saints and its un- 
yielding nature to tlie influence of the Irish 
monks of lona and Lindisfarne. 

So wonderful an era of mental and moral su- 
jieriority could not go on indefinitely. The law 
oC change is as inexorable in the life of a nation 
as it is in that of an individual. Periods of ex- 
traordinary progress are invariably followed by 
years of decay. And yet in Ireland we look 
in vain for the complete fulfillment of this law. 
It was inevitable that, when peace should have 



settled upon Europe, the center of Christian 
civilization would be transferred to the seat of 
Christian power. And so it happened. But in 
the steadfastness and the purity of their faith the 
spiritual children of Saint Patrick never lost the 
crown they earned so well during the Golden 
Age of Erin's Glory. When the so-called Re- 
formation dawned upon the horizon, Ireland met 
it with contempt. She heeded not its teachings, 
but clung tenaciously to the faith she had learn- 
ed eleven centuries before on the hillside at Tara ; 
and this in spite of the fact that every human 
favor was offered her to reject it. She professed 
p.llegiance to the Church established by Jesus 
Christ, amid the most violent persecution — in 
prison, in exile and upon the scaffold, "in spite 
of dungeon, fire and sword." Her temples were 
confiscated by the plunders, and where her chil- 
dren could not adore therein, they builded to 
themselves altars in the wilderness and set up 
tabernacles to the Eucharistic God in the clefts 
of the rock and the secret caves of the mountain 
side. When the terrible scourge of famine lay 
heavy upon that unhappy isle, even then Erin's 
sons and daughters preferred to die of hunger 
rather than accept a single morsel from the hands 
of the tempter who sought to win them over un- 
der the guise of charity. The eloquent Mac- 
aulay has fittingly remarked; "We have used 
the sword for centuries against the Catholic Irish, 
Ave have tried famine, we have tried extermin- 
ation, we have had recourse to all the severity of 
the law. What have we done? Have we suc- 
ceeded.'* We have been able neither to exter- 
minate nor enfeeble them. I confess my inca- 
pacity to solve the problem. If I could find 
myself beneath the dome of St. Peter's and read, 
with the faith of a Catholic, the inscription 
around it "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I 
will build my church and the gates of hell shall 
not prevail against it," then could I solve the 
problem of Ireland's story." What he could not 
do, we can. 

We can read that inscription in the fulness of 
its meaning, and in that very fulness we find the 
explanation of a constancy that has no parallel 
in history. v'.\.: ■■-■■■';":, ■■'/'■ : c'v ^ 

The story of those centuries of oppression and 
religious intolerance has been rehearsed for us 
time and again by our own impassioned orators. 
No word of alien could add jot or title to that 
which we have so often heard of the trials and 
the temptations our fathers underwent during 
the long night of a worse than Egyptian bond- 



8 



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age. Had our ancestors of the last three hun- 
dred years been allowed to pursue in peace the 
ways that lead to knowledge and to power, there 
is no telling to what heights of glory they might 
liave attained; nor is there any doubt but that 
under favorable conditions Ireland would stand 
to-day in the very front rank among the nations 
of the world. Read the records of countries 
other than Ireland, and we will find that Irish- 
men, wherever they had a fair field and no favor, 
have more than held their own in every branch 
of human endeavor; that they have run the race 
fairly and have won the prize wheresoever tal- 
ent was not handicapped and genius barred. Had 
they been permitted to put forth the same effort 
in behalf of their native land, the history of the 
last three centuries would have been written in 
quite a different vein. Search the capitals of 
every continent, ransack the files of every gov- 
ernment, and we will find that Irish genius and 
Irish talent have held the highest posts and have 
filled the foremost places. 

Need we call to mind the wonderful part play- 
ed by our fellow countrymen in the birth and the 
development of these United States, the land of 
the free and the home of the brave? Who among 
us has not heard of a Moylan and a Sullivan, fit 
associates of the immortal Washington? Which 
of us fails to recognize in "Saucy Jack Barry" 
tlie father of the American Navy? And when 
the time came that tried men's souls, who re- 
sponded more generously to the call of Lincoln 
than the men of Irish birth and of Irish ancestry ? 
Where is the school boy who has not heard of 
Meager and his Irish brigade, of Sheridan and 
his unbeatable cavalry, of Meade and his vic- 
tory at Gettysburg, of Shields, the only man 
wlio ever defeated Stonewall Jackson? In the 
arts of peace Irishmen have been equally as il- 
lustrious. Governors of States, you will find 
tlicm; leaders in Congress, Judges in the high- 
est courts of law, men who forged their way to 
the front by dint of intellect and force of genius, 
by grit and pluck and power. 

What shall we say of that Ireland which stands 
to-day at the threshold of a new life? The 
shackles which have cut deep into her flesh for 
centuries are dropping from her wrists. Unless 
all the signs of the times fail, the day is not far 
distant when Erin shall once again come into her 
own. The occasion is pregnant with great pos- 
sibilities. Men are needed at the helm, men of 
sound judgment and unquestionable integrity. 
That God will raise up such leaders for his peo- 



ple should be our earnest prayer. You, too, 
have a solemn duty to fulfil in the regeneration 
of our beloved "Isle of Destiny.'' The attain- 
ment of Home Rule ought not to be the final 
goal of our ambition; it is but a stepping stone 
to nobler things and an ince;ptive to higher as- 
pirations. Greater sacrifices are yet in store for 
us if we would revive, in all their splendor, the 
vanished glories of our ancestral home. That 
such a revival may speedily be accomplished 
is the earnest wish of every honest heart in this, 
the moment of our triumph, a triumph well de- 
served though long delayed. 

With good reason, then, do we rejoice on this 
Saint Patrick's day. And yet a word of warning 
can hardly be out of place even amid our exul- 
tation; and the word is this, never forget that 
our greatest inheritance is the singular purity 
of our faith. That faith has been handed down 
to us in all its integrity through ages of perse- 
cution. Will we permit it to be sullied now amid 
the ease and plenty of modern life? Think not 
because we have left "The 'ould Sod" perhaps 
forever, that we are freed from every obligation 
which our nationality entails. The Spirit of 
Erin watches over the souls of her children even 
at the ends of the earth. There are currents of 
sympathy, of a nameless but mighty influence, 
which pulsate unceasingly across the broad At- 
lantic and cause the throbbings of the national 
heart to synchronise with ours. When we are 
liappy, she is glad. When we are sorrowful, she 
shares our grief. When we rejoice at the success 
of our brethren, she exults with us. When we 
do aught that would bring the blush of shame to 
an innocent cheek, she is overcome with sorrow. 
Remember that the lowliest among us has a 
power for good or evil over the destinies of our 
race. The worth of a people is determined by 
the worth of the individual, and the lowly are 
invariably taken as the type whereon judgment 
is based. What will be the world's opinion of 
you? 

We boast of our Irish birth and of our Irish 
ancestry. Are we so conducting ourselves as to 
make it worth while for our children to utter the 
same boast? Let us study the history of Ireland 
and mould our conduct after that of its worthiest 
sons and daughters. May we shape bur actions 
after the example of its heroes; fashion our life 
after its teachers and saints. May we be proud 
of our nationality, and make our nation proud 
of us. May we defend our religion by word and 
example. Let us be conversant with its teachings, 



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9 



so as to be ever ready to give a reason for the 
faith that is in us. If Providence has entrusted 
us with important office, may be never swerve 
from the path of honesty and the highest concep- 
tion of duty; may we never suffer party spirit 
to betray the dictates of conscience or prove un- 
true to the memory of our sainted ancestors. 
Love our children. Set them an example of 
every Christian virtue. Send them to schools 
where the poison of indifference will not be in- 
stilled into their youthful minds. See that they 
comply faithfully with the laws of God and of 
his Church. Thus will we make them bulwarks 
of religion and representatives of the highest type 
of citizenship. 

There is a three-fold love that should glow 
in every human heart — love of country, love of 
church, love of God. That the love of our native 
land has not grown cold, Ireland's progress in 
tliese days abundantly testifies. We seem to 
hear re-echoing in our memories the inspiring 
lines of the poet: 



"Forget Ireland. No. While there's life in this heart, 
It s^iall never forget thee, all lone as thou art. 
More dear in thy sorrow, thy gloom and thy showers 
Than the rest of the world in its sunniest hours." 

May our love for Mother Church and her 
divine Founder be no less hearty. Let our fer- 
vent petitions ascend to the throne of the Most 
High that peace, prosperity and happiness may 
smile on Erin. Above all mifst we cling to lier 
faith. Remember, we are the descendants of 
heroes, children of the Isle of Saints; by our ex- 
emplary lives may we prove ourselves worthy 
of the title we bear. 

"Hold ye the faith — the faith your fathers sealed you; 
Trusting not in visions — overwise and overstale. 
Except ye pay the Lord 
Single heart and single sword, 

Of your children in their bondage He shall ask them 
treble toll." 

"Keep ye the law — be swift in all obedience — 
Clear the land of evil, drive the road and bridge the ford. 
Make ye sure to reach his own 
That he reap where he hath sown; 

By the peace among your people let men known you 
serve the Lord." 



WHEN DAY IS DONE 

When day is done and I alone 

Am left, my thoughts tevert back home* 

I always play the hero's patt 

In Company* What's in my heart 

To God and Him alone, is known* 

The days of yore I oft* bemoan 
From foreign lands across the foam* 
Like a winged arrow, memories dart 
When day is done* 

Fm like a king without a throne 
Friendless, — From land to land I roam 
Seeking pleasure in every mart — 
I find it not* And so — FII start 
In the wake of my thoughts, back home* 
When day is done* 

— A* J* Yenoham* 



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**®lj^ •inlnmtt^' O^trr* 



TT was evening. Day was fleeting westward 
after the sun, which had just gone down. 
Tlie factory whistles of this little town of Arcis, 
France, had blown; the street were being tra- 
versed by the workers, hurrying home to their 
evening meals. But among them you see but 
few able-bodied men. The Great War is on and 
now in its third year. The fighting men of 
France are on the battle line, some ten miles 
to the north. Things look bad, too. After all 
this fearful sacrifice of life and ceaseless work, 
tlie enemy seem ready at any moment to break 
down France's desperate defense. Look, you can 
see the worn expression on the faces of the pass- 
ing people. 

A clean, well-porpartioned lad of eighteen 
years come out from a factory door and walks 
briskly down the street. He crosses, heading 
directly toward a certain house. A smile lights 
his face as he sees there in the window, a girl 
of about his own age; she was watching for him. 
He did not stop, but spoke to her in a low voice 
as he went by. 

"To-night, at eight," he said, "under the three 
poplars near Pierrot's vineyard." She nodded 
assent.' : • ..':■ ,■.■-;■■'■■/• 

The girl at the window was Alma Nurel, the 
daugliter of a poor mechanic, but for all that, 
rich in womanly charms, and in ways, more 
steadfast and grave than most other girls. 

Jean Basque was there waiting when she 
came, fresh and neat in her simple peasant's at- 
tire. 

"Here you are at last!" he exclaimed. "I was 
impatient." 

"Why, Jean?" 

"1 have news to-night. Alma, news indeed ! 
I've been summoned! My mother was crying 
when I entered the house to-night. In her hand 
was my notice to report. P'rance has called the 
class of nineteen twenty-two. I must enroll in 
five days.'' 
V'How can they take you? You're only eight- 

een. ■;:;■. '-;.„v ■;..,■■■■'; ■■.■■V;'::/,-^ ,-:■ 

"Eighteen is within the military age limit." 
,. "Oh, this war ! I'm sick of it." 
I "You must have feared this all along. It was 
'most certain to come.'' 

"Yes! Now it has come. It steps into sepa- 
rate us just when we have learned to enjoy one 
another." : \:\-:-'—:\.':- ■■'■■ ■■■\.. ':■''.'■■■■• 



"War is stern and cruel — " 

"And terrible ! Many boys from Arcis have 
been killed. Suppose you should be." 

"Surely, I must take my chance with tlie rest." 

■'There are so many dangers." 

"Even civil life is not free from those. Who 
of mortal men promises himself the morrow? 
Perils from violence and disease constantly 
threaten. The Earth that brought him forth, 
yearns for him from his baby's cradle, impatient 
to clasp and incorporate him to herself again. 
Mayhap, the chances of life which spare some 
few unto lengthy days, may favor us with a life 
together in the blessed days which lie beyond the 
shadow of war." 

"I hope it is to be that way." 

"And I, too. But come. Alma, say good-bye 
to me. I shall not wait for the time limit. Early ; 
to-morrow morning I go to join my regiment. 
We have always made these meetings short. Let 
us take leave of one another." 

He extended his arms to receive, noting the 
tear-drops and stifled sobs. The melody of a 
full heart broke from his lips in these emotional 
words. ■■/'■; ;\:'v--v-";f\/v-.^^'' ■ v/''K- ■■-;■..■■':■ -'■s^:-'' ■■'■/[ 

"Come let me hold you, 
My strong arms enfold you, 

A few fleeting moments remain; 
Anon, I'll be gone, 

When the colors march on. 
And leave you an aching heart's pain. 

In this last embrace. 
Let me gaze in your face, 

On features surpassingly sweet; 
Where are perfections so rare; 
Who has charms to compare; 

With thy giriish beauty, complete." 

The mellow tones floated away over the vine- 
yard. All was still again. They exchanged not 
a word, but parted, eacli with a heavy heart. 

In the waking hours of the next morning, the 
villagers were startled by the stirring beat of 
the Marseilaise, "To arms! To arms, ye brave!'' 
as contingents of newly-conscripted men from 
more distant places marched into Arcis, headed/ 
by a military band. When they left an hour 
later, Jean Basque was with them. 

Tliis last draft from the youth of the land 
marked another depression in the dejected spirits 
of the people. The strain of the war was telling. 
Though they were heart-sick and weary of it, 
they still dragged themselves on. Queer things 



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11 



were happening. Three days after the boys left, 
a prominent business man, whose son was among 
them, committed suicide. He like others, had 
brooded over the sorrows of war, especially this 
last, until he had brought himself to this act. A 
few lost their reason, and others were guilty of 
cruelties, explainable only by the stress of tlie 

times. ::;';■■' \-,--:'::':\^';'.- ■•;■;;■; '^ :'\:r^C. ■■■■:- ':■.-','■'■■/'''■.'■/■-■ '':.-' 

Two weeks passed. Alma Nurel occupied her- 
self with the thousand-and-one things of daily 
life, as she had always done. One new task she 
liad taken up. She made for herself a garment 
of dark, blue material, much like the habit of a 
man. It was completed on a Thursday night; 
F'riday morning she wore it to Mass. 

When Mass was over, instead of returning 
home, she made her way out toward the open 
country. Needless to say, she attracted much 
attention. Not far from the borders of the town, 
she entered a field which sloped up to a rise, 
eminent enough to furnish a view of the town 
itself, and most of th,e surroun^dilig country. 
On the crest of this elevation, she stopped, faced 
to the war-torn north, and hiding her hands in 
the folds of blue, bent her head. All that day 
slie remained in the same position. When the 
sun had set, she came down the hill and went 
liome. 

Her parents asked where she had been all the 
day. In plain words, she told them. To their 
question of "Why," she answered, "I wish you 
would let me keep that a secret in my own 
lieart." 

Tlie next day she resumed lier watch and re- 
turned at night and performed many services 
for the old folks. Friends and relatives had 
disturbed her during the day to know the rea- 
son for her strange conduct and attire. To one 
arid all she gave the gentle refusal, "I cannot 
tell." 

Day followed day, and on every one she could 
be seen on the hill. At home at niglit, slie was 
her natural self, kind, useful, and sociable. She 
was particularly charitable to a certain nun, 
who, the Sunday before had rushed from her 
pew in church, out through the building scream- 
ing, and ran tlie streets, a raving manic. Tliis 
poor religious, unbalanced by the war, received 
presents and consolation from Alma. 

Such uncommon beliavior was found to awak- 
en comment. People were puzzled, and whis- 
])ered tlie probable causes among themselves. It 
occupied their minds in leisure moments. It was 
an all-absorbing mystery. Some ex-tourist sug- 



gested the name, "The Dolomite Girl," because, 
as she said, "her lonely figure there on the hill, 
reminded him of one of those desolate peaks in 
South Tyrol, called "The Dolomites." 

All their talk did not change the girl's habit. 
If the laborer in the fields lifted his head, he 
could always see her standing there. The same old 
question would arise and revolve in his mind, 
"Why does she do that? Is it because Jean Bas- 
que's gone.^ Or did the war turn her mind? Or 
what?" He shook his head and returned to the 
furrow. No one yet had solved the problem. 

If the housewife's duties brought her from in-' 
doors, out into the open, how could she help but 
take a look at "The Dolomite Girl?" Then she 
would be set a-wonderin' about the cause of it. 

One morning the village cure, who, of course, 
could not fail to hear what was on everyone's 
tongue, hurriedly unvested after Mass, and 
sought out the kneeling figure in blue. 

"My dear miss,'' he asked kindly, "I have good 
reason to fear that you are in distress of mind. 
Could I be of help to you? What's all this busi- 
ness concerning, "The Dolomite Girl?" 

"Oh, it's nothing much Father," she replied 
in;, some surprise. ■ :;;^ 

"Maybe you had better confide in me," he re- 
turned. 

"Well, Father, it's this way. I — " She caught 
herself upon a sudden resolution. ■ "I cannot tell," 
she finished the sentence. There was a meaning 
in her words that disuaded the priest from fur- 
ther questions. 

"God bless you," he said, "you're a good girl." 

On Sundays the people often strolled out in- 
to the country, for a close view for themselves, 
and in particular, for the gratification of friends 
and visitors, to whom they always explained the 
story of "The Dolomite Girl." It was a prefty 
scene, the motionless form in blue, the bright 
sky overhead, and the green pasture with patches 
of red poppies beneath. 

The children would sometimes play in the 
fields about, but they never molested her. 

The war dragged on. The Germans advanced 
their lines steadily. In time, a body of them 
were intrenched in a woody copse, not more than 
a kilometer and a half from Arcis. They soon 
became familiar with the tale of "The Dolomite 
Girl." Even more so did their opponents, the 
poilus. On such an exposed position, there was 
much danger from stray shot, but still she did 
not sway from her purpose. 

Arcis was a point on a strong, German salient. 



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THE V ILL AN VAN 



America, being in the war about a year, now be- 
gan to show lier power in Europe. Her first over- 
seas regiments of drafted men were concentrated 
opposite this salient. They became interested at 
once in "The Dolomite Girl." She appealed to 
tliem in a peculiar way. Such was their nature. 

Then, finally, came the great St. Mihiel drive, 
and the "Yanks" went whooping and tearing after 
the bewildered Huns. When they stopped, there 
was as much as sixteen miles between "The 
Dolomite Girl" and the first German outpost. 

The great General Foch came to inspect the 
captured territory. In his few minutes stay at 
Arcis, the villagers were careful to acquaint him 
with what they thought was one of the wonders 
of war. He had a sympathetic heart for all the 
sufferers of the war. He motored out for an in- 
terview with "The Dolomite Girl." A crowd 
gathered on the field while the two conversed to- 
gether. At last, they thought, it will all be clear- 
ed. Surely, she will not hide anything from the 
General. The "Gray Man of Christ" came away, 
and the whispers going about conveyed the in- 
telligence that the General had nothing to say 
about his conversation. The mystery remained 
as deep as ever. 

All this time, Jean Basque was leading an 
active soldiers' life. So far he had escaped, un- 
scratched, from rifle-fire, grenades, shrapnel, and 
bayonets. A fter six month service, he obtained 
a two-weeks leave-of-absence. With what a joy- 
ful heart he hastened home! How taken aback 



lie was, to hear that liis Alma Nurel had changed 
into "The Dolomite Girl." Mystified, he half 
ran to the field. "Alma," he called. The name 
was the touch of life. She leaped up and came 
rushing down to him. Tlie two were overcome 
with joy. /■v-^'Vx ''■■:;■ ■--;'v'/-'V\^-%;.'^'^^^ 

"You're safe, Jean?'' 

"Perfectly. How good it is to see you again! 
But why these clothes? Why are you out on 

■ tiie hill ?" '^^-.-f -v ;:■::;:::.: ■;;:-:v-,: :■ --. --:■■.-■::;>■: i%< ■..oy'-^^:^ -'■.:■' ■ 

"It's over now. I don't know whether to 
laugh or cry. Come, let us walk home and I will 
tell you." The pair started back to the town. 

"When you left," began the girl, "I wanted to 
do something more than simply stay at home. 
It occurred to me that if I could lift some of the 
burden of war from the people' minds, it would 
be just the thing. You know how depressed they 
were; what senseless things tlie war was making 
them do. So I hit upon this way. It turned out 
to be pretty effective. I laughed to myself some- 
times, when I thought how their curiosity was 
swallowing up all their sorrows. Now, I be- 
lieve they are the most curious people in the 
world." 

"You'd make a good soldier," he exclaimed 
with great eagerness. 

"Yes, but a better, — 

"Wife ! sharply put in the youthful soldier, 
as he took in his arms and claimed all the cliarms, 
of "The Dolomite Girl." 

— Gerald A. Prior. 



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'^-■::--- ■:■-'-■': (A Sonnet) 
Friendship! tare jewel priced in all the ages! 
Enthusiastic element of life! 
Sole sympathising solace in out strife ! 
Deemed ever hast thou worthy been by sages ! 
Thy ever-watchf«I foe — harsh, treacherous Pride — 
Waits but to slay thy friend, Humility, 
Ah! best of friends! — Anon Fiend Intimacy, 
O demon foul! he breaketh Friendship's stride* 

To my heart welcome. Friendship undefiled! — 

Friendship fair, spotless as the lily pure! 

O ever may thy presence there endure. 

Playful and pleased and sweet as the innocent child! 

Steadfast there stay, and though ne*er be beguiled. 

But of life's battle's wounds thou'It aid the cure* 

— ^Theodore L. ReimeL 



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{Delivered on Octagesima Sunday by the Rev. Cyrus Seaweed, Pastor of the Eighth Street Ethiopian Cathedral.) 

By Jerry Meyer Pry-er 

Author of "Not So Black as Painted, or The White-washed Satan of Senegambia ; The Leopard's Spots, or the 

Unwashed Ethiopian ; The Camp-meeting Cake-walk, or Monster Minster of the Minstrel 

Minister ; Jass Hooch, the Whirligig of Time, or He-brew, She-brew 

and They Bruise; Black Sheep, or Pastoral Scenes 

Among the Wool-raisers and 

Baber-ous Razors." 



"DR-R-R-RETHEN and Cister-r-r-n: — 
■^ De epistle is quoted from St. Paul's address 
to dc Hebrews, beginnin' at de lucky seventh 
and rip-tearin' through to de twenty-fo'th verse. 

(Laudy! Mr. Johnson! 'Ahm just natural- 
ly tired of yoh "Amens" and "Alleujah's." Yuh 
done drown me out.) 

(He reads the epistle, slips the book in his 
pocket, and looks up for inspiration.) 

Now, as you'se is altogether different folks 
from de Hebrews, Ah reckon Ah ought not preach 
on de readin'. Mali heart is ovah-bubblin' with 
bittahness, and I'se got to turn it loose and foam 
away. 

You'se been scandalalizin' de white folks some- 
thin' turrible by yoh carryin's on. Ah made a 
liundred and fo'ty rules o' conduct fo' dis heah 
cliurch. Dey was framed in gold and hung in 
de vestibule. Ah preached a sermon on dem. 
Someone took de frame home with dem aftali de 
meetin'. Is dat de way to treat yoh pasuhn? 
You'se is a hundred and fo'ty times wuss dan 
evali. 

(Rastus Moses! If yoh trow dat hymn book 
at me, Ah'll wring yuh neck. Yaas Ah will!) 

And what's mo'ali, of all de poultry yuh round- 
ed up in de last month, not a single one came to 
clieali mall scant table. Dere's five different 
families having stills ovali on de mountain. Ah 



can look as thusty as ah please, but ncvah yet 
did dey part with one drop o' liquor. Yoah 
possum suppahs and watahmillions come be- 
foah de pasuhn's corn-bread and grits, and yuh 
can't deny it, 'cause 'ahm- al sunken in and you- 
'se is waxing plump. 

(Yo two young fellahs dat's roUin' dem dice 
on de pew, — kneel out! Yuh won't let mah boy 
play with yuh 'cause he's "de preacher's son," 
so yuh can't play in heah.) 

As ah was sayin', it ahm somethin' awful. Yo 
let yoah pasuhn struggle along like a poah weed 
but yuh done tended de plants of yoah own 
rearin'. 

(Great Hebens above! Back dere sits fo'h o' 
de trustees with a gin bottle. Whar in de world 
am dis world whirlin'?) 

Yoah beloved pasuhn is mighty neah disgust- 
ed. Hoein' corn is a betah way to lib dan pray- 
in' to de Lawd fo' yo rascallions. Yuh needn't 
roll yoah eyes around like yuh don't know. Ah 
sees de grin yo' ah keepin' down. 

It's time to repent! Ah mean it! Ah mean 
it ! Dere's no moah waitin', dere's no moah hold- 
in' back. Alim goin' round with de basket now, 
and unless yo' all shows you is sorry dat yuh let 
mall mule grow slithery and dis heah church so 
glum, ah'll get down on mah bended knee and 
pray de Lawd to send the misery on yuh. 



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YowVe surely heard of **S«nny Spain** 

Immortal bards have sung her fame; 

Of **Merrie England*s** majesty^ 

The **RuIing Mistress of the Sea/* ^ > ■ ^ ^ 

Of Germany's high destiny 

How *^ver alP she was to be* ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ " ; 

But poets all have naught to say ^^^^^^^^^^^ : i : i^ 

Of God's own land — the U» S* A.^^^j^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ■ ^ 

Let them rave of the **Sunny Land'' > 

Let the **Mistress" her fleet expand* 

Let him who will sing of the cause^^^^^ ; ^ :^ ^ '^^ 

Upheld so long by **Iron Claws." 

Let them laugh at our new-made laws,, i 

When all is said and done, — a pause — - 

Take advantage of it and say 

**God's own land is the U* S* A*" 

■ — '^Lonesome Lou*" 



THE RIME OF THE WINTER SNOW 

The snow has fallen fast, 

li covers white the waste, 
'c:\\ Cold is the day, 

The children play 
On every hill and slope with their entrancing sleigh* 

The school must over be. 

Then boys and girls are free 
To make the happy afternoon ring with their childish glee* 

They romp and run and ride. 

They jump and thump and slide. 
Their sleds down hills of snow like avalanches glide ! 

Each day to them will seem 
A new enchanting dream. 
As long as d&zzUng snow wastes shall to the skyline gleam! 
But short are joys 
Of girls and boys. 
When to the child 
Comes weather mild* 



The loss of snow is felt 
Whenever sunbeams melt; 
But change will take new forms, 
And bring us fresh snow storms* 



—John L* Leary* 



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TWILIGHT 



Twilight in the snowy fields^ 
With the world long miles away; 
Heaven's dark blue star-set shields 
Cover the retreating day* 

Bare trees moaning with deep pain — 
Strong trees, weak trees, old and young ; 
;Lcng upon iheir boughs have Iain 
Homes forlorn of lords of song* 



Brittle weeds are rustling lowly, 
Sending forth their moan of woe; 
Lo! the moon is rising slowly, 
Skies enlightening with her glow. 

Here it is I wander often — 
Here with heart filled to the brim ; 
Here this peace my pain does soften, 
Here winds chant my vesper hymn* 



Here, too, might my fellows gather 
Respite from the maddeing strife; 
Here our thoughts would wander rather 
Till the twilight of our life* 



— W* J* Meter* 












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Vol. VI 



FEBRUARY, 1922 



No. 3 



WILLIAM A, O'LEARY, '22 



Alumtti 
HOWARD M. THORNBURY, '22 



iEMtoml ISoard 



ROBERT EVANS, '24 
WALTER BIORPAK. '24 



A00i0tant iEdttar 

JOHN p. DONOVAN, '22 



Atl|lrttC0 
ALFRED KENNY, '23 



CHARLES A. BELZ, '22, Editor 
CHARLES A. CALLAHAN, -'23 

THEODORE REIMEL, '24 

EDWARD J. RITSON, '25 



REV. JOSEPH E, HYSON, 0. S. A. 



A!iurrti0in9 



1Bu0itt(00 JUanaijrr 

JAMES PURCELL, '24 



EDWARD DIGNAM, '24 
GEORGE CASEY, '25 
PHILIP HOLAND, '25 



Eitcrarit AituiB^r 
CHARLES M. MAGEE, Ph.D. 



(flirruUitinn 

CHARLES McCLERNAN, '23 
PHINEAS VIZE, '23 



lElittnml 



COLLEGE ATHLETICS 



T'HE much mooted question of college athlet- 
ics has again come before the public eye in 
a forcible manner. It is usual and proper on 
sucli occasions to discuss the matter from vari- 
ous angles, to inquire into the subject wifli a 
view to determining the advisability of and jus- 
tification for certain practices which are at pres- 
ent in vogue among modern American Colleges. 
We will endeavor then to present our views on 
the matter only as a link in the chain of con- 
structive criticism. 

Tliere is a three fold purpose in modern col- 
lege life — the intellectual, moral, and physical 
development of the man. These ends are so in- 
terrelated and so dependent one upon the other 
that a neglect of any one of them has a harmful 
influence upon a man's education. He is not fully 
educated unless due attention has been paid to 
these types of human development. Healthy 
minds apd healthy bodies go hand in hand and 
though the primary purpose of a college course 
may be to develop one's intellect, still, there is 
the ever-present possibility of a breakdown from 
physical incapacity, which can very easily be 



obviated by properly coordinating physical and 
mental training. The only possible way of at- 
taining this coordination in colleges is by a sys- 
tem of athletics, whereby the individual may 
develop his body and incidently derive a certain 
amount of pleasure and recreation from partici- 
pation in athletics. In answer to the possible 
objection that participation is usually limited to 
a relatively small number, we wish to call at" 
tention to the fact that athletic contests invari- 
ably attract a majority of the student body, that 
the individuals of this body are interested in 
their representatives, that their spirit is aroused 
to a high pitch with the result that physical re- 
action occurs in their bodies, thereby accom- 
plishing to a certain degree the same result as is 
being accomplished by those engaged in the con- 
test, though not comparable in magnitude. 

It is true, however, that men of meagre physi- 
que have made the journey of life and achieved 
prominence and success. These are exceptions. 
Ordinarily a man who is unequipped physically 
falls by the wayside long before the man who 
has the boon of a sound and healthy body. 



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Physical development in the guise of college 
athletics must, however, be made subsidiary to 
intellectual development or the more serious side 
of college life. The proper proportion of atten- 
tion must be insisted upon, for stressing one phase 
too greatly will result in a positive neglect of the 
other. This is also necessary in order to prevent 
tlie growtli and spread of the "athletic bum," 
tlie man who commercializes his services as an 
athlete to any institution wishing to make use 
of his ability. P'ortunately, modern requirements 
practically eliminate this type, although the pres- 
ent prominence of the question is due in part to 
the alleged existence of just this type. 

Quite naturally the expenditure of money is 
necessary in order to provide for the maintan- 
ance of college athletics and it is by no means a 
small item. The usual method of securing funds 
for tliis purpose is by collecting an admission fee 
to contests, which practice in our opinion, is en- 
tirely reasonable and legitimate. Stadia are 
erected on the grounds of most institutions and 



these stadiai provide the necessary means of 
securing money. It is this fact that has led to 
the idea that college athletics are being com- 
mercialized, and in this connection we can see no 
plausible reason why an institution should not 
make use of the stadium as a means of securing 
the necessary funds. Athletics must be fostered 
to as high a degree as any other phase of college 
life. The expenditure for a stadium is certain- 
ly as justifiable as that for a modern laboratory 
or observatory. Each has a legitimate place in 
the materiel of the institution just as the paid 
coach and the professor have in the personnel 
Each contributes in its own special manner to the 
achievement of the ultimate end of college edu- 
cation. 

We wisli to emphasize the point, then, that a 
financial outlay for the purpose of maintaining 
atliletics in colleges is a legitimate expenditure 
and that any return on such an investment is 
properly spent on this phase of college life. 



BENEDICT XV 



THHE destinies of nations are in the hands of 
God. And in tlieir hour of sorrow lie pro- 
vides a leader for liis people, — wise, higli-minded, 
"seeking the kingdom of God, honorable in liis 
labors, strong in conflict with his enemies, tri- 
umpliant in the issue and crowned with glory.'' 

Sucli a one was Benedict. A battlefield lay 
before him on wliich lie could "fight tlie good 
fight." 

Grit round with truth and justice of Christian- 
ity, he was clad in the armor of the Eternal God. 
With words of peace and order on his lips, with 
the strong shield of faith before him and the 
sword of eloquent speech in his hand with war- 
cry of obedience, principle, and law, no power 
on earth could resist him. 

Triumphant he unfurled tlie banner of Cal- 



vary across the world redeemed from the cruel 
tyranny of brutal passions. 

And amid the wild diapason of War's shrilling 
trumpets and the aching throb of passion-stir- 
ring drums, his sweet voice was heard to rise 
more strong above the terrible madness. 

Fair, open manly self-assertion ; high solemn 
appeal to eternal principles ; noble and unceas- 
ing proclamation of human rights; peaceful but 
powerful pressure of a people who were Christ's 
and, therefore, his own — these were the notes 
that soon were heard to rise alone above many a 
war-torn field. 

Peace crowned his labor. And having "fought 
the good fight" his armor was laid once more on 
the eternal altar of Christianity. He was tired 

So the Great Commander-in-Chief took him 
unto Himself. 



THE BOOSTING CAMPAIGN 



T'HERE is a movement afoot in Philadelphia 
at present, which is termed somewhat im- 
properly, "boosting the city." Men of civic 
])rominence have taken upon themselves a work 
of seeming public welfare; they have undertak- 
en to advertise the charms and advantages of 
their fair city, though we are quite certain that 
some points are made extremely elastic. It 
seems rather peculiar to us, rather not in keep- 



ing with the aims and ideals of expert and con- 
sistent administration, to spread broadcast a 
propaganda of praise, when a causual stroll on 
one of the main thoroughfares would be almost 
sure to reveal a condition of affairs, which might 
cause any reasonably scrupulous Director of 
Public Safety to sit up and take notice. Would 
it not be of more public benefit if the boosters 
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as tlie city itself can rightly claim to be doing 
all in its power to maintain at a mininum the de- 
grading influences which are so rampant? We 
will concede that in a city of its magnitude it is 
a difficult task to eliminate these influences, but 
to suggest that their existence is unknown in 
elevated administrative circles is an insult to the 
intelligence of the law enforcers. Such flagrant 
violation of law is not in keeping with this un- 
timely "boosting campaign." A general clean- 
up would be more to the point. 

Unbelievable though it may sound, it is a 
matter of fairly general knowledge that certain 
establishments, which were formerly popularly, 
known as saloons, are now conducting openly a 



business, which is not only illegal but also abso- 
lutely dangerous to the public health. Substi- 
tutes, cleverly disguised, are being sold to a 
thirsty populace with the result that mortality 
from this cause has taken a sudden rise. And 
yet there are individuals, who pass all this over 
lightly and cry, "Let us boost.'*^^^^^^^^^^^?^ :: 

When Philadelphia has exerted the utmost 
power of her police system, when she has left 
no stone unturned in a bona fide crusade against 
vice and established for herself at least a sem- 
blance of a reputation for systematic law enforc- 
ing, then and not until tlien will boosting be in 
place. 

— W. A. O'L. 




THE EPSILON PHI THETA ^ 
A meeting of the Epsilon Phi Tlieta Fraternity 
was held on Thursday evening, Feb. 23, Sev- 
eral of the members were appointed to give three- 
minute speeches for the purpose of giving the 
judges an opportunity to select the best ones to 
represent the Fraternity at a debate to be held 
in the College Auditorium later in the year. The 
Epsilon Phi Theta was honored by the pres- 
ence of Director of Studies, Fr. Grelis and Dr. 
Hickey. 

Previous to tlie meeting a Debating Committee 
of tliree, Matthew McDonald, '22, Thomas Mc- 
Intyre, '23, and Tlieodore L. Reimel, '24, was 
appointed. A Dramatic Committee with Paul 
Stokes, '2,3 as chairman has also been appointed. 



THE VILLANOVA COUNCIL, K. of C 
The Villanova College Council of the Knights 
of Columbus is flourishing rapidly. Meetings 
are lield frequently at which proper and enjoy- 
able entertainment is provided. A feature of a 
recent meeting was the display of the art of box- 
ing by tlie more experienced Villanovans. 

Among the more distinguished bouts were: 



Burns vs. Wm. McDonald and O'Malley vs. 
Pliila. Jack O'Brien, Jr. : 



LAMBDA KAPPA DELTA 

The annual "Novelty Dansant" of the Pre- 
Meical Society was held in Alumni Hall, on 
Monday evening, Jan. 9, 1922. The red and 
black colors of the society were the predominat- 
ing colors of the decorations. Herzberg's orches- 
tra rendered excellent music. The novelty fea- 
tures of the evening included unique favors, the 
novelty dance and a Paul Jones. The grand 
march was led by James Dempsey, President of 
the society. The committee in charge were: 
William A. Shay, James B. Purcell, Richard A. 
O'Brien, Vincent G. Bittner, and Edward A. 
Dignam. 



DELTA PI EPSILON 

On the evening of Wednesday, Feb, 8, 1922, the 
Delta Pi Epsilon held their first informal dance. 
The strains of "Pat" Riley's Ocean City orches- 
tra were irresistible. Tlie hall was. dressed in a 
distinctly collegiate fashion witli pennants and 
class banners. Tlie success of the dance may be 



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attrbuted to the efforts of the committee under 
ilie leadership of its chairman William Cronin. 
Tlie other members of the committee were: 
John Connolly, Edward Sutherland, Earl Southee, 
James Miles, and Harold Kreig. 



<^SANDY^* CHAPMAN ON THE K, of C 

The student-body was given a rare treat on 
Jan. 31st, when Charles "Sandy'' Chapman lec- 
tured on the valuable work of the Knights of 
Columbus over-seasi-. Mr. Chapman was es- 
pecially fitted to talk on this subject because of 
the actual experiences he encountered during' 
his period of work as an over-sea secretary. He 
told of the devotion and service of the K. of C. 
chaplains and secretaries to the men at the front 
and in the hospitals during the war, and of the 
great reconstruction work of the Knights since 
the war. Mr. Chapman blended humor with 
pathos in such a manner tliat his lecture was a 
most enjoyable entertainment. In closing, he 
recited a poem of his own composition: "The 
Knights of Columbus Were There." 



FRESHMAN ELECTIONS 

Tlie officers of the Class of 1925, elected at the 
beginning of the second term were: 

President Frank Livingston 

Vice-President Daniel McLaughlin 

Secretary ........... . . . >. ^.i... Thomas Fox 

Treasurer Eugene Kennedy 

Thomas Lynch, a member^of the Varsity Bas- 
ket Ball squad, was elected manager of tlie bas- 
ket ball team. 



COLONEL HOYDEN'S LECTURE 

On P'ebruary 6th, through the courtesy of tlie 
Portland Cement Association, a lecture was de- 
livered by Col. H. C. Boyden on the modern 
method of mixing concrete. The lecture, while 
l)rimarily intended for the students of the School 
of Technology, was delivered by Col. Boyden 
in such a manner that it was one of the most in- 
teresting lectures of the year to even those not 
taking a technical course. 



KNIKHTS OF COLUMBUS DANCE 

The Villanova Council of the Kniglits of Col- 
umbus gave its first formal Dinner Dance at 
Villanova, on Monday evening, Feb. 27, 1922. 
The affair was the most brilliant of the season. 

The patrons and patronesses were Mr. and 
Mrs. James A. Flaherty, Mr. and Mrs. Charles 



D. McAvoy, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Beeeher Finck 
Professor and Mrs. John J. Sweeney. 

The reception committee were: Rev. Francis 
A. Driscoll, O. S. A., president of the college. 
Professor Charles A. McGeehan, Grand Knight 
of the Council, Professor and Mrs John J. 
Sweeney. 

The entertainment committee were: Rev. 
John S. O'Leary, O. S. A., Messrs. Howard M. 
Thornbury, Harold Blanchfield, Walter Riordan, 
and Earl Southee. 

The decorative scheme was the most elaborate 
ever attempted at Villanova. Special credit is 
due Father O'Leary whose artistic taste and un- 
tiring efforts made such an accomplishment pos- 
sible. 

The Villanovan extends to the officers and 
committees, hearty congratulations on the grand 
success which met their efforts. . 



JUNIOR PROM 

The Class of 1923 has already made rapid ad- 
vances in preparation for their annual dance 
which is to be held on Friday evening, April 21, 
1922. Those who remember the Sophomore 
Soriee of last yeart will acknowledge the ability 
of this class to do really big things which are 
a credit to its Alma Mater. Charles B. Laugli- 
lin has been appointed chairman of the dance 
and with the cooperation and support of every 
member of the class he is working to make this 
year's ranee the biggest and best ever held at 
Villanova. 



THE HOLIDAYS 

Merely as a matter of record, and in order to 
continue uninterrupted the sequence of college 
activities as chronicled by "College Notes," we 
would mention that both Christmas and New 
Years occurred during the Christmas Holidays 
this year. Owing to this circumstance, we are 
unable to give an account of student happenings 
during those days. We might be able to tell 
some things, but discretion, in love of our friends, 
and respect for our enemies, urges us most forci- 
bly not to do so. No matter how many years 
we might live here, the pleasure of going home 
for two weeks never does become an ordinary 
one (and parenthetically, the pleasure of coming 
back never does come at all) and we can readily 
imagine Brother "Pat" going into ecstasies over 
the prospect of a few days at home. ; 

The natives of New England (and Lawrence) 
returned with wondrous tales of great banks of 



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snow, of ice, of sliding, skating, skiing, and otlier 
mysterious sports. There is just a shadow of 
envy in the hearts of tropic Philadelphians, but 
tlien, a stroll on the Bridle Patli or through Fair- 
mount Park on a warm, balmy December after- 
noon lias its charms. 



;;y-f AN ExcEFTioisr;;'; :r;;;;G:":::}:' y^C': 

The idea of the "Sunny South" suggested 
above admits of a correction (and perhaps of 
more before the year is over). Yes, there was 
a snow last month. Great piles of it collected, 
and the wind blew, and the lakes froze over, and 
ears grew rosy-red. A brief era of artics and 
galoshes began. Our New England brethern 
already referred to, at last found the long-hoped 
for opportunity to display those neat little artic- 
les of tlieir wardrobe, — just like tlie cartoonists 
showed it. 



MID-YEARS 

"Every cloud has its silver lining," but some- 
times we see the lining first. After beholding for 
two weeks of vacation, the beautiful side, the 
clouds begin to gather — Midyears-. The^ last 
week of January brings with it the seven day 
and seven night ordeal of examinations, worse 
than any forty-day deluge (and to some, as disas- 
trous). But like tlie Deluge, it does not last for- 
ever, and time and classes go rutlilessly on, leav- 
ing us, as best we miglit, to. fall in step and carry 
on. Like tlie chap with the strange banner, 
"Excelsior," there is no rest. 



On December the sixteenth, Mr. Orrin Ben- 
jamin of the Mechanical Engineering Depart- 
ment, delivered the second of his series of lec- 
tures to the Engineering School, in the College 
Auditorium. The subject of his lecture was 
"The Operation and Merits of the Four-Wheel 
Drive." Judging from the comments of those 
who heard him, the speaker must have impressed 
all with his handling of the subject. Mr. Ben- 
jamin came to us from Stevens Institute with a 
high reputation for scholarship, and despite his 
short residence here, has already attained a fixed 
place in tlie estimation of the Faculty and of the 
student body. We trust Mr. Benjamin's present 
popularity will continue as he remains with us, 
and that he will learn to realize, as the days go 
by, how sincere is the respect of the Villanova 
man for those he admires. 



KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 

in one of the newspapers tliere recently ap- 
peared a query as to the origin and development 
of the Knight of Columbus. The reply stated 
briefly the growth of the organization from a 
mere eleven men in New Haven, Conn., to eighty- 
thousand times that number, spread all over 
North America. On reading such accounts, it 
rather makes one feel a little chesty at being a 
Knight. 

The College Council has not yet celebrated its 
first birthday, but already it has become one of 
the most potent factors in College life and Col- 
lege activities. The drive for a 100 per cent, 
student membership is still on, and the percentage 
is steadily creeping to that mark. The meetings 
of the Council are held regularly, and the inter- 
est shown in Council affairs is such a one as is 
found only at a place where all men are really 
"brothers," with the same pursuits, similar am- 
bitions, and the same ideals. Good class-mates 
make good play-mates, and good buddies make 
good "brother knights.'' Our professor in the 
class-room, our coach on the athletic field, and 
an alumnus with many a place in old time tales 
is our Grand Knight. Could anything approach 
more closely the ideal. The man with the Mal- 
tese Cross and Shield in his coat lapel proclaims 
to the world his adherence to the principles of 
life taught through the centuries by our Churcli. 
In times when there are as many fads of religion 
as there are cracked bi'ains, when there are more 
fashions of conduct and morality than there are 
fasliions of manners, when there are temptations 
on all sides to throw aside the restraining bonds 
of "Principle" both in private and in public life, 
the existence of a solid organization that has as 
its very life blood, those ideals and those princi- 
ples that are so maliciously assailed, both openly 
and covertly, is a skeleton on which we can be- 
gin to construct a new state of affairs. Many 
organizations are irreproachable in theory, but 
not all can endure a comparison of the actual 
practice of the society with the theory of it. The 
Knights of Columbus is one society that lives its 
theory. But this is perhaps getting away from 
Villanova. Societies, like persons, cannot ex- 
ist on spiritual and intellectual pabulum alone. 
The senses must be flattered to a certain extent. 
Meetings are always accompanied with some sort 
of entertainment, it is always the object of the 
men in charge to send the members away with 
a smile, and they do. 

Several new classes of candidates will take 



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their first degrees during the coming months; 
we again urge tlie fact that by Easter^ we want 
Villanova College to be a college of Kniglits. 
"Every man a Knight" is our slogan. ; 



i;.:, .:-.PHI KAPPA PL .; 

The January meeting of the Phi Kappa Pi was 
held immediately after the Mid-years, and in 
view of the fact that most everyone present was 
listless and brain-weary, the usual order of busi- 
ness was dispensed witli, and on motion, an in- 
formal smoker was suggested as a substitute, 
and passed. The session was a very successful 
one. No bulletins were issued, and we cannot 
say what occurred, nor would we dare to, ex- 
cept perhaps just to hint that some eloquent 
speeches were made in discussing tlie examin- 
ations and the profs. 



This month witnessed the opening of a new 
recreation room in the basement. That part of 
tlie basement which was formerly the Dynamo 
Laboratory was remodeled so completely as to 
efface even the slightest recollection of its former 
self. We defy any of the old men to come back 
and just think he remembers the old laboratory. 
In fact, the whole basement is undergoing a 
transformation. Tlie old Seismograph room un- 
der the Radio room has been appropriated and 
remodeled by Mr. Rafferty, O. S. A., for the 
"Spark" set, which has become quite too noisy 
for the main floor. The room on the main 
floor he is using exclusively for his researches 
in "Tube" transmission. We expect him soon 
to make some discoveries that will make the 
Villanova College station a prominent landmark 
in the Radio world. 



LOVE'S LABOR LOST 

Kindness to dumb animals is one of the in- 
herent traits of a true gentleman. One day last 
fall, a scrawny, dirty, unlovely mongrel made his 
appearance on the college campus. There was 
a gentleman (in fact two of them) who had com- 
passion on the beast, adopted him and baptizing 
him "Jeff" induced the creature by a hearty meal, 
to remain with us. To-day, having had the 
benefit of a Villanova cuisine, Jeff is the picture 
of robust health. His sleek, fat sides reflect 
the conscientous care of his masters, and his 
whole being exudes an atmosphere of tranquility, 
contentment, anl impregnable happiness. 

Last week, a party of gypsies passed through 
the college grounds. (Joe Dooley offered to sell 
them camping privileges over near the barns for 
$2.50). Shortly after their departure, Jeff was 
missing, and the report quickly spread that the 
gypsies had taken him with them. Such and 
idea so terrified his wardens that they set out in 
immediate pursuit. The chase was a vain one 
for hours and hours of hiking could not over- 
take the gypsy auto trucks. Weary and dis- 
couraged, they dropped the chase, and returned 
to the college, to find Jeff at the door with a smile 
to greet them. ,■■;., : 



.PRESIDENT HONORED 

The Catholic Educational Association of Penn- 
sylvania, an organization for the proper super- 
vision of the colleges, high schools, and Paro- 
chial schools of the State, held its annual conven- 
tion, at Scranton, Pa, on Dec. 28, 192L 

At this meeting Our President, the Rev. Father 
F. A. Driscoll was elected President of this Asso- 
ciation. The Villanovan extends to Father Dris- 
coll in behalf of the student body its sincere con- 
gratulations. 




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THE VI LLANO VAN 




A T a nuptial mass celebrated in the church of 
St. Thomas of Villanova occurred the mar- 
riage of Miss Ann Elizabeth Batin to Mr. F. Leo 
1^3'neh, '17. The ceremoney was performed by 
Rev. F. A, Driscoll, O. S. A., assisted by Rev. 
G. A. O'Meara, O. S. A. The bride was attend- 
ed by her sister. Miss Margaret Batin. Mr. 
Chas. McGucking acting as best man for the 
bridegroom. Immediately after the ceremony the 
couple left for an extended trip to Europe. Miss 
Batin is well known in Philadelphia and vicinity, 
having been prominent in many social activities. 
Mr. Lynch, while at Villanova, took an active 
part in athletics. The Villanovan extends its 
congratulations. 



Mr. Sylvester Benson, '18, has recently been 
appointed City Clerk of Cohoes, N, Y. a very 
responsible position. Mr. Benson, after his grad- 
uation from Villanova, attended Albany Law 
School. His congenial manner and splendid 
ability in law should earn for him the praise of 
tliose about him. The Villanovan extends its 
best wishes to Mr. Benson in liis new endeavor. 



A recent article in one of the popular engineer- 
ing magazines contained an account of the re- 
cently completed work of Mr. Joseph Waugh, 
']8, on the Hell Gate Bridge at New York. Mr. 
Waugh has completed an illumination design for 
the power plant and fire room connected with 
this gigantic bridge. His work has brought the 
commendation of men in charge. The Villa- 
novan takes this opportunity of extending its 
best wishes to Mr. Waugh. 



At an assembly of tlie entire student body of 
the college, Mr. Edward J. Douglierty, Secretary 
of the Alumni Association, gave a splendid talk 
on the plans of the Alumni for a field day. He 
said, "Tlie Alumni Association was a live outfit 
and were doing their best to bring about a closer 
union. Extensive plans were made for a bigger 
and better Villanovan. 



Among tlie guests at tlie Knights of Columbus 
Ball held in Alumni Hall, on the evening of 
Feb. 27, 1922; were Mr. John Soan, '18; Mr. 
Paul H. Quiun, '12; Mr. Norbert Minick, Mr. 
Viiy. 



THE VILLAN'OVAN 



23 




■^Ovv. 



T^O tlie average Exchange Editor of a College 
■*■ magazine, it must ever be a source of very 
great regret that the limitations of space imposed 
upon him usually prevent his giving expression 
to all of even the leading impressions, stimuli. — 
avenues of thought opened by a careful perusal 
of the leading publications that come to hand. 
Scarcely a single number, perhaps, of a contem- 
porary publication, fails to show us ample ma- 
terial for some sort of intelligent comment, so 
many contributions, ideas, features are there in 
almost every one, which might reasonably call 
for some sort of advertence, on his part, be it 
praise, appreciation or friendly criticism. In 
accordance, however, with our policy as outlined 
in the October number, we must fall back on the 
plan of treating at any length only three or four 
of the many exchanges received, following this 
by a rapid, concise review of a few others, and 
concluding with a thankful acknowledgement of 
the remainder. 

From the Athen of America we have received 
the always welcome, and usually excellent 
Boston College Stylus. The December number 
has a very beautiful and appropriate frontispiece 
in the form of a photograph of a statue of Our 
Lady and the Infant standing against a back- 
ground which gives us a glimpse of that beauty 
of Gothic architecture and decoration for which 
the Boston institution is rightly famous. This 
number seems to be rather deficient in good, read- 
able stories, having only two really worth wliile 
ones in our estimation, — "The Phantom Back 
field," an interesting and well-written football- 
love story and "The Cub's First Scoop," a clever 



little satire on Boston journalism and Boston poli- 
tics. Whatever deficiency tliere is here, however, 
is more than made up for, we think, by the very 
strong Poetry Section — "Apud Poetas." Per- 
haps the best of the poems is "The Storm Wind," 
a short descriptive poem which by its imagery, 
its choice and use of words, as well as by its verse- 
arrangement, goes very far in the direction of 
lieing adequate to its subject. A different sort 
of poem is "Musing,"- — one inspired, no doubt, 
by Wordsworth's "Intimations," yet expressing 
the thought in another way. Another excellent 
thing is the simple, delightful little lyric entitled 
"Love." Again, the lack of good essays is made 
up for in tliis number by two very good edi- 
torials — one, in a very lofty, inspired vein on 
"The Unknown Soldier" and the other more in 
the nature of an allegory, treating of an incident 
ill the journey of the Magi. 

Those departments of a College Magazine in 
wliich the December Stylus least excels are es- 
pecially strong in tlie January number of the 
Minerval, the attractive bi-monthly published 
by the Students of De Paul University, Cliicago. 
"Througli the Creature to the Creator," is an 
essay on a subject wliich is usually difficult for 
a devout Catholic to treat clearly, — it consists of 
a series of proofs of the existehce of God. We 
cannot help thinking that the authoress (yes, , 
De Paul is an example of that somewhat rare in- 
stitution, a Catholic co-educational University) 
has treated the subject in such a way as to reach 
an outsider, and« bring him thorough conviction, 
provided of course that he were at all open to 
conviction. Another very scholarly essay (in 



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the case of which one of the male sex has carried 
off lionors) is a criticism of "Paradise Lost" en- 
titled "From Another Angle." So very much 
has been said in praise of its great Puritan auth- 
or, that many have been perhaps in the habit of 
taking much for granted in his case. Particu- 
larly is this so in the case of what all will admit 
to be his masterpiece. The author of this criti- 
cism devotes some ten pages to a cool, analytical 
investigation of the merits of the famous work, 
and points out its may defects in thought and ex- 
pression. Of course the work dealing witli 
similar matter which will inevitably shine forth 
by comparison with the work liere treated is the 
Great Commedia of which we have heard so much 
lately in these Centenary days. We may say 
tliat we agree heartily, in the main, with the 
diief points of this Catholic estimate of the much 
over-praised, and we may perhaps say, little- 
studied (at least in its tremendous entirety) 
work of Milton. The two stories to which we 
have referred are "Rooms to Rent," a kindly, 
M'himsical study of boarding house life and "The 
Great Night.'' Poems of decided merit and well 
written editorials also contribute to the general 
excellence of this very creditable number. 

The Fordham Monthly for December has many 
fine points. We liked, in particular the well- 
Avritten article comparing those two exponents 
of modern Spanish life and thought — Blasco 
Ibanez and Thomas Walsh. We might, however, 
observe that the author has scarcely gone far 
enough in the direction of exposing the blatant, 
materialist, godless writer, who while professing 
to interpret the social and cultural consciousness 
of contemporary Spain is actually as far from at- 
taining his professed object as any man very well 
could be. The present "cult" of Ibanez, his pre- 
nicious influence in the novel, on the stage, and 
on the screen, should have called forth perhaps 
even a stronger denunciation on the part of the 
writer. We are glad to be reminded of the po- 
tency of the work of Thomas Walsh as a much- 
needed antidote to the destructive, worthless out- 
put of Ibanez. In the same number, among the 
prose contributions is one of special human in- 
terest entitled "The Long Journey." It is an 



account of the bus-trip to Washington taken by 
some forty of the students which ended so dis- 
astrously near Baltimore when the car and its 
occupants were liurled into a creek after the truck 
had plunged tlirough the side of a bridge just 
around a sharp curve. 

Of the poetry in this issue, "Christmas Morn" 
and "Christmas Eve" are of special merit. The 
first of these confjists of two stanzas, one telling 
forth the manner of Our Lord's first coming and 
the second depicting the coming-down of the same 
Lord to our altars on each succeeding Christmas. 
The two stories in the number at hand have not 
much distinctive merit, the first one "The Kind- 
ling Fire'' being a bit of Christmas sentiment, 
nothing more, and the second "The Strength of 
the Weak" rather melodramatic and entirely obr 
vious. All in all, however, the Monthly for De- 
cember is an entirely creditable publication. 

The Georgetown College Journal has several 
excellent stories and some good poetry, especially 
two poems about poets, but is lacking in "heavy" 
matter, essays and editorials. 

The Mountaineer is especially sitrong on stories 
A more all-round production would be achieved 
if more good verse were included. 

The weak-point of the St. Vincent College 
Journal is precisely tliat wherein tlie Moun- 
taineer is strongest. Except for one little re- 
liasliing of a somewhat childish mediaeval Yule- 
tide legend, the December number does not con- 
tain a single story. Its essays and editorials how- 
ever, are very serious and worth-while. 

The Viatorian, a quarterly from St. Viator 
College. 111., is a well balanced periodical. Tlie 
poetry and the essays on Dante, Carlyle, and 
Louise Imogen Gainey, are especially good. We 
regret that it is not published more frequently. 

The Prospector, from Mt. St. Charles College 
in Montana is notewortliy for a five page ode to 
Dante, which certainly lias much poetic merit, 
as well in form as in thought. 

We also wish to acknowledge with thanks re- 
ceipt of the following: — The Gonzaga, The So- 
larian, The Reveille, The Alvernia, Forrest 
Leaves, The Trial, The Vincentian, Orange and 
Black, and the Radnorite. 



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25 




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BASKET BALL SEASON t92U*22 



'^HEN coach "Mike" Saxe sent out his call 
for basketball candidates this season the 
result was most encouraging. In addition to 
Captain Pickett, Sweeney, Ryan, Gray and 
Loughlin, letter men of last season, Kreig, Fran- 
cella and Lynch were retained. For the open- 
ing game the Varsity entertained Hahnemann 
Medical College at Villanova, on December 17th. 
The game was fast and well contested. How- 
ever the Hahnemann team was no match for the 
well coached Villanova outfit. Many substi- 
tutions were made by Coach Saxe during the 
second half. - ' ^ /v 

Score— Villanova, 55; Hahnemann, 16. 

Villanova ; Hahnemann 

Ryan : forward ; ;/ Rillerg 

Gray forward Eckstead 

Kreig center Sliarp 

Loughlin guard Hoas 

Pickett guard Westcott 

Field goals — llyan, 8; Krieg, 3; Gray, 5; Loughlin, 2; 
Pickett, 1; Sweeney, 2; I>ynch, 1; Ki, 1; Hoas, 3. 

Foul goals— llyan 7 out of 12; Eckstead 10 out of 21. 

Referee— Emery. 



" Villanova, 25; Catholic U., 23 
The strong Catholic University five fell a 
victim to the Blue and AVhite combination here 
on Tuesday, December 20th. The game was 
closely contested on both sides and many excit- 
ing long sliots were registered. It was the first 
game in whicli Coach Saxe's men were called 
upon to expend tlieir best efforts and needless to 
say, Villanova emerged on the long end of tlie 
score. . ■■).';'■' '-;, 



V Catliolic U. 
Reilly 
■;.. ' .■■ Fasce 

Yeager 
Lynch 
Corwin 
Field goals— Ryan, 3; Kreig, 2; Fasce, 3; Yeager, 1; 
Lynch, 2; Eberts, 1. 
Foul goals— Ryan 14 out of 18; Lynch 8 out of 10". 
Referee — Lewis. 



8 — Villanovan 




Villanova 




Gray ' ...:":", ;/: , ■■ 


forward 


Ryan 


forward 


Kreig 


center 


Loughlin 


guard 


Pickett 


giuird 



Villanova, 23; U of R, 27 

The Varsity journeyed to Weightman Hall, 
on January 7, for its hardest struggle of the sea- 
son. The U. of P. team, which captured the 
Inter-collegiate title last year, was practically in- 
tact, having the same five with the exception of 
Dan McNichol. Notwithstanding this fact, how- 
ever, the Varsity, which, has steadily improved 
since the beginning of the season, was going at 
top form. Each member of the team was at his 
best and was called upon to exert his utmost ef- 
forts. From the first whistle until the final, the 
game was exciting. Villanova took the lead at 
the beginning on Ryan's foul goal, and again in 
tlie second half they were leading. Ryan's eagle 
eye for the basket kept the Penn boys always on 
the go. Gray and Ryan were acclaimed as clever 
a pair of forwards as ever stepped into Weight- 
man Hall. Captain Pickett displayed his usual 
alertness in seizing the ball. The final score 
sliowed Kreig to have two baskets, while Graves 
of Penn came througli minus his usual number. 
The enforcement of the personal foul rule dis- 
placed Ryan and Loughlin in the final few min- 
utes, weakening the Varsity in their chance for 
victory. The U. of P. team was decidely out- 
played. 

Alllanova U. of P. 

Gray forward Roserost 

Ryan forward Huntzinger 

Krieg center ; Graves 

Loughlin guard Voeglin 

Pickett guard Dessen 

Field goals — Ryan, 2; Krieg, 2; Pickett, 2; Roserost, 
1; Huntzinger, 3; Voeglin, 1; Dessen, 1. 

Foul goals — Ryan 10 out of 12; Gray 1 out of 4; 
Graves 15 out of 23. 

Referee — Cartwriglit. Umpire — Geiges. 



Villanova, 38; Utsinus, 3J 
Washington's birtliday was celebrated in a fit- 
ting manner by our triumph over Ursinus. It 










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was a hard contested game which kept the spec- 
tators excited throughout its duration. 

Ursinus was completely outclassed during the 
first half, but in the second half, due mainly to 
long shots they managed to creep up on the Var- 
iety and the final score 38-31, clearly shows just 
how hard they fought. ;V 

Every man on the Varsity scored, and it would 

be hard to say just who was the individual star. 

Wisner, with five field goals in the second lialf, 

was easily the best performer for Ursinus. 

Vlllanovu , Ursinus 

Ryan forward ■ , ■ ' F 

Gray forward ^.^^ ,/ ' Wisner 

Krieg • center Rahn 

l/oughlin guard Kingle 

Pickett guard ■..;■'[-: ':'''^^':::'::^'"'' ■, Evans 



.Villanova, 38; Lebanon Valley, 32 
In the final home game of the season, Villa- 
nova nosed out Lebanon Valley, 38-32. 

Lebanon Valley was one of the finest teams 
seen on the home court during the season. B. 
Wolfe and Homan played the best game for the 
visitors, but they were unable to offset the bril- 
liant team work of the Varsity. 

The wonderful passing game developed under 
IMike Saxe could not be solved and the defensive 
playing ability is clearly sliown by Lebanon's 
lack of field goals. Gray and Pickett led the 
scoring for the Varsity. 

Lebanon Valley a Villanova 

B. Wolfe forward Francella 

Cohen forward ^ ; Gray 

W.Wolfe center Krieg 

Homan guard liOughlin 

Clarkin guard . Pickett 



Villanova Jwnior Varsity, 20; U, of Penn Junior 

Varsity, 24 
On January 11, the Junior Varsity entertain- 
ed the Junior Varsity from tlie University of 
Pennsylvania at home. The game was inter- 
esting but very loosely contested. On account 
of the great lieight of Bren, tlie Penn center man, 
Conway was unable to get the jump. 

A^illanova J. V. U. of P. J. \. 

lyynch forward Mcintosh 

Sweeney forward 1' ShaeflPer 

Hammond center Bren 

Conway guard Heurich 

Kennedy guard .-~ Rhodes 

Field goals — Lynch, 2; Sweeney, 3; Ilannuond, 1; 
Conway, 1. 

Foul goals— lyjnch 5 out of 13. 

Substitutions — Conway for IIan»nu)nd, ^''Ise for Con- 
way, Phelan for Kennedy. 

Field goals — Mcintosh, 1; Shaeffer, 2; Bren, 3; Heu- 
rich, 2; Rhodes, 1, 

Foul goals — Rhodes G out of 17. 



The Varsity journeyed to West Point and there 
received their third reversal of the season. They 
were confident that they could beat the Army 
and this confidence was not lost until the final 
whistle blew. The Varsity played its usual de- 
fensive game, thereby keeping the Army score 
low. But they also had to cope with a wonderful 
defensive system which they were unable to solve 
until late in the game. The Army displayed 
wonderful form and they really deserved to win. 
Jt was only after a hard contested game that 
they did emerge the victors. 



V Vill^iiova, 34; Georgetown, 39 

A victory which was by no means earned, 
was accorded to Georgetown University, on Jan- 
uary 19, at Washington. The battle was bitter 
and liard fought by the Villanova boys but of 
no avail. Again and again fouls were called for 
wliich the oflScials could give no satisfactory ex- 
planation. At half time the score stood 18-18. 

The splendid passing of the Varsity was ap- 
plauded by the spectators many times. Ryan 
and Gray were everywhere with a display of 
floor work never before seen at Georgetown. 
Captain Pickett was an important factor in 
steadying his men, thus enabling them to put 
forth a brand of basket ball worthy of mention. 
Loughlin came through in the pinches, as did 
Kreig, our towering center man. 

Villanova Georgetown 

Ryan forward i^ Flavin 

Gray forward Florence 

Krieg center , O'Connell 

Loughlin guard Zazzalli 

Pickett guard ; Byrne 
Substitutions — Schmidt for Florence, Carney for Flavin. 

Field goals— Ryan, 5; Gray, 2; Krieg, 1; Loughlin, 3. 

Foul goals— Ryan 12 out of 13. 

Field goals— Flavin, 3; Florence, 4; O'Connell, 6"; 
Byrne, 1 ; Schmidt, 2. 

Foul goals — 7 out of 16. 

Referee — Schauder. Umpire — Nietzzer. 



Villanova, 29; Ursinus, 28 

On February 1, we entered on the last lap of 
our schedule. In the first game at Collegeville, 
witli Ursinus we were returned the winners by 
the close score 29-28. ^^ " / ■ : 

Kreig was the real star of the game. He count- 
ed for five double deckers. Ryan also kept the 
team in tlie lead by his ability to shoot from the 
fifteen foot mark, 

Villanova ^^:^^^^ "^^ ; ;; U^ 

Ryan . forward Wisner 

Gray : ' : forward Frutchey 

Kreig cenetr : , Kengle 

Loughlhi : ; guard Evans 

Pickett ^ guard Gotslialk 




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was a hard coiitt'slt d ii'anic \\liicli kept llif spt'c- 
tatoi's excited tliroiiu'lioul it> duration. 

I r.siiui.-< \\ a.-, coiuplcli'l \ out>'las-.i d diiri?iii llit 
(irst lialf, hut in the second halt, due inainlv to 
lonii,' shots they nianaii'cd to eree|) np on the \'ar 
isty ami the linal score ;iS-;{ 1 , I'lcarly shows jnst 
how hard they fought. ,: :::'''^"' -<".'■:[''■■;' '■'^'^■^' ^■'''"..'■'■["'■' ^ 

I'A'cry man on the \ arsity scored, and it would 

he hard to say just who was the individual star. 

W'isner, with (i\'e iield i^oals in the second hall. 

was easily the hesl perlOrnu'r Tor I rsinns. 

\'ili;m()\;i ■ I 'rsiinis 

l!y;in roi'u;ii-(l l'"l'iltclie\' 

(!r;iy Ini'ward ■.■'■■'■". W'isiici' 

K ricjr cciilcr '':■■■■:'■.:■':'■'■ l!;ilin 

l.oii^hliit ':'.;,,:■;:;.■ .■triijnul ■'■'''.'■''".'[.■■:' ' Kinjrl<' 

I'iekell : ■ V;'.. \ , . ' , iiii;n'(i I'l\;ms 

" ; .Villanova, 38; Lebanon Valky, 32 

In the (inal honu' i;;nne ed the season. \'illa 
no\-a nosed out I.ehaiion \ alley. .'!S :',-2. 

I.ehanon N'alley was one of the (inest teams 
seen on the home court during' the season. I?. 
\\ OH'e and lloman pl.ayed the hest u,ame lor the 
visitors, hilt the\- were nnahle to olTset the hril 
liant team work of the Varsity. >: :;;-^^:; v. 

The wonderl'id passinu' name de\'eloped iindi'r 
Mike Saxe could in)t he soKcd and the (ler<'nsi\-e 
playinii' ahility is clearly shown hy I.ehanon s 
lack of field iioals. (Iray and Pickett led the 
seorin;;- for the \ .arsitw 

I .cli.-mdll W-iHcy \"il|;iun\ ;i 

I). Willie fui'W.il'd l''l';inc('ll;i 

I'lilu'n liirw jird ( lr;iy 

W. WiiH'c ccnler K rici; 

I liiiiiiiii fiiianl 1 .(iiiuhlin 

Cljirkin ,i;ii;ii'(l I'ickcll 

VilLmova Junior Varsity, 20: U. of Pcnn Junior 

Varsity, 24 

()n .l;inii;iry II, the .lunior \. arsity entert.ain 

<d the .Inin'or \,arsit\' iVe.m tin I nixcrsity of 

I'ennsy l\ani;i at home. The name w;is inter 

estinii' hilt \(r\- loosclx- contested. ()n aeeoiiiit 

ol the great heigh! ot Hreii, the I'ciin center m.-in. 

('onw,-iy w;is una hie to get the jump. 

\ill,in(i\^i ,1. \ , I . of I". ,1, W 

I .\ ncli tiii-w .ii-d MclntMsli 

.Sweeney Inrw ;i rd . Sh;ielVer 

I I.I 111 iiiiiiid cell! ( r I >reli 

( 'diiw ;i,\ ^iii.ird 1 leiirich 

Keniled\ Llii.ii'd liliodes 

l''ield ^ii.ils l,\Meli. '.' ; .Sweeney. :!; li.i i ii ini ind. I: 
( III! w ;iy. I . 

I'liiil iiii;i|s I \ neli .") Old iif i:i. 

.Sidist ii lit ioiV' ('iiii\v;i.\ Im' ILiiniiinnd. N'ise I'iii- ( nn 
\\ .'ly. I Miel.i II I'lir K<nne(l\ . 

I'iejd pi;ds Mehddsh'. I: Sliaeller. •_• : I'.reii. ;i: Men 
I'ifli. •_': till. ides. I. 

I'liill tin.ds liliiides (i Mill 111 17. 



Ilie X'arsity jonnieyed to West Point and there 
received their third reversal of the season. Tlicy 
wert confident that th< y lonld heat the .Vmiy 
and this con/idenee was not lost nntil tiie filial 
whistle hlew. The N'arsity played its usual de- 
li nsive game, therehy keeping the Army score 
low. Hut they also had to copt' with ;> wonderful 
defensive system which they were iinahle to solve 
until late in the game. 'I"he Army dis|)layed 
wonderful form and they really deserved to win. 
It was only after a hard contested game that 
thev (lid emerge the victors. 



Villanova, 34; Georgetown, 39 

.\ victory which was hy no means earned, 
was accorded to (ieorgetown I iiiversity, on .Ian 
nary li). at Washington. The hattle was bitter 
and hard fought hy tire \'illanova hoys hut of 
no avail. Again and again fouls were called for 
which the officials could give no s.atisfactorv ex 
planalion. At half tinu' the score stood ISIS. - 

'i"he splendid passing of the X'arsity was ap- 
pl.iiided hy the spectators m.any times. Uy.an 
and (ir.'iy were everywhere with a (lisi)lay of 
floor work never before seen at (ieorgetown. 
C aptain Pickett was an important factor in 
steadying his men. thus enabling them to |)ut 
forth a brand of basket ball worthy of mention. 
I.oiighlin came through in the pinches, as did 
Kreig. our towering center man. 

Nill.iniKji ( leor^i-ctowii 

lf.\.iii forwjinl I-'l;iviii 

( ii'.iy fdi-vv ard i''li)reMCc 

Kiiei! center O'Comiell 

I.dni;lilin ji-iiard /,;i/,y,;iin 

I'iekell {i-iiard liyrne 
Snlislil ntiiiiis - Scliinidl t'er I''l(irciice. Cjiniey for l'"l;i\iii. 

I'ield i;d;ds liv.iii. ."): (Iniy. 2: Krieji-. I: I .diifihiiii, :{. 

l-'diil t:ii;ils liyan I'J out of !.'{. 

I'ield Ud.ils l'l;i\iii. :{ : I-'loreuce. t; ( )"('(iiHiell, (i ; 
Ilyriie. I ; .Selnnidl. "J. 

I''diil iiii.ds 7 dill dl' hi. 

Ivel'eice Seli;i nder. I 'iii|iire \ iel //,er. 

Villanova, 29; Ursinus, 28 

()ii l'eliru;iry 1. we entered on the hast lap of 
eiir schedule. In the first ganu' at C'ollegcxille. 
with I rsiniis we were returned the winners bv 
the close score ■i!l-JS. 

Kreig was the real st/ir of the game, lie could 
ed for live double deckers. Hy.an also kept the 
ti .im in the lead hy his .•ii)ility to shoot from the 
I'ltteeii Idot mark. 

\ill;illd\ ;i ■ frsiiuis 

li.V'in forward Wisncr 

fdrwiird I'"riitclicv- 

ccnelr KeiiKJe 

iiiwird J'Aniis 

fi'ii.inl Cdtshalk 



( ll'.IV 

K rr\u. 
I .iinp'lilin 
I'iekell 



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Yillanova 




Ryan 


forward 


Gray 


forward 


Kreig 


center 


I^oughlin 


guard 


Pickett 


guard 



Villanova, 40; Temple,21 
The Varsity met Temple University on Febru- 
ary 11, and triumphed over them for the second 
time this season. The final score was 40-21. 
Pickett and Kreig were the bright spots with the 
Varsity line-up. 

Temple was unable to score from the field dur- 
ing the first half. Griffin was responsible for 
both goals. Laffert„ due to his ability to throw, 
kept Temple in the scoring column. 

Temple 
Griffin 

Shepps 

Lafferty 

Jenkins 

Gilbert 

Villanova, 28; St. Joseph's, 26 
In a return game with St. Joseph's on their 
court, our sterling, clever passing, accurate slioot- 
ing quintet completely baffled the Quaker-City 
passers by the score of 28-26. The outstanding 
features of the game were the machine-like 
smootlmess of Villanova's team-play and the 
high scoring power of Jack Ryan, forward and 
foul-shooter. 

Villanova had the game completely in hand, 
with ten minutes to play, the score 24-10 in her 
favor. At this moment a player was seen to 
dart through St. Joe's defense, dribbling the ball 
and covering the ground between himself arid 
the basket with amazing speed. He was closely 
followed by a St. Joe player. He leaped for the 
basket with the ball; as he did so the opposing 
player charged with every ounce of force that 
he possessed. The lithe figure in blue and white 
who now lay upon the floor, was our own Earl 
. "flash" Gray. It was impossible for him to con- 
tinue the game and he was helped to the side- 
lines. Francella was substituted for Gray and 
within eight minutes St. Joe's had scored 15 
points while Villanova was able to secure only 
two points. The morale of the team was com- 
pletely shattered. With only two minutes to go 
it was necessary to have Gray return to the game 
regardless of liis physical condition. New life 
was instilled into tlie team and from then on it 
was all Villanova. 



Villanova 




St. Joscpli 


Ryan 


forward 


Devine 


Gray 


forward 


Ofikes 


Krieg 


center 


Crean 


I.oughlin 


guard 


DiFilippo 


I'ickett 


guard 


Dugan 



Varsityv 80; Alumni, 25 
The annual basket ball game between the Var- 
sity and her former "grads" was played at Villa- 
nova, on Friday evening, February 17, 1922. 
Some one has said "They never come back" but 
the grads did come back with lots of fight and 
pep. A special feature of the game was the 
"wild" shooting of Charlie McGuckin and Chick 
McLoughlin. The older boys were forced to 
call time in several instances, but again and 
again sliowed tlie indomitable spirit, which gen- 
erally characterized their former days on Villa- 
nova teams. 



Varsity 
Ryan 
Gray 
Krieg 
Louglilin 
Pickett (Capt.) 



Aluirmi 

forward O'Connor 

forward (Cliick) McLouglilin 

center Feeney 

guard Douglierty 

guard McGuckin (Capt.) 



Villanova vs* Temple 

On January 14, after the brilliant showing 
against the U. of P. quintet, the Varsity again 
broke into the winning column. Temple Uni- 
versity furnished the excitement. 

The first half really won the game for the 
Varsity rolled up more points during this half 
than did Temple during the entire game. Cap- 
tain Pickett, with six field goals, led the scoring. 

Griffin accounted for Temple's few field goals 
during the first half and wag the outstanding 
man on Temple's squad during the whole game. 

Villanova Temple 

Ryan forward ;: McCall 

Gray forward Griffin 

Krieg center Jenkins 

lyoughlin guard I.afferty 

guard s ;: Slough 



Pickett 



Villanova, 24; St. Joseph^ J8 

On January 25, the Varsity played St. Joseph's 

College. The game was slow and uninteresting 

except for a very short period before the close 

of the game, when Gray tallied two field goals 

in close succession. This practically ended the 

game for it gave the Varsity a lead which St. 

Joseph's could not overcome. 

St. Joseph's AHllanova 

Oakes forward Ryan 

DuflF forward Gray 

Crean center Krieg 

Deady guard I.oughlin 

Devine guard Pickett 



Substitutions — Francella for Gray; Gray for Fran- 
cella. 



Summary 
The season just finislicd was in every respect 
a success. Tlie hard schedule wliich included 
some of the fastest College teams in tlie East, 



THE V I LLA N VAN 



29 



was completed witli but tliree defeats. These 
were to the U. of P., Georgetown and the Army. 
The Georgetown game should have been chalk- 
ed up in the winning column, but fate intervened. 

Mike Saxe has developed a team of which 
every true Villanovan should be justly proud. 
Each man at all times, under all conditions, did 
his best. 

The burden of scoring led to Captain Pickett, 
Kreig and Ryan, but they could not hope to ac- 
complish what they did without the excellent 
support of Gray and Loughlin. The floor work 
of these men was above reproach. Conway, 
Lynch and Francella fitted in perfectly, and sub- 
stitutions did not in any measure break up team 
■■work,; 

In most of our victories, as well as in our de- 
feats, it was team work against individuals, and 
team work generally won out. 

John Riordan, Manager elect, has begun work 
on an entensive schedule for the 1922-1923 sea- 
son. Mr, Riordan, working in conjunction with 
coach Saxe intends to arrange a schedule worthy 
of a team, of the calibre of Villanova Varsity. 



Tommy O'Malley, National Inter-Collegiate 
Champion of the one hundred and thirty-five 
pound class, and Captain of the U. of Penn box- 
ing team in 1921, is now a member of the Sopho- 
more class of Villanova. 

Recently he competed in an Inter-City Tour- 
nament, held in Pittsburg, against Boo Ryan, 
tlie Allegheny Mountain A. A. U. Champion. 
Tommy represented the Meadowbrook Club of 
Philadelphia. As usual he clearly demonstrated 
his fistic ability. Villanova is to be congratu- 
lated in having a worthy defender of her laurels 
in the squared arena. 



«Pfep*' Basket Ball Notes 
The Prep quintet although composed of play- 
ers of champion calibre, tutored by our capable 
Coacli Mike Saxe, and backed by the entire 
Prep School and College student bodies were, 
due to ill-favored breaks, unable to finish 
among the leaders of the Catholic League Cham- 
pionship. 

The Prep team under tlie great handicap of 
being unable to present the same line-up on more 
than two occasinons, should be commended for 
the fine spirit manifested and the type of basket 
ball played under the adverse conditions, which 
confronted tliem throughout the entire season. 
The opening league game was with Catholic 



High, last year's champions and present title 
holders. The Preps were trailing Catholic High 
by the score of 19-12 at the end of the first half. 
However, after play was resumed the staunch 
Villanova spirit was displayed by the Preps; 
who gradually cut down the lead of the visitors 
until with only five minutes to play, the score 
stood 25-25. From here on the score see-sawed 
first in favor of one and then in favor of the other. 
The last minute of play had every one on edge, 
enthusiasm ran high, pandomenium reigned, two 
field goals for Catholic High. One field goal 
for our Prep. Timer's whistle sounded end of 
game. Who won? Although Catholic High 
was acclaimed the victor by the score of 33-30, 
our Preps won a true moral victory and the 
admiration of all present. Captain Walker Kane 
and Jimmy Quinn starred for Villanova. 



Salesianum High School quintet was the next 
to appear against the Preps on our home court. 
The game was furiously contested throughout. 
The score at half-time was 13-12 in Villanova's 
favor. The final score recorded a victory for the 
Preps, by the narrow margin of one point, being 
30-29. Schubert starred for the Preps, netting 
six field goals, and ten free throws from the 
fifteen foot mark for a total of 22 points. 



Villavnova Team Conquers Btifts 
The Villanova Prep basket ball quintet de- 
feated West Catholic High School 30 to 22 in a 
fast game at Villanova, Jan. 24. The first half 
was hotly contested and ended with the Main 
liners leading 16-15. 

McNamara, fiormer football star, made his 
debut in the cage game by scoring three baskets 
in tile first half. The Villanovans lead the Burrs 
in the second half by one point, until only five 
minutes playing time was left. Villanova then 
started freezing the ball, and as the rooters readi- 
ed tlie peak of excitement, one of the men would 
cut for the basket and scored a hanger. Three 
successive plays of this type were made before 
tlie final whistle blew. 



St, Joe's Prep, our great rivals, were the next 
team to meet the Preps and after a hectic con- 
test, forced our Preps to bow to their great of- 
fensive playing by the close score of 23 to 18. 
Schubert who shot the fouls for Villanova regis- 
tered 12 out of 15. Joe McGwin made his in- 
itial appearance in the court game and looks 
like a comer. 



30 



THE VILLA NO VAN 



In a return game with R. C. H. S. on their 

court, our Preps lost by the score of 31-24. 

Schubert again displayed his ability as a foul 

shooter, converting 8 out of 9 chances, from the 

fifteen foot mark into points. John Murphy 

was substituted in this game and incidently made 

liis debut in Villanova athletics. 

Villanova Prep. 
Schuber forward 

Vail forward 

center 

guard 

guard 



Harkins 
Quinn 
Kane (Capt.) 



R. C. H. S. 

Coffey (Capt.) 

Logan 

McNally 

Maxwell 

' Qifford 



Villavnova Prep without Schubert in the line- 
up, met and lost to West Catholic on their court 
to the tune of 29-18. Captain Kane tallied three 
field goals, and resumed the foul-shooting which 
Schubert formerly took care of. Kane scored a 
total of 18 points. 

Villanova 
McNamara forward 

McGwyn forward ; 

Kane center 

Schuber ' ;>■ guard ' ■ - 

J. Quinn guard 

Field goals — Schuber, 4; McNamara, 2; Quinn, 3; 
Kane, 2; MuUin, 3; HoUeran, Blake. 

Foul goals — Mullin, 8; McHenry, 3; Schuber, 7. 

Referee — Lewis. Substitutions — Harkins for McGwyn, 
Vail for Harkins, Devor for Mullin, O'Connell for Hol- 
leran. Time — 20 minute halves. 



West Catholic 

Mullin 

; McHenry 

McDonald 

HoUeran 

Blake 



As at once the prelude of the Villanova Var- 
sity and Temple University game and epilogue 
of an uncertain season. The Preps fought their 
way to a 26 to 24 victory over Temple Prep. 
Jimmy Quinn and Vail played an exceptionally 
fine game. The former made five field goals 
from very difficult angles of the floor. The Prep 



conquest was an incentive to the Varsity, who 
figuratively swept tlie Temple quintet off their 
feet. 



This year's training was the laying of a founda- 
tion for a 1922-'23 champion Prep team, among 
wliom may be listed several members of this 
year's first and second teams. "The boys of to- 
day are the men of to-morrow" and likewise, 
"Novices of to-day are Champions of to-mor- 
row." 



April 

April 

April 

April 

April 

April 

April 

May 

May 



8. 
12. 
19. 
21. 
26. 
28. 
5. 
'6. 



May 18 



May 
May 
May 



19. 
20. 
21. 



May 22 



May 
May 
June 
June 



27. 

30. 

3 

10 



Base Ball Schedule for J922 
1, Ursinus at Villanova. 

St. Joseph's College at Villanova. 

New York City College at Villanova. 

Lehigh at Soutli Bethlehem, Pa. 

Boston College at Villanova. 

Ursinus at Collegeville, Pa. 

Albright at Villanova. 
Gettysburg at Villanova. 
New York City College at Now York, 

N. Y. 

U. S. Submarine Base at New Lon- 
don, Conn. 

Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass. 

Boston College at Boston, Mass. 

New Bedford Knights of Columbus 

at New Bedford, Mass. 

Lawrence Knights of Columbus 

Lawrence, Mass. 

Lebanon Valley at Villanova. 

Lebanon Valley at Annville, Pa. 

Muhlenburg at Allentown, Pa. 

Lafayette at Easton, Pa. 



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THE V I LLA NO VAN 



In a return game witli II. C. H. S. on their 

court, our Preps lost by the score of 31-24. 

Schubert again displayed his ability as a foul 

shooter, converting 8 out of 9 chances, from the 

fifteen foot mark into points. John Murphy 

was substituted in this game and incidently made 

his debut in Villanova atliletics. 

Villunova Prep. 
Schuber forward : ; ; 

Vail forward 

Harkins center 

guard 

guard 



Quinn 
Kane (Capt.) 



R. C. H. S. 

Coffey (Capt.) 

Logan 

McNally 

Maxwell 

Clifford 



Villavnova Prep without Schubert in the line- 
up, met and lost to West Catholic on their court 
to the tune of 29-18. Captain iCane tallied three 
field goals, and resumed the foul-shooting which 
Schubert formerly took care of. Kane scored a 

total of 18 points. -■'^'^- .^> '' '',k:/-''' \v- ^ :r'"'S' ^:'^-''r ^'^^^■^^ 

Villanova i.^' West Catholic 

Mc'Namara forward ': Mullin 

McGwyn forward McHenry 

Kane ^^ center McDonald 

Schuber guard ; | Holleran 

J. Quinn guard Blake 

Field goals — Schuber, 4; McNamara, 2; Quinn, 3; 
Kane, 2; Mullin, 3; Holleran, Blake. 

Foul goals — Mullin, 8; McHenry, 3; Schuber, 7. 

Referee — Lewis. Substitutions — Harkins for McGwyn, 
Vail for Harkins, Devor for Mullin, O'Connell for Hol- 
leran. Time— 20 minute halves. 



As at once the prelude of the Villanova Var- 
sity and Temple University game and epilogue 
of an uncertain season. The Preps fought their 
way to a 26 to 24 victory over Temple Prep. 
Jimmy Quinn and Vail played an exceptionally 
fine game. The former made five field goals 
from very difficult angles of the floor. The Prep 



conquest was an incentive to tlie Varsity, who 
figuratively swept the Temple quintet oft' their 
feet. '-:'[■:'■: '-'-'•' 



This year's training was the laying of a founda- 
tion for a 1922-'2.3 champion Prep team, among 
whom may be listed several members of tliis 
year's first and second teams. "The boys of to- 
day are tlie men of to-morrow" and likewise, 
"Novices of to-day are Champions of to-mor- 
row." 



April 

April 

April 

April 

April 

April 

April 

May 

May 



May 
May 
May 



1. 

8. 
12. 
19. 
21. 
26. 
28. 
5. 
'6. 



May 18. 



19. 
20. 
21. 



May 22. 



May 


27. 


May 


30. 


June 


3. 


June 


10. 



Base Ball Schedule fot i922 

Ursinus at Villanova. 

St. Joseph's College at Villanova. 

New York City College at Villanova, 

Lehigh at South Bethleliem, Pa. 

Boston College at Villanova. 

Ursinus at Collegeville, Pa. 

Albright at Villanova. 
Gettysburg at Villanova. 
New York City College at New York, 

N. Y. ^>/.,v .■■:-.,;,>-■:■;■■■, . 
U. S. Submarine Base at New Lon- 
don, Conn. 

Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass. 
Boston College at Boston, Mass. 
New Bedford Knights of Columbus 
at New Bedford, Mass. 
Lawrence Knights of Columbus 
Lawrence, Mass. 
Lebanon Valley at Villanova. 
Lebanon Valley at Annville, Pa. 
Muhlenburg at Allentown, Pa. 
Lafayette at Easton, Pa. 



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SUNSET 

The gfolden sunset tells of parting: day — 

So shall our lives as swiftly pass away* 

And float into that land so ever far 

Where grief^ nor sorrow — tears shall never mar 

That sweet celestial happiness complete 

Oor dearest friends forever more to greet* 

At close of day we bid to all adiet^ 
Mayhaps the morrow brings us something new* 
It may be clouds of pain or of distress. 
But on our way we earnestly must press* 
Think you that some day there shall be reward? 
Remember then the promise of the Lord* 

Do not despair tho life hath weary way, 
*Tis but a trysting place that seemth gay* 
In quiet solitude seek happy peace 
Where from that Font calm waters never cease* 
There earthly woes and troubles quick depart 
True rest is found within the Sacred Heart* 

— Harry J. Carroli., '20. 



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James A. Moloney, *20 



IF one were to sit down and make a careful 
study of the universe in which we live, and 
try to figure p\it mathematically ihow many 
square miles, how many descendants of Abra- 
ham, how much garlic, and how many Fords 
there are in this little old cosmas of ours, he 
would, no doubt, get brain-fever. To count 
the P'ords alone would be a life-long job for 
any man, but if he took it upon himself to enum- 
erate the other useless and useful things a life 
as long as Methusiala's would not be half long 
enough. But no one man is obliged to do this. 
We do not exactly know how it happened, still 
if you desire information on any one or all of 
these points you can readily get it by consulting 
the proper authorities. 

Some ambitious scientists have gone to the 
trouble of finding out just how big the world is. 
We take it for granted that they are correct when 
they tell us that the earth is about 8000 miles in 
diameter and 3.1416 times 8000 or a little less 
than 25,000 miles in circumference. If you get 
a paper big enough and multiply this by that 
and do a few other things you will find the area 
to be 144,110,600 square kilometers. If we did 
not have a Congress who appropriate money in 
these figures we would hardly know how to 
enumerate them. But we have to pay the taxes 
so we learned how. (That is at least one thing 
this Congress has accomplished, yet these figures 
must be correct, for figures don't lie.) 

Some other men have expended much time 
and patience in counting the number of people 
on earth and their tables show 1,603,300,000. 
We also take this for granted, and we can see 
how these figures might be true by comparing 
the few we know to the countless millions we 
have never even seen. If we were to so arrange 
the population so that ten people were in every 
square kilometer there would still be enough 
left over to form a bread-line extending from 
Kalamazoo to Timbuktu. 

These figures certainly are enough to make 
you dizzy or to drive you to drink. Then too, 
they refer only to the earth. Besides the earth, 
the universe consists of many other planets, some 
of which are as much larger than the earth as a 



push-ball is than a marble; and above and be- 
yond the earth the blue field of the heavens is 
estimated to contain 100,000,000 stars. The 
nearest star to the earth is 25,000,000 miles away. 
If you would appreciate just how far this is 
start walking on a hike of this length some morn- 
ing before breakfast and you would have a 
pretty good appetite before you got back, or 
you would have no appetite when you were 
brought back; but if you complete the hike 
you will have passed the Statue of Liberty, 
provided you start from New York, more than 
25,000 times. 

Pale Cynthia, the nearest heavenly body to us, 
is further away than the added length of all 
"Babe Ruth's" home runs, which is quite a dis- 
tance. 

Still with all this maze of figures and almost 
unimaginable distance we have, thru scientific 
discoveries, become so familiar with the stars 
and planets that one might think they lived 
right next door to us. Many, in fact, are better 
acquainted with these heavenly bodies than they 
are with the people in the same flat. We hear 
one poet warble about Orion. 

Many a night from yonder ivied casement ere I went 

to rest, 
Did I look on great Orion sloping slowly to the West. 

We thought at first he was talking about 
some policeman, but in that case he would have 
to eliminate the "ivied casement " ,: 

Many a night from yonder open window, down ui)()n the 

busy street. 
Did I look on Pat O'Ryan slowly going round his beat. 

We speak of the Dog-star as if it were a 
blue ribbon winner at a recent show; the Great 
Bear is more familiar to us tlian the one at the 
Zoo; we feel as tlio the Dipper has long since 
taken place of the Old-oaken-bucket; we take 
much more pleasure in watching the Leos of the 
blue vault than we do of the man-eating lion in 
the circus; in order to immortalize old Villanova 
one group of stars were sliaped like the Var- 
sity "V;" we are so familiar with the moon that 
we can tell just as accurately when it will be 
full, as we can that "Hans" wlill be full next pay- 
day, Only a few days ago some gent from 



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Kirkbrides or Norristown, or some place like 
that, said he got a wireless message from Mars. 
An inmate of one of the London institutions got 
tlie same message at the same time. Even "Old 
Man Wireless" Marconi himself, did not under- 
stand the code, so they conclude it must be from 
Mars. Of course it must. Because no electrical 
disturbance could take place at a point equi-dis- 
tant from these two places at the same time (?) 
Now the fact that two places so far apart receiv- 
ed the same message at the same time proves that 
it came from Mars. Ergo Mars is inhabited, q. 
e. d,, but rather p. d. q. 

You remember also, how some years ago 
one Hans Pfaall and one of Jules Verne's friends 
took a trip to the moon. But neither of them 
liked the Lady up there so they didn't stay. 

But lets us get back to earth. Some time 
ago we read a book by an author of the "Chester- 
tonian Era." We thought it was fairly good so 
we recommended it to another. Two or three 
days later we asked him what he thought of 
"Soandso's" book. 

"Well," he said, "the characters were living, 
situation good, life at its best, and descriptions 
excellent, but — the author evidently thinks the 
world is about as big as a half dollar." 

For a few minutes we did not quite see his 
point. However, after recalling the characters 
portrayed, the things described and how the plot 
was unraveled we saw the light. 

The story opens with an American boy of 
twelve years on his way to England. He is the 
hero; so. naturally, he is a winning lad, a regular 
fellow. One of the sailors, an Irishman, takes a 
liking to him and shows him a few points in the 
manly art of self-defense. When he arrives in 
England he does things in much the same way as 
he did in America. He goes to school, to bed, to 
church and to meals, he fought and got black- 
eyes and he paid for them in the same coin. He 
met many people over there, one in particular he 
remembered well, a young orphan girl tripping 
the light fantastic to the music of a hurdy-gurdy. 
Twelve year later you would expect the hero to 
be a man, and he is, a man in every sense; back 
in America. ■■v->'.~u:'::,. ■;.:; ,.-.-:. .•^: ■\. /.:;.. -;.;.. ^.w-..- 

One night, while passing thru a park in New 
York, he saw a big "bully" relieving a small man 
of his ready cash and his grandfather's watch. 
The hero tries to prevent. A cop, hearing the 
noise, arrives on the scene. And lo ! — who was 
the cop, but the former Irish sailor. Some tijne 
later he saw the little dancer, now an accomplish- 



ed terpsichorean artist. He also met several 
other of the people whom he had met in his trav- 
els, but these two were the most noticeable re- 
sults of chance. 

We realize fully that this prosaic account 
would not tend to increase the sales of his book, 
but, in justice to the author, we must say he did 
much better than we can do. 

Now what do you think of the criticism? 
You will, no doubt, say it was a very good one. 
But you must also give the author credit for 
knowing his business. Why did he make the 
sailor, an Irishman? Because he wanted to put 
him on the New York police force later. Why 
did he teach the hero to box? Because he want- 
ed to have a means of defending himself in tight 
places. Why did he have the young girl dance to 
the hurdy-gurdy music? Because later he want- 
ed to put her on the stage. 

But you will say the New York police force 
is vtvy large and there are many young girls 
dancing on the stage. 

Sure. Say ! Were you ever down at Atlan- 
tic City on Easter Sunday? If you were you 
went along the board-walk with — well even by 
yourself, — and suddenly someone comes and claps 
you on the back, — you look around — and there if 
it isn't one of your old college chums. Now you 
and — well just you and your college chum are 
not the only pebbles on the beach on Easter 
Sunday. This criticism may have been correct 
when Columbus or your grandfather came over, 
but it does not hold today. 

The world is getting smaller every day. Do 
not misunderstand us; we do not maintain that 
tlie equator is tightening its belt or that the heat 
of the sun is causing any appreciable shrinkage 
in the number of square kilometers. No, we do 
not hold this. But, after all, miles and square 
miles or the mere cut and dried measure of dis- 
tance is not the only means of computation. 

We hear of a fellow in France who was A. 
W. O. L. (away without leave) strolling along a 
road near Verdun. He came across a base-ball 
game. From the distance he saw the batter hit 
one and start toward first. When he saw this 
man run he thought he recognized him. He went 
over to the field and sure enough it was one of 
tlie boys from his home town, Skweedunk, Penn- 
sylvania ; another man on the bench was from the 
same town. Right there they had a reunion; 
they didn't even miss "Sammy" the peanut-man. 
Tliere were two million Americans in France 
and France takes up a little space on the map. 



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We know another fellow who met his brother on 
Rue de Bullion in Paris. 

A young druggist in a small town had a 
clientele of "cullard boys" who borrowed money 
from him 'til pay-day." This fellow enlisted in 
the Army one day before pay-day. One year 
later while walking along the banks of the Meuse 
one of his clients hails him. 

"Y, mista Pat, how is y' all, anyway?" 
Mista Pat was delighted to see anybody from 
home. 

"Ah says, Mista Pat, y' all left befo' pay- 
day. Say mos' all you friens is aron' de corne' 
playin' de ole game. Yesteda was pay-day. 
Y' all betta step 'round an' 'collect.' " All he 
needed was a drug store to be right at home. 

In "Father Duffy's Story" we read of the 
"Sixty-Ninth" passing another New York city 
regiment on an old mud road in Northern France. 
They stopped. 

"HeUo, Bill"— "Howdy Pat?" "Say is Bill 
Kelly over there?" "Yes." Brother met brother — 
friend met friend. The old mud road was for a 
minute as good as the "Great White-Way." Then 
they passed on — to meet again — where? If not 
in this world, in the next; which after all is not 
so far away. 

Modern inventions have changed nearly 
everything. We say nearly because they did not 
change England's attitude toward Ireland, nor 
the leopard's spots, nor William Jennings Bryan's 
political or grape-juiceical convictions. Instead 
of taking months to cross the Atlantic, it is now 
down to a matter of hours. How many times 
of late we hear people say, "I think I'll take a 
run over to see Maimie." "Where is she living 
now, in Camden?" "O, no, she went back to Ire- 
land last week." 

In the office — "I was talking to Smith last 
night." "I thought Smith was out in San Fran- 
cisco." 

"He is." ■'" ■ 

"That's right, I forgot about the trans-con- 
tinental telephone being completed." 

In the newspaper — 

New York Herald — Morning Edition — Sep- 
tober, 33, 1920. "Last night at 11 P.M. the 
natives of South Africa held their one hundred 
and sixth annual promenade." 

"The Silver-Shell is in distress 60° 20' N. W. ' 
two thousand miles off the coast of somewhere." 
"How do you know?" "Got it by wireless." 

Washington D. C, 12 M. "I just got a let- 



ter posted in New York, at 10 A.M. this morn- 
ing." 

"Why, that's not possible." 
; "Sure, it is man, Air-Service.'%^^^;;^^y : v T^ 

Over in Paris they eat Chicago beef, up in 
Montreal they eat Bermuda bananas; in Paris 
also they receive messages from Germany in the 
way of giant-shells; down in Georgia they eat 
Alaska salmon, — all due to modern invention. 
Modern inventions bring the whole world to your 
back-door; all you have to do is listen for the 
knock and open the door. 

Go to the movies. While you sit there in a 
chair fastened to the floor, the first thing you 
know you see Peary up near the North Pole; 
then while you wink your eyes. Col. Roosevelt 
is seen going up the Amazon; the Kaiser starts 
for Paris and in a few minutes you see him with 
his fingers in the dykes ; under the breeze of an 
electric fan you see a ball-game replayed that 
you had spent two hours and much sweat watch- 
ing. And then, if you went in on Jackson Street 
you come out on Jackson Street. 

Now, how big is the world? 

You can go all around it for seventeen cents, 
including war tax, in two hours or even less if 
Burton Holmes has the speed-up camera; you 
can read all about the doings of the Bolsheviki 
and the Pacifists for two cents; you can see the 
planet and the stars and even get pictures of them 
as life-like as the "stars" on the "screen" or in 
the rogues gallery; you can hear the voice of 
Caruso and McCormick and Uncle Joshua and 
Ada Jones, in your own home; you can smoke 
opium and eat Sahra dates in Philadelphia; you 
can visit Rio de Janeiro, the Cosmopolitan City, 
and meet a representative from any nation under 
.the sun.- -...■^' ■■■■■' ■-■-■' 

Or perhaps, if you are fortunate enough, 
you do not even have to go to South America. 
You may have a little world or the products of 
the world in your own household; Irish watch- 
man, English butler, Jap valet, Swedish scrub- 
woman, China laundryman, French lady's maid, 
American house-keeper, Italian laborer, Negro 
chauffer, Scotch whiskey, Norway matches, Ger- 
man beer. Van Sciver's furniture, Maderia wine, 
Swiss cheese, Turkish or Egyptian tobacco, 
Hungarian rhapsody, Ceylon tea, Java coffee. 

Just think how many parts of the world are 
brought together in my lady's boudoir! The 
far North or India in her bear skin or leopard's 
coat. South Africa or tlie Indian Ocean in her 



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diamond or pearl necklace, China or Australia 
in her silk or woolen dress, Paris and Africa in 
her hat and ostrich plumes, California or Alaska 
in lier wedding ring, Colgate's or Williams' in her 
rouge, and her hair might come from anywliere, 
it might even be natural. 



In one square in London you can buy nearly 
anything from everywhere. 

Tlie world may be a little larger than a half 
dollar — but, in recent years, it certainly lias lost 
some of its vastness. 



A iitontgljt ^rarp 



IT WAS a typical night of late October. As 
I lay in my bed and recalled one after the 
other, the gruesome tales which Jane had re- 
lated at the party that evening I shivered, and 
closed my eyes lest I should discern some unwel- 
come figure lurking in a corner. I closed my 
eyes, but not to slumber. The wind howled and 
whined and moaned and shrieked beneath the 
caves and whistled through tlie trees. It scat- 
tered and rustled a few dry leaves, wliich were 
])laying "tag." The branches of the tree beyond 
my window cracked and snapped, and the floor 
boards creaked and groaned. A cold nor-easter 
l)lew hard against the liouse and swished and 
laslied the chill rain in pelting torrents against 
the casement. The lightning of a late electric 
storm flaslicd grotesque figures on the walls and 
the splitting thunder crashed and clashed Aji 
unfastened shutter banged with every gust of 
wind and moaned a dreary monotone during the 
intervals as it swung to and fro on its hinges. 

I finally fell into a troubled doze only to 
dream of blood-curdling scenes. 

C-c-cdclclclckckckck. I started in my sleep. 
My eyes popped open only to shut at once at 
the shock which a blinding stream of light gave 



them. It seemed as tho I lay transfixed, so to 
speak, for eons. The blood ran cold in my 
veins. My heart thumped so loudly that I press- 
ed my two hands tightly over it to drown its 
quaking. At length I screwed up enough cour- 
age to lift my lids. Simultaneously the light 
disappeared and the door closed softly. 

For fully five minutes I lay motionless. T\\'^ 
door o))ened again — what a relief. It was mother. 

"I want to lower your window," she ex- 
plained. "The high wind blew open your door, 
which was not securely latched." 

"But mother," I cried. "Some one was in 
my room." 

"Oh no," she comforted. 

"But where did the light come from?" I 
questioned. 

"I can't explain that," she answered. 

While she was speaking the light appeared 
again and the mystery was explained. 

The people who lived directly behind us had 
a stand at market. On certain mornings they 
rose about two o'clock. They had that morning 
neglected to draw the shades and the bright 
light was reflected from a picture on the wall of 
my bedroom into my eyes. 



SPRING SONG 



Floral bells a-ringing:^ 
Fields of emerald green, 
Joyous birds a-singing, 
Bluest skies serene: 
Heaven, earth, atmosphere. 
Tell us Spring is here. 



Birds and buds as guidings. 
Butterfly and bee, 
Spread abroad the tidings- 
Nature's glories free! 
Lo! the Spring's returning, 
Resurrection comes^ 
Life is upward yearning, 
Rejuvenation hums I 



— Leo a. Hart. 



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THE history of the Bronte family is at once 
interesting and sad: interesting, because of 
the quaint, secluded life they led; sad, because 
the seeds, which gave promise of such wonderful 
fruit, blossomed, shed only a partial fragrance 
tlirough the world, and then faded and fell be- 
neath the cruel, cold blast of death. What rich 
treasures might have been left for us, what 
abundance of knowledge might have been im- 
parted to the world had they lived longer, we 
can estimate in some way from the work they 
actually did, and the beautiful, though short 
lives they lived. 

We will consider first, the environment of 
the Brontes and the events of their life. It will 
then be our task to review the same features and 
emphasize the consequences on the characters of 
Charlotte and her sisters. Lastly, we will look 
at the literary life of the Bronte sisters, endeavor- 
ing to explain their views on life and literature. 

Rev. Patrick Bronte was born in County 
Down, Ireland, on March 17, 1777. His early 
education was due to the great gifts of extra- 
ordinary quickness and intelligence, aided by 
his full share of ambition. At the age of six- 
teen, he opened a public school and conducted it 
for five of six years. He then was tutor with a 
private family for three or four years. He en- 
tered St. John's College, Cambridge, at the age 
of twenty-five, on the twenty-fifth of July, 1802. 
After four years of study, he received his degree 
of Bachelor of Arts. He was ordained to a 
curacy in Essex. Then he moved into Yorkshire. 

While curate at Hartshead, Patrick Bronte 
wooed and married Maria Branwell. The wed- 
ding took place in Yorkshire, on the 29th of De- 
cember, 1812. For five years the pair remained 
in Hartshead. Here were born Maria and Eliza- 
beth Bronte. Thornton was Mr. Bronte's next 
parish. On the 21st of April, 1816, Charlotte 
was born. Close on her birth followed Patrick 
Bronwell, Emily Jane, and Anne. After the 
birth of the last daughter, Mrs. Bronte's health 
began to decline. 

On February 25th, 1820, the family moved 
to Ha worth parsonage. From this time Mrs. 
Bronte was confined to her room, an invalid. In 
September, 1821, she passed away. Missi Bran- 



well, an elder sister, came to Haworth to super- 
intend the household and remained there all of 
her life. 

In July, 1824, Mr. Bronte sent Maria and 
Elizabeth to a young ladies' school at Cowan 
Bridge. This school is Charlotte's Lowood in 
Jane Eyre and Marlia is Helen Burns. In Sep- 
tember of that same year, Charlotte and Emily 
were admitted as pupils. The spring of 1825 
found Maria dangerously sick. Mr. Bronte came 
for her and took her home, where after a few 
days slie died. Elizabeth, too, had the same 
consumptive symptoms. In the summer of the 
same year she went home and died. Charlotte 
always blamed their death to the carelessness in 
food at Lowan Bridge. She pictures this very 
vividly in Jane Eyre. Mrs. Gaskell thinks that 
it is very much exaggerated. The girls were 
naturally very weak and sickly. 

In the Autumn of 1825, Charlotte and Emily 
were sent home, because of the dampness of the 
school. The death of the two slisters caused a 
greater vigilance to be exercised toward the sur- 
viving girls. At this time Tabby, a woman from 
the village, came to live as a servant in the par- 
sonage. All her life she remained not only their 
faithful servant, but their loyal friend. The in- 
struction of the children was taken up by Miss 
Branwell. During this time Charlotte composed 
many dramas, poems, and romances. 

In 1831 she was sent to school at Roe Head, 
as a pupil of Miss W — . The number of pupils 
during Charlotte's stay of a year and a half was 
from seven to ten. Miss W — was a kind, mother- 
ly woman, and made the school like a private 
family. Charlotte led rather a lonely life here, 
as she never took part in any of the games or 
merry-making of the girls. She was most popu- 
lar for telling stories, and, on one occasion, was 
so vivid that she threw one of her listeners into 
violent palpitation. 

Miss Bronte left Roe Head in 1832, having 
won the affectionate regard of her teacher and 
her school-fellows. After her return home, she 
employed herself in teaching her sisters. For 
three years this life continued. Then on July 29, 
1836, she obtained a position as teacher in Miss 
W — 's school at Roe Head. Emily accompanied 



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her as a pupil, but after three months of illness 
and home-sickness returned to the parsonage and 
the wild moors, which were so dear to her strange, 
wild nature. The next place Emily held was a 
school in Halifax, where there were nearly forty 
pupils. Her life was a drudgery: hard labor 
from six in the morning until eleven at night, 
with one half hour for exercise. 

During the Christmas holidays, the sisters 
met at Haworth. Their plans for helping their 
father were discussed. After the holidays the 
two girls returned to their work. It was at this 
time that Charlotte sent her first attempts at 
poetry to Southey, and received so unfavorable 
a reply. The same monotonous life stole on, and 
Christmas of 1837 found the girls at home again. 
Charlotte was in poor health herself, but she felt 
more anxiety about Anne, who had a slight 
cough, a pain at her side, and difficulty in breath- 
ing. Miss W — considered it only a slight cold, 
but Charlotte remembered Maria and Elizabeth 
and felt that there was every indication of in- 
cipient consumption. Emily gave up her Hali- 
fax position at the end of six months on account 
of poor health. Sick, Charlotte returned to her 
work. Before many more months passed, she 
was forced to return to Haworth for absolute rest. 
She grew much stronger from tlie quiet, happy 
life. She paid occasional visits to her two great 
friends, and on one of these occasions met the 
first man who proposed marriage to her. He was 
quickly and kindly refused. This is St. John of 
Jane Eyre. 

In April, 1839, Anne went out as a governess. 
Not many weeks after, Charlotte also obtained a 
position with a wealthy manufacturer. Her work 
was laborious, and the place most uncongenial 
for so sensitive a nature. In July her engage- 
ment ended. She returned to Haworth. A visit- 
ing clergyman, an Irishman, was attracted by her, 
and, after returning home, wrote her a proposal 
of marriage. It was promptly refused. In the 
latter part of September, she went to Easton with 
her friend, and saw the sea for the first time. 
The remainder of the year Charlotte and Emily 
took care of the house, as Tabby, the servant, be- 
came too lame to continue her duties. 

In 1840 all the Bronte's save Anne, were at 
home. Branwell liad never gone to the Royal 
Academy as proposed, probably because of the 
lack of means. He led a very dissipated life and 
was another cause of sorrow and worry to his 
noble sisters. On January tlie twelfth, 1840, 
Cliarlotte received the news of the death of one 



of her pupils and a school-fellow of Anne's. This 
was a cause of great sorrow and depression to 
them. During the leisure hours of this winter 
Charlotte wrote, "The Professor." 

Charlotte obtained her second and last 
position as governess in March, 1841. It was 
more congenial than her former position. Dur- 
ing her stay, she had to go home once to see 
Anne, who was declining in health. For this 
reason, the girls desired to get a school where 
they could all be together. Miss W — offered 
them her school. For a time, they thought about 
taking it; but finally the offer was rejected be- 
cause Charlotte wished to have further educa- 
tional advantages at Brussels. 

At Christmas she left her situation, and in 
February, 1842, Emily and Charlotte entered a 
school at Brussels. It was conducted by a Mrs. 
Jenkins. They studied French, drawing, Ger- 
man and literature. Emily added music and later 
gave instructions in it. But even here, sorrow 
must come into their lives. Their dear friend 
Martha sickened and died. Hardly were they 
over this loss when word came from home that 
jNIiss Branwell, their aunt, was seriously ill. They 
immediately prepared to go home, but before 
they started a second message came bearing tid- 
ings of her death. 

:, The following year Charlotte returned to 
Brussels to study and teacli Englisli. Emily re- 
mained at home. 

Towards the end of 1843 Charlotte returned 
to Haworth, because of her father's increasing 
blindness. Emily and she were often together, 
and they continually discussed plans for a school. 
Their brother's deterioration took all the joy from 
their lives. He was tutor in a private family, 
and Anne was engaged as governess in the same 
place. It was evident that something wrong was 
going on. This came home to Charlotte forcibly 
a few weeks later. She returned home from a 
visit to a friend one evening, and found Branwell 
at home seriously sick. A letter of dismissal 
from his employer soon arrived. The next three 
years of his life were taken up with intoxication 
and opium-eating. He refused the very best 
positions, for which he could have fitted himself 
in two weeks. 

The summer of 1846 brought greater sor- 
rows. Mr. Bronte lost his sight almost entirely. 
In August he underwent an operation, and was 
almost cured. The rest of the year passed away 
about as usual, with fits of sickness and depres- 
sion for Charlotte. 



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1848 was the hardest year for the little 
family. It was surely Charlotte's calvary. Bran- 
well disgraced them more and more by his ex- 
cesses. On September the twenty-fourth, he passed 
away. The grief of the sisters was very great, for 
now they forgot all his weakness. Emily soon 
after fell into a decline and in December died. 
The afflction was greater from the fact that 
Emily allowed no physician near her till about 
two hours before she died. Then it was too late. 
Anne was far from well. The progress of the 
disease was slower than Emily's, but just as sure. 
She died on May the twenty-eighth, 1849. 

Tlie remaining incidents of Charlotte's life 
are few. She visited London several times on 
matters pertaining to her literary work. She had 
continual trouble with her lungs, and was weigh- 
ed down witli depression. On January twenty- 
ninth, 1854, she married Mr. Nichols, her father's 
curate. She only lived until the followin^*; March. 
On the thirty-first she passed away, just before 
slie was to become a mother. 

The life of tlie Bronte familj^, secluded and 
sad, could hardly fail to leave deep impressions 
on the characters of its members. First of all 
the bad effects of the seclusion has been somewhat 
exaggerated. The quiet, secluded life of Ha- 
worth, and the wild moors are certainly respon- 
sible for that wild note that Charlotte strikes 
so often. The faint outline of something weird 
and a little superstitions can be traced back to 
this wild north country. That was what Jane 
Eyre heard: the voice of one in pain, miles away, 
calling lier. But what would Charlotte and her 
sisters have done had tliey been brought up and 
educated in the whirl of London society? We 
should have lost some of tlie grandest points in 
tlie characters of these noble women. The world 
has gained wonderful riches just from their mode 
of life. The silence of their lives, the quiet, re- 
tired country-parsonage left them much leisure 
for M'ork and study — for profound thought. The 
hopelessness that we see in Charlotte's life, surely 
came from her life of seclusion and sorrows. 
Emily, that stern, wild character, was just like the 
moors themselves; while Anne would remind us 
of a delicate little flower, solitary and alone, but 
determined to grow on these wild moors. Who 
ean help loving both sisters, as noble characters? 
Our hearts must go out to the Bronte's when we 
see their sweet resignation. Sorrow fell upon 
them almost too fast for human endurance, yet 
they never hesitated to say the grand and noble 
' "Eiat." Charlotte looked upon a father ailing 



and going blind, a drunken, dissipated brother, 
two sisters, Maria and Elizabeth laid to rest with- 
in a few month of each other, her aunt dying 
suddenly, and then after a few years more Emily 
and Anne leaving her to live her sad life all alone^ 
She was resigned through it all, and looked for- 
ward to meeting her loved ones in a happier life. 
At a young age, when happiness seemed just to 
have begun for her, she too, departed from this 

life. ■ ::^,(:\:ym--:;--^^ 

Literature was ialways a thing of great inter- 
est to the Bronte's. From their earliest days 
they would gather in the parsonage and write 
and act plays. Charlotte has left us "Jane Eyre," 
"Shirley," "Villette," and "The Professor." The 
rage for literary composition seized her very 
early. Up to 1830, when she was only fourteen 
years old, she had written many tales and poems, 
a play, two romances. In 1840 she began the 
first story since her child-hood. It was called 
"The Professor." In the preface she herself con- 
demns it. A volume of poems written by the 
three sisters was published under their assumed 
names in May, 1846. It made very little impres- 
sion. Emily's work seems to have been best. 
This book was followed by the publication of 
three prose works: "Withering Heights," "Agnes 
Grey," and "The Professor." The two former, 
by Pimily and Anne, were accepted, but the latter, 
Charlotte's work, was rejected. They met with 
little success. While her father was under treat- 
ment for cancer, Charlotte began Jane Eyre. By 
October sixteenth, 1847, the book was accepted, 
printed, and published. It made a great sensa- 
tion, and all clamored to know the author. Cliar- 
lottee, however, remained the unknown Currer 
Bell for a long while. Helen Burns of "Jane 
Eyre" is no other than Charlotte's sister Maria. 
The Lowood boarding school is the school that 
the girls attended and from which Elizabeth and 
Maria were brought home to die. The bad con- 
ditions of Lowood, according to Mrs. Gaskell, 
have been exaggerated by Charlotte because of 
the great sorrow she felt for the death of her 
sisters. 

Soon after the publication of "Jane Eyre," 
Charlotte began "Shirley." Shirley is Charlotte's 
represeiitation of her sister Emily. Between the 
writing of the first and second volumes, Branwell, 
Emily, and Anne died. Charlotte sent it to the 
publishers in September, 1849. It was a success. 
She was soon discovered as its real author and as 
Currer Bell. In November, 1851, she started 
"Villette," but had great difficulty in finishing 



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it because of lier illness. She finally published 
it iii November, 1852. Again she had success. 
Among tlie works of the Bronte's there is one lit- 
tle poem we have not mentioned. It was written 
by Anne just before her death and is most in- 
spiring and beautiful. The spirit of it can be seen 
running through tlie whole life of these beautiful 
cliaracters. 

"I lioped that with the brave and strong, 
My portioned task might lie; 
To toil amid the busy throng, 
With purpose pure and high. 

"But God has fixed another part, 
And He has fixed it well: 
I said so witli my bleeding heart. 
When first tlie anguish fell. 

"Thou, God, hast taken our deligiit, 

Our treasured hope, away; 

Thou bid'st us now weep through the night 

And sorrow through the day. 

"These weary hours will not be lost. 

These days of misery, — 

These nights of darkness, anguish— tost,-- / 

Can I but turn to Thee. 

"With secret labour to sustain 

In humble patience every blow; 

To gather fortitude from pain. 

And hope and holiness from woe. ^^\,^^^ . ; ; : 

"Thus let me serve Thee from my heart, 
Whate'er may be my written fate; 
Whether thus early to depart, 
Or yet a while to wait. 

"If Thou should'st bring me back to life. 
More humbled I should be; 
Miore wise — more strengthened for the strife 
More ajit to lean on Thee. 

"Should death be standing at the gate, 
Thus should I keep my vow; 
But, Lord, whatever be my fate, 
Oh! let me serve Thee now!" 

Then "the desk was closed, and the pen laid 
aside forever." 

No matter what faults may be found with 
the Bronte's writings, the reading of their lives 
is sufficient to convince one that they were noble, 
earnest, and sincere characters. Sorrows came 
upon them almost too fast for human endurance. 
Yet each death or misfortune found them re- 
signed to God's will. Charlotte had little sym- 
pathy witli Catholics, but tliis is only because 
she knew nothing about them. Her own ethics 
and lier mode of living are decidedly Catholic. 
Tliere is always a. deep sincerity in their writ- 
ings. Charlotte made mistakes, but she always 
tried to see the truth. She was as willing to ac- 
cept failure as success as long as her best efforts 



were given. Work was the standard of her life. 
She was only satisfied when plying away at 
something useful. She put her life into her char- 
acters and tried to make them .something vital. 
"You are not to suppose any of the characters in 
'Shirley' intended as literal portraits. It wo I Id 
not suit the rules of art, nor of my own feelings, 
to write in that style. We only suffer reality to 
suggest, never to dictate." 

Charlotte was fond of Scott, and considered 
"Kenilworth" the most interesting work he ever 
wrote. Tliackeray, she admired greatly. The 
second edition of "Jane Eyre" is dedicated to him. 
She liked "Penrennis" very well, though she 
thought the public would consider the last few 
cliapters lacking in excitement. She heard 
Thackeray's lectures, too. She says: Mr. Thack- 
eray's lecture you will have seen mentioned and 
commented upon in the papers; they were very 
interesting. I could not always coincide with the 
sentiments expressed, or the opinion broached: 
but I admired the gentlemanlike ease, the quiet 
humor, the taste, the talent, the simplicity, and 
the originality of the lecturer." Writing about 
"Esmond" she says "I am not going to praise 
either Mr, Thackeray or his book, I have 
read, enjoyed, then been interested, and, after 
all, feel full as much ire and sorrow as gratitude 
and admiration. And still one can never lay 
down a book of his without the last two feelings 
having tlieir part, be the subject of treatment 
what it may. In the first half of the book 
what chiefly struck me was the wonderful man- 
ner in which the writer throws himself into the 
spirit and letters of the time whereof he treats ; 
the allusions, the illustrations, the style, all seem 
to me so masterly in their exact keeping, their 
harmonious consistency, their nice, natural trutli, 
their pure exemption from exaggeration. No 
second-rate imitator can write in that way ; no 
coarse scene-painter can charm us with an allu- 
sion so delicate and perfect. But what bitter 
satire, what relentless dissection of diseased sub- 
jects ! Well, and this, too, is right, or would be 
right, if tlie savage surgeon did not seem so fierce- 
ly pleased with his work. Thackeray likes to 
dissect an ulcer or an aneurism ; he has pleasure 
in putting liis cruel knife or probe into quiver- 
ing, living flesh. Thackeray would not like all 
the world to be good; no great satirist would 
like society to be perfect. 

"As usual, he is unjust to women, quite un- 
just. There is hardly any punishment he does 
not deserve for making Lady Castlewood peep 



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through a keyhole^ listen at a door, and be jeal- 
ous of a boy and a milkmaid. Many other things 
I noticed that, for my part, grieved and exasper- 
ated me as I read; but then, again, came passages 
so true, so deeply tliouglit, so tenderly felt, one 
could not help forgiving and admiring." 

Tennyson's "In Memoriam," seems not to 
have pleased her thoroughly. "I have read Ten- 
nyson's "In Memoriam," or rather part of it; I 
closed the book when I had got about half way. 
It is beautiful; it is mournful; it is monotonous. 
Many of the feelings expressed bear, in their 
utterance, the stamp of truth ; yet, if Arthur 
Hallam had been somewhat nearer Alfred Ten- 
nyson — his brother instead of hisi friend — I should 
have distrusted this rhymed, and measured, and 
printed monument of grief. What change the 
lapse of years may work I do not know ; but it 
seems to me that bitter sorrow, while recent, 
does not flow out in verse." 



Charlotte read some of Miss Austen's works 
and said, "Miss Austin, being, as you say, with- 
out sentiment, without poetry, maybe is sensible, 
real (more real than true), but she cannot be 
great." Of course she had not read all Jane Aus- 
ten then, and promised to read all her works and 
see if she could not change her mind. Sincerity 
was surely there. \";: ■: .;'/^'?' ■".'■^^■■t. ,•";:-.■;;■/;■:/;.:■ . :-:\V'-': 

Miss Bronte has often been accused of losing 
her head over a man Mrs. Gaskell thinks this ac- 
cusation unfounded. I think Mrs, Gaskell goes 
to the opposite extreme. There is a great deal 
on the side of the former opinion;^ .^-i:^^^ 

Whatever may be said of the ideas of the 
Bronte's, we must give them credit for honesty, 
for a beautiful Christian fortitude in life's strug- 
gles, and for an almost complete contempt of 
earthly things with a firm aspiration for the 
things that last. Their inspiring lives are grand- 
er than all their works. 



VISTA LIS 



Rosy times when we are happy! 
Livid times when we are biwe! 
Ltirid times when we are scrappy 
With all those we ever knew! 
Chttmst why can't we aye be chappy — 
Heatts and hands both leal and true! 

Oh, the times of strife and sorrow! 
Lo! they come to you and me! 
Yesterday, today, tomorrow — 
Matters not when strivings be! 



Stand up like a man and bear it 
Sturdily with might and main; 
Never shirk, but work and share it, — 
As it came, it comes again* 

Always be on guard and heedful: 
Never let a day go by 
Tliat you have not helped the needful. 
Cheered and charmed some passer-by* 
Comfort grand when one is dying. 
Memories good of times no more! 
Then with Angels you're a-flying 
On th' eternal happy shore ! 



— Bernard L. Kuntzweiler. 



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Slj^lma B Itonft^ 3|atr 



John E. Collins 



FRISBEE MIRTH had been experimenting 
for years witli a hair tonic which would rid 
the world of bald heads and make the Seven 
Sutherland sisters look like a before using adver- 
tisement. When perfected, the "Hair Help" 
would make him a millionare — he hoped. 

Aside from a muffled "Good day" and "Good 
evening," the stooped, near-sighted inventor con- 
versed with none of Mrs. Wrigley's paying guests 
except Thelma Krater, a young stenographer, 
whose sole aim to beauty was a profusion of pale 
gold hair. She did typing for the old man oc- 
casionally and once had the honor of beholding 
the zealously guarded bottle of dark brown liquid 
which Frisbee Muth declared infallible for fall- 
ing hair. /■:■.■■■■'■ ■■■■^'':. -V.'v,;?^'.^'' .■-■■. ':■■''/:■'■' ■'■'■'■■^i'--^'' \- ,:'■,'.' ^- /;■■.;- 

In the office wliere Thelma worked was a 
dashing, black eyed sales manager. She centered 
amber rimmed, blue eyes on him in mute wor- 
ship; adored the dimple in his chin and the way 
his black hair waved. One memorable day, he 
remarked that he had never seen a more perfect 
blonde than Miss Krater. Thelma thrilled at his 
notice and immediately visioned a cosy, five room 
apartment in a nice neighborhood, herself in a 
fresh pink house-dress, gold locks carefully coiffed, 
preparing delectable dinners for her black eyed 
lord. She took extra pains with her hair: washed 
it every Sunday, brushed it a hundred times and 
imprisoned it in curling irons nightly ; built it in- 
to a marvelous structure each morning. 

Days passed. The hero of her apartment 
dream took no further notice of her. Still, she 
hoped on. In an evening paper, she had read, 
that brown, black or auburn haired girls must 
practice arts and wiles of dress and manner, in 
order to captivate men, but the thrice blessed 
possessor of golden locks had only to be a blonde. 
She knew the sales manager admired her hair. 
Perhaps he was too busy to talk to her. Later, 
when the rush was over — it would be blissful 
to have her own home — she was tired of board- 
.,ing— 

Then, Thelma noticed that her hair which 
had always been long and thick, began to fall 
out in alarming quantities; she could no longer 



arrange it in the usual elaborate style. Franti- 
cally she strove to retain her former below-the- 
waist, luxuriant tresses. She spent an hour each 
night brushing the pale gold strands and massag- 
ing her scalp, bought various tonics advertised in 
glowing terms. Still, her hair was thin, lifeless 
and continued to fall out. What if it never grew 
again .^ If it lost its beauty.'* She must make it 
grow ! While she typed a letter one afternoon, 
she thought of Frisbee Mirth's tonic — ^perhaps., 
that would help her! The old man believed in 
its power — it might be good — worth trying any- 
how. She would ask him that night at dinner; 
she knew he would give it gladly. 

Eight knights and ladies already graced the 
Wrigley round table, when Frisbee Mirth took 
tlie chair beside Thelma Krater. 

"Good evening, Professor Hair Raiser." 
Perce Hosley, the roly-poly barber, called across 
the imitation nasturitium decoration. "How's 

the boy?" ^-;''"-v:;-^ :'-.-V'-. ;-v:-""-'---^''-- 'v'^':- 

"Tolerable." The old man fastened a mer- 
cerized napkin beneath his flabby chin. "Deep 
in my discovery." 

"Watch out you don't get drowned." Harry 
Silk, pale eyed, and sandy pompadoured, grinned. 

The paying guests (eight dollars per) laugh- 
ed loudly. Then the round table grew silent — as 
to speech. The diners were busy with vegetable 
soup. 

Just after the widow Wrigley, plump and 
beet-faced, brought in the bi-weekly rice pud- 
ding, Thelma leaned toward her near sighted 
neighbor and smiled sweetly. 

"Any work you want done tonight, Mr. 
Murth.?" 

"Wh — wliat's that?" He came down to 
earth; the white thatcli on his large head might 
have been a bit of cloud. "Oil, no, not tonight." 
Then he leaned closer and whispered. "I've got 
it! At five twenty-five today!" His faded eyes 
glisttered. "It means millions ! Millions!" 

"Gee, whiskers!" Thelma's light eyes and 
large, straight mouth widened. . "That's great ! 
Cert'nly is. Say, I was wonderin' if you could 
spare a few drops — my hair's fallin' out something 



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fierce ; fistf nils every night ! If it works, I'll give 
you lots of free advertisin." Her laugh disclosed 
crooked teeth. 

"Impossible," The inventor stiffened. "I 
must guard my marvelous discovery; especially at 
this momentous time." ; 

"But nobody'd see it. You could pour it on 
yourself." She suggested. 

"I can't run any risks." He said coldly, 
drawing away. "I have only one bottle. I kept 
adding and mixing without taking account of the 
ingredients. It will have to be analyzed before 
more can be made." He turned abruptly; began 
talking to the grass widow at his right. 

Thelma's petulant sallow face clouded. So 
he was getting stuck up since he was going to 
make good. The old fool ! After all the work 
she did for him and never charged him a cent. 
Pages of jaw-breaking stuff, she never heard such 
words ! And when she asked for a few drops of 
his silly old tonic he gave her the cold shoulder. 
Mean old soak! 

In her dimly lighted, poppy-papered room, 
Thelma changed her yellow crepe de chine waist 
and plaid skirt for a blue kimona; kicked off 
stilt heeled grey pumps and put on worn-out ox- 
fords, let down lier hair. She shook the blonde 
strands out, lifted tliem from her scalp to see if 
they had grown thicker, combed them carefully 
and shuddered at the addition to the combings in 
the pink celluloid receiver. She must do some- 
thing ! If she lost lier crowning glory, the sales 
manager would never care for her; lately, he 
glanced quite frequently in violet-eyed, pink 
cheeked Justine Fern's direction. A grim liglit 
gleamed in her light ej^es, lier sallow face set de- 
terminedl}^ Mean old Mirth. Maybe his old 
stuff was no good anyhow; she hoped he would 
never make a cent on it! 

P'altering steps passed her door — old Mirth 
going out.^ He seldom left the house. Had he the 
tonic with liim.'' Maybe it was in liis room! 
Somlieow, slie felt confident tliat it was all the 
old man believed. If big words were any sign, 
then it was surely wonderful. She'd like to try 
it, all the others had failed, 

Tlielma opened her door softly, glanced up 
and down the cabbage scented, dimly lighted hall- 
way, tiptoed down to Mirth's room, tried the 
knob. Absent minded as usual, he liad left his 
door unlocked. She slipped inside, poked among 
the dusty books in the lower part of his wash- 
stand — she had seen him hide the tonic there — 



drew out a bottle of dark brown liquid and flew 
to her room. 

She brushed her hair religiously, scrutinized 
it in the small mirror, tlien picked up the bottle. 
No label on it — how much should she use? The 
more the better, she supposed; might as well use 
it all. The old man said he had but one bottle; 
needed; tliat so it could be analyzed, A lame ex- 
cuse ; it didn't fool her. He was too stingy to 
give away a few drops ; she'd show liim. Mean 
old skate ! If it made her liair grow, she would 
confess and give him glowing testimonials — he 
could use lier picture if he wanted — if not, she 
shrugged thin shoulders, no one would be wiser. 

Protecting her blue kimona with a grey- 
white bath towel, Thelma poured the brown liquid 
over her hair, wrapped another towel about her 
dripping head and prepared for sleep. She left 
the empty bottle :0'n fclie bureau — she woi^ld 
throw it in a gutter on her way to the office next 
morning. 

. : At seven-thirty the following morning, Mrs. 
Wrigley rapped loudly on Thelma Krater's locked 
door. The attack of her big, red fists brought no 
response, however. Strange the girl did not 
answer — she always got up at seven, had break- 
fast at seven-thirty. Well, there were buckwheat 
to bake, if Miss Krater got fired for being late, 
she couldn't help it. A final blow unheeded, the 
widow thumped down to the smoky kitchen. 

After breakfast, Mrs. Wrigley cleared the 
table, and washed the thick dishes. As she drag- 
ged flat feet in shapeless slippers across the dingy 
floor, slie thought of Thelma, maybe the girl was 
sick; she might like something to eat. 

Again the landlady assaulted Thelma's lock- 
ed door; without response, no reply. It was fun- 
ny the girl did not waken ; such pounding was 
enough to raise the dead. 

Up the worn carpeted stairs, Frisbee Mirth 
climbed wearily, 

"Good morning, Mr, Mirth." She greeted 
him cordially; a queer old duck but regular with 
liis board. "You didn't come down to breakfast 
and I made buckwheats special for you," V 

"I regret my absence, but I was conferring all 
night about my tonic, I forgot to take the bottle 
with me, so I returned for it. The man wants to 
have it analyzed immediately, "His faded eyes 
glittered as he whispered: "Mrs Wrigley, it 
means millions!" 

"Gosh!" The widow stared in amasement. 
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He started toward his room. 

"Oh, say, Mr. Mirth," she called after him, 
"would you mind helpin' me wake Miss Krater? 
It's funny the way she can sleep through all the 
racket I been makin'. Land knows I couldn't." 

He added thin, violet veined knuckles to the 
attack. 

"It is strange she doesn't answer." His near 
sighted eyes were screwed up in a puzzled man- 
ner. "I think we should break the door open." 

"Do you?" Her pop eyes were wide. 

"I do." He said gravely. 

They hurled themselves against the frail 
pine door; it yielded readily. On the narrow 



white bed lay Thelma Krater, apparently lifeless ; 
bound from head to foot by a monstrous rope of 
blonde hair ! Like a huge python the pale gold 
strands, incredibly long and thick, entwined her 
slim body, hung over the bed and swept the floor. 
With feverish haste they uncovered her face, and 
two blue eyes fluttered open. On the bureau 
stood a bottle empty, except for a few drops of 
dark brown liquid. 

P'risbee Mirth stared, lifted the bottle, held it 
to his nose. A sudden glow of ecstasy lighted his 
face. Running from the room searched beneath 
his mattress — there was the hair tonic. He had 
the cough syrup in its place. The tonic was safe ! 



I|ta ^on 



JOHN CROWLEY once a man of prominence 
in engineering, retired some few years ago 
to his home in Atwater. This little old village 
sets in the Hudson Valley which accounts for its 
many beautiful views. Here he spent the last 
days of his life. 

In his younger days', while he was engaged 
in surveying land he met a young lady whom he 
had married. One evening while Crowley was out 
of his house a fire of incendiary origin had com- 
pletely destroyed his residence. The ruins of 
the conflagration were thought to have buried 
his wife and two children. 

Crowley discouraged and frantic went North, 
where he could relieve himself of the great weight 
on his mind. During his stay in the North he 
gained his health and was able to renew his oc- 
cupation. He remained here and accumulated 
Avealth which he saved to a good advantage. One 
day, while he was surveying land near a deep 
embankment, he accidently fell and broke liis leg. 
He never recovered from tlie effects of the fall 
and he returned to his new home in Atwater, 



which lie had purchased. The old engineer lived 
alone with the exception of an old servant, Harris, 
whom he brought with himself from the North. 

Crowley, now wealthy had retired from en- 
gineering. Daily he and his servant, who might 
now be called his immediate friend, went roaming 
through the woods, probably hunting and trap- 
ping or some other past-time. This occupied his 
morning time, while in the afternoon he either 
read and smoked or applied himself to other 
amusements. At night he would play his violin, 
wliich he tliought a great deal about, and sing 
beautiful songs of the wild North. This is the 
manner in which he spent his old days at At- 
water. 

One morning a knock was heard at the door. 
Harris went to the door to answer it and saw a 
large built man standing before him. The strang- 
er asked, "Is Mr. John Crowley at home?" Im- 
mediately Harris escorted him to the parlor, and 
summoned Crowley. The stranger introduced 
liimself as Mr. John Crowley, the long supposed 
dead son of the old engineer. 




14 THE V I LLANO V AN 



THE LORD'S PRAYER 

O prayer of prayers! thy beauty still applat(se! 
Thy words spell comfort^ quietude^ and love. 
How oft to those transgressors of God's laws 
Have you brought pardon from the throne above! 

What mortal writer, orator, or sage 
KUis ever dared compare his work with you? 
No book, no tongue, no maxim fair will guage 
The guide for man, in lines so choice and few* 

The preface names Our Father and the place 
Where he doth dwell 'midst saints and angels bright ; 
He is a Father in the rule of Grace; 
And in the rule of Nature, He is Might* 

Then comes the first petition — that all men 
May ever sanctify His Holy Name; 
Not only by their words or flowing pen. 
But by good deeds must they uphold His fame* 

Next follows the petition, dear to all,-^ 
**Thy Kingdom come!" .The words so iSweetly sound; 
They ask God's twofold kingdom — that the Hall 
Of Life, in grace and glory may abound* 



Now comes the cry, with meaning not unknown, 
**Thy will on earth be done, as 'tis in Heaven!'' i;;^^ 
That like the angels, we, when works are shown, ' 

May place our trust in Christ — the Host unleaven. 

And thy word seek more for mortal men: 
They say, **Give us this day our daily bread;" 
By this they show no time existeth when 
We cease to need God's help> alive or dead* 

Forgive our trespasses is thy next call 
To God the King, who wields all powerful might; 
And we, too, must forgive the faults of all 
Before we can escape Hell's blasting sight* 

Then, **Lead us not into temptation's way" 
Doth fitly follow pardon's weighty plea; 
These words ask help of God, to win the day 
By steering clear of Sin's all-treacherous sea. 

Thy last petition seeks to clear our path 
From punishment of past and present sin; 
For future evils, too> it soothes God's wrath 
And helps us to the goal we wish to win* 

The word **Amen" approves the words contained 
Within this prayer as taught by Christ of old; 
Two thousand years with us it has remained 
And, till the end of time, first place will hold* 

— Francis A. Rafferty 



THE VILLA NOVAN 16 



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16 



THE VILLANOVAN 



Sllf^ Sriumplj 0f mt00 (&xwfit ifutr^ 

Edw. J. Riston 



A MILLION yellow blinking eyes flashed 
out of the surrounding darkness meteor- 
like, tumbled over each other, as the rushing 
waters at Niagara, zig-zagged, stood still for 
a moment, sjpelt out their messages and died in 
the night. 

In the rush and bustle of daily life we react 
only subconsciously to the wonders about us. 
Comparatively few realize the effect of arti- 
ficial light on drooping spirits. We take for 
granted the magical radiance, that brings cheer 
and happiness to the civilized world, after the 
orb of day has vanished behind the hills. 

In theatres, restaurants, homes, churches and 
wherever else man may congregate for com- 
panionship, amusement or devotion, gleam my- 
riad rays of brightness that replace the efful- 
gence of God's sun. 

Perhaps you have thought — or supposed — that 
all lights were the same. Cogitate a few mo- 
ments on the most popular colors and then ac- 
company me along the path of the varied hues. 

The pleasing effect of blue delights us in the 
same manner in which a circus enraptures a 
child. It lulls to sleep the despairing spirit, 
promising surcease from toil and worry. In the 
depths of desolate winter, we are transported by 
hallucination to beautiful moonlit gardens — - 
paradises of love and romance. The suspended 
fairylands of ancient Babylon are subject to 
our beck and call, entering or disappearing from 
our imagination as we will them. Do not mis- 
take me. I bar the alcoholic genus and its num- 
erous relatives. 

When we say we have the blues, it is merely 
a figure of speech. We really mean that our 
spirits are burdened with a sickly pink. 
. Conjure the red variety. Haven't you ever 
noticed their jjl^imulation.^ Why of coursei — - 
after somebody has stepped on your pet corn or 
talked about electing "Pussyfoot" Johnson Presi- 
dent. 

Ah yes, green. It isn't necessary to take a 
correspondence course in sleuthing to notice the 
prevalency of this well-known color in and 
around police stations. They are not placed 
there because all the cops are Irish — public opin- 



ion notwithstanding. These emerald beacons, 
soothe the most rabid criminals, making them 
as Mary's lamb — before it swallowed dynamite.* 

I am hastening to my doom. The aesthetics 
are due for a rude shock. 

A blare of trumpets. The heralds of science 
proclaim our most striking color — yellow. You 
have the secret. The key to the seductiveness 
of an electrical display lies in your hand. 

Scientists, ever willing to be inoculated with 
a popular germ, are now spreading this aston- 
ishing statement broadcast. In addition — don't 
look incredulous — tliat mankind in a short while 
will be able to acquire the D. T's by means of 
color, effect. ;-■;"•;, ;v^/:'^-: ■':■^'^.' f:'':r.V''V' ■- '' 

I think I can distinguish a faint murmur borne 
on the breeze of Hope. 

"P, for that purple moment!" 



■* ■.: 



* 



The pleasure seeking tlirongs bathed in the 
glare of the White Way raised an involuntary 
gaze to a scintillating "Heinz's 57 varieties." 

Even the jaded nerves of inured Gothamites 
revivified and freshened. This was THEIR 
world of which the electricial display was an 
integral part. >'".;■ 

The cheerj'^ brightness sent warm blood pul- 
sating through tired bodies. 

Broadway in darkness is Main St. What 
straightens sagging shoulders? Is it music .^ 
Yes, negligibly; principally, it is the miracle of 
electricity. 

Electrical sign ads liad seized popular favor 
from their advent. Wall St. was tlie first to 
sense the effectiveness of tliis mode of advertis- 
ing and pounced upon the profits with an eager- 
ness worthy of a better cause. 

Many overfed plutocrats of the street could 
have attested the lucrativeness of certain signs 
flauntering the merits of a widely known brand 
of "perfect chewing gum." 

Bovine key pounders have parked enough 
Spearmint in lower Manhattan to build a bridge 
across the Hudson to Jersey. ; 

Is there anyone that has not been fascinated 
some time or other by these dancing ads.'' If 



THE VILLA N VAN 



17 



any, do not raise your hands for you are well 
known. 

In this manner was the stage set when Avery 
Jonathan Williams blew into the "Big Town." 
Avery unconsciously emptied his pockets of hay- 
seeds, as he gazed entranced and open mouthed 
at a scene, which, to him, was more wonderful 
than the paltry adventures of Aladdin. 

He still retained a faint odor of cows and 
Vermont pasturelands. A bumper crop of corn 
colored hair that had long been ready for har- 
vest peeped out from beneath a non-descript hat. 
A face as round and bright as the rising sun 
completed the glowing picture. He was as he 
looked — a healthy, unsophisticated youth as in- 
nocent as the morrow and as trusting as a new 
born babe. ■''^-^'"; '■'■■ 

One glance at Avery, however, and the surli- 
est grouch would go out of his way to lend him 
a helping hand. For strange as it may seem 
that vital and intangible spark known as person- 
ality — for lack of a better word— emanated from 
his. very actions. Tv:;-. ;/;:■;. ^■;,■-;, 

To see him gawk at the Woolworth Building 
with mouth agape and saucer like eyes was so 
ludicrous that a mummy would scream with 
laughter. And contrary to all precedent it did 
instil in the beholders a desire to laugh AT 
him but rather WITH him — just as a fond par- 
ent enjoys the bewilderment of his young hope- 
ful captivated by some ingenious toy. It gave 
you a sneaking suspicion that the world was 
a good old place after all. 

The nearest Avery had been to a city before 
tliis chronicled event was a postal card which 
a nomad friend had mailed to him from Ho- 
boken. His conception of a thriving metropo- 
lis had been a general store and unlimited atmos- 
phere. 

As Avery worshipped at his shrine — the in- 
spiring lights — he made mute resolve to some 
day create such wonders. 

A hurrying pedestrian giving him a rude 
jolt brought him back to realities. 

Avery had a married cousin living in the 
Bronx at whose instigation he had left Ver- 
mont to make a name for himself in a place 
slightly more prosperous. To him, however, the 
Bronx might as well have been Yonkers. 

He crossed Broadway in some unfathomable 
manner guided by that strange hand that pro- 
tects the weak. Here he stood bewildered. He 
shied away from the subway entrance as if it 



were a yawning chasm emitting deep throated 
roars of the horrors below. As the incoming 
trains deposited their burdens and the exits pour- 
ed forth a motley crowd, Avery gathered cour- 
age. He had heard somewhere of a thing called 
a subway and it lingered vaguely in his puz- 
zled mind. 

The lumbering buses and the overcrowded 
surface cars meant nothing to him. They were 
just a few more enigmas enveloped in this 
clamorous nightmare. 

Finally collecting his scattered wits he timidly 
descended the subway stairs. :" 

New York is no place for sluggards for out 
of that feverish and seething cauldron emerge 
wits as sharp as acid. 

Belated clerks in a mad hurry to reach home 
rushed down the steps. One of these collided 
violently with Avery and sent him sprawling to 
the train level. Here he was swept onward by 
tlie surging tide, where again his guardian angel 
saved him for grasped in a fierce grip was a 
solitary nickel. He deposited the coin by in- 
stinct and still in a trance, boarded the first 
train that swept into the station. > 

There was only one vacant seat. Avery star- 
ing at it a moment awoke to find it occupied by 
a grinning office boy who chortled impudently 
"Say Rube, scrape the moss oifen yer back. 
Crawl outer dem pertater vines and give dose 
number fifteen's de air." 

Avery smiled sheepisly. Wiping his perspir- 
ing brow he observed with affected admiration, 
"My those are right pert rings around your 
eyes." The draught clerk squirmed uneasily 
for those two crapes were due for number of 
unwelcome questions. "Alright, Rube," he par- 
ried good naturally, "You win de steam heated 
collar button. Say where yer goin? Sleepy 
Hollow or Brooklyn.''" Avery looked blankly 
at his interlocutor. His lower jaw dropped and 
queer noises issued from his throat. 

P'inally a weak little gurgle became distin- 
guishable. "I. . . .1 forgot the address." 

The other went into convulsions. "O, daddy" 
he slirieked "los' de address! — aint dat rich. 
Say, Rube, tie a rope 'roun' yer neck and hang a 
sign on yer chimly. Then lapsing into a sem- 
blance of seriousness he gradually received an 
idea of Avery's destination. And O, ye guar- 
dian angels, "de lady" that boarded "Whitey 
Lynch" was Avery's relative.. "Listen, Rube, did 
yer ever bear o' Steve Brodie?" receiving a neg- 
ative reply, Whitey added solemnly, "Well, yer 



18 



THE VILLA NO VAN 



got him lookin' like a tin Lizzie on Fi'th Av- 
enoo." 

Thanks to the assistance of Whitey, Avery 
reached his cousin's, all expenses paid and two 
noisy coppers rattling like skeletons in his poc- 
ket.' ;;■ :'.:'/■: 

The next morning Avery was up with the 
chickens — or whatever arises at 5 A. M. among 
Among the Manhattan Cliff Dwellers — and par- 
taking of a hearty breakfast with his favorite 
fruit — onions — as an appetizer he feet out in 
quest of fame and fortune. : * ■■' 

Basking in the smile of Chance he took a 
downtown train and finally found himself walk- 
ing along Sixth Ave. He never knew how he 
got there and cared less. He had met with sev- 
eral jeering rebuffs but nothing daunted, he 
sauntered along whistling some ancient lullaby. 
At the corner of Twenty Ninth St. an enormous 
sign attracted his attention: y 

Wire to Me to Wire. 

Avery with a broad grin on his face entered 
the establishment of "Uand Me" alias Paddy 
Mulligan. Paddy took one sniff of Avery's en- 
chanted breath and hired him on the spot. Ac- 
cording to Paddy's creed anyone that had the 
supernal gall to eat onions in these days "of 
autermobiles and predig'st'd breakfast foods 
had the makin's of a man." ' 

Many years have gone by since Avery hit 
"Noo Yawk." It is a matter of metropolitan 
history how he rose by leaps and bounds until 
he became the greatest electrical ad designer in 
America. 

Let us bridge over a span of years and peep 
in at "Bill" — for such his newly acquired friends 
call him — as he sits at his desk. He is wearing 
a natty sport suit and a rah ! rah ! tie. His upper 
lip is adorned by a well waxed "football mus- 
tache" — eleven on each side. Immaculate hair 
suggests a small fortune spent in tonsorial par- 
lors. Corpulency has begun to trace its gener- 
ous lines about his waist. His good natur^ 
face is essentially the same save for hard lines at 
the corner of his mouth and changed eyes. The 
latter have lost the Jaughiny Icarelessneiss of 
adolescence. They are serene, steady and a lit- 
tle thoughtful. 

Tlie elaborately appointed office and an army 
of clerks proclaim the enterprising business man. 
And that Bill is not without the troubles of this 
tenacious two fisted type is attested by the angry 
frown that wrinkles his brow. • 

A freckled face ofl!ice boy flits into Bill's pres- 



ence and announces a visitor. He can see 
"Bring him in" form on his lips. 

G. A. Hapwood, President of the Cluster 
Grape Juice Co., is ushered into the sanctum 
sanctorum. His expression is grave. A crisp 
greeting is exchanged and they settle down to 
business. Hapwood opened the conversation. 
"Williams" he rasped "my situation is intoler- 
able. Both of us are the laughing stock of New 
York. You'll have to do something and that- 
quick!" 

A hot angry flush mounted Bill's face as he 
nodded assent. "I tell you Hapgood, I'm at my 
wits end. My head is pounding like a boiler 
factory and — without result. Give me a week's 
time. If I can't find a solution by then I'll have 
to admit defeat." 

Hapgood rose. There was a veiled threat in 
his tones, "Well see you find a remedy or. .. ." 
his voice trailed off significantly. 

Bill lingered in his office long after the busi- 
ness district was dead. He paced the floor, 
moodily glancing from his windows ever and 
anon to watch variegated craft glide up and 
down the Hudson like monstrous fireflies. 

It was well toward eight o'clock before he 
closed his office door with a resounding slam and 
left for the battle field. 

A hasty and half hearted bite partaken in a 
nearby restaurant and he was ready for the fray. 

He walked feverishly along Whitehall St. un- 
til he reached lower Broadway. 

Myriads of lights advertising every conceiv- 
able commodit}'' were strung in fantastic design 
along the roofs of the towering sky scrapers. 
Nearly all these ads were the products of Bill's 
genius but tonight he felt no elation. There 
was a dull throbbing pain in the back of his 
head and a strangely tired feeling crept into the 
very marrow of his bones. Reaching Fulton St. 
he took the subway. He alighted at Times 
Square and wearily ascended the stairs. 

New York was shedding the lethargy of day- 
light. The "smart set" were commencing to jam 
the more popular play houses. Recklessly 
gowned women — putting trust and a fervent 
prayer in sadly insecure brooches — were ac- 
companied by immaculately attired men. It is 
the glare and surface indication of happiness 
tliat makes New York the Paris of the New 
World. It is the old, old story of the moth and 
the flame. 

. Bill was subconsciously aware of the gay 
crowd. He had not proceeded very far when a 



THE V I LLANO V AN 



19 



torpedo shaped Stutz drew up at the curb and a 
youth decked out in raiment that beggared Sol- 
omon hailed him. The sporty one followed Bill's 
line of vision and grinned broadly. " 'Lo old 
man," he greeted clieerfully "when did you join 
the Crepe Hangers Union?" Bill slowly turned. 
"Greetings, Jimmy," he muttered and continued 
to stare into the air. Jimmy followed Bill's 
gaze a second time and laughed boisterously. 
After his mirth had somewhat subsided he plead- 
ed, "C'mon Bill, drown that sob stuff." The 
"Merry Widow" is the ticket tonight. When you 
lamp that vision second from the end, front 

row right " Linking his arm in Bill's 

he started to push through the crowd. But Bill 
was adamant. "Nothing stirring tonight, Jim- 
my" he protested firmly. "I have to slip over a 
K. O. on Iron and Wine or I'm likely to take 
the count myself." Jimmy cast his eyes aloft 
once more and nearly collasped in a paroxysm 
of laughter. "Well, ta ! ta ! Bill" he gurgled, 
weak from his appreciation of a huge joke. 

Bill sought the protection of a convienent 
archway and relieved his feelings by a few well 
chosen words. He had ample reason for cussing 
everybody and one person in particular. 

High above his head two gigantic electric 
signs reared aloft their flaming heads into the 
surrounding darkness. On his right was Cluster 
Grape Juice and the left Watson's Iron and 
Wine. In the Grape Juice ad reposed a beauti- 
ful girl combing dazzling golden tresses, pausing 
now and again to cast and entrancing smile at 
the confused mass far below. At her side stood 
a sparkling punch bowl rimmed with shining 
gold. Ever and anon she held lightly in dainty 
fingers a radiant wine glass filled to the brim 
with the purple nector of Bacchus. A few sips 
and it was emptied. 

Opposite this lovely maiden and gazing in- 
solently into her sweet face was a hairy mon- 
trosity standing haughtily in the ad displaying 
Watson's Iron and Wine — a panacea for all evils 
from a broken heart to a lost coUar button. 

This Tarzan shaped nightmare was twenty 
feet tall, with shaggy head, fierce eyes and 
enough hair sleeping on his great chest to stuff 
two or three mattresses. He flexed terrifying 
muscles, strutted about as king of all he survey- 
ed and altogetlier acted like Tarzan calling his 
mates to feast on a strangled lion. But this was 
not all. 

The abode of Miss Grape Juice was some feet 
lower than that of the missing link. Most of the 



time she was completely overshadowed by • his 
fantastic form. 

Crawling in the depths of the canyons hun- 
dreds of feet below innumerable ants beheld the 
following scene. ■;■":■/,■'-:: -■^^■;.;y''.^--;^v';;;'v--^?^: ^r;;^.: '■■ 'V':'' 

A demure damsel of Venus like symmetry and 
grace — ^broken arms barred — raising a stem like 
goblet to ruby lips. But before the purple fluid 
could stain the dainty mouth the hairy one inter- 
vened. She seemingly entranced by his startl- 
ing figure emptied her goblet into the atmos- 
phere and proffered a bewitching mouth for him 
to generously fill with a crude portion of Wat- 
son's panacea. It was clearly a case of Beauty 
and the Beast. '^ 

This phenomenon was made possible by the 
relative position if the signs. Tarzan because 
of the height of the building on which his do- 
main reposed held the whip hand. 

And New York laughed. It is ever appreci- 
ative of a quip at the expense of celebrities and 
it relished this one keenly. 

Theatre crowds looking upwards grinned gaily 
at the ludicrousness of the Grape Juice ad. Night 
after night the throngs paused to exchange wit- 
ticisms about Miss Grape Juice. 

The Shuberts were said to be growing bald 
from worry over loss of patronage. Even the 
papers devoted column of space to it. 

Bill was the butt of the jibes and indirectly 
"old vinegar face" Hapgood figured. Bill foam- 
ed and frothed at the mouth and gnashed his 
teeth in rage and despair. Not only was he 
playing the role of a star comedian and tick- 
ling the risibilities of a cajoled public, but his 
earning capacity and liis enviable reputation 
were in jeopardy. 

He fumed and fussed, neglected his appear- 
ance and an eternal cigar was crushed savagely 
between strong teeth. 

Bill had one of two alternatives to choose from. 
They floated before his tortured imagination 
and beat sharp tattooes on his worn out nerves. 
The way in which lay salvation was to deflect the 
liglit of tlie other sign, but this presented, as 
yet unsurmountable obstacles. To elevate the 
Grape Juice ad would necessitate insecure sup- 
ports and endanger public safety. To lower it 
would be to place it completely in the shadow of 
tlie other. The remaining alternative was to 
take it down; but the thought was unbearable. 
It was downright suicidal. „ / 

If Bill as forced to take down his sign he was 
through. He might as well hit the trail for Ver- 



20 



T//£ VI LLANO VAN 



mont and start all over again as nursemaid to the 
cows. 

Two days, peopled with horrible nightmares, 
passed. Bill's force tiptoed in constant fear of 
their jobs. "Freckles," the irresponsible office 
boy, alone relived the tension. Coming in from 
his lunch hour he would burst into the office with 
eyes bulged out so that you could hang a cane 
on them, a dilapidated cigar thrust into one cor- 
ner of a capacious mouth and a tie knotted some- 
where around his solar plexis. Glaring around 
for a moment as if challenging anyone to laugh, 
he would stride up and down the office like a 
Tiger at bay. Finally Freckles able to contain 
himself no longer, would collapse into the near- 
est chair, as weak as a rag and tears of sheer 
enjoyment pouring down his cheeks. 

At the sight of Freckles, the males stuffing 
handkerchief into twitching mouths, would re- 
semble a number of furnaces ready to blow off 
steam. The females would often mistake the 
ever ready nose polish for a charlotte russe. 

Bill divided his time — at least twenty out of 
every twenty-four hours — between watching the 
gall and wormwood being poured down his 
throat and gazing wrathfuUy from his office win- 
dows. 

It was Friday night. If some sort of a make- 
shift wasn't devised by eight o'clock the follow- 
ing evening the jig was up. 

All day Bill and his corp of expert electricians 



had been experimenting. When the lights lit 
up the dusk all was as it should have been-^ 
Iron and Wine was still supreme. 

Bill paraded Broadway glancing skyward 
ever and anon. He was impervious to the kid- 
ding of his friends and answered their sallies 
with enigmatic smiles. A contented smirk play- 
ing at the corners of his mouth crept up his face 
and resolved itself into twinkling eyes. 

Saturday dawned clear and brilliant. The 
half holiday spirit permeated the atmosphere 
and bolstered up jagged nerves. 

Daylight merged into a faint stealthy dark- 
ness uneventfully. 

At eight o'clock in the balmy June twilight 
the dancing lights began their gambols. Lo 
and behold ! Broadway rubbed unbelieving 
eyes and then — peal upon peal of merry laughter 
rent the warm air. 

Miss Grape Juice had been tilted upwards 
towards Tarzan and the gleaming yellow lights 
surrounding her like a halo, baffled his brilli- 
ance. Beside the triumphant maiden, a glitter- 
ing garbage can was receiving the Iron and 
Wine which the Ape man was so generously 
offering her. And now she was pouring the 
sparkling grape juice down his capacious throat 
like the swirling waters at Hell Gate. ' 

It was a grand night for Bill, A smiling moon 
beaming down upon an unmindful city winked 
a rougish eye. 



THE CHILDREN OF THE MIST 



Wc are the Children of the mist, 
Dwelling on lone, high mountain peaks, 
To «s the voice of nature speaks, 
In Songs which but the soul can wist. 

We are of the Gael, 

Alban, Innisfail, 
In Highland HiUs of green and grey. 
Where none save proud, strong hearts can stay* 

We sing the age-old battle songs. 
The sad sweet tunes of life and death. 
On us is breathed eternal breath, 
About us ptjrest beauty throngs* 

We are of the Gael, 

Alban, Innisfail, 
In us God placed the secret old, 
To none that secretes ever told* 



White dawn, red noon, or green twilight, 
Each brings to us the mellow rain, 
That chants our ancient tunes again. 
And gives our hearts their delight. 

We are of the Gael, 

Alban, Innisfail, 
In our souls love is the sole lord. 
For love we hate the tyrant horde* 

Beneath the oafc, the pine, the yew. 
The Sidhe do hold their Belteain sport. 
And sailing into their blue pOrt, 
Their ships come cargoed with the dew* 

We are of the Gael, 

Alban, Innisfail, 
By silver streams where salmon leap. 
The Washer of the Ford does reap* 



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21 



Macfarlanes lantern in the nighty 
The heaven^s toatch of fame in day, 
Above oMt brooding summits play, 
Reveal to «s the face of light. 

We are of the Gael, 
Alban, Innisfail, 
We see the human heart of ma% 
And love it as none others can* 



We are of the Gael, 

Alba% Innisfail, 
To \i& life's higher, nobler things. 
The harmony of heaven brings* 

We are begirt with mystery. 
We are the makers of great dreams, 
Forever dreaming, yet it seems 
None better know the world than we* 



Under the tired, weary stars, 

Our Seers and heroes roam the hill. 

And drink from every magic rill. 

The wine which heals the heart's deep scars. 

We are of the Gael, 

Alban^ Innisfail, 
We love our scented, hilly wood. 
Crowned by the sky with a blue hood* 

The heather of our hearts is fired. 

By the memory of dear times. 

By war's blast, and by love's sweet chimes. 

Thus we have gained all we desired* 



We are of the Gael, 

Alban, Innisfail, 
Unto our solitary home. 
The seven winds of heaven come* 

In ages past our fathers came, 
From that fair land which Aengus sings. 
Yet Christ the Druid to us brings 
Column and Phadrig, the soul's flame* 

s 

We are of the Gael, 

Alban, Innisfail, 
To us birds, fishes» mamals list. 
We are the Children of the Mist* 

Liam Shan Seorsa MacEudmom* 

Bealtain, 22* 




Vol. VI 



APRIL, 1922 > 



No. 4 



WILLIAM A. O'LEARY, '22 



Alumni 
HOWARD M. THOBNBURY, '22 



lEJittanal loarli 



.A00nrtatf Ebttnra 

lExctimg^B 
ROBERT EVANS, '24 

(CnlUgt Nntf0 

CHARLES A. BELZ, '22, Editor 
CHARLES A. CALLAHAN, '23 



AaaiBtant iE&itor 

JOHN p. DONOVAN, '22 



Ati|(ptir0 
ALFRED KENNY, '23 



IFacnltit Slrpttnr 
REV. JOSEPH E. HYSON, O. S. A. 



AdurrtiBittg 

EDWARD DIGNAM, '24 
GEORGE CASEY, '25 
PHILIP HOLAND, '25 



IBuBtttPBH fltanagi^r 

JAMES PURCELL, '24 



Ulterarg Ahuinrr 
CHARLES M. MAGEE, Ph.D. 



(dtrntlattutt 

CHARLES McCLERNAN, '23 
PHINEAS VIZE, '23 



iEJitfnml 



ESPRIT DE CORPS 



WE HAVE often wondered why men, after 
having been closely associated one with 
the other for a number of years, after having 
lived within the shadows of the same walls with 
interests in common, have separated and dis- 
persed at the expiration of their term of associ- 
ation, nevermore to unify and clothe themselves 
with tlie strength of organization. And should 
we not wonder, for it seems incredulous that asso- 
ciation of such an intimate nature does not create 
a bond of mutual interest so strong and lively 
that tlie commingling of circumstances of the 
worst type can not prevail against it? Particu- 
larly is this apparent among college-bred men, 
thougli we can advance no logical reason for it. 
Reason there must be, however, for no effect 
exists which cannot be traced to its ultimate 
cause. The interests of the world outside are 
manifestly numerous and diverse; it is conceiv- 
able that the individual members of a class may 
be engulfed in a swirl of circumstances such that 
intercommunication is rendered practically im- 
possible. We pass this fact over as forgivable, 
as beyond human control. There is, however, 
the other extreme, the thoughtless, careless, 



blameworthy disregard of old memories, of 
pleasant associations, of days spent in the pur- 
suit of common ideals. Life could be made 
much brighter for those who are prone to for- 
get, if only they would give these mellow mem- 
ories a chance to creep back in the idle, restful 
moments of a busy life. 

But why this effect? Purely there is some 
remedy, some hope for a possible elimination of 
this condition. It is nothing more than an in- 
fectious malady, controllable in its embryonic 
stage. We cannot place much hope in a change 
of existing conditions; rather must we concen- 
trate our endeavors on the prevention of a con- 
tinuation of them. In a small measure, perhaps, 
we may hope that such an attempt will mitigate 
tlie intensity of this disregard, among "grads," 
of their Alma Mater. ^ 

Essentially there is something lacking, some- 
thing which was not nurtured and developed 
when tile opportunity was present. There is 
lacking that spirit of tlie unit, which character- 
izes any well ordered body. It is a hardly defin- 
able quality; it is that which incites men to do 
great things, to sacrifice their tenderest posses- 



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sions, yes, even themselves, for the good of the 
unit; it is the esprit de corps. The cultivation, 
the fostering of this we must look to. The seed 
once sown will develop into something real — 
something whicli will bring about the mucli- 
needed and long-hoped for change, and God 
grant that day is not far distant. 

Let us try then, to instill some of this spirit 
into the units among us. Let us each do our 
own share in the cultivation and development of 
a better-organized undergraduate jbody, of a 
more unified class, one which can make the power 
of its organization felt not only within itself, but 



also against exterior influences. It is here in col- 
lege that the "class spirit" must be developed 
and moulded; it is too late when college days 
are over. An institution is know by its alumni 
and its alumni is no stronger tlian the individual 
classes. Let our aim, then, be the sowing of the 
seed of interest, of love for Alma Mater — a love 
which should be in the heart of every "grad" 
and which should force him even against the im- 
pulse of his own will to come back, if not in per- 
son, at least in spirit to the scenes of the happiest 
days of life. 



THE ENGINEER AND CULTURE 



THERE is no other question, perhaps, which 
is more widely discussed than that which 
relates to the broader education of the modern 
engineer. The present age has become more 
exacting in this matter; it is beginning to en- 
courage a more liberal education in arts in cor- 
relation with technical training. The need for 
it has been felt for some time and the dawn is 
beginning to appear. 

The engineering profession has been making 
rapid strides in the last few years. There have 
been movements afoot to protect the profes- 
sion as far as possible from incompetents, and as 
a result of this propoganda we have at present 
in a number of states License Laws by which 
certain standards must be met before one can 
presume to practice the profession. In short, 
the engineer is beginning to become modernized. 
Certain factors, which previously were consider- 
ed unimportant in an engineer's training, are be- 
coming recognized as highly essential and among 
tliem we have a more liberal education. 

The advantages of a liberal education for 
an engineer are perhaps not so apparent. The 
old theory was that an engineer dealt only with 
material things, with industry's implements and 
nature's forces. The modern trend of thought 
has brought about a revision of this theory. He 
is being more and more recognized as an or- 



ganizer, as one who must be able to direct ef- 
ficiently a human organization. Such a task 
requires a knowledge of the social sciences, a 
keenness of judgment and amplitude of mind at- 
tainable only through a study of the liberal auts. 
His education, then, must depart to a certain ex- 
tent from his technique. 

An engineer is a specialist of the highest 
type and as such he is subject to the evils and 
pitfalls of specialization. It is this very practice 
that is the direct cause of narrow mindedness 
among technical men; and this is something 
which a liberal education will render non-ex- 
istent. At this point we must mention the fact 
that it is extremely difficult to combine a liberal 
and scientific education. Engineering courses 
are necessarily intensive. It is absolutely neces- 
sary^ tliat the technical man should first master 
his trade; then and not until then are other 
things in place. The whole question resolves 
itself into a definite conclusion that present-day 
engineering education should be rounded out 
in such a way that non-essentials will be elimin- 
ated as far as is practicable and replaced by 
cultural subjects where such substitutions is pos- 
sible and considered beneficial. The advantages 
of this, though perhaps not visible on the surface, 
are consistent witli wliatever additional effort 
it may entail. ' 

I — W. A. O'L. 



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While it is not customary at Villanova to 
dance during the Lenten season, it is always a 
busy time for the various society and club com- 
mitties who are planning things for after Easter. 
Several dates for dances have already been de- 
finitely announced. Reading the signs of the 
times, it is easy to predict that the few weeks re- 
maining of the school year will abound in social 
acti vities. :.•;■;■.■:■ ■■■V>:V',v/ - ■■':.;.'■:>.■■■- ^■,:- 



The Freshmen are already joyously begin- 
ning to count the days to vacation. The Seniors, 
more solemnly, and perhaps more regretfully, 
are beginning to watch the sands in the glass ebb 
low. But a few short weeks, and all will be over, 
trunks will be packed for the last time, the last 
meal will be eaten, the last walk to the station 
will be taken, and friends will part, perhaps never 
to meet again. But just at present, those thoughts 
are not quite so prominent, — class-work is press- 
ing, and the graduation thesis takes many an hour 
that others devote to pleasure. It is surely too 
early to brood over farewells at this time, but the 
thoughtsi, will come when class-pictures, year- 
books, caps and gowns, diplomas, and other last 
day details are under discussion. 



KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 

On Wednesday night, the 22nd of March, a 
large class of candidates were initiated into the 
First Degree of the Order. The degree was ex- 
emplified by a team from the Chester Council. 
Both the Second and Third Degrees will be held 
before the termination of the school year. There 
are plans now developing for inter-council ath- 
letics. We have long been waiting for something 
of this nature, and we are anxious that these 
plans will soon crystallize into something de- 
finite.-.. :,.,,. ■ 



SOPHOMORES 

A re-election of Sophomore class officers was 
lield owing to the resignation of its president, Mr. \ 
James Walsh, wlio felt himself unable to do jus- 
tice to the office on account of his many other 
duties All classes sincerely regret his action, and 
greatly appreciate the work he has done during 
his leadership of the class of 1924. The class 
officers at present are: 

Paul McCluskey, President; Andrew Mc- 
Cann, Vice-President; Chas. P. Gaffney, Sec- 
retary; Walter Riordan, Treasurer; Frank Flem- 
ing, Sergeant at Arms. 

In their annual basket ball game with the 
Freshmen, they defeated them by the score of 
22-17. .i |j 

A Smoker was given in the Recreation Room 
on the night of March 31. The entertainment 
committee provided a very good program, the 
most enjoyable feature of which was the boxing 
bouts between O'Malley and Sweeney, and Pick- 
ett and McClaren. 

The Class of '24, is making every endeavor 
to excel the "Soiree" given by the Sophomore 
Class of last year. It was unanimously agreed 
that the "Soiree" last year was the event of the 
season, and we are certain that '24 has a difficult 
task to outshine it. 



'■-■-■:-^'-- :■:'■■- THE A* A. u:--' 

Because of delayed plans, Villanova did not 
open this season for inter-collegiate boxing, but 
lier boxers. Tommy O'Malley, Frank Pickett, 
Geo. Burns, and Paul Longua will compete in the 
Middle Atlantic A. A. U. to be held on Wednes- 
day, March 29th. On Monday, March 20th, Tom- 
my O'Malley, Villanova's lightweight, was victor 
in the inter-city championships held at Cleveland, 
Ohio. ■■.,;^:-.;.i 



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26 



LAMBA KAPPA DELTA 

The Lambda Kappa Delta (Pre-Medical) 
fraternity will soon hold the formal opening of 
its new club room in the College basement. 

Preparations are being made for a post- Len- 
ten formal Dance, and a date will soon be an- 
nounced for the event. ; 

Manager Derwin very ably piloted the bas- 
ket ball team through the season, and his efforts 
for the team were rewarded by the showing they 
made. 

With the opening of the base ball season, the 
inter-class base ball league is being formed, and 
the L. K. D. will be represented as in basket- 
ball. 



EPSILON PHI THETA 

Tlie Epsilon Phi Theta will very soon an- 
nounce the date of its post-Lenten Dance. Judg- 
ing from the popularity of its previous dances, 
there is little doubt over the success of this one;, 



:;::::^';:-:^:v;::::,::: :;.,;::.; PHI KAPPA PI ■-v^^'^;:,; '■:-■;:;::■■:.::': 

The Phi Kappa Pi is very much elated over 
the showing of its basket ball team in the Inter- 
Fraternity League. They have suffered only 
one defeat, and have beaten every other team in 
tlie league. With such a record, they are unques- 
tionably tlie favorites for the championship. 
Special mention must be made of Bueche, Lynch, 
Reed, Hertzler, Coffin and Coach Laughlin. 



ATHLETIC MANAGERS 

At a recent meeting of the Athletic Associa- 
tion, Harold Blanchfield, '23, was elected first 
assistant manager, and William Poplaski, '24, 
was elected second assistant manager of base ball 
for tliis season. 

Mr. John E. Riordan, '23, who has been as- 
sistant manager during the basket ball season 
recently completed, will succeed Howard Thorn- 
bury, '22, as manager of basket ball for the sea- 
son of 1922-'23. 



STUDENTS MEETING 

On P'riday, March 17th, the students of the 
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Depart- 
ments were the guests of the Philadelphia section 
of tlie American Society of Mechanical Engineers 

The meeting consisted of an inspection tour 
of tlie new Delaware Plant of the Philadelphia 
Electric Company, at Beach and Palmer Streets, 
at tlie annual students meeting. 
Philadelphia. At 6 o'clock a buffet supper was 



served at the Engineering building of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, followed by an inspec- 
tion of the Engineering laboratories of the Towne 
Scientific School of the University. 

Addresses were delivered later in the even- 
ing by Mr. W. L. Saunders, President of the In- 
gersoU-Rand Co., and by Mr. D. Robert Yarnall, 
member of the committee on relations with col- 
leges. The subject of Mr. Saunder's address was: 
Forty-six years out of college. Mr. Yarnall spoke 
on the value of membership in a National society. 
Motion pictures were furnished by courtesy of the 
Sanford Riler Stoker Co., showing the combus- 
tion of a boiler furnace. 

The American Society of Mechanical En- 
gineers extended its invitation to the students of 
Villanova, through Professor Morehouse, who is 
a member of the society. 



STUDENT COUNCIL 

One of the recent inovations of the School 
of Technology is the Student Council. It is to 
consist of four members, a representative from 
each class, and is to act as meditator between the 
student and the faculty. The classes are repres- 
ented as follows: 

Senior ...... . iv ........ ; . .Harold Bueche 

• Junior ...:....:..;,.. C. Joseph McNally 

Sophomore .......... Edward Z. Hanlon 

Freshman .............. George D. Casey 



BOXING 

Since Tommy O'Malley, the Inter-collegiate 
lightweight champion and captain of the 1921 
boxing team of the University of Pennsylvania, 
has matriculated at Villanova, boxing has taken 
a new impetus and has become one of the leading 
attractions of the entire student body. Several 
fine bouts have been staged recently, but the ban- 
ner night was on March 10th, when the following 
matches were offered : 

Young "Phila. Jack" O'Brien vs. Tommy 
O'Malley. 

"Villanova" George Burns vs. "Irish" Mc- 
Donald. ''■.-■;;■; 

Frank Sullivan vs. Paul Donnelly. 

"Bennie" Bass vs. "Marty" Somers. 

"Chick" Weasey vs. "Kid" Callahan. 

Captain Tommy O'Malley, of the boxing 
team and his squad are entered in the Middle 
Atlantic Amateur Championships, on Wednesday, 
March 29, 1922. The squad has been training un- 
der the able tutelage of "Philadelphia Jack" 
O'Brien and Jim Naulty 



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NEW SCHOOL FOR STAMMERERS 

J. Stanley Smith, A.M. L.L.D., President of 
the Alumni Association, has recently been the 
recipient of many congratulations because of the 
success wliich he has obtained in his practical 
method of curing speech defects, particularly 
that of stammering, Mr. Smith has been interest- 
ed in the difficulties of the stammerer for many 
years, and has devoted much time and study to 
the various corrective systems, which have been 
practiced in this country. After much experi- 
ment he feels that in the Kingsley Method, which 
he has originated, he has found the best practical 
way of dealing with the problem, and of curing 
speech defects. In the Kingsley Plan, which 
adopts the Kingsley Method, he has established 
more than a mere school. In it he has incorpo- 
rated special club features for practical work 
which have proven successful. The Philadel- 
phia newspapers have given much space to the 
monthly dinners of the club, most of the speakers 
at which are members of the school who were or 
liad been stammerers. Many proifiment profes- 
sional men liave enrolled as pupils in the King- 
sley Metliod, and it is chiefly to the success, wliich 
they have achieved and tlieir enthusiasm that 
the new method owes its growing popularity. 
Recently the Federal Vocational Board approved 
the method for the teaching of tlie soldiers under 
its care. The school of which Mr. Smith is the 
Founder and Principal is located at 1215 Wal- 
nut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

, The VillanoviAN extends its congratula- 
tions and best wishes for the success of the new 
venture. 



Among the names of those who recently 
passed the State of Pennsylvania examination 
for admission to the practice of law, we find that 
of Frank Murray, '19, and Joseph X. Rafter, '07. 
Frank Murry is a Junior in the Law School of 
the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rafter is 
a Professor in the Business Administration 
course at the college. 



At the recent convention of the united Dem- 
ocratic Party of the State of Pennsylvania, it 
was decided to present the primaries a ticket 
which includes the names of Charles D. McAvoy, 
'98, L.L.D., former United States District At- 
torney, as tlie party's candidate for Lieutenant 
Governor. : 



The Editor of Alumni Notes takes this op- 
portunity to send an appeal to each member of 
the Alumni for material to be used in publication. 
The department was instituted primarily to keep 
members informed of the activitiesi of others. We 
realize that after graduation, classmates become 
detached in pursuing tlieir various activities and 
many times some are in doubt as to the place and 
occupation of others. The Villanovan in it's 
circulation reaches each Alumnus and thus much 
information may be acquired through its medium. 
If various members of the Alumni would send to 
us any articles, which they tliink would be of 
interest to others, we are certain that this de- 
partment could be made a more interesting factor 
for all concerned. 

Therefore, if each member would consider 
these facts seriously, we are certain the efforts 



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of this department will not have been in vain, 
and the ViLLANOVAN may become a factor of 
greater interest in your lives. Pleasant mem- 
ories of your time spent at Villanova may be 
recalled and what is finer than to hear from a 
classmate.. 



A^mong recent visitors at Villanova, were 
John W, Jones, J. Howard Tyrell and Frank 
Braham, 



OBITUARY 

On the morning of January 7, 1922, occurred 
the death of James Kane, at his home in New 
York City. Lieutenant Kane, as he was known, 
was a member of the Police Force of that city, 
and by his death is lost a man of sterling quali- 
ties and an official of high standing. 

To Alfred Kane, a son and member of the 
Class of '19, The Villanovian Extends its 
deepest regrets. 




• # 



'**»*»v. 



ALTHOUGH in outlinning our policy for 
this department in the October number, we 
resolved to take up at greater length three of 
our contemporaries and criticise the contents of 
each of the three, before going on to a briefer 
treatment of several other exchanges and a thank- 
ful acknowledgement of the receipt of the re- 
mainder, we may, perhaps be pardoned for dis- 
gressing from this policy this month enough to 
devote our principal consideration, — not to three 
whole issues, but rather to three articles found 
in them, — to follow out a train of thought sug- 
gested by them, to devote some attention to the 
great whole, of whicli each of the articles men- 
tioned, has to do with some part. We are confi- 
dent that the importance of the subject involved 
is enough to justify our digression, for this month, 
from our announced policy. 

That very Catholic-minded, but at times 
very illogical Anglican, Dr. Ralph Adams 
Cram, in his Gothic Quest, enumerates a list of 
some of the more notable apostles or, at any rate, 
forerunners of what he calls the New Age, who 
appeared in the England of the nineteenth cen- 
tury. The New Age of which he speaks is the 



epoch of tlie great Restoration, the true Renais- 
sance, the real Reformation, — now, more than 
ever, since the final and definite conquest of its 
arch enemy, Germany, in the process of forma- 
tion and development, — in which Restoration, 
a restoration to "Catholic consciousness," Dr. 
Cram, together with such great thinkers as Dr. 
Walsh, Theodore Maynard, Hilaire Belloc and 
Mr. Chesterton, sees the only possible alternative 
to the complete destruction of European civili- 
zation, the only possible cure for the cataclysmic 
misfortunes of individualism, capitalism, and ma- 
terialism inflicted on Europe and on the world 
by the Higli Renaissance and the following 
Pseudo-Reformation. Although Dr. Cram's 
list begins no farther back than with the name 
of Newman, it is generally conceded that the 
leaders of the great Romantic movement at the 
beginning of the last century did not fail to do 
tlieir part in preparing the way for the full flow- 
er of the movement towards the New Age, with 
their scornful rejection of the forced, self-con- 
seious, artificial literature of the eighteenth cen- 
tury. 

All of which long-winded paragraph may 



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serve, perhaps, as an introduction to our critic- 
ism of the three essays on prophets of the New 
Age, which are found, among others of similar 
subject, in the Exchange at hand. We cannot 
help remarking that it seems an encouraging 
sign of the times that contributions to College 
Magazines, especially the Catholic ones, should 
be found dealing with some of the exponents in 
literary form of the great Movement to which we 
referred above. Of those under consideration, 
three, — on Shelley's Adonais, on Dante Gabriel 
Rossetti and on Newman, — seem especially worth 
while, not, perhaps, because of very great in- 
trinsic merit, but as indications that Catholic 
students are being stimulated to an appreciation 
of the leaders back to all that was best in Medi- 
aevalism, — as essays on subjects that may right- 
fully claim our attention in an especial manner. 



The short article on Shelley's "Adonais" in 
the February Villa Varian, scarcely does more 
than to open up the subject or rather, to call it 
to the attention of such as naay re'ad the article 
?.nd attract them to a careful perusal of the work 
discussed, and perhaps, to some of the other pro- 
ductions of Shelley. The writer compares the 
"Adonais" with Milton's very similar elegy 
"Lycidas" using the very happy figure of the sol- 
emn peal of an organ to describe Milton's tone,— ^ 
as distinguished from that of Shelley, which is 
called "the tender quiver of a violin." Shelley's 
deep, magnificent love for his friend Keats, his 
philosophy of death, his poetic realization of the 
great truth of the soul's immortality, his almost 
prophetic intimation of his own death which fol- 
lowed so soon after the completion of the poem — • 
fll these aspects of Shelley's greatness as mani- 
fested in "Adonais" are recalled by the writer. 
But why, it may be asked, — associate Shelley 
with tlie representatives of that school of thought 
which we have been treating? The answer is 
not far to seek to any one who realizes Shel- 
ley's appreciation of, and love for, — sheer, utter 
Beauty, — for are not Beauty and Truth, insofar 
as they may be attained in his vale of tejtrs,^ 
the ultimate objects of the great movement to 
which Dr. Cram has given the name of the Gothic 
Quest? 

Tlie essay on Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the 
February number of the Prospector, a quarterly 
from Mt. St. Charles College, Helena, Montana, 
treats, more at length and more thoroughly, — 
another of the great voices that arose in nine- 
teenth century England to call the attention of 



their contemporaries back to the happy days 
when Europe was Catholic. After a brief sum- 
mary of his life, the author gives us some account 
of his connection with the Pre-Raphaelite Bro- 
therhood, and of the influence of that body on 
the cultural life of England. There follows some 
detailed account of the literary and artistic pro- 
ductions of the Brotherhood, and the essay closes 
with a touching word picture quoted from Wil- 
liam Bell Scott of tlie last moments of Rossetti, 
in which, reputed Agnostic as he was, he called 
with true Mediaeval fervor for the benefit of 
sacramental confession and absolution. Our 
chief criticism of this article is that it hardly has 
enough to say about the great Pre-Raphaelite 
Brotherhood,- — its spirit, its aimsi, its influence. 
When we consider how much has been written 
about the Oxford Movement, the great sister of 
Pre-Raphaelitism, it seems that in an essay on 
Rossetti, there would be room for a more extend- 
ed account of that movement with which he was 
90 intimately associated and which can scarcely 
be said to have been called to the attention of the 
reading public so well or so eloquently as has 
been the case with the Oxford Movement. How- 
ever, considering its limitations, the article is 
very well written and entirely worth while. 



The last of the three essays to which we are 
devoting the greater part of our attention this 
month is that on Newman, which is also con- 
tained in the February number of the Villa Mari- 
an. Here again we may remark without any 
reflection on the writer, that the article is worthy 
of attention not so much because of its intrinsic 
merit, which is by no means small, but in virtue 
of the importance of the subject, of the possible 
inspiration to a further study of this subject 
that may be the result of reading tlie article. 
After some introductory remarks on the spirit 
of romance, that permanent, influence, to some 
degree, at any rate, upon the literary work of 
every age, the writer calls Newman the em- 
bodiment of this highest romance. She brings 
in Canon Barry's famous aphorism that "Ro- 
mance is homesickness for the Catholic Church." 
She then proceeds to give some account of New- 
man's life and of his immortal works. We very 
much doubt whether many sober critics will coin- 
cide with the writer's opinion that the Via Media, 
the Grammar of Assent, and the Apologia "com- 
prise the extent of his lasting doctrinal accomp- 
lishment." No one questions of course, the value 
of the great Apologia, and perhaps the Gram- 



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mar of Assent should be included in the cate- 
gory of Newman's "lasting doctrinal accomplish- 
ment/' but surely the Via Media, which however, 
well written it may be, is, after all tlie exposi- 
tion of a tlieory whicli the autlior liimself was 
afterwards compelled to give up, — surely this 
is not to be preferred to tlie essay on Develop- 
ment, at any rate, in any Catholic estimation 
of tlie lasting wortli of Newman's doctrinal writ- 
ings. Then again, althougli the essay is entitled 
"Newman, the Man and His work," — there is 
practically no advertence on tlie part of the writer 
to tlie tremendous influence of Newman on his 
own and subsequent generations. Surely this, 
if anj'^thing, was the "work" of Newman. How- 
ever, some excuse for the sliortcomings of such 
an article is to be found in the very magnitude of 
tlie subject, in the treatment of the life and work 
of one who was perhaps the leading English 
prophet that has stimulated men to launch forth 
on the high endeavor of the Gothic Quest. 



Aside from the articles criticised above, the 
Villa Marian and the Pros))cctor are well-writ- 
ten and creditable, altha the Prospector, with 
only four ])urely literary ocuntributions, may 
scarcely be said to come uj) to the standard for 
a quarterly. 



The Georgetown College Journal for January 
which was late in coming to us, is in general up 
to its usual high degree of excellence. It is worthy 
of note that, of the eight poems and essays in the 
number, four are the work of one writer, in the 
case of whom it must be admitted his being pro- 
lific does not seem to have prevented him from 
producing very creditable work. A very well- 
written essay on "The Origin of Ryhme in Mod- 
ern Verse" seeks to establish the thesis, tl\at we 
are to attribute the rise of this very becoming and 
useful, if not necessary adjunct of modern verse, 
to Celtic origins. Our chief criticism of the Jour- 
nal is that it is weak on stories, — as it contains 
but one in the January number. If this depart- 
ment were built up, — the Journal would be able 
to take a surer position in the front ranks of Col- 
lege Journalism. 



We also wish to make grateful acknowledge- 
ment of the receipt of the following Exchanges: 

The Boston College Stylus, The Fordham 
Monthly, St. Vincent College Journal, The Via- 
torian. The Alvermia, The l)e Paul Minerval, 
The Reveille, The Mountaineer, The Si)ringhill- 
ian, The (jonzaga. The Soloman, The Pebble, 
Forest Eeaves, The Triad, Orange and Black, 
Tlie Vincentian, The Eawrence High School 
Bulletin and the Radnorite. 




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VILLANOVA, 20; LEBANON VALLEY, 3J 

v\ x St. Patrick's day proved to be unlucky for 

^ ' ftv"^ Varsity basket ball team, which lost its 

(vM final game of the season to Lebanon Valley Col- 

V lege, at Lebanon, Pa. The varsity was much 

handicapped by the loss of three regular mem- 

v: bers; Ryan, Gray and Pickett, all of whom were 

■on the sick list. The game was interesting des- 

: pite this fact, however, and much credit is due to 

the second string men for their efforts. 

Laughlin and Sweeney starred for Villa- 
: V ViOwai, while B. Wolfe and Homan were the main- 
:: stays of the Lebanon team. 



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Sweeney ; forward 


Cohen 


Lynch forward 


W. Wolfe 


Krieg : . center 


B. Wolfe 


Loughlin guard 


Carlen 


Beuche guard 


Homan 


Substitutions — Foley for Loughlin; 


Fowen for Cohen. 



BASEBALL PROSPECTS 

On March 15th, the initial call for varsity 
base ball candidates, was issued by Coach Mc- 
Geehan. Nearljy for!ty men jhave respionded. 
Due to tlie cold, inclement weather very little was 
accomplislied durijig the first (week. ' Among 
the veterans of last year's team to report for prac- 
tice were Captain McDonald, Hertzler, Meader,, 
Sweeney, O'Donnell, Cronin, Ryan, and Con- 
nolly. Of the new candidates who are showing 
up well, are Bradley, Clifford, Dora, P'ord, Sayer, 
Young, and Duggan. 

That the outlook for a very successful sea- 
son is very promising is evident from the large 



number of candidates tliat appeared for practice. 
The pitcliing staff, with Sweeney and Meader, 
veterans of last season, augmented by Sayer, re- 
puted to be the best High School pitcher of Hart- 
ford, and Jim Duggan, the star performer for 
Brooklyn Prep, team of last season, will aid 
Coach McGeehan materially and he will hardly 
find any weakness in his pitching supply. 

McDonald and Hertzler, last year's back- 
stops, will undoubtedly do the bulk of the receiv- 
ing again this year. Clifford, in case of necessity, 
can be brouglit in from the outfield. 

Tom O'Donnell, first baseman on last year's 
varsity, will again handle the inital sack. His 
stick work is improving, and he will be a big 
factor in winning games. Bradley, a new man, 
is the candidate for second base. From the form 
lie shows in practice he will undoubtedly merit 
the position. Ryan and O'Brien at shortstop 
and third base respectively will complete the in- 
field. With but one outfielder remaining from 
last season it will be necessary for Coach Mc- 
Geehan to build up this department. Connolly 
will take left field., and positions in right and 
centerfield will be filled by the most promising 
candidates. As there are quite a number of can- 
didates for these positions it will be extremely 
difficult, at this time, to pick the men from such 
as Ford, Clifford, P'oley, and Kreig. 

Witli this material on hand Coach McGeehan 
will be able to pick a representative nine that 
will compare favorably with any otlier college 
nine that will be encountered this season. 



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June, 1922 



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Associate Editors 
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Charles A. Callahan, '22 Robert Evans, '21 

Howard M. Thornbury, Ph.B., '22 Art Editor 

Martin J, McDonald, Ph.B., '22 Business Manager 

James Purcell, '24 Assistant Business Manager 

Hubert Langlois, '23 Staff Photograplier 

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Martin J. McDonald President 

Elmer M. Hertzler Vice-President 

Howard M. Tliornbury Secretary- 
John P. Donavan Treasurer 



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Class History 



^^T"!' IT wouldn't be for the fellows here, you'd never see me around this 
I place again, take it from me." I heard this rather startling declara- 
"^ tion not so long ago from one of our engineers who had the blues 
or a "flunk," or some other trifling incident. Though it was just a meaning- 
less outburst of feeling, it contained the germ of one of the biggest things 
of our college life. However rosy our comedians, scenario writers, and 
journalists picture a four-year "vacation" at college, there are a great many 
things that are gulped down only because the fellows are with us. A good 
"crowd" carries us smoothly over the rough spots just as (they say) a good 
wife isi the very best of antidotes for Despair in the journey through life. 

The "bunch-spirit" is not the same as "school-spirit," the latter is chief- 
ly dependeint on things outside of the individual, while the former arises 
spontaneously out of the hearts of the fellows themselves. Two fellows en- 
tirely antagonistic to each other may be united in school-spirit, but they are 
never united in the same "crowd." A strongly knit together band can 
build cities and move mountains; a few men bound together with the great- 
est ties of loyalty built Villanova, and the same still haunts the buildings 
it erected. 

After four years of life in the midst of a gang of regular fellows, and 
guided by Father Frank Driscoll (who is the best one of them all), the 
graduating class is about to go, each one a regular, honest-td-goodness he- 
man. It wasi the crowd that made things a pleasure, and it was the crowd 
that lielp to blot out quickly the inevitable sorrows that must come in a 
four years crowded with incidents. The faces of the crowd will never leave 
our memories, even though we may never see them again. 

In 1918, when the only correct shade for gentlemen was khaki, '22, 
the "War-Babies" was born. Villanova impressed us more as a barracks 
tlian as an institution of learning. Classes and professors were only of sec- 
ondary importance, a prefect was a thing quite beyond our conception, 
Lieutenant A. B. Scott, and hisi staff of lieutenants, Love, Lowrie, Brown, 
P^air, Nace, and Blanchfield introduced to us the new word "discipline," and 
tlie introduction was not a gentle one. The days were full ones, from the 
sliivering roll-call in front of the flag-pole at Reveille, to solemn Taps that 
Bugler Lyons sounded from the Bridge at night. In retrospect, it all seems 
wonderful, but at that time it was quite different. 

'22 will never forget the days of the "flu." Classes were suspended, 
and likewise all military formations, because all that were not actually 
sick were required for a thousand kinds of necessary detail work. Guard 
Duty (at the gates with wooden guns), K. P., and hospital duty alternated 
so rapidly that we sometimes wished the "flu" might get us — just a little 
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£i M I' IT wouldn't 1)1 lor tlic fellows licrc, von'd ii('\fr sec luc .•iroiiiid lliis 
I place ;iii,'iiii. t;ike it Ironi me.' I lieMi'd this r;itlier stMrtliiiu deelMr.'i 
tioii not so loiin' aii'o I'roin one of our eiiii'iiicers wlio had the hints 
or a "Hunk," or some other triflinii' incident. Tlionuli it was just a meaninii' 
less ontburst ol reeliiiu,. it contained the ii'enn ol one of the hiyjifst tliinji's 
of our eollesi'c life. However rosy our comedians, scenario writers, .■iiid 
journalist.^ picture a four-year "vacation " at eolle<>'e, there are a urcat many 
thinn's that are ii'iilpcd down only hecausc the fellows are with us. .\ yood 
"crcAvd" carries us smoothly o\ cr the r()ui>h sjjots just as (they say) a li'ood 
wife is the \ fry best of antidotes for Despair in the jouriuy ihrouuh liie. 

The "hunch spirit " is not the s.inie as "M-lioolspirit, ' the latter is chief 
Iv dependent on thiiii>s outside of the iiulividual, while the former arist s 
^pcntaneously out of the hearts of the fellows thenisehcs. Two i'ellows en 
tirely ant/ijionistie to each other may. he united in school spirit, hut they are 
iu'\er united in the same "crowd. " .V j-troiiii'ly knit tosi'ether hand can 
huild cities and move mountains; a few men hound toiicther with the ureat 
est ties of loyalty huilt \'illanova, and the same still haunts the huildinys 
it erected. 

After four years of life in the midst of n uauu' of reuular fellow^, and 
U'uided hy i'ather l'"rank Driscoll (who is the hest one of them all), the 
jiraduatinu' class is ahout to i>,(!, <'ach one a rejiular, honest touoiulness he- 
man. It w.'is the crowd that made thinjis a pleasure, and it was the crowd 
th;it help to hlot out (piickly the ine\itahle sorrows that must come in a 
four years crowded with incidents. The faces e.f the crowd will never leax'c 
our memories, e\'en tlioui>h we may ne\cr see them a^ain. 

In l!)IS, when the only correct shade for iifutlemen was khaki. '.;•_', 
the "War Hahies" was horn. N'illanova impressed us more as a barracks 
tli.'in as an institution of Icarniui''. (lasses and professors were oid\' ol sei' 
oiulary import/ince, a prefect was a thiui;,- (piitc ix'vond our conception 
Lieutenant .\.. H. Scott, and his staff of lieutcn;ints. l,o\c. I.owrie. Brown. 
I"'air, Nace, and HIanchfield introduced to us the luw word "discipliiu'," ;iiul 
the introduction was not a nentle oiu'. The days were full ones, from the 
shiverint!,' roll call in front of the tlau' pole at Keveille. to solemn Ta))s that 
l^uji'lcr Lyons souiuled from the Hridyc at uiyht. In retrospect, it all seems 
woiulerfid, but at that time it was (piiti' diil'erent. 

22 will never fori>et the days of the "flu. ' (lasses were suspended, 
.•Mul likewise all nii.'jtary formations, because all th;it were not a.'tuallv 
sick were recpiired for a thoiisaiul kinds ci' lucessary detail work. (iiiard 
Duty (at the iiates with wooden iiuns), K. 1'., and hospital duty alternated 
.so rapidh- that we sometimes wished the "llu" miii'ht yet us- jusl a little 
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their attentions to the sick, and to all the mass of routine work connected 
with the establishment of a military post. The days they spent at the desk, 
and the nights they spent among the sick. (The very first case of the epi- 
demic here was discovered by Father Frank, who was the Prefect of 
Studies;- — in the dead of night he carried in his own arms the stricken man 
from his room to the infirmary; the next morning he himself was victim of 
the germ.) Mainly on account of their unceasing vigilance, the efficient 
work of the doctors and nurses, and the care that was taken to treat each 
case on the appearance of the first symptom, there was only one death from 
more than a hundred cases. 

After the Armistice, when there was no longer a probability of being 
summoned for active duty at the front, interest in military things gradually 
waned. As in other units, there were a great many who came, not to a col- 
lege, but to a training camp. And witli the prospect of an early discharge, 
their only thought was Discharge. Of course, the spirit was contagious, and 
even on the part of the officers, discipline grew less exacting. On the last 
day, the only way the non-coms succeeded in getting the fellows out of bed 
was by sounding the fire-alarm. And the response was rather too slow for 
reality at that. Finally, on December 11th, the Corps was officially disband- 
ed, and everyone was allowed to go home until the after the Christmas holi- 
days.' z^-, ■ ■.; 

On the third of January we came back, this time to Villanova College. 
It was then that the 'class was actually born into the collegiate world. Father 
Dean was now the Commandant; Father DriscoE and his staff of prefects 
now saw to it that we obeyed regulations. This new life seemed at first 
one of luxury indeed. There were no more reveilles, no more assignments to 
K. P. duty, no more making of beds, scrubbing of floors, room inspections 
for imaginary dirt, — the new order of things was almost unbelievable. 

Through the efforts of Father Dean and Lieutenant Scott, a unit of 
the Reserve Officers Training Corps (R. O. T. C.) was instituted, and those 
who had found military life enjoyable were glad of continuing their educa- 
tion in soildierly accomplishments. Lieutenant Scott remained with us as 
the Officer-in-Charge. 

The difference in administration was a marked one. The upper-class- 
men quickly took us in hand and put us through the various degrees of the 
Ancient and Eternal Order of the Hobble Gobb?e. Any little bit of swell- 
headedness that might have survived army days was quickly discovered 
and taken out of us. Professors, classes, and religious exercises assumed a 
new importance in our life. Much had been missed during the months previous 
to Christmas, and it required busy ^lecture hours and lots of preparation to 
make up before June what had been lost. The sections, of course, were not 
nearly as large as they had been, owing to the fact that comparatively few 
of those who were here during the S. A, T. C. had returned for the second 
term. Due to the earnestness of those who did come back, the judicious 
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June found us exactly in that place where we should have been after a 
normal year. 

The R. O. T. C. unit spent six weeks in training at Camp Lee, Virginia, 
and those days will never be forgotten by the ones who attended. The Fall 
brought them ba^k to school sun-browned, lean, and hard. Father Dean 
was still President, Father Harris, Prefect of Discipline, and Father Frank 
DriscoU, Vice-President and Prefect of Studies. During this year. Father 
Harris was transferred to North Troy, N. Y., and Father DriscoU for the re- 
mainder of the year assumed his duties. 

The first event of importance in thisi, our Sophomore year was the 
visit of Cardinal Mercier. He was received here with great ovations of 
welcome ; the grounds were crowded with people from all the country around 
who came to see the great Cardinal; the two companies of the R. O. T. C, 
composed chiefly of the class of '22, formed the Guard of Honor. 

The problem of introducing the Freshmen into college ranks properly 
and with fitting ceremony was as usual the particular task of the Sophomore 
Class, and it might be said that few classes have ever had the privilege of 
managing in their infancy, a better class than '23. (Even today, we look 
with pleasure on our work.) : v 

In the spring of our Sophomore Year was founded the Villanova Col- 
lege Chapter of the American Association of Engineers. This organization 
was introduced into the school to provide a means of contact for our student 
engineers with the engineering world outside. 

And once more June came, and vacation, and an aU too quick September. 

The Finals of the Sophomore year had caused a high mortality; there 
were many vacant places at roU-call when we began our career as the Junior 
Class. It was just prior to our return that Father DriscoU had been chosen 
President of the College, Father O'Meara, Vice-President and Prefect of 
Discipline, with Father Grelis as the Prefect of Studies. If the student 
body had been asked to choose its own College President, or had been asked 
to select for itself a Prefect of Discipline, there is not the slightest doubt 
but that the very same men would have been chosen. Father Frank had long 
before taken his place with the long line of cops, firemen, presidents, gen- 
erals and other heroes; and Father O'Meara's smile had from the very 
first moment won everyone of us as a friend unconditionally. 

With this change in Administration, Villanova's phenomenal growth 
began. One of Father DriscoU's first acts, was to divide the college into 
departments, placing at the head of each, a Department Dean who was 
entirely responsible for the operation of his department. This one step was 
an enormous stride toward rapid expansion and a never before dreamed of 
efficiency. The effects were apparent almost immediately. Father Grelis 
was created Dean of the Classical Department, Father Fink, Dean of the 
Pre-Medical Department, and Professor Humphrey, Dean of the School of 
Technology, and all the energies of these men were bent towards systematiz- 
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coordination of classes and scliedules, and an almost complete elimination 
of those troublesome things known as "conflicts" was an immediate result. 

On October 28, 1920, Alumni Hall was dedicated. Tliis day marked 
the completion of a work that had engrossed the attention of tlie authori- 
ties for many years past; there were many difficulties to be overcome, there 
were many obstacles to be si^rnjiounted, before finis could be written to the 
undertaking, but the same sipirit that had acquired Belle Air, the same spirit 
that had built Villanova, that same, spirit of dare and do triumphed in the 
beautiful Alumni Hall. Its dedication was made one grand gala day. Not 
since before the war had there been such demonstration of class spirit. The 
day was chosen for the annual Freshman-Sophomore Football game; the 
Alumni Banquet was given in tlie gymnasium that occupies the ground floor 
of the east wing; there was a dance in the evening, — the otherwise idle 
hours of the day were devoted to class fights. The Juniors, of course, were 
in all of it, and fared probably no better, and certainly no worse than the 
others. 

In May of this Year, the Villanova College Council (2288) of the 
Knights of Columbus was establislied. The first three Degrees of tlie Order 
were conferred on a class of candidates composed exclusively of college 
men, during this month. The Third Degree is still spoken of in knight- 
hood circles, and those who were admitted on that occasion have had a rare 
good fortune. Perhaps no other single thing in the liistory of the College 
has had such an immediate and far reaching effect in College activities. 
The establishment of the council supplied a want that has long been felt, 
that is, the need of one great big organization including the whole college, 
and in which all students can meet as brothers, be they engineersi, classicals, 
philosophers or pre-meds. The Knights of Columbus do not dominate Col- 
lege activities, but they are evident in everything that is done, and where 
anything at all is lacking^ the knights are there to supply the want. 

There was but one da,rk cloud in the clear sky of June, — the resignation 
of Professor Rowland. I*rofessor Rowland had won a friend in every stud- 
ent, — to '22, he had become a near idol. His departure caused a bitter grief, 
but the memories he left with us, and the ideals he gave us will always be 
amongst our most sacred treasures. 

June once more brought witli it the dream of every spring-fevered 
youth, — Vacation, yes, and this the last. But there was no vacation for 
Villanova. One more innovation that the class of '22 had the distinction of 
witnessing is the Summer School. After we departed, nuns from all Orders 
and from all parts of the country began to arrive to attend the Villanova 
Summer School. And the co-ed, the very thought of whom would have 
shocked Villanova a decade ago, found lier way liither. Tliis class indeed has 
witnessed miraculous transformations. 

During this summer also, tlie Scliool of Business Administration was 
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Rafferty, O. S. A. as instructor. Two new Recreation rooms were outfitted 
in the basement; tlie Machine Shop was completely remodeled; the Dynamo 
Laboratory was moved from the basement into the west wing of the college 
building where formerly had been the Gymnasium ; the Photometry Lab- 
oratory was moved to the room behind the Dynamo Laboratory, and the 
old Photometry Laboratory was converted into a Photography Laboratory. 
The Physics Laboratory was moved from the Main Floor to the Second 
Floor into wliat was formerly the Library. X'^^ Electrical Testing 
Laboratory was enlarged to fill the entire north side of the ■ Main 
Floor. A new reception room was furnished on the Main Floor; the 
Library was moved to the Monastery wliere more space wasi available; the 
Study Hall was converted into a Drafting Room ; and the old Drafting 
Rooms were made into Chemical Laboratories. The old Chemical Labora- 
tories on the Main Floor were added to the Assaying Laboratory. Special 
mention must be made of Mr. Ratt'erty who devoted all his time during the 
summer to enlarging and improving the Radio station in preparation for the 
coming school term. The college building was completely repainted, many 
of the class-rooms were remodeled, and a tile-fioor was laid in the corridor 
of the Main Floor. All these things were going on while we were away 
during the summer vacation months,— when we returned in September it 
was difficult to recognize the school as the one we had left in June. AU 
these improvements speak eloquently of tlie energy of those who were re- 
sponsible for them. The tendencies are toward a greater Villanova, but 
sometimes the advances are so rapid, the changes become quite startling. 

Finally, after a very brief summer we found ourselves again back at 
Villanova, now dignified Seniors. What a vast difference it makes. For the 
first time the .^ong school year appears too sliort. Just a few^ months of 
study, just a few examinations, and we leave Villanova forever. Involun- 
tariljr, we sometimes think, — this is tlie last time I'll do this, or, this is tlie 
last time Fll witness that. No matter how much we dislike doing a thing, 
if we have grown accustomed to doing it, the last performance of that act 
always brings witli it a feeling of regret. 

Soon we will go out to represent Villanova. A grave responsibility 
lies on us. P'our years we spent under her fostering care, and just as our 
bodily growth proceeds by almost infinitesimal in:rements of tissue, so we 
have been growing, not by large doses of lessons and much reading of text- 
books, but by small additions of strength-fibres to our character to make us 
strong, to our wiUs to make us will to be just, and to our hearts to make 
us want to love God and Truth, and to our intellects to make us, not know- 
ing, but wise. 

The year hag passed all too rapidly, and here we are at graduation. 
We have learned much from each other, we have both given and received, 
and when we part, we part each to the other a debtor. 



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The real history of the Class cannot be written on the pages of a printed 
book, but It IS written on the hearts of all of us, and just as we study history 
to trace cause from effect, and for guidance in future problems, let us from 
the history of our brief life here together, draw our inspirations to guide us 
m the future, 

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History of Athletics of the Glass of '22 

WHEN we take a retrospect of the activities of our class during the 
last four years, well may we be proud of our members for their 
participation in athletics. Those men have brought credit not 
only upon our class, but also on Villanova, which means so much to us who 
have spent our college days under her guiding hand. We realize that in 
whatever sport they participated, footba?,l, baseball or basketball, they 
fought for Villanova, first, last and always. 

Our Sophomore year was not without its struggles on the gridiron. 
The annual game between the Sophomores and Freshmen was bitter and 
hard fought on both sides. The result was a tie score, but we feel that we 
should have been conceded a moral victory. 

As we gaze down the line of men in our class who have won the covet- 
ed "V," we glow with pride and satisfaction that our numbers were great. 
Hugh McGeehan, perhaps, the cleverest athlete at Villanova in many a 
day, captained the Varsity Football Team in 1920, He did it in a manner 
becoming a true son of Villanova and we wish on this occasion to extend to 
him our deepest appreciation for his splendid work. We give due credit 
to Elmer M. Hertzler, who captained the Varsity Football the following 
season. Elmer has won his letter both in baseba'l and football, having stood 
behind the plate in many a bitter struggle. Joseph McCarthy will not soon 
be forgotten for his four years work which was concluded with the cap- 
taining of the Varsity Footba?l squad of '21. Many of our members includ- 
ing Marty McDonald, Paul McNamara and Harold BlanchfieM have distin- 
guished themselves both on the gridiron and diamond. Marty's efforts 
were rewarded by his teammates when he was chosen to lead the Varsity 
Baseball squad for the season of '22. 

James Kennedy has held the office of President of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation for the past two years, and under his guidance the Association has 
surged forward in its work. Howard Thornbury managed the Varsity 
Basketball of '21-'22, the second season for this sport. 

William O'Leary, who has been so active in every activity of worth 
at the Coillege held the position of Manager of the Varsity Baseball Team 
of '22. 

All the members of the class of '22 hope that those members of athletic 
ability will take the same interest in the affairs of life that they did while 
at Villanova. May they pursue their professions and business careers with 
the same indomitable spirit, which so splendidly characterized their days 
at Villanova. 



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MARTIN JOSEPH MacDONALD Water bury, Conn, 

<'Marty" ''Bandy'' 




Base Ball— 2, 3, 4 

Captain Base Ball — 4 
, Football— 2, 3, 4 

^ Basket Ball Squad— 3 

AIvafc« Silver Loving Cup — 2 

Knights of Columbus 

President Epsilon Phi Theta 

President J 922 Class 

Belle-Air Staiff, Advertising Manager 

|Y/|ARTY could not find a school to suit him until he came to Villanova. 
-•-"-*- IJke the rest of us, he liked it here and j)itched his tent for keeps. 
Marty's first try for a collejyc wa.s Holy Cross; he was a catcher for the varsity 
there, which is equivalent to saying that Marty was a great ball jilayer 
already "way back." From Holy Cross he took a big jump south to Auburn 
College, Alabama. Here, Marty was a regular of the Auburn football team 
that won the 1918 Alabama State championshij) — which gives him a big repu- 
tation as a football man. At last Marty arrived at Villanova where lie main- 
tained both reputations as a base ball and as a football star. His very first 
season here Marty won the "immense" silver loving cup presented by Mr. 
Alvarez, of Cuba, for all-around best man on the base ball team — and well 
he deserved it. 

Marty is not quite as little as Mickey Blanchfield, but he isn't much 
larger either — the two of them were the midgets of Villanova's 1921 famous 
"pony back-field." 

But our little "Bandy" is not as popular as he is on account of his 
achievements— it is his personality that gains him a friend in every one he 
meets. Tliere is no one who has a more winning way with umpires and 
referees and other officials. 

Marty has the qualities of a born leader (and some day when he is teach- 
ing a little country school somewhere, this will stand him well); this is 
evident ivoiw the fact that he was chosen captain of the base ball team for 
the season of 1922, and has for the last two years held the office of president 
of the class. He is also president of the Epsilon Phi Theta. 



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17 



CHARLES ALBERT BELZ . . • Manayunfc, Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Charley" 




R« O. T. G (Military Science Prize) 

Secretary Phi Kappa Pi 

Secretary and Treasurer, R« C H. S. Club 

Football Squad— 2, 3 

Mathematics Medal— 2 

Secretary A. A. E. 

Knights of Columbus 

Editor of College Notes, The Villianovan 

Radio Club 

Belle Air 



T F one were to ask who of us is tlie most smooth tempered, the most con- 
•^ sistently ])IecKsant our fingers would unanimously point to Charley. He 
is what we migiit call our "systematic American" for it is his usual custom 
to resolve all his undertakings down to a system ; and his system usually 
works and produces results as is indicated by his enviable record in class 
achievement. 

Charlie took up his residence at Villanova at the beginning of tiie Student 
Army Training Corps and in the interim between then and now, lie has been 
])rominently associated witli all activities of the class and college. No assign- 
ment was too difficult for iiim and ids very ])resence on a. committee was 
sufficient enough to insure the proper functioning of that body. He has 
chosen to be a civil engineer and we are certain that lie lias ciiosen wisely not 
merely on account of liis ability (for he was always tliere when it came to 
wading through tiie intricacies of engineering) but nu)re on account of Ids 
affable and inherent good nature and the ease with widcii he makes friends. 

Perhaps tiie day students realized this latter quality and accordingly 
honored him by clioosing liis room as tlieir rendezvous. 'JMie very fact tliat 
he can look at tiie catenary curve wiiich his bed assumes occasionally as a con- 
sequence of a sui)er-imi)oscd load of lazy humanity and smile, convinces us 
of his good nature. 

Tliere were rumors of a I'oinance at one time in Ciiarlie's career but we 
never were able to glean tlie details. All we know is that he used to be 
promiscuous in his absence on certain nights. We have even detected him 
on certain occasions staring int;) sjiace with u wistful look on his face and 
have drawn our own conclusions. 

Wiiatever of i)lcasure and ]irofit tiierc is in college life Charlie extracted, 
and we certainly regret parting from him. L'nselfish, modest, and of inimitable 
personality —that's l.e and by these qualities you sliall know liim. No truer 
pal, no more devoted classman, no finer gentleman is there among us. We're 
proud of iiim and wish liim success in anything he may aspire to — be it 
engineering, love or otiierwise. 



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MARTIN JOSEPH MacDONALD ■ . . 

<'Marly" "Bandy" 



Waterbury, Conn. 




Base Ball— 2, 3, 4 ' • 

Captain Base Ball — 4 

Football— 2, 3, 4 

Basket Ball Squad — 3 

Alvarez Silver Loving Cup — 2 

Knights of Columbus 

President Epsilon Phi Theta 

President 1922 Class 

Belle-Air Staff, Advertising Manager 

\/I Ali'l'^' could iKit Cmd ,i school to suit liiiii until he ciiiiic to \'ill,ino\ ;i. 
^^ -*- I. ike the rest of us, he liked it l\ere imd pitched liis tent t'oi- keeps. 
M.irly's first try for ,i college w.is Iloly Cross; he \\;is ;i (•;itcher for Ihe vai'siiy 
tliere, which is e(|ui\;di'nl lo sa\ inn fluit .M.'irty \\;is ;i ;ire;it h;dl |)l;i\ci' 
;dre;id\ "'wiiy h;ick." l''roni liol\ Cimss he took ;i l)i^- Jump south lo Auliui'ti 
('ollefi'e, AlaliJiuui. I lere. M.irly was a rejiidar of the Aiduii'n footi)all team 
thai won ihe l!)IS Alahania Slate chamiiionshi]) whicli ^ixcs him a hig i'e))ii- 
lation as a fooih.all man. At las! .Marly arrived at \"illano\a wliere he main- 
tained lioth reputations as a hase hall and as a foolliall star. Ills \('r.\' lirsl 
season here .Marly won Ihe "immense" sihcr loxinr cup presented hy Mr. 
.\!\'are/,, of Ciilia. for all-around hcst man lai Ihe lia--e hall leam and well 
he deserved il. 

.Marty is not (piile as lilllc as .Mickey lilanchlield, linl he isn"l much 
larji'cr either Ihe Iwo of Ihem were Ihe midu'ets of NillaiKn.i's liCJI famous 
"pony hack-lield."" 

But our lillle ""15an(l\" is nol as poi)ular as he is on accoiinl of his 
achiev cnients il is his |iersonalily thai fzains him a friend in every one he 
meels. There is no one who has a more wimiing wav willi iimiai-es and 
referees and other olhcials. 

.Marty has Ihe (pi.alilics of a horn leader (and some day when he is leacli- 
inji' a iiltle country school s(m)ewhere, this will stand him well): this is 
evident from thi' fact thai he was chosen caiitaiii of Ihe liasc hall leam for 
Ihe season of l!)"J2, and has for Ihe last Iwo vears held the ollice of iiresideni 
of the class. lie is also president of Ihe l''.psilon I'hi Theta. 



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CHARLES ALBERT BELZ Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pa. 

''Charley" 



R. O. T. C. (Military Science Prize) 

Secretary Phi Kappa Pi 

Secretary and Treasurer, R. C, H. S. Club 

Football Squad — 2, 3 

Mathematics Medal— 2 

Secretary A. A. E. 

Knfj5;hts of Columbus 

Editor of College Notes, The Villianovan 

Radio Club 

Bdle Air 




T]'" iiiic Wfi'f III .isk w |i(i III n-' i^ llic iiKisI ^mootli tcriiix't-td. Hie iiidst cm- 
sistciill\ picis.iiit oil! rm.iicr^ wiiiild im;iniiii()usl\ iioiiil tn Cluirlcx lie 
is what uc miiilil c.ill mir "sv slciiuil ic \ iiicrican" t'ur it is ills nsii.il custDiii 
to rcsnlvc nil liis iiiKlcrtakiiiiis diiwn tn a sNstciii; and iiis s\slcni usually 
works and produces i-csulls as is indicalcd l)\- Ids ciivialilc record in class 
acliie\cinenl. 

Charlie took up his residence at N'illaiidva at the hcffinninji- of tiie Student 
\i-iii\ TrainiM^i- Corjis and in Ihe iiderini i)etween then and now, he has heen 
pronnnenlly associated witii all activities of the class and eollep'. No assijin- 
nwnf was loo dillieult for liini and his very i-.rcscnce on a eonimittee was 
sutlicienl enouiih to insiin' Ihe pi'i^jier fiuict ionini;- of thai Imdy. lie has 
chosen to lie a cix il enj:inecr and we are certain that he has chosen w isel> not 
merely on acconiil of his aliilily (for he was always there when it came to 
wading- throu;ih Ihe intricacies of enjii nee ring) hut more on aecounl of his 
atVahle and inherent jidod nature and Ihe case with which he makes friends. 

I'criiai)s Ihe day studcids rcali/.ed this latter (pialil\ and aecordinnly 
honored him liy choosinji' his room as their remle/.MUis, 'I'hc \cr\ fact that 
he can look at the ealcnar\ cui'nc which his bed assinnes oecasionallx as a con- 
se(|uenee of a super imposed load of la/.y iiumanit\ and snnlc. convinces us 
of his fiood nature. 

There wci'c |-umors of a romance at one lime in Charlie's career lull we 
ne\cr were ahle lo i;lean the delails. All we know is that he used In he 
promiscuous in his alisenee on certain nijzhts. We ha\e even detected him 
on certain oeeasii ns slarinii int > space with a wistfid look on his face and 
have drawn our own conelusiniis. 

\\'hale\er of pleasure and i)ro(!t there is in collcp' life Charlie extracted, 
ami wi' ccrtainlv re.urct partinf^' from him. Insellish, modest, ami of itnmitahle 
personality thafs he and liy these cpialities you shall know him. No truer 
l>al, no more dexoled classman, no liner ficidleman is there ann)nn- ns. We're 
proud of him and w i di him success in anxthini 
cnLfineerinji-, love or otlu'rwisc. 



he m.i\ asiiire to he it 



18 THE VILLANOV AN 



HOWARD EARL BLANCHFIELD ;................ f/.i;; Salem, N. Y. 

■i ■ ''KBcfccy" .,*«Thc Brute" ' .'■, 




Varsity Football, J, 2, 3 

Baseball Squad, }, 2 

CooitnJttee K. of C Ball 

Phi Kappa Pi 

Deputy Grand Knight of K, of C 

Assistant Manager Baseball. 

COMEBODY wanted to have the Society for the revention of Cruelty 
^ to Children remove "Mickey" from the gridiron. They did not know 
this individual like we do and the fear they had for his safety was unfounded 
for tlie one thing that Harold can do is to take care of himself in a football 
contest. He eats, sleeps and above all plays football. Would that we had a 
command of the English Language to fully express our thanks and admiration 
for the spirit and courage this player has exhibited on all occasions. Although 
a Napoleon in siize, yet none have displayed more perseverance and -pluck. 

It seems almost inconceivable that this diminitive individual could render 
so much havoc upon the other side, yet in all the games "Mickey" was a valu- 
able member of the "Famous Pony Backfield" whose slogan was "The bigger 
they are the harder they fall." 

The same active interest displayed in football, has also been shown in 
club and social activities. As an officer in the Phi Kappa Pi "Mickey" pro- 
moted its welfare with zeal and enthusiasm so that this fraternity ranks 
among the first in college spirit. When a Council of the Knights of Columbus 
was instituted at Villanova, in 1920, Blanchfteld was chosen as Deputy Grand 
Knight, an honor befitting him and one which he has filled with eminence and 
distinction. 

Space does not permit us to enumerate all his qualities and characteristics. 
Unflinchingly loyal, noble, and generous are but a few of these, and it only 
takes a slight acquaintance with him to prove that there are many more, 



THE VILLANOV AN 19 



JOHN R. BRENNAN 




**Tog on, jog on, the foot-path way, 

And merrily hent the stile-a: 
A merry heart goes all the day, 

Your sad tires in a milc-a," 

A MBIE" is his more familiar name. He received it, we presume by force 

-^"^ of association of ideas, his namesake, the captain of last year's baseball 

team, being an ambidexterous batter. Now all the nice things we would like 

to tell you about this young man might embarrass him very much. So just a 

few here. 

It is his habit to meet things with a buoyant spirit. Tlie fears whicli loom 
up in the future do not unnerve him. He "jogs on," as the quotation says. No 
wonder then that he is a cheerful and lively companion. He delights in trans- 
lating all the Greek quotations, so be not suri>rised to find liim studying the 
Bible and Greek at the one time. His sense of humor gives him a pleasant 
manner. 

"Ambie" is the champion golf-player in the class, and on the green he 
holds first place. All rejoice in the completion of his college course. It has 
been but a series of triumphs, a foretaste of what the future will be for him. 
Take things as they come; and who can hate a man for doing this? Yes, 
"Ambie" takes things as they come; he meets them all and knocks them down. 
Study, labor, work, and "a little bit of fun," this is tlie daily schedule of 
"Ambie." AH join in wishing "Ambie" success in the future undertakings 
of his calling. 



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HOWARD EARL BLANCHFIELD 

"Mickey" ."The Brute" 



Salem, N. Y. 






J^ >€mm ^ 




Varsity Football, J, 2, 3 

Baseball Squad, I, 2 

Committee K. of C Ball 

Phi Kappa Pi 

Deputy Grand Knight of K. of G 

Assistant Manager Baseball. 

C O.MKBODV w,inlc<l lo liavc tlic Society for the rc\ ciiliDii of Cruelty 
^ lo ('liildren remo\(' "MicUey" from llw firidiroii. Tliev' did not know 
this iiidividiiid like we do ;ind the fe.ir they Iwid for his s!ifet.\' w;is unfounded 
for tlw one thinji- th;d iliirold e;ni do is to l;ike cfire of liiinseif in a footiudl 
contest, lie eats, sleeps and al)ove all ])lays footliall. Would thai we had a 
t'oniniand of the l'',nfilish I .anfiiiafic to fnlly e\i)rcss our thanks and admiration 
for the spirit and courafic tins i)layer has exhibited on all occasions. Althoufili 
a Nai)olcoii in sii/e, yet none ha\'c disi)laye(l more ix'rseverance and pluck. 

It seems almost inconcci\ aide that this dinnintixc indi\idual could rendei- 
so much ha\(>c upon the other side, yet in all the frames ".Mickey" was a \alu- 
al)le memhcr of the "i-'amous i'ony Backlicld" whose slojian was "The hijiji'cr 
thc.\ are the harder they fall." 

The same active interest disiihiyed in foothall, has also lieeri shown in 
clidi and social activities. As an oljicer in the I'lii Kapi)a I'i "Mickey" ))ro- 
moled its welfare with /.eal and entluisiasm so that this frateriut\ raid<s 
amonji- the first in collcfre sjiirit. When a Council of the Kidfi-jits of Columitns 
was instil iiled at \'illano\a, in llCiO. Ulanchlield was chosen as Deput.x (Irand 
Jsninht.an honor helittinf;' him and one which he has lillcd with cnnncnce aiul 
distinction. 

Si)a('e do<'S not permit us to enumerate all his (jualitics and clia ractcrisi ics 
I'nflinchinfily loyal, noiile, and frenerous are i)ul a few of these, and it o?dy 
takes a slifrht acquainlance with hini to jjrove that there arc nian.x uhh-c, 



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JOHN R. BRENNAN 




"Tog on, jog on, the foot-path way, 

And merrily hent the stilc-a : 
A merry heart goes all the day, 

Your sad tires in a mile-a." 

•* /\ MIUI-'," is liis inorc fjimiliar luimc. lie received it, w f pn-uim !>> icnv 
''^~*-<)f iiss()ci;iti()n of ideas, liis iiimies;d<e, tlie eaittain of l.i->t \e,ii-'- lii-eii,ill 
team, hcinfr an anil)idcxten>iis i)atter. Now ail tlie niee tliin^;-' we wnuld like 
to tell \'()ii al)()iit tliis young- man inii>hi einliai'i'a'^^ liiin \ei-\ niiieli. Sn jii^t .-i 
few here. 

It is Ills habit to meet tliinf>-.s witli a l)iio\;mt siiiril. 'I'he t'e.ir^ wliieli Idnm 
11)1 in tlic future do not unner\c liini. lie "jojis on," as the (luotation -ays. No 
wonder tlien that lie is a clieerful and lively eomiianion. He deliiilits in traiis- 
iatinfr ail tlie (IreeU (]uotatioiis, so i)e not surprised to !ind liiiir s| ii(l\ iuii the 
Bible and Clreek at the one time, ilis sense of humor j:i\cs him a ])leas,int 
nuinner. 

"Andjie" is tin- eiiamiHon f:()lf-])layer in the class, and on the Liitcn he 
liolds first place. All rejoice in tin- com])letion of his eolleiic course. It has 
l)een but a s<'ries of triumi)iis, a foretaste of uhat the future will lie for him. 
Take tiiiiifrs as they couu'; and who can hate a nuin foi' doini: Ihisr ^'es, 
".\nd)i<'" takes thinji's as the\ c'ome; he Tuccts them all and knocks them doss n. 
Study, lal»or, work, and "a little l>il of fun," this is the dail\ sehedide of 
*'Anil)ie." All join in wishing- '■.\nd)ie"" su<'cess in the fidui-e undei-lakings 
of his calling. 



20 THE ViLLANOVAM 



HARRY STEPHENS BUECHE 
♦♦Tank ♦♦Dutchy" "Fats" 




Ktiights of Columbus 

A^ I« £« E» 

Phi Kappa Pi 

Dean's Committee (4) 

Captain Fraternity Basketball Team 

Radio Club 

Ij UR admiral first einbarKed qn the sea-faring career but the Fates that 
^^ control destines decided tiiat Harry was t(H) good to waste in a mere 
Najvy, with a possible death by water. After our Uncle Sam had graduated, 
endorsed, and certified Harry as an honest-to-goodness product of Annapolis, 
the Fates just switched his course about 180° north, and wisely steered him 
into Villanova. In place of finding ranges and apply ballistic corrections so 
as to be sure to shoot somebody, "Tank" is now expending his energies in 
"crawling around in the aJr-gap" and cliasing the elusive electron. All of 
which means that Harry is going to be an Electrical Engineer. 

Harry has been witli us for only a very short time, and we have learned 
much about him, but unfortunately they are all good things we found out. 
He has been so industrious that liis weaknesses have quite eluded our spying 
eyes. But there must be a girl in the case somewhere for Harry gets mail 
regularly, that is not from Sis or Brother. 

Despite his late arrival, Harry immediately plunged into class and college 
activities. He has already very ably served on several class committees, and 
to him was assigned a very considerable portion of the work in publishing 
Belle-Air, and to him goes much of the glory. 

We have it directly from Annapolis that his favorite hobby is eating 
pretzels for brain f(X)d, hut vigilant as we are, we could not discover any 
indulgence in that particular sport except on the trip to I.ebanon Valley 
College. 

But "Dutchy" did play basket ball for us. The Engineers were able to 
capture the Inter-Fraternity championship chiefly by his work. 

We hope that the Fates will continue their good guidance of Harry, we 
only regret that they did not bring him to us earlier. Life has somewhere 
stored up many kilo-watts of happiness and success and our wish is for a 
quick transmi.ssion of all this to you. 



THRVILLANOVAN 21 



JAMES DANIEL BYRNE Roxboro, Pa. 

"Seth'* 'Tarmcr'* 




R O. T, C 
R. C H. S. Club 
Phi Kappa Pi 

**CeTH" has heen a "day dodger for tlie past four years and his cunning 
^ ability acquired during his high school days has always enabled him 
to catch his train. It is a particular train in tlic morning, however, for which 
he'll run himself half dead. As Jack Donovan aptly puts it, "The love of a 
good woman will work wonders." Jim rs also an expert swimmer, a collection 
of medals proves this statement. 

Byrne has been pursuing the Civil Engineering course and while he is not 
what one would exactly call a book-worm, he is always among the first four 
in the Department of Civil Engineering. His capacity for work and passing 
off condtions will serve an an inspiration to those of the underclasses who 
know liim. Eight times he has been assured by the department that it was 
a physical impossibility to pass off so many re-exams, and as many times 
"Seth" has calmly proceeded to shed these conditions. Truly, a remarkable 
accompishment. 

It is characteristic of "Farmer" not to be easily dominated by external 
influences ; no matter how severely the hand of Fate lies on him, he goes on 
undisturbed — no matter how much his classmates "crab" him, "For the love 
of mud, do something" he keeps on smoking imperturbed, so that now there 
remains little doubt as to Jim's ability to come through in a crisis and we feel 
safe in predicting a successful futiire for him in tlie Engineering profession. 



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HARRY STEPHENS BUECHE 
"Tank "Dutchy" "Fats" 




Knights of Columbus 

A. I. E. E. 

Phi Kappa Pi 

Dean's Committee (4) 

Captain Fraternity Basketball Team 

Radio Club 

I I ri{ ii(lriiii-;il first ciiili.Mivcd on (lie sc;i-f.ii-iMfi- ciirccr l)iif the I""atcs ili.il 
^"^ <'<)iitn)l (IcstiiH'.s (lfci;|<-(l llijit ll.irry \\;i.s loo piod to Wiistc in a iiicrc 
N'ii,v>', with ii possible dcjith i)\ water. At't<'r oiii' riicle Sam liad firadnated, 
i'lKJorsed, and certilied llarr\ as an lioMest-to-pxxiness ])r()(hiet of .Annapolis, 
the l''ates Jnst switelied liis eoiu'se alioiit ISO north, and wisely steered him 
into \'illano\a. In plaee of I'mdinu' raiip-s and a])i)ly i)allistie corrections so 
iis to !)(• sore to shoot someliody, "Tank" is now e\])en(linfi' his enerfiies in 
"erawlinj-- aronnd in the air-fia))" and ehasinfi' the chisiNc electron. .\ll of 
which means that llarry is piinji to lie an I'.lecl ri<'al l*',nfiineer. 

Ihirry has been witli us for only a xcry short time, and w»' lia\(' learned 
mnch aWout him, Unt unfortunately th<'\ are all piod thiiifis we found oid. 
He has iieeii so indiistrions that his weaUnesses liaxc (piite eluded our sjiyinfi' 
eyes. ]5ut there must lie a uirl in the ease somewhere for I!arr\' jicts mail 
rcfi'ularlx", that is not from Sis or iJrother. 

l)esi)ile his late arri\al, llarry immediatcls' plinified iido class and collcfie 
acti\ ities. lie has alread\' \ci'\ ably sci-\('d on sexcral class committees, and 
to him was assig-ned a xei'y consider-aWlc jxn'tion of the work in piiiilishiiifi- 
Belle-. Mr, a?id to him g-oes much of the jrlorx . 

We have it directly fr .\nna])olis that ids favorite holihy is catinn' 

pn-fzels for hrain food, i)ut vig'ilant as we are, \\c could not discover an\ 
indulfi'cnce in that particular sjiort exceiit on the trip to i.ehanon N'allcy 
('ollcfi'e. 

lint "Dutchy" did l>lay iiaskct hall for us. The JMiji-iiu'crs were aide to 
eaiiture the lnter-l''raternity cliani|)ionship chielly hy his work. 

We hojic that the i^'ates will continue their p)0(l ^iiiidance of liarrv, we 
only rcfifcl thai th<'\ did not liring- him to us earliei-. Life has soinewhere 
stored u]) man\' kilo-watts of hajipiness and success and our wish is for a 
(piick transmission of all this to you. ' 



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JAMES DANIEL BYRNE Roxboro, Pa. 

"Seth" "Farmer" 




R. O. T. C. 

R. C H. S. Club 
Phi Kappa Pi 

"Cl-'/ril" hiis hccn ;i "(l;i\ (lodticr lor ilii' ]>n^\ four \<';irs ;m<l liis ciiniiinfr 
^ )(l)ilit\ .•ic(|iiirc(l dni-iiiii- liis liijili school (l.i\ s lijis ;il\\;i\s <mi;i1)I('(1 liiiii 
to (•;itcli liis ti-jiin. It is ;i ii;irticul;ir tr.iiii in tlic iiioniiiif;-, liowcvcr, for wincii 
lic'll rim hiinsclf luilf dead. As .laci< Donovan aptl}' i)Mts it. "The love of a 
fjood woman will work wonders." .Mm is also an cxiJcrt swimmer, a collection 
of medals proxcs this statemi'iit. 

Byrne has been jmrsninfjc the Cix il iMi^ineeriiifi- course and while he is not 
what one would exactly call a hook-worm, he is always amonfr the lirst four 
in the I)ei)artment of Civil iMifiineeritifr. Ills cai)acit\ for work and i)assinfr 
off condtions will serve as an inspiration to those of the nnderclasses who 
know him. l-',ig-ht times h<- has been assured Ity the dei)artment that it was 
a i)hysical imi)ossil)ility to jjass off so man\' re-e\ams, and as many times 
"Setli" has calmly iirnceeded to shed these conditions. 'I'ruly. a remarkable 
accomiushment. 

it is characteristic of •'{''armcr"" not to be easil\ dominated by ('xternal 
inlluences; no matter how severely the hand of I-'ate lies on him, he g-oes on 
undisturbed no matter how much his classmates "crab" him. 'i^'or the love 
of mud, do somcthinji" he keei)s on smokinji' un])erturbed, so that now there 
remains little douiit as to ,lim"s abilit\ to come throug-l' i'l <> <'risis and we feel 
safe in predicting- a succissful fului-c for him in the l-',ngineering profession. 



22 THE VILLANOV AN 



JOHN JOSEPH FRANCIS CULLEN Millburn, N. J. 

^'Chem'' ^Alphabetical'* 




Kappa Delta Rho 
Knights of Columbus 

I^ULIy came to us from Middlebury College and Columbia University. 
^^—^ He is what we call a regular fellow, always ready to enter into a gab 
fest, all tuned to your own mood, and then finishing for some fitting remark 
from his experiences at the above institutions of learning and with the 
A. E. F. Never too busy but that he will lay aside his own work and help 
somebody else ; be it a prep student with his English, a pre-med with chemistry, 
or a fellow classmate with math. John has been the cause of more than one 
student pulling through tlie term's work. 

Cull made for himself an enviable record in track athletics at the previous 
named schools and without a doubt would have added honor to Villanova 
had she included this phase of athletics amongst her various sports. 

Since coming here much of his time has been devoted to "chewing the 
fat," and one rarely sees him but that he is surrounded by a crowd listening 
to his arguments concerning the relative merits of the various allied com- 
manders. 

Chemistry is his hobby and chosen profession. There are few who 
transcend him there and we look for great things to be the outcome. 

Good nature, a winning smile and an even temper are a few of his many 
princely qualities. 



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23 



THOMAS G. DELANEY 




**Thy wit is as quick as the greyhound's mouth; it catches,** 

CELDOM if ever, has this young man presented a sober face to the camera. 
^ Arrah, to be sure, to p'int that invinshun at him is the best of jokes. 
He studied at St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, Ireland before coming to America. 
Someday he may tell you about the big storm on the way over. You can 
imagine him dropping his bag on the dock at New York, and exclaiming, "Be 
jabers, and this is Ameriky?" 

What moved him to select Yillanova? Perhaps it was the bright green 
of the campus. It was lucky for us that we liad such green grass, for Tom is 
as jolly as jolly can be, and provides an endless amount of fun. It is no use 
trying to be serious unless he is of a mind to help you. Time and time again 
some flash of wit or comical antic of his sends the whole company into 
spasms of laughter. 

Do you know what a "scrau" is ? Tom can tell you. 

He holds a good rank in class, and would probably distinguish himself 
in sports if he took to them. He is a jovial and entertaining companion, 
and sings for our amusement. 

**Skin-a-ma-rinfcy Doo-Ia-Ium, Hi-ra-ja-ra.** 



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JOHN JOSEPH FRANCIS CULLEN 

^'Chem" "Alphabetical" 



.Millburn, N. J. 








Kappa Delta Rho 
Knights of Columbus 

^ I'l.i, ciiiic In us Iroiii Middlchiin Collcf-v juul ('()lmiil>i;i I'liivcrsitv. 
lie IS uli.it we cmII .i rc^iil.ir fellow, )il\v;i\s rciid.v to enter into a gvi'l) 
lesU Jill timed to your own mood, and then (inisliinfi- for som«' litting renuirk 
ir.mi his experienees at the aho\e institntions of learning;- and with the 
\. I-;. 1'. \e\er too l)iis\ lull that lie will lay aside his own work and helj) 
somel)od\ else; he it a \)\-r]) sindeni witli his JMifiiish, a i)re-nied with eheniistry, 
or a fellow classmate with math. ,lohn has heeii the eanse of more than one 
stiidenf jxillinji- throiijih the term's work. 

Cull made for himself an eiiviahle record in track athletics at the i)revions 
named s('hools and without a donht would have added honor to N'iilanova 
had she included this phase of athletics amonji'st her various sixirts. 

_Since comiiif;- here much of his time has heeii devoted to "ehewint-' the 
fat," and one rarel\- sees him i)id that he is surronnded hy a crowd listeninji- 
to his arjiiiments coiieerninfi' the relative merits of the "various allied coin- 
niaiiders. 

('hennstr\ is his hoiil)\ and chosen iirofe^sion. 'I'here are few who 
transcend him there and \vv look for jii'eat thiiif-s to i)e th,- onlconie. 

Cood nature, a winninj:- smile and an I'ven temi)»'r are a few of his maiiv 
])rincely (pialities. 



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THOMAS G. DELANEY 








"Thy wit is as quick as the greyhound's mouth; it catches." 

SI'',IJ)()M it' ever, li.is this xouiifi' iiiiin pn-si'iitcd a sober f.icc to tiic camciM. 
\iTali, to l)c sure, io i)"iiit that iininsiiim at him is the licst of Joi^t-s. 
He .stiulicd at SI. Jarlatii's ('oilc;i<'. 'rnaiii, Ireland liel'ore eoniinii- to \Mierica. 
Sonicdav he ma\ tell \ou ai)ont the liifi storm on tiie w a\ o\er. >ou can 
imajiine him droppinji' liis iia}- on the dock at N<'\\ "I'orU, and <'\elaiminii', "l^e 
jahers, and this is Ameriky!-" 

What mo\e(i him to select \'illano\ a r Terhajis it was the lirijiht fireen 
of the eiimi)Us. It was lnck\ for ns that u e had such ;ireen fii'ass. for Tom is 
as .joll\ as .ioll\ can lie, and pro\ ides an endless amomd of fun. It is no use 
tr\"in}i to he s<'rious unless lie is of a tidnd to help \ou. Time and time ajivdn 
some liasli of wit or eonneal aidic of his sends the whole compan\ into 
si)asms of laufihter. 

Do ,\ou know what a "scran" is!- Tom can tell \(Ui. 

He holds a f;ood raid< in class, and would iirol>al)l\ disliTifruish iiimself 
in si)orts if he took to them. lie is a ,)o\ ial and entertainiiiK comiianiou, 
and siiifis for our amusement. 

^*Sktn-a-ma-rinky Doo-la-lum, Hi-ra-ja-ra." 



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24 TH E V ILL A NOV AN 



JOHN PADRAIC DONAVAN Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Jack" "Pooch" 




Knights of Columbus 

Treasurer A. A, E. 

Exchange Editor, Villanovan — 3 

Assistant Editor, Villanovan — 4 

Class Treasurer 

English Literary Medal — 3 

T^ HE word which suggests itself immediately when we tliinl< of Jaclt 
-*■ is — unfathomable. We've been trying energetically to analyze his nature 
for four years and we've given up in defeat. In him are concentrated a host 
of qualties and, strangely enough, he's the best humored one of us all. 
Speaking of good luimor Jaci^ has a sense of humor wiiich defies equaliza- 
iton. We've never known him to laugh at the wrong time. Good nature, 
friendliness, stick-to-itiveness, reticence, all combined — that is Jack. It's a 
pleasing combination, too, for what man is there without his moods? 

At the finish of tiic World War, Jack betook it upon himself to aspire 
to the profession of Civil Engineering and chose Villanova as his Alma 
Mater. Needless to say, lie is on the eve of attaining his ambition and we have 
not the slightest doubt as to his qualifications and inherent ability. Four years 
among us has proved it and Jack has lived his college days well. His ac- 
tivities as a leader of the day students are particularly interesting as some 
of the results have often siiown but, alas, our curiosity will never be satisfied 
for evidence is lacking. We would attribute many things to liis active brain, 
but he stoutly denies everything. He had a propensity, however, for always 
exhibiting his i)resence nonchalantly whenever any questionable deal was per- 
petrated. 

No matter what otiier merits are his, we cannot disregard the fa<"t that 
Jack was with the class in all its workings. There was none mor eloyal, none 
more unselfish in his endeavors for the good of the class of '22 than he. We 
are glad that he is one of our number, We wish hiin health and happiness — 
we are assufed of hjs success. 



TH E F I LLANOVAN 25 



JOSEPH RICHARD DOOLEY Middletown, Conn. 

"Joie" 




Class Football— I, 2 

Secretary Athletic Association 

"Take me to thy arms, O Morpheus" 

WHEN "Joie" iirrived in our midst we found a person in whom was 
embodied the tradtional wit, iumior and talent, so characteristic of 
a Son of ?"lrin. His jovial nature and charniin{>: ])('rsonality has won for him 
tiie esteem of tliose about him. "Joie" first aspired to tiie enfyineering profes- 
sion but fate iiad decreed otJicrwise, so lie turned his efforts toward the Arts 
course and with much success. Many colunms could be written about his early 
"pranks" but whatsovcr their nature, tliey were always of tiie type whicli 
left no evil eifects. As a result of one, however, Joie is dubious as to whether 
or not he will be forced to lead a, "dopr's life." His chief failing, if we may 
term it such — is to be enwraiit in tiie arms of Morpheus. How he loves his 
sleep ! It was witli tlie greatest joy and content that "Joie" breakfasted in 
bed. Coming from the healthy stock of a New England State, he has mani- 
fested a deep interest in sports, esjiecially footliall, distinguishing liiniself 
in the traditional Freshman-Sophomore struggle. 

Concerning his academic work nothing but the highest jiraise may be given 
and we look to "Joie" for big tilings, because we know liis abilities. We 
give him our best wishes for success. 



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JOHN PADRAIC DONA VAN 

"Jack" "Pooch" 



Philadelphia, Pa. 




Knights of Columbus 

Treasurer A. A. E. 

Exchange Editor, Villanovan— 3 

Assistant Editor, Villanovan — 4 

Class Treasurer 

English Liter.-ry Medal— 3 

I Ml-; word uhicli siifi-ivsts itself ii;iiii<di.itcl\ wImii uc lliink of .Ijick 
J- IS- iiiif.-iflioinfihlc. We've l.ecn Irxinji' enei-fict icMlly to ;m,ily/.c his niiture 
iov tour yejirs /md we've given ii)i in defejil. In liini ;ire coiieeiit nited ii host 
of (|ii;dlies .-ind, st r;iMjirl\- enoii.ali, lie's the liesi hiiniored one of iis (ill. 
S|)e;ikinji- of fi-ood liiiinor ,I;iek h,is ;i sense of huinor which delies e(iu;di/,;i- 
ilon. We've Me\cr known him to l.iufi-li at llu' wron^i' time. (lood n;dure. 
friendliness, s1ick-to-iti\ cness, reticenee, all eimdiined thai is .lack. It's a 
l)leasinii- eomliinal ion, too, for what mar) is there without his moods? 

At tile (inish of the World War. Jack lielook it nj-.on himself to aspire 
to the i)rofession of Civil I'.ngineerin.ti and chose \'illano\a as his Alma 
.Ma,ter. N'eedlcss to sa\ , he is on the e\c of altaininji' his andiilion and wr have 
not the slijihtest doul)! as io his (|nalificat ions and inherent ;il)ilit\-. l'"oiir \cars 
amonjjT ns has jm-on cd il and Jack has lived his colleuc days well. His ac- 
tivities as a leader of the da\ sludenls are i>a rl icnla rl\ inicrcsliiia as some 
of the residfs ha\c often shown lint, alas, our cmiosily will nc\cr lie safislied 
for evidence is laekiiifz-. We would atlrihule nian\ thing-s to his active hrain, 
hut he stoutly denies e\ cryt hinii'. He had a iiropciisity, liowever, for always 
exhibiting- his iirescnce nonchalaidly \vhcne\(r an\ (|ucsl ionahle deal was p("r- 
l)et rated. 

* \o matter what olhcr merits are his. u e cannol disreuard the fa<'t tlial 
-lack was with the class in all its \\(U-kinf;s. 'I'liere was none mor eloyal. none 
more unseKish in his endeavors for the good of the class of ''2'2 than he. We 
fire glad that he is one of our nmnlier. We wish him healfh and happiness — 
we are assured of his success. 



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25 



JOSEPH RICHARD DOOLEY 



i Middictown, Conn, 



"Joie" 




Class'FootbcII— I, 2 

Secretary Athletic x^ssocioticn 

"Take me to thy arms, O Morpheus" 

\\/ iIl'',N ".(oil'" ,'!n'i\c(l ill iiiir midsl we rnmul :{ ])crs:iii in wlioiii \\;is 
*~ ciiiliodicd the I |-;i(il iiiil;i I wil, liiiinnr ;in(i hilclil, mi cIi.'i rnctcrist ic (if 
II Son nf I'lriii. Ills jini.'il ii.'iliirc ,'iii(l cli.-i niiiiii^' jicr'-iin.-iiil y has won for him 
I he cslcciii (if thdsc ahoiil liiin. ".Iiiif" (irsi .ispircd (d !lic cniiinccrinii' pi'dfcs- 
sioii hut fate had (Iccrccd (it hcrwisr, sn he turned his clTiiris liiw/ird tiic .\|-is 
course and witli much success. Many (•oiiniins cuiild lie wriMen aiioiil his early 
'■pranks" hut wha isoxci- their naliire, lhe\ wei'c aiwavs iif the l,\pe which 
left no e\il cIVccts. As a result of one, ho\\c\er, .loie is duhinus as to wiiclhei' 
or not he will he l"orce<l to lead a ■■dot;"s life." Mis chief failint:. if we may 
lerm it such is to he ciiu rap! in the arms of Morpluais. !!ow he lo\'es liis 
slee])l II \\;is with llie greatest .joy and eonleni that ■".loie" lireakfastcd in 
hcd. Comiu.i; from the heallh.s spieU of a New l''.nii!and Stale, he has mani- 
fested a deep interi st in spoi'Is. espeeiall.\ fool hall, (list iuuuishini;' himself 
in the tradiliiinal l''reshmaii-So!ili(imore si riiiitile. 

( 'oneerning' his academic work nothinfi' hut the liiL!'hesl praise ma.\ he }ii\cn 
and we look to ".loie" for hifi' thiiiji's. Iiecause we know his ahilitics. \\'e 
i;-i\c him our liesi wishes for suci'css. 



26 THE VILLANOVAN 



LEO AUGUSTINE HART 




"And the world goes round." 

FROM "And-Over," Mass,, hails the only French student in our Class. 
Yes, "Le" is interested in the study of French. Many, many long 
hours of the Summer have found "Le" among the French authors. 

Does "Le" like haseball? I'll say he does. Can "Le" play football? I'll 
say he can. Philosophical terms, are they familiar to "Le"? I tell you what. 
In "Argumenta ad homines," can "Le" state "pro" and "con"? You'd be 
surprised. 

One finds in "Le" a cheerful and jovial companion; an ardent and earn- 
est student. "Le" is a scholar of the "first degree." With him work is 
work, and play is play. Who said "hobbies?" Well we all have our "hobbies" 
and so has "Le." With "Le," however, "hobbies" are syonymous with 
"noble traits." 

"Le" is an athlete. And does he know anything about sports? Just 
ask him a question and he will solve all your doubts. "Le" believes in bring- 
ing out all that is "good and worthy in the man," and he himself sets the 
example both "mentally and corporally." 

We all rejoice at "Le" completing his College Course. The future for 
him spells "Success." All are confident that he shall secure the end and pur- 
pose which he has in view. His past record points to triumph, and is an 
indication of what the future has in store for him. He enjoys the esteem 
and good-will of all his classmates who sincerely wish that he will attain the 
"goal," that "goal" for whicli he and his companions in "fraternal charity" 
are striving. 



THE VILLANOV AN 27 



CLEMENT JOSEPH DWYER 




**Oncc a friend, always a friend/* 

'T^RE the nineteenth century had hit for the tall timbers of oblivion, Clem 
-■--' got a glimpse at it, though his azure optics were hardly opened to light. 
He tipped the cradle on high gear in Greenwich — no, not Greenwich Village — 
just Greenwich. It's somewhere among the unknown of the Excelsior State. 
Once upon a time he smiled with a sterling success. He was a banker (that's 
why you can bank on him now). But his "Categorical Imperative" urged him 
to fathom the vaults of knowledge instead. The fame of Villanova's brain 
manufactory was noised into his ears, and beckoned him on. He abandoned 
tlie cash business. He came like the rest of us and as the hen doth gather 
her chickens under her wings, so our Alma Mater gathered her Broilers to- 
gether back in '18. Infatuated, slie riveted her eye on young Clement, ambi- 
tious, alert, and able. She saw he was set for a future. While under the wing 
of her careful guidance and guardianship, this smooth faced, keen-eyed, low 
voiced athlete with his grim, yet boyish smile waxed strong, in thought, word 
and deed. Incidentally, Clem has a way of disarming Fate with a cheerful 
laugh. He never frowns. He smiles instead. His air of humor has been the 
saving grace that rescued many a friend from a tight place. As a comrade and 
chum, he is the chummiest of the chummiest. His little, countless, remembered 
acts of kindness will ever be a pleasantry in memory's treasure. For weal 
or woe, our classmate launches forth to furrow- the sea of adversity, en- 
deavor, and study. 

Bon voyage, Clem! 



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THE r I ELA X 0\' AX 



LEO AUGUSTINE HART 
"Le» 




"And the world goes round." 

pHOM "AikI-Om'!-;' M;iss,. hails the ui)l.\ Im-cmc1i stii<lcnt in our ('1;kss. 
-*- Yes. "I,c" is iiitcn'stcd in tli,- stiidx of Frcncli. Mam, inaiiv Vm^ 
lionrs of tlic Summer liavc t'dmul "l.c" among tlic Frciicli antliors. 

Docs "I,c'" like lia.scl)ail.- I'll say lie docs. Can "I.c" play football ^ FJl 
say he can. l*hiloso))hieal terms, arc the\- familiar to "Le"? l" tell yon what. 
In "Argiimcnta ad honnnes," can "i.c" stale "i)ro" and "eon":- "'\'on'd be 
slirpi-i.scd. 

One finds in "l.<'" a elieerful and jovial eomi)anion; an ardent and earn- 
est student. "I,e" is a scholar of the "first ilcf-rce." With him work is 
work, and i)lay is play. Who said "hobbies:-" Well we all ha\e our "hobbies" 
and so has "I.e." With "I.c," however, "hobbies" are sxonvmous with 
"noble traits." 

"Lc" is an athlete. And does he know anything' about sports:- Just 
fisk him a (piestion and he will solve all your doui)ts. "I.e" believes jn bring- 
ing out all that is "good and worthy in the man," and he himself sets the 
ex;im])le i)oth "mentally and corporally." 

We all rejoice at "I.c" comi)leting his College Course. 'I'hc future for 
him spells "Success." All are confident that he shall secure th<' end and ])ur- 
pose which he has in view. I lis i)ast record points to trinmi)h, and is an 
indication of what the future has in store for him. lie enjoys the esteem 
and good-will of all his classn)ates who sincerely wish that he will attain the 
"goid," that "goal" for which he and his c()m])anions in "frat<'rnal charitx" 
are striving. 



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27 



CLEMENT JOSEPH DWYER 
"Clem" 




"Once a friend, always a friend." 

'"p^HK the iiinctccnili (•<'ritiir\ li.id liit Cor tlic hill timhcrs of ()i)ii\i()ii, (Mem 
-'— ' p)t it fiii I ri] )■>,(• ;it il, tlioiifih his ji/.iirc (ii)iics ucrc li.inilv opened to llfilit. 
He tipiKii Uu- ii;i(llc (III hifili jicjir in (Jrccnwicii — no, not (Irecinvicli N'illajtv — 
just (Ircfiiwicli. It's sonicwhcrc ainon/i- tlic unknown of the l'",xc('lsior State. 
Onee upon a time he smiled with a sterling- success, lie was a iiaiiker (that's 
why you can lianU on him now). I?ut liis "Categ-oi-icai Imperative" urged him 
t(» fathom the vaults of knowledjic instead. Tiie fame of X'illanova.'s iirain 
manufactory was noised into his ears, and i)eckoned him on. He ai)aii(loned 
the cash business, lie came like the rest of us and as the hen doth t;ather 
her cliickens under her winns, so our Alma Mater fiathered her Broilers to- 
gether hack in 'IH. Infatuated, she riveted her eye on young Clement, aml)i- 
tions, alert, and able. She saw lie was set for a future. While under the wing 
of her careful guidance and guardianshi]), this smooth faced, keen-e.\cd, low 
voiced athlete with his grim, yet boyish smile waxed strong, in thought, word 
and iU\-i\. Incidentally, Clem has a way of disarming Fate with a cheerful 
laug-h. He never frowns. He smiles instead. His air of humor has been the 
saving grace that rescued many a friend from a tight ])lace. As a comrade and 
chum, he is the chummiest of the chummiest. His little, countless, remembered 
acts of kindness will ever be a [ilcasantry in memory's treasure. For weal 
or wo»', our classmate launches forth to furrow- the sea of adversity, en- 
deavor, and study. 

li<ni voyage, Clem! 



28 



run VJLLANOVAN 



ROBERT J. EISENMANN ... . .:.;;:.. ..Meadvillc, Penna. 

One ''of the Jews" -''(ii-'sl/:"---'- 




K. of C 
A. I. E. E. 
Phi Kappa Pi 
A.* A« E« 

|-c OB is a son of the wilds of Western Pennsylvania, and by some kind fate 
-■-' he happened to chance upon Villanova as the site of his labours to the 
higher education. He arrived in January, 1919, without sufficient funds to 
his credit along educational lines to admit him to full Freshman rating. A 
few months of an intensive course removed the deficiencies, and from then on 
he stayed well up in the race to acquire knowledge concerning that "stuff of 
which all matter is composed." R. J. E. is of the quieter sort, and the fact 
that he is more often seen than heard has led many to believe that he was 
missing the important points. When the day of reckoning came, however, 
he was always there with the goods. As a member of the Phi Kappa Pi, he 
was always around for the social functions, particularly when "eats" were 
involved. 



THE VILLANOV AN 



29 



ARTHUR S. EISENMANN • 

The other **of the Jews" 



Meadeville, Penna. 




K. of C 
A. A, E. 
A, L E. E. 

1^ EADY to argue on any subject, at any place, from any angle, just for 
-'-^ the sake of an argument. Art could think up more fool questions to ask 
the Professor about two minutes before the dinner gong than a dozen wise 
men could answer in twice the time, and the result usually was that some of 
us rated cold potatoes. Spent about eighty per cent, of his time in the arms 
of Morpheus, both in class and out, and the rest of the time he was fooling 
with "sparks." Takes to the "juice" like a duck does to water, and seeps 
with a pair of 'phones on his ears. Thus far imattached, notwithstanding 
many reports to the contrary. 



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ROBERT J. EISENMANN Meadvillc, Penna. 

One "of the Jews" 




K. of C. 

A, I. E. E. 
Phi Kappa Pi 
A. A. E. 




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29 



ARTHUR S. EISENMANN • 

The other <'of the Jews" 



Meadeville, Penna. 




KL of C 
A. A. E. 
A. I. E. E. 

1^ EADY to iirfiiH' on any suKjcct, ;it any i)liK'f, f'r-oni any aiijilc. just for 
-■-*■ the sake of an arfiiinu-nt. Aft could think up uiofc fool (lucstioiis to ask 
tlu* Professor ahoiit two minutes hef(n-e the dinner ^on^i- than a dozen wise 
men eonki answer in twice the time, and the result usuall\ was that sonu- of 
us rat«'<l cold j)otat()es. Sp<'nt ai)<)ut eifilit\ per cent, of his time in the arms 
of M<)ri)liens, Ixith in class and out, and the rest of the time he was fooling 
with "sparks." 'I'akes to the "Juice" like a duck does to water, and see])s 
with a pair of 'p''<"'^''* ••" '"'^ ears, 'i'lius far unattached, not withstandinj;- 
many rejjorts to the contrary. 



30 THE VILLANOV AN 



JOHN JOSEPH HAGAN Lawrence, Mass. 

«Jacfc'* 




President A. A. E. 
Phi Kappa Pi 
R. O. T. C 
Lawrence Qub 

T F it had not been for the very able assistance of Jack, a certain contingent 
-■- of R. O. T. C. soldiers might never have reached Camp I^e. Helping the 
other fellow has been the outstanding feature of Jack's personality, it was 
brought out way back in '22's Freshman year and has been evident through 
his whole stay with us. He is always there to give a hand even though he 
himself might be in difficulty. Particular mention must also be made of Jack 
for his activity on the C. U. trip where, as usual, he was the unofficial 
"guardian of the flock." 

On the warm spring evenings, John's dulcet voice chanting "The Old 
Town Hall" sets the I>awrence liearts a-th robbing, even the callous one of 
Prefect Albers. Last fall, Jack was persuaded to try his hand at golf. Every 
time he hit the ball, he drove it out of sight, and after the persuader's supply 
of balls vanished, his ambition to show John how to gol-luf also vanished. 

In one way. Jack has a very reticent nature. Periodically, he does what 
one might term "retires into the bush." But his disappearances are always 
temporary, and suddenly he comes forth from his retirement fresher, brighter, 
and more handsome than ever (after a clean shave.) 

Jack's one weakness is — women. He is not what one would call a woman- 
hater, he just acknowledges them as necessary evils. His personal relations 
with them simply aren't. He would rather shoot one game of pool than go 
to sixteen dances, a thing which is quite incomprehensible to his classmates. 

By his perseverance, the practical bent of his mind, his intense interest 
in his work, and his ability to stick at a tough job no matter how long it 
takes, forgetful of self, Jack will surely win a place of distinction in the 
electrical engineering profession. 

Steinmetz (whose haircut Jack has adopted) is Jack's idol, and we all 
wish him the successes of a Steinmetz in his chosen field. 



THEVILLANOVAN 31 



THEODORE LEE HAMMOND 
"Judge" .«PIato" 




Class Football, }, 2 
Basket Ball Squad, 3, 4 
Epsilon Phi Theta 

/ 1 ^EDDY, one of the two Villanova Prep graduates in the present senior 
-*- class, drifted in with these sophisticated gentlemen in nineteen eighteen 
which make him a solid 18 Karat member. 

Teddy, or "Judge" as he is more familiarly known is an orator of great 
renow. Few are the days when he is not heard delivering one of his master- 
pieces, either to the students of Villanova or the populace of Bryn Mawr. 
His favorite theme is "I^ots of Money," or equally as popular with him is 
"Why Men Want Hammond For Judge in the Supreme Court." As an athlete, 
Judge has played a prominent part in Class Activities. He distinguished 
himself as end of high calibre on the class teams during the '18 and '19 
seasons, and was a member of the Varsity Basketball squad for the last two 
seasons. 

Due to the fact that he has roomed in "The Tower" the past couple of 
years, Ted is able to make forecasts which far surpass in accuracy those made 
by the Weather Bureau, and as a result Ted is constantly besieged by 
members of the student body who desire to ascertain if the weather will be 
propitious for some undertaking they have planned. 

Teddy is the Social T.ion of the class, for he is known all along the Main 
Line, where the phrase "Afternoon Tea" is used. y\s Dean of the Garrett 
Hill University he includes in his curriculum, Philosophy and Food Testing, 
and as most of us notice, he is seldom without a box of fudge under his arm. 
Teddy is a good man for the Juniors to set up as a model, as he is one of 
the few who do not smoke, chew, drink, play the races, sneak out at night, etc. 
Teddy is a member of the Epsilon Phi Theta Fraternity. As far as is known 
at present, he intends to take a Post Graduate Coures in Business at Columbia 
University, and we feel sure that in future years he will make his presence 
known as a Baron of the Business World, as he has had a wide and varied 
experience in political circles, holding Mayoralities in several towns along the 
Main Line. His departure will mean a great loss to the institution, and his 
fellow students. 



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JOHN JOSEPH HAGAN. . . . ... ............ ... ..;...... .Lawrence, Mass. 




':''^y'''i"-'f-::,' :..;v,;'/' President A. A. E. ■••l. ,,-•■-■'"'-■: ^ '-■■':.''■': 

^■■.,^:;/:. ;v:--''^^-Vco;;r'>-,<- Phi Kappa Pi .: : 

.■;,■.■ R. O. T. C. ' 

■_..'■■:■ Lawrence Club 

T ]'' it li;i(l not been for tlic \cr\' ;il)lc jissistjiiicc of .lack, ;i ccrt.-iiii coiitinfrcnt 
-■- of H. (). 'J'. ('. soldiers iiii}>lit ncxer Iwivc rcjiciicd (';imi) I.cr. Ilcli)in}r tlic 
other fellow lins been llie oiitstjiiKling fe.-itiire of , Flick's persoiuility, it wjis 
hroiifiht out \v;iy l);ick in '22's l''reslim;m yviw .iiul has l)een evident through 
his whole sta\' with ns. lie is alujiys there to frive a hand even thoiifi'h he, 
himself niig-ht lie in diflieidty. I'ai'tienlar MK'ntion nuist also he made of ,Jaek 
for his activity on tlie (". I', trij) where, as nsiial, he was the nnoftieial 
"ffiiardiaii of the flock." 

On the warm spring evenings, .lohn's dnicet voice chanting "'I'he Old 
'l"o\\ n Hall" sets the i.awrcncc hearts a-throl)i)ing, even the callous one of 
Prefect Alhers. Last fall, .Jack was ])ersnaded to try his hand at golf. F.very 
time he hit the hall, he droNC it out of sight, and after the jiersuader's sui)])ly 
of halls Nanished, his amiiition to show .lohn how to gol-luf also \anislK'(i. 

In one way, .lack has a very reticent nature. I'eriodicallx', he does wiiat 
one ndght term "retires into the hush."' But his disai)i)e;irances are always 
tem))orary, and suddenly he comes forth from iiis retirement fresher, brighter, 
and more handsonu' than e\<'r (after a clean shaxc.) 

.lack's one weakn<-ss is women, lie is not what oru' would call a woman- 
hat<'r, he just acknowledges them as necessary evils. His j)ersonal relations 
with them simi)ly aren't. He would r.ither shoot one game of pool than go 
to sixteen (hmces, a thing wliich is cpiite incomiJrehensible to his classnuites. 

My his i)ersev<'rance, the ])ractical bent of his mind, his iidense interest 
in Ids work, and his ai)ilit\' to stick at a tough job no matter how long it 
takes, forgetful of self, .lack will surely win a i)lace of distinction in the 
electrical engineering i)rofession. 

Steinmetz (whose haircut .lack has adopted) is .lack's idol, and we all 
\vish him tiie successes of a Steinmetz in his chosen field. 



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THEODORE LEE HAMMOND 
"Judge" ."Plato" 




Class Football, \, 2 ■:■■■.-,•-■;,■■',.:-■; ""/':■/,■.-,■:': :^i/-' ^' ,' 
Basket Ball Squad, 3,' 4 ''^V :" .■■;,■■.,■;■-„■' 
Epsilon Phi Theta 

I KDI)'^'. (IMC of the two \'ill.iii(i\;i I'rcii ^rjHliiJitcs in (l\c i)r('sciit senior 
-*- class, (li-it'lc<l ill with llicsc sopliist ic.itcd p'ntlciiicn in nineteen eigliteen 
wliieli nijike him ,i solid IS K;ir;it nieniixT. 

'I'eddy, or ".Jiidfic" us he is more f;innli;irly Unown is an orator of ^i-eat 
renow. l-\'w are the days wiien he is not heard delivering- one of liis inaster- 
])ieces, either to the students of \'il!ano\a or the poi)idaee of l?r\ n Mawr. 
ilis faxorile theme is "Lots of Money." or e(|ually as i)oi)nlar witli him is 
"Why .Men Want Hammond l""or .(iidfic in the Supreme Court." As an athlete, 
.Indp' ha.s jilaxcd a i)rominent jiart in (lass Activities. He distinjiiiished 
hini.self as end of high calii)re on the class teams (hiring the "IS and 'I!) 
seasons, and was a mcmlier of the \'arsit\' ilasketliall s(|na(l for the last two 
seasons. 

Due to the fact that he has roomed in "'I'lie '{'o^cr" the i)ast eoujih- of 
years, Ted is al)le to make forecasts wiiich far surjjass in accuracy those made 
hy the Weather ISurcau. and as a result Ted is constantl\ Ix'sieged iiy 
mcndiers of the student hody wiio desire to ascertain if tiie weather will l)e 
liro])itii)iis t'or some undertaking tliey liaxc i)lanned. 

'I'eddy is the Social 1 ,ioii of the class, for he is known all .ilong the .Main 
l.itu'. where the phrase "Afternoon Tea" is used. As Dean of the (larrett 
Hill l"ni\'crsity he inchuh's in his ciirrieulinn, I'liilosophy and h'ood 'I'esting. 
and as most of us notice, he is seldom without a box of fudge under his arm. 
Teddy is a good man for- the .(unioi-s to set up .as a model, as he is one of 
the few who do not smoke, chew, drink, jtlay the races, sneak out at night, etc. 
Teddy is a meiuher of the h'.psilon Phi Tlu'ta l'"raternit\ . As far as is known 
at ))n'sent, he irdemls to take a I'ost (!raduate Conres in liusiness at ('olumt)ia 
I'nivcrsity, and we fe<'l sure that in future years he will make his ])resence 
known ris a liaron of the Husiness NN'orld, as he has had .i wide and \aried 
cxi)eriencc in political circles, holding Mayoralities in se\cral towns along the 
.Ma.in Line. His dejiarture will nu'an a great loss to the institution, and his 
fellow students. 



32 TTJ R VILLA NOV AN 



CHARLES F. HART 

"Toots" 

"Full many a flower is born to blush unseen 
And waste its sweetness on the desert air." 




r\ UR FRIEND Charles, or as he is more intimately known as "Toots"' 
^^^ began to manifest in his early youth not a little amount of good 
common sense, for not content to remain in the obscurity of his native 
hamlet and waste his talents on desert air, he shook from his iieels the 
dust of yVndover, Mass., and boarded a train for Villanova. "Toots" once 
thought (and he never tliought again) that he might acquire an early educa- 
tion in the neighboring schools of Lawrence, but he was soon c(mvinced of 
the fact that it was only at Villanova that he could drink of the cup of 
learning to satisfy. 

To adequately describe our confidence is utterly impossible in this short 
space, since he has a little bit of everything and a whole lot more, yet it 
would not be just to omit mentioning a few of iiis most i)rominent character- 
istics. 

A blushing bashful boys is he, 
Big and round and full of glee. 

In appearance Charles is a vcrtiable A})i)ollo ])osscssing all the tpialities 
of the "God of Youth," yet not in the same proi)ortion. When "Toots" begins 
to warble all ears are attentive lest they should iniss the least syllable of his 
chant. But he not only uses the sweetness of his voice for singing, he often 
brings it into play to win an argument. Many an evening "Toots" can be 
seen in the recreation room with a grou]) of "udergraduates" surrounding 
him partaking of the grains of wisdom that fall from his lips. The hobby 
that ""J'oots" indulges in most is c]ii)i)ing for his scrap book. Although he is 
hard pressed by another member of the class he always manages to win out. 

Of all the many other traits that endear him to our hearts, the one that 
shows the most in his patience in adversity and his willingness to help a 
friend in distress. No matter how heavy are the troubes that hang ui)on his 
own shoulders, he always has a kind word and a winning smile for any of 
his friends in distress, and it is this feature more than any other tliat will 
alway keep his memory with us and make his life a beam of sunshine, no 
matter where he goes. 



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ELMER M. HERTZLER Philadelphia, Pa. 

«HefU" 




Secretary Phi Kappa Pi 

Vice President Senior Class 

Baseball V— I, 2, 3, 4 

Football V— 2, 3, 4 

Captain Football — 3 

R. O. T. C 

Fraternity Basket Ball Team — 4 

A liTHOUGH there has heen much discussion as to the meaning of 
-^~^ "Hertz's" middle initial, it is evident that there must be some connection 
with Morpheus as lie alone can claim the distinction of having fallen asleep 
at least once in every class. His fondness for sleeping, however, is in no way 
indicative of a lazy nature, for Hertz has achieved fame on the gridiron, the 
diamond and in the chuss room, through his perseverance, his iron will and his 
endurance. Even in the first year he came into limelight as an athlete of no 
mean ability and as the inontlis rolled by we recognized in him the ideal man, 
acombination of athlete and student. His success as the captain of the 1920 
football team may be ascribed to the training he received, as "top sergeant" 
of the old R. O. T. C. 

In all general college activities "Hertz" has taken an active interest. He 
was elected to the Phi Kappa fraternity in his Freshman year and during 
the past three and a half years has worked for its betterment with unequaled 
zeal. In his Sophomore year, he served as secretary of that organization, and 
this last year he jvlayed brilliant basketball and helped to win the champion- 
ship crown for the "frat." 

There is a big place in the world for "Hertz" and we feel sure that he 
can fill it for he has those three big characteristics that make up the ideal 
man: perseverance, good nature and iron will. 



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CHARLES F. HART ; 

■■■:;;.■;■-;::;' ^■''■■..■■.■■^■■■■.•"Toots" .} 

"Full maiiy a flower is born to blush unseen 
And waste its sweetness on the desert air," 




f I I l{ 1*'K 1 1''..\ I) Charles^ or as he is mdrc intiinalclv kiviw ii as ■'ToDts"' 
\^ licfi-aii 1u iiiaiiifcsl in his early Noiiiii iiol a lillic aiiHiimtof jiuod 
('oriiriioii sense, for no! cDriienl hi remain in I he (ihseiii'ity (tf his natixc 
hamlet aiul waste his talents (in desert air, he sjuidk from his heels the 
dust of Aiidovcr, Mass., and hoai-ded .a train for \'illano\a. "'I'oots" onee 
Ihoufi'ht (and he never thought a.iiain) tfiat he niifihl ae(iuire an earU' educa- 
tion in the neifihliiirinji- schools of I .a\\i-enee, luit he was soon convinced of 
the fad flwit it was oid\ at \'illano\a that he c<iu!d driidv of the cui) of 
le/irrdnfi' to sal isfy. 

To ade(|nalely dcscrihe diir eoididenee is tilterly impossililc in this short 
space, since he has a little liil of e\ci'y t Innj:- and a whole lot nioi-e, yet it 
would nut he jiisl lo oniil ipient ionini;' a few of his most jiroininent eharacter- 
istics. 

A blushing: bashful boys is- he, 
Big and round and full of glee. 

In aiipearanee Charles is a \crtialile Apjiollo p.osscssinji' all the (pialities 
of the "(lod of ^oulh,"" \ el not in the same |)roportion. When "'I'oots" licfiins 
to wariile all eai-s are altenti\c lesl I he\' should miss the least syllalilc of his 
cluint. I5ul he not onl> uses I he sweetness of his \(iiee foi' sinjiinji', he often 
lirinji's it into play to win an ai>':iimenl. Man) an cNcnin^ "'I'oots'" can he 
seen in the recreation room wilh a yrniip of "nderiirhduatcs" surroundinji' 
him jiart a kinj:' of Ihe grains of wisdom Ihal fall I'imui his lijis. The lioliliy 
that "'foots" indulfics in most is clij;|iin.L; for his scrap hook. 'Althoufih he is 
hai'd |iressc(| hy anollu i- memhei- of the class he alway,, mana^ics to win out. 

()f all the many other trails Ihal endear him lo oui' hearts, the one that 
sliows the nuisi in his ]iatience in ad\ersily and his willintincss lo help a 
friend in distress. No nudlei' hov\ hea\y ar<' Ihe Iroidies thai lianti upon liis 
own shoulders, he always has a kind word and a w inninj:' smih' foi- an> of 
his friends in distress, and il is this fealurc more Ihan any other that will 
alwa.\ keep his mcmorv wilh iis and make his life a heam of sunshine, no 
mat Icr wdiei-e he i;(ies. 



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ELMER M. HERTZLER Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Hertz" 




Secretary Phi Kappa Pi 

Vice President Senior Class 

Baseball V— I, 2, 3, 4 

Football V— 2, 3, 4 

Captain Football — 3 

R. O. T. C. 

Fraternity Basket Ball Team— 4 

/\ I .'i'l lord!! llicic li.is liccii iniicli (lisciissioii ;is (() ilic inciiniiifi- of 
-'*- "ilcrl/'s" iiiiddlc iiiiti;il, it is ex idcnt Ih.it llici-c must he some I'dimccl ion 
with .Moi-i)liciis .-IS lie jiloiic cm cljijin (In- (list inci ion of h,i\in^ f;ill<'n .islccii 
.'it l(';ist once in v\vr\ cljiss. IJis fondness for slccj)int;-, liowcvcr, is in no w ,i\ 
indic-divf of ;\ l;i/\ n.itiirc, for Ilcrtz li.is ;icliic\cd fjirnc on ilic uridiron. the 
diiiniond ind in tlic ci.-iss room, through ids i)crsc\ crjiiicc. Ids ii-on will ;ind Ins 
cndnr.-Micc. l-',\ en in the (irst \c;ir lie cjinic into limelight ;is ,in athlete of no 
nie.in ;d)ilit\ and as the nionths rolled \)\ we reeogni/ed in him tiie ideal man, 
aeoird)ination of athlete and s1iid<'id. I lis success as the ciplain of the l!CJ() 
footl)all team may lie ascribed to the training he recei\'ed, as "lop sergeant" 
of the old U. (). '!". C. 

In all general college activities ■■licrt/,"" has taken an active interest, lie 
was <'lecte(l to the I'lii Kapjia fraternitv in his l*'rcshman year and during 
the i)ast three ;ind a half years has worked for its hetterment with uMecpialcd 
/.eal. In his Soi)liomore year, he served as secretary of that organization, and 
this last year he jjlaycd lirilliant haskethall and helped to win the champi(ni- 
ship crow 11 for tlie "frat." 

'rirere is a big ])lace in the world for '"[lerty," and we feel sure that he 
can fill it for he has those three liig characteristics that niake up the ideal 
man: [lerscveraiice, good nature and ii'"n will. 



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THE VILLANOV AN 



JAMES McARDLE KENNEDY. . . 



.Waverfy, R Y» 



*'Goo£" 




the 



President Athletic Association 
President Phi Kappa Pi 
Recorder Knights of Q>Iumbus 
Member A. A. E, 

Manager Fraternity Basket Ball Team — ' 
1922 Champions 



WAVERLY, N. Y. sent in a generous 
sample in the person of Jim, who is well 
over six feet and yet the baby of the class, 
having only recently attained his majority. It 
may have been the long hours spent in bed 
which caused him to stretch to such a length, 
although early to bed and early to rise was 
never a favorite practice with Jim. In fact, 
he was often heard to remark, "What would 
college be without a bed?" Notwithstanding 
this marked proclivity for sleep, Jim was a 
charter member of the "Two O'clock Club" and his good fellowship was a 
great help in passing the hours between rounds and bedtime. Jim is also 
there (quite so) when it comes to big time parties, as those who made that 
trip to Washington last fall will recall. 

Of a non-athletic nature Jim's attentions have been directed along the 
channels of club activities. He has been the dominating spirit in their influ- 
ence and as a result, has been honored with the presidency of the Athletic 
Association, ap osition entailing a large amount of work with no glory. Then 
the Phi Kappa Pi prestige was increased when it elected Jim for its presidency 
in that person's senior year. On the installing of a council of the K. of C. 
at the college, Kennedy's executive ability gained for him the position of 
recorder, another task carrying with it a great deal of active work. With 
all his activities and notwithstanding the fact that he carried an extra heavy 
class schedule, Jim could always find time to help one in need or to indulge 
in a friendly chat. 

His favorite expression "I'm expecting a letter today," was as regular as 
the saying of "Grace" before meals and seemed to form a part of his prayer. 
Many and deep were the comments as to the why and wherefore of the steady 
streams of pink or was it blue envelopes which Jim received in the mail. 
The authoress was "some girl" as Jim often said in answer to the comments 
and we hope it's true for Jim's sake because the case looks serious. 

Studies being a necessar part of college activities, Jim pursued them with 
the same calmness and success which he displayed in other fields. For calm- 
ness and poise during exam's he has no equal among his classmates, and he 
mounted all barriers without the least external evidence of being flustered. 
In 1921 Jim undertook the teaching of a. class in Prep Drawing and Prep 
Physics, making a favorable showing as an instructor in each. 

Fate was kind in giving him a pleasing and compelling adduce, which, 
with liis straight forward character and enviable ability to accomplish what 
he sets out to do should enable him to attain prominence as a Mechanical 
Engineer. 

The Class of '22 expects much of him and is as one in wishing him un- 
paralleled success in the battle of life. 



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WILBERT RAYMOND KIRK 

A marquis, dufcc, and a* that;*' 
"A prince can make a belted knight, 




A FEW years ago a passenger alighted at the Villanova station. He 
-^"^ had traveled all the way from Buffalo to begin his career as a college 
student. The first impression he made on his classmates was that he was a 
professor instead of a pupil. It could easily be seen he had experienced the 
weighty cares of this world. Serious yet pleasant and jovial his countenance 
overflowed with sunshine. Perhaps that accounts for his heavy beard. With 
such outstanding features it certainly was hard to believe him, when he pro- 
claimed he was just eighteen and had been such an active citizen of Buffalo. 

Just why Wilbert is saluted as "Duke" is quite a puzzle. The name 
may have been based on facts previous to his entrance at Villanova, or it 
may have been the result of some instance which occurred since that memor- 
able date. At any rate it is a well known fact that the "Duke" held no small 
number of "Victor" records before he came here and tliat his "Upright" air 
and "Grand" polished manners were acquired selling pianos. Then again, the 
name "Duke" is always associated with an exceptionally well dressed person, 
henec a classmate wearing a derby hat and a light tweed suit just naturally 
falls into a Dukedom. 

"Duke" always carries the natural position of Buffalo witli him. Buffalo 
is the golden means between the East and the wild and wooly West. When 
it is a question of athletics, however, the ocean on either side of Buffalo is 
the limit of his enthusiasm. If Kant's Theory of Time and Space were true, 
what victories the "Duke" would have won for Villanova. 

His attendance at class has been perfect. 

The big problems of the day interest him greatly. When it is a ques- 
tion of the "Full dinner Pail'' the "Duke" becomes a veritable William Jen- 
nings Bryan. In English class he has acquired a reputation for his inter- 
pretation of Shakespeare. Sometimes he even out — Shakespeare's Shakespeare. 

Now that the time of parting is at hand, reluctantly do we release from our 
hearts the deep feeling there, which Wilbert has enkindled. We have found 
him always a firm friend and a kind classmate, one who by a witty word 
could turn sorrow into joy and make the most difficult task lightsome. May 
he always be as a silver lining among his fellow men and accomplish great 
things for them. 



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JAMES McARDLE KENNEDY Waverly, N. Y. 

''Jim" ''Goof" 

President Athletic Association 
President Phi Kappa Pi 
Recorder Knights of Columbus 
Member A. A. E. 

Manager Fraternity Basket Ball Team — ' 
I the 1922 Champions 




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A X't'llil-'N', N. '^'. ^iMif ill Ji .iicncroiis 
s;iiiii)l(' in the iicrsoii of .liiii, w lin is well 
i)\cr sis iVcl ;iii(i \ el the l);il)> of the cl.iss, 
h;i\ iiiii- (ini\ rccciitl\ ;it!;iinc(l liis iiijijorit.^ . It 
iii,i\ li;i\c Ix'CM llu' ioiiii' lioiirs sj)ciil in lied 
w liicli oiiiscd Iniii lo sii-ctcii to such ;i Icnjiiii, 
.iltiioiijiii cirlv to iifd jiiid carlv to rise \v;is 
IICMT a faxoritc iiracticc witli .liiii. In fact, 
lie was often iii'ai'd to rciiia I'ls, "What wontd 
(•oilcjic \h- witiioul a l)C(i:-" \ot \\ it listaiidiiiji' 
^^^^^ng^^ tliis niarlscd ])i-ocii\ it \ for slcci). Jim was a 

rliai-tcr nicnibrr of llic ""rwo ()"cloci< Cliil)"' and Ins jiood fclNiwsiiii) was a 
fiTcat hell) in i)assinji- the hours Ix'twccn nnnids and i)cdtinic. .Mm is also 
tJKTC ((iiiitc so) when it conifs to big- time i>artics, as those who made thai 
tri]) lo Wasliinjitoii last fall will recall. 

Of a non-athletic nalin'c Jim's jittetdions iia\e been directed aloiifi the 
channels of chili acti\ities. lie has lieeii the dominatinii' sDJril in their intlu- 
ence and as a result, has hcen honored with the i)resi(lenc\ of the \tliletic 
Association, ap ositioii eiilailiiifi a l/irjic amount of work with no filor.\ . 'I'licn 
the I'hi Kapiia I'i prestiiic was increased when it elected ,Iim for its ])resi(lcncy 
in that itersoii's senior \-ear. On the installing' of a council of tlie \\. of ('. 
at the collep% Keinicd\'s cxecutixc ability jiviincd for him the ])osition of 
recorder, anotlier task carr\infi' with it a great deal of a<Mi\c work. Witli 
all his activities and iKiiwilhstandinfi' the fact that he carried an extra heav\- 
class schedule, .lini could always find time to hel)) one in need or to indulfic 
in a friendly chat. 

His favorite fxin'cssioii "Fni exi)cetinfi- a letter toda\," was as rcfiular as 
the saying of "Orace" hefore meals and seemed to form a i)art of his pra\cr. 
Many and deep were the conimeiits as to the why and wherefore of the stea(l\ 
streams Of iiink or was it lilue enveloiies which .Mm received in the mail, 
'i'he authoress was •'some tiirf as .Mm often said in answer to the coiiiments 
and we liojx' it's true for Jim's sake because the case looks serious. 

Studies heinu- a neeessar jiart of collcfiC activities, ,lim pursued them witli 
the same calmness and success which he disi)layed in oilier lields. l"'or caliii- 
ness ;ind poise during' exam's iie has no e(|iial among his classmates, and he 
mounted all harriers without the least <'\lernal exidcnci' of heing flustered. 
in 1921 Jim midertook the teaching of a class in l're|) Drawing an<l I'ri'p 
Physics, making a favorable showing as an instructor in each. 

Fate was kind in giving- him a ])leasing and compelling adduce, which, 
witli his straight forward character and en\ial>le ability to accomplish what 
he sets out to do should enahle him to attain iiromincncc as a Mechanical 

Engineer. 

'J1ie Class of ''22 <'xi)ects lunch of him .'ind is as one in wishing him (in- 
paralleled success in the battle of life. 



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WILBERT RAYMOND KIRK 
"Dufcc" 

A marquis, duke, and a' that;" 
"A prince can make a belted knight, 




**'1P 




/\ '''I'lW' xcjiiN ;ifi() ;i p,■|'^s(■n^■(•)• liliMhlcd ,it the \'ill;m()v;i stfitioii. lie 
''*- h;i(l lr;i\clc(l .-ill llw u.-i\ from HmIVjiIo Id hcjiin liis c-ii-ccr ;is ;i t'ollcji-c 
.stiidcnt. 'J'lic (irst iiiipi-cssioii he mkhIc on liis cl.issin.itcs ujis tlwil lie u;is ;i 
l)i-()fcss()r insl<",i(l of ;i ))ii])i|. If coiild cjisilv he seen lie had v\]H-r\rU(.-ri\ \\\r 
wcijilily c.-ircs of (liK world. Serious \ ct i)lc;is;iiit (iiid Jo\ i;il his (•oimt<'ii;incc 
ovci-(li)UC(l with simshiiic. l'crli,ii)s thai accoiiiits for his hca\ \ heard. \\'itli 
such oidstandihf;- features it certaiiilN- was iiard to lieli<'\c him, when he i)r()- 
elaimed he was Just eifiiileen and had lieen such an acti\-e citi/en of JWif^'alo. 

-lust wh.\ Wilhert is saluted as "Diikc" is (|uite a nn/./le. The name 
may have Ik'cu based on fads prex ions to his entrance at N'illanova. or it 
may have been the result of some instance uhich occurred since that memor- 
ahle date. .\t any rate it is a well known fact that the "Duke" held no small 
innnher of "X'ietor" records l)efore lie came here and that his "I prighi'" air 
and "drand" ixilished maimers were acipiircd selliiiji- jiianos. Then again, the 
name "F)nke" is always associated with an e\ce])tionall\' well dressed person, 
hence a classmate wearino- :\ derby hat and a lifi'ht tw<'ed suit .just naturally 
falls into a Dukedom. 

"I)id<e" alwa.xs carries the natural position of UulValo with him. UutTalo 
is the golden means iietwccn the Ivist and the wild and wool.\ West. When 
it is a (picstion of athletics, howcvei-, the ocean on <'ithei- side of Buffalo is 
the linnl of his eidlmsiasm. If Kaid's Tlieorv of Time and Sjiace were liMie, 
what \ietories the "Duke" would have won for N'illanoxa. 

I lis attendance at class has been pei-fecl. 

The big i)roblenis of the (la.\- interest him greatly. When it is a (jucs- 
tion of the "Full dinner Pail" the "Duke" becomes a veritable William Jen- 
nings Hryan. In l''.ngiish class he has ac((ini"e(l a rci)utation for his inter- 
jirctation of Sliakes])eare. Sonietimes he e\cn out Shakcs])eare\ Shakes])earc. 

Now that the time of ))arting is at hand, rclnctantl.x do we release from our 
hearts the dee]) feeling- there, which \\'ili)ert has enkindled. We have fonml 
him always a firm fr'iend and a kind classmate, one who b\- a witty word 
(•(udd turn sorrow into ,io.\ and make the most dillicult task lightsonie. May 
he always be as a silxer lining among his fcl|owni<'n and act'ouiplisli great, 
tilings for them. 



36 ThI E VILLA NOV AN 



JOSEPH ALOYSIUS McCARTHY Lawrence, Mass, 

'♦Beef" ''The Sheik" ♦^Lightning" 




Football V— t, 2, 3, 4 
Captain Football— 4 
Knights of Columbus 
Phi Kappa Pi 
Major R. O. T. C 
President Lawrence Club 

'^CaY, bill, do you remember the niglit of the ball, at the City Hall in 
^ Norristown? Well, I met Kate that night. Gee! she was a honey. 
We had a few dances and then, — " The fellows knew what was coming, for 
they have heard it innumerable times before. This generally happened, any 
time "Our Joey" was visiting with the gang. It wasn't so long ago, that our 
hero's "small, graceful form" was seen each Saturday night at the City Hall. 
When he danced, the rest of the couples moved from the floor either to admire 
the graceful form of "Our Joey" or else to make room for him. His moment 
of inertia is quite as large as is his turning moment so that when he got going, 
he required quite a lot of space. 

However pleasant they may be, they are but memories of days long gone 
by. Since then he has transferred his attentions to Roxboro, where he has 
become a steady week-end visitor, and perhaps a boarder. 

He embarked from Lawrence in the fall of 1916 and arrived at Villanova 
a few weeks later. He immediately became the idol of the Academy kids, 
and the belles of Norristown. Torn between the thoughts of three good hours 
of sleep every afternoon, and of running up and down the field in a football 
suit, he decided upo the latter after much persuasion. We were overjoyed 
when he made this decision, as he proved to be a sterling football player, 
playing on the Prep team in 1916 and the Varsity in '17, '19, '20, '21, being 
captain of the 1921 team. 

In 1918, he answered the call of our country, and entered the Plattsburg 
Officers Training Camp from which he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. 
He was then sent to Camp Grant, 111. After his discharge, he returned to 
Villanova and became commander of the R. O. T. C. unit here. 

Many are the examples of fight, grit and love for his Alma Mater that he 
has given to us on the gridiron. We are sure that if he plays the game of 
life as he did that of football, he is bound indeed to have the greatest of 
success, 



THE VILLA NOV AN 87 



MATTHEW FRANCIS McDONALD 




"Strange to the world, he wore a bashful look 
The Fields his study, Nature was his book." 

TJ ROADWAY has seen many go, but things took a sorry slump the even- 
-■-' Ing "Mac" smiled adieu. The Milky Way was seen to dim. Sadder 
than that was his determination that pretty dames should have no role In 
his new life — a determination that puzzled no one except the dames themselves, 
for none, old or young, had cause other than to admire him. "Mac" often 
quotes from his copy book, "He travels fastest and farthest who travels 
alone," so whenever white hands beckon and pretty eyes invite, he does not 
look. Not that he has an aversion for them, he's only traveling alone. For 
a young lad, he lias always taken life almost too seriously, and when he 
elected to delve into books under the shadow of our blue and white flag, the 
seriousness that characterized the attack surprised no one. Villanova knows as 
well as his classmates, both through Prep and College, he burned the mid- 
night-oil to Indulge In hard study rather than hard riding, deligiiting mostly 
In Greek topics and other such dead stuff. He would have rivaled both 
Aeschlnes and Aeschylus had he spanned his life in the B. C. Memory will 
ever recall the Commencement of '20, when he marched up for the Classic 
Medal, a trophy well earned, shy and blushing to the ears, yet athletically, 
he carried his broad shoulders and high chest, te i)rominent features of hi:* 
strong and symmetrical physique as if it were an everyday happening. 

Yes, Matthew is one of the big men of the class. He believed in a strong 
body and a sound mind. His great attachment for all sports proves this about 
him. Rain or shine, "Mac" was always ready for some strenuous exercise. 

There is still one thing that puts "Mac" in a mystic class. That thing 
is his ancestry. Time and time again, we have tried to make him think that 
he was a Scotchman; and as many times "Mac" has defended himself and his 
progenitors in a real Irish fashion. 

At last we have arrived at the end of a College course. Out of the full- 
ness of our hearts, we wish Matthew many successful and happy years. We 
will not forget old friends, and "Mac" indeed has been a staunch and true 
friend to all. 



;U) 



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JOSEPH ALOYSIUS McCARTHY Lawrence, Mass. 

"Beef" "The Sheik" '^Lightning" 




Football V— I, 2, 3, 4 
Captain Football — 4 
Knights of Columbus 
Phi Kappa Pi 
Major R. O. T. C. 
President Lawrence Club 



^'^ \>'. IWI,I„ do yon niiicmhcr Hie iiiglil of the hjill, fit the City ll.iil in 
^-^ Xorristownr AWII, [ iiirt Kjite lluit nifrlit. (ice! slic w.is ,i lii)iic\ . 
W'r ii.'id ii few (jjiiicc^ .'iiid then, " Tiic fVllows knew \vii;i.t \\;is (•oiiiiiifi-, for 
tlicy Iwnc licMi-d it iiinuiiicr.ii)lc tinics l)ct'orc. Tills ficncr.iily l)iii)i)<'ni'(l, ;itiy 
tiiMc "Oiii- .l<»<'y" \v;is visitiiifi- witli tlic finiiji-. It wjisn't so lonji' ap), tii;it our 
hero's "snuiii, fir.ieefiil form" \\;is seen e;ich Siitiirdiiy niji-lit (it tlie City Hall. 
When he daiiecd, the rest of the eoui>les moved from the (loor either to admire 
the firaeefiii form of "Our .loey" or else to make room for him. I lis moment 
of inertia is (jiiite as larjic as is his tiirninji' moment so tliat when he got f;'oing-, 
he re(|iiire(l (|iiiie a lot of space. 

iiowevcr pleas.iid tiiey may l)e, t he\- are t)iit memories of days ionj"- ji'one 
hy. Since then he has transferred his attentions to H()xi)oro. where he has 
heeome a steady week-end \ isitor, and |)erli;ii)s a l)oarder. 

lie endiarked from Lawrence in the fail of l!)t(i and' arrived .it N'illanova 
a few weeks later. lie immediately hecame the idol of the Acach'iny kids, 
and the lielles of Noiristow n. 'i'orn helween the thoiijihis of three piod hours 
of slec]) e\ei-y afternoon, and of runniiifi- up and down the field in a footl)all 
suit, he decided iijx) the latter after much i)ersiiasion. We were overjoyed 
wlieii he m.ade this decision, as he pro\ed to he a sterliufi' foott>alI i)layer, 
jilayinji' on the i're]) team in l!)l(i .md the Narsity in "IT, 'til, "'io, "21, hcinji- 
caiitain of the Ifl2l leaiii. 

In l!)IS, he answered the call of our country, and entered the IMattshiirf;' 
Oflicers '{"rainiiiji- Camj) from which he was commissioned a Second i.ieutenant. 
lie was then sent to Cam]) (irant. III. After his dischar^re, he returned to 
\illanova and hecame commander of the \{. (). T. C. unit here. 

Man\- are the e.\anii)les of fight, grit and lo\e for his Alma .Mater that he 
has gi\en to us on the gridiron. We are sure that if he plays the game of 
life as he did that of foothall, lie is hound indeed to ha\e the greatest of 
sii('<'ess, 



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37 



MATTHEW FRANCIS McDONALD 
"Mac" 




"Strange to the world, he wore a bashful look 
The Fields his study, Nature was his book." 

l-c HO \I)\\' \ 'i' li.is seen iii,iii\- pi. l)iil tliiiifis tooU ;i sorn shiiiip the cvni- 
-■-' in^i- ".Mile" suiilcd ;ulicii. Tlic Milks \\';i\ \\;is seen lo dim. Snddir 
tli;iii lli;d u,is Ids dctcriniii.-dioii llial ))i'ctt\ daiiics slioidd iia\c no role in 
his new life- a dctcnninal ion tlial pii/./.lcd iki otic cxcciit liic dames llicmscivcs. 
for none, old or \ oimf;', had caiisc' other fhaii lo admire him. ".Mae" often 
<|uotes from Ins eoi)>' hook, "i le lra\cls fastest and farthest who ti'avels 
alone," so whenexcr white hands iieckon and iiretty eyes inxite. he does not 
look. Not that he has an axci'sion for them, he's onl.\ travelin^i- alone. l''or 
a \(nin}i- lad, he has always taken life almost too serionsi\, and when h,' 
elected to dehc iido i)ooks under the shadow (d' onr hine and white llaj:, the 
seriousness that eharaeteri/.ed the attack surprised no one. \'iliano\a knows as 
well as his classmates, i)oth throujih I'rc)) and Coilefic, he hurned the mid- 
idjiht-oil to indulfic in hard study rather than iiai-d ridinji', delight in.u- mostly 
in (ireek toi)ics and other such dead stuff. lie would have rivaled hol'h 
Aeschines and Aeschylus had he si)amied his life in the \\. ('. .Memors will 
ever recall the ( '(Mumeneemeid of "20, when he marched up for the Classic 
.Medal, a tropli\' well earned, shy and hlushing to the ears, yet aliilel icall\ , 
he carried his hroad shoulders and high chest, lc pronnncnt features id' his 
slr(nig and sy u'trical ph\si(|ue as if it were an e\cr\(lay happening. 

■^'cs, .Matthew is one of the hig men of the class. lie liclicvcd in a sti'oni: 
liody and a sound ndnd. Ilis great attachment foi- all sports ))i-o\cs this alioid 
him. Uain or shine, ".Mac" was always ready for some sti-enuoiis exercise. 

There is still one thing that puts ".Mac" in a m\stic class. That thing 
is his ancestry. Tim<' and time again, w c ha\c tried to make him think thai 
he was ;r Scotchman ; and as man\ times ".Mae" has defended himself and his 
pi-ogeidtors in a real Irish fashion. 

At last we have arrived at the end of a College course. Out (d' the fidl- 
ness of our hearts, we wish Matthew man\ successful and happy ycjirs. We 
will not forget old friends, and "Mac" indeed has heen a staunch and line 
friend I o a II. 



38 



THE VILLANOV AN 



HUGH VINCENT McGEEHAN Hazelton, Pa, 

"Hughie" 




Football Squad — I 

Football V— 2, 3, 4 

Captain Football— 4 

Baseball V— t, 2, 3, 4 

Captain Base Ball— -3 

Coach Prep Football and Base Ball Teams 

Knights of Columbus 



I HIS member of our class made his first appearance at Villanova in 
-^ September, 1916, having journeyed from Hazelton to enter the Prepara- 
tory School. He was graduatde from this department in 1918. At this point 
his course of studies was interrupted, due to his enlisting in the Army. He 
was sent to the Officers Training Camp at Camp Zachary Taylor, and was 
within a few weeks of receiving his commission when the Armistice was 
signed. Upon his discharge he returned to Vilanova to continue his studies 
in the Engineering School, and for the past four years has been epduring 
the ravages, and facing the terrible onslaughts so characteristic of that depart- 
ment. 

During his years in Villanova, however, he has found time to establish 
for himself an athletic record, upon which he may look with pardonable pride. 
His efforts, in all branches of athletics, were not surpassed by any other force 
in placing his Alma Mater "front and center" in the realm of college sports. 
To show his desire to have the athletic projects of his school conducted success- 
fully he coached the various Prep and Varsity teams, when he could not be a 
member of those teams himself. 

An account of "Hughie" would fail miserably if mention of sterling 
character were neglected. His honesty, frankness and straight forwardness 
are as characteristic as is his grin when telling one that the girl at the 
K. of C. dance is only his sister. 

To say that this class wish him success in the game of life would be 
superfluous. We do, however, feel that if the reward he deserves for his 
loyalty and faithfuness, to both ideals and friends, is to be the measure of his 
success in life, he will fare well. 

So, we return this member of our class to the coal regions with a con- 
sciousness that he is a credit to that district, to his Alma Mater, and in short, 
to all who are interested in him. 

And, in conclusion, we say that we are all better for having had the 
companionship of this member through our college days. His memory will 
remain with us long after the hardships, passed through together, are for- 
gotten. Neve rwill the fact be lost sight of htat he is the ideal of the class of 
1922 as a gentleman in every detail and in every sense of the word. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



39 



PAUL JOHN McNAMARA Brooklyn, N. Y. 




Pre-Mcdfcal Society 

Kappa Gamma 

Epsilon Phi Thcta 

Football V— 3, 4 

Captain Fraternity Basket Ball Team — 4 



FTER having completed two successful years at St. Francis College, 
-^~^ Brooklyn, N. Y., "big hearted Mac" came into our midst in the fall 
of 1920 with the best intentions in the world of settling down to a quiet 
student life. He was really awakened, however, by tlie shrill call of the 
referee's whistle. From that time despite his good intentions to follow his 
philosophical ambitions he gained fame on the gridiron. "Mac" was an im- 
portant cog in the famous '21 machine developed by "Allie Miller" and 
through his great work was awarded the coveted V. 

Aside from iiis athletic ability "Mac" is also a good student, having 
completed the Bachelor of Arts and the Pre-Medical courses. It was due to 
the extra heavy class schedule and long laboratory hours which prevented 
him from participating in any of the other sports, for before entering Villanova 
he establisiied for himself an athletic record both in base ball and basket ball. 

His talents still remain untold. He is also a musician and has furnislied 
amusement for the natives of "Belle Vista" and "Beau Rivage." (Names that 
will long remain in the hearts of Villanova students for tiiey bring back 
memories of many joyous evenings spent at socials and at Ye Olde Koflfee 
Klutches.) 

Paul has always been alert in class, es})ccially in answering the "prof's" 
questions and on one occasion when the following question was asked by a 
member of the Medical Department Staff, "What is the name of the teeth 
the humane body receives last?" Mac immediately replied, "False teeth." 

"Mac" intends to enter Georgetown next year, where he is going to pur- 
sue the study of medicine, and we feel sure that his untireless energy with his 
initiative will enable him to gain the coveted M.D. degree, and he carries 
with him our best wishes for a successful career. Nothing too much can be 
exi)ected of "Mac" and it is our earnest liope tiiat lie will become the "Lorenz" 
of America. 



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'/■///{ r 1 1. L.I \ i\i \ 



HUGH VINCENT McGEEHAN Hazclton, Pa. 

"Hughie" 




Football Squad — i 

Football V— 2, 3, 4 

Captain Football — 4 

Baseball V— I, 2, 3, 4 

Captain Base Ball — 3 

Coach Prep Football and Base Ball Teams 

Knights of Columbus 



P^lIIS ni(Mnb(M' of our d.-iss hkkIc liis iii-sl ;ip])(';ii';in('(' iit \'illfm()\;i in 
■'■ Scptt'iiiIxT, liMo, lijiNiiifi- .j()iinic\ cd froni Ihizclton to enter llie i'reixini- 
l()r\" Scliool. lie Wiis gi-,i(lii;il(le t'l-om this (lei)iii'l iiient in IDIS. \l tliis jjoint 
liis eoni'se of studies wiis ititerrupled, due io his eulisiinji- in Hie \rmy. lie 
WHS sent to tlie Otiieers 'riMininji' Ciini) ;it Cniip /;icli;ir\ Tdvlor, jind \v;is 
witiiin ;i few weei<s of reeei\ iiiji iiis coinMiission \\ lien tlie \rinistice n\;is 
sif>n<'d. I'jx)!! liis diseji;irji-e lie returned to \'il;ino\;i to eoiitinue ids studies 
in tlie iMifi'ineerinfi' Seliool, ;ind for tlie past four \ears lias l)een enduriufi' 
tlie ra\an'es, and faeinj;- tlie terrible onslaUf;lits so eliaraeierist ie of that dejiart- 
nient. 

Dui-iiifi- his years iu \'illano\a, howexcr, lie has found tiuie to estalilish 
for liiruself an athletie rei'ord, upon which he may look with ])ardonal)le pride. 
His efforts, in all hranehes of athletics, were not suri)assed by an\' other force 
in i)lacinfr his Alma Mater "front and center" iti the realm of collefre s])orts. 
To show his desire to ha\e the athletic ))rojects of his school conducted success- 
fully he coached the various i're]) and \'ar-sity teams, when he could not be a 
member of those teams himself. 

An ac<'ount of "liujihie" wcudd fail miserably if mention of sterlirifi' 
character were nefilectcd. His honesty, frankness and straifiht forwardness 
are as characteristic as is his griu when tellinji' one that the fi'ii-| at the 
K. of ('. dance is only his sister. 

To say that this class wish him success in the jiame of life would lie 
su])erfhious. We do, howe\ci\ feel that if the reward he deserxcs for his 
loyalty and fait hfuness, to both ideals and friends, is to be the measure of his 
success in life, he will fare well. 

So, we return this membei' of our class to the coal rejiioiis with a c(M1- 
.sciousness that he is a credit to that district, Io his Alma .Mater, and in short, 
t<» all who are interested in him. 

And, in conclusion, we say that w<' are all belter for haxinji' had the 
companionshi]) of Ibis member through our collcfi'c da>s. liis meiiMM'y will 
remain v,i\]\ us long- afte?' the hardshijis, jiassed Ihroiifih to;>ctlier, are for- 
gotten. Ne\(' rwill the fact be lost sight of htat he is the ideal of the class of 
l!)22 as a geidleman in every detail and in every sense of tlu' word. 



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PAUL JOHN McNAMARA Brooklyn, N. Y. 

"Mac" 



39 




Pre-Medical Society 

Kappa Gamma 

Epsilon Phi Theta 

Football V— 3, 4 

Captain Fraternity Basket Ball Team — 4 



AI'"ri"',I{ liiiviiic,- ('(miijlclcd I wo suc<'cssfiil ycfirs ;i1 St. Krfini'is ("ollcjic. 
IJnidklx II, N. >'.. "Iiifi lic'irlcd Mac" fame iiilo mir midst in tlic fall 
of li);i() witli Ihc licst iiilciilioiis ill the world of M'ttliiitr' down to a (|iiift 
student life. Me was reall\ awakened. ho\\e\ei-, 1)\ the shrill call of the 
n-ferce's whistle. i'"rom that time (lesi)ite his jiood iiitcniioiis to follow his 
])liilosoi)liical amhitioiis he i>aiiied fame on the jiridiron. '"'^i.ic" was an iiii- 
portant co^- in the fanuMis ''Jt machine de\('lo|)ed l>y "Allie Millci" and 
tliroiiji'h his jiTcat work was awarded the eo\eted \'. 

Aside from his athletic ahility "Mac" is also a li-ood student, havin.ii' 
(•onij)leted the H.ichelor of Arts and the I're-Medieal coui'ses. It was due to 
the extra heavy class schcdiih' and loiifi- lalioratory houivs which iirevcnted 
him from i)artieii)atinfi- in any of the other sports, for licfore interinii- \illano\a 
he estalilished for himself an athletic record iioth in base hall and basket hall. 

His talents still remain untold. He is also a musician and has furnished 
amusement for the natixcs of "l>elle N'ista" and "licau Hi\ai;c." (X.imcs that 
will loiiji- remain in the hearts of \'illano\a studeiils for lhe\ hrin.u' hack 
memories of many joyous e\cninfis spent at socials and at \v Olde KofVee 
Klutches.) 

I'aiil has always been alert in class, espcciallv in aiiswcriiii:- tlu' "])i-ofs" 
(piestions and on one occasion when the followin.u (|ueslioii was asked by a 
member of the Medical Dciiartmcnt Staff, "What is the name of the tcetli 
the humane ho(l\ receives last?" Mae immediately replied, "I-'alse teeth." 

"Mac" intends to enter ( ieorfictown next year, whei-e he is piint: to piii-- 
siie the s'tud\' of medicine, and we feel sure that his untireless enerfiv with his 
iniliaiivc will eii;ible him to jiain the eoseted M.I), degree, and he cai'ries 
with him (Mir best wishes tor a successful career. Nolhin.n' too much can be 
exix'cted of "Mac" and it is our earnest hope that he will liecomc the "l.oren/." 
of Aiiu'rica. ■ ._r'- 



40 THE VILLANOV AN 



JOHN FRANCIS MAHONEY 

♦'Sunshine*' 

'^♦A Daniel come to judgment, yea, a Daniel." 




WITH a smile of "Sunshine" on his blushing countenance, John first 
greeted Villanova about seven years ago. Althougli the weather 
where the cold winds blew comfort and cheer were always to be found in 
changed, and a dreary season held sway sometimes, yet no matter when or 
John's perpetual "sunshine." 

Almost any afternoon he may be seen promenading about y\lma Mater and 
whether the weather be fair or gloomy, whether the season be suminer or 
winter, you will always see sunshine upon his serene features. In truth, John 
is "Sunshine." 

John is a pedestrian of great note about Villanova, and is said to be a 
strong opponent of Henry Ford. Sunshine tells us that he intends to establish 
a series of walking clubs about the country, after the Grand Finale. For in 
his opinion, it is far better to walk than to ride, and altiiough he doesn't 
get to his destination as soon, it is far safer. 

"Sunshine" is a man of few words, always well chosen, and they never 
fail to contain a mountain of advice. John's motto is "If you haven't some- 
thing good to say, it is better to keep silent." 

In bidding "good-bye" to John, tlie class of '22 takes leave of a staunch 
and sincere adherent and friend, and although we must all bid adieu to Alma 
Mater, yet we kno wthat "Sunshine" will always be in spirit with us. 



THEVILLANOVAN 41 



ARTHUR ALOYSIUS MALONE Pottsvillc, Pa. 

*<Hoftfon" **Piggy" 




Knights of Columbus 

MAI^ONE came to Villanova way back in 1913 with a, purpose: to learn 
all that would enable him to take his place in the outside world and 
he leaves with that puii)ose well fulfilled. His class work has been marked 
with a stamp that reflects Horton's own character. vVn earnest and consci- 
entious desire to learn all that is possible has caused Horton to become expert 
in the art of asking questions. His "I don't see that, Prof." causes the explan- 
ation to be continued until he does see it. 

Art spent his Prep school days at Villanova and after graduation, entered 
the college. His nine years spent here make him a valuable source of hLstory, 
both past and present. Many amusing and interesting incidents can be recalled 
by this individual. Included among them is the time he attempted to set (ire 
to the Academy building. Another time, because of a locked door barred his 
path, Art attempted to put liis first through it. For the latter incident, he 
received the tile of "The Terrible Tempered Mr. Bang." 

Would that we could print what Piggy thinks of the authors of some of 
our text books, especially those which contain such expressions as "the proof 
iis left to the reader," or else, '.'the pi*oof is beyond the scope of this book." 
His bolshevik tendencies have often aroused him to such an extent that he 
has assured us by all the gods ithat he will or will not do a certain thing, but 
in the end, Hort always com^ across strong. 

This short sketch ofJMalone will be incomplete if mention of his weekly 
trips to NorrisOJwnr-ftfeomitted. No matter what reason he gives for these 
journeys, the one thing we do know is that on one occasion, they were dis- 
continued for a space of three weeks, and in that time, Horton was afflicted 
with the worst kind of blues. 

Arthur's collegiate course will soon end, and we relucantly part with 
him. Here's hoping that when he returns to tlie coal regions, he will put 
into practice whait he has learned at \'illanova, and as a result feel assured 
that his work will be crowned with success. 



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JOHN FRANCIS MAHONEY 

"Sunshine" 

"A Daniel come to judgment, yea, a Daniel." 




VV/ ITII .1 smile of "Smisliiiic" on liis l)liisliiiiji coimlcMMiicc, .loliii liist 
TT jiTcctcd N'illfiiKiV;! iiliunl .M\iii Ni'.irs afiu. AltluMijili tin- Wi'.itlur' 
wluTc the cold winds lilcw conifori and cliccr were always to l)c found in 
clianp'd, and a dreary season held sway sometimes, yet no matter when or 
.John's ))erpetual "sunshine. '" 

Almost any afternoon he may lie seen ])romeiiadin{i' ahoiit Alma Mater and 
whether the we;ither he fair or filoomy, whether the season he snmmer or 
winter, you will alwa.ws see sunshine \\\)o\\ his serene features. In truth, John 
is "Sunshine." 

.lolui is a ])edestrian oi' jireat note ^diouf \'illano\a, and is said to lie a 
stronji' oi)i)onent of llenry l''oi'(l. Sunshine tells us that he iidends to estahlish 
a series of walkinj;' elidis ahoid the country, after the (Ir-and l''inale. l'"or in 
his ojjinion, it is far better to walk than to ride, .and .dlhoutih he doesiri 
ji'ct to his (lest in.ation as soon, it is far safer. 

"Sunshine" is .1 man of few words. alwa\s well chosen, ,ind they never 
fail to contain a mountain of .idv ice. .lohn's motto is "If you haven't some- 
thinji' fi'ood to s.iy, it is i)etter to kcc]) silent." 

In bidding- "jiood-ijye" to .lohn, the class of ''1'2 takes lea\e of a st.'iunch 
and sincere .■idhcrent and fi-iend, and .altlKMifzh we must .ill hid adieu to Alm.i 
.Matci-, \et we kno wlh.at "Sunshine" will ;ilw.i\s Ik- in s],irit wiili us. 



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ARTHUR ALOYSIUS MALONE... 

"Hortron" 



.Pottsville, Pa. 



"Piggy" 




% ^^[4 




Knights of Columbus 

MAI, ONI-' (•■•tmc to \'ill;m()\ii \\,i\' luick in If)!."} witli )i ]Miri)()s(': t(i learn 
,1.11 tlwit udiild cMalilc him to take liis ))I.'k'(- ill tlic outside woi'ld and 
lie lea\'es witii tiial |)m'i)ose well tiiililled. Mis class wor'i^ lias heeii marked 
with a stami) that redeets Hort(>n's own eiiaraetcr. \ii earnest and eoiisei- 
enlioiis desire to learn all thai is ))()ssil>lc lias caused llortoii to heeome cxiiert 
ill the art of asking- (luestioiis. ills "1 don't sec lliat. i'rof." caiises the e\i)laii- 
atioii to he eontiiiMcd until he does see it. 

.\rt s))ent his I'l-ej) school da\ s al \'illano\a and at't'T jiiadiiation, entered 
the eollcji'e. I lis nine _\ears siieiil here make him a \aliialile source of historv, 
hoth jiast and i)|-esenl. .Man\ aniiisinii and interesting incidents can he recalled 
l)\ this in(li\idnal. Included anionji- them is the lime he attempted to sel lire 
to the \eadem\ hiiildinii'. Xindhci' time, hecaiise of ,i locked door liarred his 
l)atli, \ rt attcnii)te(l to i)ut his lirsl through it. l''or the latter incident, he 
rccei\ed the tile of '"l"li<- 'I'crrihie 'I'einpel'ed Mr. i'l.ili^." 

Would that We could prin! \\ iiat I'ifiii.N thinks of llic authors of sonic of 
our text hooks, cs])cciall\ i hose which conl.nii such esiircssioiis as "the proof 
is left to the rcadci'," or else, "the jiroof is l)e\ond the scope of this hook." 
llis Itolshevik tendencies have often iirouscd him to such an extent that he 
has assured us h\' all the pids that he will or will not do a certain thiiifi', hid 
in the end, lloi-t always comes across stronji. 

This short sketch of .Malonc will he incoinplete if mention of his weekl\' 
ti'ips to Norristown arc omitted. No matter what reason he ^ivcs foi- tluse 
journeys, the one thing' we do know is that on one occasion, they were dis- 
continued for a space of three weeks, and in that time, llort(Mi was atllictcd 
with the worst kind of liliies. 

Arthur's collegiate (•(uirse will soon end, and we relucantl.\ i)arf with 
him. llere's hoping that when he i-eturns to the coal regions, he will pid 
into jjracticc what he has learned at \'illano\a, and as a residt feel assured 
that lii.s work will he cr(»wned with success. 



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THE VILLANOVAN 




WILLIAM ALOYSIUS O'LEARY Elizabeth, R J. 

Treasurer Phi Kappa Pi 
Chairman Junior Prom 
Manager Base Ball — 4 
Editor College Notes— 3 
Editor-in-Chief Villanovan— 4 
Editor-in-Chief Belle-Air— 4 
Sophomore Football 
R» O. T. C 

IT is hard to write "Bill's" record without a 
monotonous repetition of superlatives. The 
name of O'Leary was given a prominent place 
in the college traditions by Bill's cousins who 
were liere in '15 and '18, and Bill just about 
nailed it there for keeps. His activities em- 
braced every phase of college life. Bill was 
foremost a student, and by that we don't mean 
one who has his nose in a book all time, in 
fact, we don't believe he ever did crack a book 
overtime. But his monthly marks look like temperature readings in summer 
just the same. When the schedule calls for study, he studies, and he does 
it so efficiently and so well that when time is up, he has the "goods." Bill 
has the very unusual and enviable record of having gone through four years 
of an engineering course (at Villanova) without a single condition. 

His ability to accomplish a lot of things with a minimum amount of work 
and no waste, stamps him as a certain success in engineering. 

Our Will is not only a technical man, he is also a scholar, which is evident 
from his very capahle handling of his tasks as Editor-in-Chief both of the 
Villanovan and of the Year Book, Belle-Air. His early classic training was 
well founded, and it is well employed. 

"Ole" is right there in the social life of the school. He is treasurer of the 
Phi Kappa Pi, secretary of the Athletic Association, and has always been an 
active committeeman, ready for any kind of work. In athletics, we find Bill 
during his Sophomore year on the class football team, and now he is the 
manager of the Varsity Base Ball team. It is only a man of Bill's calibre who 
can maintain his position at the head of class and still perform all the duties 
of a base ball manager. On top of all this, Bill has succeeded in paying a 
great deal of attention to a certain young lady "down the line." There is one 
caution we would like to give said young lady when going sledding — either 
to steer the sled herself or else walk down the hill. 

'22, in view of his past successes, is confident that it might already offer 
him congratulations for his future ones. He has all the qualities necessary to 
make a great executive and engineer, his keen Irish intellec,t his flexible mind 
that enables him to size up a problem from different angles, his quick decision 
where quick decision is required, and prudence where rashness would be fatal, 
and withal, a truly celtic wit combined with a fine sarcasm will surely bring 
him into prominence, regardless of when he takes up his life work. 
The best of luck from '22, Bill. 



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GERALD A. PRIOR Pottstown, Pa. 

"Woffc-Woffc-Worfc, 

When the weather is warm and bright/* 




T^HIS young man who at mid-night first saw tlie morn, honored a place 
-*- not generally known, Pottstown. Jerry grew up and found his home 
town too small, so by this and by that, he made his way to St. Joseph's in 
the big city, Philadelphia. Finding that great city too small, he inflicted his 
sunny presence on Villa-Nova. He is a cliaracter that leaves not much to be 
asked for, and his popularity before Greek class is well deserved. "Jerry" 
studies a bit, writes a bit, talks a bit, eats a bit, and sleeps two bits. He 
can give you every fine point of every athlete, and he holds no mean place in 
Ethics athletic quizz. The class thinks that Jerry will never stop studying 
until he finishes. May his future be as successful as his past at Villa-Nova. 



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WILLIAM ALOYSIUS O'LEARY Elizabeth, N. J. 

"Bill" 

Treasurer Phi Kappa Pi 
Chairman Junior Prom 
Manager Base Ball— 4 
Editor College Notes — 3 
Editor-in-Chief Villanovan — 4 
Editor-in-Chief Belle-Air — 4 
Sophomore Football 
i? R, O. T, C» 

Tr is liiinl to write "I'liirs" record without ii 
-*- moiiotdiioiis repetition of snix-ri.itiv es. The 
J n;mie of ()'I,e;ir\ \\;is fii\eii ;i i)roiniiieiit pliice 
ill tlie eolie;i-e traditions 1)\ liilTs cousins who 
were here in 'I.") .ind *IS, ;ind Hill just alxnd 
JiJiiled it tliere for l<eei)s. His ;icti\ities ein- 
l)r;icc(l e\er\ plijise of college life. Hi|| wjis 
foremost n student, and i)\ that we don't mean 
one who has his nose in a hook all time, in 
t'.iel, we don't ix'lieve he ever did crack a liook 
overtMue, Bnt hi<? inonlhI\ marks look like temperaiiirc readings in summer 
just the same. AVhen the sclieduie calls for studs, lie studies, and he does 
it so ellicientiN and so well that when time is u],, he has the "goods." BUI 
has the \cvy unusual and eiuiahle record of ha\ing gone Ihrouu-h four \ears 
of an engineering course (,it \'illano\a) without a single condition. 

His ahilily to accomplish a lot of things with a minimum amount of work 
and no waste, stamps him as a ceitaiii success in engineering. 

Our Wijj is not only a technical man, he is also a scholar, which is e\ i(k'iit 
from his very caiiahlc handling of his tasks as Kditor-in-Chief hoth of the 
N'illanovan and of the ^'ear Hook, Uelle-.\ir. Ills early classic training wa.s 
well founded, and it is well employed. 

"Ole" is right there in the social life of the school. He is treasurer of the 
I'hi Kajipa i'i, secretary of the Athletic Association, and has alwavs heeii an 
active committeeman, readx for aii\ kind of work, in alliletics, w"e find Bill 
(luring his Soiihomore year on the class football team, and now he is the 
manager of the N'arsity Base jiall team. It is only a man of IJill's calibre who 
can maintain his jiosition at the head of class and still })erform all the duties 
of a base ball manager. On lop of all this, IJill has succeeded in paying a 
great deal of attenti(ui to a certain young lad\ '•down the line." There is one 
caution wc would like to gi\c said xouiig ladx when going sledding- either 
to .steer the sled herself or else w.alk down the hill. 

'22, ill view of his jiast successes, is conlident that it might already offer 
liiiii congratulations for his future ones, lie has all the (pialilies necessary to 
make a great executive and engineer, bis ki'cii Irish intellect his llexilile inind 
tha.t enables him to si/.e u|i a iiroblciu from different aiigh's, his (|uick decision 
where (piick decision is re(piired, and iiriideiicc where rashness would be t'afal, 
and withal, a truly Celtic wit combined with a fine sarcasm will surely bring- 
him into iiromiiience, regardless of when he takes up his life work 
The best of luck from "22, Rill. ' / 



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GERALD A. PRIOR Pottstown, Pa. 

"Work-Work-Work, 

When the weather is warm and bright." 




r^IIFS youiifi' iii;m wlio al mid-niiilit lii'st saw I lie morn, lioiiorcd a place 
-^ not ji'cncrally known, I'ott.stown. Jerry tireu iiii and found Ids lionie 
town too siiiail, so i)y this and by tiiat, lie made his wa\ to St. .losejih's in 
the hifi' eit\', l'hiiad('li)hia. Mndiiifi- that great eil\' too small, he inflicted his 
siuniy iiresence on \'illa-\o\a. lie is a character that leaves not much to he 
asked for, and his jjopularity hefore (ireek class is well deserved. "Jerry"' 
studies a hit. wi'ites a hit, tall<s a i)il, <'ats a hit, and slee)»s two liits. lie 
can fi'ive you every line jioinl of every athlete, and he holds no mean place m 
l''thics athh'li.' i.\\\\y./.. The class thinks that Jerry will never stoj) studyiuf;- 
until lie linishcs. .May his future lie as successful as his ]iast at \'illa-.\ov ;t. 



"44 TH E V I LLA NOV AN 



CHARLES H. REDDING 




Backward, turn backward, oh Time in your flight. 
Chuck, please repeat your past history, just for tonight 
Wanderer, plod back six, seven, eight years, or more, 
And take me again to your heart as of yore* 

NOW, my friend, is endeavoring, without the least bit of embarrassment 
or confusion to tell me that he hails from the city of brotherly ? 

As he tried to utter the last word, Ills voice failed him and presently he hears 
the voice of an angel, no doubt his Guardian Angel, telling him to be silent, 
and to remember that speech was given to him for a noble and a holy purpose, 
namely, to tell the truth. Since Cliuck meant well and had the liest of inten- 
tions, we will forgive him. Unofrtunately, he refuses, now to impart any 
past events concerning his own life, so strive on I must without his co-opera- 
tion. His college life has been an eventful one, and success has crowned 
his efforts during the past four years. He applies himself to the studies of 
liatin, Botany, Etymology, Ancient Ardiaeology, Aryan Philology, Rhetoric, 
Sociology and Ethics; but his major studies are climatology and nature. Yes, 
Chuck is a great admirer of nature. Oft in our walks with him, he will re- 
late the greatest benefit derived from a profound interest in nature. For the 
past few years, he has been trying to get a glance at the noted Cardinal Bird. 
Two years ago while on a walk with one of his companions, he thought that 
he was focusing his eyes on the said bird; but to liis disappointment, he soon 
found out that the bird was a flamilngo. 

As a student of nature, Thoms(m, Wordsworth, or Burroughs would feel 
jealous and belittled; as a wanderer, lie lias tlie "Elusive Pimpernel" tied to 
a post, as the saying goes. 

The class room was always illuminated witli good cheer and hap])iness by 
his presence. Plis sincerity of action, his true and lionest devotion to all tiiat 
pertains to the betterment of college life and education, liis unquestionable 
loyalty and fidelity to his Alma Mater and liis fellow students, and his un- 
quenchable iuimor and good will all cond)ine in making us vividly realize tiiat 
on the solemn day that we sliall hear "tiie curfew toll tiie knell of ])a,rting 
day" we, the class of 1922, are l)ldding adieu to a loyal, a big-framed, big- 
hearted companion who will be well liked wherever he goes, and witli whom- 
soever he comes in contact. 



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FREDERICK JOSEPH SEITZINGER. . . 



.Philadelphia, Pa. 




Member of R, C. H. S. Club of Villanova 

Tf one were to ask for Frederick Seitzinger only a few of his intimate fellow 
-■- students would re^ilize that the inimitable "Fritz" was being sought, 
for it is by this name that he is known and loved. 

"Fritz" came to Yillainova with a smile and lusty lungs and four long, 
and oftimes cruel, years have been unable to .se]iarate them from him. His 
daily greetings to some of iiis friends could be heard for miles around. This 
salutation, however, was reserved for a few of his chosen friends but the 
scope of his good natured smile included everybody so that now he is regarded 
as a sure cure for the blues. Oftimes we will be seated in a calss room for 
perhaps ten minutes and be well launched in the serious affairs of the day 
when the door creaks slightly, then ()i)ens slowly and a broad smile enters, 
followed by a nod and then Fritz. It is said that no stern faced Prof, can 
resist that coiJibination, so Fritz takes his seat witliout admonition or rejiri- 
mand for his tardiness. Class is resumed and if an oral recitation is in order, 
Fritz is usually prepared for the ordeal, but when it comes to writing, he has 
a way al his own and sometimes he cannot even read it himself, for it looks 
like a series of Chinese laundry checks. 

Well, Fritz, we sincerely ho]ie that you retain your cheerfulness and 
hearty lungs for 'Tifty More Years." 



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CHARLES H. REDDING 




Backward, turn backward, oh Time in your flight. 
Chuck, please repeat your past history, just for tonight 
Wanderer, plod back six, seven, eight years, or more, 
And take me again to your heart as of yore, 

j^U OW, iii\ I'riciul, is ciKlc.'Moriiiii', witlioiil llw Ic-isl hil of crnliJirnissiiicMt 
^ ^ or cont'iision lo tell me Ih.'il he li.iils froiii 111,. ,-i|\ of hrolhcrly - -:- 

^■^ Ix' ''"i'd '<> litter (lie |,is| \\!)i(i, his Miicc r.iijcd lilni :nn\ picsciil l\ " lie iicars 
tlic \(iic<' of ;iii jinjicl, 11(1 (l(Mii>l Ills C 11,1 1(11,111 \uiiv\, Icllin.u hiiii lo he silent, 
<-in(l to i-enieinher lluil siieccli \\ ;is fiiven lo liini for ,i uoiije miuI ,i iiol_\ |)iirp()sc, 
namely, io tell the tnitli. Since Chiick nieinil well ,in(l h;i(l the lies) of inten- 
tions, we will forjiive him. I iiof il un,ilely, he I'cfuses. now lo imparl ,iny 
l)ast events coneerninfi' his own life, so sli-i\c on I innsl willioul his eo-opera- 
t'l'ii- i lis- collcfic life li;is heen an evcnlfiil one, ;in(l success has crowned 
his ed'orts (hiring- the i);isl four \c;irs. He ;iii])lics himself lo Ihc slinlics of 
Latin, Hot.-niy, l-ltyniolo^y. Ancient A rch.icohmy, Ar\.in I'liilolotiy, lihcloric, 
vSociolog-y and i'lthics; hut his major slndies ,ire climatology ;in(l nature. ^'cs. 
Clinck is ;i fii'csil ;i(lniirer (»f iialure. Ofl in oin- w/ilks svilh him, he will re- 
late the ^rc.alcsl henclil (lcri\c(l from a profound iiileresi in mdnre. i''oi' Ihc 
past few years, he lias heen tryinu.' to licl ,i uimice al the noted Cardin.al Bird. 
Two \c;irs api while (Ui ii w,ilk with one of his comp.anions, he thought lh;it 
he was focusing' his eyes on Ihc s.iid bird: hul lo his (lis,-ipp(»iid mcnl, he soon 
found Old that Ihc liird was ;i flamin.ud. 

As ;i stiideni of n,itiirc, Tliomson. Words woii h, or Unrroiiiihs would feel 
jealous and licliltlcd: as a \\;indci'cr, he h,is Ih,. "I'll usi\ c l'im])crnel" lied lo 
.■I |)osl, ;is the sjiyinji' jiocs. 

'i'he class ro(Hii w;is alw.iys illiiminaled with liood cheer and liai)piness li\' 
his presence. Ills sinceril\- of ■■iclion, his line .lud houcsl devoliou |o .■dl llui'l 
pertains to Ihc licltcrmcid of colleuc life .iiid cdiic-dion, his iin(|uesl i(ui;i hie 
l()\;llty Jind (idclily lo his \lm;i .M;iler .and his fellow sliideuls, ami his uu- 
(|iienclial)le lininor Jind pood will ;ili condiinc in makinji' us \i\idl\- re;di/,e that 
on the solemn d,iy lluit we sh;ill licir ■"Ihc ciiifew loll Ihc knell of i)artinfi' 
i\ny" we, the cl.ass of lO'J'J, ;ire liiddinji' adieu lo ;i loy.al, ,i liij:-framcd. I)i<>- 
hearted comi)anion who will he well liked wlierc\cr he px's. ,'iu(| with whoin- 
socver he C(Miics in coni ;icl. 



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FREDERICK JOSEPH SEITZINGER ... 

\-y-ry-/::'"X:- "Fritz"- 



;,.,:.. Philadelphia, Pa. 




Member of R. C. H. S. Club of ViUanova 

Tl'' one were In ;isk t'oy iM-cdci'ick Scil/.inuci' i)i!l\ :i W'W of his inliiiiJitc fellow 
-'- studcnl.s would rcili/,,. Ih.-it llic iniiiiit.ililc "l'"rit/." w;is iiciiii:- soii.uiit, 
for it is iiy lliis iinmc lli;d lie is l<iio\sn ;ind loved. 

"l-'i-il/" e;iiiie l(i \' ill;iiio\ .-i willi ;\ smile ;iiid liisly liiiius ;ind four loii^-. 
Mild oftiines cruel, ye.-irs luixc been uujiiile lo se),,! r;ile llieui from hiui. Ills 
didly ji'reetiiiji's lo some of his friends e(Mild he he;ird for miles iiround. 'I'liis 
sjdul.'ition, liowe\cr. w;is reserved for ,i few of his chosen friends luM the 
scojX' of his pxid iiJilurcd smile included cxci'yliody so lh;d now he is i-cuai'ded 
ns ;i sure cure for the hlues. Oflimes we will he se;ded in ;i cidss i-omn for 
perhaps ten minides ;nul he well launched in llic sci'ious alfairs of the day 
when the door creaks slightly, then opens slowly and a hi-oad smile enters, 
followed hy a nod and then |-'i-it/.. II is said thai Uii stern faced I'rof. can 
resist that condiinalion. sn j-'rit/. laUe^ his seal without admonition or rcpi'i- 
mand for his tardiness. Class is i-esiiiucd and if an oi'al I'ecilation is in order, 
l'"rit/, is usually pre|iare<l fur the ni'deal, lad when il enmes lo writinfi'. he has 
a way al his own and somelinu's he eannni even read il himself, foi' il looks 
like a series of Chinese laundry checks. 

Well, l'"ial/., we sincerely hojie Ihal y(Mi I'clain your chcerfidness and 
hcai-ly luuiis for "Fifty More Years." 



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THE V ILLANOV AN 



70HN JOSEPH SHEEHEY, JR. 

^Doc*' ''Cfutch'V 



.Brooklyn, N. Y» 




.•V'.;'v;'' Kappa Gamma 
.,\^''''" ;:...,.■ ■;'-^'-V'/.' Epsilon Phi Thcta 
Lamda Kappa Delta 

||0C hails from St. Francis College, Brooklyn. Pleasant and characteris- 
-■--'tically cheerful, he soon won his way to a warm spot in our hearts. 
Generosity is but one of the many traits which make him a likable fellow. 

Niaturally, we have been ripped by a strange curiosity to know the origin 
of the nickname "Crutch." Coasting seems to be entirely out of "Doc's" line, 
though he is inclined to believe the end justified the means, in other words, 
sh ! — this is a profound secret — she's a blonde. 

John's particular aim in life seems to be, to follow in the footsteps of his 
worthy father. His associations, however, would lead one to believe that he is 
more interested in the methods of engineers than in those of embryo M.D's. 
But what's a doctor if he cannot liandle saw and hammer like the rest of us? 

As a final word we warn his Dad and the other medicos of Brooklyn to 
be prepared for some crowding when this prodigy of ours arrives at the scene 
of action. 



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ALPHONSE CHARLES STINE Gilbcrton, Pa. 

<*AI" ♦♦Stiney" 




Epsilon Phi Theta 
Knights of Columbus 
Football Squad— 4 

^'TT'S an ill wind that blows nobody good." Such a hurricane as the 
■*- World War was necessary to bring to \Mllanova the debonair "Al." He 
came to us in 1918 from Overbrook Seminary via the U. S. Marine Corps. 

Though outwardly a very docile person, "Al" is easily "started" if one 
heath; the coal regions. "yM" is a staunch advocate of anything that will make 
just knows how. His "commencer" is laboring class conditions in his native 
the lot of his home town folks better. 

The dreamy moods we've noticed come with blue letters. Daytona, 
Florida is a long way oflF, but the winter cannot last forever. 

"Al's" favorite themes are Sociology and Ethics. Past and iiresent train- 
ing have made him one of our most proficient Latin students. We would 
gamble our shirts on his success in life, be it in law or educational work. 

Many of us know "Al" as a fellow who is rather a staunch friend than a 
violent mixer, and as a friend, one on whom we can always count for help if 
we but ask it. 



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JOHN JOSEPH SHEEHEY, JR. ... . .. : 

'^Doe" "Crutch'^ 



.Brooklyn, N. Y. 




"W' 




Kappa Gamma 
Ep.iloii Phi Theta 
Lamda Kappa Delta 

I J()(" li.iils tVdiii SI. I'lJincis Collcjic. I>i'()()kl\ II. ric;is;ml ;m(l cIki r.n'tcris- 
-■-^ticnlly (■hccrt'iil, lie socii won his \\;iy lo ,i warm s]n)[ in our iicarls. 
(iciicrosity is Iml one of the inan\ (rails w liicii make liiiii a likable fellow. 

Xatiirally, we have lieeii ripjxd l)\ a siraii^c curiosity io know the orifiiii 
of the nickname '•('riitcli." Coasliiifi seems to l)e eiitirelN otil of "Doc's" line, 
1lioufi-li he is inclined to iiclievc the end Jiistilied the means, in other words, 
.sli ! -this is a |)rofound secret she's a hlonde. 

■ John's i)arlicular aim in life seems to i)e, to follow in the l'ootste])s of his 
worthy father, ilis associations, howe\cr, would lead one to iielieve that he i.s 
more interested in the methods of engineers than in those of emi)ryo .M.D's. 
Hut ^\•hal"s a doctor if he cannot handle saw and hammer like the rest of us? 

As a final word we warn his Dad and the other medicos of Brooklyn to 
he ))re|)ared for some erowdinji' when this pi'oditiy of (uirs arri\cs at the scene 
of action. 



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Epsilon Phi Theta 
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Football Squad — 4 

''TT'S ;m ill wind tli;il blows noluxiy ^ood." Siifii ;i Inirricimc .is liic 
-'- World \\';ir w;is iH'C('ss;ir\' to bring to \' illiiuos ,i the dclioiiiiir "Al." lie 
CJiinc to us ill litis from ( )\ criirook vScniin.irs \ i;i the [ . S, .M.ii'iiic Corps. 

'I'lioHfih outwardly a very docile person. "A I" is e,isil\ "started" it' one 
heath; llie coal regions, "Al" is a stainich advocate of an\tliinfi- that will make 
Jnst kno\\s how. His "commcneer" is laijoriiig class conditions in his native 
the lot of his home town folks better. 

'I'lie dreamy moods we've noticed come with blue letters. Daytona, 
F^'lorida is a long wax off, but the winter cannot last forever. 

".Al's" favorite themes are Sociology and I'.thics. fast and present train- 
ing have made him one of onr most prolicieni l.atin students. We would 
gamble our shirts on his success in life, lie it in law or educational work. 

.Many of us know "Al" as a fellow who is rather a staunch fiaend than a 
violent nnxer, and as a friend, one on whom we can alvvavs count for help if 
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HOWARD MATTHEW THORNBURY Olcan, N. Y. 

"Howie" "Thotne** 




Secretary of Class 

Alumni Editor of Villanovan — 3, 4 

Manager of Basketball — 4 

Football Squad— 4 

Secretary and Treasurer Epsilon Phi Theta 

Dramatics — J, 2, 3, 4 

Leader of Choir — 4 

Knights of Columbus 

Belle Air 

T^HE iDcntion of college spirit brings before us tlie image of "Thorn" as 
-*- he was popularly known in his Freshman days at Villanova. When- 
ever there was need of arousing si)irit and enthusiasm among ai crowd, all 
eyes were turned to him, and he luus consistently lived up to his reputation. 
His loyalty to Alma Mater will never be questioned for in "Howie" she had 
one whose name will always be synonymous with "pep." 

"Thorn" was introduced to our midst in the stormy days of the Student 
Army Training Cor}Xs and was immediately elevated to the "high" rank of 
corporal. At the demobilization of tbat famous organization, he remained 
with us not only in body, but in spirit. Whenever his body refused to be 
present he usually delegated his si)irit to act by proxy, the remonstrances of 
his professors, however, in time over-ruled this soporific habit. 

His athletic activities have been devoted to class teams and he had the 
honor of captaining 1922's footbal representatives during his Sophomore year. 

Howard is also a singer of rare ability. We can never forget his lusty 
and musical voice resounding throughout the buildings to the tune of popular 
airs. At times it was soothing; then again, it occassionally grated depending 
of course entirely on circumstances. His accompaniment, however, was usually 
the occasion for the discord. His ability did not go unnoticed, however, for 
he has always been given a leading part in all theatricals, and was likewise 
selected as leader of the college choir. 

Thorn's persistent plugging has always kept him in good standing in his 
classes and we now hail him as a Philosopher. His inimitable good humor, 
his sociability and his pep have won for him a high i)lace in our regard. His 
energetic figure leading a cheering crowd of rooters on the bleachers will ever 
be a memory to us, truly he has done his share. 

He had the honor of having managed the most successful basket ball team 
representing Villanova. 



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Secretary of Class 

Alumni Editor of Villanovan — 3, 4 

Manager of Basketball— 4 

Football Squad — 4 

Secretary and Treasurer Epsilon Phi Theta 

Dramatics — \, 2, 3, 4 

Leader of Choir — 4 

Knights of Columbus 

Belle Air 

T^lil-', iiiciitidii i)t' {'ollcfic si)irit hriiifis licl'ofc ns llic iiiuific of '"I'lioni" ;is 
-*- lie w.is ixipiiljirly known in liis l''rcslnri;ii\ diiys at \'ill;iiiov;i. W'hcn- 
(•\cr llicrc wjis need of .i rousiiif«- siiirit ;in<l cuthusiiisMi aiiionji- ;i crowd, ;dl 
f\('s were liirncd io him, .ind he has coiisistcntly lived iij) to iiis rcimtation. 
His loyalty Io Alma .Mater will never he (iiiestioned for in "Howie" she had 
()n<' whose name will alwa.xs he synonymous with "l"'])."' 

"Thorn" was introduced to our midst in the stormy days of the Student 
.\riii\- Training' Corjis and was immediately elevated to the "liijih" rank of 
cor])oral. At the demohili/.ation of that famous orjiani/.ation, he remained 
with IIS not only in hody, hnt in spirit. Whenever his hody refused to he 
l)resent he usually delcfiatcd his s|)irit to act hy proxN', the remonst I'ances of 
his ))rofessors, howe\cr, in tiirie o\cr-rule(l this soporilic haliit. 

Iiis athletic activities ha\-c iieen devoted to class teams and he had the 
honor of cai)taiiiinfi- t!)'J2's foothal reiircscntalives durinj:' his Sophomore year. 

Howard is also a sinjicr of rare ahility. W'c can iie\cr forfi'ct his lusty 
and musical voice resouiidinj;- throufihout the liuildings to the tune of |)oi)ular 
airs. At times it was soothiiiji; then ajiain, it occassionally grated (lei)endinj; 
of conrs<' entirely on circumstances, iiis accompaniment, however, was usually 
the occasion for the discord. Iiis ai)ility did not go unnoticed, however, for 
he h;is always heen given a leading jiart in all theatricals, ami was likewise 
selected as leader of the college choir. 

Thorn's i)crsistent i)lugging has always kcj)! him in good standing in his 

classes and we now hail him as a I'hilosoiiher. His ininntalilc good humor, 

his sociahility and his ])(•]) have won for him a high i)lace in oui- regard. His 

energetic figure leading a cheering crowd of rooters on the lileachers will ever 

he a memory to ns, trnl.v he Iims done his share. 

He had the honor of having managed the most successful liaskel liall team 
representing X'iJIanova. 



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History of the Class of '23 

Officers 

Joseph B. Ford Vice-President 

Matthew A. Lynch President 

Aloysius E. Cooke Secretary 

John Riordan Treasurer 

IN THE fall of 1919 the class of " '23" made its debut into the halls of 
learning of Villanova and dating from the day of entrance, its history 
: has been a remarkable one. Its accomplishments have been many and 
it has held a high place both in the social and sporting activities of the 
school. * ' 

The o^ass of " '23" showed its spirit of unity and co-operation from the 
time that they were first gathered in a body, namely, upon the reception into 
the grand and exalted Order of "Hobble Gobble." To this day that memor 
able night still lingers in the thought of all. According to College customs 
the Freshman had to wear their little blue and white skull caps. The class 
of " '23" didn't take to this so a game of football was arranged in order to 
settle once and for all the supremacy of the two classes. The game was 
played December 8th, 1919, and it was the bitterest class struggle ever seen 
on the fair campus of Villanova. The battle waged up and down the fieJd 
throughout tlie game with neither team able to score. Both classes played 
clean, hard football and although the infirmary was occupied to a great ex- 
tent the next day no permanent injury occurred. The class of " '23" al- 
though unable to score, played a better brand of footba<ll and in the opinion 
of the entire student body won a moral victory. This marked the end of the 
blue and white skull cap. The men who played for the class of " '23" on that 
day and won their numerals were: — Wasilko, Ford, Jones, Duggan, Lough- 
lin. Hyson, Burke, Stein, I>ynch, Devinc, Clark, Collins, McNally, and Vize. 
The team was coached by Rev. P'rancis A. Driscoll, O. S. A., now president 
of the college. 

Supremacy in football was not enough valor for the class of "'23," so 
with the permission of the athletic Board, a basketball team was formed and 
a fast schedule arranged. The team had great sudcess in the floor game and 
it was the initial appearance of a Villanova College team on the floor. This 
team met with sucli success that the following year basketball became a 
major sport at Villanova,. Much credit for the success in basket ball must 
be given to the class of " '23" as may be evidenced by the fact that three 
members of the Freshmen basketball team made the varsity in 1922. These 
men were Loughlin, Gray and Jones. The members of the class team were 



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History of the Class of '23 

Officers 

■ Idscpl; 1). I'ovil \'icc I'rt'^idciit 

M.itllicw A. l.yurli l'n-,i(lciit 

Al(;\-,iiis !'.. ('(ii)kc Sfcrctary 

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IN 'riM. l.iH oT li)l;i tin cl.i^s (.! "'■_'.■)" made its dflnit intu the lialU oT 
haniiiii: !)l N'lllaiioNa and daliiiu' I'lM.in the day ol' cut ran, 'f. its history 
.lias hicii a rrniari-LaliK' oric. 1 1 -. accotn plislmiciits lia\c Ixtii many and 
it has held a iiluh place hoi h in tlic social and sportinii' acti\itics ol' the 
scluMd. 

'I'lic c'ass oi' " ■•_';;'" show id its spirit of unity and co operation Irom the 
tinii- that they were lir^t ualhercd in a hody. nanicly. upon the reception into 
the uraiid and <\,dii<l Order of "Ilohhle (iohhlc." To this day that ineinor 
aliie niiilif still iiii::,rr.-, in the thoiiuht ef all. Accordiiifj; to C'ollcii'e custom'- 
the rreshiiiai! hid (o \vt:\v (heir little h'ne and white skull caps. The class 
Ol " L';!" didn't take to llii, so ,-i j^anie of i'oothall was arranii-e<l in order to 
settle once and lor .'dl the sii prem;ie\- ol the two /lasses. 'i'lie i;aine was 
plaved heeemher Siii. l!Mi>. and it was the hitterest class slriiuu'lc ever seen 
en t!i( lair e;nui)Us d' \' il l;i in)\ a. The lialtle waiicd ill) and down the Held 

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! hroiii;h(:ut the ;jariie with neither team alile to score. Hotli classes played 
clean, hard iooiiiali .-ind allhouiih the iniiniiar\- was ot'cupicd to a ^'rcal e\" 
tent the next d i\ no peruiaiient injury o<'ciirred. The class ol '" "J.'! al 
tin iiiih iinaiih U) scni-e, p!,i\ed a better brand id' I'e.otba'l and in the o|)inioii 
e,r the entire sliideiii bod\' won a moral \ i ■t(U'\-. This marked the end ol the 
b'lie and white skull ea|i. The men who played ler the class ol " ■_'.■) on that 
da\- and won linir niinnraU were: W'asilko. I'<n'd. Jones, I)iiiiu'an. I.iniu'h 
Mil. I[\s()ii, l'!lri^(. .stein. l.\iieii. I )e\ ine, ( lark. ( Olliiis. M c \ a'ly . and \ i/,e. 
Tile team was coaelird b\ \lr\. I'r.-nicis .V. |)riseoll. (). .s. .\.. now jiresidcnt 
of tile C'dlei.vi , 

Siipreinac\-, i n football was not eneiii.';li valor for the el.ass ol " '2'A. so 
\\;|j) liie permission oi the alliletie lioard, a basketbal' te;im was formed and 
a last sehednle arranged. The team had u'real sue, ass in the lloor ii'ame and 
it was the initial appearance of a \ illanova ('ollcii'c team on the Ihxn'. 'I'liis 
I, a,, I iiK'l with siieli success th.at the fol lowi iii;'" year basketball became i 
iiiajcn- sp(nM at \ il!.-iiio\ a. Much credit lor the siuaa'ss in basket ball must 
be uivcn to tlic class of " '■_';>" as may be e\ ideuced by the fact that three 
members of the I'tcsIiiik n basketball team made the Varsity in l!»-_'2. These 
nun were I.ciiL'hIiii. ( > ra \ and ,l(nies, 'I'he members ot the class team were 



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Gray, Lynch, and Riordan, forwards; Norman Jones, center; Loughlin and 
Vize guards. Laughlin and Gray are still mainstays of the Varsity basket- 
ball team. 

With the arrival of spring the class of " '23" made their appearance on 
the diamond and a strong schedule was arranged by Manager Gerald Fagan, 
The team won all games played. The line-up of the baseball team was 
Ford, catcher; M. Lynch and Jones, pitchers; Cooke, first-base; Sullivan 
second-base; Gray, short-stop; A. Lynch, third-base; Clarke, Laughlin and 
Vize, outfielders. 

The fall of 1920 brought with it the return of the class of " '23," now 
seasoned collegians. Tales of summer experiences were told and retold and 
the beginning of the Sophomore year found the class more strongly united 
and with one principle, the betterment of Villanova, first, last, asd always. 

The incoming Freshmen were put through their paces upon their recep- 
tion into the society of "Hobble Gobble," and owing to the extent of their 
initiation of the "Fresh" were glad of the opportunity of wearing a skull 

cap;.,;;;';'-'. ■■/ .'■■■■[■y ■[■'.■]'■■{ :i-'':-;: :' 

The usual Freshman Sophomore football game was played with the 
Sophomores, the class of " '22" trouncing the Freshmen to the tune of 
35-7, Billy Ford and Laughlin starred for "'23." The line-up for " '23" 
was the same as the preceding year. 

In the early Spring of " '21" the class of " '23" made their first social 
appearance at Villanova. The Sophomore Soiree proved to be the best 
event of the year. The proceeds were given to the athletic association. 
Tliis donation proved to be the largest donation from any class in the his- 
tory of the college. 

The big opportunity for the class of " '23" to show its spirit and loyalty 
came on Commencement Day, June 10, 1921, when a shield was to be pre- 
sented to the class making the best showing on that occasion. The class of 
" '23," led bj'^ President Matthew Lynch, entered into public demonstration 
with the same spirit it had shown both socially and upon the athletic field, 
were awarded the plaque in the opinion of the judges was justly deserving 
of the prize. This prize is now conspiciously placed in the main corridor 
of College Hall and is the treasured prize of the Class of " '23." The shield 
was publicly presented to Matthew Lynch, as president of the class, by Rev. 
George O'Meara, vice-president of the college in Feb. 1922, and in his pre- 
sentation speech he complimented the class of " '23" in glowing words for 
the great work it had done since its arrival at Villanova. 

The Junior Prom was held Friday, April 21, and it even surpassed the 
affair of the class in their Sophomore year. The College gymnasium was 
beautifully decorated under the leadership of Charles B. Laughlin, chairman, 
who was ably assisted by Herbert M. Lamglois, Leo V. Devine, Phineas 
Vize and Charles B. McLernan. Suitable favors were distributed and an 
enjoyable evening was enjoyed by all. The members of the senior class 
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Much credit for the fine sailing of the class of " '23" is due to the cap- 
able officers of the class, and the confidence of the members in them is evi- 
denced by the fact tliat they have directed the sailing of the class of " '23" 
since its formation. Tlie officers are Matthew Lyncli, President; Joseph 
B. Ford, Vice-President; Aloysius E. Cooke, Secretary; and John Riordan, 
Treasurer. 

Shortly after the Cliristmas holidays the class of " '23" held tlieir first 
real get-together, at tlieir monster smoker in the college auditorium. Father 
Branton was the guest of honor. The smoker was a huge success and tended 
to perfect a more stronger union among the class. Father Branton proved 
to be a very talented guest also, and entertained with humorous anecdotes 
and well renderd selections.. Soles were also rendered by John Hyson and 
Christopher McNally. The evening was voted well spent and a rising 
vote of thanks was tendered to Fatlier Branton for his courtesy in attend- 
ing tlie fir5.t gathering of the class of " '23" as a unit and for the splendid 
entertainment he provided. 

In the early days of the Sophomore year, plans were made for tlie 
Annual Alumni Day at Villanova, and the gathering at that time promised 
to be the largest in the history of the college due in a large measure to the 
opening of Alumni Hall. 

The day dawned with each class striving to enhance their merit and to 
show to each Alumnus that college spirit at Villanova was especially in- 
tense. Such an occasion proved to be the opjjortune moment for the class of 

" '23" to again show their uniqueness, by causing an event, the plan for 

) 

which had lain dormant in their minds for some time viz : a class fight, a 
thing practically unknown, but still one of tliosc necessary evils which go 
towards inculcating and strengtliening class unity — a doctrine whidi tlie 
class of " '23" not only practiced but endeavored to ])reacli. 

In line with the usual undertaking that marked the part played by tlie 
class of " '23" during the day's exercises, the fight was staged and brought 
to a strategic conclusion, and the end desired, was, we believe attained viz: 
to manifest to our diligent and active Alumni that with a few years their 
numbers would be considerably increased and strengthened with tlie kind 
of alumni that would tend to make for a bigger, better and stronger 
VILLANOVA. 

— C. J. McNallv. 



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Villanova, we salute you. 

Guide, inspirer of our youth. 

No praise that we could give would suit you. 

Noble teacher of the truth. 

Alma Mater, you have brought us 
from the darkness to the light; 
All that's good and true you've taught us, 
— And you've taught us how to fight. 

Refrain 

So let US sin^ a song for Villanova, 

Alma Mater, brave and true; 

And we'll raise on high to the bluest sky 

Her colors white and blue. 

And joyfully to victory we'll cheer her in the fight; 

For we're proud to cheer for Villanova 

The good old Blue and White. 

■ — Harold J, Wiegand 



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(riiido. inspircr ofOiir youth. 

No praisi' that ire could ^'iko uoiiUl suit you. 

^oble tvnchor of the truth. 

Alma Mater, you ha^-e hrounht us 

I' null the darhuess to the linht: 

All that's f>:ood aud true you've taught us. 

— -ind you've taught us hoiv to Jif:;lit. 

lii'frdin 

So lot US siu^ a sou ix for Villa uova. 
lima MaXer. hra^e aud true: 
And we'll raise on hiiih tu the bluest shy 
Her colors white aud blue. 

Ami joy fully to victory ire'll cheer her in the fiiiht: 
i'or we're proud to cheer for I illauora 
The ^ood old lilue and II hite. 

Harolil J. It ieuiintl 



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History of the Glass of 1924 

IN THE FALL of the year nineteen hundred and twenty, Villanova Col- 
lege threw open her doors and extended a welcome hand to the new- 
comers, the Freshmen. 

We were soon introduced into the Ancient Order of Hobble-gobble, which 
is the freshmen initiation, and in a very short time we had learned the "ropes" 
of college life and were soon found to be dabbling into college affairs. Every- 
thing in our lives seemed pleasing, and gayly we spent our freshmen year at 
Villanova. 

During the first month a meeting of the members of the entire freshman 
class was called and the following officers were elected: 

Edward Wolf .... . . '. . > . . . ... . ^. . ...... ... .... . . . . ; President 

Edward Dignam . . . . . ... ..... . .... Vice-President 

James Walsh ...... . . .....;.... v. .... .. . . ..... .... Treasurer 

Charles Gaffney . ... ... . ,^ ...... ... .............. . . Secretary 

Percy Bachmann .......... ... ........ . . ... ... . S'g't.-at-Arms 

We are proud to say that we have proven ourselves a mighty bulwark 
of defense when it came to representation and cheering at the football, bas- 
ketball and baseball games of the Varsity team. 

Later during the year a Smoker was held for the members of the Class 
of 1924. Bouts were staged between Pickett vs. Finn, and Laughlin vs. 
O'Tera, and, needless to say, it put some "life" into the men who only en- 
gaged themselves as onlookers. Hinchy and Whalen (Faith and Hope) did 
the singing, and, to the consternation of the critics present, they were en- 
thusiastically applauded. Recitations were as follows 

"Dan McGrew" . . ... . . ... ... by Percy Bachmann 

"Casey at the Bat" . .... . by Edward Dignam 

"The Dope" . ......... ............ by William Shay 

William Shay is to be commended on his natural ability as a tragedian 
and orator, and his recitation was unexcelled. 

William Cronin, Richard O'Brien, and Francis Pickett well represented 
their class in a musical comedy, "The Belle of the Campus," given by the 
Villanova Dramatic Club, on Tuesday evening, April 26, 192L The Class 
of 1924 gladly accepts the honor of having these men in its class. 

The end of the year was fastly drawing to a close and with final exams, 
off "one's system," we joyously presented ourselves in our full numbers to 
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The Class fight between the Sophomores and the Freshmen ensued and, 
for some time, it was an even fight till the undying and untiring zeal and 
perseverance of the Class of 1924, we were made the victors of the fight. We 
immediately discarded our Freshmen caps and took upon ourselves the dig- 
nity of Sophomores. ^ ;■ v 

When Villanova was honored by the presence of Cardinal Dougherty 
at the Commencement Exercises the Class of 1924 made a wonderful display, 
Although the banner was not awarded to us, we were judged, by certain 
authorities who were onlookers, to have had an ingenious and unique dis- 
play. 

Then the shaking of handsi, as a token of farewell, took place and we 
wished one another the happiness of having the opportunity to be together 
at Villanova for our Sophomore year, and our wish came true (witli tlie 
exception of a few members who did not return). 

Our Sophomore year liad come to pass. What joy filled us no one can 
fully express, or as Byron put it, 

"What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal." 

The oflficers of the Sophomore class, the Class of 1924, were: 

Paul McCloskey President 

Andrew McCann Vice-President 

Walter Riordan Treasurer 

Charles Gaffney Secretary 

Francis Fleming S'g't.-at-Arms 

and the Sophomores Vigilant Committee was composed of tlie following 
members of the class: 

William O'Donnell — Chairman 

Joseph Boyle 

Walter Riordan 

The Varsity Letter-men of whom the Class of 1924 is justly proud and 
whom she claims to be her own, are men, and what is more, they are gentle- 
men, and by their demeanor tliey liave won the esteem of their classmates. 
The Letter-men are: 

Football 
Michael Blanchfield Herman O'Brien 

Joseph Connolly Francis Pickett 

Cratty 

Basketball 
Earl Gray John Ryan 

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Baseball 
Harold Meador John Ryan 

Gustave Gomez Sydney Sweeney 

Herman O'Brien 

A Smoker for tlie members of tlie Sophomore class was lield in the col- 
lege recreation room several days after tlie Ides of March. The class was 
well represented during the evening and the programme of entertainment 
far surpassed that of last year, and since the Class of 1924 claims Tommy 
O'Malley, the boxer of no mean repute, as one of its members, boxing was 
a feature entertainment of the evening. The bouts were between: 

O'Malley vs. Sweeney ■:^'r< ::-':■:.-■" ./■'"■' ■.■...:■':/■■'■'■:■■''•■■■ :■^'■ 

Cronin vs. Connolly ■ --r^^V V-^'^- ■': "^r ^:',Sv;^.;^ ^^;-: 
McLarren vs. Pickett 

Remarks were made by President McCloskey and Charles Gaffney, the 
Secretary, gave a short but interesting talk to the members of the class. 

Daniel Hughes showed great skill at the piano while Theodore O'Tera 
and John Collins did the fiddling with Robert Sullivan playing the banjo- 
ukulele. O'Tera is an accomplished violinist and amusement or entertain- 
ment is never lacking when Ted is around. 

Whalen, Hinchy, Pickett and Cronin sang during the evening, and it 
is astonishing to note that they were successful in entirely arresting the 
attentions of their audience. Tliey have excellent voices, and we are certain 
that they will come in liandy when it comes to answering back the wife or 
punishing the children by their lecturing and advice, in years hence. 

Ricliard O'Brien took advantage of the opportunity afforded liim, to 
cxliibit his novelty dance, and was very successful. The dance was an in- 
genious one and it was original. 

Robert (Reds) Evans, the "Stewed-ent" Prof., gave a humorous speecli 
entitled, "A Dissertation on the Student Body." It was exceedingly humor- 
ous, to say the least, since Robert himself was an outstanding example of the 
student which he attempted to protray. Theodore Reimel spoke on, "A 
Dissertation on the Fluctuations of the Flappers." Conway featured dur- 
ing the evening by giving an impersonation of an Ethiopian. 

The basketball victory of the Sophomores over the Freshmen to the 
tune of 27-21, is well worthy of note. The players on both teams played 
extraordinarily well, and the Freshmen team kept the So))]H)mores in tlio 
game until the final toot of the referee's whistle. 

The line-up was as follows: 

Sophomores Freshmen 

Bittner center Foley 

McLarren guard Greely 

Dempsey guard Reed 

Riordan forward Eawler 

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Althoug^h tlie Sophomore Soiree of last year was one of the biggest 
events at Villanova^ the Sophomore Soiree thisi year surpassed it despite the 
keen competition of tlie Junior Class Hop. The dance was given amidst a 
profusion of Orange and Black, the Class Colors, and a wonderful pro- 
gramme was arranged. The dance was a success and a credit to the Class 
of 1924. 

Spring time is liere, as is Spring fever also, and there is a general ten- 
dency amongst us to become laodicious and even to hold a careless attitude 
toward our studies. Nevertheless, we are pushing our way onward to meet 
the inevitable final examinations. We liope, however, that every member 
of our class will successfully complete his college course and be a credit to 
our dear Alma Mater in years to come. 

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Where Pennsylvania's verdant meadows 
Slope gently to the Delaware, 
There stands our dear old Villanova, 
Our Alma Mater, always fair. 

Loyal we, her loving children. 
Proudly sing her worthy praise; 
May her banners wave in glory 
Through ne'er ending joyous days. 

Refrain 

Villanova, Villanova, noble Blue and White, 

Lead us on to victory through the bitter Jight; 

And while we proudly raise our voice in song to honor 
thee. 

We know we'll win for Blue and White means glorious 
victory. 

— Harold J. Wiegand. 



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Freshman Glass History 

NINE months have elapsed since we descended upon Villanova and 
asserted ourselves as Freshmen. Like the varied-colored leaves of 
Autumn we blew in, attired in various hues of gaudy colors, trick 
suits, knickers, and so forth. To the upper classmen some of us appeared 
arrogant and over-bearing, others cringing and submissive and we were soon 
compelled to suffer the ignominies of the Hobble Gobble. The hellish atroci- 
ties which they perpetrated upon us rendered most of us meek and humble. 

After the humiliation of the Hobble Gobble and other incivilities and 
indignities accorded to us by the upper classmen, we remembered that old 
adage ; "In union there is strength." We banded ourselves under the capable 
leadership of John Finn, the football star, as our President. "Reds" Livings- 
ton, was deleted Vice-President; "Gene" Kennedy, Treasurer, and Thomas 
P. Fox, Secretary. Finn found it necessary to leave the school later, and 
"Reds" Livingston succeeded him to the Presidency, and Dan McLaughlin 
was elected Vice-President. 

Father O'Meara, vice-president of the college, addressed us at our first 
meeting, which honor we accepted as a unique manifestation of the high 
regard in which we were held by him. We also regarded it further as an 
index of the very favorable impression which we created and sustained by our 
later activities. 

We modestly venture the statement that Villanova has every reason to 
feel proud and elated over the noble class of '25 which made its debut in the 
autumn of '21. We are a representative assemblage hailing from the four 
corners of the country, from the Canal Zone and Cuba as well. From the ex- 
treme southwest we have Ted O'Tera, "the lone star ranger" from New 
Mexico. From the sunny south we have the honorable J. Tabb Fisher, while 
from the wilds of Maine and New Hampshire we have a large representation. 
The other isolated New England states are also represented and we are com- 
pelled, every day, to listen to people who gorget that there is an "R" in the 
English alphabet and still believe that Boston is the "Hub of the Universe ' 
rather than the backwoods of New England. Many surprises were in store for 
these cultured New Englanders, chief among which was to find the supposed- 
to-be "uncouth coal 'crackers" far superior in culture and accomplishments. 
As a typical representative of the east we point to that Jersey mosquito 
."Tiny" ^a^.''\<;~'''''-'^'-'--:^:'-^^^^^^^^ ■ ■•'''■■■'.:^-^.. 

From such a concourse of people it is only natural that great things 
should evolve. Many of the college clubs owe their existence to the initiative 
of the Freshmen Class, such as the Jersey and the Anthracite Clubs. The 
tidings unintentionally reached our ears that we are the liveliest class that 



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NI \ I"! iiiontlis have clapsi'd since we (ifsccndfd upon \ ill.iiiov a and 
asserted ourselves as l'"reslinieii. Like tlie \aried colored lea\('s oi' 
Aiitnniii we blew in, attired in various lines of nau(l\- colors, trick 
suits, knickers, and so forth. To tlie upper cl.assnieii sonic of ns appeared 
.•irroiiant and ovcr-l)carini>', others crin_ii,iiii!,' and submissive and we were soon 
eonipelled to suffer the i,<>noininies of the IIol)l)lc (johhie. Tlie hellish atroci- 
ties which they perpetrated u|)on us rendered most of lis meek and liuinhlc. 

After the humiliation of the I fohhlc (iohhie and other iiici\ilities and 
indignities accorded to us hy the iijipcr classmen, we rememhi'rcd that old 
adaii,-e; "In union tlu'rc is strenjitli." W'c handed ourselves under the capahlc 
leadership of John I'"iiin, the football st.ar, as our Presidt'iit. "Reds" l.ixiiitis- 
ton, was elected \ ice- President ; "(iene" Kennedy, Treasurer, and Thomas 
I*. Fox. Secretary. I'inn found it necessarv to leave the school later, and 
"Reds" l.ivinjiston succeeded him to the Presidency, and Dan Mc I.aiiiihlin 
was elected \'ice President. 

I'atlicr OWh'ar.a. vice president of the collcjrc, addressed us at our first 
nicetini!,". which honor we accepted as a uni(pie nianifcstation of the hiiili 
rcfrard in which we were held by him. W'c also rejiardcd it further as .'in 
indc.x of the very favoralile impression which we created and sustained by our 
later activities. 

We modestly venture the st;itement that \ illano\a has e\-cry reason to 
feel proud and elated over the noble class of '2") which made its (hbut in the 
autumn of "2 1. ^^'c arc a representat i\c assemblaii'e hailing;' from the four 
corners of the country, from the (anal /one and ( iilia as well, from the ex- 
treme southwest we have Ted ()"Tera. "the lone star raiiu'cr from New 
.Mexico. I'rom tlit" sunny south we have the honorable J. Tabb I'isher. while 
from the wilds of Maine and New Hampshire we haxf i lar<;(' re|)resentat ion. 
The other isolated New laiyland states are also represented and we arc com 
pelled, every day, to listen to jieople who i;oriict that there is .'in " \l in the 
Faifrlish alphabet and still l)elic\c that Hostoii is the 'Hub of the I nixcrsc" 
rather than the backwoods of New l',nt;land. .Many surprises were in store lor 
these cultured New haiiilandcrs, chief , anionii- which was to find the supposed 
to-be "uncouth coal cr.aekers" l.ar superior in culture and accomplishments. 
.\s a tvpical representative of the east we point to that Jersey nios(|uito 
"Tiny" Ryan. '■ . ■ — .• -,-.■-.. 

h'rom such ;i concourse of people it is only natural that i!,reat thiiiii's 
should ev(dve. .Many of the colleut' clubs owe their existence to the initiative 
of the l'"reshmen Cl.ass. su<'li as the .lersey and the .Viit hraeite (liibs. The. 
tidinffs unintentionallv reaidied our ears that we are the liveliest class that 



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ever entered Villanova. Far be it from us to throw bouquets at ourselves, 
or accept such flattery, but when confronted by facts which corroborate the 
statement we are modestly compelled to accept it as true. It is pointed out 
that last year Villanova enjoyed its most successful year in athletics. This 
we are compelled to believe was in a large measure due to the athletes from 
the Freshmen Class. Krieg, a freshman, is the only man in the school who 
has starred, and rceived a letter in the three major sports. The freshman 
class have representatives in every major sport in the college, and many of 
these were first string men such as Cratty, Greely, and Finn. 

The teams of the Inter-Fraternity League were also composed largely 
of freslimen. In the annual "Fresh." vs. Sophomore football game, we con- 
quered the Sophomores, and evenged the ignominous disgrace of the Hob- 
ble Gobble. It was a sad sight for the upper classmen to see the bodies of 
our friendly enemies, the men who had accorded us such barbarous treat- 
ment during our initiation, trampled low, and bleeding in the mud of Villa- 
nova's campus. Vv^^:/ ■■.;;.■■..•;■.,.;,>■ '■'■-■"- /'■ ''v^/- ,■-■■■•-;:■ -v'^:;-/- 

Apart from the distinguished part which we played in athl'^.tics, we 
are also unique in other respects. It is whispered that we are above the 
average freshman in scholarship, but since this is only hearsay, we will not 
deliberate upon it. 

We also possess unique individuals and in many respects the class re- 
sembles a side show. We have "Peep" Sheehan, the circus barker, present 
■■> ing the freaks, monstrosities, and curiosities of the class. "Yank" Young- 
fleish, the dog trainer, whose room is a kennel and a refuge for all homeless 
, canine. Cornelius Ryan, the fat man, who weighs no more than six hund- 
red (600) pounds. Joe Kennedy and Ted O'Tera dispensers of jazz. Greely, 
the terpsichorean artist, presenting the log-hopper dance of Maine. Gene 
Kennedy, singing "Far, Far Away" (The safest place for a person with a 
voice like his). The inimitable J. Tadd Fischer in southern dances. Sul- 
livan, the impersonator of profs. Fran'cis Moroney, the boy wonder from 
Phillipsburg, in songs. 

In the social realm, the freshman class was also very active. At the 
various class smokers held during the year, the above characters contributed 
to the merriment by the entertaining manner in which they demonstrated 
their unusual talents. The Freshman Dance was also a banner event of the 
season. 

In all the events of the college, the enthusiastic spirit of the freshman 
class has held the predominant note, and the success of many of the en- 
deavors of the college is largely attributed to us. In the ensuing years we 
hope to perpetuate and magnify that noble spirit which we demonstrated 
, in,,, this, our first year at Villanova. We believe we have caught the 
spirit of Villanova, at least we have found that Villanova means more to us 
than a beautiful campus and masses of greystone heaped high and moulded 
into spacipus buildings by the skilful hands of labor. We feel an inexpres- 



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sible something which for the lack of a better term we shaJl have to call, 
LOVE FOR VILLANOVA. 

We hope that the glorious things which we have accomplished and the 
noble class spirit which we a^so modestly exemplified will be an incentive 
to the freshman class of next year. We earnestlv desire that they wiU set 
a pace more worthy of emulation than the glorious strides which we have 
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Joseph A. McCarthy, Captain 

THE YEAR 1921 will always stand out prominently in the history 
of Athletics at Villanova as the year which marked the turning 
point in the trend of football activity. It was a year of organiza- 
tion, a year which was characterized by systematic training and develop- 
ment, careful and expert coaching, unselfish and enthusiastic support. In 
reviewing the season casually there stands out dominantly that fighting 
spirit of each and every member of the squad, that unquenchable determin- 
ation which was instilled into them from the outset by their brilliant coach, 



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.loseph A. McCnrthy, Captain 



TWV. \' V,\\{ !!)■_' I will always stand out proiiiiiifiitl y in the history 
of Atlilctics at X'illanova as tlic year which marked the tiirninj;' 
point in the trend of football aeti\ ity. it was a year of orjiani/a 
tioii, a year whieh was eharaeteri/id by systematic tramiiiii,- and develop- 
ment, careful and expert coaehini>-. unselfish and enthusiastic support. In 
revitnving the season casually there stands out dominantly that fighting 
spirit of each and every member of the s(]uad, th.-it un(|uenclial)le dtterniin 
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Allie Miller. It is to him that all credit is due for the development of a 
splendidly organized and efficient team, a team of which Villanova and all 
her sons are proud and the members of which, we of 1922, do heartily con- 
gratulate. We can pay them no higher compliment than our recognition of 
them as men and true sons of Villanova, worthy of the best their Alma 
Mater can give. ' ■■■ 

The task which confronted Allie Miller at the beginning of the sea- 
son was a difficult one. He had a large number of candidates, of varying 
degrees of ability so that the outlook from this angle was promising. Im- 
mediately he plunged into the work of separating the more capable from the 
less and in this phase of the work he showed that his judgment seldom erred. 
When the season was about a week old, three separate and distinct squads 
were being drilled in such things as they were found wanting. It was not 
very long before the squads began to show the results of efficient coaching; 
they had begun to take on form and their daily practices seemed to have 
become impregnated with "Pep." In this manner the training progressed 
until, on October the first, the first actual tryout was staged at Collegeville 
against the Ursinus eleven. 

Whatever defects were possessed by the team became apparent in this 
contest; the good and bad points v^ewise came to the surface. The follow- 
ing men were in this first line-up: — McCarthy, center; Pickett, left guard; 
Greely, left tackle; Krieg, right tackle; Hertzler, right end; Lynch, left 
end; Cronin, quarterback; Finn, right half-back; Blanchfield, left half- 
back ; McGrady, full-back. Two field goals by Finn accounted for the only 
score of the game.! McGrady consistently gained through the opposing line 
until forced to ret^e on account of injury. McDonald filled his place well. 
The thing that stood out boldly in this game was the solidity of the line, 
two first downs constituting the results of the efforts of Ursinus. 

This actual tryout of the team had demonstrated its weak points, lind 
a noticeable improvement was evidenced the following Saturday at Chester, 
when the Varsity crushed the Pennsylvania Military College eleven, in a 
contest which proved the superiority of the well-coached Varsity. The work 
of the "pony backfield" stood out in this, their second game. McGrady, 
Blanchfield, Finn, Cronin, consistently gained ground through line plung- 
ing and off-tackle plays. -■'['' 'i- :''--' r':^y: '■■■'. y<^^,i-:^'. .. ■■: 

The following week was spent in preparing intensively for the Ford- 
ham match. It was an eager, expectant and slightly nervous squad, which 
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might mention that that same squad left behind them a student body who 
were extremely eager and expectant and whose spirit was keyed to a high 
pitch. Those who witnessed this game were treated to all the thrills and ex- 
citing episodes of a hard fought contest; they saw the Villanova squad 
thrice cross the goal line of their opponents, they saw a fighting team with 
all the grit and spirit possible, plunge through the P'ordham defense time and 
again; and in the last quarter they saw a concurrence of happenings which 
was disappointing in the extreme. It was hardly to be expected with mod- 
ern management and regulations. The game was allowed to proceed, how- 
ever, after darkness had descended upon the field and as a result of this un- 
usual procedure several disputes arose which marred the remainder of the 
quarter. The Fordham aggregation claimed a touchdown which would have 
given them the better end of the score, but it was not allowed by the referee. 
Cratty distinguished himself excellently in this game by recovering fumbles. 
McGrady starred in the backfield. 

The spirit and grit of the squad was strikingly illustrated on the Mon- 
day following this game. Not a man failed to report for practice even 
though it was a positive hardship for some to perform their daily drills. 

The fourth consecutive victory was achieved at Washington, on the 22nd 
of October, when Catholic University went down to defeat in a loosely played 
contest, featured by a punting duel between McGrady and Lynch of C. U. 
Had the game not been marred by so many fumbles, Villanova would have 
scored heavily. As it was, the only touchdown of the day was accomplished 
by Finn in the last quarter, on a "fake" play from the 30 yard line. It must 
be said to the credit of Catholic University that they played well and succeed- 
ed several times in effectively stopping the "pony backfield." \ 

It was not until the next week that the strength and organization of the 
Varsity brought notice to the team. Lebanon Valley was met and van- 
quished at the Stockade, Norristown, Pa., by the overwhelming score of 
41-7. Perhaps the presence of their fellow-students, perhaps other consid- 
erations were instrumental in putting so much fight into the team. At any 
rate, after Lebanon had scored their solitary touchdown, there never was any 
doubt as to the outcome. In the second period 28 points were scored by 
Miller's proteges. In the last period, the first string men were withdrawn 
from the field and the remainder of the game was played by a squad entirely 
different from that which started the game. "Mickey" Blanchfield starred 
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The Student body turned out en masse on this day and Norristown was 
enlivened temporarily after an injection of some Villanova "pep." A parade 
through the city was staged after the game. 

In the next game, that against the Army, the Varsity suffered the only 
defeat of the season. It is to be regretted that conditions were so unfavor- 
able on the day of this match. Had the weather been different and the field 
dry, there is not the shadow of a doubt but that the team would have succeed- 
ed in withstanding the onslaught of the much heavier and better equipped 
Ary eleven. It was impossible, under the circumstances, for oura compara- 
tively light backfield to get away quickly; the muddy field prevented the 
securing of a firm foothold so that the Varsity were obviously enmeshed in 
a net of disappointing circumstances. 

After the result of this game, it was natural to expect a shattered morale, 
a damaged spirit among the squad. Rather the opposite was apparent. The 
team recoiled from its setback quickly and on Saturday, November 5th, de- 
feated Gettysburg, 13-10, at York, Pa., before an assemblage of 3000. Krieg 
played excellently in this contest as did Cronin, Lynch, Finn, and Blanch- 
field. Gettysburg was the first to score by a goal from placement. Finn 
scored both touchdowns for Villanova. 

On Saturday, November 19th, the Canisius eleven was engaged at 
Buffalo. The game was fouglit to a scoreless tie in a sea of mud and in a 
steady downpour. It was one of the most bitterly fought contests ever wit- 
nessed in the Bison Cit3\ Darkness encircled the field while both teams were 
desperately attempting to score. Villanova had brought the ball as close to 
the opponents' goal as the one yard line, but was unable to score. Here again, 
the elements prevented the Varsity from exerting their normal strength. 

As a fitting climax to a practically ideal season, the Varsity crushed the 
husky mountaineers representing Mt. St. Mary's College at Villanova, on 
Thanksgiving Day. At the start of the game "Mickey" O'Brien, evaded 
the opposing lads, and made a sensational run of sixty yards, scoring the 
only touchdown of the game. The game as a whole was a contest featured by 
a close struggle to secure first downs. The condition of the field, however, 
was such as to render ground gaining difficult. 




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Till' Stiidi'iit Ixxly tiinu'd out cii masse on tliis day and Norristowii was 
cnlivcm-d ti'ni])()rarily aitcr an injection ol' some \'illanova "p^'P- -'^ parade 
tlii'()uj>l) tile city was staged after tlie game. 

ill tile next game, that against the Army, the \'arsity suflVred the only 
defeat of the season. It is to he regretted that conditions were so unfavor- 
ahle on the day of this match. Had the weather heen diflerent and the field 
dry, there is not the shadow of a donl)t l)iit that the team would have succeed- 
ed in withstanding the onslaught of the much heavier and better equi])ped 
Ary eleven. It was impossible, under the circumstances, for oura compara- 
tively light hackfit-ld to get away (juickly; the muddy Held prevented the 
securing oi a firm foothold so that the N'arsily were obviously enmeshed in 
a net of disappointing circumstances. 

After the result of this game, it was natural to expect a shattered morale, 
a damaged spirit amoiig the sipiad. Rather the oppositi' was ap])ari'nt. The 
team recoiled from its setback (juickly and on Saturday, Noxember ."itli, de- 
feated (iettysburg, l.'MO, at "\'ork. l*a., before an assemblage of ;}()()(). Krieg 
played excellently in this /ontcst as did C'ronin, Lynch, h'inn, and Blanch- 
Held. Ciettyshurg was the Hrst to score by a goal from ])l;i 'cment. I""inn 
scored both touchdowns for \ilIano\a. 

On Saturdav. November )!)tli, the (anisius eleven was en<>aj>-ed at 
Buffalo. The garni' was fought to a scoreless tie in a sea of mud and in a 
steady downpour. It was one of the most bitlerlv fought contests ever wit- 
nessed in the Bison ( ity. Darkness eucircled the field while both teams were 
desperately attempting to score. \'illanov;i h.ad brought the ball as close to 
tlie opponents' goal as the one yard line, but was unable to score. Here again^ 
the elements pri'xeiited the X'arsity from exerting their normal strength. 

As a Httiiig climax to a ])ractically ideal season, the Varsity crushed the 
husky uiouiitaineers representing Mt. St. Mary's College at Villanova, on 
Thanksgiving Day. At the start of the game ".Mickey" O'Brien, evaded 
the ()))p()sing lads, and made a sensational run of sixty vards, scoring the 
only touchdown of the game. The game as a whole was a contest featured by 
a close struggle to secure Hrst downs. The condition of the Held, however^ 
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Frank Pickett, Captain 

WHEN coach "Mike" Saxe sounded his call for basketball candidates 
this year, the results were most encouraging. In addition to Cap- 
tain Pickett, Ryan, Gray, Loughlin, and Sweeney, letter men of 
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In the opening game of tlie season, the Varsity entertained Hahnemann 
Medical College, at Villanova, on December 17th. The game was fast and 
interesting, although the visitors were no match for the well coached Villa- 
nova squad. The final score was 55-16. n_-— 

The strong Catholic University five fell victims to the Blue and White 
combination at Villanova, on Tuesday, December 20th. The game was close- 
ly contested by both teams and as a result many exciting long shots were 
registered. When the final whistle sounded, Villanova was on the long end 
of a 25-23 score. 

The Varsity journeyed to Weightman Hall, on January 7th, for its 
hardest struggle of the season. The U, of P. Team which captured the Inter- 
Collegiate title last season was practically intact, having the same five with 
the exception of Dan McNichol. Villanova took the lead in the beginning, / 
on Ryan's free throw, and in the second half they were again leading. The 
enforcement of the personal foul rule eliminated Ryan and Loughlin, thereby 
weakening the chances of the Varsity for victory. Villanova was beaten 
by but four points. 

On January 14th, after the brilliant showing against the U. of P quintet, 
the Varsity met Temple University five at Villanova, and were victorious. 
Villanova rolled up more points in the course of the first half than did 
Temple during the entire game. Captain Pickett with six field goals was 
the star of the evening. Grifiin accounted for the few field goals credited to 
the Temple Quintet. 

A victory which was by no means earned was accorded to Georgetown 
University, on January 19th, at Washington. The battle was hard fought 
by the Villanova boys but to no avail. Time after time fouls were called on 
the men for which the officials could give no satisfactory explanation. Ac- 
cording to the consensus of opinion among the sport writers of the Capital 
the better team was not the winning team. At final time the score was 38-31. 

On January 25th, the Varsity met and vanquished St. Joseph's College, 
at Villanova. The game was slow and uninteresting except for a very short 
period before the close of the game, when Gray tallied twice from the field. 
This practically ended the game for it gave the Varsity a lead which St. 
Joe's could not overcome. The final score was 24-18. 

The Varsity started on the last lap of the schedule on Feb. 1st. The 
game was played with Ursinus at Collegeville. Villanova won the game 
handily, 29-28. Krieg was the real star of the game; he counted five times 
from the field. Ryan by his ability to throw from the fifteen foot mark, also 
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WH1'',N co.-U'li ".Mike" Saxc souiulcd his call tor haskrthall caiKlidalcs 
this vvnr, the rt'siilts were most riicoiiraiiiiiu'. In addition to Cap- 
tain i'ickctt, Ryan, (iray, I.oiiiihlin, and Sweeney, letti-r men of 
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Medical C'()lle<>(', at Villaiiov.a, on December ITtli. Tlie Jiaiiie was fast and 
interest iiio\ altlieuiili the visitors were no match I'or the well coached \'illa- 
Jiova s([uad. The final s<'ore was /)5-K), 

The strona,- Catholic- rniversity five fell victims to the Uliie and White 
conihination at \'illano\a. on Tiu'sday, Deccnihcr 2()th. 'I'lie uame w.as close- 
ly contested by both teams and as a result many excitint!,- lonj^,- shots were 
re^'istcred. When the (iiial whistle sounded, N'illanova was on the lon_t>' end 
of a '2~)''2'-i score.'; "^■"';x-: '■■:.■/,/.■!:■,'/.."■;!■■;■ ' ",':'■::'' .-■/:.,,■■:/:;■■■>■ •'./^ ;:,>/'-,' '■■ ;'/.■■'■ ^ ^:.:vr.'v.'>"-':'. ' 

The \'arsity journeyed to Weiii'htman Hall, on ■laniiary 7th, for its 
hardest strun'gle of the season. The L . of 1*. Team which captured the Inter- 
('olh\uiate title last season was practically intact, haviiii>' the same five with 
the ( xcepticii of Dan McXichol. X'illanova took the lead in the bciiinning-, 
on Ryan's free throw, and in the second half tliey were ay'aiii leadinu,'. The 
enforcement of the personal foul rule eliminated Ryan and I,()u<i,hlin, thereby 
we.'ikeiiiiii>- the chances of the \ arsity for \ictory. N'iljanova was beaten 
by bill four points. ' ; .■.,.■■■-/;;::;■:■./: ;';,::..■ :'::■'■■.■ ■;::^^:::--:- ^':/''y':/[- ■■■^■''■■::-:'y'--y^: ;■:■:' .'^ 

Oil January I fth. after the brilliant showinii; against the V. of P quintet, 
the \'arsity met 'l'em))le Liii versify five at X'illanova, and were victorious. 
\'illaiio\a rolled up more ])oints in the course of the first half than did 
'I'einple duriiin' the entire ii'ame. ( aptain Pickett with six field yoals was 
the star of the e\'eiiiuii'. (Jritliii accounted for the few field ii'oals credited to 
the Temple (Quintet. 

.\ victory which was by no means earned was accorded to (ieort>('town 
L iii\-ersity. on .laiiuarv l!)tli. at Washiiiiiton. 'i'lie battle was hard foui)lit 
by the \'illaiiova boys but to no a\ail. 'I'ime after time fouls were called on 
the men for which the officials could <ii\f no satisfactory explanation. Ac- 
cordiny- to the coii^eiisus of opinion ainon<i' the sport writers of the Capital 
the Ix'tter team was not the winniiiii' team. .\t (inal time the score was .SS-.'H. 

On .lanuary u'Uh, the N'arsity met and \ aiKpiislied St. .loseph's Collei>-e, 
at \ illnnova. The uame wa> slow and iiiiiuterestiuii' except for a very short 
period before the clcse of the liame. when (iray tallied twice from the field. 
This prncti/ally ended the ii'ame for it iia\-e the N'arsity a lead wliii'h St. 
.Iocs could not o\'ercome. 'I'lie final score was 2 I- ! S. 

'i'lie X'arsity started on the last lap of the sclu'dule on I'eb. 1st. The 
iiame was played with I rsiiius at Colleii,'eviIle. \ illanova won the game 
handily. 2!) "JS. Krici;- was the real star of the iiame ; he counted fi\-e times 
from the field. i{yaii by his ability to throw from the fifteen foot mark, also 
k('})t \'illaiiova in the scoriiii)- column. 



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The third reversal of the season came on Feb. 4th, when the Varsity 
journeyed to West Point. The cadets, confronted by the defensive system 
of the Villariova squad, were for a time baffled. Late in the game they were 
able to solve this difficulty and rolled up quite a comfortable score. The Var- 
sity showed flashes of great skill at several stages of the game, but were un- 
able to over-come the Army's lead. 

In a return game with Temple University, at Philadelphia, on Feb. 11th, 
the Varsity was again victorious. Temple could not fathom the defense and 
consequently were unable to score from the field during the entire first half, 
and but twice during the second half. Pickett and Krieg were the bright 
■ spots of the game. Lafferty due to his ability as a foul shooter managed to 
keep Temple in the score column. 

On Washington's birthday, Ursinus came to Villanova. This time they 
were beaten more decisively than in their first encounter with the Varsity. 
Ursinus was completely outclassed during the first half of the game, but dur- 
ing the second half, due mainly to long shots, they managed to creep upon 
the Varsity, and the final score 38-31 shows clearly just how hard they fought 
In the course of the game every man on the Varsity scored at least once 

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The annual basket ball game between the Varsity and the Alumni 

was played in Alumni Hall, on Friday evening, February 17, 1922. The 

older boys put forth a fine brand of basket ball, but their ambition overcame 

their physical condition and on several occasions they were forced to call 

time. The "wild" shooting of Charlie McGuckin and Chich McLoughlin 

added mucli to the evening's entertainment. 

In the final home game of the season, the Varsity nosed out the much 
heralded Lebanon Valley College quintet. This game was by far the best 
staged on the home court. Lebanon's inability to solve the Varsity defense 
made it necessary for them to resort to long shots. Many were spectacular 
and added much to the excitement of the game. Score 38-32. 

In a return game with St. Joseph's on their court, March 14<th, 1922, our 
clever passing, accurate shooting quintet completely baffled the Quaker City 
passers by the score of 28-26. Tlie outstanding features of this game were 
the machine like smootlmess of Villanova's team play and the high scoring 
power of Jack Ryan, forward and foul shooter. With but eight minutes 
remaining to play, Earl Gray was injured and forced to leave the game. The 
team seemed demoralized and within a few moments St. Joe's rolled up fifteen 
points while Villanova was able to score only two. At this juncture Gray 
returned to tlie game and from then on it was all Villanova. 



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The last game of the season was played on Mar. 8th, at Annville, against 
Lebanon Valley College. Only two of the letter men were in the line-up. 
The others due to illness did not even make the journey to Annville. The 
substitutes however played sterling basket ball and held the powerful Leban- 
on team to a comparatively low score. 

The season past was most successful. The Varsity encountered some of 
the fastest College eleven in the East and were defeated on only tliree oc- 
cosions. With the present team intact, and the improvement of second string 
men, everything points to an even more successful season of 1922-1923. 



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Martin J. McDonald, Captain 

Basetali (1922) 

THE 1922 Baseball squad made its official debut on March 14tli, 
when the initial call for candidates was sounded by Coach McGee 
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Baseball (1922) 

Till', li)-_'L' Ha.M'l);ill s(]iia(l made its oflicial dchiil on March 1 Itli. 
wlicii the initial call iOr candidates .was sounded by ( Oacli McGcc 
lian. Alioiit thirty prospective players reported tor practice, incind 
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O'Donnell, Connolly, Cronin, Ryan, O'Brien, Sweeney and Meader. The 
new aspirants are: Bradley, Clifford, Krieg, Minnick, Duggan, Young, 
Sayre and John Dora. 

Just what the season will bring is rather difficult as a result of the loss of 
some of last year's 'Varsity, whose absence will undoubtedly be keenly felt. 
The outfield has lost "Amby" Brennan and Frank Robinson who were not 
only consistent fielders, but nlso dependable sluggers. The infield has lost 
Gomez, who had acquitted himself very favorably during the '20 and '21 
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This season's pitching staff is composed of Sweeney and Meader, vet- 
erans of last year, Duggan, who made an excellent showing for Brooklyn 
Prep, last season, Minnick, who was one of the best pitchers in the Catholic 
League last year, Sayre, of Hartford, Conn, and McLaren, who came to us 
from the Army this year. Captain McDonald will fill his regular position as 
catcher, and should occasion arise, Hertzler, a veteran, Dora and Clifford 
will be ready to serve in that capacity. First-base is guarded by Tom 
O'Donnell, whose improved hitting marks him as a valuable asset to the 
team. There is some competition as to who will hold down second base. 
The probable choice is Bradley, who has won the commendation of the 
coach by his snappy fielding and hitting. Williams is the other competitor. 
Short-stop will be guarded by Jack Ryan, a veteran. He acquitted himself 
very brilliantdy at this position last year. Mickey O'Brien regular third 
baseman, was injured early in the season. At present his place is being 
filled by Dora, who adapted himself very readily to the position. 

The outfield is composed of new men with the exception of Connolly, 
who is guarding left field. Jack's fleetness of foot has made him a depend- 
able p'layer in this capacity, and it is very seldom that .an error is recorded 
against him. Krieg and Ford are contending for center field and they are 
so equally matched that no prediction can be made as to the likely choice. 
The competitors for right field are Mitchell and Clifford, formerly of George- 
town. Clifford is the probable choice. 

The schedule, as compiled, by Manager O'Leary is in every respect 
worthy of a team of the calibre of the Villanova Varsity, is as follows : 

April L — Ursinus College.......... at Villanova 

April 8. — St. Joseph's College .................. at Villanova 

April 12. — New York City College ............ ...at Villanova 

April 19. — Lehigh , . . . .... at South Bethlehem, Pa. 

April 21. — Boston College , at Villanova 



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April 26. — Ursinus College . .^i... ,, ....... . at CoUegeville, Pa. 

April 28. — Albright College . . , V • •- . . .... . • ... . . at Villanova 

May 5. — Gettysburg College .... ,..;., . . . . . v. . . .at Villanova 

May 16. — New York City College ..v.;......... at New York 

May 18. — U. S. Submarine Base ....... .at New London, Conn. 

May 19. — Holy Cross CoUege ..^..V,,.. .. at Worcester, Mass. 

May 20. — Boston College ..... . at Boston, Mass. 

May 21. — New Bedford K. of C. . ...... at New Bedford, Mass. 

May 27. — Lebanon Valley College ............... at Villanova 

t' May 30. — Lebanon VaJley College ........ ... at Annville, Pa. 

' '■ June 3. — Muhlenburg College ............. at Allentown, Pa. 

June 10. — Lafayette College , ^ > . . .at Easton, Pa. 

Officers 

Graduate Manager of Athletics Charles A. McGeehan, '12 

Manager William A. O'Leary, '22 

Captain Martin J. McDonald, '22 

Assistant Managers Harold Blanchfield, '23, William Poplaski, '23 



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FOR SOMETIME past, the Athletic Association has comtemplated 
sending forth a Boxing Team, which would represent the College in 
a satisfactory manner. Last year, and the early part of this year, 
much interest has been manifested by the students along the lines of inter - 
class bouts. This interest was fostered by the authorities at various times, 
boxers of note in Philadelphia, many of fact of inter-national fame, have 
given exhibitions at Villanova. Young Jack O'Brien of Philadelphia, who 
has met some of the best in the lightweight class, namely Leonard, Tendler, 
and Tiplitz, has given many exhibitions at school. Johnny Mealy, brother 
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the students by his clever boxing, and there is no doubt in our minds that he 
is clever, and some day in the near future, we look to Johnny to give a 
good account of himself. 

The Villanova Council of the Knights of Columbus has expended no 
small effort in securing bouts, for the School. The work has been adopted and 
furthered by the Council in no small degree, and by its splendid efforts, 
many happy hours have been arranged. We take this opportunity to express 
our deepest appreciation to the Council for its splendid spirit in this work. 

However, not content with class bouts, our early efforts have grown, 
and recently four of our boxing team were entered in the Middle-Atlantic 
Amateur Association Bouts, A process of elimination was used, and the 
winners of the bouts were claimed champions. Those entered were: Paul 
Longua, liglit-lieaxy weight; George Burns, featherweight; Tommy O'Mal- 
ley, lightweight; and P^rank Pickett, heavyweight. The bouts were held 
at Olympia A. A., Pliiladelphia, on March 28th, and March 30th. Villa- 
nova was fortunate in having two champions. Tommy O'Malley, winning the 
lightweight championship, while Frank Pickett was awarded the heavy- 
Aveight title. Villanova was extremely fortunate in having such men repre- 
sent her in the roped arena, and we extend to them our appreciation. 



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FOR SO.MF/riMK past, the Atlilctic Assi.ciation has coiiitcmplatcd 
sciidiiiii' fortli a Hoxiiin' 'ream, wliicli would represent the ('olh'jj,*' in 
a satisfactory manner. Last year, and the early part of tliis year, 
much interest has been manifested hy the stinU'iits ahuiif the lines ol' inter 
class bouts. This interest was fostered by the .authorities at various times, 
lioxcrs of note in Philadelphia, many of fact of iiiter-riational fame, have 
given exhibitions at Villanova. "^'ounu' .lack O'Brien of Philadel|)liia. who 
has met some of the best in the liuhtweiiiht class, namely Leonard, Tendler. 
and Tiplitz. has i»iven many exhibitions at schciol. .lohiiny .Mealy, brotlier 
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till' stiidfiits by his (•l(\tr hoxiiiii,', Jiiid tlicn- is no douht in our minds that he 
is i'h'\iT, and siiur (ia\ in thi- ntar liitiirc, wc look to .lolinny to give a 
good account ol himself. 

The \'illano\a ( oun 'i' ol' tiie Kniiihts of Colunihns lias cxpcndt'd no 
small ciVort in scciiriiiii' hoiits. for the School. The work has hccn adopted and 
furthered hy the Council in no small decree, and hy its splendid efforts, 
many happy hours have been arranji'i'd. W v take this opjiortunity to express 
our (lec))est a|)))reciation to the Council for its splendid spirit in this work. 

However, not content with class bouts, our early ctTorts li.ave grown, 
and recently four o^ our boxing team were entered in the Middle-Atlantic 
Amateur Association Bouts. A process of elimination was used, and the 
winners of the bouts were claimed champions, 'i'liose entered were: Paul 
Longua. light-hea.xy weight ; (icorgc Hums, featherweight; Tommy O'Mal- 
ley. lightweight; and [''rank Pickett, heavyweight. The bouts were held 
at Olympia A. A.. Philadelphia, on .March 2Hth, and .Mar.-h ;}()tli. ViPa- 
nova was fortunate in having two champions, Tommy O'.Mallcy. winning the 
lightweight championship, while i'rank Pickett was awarded the heavy- 
weight title. \ illano\a was extremely fortunate in having such men rei)re- 
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Thomas O'Malley 



Thomas O'Malley, 1918 National Amateur boxing champion, has re 
cently come into our midst as a member of the Sophomore Class. Tommy 
holds high honors as an amateur boxer. Tommy held the national amateur 
lightweight championship in 1918, won in Boston by defeating Arnold Thorn- 
berry, Pittsburgh district champion, and Sam Mosberg, New York champion, 
who later won the world's championship in the Olympics. In 1920 he was 
captain of the University of Pennsylvania boxing team, and won the Inter- 
collegiate lightweight championship without losing a single bout, stopping 
the majority of his opponents. 

While representing Villanova at the Middle Atlantic Amateur Boxing 
Bouts, he won the light-weight championship by a splendid knockout. We 
wish you luck. Tommy in the future, and hope you knock them all. 




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Frank Prickett 



Frank Pickett, who needs no introduction to the students at 
ViUanova, has recently become a member of the College Boxing Team. 
Frank has for some time past taken an active part in athletics, playing 
guard on the Varsity Squad, and Captained the Basketball Team of '21 -'22. 
which completed a splendid season with a long string of victories. 

Under the careful guidance of Trainer, James Naulty, PVank condition- 
ed well before his entry in the Middle-Atlantic Amateur Bouts, in which he 
won the championship title. His showing at Philadelphia was commended 
highly for he brought credit not alone on himself, but even greater to the 
name of Fair Villanova. 




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Thomas O'Mallfy, 19IS Nationa,! Amateur boxliifz; cliampioii, lias ro 
rcdtly conu' into our midst as a mcmbt'r of" the Sophomore (lass. 'I'ommv 
hohls hiiih honors as ,in amateur l)oxer. 'I'ommv held the national amateur 
I iii-lit weight championship in 15) IS, won in Boston by (lefeatinj>; Arnold Thorii- 
herry, Pittsl)ur<>ii district champion, and Sam .Moshersj;, New York champion, 
who later won the world's championship in the Olympics. In 1 S)'J() he was 
cai)tain of the I'nivirsity of Pennsylvania boxing team, and won the Inter- 
coiHegiate lightweiiiht chami)ionshi]) without losing a single bout, stop))ing 
the majority of his o])poncnts. 

\\'liile representing N'illanova at the Middle Atlantic Amateur lioxing 
IJouts, he won the light-weight ch.-impionshi}) by a splendid knockout. We 
wish vou luck. Tommy in the future, and hope you knock them all. 




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|<"raiik I'icki'tt, wlio lu-t-ds no inlrodiiftioii to tlic stiidtiits .'it 
Villaiiova, has rcct'iitly hfcoinc a lucinhtT ot the Collcj^c- Hoxiiiii 'rtain, 
J-'rank has for soiiu' tinu' past taken an active |)art in athk'tics. playinj;; 
fiiiard on the \'arsity S(|nad, and Captained tlie liaskethall 'I'eani of '21*22. 
which completed a splendid season witli a long string' of victories. 

Under the careful guidanee of 'I'rainer, .lames Naulty, I'rank condition- 
ed well before his entry in the Middle .Atlantic .Amateur Honts, in wliicli he 
won the championship title. His sliowing ;it lMiil.idclplii;i was commended 
highly for he brought credit not ;ilone on iiiinsclf. but even gre.iter to the 
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Did your tackle fall short': 

Did the runner flash by? 

With the score that won the game. 

Did it break your heart when 

You missed the try? 

Did you choke with the hurt and shame? 

If you did your best • - 

Oh, I know the score; I followed you all the way through 

And that is why I am saying. Lad, 

That the best of the fight is the staying. Lad, 

And the best of all games is the playing. Lad 

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Did the runner flash by? 

With ihc score that svon the frame. 

Did it break your heart when 

You missed the try? 

Did you choke nith the hurt and shame? 

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Oh. I know the score: 1 followed you all the wr/v through 

And that is uhy I am savinfi. Lad, 

That the best of the fi^rht is the stayiufi. Lad. 

And the best of all frames is the playing. Lad 

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Dramatics 



DRAMATICS at Villanova have progressed rapidly and we find them 
taking a prominent place with the other activities of the collegr. 
Through the untiring efforts of Father O'Meara, a Dramatic Club 
was organized four years ago, which had for its purpose the continuing of 
the work of producing plays. In order that the students might become in- 
terested, a public speaking class was organized. The work of this class met 
with such success that a series of entertainments were planned for the stu- 
dents. The first attempt of the club came in the form of the drama "Riche- 
lieu." Preparations and rehearsai^s were progressing favorably, and an ad 
mirable cast had been selected, when the work had to be abandoned be- 
cause of the illness of Father O'Meara. The Club could not be deterred 
from its work, however, and the next season the Tenth Annual Minstrel 
Show was presented in the College Auditorium. Like all previous enter- 
tainments of this sort, it was an unqualified success. The chorus of twenty 
male voices was well chosen and gained favorable comment from the audi- 
ence, which packed the auditorium. The end men were at their best and 
kept the audience in good humor throughout the entire performance. The 
Villanova Jazz Band consisting of Messers. Duffy, Jones, Locke, Delabarra 
and Emerton, furnished excellent orchestration for the vocal selections, and 
the dancfe numbers which followed the Minstrel presentation. 

■ • ■• Cast 

Interlocutor Patrick Byrne 

Ends Charles McClernan, 

John Dougherty, John McGuire, Howard Tliornbury, William Cronin, 
Christopher McNally. 

Chorus • . . ..... John Connolly, 

Edward Sheehan, John Donnelly, John Hyson, William Keave, Edward 
Harkins, Kevin Reeves, William King, Edward McKenna, Francis 
Quinn, James Mitchell, Walter Kane, Norman Jones, Joseph Ward, 
Thomas Fox, Ramon Archabala, Bernard Luckett, Patrick McFadden, 
Ramolo Talone, Fredrick Griffin. 



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DRAMATICS ,'it \'illan<)v.'i liavc proiircsscd rapidly aiKl we find tlinn 
taking a proniiiu'iit place with the other acti\itics of t!ic coIK-nt . 
'riiroiiu,li tin- untiring- ciforts of I'atlit r OMcara. ;i Dram.itic Chil) 
was organizfd four years ago, whieh had for its purpose t!ie continuing of 
the work of producing plays. In order that the students might heconie in- 
terested, a public speaking class was organi/ed. The work of this class met 
with such su;"cess that a series of eiitertainments were ])lanm'(l for the stu- 
dents. Tlu> first attempt of the cluh came in the form of the dram;i "Riche- 
lieu. " Preparations and rehearsal's were progressing favorably, and an ad 
niirable cast had been selected, when the work had to be abandoned be- 
cause of the illness of I'ather O'Meara. The Club could net be deterred 
from its work, however, and the next season the Tenth Annual Minstrtl 
Show was ))resented in the College Auditorium. Like all previous enter 
taijiments of this sort, it was an unciualitied success. The chorus of twenty 
ma!e voices was well chosen and gained favorable comment from thi' aiuli- 
eiu'c, which ))a -ked the auditorium. The end men were at their best and 
kept the audience in good humor throughout the entire performance. The 
\'illanova Jazz Hand consisting of .Messers. Duffy, Jones, Locke, Delabarra 
and Knierton, furnished excellent orchestration for the vocal selections, and 
the dance numbers which followed the .Minstrel presentation. 

Cast 

Interlocutor Patrick Ryrne 

KihIs (harles McC'lernan, 

John Dougherty, John Mc(iuirc, Howard Tliornbury. William (ronin. 
Christopher M.-Nally. 

Chorus lolin Connolly. 

Edward Sheelian, .lohn Donnelly, John Ilyson. William Keave, I\dward 
Harkins, Kevin Reeves, William King, L.dward McKenna, I'ratu'is 
Quinn, James Mitchell, Walter Kane, \(^ru,ian .lones. Joseph Ward, 
Thomas Fox, Ramon Archabala. Hernard Luckett, Patrick .Mcl'addeii. 
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The next offering by the Dramatic Club was "The Belle of the 
Campus/' a bright musical comedy with many tuneful melodies which was 
held on April 26, 1921, in the College Auditorium. Too much praise cannot 
be given to Director Fink and the members of the play, because it was pre- 
sented in an admirable fashion. The comedy was humorous throughout, 
and we shall not soon forget those wlio took the female parts. Bill Cronin, 
as Doris, the heroine, played the role almost as well as a professional. We 
now recall "Bat" Ward, whose limbs had to be padded, and everything 
would have been splendid had not the pads shipped. However, the presenta 
tion was the best offered in recent yars. 

Those who took the leading parts were: Howard M. Thornbury, Wil- 
liam P. Cronin, John J. McGuire, Richard J. O'Brien, Pierpont Kaufman, 
Earl Kaufman, T. Kevin Reeves, Charles J. M^Clernan, Francis Carrol Pick- 
ett, George A Crawley and Joseph R. Dooley. 




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THE VILLANOVAN 

OCTOBER 1922 



CONTENTS 



Democracy and Education 



Hon. Jeremiah E. Burke, LL. D. 1 



For You (Poem) - - - ' 
An Appreciation of Robert Burns 

Heedlessness (Poem) 

The Parisian Mirage (Story) 

An Unconstitutional Banana (Story) 

The Eleven (Poem) - " - 



W. OToole 7 
J. G. Brosnan 8 

William J. Meter 10 
Edw. J. Ritson 11 
Edw. J. Ritson 17 

William J. Meter 19 



Editorial 


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College Notes 


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Exchanges 


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Alumni Notes 


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Splinters 


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ORATION— DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION 

By Hon. JEREMIAH E. BURKE, LL. D. 



I — ROYALTY to the Past! The Irish peo- 
I 1^ I pie among many beautiful legends 
I—— -J have this: That the great O'Donog- 
li^^^jflj hue, though he died and was buried 
far from his native land, was brought 
back by angels to home and fatherland, there 
to rest in an unfrequented glen nearby his dear 
Killarney, awaiting the time when his country 
demanding his splendid services, he shall arise 
from the grave and lead his embattled hosts 
once more to victory. 

Strange and fantastic though this legend 
appears, it is nevertheless true. Our great 
ones lead us from the grave. The spirit of the 
past abides with the present and controls the 
destinies of the future. 

And in these stirring post-bellum days of 
restoration and readjustment, the American 
people must not confound reconstruction with 
revolution. We must be loyal to the traditions 
of the past. We must adhere to whatever is 
best in the past, adapt it to the changed condi- 
tions of the present, and in the light of the 
present and the past anticipate the demands 
and the needs of the future. That is states- 
manship and patriotism. 

France broke with the past at the time of the 
French Eevolution. Following Rousseau, the 
precursor, France attempted to reorganize 
everything anew. The old order was over- 
thrown. The revolutionists revised the Gre- 
gorian calendar. They began with the year 
"1." They changed the names of the months 
and of the days of the week. Since the crea- 
tion of the world, seven days had constituted a 
week. According to the Revolutionists the 
week should comprise ten days, based upon a 
decimal system — a desecration against which 
even the beasts of burden uttered protest. 
They overthrew the past, and the logical result 
was the Reign of Terror. 

In nu)re recent times another nation has 
broken with the past. Upon the battlefields of 
Sadowa and Sedan, Prussia sated Avith power 
and greed determined to establish a military 



despotism. The Prussian militarists disregard- 
ed the lessons of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar 
and Napoleon. They would establish an abso- 
lute state. Bismarck proclaimed that the 
schoolmaster was abroad in the land, but the 
schoolmaster was not free. He was an officer 
of the state, obedient to the state, compelled to 
do the bidding of the state. When he should 
teach and how he should teach was prescribed 
]>y the state. All the agencies within the state 
became subservient to the military clique. Grov- 
ernment existed for the favored few. In fifty 
years the thought of the people was distorted 
and malformed in conformity with despotic 
theories. 

The state was apotheosized. The German 
people came to associate Kaiser with deity; 
were led to believe that militarism was a bless- 
ing, that the hands of all the world were raised 
against them, and that Germany was justified 
on patriotic grounds in committing outrageous 
acts of sacrilege and brutality. 

All of this wilful perversion of a people 's 
mental and moral perspective was manifestly 
the result of false education. 

The Fathers of the Republic: The fore- 
fathers of the American Republic did not break 
with the past. They built upon the past. The 
Pilgrim Fathers proclaimed allegiance to the 
past in the covenant to which they subscribed 
in the cabin of the Mayflower, The uprising 
in '76 was an evolution as well as a revolution. 
And when the patriot fathers met at Inde- 
pendence Hall on that immortal Fourth of July 
they declared no newly found principles, but 
they revoiced old truths. They assumed and 
they asserted that all men are created equal; 
not a few men but all men, not a clique or a 
faction, but mankind everywhere. 

This equality proclaimed by the fathers has 
never meant uniformity or similarity. Men 
differ ill personal appearance, in intellectual 
power and in spiritual graces. What the 
fathers meant was that all men are equal before 
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lege and equality of opportunity. It mean:) 
that every human being is entitled to an oppor- 
tunity for development to the utmost of his 
capacity. 

The framers of what Abraham Lincoln used 
to call that ''immortal emblem," the Declara- 
tion of Independence, furthermore specifically 
declared that all men are endowed "with cer- 
tain unalienable rights, that among these are 
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.": 

Endowed by whom ? By a czar, by a kaiser, 
by a party, by a military clique, by an absolute 
state ? No ! The forefathers were very ex- 
plicit. They said, "All men are endowed by 
their Creator with certain unalienable rights." 
These rights, then, are inalienable, irrevocable, 
indefensible, God-given. I cannot forfeit them; 
that would be slavery. I must not usurp them ; 
that would be tyranny. No one can deprive 
me of these rights but the Being who gave 
them to me. No man, no government, no hu- 
man institution can deprive me of my inalien- 
able, God-given rights. 

The Fathers have passed away, but they 
have be(iueathed to us a stewardship, the safe- 
guarding and the perpetuatiofi of the rights 
and privileges which they have transmitted. 
For these blessings we are indebted to all the 
past ; for their preservation and extension we 
are beholden to all the future. We, then, must 
keep faith Avith the past, with the present, and 
with the future. In the world's highest court 
of chancery Ave have been appointed guar- 
dians of these great eternal principles of popu- 
lar sovereignty. This guardianship, this trus- 
teeship, imposes tremendous responsibilities. 
These rights and privileges placed in our keep- 
ing are not ours to use or disuse as we may. 
They are in our custody today in order that we 
may put them at usury so that Avhen the future 
demands an accounting we, worthy of our 
trust, will transmit them to posterity not only 
undiminished but more exalted than Avhen they 
were be(jueathed to us. And as faithful 
stewards Ave must safeguard this glorious heri- 
tage and stand prepared at all times to defend 
it, even at the sacrifice of our lives. 

The Rights of Children: We hear much in 
these later days about. the rights of men — and 
of ..women — and all this is hopeful and com- 
mendable. But there are still too fcAV to pro- 
claim the rights of children. And yet, ehildren 
also possess rights, inalienable and irrevocable. 

It is the right of children and youth to groAv 
and develop; to acquire correct habits, piiy- 
sical, intellectual and sniritual ; and under the 
most competent guidance to be educated to the 



highest possible extent compatible Avith their 
capacities and endowments ; to the end that as 
individuals and as members of society thev 
may occupy those stations in life for Avhich 
they are best qualified by nature and by train- 
ing, and that therein they may discharge duties, 
perform services, and enjoy the blessings of 
liberty, more abundantly than they could in 
any other place or sphere in life. 
V Physical Habits: By the cultivation of cor- 
rect physical habits one prepares for individual 
service. He thereby becomes capable of per- 
forming well his daily tasks ; he may secure 
promotion or preferment ; he experiences the 
bounding joy of health ; he is cheerful and opti- 
mistic ; he enjoys life and the pursuit of legiti- 
mate happiness. "Give us, oh, give us," says 
Garlyle, "the man Avho sings at his work." 

LikcAvise one becomes the better etpiipped 
for patriotic service. Vitality is a national 
asset ; conservation of health is a national re- 
sponsibility. Courage to dare and power to do 
are essentials of personal security and natioiml 
stability. A nation must ha\'e strong men in 
days of peace as Avell as in times of trife. Thei'e 
must ahvays be brave mothers of heroic sons 
and daughters. 

Battles are often Avon upoii playgrounds. 
Here is treasured up that splendid reserve 
[)OAver — those Blucher forces — so indispensable 
to all great achievenu^nts, moral as Avell as 
I)hysical. 

Finally and chiefly, thei'e is a spiritual 
reason for the formation of proper physical 
habits. The body is the tabernacle of the soul, 
and as such should be made a Avorthy habita- 
tion for the indAA^elling of an immortal spirit. 

Intellectual habits are developed in order 
that the iiulividual may possess clarity of 
thought; that he may think straight; that he 
may have intellectual and moral courage; that 
lie may form his oAvn opinions and convictions; 
that he may think dispassionately and arrive at 
independent conclusions; that he may acquire 
the poAver of suspended judgment; that he may 
distinguish Avitli judicial candor betAveen the 
true and the false, betAveen the spurious and 
the genuine ; that he may become a seeker after 
truth, truth in its moral loveliness — and the 
truth shall make him free ! 

Spiritual Habits: Ideas rule the Avorld, but 
ideas must be inspired liy ideals. Things of the 
mind are infinitely more to be treasured than 
things that are material. LikeAvise, the 
spiritual transcends the purely intellectual. 

We are committed in this country because of 
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maintenance and support of a system of non- 
sectarian public schools. This implies that 
within these school rooms there shall be per- 
mitted no partisan, racial or religious propa- 
ganda; that there shall not be introduced the 
tenets of any political party, or of any creed, 
or of any race. These exclusions, however, 
must not preclude the development of spiritual 
habits — the inculcation of great cardinal vir- 
tues such as obedience, industry, sobriety, 
thrift, probity, integrity, reliability, straight- 
forwardness, trustworthiness, incorruptibility. 

.Indeed, the Statute Law of Massachusetts 
is mandatory and unequivocal in its insistence 
upon moral training in our schools. It reads 
as follows: ;;■;:■'■■'. ■".''■■ ■^■■^' ■\-:'-; 

^ "The president, professors and tutors of 
the university at Cambridge and of the several 
colleges, all preceptors and teaeiiers of acad- 
emies and all other instructors of youth shall 
exert their best endeavors to impress on the 
r))inds of children and youth committed to 
their care and instruction the principles of 
piety and justice and a sacred regard for truth, 
love of their country, humanity and universal 
benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, 
chastity, moderation and temperance, and those 
other virtues which are the ornament of human 
society and the basis upon which a republican 
constitution is founded; and they shall en- 
deavor to lead their pupils, as their agss and 
capacities Avill admit, into a clear understand- 
ing of the tendency of the above mentioned 
virtues to preserve and perfect a republican 
constitution and secure the blessings of liberty 
as well as to promote their future happiness, 
and also to point out to them the evil tendency 
of the opposite vices." > ' 

>It is, therefore, the child's right — it is his 
educational heritage — ^to possess these virtues 
as a touchstone to which all his thoughts and 
all his actions may be subjected. If he has 
these qualities deeply imbedded in his heart, if 
he possesses them as a vital part of his very 
being, then he may err for a time and Avander 
far afield, but drawn back inevita])ly will he be 
by an irresistible impulse, by a centripetal 
force, back to safe spiritual anchorage. (Uni- 
troUed by these great spiritual influences, the 
private life of the iiulividual will be safeguard- 
ed and his civic coiuluct assured. The welfare 
of child and the welfare of society, therefore, 
eipuilly denmnds the cultivfition of these inoj'al 
and spiritual virtues. 

But these physical, intellectual and moral 
([ualities are not ac(|uired overniglit. They do 
not come in a morning dream. They do not 



fall into one's idle lap like windfalls from the 
clouds. They are the result of exercise contin- 
uously and persistently repeated and finally be- 
coming automatic, habitual and reflexive. 
There needs to be incessant training in health 
culture, in right thinking and in moral purpose 
at every step in the child's career, from early 
childhood through adolescence into youth. 
Complete and symmetrical education, which is 
the birthright of every American, requires a 
long probationary period. It imperatively de- 
mands that all boys and girls remain in school 
and under the influence of highly competent 
instructors until they are at least sixteen years 
of age, with a part-time attendance upon some 
sort of extension or continuation school for at 
least two years thereafter. Thus there would 
be maintained an impersonal and a legally 
sanctioned stewardship over children and 
youth to protect, defend and direct them dur- 
ing the impressionable years of their minority, 
wherever they may be found, whether at work 
or at play, whether within or without the 
schoolroom. 

Denial of this privilege is to defraud chil- 
dren and youth of their indisputable educa- 
tional heritage. It is to deprive Democracy of 
the fulfillment of its destiny. 

Universal Education: "And also point out 
the evil tendency of the opposite vices," urges 
the statute on moral instruction. ]t is insuffi- 
cient that good habits be inculcated; vicious 
habits must be inhibited. Gladstone in the beau- 
tiful essay which he wrote on his dear friend, 
Henry Hallam, the subject of Tennyson's "In 
jMemoriam," gives expression to an idea which 
hitches in one's mind. Gladstone among other 
things says that the progress of the nineteenth 
century is described by two simple words, — - 
' ' Unhand me. ' ' 

These two words, "unhand me," tell the 
whole story about education. Education — • 
"unhand me" — means the removal, so far as 
possible, of all obstacles, restraints, impedi- 
ments, whether they be physical, intellectual 
(;r spiritual, in order that free, untrammeled, 
all handicaps removed, I may work out my 
complete destiny — temporal and eternal ; that 
as an individual I may enjoy the blessings of 
life, li])erty and the pursuit of happiness aiul 
that moreover, as a citizen I may become social- 
ly competent — a salf-respecting, self-support- 
ing co-worker with my fellows in the life of 
community and (.Commonwealth. 

Nature is not lavish in the distribution of 
her gifts. Nature revels in variability ami 
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another brilliancy of intellect, a third mag- 
nanimity of soul. Rarely are all these gifts the 
possession of any single individual. Nature is 
inhospitable of the superman; she is prodigal 
of the average of the species. ' ' God must love 
the common people," sagely remarked the in- 
comparable Lincoln, ''He creates so many of 
them." 

There are radical differences in all the qual- 
ities that go to make up the normal child. 
Humanely and sanely these differences and 
peculiarities are becoming recognized in the 
life of the school. In place of rigid and uni- 
form courses of study, curricula are being 
modified and reconstructed to satisfy the vary- 
ing aptitudes and capacities of boys and girls, 
of groups of children, all equally deserving, all 
endowed with equality of rights and entitled 
to equality of opportunity. 

Any discussion of plans and purposes is in- 
complete which fails to emphasize the two-fold 
objective of education. Popular education 
subserves a two-fold purpose : It should enable 
every boy and every girl — yes, every man and 
every woman — to rise to the very heights of his 
capabilities and endowments; and then, to be- 
come a citizen of power in the service of the 
Commonwealth. There must be provided in a 
democracy freely and fully equality of oppor- 
tunity for personal improvement and success. 
But that is only one side of the shield. Running 
through all systems of education — like the 
ichor that courses through the veins of the gods 
— must be the throbbing impulse of service. 
Equal opportunity must be afforded every boy 
and girl to develop to the very utmost all his 
capacities and endowments; but when this is 
realized, when these heights are attained, then 
he or she in all humility and gratitude should 
dedicate all his achievements and successes 
not to self-glorification or self-aggrandizement, 
but rather to the service of his fellow-men and 
the welfare of the country. There should come 
into the lives of our future American citizens 
the exalted spirit of the craftsmen of the Mid- 
dle Ages whose souls were in their tasks. And 
M^hatever they constructed — whether it were a 
simple product of metal from the locksmith, or 
the cathedral of many architects with its 
myriads of spires — everything they did was for 
the service of their fellow-men, and for the 
glory of God. 

AH this implies that nation, state, city, town 
— all must unite in furnishing luilimited educa • 
tional, recreational and vocational facilities for 
our children and our youth. There must be 
provided generously normal schools and col- 
leges ; junior colleges ; state universities ; part- 



time schools ; continuation schools ; industrial, 
prevocational and vocational schools; agricul- 
tural schools; textile schools; evening schools; 
Americanization classes; extension and collegi- 
ate courses, to meet the recurrent personal 
needs of innumerable groups of young people. 
We must popularize the school. We must 
make it attractive. We must place it directly in 
the pathways of our boys and girls, as so many 
ladders whereby they may climb upward and 
onward. 

An ambitious and expensive program, I 
hear you protest. My reply is this : Democracy 
is expensive. It has been secured through in- 
finite toil and sacrifice. It has cost the world 
its best blood and treasure. Our greatest na- 
tional assets are first, education — free, univer- 
sal education ; and, second, its resultant — the 
highest possible degree of personal, civic and 
national intelligence and righteousness. 

On the other hnad, democracy's greatest 
national liability is ignorance. Parsimony in 
education means bankruptcy. In education we 
must spend freely that we may save. Educa- 
tion is more |han insurance. It is our assur- 
ance against tomorrow's ills. Intelligent citiz- 
enship is the future's hope. Let us not forget. 
And let us be unyielding and insistent about 
the super-eminence of education in a democ- 
racy.; '■:■■'■■ y::'-:[:;^\ \'-. ■' ':x-'.r,/- .'■■,' 

Contemplate for one moment the cost of the 
world's great war. We are told that in round 
numbers the war cost the nations three hun- 
dred billion dollars. Take all the wealth of 
these United States, realty and personalty, of 
every conceivable kind, and roll it all up into 
one great mass and you will find it estimated 
at about three hundred billion dollars. With- 
out mentioning the ineffable loss of human 
lives, horresco referens, the expense of hte 
great war commensurate with the property 
value of our entire country. And never forget 
this : The war was caused by the ma^terialistic 
philsosaphy and the false education of the lead- 
ers of the Grerman people. 

And realize, further, that all property, 
whether personal or real, is worthless unless 
the people's will has been properly trained to 
respect and safeguard it in days of stress and 
storm. 

Years ago in the Senate of the United States 
while championing the cause of Greece, and 
pleading for her independence, Henry Clay, 
quoting from the eternal law, exclaimed," What 
shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world 
and suffer the loss of his own soul?" Or, "what 
shall it avail a nation to save the whole of a 
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must save our soul at any cost. The soul of 
this nation is ideal education. Let us guard it 
as something sacred. Material things must 
pass away — the soul is for immortality. Our 
heritage is divine ! 

Liberty under Law: "To make a govern- 
ment," says Edmund Burke, in his treaties on 
the French Revolution, "requires no great 
prudence. Settle the seat of power; teach 
obedience ; and the work is done. To give free- 
* dom is still more easy. It is not necessary to 
guide ; it only requires to let go the rein. 

"But to form a free government; that is to 
temper together those opposite elements of lib- 
erty and restraint in one consistent work, re-- 
quires much thought; deep reflection; a sagaci- 
ous, powerful and combining mind." 

Having secured their independence, the 
patriot fathers of the Revolution were con- 
fronted with the sublime task of organizing a 
form of government that should "temper to- 
gether those opposite elements of liberty and 
restraint." And with providential foresight 
they formed and ratified the Constitution of 
the United States which has been tnithfiilh,- 
characterized as "the most remarkable docu- 
ment ever struck off at one time by the ingenu- 
ity of man." 

And in the Preamble to that document these 
nation-builders among other things announced 
that "to insure the blessings of liberty to our- 
selves and our posterity, we do ordain and es- 
tablish this Constitution of the United States," 
The forefather were not only patriots and 
statesmen; they also had the gift of prophecy. 
They foresaw the necessity of safeguarding 
liberty. And the wisdom of the forefathers 
was very soon revaaled. Only a few years after 
the adoption of the Constitution, the French 
Revolution .broke forth. Temples were de- 
stroyed, shrines desecrated, holy places pro- 
faned, all in the name of liberty. In the name 
of liberty, the streets of Paris were crimsoned 
with the purest blood in Europe. The Revolu- 
tionists took the best of the Bourbon Kings and 
led him out to execution. They took Marie 
Antoinette, the friend of America, the friend 
of Benjamin Franklin, tore her from the em- 
braces of her family and gave her to the guillo- 
tine. And then, acme of affrontery and sacri- 
lege, they took a Avoman of the street and, be- 
fore the sacred altar of Notre Dame, they 
crowned her as the goddess of reason and of 
liberty. And across the century comes the cry 
of Madame Roland from the scaffold "Oh, 
Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy 
name !" 

Liberty is not an armed warrior. Liberty 



is a goddess. Liberty is cloistered. Liberty is 
delicate, sensitive, refined. The forefathers, 
therefore, determined to shield liberty and to 
provide her with a champion. And so they 
placed liberty under the protection of law and, 
til us, liberty under law has become an organiz- 
ing principle of our American government. 

But how solicitous were the forefathers ! 
They knew that law might be remiss — that low 
might become neglectful of its trust. 

Accordingly they created three agencies to 
guarantee the proper defence of liberty by law : 

a. Legislative : To give law its creden- 

tials. If law becomes unfaithful then 
a better servant must be substituted 
in its place, 

b. Executive : To give law its mandate : 

To compel law to be more dutiful or 
to rebuke it for non-performance of 
. its duties,,'; ;■:.;;■;:/,:■ ■;;-'.i;^..^ .:•{■;■-;' 

c. Judicial : To revicAV law's qualifica- 

tions and, if necessary, to revoke 
tliem. 

These three distinct constitutional agencies, 
legislative, executive and judicial, are estab- 
lished by the people; they reflect the will of the 
peoj)le. The will of the people, therefore, is the 
supreme law. But all just laws are from a 
source higher than man; they are derived from 
God. Hence our purpose should be to justify 
the expression, "The voice of the people is the 
voice- of God. " , ■ ;'. v; ^/. ■;-■■;;;■ 

These three instruments were fashioned by 
the fathers for making, correcting, amending 
or changing laws. And, so long as law remains 
the reflection of the people's will, to that ex- 
tent it is sacred and to that extent obedience to 
law is liberty. And whoever raises his hands 
against laws properly and justly made and 
against authority duly constituted, such a one 
defies the will of the people and the will of 
God. He is, therefore, a traitor to himself, to 
his fellowman, to his country, and to the Sover- 
eign Lawmaker of the universe. 

To train the will of the people, therefore, 
is the most serious business in a democracy. 
To educate the individual will, to indicate its 
relation to the collective will, and to bring all 
into harmony Avith the Eternal Will, this is a 
task Avell-nigh divine. To train then is to 
govern. The teacher is the true leader. The 
teacher is the real law^ maker. The educator 
is the moulder and the conservator of democra- 
tic society. 

Thus all the forces of the school must be 
directed toAvard the proper development of the 
Avill, to the end that pupils may comprehend 
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of obedience to law; and, furthermore, that 
they may ever regard justly constituted law 
as the blazing' sword that defends the pal- 
ladium of liberty. 

Loyalty to the Past! Permit me in closing 
to express again jny conviction that we must 
not break with the past. Upon this, the natal 
day of the Republic, the birthday of the Decla' 
ration of Independence, we reaffirm our in- 
debtedness to Adams and Hancock and Frank- 
lin and Paine and to all that matchless Spartan 
'band who on July 4, 1776, gave to us our 
Charter of Human Liberties. Likewise, we 
acknowledge our gratitude and our obligatiorj 
to every patriot — every noble soul— who at any 
time, anj'where, raised his voice or struck a 
blow in defence of American Liberty or Ameri- 
can institutions. Thus may we all become 
teachers and educators — training the will of 
the people, clarifying and dignifying public 
opinion, inculcating by example and by pre- 
cept the highest ideals of American citizenship. 

It is said that for three hundred years after 
Thermopylae the children in the schools of 
Greece were taught to recite from memory, 
"by heart," the names of the immortal three 
hundred who fell in defense of the Pass. For 
nearly a hundred and fifty years our children 
have been narrating in our schools the heroic 
deeds of our Revolutionary sires. For more 
than sixty years they have been singing the 
praises of the devoted, valiant boys of '61. 

In later years they have been recounting 
the exploits of those who served so faithfully 
in foreign wars. Now they will add to these 
recitals the splendid achievements of our 
soldier boj's in khaki and our sailor boys in 
blue. With hearts exultant with pride in years 
to come they will tell how cheerfully and eager- 



ly these noble fellows went forth, how mightily 
they triumphed, how they too kept the Pass, 
how in the world's most critical hour they de- 
fended humanity and rescued civilization; and 
finally, how peacefully many are sleeping upon 
the hillsides of Flanders. In legend and story 
these crusaders of ours, also, will be numbered 
among the immortals. A greater honor still — 
they will be beloved of little children. And 
upon the altars of the classroom the fires con- 
secrated to their memory shall be kept blazing: 
in perpetual vigil, fires fed by innocent hands ; 
and these same hands shall grasp the torch and 
pass it onward to successive generations of 
free-born American children, that the fires of 
civil and religious liberty may continue to burn 
ill vnidimmed ^ brilliancy, that an educated 
American democary may continue to be the 
beacon liglit of the world, and that a govern- 
ment of the people, for the people, and by the 
people shall endure. What a splendid ideal- 
ism! What a glorious heritage! May we 
catch its full significance lest the gleams maj" 
vanish, make it a benediction unto ourselves, 
and an inspiration unto all those whose lives 
are in the moudling. 

"Lord of the Universe! shield us and guide us, 
Trusting Thee always, through shadow and 
sun! ,. : , ■.:■■■■,■■ 

Thou hast united its, who shall divide us? 

Keep us, oh keep us, the MANY IN ONE! 

Up with our banner bright, 

Sprinkled with starry light, •- 

Spread its fair emblems from mountain to 

shore, ,, 
While through the sounding sky 
Loud rings the Nation's cry, — 
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Just for you he left the sun dyed standard, 
Lyinji' on the conqueror's rich field, 
Just for you he fac«d the long way homeward. 
Threw aside his golden-ci-ested shield. 

Just foi* you he dared a thousand evils, 
Faced the hatred of a storm wracketl sea; 
Just for you he sleAV Sir James the Baron, 
And set his thousand slaves and serfmen free. 

You, niy dear, can never know the soitow. 
You can never feel the heart wrung pain. 
Which he suffered while he travelled onward, 
Just to be back at your side again. 

Now you've told him that you never loved him. 
Never could, tho time should cease to be, 
Tliis, then, is the laurel which you give him — 
Thorns! To crown his bitter agony! 

l^^jenian's sword could never hurt him deeper; 
A friend he love<l could never pain him more, 
You Avho were his song, his love, his being, 
Crucified him for a idch man's gaudy store. 

Do ycu wonder why a man may murder. 
And leave faith's banner ever after furled? 
You shall know, wiien gold has robbed your 

beauty. 
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Something on the Life and Writings of Robert Burns 



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R\ EALLY great men, great events, great 
epochs, it has been said, grow as we 
I recede from them; and the extent to 
which they grow in the estimate of 
men is a measure of their greatness. 
Tried by this standard Burns must be great 
indeed, for since his death the estimation of his 
genius has been steadily increasing. ■? 

However, to begin at the beginning. Burns' 
father came of a family of gardeners in the 
county of Kincardine, on the east coast of Scot- 
land. When twenty-seven he left his native 
district for the south. On January 25, 1759, his 
eldest son, Robert, was born. He had leased 
some seven acres of land of which he planned 
to make a nursery and a market-garden, and 
built with his own hands the clay cottage now 
known to literary pilgrims as the birthplace of 
Burns. 

In spite of his struggle for a bare subsist- 
ence, the elder Burns had not neglected the 
education of his children. Soon after Robert 
Avas six years old his father joined with a few 
neighbors to engage a young man named John 
Murdock to teach their children in a room in 
the village. This arrangement continued for 
two years, when Murdock being called else- 
where, the father took the task of educating 
his children. The regular instruction was con- 
fined chiefly to the long winter evenings. Hoav- 
ever, quite as important as this was the inter- 
course between father and son as they went 
about their work. Burns' father got a few 
books on theology and astronomy and Stack- 
house's history of the Bible * * * from these 
Robert collected a thorough knowledge of 
ancient history. A relative who was staying 
with them went into a bookseller's to purchase 
a book to teach him to write letters. Luckily, 
in place of the "Complete Letter- Writer," he 
got by mistake a small collection of letters by 
the most eminent writers, with a few sensible 
directions for attaining an easy epistolary style. 
This book Avas to Robert of the greatest conse- 
quence. It inspired him with a strong desire 
to excel in writing. 

His father was ever a man of strict integrity 
and strong temper. But his chief characteris- 
tic was his deep-seated and thoughtful piety. 
Robert, who, amid all his after errors never 
ceased to revere his father's memory, has left 
an immortal portrait of him in "Tlie Cotter's 
Saturday Night," Avhen he describes how "The 
saint, llie father, and the liusband pi'ays. " His 



father was advanced in years before he mar- 
ried, and his wife, Agnes Brown, was much 
younger than himself. She is described as of 
being humble birth, very, sagacious, intelligent 
looks, good manners and an easy address. Like 
her husband she was sincerely religious but of 
a more equable temper, quick to perceive char- 
acter, and Avith a memory stored with old tradi- 
tions, songs, and ballads with which she amused 
lier children. In his outerman the poet resem- 
bled his mother, but in his great mental gifts, if 
inherited at all, must be traced to his father. 

So Burns grew up. The farm his father had 
bought proved a ruinous bargain. Burns work- 
ed very hard, he and his brother Gilbert (the 
two eldest) had to do men's work. But though 
poverty Avas at the door there was warm family 
alit'ection by the fireside. Work was incessant, 
but education AA^as not neglected — rather it Avas 
held as one of the most sacred duties. There 
are fcAV countries in which could at that time 
produced in humble life such a father and 
teacher as William Burns. It seems fitting, 
then, that a country Avhich could rear such men 
among its peasantry should give birth to such 
a poet as Robert Burns to represent them. 

The readings of the household were wide, 
varied, and unceasing. Some one entering the 
house at mealtime found the Avhole family 
seated each AA'ith a spoon in one hand and a 
book in the other. Not only the ordinary 
school books, not only the traditional life of 
Wallace, and other popular books of that sort, 
l)ut the Spectator, odd plays of Shakespeare, 
Pope, Locks on the "Human Understanding," 
Boyle's Lectures, Taylor's "Scripture Doctrine 
of Original Sin," Allan Ramsay's works form- 
ed the staple of their reading. Above all was 
a collection of songs, of which Burns says, 
"This Avas my vade mecum. I poured over 
them driving my cart, or Avalking to labour, 
song by song, verse by verse ; careful noting 
the tune, tender or sublime, from the affection 
and fustian. 1 am convinced I OAve to this 
practice much of my critic craft such as it is." 

At fifteen Burns Avrote his first poem, 
"Handsome Nell." He, himself, speaks of it 
as very silly. Yet simple and artless as it is, 
tliere is in it a touch of grace Avhich bespeaks 
the true poet. This early start in poetry Avas 
inspired by Nelly Kilpatrik. Yet, in spite of 
til is, lie did not produce more than a fcAV pieces 
of permanent value during the next ten years. 
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ing out in his social activities. He attended a 
dancing school (much against his father's 
wishes), and helped' to establish a "Bachelors' 
Club" for debating, and also found time for 
further love affairs. 

Burns was about twenty -five when he took 
up his abode at Mossgiel, where he remained 
four years. Two ..things those years and that 
bare moorland farm Avitnessed — the wreck of 
his hopes as a farmer and the revelation of his 
genius as a poet. His favorite time for composi- 
tion was at the plow. Long years afterward 
his sister, Mrs. Bregg, used to tell how, when 
her brother had gone forth again to field work, 
she would steal up to the garret and search the 
drawer of the table for the verses Robert had 
newly transcribed. It was during these four 
years that he composed "The Cotter's Saturday 
Night." These were hard times, too, the farm 
was unproductive, and Burns must indeed have 
found poetry to be its own reward. 

Burns was a well liked man, and his neigh- 
bors were glad that such a man had come to be 
a dweller in their vale. Yet the ruder country 
lads and the lower peasantry, we are told, look- 
ed upon him not without dread, "least he 
should pickle and preserve them in sarcastic 
song." Once at a gathering when two young 
lads were quarreling. Burns rose up and said, 
"Sit down and — — , or else I'll hang j'ou up 
like potato-bogles in song tomorrow." They 
immediately stopped. 

There is much in Burns' poetry that is thor- 
oughly his own. He brings before us charac- 
ters, situations, moods — which belong to the 
permanent and elemental in our nature. He is 
the poet of the commonplace. Coleridge's 
image of whetting the pebble to bring out its 
color and brillance is particulary apt in the 
case of Burns ; for it was the common if not the 
commonplace that he dealt with, and his work- 
manship made it sparkle like a jewel. 

Too, in that aspect in which he is most 
supreme, the writing of songs, he is a musician 
as well as a poet. Though he made no tunes 
he saved hundreds * * * saved them not merely 
for the antiquary and the connoiseur but for 
the great mass of lover of the sweet and simple 
melody. He saved them by writing for them 
fit and immortal words. It is for this, his song 
writing, most of all that Scotland and the world 
loves Burns. He never, save at the resolute 
entreaty of a scientific musician, sacrificed 
sense for sound. 

Although his verse did not enjoy the great 
tragic tones of Shakespeare, nor the delicate 
and filmy subtleties of Shelly, but nevertheless 



he could utter pathos most intolerably piercing, 
and overwhelming remorse. And his composi- 
tions enjoyed a fresh and inspiring gaity, roist- 
ering mirth, keen irony, and a thousand phases 
of passion. This he did in verse of amazing 
variety — sometimes tender and caressing; 
sometimes rushing like a torrent. 

As heretofore mentioned Burns' long suit 
was his songs. Their beauty is in their com- 
pleteness and not in their extracts. However, I 
may mention a few. In "As Fond Kiss," the 
second stanza of which, according to Sir Walter 
Scott, contains the essence of a thousand love 
songs, is as follows : 

"Had we never loved sae kindly, 
Had we never loved sae blindly. 
Never met — or never parted, 
We had ne'er been broken-hearted." 
And that other type of love song, in which the 
calm depth of long-wedded and happy love 
utters itself, so blithely yet pathetically : 

; "John Anderson, my Jo, John." 

Then for comic humor of courtship, there is — 

"Duncan Gray came here to woo." 
For that contented spirit which, w^hile feeling 
life's troubles, yet keeps "aye a heart aboon 
them a'," we have^ 

"Contented wi' little, and cantie w^i' mair." 

For friendship rooted in the past, there is — 

"Should old acquaintance be forgot." 

For wild and reckless daring, mingled wath a 
dash of finer feeling, there is — 

' ' Macpherson 's Farewell. " 
For patriotic heroism — 

"Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled." 
And lastly but by no means least — a poem that 
utters personal independence, and sturdy self- 
assertive manhood — 

" A man 's a man for a ' that. ' ' 

Burns has found a tone and words for every 
mood of man's heart, he runs the wiiole key- 
board of human emotions. So purified and 
ennobled by Burns, these above songs embody 
human feeling in its most condensed and sweet- 
est essence. They appeal to all ranks, they 
touch all ages. They are the things w^hich 
forms Burns' most enduring claim on the 
world's gratitude. 



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HEEDLESSNESS 

The Aviiid goos singing; over the hillts, 
The mountaineers' fires we burning, 
The twilight into the night is turning, 

The winde goes singing over the hills. 

The wind goes singing over tlie hills. 

The cry of the hounds is sad and weary. 
The rush of their feet is weird and eerie, 

The wind goes singing over the hill. 

The wind goes singing over the hills, 

A watcher stands at the mouth of a glen, 
And dreams till his love is come again, 

The wind goes singing over the hills. 

The w.'nd goes singing over the liills. 
Loud rises the mirth in the castle hall, 
Then sinks, like the billowis rise and fall, 

The wind goes singing over the hills. 

The wind goes singing over the hills, 
Below in a hut a life flame dies. 
In another a babe first opens its eyes, 

The wind goes singing over the hil]s. 



Xt)w dawn's first lainp is seen in the east. 
Hushed is the joy of the castle feast, 
The watcher is gone; the fires are low, 
A life, and a death are over now; 
The wailing cry of the hounds is still, — 
The wind goes singing over the hill. 

— Willy O'Toole. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



11 



A PARISIAN MIRAGE 



T 



HE golden shadows of the sotting siui 
danced in sportive glee on the spires 
and steeples of the French Capital. 
It was the leisure hour. The weary 
,■■■:■■■■■■;. toilers who labored from sunrise to 
sunset were shedding the lethargy of day pre- 
l^aring to spend the interval from sunset to sun- 
rise in the myriad pleasures that beckoned on 
every hand. Sleep? Youth catches that 
whenever it doesn't interfere with agreeable 
diversions. 

In room 142 of the Hotel de Deux Mondes 
pranced exuberant Bernie Manners. "Vive la 
Paris!" "Hooray for the flappers!" he sang 
as he made a minute inspection of his elegant 
suite. 

Bernie in street parlance was a "sharpie." 
A tin horn sport with million dollar ideas and 
an income that was a decidedly weak solution 
of one-half of one per cent. 

He paused at length before the tall pier glass 
niid patted the lapels of his $80 suit affection- 
ately. Surveying his correct reflection he 
smirked complacently and caressed with deft 
fingers the stain on his upper lip. 

Back home in the New York branch of the 
"Utility Nut and Bolt Co." Bernie had been a 
constant source of embarrassment to Lew 
Jones, the overworked office manager. Every 
uninitiated customer that in some mesmeric 
manner managed to elude the clutches of the 
office boy would stalk in through the gate and 
there pause undecided. On his right was 
Jones with a mirror suit that had seen all kinds 
of weather during the last three years. His 
linen visibly soiled and the stubble on his chin 
si^oke eloquently of the mad rush for the 8.15 
rhat took place daily. It Avas a sight that re- 
pelled a stranger. 

Par down the aisle yet visible to all sat the 
elegant Bernie one step removed from the of- 
fice boy. 

Th!e prospective buyer after getting his 
hearings would fix the distraught Jones with 
a stony stare — thai? said "evaporate you triple 
jointed seaweed" and went, straight as a Vol- 
stead agent on parade, to Bernie 's corner. 
That fashionable youth with the airs of a Wall 
Street Grand Panjandrum would wave the 
humbled buyer half disdainfully, half annoyed 
towards the frothing Jones. 

This was a daily occurrence but it always 
drew a smile from an appreciative audience, 
it was only another of life's little jokes. 



liernie was a perennial fount of amusement 
and the object of no little envy. Both sexes 
told him with admiring eyes that he should 
have been a movie StarBand he secretly ))e- 
lieved them. Not that his head was inflated — 
there was too much vacuum for that — but he 
was not unconscious of his attractiveness. 

Then dawned that glorious day when Bernie 
won the movie contest. He had correctly 
identified the pictures of "innumerable stars" 
and he knew their history from Kankakee to 
Hollywood. The prize was a trip to Europe? 
which to Bernie meant merely^Paris. 

The ovation at his departure nearly drove 
Wallie and Rudy to a Brodie. His photograph 
which adorned a goodly portion of the movie 
page did him justice. For twenty-four hours 
he was the only star twinkling in the firma- 
ment. 

This is the reason we find him cavorting in 
Paris with nothing to do but dress up and look 
wise. 

With a final lingering glance in the mirror 
Bernie descended to the lobby. 

Although Americans are numerous in Pai'is 
and excite little attention, Bernie's graceful 
carriage and correctly tailored garments 
caused covert glances that gleamed in(|uisitely: 
Voila ! Another of those fabulously wealthy 
Americans. He probably lighted his mono- 
grammed cigarettes with twenty dollar l)ills 
and tips! — "nom de Dieu. " 

Bernie's appearance in the grill room re- 
sulted in a track meet of the head waiters. The 
smallest one crossed the line a winner and in 
the politest manner imaginable directed Bernie 
to the best table in the room. 

Bernie surveyed his felloAV dinei's with 
amused intolerance. The exuberant Gallic 
gestures, voluble tongues and lavish perfumes 
filled him with a secret contempt. Like most 
transients visiting in a foreign country, he was 
quick to record an unfavorable impression 
hastily judging the many by a few. 

Bernie's roving optics suddenly found a 
harbor. The object of his interest beggars de- 
scription, ■'•v'/ 

Conjure if you can an edition of God's mas- 
terpiece that measured five feet four both ways, 
double chinned, no neck to speak of, as much 
hail' as a cold storage egg and bathed in per- 
fume that cried to heaven for vengeance. He 
was not a Frenchman ; ])ut a cosmopolite in the 
true sense of the tei'm. 



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If Bill Bryan could have seen this speeiraeii 
of the species homo his silver tongue would 
have turned to adhesive plaster. 

Battling desperately Bernie avoided swal- 
lowing the silver bucket at his side and burst 
into tears — of laughter. Seldom is mortal man 
permitted to feast upon such a sight. Bernie 
promptly relegated to a class this nightmare 
and dubbed it "Antro" (poid)^with apologies 
to the animal. 

Cosmopolitan Paris cherished abode of 
Mammon scare smiled. If money talks in 
other corners of the world in Paris it screams. 
The ' ' sparklers ' ' that flashed on Antro 's pudgy 
fingers and ample bosum were power to chain 
tiie hurricanes of disdain to the darkened re- 
cesses of the> caves of cupidity. 

To Bernie 's profound astonishment Antro 
after a deliberate sweep of the room with his 
eyes, came direct to his table and with a sur- 
prisingly graceful bow, said swavely, "I beg a 
dousand pardons, Monsieur, but have I not ze 
hononaire of speak to M. Manners?" Bernie 
gaspingly admitted his patronomyic. His eyes 
expressed his bewilderment. 

Antro 's impassive face masked his thoughts. 
Presently, when he judged Bernie 's curiosity 
to be sufficiently excite he launched his project. 
"Monsieur ees veeseting us because of ze good 
for-tune ees eet not?'' And Ontro smiled in- 
gratiatingly. Bernie searching the other's 
features for some hint of what lurked behind 
that bland mask shrugged his shoulders care- 
lessly. Antro watching him keenly continued, 
"You aire a poor man Monsieur, but you have 
ze bear, ze taste and ze desire of an airistocrat. 
T, also was one time in your position. Hand- 
some ? parbleu ! Zat ees for you and ze stars 
of ze mo-vee ; but I had all — except ze monnaie. 
A man such like I am today became my bene- 
factor. And ze result?" He rested his pudgy 
hands on the table where the precious stones 
gleamed dazzlingly with the reflected light. 

Bernie encouraged him with a nod. Antro 
inclined his shining pate and whispered softly. 
"Monsieur ees a clevaire man. You have need 
of ze monnaie and T have need of you. A few 
small seezarets and you shall have ze chateau at 
Neuilly and ze monnaie ? — Nom de Dieu ! " 

Bernie fascinated by the other's manner 
whispered hoarsely, "And that secret?" 

Antro waved aside the inquiry with a sweep 
of his arm. "Ze time ees yet enough M. Man- 
ners, ze time ees yet enough. In ze meanwhile 
my house ees to you. Dese hotels aire so un- 
com-for-table," he added apologetically. 

Bernie lit a cigarette with unsteady fingers. 
►Slouching as comfortably as i)ossiblc into his 



chair he reviewed the situation with closed 
eyes. If he ignored Antro 's offer — incompre- 
hensible as its entailments were — the utmost he 
could hope for was a month's reprieve from the 
hum drum existence of the daily grind. After 
that month was up God alone knew what means 
lie might resort to, to banish the demon "no 
funds" from his presence. On the other hand 
by embracing Antro 's proposition he would 
be able to bask in affluence for a short while at 
Ifast. 

These thoughts occupied but a few seconds. 
He decided on his course, but having no desire 
to drown Dame Fortune in the maelstrom of 
haste, he appeared to hesitate. 
: Antro, versed in the ways of men, refrained 
from pressing matters. ' ' Tomorrow, Monsieur, 
you will be bettaire able to make ze decision. 
Accord to me ze honnaire of to dine wiz me at 
two o'clock and we shall talk mattaires over," 
And with a gay bow Antro rose and departed. 

Bernie was not permitted much time for re- 
flection. His recent companion, M. Gagnon 
(Antro), was a well-known figure in the butter- 
fly life of Paris. He owned a string of horses, 
several town and country houses, a retinue of 
servants and in short everything that a Euro- 
]>ean plutocrat or nobleman knows so well how 
to maintain, though often at the expense of 
American mushroom, brewery and mouse trap 
kings. 

There had lately been rumors among 
Antro 's intimates that he had a covetous eye 
on the tinkling side of the motion picture in- 
dustry. 

Scarcely had Antro disappeared from Ber- 
nie 's view when one of the head waiters ap- 
proached him and with a bow that threatened 
to crack his brittle neck murmured obsequious- 
ly, in a slight English accent, "Hi beg your 
pawdon Monsieur. Madame du Barry re- 
(|uests the honor of your company.'' And he 
indicated the hostess with his eyes. 

Bernie, glad of a chance for agreeable ac- 
(luaintances, promptly accepted. With the sang- 
froid of a polar iceberg he rose and approached 
his hostess. Whatever misgivings he may have 
had were speedily dissipated by the geniality 
of Madame du Barry, and her visible effort of 
striving to please. He was soon on intimate 
terms with as gay a companion as ever popped 
a cork. 

Tiie gay and light repast was quickly dis- 
posed of. Suggestions as to the remaining 
liours till daylight were next in order. 

Presently the Follies Bergere was proposed 
rnd as nobody voiced any objections tickets 
were procured. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



33 



Bernie was speedily surrounded hy « bevy 
of flappers that would have caused Mack Seu- 
jiett to exercise his occult powers to inveigle 
them into smearing the dotted line. 

Each, eager to secure him as an escort, 
exerted every wile known to mortals to spear 
the r>rize; while Bernie looked on with a know- 
ing smile. 

The Parisian boulevardier calls the type 
"omnivorous ostriches." 

Although Bernie understood scarcely a 
word of the French asprit, he enjoyed himself 
immensely. Pantomime has infinite possibili- 
ties which he employed to advantage. Every 
adventurer of pretensions must of necessity l)e 
a clever actor and possess social accomplish- 
ments in no mean degree. These traits were as 
natural to Bernie as coveting the gilt of his 
more fortunate — as you view it — fellow men. 

After the performance the party repaired to 
the "Galloping Horse" — one of the jazz em- 
poriums that sprinkle Paris like the dots in a 
polka dot cravat. Here Bernie was in his ele- 
ment. He had the grace of a professional Don 
Juan mingled Math the dash of the American 
"lounge lizard." Anybody possessing these 
(qualifications together with actual or supposed 
wealth need not seek popularity in Paris. Ft 
comes to him in a tidal wave. 

The pink fingers of dawn were stretching 
across a pearl grey sky when Bernie tumbled 
wearily into bed with a contented sigii. 

The noon sun peeping through tlie drawn 
curtains found Bernie sprawled lifelessly in an 
arm chair with a huge cake of ice parked on tiie 
sum.mit of a balloon head. Between groans he 
swore as fervently as the last time "nevermore, 
nevermore." '^ 

It was five minutes of two before he de- 
scended to the lobby. 

Antro appeared at the precise hour with a 
Senegambian grin and a checkerboard suit that 
savored of the race track. 

Espying Bernie he gurgled effusively, "Ah, 
Hion ami, ze decision she ees reach, ees she 
not?" And without waiting for a reply he 
patted Bernie on the back like a long-lost 
l»rother and headed for the dining room. 

Over the wine, Bernie, after a period of 
well-stimulated reluctance, consented to An- 
tro 's little game. What it was he knew not, 
but he made a shrewd guess. 

A certain movie magnate of Hollywood and 
New York would have been very much aston- 
ished had some on6 told him that his proposed 
visit to Paris had eventuated. Strange, how- 
ever, as it might have seemed to him, in Paris it 
was an accepted fact. 



Bernie moved his quarters shortly to An- 
tro 's establishment where he was besieged with 
divers invitations from the hosts and hostesses 
of the Parisian beau monde. He resolved to 
drink these ephemeral pleasures to the dregs — 
Avhich do not always lie at the bottom of the 
cup. 

Within an amazingly short time he became 
as familiar to the members of the "hupper 
sukkles" as the Queen of the Follies Bergere. 
His unprecedented winnings at Longchamns 
excited an interested stream of comment. And 
his success in affaires d 'armour soured the 
visage of every dandy in Paris. ^-^^ ;; • ;^^^^^ 

It was only after a month of rapturous and 
entrancing pleasures that Bernie was brought 
back to terra firma with a resounding thud. 

Antro, who chaffed inmatiently at the delay 
in securing the coveted information, summoned 
l^ernie into his study one evening. His usual 
urbanity had given way to a scowling frown. 
"Monsieur," he began in saccharine tones, "eet 
ees make me ze ennui, monsieur." He be- 
ment. You have enjoy the looksury of my 
bootiful home. My monnaie has been your 
monnaie, so to say. And my friends have been 
your friends, if T can say so. And what ees 
eet T receive! SAPRTSTI !. . . .nuzzing. . . . 
zaro! You make me promeese. . .promeese. . . 
and some more promeese ! Nom de Chieu! eet 
ees nmke me e ennui, monsieur." He be- 
gan to get warmed up by his flow of words. 
"You are ze adventurer. .. .a spy. . . .T weel 
make ze arrest for break ze espionach law. 
Sacre tonnere !. . . .nom de Dieu!....r'm not 
excite — T'ln ice" — and Antro rendered inartic- 
idate by a sense of outraged righteousness 
fixed IVrnie Avith bulging eyes waiting for a 
defense. 

l^ernie had been banded out too often to be 
disturbed by this tirade. He calmly lighted a 
cigarette before replying. "Monsieur has not 
the faintest conception of the difficult task 
which he has given me. The plans of the 
coloro camera are impossible to secure. 1 have 
spent countless hours experimenting and en- 
deavoring to reproduce these plans from mem- 
ory ; but so far T have met only failure. FAIL- 
TiRPj, Monsieur; Do you realize what that 
means to me? 1 will tell you. All these beau- 
tiful things — and here Bernie swept the ele- 
gantly furnished room with comprehensive eyes 
— will ])e forever lost to me. In fact all that 
life iiolds dear for a spendthrift Avill be swept 
flway by poverty. POVERTY, that hideous 
demon that respects neither the hovel of the 
mendicant nor the palace of the king, that 



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THE VILLANOVAN 



drives the aristotrat to the money lender and 
miserable devils, such as I, to seek the solace 
of oblivions waters. Ah, monsieur, I beg of 
you to be patient. If you wish to gather riches 
you must not destroy all by haste." 

Antro sniffed contemptuously, but never- 
theless compromised.*'! geeve you two 
weeks, monsieur, but not one min-ute longer. 
p]ef you dough not dough something — ze gool. 
With a wave of his hand Antro terminated the 
interview. 

Bernie left the room struggling between 
anger and laughter. He didn't know whether 
to tweak the insect's nose or to laugh into his 
face with the frankness of a free born Amer- 
ican who had had the star spangled banner for- 
swaddling clothes. 

Bernie, to the chagrin of several insistent 
friends, repaired to his rooms following the 
grave, yet ludicrous, talk with Antro. He was 
cornered and what was infinitely worse he 
] ealized it. He paced the floor restlessly 
searching for an easy way out of the difficulty 
but as is often the case no solution presented 
itself. 

Wishing to ease his mind for a few moments, 
Bernie picked up an edition of a New York 
jjaper which was lying on a table. Unfolding 
it he read casually. By some freak of chance a 
small item tucked away in the corner of an 
inside page attracted his eye. PROBLEM OF 
COLOR IN MOTION PICTURES SOLVED. 
Bernie read it twice before its import dawned 
on his muddled senses. Then he let out a roar 
that brought his valet in on the run with a glass 
of Scotch in one hand and smelling salts in the 
other. Bernie fell limply on the bed. "Well 
I '11 be sizzled, fried and double blistered ! " He 
was at a loss whether to curse himself as a 
l^iobald ass or to laugh at the absurdity of it all. 

Antro 's little plan was now as transparent 
as the waters of a limpid lake. Piecing odds 
and ends together Bernie reviewed the whole 
affair amusedly. 

C. Randolph Manners, the chief lieutenant 
of Gregory Holmes, the inventor of the color- 
ing which was predicted to revolutionize the 
motion picture industry had intended to sail on 
the Imperator the same date that he (Bernie) 
had sailed. But for some reason C. Randolph's 
reservations had been cancelled at the last 
minute,. This had passed unnoticed by the 
Argus-eyed reporters. 

Antro, who had at about this time become 
interested financially in the movies, had read 
or been informed of the millions awaiting the 
man who succeeded in introducing natural 
color into motion pictures. Learning also of 



the expected arrival of C. Randolph Manners in 
Paris he had laid his plans accordingly. Due to 
the unreliability of newspaper photographers 
Antro had mistaken Bernie — who looked some- 
what like C. Randolph — for C. Randolph, ft 
was a natural mistake which anyone might 
have made under the circumstances. 

It was all childishly simple now. But to 
think of the efforts he had made to stave Antro 
off! It was more than ludicrous. It was inane. 
And all the time he had been stuffing Antro 
Avith hokum about an imaginary camera ! 

"Oh, boy! I sure need a guardian after 
that. Senator Dum and Representative Dummer 
are solons compared to me." And Bernie re- 
lieved the bewildered Pierre, the valet, of both 
the Scotch and the smelling salts. 

Pierre left the room grinning broadly and 
describing significant circles with his hand in 
The region of his cerebrum. 

Now that Bernie knew what lay ahead of 
him he hit the pace "on all six." Two weeks 
is an amazingly short period in some instances 
and just what those instances were Bernie 
knew better than his own name. 

His round of pleasures had been a gay and 
almost uninterrupted whirlwind which had no 
other affect than to whet his appetite for more 
of those ephemeral artificialities which ordi- 
narily lay far beyond the reach of his milk and 
water bank account. 

He played the race tracks, cabarets and 
affaires d 'amour like a plunger on the stock 
market who, seeing the end in sight, risks all 
for a final delicious thrill. 

Despite Bernie 's mad pursuit of pleasure 
he had time to visit the offices of the Franco- 
American Steamship Line one morning long 
before the usual time for business. As he 
emerged some hours later a close observer 
would have noticed a buoyancy of spirits and 
a light carefree step that bespoke of something 
well done. 

Bernie 's alloted two weeks fled by like the 
enchanted minutes granted to Cinderella be- 
fore the stroke of twelve. Ilis cup of pleasure 
Avas brimming over but in a short time its con- 
tents would evaporate into thin air. 

On the last night of the two weeks in which 
Bernie was to have produced the coveted secret 
he observed a peculiar ugliness about Antro's 
visage that worried him not a little in spite of 
the trump which he held up his sleeve. 

He said nothing, however, but conducted 
himself as usual, humming snatches of the lat- 
est dance hit as if there was nothing to do but 
to enjoy himself. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



15 



As he was ascending the staircase to dress 
for dinner he noticed two strangers standing 
in the hallway. They returned his glance with 
interest and he felt a vague sense of irritation 
at the manner in which they sized him up. He 
thought no more of them till dinner. 

As he entered the dining room a short while 
later he almost collided with Antro, who was 
talking earnestly and in low tones with the two 
fellows Bernie had seen a short while pre- 
viously in the hall. 

Antro introduced them perfunctorily. 
l^ernie thought it odd at the time that Antro 
didn't mention their names. 

During the course of the meal Antro was 
his usual suave self. He talked volubly about 
the races and other light topics and laughed 
immoderately at 'his own jests. The strangers 
said little. Bernie, sensing the constrained at- 
mosphere, ate with little relish and answered 
Antro in monosyllables. 

At the conclusion of the meal Antro touched 
Bernie on the arm and whispered that he would 
like to talk to him in the study. 

Antro appeared to be the incarnation of 
geniality. Lighting an enormous cigar he said 
lightly, ' ' There is something, yet, already....no ? 
Pairhaps not, eh? Well, eef not, eef ees ver' 
easy that something happens, no? For our 
muchul benefit eet ees bettaire that you have 
sometheeng. Well?' ' ^ . ' 

Bernie lacked some of his accustomed poise, 
but his wits were still on duty. ''Yes, mon- 
sieur, I confidently promise you that you will 
be surprised in the morning. I intend to work 
all night on the completion of the plans. If I 
do not deliver them as I agreed, then you may 
do as you wish. Pardon me, then, monsieur, I 
must not lose any time." 

Bernie bounded up the staircase to his room 
like an antelope, but once inside the door he 
lost a great deal of his energy. He did not in- 
tend to work on any plans — for he had none^ 
except those that related to a clean getaway. 

He packed a small handbag with his most 
valuable possessions and prepared everything 
for a hasty departure. Taking an envelope 
from an inside pocket he regarded it with a 
smile. 

Now the tedious wait for the proper hour. 
He passed the time as best he coulci, striving to 
drown his impatience. What an eternity it 
seemed before the clock struck two ! 

But Bernie had not been idle from dinnci' 
time till the present. He had observed a man 
concealed in the shrubbery al)out the grounds 
whom he recognized as one of the two strangers 
who had been at dinner. The other he had 



seen several times as he went from his suite to 
the bathroom. He knew he was being watched 
and he proceeded with caution. 

Bernie realized that it was impossible to 
escape through the house unless the fellow on 
guard was asleep — which was improbable. His 
only chance then was to climb out on the roof 
and let himself down by some means. It was a 
drop of twenty feet which, while not in itself 
very dangerous, was almost certain to attract 
attention.. ■ ; ■• . ;-'--;;- ^ r^:l.:/ ■■':::■■:■'■[: 

His only chance was an old but yet effective 
ruse. Donning a dark traveling coat and cap 
he grabbed his bag and climbed out on the 
roof. He could see the glow of a cigarette 
below. 

In his hand was a round object that resem- 
bled a miniature bomb. He threw it in the gen- 
eral direction of the tiny spark. It made a 
faint thud as it struck the ground. The man 
on guard sensing rather than hearing the in- 
distinct sound, moved towards the spot where 
the bomb had been thrown. Bernie, straining 
his ears and eyes, presently heard a heavier and 
duller sound as of a drugged man falling to the 
ground. He chuckled with satisfaction. He 
picked up his bag and with a heave sent it into 
the darkness. It fell in the soft loam at the 
head of the garden and made scarcely a sound. 
Bernie then crawled cautiously to the furthei*- 
est corner of the building. Clutching the edge 
of the roof he wound his legs around a pillar 
of the portico and slid to the ground. It was 
but the work of an instant. Treading noise- 
lessly, he approached the drugged guard. The 
chemical fumes of the missile had overpowered 
him and he lay on his back with staring eyes 
upturned to the sky. 

Bernie raised him in his arms and carrying 
him to the far side of the house propped him 
against the building in a sitting position. 

The gentle breeze had carried away all trace 
of the drug and the fellow was beginning to 
revive. 

Running softly across the grass Bernie re- 
covered his handl3ag and sprinted through the 
garden. 

A few blocks beyond the house he caught a 
tramp taxi and drove to the Latin quarter. 
; The drugged guard returned to conscious- 
ness a half hour later. He gazed about him in 
bewilderment. Trying to pierce his memory 
lie could not recall the manner in which he had 
(evidently dozed ott'. He muttered a soft curse, 
adding something about fools, though none the 
wi«:er as to what had befallen him. 

It was noon the next day before Antro de- 



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eided he would pay Bernie a visit to see how 
things wore progressing. 

Tile two private detectives he had hired had 
assured him earlier in the day that Bernie had 
not stirred from his room. As further indis- 
puta))le evidence they had pointed to the light 
which still shone wanly from l^ernie's suite. 

Antro had no misgivings then as he mount- 
ed the stairs and knocked at Bernie 's door. 
There Avas no response. He knocked again. 
Still no answer. Becoming impatient he turned 
the knob and found the door locked. This 
nettled him further and he pounded with his 
fists on the panels. Not a sound other than his 
heavy breathing disturbed the stillness. With 
an angry imprecation he drew a ring of keys 
from liis pocket and selected one. Opening the 
door he burst into the room. The bird had 
flown. 

With a hoarse bellow he sunmioned the serv- 
ants and the detectives. In a few minutes the 
room was jammed. 

It was one of the detectives that supplied a 



clue. Under the bed he found an empty envel- 
ope. In the upper left hand corner was print- 
ed : C. P. 0. S. STEAMSHIP CO. 

Like a flash Antro thought of the outgoing 
boats. His highest powered car was called into 
service. From the schedule he had in his hand 
the Mauretania was due to sail for Hoboken at 
12.80. It was now 12.25. It was almost im- 
possible to reach the dock in time. 

It Avas 12.32 by Antro 's watch as he hove in 
sight of the docks. The gang plank of the 
Mauretania had been drawn in and she was 
commencing to slip from her moorings, 

He rushed like a madman to the end of the 
pier gesticulating and pulling his hair— but in 
vain. 

Bernie, looking on from the rear deck, stood 
convulsed with merriment. Laughing whole- 
heartedly he threw mocking kisses at Antro. 
; Antro, seeing the uselessness of rage, smiled 
like the good sport he Avas and muttered to him- 
self, "Thank heaven, I've got my shirt." 




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AN UNCONSTipiIONAL BANANA 



THIS is the story of a banana. A very 
curious banana. To all outward ap- 
pearances it was merely a common, 
every-day fruit such as may be seen 
on any pushcart in the city. Yet 
withal it had an independence altogether unfit- 
ting its social station. It did not associate with 
the other bananas, but remained aloof. It was 
detached from its fellows and stood (figur- 
atively speaking) on its own feet. That is, it 
was propped up against a remote corner of the 
cart all by its lonesome. 

Now Tony Gigoletti was the owner of this 
banana and he had a reason for its segregation. 
In short, it Was spoiled. And Tony, being a 
reader of the "Good Book," heeded its warn- 
ing and took no chances on contaminating the 
rest of his bananas. 

Underneath the shining yellow coat of 
Tony 's independent banana Fate lay concealed. 
Fate itself is a term worthy of consideration. 
It may mean several things and again it may 
only mean one^which happens to be the case 
ill this instance. 

Why or how Officer 'Toole happened to be 
strolling jauntly by at this particular moment 
will always remain a mystery. And why this 
particular officer happened to cast his eye on 
Tony's particular banana can only be account- 
ed for by chance. 

"When Tony beheld 'Toole's swaggering 
figure, he, like all venders, l^egan to feel 
vaguely uneasy about his wares. He crouched 
closer to his cart as if to hide his merchandise 
from O'Toole's ravenous eyes. 

Now Officer O 'Toole Avas not a man to be 
denied. As was evidenced by his conquest of 
Bridget Mulligan when that self-willed damsel 
had had the pick of the force from Pat Ahearn 
to Mike Shaughnessey. And Bridget's appeal 
to him had been through his stomach. ''For 
hadn't she worked for de swellest ginks on 
Madison avenue? And hadn't she given de 
swellest handouts?" As O'Toole's appetite 
had led to his entering the matrimonial yoke 
(did somebody in the rear say "downfall") so 
now it led to further, and one might say deeper, 
difficulties. Verily, man's stomach is the seat 
of all trouble. 

'Toole had a weakness for bananas. He 
like them fried, stewed or raw. In fact, in any 
manner, shape or form. But he was especially 



fond of them raw and eaten with a grain of 
salt, as Dr. Copeland advises. But Tony's 
fateful banana should have been taken more 
seriously than with a grain of salt. 

However that may be. Officer 'Toole an- 
chored alongside of Tony's humble vehicle and 
barked from the northeast corner of his mouth. 
"Say, Cull, hand over that banana!" What 
else could Tony do but obey? 

O'Toole peeled the fruit carelessly, his eyes 
fastened on an object just hovering into sight. 
It was one of Tony's fellow countrymen vend- 
ing "hot dogs." Now, if there was anything 
that Officer O'Toole liked better than bananas 
it was hot dogs. Is it any wonder then that he 
failed to notice the ease with which Tony's 
spoiled banana slid down his throat? 

Tony reached home that night, tired but 
happy. He had sold all his bananas. The 
jingling coins in his pocket brought an eager 
light into his black eyes and tinged his sallow 
cheeks with a trace of color. He emptied the 
contents of his packet upon a rickety and 
wretched table. Together with Maria, his 
wife, and Angelo, the young "babino," he pain- 
fully counted the day's proceeds. An even ten 
dollars. With a hysterical sob of joy Tony 
embraced his wife and child. It was many a 
long day since Fortune had been so kind. The 
babino eould now get a hair cut and Maria 
could purchase that bright red shawl which she 
liad admired so much. And Angelo 's pinched 
little face would once more fill out with nour- 
ishing spaghetti and redolent garlic which 
"maka bigga stronga man." 

In the 'Toole domicile a far different 
scene was being enacted. Officer O'Toole had 
just slammed the door — and his greater half 
came near treating him the same. But she re- 
frained, for O'Toole was a sick man. Any- 
body could see that hot dogs and bananas don 't 
agree. O'Toole had staged the bout and con- 
trary to expectations had been knocked for an 
elongated row of hospital cots. Now Mrs. 
O'Toole was a soft-hearted soul and she has- 
tened to bring the hot water bottle, mustard 
plasters, corn cure and whatever else happened 
to be in the medicine chest. O'Toole was not 
too far gone to see the deadly array of "sure 
cures" that was lined up two rows deep before 
liiin. And slowly his gray matter began to 



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evolve and gradually a startling thought 
flashed into full view. He had been poisoned; 
ptoniained by Tony's independent banana. 
Now let us examine the process by which 
O'Toole arrived at this conclusion. Well, he 
had only eaten two things — hot dogs and ba- 
nanas 01', rather, a banana. 'Most everyone 
knows that hot dogs are better than bananas or 
one banana anyway. And being better, they 
naturally wouldn't turn Bolshevik — especially 
when fortified Avith a goodly portion of mus- 
tard. And furthermore, it wasn't hot dogs 
that he could taste from time to time, but a 
banana — Tony's spoiled, independent banana. 

With a whoop of rage, O'Toole leaped up 
and started for the police station. He ex- 
])lained matters to the lieutenant. As a conse- 
(jueiice, Tony received a summons to appear in 
court at nine o'clock the following morning, 
Tony was on hand bright and early, long before 
it was time for his case to be tried. There was 
something pathetic in his timii manner and 
worried countenance. He had not the faintest 
idea of his offense. But he didn't have long to 
wait for enlightenment. At precisely nine his 
name was called. The presiding judge queried 
crisply, "Did you sell Officer O'Toole a rotten 
banana ? " " No ! No ! signor ; he ask ; I geeve 
lieem. " "Ten dollars tine for contempt of a 
guardian of the law — and revocation of li- 
cense." Next case. 

Tony wrung his hands despairingly. "Ten 
doll ! " the hard earned proceeds of an unusually 
profitable day. Surely this was most unjust. 
Yet what could he do? Nothing but grin and 
bear it. 



He walked heavily and dazedly home. No 
license and little money. How could he pro- 
vide for Maria and the babino? It was a 
hard world. Work was not to be had. He be- 
came desperate. One day he ventured forth at 
dusk with his cart and bananas. Business , 
picked up briskly. All but the last bunch was 
sold when Tony saw the familiar blue-coated 
figure approach. With an inward squeak of 
fright, Tony hastened to get his cart away. 
But O'Toole was too quick for him. He 
stretched forth a detaining hand. "Not so 
fast, little one, not so fast.'' 'Toole's himgry 
eyes roamed over the cart. There was only one 
bunch discernible. . . .no. . . .what Avas that over 
in the corner almost obscured by the darkness.' 
Yes. . . .it was an independent banana. With- 
out a word O'Toole reached over and picked 
up the fruit. He held it up to the light of a 
store window and, apparently satisfied, began 
to peel the shining skin. There were no liot 
dogs to distract his attention. How it tickled 
his palate ! Plow little there was in one banana. 
He looked at the remaining bunch. His stom- 
ach cried out in hunger. . . .in protest at having 
to wait for this delicious substance. O 'Toole 's 
hand went deep down into his pocket. He 
pulled forth a bill and, passing it to Tony, 
picked up the last bunch. As he walked away 
he said over his shoulder, " I'll see you get your 
five and license in the morning," Tony un- 
folded the bill in his hand. It was a V spot, 
A light like the flush of dawn spread over his 
face. "I like deese United State. It inaka 
geeve a man vot you call heesa chance." 

— EDW. J. RITSON. 




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THE ELEVEN 

Thru the muck and the slush they ploug^hed their way, 
Grim and defiant, to win the day, 
The cold wind bit like a keen-edged knife, 
But they would not flinch in the gfruelling strife, 
The Eleven. 

They bored thru tackle and they ran the ends. 

They kicked and they passed ; and their hoarse-voiced friends 

Out on the benches cheered and yelled, 

For Alma Mater, and victory spelled 
For the Eleven. 

With backs to the wall and a yard to go, 
They fought with a frenzy and held them so, 
They shattered the line at every play, 
Nor are tigers more fierce when brought to bay. 

Yes, it's mighty fine to be in the stand, 

And yell and cheer ; it sure is grand. 

But when you're out on the field and play 

With a face that's bloody and smeared with clay, 

With legs that ache and with wind that's gone. 
Then you know what it means to fight on, and ON, 
When your mind is dazed and you can't think right, 
And all you know is to fight, and FIGHT ! 

But, oh, the joy of a game that's won, 
Tho they're tired and weary, every one, 
They forget their aches and they're mighty glad 
They did their best and gave all they had. 

But to lose a game is to live in hell, 
And each cheer sounds like a tolling knell 
Of all their hopes; Yes, it's grand to win, 
But to lose a game is worse than sin. 

Then here's to the men that fight for the school. 

Who uphold her honor and give her fame, 

Cheer them each one of you, if you're a man 

You'll back them up whenever you can. 

Since they're there, and they're square and they play the game. 

■■■■;^:r'- ■'?■■'■■■. ,-::'^-'--w. J. M.:V:/,: 



THE VILLANOVAN 

Published Bi-monthly by the Students of Villanova College 



Vol. VII 



OCTOBER, 1922 



No. 1 



EDITORIAL BOARD 

Editor- bi-Cliief 
JAMES K. LANAHAN, '23 

Assistant Editors 
THEODORE RIEMEL, '24 WILLIAM J. METER, '25 



Alumni Motes 
THEODORE REIMEL, '24 

Athletic J^otes 
DENNIS A. O'NEILL, 24 



College Motes 

WILLIAM SHEEHAN, '25 

Splinters 
EDW. J. RITSON, '25 



Circulation Manager 
JAMES J. DALY, '24 

Assistants 
WILLIAM CRONIN, '24 
HERMAN O'BRIEN, '24 
JOHN F. COMOLLY, '24 



E.vhanges 
WALTER M. RIORDAN, '24 

JOHN L. McHUGH, '26 
WILLIAM C. A. HENRY, '25 

Faculty Director 
Rev. JOSEPH E. HYSON, A. M., O. S. A. 

BUSINESS STAFF 

Business Manager 
THOMAS McINTYRE, '23 

Advertising Manager 
PHILIP HOLLAND, '25 

Assistants 
HENRY GRIFFITH, '26 WALTER KANE, '26 

JOSEPH McGUINN, '26 HAROLD WALKER, '25 

JOHN McGONIGLE, '26 



EDITORIAL 



WITH the advent of the new school year, 
the college boasts of the largest enroll- 
ment in its history. How far that 
history is responsible for this condi- 
tion we may judge by looking in ret- 
rospect upon the character and ideals of the 
directors of the institution from its first small 
beginning down to the present day. Instituted 
under the most adverse circumstances and 
forced to overcome almost unparalleled impedi- 
ments, Villanova stands today a living monu- 
ment to tliose who gave so much that it might 
flourish and an impelling inspiration to those 
into whose care its future has been intrusted. 

To the man of vision, familiar with Villa- 
nova, its traditions and its work, a crux seems 
to have arrived in the affairs of the institution. 
Ak the individual must strive through years of 
preparation before ho is able to attain his do- 
sired end, so, too, Villanova, after groat hard- 



ships and vicissitudes, is at the cross roads of 
its career. The stake of the future is even 
greater than the achievements of the past. The 
type of men who made Villanova still exists 
with us today and we are confident that its 
impression will be felt in the long years of op- 
portunity^ and achievement, that lie before our 
Alma Mater. 

If Villanova is to fill its highest destinies, 
the co-operation of both student body and 
faculty is highly essential^ Without this co- 
operation the efforts of onPparty, without the 
aid of the other, would be as vain as the break- 
ing waves on a rock-bound coast. If we are to 
accomplish our aim, then we must fan the flame 
of college spirit by our attitude and by our ef- 
forts into a great life, which will illumine the 
crnol and tortuous path, which both individual 
and institution must traverse during the course 

of existence. 



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There is a natural tendency among all per- 
sons to form their first opinion- from outward 
appearances. A true college spirit consists not 
only in internal spirit, but also in the external 
expression of that sentiment. Wo, at Villa- 
nova, have many things of M^hich we may be 
justly proud. Villanova has a campus which 
admittedly is a joy and a delight. Visitors are 
unanimous in declaring that it almost beggars 
description. And yet frequently we must 
apologize for its slovenly and unkempt appear- 
ance. Empty bottles, tobacco cans, old shoes. 
lend neither color nor tone to the landscape. 
Nor are newspapers and half-smoked cigarettes 
scattered in profusion about the entrances in 
keeping with the dignity of an institution of 
higher learning. The "out the windoAV nuis- 
ance" could readily be eradicated if we Avould 
use the least bit of care in disposing of those 
articles for which we have no further use. For 
our temerity in suggesting that the students 
forego the exercise of their inalienable privil- 
eges of carelessness, thoughtlessness and indif- ' 
ference, we plead as our excuse the apprecia- ; 
tion of the charm and beauty of Villanova. 

College spirit must be displayed in our rela- 
tions both with our fellow students and those 
outside the college with whom we come in con- 
tact. Often the first year man at college, and 
unfortunately some of the upper-classmen, are 
inclined to mistake boisterous and unraanlj^ 
conduct for the accepted conduct of college 
students. This is in all probability due to a 
grossly mistaken idea of college life, such as 
may be gleaned from those misleading fictions 
written by authors whose sphere of acquaint- 
ance with any college is limited to the occasion- 
al observance of some college or other 
in the throes of great exuberance over some 
important victory in the field of sports. We 
must remember that rowdyism away from home 
is even more inexcusable than in a place Avhere 
we are known. For, in college we are not 



judged by our character when we associate 
Avith strangers, but rather by the conduct in 
which we manifest that character. Our re- 
sponsibility extends beyond any personal feel- 
ing in the matter, as we must realize that we 
have at stake the good name of a great institu- 
tion, whose reputation can be no greater than 
its students choose to make it, both in their 
college relations and in their contact with the 
world. 

A college is judged to a great extent by the 
support it tenders its teams, Villanova may 
well be proud of the spirit that has always 
animated its athletes. Even under the most 
adverse circumstances when fickle fortune gave 
no encouragement, they have risen to great 
heights, inspired by the hope of greater glory 
for their Alma Mater, It seems to us that such 
a spirit is deserving of greater support on the 
part of the student body, than has hitherto 
been given. Neither circumstances nor in- 
clement weather should deter loyal students 
from supporting their teams. 

We hope that our remarks will not be taken 
as either sarcastic or criticizing, but rather in 
the sense of suggestion. Our purpose is solely 
to effect the realization of the tremendous im- 
portance of our life at college. Upon it de- 
pends much of the future. It is here that our 
embryonic tendencies are either developed or 
redirected. If we do not properly mould our 
character now, it is almost useless to hope that 
Ave AAdll do so in the future. Aside from this we 
oAve a great deal to Villanova, Her traditions 
have stood the test of time in all the sublimity 
of their virtue. Upon us she has showered the 
accrued heritage of nearly a century, there- 
fore it is incumbent upon us to carry on, for 
Villanova, those great Avorks of culture and 
learning, so that Ave may repay to our Alma 
Mater the debt Ave OAve to this, the school of 
great tradition. 

Editor — James Kent Lenahan, 



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1923 CLASS 

The Class of '23 re-organized October 1, 
1922, and the officers elected for the coming 
year were viz : 

Matthew J. Lynch, President, 

Hugh V. McGeehan, Vice President. 

A. E. Cook, Secretary, 

C. B. Laughlin, Treasurer. 

Unity characteristic of the class was the 
theme of the address of Rev. G. A. O'Meara, 0. 
S. A., ex-vice president of Villanova, The 
Reverand portrayed in glowing colors the past 
achievements of the class of '23, and in his 
words "The present Senior Class is the best 
today of men by far than any who have enter- 
ed Villanova in my career as an official and I 
feel confident that although they have done 
more for their Alma Mater than any other or- 
ganization was related to this institution, that 
this the crowning year of their study at Villa- 
nova will also be their crowning of all their 
whole works and that Villanova will always 
hold dear the memorv of one body — the class 
of '23. 



D. A. O'Neill, of Norristown, a student in 
the School of Journalism, has recently been ap- 
pointed as sporting editor for The Norristown 
Times. This promotion of one of our students 
speaks highly of the character of the course 
and the instruction received. Journalism is a 
coming field and for such a young start Villa- 
nova is steadily placing itself among the ranks 
of the best institutions for the study of this 
work. The "Villanovan" takes this opportun- 
ity to congratulate Denny and wish him suc- 
cess in his new position. 



Among the recent visitors on the campus 
were Fred Lear, '17, and J. L. Hogan, '18. 
Lear, commonly known to the base ball world 
as "King," is now with the Milwaukee Club 
and at present ranks as third best slugger in 



the league. Hogan officiated as referee for 
the third Army Corp game. He is at present 
with Waterbury team of the Eastern League 
playing third base. 



The old dormitory is a thing of the past; 
the respected old place will no more be a source 
of trouble for the prefects who were obliged to 
call for help many times in order to remove 
the beds and clothing from the pipes running 
through. The room has been remodeled and 
will be used as a Biological Dissecting and Mic- 
roscopic Laboratories. The equipment has al- 
read}'^ been installed and classes havealready 
been assigned to work. These Labs, are under 
the direction of Father Michael Hopkins, 0. S. 
A., and are to be used in connection with the 
Pre-Medical society. 



The social season at the College will be for- 
mally ushered in at the college the evening of 
November 7, 1922. On this date there has 
been arranged a euchre and dance for the bene- 
fit of the Athletic Association. The affair is 
under the direction of Rev. R.P. Fink, 0. S. A,, 
who so capably managed last j^ear's euchre, 
and with his corps of assistants there will be 
no doubt as to the success of the affair. 

The dance committee is under the direction 
of Francis Pickett, and already arrangements 
have been made with one of Philadelphia's 
leading orchestras to furnish the music. 

Father Fink has chosen as chairman one 
who is well known in college activities. In the 
choice of Prof. Charles A. McGeehan the suc- 
cess of the euchre is already certain. It is a 
consideration at Villanova that what Prof. 
McGeehan takes care of goes through. 

All old patrons and friends are cordially 
invited, as we wish to make this aft'air a grand 
reiuiion of old and new acquaintances. 



The minute that the world series game was 



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called because of darkness the students at Villa- 
nova were wondering whether or not Langlois 
was kidding them. H. M. Langolis, '23, director 
of the Radio room, made arrangements for the 
report, plaj^ by play for the students here. He 
also has the football scores every Saturday. 
The radio room is in charge of Rev. Francis A. 
Rafferty, 0. S. A., and H. M. Langlois, '23, is 
at present director. It is one of the best equip- 
' ped stations in this vicinity and Fr. Rafferty 
plans for a still larger one. He plans to have a 
casting station and already construction has 
been started on it. Two 100 ft. radio towers 
have arrived and are now on the grounds. 
These are to be attached to the aerial in a 
course of two or three weeks. 

It is the plan of the managers to establish 
weekly concerts and a regular reception of 
news for the entire student body in a few 
months. 



stood that no new members will be solicited 
until after the new year. 



FEDERAL BOARD 

A good indication of the high standard at 
Villanova is the selection by the Government as 
a school for training its disabled veterans. The 
unusual number of Federal board students at 
Villanova this year far outnumber any previous 
registration. To these men in appreciation of 
what they did for us a few years previous, we 
are offering the best that Villanova can give. 



PHI KAPPA PI 



The first regular meeting of Phi Kappa Pi 
was held October 3 and the following new 
officers were elected : 

President, C. J. McNally, '23. 

Secretary, H. M. Langlois, '23. 

Treasurer, L. V. Devine, '23. 

Serg. at Arms, J. E. McLaren, '24. 

Under this new administration plans for a 
banner year have been found and the members 
are entering into the work with a great deal 
of enthusiasm. It has always been the policy 
of the society to study further engineering- 
topics and this custom will be retained. Presi- 
dent McNalh^ has already made arrangements 
with many of the leading industrial plants in 
the near vicinity for visits from the members. 
These visits will convey a great deal of knowl- 
edge to the student which cannot be conveyed 
in the class room. Another interesting feature 
is a series of monthly lectures given by well 
known engineers, the first of which Avas ad- 
dressed by Mr. Leo Devine oji Fridav evening, 
October 13th. Mr. Devine's thesis, ""The De- 
velopment of the Wireless Telephone," was 
highly applauded by the audience. It is under- 



HOBBLE-GOBBLE 



"Freshmen, j^ou are now being initiated 
into the order of Hobble-Gobble." 

Is there any old grad or undergraduate that 
these words do not still send a thrill running 
through their veins when they went through. 

The Hobble-Gobble this year was considered 
one of the best for a number of years. Under 
the direction of Supreme Director James 
Lananhan, '23, the upper class men administer- 
ed the secret rights to the class of 1926. After 
administering the ritual in the auditorium the 
candidates clad in night apparel were hastily- 
gathered on the campus. Here they were 
served with Karo ala head followed by chicken 
feathers and other unpalatable commodities. 
They were then lead to Bryn Mawr via Lincoln 
Highway. Bryn Mawr peacefully sleeping at 
first thought that she had become the target 
of the Ku Klux but soon realized that it was a 
college initiation. Here the candidates present- 
ed a sorry spectacle Avhile the spectators were 
highly amused over the plight of the poor un- 
fortunates. As an old Philosopher said, "It is 
an ill wind that blows no good," and this oc- 
casion brought no exception, for many orators 
and operatic stars were discovered. Much 
amusement was afforded for every one present 
and despite restriction the initiation proved a 
vast success. After the ceremonies the candi- 
dates were addressed by the Supreme Chief and 
allowed to depart. 



LAWRENCE CLUB 

The Lawrence Club, of Villanova, is again 
active in the college life, and it has already 
elected new oft'icers. This all goes to show 
that you can't keep good men down even if 
they are from New England. There are tAvo 
annual events which are of great interest to 
the natives of the town on the Spiket. These 
events are the annual mill strike and the an- 
nual ball of the Lawrence Club, of Villanova. 
The date set for the ball, as far as can be 
obtained from the members, is in late Decem- 
ber, provided the janitor of the town hall has 
it dusted by that time. The committee chosen 
to make arrangements for the dance is Francis 
Duggan, '23; Walter Griffin, '24; Nicholas 
Young, '25, and Michael Murphy, ex-24. Many 
well known Villanova graduates and students 
have been invited. 

The club this year, although having lost 
eleven members, has gained nine and is in 



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hopes to swell its membership before New 
Year. The following officers were chosen : 
President, C. McNally; Vice President, Walter 
Riordan ; Secretary, James Walsh, '24, and 
Treasurer, James Griffin. '25. 



SOPHS 

The class of 1925 at the beginning of the 
scholastic year elected the following members 
as of£ieer&: : : yy , :-'v'!i^'V-:^: ■,;:;■ ^;;:fe 

President, Frank Youngfleish. ^ .y^'y^yy.y ■;^/.r' ■■;■■.' ':- 

Vice-President, D, George Casey. ^^^^ ; ; ■/ 

Treasurer, Stephen A. Coffey. 

Secretary, Philip McNeills. 

The class later obtained the Freshman caps 
and issued them to the new class. They are of 
a very attractive design and present a pleasing 
appearance to them while being worn by the 
Freshies. The class gave its co-operation in 
the annual Hobble-Gobble with great enthus- 
iasm. 



CAMPUS LIGHTS 



During the last school year it was impossible 
to tell whether the students returning to their 
rooms after permission were violating the 
Eighteenth Amendment or whether they were 
merely grouping their way in the dark. To 
remedy this, new lights have been installed on 
the campus, which not only aid the late arrivals 
but also present a pleasing spectacle when 
illuminated. Watch out, fellows, there is no 
reason why vou cannot walk straight now. 



REC. ROOM 



The entire student body is looking forward 
to the re-opening of the recreation room. The 
room is now undergoing extensive repairs and 
will be ready for occupancy in about two 
weeks. The Messrs Cronin and Blanchfield are 
to assume management, and under their capable 
guidance the students will be assured a room 
in which they will happily spend many leisure 
hours. 



CRATTY 



The Colby College Notes in the Portland 
(Me.) Herald contained an article of interest 
of a former student here. It reads, "Bernard 
Cratty is fast rounding into excellent shape 
and by all appearance should pla.y a great game 
against the Providence Bear Saturday. He is 
one of the most aggressive centers in the state 
and his appearance in the line Avill surely in- 
fuse fight into the team." Cratty was one of 
the chosen few to obtain the Varsity ''V" on 



last year's squad. To him the "Villanovan' 
extends congratulation on his success. 



The Junior class has chosen for its officers 
for the year the following members: 

President, Wm. J. O'Donnell. 

Vice President, J. T. Jorden. 

Secretary, J. B. McLaren. 

Treasurer, J. B. Dempsey. 

The class is noAv making plans for a dance 
to be held in the near future. According to 
custom designs for class rings were submitted 
and a committee appoijited to look after that 
matter. 



BELLE-AIR BALL 

On November 28, tlie Belle-Aire Ball will be 
held in Alumni Hall. The event will be charac- 
teri:ied by all that is socially desirable. The 
Seniors who are responsible for the aft'air have 
promised that tliis festivitiy wiiich will be in 
the nature of a dinner-dance, shall prove to be 
the foundation of a movement that will be car- 
ried on by every other senior class in years to 
come. It is their hope that the event in future 
years shall be the means of bringing together 
the Alumni and students and aid in developing 
a fraternal spirit between them. v 



DELTA PI EPSILON FRATERNITY 

The first meeting of the Delta Pi Epsilon 
Fraternity was held on the first Monday of 
October. 

The meeting was called primarily for the 
election of oft'icers for the coming year. Jo- 
seph Kenny presided as temporary chairman. 

The result of the election was as follows: 

President, Dennis A. O'Neill, '24. 

Vice-President, Joseph F. Kenny, '25. 

Treasurer, Thomas J. McLoughlin, '25. 

Secretary, William S. Henry, '25. 

Sergeant-at-Arms, John B. Sayres, '25. 

An amendment to the Constitution was 
passed which was that each Charter Member 
may admit one new member. A committee was 
also appointed to make arrangements for the 
initiation of new members. 

The Delta Pi Epsilon lias various plans afoot 
for the coming year. Many social events of im- 
portance have been planned, and considering 



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the vim and enthusiasm with whicli the frater- 
nity carried off the events of last year, the suc- 
cess of these plans seems assured. Among nu- 
merous other things a dance is being contem- 
plated for the benefit of the Athletic Associa- 
tion. 

^^ W the basketball season so close at 
hand the members of the Fraternity are na- 
turally reminded of the Inter-fraternity basket- 
ball league. The splendid showing made by the 
Delta Pi Epsilon team of last year is well 
known to the student body. This year, how- 
ever, that record will be shattered and an oven 
better one will replace it. 



In scholastic and athletic aft'airs the Delta 
Pi Epsilon is well represented, fifteen mem- 
bers of this Frat being members of the varsity 
football squad. Six out of nine men on last 
year's varsity basketball squad were members 
of the Delta Pi Epsilon. 

On the whole, the outlook for the coming 
year is a very satisfying one and all are striving 
to do their utmost to make it a banner j^ear. 
For by upholding the Fraternity the school is 
consequently upheld, and a good Frat can do 
more to bring the school before the public than 
any other organization. 




THE graduates of Villanova College, 
members of the Alumni, seem to be 
busied too much with their affairs at 
their homes and offices to the total 
neglect of letting their brother alumni 
know of their whereabouts and successes. 

It probably does not appeal to some of the 
alumni that their former school chums are in- 
terested in them, more so than they were in 
their college days and note with intense inter- 
est any report which may appear in this 
medium concerning them. Others might intend 
to send a note to this department regarding 
themselves or others of the alumni, but always 
"put it off" till some other time and the con- 
sequence is that they fail to send a single word 
to the Alumni Department of the Villanovan. 

Villanova numbers among her graduates 
many successful and prominent men, and it is 
the regret of the Editor of the Alumni Depart- 
ment that its graduates do not keep in touch 
with former classmates and school chums 
through this medium set aside for their use. 

We earnestly solicit and will appreciate cor- 
respondence from every alumnus. 



Rev. George A. O'Meara, former vice-presi- 
dent of Villanova College, is now headmaster 
of the Preparatory School at Malvern, Pa. 



Paul Stokes, ex- '23, and John A. Quinn, ex- 
'24 have entered St. Bonaventure 's College. 



Charles P. Gaffney, ex- '24, has accepted a 
position with a construction company, which is 
erecting one of the largest power plants in the 
countr}', at Foxburg, Pa. 



Francis Duggan, ex '23, is an assistant en- 
gineer for the Turner Construction Company 
at Lawrence, Mass. 



Michael Murphy, 
Medical School. 



'22, has entered Tuft's 



Robert M. Evans, ex '24, has entered Boston 
College where he intends finishing his college 
course. We expect to see "Bob" as editor of 
the "Stylus" before he receives his baccalaure- 
ate degree. ,"-;-■■;■■.;;■■;■-''■/,.:■ 



John and Edward McDonald, '22, have en- 



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tered Joffcrson Medical Collejye. We are cer- 
tain that their exceptional adaptability to 
study will earn honors for them at "Jeff", as 
it has at Villanova. 



Rev. C M. Driscoll, Assistant Generar of 
the Order, sailed for Rome on September 19th. 



Much publicity has been given Fr. O'Reilly, 
pastor of St. Mary's Church, Lawrence, Mass., 
by the Lawrence newspapers. AVe wish to con- 
gratulate Fr. O'Reilly on his successful career 
as a priest of the Order. 



ORDINATION 

Rev. Caleb J. Vaughan, ex '19, was ordained 
to the ])riestho()d on Juiu^ 10th, last, in the 
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception a,t 
Albany, N. Y., bv the Rt. Rev. Edmund F. Gib- 
])ons, b. D. 

Fr. Vaug'han celebrated his first Solemn 
Mass on the following day at St. Michael's 
(^hurch in Troy. 

After leaving Villanova, Fr. Vaughan enter- 
ed the seminary at Niag'ara Universit}'. He is 
now stationed as curate at St. Anthony's 
Church in Albany. 

To the newly ordained priest, the Villa- 
novan extends its hearty "ad Multos Annos, 
ad majorem Dei gloriam." 
: Roy Bowman, of Lawrence, Mass., who was 
a sergeant in the Villanova S. A. T. C. unit, has 
been elected captain of this year's football 
team at Niagara University. It will be remem- 
bered that Roy played as quarterback on the 
Blue and White eleven in 1918. 



Georg'e E. Clatfev, ex '21, is now a member 
of the firm of Claffe'y & Claffey, Brokers, with 
offices in New York and Washing-ton. \ 



Edward A. McKenna, ex '23, is now a 
student at St. Bonaventure's College. 



John J. Hans, '19, and James E. King, '19, 
will be ordained at St. Bonaventure's Seminary 
this year. 



CONGRATULATIONS 

The Villanovan extends its congratulations 
to Wm. A. Strauch, '15, on his admission to the 
Bar of the District of Columbia. Mr. Strauch 
has opened an office in Washington for the 
])ractice of the laAV of patents, trade-marks, 
copyrights and unfair competition. 

The report has been bruited about these 



precincts that ground shall be soon broken for 
a new Dormitory Building'. We don't like to 
kill a good story, so we Avill tell another. Some 
years ag'o, during' the latter part of May, two 
highly respected members of our Faculty were 
most carefully measuring distances on the site 
of the Old Barn. A youngster, who had been 
at Villanova but a short time, was a deeply 
interested spectator. Unable to restrain his 
curiosity any longer, he finall}' asked, "What's 
the idea ? " "The new Gym, ' ' was the answer. 
Breathless, he sought his older companions to 
break the glad news. "Say, fellows, Ave 're going 
1() have a new G^'m." "How^'^a get that way?" 
Avas the cruel retort. "Why, a Professor just 
told me; they're doAvn there noAV measuring it." 
"Oh don't mind that, they do that every May 
to fool us into coming back." 
'/The "Coop" is no more. Most inelegant 
language, to be sure, but to the boy of twenty 
years ago and to the boy of 1920, that is just 
Avhat it Avas, the "Coop." No more shall the 
Solitary Sentinel some-times, on busy nights; 
there Avere three or four patrol his lonely beat; 
no more shall the silence of the night be pierced 
by raucous shouts; no more shall students. 
])articular]y the ncAv ones, learn that even the 
most stolid and staid beds could not be trusted: 
no more shall inanimate objects suddenly ac- 
quire the poAver to fly. Oh, hoAV the mighty 
have fallen. What Avas once the habitat of the 
Wildest, noAV shelters harmless Guinea pigs and 
homeless cats. The Dormitory, alias "Coop", 
has become the Biogolical Laboratorj'. 

O ■''■■: 

THE FRESHMEN ENTERTAINMENT 

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 11th, the 
Freshman Class of 1926, held its first entertain- 
ment of the year. 

A fine program Avas arranged in Avhich the 
Freshmen uncovered some high class talent. 
THE PROGRAM 

Clog Dance McHenry Bros. 

Piano Selection Ken Cooke 

The Kid's Last Fight Sam Bond 

Song Quinn and Boland 

A Couple of Dark Ones Hogan and Fay 

Violin Selection Kist Thum 

Reginald and Percy McHugh and McGuinn 

x\t 7.45 p. m. the orchestra started the pro- 
gram by playing a fcAV selections Avhich Avere 
appreciated by the audience. Promptly at 8 
P. M. the curtain Avas raised and the McHenry 
Bros. eiit<'rtained Avith a ]U)velty clog dance 
and song. Next in order came Ken Cooke, the 
"PaderAviski" of the Freshman Class, AA'ho 
rendered a fcAV piano selections. After this 



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Sam Bond gave a recitation, entitled, ''The 
Kid's Last Fig'ht." The next nnmber was a 
song by Mr. Boland, accompanied by Mr. 
Quinn. Then came Hogan and Fay, giving the 
audience many a laugh with their "Darky" 
performance. Kist Thum, "Kreisler's nearest 
rival," held the audience spell-bound with his 
selections on the violin. The biggest hit of tho 
evening came in the final inimber of the pro- 
gram, when McHugh and McGuinn appeared 
as Reginald and Percy. They very nearly caused 
Ihe whole audience to go into hysterics with 
their comic songs and dances. Father Driscoll 
was then called upon to give a few remarks, 
which he did in his usual splendid maimer. He 
ventured to say the performance was one of the 
very best ever given b}' a Freshman class at 
Villanova College. 

The entertainment as a whole was a splen- 
did success considering that the arrangements 
Avere completed in less than a week's tim(!. 
Much credit must be given to the members of 
the entertainment committee, who so ably pei*- 
formed their task. Stage manager, Joe Mc- 
Guinn, and musical director Kist Thum are 
deserving of special mention. 



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AN article appeared in one of the lead- 
ing Philadelphia papers recently which 
was of interest to a good many Villa- 
nova students. This article conveyed 
to the people the fact that students 
from the University of Michigan Avere deter- 
mined to walk to Columbus, nearly 200 miles 
aAvay, to see a football game. Villanova spirit 
and nerve will go our friends from Michigan 
one better. Over forty students attended the 
Holy Cross game at Worcester, nearly 850 miles 
away, and in limited time at that. The trips 
Avere made in a period of four days, many leav- 
ing for their destination Thursday and arriv- 
ing late Sunday' night or early Monday morn- 
ing. The trip was made for the greater part 
by obtaining rides from passing automobiles or 
trucks. The boys praised the Avillingness of the 
drivers on the way. Through this column 
they Avish to express their thanks to the Holy 
Cross executives and students in the treatment 
ihey received. It Avas duly appreciated and 
students from the up-country institution may 
be assured of a Avelcome at Y. N. 



LAMBA KAPPA DELTA 

The first regnlai* meeting of the ]jand)a 
Kap])a Delta (Pre-medical) fraternity Avas 
held at the beginning of the school year and the 
folloAving officers Avere elected: 



President, Joseph Gallagher, '25. 

Vice President, Eugene Kenendy, '25. 

Secretary, Philip McNeils, '25. 
: Treasurer, Hugh McFadden, '25. 
, Serg. at Arms, Thomas Lynch, '25. 

OAving to the unusually large Freshman 
class the candidates Avere voted upon and in- 
stalled in a later meeting. The initiation was 
one of the most successful ever held and a large 
class of candidates received the fraternal de- 
grees Avith much violence. The initiation com- 
mittee, Ave understand, Avas in charge of Dick 
O'Brien, '24, and Avhenever Dick performs any- 
thing we knoAV that it is bound to be merry. 
After much abuse and displeasure the candi- 
dates were banqueted and fully admitted to 
the circle of LK D. 

Tiie fraternity has placed a football team 
upon the campus under the direction of Fr. 
Donovan, 0. S. A. Their ability has not as yet 
been determined but they have informed us 
that the team is Avilling to play any class, 
fraternity of club team on the campus regard- 
less of size. Sounds Avell, doesn't it? Hugh 
McFadden, '25, has been appointed manager 
and is Avilling to arrange games at any time. 



^ KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 

At the first regular meeting of Villanova 
Council, No. 2288, the folloAving officers were 
installed for the year : 

Grand Knight, MatthcAV Lynch, '23. 

Dept. Grand Knight, Harold Blanchfield, '23 

Chancellor, Rev. G. A. O'Mara, 0. S. A. 

Recorder, Philip Holland, '25. 

Financial Sec'y, Walter Riordan, '24. 

Treasurer, Charles Laughlin, '23. 

Chaplain, F. A. Driscoll, O. S. A. 

Advocate, Gerald Mumford, '23. 

Warden, C. Joseph McNally, '23. ::: 

Inside Guard, John Dora, '25. 

Outside Guard,Wm. Polaski, '24. - ; 

Trustee, James Fitzgerald, '12. 

After a fcAA Avords from the retiring Grand 
Knight, Prof. Chas. McGeehan, Mr. Lynch Avas 
installed. Prof. McGeehan emphasized the need 
of a better spirit behind the Council here, point- 
ing out the fact of its remarkable growth. He 
asked that each man bring into the order one 
candidate and still retain the slogan of "Every 
Villanova man a Knight. ' ' Recalling the grand 
ball of last Avinter he maintained that the 
Knights Avere the greatest boosters of the social 
spirit of \'illanova. ^ 

The Council inclndes among its many plans 
a drive for new menibers, and a minstrel shoAV 
to be presented in the college auditorium on 
November 20. : * 



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H. y. McGeelian has been appointed Ath- 
letic Director and the Council has already 
started organizing a basketball team to repre- 
sent it in the tri-council league of Philadelphia. 



FACULTY CHANGES ^ 

On our return to school at the opening of 
the college year we noted with regret the 
absence of two familiar faces : Fr, 'Meara and 
Vr. Martel. Fr. 'Meara, Vice President, and 
Professor of English Language and Literature 
iiad been transferred to Malvern to help in the 
pioneer Avork of founding the new preparatory 
school. Fr. Martel, assistant professor of 
Chemestry, had been transferred to Santa 
Diego, Calif., to engage in a like work. Fr. 
'Meara will always be remembered for his 
unremitting and diligent zeal for all things 
^'illanovan and for the kindly interest and 
Fatherly care for all those who came under 
his charge. With the transfer of Fr. Martel 
Villanova loses not only an efficient teacher 
but one of its most interested friends. To 
both Fr. 'Meara and Fr. Martel the Villa- 
iiovan, while expressing regret at their change, 
extends to them its most hearty wishes for 
success in their new field of endeavor. 



Mingled with regret at the loss of Fr. 
'Meara and Fr. Martel came a pleasure of 
seeing once more in our midst the Rev. John P. 
Maguire transferred to Villanova from St. 
Augustine's College, Havana, Cuba. Fr. Ma- 
guire will be remembered by the old boys from 
his days as Prefect in the College. His experi- 
ence and his intimate knowledge of college 
men and college life well fit him for his new 
duties as Vice-President. The Villanovan ex- 
tends to him its heartiest congratulations. 

The Villanovan notes with pleasure the 
transfer of Fr. Donovan to the faculty of Villa- 
Jiova. 

The Villanovan extends its best wishes also 
to the following Augustinians who have been 
transferred to other fields of labor: 

Fr. Sylvester Martin to St. Rita's College 
High School, Chicago, 111. 

Fr. Francis Casey to St. Augustine's Col- 
lege, Havana, Cuba. 

Fr. Joseph Heney to St. Augustine's Col- 
lege, Havana, Cuba. 

Fr. William Sheedy to St. Nicholas' Pre- 
paratory Seminary, Staten Island, New York. 

Fr. Francis O 'Bryan to St. Nicholas' Pre- 
paratory Seminary, Staten Island, New York. 




f J. I CTIVITIES of an athletic nature seem 
I >tV I to be keeping apace with the general 
l ^^ ^l trend of progressiveness shown around 
I8IKS1 Villanova this academic year. When 
^^^^ the students of the school returned to 
their favorite haunts this year, a rare and un- 
common spectacle greeted them. Every after- 
noon for three weeks prior to the opening of 
the school year, about sixty candidates could 
be seen on the campus striving for places on the 
varsity football team. 

During the summer months the officials of 
our institution, realizing the value received 
from athletic teams, extended every effort to 



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raise Villanova where she rightfully belongs 
in the collegiate realm of sports. 

Allie Miller, a former Penn captain and a 
football strategist of the first water, who coach- 
ed the Blue and White squad last year with 
much success, was re-engaged with Lou Little, 
another Penn luminary, and Ed McGrady, a 
member of the Villanova varsity of other 
years, as assistants. 

The caliber of the coaching staff' this year 
speaks volumes for the efforts of the college of- 
ficials to raise Villanova to greater peaks in 
college sports. 

The schedule as compiled by Manager Mc- 



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Capt. "Bill" Croiiin 



liityre is one ol tlie stro]i<>'('st attem])ted l)y n 
Blue and White squad in inauy years. The 
one outstanding feature of tlie sehedule, as ar- 
ranged, is the re-appearance of Holy (^ross on 
the list after an absence of nearly twenty 
years. 

Boston College, ajiotlier Catholic college 
rival, who gained much success in the gridiron 
world, also appears on the schedule. In addi- 
tion to their efforts of raising Villanova ath- 
letic teams the officials have gone a step 
farther; for the first time in the history of the 
school four games are carded for the home 
campus. It is the intention of the officials to 
develop the A^illanova campus as a home 
grounds in order to give the students and the 
many friends of the team an opportunity of see- 
ing the team in action. Heretofore games 
were scheduled for away from home, with the 
result that any students who wished to see the 
team in battle had to tak(! long trips, which 
necessitated a huge outlay of moiu'y. 

William P. Croiiin, callable quarterback of 
the team, is this year's captain. The schedule 



as arranged l)y Manager Mclntyre is as fol- 
lows : 

Sept. ;U) — Univ. of West Maryland at home. 
Oct. 7 — Third Army Corps at home. 
Oct. 14— Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass. 
' ■ Oct. 21 -Catiiolic U. at home. 

Oct. 28— Gettysburg at York, Pa. 

Nov. 4— Boston College at Boston, Mass. 

Nov. 11 — Muhlenberg at Allentown. 

Nov. 18— Mt. St. Mary's at Emmitsburg, Md. 

Nov. 25 — I)u(iuesne at home. 
In order to have wiiuiing athletic teams, 
the hearty co-operation of the students and 
alumni is absolutely necessary, for without that 
moral support, that is essential to college ath- 
letic teams, the squads of Villanova cannot 
hope for success. The officials of the school 
are doing their utmost in raising Villanova to 
her rightful position in the collegiate athletic 
world. Lets get together, talk athletics, do 
everything humanely possible in helping the 
team along to success. Lend your moral sup- 
port. If the team happens to lose a game or 
two, give them the same glad hand and show 
the same interest as if it had defeated the best 
in the country. Anyone can be with a winner 
but it takes a mighty good man to fight 
with his back against the wall. It will be a 
long and hard road along to success, but it 
can be reached. We are out to place Villa- 
nova in the athletic sun. Let's go. 

Villanova 15, West. Maryland 0. 

Villanova opened the 1922 football sea- 
son rather auspiciously on Sept. 30, when the 
strong University of Western Maryland was 
crushed by the Blue and White squad by a 15 
to score. 

The game was very slow and at no time did 
our gridmen measure up to the form they 
showed in practice. The interference for both 
teams was extremely poor, but thanks to the 
strong defense made by Pickett, Greely and 
Cunjak on the line for the Blue and White, the 
Marylanders were unable to score. 

Neither team scored in the first quarter 
and both sides were content to punt throughout 
the entire period of play. 

The first score of the game was made at the 
end of the second quarter, when Sirdevan boot- 
ed a drop kick from the 30-yard line. 

Longua kicked off after Sirdevan 's drop 
kick and the Blue and White carried the ball 
through to the 10-yard line after O'Brien had 
recovered a fumble. Then O'Brien took it over, 
receiving a forward from Sirdevan. Sirdevan 
failed in the try for the extra point. 

From tlie third (luarter to the end our 



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II. \'. M('(l(M'li;iii luis been n|')|)(>iiit('(i Alli- 
jclic Dircclor iiiid llic Council luis alrcfidy 
stMi'tcd ()r^<iiiiziii<:' a l)Hskt'tl)Mll tcciin to rc^prc- 
sciil it ill llic t i'i-(M)uiicil l('a<zu(' of IMiihulclpliia. 



FACULTY CHANGES 

On (»iir rcluni lo scIkioI al llic ()p('iiiii<i of 
the college year \V(> noted with i'('<zr('t llic 
alisciicc of 1 wo familiar faces : Fr. O'Aleara and 
Vv. Mai'lei. Fr. O'Mcara. \'icc Pi-esideiit, and 
Professor of Fiij^lisli Laniiuaji'c and Litcraliifc 
had hecii t ransfei'red to Malvei'ii to licl]) in llic 
pioncci' work of foimdiii>i' the new pi-eparatory 
school. Fv. Mai'tel. assistant pi'ofessor of 
(*lieinestr\'. had heeii 1 ransforred lo Santa 
Die^'o. Calif., to eii,ua«z(' in a like work. I^'r. 
O'Meara will always he i-ciiieinhci-ed for his 
iiiirei!iittin<i' and dili<:<'iit /eal for all things 
A'illanovan ainl for the kindly interest and 
Fatherly care for all those who came under 
his charge. With the transfer of Vv. .Martel 
\'illaiiova loses not only an efficient teacher 
hut one of its most interested friends. To 
hoth Fr. O'Meara and Fr. Martel the X'illa- 
iiovaii, while expressino' i-('<>'re1 at their chanjic. 
extends to them its most hearty wishes for 
success in their new field of endeavoi-. 



Minjiled with regret at the loss of Fr. 
O'Meai'a and 1^'r. Martel came a pleasure of 
seeing' once moi-e in oiir midst tlie Rev. fJohn P. 
Mauuire t raiisferi'ed to \'ilIanova from St.; 
Augustine's ('olle;i'e. Havana, Cuba. Fr. Ma- 
•iuire will be i-emembered by the old boys from 
his (lays as Prefect in the CoUe^'e. His experi- 
ence and his intimate knowled^'e of college 
men and colleo'c life well fit him for liis new 
duties as \'ice-Presi(b'ii1 . 'flic \'illaiiovaii ex- 
tends to him its heartiest congratulations. 
iTiie A'illanovan notes with pleasure tlio 
transfer of Fr. Donovan to the faculty of N'illa- 
novri. 

The \'illaiiovaii extends its best wishes ^dso 
to the following August iniaiis who have been 
transferred to other fields of labor: l! ' ;> 

Fi-. Sylvester Mai'tin to St. Rita's College 
High School, Chicago, III. 

Fi-. Francis Casey to St. Augustine's Col- 
lege, Havana. ( 'uba. 

Fr. -Joseph Ileiiey to St. Augustine's Col- 
lege, lla\'aiia. Cuba. 

Fr. William Sheedy to St. Nicholas' Pre- 
paratory Seminary. Stateii Island, New ^'()rk. 

Fr. Francis 0"P>ryaii to St. Xicholas' Pre- 
|)arator\- Seminarv, Staten Island, New Vork. 




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CT1'\ ITIFS of an athletic nature seem 
to be keeping apace with the general 
trend of pi'ogres^iveiiess shown around 
\'illaiiova this academic year. When 
the students of the school returned to 
their favorite haiuits this yeai'. a rare and un 
coinmoii spectacle greeted them. Every after- 
noon for th.ree \\e(d<s prior to the o|)eiiiiig ol 
the school .vcar.'aliout sixty candidates eouhl 
be seen on the cam|)us striving for places on the 
varsitx' football team. 

During the summer months the officials ol 
(inr iiist it lit loll, realizing the \-alne receixcd 
rroiii atllletic teams. eXt<'llded e\'er\- el'l'(Ul tit 



raise \illaiiova where she rigbtfidly Ixdougs 
ill the collegiate realm of sports. 

Allie Miller, a foi'mer Pcmiu captain and a 
football strategist of the first water, who coach- 
ed the P.lue and White scpiad last year with 
iiiucli success, was I'e-engagt'd \vith Lou Little, 
iiiiotlier Peiiii luminary, and Ed Mc(irady, a 
member of the N'illanova varsity of other 
years, as assistants. 

'["he calilier of the coaching staff this year 
speaks volumes for the efforts of the college of- 
(ieials to raise \'illanova to greater peaks in 

col lege sp(»rt s. • ■ 

The schedule as compiled b_\ Manager Mc- 



T HE V IZLA^N 



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;ill " ( 'roiiiii 



llltvrc is one ot" llic si 1'u||Hi's1 ;it I I'lii |»1 (m1 lt\ ;i 

l)lii(' <iii(l Willie s(|ii;i(l ill iiiiiiiN ycjirs. The 
line oiltsliilldillL;' t'cjiliirc o|' the srlicdllli', ;is ;ir 
I'iiii^'cd. is tile I'c-ii ppcni'ii iii-i' uf lldly ('niss on 
llir list Jiflrr Jill iihsciiiT < 1 1' iicjirly Iwciily 
yciirs. 

IJostoii ('i)M('!^'i', jiii'iihcr ('jiIImiMc ('((IhM^^'i. 
i'i\'<il. wild i^'jiiiird iiiiich success in the urid i I'fUi 
woi'id, also appears on the sclie(|iile. In addi- 
tion to tlieif effoi-ts oi' raisin^' \'illano\a atli 
lolie teams the oiTicials liaxc '_;'oiie a step 
fartliei': for the iirst liiiii' in the iiisiory o|' tlie 
scliool foil!' Li'aiiies are cardeil I'm' the lioiiie 
ennipiis. il is the iiileiition of the otTieials to 
develop the \'illaiio\a eaiiipiis as a home 
.LiToiimls ill or(h'r to uixe llie students and the 
many friends of ihc team an opportunity of see- 
iii^i' tile team in action, lleret(dore i;'ames 
were scheduled I'or away from home, with the 
result that any students who wished to mm' the 
team in hattle had lo lake joinj.' trips, which 
necessitated a (1111:1' oiiljay of money, 

\\'illi;im I*, ('roiiin. capaldi' ipia rl erlia(d< ol' 
the team, is this year's i-aptaiii. The schedule 



as iirraii^icd by AlaiiaiicrMelniyre is as t'ol- 

dows : 

: Sept. .'lO I 'ni\-. of West .Maryland at li.oiiit'.. 
:■-: .( )(d. 7 -Third Army Corps at li()ine.;' ;-;;■;;:' 

:- T)ci. M llol> Cross at Worcester. Mass:, 
Oct. '1\ ( 'atliolie I". a1 home. 

:- Oct. 2S CettysJMir^ at York, Pa. '' '^^^y 

; .\'o\'. 4 IJostoii ('oIIcl;!' at I)Ostoii. .Mass. ; ■ 
.\o\'. 11 .M nil lenlier"' ;it Alleiitown. 
.Xmv. is .Mi. St. .Mary's at JMiimitsluiro. .Md, 
."\'()\'. 2.") I )uipiesiie at home. 
ill order to liax'e winiiiii^- athletic teams, 
the hearty co-operal i(ui (d' the stiidentv and 
aliiiiiiii is al>s(dntely iiecessar\'. for without that 
iii'M'ai support, that is essential lo colleo'e ath- 
letic teams, the sipiads (d' \'illano\'a caiinot 
hope i'oi- success. 'Idle (d"fi(dals of tile scdiool 
ire doinj.;' their utmost in raisin^' \'illaiio\'a to 
her rightful position in the co||e<^iale athletic 
W'M'Id. Lets ;.:'e1 too-ether. talk athletics, do 
e\ei'yt liiii^' hiiiiiauely possilile ill lielpiuii' the 
team aloijn- to success. Lend your moral sup- 
port. If the ti'am happens to lose a tiaiiie or 
twd. L;i\-e them the same ulad hand and show- 
Hie same iiitei'est as if it had (hd'ealed the best 
ill the country. Anyone can lie wdtli a winner 
I'lit it takes a mi.u'hty u'ood man to fiu'lit 
\\itli his lia(d< auaiiisl the wall. Il will he a 
loiiH' and hard road aloii^ to success. Iiiit it 
can he reaidied. We are (Uit to place \'illa- 

-i!o\-a in 1 he at lilei ic sun. Let 's i^'o. 

Villanova 15, West, Maryland 0. 

N"illaiio\a o|)eiied the IIU'l' foothall sea- 
son rather auspiciously on Sept. :;(). when the 
siroiin- riii\-ersity of Western .\lar\laiid was 
erushed liy the Kliie and White s(|uad liy a l") 
to (I score. 

The jiaiiie was \i^vy slow and al no time did 
our iia'idmen measure up to the form they 
showed in practi<M', The interference for liotli 
'cams was extremely poor, hut thanks t(» the 
strojiv' defense made liy l'i(d<elt. (ireely and 
< 'uii.jak on the line for the idiie and Wdiite. the 
Ala ry la iiders were uiiahle to score. 

Neither team scored in the first (piarter 
and lioth sides were content to punt t h roiiLi'lnmt 
t he cut ire period of play. 

I he (irsi score of the e-;i|||,. \v;is made at the 
<'iid of the second (piarier, when Sirde\-aii hoot- 
ed a drop ki(d\ fnuii t he oO yard line. 

LoiiLiiia ki(d\ed ot'f after Sirdevaii's drop 
l<iek and the I'.liie and Wdiite carried the iiall 
llii'oii,L!-li to the lO-yard line aftiT O'Krien had 
i'''eo\-ered a fiimhle. Then O'ISrii'ii took it o\-er. 
receiving' a I'orward frinii Sirde\-aii. Sirdevan 
failed ill t III' t v\ for t he e\t ra point , 

l''i'oiii Ihe third (piarter to the end our 



30 



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boys lagg-ed in the game and were threatened 
by Western Maryland. At the third quarter 
('oach Miller sent in McLaren, the Blue and 
White regular fullback, who repeatedly tore 
through Maryland for big gains. 

Villanova West. Mai-yland 

Longua .....left end Groton 

Cunjak left tackle Flanagan 

Pickett Heft guard Williams 

McClernan center Robey 

Sayres right tackle Long 

Greeley right guard .'. Hafer 

Watson right end Duncan 

Cronin quarterback Grimm 

O'Brien left halfback Davis 

Elanchfield right halfback Kinsey 

Sirdevan .................. fullback Stanley 



- VUlan^ 0, Army Corps : 

Playing in a continual downpour of rain 
the Villanova gridders held the strong eleven 
representing the Third Army Corps to a score- 
less deadlock on Oct. 7, on the grassy carpets 
of the home campus. 

There were barely 500 spectators on hand 
to see the gritty Blue and White eleven re- 
peatedly tear huge gaps through the heavy 
Army line only to lose the pigskin by fumbles 
when the uprights were near. 

■'Villanova won the toss and chose to kick 
to Soldiers. Daley made a beautiful kick to 
the Army 10-yard line where Hammer caught 
the ball and was downed by Brick Dora. All 
through the first quarter the ball was kept in 
raidfield due to a f)unting duel between both 
teams. 

Wheii the whistle blew for the second quar- 
ter, Villanova started a drive and saved four 
successive first downs. McLaren brought the 
ball down to the 10-yard line and a touchdown 
seemed certain, but Villanova fumbled. Know- 
Ian punted out of danger. 

In the final minutes of this quarter Villa- 
nova threatened again, but the whistle ended 
their march. 

Greene kicked off for the Army men at the 
start of the third quarter. Daley ran back 
20 yards. 

Villanova lost the ball on a fumble in the 
first play and it was at this point that the 
soldiers gained their only first down in the 
entire game. Hammer, the Army fullback, 
faked a kick and tore through Villanova 's line 
for a 12-yard gain. 

Vhw to injnries Captain C^rojiin and the two 
regular tackles, Cunjak and Kreig, were absent 
from the lineup. Johnny Connolly was elected 
to call signals in Cronin 's place and not only 



did he lead the team well but his playing was 

splendid. 

Villanova Third Army Ci'ops 

Longua .................... left end Lindeman 

Sayres left tackle Crane 

Bachman left guard Sullivan 

McClernan center Greene 

Greeley right guard Samford 

Pickett right tackle Daly 

Dora right end Mayo 

Connolly quarterback .............. Knowlan 

Daley left halfback Erdmann 

O'Brien right halfback ....Lawrence 

McLaren fullback ............ Hammer 



: Holy Cross 14, Villanova > 

For the first time in twenty years the Villa- 
nova team battled the Holy Cross College 
scpiad on the gridiron. The game was played 
in Worcester, Mass., on October 14, and was 
witnessed hy a huge crowd of Villanova fol- 
lowers. After a hard-fought battle the Blue 
and White squad was on the short end of a 14 
to score. 

Villanova outplayed her opponents in every 
departm(;nt of the game, and both touchdowns 
scored by the aliens had the taint of luek writ- 
ten over them. 

From the time Longua kicked off to the 
Holy Cross team until the end of the fourth 
quarter, Villanova backfield could not be stop- 
ped, and its line was impregnable. Holy Cross 
was reported to have a crippled team, but every 
available man, including the stars, Simendin- 
ger, Riopel and Cowlej^ among them, were 
used to stall off the onrush of the husky Villa- 
novans. There were no individual stars on the 
Blue and White team, but all played exception- 
ally well, McLaren, however, stood out a little 
above the rest, as his playing was stellar both 
on the defensive and offensive. 

Bachman, who has been coming right along 
as a splendid player, played an exceptionally 
good game. Holy Cross scored the first touch- 
down when they faked a kick and caught the 
Villanovans oft' their guard. Instead of a 
kick, Broussard threw a long forward pass on 
which Young made a spectacular catch of and 
ran thirty yards for a touchdown. 

If the Blue and White boys had been alert 
the Purple team would never have scored its 
first touchdown. 

Holy Cross Villanova 

Golembriski left end Longua 

McGrath left tackle Sayres 

Donovan left guard Bachman 

Sealey center ...McClernan 

Coouey right guard Greeley 

Ray right tackle Pickett 

Young right end Dora 



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McMahon ................ quarterback Cronin 

Broussard left halfback O'Brien 

Glennon right halfback Sirdeven 

Crowley ......,, fullback McLaren 

,.' , O —•,■;:.■■:■.■. 

Villanova 14, Catholic U. 6. - 

Before the largest crowd that ever attended 
a gridiron contest on the Villanova campus, 
the Blue and White eleven had no trouble iu 
disposing of the Catholic University band of 
doughty gridders, the final score standing 14 
to 6. ;:;:;/v:/:\: ;;;;_/. /■.v;.:'-,.^;,,:: 

The Blue and White set off at a fast clip, 
and after seven tries took the ball over for the 
first touchdown, McLaren carrying the pigskin 
across. Daley made a beautiful kick in the try 
for the extra point, and thus before the game 
was in progress five minutes, Villanova had 
scored a touchdown over the Washington team. 

Villanova kicked off to Catholic University, 
Longua sending the ball nearly 60 yards, 
where Lynch, the gritty little end, ran the ball 
back to the 5-yard line. But Catholic Univer- 
sit3' punted, and the ball was again in the Blue 
and White's possession on the Catholic 30-yard 
line. Villanova ran the ball back for three first 
downs, only to lose the ball on downs. 

Catholic University, during this quarter, 
tried to buck the strong Blue and White line, 
but it was impregnable. For the entire first 
period and half of the second the Washington 
team did not gain once on Villanova. Kreig, 
Bachman and Youngfliesh repeatedly threw the 
Catholic University attacking poM^ers for big 
losses. 

Tn the second period, with but a few minutes 
to play, Villanova fumbled, and Mays, the 
husky Catholic University guard, scooped up 
and ran 55 j'ards for a touchdown. Lynch 
missed the drop-kick for an extra point. 

In the second half Catholic University gave 
up trying to break through Villanova 's line, 
and endeavored to score again on the Blue and 
White by means of an aerial attack. Catching 
Villanova off its guard, the Washington team 
nearly scored again, but a brilliant tackle by 
Pickett brought down Lj'nch, who was on his 
way for another touchdown. 

Catholic University was stopped, however, 
and Villanova in the possession of the ball, took 
it over for another touchdown. 



Villanova 

Cunjak 

Kreig 

Greeley 

Young ., 

Bachman .... 

Pickett 

Dora 

Daley 

Longua 

Connolly ..... 
McLaren ;.:. 



Catholic U. 

......left end Moore 

... left tackle Whalen 

.... left guard Mays 

center Eberts 

... right guard Tobin 

.. right tackle Ford 

right end Lynch (Capt) 

quarterback Brennan 

.. left halfback Denaul 

..right halfback .......Riell 

....... fullback Neal 



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CJettysburg 15, Villanova 7 

Villanova travelled to York, Pa.,, on October 
28, to battle the Gettysburg College eleven and 
was vanquished by a 15 to 7 score.^^^. ■: - ^ ; 

Gettysburg started the second team, but 
was forced to substitute the entire varsity 
squad before three minutes of play was up in 
the first quarter, as Villanova would have 
walked through the reserves. . 

From the time that the varsity was put in 
until the end of the game it was a fierce strug- 
gle, neither side showing any better than the 
other. Every point made in the game was the 
result of a good break. With the ball on Villa- 
nova's twenty yard line in the final minutes of 
the first quarter. Smith tried a drop kick 
which was blocked and bounded over the goal 
line. The result was the first score of the game, 
two points for Gettysburg. 

A'illanova attempted a forward pass in the 
second quarter, with the ball on Gettysburg's 
forty-five-yard line, Emanuel intercepted and 
carried the ball to A'^illanova's 20-yard line, 
where a freak forward to "anybody" was 
caught by Stauffer and carried over. Villa- 
nova scored in the third quarter when Sayres 
and Kreig blocked a kick and Dora picked it 
up, running twenty-five yards for a touchdown. 
Daley kicked a nice drop kick for the extra 
point. ■• ''■■■-„\ 

With a minute to play in the final period, 
Fawler intercepted a forward and scored a 
touchdown after running the ball thirty-five 
yards. Smith was successful in the try for the 
extra point. 



Villanova 

Dora left end 

Kreig : left tackle ... 

Sayres left guard .. 

McClernan center 

Cunjak right guard ... 

Pickett right tackle 

Dora right end .... 

Connolly quarterback .. 

Sirdevan left halfback 

O'Brien right halfback 

McLaren fullback ... 



Gettysburg: 

Decker 

Jones 

Pallus 

Slaughter 

, Weiser 

Yost 

Steven 

Stauffer 

Mordan 

Wrew 

Fauber 



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THIS is one subject with which we are 
on most intimate terms. It is in fact 
the constant and unceasing companion 
of our minds. Wherever we go, 
whether tramping in the rolling coun- 
try, visithig ' ' The City of Brotherly Love, ' ' or 
wandering about the town of Bryn Mawr, the 
same thought accompanies us. Neither the bait 
of nature, lier imitation rainbows in arboreal 
haunts, nor the lure of Philadelphia, her ever 
present historic spots nor even the inspiration 
of the line "To Bryn Mawr for your pretty 
girls," could coax our brain to harbor strange 
thoughts. 

You, gentle reader, no doubt, after persuing 
this apparently self-laudatory introduction are 
looking forward to the enjoyment of the happy 
emanations of some zealous, young litteratuers. 
But be not mistaken. It is not of the working, 
but rather of the conditions of the literati to 
which we refer. Exchange, former money, 
past cash, while not the interchange of cold, 
hard cash, will be to us the currency of litera- 
ture. But in the case of cold cash, that will 
pass quickly through our hands, but the liter- 
ary coinage will never pass from our hands. 
The bounties of literature once possessed, are 
never extricated from our minds. From the 
time we grasp them, they are ours from thence 
onward. 

Alas we are tyros in this great field of litera- 
ture. But shall we remain tyros ? How can we 
unravel the great secrets of this wonderful art ? 
Honest and upright criticisms seems to us, the 
paramount key in solving these great myster- 
ies. As in every walk of life, or on the foot- 
ball field, deep down in our hearts, we only 
wish we could hear the comments passed about 



same attitude, we desire the unbiased comments 
of the other fellow. The exchanging of our 
ideas with the ideas of the other fellow, will 
greatly give us the many things we are blind 
to ourselves. We, in our turn, will gladly give 
our truthful comments upon the work of our 
fellow literateurs. The critcisms, on our part, 
shall be direct, friendly and constructive, 
which, in turn, will better both magazines, in 
all departments. We shall do our iTtmost, in 
eliminating all rancidness and narrowness in 
these annotations. 

The interchanging of impressions brings to 
our mind the old maxim "Two heads are better 
than one." As in a partnership, the cpmpany 
will both expand and profit, through the con- 
solidation of the skill and intelligence of two 
or more members of the firm. We also desire 
the co-operation and salutory attitude of our 
fellow correspondents. 

In the first place this literary bartering, 
betters the censured victim, in the respect that 
his eyes are opened to faults, previously un- 
heeded. On the other hand it betters the one 
criticizing, as he in the act of judging uncon- 
scioush' tends to better himself and his work. 

Our comments this coming year shall not be 
confined by limits, we shall, in fact, hold free 
lance. It is manifest that a man under restric- 
tion will not, as a rule, express his opinion as 
freely as one who is unhindered by these bar- 
riers. By this we do not mean we shall as- 
sume the attitude of a Bolshevist, but that we 
shall be guided by the rules of common sense. 
We thank all our past partners for their previ- 
ous aids, and suggestions, many of which we 
have utilised to good advantage. We again 
welcome all our old exchange friends and es- 



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CONTENTS 

History and Development of Radio Telegraphy Leo V. Devine 1 
Musings from the Brass Check - - William C. Henry 3 

The Trysting Place (Poem) . . . _ Liam Mor 5 

English — and Such - - _ _ Rev. John I. Whelan 6 
The Ballad of John and I '- - - - - Liam Mor 8 

The New Hat Theo. OTero 9 

Songs of the Hill Folk Liam Mor 11 

The King of Eire's Rann - - - - William J. Meter 12 



Editorial 


13 


Athletics 


20 


College Notes 


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Exchanges 


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Alumni Notes 


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Splinters - 


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Vol. VII 



DECEMBER, 1922 



No. 2 



The History and Development of Radio Telegraphy 



RADIO telegraphy is one of the most 
remarkable discoveries of our age. At 
the present time, there is, perhaps, no 
other modern achievement, excepting 
the "Movies," that has become so 
strong a socializing and educational factor in 
everyday life. Although, the vast majority 
have neither the time nor the inclination to in- 
quire into its fundamental principles, all on ac- 
count of recent improvements, are unable to 
enjoy its advantages and to find in its history 
and development a source of information and 
interest. 

There has been in the past, and perhaps al- 
ways will be, some disagreement among scient- 
ists as to whom was the first man to demon- 
strate the basic phenomenon of electric wave 
transmission of energy through space. Upon 
careful investigation, however, it has been 
found that twelve years before Heinrich Hertz 
announced his radio discoveries Prof. Elihu 
Thomson, of the Central High School, of Phila- 
delphia, Pa., produced and operated the first 
Avireless set in history. This was in 1875, and 
it was not until 1887 that the German scientist 
Hertz made known to the scientific world that 
he had been able with the aid of suitable ap- 
paratus to intercept electro-magnetic waves 
sent out by a sparkcoil. 

Thomson in his experiments found that he 
could draw electric sparks from the blade of a 
penknife held near water pipes, stoves or other 
metallic objects which, although they were in 
the same room with the coil, were in no way 
connected with it. The sparks were the result 
of electromagnetic waves sent through the air 
by an ordinary sparkcoil. More tests were 
carried out in which Prof. Thomson was assist- 
ed by Prof. E. J. Houston, of the same school. 
During these experiments the two scientists 
placed two small, slender graphite rods with 
pointed ends on separate insulators. The 
pointed rods were placed with their ends almost 
touching, each rod being respectively connect- 
ed to one of the high potential terminals of the 
spark coil. When the coil was put into opera- 
tion a tiny spark was observed to pass between 
the graphite points. This was further proof 



that electromagnetic impulses could be sent 
through the other. In these later experiments 
it was found that sparks could be drawn from 
metallic objects which were located several 
hundred feet from the coil and separated from 
it by a number of intervening walls. Unfortu- 
nately, however, Thomson and Houston did not 
pursue their theory further, and no further 
advancement was made until Hertz announced 
his discoveries in 1887. 

The announcements made by Hertz produc- 
ed a renewed interest in the electromagnetic 
wave transmission theory among scientists, 
and more experimenting was done. By improv- 
ing the design and construction of the appara- 
tus the distances through which these radia- 
tions could be transmitted and received was 
gradually increased. A new view of the sub- 
ject was taken in with the possibility of bene- 
fiting not only the scientific world, but the 
world at large was considered. The radiations 
were broken up into a series of combinations of 
dots and dashes, each combination representing 
a letter, a number or a symbol. Here we have 
the actual beginning of our wireless telegraph. 
Rapid strides were made in the development of 
wireless and on the night of December 12, 
1901, Marconi succeeded in establishing direct 
communication between England and the 
United States across the Atlantic, ^^^^^^^^^:y' 

The prudence and advisability of maintain- 
ing telegraph communication with vessels at 
sea was seen at once. Some of the more wealthy 
ship owners began to instal radio sets on their 
vessels but the number of these compared with 
those which did not have them was very small 
indeed. Events occurred, however, which 
showed that radio is an absolutely necessary 
part of every ship's equipment. One of the 
significant occurances which led to the realiza- 
tion of this fact was the sinking of the Ameri- 
can S. S. Republic on January 23, 1909. With- 
out the aid of radio the historic rescue of the 
Republic's passengers could never have been 
effected. The condition and position of the dis- 
tressed ship were sent out by the wireless of 
the Republic and her signals were picked up by 
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These s%nals were repeated by the Marconi 
operator to the wireless operator on the S. S. 
Baltic, bound from Europe to New York. She 
at once proceeded to the position given and 
after taking- aboard the passengers and crew 
of the distressed ship proceeded to her destina- 
tion. Although this incident caused consider- 
able thinking in maritine circles it did not 
produce the immediate effect it should have. 
Progress was slow and a serious view of the 
value of radio to the safety of life at sea was 
not taken, except by a few, until after the sink- 
ing of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. Radio saved 
more than seven hundred lives in this most ter- 
rible of marine tragedies. The development of 
this phase of radio became more rapid now, 
and it was assisted by the passage of a law by 
Congress which requires every passenger ship 
without exception and every freight vessel 
whose crew contains over a certain number of 
men to have its own wireless set. 

Up to this time only one type of transmit- 
ter, known as the "spark" transmitter, existed. 
Due to tlie very nature of the wave which this 
type of transmitter sends out (which is a wave 
of decreasing amplitude) the limit of distance 
through Avhich messages could be transmitted 
had about reached its maximum. : Scientists 
were casting about for something better and 
by using the "vacuum" tube, the invention of 
Fleming, they developed the "continuous 
wave" method of transmission. Unlike the 
spark transmitter, the c. w. transmitter, as it is 
called, sends out electromagnetic waves of con- 
stant amplitude. In other words there is no 
damping out of the oscillations. Because of 
tliis fact, for any given amount of power the 
sending range of the latter type of transfitter 
is very much greater than that of the first. This 
method of radio communication was used ex- 
tensively by the United States Government dur- 
ing the world war in all branches of the serv- 
ice. Numerous experiments and improvements 
have increased our fund of knowledge concern- 
ing this t3'pe of transmission. Every day its 
groAvth increases and there is no doubt but 
what "c. w." will entirely supplant "spark" 
in the near future. Another great advantage 
of this type of transmission is that by properly 
modulating the voice, sound may be transmit- 
ted, and we have the wireless telephone. It 
was only during the war that serious work on 
the development of the wireless telephone was 
begun. Today the human voice may be trans- 
mitted around the world without the use of 
wires. 

• It was the wireless telephone, of course, 
that led to radio broadcasting., for the latter 



depends upon the former. A little over a year 
ago a radio broadcasting station was unknown,- 
while today in this country alone there are 
about four hundred broadcasting stations sup- 
plying the public with various forms of news, 
information, and entertainment. Amateur 
radio prepared the way for radio broadcasting 
and it was the "dot and dash" enthusiasts 
who supplied the first audience for broadcast- 
ing.* .Now, in one sense, amateur radio has 
passed, but into the far bigger thing of radio 
broadcasting. It is estimated that today, six 
million people throughout the United States 
listen in every evening on the broadcasting 
programs. I Avill cite a few examples where 
radio broadcasting is of invaluable aid: / ;; 

; (1) Weather reports. ■'■;'}■■..:':>::.''■■ :-''\' ■'•■:■■ 
r (2) Stock market reports. 

( 8 ) Entertainment and news for those in 
■isolated places,;'-- ■■'■■.:; .;.; ' :,-■:■-■-' 

It is sad to say that we canont have the 
benefit of radio broadcasting without some an- 
noyances. Conflicts between various broad- 
casting stations where there is a number of 
them in close proximity have taken place. 
When they are all transmitting at the same 
time interference is inevitable. Dance music 
competes with a lecturer and the result is noth- 
ing but a jumble of signals in the ear of the 
radio audience. Good legislation and a co- 
operation on the part of the station owners will 
eliminate this trouble. Another ill feature of 
radio broadcasting is due to our present type 
of receiver. It is itself a miniature continuous 
wave transmitting set and sends out a Ioav 
whistling note of constant duration Avhich can 
be heard up to about a mile away. This is of 
course disagreeable to the other listeners in the 
neighborhood and obviously the program is 
spoiled for those who have to contend with it. 
P\)rtunately this fault can be remedied by 
further investigation and experiment. 

The future of radio is great. In it we have 
the means of bringing to the homes of even the 
most lowly, inspiring music, uplifting words 
of great teachers, and the political principles 
of our state and national leaders. The result 
is the cementing of the people of a nation and 
the rapid advancement of mankind, "because 
tiie firmament of the world is the commoii 
property of all nations, and those who use i\ 
for signaling inhabit it, in a certain sense. 
When all nations come to inhabit the firma- 
ment collectiveh' the}' will be brought into 
closer communion for their mutual advantage. 
A new upper geography dawns upon us, in 
which there is no sea, neither are there any 
boundaries between the people." 

LEO V. DEVINE. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



3 



MUSINGS FROM "THE BRASS CHECK" 



THJ^RE are billows on i\ie ocean which 
will never break on the beach ; there 
are thoughts in many hearts never to 
be pnt into speech. But what of the 
waves that do fling themselves on the- 
coast, and the superfluity of ideas pouring from 
heart and mind? Have all brought something 
new' before the eager eye ? The ansM^er is trite. 
Some have and the others have not. So it is 
with books. True, too true it is, there are 
books, and books of books, but their purposes 
are oftentimes obscure, ^-'':''-'[:---y';:X::!^:'f''-: 

This obscurity of purpose has again and 
again cost many a teardrop, many a sleepless 
-night, and too often a life-long feud^ — a strife so 
vindictive as to pass beyond the grave,:; ; 

Upton Sinclair wrote a book not many years 
back and he named it "The Brass Check" — a 
title which is so repulsive, so repugnant to our 
better wit when its origin is explained. Yet, 
• io not judge prematurely. Perhaps the writer 
may by his endeavors show at the same time its 
value and its own shortcomings. Sinclair in- 
tends that this book be a study of American 
journalism. 

It seems that a refined young man at one time 
listened to a candidate for district attorneyship 
in some metropolis in the United States, The 
speaker certainly knew how to move the mind. 
He realized that while at some times man is a 
I'f^asoning creature, he is at all times subject to 
temperament. Daring this orator's explana- 
!ion of the one great evil in social life which 
imys its millions every year to the police of a 
r;Teat city^ men would stand up and shout Avith 
indignation, women would faint or weep. The 
candidate was swept into office in a tornado of 
excitement and did what such pedagogues do — 
that is, nothing. 

While the candidate was carrying on his 
campaign, he would, at the opportune time, pre- 
sent for view the one thing symbolizing a sin — 
a yellow bit of metal — a brass check. So it is 
thus that Upton Sinclair obtained his idea to 
show there is more than one kind of parasite 
feeding on human weakness. There is more 
than one kind of application to base purposes 
which may be symbolized by the brass check. 

liy perusing the book titled thusly, we can 
discern that Sinclair's indictment of the press 
nuiy be summed up under the following three 
heads : First, if any man in America has put 
himself on recoi'd, as an opponent of Big Busi- 
ness, an accuser of the dominant interests, let 
him not look for favor — yes, sometimes mercy 



from the newspapers. His name reaches the 
black list and insidious efforts Avill be forth- 
coming to destroy him and his. Second, the 
press have an inciirable habit of perverting the 
words and actions of speakers and public men. 
in other words they are misrepresented system- 
atically by false reporting or downright inven- 
tion. They lose their reputations through the 
i:rinting of such discreditable stuff. Third, the 
great financial and industrial interests almost 
com.pletely dominate the press. In the cities of 
the entire American continent these monetary 
powers own the papers, own the owners, or 
exert influence over the news columns, a des- 
potic power ])y virtue of advertisement patron- 
age. This last charge is proved by the over- 
whelming immunity enjoyed by the great de- 
partment stores in all cities — a very striking 
illrstration of power exercised in the journal- 
ism of today. ■^'^'-'■'{■'./^■'[■:r\-y'.r/'' ■:.V':'-:;;.:- ;■;"-"■■■■■■■ 

These charges have not been made without 
a firm backing. One example will do for the 
first charge. 

There was a certain successful labor leader 
in America who was winning a great strike in 
!one of the large cities. The capitalist agents 
sought to bribe him but in vain. Finally they 
hit upon a scheme. It was decided to ruin him 
by m.eans of the corporation's scandal bureau. 
It was so carried out that at one o'clock in the 
morning the labor leader had been placed in 
such a suspicioiis circumstance that he was con- 
fronted with a story ready for the press. The 
man had a wife, a home, and children. p]ither 
they or the strike was his choice. He called it 
oft' and the labor union in that section Avent to 
pieces. 

And Sinclair states the anecdote Avas told 
him, not by 'a Socialist, not by an agitator 
among Avorkmen, but by a Avell-kiiown U. S. of- 
ficial, a prominent Catholic. 

i\Iost persons having much to do Avith the 
daily events in the social, political or industrial 
life, knoAv that the second allegation is only 
too certain. 

Jn supporting the third assertion, there is 

one proof Avhich can be taken from Sinclair's 

;, Brass Cheek. v 

Several years ago one of the Gimbel broth- 
ers, oAvners of d^artment stores in Ncav York, 
Philadelphia^-ahd Paris, Avas arrested, charged 
AA'ith a n infa mous crime. He cut his throat and 
died. 'In Philadelphia not one neAvsj>aper men- 
tioned this happening. At thaffime Gimbel 
l^rothers did iiot have a store in Ncav York and 



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hence the "I^ew York Evening Journal ''con- 
ceived the idea of building circulation in a new 
field. Large numbers of the paper containing 
an account of the incident were shipped to Phil- 
adelphia. But in the latter city influence took 
care of the situation. The policemen stopped 
the newsboys on the street, took away their 
copies, while the papers mentioned nothing 
about the doings. 

This department store interest supervises 
not only the news columns, but also the 
editorial page. Several years ago one of the 
"girl-slaves" (?) of a New York department 
store committed suicide, leaving behind her a 
note to the effect that she could not stand 
twenty cent dinners. The "New York World," 
which collects many thousands of dollars every 
year from department stores, inserted the fol- 
lowing lines in its issue of that date: "There 
are some people who make too large a demand 
upon fortune. Fixing their eyes upon the 
standards of living flaunted by the rich, they 
measure their requirements by their desires. 
Such persons are easily affected by outside in- 
fluences and perhaps in this case the recent dis- 
cussions, more often silly than wise, concerning 
the relations of wages and vice, may have made 
the girl more susceptible than usual to the de- 
pressing effects of cheap dinners." Such an 
editorial aberration is typical of the capitalistic 
mind, which is so parsimonious that it extracts 
gain even from a suicide of its victims. 

So far, there has been nothing written 
which cannot be permitted to remain as it is, 
but now T take a different attitude towards cer- 
tain assertions of Sinclair. Upton Sinclair, in 
some places of his Brass Check, ridicules and 
scorns the Catholic Church for her stand on the 
divorce ({uestion. He states that "the N. Y. 
state law, forced upon the public by the Roman 
Catholic Church, makes the grounds of divorce 
infidelity plus a scandal. This law is an abom- 
ination, a product of vicious priest-craft." 



This certainly is enlightening. Since when 
did state legislators consult the priests before 
passing a law ? Such an unfounded charge was 
made simply because of the difficulty met with 
by Sinclair before he divorced his own partner. 

The foregoing has been a brief survey of 
the Brass Check and we now come to a conclu- 
sion regarding its place among the books of 

today. :^:;■ ■■::■-:;;■:-::,;..;■■.•'■ ;:-r^ -:.:■■ ■■:'■::'-''':-/'■"''. ■''^■'■/r". 

Whether Sinclair's stories therein are true 
or not is to be ascertained from the fact that the 
opinions of prominent lawyers are to the effect 
practically every page of this book, if untrue, is 
libel of the most vicious variety. There is sig- 
nificance to be gleaned from this. No news- 
paper has brought suit. 

Now, Sinclair does not believe in destructive 
criticism. Americans want a constructive pol- 
icy, and he has advocated no Utopian project. 
Upton Sinclair proposes the establishment of a 
national publication controlled by its sub- 
si:ribers and directed by journalists of known 
integrity and independence. National organ- 
izations, irrespective of religious denomina- 
tions, liberals and conservatives shall be in- 
cluded in the board of directors. This publi- 
cation shall carry no advertisements and no 
editorials ; it will be a record for the dissemina- 
tion of truth. 

In the face of these helpful propositions, 
Sinclair's remedy commands our respect just 
as his indictment draws our attention. 

But, to return and answer the question in 
the title of this theme — to whose benefit is the 
Brass Check? I should say unswervingly to 
every business man. Every college student 
while within the sheltering walls of his alma 
mater should study it carefully. In it he will 
see, by noting the stories, the reflection, with- 
out shadow or cloud, of the oft-repeated maxim 
— You cannot judge the world by mathematics. 




^i!^i>^^iiai£^M.*Mi5,^^^!i^ 



THE VILLANOVAN 



POEMS OF LIAM MOR OF THE HILLS 



These were the words which she spoke to me, 
Neath our trysting birk in the field, 
Where the stream with its silvery feet ran swift,.. 
Out from the bosky weald. 

"Go if you must, from the land of Ayr, 
To guard the sovereign crown, 
Eu- I'll be looking for you again, 
When the leaves come tumbling down." 

She kissed me and ran, I was left alone. 
There by the birk in the field. 
And I saw the letters C. K. on the bark, 
With my heart before as a shield. 

* * * * *, :* * * * * 

Many a night has my weary head. 
Been laid on a bed of bones, 
Many a night has my pillows been, 
Long dead sticks and stones. 

But every night syne I left the Ayr, 
Has she graced my soldier dreams. 
And every night I can hear her voice, 
In the singing rush of the streams. 

Sweet little lass, she did not know, 
That a soldier cannot come. 
Back to his land when he would go. 
He must answer the call of the drum. 

The time when the leaves were scarlet and brown, 
Found me still on the alien shore. 
And tho they came tumbling in myriads down, 
I knew she would see me no more. 

For a voice of a banshee, old and weird, 
I heard on the field one night. 
And next day the battle in which we fought, 
Was the last which we had to fight. 

********** 

I came to the birk an hour before. 
The twilight rose bloomed in the west. 
But a still little voice within me cried. 
And filled me with sad unrest. 

I waited long, but she did not come, 

I waited till night was old, 

Till the moon like a galleon sailed in the sky, 

With sails of the yellow gold. 

Then I went my way alone once more, 
I fled to the healing hills. 
And I sought to forget my aching grief. 
In the glens where nature spills, 



Her precious box of numberless jewels, 
Where dawn is lean gray hound. 
Where the hush and love of the evening comes. 
And .strew roses all around. 

It was there one day in the early spring, 

That I learned how my lassie died. 

From a stranger who came from the world beyond. 

But who'd lived by the old Ayrside. 

He said that she pined like a snowy rose. 
Whose petals fall one by one. 
Then quietly droops to its lasting sleep. 
When the day of its life is done. 

He said that she did not cry nor weep. 
Her heart was too great to cry, 
But her spirit's temple wasted away, 
Like a w:ind torn cloud of the sky. 

And thes3 were the words she murmured then. 
When the light of her life was low, 
"Tell him that I shall meet him where 
The roses of heaven blow. 

Tell him that I shall be with him, 
In the quiet of evening fair, 
And tell him that I send him my kiss. 
From the bonnie banks of Ayr." 

Now as I sit in the lonely glen. 

By the flow of the mountain stream. 

She comes and comforts as she always did, 

And she lives in my every dream. 

And every time the gentle rain, 
Falls from the sweet, blue sky. 
It places her kiss upon my cheek. 
That the low winds fan and dry. 

Her kiss and my tears are mingled then, 
Are one and shall never part. 
The same as her spirit lives in me. 
And is one with my own poor heart. 

Where roses of heaven blow we'll meet. 
Those were the words she said. 
Oh, how I long for the day when I 
Shall rest wtih the happy dead. 

■ . :.-, ■ liam'mor, 



THE VI LLANO VAN 



ENGLISH— AND SUCH 




S it not strange how the 
myth perseveres! 



Anglo- 
Saxon" myth perseveres! On both 
sides of the Atlantic frantic friends 
of England are beseeching us to 
do the brother act of liands- 
across-the-sea — to England's advantage, of 
course. The argument offered is the ab- 
surd one that we are all "Anglo-Saxons" 
and therefore brothers. We are not. And 
there is no Anglo-Saxon race. If that race did 
not perish to make a Scandinavian holiday un- 
der Knute and Hardiknute, it was certainly 
gobbled up by the Normans under William the 
Conqueror. In his book, "Brother Copas," 
Quiller-Couch makes Gopas say: "But the 
pedantry of Freeman and his sect, who tried 
to make 'English' a conterminous name and 
substitute for 'Anglo-Saxon,' was only by one 
degree less offensive than the ignorance of our 
modern journalist who degrades Englishmen 
by writing them doAvn (or up, the poor fool 
imagines) as Anglo-Saxons." 

And William's title of "Conqueror" is 
somewhat of a misnomer. Every race that in- 
vaded Britain's shores subjected its inhabitants 
to a species of serfdom. The Picts and Scots 
(Celts) were the first to make inroads upon 
the barbarian Britons. Following these came 
the Saxons, Jutes and Angles. Then came the 
Danes. And each of these peoples subjugated 
Britain. Through all the centuries up to the 
twelfth the British were a servile race. We 
are told that St. Patrick was a serf in Ireland. 
We may credit this as a fact Avhen we consider 
that Dumbarton, Scotland, the Saint's birth- 
place, was, before the readjustment of the 
boundary between England and Scotland, situ- 
ated within the limits of Britain rather than 
of Caledonia. 

The Angles gave their name to the country 
they conquered. All of the races gave a com- 
mingling of blood and an admixture of lan- 
guage. So that, assuming with Caesar that the 
barbarians that he overcame were Britons, the 
inhabitants of England today are not the 
Anglo-Saxon race, but the Brito-Saxo-Juto- 
Anglo-Danish-Norman race ! There was a fine 
melting-pot, for you. But it took the blood of 
the Norman Celt to put a back-bone into the 
wobbly thing he found on the far side of the 
(channel, and produce — an Englishman ! 

As there is no Anglo-Saxon race, so is there 
no Anglo-Saxon language — save a dead one. 
In replying to an assertion that historians trace 
fill that is noblest in English poetry back to 



, Copas says 

•Tp 'ilf TP I 



"the fine rugged epic" of Beowulf 
again : ' * Fine rugged fiddlestick * ^ -^ •" i once 
spent a month or two iii mastering Anglo- 
Saxon, having a suspicion of Germans when 
they talk about English literature, and a deeper 
suspicion of English critics who ape them. 
Then I tackled Beowulf, and found it to be 
what I guessed — no rugged national epic at 
all, but a blown-out bag of bookishness* * * * 
That's what the whole Anglo-Saxon race had 
become Avh en Alfred arose to galvanize 'em for 
awhile — a herd of tall, flabby, pale-eyed men, 
who could neither fight, build, sing, nor enforce 
laAvs. And so our England — wise as Austria in 
mating — turned to other nuptials and married 
William the Norman. Behold then a new 
breed ; the country covered with sturdy, bul- 
let-headed, energetic fellows who are no sooner 
born than they ^y to work — hammers going, 
scaft'olds climbing, cities, cathedrals springing 
up by magic * * * * and so — pop ! — down the 
wind goes your pricked bladder of a Beowulf : 
down the Avind that blows from the Mediter- 
ranean, Avhence the arts and the best religions 
come." Further on he makes the sage remark: 
"No pure Anglo-Saxon, by the ^y'dy, ever had 
a round head!" So it seems that not even the 
Irish-hating Cromwell and the other round- 
heads Avere Anglo-Saxons. 

The allusion to Cromwell makes introduc- 
tion to the Irish, and so we shall have to pay 
our respects to them — contrasting them wiNi 
the British. I ask you to read Benedict Fitz- 
patrick's "Ireland and the Making of Britain," 
from Avhich Avork much of the folloAving couple 
of paragraphs is lifted. 

The Normans conquered England at the 
close of the eleventh century. The Normans 
settled in Ireland at the close of the twelfth 
century. At a later time the Norman chieftains 
Avho Avent over to Ireland Avith StrongboAV be- 
came more Irish than the Irish themselves — 
Count de Burgos, for instance, becoming plain 
Mr. Burke. No invading race ever made serfs 
of the Irish. They Avere ahvays a victorious 
people. By the Avay, it's a trite thing to say 
noAv that the best English today is spoken in 
Dublin. But that isn't becasue the educated 
Dublinites say Tay Pay O'Connor as Queen 
Elizabeth Avould have said it, but because they 
never get mixed up Avith "shall" and "avIU" 
or "should" and "Avould." If you would 
speak good English, me boys, imitate your Irish 
and not your English cousins ! 

Wales and Scotland endured for centuries 



THE VILLANOVAN 



as Irish dependencies. The Irisli were conquer- 
ing Britain when they became Christianized 
and gave up the conquest. England was how- 
ever for centuries a moral and intellectual de- 
pendency of Ireland. From the sixteetnh cen- 
tury onward the destruction of Irish manu- 
script literature was concomitant with Eng- 

r land 's policy of extermination. But continent- 
al Irish manuscripts are witness to the char- 
acter of Irish intellectual activity in England. 
The Irish built the first schools in England^ 
Lindisf arne, Malmesbury, Whitby, Glaston- 
bury. 

' Fitzpatrick says: "Before the Norman con- 

■ quest * * * * the English knew almost no art 

but Irish art, almost no civilization but Irish 

civilization. So that, of the relics of the Anglo- 

Saxon period that have come down to us, there 

,: is hardly an object, whether a manuscript or a 
jewel, whether a piece of sculpture or a piece 
of architecture, that is not wholly Irish in char- 
acter or with Irish characteristics. ' ' Again h'3 

: saj's: "There is no more beautiful book in the 
world than the Book of Kels. The whole of 
antiquity, whether Greek, Roman or Etruscan, 
has bequeathed to us no lovelier jewels than 
the Ardagh chalice and the Tara brooch." 

In the encyclopedias, under the heading, 
"English Literature," for an account of liter- 

, ary activities prior to the Norman conquest the 
student is referred to the heading, ''Anglo- 
Saxon Literature," thus indicating the line of 

: demarcation. Thus we dispose of the "Anglo- 
Saxon" myth. What of the language? 

Horace said, two thousand years ago, that 

; it was permissible to coin a word, provided it 
came from a Greek root. The present-day Eng- 
lish language has many roots. Our words have 
intermarried with the ancient Hebrew, Greek 
and Latin, the medieval Saxon and Scandinav- 
ian and the modern German and French. The 

S people of England have difficulty in assimil- 
ating the American language. With the 
Celtic blood in them they have become so cocky. 
But it seems that there is an American lan- 
guage. 

About thirty years ago the President of 
Villanova asked Maurice Francis Egan, then 
of Notre Dame, to write an article on "Eng- 
lish" for the Villanova Monthly. He complied, 

f and among other things he said: "We are told 



that we should never begin a sentence with 
'however.' However * * * ," he went on, with 
a sentence that began with the proscribed 
word. It is more than thirty years ago that I 
was asked by my professor in English if I 
thought we should have an "American Diction- 
ary." I thought I had replied quite cleverly 
when I answered that I thought we should have 
an American Dictionary of the English lan- 
guage. 

But now comes along H. L. Mencken with 
his book, "The American Language." There is 
an American language, and it isn't all slang. 
Although slang, by reason of its terseness, 
lucidity and expressiveness, has acquired a cer- 
tain noble dignity. The super-critics tell us 
that there is no such thing as English gram- 
mar. Be that as it may, I should dispute the 
assertion. My experience has been that they 
who scoff at grammar are the most violent 
violators of it. There is a deplorable amount 
of loose and sloppy writing at the present time. 
I should hate to call the output of many of our 
magazine and newspaper writers the American 
or even the English language. Of these, the 
"sporting editors" are the most flagrant of- 
fenders. There is scarcely a «ports writer who 
knows how to write. And nearly all writers 
blithely assume that punctuation is a lost art. 

To accuse a man of being a "purist" is 
almost to place him in the criminal class. But, 
thanks be, there are a few "purists" left. "E. 
P. A.," of the New York World, is a shining 
example. He insists that "few" and "less" 
are not synoyyms, and at a certain very com- 
mon break in sentence construction he always 
facetiously inquiries, "Whom art thou, Cyril?" 
But, grammar or no grammar, the English 
language, like the English people, is a hodge- 
podge, but with enough stability to militate 
against our hodge-podgeing on our own ac- 
count. There are sufficient good models of 
speech by which we may shape our wordy way. 

However, as Mr. Egan says, we may some- 
times break away from prescribed rules, pro- 
vided of course that the break is not too star- 
tling. For instance, we may even at times end 
a sentence with a preposition. Especially if it's 
' ' English and such ' ' that we 're thinking of. 

JOHN I. WHELAN, '95. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND I 



This is the ballad of John and J, 

Who live in the Ilieland Hills, 

Where in the stauneh oak tree, 

ISo merrily, 

The thrnsh her rich song spills. 

"We have roamed, and Ave have wandered 

J 11 the fairy haunted glen. 

With an eerie moon above us. 

When slept soundly other men. 

We hae hunted in the forest, 

We hae raced upon the braes, 

We hae listened to the waters 

Sing their silvery, tuneful lays. 

We hae known the strength triumplumt. 

And the vigor of the stag, 

We hae bounded like the roebuck, ,;• v 

From the precipice to crag. 

We hae fought when came the foemen, / : 

To wreck our native home; 

We hae heard the pipes' reveille \^S^'y ■■■/:.:■ 7^' :h':'X. 

Mount high to heaven's dome. 

We hae seen 'the green light linger', v;;:- 

In the distant, shady west, t : - 

When love's fires, brightly flaming. 

Burned within our kindled breast. 

We hae seen the golden dawning 

Spread from the eastern sky. 

When the messenger of heaven 

Proclaimed the day was nigh. 

We hae heard the sweet notey stealing, 

Up from the vale below, 

As we lay upon the hilltop, \ ^^ . ■ 

And the mountain tales we told. 

In the frigid grasp of winter, v " 

We hae felt the sword of pain, 

We hae known the thing called hunger, 

When the wild winds Availed again. 

0, the summer rain hae kist us, 

And the autumn rain hae cried, 

The sweet spring rain hae blest us, 

As we trode the mountain side. 

We hae seen the birds fly southward. 



When their numbers darked the sky, 

We hae seen them, too, returning, 

When they sang sae merrily. 

We hae lived the life of hillmen. 

For we hae worked and toiled. 

We hae dug the rugged hillside. 

At the wooding we hae moiled. 

Ye who laugh at simple custom, 

Ve who love the loAvland plain. 

Ye Avho deem the mountain barbarous, 

Know that God has Avith us stayed. 

He has heard our prayers arising. 

With our incense, greeiiAvood smoke. 

And the odors of the floAvers 

Hae as offerings to him spoke. 

His kiss hae gemmed the mountains 

With a beauty not of earth, 

And his breath hae stirred the treetops. 

And his love hae Avatched the hearth. 

Thus Ave live, and still untiring. 

Our lone vigil here Ave keep. 

With our mother hills around us, 

Till death seals our eyes in sleep. 

And then Ave Avill be loAvered, 

While the tAvilight o'er us spills, 

To a little grave that's hid Avitliin, 

The Catliedral of the hills. 

And tlie organ of the pine trees 

Shall sing for us a hymn, 

Played by the Avest wind's fingers, 

In the shadoAvs cool and dim. 

Any only the rain will weep for us, 

And the stars Avill out candles be. 

As our souls leave the highest summit, 

For the hills of eternity." 

T* •!* T* •!• 

This, then, is the ballad. 
Which for you Ave did make. 
It is the song of John and I, 
Pray keep it for our sake. 

—HAM MOR. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



THE NEW HAT 




YOUNd Mrs. Robert Meticham, of Nor- 
vvalk, being- considerably in a hiirr}- to 

eatch the ten-thirty train for New York, 
nade a grab here and tliere for a few 

last things, caught a car, and landed on 
the station platform just as the conductor 
shouted, "All aboard !" Her hurry being over, 
she settled back in her seat to consider several 
matters. Related matters. Her husband's sis- 
ter, Editli, whom she had never seen — said sis- 
ter having been in California when the wedding 
took place two months before, was coming over 
from New Canaan for a week-end visit, and 
would probably be there by the time Mrs. 
Meacham returned, unless the latter was lucky 
enoug'h to catch the 3.12 which w^as even more 
than doubtful. Never mind, Mrs. Meacham's 
own sister, Bella, would be there to make the 
visitor welcome and see to dinner arrange- 
ments. Robert might be on one train or he 
miglit be on tiie other — all depended on an en- 
gagement he had with his new client; but cer- 
tainly he would be there, so that Miss Meacham 
would not be entirely cast among strangers. 

Mrs. Meacham w^as especially anxious to 
make a good impression on Edith, which was 
the main reason for her hurried trip to'town— 
the proposed impression to be in the form of a 
new hat, which Robert that morning had given 
her a nice new tw^enty-dollar bill to buy. Twen- 
ty dollars ought to be enough, surely, though, 
of' course, if it did happen to be a little more, 
she had a few dollars extra in her purse. Dear 
me ! how exi)ensive everything was ! One could 
g-et nothing any more short of twenty dollars 
— even the plainest little thing'. It was ter- 
rible ! 

Pretty Mrs. Meacham looked out of the win- 
dow at the houses and green trees; then came 
g-limpses of blue water, which was the Sound, 
and then the train stopped at Stamford and a 
number of people got on — some of them prob- 
ably, from the branch road that came down 
from New Canaan — the same that would bring 
her sister to catch a train back to Norwalk later 
in the day. Most of the seats in the train were 
fined by the newcomers and (piite a proper- 
looking and well-dressed lady bowed slightly 
ami asked permission to share Mrs. Meacham's 
seat. Mrs. Meacham gave her only a sligh^ 
g'iaiu'e as she made room at lier side, then look- 
ed out of the window again and planned where 
she would look first for her hat, and whether 
she should have straw, or some dainty flowers, 
and whether she should really get a large hat 



such as Robert always liked, or something in 
the nature of a turban effect, which everyone 
said was so becoming'. Then she happened to 
look at the stranger at her side and was quite 
impressed with her manner of dress, from her 
hat to her shoes, also by her face, which was 
quite handsome and, somehow, familiar, Mrs. 
Meacham thought. Verj- likely she had seen 
her before on the train. She seemed about thii*- 
ty, and highly respectable.^^^^;^^^ ; ■ : ; .^^ 

Again Mrs. Meacham looked out of the 
window and planned her day, and watched the 
handsome suburban places flow by, with glimps- 
es of the blue Sound, until presently she realiz- 
ed that they were drawing near the city and it 
would be well to freshen up a bit before arrival. 
It Avas not until she w^as in the dressing room 
that she remembered she had carelessly left her 
hand bag in her seat. It contained her purse 
and a few triHes, also the twenty-dollar bill, 
which must be right on top, as she could not 
remember having- put it into the purse. > . 
- Mrs. Meacham was quite disturbed for a 
moment; then, remembering the character of 
her seat companion, she eased her mind, brush- 
ed up her hair a bit, and returned to her place 
by the window. She noticed that her bag- was 
there and gave the matter no further thought 
for the moment. Then, remembering, she 
quietly opened it and glanced in. It was only 
a small glance, but it was enough to give Mrs. 
Meacham a bit of a chill. The new crisp twenty 
dollar bill did not lie on top, as she had expect- 
ed. Even when she opened her bag wider and 
felt in it there was no crisp bit of paper that 
her dainty fingers could discover. 

Mrs. Meacham grew first cold, then warm 
by brisk waves, as she felt and examined still 
further, without result. She stole a glance at 
her companion. The lady sat with a perfectly 
calm face, looking straight ahead, and seemed 
to be in deep thought. Mrs. Meacham re- 
proached herself sharply for harboring even a 
hint of suspicion of one who was so eminently 
a superior person. Cautiously she dug up her 
little pur.se and surreptitiously peered into it. 
No, it was not there — she had known that all 
along. She Avould have remembered putting it 
into the purse. She recalled perfectly seeing 
it on her dresser and making a snatch for it 
just as she started. She had placed it on top 
of everything in her bag — that was certain, and 
the other certain thing was that it was gone. 

Mrs. Meacham grew a little sick. Here she 
was hurrying to the city to buy a hat with a 



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twenty-dollar bill given her especially for the 
purpose, and now all at once her errand had 
become quite futile, her precious hat money 
had disappeared. She could go to Kobert's law 
office and get more— but what would he think 
of lier? He was very careful in everything, 
while she — well, from childhood she had never 
been famous for prudence. 

Mrs. Meacham's heart grew hard. The 
woman in her seat had taken it — nobody else 
could have done so. She would charge her 
with it — only, she didn't knov^ how to begin. 
She was thinking of a number of opening sen- 
tences appropriate to a delicate subject like 
that when — they w^ere at the Harlem Bridge 
now — her companion arose and herself retired 
in the direction of the dressing room, leaving, 
even as Mrs. Meacham had done, her hand bag- 
on the seat. 

Mrs. Meacham looked about her. Every- 
body appeared absorbed in his, or her, own af- 
fairs. The hand bag lay there, like a challenge. 
If that woman had taken the bill she might 
have thrust it hastily into it, and it would still 
be there. Guiltily her heart going, her eyes 
wearily watching the two old men across the 
aisle, Mrs. Meacham drew the bag toward her, 
pressed the spring, and looked in. Then her 
heart gave a backward somersault. There it 
was : Right on top of everything lay a bright, 
new, twenty-dollar bill — her very own ! Three 
seconds later that bill was out of there, the bag- 
closed and back in its place. 

Mrs. Meacham did not wait for her seat 
companion to return. They were in the tunnel 
by this time, and she decided not to linger. She 
also decided not to stay in the same car. She 
did not care to charge a person who looked 
like that with crime, even where the case was so 
clear. She wanted only to get far away from 
her forever and buy a new hat and get home 
with it. :" 

Mrs. Meacham did not have a very enjoy- 
able day. Several times she imagined she saw 
a tall, handsome lady who had so belied her 
looks ; once in a department store she was al- 
most certain of it. 

Suppose after all, somebody else had slyly 
abstracted the contents of her bag — somebody 
when she was getting on the train — she had 
heard of such things. But that was impossible. 
Still, she could not get over the guilty feeling, 
and she found it hard shopping. She ended by 
buying quite a large hat, to please Robert, 
though she hestitated and looked long enough 
for it to miss her train. She examined the pas- 
sengers anxiously, half expecting to find her 
companion of the morning among them. She 



wasn't discoverable and Mrs. Meacham felt 
better. She improved considerably when the 
train passed Stamford; she reached Norwalk 
in quite good spirits. Nobody was waiting for 
her at the station, as of course they had not 
known just when she would come. 

Mrs. Meacham took a cab and drove home 

rather thoughtfully. She was beginning to 
wonder now whether or not she should tell 
Robert of her adventure. His legally trained 
mind gave him peculiar ideas about such mat- 
ters; he might doubt her right to open the 
woman's bag, even under the circumstances. 
The more she thought about it the less sure she 
was that Robert would approve. She decided 
not to tell him — not at the first moment, any- 
way. 

Then she noticed they had reached the 
house, and her sister Bella had opened the door 
for her. ;v'^- :;■:■•■'>. ■'-■■■;.■■■■■''■■ 

"Why, Carrie," she said, "you got your 
new hat, after all, didn't you?" 

Mrs. Meacham stared at her with a sort of 
sinking sensation. 

"Of course," she said. "That was what I 
went for, wasn't it?" 

"Yes, I knoM% but what did you buy it 
with?" 

The sinking sensation increased. Mrs. 
Meacham's eyes began to take on a wild look. 

"Why, with the twenty-dollar bill Robert 
gave me, of course. What makes you ask 
.that?" . :,,.;,■ , 

"But Carrie, dear, you didn't take it; you 
left it in your room. I found it on the floor 
after you were gone ! " 

Mrs. Meacham staggered a little, opened 
her mouth to speak, then shut it again without 
any particular sound. Mr. Robert Meacham 
just then appeared down the hall, a tall lady 
behind him. Something about her outline was 
not good for Carrie Meacham's state of mind. 
She caught her sister for support, but just then 
Robert said, quite cheerfully: 

"It's all right, Carrie. I've carefully ex- 
amined the evidence and there seem to be ex- 
tenuating circumstances. Edith will have her 
turn, and shop with YOUR twenty dollars to- 
morrow. Come and kiss her and be forgiven. 
And say Carrie, yor.r hat's a regular peach !" 



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Songs of tlie Hill Folk 

You have left us Hiigli MacFadden, 
You have gone to make yonr name, 
And to carve your niche immortal 
In the golden halls of fame. 



0, it's sore we miss yon, Hnghie, 
When the hard day's work is done, 
And the lads and lassies gather 
For to have their merry fun. 

Sure we miss your voice in singin' 
The old songs you knew so well, 
And we miss your brown eyes glancin'. 
And the sweet things they could tell. 

Now there seems to be just someone 
Who could make the sport go right, 
Who could make the dance go better, 
For his feet were swift an' light. 

But it's no use mournin', Ilughie, 
For the years will come and go, 
Before you're here among us, 
The same lad we used to know. 



John picked at his fiddle, 
And Maureen spun at her wheel, 
And the tones of both were blended, 
Into an ancient reel. 

My heart was far on the heather, 
Roaming o 'er scenes long known, 
Till the leaves, the Avheel and the fiddle, 
Caught it fast in the mesh they had thrown. 

And they brought it back to the shieling. 
And they softly sang it to sleep, 
When I woke from my dream and/ mur- 
mured, 
"My God, how the winds do weep." 

— LIAM MOR. 



You'll be little changed, I m thinkin'. 
Just the old-time, happy Hugh, 
Och, we're i)rayin', Hugh MacFadden, 
The Lord sends success to you. 

Tn the Laurel Glen when my love was fair, 
I wound a wreath for her golden hair, 
And T sang her a song of the summer day. 
When the west winds on their harps did, 
play. 



CONSTANCY 

Vou can't change the song of a shell from the 

sea — 
Its sussurus you can't make untrue — 
No more than my heart, can you break it or 

make it 
Throb a life-beat of self that's not you ! 

J. I. W. '98. 



But now that my love is old and gray, 
No more to the Laurel Glen 1 gae. 
But I sit at home by tli'^ fire where 
It's rod light shines in her silver hair. 



The rain had dampened the turf fire. 
And the blue smoke filled the room. 
Outside the young leaves, struggling, 
Afade weird music in the gloom. 



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The King of Eire's Rann 

Eire, my country, 

Alone, forsaken, by war-hosts broken, 

Love, I behold thee. 

Where are the legions of Maeve, 

And the battle breaking Fianna? 

Above thee drift thy dreams. 

Around thee lie thy shattered hopes, 

Powerless am I to aid thee — 

Weary, tired, iny land, 1 leave thee. 

Sundered are the Avails of thy castles. 

Thy forests are laid waste and desolate, 

And the mothers of thy sons are weak and 

shruidcen. 
Christ, for this was Patrick sent? 
For this were we thy people chosen? 
For this, dear Christ, for this? 

AND YET HE SEES HOPE 

Ah, Eire, no! 

The stony, bloody, direful be thy way, 
Thou yet shalt walk a queen 
Among the boAved nations of the AA^orld, 
Aiid all they children be a glory. 
And thou, since thou wert true, 
Shall have rcAvard, my love, 
Shall have thy triumph — 

k.?ince thou Avert true ! Since thou wert true ! 

From the Gaelic. 
— WM. J. METER. 



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THE VILLANOVAN 

^Published Bi-monthly by the Students of Villanova College 



Vol. VII 



DECEMBER, 1922 



No. 2 



EDITORIAL BOARD 

Editor -hi- Chief 
JAMES K. LANAHAN, '23 



THEODORE RIEMEL, 

Alnmni Motes 
JOSEPH D. GALLAGHER, '25 

Athletic Motes 
DENNIS A. O'NEILL, 24 



CircLilatioft Manager 
JAMES J. DALY, '24 

Assistants 
WILLIAM P. CRONIN, '24 
HERMAN R. O'BRIEN, '24 
JOHN F. CONNOLLY, '24 



THOMAS W. O'MALLY, '23 

College Motes 



25 



WILLIAM SHEEHAN 

Splinters 
EDWARD J. RITSON, '25 



Assistant Editors 

'24 WILLIAM J. METER, '25 

E.vlianges 
• WALTER M. RIORDAN, '24 
WILLIAM C. A. HENRY, '25 

Faculty Director 
Rev. JOSEPH E. HYSON, A. M., O. S. A. 

BUSINESS STAFF 

Business Manager 
■ THOMAS McINTYRE, '23 

Advertising Manager 
PHILIP HOLLAND, '25 

Assistants 
HENRY B. GRIFFITH, '26 WALTER R. KANE, '26 

JOSEPH R. McGUINN, '26 JOHN S. McGONIGLE, '26 



EDITORIAL 



AS usually occurs, the close of the foot- 
ball season brings up the (luestion of a 
coach for the coming year. The feel- 
ing seems to pervade the college that 
Villanova teams should be coached by 
Villanova men. This sentiment is indeed laud- 
able in every respect. If such a course were 
followed it would undoubtedly increase the in- 
terest of the student body in the team as well as 
strengthen the morale of the players them- 
selves. In most of our large universities Avhere 
athletic prominence has been attained, this 
course has been folloAved and its results have 
been extremely gratifying. It is true that a 
coach, who is' not an alumnus of the college 
at which he is employed, will have an interest 
111 his team, but that interest is purely a per- 
soiijil one prompted by a desire for personal 
glory and hope for greater monetary rewards 
ill Iho future. An alumnus, however, in coach- 



ing a college team, will be animated by the 
higher motive of bringing greater honor to his 
Alma Mater, regardless of what may be in 
store for him as a reward for his labors. 

There are colleges which are unable to pick 
from the rolls of their alummi men who are 
competent to direct their teams through a suc- 
cessful season, but Villanova cannot be placed 
in this category. As we review the football 
lieroes of the past, the name which seems closest 
to Villanova is that of "Hughie" McGeehan. 
For four years he gave every thing he pos- 
sessed. The memory of his deeds on the grid- 
iron holds a warm spot in the hearts of both 
students and alumni. Of his ability we need 
present no long discoursive argument, but 
nun-ely a reference to the Villanova Prep., 
^^■llich was under his tutelage during the past 
season. From a group of inexperienced men, 
who, with the exception of four, had never 



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donned a football suit before, he developed a 
championship team. In our opinion these 
facts would justify his appointment as varsity 
football coach for the coming season. It is be- 
yond preadventure of a doubt that in him Villa- 
nova Avould find the means of athletic recon- 
struction, holding, as he does, a name to be 
compared to in Villanova athletics and above 
all the ability to bring results. Furthermore, 
would it not gladden the hearts of Villanova 's 
sons to see one bound to them by the strongest 
ties as the link which joins the glory of the 
past with the hope of the future. 



With the Christmas holidays at hand and 
the prospects of the coming days of festivity 
before us, we are apt to forget the events of 
the past few months in our anticipation of the 
future. We have had our victories and de- 
feats in the field of athletics, and many things 
have not gone just as M^e would wish them ; but, 
on the other hand, we cannot deny that there 
were numerous incidents which were deserving 
of our gratitude. For some years past, such a 
thing as college spirit at Vilknova has been 
practically an unknown quantity. If it existed 
at all, it was so far beneath the surface that it 
was totally undiscernible. With the infusion 
of younger blood into the administrative offices 
at the college, the general attitude of the stu- 
dents towards Villanova has taken a decided 
turn for the better. Never in the history of 
the college did such great throngs witness its 
athletic events. A large percentage of the 
students was prevent at every game, regardless 
of the distance which they were compelled to 
traverse, sometimes under the most difficult 
circumstances. 

The social and professional societies of the 
college have shoAvn by their increased activity 



that this new spirit has inspired them to 
greater activity, and they have accomplished 
things never before attempted in the college. 
An outstanding example of this is the recent 
"Belle Air Ball" given by the senior class, 
marking the highest point which we have at- 
tained in the sphere of social activities. With- 
out detracting from the efforts of the dance 
committee, we feel justified in our belief that 
the success of this dance is largely attributable 
to the cooperation and unselfish assistance of 
the college officials. Through the efforts of 
Father McGuire, large and comfortable quar- 
ters have been secured for the convenience of 
the day students, who previously spent their 
free hours in wandering aimlessly through the 
corridors. .'-.,■. 

These new conditions, while they may seem 
of little importance to the casual observer, are, 
nevertheless, of momentous importance for 
those to whom the name of Villanova is dear. 
They signify a new and closer relation between 
faculty and student body, which will bear its 
fruit in years to come. The great difficulty 
under which Villanova has so long labored, is 
the lack of interest taken by the alumni in the 
affairs of the college. In order to strengthen 
the bond between the alumni and the student 
body in the future, it is highly essential that a 
deep interest in the college shall be instilled 
into the students during their years at Villa- 
nova. This the college authorities are success- 
fully accomplishing without the flourish of 
trumpets and idle words, but in their own 
quiet way. To the college authorities we tender 
our congratulations and venture the predic- 
tions that theirs will be a bright page in the 
history of Villanova. 

—JAMES KENT LANAHAN, Editor. 




THE VILLANOVAN 



15 




AT THE FRESHMAN'S ELBOW 

;; Rah Rah University, Dec. 15, 1922. 

Dear Pater:—--. ■■■, ■ ",.-:■;;:. ■,>■.'■>■■ 



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HAT $100.00 you sent me is all gone. 
Yon know I've had very heavy ex- 
penses this month. In fact I had to 
buy two new text books and a couple 
of pencils. I forget whether said 
books cost forty or fifty iron men but anyhow 
1 got a bargain. The girl at the book store said 
1 was the only fellow that she would sell the 
books to at cost. She seems to know a live wire 
when she sees one. I think I'll make a date 
with her when you send me some more mazuma. 
I got into a friendly little game of African 
golf the other night. I dropped — now let me 
see — Jim got an I. 0. U. for $50.00, Jack took 
$25.00 and Dave a measly $10.00. Rather cheap 
for the fun, don't you think? The fellows 
would appreciate it if you would pay up. 

One of the prefects, however, seemed to 
think I had hard luck because he said some- 
thing a])Out giving me two weeks' vacation. 
Rather considerate, eh, what? : / r 

I've learned quite a bit since I came to col- 
lege. teinpero, mores. You see, pater, I 
know my Latin exceedingly well. And the 
other day I learned how to ask the soda jerker 
for "white mule" in Greek. 

Well, pater, I just flipped up a coin and 
found out that this must be my night off. So I 
will now cork up the ink bottle. 
Your loving filius, 

HAROLD. 



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^ ^ ^ 'ED' McGRADY 

"Iild" McGrady, former Varsity star and 
now assistant coach, is making a reputation for 
himself in professional football in Philadelphia. 
Ed has been playing with the Clifton Heights 
team, which is considered one of the strongest 
teams in this vicinity. McGrady was one of the 
best halfbacks ever produced at Villanova. 



X LAWRENCE CLUB 

The Lawrence Club of Villanova has made 
final plans for the third annual ball which is 
to be held during the Christmas holidays. Sev- 
eral committees have been appointed by the 
president, C. Joseph McNally, and they have 
made elaborate plans for the affair, which 
promises to be one of the best of the college 
balls to be held during the holiday season. 

The officers of the clubs are: President, C. 
Joseph McNally; vice president, Walter M. 
Riorden; secretary, James Z. X. Walsh; treas- 
urer, James R. Griffin. 

The members of the club are : Raymond G. 
Barry, William P. Cronin, Harold F. Bradley, 
Clarence J. Dana, Augustine L. Delaney, James 
J. Dyer, John P. Driscoll, William B. Ford, 
John E. P^lynn, James R. Griffin, Frederick B. 
Griffin, John J. Hagan, John J. Jones. James 
B. McCann, Thomas F. McCarthy, Philip A. 
McMahon. C. Joseph McNally, William J. Po- 
laski Walter M. Riorden and James Z. X. 
Walsh. 



CONDOLENCES 



The Villanovan extends its tender sympathies 
to Louis Wescott, '25, on the recent death of his 
mother, and to James Southworth, '25, on the 
death of his grandmother. 



FRESHMAN 



The Class of '26 has elected the folloAving 
members as officers for the coming year: 

President, Samuel D. Bond. 

Vice President, Harry Griffith. 

Treasurer, Joseph McHugh. : 

Secretary, John D. Hannahan. 

Sgt-at-Arms, Charles K. Burt. 

Joseph McGuinn was appointed chairman 
of the entertainment committee for the ensuinji' 
vear. 



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BELLE AIR BALL 



THE crowning social achievement of 
the Class of 1923 was the first Belle 
Air Ball, held in Alumni Hall, Novem- 
ber 28. The ball far surpassed any- 
thing of its kind that has taken place 
at Vi'lanova up to the present time. The ex- 
tensive decorations, the music, the supper, and 
the many other innovations intended to add to 
the pleasure of the guests, all reflected the un- 
selfish efforts of the committee in charge and 
the Class of 1923. 

The decorations, while elaborate, did not in 
any way overstep the bounds of good taste. 
The color scheme of the decorations was blue 
and gold. The ceiling was completely hidden 
by three arches of blue drapery, from which 
gold lamp shades and baskets of flowers were 
suspended. The walls were covered by art 
panels and drapery. Extending along the en- 
tire south wall was a patronesses' box in the 
form of a pergola entwined with smilax and 
ferns. The orchestra was on the opposite side 
of the hall in a similar though smaller enclo- 
sure. The entrance and lounging rooms were 
decorated with the national colors. 

A catered supper was served during inter- 
mission in the college refectory. During this 
repast, solos were rendered by niehibers of the 
orchestra and Francis C. Pickett, the popular 
Varsity star. 

The reception committee for the ball was 
made up of the following members: Mr. and 
Mrs. Paul H. Quinn, Mr. and Mrs, J, Stanley 
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Murtha P. Quinn, Hon. and 
Mrs. Charles D. McAvoy, Mr. and 'Mrs. A. L. 
Schneider. 

Tlie success of the ball was due in a large 
measure to the untiring efforts of the commit- 
tee, Avhich Avere under tlie direction of the fol- 
lowing chairmen : Charles I^. Laughlin, general 
chairman, EdAvard J, Burke, Charles A. Calla- 
nan, Leo V, Devine, Christopher J. McNally 
and Phineas T. Vize. 

To the patrons and patronesses, the mem- 
bers of the faculty, and their many friends 
among the student body who assisted in mak- 
ing the ball a success, the Class of 1923 extends 
its grateful appreciation. 



Already the students, especially the fresh- 
men, are '(ooking forward to vacation and 
pleasant hours aAvay from liooks and studies 
for a few weeks. Rumor has it that one in- 
telligent student of this institution has the 
seconds calculated until Ave are permitted to 
leave tlin grounds for the Christmas A'acation. 



Various groups, especially the *'up-staters" 
and the Lawrence aggregations, are planning 
social activities during these weeks, while still 
others of pessimistic nature are looking for- 
Avard to the ordeal of 'mid-years' Ave shall be 
obliged to undergo on our return. Well, there 
is ahvays someone "taking the joy out of life." 



VILLANO VA COLLEGE ORCHESTRA 



THE Villanova College Orchestra, under 
the supervision of the Rev. William E. 
Donovan, 0. S. A., took Villanova and 
vicinity by storm, shoAvering its magic 
melodies on all those Avho attended the 
socia's at the college. The personnel of the 
orchestra is as follows: Kenneth Cook, pianist, 
who hails from the sunkist coast of California 
and a product of Art Hickman's Orchestra; 
James Miller, violinist, Avho was infused Avith a 
love for melody when a youth at the greatest 
natural resort of America — Niagara Falls; 
Marty Magee, hanjoist, and Ed. Schaffer, saxo- 
phonist Avho received their musical training in 
the "City of Brotherly Love"; Joseph "Sun- 
shine"' Kenny, traps and^ director, Avho pos- 
sesses that NcAV York City style, Avhich ranks 
foremost with all terpsichorean artists. : : 



KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SHOW 

The Neri Players, under the direction of 
Thomas Fitzgerald, '98, presented a Musical 
Extravaganza (to borrow the language of the 
i:>osters), in the Auditorium on Monday eve- 
ning, November 20th. The players presented a 
pleasing program. The first part included an 
old-time minstrel and the second a sketch, en- 
titled "A Quiet Night." 

At eight o'clock the ucav college orchestra 
started the program Avith chosen selections. 
This Avas folloAved by the minstrel. Mr, George 
JMorris Avas exceedingly humorous to the audi- 
ence Avhen he endeavored to present a picture 
of "My Old NcAV Jersey Home." Miss Amelia 
Thomas rendered the popular hit, "For the 
Sake of Auld Lang Syne." Miss Thomas has a 
pleasing voice and her selections Avere greatly 
applauded by the audience. 

Directly after the entertainment a dance 
Avas held in the Alumni Hall, music being fur- 
iiished by the College Orchestra. 

The entire affair Avas under the auspices of 
Villanova Council, Knights of Columbus, 2228. 
and Avas the first of a series of entertainments 
to be given by it during the Avinter nioutlis. 



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DELTA PI EPSILON 

HE Delta Pi Epsiloii Fraternity has as 
its spiritual Director the Kev. Joseph 
Hyson. Father Hyson possesses an 
abundance of humor, which he occa- 
sionally is called on to give to the 
members. Pres. "Denny" O'Neill, who is; 
sporting editor of The Norristown Times, is 
anxiously awaiting the start of the Inter-Frat 
basketball tournament so that the names of his 
fraternity brothers may be gloriously and glar- 
ingly printed in a real newspaper so that "all 
to whom this may concern" may read. 

The financial condition of the Fraternity is 
excellent. Credit is due Messers. Thomas Mc- 
Laughlin and William Henry for the integrity 
shown in accomplishing this task. 

The new members will be initiated in a week 
or so. Many fine fellows have been pledged 
find a jolly evening is expected to be had by all. 
Among the members of last year's basket- 
ball squad there are John Connolly, Joe Kenny, 
Walter Gagen, Joe Greeley, Tom McLaughlin, 
Fred Jaimison and several others. And with 
the additional new material which will be 
ushered in our prospects look brightest for the 
inter-frat championship. 



COLLEGE CALENDAR 

Publication of the College Calendar is well 
under way and it will be in the hands of the 
students before the Christmas holidays. The 
calendar, something new in our ranks, is bound 
to meet the approval of all. Rev. J. P. Mc- 
Guire, 0. S. A., the vice president and his staff 
of capable assistants, are contributing many 
interesting features, and wish to establish it as 
an annual publication. Father McGuire may 
be assured that the students will do their bit 
to help put the calendar "across." 

Our faithful alumni might well advance this 
movement by purchasing one. 



THE HISTORY OF ATHLETICS ' 

The History of Athletics, a book containing 
all records of "sports at Villanova since the ))e- 
ginning, is to be published about January 28rd, 
1928. l^ut there is still some data that is near 
and dear to every heart of Villanova 's sons. If 
any former student or Alumnus can send it in it 
wi.l be greatly appreciated and its safe return 
is assured. Please address all matters to 
('harles A. McGeehan, Graduate Manager of 
Athletics, Villanova College. Villanova, Penna. 



PHI KAPPA PI 

The regular monthly meeting of the Phi 
Kappa Pi was held in the Auditorium Thurs- 
day evening, November 10th. At this meeting 
two lectures were given and were well received 
by the members. Mr. C. Joseph McNally, pres- 
ident, gave a talk on the growth of re-inforced 
concrete building construction and he gave 
many interesting examples of conditions met 
with on the outside. ^ ,; \;;;v ; ■ 

The second lecture of the evening was given 
by Professon John J. Sweeney of the Engineer- 
ing School. Mr. Sweeney gave an illustrated 
talk on the, "Manufacture of Cement." The 
speaker, in his very thorough description of the 
means employed in the manufacture of this 
great building necessity, showed a broad and 
thorough knowledge of his subject. 

Mr. Sweney is an active member of this so- 
ciety and has already arranged for an exhibit 
of highway construction for Villanova at the 
beginning of the new year. Through his zeal- 
ous endeavors in the furtherance of the plan to 
combine the theoretical with the practical, the 
engineers of Villanova can be assured of many 
very interesting lectures upon things technical 

during the remainder of the scholastic year. 

In conjunction with speakers from the out- 
side field, the senior members of the society will 
gi\e talks at the regular meetings. 

Arrangements are now pending for the an- 
nual dance of the engineers to be held after 
the mid-year exams, and it promises to far sur- 
pass the endeavors of other years. 

New members, as according with custom, 
will not be admitted until February. 



ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 

It has been rumored that the Athletic Asso- 
ciation is planning the introduction of Fresh- 
man athletics at Villanova next September. 
This movement will meet the approval of all 
students and is sure to promote the athleLic 
welfare on the campus. The "Freshies' will be 
under the direction of capable coaches and 
schedules with various teams are to be ar- 
I'anged. The older students are awaiting the 
outcome with interest. 

At a recent meeting of the Athletic Associa- 
tion, Walter M. Riorden, '24, was ejected first 
assistant manager of basketljall and John Z. 
Jordan, '24, first assistant football manager. 



18 



THE VIL'LANOVAN 



LAMBA KAPPA DELTA 



THE annual Lamba Kappa Delta dance 
will be held January 9, 1923, in 
Alumni Hall. This affair, which has 
predominated over others of its na- 
~~^ ture, will even surpass all previous 
ones. A very competent committee, consisting 
of. James Dempsey, Edward Dignan, Vincent 
Bittner, George Crawley, James Southworth, 
Walter Joyce and Anthony Margagliano, has 
been appointed by President Gallagher. The 
coiiimittee has been given absolute authority 
and under Mr. Dempsey 's direction expects to 
set the pace for all fraternal dances held during 
the coming winter. 

The basketball team, which distinguished 
itself in former years, has obtained the services 
of Thomas Lynch, a varsity star. It expects to 
capture first place in the inter-frat league. 

A valuable attractive victrola has been in- 
stalled in the club rooms, which bears the in- 
scription, "Dedicated to the Class of 1922 by 
the Pre-medical Soliety of Villr.,nova College." 



At a recent meeting of the Northeastern 
Pennsylvania Club the following officers were 
elected: President, James B. Dempsey, '24; 
vice president, Thomas J. McLoughlin, '25; 
secretary, T. Robert Sullivan, '24; treasurer, 
John L. Dever, '26, 

Plans have been formulated for a ball to be 
held in the Crystal Ball Room at the Hotel 
Casey in Scranton on the 27th of December. 
The following dance committee has been ap- 
pointed : Matthew A. Lynch, chairman ; James 
K. Lanahan, Kenneth R. 'Toole, Thomas M. 
McDonnell, John P. Conlon and Joseph L. 
Kenny. 

This is the first affair to be attempted by the 
members of this organization, and to make it a 
complete success each man is doing his utmost 
— not only that but the members of Villanova 
Alumni who live in that section have entered 
Avhole-heartedly into the spirit of the plan; 
Avith such mutual cooperation the result can be 



nothing but gratifying and conducive to the 
best interests of Villanova. 



A well-known college executive's timely 
warning cautioning stu.dents on the treatment 
of school property should be heded by all. Any 
damage committed is certainly not done inten- 
tionally, but in a spirit of carelessness to which 
all students are prone. Tn our own individual 
homes we would consider as a sacrilege many of 
the indiscretions we are guilty of here. Still 
Villanova is our home for a larger part of the 
year. Let us then as grateful students strive 
to protect her property. 



JUNIORS 



Class rings of an attractive design have 
been chosen by the class and the contract 
awarded to the J. P. Mulligan Co., of Wash- 
ington. It is expected that the rings will be 
ready for delivery during the month of Janu- 

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Arrangements for the annual »Junior Prom 
are progressing rapidly. It is their intention 
to make this affair better than ever before. 



EDWARD McKENNA 

Edward McKenna, a student at St. Rita's 
Hall, died in Misericordia Hospital, following 
an operation for appendicitis. 

He was an earnest student, a willing worker, 
and above all, a good fellow. His presence will 
be greatly missed by his associates. 

To his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mc- 
Kenna, the Villanovan extends its sympathy. 



FRESHMEN FROLICS OF '23 

The Class of '26 will hold its second enter- 
tainment of the year in the form of a vaudeville 
show and dance in the college auditorium on 
Tuesday evening, January 16, 1923, at 8 o'clock. 



THE VILLANOVAN 



19 




Joseph "Beef" McCarthy, of Lawrence, 
Mass., former football star and captain of the 
1921 Varsity, is now connected with the Bronx 
district of the Edison Electric Company in New 
York City. .;■::. ■■a;.:'^; :•..:.%■ ■. 

Paul Lawler and Thomas P. Fox, ex '25, 
and Dennis "Margie" Burns, '21, are students 
in the Dental School of the University of Penn- 
sylvania. 

James M. Kennedy, '22, is now professor of 
mathematics and physics in the high school in 
Palmira, New York. 

John Sheehy, who received his B. A. from 
Villanova last June, is now a student at the 
Medical School of Cornell University. 

Theodore "Judge" Hammond, '22, was a 
recent visitor at Villanova. "Judge"' is now a 
realtor in New York City. 

John F. Coan, '20, is head of the English 
department in the High School at Salem, Mass. 

Harry S. Bueshe, '22, is now employed as an 
electrical engineer for the Follanchee Sheet 
and Tin Plate Company, at Toronto, Ohio. 
"Admiral" will be remembered as the stintil- 
lating forward and captain of the Phi Kappa Pi 
team of the inter-fraternity league, champions 
of last year. 

William T. "Bill" Bride, '22, is now man- 
ager of the firm of Bride & Grimes, at Law- 
lenee, Mass. 

William "Bill" Shea, '22, paid a visit to 
Villanova recently. "Bill" is noAV a student in 
the Medical School of New York University. 
Elmer "Midnight" Ilertzler, '22, star end of 



the 1921 Varsity and whose versality is a by- 
word at Villanova, is now employed in the En- 
gineering Department of the Baldwin Locomo- 
tive Works in Philadelphia. > 

Paul J. McNamara, A. B. '22, is now a stu- 
dent at the Long Island Medical College. 
"Mack'' was a guard of last year's Varsity 
football team. 

Francis G. Ceravelo, '22, and Leo Delury, 
'21, are also students at Long Island Medical 
College. 

James B. Purcell, '22, former business man- 
ager of The Villanovan, is now a student at 
Jefferson Medical College. Good luck, Jim. 

Word has reached this department tliat 
Villanova men are among the leaders of their 
classes at Georgetown Medical School. Gon- 
zales Reyes, '21, is winning first honors in his 
class there this year, keeping the pace which 
he set for liimelf on entering Georgetown last 
year. Manuel Lezamenta, '22, who entered 
that school this year, is reported to be leading 
his class. We wish to congratulate and wisli 
them success. 

"Larry" Brahan, '21, is witli the Pickett 
Construction Company of New York City, 
where Ave understand he holds a position of re- 
sponsibility. 

George "Toots" McCann, '20, who was mar- 
ried to ]\Iiss Cathrine A. Connolly on Saturday. 
Nov. 25th, at Lowell, Mass., visited Villanova 
while on their honeymoon. The Villanovan 
wishes to congratulate this happy couple. 



20 



THE VILLA NO VAN 




THE football season, after the Duquesne 
battle staged on the campns, in which 
the varsity squad emerged with the 
fruits of victory, has now passed into 
history. All that remains is the envia- 
ble record achieved by the Villanova squad. 

The 1922 season can rightfully be termed 
successful for Villanova. Meeting stronger 
and harder foes for the first time in years the 
gridiron gladiators decked in the moleskins of 
the Blue and White earned the honors in five 
games, tied one and lost three, all by close 
margins. 

in past years, Villanova was handicapped 
somewhat by the dearth of material, which is 
absolutely essential for the moulding of a first- 
class football team. But this year the direct 
obverse was shown at Villanova, when there 
was not only enough material, but an abun- 
dance of clever players, well versed in the art of 
footballing. ' . ' 

Villanova had all the essentials that go iv» 
make up a Avinning ' gridiron combination. 
Coat'li Miller, assisted by Coaches McGrady and 
Little, performed yeoman duty in rounding the 
sf|uad into first-class shape with only a few 

weeks in which to institute their systems and 
styles of play. With only three of the varsity 
squad lost from next year's team, one is safe in 
])redicting a rosy outlook for Villanova on the 
gridiron in 1923. 

Villanova handed defeats to Western Mary- 
land, Catholic University, Muhlenberg, Mt. St. 
Mary's and Duquesne. Holy. Cross, Boston 
College and Gettysburg registered defeats 
against the Villanova team, after four periods 
of fierce struggling. , 

Villanova 's strongest asset was its line 
which every team that faced it found impreg- 
nable. 

Sayers and Pickett were the outstanding 



stars on the line this year. Both of these men 
played consistently throughout the entire sea- 
son. Especially in the Holy Cross and Boston 
College games these men shone above the rest. 

Bachman and Greely also played well on.|;h^ 
line, but due to the fact that they, were not in 
MS many games as Pickett and Sayers their 
worth is not so easily determined. 

Kriag, Burt, Cunjak and Youngfleish also 
looked well in the frays they got into, Mc- 
Clernan, at center, was a consistent man all 
year. 

Dora and Longua, the Villanova ends, were, 
features duriiig the entire season. Longua ex- 
celled in the punting line, Avhile Dora went best 
at receiving forward passes. Longua played in 
the backfield for a few games and performed 
creditably. 

In the backfield Captain Bill Cronin, Con- 
nolly, McLaren, l^lanchfield, Slatniski, Daley 
and Sirdevan were Villanova 's best bets. 

Sirdevan, Cronin and Connolly featured in 
virtually every game of the year. 

Sirdevan, during the entire season, tried for 
field goals six times. Five of his attempts were 
successful. At Boston College in seven succes- 
sive plays in the last period he caught forward 
passes. 

Connolly got off several end runs for the ■ 
Main Liners which earned for him the title of 
the greatest ground gainer this year. 

McLaren and Slatniski were superb when it 
came to line plunging. Slatniski will improve 
and ought to be a world beater next year. 

Blanchfield was given very little opportun- 
ily to play this year, but in the games in Which ^ 
he did play he was there with the fight. 








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THE V ILL AND VAN 




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^w<^ 111'] r<Hil Ijiill scjisoii. fit'tcr tlic DiKHicsiic 
1 hjittl,' st;i^T(l on llic cainpiis. in wliicli 

llic \-;ii-sily s(jii;i(l (imM'^'cd with tlic 
'niits ol' vi.-liiiy. Ii;is ii()\\' passed iiilo 
history. A 1 1 t liat rciiiaiiis is 1 he I'livia- 
li|(.' I'M'oi'd acldcNcd liy till' \'illai.()\a s(|iiad. 

■'riic \\)'1'1 s('a<(iii can ri^lil I'nMy he tci-iiu'd 
siifMM'ssful fill' N'iManux'a. M.'('tiii«i' slfun^'cr 
and liai'dci- I'mcs I'nr the lirst time in years llie 
li'iidiron uiadiat ors de(d<ed in llie MH)!eskins ot' 
Ihe lUue and While eaiiied the hitiiofs in \\\v 
•^'allies, lied dii,' and h)st three, all iiy close 
■ nni r<i'ins. ;:,■;■.::;',.', ;/■; :- y v..,/- ■,,--■/ '■"^(■■'■V,:-^;-:. .'•' ^;-^ ■ 

In past years. \'illano\'a W'as lrainlica|)ped 
sonn'wdnil hy the dearth ol' nudei'ial. which is 
al>solnt<'ly essenlial I'or the nionldin<i' of a (irst- 
(dass I'oothall team. I'.nt \\\\-^ year the direct 
ol)\ei-se was shown at \'iliano\a. wdien there 
was not only enonii'li niaierial. hnl an alinn- 
dance of (de\('r players, well \-erse(l in the art o!' 
fool ha I lin<i\ 

\'illano\a had all the essentials that ^o i.i 
niake up a winnini.;' u'ridiron coinliinat ion. 
< oa:-li .\lil'er. assi-led liy ('oaeh;'s .\|c(;i'ady and 
Little, pei'ldrnnd yeoman duly in rmindinL;' the 
s<pnnl into lirsl-elass shape with only a few 
week's in which to insliinte tlieii' systems and 
styh'< of play. Willi only threi' df the \arsily 
^fpnnl losi from next year's team one i - safe in 
pri'diclin^' a rosy onllook for \'illano\a on the 
uridirini in IIIL')!. 

\'il:ano\a handed defeats to Western .\lary- 
iand. ('alholie I'nix'ersily. .\i nh lenlicru'. .\ll. St. 
Mary's and Dnipie.sne. Holy Cros.. lio.stini 
<'olle<i'e and ( iet lyshnrj^' re.lt'islei'ed d. 'reals 
against the N'illanova team, after four periods 
ol' Merer si r u !.;' u' I i n u' . 

\'d la n(i\a 's stron^'<'st as-el \\-as its line 
which ['wvy team thai faced ii I'miinl impreL;--, 
naM.': 

Sa\('i's and I'jckeii wei'e the, (nitst a ndin"' 



■^tais on the line this year. iiotli of these nn-n 
I layi'il ('onsisteiilly t li ron^'hont the entire sea-; 
.-on. Ivspecialiy in the Holy Cross and Hostoii 
('olle<j\' ji'ann's the-e nnm shone aho\-e the rest.: ■ 

l>a(dinian and (Jreely also played well on the 
line, lull (hie to the fact that lliey wei'e not in 
as uiaiiy ,yanies as i'i(d<ell and Sayei's iheir 
W'oi 1 li is not so easily I lelerinined. 

Kri ^^ I'.nrt, Cunjak and ^'onnj^'fleisli al<o 
l<>id\ed well in the frays they ,u',tt into. .Mc- 
CleriKUi. at i'cntei-. was a <'onsis1ent man all 
:;.y-ear.y' y'^'.\ ■:;):''"■'■'■ 

I'oi'ii and i.oii^'ua. the X'illanoxacnds, ^vere 
lealui'es dnrini.;' the entire season. Lon<i'ua ex- 
<■■ ll<'d ill tlie |)uiitinLi' line, while Dora went best 
at i'ecei\iMii' foi'w ard p.asses. Lon<i'na played in 
llie ha(d<lield foi' a few u'ames and pei'formed 
< red it a hly . 

In ike hacklield Captain r>ill ('I'oidn. Con- 
nolly, .\lci.areii. Idamdilield. Slatinski. Daley 
and SirdcN'an were \'illano\-a "s hest li.Ms. 

Sirde\an. ('roniii and Connolly featnred in. 
\ in i a \ \\ e\-ei y u'unn' of t he year. 

Sirdexan. diirin,u' the enlii-e season, tried f(n' 
iield U'oals six linn's. V'w-.' of his attempts were 
succ-esd'ul. \\ lioslon ('olle^'c in se\-en sncees- 
si\c plays in the last pei'iod he ean.ii'ht fin'ward 
passes. - . 

('oiinolly <z'ot off se\-eral end rnns for the 
.'di'in Liners which earned for him th:' 1 iile of 
1 he ,L':ie;'le-t uiMiiind u'ainer this year. 

.\l(d,aren and Slalni>ki were snperh when it 
••iime to liiH' pluiiL;in<^-. Slalniski will impro\-e 
and on^'lil to le a Wiwld healer next \.'ar. 
. I'.'anchlie'd was ^iv'en \<'V\ little opporlnn- 
!'.\' I'Milay t his year, hnl in 1 lie e-imes in wduidi 
he (lid i:lay he was thei-e with the [\\x\\\ . 





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THE VILLANOVAN 



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Catholic High 13, Villanova Prep 9 



SOR tlie second successive year, Hughie 
McGeehan's squad of gridiron glad- 
iators representing the Villanova Prep 
School, earned the right to battle for 
the crow^n of the Catholic Schools 
Jjtague. Last year, it will be remembered, the' 
Preps closed the regular league schedule in a 
triple tie with West Catholic and St. Joseph's 
for the league title. Villanova eliminated West 
(Jatholic in the first play-off, and then bowed 
to the superior playing of St. Joseph's in the 
final game. 

This year the Prep team again climbed to 
the top of the heap, sharing first place honors 
with Catholic High, whom they had previously 
lield to a 14 to 14 tie in an early season game 
Both teams travelled through a long season of 
gridiron travail with honors evenly divided. 
The league officials ruled that a play-off would 
be necessary in order to determine the winner 
of the crown."- :'■'■■'■■-.■ 

A\t\\o\\^\\ that game is now history, it be- 
hooves us to reminisce over the outcome of the 
game, and the plucky manner in which the Blue 
and White Preppers went down to defeat. Un- 
like last year, we cannot say that the better 
team won the game, for the Main Liners out- 
played and outfought the Catholic School lads 
in every conceivable phase of the game. 

The battle, which was staged in the Phillies 
ball park on December 9, before ten thousand 
frantic fans, was one of the brightest and snap- 
piest scholastic games ever played in the 
Quaker City. The score stood 13 to 9 at the 
end of the battle, with Catholic High on the 
long end. 

A brilliant and spectacvilar run by McKin- 
ney in the dying moments of that school-boy 
classic brought victory and joy to the hearts 
of the Cahillites. It also gave them the crown 
symbolic of the best that the Catholic Schools 
League possessed. 

Although defeated, the team under the 
tutelage of Hughie McGeehan went down with 
colors flying high, for it fought heroically 
and bravely, exerted its every humanely pos- 
sible effort in order to bring the much coveted 
crown to our school. But, unfortunate as it 
vvas, that run which the flashy Catholic High 
School lad uncorked was one that would have 
done justice to many college players. It was 
by far one of the brightest bits of individual 



play that was ever witnessed in scholastic 
ranks. 

Jiramie Quinn, wearing the colors of the 
Prep school for the last time on the gridiron, 
crowned himself with gljory. Philadelphia 
sports writers paid wonderful tribute to the 
Villanova signal singer. All of them took 
cognizance of his ability by selecting him as the 
leading school boy quarterback in this vicinity. 

McCann, tackle of the Prep school squad, 
earned the acclaim of all those sports writers 
who saw him in action in that stirring struggle. 
He tore the Catholic line to shreds, he ripped 
through the lines, spilled the backs for losses 
with reckless abandon. He raced around the 
opposite side of the line and dra,gged down the 
backs from behind. /^ ^ ■ 

Gordon Mackay, prolific sports writer of the 
Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote the following 
about the work of McCann : "He was easily the 
best linesman on the field, one that would make 
the eye of a college coach light with apprecia- 
tion and delight could he watch this young 
Goliath in action." 

The wonderful success that the Prep school 
athletes have attained in the field of sports be- 
speaks much for the future of the college in the 
realm of athletic competition. For it is certain 
that the lads who fought so bravely and earn- 
estly for the Blue and White Prep school will 
seek their higher education under the same 
crafty and far-sighted instructors that gave 
them their secondary education. 

Catholic High Villanova Prep 

Retter left end Driscoll 

Hickey left tackle Whalen 

R. Schmidt left guard Halpen 

N. Schmidt centre Courtney 

Sweeney right guard Krimm 

Boland right tackle McCann 

Maxwell right end L. Burns 

Shober quarterback Quinn 

McKinney . . . . . . .left halfback. .... .McGuinn 

Cassidy right halfback Martin 

McCauley. . . ....,, .fullback . . . . ...... . .Vail 

Score by periods: :^ 

Catholic High. . . ..... . . . . . . . .0 6 7—13 

Villanova Prep. . . . . . . . . ... . . .0 6 3— 9 



24 



THE VILLANOVAN 



BASKETBALL 



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ABOUT tliirty-fivo candidates for var- 
sity berths on the basketball team r^- 
ported to ("oaeh Mike Saxe in answer 
to the first call issued for cage timber. 
P^rom the present outlook, pros- 
pects for one of tlie l)est cage teams tliat ever 
represented the Blue and White are exceeding- 
ly brigiit. Earl Gray, captain of the five and 
one of the flashiest forwards in inter-collegiate 
ranks, has shown in the pre-season workouts 
that he retains that speed and dash that 
brought the fruits of victory on many occasions 
to Yillanova last year in the cage. 

Jack Ryan, veteran of two seasons, a prod- 
uct of Lansdowne High, is hors du combat for 
several wei4^s due to an operation performed 
for appendicitis. His absence will weaken the 
chances of the Villanovans, but it is expected 
that Ryan Avill make his return l)efore the New 
England trip, which by the way is rather stren- 
uous, in fact one of the stiffest schedules that 
the Blue and White has ever faced has been 
compiled by Student Manager Jimmy Walsh. 

Lynch, who has been filling Ryan's place at 
the forward position, has been doing splendid- 
ly. L^aich is close on the heels of Gray for the 
high-scoring honors. . 

Saxe has developed a first-class team at 
Villanova, and the team that Penn found it 
veiy difficult to win from last year has im- 
proved greatly. 

Niagara and Dartmouth are two teams on 
the schedule that promise stiff opposition. 
Niagara was recognized as one of the strongest 
teams in the east last year. Both of these 
games come late in the season. 

Coach Mike Saxe is a very strict disciplin- 
arian and will not allow his proteges to slacken 
their pace. He has one of the largest squads 
that has ever turned out for basketball here 
and it contains any amount of good material. 

Conrad is one of the new candidates this 
year who shows a great deal of promise and 
with a little more practice should be able to 
hold down a regular position on the first s(|uad. 



Smith, Conway and Connolly are others that 
are showing up well in the fight to displace last 
year's regulars. 

Harry Kreig and Laughlin, center and 
guard on last year's varsity, played splendidly 
in the two opening games of the season. Krieg 
has been bothered with a wrenched ankle, 
which he received in football this fall. 

The Villanova junior varsity has been suc- 
cessful in arranging a game with the Penn Jay 
Vees, to ])e played at Villanova in the early part 
of January. Assistant Manager Riordan is ar- 
ranging a schedule for the junior varsity and 
expeets to list about ten or twelve games. 

The following schedule has been arranged 
by Manager Walsh : 

Dec. 5 — Philadelphia Dental at home. 

" 7 — St. Francis at home. 

" 9— -Hahnemann College at home. 

" 14 — Lafayette at Easton, Pa. 

" 19 — Manhattan College at home. 
Jan. 5 — Duquesne at home. 

:" 6— Ursinus at home. 

" 11 — Niagara at home. 
J' 13— Temple at Philadelphia. 

I* 15 — College of Osteopathy at home. 

" 17 — Ursinus at Collegeville. 

" 20— St. Joseph's at home. 

" 23 — Albright at Myerstown. 
;*' 24— Lebanon Valley at Lebanon. 
v" 27— St. John's College at home. 
v" 31 — St. Joseph's at Philadelphia. 
Feb. 3 — Muhlenberg at Allentown. 

" 8— St. John's at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

" 9— St. Michael's at Burlington, Vt. 

" 10 — Univ. of Vermont at Burlington, Vt. 

" 12 — Univ. of Norwich at Northfield, Conn. 

" 13— Dartmouth University at Hanover. 

" 14- Connecticut Aggies at Storrs, Conn. 
; " 20— Seton Hall at home. 
V" 24 — Albright at home. ' 
"26 — Lebanon Valley at home. 
>^' 28— Seton Hall at South Orange, N. J. 
Mar. 3 — Temple at home. v ^ 

," 6 — St. Francis at Brooklyn. 
" 7— Crescent A. C. at Brooklvn. N. Y. 



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Villanova 40, Phila. Dental 19. 

Villanova College opened its basketball 
season with a victory by the one-sided score 
of 40 to 19 in a contest played on the Alumni 
court. Philadelphia Dental College was the 
defeated team. 

Gray, the elusive Villanova forward, starred 
for his team, scoring twelve foul goals and six 
field goals, more than the entire opposition' 
could tally when translated into points. ; 



Villanova 

Gray. . . . . . 

Lynch . . . . . 

Pickett. .. . 

^'caterio. . , 
Laughlin. . ; 



. forward 
. forward , 

. center . 
, .guard. . 

. guard . 



Phila. Dental 

. . . . Gallagher 

..v;.. Shank 
.... . . .Reese 

. , . Muldoon 
. . i . Huggans 



Field goals — Gray, 6 ; Lynch, Pickett, 8 ; 
Ijaughlin, Huggans, 2 ; Muldoon, Gallagher, 
Kreig, Camerly, Smith. Foul goals — Gray, 12; 
Huggans, 4; Gallagher, 6; Reese. Substitutes 
— Camerly, Smith, Kreig. Referee — Emery. 



Villanova 41, St. Francis 20. 

Villanova College defeated St. Francis, of 
Brooklyn, in its second basketball game of the 
season on the home court by the score of 41 

to 20. -c-:'v;:^^rv/v:;;,:i;.;;.^;::.>;,.y\ 

The Blue and White team was never really 
pushed during the game and when the first half 
ended led by 25 to 12. Always just a little over 
double the number of points credited its adver- 
sai'y, Villanova played easily and efficiently to 
the finish. 



"Gray and Lynch were the chief factors in 

the triumph. Lynch netted five field goals and 

excelled in his floorwork. ^^^i^^'^^^^:^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ ^ - 

Keating with a (juintet of double-deckers 

dragged dowii the visitors' honors. 



Villanova 

Gray. ... .;>. 
T. Lynch. ... 
Kreig. ...>.. 
Laughlin. ... 
Pickett..... . 



. .forward 
,; . . forward , 

; .center. . . 
... guard . 
; . . guard . . , 



St. Francis 

. . . .Keating 
. . . . Moren 
. . B. Lynch 
. . . Toughey 
. . . Morgan 



Field goals — Gray, 2; Lynch, 5; Kreig, 4; 
Laughlin, Pickett, Keating, 5 ; Moran, B. Lynch, 
3; Toughey. Fouls — Gray, 15;, Keating, 10. 
Time of halves — 20 minutes. Referee — Foster, 



AMATEUR BOXING 

The Villanova College boxing team entered 
the recent boxing tournament for the cham- 
],ionship of Philadelpliia. TJie team, consisting 
of Harry Simpkins, George Burns, John Gar- 
lock, James O'Donnell and "Sandy" McLaren, 
returned with one first place and three seconds. 
George Burns was awarded the championship 
of the 135 i^ound class, easily outpointing his 
(>pponents. Burns has greatly improved and 
the collegiate world is to hear more of him dur- 
ing the winter months, as Villanova plans this 
year to place her boxing team to the front. The 
large number of students that accompanied the 
team at its last appearance shoAved that the 
entire student body is l)ehind the movement. 




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FEEING as it does with its name, the 
November issue of "The Chimes" 
from Cathedral College, New York 
City, rings harmoniously throughout 
its pages with well written verse and 
prose. ^-,i■ ;■■'■/':;. 

The article, "Cresent and Cross," which, 
due to the political and religious ferment in the 
Near East, is an essay quite apropos. Only too 
true it is, as the author expressed, that Moham- 
medanism has been, and can be propagated only 
by the sword. With the Turk, religion and 
government have ever been united. Couple 
this beUef with predestination and we have the 
reason why those people down through the 
centuries have held themselves together in the 
face of mighty efforts by the Christians, to 
force them to disgorge their unlawfully ac- 
quired lands. ■^■//;;;^■■^■,/'^ :■■■.; ■;.■::.■■■ 

Many of the stories in "The Chimes" have 
the mechanical construction common to those 
written by Washington Irving, insofar as they 
commence with some well-known piece of liter- 
ary poetry. This method when used with dis- 
crimination tends to increase pre-knowledge of 
the theme. The Exchange Department gives 
at once its policy in the following couplet from 
Dryden: 

Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow ; 

He, who would search for pearls, must 
dive below. 

These opening lines are far superior to the 
niany bombastic and confusing artifices em- 
ployed by some magazines' exchange editors, 
who have not the breath to dive into a maga- 
zine's contents, but are pleased with whatever 
they bring up on their poorly made grappling 
irons. 



Light comes from the East and so does the 
"Ateneo" come from far off Manila. This 
magazine is a monthly publication and while 
we possess only the September issue, yet we feel 
that it rivals many of our domestic college 
journals. 

Their claim of having the largest Catho-ie 
College in the Philippine Islands causes a slight 
wonder at the brevity of the articles contained 
in the "Ateneo." While these essays are short 
yet they are free from florid expressions and 
portray only that which is essential to the 
understanding. h 

An article titled "Military Courtesy" is a 
Ircid exposition of the indications formed by 
the manner in Avhich officers and soldiers ob- 
serve the common courtesies attendant upon 
army life. The counsels contained therein 
would be pertinent for the lack of respect for 
authority much in vogue at the present. 

It is our earnest wish that the "Ateneo" 
will continue its exchange with us and in its 
next issue we shall see an Exchange Depart- 
ment reflecting the thought that "East is East, 
and West is West." ; 



Out in Beatty, Pennsylvania, there is pub- 
lished a monthly magazine called the "St. 
Vincent College Journal." It has in its No- 
vember number two articles which should lend 
themselves towards increasing its publicity. 
By running "Jimmy Tells the World" in in- 
stalments the editoi's make use of the principle 
of suspense, and, in this manner a very inter- 
esting story about ancient Greece causes read- 
ers to anxiously await the next "Journal." 

An editorial, "The War Debt," is one of the 
many needed and opportune descriptions of — 
the j)()ison in America's cup — viz.^ l)ritish 



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propaganda in the United States. Before and 
during the war, the object of the German 
l>ropagaHdists was to enlist American sentiment 
in favor of strict neutrality. After their na- 
tional fashion, the German proj^agandists ap- 
pealed to reason; sometimes with true logic; 
sometimes with false logic — but always with an 
attempt to influence the public mind by logical 
reasoning. The British kncM' better than 
that. They appealed to emotions. But better 
still they carried on their work under cover of 
the press. Now let us see how the above ap- 
plies to the mentioned editorial. 

The writer stated that responsibility for the 
debt muddle rests squarely upon the English 
statesmen. The American commissioners at 
the Allied conference placed the sum that Ger- 
inany could and should pay at $12,500,000,000. 
Lloyd George had promised his countrymen 
that Germany should pay not only reparations, 
but that it should be made to bear the whole 
burden of the British war debt and reconstruc- 
tion, including an enormous sum for pensions. 
Thus Germany was saddled with an unbearable 
debt of $36,000,000,000. Such a bhuider made 
it impossible for Germany to trade with Great 
Britain, but at the same time it enabled Ger- 
many to undersell Britain abroad. Then wide- 
spread unemployment was the result in Eng- 
land. How is Britain going to remedy this. 
She has hit upon the sliek trick of disseminat- 
ing the thought that the present state of debtor 
and creditor existing among Europe, England 
and the United States is the root of our national 
troubles. Her cry is that America, a veritable 
Shylock, prevents John Bull from charitably 
cancelling European obligations. 

Here we are, the United States with a col- 



lectible debt against England of $5,000,000,000, 
while the latter has a padded, a fictitious, yes, a 
forged debt against Continental Europe of 
$12,000,000,000. Should the cancellation be 
carried out, we would be the loser and more- 
over have ourselves saddled with Europe's 

debtsr :-v./;:;:;:Vj^:;;v:>;;v;/;;:/?v :;:,,. 

But the lamentable part of i1 all is that this 
policy of cancellation is being urged upon our 
legislators by the American firm of Morgan 
& Co. Perhaps they must do it since they take 
care of British financial affairs in this country 
and for services they receive remuneration. 



Well, well, now we have one from Missouri 
in the form of the November "Morning Star," 
published by the students of Conception Col- 
lege, Conception. Since they hail from Mis- 
souri, no doubt it will be taken in good part 
when we try to show them and offer a little 
criticism here and there as regards their maga- 
zine. ■/ ^'".■'■-"":^ :■ ^'':/''^ ■[:■'■:''■ ■.■■■.}■'■■ ■.■'■■■■;■■;■''.' 

The big fault wath their publication is that 
it lacks material — more editorials, three or four 
poems, and an Exchange Department would do 
Avonders towards making it an eagerly sought 
after quarterly in that section of the country. 

Upon starting to read this "Star" one is 
captivated at the outset by the poem "The Song 
of the Heart." Interest is furthered by the 
next two articles, each with the opposite end 
in view towards proving whether or not the 
government should own the railroads. After 
this it would seem that the bottom drops out 
of the reader's attraction for after such a good 
beginning one is inclined to ask why Conception 
student writers do not follow it up. 




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l.st Prefect — Hist! The gang in Murderer's 
Row must he hazing. 

2nd Prefect— So'/ 

1st Prefect — 1 heard one say shoot tifty and 
anotlier shoot ten, Tlien 1 heard a sound like 
the rattling of the victim's teeth. 



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Edison's Revised Questionaire 

If Solomon, a wise old, old bird, had a thou- 
sand wives, is Tommy Rodgers half Avitted? . 

Answer fully. 

Why is a banana? 

Where do dates come from? (The answer 
to this is compulsory.) ; :■ 

"Reds" McClernan is so pepped up over 
football that he's raising a gridiron mustache- — 
eleven on each side. 



The chemical engineers are working night 
and day trying to find the formula for steam 
which the janitor has apparently lost. 

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Whiskers — What is the difference be- 
tween "Gwendy" and an umbrella? 

Jit — Well, you can shut up an umbrella. 

Judging l)y the facial decoration of a num- 
ber of the students, the House of David has a 
long waiting list. 

'if 'X* w V^ 

"Of all the sad words of tongue oj- pen, the 
saddest are: 1 might have been elphlike aiid 
gi^aceful as a swan." — ^"Tiny" Rvmu. 



Prof. Leo Schaef er^Who was the first 
bookkeeper?. '■V-1 ■,■.■,■■■';/-'■;;/■ r^^^^ 

Student Leo Walsh — Well, Eve started the 
loose-leaf system, , 

Tommy O'Malley says he doesn't take Latin 
because it is a dead language and he is not 
burning the niidnight oil for an undertaker's 
•degree, '■:;■; ■^:-;^' ''-)'':::■:■.■ ''::'■:':'■:" ;.■„ "■:.:"■■■' :>';;.r;-;,:--;;''"' ;■;■;■; ,/-'■. 

The chef must think we are "African Grolf " 
artists, the way he hands out the "bones'' on 
Sunday, ,.; . ,:,-,,,:,,. 

The college barber (at basketball game)— 
Gimme tAvo "stupent" (student) tickets. 



A certain member of the circulation depart- 
ment has incurred the enmity of the Lawrence 
delegation by placing that metropolis ( ?) in the 
loreign classification. 

'ip -if IV 'W 

Dempsey — What do they do to a ship when 
it comes in two minutes late? 
McClosky — They dock it. 

:■.'■ v\.;j^; ■-■■■■:' ■ . « * * * .■../■•■■-■, V/- ■'■^.-^■■ 

Hughie — They serve us centipedes over in 
our dining room, 

Vize— Why? ; 

Hughie — We have been getting chicken for 
foni- voMrs and jdl 1 have found is legs, .■■'■ 



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Splinter Editor — Say, pop, how about some 
Splinters for the Villanovfin ? 

"Pop" (scratching head) — I've got one! 



Tony Coluntnno — Hurray for tlie Irish! 
We 're all right ! 



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"Goldberg's Living Models" 

IJooh McNutt George "Noisy" (h-awley 

Shrimp Smith " Peep ' ' Sheehan 

Major Gumbo Chas. Winn 

Pearl "Wrinkles" 

Pearl's Father. . "Jit" Ford 

Two Porters. . .'Gwendy' Griffin, 'Tiny' Ryan 
Conductor . .Charles (Reds) McClernan 

Manager, W. Pollard Poplaski. 

Stage Director, Hubert Ijanglois. 



"Scenario by "Kewpie" McNally/^^:^^^^ ■ -i ■ 
Publicity Manager, "Scoop" Egan. 
Orcliestra under the personal direction of 
"Sunshine" Kenny, 

Jb .««. 4fe 4fe 

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"Son-in-Law of Pa's" 

Cedric "Monk" Daly 

Pa "Nig" Gagan 

Ma "l^limp" Frainie 

The Twins Burgess Bros. 

Cedric 's Valet Darcy 

Officials same as above. 

Both plays now being presented at Villa- 
nova — continuous performance. 

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Doc Shaefer — Martin for why, you hold hands 
with Gagen. He's not her. ^^^^^^ ^ , V: 



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Ipse Dixit 
and Galileo 



There was much learning but 
little real knowledge in Galileo's 
time (1564-1642). Aristotle was 
swallowed in bad Latin transla- 
tions. Ipse dixit. No one checked 
him by what seemed vulgar, 
coarse experiment. 

Galileo fought against the 
dead hand of tradition. He did 
not argue about Aristotle, but 
put him to the test* Aristotle led 
his readers to believe that of two 
bodies the heavier will fall the 
faster. Galileo simply climbed 
to the top of the Leaning Tower 
of Pisa and dropped two un- 
equal weights. The "best peo- 
ple" were horrified; they even 
refused to believe the result — 
that the weights reached the 
ground in equal times. 

"Look at the world, and ex- 



periment, 
Galileo. 



experiment,** cried 



The biggest man in the i6th 



century was not Galileo in pop- 
ular estimation, but Suleiman 
the Magnificent, the Ottoman 
Emperor, who swept through 
Eastern Europe with fire and 
sword and almost captured 
Vienna. Where is his magnifi- 
cence now? 

Galileo gave us science — 
established the paramount 
right .of experimental evidence. 
Suleiman did little to help the 
world. 

Hardly an experiment is made 
in modern science, which does 
not apply Galileo's results. 
When, for instance, the physic- 
ists in the Research Laboratories 
of the General Electric Company 
study the motions of electrons 
inrarified atmospheres,or exper- 
iment to heighten the efficiency 
of generators and motors, they 
follow Galileo's example and 
substitute facts for beliefs. 



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