J THE mSSr rflfli in gt; S l-y; * niiiiitysui: S3iB l ; :: ? Utf ai : j ::;-: ;:'-;.-; : -,, rt ;a/v.-.-.;-.;:. ; Volume V. MUNDELEIN COLLEGE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 20, 1935 No. 7 Northwestern and Mundelein Debate Here This Evening Meets Scheduled with Loyola, St. Mary's, Winona, On Same Topic Crossing swords with Northwestern university, the Mundelein debate team will hold its first evening debate ol the season at 8 p. m. tonight in the College auditorium. Ruth Tangney, Jane Spalding, and Margaret Cleary will defend the affirma tive of the question, Resolved: That the several nations should make government monopolies of the manufacture and sale of munitions. George M. Schmeing, of the chemistry department, will act as chairman. The Mundelein team will debate the same question with Loyola university at Loyola tomorrow at 3 :30 p. m., and again with the team from St. Mary's college, Winona, on Friday evening, March 1. According to an announcement by Wil liam H. Conley, coach of debate, Mun delein will engage in another radio en counter with St. Viator's college, on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 :30 p. m. over sta tion WCFL. At the Junior Prom Eaytne Williams will present tne con- structive case and Ruth Tangney will give the rebuttal. On Feb. 8, the Mun delein team debated the munitions ques tion with Marquette university at Holy Angels high school, Milwaukee. Receives 76 Sodalists; Confers Promoter's Cross The Sodality of our Blessed Virgin has always been through the 350 years of its existence a select circle of loyal and devoted children of Mary, said the Reverend M. I. Carrabine, S.J., modera tor of Cisca, in his address to 76 stu dents whom he received into the Sodal ity on Feb. 15. Pointing out to the new members the fact that membership in the Sodality is a self-imposed obligation, Father Carra bine stressed the need of Catholic Ac tion, thought, and prayers. After Sodality reception, eight promot ers of the Sacred Heart League were en rolled. Those receiving the promoter's cross and diploma were: Mary Margaret Morrissey, Virginia Woods, Margaret Grace, Alice Wolfe, Mary Ann Walsh, Loretta Brady, Rita Casey, and Rosemary Kearns. Loyolans Are Quests At Valentine Tea Dance Approximately 150 Loyola students were guests at the annual Mundelein- Loyola tea dance, held in the gymnas ium on Feb. 13, with the College or chestra furnishing the music. Gay red and white hearts, streamers and balloons, splendid music, and a newly waxed floor transformed the gymnasium into a ballroom. During the dance in termissions, coffee and cake were served in the tearoom, with Frances Woods and Mary Jane Neilson pouring. The valentine social was planned at a previous joint meeting of the Student Councils of both schools, under the di rection of Mary Ann Walsh and James Yore, presidents of the respective or ganizations. Mary Agnes Tynan Dramatizes Story of Mrs. Fitzherbert Shane Leslie Supports Initial Production of Famous Catholic Romance THE . GRAND Father Le Buffe, S. J. Lauds Catholic Action By Ann Lally 1 he LardinaTs roomp with Tr-rgTisten ing wood-panelled walls and deep red leather chairs, is an ideal place for an interview, and it was there we met the Reverend Francis P. LeBuffe, S.J., on Feb. 2, the morning that he closed the annual three-day students' retreat. Father LeBuffe laughingly admitted that his career has been extraordinarily varied, ranging from scholarly work in professorial haunts to missionary work in penitentiaries. Formerly regent of the Fordham Law school and a member of its Graduate school faculty, later dean of the Fordham Social Service school, and chaplain at an Eastern prison, Father LeBuffe is now business manager of America, and an active Sodality director. At the mere mention of Catholic Ac tion, his eyes took on a new light. Back in 1928, he declared, I started a Cath olic Evidence Guild in New York. Orig inally, it was composed of 17 lawyers who wanted a course in theology. I told them a thorough course would cover 10 years; they still wanted it, so we have been holding weekly classes in theology ever since. (Continued on page 3, col. 1) MARCH gt; Mundelein Celebrates Catholic Press Month In its observance of Catholic Press month, the Skyscraper is devoting the third page of this issue to news and features pertinent to the subject. Of particular interest are the inter views with Mundelein student editors, and the announcement of a forthcom ing Press conference at Loyola uni versity. The Press and Stylus clubs will jointly observe Catholic Press month with a supper and discussion Sunday evening, prior to the performance of Regi Semper Fidelis, and with the presentation of a student symposium on Catholic journalism at the sodality meeting, on Feb. 27. Gowns, Flowers, Music Make Prom Complete Success By Jane McKeever February snow on Michigan avenue portended the age-old struggle for su premacy of spring and winter. Inside the Stevens Hotel, the theme was fur ther carried out in the dark, warm col ors and glittering ornaments of the late winter season, and the delicate pastels and flower splashes that hinted the approach of spring. The scene was the Boulevard Room on the night of Feb. 15, from 10 to 2. The Junior Prom, under the direction of Caroline Holland, Prom chairman, and Julia Hagerty, president of the junior class, was a pronounced financial and social success. Over 300 couples at tended. Music was furnished by Jack Gardner and his orchestra. Stevens Is Ideal Setting The air of formality was emphasized by stately palms which lined the aisles, and huge wall mirrors, which reached from the floor to the ceiling of the Boule vard Room. Crystal wall chandeliers cast soft lights on the scene. Fabrics for formal gowns varied from satin to lace, from taffeta and moire to crepe and chiffon. Styles ranged from bouffants of the empire period to the modern stream-line gown. Grand March Begins at One Promptly at one o'clock, after congrat ulatory telegrams had been read, guests assembled for the Grand March which proceeded down the main aisle toward the Michigan avenue side of the room, and then swung to right and left, meet ing again in the center. Black velvet set off Miss Holland's blonde hair as she led the right wing, while Miss Hag erty, stunning in white beaded crepe, led the left. Among ths alumnae of the college who attended were Miss Emilie Barron, for mer president of the International Rela tions club, who wore vivid red crepe, and Miss Evelyn Lincoln, former editor of the Skyscraper, who wore black taf feta with metallic ornaments. Musicians Present Recital on March 3 Appearing in the first formal recital of the year, students of the music de- partment will present the following pro gram in the College auditorium on Sun day evening, March 3. Concert Overture in B Minor, Rogers, played by Janet Praninskas; Concerto Op. 25, Molto Allegro, Andante, Presto, Mendelssohn, played by Jessie Belle Kramer; The Snow, Elgar, sung by the Mundelein College Glee club. Sketches of the City, The City from Afar Off, On the Avenue, Urchin Whist ling in the Streets, In Busy Mills, Eve ning, Gordon Balch Nevin, played by Nancy Butler. Concerto Op. 28, First Movement, Schytte, played by Ruth Hot tinger. Aria, O Mio Fernando (La Favorita), Donizetti, vocal solo by Rose Hurley, ac companied by Kathryn Wolford. An- dantino Semplice, Allegro con fuoco, Concerto Op. 23 by Tschaikowsky. Two Czechoslovakian Folk Songs, Dance Song, Wake Thee Now, Dearest, Chinese Lullaby, by Lester, The Sleigh, by Kountz, sung by the Mundelein Col lege Glee club. Ariel, Bonnet, the Flight of the Bum- ble-Bee, Rimsky-Karsakow, played by Rita Smith; Nocturne Op. 72, Chopin, Variation on a theme by Corelli, Gui- seppe Tartini, violin solos by Eleanore (Continued on page 4, col. 1) Maria Fitzherbert, wile of George IV of England, will live again her life of happiness and sorrow, loyalty and for giveness, ecstacy and humiliation, in the person of Mary Agnes Tynan, senior drama and English major, who will pre sent a series of original dramatic mono logues based on the famous romance, on February 24, in the College auditorium. Miss Tynan received her inspiration for the monologues from a lecture given by Shane Leslie at the College last spring. Mr. Leslie, who is at present a member of the faculty of the University of Notre Dame, is himself an English scholar, poet, and journalist, who has done considerable research on the life of George IV and Mrs. Fitzherbert, and has written a life of the former. Mr. Leslie has approved Miss Tynan's monologues and was a guest at a dress rehearsal on February 19, previous to which he addressed members of the pub lication staffs informally in the Little Theatre. He has declared that this pres entation will be the first dramatic produc tion of the famous romance ever given. Miss Tynan's first episode reveals Maria as a lovely young widow at the Royal Opera House in London where she receives her first invitation to meet His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. The second episode occurs a year and a half later, just before the secret wed ding of Mrs. Fitzherbert and the Prince. From this pinnacle of happiness, succes sive episodes trace the intermittent joy and dreadful heartache that weave into the pattern of her life. (Continued on page 3, col. 3) Cisca Meets Feb. 22 At De Paul University DePaul university will be host to Cisca at its second general confer ence of the year on Feb. 22. Bish op Sheil and the entire staff of the Chicago Council of the Legion of Decency will be guests. During the course of the after noon session. His Excellency will present Cisca with the trophy it won in the club division of the Legion's parade, last Fall. Among the discussions scheduled is that on the Cisca Page of the New World by Virginia Woods, editor, and secretary of Cisca. Mundelein sodalists are urged to attend the conference. New Study Hall Is Students Paradise No longer, O students of Mundelein, is it necessary for you to seek seclusion in the library or try to make it in the book-store social rooms. . Today, when a desire for knowledge about the difference between patricians and plebians, romance and realism, chlor- oplat and leucoplast assails you and the urge to travel to the library study rooms is wranting, instead of closing your ears to the details of last night's formal or joining a search party for stitches dropped by earnest knitters in the locker rooms, hie yourself to the brand new study hall. A valuable privilege, unusual in Middle Western colleges, is accorded you now in the scholarly paradise awaiting you in the east wing of the fourth floor, in what was formerly the College library. Eighty desks, twelve abreast, standing neatly at attention, inviting you into the quiet peace of solitude, and the board walk on the adjoining roof, guarantee refreshment to a befuddled brain and new vigor to a weary student. Faculty Enrolls New Instructors Mary Talbot, Ph. D., of the Uni versity of Chicago, is conducting a course in bacteriology this semester. Professor William Kistler, a former member of the staff, is giving a course in horticulture, and Miss Mary Keiler, is on the staff of the library department.
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