Pa e Two THE SKYSCRAPER Official Semi-Monthly Newspaper of MUNDELEIN COLLEGE 6363 Sheridan Road Chicago.Illinois Mundelein Chicago's College For Women- skyscraper Under the Direction of the Sisters of Charity, B.V.M. Entered as Second Class Matter Nov. 30, 1932, at the Post Office of Chicago, Illinois, under the Act of March 3, 1897, 175 the year. Published semi-monthly from October to May inclusive by the students of Mundelein College. Vol. XII Friday, Nov. 6, 1942 No. 3 1941 Member 1942 Associated GoUe6iate Press Telephone: Ambassador 9011 Co-Editors-in-Chief Rae Haefel, Joan Leach Associate Rosemary Shanahan Feature Editors.Mary Kay Jones, Marie Nordby Associates Helen Egan, Mary Coughlin. Betty Jane McCambridge, Lorraine Super. News Editors Jayne King. Jerry Stutz Sports Editor Geraldine Hoffman Associate Jacqueline Michclsen Staff Artist Anita Caparros Reporters: Eleanor Arends, Mary Grace Carney, Madeleine Courtney, Eileen Coyne, Con stance Cross, Patricia Curran, Ellen Patri cia Ehle, Sheila Finney, Dolores Hartigan. Margery Kane, Alyce Jeanne Kiley, Royce McFadyen. Margaret McNamee, Kathleen McNulty, Helen Nicholson, Betty Seguin, Margaret Simon, Joan Temple-man, Gerald* ine Thorpe, Mary Catherine Tuomey. Lillian Turner, Genevieve Urbain, Dorothy Welch, Betty Wiersema. Frances Wilkinson. Books Are Weapons Of War and Peace This year, starting; Nov. 15, Catholic Book Week and National Hook Week will be simultaneously celebrated with a seven- day theme, good for 365 days of the year. That theme, ennunciated by the President of the United States, is contained in the slogan. Books are Weapons. In the years to come, books may well prove themselves vital weapons for the liberty of men and of nations. A book written for democracy is a bomb on the bookshelves of the enemy; it is a band grenade penetrating the Mein Kainpfs of the Axis countries. Books arc to the student what tanks are to the general they are indispensable instruments for progress. Chief among them are the books which portray Catholic philosophy as applied to today's problems. Such books provide intelligent insurance against deceptive propaganda; they in form rightly about curreftt affairs; they acquaint the reader with historical data and technical knowledge pertinent to modern problems. And they provide, too, the relaxation which is necessary even in these tense and anxious, days. Our course bibliographies will introduce us to the more technical volumes. Let us, then, during Book Week, seek and find for ourselves books which will brighten leisure hours and broaden cultural tastes. Let us take up, during the week and often during the year fiction by Helen C. White. Philip Gibbs, Compton Mackenzie, or Sheila Kaye-Smith; biography by G. K. Chesterton. Katherine Burton. Bruce Lock- hart, or Christopher Mollis; poetry by Alfred Noycs, Kileen Duggan. or T. S. Eliot. There will be no nods, but delighted applauds, from those who do True Education For All Is Bulwark Against Future War There are those who insist that we should win the war before we begin to discuss the peace, and there are those who main- lain that it is imperative to plan now for the days of reconstruction which must fol low victory. As college students, concerned chiefly with preparing ourselves to meet the prob lems both of today and of tomorrow, we are especially concerned with the views of those who have already proposed peace plans. We shall, therefore, discuss in these columns during the months to come var ious proposals which have been made about the future, and we shall, now, advance an idea which we, as students, hold, and which all thinking people defend. It is the idea that education, true educa tion for all men. is imperative. We expect no miracles. We propose no universal re quirement that all shall attend college. We do, however, insist that all men have a right to the sort of training which will enable them, ultimately, to reason well in all matters, to reach out toward truth, and to grasp it. The words are Newman's, but the idea is essential as a principle on which to build a world of men who will avoid the tragic errors of the present and insure for the future peace and justice. True education, as opposed to the in doctrination of false standards, will prove a bulwark against future war. Unques tionably today's war is one of ideas, as well as of ships and tanks and guns and planes. It is a war of democracy against dictatorship; of freedom against tyranny. It will be many years before totalitarian ideas will be eradicated from the minds in which they arc now entrenched. In order to avoid a repetition of this tragedy, in order to combat such misleading doctrines, the truth must be placed within the reach of all men. Such is the province of educa tion. Ticker Tape Now that the October moving period is over and nomadic Chicagoans have stopped playing musical chair with apartment houses, people are sitting comfortably in the easy chair in front of a new window on a new street reading their favorite news paper. The first item that hit the feminine eye recently was the nylon stocking story. Manufacturers who hoarded nylons in hopes of bigger and better prices are now dodging revengeful women and banding out those precious stockings at a fast pace. The 18-19 year-old draft bill caught the masculine interest as the youth of the country prepared to devastate Tokyo, and coffee-drinkers, men and women, accepted the rationing of their favorite beverage. Eddie Rickenbacker, Ace of World War I. president of Eastern Air Lines, manager of the Indianapolis Speedway, and known always for his youthful dash and daring, is lost in the South Pacific a blow to Americans who have idolized him since childhood. Politics made good reading in Illinois where backers ol Curly Brooks and Ray mond McKeough continued to step on each other's toes in an exciting Senatorial campaign. Chicago movie-goers took shy, dark-eyed Bambi to their hearts, and all Americans applauded silently the fighting soldiers on Guadalcanal. Fur coats were brought out of storage and moth balls shaken from winter garments as cold weather made its first appearance. Mrs. Winston Churchill tried hard but couldn't keep up with fast-moving Eleanor Roosevelt on a see-all tour of England at War. Christmas shopping came ahead of the Thanksgiving turkey this year as rela tives and friends of over-sea soldiers sent gifts on their way by Nov. 1. The new State Street of Chicago, final completion of which is considered the eighth wonder of the world, was opened to public view on Navy Day, when sailors and marines marched proudly over the roof of the subway before an admiring throng. Tom Mix's beloved film partner, his horse. Tony, died in California at the age of 39. The fastest growing sport, until war shortages came along, was bowling. Now prices, pins, and pin boys are getting scarce. Sports-loving readers learn with interest that Princess Elizabeth, heir to England's throne, bagged three deer in one day of hunting. An Indiana housewife has decided that rationing is going to some people's heads. A man broke into her home, tied her to a chair, and took everything from her icebox. Chile stands on the brink of breaking with the Axis, now the Sumner Welles has flatly accused that country of harbor ing Nazi agent:;, and two cheering head lines appear Stalingrad lt; iocs into its Seventy-fourth Day, and Rommel Retreats. On the Magazine Rack is News of Women and War ()f the many women who have left their impression upon the world, some have been wrapped in mystery, some have been vener ated as saints, some have been world fam ous, like Joan ot Arc and Mary Queen of Scots and almost all of them would come under the title Women One Would Like To Have Known. Read the article thus titled in THE CATHOLIC WORLD for (letober. We, as Americans, take for granted two things: that we shall win the war and that we shall have to make the greatest national effort in our history to achieve victory. We become fully aware of what the war has in store for us simply by looking to such countries as Britain, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. But the actual effects of the war on America, politically, economically, religiously, and militaristically, are made more graphic for all by Quincy Howe in an article entitled, Twelve Things The War Will Do To America, in the November HARPER'S MAGAZINE. Dear Mom. from the pen of J. Gilpin Bright, and all that follows his salutation, brings stirring tales, in letter form, of life with the AVG (American Volunteer Group) on land near Rangoon, Burma, and Kunming, China; in the air with squad rons of the hard-hitting American heroes of the Burma Road, the Flying Tigers. Sheer adventure second to none, coupled with candid comments on the little things of life, is found in these letters From a Flying Tiger, on the pages of the AT LANTIC MONTHLY for October. It is only as members of the Mystical Body that we can reinstate the life of the world, or rediscover the unity, the hope, the'true end of human life, here and here after these are the concluding words of a recent article by Alfred Noycs in which he discusses the contemporary tragedy of the war. It is, he states, neither political nor economic; it exists simply because the race has been induced to forget its true end, J through which happiness alone can come. The war is a battle for the possession of the human soul. Even conscience itself has been explained away by materialism. It is the power of religion alone that can meet the attack made on the standards of art, thought, and conduct. Alfred Noyes has a strong message for all in . . . The Edge of the Abyss, appearing in FORTUNE for October. You're the Critic THE OLD MEXICO, the Mexico oil 1775. included most of our west and south west. Cavai cade to California, by Richanf Aldrich Summers, is the story of the found ing of San Francisco by Captain Anza ara his little group of colonists from Iowa Mexico. To us, who are accustomed to go fro* here to San Francisco in three days, th journey from Ilorcasitas to Drakes' Ba; ' as it was then called, may seem negligiU but to the Mexican settlers who traveled o , foot and mules it was fraught with pen There were rivers, deserts, and mountain , to cross. Yet in the whole long trip nai . rated in this book only one life was lo- and three children were born. lt; Cavalcade to California is a talc t i heroism, the heroism of ordinary peon heroism which came from an absolute fait t and trust in Divine Providence. THE NEW MEXICO is new in li j sense that it is the twentieth-century Me ' ico, new in public buildings, hotels, at ' democracy, but still old in its methods living and thinking. It is this new yet ev , old Mexico that wc see in The Days m Ofelia, by Gertrude Giamant. The Ofelia of the story is a small hroa girl of ten who begged to be the maid I the author. But employing Ofelia meal becoming entangled in the affairs of lit entire Escato family, from Father Escaa, down. There were reckless, irresponsibli Daniel and his sweetheart. There wta Lupita who dies of the fever, and Lolita the baby. The Days of Ofelia is a sparkling s thoughtful analysis of our neighbors a the south. The author says: The Mea; cans say that anyone who has been in thJ' country can never forget it, and I am J to believe this. You will never forge either. : Round Town The time has come, the Walrus sal to speak of many tilings of books J plays and operas, of violins and travelog I las the city of Chicago, much as like it, been intemperate lately in the mL ter of weather? Then we suggest a shl trip to Mexico, via motion pictures I course, and by courtesy of the Art InJ tute. Manana, at 2 :30, the sky dancers Papantla and the lapidaries (you Kta jewel cutters) of Queretero will perfol for you. In the matter of books, we beg to port that the First Annual Chicago B exhibition, sponsored by Art Center fJ cago, opened yesterday in the Art Cen display rooms at 32 West Randolph, will continue until Nov. 25. The ba displayed have been written, designed. lustrated, and published in Chicago duifl Che past year. On Monday next, that eminently terril ( ing gentleman, Boris Karloff, will at I bring the thrills and chills of Arsenic M Old Lace to the Windy City's play-gol The accomplished Swedish contraB Kerstin Thorborg, is to make her dfl with the Chicago Opera company ia Saturday at the matinee performances Aida. Singing with Miss Thorbcrg I two other favorites in the operatic w lt;a Lawrence Tibbett and Giovanni Martina The poet said: If winter comes, I Spring be far behind? He would dotal less be amazed to find that spring and ml ter coincide here, while C. Aubrey Smith Grace George piesent the mature coma Spring Again. It is this play, hidden which has been selected by Sign niagaa as the Best Play of 1942.' The moving melodies of George (leri . win will draw lovers of folk music tofi Studebaker theatre during the next weeks, where Porgy and Bess is nl* playing. The composer of Caprice Yiennois and the lovely Viennese Refrain, Fritz Kreia; will be the second guest, on Nov. 15,1 the breathlessly-titled History and EnjJ ment of Music scries.
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