Pafoe Two SKYSCRAPER THE SKYSCRAPER Official Semi-Monthly Newspaper o: MUNDELEIN COLLEGE 6.16.1 Sheridan Road Chicago, Illinois Round Town With Betty Vestal m undei.e1n Chicago's College Foil Women Unokk the Dikection of the Sisters ok Charity. B.V.M. -.ntered as Second Class Matter Nov. 30, 1932. at the Post Office of Chicago, Illinois, under the Act of March 3, 187 . 1.75 the year. Published semi-monthly from October to May inclusive by the students of Mundelein College. Vol. X. Friday, May 10, 1940 N... 13 ALL-AMERICAN HONORS 1939 Member 1940 Associated Colle iale Press ALL-CATHOLIC HONORS Telephone: Briarftate 3H00 Co-Editori Clare Anderson, Uetty Vesial Feature Editors 1- ranees bay re. Julia Mary llauna, Mane Von Driska, Marie Kudd Assistants U H Lou Bell, Lileen Mahoney Club Editor ... ...Joan Kaspari Assistants Patricia Ellis, Rosemary Lanahan News Edilor Helen . lur iliy Assistants .Elaine liarlinan, Dorothy MeCanliy, Evelyn Nelson Copy Editors Lavinia Cole, Anne Mane O'Kourke Reporters Joan Morris, Patricia Byrne, Josephine Charlier, Helen O'Uay. Ann Denipscy, Mary Joe l-'ahrendorf. Patricia Gould, Geraldine Hoffman', Mai vanne ilmckhaus. Mary Amies I-nail , Atulrey Joyce, Rosemary Anderson, Jane I rahey, and to- lella Roehc. Peace for All Time The Huh Father this month calls upon the whole Catholic world to gather around the altar of the Virgin Mother of God daily to pray for the restoration of peace among all nations. Today the peoples of the world are stti- fering that evil which brings most distress to mankind international war. Families are separated, men killed, women and their children are frightened and alone. Mind- fa nf them, Our Holy Father bids the Catholic world turn to -Mary and ask, Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us. But I'ius XII is concerned not only with his children at war. Our heart is full of sorrow, he says, not only for the countries at war. hut also for the evils, every day more menacing, that threaten other nations. Men have forgotten Who their Father is, and forgetting Him, have not known their brothers. The spiritual evils of short-sightedness and greed are daily effecting more havoc in the world than can be brought by the physical suffer ing of warring nations. Knowing this, Pope Pius XII leads Catholics of the world in addressing Mary. Seat of Wisdom, pray for us. There is an obvious need of understand ing among nations. After World War 1 had failed, after mathematicians bad com puted that the money it had cost to kill a man, invested at live per cent, would have supported him and his family for life, then statesmen talked of the futility of war. They cited the Versailles Treaty as the culminating error in a mistaken under taking. Xow we hope that World War II will close with a treaty in which there is evi dence of understanding among nations and love among men. With the Holy Father we beseech. -Mary, Mother of Good Coun sel, pray for us. During the month of May we call upon our most powerful intercessor to bring real peace to the world. With the faith of Pius XII we pray that the Morning Star may herald a new dawn over our earth. It wouldn't be difficult to dash off a column re the graduate recitals which have occupied Mundelein interest on recent Sun day afternoons. We herewith distribute the choicest hybrids to Kitty Keller, Martha Van Dyke, Patricia O'Toole, Bette Mc Caughey, Klcanor Conly, and Marjorie Thomas for turning in discriminating per formances and we have ordered another for Constance Zarcmbski who makes her farewell dramatic appearance on Sunday. May 19, in Craig's Win-:. Little Theatre. 8:00 p. m. From culture we make a quick transi tion to horticulture, to inaugurate a grow- your-own corsage campaign. Not orchids, ibis time, but nasturtiums. Vou can raise them in flower pots, window boxes, packing boxes just so you keep them in the sun and water them occasionally. Buy a small package of seeds, put them in water for 6 hours, and then bury them in a cigar box until one or two leaves show above the soil. Transplant them to the receptacle you'll grow them in and then wait for things to happen. We can't guarantee a nasturtium cor sage for your (lone With the Wind Senior Ball gown, but plan on them for mid summer dances. No complaints will he accepted by the SKYSCRAPER Staff after you buy the seeds, it's your responsibility. While we're on flowers borrow the family car for the week-end of the 18th. Illl it with friends, and drive to Holland, Michigan, for the annual Tulip Festival. The local citizenry puts on a grand per formance, emphasizing medieval Dutch cos tumes and customs. Watch for legions of wooden shoes, starched caps, and guild in signia. Acres of prize tulips bloom in the town and in the surrounding countryside pro duce a spectacle which has no competi tion. You'll enjoy the trip, too, because the Michigan Blossom Festival is also in pro gress, and miles of flowering orchards are al their height. Are you afraid of something? Take your fear around to the convention of the Chicago Catholic Psychological association tomorrow at the Morrison Hotel. If you don't lose your inhibitions after a session nf two, at hast you'll know why you have them. 11 old Sunday afternoon, May 19, for an important Mundelein engagement. At 3 :30 the annual Orchestra concert begins, and will progress through several of the standard classics, as well as pre miere two original orchestral compositions by music students, Bette McCaughey and Kitty Keller. Watch also for a gala perfor mance of Talcs From the Vienna Woods. Last Tuesday marked the 100th anniver sary of Peter Tchaikowsky. Some Round Tow ners know him only as the composer from whose themes were borrowed such current popular hits as Moon Love, Our Love, and June on the Isle of May. We suggest an afternoon at one of the larger music stores, a concert in honor of the composer, a few new Tchaikowsky records for your portable to shake you from the notion that he's just another Porter, Car- m'ichael, or Berlin. You're the Critic By Frances Sayre Do you consider Missouri and Kentucky as anything but a frontier? Do Indian raids spell good movie material to you. and i,otliing else? In that case, V r gt; J Damki. I'.oonk. by John TOU Kead gt;,akeless. Wm. Morrow Co. V kA Daniel I tonne as bis fam- TOU Meet j v. friends, and Indian foster-brothers knew and loved him; Re becca, his patient, capable wife; Squire, bis brother and faithful companion; Blackfish, the redoubtable Indian chief; and many another character who figured in the tense drama of Kentucky's exploration. .. . What one lone backwoods- TOU Leam ma ,ij,i towards blazing the trail for the settlement of a State. Boone accomplished his self-appointed task despite such odds as war. pioneering hard ships. Indian raids, social, economic, and legal difficulties. Where his neighbors were content to till their own soil near the soporific protec tion of civilization. Boone ranged rest lessly onward, seeking always the 'elbow- room' he loved. Willi this red-blooded, authentic story of the Kentucky backwoodsman's life you can fill in those annoying blank spaces left by unexciting, prosaic history texts. v . The youth and zest for YOU bn Oy jfe burning within Boone and his companions. They were men who could maintain their senses of humor under the ever-imminent threat of death and scalping, and still get a genuine thrill from risks and danger. Instead of the sword of Damocles the equally lethal tomahawk of the Indian hung constantly over their reckless heads. But it only served to sharpen their senses and heighten their curiosity concerning the itch lands beyond, guarded so jealously by the Redman. You'll sympathize with the hero as he is steadily stripped of bis hard- won lands by legal trickeries, and un dauntedly turns his eyes to the new frontier of Missouri. Bakeless handles his characters with keen understanding and appreciation. You'll enjoy them twice as much because he enjoys them too. V D J '' ' ' ''Nl) ' ' Tl : - KM1S YOU Kead TICE )V (; lt; Chesterton. F. J. Sliced. w . . Xot people, but the nations YOU Meet , - Europe-their pride and prejudices, stupidities and loyalties as seen through the eyes of a prophetic Catho lic gentleman who should never be con stricted by the term (or epithet)of British. Chesterton was Catholic in the deepest im plication of that word, and gains an im mense impartiality because of it. With him you view the error of Ver sailles as a result and a cause as the inevitable end of an incredible series of blunders on both sides of the European fence, and as the seed of today's vast and destructive discord. y . The. fundamentals of the TOU Learn prasen( European situa tion : not from 1917 on, but from the true beginning as far back as Napoleon's time. Chesterton not only tells you what is wrong, which is a feat in itself these days, but also as a true critic what must be done. . p . The amazing insight and YOU tn Oy 0gic Chesterton's analy sis; and, in particular, such passages as Whal there is. is not pacifism but simply pessimism. or The Nazis .... have done the one thing which is the mark of the eternal or temporary fool they have only answered their accusers by praising themselves. VUIZ SKVT-HMIZ First of all, the Skyscraper team borrows orchids from Round Town's windowbox for the Freshman Edition team . . . and Skyline plucks a bouquet of nasturtiums for Scatter- brain. After reading the Freshman Issue we feel that the following songs describe admirably our none-too-enviable position: What's the Matter with Me?, I'm too Rheumatic, and This is the Beginning of the End. Now let ui all join in a rousing chorus of Old Folks at Home. (Incidentally it took six freshmen to do the work of this one columnist not that we feel Superior or anything). If the Round Town windowbox isn't com pletely sold out, we'd like to gather some red. red roses for the senior drama and music recitalists. And to all the Seniors who suffered through comprehensive exams, we solemnly present al spray of yew. No, not you . . . yew. Hero's laurels go to the sophomore's father who went shopping downtown for some tricky ash-trays the other day. He landed, inexplicahy enough, in the formal dress section of an ei- clusive department store . . . and came home bearing, with justifiable pride, a Senior Ball dress for lucky sophomore. Ever since we learned of this incident, baf- ling phrases have been ringing in our ears; such as the salesgirl saying brightly: No, we haven't any ashtrays today, but just look it these lovely formals ... Or, You didn't want any ashtrays did you really, now? I'm sure we can find something more exciting. We still want to know what would happei if he went shopping for a formal. Anything probably. If you've ever worried over the weighty prob lem of securing the family car for an evening you'll appreciate the solution hit upon by cm of our intelligent Freshmen. The other day, she courageously put the usual question to h mother, who answered graciously but firmly: No, dear. Your brother should have the car tonight, because he washed it this afternoon. This would have stopped you, wouldn't it? But not our ingenious Freshman. Even with out the benefit of a Logic course, she turned the answer to her own advantage by arguing: But mother I wash the dishes every night, and brother uses them. I really should drive the car when he washes it. Very true, very true but she didn't get the car. Not that we're pessimists and enjoy seeing anyone's fun spoiled, but it pleased us no end to hear about the winter vacationers who were forced to abandon Florida for Yankee territory because of the cold. In fact, we can't n-frair from a refrain: Florida air Isn't Torrida air Anymore. So come and freeze 'Nea'.h the palm trees On Miami's shore. School publicity cards are still furnishing those little oddities which keep humor column ists from going completely insane. One student filled in each blank neatly, until it came to the question of her parent's occupation. She then yielded to an apparently uncontrollable im pulse, with this result: Occupation Housewife Firm Yes, at times. We can be firm, too, and put a stop to this right here. Although we could use sumo k like that to fill in our own blanks.
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