THE llfjfifjtpM .-*; '.A ./:: Volume III MUNDELEIN COLLEGE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 23, 1932 Number 4 BOOK LOVER TELLS STUDENTS OF ORIGIN OF RARE COLLECTION Father Rothensteiner Gives Lecture During National Book Week Amid the enthusiastic applause of a grateful audience, the Reverend John Rothensteiner, benefactor of the col lege, censor librorum of the Arch diocese of St. Louis, historian, scholar, poet, and priest approached the middle of the stage to address the student body in Book Week. Father had consented to speak on Tuesday, Nov. 15, on the Rothensteiner Collection, of which he is the generous donor. The authoritative, commanding tone which one would expect to find in the donor of a collection of some 7,500 rare and valuable, useful and informative volumes is totally absent in the vener able old man who instead convinces with a gentle, friendly voice and persuades with frequent kindly gestures. The foundation of the Rothensteiner Collection, Father began, after he had humorously remarked that its name was derived from the gentleman who pre sented the gift, was laid some fifty years ago when a young seminarian, a born book-lover, spent his spare moments haunting the book stores of St. Louis and Milwaukee in quest of their treas ures. Today this collection is both a biblio phile group and a working library. Among its rare volumes are two au thentic incunabula: Sidonius Apollin- naris, Poema Aurcum Eiusdemque Epis- tole dated 1498 and Statius Papinius, Achilkidos, 1485. Another of the earliest books, dated 1502, is entitled Divini Di- onysii Areopagite Opera. Moreover, besides containing volumes from practically all the rare and promi nent editions, the collection includes rep resentative works from all the stages of the evolution of printing and binding. A (Continued on Page 4, Col. 3) Skyscraper Wishes You A Happy Thanksgiving Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the typi cally American holiday, on which every home abounds with cheer. May your day of Thanksgiving be a happy one and your week-end holiday a real recreation. New Staff Issues LiteraryMagazine The long-awaited issue of the Munde lein literary quarterly, Clepsydra, came out last Friday, Nov. 18, amid the delighted exclamations of editors, con tributors, and students in general. Although all but three of last year's editors received their degrees in June, the magazine is even more interesting and versatile than before by the substitution of additional literary matter for the Col lege Chronicle and Department Notes, and the new Alumnae section makes up in news interest for the absence of these. Of special merit was the short story, Desert Interlude, by Joan Quilty. The two humorous essays by Mary Catherine Schmelzer were cleverly done. Clepsy dra's high standard of verse was well maintained by the several exquisite poems in the issue. The Skyscraper staff herewith doffs its plume and calls greetings and con gratulations to the Clepsydra pilots, Emer Phibbs and Gertrude Scanlon, editors-in- chief, with their able staff, Doris Barnett, Cecilia De Biase, Gertrude I.ennon, Violet Park, Rosamond Carney, Jane Gramlich. Mary Catherine Schmelzer, Magdalene Kessie, Ruth Tangney, Mary Agnes Tynan, and Alice Alexander. HENRY GHEON PLAY SCORES SUCCESS IN PREMIERE SHOWING Sir Barry Jackson, Producer, Sends Telegram Before Performance Seniors Attend Rally At Des Plaines School Doris Barnett and Mary Toohey rep resented Mundelein at the College Rally held at Maine Township high school, Des Plaines, on Thursday, Nov. 10. The Rally is held every year and repre sentatives are sent from colleges all over the country to interest the students in attending some of these schools after graduation. The delegations from the different schools display their college publications, pennants, and general litera ture at individual booths and meet the students both informally and assembled. In the afternoon Doris talked to a group of home economics students and in the evening she gained distinction for her college by taking part in the program of addresses given by the representatives, many of them professors, from the vari ous colleges. Among the colleges represented were: Cornell College, College of St. Theresa, Dartmouth College, Evanston Academy of Fine Arts, Grennell College, Loyola University, Northwestern University, Rosary College, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, and University of Dame. CLEPSYDRA EDITOR'S POEM SET TO MUSIC The Redskin, a poem by Emer Phibbs which appeared in the recent issue of the Clepsydra, has been set to music by Nelson Gamfer of the Orpheus Circle of Cincinnati, Ohio, a nationally- known musical organization, under the title, Indian Summer. The poem, in itself almost a song, cap tured the fancy of Mr. Gampfer, and he has asked that Emer continue to send him her poetry. Emer, who is co-editor-in-chief of the Clepsydra, has been a regular contributor of verse to the college magazine and she won further laurels by writing the title poem in Quest, the college anthology, last year. Playing to a capacity house on Sunday evening, Nov. 20, the players and man agers of The Marvellous Adventure of Bernard de Menthon scored their third triumph in the premiere showing of the play in America. Shortly before the first performance on Thursday evening, Nov. 17, a telegram arrived from London which read: Many congratulations on your enterprise in presenting Bernard to Chicago. May success attend performances. Barry Jackson. Sir Barry Jackson produced the play first at the Birmingham Repertory The atre and later at the Kingsway in Lon don, and his hope for the success of the first Chicago showing was fulfilled. The excellent portrayal of each char acter and the splendid interpretation of the more important roles, together with the colorful costumes, unique lighting effects, and striking scenery marked the play a superior production. Of outstanding merit were the per formances of Marion Ryan and Mary Agnes Tynan, who played the part of the protagonist, Bernard. The subtle understanding and sympathetic execu tion of this difficult role made Bernard an im'memorably noble and lovable figure. Words of wisdom falling blithely from the lips of the Jester as played by Pene lope Haloulos, the humorous sequences provided by the heralds, Frances Burke, Geraldine Gardner, and Gertrude Scan lan, and the blustering, likeable Richard de Menthon done so well by Janice Linnett all served to lighten enjoyably the tensi ty of the main theme. The story, centering about two noble families, depicts the struggle of the young heir of the house of Menthon in striving to decide whether he has actually heard a heavenly call to a monastic life or whether he should submit to his father's wish that he marry the fair Marguerite whom he loves. Sallie Agnes Smith and Virginia Sweeney, thoroughly attractive heroines, made the character a charming one. (Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) Welsh Singer's Program Listed for Next Week The Welsh Singers, popular male chor us who sang at a College assembly last year, are to make a return visit on their countrywide tour. They will be at Mundelein on Nov. 30, at 2 o'clock. DebateSt. Viator's On WCFLDec.ll The Mundelein debaters will meet St. Viator's College, Bourbonnais, Illinois, in a debate on the banking question over Station WCFL on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 o'clock. This is the first intercollegiate debate of the season, and the members of the team have not yet been selected. How ever, debates are held each week in the debate club meetings at 11 on Wednes days in room 307. Resolved: that at least 50 per cent of all federal and state revenue be derived from a tax on intangibles, was the en lightening subject debated on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16. Helen Keenan and Priscilla Crowe up held the affirmative, Mary Margaret Morrissey and Margaret Werlein, the negative. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the subject for debate was Resolved: that all banks be under the control of the Federal Govern ment with deposits guaranteed. Ruth Tangney and Betty Smith debated the affirmative, Virginia Woods and Kath erine Brennan, the negative. This morning Dorothy Mason, Mar garet Grace, Julia Hagerty, and Cather ine Manske are debating the limiting of personal income and inheritance. MUSIC DEPARTMENT HONORS ST. CECILIA IN ANNUAL RECITAL Music Festivals in Honor of Patroness Date Back to Middle Ages HOMEMAKERS MANAGE TEA ROOM FOR A DAY The versatile home economics depart ment was converted into a tea room a Golden Glow tea room yesterday after noon from 1 until 5 under the direction of the institutional management class. Golden chrysanthemums and golden candles formed the decorations, golden appointments brightened the table, and golden-haired girls attended the guests. Even the menu was golden in color and yellow-gold beverages, little rolled sand wiches tied with gold ribbons, and chry santhemum salad added to the glow. Marguerite Kullman was manager of the tea room and she took complete charge of the arrangements, assisted by the other members of the class. In occordance with a time-honored tra dition, the students of Mundelein College will honor St. Cecilia, patroness of music, in a recital on the day following her feast, Nov. 23, in the auditorium at 2 o'clock. St. Cecilia, the daughter of an illus trious Roman family, the Coecilii, lived in the third century A. D. Forced to marry a pagan nobleman, she not only converted him, but so imbued both him and his brother with the principles of the true Faith that both of them suffered martyrdom. Cecilia was put to death in her own house, and her body now rests under the high altar of the Church which bears her name. The tradition of St. Cecilia's love for music is commemorated in the Office for her feast, and since medieval days the custom of celebrating her festival has endured. The students in the music and drama departments have prepared the following numbers in her honor. Ruth Hazle will open the program with an account of St. Cecilia's life. Mildred Sperry will play Reflects dan 1'eau by Debussy and Der Jongleur by Ernst Tosch. Miss Sperry will then ac company Eleanora Solewska's violin solo, Gypsy Airs, by Sarasate. Bernice Meier will play an organ solo, A Sketch on the St. Lawrence, and Mae Murphy will contribute another or gan selection, At Twilight, by Steb- bens. Frances Burke will read an anony mous selection, The Lady and the Lion. Eleanor Kucki, accompanied by Antoin- etta Tornabene, will play a violin solo, Romance. The concluding number will be To Spring, Grieg, Czardas, Op. 24, No. 4, by MacDowell, played by Emer Phibbs. i. Univers Club Plans Christmas Cheer For Tiny Tots Christmas will really be Christmas this year for some of the unfortunate chil dren in the city if the united efforts oi the child development class can do any thing about it. The class has organized itself into J Christ Child Society and the variou: groups within the society are making clothing for poor children, to distribute at the different social centers. Each year the students have preparet clothing for the poor children, but th;: year they are making toys as well, ti jladden the hearts of the lonely littli ones. Stray scraps of gay dress material bits of velvet and lace are called int( service, and the results are surprisingl satisfactory. The energetic group of social workers headed by Margaret Sullivan, include Virginia Connors, Esther Colemar iJlcanor Dobrovalskis, Mary Domes Rosemary Dennis, Caroline Holland Catherine Kostakis, Betty Marsch, Ellei McGurn, Lucille Rusk, Florence Red ding, Lillian Scholzen, and Lorrain Wolr.
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