THE SKYSCRAPER February 20, 1935 Classicists, Singers, Writers, Artists Enter Basketball Tourney At 4 o'clock on Feb. 19 the much- heralded inter-club basketball tourna ment opened under the direction of Miss Catherine Schirz, instructor in gymnas tics, and Mary Touhy, basketball man ager. The first play-off was between the Classical and Glee clubs. Scheduled for today are contests be tween the Commerce club and the Terra pins at 4 o'clock, and the Independents and German club at 4:40. Eight clubs have submitted teams, so that under the new system of double elimination, the tourney will consist of at least ten games. The Classical club, captained by M. A. Wolfe, will consist of M. O'Callahan, E. Madden, M. M. Morrissey, L. Hersee, E. Higgins, and J. Carton. C. Wilcox is managing the Glee club, which is be ing represented by M. Sifferman, E. Dorn, L. Brady, M. J. Kennedy, and M. Herlihy. C. Lindley, M. Sexton, H. Bulchunis. F. Crowley, J. O'Connor, M. Vendley, R. M. Gorman, captain, make up the Terra pin club's team. I. Lavin, all-star bas-. keteer of last year, hopes to pilot the Press club members, R. Christie, J. Mc Keever, D. O'Donnell, V. Meagher, and G. Rafferty, to victory in the tournament. ' As far as the enthusiasm of the Ger man club, as evidenced by their large team, can be measured, it should be among those placing in competition. C. Heun will head the team made up of G. Brant, L. Fegers, E. J. Groth, H. Hunt er, F. O'Callahan, M. Trone, M. Nanak, M. Munch, I. Kartholl, and D. Sigman. The Independents, headed by M. Park er and represented by M. Touhy, M. Mc- Mahon, P. Albanese, D. Rutstrum and F. Pontecorvo, promises to be another strong team. R. Walsh, E. Grimm, R. La Londe, B. Pryor, E. Birnbaum, and R. Hazel, manager, will represent the Art club. Leona Murphy is captaining the Commerce club team, whose members have not, as yet, been definitely selected. If the schedule remains unaltered, the interclass tournament should start on Monday, March 4. Musicians Present Recital on March (Continued from page 1, col. 3) Solewska, accompanied by Mildred Sper ry. Hungarian Fantasy, Liszt, played by Mildred Sperry. Orchestral parts for the piano con certos will be played on the second piano by Mildred Sperry and Kathryn Wolford. Professor Walter Flandorf directs the College Glee club, and Kathryn Wolford is the club accompanist. Terrapins Train For Swim Meet The combination telegraphic and inter class swimming meet sponsored annually by the Terrapin club will be held early in March, under the management of Helen Bulchunis, high-point winner for the sophomores in last year's competi tion. As a special attraction, the Terrapins are planning to award medals and rib bons to those placing first and second in the major swimming events and in fancy diving, in addition to the silver loving cup awarded by the College to the win ning team. All students are urged to participate, the only entrance restriction being that they must have attended five class prac tices prior to the meet. Counting for both class competition and telegraphic records, are the 100-yard and 50-yard back crawl, free style, and breast-stroke events. The 20-yard back-crawl and front-crawl races are offered for less advanced swim mers, and. while first place in each of these events merits points for the class teams, the timing will not be recorded for telegraphic competition. Fancy diving, while considered a major event, is also limited to the inter-class competition. This year's meet promises keen rivalry. The results of the meet in March '34 placed Mundelein third in the central di vision of schools of less than 1,000, and merited for her a fifth-place tie in the national division of schools of less than 1,000. With last year's stars, Helen Bul chunis, Jean O'Connor, and Ruth Mary Gorman, again competing against excel lent additional material, new records should be established. Open New Courses In Social Service Several new courses are being offered in the sociology department this semes ter. Mrs. Ruth T. McGee, probation of ficer of the Juvenile Court, is conducting a course in social case work methods. Another course treats of criminology, and the third is entitled parent and child. Tentative plans are now being made for supervised field work in the numer ous social agencies throughout the city. In addition to his regular monthly lec tures in economics, the Reverend Eneas B. Goodwin is also offering this semes ter a course in world finance. Valentines Have Honored Place In Legends and In Literature For those who, according to Charles Lamb, are not too wise to despise old legends, but who are content to rank themselves humble diocesans of old Bishop Valentine and his true church perhaps a few notes on the history of Valentines and the good saint for whom they were named will not be amiss. Some chroniclers are of the opinion that the tradition of St. Valentine's Day began in ancient times with the celebra tion of the feast of Lupercalia in Feb ruary by Roman youths. According to the Church's custom of retaining as many of the Pagan festivals as she could and clothing them with spiritual signifi cance, she attributed St. Valentine's name to the day of the Roman festivals. In the Middle Ages, about Chaucer's time, young Vulgar folk of the ham lets of England. Scotland, and parts of France assembled on the eve of St. Val entine's day and drew lots from an urn. The person whose name w-as on the slip was the holder's valentine or sweetheart for the year, and it was looked on as a good omen of them being man and wife afterwards. From England, France, and Scotland the Valentine custom crossed the waters to America. We read in the Carolina or Loyal Poems by T. Shipman the story of The Rescue published in 1672. It was dedicated to Miss D. C. whose name being left after drawing valentines and cast into the fire was snatched out. Over fifty years later, Oliver Gold smith in The Vicar of Wakefield tells us that the English folk sent true love knots on Valentine's morning. During the romantic Victorian days, lovesick young men were partial to framings of lace, satin, or silk with gold or pearl decorations. Cushions of silk and lace for the cupids and entwined hearts and highly sentimental messages were all the rage. Comic valentines with their ludicrous jangles were popular with the ultra sophisticates of the post-war era hut are now universally shunned. But now the pendulum has swung back again and ribbons, and lace, and fragrant flowers and delightful dainties again gladden the hearts of those chosen to be someone's valentine. And, finally, on the Fourteenth day of each February all true lovers salute with Joyce Kilmer the memory of Right Rev erend Bishop Valentinus, Sometime of Interamma, which is called Ferni, now of the delightful Court of Heaven. Philomena Hall Welcomes Five New Residents The names of Frances Shipp, Mar garet Moran, Edythe Williams, Berenice Unti, and Rose Marie Barrett have been added to the enrollment book at Philomena Hall. The household now boasts 24 members, with every room occupied. Frances Shipp, a junior, is majoring in dramatics. Margaret Moran, who last attended St. Mary-of-the Woods college, is a special student. The freshman class, which has always had the greatest repre sentation at the Hall, claims the other three. Bernice Unti, who conies from North western, is taking the Liberal Arts course; Rose Marie Barrett, has regist ered in the commerce department; while Edythe Williams is not unknown at Mun delein, having studied here one semester last year. She has been living in Eng land since leaving the College. Classicists Hear Dr.W.A.01dfather The second of three annual luncheons given by the Chicago Classical club, took place on Feb. 9, in the Roosevelt Room of the La Salle Hotel. The guest of honor was Dr. W. A. Oldfather, head of the classical department at the University of Illinois, who spoke on Some Alleged Causes for the Decline of Ancient Civil ization, the principal cause of which, he declared, was economic instability. Mar garet Grace, Virginia Woods, and Mary O'Callahan represented Mundelein at the luncheon. The Mundelein Classical club is meet ing behind closed doors at present with no pledges allowed, which is certain evi dence of coming initiations. The names of accepted pledges will be announced in the near future. Orchestra Members Play For Lourdes Production The Mundelein College Orchestra add ed to the fame it has achieved, on the nights of Feb. 4 and 5, when several of its members lent their services to offer at mosphere to an oldfashioned melodrama No Mother to Guide Her, produced at Our Lady of Lourdes parish and directed by Helen O'Gara '32. Between the acts of the play, a chorus entertained with the familiar songs of the gay 90's. The following students played in the orchestra: Dorothy Boynton, Dorothy Grace, Violet Kilbane, Jessie Kramer, Margaret Madden, Mildred Parker, and Sidona Zdenek. Freshmen Entertain At Mexican Program Dressed in the native costume of their country, Juanita and Isabel Pesqueira, daughters of the Mexican consul to Chi cago, assisted at a program given in honor of their mother, Senora Dona Maria Ignacia Pesqueira, by El Salon Espanol, a Spanish organization. Senora Pesqueira opened the reception with an intimate talk on the Mexican home of today, and a group of songs appropriate to the festive occasion, and Juanita and Isabel entertained with a Mexican dance. Drinkwater's Play Presented on Feb. 11 Feb. 11, Circuit Theater of Chicago presents John Drinkwater's Abraham Lincoln. So read the bulletin board, and so, on Monday at 1 o'clock, Mary Tod Lincoln, William Seward, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and a host of other Civil War notables gathered around the loveable figure of Abraham Lincoln in the English dramatist's sympathetic and powerful presentation of six episodes from the life of the Emancipator. Especially noteworthy in the perform ances were the scenes depicting Lincoln's acceptance of the nomination and his visit to Grant's headquarters on the eve of the Confederate surrender. Home Economists Sail Seven Seas For Dinner Menus By Elenor Loathe Dinners may mean just dinners fried, stewed, or roasted to you. But there are dinners and dinners as the home economics department will tell you. Every country in the world cooks food, whether it be pies, cakes, meats, or des serts in its own distinctively delicious style. It would seem that dishes concocted with all due attention to recipes tradition al of a country have a personality as unique and attractive as a citizen of that nation. Taste real French bon-bons or Boston baked beans and see The home economics department, real izing the trend to international relation ships, has undertaken foreign cookery in this semester's menu-planning course. There will be luncheons in New Orleans, Puerto Rico, and New England, and din ners in Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Armenia, Russia, Italy, Sweden Japan, and China. One student will act as hostess at each party, planning the meal completely. She will be assisted by other students acting as cooks and waitresses. In order to give the authentic foreign flavor to each dish she must do much research work. For this she will consult the home economics file, which consists of 22 charts contain ing information on such subjects as nu trition, batter and dough, table service, fish and meat, and foreign cookery. These charts were made by the students during the Christmas holidays. While the rest of us will develop our cosmopolitan outlook through the studies of history, geography, literature, and languages, the home economics class will blithely sip and nibble its way around the world. Miss Delia White Gives Music Books Famous Composers and Their Works, a valuable set of magazines published in 1891, was donated to the College re cently by Miss Delia White, 1217 Al bion avenue. The compilation, published by J. B. Millet, is edited by John Knowles Paine, Theodore Thomas, and Karl Klaser. It consists of detailed accounts of individual composers with examples of their famous works as well as outlines of the classical and romantic musical eras. It has been placed in the music history library of the College. SKYSCRAPINGS Some of our drama enthusiasts found time betwen retreat and the mid-semester scramble to attend the performances of the Abbey Players. Jean McKeever and Marion Mulligan saw their pre sentation of The Far-Off Hills, on Feb. 3. The topic of Jane Malkemus' con versation these days seems to hinge on Eva LeGallienne in L'Aiglon, which Jane saw on Feb. 8. Marv Russell, Dorothy Boynton, Margaret Madden, Jessie Kramer, and Violet Kilbane were members of the orchestra which played when Marie Cuny and Mary Rose Brown presented a play at the Convent of the Helpers of the Holy Souls, for the bene fit of the Holy Spirit vacation school, sponsored by Bishop Sheil. Esther Cole man, Mary Fkeley, Catherine O'Con nor, and Mary Catherine Rose were in the audience. Ruth Tangney, Anna Marie Mas terson, Helen Coleman, Catherine Heerey, and Roberta Christie were members of an audience which saw Mary Agnes Tynan add another triumph to her long list when a group of her pupils. The Curtain Raisers, pre sented four one-act plays at the Austin Town Hall on Feb. 2. At a Mexican Fiesta held at the Lake Shore Athletic Club, Sunday evening, Feb. 10, we noted Isabel and Juan ita Pesqueika, Ruth Hottinger, Lenore Manning and Gloria Barry of the class of '34. Frances Valos ex '36 is traveling in Europe on her honeymoon. Trie former Mundelein junior was married last month to Constantine Papas in the Gold Room of the Congress Hotel, and plans to make her home in Chicago after an ex tended trip abroad. Mary Frances Lange and Rosamond Carney, members of the Charter Class, visited the College on Feb. 14. Evelyn Lincoln, Mary Ellen Bu chanan, Anne O'Sullivan, Betty Smith, and Margaret Mahoney, all members of the class of '34, were dinner guests at the home of Emer Phibbs re cently. Dinner parties seem to be in order with the alumnae. Fuller O'Malley enter tained a group of Charter Class girls re cently. The guests included: Lenore Manning, Justine Feely, Katherine Brennan, Gloria Barry, Catherine Manske, and Marion Jefpers, who re cently enrolled at Chicago Normal. Hamlet Makes Front Page In Shakesperean Papers By Jane Should you be interested in bits of twentieth-century journalism with a de cidedly Elizabethan flavor, just take a peep at the Shakespeare class's term pa pers. Ingenious students have compiled in up-to-date newspaper fashion the drama of the universally interesting Hamlet. Fancy yourself living in the remote days of the Danish prince, and, contrary to historical fact, opening either the Den mark Danneburg, the Elsinore News, the Denmark Daily, the Danish News, the Elsinore Times, or the Monthly Times to read over your morning coffee and rolls. The first page, startling with headlines concerning the new successor to the throne of Denmark and rumors of a troublesome Norwegian enemy, would give you plenty of food for thought. A boxed feature discreetly hinting that the nocturnal visitor strangely resembled the late king would explain the consterna tion known to be reigning within the castle walls. Society notes, always of interest, cov ering the marriage of Claudius with the widowed Queen Gertrude, Hamlet's en gagement to Ophelia, and the departure of young Laertes for a school in Wit- Malkemus tenburg, would keep you informed as to Who's Who and what's what in the royal and near-royal circles. Should you be a young gentleman, then turn to page three and read Polonius' ad vice to his son; if a young lady, the Beauty Hint on page four. Interested in drama ? Strolling players are appear ing at the Castle Theatre and you are invited to the play within a play. Do not fold your paper without look ing at the illustrations. You have no ticed the front page cartoon? The grin ning skull mounted upon Elsinore castle indicates that all is not well in Den mark. A splendid picture of the Ghost Hamlet carries the information that after a night of haunting, I always get a lift with a Camel. Laertes poses for masculine fashions in his college togs, and a clever drawing of a key-hole vouched for by Polonius as being the latest aid in sleuthing, indicates that ad vertising was not unheard of in the good Bard's time. The Shakespeare enthusiasts, most of whom signed their contributions Editor in-Chief with William Shakespeare, as sistant, are: Catherine Burke, Roberta Christie, Marjorie Greenwald, Helen Keenan, Mary Frances Petrie, and Dor othy Meyer.
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