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DISCE- QUASI- SEMPER- VICTURVS -VIVE- QUASI- CRASMOR1TVRVS 


Vol. LI- NOTRE DAME, INDIANA, October 20, 1917. No. 4. 


Mass on the Battlefield. The Poetry of Lionel Johnson.* 

BY JAMES H. MCDONALD, ’19. BY STRAHAN, ’17. 


Q DO not sav- 
in your hopeless way. 

The battle is in vain. 

As the cannons heave 
And the bullets weave 
A pall of leaden rain. 

The hills may hear 
The echo clear 
Of the sounding war of guns. 

The dead may fall 
In the awful pall 
Where Death’s mad minion runs. 

Lift up your hearts. 

Now night departs. 

And back from fighting tramp : 
The dawn’s on the, field — 
Blood-red on the field, 

And the King' is in the camp. 

The King came up 
In His golden cup, 

He is praying with His priest. 
The King doth ask ^ 

A goodly task 

Ere the sun will leave the east. 

The King will lead — 1 
This mighty deed * 

Will need a kingly heart. 

Look now-and see 
His Majesty 

Who gives the greater part. 

’Tis Christ the King 
We are worshipping. 

And He is here today; 

Stay, with us, God, - 
This bloody sod 
Shall see more awful fray. 

The fight is done. 

The day is won. 

The King has led His men. 

And Christ is King — - 
O gracious thing — 

And round Him throng His men. 


( Conclusion next week.) 

^||j%IIE literary interest sometimes apparent 
|l in his Irish poems is wholly absent 
j§t when . he writes of English life or 
scenery. Johnson was a lover of 
exercise,- delighting in long solitary walks 
through the rich open country of England, or 
in Cornish hills as wild as those of the Pyrenees. 
Even at Oxford, Mr. Arthur Waugh, his fellow- 
student there, tells us “he was in the habit of 
letting himself out of college in the small 
hours to the imminent peril of his University 
career, and of roaming Port Meadow and the 
Iffley .road in solitary communion with the 

" . ' t - 

immortals.” It is one of these rambles he has 
preserved for us in the lines, “In England” : . 

Bright Hellas lies far hence, 4 
' Far the Sicilian sea; ' , ' . 

But England’s excellence . 

Is fair enough for me. 

Picture after picture, finely drawn and ex- 
quisitely colored, meet the eye as we read: 


Cities of ancient spires. 
Glorious against high noon; 
August at sunset fires: 
Austere beneath the moon. 


Old, 1 ain- washed, red-roofed streets, , ' , 

Fresh with the soft southwest: . . .. . •. - 

Where dreaming memorymeets 
Brave men long since at rest. 

Evening from out the green 

Wet boughs of clustered lime, . 

Pours fragrance rich and keen, 

B aiming the stilly time. 

Harbors of swaying masts. 

Beneath the vesper star: % . 

Each high-swung lantern casts • 

A quivering ray afar. - • ’ 

* * * * * ^ # 4s. * . ■ 

___ -Old gardens, where long hours. _ 

*. -Prize essay Tor. the Meehan gold> medal. -4 ... 






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But find me happier, 

Beside the misty flowers 
Of purple lavender. 

Heaped with a sweet havload, 

Curved, yellow wagons pass 
Slow down the high-hedged road; 

I watch them from the grass: 

A pleasant village noise 
■Breaks the still air: and all 
The summer spirit joys. 

Before the first leaves fall. " 

Here is English landscape transfigured in true 
poetry. Let us call to mind now that this 
wanderer is not the aged Wordsworth roaming 
the downs and the- highways that thread his 
lake country, but a delicate, sensitive youth 
whose Grecian soul found a new Helicon and a 
new Olympia amid ‘the hills of Devon, a new 
Sparta in ever}' sequestered English village: 

Oh! Hellas lies far hence, 

Far the blue Sicel sea: 

But England’s excellence 
Is more than they to me. 


he mounts his stairway of beautiful and ex- 
pressive song', his loneliness still clings about 
him, a loved garment. “I have not spoken of- 
these things, but to one man and unto God,” 
expresses his whole burden. Yet he was always 
intensely himself. He owed little to any of the 
poets of his day: amid a world thronged with 
‘‘the followings that troop with majesty” he was 
quite distinct. Lionel Johnson pierced uner- 
ringly to the heart of Being in the Catholic 
Church, and for him, as for every Catholic 
who sees clearly, the two most real things in 
human' existence were suffering and glory. 
What are we to say of the man who writes 
of temptation as he does in “The Dark Angel”? 

Dark Angel, with thine aching lust 
To rid the world of penitence: 

Malicious Angel, who still dost 
My soul such subtile violence. 

When music sounds, then changest thou 
Its silvery to a sultry fire: 

Nor will thine envious heart allow 
Delight untortured by desire. 


Note the severe classic restraint in the above 
stanza, the care with which each of the words 
is® chosen and fitted into its place. Through 
an austerity of expression results a subtle 
graciousness, a deep simplicity in which every 
word is vibrant with ’meaning. The same is 
true of his “By the Statue of King Charles at 
•Charing Cross”: 

Comely and calm, he rides 
Hard by his own Whitehall: 

Only the night wind glides: 

No crowds, nor rebels, brawl. 


Through thee, the gracious Muses turn 
\ To Furies, O mine Enemy! 

And all the things of beauty burn 

With flames of evil ecstasy. 

***** 

Apples of ashes, golden bright; 

Waters of bitterness, how sweet! 

O banquet of a foul delight, 

Prepared by thee; dark Paraclete! 

But hear the triumph in the last stanza: 

Do what thou wilt, thou shalt not so, 

• Dark Angel! triumph over me: 

Lonely unto the Lone I go: 

Divine to the Divinity. 


Gone, too, his court: and yet 
The stars his courtiers are: 

Stars in their stations set 
• And every v'andering star. 

The power and perfection of such lines can not 
be denied, yet to ’the poet himself, all .these 
interests were external compared to his own 
inner and spiritual life. What he wrote of 
Walter Pater is more. than true of his own life: 

Half of a passionately .pensive soul 
He showed us, not the whole: 

In the religious poems we view the whole 
spirit, contending in conflict, or transfigured 
in the light of spiritual ardor. . It is in these 
sacred poems, morever, that he rises to his 
greatest. heights and shows himselLfnost worthy 
to be associated with the select company of 
English spiritual poets, with Crashaw, Herbert, 
Vaughan, and Thompson. Yet even here, when 


The Catholic spirit is here making itself heard 
again in English poetry after a silence of three 
hundred years. This is not “devotion” as we 
usually speak of it, it is what is infinitely more 
precious, sorrow curbed by a stern hand, and 
ruled by intellect. But see in “The Martyrum 
Candidatus” how his whole being can be lit 
up in the contemplation of spiritual things: 

Ah, see the fair chivalry come, the companions of 
Christ! 

White Horsemen who ride on white horses, the Knight^ 
of God! 

They, for their Lord and their Lover who sacrificed 
All, save the sweetness of treading where he first trod. 

,L ' 

These through the darkness of death/ the dominion 
of night, . 

Swept, and they woke in white. places at morning tide: 
They .saw. with their eyes; and -sang .for joy of the 
■ sight, ; J/J . 

They saw with their eyes the Eyes of the Crucified. 


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Now withersoever He goeth, with Him they go: Love and Law. 


White Horsemen, who ride on white horses, oh fair 
to see! 

They ride, where the Rivers of Paradise flash and flow, 

- White Horsemen with Christ their Captain: forever 
He! 

There is more exaltation in the above lines 
than is usual in Johnson. More often he clings' 
to the severe and difficult things of life, scarcely 
daring to trust himself to its sweeter realities : 

Now bring me out of night, and with the sun 
Clothe me, and crown me with Thy seven stars, 
Thy spirits in the hollow of Thine hand: 

Or where sorrow is invoked in “Before the 
Cloister ’ ’ : 

Lady of gray wise hours! come back to me: , 

Voice of the sighing sea. 

Voice of the ancient wind, infinite voice! 

Thine austere chaunts rejoice 
Mine heart, thine anthems cool me: I grow strong, 
Drinking thy bitter song, 

Rich with true tears and medicinal dews, 

O thou Uranian Muse! 

Through these calm and perfect syllables flows 
an accent almost as subtle as Milton’s, : as 
reticent as George Herbert’s. We . like to re- 
member, in reading them, that their, author 
once cherished the hope of a vocation to the 
priesthood. For in these poems the consecra- 
tion is complete. He turns away from the world 
to contemplate heaven, and his verse glows 
and thrills with ecstasy, while through it rings 
the same triumphant yet human note that sounds 
through the victorious chants of Dante’s V Para- 
diso.” Imagination can not produce this: it 
is simply vision, and although this “vision” is 
a true power leading the spirit far into the 
realms of the essential, beauty and meaning of 
things, it is also, as Johnson himself tells us in 
one of his essays, “a lyrical, a momentary power, 
which touches the heart of mystery, sings it, 
and falls silent:” Usually the poet must wait 
long before the vision is again vouchsafed. Yet 
in his sacred poetry Johnson seems to ,be walk- 
ing almost continuously in the light of such a 
vision. Many times, in his other work, his 
genius falters: he chisels a cold, classical group 
of heroes, but there is nothing to make the 
limbs of his figures leap from the dead marble 
in the bloom of eternal youth. But in his 
religious poems he is telling us of his own joy* 
and suffering, and here he has givenl us the 
choicest flowers of his genius, work that must 
rank; with the very best .spiritual poetry, 
in the language. 


BY THOMAS FRANCIS BUTLER, T9. - - - . ' 

He sat pensively in a high-backed, squeaky, 
swivel chair, his arms resting on a flat, neatly- ... ' - 

arranged desk of ancient design. The room- was 
low and narrow, and against its plainly papered 
walls were set many books of various shapes, 
colors and titles, some forbidding in appearance, 
and few of them very inviting. ■ ; ' 

Directly above the lawyer, hung a huge oil 
lamp, already lighted. Its wick was so care- 
lessly trimmed that one side of the chimney 
had become black and smoky. Before him lay . 
an old, — a very old volume of Blackstone’s 
“Commentaries,” opened wide. Under The. 
dull light streaming from the overhanging 
lamp, the lawyer appeared stern and gray 
and wizen-faced. Pie read running one -hand 
evenly across the printed page; with the other 
he stroked the thin gray hair on his temples.. 

On this November night, when only . the * 

% swirl of fallen oak leaves round a wire trellis 
on the other side of the house disturbed the 
quiet of his study, he was delving deeply unto 
the volume spread before him and strangely - 
glorying in the paramount importance of human, 
law. Now and then, when his reading evoked a . 
pithy thought, he jotted it down with boyish ' 
delight. • - - . T . - > - 

“Lydia,” he said, resting his pen momentarily, 
and leaning far back in his squeaky chair, 

“do you. know that people don’t reverence -the ' 
law nor the officers of the law as they should? 

His wife, a gracious, delicate lady much given 
to the reading of light fiction, looked, up .from ' 
her easy chair, holding a red-covered book in V. . 
her hands. She had often heard her husband 
talk like this, especially when a knotty : case • : 
at court made him moody. On such occasions / ‘ ~ 
she always sought to humor him. ’. - - J- .--y\ •, 

“Yes,” she replied, with a show of interest, 

“folks are no longer what they should be.; OnlyTyj. 
this morning Mrs: Pendleton was speaking of 

yy ■ . * . "Y ~~ * * 

- a * ’ . • ' £ / V- ■ t';-; 

“But* we’ve got to be : law-abiding citizens, ' . , ^ 

Lydia, with a sacred sense of duty. Every man, . - 
young or old, should hound h burglar to his lair 
and turn him over to the authorities.” There' u 
was little use interrupting' when once he : had 
begun, an inyective against those who break 
into homes at night. So she let him- go on. 

The book 'she was reading dropped in to ; The 


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folds of her black satin dress. lie railed on, 
fiery . words conveying his wild indignation in 
fitful, jerky sentences. Finally, -when liis 
wrath was spent he turned to her, his trem- 
ulous fingers twitching at the pages of the 
“Commentaries.” 

Then suddenly from the parlor downstairs, 
up through the hallway into his study came in 
soft, sweet measures, now swelling rapturously, 
now trailing off into dream}' silences, a stave of 
an old love song. The lawyer listened awed by 
its sweetness. First the music, gay and joyous, 
then the voice of Miss Lucy, the servant-girl, 
singing the lover’s words, swept over him like a 
flood-tide, carrying him away, from all legal 
anxiety back to the very dreamland of his 
3 7 outh. The printed page dimmed before him; 
he lifted the heavy, steel-rimmed spectacles 
from his nose; he was again a boy and Lydia 
was his lover. ... 

His wife at length resumed her reading; 
but he, forgetful of all save the haunting words 
of the old love-song, fell into reminiscent reverv. 
The tall clock in the hallway struck off a half- 
hour; oak leaves were still sv-irling round the 
trellis outside; Miss Lucy’s fingers yet ranged 
idly over the piano keys. ... 

When he awoke from his revery, all was dark 
and shadowy about him. Lydia had gone to 
bed, and the flame flickered low 7 in the smoky 
lamp chimney above him. He steadied himself 
in the chair, rose slowdy and moved haltingly 
into the hallway. Lighting a small glass lamp, 
for it had been his custom to keep a lamp burning 
all night, he leaned reflectively on the balustrade. 
Recalling the old love-song he wondered if Miss 
Lucy’s beau wouldn’t go home that night 
the happiest, man in all the world. Then 
chiding himself for being so silly, he went 
to bed. 

He had been in bed an unconscionable while 
he thought, for the half-horn- had just been 
sounded.- He was restless. He could not even 
begin to sleep. The more he tried, . the more 
fretful and irritable he, became. These , mys--: 
terious shadowy made by the swaying , oak. . 
boughs outside his bedroom, w 7 ent chasing one 
another up and down the room. Childlike in 
his terror, ;he drew a heavy comforter oyer his' 
eyes to hold out the haunting, -preying phantoms. 
But in, his : mind’s. eye they became more riotous, 
than ever.; His temples throbbed and pained.. . 
Then there was •, a. crash, — a loud, splintering 
crash as of glassware . breaking into .myriad . 


pieces. Fie forgot the scampering shadows in 
his bedroom, . and peered wildly out into the 
darkness. 

“Sh. . .sh. . . ” then a muffled noise in the 
parlor dowmstairs. 

He u’as tensely moved now. Again wLispered 
murmurings came up from the parlor. 

He w'aited, completely wrought up by the 
strange conduct of Miss,Lucy’s beau at that hour 
of the night. He heard the clicking of glasses 
and at once he bethought himself that this 
bold fellow 7 was making free with his store of 
apple-cider. 

He arose quickly but quietly from his bed 
' and stole cautiously out into the hallway. 
Grasping the small glass lamp tenaciously, 
he stepped defiantly dowmstairs, with all the 
dignity of ' his patriarchal bearing. At the 
bottom the lamp chimney tilted and crashed 
on the floor of the hallw 7 ay. 

Lydia aw 7 oke. Terrified by the sounds below 7 , 
she ventured no farther than the bed-room 
threshold. There W'ere. angry, cutting w 7 ords in 
the parlor below 7 . Her husband’s voice w 7 as 
clearly audible. There came a crash, a shuffling 
back and forth, a chair overturning struck 
violently against the piano keys. She could 
hear a tugging, a continuous crowding and 
pushing in the hallway near the hatrack. For 
a v 7 hile, her senses now 7 dulled, she heard no 
more. . . - . 

. All at once the front door slammed, clicking 
the lock and making the whole house vibrate. 
There was a heavy .-thump on the front porch. 
Then she heard distinctly the porch steps creak 
frostily. . . ' 

As two quivering arms enfolded her,- she 
suddenly came to. She cried convulsively. 

“Oh Charley, you shouldn’t have even ris- - 
risked — ” / ' 

“Shouldn’t!, -Do you think I can sleep with 
that big mollycoddle aywhispering and a-chuck-. 
ling and breaking into "things, Let Lucy keep 
-her beau out o’ 'my house—” _ . 

• “But it wasn’t Lucy’s beau, dear. He 
doesn’t come till to-morrow, night. It was a 
burglar, man. Mrs. Pendleton was saying. . ..” 

. “Good gracious, Lydia,”, he sputtered in- 
dignantly, “why; didn’t you tell me that 
before. I thought he was Lucy’s beau.” He 
fell willingly into her arms, yV 

r World peace may - comey wdtha change in 
human natur i — Senior ,Thdti'gJits. \ ' 


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Varsity Verse. 

“WE Learn From: Psychology — ” 

My friend you may aspire to fame. 

To laurels green, at Notre Dame, 

So listen well, while I proclaim 
My warning psychological. 

Those charming maidens, passing fair. 

Who challenge admiration’s stare 
They’re really nothing but thin air. 

Conceived in your mentality. 

That sordid gold, intensely sought 
Strictly speaking, is but naught, 

A vision fraudulently wrought. 

And set forth by your consciousness. 

The blows you get, when on the field, 

Your face, some other guy has heeled. 

Forget it all, you should be steeled 
’Gainst cognitive deceptiveness. 

T. J. T. 

Beg Your Pardon. 

The convict leaves his cell at night 
Before the guards awake; 

This note he writes: “Excuse, kind sirs, 

The liberty I take.” 

V. A. C. 

The Moocher. 

The hour was late, the lights were out, 

And ’neath the quilts I snugly lay, 

AVhen at the door I heard a knock, 

I knew 'twas Tom for some P. A. 

J. R. J. 

' Charity. 

A timid little Freshman, 

To the mission box did come, 

He dropped therein a penny 
Then waited for his gum.' 

P. S. B. 

■ Alan Seeger. . 

To him Adventure cried,' 

Romance beckoned him on 
Toward glory to be won: 

. He came, he fought, he died. 

V. F. 

\ - 

Memories. 

When day. is sinking in the west, 

And evening shadows fall, 

I think of those I love the best, 

But Mother, most of all. - ' 

. D: C. R. 


SCHOLASTIC 

The Mission of Columbus.* 

' BY FRANK J. HURLEY, ’iS. 

It is good to contemplate the lives of illus- 
trious men. It' is familiar learning that our 
characters are formed and our lives directed, 
to a large extent, by the companions we choose. 

Our companionship with great men through 
study of what they did, what they were, and 
the ideals which inspired. them, is but one_ step 
away from actual companionship' with them. 
Whoever contemplates the life of Lincoln and 
sympathetically studies - that man, uncon- . 
sciously acquires some of his tolerance, some of 
his optimism, some of his faith in the' goodness 
of God. Whoever dwells upon the „ life-work 
of Webster will become a better American 
because he will become a better, informed 
American in regard to the structure, the nature 
and the special mission of our government. 

We acquaint ourselves with the life of our Lord 
in order that we may be encouraged to imitate 
His example and conform our lives to Hisl - 
But in addition to this individual good which 
may be derived from a consideration of the -life 
of an} r great man, there is another ■special reason 
why Americans should commemorate the life 
of Columbus at this time. Today our nation 
is threatened by, and is actually at war with,- 
the very principles of government from which' 
it broke away nearly a century and a half ago, 
arid against which this republic is a vehement 
protest. Should some student of history read 
in the future of the overthrow of the American 
republic, it is not at all likely that he would be 
either startled or surprised. This has been the- 
fate common to all republic of the past. - Re- 
publics are traditionally short-lived. The great 
danger through which our country is now pass- 
ing is the special reason why we should know the 
purposes, ideals and religion of him whose dis- 
coveries made our country possible. - Reflection 
upon his life will 'convince us that if America will 
< model her national life in hrirmony with- the 
spirit of the great discoverer, she need not fear 
the most troublesome events which the future 
may hold in store for -her. A? 

It is regrettable that there is so much specu- . 
lation and uncertainty concerning the- details 
of the life of Columbus. Fifteen - cities claim 1 
the honor of his birthplace; more than five 
hundred ‘ portraits contend i for ‘ recognition: 

* Oration delivered in Washington Hall; Oct: ra". • - 



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It is not disputed, however, that his main 
reason in venturing upon the unknown ocean 
was the spread of Catholicity. More than his 
desire to unlock the treasures of India to 
Ferdinand and Isabella;, stronger than his wish 
for a speedier way to the far East where millions 
might be made frbm silks and spices; more 
holy than his wish to serve his foster country 
was his determination to serve his God. Colum- 
bus wanted to bring the blessings, and consola- 
tions of his faith to the peoples of India. . Pope 
Leo/ XIII. said on the occasion of the fourth 
centennial- of America’s discovery: “We do 

' not say that Columbus was unmoved by per- 
fectly honorable aspirations after knowledge; 
nor did he despise the glory which is a most 
engrossing ideal to great souls; nor did he al- 
together scorn a hope of advantage to himself. 

Far above all of these human considerations 
<- 

to him, however, was the consideration of his 
ancient faith which dowered him with strength 
of mind and will and -often strengthened and 
consoled him in the midst of the greatest 
difficulties. This view and aim is known to 
have possessed his mind above all else; namely, 
to open a way for the gospel over new lands and 
seas.” The name Christopher itself signifies 
Christ bearer. 

Successful as Columbus was in extending 
the faith, it is generally believed that he failed 
Mn the practical object of his vo)'age — that is, 
in finding a speedy way to the East. This is 

- the superficial view. Victor Dowling, a noted 
jurist and scholar, said a few years ago:. “We 
have witnessed the completion of that stupen- 
dous canal, joining the Atlantic and the Pacific 
at the very spot which Columbus, with prophetic 
vision, thought was then the. path- way to India. 
Well did Benton suggest the erection upon the 

’ great trans-continental railroad as its ‘ ‘ crowning 
honor, the colossal statue of the great Columbus, 
whose, design it ' accomplishes, hewn from a 
granite mass of a peak on the mountain, the 
mountain itself a pedestal and -the statue a part 
of .the mountain, pointing its outstretched 
arms to the horizon and saying to the speeding 
passenger, ‘There is East; there, is. India’.” 
Apart from the practical result of making the ’ 
world an open book and of stimulating .commerce 
to a degree hitherto undreamed of, the explorer’s 

- life is replete /with impressive lessons. His/ 
whole life -was dedicated to .public .service 
despite a public indifference which rejected his 
theories as those of an insane mam Undismayed 



by the sneers of the wise, the warnings of the 
superstitious, or the enmity of the masses, 
Columbus held steadfast to his convictions. 
The fruits of his fortitude in thus doubling the 
, known area of the earth, are incomprehensible. 
The . discovery of America was the most pro- 
digious event in human history, and its author 
has, during the last century, received part of 
that credit and distinction commensurate with 
his work and the noble motive which inspired 
that work. 

Columbus imitated nobody and there can be 
no repetition of his work. But there never was 
an hour in Columbia’s eventful history when 
- she needed men like Columbus as she needs 
them today. Men of the Catholic faith whose 
religion obligates them to serve their country 
and to bare their breasts to the wounds of battle. 
Since Catholicism and Americanism are one, 
Columbia needs statesmen like Columbus' whose 
guiding star shall be the Star of Bethlehem; 
statesmen with optimistic vision who can look 
out over the restless, war-tom world and shape 
our policies so that America may not only 
emerge triumphant even as the Santa Maria 
found the shores of San Salvador, but that 
when the mercy of God shall have decreed 
that the . sins which occasioned the war have 
been expiated, may the council of nations have 
a Columbus pleading for the Clirist-like conduct 
of nations as well as of men. Thus alone will 
be secured to the world that enduring peace 
at. whose coming the morning stars will surely 
sing together and the sons of men will shout for 

joy- 



The Founder of Notre Dame.* 

FRANK BOLAND, TS. 1 

Self-sacrifice is the foundation of all progress. 
By it the great movements of. the world have, 
been accomplished; those movements that have 
worked for the betterment of man. We see it in 
. the history of ancient nations and in the records 
of our . own times as an. underlying power, an 
indispensable condition to success. For Colum- 
bus, Washington, Lincoln, .and many other 
leaders of the past, self-sacrifice won the crown 
of immortality. • We pay tribute to the memory 
of these historic heroes for their services given 
freely in our behalf, and as we develop in. pros- 
perity so too does our gratitude increase. We 
v* OrationdBiverediil Washington Hall, Oct. 12. 


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are especially grateful when the sacrifice that 
has purchased this prosperity has been costly. 

To-morrow we commemorate the founding 
of this University. As the stranger views it 
now, with its splendid campus, spacious grounds, 
its many and magnificent buildings, he is eager 
to know something of its beginning. For us 
who dwell here, the story of the founding is 
almost too familiar to need recital. Yet, on 
this occasion, it is our fond duty to pay homage 
to the man and his co-workers by whose labor 
and self-sacrifice we possess the advantages of 
the present. The name of Sorin will ever be 
sacred to those who know of his achievements. 
In his life-work he sought, not to satisfy a mere 
human ambition, not to win the plaudits of his 
fellowman, not to enroll his name on the golden 
pages of history, but to raise here, in what was 
then the wilderness of northern Indiana, a 
lasting monument to the' honor of God for the 
good of men. He was dominated by the highest 
ideals of Christian manhood and Christian 
virtue, and these he sought to incidcate into 
the hearts of the American youth by means of a 
great school. How well he has succeeded anyone 
may judge from the Notre Dame of to-day. 
Only seventy-five years ago there was a log 
cabin in the heart of the unleveled forest; to- 
day there is a University with all the modern 
facilities. No one but a man of indomitable 
faith could have undertaken and accomplished _ 
such a task. From the da} 7 " Sorin left his beloved 
France, faith was his “ruling passion.” It 
became the “principle of his vitality, his very, 
existence.” What else but the motive of great 
faith could have led the way through the press- 
ing despair when the ravages of disease more 
than decimated his little band of followers? 
■What, but the faith could have inspired an 
old man of sixty- six years to begin his life work 
over when he saw the labors of his forty years 
■reduced to ashes? 

It was the . great purpose of this saintly son 
of France to erect a Catholic University that 
would teach the sound principles of Catholic 
truth and : unite the love of God . with the love , 
of country. Sorin’ s devotion to his adopted 
country won universal admiration;, even among 
the courts of foreign .nations he was known by 
the simple though expressive appellation, “The 
American.” His deep spirit" of patriotism is 
revealed in that significant rebuke to his rever- 
end nephew ..who “seemed too. much a French- - 
man to suit -Father- Sorin.” He said to him , 


“France is* for the French, America is for 
Americans.” ; - 

From its lowly beginning, founded and devel- 
oped by the labor, of heroic hands, this Univer- 
sity has worked its hard way up from the wilder- 
ness. Each step was. made possible by the 
trials that preceded it, and to-day, Notre Dame 
stands, the realization of -Sorin’s ideals. It is for 
us who enjoy the fruits of his great privations 
to t pay the honor due his sacred memory. As 
his sacrifice was great so too should be -our 
gratitude, We are proud of the. humble origin 
of our Alma Mater; we are proud that Father 
Sorin was its founder; we are proud that this 
golden dome and these many-spired buildings 
were raised to the blue battlements of heaven, 
not out of the generosity of superfluous wealth 
but out of the unceasing self-sacrifice of those 
saintly men who gave their fives here. The 
spirit of the founders is the spirit of self-denial, 
devotion to high ideals, and unfailing confidence 
in the Providence of God and the patronage, 
of His Blessed Mother. This spirit which' still 
animates the men of Notre Dame reigns upper- 
most in our hearts to-night. May the memory 
of Sorin be a perpetual inspiration to those who 
know his character and' his work; and may 
each Founders’ Day find us more grateful to 
him whose fife work was lived so effectively 
in our behalf. 

Senior Thoughts. 

» * 

It is never too early to learn. - . - - 

Too much work is the best antidote for a 
dull day. - . 

Love makes the wise man wiser and the fool 
. more foolish. .» 

Energy, like money, must be well spent to 
yield an income. 

The mind, like the body, must be well fed 
to -insure its growth. - * 

Most self-made men never succeed in over- 
coming the handicap: 

To some freshmen the year is -a . stepping- 
stone 'to a degree: to others it -is a stumbling 
block. . ' , ... i ' ' . ■ 

. Tell me-what section of The Sunday, paper thfe 
man seeks first, and I’ll tefi you what manner 
of 'man. he is.; ..;y ■ ■ 

- Bigamy is its own .punishment, and the; man ', 
who has .two wives. : deserves nothing at .the 
hands, of the • law. ' _ ■ a, 


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|otpe pame^holastic 

DISCE-QUASISE/'\PER-VICWRUSVIV-E- QUASI- CRASAIORITVIJVS 


Entered as Second-Class Mail Matter. 

Published 

every Saturday during the School Term at 
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME. 

the 

VOL. LI. 

OCTOBER 20, 1917. 

NO. 4 


Board of Editors. 


Delmar J. Edmondson, ’iS John A. Lemmer. ’iS 
Charles W. Call, ’iS John L. Reuss, ’iS 
Thomas F. Healy, ’19 George D. Haller, ’19 
Brother Austin, C. S. C., ’iS 

— For many mouths the desire for peace has 
been growing in the souls of men. The heart 
'of humanity, bleeding from the . wounds of the 

last three years, yearns 
A Prayer for Peace, for the dawn of a new 

day'. Hopefully did it 
beat when Pope Benedict XV. begged the 
nations to cease from the carnage. But as yet 
the night of desolation is upon us. The Holy 
Father, not surprised at the rejection for the 
present of his peace proposal, bids all his children 
turn to the Prince of Peace and to His Heavenly 
Mother. This is the last great refuge — the one 
resort of the millions weary of this most awful 
war. On every* side the Rosary r devotions of 
October are being offered for peace. And there 
is scon to be made a nation-wide Novena for 
peace, in which the whole country. will unite 
in storming ' heaven for the blessing so long 
withheld. The spectacle of a nation on its knees 
praying for a common end cannot go for naught 
in the" sight of God. 

We are in war, and we are set upon victory, 
but heaven forbid that this' should prevent us 
from asking God to enlighten the nations, to 
lead our enemies again to reconciliation with us, 
and thus bring us a less costly peace. We should 
pray * for a peace that will be lasting— one 
founded upon the principles which the Pope 
has set forth, so that those who come after us 
and all future generations may not suffer the 
experience we have suffered, but may enjoy the 

enduring fruits of the peace we now implore. 

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of the first subscription, the Government of the 

United States offers 
The Second Liberty Loan, the American citi- 
zen another chance 
to do his part in the country-’s cause, and at the 
same time another opportunity'' for the wise 
investment of his savings. Previous to our 
entrance into the world war the American had 
no good public security’ - into which he could put 
his money. The liberty r loan supplies that 
security'-. Four millions of people heard the 
nation’s first appeal and became subscribers to 
the initial-loan of two billions of dollars, and 
now bonds to . the extent of three billions of 
dollars more await purchase. It need not be 
patriotism' solely’ - that prompts the purchaser, 
but appreciation of a good business proposition 
as well. The buyer of a liberty^ bond is making 
the safest investment possible, an investment 
based upon the security' - of the American nation 
itself. The German government has completed 
six war loans, and is now meeting with success 
on the seventh. It is in answer to this - that 
America’s second liberty r loan must be over- 
whelminglyr successful. The liberty loan is the 
link that binds citizen and soldier. It is the 
citizen’s avowal that he is behind the soldier 
heart and - soul. It emphasizes the unity' - of 
purpose that directs them, and stimulates the 
morale so essential to victory. 


— Press dispatches during the past week 
contained the following welcome news : 

The British Government has conferred its “medal 
of distinguished conduct’’ on Rev. 
Well-Merited George M. Sauvage, C. S. C., a 
Honor. professor at the Catholic University, 
who has been at the war front for 
some time, where he rendered eminent sendee while 
with the British expeditionary force in France. He 
was sent by the French Government to act as inter- 
preter for the English, but his priestly zeal led him to 
use an opportunity for heroic religious work. _ 

Doctor Sauvage is a distinguished member 
cf the Congregation of the Holy Cross, who, 
like bis confreres, was banished from France a 
few years ago. Like so many other noble 
priests and religious, in the hour of his country' - ’ s 
peril he returned to fight for the very land that 
had banished him ; from its borders. It was an 
inspiring example, arid we hope beautiful 
France: may' - profit by it. 


—The campaign for the second liberty loan —Universal- commendation greets the war- 
s on. Encouraged by the tremendous success time activity of the Knights of. Columbus. A 


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three-million-clollar fund is being 'raised to 
_ establish and maintain 

The War Work of the recreation centres for 
K. C’s. the soldier at home 

ancl the soldier abroad. 
Already eighteen recreation buildings have been 
completed at as many cantonments and en- 
campments, but the work of the Knights of 
Columbus is just begun. The task which that 
great organization has assumed is gigantic. 
It contemplates, besides the erection and 
equipment of recreation centres, the mainte- 
nance of volunteer Catholic chaplains, and the 
establishment of information bureaus in France. 
That this great Catholic society is admirably 
fitted for this work was evidenced by its suc- 
cess in similar work during the Mexican trouble. 
In fact, its conspicuous success at that time 
has prompted the United States War Depart- 
ment to designate the Knights of Columbus 
as the 'official agency for all Catholic activities 
of the men in service. Since approximately 
forty per cent of our soldiers and sailors are of 
the Catholic faith, the importance of the work 
of the Knights of Columbus cannot be over- 
estimated. The society deserves the hearty 
approbation and the sturdy co-operation of 
everyone who can help it in any way. The 
Knights of Columbus merits the position it 
has achieved as the agent and trustee of 
Catholic America. 


Donations to the Library. 


From the. distinguished Canadian litterateur, 
Dr. Thomas O’Hagan, of Toronto, we have 
received and hereby acknowledge with thanks 
the following notable additions to the library 
of the University: 

Three volumes of the donor’s own work: “Songs of 
Heroic Days” (2 copies); “In the Heart of the Mea- 
dow;” and “Essays Literary and Historical;” “Cana- 
dian Poets,” by J. W. Garvin; “La Legende D’Un 
Peuple, ” by Louis Frechette; “Histoire dc L’Ouest 
-Canadian,” by L’Abbe G. Dugas; “Chansons Popu- 
lates du Canada,” by Ernest Gagnon; “La Croix du 
Chemin,” by Societe de St. Jcan-Baptiste; “Cartier 
ctSon Temps,” by A. D. Celles; “Contours Canadiens- 
Francais?” by E. Z. Massicotte; “L’Union dc Deus 
Canadas,” by L. O. David; “La Corvee,” by Societe 
St. Jcan-Baptiste; Oeuvres Completes, de H. R. 
Casgrain; "Canada in Flanders,” by Lord' Beaver- 
brook; “Los Sulpiciens,” by H. R. Casgrain; “Le 
Saint-Laurent,” by Alphonse Leclaire; Complete 
Works of Octave Cremanzie, edited by the Canadian 
Institute of Quebec; “Les Fleurs de' la Poesie Cana- 


dienne,” by L’Abbe A. Nantel; “Conferences et 
Discours,” by A. B. Routhier; “Le Chartreuse de 
Parma,” by De Stendhal; “Histoire du. Canada,’* 
by Joseph Royal; “Poems,” by Archibald Lampman; 
“Canada in Flanders,” by Sir Max Aitken; “The 
New Era in Canada,” by J. O. Miller; “Poems,” 
by Wilfred Campbell; “Sons of Canada,” by Augustus 
Bridle; “Poems,” by Charles Roberts; “Confedera- 
tion and Its Leaders,” by M. O. Hammond; 
“Canada, the Spell Binder,” by Lillian Whiting; 
“Rambles of a Canadian Naturalist,” by S. T. Wood; 
Collected Poems of Isabella Valancy .Crawford; 
“La Poesie Lyrique en France,” by Rene- Doumic. 

The Library is indebted to Dr. Max Pam 
(LL. D., To), founder of the School of Journalism 
at Notre Dame, for the volumes on journalism 
listed below . This is only the first installment' of 
the complete library of journalism which Doctor 
Pam intends to contribute to the school which 
bears his name. 

“Famous War Correspondents,” by F. L. Bullard; 
“Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence,” by 
G. M. Hyde; “Journalism,” by G. W. Ochs; “Jour- 
nalism,” by C. W. Olin; “History of Educational 
Journalism,” by C. W. Bardeen; “Forty Years in 
Educational Journalism,” by C. W. Bardeen;. “A 
Study in the'Ainerican Newspaper,” by D. F. Wilcox; 
“Social Psychology;” “The Power of the Press,” 
by J. B. Hawthorne; “College Journalism,” by 
James Bruce; “Establishing a Newspaper,” by O. F: 
Byxbee; “The Making of a Journalist,” by Julian 1 
Ralph; “Making a Newspaper,” by J. L. Given; 
“Pitman's Popular Guide to Journalism,” by Alfred 
Kingston; “Reporting for the Newspapers,” by C. 
Hemstreet; “Commercialism and Journalism,” by 
Hamilton Holt; “Everyday Ethics,”- Yale University 
Lectures; "The Log of a Would-Be War Corres- 
pondent,” by H. W. Farnsworth; “Journalism and 
Literature,” by H. W. Boynton; “History of Canadian 
-Journalism,” by Canadian Press Association; “Hand- 
book of Journalism,” by N. C. Fowler; “Writing of 
News,” by C. G. Ross; “ William Hazlitt,” by A. 
Birrcll; “Newspaper Writing and Editing,” by W. G. 
BIcycr; “Practical Journalism,” by E. L. Shuman; 
“How to Become a Successful Newspaper Man,” by 
A. S. Borroughs; “Thought-Building in Composi- 
tion,” by R. W. Neal; “The Makings of a Newspaper 
Man,” by S. G. Blythe; and “Essentials in Journal- 
ism,” .by T. T. Frankenburg. 

Mr. Peter McElligott (LL. B-, '02) of New, 
York City has presented the Library with 
“The New York Red Book,” by* James Malcolm, 
and a “Life and Times of Washington”.- in 
two volumes, by Schroeder-Lossing. / 


The name of Rt. Rev. Michael T. Hoban, 
Bishop of Scranton, was inadvertently omitted 
from the list of commencement visitors in our 
issue of last . week.. We regret the mistake and 
apologize. 


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Local News. 


— “Ted” Sheehan, of Portland, Oregon, has 

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been chosen to captain the Corby team during 
the present football season. 

— Louis Klapheke of Corby I-Iall left Wednes- 
day for his home in Louisville, Kentucky, to 
attend the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary 
of his parents. 

— “Art” Lydon, popular prefect of Carroll 
last year, is doing electrical construction work 
in his home town, Geneva, N. Y. We expect 
to hear great things of “Art” in the future. 

— -The ex-Carroll team football held the 
heavier Brownson squad to an 1S-0 score last 
week — which is goipg some for the Carrollites 
of last year. It was the first game of the season 
for both teams. 

— Notice — Students, past and present, are 
always pleased to hear of the whereabouts and 
the doings of former classmates. You can 
help to keep them informed by passing the news 
to an Editor or leaving it at the Rector’s office 
in Corby. 

— Captain Watson’s “Teenie Weenies” of 
Carroll invaded the Minims’ campus recently 
and defeated the little warriors of St. Edward’s 
by a score of 38-0. A feature of the game was 
the “pulling” of a Kalamazoo trick play by 
the “Weenies.” 

— The students’ retreat will begin on October 
28 this year .and will be preached by Reverend 
Richard Collentine, C. S. C. of the Hoi}'- Cross 
Mission Band. Father Collentine was well 
known in his student days here for his oratorical 
and debating ability. 

— Walter O’Keefe, of the Notre Dame Glee 
Club, participated in a musical program given 
by the Knights of Columbus of Michigan City, 
Tuesday evening. Professor Hines also attended. 
Walter sang Irish songs and recited Irish stories 
for his Michigan City friends. 

' — Notice — The Scholastic Editors would 
appreciate it if the secretaries of State Clubs, 
Class Societies, etc., would leave any reports 
of their organization’s activities at the Rector’s 
office in Corby. Let us help you to make your 
society a University institution. 

— Students attending class in the new Library 
will notice the beginning of work on what is to 
be the second University quadrangle. Brother 
Philip is lending his supervision to the land- 


scaping with a view to making it harmonize in 
its general effect with the architecture of the 
library which will dominate the new quadrangle. 

— Final arrangements have been made for 
the Day Dodgers’ Dance to be held next Wednes- 
day at the Oliver Hotel. Since the sale of 
tickets has already been completed, no tickets 
can be obtained at the door nor will any cash 
admission be accepted. Admission by ticket 
only! 

— Those whose custom it is to take an occa- 
sional walk around our beautiful little lake to 
the north, must have noticed with concern 
that it has receded somewhat this year from its 
accustomed boundaries. There seems to be no 
grave cause for alarm, , however, since an old 
resident assures us that thirty-five years ago it 
was much lower- than at present but later re- 
turned to its usual size. 

^ — “Nina, the Flower Girl,” featuring Bessie 
Love, was shown in Washington Hall, Saturday 
evening. Bessie Love seems to have lost that 
indefinable charm which she possessed just a 
few years ago, and no skill in acting or assumed 
artlessness can replace it. The story contains 
some unnecessary details, such as the proposals 
of the Knight of Good Deeds, who is rather 
ill-treated considering the good he did. 

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— In accordance with a request made by the 
United States Civil Service Commission through 
its President, John A. Mcllhenny, we call 
attention to a notice placed at the basement 
entrance of the Main Building offering oppor- 
tunity to those who wish to qualify for appoint- 
ment in that department. The Government 
is in need of stenographers, and any assistance 
given at present is not only patriotic but carries 
with it also excellent chances for advancement. 

— W. S. Braithenwaite, writing in the Boston 
Evening Transcript a short time ago, commented 
at length upon “The Dead Musician and Other 
Poems,” by Rev. Charles O’Donnell, C. S. C., 
of the English Department of the University. 
Mr. Braithenwaite emphasized Father O’Don- 
nell’s “modest consciousness and reticent rever- 
ence for his art” as something apart from the 
vain familiarity which talented writers so often 
assume in treating sacred subjects. 

—Favorable progress is reported concerning 
the construction of the University’s new 
residence for freshmen, Badin Hall; and the new 
chemical building. One wing of Badin Hall 
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The chemistry authorities state that most depart- 
ments will be inaugurated in the new building, 
about November ioth. Both halls are modern 
and fireproof. Chemistry Hall will have an 
innovation in the way of an exterior receptacle 
for inflammable . and combustible materials. 

— Charles Call and W m. J. Noonan, Seniors, 
launched the .Freshman Class upon its career 
as an organization last Monday, night in the 
Sorin Law Room. Under the direction of the 
two Seniors the following officers were elected: 
Emmett Sweeny (Brownson), president; James 
Babcock (Corby), vice-president; John Sullivan 
(Corby), secretary; George Meredith (Brown- 
son), treasurer. 

— Josef Konecny, Bohemian violin virtuoso, 
assisted by Martha Stelzl, and Mary Tris, 
gave a well-appreciated recital Wednesday 
evening in Washington Hall. Mary Tris 
rendered several piano selections, of which 
Chopin’s “Military Polonaise” was a delightful - 
number. Martha Stelzl has a rich and .full 
soprano which won her several encores. Josef 
Konecny plays like a master and at times his 
violin and bow sce'm a part of himself. Fiorillo’s 
“Etude No. 28” carried out an entrancing 
minor strain. 

— Efforts are being made to increase the 
facilities of our Medical and Journalism schools 
through the establishment of complete reference 
libraries in both departments. Through the 
generosity of Dr. Max Pam, of Chicago, founder 
of the school of Journalism, over one hundred 
volumes of relevant matter have been added to 
the library of that department, with more to 
follow. Dr. Francis J. Powers, Dean of the 
school of Medicine, has also completed plans 
for filling the library shelves with matter suited 
to the work of those under his care. 

— Last Sunday evening, the Poetry Society 
had its first meeting of the year; There was an 
enthusiastic return of the “old guard.” Father 
O’Donnell, founder and director of the society, 
gave a short talk on the activities of the poets 
during the last three months and introduced 
two new books of verse, Joyce Kilmer’s “Main 
Street and. Other Poems” and Father Michael 
.Earls’, S. J., “Ballads of Peace in War.” Pro- 
fessor Carruth’s new. volume, “Verse Writing,” 
also was considered. The next meeting of the* 
club will be Oct.- 28. A limited number of new 
members will be received. 

— Those who feared for the reputation of the 


University orchestra this year will rejoice to 
know that, in spite of only three of last year’s 
members returning, it promises to be bigger and 
better than ever. Dillon J. Patterson is director 
and the instrumentation is as follows: Edward 
Clancy, August Shenden, trombones; A. J. 
Cusick, drums; Timothy Ouinlan, clarinet: 
Richard E. Maloney, James M. Ried, Paul 
Roby, Charles F. Overton, Ray Billard, George 
Billard, D. J. Kupsy, violins; Theodore Giese, 
cello; Bernard Doane, saxaphone; John Apt, 
French horn; Peter McKenna, flute; James 
F. Clancy, James A. Culligan, comets; Dillon 
J. Patterson, piano. 

— The Right Reverend John P. Carroll, 
Bishop of Helena, Montana; addressed the 
students of Notre Dame in Washington Hall 
Friday morning. Bishop Carroll, who is a very 
ready as well as forcible speaker, drew a 
parallel between the great discoverer Columbus 
and the founder of Notre Dame, showing 
wherein the lives of the two pioneers exemplified 
the virtues of Faith, Llope and Charity. As 
a conclusion to the comparison, he emphasized 
the even greater need' of these virtues in the 
lives of Catholic young men of today if they 
would build worthily upon the foundations laid 
by those who have gone before. 

— On November 22, a winter course in Agri- 
culture lasting eighteen weeks, will be begun. 
The innovation is especially designed to assist 
boys who cannot afford the full college course 
or who are needed at home* during the crbp 
seasons. The only entrance requirements are 
that a boy be seventeen years old and have a 
common school ' education. If desired, this 
work can be later offered in the regular four- 
year course, or can be made the beginning of 
the' two-year course. The new arrangement 
opens the door to so many deserving boys of 
poor parentage that it might well be emulated 
by other Agricultural colleges. 

— In accordance with the launching of the 
most extraordinary speech-making campaign 
ever held in the United States, the plan of which 
is to relay the verbal message of the Second 
Liberty Loan to the entire nation, Notre Dame 
has patriotically entered several oratorical 
volunteers to assist in this whirlwind, effort. 
The “flying squad” will deliver speeches of 
four minute duration during the intermissions 
in all South Bend and Mishawaka theatres and 
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Notre Dame “four-minute men” is'to stir local 
patriotism necessary to thoroughly materialize 
the project and to impress upon South Bend 
people that the purchase of the new Liberty 
Loan bonds is a paying investment as well as 
a patriotic service. The following well-known 
speakers have volunteered their services and 
will act under the supervision of Professor 
Farrell: Frank J. Hurley, Joseph Riley, John 
Lemmer, Thomas Hoban, Francis T. McGrain. 

— Under the direction of Rev. John O’Hara, 
C. S. C., Dean of the Foreign Commerce depart- 
ment, the commercial students organized a 
society Wednesday to be known as the Chamber 
of Commerce. The society has three divisions: 
juniors and seniors, sophomores and freshmen, 
and the short course men. Its object is to 
analyze industrial conditions and foreign rela- 
tions., Meetings will be held weekly and will 
be conducted after the manner of the ideal 
civic Chamber of Commerce. 

— The following extract from a letter written 
by “Stu” Carroll, although referring to events 
which happened some time ago, will interest 
the Notre Dame student: “Ninety- two of us, all 
quartermaster clerks, came here,- including our 
erubescent friend, Grimes The day after our 
arrival we were lined up for a typewriting exam, 
the N. D. correspondents, with their usual 
brilliancy and aplomb, receiving grades of 
‘excellent’ while but ten others of the group 
achieved that grade. The sergeant in charge, 
named Stoner, is an old West' Point man and 
knew Jim O’Donnell who played' football 
in Sorin some years ago, then went • to Pitt. 
When the ‘serg:’ found -I .was from N. D., he 
assigned me to his office which is the post 
quartermaster’s. Charlie hasn’t. been assigned 
yet, but we’re trying to get him in here.” 

“Notre Dame,” as a trade mark, can’t be 
beaten and no one knows it better than the 

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West Point men. • 


A program committee was appointed as 
follows: A. W. Slaggert, R. Flick, and A. Van 
Worteghan.. Orations were also given at the 
last meeting on the following subjects: “An 
Enemy within the Borders, ” Francis J. Murphy ; ^ 

“ Goliath and David,” A. V anWorteghan ; “The r i 
Blame for War Prices,” Leo L- Ward ; “The 
Greater Liberty Loan,” A. W. Slaggert; “Prog- _ 
ress at Washington,” David Philbin; “Ameri- % 
canism,” Paul R. Conaghan. ; 

— The Field Afar, .a missionary magazine, i 
commented very favorably a short time ago 
upon the campaign among the students last 
year in behalf of the Bengal (India) missions. 

In writing about this pioneer movement towards 
the forming of a Foreign Mission Society among _ 
Catholic la}^ students in the United States, 
the writer says: “It is pleasant to hear of 
these Notre Dame activities, but we shall 
not be content until we learn that this or 
. some other well-equipped University has a 
branch of its school over in Eastern Asia.” 

We are glad to be able to assure the Field 
Afar that the University of Notre Dame 
already has a daughter institution in the city of 
Dacca, India, under the -constant personal 
direction of the Rev. John Hennessy, C. S. C., 

(A. B., Notre Dame, ’02). There is a well- 
equipped modern high school doing the same 
high class work in the Orient for education that 
Notre Dame is trying to do in the United l 
States. 

In reference to the above, the following 
communication from one engaged in mission j 
work wifi be of great interest to our students: j 
“ Somewhere , between. Notre Dame and India l 
there is,- a letter travelling westward addressed | 
to Father Crowley, C. S. C., Dacca, India, and 
containing a /check for $51.25. This amount 
. represents the generous yield of the Bengal ; 

Mission Boxes . when opened at Commence- j 

ment. -Those of the various halls . who dropped j 
their occasional pennies into the boxes may ! 


. - — Rev. W. A. Bolger, C. S. C., addressed 
the members, of the Brownson Literacy and 
Debating Society at the regular weekly meeting 
last .Thursday night on the subject, “How to 
Prepare a Debate.” The qualities that a subject 
for debate should possess were noted and 
instructions were given as to the prep ar ation of 
briefs:; Father. Bolger has charge of the Varsity 
debating, teams each year, and his lecture .last 
Thursday evening proved quite useful to the 
menibers of the society. 


indeed feel glad' now that they did so. It was 
- not a> great sacrifice, but it means souls saved 
in India and constitutes an indication of the 
real.Notre Dame spirit. The contribution from 
.the halls were as . follows: Walsh, ’ $13.40; 

Brownson, $12.32; Corby, $10.37; - Carroll,' 
<$4-Q2 ; St. Joseph, $4.00; Sorin, $3.81; St. 
Edward’s, $3.33.” Let us hope that the students 
this Tear will not be less generous in their loyalty 
to the Notre Dame missionaries laboring for 
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Founders’ Day Program. 


On St. Edward’s Eve, the University cele- 
brated the double festival of Columbus’ Day 
and Founders’ Day in Washington Hall.. John 
Lemmer presided over the commemorative 
•'* exercises which were well balanced and of 
unusual merit. The orations, as delivered by 
Francis Hurley and Francis Boland, were not 
only exceptional in manuscript and delivery 
but of a happy length as well — something unu- 
sual to such occasions. It is seldom that we 
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have such finished orators so early in the 
season. William Kelly, in spite of a little 
defect in enunciation, recited Miller’s master- 
piece rather well, and Charles Macauley 
delivered Father O’Donnell’s ode “Founders’ 
Day,’’ which has been the subject of much 
favorable comment. The University views, 
although somewhat blurred at times, evoked 
much applause from the students. The interest 
shown in the Notre Dame .pictures suggests 
the idea of “more,” and it is to be hoped that 
the innovation of local scenes upon our screen 
has come to stay. The University orchestra 
made its initial appearance and lived up to the 
standard of other years. Credit must be given 
to Professor Farrell who supervised the program. 
The speeches are printed elsewhere in the 
Scholastic. 


Personals. 


— Morris Starret, Junior in Journalism last 
year, is doing patrol duty along the Pacific 
coast on the U. S. S. ship Rose. 

— Mr. and Mrs. Roy Avery Browning • of 
Toledo, Ohio, visited the University recently. 
Roy Browning was a student of Carroll Hall in 
the nineties. - 

— “Whiff” Dolan, „one of our hard-hitting 
outfielders a few years ago, is now “somewhere . 
in' France. ’ ’ The old diamond star is-a lieutenant 
in an engineers corps. 

— Leo Fitzgerald, fullback, on the 'Corby 
football team last year, is , now Corporal in a 
military camp, (‘somewhere in New Jersey.” 
Leo is playing in the regimental football team. 

— Pierre A. Miller, Cadillac- “Haller”' of . 
last year, is now in Ambulance Co. B, Camp . 
Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. Pierre is - 
remembered by his friends,, ate Notre Dame as 
an - earnest student and an agreeable fellow;. 


— “Ted” Wagner, Freshman Journalist of 

last year and a member of the famous “Kub 

/ 

Klub,” is now in the Ambulance’ Corps at St. 

Louis. “Ted” expects to spend Christmas - in' 
France. 

— “Mike” King is now a Sergeant at Canip 
Travis, San Antonio, Texas, and belongs to 
Co. G 35S Infantry. “Mike” was a Corbyite 
last year and belonged to the' Notre Dame 
cadets. 

— “Archie” Duncan, student of last year, is 
in W aco, Texas, with the National Guard. 

He expects to go to France soon with the 
“Iron Jawed Brigade,” — more evidence of the 
“fighting N. D. spirit.” 

— Lloyd Morency, member of last year’s 
band and orchestra, visited his friends in Corby 
during the week. Lloyd has been working upon 
a ranch all summer, but is at present spending 
a short time at home before enlisting. 

— Harry M. Newning, Ph. B., ’14, and Fred 
Countess, an old student, have, arrived in 
Liverpool on their way to France. Both are 
very enthusiastic in their correspondence home. . 
Harry brought in many a winning score on the 
varsity baseball team in his day, 

— Notice has been received of the marriage - . 

of Miss Vera Marguerite Ver Plauck to Lieuten- 
ant Charles Herman Johnson (M. E-, ’oS), 
of the United States Coast Guard at Brooklyn, 

New York. Old friends will be glad to join, 
the Scholastic in oTering congratulations. Lieu- 
tenant Johnson has been in the service of .the 
Government for some time. 

— “Eddie” Meehan, last year’s track $tar,- 
and former student “Jim” McNulty, have 
been advanced to the position of Aides to a 
Colonel at Regimental Headquarters. “Eddie” 
writes from Hattiesburg, Miss., where they "are. 
encamped and says among other things, “I 
sure do miss the old place and I know many - 
others who do also.”. 

* 

— The following excerpt from a letter of a 
former student will be of interest to readers of 
the Scholastic: , “By now I am pretty .well 
established at K. U., but; I do. not like the 
school here nearly so well as I did . Notre Dame. 

And I long for the time when I shall be able, to . 
return there again. The classes here are con- 
ducted nicely and I am fortunate in being under" , 
several very good professors, but everything is ... 
pagan. " After being all my life in Catholic . 


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the noTre dame scholastic 


schools I cannot accustom myself to the absence 
of a religious atmosphere. And the course seems 
empty and devoid of half its charms.” 

— “Cv” Kasper, member of the record 
breaking two mile relay team of last year and 
.halfback on the Corby football team, is playing 
left halfback on the machine-gun company 
team of the Three-hundred and thirty-seventh 
infantry at Fort Snelling. The team is composed 
of former North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, 
South Dakota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania 
men. 

— The following good news comes from Salt 
Lake City, in a letter from Bishop Glass: 
“I am promising myself a visit to Notre Dame 
some time between now and Christmas, and if 
you are willing to take the risk, I shall even 
dare to speak to the young men.” Bishop 
Glass will be most welcome. He is a warm 
friend of Alma Mater, and has a colony of his 
own students here. 

— The Honorable William P. Breen (A. B., 
’77), vice-president for Indiana of the Trust 
Company Section of the American Bankers’ 
Association, submitted a report at the annual 
convention in Atlantic City, September 26th, 
which excited much attention. Mr. Breen is 
not only an orator of distinction, but one of the 
leading lawyers of America, and an acknowl- 
edged expert in financial questions. 

— Joseph E. Ralph, director of the Bureau 
of Engraving and Printing, which makes the 
entire output of the government’s paper currency 
and stamps, has resigned to become president 
of the United States Intaglio Company, a new 
bank-note concern. During his ten years in 
office Mr. Ralph had developed the department 
into a model for industrial establishments. 
Mr. Ralph is a personal friend of the Uni- 
versity, and lectured here last year, giving a 
minute description of the bureau’s interesting 
work. 


Athletic Notes. 


Notre Dame us. Wisconsin. 

Yale has her Bulldog, Princeton has her 
Tiger, other schools have their various ferocio'us 
animals, and they are welcome to the whole 
irrational kingdom as long as Notre Dame has 
her “ fight’ n Irish.” Fight, the kind that give's 
overflowing measure for what it takes, never 
before protruded from every man of a Notre 


Dame eleven as it did on Camp Randall last 
Saturday when the Gold and Blue held the 
heavier Wisconsin team to a scoreless tie. With 
their goal menaced no less than six times — 
on four occasions by attempted goals from the 
field and twice by incomplcted forward passes 
over the goal line — Notre Dame kept defending 
and' off ej ding the Badgers until they played 
them to a standstill. 

Notre Dame had not played a Conference 
eleven since 190S. Critics must have been 
impressed by the fighting spirit of the men from 
Hoosierdom who could hold the big Badgers 
at bay through a whole game, right on their 
own stamping ground. Many must have 
marvelled at the pluck and generalship of Capt. 
Phalen who trickled the last ounce of stamina 
out of his midget backfield, in a desperate 
though vain attempt to mathematically onset 
the avoirdupois of the men from the land of 
LaFollete. There came a tense moment in the 
expiring moments of the game, after all other 
means had failed, when the Notre Dame 
captain made read)' to kick a field goal from his 
forty-one yard line. The ball sailed high and 
had the necessary momentum, but failed by 
inches when it struck the goal posts above the 
cross bar. Notre Dame had to be content with 
a moral victory. 

Bahan, Brandy, and Walter Miller gave their 
all for Notre Dame. Fighting against odds 
seldom encountered by backfield men they tore 
into the heavy Wisconsin line time after time, 
never losing heart, always hoping and en- 
deavoring for the “break” that did not come. 

Dave Pliilbin also played like a wild man 
throughout the game. The big Oregonian has 
played some stellar games during his career 
at Notre Dame, but never did he assume such a 
determination to * hold an opposing team at 
any cost as' be did last Saturday. He and “Big 
Frank” Rydzewski were the stars of the defense. 
With three men hurling themselves at him 
throughout the game, Rydzewski managed to 
elude them and get into most every play. 
Once he caught a forward pass. honestly intended 
for a Badger and made thirty-five yards towards 
the Wisconsin goal before he was downed. 

Tom King and Dave Hayes, pitted against 
men way beyond their size, did exceptionally 
well. They, are but typical of the rest of the 
team — they fight, then fight some more, and 
never quit. Madigan, Andrews, Stine and , 
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positions of- the line while Pierson got away for 
a fifteen -yard run when he was put into the 
game in the last quarter. Ryan also gave his 
test when injected into the fullback position 
in the same period. 

The showing of Wisconsin should not be 
minimized. The men coached bv Richards 

■j 

showed a lot of football, and probably their worst 
fault was that they entirely underestimated 
Notre Dame prior to the game. Capt. Hancock, 
Kelley, and Simpson were the Badger luminaries, 
and they kept things interesting for Notre 
Dame from whistle to whistle. 

The Game in Quarters. 

First Quarter. 

Jacobie kicked to Bahan who returned the ball to 
the Wisconsin ^5-yard line behind superb interference. 
Miller went through the line for three, yards; Bahan 
added five, and Brandy circled left end for fifteen more. 
Three trials at the Wisconsin line failed to gain. 
Capt. Phalen then tried an on-side kick, but Capt. 
Hancock caught the ball and brought it to the Wis- 
consin 40-yard line. Davcv made six, and Jacobie 
made five and first down. Simpson carried the ball 
but failed to gain and on the next play tried a drop 
kick from the 35 -yard line, the ball going wide. Notre 
Dame took the ball on the 20-vard line and after 
Bahan had gained five, Capt. Phalen kicked to Simp- 
son on his 35-yard line. Davey and Jacobie hit the line 
for a first down. Notre Dame, however, recovered a 
Wisconsin fumble on their 40-yard line and on the next 
play Brandy tore around end for seven. Bahan added 
a yard. Notre Dame fumbled but recovered and 
Phalen punted to Wisconsin’s 15-yard line. Brandy 
was jolted hard in the mixup and time was called, but 
he stayed in the game. Wisconsin again fumbled and 
this time Notre Dume recovered on the Badger's 
7-yard line. Brandy made a yard and Bahan added 
four, but failed on the next attempt. Phalen hurried 
the next play on account of the few moments left of 
the quarter. He chose to take a chance on a forward 
pass and threw the ball across the goal line, but it went 
over Dave Hayes’ head. Quarter ended. 

Second Quarter. 

Wisconsin’s ball on her own 20-yard line. Simpson 
kicked. Brandy did not gain and Phalen kicked to 
Simpson who returned to his 35-yard line. Simpson 
again kicked to the Notre Dame 10-yard line where 
Notre Dame was penalized for being offside. Phalen 
then kicked to Simpson who returned the ball to the 
Notre Came 20-yard line. Wisconsin made first down 
on four line smashes. Davey was hurt but stayed in 
the game. Jacobie and Gould could not gain. A 
forward pass over the Notre Dame goal line went 
awry and the ball was placed on Notre Dame’s 20-yard 
line. Miller smashed through the line for four yards, 
but Bahan was held for no gain on the next' play. 
Bahan then kicked to the 45-yard line. Davey made 
four yards. Kelley was found offside for Wisconsin 
and it cost his team 5 yards. Jacobie went through 
the line for five yards, but a forward pass failed in the 


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next play and Simpson kicked to Phalen, who returned 
to his 25-yard line. Davey recovered Notre Dame’s 
fumble on the N. D. 25-vard line. Davey then made 
three, but Gould was thrown for aTo-yard loss. Simp- 
son tried a drop kick near the No,tre Dame 20-yard 
line, and Simpson again tried a drop kick but failed. 
Time. 

Third Quarter. 

Miller kicked off to Jacobie, who returned the ball 
to the Wisconsin 40-yard line. Davey made three, 
and Simpson kicked to Phalen who was downed on his 
25-yard line. Miller made five and Wisconsin was 
penalized five for being offside. Brandy and Bahan 
gained about five yards on two attempts, and Phalen 
kicked to Davey on the Notre Dame 46-yard line. 
Jacobie made four; Davey two and Stark two. but 
Jacobie failed to make first down on the fourth play by 
six inches. Miller made two, repeated with four more, 
and Brandy followed with three. Phalen would not 
take a chance on losing the ball on downs and kicked 
to Simpson who was downed on his 30-yard line. 
When Stark failed to gain Simpson got away a long 
punt that rolled to the Notre Dame 35-yard line. A 
fumble lost Notre Dame fifteen yards. Miller made 
three, but Jacobie fathomed a Notre Dame trick play 
and held Phalen to a 110-gain. Phalen kicked to Simpson 
who returned the ball 20 yards to Notre Dame’s 
35-yard line. Here a Wisconsin man was caught 
holding Tom King and Wisconsin defaulted the ball 
at the point of the offense. Miller made five yards 
on two attempts, and then a forward pass failing, 
Phalen kicked to the 21-vard 1 line. The ball was 
brought back and given to Wisconsin .on her 40-yard 
line. A fake play netted Simpson fifteen yards. Simp- 
son punted over the Notre Dame line. Phalen seemed 
to delay the Notre JDame play anticipating the end 
of the quarter when a change of goals would put the 
wind at his back. Three line plays gained but little 
before the quarter ended. 

Fourth Quarter. 

Pierson went in for Bahan; Miller went to half in 
place of Brandy; and Ryan took Miller’s place at full. 
Phalen immediately kicked to Simpson who was 
downed on his 30-yard line. Miller making a vicious 
tackle. Stark nor Cobey could gain, but a forward 
pass to Kelley barely made first down. Davey made 
two, but Stark was thrown for a loss. Rydzewski 
intercepted a forward pass on the next play, and side- 
stepped tackier after tackier until he was finally downed 
on the Wisconsin 35-yard line. Ryan made two and 
Pierson made six, but Notre Dame was penalized five 
yards for offside play. Wisconsin got the ball on her 
30-yard line and Simpson kicked to the middle of the 
field. A Notre Dame forward pass failed and Phalen 
kicked to Simpson who returned to his 35-yard line. 
Simpson made four, but on the next play sent the oval 
back to midfield. Miller hit the line for three and 
Pierson got around the Wisconsin left end for fifteen 
yards. Ryan fumbled, but recovered. Miller then 
gained a yard and Ryan added two. Phalen stepped back 
and tried a place-kick from the 41-yard line but ft hit 
the left Upright two feet above the cross bar. Simpson 
punted from the 20-yard .line' past midfield. Hancock 
then blocked Phalen’s second attempted place-kick 


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but Notre Dame recovered the ball. Phalen threw 
a forward pass but Stark intercepted it. The game 
ended with the ball in Wisconsin's possession on her 


40-yard line. 

Wisconsin (0) 
Siever. 

L E... 

Notre Dame (0) 

Haves 

Scott 

L T... 

Stine 

Kralovec 

L G... 

Andrews 

Carpenter.. 

C 

Rvdzewski 

Gallun 

R G_. 

Madigan 

Hancock (Capt.)..-. 

R T... 

Philbin 

Kellev 

R E-. 

King 

Simpson 

Q__._ 

Phalen (Capt.) 

Davev 

T, H 

Brand v 

Gould 

R H 

Balian 

Jacobie 

..... F 

Miller 


Summaries: Substitutions — Keyes for Kelley: Kel- 
ley for Gould, Starke for Kelley, Kelley for Keyes, 
McGuire for Stine, Ryan for Miller, Miller for Brandy, 
Pierson for Balian. 

Officials: Referee — Masker, Northwestern. Umpire 
— Birch, Wabash. Field Judge — Lipski, Chicago. 
Head linesman — Haines, Yale. 

Freshman Game. 

Coach Kline’s Freshman eleven got away 
to a hying start last Saturday when they 
defeated Culver Military Academy 13 to 7. 
Culver is coached this year by “Bob” Peck, 
the University of Pittsburgh All-American 
center for the past two years. Penalizations by 
the Culver-appointed officials handicapped the 
yearlings considerably and prevented them from 
running up a larger score. 

In the second half Coach Kline put in the 
second-string Freshmen, and / it was in that 
period that Culver managed to score one touch- 
down. Against the regulars they could do 
nothing. 

Dooley, Hogan, and Capt. Donovan were the 
greatest ground-gainers for the men who will 
graduate in 1921. The two latter made the 
touchdowns. Cooney kicked one goal. The 
line played consistently - and the team as a whole 
showed that it has gained a lot of the finer points 
of ( Notre Dame football under the tutelage of 
“Jake” Kline. The Freshman mentor has his 
work cut out for him from now on, as Athletic 
Director Harper has contests scheduled with 
Kalamazoo * Normal College, N. A. C. Fresh- 
men and the University'- of Michigan Freshmen. 

Interhale' Football 

f u 

The ..prospects for a successful interhall 
season are .brighter this year than they, have 
been for a long’ time. Systematic drills and signal 
practices are the daily programmes in the hall 
camps. .Pre-season dope, of course, is not al- 
ways correct, but just at present the Walshites 


seem to be the top-notchers. With thirty' - men 
out, among them being twelve classy backfield 
men; with a line averaging 160 pounds and a 
backfield tipping off 150 pounds it will be very' 
surprising if the Piersonites are not close to the 
front. Brownson also looks good. Brother 
Casimir had two squads working daily' - , and 
among his pig-skin artists, Wright, Murray', 
and Sanders are showing great promise, while 
a new man, Duffy, is a comer. Brownson meets 
the South Bend Athletic Club Sunday' for her 
first battle. 

The past week has seen the various halls in 
action. Brother Casimir’ s Chicks were defeated 
by the Walsh Chicks Saturday*, 13 to o, in a well 
contested game, while the W alsh Giants humbled 
the South Bend Athletic Club 70-6 in a veritable 
touchdown slaughter. Walsh showed evidences 
of brilliant blocking and tackling, while the 
work of Gallagher, a. line-smashing halfback, 
was stellar and promising big' things. Wheeler’s 
open field running was an added feature. 

St. Joseph College vs. Corby. 

With Murphy,. MeAffery and Babcock as a 
backfield nucleus and big “Hank” Grabner 
taking care of the line, Corby* humbled St. 
Joseph College at Rensselaer, Indiana, last 
Sunday*, 6 to o. Murphy' carried the ball over 
the line in the first three minutes of play with 
a series of line plunging which indicates that 
the Sophomore barrister will do things when the 
cup race tightens. The entire Corby' team 
played a consistent game against the attacks 
of the heavy' collegians. . Flattering comments 
were rife concerning the hospitality' extended 
the Corbyites, and the courtesies will always be 
remembered. 

St. Edward. Founders’ Day. 

Founders’ Day' was celebrated by' the boy's 
of St. Edward Hall in a most auspicious manner, 
athletic', events furnishing the bulk of the day r ’s 
amusement. After a football game in the morn- 
ing, the athletic events of the afternoon, under 
the • supervision of Father Carrico, residted as 
follows : - 

One Hundred Yard Dash — Grade 1, first, W. Allen; 
grade 2, first, M. Daly; Grade 3, first C. Carley; 
grade 4, first, R. Sanchez. Bicycle Race. — Grade 1, 
W. Allen; grade 2, G. Weiker; grade 3, J. Powell. 
Hurdle Races.— Grade 1, first, H. Herman; grade 2, 
first J. Oberwinder; .grade 3, first M. Argan; grade 4, 
first R. Cantillon. Sack Race. — Grade- 1, J. Walter; 
grade 2, L. Watson; grade 3,. E. Hosinski; grade' 4, 
G. Reardon.. . .