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
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
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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. - • ’
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___ -Old gardens, where long hours. _
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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
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
White Horsemen who ride on white horses, the Knight^
They, for their Lord and their Lover who sacrificed
All, save the sweetness of treading where he first trod.
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
They ride, where the Rivers of Paradise flash and flow,
- White Horsemen with Christ their Captain: forever
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
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
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
“Sh. . .sh. . . ” then a muffled noise in the
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
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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“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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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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
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
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
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
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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.
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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UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME.
OCTOBER 20, 1917.
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
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
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— “Ted” Sheehan, of Portland, Oregon, has
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
— 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 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
— 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.
— 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
will be ready for occupation early in November.
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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-
— 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
— 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
at other public gatherings. The object of the
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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
„ v *
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
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
; souls in the' far-off Indian tropics .
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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
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
— 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'
— “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
— “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 .
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
— 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
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 ,
McGuire, did. their parts well in the "remaining
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Notre Dame (0)
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.. . .