THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
Happy New Year! Better late than on
It’s relieving to have such a large choice
of weeks. But the safest expedient is to
take a little of each. Even the horribly ef-
fective settling-down process administered
by the faculty since vacation has failed to
erase the mental vacations. Aside from the
fact that at college the Santa Claus legend
takes on a feminist aspect, the fervor of
youth remains undiminished.
If there was a tendency to forget just
exactly what University it was from which
you were enjoying a vacation, the promi-
nence of Notre Dame in the headlines was
a saving circumstance. Much publicity,
aside from the ordinary interest in a post-
season intersectional game, arose from the
fact that it was the last hope for the sea-
son’s consistent pessimists. The outcome of
the game is reported to have brought about
many unexpected conversions. If the “paths
of glory lead but to the grave” there ought
to be a lot of smiling undertakers in South
Bend. However, the team seems to have
escaped with a few minor injuries. Alex-
ander Rockne may now sit down and weep.
While Notre Dame’s athletic prowess was
being indelibly stamped upon a few reluc-
tant native sons and a coach who should
have known better, her versatile accomplish-
ments were being demonstrated upon the
basketball courts of several opponents, and
upon the highly polished floors of the scat-
tered metropolises. A successful Holiday
schedule of basketball against Northwestern
and Mercer was followed by an off-night at
Butler and a stiff but losing fight against
the rapid Franklin five. Holiday dances
were reported in all parts of the country —
New York, Chicago, and ending with the
Pacific Pow-Wow in South Bend on January
5. It is a safe estimate that at least two
thousand publicity men for the school were
scattered about the United States during
this period, extolling and explaining the
merits of the University.
Classes resumed January 6 with all the
intensity and smoothness of never having*
stopped. The short space of time between
this date and the end of the second semester
seemed to have inspired at least the faculty
with renewed vigor and determination. The
result is that at the end of one week, some
of the students are writing home asking*
when it was they were there last. Much,
snow, much cold weather, and much work,
have assisted the faculty in subduing the
turbulence which always clings after a vaca-
tion. The films of the Stanford game drew
a heavy migration to the Palace, but the
Pathe cameraman must have been a Stan-
ford alumnus, or perhaps the Notre Dame
team is too fast for the moving* pictures.
Activities have begun under the spur of
new resolutions and speeding time. The
Scribblers’ Poetry Contest which was closed
before the Holidays ended in another vic-
tory for Harry A. McGuire. Coupled with
his victory in the “Columbia” national
poetry contest, a high ranking in the in-
tercollegiate play-writing contest, and the
winning of the Breen Medal this has been
a fairly successful season for Mr. McGuire.
A most searching study of the book “How
to Write Short Stories” by Ring Lardner,
has given no inkling as to how to write the
Week. Unless some other genius composes
a method soon, we shall have to get busy —
but only as a last resort.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
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Christ in the Morn
By Harry A. McGuire
(Winner of first prize, “Columbia" Poetry Contest)
I know not why my unbelieving steps
Should seek the morning on this Christian way.
And scuff the tarrying heels of night
As they lingeringly flee the day.
But my soul is tired. . . tired. . .
And my eyes are dry of tears.
And 1 know that if there be a Christ
I will see Him
In his corridor of years.
So, in the purple dusk-light,
As the stars retreat,
Open in eye and blind in mind,
Devils before me and angels behind,
Wearied of toiling, I find a tomb
On the hilltop, and rest my feet.
So comes the light, like an infant’s cry,
Faint and unheard in the far-off sky,
Tuned to a melody loiv and still,
Born in the grasses upon a hill.
So come the eyes of the burning sun,
Sleepily seeing the night undone,
And all the while, on the eastern wolds,
I watch rubescent day throw off its folds,
Gather the night’s discarded veils of mist.
That glow with the tints of amethyst,
Binding them loose in trailing clouds,
Building light from the stuff of shrouds.
Btit would I know the face of Christ
If it were there ?
Could I stand testimony
On the color of His hair?
Can I be knoiving that the pallor which I see
Was born of His hot anguish
What if the scarlet of this dawning day
Be dripping from the wounded moon.
Be not the blood with which His broiu
But see — the eastern field gives up its burden,
And an edge of sun is born.
God! It is Christ . . .
For in the breast of morn
I see a breathing crimson heart,
Where the flesh is bared
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
Harry A. McGuire
NOTRE DAME POET WINS NATIONAL
Competing against several thousands of
writers scattered all over the United States
and Canada, Harry A. Mc-
Guire, ’25, of The Scholastic
staff, has just won first prize
in the national poetry contest
inaugurated last Fall by “Co-
lumbia,” the official organ of
the Knights of Columbus. The
announcement of the Notre
Dame man’s carrying off the
coveted honor appears in the
January issue of “Columbia,” along with
the full text of the winning poem, “Christ in
the Morn.” The prize was fifty dollars.
So great was the interest aroused by the
“Columbia” contest, and so many the manu-
scripts submitted, that the date for the final
decision, originally set for December last,
had to be postponed. When the name of
the winner was published and the award
announced to the million readers of the K.
C. magazine, the securing of the prize by a
college man, in competition with large num-
bers of practised professional writers, cre-
ated a small sensation in literary circles.
None was more surprised than the winner
himself. As the contest progressed and
grew to unexpected dimensions, he had quite
given up expectation of taking even a sec-
ondary place. Mr. McGuire’s fine poem,
which The Scholastic reprints herewith
with the permission of “Columbia” and the
author, reveals the fact that the judges not
only made a well considered award, but
their decision has really given to Ameircan
religious literature a new poem of great
beauty and power. Incidentally, we might
add that this award bears out in a marked
degree the opinion expressed in these col-
umns some weeks ago by Professor Charles
Phillips, that Notre Dame has poets of the
Plans for the establishment of a Sociological
Seminar have been completed by Prof. MacGregor,
sociology instructor, and the first seminar will be
held next Thursday evening at 7 o’clock in Science
Hall. All those who are interested in sociological
problems are welcome to attend.
HARRY A. M’GUIRE’S PLAY WINS
Some months ago an all-American inter-
collegiate drama contest was instituted by a
New York firm of theatrical producers,
Milton Hocky and Howard J. Green, in con-
junction with the well known vaudeville
magnate, Keith, proprietor of the Keith and
Orpheum circuits. The prize offered for the
best play submitted was a metropolitan pro-
duction, a purse of $250.00, and a $50.00
royalty for every performance given on the
professional stage. The award has just been
announced, and while the prize goes to a
University of Illinois man, David F. Lafuze,
it is with pride that The Scholastic makes
note of the fact that a Notre Dame man,
Harry A. McGuire, ’25, came in second with
special mention for his play “The Old Man.”
Among the judges in the contest were
such well known theatre men as Edgar Al-
lan Woolf, the playwright, and John Pollock,
play-reader for the Keith-Orpheum Circuit.
With more than one thousand manuscripts
submitted and over one hundred and twenty-
five universities represented in the competi-
tion, the honor won by Mr. McGuire of
Notre Dame is by no means an inconsider-
able one. In fact, so strong an impression
has his play made that a prominent New
York publishing house has already interest-
ed itself in the possibility of securing rights
for its publication in book form.
The intercollegiate play contest was or-
ganized for the purpose of discovering and
stimulating dramatical talent among Amer-
ican university men, the producers having
in mind a definite hope of raising the stand-
ard of the one act play as known on the
American stage. In many of the competing
universities regular courses are given in
dramatic technique and construction. Hon-
ors carried off by a Notre Dame man with-
out any special training along this line
make the distinction won by him all the
more noteworthy, and reflect particular
credit on the Scribblers’ Club, which has
done a great deal during the past year to
foster interest among Notre Dame students
in the dramatic art.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
S. A. C. Notes
The first S. A. C. meeting in 1925 took
place in the Library Tuesday night at 7 :30.
There were five absentees: Mark Mooney,
Joe Bach, Jack Scallan, John Reidy, and
N D S
Various methods of staging a congratu-
latory celebration in honor of the team were
discussed. One member suggested a barbe-
cue to be preceeded and followed by a diver-
sified program of speechmaking and festivi-
ties. After some consideration that idea
was thought inadvisable.
At length the plan of holding the celebra-
tion on the night of Friday, January 23,
was adopted. The indoor track meet with
the I. A. C. will follow immediately the
other program. The plans for the meeting-
are to be formulated and executed by a com-
mittee consisting of Paul Kohout, chairman,
John Purcell, Paul Rahe, Ralph Heger and
The faculty Dance Committee announces
that, effective for the present year only.
Seniors and Juniors, in addition to Sopho-
mores are to be allowed to attend the Soph-
omore Cotillion and that Seniors, in addition
to Juniors may attend the Prom. It is un-
derstood of course that members of the class
responsible for the dance are to be given
the opportunity to buy their tickets before
any other students.
THE 1924 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
That some kind of memorial, commemo-
rating the national football champions of
1924, should be erected on the campus,
seems to be a rather prevalent opinion. Be-
fore going into the matter any further how-
ever, the S. A. C. wishes to have same
definite and general expression of student
thought on the subject.
First ought there be such a memorial? If
so where ought it be placed, and what form
ought it take? What is the best manner of
Please embody these points and any oth-
ers you may think worthy in a letter ad-
dressed to John Tuohy, Secretary of the S.
A. C. He lives in Walsh Hall.
HARRY DENNY’S MOTHER DIES
Friends .of Harry Denny, Notre Dame
alumnus practicing law in South Bend,
learned with sorrow of the death of his
mother last Tuesday, at Bridgeport, Con-
necticut. Notre Dame men are asked to re-
member her in their prayers.
SOPHOMORE COTILLION COMMITTEES
The committees for the Sophomore Cotil-
lion which will be held the evening of Feb-
ruary 6, were announced during the past
week by Thomas Green, President of the
Sophomore Class. The committees follow:
ARRANGEMENTS — Daniel Cunningham, chair-
man, Joseph O’Donnell, Lawi-ence Henessy, Vincent
Ball and Jack Flynn.
TICKET SALES — Charles McDermott, chairman,
Robei’t Shields, Arthur Hohman, Edward O’Brien,
Michael McDermott, William Kavanaugh, Richard
Lloyd, Jack Hichok anl Horace Spill er.
MUSIC — William Daily, chairman, John Butler,
Frank Pender and James Cowles.
PROGRAMS— Charles Riley, chairman, Ed Ryan
and Raymond Murnane.
PUBLICITY — George J. Schill, chairman, James
Jones, Robert Stephan and Willard Thomas.
FLOOR — Howard DeVault, chairman, Carl Voeg-
le, Joseph Hogan, Joseph Maxwell, Tobias Gish,
Patrick Canny and Richard Smith.
The Patrons and Patronesses for the af-
Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Rockne, Mr. and Mrs. David
Weir, Mr. and Mrs. Jose Corona, Mr. and Mrs.
Hayward, Mr. Paul Fenelon and Mr. Vincent
The officers of the Sophomore class are :
Thomas F. Green, President ; Vincent A. Mc-
Nally, Vice-President; Joseph F. Benda, Secretary;
John V. McNamara, Treasurer.
The exceptionally rapid sale of tickets,
which are limited, makes it imperative for
all Sophomores to make reservations im-
1 11 K NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
The Glee Club will make its first public
appearance outside South Bend, January 26,
in Hammond, Indiana, under the auspices of
the Knights of Columbus. The proceeds of
the affair will be given to the Notre Dame
“Tim” Galvin, ’17, has made arrange-
ments for the concert. A banquet will be
given to the Club upon its arrival in Ham-
The Glee Club will leave on its first week-
trip, January 31, for a tour of Michigan
and Wisconsin. The schedule of concerts
arranged for the Club by Victor Lemmer,
the manager, is as follows:
Grand Rapids, Mich January 31
Saginaw, Mich February 1
Traverse City, Mich ....February 2
Eccanaba, Mich February 3 and 4
Neenah, Wis February 5
Fond du Lac, Wis February 6
The concerts in Grand Rapids, Traverse
City, and Neenah, will be under the auspices
of the Knights of Columbus ; the concert in
Escanaba under the patronage of the Holy
Name Society; and that in Saginaw has
been arranged through the Rev. Albert
The Neenah concert has been made pos-
sible through the efforts of Mr. F. E. Sen-
senbrenner of the Kimberly-Clark Paper
Company. The uncle of Mr. Sensenbrenner,
Mr. F. J. Sensenbrenner, who is a trustee
of Marquette University, has recently been
named a Commander in the Order of St.
Gregory by His Holiness, Pope Pius XI.
This is one of the greatest honors conferred
by the Pope and has been received by few
men in this country.
The Club will be directed on the tour by
Dr. Browne and by Mr. Joseph Casasanta,
the assistant director.
The journalist and writer is responsible to his
school publication in the same way that an athlete
owes allegiance to his team. Many of Notre Dame's
writers are disregarding this responsibility.
WINNERS OF SCRIBBLERS’ POETRY
The Scribblers’ second annual poetiy con-
test was won by Harry A. McGuire with his
poem “Sing, My Poet.” Mr. McGuire only
recently won the “Columbia” poetry contest.
He is president of the Scribblers.
Edward Lyons, with his “Simon of Cy-
rene” was a close second, with another of
Mr. McGuire’s poems giving a strong bid for
first, “Exaction.” Four other poems received
choices; they follow in the order of points
scored: “When Men Are Gone,” Harry A.
McGuire; “Credo,” Francis Collins Miller;
“Every Sunday Afternoon,” John Purcell;
and “Notre Dame,” John O’Neill.
The judges of the contest were Mrs. Lil-
lian White Spencer, Mr. T. A. Daly, Mr.
Charles Philips, Mr. George N. Shuster, and
Father Charles O’Donnell. Father O’Don-
nell is honorary president of The Scribblers.
TOLEDO CLUB “VARSITY BALL”
A unique football atmosphere prevailed the even-
ing when the Toledo Notre Dame club gave its
annual formal “Varsity Ball” in honor of its
National Championship football team which de-
feated Stanford University on the Pacific coast on
New Years day.
The hall was cleverly decorated in the Crimson
and White colors of Stanford and the Blue and Gold
of Notre Dame, and pennants of Lombard, Wabash,
Wisconsin, Northwestern, Carnegie Tech, and Stan-
ford, representing the 1924 grid opponents, were ar-
tistically placed around the ball room. A leather pro-
gram in the shape of a football was presented to
the dancers as a favor, and each dance was named
after one of the university games which the famous;
“Four Horsemen” played this past season. Huge,
goal-posts, interwoven with the colors of Stanford:
and Notre Dame, stood at opposite ends of the hall.
Harry Denny’s Collegians of Notre Dame uni-
versity, who have been making a playing tour for-
the other Notre Dame city clubs during the holidays;
through Cleveland, Sandusky, Fort Wayne, Indian-
apolis, and Chicago, contributed to the zest of the-
football atmosphere with their college football songs;
The proceeds of this dance are being placed in
a fund to provide for scholarships to the University
of Notre Dame for those Toledo high school gradu-
uates who qualify.
Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Richardson Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. Cooney, Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Malone, and
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hurley were the chaperones.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
That Football Trip
With all the members of the Fighting
Irish, except Jimmy Crowley and Coach
Rockne, back to the routine of classes there
comes the story of their triumphal tour.
“Now that it can be told/' here are some of
The thirty-three players, Rockne, Man-
ager Sutliffe, and Father O’Hara, left a de-
serted campus on Saturday, December 20,
for Chicago. That same evening they took
the Illinois Central Pullmans for New Or-
leans. Sunday morning they attended Mass
in Memphis and then continued their jour-
ney. The festivities started in New Or-
leans on Monday. The team stopped at the
New Orleans was a continuous round of
banquets and receptions, although both were
somewhat limited after Mr. Rockne sur-
veyed the situation. A yJcht trip on the
Mississippi as the guests of Mr. B. S. D’An-
toni and Mr. C. A. Sporl gave the Kodak
•carriers plenty of opportunities. Lunch at
Holy Cross College. Practice at Loyola
Stadium. A tea-dance, disguised as a recep-
tion, given by the Y. W. 0. L. (Young
Ladies - something - or - other) , threatened
training-rules for a time on Monday after-
noon. Then a banquet by Notre Dame and
Holy Cross Alumni, a box party at the Or-
pheum Theatre, and the gridders were sent
Following a morning practice the team
left Tuesday noon on the Sunset Limited for
Houston. Wednesday in Houston was spent
banqueting and practicing. The next day
was Christmas and Notre Dame celebrated
with a turkey dinner for itself at the Rice
Hotel. Rockne played Santa Claus and gave
teach of the players some significant toy so
that the trip might not be dull. The exact
nature of each gift may be determined only
in secret conference with the recipients. At
10 :45 that night the Irish left for Tucsno.
Tucson has to date received the highest
number of votes in the trip-cities popularity
contest. Here the team basked in the warm
sun and tramped the country-side for four
days. The original plans called for a two-
day stop in El Paso, but (probably because
of the nearness of Juarez, Mexico, we are
informed) no stop was made there. In Tuc-
son was found the best weather for prac-
tice. The boys were entertained for a time
at the home of Harold Bell Wright, the w. k.
novelist. Here the Indian mission, San
Xavier, was visited and Mass celebrated. It
was in Tucson that John Roach climbed to
fame via a cactus, tree, establishing a record
in those parts. Feeling the need of proper
atmosphere he also acquired a complete cow-
boy outfit, to the great joy of his team-
mates. Here Wilbur Eaton learned that it
is not the safest thing in the world to ear-
ly a handkerchief in the hip pocket in Mex-
ico. (It was at this point that some-one re-
marked that Manager Sutliffe was the only
one not bound by training rules, i. e., early
retiring.) And at Tucson, as everywhere
along the way, the train pulled out leaving
a waving group of feminimity on the plat-
Early Wednesday morning the train
reached Los Angeles. Here teh photograph-
ers again got busy while the team was pre-
sented with a amssive silver football by the
Ancient Order of Hibernians of Los An-
geles. Thence the group went to the Mary-
land Hotel at Pasadena to install themselves
in the luxurious bungalows connected with
TRANSCONTINENTAL- Columbus Dispatch
the hotel. It appreared to be propaganda The day of the game the team appeared
for fraternity houses at Notre Dame. An to be feeling tit, although all the players had
auto ride about town, practice in the Rose lost from six to eight pounds in weight dur-
Bowl after the sun had set, occupied the re- ing the trip. The actual story of the game
mainder of the day. New Year’s Eve was you know. It was a clean game. The story
celebrated by retirement to the frat houses of the second half was one of climate and
at 8:30. trip entirely.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
New Year’s night most of the team,
though training was over, retired early in
the evening. A dance of negligible attrac-
tiveness was held in the lobby of the Mary-
land. Friday, however, proved to be one of
the most interesting days of the trip proper.
It was an all day tour of the movie studios
in Hollywood. Here photos were taken of
Rockne shaking hands with Rudolph Valen-
tino. Harry Stuhldreher with hsi crutches,
and the rest of the squad were snapped with
such personages as Douglas MacLean (who
conducted the party) , Ann Cornwall, Jacqu-
line Logan, Nita Naldi, Doug and Maiy,
Colleen Moore, and a host of other screen-
ities. That night there was a dinner-dance
at the Biltmore Hotel given by the N. D.
Alumni, under the direction of Leo Ward,
A1 Scott, and other alumni.
Saturday morning the tour left for San
Franciso, leaving behind it a score of news-
paper rumors that the team would play U.
S. C. and California before leaving the
coast. Arriving in Frisco the boys met
with a dinner-dance given by the Knights of
Columbus, under the direction of Joseph L.
Sweeney. On Sunday there was a journey
out to Senator Phelan’s home for a dance
.and a buffet-lunch, accompanied by the win-
some lasses of the night before. That night
the team saw “Mitzi” at a box party.
On Monday morning the return trip be-
gan. From Frisco the squad went to Ogden,
thence to Salt Lake City, where there was
a banquet by the Alumni and the K. of C.
Here the Mormon Tabernacle was visited
and its wonder organ heard. Next Denver,
and another , banquet and a dance till train
The next stop was at Lincoln, Nebraska.
It resolved itself into a surprise party for
Notre Dame, for the University of Nebraska
gave a good-will banquet to “renew the
friendship between the two schools.” Grid-
iron enemies sat side by side and exchanged
remarks about the olives and celery. Coach
Dawson was in charge of the conciliations.
This was the last stop. Then Chicago and
the band broke up — some hurrying back to
the studios, some hurrying to a musical
It was in Chicago that the last news-
paper picture was taken and thirty-three
victims of the “look-pleasant-please” men
gave a sigh of relief.
And here we are — with the exams less
than two weeks away.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
A brilliant social event of the Holidays
was the formal dance given by the NEW
JERSEY CLUB at the Newark Athletic
Club on December BOth. Over 125 couples
attended the affair. Music was furnished
by Bennie Krueger’s famous Brunswick or-
chestra. The hall was beautifully decorated
with Notre Dame banners, pennants, and a
large electric N. D. Among the prominent
alumni who were present was Hon. Hugh A.
O’Donnell of New York, president of the
National Alumni Association.
The METROPOLITAN CLUB held a suc-
cessful Christmas dance, December 29, at
the Hotel Astor, New York City. Will Hol-
lander’s Ambassador Hotel Orchestra fur-
nished the music.
Among the patrons for the dance were:
the Rt. Rev. Bishop John J. Dunn, Hon. Al-
fred E. Smith, Hon. John F. Hylan, Hugh
A. O’Donnell, ’94, John T. Balfe, ’20, Pro-
fessor George N. Shuster, Professor James
E. McCarthy, Hon. Edward A. Byrne, An-
gus D. McDonald, ’IB, William E. Cotter,
13, Peter P. McElligott, ’02, Charles A.
Gorman, ’03, George L. Donnellan, Richard
T. Burke, T. Albeus Adams, James J. Reid
and E. F. Cunningham.
With classes only an evening away the
PACIFIC COAST CLUB members and their
friends met to forget the fact in their
Christmas Pow-Wow. The College Inn was
comfortably crowded, the affair being for-
mal. Gold stamped monograms on blue
leather formed the covers of the programs.
Bert Dunne was chairman of the Pow-Wow
committee. Perc Connelly’s Big Five fur-
nished the music.
The AKRON CLUB of Notre Dame gave
a very successful holiday informal dance in
the St. Vincent’s auditorium on the Twenty-
ninth of December. Approximately one
hundred couples attended. The hall was ap-
propriately decorated for this occasion, in
colors of blue and gold. F. J. Swartz was
general chairman in charge of the dance.
The club intends to repeat with a similar
dance during the Easter holidays.
Approximately fifty students and alumni
of Notre Dame attended a banquet sponsor-
ed by the NOTRE DAME CLUB of Kansas
City at the Kansas City Athletic Club the
evening of December 27.
Dr. D. M. Nigro president, Mr. Conrad
H. Mann, and Mr. Henry Burdick were the
principle speakers of the evening. Plans
were discussed for a dinner dance to be
given by the club during the Easter vaca-
tion, and arrangements were also made by
which the Christmas banquet will be made
an annual event.
N D S
The SCHOLARSHIP CLUB held a Re-
ception and Ball in honor of Notre Dame’s
National Champions, Friday night at the
new K. of C. ballroom. Patrons and patron-
esses included many prominent citizens of
South Bend. The entire squad attended as
guests of the club. A full account of the
affair will be included in the next issue of
DECEMBER “ALUMNUS” APPEARS
The December number of the Notre Dame
Alumnus came off the press shortly before
the beginning of the Christmas holidays. A
complete account of Fall athletic events, an
article by Coach Rockne, thanking the
alumni who presented an automobile to him
at Homecoming, and various interesting ar-
ticles by prominent alumni, feature this De-
The Alumnus, which is edited by Mr. AJ.
Ryan, Notre Dame Graduate Manager, is
listed’ high among the best alumni publica-
tions of the country.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
The Boy Guidance Department
Members of the Boy Guidance course,
twenty-five strong - , were the guests of Broth-
er Barnabas, F. S. C., at a Christmas ban-
quet, in the nature of a holiday farewell, at
Clark’s banquet hall, Thursday evening, De-
After doing justice to a turkey dinner,
entertainment was provided by the class.
Each member was given an opportunity to
display his vocal talent by singing the col-
lege song of his alma mater. . Eugene Mc-
Veigh, formerly of Rensselaer Tech, won the
plaudits of the gathering with several well
V D S
“That’s One On Bill,” a three act comedy,
played by the younger members of St.
Joseph’s Parish, coached by Hogan Morris-
sey, scored a direct hit in its initial per-
formances at the parish hall last week. Mr.
Morrissey is well known on the campus for
his vocal talent. Louis A. Cunningham as-
sisted in the direction of the play.
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Plans are under way for the formation of
South. Bend’s first Boy’s Club at the Oliver
playground. Jim Egan and Danny Culhane
will supervise the club’s activities.
N D S
The ‘Doyologists” since their return after
the holidays, are losing no time in chasing
the puck. Jim Egan, Notre Dame, ’24, to-
gether with McNeil, • Cantwey, Burchell, Mc-
Gowan and Cook form the nucleus of the
hockey squad, all but the first named being
Canadians, and adept at the winter sport
so popular across the border.
During the holiday, Joseph D. Becker ad-
dressed the Rotary and Lions? Clubs of Jack-
sonville, Illinois. His topic was, “Boy
Guidance As a Profession.” He also spoke
on the same subject at the Nurses Training-
School of Our Saviour’s Hospital.
Eugene McVeigh on January 4 was the
guest of State Deputy William A. Lenard
of New Jersey, at the formal opening of the
new Knights of Columbus home in Long
Branch. He was among those dt the speak-
ers table and told the assemblage of the
work being done in the Boy Guidance course
at Notre Dame.
Mr. McVeigh also had the pleasure of in-
specting the giant dirigible “Shanendoah,”
while the guest of one of the officers at the
A T D s
A1 Kirk returned to school full of new
ideas as to just how a boys’ club should be
run. A1 visited the Boys’ Club of Dubuque,
Iowa, while home for his Christmas vaca-
N D S
Mi-. Lacey, president of the “Clubbers,” a
new organization recently formed amongst
the “Boyologists,” has issued a letter of
thanks to those responsible for the banquets
tendered the club during the holidays.
N D S
Members of the class have learned with
regret that Urban Hughes was unable to re-
turn to the university after the holidays be-
cause of illness.
Tom Murphy put in a busy time during
the vacation. Aside from appearing fre-
quently on the basketball courts, he found
time to visit Mr. Stephen H. Mahoney, Su-
pervisor of Recreation in Cambridge, Mas-
sachusetts. He also inspected the Thorn-
dike School Center, over which he had
charge for three years. — J. D. culhane.
Either the instinct of a budding carpen-
ter or an endeavor to make certain subtle
comments about girls, would lead a stu-
dent to NAIL a girl’s picture to the wall.
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THE “KICK” IN NOTRE DAME a symbol of more than, speed and endurance
Everything that comes out of that blessed and & ridiron science. With forty-five of the
old campus has a kick to it! — Frank Wal- forty-eight states of the Union represented
lace, ’23, Associated Press. on our campus, Notre Dame has become a
Ten million people went to football games sort of America in miniature. Not a mere
this year— to the big games. This is not secti on in the nation, but the whole nation,
counting at all the millions or two, easily its youth - its y° un » blood, its ideals
that, who witnessed scholastic contests of and as Pmations, are focused on the old
various grades. Ten million— and it’s a safe Quadrangle where the Bronze Christ holds
bet that 9,999,999 of these, some time or out His hands in benediction and the Golden
other, talked with a thrill in their voices Madonna looks down protectingly with ma-
and a pull in their hearth-admiration, ex- ternal love ; And on the Quadrangle the eyes
ultation, fear, wonder — of Rockne, of the °f ^be entire country at any rate, of ten
Four Horsemen, of Captain Adam, of bril- million of our citizens— have been set during
liant scientific plays and knockout scores of ^be past year with wonder and admiration
Notre Dame. There’s a kick in that name and a very dee P res P ec t, visioning in the
today. Notre Dame ! What doesn’t it mean ! name of Notre Dame something greater even
It means this for sure — stout hearts, clear than the title of a great University vision-
eyes, quick wits, trained muscles, clean * n fbe words Notre Dame a symbol
limbed vigor, verve and go. There’s a kick °f American manhood. That s where the
in all of that. But it means more. It means kick comes in in the realization that our
men ; it means character. That’s where the country still produces brain and brawn of
real kick comes in. If we pause and think the sound old stock that keeps the world
for just one moment of what has gone into moving and makes it, after all, a joyous and
the making of this glory of ours, this un- interesting place to live in; the stock that
disputed glory and this giving of healthy can play a game and win and keep its head,
invigorating pleasures to tens of thousands, and still believe in God with a man s strong
of what sacrifices of time and strength, untainted faith the stock that prays to
what submissions to routine and discipline, Heaven for its victories, knowing that no
what practice in self-control, what patience worthy act is unworthy the eye of God, the
and determination and persistence ; what stock that thanks Our Lady for its triumphs
hours and hours of grilling work doing a and by its eveiy deed and word invokes
thing over and over and over again, and an d honors Jeanne d Arc of the spotless
once more over and over, to make it perfect ; armour, Michael of the invincible sword, the
—if we think of this for one minute, then whole bright company of God’s Saints; the
we will know where the kick lies in the stock that can offer even its defeats to
magic words “Notre Dame.” Christ as a sacrifice on the altar of faith.
“Notre Dame.” That name is a symbol There’s a kick in Notre Dame; not alone
today the whole sport world over, and far in Notre Dame football, but in every effort,
beyond the boundaries of the sport world— every endeavor, every activity that its men
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undertake. It is a training camp for more
than famous backfields, mighty captains, in-
vincible Horsemen. It is a training camp
for men, for American citizenship, for
Christian manhood. That’s where the kick
is — in the knowledge that America’s ac-
claimed champions of the gridiron are the
representatives of an ideal that works, and
will work for all time to come, like a strong
leaven in our national soul — the ideal of
manliness, sportsmanship, chivalry, of
friendly rivalry and inspiring competition,
based on the solid foundation of Christian
living. “He’s a Notre Dame man” — there’s
a password for any man, anywhere. There’s
a kick in the very words. They mean
“something doing” — and something done.
More and more the world beyond our cam-
pus realizes this, because more and more the
Notre Dame man himself realizes it and
lives up to it. — C. P.
Notre Dame’s greatest team is gone!
The victory on New Year’s Day over
Stanford university rung down the curtain
on the greatest sport drama of the decade.
The closing act was played on a; fitting stage
and, as the last of a series of incomparable
triumphs was enshrined in the archives of
Notre Dame, there faded from the scene a
score of the most beloved actors of all-time.
It is a pleasure to remember that a few
short weeks ago, the men who played their
last game for Notre Dame at Pasadena
were cavorting on Cartier field in moleskins.
It is hard to believe that never again will
we see that same team in action, the team
that gave Notre Dame a national football
title. It is hard to believe that they are
In a California twilight, far from the land
that saw them grow from infancy into mag-
nificent maturity, the players who will pass
on in June responded to the “hike” for the
The end is but the beginning. In memo-
ries, they will live forever. From the smoke
of a companion pipe, from the glow of an
evening fire, from the mists across the sea,
from the scented breath of wild flowers,
their shadowy forms rise again through the
years, and the ball will be passed from
phantom hands to phantom hands of the
men we knew so well, whose names wall
then be legend.
Years hence vail find the men who fought
together and sacrificed all personal glory for
the team, scattered throughout the world,
each bending to his task with the same de-
termination and courage that brought last-
ing fame on the gridiron. Every minute of
their lives will be a living testimonial of
their faith in f airplay and perseverance:
their heritage from Notre Dame.
So it vail be with all of us. Time in its
march never hesitates to reckon with the ten-
der bonds of friendship nor the happiness
of men’s glorified existence in the laureled
glen of tradition. But however immutable
and unfeeling time may be, its demands
cannot obliterate memory, the only tie that
binds, the bond between Notre Dame and
her sons. — T. c.
J. W. SCALLAN
JOHN F. STOECKLEY
JAMES E. ARMSTRONG
Ass’t Literary Editor
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“Oh, Donald !”
LESTER C. GRADY, ’ 26 .
T HE big limousine comes to a stop in
front of the railroad station. Eleanor
is at the wheel and beside her sits
Donald. He has a frown upon, his face. The
careless, ungainly manner with which he sits
gives evidence that within him is much dis-
gust, displeasure, discontentment and so
forth. Eleanor’s big blue eyes meet Donald’s
eyes, which are hardly visible beneath his
frowning forehead. She smiles at him but
he grunts and turns the other way. Her eye-
brows arch upward and her snowy teeth
press against her lower lip. Again she smiles
and again Donald grunts. It causes Eleanor
“There you go !” snaps the one who is dis-
gusted, displeased, diseontended and so
forth. “You’re always making things miser-
able for me. I surely am glad that I’m leav-
ing for college.”
“ ‘Oh, Donald !’ That’s all I’ve heard since
I got back for the holidays. I wish you’d
cut it out. It sickens me.”
“Oh, Donald! I don’t mean—”
“Please! Please! I asked you to stop
that, Eleanor. If I go crazy it’ll be your
“I’m sorry you won’t be here to take me
to the dance tonight.”
“I’m not! I’ve taken you to enough dances
while I was home. Darn near every night
I took you some place. If it wasn’t some
sorority dance it was some fraternity dance
or some school dance or a coming out party
or something else.”
“And don’t forget the tea dances we went
to, Donald. They really were wonderful,
didn’t you think so?”
“Yes, yes they were, they were. By the
way I owe you some money. How much is
“How much is it? Dad gave me quite a
bit before leaving and I’ll be able to straight-
en things out right now. And add on how
much you spent for that Christmas present
l gave you.”
“Oh, Donald, I’ll write and let you know.
I can’t figure it all out now. The train will
soon be here anyway and I want to talk to
“That’s all you’ve done since I got back.”
“Whose going to write first, Donald?”
“Why you, of course.”
“It’s too bad I had to ruin the roadster
in the smash-up last night, Eleanor.”
“Oh, Donald, father will fix that up all
right. I spoke to him this morning.”
“That’s fine. You really do get off some
good stuff every now and then.
“Do I, Donald?”
“Not as much as you do. Why all the
girls think you say the funniest things..
They’d all like to get out with you. But
while you’re home you’re taking little
Eleanor out, Donald, and not anyone else.”
“So I’ve seen.”
“Now, Donald, don’t get fresh. Don’t I
send you candy and smokes and fruit and
goodies while you’re away? And didn’t I
give you some names to look up at that
girls’ college near you. And didn’t I fix it
up for you with the Dalmadge sisters when
you went to Chicago. Didn’t I, Donald?”
“And then when you come home I do all
the spending when we go out and I even
loan you money to take other girls out. You
have no right whatever to act so sore toward
me. I think you’re horrid.”
“Did you hear that whistle? It’s the train
Donald opens the door, slides out, and then
gets his bags from the back of the car.
“Well, bye, bye, Eleanor! Be good!”
“Oh, Donald, you forgot to kiss me good
bye. Why, the very idea! I’m surprised!”
“I’ll miss the train, Eleanor.”
“Come over here!”
Eleanor puckers up her pretty little lips.
Donald kisses her quickly and boards the
train. She waves until he is out of sight.
“Boy, you sure do get ’em!” said the
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conductor who had watched Donald kiss
Eleanor. “She’s a million bucks, she is. You
wanna consider yourself lucky gettin ’em
so darn sweet and with limousines.”
“Yeah? Well I’m unlucky. She’s been
hanging around my neck ever since I got
back from college. Anywhere I go, she goes.
Anywhere she goes, I have to go. I didn’t
get a chance to see any of the girl friends,
“Any of your girl friends? Why young
man isn’t that wonderful little girl that
forced you to kiss her enough for you?”
“Say, listen! I think you’re taking me up
wrong. That girl is my sister!”
You men of Notre Dame (which rhymes with “name” or “fame”
In verses that we find in the Scholastic,
You men of the old school (here the poets ring in “rule”
In constructions that are sometimes periphastic) ,
Fellows of our college home (Ah, of course, the “Golden Dome”
I feel better now I’ve got that off my bosom) —
What I started out to say was that you men of today.
While you have your glories and can never lose ’em
Have got nothing on us men, let us say, of 1910,
Who compose a somewhat older generation, —
And I just arise to state, Notre Dame was always great
In the things that really merit veneration.
Were I asked to specify and explain just how and why,
I must say I havent any such intention
For the record still abides, look it over, and besides
This metre is the devil’s own invention.
Yet it’s hardly fair to start such a sample of the art
And abandon it without a valid reason —
So I’ll say our pulses throb still to think of Eichelaub,
Dimmick, Philbrook, of that bygone season,
And if I am not a cockney, there was, too, an end named Rockne
And Gus Dorais who were something more than clever.
When the Horsemen ride today — they are wonders, let me say,
In my lines, “The Riders,” they will live forever —
We will not forget the men — let us say of 1910 —
Though the mists of time may slowly settle o’er them —
Who in many a hard fray fought like these lads of today,
And all the rest who won their spurs before them.
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Dealing With Facts
D EALING with facts is not a matter of
choice; we cannot avoid it. The near-
est, and in a sense, the dearest fact in
all the world is just ourselves. We are facts.
That we can neither doubt, nor deny, nor
ignore, nor prove even, nor refuse to reckon
with. Sometimes indeed we may regret it,
but our regret is never sane, and rarely sin-
cere. Then there are other men. They are
facts too. And besides them, there are things,
some alive, some inert; and there is truth
and, above all and explaining all, there is the
first and last and greatest fact, Almighty
God. By a fact I mean a reality, a thing or a
person, or a truth, which either always was,
or has succeeded in getting over the fence
surrounding the realm of mere possibility, —
an entity which in one way or another exists
alongside ourselves, and so enters into that
vastly complicated problem we speak of as
the problem of life.
The universe is made up of just two parts,
— ourselves and the rest of it. Now note,
I do not say two halves. An individual is
an extremely small part, an infinitesimally
small part, of the universe. Any one or
thousands could drop out of the ranks daily
— as in fact they do — and as many thou-
sands could come into it daily — as they do,
and not much of a stir would be made.
Nevertheless, such as we are, each must face
the universe and make terms with it. And
sometimes it is not very sympathetic or con-
siderate. Take the physical facts of the
universe, for example. They have no respect
for us at all. They are most uncompro-
mising, rigid, stiff, stubborn, vindictive.
They simply go their way, or stand in their
places, and if we do not like it, they will not
accommodate us in the least. Lincoln used
to illustrate this by saying that when you’ve
got hold of an elephant’s leg, and he starts
to move, why, you’d better let go. And there
was a simple old man, in days gone by, who
was r once asked what he would do if he saw
an irresistible force come in contact with an
irremovable body ? After taking a generous
pinch of snuff, and reflecting a moment, he
turned on his questioner and said: “Veil,
vat vould you do?” And his questioner
answered : “In that case, I think I’d take to
the woods.” And the old man replied: “I
tink dot’s the best thing.” Such answers as
that, Charles Lamb has called “monuments
of curious felicity.” But they are more than
merely curious. They display a type of
wisdom which does credit to their possessors,
and which it would be well for all of us to
possess. For when we come to think about
it, is it not respect for certain physical facts
of the universe about the first thing we as
children had to learn? Doubtless we all
learned to be a bit more deferential to fire
by being burned; to keep our hands off a
bee’s nest by getting stung; to allow the ivy
to grow unmolested by nursing the scourge
of its venemous rush; to give the pole-cat
a wide berth by sad recollections of the
pungency of its perfumery, — and so on?
We had to learn that pins and fish-bones
were not meant to be swallowed; that to
partake of cream puffs and mince pies with-
out definite limits would result in that pe-
culiarly painful gastronomic perturbation
popularly known as the belly-ache; and a
little later we came to realize that a number
ten foot would never become reconciled to
a number six shoe; that the measles and
the mumps were both communicable and
communicative; that foul air was injurious
to the lungs, and garlic injurious to our
Perhaps you think these are silly things
to be relating. I don’t think so. I see in these
things illustrations of a truth that we must
learn if we would live. And the truth is
this: In dealing with the physical facts of
the universe we must respect them or suffer;
we must obey the laws which govern them
in their relations with ourselves or die. It is
true that we are lords of creation and mas-
ters of our destiny. Whatever has been
created is ours to use. We can dominate the
elements of the physical universe and the
irrational animals that dwell upon it. We
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can harness the wind and tame the light-
ning, sail in safety over the tempestuous
seas, and fling our voices across the unmeas-
ured spaces of the air. We can break up the
compounds of the material world, decipher
the elements, leam their properties, set one
against the other and make them serve us
for good or for ill. All this we can do and
more. But we can never ignore the laws
which govern these things without courting
disaster to ourselves. If we are to use them
without injury we must accept the con-
ditions which they lay down. If we are to
live in their midst and profit by their assist-
ance, we must recognize, so to speak, the
rights which they stubbornly claim.
Chemicals may cure, but they may also
kill; they may purify, but they may also
corrupt. Food may fatten, but it may also
bring disease. Wine may cheer the heart
and take the sharp edge from sorrow, but it
may also plunge the home in misery and
bring individuals to the brink of despair.
Nothing more than electricity is used to
avoid danger, and yet nothing is more
dangerous for the unskilled to use. There
is only one rule to be followed in dealing
with facts of the physical world, and it is
this: Learn the laws that govern them in
their relations to you, and t ien respect
Lincoln’s story of letting go tlie elephant’s
leg is not the recollection of an incident, but
the illustration of a principle. No man would
be such a fool as to try to hold an elephant
by the leg. But there are many men who
are foolish enough to attempt to do things
equally as futile. There are men — and a
surprising lot of them — whose health is
wrecked and whose minds are ruined or who
lie in premature graves because they refused
to deal with the physical facts of the uni-
verse according to the rule I have stated.
They must be used according to definite
weights and measures, modes and methods.
To ignore them is fatal. They cannot yield,
for they have no choice. It is we who must
yield. And to know how to yield wisely is to
know how to use the things God has given
us, including our own bodies and its mem-
bers for the purpose for which they were
But there is another class of facts we have
to get on with in life. I mean other persons.
These are the hardest facts of all to deal
with. The man that can do this without
great trouble has yet to be born. That is
not very complimentary to ourselves, but I
think our common experience will vouch for
the truth of the statement. A person is a
free agent. And so he is in a sense a law
unto himself. And his law very often runs
counter to our own. There is trouble when
we both want the same thing; there is
trouble when we both want different things ;
there is trouble when neither of us wants
anything but trouble itself. It is hard to
analyze a chemical reaction, but it is harder
still to analyze a psychological one. You can
count on the former, you cannot on the
latter. The chances of rolling over Niagara
Falls in a barrel and coming out alive may
be difficult to figure out, but the chances of
passing through certain sections of a mod-
ern metropolis and coming out solvent are
more difficult to reckon up still, — not be-
cause they are less, but because they are
more uncertain, more unverifiable. It is
said that the Toreadors or professional bull-
fighters must study the reactions of bulls
very thoroughly before being given a license
to enter the arena. These reactions can be
learned. Moreover, once learned they can be
depended on. When the red flag is flaunted
before the bull’s eyes and he begins to
charge, the toreador knows exactly the di-
rection he will take, and so easily gets out
of the way. . He knows it because he has
found out that it cannot be otherwise. But
no prizefighter or policeman can make any
such prediction with regard to their re-
spective opponents. Neither can any of us
when we come to loggerheads with one of
our fellows. Physical laws are fixed. Per-
sonal intentions and voluntary decisions are
not ; they are often capricious. Still we must
deal with these personal facts of the uni-
verse. How we may do it best?
Well, when we come to grips with some
one, there are three possible courses to fol-
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low: We can yield to him, or we can make
him yield to us, or we can strike a com-
promise. That’s all very easily said but it
is rarely easy to decide which course is the
best to choose. The man that always yields
is either a coward or a fool or both. The
man that never yields is simply bull-headed ;
and the man that always compromises, while
he may think himself broad minded may be
only weakkneed. A man that is a man must
know when to do one or the other and have
the courage to do it.
Now it takes courage to yield as well as
not to yield. It is not always an
easy thing to admit that we are wrong
when it is proved that we are. And yet
that is one case when we always should
yield. It is merely human to err, but it is
noble to acknowledge a fault. So there is
one safe rule: Always yield when you are
wrong*. Yes, but suppose you are not \wong.
What then? Let me answer that with an-
other Lincoln yarn. It is said that when
the great president was taking a walk one
fronted him and pointed a huge revolver at
his head. Lincoln stopped and said to his
assailant: “Well, what is it you want?” And
the man with the gun answered : “Sir, I don’t
know who you are ,but several years ago
1 took an oath that if I should ever meet
a man homelier than I was I would shoot
him at once. Lincoln surveyed him a mo-
ment, and then with a twinkle in his eye
said: My friend, I’m the president of the
United States, and I love life dearly, but if
I am a homelier man than you are, then I
certainly don’t want to live any longer.
Now the application of that story, it seems
to me is this: If a man is so desperately
determined to have his own way as this one
was, when yielding won’t involve the sacri-
fice of a principle or involve any wrong-doing
on our part, let’s let him have his way.
Because in most cases — as in the case of
Lincoln’s assailant — he won’t take it any-
how. And besides, peace is better than the
thrill of victory over the prostrate form of
any well-meaning but misguided foe.
When may we make another yield to us?
The selfish man, the ambitious person, the
dishonest individual would answer: When-
ever you can. Men in authority would an-
swer: Whenever the enforcement of the law
makes it a duty to do so. But what of the
ordinary person like ourselves? In dealing
with men, human facts, there is only one
instance that I know of when we may
legitimately use physical force to compel
another to do our bidding, and that is when
there is a clear violation of our rights or
of those who depend on us. Mere power
to enforce our will never makes the enforce-
ment right. Force may be pitted against
force only when just and clear rights hang
in the balance.
Compromise! What a word that is to
juggle with! What a fact it is to reckon
with ! Now there are two spheres in which
the fact of compromise is utterly unknown,
and they are the physical order of things
and the divine order of things. The physical
laws, as we know from experience, won’t
compromise. They take the whole road.
The divine laws, as we may find out on
Judgment day, won’t compromise. The
Divine lawgiver has said quite simply and
finally; “Either you are for Me or you are
against Me. ... No man can serve two mas-
But in the sphere of human affairs, com-
promise is a constantly recurring fact. It is
always the opening wedge that breaks up a
deadlock and sets free the current of events
that way ; industrial conflicts are settled that
way; nearly all disputes may be settled
that way. Nearly, but not all. It is never
right to settle a dispute wrongly. And
where inalienable rights are concerned, com-
promise is wrong. Compromise, therefore,
is in a sense a great peace maker, a tool in
the hands of a man of good judgment with
which the dangerous situations brought on
by the unruly passions of men are smoothed
out and peace restored.
But truth and justice are worth more than
peace. They bring us back again to facts
that do not change. And so the counsel of
wisdom is: Seek peace in justice and in
truth. Fight if you must, for the right, and
all the facts that can stand a blow will be
on your side.
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Two Wise Fools
EUGENE A. SCHILTZ, ’28
T HE moon trailed its silver light over
the dark waters of Tokio Bay, and the
trees along the beach waved softly
with the gentle night wind. Low music
came faintly from the hotel where an or-
chestra was playing wild Russian melody.
In the distance the siren of a liner
shrieked three times.
. “Going back home,” murmured the girl,
“Home,” echoed the man. “The only
place for a white man! Wish I were on
The girl turned her face away and her
fair head drooped. Her fists were clinched
tightly in the pockets of her coat.
“Back to San Francisco,” he said, “where
crowds wall be going to the theatres about
this time. Newsboys will be selling the last
editions and trains will be leaving for New
York.” His tone became eager. “New York!”
“Don’t,” begged the girl. Her voice broke
and she burst into weeping.
He turned in surprise.
“Why, what is it?” he said gently,
For a time she wept, but at length her
“This is the first time I ever wept before
a perfect stranger.”
She tucked a stray lock of hair in its
“But surely I’m not a stranger,” he res-
ponded. “Haven’t you known me all of
Out in the waters the liner whistled a
“Oh!” she cried, “I want to go home.”
“Why don’t you?” he asked at length.
“I can’t,” she said, tears again swelling
up in her eyes. “I have no home. I am
a fugitive from justice, a thief!”
The man’s face became tense with su-
“The old, old story!” she went on. “The
longing of poverty for the luxuries of
“Who are you?” he asked unsteadily.
“Grace Engels,” she answered. “Do you
know me now?”
He nodded gravely.
“It was the boss’s fault,” she stammered.
“Anyone so careless with his money ought
to lose it. He trusted me too far. One day
there was an unusually large amount of
money in the safe and he left me to lock
it — but, I want to go home now, and can’t.”
There was a long silence broken only by
the waves lapping on the beach. Finally
he sighed deeply and arose.
“You shouldn’t have told me this. Look
here, I’m going to turn my back for five
minutes and at the end of that time I hope
you won’t be here. Do you understand?
“What do you mean?” she gasped shrink-
ing away from him suspiciously.
For answer, he leaned toward her and
turned back the lapel of his coat.
“Mercantile Detectives Agency,” she read
aloud. “No. 27. Then you’re a detective?”
“Yes, Miss Engels, the law is closing in on
you and you’d better take your chance.”
He turned his back.
The sound of laughter smote his ears and
he turned to find the girl fairly doubled up
“This,” she managed to say, “This is a
rare one. I’ve never heard of setting one
detective to catch another.”
“What do you mean?” he asked in turn.
She unfastened the belt of her coat and
pointed to a small silver shield pinned in the
inside pocket, whose surface bore the words,
“Caster Brothers,” and beneath them the
“What are you trying to hand me?” he
questioned rather roughly.
“I’m afraid,” said the girl, “I’ll have to
apologize to you. You see, I got a cable
from the boss last week telling me to watch
out for Stanley Rogers, who had run off
with a bag of his employer’s money. The
description fitted you, so when I saw you
Monday I immediately started to work.”
A grim smile appeared on his face.
“And: so you thought you’d tell me you
were Grace Engels,” he concluded, “in the
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hope that if I were Stanley Rogers I would
be moved to confess/'
She nodded slowly.
“You must have a poor opinion of my
professional ability, but it's getting late and
I must go.”
“But to-morrow?” he asked eagerly.
To-morrow is another day. Mind, I don't
promise, but I may drop in the Grand for
With a smiling farewell she stepped from
the porch and was swallowed up by the
darkness. As she emerged from the park,
a man came to her side.
“Well?” he demanded in a low voice.
“Just as you thought. Mercantile De-
tective Agency, No. 27. Tell the bunch to
Back in the grove the man she had left
stood looking after her until she disap-
peared. Then with trembling lingers he
reached into his pocket for a cigarette.
“To-morrow,” he said softly, “is getaway
day for yours truly. I didn't think they
were that close behind me!”
He pulled his hat low over his eyes and
cast a quick glance about him. Then he, too,
melted away in the darkness.
A Flowers Way
A tender rosebud grows
Where laughing children play.
And know no thought but happiness
The livelong day.
A full-grown flower blows
Beside a sweet-voiced stream.
Where youth meets youth, and in their eyes
Love’s glories gleam.
A faded petal droops
Beside a new-made mound,
And though it weeps for what is gone
There is no sound.
From start to bitter end
Through Life’s long, dreary day.
Childhood and youth and death are but
A flower’s way.
— L. H. L.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
James Stephens, the Irish poet and novelist, has
written another fantasy taken from Irish Folk
Lore. “In the Land of Youth” is the second vol-
ume in a cycle of which “Deidre” was the first.
N D s
Pascal Covici of Chicago announces the publica-
tion of an anthology of the best verse published
in two Chicago newspaper columns, “Hit or Miss,”
conducted by Keith Preston in The Chicago Daily
Neivs, and “From Pillar to Post,” conducted by
Richard Atwater in The Chicago Evening Post.
N D s
“Copy 1924” is the title of the first annual book
of the Writer’s Club of Columbia University. It
contains short stories, essays, poems and one-act
plays written as classroom work and published in
national magazines or given professional stage pre-
sentation. The Scribblers last year discussed the
publication of an anthology of this type.
“How To Work Your Way Through College” is
the startling title of a book by one Raymond F.
Sullivan which “describes the wonderful opportun-
ities today for self-help students in our American
higher educational institutions and discusses two
hundred and fifty practical methods of earning
money while attending college.” The information
contained in the volume is said to be based upon
the personal experience of the author himself.
Another anthology issuing from Columbia
University is “Columbia Verse,” edited by Cargill
Sprietsma, which contains verse published in un-
dergraduate magazines from 1897 to 1924.
“Francis Wilson’s Life of Himself” is a volume
of reminiscences by a thespian who has been as-
sociated with the life of the theatre for nearly half
a century. The illustrations, about 48 pages, are
said to be every bit as interesting as the text
The Macmillan Company have brought out a
new and revised edition of Joseph Pennell’s “Etch-
ers and Etching.” The book is said to contain a
number of large reproductions.
From 241 novels submitted, “Harvey Landrum”
by Ridley Wills, is the only one that Simon and
Schuster are publishing. The publishers them-
selves are responsible for the foregoing declaration.
The hero, Harvey, is said to have gone through
life in the same thundering manner of Cyrano,
Hamlet, and Jack Dempsey. The New York Times
describes the author as possessing “good faculty
of observation, a journalistic background and a
stimulating point of view.”
The six best sellers are now said to be the orig-
inal Cross Word Puzzle Books — the books that set
America cross-wording with a frenzy never equal-
led in the history of book selling. We understand
that there is now in existence an institution known
as the Amateur Cross Word Puzzle League of
America. Let us admonish our readers who are
devotees of this latest fad not to endanger their
amateur standing by violating any of the laws of
“The Small Missal” is a handy devotional book,
containing the proper of the Mass for all Sundays
and the principal feasts of the year, the Rite of
Benediction, Vespers and Compline for Sundays,
and other devotions. Publishers: Benziger Broth-
ers. Price, $1.75.
Another book of parodies by the author of “The
Triumph of the Nut” has been brought out by-
Henry Holt and Company. “Twisted Tales” is the
title of Christopher Wards’ newly published volume.
The publication of “A Reader’s Guide Book” by
May Lamberton Becker will be greeted by those
who have been readers of Mrs. Becker’s page of
advice on books in the New York Evening Post
and The Saturday Review of Literature for the
past few years.
“Tom Masson’s Annual for 1924” is an anthol-
ogy of wit and humor by the former managing
editor of Life and at present conducting “Short
advice on books in the Neiv York Evening Post
We agree with the publishers that Mr. Masson,
“should know a joke when he sees one.”
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
Notre Dame Defeats Stanford 27-10
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
BY BILL HENRY
( Times Staff Correspondent)
ROSE BOWL, PASEDENA, Jan. 1. — Notre
Dame, the team that makes no mistakes, beat Stan-
ford, 27 to 10, before 60,000 people here today be-
cause the team had the brains to counteract and
stave off plunging Stanford attack, and the speed
to take advantage of every opportunity that the
game afforded. Notre Dame, in victory, looked
every inch a champion and Stanford, in defeat,
earned almost as much glory as if she had von.
Each team had a single touchdown scored by
dint of marvelous football play which took the ball
and marched steadily through the opposition to a
score. Stanford in addition had a field goal from
the trusty toe of Murray Cuddleback, while Notre
Dames’ advantage, a margin which turned the
game from a defeat into a victory, was gained
through three touchdowns scored by smart de-
fensive work, two of them on long runs after in-
tercepted passes by Elmer Layden and the third
by Hunsinger after recovering Solomon’s fumble.
Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen and Seven Mules
displayed for the edification of the cash customers
and gate ci-ashers the stuff which earned them
their name as the greatest combination of brains,
speed and fight in the country. They showed all of
these characteristics not only in the second quarter
when the Four Horsemen stampeded the place and
were running wild but in the closing twenty min-
utes of the game when, bruised and battered under
the tremendous hammering of Ernie Nevers, they
fought off Stanford’s plunging attack and still re-
tained the brains and speed to take advantage of
Stanford on the other hand, showed the stuff that
won the Coast championship, and not only proved
that the Four Horsemen could be effectively stopped
— as they were after one gallop down the field,
but in turn piled up enough yardage to reach
from Pasadena to Mt. Lowe and half way back.
Ernie Nevers, limping around on ankles taped un-
til the blood refused to circulate, ripped and tore
through the Notre Dame line for gain after gain
and on defense stopped four plays out of five. His
passing game was splendid and he was the out-
standing individual on the field — a real all-Ameri-
After the shock troops had withstood Stanford’s
initial attack, the Horsemen and their cohorts un-
corked a slashing attack such as hasn’t been seen
in Southern California in a decade. Marvelous
and uncanny running of the ends by Crowley and
Miller, knife-like lunges into the line by Layden
and gorgeously executed passes from Stuhldreher
to Miller piled up the yards to a touchdown. Every
play was something new and the combination of
deceptive shift, hidden ball, effective interference
and magnificent individual running was something
that probably no team in the country could have
solved at first sight.
Stanford had previously scored a field goal and
Notre Dame’s touchdown gave the Irish a 6-to-3
lead when Crowley’s attempted kick was blocked.
Stanford came right back with a rush and car-
ried the ball again into Notre Dame territory and
on a fourth down with sevex-al yards to go it
looked as though Cuddleback would try a kick to
tie the score, but instead a pass was attempted
which Layden intercepted and, with splendid inter-
ference by Hunsinger, carried to a second touch-
down. Crowley added the extra point to make it
13 to 3.
The second half, despite the fact that Notre
Dame scored two more touchdowns, was all Stan-
ford. The Cards scored one touchdown and missed
another by six inches — nearly everybody thought
the ball was over — also missing another field goal
by a whisker. Quarterback Solomon fumbled one
of Layden’s tall spirals and, while groping around
for it, had it snatched from his fingers by Hun-
singer, who ran the remaining twenty yards to a
score. Just as the game was closing Layden re-
peated his feat of the first half of intercepting an-
other Stanford pass for a touchdown.
With Ernie Nevers, the human switch engine,
crashing through Notre Dame’s line like a cobble-
stone through a plate-glass window, and Ted Ship-
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
key and Jim Lawson lending variety to the pro-
ceedings with sensational galloping dashes just in-
side the ends, it took all the inbred football knowl-
edge and individual skill possessed by the Rockne
cavalry to stave off a Stanford landslide and the
heartbreaking manner in which ten minutes of hard
smashing by Stanford’s crimson avalanche would
be offset by ten seconds of galloping on the part
of Mr, Layden was enough to discourage anybody.
Notre Dame won — and that’s glory enough for
anybody. Stanford lost, but made more yards
against the fighting Irish than any other team in
the country could. The Cards lost the game be-
cause Notre Dames’ brains operated as well on the
defensive as when the Irish had the ball and with
the brains, Notre Dame had speed enough to run
away whenever th eopportunity presented itself.
Mr. Rockne had good reason for weeping at the un-
happy fate, which robs him of twenty-three of his
first-string playex-s by graduation this year.
Every single opportunity to score — with one ex-
ception — that came Notre Dame’s way, was cashed-
in and rung up on the scoreboard. Stanford missed
three placekicks by margins so narrow that it
took those directly in line to see that the ball had
failed to pass between the upi*ights; lost a touch-
down on a buck that missed fire by inches, and
lost still another touchdown when Solomon was
clear with a forward pass under his arm, but
couldn’t run fast enough to cross the line before an
agile Irish back had brought him down.
The three bi-eaks which brought Notx-e Dame
touchdown were only turned into Irish scox-es by
the sheer speed and individual brilliance of the
Irish players. When Solomon fumbled Layden’s
punt he stooped over to pick it up and Hunsinger
racing down the field like a bullet, snatched it from
his fingers at full speed and turned a hobble into
a touchdown. Layden’s two long runs resulted
fii'st of all fi-om his excellent judgment in fox-e-
seeing the dii'ection in which the ball was to be
passed, and secondly from his own individual ath-
letic brilliance. In each case he leaped high in the
air, batted the ball ahead of him and caught it
before it hit the ground, while running full steam
ahead for the Stanford goal. In each case the
agile Mr. Hunsinger ran effective interference.
Stanford had a team of big, fighting, aggressive
and smart football players who played the game
of their lives. They were well coached and showed
it, and had some plays which baffled Notre Dame
quite as completely as the Rockne variety of leger-
demain had flustered them. They made two yards
fi'om scrimmage for every one that Notre Dame
made, but in the end it was the alertness and in-
dividual brilliance of Rockne’s team which won the
To close any story of the game without a men-
tion of Ted Shipkey, who stood out as sensation-
ally at end as Nevei'S did at fullback, would be a
shame. Shipkey and Jim Lawson both played
magnificent football, as did Harry Shipkey at
tackle and Cuddeback in the backfield. For Noti*e
Dame the judgment of Stuhldreher was faultless
and the dashing play of Layden, Crowley and Mil-
lex-, was all that the press agents had predicted.
The Notx-e Dame line functioned as a unit, and
functioned well, the lax-ge and lumpy Mx*. Joe Bo-
land making himself famous by being the only
man to effectively stop Nevex-s.
The Maryland Hotel in Pasadena, lieadquax-tex-s
for the Noti-e Dame party during its stay in South-
ern Califox-nia, was flooded last night with support-
ers of the great Irish eleven and hundreds of
persons seeking to heap congratulations on Knute
Rockne, coach of the champions of the United
States. As soon as the game was over hundx-eds of
people flocked to the hostelry and for many hours
Rockne and his playex-s were kept busy accepting
the plaudits of their friends.
Rockne’s sturdy right arm was working like an
old-fashioned pumphandle during a long period but
the Irish coach, who is one of the most genial
mentors in the business to-day, refused to be tired
out by the celebi-ation and enjoyed the proceedings
as much as anyone.
“Stanford is a great eleven,” he said, “and we
are proud to have defeated such a team. I was
really quite worried between halves as my men
seemed to be all tuckered out and they fx-ankly
told me that they didn’t believe they could last
the second half. However, they showed their great
fighting spix-it by sticking to the task until victory
was assured. If we had not stopped at Tucson I
hate to think what the outcome of the game might
have been. That period of practice there put us
in the right shape.”
Coaches of teams all over the country were on
hand to congx-atulate Rockne. “Slip’ ’Madigan, St.
Mary’s mentor and a former Notre Dame player-,
had this to say:
“The game was cex-tainly a great one to watch.
The xesult was much as we had expected and all
of us ex-Notre Dame men ax-e proud of our Alma
Bob Matthews, Idaho coach, who also played at
Notx-e Dame, felt this way: “Fx-om the spectators’
standpoint the game must have been the most
thrilling East vs. West battle ever staged. Every-
body saw an awful lot of wonderful football.”
Gus Dox-ais, one-half of the famous Dorais to
Rockne pass combination at Notre Dame ten years
ago and at present coach of Gonzaga, said: “It was
a distinct pleasux-e to see two great football teams
such as Notre Dame and Stanford perfox-m. Support-
ers of both elevens have much to be proud of.”
Dr. John Wilce, Ohio State mentor, spoke these
words: “The game was a wonderful exhibition and
Rockne deserves a lot of of credit for winning so
far away from home under unusual circumstances.”
Gwynn Henry, Missouri grid general, whose team
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lost to U. S. Cl Christmas Day, felt thankful for
an eastern victory: “I am glad Notre Dame could
turn the trick. It was a disappointment for some
of us to fail and Notre Dame’s victory helps us of
the East and Midwest out considerably.”
Fred McKale, University of Arizona coach, was
all smiles: “I knew Rockne would do it after seeing
the Irish practice at Tucson. It was a great game
Joe Maddock, Oregon mentor: “One of the great-
est football battles I have ever witnessed. Stanford’s
fight and Notre Dame’s brilliancy at opportune
times provided hundreds of thrills.”
Cliff Herd, U. S. C. scout, who picked Notre
Dame to win by at least seven points: “I told
■Two of the Notre Dame athletes — Stuhldreher
and Bach — were painfully injured in the battle. The
former received a cracked ankle, while Bach had
two ribs crushed in. All of the Irish players had
much praise for Ernie Nevers, the bone-crushing
Stanford fullback. “He’s one of the best in the busi-
ness,” was their comment.
Rockne and his charges will leave tomorrow mor-
ning on their return trip. The famous Notre Dame
mentor has made hundreds of new friends on the
trip and all of them hope graduation won’t wreck
his team so completely as to make a 1926 trip West
entirely out of the question.
GREAT NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL
SQUAD VISITS DENVER
More Than 200 Leading Business and Professional
Men, Educators and Students Greet Gridiron
BY N. C. MORRIS.
The “Four Horsemen” and the “Seven Mules” of
Notre Dame, world’s greatest football aggregation,
were the guests of honor at a reception and dinner
given by William P. McPhee at the University club
More than two hundred of the leading business
and professional men of Denver supplemented by
college and university presidents of the state insti-
tutions, football coaches, players, and Notre Dame
alumni, were also guests of Mr. McPhee in honor
of the great team.
One disappointing feature of the gathering was
the absence of the great coach, Knute Rockne, who
was unable to be present. He remained in Cali-
fornia to rest a few weeks from the strenuous cam-
paign through which he and the team have just
gone. With a few other exceptions the team was
intact, led by Assistant Coach Tom Lieb.
Had it not been for the rosettes pinned on the
players by some of Denver’s pretty lasses, it
would have been next to impossible to have picked
them out from amoung the rest of the guests so-
modest and unassuming were they. To the un-
initiated they would not appear to be the masters
of the gridiron sport that they are. Giants of the
gridiron they are; but not in physique, for they are
not large men. Elmer Layden, great fullback, who
made three touchdowns against Stanford, tips the
scales at 162 pounds, and he averages well with the
In brain power, however, they are superb, and the
first impression one gains of the great All-American
quarter, Harry Stuhldreher, is of what he carries
above the shoulders and then it is easy to see why
he received the supreme honor of being chosen as
the greatest field general of the year.
The team arrived at 4:30 o’clock yesterday after-
noon and after a brief reception at the depot were
taken on a sightseeing tour of the city and then
for a short stay at the Denver Athletic club. They
then repaired to the University club. There the
men were all introduced to the guests and given an
opportunity to talk to many of Denver and the
West’s leading men, many of whom are Notre Dame
alumni. The banquet hall was the next attraction.
During the course of the dinner the men were again
introduced to all by the assistant coach, Tom Lieb,
in order that all might get a better look at them.
William P. McPhee was toastmaster and gave an
interesting account of his own undergraduate days
at the South Bend institution. Mr. McPhee is an
honorary member of Notre Dame’s first football
team, that of 1887, every member of which is now
THE 1925 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Following much the same tone as the foot-
ball schedule in the matter of lining up the
best sellers for competition. Coach Keogan
this year has given Notre Dame its hardest
basketball schedule in the history of the
With the prospect of a post-season foot-
ball game still unsounded. Coach Keogan
carded cage teams for the 1924-25 schedule
from North to south and from east to west,
not the least noticeable among which
were several teams of champion and near-
The pre-season group included St. Thomas
college of St. Paul, 1924 champs of the Min-
nesota-Dakota conference. The year of 1925
opened with Mercer, Southern collegiate
champions of last season. Then in quick
succession appeared Butler and Franklin,
the capitol city team representing the 1924
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
National A. A. U. title and Franklin, the
unofficial champions of the central west.
Notre Dame is carded for a home and home
series with these two schools.
Another Indiana quintet on the card re-
garded by many state cage critics as the
most likely contender for the central west
pennant is Wabash. The Little Giants will
meet Notre Dame but once during the sea-
The last lap of the 1925 schedule is about
as pretentious as could be desired. In rapid-
fire order, Notre Dame will line up against
Illinois, Butler, Wabash, Penn State, Car-
negie Tech and Franklin. The “Sucker”
five will appear on the local “Y” court, fol-
lowed by Butler and Wabash. Notre Dame
will then take a trip through the “near east”
meeting Penn State at State College and
Carnegie Tech at Pittsburgh. The State five
was a big factor in Pennsylvania cage cir-
cles last year and gives much promise of
running in the money again this year.
Sandwiched in between the more promi-
nent teams are such cage fives as Armour,
Northwestern, Loyola and the Michigan Ag-
gies. The Irish will make an invasion of
the west playing a two game series with
Creighton at Omaha.
The schedule follows :
Dec. 8 — Armour at Notre Dame.
Dec. 13 — St. Thomas at St. Paul.
Dec. 15 — Minnesota at Minneapolis.
Dec. 19 — Northwestern at Evanston.
Dec. 30 — Northwestern at Notre Dame.
Jan. 5 — Mercer university at Notre Dame.
Jan. 9 — Butler at Indianapolis.
Jan. 10 — Franklin at Franklin.
Jan. 16 — Michigan at Notre Dame.
Jan. 23 — Creighton at Omaha.
Jan. 24 — Creighton at Omaha.
Jan. 31 — Loyola at Notre Dame.
Feb. 7 — Illinois at Notre Dame.
Feb. 10 — Butler at Notre Dame.
Feb. 14 — Wabash at Notre Dame.
Feb. 21 — Penn State at State College.
Feb. 23 — Carnegie Tech at Pittsburgh.
Mar. 3 — Michigan Aggies at Lansing.
VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM MAKES
Despite the handicap of having to open
the basketball season without the services
of Capt. Kizer and Clem Crowe, who with
several other promising' cagers were occu-
pied with football duties, the Notre Dame
basketball team, coached by George Keogan,
picked up a fair start toward another rec-
ord year. The Irish cage team has suffered
three defeats in eight starts, losing to Min-
nesota in an early season tilt and more re-
cently to Butler and Franklin, two of the
leading basketball teams in the country.
Coach Keogan made his way through the
first six games with a squad of unknown
material save for Phil Mahoney, and Joe
Dienhardt, forwards, who were with the
team last season. In consequence of the un-
tiring efforts of the coach to gather a repre-
sentative team for the first lap of the sched-
ule, there appeared in Notre Dame basket-
ball circles, several sophomore cagers who
easily rank with the best hardwood per-
formers Notre Dame has ever known.
Johnny Nyikos, Ray Dahman and Louie
Conroy have carried the burden of the work
thus far, coupling their efforts with those
of Mahoney and Dienhardt. Capt. Kizer
and Crowe joined the team just before the
road trip with Butler and Franklin, Lay den
and Eaton also reporting for basketball dur-
ing the past week.
Notre Dame opened with an easy victory
over Armour Institute of Chicago. Keogan
then took his squad to Minnesota and St.
Paul where the Irish divided a two game
engagement, winning from St. Thomas and
losing to the Gophers.
Two games in succession with Northwest-
ern, the latter sporting the much heralded
Ralph Baker, served to add to Notre Dame’s
list of triumphs, the Purple cage five being
defeated both times, the first occasion being
oh Northwestern’s home floor.
At the beginning of the new year, Notre
Dame won an easy victory over Mercer col-
lege of Macon, Ga., 44 to 17. Every mem-
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
ber of the squad had their inning that night
and baskets were registered almost at will.
A jaunt downstate to Butler and Franklin
resulted in Notre Dame being snowed under
on the first night by Butler, 31 to 16. The
best efforts of Notre Dame were of no avail
against the stormy attack of the National
A. A. U. champions of 1923. On the fol-
lowing night, the Irish dropped a hard
fought game to Franklin, unofficial champs
of 1923, by a score of 26 to 22. The Keo-
ganites hung on to the score till the closing
minutes of play, when the Baptist school
quintet forged into the lead with some su-
perb basket shooting.
Notre Dame’s meeting with Butler and
Franklin on the home court later in the sea-
son should provide two of the most inter-
esting cage tilts in the history of the school.
The special quality and quantity of sport
schedules that have been drawn up for
Notre Dame athletic teams during the past
three years mark a new era in Notre Dame
athletics, a swift upward trend into the
sanctum of stellar competition.
The indoor and outdoor track schedules
drawn up by Coach Knute K. Rockne for
the season of 1925 are very much in keep-
ing with the admirable quality of the foot-
ball and basketball cards. In announcing
the track cards, Caoch Rockne pointed out
that Notre Dame was breaking into the
company of some of the most competent
track stars in the country, and seeking com-
petition with some of the most prominent
track teams in the central west.
For the indoor season of 1925, Notre
Dame will meet three of the leading track
teams in the western conference, entertain-
ing Illinois on the local track, Feb. 14, jour-
neying to Northwestern on Feb. 21, and to
Wisconsin on March 7. Rockne will also
enter a team of his best in the annual Illi-
nois relay carnival at Urbana, founded by
Coach Harry Gill in 1917.
With the exception of interteam meets
and handicap events with the freshman
squad, little opportunity will be available
before the Illinois meet, to obtain an esti-
mate of the caliber of the track squad
Rockne will have for this year’s cinder cam-
A two mile relay composed of Cox, Mas-
terson, Wagner and Judge will enter the I.
A. C. handicap meet at Chicago, Jan. 16.
Graduation last June took several valuable
men from the ranks of the thinly-clads, but
the Notre Dame coach has a host of un-
known material from last year’s freshman
team to work with this winter.
Capt. Bud Barr, McTiernan, Milbauer,
Wendland, Cox, Casey, and Harrington are
among the veterans who will form the nu-
cleus of this year’s team. Among the men
from last year’s freshman team who are
expected to perform in varsity fashion this
winter are Judge, Nulty, Riley, Barron,
Wynn, Boland and Masterson.
The indoor season will be followed with
an array of headline attractions on the out-
door card. Illinois, Iowa and the Michigan
Aggies will be encountered in dual meets.
The Ohio, Penn and Drake relays are the
feature meets listed which will attract the
best performers on the Notre Dame squad.
Rockne has always taken a team to Drake
and sent at least one man to the Penn re-
lays, both meets being staged on the same
date. The state and conference meets will
also include a corterie of Notre Dame cin-
der artists. The Irish tracksters have won
the state meet every year since 1915.
The indoor schedule:
Feb. 7 — Relay team to Boston.
Feb. 14 — Illinois at Notre Dame.
Feb. 21 — Northwestern at Evanston.
Feb. 28 — Illinois relays at Urbana.
Mar. 7 — Wisconsin at Madison.
The outdoor schedule:
Apr. 18 — Ohio relays at Columbus.
Apr. 25 — Penn and Drake relays.
May 2 — Illinois at Urbana.
May 16— Michigan Aggies at Notre Dame.
May 23 — State meet.
May 30 — Iowa at Iowa City.
June 5-6 — Conference meet.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
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With such existing structural achievements no arch-
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NOTRE DAME VS. STAN-
A View Behind the Scenes of
the Football Game
BY JOSEPH SCOTT
Fifty-three thousand people
jammed every available inch
of space in the Pasadena stad-
ium last New Year’s Day.
Sport writers from all sec-
tions of the country had the
thrill of their career watch-
ing a football game. Excite-
ment coursed through the
coolest and most experienced
among that vast assemblage.
All manner of comments were
made before, during and after
the game. It was my high
privilege to get a peep behind
the scenes, which might be
What was the secret of the
success of the Notre Dame
boys? The answer would be
manifold from every possible
and conceivable angle. The
players, themselves, had one
answer. They prayed and
their prayers were heard.
Cynics may smile ; the agnos-
tic may be amused and the
atheist may scoff, but the fact
still remains — the Notre
Dame College boys believe in
the Living God. They have
an intense devotion to our
Blessed Lady, the Mother of
God, and they prayed.
They started their religious
efforts on the morning of
their arrival in Los Angeles,
when, fasting, they pulled in
at the depot, and were on
their way, not to the hotel,
but to St. Andrew’s Church
in Pasadena. There the chap-
lain, Father O’Hara, offered
up the Holy Sacrifice of the
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Mass, and 31 out of the 33
players knelt at the altar rail
for Holy Communion. On the
morning of New Year’s, when
I was privileged to be pres-
j ent, everyone of those same
husky lads were on then-
knees at the altar rail receiv-
ing Holy Communion, and
asking God to bless them and
hearken to their prayers for
Back of the lines during
the last heat of the contest,
and particularly during the
awful scrimmage within one
foot of the Notre Dame goal
line, when all eyes were
focused upon them, the Notre
Dame College lads huddled
behind their goal line for a
brief conference. The spec-
tators thought they were
communicating football sig-
nals. In reality, they were
flooding the Heavens with
Hail Marys, and so through
the long gruelling hour and a
half of that bitter fight, these
Catholic college boys kept the
faith and said their prayers.
More especially for those of
us who need the experience,
they not only prayed before
the game and during the
game but after the game.
Like the Samaritan leper,
who was cleansed, they didn’t
forget the prayer of thanks-
giving, for as they left the
stadium with the roar of
their thousands of admirers
in their ears, instead of going-
directly to their hotel, they
went by way of St. Andrew’s
Church. There, in the dim
twilight, before the altar,
they offered up their hearts
to God in thanksgiving for
the success that had reward- j
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ed their efforts and their
We Catholic fathers and
mothers ought to be proud of
that type of college boy. The
institution that developed
that spirit has a right to be
comforted beyond expression.
So long as Catholic colleges
can present that type of ath-
letes, we need have no anxi-
ety about the effect of athle-
tics upon the spirit of Catho-
It more than compensates
the parents of today for the
financial worry and anxiety
with which they have to meet
the heavy additional bills in-
cident to sending their boy
to Catholic colleges. The
Catholic institution, on the
other hand, which cannot de-
velop that spirit, had better
close its doors because with-
out it, such college has lost
its right to parental consider-
It has been my privilege to
see these East and West
games played for many years.
I have been identified with
the Tournament of Roses in
Pasadena for more than a
generation, and I can safely
say, as a Catholic and a
father, that I never received
so much genuine consolation
as I experienced in watching
these clean limbed, unpreten-
tious, quiet mannered, gentle-
manly college lads walk down
the aisle of St. Andrew’s
Church on New Year’s Day.
God bless such lads, and
may their tribe increase and
The academic record of
Notre Dame is just as high
as the glorious athletic rec-
ord of her “Four Horsemen.”
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