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1108, October 3, 1917, authorized June 23, 1918.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
A sunbeam, searching through the leaves.
Had found the mystic quiet of your face;
He wondered, prayed and then forgot
Hera’s coldness and Aphrodite’s grace.
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“First in war; first in peace; and first in
the hearts of his countrymen !” George
Washing-ton won a Revolution.
“First in the shot put; first in the forty-
yard dash; first in the forty-yard hig'h hur-
dles; first in the quarter mile; first in the
mile; first in the two-mile; first in the pole
vault; and first in the relay race!” Notre
Dame’s track team lost to Illinois.
It is a good thing the British didn’t have
a General Gill.
And it is also a good thing that Abraham
Lincoln was not a basketball player. Had
he indulged, being built along the lines of
Chadwick of Wabash, it is very probable
that he would have become too famous to
be President. Which shows how little things
might have changed the whole trend of his-
tory — but didn’t. The campaigns of the
Revolution were concluded very much along
the lines of the Illinois meet. By skillfully
combining a number of ‘seconds’ with a few
well-chosen “firsts’ the final score was a big
upset to the contemporary dope-bucket.
Likewise friend Chadwick, by taking a
great deal of punishment, succeeded in a
calm and deliberate plan of feeding the
ball to his friends and saved the Wabash
union. (Mr. Coman, Mr. Dunne, and his-
tory lovers need not notice.)
“It was a bad week for the home team,”
seems to be the logical conclusion — especial-
ly when we look at the iceless idleness of
the hockey team; the Navy’s lack of con-
sideration of visitors, and the two home de-
feats. But as the old saying is, “Don’t
judge a book by the review.” Followers of
the teams picked out so many fine points in
the showings made Saturday that a stranger
would never have guessed that there had
been a defeat. And. many who are not
strangers are convinced that there won’t be
many more defeats. The firsts in the track
meet didn’t cany far enough in a dual
meet, but they certainly would stand out
in a big meet — or against anyone else but
Illinois. And all the boxing teams aren't
like the Navy, nor basketball teams Bke our
friends from Wabash.
Wabash also came into the Notre Dame
eye — somewhat after the manner of a cin-
der — by winning the state oratorical con-
test. Harry McGuire and his “Peace
Through Independence” are compliments to
the ability of the opposing speaker, and
guarantees that the winner was good.
Dan Hickey’s Juggler fell into the arms
of an eager public Monday night. There
was a rush downtown Tuesday morning to-
secure “Violets, orchids, roses and chrysan-
themums for smart shoulders, 35c to $2.95,”'
but the fellows hurried right back again to
study anew the double spread by McElroy.
The way the issue sold brought back mem-
ories of Christmas. The number should
strike terror into the major portion of the
No classes Monday. Which makes every-
one but the Seniors have a decidedly patri-
otic glow. And even with the Seniors it is
a toss-up to balance the ills against the
thrills of the first appearance in cap and
gown. So far the thrills have it, but if the
Committee mathematics went astray, odds
will shift. Another horrible handicap to
the joy is the rent. And they say this
handicap grows worse as one grows older.
At any rate, some one is going to enjoy
Washington’s Birthday, — making a fine be-
ginning for next week, and a good ending
for this Week.
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S. A. C. Notes
Six members, Kohout, Bach, Collins, Don
Miller, O’Neill and Brady, were absent from
the S. A. C. meeting in the Library last
xV d s —
The Mid-West Student Conference will
meet at Notre Dame in 1926 if the resolu-
tion passed by the Council produces favor-
able results. Chairman George Bischoff
broached the subject; he said that, with en-
tertainment for the delegates made easily
available, there was no good reason why
the meeting should not be held here. What-
ever expense is incurred will be no more
than that of sending Notre Dame delegates
to an outside conference. The members of
the Council unanimously agreed upon these
The Conference is made up of some fifty
delegates who represent the student councils
of twenty-eight universities and colleges in
the Middle West. The meeting this year is
to be held late in April at the Kansas State
School of Agriculture.
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The men engaged in collecting contribu-
tions for the football memorial fund report-
ed encouraging progress. Much work yet
remains to be done, however, notably that
of interviewing the Day-Students. This
group was turned over to the Blue Circle,
who, after devising their own manner of
procedure, will go on with the collection.
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John Moran, chairman of the elections
committee, read a preliminary draft of the
proposed new election rules. The provision
which forbade voting in absentee was the
only one to encounter serious objection.
Many members thought that those students
who were necessarily absent from the Uni-
versity on election day should not lose their
vote on that account. No one offered an
acceptable substitute for this provision,
however, and it will be discussed further at
HARRY M’GUIRE PLACES THIRD IN
STATE ORATORICAL CONTEST
Harry A. McGuire of Notre Dame, speak-
ing on “Peace Through Independence,” won
third place in the Indiana State Oratorical
Contest held Friday night, February 18, at
Franklin College. Leland M. Ross of
Wabash won first place; his subject was
“Our Future as a Race.” Paul Huston of
Purdue, with “Government by the People”
was second. Besides the above, Earlham,
Franklin, Butler and Manchester each had
Immediately following the contest a re-
ception was given for the contestants and
judges during which the names of the win-
ners were announced. Mr. Ross received a
cash prize of fifty dollars and Mr. Huston
one of tw r enty-five dollars.
Mr. Ross will represent Indiana in the
Interstate Contest to be held later.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
To avoid possible misunderstanding, no-
tice is hereby given that:
1. No student may gain credit in the
College of Arts and Letters who is not reg-
istered for at least fifteen (15) hours of
class per week, nor (unless by special ex-
emption, granted only by the Dean) for
more than tw r enty-one (21).
2. Seniors in Arts and Letters who are
registered for only fifteen (15) hours of
class per week are required to attain a pass-
ing grade in all the subjects for which
they are registered, whether or not the
hours thus earned would bring their total
number of hours for the four years up to
or beyond the required 144. (By decision
of the Univ. Council.) This does not apply
to part time students.
3. The latest date for handing in prize
essays and graduating theses is May second.
4. Failure to produce a satisfactory
graduating thesis, or to present three type-
written, properly bound copies of it to the
head of his respective department on or
before May second will debar the student
from graduating in June.
— CHARLES C. MILTNER, C.S.C., Dean.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
One of the most prominent organizations
of the school, with regard to off-campus ac-
tivities, is the Varsity Quartet, composed of
John Butler, Arthur Haley, George Koch
and Alfred Meyers. These four men have
made numerous appearances at different
functions in South Bend and with the Glee
Club upon its winter tour, and have been
exceptionally well received at every appear-
The Quartet has sung, among other af-
fairs, at the Football Banquet given by the
South Bend merchants, at the K. of C. Ini-
tiation banquet, several Rotary Club meet-
ings, for WGAZ of the South Bend Tribune,
and in every town in which the Glee Club
gave a concert.
The Glee Club appearances of the Quar-
tet were especially fine and well-received,
as witness an excerpt from the review of
the Saginaw, Mich., concert:
“The Glee Club emulates the football
team of Notre Dame in certain particulars.
It has teamwork down to a nicety. In its
ensemble numbers, it has true harmony.
It has its “four horsemen” too. The Stuhl-
dreher-Layden-Crowley-Miller backfield of
the gridiron has its counterpart in the quar-
tet composed of Butler, Haley, Koch and
Meyers. Just as the “four horsemen” of the
gridiron furnished most of the thrills for
the football followers when Notre Dame
performed, the quartet furnished the punch
and fun of the concert Sunday evening. The
quartet paid its tribute to the Notre Dame
football team with a number detailing the
deed of Rockne, the “Horsemen,” and the
unsung line, and then crowned a hit at the
expense of Leland Stanford to the tune of
“California, Here I Come.”
The quartet has appeared as a feature of
several of the Club smokers given on the
campus, and appeared Wednesday night and
sang for the Freshmen at their smoker held
in Brownson Rec.
A Glee Club concert was to be given in
Valparaiso and Peru, Ind., during the week-
end of Washington’s Birthday; but due to
an unexpected change in the arrangements,
the plans were overturned and the concerts
Plans are being formulated for the Easter
trip to be taken by the Club during the
Spring vacation. This trip will cany the
organization eastward to Ohio and Penn-
sylvania and possibly to other states of the
N D S
Both the Band and the Orchestra have
been inactive during the winter, but at-
tempts will be made to reorganize and re-
vitalize the two organizations during the
DEAN KONOP SPEAKS TO KNIGHTS
Dean Thomas Konop, of the Hoynes Col-
lege of Law, addressed the Knights of Co-
lumbus of Notre Dame Council at their
meeting held Tuesday night, February 17.
His subject was, “Confessions of a Con-
gressman.” The Dean gave many interest-
ing sidelights on the workings of Congress
and its connection with the people it repre-
Before closing his talk the Dean exhibit-
ed some clippings from a paper of Civil
War days which contained articles con-
demning President Abraham Lincoln. He
also showed his audience a book that had
been autographed by famous Uncle Joe
Cannon, once Congressman from Illinois.
Grand Knight McGuire announced that
another initiation would be held on March 6.
The Knightingales, Notre Dame Council
orchestra, entertained with several selec-
tions and lunch was served to round out the
The next meeting is to be held next Tues-
day night. Mark Nolan, lecturer of the
Council, has arranged to have Coach Knute
Rockne speak at this meeting.
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A two volume work by Kaempffert titled
"A Popular History of American Invention”
is among the most recent arrivals at the
The Secretary of State for Hungary was
a recent visitor in the art galleries.
Father Gregory, 0. S. B., has restored
the copy of “The Judgment of Solomon,”
the original of which hangs in a gallery at
Mr. Wightman of Evanston, Illinois, has
presented three water colors by Guerin.
This gift completes the Guerin Series.
The circulation figures for January, 1925,
total 1772, an increase of almost five hun-
dred over the same month in 1924.
DR. I. SANDROCK ADDRESSES EDU-
Dr. I. Sandrock, of South Bend, addressed
the Educational Seminar in the Notre Dame
Library Monday night on the subject, “Prob-
lems of Adolescence.” A large number of
students and graduate students were pres-
ent as well as several teachers from South
Bend, and the keen interest attached to the
question was manifested by the discussion
which was held after the speaker concluded.
Dr. Sandrock viewed his subject from the
medical and purely neurological standpoint.
He stressed the importance of looking for
latent diseases or pronounced tendencies to-
ward diseases in the adolescent, and spoke
of the vast change which the psychology of
the sex emotions produced in the child’s
makeup. The proper direction of the sex
and social urges constitute a problem of
immense importance in adolescence inas-
much as their treatment by elimination, re-
pression, rationalization or mental compen-
sation may mean the production of a good
citizen or a social outlaw.
During his talk Dr. Sandrock mentioned
the three types of nervous patients, the
neuroses, psycho-neuroses and the psy-
choses, explaining by means of actual ex-
amples the difference between them and the
methods used in their treatment. He dis-
cussed the probable effects of environment
and heredity, and explained the theory of
Freud and psychoanalysis. He emphasized
that all unusual conduct should be noted in
children as it may be the keynote by means
of which impending difficulties may be fore-
seen and averted.
Fr. William Cunningham, C. S. C., Direc-
tor of the School of Education, presided at
THE DEATH OF MRS. MILES W. O’BRIEN
Sincere sorrow was expressed at the Uni-
versity last Monday, when word came of
the death of Mrs. Miles W. O’Brien, wife of
a true friend of Notre Dame.
Mr. O’Brien, of the South Bend Lathe
Works, is Treasurer of the Board of Trus-
tees of the University, whose function it is
to hold, invest and administer all endow-
ment funds. Added token of his interest in
things of Notre Dame is the Miles W.
O’Brien prize of fifty dollars, awarded an-
nually for excellence in Mechanical Draw-
ing. In the light o f what he has done for
Notre Dame, his bereavement cannot but
call forth the sympathy and the prayers of
everyone connected with the University.
Mrs. O’Brien was actively engaged in the
work of many social and charitable organ-
izations in South Bend. She was a trustee
of the Visiting Nurses association, and a
member of the Children’s Dispensary As-
sociation and the Circle of Mercy. The
funeral was held on Wednesday from St.
Patrick’s Church, and burial was made in
Mrs. O’Brien’s place in the community is
evidenced by this tribute from the editorial
columns of the South Bend Neivs-Times :
“The entire community will stand at the
side of the bereaved husband and daughters
and mourn the passing of Mrs. Miles
O’Brien. The untimeliness of her passing
adds to the personal grief of her friends.
“Her deep interest in worthy charities,
her fine example of devoted motherhood, her
active sympathy with the less fortunate
placed her among the high type of women
who keep the world pure and sweet and
clean and ever make it better.
“The city will miss and remember her.”
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WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY EXERCICSES
The exercises attending 1 the annual pre-
sentation of the flag by the Senior Class to
the University will take place on Monday,
February 23, at 9 a. m. in Washington Hall.
Preceding the exercises a Mass will be
celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church,
after which the Seniors will don their caps
and gowns and march from the parlor of
the main Building to Washington Hall.
The program follows:
Song — “The Star Spangled Banner” The Audience
Selections from Washington’s Farewell Address
Raymond Norris, A. B., ’25
Ode Harry McGuire, A. B., ’25
Vocal Solo George Koch, Ph. B. in Com., ’25
Presentation of the Flag D. C. Miller, LL.B., ’25
President of the Senior Class.
Acceptance of the Flag
The Revei-end Thomas Irving, C.S.C.
Vice-President of the University.
Song — “Notre Dame” The Audience
A. I. E. E. MEETS
The local unit of the American Institute
of Electrical Engineers met in the Engi-
neering Buliding last Monday night.
Mr. Harold J. Harstick gave a very in-
structive discussion of the use of Diesel en-
gines as prime movers in power plants and
compared them to steam and hydro-electric
installations. Mr. Malcolm F. Knaus dis-
cussed the theory of lightning and thunder
and contrasted the causes of these phenom-
ena with the popular conception of them.
The discussion of these papers together with
the reading of the newly issued Juggler fur-
nished sufficient enjoyment for all.
Future inspection trips were the subject
of discussion at the meeting. The time is
now being arranged for a visit to the cen-
tral Fire and Police Alarm station on
Wayne Street in South Bend. Trips to the
Dodge Manufacturing plant in Mishawaka
and the Singer Company plant in South
Bend were considered.
MR. FRANK BRANCH RILEY
Mr. Frank Riley came to Washington
Hall on the evening of February 13, and
provided an interesting two hours with his
Travelogue on the Pacific Northwest. Mr.
Riley’s engaging personality and rich sense
of humor made the lecture delightfully in-
formal and those who were frightened away
by the announcement of a travelogue are to
be commiserated for missing this perform-
JUGGLER TAKES THE STAGE MONDAY
The Juggler, Notre Dame’s humorous
publication, made its first appearance of
1925, Monday night. The present issue is
devoted to that much discussed person, the
“he-man” of Notre Dame.
The art work of Wilbur McElroy is out-
standing. His feature, a two-page spread,,
entitled “An Impression of Notre Dame By
One Who Has Never Been Here” is one of
the best things of recent Juggler years.
James Quigley, new member of the art staff,
has distinguished himself by the number
and excellence of his drawings.
George Palomino from Mexico City, a
freshman in the Department of Architec-
ture, was awarded the five-dollar prize for
the best contribution to the “he-man” num-
STUDENT VAUDEVILLE SHOW POST-
The Student Vaudeville Show, originally
scheduled for February 26 and 27, in Wash-
ington Hall, has been postponed until March
10 and 11 because of the interference of
The persons in charge of the show wish
it understood that the Day Student organi-
zation is merely sponsoring the production,
and that it is in no sense a Day Student
affair exclusively. In fact, the great major-
ity of those to take part are students re-
siding on the campus.
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ST. MARY’S STUDENTS ENTERTAIN AT
It was fifty-eight years ago that the St.
Mary’s students entertained at Notre Dame.
In a corner of Volume 1 of The Scholastic
Year, the following item appeared: “The
young ladies who visited the College with
their parents before ‘settling down’ at the
Academy, and who charmed us with their
playing on the Grand Piano, in the College
Parlor, have given us an exalted notion of
their attainments in the musical line.”
That event occurred two years after Lee
presented his sword to Grant and twenty-
five years after Father Sorin’s arrival at
the banks of St. Mary’s Lake. The Scho-
lastic Year was a seven page weekly giving
accounts of noteworthy occurrences not only
at Notre Dame but at St. Mary’s as well.
The subscription price was $2.50 the year
and the subscriber had the privilege of re-
ceiving with The Scholastic Year the Are
Maria. In its own words, the purpose of
The Scholastic Year was, “to give to par-
ents frequent accounts of the institutions in
which they have placed their children.” It
is well written and ! occasionally becomes
Someone gave 1925 a smile when he
wrote in the first issue: “We would like
exceedingly to make The Scholastic Year
an illustrated paper so far at least as to
give the photographs of the frank, intelli-
gent, cheerful-looking students who are
rapidly filling up the college halls and mak-
ing the playgrounds resound with their
merry games and rejoicing the hearts of the
professors by their zeal and enthusiasm in
elass ; we must content ourselves, however,
with giving a list of their names.” Then
followed the list of students. The enroll-
ment was about 450 and that number in-
cluded the “junior” and the “senior” “di-
visions.” It seems that students were liable
to arrive at almost any time for as late as
June 6, 1868, there was the usual list of
three or four “new arrivals at Notre
Dame.” And during the course of that
scholastic year, the learned ancestor of the
present Scholastic had occasion to note
that there were 45 professors and 500 stu-
dents at Notre Dame and that the alumni
Even as now, the editor of that day had
his troubles. Here’s, how we know: “Our
correspondents are requested: ; .(1) Not to
write on both sides of the sheet; (2) Not
to write with pencil; (3) To write legibly
and to consult Webster occasionally.”
In that volume there can be found a curi-
osity. And it so happens that this curiosity
is nothing else but a sport story minus the
sport story’s usual jargon. Read it: “On
Wednesday last a very interesting match
took place between the first and second
nines of the Star of the West Base Ball
Club, the former to put out six of the latter
in each inning.” The final score was 73-22
in favor of the first nine. Speculations as
to the excitement of the match are unnec-
There were poets in those days, too.
Probably they pitched base ball. Anyhow,
no matter what they did, they didn’t prac-
tice the use of free verse where it might
meet the public gaze. They mixed Latin
with English and got a solution something
“The nox was lit by the lux of luna,
“And ‘twas a nox most opportuna
“To catch a possum or a coona
“For nix was scattered o’er this mundus
“A shallow nix and non profundus.”
That isn’t half the verse. It is hardly a
fair sample. In all, there are one and one-
half columns of it. The boys of those days
might have been ignorant of static, shaving-
sticks and sidelines but they certainly knew
a few Latin declensions and one or two of
the irregular Greek verbs. — J. F. o’d.
The orchestras which have donated their services
to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Colum-
bus for the four dances which have been, and are
being, conducted by that organization this week-
end are the following:
Wednesday — Harry Denny’s Collegians.
Thursday — The Druids Nine-Piece Orchestra.
Friday — Perc Connolly’s Big Five.
Saturday — Art Haereons South Bend Orchestra.
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The Scribblers enjoyed one of their popu-
lar All-Scribbler meetings Wednesday night
during which most of the members read a
contribution of either verse or prose.
Of these contributions, Harry McGuire’s
one act play and the verse of Francis C.
Miller and Corbin Patrick provoked the
most discussion. In an interesting paper,
Mark Nevils revealed the location of a na-
tural sun-dial on the eompus. A friend of
Nevils’ accepted the challenge of Professor
Shuster, issued last year in the Scholastic,
to find this dial and was recently successful.
Larry O’Leary’s, “The Way of a Maid,”
inspired by Les Grady’s recent sketch of the
same name, was probably the most enter-
taining bit of the evening.
CHICAGO CLUB MEETS TO PLAN
At a meeting of the Chicago Club in
Brownson Rec Room, Feb. 5, William J.
Cerney, President, appointed the following
committees to complete arrangements for
the Easter Formal Dance: Music : George
0‘Day (Chairman), Robert Carey, George
Doherty, Robert Stephen; Ballroom : Vin-
cent D. O’Malley, (Chairman), Arthur Bid-
well, Clarence Riley, Joseph Harvey; Pro-
gram: Eugene Schwartz (Chairman), Jo-
seph Rigali, John Stamm, Robert Irminger ;
Tickets : John Bulger (Chairman), Ray-
mond McClory, John McMullen, Herbert
Burt; Reception: William Corbett (Chair-
man) , Edward Collins, Thomas Leahy, John
In very typical Chicago fashion, the dis-
cussion concerning the dance waxed hot and
heavy, so much so, that it was thought
fatalities might result. However, all the
dissenting members amicably buried the
hatchet at the appearance of refreshments
A rising vote of thanks was tendered
Walter Metzger, Vice-President, for his
splendid work in arranging the Christmas
It is planned to make the Easter Dance
the most elaborate ever given by a Notre
Dame group away from the University. En-
tire details will be announced in ample time
to permit every student of the University
opportunity to make arrangements to at-
NEW K. OF C. COUNCIL AT AUSTIN,
The institution of St. Edward’s Council,
No. 2559, took place Sunday, December 14,
at St. Edward’s College, Austin, Texas. At
the same time a joint initiation was held
with Capital City Council, No. 1017. The
ceremonies of the day were begun at St.
Edward’s College when all candidates for
initiation went to Holy Communion in a
body. A breakfast was then served in the
college dining hall. At nine o’clock the Very
Rev. Matthew Schumacher, C. S. C., presi-
dent of St. Edward’s College, was celebrant
of a Solemn High Mass in St. Edward’s
College chapel. The celebrant was assisted
by the Rev James Quinlan, C. S. C., deacon,
the Rev. E. Vincent Mooney, C. S. C., sub-
deacon, and the Rev. Paul J. Foik, C. S. C.,
master of ceremonies. — Columbia (feb.)
WORK ON OLD STUDENT HALL
Old Students Hall, located on the West
Campus, next to the Lemmonier Library,
is fast assuming shape and during the past
six weeks rapid strides have been made to-
ward the completion of the exterior and the
vast amount of mason work connected with
the finishing of the interior. Vincent Fa-
gan, who with Prof. Kervick of the Uni-
versity Department of Architecture de-
signed the building, has followed the prog-
ress of the building carefully and estimates
that it will be ready for partial occupancy
the first week in July, at the opening of the
It is probable that this building will house
some of the incoming Freshmen in Septem-
ber; specifications call for the completion
by then of rooms for one hundred and sixty
men. The rooms are all designed for single
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LIBRARY CLOCK PHILOSOPHY
We noticed a clock in the library the
other day. This was not unusual in itself.
We work there and confess to having looked
at clocks before. But this particular clock
was not running. It appeared to be an effi-
cient clock; it had the inner mechanism; it
had a compact and practical looking ex-
terior. Nothing seemed to be lacking, and
yet .the clock was not performing its func-
tion. So it is with some students. They
possess the mental mechanism, their ap-
pearance and bearing promise much, and
yet they fail to perform their functions.
Just as the clock is patiently awaiting the
time when someone will set in motion its
inner mechanism, transforming it from a
useless decoration into an uncertain time-
piece, so these students are waiting for
someone to force activity upon them, to
feed them pre-assimilated knowledge, and to
transform them from complacent idlers
Into reluctant students and half-interested
participants in student activities.
When we looked up inquiringly at the
clock it seemed to say, “You want to know
what time it is? Ask one of the clocks,
I’m indisposed.” When we look expectantly
to certain students for contributions to the
campus publications, for help in organizing
a club, staging a show, or assisting in the
hundred and one other activities the bur-
dens of which always eventually fall upon
the shoulders of one or two individuals,
they assume the let-George-do-it attitude.
They are too busy doing nothing. When,
in class, the professor asks them a question,
they in turn ask their neighbor.
The library clock, being mere mechanism,
was not entirely at fault. But these stu-
dents who are eternally waiting for someone
to prod them into doing something are to
blame. They are shirking duties and re-
sponsibilities. But the fact doesn’t seem to
worry them; their complacency makes that
of the clock seem interested concern. There
are Seniors who will be graduated in June
without having done one constructive thing
for themselves or for student activities.
There are freshmen who will go through
four years with the same result, unless
someone snaps them out of their mental
and physical lethargy. And, even if some-
one managed to do this, they would prob-
ably be like the clock; it has to be rewound
every eight days. — A. D. M.
A MATTER OF DECENCY
The classrooms in the new addition to Sci-
ence Hall are rapidly being ruined by those
students who use their pencils and knives
and shoes to deface the walls and desks.
This is a peculiar matter to bring to the
attention of college men and especially to
Notre Dame men. It is hardly believable
that a person who possesses sufficient intel-
ligence to want to attend Notre Dame, who
has been raised by parents who want to
send him to such a place, who hopes to rise
above the level of the barbarian and the
savage, would indulge in such vandalism.
It may be sport to make a perfect im-
print of an O’Sullivan heel on an immacu-
late wall; there may be some satisfaction
to be derived from writing a philosophy
note with dirty fingers beside the heel
mark; there might even be some happiness
in the contemplation of a perfect set of ini-
tials, deep-cut in the smooth, varnished sur-
face of a desk; there is satisfaction, happi-
ness, even glee, to be derived from all these
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things — for a chimpanzee or a half-wit.
There are times when the partially-devel-
oped vocabulary of the undergraduate edi-
torial writer becomes hopelessly inadequate.
This, however, is the best that can be offer-
ed here: the uncouth vandal, whose char-
acterless vapidity of mind permits him to
run rampant beyond the restrictions of re-
finement, whose barbarous instincts, undis-
guised by the slightest veneer of culture,
are thus inflicted upon the property of a
university, such an individual deserves
neither respect, nor courtesy, nor toleration
from gentlemen. — J. w. s.
ARE THERE TOO MANY MEN IN
Are there too many men going to college? That
question is one of vital importance to us because
of the over-crowded conditions existing in the uni-
versities today. Right here at Notre Dame we
have a most striking example of this condition —
a fact that should make each and every one of
us consider this question seriously.
Our crowded classrooms, our inadequate equip-
ment, the number of students who must live in the
city, the hundreds of applicants who have been
refused admittance during the past few years be-
cause of these conditions — when you think of these
things many of you will be hasty in your answer
and say that there are too many men in college.
That point of view is wrong. Not only are the
men in college not too many, but there should be
even more of them. Why? Because the world to-
day needs educated men as leaders in human
affairs and as an elevating influence in the com-
monwealth. s t
An investigation of the educational advantages
enjoyed by the eight thousand persons mentioned
in “Who's Who in America,” for the years 1899-
1900, brought out the following facts: Out of
each hundred and fifty thousand children without
education, only one child has been able to become
a notable factor in the progress of his state, while
the children with a common school education have,
in proportion to numbers, accomplished this four
times as often; and those of high school education
eighty-seven times as often; and those with college
training eight hundred times as often. These fig-
ures show only the advantage that college men en-
joy, not the need for college men.
It is only necessary to glance at the daily news-
papers, and we will at once see why the world is
in need of educated men. We can also see that
this need is most urgent in the field of political
endeavor. You are well aware of existing political
conditions. It is evident to all that these condi-
tions must be changed, and it is evident that the
world needs college trained men to become leaders
in the performance of public duty. George Wil-
liam Curtis, in his “Public Duty of Educated
Men” says : “By the words public duty. ... I
mean simply that constant and active practical
participation in the details of politics- without
which, on the part of the most intelligent citizens,
the conduct of public affairs falls under the con-
trol of selfish and ignorant, or crafty and venal
But, you may say, granted that the world is in
need of college trained men, how can the colleges
and universities supply that demand under exist-
Cardinal Newman, an eminent authority on edu-
cation, has this to say: “When a multitude of
young men, keen, open-hearted, sympathetic, and
observant, as young men are, come together and
mix freely with each other, they are sure to learn
from one another, even if there be no one to
teach them. The conversation of all is a series of
lectures to each, and they gain for themselves new
ideas and views, fresh matter of thought, and dis-
tinct principles for judging and acting, day by day.
It is seeing the world on a small field with little
trouble; for the pupils or students come from very-
different places, and with widely different notions,
and there is much to generalize, much to adjust,
much to eliminate, there are inter-relations to be
defined, and conventional rules to be established.
This youthful community will constitute a whole, it
will embody a specific ideal, it will represent a doc-
trine, it will administer a code of conduct, and it
will furnish the principles of thought and- action. It
will give birth to a living teaching, which in
course of time will take the shape of a self-per-
petuating tradition, which imbues every individual
who is successively brought under its shadows.”
It is plainly seen that association is a chief fac-
tor in education. We have such associations here
at Notre Dame. And the principle of thought and
action towards which these associations lead is,
according to Bishop Spalding, that noble ideal in
which Christ crystallized all right living — “Seek ye
first the kingdom of God.”
No, there are not too many men in college. Even
under crowded conditions men should come to col-
lege, make the most of the opportunities that God
has given them, and then go forth with a strong
faith in God and man to seek out some work to
be done. — G. A. B.
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About twenty years ago the Ford Motor
Company was incorporated for one hundred
thousand dollars, of which only the sum of
twenty-eight thousand dollars was paid into
the treasury. Today the concern is valued
at hundreds of millions of dollars, and it is
operating not only the automobile and trac-
tor plants, but also its own railroad, its
steamship lines on both the Great Lakes
and the oceans, its own blast furnaces, coke
ovens, foundries, machine shops, coal and ore
mines, saw-mills, glass factories, cement
plants, paper and lumber mills, oil wells,
hydro-electric power houses, and locomotive
repair shops. And back of all these gigan-
tic enterprises which have given to the
world 229,000,000 horse-power in “tin Liz-
zies” — a horsepower greater even than that
which seventy-five Niagaras could generate
if developed to their last ounce of force —
is the master mechanic-genius, Henry Ford.
The story of Henry Ford’s success reads
like Horatio Alger fiction, so imaginative,
so preposterous, so dramatic does it seem.
And yet when it is remembered that even
in his boyhood days Mr. Ford had conceived
notions of creating power from the latent
forces in the elements, it is not difficult to
understand how his inventive mind spurred
on to his present achievements.
The twelve most formative years of his
youth, from twenty-eight to forty, he de-
voted to perfecting a combustion engine
idea which presented to him many seeming-
ly insurmountable difficulties. Never dur-
ing that period, however, was he satisfied
with the product that resulted from his first
experiments, because he realized that it
must still have as many hidden potential-
ities as had already been discovered.
Henry Ford should be an inspiration to
every man, and especially to all college men,
whose idealism, when aided by the driving
factor of their ambition and zeal, can be
made so practical and productive. But never
can college men afford to lose sight of, or
cease to put into practice, the example of
perseverance which the narration of Ford’s
triumphs reveals. Henry Ford was never
satisfied with mediocre things. The student,
if he would hope to meet with any marked
success, cannot expect to secure from the
first bush he chops down a wreath of lau-
rels that will not wither. — R. c. c.
Football togs have long since been packed
away in the gym and the last football ban-
quet has run its pleasant or unpleasant
course. Football for 1924 is history. The
Senior Class, busy in arranging the scenery
for the last act in the play of its college
life, pauses for a moment to remember
those men of the class of ’25 who, in writ-
ing a brilliant page in the history of Notre
Dame football, have brought honor to their
The names of these men, Don and Rip
and Bemie and the rest, are engraven in
the memories of the Seniors of ’25, deep-
etched in letters which will never fade.
— J. w. s.
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1 J. w.
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JAMES E. ARMSTRONG
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THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
CHARLES PHILLIPS, M. A.
T HE first time that I visited the tomb of
Washington at Mount Vernon, I felt
that at last I had sensed the full
greatness of the man. The simplicity of his
last resting place, there amid the peaceful
surroundings of his earthly home, seemed
to speak of a mighty spirit in repose. Em-
bowered among the clinging vines and ver-
dant shrubbery of his Virginia garden, with
the warm southern
sun pouring its bene-
diction over him, the
tidal waters of the
Potomac lapping the
green shores nearby,
Washington to me at
that moment, and in
that place, seemed the
of greatness and no-
bility fulfilled and
But it was not until
I saw, another day,
the floral tributes of
many foreign rulers,
many far off govern-
ments and peoples —
even from the ends of
the earth — laid at
that tomb in silent
reverence, that I truly
realized the span of
the greatness of the
Father of our Country, the full glory of his
name. That gloiy and that greatness do
indeed reach to the ends of the earth, to the
far corners of the world. For Washington’s
greatness is more than greatness in repose;
it is greatness that does not die ; that trans-
cends seas and continents, animating the
spirits of remote peoples with ideals of
right and justice and liberty.
To travel abroad, to visit far lands, brings
this truth home many times to the heart of
an American. In England, in France, in
Italy, in Poland, in Russia, wherever the
American abroad may turn, the name of
Washington confronts him, in memorials, in
monuments and statues, or — better still —
in the remembrance of people who on occa-
sion speak his name with a reverence that
would put to shame some of our own citi-
zenry too prone to relegate his memory and
his ideals to the shades of the forgotten. In
England the ancestral home of Washing-
ton’s family is pre-
served with jealous
care. Paris has its
monument to him and
its avenue named aft-
er him. In Italy the
most eloquent speech
on liberty and love of
country that I heard
in the first stirring
days of the Fascist!
uprisings had Wash-
ington and his patri-
otic sacrifice as its
text. In Russia, in
those dark times of
1920 when the ruin of
anew about the hearts
of the Russian people,
I heard more than
once the cry, wrung
from souls tried be-
yond measure, “Oh, if
only we had a Wash-
ing-ton to save us now, as you Americans
had when tyranny threatened to destroy
But it was in the reborn republic of Po-
land that I beheld the most touching trib-
utes to the memory of Washington. That
this should be so is not, of course, too
strange; for ever since that day when her
own best loved hero, Thaddeus Kosciuszko,
crossed Europe and the seas to put his
sword at Washington’s service, Poland has
cherished a very close and special relation-
ship with the American nation and the
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first chief of our democracy. In the Polish
republic, in fact, the name of Washington
is really a household word. At school, the
Polish children are as familiar with his
stoiy as are any of our own children here
at home: this I know from actual experi-
ence; for more than once, while visiting: the
public schools of Warsaw and other towns,
I put the young Poles to a test — the name
of Washington, written on the blackboard,
invariably bringing- an unmistakable res-
It is in the blood of the Poles to love and
honor the name of Washington. Their fore-
fathers, crushed under alien oppression —
as we were before we won our independence
— looked across the sea to the new world
and beheld in the victories of Washington
a vision of their own unfulfilled dreams.
The souls of the Polish people of that day
cried out, as do the tortured souls of the
Russians of our own time, for the coming
of a leader, a deliverer — a Washington.
They found him in that same Kosciuszko
who, returning from the American wars,
once more drew the sword for liberty — this
time for the freedom of his own country-
men. And though he failed, and though
the Poland of 1794 lay crushed — as the
America of 1776 might have lain crushed —
the ideal for which he had fought and the
memory of his American inspiration was
deathless; and it has remained deathless
down to this generation, when Poland is at
last as free as the America she has so long-
admired and emulated.
In Poland our American national holiday.
Independence Day, “the Glorious Fourth,”
is almost as much of a holiday as is Po-
land’s own May Third — her “Constitution
Day,” which commemorates the passage of
her constitution of 1791, a document unmis-
takably inspired in good part by the suc-
cess of Washington overseas. In 1921
Washington’s Birthday was made a special
school holiday, with every boy and girl in
every school of the Republic devoting the
day to recreations, orations, songs, essays, in
memory of the first American president. In
Poland, too, that irrefutable counsel of
Washington to his own people — to us — con-
cerning the impossibility of fostering moral-
ity without religion, is remembered and
heeded; religion is an integral part of the
educational system of the Polish republic.
The best dramatical presentation of Wash-
ington that I have ever seen on any stage
was not in America — but in Poland. In
1920 the Poles produced in Warsaw a new-
historical drama, “Pulaski in America,”
■which deeply stirred the public, at a time
when once more their liberty was in jeop-
ardy. All of the scenes of that play were
laid in America — in Philadelphia, in Savan-
nah, at Valley Forge; and dominating
every scene -was the figure of Washington,
beautifully played, and received by the au-
dience with a reverence, and given an ap-
plause, that wnrmed the heart of the Amer-
ican far from home.
In the city of Krakow, the ancient Capital
of Poland, the body of Kosciuszko lies in the
crypt of the old royal palace, among the
tombs of the kings. An American flag lies
across the breast of the Polish hero, the
Stars and Stripes, the flag that Washington
fought to give to us, a symbol of our nation-
hood The American who stands before
the last resting place of Kosciuszko, behold-
ing his own country thus honored, thus re-
membered, feels a tug at his heart as his
thoughts flash back across the ocean, home
to his own land, to the green shores of the
Potomac and the sunny verdure of Mount
Vernon to another tomb, wiiere an-
other hero lies at rest — a hero w r hose name
lives and whose spirit moves even in the
farthest reaches of the world
Washington! What a span of greatness,
what a transcendant glory is his! — Wash-
ington — father of his country, fosterer of
liberty everywhere — in the hearts of the
peoples of the uttermost places!
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Old France in a Neu) World
L. A. C.
O RCHARDS white and pink ; petals that
flutter fragrant to the soft sward;
broken rail-fences; mile upon mile of
marshland with dikes ; grass-grown and
crumbling, following the meanderings of the
river; rosy-faced children along the road-
side, shouting, pulling hay from fanner’s
carts ; shy-looking girls with baskets, beard-
ed men who always pass the time of day
this is Acadia.
The wind blows from the Bay of Fundy.
The hay, breast-high, bends in ripples,
straightens, bends again with each succes-
sive gust. Over the river a wild-duck calls.
One hears the distant report of a gun and
sees the huntsman, a black speck, walking
along the great dike close to the shore. The
marsh-road is dry. Little dust-devils rise
here and there, perform their tarantelle or
danse macabre and perish. Others take
their place. Frogs pipe shrill in the ditches
or croak hoarsely. Little boys throw
stones at them and laugh with glee as they
capture one in the grass. Beneath the
bridge the river flows sluggishly, chocolate-
colored with the mud of the marshes. A
duck-boat is stranded in the ooze. Reeds
diy and mud-coated rustle in the breeze, the
salt-laden breeze from the sea.
The road leads above the valley with its
miles of marshland, patched here and there
’with sleepy cattle or a falling barn and
towering hay-cocks, to the hillside dotted
with tiny cottages, each with its old-fash-
ioned well and long balance- pole to raise
the bucket. Insolent ganders, yoked, hiss
at the peasant; fowl scamper about; ducks
shake their wings at the edge of a pond.
Children stare, wide-eyed at a tourist-auto
that rushes by in a cloud of dust; horses
tied to the long bar in front of the general-
store stamp uneasily. Old men sit in the
sun smoking rank native tobacco, talking
garrulously, wagging their beards and lean-
ing on gnarled sticks. The old men talk in
patois ; sometimes in pure French, the
French of old — Picardish words, idioms of
old Brittany and Midi unknown to-day in
their very birthplace. They swear fluently
in English. The village priest walks by in
rusty cassock and sugarloaf hat, his shoes
covered with dust. The elders speculate on
his destination till he has passed .out of
sight beyond the ruins of an old fort where
sagging walls of stone covered with moss
and grass still show the scars of cannon-
shot which time has not yet covered with
its salve of fungus. Old embrasured walls
rich with the colorful traditinos of a troub-
lous past. The old people can tell stories,
told by their fathers, of the early days
vivid legends of Indian raids and struggles
with the English conquerors still hateful to
With the sunset, quiet more sublime set-
tles upon the marshes. In the distance the
shadowy tower of the church looms above
the housetops of the village, silhouetted
against the changing crimson of the sky.
The angelus sounds and the peasants in the
fields bow their heads in prayer like the
living reality of Millet’s pastoral. In the
cemetery by the ivied church the shadows
lengthen on the grass, the shadows of sim-
ple crosses of wood or rustic tombstones.
The robin’s note is still; a hawk swoops
above with eldritch cry. There is a mound
of new-turned earth which to-morrow will
cover the remains of some humble laborer.
In the evening they come quietly, devout-
ly, to the church to sing the glories of
“I/ombre s’etend sur la terre,
Vois tes enfants a retour,
A tes pieds, O douce mere,
Consacrer la fin du jour.
0 viergo tutelaire, 0 notre unique espoir,
Entends notre priere, la priere et le chant du
the evening song.
Rough voices, sweet voices, old and young,
sincere, trusting, filled with faith, the faith
that is the life and sustenance of the peas-
The night comes fast. Star-points in-
crease and multiply. The river winds like
a ribbon of silver between the mud walls
of the dikes. The piping of the frogs is a
steady monotone. The wind from the bay
freshens. The tall grass rustles, rustles.
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With the mysterious noises of the’ night.
Lights twinkle from tiny windows; a dog
barks in the distance ; voices sing from afar
some folk-song with a lilting refrain ; sheep-
bells ring' dulcet, from the ^darkling meads;
the mysteiy of the night, its glamour, grows
with the majestic coming of the moon
this is Acadia.
EUSTACE CULLINAN, ’25
I T is almost impossible to read a pane-
gyric of George Washington without a
certain sense of pity for a man who has
been almost completely dehumanized by en-
thusiastic historians. He, who in his let-
ters expressed a wish to be thought of as
“an old and affectionate -friend to my coun-
tryman,” is no longer a man to us. In our
zeal to honor him, we have placed George
Washington on a pedestal so high that the
clouds obscure him to our sight. He is no
longer human but something “coldly cor-
rect,” a personification rather than a per-
son. Even the one intimate anecdote which
history has preserved for our general
knowledge, represents him as the boy who
never told a lie, who was the embodiment
of all the perfections of a model youth. We
have invested him with a character of su-
perlative perfection of which he himself
would strongly disapprove. Lincoln, be-
cause of a certain homeliness of nature
which could never be divorced from his
memory, is still one of us. In the case of
the Father of Our Country, however, we
have indeed killed a man to make a god.
In my mind the most effective way in
which to popularize the ideals of George
Washington would be to accentuate to the
public mind the fact that he was a real
flesh and blood reality. In common with all
of us, he had faults, but these were
dwarfed by the rare magnanimity of his
spirit. Let artists paint him in some other
circumstance than in that coldly convention-
al pose in which he is invariably presented
to the popular imagination. We are accus-
tomed to having him depicted as a peerless
soldier, an energetic and unselfish states-
man, and a great president. Let us too,
have Washington remembered as one who
delighted in the easy informal company of
friends, as the affectionate father, as both
the author of those formal messages to
Congress and the devoted husband who
wrote so humanly and beautifully to “My
devoted wife Patsy.”
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
A Visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace
J. J. CONTWAY
S TRATFORD-on-Avon is the Mecca of
all educated English speaking people.
It is a beautiful town of about ten-
thousand population. Even were it not the
birthplace of the world’s greatest dramatist,
it would still be worth a visit for its pic-
turesqueness of situation, its fine old Eliza-
bethan architecture, its typical old English
inns, the historic and literary interest that
attaches to it, and for the charming river-
vista and the delightful boating on the
To Americans, particularly those from
Boston, Stratford makes a double appeal,
since one of the most picturesque of its old
buildings is Harvard House, so called after
the founder of the famous university. It is
a splendid example of the half-timbered
building of the sixteenth century. It was
built by Thomas Rogers, whose daughter
became the mother of John Harvard.
Still another more modern claim to fame
is the fact that Stratford was selected as
the residence of one of the most popular
of modern authors, Marie Corelli, who, un-
til her death last summer, there lived a very
retiring life in her beautiful mansion and
As we walked through the streets of
Stratford, we felt ourselves on hallowed
ground, for the town is redolent of the
Shakespearean atmosphere. Everywhere
the old-time buildings cany one back in
thought to the days when “Will,” the strol-
ling actor of eighteen, paid court to his
more mature sweetheart, Anne Hathaway,
and when merry parties of almost penniless
actors and poets were held in the local inns.
There is scarcely a building of any age in
the town which is not linked with Shake-
During the walk from the inn, a rather
important discovery was made, that of the
Stratfordian pronounciation of the word
“Avon,” most people pronounce it with a
short “A.” The Stratfordians pronounce the
“A” long as in “make” or “stake.”
We finally 7- arrived at the birthplace of the
“Bard of Avon,” a detached building on
Henley street, formed of two houses com-
municating with each other. Of these
houses, that to the west, which visitors en-
ter first, is the house in which Shakespeare
was born, on April 23, 1564. The house
adjoining was owned by the poet’s father
and used as a storehouse for the agricul-
tural produce in which he traded. It is
now the “Birthplace Museum and Library,”
and contains exhibits of priceless value and
extraordinary interest. Among these is a
letter, sent to Shakespeare by his friend
and fellow townsman, Richard Quiney. This
is the only specimen of the post’s corres-
pondence in existence. There are legal deeds
attesting the purchase, by the poet, of land
and other property in or near the town ; and
documents bearing the marks which attest
the signatures of Shakespeare's grand-
daughter, Elizabeth, Lady Barnard, the last
descendant, who died in 1670. The school-
boy, “creeping like a snail, unwillingly to
school,” is recalled by a desk removed from
the old school and considered to be the one
at which the poet sat as a boy, perhaps in
the front row. A gold signet ring, belong-
ing to him and bearing his initials, was
found by a neighbor in her garden. It is
on view in the large timber-roofed room
which contains the poet’s desk and copies
of the first folio of 1623. There is little
furniture in the old building, but one gets
a vivid impression of domestic life in the
sixteenth century from the appearance of
the rooms and from such relics as are pre-
Brief visits were paid to the Guild Hall
and Grammar shcool, the latter the institu-
tion to which the poet went for his early
education. The Guild Hall is another an-
cient half-timbered structure of consider-
able beauty, built as long ago as 1269 by
Robert Stratford. It was in his building
that Shakespeare got his first ideas of the
drama, for there the strolling players, who
visited the town under royal patronage and
under that of the Earl of Leicester, gave
their first performance, in 1568-69.
The next call was at the Shakespeare
Memorial Theatre, which, like the Wagner
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Theatre at Bayreuth, is intended to be a na-
tional temple of dramatic art. Every year
Shakespeare’s birthday, April 23, is marked
by the opening* in this theatre of a festival
which lasts for several weeks, and is at-
tended by visitors from all over the world.
The final visit was to the Shakespeare
Hotel, in which the rooms are all named
after plays and the furnishings are in keep-
ing with the historic name borne by the
Before leaving Stratford-on-Avin, one
could not but make a resolution to re-read
once more the works of this greatest of the
(Horace: Book I; Ode IJ.*)
Enough of snow and direful hail
Great Jove has showered on the land;
Enough to make the cities quail
With fire and thunder from his hand.
The nations he has terrified,
In fear lest Phyrra’s Age return;
When Proteus his charges hied
To heights, when winds the waves would chum.
The fish were tangled where of yore
The cooing doves had basked in sun;
The frightened deer swam midst the roar,
In glades that waters had o’errun.
The yellow Tiber we have seen,
His waves forced back from Tuscan shores,
Cause royal statues to careen
And dash in Vestas’ temple doors.
Revenge is his for Ilia’s plaint.
His depths are stirred, he bursts his bound,
Sweeps o’er his bank and spurns restraint,
For reasons Jove has thought unsound.
Our youth, thinned by their parent’s wrong,
Of Rome’s long civil strife shall know;
When ’stead of Persian hosts, fought strong
At home and laid their brothers low.
What god can save our sinking state?
How can our Vestal Virgins pure,
With holy hymns turn Vesta’s hate
And cause her to accept their lure?
To whom will Jove assign the task
To expiate our grievous sin?
O, hear us mighty Jove, who ask,
And come to us on white clouds thin.
O come then, smiling Venus, send
Us hope as mirth gleams from thy face.
Or thou O Mars, if you attend
The shattei-ed remnants of thy race.
Who laughed at fear and death of yore,
And at the sight of foes did dance,
Are filled with strife and battle’s gore,
And wars’ too long continuance.
Or thou, sweet Maia’s winged child,
Descend to earth in guise of youth,
To ’venge great Caesar’s name defiled,
And be “Avenger” styled in truth.
Long may you stay with us in Rome.
And may no wind to heavenly climes
Transport you from our earthly home,
Offended at our ghastly crimes.
Here Joy and Triumph are to thee.
Here “Prince” and “Father” you’ll be named:
No Persian host can then go free,
When Caesar is our leader famed.
* lam satis terns nivis atque dirae.
— J. A. RONAN, ’ 26 .
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More than Vengeance
LESTER C. GRADY, ' 27 .
A CONVICT has escaped! He is Hig-
gins sentenced to electrocution for
wilful murder. His escape from prison
means trouble for Judge Curtiss, who had
sentenced him to death for committing the
murder. Undoubtedly, it will be serious
trouble, for the unscrupulous Higgins is de-
termined to kill the man who decrees the
death penalty for him.
The criminal, cheater of justice, seeks
money to purchase a revolver with which he
intends to accomplish his revenge.
The city is still. The horn- is late. The
possibility of getting money by theft is ap-
pealing — too appealing, in fact, for Higgins
is about to pry open the window of a house
situated most conveniently on a dark street.
He has a piece of steel similar to the ex-
pedient jimmy, and with it forces up the
window. As he does so he immediately
draws back, for fumes of gas pour out of
the opening and a low moan is heard from
the interior. Realizing suicide is being at-
tempted, Higgins climbs into the gas-filled
room to prevent the act.
He stumbles over a body lying on the
floor. Reaching down, his hand comes in
contact with a gas hose beside the body. He
hurriedly traces the jet by means of the
hose and turns off the gas. Gripping the
body under the arms, Higgins pulls it over
to the window where the cool air is blow-
ing into the room. It is the body of a man.
Higgins proceeds to administer artificial
respiration to the individual who had want-
ed the courage to combat life’s trials.
“Trying to kill yourself, huh? You must
The motionless man moans.
“Don’t be foolish, man. Don’t try to
kill yourself. You only get into more trou-
ble. Keep up the old guts and fight, fight
all the time! You have to! I came near
getting mine, but I made it my business to
get away with it. Wouldn't I have been
the dope to let them kill me?”
Higgins is working zealously.
“The gas must be pretty near all out of
you by now. You’ll be all right.”
The man’s breathing is returning to a
normal condition and his moaning is becom-
“Good thing I got in here when I did. An-
other second or two and you’d a been a
goner. Guess you’re not glad I spoiled your
little party. I don’t like these kind of par-
ties, though, you see. I’m a guy that be-
lieves we all have a right to live. You
were going against my idea. I couldn’t let
you do that. ’S funny, I fight my head off
to save my own life and then bump into
you fighting like mad to end your life. But
I’ve got the right idea, and you’re all
The man is moving. He has ceased his
“Say, listen, man. I came in here to get
some coin, so I guess you won’t mind me
taking this from your pockets. It’s my
charge for the trouble you caused me and
the service I give you.”
Higgins places the roll of bills he has
taken into his pocket.
“I need the dough to teach a certain guy
a lesson. He tried to get me in the chair.
Said I was guilty of a murder he wasn’t so
sure I committed. . There was a lot of shady
evidence against me, and he thought that
was enough to convict me. There were
others mixed up in it, but I was the guy
they caught. And they wanted to make me
pay for the whole thing. Wanted me to
pay with my life. I fooled them. I got
away. They won’t kill me, but I’ll kill that
judge; and if I don’t. I’ll give him so much
trouble he’ll wish I did kill him!”
Footsteps are heard. Some one is com-
“Sony I gotta leave, old timer, but I'm
not the kind of guy that likes embarcass-
Higgins climbs out of the window and
The door of the room opens and a man
servant enters. He switches on the lights.
Perceiving the odor of gas and the prone
body, he throws up his hands.
“The master has done it! The master has
done it! The scruples he’s had about send-
ing that man to his death have gotten the
best of him. Poor Judge Curtis!”
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
Name of the Ages,
Name of Our Mother above.
Symbol of all that is holy,
Emblem of Beauty and Love.
— A. S.
The Lakes of Notre Dame
Mirrors of heaven, veiled in blue,
A thousand tongues your silence seems.
A thousand thoughts we owe to you,
While strolling on your paths in dreams.
The heavens, in their kingly way,
Confide in you the whole day long.
Why shouldn’t we — the serfs at play,
Whose lives on earth are but a song.
—frank a. mckinley, 27 .
I’ve heard her sing where summer seas
Rush at the shore
In silvery sparkle of dancing flames
Where moonbeams pour.
I’ve heard her sing at early dawn,
On mountain crest;
I’ve heard her sing, she knew it not,
Perhaps ’twas best.
—FRANK O’TOOLE, ’28.
A tiny star set in a heaven of blue
Twinkled and blinked one night;
Shed its pale beams on a world wrapped in
And cast a soft silv’ry light.
The little star laughed with reckless glee —
Laughed like a carefree boy,
At the world at its feet, so still and asleep.
And twinkled and blinked with joy.
But tragedies happen up there above
Just as they do here to men.
The tiny star shone, and in a moment was
Never to twinkle again.
— ROSS DOYLE, ’28.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
Orphan Island. By Rose Macaulay. 319 pp.
New York; Boni & Liveright.
'S ^ V
When an architect plans a new building, he in-
variably constructs a model of it as his first step.
When he has this model before him, he can study
it closely, notice its defects, and find improve-
ments that can be made before he begins work on
the larger structure. He would be a sorry archi-
tect indeed who erected his building first,' and then
began a search for his mistakes. We have often
wondered why nation builders always fell into this
very error; why they allowed their work to spring,
as it were, from the ground in a haphazard way
with no thought to the future, and left it to then-
successors to build the model and point out where-
in they had failed. However, a world of wonder-
ment cannot alter the fact that they have made
a miserable mess of their structures. They are
top-heavy and unstable and the parts do not fit.
They are in constant danger of plunging in ruins
to the ground should a supporting buttress weaken.
And there have always been other craftsmen who
came later, always later, who saw that things
were not as they should be. These people have not
often known how to remedy the wrong but they
have always known that one existed. Tom Moore,
Dean Swift, Samuel Butler, and many others there
have been; and now comes Rose Macaulay with her
likeness of Victorian England and the lights play-
ing on the defects of that period.
Miss Macaulay has placed her miniature Eng-
land far away beneath the glamorous moon of the
South Seas. She has chosen for her setting an isl-
and two hundred miles from its nearest neighbor,
uninhabited, but covered with vegetation, satisfying
to the wants of man. It was near to this island
that a sea-going orphan asylum was wrecked in the
year 1851, leaving stranded on its shores some
forty orphans, one Charlotte Smith, English spin-
stress who was in charge of them, one Jean, a
Scotswoman who was their nurse, a doctor by the
name of O’Malley, who was strongly addicted to
intoxicating beverages, and a handful of sailors
headed by a knave called Thinkwell. Thinkwell
and his sailors, finding justification in the belief
that it was better a few of them should be saved
than that all should perish, took possession of the
two small boats in which they had come to the
island, put out to sea, and left the others to their
The years passed, and' Thinkwell the knave be-
came Thinkwell the respectable merchant. He often
thought of the people whom he had left stranded
in the South Seas and as old age and the fear of
the Lord grew upon him, he penned a document
telling of the dastardly deed of his youth and
praying that an expedition be sent to rescue
them, if, by any chance, they should have sur-
vived. After his death this document came to the
hand of his grandson, a lecturer in Sociology at
Cambridge; a conscientious fellow who saw his
duty to these marooned souls. Taking with him his
two sons and his only daughter, he set sail in the
month of July, 1923, for the South Seas. In the
course of time he came upon the isolated island
and dared to land where his grandfather had left
under such unsatisfactory circumstances more than
seventy years before. Much to his surprise he
found more than a handful of white-bearded Rob-
inson Crusoes longing for one last view of Eng-
land before death snatched them away. He found
a whole colony of people with a rapidly developing
civilization and social customs that were an exact
reproduction of those which existed in the mother
country when Queen Victox-ia reigned. In fact he
found Queen Victoria herself thei-e in the person
of Miss Smith, who still l-uled the island at the
age of ninety-eight and who believed, at least un-
der the influence of native beverages, that she her-
self was that exalted lady.
Miss Macaulay has given her satire a matter-
of-fact tone which is without parallel in the satires
of recent yeai-s. One believes, on l-eading “Orphan
Island,” that all the things related therein could
actually happen. Moreover, she has succeeded in
creating an interest in more than the picture of
Victoi-ian England which she px-esents; interest is
to be found as well in the picture itself, in the
new land, the model, which is her own handiwork.
Its petty intrigues and native customs are absorb-
ing. Woven into the satii-e is the flimsy thread
of a love affair between Charles, son of Thinkwell,
and Flora, the daughter of the Smith prime min-
ister-, which ends by breaking; but not until after
it has kept the reader wondering for several chap-
ters. Altogether, Miss Macaulay has written a
very readable book, a keen satire, and an amusing
Story. — CORBIN PATRICK.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
My Land of Mystery
F AR up the Saguenay river, deep-fort-
ressed by the towering- Capes Eternity
and Trinity, there is a small cove,
which, since first I discovered it, has ever
held a strong fascination for me. The
Saguenay river, a deep and black tributary
of the St. Lawrence, cuts through mighty
rocky bluffs to the north country of the
province of Quebec and Lake St. John. Of
indescribable wildness and strength, the
bulky w T alls of the Saguenay beggar des-
cription; the land is pine-covered, the at-
mosphere is deep-charged with the scent of
balsam and clear mountain air, but the lit-
tle retreat of my discovery is, above all, the
most attractive to me.
Rising to heights which dwarf to small-
ness the immensity of Gibraltar, moulded
of solid rock in a form which only nature
could fashion, Cape Eternity and its sister-
sentinel, Cape Trinity, are worthy guard-
ians of my sheltered inlet. The cove, which
is a few acres in extent, is formed of a flat
stretch of prairie land which slopes down
from the mountains to the shore of the
river. The huge flanking capes and the
dark, misty mountains of the interior form
a horse-shoe, of which my inlet is the cen-
ter. As the steamer swiftly makes its way
into the gulf, blasts its whistle to catch the
booming echoes which reverberate from the
high hills, I have studied the landscape of my
rocky Paradise and wondered who inhabits
the little cabin which guards it. Who tends
the fire which sends the pillar of smoke
slowly spiralling to the heavens like some
Indian signal ; who possesses the courage to
thus brave the forest winters and the lonely
exile of this place? When opportunity pre-
sents, I shall visit this cabin, talk to these
people, sojourn for a season there betw r een
the glorious sentinels of the Saguenay.
The people of the province of Quebec are
pioneers, blazers of difficult trails. This
country of the north is the land of Maria
Chapdelaine, of rugged woodsmen and stur-
dy pioneer mothers. Theirs is the passion
for new places; the lure of the unexplored r
the unconquered. They have gone into the
woods of the world to cut dow r n the forests,
clear the land, make w r ay for the coming'
of civilization — and then have passed on to
newer labors. Ever pushing onward, ever
seeking loneliness and hardship, and virgin
forest and hill, these people are the pioneers
of the earth. From such stock the fathers
of the North American continent have
come; of such rich, restless blood, the veins
of the builders of every nation are filled.
Such are the men and women w r ho are
spending their lives in these rugged hills;
such are the people who inhabit the cabin
m my inlet on the Saguenay. Their fathers
and mothers thus lived and prayed and
labored, and thus will they spend their
lives, for the men and women of Quebec do
I want to return to the Saguenay, to the
sheltered inlet of my fancy. There must be
something which the pine-green hills say
to the deep river below; there must be
some message which the murmuring moun-
tain breezes, sweeping down the capes,
whisper to the white statue of the Virgin
Mary on Cape Trinity; there must be some
secret of life wfliich the silver Saguenay
moon has imparted to the poor French
Canadian dweller in my cabin — and per-
haps these messages may be given to me.
I know that there is repose of soul and
abundance of sweet inspiration, awaiting
me in the wooded Saguenay retreat of my
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
The Religious Bulletin states that students are
not always consistent. They pay out four thousand
dollars for an education and deliberately go to all
extremes to evade knowledge. The same may be
said of the MAIL. It has extended a warm in-
vitation to all the wit and talent on the campus,
and save for a few friends who shall not be for-
gotten, it has been left to pains of originality.
N D S
Hurray for the seven cent fare
It has cured all our illness and care
There’s no use talking
It’s increasing walking
And most of us need lots of air.
N D S
ANOTHER HAIR RAISER
Scallan the Scribbler who appeared in sepia last
•week, invites the school of Engineers over to his
room to get some Glo-Co samples, there being a
few left after Menger took a large order for rub-
.v D s
Menger and his Crusaders are planning a boxing-
show for the first week in March. Menger bought
a locker from Stewart and is holding daily work
outs in the gym. Try to find an account of his
career on the sport page.
— -n D s
We received a few lines via Box 43, this week,
from one of our very good friends in Carroll Hall;
Darby O’Rourke. Keep up the good work. We
also had one from Flimflam, but we are holding
If you think it safe to look before you leap, re-
member that he who hesitates is lost.
The other conductor says that the pictures of
Nurmi look like ex-ray. Seven sense. No more.
WALTER J. HAECKER, A.B.
Butch Haecker requests your prayers for the
repose of the caps and gowns in Walsh hall after
the Washington Birthday exercises. Our sym-
pathy to the senior who heads south with the
shady outfit. He will be conspicuous among robes
of a similar design, but opposite color.
Press dispatches state that Pop Warner claims
the Notre Dame shift to be illegal. That reminds
us of the stoiy of George Washington Adams,
colored of Alabama, arrested by Detective O’Brien
in Chicago for singing, “Ireland Must be Heaven
For My Mother Came Fi-om There.”
HE’S A MAN
The conductors of the Air Mail line take this
occasion to tell the world that the “He-man” num-
ber of the Juggler is one of the most delightful
and entertaining books of college humor given to
the world this year. The double-spread rivals
Anse Miller’s and McElroy’s “Hold That Car’ for
depth of imagination.
N D s
We are living in great expectations of contribu-
tions from the alumni. We have a hunch that
something is forthcoming from Henry Barnhart,
the beloved Bostonian and erstwhile Knight of the
N D S
Ed Collins, brother of Charlie, football hero of
Casper, gave a smoker for the freshman the other
night. After the program burned out, the fresh-
men went home sick. They should have taken les-
sons from Farrell or Weibel.
N D s
Webster defines collegian as an inmate of a
prison. These modem writers are so outspoken.
Are they soft-spoken Darby?
Leander swam the Hellespont
To see his lady friend:
A storm came up, as storms are wont —
It was Leander’s end.
Now Hero was the lady’s name.
Whom poor Lee perished for.
And Hero’s name went down in fame
Though she but stayed on shore.
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
TOM LIEB TO COACH AT NOTRE DAME monogram club on Sunday afternoon, Feb-
AGAIN NEXT YEAR ruaiy 15.
Tom Lieb, line coach of Notre Dame foot-
ball teams and also assistant coach of track
and head coach of hockey announced last
week that he had signed a
new contract with the Uni-
versity for a period of one
year. Lieb’s original con-
tract expired in June.
Since announcing some
time ago that he was free to
accept offers from universi-
ties that were soliciting his
services, speculation has been
rife concerning Lieb’s migra-
tion to Minnesota to take
Spaulding’s job. Then too,
rumor has signed the Irish
coach for service at Wiscon-
Lieb was a star football player during
college days at Notre Dame. He started as
a half back, but took the position of tackle
in 1922. Lieb had his leg broken that year
while playing against Purdue and lost what-
ever chance he held for a place in the All-
Last summer Lieb was named a member
of the United States Olympic track team
and was high point man at the American-
Irish Olympic games in Dublin. In Sep-
tember of 1924, Lieb broke the world’s rec-
ord in the discus throw on Stagg field, Chi-
MONOGRAM INITIATION HELD SUNDAY
Sixteen Notre Dame athletes who were
awarded major letters during the football
season were initiated into the Notre Dame
Rev. Hugh O’Donnell, honorary president,
Knute K. Rockne, director of athletics, and
Elmer Layden, president of the club had
charge of the initiation. The following men
are now entitled to wear the monogram:
Joe Hannon, Chas. Glueckert, Vine. Har-
rington, John McMannon, John McMullin,
John Wallace, Joe Boland, Clem Crowe, Ed.
Scharer, Gene Edwards, Harry O’Boyle,
Thos. Hearndon ; from the basketball team,
Joe Dienhart, and Jim Pearson from
baseball. Student manager Leo Sutliffe and
Cheer-Leader Eddie Luther were awarded
major monograms. Joe Maxwell and Dick
Hanousek of the football team were absent
from the university at the time of the ini-
Plans for the staging of the Monogram
Absurdities of 1925 are now being consider-
ed, according to the announcement by Pres.
Elmer Layden. The opening is set for St.
Patrick’s Day, and Charley Collins and Ed-
ward Hunsinger form a committee in charge
of the program.
NOTRE DAME-ILLINOIS TRACK MEET
After taking eight firsts in a total of ele-
ven events, Notre Dame trailed Illinois 54
to 41 in a dual track meet in the Notre
Dame gymnasium, Saturday night, Feb. 14.
It was the first meet of the season for both
teams and Notre Dame displayed some re-
markable speed and strength against the
crack cinder squad of Harry Gill.
By taking seconds and thirds and scoring
slams in the high jump and broad jump, Il-
linois managed to pile up enough counters
to even the score with Notre Dame for the
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
drubbing handed the basketball team.
One of the features of the meet was the
winning of the quarter mile race by Jimmy
Stack, senior in the college of Arts and Let-
ters. The unexpectedness of the event en-
hanced the victory that was tabulated in
:52 flat. Stack took the lead at the bark
of the starter’s gun and was never headed
Judge of Notre Dame also won the covet-
ed monogram by winning the mile run,
from Makeever, noted conference miler.
Wendland took the two mile race from
Marzula, giving a perfect imitation of the
inimitable Nurmi, pacing the course with
an unworried air and finishing almost as
fresh as when he started.
Harrington won the pole vault with a
leap of 12 feet, 3 inches, failing in his try
for another 3 inches although his body was
easily clear of the bar at the winning
Summary of the events:
Shot put — Millbauei', N. D., first; Kimmell, 111.,
second; Usery, 111., thix-d. Distance: 42 ft. 11 1-4
40 yard dash — Layden, N. D., first; Farrell, 111.,
secoxxd; Kyle, 111., third. Time: 4 3-5 sec.
40 yard high hurdles — Casey, N. D., first; Rehm,
111., second; Werner, 111., third. Time: 5 3-5 sec.
Mile run — Judge, N. D., first; McKeevei’, 111.,
second; Rue, 111., third. Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
440 yard run — Stack, N. D., first; Sittig, III.,
second; Schock, 111., third. Time: 52 (flat.) sec.
Two mile run — Wendland, N. D., first; Miller,
111., second; Marzulo, 111., third. Time: 9 min. 46
880 yard run — Ponzei*, 111., first; Werner, 111.,
second; Masterson, N. D., third. Time: 1 min. 57
Pole vault — Harrington, N. D., first; Seed,
Barnes and Huntsley, all of Illinois, tied for sec-
ond. Harrington’s height: 12 ft. 3 in. The rest
tied for second at 12 feet.
High jump — Mieslohn, 111.. Flint, 111., Wright,
111., tied for first. Height: 5 ft. 10 3-4 in.
Broad jump — Wallace, 111., first; Sweeney, 111.,
second; Mieslohn, 111., third. Distance: 22 ft.
4 3-4 in.
One mile relay — Won by Notice Dame. Team
comprising: McDonald, Coughlin, Stack and Bari-.
Illinois team: Mehock, Yates, Sittig, Schock. Time:
9 min. 31 7-10 sec.
Final score: Illinois 54, Notre Dame 41.
HOCKEY TEAM PLAYS IN MINNE-
Notre Dame’s hockey team lost two games
and tied one while making an extended tour
of the Copper Country last week. The Irish
stickmen tied with St. Thomas in two over-
time periods, 2 to 2, and lost the next two
games to Minnesota, 2 to 0 and 2 to 1. All
the games were played in Minneapolis at
the indoor ice arena.
Against St. Thomas, Capt. McSorley
scored both goals and with Hicok starred in
all three games. Hicok scored one goal
against Minnesota in the last game on the
A match with Wisconsin was called off
for lack of ice as was a match with M.A.C.
Two matches at the local rinks with Min-
nesota scheduled for Feb. 23 and 24, will
not take place due to the unfavorable wea-
NOTRE DAME-NAVY BOXING MEET
Notre Dame’s boxing team was defeated
by the United States Naval academy in an
intersectional collegiate meet at Annapolis,
Saturday night, Feb. 14.
Dick McClure was the only member of
the Blue and Gold team to get a decision,
McClure winning his fight with Ragsdale
in the welter weight division. Notre Dame
drew two fights on draws, but lost in both
on the extra round while much wrangling
was being heard concerning the work of the
The Naval academy team was not hesi-
tant after the event in making it known
that the Irish ring team was the toughest
opposition ever scheduled for the gobs.
Notre Dame offered a furious fight in every
bout, and the fact that the judges in nearly
every instance were forced to give, deci-
sions in favor of the Navy team speaks well
for the fighting mettle of our future ad-
mirals. Notre Dame fights Ames at Notre
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
NOTRE DAME-AMES BOUTS SATURDAY
Preparations to entertain the student
body and local tight fandom with some of
the best intercollegiate boxing yet to be wit-
nessed in this city, were begun Wednesday
night at the gymnasium. Charley Springer,
coach and captain of the Irish glove team,
directed the workouts.
The bouts with Ames here tonight, will
bring Notre Dame and the visitors together
in all the weights. Joe Maxwell, varsity
football center, will make his first local ap-
pearance with the boxing team, in the meet
Maxwell fought in the heavyweight divi-
sion at Annapolis last Saturday, and with
Pat Canny experienced a narrow escape
from drowning in a freak automobile acci-
dent. Maxwell represents the heavy, rugged
type of fighter, that packs a killing punch
and moves about the ring with lightning
speed. The Philadelphian alternated the
center job with Adam Walsh last fall, and
is also a basketball player of some credit.
Springer will fight in the light heavy-
weight class, and is one of the fastest
punchers for his weight in the school. At
Annapolis he forced the fight to his oppo-
nent in the opening rounds, but the middie
bore in for points near the close.
Pat Canny will trade punches with the
Ames boys in the middleweight class. Canny
is widely known on the campus as a boxer
and has had much experience to qualify him
to meet the best competition that can be
found in colleges.
Pete Lim, the flash from China, another
popular boxer at Notre Dame, will don the
gloves to defend his place in the welter-
weight class. Lim has fought several ex-
hibition fights during the past year, and is
a great entertainer with his clever hand-
work and footwork. He delivers his blows
with lightning rapidity and handles himself
in the ring with a smack of command.
Goslin, a newcomer in the Irish boxing
ranks this year, will fight in the lightweight
division. Jack Spillane, who whipped Don-
nelly, amateur featherweight champion of
Cleveland in the last exhibition fight at the
university, made a fine showing at the Navy
meet and there is every indication that
Jack’s fight will be one of the best bouts,
of the evening.
Jefferies will fight in the flyweight class
and Harvey will answer the gong for the-
bantamweight division. Guy Lorenger,.
Benny DiPausquale, Charley Donnelly and.
Dick McClure, members of the team that
fought the Navy, null be unable to compete.-
against Ames because they are freshmen
at the university. These four men will go
to Gary Thursday morning to enter the?
Gary boxing tournament, the finals of which,
will be fought on Saturday night.
Special arrangements are being, consider-
ed to handle one of the biggest fight crowds,
that has ever appeared at Notre Dame. The
boxing meet is the only event carded for the
week-end, while basketball, swimming and
track teams are competing on foreign fields.
Fight fans who have flocked to Notre Dame
for the past few years to witness the ex-
hibition bouts have claimed that the colleg-
ians give more in three rounds than many
professionals give in many more.
The exhibition fights staged this year
have found the Irish glove pushers setting
a terrific pace from the start and hammer-
ing through three two-minute rounds with-
out a let-up. The fight card with Ames
mil be the first local appearance in the ring;
this year of Maxwell, heavyweight, Spring-
er, lightheavy and Canny, middleweight.
Bob Peck, of Culver, all-American center
at Pittsburgh, will be one of the judges.
Special ringside seats will be set up and the
doors mil be open at 7 :45 o’clock. A fee
of SI will be asked at the door. Students,
presenting athletic coupon books will be ad-
WABASH-NOTRE DAME BASKETBALL
Faced by the best team in the state of
Indiana, and fighting to strengthen a de-
fense against the deadly shooting of the
visiting forwards, Notre Dame’s basketbalL
quintet was defeated 37 to 28 by the Wa-
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC
bash College five, Saturday afternoon, Feb-
Wabash in mid-season form a little more
than a week before, struck out on the road
to the Indiana state basketball title and
ever since, with a decisiveness that cannot
* be approached, it has mowed down the best
competition in the state.
Pete Vaughan paraded his wonder team
at the local Y. M. C. A. last Saturday, -with
such sterling timber to display as Robinson,
forward, Chadwick, center, and Burdette,
guard. Chadwick, a man well over six feet,
was well guarded by Louis Conroy, thus
checking his destructive work. But to put
the damper on one Scarlet eager, meant
that another one was loose, and to make for
Chadwick’s confinement, Robinson tossed six
field goals and one foul throw for a total
of 13 points.
The Keoganites gave an occasional flash
of their real game, but it was not to last
and the opposition that was fast overcom-
ing them was too much to reckon with.
Wabash held the lead at half time, 17 to 9.
The start of the second half saw Notre
Dame gathering speed, but its rally was
short lived as Wabash changed its offense
and cut through the Irish line for scores.
Ray Dahman, going in near the finish of
the game for Notre Dame, scored three
Lineup and Summary:
Notre Dame (28).
Kizer, rg. '
G FG FT PF TP
_6 4 1 0 13
_3 4 2 1 8
.3 3 2 0 8
.1 2 2 0 4
.0 1.1 0 1
G FG FT PF TP
.0 0 0 2 0
.0 0 0 0 0
.2 0 0 2 4
.3 0 0 2 6
.0 3 2 1 2
.3 0 0 1 2
Referee — Nohr, LaCross Normal. Umpir<
The following is the schedule arranged
for the Engineers’ Basketball League, as
announced by the President of the League,
Clarence Kaiser :
Feb. 8 — E. M. vs. Ch. E.
Feb. 11— E. M. vs. E. E.
Feb. 15— C. E. vs. Ch. E.
Feb. 18 — M. E. vs. E. E.
Feb. 22— M. E. vs. C. E.
Feb. 25 — E. E. vs. Ch. E.
Mar. 1 — E. M. vs. C. E.
Mar. 8 — C. E. vs. E. E.
Mar. 15 — E. M. vs. E. E.
Mar. 18 — M. E. vs. Ch. E.
In an Engineers’ Basketball League game
on Thursday night the Electrical’s defeated
the Miner’s, 27-6. The fast Electrical quin-
tet got away to an early lead and were
never headed, their smooth-working- team
work having the Miner’s baffled. Gomez
was high point man while MacDonald star-
red at forward for the winners and Os-
borne brought the crowd to its feet several
times with sensational shots. Parnell and
Bradley scintillated for the losers.
Sheridan (Capt.) rf.
Parnell, (Capt.), If.
The Scholastic notes with pleasure the
reading of the Juggler at the A. I. E. E.
meeting, and the above athletic schedule, as
evidence of a sincere attempt by Dan O’Neill
and his Engineers to belie campus opinion.
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if I could work out a formula
which would permit me to pick at
a glance the college man who had
it in him to make good, then I
could rapidly build up an unusu-
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sales force. But although I have
discussed this subject with any
number of sales managers in dif-
ferent lines of business, none of
them seem to have worked out
any definite rule to follow.
So we all seem to come to one
conclusion, namely, that the col-
lege graduate has no particular
corner on intelligence. On the
other hand, it does work out that
the college man who comes to you
at twenty-one or twenty-two and
stays through the first five or six
years generally has that some-
thing which enables him at some-
where around twenty-eight or
thirty to assert himself and take
a higher place than the average
man of the same age without the
advantage of college training.
The college man who comes to
the sales department at twenty-
two is generally not in position to
take hold and make himself as
useful around the department as
the man who came at, say, eight-
een, and spent four years in the
department while the other chap
put in four years in college. The
young man who comes to the de-
partment at around eighteen is
able, after four years of work, to
fit in reasonably well in his par-
ticular job and do that job in
good shape, else he would be
The college man comes in at
twenty-two, after having put in
four years in school, and when he
comes to work on his first Mon-
day morning, there is no place,
speaking figuratively, where he
can hang up his hat. It is almost
certain to be a great puzzle to
him when he first comes to his
THE NOTRE DAME SCHOLASTIC 511
job, to find out why he is not do-
ing something- worthwhile. He
tr-ies to work out a way in which
k be can use the course in which he
graduated. But he finds no op-
portunity to do this. He looks
around and sees other men of his
age busily pounding typewriters
and acting- as assistants and cor-
respondents. He sees men a few
t years older working- as junior
salesmen with regular territories.
I know one college man who
was very disturbed because he
had been brought into a big or-
ganization and did not seem able
to take hold any place. Week
► after week, he found himself
plodding o\ r er masses of statistics
which he and a number of other
men were working up into re-
ports. He could see no real chance
for progress doing what appeared
to be mere routine clerical work,
’ so he began going to night school
and studied short-hand and type-
writing. In three months he had
made himself a capable stenog-
He went to the salesmanager
with the information that he was
' ready to take a stenographer’s
job, that he wanted to be the
stenographer and secretary for
Mr. Blank because he felt that
Blank was an exceptionally good
man and that working for him
would be a quick and short cut to
a sales department education.
The sales manager nearly jump-
ed out of his chair when con-
fronted with that form of initia-
tive. He put the man at the job
requested. In three months, the
value of this man’s college train-
ing- was demonstrated, in that he
could put into better English the
thoughts which Mr. Blank wanted
to convey to customers. It was a
great combination of man of ex-
perience in the business plus a
man with a splendid English edu-
cation. In a very few months the
advantage of this combination be-
came apparent. The type of let-
ter which went out each day re-
sulted in much more business.
Plainly, here was a young man
with unusual powers of expres-
sion plus the advantage of splend-
id training. He was getting a
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quick and thorough knowledge of the
This experience started the sales
manager on a quest for more men
of the same type. He found two
more college men who seemed to
rank up well. He induced them to
take up shorthand and typewriting.
In a few months he had them
working in his sales department as
assistants to correspondents. He took
his first prize man out of the sales
department and made him assistant
to the advertising manager. By the
time that young man is twenty-six
or twenty-eight, he will, no doubt, be
well qualified to be a thoroughly
good young advertising manager. He
is dispensing with time very thor-
oughly through his ability to slide up
close to somebody who knows the
business and not only learn the busi-
ness but also make himself useful
This article, of much interest to
college graduates s will be continued
in the next issue of the SCHO-
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