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Page Two VILLANOVAW THE VILLANOVAN FubUakmd WmUy By Th* Studmut of ViUanova ColUi» Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor • Sporta Editor College Editor Business Manager Exchange Editor Columnist Feature Editor Circluation Managers Charlks J. Antonacciu, '33 John J. Micklos, '33 GUULO J. DOLAN, '33 Raymond J. Uartkr, '34 Joseph T. Houseman, '33 Rudolph J. Lehnau, '33 Joseph J. Conlan, *33 Wiuliam J. D'Elm, '33 Frank L. Caliulo, 33 Johw a. Dicbnnaro, '33 Associate Editors Laurence DeI-rances. '33 Joseph A. Hahn, Jr. '33 Assistants to College Stuff RoRERT A. Geist, '34 Charles P. Gocci, 34 Edmond p. Reilev, '35 George C. Malhame, '35 William Dowlinc, '35 Assistants to Sports Staff James E. Nugent, '35 EbMONo C. Malhame, '35 Assistants to Business Staff Thomas J- Donahue, '35 Whlfred A. Theriault, '35 Assistants to Circulation Staff Joseph U. Cornely, '35 Harold J. Keating, '35 William J. Gouch, '35 James W. Tobin, '35 Richard G. Zudrell. '35 Faculty Abyiroi—B»v. Wuxum A. Kviny, 0. S. A. This paper is dedicated to one of the finest men who ever entered yUlanova; scholar, athlete, gentlenuitr- LlO GOODBKAU SUBbCRlPllUIM—12.00 per yees Entered as second-class matter at yiUanova PoUoffiea, Dtcembtr 27. 1928 ~ TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1932 NEVER before in the history of the VILLA- NOVAN has an incoming staff suffered as depressing a feel- THEY WERE ing of inferiority GOOD MEN as does the present group. Although as usual its hopes run high, the loss of the departing staff is keenly felt, for in that editorial board there was to be found one of the finest literary groups this, or any other college's publication, could ever hope for. In Al Wagner we found not only a man who could organize a group into the highly effi- cient staff, but also a man who could organ- ize campus thought and feeling by the well- oirectea editorials which so consistently gained their intended objectives. Though honest and fearless, his courtesy commanded tne respect even of those individuals or groups that were .editorially attacked when believed to act in such manner as to impede tne progress of the school. Similarly, Dan Buckley, as Sports Editor, worked consci- entiously to bring about advances and im- provements in the Sports department. It can be said that never did he make a state- ment which had not just cause for its utter- ance. If he praised, the results and the means by which they were secured were praiseworthy. If he condemned, it was only after a most careful consideration of all fac- tors involved. Without, however, secure financial backing could the paper have pros- pered no matter how lofty its editorial ideals and works. To Bill White the present staff doffs its hat for the secure foundation he built which allowed much for the expansion in size and makeup of the paper during the past year. In times like these the task was Herculean but the results have shown that he was more than equal to the task. For the benefit of those unable to attend the many athletic contests, Sol Herman, as Fea- ture Sports Editor, wrote stories of the games which always appeased the sports- hungry minds of those who were unable to attend the games in person. His pleasing style more than often offset the displeasures involved when students did not find the op- portunity of getting to games. \V V .;. * • • "THE VILLANOVAN is a studertt paper: ^ for the students, by the students, and of the students." In this man- A STAUNCH ner did the departing POLICY editor-in-chief outline his editorial policy one year ago today. Did he follow this staunch and democratic policy? We, the new staff, who have labored side by side with him, gone through ordeals together, and withstood the withering onslaughts of criticism can well say that he did. "For the students", in that all questions of serious import to the student body were judiciously considered and where often the Student Council failed the VILLANOVAN editors succeeded. Under the supervision of the energetic Al Wagner this publication se- cured, to mention but a few of the many benefits, a variety of meals for the students, sweaters jfor the Junior Varsity and 150- lb football elevens, a more active Student Coun- cil, and one gymnasium improved. "By the students", in that the VILLANOVAN was published by the students alone. The de- parting editor-in-chief is to be commended on the fine staff that he molded and the 100';;> improvement in the make-up. And thirdly, "of the students", in that all campu.s news of interest to the students was printed. Again, do we congratulate the editors who are leaving us on the attainment of their goal and may their futures be as successful as those of the recent year. COLLEGIATE NEWSREEL By RUDOLPH J. LEHNAU Now that Spring has begun to gambol over the shimmering land- scape, we read In the Loyola Uni- versity that several new stars for Hollywood are beginning to twinkle on the collegiate Armament. JUST BEING,,HELPPyL According to Dr. Wayland P. Vaughn, ol C. L. A., beautiful woman in a Just world should be stupid, but experiment compels us to admit that beauty and brains tend to go together. "Qeautlful but dumb" Is Just another misnomer of the modern generation. Well, we are not going to commit ourselves until the learned Dr. Vaughn tells us what he used for samples and his criterion of Judg- ment. ., ' ' NEW INNOVATIONS The Board of Trustees of St. Ffancis College, Loretto, Pa., is go- ing to Und out if athletics are es- sential to a collegiate education. i>eginning with the college year iys^-iy'63 next September, ail inter- collegiate athletics will be suspend- ta at at. i^ancis. ihe athletic staff members have been nocitled chat their services will not be required for one year. This years baseball schedule will be played as usual but the 1932 foot- ball schedule has been cancelled. SERVICE We read in the Hobart Herald that another student publication is in trouble, this time with the au- thorities. 'Ihe publication in ques- tion printed an advertisement for a New York speakeasy. The speak- easy had on tne reverse side of its menu the time-table for the trains running from the college town to the big city. THE WEAKER SEX A professor at the University of California who made statements concerning the men students' hab- its of wearing dirty- corduroy pants to class as being "filthy" and "germ carriers met some opposition irom ine opposite sex. ihey saia that they liked cordu- roy pants and were especially fond 01 those that had pictures on them. Now, we know why Houseman is so partial to those beautlul pmkish cordiu-oys. He has that moonish, baa baa look. KID MORPHEUS WINS Up at the University of Rochester the laculty decided that it was bet- ter lor students to sleep in their own beds rather than the class ix)om and therefore abolished the eight o'clock class. THE HONORABLE MR. WONG.— Once again the talents of Edward G. Robinson flash across the silver screen of make-believe in a thrill- ing presentation of character por- trayal. Adopting the garb of an oriental, Mr. Robinson depicts for the public the "Hatchet Man" in the Honorable Mr. Wong ". The vivid- ness of his character acting is al- most unbelievable in it's reality. At the Stanley. IMPATIENT MAIDEN.—This film is based on Donald Henderson Clarke's novel "The Impatient Vir- gin" and tells the story of an im- petuous and daring young girl and ner anairs. Lew Ayres does his best, but the weakness of the plot seems to lend insincerity to his acting.—At the Earle. AUAS THE DOCTOR.—With Rich- Hiu i>ai tneimess and Marian Marsh la the leading roles, this picture gives a nne portrayal of a surgeon's lae. 1 he mite actor, as a doctor uhaer an. assumed name, displays a line bit of acting that lends to the picture all the glamor of a surgeon's work. As the disgraced medical studeht h^ returns to carry on his dead brother's wor^t and becoines the foremost surgeon in the country. In the end, however, he gives up all for the love of farm life and the girl back home.—At the Karlton, ONE HOUR WITH YOU.—This is a rather amusing photoplay the plot oi Which hinges about an aflair be- tween a husoand and his wife's best friend. Several difficult situ- ations arise, the solutions of which are asKed of the audience. This is a novelty in itself. Maurice Chevalier is the star of the production. He is well support- ed by beautiful Jeannette MacDon- aid, seauctlve Genevieve Tobin, and comical Charles Ruggles. This picture continues for another week. —At the Boyd. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH By JOSEPH J. CONLAN Before embark- ing upon the hectic and storm- tossed career of a columnist. I would like to pause for a moment and pay due tribute to my passing pre- decessor. With scintillating wit and pleasant pen he entertained his readers and as the tenure of the previous staff drew near the end of It's reign, even his arch-rival Dan Buckley had to admit that "Horizontal Mus- ings " was a worth-while section of the VILLANOVAN. And so the writer finds himself in the unenvied position of replac- ing a famous .character. To fill the shoes of the boy from "Pokey" is by no means an easy task, since his pedal extremities are spondaic in their make-up and had lost all sense of delicacy years ago. Tuesday, April 5, 1932 Editor Borates Lack Of "School Spirit^^ In Modern Colleges Fostering of Keen Interest Development In College Activities Is Aim Golfers Start Season With Win Over Boston College "THE PRESTONIAN" GOOD COUNSEL COLLEGE WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. The Beta Gamma debaters are goinp to engage Harvard's cohorts in mortal conflict this evening and in order to insure the equal dis- tribution of over-ripe fruit, the powers that be decided to divide the teams and have one Villanovan and two Jawns forensicate with or against (as you prefer) two Felines and one Cambridgian. The moot question which then arose was the choice of the forunate or unfortun- ate (as you prefer) individual who would become an fidherent of Dr. Elliot for the evening. Martin L. Gill, Jr., was chosen beause he spoke with a Broad Street inter- pretation of the Harvard version of an Oxford accent. Take your bow, Mr. Dill—er, we mean GilL DANCERS IN THE DARK.—The principal actors in this cinema are Jack Oakie, Miriam Hopkins, Eu- gene Pallette and William Collier, Jr. Jack Oakie's acting is superb and his whimsical humor together with the loveliness and cultured acting of Miriam Hopkins make the picture another first run feature. Eugene PaUette's ability as a come- dian is well shown and it is often that he causes laughs in the audi- once.—At the Stanton. SOME MORE DEPRESSION In last week's issue of The Fog- horn, omcial publication of the University of San Francisco, we tound some news that might be of interest, especially to Juniors. They are holding their Junior Prom on April 16, and the price of the bid is $3.00, which also includes a spec- ial midnight supper. Also, to fur- ther reduce the cost for the night "no corsages " will be the order. To emphasize this, it has been printed on every bid. TOURING AND DETOURING Marquette University has a Cen- tral Bureau of Information and Statistics which can answer almost any conceivable question. French and German students at Harvard have special dining tables at which no English may be spoken. The menus are in either French or German and the waitresses speak only those languages. A course In baseball for Women is taught at Columbia University. Students at Case Tech, who steal electric light bulbs, break windows, and otherwise behave in a anti- social manner will be turned over to a psycho-analyst for examina- tion. Brigham Young University has opened all of its classes to the un- employed free of charge. However, no credit will be given toward a de- gree. The topic of a debate between the Universities of Oregon and Oregon State is to be: 'What's wrong with the faculty"? Members of the Junior class at Texas Christian University have taken up selling apples on the cam- pus in order to partially make up for the deficit in the Junior class budget. As collateral for tuition a student at Milwaukee State Teachers' Col- lege traded his saxophone to the loan bureau there. Among other things In the loan department there are: wrist watches, diamond rings a fur neckpiece, a guitar and a violin. In a survey recently taken at the University of Paris, it was revealed that 90% of the student body does not believe in God. 'r HIS column, known as 'The * Stoolpidgeon ", is hereby dedicat- ed to those who supply it with inter- esting sidelights on their private lives. The Stoolplgeon hereby gives warning that no one will be spared in his daring expose of notorious characters on the campus. Beware! Ihe Stoolpidgeon is In on every •bull" session; he knows ha, ha, ha. The reason why Al Wagner rode the Student Council so much is that they wouldn't make him president. It is rumored that Dan Buckley has reserved sleeping quarters with one of the day-hops in New Roch- elle College. Pleasant dreams, Dan. Somebody hit Joe "Weaselberry" Dicta with a cue in the pool room last week. He made apologies say- that he thought "Weaselberry" was the eight ball. "Weasel " isn't the eight ball—that has a white spot on it. Billle White says that he is going to make a lot of money on the baseball team. Into whose pocket is it going, Bill? Sol, Herman is starting a new racket for chJflellnc the boys. It is known as the gut business. Frank McNally was seen in a very dignified, spreadeagle poise, on the floor of the Hotel Towers dm- ing the B-L-I brawl. What kind was it Mac? The photography industry, too, had a boom Friday night. For every order of pictures that Joe Barsin got, he would get a date with Pearl, the young lady who was soliciting orders. Tongh luck. Joe. she's using yon as a stepping stone. Thoman is a punk engineer. He placed the amplification apparatus on a ',^-inch pipe that broke, en- dangering the lives of the Thespians Friday night. Does Francis Dart know about the broken window in Room 209 in the and F building? Gigolos Joe and Ray Harter and Charlie Goggi found the going lough and had to resort to blind dates. Huh. did they get stung! "Vulture" Qttlnn. We often won. dered how he got that name. He eats more than any man on the campus, including Mil McGraw. Woe to yr who langh, for your turn may come next! TWO IMMORTALS IN DISGUISE Wuckie— "You know, Woe, after years and years of deep and pro- found thought and reflection, I have finally classified man into various categories." Wiets— "Oh me, oh my, oh moth- er. It's loose again." Wucklie— "I thought that would make you lay aside that scandalous •Jove-Ann Villa' and at least look awake." Wiets^'I do not choose to get a hair-cut." Wucklie— 'Yes, my man, there are men who expect women to call them up, men who shiver with fear that women will call them up, and men who get sore if women call them up." Wiets — "Have you deliberately and with malice aforethought omit- ted Warren of the Fedigan Browns?" Wucklie — "No, no, and nay. Mother Nature did that some dec- ades ago." OVERHEARD IN CHAPEL DUR- ING THE CHOIR RECITAL Donahue— "That boy singing third base is one sweet harmonizer." Mrs. Hickeys Pride and Joy— 'Well, de kid chasin' 'em in center- field ain't no dusty either." THIS question of spirit—party, public, or national, is figuring very prominently in many of our discussions of late. There is one type of spirit, however, that is more pertinent to us because of our position as college students—-School spirit". That is a term with which a few of us are not well acquainted. It is certain that each and every one of us uses the term frequently enough, but, honestly speaking, how many of us ap- ply It practically? Not many—in fact the majority of college students today are wont to matriculate for their whole four years' course perfectly indifferent to such a thing as "school spirit." Perhaps the blame may be laid at the doorstep of ignorance as to its meaning. Just what do we mean by "school spirit?" It should mean a heart-felt inteiest in our school, and a desire to help in all that per- tains to its better development; it should entail a closed welding of student with stu- dent, and students with faculty. But it does not. It has degenerated from the great motivating force of the schools of the past to but a mere semblance of its former power. Today, all that "school spirit" conjures up in the mind is a football stadium filled with a group of students dressed in turtle-neck sweaters and performing their task of cheer- ing to a strangulation pitch with remarkable success, together with a crowd of thousands frantically waving emblazoned school ban- ners at every new move of the game in progress. Our common sense tells us there must be something more than this to school spirit to have had it survive for so long a time. And there is. There is a certain sat- isfaction of achievement to be gained in an intellectual accomphshment ; a right sense of pride in the result of work well done. Be- sides this, there is the development of social and moral ideals to be considered. But of course, those results are only to be gained upon the fulfillment of one condition—that we enter into the true meaning of "school spirit." The best way to do this is to join societies and clubs. Enthusiastically support class and school projects. Develop your talents, in general, do everything possible to further the cause of your college. Here is your op- portunity girls, to face facts truthfully. Let us not be indifferent any longer to that great clarion call our college is sounding for "school spirit." -.••.. FOND FAREWELLS SOL HERMAN OF A LiteraryReview ny JOHN R. J. DURKIN "To Albert Wagner: Youse was a great guy, Al. I'm going to miss you. It breaks my heart to think that now I'll have to pay to go to a show. "To Joseph Dietz; Thank good- ness that all things have to end. Our association was mutually re- pugnant. What a great day it will be when you pack your roommates things in your bag and go back to that place where they make cough drops and New Year's day comes along about the middle of January. "To Daniel Buckley: Ah, dear Daniel, this is a sad day. Yea ver- ily, to think of severing our rela- tions brings water to my nose. But what do you say to starting a news- paper in some out-of-the-way place like Poughkeepsle? I know some bloke there who could do a great job keeping our place clean. In his last year at colHtch, he got dirt out of the most surprising places. "To the New Staff: Gee, fellas, I know that you are starting under an awful handicap, but after all Antonaccio and "Shake Me" Dolan mean well, so let them have their own way for a while. But as soon as they start raving about putting a comic section In the paper and writing about the abuses around here, you'll know they have gone daffy. Just have them shot so long, "Your Peeture Tlme-KlUer, SOL BEERMAN " TWISTED TYPINGS Baby Born to Doctor James Mc- Donald. Child arrives while wife is In Florida. FOR SALE: Cows—finely bred— Holstein or Guernsey—will supply hay for the winter. COLD CURE: Insert a few drops of Menthol into the nose and then rub on chest. T "K "City of the Dead Living" is the 1 caption by which some label our modern cities so weighted with poverty and indi- '• gence. But Gilbert K. Chesterton in his ' "Resurrection of Rome", places Rome in the ^ category of a "City of the Living Dead." He points out that even in this supposedly an- cient city the marble masks of the statues are so real that they seem to speak, and the dead are so alive that they seem to walk. In his creative reproduction of what he saw in his sojourn in Rome, Chesterton seems to reach the fruition of his genius Master of paradox that he always is he at- tains new heights as an imaginative artist. He reconstructs the Rome of the Pagan Iconoclasts, the Rome of the Caesars and paints in living water colors the much alive Rome of the Pontiffs. On a background of bloody red persecu- tions and shattered fragments of heresies he pamts an institution nineteen hundred years old and centers his brush on a "sturdy figure in a cape, with a square face and spectacles having a Divine mission-the Supreme Pontiff, Pius XI." The present Pope and his predecessors are described as being not merely residents of the Vatican in the present Vatican City but as being the very -sence of Rome and the entire Christiaj; hJr^ T""!^. essentially evolves itself into a brilliant defense of the Catholic Church and lsti„.T7 '^"T'''' '^^ "^^*"« «^ «" inter, esttog tale on travel. The thing that the ordinary American tourist would see merely as inanimate medieval objects that had been fn . f "tunes are resurrected and in- stilled with new life as a result of Chester- ton 8 genius and artistry. His creative curi- osity has the savor of both poet and essay- I V PASSING IN REVIEW .By JERRY DOLAN: The publica- tion of this issue marlcs the begin- ning of a new era in the his- tory of the VIL- LANOVAN. The old staff, which has done such good work in the past has depart- ed. They have, as it were, thrown the torch to us and it is our duty to hold it high and to try our best to give you a bigger and better paper. My predecessor, Dan jouckley, 1 as held th^ reins of the sports depart- ment for the past two years, within which time he naS learneu many valuable lessons from the best teacher of them all, experience. He ha,s set a precedent which we, the present sports staff, will try to maintain. VILL VAN TRACK SPORTS GOLF TENNIS BASEBALL APRIL 5, 1932 Page Three Varsity Nine Opens With Penn Today Game, Carded for Saturday, to Be Played ' Today The Wildcat baseball nine should have gone into action for the first time last Saturday afternoon against the University of Pennsyl- vaiiia at Franklin Field, but the v.eainerman decided otherwise. If the iray had taken place it is rather iiaid to say just how the Felines v\0Uia have tared. Due to the in- ciement weather which has been our lot for the past few weeks, practice periods for the squad have been rather spasmodic and the boys really haven't had a chance to round up into shape. On the other hand the Penn team has been practicing indoors since the first of February which is quite a decided advantage. The Quakers also had a practice game with their "Yannigans" the other day in which the Varsity came through with a shut out victory. However, it is more or less futile for us to theorize since most things which work out on paper fail to do so in practice. A game is scheduled for next Sat- urday with Lehigh which is to be played on Lehigh's field. We are hoping that by that time Lady Spring shall have gotten some of that which rightfully belongs to her and that with her blue skies and warm beams of golden sunlight she will drive the North Wind back to his caves so that spring sports can get under way. Somebody asked us a question the other day, which we couldn't answer—and it wasn't in class either. The person wanted to know what the Walte Hoyt diet was. It seems that our star Wildcat moundsman, Ed Kobilis,. has been keeping said diet with very satis factory results. It is said that "Smoky" has reduced his bulk from 220 pounds or there abouts to ap- proximately 198 pounds. Whatever the rules of the diet are they must be pretty good. !' li Some of you remember Johnny Gillespie, who was a star football and baseball player here a few years ago. Johnny at the present time, holds the position of football coach at the Catholic High School In Philadelphia. However, football coaching does not take up all of his time and it was reported the other day that he had signed up with the Bridgeport baseball team in the Eastern League. He left the other day for Winston-Salem, N. C, where the team holds its spring practice sessions. Gillespie was first string catcher, and a good one too, when he played with the Blue and White. Unless we miss our guess l^e will make good his opportunity to play in the leagues. Since baseball has been our one topic of discussion thus far it would not be amiss for us to say a few words or make a few remarks concerning the new inter-fraternity baseball league. In former years there has always been an inter- dorm league, but this year that league has been discontinued. Due to the lack of interest manifested in the inter hall league, it has been decided to arrange ball games be- tween the various fraternities among whom competition Is very keen. Judging from the spirit and enthusiasm which was exhibited In the mter-frat basketball games, the baseball games should brhig about the same reaction. Several of the frats have scores to settle with each other as a result of the basketball league and now they will have an opportunity to settle them—*11 of which should go to make the games enjoyable and Interesting to both those engaged in playing the game and to those in the role of specta- tors. In another part of this paper you will find the annuoncement of the first games; when and where they are to be played. The Wildcat varsity baseball nine will open its season this afternoon against the University of Penn- sylvania at PranKlln Field. The game was scheduled to be played lasl Saturday but it was postponed due to wet grounds. No definite announcement has be:n made as to what the battery for the Blue and White will be. The other positions will probably be held down the following men. "Lefty" Reitz will most likely be at first bas3; Joe Ceszlck at sec- ond; Bill Cavanaugh at short; and Captain Gazella at the hot corner. The outer garden will most likely be patroled by Shortall at right, Hurlburt at center, and "Huck" Finn left field. A practice game was play-d last Sunday afternoon with the Nor- ristown Pros. The varsity appeared to be in pretty fair shape consider- ing the minimum amount of prac- tice which they have had on ac- count of w;ather conditions. On Saturday the Felines will meet the University of Lehigh nine which, incidentally started its sea- son with a defeat by Vermont, on L' high's field. Track Team Practices For Relays Runners Desert Boards for Cinderpaths Once More Football Squad Will Exhibit New Rules i Officials Will Witness Exhi- bition of New Foot- baU Rules Gezzer Heads Varsity Club A meeting was held last Friday afternoon of all the varsity letter- men. The purpose of this convoca- tion was to organize a varsity club. The first step toward this organ- ization was made by the election of officers. Marty Gszzer was elec- ted president of the club and "Whlty" Ceszlck was chosen as vice president. With the arrival of the warm weather Harry Coates' track men have desertsa the Tward track and ar? now accustoming themselves to the cinder parth In preparation for thfe coming meets. The Varsity squad has been tak- ing things at a slow pace as their first outdoor appearanc3 in the Penn Relays is a month away. In the Red and Blue carnival the Varsity is entered in the College Relay event and in the Medley Sprint Championsliip. With such capable fliers as Duffy, Baker and Pcnstermacher to rely upon Coach Coates has every reason to exp>ect th? current Blue and White array to make the best showing of any Wildcat team of recent years. Having concluded their indoor season w.th a smashing victory ov:r the Hill school squad, the Freshman team is set and ready for their opening outdoor contest wi'.h West Catholic High. Following this event the Kittens will also turn their activities toward the Penn Relays. Th3 college Fresh- men relay championship event is the only one in which the Prosh will participate. If the PYosh team of Womer, Kramer, La Franchise and Eliot display tha speed that carried them to numerous indoor victories it is certain that they will oome through in fine style. Following the Penn Relays the relay teams will be broken up, as all attention then be centered upon the dual meets. As yet the Var- sity and Fresh Dual schedules have not been given out, though their release is expected soon. Boston College Bows To Cats In Opening Match At Marble Hall Club TO CONFER IN GYM Within the next three weeks, Villanova will be in the spotlight of the entire country by aiding ma- terially in interpreting the new football rules. Harry Stuhldreher, grid mentor, has divided up the 65 football candidates into four teams. These elevens will play each other in elimination contests, during the next two weeks. On Saturday, April 23rd, the winner and the weakest club will combine to meet a combination of the other two, in a regulation game to be played at 2:30. Four officials from Philadelphia will handle the fray, while leading Eastern coaches and officials look on to see how the new rules work out. Immediately following the con- test, they will gather in the new Gym to discuss points which came up in the game, and will endeavor to standardize their interpretation. In this way, the officials and play- ers will familiarize themselves with the changes, so that there will be a minimum of difficulty and dis- putes next fall. Inter-Frat Baseball According to an announce- ment by Father Kenny there will be organized this year a new Inter-frat baseball league. The first games will be played Sunday morning at 10 a. m. The Arts will play the Busi- nessmen at the Stadium and the PreMeds and Engineers will tangle on the Freshman Field behind Mendel. Linksmen Show Good Form In InitialCootest of Season SWARTHMORE NEXT Recreation Rooms Now Open The bowling alleys and billiard tables in the new gym were open- ed to the students last Saturday morning. Henceforth the recreation rooms will be open on weekdays from 2 p. m. until 11 p. m. and on Sunday from 1 p. m. until 11 p. m. High scorers on the alleys over the weekend were Jack Kelleher with a score of 203 and Jerry Mc- Ateer with 189 points. Tennismen Prepare For Coming Season If Jupe Pluvius decides to take a vacation, the tennis courts should be in shape for the net team to be out practicing the latter part of this week. However, until our courts are opened, Captain Sol Berman and his mates will be keeping in shape by playing on a cement court in town. The initial match will be play- ed on April 16, a week from Sat- urday with Drexel on our grounds, and since the lads from in town usually put out a erood club, the Wildcat netmen intend to be fully prepared. Following the Drexel meet, Penn will be encountered the following Wednesday at River Field. On pa- per, the Red and Blue are slated to have the strongest sextette in the East, but the Blue and White racket wielders ars anxious to get a crack at them. Within two weeks, the Freshman and Junior Varsity clubs will start formal practice so as to be in shape for their large schedule. Both teams are coached by Berman. The golf team took the lid off the 1932 campaign last Friday by chalking up an impressive win over the Bee See linksmen by the score of 4 to 2. The match was played at the Marble Hall course. Despite the fact that the team had only engaged in a few prac- tice drills prior to the match with the Eagles, they appeared to be very formidable and presented quite an imposing and well-bal- anced squad. In the first match, Kelly of Villanova, defeated Moore of B. C. 3 and 1. Kelly received marvelous distance on his iron shots and ap- peared to be in great form. Cornelly nosed out Scully, 2 and 1. His match was very close, and fur- nished many thrills for the spec- tators. , , Capt. Baker lost to Nugent, 2 and 1, in a match greatly similar to the preceding one, between Corn- elly and Scully. In the other matches. Bums lost to Barry, by 1 up, O'Ntelll of VUla- nova beat Troy, 4 and 3, and Quin- lan defeated Bartram 4 and 2. Considering the fact that the Marble Hall links will not open for the 1932 season until April 1, and the general conditions unaer which the match was played, the scoring was first class, and the high hopes of the team appear to me more than justified that they will make a good showing in the other con- tests that remain to be played on their schedule. Chesterfield Radio Program MON S THUR. TUES. & FRI. WED & SAT BOSWEII AlEX RUTH SiSTEus Gray ETTING lO^aOp.m.E.ST 10i30p.m.E ST. lOp.m.EST. SHIlKRErS OKCHESTRA vvary night but Sunday NOIMAN BROKENSHIRE. Announcer COLUMBIA NETWORK Ine^^iimni ® 1932. LicGSTT & Myers Tobacco Co.
Tuesday, April 5, 1932 Introducing VILLAIf OYAN Paie Four Harold DriscoU Senior CUum President Today we have the pleasure of dlficusslrig the life of a student with whom every one Is quite familiar. He is Harold Drlscoll, a Commerce and Finance student and better known about these parts as "Ding." Mr. Drlscoll halls from Lawrence, Mass., and was a May Day present to his parents In the year of 1908. He clalihs Lawrence as the site of his birth and takes great pleasure In boasting of its 100,000 popula- tion. At the age of live he entered the public schools, and try as he may "Ding" can't remember doing anything of Importance until he graduated from grammar school. At one time Harry was counselor at a boys' camp in the White Mountains, striving to manage a group of youngsters. While there, because of his ability to shout, he was called "dingaling" which in due time changed to 'Ding," bnd ever since then he has forgotten his first name. He entered St. James High school at Haverhill, Mass., and here first ; achieved fame as an athlete. "Ding" • played end j^nd during the baseball season made a good target for pitchers. After a short time he Joined , the Lawrence Boys' club basket ball team and in no time became one of the outstanding athletes ol the Boys' club. His career in sports " varied and he participated in foot- ball, baseball, basketball, track and hockey. Drlscoll first took part in ath- letics in 1920 when he played with various amateur teams of Lawr- ence. He played football with the Waverleys of North Andover, the Bufialoes and the Shamrocks of Lawrence. "Ding" once captained the Lawrence Y. M. C. A. basket ball, track team and the Sham- rock baseball nine. He has a large collection of every article written about himself during his career al- though he never saved one. Way back in 1928 Harold proudly strode up the picturesque paths of Villanova, dragging two heavy grips to the school of his future alma mater. Here he received a boister- ous welcome by the vigilance com- mittee, and soon became familiar with his new surroimdlngs. When deciding to attend college "Ding" turned down a large number of offers, 22 to be exact, and due to his close friendship with head coach Harry Stuhldreher selected Villanova. Harry never manicures his nails, he claims he never has time and is glad to say that he doesn't bite them or chew on grass when getting excited. He is a good loser and can take defeat as well as any man even though he is a college student. "Ding" doesn't care about his dress any more, usually wears a dark suit, but he still manages to keep has hair well parted. Drlscoll Joined the Frosh football team, but due to an unfortunate accident on the field, only played in two games. On Oct. 23, 1928, "Ding had his leg broken In three places, thereby ending his football career. He walked on crutches until the earlier part of May when he was able to do without them. This in- Jury brought a climax to all of "Ding's" activities for the year, and he devoted all of his time to his studies. In his Sophomore year he went out for football again, but his in jury prevented him from playing Somehow or other he managed to make the Bee See trip and then retired from football. "Ding" as- sumed the responsibilities of chair- man of the vigilance committee, and what a chair- man he made, 5 feet 11, big, sturdy and solid as a bull from head to toe (ask any of the present Jun- iors). He was unani- mously elected to serve on the student council, and appoint- ed chairman of the Sophomore Cotillion. Harold has one weakness, he can't resist debutantes. He has made the acquaintance of a large number of debs, and at one time was offered a room at Mt. St. Joe's, but his accomplice, that ever popu- lar lover and Don Juan, Joe Barsin, prevented him from accepting. Ding" and Joe attained quite a reputation at Rosemont attending almost all the social affairs around these parts. During DriscoU's junior year he was again elected to the student council and president of his class He was appomted trainer down at the stadium and had charge of the lootball, baseball and track teams. He learned the art of scouting and became 6ne of Harry's chief scouts. He almost made the stadium his home, but found it much more comfortable in his room. In 1930 "Ding " was elected to the presidency of the senior class, and 10 serve on the student council. He again assumed his duties as trainer, but dropped this job when Harry appointed him head coach of the first Junior Varsity team ever to be instituted in Villanova. "Ding" went at his work with heart and soul and the results of his endless efiorts were seen in the wonderim achievements of the U.':am, Al- though starting with a handicap he developed a squad capable of beating any team in its class. "Ding" wishes to take this oppor- tunity to congratulate the men on the wonderful work they did dur- ing the season, they are deserving of all the credit due them. A short time ago Drlscoll suc- ceeded Jim Garrity as president of the student council. He served on the Inter-frat ball committee and devoted much of his time to its success. "Ding" doesn't frequent the Oasis, but most any time you can find him resting comfortably in the Ardmore theatre. He is a lover of fine arts. Don't be surprised if you should ever find him in the local museums. He prefers a single room, and thinks Austin Hall is the best hall on the campus. He is a sound sleeper and can always be seen up bright and early ready for class. "Ding" is a good speaker and never finds it necessary to hold his hands in his pockets to keep calm when talking. He can prepare a good talk and usually does when necessary. Harry has not decided on his future as yet, although he has re- ceived offers to coach, but is re- ferring them to the future. He is even contemplating the study of law. Well, "Ding," beUeve it or not the fellows think that you are a great guy, and whatever field you may choose, remember that you have the good and well wishes of your fellow school mates. ParodiesAnd Dance Open Gymnasium Hahnemann Prof Delivers Lecture Viilanovaiis" and Symphony Orchestra Furnish Mus- ic for Evening FKAWK REMY CHAIRMAN Last Friday evening one of the greatest events In the history of Villanova College took place. The long awaited and needed Gym- nasium and Auditorium was com- pleted in every detail and was lormally opened in a gala enter- lainment and dance. The affair was deemed an excellent social success and supplied a most enjoy- able evening for all concerned. The program started at 8:15 P. M. by a rendition of the "Evening Star by the Villanova Symphony Orchestra under the direction ot Raymond barratta. The orchestra continued to play throughout the evening during the intermissions between the playlets, given by the Belle Masque Players. The Thespians offered a produc- tion, imder the direction of Prof. Joseph T. Jonas, wjiich was quite new and novel on the campus, this being the first time that anything of this type had ever been attempt- ed. The production was entitled, "Shakespeare Goes Modem." It was composed of five sketches, namely. Skylark or the Merchant of Ven-is-it, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Julius Caesar. These were filled with good, clean humor, were well portrayed by all the participants, and met with great approval from those witness- ing them. They seemed to fit in with the general spirit of jolliflca- tion and enjoyment which prevailed throughout the evening. The So- ciety IS to be congratulated for its clever and entertaining work. The production was followed by a most colorful dance, which was a perfect ending for such a brilliant affair. The music was supplied by the Villanovans, who without doubt, surpassed any of their former achievements. The dance was an Inter-Fraternity affair, the Com- mittee being headed by Frank Hemy, who was assisted by the presidents of all the Fraternities, the Class Presidents and a repre- sentative from each class. The Dance ended bringing to a close an affair that will long be remembered in the annals of Vll- lanova's Memories. Says Love and BiiHiness Es- sential for Success of All Physicians WARNS JOY SEEKERS are arutng. xne uniy "i^n jfiLucly niedlclneM8.„JLlMiB»- v5h'o partlcuIariy~ffttSfir for that injured Students Return to College Cler^ Mourn Priest's Death Former Villanova Preisident Celebrated Sixtieth An- niversary Feb. 29 (continued from page one) pneumonia. Father McShane's long career in- cluded the founding of a college, the building of a church, school and rectory, and service as rector in four parishes. He was bom In Tyrone, Ireland. In 1845. and was inducted into the Order of St. Augustine January 8, 1869. He was then sent to this coun- try to study at Villanova, and was ordained into the priesthood Febru- ary 2 1872. After teaching at Villanova for four years, he was appointed rector In charge of a parish at Schaghti- coke, N. Y.. and later in Carthage. N. Y. In the Interval between the two rectorships he was vice presi- dent at Villanova for several years. His next appointment was to Our Mother of Consolation Church, Chestnut Hill, where he served twelve years. The presidency of Villanova came next, but because of poor health he was forced to re- linquish the position after Ie.ss than a year. After another period at the Car- thage parish, Father McShane was appointed to St. Nicholas parish, Atlantic City, where he remained twenty years, erecting the present church, school and rectory there. In 1918 he was called on to found the Augustinian College for stud- ents of the order at Washington, where he remained for ten years, until his retirement. Present In the sanctuary were forty priests and eighty scholastics from the Augiistlnlan Monastery of St Thomas of Villanova and St Mary's Hall, comprising the entire AMUanova community, and In addi- tion to these thei-e were also present the Right Rev. Monsignors Fenton J. Pltapatrlck. Joseph A. Mc- Cullough. H. T. Drumgoole, D. D., Bernard A. McKenna, 8. T. D.. of Washington, D. C. and Peter J. Petri, of Atlantic City, N. J.; the Very Revs Daniel A. Herron. O. 8. A., Francis E. Tourscher, O. 8. A., Engelbert Eberhard, O. 8. A.. Pro- vincial of the German Province, and W. D. Noon, O. P.; the following visiting Augustlnians: PhUlp L. Colgan, W. H. Cotter, of Lawrence, Mass.; Michael Sullivan, of Me- chanlcvllle, N. Y.; George F. Loomis, of Staten Island; Philip Holland and Blaise Zeiser, of the Bronx; William Donovan, of Lawr- ence, Mass.; John P. Whalen, Leo J. Reichart. Frederick Ryan, Charles F. Hart, Walter F. Gough, Thom- as J. Blessington, James J. Hasson, James McDonald, of Lyons, Mass; Emlle H. Mission, of Hoosick, N. Y.; Joseph Heney, E. J. Murtaugh, w'. J. Deacy, C. J. Baker, Francis P. Quinn, of Greenwich, N. Y.; John A. Whelan, Thomas Roland, Will- iam Egan, of Lansingburg, N. Y.; P. J. Dundon, J. R. Brennan, John J. Regnery, W. F. Sheedy, Charles Branton. of Andover. Mass., and Alfred H. Valiquette, of Carthage, N. Y., and the Revs. Joseph A Dougherty, William A. Wachter, John J. McMenamin, PYancls P. Regnery, James J. Graham, Eugene A Kelly. Charles B. McGlnley. William L. Hayward, William A ODonnell, John P. Graham, Ed- ward M. Graham, James A. Boland Gregory Moran, of Atlantic City, N J.; Thomas W. McGuire. John H Healy. Edward F. O'Malley, John A McGlnnis. Thomas Anderson, S M.. of Washington; Edward Sell- man, C. M., P. J. McAllister, C. S Sp., John P. Downing, C. M., James A. Graham, D. D., James A. Hughes, John J. Caffrey and Bert- rand Johannsen, O. P A number of Sisters of St. Joseph, Slst«rs, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sisters of Mercy. Sisters of Charity and Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament also attend- ed the Mass. Ardmore Theatre WEBK or APRIL 4th ~~ TODAY JOE E. BROWN In *Tireman, Save My Child" WED. and THITM.. Aprtl 6th * 7th "MEIV IN HER LIFE" With L018 MORAN and CHARLES BICKFORD Robert Rosen, junior business student, and John A. Coleman, senior engineering student, who were injured in an automobile ac- cident which cost the lives of Jos- eph Schneider and Morris Shapiro »ast Wednesday morning, returned to the college last Sunday. Both students had been home since the accident recuperating' from their injuries. Coleman still wearing bandages, out his condition is improving rapidly. The four youths in the accident were on their way here, Rosen and Coleman intending to resume class- es in the morning. They had left Jersey City shortly after midnight and at about 1:30 Wednesday morning they crashed into a truck loaded with chickens on the Lin- coln Highway near MorrlsvlUe, Pa. The car overturned several times before coming to a stop 25 feet off the road and 200 feet from the scene of the accident. Passing autoists picked up the victims. Schneider had been kill- ed instantly and Shapiro, owner and driver of the car, died fifteen minutes after being admitted into St. Francis' Hospital in TrentorL Rosen and Coleman, suffering from lacerations, slMx;k, and bruises were taken to the Mercer Hospital in Trenton for treatment, but were discharged after medical aid had Deen rendered. They suffered most- ly from cuts by the flying glass from the shattered windshield of the truck. Ervin Franklin, of SelbyviUe, Del., driver of the truck tol- the police that he saw the car coming and i-urned to avoid crashing into it, but was unable to prevent the ac- cident. "Love and happiness In a man's profession are essential to the suc- cess of a physician," so stated Dr. Joseph V. P. Clay, Executive Sec- retary of the Hahnemann Medical School and professor of Otology, when he delivered an interesting lecture at the weekly pre-med sem- inar meeting held last Thursday. Dr. Clay was accompanied by the Dean of the Hahnemann Medical School, who also addressed the ga- thering. "Many men In deciding on a car- eer are unable to make up their minds, a career being at times the result of environment. When a man's desire to make a success of his business or profession is pure- ly material, he Is confronted with many diflBculties." Thus the Doctor continued to explain the medical profession as a work of love by comparing it to an old abbey stand- ing high above the sea at Mount Saint Michael. He described its wonderful structure and its mag«- nificence, all of which implied a work of love. "It is a grave error to carry on work which does not have attrac- tions," he said. "The priests here are making a sacrifice for your suc- cess, they are preparing you for higher education. It is your duty to acquire knowledge, not just to pass examinations, to develop concentra- tion, an essential to concentration is seculsion. "To the young men who are pur- suing medicine It Is absolutely nec- essary to possess good health, and to enjoy good health for day and night duties. You must have a bal- anced mind, and your morals must be of the highest." He described the advantages and disadvantages of a medical career. He discussed the doctor as a re- search worker and a family phy- sician, and explained his duties, in- cluding his financial returns. One of the most outstanding advantages of a medical career is the fact that you have something whlct cannot be taken away. Careful consideration should be given In the choice of a medical college. If a student Intends to teach or engage In research work after he has completed his medical studies, he must seek a school which prepares men for those duties. The choice of a local school Is always the proper move to make. When entering medical school. It is best to arrange your financial matters before, so that you will not have to worry about it during the scholastic year. The doctor concluded his lecture with a discussion on the heart and marriage, and avlsed the students to forget their pleasures until their studies were completed. Dean Discusses Study of Medicine ThQ Dean of the Hahnemann Medical School selected as the topic of his talk the study of medi- cine and explained a number of Interesting points which are of the greatest benefit to the prospective physician. "I think that It is vital to think of the disadvantages of studying medicine when one considers pur- suing such a career. No one can make a success of medicine unless he dedicates his life to that par- ticular field. It Is necessary to devote at least twenty years of study to achieve success, a fact which has been proven many years. It has been learned that the life of a physician consists of 19.2 years of practice and 20 years of study." The dean spoke of the future of the medical profession, and dis- cussed the many difficulties which are arising. "The Orily "tngn to *" are one thing. Unless you are perfectly willing to lead such a life, It is best to stay out of the medical pro- fession, there being so many other fields to follow." The doctor concluded his lecture by paying a compliment to Rev Ruellan P. Fink, O. 8. A., for the wonderful manner In which he conducts the course in organic chemistry. Radio Favorites Sign to Appear At Belle Air Ball (continued from page one) DEBATE CAPTAIN CHOSEN At a recent meeting of the Beta Gamma debating team Josei>h J. Conlan, a junior in the School of Ait« and Philosophy, was unan- imously elected captain of debate for the season of 1933. Paramount Diner I Bryn Mawr TRY OUR DINNER, 4.S0 to 8.a0 p. M. 55c Open 24 Hovn a Day FRIDAY. APRIL 19th THOMAS MEIOHAN and CHARLOTTE GREENWOOD in "CHEATERS AT PLAY" RATirRDAY. APRIL IMh "NICE WOMEN" with SIDNEY rOX SHOWING EVERY TUESDAY The moat popular clothes on the campus Uilored bj Coleby Tailoring Inc. Made-to-Measure Suits and Topcoats $24* 75 ON DISPLAY IN FOYER OF PIE SHOPPE Store at 57th A MARKET STS. Open till 8.45 P. M. HOWIE GARRITY Campus RepresentatiTe 110 Fedigan Hall thrilled by Its accomplishments. Mr. Finn and the rest of the Belle Air Ball Committee feel that they are Indeed most fortunate to be able to sign such an inspired group of musicians to play for the first senior ball to be held In two years. It will be noted also that this Is the first of the class of social functions to be h61d In the new gymnasium. Elaborate Decorations The problem of decorations for the dance has been cleverly solved by the committee. Chairman Finn went over the entire gymnasium Sunday afternoon with one of the best interior decorators In Phila- delphia and is Indeed delighted with the plans, fhe Important matter of acoustics was also settled during the tour. Mr. Finn wishes that the final plans for the decora tions be kept secret until the night of the dance when he promises thai "every eye present will be opened to one of the most splendid and soul- satisfying scenes ever to be wit- nessed at a Villanova dance," to use the Chairman's own words. The contracts for the favor-pro- grams and invitations have been awarded to a reputable Philadel- phia concern. It would be bad policy to make known J)is^..what these Items are to consist of, but everyone "In the know" vows that not a soul at the dance will be disappointed in any of them. The bids for the Belle Air Ball will be on sale within the next few days. They are In the process of being engraved at the present mo- ment and are expected to be ready for distribution by the end of the present week. "The Belle Air Ball," says the chairman, "will be one that will long be remembered In the amials of the college. Any one who can afford It should not miss this op- portunity of participating in one ol the greatest social functions ever to be held at Villanova." Large Group Out For Frosh Golf A meeting of all Frosh golf can- didates was held last Saturday and 10 men men turned out. More will be learned about these players af- ter they have engaged in a few practice rounds. Manager Ritchie has games pend-' Ing with the following teams: Hun Sciiool, Germantown H. S., Over- Lrook H. S., F and M Academy, Georgetown Prep, C. U. Frosh. if-- COLODONATO TAILOR SHOPPE CLEANER and DYER Repairing and Alterations a Specialty Suits made to your measure $20.00 and up Agents, FAULK, CONWAY and GARRITY NOTICE AH Crew Members, Supervis- ors, Team Captains and Student subscription salespeople who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity for free scholar- ships, made possible through the courtesy of the Leading Maga- zine Publisher's again this year, are requested to apply to the national organizer, M. Anthony Steele, Jr., Box 244, San Juan, Porto Rico, stating qualifications fully— (Adv.). Need a Haircut? SLITZ and GET THE BEST Villanova Barber Shop Keep a Regular TELEPHONE Date with Home upposE you "dropped In** on Mother and Dad tonight . . • just walked right in with a hearty "Hello, folks!" Wouldn't they be sur- prised and thrilled? Wouldn't it be fun? Then get to a telephone this evening and give your home number to the Operator. (It will be "Hello, folks," in a few seconds.) Tell them the latest campus news . . . (ind out what the family is doing. Next to being there in person, with home is best. a "voice visit" Try it once ... if you've never tried it before. You'll soon have the habit of calling home each week for a regular Telephone Date. FOR THE LOWEST COST AND GREATEST EASE Set your "date" for after 8.30 P. M.. and take ad> vantaKc of the low Ni^Ht Rnres. (A dollar call it 60c at nitfht; a 50c call is )5c.l By miikiMK a date the folks will be at home.Thua you can make a Station to Station call rather than a more expensive Person to Person call. Just give the openitor your home telephone num- ber. If you like, charges can be reversed. No. 8 Students! Support Needed Get Your Bids Now ( For The Belle Air Ball j Friday Night 1 VILL VAN [students! You Want Phones? Absc lately Last Chance If Misuse Of Phones Does Not Stop Soon Vol. 4, No. 22 VILLANOVA, PA., TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 19.32 Price: Ten Cents Campus Awaits Senior Ball Friday Night Beta Gamma Team Meets Three Foes Harvard, Manhattan and New Rochelle Encoun- tered During Week MANHATTAN DEFEATED Durtng the past week the Beta Gamma debaters engag-d in en- counters with Harvard University, Manhattan College, and New Ro- chelle College, and em:;rged w^th fitlll another victory to their credit The debate with Harvard, which was held last Tuesday evening in the auditorium of the Ccmmsrce and Finance Building upon the question, "Resolved: That Congress build up our Navy to treaty strength," was by far the most inter- esting debate of the season. Those who constituted the af- firmative and winning team were Daniel S. J. Buckley (Villanova), Seymour Weiner (Harvard), and Joseph J. Conlan (Villanova). The negative team was composed of Malcolm Hoffman (Harvard), Mar- tin L. Gill Jr., (Villanova), and Seymour M. Peyser (Harvard). Joseph Houseman of the Beta Gamma presided as chairman. The decision was rendered by the audience after the arguments of the debaters had been presented. The count was 56 votes for the af- firmative, 27 for the negative, and 6 for a tie; The debate with Manhattan Col- lege was held last Friday evening in the auditorium of St. Barbara's School at 54th and Lebanon Streets in Philadelphia. The subject for this controversy was the proposi- tion, "Resolved: That the nations of the world adopt a policy of free trade." The Villanova team, which de- fended the affirmative side of the question, was composed of Ray- mond J. Harter, Paetrus Banmiller, and Joseph Houseman. Tne Man- hattan team consisted of James B. Stavracos. John J. Sheehan, and Ambrose P. O'Nell. John J. Mlcklos was chairman for the evening. The result of the debate showed a victory for the Beta Gamma team by the score of 2 to 1. The Judges, who by the way encountered no little difficulty in attaining this decision, were Rev. L. N. Wolfe, Vincent P. McDsvltt, and Joseph V. Somers. Father Wolfe is pastor of St. Barbara's Church, and Mr. McDevltt and Mr. Somers are both attorneys at law. Last night Joseph Conlan, Daniel Buckley, and Martin Gill exchang- ed verbal barrages with the girls from New Rochelle College. Due to the fact that the debate was held after the VILLANOVAN had gone to press It was impossible to make public the decision of the judges. The question for the debate was a much mooted one. It was, "Re- solved: That the United States maintain her present policy towards Soviet Russia." The Villa- nova team upheld the affirmative side of the proposition. rilli SOUTHS FIISESr WHICH will. AITh:AR AT BELLE AIR BALL First Formal Senior Ball In Two Years Requires Students' Full Support Artistically Decorated Gymnasium to Form Brilliant Setting for the Year's First Class Function Featuring the Ever Popular Prom Artists, the Weede-Meyer Orchestra BIDS ON SALE TO ALL BY COMMITTEEMEN " ' I i"i" Junior Medal For Oratory To Be Given Contest to Decide Winner Will Be Held During Junior Week CONTESTANTS CHOSEN B.L.I. Club Set On June Dance Ballroom of Granada Hotel In Brooklyn To Be Scene Of Function CHAIRMEN ARE CHOSEN Again the Brooklyn-Long Island Club steps out before the foot- lights of the Collegiate social world, and presents its annual spring sport dance on June 10th in Brooklyn. Though less than a year old, the B. L. I. Club will have ad- ded to Its list of achelvements for the past year more social functions than any other organization on the campus. The St. George Hotel was the scene of the club's first formal dances folowlng in the main ball- room of the Towers Hotel, and now, as another achievement, the Gran- ada Hotel in Brooklyn will be the setting for the latest affair to be held by this club. The B. Li I. Club will continue Its tradition and present another nov- el type of favor at the dance. The chairmen of the various committees will be the officers of the B. L. I. Club, viz., President Joseph A. Barsin. Vice-president Stephen L. Duhamel, Secretary Frank X. McDermott, Treasurer. James J. McOulnn. Mr. Barsin says, "An affair of this kind Is boimd to go over big. We have had such wonderful sup- port In all our other affairs that we have no doubt In our minds as to the success of this affair. After school closes the boys would app- reciate a chance to get together again before entering their summer occupations, and our aim In this dance is chiefly to give everyone a "good time." On Thursday night of Junior Week, the contest to determine the winner of the Gold Medal for Oratory, will be held. This year's contest will be held In the audit- orium of the Commerce ana Fin- ance Building, with six contestants participating. Only Junior students in the School of Arts and Philosophy are eligible lor this medal, which will b3 given this year for the fourth time. The participants must have an average of 90 per cent or over, for the four orations made by all men in the Arts Department dur- ing their Junior year. So far, five ol the men for this year have al- ready been picked, and the sixth will be chosen within the next we:k. Tiie first medal was given lour years ago by Father Grelis, Prof- essor of Latin In the Arts school. The first contest was held in With- erspoon Hall, In Philadelphia, and was opn to all public speaking classes. The medal at this time was won by a Junior, and ever since has been limited to third year men taking oratory. The second medal was awarded to the junior showing the greatest Improvement during the year. Last year the award was gwen to the man selected as the best speaker by the class. This year at the formal contest to b:> held during Junior Week the winner will be picked by three im- i;artial judges. It is hoped that the student body will take a keen in- Lerest in the contest, which prom- ises to be the finest yet held. Garrity Reinstated hy Board of Discipline James Garrity, who was recent- ly temporarily suspended from all of his activities at the college for reasons which were not disclosed, has been reinstated as the result of a petition which was sent to the board of directors by a number of students from the School of Commerce and Finance. It was announced by the Board that Mr. Garrity had been fully reinstated and all penalties Im- posed upon him were withdrawn because of his outstanding work for the past three and one half years at Villanova. This an- nouncement will, no doubt, be of great interest to those organiza- tions which keenly felt the loss of his leadership during the few weeks when he was absent. His main position was that of chair- man of the Student Council. Rule Violators Given Warning Taking Shoii Cuts and Ball Playing on Campus Forbidden Two important announcements were made yesterday by the Rev. Ruellan P. Fink, O. S. A., vice- president of Villanova, which di- rectly are of prime important to all students. They concern the abuse of privileges. Quoting Fr. Fink, "We wish to warn the students that unless they stop using the lawns for short cuts to a particular destination and for the playing of golf, baseball, and other sports, they will be severely punished. We have am- ple accommodations for all of these activities, and there Is no reason why the students should continue to disfigure the beautiful appearance of the campus. Anyone who has real pride in the appearance of his Al- ma Mater would not do these things. The students are especially ruining the grass in the direction of the post office. This must and will be stopped." Stealing Of Phone Causes Ultimatum To Be Issued Rev. Ruellan P. Fink, O. S A, vice-president, and the officials of the Bell Telephone Co. have issued an ultimatum to the students of Villanova. The misuse of the tele- phones in all the dormitories has so exasperated the authorities and the telephone company that both are willing to remove all telephones. The students are being warned and if this abuse does not stop soon all phone service will be discontinued. In Austin Hall, especially, was the most flitgrant a'jusc committed There, after the Installation of a new booth, the coin box was stolen and since then no trace of it could be found. It is most probable that this dormitory will not have a tele- phone In the future, for the tele- phone comtmny ha^ issued an Ulti- matum to Its Inmates which Is worded as follows: "If the stolen coin box is not returned by Wed- nesday, April 13, the presen„ booth will be removed " The comptany is determined and has promlsea to carry out its threat. In regard to this abuse Pr. Pink said: "I am right behind the tele- phone company In its ultimatum and if the culprits are apprehended I will punish them by expulsion. Matters in regard to the telephones have come to a head and this il- legal practice must stop. If the students desire telephones. It Is up to them to use the phones In the right manner. Anyone who would place slugs and pennies in the coin box is indeed contemptible and I will spare no mercy in my punish- ment." Fedigan Hall is another dormi- tory which has been given a warn- ing. Every week innumerable pen- nies and slugs are found in its coin boxes so that the phone of- ficials will be compelled to remove the phone booths from its halls. They have stated that the companv is losing money there and it would be more to their benefit if the booths su^ taken away. The rector of Austin Hajl, Rev. John 8. OXeary, Q. s A. last Wednes- day evening at 7:45 called a mass meeting of all those rooming In this dormitory. The meeting was held In the auditorium of the Com- merce and Finance Building. In his address Pr. O'Leary appealed to them that, as men who had been under his Jurisdiction for years, they should return the stolen coin box Immediately. He told them how Necessary a phone was and how ev- eryone would be to a dLsUnct dis- advantage If It was removed. Junior Class Disagrees On Blue Blazers Further Dissension Arises as Farewell Dance Is Made Open Affair CLASS UNITY DESIRED Heated arguments and general dio&ieiistlon marxed the meeting of the Junior Class last Wednesday. Robert Rosen, class president, made it known that the combina- tion price of the Prom and Blue Blazer Ball would be $10.00 and at- tendance automatically makes each Junior a patron. General admission iickets will be sold for $7.50. Howard Richmond, chairman of the dance, explained the many dif- ficulties overcome by the committee in their endeavor to Insure the suc- cess of the Prom. Obtaining "Ozzle" Nelson, with a ten man orchestra was in itself a considerable task entailing much worry. The favors are promised to lie not only unique but attractive and useful. Decora- tions for the Gym are now being considered and although expensive the expenditure will assure not only a beautiful ballroom but also a hall well designed acousticaJly. Class Blazers followed in the dis- cussion as Mr. Rosen exhibited a sample design of the pwcket in- signia. Pointing out the fact that at an earlier meeting: It was decided to have the school seal on the pocket, many objected to the use of the design offered. A heated, gen- eral uproar arose with the result that it was finally settled, seem- ingly, to have the seal as an In- signia at an added cost of ninety cents. Fresh difficulties arose as many claimed that those who had already contracted for the Blazer at $8.00 could not be forced to pay the additional sum. Peace was fin- ally restored when the matter was placed In the hands of the proper committee. Announcement was made of the plans for the Farewell Dance which Immediately resulted In the flaring up of more friction. Many of the Juniors felt that at least one dance during Junior Week should be closed to Juniors and Seniors alone. These students protested the hold- ing of the Farewell Dance as an open affair as was suggested with a view toward the improvement of the Junior Class Treasury. An op- en dance was finally settled upon. Finn Makes Statement in Regard to Support and Cooperation Desired James B. Finn, Chair- man of the Belle Air Ball Com- mittee, Is quoted In the f ollowln g Stat e m e n t "Due to the prevalence of opinion that the Belle Air James B. Finn, Jr. Ball is open only to Seniors I wish to emphatic- ally state that every student in the college is cordially Invited to at- tend. "At this time I also desire to ask, in behalf of the committee, for the whole hearted cooperation of the Senior Class. "At a Senior class meeting two months ago the members of the class expressed their desire for a Senior Ball, and pledged, to a man, their full support. The members of the committee and myself have been working against great odds in the produc- tion of this dance. The fact that there has not been a Senior Prom in two years is an example of one of our handicaps. "We have endeavored, and suc- ceeded, i 1 keeping the expenses of this function at a minimum level, and if the support of the entire class is given, every item will be efficiently accounted for by the financial revenue secured." Orchestra Has Novel Ar- rangement of Villanova's College Songs Debaters Ready For Two Rivals Playlet Broadcast By Belle Masque Last Wednesday evening the Belle Masque Players presented "The Letters," a one-act playlet ar- ranged for broadcasting by Prof. Joseph T. Jonas, over station WHAT in Philadelphia. The sketch is plentifully supplied with ludicrous and farcical amuse- ment. The lot is woven principally around a series of letters which were written by an authoress to men other than her husband. As the plot continues, some woman plans to publish these let- ters, but discovers that almost ev- eryone she knows already has a set of them. A scandal seems In- evitable, but the husband appears on the scene, h^ara about his wife's sad misfortune, and succeeds In ob- taining pKxsnesston of all the let- ters. The cast consisted of Donald LaPond, William Zell, Lawrence DeFrances, and Frank McNamara, Betta Gamma to Meet C. C. Y. N. and Ursinus Toniht and Thursday BOTH AWAY FROM HOME During the current week the Beta Gamma has on schedule two de- bates, one of which will be held against the City College of New York in New York and the other with Ursinus College at Oollege- vUle, The team which met New Ro- chelle last night will proceed to New York by tonight when they will exchange arguments with C. C. N. Y. upon the question, "Re- solved: That the United States adopt a plan for centralized con- trol of industry." The Beta Gamma men will advance the negative opinions. The encounter is to be in inform- al dress and will be held In the Y. M. H. A. headquarters at 92nd street and Lexington avenue, New York City. The second debate will be held on Thursday evening, April 14, on which night Raymond J. Harter, Charles P. Goggl, and Rudolph L. Lehnau will travel to CoUegevlUe to meet the Ursinus debaters. The subject for deliberation will be the proposition, "Resolved: That capitalism as a system of economic organization is unsound in prin- ciple." This time the Beta Gamma speakers will support the affirma- tive contention. A large attendance Is expected due to the fact that a few weeeks ago Ursinus was defeated here on the same question, and a feeling of intense rivalry has arisen since then. At that time, Ursinus upheld the affirmative while VUlanova de- fended the negative. ''. • $50,000 Pool To Be Ready Soon According to a report sent to the College by the foreman In charge of the construction of the new swim- ming pool, that additional unit to the new gymnasium will be com- pleted in a month's time. It is es- timated that this wing, which was added to the rear of the new edifice, will cost in the neighborhood of $50,000. Work Is progressing rapidly and the Rev. Ruellan P. Fink. O. 8. A., vice president declared that as soon as the tank Is completed it will be available for the use of all the student* If the advance sale of bids Is to be taken as an indication of the success of the Belle Air Ball, which is scheduled to be held in the gym- nasium next Friday night, it should be one of the most impressive class functions ever to be held at Villa- nova. All arrangements have been completed and Chairman James B. Finn is in a state of high expect- ancy concerning the results of the dance. The Belle Air Ball will be the first class function to be held in the new structure on Lancaster Pike. The senior class, sponsors of the dance, deem it their duty and privilege to make it one which will last in the memories of the under- graduates. This year's senior class in pre- senting this affair is taking up a social thread which was dropped two years ago because of the finan- cial condition of the graduating class of that year. The class of '32 considers It a privilege and an honor to once again present to the campus this function which was always one of joy and satisfaction. The committee in charge has been working diligently for the past few months and the success of their efforts Is imminent. A careful review of the things that they have accomplished will bring to light an array of entertainment placed in a setting of brilliance and an environment of pleasant con- ditions. ;• Orchestra Enthusiastic The Weede-Meyer orchestra, whose many successes were out- lined In last week's VILLANOVAN, is working up a keen edge for the affair. Although they are anything but novices as regards college proms, they appear exceptionally anxious to make a most satisfactory impression this Friday night. Ac- cording to the last report from the band, Mr. Finn states that they are making a novel arrangement of those numbers which have been college favorites for the past de- cade. He stated that the band will not only be the outstanding hit of the evening but It will fit into harmony with the tone of the whole affair. Work on the decorations has al- ready swung Into action. The committee In its endeavor to do everything in an elaborate fashion, has engaged one of the best interior decorators in this vicinity to do the work. The ideas and plans are elaborate. Below are a few of the choice features of the decorations. Tall trees of an expensive type will grace the sides of the stage, being appropriately supplemented by magnificent floral displays. This display of trees will also appear on the balconies and in the back por- tions of the gym. These, according to the plans now on hand, will make an appropriate frame for the entire building. The color scheme will be Villa- nova's blue and white. Drapes of this hue will be hung from the balconies and walls and will be supplemented by pendants of the same color which will hang grace- fully from the thirty overhead lights. These lights, however, will not be in use due to their extreme bril- liance. The well modulated illum- ination will be solely furnished by the master spot light which will be concentrated on the floral deco- rations In the comers of the floor. The orchestra will be bathed In blue light from the overhead effects of pendants on the front of the stage. Bids for the Belle Air Ball have been on sale all week and the com- mittee Is flattered with the success they have already attained. This week a flnal drive will be made to solicit patronage from those who have not as yet subscribed to the affair. The expenses of the Ball necessitate whole hearted coopera- tion from the student body in order that the proper time and money be expended for the few minor details which are needed to place it In a category all by itself. The committee is as follows: James B. Finn, Chairman, Joseph A. Barsin, James F. Burke, Joseph F. Dletz, Edward Derby. Harry A. Dougherty, Thomas K. Edwards. Jeremiah Enrlght. John J. McDer- mott. William A. Papp. William J. Reilly. Harry P. Stngley, and J