Aquinas Institute - Arete Yearbook (Rochester, NY)

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 31jf Arplf Uni. 14 1323 iunr Sriitur Annual of thr Aquinas Institute finrbrstrr, Nrut $nrk llubliahrb bii thr (£laaa nf 1925  he V (ew cAquinasTHE EIGHT REVKHKNI) THOMAS P. HICKEY, D. I). THE ARETE Cfje |?ear of Jubilee N Ascension Thursday, 1924, Pope Pius the Eleventh, to the great joy and reverent delight of Christians throughout the whole world, proclaimed to the Faithful that during the year of 1925 a Jubilee of the Catholic Church would be observed. Not since 1900 has the year of profuse indulgences and rich blessings been solemnized in the Church, and the pontifical decision to revive the sacred occasion was accorded an enthusiastic acclaim by those who are privileged to partake of its glorious benefits. The Jubilee year is a comparatively recent innovation in the history of our Church, when one considers the centuries and centuries in which Catholic history has been made, but still among the customs of the world it assumes a remarkable age. In 1299 Pope Boniface the Eighth, assuming the initiative, declared that the first year of the following century would be an era of extreme piety and great opportunity for all Christians. Pilgrimages to the Eternal City were numerous, and all who conformed to certain conditions enumerated by the Pope, and who observed the ceremonies appointed by him, received a Plenary Indulgence for their fervor and ardent devotion. The Pope later decreed that the Jubilee, its fruits having been so abundant and of such satisfaction to him, should subsequently be a centennial custom, and that thus Christians of many epochs would be afforded the same advantages as those of his own Pontificate had received. Shortly this time was decreased and finally the Jubilee came to be celebrated every quarter century. The marvelous indulgences and spiritual consolations which accrue to the participants in the Jubilee are unsurpassed by any bestowed through ceremonies of the Church. During the entire year plenary indulgences are merited by those who make the pilgrimage to Rome and fulfil the requirements prescribed. But these are not restricted to the actual pilgrims; anyone who, because of inability to travel to the Holy City, is obliged to remain at home, need not relinquish all hopes of the rewards offered, but can receive them by complying with certain requisite conditions which are publicly made known by the Bishop of his ow'n diocese. In fact every Catholic who displays fitting gravity and commensurate reverence of mental attitude, whether or not he actually travels to Rome, can reap the inestimable harvest of blessings by observing the ceremonies writh devout and pious motives. The unique and rare advantages which we are offered by this Jubilee are potent; it is apparent that not until its next observance shall we be afforded the opportunities which at the present we can utilize to such spiritual value. It is highly desirable that as many Catholics as is possible, and the number is enormous, realize the worth of this chance whose acceptance means such betterment to themselves; it is to be hoped that everyone derive some practical aid from the year; for merely upon the realization of these w'ishes does the possibly infinite success of this year of Jubilee depend. seven Doyle.THE ARETE He labored aday in his tireless way Till our time here has come to its end; And we know as we leave that whate’er we achieve Is the fruit and the joy of our friend. And so we depart with him in our heart, And the prayer that his guidance here Will cast the same mould for numbers untold In many a flourishing year. Q. F. O. nineTHE ARETE $3ax obis O strife and conflict must be attributed the failures and disasters in every phase of human life. From the great broad public life of the nation to the secret unseen life in the inner citadel of men’s soul, misery and happiness are caused by strife. To effect a change in such conditions, to provide a remedy, came the Prince of Peace. The principles that insure human happiness are the principles of peace; peace with your neighbor, peace with yourself, peace with God. To inculcate in your minds these great principles, to teach you how to apply them in all the circumstances of your lives, and thus to make your lives, temporal and eternal, truly happy, is the purpose of the Aquinas Institute, the object of its endless effort, its ultimate aim. During the past four years you have learned these lessons of peace. You have been made to realize that a close adherence to the teachings of Christ gives a happiness that the world cannot give. Be at peace with your neighbor, respecting his rights and remaining always united to him in the kindly bonds of Christian Charity. Be at peace with yourself, keep your conscience unstained, and let no conflict arising from sin disturb the tranquillity of your soul. Live at peace with God, always obey and respect His Holy • Will and your journeyings here and from hence will be under the approving smile of Heaven. May the peace of Christ ever bring to your soul true happiness. ten “Peace be to you"ACADEMIC CLASS “1 J AHERN, KENNETH, “Ken” 15 Gabriel Place Prepared: Saint John Evangelist School Though Ken is apparently quiet and unobstrusive, and the acme of perfection in English, History, French and other branches of abstruse learning, and in spite of the fact that he would appear a testimonial to the adage about the still waters, we must confess that Ken is far from a model student. He has an utter and appalling disregard for time. The first period English class has become familiar and vexed with his dramatic and tardy entrances, both in the morning and for roll call. And Ken has a positive passion for mangling all the principles of chemistry and physics, thereby halting the advance of science. He is undoing the labors of Galileo, Copernicus and Newton. 48 Glendale Park Prepared: Cathedral Grammar School Don can claim the distinction of being the “Demon Ticket Seller” of the School. He can be held up as a model Aquinas supporter, ever present in student activities. Loyal and true to his school, he is always willing to lend a nelping hand. He possesses a very good sense of humor, so good in fact that he has been known to laugh at MCrarllft” Marlin's and "Sam” Brick’s jokes. If Don can ever gain greater renown than he has enjoyed here as ticket seller and general enthusiast, we opine that it will be in some field that requires the coolest nerve imaginable. For how he can administer to the wants of a frantic mob through his little wicket at game after game without becoming gray-headed is beyond us. BRIEN, THOMAS “Tom” 56 Selye Terrace Prepared: Holy Rosary School Tom has a clear title to the distinction of being one of the most brilliant members of the class by virtue of his vivid and flamboyant haberdashery. But Tom has few criminal tendencies besides his sartorial ensemble. He is also conspicuous as the most handsome basketball manager in a mile’s radius. He is now working on his autobiography as such. He wields a mean tennis racquet and must cause his big brother a lot of trouble on the court. Tom claims exemption from the blame of mixing up tickets on the grounds that they all look alike anyhow. Having exposed all his faults, we unite in hoping he can overcome them in after life, which is doubtful. elevenTHE ARETE BRYNES, THOMAS “Chick” 748 Lewiston Avenue Prepared: Sacred Heart School The Ford that we see so commonly, with the asthmatic roar, Saint Vitus dance and fallen axles, is the property of Chick. If it refuses to fro, he sticks his feet down through the floor (where the floor ought to be) and pushes. If we can forgive Chick for sullying the landscape with this taterdemalion wreck, we will admit that a monument should be erected far his mark in Inter mediate—a sheer 98! This intelligence of his is the only thing to debar him from Congress. Chick’s peculiar style of oral English, in which he is very abstracted and scans the ceiling with boredom, has identified him as original in even another field. Now stop him if you can. We’re with you to a man, COYLE, CHARLES “Charlie” 46 Mead Street Prepared: Saint Bridget’s School We have no doubt that Thalia smiled when Charlie came into the world, for anyone who has beheld him solemnfaced has indeed been afforded a rare sight. Charlie is the life of all classes. His pertinacity in argument has driven his teachers to the point of exasperation, and has been the means of involving him in some few’ difficulties. However, he always manages to extricate himself. Henry Irving has nothing on Charlie—we all remember his (Charlie's) characterization of a dago bootlegger in the mock trial. The above photograph would look more realistic if Charlie had a rope stogie. DeVANY, JOHN A. “Jack” 393 Ridgeway Avenue Prepared: Sacred Heart School Who is that fellow who got Solid? Why, Jack DeVany, of course. As a juggler of figures Jack’s only superior is Father Ball. Jack's brilliant playing has been a feature of the preliminary games all season. He is one of those favorites of fortune who possesses a driver’s license and the car to go with it. Jack’s only misfortune lies in the abominable attire he has to wear—or wears, anyhow. A cross-word shirt and a pair of baggy white corduroys held up by a weird belt of many colors—that summarizes his personal appearance, if you add his grin. We’ll try to forgive you for all these sins, Jack. More power to you! DINAN, WALLACE W. “Wally” 100 Jones Avenue Prepared: Cathedral Grammar School Wally is one of those genuine good fellows one meets at rare intervals. He is there for lots of fun but it must be kept in its place. I think it can safely be said that Wally was never once expelled from class for bad behavior. Out of school he is extremely different and is a bundle of fun. He is one of the basketball team’s staunch supporters. A game without Wally present would be a failure. He has a knack of doing the right thing at the right time and this, with his other sterling qualities, should take him far up the ladder of success, though he fears said ladder might cause him to hold his head up in the air. Let’s go, Wallie! Chick! twelveTHE ARETE DOYLE, EDWARD P. “Ted” 218 Dartmouth Street Prepared: Blessed Sacrament School DANIEL WEBSTER’S ONLY RIVAL Ted’s admirers in the school are as unlimited as his interests. While exhausting the classical lore found in our curriculum he easily conquered the languages of this modern world. Although a noted scholar he maintains a placid indifference toward studies. Ted does not confine his noteworthy achievements to the school room. Famous high school players will tell you how much they feared the abilities of our center. Animated after dinner discusions in Weber’s find him at one end of a lively conversation. To him the boys hie with questions varying from athletics to the modern drama and he can sympathize and criticize with every one. The school that enrolls E. P. Doyle among its members will find him an active, competitive scholar and gentleman. GABEL, JOHN “Jack” 307 West High Terrace Prepared: Holy Apostles’ School Jack is an ardent supporter of school activities. He was voted by some of the basketball fans to be a charming usher. Guess who they were? Not even the occasional debates that Jack has with the Spanish teacher can dampen his optimistic outlook on life. He was reported as a whiz of a skater on the Genesee Valley Park rink last winter. Jack is in the first rank as a supporter of our morale and good humor, for he would rather listen to a joke than do an American History lesson. Jack talks with the cool drawl that always assures a pungency of remark. He will make a big hit after he has left our school, too. GIANNI, ANTHONY MYRON “Chic” 437 Smith Street Prepared: Cathedral Grammar School “Chic” is well known around school, especially because of his ever recurring smile. He can always see the laughable side of any topic and his little witticisms are never left unappreciated by those around him. Quite justly he is considered a wit around the whole school. Every morning “Chic” walks in just as the 8:50 bell is ringing. It looks as if he had made an agreement with Mr. Ryan for that purpose. Don’t think from this that he is always very close to the limit, for he is not. No teacher has yet been able to catch him napping in class. Some malefactor once started a rumor that Chic studied, but he is making great effort to live it down. GOELTZ, PHILIP “Phil” 36 Lawrence Street Prepared: Saint Peter and Paul’s School Phil in a pensive mood would make that great work of art known as “The Thinker” look like a playful schoolboy. Throughout his high-school course Phil has worked until, now. he is reaping his just rewards. Alertness and intelligence are his main foundations upon which he may build his future. As a master of the violin, he is without peer, barring everyone. Regardless of his talent he is unassuming, and many of his achievements have yet to be discovered. We are sure, for instance, that Phil’s playing would tame the wild beasts—providing, of course, that the beasts were not too wild. thirteenTHE ARETE GRIFFIN, ALBERT 59 Cameron Street “Bud" Prepared: Holy Apostles’ School Well, fellows, here is the Aquinas experl on Chemistry. When everybody is at a loss for an answer, “Bud” comes to our rescue. He excels especially in the scientific methods of painlessly extracting a smoke from one’s pocket humidor. “Bud” is also an authority on formulas. All of them are at his command whether it be for the latest bootleg, dynamite or an absence excuse. Without a doubt he will occupy a chair at Harvard in chemistry. Though a chemical wizard, he avers that some of his classes are a sure cure for insomnia. GUNDELL, EDWARD “Ed" 49 Dove Street Prepared: Holy Rosary School Here is Charley Coyle’s partner in wickedness. Few fellows about school enjoy greater popularity than Ed. Ed captained our baseball team through a successful season last year. Besides being our own peppy allscholastic short-stop, he is a regular dinosaur on the gridiron. Perhaps we may attribute Ed’s carefree and happy-go-lucky disposition to his habit of risking his neck in football. If they do not squash his brains some day on the grid, Ed will add his bit to the reputation of Aquinas with the dash and pep that has characterized his activities among us. HULDER, ERNEST ANTONY “Ernie" 1114 East Main Street Prepared: Corpus Christi School Enter Ernie of the genial smile, only competitor of Samuel Johnson, savant, linguistic wizard and votary of the abstruse poets. Ernie plus some of the elite of the school (the rest of the senior class) is a combination that cannot fail to dispel gloom. At the daily event of the parade up State Street at 2:30, Ernie will enlighten us on anything from the trials of the French Class to Schiller or Rabelais. Ernie has a terrifying zest for oral English, delivering, when the occasion demands, a pyrotechnical, machine-gun oration that almost paralyzes us. One of his delights is the American History ('lass, where Father Brien’s soothing voice daily wafts Ernie to the Elysian fields. By his studious attempts to imitate the wailing sax, Ernie well merits the title of “the Walking Saxaphone.” LALONDE, ELMER “Duke" 277 Lake View Park Prepared: Holy Rosary School Hail to the disperser of gloom—Duke Lalonde! Duke is a regular hail-fellow-well-met type of individual. On fine, balmy, spring days, Duke sits in his seat gazing dreamily out of the window and his mind many miles away from the school room. Studies become a secondary matter with him. We have a suspicion that Duke has a great desire to travel. He is also quite a conversationalist and his complicated discourses usually tend to bewilder rather than enlighten. This is also his chief mission in the Chemistry Class. He has found the philosopher’s stone and the fourth dimension, and is now working on the fifth. The “Duke Lalonde Lunar System” will be a feature of the coming epoch. fourteenTHE ARETE LINTZ, EDWARD JOHN “Eddie" 51 Tacoma Street Prepared: Holy Rosary School Throughout the annals of the school, there has been no more fervent supporter of school events or sports than Eddie. He is always ready to lend a helping hand, wherever it is needed. His success as treasurer of the Senior Class shows that he is capable of handling things—especially money. He is a student of the Classics, and someday he hopes to be a second Virgil or Cicero. In his studies, he ranks second to none, for despite the fact that he persistently claims that he never studies, his class standing shows otherwise. He has only one notable failure on his record—that which resulted from his efforts to enlist the fellows’ aid in putting up the bleachers. MAIER, LLEWELLYN “Lee" 11 Jewel Street Prepared: Perpetual Help School Lee’s conspicuous knowledge in Latin and English literature has amazed the whole school. Besides being an intellectual and a benevolent book-worm, he is a prominent supporter of athletics and vacations. The way Lee tears off a History assignment is positively weird. His standings show what fruit his application has brought him. No undertaking seems too difficult in his eyes. Lee is a scribe of recognized quality, having wTitten on philosophy and other frivolous topics for the Arete. It is an inspiration to watch Lee engaged in a task, and from observation wfe can predict that some day this city will be famous as his birthplace. MALLEY, JOHN D. “Jack" 507 Chili Avenue Prepared: Cathedral Grammar School Jack is a true scholar and as a dignified senior he is the last word, but the above portrait would be more familiar if his overdeveloped brogans could be included. He has a great flair for physics. Jack does not spend his time sighing for new worlds to conquer; he has turned his master intellect to photography. This book testifies to his success in that line. Jack would be a big man in any country, and that does not cover just his physical altitude. Jack is one of the leading lights of the senior class, even if he has never been “lit up.” Jack is a mainstay of the best decisions in our class meetings, and as a leader he should put Daniel Webster and Clinton N. Howard in the shade. MARTIN, CHARLES “Charlie" 144 Otis Street Prepared: Holy Apostles’ School Charlie has been prominent in every activity of the school. His versatility is infinite; it has enabled him to devote his attention, with uniformly successful results, to practically everything of scholastic, athletic and social interest which occupies a noteworthy place among us. He is possessed of a dry and profound humor wrhich transcends all else in the school; his ability to instantly grasp and dominate any situation is an indication of unusual resourcefulness and great power of personality, and his spontaneous smile is the mirror of the disposition that has made him famous as our class president. fifteenTHE ARETE MffiBfflasmmmasasg, McGuire. eh win "Mar" 207 Berkley Street Blessed Sacrament School Here is the peer of Galileo, the outstanding chemist in MBHp 1HHH local scientific circles. He is a genius disguising graM « . pennies as worthier coins, and much in demand as a ' BKm result of this discovery of the epoch. Mac has a per- Ly verted sense of humor; he delights in torturing with flPPjpjjplE ' HH the most appalling odors the delinquents who are some- HHHRT jHH| times imprisoned in the lah. Mac will take his place with the immortals if he does not blow himself up too lie also demon selling rings, stationery. Mac is the chap who gave Vermont the title WBSBm of the nutmeg state by selling some wooden nutmegs J the re during the Christmas vacation. He recently con- tided that he is Working oil a hair restorer for the bald members of the faculty as a tribute to their labors in behalf of our class. MITCHELL, LOUIS J. “Louis" 207 Hollenbeck Street Prepared: Perpetual Help School Behold him, everybody—the little giant of the class. As a student and a gentleman he is a great local favorite. His fiery orations fill our timid hearts with terror. The propositions of Euclid are “open sesames” for his master mind. He has pursued the wanderings of Aeneas with “unperturbed pace” (?), and logarithms are to him what crossword puzzles are to the rest of us. It is unfortunate that Louis is so hampered by his studies. He would delight in taking Bill Tilden’s title away from him if he only had the time—Louis is a zealot at tennis, you know. A student of his caliber must spread the fame of Aquinas when he matriculates somewhere. NEIROCKER, FRANCIS “Frank" 150 Warwick Avenue Prepared: Saint Augustine’s School In January Frank left us, after stupefying the local academy of arts and science with his mark in chemistry, which was the fruit of his Trojan labors in the lab. Of course, we envy his mark, but Frank’s capacity for work we regard as a dubious blessing. Frank was born to be a second Beatrice Fairfax or Socrates or something. The way he solved our questions and corrected our errors would be an inspiration for a mah jongg or bridge instructor. What is a hyperpolydemisaturated solution, Frank? But here’s one we know ourselves— Atom: This attempt of ours to summarize Frank’s character in a paragraph O’REILLY. JOHN “Johnnie" 61 Pearl Street Prepared: Saint Mary’s School When you see a chap with a wide and ineradicable smile, who greets everyone with a genial, chuckling “Hello thar,” you are looking at this Aquinas celebrity, Johnnie. The editor of the Arete hereby offers the sum of three dollars to anyone who can catch Johnnie without his smile. Johnnie has contributed to the reputation of the C. Y. M. A. as a lively organization by his activities there. Johnnie dribbles through the arts and science just as he dribbles through the opposition on the court. He has been the butt of many gibes about his avocation (witness the famed pugilistic haircut), for we cannot picture him deliberately, and in cold blood, actually hitting anybody! sixteenT II E A R E T E OSTRYE, HERMAN “Herm" 63 Evangeline Street Prepared: Saint Mary’s Academy, Dunkirk, N. Y. Besides being a success ac other branches of human endeavor, Herm is also a man of note—he plays the violin, banjo, etc., to perfection. Whenever the topic of conversation is musical Herm waxes eloquent. (No, he does not sing). As a skater he is par excellence. At the Genesee Rink he performed the fastest cutting one night that I have even seen. (There was a 200 lb. fellow directly in his path). In scholastic circles “Herm” Ostrye and his music vies with “Cecil and His Blue Mountain Collegians” for popularity. Au revoir, Herm, but not good bye! OTTO, GERALD FREDERIC “Jerry” 55 Culver Road Prepared: Blessed Sacrament School Here is the editor of the Arete, and the chap whose sketches on the bulletin board have been a never-failing feature of local art. Jerry is a declaimer of terrifying ardor. In the historical debate Father Brien had to tell him three times to sit down before he would admit that his time was becoming limited. His outstanding vice is his habit of perpetually demanding something— subscriptions for the Arete, literary material, or a pittance for the Aquinas drive. These are enough charges to make against one man, but we must add that Jerry doesn’t smoke for fear it will affect his singing. Leonardo da Vinci will turn over in his grave if Jerry doesn’t elect a career of bricklaying or something instead of art. RUBY, FREDERICK JUSTIN “Just” 45 Mulberry Street Prepared: Blessed Sacrament School As one may judge from his picture, F. Justin Ruby, or bettir still, plain “Just”, caused many a flutter among the fair sex who attended our basketball games this winter. Do not think however that “Just” confined all of his efforts to cheering the team on to victory. He found enough time to make himself popular w’ith both his companions and the faculty. His witty sayings oft-times enlivened many a group of classmates. Let’s have another “A-q-u-i,” “Just,” and then we will leave the old school forever. RICKARD, IRVING R. 238 Dorchester Road “Irv” Prepared: Saint John’s School Irv is one of our few really classical scholars. He is religious in the performance of his duties around school and seems to take a keen delight in work, being one of the minority ambitious enough to pursue Greek. One may gather from this that “Irv” is.buried in his books, but such is not the case. Firm belief in the adage “Work hard, play hard” makes him a pleasing companion in our pranks. He is one of the few seniors fortunate enough to own a driver’s license and consequently has a car at his disposal. We opine that Cincinnati can’t be such a bad hamlet after all, if it can turn out men like Irv. When Irv enrolls in Holy Cross he will spread the fame of Aquinas with little effort, as he is a standard bearer of Aquinas ideals. seventeenTHE ARETE SCHEFFEL, THOMAS “Tom” 10 Whalen Street Prepared: Blessed Sacrament School Here is a revelation—people who are mystified by the authorship of many of those cartoons that appear on the bulletin board from time to time may now pay tribute to Tom. That is only one of the ways by which he seeks to keep the school in good humor. Another is his contagious cachination. Strange to relate, Tom has a poker face for serious occasions, which has been the despair of the faculty. Study and school have been taken lightly by him, which does not seem to dim the luster of his achievements. He is a staunch advocate of holidays, and on some occasions has created them for his own convenience. Tom will take his place beside Michael Angelo or Bud Fisher. SWARTZENBURG, MILTON “Milt” Prepared: Immaculate Conception School One of Milt’s aims in life is to gain fame as a drummer and, judging from his playing at our Senior banquet, we can safely say that he will soon take his place in Sousa’s Band or some similar organization. But Milt’s achievements are not confined to music. His studious disposition and congenial ways have won for him a host of friends. Milt is by vocation a crossword maniac, but at intervals he finds time to entertain himself with a Cicero trot. These manifestations of a superior intelligence augur well for Milt’s future. WEIST, JOHN “John” WITTMAN, F. LEON “Lee” 40 Ferndale Crescent Prepared: Corpus Christi School John among other things is a prominent basketball fan. Not only that, but he even knows the correct score at any time during the games. The other things in which John has obtained prominence are, of course, his studies. Every morning John, if he is lucky enough to get a car on the Webster line, comes down and starts reeling off the day’s work. French seems to be his speciality for he is always searching for new knowledge in that subject. Of course he is always up in his other studies; the faculty no doubt wish they had a few duplicates of John. We’re all unanimous there! R. D. 6, Dewey Ave. Station Prepared: Saint John’s School Lee is a regular all around good fellow, always ready for fun and good times. He is usually found in the corridors tussling with a fellow student and display ing feats of strength. He provides many good arguments against study that are always enjoyed by the rest of the students, but which the faculty seems to consider absurd. When the photographer showed Leon this study, he demanded, indignantly, “Where’s my beard?” Leon drives his flivver with characteristic abandon, but is a curse to the filling stations. All his puddle jumper ever needs is free air and free water. eighteenTHE ARETE Catfjoltc JUcttottp tit literature T has long been the accepted custom of numerous men of letters, perverted and biased in their religious persuasions, to allude lightly and slightingly to the Catholic Church and her standpoint on education, her position in literature, the products and accomplishments of her children. There is noticeable to-day a marked trend to more sensible and appreciative estimation of the Church in this respect, but still there are those who, either bigoted or misinformed, perjudiced or ignorant, evidence a complete misapprehension of this matter, and ascribe to the Catholic Church effects upon its members and their lives, their thoughts, their ability or particular leaning in profession or vocation, which to us are not only suprising and dumbfounding but also highly ridiculous and extremely amusing. It is frequently asserted that our religion has a most detrimental and retarding effect on the output of Catholic authors. That their works, because of narrow-minded thought and intolerant ideas, are devoid of originality, of superior qualities, of all elements unique and unconventional in structure and content. In brief, that, because of the faith of the writer, and his consequent standards of morals, thought, and persons, a work of this class is stilted in a fashion, reserved, constrained, that the author is not enthusiastic and sincere, but that there is invariably and inevitably missing the ultimate essential of true convictions and rigid contentions which should be the very fundamental element upon which any form of real literature should be based. It is not difficult to deny these assertions, for every Catholic realizes the true position, aesthetically, of our Church, and we, to a great extent, can cite refuting arguments and convincing proofs, but nevertheless by far the most effective denial possible is the mention of examples in literature to prove the fallacy of the contentions which I have enumerated. For centuries, from the very primal origin of Christianity, Catholic books and authors have occupied an eminent position in the eyes of critics and readers. In every field, the drama, fiction, science, the essay, have writers of our faith been prominent, and numerous books of Catholic authors, written in different ages for over nineteen hundred years are regarded as the ideal standards of literature of their class, and are quoted to us as embodiments of desirable and requisite elements, of fluent and facile diction, of beautiful and well-constructed style in every field of literary endeavor. But to us the criticisms and comments of Englishmen and Americans are most familiar, and, bearing that in mind as an important consideration, I shall attempt to concisely summarize, from the Catholic prospective, the history of English literature since its origin, and to prove or rather delineate the potent influence that the Church has been on this subject. Not a restraint or a detriment to genius, but a most stimulating, beneficial, and inspiring influence on both authors and their output, a truly helpful and lofty incentive to great heights of accomplishment and merit. Let us begin at the crudest and earliest form of English literature, approximately in the eighth century, when our language was in its most undeveloped and pristine stage and was used by the most ignorant and illiterate peasants and woodsmen. Probably the first writer of English nineteenTHE ARETE was Caedmon, a monk. Specimens of his work, crude, unfinished, barely intelligible to us of modern times, are still extant, and supply an object of much attention and study for scholars. A Catholic, his poems indicate his religion in every line, and form the basis for this refutation of opposing contentions. And a few centuries later, still in the Catholic world, the papal supremacy over old dominions, we find Chaucer, the earliest poet commonly known at the present, another Catholic, and one who propagated and revealed his faith in his every poem and tale, and who openly professed his belief as no man does today. In every era we have outstanding writers, even in the darkest days of Catholicism in the history of England. The Elizabethan age, the Restoration, the Reformation, all disclose famous men of our faith, those men who outshone all their contemporaries in genius and ability. Shakespere—there is a subject for controversy. “Not a Catholic,” you say. “Prove it,” is the reply, and the task, for it is that, immediately looms up enormous and impossible. The great dramatist had every opportunity to display preference for the Protestant faith. He had every inducement to evidence an antipathy and disrespect for Catholicism. Increased popularity would have acclaimed any sentiments malignant to Catholics and their Church or laudatory to Protestantism. Every logical movement favored his expression of non-Catholic beliefs, and yet the man contented himself with a perfunctory mention of the established Church, and a potent respect for our own. Shakespere, in his innermost convictions, was actuated by Catholic tendencies, and his superb works may be partially attributed, if the motivation be sought, to those very same tendencies, for the facile imagination, the unfailing inspiration, and the other qualities in which he was unusually talented. But nowr Milton claims our attention. The most talented, cultured, learned, poet of the English language he was, incontrovertably, but in more human and personal characteristics he was sadly deficient. As to versification, facility of diction, readiness and perfection of beauty and poetical thought in his verse, undoubtedly he occupies a premier place in our attention; in fact, his literary talent and its corresponding subordinate abilities in every type of literary production must not be sullied by my humble and inadequate pen. But consider Milton the man. An ardent and obdurate advocate of divorce, absolutely devoid of basic Christian ideals and human sympathies. Cold, shrewd, calculating, in personality, (continued on ixige 108) O God, Who hast commanded us to honor our parents, in Thy clemency have Mercy upon the soul of his mother, Margaret: pardon her sins and grant that her son may one day be re-united to her in a bright and joyful eternity. The faculty join the alumni and undergraduates in extending to our Bishop sincere sympathy in the loss of his mother. twentyCOMMERCIAL CLASS 1 CASCHETTA,JOSEPH “Joe” 19 Riley Place Holy Apostles’ School Joe is the senior member of the class. He fulfils that capacity by giving to his classmates the best of example. Were all like Joe there would be but little trouble in the world. Joe is quiet, thoughtful and studious and the best liked fellow in the class. He is a lover of his fellow students and takes a keen interest in their successes or failures. His pleasing personality is sure to bring him success. Good-luck, Joe. CROWLEY, JOHN C. “Cornelius” 82 Cypress Street Immaculate Conception School John from his youth until he entered the Aquinas Institute was educated at Immaculate Conception. John has speed and accuracy in shorthand as well as on the typewriter but he becomes tired of school every so often and comes trooping in about five minutes late. When John grows up he will be one of the prominent men of his parish. John likes baseball as well as other sports but does not make a practice of them and generally thinks of his school work. We wish him success and happiness. DUPLACK. DANIEL E. “Danny” 28 Rauber Street St. Michael’s School A young, lively, amiable, intelligent, religious, as well as industrious, lad is Danny Duplack. He is always down to business or “down to brass tacks.” As his English is Al, Washington Irving will have a competitor whom he cannot surpass. Danny is a proof that it is not the genius but the hard worker who overcomes opposition and gains success. We are sure that in future years he will be one of the outstanding personages in the business world. twenty-oneTHE A It E T E GODF ' FRANK “Curly" GAVIGAN, JAMES “Jimmie" 7 Post Avenue St. Augustine's School Our Jimmie has won the hearts of his companions by his amiable qualities of character, his generosity and his readiness to take part in everything that tends to advance the interests of the school. He is very active in every line of athletics and labors hard to keep up with his class. Never morose and sad but always seeing the bright and humorous side of life are his chief charac-tistics. No doubt he will make a good business man. 239 Herald Street St. Stanislaus School Frank, a rather good-looking fellow, is regarded by his fellow students as a second Paavo Nurmi when it comes to shorthand and typewriting. He is quiet and is always absorbed in his studies and school work. He is well liked by his classmates and is the bosom pal of Skipper Schirmer. If good wishes come true, Frank will some day be one of the country’s leading lights. IRELAND, WILLIAM “Bill" 116 York Street St. Augustine’s School Our friend is one of the best looking fellows in the class. He has exercised great influence for good upon us and always helped us in life’s darkest moments. He is a promising fellow and we have no doubt that he will do creditable work in the business world. KUEBFT. EDWARD “Cueball” Forest Lawn St. Salome’s School Cueball hails from the depths of the country. He is a finished product of the educational system of the school ft Sea Breeze. We are told by “Doomy” White that ” ashington Irving got his idea of Rip Van Winkle from the appealance and attitude of Cueball. He is, however, conscientious about his work and takes a deep interest in the Sketch Book. We all hope he makes a success of his work and life. twenty-twoTHE ARETE SCHEUERMAN,BERNARD “Red" 38 Teralta Place St. Michael’s School Here we have a cheerful, intelligent and industrious redhead. Every morning he has on hand a series of jokes which he relates to his interested audience. Although Red claims he does little night-work, he always has his work done. We have to admit that he is a genius, which adds greatly to his ability in his work. He is the champion of the class in typewriting and shorthand and has all the qualities of a business man. So, go ahead. Red. SCHIRMER, JOSEPH R. “Skipper" 210 Bernard Street St. Michael’s School “Skipper” is the Isaac Walton of the class. When “Skipper” isn’t fishing he is writing a composition or essay on fishing or a fishing trip. We do not see how “Skipper,” who is only a half-pint, can haul a fish out of the water. However, he is very industrious and makes up for his smallness by his activity. While his employer may have to purchase a high-chair for “Skipper” we are confident that his good nature and pluck will make him successful in whatever he undertakes. WEBER, FRANK “Dago" WHITE, THOMAS G. “Dootng” 139 Avenue C St. Michael’s School Dago is industrious and has won many a friend by his friendliness and his cheerful disposition. He is always ready to participate in any sport at any time. Although he does not always get 95% in all his studies, we are sure he has before him a very promising career in the business world. Besides, he is a great participant in the bowling games and his manly form presents a great future for him in the eyes of his fellow students. 51 Mill Street St. Michael's School A glance at White would give us an idea of a small, thin person. Yes, right you are. But in spite of his lack of physical development he is ambitious, self-confident and energetic. He may be seen running out of the class-room with someone on his heels. His favorite occupation when not studying is pulling ties. Not so good in shorthand, is Mr. White, but above criticism in English. We wish him luck and a happy and prosperous future. twenty-threeTHE ARETE Ci)t Hast 32)iU anb Testament of tijr (Has's' of 1025 HE pleasant years of Academic school life are almost ended. We are sad to feel the ties that have bound us together slowly severing. We are about to say “Farewell” to our youthful school-world and enter into a new life. Therefore, considering the approaching dissolution, and being of sound mind and memory, We, the Class of 1925, do make and publish in due form and before witnesses, this, our last Will and Testament, bequeathing all our earthly possessions in the manner and form as follows: I. To our dear Alma Mater we bequeath a brilliant page in her history, which will increase in glory as the years go by. II. To the Junior Class we leave a perfectly good piano (save for two or three soundless keys), which may be found in a corner of a room on the third floor of our Institution, with the understanding that it be played whenever the students become brain-weary from their struggles with Shakespeare. III. To the Sophomore Class we bequeath a small book entitled “Arts of Artifice,” containing successful ways of cutting classes, producing excuses, and enjoying oneself in study periods. This book is positively safe and reliable, as it has been written by a trustworthy member of our class, who is a past master in the “Arts.” IV. To the Freshies we leave a store of knowledge and good sense; likewise all our rejected pieces of composition in literature to be preserved by them until they enter the storms and trials of Junior and Senior years. This is no small donation for an extensive collection of said pieces is preserved in the class archives. V. To our teachers we leave a store of patience and sympathy that they may be to other classes what they have been to ours. They were ever ready to extend to us their most sincere aid, and have proved themselves our true friends during our happy years at Aquinas. VI. To our beloved Principal, Reverend Father Napier, we bequeath a finely cut jewel whose facets gleam with the varied light of the noble qualities fostered at Aquinas—firm faith, righteous ambition and manly character, set in the fine gold of the devotion and appreciation of the Class of ’25. Having thus disposed of all our earthly possessions, with the intention that those receiving them may be benfited thereby, We appoint as our executor. Father John E. Napier, giving him the right to enforce the terms and conditions before set down. In Witness Whereof, We hereunto set our hand and seal this 30th day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five. Testator—The Senior Class of ’25. Witness I —Llewellyn Meier. Witness II—Leon Wittmann. L. Meier. twoit -fourTHE ARETE twenty-fiveTHE ARETE Cfje £ lt) Stamping @rounb Alas! Alack! What shall we do, We boys carefree and gay, When northward we must turn our steps And lakeward wend our way? We’ll find we know a building fine, Its like ne’er was before; But often shall we yearn for The happy days of yore. For days when in the study hall From porous ceiling fell The liquid regularly found Within the much sung well. For days when in Brown Square we played, Its mud seemed campus grand, Before we knew the blessings Of a spacious, verdant land. We’ll miss the paneless windows Through which blasts came so cold And the desks so deftly hand carved Which kindled memories old. We’ll miss the tiny bulletins Where we jammed to view a sign “I’ll see those at two-thirty Who were not here at nine.” We’ll miss the dreaded office Where our Principal held sway And pointed out the perfect path The narrow, righteous way. We’ll miss that store of Bridgie’s, Its counters and their rails, O’er which was graciously exchanged Our money for his sales. In truth we’ll miss ’most everything We had at Frank and Brown; But we’ll never miss an honest chance To add to its renown. C. Martin. twenty-sixTHE ARETE z )t cou of RACTICALLY every highly prized and truly cherished quality which man can possess is secured, directly or otherwise, by arduous and sincere exertion and application. Man’s physical and mental talents, excepting of course those which are hereditary or immanent, he obtains by study, by training, by developing his organs through exercise and utilization of them. And the results of this assiduous and conscientious schooling of his faculties, of this preparation for the great professional and social world in which his field of life will be located, constitute what man calls his character, the amalgam and organization of all the strong, virile, self-reliant, and resourceful powers of mental individuality and ruggedness. Character differs in the several concepts of it which men may possess, but the true essence of real intellectual and moral goodness and culture and refinement and strength which the word connotes is something of which man has but a vague comprehension, but which he realizes is derived from mortification, ascetic-like, self-denial, and physical and mental self-sacrifice. For centuries upon centuries, through all phases and vicissitudes of time, in every period of history, war, and the awful toll of misery and horror and death it exacts, have been influential factors in retarding and delaying the progress that civilization has steadily striven to make. In any difference between nations, at any fleeting chance whim of an arrogant and self-centered sovereign, on a signal from the ruling body of a peaceable and tranquil power, a disastrous conflict may be precipated, and great peoples of the earth, united perhaps by creed, by laws of humanity, by the universal knowledge of God’s love and realization of a Divine Being which are the heritage of every man, proud or humble, friend or enemy, comrade or alien, may be plunged inextricably and helplessly into a maelstrom of hate and lust, of frenzy and passion, of ill-advised and deluded pseudo-patriotic trammels and despotism. No more noxious and primitively ignorant influence exists in man’s domain than militarism; no factor more deplorable, none whose effects and tolls are more abject and miserable. Doyle. . It happened in one of the many classes which Father Napier presides over that the topic of conversation drifted to fools, past and present. In the course of the discussion every one of us was in doubt as to just what was a fool. It was left to Martin, who was a trifle more interested than the rest to pop the question: “What is a fool?” Father Napier was taken off guard, and for a moment was bewildered as to what answer he should give to this very direct question. Finally the solution of his difficulty dawned upon him. He now took us back into early Greek History and informed us that one of the great philosophers of early Greece defined a fool as a man who could ask more questions than any ten wise men could answer. This statement then came from Martin rather suddenly: “Now I know why we flunk so many of our examinations.” Charles Coyle. twenty-sevenTHE A Ii E T E l J So Mir Of a goo j.fce C I • K, o o r ok t e. ° » e ►» 5 40 3 w oeo To Th£ $e i io»-s F® ► '► Attest n e S Ch t I Vi « pi du $ s I ) WHJ HASa T So a e 0a r Pu 9 Li S ttc o A Qoo k. Li i cT “ Th'3 wfjiTr w A S H I At Q Tftf WAtcs AT" T h fc sT. 'QoniFAcl A V £ A twenty-eightTHE ARETE Regent ’ ftfUrtk What is this dirge the students sing? Why their doleful tread? Do they not realize it’s spring When sorrows should be dead? Ah no, indeed, they pay no heed To aught beyond book bindings, For there they seek to gain anew Their pedagogic guidings. No furtive, idle looks are cast As they with problems cope. No matter, though, how black the past, The future still has hope. C. Martin. Jjistorp examination The feelings of a foreigner, landing in this country, unable to speak English and without relative or friends, I should imagine, are very similar to those I experienced during my last history examination. I really didn’t know what it was all about. Of course, I had one advantage over the foreigner who couldn’t speak or understand our language; I at least, know the words before me. But the meaning of the questions, let alone the answers, were so much beyond me as the language, etc., is to the foreigner just arriving here. I think most of the students will agree with me that questions in an examination should be a little clearer and more to the point. The faculty undoubtedly think the answers should be a little clearer and more to the point. But if we give the faculty an idea of an examination to our liking, perhaps they might follow our suggestions. I think the following examination would satisfy a majority of us: 1. What countries participated in the Spanish American war? (15) 2. Who discovered the Hudson river? (15) 3. Whom was the city of Washington named after? (15) 4. In what state is Oklahoma City? . (15) 5. Near what ocean is Atlantic City? (15) 6. Give the date of the War of 1812. (25) twenty-nine Eugene Lester.THE ARETE £ruc Spirit The name “Aquinas Institute” represents to its student body more than merely a school. It represents a society of boys intimately associated and united under one common cause, that of obtaining a Catholic education. There exists among its students that mutual friendliness which has proved to be the mortar in the foundation of our success—scholastic, social, athletic. Aquinas accomplishes great things scholastically, but as a division of units it would be doomed to suffer the bitterness of unsuccessful attempts. That which is the common fault of the world today should never penetrate within our hearts. That selfishness and greed which is so prevalent among nations must never enter into our livees. Perhaps we have often meditated on the fact that if unity existed among all men, this world would be a happier planet on which to live. This subject is not merely one for thought, it should be practical not only now but in all the walks of life. Every importance of our school may be given as an example. How much easier would be the lives of teacher and pupil if the pupil would act in unity with his instructor. What has developed Aquinas during the past few years? What has given her basketball teams renown? What has enabled her to erect a new and beautiful housing for her students? The answer is contained in one word, “Cooperation.” Harold Slavin. thirtyTHE ARETE Cl)t Secret of tfje £ree I told the Wind upon the hill To guide my search. It led me up the hallowed rill To the Silver Birch. I heard the tree there whispering A secret old. It nodded to me, beckoning That I behold. The Dryad’s temple thralled me long With sighed refrain Of murmurous melody and song In leafy lane. At the sun-gilt shrine I poured my wine To the fairest flower. The Nymph that made this rapture mine In her woodland bower. Gerald F. Otto. $ 8 $ gforaljam Lincoln anb 3D The main difference between Abraham Lincoln and me is that Lincoln’s works are recognized as brilliant works and duly appreciated while mine for some reason or other are not appreciated. But then, there is some satisfaction for me because it’s a known fact that the works of a great man are never recognized as great until after his death. However, I don’t see why I have to wait so long. I suppose it’ll probably be fifty or seventy-five years before they declare: “Feb. 3, E. F. Lester’s birthday, a national holiday.” A few days ago we were told in class that Lincoln himself thought his Gettysburg address was a poor one and that the people didn’t appreciate it, while the fact was the people were really spellbound by his words and couldn’t applaud him. This encouraged me a lot as that same day I had a paper to hand in that I thought was very poor. On that same basis, my paper will be recognized as a masterpiece. And too, they must still be spellbound by my great work of literature as no one has yet lauded it. But in comparing Lincoln’s works with mine it is only fair to say that in view of the fact that Lincoln accomplished all the great things he did by means of an education obtained under the most arduous circumstances and without any of the advantages that I have had, his works are deserving of the more credit. A great many people won’t agree with me on this point and perhaps they are right, but anyway, even if he isn’t my equal, he certainly was a brilliant man. thirty-one Eugene Lester.THE A li E T E ut ) 31s Htfc AN, after birth, is of few days and no teeth. Indeed, it would be money in his pocket sometimes if he had less of either. As for his days, he wasteth one-third of them, and as for his teeth he has convulsions when he cuts them, and as the last one comes through, lo, the dentist is twisting the first one out, and the last end of that man’s jaws is worse than the first, being full of porcelain and a roof-plate built to hold blackberry seeds. Stone bruises lie in his pathway to manhood; his father boxes his ears at home, the big boys cuff him in the playground, and the teacher whips him in the school-room. He buyeth Northwestern at 110 when he has sold short at 96, and his neighbor unloadeth upon him Iron Mountain at 63-V8 and it straightway breaketh down to 52Vi- He rises early and sitteth up late that he may fill his barns and storehouses and lo! his children’s lawyers divide the spoils among themselves and say, “Ha, ha!” He growleth and is sore distressed because it raineth, and he beateth upon his breast and sayeth, “My crop is lost!” because it raineth not. The late rains blight his wheat and the frost blighteth his peaches. If it be so that the sun shineth, even among the nineties he sayeth, “Woe is me, for I perish,” and if the northwest wind sigheth down at 42 below' he crieth, “Would I were dead!” If he wear sackcloth and blue jeans, men say, “He is a tramp” and if he goeth forth shaven and clad in purple and fine linen all the people cry, “Shoot the dude!” He carryeth insurance for 25 years until he has paid thrice over for all his goods and then he letteth his policy lapse one day, and that same night fire destroyeth his store. He buildeth him a house in Jersey, and his first born is devoured by mosquitoes; he pitcheth his tent in New' York, and tramps devour his substance. He moveth to Kansas and a cyclone carryeth his house over to Missouri, where a prairie fire and 10,000 acres of grasshoppers fight for his crop. He settleth himself in Kentucky and is shot the next day by a gentleman, a colonel and a statesman, “because, sah, he resembled sah, a man, sah. I did not like sail.” Verily, there is no rest for the sole of his feet, and if he had it to do over again he would not be born at all. L. Meier. 3u JDnnttmps The harbingers of spring are here, The robin and his song. The budding trees, the warming breeze That wafts us all along To woodlands fair and cloud-specked skies Where w'e dream the dreams of Pan, And watch the winged folk flying north Kncw'ing summer is in the van. C. L. Martin. thirty-twoTHE ARETE thirty-four THE ARETE Wt Hire Grateful Words fail to express to Father Boppel the gratitude of the teachers and freshman class of Aquinas. His kind forbearance and general attitude of consideration toward the pranks of the boys throughout the year have been to them a constant source of admiring comment. Though others might have seen cause for complaint, Father Boppel, in his wholehearted, generous way. never once forgot that “Boys will be boys,” and for this he has secured a warm spot in the heart of every freshman. The teachers unite with the student body in praying God to bless their good friend for his kindly ways. Cilt-Jlosct) flora The hair on her head’s a lobster-red, Her skin is a whitish hue; She laughs with the grace av the Irish race. An’ she looks like wan av ’em, too. A smile with a kick for a bog-trottin’ Mick. An’ eyes like a lake, begorra; The purtiest kid, Oi’ll bet yez a quid, An’ that’s me tilt-nosed Nora. Any deed Oi’ll do that she wants me to— Oh Oi’m wan divilish man! For her Oi’d lick a brother Mick, Or kiss a Black an’ Tan. The kid’s as pert a little flirt, With thim sassy eyes, begorra, As iver was swate on a love-crazy skate, Me red-haired, tilt-nosed Nora. Jerry Otto. thirty-fiveTHE ARETE (DUtrljearb at a ®amc Time—Night of opening Aquinas Game. Place—Second row in Cathedral Hall. Persons—Two school-girls, intensely engrossed in a book held between them, to the consequent neglect of game and players. 1st S. G. 2nd S. G. 1st S. G. 2nd S. G. 1st. S. G. (jubilant) “I’ve got it at last. Menace, that’s the word.” (Protesting) “But that ends in e. We must have something ending in t.” (Abashed somewhat) “Oh heavens! It’s just impossible to get this thing done right. Let me see. Oh, why can’t there be something easy—” (Elated) “Here—this is it—threat. That’s very simple. Why didn’t we think of that before? You—oh Dot. look—did you see Laddie snatch that ball—and now he’s made the basket!” (Spirited applause, from both, vigorous hand-clapping and unconstrained vocal display of approval. (Now calmed after excitement of viewing such a sensationally interesting play) “W’asn’t that wonderful? But let’s see! What’s the next word? Vexation! In three letters—d’you know it? I’m stuck.” 2nd S. G. (At a loss for a correct answer but futilely trying to solve the enigma) “Anger—but that’s got too many letters. Wrath? irritation! Don’t you know any synonyms? Oh, why are they stopping now?” 1st S. G. (Proud in knowledge of basket ball technicalities) “This is a time out. You know—when the teams are tired—someone gets hurt—they stop and rest. Look how hard they’re breathing! Gee but this game is terribly hard on the players! Oh, I’ve got the word! It’s ire—that’s just what we want.” ( curtain) —Doyle. 3in’t it a P ranb anb (Glorious jftelm’ ? When you skip over to W’eber’s during the study period without the knowledge of the principal, And you see said principal come stalking out the front portal and head for Weber’s, with the intent to search for delinquents, As he crosses the street you are dying a slow death from fear of being apprehended, And you are wishing that said principal would collide with a passing truck, etc., And as he reaches the door and is about to descend the well known two steps, he is called back by a telephone message, In the meantime, of course, you beat a hasty retreat for the side entrance and quickly get in your place in the study hall, Oh, boy! ain’t it a grand and glorious feelin’? John W’iest. thirtu-xixTHE ARETE £fje itlars :Hitti jHoon Himitrb EFORE me, resting gracefully on the soft turf, was a new, trim airplane. Upon walking nearer, my admiration for its mechanical perfection grew and intensified. Having a little knowledge of its construction and operation, a desire for examining the machine took possession of my being, as I gazed at its neat profile. Cautiously I climbed aboard and invaded the cock-pit. The instrument-board was covered with all sorts of attractive dials and gauges. In the middle of the cockpit was an upright lever which I recognized to be the control stick. A few inches directly ahead of this lever was a small button, set in the floor. The reason for this contrivance I wTas unable to determine, but curiosity prompted me to tamper with it. As it was mounted on the floor, it must be for use by the foot, so I stepped on it. Suddenly the air was shattered by a series of terrific explosions. The intense roaring dazed my senses and I dimly realized with terror that the plane was leaving the ground. A cold sweat oozed from my pores and fear numbed my limbs. The plane wildly careered from one side to another with sickening lurches. Suddenly, it righted itself and began climbing. Higher and higher it rose until the clouds below looked like creampuffs. What made the plane act in such an outlandish fashion? Would the infernal thing never stop ascending? These thoughts flashed through my head with startling reality while I pondered on flowers and tolling bells. Meanwhile my spinal column went into a sympathetic convulsion. With a slight start my eye caught sight of a conspicuous bundle in a little rack. What luck! Freedom at last! After feverishly examining the bundle, it proved to be a carefully packed parachute. Hurriedly I scrambled out on the wing and stepped off into space. Immediately I fell through the air like a plummet. The earth was rushing toward me with terrific velocity and the wind whistled about my ears with a ghostly shriek. Why didn’t the infernal contraption open? What was the matter? Was the mechanism fouled? Fearful thoughts seared their significance on my brain. Down, down, down, I fell through the thin air when suddenly my flight ended with a great bump. When I woke up, I expected to be walking the golden streets but instead I was sitting on the floor with a blanket wrapped around my head for a parachute. I ruefully rubbed a large bump on the upper extremity of my cranium, while the alarm clock loudly banged out a solo announcing the usual rush for Frank Street. E. F. Lalonde. ' We are put into this world for some purpose. Just what we shall be depends entirely on how we go through life. Success must be won; it cannot be found on trees. Life is made up of hills and valleys. There is sadness and happiness; cheerfulness and gloominess; all are a part of this life. We cannot attain our end unless we work hard and do our daily work well. They who sit around and complain never succeed. If you want to get ahead, be up and doing. Tackle your job with a vim and be sure of yourself. Dodge the turns that lead away from your objective; put your heart and soul in your undertaking and pray God for all you need. Thomas E. O’Neil. thirty-sevenTHE ARETE “CfjertstfjeD ifflemorieg” T had been one of those muggy, mid-summer days on which the heat is actually oppressive, and now with the coming of twilight a slight breeze arose which promised to give at least momentary relief. Thus it was that after eating supper, I lit my pipe and started on my usual evening tramp through the suburb; for I had strolled through that same suburb every evening the year around, regardless of weather conditions, during my ten years of residence there, with the exception of a period of three months, during which time I w'as confined to my bed wdth gout. I invariably followed the same route and wound up at the same destination —the home of my life-long friend and companion, Doctor Mitchell; and this evening was no exception. “Doc,” as I had come to call him, indeed I do not ever recall having addressed him otherwise, was sprawled in his favorite wicker-chair, in a manner most unbecoming to his dignity, enjoying a huge cigar. He did not immediately perceive my approach, but lounged there, feet upon the veranda-rail, drawing in and exhaling great clouds of blue smoke, and eyeing meditatively the glowing end of his ridiculously long cigar. Now and then he smiled complacently, as if he were mentally shaking hands with himself, or meditating upon a very pleasing subject. I could not help wondering w'hat some of his aristocratic patients in the city w'ould say should they obtain sight of him now. Finally, as I was ascending the drive, he glanced up and, recognizing who came, his face became wreathed in a broad smile, and he accorded me that self-same familiar greeting that had not varied in tone or words during all the years I had been visiting him. “Hello Lee! how’s the boy?” He then cordially invited me up and with a wTave of his hand motioned me to be seated. “You knows” said he, “what I have just been thinking of?” I answ’ered “no, but that from outward appearances it was evidently something of a pleasing nature.” “I was just recalling the days of our last year in high school,” he enlightened me. He sighed—“Dear old Aquinas; those were the days when life was worth living.” I stared at him in astonishment, this sudden change was not natural to him; usually he was either the jolly, entertaining friend, or the gentle and sympathetic physician. As I continued gazing at his thoughtful countenance, however, the astonishment gradually left me, and I experienced a tightening of the strings about my own heart, and a feeling of sadness took possession of me. “Yes,” I said, softly echoing his words, “those were the real days.” • We then fell to discussing incidents and happenings of those past days, the sweet memories of w'hich alone remained to us—and many an occasion of joy, long since passed, was once more brought before our eyes and rehearsed. We became so completely engrossed in our subject that we lost all count of time. “Doc” went into the library and brought out a well-preserved book wdth flexible cover. It was an “Arete,” our “Arete,” published by our own class of 1925; but on glancing it over one would have never dreamed it had been edited half a century ago. As he carefully turned the leaves and we recognized the young, familiar faces of our fellow' class-men, we fell to speculating as to how this thirty-eightTHE AHETE one and that one had fared in life, and we wondered how many of them had been deported to a better realm; and I shamelessly confess that our reminiscences brought tears to my eyes. I casually raised my head and glanced out the window at the eastern wing of the enclosed veranda, and was startled to find that the deep blackness of the night had vanished and in the eastern sky my eyes discovered a few grey streaks, the forerunners, which herald the dawning of another day. Hurriedly drawing forth my watch 1 gasped as I perceived the hour which the dial told. It seems unbelievable, nevertheless it is a fact; we had spent approximately the entire night in discussing the events of the days of our lost youth; in indulging in the cherished memories of those never-to-be forgotten days spent in Aquinas. L. Meier. ffln problem It was on a winter’s eve That I once rolled up my sleeve. Having run through Caesar swiftly with a trot. I’d been told that very day To “Write for the Arete!" And so I started in to write and jot. I thought of this and that, As I stroked a purring cat That was cuddled up so closely by my side; And, as my pen grew hotter, I used pussy for a blotter, Which did anything but beautify her hide. Should I write about the school, Or about a thrilling duel, That occurred sometime in bygone days of yore? Should I write a story long, Or compose a scholar’s song To be rendered by the boys in Weber’s store? Might I cause a little fun. And disguise an ancient pun, That would make somebody laugh a little bit? Should I delve a little deeper And describe a vacuum sweeper, Or a desk where one might comfortably sit? Thus 1 pondered and I thought, While within myself I fought To decide on what to write or what to say, Then as my pen ran dry, And I rubbed a bleary eye, I resolved to send this to the Arete. forty C. J. Keller.THE ARETE ONE OF THE DARKEST PAGES OF ROMAN HISTORY THE SCRUB TEAM (Thanks to J. Nugent.) $ « ? Jfancp Schaeffer in a high silk hat. Ted Doyle in a big hurry. Father Napier giving up radio for mah jongg. Charlie Martin silent. Father Grady not lecturing about the “Arete.” Johnnie O’Reilly without his pugilistic haircut. Leon Cecil with it. Ernie Hulder weighing 250 pounds. Tom Scheffel in the movies as an emotional type. Father Kohl with his own match. Louis Mitchell as a piano mover. Don Brennan with his own fountain pen. Wally Dinan yelling. Red McVein not yelling. Jerry Otto with a hat. Jimmy Dunn laughing at a joke at the right time. Irv. Rickard frantic with excitement. Heinie Moynihan coming out of an exam without his hair all ruffled up. Loftus with a black tie. Lee Wittman in knickers. Father Keefe in a tug-of-war. Mac plus Bud. forty-oneTHE ARETE Clje Class JBanquet On the evening of the Alumni game, the faculty was entertained by the Seniors at a banquet at Powers Hotel. The speaking was opened with a bang by Father Grady and continued in the same spirit, with witty interpolations by Toastmaster Charlie. Father Napier gave his never-to-be-forgotten talk on the felicity of faculty-and-student gatherings. The members of the class band became famous over night. We left early, parading with moderate hilarity to the hall, which we invaded in a body, to see the alumni go down in no mean game. The banquet became a topic of conversation for several days. At the time when the "Arete” goes to press we are looking forward to another occasion of this kind. § $ 'd Complaint I once read about two poets; One’s verses were hearty and bold, They told the deeds of daring men Way up in the Arctic cold. The other sang of the rippling brook Which ran to no one knows where, Of trees and skies and cozy nooks Alive writh spirits fair. Long, long after I met the two— One built like a Norseman fair. The other, a type of the pygmied race That lives without sunshine and air. But to my surprise, the small man Had written the gripping rhymes While he of the mighty stature Had dreamed of the softer climes. Now isn’t this like our lives, Where the weak exalt the strong And the strong ill at ease in their massive frames, Imagine the order W’rong? Charles L. Martin. forty-twoTHE A RETE iLtallab (Compiled by Jerry O.) I I shot an arrow into the air, And pierced the bigger dipper; I meant to bag the stellar bear, But didn’t even nip her. Now when I spilled the milky whey It fell upon the rectory. Can anyone contrive to say The arrow's right trajectory?—Father Napier. II (Tune: Sally in our Alley) Of all the cars that are so smart There’s none like Chevrolet; For though she shakes a man apart She’s best in every way. None will beat her in the land, None there are so loyal— My Chewy tears to beat the band On half a jot of oil.—Father Ball. Ill I played a set with Father Grady, The local tennis genius; A lovely set for him it was, For me it sure was heinous. But now I’ve got a little sense, Howe’er I seem to lack it; I’ll never play with him again— He sure can raise a racquet—Father Brien. forty-three Move. OVER »» tm forty-four T H E A R E T E Jfrom tfjr £Uumnt President Daniel F. Fitzgerald of the Aquinas Alumni is an attorney when he isn’t busy as Deputy Grand Knight of Rochester Council, Knights of Columbus, and Grand Vizier of the Order of the Alhambra, a national office. Dan is married and has a little daughter. £ ® $ Ray Guppy sells insurance for the New York Life Insurance Company. On the side, he is President of the Notre Dame Club of Rochester. » •§• Joseph P. Flynn, architect, won a §1,000 prize during the past year for his design of a model home for the Rochester Gas and Electric Company. “Stubby” is “in for himself” now at 217 East Ave. ® § Walter Mallon, representative of the B. R. and P. Railroad in Toronto, Canada, was taken ill over a year ago. As this is written he is expected home from the mountains, feeling himself again. s Dr. Eugene F. Leicht and Dr. Frank Leicht are prominent in the activities of the Catholic Young Men’s Association, both being directors. They practice denistry during business hours and golf during pleasure hours. “Gene” is still going strong as a basketball player. G ® William Franey is now assistant district attorney to “Bill” Love, a friend of Aquinas Institute. ® s ® Richard Trabold is sporting editor on the Rochester Herald and has achieved a name for himself at indoor golf at the St. Andrew’s Day and Nicht Club which opened last winter. forty-fiveTHE ARETE Hrartji (Ennyratulatiuns to (Ihr ftrttrrruii Crnn H. Watkins of tljr Diurrsr nf S’yraruar Member of the Commercial Class of Nineteen hundred thirteen. Ordained to the Holy Priesthood April fourth, nineteen hundred twenty-five. “To hold Jesus in his priestly hands; to give Him to the faithful, after having brought Him down upon the altar; to bless them; to give them the Divine Life by every means. What a Ministry!” de Longchampn. $ s $ Leo Costello was captain of the St. Lawrence University basketball team this year and starred in the game against the University of Rochester here. S $ » Arthur Hohman, an undergraduate at Notre Dame University, was awarded a trip to South America for excellence in studies at that school last year. He made the trip during the last summer vacation. When in town Hohman is connected with the Harry Goodwin Advertising Agency. Dan Culhane and Harold Doyle are taking the Boy Welfare course at Notre Dame University, which is sponsored by the national body of the Knights of Columbus. forty-sixTHE ARETE GETTING READY It can be safely assumed that the time is past when proofs have to be advanced for the advantages of the right kind of higher education. Today, the average student in the high school knows that his possibilities for success in life, regardless of his vocation, will be immeasurably augmented by a college training. Indeed, the majority of those who enter upon the classical courses intend, if it be at all possible, to continue their studies beyond the curriculum of the high school. The high school is, therefore, a “prep” school in the real sense. There is good analogy in the comparison of the time of academic work, in its relation to what is to be done later in the university, with the rehearsal for a play or the training for a game. Certainly, a man cannot get ready for college in a day. That is, he cannot, in any such brief space of time, fit himself for the embracing of all the opportunities w’hich will come to him in university life. The senior year is but the final practice, the dress rehearsal. Much should have been done by then. The first day in high school is not too soon for the boy who intends to enter upon college work to start getting ready. Intellectual development, particularly, is acquired but slowly and after much effort. The distractions are manifold in the modern city. The majority of the delights offered to pleasure-seeking youth are so antagonistic to study and mental work that early in the preparatory years many chances come for decisions between “a good time” on the one side and books and study on the other. The neglect of study may mean present enjoyment but at the probable cost of ultimate failure and regret. Earnest intellectual work, on the contrary, promises a future reward which nothing can purchase and which is well nigh imperishable. The intention of this article would be defeated if the plea for serious study were understood to imply a neglect of the normal amount of recreation, mental and physical. The fact remains, however, that in our day play has usurped much of the time which rightly belongs to work and the student should have acquired a right sense of values before he enters the university. Then, with the victories which are gained by conquering the desire for pleasure and putting oneself to a certain task, there is an accompanying strengthening of moral fibre. The will is invigorated only by exercise and one of the best “workouts” for this faculty is the tackling of difficult and distasteful study. George B. Fischer, N. of C. S. C. Class of '17. s $ Louis Langie is secretary and treasurer of the L. C. Langie Coal Company. His histrionic ability, especially as Sir Thomas More in the play “Blessed Thomas More” gained him fame during the past year. John Mattie is active in the affairs of the Knights of St. John, being a trustee of the St. Eustace Commandery. He is associated with his father as a funeral director. ■$ $ $ Ray Burns represents the Isthmian Steamship Company in this city. He played in the Alumni game this vear. » $ $ Rev. Chester Macauley has entered the Jesuit order. forty-sevenTHE ARETE THE SCOPE OF MEDICINE These few words are written by a physician with the modest hope of expressing his attitude toward the healing art. They are not meant to extol, for it would, in truth, be superfluous to laud that ancient and honorable calling which has so successfully withstood the corrosive action of over three thousand years. Having its root in remote antiquity, in common with religion, philosophy, art and letters, medicine has grown contemporaneously with these branches of intellectual endeavor, creating throughout the ages its own noble traditions, dignified ethics, honorable history and classical literature. Always producing, always attracting great minds, it has in no few instances contributed epoch-making documents to the classics. Hippocrates, with his oath sworn five hundred years before Christ, created professional ideals which, without addition or detraction, are adequate to this day. William Harvey completely revolutionized physiological thought when in sixteen twenty-eight he published his treatise “On the Motion of the Heart and Blood Vessels in Animals.” Thomas Browne, during the same century, unfolded a noble character and enriched English prose with his “Religio Medici.” Louis Pasteur, a man who cherished the simple faith of a peasant of Brittany, contributed in the seventh decade of the nineteenth century a classic that was, at once, a paragon of lucid exposition and the means of saving countless human lives by tearing the veil of mystery from disease causes. These and many others from the great Galen to our own Oliver Wendell Holmes, physicians all of them, form a truly noble aristocracy of intellect, an inexhaustible source of inspiration and edification to the humble disciple of Aesculapius. (continued on page 76) $ $ Harold Miller is in New York city as credit manager of the New York office of The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company. £ ? £ Dr. George D. Greenwood is active in the affairs of the Rochester Dental Society. Dr. Frederick J. Hofschneider has recently invented a machine to lessen the pain in dentistry. It is called the Oratunder. Great interest is attached to the use of this machine. 3 4 Tom O’Connor, manager of “The Echo,” Catholic newspaper; recorder Rochester Council Knights of Columbus; editor “Nusa Musa,” Alhambra publication; member of publication committee Rochester Ad Club. ♦ ♦ ♦ Neil Collins is inside guard of the Rochester Council Knights of Columbus. During business hours he is with the John Hancock Insurance Company. • $■ $ George Nier, recently admitted to the New York State Bar, won a set of McKinney’s Consolidated Laws for high marks at the Albany Law School last June. He is associated with Dan Fitzgerald. fortu-eiyhtTHE AKETE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE Pegasus The Arab gave the horse its fame When, speeding o’er the sands he came. Across the desert arid, hot. To tell Ben Ezra what was what. Here upon our Western plains The cowman took the Arab’s reins, And chasing rustlers, fast he flew To show the world what he could do. But who upon his famous steed Had truly reached aeolian speed Until we boys our ponies got And galloped on them at a trot? The Arab glorified his nag; Of his the cavalier could brag— Though famed he was for reckless vim Our ponies have it over him. Though poets oft have made their verse To vaunt the nag of truck or hearse, I spurn alike this common rot And write my own to the pony’s trot. C. Martin. forty-nineTHE ARETE % {. Patrick’s Dap On the morning of March seventeenth everyone at school was startled to discover that sometime between the end of the previous school day and the first bell of the morning, some blithe little Celtic goblin had paid us a visit and had festooned and beshrouded, with a blissful and merry lavishness, building, rooms, desks, teachers and pupils with streamers and ornaments and a multiplicity of other variegated tokens of a bright and garish green hue. The wee sprite had performed his gay office with much gusto and completeness, scarcely a wall or window of the building but had felt his delicate metamorphosing touch; his wand had lightly kissed the clothing of every school boy and every master with a ruthless promiscuity, his embellishing transition had been enacted everywhere. And with this flamboyant and unique vicissitude of color there had come a pervasive mental exhileration, quite commensurate with the bizarre motif. Another little goblin had infused a general sentiment of joy and carefreeness into the calm and placid personnel of Aquinas, and the ebullition, as colorful as the work of the other elf, which his machination produced, rose to great heights as the day progressed. Everybody in the school, senior and underclassman, teacher and pupil, imbibed the happy spirit and infectious good-fellowship of the day, and everyone, of no matter what ancestry, vied with his fellows in paying fitting tribute to the memory of the great Saint of the seventeenth of March. Doyle. s $ $• £f)at Jfamoug i milc The study-hall he stepped inside, His joyous visage smiling wide; We quaking culprits heard him say: “There will be school St. Patrick’s Day!” When thus he views the study hall, Beaming blandly on us all, He finds a model bunch a-yearning For much and more and greater learning. So this eloge is writ to him By one, once steeped in crassest sin, W'ho flourished ’neath his smiling phiz— A better man he therefore is. fiftyTHE ARETE ZDa C’anksbSgtbm’ Dees Tony tak' hees gun For geta nica fowl, An’ shoot a fancy wan— A beega, fata owl. He geeve to hees Carlotta; “Antonio,” she say, “I mak’ dees hen you gotta For T’anks-agivin’ Day.” She cook heem een a pan An’ fix heem weeth spigett. So happy deesa man— Diablo, how he et! Da doctor com’ nex’ day For see why he so sick, An’ dees dago Tony say, “We eat da beeg-eyed chick!” OUR BULLETIN BOARD fifty-oneTHE ARETE 91 JfCU) Sagacious Suggestions Jf or Z ]t i)rtu Scfjool That a group of Swiss guards be hired for the faculty between classes. That chairs be placed in small groups along all halls for the benefit of students endeavoring to make progress in “Self Expression” between classes. That lunches be served to all those who accept resignedly their after school tasks. That each student be given an individual bulletin board to avoid traffic jams. That some mechanical means of locomotion be secured for those finding difficulty to hie from class to class and arrive on time. That the study-hall seats with patented back rest be reserved for future post graduates. That at least two of the lab sinks leak so that posterity will never completely forget the old school. That the famous aquarium be given as prominent a position in the new school as it holds in the old school. That at least twice a year a few hundred pupils be jammed in a nine by twelve space as a reminder of the good old days at Weber’s. That the watering place so popular in freshman days have a prominent place in the gym. That there be two drinking fountains which can come to a mutual agreement and work together. That the electric lights will light instead of ringing. That our seventh period (2:30 to 6:00) be abolished. That a device be worked out by which a student may be in four or five places at two-thirty when staying for four professors, each one of whom desires to see him before the others. That these suggestions receive the careful attention of the school board and architects and be accepted in the spirit in which they are given. C. Martin plus V. Sullivan. s 3 After years of companionship, we have come to the end of one of the greatest steps in our career, and nowr we are about to part. For four long and happy years we have been companions in everything; you have made my school career a happy one. We have shared each others burdens and joys; from you have descended in copious streams the ideas that have made my school career a bright and joyous one. Friends—w’ho never left me in my moments of sorrow, but always put forth your best efforts to console me; friends—who never grew angry at me, when I irritated you; friends—wfho never tired or complained—Yes—dear school companions, you are treasures of thought and of inspiration; you shall always be in my memory. Other friends will come and go, but you of my high school days at Aquinas will linger on forever. Only death can dissolve our great union of love and fidelity. Thomas E. O’Neil. fifty-twoTHE ARETE thletic (Cxcrlsior! These have a claim to a lasting fame Who have carried Aquinas’s banner From east to west ’mid great acclaim With many and diverse honors. Honors won on hostile courts Where opponents loomed up strong, But the famous sons of Finn McCool Just couldn’t get in wrong. There’s Red, whose praises have been sung So long and loud and well That it’s quite beyond my humble powers His noted deeds to tell. And Joe has been the great despair Of many a scrappy lad Who wandered conquering to our shores, But left them very sad. The stumbling block of champions Is Toddy—Tonic’s child Who keeps them all from scoring While our team plays “Running Wild.” The cheers that followed Sully’s play Still echo in our ears; They’re well deserved—no doubt they’ll last Beyond the ken of years. In school, at play—where’er he goes Ted carries off the laurels; A scholar, sport and gentleman What need has he of heralds? Johnny’s career is to follow the sphere— Of high scoring he’s the sexton, The only bane of guards of fame His speed was what did wreck them. Tommy (if you’ll allow' this pun) Has surely made his “Mark” And Scotty flitting hither and yon Left devastation, stark. C. L. Martin. fifty-threeOUR CHAMPIONS OF THE EAST Hack row, left to right: Thomas Marks, guard; Leo Sullivan, guard; Gerald Burns, center; Edward Doyle, center; Joseph Kennedy, center and forward; John O'Reilly, forward. Front row : Manager Thomas Hrien; Thomas O’Neil, guard; Captain Thomas Mason, forward; Coach William McCarthy.THE ARETE (Dur (Efjamptonsi of tfje (Cast The most successful basketball season ever enjoyed by a Catholic High School team has just passed and the eight players who constituted the personnel of the squad have reassumed their positions as mere students. The schedule of games—twenty five in number against some of the greatest high school teams in the United States—has been completed, but there remains an enduring and fitting tribute of memory which always the mention of the 1924-25 quint will evoke. The team itself has been disbanded—five of the players have made their finale under the Maroon and White of Aquinas—but the record of the playing ability and of consistently laudable sportsmanship established this year will remain long a goal to which all future Aquinas teams will aspire. At the outset of the season Coach McCarthy was confronted by a most discouraging and trying prospect. Several members of the splendid team of the previous year, the team that established a world’s record at Chicago, had graduated. Others were debarred from playing by scholastic ineligibility, and an additional disappointment resulted from the failure of several likely candidates to maintain high standards in their studies, which eliminated all possibility of their playing. However, there still remained a most gratifying nucleus. To secure a creditable combination it was necessary for Mr. McCarthy to develop enough reserve material to support the veterans and to find satisfactory candidates for vacant positions. All fear on the part of the big Aquinas following as to the calibre of the team was dispelled after the first games, in which we won from Rush-ford High and Belmont High. The Aquinas Alumni team, composed of stars of other years who were in perfect physical condition, gave our quint its acid test three weeks after the season opened and to the present team’s credit it must be said that it performed exceptionally well against the Old Grads, so well in fact that it won 21 to 19 in a spectacular game. The rapid passing attack, the accurate shot-making and strong defense of the team in the first three games removed any doubt which may have existed as to what the remainder of the season would disclose. EIGHT GAMES IN MONTH Then came Painted Post, sectional champions of the public schools the year previous, intent upon inflicting defeat upon us. We won easily from the conquerers of Charlotte High team, which had eliminated Rochester East High from the N. Y. State public school championship. La Salle Academy, of Troy, with an unusual record and an impressive alignment of players, was our next victim. In that game our team played extraordinary basketball to exhibit its real spirit of aggressiveness. La Salle admittedly was our most powerful opponent to date, but the boys rose to the demands of the occasion admirably. They went out and won a glorious victory, achieved with probably more ease than anyone expected. Nichols Prep, of Buffalo; our old rivals, Canisius Prep; Cascadilla Prep, Masten Park High, of Buffalo, former state champions of the public schools and many others, came to conquer but returned home on the short end of the scoring. All accredit to them, every one. Each team sent fifty-fiveTHE A II E T E against us numbered as its members fine sportsmen and clean basketball players and in defeat they showed themselves to be thorough gentlemen and good losers. But now there remains for mention the real feature of the season, the most exhaustive and hard-fought campaign ever played by a team representing our school. In one month, from Friday, February 13, to Friday, March 13, Aquinas played eight games, an average of two a week, against the cream of New York State school-teams. Two games were played against C. B. A. of Syracuse; two against St. Joseph’s, of Buffalo; one against Canisius Prep on Buffalo’s court; one against St. Mary’s, of Frankfort; one against Cook Academy, and one against St. John’s, of Manlius, not to mention an exhibition game with the Rochester Central professional team. Without hesitation, without fear of contradiction, this succession of contests may be called the most ambitious that ever our school attempted. The current belief before this schedule was started upon was that Aquinas, with its lack of height and poundage, would do well to break even. An even break, in fact, would reflect very creditably upon the school. Everyone, even our most ardent supporters, had fears and misgivings. The pessimistic ones complained that the necessary strength and endurance for such an array of contests would wane considerably before the games were half played. Few dared to hope for a bright future, especially when Friday, the 13th of February, proved to be our nemesis. The first of the games was lost. C. B. A., at Syracuse, broke our winning streak of thirteen consecutive victories and handed us our first defeat of the season. If ever great basketball ability and hard-fighting, desperate spirit have been shown by an Aquinas team it was at that time. Discouraged by the Syracuse defeat, which literally broke the heart of every player, student and teacher of Aquinas, our team prepared for the return fray with C. B. A. with a tense and grim determination which boded ill for the Brothers five. After defeating St. Joseph’s, of Buffalo by 20 to 19, and by 23 to 20, in two hectic contests, Aquinas met C. B. A. on the Armory court on Friday, February 27. “THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY” In one of the most memorable and spectacular battles ever seen at the big drill-hall, before the biggest throng that witnessed a game, professional, collegiate or scholastic, in Rochester all season, Aquinas and C. B. A. lived up to the predications of Rochester in general that the game would be another “Battle of the Century.” And battle it was. The teams were in splendid condition, each had its regular lineup. The substitutes of both teams, on the side-lines, champed at the bit for the chance to play. The game started, and then—! Rochester papers proclaimed the contest to be the most thrilling game played in Rochester in years. The game, in the first half, became a gruelling one, but the cleanest brand of ball exhibited all season featured it. At half time C. B. A. led, 6 to 3. The 500 Syracuse rooters in the bleachers gloated. The second period began. The game, at every turn, seemed to gain in tension. The playing was spectacular on both sides and Aquinas fought desperately. At the end of the third quarter C. B. A. still led by two points. Our student body, cheering like mad, and chanting “Fight, Fight, fifty-nixTHE ARETE WATCHING A GAME Fight” to the fatigued players, was as great that night as the team itself. Three hard-working cheer-leaders, John Moynihan, Thomas Dwyer, and Gerald Callaghan, got more noise out of 450 students than most college cheering sections give forth at their big football games. Fast and furious was the play for the rest of the game as the players fought like tigers, C. B. A. to keep its lead; Aquinas to overcome it. In a spectacular finish that brought forth one of the wildest scenes imaginable on the part of the spectators, Aquinas gained a lead of one point and won the game 18 to 17. When the gun blazed away to end the fight people simply went wild. Dignified business men threw their hats into the air; women bit their nails and screamed, the Aquinas student body, with joy unrestrained, snaked their way through the down-town section singing the victory of the team, despite the zero weather that prevailed. Our only defeat had been avenged and the last lap of the season was entered upon with lighter hearts. Two extra periods were necessary at Buffalo before we won from Canisius Prep, 24 to 23, in another sensational display of basketball. St. Mary’s, of Frankfort, followed and we won easily. Cook Academy, a strong, husky crowd of players, fell before us next and then came the crucial game of the season, that with the eastern prep school champions, St. John’s Military Academy quint, of Manlius, a team which for years has stood for superlative prowess in basketball. Twice had that team won the University of Pennsylvania Tournament and was deservedly proclaimed the best prep school team in the east. fifty-sevenTHE ARETE MANLIUS DEFEATED Big, husky players they were, the Cadets, and fine sportsmen. Clean, too, were they. The game was another such game as the C. B. A. contest. Goaded on by the thought of going to Chicago with the eastern title, Aquinas played wonderful ball to win a 13 to 12 battle to gain the distinction of being the only high school team to wrench victory from the grasp of Manlius during the entire season. The game closed one of the most brilliant regular schedules ever enjoyed by Aquinas and gave the players the inspiration and confidence which they would need in the National Tournament the following week in Chicago. While Aquinas was in the west, Manlius went to Philadelphia and once more won the eastern championship. Little did anyone dream that within a week’s time Aquinas was to cut a mammoth swath in basketball circles throughout the entire United States. Little did anyone hope for the honors which our team attained in that great classic staged at Loyola University. But why review? Without going into details of the tournament, let us all cherish the fact that Aquinas won four games out of five, in four days, from some of the greatest high school teams on earth. Let us never forget that Aquinas reached the semi-finals, finally finished as the third best team in the country; that two of its players were chosen on the “All American” team picked by Chicago papers and tournament officials, and that one of those two stars, of all the 350 players to compete, was awarded the trophy and honor of being the most valuable man to his team in the tournament. It’ll ever be a pleasant memory, a memory cherished by every graduate and under-graduate of Aquinas, that grand old school of schools. Twenty-three victories in twenty-five games! A wonderful record! Let’s all say “Amen” to “God Bless our Fighting Irish.” BY A STUDENT. » $ $ The school owes a debt of gratitude to several members of the Class of 1925 for the efficient co-operation extended to the Aquinas basketball team at its home games. The labor of selling tickets and the work of seating customers after their entrance to the Hall is a most important factor in the staging of games of any kind and to the students named below we extend our heartiest thanks and appreciation. Their work was well done and we hope we’ll be as fortunate next season in being able to muster coworkers who will be as efficient as were the young men of the Senior Class who unselfishly gave of their time to aid the team. Don Brennan and Charles Martin were ticket-sellers. Edward Lintz was a splendid Chief-Usher, and the following were his assistants: Charles Keller, John Gabel, George Porier, Herman Ostrye, Malcolm McVean, John Malley, Anthony Gianni, John Wiest, Gerald Otto, Erwin McGuire and Milton Schwartzenberg. fifty-eightTHE ARETE £ije tKeam Aquinas 83—Rushford High, 16. Aquinas 85—Belmont High, 19. Aquinas 21—Aquinas Alumni, 19. Aquinas 30—Painted Post, 13. Aquinas 37—La Salle, of Troy, 21. Aquinas 31—Geneva High, 13. Aquinas 38—Nichols Prep, 16. Aquinas 30—Canisius Prep, 14. Aquinas 28—Masten Park High, 14. Aquinas 32—La Salle, at Troy, 25. Aquinas 20—St. Joe’s, of Buffalo, 19. Aquinas 48—Cascadilla Prep, 5. Aquinas 25—Auburn High, 17. ftecorb Aquinas 13—Syracuse C. B. A. 24. Aquinas 29—Cook Academy, 20. Aquinas 23—St. Joe’s, of Buffalo, 20. Aquinas 18—Syracuse C. B. A. 17. Aquinas 24—Canisius at Buffalo, 23. Aquinas 35—St. Mary’s, Frankfort, 8. Aquinas 13—St. John’s Manlius, 12. Aquinas 35—St. Patrick’s, No. Platte, Nebr. 9. Aquinas 21—Loyola Academy, Chi, 18. Aquinas 15—Rockhurst Ac’y, Kan. C. 14 Aquinas 15—Marquette Prep, Mil. 18. Aquinas 22—C. High, Decatur, Ind. 18. The individual scoring record of our team for the season shows “Red” Mason as Rochester’s only school-boy player to score 200 points. For the third successive season, Mason led all scholastic scorers. Joe Kennedy, with 175 points, ranked second to Mason among the scorers. Leo Sullivan, “All-American” guard, scored a total of 135 points. The record: Thomas Mason, forward Joseph Kennedy, center. Leo Sullivan, guard .... John O’Reilly, forward .. Edward Doyle, center. .. Thomas O’Neil, guard .. Thomas Marks, guard... John McNally, guard ... Gerald Burns, center. ... Games Goals Fouls Totals 25 83 38 204 25 69 37 175 24 55 25 135 22 45 12 102 25 39 6 84 22 21 14 56 17 16 1 33 1 4 0 8 7 1 0 2 Totals ...................................... 333 133 799 fifty-nineTHE A li E T E Leo Sullivan, guard, and Thomas Mason, forward, picked as “All American" Players by National Catholic Tournament Officials at Chicago By “Bill" McCarthy The honor of being selected by Loyola University officials at the National Catholic Tournament in Chicago in March as first string players on the Catholic High Schools “All American” quint belongs to Leo Sullivan and Thomas Mason, veterans of our basketball team, which finished third in the tourney after winning four of five games in four days at Loyola Gymnasium. And both players deserved the credit which tournament officials unselfishly gave them. The trophy, held by “Red” in the above photograph, is the Jack Schaak award won by our captain for being the most valuable player to his team in the tournament, the most cherished prize offered at the Loyola games. Leo and Tommy will go down in Aquinas history as two of the greatest basketball players ever to represent our splendid institution and I unhesitatingly place both on the “All Time All Aquinas Team” which several have asked me to set forth in this year’s “Arete”. My selections are my own personal opinions. Any other fellow’s choice may be as good, but 1 have discussed this lineup with several members of the Aquinas Alumni who agree, that on the whole, it would be difficult to choose a better team. The team I would choose would be composed of these players: Thomas Mason, 1924-1925, right forward; Richard Wegman, 1919-1920, left forward; Joseph Kennedy, 1924-1925, center; Leo Sullivan, 1923-1924, right guard; Harold “Butch” Clark, 1916-1917, left guard. It will be noted that I chose Sullivan upon his 1923-1924 record despite his being picked as an All American player this season. The reason, in a nutshell, is, I believe Leo played better ball last season. In going over the centers, pro and con, with fellows whose judgment I respect, Joe Kennedy received the call over Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Sheehan, and Albert Mason, pivot players of yesteryear. air tuTHE ARETE Jiational Catijolic tournament Loyola University Chicago, March 27, 1925. Rev. John E. Napier, Principal, Aquinas Institute, Rochester, New York. DearFather: This is a note of congratulation on the excellent showing of the Aquinas Institute basketball team made in the National Catholic Tournament at Loyola University. In the matter of courtesy and gentlemanly conduct, on the floor and off, the demeanor of the Aquinas team was exemplary. Only the fact that Aquinas went into the semi-finals deprived your school of the honor of winning the Boedecker Trophy for sportmanship for which it was the runner-up last year. There can be no better commentary on their exhibitions of basketball skill than that they won from Rockhurst Academy, of Kansas City, Mo., and in the end from Decatur Catholic High School. Both these teams were championship favorites from the start. We wish, too, to thank Aquinas Institute players for their hearty co-operation, and to extend to them our most sincere wishes for success in the future. Trusting that we may again enjoy the privilege of entertaining your gentlemanly athletes, I am, Sincerely yours, Roger Kii.ey. » $ £1 Basketball anb a baseball Stored away in a locker where a high school team keeps its athletic supplies are two members of the sports’ world equipment, a basketball and a baseball. An argument arose between the two in regard to which was the most useful. Looking down upon his much smaller rival the basketball remarked that at least he was much bigger than the little fellow used in the great American outdoor sport. To which, the little fellow replied, “Yes, but I am not full of air.” The basketball beamed down on the small thing, and with a look of pity replied, “Well it takes air to make the world live but I don’t need a club to drive me.” After quieting down for a few moments the big fellow again took up the argument and proclaimed to the little sphere that he lasted longer and was of more value. The baseball, now fully aroused, looked benig-nantly at his much heavier opponent and announced that he was hard enough to stand knocks, he didn’t have to be blown up and then laced. While such arguments were going on in regard to their relative merits, a number of voices were heard down the hall, and soon the locker was opened and both balls were put into use, each to do its own good, regardless of size or strength. Thomas E. O’Neil. gixty-oneTHE ARETE “3 Jfretffjman’fli Crtbutr” Five years ago, to our fair school, A red-haired freshman came. He soon grew very popular, “Red” Mason was his name. At basket ball he tried his hand, And on top he sure did come; He was so light and short and quick He made things fairly hum. The husky fellows tried to stop This red-headed, skinny kid. But to make him miss a basket Was a thing they rarely did. For three successive years he came As scorer to the top. Because this little red-head kid Had too much grit to stop. Unto a tournament he went, And was awarded there A prize for being the most helpful, One no big guy could scare. And his schoolmates at the station Cheered mightily his name And welcomed back this player Of state and nation fame. And now this likeable red head Will graduate this year, And we all wish him great success Wherever he goes from here. Harold Rock. OUR RESERVE TEAM Our Reserve team this season played a more difficult schedule than is usual for the second team, yet the quint played exceptionally fine ball to win fourteen out of eighteen games. In each case where there was a defeat, the Reserves also won from their conquerers, so all in all the season can be termed a splendid success. Captain “Ski” Flynn, forward, won high scoring honors with a total of 94 points. John De Vany was runner-up with 69 points. sixty-twoTHE ARETE Following is the team record of the Aquinas Reserves:— Reserves 28—13 Gaelics. Reserves 13—11 Dodgers. Reserves 19— 5 Rainbows. Reserves 18—11 Crimsons. Reserves 19—15 Kodak Park Reserves. Reserves 24—19 Braves. Reserves 13—10 Kodak Park Reserves. Reserves 20—26 E. Roch. Merrymakers. Reserves 20—11 E. Roch. Merrymakers. Reserves 10—11 Gaelics. Reserves 14—12 Sureshots. Reserves 14—23 St. Ambrose Empires. Reserves 24—18 Panthers. Reserves 23—18 St. Ambrose Empires. Reserves 10—15 Braves. Reserves 17—14 Washington Orioles. Reserves 2— 0 St. Ambrose Empires. (forfeit). Reserves 33—29 Panthers. Totals.. 321-261 Individual scoring record of the Reserves, as follows: Games Goals Fouls Totals John Flynn, forward 17 39 16 94 John De Vany, forward 17 22 25 69 John McNally, guard 15 22 8 52 Sebastian Schauseil, forward. .. 16 15 14 44 Philip Yawman, center 17 9 7 25 John Dorsey, guard 9 rr i 6 20 Frank Minella, guard 16 6 1 13 Thomas Slowe, center 4 1 2 4 Totals ...................................... 121 79 321 sixty-three. -—mm plays I Aqumas Five ST. PATRICKS IN At Chicago Fcj OPENING GAME Aquinas Institute Five Defeats Nebraska 1 Team Easily, 35 to 9 »7 LND CHRONICLE. SATl KILVV. MARCIT iRockhurst Five Picked AQUINAS FIVE To Will N. C. Tourney WINS OPENING .GAME EASILY Aquinas Five Will P]liy ChicagoChampionsTodaj AQUINAS IN SECOND CHICAGO WIN AQUINAS DEFEATS LOYOLA ACADEMY, 21 TO 18 IRISH SURPRISE BY VICTORY ON CHICAGO COURT Ito Sullivan, Despite Injured Hind, Stirs ‘ MASON FEATURES IN VICTORY OVER LOYOLA ACADEMY QUINT Irish to Meet Tough Foe in Kansas City Five To-day; Winner over Fort Wayne Entry. PLAYING OF MASON AND LEO SULLIVAN TALK OF CHICAGO AQUINAS DEFEATS ROCKHURST, 15-14 DOYLE'S FOUL GIVES AQUINAS VICTORY Places Rochester Quintet In Semi-Finals At Chicago! AQUINAS' SPURT COMES TOO LATE AGAINST MARQUETTE AQUINAS PLACES THIRD IN NATIONAL TOllRNEX— —T es A"place:' EASTON TEAM Aquinas QuiaTMakes A«-UiS1« SHOWS FINE FORM Remarkable Record ST. MEL’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONS NiMB S’.ir u Rocbe wr Beat Dec tar is Pmt ruu h RECEPTION ON RETURN HOME Big Crowd at Station to Creel Team Bach from Chicago Tournament:AQUINAS BASEBALL TEAM Back row, left to right: Leo Brona, John Keiber, Thomas Byrnes, George Manning Gerald Burns, George Schaad, John Riley, Louis FitzGerald. Front rows William McCarthy, Coach; Harold Kress, Charles Coyle; Edward Gundell, Captain; Thomas Marks, James Dunn, Manager. In front; “Billy" Cucci, mascot.THE ARETE £nglisl) assignments When Father Grady gives these assignments I wonder if he can foresee, All the work and inconvenience They will cause for you and me. But if he does, or if he doesn’t, The fact remains the same; We sweat, and toil, and labor And write ’til our ‘right’ is lame. And when it’s finally finished, We look it over—just for fun. We think, “That really isn’t so poor, In fact, it’s pretty well done.” We look it over, and say to ourselves; “We’ll probably get a ‘G’.” We look again and possibly, We think we might get “E”. Finally we get our paper back And we look around for the “E”, It isn't there—nor the “G”. Nothing but a great big “P”. This is certainly very discouraging, It makes us sore and sorer; There’s just one bit of satisfaction, We can’t get any lower. Eugene Lester. s $ Do you want the test of a good team? Well, watch how well the men who compose the team cooperate with each other. For cooperation, after all, is what goes for making the team successful. If a team lacks it, it will not succeed. Can a team go on forever winning, with just individual stars? No. The team trusting to individual stars will some day meet a smoothly working team, one which moves as a man and the result will be that no individual will be able to stop it. The greatest success therefore comes from cooperation with our fellowmen. Regardless of whatever field of endeavor we set out to conquer, we must have the assistance of our fellow workmen or we shall strike a rut and bring dismal failure upon ourselves. Therefore, get the assistance of your fellowmen and cooperate with them and your chances for success will be much brighter. Thomas E. O’Neil. nixty-nixTHE 4 II E T E THE ROOT OF THE EVIL One day early last September, when Father Grady was teaching one of his classes, he was annoyed by the increasing pandemonium in the next room. Finally, unable to bear it longer, he mounted a chair and looked over the partition. One of the fellows there seemed to be especially prominent in the festivities. Father Grady went over and, returning with the individual, commanded him to sit down and await sentence. “Now see if you can be quiet,” he said. About fifteen minutes later one of the fellows stuck his head in the door and said, in a meek voice: “Father, you’ve got our new teacher.” $ » $ llocal (Color (For Mr. J. Ryan and Mr. b. Loftus) I’m sane, sedate, I fain would state, My way of life is mild; Though calm, serene and meek I seem. My ties must all be wild. I dote on ties that sear the eyes With hectic red and green. And cherish best upon my vest Aurora’s blazing sheen. My ties must flash with vim and dash And color schemes outlandish, With stripes that feign a lightning chain, The zigs and zags they brandish. Now gaze upon this tie I don, With hues of glamour lush— My life I’ll stake, this rag would make The Prince of Wales blush. Jerry Otto. Hixty-scvenTHE ARETE CRAZY-QUILT HORIZONTAL 1. A man we all cherish. 9. River (Spanish). 10. A nephew of Abraham. 12. A local daily (abr.). 14. A simpleton. 16. An exclamation of surprise. 17. Employ. 19. Modern. 20. A large vessel. 21. A valley. 23. A prophet. 24. A thoroughfare. 25. Male offspring. 26. Abhor. 29. Something owed. 31. A beverage. 32. Exclamation of disgust. 34. Also. 35. Pound. 36. Part of a coat collar. 38. Conjunction. 39. A headpiece. 40. Permit. 42. A despised kind of student. VERTICAL 2. Sullix denoting agency. 3. Vigor. 4. Midday. 5. Agricultural implement. 6. A group of atoms. 7. And (Latin). 8. A limbo established for outcasts and as a place for cogitation. 11. Storeroom for chemicals and battered machinery. 13. A country south of Canada and north of Mexico. 15. Aquinas player. 16. Tint. 18. Exalt. 20. Principle. 22. Nightfall. 23. Turf. 27. A vestment. 28. To lick up. 30. An exclamation to frighten. 32. A lavation. 33. A ship’s steering apparatus. 36. Same as 28 vertical. 37. A sign of the zodiac. Also, a basketball player. 39. A call or greeting. 41. A President of the United States (initials). Ed. Note: Stutz is to blame for this puzzle. (Turn back to the ads. for the answer.) nixty-eif htTHE ARETE sixty-nineTHE ARETE (Clfc fetter Part of Valor Yass, Judge. Ah was dere when the fust Of the fight begun. Uh-huh, Ah was somewhere else When the fight was done. Ah ain’ no coward, Judge, Ah ain’ as a rule; Dis coon’s no coward—but man, He ain’ no fool! Uh-huh, dere was one shot As Ah passed dat do’. Yo’ says it was three, Judge? Well, Ah heard no mo’. When Ah heard dat shot, Judge,—Lawd, It sho’ go whiz!— Ah says, “Yo’ nigger, get hence From whare yo’ is!” Ah ain’ no coward, but if somebody Starts to shoot, Wharever Ah’m bound, Ah gen’ly Change mah route. An’ wharever Ah am, if de shootin’ Starts near me, Wharever Ah ain’ is the place Ah’s gwine to be. G. Kuiava. ® (Tilings anti -persons (KLliio (L(Uill IBe ittiSSmg at tlje iirtu diool 1. Bridgie Weber’s Store. (Study hall annex). 2. Brown Square. 3. The best basketball team ever turned out at Aquinas. 4. The paste-board student office. 5. The watering trough. 6. Young Italy. 7. That queer odor. 8. The senior class of this year. 9. The drinking fountains that never work. 10. The huge campus. 11. The portable desks in the study hall. 12. All the good times that we experienced on Frank Street. 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Jerry Otto. s ANOTHER STRATUM During the war an American negro was captured by the Germans, and when he was recovered, after suffering many hardships, two privates were assigned the task of stripping and washing him. After ducking him in a stream, they assailed him with murderous stiff brushes. One of the privates sought his officer to make a report. “It’s no use,” he said. “We’ve washed him for three hours, but it’s no use.” “What do you mean?” demanded the officer angrily. “Why sir,” said the private, “after scrubbin’ him till we were lame, I’ll be hanged if we didn’t come to another uniform.” seventy-twoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOC I | DARROW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS I 8 ...... I We offer to the young people oj Rochester and vicinity: § (1) A friendly school where sincere personal interest and § cooperation among students and faculty are evident. 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Its instincts for philosophy can be satisfied by the profound speculating of the mental expert, for logic by the reflective thinking of the diagnostician. Exact science can be had in the laboratories of clinical and experimental research. A perfect combination of manual and mental dexterity can be aquired by the practice of the surgeon’s art, and if one loves intimate social and professional contact with humanity what calling offers better opportunities than that of the family doctor? Is there a need here for round peg and square hole incongruities? But deeds of head and hand alone do not suffice to make the short span of life complete. We must exercise the faculties of the heart, for it is the human heart by which most of us live. There must be service and the physician is rivaled only by the priest in the opportunities and demands for rendering service. Medical practice by its inherent nature attunes one to humanity (humanity with its frills and furbelows, tinctured at once with the meanest vices and sublimest virtues, but with all deliciously compounded) and makes one both an accomplished actor and an appreciative spectator in the drama of life. An Alumnus M. D„ T6. SCHOOL SPIRIT Why is it that a high school or a college athletic contest is so full of interest and attraction? Why is it that we can witness a professional contest and yet fail almost entirely to find this inspiring force? What is it that makes the popularity of the scholastic contest? The answer is— School Spirit. It is that spirit in which the game is played for the honor of the school or college, for the glory of the game itself, free from the taint of selfish interest and full of the spirit of self-sacrifice and courage. The players ask for no financial compensation—money would be too mean a consideration. Their pay is the highest—the consciousness of self-sacrifice for a high ideal. This ideal it is that teaches the lesson of team play and co-operation. And it is for this ideal the player abstains, suffers, works and endures. He stands forth as a guardian of school or college honor ready to sacrifice to the limit. There is no place here for the man who would not give all for his school. School spirit breathes a personality into the school. It is the one thing in common that all students may share, no matter how diversified their interest otherwise. For this reason it affords the biggest expression of spirit—a spirit that is not confined to students alone. The old grads cling to, and treasure this spirit, which furnishes many occasions for re-unions, home-comings, and memories to linger over. It is the function of the school to teach this school spirit—by showing how captivating and wholesome are these games. 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The tuition payers are watching the players, Forgetting the while all their burdens and wrongs. The Aquinas commandant is saying “The pennant Will come to our school where it surely belongs.” The lounger and toiler, the spoiled and the spoiler, Are whooping together like boys at a fair; And foes of long standing as one are demanding The blood of the umpire, his hide and his hair. The game is progressing, now punk and distressing— Our boys are all rattled, each supporter groans! But see how they rally—O, scorer, keep tally! We’ll win at the finish. I’ll bet seven bones! The long game is ended, we students have wended Back to our studies, our cares and our joys, Once more grave and steady—and yet ever ready To stake a few plunks on our own bunch of boys! Ray Nier and Son. s 31 Jfaux 3as Recall that song of the sprightly youth Whose fairest flower perished— That doleful tale to make one wail, Once read, is ever cherished. The hapless lad, he makes one sad, With his vain but princely love; At the bier of his dear, the queenly dead, He moves the heavens above. Now, a raconteur once took the stage, But his song was short-curtailed— No audience could curb its rage With art so gross-assailed. They flayed him hard, for the heinous bard No judgment did evince, But made a pun of “deadly queen,” And gibed the “lovely prince.” Jerry Otto. eighty-fourooooooooooooooooooooooo oox o»oomo ooo x oo'oo'C oooooooooooooooo g g FOUNDED IN 1841 O FORDHAM UNIVERSITY ADJOINING BRONX PARK, NEW YORK CITY Conducted by the Jesuit Fathers The Largest Catholic Educational Institution iti America 6,233 STUDENTS IN 1924-1925 g COLLEGE: LAW: GRADUATE SCHOOL and EXTENSION- « SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE: PHARMACY: ACCOUNTANCY and BUSINESS LAW: PRE-LAW: SUMMER SCHOOL: g HOARDING and DAY STUDENTS REV. WILLIAM J. DUANE, S.J., President IT IS A WONDERFUL THING TO BE YOUNG with life ahead of you. 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Rochester, N.Y. felicitations, (flass of 25, cAquinas Institute WK congratulate the members of the class of ’25 of the Aquinas Institute upon having completed the prescribed course of study necessary for graduation, and wish them full measure of health, happiness and prosperity in the years that are to come. We trust that they will early form the habit of making the Greater McCurdy Store their shopping headquarters. McCURDY COMPANY, Inc. WHOLESALE RETAIL YOUNG’S Shell Oyster and tyish e"Market 114 MAIN STREET WEST All Kinds of Sea Food in Season We Deliver Phones: Main 3985 Main 7993 o k 0OOo:o:ooq k o kh ooo 8 oooo mk ooo ooo:ckk ooooc c)c ooooo oooooooo eighty-sevenTHE ARETE Cotoarb or flat Reluctantly the tired traveler left the warm, cozy log fire of the village inn where for several hours he had been listening to the weird stories that tradition had woven about the remote little hamlet where he was stopping and slipped out into the dark night. The shortest way to his lodgings led through the unlighted village street and across the old parish churchyard. As he passed under the ancient ivy-mantled gate into the burial ground he gave a slight involuntary shudder when the deep, solemn chimes of the witching hours tolled slowly out from the clock in the church steeple. He laughed his fears and fancies away, how'ever, and passed dowrn the long avenue of white crosses, grey vaults and somber tombstones. At the end of the path he came upon a freshly dug grave, a black, yawning abyss Hanked on one side—his heart seemed to stop from sheer fright— for there at the very apex of the mound, its sepulchral whiteness accentuated by the grim surrounding darkness, was a bleached human skull. Its eyeless sockets and grinning teeth mockingly barred his progress. Then—great heavens!—he saw it move. Seized more with the desperation of fear than bravery he determined to solve the mystery. He advanced two or three steps up the mound when the blood froze in his veins for the skull started to come in his direction, at first slowly and then faster and faster. Of the exact time it took to retreat to the inn he did not know but he was willing to swear that it was the record for the distance. Explanations followed the next day. The grave digger in excavating for the new grave had found an old skull and had placed it on the top of the mound so that it would remind him to reinter it. A frog had by some means got into the skull and could not get out. Hearing footsteps in its direction it had made one supreme effort to escape and in its struggles had overbalanced the skull and caused it to roll down the incline of the mound. So on his return home the traveler had an extraordinary experience to relate to his friends. Philip H. Goeltz. $ j Sin (Exposure! Vaccination: A means of torture (originated by Jules Vaccine, a prominent French scientist) supposed to be beneficial to the health. An authorized physician violently thrusts a crochet needle into one of the members of the body, and wrenches it thrice. Wretches wrho swoon are filed away in corners until they regain consciousness. The inoculation is considered a huge success if the hapless victim, a fewr days later, suffers delerium tremens, virtigo, amnesia, lesions in the mangled limb, and sundry other agonies. If his w-ay of life pursues its even tenor serene and blissful except for the initial shock, the operation has been a dismal failure, and must be repeated! These sententious paragraphs should dispel a fallacy that has become current, namely, that vaccination has something to do with cows. It has not, the opinion of Webster to the contrary notwithstanding. 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GLEN. 477-478 WE DELIVER o o i to o oo'o o;o co:ooo.o:oo o«cfowo«w:o:o:o.ow:o. o:o.o:o:o M .o.oo: so oo oo ninety-fiveTHE ARETE l£)et inspiration Behold! We can now comprehend the excellence of drink as a spur to the imagination and the creative faculties, as in the case of Poe. How otherwise could we account for the wealth of narrative and argumentative skill with which the habitues of the adjacent street-corners are endowed? These rollicking and convivial spirits are in evidence much of the time, seeking, during the exodus at 2.30, especially, targets for their eloquence among us liberated delvers in knowledge. On one occasion, when a knot of us were awaiting our respective cars on State Street, a burly individual of great altitude singled me out from a distance. After coyly yawing and veering about, he shambled near with a doleful plea: “Shay, buddy, I’m a cripple, ’n’ I want to get up to Main Street. A farmer up there owes me $35. Now you got a kind face—could you help a feller? I just need car-fare to get to Main Street.” I assured the poor gentleman that I was prostrated with grief at having but one car check, which had to take me two and a half miles. “Thass perfec’ly aw-right,” he said with commiseration of which only one of that gentry could be capable. “You a student at the high school, lad?” I confessed it. “Shay, buddy, I’m studyin’ too! I’m gonna make it sho airplanes won’t fall down!” This he confided in a low, strained tone, with a facial contortion that evolved into a pageantry of winks. “Good!” I applauded him; “there’s a $100,000 prize for that. I hope—” But he was waxing so affectionate at these confidences that I sidled toward my oncoming car to escape an embrace that seemed to impend. “So-long, buddy!” he shouted tenderly as I was borne off. “By Gosh, I’ll get that prize!” He was still waving his zealous adieux when the landscape intervened. Another of the ilk approached me with a humbler supplication, exploiting the threadbare entreaty for five cents to get a much needed bowl of soup at Weber’s (while he produced a cigaret from a full pack). I was about to reproach him for lack of originality, when he lured a huge green pepper from a pocket, leering at it with amorous eyes. He consumed the thing in two monstrous gulps, while I stood there speechless and appalled. “O-o-oh!” he sighed, rubbing his periphery, “those onions are good! That’s all they used to feed us when I was at Harvard.” • Jerry Otto. •$ “THE ATHENS OF AMERICA” Boston is really exemplary in its devotion to literature. 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Portable Talking Machine SI9.50 Deninger, Price Cutter 335 North Street o o 8 o o s $ o o s o o o o oV S o § s :• o © o o o o o o © o © o © O o o And a new high-class Prescription Pharmacy at 35 Chestnut street, opposite new K. of C. building. cd E QjJ X ij -3 ll -E 3 L 3 ““ . -jtf qq ■g a N £ © —. mm Wr c 3 — jao - ml. c .£ © u H r CD ■3 c f z £ S s S -c c -n c x Jz 3 0 C 53 SS 0) CQ 3 O i- Z) 2 JD Es« 3 GO k. 0 k 1 Z u § QC k td e a u X J. »- o o c tl K O g 2 a o • r CM 1 c JP O c o -C CO CO CO z PU X H uu Dd CQ S' s 3 3 § c w u k o T5 § c a O a; a » —3 oo Tf Cj 5 o rt s, fc-3 C Q! 1 s o g ca CL) s "Tj Qk w 53 CQ P C Z H co W CQ io 0) 3 O -c QTHE ARETE THE ONE-TRACK MIND The modern mind—what vivid pictures arise in our thoughts at the mere mention of it. In the imagination we see the tremendous stores of power and energy controlled by the master intellect. Light, heat, power in general, all come under its influence and give up their wealth for the benefit of man. Indeed, it is evidently a mind little dreamed of by the ancient philosopher. All about us we see its effects. Surely it itself is close by. We converse with the factory worker, in search of it. “Will the Giants stage a comeback this year?” is appropiately answered by us, so also our answer “It does look like rain,” settles another query. We are also treated to various bits of information such as, a proposed raise, the next picnic, the price of tires compared with last year’s quotation, a new angle of an interesting double murder, and so forth. We in turn attempt a discussion of literature. An amused smile is the response together with some light banter. Mention of the arts brings forth a broader smile writh a remark about “them nuts.” Latest theories in science cause a blank look followed by the familiar “Ask me something easy.” Sadly deceived we consult the business head, thinking “This man is the object of our search.” But we soon see our mistake on listening to his conversation, having the general run, “Business dropping off a little this spring, but last year was a big year. Raked in ’steen thousand dollars. Big orders everywhere. Got to go that Blank firm one better this year or wre’ll lose out.” This seems to be his total interest and knowledge. Thus we can go through the world from the shop worker to the most learned with their egotistical ideas. Of course there are some who are the broad-minded pioneers leading the world onward—a world sadly afflicted with taking things for granted, or setting in motion violent and unreasonable prejudices against progress. With few exceptions it may safely be asked “Where is the modern mind in the world to-day?” K. Ahern. s » HANDS I was riding to school one morning in the street car, listlessly opening a chemistry book, when an Italian laborer seated himself beside me and folded a pair of toil-knotted paws on his lap. I fell to measuring his character from his hands. My eyes naturally weighed them against my own, which appeared, in comparison, white, spatulate, fine. I continued my study, until the Italian, with a smile and a murmur, relinquished his seat. An elderly woman took his place. Again I saw those knobby hands —now gripping a support, beside others—small, feminine. I, still complacent, sat musing on my hands that were so expressively fine—the hands of a gentleman. G. F. 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On the fatal day, the courtroom was all serene, with the attorneys, judge, jury and bailiffs nodding peacefully —until the prisoner surged into the court, manacled to Officer Gumshoe Pussyfoot. He was protesting mightily. Something great, squawking and extraordinary was fixed to his coat tails. It was little Oscar, Antonio’s progeny. A bailiff had to hit little Oscar several times to keep him from biting the officer. But soon the two were so tickled by the attentions of the bailiffs that they suspended hostilities. The District Attorney opened the case. It was a case of alleged rat posion. He took out of it demijohns, a vat, a Bible, some overalls, and flasks of the raticide. He hung these on the evidence rack. Under the rack was sleeping the rest of the evidence—the youthful “Gentleman John.” Everything else was opened. When the District Attorney opened one of the jugs, the jury opened their eyes. Little Oscar’s mouth was open most of the time. Then the prosecution was opened. The District Attorney ranted at length and with great violence. “Gentlemen of the jury,” he besought, in his peroration, “I appeal to your sense of civic rectitude and national piety and sentiment and intelligence and—” But the familiar aroma emanating from the rat posion was appealing more strongly to the jury’s sense of smell. They ogled it amorously. Professor Beetlebrow was requested to discourse on behalf of the Prosecution. The disinguished chemist was waxing scientific when he forgot how to pronounce epilepsy. He got stage-fright and went all to pieces. He fainted. The court nurses wheeled out the pieces on the tea-wagon. Next! Officer Pussyfoot ensconced himself in a lordly manner on the stand. He condescended to remove his hat at the insistence of the sheriff. His star glittered—and his eye—and his mustache. He delivered his testimony, bending it up and down furiously (the mustache). “It was on Front Street,” he testified hoarsely. The Prosecuting Attorney looked over at the Defense mockingly. It was clearly proven—the prisoner had been making the poison in the basement of the Front Street rooming house. The proprietor, Pat O’Halloran, had become suspicious, and hence the arrest by the officer. When words failed that dignitary in his emotion, he was asked to identify the evidence. He identified half a pint or more, while the jury watched in agony. Then Officer Pussyfoot staggered weakly from the stand, and plunged over to the nearest table that he could lie under. The rigors of the trial had played havoc even on his iron constitution. Little Oscar spilled some of the rat posion on him, and it burst into flame. But Officer Pussyfoot was fire-proof. (continued on page 112) one hundred fourOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 0 1 C. F. Ranzenbach ANI) SON Dealers in FRESH AND SALT MEATS Vegetables, Poultry, Etc. 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High Quality Fruit and Formerly Deusing Ziers Vegetable Stores Manufacturers of 823 Dewey Avenue Light and Heavy Commercial 1487 Dewey Avenue Vehicles Automobile Truck Bodies Glen wood 3995 Glen wood 1999 and Tops 340 Arnett Blvd. In the Rear of 178 Main West Genesee 4037 COMPLIMENTS OF Huntley’s Confectionery Teall’s and Bartholomav Lake Avenue Food Shoppe Ice Cream H. M. JOHNSON Cigars and Stationery 7 PULLMAN AVENUE 1178 Dewey Avenue Glen wood 975 KIRBY BROS. Kolb’s Toggery Shoppe Tailoring and Men's Wear Meat Market 1282 Dewey Avenue and Bakery The Store for Dad and Lad Cleaning, Pressingand Repairing (lien wood 109-110 Work Called For and Delivered 1172 Dewey Avenue Glenwood 1864 o o o o o o o o © o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.00 one hundred nevenTHE ARETE (continued from page 20) the man, without his pen, stripped of his literary eminence and supremity, is he not a most unlovable and stern character? While Milton possessed genius and unusual skill, it is impossible to estimate in what degree his poetry would have been enhanced by Catholic inspiration and reverent piety. In his poetry we can perceive, at times, underlying an exquisite and beautiful veneer, a shallow and somewhat wistful or pathetic lack of realization and admission of God, and this deficiency opens, to the critical thinker, a colossal vein of wonderment and regret, that religion and the Supreme Being, as we see Him, occupy so trivial and infrequent a part of these sublime works. But again let us progress. We now approach Pope, Dryden, and Jonson, of whom our Church called the former two her own. jonson, to our intense regret, was not a Catholic, but in every respect he was a true Christian gentleman, a cultured and learned student, and an erudite and profound writer. However, in him we can discern an admiration and respect for our faith, and many proofs have been advanced to demonstrate his leaning to Catholicism. Pope and Dryden, while nominally of our Church, were none too devout and sincere in their beliefs. However, during both their lives is existent a constant realization of the authority of the Church, and a spasmodic but consistent return to the consolations and professions of religion. But in the seventeenth, eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the tide of Catholicity was at its low ebb, in spite of really talented men of letters who professed the faith. An age of despondency and of practically general severing of ties of religion and reason was extant for a time, and of that period the literary luminaries, while refulgent in these powers, were mentally a race of erratic, weak, moronistic but brilliant radicals. Traces of insanity were visible in many, others were drug addicts, numerous among them were atheists and unbelievers. A general necessity for religion and confidence in God became evident and, while the literary output was structurally excellent, profundity of thought, especially in poets, extremists as they were, was noticeably absent. Then was ushered in the Victorian age, its burst of splendor and liberality, its instroduction of freedom and its influx of literary artists. Tennyson, logically, is the word that now occurs to us; I shall dismiss with but a passing notice to call to your attention a superb stylist, a subtle and witty, profound and satirical, deep and critical writer of prose, who, it is the belief of many, competent to comment, will never be surpassed for lucidity of expression, structure and form of sentence and paragraph, and facile and observant thought. John Cardinal Newman is, to the student of English, the outstanding figure of his time. A true and ardent Catholic, the prelate was most tolerant and liberal in belief and policy, and an author who elicited praise from the most critical and discriminating of reviewers. In addition to this bright light we Catholics of the present day have numerous others whom we regard with proprietary pride. Compton Mackenzie, highly praised today, Belloc, Chesterton, Benson, the outstanding one hundred eightTHE ARETE figures in the modern literary hall of fame, all profess our religion. Francis Thompson was a sincere Catholic, and his works, well rhymed and beautiful, reflect the edifying thoughts and ideals instilled in him by his religion. Many among the moderns must be neglected, as were many more among the older ages; enough in every era have been cited to cover the desired scope necessary to prove my opinion to those who coincide or agree to a reasonable extent. All through the ages has Catholicity been the faith of many of our most representative writers, and, it may easily be admitted, its effect on its people has been one rather of inspiration than of restraint or detriment. To those who feel that the Church, or belief in its dogma, entails loss of personal liberty and consequent individual obscurity, with a logical decrease or deterioration in self-expression, the preceding may be termed the Catholic answer, for these are facts calculated to really convince a reader amenable to reasonable persuasion. There are probably those who do not consider those cited to be conclusive reasons or defending statements; they cannot but credit the veracity of the facts, however, and if but a fair interpretation and reception of my statements results from the reading of this my aim will have been satisfied, for a great many points of disagreement and skepticism will have been eliminated. E. P. Doyle. SOLVED one hundred nineTHE ARETE 5t -onJ j{o h 0«cvK-«nce ft - ' — r f Scho.l-g»l c.on,p e K Ton ' u 4 PR£ PAR-ATo y CcudSf « ST. 00 v FAct' ANH£x - -CAR V a'C Ho IV To Co THROOCH Trtf school WiTf»«v"P 5£tTivS £0 ST one hundred tenM. E. Cramer Monroe Market Gents’ Furnishings Confectionery School Supplies Notions 1042 DEWEY AVE. Opposite Fire House Choice Meat and Poultry Try Our Delicious Coney Island Hots 1685 686 8 3 3 Dewey Avenue La May Drug Co. DRUGS, CIGARS AND SUNDRIES 858 DEWEY AVENUE. Cor. DRIVING PARK AVENUE Both Phones Prompt Delivery Prompt Service Clean Coal Williams Coal Co. Quality Coal 871 Dewey Ave. Cor. Driving Pk Glen wood 163 Schaefer Bros. H. F. Doell Provisions. Meats, Vegetables Home Made Sausage 1050 Dewey Ave. 315 Bay St. Glen. 2640-2641 Culver 2193 WE DELIVER Qroceries Vakeel Qoods—cMeats Phones: Glen wood 34 and 35 1050 Dewey Ave. Cor. Birr St. WE DELIVER If it's from Howell’s Bakery IT’S THE BEST G ettwood 1654 1436 Dewey Avenue Quinn Paul Choice Meats. Poultry and Vegetables at Reasonable Prices Courteous Attention — Prompt Service 1 442 Dewey Ave. XtOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hundred evelen OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH ! 8 o p o o s o o o o o o o o D O o o o o o o o oTHE ARETE (continued from page 104) Then cometh Patrick O’Halloran. His enthusiasm is not yet quenched, though he has been looking long but vainly for the bar. He is sworn in. He raises his left hand, then at the suggestion of the clerk, his right. Finally, he raises both fists, as he commits himself to tell the “holy truth,” and apprizes the court that he can lick anything that ever made a track in the sand. “How do you know,” rumbled Noe Moore, the Attorney for the Defense, “that the prisoner, your tenant, was making this ‘booze,’ as my colleague vulgarly insists?” “Well, sor,” pondered the landlord, “Oi observed the non-paralleled conduct of the rats iver sinct Oi leased me cellar to the dago. Yis, sor, ’twas meself that diskivered the beasts drunk as lords sleepin’ under the sink whin they belonged back of the radiator.” “He lie! He lie!” shrieked the prisoner, in rage so unbounded that he was unable to speak. “He w’as da partner! We maka da whisky—no, no!— da rata poison!” “I object,” said Noe Moore quickly. “Friends of the prisoner should not be made to testify.” Pat was satisfied. His testimony was over anyhow. When they cabled Antonio to the benches, he timidly crawled out from behind the witness stand, where he had taken refuge, and scuttled over to the Prosecution. The prisoner was mollified with a ball and chain, and to quiet little Oscar they gave him the mission clock to play with. Bedlam was restored when a loud and wheezy song floated up from under the evidence rack. The District Attorney kicked the evidence in the stomach. It was his turn anyway. “Conductor,” said the evidence, very thickly, “is thish where I get off?” It was—because the jury didn’t have any questions to put. They wanted to rush it and test the evidence. But first Attorney Noe Moore made a perfunctory oration for the Defense, yawning between sentences. His case was practically proved. The Rev. Josiah White, pastor of the First Colored Rehearsalist Church, testified that the accused was a faithful church-goer, and had been returning thence when apprehended. “Strange!” barked the District Attorney. “My witness testified that he was home running his stills on the night of November first—the prisoner was.” Then light broke out all over his face like a nimbus, and he turned on his opponent with a roar. “Ah! I have done the impossible—I have solved the mystery! Sir, somebody has been lying!” One attorney dashed over to the other, and seizing him by the throat, smote him many times on the face. It doesn’t matter which was which, because they both did it. The witnesses gathered about in a circle and began to place bets of even money. Then the bailiffs mobilized. The engagement ended with no harm done. The court undertaker took out the Rev. Josiah White and a bailiff on a stretcher (they had been slain). one hundred twelve (continued on page 114)000000000000.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 H. HOWCRAFT 363 Lexington Avenue (Corner Dewey) School Supplies, potions, Candy Cigars and Ice Cream Sporting Goods, Fishing Tackle Glen wood 4960 Use Tat’sQritSoap For GREASY HANDS TATLOCK BROS., Inc. Bird-baths $15 Standing full table height with tapering bowl and graceful pedestal indicate the economy of Norris-tone Lawn and Garden Decorations. Norristone Studio, 107 Norris St. s x Mj G.W. Henner Oldsniobile Motor Cars STEWART TRUCKS 980-1000 Main St. East Slone 1877 A. J. TUCKER Dry (ioods and Man's Furnishings Dewev Avenue cor. Magee SIDNEY MATTHEWS Hoofing AND Heating Furnaces and Repairing 1462 Dewey Ave. Glen. 531 Crescent-Puritan The Soft Water Laundry Dewey Ave., Corner Palm St. Phone Glen w ood 86(1 M. L. WELSH Uictor — Uictrolas RECORDS and SUPPLIES MUSICAL MERCHANDISE Easy Payments 671 Monroe Ave. Slone 3731) • OOOOOOOCHX OO OO H WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO one hundred thirteenTHE ARETE (continued from page 112) Did the prisoner wish to take the stand in his own defense? Rather! Antonio leaped at the stand, dragging benches, bailiffs, Noe Moore, and much more, with him. When he had been pacified by force he was gyved to the stand. Where had the prisoner been born ? Boston. “Give him twenty years!” yelled a juror. “Tar and feather him!” another demanded. Jurors have a notorous aversion for that hamlet, because their temperament abominates beans. Antonio was bending over to tie his shoe lace when little Oscar gave a childish bellow of delight, and snatched something shiny from his sire’s hip pocket. He turned full on the Judge, with a fiendish expression. Aiming the gun (that’s what it was) at the Judge with both hands and a whoop or two, he fired point-blank. He shot the Judge through the cravat. The Judge sank out of sight in a welter of broken furniture. Little Oscar faced the jury. They scrambled about under the benches. He closed one eye—the other. He pulled the trigger with both hands, but it stuck. Then the Judge’s head appeared through a hole in the desk. “Sheriff!” he shrieked weakly, “Shackle the felon!” While little Oscar was closing his eyes and pulling the trigger at the jury, the bailiffs cautiously stalked him, warming about the floor on all fours. They stole up on him. They rushed like the light brigade. They leapt on his back and bore him to the rug. They manacled him. They put him on his stool. Then they took the gun away and gave it back to Antonio. The Judge was getting very hectic, gaveling the judicial bench. And the jury was rising again, too, like truth crushed to earth. His Honor turned to the prisoner, who was putting a fresh cartridge into the gun. “The court fines the prisoner five dollars,” he choked rabidly, “for carrying concealed arms, assault and battery, contempt of court, misanthropy, corpus delicti and attempted murder! Sheriff, close the court!” The jury accepted the evidence reluctantly, and solemnly withdrew. Gentleman John slumbered. Little Oscar and the prisoner were coaxed out by Officer Pussyfoot. The four remaining bailiffs were playing solitaire together on the clerk’s desk. They frequently inspected the rat posion, lest somebody (else) destroy the evidence. Gentleman John was singing La Paloma by the rest of the evidence. Officer Pussyfoot enlisted the aid of the bailiffs to bring in the prisoner and family, but both wrere tractable. Poor Antonio was trying manfully to whistle, as he puffed at a stogy. Little Oscar was eating a dog-biscuit. The sheriff silenced Gentleman John and opened the court. (concluded on page 117) one hundred fourteenTHE A R E T E Index to Advertisers A American Taxicab Co........ 91 Art Print Shop 86 B Baker Art (Haas Co. . . 106 Barnard. Porter A ReminKton. 106 Barr A Creelman Co..............79 Bauach A Lomb Optical Co. 77 Betlem. Anton ..................94 Betsy Ross Candy Co. .......... 98 Blauw Bros.. Inc. . 99 Boucher. Geo. T. 105 Brethen. J. 8........... . 99 Brown Bros. Co. . 90 Burr A Starkweather Co. . . 106 C Carroll. James A. 81 Central Laundry A Supply Co. 85 Co-Operative Foundry ...........81 Conway A Bro.. H. L.............81 Costich A Sons. B. G. 77 Cramer Drug Stores , 95 Cramer. M. E. . . Ill Crescent-Puritan Laundry .113 I) Davis Shoe Stores. Inc.. John 93 Darrow School of Business 73 Deninger, A. J. . 98 De Visser Bros. 97 De Witte. H. A. 98 Doell. H. F................... Ill E Kdelman Coal Co. . . 81 Ernst Sons, Louis ............. 82 Eyer. Chas. L...................97 F Farmen. Florist ................99 Fee Bros. 91 Flanigan Furniture Co...... 101 Fordham University .............85 Fromm Bros. .................. 103 Furlong Studio 97 G Garnham. J. H. . 107 Gorsline A Swan Constr'n Co. 78 H Henner. G. W. 113 Hewer. H. W.....................94 High Speed Hammer Co............95 Howcraft. H. ................. 113 Howe A Bassett Co. ... 93 Howe A Rogers Co. ..............97 Howell's Bakery................Ill Huber Electric Co.. T. R. 101 Huntley. Geo. . . 107 K Kennedy A Co. .................. 77 Keystone Carting Co. 98 Kirby Bros. 107 Kolb's Toggery Shop 107 L Lake Avenue Food Shop 107 La May Drug Co................. Ill Lechleitner. C. P. 106 Leary. Edward B. ...... 108 Likly Stores. Inc.............. 101 Lots A Rathke 91 Me McAnarney, F. J. 90 McConnell. John S. 86 McCormick. Wm. A. 89 McCurdy A Co., Inc. ........... 87 McFarlin Clothing Co. . . 106 M Macauley-Fien Milling Co. 99 Maid Drug Co.. Inc. . . . 105 Maier’s Sons. L. W. 93 Manhattan Lunch 79 Marrion Co.. T. H. 106 Masline Piano Co. ............. 95 Matthews. Sidney 113 "Max.” the Florist ............108 Mechanics Institute ........... 85 Meng-Shafer-Held 107 Monroe Market 111 Myers, Sons. G. H. 102 N Norris. J. Frank 113 North West Foundries. Inc. 81 O Oberlies. W. A. 105 Oertel. E......................107 O'Reilly's Sons. Bernard 101 Osburn House. The 102 Ottman Bros. 102 Oxford Clothes Shop 89 P Page A Shaw 98 Predmore, Wm. F................ 98 Q Quinn A Paul ...................Ill R Ranzenbach A Son. C. F. . 105 Rochester Box A Lumber Co. 82 Rochester Business Institute 71 Rochester Gas A Electric Corp. 74 Rochester Packing Co. 87 Rochester Savings Bank ... 78 Rogers. W. E. 105 Rooney. E. J. . . . . 105 Rubadou's ..................... 101 Rugg. C. H. Co.................. 75 Russer's Market . 98 S St. Bonaventure's College 83 Schaefer Bros. Ill Scharr A Co.. August 107 Schmidt. Rudolph 98 Schroth's Market .... 82 Schulz Bros. 99 Schwalb Coal Co. .............. 103 Scrantoms, Inc.................. 86 Sibley. Lindsay A Curr Co. . 73 Snyder, Joseph T.................86 Spalding A Bros.. A. G. . 102 Staub A Sons, Inc. . . 101 Steefel-Connor Co. 91 Stromberg-Carlson Tel. Mfg. Co. 94 Sullivan. Wm. E. . . 105 T Taddeo A Tantolo .............. 106 Tatlock Bros 113 Tenth Ward Electric Shop 89 Thomann. F. J. 90 Towner Bros. ................... 89 Trant's Catholic Supply Store 103 Tucker. A. J....................113 U University of Dayton ........... 88 V Viola. Ralph 98 W Wallace. H. B. 95 Ward. Cleaner A Dyer . 108 Welsh. M. L.....................113 Weltzer. A. J. 102 Whalen A Co.. R. 106 White Wire Works Co......... 75 Whitmore. Rauber A Vicinus 82 Williams Coal Co. Ill Wray. Henry A Son 102 Y Young's Fish Market .............87 Young's Music House 90THE A Ii E T E IN CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE “What must precede baptism?” “A baby, father.” ❖ POOR JUDGMENT The pastor of the village church was talking to the proprietor of the grocery store about the couple he had just married, when the storekeeper said: “Strikes me Sal has got ter be a right pert-lookin’ gal, hey?” “She’s as beautiful as Hebe,” agreed the pastor. “Aw shucks,” grunted the storekeeper. “Why, she’s a powerful sight handsomer'n he be.” $ ❖ $ NO PLACE LIKE HOME A man died, and when he arrived at St. Peter’s gate he was asked the usual questions: “What is your name, and where are you from?” The answer was, “Mr. — from Boston.” “You may come in,” said St. Peter, “but I know you won’t like it.” FOOLISH QUESTIONS Fr. Brien. “Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?” Jimmy Mead: “At the bottom right-hand corner.” ? ■» » Spiritism has not yet superseded the grade crossing as a means of establishing contact with the infinite. s s s “Pa,” said Johnny, “my Sunday school teacher says if I am good I’ll go to heaven.” “Well?” “And you said if I was good I would go to the circus.” 8 ❖ A NUT! “Father Napier, I’m disgusted with myself. I can’t pass any of these exams. I'll never be successful. “Don't be discouraged, my boy. Think of the mighty oak—what it grew from.” » $ s DISCOUNT THAT COUNTED In American bookselling it is customary to allow a discount to publishers, authors and personal friends. When Mark Twain once visited a bookshop he chose a book and said to the salesman: “Now, as a publisher I am entitled to a discount of 50%. As an author I am also entitled to 50%, and as a friend of the proprietor I should get 25%. Now, what’s the price of the book and what do I have to pay for it?” “I guess we owe you 75 cents.” one hundred sixteenTHE ARETE (continued from page 114) The jury filed in, the Judge. Was it the jury? The Foreman had to be held up—he was so exhausted. One juror had lost his coat, another his mind. Two were fighting. One was singing. The sheriff handed the verdict to the Judge. He unsealed it, read it feebly. “We find the prisoner makes swell rat poison. It ain’t booze. How could it be? Not guilty. Yours truly, the Jury.” The jury rose and cheered. Antonio went over and kissed them one by one. They bore him out on their shoulders. Gentleman John tried to get away, but Officer Pussyfoot shoved him into the court’s padded cell and told him to stay there. It was a bit dark—Antonio had shot out the lights. Little Oscar took a bomb out of his sleeve and threw it at the Judge, then withdrew amid much applause. “Court is closed,” cried the sheriff wearily. Then the court broke into disorder. s s » THAT’S DIFFERENT Jerry 0. The Judge: “This lady says you tried to speak to her on the street car.” Tom Scheffel: “I didn’t mean to. I mistook her for a girl I know down at Nazareth.” The witness: “I don’t care to prosecute the gentleman. Anyone might have made the same mistake.” $ § An Irishman, being arrested for drunkenness, was asked his name. “Speak louder,” said the officer. He repeated it. “Louder,” the officer had to demand again. “Why man, your voice is as soft as a woman’s!” “Well,” said the Irishman, “me mother was a woman.” $ •§ § A CLOTHES CALL “All aboard,” called the conductor as the train was about to leave the station. A colored mammy was struggling to get a big basket of wash aboard. “Hold on, Boss!” she called. “Wait till Ah gets mah clothes on.” 3 $ “Waiter, is there any soup on the bill of fare?” “There was, sah, but Ah wiped it off.” $ $ •$ Repair man: “Anything the matter with your typewriter?” Student: “Yes, it doesn’t spell right.” ♦ ♦ ♦ “What is the best ventilated building in the city?” “The Knights of Columbus Building.” •§ $ ® Josh Billings said: “It iz highly important that when a man makes up hiz mind tew bekum a raskul, he should examine himself clusly, and see if he ain’t better konstrukted for a phool.” one hundred seventeenTHE ARETE Jfaretoell In years to come we’ll treasure still The things that here surround us, And memory will well preserve The friendship that has bound us. And as our misdemeanors fade And shrink to youthful pranks, We’ll strive most zealously to render The faculty our thanks. A Parthenon may house them then, With students of the finest, But still they always must admit It’s jolly old Aquinas. Aquinas that we’re leaving now In memory will stand A flimsy edifice of brick Upon a mite of land. In this our visionings will linger Long after the dismissal bell; This wretched, blessed Alma Mater— To her we bid farewell. G. F. Otto. one hundred eighteenOOOO OXtOOOOXJOOXlOOOOOO OStX OOOOOOOOOOOO, SutograpftgU O S O i 8 £hitograpfjs OOOOChOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCkOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - tT •vSc L" X «j pt jir £ - ' •££'.- r+-' Z . r,'T - m wk • . •■' ' . :P ; • %• .1 •• ■■ ;Jf , • ■-,. . ur£ ,•' ,'■: ' ' jfif? r . jJ •' -■ . • • ? -5 £V- •v? JC'-y K1 - Z ' V? V-4 ►' a'V' • e ' ft •£- r- C ■ • r — ' v if ■' ,T—», ... (- . ’ '« 3g® •» 'Hf - - s«4 «C sH ■O .- • - v- Isc- 3 «•»■ sag a£c ,» aS ' xr -■»- a y lmsw •ry ,y »r £ r »,V «J , « V • 'aTm. V -y B »v ' 3U .V a .- '• -n , WV" ’-4.. £. 2- -“ Sr "jrrZr • » C - r ..'• • - - 6.,. -Ji-ssL £ 'mtm

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