Aquinas Institute - Arete Yearbook (Rochester, NY)

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%Mi life HHl f; §§M ii IflmN® ®[je JVrete $oL 19 3June 1939 Senior Annual of tlje Aquinas institute a Chester, Hefo l|ork |Jubltsl}ch bg t (Elags of 1930 ' Si ' SZZXtV ' tt The Most Reverend Thomas F. Hickey, D.D. ■ SIX i 0m Jlelobeb Jfounber anb Jfrienb A tall grave man he stands Cloaked in the ruby red of martyr’s blood; Bent o’er a crook whose office it still is To win back blundering sheep into the fold; To ward off him who comes with slowering fangs Like to the wolf, the Fiend who steals away The suckling lamb to drag down into hell. The snow of winter chilleth not the flame That burneth in this breast; it springs yet To conflagration of wrath full righteous when Some tottering yearling falls into the maw Of blackest night and dark, drear dreaded things Dance ’round the carcass in some ghoulish rite. Then springs the flame, and succor comes with light. He gazes on the flock and e’en the lambs Are numbered in his mild and benign eye. Instrument of Providence, of which ’twas said “Nor sparrow dies and falls upon the earth ignored.” He watches o’er the flock and gives them bread, Bread which breathes within them immortality. And ever and anon he safely speaks “Remember ye, that God is man’s best friend.” God grant another such to guard When he o’erlooks the flocks of Paradise. The Class of 1930 seven eight ur fjepberb And God breathed into him a living soul; A soul not hemmed in by earthly bonds; A soul that swept from out, enveloped the man. He is not cold! his presence lends a peace Such as cloistered monk is wont to feel When parting sun tinges red his casement small. He shall be remembered as silent things— A blood-red rose set in crystal vase; A tall tree bent to earth laden with fruit. His charity consoles and comforts all. His smile a benediction. The Class of 1930 ten Wt are Grateful to tfje jfacultp Let fall from lips a silver rain of praise Ah, deck them out in purple’s regal hue No Caesar ever earned thru arduous days A triumph greater than to you is due. You brought a gift more durable than gold You reared new vistas in a halcyon haze You made our lives more sweeter than of old And thereat we let fall a rain of praise. The Class of 1930 twelve i ,3JIIustrtons patron spouse of jMeahen’s ($ueen m til umt bonchsafe for but a moment to rease yottr contemplation of il]e rafcislpug beligbis of Parabise to gaze in paternal benebtetiott rtpon our bear srljool, soon to become our lobeb JMrna jiBHater Bible I]abe spent boors of ettbeabor ttpon ibis, our number of ibeJKrete aub uo£u,npou its completion, foe beg you to accept tl]e fruits of our labor as a plebge of ottr im¬ buing fibelitu to the (Catholic (Churclt aub to you, its phtibersal Patron ®be (Class of 1930 of tl]C JXgutnas 3lnsitinte of pocljrster K r, m Class tstorp APPY memories are things which we treasure and cherish above all else when we are in a pensive mood and desire some form of mental recreation. These fond recollections;—these imaginative pictures, pass slowly through our minds and bring back to us, friends and scenes of the days gone by. Which of us does not recall his Freshman year? Who does not remember how out-of-place we all felt among the members of the upper classes, who looked upon us with frowning tolerance? Who has forgotten with what vim and vigor we set to work to attain our goal;—graduation—, which seemed so far away? We shall always retain the memory of how long that first year appeared to be to us who were fortunate enough to overcome those mountainous difficulties, our monthly examinations. We felt June would never come, but finally it did, and the survivors were proud to call themselves Sophomores. During our second year, we kept up the splendid record we had made as Freshmen, by having a member of our class obtain the highest mark in the school nearly every month. We also continued to show a marked enthusiasm for extra curricular activities, and we gave them loyal support. The thought of graduation was still uppermost in our minds, and it gave us added strength and perse¬ verance to meet our trials and troubles. Another year had rolled around and we were sorry to notice that the large number which had entered as Freshmen, had dwindled considerably when we started upon our Junior year. Juniors! Half our time at Aquinas had slipped away, and we began to realize that the days were actually passing very rapidly. Our goal no longer seemed so distant, and our zeal to obtain high marks was stimulated by the announcement that a Saint Thomas Club for scholarship would be formed next year. It was during this year that we faced our most formidable subjects and examinations, but most of us escaped unscathed. Finally, we found ourselves members of that class which we had always admired—the Senior class. This, our last year in Aquinas, has passed away too quickly, for nearly all of us. We have put an increased effort into our work, for we realize that our suc¬ cess or failure depends upon a very few days which yet remain. We are doing our best so that every one of us will realize his ambition when he receives his diploma on the night of June twenty-second. Nevertheless, our joy at knowing that our highest hopes will soon be fulfilled is touched with sorrow. We feel a pain deep down in our hearts when we stop to think that graduation marks the end of our time at Aquinas. We entered it’s sacred portals, a group of boys; we emerge, educated, catholic young men. Therefore, let us pledge our undying loyalty to our school and to each other, and let us beg God’s choicest blessings on our teach¬ ers to whom we owe so much. Good-bye, dear Aquinas, we shall ever remember you till we give forth our spirits into the hands of our Creator. John Adams - , A. T fourteen Adams, John E. “JOHN” 64 Warner Street Holy Apostle’s School Although he is one of the leaders in scholarship in the class, John is, nev¬ ertheless, a modest chap and well-liked by his mates. He is a member of the St. Thomas Club and of the Literary Committee. John has a feeling that he will be an accountant. A great gain for that profes¬ sion, say we. Aman, Kenneth J. “kennie” 2553 Ridge Road, Irond. St. Salome’s School We like to see a fellow who puts his mind and heart on the work he does, and “Kennie” is just such a fellow. He is a trifle ad¬ dicted to shyness, but pierce the flimsy shell in which he hides, and you will find a real boy,—a fel¬ low whom you can really call a true friend. Good luck and God bless you, “Kennie.” Bader, Carl J. “CUTZ” 48 Bly Street St. Boniface’s School Who hasn’t heard of “Cutz”, the boy who al¬ ways wears a smile? He is a rather quiet type of fel¬ low who enjoys basketball. We suspect that he would prefer playing it to eating, and we think that he is a player, par excellence. May it be yours to put every shot through the basket of success, “Cutz.” Bailey, Walter A. “WALT” 1233 Portland Avenue St. Andrew’s School Here he is in person,— the drummer of the Aqui¬ nas band and orchestra. In spite of his size, “Walt” wields a wicked drumstick, and we don’t mean per¬ haps! We think that he aspires to play in a jazz orchestra, but we are not certain. Continue your beating, “Walt”, and you’ll lead them all some day. Barry, William S. “bill” 106 Minnesota Street St. John the Evangelist Picture this young man seated behind a highly pol¬ ished desk, and you will see him as he wants to be in the future. “Bill” plans to enter R. B. I. to study business administration, and we are sure that he will soon be a potent figure in Rochester’s business cir¬ cles. God-speed you, “Bill.” Behrndt, Carl N. “dutch” 14 Gladys Street St. Michael’s School “Dutch” is a well-known man on the Aquinas cam¬ pus. He is noted for his wit and good-nature, and espe¬ cially for the broad grin which he always wears. After leaving our dear Al¬ ma Mater, “Dutch” aspires to be a coach, and in this respect, we know he will be a great success. Au re- voir, “Dutch”. fifteen Bergevin, George F. “guy i” 13 Fairview Heights Holy Rosary School Whenever “Guy I” sees an airplane, he immediate¬ ly starts dreaming of those happy days, when he will soon soar above the clouds as a member of the Air Corps of Uncle Sam’s Na¬ val Forces. He has high ideas which we all hope he will realize in their fullest measure. Avoid the air- pockets, “Guy I”. Bircher, Clarence A. “guy ii” 1136 Dewey Avenue Sacred Heart School Both “Guy I” and “Guy II” will make splendid young pilots, and we think there will be a contest be¬ tween them to see who wins his wings first. “Guy II” is the type of fellow whom we all want for a friend, and we prophecy much success for him. May you zoom to fame, “Guy II”. Bishopp, Robert J. “bob” 49 Leland Road, Irond. Imm. Conception School There isn’t a fellow in the school who doesn’t know and like “Bob” for he always carries a cheery smile with him. He is a boy who works hard, and he wants to learn civil engi¬ neering. We are confident that “Bob” will succeed at this work, and we wish him the best of luck. So- long, “Bob.” Blonsky, Aloysius B. “toots” 14 Seneca Park Circle Sacred Heart School Here is a future chemist who will delve into matter and extricate unknown substances. “Toots” is a student who really enjoys chemistry. (This is a dis¬ tinction, for there aren’t many who care for this subject). He is well-liked at Aquinas and we predict a bright future for him. Vale, “Toots”. Blum, Herman J. “howie” 13 Herbert Street . Our Lady of Perpetual . Help School Howie seems to be a liv¬ ing contradiction of his philosophy. He holds the South in disdain although he possesses the most southern of southern drawls. He is a golfer of unknown qualities whom we hope to see blossom forth as a rival of Hagen. Stick to it, Howie; success is within your grasp. Borsa, Angelo L. “angelo” 20 Wait Street Mt. Carmel School We have here the hand¬ some butler who played his role so well in “Three Wise Fools.” “Angelo” has also played a fine part in our lives at Aquinas and we know he will not fail in his ambition to be a d o c t o r. Remember to count every stitch, “Angelo.” sixteen ( ' Bourgeois, Charles E. “CHARLIE” 99 Karnes Street St. John the Evangelist Charlie is a hard-hitting, sure-fielding first-sacker in baseball and a speedy, efficient basketball player. He is, also, a good student and a reliable companion, particularly of B e r n i e Hynes. There are numer¬ ous fields of endeavor in which we feel Charlie would succeed. Brunner, Maurice T. “moe” 73 Willis Avenue St. Aloysius School, Auburn, N. Y. “Moe” is excellent proof that “still waters run deep.” He is rather quiet, but we vote unanimously that he knows what he’s talking about. As a lawyer he will be able to use all of his big words, and we are confident of his success as a member of the Bar Association. We rest our case, “Moe”. Brydges, Leslie “les” 453 Averill Avenue St. Mary ' s School Five years from now, when we read the name of Leslie Brydges in the sport columns, we will remember the day he covered the 18 holes at Oak Hill in 100. Les is an average student and a witty man in his lighter moments. He claims that he will be a great lawyer, also. Butler, John “jack” 29 Milton Street St. Joseph’s College Princeton, N. J. Although Jack is a new¬ comer, he has won many friends at Aquinas who ad¬ mire his pleasant smile and his stalwart personality. Jack is a hard worker and the possessor of a real de¬ termination to succeed. With your ability and per¬ severance it will be a cinch, Jack. Cahill, Robert “bob” 17 Floverton Street St. Leo High School, Detroit Bob is generally known to the world as an usher of parts. He came to us from Detriot. He is an art¬ ist of more than ordinary ability, as this book at¬ tests, and a very disap¬ pointed man because of the fact that we have no track team here. Farewell, Bob. Callahan, Edward T. “ed” 520 Seneca Parkway Nazareth Hall Ed surely upholds the tradition of the Callahans in school. In fact, he has outdone some of them. He is always on the top in every form of scholarship, as well as in speaking, in dramatics and in popular¬ ity. Everything points to a glorious career for our Ed. seventeen Callahan, Robert L. “bob” 189 Conkey Avenue St. Bridget’s School Here is Mr. Furlong’s delight and the delight of many who know Bob and his pleasing personality. Bob is quite some basket¬ ball player, playing a stel¬ lar role in many of the De- Sotos games. Then, too, he was one of the big guns in the Intramural Tourna¬ ment. Aside from being a scholar and an athlete, he is a gentleman in no small degree. In years to come we shall be proud of Bob’s acquaintance. Carpenter, Lawrence E. “larry” 135 Hobart Street St. Augustine’s School A big, bro ad-shouldered, strong-voiced he-man is Larry. He plows through his books just as he plows through the opposing foot¬ ball team or through a crowd in the corridor. He is witty, too, and is fre¬ quently rash enough to try to outwit Bernard Hen¬ nessey. Carroll, James “jim” 83 River Street Holy Cross School Jim is slim and has a soft voice but on the dia¬ mond he is a crack south¬ paw pitcher. He has a win¬ ning way when off the dia¬ mond, also. Indeed, he is the life of many a class or conversation. So long, Jim, and may you mow down all future opposition in your characteristic way. Clair, Lawrence E. “lawrie” 21 Lark Street Nazareth Hall Overflowing with genu¬ ine joviality, Lawrie fre¬ quently turns a rather dull conversation into a riot of chuckles. He has ability as a student and as an athlete and will next year be grac¬ ing the campus of some fa¬ mous college. Nevertheless, he will still be our Lawrie. Cocuzzi, Frank A. “cuz” 140 Orange Street Jefferson Junior High We introduce the Chair¬ man of our Senior Gift Committee. Frank’s work in this capacity is a testi¬ monial to the Fire and Iron which make him a valuable member of any Senior class. His ready wit and outspoken manner, have left an indelible im¬ pression on his admirers. Happy days, Frank. Colvin, Urban “urbie” 51 Edinburgh Street Immaculate Con. School Here is Friend Urbie, the boy who can make reci¬ tations in Chemistry. (It is a novelty for any man). Usually quiet in school, Urb’s activities outside have gained him some re¬ nown. According to report, Urbie is the cause of many flutters of fair feminine hearts. eighteen COMERFORD, J. GARRETT “GARY” 215 Magee Avenue Nazareth Hall “Gary’s” nonchalance and calm dignity are the envy of the senior class. However, this dignity is a cloak that hides a dry hu¬ mor which has brightened many days. Any member of Father Mallon’s French II class can vouch for “Gary’s” wit. The bar will lose a good man if Gary refuses to join the ranks. Cory, William “bill” 78 Aurora Street St. Andrew’s School Gaze with awe on “Pro¬ fessor Cory”; let not your heart be softened by the curl in his hair. Bill is the discoverer of the famous “habeas corpus’ ' germ of wide fame. His classmates were astonished by the knowledge that Bill was anything but a rival of Mathewson, as his pitching has proved. Costello, John William “johnny” 1 Nursery Street St. John, the Evangelist “Johnny’s” dancing feet and crooning voice have put him on a plain by him¬ self and we warn Rudy Vallee to look to his lau¬ rels. We all hope to see “Johnny’s” name on the Great White Way, some day. The proof of his ath¬ letic abilities lies in his record in the homeroom basketball tournament. Dennis, Harold “denny” 143 Rand Street Sacred Heart School Meet“Denny,” our writ¬ er, debator, and athlete. In truth, he is the complete man. “Denny” is well de¬ serving of our praise for his service on our basket¬ ball team. “Denny’s” great¬ est claim to fame lies in his ability to wield a pen and he bids fair to challenge William Shakespeare at his own game. De Sando, Carl James “duke” 28 Parkdale Terrace Sacred Heart School “Duke” is our violinist of genius who led the Aquinas orchestra on its foreign expeditions. Four years with the bow have made “Duke” a valuable addition to our orchestra. Music is not his ambition, however, for “Duke” plans to wield a surgeon’s knife. Success, Doc. Di Fiore, Foster J. “daffy” 230 Titus Avenue Mt. Carmel School “Daffy” is our ideal of the Master of the Arts. Thespian, musician and business man, Foster has a worthy right to the name. Who can forget “Daffy” in the role of po¬ liceman in our own Senior play? Keep us in mind when you reach success, “Daffy”. Maybe, you can hire Borsa as a promoter. nineteen Doohan, Francis “fran” Magee Avenue John Marshall School “Fran” is one of the silent members of the class. His classmates are not de¬ ceived by his silence, and expect big things from “Fran” in whatever line he enters. We know that such diligence and applica¬ tion cannot go unrewarded. It is with deep confidence in his ability that we say “au revoir”. Draxl, Paul A. “dutch” 54 Gilbert Drive St. Boniface School Although not a member of the Turn Verein, “Dutch” can put to shame any of t he i r champions. Our cheerleader knows his megaphone and his efforts with the Freshman cheer¬ ing section are sufficient proof of his perseverance. With hearty wishes, we bid adieu to Isadora Duncan’s only rival. Dwyer, Edmund D. “ed” 6 Rand Place Pittsford High School Although Ed has been with us only a year, he has entered into the spirit of Aquinas easily and has won many friends. How we envy Ed for his daily trips on the Lake Ave. Car, but it seems that some fellows have all the luck. Ed is a natural student, a fine pal and a willingwork- er. Look out for“Dugouts” and P. D. O.’s Ed and you will be all okay”. Dwyer, William C. “bill” 3 Burke Terrace Sacred Heart School “Hoc opus, hie labor est.” Whenever Bill sees this, “revocat gradum” for in spite of his leaning to¬ ward Virgil and his cease¬ less back-slapping Bill does not exert himself. He is on the Business Committee and is an ardent supporter of class activities. Bill is undecided about his future but he plans to “burn up” Holy Cross for the next four years. Be careful Bill, “facilis discensus Averno.” Eadie, Jack W. “jack” 24 Miner Street Sacred Heart School And here we have one of the finest men in the Senior Class. Jack allows us to rush in and give the wrong answer, then he so lordly and quietly corrects us. His high marks in English explain his presence on the Literary committee and his charter membership in the French Club is evidence of his scholarly mind. Both the faculty and student body join in wishing Jack all the success in the world. Enright, Joseph D. “joe” 1547 South Avenue St. Mary’s School We will admit that it looks suspicious but Joe’s address is not 1500 South Ave. Sometimes Joe gives the impression of being very erudite, but only strangers are deceived by it. Joe is not easily trou¬ bled and is content to let the other fellow do the manual labor while he sup¬ plies the brains. In spite of the fact that “il ne fait que jouer,” Joe is bound to come out in the lead. twenty Ernst, Louis J. “louis” 25 Darwin Street St. John the Evangelist Louis says he can cut the whiskers off a taran¬ tula at fifty yards with a .45, but we will let that go unchallenged. However, he is quite an expert on math, firearms, photography and hardware—Louis is anoth¬ er of the backstage men— the scene-shifters who helped put over the two plays. Louis is headed for a successful engineering career with the best wishes of his classmates. Estrada, Frank J. “frank” 19 Thayer Street Blessed Sacrament School Would that Blessed Sac¬ rament provided more like Frank. He can truly be called a Christian gentle¬ man. Frank was president of the now dormant Sci¬ ence Club; he is our class secretary, is a member of the St. Thomas Club and the French and Math clubs besides being an asset to our rising thespians. We are sure that Frank will find success and perhaps he can design our offices in a few year.s Farren, Arthur P. “art” 176 Middlesex Road St. John the Evangelist Art is a member of that illustrious Virgil class. His classical mind has stood him well in his many literary endeavors. H i s success as “Benny the Duck” in our Senior play was complete. However, Art carries his acting to the class room, being espe¬ cially proficient in reply¬ ing to “Num paravisti?” When you head the Asso¬ ciated Press, Art, give us a little publicity. Foery, Walter W. “walt” 59 Amerige Park St. Bridget’s School Few Seniors can boast of Walt’s record. He has tak¬ en four years of math be¬ sides making a regular ap¬ pearance on the honor roll. The Parent-Teacher meet¬ ing brought out something we have always suspected —that Walt does not have to work for his high marks. He intends to swell the ranks of the civil engi¬ neers that Aquinas is send¬ ing out this year and he has our best wishes. Fox, James “jim” Alameda Street Blessed Sacrament School This is to introduce one of our number who never allows his school work to interfere with the pursuit of pleasure. Jim refuses to be worried and is at a loss to knowwhy he should take anything, including him¬ self, seriously. However, he has that quality of good cheer and personality which will enable him to go over big in any gathering. Furtherer, Charles M. “CHARLIE” 500 Seneca Parkway Nazareth Hall Here is a most versatile fellow. “Charlie” is one of the few Seniors with four years of math and Latin. Besides dramatics, oratory and golf, he is encumbered with numerous social ac¬ tivities and an Auburn convertible. “Dr. Gaunt” in our senior play will be changed to Dr. Furtherer, surgeon, when he finishes at McGill. Good luck, “Charlie”, and don’t break the floor board with your accelerator. ' •I . ' - - twenty-one Govern, George L. “GEORGE” 25 Vick Park B Blessed Sacrament School He’s so gentle, sweet and nice, you should see him on the ice. George is our hoc¬ key player, pride of the team, with three years’ ex¬ perience with the Aquinas boys to push him up the grade. George intends to be an architectural engi¬ neer and carries a large note book full of hiero¬ glyphics which are all Greek to most of us. Best wishes for success, George. Gunn, Earl T. “gun” 620 Flower City Park Holy Apostles School Earl’s quiet, unobtru¬ sive manner has always been admired by the Sen¬ ior Class. He is a basket¬ ball player and an asset to the Aquinas team. Earl is not afraid of study, and we know that he will suc¬ ceed in whatever work he selects. Good luck, and re¬ member, Earl, that study and athletics, not clothes, make a real man. Hall, Joseph W. “joe” 203 Linden Street St. Boniface School “Joe” is our little man. He can speak French flu¬ ently to himself and will give (or take) tennis les¬ sons from any well mean¬ ing player during the sum¬ mer months. Joe, you are on the right track, don’t get derailed. Good luck, Joe. Haupenthal, Carl V. “carl” 37 Magnolia Street 1mm. Conception School Carl has always been a silent member but a deep thinker. Here is a man who applies his time well; no foolishness and plenty of work. We all know Carl will succeed in life with¬ out our wishes for luck but they are most heartily of¬ fered just the same. Heim, John “johnny” 480 Flower City Park Sacred Heart School John says he wants to become a pharmacist and his classmates, judging from his enthusiasm in his school work, trust that he will make good and we all promise to buy all our bro- mo-seltzer from “Johnny”. Remember, John, when you are mixing drugs and fill¬ ing prescriptions for per¬ turbed people everywhere that you have the best wishes of the Seniors of 1930 behind you. Hennessey, D. Bernard “chief” 119 Bedford Street St. Ambrose School “Chief” is our business man as you will observe farther on in this book. He is a big promoter with a hidden voice, but just get him in an argument and he will find it for you, and give it to you, “gratis.” Keep up the good work, Chief, Rockefeller can’t live forever and you’re the man to replace him. twenty-two Hickey, Jeremiah G. “jerry” 2100 St. Paul Street Nazareth Hall Everybody knows “Jerry”. Hewas theBright Junior who had all his teeth extracted by one of last years’ Seniors at their picnic. He bars no one and his name bears out the fact that he is a true fight¬ ing Irish of the old stock. Jerry is departing from this institution as true a man as walks the street. Determination and grit are his virtues. Good luck, Jerry. Hickey, Neil J. “neil” 7 Woodside Street Sacred Heart School Niel is a big man in our class, big of stature and big of heart. To say that he is proud possessor of a sweater with the initials S.T.C. on it is “nuf” said as to his character. Any man of such a high char¬ acter simply cannot fail. Keep up the good work, Niel, Happy Days!” Hoffman, Elmer “elmer” 33 Ketchum Street St. Michael ' s School Ladies, introducing to you our big blonde Ger¬ man whom you have all ad¬ mired goose-stepping by Nazareth Academy every afternoon about 3:25. He is a model boy, doesn’t even drink coffee or tea. We all know him as a big man in many ways and he has our heartiest wishes for suc¬ cess. Holahan, James “JIM” 128 Barrington Street Nazareth Hall Jim is our dashing hero. Here we have John Gilbert, Charles Farrell and Ron¬ ald Colman, rolled up in one personality. He is a very nice boy and.oh girls! can he dance! With deep realization of Jim’s histri¬ onic ability we warn the idols of Hollywood to look to their laurels. Camera, action! Huhn, William F. “bill” 66 Oakland Street St. Boniface School Bill Huhn is basketball and baseball player as well as scholar and general good fellow. Bill was the only Dutchman on the team, too, this year. Bill says that he is going to some big university next year. Well, if he does half as well there as he did here, we need not fear. Hynes, Bernard E. “bernie” 149 Knickerbocker Ave. Sacred Heart School In Bernie we have both athlete and scholar. He is a member of the French Club and also one of the most popular and most genial members of the class. He was captain and high-scorer of the basket¬ ball team. Success is inev¬ itable for one so courage¬ ous and loyal as Bernie. twenty-three Jankowski, Casimir E. “kayo” 741 Norton Street St. Stanislaus School An average student, a sociable chap and a close friend of Bob Wehren— that’s Kayo. It is said that Kayo is no slouch at athlet¬ ics, either. His favorite pastime, however, is whis¬ tling popular songs. Good luck ,Kayo, and always keep “Your Sunny Side Up.” Jones, Charles F. “chuck” 167 Primrose Street Sacred Heart School At basketball games Chuck danced around be¬ fore the bleachers coaxing- cheers from the fans. He is also responsible for en¬ dangering the lives of his fellow-students by driving a Ford to and from school. Farewell, Chuck, and don’t forget your Alma Mater and the old gang. Jones, Henry F. “hank” 3 Velox Street Sacred Heart School In Hank we have one of the hardest workers in ex¬ istence, perseverance is his middle name. He is a good comrade, as Millhofer and Prendergast will de¬ clare, and a member of the French Club. There is nothing in the line of fame and glory that we feel is impossible of attainment by Hank. Kaessar, Carl R. “carl” 227 Fulton Avenue Holy Rosary School Carl is an exceptional student, especially in math. He has a personality as bright as his complexion. Carl, also, is responsible for many of the snapshots in this book. We certainly shall miss Carl but the memories of his four years of companionship will al¬ ways be a source of grati¬ tude to us. Kaammer, John W. “jack” 200 Aldine Street St. Monica’s School Jack is a strong fellow who fears nothing — not even studies. He is good- natured and an athlete of no mean ability. We have not the least doubt that the world will benefit when Jack leaves us to begin the blazing of his path of glory. Kane, Thomas J. “tom” 59 Gold Street St. Mary’s School Here is as cheerful a fellow as you can find, al¬ ways smiling and always making others smile. He is a close friend of Joe En¬ right. Tom may some day be treating your ills for he intends to study medicine. We are sorry to part with you, Tom, but our loss is mankind’s gain. 3 Ss Ko twenty-four Kavanaugh, Robert W. “bob” 212 Monroe Avenue St. Mary’s School Going to sleep in English class is Bob’s weakness. Aside from that, he is O. K. We would recommend him as a trim, keen gentle¬ man, who, like all promi¬ nent men, plays golf for recreation. Best wishes for a successful future to you, Bob. Kelly, John E. “AENEAS” 590 Driving Park Ave. Corpus Christi School In Aeneas we have the veritable sage in disguise of the Senior Class. All his intellectual potentiality is hidden behind his extreme ordinariness of demeanor. From what we have ob¬ served of him we predict that he will some day blos¬ som forth into another Milton or Wordsworth. Kelly, John F. “f” 59 Rugby Avenue District No. 15 Colonie, N. Y. Though the names of the two John Kellys have caused frequent mistakes, when “F” steps forward to lead a cheer, it is easily seen that he has a person¬ ality all his own. “F” made a great hit as the detective in the Senior Play, and we trust that he will always “get his man.” Keyes, Thomas F. “tom” 166 Dave Street Holy Rosary School “Tom” has won our re¬ gard as a scholar, whose questions are usually tech¬ nical. He is a willing work¬ er and has given much ef¬ fort to the work of the Lit¬ erary Committee. Kinsella, John J. “jack” 55 Gorsline Street St. Mary’s School Canandaigua, N. Y. Jack is our idea of the perfect senior — dignified and reserved. Nothing ever startles him, and it is a question if he would be even faintly surprised to receive perfect marks in all his classes. Klos, Thaddeus J. “ted” 1073 Hudson Avenue St. Stanislaus School Busy as a bee, is a weak phrase when applied to “Ted” who is the most in¬ dustrious man in the Sen¬ ior Class. In spite of hav¬ ing to spend hours extract¬ ing sheckles trom 306, he manages to stand among the leaders of his class. Keep it up, Ted 1 twenty-five Kress, Robert L. “bob” 63 Willite Drive St. Andrew’s School “Bob” is our quiet and observing chap. He has been one of our leading scholars since entering school. He is a member of the Foch Circle and Liter¬ ary Committee and the odds are that he will ap¬ propriate one of the major prizes on graduation night. Landau, Frederick W. “fred” 120 Rockview Terrace St. Augustine School “Fred” is one of the wonders of the school; he is a member of the French Club and one of the mar¬ iners who has successfully weathered the seas of four years of Math. Success is surely in store for him. Latus, Charles J. “chuck” 270 Field Street Blessed Sacrament School “Chuck” is one of those silent men whose absence is greatly noticed. We feel a distinct loss when he is not with us. His rosy cheeks and engaging smile will be long remembered by all of us. tr, Leary, Edwin J. “ed” 419 Ridgeway Avenue Sacred Heart School Small of stature, “Ed” is a quiet lad who always wears a smile. He is well liked by all his classmates, and possesses qualities which will win him respect in the outer world as they have at Aquinas. Levis, William C. “bill” 29 Evergreen Street St. Bridget’s School Bill generally spends his leisure with the intellec¬ tuals DeSando and Wag¬ ner. In spite of that, or perhaps because of it, he is a fine fellow, a member of the French Club and an exceptional student, espe¬ cially in science. Bill’s chosen career is profes¬ sional chemistry. We’re behind you, Bill. Le Veque, Joseph E. “joe” 151 Gorsline Street Immaculate Conception “Joe” has two pet hob¬ bies which, if the reports in the papers are correct, seem to be synonomous— bridge and argumentation. “Joe” will argue any ques¬ tion with anyone, and if his bridge score makes Carl De Sando look sick, then his triumph is complete. twenty-six Mastrella, John A. “JOHNNIE” 973 Emerson Street Cathedral School Johnnie is our contribu¬ tion to the world of sport. We are depending upon him to make the gentle art of self defense more gentle and refined. To do this Johnnie must do four things: pray, keep his teeth whitened, harden the muscles of his legs, and above all, keep that smile of his. Maurer, Robert J. “bob” 74 Sagamore Drive St. Bridget’s School Bob is going to be a gen¬ ius in the line of science, for he asks questions no one can answer, smiles at things which are common place to others, wears glasses, and gets 98 in Physics. His books are priceless because of their artistic ornaments. Bob will go far, if he makes but slight use of his talents. McCarthy, Gerald P. “mac” 64 Cumberland Street St. Joseph’s School “Mac” was class cut-up till he reached seniordom. Now all that is changed. He used to be in the center of the group; now he is seen only on the side lines. He is also a frequenter of libraries. Mac is beginning to look and act like a busi- man. He knows it, too, for he dines out. Original and himself, is Mac. McConville, Don. E. “don” 5 Charlton Road Scottsville High School This former farmer (though you wouldn ' t think it), is Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones, and Red Grange, all in one. His broken arm lost the tourn¬ ament cup for his home¬ room. We are in on the se¬ cret that he is aiming at something very big and we’re praying that he will hit 1000. Remember, Don, “la fin couronne l’oeuvre.” McLaughlin, John J. “scotty” 55 Fourth Street Corpus Christi School We cannot account for the Scotch origin of this “Irishman’s” nickname. At any rate, it is a misnomer for “Scotty” is never Scotch. He likes his fun, and is always found in the midst of a noisy senior (or any other) group. We think Scotty has an extra set of books at home for he never takes any from school. McNamara, Paul E. “mac” 707 West Avenue St. Monica’s School They say that the grad¬ uate of Aquinas should be a student, and a “good Christian, gentleman. ’ Paul is all that. He is a student — Virgil student. He is good—very good. He attended Mass each morn¬ ing in Lent, and his whole hearted support in all ex¬ tra-curricular activities has shown him a gentle¬ man. Vale, Paule. txventyseven Meisenzahl, Harold J. “HAROLD” 708 Portland Avenue St. Andrew ' s School Harold never talks about himself but actions speak louder than words. We find that he is found in alleys —bowling alleys. Harold has aspirations to the med¬ ical profession. If you do not die of old age before you begin to start to prac¬ tice, call on us and we will let you practice on us, Harold. Meng, Karl H. “karl” 24 Woodbine Avenue St. Augustine ' s School Karl is never late or ab¬ sent. However, do not think he is not a real boy for he detests Latin and is a member of the four year math class. Karl is one of the many seniors who want to be engineers. He is one of the few who will be en¬ gineers—not mere clerks in an engineer ' s office. Meteyer, Norman J. “norm” 41 Burkard Place As an artist, Norm makes a modest tennis champ. We will remember him chiefly for his work in the basketball tournament. It was the good coaching plus Norm that won the cup for his homeroom. Norm wears his crown lightly—for which we like him all the more. His quiet smile insures future suc¬ cess. Miller, Francis C. “frank” 24 Saratoga Avenue Jefferson Junior High Frank is truly a great writer, for all great writ¬ ers have a hard time to be recognized and Frank surely has a difficult time —ask Father Morgan. There are other things about Frank, namely black curly hair, broad shoulders and long legs, which in¬ sure a place on the football team of his next Alma Mater. Miller, Robert G. “bob” 179 Augustine Street Nazareth Hall Bob’s splendid perform¬ ances on the stage for the past three years are a fitt¬ ing tribute to him. This Adonis of the Senior Class has also been prominent in studies, sports, debates and as an usher. He is a mem¬ ber of the Virgil class and of the Literary Committee. May you succeed at Har¬ vard Law School, Bob! Millhofer, Milton “milt” 33 Chesterfield Drive Holy Rosary School Behold one of the mem¬ bers of the Jones-Prender- gast-Millhof er triumvi¬ rate. Milt is a genial chap and popular. He is a hus¬ tler and can be seen dur¬ ing his spare time caring for the hots at Johnny Klien’s stand on Lyell Road. Auf-Wiedersehen Milt, and don’t let your success cause you to ne¬ glect your two mates. twenty-eight Mooney, Lawrence J. “larry” 44 Newcomb Street St. Francis Xavier School Larry is one of the live¬ liest members in the Class and as carefree as a lark. His wit is the spice of all the classes of which he is a member. We have no fear of the future for Larry because the world was made for him; but the school will miss his effer¬ vescent spirit as well as his sorrel-hued top-piece. Moore, Kenneth A. “KENNEY” 3451 Dewey Avenue SS. Peter Paul’s School Every day you can see Kenney’s Nash sedan roll¬ ing into the school yard, packed with his friends. Kenney is a good history student as well as a good taxi-driver. Moreover Kenney is not only poular at school, but it is rumored that he also has several ad¬ mirers in Syracuse. Good luck, Kenney. Muoio, William A. “bill” 169 Davis Street Mount Carmel School Bill was the most disap¬ pointed man in the Class when it was decreed that no one was to display his molars on his picture. But Bill does not have to de¬ pend upon his adorable masticators for his income. Bill’s genius takes the form of inquisitiveness and F a t h e r O’Donnell will vouch for that quality. mmi Murphy, Harold T. “murph” 77 Ridgeway Avenue Sacred Heart School Harold is the smaller edition of the Murphys and the exact opposite of his namesake, preferring to let the more extensive Mur¬ phy do all the shouting. He is both gentleman and stu¬ dent. We suspect that Har¬ old is destined to occupy the White House as a se¬ quel to the Coolidge admin¬ istration. Murphy, Joseph D. “murph” 545 Clay Avenue Webb High School Old Forge, New York Murph is one of the most genial fellows in the Sen¬ ior Class. He hails from the Adirondacks and that is perhaps why he delights in slapping backs and pok¬ ing ribs, always maintain¬ ing that perpetual, inno¬ cent Irish grin. Goodbye, Murph, and may many others enjoy your pleasant personality. Naas, Bernard G. “berney” 59 Ellicott Street St. Monica’s School Berney is one of the little giants of the Senior Class and one of its most popular members. His flashy play in the Home Room League was one of the chief factors in bring¬ ing the trophy to Room 321. He is also a member of the Virgil class and of the large group who are going on to college. twenty-nine O’Connor, Richard “dick” 58 Kron Street St. Monica ' s School Dick is a worthy and a likeable chap with an am¬ bition to attend Notre Dame. One can usually find him with Berney Naas or strolling alone with his broad smile and sense of contentment. F a r e w e 11, Dick, it is too bad that you cannot leave some of your radiance with us. O’Donnell, Frank J. “frank” 602 Garfield Street East Rochester, N. Y. E. Rochester Public School Anyone who saw Frank land on the Armory floor like a ton of bricks, must have thought both Frank and the floor had suffered considerably. On the con¬ trary, his strong, manly form was merely bruised. Frank combines his ath¬ letic skill with a mastery of Oral English. Try to beat that combination, folks. O’Hara, Edward L. “eddie” 20 Cameron Street Holy Apostle’s School We can recommend Ed¬ die for any line of work from a lawyer to fireman —because of his ability to keep cool and reason out his problems. He is an agreeable, good - natured and level-headed fellow, our companion and class¬ mate and he can depend on each and every one of us as a friend. O’Reilly, Bernard E. “bernie” 176 Canterbury Road Blessed Sacrament School Here is one of the big men of the class. Despite his size, which makes him appear to be anything but a fit object for physical as¬ sault, Bernie is very mild tempered. His good nature, plus his humor make him a friend to everyone, which implies that he has no ene¬ mies. What more could be said of any fellow? O’Shaughnessy, Wm. V. “shag” 683 Emerson Street Holy Apostle’s School “Shag” is always smil¬ ing and is characterized by that good humor which ac¬ companies an Irish name. He is one of the members of the basketball team of Room 321, the winning team in the inter-mural contest. He is also a mem¬ ber of the Virgil class. A good sportsman, student and friend, “Shag” has the best wishes of all his class¬ mates. O’Shaunecy, Francis “frank” 21 Atwell Street Holy Cross School Frank is one of the more silent members of the class, and the value of this qual¬ ity is well demonstrated when Father Morgan be¬ gins to question those who attract his attention. Frank’s reticence, how¬ ever, is not caused by any lack of knowledge; it is merely one of his good qualities. The class has en¬ joyed and appreciated Frank’s companionship, and he leaves us with our lasting friendship. thirty Otto, Linus E. “linus” 55 Culver Road Blessed Sacrament School A steady-going nature is one of God’s great gifts to man and Linus has been favored with this gift. During four years we have been able to depend upon him as a loyal supporter of all the class activities. He is not simply a Senior—-he is our classmate and friend. Peters, Edmund W. “pete” 205 Collingwood Drive St. Bridget’s School When you wish to en¬ gage in a contest of witti¬ cisms, do not choose Pete as your adversary, for he would be a very formida¬ ble one. He is the senior who eulogized the “Hot Dog” when Father Mor¬ gan assigned a composi¬ tion on “The Dog as the Friend of Ma n.” Best wishes, Pete, and you may depend upon your wit to acquire many more friends during life. Plant, Edmund H. “ed” 169 Rugby Avenue St. Monica’s School We present the Honor¬ able Edmund Plant, ora¬ tor, actor and musician, a complete man. Ed is great as a female imper¬ sonator and even better as a speaker. His great ambi¬ tion is to be a lawyer and we, who know him, feel that Clarence D a r r o w faces the danger of losing his glory. Polee, Harold “tiny” 115 Woodstock Road St. John the Evangelist “Tiny” is rather a di¬ minutive person—but only in size! He seems well able to take care of himself in spite of his proportions, and, though we are ignor¬ ant of his aspirations, we feel sure that he will get ahead in life, if his prac¬ tice in the cafeteria line means anything as an indi¬ cation of the future. Prendergast, Harold J. “HAROLD” 555 Westmount Street Sacred Heart School Harold is a quiet fellow, until the band begins to play. He is quite an accom¬ plished trumpeter in that group of harmonizers, but he is well liked in spite of this fact. We think he is too good-natured and kind- hearted to be sincere in hoping to be a dentist. His personality has made him a real friend and we hope that our future relations with him will not be con¬ fined to pulling teeth, even if painlessly. Pulcino, Theodore A. “ted” 37 Jerold Street Mount Carmel School Ted is quite an athlete. He is the pitcher on our baseball team and an ex¬ cellent player. He may al¬ ways be counted on to pro¬ vide an explanation for the most difficult problem a teacher can invent. When, on some future day, you meet Doctor Theodore Pul¬ cino, that’s Ted. thirty-one Quinn, John F. “JOHN” 263 Maplewood Drive Sacred Heart School John is not a very talka¬ tive fellow, but his smile speaks for itself. Nothing disturbs his unruffled man¬ ner or prevents his smile from showing itself. As Grey put it, John “keeps the even tenor of his way. ’ His classmates expect him to be just as successful in getting ahead in the busi¬ ness world as he has been at lunch time. Ratigan, Paul “PAUL” 439 Lake View Park Holy Rosary School Much to the discomfiture of the manufacturers of men’s hats, Paul was born with an extraordinary head of hair. In addition to the hair, Paul also possesses abundant energy on the court and on the field and when hurrying home for lunch. May you continue at that pace in your chosen field, Paul. Riechardt, Otto H., Jr. “junior” Coldwater, N. Y. Nazareth Hall There are some persons who have always taken Otto for a Freshman. The idea! The lack of an enor¬ mous physique, however, is amply compensated for by the marvelous mental ap¬ paratus which rests on the slim shoulders of this Cold- water youth. Even the best teachers have expressed awe at the way Otto passes exams. Reynell, William A. “bill” 216 Clay Avenue Sacred Heart School Bill is a real fellow. He is generally soft-spoken and unobtrusive. His abil¬ ity as an athlete is amply proved by the fact that he was a member of the un¬ defeated 1926-7 Reserve Team. For the past two years he has refereed pre¬ liminaries for Coach Leary. Every iota of suc¬ cess to you, Bill. Richmond, James A. “jimmy” 16 Burbank Street Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Jimmy is a calm, cool, independent, trim scholar. He is famed chiefly for his support of the basketball teams. Every Friday night he occupied the same little spot in the gym and twice he journeyed to Syracuse. So long, Jimmy. Keep up the old spirit. Rockwell, Harvey P., Jr. “harve” 377 Barrington Street Nazareth Hall The President of our class has a brilliant record for his stay here. Ever since his winning of the oratorical championship of Western New York as a Freshman, he has excelled in dramatics and in speak¬ ing. His ambition has car¬ ried him forward, also, in studies and in music. His winning character will in¬ deed be missed. thirty-two Russell, Charles E. “CHARLIE” 110 Longacre Road Sacred Heart School Handsome and quiet, Chaidie is a genial com¬ panion and a good student. He was a member of the Home-Room League cham¬ pions. Charlie is the pos¬ sessor of a pleasing per¬ sonality which, no doubt, accounts for the fact that we would like to enjoy his companionship for a long¬ er period. Santay, Samuel J. “sam” 101 Kislingbury Street Holy Rosary School Sam never had to be warned against over-study but he has the habit of fre¬ quently bobbing up with the right answer at the right time, which is an en¬ viable feat. He played with the Inter-Room League champions and aspires to be an aviator. Good luck, Sam, we’ll follow you in the headlines. Shanly, George E. “shan” 221 Raines Park Sacred Heart School “Shan” and his smile are integral parts of the Sen¬ ior Class. He is a good stu¬ dent, an athlete and one of the most companionable of fellows. He, too, is a future engineer. We will indeed be disappointed if “Shan” does not reach the very top rung of the ladder of suc¬ cess. Shea, Frederic H. “FRED” 99 Sheraton Drive Sacred Heart School Fred is the master of argument of the Senior Class. You can frequently see him in the corridors or on the campus tactfully showing his less fortunate class-mates the folly of their opinions. Fred likes baseball and perhaps he may some day be one of the leading figures in the national pastime. Sigl, Paul F. “PAUL” 35 Alameda Street Nazareth Hall Paul is one of the most consistent members of the Senior Class. He refuses to become excited. He is a member of the Literary Committee and a very good student-—at his best in sci¬ ence and math. Rumor has it that he is planning a ca¬ reer as an engineer. Suc¬ cess to our Paul. Skelly, John J. “jack” 92 Edinburgh Street Imm. Conception School Another of the Senior boasts is our modest “Jack”. He is a cheerleader without equal; a musician extraordinary; and he has a wit that is hard to sur¬ pass. He is ambitious and as we say, “Farewell,” we might add, “The sky’s the limit, Jack.” thirty-three Snell, Charles F. “chuck” 32 Delevan Street St. Joseph’s School “Romeo” has a very siz¬ able competitor in this rider of the Lake Avenue car. He carries the loudest collection of ties in the Senior class but we are still louder in our praise for his playing on the 321 team. So Long, “Chuck”. We are confident of your success. Spellman, J. Joseph “joe” Point Pleasant, N. Y. St. Salome’s School Meet our athlete and business man. Joe is a wiz as a pharmacist, and as a ticket-taker he has no equal. He is one Senior who has a few ideas as his noon-hour audience can prove. The Sage of Point Pleasant also has a name as a ladies’ man and we warn Ronald Colman and other novices to beware of Joe. Stambusky, Gerald R. “jerry” 88 Monica Street 1mm. Conception School Jerry, our red-haired classmate is as jovial a fel¬ low as can be found. Not only has he a flaming top but he tips the scale at a very high mark. He has shown his ability during his years at Aquinas both in athletics and as a finan¬ cier. Here’s to our Jerry! Taylor, Frank J. “frank” 2461 Lake Avenue Nazareth Hall With a song in his heart, a smile on his face, and his hands in his pockets, Frank entered Aquinas and took it by storm. Frank’s good humor and his ability with the “sax” have made him popular with all and we all wish him the best of luck and no “false notes.” Toal, James A. “JIM” 45 Roth Street St. Michael’s School Jim remains a mystery to the Senior Class. He has the reputation of a good bowler, but he won’t admit it. Oh, well, his size belies his abilities. We’ve tried to figure out why Jim takes the Lake Ave. car but the answer evades us. We haven’t had a good look at her yet. No ill wishes, Jim. Travers, Paul J. “PAUL” 18 Wilmer Street Nazareth Hall Who is that good looking young gentleman strolling so leisurely along the cor¬ ridor? That is our Paul, quiet, unassuming and like¬ able. He can be seen with Frank O’Donnell almost any time Frank is around and no better pals ever at¬ tended our school. thirty-four Tully, Eugene “gene” 154 Oakland Street St. Mary’s School Father O’Donnell chose Gene as a promoter, or col¬ lector, for the Propagation of the Faith. It is rumored that Gene is gathering vol¬ umes of alibis for the use of future collectors. Gene is assured of many friends —even if he should open a collecting agency. Valenti, Frank “frank” 34 Scrantom St. St. Michael’s School Here is a little giant— diminutive in proportions but gigantic in possibili¬ ties. Frank is a French student of no mean ability and shows promise of be¬ coming an exceptional lin¬ guist. Au revoir, notre bon ami, Frank. Virgo, Anthony J. “tony” 362 St. Paul Street St. Joseph’s School Tony is one of the lucky ones who has a car to drive to school and his dark and handsome figure at the wheel makes quite a sight for his fairer friends. Tony is a quiet chap who doesn’t advertise his deeds, but he’s always on the job when needed. Tony is bound to have success in college and in life, just as here, and he carries with him all our best wishes. Wagner, Fred J. “fred” 24 Tyler Street Our Lady of Perpetual Help School A very good student, a pal of Bill Levis, one of the mainstays of the 306 inter-class quint and a first-class dispeller of old man gloom — that’s Fred. Fred, all your classmates join me in hoping that time will never remove the smile that wreathes your face. Walsh, Harry C. “harry” Corbett’s Glen, Brighton St. John the Evangelist School In this year’s Senior Class we have one of the most pleasing suburbanites in all history. He hails from those verdant regions called Corbett’s Glen which is all the more enhanced by our “Handsome Harry.” He claims the fastest car in the Senior Class and the one of the greatest capac¬ ity, for when George Adams, Frank O’Donnell and men of Spellman’s pro¬ portions crowd in, he has quite a load. Keep it up, Harry. Weber, Leonard L. “len” 348 Lexington Avenue Cathedral School Musician, humorist, sportsman—that’s Len,our genial concert master! Len and his violin have been in our orchestra for four years, but he claims he can’t play yet. However, we can usually pick out the strains of his particular fiddle when the music starts, and he sounds pret¬ ty good to us. thirty-five Weishaar, Joseph O. “joe” 1144 Clinton Ave. North St. Michael’s School Joe is a quiet chap but a steady and reliable one. Even though he claims sleeping as his favorite sport, we haven’t heard many complaints of his do¬ ing it in class. Joe has his eyes on the business world, and he can count on the future support of all his old friends at Aquinas. Wehren, Robert H. “bob” 523 Norton Street Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Bob is more inclined to the serious side of life but we are mighty glad that his work in this line on the Literary Committee has helped to put over the Arete. Still Bob has man¬ aged to have a good time here, and we have reason to believe that he’ll con¬ tinue on his successful happy way after he leaves us. Wenner, Paul J. “PAUL” 109 Oriole Street Holy Rosary School Behold our genial man¬ ager Paul has had both teams under his wing the past few years, and he can truthfully say that he has never missed a game and hasn’t paid for one yet. Paul likes to enjoy him¬ self but he always man¬ ages to get the big things done right as his record as manager shows. White, Charles W. “chuck” 406 Flower City Park Sacred Heart School “Chuck” happens to be the tallest man of our class and his achievements match his height. A real friend, a good student, a mathematician and scient¬ ist and a lover of the finer things of life, Chuck is bound to have a good time even after he leaves us this year. Yatteau, Donald F. “don” 70 Sycamore Street Blessed Sacrament School Last in name, by no means last in deed. Leav¬ ing us now, Don is one of our few great mathematic¬ ians with four years to his credit, and he is also fa¬ mous as a member of last year’s Science Club. Don entertains visions of an en¬ gineer’s degree and no one wishes him more success than the Class of 1930. Aquinas Institute “our school” 1127 Dewey Avenue Cathedral High We sense behind this gray stone a tender loving heart—a benign presence. A beautiful lady, all-wise and bountiful, who smiles at our little foolishness but loves us with it all. A lady, ever-maternal, whose finger tips know every note of our heart strings and draw soft music. Harpist, play on! thirty-six Poost Aquinas HENEVER we speak of St. Thomas Aquinas we use superlative diction; and whenever we mention Aqui¬ nas Institute we should employ language none the less superlative. We have every reason to boost Aquinas, for it is one of the finest of boys’ high schools in the country. Primarily, Aquinas is a Catholic high school. Religious teaching educates the moral side of the man, the remainder of the curriculum takes care of the intellectual side of the man. Thus it will be seen that education minus religious instruction is not, in truth, education, for it does not complete a person’s training. Religious education in high school, supplementing that of grammar school, enables us to know God better—and the more we know of God the better we live; it enables us to better realize our purpose in life—to honor God while meriting salvation; it casts a spiritual as well as a natural point of view. A classical example of the true importance of religious education is afforded the world by the recent action of Russian Sovietism. Next, Aquinas is a boys’ high school. Among its nine hundred students are numbered the future representatives of loyal, Cath¬ olic citizenry in our communities; our best, our life-long friends; and many of our future business associ ates and acquaintances. Thirdly, let us consider the scholastic standing of Aquinas. Our school is the largest boys’ high school registered under the Regents Board of the State of New York. All of our graduates, an average of one hundred percent, receive Regents, or state, diplomas. This means that every Aquinas graduate is a state graduate, recognized as so by the state. Very few are the boys’ high schools which have even a fifty percent average of Regents graduates; the majority of students are graduated on local examination marks. Who is responsible for this high scholastic standing? Our Fac¬ ulty, than which there is none better, search where’er you may. Nowhere in the state is there a more efficient, a more capable teach¬ ing body. It is A-l from the academic point of view. But let us go further; not only on the scholastic side is our faculty a powerful force in education, but also on the moral side—the spiritual side;— being, as it is, composed of priests and Sisters whose whole lives are dedicated to teaching, and to a few very capable lay profes¬ sors. Our teachers are not only our mental advisors; they are our friends, and in some cases our confessors. We can go to them with our problems and be sure to find them kind and interested advisors. These, then are some of the most important reasons for boosting our school. We might also make mention of our modern, splendidly- equipped building, and our spacious campus; few schools have as much. Again, the splendid record established in all sport activities at Aquinas means a lot to us. We could go on;—but let us rest here, forming in our hearts and on our lips the words, “Boost Aquinas!” Arthur P. Farren m m ' i thirty-seven 1 ■ 1 9 ' m s " " ■ w irmjk . tu f . thirty-eight treasure A-down the path in Spring he went A ragged boy with snubbed nose, A path that led into a wood Far from the streets and lawns and rows Of hedges, which ’though very fair Ne’er hint of lands far, far away As a path through the woods On a spring-time day. So a-down the path to the wood’s cool green He followed the lure of a golden dream. For last night a dream had slipped ’neath the sill, As he lay in his white bed small, Along with the whisper of growing things And a dazing bird’s sweet call. And it whispered softly that God was alone In His wee small room in a church of stone; That He who had for all men died Was now of their love bereft, denied; That no one came a gift to bring To Him who was rightly their Lord and King. And it whispered of how near a path through the woods A golden treasure lay; Of how it would gladden God’s lonely heart To have it on Easter-day. And so on the morrow, forsaking his toys, Forgetting the trip to the cave, The tattered small boy went a-down the brown path And gathered the treasure trove. And he bore it away to the great stone church And laid it before His throne, And bowed his small head and said his small prayer, Slipped out the great door and left Him alone. The beautiful sun rose over the hills On that glorious Easter-day. The little birds sang a sweet hymn of praise Their debt to the Master to pay. A vagrant angel, who for earth below Had forsaken his heavenly choir, Returned from his mission, his plan fulfilled, To worship before his Sire. And God looked down from His place on high A smile on His face as of old For before His small room in the cold stone church Jonquils bloomed rare and gold. Harold Dennis £ ur Tribute Nazareth, home of Jesus, dost thou know A counterpart of thy sweet joy Zealously lives and thrives? A garden-spot set in a desert Round whose beings are blos¬ soms ; breath is sweet per¬ fume Enclosed in warding wicket of their faith They emulate the Holy Family Here and pray and live a prayer. QUINAS Institute, not unlike many other agencies for uplift in Rochester, owes its debt of gratitude to a band of devoted women who have labored in this district for more than three quarters of a cen¬ tury for the betterment of humanity, and through that, for the greater honor and glory of God. The Sisterhood of Saint Joseph has been so long and so intimately associated with the Diocese of Rochester, that its history and the tale of its accom¬ plishments are closely interwoven with those of the diocese. The story of one, is the story of the other. Both together make an inspiring chronicle. All in all, it is a story of sacrifice of self for the common good, of an unceasing vigilance and zeal in the service of higher things, which assured real accomplishment. It is the old story of an humble beginning, through earnest endeavor developing into a mighty ma¬ chine for good. The story with which Aquinas Institute and Rochester are inti¬ mately concerned goes back to a bleak December seventh in 1854 when a band of four sisters in charge of Mother Agnes Spencer arrived in Canandaigua from Saint Louis, to begin service in what was to become the Diocese of Rochester. Only a few weeks of preparation and this section of the state began to benefit for they opened an academy and a free school in the building where they lived. Almost immediately vocations to the sisterhood began to manifest themselves and a novitiate was or¬ ganized. The work progressed and developed. The academy became an orphan asylum as well. An institution for the deaf was opened and conducted successfully for many years. Then came the Civil War with its attendant misery and hardship. In the Fall of 1864, orphans became so numerous that the Reverend James M. Early, rector of Saint Mary‘s Church appealed to Bishop Timon of Buf¬ falo, to which Rochester then belonged, for aid in starting an orphanage. Two Sisters of Saint Joseph were sent here in November, 1864, and undertook this work. From this humble beginning developed the comprehensive system of public service which overspreads the entire Diocese of Rochester today, the diocese having its beginning as an entity separate from Buffalo, almost with the coming of those two sisters to start that Civil War orphanage. The succeeding years are a chronicle of unremitting toil, of success won only by the most sustained of labors, with the benign blessing of the Almighty appearing to overshadow pleasantly every endeavor. The Sisters were in demand to teach in the parochial schools. In fact the demand usually has and still does exceed the supply. Then came the need for higher education for girls and Nazareth Academy came into being. It took a generation or more to realize the next fond dream of the sisters, but Nazareth College has conferred degrees on its sec¬ ond full term class and its graduates have started in the long suc¬ cession, which these women will contribute to the welfare and com¬ mon good of this and other communities. When the Rochester Catholic High School, predecessor of Aquinas Institute was organized in the early days of the present century members of the Sisterhood of Saint Joseph were called to the faculty. It was just another one of those calls to service for the common good to which the Sisterhood had become so accustomed in the de¬ cades which had elapsed since 1868. That call to service met with ready response as such calls had ever since members of the order first came to Rochester Diocese. Some of these devoted women are still members of the Aquinas Institute faculty. In the years to come many more will devote them¬ selves to that sort of service, for the advancement of the mental and moral weal of the community ' s Catholic youth. These women have gone their placid way through the years with little thought of reward, other than what the world to come may bring. It has been a record of efficient performance of duty, down through the years, which language proves inadequate to evaluate. Deep in the hearts of Catholics of Rochester, however, there is a deep feeling of loyalty, a heartfelt appreciation and grat¬ itude, which words cannot describe. These sentiments, down through the years, will continue to dominate in the life of Aquinas students and right living in the years to come will prove the most pleasing testimonial of gratitude for what these devoted women have accomplished along this par¬ ticular line of their varied endeavors. Paul F. Sigl forty-two AINT JOSEPH, Patron and Model of Workers, is one of the most universally known and loved of the saints of God. How inspiring, how comforting it is, in these days of capital versus labor and of the op¬ pression of the poor by the rich, days when the low¬ lier walks of life are looked down upon and even the common household duties are regarded as drudgery, to meditate upon the life led at Nazareth by the Holi¬ est of families! Joseph was of the House of David. It was the custom of the Jews of his time, whether rich or poor, to learn a trade; thus it was that Saint Joseph, despite his regal lineage, became a humble carpenter. In the Gospel, his great though brief panegyric is that he was a Just Man. He was just because of his faith and his works which were ever in accord with his faith. Trial and labor were his por¬ tion. In Saint Joseph there is a singular recognition and glorifica¬ tion of labor. Although capitalists succeed in shoeing the feet of the poor in leaden sandals, let them not forget the Divine ultima¬ tum : “In the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat thy bread until thou returnest to the earth from whence thou earnest.” The King of Kings never despised the laboring poor. He chose a workman to be the Spouse of His Mother, Mary; He selected a car¬ penter for His foster-father, His teacher and His superior. Why did He not number among His Apostles members of rich Jewish families ? Why did He use the fisherman, the gardener, the shepherd and the servant to illustrate His parables? Simply because He de¬ sired to give public evidence of His love for the poor and lowly; to emphasize His declaration that it is harder for a rich man to enter heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle. With us who plod hopefully through this land of joys and sor¬ rows, of hopes and fears, Saint Joseph should hold captive our minds and hearts. To us he should be a friend, a counsellor whose guidance we daily seek. Let us turn to him in all our perplexing situations. He knows the sting of poverty and the test to which is put each laborer’s spirit. Our good deeds offered through his hands to his Apprentice in the shop at Nazareth will steady our upward climb to our eternal Home. We hail you as our Patron dear, Our teacher, guide, protector rare. 0, favored Spouse of Virgin Queen, Extend to us a father’s care. Robert G. Miller W mi forty-three forty-four QTfje Smmaculate Conception Seventy-five years ago, on December eighth, 1854, Pope Pius IX solemnly promulgated his ex cathedra definition of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Last De¬ cember the Diamond jubilee of this great feast was celebrated. Why is Mary, a created being, the object of such great devotion? Why has the Church declared the doctrine of her Immaculate Concep¬ tion a dogma of our faith? The entire cycle of the true religion centers about the Redemp¬ tion, and the importance of Mary in the light of the Redemption is second only to that of God Himself. It was Mary who gave birth to the Holy Infant; who educated and cared for Him during the years preceding His public life; who followed Him on the sorrowful path to Calvary, and, kneeling beneath the Cross, shared His agony. And it is she who now, reigning in magnificence as Queen of Heaven, shares in the glory of her Divine Son, the Risen Christ. There can be no doubt that Mary, whose life is so remarkably inter-related with that of the Saviour, is absolutely free from even the shadow of sin and was so from the moment of her conception. She is the embodiment of purity, the model of sanctity.Her glory outshines by far that of all the others of God’s elect. The devotion of the faithful to her, great though it is, is far below that which is her due. As the mother of our Redeemer she reflects God’s goodness and beauty and scatters His graces among her children. She is our Heavenly Mother, our most powerful and most loving intercessor, and we turn to her in trustful prayer. Edmund H. Plant $ $ Freshman’s mother: “Well, William, how do you like your new teacher?” Freshman: “He is very nice, but I can’t believe him. Yesterday he said five and four make nine and today he says that three and six make nine.” e e e Bill Huhn to Jones: “How do you get along without a speedom¬ eter?” Charley: “Well, when I get to driving 15 miles an hour my fenders start to rattle; at 25 the windows rattle; at 30 the motor starts knocking—and that’s as fast as she’ll go.” $ s First Freshman (at the Zoo) : “Look at that rhinoceros.” Second same: “That ain’t a rhinoceros; that’s a hippopotamus. Can’t you see it ain’t got a radiator cap?” 3 lance 3luto tfje Jfuture A single dim candle faintly illumined the room into which I cautiously tiptoed. I stared about me in awe at the mysterious charts and unfamiliar instruments scattered in all parts of the chamber. Yet, from the moment I entered, my attention was ir¬ resistibly drawn to the shrunken grotesque figure that hunched over a desk in one corner. It was old Micheas, the world-famous astrologer and prophet. His thin frail body was covered with a long black robe and on his head was a black skull-cap. His face was almost concealed be¬ hind a thick beard and only his eyes were visible. But what eyes they were! They seemed to look right through me and they were grave with wisdom and scornful with contempt at the follies of men. They were eyes that could look into the future, that had peered, perchance, even beyond the veil of time into the limitless vastness of Eternity. As I approached the desk, he turned the full gaze of those deep burning eyes upon me, and, in the shrill voice of old age, asked, “What seek ye of old Micheas?” Humbly I answered, “I come, sir, to entreat your help and to ask you to exercise your great powers. In this Year of Our Lord nineteen hundred thirty a class of boys, over one hundred strong, will be graduated from the Aquinas Institute. I wish to look into the future and see where each one will be, what he will be doing, and what he will look like, a quarter of a century hence. As we stand on the stage at Commencement, we are just about equal but since we know that every man receives different rewards from Life, we wish you to use your art in determining what Life has in store for us.” After I finished, he sat silent, lost in thought, for several min¬ utes. Finally he said, “Ah, my boy, you do not know what you are asking. As you say, I can look into the future: but sometimes I see terrible things there. It is best that we should not know what is in store for us, for, after all, what pleasure would there be in Life if there were no uncertainty?” Then, seeing my disappointed expression, he went on, “Yet, my son, to appease your curiosity, I will give you a brief, a very brief, glimpse into the future. We shall look into my crystal globe for a while. I warn you, though, that the visions may fade away at any time and, if they do, you will see no more.” He motioned me to a seat beside him and leaned over the globe. His frame became tense with mental exertion and strange muttered words came from his lips. Slowly the room grew dark; the candle seemed to fade in a murky black cloud that gradually closed in upon us. Then the crystal began to glow with a weird, blue light. Slowly the mist in it cleared and figures, vague at first, slowly began to assume definite shapes. Before me floated a host of shadowy images. At first, they seemed like strangers to me, but then I saw something familiar in their faces. Yes, it was the same old crowd—but how they had changed! Here were faces lined with care and sorrow and worry: and others rounded into the contentment of a happy life. Many a figure had grown portly; others had grown thin; a mustache or a beard adorned a few faces. The figures passed me so swiftly that I missed many of them, and others I had hardly recognized before they were gone. Of those I saw I managed to remember a few and herewith I set them down. Some of the entries appear disjointed and fragmentary, but my strained condition, my intense excitement will no doubt excuse that fault. Here is what I recall: Harvey Rockwell, a prominent politician lecturing to a huge audience. . . .Frank Estrada, an engineer, building a great bridge in the Andes mountains. . .Paul McNamara and Louis Ernst, army officers instructing a group of recruits how to shoot a pistol. Larry Mooney and Charley Bourgeois, detectives busy apprehending criminals. . . .Bill Dwyer and Ed Plant defending a client in court against Frank Cocuzzi, the District Attorney. . . .Art Farren and Harry Dennis, sitting at editors’ desks in a newspaper office. Bernie O’Reilly in the same office drawing cartoons.George Shanley sitting behind the owner’s desk in a big shoe store.... Don McConville whacking out nice long drives as the golf “pro” at a fashionable Long Island golf club. . . .Lawrie Carpenter, a former football star, coaching Notre Dame. .. .Charlie Snell playing the piano and directing a jazz orchestra. . . .Paul Wenner managing a Big League baseball team. . . .Joe Hall, the “handsomest man in the movies”.Paul Draxl, a dynamic advertising man.Otto Reichardt, the “big little man of Wall Street”. .. .Paul Sigl, flying an airplane.John Adams, teaching mathematics in Aquinas University.Joe Enright, First Mate on a China trader. Chuck Furtherer, a surgeon in Montreal. . . .Fred Shea, running a big farm in Greece. . . .Dan Dowling, coaching basketball at some college. . . .Jerry Stambusky, sitting in a Rolls-Royce on Fifth Ave. . . . .Jerry Hickey, Vice-President of a big clothing factory. . . .Bill Cory, late for a business appointment. . . . Jim Carroll, coaching the New York Yankees after having starred for them on the mound for several years. .. .Johnny Costello, talking to Farren (as usual) . . . .Leonard Weber and Di Fiore, playing violins before a great crowd.Jimmy Fox, a “high-pressure” salesman.George Govern, at a hockey game in Madison Square Garden.Chuck Jones, a professional “organizer” and “pep man”. . .John E. Kelly, teaching Virgil, back at Aquinas. . . .John F. Kelly, delving into an encyclopedia in a large library. . . .Tom Keyes, teaching school. . . . Walt Bailey, and Carl Behrndt, joint owners of a department store . . . .Elmer Hoffman, a big railroad magnate. . . .Jack Kammer, a prominent Rochester physician. . .Norm Meteyer, Jimmy Toal and m Frank Taylor, big “men-about-town” and very popular with the weaker sex. .. .Bob Miller and Ken Moore, ditto. . . .Bernard Hen- nessy, very sedate and dignified under the title of “Judge”... .Neil Hickey and Karl Meng, writing a ponderous tome upon the mys¬ teries of mathematics. . . .Jim Holahan, a prominent broker. . .Bob Maurer, making marksmanship records with an Army rifle. . . Ber- nie Naas, impressive behind the wheel of a big sport roadster. . . . John Skelly, showing “what the well-dressed man will wear”. .. . Carl Bader, Les Brydges, Bob Bishop, and Angelo Borsa, a tuneful quartette addicted to “close harmony”... .Garrett Comerford, an automobile salesman. . . .Bob Cahill, an artist. . . .Carl DeSando, a genial politician. . . . (here the images began to grow indistinct but the last thing I saw was myself, for once not trying to argue with anyone!) That was too much for the crystal. It blew up with a loud explosion. Darkness fell about me. I woke to see the old astrologer bending over me with a kindly smile. As I rather dazedly roused myself and gathered my wits to¬ gether, he began to speak. “You were surprised,” he said, “by some of the things you saw in the crystal. Well, well, some of them may not come true but who knows? Perhaps twenty-five years from now you will really see what your fancy saw in the crystal just now. Even stranger things have happened. Only time will tell.” And with a parting benediction from the kindly old sage, I left, and this, fellow classmates, is what I saw in my brief glance into the future. The soothsayer gave me this message to tell you—“Such things do come true.” Edward Callahan $ $ s JMlab of a ©roton=up When the general’s last battle was over And the foe all conquered and dead; When the giants tall had been slain all, What was it the hero said? “Aw muvver, take me up now— Look here how I bumped my head— Just sing me a song of ‘Three Blind Mice’— Say, muvver, let’s go to bed.” Ah, if only life’s ways were like childhood days; If the giants would always fall; And the victory be won, e’re the battle begun And the foe could be vanquished all; Ah, if only after the conflict— —What matter the battle field gory— There were mother’s arms, the dispeller of harms And her smile as our token of glory! Harold A .Dennis Kg JTi forty-eight lma illater ORTUNA, bestower of gifts, I am grateful to you. From your overflowing cornucopia of favours you have singled for me a gracious and loving Alma Mater. Four years have I dwelt here, finding encourage¬ ment in praise for work well done, and in failure, not discouragement but resignation. I have been in¬ structed and guided in the pursuit of knowledge, not alone of worldly subjects but also of my relationship with my Creator. And now, Alma Mater, thy time of parentage draws to a close. No ivy covered walls ever enclosed more charm or sheltered scenes of happier memories. In thy chapel, secluded with Christ, often have I sat in shadowed silence, as in quiet mediatation I pondered upon the scholars of the Church there enthroned in glass,—St. Thomas, astute theologion and invincible defender of the Church, St. Bernard and St. Augustine, philosophers unex¬ celled. These are our patrons and guardians, but here in thy chapel they become friends and counsellors, as we silently commune with them. Varied feelings have I experienced in your auditorium. I have shrunk with humility and reverence, as here I assisted at Mass and dined at Christ’s table. Here I have proudly witnessed the acclama¬ tion of athletes who brought fame and laurels to Aquinas. Pleased and amused I have followed the courses of plays here ably pre¬ sented. With a feeling of joy at their triumph, and a sadness at the parting from friends, I have seen graduates receive here the reward of their labors. I regard for the last time your classrooms, haunts of knowledge, where under the influence of cross and flag I have advanced from grammar-school childishness to preparedness for a good, Catholic manhood. Studies, often hard but always satisfying to intellect and heart, have been my lot. Now at the culmination of my work, I can reflect and rejoice in the solution of difficulties of the past. Here have been cemented many friendships which we now sorrowfully must sever. It is with joy that I welcome June, and the end of high school work. But a spirit of sorrow moves me as we must part, Alma Mater, you and I. However, with parting I shall cherish a deeper regard for you. It is with a joy subdued by regret at the ties now parting that I say, “Vale, Alma Mater” Maurice T. Brunner m E LIVED in a little cottage tucked away on a quaint old-fashioned street where the pavement was wooden blocks and asphalt had not invaded. He was very poor and very old and yet in spirit he was as simple and guileless as a little child. His speech was fault¬ less which was unusual in one so old and poverty- stricken and, still more strange, books and beauty, beauty in all things, were at once his passion and devotion. The children, with whom he was a great favorite, called him Gramps but the little white name-card on the door, which he had taken such pains to write, proclaimed him to the world as Duane R. Blythe. Yes, he was a great favorite with the children for he told them brave, glamorous tales of buccaneers and coral islands and piece’s- of-eight in an accent such as only the English select schools and Oxford can produce. They gathered about his back stoop on long summer evenings while he recounted one of his characteristic stories or fashioned a rude boat out of a wooden block some grubby faced urchin brought him. They told him their misfortunes and successes and he took all of their offerings into his great lonely heart and asked for more. Truly, they loved him. His only visible means of support was the meager commission which he received as salesman for a nationally-known mail order house. His sales were few and unpretentious and when he did make one, the commission was as slow in reaching him as the proverbial tortoise. For the most part his field of operations was the uptown section, selling when possible to office-boys and clerks. On any pleasant day one might see him promenading along East Avenue with a mail order catalogue under his arm, swinging his silver¬ headed cane, a relic of better days, with every step. He drank of the golden sunlight in great copious draughts and it seemed that the sun shone and the birds twittered only for him. The world was a very beautiful place and it was good just to be alive. He would make his calls at the various business houses recom¬ mending shirts, ties, suits and even pianos to all and sundry with great enthusiasm and scrupulous politeness. His rounds completed, if the gods were generous, he would gracefully accept a newspaper from the boy on the corner with whom he was intimate and seek out a clean and inexpensive restaurant where he would regale him¬ self with a cup of coffee and two huge sugary rolls while he perused the events of the day. After the coffee and rolls had vanished despite his careful hoardings, he would pay his check with a cheery nod at the cashier and seek out his greatest diversion. This was either rummaging through the second-hand book stores or gazing fifty fondly with the air of a connoisseur at the treasures displayed in the windows of dealers in antiques or Oriental rugs. The rugs, how¬ ever, were his greatest pleasure. He knew their weaves, their colors and the origin of their designs; he could distinguish the antique from the semi-antique at several paces. Most of all he loved the colors and would feast his eyes on glorious reds and soft blues with the exhilaration of a toper toying with a Martini. Yes he loved rugs with an intensity approaching fanaticism. After an afternoon spent thus he would go through the length¬ ening shadows to his little house and open the front door with its curiously wrought brass knocker to be greeted with asthmatic wheezes and grunts from an ancient, bewhiskered fox terrier which would rub against his legs and beg for some small delicacy which he invariably brought. Then the old man would reverently place his walking-stick in the corner and busy himself with the evening meal. He would put a pot of water on to boil and go to the cupboard and take from a small cedar wood tea box, such as is commonly used by sojourners in the tropics, a few frugal pinches of tea. Sometimes there was a small chop or a piece of beef to grace the board but usually there was but tea, marmalade and biscuits. And so he was very happy in his little house and each day was filled with some new wonder. The wild-plum tree in the yard blos¬ somed, a new rug appeared in his favorite window, and one day—0 auspicious day!—he had made an exceedingly large sale, and he purchased that rare book of verse he had so long desired and there were a half dozen new candles, each more full of golden hours of reading than the others, in the cupboard and a large bone for Tooks. The loneliness was his greatest foe. When the supper was fin¬ ished and the last of little friends had run away home in a vain effort to escape a well-deserved lecture for his tardiness in return¬ ing from school, Gramps would sit in a chair before the fire and in the flickering light of one of his precious candles devour yellow page after yellow page of close typed verse in an effort to stave off the phantom. But even the longest candle must gutter and die and when the darkness reigned triumphant the little cottage was full of strange whisperings and furtive stirrings and the ghosts of long ago came out to dance and gesticulate, to laugh and cry upon the bare floor of the kitchen. There were camp fires and banquet tables around which men in scarlet uniforms talked and sang, sang vague, half-forgotten songs that pierced the heart with the poignancy of the slash of a rusty blade. There were crooked, dirty streets, gay with the tawdry finery of native bazaars, through which sorrowful- visaged camels stalked, a menace to the passerby. There were men with whom he had bunked, fought and whom he had at last buried in some far corner of the mysterious Orient and they all danced and cavorted, bowed and smirked and stretched forth long-dead hands to greet him. Oh, the horror of it! Why couldn’t they leave him in peace? CTtJOTfp m But there was a recompense. He knew that when the last song had been sung and the last comrade had made his wierd adieu that she would come. Oh, yes, Aline would come. Aline, dearer than all the world, his wife, would come tripping in on fairy feet. Aline with her impudent smile and wealth of raven hair would come and blow an airy kiss and drop a derisive curtsy. And all the tender remem¬ brances would come back again with a rush. She whirled him through an endless maze of balls and outings and teas. He saw himself, a young stripling clad in uniform of scarlet and gold, live again the tempestuous, tender wooing, and her a fleeting shadow just beyond his outstretched arms. Then came the engagement and the shared hours over a book or a wild impractical dream; and the marriage procession under crossed swords, between two files of brilliant uniforms, the first baby and their wild delight. Then like a cloud there swept across the kitchen the vision of a pestilence stricken land with huge pyres of countless dead. He saw through a mist of tears a little coffin lowered into a hole, heard a few words spoken and then the earth falling, beating a tattoo on the rough boards which echoed in his heart. He had lost a son and there followed tears, heart-aches and the black spectre always in the back ground. Then the blow—and he was alone. Alone with only a great sorrow and the mute-inanimate reminders of a great love. And then she would come out of the shadows behind him and perch on the arm of his chair and always she would kiss him on the brow, a kiss so light that he could scarcely feel it, and say; “Poor boy, were you terribly unhappy?” And he, grown wise in her way of vanishing if one glanced at her, would say, “Yes, Aline, unhappy always, three long years, until the night I received that blow on the head and you came t o me.” And she laughed. A low, throaty laugh that seemed like the wind murmuring under the eaves. “When you told them I had come they were astounded, weren’t they?” “Yes, they were astounded at first and the nurse said something about humoring me. And one day I heard that confounded doctor say that the shock had unbalanced my mind. Silly ass!” And she would protest that he meant to come anyway and sav that no woman could ever manage him. And so they chatted until he dozed in the chair, then she would steal away. And as ever he would wake with a start and call out but she was gone. He had long since learned that to entreat her to return was useless. Sometimes he wondered if his mind were really affected and be troubled all the following day but the next night when she would come he would tell her of it and together they would laugh away his fears. So the summer wore itself out and fall came and went giving way to snowy streets and blustering winds. The plum tree stood Mi mi fifty-two i m bare and leafless stretching its naked arms to a threatening Decem¬ ber sky. Gramps went more infrequently to the uptown section and there were days when no smoke came from the chimney and the little house seemed to retire into itself. The little children no longer came to see the old man. Their hearts and minds were far too full of gifts and Christmas trees and good things to eat. He began to cough; bitter, rasping coughs which tinged his lips with red and there were days when he lay in bed from sunrise to evening, rising only to feed the patient Tooks. His poor savings were fast disappearing and one morning, a week before Christmas, he journeyed forth clad only in a suit of serge and ulster which was painfully inadequate against the piercing cold. That day he sold as he had never been able to sell before. Even the hardest headed clerks yielded to his ingenuous simplicity and threadbare garb. That night he returned with wealth far beyond his wildest dreams and when she came he was boyish in the enthusiasm with which he told her of his good fortune and pitiful in the eagerness in which he awaited her acclaim. Only when he coughed did her voice lose its vivacity and a note of sadness crept in. “Dear, you cough so,” she said. “It is nothing,” he replied, “just a slight cold.” She sighed, “Do be careful. You know you were forever going out without a coat even during the rains.” But he brushed her fears aside and taking a book said, “Won’t you stay if I light a candle?” And he felt rather than saw the slow sweet smile he loved so and listened for the voice repeating the old, old lesson. No, we of the Long Ago may come back but low-burning fires and darkened rooms and twilight thoughts are our proper habitat. Only during great moments may we bear the light and then the power is not of us but of another. New thoughts, new experiences are not for you and me. We have only the old precious ones to live through again. But, then, perhaps Christmas Eve shall be our moment. “That’s a promise and I have a gift for you. It is something that you and I have loved dearer than anything else.” And while the shadows from the street lamp played upon the window pane she chattered on. It was a rug, or a book or an antique until the old man dozed again. The rest of that week Gramps might have been seen every day returning from uptown, loaded down with numerous bundles. In the little window a gaily ornamented holly wreath hung. Then at last, the great evening came. Sleigh bells and church bells pealed and jingled, the earth took on a holiday attire of purest ermine and the Star of Bethlehem arose in the East. Passersby noted the little fifty-three house all in gloom save for one tiny light which shone with a feeble fluttering glow in the kitchen window. And in the house there was a hustle and bustle and faint elfin laughter. Long, long ago a little Child was born. When a little later, after midnight, the mothers and fathers of the neighborhood delegated two of the men to go, with a basket of all the good things Christmas brings, to the lonely old man, they knocked on the door and received no reply. Shouldering into the little house they beheld a scene which stayed them in their tracks. There in the little kitchen, once so bare and plain, a tender hand had been working miracles. Mistletoe hung in festoons from the walls and covered the cracks in the plaster ceiling. In one corner a Christmas tree decked with the gayest of tinsel stars and candy Santa Clauses stood and around its foot were toys—tops and whistles and wooden soldiers and boats—the finest money could buy or love desire to give and, strangest of all, the toys were scattered as if a child had just left off playing. In a chair facing the corner sat Gramps, a smile of perfect understanding and joy on his face, his arms reached out as though to encircle someone who was not there. On his knees a book of verse lay opened with a selection heavily underscored. The older of the two men picked it up and read. For when we came where lies the child We lost in other years, There above the little grave 0, there above the little grave We kissed again with tears. For a moment they stood. Then a puff of wind stormed in through the half-opened door and plunged them into darkness. The candle had gone out. Harold Dennis $ ♦ $ iHagbalen Pushing its way through the cold, bleak clay A living, green bud burst into the day. A hidden bird sang wild and free From the uppermost branch of an olive tree. In a wakening garden by cold stone A woman waited and wept, alone. The Man passed by, she raised her head; From the depths of her soul a paean there sped. “Rabboni! Master!’’ These words she said. H. A. Dennis Wtyat §o ge ©ut to ©o ? A noted poet once asked a king of a gypsy band, how he decided which way to go when he broke camp. The gypsy king, proud as though he had hit upon a grand idea, replied, “I turn my back on the wind and go with it.” That is what the great majority of us do, and why so many drift through life without anything in view. We live mentally as gypsies live physically. There are many people who “get by” life’s stages with little or no work; they get by the years, and they finally get by the cemetery portal, their whole lives hav¬ ing been spent in drifting before the wind of circumstance, as leaves drift before the winds of autumn. The question that arises is, “Can a man buck the winds of life, chance and fate; can he, unlike the nomad king, turn toward the wind and fight against it, instead of going with it?” The answer is brief and simple; in the doing the difficulty looms. Work instead of dreaming; save and use wisely instead of squandering foolishly! To save does not necessarily refer to money. It applies to time and energy more than to money. Money can be invested foolishly and made up, whereas time and energy once lost, can never be regained. Everyone does not receive the same amount of God-given talent, it is true, but everybody can make his life a success. The child begins life full of hope, but he, like the child in Wordsworth’s great ode, soon loses his early eagerness. When he grows up he resigns him¬ self to mediocrity. He is just one out of millions who turn their back on the wind. However, a few choose their direction and follow it. They fight against the wind, bucking as it blows. They are the few, who change the world, and make it better for the drifters to live in. To them we owe all that there is. They are not always the happy few, but they are the few that count. Therefore choose your own direction in a big way, if you can; in a small way if you must. Whether the objective be big or little, the returns enormous or meager, make up your mind to steer and to guide yourself, not to be carried with tide as is the fragile skiff which sooner or later crashes on the rocks. Otto Reichardt, Jr. S $ s ®f)e i tubente’ Hament With downcast eyes, drooping shoulders, and dragging feet, the students of Aquinas slowly file through the doorways. The silence is occasionally broken by the sobbing of a freshman. The general attitude is that of attending a wake. A kind old man asks of a fresh¬ man, “Why all the sorrow, sonny? Have you just found out that there aint no Santa Claus?” This worthy son of Aquinas replies, between sobs, “It’s worse than that, sir. You see, we’ve figured it out and found that Columbus Day falls on a Saturday.” Bernard Nass mi fifty-five fifty-six ®be Aquinas ikfjool Htbrarp Ordior a cultu: cultis bene liber ab uvis provenit, et culto stat seges alia solo. .. .OVID. library is a vital spot, from an educational point of view, in every community, whether we bear refer¬ ence to city, township, school, or public welfare centre. It is indeed possible to measure the relative learning and education of a particular place, by merely referring the inquirer to the type and nature of the books drawn. We, the present Senior Class of our school, have have seen a tremendous growth in our library. When we stood upon the threshold of the library, early in the fall of nineteen twenty-six, the shelves contained some twenty-four hundred volumes. This, indeed, was a considerable amount for a young high school. How eager we were to go to our weekly period there, draw some book that ap¬ pealed to our taste and spend the remainder of the period in brows¬ ing over the magazines and pictured encyclopaedias. The magazine rack was not then so full as it is today, but nevertheless, we were equally as happy as the present freshman class is, with a much larger and more inclusive supply of recreational reading. Today, in nineteen thirty, our library contains quite forty-six hundred volumes. Almost every shelf is full although twelve stacks have been added. How is it possible that the number of books has almost doubled in a period of a little less than four years? Quite naturally, the fee that is taken in yearly at the opening of school aids in the purchase of several hundred, but there are still hun¬ dreds of books that were not purchased with this resource. Does not a question arise in our minds as to the origin of these books? Were they the gratuity of many individuals? Were they presented to the school by the state, as a subsidy for some achievement? Anyone who is in any wise familiar with our library and who draws a considerable number of books has by this time, discovered the real benefactor. How often, upon opening books upon diverse subjects, do we recognize the familiar signature of the Reverend Principal of our school—Father Grady? For a period of years, he has been a faithful contributor to our library, and without his aid and resources, it would lack hundreds of its most interesting and important books. How many of us are aware of the fact that he has given us a considerable portion of his private collection, which, it is reputed, is one of the largest in the city? At this point, the school library itself might be considered. The forty-six hundred volumes are completely catalogued in the most modern and efficient system. The books are easy to find, as each section is given a particular place in the room. The reference books are easily accessible, and are always kept to date, by the addition of new works, both English and American. Whether the student comes to the library for the purpose of finding material as a sup¬ plement to his course, or whether he comes to draw a book t hat is objectively entertaining, it may be said here, that our library is more than able to supply his wants. Indeed it seems to be fulfilling Carlyle’s suggestion that the true place of education contains a goodly collection of books. The world sets up a certain standard that must be reached be¬ fore it considers any particular member of its groupings as cul¬ tured. How far the library of a school has helped to mould the men of the future into this category of refinement and good taste we are in no position to say. However, it may be asserted that the li¬ brary has played no small part in the cultural advancement of the students of our school. Charles M. Furtherer $ $ t m tm. Aquuus Here we walk while sun caresses Mellowed stone, and emerald tresses Of the trees sweep low and hi de us. Closer to her breast she presses Our young souls and guards them dearly With a love that’s meant sincerely To protect us, shape and guide us; Teach us life’s sweet song sung clearly. We like fledglings in her nest, She like mother-bird doth test Our poor powers and strive to strengthen Our frail wings that we may breast Pelting rain and gale’s hard driving; Come through life’s great storm surviving And in fair fields while shadows lengthen Pour forth fond praise of her conniving. Harold Dennis m m ' i fifty-eight ( ur Jfounbcr’s! Jubilee ERHAPS to no others has the Twenty-Fourth of May a deeper significance than to the Faculty and Stu¬ dent Body of the Aquinas Institute of Rochester. On this day, twenty-five years ago, His Grace, The Most Reverend Thomas F. Hickey was consecrated Co¬ adjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester. All his life long Bishop Hickey was deeply inter¬ ested in promoting Catholic education. In no field has he achieved more signal success. We of Aquinas are especially grateful for the work he has done for us—a labor of love which we can never hope to repay. The idea of a free Catholic High school for boys had long been in the Bishop’s mind. This was partially realized in the Rochester Catholic High School. A new and finer school was his desire. At the expense to him of time and health, he proceeded with plans which many first looked upon as nothing more than an idle dream. Materialized, they became the magnificent school which was named in honor of the great Patron of teachers and students, Saint Thomas Aquinas. All this was accomplished because our Bishop was deeply im¬ bued with the belief that in no way could he better promote the interests of God’s Church than by furthering the educational facili¬ ties of the Catholic youth of Rochester. Never were his duties too great to permit his visiting the school of his dreams; never were his words of advice and encouragement received by a more appre¬ ciative audience than that composed of his boys. And so, on his silver anniversary, when our beloved Archbishop is receiving messages of congratulation from his friends, we, his boys at Aquinas, we who are so close to his fatherly heart, offer him our tribute of gratitude and we ask him to look upon our lives well lived as the most fitting testimonial we can promise to him our esteemed Founder. Neil Hickey CLASS OFFICERS Treas . Paul E. McNamara Vice - Pres . Edward T. Callahan Pres . Harvey P. Rockwell Sec’y Frank J. Estrada Spring May comes stealing through the scented wood And quivering blueness shades the sky. Tis Spring. A saucy robin trills and fills the air With liquid warbling. While violets poise, silvery moths, above the green A scarlet rose all laced with morning dew Sways gracefully and with seductive mien Toward Jack o’ Pulpit prim And eliciting no slight response from him Turns from his lowly presence holding high Her crowned head, as well befits a queen. A vagrant breeze starts trees to whispering. A little stream, the gossip, prattles on. The world takes on a sense of graceless ease. The winter’s gone. Come ye, Rejoice! ’Tis Spring! Harold Dennis sixty iHjall i umanttariams;m Conquer HE Reverend Owen Francis Dudley has recently come to the front as the author of a trilogy of books written to expose the falsities of the Humanitarian movement. These books should be read by every Catholic, especially by all our young men and women as they contain practical lessons in the truths of our Faith. In his introduction to the series, Gilbert K. Ches¬ terton tells how thoroughly his friend, Father Dud¬ ley, has succeeded in refuting the claims of the Hu¬ manitarian. He mentions that before a detailed study of these writings can be made, the exact meaning of sixty-one Humanitarianism must be clearly understood. Humanitarianism is that doctrine which presupposes the non-existence of God and raises man to a higher plane. Chesterton also notes the deep sin¬ cerity of the method which the author employs to attain his pur¬ pose. These three books: “Will Men Be Like Gods,” “The Shadow on the Earth,” and “The Masterful Monk,” bid fair to become unique in the list of Catholic literature. The first book deals with the doctrine of the Catholic Church as opposed to the teachings of the Humanitarian. Without Christian¬ ity and belief in an hereafter, there would be no ambition in life and “Chaos would be restored.” The errors of the Positivists who attempt to confine the human mind to positive facts of physical science are refuted and the points wherein these errors lie are skill¬ fully explained away. What folly these Positivist doctrines are! They deny the existence of an Infinite Being simply because Divin¬ ity cannot be found under the microscope. This is mere puerility. Furthermore, they explain that since God does not exist, He should no longer be worshipped and that in as much as man inevitably tends toward worship, there should be a substitute. Should man be this substitute? They picture their Utopia, a place devoid of sick¬ ness, ugliness, and all other forms of misfortune. Father Dudley shows how utterly impossible it would be to bring about these con¬ ditions. The first book concludes with an explanation of two basic truths of our religion: the Fall of our First Parents and the Redemp¬ tion in such a manner as proves the irrationality of the Humani¬ tarian viewpoint and the reason for the necessity of belief in these articles of faith by all Christians worthy of the name. “The Shadow on the Earth” concerns a young English noble¬ man of the Anglican Church who, meeting with an accident in the Italian Alps, is taken to a little monastery in the highland by his three humanitarian companions. How Brother Anselm, a medical officer of the World War and now a religious priest, saves this young man’s life and becomes his good friend; how his companions fail in their every effort to lead him away from his admiration for the Christian ideals which Brother Anselm has taught him first to understand, later to love; why the young accident victim can find no comfort in the dogmas and practices of the modern Progres¬ sives yet discovers solace and sweet peace in the serene atmos¬ phere of the cloister; how complete renunciation is portrayed in the death of a new found friend, a little girl, as she was bringing the invalid-for-life a farewell gift of flowers before his departure for home, could not be more graphically, more grippingly told. The story closes when the invalid, received into the True Fold, enjoys an ecstatic vision of heaven. The scene of “The Masterful Monk” is in England whither Brother Anselm has been called to answer the false claims publicly made by a famous atheist. He is received as a guest in the palatial home of the invalid. Into the theme of this book is woven a delight¬ ful romance between the younger son of the house and a worthy young Catholic girl. We leave for the reading of the book itself the story of the lad’s conversion and the manner in which the invalid lost his life to save this younger brother, as also the place and the circumstances under which the lovers are united. I feel that without appearing too enthusiastic I can safely say that this trilogy is among the best, if not the best Catholic liter¬ ature which I have read. They grip the reader from start to finish and the end satisfies the intricate and delicate plot. It is indeed fortunate that these books are in print and on sale in these days when Bolshevism is overruling Russia and other European countries. Their effect upon the minds of Englishmen of all creeds cannot be overestimated as we are told Father Dudley’s books have a wide circulation there. It is strange that our own Catholic Book Club did not choose at least one of them as a book which measures up to the high aspirations of Catholic Literature. Therefore, despite their high religious and literary caliber, these books will soon pass on into oblivion in America unless their value and merit be voiced on the high winds. Charles Furtherer $ s e Enotolebge I know a spot where daisies grow Where honeysuckle and violets blow And lilies tall nod to and fro; I know a spot— I know a spot where grasses green Plait emerald velvet, and a queen Of Fairyland doth dole out dreams; I know a spot— I know a spot where one may take His ease, and at a spring there slake The dusty thirst the road doth make; I know a spot— I know a spot on Mother’s breast Where first I laid me down to rest Where, even now, I’m welcome guest; I know a spot—. H. A. Dennis THE LITERARY BOARD sixty-four The first begins Manner, The second’s in lOve The third shines out clear From the bright sTars above. The next lies in Heaven Its fifth find in bluE The last one is constant And never leaves tRue The one that it means Is first in my heart, With a bright glow around her Rare gem set apart, My Mother Jack Eadie ■ v 7m sixty five m Wf)t Me of let’s jWake peltetoe i Where the cockatoos are brilliant as they chatter in the trees And the craggy, purple shoreline shows assaults of ageless seas And a sun of clearest amber tints the emerald-studded keys In the Sea of Never-Never, lies the Isle of Let’s Make Believe. II Where the sky is always azure and there’s never cause for grief And the trees sigh dreamy music at the rustle of a leaf And there’s no caste nor birth nor rank and every man’s a chief In the Sea of Never-Never, on the Isle of Let’s Make Believe. III 0, it lies beyond the sky-line of some sleepy tropic sea And only those may travel who from stodgy care are free On the frail, fleet barque of Fancy from the village and the lea To this Sea of Never-Never, to this Isle of Let’s Make Believe. Harold Dennis cm a fit S .’i sixty-six Richmond silently changing classes Art Farren’s arm around Johnny Costello John Adams worried over unprepared lessons Frank Estrada on the honor roll Carpenter daring to touch Stambusky Bernie Naas in long trousers Bob Kress with his French work prepared Rockwell “directing” the band Stewart capering mischievously in the halls Dowling missing “Oral English” Zweigle cutting his corners carefully Pulcino sleeping in Christian Doctrine period Chuck Jones writing “Back Agate” on the board for us. Robert G. Miller Arete Artists Arthur Maurer Bernard O’Reilly Jerry Hickey Norman Meteyer Robert Cahill l tngs; Wit ?|ope to g ee sixty-seven : v v ? j 4 feamt Gtfjomas Club” As there are in the school various clubs for students who have specialized in certain subjects and for athletes, it is natural that there should b e a club whose members are the outstanding scholars of the school. The purpose of each of the various clubs is to set apart their members as students who have accomplished something of distinction. As the primary purpose of the school is to produce scholars, it follows that a club should be formed to set apart and distinguish the best students. It was with this purpose in view—to give good students recog¬ nition and distinction for work of exceptional merit that the Saint Thomas Club was founded. Membership in it is the supreme scholastic attainment in the school and is the ambition of every worthwhile, Aquinas student. The Saint Thomas Club forms the upper strata of the intellectual society of the school and its mem¬ bers are the “Pride of Aquinas.” When the students assemble to begin a new scholastic year in September, the awards of the Saint Thomas Club are made. The Bishop delivers an address of commendation and encouragement upon that occasion. To the Freshman, membership in the club is an end to be attained; to the Sophomore, it is a means by which to better himself; to the Junior, it is the sting of his past defeats and a resolution to do better in the future; to the Senior it is the last chance to repay his school by obtaining scholastic distinction. This club should be the aim of every Aquinas student. Maurice T. Brunner pixty-eight €xcdStoc UR struggle through the four years of high school may be compared to a long hike up a steep mountain. It takes four seasons to reach the summit, and the Freshman year is the summer. We start out in sum¬ mer, when everthing is green, including ourselves. We are placed at the end of the line; our require¬ ments are outlined; we are told that “Education” is the password, and that the “Faculty” is our guide. The guide is to see that we conquer the grade, and we are to obey him in all matters. To most of us the going is hard; but by obedience and perseverance we surmount the obstacles. There are a few who find the work too difficult, and the hike too hot for them, and they drop out of line; but the great majority please the guide and are passed with honors. Then comes a short rest, after which we start again. We are now on the second lap of the journey; it is the autumn and hiking is a bit easier; we must, nevertheless, pay close attention to the instructor, and become proficient in our labors. The autumn hike is not so trying, unless it be to those who shirked the first leg of the trip; they, of course, find it tedious, and, with the thought of the second half of the mountain yet remaining, they decide not to re¬ turn for the third lap. Therefore, although this third course is a steep one, those who attempt it are seasoned veterans, and there are only a few, who, after winter has been overcome, do not return in the spring. The spring—the last season, the last quarter—is a season of joy and of triumph. The summit is close; and now that it can be per¬ ceived, we are filled with renewed vigor. The hike has not been such a drudge after all, but it has taken us until now to realize it. When the summit is finally gained, and the diploma is ours, how sad is the parting! How deeply attached have we become to our chums, and to our guide, the Faculty! How we long to relive that hike! Never again shall we experience a journey more packed with good times— more easy to travel—more thrilling, instructive, and beneficial— more happy and delightful! Arthur P. Farren ? $ Clebelanb After the half time whistle blew Quickly the boys took courage anew, Under a snowslide of thirteen to two, Into that game they fairly flew. Nearer and nearer they slowly drew. Alas! the seconds were very few. Slowly the heroes, conquered withdrew. Charles Bourgeois m mm 3M sixty-nine m m «« Outstanding among the activities of Aquinas Institute this past year was the second annual retreat, held under the direction of the Reverend Walter Foery on the three days prior to the Thanksgiving recess. Class routine was put in the background as students and teachers prepared for a worthy Thanksgiving by a closer communion with their Master. This period of devotion enabled every man to study himself and his faults and to find the means of checking his failings. Under the able guidance of Father Foery we were sure of very good results in our endeavors. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Rosary, Spiritual Reading, and Holy Communion and conferences by the retreat master, com¬ prised the schedule for those three days of spiritual study. Father Foery’s instructive talks were of high caliber, and it lies not within the power of Aquinas faculty and student body to offer sufficient praise and gratitude to him for his work among us. It was due chiefly to his efforts that the retreat was a success. With a full realization of this fact in mind, it is with heartfelt thanks that we, the student body of Aquinas, express our apprecia¬ tion to Father Foery and to the executives of the school who made possible our second annual retreat. May the memory of this retreat serve to spur the Class of 1930 to success in every field. Jack Eadie $ $ s poto 3 Jfelt at tfje C. p. ZL ©ame It was my good fortune to be one of the crowd of loyal Aquinas rooters at the traditional C. B. A. fracas. This year our invasion had been forecast as a sure failure. We had been beaten on our own Armory floor by the Brothers, by a 32-18 score. What could we be expected to do at the Salt City Armory? We did suffer defeat at Syracuse. Our boys were outplayed in every department. But after the game I kept my Aquinas pin on my lapel, my Maroon and White banner around my arm. For I was proud, very proud, of my school. I was proud of Aquinas because she stood primarily for principle: and while her stand had cost her probable victory, she did not waver. I refer to the rule that academic standing takes precedence over athletic participation. This rule is a just one and a necessary one. Therefore, when our revamped lineup faced C. B. A. that night, there rose up in my heart a real feeling of pride for my school. Arthur P. Farren m ' t seventy lit Cercle Jforf) On pourrait se demander quelle est l’utilite d’un cercle la ou il y a des classes regulieres de frangais. C’ est qui’ il y a des renseignements qu’on peut qualifier d’indispensables, mais qui sont un peu en dehors du pro¬ gramme de la plupart des cours de frangais. Tels sont, par exemple, beau- coup de locutions parfaitement usuelles, les chansons populaires, la pra¬ tique des journaux et des periodiques, les jeux, les anecdotes; ce sont la des choses qu’il faut connaitre, mais que l’ecole ne rencontre guere dans un cours de grammaire. Et surtout, il faut avoir l’occasion de se trouver dans un milieu aussi frangais que possible afin de pouvoir se tirer d’affaire dans la conversation reelle. Notre tache etait lourde parfois cette annee mais, les avantages qui en sont ressortis ont ete assez importants pour bien recompenser quelques efforts et quelques sacrifices. Afin de donner a chacun de nos membres une veritable inspiration, nous avons nomme notre club le Cercle Foch. Puisse l’esprit de ce grand capitaine chretien animer nos efforts non seulement dans nos etudes mais aussi dans les carrieres diverses que nous pourrons choisir dans la vie. Notre administration se composait cette annee des membres suivants :•—- Directeur, Rev. Paul Mallon, C.S.B., M.A. President, Frangois Estrada. Vice-President, Guillaume Levis. Secretaire, Jean Eadie. Tresorier, Thomas Keyes. seventy-one 0m Virgil Claste Four years Latin—quite a dream! Sound strange to you, dear reader? Not so bad as it would seem— Thanks to our able leader! (Oh, yes, there are some things much worse Than “trotting” thru Virgilian verse!) Excerpts: Troy falls—(so do our marks) ; The Greeks burn the city—(we burn the mid-nite oil) ; Aeneas arrives in Carthage, where he meets Queen Dido—(we arrive at a tension point, sensing a romance) ; Aeneas disappoints her, and she burns herself on a funeral pyre (we disappoint Mr. Hurley by using a trot; we decide to burn it— but don’t) ; Aeneas goes down to a cave to consult the oracle of Fate—(we reach down under the desk to consult the trot) ; Aeneas searches diligently for the Golden Bough—(we search frantically for the right verb) ; Aeneas dreams of founding a nation—(we dream of passing Vir¬ gil) ; Aeneas founds the nation—(we pass Virgil (?) !) Et cetera (“practical Latin”). However, “Venimus, Vidimus, vicimus Arthur P. Farren seventy-two COMMENCEMENT ORATORS Robert G. Miller Arthur P. Farren Charles M. Furtherer seventy-three mi ran Seniors Who Have Completed Four Years of Mathematics TO )t Jftntstf) 0, it’s easy to make the start With muscles all tense for the deed And it’s easy to run, at the crack of the gun With legs that just ache for speed But the test of the man is the finish line When the heart must bear the brunt Of the crucial hurt of that one last spurt To breast the tape in front. When your eyes start forth and your breath is spent, And your rival is shoving ahead, And you haven’t the strength to make the grade And your feet seem shod with lead, Remember he of the frantic stride Is feeling just as bad. A moment more and your stock will soar, Tear in, and sprint like mad. 0, throw yourself at that spanning tape Like a bolt from the storm-lashed sea. For the prize is the goal of your longing soul, A game man’s victory. Harold Dennis seventy-four !% 2.3S£ m I remember the little cottage That nestled so still on the shore. I recall the old, dripping rowboat, And the fishing pole near the door; The fire on the beach at evening Sent smoke to the skies above, Waking the gods in their heavens, Disturbing their dreams of love. The leaping flames awakened The thoughts within each breast, And each one thought of the other And wondered whose thoughts were best. Together we sat in the shadows, My good old pals and I. We smiled with deep, understanding And answered each with a sigh. We all had journeyed together; Had all a love for the sea; And to us there was no other, Just Mother Nature and we. The only thing to disturb us, The only blow to the night, Was the speeding train’s shrill whistle As its silver beam hove into sight. Our days were spent on the sheltered bay Or out on the rolling sea.— Now, all these joys and memories Come drifting back to me, My eyes are filled with a mist, Like the sky before a rain And I long for those days and pals To come drifting back again. Jack Eadie § $ $ Win port Mot Le professeur dit a un eleve dans la classe de physique: “Quels sont les effets de la chaleur et du froid?” Apres un moment de reflexion, le gargon repond d’une voix assuree: “La chaleur dilate et le froid contracte.” “Tres bien,” dit le professeur, “et maintenant donnez-moi un exemple.” “En hiver, les jours sont tres courts, et en ete les jours sont tres longs,” repond l’eleve. “Monsieur,” dit un gargon au professeur de biologie, “vous dites que, si je suis suspendu par les pieds, le sang afflue a ma tete; pourquoi n’afflue- t-il pas a mes pieds quand je suis debout?” “C’est parce que vos pieds ne sont vides,” repond le professeur au milieu des eclats de rire de tous les eleves. IV P seventy-five escape I’m tired of books, of theorems, of verbs Of formulas, dates and of keys. I’m tired of walls, of classrooms, of halls And of all the lessons that be. 0, I want to away to the realm of Cathay Where pagodas uprear in the blue And a gong on the air calls a people to prayer. I want all the things that are new. Where the mulberry trees are blue smoke on the hills And the moon like a pearl of great price And the gods of the night smile benevolently down Through age-old, still-twinkling eyes. Where the aureate beams of an uprising sun Betoken the gold of the day. Where the Lesson in Life and the teacher yourself. 0, I want to away to Cathay. Harold Dennis CLASS GIFT COMMITTEE Frank Cocuzzi Carl Behrndt Richard O’Connor Thaddeus Klos Gerald Stambusky : seventy-six S ebt£eb latm Bicttonarp (Gleaned from pearls of wisdom dropped in Mr. Hurley’s Latin classes.) Acer . . . . Measure of ground. Ad. ... A printed notice. Addo. . . .Process of mathematics. Ago. . . . Pertaining to past time. Aio . . . .Latin equivalent of an “I. 0. U. Alo . . . .A greeting. Alter. ... To change. Anna. . . . Girl’s name. Attica . . . . . . . Upper chamber. Bello. . . . Loud noise. Certo . .. . . . . Artificial preservative. Clam. . . . Sea food. Copia . . . . ... One who copies. Cum . . . .Command to approach. Cur. ... Dog of uncertain ancestry. De. . . . Measure of time. Domino . . . . . . Counter used in a game. Dux. ... Birds living near water. Et . . . .Past tense of “eat.” Fax. . . . An animal. Fore . . . . Warning cry in golf. Furo. ... A ridge in the ground. Galli . , . . .Expression of surprise. Grave .... ... Sauce for potatoes. Hie . ... The word speaks for itself. Laus . , . . . An insect. Lego . . . . . Command to release. Lux. , . . . Soap chips. Male . . . .What the mailman brings. Mare. . . .Female horse. Nec. . . . . A part of the body. Nix. . . .No. Nox. . . . .Sharp blows. Os . . . . .Rural for “horse.” Per . ,. . .Noise made by cat. Post . , . . .Large piece of wood. Radio . . . . , . . .Wireless set. Res . , . . .To lift. Rex. . . .A dog’s name. Serius . . . . , . . . Grave. Si . . . .To perceive by the eye. Tam . .. .Small peakless cap. Tu. . . . A pair. Turn . . . .Baby talk for “Come.” Urbs. . . . Plants. Vel . . . .Hebrew for “well.” Vesta . .. . . . . Garment worn under coat. m kM m Edward Callahan seventy-seven m OTfjij 3 2lm Grateful to gutna£ A few days ago I met a man who was just graduated from col¬ lege, and I asked him whom he could thank for his success so far. .. “More than to anyone else (except God) I am grateful to my par¬ ents,” he said, “because they have aided me in every way possible and have sacrificed much to put me through college.” In the same way, every graduate is grateful to Aquinas for what she has done for him. Speaking in behalf of every senior, I wish to state why I owe such a great debt to Aquinas—more in fact that I can ever repay. First, Aquinas has taught me to be a gentleman. This consists in not merely displaying the art of courtesy but also in honoring my parents and respecting my su¬ periors, not because they demand obedience and respect, but be¬ cause they deserve the same. Secondly, has not Aquinas educated me? While w ithin her portals she has developed my mind and now that I am leaving hear, I am equipped mentally, with a fair knowl¬ edge of languages, mathematics and science. Again my Alma Mater has brought home to me the necessity of partaking with a lively en¬ thusiasm in all school activities, whether they be basketball games or school plays. Lastly, but most important of all, she has given me something that none but a Catholic school can give—a Catholic edu¬ cation. After all, that was the underlying purpose in founding Aqui¬ nas—to provide a Catholic school for boys, a school which would teach them how to become good Catholics. In going forth into the world, I have a great deal to be thankful for, and when I have gained the top of the ladder, I can look back and say, “Aquinas was in a large way responsible for my success.” Thomas Keyes § $ $ Jforstefeen Hole An architect who thought he knew, Upon a square blue paper drew, A plan for a spacious pool To be built in Aquinas school. Stones were piled in every direction So as to finish this huge erection, Girders of steel were fastened so strong That nothing possibly could go wrong. But someone or other managed to forget, And the cemented hole is not finished yet. Though maybe some day in its dazzling blue, Will be seen “Freshmen” wading through. Leslie Brydges seventy-eight • 26 1 m HE Aquinas Mission Unit, or the branch of the Soci¬ ety for the Propagation of the Faith, in existence for several years, has this year steadily grown and, due to the energetic work of its present diminutive director, the Reverend John O’Donnell, is now a flourishing organization, enrolling the support of every boy in the school and producing tangible results. The daily recitation of the mission prayers and the monthly collection taken up by the student pro¬ moters, are supplemented this year by the mission rally, held two or three times each term. Entertain¬ ment at these rallies is provided by the orchestra and other mem¬ bers of the student body. Father Mooney, Diocesan Director of the Society, generally attends these meetings. The highlight of the meeting, however, is the address by some priest or nun, fresh from the mission fields and invited by the Society to inform the boys of the work being done there. These visitors leave with the whole¬ hearted support of the student body and, incidently, with the gift which the Society extends. At the meeting held on October 2, Bishop Byrne told the assem¬ bly of the wonderful work being done in the Korean missions. His account of the heroic deeds of his associates was edifying. His de¬ scription of native customs, dress and language, together with the recounting of humorous incidents in his experience, made his ad¬ dress entertaining as well as enlightening. On December 18, Father Crawford, a member of the Irish Mis¬ sionaries stationed at Liberia, gave an interesting and spiritually stimulating talk. Being himself a pioneer in the work, he gave a detailed account of the history of the Irish Missionaries in the African republic. He also described the natives and their mode of living. He especially impressed the boys that his life among those poor people, despite all its hardships, was one of extreme happiness and contentment. Bishop Walsh of Charleston, S. C., an alumnus of St. Bernard’s Seminary, appeared on March 18 and asked the aid of the Society for his work in administering to the thousands of souls in his vast diocese. These people, the Bishop explained, are descendants of genuine Irish Catholics, immigrants of a century or more ago, who, having scant opportunity to practice their religion because of the wildness and remoteness of the country and the absence of priests, gradually lost their faith. Consequently, Bishop Walsh faces the tremendous task of bringing the descendants of these one-time Catholics back into their traditional faith and of keeping them seventy-nine C Tt JO fD there—a work which requires the aid of thousands of Catholic lay¬ men. It is to us Northern Catholics that Bishop Walsh appeals for prayers and contributions, that he may carry on his noble work, and Aquinas has pledged her support. No sooner had the Bishop finished his talk, than a resolution was passed whereby the Unit assumes the obligation of supporting, by the sum of $350 annually, one of the sisters, who are engaged in educating the children of the diocese. The crowning event of the Mission Unit’s work of the year was its First Annual Mission Day which occurred on May twenty-eighth in which the students were joined by their parents and friends in fitly carrying out a Mission Day program. Hereafter it may justly be said: “Aquinas Institute is noted for its enthusiastic support of missions and missionaries, contributing most generously to every cause which comes to its notice.” Robert Kress 3 $ 3 Spring; Bare branches weave black lace Against a brazen moon Set in a cobalt sky, And over all there broods That fierce and breathing, Age-old pagan song Of thrusting root and blade And damp warm earth. The stars shine down Like bleak and naked spearheads Glimmering, while dusky shadows turn A deeper, darker purple Down the twisting, narrow Pathway, on they move, Two shadow shapes Now etched in silver by the moon’s magic Now plunged in gloom by shadow O’er its face. A laugh rings out Like the tinkle of ice in frosted glass. Then silence, With only the murmur of the wind And the accents of the leaves To tell their coming. Harold Dennis eighty 0m lenten Sacrifice (Offerings Not only did the boys at Aquinas show a very creditable atten¬ dance at the Lenten school Mass but they contributed a small por¬ tion of their weekly allowance in a spirit of loving sacrifice for the purchasing of needed chapel furnishings. The above group, members of home room 107 contributed close to one tenth of the total amount. This is the fourth time in succes¬ sion that home room 107 has led in the Lenten offerings. We feel that Mr. James Manning is largely responsible for the admirable generosity displayed by his group but any query as to how he does it is met with a smile and that’s all. $ £ S In the Advanced Algebra class, Louis Ernst got this problem: If one horse can run a mile in a minute and a half, and another is able to do a mile and a half in two minutes, how far ahead would the first horse be if the two horses ran a race of two miles? After half an hour’s deep thinking, Louie turned in the paper with the question unaswered, and the following comment written on it: “I refuse to have anything to do with horse-racing. It is unethical.” e s ♦ Father Morgan: “Did you write this unaided?” Young poet: “I did, every word of it.” Father Morgan: “Then I am very pleased to meet you, Lord Tennyson; I thought you died many years ago.” eighty-one (m m Half scared he suddenly rose from his warm bed. The noise caused by his chattering teeth threatened to awaken those of the household. With quick and easy steps, he went to his dresser drawer and snatched from it the sharpest knife that he possessed. He imagined that he heard someone, but could a little thing like imagi¬ nation impede the progress of one who had become accustomed to the ways of the world? No! He was strong both physically and men¬ tally, and his strength could not be weakened at this moment. Amidst the ghostly sounds caused by creaking stairs, cracking plaster, and mice gnawing holes in the walls, he made his way downstairs. After tip-toeing through a long dark hall, where it was supposed many crimes were committed, he finally arrived in the kitchen. Here he was confronted with the most startling and amaz¬ ing scene. Before his very eyes lay the object which had caused him to rise from a warm bed, the object which had put fear and terror in his heart. “Don’t do it,” he heard a small voice whisper. “You’ll be sorry.” A feverish wave inundated his brain and made his head swim. Cold beads of perspiration appeared on his brow. A stubborn inward force urged him blindly on. He decided to yield. Yes-he would yield. Slowly he raised his razor-edged knife above his head. As he glanced up at it he remembered a warning but this recollec¬ tion was too late. With a crushing blow he let drop the knife into the body of a beautiful-cake which his mother had prepared for a dinner party on the morrow. The act being completed and the feast being over, he slowly retreated to his bedroom to spend a rest¬ less night. Leslie Brydges s $■ £ What if a day, a month and a year See our arms empty for want of school books? Cannot the hours of a day or a night Cram our heads full of last minute looks? Latin, history, physics, French Are but studies dying; Long assemblies, tedious jugs Are but hours trying. Treasure every passing joy Youth is quickly flying. Joseph LeVeque cm eighty-two If text-books were “ponies” Latin students would ride Joyous the journey and happy the day With English their beacon and Muffet their guide And music with never a piper to pay And plenty of others are going your way. So long as you write with unhesitant speed Madly and gladly the piper will play The Latin Trot is a fickle steed. Pack up your conscience and swallow your pride Write on your scutcheon, “Equo credite.” You couldn’t turn backward now if you tried So why the tears and the tumult, pray? At Easy Road’s end there awaits decay, The Finals wave their hands to greet, Memorized translations soon fade away. The Latin Trot is a fickle steed. L’Envoi Student, you say you hope I may Give you a passing mark? Really, that’s neat Of you to suggest it, but hear my lay The Latin Trot is a fickle steed. H. A. Dennis $• $ $ a Henten Ixeberte I fingered my rosary, As I knelt this morning At Mass, and gazed with Thought on the rostrum steps. Sole-worn and bare of paint They seemed a dismal thing, Trod by the feet of those Who little care for common things, Whose eyes search far And overlook the close; And reckon not what they suggest. Our souls lie bare and dismal As rostrum steps, when Weighted down by sin. They need the paint, And our souls the grace To brighten them again. Jack Eadie m ' i eighty-three M Below me lies the city. Pale, flickering sputters of flame, man-made, stare solemnly up into the face of the Unknown. Chimneys vomit forth black pungent waves of smoke. In churches, brazen-lunged bells send forth their throaty hymn to Heaven and a steadfast red flame lives and burns in the black¬ ness. In factories, whistles loose their shrill shrieks in unwilling sig¬ nals, freeing hordes of beings who toil within. Housewives busily prepare the evening meal. Grimy, grease-bespattered men board the cars to sit in close proximity with their spotless fellows of the office. And each shares in the common thought of all—“no more work until tomorrow.” Dogs bound noisily to meet their masters. Frolicsome tails wag and kind eyes try to speak. Dark shadows move across the lighted windows. A thousand knees bend low in veneration— A thousand prayers ascend before His throne— A thousand souls remember Him who made them— A people sleep. Harold A. Dennis, Jr. ♦ » $ ®t)e preparer If I were to look back on Aquinas From a lofty pinnacle of success, Not a word of regret would I utter Against what she always did stress. She taught me the reading of Latin, Saw the intricate problems through, Her teaching was ever so valuable For she taught me religion too. She guided the wake of my joy-ship With her buoys of floating mirth, And snatched me from seas of sorrow To the place of happiness’ birth. She gave up all her treasures In a free and generous way, That she might be able to realize A purpose, men some day. Leslie Brydges eighty-four dS ur Appreciation HE great race is drawing to an end. We are now in the limelight of our secondary school career. Four years have fled by and we are standing on the thresh¬ old of success. We have fought and struggled to attain this position as Seniors of Aquinas Institute, as Catholic gentlemen of the Diocese of Rochester. However, we did not have to fight our battles nor run our race alone, unassisted. We are indebted to our dear friends of the school and very dear friends and aids of our class. The Faculty was our friend and advisor since the first day we entered the portals of our beloved home of knowledge, Aquinas Institute. During our Freshman year they advised and encouraged us when we needed help the most. In our second year these diligent workers never failed to watch us and their interest for us never diminshed. Upon arriving at our Junior year we still found these same friends and advisors close at hand when we needed their aid and advice. Their ever-increasing interest in our class opened a place for them in our hearts. At last, as Seniors, that interest and advice for our class reached the peak of perfection. They have advised us and warned us against dropping into a “slump” in our work. If we just narrowly passed or if we failed they warned and encouraged us to do better work that we might uphold the record of our class and school. At last, as the time of graduation nears, we must leave our friends and advisors. We must leave those who have made all our days bright and successful. In leaving, the Senior class wishes to express its gratitude to the Faculty for the work and assistance that they have rendered our class. We assure them that they hold a warm place within our hearts, a place of love and gratitude. As years roll on and we pass through the world, we know that God will bless their work and give them sufficient strength of body and mind to keep on in their work and assist other classes as they have assisted the class of 1930. Goodbye, members of Aquinas Faculty, true friends and advisers of our youth, and may God con¬ tinue to bless your work! Carl De Sando m m eighty-five etro£pect I remember, I remember Where I went to school; The massive brick-faced building Where the boys observed each rule. I remember, I remember All the chums of my four years Merry at first, but after Full of examination fears. I remember, I remember The campus cool and green Where students, happy, buoyant Playing gaily could be seen. I remember, I remember All this and still much more. In later years I’ll ponder O’er these days of golden store. Otto Reichardt mi eighty-six Clamour It rained that night. They said it was a nasty night and yet. .. . The chill air captured raindrops as they fell and held them in a veil of loveliness. The moon came out and saw a world transformed. There is a sign, a crude electric sign, all set with fly-specked bulbs of tawdry colors, which nightly tells the excellence of some¬ one’s liver pills; a garish, mechanic thing which shocked esthetic natures. That night it was a fairy fountain sending forth brilliant pulsing bubbles of light which floated like airy wraiths in the dark¬ ness, now opalescent, now opaque. The pallid fitful glow of the arc- lights painted deep shadows against the earth and the staid, grimy filling-station was a pirate’s den by moonlight. Its squat, ice-covered beams were glittering columns of stalactites formed in strange, fantastic shapes. Here in one corner were heaps of doubloons, piles of scintillating gems—rubies, amethysts and emeralds, diamonds, turquoises and pearls—each flashing forth myriad beams of fire. One might have called them a heap of spare parts by day; that night they were a part of the moon’s madness. The once bare branches of the trees, now sheathed in purest crystal, wove a tap¬ estry of tinsel against the peeping stars while far to the north the dim shadowy shapes of chimneys and of factories turned to mosques and minarets and the bulbs of street lamps set in regular rows seemed as the fabled fruit of some enchanted garden. Far away a whistle hooted derisively and now factory-workers clad in raincoats of glorious and glamorous shades appeared like spectres out of the shadowy mist, aloof yet smacking strangely of decadent chivalry and high intrigue, like some D’Artagnans they came, their footsteps swishing rhythmically, and through the popu¬ lous streets like some docile, scaled dragon, the prosaic street car glided, dropping frozen rain-bow fire. The icy streets gleamed dully and threw back the light like avenues of hammered silver. The wind stormed through them in an ecstasy of joyous madness and in sheer abandon whipped falling sheets of rain into feverish dances around unprotected corners, and all was carnival and breathless beauty. It rained that night. They said it was a nasty night. Harold Dennis $ S 3 Inspector: “I think the crook must have escaped. Did you fel¬ lows guard all the exits?” Constable Looie Ernst: “Sure, chief, but I think he must have left by one of the entrances.” $ $ $ “Gracious,” said the doctor, “how did you get those awful bruises on your shins? Are you a hockey player?” “Oh no, I just led back my wife’s weak suit.” (UljtH la Aquinaa Jaatitutr’i A group of young men trained ti and integrity so vital t| eighty-eight III - Annual (gift tn Snrtatpr right living, with studious habits the worth-while citizen eighty-nine BKhMM ®fje Value of 3Xeabing “Reading maketh a full man,” is an old saying and very true. Most High School students do not seem to realize the truth of this maxim, for it is a self evident fact that extensive reading is done by a pitifully small minority. There are a great number of reasons why the student should read, and in the following paragraphs I shall try to enumerate a few of them. The primary reason for reading is that one who does not read misses part of the enjoyment that comes with life. Reading is a source of entertainment that not only affords pleasure, but, if pur¬ sued along the right lines, broadens our minds, gives nourishment to our mental life, and enables us to talk and write not only intelli¬ gently but fluently. A love of reading is an acquisition that comes, not from any special talent in that direction, for reading should be as natural a part of man as eating or sleeping, but it is the outgrowth of just one thing, the reading of books with attention. This is certainly not extremely difficult and when we have acquired a love of books we shall give a gasp of relief on looking back on the post, to think how narrowly we missed going through life without that source of joy that has become almost essential to us. Your high school course in literature should hardly be looked upon as a study. It should be viewed rather, as an initiation into a subject that will afford boundless enjoyment. Your reading will enable you to gain more from this course and change the forty-five minutes a day devoted to it, from a dull period to forty-five minutes of the keenest pleasure. You would say that anyone without ideas is an imbecile, and that would not be far from wrong. However, do you realize ideas cannot exist without knowledge, and reading is a principal source of knowledge. Hence it follows that it is absolutely necessary to read. Of course knowledge is gained from school books, but this is just the frame work of our intellectual structure and needs to be reinforced and built upon. And yet, I dare say a great number of those engaged in the perusal of this article are numbered among those who seldom open a book for pleasure. If you are in this group it is high time to leave it. Books comprise one of the greatest forces in the world. They weld and sway the thoughts of nations, and they bring the people of the world into a closer relationship. Books are the strongest pur¬ veyors of arguments and propaganda. A book such as, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” makes known to all the horror and futil¬ ity of war, and therefore is one of the strongest safeguards against the heedless plunging into war because of ignorance of it. In Christopher Morley ' s entertaining “Haunted Bookshop” one of the leading characters makes the following statement, which though an exaggeration will aid you in understanding the tremend¬ ous personal power of books, “I never read ‘King Lear’ because I believe that when the crisis is reached in what may be my last ill¬ ness, I will say, I can’t die yet, I haven’t read King Lear and that thought will aid me to fight off the grim spectre, Death.” The thought of the power books may have on us, should influ¬ ence us to read only good ones. Abbe Ernest Dimnet in his brilliant, and entertaining little book “The Art of Thinking” gives this ad¬ vice, “Do not read good books—life is too short—read only the best.” If you had the opportunity to make the acquaintance of some famous or interesting character, you would not overlook it. In books you have the opportunity to make the acquaintance of a varied and wondrous group. You may, if it suits your mood, spend an evening with the mad, morbid but intensely interesting Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or commune with the melancholy spirit of Poe, through the medium of his works. If you are enthusiastic about mystery stories do not fail to meet G. K. Chesterton’s latest crea¬ tion “Gabriel Gale” in the unusually interesting book “The Poet and the Lunatics.” Or in spirit, knock about the world with some ultra modern travel writers, let us say with Richard Halliburton in “New Worlds to Conquer” or Eugene Wright in his thrilling tale “The Great Horn Spoon.” Two missionary priests and heroes will be numbered among your closest friends in fiction, if you devote yourself to the reading of Willa Cather’s glorious novel “Death Comes for the Archbishop.” It is a cold night outside; the fire leaps high in the open grate before you and you dream of adventure, then pick up your copy of “Moby Dick” and follow Ishmael and Captain Ahab on the mad quest for the white whale. Or try Donn Byrne’s lyrical and beauti¬ ful story of quieter but no less interesting adventures with the gen¬ tle folk of “Destiny Bay.” These are but a few of the book people who would be, to use the conventional form “Pleased to meet you.” To be able to enjoy the view from the mountain one must first climb the mountain. So it is with almost everything. To gain a love of reading one must read intensively, and in a surprisingly short time the magic spell of literature will captivate you. Start reading the books you find most enjoyable and then graduate to the books generally acclaimed good literature. The result will be limitless in scope, as it will open up new fields for thought, endeavor and pleasure. Thomas J. McCarthy, ’32 $ $ $ Hubby: “Your bread is all right dear, but it’s not as light as mother’s.” Wife: “Well, I might add that your roll is lighter than dad’s.” ninety-two 3 m to Heatoe Aquinas tfjis: 5une AM to leave Aquinas this June. The mad hectic rush through intermingled pleasures and duties is over at last and one moves a little more sedately, a little more thoughtfully through corridors and walks, which one suspects will grow very dear in a few years, for June is at the door. Even we who have for three years endeavored to build a rampart of sophis¬ tication between ourselves and all sentiment find this protection slowly crumbling. We even become remi¬ niscent and find it easier to write than to talk. The days seem to stretch themselves out obligingly and if it were not for their fullness we would be very un¬ happy, for graduation means an ending to us, as well as a com¬ mencement. They tell us that life awaits us outside, but somehow, we know that life is here, in this splendid high school among the trees. Things we thought so important have long since paled into insignificance. Fancied injustices, careless unthinking slights, petty failures no longer bring pain with their recollection but are softened instead into preciously guarded memories, are a part of the glamor¬ ous tapestry which all our school days become when we live them again for these last few weeks. The talk—random, bantering, skep¬ tical—while we sit in the darkening doorway of the store across the way seems very comforting and satisfying. Here basketball vic¬ tories have been celebrated and unfrequent defeats alibied. Here the grievances of unfortunate students have been aired for many long carefree days before an open forum of soda-water tipplers on high stools before the gleaming counters. These very walls could repeat verbatim Latin passages which tardy scholars have flung into their teeth in preparation for early morning classes; these tables are disfigured and scarred with innumerable complex plays scratched on their surfaces by ambitious candidates for basketball honors. This little confectionery is sacred in the memory of all alumni. It is impossible for anyone to attend this school without having some of the loyalty, some of the careless friendly feeling of cama¬ raderie, some of the high splendid spirit of resolve and faith which is a part of it accrue to his character. I remember moments of ecstasy which seemed to slip wraith-like through my fingers before I fully realized their presence; but they are not lost. I have them all in a citadel of memories which I take with me when I leave and no matter what the future may hold, even though the path I tread be rocky and tortuous, in my moments of despair I shall bring them forth and live them through again and then, continue on my way refreshed and with a new lease upon life. m I remember the Sullivans, the Kennedys, the Schaads; the ‘Yannos” the “Macs”, and the “Joes”. I remember the trip to Chicago, the Tournament, and the triumphal return of the team; the snake dance on Main Street when my cream colored suit was plentifully splattered with mud and I was gloriously, madly happy. I remember June exams when a fly buzzed crazily across the win¬ dow-pane and the room was so still that a pencil dropped to the floor reverberated and echoed from the walls. I remember drowsy summer days in the library when breezes slipped in through the half-opened windows and we read in an atmosphere so peaceful and tranquil that the sudden scraping of a chair would have been sacri¬ legious. But the recollections are numberless and would fill many volumes; suffice it to say that these are but the advance guard of countless legions. Now May sunshine falls through the stained-glass windows in the chapel, mottling the long brown benches before the altar with rich warm hues: violet, and rose and indigo and gold where we were wont to pray and meditate. And it seems not at all unlikely that the Purest One stretches forth His hands from the silk-draped recesses of the tabernacle in Benediction over us who are so soon to go. Under His shepherds we have matured, grown strong in body and mind, since first we were able to toddle to the kindergartens of the parochial schools and now that we are risen to the estate of manhood we shall leave the guidance of His servitors and go forth into the world, invincible in our Faith. Harold Dennis e s gfoteu Farewell! Farewell! Hark to that bell Calling you away! This ends your stay! My future is before me, Your success is ahead of thee. Grasp that life line of joy, As yet, you’re a boy! Hold tight, you too can miss, Sink into chaos from bliss! Let burn those ardent candles of love, Whatever happens, forget not Him above! Breath the air of spiritual grace To win that stubborn battle or race! Climb up those lengthy stairs of success For they lead to realms of happiness! Wipe out those tears of ire and sorrow After all, isn’t there a tomorrow? Avoid all sin and stay awake, Oh keep that spirit for Aquinas’ sake! Leslie Brydges ninety-four jHemoira of “Jofjimp C” wen i cum to skule HEAR AT Equinas las t y(please remit that “y’ ) SEPTEMbeR i did ent no nothin. .BUT NOW YOU outa see what i kin do ESPECIALLY on that there (ty)tipe— mRshiriG AT first i couldent DO NOTHIN BUT PUNCH IT but now i kin write like a vetra in.— i gosofast that mi teecher seys that isle(hve) have to get out of her class. P.S.(ITHINK IME TO FAST FOR HER) well seeing as how ime so good if you ever want any of this stuff done call on me. .and isle remane yer pal john ie. P.S.S.—Rite me a letterON yer m achine of coarse you kan’t rite like i do but i wont notice it. johnie P.S.S.S. —hears hoping yule rite sune as i want to see if yer any like me in the ritin line. John W. Costello $ e $ This is a Brief Review: xco Heavy — Stambusky vV Easy — J. Hickey ftk Classical — E. Callahan Loyal — Cocuzzi Y x Animated Naas Serious — O’Reilly m Sagacious — J. Adams Vtt Original — Kane RCV Frisky — Walsh Nuisance — Moore Impressive — McNamara jbS Nonchalant — Stewart Enterprising — Furtherer Talented — Estrada W? Energetic — Farren Evasive — Kelly M Naive — Comerford n Typical — Taylor Auk Helpful — Dennis tfgj Irascible — Govern Rougish — Zweigle Tactful — Plant y% Youthful — Reichardt Robert G. Miller ninety-jive m J AGAC IOUS E FFIC ENT McTA8l.ES N Officious Respects ociable 0 PTOMISTIC Procrastinators H aving Obliging Manners , Outward lv Respectful Ever cDoYFul WnuNited M obodi es U 0 UR R EGI M E [Fa irlv R fspectful. Entertaining Seniors ; H urr ting M adl y About Nothing M , (W There was an old tutor of the flute Who tutored two tooters to toot. Said the two to the tutor: “Is it harder to toot, or To tutor two tooters to toot?” $ $ s “I am a woman of few words,” announced the haughty mistress to the new maid. “If I beckon with my finger, that means come.” “Suits me, mum,” replied the girl, “I’m a woman of few words meself. If I shake me head, that means I ain’t cornin’.” $ $ $ Walter Foery: “Where did you get that umbrella?” Fred Wagner: “It was a gift from sister.” Walter: “You told me that you hadn’t any sisters.” Fred: “I know—but that’s what’s engraved on the handle.” ninety-six i m S the days pass, bringing us closer to the coveted goal, we slowly but surely become conscious of the fact that with graduation comes parting—leaving forever the beloved domicile which mothered us dur¬ ing the four most perilous years of our youth. This will be the only cloud upon the horizon on our com¬ mencement night; but does not every good thing come to an end sometime, with the exception, of course, of our Eternal Happiness? Pause a moment, dear reader, while we brush away the tear that hazes our vision, and we shall tell you how grateful we are for all we have received at the hands of dear Aquinas and, consequently, why our departure is tinged with sorrow and regret. We would, indeed, be no better than common ingrates, if, on leaving the field of battle covered with the laurels of glorious victory, we failed to drop a word of warm and solemn thanks to the men and women, who, as the doctors and nurses of war-time cared for the sick and wounded, ministered with untiring efforts to our ailing and often unwilling spirits. First of all, we thank our beloved Archbishop, who made it all possible—who made a monumental reality of a seemingly idle dream and brought a Catholic high school education to thousands of boys who would otherwise have been deprived of the tremendous advan¬ tages of Catholic secondary education. We extend our appreciation to Bishop O’Hern, whom we admire in his role of benefactor to every form of human life in our diocese, for his never-failing in¬ terest and solicitude in our regard; and to the people of Rochester who so charitably support our institution and to whom, as a result, we owe so much of our future success. We thank our dear parents, who have sacrificed themselves for our future. May God bless you all and enable us somehow to repay you! We extend our heartfelt thanks to the teachers of our school, the guides through four years of preparation for life. They aided us in our advance and we are grateful. They gave us advice and helped us mold our character. They were kind and generous and we shall miss their influence. But their efforts have not been in vain as they shall see and we feel certain that they will be rewarded for their noble work. Fate seems cruel. She is steadily drawing us away from our “mater.” Nevertheless, if in the future we are blessed with half the happiness which we enjoyed during this epoch of our lives, we shall have nothing to regret. We hereby pledge that in the future we shall always remember and remain loyal to God, to our school, and to all those who have in any way given us assistance. We also congratulate those who will succeed us, encouraging them to bring further glory upon the school and never fail in loyalty to her. Robert Kress ninety-seven Class of Nineteen Cfjtrtp HE farewell from the Faculty to the graduating class need not be an extended message. After four years of association we have sufficient confidence in you that last minute advice is hardly seasonable. It is, however, an opportunity for congratulations—a reminder and an invitation. We congratulate you on having completed your high school course and for the fine Catholic spirit in which you have conducted yourselves throughout. We congratulate you on your choice of a patron. May good Saint Joseph—Patron of the Universal Church, Patron of laborers, and Patron of a happy death—accept the spiritual charge of your class and send into your lives those virtues so character¬ istic of his own: undying devotion to Christ and His Blessed Mother, unswerving adherence to duty and honor in relation to his fellow- men, a rich and unbroken possession of sanctifying grace through prompt obedience to God’s Holy Will. May we remind you of a truth whose importance is paramount —that you were made to know, to love and to serve God on earth to the end that you may be happy with Him in Eternity; that on entering the world you are seeking success, indeed; not however, success at any price—but a success compatible with the principles of your Holy Faith. Finally—the invitation: it is, to state it simply—Come back to visit us often. In asking you to return we are prompted by a spirit of charity, by personal admiration and affection for each member of the class. In a sense you are the fruit of our labor. Can you blame us for urging our desire to go on with you and share with you your future honors? This is possible only if you come back to see your friends, your teachers at Aquinas. Gentlemen of the Class of Nineteen Thirty, the Faculty bids you farewell. CLASS SICNINC OFF (j % 3- ¥ J? . [. ttAtj-ax 4 W- d -» SJ 0 «JvAcLJ» »s»jKj-T ' - ' Kl 9v, c9r a i s c. J ' -Sf Ct ccauo r J £ (ft. uj ft dx tA. oj - 9 c 5 W 1 of -- r mi y “W - 9-9cZ ,y z. 9t2 s ' c jT V JfT+A 4+4 c. in 91 w T— - g Jfa C. (Rft (s.Qajr 1 jf- - 2 L C l rr e. £ n (P-iMw sf y ' }%( ++ 1 V 7 ” s lt ?UsU -C ji " 5 d £ . f 4- USl y£y0-C4 ' £. C dAfn3iJ » f. AfWu, Lr, ' hZJF -£■ Ox. . j£. a.eZ % C OUiA- l-» ■ i T jL dca yLtd ' X. Lfr . fixwvcr. t K3c U P 26 Vi c -j£ £Mtcj(uy P S dtjz 6. W£ Q+ l.S. fa (fc Jb ?u Qv . Tv tj. fT ft— £ £s4t n OLuJll l (PJ t ' (TfaMj, ncM rnoduAt l -kxxX Q, J ' ffXjLKA, ( fy sLtU ' (X C£} CuZjL •= ZZut+i-Jl? (J iT a ' Ja ' sViCl- 4 TYc£VssnK. VKxjl jCT " y£ tM 5 )0 our beloved Archbishop, we, the Alumni of Aquinas extend our deepest feelings and most sincere congratulations on the occa¬ sion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of your consecration as Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester. We former boys of Aquinas hold you,dear Archbishop, in the greatest esteem. Your dream of higher education stands as a real¬ ity, a splendid example of an Amer¬ ican, free Catholic high school and a fitting monument to that brilliant Doctor of the Church, Thomas Aqui¬ nas; a building whose very walls echo the name of another Thomas, whose heart and soul helped place brick up¬ on brick and stone upon stone that his boys may go on in the world, properly armed to fight the battle of life. May God spare you, and may you rejoice with Him in the fulfillment of your dream. Aquinas ( tbes knottier £s ott to ob year ago on these pages appeared an article under the caption“Aquinas Gives Two Sons to God.” Since that time God has called another son from the ranks of our Alumni. The first two sons mentioned in the previous article went to serve God in the Church while the third son has gone to God in Heaven. On June 18, of last year, God sent His Angel of Death to Raymond J. Gartland, who drowned in Lake Ontario. The story of the tragedy and its at¬ tendant circumstances is still fresh in the minds of those who knew and loved him. His family and his friends, though they greatly grieved his loss, have been consoled by many thoughts. Because of the tragedy resulting in his death improvements have been made to safeguard the lives of others. By his supreme sacrifice, the sac¬ rifice of his life, Ray Gartland has undoubtedly saved the lives of countless others. Ray Gartland was a true Catholic. Never a day passed but that his thoughts were turned to the Blessed Mother in the Divine Mys¬ teries of the Most Holy Rosary. Each Sunday morning found him partaking of the Prec ious Body and Blood of the Christ Who called him home. His example has been an outstanding inspiration to many of his friends who have come a little closer to God because of knowing him. Is it any wonder that God wanted Ray Gartland? We are all human and our human nature grieved his loss, but our grief was lessened by the happy thought of his goodness and his speedy flight to God. We feel that we were privileged to know him and to be counted among his friends and we patiently await till: “The time will come when Life is done, And Christ will choose the day, When by His Grace, we’ll be face to face With Christ the King—and Ray.” one hundred uRsf, fcMl UK A gaping hole was fashioned In the summer’s grassy sod, And they’ve lowered down the body Of my pal who’s gone to God. He was young and bright and happy, He was boyish, tall and slim, And he slipped away so silently When Jesus beckoned him. For he saw the light of Heaven In the blazing, sinking sun, And in the wind he heard a Voice, That told him Life was done. He saw the outstretched arms of God In white clouds overhead; And he’s gone away to visit Him I can’t believe he’s dead. But he’s smiling down upon me, While I write this little poem, For he knows the day is coming When the Lord will call me home. Then I’ll end this weary lifetime, With a silent, sad amen, And will wing my way to Heaven Where I’ll join my pal again. Charles Keller A. A 3 m one hundred two Another student of Aquinas, when it was known by the name of Rochester Catholic High School, will enter the ranks of the clergy this June. The Rev. Eugene A. Gisel, S. J., ex-16, will be ordained priest on June 23rd at the Jesuit house of studies at Woodstock, Maryland, and will say his first Solemn High Mass in Rochester at his former parish church, Saint Boniface, on June 29th. After two years at the old R. C. H. S. on Frank Street, Mr. Gisel studied for three years at St. An¬ drew’s Preparatory Seminary. The call to the religious life led him to the Jesuit novitiate of Woodstock- on-Hudson, Yonkers, N. Y. The two years of noviceship were succeeded by two years at Saint Andrew-on- Hudson, Poughkeepsie, reviewing the classics. On the completion of his three years of philosophical studies at Woodstock, Maryland, and at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, Mr. Gisel spent three years teaching in the famous Jesuit college, the Ateneo de Manila, Philippine Islands. For the past three years he has been studying Theology at Woodstock, Maryland, where he will remain for an¬ other year, then on the completion of a year in Tertianship (a third year of trial) his course will be finished. “The Priesthood in the Society of Jesus is attained only after many years of study,” writes Mr. Gisel, “but the long course of preparation is well worth while in the end. I have sometimes envied my former classmates at the Seminary who are priests now for six years, but never once have I regretted my decision to enter religion. The two years I spent at the old High School on Frank St. are filled with pleasant memories. True, we didn’t have the fine building and modern equipment that the boys have at Aquinas today, but still there was a fine spirit among the student body, and the good Sisters and priests by their kindness and self-sacrificing work made up in great measure for any deficiencies in the mechanical aids to learn¬ ing. May Catholic Rochester continue to make progress in its insti¬ tutes of higher learning!” The Reverend Eugene A. Gisel, S. J. m (Mi IV one hundred three one hundred four Very favorable comments have reached us about the senior play. It was received in an exceeedingly happy and cheerful spirit by the audiences, and the school authorities were glad to give the parents of the students an exhibition of what their boys are doing. It can safely be said that the Senior Play this year was one of the best if not the best presentation the school has ever given. The players, themselves, are worthy of admiration for the precision and preparedness with which they executed their parts. The drama, itself, was not surrounded by an atmosphere of artificiality because the actors endeavored to live the life of the characters and this is what makes any play a success. To bring the play to perfection weeks of labor and practice were necessary; the players had to give up many nights of enjoyment that Aquinas might participate in dramatic art. Nevertheless this is not all! In the back stage behind the purple veil there stands one who is really responsible for the production and success of the play—Mr. Schnitzer. For many years he has devoted himself whole¬ heartedly and without a tinge of selfishness to dramatic activities. It is to him primarily that we wish to extend our gratitude. Thomas Keyes $ $ ❖ Snell was leaning idly out the window at the beginning of Latin class this morning. Mr. Hurley entered and administered a proper rebuke. He ended with, “Why, what will the neighbors think you are when they see you leaning out the window like that?” Snell replied, “I don’t know. Maybe they’ll think I’m a teacher.” 8 $ $ When Cory heard the science teacher describing fire-flies, he asked if they were the “firebugs” on which the newspapers blamed all the recent fires in the neighborhood. ❖ $ e Weber: “After I’d played my encore, I heard a music critic call out ‘Fine! Fine!’ ” Mr. Cummings: “My! My! And did you have to pay it?” one hundred five one hundred six one hundred seven one hundred eight tEf )t Reacting of JluSic at Sgutnas In keeping with the record of Aquinas Institute, the department of music is rapidly gaining a standard of excellence. However, this was not achieved immediately nor did it come about unaided. It has taken some time and much effort on the part of Father Mooney and Mr. Cummings. Too much cannot be said concerning the interest shown by them. It is evident that they are doing all in their power to make the move a success. To Father Mooney we owe a great deal, for it was he who secured from the Eastman School of Music the instruments necessary to give the orchestra symphonic proportions. This has given us a wider scope; and his frequent visits with the many constructive criticisms of one who both knows and loves music have been invaluable to us. Much may be said concerning the work of Mr. Cummings, our director, and yet his ability in embellishing the pieces by special arrangement, in directing with art and finesse, in teaching with boundless patience and in a personal interest in every student who comes under his instruction is stronger evidence than are mere words. We cannot realize at present the significance of our orchestra and band, for their effects are too far-reaching. Today when ma¬ terialistic forces are working against real music, it is very fortu¬ nate that the opportunity is given to develop our aesthetic nature and broaden our education. This year saw the band at basketball games, in assemblies, and is the first to have seen it march in public on Memorial day. These are greater steps toward the development of our musical education. What the future holds in store is only a matter of conjecture, but it is certain that with the progress in the past as a criterion, we may look forward to a bright and glorious future. s Harvey P. Rockwell, Jr. $ We are grateful indeed to Mr. Joseph Durnherr, and Mr. Burke Maloney for the interest which they have manifested and the aid which they have given to this publication. We are unable to express our feeling of gratitude to the Junior, Sophomore and Freshman classes for their loyalty to us throughout the entire year. To Mr. Lewis Zwierlein of the Art Print Shop, Mr. Henry Furlong of the Furlong-White Studio, Mr. Frank Schifferli, Jr., ’27, of the Herald Engraving Company, and to Mr. John Salvia, ’25 we owe a debt of gratitude. To our Reverend Principal, our Reverend Director of Studies, and to all the teachers we are thankful for their patient endurance of any interruptions we caused in the regular daily schedule. The Members of the Committees. m one hundred nine one hundred ten “She drew an angel down.” Music, no matter whether its strains are heard on a Hawaian beach, in a Mexican patio, in a Parisian ball¬ room, or in an American dance hall, always seems to leaven a per¬ son’s heartstrings. From the earliest ages music has charmed man and beast alike. The beautiful legend about Orpheus is known to all. Another legend, the equal of the above is the one about St. Cecilia. We can readily realize the power of music if we consider that Pluto, the austere judge, wept and became moved, when Or¬ pheus played before him. Man has always been the possessor of some musical instruments. The primitive musical instruments were the voice and the hands, whose beat scanned the rhythm of song. Then came the wind instruments, which, at first mere voice-carri¬ ers, soon turned into the trumpet, flute, or oboe; and, finally the string instrument, whose common ancestor was the huntsman’s bow. In Chaldea a harp has been discovered which antedates the Christian Era by thirty centuries. Music has entertained thousands from childhood to the grave and has voiced the pleasure and pain, the love and longing, the despair and delight, the sorrow and resig¬ nation and consolations of the plain people, who found in it an utterance for emotions which they felt but could not express. The yellow sheets of music bear evidence of constant use. In times of war and peace, victory and defeat, good and evil fortune, the sweet strains of music have blended with the coarser thread of human life and offered to the joyful or saddened soul a suggestion of up¬ lift, sympathy and hope. The power of music is, indeed, singular. £ $ $ Otto Reichardt Sfuntor Class History OMEWHERE in the annals of history, someone made a remark, we don’t know just how it goes, but the sum and substance of it was, “It’s just so much water past the mill.” Well if there is no objection, we’ll scoop up a few hatfuls of that lost water, strain it, and see just what it contains.” (Oh, no, no, we’re merely speaking figuratively. You fellows needn’t hide your hats.) As we were saying, we’ll delve into the past and uncover the hazy origin of the Junior class. Something like exploring your attic, only not quite so dusty. Those with the better memories, can probably recall our freshmen days, but to the rest of us, they are as vague as yesterday’s physics’ lesson, and “that’s going some,” as Father Kohl will testify. We do remember though, how big we felt the day we started in Aquinas, but we can’t seem to recall anything con¬ nected with the next few weeks. Perhaps, this extraordinary lapse of memory, is due to hereditary distaste for unpleasant thoughts, gs cm one hundred eleven one hundred twelve JUNIOR CLASS more than anything else, for, between the Sophomores, with a seri¬ ous case of “caput magnum,” the twilight excursion to the “jug, and our first report (horrid thought), we lived a life of misery. However, after we acquired the knack of pulling out a Sophomore’s tie without dire consequences, and had become somewhat accus¬ tomed to high-school life, it was a bit more bearable. This year passed quickly and before long, the examinations began to cloud the horizon and then came the storm. When we assembled the next September, we found that the storm had taken it’s toll, and our ranks were sadly depleted. But that wasn’t noticed so much because we were all taken up with the joy of being Sophomores. We were real, seasoned dyed-in-the-wool high school students and, quoting Cicero, (or was it Shakespeare or Tennyson?) “In our hearts, Joy was lord.” But our joy was short lived. Father Grady broke the news to us gently, but firmly, that the school day would be increased by an extra forty-five minute period. Black was the prevalent color on the campus for the next few days, but we finally came accustomed to the new rule and ac¬ cepted it as a necessary evil. The school curriculum went on as usual, until like a bolt out of a clear sky, came the announcement of an unheard of event, a “Parent Teachers Meeting.” Those who realized the terrible significance of such an occurrence, were too distressed to give an intelligible explanation to the others. So they all unwittingly let the day approach without doing anything about it. Then came the revelations, revolutions, and resolutions. Father discovered that 45% was not a passing mark and much hand clapp¬ ing was heard the next night that was distinctly not applause. As a result, better work became the order of the day, and it is now a generally known fact that three teachers are said to have collapsed from the shock. And thus, passed another year. Being fairly good sailors by that time, we weathered our exams without mishap. When we entered the portals of our Institute last September, a new era was ushered in. We were Juniors with a goal to strive for, and that is the goal dear to every upper classman’s heart, grad¬ uation. All our carefree attitude and our sophomore tricks were gone, and we settled down to the business before us with a will. We glanced occasionally from our books, to look down upon the pranks of the underclassmen with disdain and wonder how we could have been like that. There was but one thing that brought forth from us undue exuberance, and that was the abolishment of that time honored institution called the “jug.” When that was over, we settled down to a year of steady work, which will soon be suc¬ cessfully terminated by our June exams. Now, we are prepared to step into the place of our predecessors, as Seniors of Aquinas. Perhaps, we are unworthy of that honor, yet, with the grace of God and the help of our teachers, we shall strive to make ourselves worthy, and to go forth into the world next year, a credit to Aquinas. Gordon Keeling mi one hundred thirteen one hundred fourteen oj • y. 1 a ' ®be opf)omore Class HE word Sophomore is given in the dictionary as meaning “a student in his second academic year” and it means that and nothing else to some people, but to the earnest student it means that he is one year nearer to the goal for which he is striving, and that at the end of this year he will have covered one- half the work required for that end. Not only should the student strive for class marks but in his Sopho¬ more year his teacher should see a marked advance in character building and he should have for his aim to be a perfect gentleman and give a good example to others, particularly those younger than himself. The Sophomore class can be justly compared to a caravan start¬ ing on its journey across our barren prairies to the untraversed west. The first few days of travel under the burning sun are endured, but soon the rough land and hilly country are encoun¬ tered. Accidents occur and several are injured so that cowards turn back to the starting place lest greater evils befall them, and leave their comrades to battle on towards the goal. The next great hin¬ drance is an attack by Indians. Many are brave and resist the at¬ tack but others leave the caravan and return home or build cabins and live on the prairies. Some stop for momentary pleasures and do not continue the journey with their comrades. Soon they come to a stopping place and here they are joined by others who have start¬ ed with the same purpose as themselves but who have unfortunately lost many of their number in much the same way. They again set out towards their goal with renewed strength and higher hopes. They battle obstacles the same as before and lose many comrades who give up hope and drop by the wayside and settle little villages. Later they reach the half-way mark of their enterprise and stop to rest and make preparations for their final drive to the goal. Therefore, fellow Sophomores, take an example from the pio¬ neer, the fruit of whose labors we are now enjoying and grasp this golden opportunity to regain the ground you have lost during the past. If you have been fortunate enough to progress all the time and have succeeded in passing in all your subjects do not lose your ambition but strive still harder to make the home stretch and finish your high school career with honors. By doing this you will feel proud of yourself on graduation day when you receive your diploma to think that you have fought the battle of brains and have emerged victoriously. Edward C. Pappert m f ' AJsal to 4 one hundred fifteen pne hundred sixteen one hundred seventeen one hundred eighteen of tfje Jfresfjman Class S we started out toward Aquinas one bright Septem¬ ber morning, we confidently expected to be received with open arms, for we looked upon our graduating from grammar school as quite an achievement. When we entered our future Alma Mater, much to our surprise we were greeted with questioning looks from teachers and frightened by the disdainful glances of the older and very much wiser (?) upper classmen. In our very first week of school we were put in our proper place, which we were soon made to realize was not much higher than a worm’s. Our lessons soon began. When the September reports came home, we learned the rudiments of the fine art of explaining to irate parents the low marks on the cards. Our explanations were more or less successful—mostly less. So we decided, due to strong urging from the powers that be, to settle down to hard work, and our marks have risen since then. At the opening basketball game the largest crowd ever assem¬ bled in our gym was present, and it is a source of pride to us that most of it was composed of Freshmen. We may be small in stature, but we make up for that by our numbers participating in all school activities. The hardest part of our race is nearly over; we have hit our stride, and from now on it should be plain sailing for us. Next fall we shall be Sophomores and then—ah! revenge will be sweet! We can scorn the new Freshmen and teach them what was taught us in our first year at Aquinas. This first year at Aquinas has wrought changes in us. We en¬ tered as silly little boys, irresponsible and thoughtless. We are be¬ coming young men, earnest in studies, enthusiastic in school activ¬ ities, fervent in our religion! When we entered high school, we thought of it simply as “a school;” now it has a deeper, a finer meaning for us—Aquinas is OUR school. Richard Callahan one hundred nineteen one hundred twenty m -30 J H i y one hundred twenty William Huhn Hugh Marks Coach Leary Bernard Hynes Joseph Connelly Martin O’Neil Harold McNally Leon Stupkiewicz Randall Sargent Aquinas Sports Kebteto BASKETBALL All things considered, the Aquinas five enjoyed a fairly good season in winning eight and losing nine of its games. This view is strengthened by the fact that three of the games lost were by but very close margins—two by a single point and the third by one basket. After starting the season with six consecutive wins, the team struck a slump quite disastrous to its percentage column. The pri¬ mary cause of its subsequent losses was the fact that Coach Mort Leary did not have a regular squad throughout the entire stretch. The rule that scholastic standing ranks above and regulates ath¬ letic participation is, of course, appropriate and necessary in any school. The strict application of this rule caused the regular team to be broken up, and the subsequent dissolution of the Reserve squad to fill in the regular berths. one hundred twenty-two Winning Start The first part of the season, up to the mid-year exams, was a glorious one, during which the Varsity won six of eight contests in a very convincing manner. These included St. Mary’s of Lancaster, Newark High, St. Andrew’s Seminary, Utica Assumption, Clyde High and the Alumni. The closest of these was the Alumni game, which proved a thriller from start to finish, the Maroon five eeking out a three point margin, 37-34. Following these victories came two defeats by exceptionally strong teams, Cleveland Latin High at Cleveland, and former Aquinas Coach Billy McCarthy’s Niagara Frosh team. The boys had an off-night out in Ohio, losing by an 18-9 score. one hundred twenty-three ROOM 321 VICTORY TEAM Change in Personnel January exam results forced Coach Leary to call upon the Re¬ serves, who had been enjoying a fairly successful season, to ad¬ vance to the front-line trenches, and an entirely new team, with the single exception of Captain “Bernie” Hynes, tackled the re¬ maining nine games scheduled. Its greatest feat was a decisive vic¬ tory over Cleveland Latin High, which team had defeated the regu¬ lar outfit earlier in the season. Two of the games, with Saint Joseph’s Institute of Buffalo and Utica Assumption, were lost by but one point. It fell to the lot of the remodeled machine to stack up against our traditional rivals, Christian Brothers’ Academy of Syracuse, in both the season ' s encounters. C. B. A. had an especially strong team this year, and backed by more experience and generalship they managed to defeat our boys twice, by scores of 32-18 and 19-13. The team closed the season with an easy win over Fairport, 24-16. Captain “Bernie’ Hynes, Bill Huhn, Frank O’Donnell and Punk McNally were with the squad throughout the season, forming, with the very creditable help of Joe Connelly and Hugh Marks of the Reserves, the regulars. The first three named will be graduated this year. one hundred twenty-four AQUINAS— 53—22 26—16 28—15 31—16 41—21 37—34 9—18 13—23 12—16 13—15 18—19 10—11 18—32 24—19 13—19 13—28 24—16 Total Points: Aquinas- Aquinas Victories. St. Mary’s of Lancaster Newark High St. Andrew’s Seminary Utica Assumption Clyde High Alumni Cleveland Latin High Niagara Frosh Irondequoit High Brockport High St. Joseph’s Institute Utica Assumption C. B. A. Cleveland Latin High C. B. A. St. Joseph’s Institute Fairport High -383; Opposition—340 § $ $ Individual Scores NAME ' GAMES GOALS FOULS TOTAL Bernie Hynes (Captain) 17 38 7 83 Dan Dowling 9 26 14 66 Punk McNally 17 25 11 61 Bill Huhn 16 17 3 37 Joe Connelly 7 6 12 24 George Adams 9 10 4 24 Frank O’Donnell 17 9 3 21 Jim Welch 8 7 3 17 Earl Gunn 9 7 2 16 Fuzz Burke 3 4 2 10 Hugh Marks 5 2 4 8 Randall Sargent 8 3 0 6 Leon Stupkiewicz 5 1 2 4 Jim Carroll 3 1 0 2 Gee Farrell 3 1 0 2 Charley Bourgeois 5 0 1 1 Marty O’Neil 3 0 1 1 Harold Dennis 4 0 0 0 George Shanley 2 0 0 0 Chet Maliborski 1 0 0 0 m ' i one hundred twenty-five one hundred twenty-six one hundred twenty-seven BASEBALL As this volume of our Arete reaches the press the Maroon and White nine, with the largest scheduled array of opponents in his¬ tory, and with straight victories to start the season, is proving to be the finest baseball team to ever represent the school. With strong pitching, a good outfield and a superb infield, the squad promises to set up a record this year. To date the team has won all its games, including victories over Clyde High, Palmyra High, and the University of Rochester Frosh team. Clyde was toted into camp to the tune of 7-6. The towners could not fathom the slants of Jim Carroll and Bill Cory, getting only one hit. The second fray, with Palmyra High, was a one-sided Aquinas win; good hitting behind the fine pitching of Claire Van- Epps, a newcomer to the mound staff, putting the Learyites on the long end of a 17-1 score. The U. of R. Frosh game ended for the Maroon nine, 7-4. Jim Carroll, Aquinas’ mound ace, helped win his game with a home run. The diamond personnel consists of Jim Carroll, Bill Cory, and Clarence Van Epps on the mound; Larry Carpenter, “Butch” Kelly, and “Red” Nally in the Backstop area; Charley Bourgeois at first base, Bernie Hynes at the key-stone sack, Lee Gallagher at short and Randall Sargent at third complete the infield; and the outfield is patroled by Bill Huhn, Don McConville, Hi Tomczak, and John Kelly. HOCKEY Aquinas hockey teams have not long been in existence, but they have established, in a period of five years, a tradition for fight and clean play which has been admirably upheld by this year’s aggre¬ gation. Since inter-city high school competition is not possible, they have had to play older and more experienced opponents. Their losses to the strong Country Club team were expected; their fine playing against that team was an unexpected surprise. Another team of men, the New York State Railway team, took a defeat from our boys, to the tune of 4-1, and narrowly escaped a second by a tie-score fracas, 1-1. Coach O’Connell’s team was led by Captain George Govern (cen¬ ter), and was composed of Bob Simmons, Norb Young, Joe Ward, Eddie Zapf and Eddie Zuck (wings), Jim Van Allen, Frank Es¬ trada, Louie Welch, Johnny Heim, Jimmy Fox, and Justin Mayer (defense), and Joe McHugh, (goal). Summary: AQUINAS 1—1 New York State Railway 4—1 New York State Railway 0—4 Country Club 3—6 Country Club 4—2 Aces 4—0 Russwins Total Points: Aquinas 16; Opposition 14. hundred twenty-eight one hundred twenty-nine i m m I ' V ss Golf has its loyal divot-diggers this year in the persons of George Shanly, Don McConville, John McLaughlin, and a score of others. Captain Shanly announced that team try-outs would take place at Durand. He has arranged a formidable schedule for the season. While football is as yet an unrecognized high-school sport in our city, several high schools formed independent teams. The Aqui¬ nas Independents, founded and coached by Carl Behrndt and Larry Carpenter, played but one game, owing to lack of real competition. West High’s Occidentals were swept off their feet by the brilliant playing of Larry Carpenter, Gee Farrell, and Don McConville in the backfield, and of Shanly, O’Hara, and Viola on the line. The 12-0 score does not indicate the decided superiority of the Inde¬ pendents, for the rain-soaked field did not permit long gains. Behrndt’s team had the ball three-fourth’s of the time. Partici¬ pants: Behrndt (Captain), Carpenter, Farrell, Cory, Shanly, Steigman, Viola, Orrigio, O’Hara, McConville, Georges, Govern, Wooden, Skelly, H. Walsh, Mastrella and Van Epps. Home Room basketball proved exciting to the last whistle that ended the tournament this year. The finals found Rooms 321 and 218 facing each other. The game was close all the way, but Room 321 showed a decidedly superior team by gaining the lead in the second half and keeping it tenaciously, although threatened often. The large student crowds who followed the eliminations showed an evident interest in this form of basketball. These games are in most cases evenly contested, and produce some very stellar plays. Our cheerleaders, Paul Draxl, John Kelly, Chuck Jones and John Skelly gave a commendable effort in organizing and harmo¬ nizing our noisy war-whoops at the basketball games. Because of the kind offices of Bernie Hennessy, Neil Hickey, Frank Estrada, Joe Hall, Bob Cahill and Bob Miller the patrons at our Varsity games were not at a loss for seats. Arthur Farren m fiOJa one hundred thirty one hundred thirty-one pne hundred thirty-two VOX ROHAE Vol. XX, No. V IDES OF MARCH, 44 B. C. 92d Year CAESAR REPORTED STABBED IN SENATE BY BRUTUS! Archias Acquitted By Jury Today! City in Turmoil at News! Rome, March 15.—Early and unconfirmed reports from the Forum today state that Julius Caesar, former commander-in- chief of the Roman armies and at present dictator of the Em¬ pire, was assaulted and stabbed to death in the Senate chambers today by enraged Senators as he was making a speech. The Chief of the Roman Police, in an exclusive interview with our reporter today, intimated that a wide-spread conspiracy has been formed, in which the leading spirits are Cassius and Caesar’s best friend, Brutus. The police are working on sev¬ eral promising clues and early arrests are predicted. Until confirmation of the re¬ port of the assassination, little further information can be given. BRUTUS FLEES CITY! Brutus, alleged murderer of Julius Caesar, was seen at a late hour this afternoon, hur¬ riedly leaving the city by the Appian Way. It is rumored that a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Rome, March 15.—The city was seething with wild talk to¬ day as the report of Caesar’s death became public knowledge. Many of the Senators said that it was a good thing for the Em¬ pire because Caesar had taken too much power to himself. Others declared the act plain murder and demanded a general proscription of the guilty ones. Marcus Antonius, in a stirring and impassioned oration over Caesar’s body, aroused the popu¬ lace to a frenzy of excitement. AGED SOOTHSAYER HAD WARNED CAESAR! Three times did old Sylvestrus, local fortune-teller and prophet, warn Caesar that his life was in danger and thrice did Caesar scorn his warning. Now Caesar lies dead. Sylvestrus declared, “That’ll be a lesson to him. He’ll believe me next time.” SPORTS There is a big treat in store for Colosseum fans tomorrow, the manager of the public games announced today. Argonius, the champion glad¬ ia tor of Greece will be on hand to duel with a huge slave from the provinces, who is known as “The Gallic Man-Eater.” There should be a furious battle when these huge fighters meet. There will also be a battle royal between two slaves, a lion, a bear, and a leopard. We favor the lion to win. DEFENDED BY CICERO. Rome, March 14.—Archias, the famous poet and teacher, was to¬ day acquitted by the Grand Jury. He had been indicted on charges of illegal entry into the country and evasion of the nat¬ uralization laws. His counsel, Marcus Tullius Cicero, in a wonderful oration, sprung a surprise upon the Dis¬ trict Attorney by admitting the charges against his client, but he declared that Archias, be¬ cause of his great service to the art and literature of the country, had more than earned the privi¬ leges of Roman citizenship. Cicero, soaring into the hights of sublime eloquence, held the crowd spell-bound for over an hour and upon his conclusion, the jury returned a verdict of “Not guilty” without leaving their seats. Cicero also declared that the charges were made for political reasons. “It’s a frameup,” he said, “started by his political foes because he voted against them in the recent elections.” SHIP SAILINGS From Tiberian docks: “Scipio,” March 17. “Caesar,” March 18. “Titurius,” March 20. Weather:—Fair and warmer Thursday, probably followed by Friday. Temperature:—too hot. one hundred thirty-three Vol. XX, No. V. VOX ROMAE Ides of March 44, B. C. GREEKS WILL COMPETE HERE Athens, March 1.—Xanthes, manager of the Olympic Games here, announced that the Greeks will go on an exhibition tour of the Roman provinces and will ap¬ pear in Rome early in June. They will compete in matches with the best of the Roman and provincial athletes. CHARIOT RACE IS ON FOR TOMORROW Following the games at the Collosseum tomorrow a chariot race for all comers will be held on the Appian Way. All entries must be in the Editor’s hands by the tenth hour tomorrow. Among entries already re¬ ceived is that of M. Lepullus, former Roman Athletic Associa¬ tion title-holder. He is the favor¬ ite to repeat this year. STOCK REPORTS Rome, March 14.—Sales were steady today after feverish trad¬ ing in yesterday’s market. The bull market continues without a break and the panic of the Ka¬ lends of March has been almost forgotten. Today’s Tip:—Rumors were current today that a syndicate of rich Romans, headed by Marcus Crassus, has been formed to buy up Roman Armor Corporation. So we advise our readers to buy Roman Armor. Today’s Market Reports Rom. Armor .71-77 Emp. Chariot .29-31 % Olympus Oil .44-47 Trojan Iron .24-23 Greek Foods .87-89 Brit. Spear Co.25-28 Elysian R. bid Forum Wines.101-107 Gallic Fruit .74-78 Rom. Gov. Bond.99-99% BOOK REVIEWS The Aeneid. A vivid and thrill¬ ing verse—romance in which Publius Vergilius who writes un¬ der the pen name of “Vergil,” describes the origin of the Ro¬ man people. Price, 5 dinarii. Other works of Vergil are on sale at the following prices. “The Eclogues”—5 dinarii “The Georgies”—3 dinarii Conquest of Gaul. A clear, un¬ adorned report by Julius Caesar of his war in the provinces. Was intended for private use but makes interesting reading for anyone. Price—2 dinarii. LOCAL NEWS MERCHANT ROBBED Valuables to the extent of over 500 dinarii were taken last night when thieves broke into the home of C. M. Publius, wealthy mer¬ chant. Detectives Lucius and Tiberius investigated. IS ARRESTED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING Tullius Lucullus, 17, of 192 Via Janiculum, was arrested last night by mounted officer V. T. Verro, of the Praetorian Station, for reckless driving on the Via Principia. The youth was alleged to have been driving without a chariot¬ eer’s license. He was released under bail of 5 dinarii. SENATE PASSES BILL! In special session yesterday the Roman Senate passed the Arminius bill for reduction of armaments. The bill provided that Govern¬ ment appropriations for the con¬ duct of war in the provinces will be reduced about 20%. It is in keeping with the new plan of Governmental economy, as inaugurated by Julius Caesar, and will mean a substantial re¬ duction in Federal taxes this year. CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE: We have a complete line of men’s fur-lined togas in the latest styles; also boy’s jack¬ ets and sandals. Lucius Co. FOR SALE: At a big sacrifice we are selling a choice lot of war supplies, including spears, bows, javelins and armor. The reason we are selling it is be¬ cause the former owner has no further need of it. (He is dead.) This is a fine opportunity for soldiers who need new armor and weapons. FOUND: In market, new laurel wreath, with initials, D. C. B. Box 12, this paper. LOST: In Forum, new white toga. Reward. T. Venturus, 24 Via Minoria. LOST: Near Praetorian Gate, new sword, No. 13426, of 3d Le¬ gion. Finder call at Roman Bar¬ racks. Reward. HELP WANTED: New cook, must know how to make Greek dishes. Apply Marcus Epicurus, find him in Forum any day. WANTED: Slave, Greek boy, young, healthy, intelligent. Must speak Latin. Will pay up to 100 dinarii for good one. FOR SALE: Light chariot, hard, ly used, model 48 Porta. 300 di¬ narii. Call at 20 Via Minoria. Statement of ownership: — “THE VOX ROMAE” is owned by nobody in particular and pub¬ lished for no good reason at all. The price is as much as we can get for it, which is usually noth¬ ing at all. one hundred thirty-four Vol. XX, No. V. VOX ROMAE Ides of March 44, B. C. FOREIGN NEWS ITEMS Britian, March 1:—Letters re¬ ceived today from Labienus, Cae¬ sar’s commanding officer in the province, stating that a minor uprising took place during the last month. It was, however, sur¬ passed with little bloodshed, only 4000 Britons being executed. Announcement was made by the Minister of War today that the 10th and 11th Legions are sailing for Gaul this week on the transport, “Tiberius.” Ireland. February 26:—The Irish are fighting again. (Ed. Note—That’s no news”). Helvetia. March 2:—Rumors are rife in the capital that a group of the leading nobles have formed a huge conspiracy to overthrow Roman power. It was only a rumor, however, just to be safe, the Roman governor had 300 Helvetians executed. Gaul. March 4:—Four ship¬ loads of Gallic slaves are now on their way to Rome. They are in fine condition and guaranteed to give satisfaction. Athens. February 10:—A huge merger of Greek firms has been effected and the new corporation will establish a chain of big fruit stores throughout the Greek and Roman provinces. ADVERTISEMENTS Big All-Sport Day At Colosseum Tomorrow! Duelling! Wrestling! Racing! Wild Beasts! Come One! Come All! Admission—1 d. ROMANUS THEATRUS Presents Livius Seneca in That Stirring Drama of Life and Death and Brave Deeds, Entitled “Rapti a Morte” Don’t Miss This Hit! BIG DEBATE in the Forum today! M. T. Cicero will defend Manilan Law against objections of Catulus and Hortensius! Good oratory! FREE! Edward Callahan one hundred thirty-five | r NTTyTl m m Haunbrp Have you, dear reader, ever stopped to consider the great work accomplished by our modern laundries, or, better still, have you ever paid a visit to the laundry? If you haven’t, and we’re willing to bet on it, just listen. It is really remarkable what may be learned by a study of what seem dull and every-day things, and we had no idea of what fascination a laundry holds for the intelligent visitor and observer until - - - but listen: The other night we had a date with our best girl, so, after din¬ ner, we hurried upstairs to prepare ourselves to call on the O. A. 0. (One And Only). We very carefully shined our shoes, washed be¬ hind our ears, and saw to it that we had a freshly pressed suit to wear while pressing our suit with the fair damsel, as our friend Tom Mallory would say. We then took a nice white shirt, just from the laundry, removed a few pins, and tried to put it on. No use. The sleeves were still blocked by several strategically placed pins which had escaped our notice and for several minutes defied our efforts to dislodge them. Finally, after feeling cautiously over the shirt, we decided that it was safe, put it on, and, whistling blithely, we started to button it. This proved to be impossible, since there were only two buttons left, and, worse still , there was a neat three- cornered tear just below the collar where it would be in plain view. At first we thought there must be some mistake, and we brought out another shirt, which was in a similar condition, with a few blue spots across the collar. A third shirt had four buttons on the front and a slit up the back, but, as we were now desperate, we buttoned the buttons as far as they would go, finished our dressing, and went on to keep our date, although with much misgiving, lest our stitches give way. A few days later we went around to the laundry to register a complaint, and while we were there a foreman who proved to be an acquaintance of ours, came into the office and offered to show us around through the plant. We agreed, and started off with him. He led the way to a great room that we at first took for a machine shop, but George, our friend, assured us that it was the button¬ stripping and slashing department, where clothes go through the first process of washing. Thence we passed to the shrinkers, where our friend explained the workings of these great machines that take shirts that have been guaranteed not to shrink, and reduce the collar by from three-quarters of an inch to an inch and a half, and the sleeves by from two and a quarter to three and one-eighth inches. We gaped open-mouthed at this for a minute or two, and then we moved on to a battery of cuff-frayers, whose function is to take the cuffs of shirts and make them resemble the fringe of an oriental rug. In the middle of the next room we spied a large machine with numerous emery wheels attached to a rapidly revolving shaft. ‘What’s that?” we asked. m one hundred thirty-six OTE J C5Zrft “That? Why that is a collar sharpener,” George replied. “After we have finished washing and starching collars we bring them here to put an edge on them. On some collars we put a knife-edge; on others, a hack-saw edge. After we have sharpened them we take them over here to the proving-ground; we try out the knife-blades on hickory-wood, and the jagged-edged ones on case-hardened steel. If any collar proves defective and will not cut it is sent back, re¬ washed, restarched, and resharpened. “Come on over this way and I’ll show you our newest dye- remover. You see, colored shirts are put into this hopper here, and pass on through, where powerful chemicals remove all coloring. The shirts pass out at this opening, and the coloring which has been removed is carried by means of troughs to the splotcher.” “The splotcher?” “Yes, the splotcher. After the shirts are all cleaned they are brought over here and splotched attractively. But first they are dried and starched, and then ironed so that the lower part of the sleeves will be so tightly starched together that they can be opened only with a wedge. After this they are conveyed to the pinner; they are fed in at this hopper, and the papers of pins enter here, while the finished products emerge at that opening. Each paper holds five hundred pins, and a paper will usually suffice for three and a frac¬ tion shirts.” We told him that we thought he must be right, especially about the fraction of a shirt, thanked him for his attention, and came home wiser and a little sadder. Paul McNamara $ $ $ Oft in the stilly night, Ere slumber’s chains have bound me, I think of the jokes I might have cracked When others were around me, And for this wanton waste of wit, Unceasingly I weep. And often in the stilly night I kick myself to sleep. 8 $ S Father Grady (meeting Brydges, looking very disconsolate on a bright Sunday morning) : “Why so sad, Leslie?” Brydges: “Aw, I wanted to play golf this morning and my father wouldn’t let me.” Father Grady: “Your father was right; don’t you know why you should not play golf on Sunday?” Brydges: “Yes, my father is using my golf clubs.” s $ s Father Morgan: “Conjugate the verb ‘to swim.’ ” Carroll: “Swim, swam, swum.” Father Morgan: “Now conjugate ‘dim.’ ” Carroll: “Say! Are you trying to kid me?” one hundred thirty-seven one hundred thirty-eight om 3To fees Father Morgan took a guest from New York to see “Macbeth” at the Lyceum. The guest’s scornful comment was, “You’re cer¬ tainly behind the times here in Rochester. I saw this play in New York almost four years ago.” $ $ $ Instructor in Biology: “When two bodies come together heat is generated.” Freshman: “But teacher, yesterday I hit a fellow and he knocked me cold.” $ s s Mr. Lintz: “Who can tell me one important thing we now have which we did not have one hundred years ago?” Ailing, proudly: “Me.” $ e $ Sigl: “I hear someone put a bomb under your house.” Erdle: “Yes, it’s all over town now.” 3 Little Sandy: “Say pa, let’s go to the Centennial Pageant. It’s only a dollar.” Sandy:: “Next time, laddie, next time.” § s s Macbeth’s Sentinel (upon spying Bernam Wood approaching Dunsinane) : “Cheese it; the copse.” 3 $ “If you need any money just give me a ring,” said Moe, the pawnbroker. s $ » Rockwell: “I understand your uncle was an artist in Prague. Very rich, I suppose.” Newcomer: “Yes; you see he spent his whole life drawing Czechs.” $ § $ The chimes of the church were ringing loud and clear. Suddenly a strident discord rang out. The sexton buried his face in his hands and sobbed aloud: “Alas, I ain’t done right by our knell.” $ s s “And why, warden, do you feed the prisoners yeastcakes?” “To keep them from breaking out.” one hundred thirty-nine Father Wurzer (in Christian Doctrine Class) : “What is a niche in a church?” Harvey Rockwell: “An itch in church is the same as any other itch, only one can’t scratch it so easy.” $ $ $ Leonard Weber (in cafeteria) : “Say, here’s a piece of rubber tire in my hash.” Miss Guggerty: “That’s nothing, the automobile is replacing the horse everywhere.” s $ m “You poor man; you are so dejected; you haven’t a loaf of bread in the house, have you?” “Worser than that, mum; I haven’t even enough yeast cake to put in the home brew.” $ $ $ Reformer (To prostrate man) : “And so this is the work of rum, it it?” Prostrated man: “No, this is the work of a banana peel.” s e $ jfrom tfje sports OTritersT Smnbboofe The runner was as safe as a quart of grape-juice at a college prom. The second-baseman couldn’t catch a cold in Siberia. Babe Ruth lifted a fly that was higher than a diamond necklace at Tiffany’s. The umpire was blinder than an earthworm in a London fog. The home team got more runs than a pair of silk stockings in a bramble patch. The game was tighter than a Pullman car window. The stands were as crowded as a sophomore’s runabout. $ $ s “Some men thirst after fame, some after love, and some after money.” “I know something that all thirst after.” “What’s that?” « ‘Salted almonds.” $ $ $ Officer: “Flag of truce, excellency.” His Excellency: “What do the revolutionists want?” Officer: “They would like to exchange a couple of generals for a can of condensed milk.” one hundred forty one hundred forty-two one hundred forty-three Electricity ... THE TORCH OF PROGRESS. ' T HE HISTORY of progress in almost every field has been influenced greatly by successful attempts to harness elec¬ tricity for practical purposes. Since Edison’s successful ex¬ periment wit h the incandescent lamp years ago, the electrical field has developed through years of research until now indus¬ try, commonwealth and the home are dependent upon it. One by one the old household stand-bys that made house¬ work a night-mare have been replaced by electrical devices of greater efficiency. Hands that once were calloused by the hard, unyielding surface of a broom-handle are now kept in perfect trim by easy-gliding, highly efficient electric cleaners. The elec¬ tric washer has done away with the knarled, red hands and weary, aching backs of wash-board and tub days. Electrical refrigeration has solved the problem of food-storage and food- preservation. Electric fans offer cool refreshing circulation of air on the hottest of days. In fact there is an electrical device for practically any and every need. Begin to take advantage of some of the comfort and ease these devices afford you. As a utility company we are devoted to your service. For this reason each type of appliance we mer¬ chandise has been thoroughly tested by competent engineers. You get only the best. Rochester Gas Electric Corp. OF THE Associated System one hundred forty-four Compliments OF THE Class of NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO one hundred forty-five I HERE is nothing like a picture to recall to memory the pleasant associations of years gone by. Picture re¬ production is our profession and through quality en¬ gravings we solicit the patronage of those who wish to obtain the best results in the desire to put before the public in picture the reminder of their wares. HERALD ENGRAVING CO., INC. 36 Aqueduct Street Main 4941 Rochester, New York one hundred forty-si r one hundred forty-seven §x§x§xix$x»x$x$x$: THE STORE FOR MEN a dd resses itself to the style-wise The young undergraduate of today has definite style ideals. He demands that his clothing be based on all the traditions of good taste, but express the buoyant spirit of youth. He shops here, because he knows that we study closely his preferences in every article of attire. He buys here, because we present our merchandise with a mind to his own ideals — style — authen¬ ticity, durability and thrift. Sibley, Lindsay Curr Company STORE FOR MEN Is there a place for EVERYTHING in your office? These “Y and E” Steel Cabinets provide economi¬ cal storage for stationery, samples, literature and supplies. Models in four heights for offices, fac¬ tories, schools, hospitals and homes, finished in olive green, mahogany or walnut. Sturdily made. Equipped with auto-type, nickle-plated handles with locks. Y wman and Frre Mfg.(o. “Y and E” Office Equipment Building 41 Chestnut Street Stone 2431 one hundred forty-eight Compliments of John P. Boylan The Columbus Building ROCHESTER, NEW YORK FIFTY CHESTNUT STREET Phone Stone 1492 Auditorium, seating 2500 Ballroom, capacity 800 Turkish Baths, Men Women Bridge Parlors Swimming Pool, Men, Women and Children Gymnasium, Men, Women and Children Rooms, 300, Men, Boys, Women, Girls Dining Rooms, Private and Public one hundred forty-nine s s e 3 e 3 xs e s BPOW ' i J-U ST - A 7 t« " V (j » o o v) a LOiT - a bLt£tP Vnr M OW7Hty ' Swpn,j fc - «» ® -lA ? " ) W ° 1 PL A v VC- tiffs K tr ' p. QAlL fly p TtH t oC- P A P£ a, UsAPi lAJTHf w £ll s e £ s 7 e rs £ ° VC- Popular s port z:. •vA ir tj» f Q A. 6-000 o l a 3: f TO oo aa l a Ho t»v vfl - T e 5 if N i Ol? S uatch vC- j hl- nir o e fo A rue Ant Tt- TRV VO 1 ° TH IAJ ( O ' P A V£ W TAITP A £ S U( ' 3 A VP Mi « A « T t For a FT T A 1 " ' wtwtl A minister, substituting for a friend in a remote country parish, was greatly surprised on observing the old verger, who had taken up the collection, quietly abstract a fifty-cent piece before bringing the plate up to the altar rail. After the service he called the old man into the vestry and told him with some emotion that his crime had been discovered. The old verger looked puzzled for a moment. Then a sudden light dawned on him. “Why sir, you don’t mean that old half-dollar of mine? I’ve led off with that for the last seventeen years.” e $ s John Costello, to movie producer: “Can I sell you a scenario.” Producer: “G’wan, We’ve had a scenario for years.” $ s s Policeman, to Jerry Hickey: “Say, you nearly hit that car. Don’t you know you should always give at least half the road to a woman driver?” Jerry: “I always do, when I find which half of the road she wants.” one hundred fifty Compliments of BASTIAN BROTHERS CO. Official Jewelers and Stationers to Aquinas Institute Manufacturers of Class Rings and Pins, Club and Society Pins, Medals, Engraved Commencement Invitations and Name Cards W. R. Tiefel, Representative Phone Glenwoocl 3380 1600 Clinton Ave. N. Niagara University The Very Rev . Francis J. Dodd, C . M ., Ph . D ., President Niagara Falls, New York Under the Direction of The Priests of the Congregation of the Mission Founded 1856, Registered by the Regents of the State of New York Complete College Courses l eading to the A. B. and B. S. Degrees. Pre- Medical and Business Courses. Address Registrar for Catalogue one hundred fifty-one Fashions.. .for Boys and Young Men We make a particular effort to meet the needs of Boys of School age. Boys of Aquinas and Nazareth Hall are always welcome at Duffy-Powers and have a very warm spot in our hearts. Prices here are worthy of interest, styles are varied and include the newest of dependable wearing apparel. Seasonable suits and furnishings may be bought here at the lowest prices consistent with good quality. Visit Duffy-Powers Boys’ Department. MAIN FLOOR DUFFY-POWERS, INC. Executive Training for Business ATTENDANCE OVER 1000 STUDENTS IN THE DAY AND EVENING CLASSES Fall Term Begins September 2, 1930 Requests for information will be honored promptly Rochester Business Institute Rochester, N. Y. Batavia, N. Y. one hundred fifty-two 10 Aquinas Graduates of the class of 1929 enrolled at MECHANICS INSTITUTE Improve your opportunity...get a TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN ROCHESTER Cooperative Courses Construction Supervision and Architectural Draftiug Industrial Electricity Industrial Mechanics Industrial Chemistry Retail Distribution Applied Art Courses Illustration and Advertising Art Interior Decoration Art Education Design, Crafts one hundred fifty-three s s e s s $ s 3 e s s s s e s » s e s s e C. P. Ward Building Contractor Office and Warehouse 135 Ridge Road East, Rochester, N. Y. Phone, Glenwood 1232 Let Scrantom’s Sporting Goods Shop Equip You For Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Fishing, Canoeing, Boating, Swimming. Complete collections of the best equipment ranging from the most inexpensive possible with good quality to the very finest made. rrantnm’a COME IN AND BROWSE one hundred fifty-four Qreetings to OUR FELLOW CLASSMEN The Executive Committee Newest Authentic Ideas in Styling for Students The great McFarlin store makes a specialty of present¬ ing the very newest designs and colors in suits, over¬ coats, hats, shoes and furnishings for students. It is all high-quality merchandise, closely priced. Me Fadings 195 MAIN STREET, EAST The Rochester Home of Hickey ' Freeman Clothes one hundred fifty-five Ontario VEGETIZED WHOLE WHEAT WAFERS contain the food values and rich vitamins of Five Fresh Vegetables from which the flour is made. Children love them. Baked by Ontario Biscuit Company We supply the Cookies and Crackers served at Aquinas Institute D. H. Lackawanna Anthracite Safe... Clean... Economical EDELMAN COAL COMPANY 88 PORTLAND AVENUE Stone 576 one hundred fifty-six I think that I shall never see, Such an indescribable thing as thee; A sprite who looks at the clock all day, And wishes for the end of the day; A sprite who lifts his arm to say, “Oh! Teacher, may I leave the room (to play) ; A sprite whose hungry mouth is press’t, Into a pretzel, with beaucoup zest; A sprite who may at homework swear, And write long tasks in the afternoon fair; If schools were made for such as thee, Oh! Where else may I park my fizz ? William C. Dwyer $ $ $ Boggerel? Little dog out in the rain Gazing wistfully Little, dripping, lovable, Looking up at me. Dirty, small, sweet gamin How they all would scold If I were to bring you In from out the cold. Cocks his head and wrinkles Up his nose at me For I must learn my lessons While he’s so free—so free! Harold Dennis » $ » ®egree£ to bt Conferred on Seniors Johnny” Costello D. G. Dispeller of Gloom Chuck” Snell M. W. Master of Witticism Dick” O’Connor L. P. Loyal Pal Jerry” Stambusky A. G. Always Grinning Harry” Walsh H. H. Handsome Harry Ed” Plant R. I. Remarkable Impersonator Johnny” Mastrella G. S. Good Sport Sam” Santee S. S. Smiling Sam Harry” Polee E. G. Easy-Going Pendi” Prendergast T. F. True Friend Bill” Dwyer M. H. Master of Hieroglyphics Eddie” Meek P. G. Proficient Giggler Bob” Miller E. T. Excellent Thespian Jerry” McCarthy R. V. W. Rip Van Winkle Bob” Kress E. E. Efficiency Expert Bernard Naas one hundred fifty-seven one hundred fifty-eight X W. E. Rogers, President W. H. Cronin, Treasurer BALCRON COAL CO., INC. Anthracite, Bituminous Coal and Coke Terminal Building Rochester, N. Y. PRINTING? CALL MAIN 2335 cAdcraft Printers 183 ST. PAUL STREET Over Seventy Years of Memorial Endeavor Frank J. Hart Monument Co., Inc. Jttemonat Arcfjttccts Studio and Display Rooms, 2395 Dewey Aye., Glenwood 3034 HUBER ELECTRIC COMPANY one hundred fifty-nine Phone: Stone 2938 Leo A. Mac Sweeney OFFICE: 507 E. B. Bldg. Phone: Main 1566 SWEENEY BOLAND General Contractors Distributors of Socony Asphaltic Oils for Roads and Driveways ROCHESTER, N. Y. The White Wire Works Company Manufacturers of GRILLE WIRE WORK Dealers in Wire Cloth, Brass Wire, Rod, Sheet, Tubing, Etc. 79 83 Exchange Street . . . Main 441 . . . ROCHESTER, N. Y one hundred sixty r CHAMPION SWEATERS Worn exclusively by AQUINAS ATHLETES CHAMPION KNITWEAR MILLS Andrews, Cor. N. Water St. Compliments of MEYER, FOOTE DAYTON CO. Nine Public Market ROCHESTER, NEW YORK A. J. MATTLE SON Funeral Directors 52 Cumberland Street Stone 1552-1553 Our Retail Plumbing Store is at the service of those desiring to purchase and install their plumbing and heating supplies and accessories. The advice we offer costs nothing and is the result of long and varied experience. One of our retail catalogues free for the asking BARR CREELMAN CO. PLUMBING AND HEATING 74 Exchange Street Phone Main 6465 one hundred sixty-one Ki $ $ $ $Ke $x§ 3 e 3xexS 3 xSxS $KS S S S 3 8xS Phone Main 5943 Walter h. Wilson Wholesale Confectioner Our Candy Sold in Cafeteria 341 Clinton Ave. N. Rochester, N. Y. SINCE 1895 MAIN 2999 Searvogle c5 Art Rooms »» » »» » »»» ■ Picture Framing Gilding Oil Paintings Restored Lawrence DiBellis, Prop. 86 State Street ROCHESTER, NEW YORK J. B. Keller Sons fi onsts Twenty-five Clinton Avenue North George A. Klier Pharmacy PRESCRIPTION PHARMACISTS 261 Ames Street, corner Maple Rochester, N. Y. i one hundred sixty-two Grover A. Clicquennoi, President Henry Lester Hardware Co., Inc. Builders Hardware Specialists 150 West Main Street Student TWO PANT Suits $2450 STEEFEL ' CONNOR COMPANY 72-80 St. Paul Street (WHERE DAD HAS BOUGHT HIS CLOTHES FOR YEARS) THIS BINDING Produced by Wm. ZAHRNDT SON Designers and Builders of COLLEGE ANNUAL COVERS 77 St. Paul Street, Rochester, N. Y. THAT GOOD GULF GASOLINE SUPREME MOTOR OILS SUPREME GREASES NO NOX MOTOR FUEL Sunshine Oil Company Distributors Qulf Refining Co. Products 1525 CLINTON AVE. NORTH Rochester, N. Y. one hundred sixty-three t $ S « 5 S S « 5 } S $ i s Mother: “Come and kiss your aunt Martha, ‘Jimmy’.” Jimmy: “Aw, gee, Ma, what’d I do?” $ $ » Bernie Hynes: “I say, old man, what happened to your face?” Don McConville: “I had a little argument with a fellow about driving in traffic.” Bernie: “Why didn’t you call a cop?” Mac: “He was a cop.” $ $ Waiter: “Are you Hungary?” Larry Mooney: “Yes, Siam.” Waiter: “Den Russia to the table and I’ll Fiji.” Mooney:: “All right, Sweden my coffee, and Denmark my bill.” s s £ Single Gent: “What’s the best month to get married in.” Married Man: “Octembruary.” S. G. “Why, there’s no such month.” M. M.: “Just so.” one hundred sixty-four Compliments of JOHN H. ODENBACH Build With Dolomite” Culver Parts and Service, Inc. USED PARTS SPECIALISTS Announce Shop Facilities to Complete the Following Service Operations: WHEEL WORK BRAKE WORK RADIATOR WORK Wire, Wood and Disc Adjusting, Relining Repairing, Re-coring Straightening Aligning Truing Drums Cleaning New Spokes FLYWHEEL REBANDING (Special Process) Cost Estimates in Advance Without Obligation Used Parts for All Cars and Trucks 593-609 CULVER ROAD—CULVER 5100 Fred B. Schuber Vincent A. Palmer Main 6863 Stone 4090 Benedict Meisenzahl QUALITY COAL AND COKE Prompt Service L. W. MAIER’S SONS one hundred sixty-five The National Clothing Company 159 East Main Street comer of Stone “One of the Great Clothing Stores of America” Rochester Novelty Works, Inc. Manufacturers of Church Furniture and Supplies 485 Hague Street, Rochester, New York School and Church Supplies FURNITURE • STATIONERY RELIGIOUS ARTICLES William F. Predmore • 93 State Street Compliments of JOHN PETROSSI one hundred sixty-six Compliments of A Friend D. M. O’Connor PLUMBING AND HEATING Jobbing a Specialty 629 Thurston Road Genesee 4344 Authorized Agent for Ever Hot Automatic Water Heater Y our Furniture is Safe With Us ON MOVING DAY Sam Gottry Carting Company Offices: Powers Arcade and 47 Parkway Phone: Main 1412 Old Fashioned Home Made Ice Cream Containing only Eggs, Cream, Sugar and Flavor Made Fresh Daily at KINANE’S PARSELLS PHARMACY 228 Parsells Ave. We deliver Try this cream, and realize ivhat you have been eating Phone Culver 4874 one hundred sixty-seven KINANE’S PARSELLS PHARMACY AND CHEMICAL LABORATORIES 228 PARSELLS AVENUE Prescriptions accurately compounded. Sick Room and Hospital Supplies Clinical and Chemical Assays Industrial Chemical Analyses Thomas E. Kinane, Ph.G., Ph. C. Pharmacist and Chemist Genesee 5411 Genesee 438 C. F. Scheuerman Sons FUNERAL DIRECTORS Funeral Home 230 Brown St., Rochester, N. Y. Phone: Main 854 John H. McGee ScSon Designers and Builders of QUALITY MEMORIALS for More Than Thirty Years 508 State Street Rochester, N. Y. TRANT’S (Catholic Supply Store SANCTUARY SUPPLIES RELIGIOUS ARTICLES GREETING CARDS CHURCH GOODS 96 Clinton Avenue North ROCHESTER N. Y. CO M PLETE FUR PROTECTION n ft SCIENTIFIC DRY CLEANING AND COLD STORAGE Tf CALL Q MAIN 2822 one hundred sixty-eight r Wholesale Retail youngs We deliver SHELL OYSTER AND FISH MARKET 158 Main St. West All Kinds of Sea Food in Season Main 3985 Phones Main 7993 HTICE GATE 11 - Near Harper Sibley Building Exclusive Agents in Rochester for Wedgwood—Copeland Spode—Lenox China Val St. Lambert Crystal Pairpont Glass Kirk Silverware Vaughan Pewter 347-349 EAST AVENUE If it’s Quality you desire call E. H. KIRBY SON MEATS - FISH - POULTRY 1356 Dewey Ave. Phone, Glenwood 72 William L. Hall Clifford F. Punnett William L. Hall, Inc. Leather and Shoe Goods Commission Agents 117 Mill Street Rochester, N. Y. one hundred sixty-nine J $X$X$ $Xj S § S $ J SXjX 3 $ § Tenor Banjo and other stringed instrument instructions Simplified Easy Methods for Beginners— Advanced Students Prepared for Profes¬ sional Work Instructors GEORGE F. LILLY and IRVING D. WEBB Studio at l Jurlitzer’s .. .76 clinton ave.,s. LUNCH AND DINE IN THE COOLEST AND MOST BEAU¬ TIFUL RESTAURANT IN TOWN Edith Ellis CANDIES 38 East Avenue SODAS SALTED NUTS The May Secretarial School Offers Complete Business Courses in Accounting Secretarial Training Bookkeeping Stenography Bulletin on request 327 Main Street East Taylor Building Stone 5125 Compliments of A FRIEND iff i| 1 GRCIEN lMinmmumn ; gang} 1 3 s The Ideal Graduating Gift for the Girl or Boy Wm. H. Jackson JEWELER 325 Driving Park Ave. one hundred seventy one hundred seventy-one « sxe e $ e e exexe s 8 $KM 3 s s s fA ' Delightful PLACE TO GO For a Quick Meal, Sandwich, or Fountain Special • Delicious, Fresh, Home-Made Candies arid Baked Goods on Sale • ODENBACH COFFEE SHOPPE 205 East Main Street 19 Clinton Ave. South SPALDING EQUIPMENT CORRECT FOR ANY SPORT Spalding has been making authentic athletic equipment for 53 years. You can choose your complete outfit with the knowledge that everything is exactly right. 40 Clinton Ave. No. I Williams Potato Chips 101 2 Bronson Ave. Phone Main 6808 Wyner Service Station Portland and Clifford Telephones MAIN 8176—STONE 7192 Phone Genesee 685-J Edw. Wegman DAIRY Pasteurized Milk and Cream 465 CHILI AVE. Powers Vail, Inc. Sporting Goods Complete Outfitters of Athletic Teams 117 State Street one hundred seventy-two Compliments of Marriott’s French Dry Cleaning Works, Inc. 414 Genesee St. Genesee 6200 Compliments of A. ]. Williams Underwood Typewriter Co. 40 St. Paul St. RYAN McINTEE B. Leo Mclntee FUNERAL DIRECTORS 207 Chestnut St. Stone 1464 Compliments of RUSSER MARKET AMES STREET cor. Maple Compliments of A Friend TCpps, INC. Cleaners and Dyers Stone 3900 Patronize THE WARDEN STUDENTS SHOP Suits with 2 Pairs of Long Trousers $15.75 to $29.75 Collegiate Cut—Style and Make 38 North St. Temple Bldg. FROMM BROS. QUALITY SAUSAGE MEAT PRODUCTS Ask Your Dealer one hundred seventy-three Glenwood 1780 Dr. R. C. Parker DENTIST 1356 Dewey Avenue Between Magee and Clay Aves. Payne Dunham Dealers in COAL AND COKE That Satisfies Office and Yard 34 Bronson Ave. Phone Genesee 586 Phone: Gen. 6734 Day or Night Slo-Baked Wonder Bread Wonder Pan Rolls and Hostess Cake at Your Grocer’s Continental Wonder Bakeries Corp. LEON J. CECIL FUNERAL DIRECTOR Funeral Home 6 Kensington St. The Catholic Courier Journal Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Rochester Published with the Approbation of The Rt. Rev. John Francis 0’Hern,D.D. Bishop of Rochester Catholic News of Rochester Catholic News of the World Catholic Picture Features Editorials by Priests of the Diocese Essentially a Paper for the Catholic Home Published every Friday at 237 Andrews Street, Rochester, N. Y. Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year ; $1.25 Six Mos. Casey Carting Co. 2500 Lyell Road Gates, N. Y. Tel. Glenwood 6006 §xs s s $ s 3 s s $ s s § e s e e e sxs e « 3 e one hundred seventy-four Glenwood 3412 W. Main 2875 n enzi Studio Photographs Live Forever 541 State Street FEE BROTHERS Manufacturers and Distributors of Nationally Advertised Beverages Fruit Products Syrups and Extracts 21 N. Water St. Main 6135 Genesee 1239 E. FITZHARRIS GROCER Fruits and Vegetables in Season Choice Line of Teas and Coffees 603 Plymouth Avenue Glenwood 592 Renner Sc Henry Co. Plumbing, Heating and Tinning Contractors Furnaces cleaned by hand or Vacuum 1312 Dewey Avenue RITTER’S DAIRY Dealers in Milk, Cream and Chocolate Chill 146 Avenue D Flanigan Furniture Co. INCORPORATED Driving Park at Dewey Open evenings CREDIT E. Fisher Cigars and Billiard Parlor Candy—Soft Drinks 1475 Lake Avenue Glenwood 395 Rochester Artificial Limb Company Charles J. Oster, Mgr. Trusses, Arch Supporters 275 Central Ave. Phone, Stone 6886 Near N. Y. C. Depot, Rochester, N. Y. one hundred seventy-five Compliments of The Klee Press Compliments of “The Variety Shop” across from Aquinas ' 50,000 People read Blum’s Base¬ ball and Race Bulletin every day— ask your Community Store to be a Subscriber. Fred J. Blum, Publisher $40,000 Statistics show a College Education is worth $40,000 Keep Going Boys—Keep Going! We guarantee it, if Dad says the word. GEO. J. LAW Life Insurance Plans 714 Granite Bldg. Main 8153 FRANK H. DENNIS STORES, INC. Wholesale Confectionery Distributors of Daggett’s and Schrafft’s Chocolates Phone, Main 506 152 State Street Meng Shafer 53-55 East Ave. In the new store are several addi¬ tional departments. Besides Furs— there are Cloth Coats—Suits—Mil¬ linery — Hosiery — Handbags and Gloves. Table Linen A Specialty We Cater to Banquets Central Laundry and Supply Co. Incorporated 540-548 St. Paul Street Phone, Main 1334 cT ' kS) Coats Aprons and Towels Cabinets and Table Cloths and Napkins Toilet Supplies Barbers, Haircloths and Massage Towels one hundred seventy-six 1 Town Talk Bakery, Inc. 501 Pullman Aye. Glemvood 6772 Thomas J. Stokes GROCER 693 Lake Ave. Glenwood 1268—1269 A $5.00 BILL Does the Work of Cleaning Your Fur Coat Properly. Your Garment Will be in the Hands of Experts Throughout. Just Phone Main 5117 We Will Do the Rest Rochester Fur Dressing Company, Inc. 290 BROAD ST. Fur Storage Repairing Remodeling Anthony DiCesare CONFECTIONERY and CIGARS GAS and PARKING STATION 242 Platt Street Locks Repaired Phone Main 137 Keys of all kinds made to order Joseph A. Brien LOCK SMITH Keys Fitted and Locks Repaired Safe Work and Changing Combinations a Specialty 54 Mill St. Rochester, N. Y. Hughes Grocery Peter A. Lombard GENESEE STREET Corner Bronson Compliments of E. J. Walker Crescent Turitan The Soft Water Laundry Dewey Avenue Corner Palm Street Phone, Glenwood 860 one hundred seventy-seven one hundred seventy-eight | Operating the Largest Prompt and Courteous Service 1 CLEANING and DYEING | Plant in the State Outside t New York City I STAUB SON ♦ 951-961 Main St. East Phone Monroe 6600 PINNACLE DAIRY f F. Hensel, Prop. ROCHESTER STANDARD PASTEURIZED i MILK AND CREAM 63 Wilmington St. Monroe 5299 % Phones We Telegraph Flowers v Main 1986—482 bonded members-f.t.d. f t With Compliments BLANCHARD 1 I Rocco M. Fischette Flowers I 48-52 Lake Avenue Rochester, N. Y. | ! LECKINGER’S 1 SNAPPY 1 SHOES | FOR YOUNG MEN 1 $5.50 i 35 FRANKLIN ST. M.W. HECKER 1 1278 Dewey Are. i Confectionery, Cigars, Tobacco, | School Supplies and Ice Cream Soda Phone Monroe 1619 Open Evenings % Work Called for and Delivered X % Compliments of Lewis Clothes Shop | Where Better Clothing Costs Less I D. E. Clair Ice Co. men’s furnishings ALSO CLEANING, REPAIRING, PRESSING AND | DYEING OF LADIES’ AND MEN’S APPAREL X 637 Monroe Ave. v Raymond G. Lewis Rochester, N. Y. a one hundred seventy-nine ?Y ® GasgarD WATER HEATER. CONTROL Company 375 Main Street E , Rochester, N. Y. Henry J. plant, representative Main 1233—1234 John R. Bourne Office Supplies DESKS—CHAIRS—SAFES—FILES Rubber Stamps—Stencils Steel Stamps 131-133 State St. Phone Main 7522 T. H. Marrion Co. Builders of Monuments—Headstones Cemetery Memorials 478 State Street Compliments of Rogers LG. A,Grocery You Will Enjoy c fKaag and c J{aag f OLD DRY GINGER ALE and Other Products TELEPHONE, GLEN. 1688 Candy Sodas Cigars Lunches oOdartin’s 1428 DEWEY AVE. We can’t make customers of all our friends—but we do make friends of all our customers Main 6751—6752 Peter A. VanRemoortere Dealer in Meats and Provisions MANUFACTURERS OF PRIME SAUSAGE 1256 Clinton Ave. N. 781 Dewey Ave. Ed. Oertel, Prop. DEWEY AVENUE MARKET “It’s Not What You Pay” BUT “What You Get For Your Money” We Deliver owe hundred eighty 1 Main 8140 r Y Biological I Barnard, Porter Remington Supply Company f LABORATORY SUPPLIES f 4 PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, BRUSHES, x ARTIST MATERIALS AND Catalogues on Request X DRAWING SUPPLIES $ 1176 Mount Hope Avenue f 9-11-13 NORTH WATER STREET Rochester, N. Y. 1 Brodie’s Market ♦ Greenhouses, Brighton i Boucher 1 ♦ Choice Meats, Groceries a 1 x and Vegetables flowers | i 1068 Hudson Ave. Stone 6442 V 422 Main St. East t Opp. Eastman 4 ♦ Stone 855 v s I CRAMER Campbell Menzner 1 1 PHARMACY Music Store 1 Temple Building, 44 North Street § Rochester, N. Y. I 1246 The Choice of the Professional 1 DEWEY Musician t | AVENUE Sole Agents for KTNG RANn TN8TRTTMFNTR x LEEDY DRUMS f I (Emnbtnattiin ♦ V Cornwall Clothes Shop 1 I Hahfrrr (Emitpattg Latest Styles | x Manufacturers of in Men’s Clothes THE TIEFEL LADDERS Burke Bldg. Main 4163 X ♦ | MONROE 4473 818 SOUTH AVE. one hundred eighty-one one hundred eighty-two Jay E. Millard LICENSED PHARMACIST 1470 DEWEY AVENUE S. E. Corner Ridgeway Avenue Frank J. McAnarney GENERAL INSURANCE 101-2 Ellwanger Barry Building Main 18 UO OTTMAN BROS. Manufacturers Wholesale and Retail Dealers in ALL KINDS OF SAUSAGE Coney Island Hots a Specialty 45 Front Street Compliments of Phi Epsilon Sorority Web. Malley Everything in INSURANCE 305-7 E. B. Building Main 498 “The Home of Better Luggage” Geo. A. Miller Co., Inc. Wardrobe Trunks and Leather Goods “Special Order Work and Repairing” 351 East Avenue. Harper Sibley Bldg. Rochester, N. Y. Bernard O’Reilly’s Sons Undertakers Since 1854 Main 164 163 State St. J. M. Reddington COAL Plymouth Avenue So. Telephone Main 390 one hundred eighty-three Ruhadou’s VARIETY STORE Dry Goods and Furnishings of QUALITY 844 DEWEY AVENUE Joseph Jose P h Groceries and Delicatessen ORIENTAL IMPORTS Former Member Class of ’29 Glenwood 6374 231 Lyell Ave. Kolb’s Toggery Shoppe Tailoring and Men’s Wear The Store for Dad and Lad Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing Work called for and Delivered 1282 Dewey Avenue Glenwood 1864 KIRBY BROS. Dealers in Fresh, Salted and Smoked meats Poultry and Vegetables in Season 1172 Dewey Ave. Phones Glen. 109 - 110 Compliments of The Rochester News Co. Stone 6867 Charles L. Goetz Photographs Seventy-two East Avenue Rochester, N. Y. “Photographs Live Forever” Leo G. Hetzler, Pres. John A. Hetzler HETZLER BROS. ICE CO., INC. Pure Hemlock Water Artificial Ice Glenwood 1150 Office: 801 DRIVING PARK AVE. If it’s from Howell’s Bakery It’s the Best 1436 Dewey Ave. Glenwood 1654 one hundred eighty-four one hundred eighty-five O. P. Lechleitner School Supplies Sporting Goods Fishing Tackle Candy and Ice Cream 598 Lake Avenue Open Sundays Try Us First Lynam REALTY SERVICE 200 Webster Avenue Telephone Culver 3379 P. J. LYNAM See LOUIS J. SOMMERS of JOHN HANCOCK INSURANCE CO. For all forms of LIFE and ENDOWMENT INSURANCE Glenwood 1840 : Main 309 28 FINCH STREET Smith Sash Door Co. Manufacturers of “Better Quality Millwork” 175 Exchange Street Rochester, N. Y. Phone Stone 6722 Laemlein Brothers Sanitary Market 885 Portland Avenue Opposite Randolph Street Compliments of La May Drug Company MORRIS UNCHMAN, Successor 858 DEWEY AVE. For Real Drug Service—Phone 969— Culver —970 Free Delivery Service The Fred Sabey Co., Inc. AWNINGS, TENTS, CANVAS GOODS, FLAGS AND ROPE 276-278 Clinton Avenue South Telephone Stone 3140 J.STERRISE..Q roceries 8 9 5 HUDSON AVENUE Phone Stone 22 75 one hundred eighty-six Schaefer Bros. Meats of Quality Poultry - Vegetables - Sea Food 402-404 Lewiston Avenue Glen. 6088 1050 Dewey Ave. Glen. 2640-2641 315 Bay Street Culver 2193 Geo. C. Schaefer Edw. G. Hartel Schaefer Hartel Successors to E. S. Ettenheimer Co. Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and Silverware Agents for celebrated Patek Philippe Watches MAIN 6746 8 MAIN ST. E. H. B. Wallace Groceries Fancy Fruits and Vegetables Selected Teas and Coffees Glen. 477-478 1182 DEWEY AVE. THRIFT SHOE Snappy Shoes AT MODERATE PRICES Union Made Twelve East Main Street Glenwood 1815-J — Phones — Main 2623 For Service See “Art” F. Santay ALL LINES OF INSURANCE REAL ESTATE Residence Office 101 Kislingbury St. 25 Exchange St. Telephone Stone 4928 Clarence W. Smith Bookseller Stationer Importer Engraving and Heraldic Work 343-345 EAST AVENUE Harper Sibley Building Rochester, New York For Fine Foods Call Schroth Market Lyell at Murray Glenwood 3210 Schulz SBros. COFFEE SHOPPE Dinners—Sandwiches Candy—Ice Cream Dewey cor. Driving Park Ave. Phone Glen. 1381 one hundred eighty-seven one hundred eighty-eight The .... ART PRINT SHOP INCORPORATED printed this Edition of The ARETE Equipped to do Commercial Printing such as. Catalogues, Booklets, Folders, Broadsides, Circulars, Stationery Etc. Engraved Effect Wedding Invitations and Announcements WHERE PRINTING OF THE BETTER KIND IS PLANNED AND PRODUCED The .... ART PRINT SHOP INCORPORATED 77 St. Paul St., Rochester, N. Y. one hundred eighty-nine Page -m Page INDEX A H P Page Adcraft Printers .159 Art Print Shop, The..189 B Baleron Coal Co., Inc.159 Barnard, Porter Remington .181 Barr Creelman Co.161 Bastian Brothers Co.151 Beta Alpha Phi Fraternity.158 Biological Supply Company . . . .181 Blanchard .179 Blum, Fred J.176 Boucher .181 Bourne, John R.180 Boylan. John P.149 Brien, Joseph A. 177 Brodie’s Market .181 Building Contractor .154 C Campbell Menzner . 181 Casey Carting Co.174 Catholic Courier Journal, The 174 Cecil, Leon J. . 174 Central Laundry Supply Co. 176 Champion Knitwear Mills .161 Clair Ice Co., D. E.179 Class of ' 31 .143 Class of ' 32 .145 Class of ' 33 .147 Columbus Building, The .149 Combination Ladder Company ..181 Connelly, Peter .188 Continental Bakeries C ' orp.174 Cornwall Clothes Shop .181 Costich Son, Inc., B. S.182 Cramer Pharmacy .181 Crescent Puritan Laundry .177 Culver Parts and Service, Inc.. . 165 D Davis Drug Company.182 Dennis Stores, Inc., Frank H. 176 De Sando, A.182 Dewey Avenue Market .180 DiCesare, Anthony .177 Doell. H. F.182 Duffy-Powers, Inc.152 Dunbar, Adam W.182 E Edelman Coal Company .156 Ehmann Market .182 Ellis, Edith.170 Ernst Sons, Louis .182 Executive Committee, The .155 Eyer, Chas. L.182 F Fee Brothers.175 Fischette, Rocco M.179 Fisher, E. .175 Fitzharris, E.175 Flanigan Furniture Co.175 Foery, Walter S.170 Fromm Bros.173 Furlong-White Studio .158 Furtherer, Charles W.158 G Gas-Gard Company . 180 Goetz, Charles L. .184 Gottry Carting Company, Sam .167 Haag and Haag .180 Hall, Inc., William L.169 Hart Monument Co., Inc., F. J.. .159 Hawkins, Geo.188 Hecker, M. W.179 Herald Engraving Co., Inc.146 Hetzler Bros. Ice Co., Inc.184 Howell’s Bakery .184 Huber Electric Company .159 Hughes Grocery .177 J Jackson, Wm. H.170 Joseph, Joseph .184 K Keller Sons, J. B. .162 Kinane’s Parsells Pharmacy 167 Kinane’s Parsells Pharmacy and Chemical Laboratories .168 Kirby Bros.184 Kirby Son. E. H.169 Klee Press, The.176 Klier Pharmacy, George A.162 Koerner, Arthur R.174 Kolb’s Toggery Shoppe .184 Kunzer-Ellinwood, Inc.160 L Laemlein Brothers .186 LaMay Drug Company .186 Law, Geo. J.176 Leary’s .168 Lechleitner, O. P.186 Leckinger’s Shoes .179 Lester Hardware Co., Inc., H. ...163 Lewis Clothes Shop .179 Lynam Realty Service .186 M Mabbett Motors, Inc.142 MacSweeney, Leo A.160 Maier’s Sons, L. W.165 Malley, Web.183 Marrion Co., T. H.180 Marriott’s Cleaning Works, Inc. 173 Martin’s .180 Mattie Son. A. J.161 May Secretarial School, The ....170 Mechanics Institute .153 Meisenzahl, Benedict .165 Meng Shafer .176 Meyer, Foote Dayton Co.161 Millard. Jay E.183 Miller Co., Inc., Geo. A.183 Me McAnarney, Frank J.183 McFarlin’s .155 McGee Son, John H. 168 N National Clothing Co., The .166 Niagara University .151 O O’Connor, D. M. .167 Odenbach Coffee Shoppe .172 Odenbach, John H. .165 Ontario Biscuit Company .156 O’Reilly’s Sons, Bernard .183 Ottman Bros.183 Parker, Dr. R. C.174 Payne Dunham .174 Petrossi, John .166 Phi Epsilon Sorority .183 Pinnacle Dairy .179 Powers Vail, Inc.172 Predmore, William F.166 R Rapps, Inc. 173 Reddington, J. M.183 Renner Henry Co.175 Renzi Studio.175 Ritters Dairy . ... .175 Rochester Artificial Limb Co. .175 Rochester Business Institute .... 152 Rochester Fur Dressing Co.,Inc. 177 Rochester Gas Electric Corp. 144 Rochester News Co., The .184 Rochester Novelty Works, Inc. . .166 Rogers I. G. A. Grocery .180 Rubadou’s Variety Store .184 Russer Market . . .173 Ryan Mclntee .173 S Sabey Co., Inc., Fred .186 Santay, Art F.187 Schaefer Bros.187 Schaefer Hartel .187 Scheuerman Sons, C. F.168 Schroth Market .187 Schulz Bros.187 Scrantom’s .154 Searvogle Art Rooms .162 Sibley, Lindsay Curr Co.148 Smith, Clarence W. .187 Smith Sash Door Co.186 Sommers, Louis J.186 Spalding Bros., A. G.172 Staub Son .179 Steefel-Connor Company .163 Sterrise J., Groceries.186 Stokes, Thomas J.177 Sunshine Oil Company .163 Sweeney Boland .160 T Thrift Shoe.187 Tice Gates .169 Town Talk Bakery, Inc.177 Trant’s .168 V Van Remoortere, Peter A.180 Variety Shop, The .176 W Waldert Optical Company .174 Wallace, H. B.187 Walker, E. J. 177 Warden Students Shop, The ...173 Wegman, Edw. 172 White Wire Works Co., The . . . .160 Williams, A. J. 173 Williams Potato Chips .172 Wilson, Walter H.162 Wurlitzer’s . 170 Wyner Service Station .172 Y Yawman Erbe Mfg. C ' o.148 Young’s .169 Z Zahrndt Son, Wm.163 Zweigle Brothers .188 one hundred ninety $ -2c gJutograpfj one hundred ninety-one SxSx x x$x one hundred ninety-two Ill Hi Mi Mm mk ■ ■ ■Mil

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