Aquinas Institute - Arete Yearbook (Rochester, NY)

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1 — The ARETE SENIOR ANNUAL ► i OF THE Aquinas Institute ROCHESTER, NEWYORK Vol. 21 June 1932 il PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS OF 1932 wl five six he years we ' ve spent witin these halls Were spent in answer to a dream Of one who had the blessed strength To carry out the noble scheme. cAs if it were an ancient play The dream was slowly given life And as the Hero, Virtue, did He conquered all opposing strife. c he way was hard he had to tread The trials far outnumbered one But with a strength that was of grace He labored till the work was done. Too him is owed undying thanks, A place of honor in each heart. And may the Qod who wrote the play Bless him for having played the part! MDZizizia seven eight Our Bishop aj His sire was a brave son of Kerry; His mother had Kerry blue eyes. Both were horn in that island that’s holy ’Neath the blue of the fair Kerry skies, Which makes him a son of old Erin. So our prayers to Saint Patrick arise That he’ll pray the dear Lord to bless him And keep Kerry blue in his eyes. Sure his duty’s the blest one of shepherding, Of keeping us close to his side. May the good Qod protect him and guide him And graces a’plenty provide! Ml is | V m ’[ I nine ten eleven twelve c o St- Patrick QLsf ' e) St. Patrick of Ireland, our labors finished, take This little temple budded thought by thought, From the far heights of your heaven consecrate With prayer and benediction those ivho wrought. St. Patrick of the Crosier, we have striven To make it worthy your accepting smile. Bless it and us who give, as you have given Ireland to your Father Qod this long, long while! less us, Apostle, as you daily bless That land where shamrocks nestle warm and true! And take our book; nor think we love you less, Because it seems so all unworthy you! St. Patrick of Ireland, of every race are we; But every race is your race, Captain of Qod! So take us and our dreams; and let us be Heart close to you as shamrocks to Irish sod. thirteen 1 0 3 % CLASS OFFICERS Treasurer Vice-President Secretary President John M. Odenbach Frederick G. Meyer Roman F. Hart Nicholas V. Iuppa THE ARETE BOARD fourteen MOlC K1 If IK vr i Raymond J. Arbor This husky chap spends his holidays with Diana hunting wild an¬ imals. He is an accom¬ plished linguist possess¬ ing a gift somewhat akin to the Pentecostal gift of the Apostles as he can even understand Plattdeutsch. Keep at it, Mark ! Russell C. Barone Good old Russ is a fine example of a hard and steady plugger, a careful student who is always sure to Stop, Look and Listen. A good friend. Russ has not an enemy anywhere. Roy T. Bedford Roy is given to both work and play. He is a good athlete and a splendid student. Best of all is that inherent quality by which he se¬ cures whatever he goes after. We are all with you, Roy, and when suc¬ cess is yours, we shall all join in the shouting. August W. Beikirch Augie is one of our radio bugs. His chief concern is the intraca- cies of this latest scien¬ tific development. He is a clever mathematician too—and what a voice he has ! Good-by, Augie. James O. Belden Here is our authority on art, literature and dramatics. In art he prefers Botticelli; in literature, the Brontes and in dramatics, Jim¬ mie Belden. More pow¬ er to you, Jimmie! We admire your taste. Robert H. Berl Bob is industrious, willing and eager. The weighty classics and the laws of science hold no terrors for him. His smile, his cheerful na¬ ture and his black wavy hair have made a last¬ ing impression on all his classmates. Up and at it, Bob ! John D. Blum John is the smaller half of the Blum twins but he has a goodly share of stick-to-itive- ness. He plans on being a dentist so we advise him to call on Ray to extract the molars. How about it, John ? Raymond T. Blum Don’t be awed by the great work of this lad in orchestral fields. We remember a time when he knew only two ban¬ jo solos. Ray has ex¬ panded since those days and his work in other fields shows that old German persistence. Keep climbing, Ray ! YVr7 ! m m 1 Q 31 7)W fifteen Albert J. Braun Despite his numerous social engagements and a tendency toward the peaceful delights of quiet rest, A1 contrives to escape the ax of scholastic justice. An¬ napolis will add to his host of loyal friends. Don’t give up the old ones for the new, Al. Edward J. Cirillo Ed is the big man of the Class, big of stature and big of heart. A-l in studies, interested in everything about Aqui¬ nas and expert in mu¬ sic, Ed has worked his way deep into the hearts of all his classmates. John W. Clark John’s popularity with his classmates is the result of his sincer¬ ity. Of a carefree dispo¬ sition, with a big sup¬ ply of spirit he draws us all his way by his tenacity of purpose. We count you as a good friend, John. Don’t for¬ get us when you settle down in Avon. James R. Collins Jim is not talkative but his smiles speak vol¬ umes. When far away from Aquinas halls, we shall recall this lad who by his smiling silence has endeared himself to every one of us. Good- by, Jim. Harold B. Coniff This lad has won the admiration of the whole Senior Class by his high regard for the feelings of others. His is a gen¬ erous and sympathetic heart and it has put him in the top place in our esteem. Joseph J. Connelly Joe is one of the three- letter men of Aquinas. Success leaves him un¬ sophisticated and a reg¬ ular fellow. In the class¬ room he carries on a campaign of thrill-giv¬ ing with his powerful voice and his speeches, which are masterpieces. Success attend you, Joe ! Joseph J. Creek Creek is the chap whose quiet, unassum¬ ing way would have ob¬ scured him were it not for his talent and wit. Be it success or failure, Joe keeps smiling and we know that this fore¬ tells success. John J. Curran For four years. John has held a reputation as an English scholar. Even Father Morgan depends upon John’s support when he pro¬ poses a mature and profound consideration in his class. Don’t take it too seriously, Johnie, life is too short. g ixtccn Genaro W.DellaPorta Although Father Dwyer tries to associate this lad with Rio de Ja¬ neiro, it is not Spanish but French and Italian in which he holds the torch of progress high. Rio has time for fun, too. Keep it up, Rio. Joseph R. Dembeck Happy-go-lucky Joe wears a perennial smile to mask his fast-work¬ ing brain used in devel¬ oping his marvelous ora¬ tions. We think Joe has a hidden desire to be a Senator and who knows but his ambition will one day be realized ? Remember your friends then, Joe. Frank J. Doherty The Aquinas orches¬ tra will be hard hit when Frank says good- by. For four years he has been one of Mr. Cummings’ old reliables. Your heart is in the right place, Frank. Kenneth J. Defendorf Quiet, dignified, stu¬ dious and a host of other adjectives belong to Ken until he parts with all of them each day in the class of a certain Professor of French. But the Pro¬ fessor, the class and Ken, too, get a kick out of it. You gave us a good time, Ken. John P. Donahue In Jack are combined high scholarship, ath¬ letic prowess and thes- pian ability. What more need we say? We are glad you joined our Class, Jack, as you have wedged yourself into all our hearts and what¬ ever comes your way, remember we claim you as our own. Joseph E. Downs Despite the difficulty and perplexity of studies. Judge keeps at them. His thought is di¬ rected along mathemat¬ ical and scientific lines. Aquinas can be proud of the product, Joe. Bernard Drexel It must be his deep mathematical mind that has secured for Bernard the post of treasurer in so many clubs. His char¬ ity and good humor have helped to make the meetings of the German Club very interesting. How will A1 get along without you, Bernie? Leo F. Dolan Leo is our energetic English Club President and the assistant editor of the Maroon and White. He is known in the Ver¬ gil class as Little As- canius and he is close to the heart of every Aquinas Senior. seventeen John B. Dunne John has smilingly made his way through his four years at Aqui¬ nas, disturbing no one and permitting no one to upset his calm and peaceful life. We are certain the members of the faculty wish there were more than one Dunne. His classmates do too. John L. Edelman The bar will gain a clever, witty and inter¬ esting member when Dutch wins his degree. His four years’ work at dramatics have placed another brilliant star in the gallery of Aquinas thespians. Cheerio, Dutch. John P. Englert John is one of those silent students, who is seen before he is heard. He is scholarly and pos¬ sesses a strong liking and a natural ability for mathematics. As scholar, mathematician and friend, John’s po¬ sition in the class of ’32 is undisputed. Frank J. Esse Frank wanted some¬ thing of which to be proud when he leaves Aquinas, and so he has applied himself dili¬ gently to mathematics. Engineering is calling him and his power of application assures his success. ' Arnold J. Fay Arnold plays the oboe, the saxophone and other reed instruments. His dignified bearing would seem a check to jazz but appearances are deceiving. Without Arnie, our orchestra would be a failure. Richard J. Fink Behold our only Vik¬ ing, big, broad, well- developed, topped off with nice light hair. His humor is as wide as his Wheatena-fed body and is as clear as the country air, he raves about. He is noted in Aquinas for his abun¬ dance of nick names but we call him Dick. Mark A. Finocchiaro Weighing close to 180 pounds, Mark is a hur¬ ricane on the gridiron. He smashes the line with killing force. Ever a joker, Mark keeps all around him in good spirits and he is as big of heart as of body. Wm. E. Fleckenstein Buss sports a little copper “5” on his fa¬ vorite blue sweater. We should like to know if it is an overdeveloped price tag but so far our curiosity has not been satisfied. In school Buss has proved a true and sincere friend to his classmates. gfgf 1 Q 3 X eighteen H Thomas J. Flood If the stand ruled, Tom would have been in every football game last fall. Tom is the tallest member of the Class and his place in the estimation of his classmates is second to none. Don’t forget your old friends at Aquinas, Tom. We all wish you success. Robert D. Fox Fox has a fine scho¬ lastic record. He is a basketball player of ability and an ardent supporter of intra-mur¬ al games. Bob is sure to make new friends but we know he will not forget those made in his Alma Mater. Joseph J. Fox Joe is the tall, lanky man of the Class, and as all tall men, he has a slow, comfortable slouch that is the envy of his classmates. He ambles to class and his wavy locks and cheery smile can be seen dis¬ appearing just before the four minutes are up. Notre Dame will get a prize in Joe. Elmer J. Frank To the deserving give glory. Elmer, the edi¬ tor-in-chief of this pub¬ lication, is an accom¬ plished mathematician and finished English student. He is sure to make a triumph of any¬ thing he attempts. Gerald J. Furino William D. Gasser Ralph M. Gaudio Jerry is a member of the cheerful class and believes in the old mot¬ to : W ork while you work and play while you play. Can a lad fail who is so wise ? Although he is quiet and unassuming, Bill’s popularity knows no limits. Somewhat of a banjo artist, a basket¬ ball player, and a par¬ taker of French a la Doyle, Bill has distin¬ guished himself as a true friend and a gen¬ tleman. Even the fac¬ ulty will miss Bill. We must add to our Don Quixote’s credit, that he has will-power enough to prevent his dreaming interfering with his studies . He is a quiet boy but he will never be forgotten by his classmates of ’32. Thomas J. Gilmartin Beneath a dignified air and an aristocratic lingo, Tom hides a heart of gold. Higher math may be the explanation of this sophisticated ex¬ terior. If in search of Tom, just locate Bob Fox. Tom will then be found within Bob ' s shadow. I nineteen Charles R. Hall This chubby senior never allows school du¬ ties to distrub his peace of mind. His favorite occupation is amusing his classmates and out¬ witting Robert Berl. In you we lose a good friend, Chuck. William B. Hanna For two years, Willie has kept such hardened profs as Mr. Hurley and Father Morgan on the jump. Manager of our basketball team, a devotee of the Cercle Foch and a member of the Saint Thomas’ Club is our little giant. Ride the rest of the world as we rode you “Willie”. Archibald D. Harris We present the edi¬ tor-in-chief of the Ma¬ roon and White. Archie has been valuable in all activities. Can we for¬ get his impersonation of a Frenchman in the Senior Play or his work for the 318 team ? Take only good copy, Archie. Roman F. Hart Here is the Class Sec¬ retary, Secretary-Treas¬ urer of the English Club and an athlete who has carried away with him more evidences of the fray than any other member of the Senior Class. Good-by, Romie ! Don’t let your duties rob you of a good time. Nicholas P. Girardi The trumpet calls and Nick has made it re¬ sound both in band and orchestra. He is Mr. Cummings’ finest trum¬ peter and one of which we are all proud. Not only a good student, but also a true friend, Nick is on the road to becom¬ ing a good musician and a fine scholar. Frank J. Gottry Frank’s personality and natural aptitude for acting have distin¬ guished him at Aqui¬ nas. He has been in¬ terested in everything pertaining to Aquinas and we are confident he will ever exemplify her training. Joseph D. Granata Were one to see Joe speeding along the streets of Rochester he might take him for a Chicago desperado ; but he is timid as a turtle dove. It will be a sad day for Aquinas when Joe’s coughing, puffing Ford rolls him into the big world outside. Richard A. Haitz In Dick, sunshine and humor reach their height. He reacts to everything having a color of wit. The school friends he has made will never forget his pleasant companionship. Farewell, Dick. twenty atz jgjggV William G. Hassett Introducing the dis¬ tinguished and inimita¬ ble William Hassett. That his graduation leaves a wide gap in the Aquinas Dramatic Club, who will deny? We depend on your young brother to re¬ place you. Bill, and we know he will do his best. Orville L. Heidt Heidt is our brilliant, blonde athlete who starred for the Maroon and White on gridiron and court. He is a scholar for whom ex¬ aminations hold no dread. You will have no trouble getting your C. P. A., Orv. Leo J. Hofschneider Tall and stately, Leo led the Aquinas Band up Main Street while the onlookers stared and even sighed. He is Bill Hanna’s sparring partner and we often wonder if he could not take on some one near¬ er his size. Success to you, Leo ! James E. Hughes Jim was a member of the cafeteria staff dur¬ ing the greater part of his time at Aquinas. Here as elsewhere he was ever a gentleman and quite at ease look¬ ing after the comforts of other people. fm Nicholas Y. Iuppa Nick is our Class President and how proud we are to tell it! He avoids the limelight but when he does make an appearance we all sit at attention. The best we can wish be yours, Nick ! Joseph L. Izzo Apparently normal in every other respect, Joe exhibits a deep and con¬ sistent attention in class. We entertain not the slightest fear of his future, however, as his is a sterling character fit to cope with even the aforementioned ab¬ normality. Raymond E. Kauffman Ray believes in being optimistic and he works hard to bring about the things for which he is hoping. He expects to be practical and study agriculture at the free school out on the Buf¬ falo Road. George J. Knapp, Jr. George makes life worth living for all around him. His sunny disposition pierces the barricade of gloom while his attention and alertness distinguish him in the classroom and on the court. He and Howard Williams plan to be associate teachers some day. 3 twenty-one Francis E. Knitter Frank is a man who thinks ; in fact he con¬ centrates. This tends to disquiet his teachers who are not accustomed to such habits among their pupils. His elo¬ quence is a boon to the English Club and his sunny disposition will be a benediction wher¬ ever he goes. James Leary A soft spoken man may be a lion at heart. This is true of Mike whose plunging on the gridiron is hardly com¬ parable to his soft southern voice. Mike is also a good basket¬ ball and an unbeatable tennis player. May his friendship ever prove as powerful as his ag¬ gressiveness ! Vincent E. LeFrois Vin is our youngest member. He is a clever student and an all- around athlete. Seldom does one meet such a lad and we rejoice in our good fortune in counting him as one of our own. Daniel Lehan Dan has a flair for oratorical language and his history floor talks sound like the Philippics or one of Webster’s sal¬ lies. Keep it up, Dan. What this country needs is plenty of good ora¬ tors. Harry R. Lighthouse By his systematic and apparently intentional forgetting of book re¬ ports Harry keeps his history instructor con¬ tinually disturbed. Long- range snowball throw¬ ing and study dodging are his achievements. Farewell, Harry! Edward J. Mahaney Ed is the boy who has a smile for every¬ one. He is noted for his stern orations,his schol¬ arly Virgil, and his na¬ tionality, which he can uphold as well as any of his countrymen. We predict a great future for Ed. There is noth¬ ing too good for the Irish. Chester J. Maliborski Chet is our basketball guard who amuses the spectators by his clever tactics. We never knew how studious he is un¬ til we found him listed in the first scholastic quartile. Congratula¬ tions, Chet! Joseph C. Mannella A boy with heart of gold ! This can be said of Joe with no appre¬ hension of its truth’s be¬ ing challenged. He is a modest student, a good sport, and the joy of all his teachers for his pre¬ paredness. What more need be said? Watch this young man climb! ZSZQLMDZl twenty-two Stephen M. Manning Old man gloom is his rival and Steve takes a pleasure in downing him. About every imag¬ inable joke has been played on him but Steve usually reverses the charges because of the spirit of fun in which he takes his class¬ mates’ pranks. So long, Steve. Paul W. Marchese Paul or P. V. M. as he is known is our poet, artist and incidentally, President of the preface club. Our poet hopes to shine on the gridiron and we know he’ll carry the ball over every time. Hugh R. Marks Ho, for the sports¬ man ! Be it basketball, baseball or football, one can always find Hughie a star among stars. No¬ tre Dame’s going to get a fine halfback and guard to help carry on her traditions even as he has carried high the name of Aquinas. Armand A. Maurer This is Fred Meyer’s partner, our silent man from Irondequoit who keeps hammering at his work with a vengeance all day long. His tech¬ nical ability is known to few and these favored friends promise big things for our Armand. Justin A. Mayer William H. Maxwell George J. McDermott John C. McGrath m Here is one of Gas¬ ser’s rivals in exempli¬ fying what the well dressed man should wear. Justin has fig¬ ured in basketball but above all in hockey and he has emerged success¬ fully. May success be yours always, Justin ! Bill’s cartoons have furnished us with re¬ creation for our four years. Whether in the classroom or in the company of his close friends. Bill displays that quiet firm charac¬ ter which has endeared him to his classmates. Our best wishes. Bill! Keep on drawing funny ones. BtlO George is hailed in social activities as the life of the party. For his partner in mirth production he has se¬ lected Joe Volpe and if you have the pair of them around you are sure of a good time. John has achieved three successes at Aqui¬ nas. He has increased his avoirdupois ; he has conquered the cross¬ word puzzle and, to the chagrin of his class¬ mates, he took a six months’ vacation last year. Out with the se¬ cret, John. We might try it in our college course. twenty-three ij§sl n !J James Y. McKeon Jim just looks on and smiles. He stars in ten¬ nis, football and basket¬ ball and in his free time he is Ade Hanna’s self-appointed rival. We are sure of Jim’s starr¬ ing in life as he has starred in school ath¬ letics. How can he do otherwise with such a beginning ? Erwin S. Meyers This wavy haired Senior upholds the tra¬ dition of the Emerald Isle by his green ties. Lunch periods reveal Erwie’s ability to tell stories, while in the French class he shines as a Parisian. Bon voy¬ age, Erwie 1 George J. Nally This is our short, stocky quarterback and basketball tosser of wide renown. George does not let his play inter¬ fere with his studies and as a result he is a favorite both with fac¬ ulty and student body. We shall miss you, George. Which is the lucky college ? Edward M. Naylon Poor Red had the rep¬ utation around school of being a crooner and it took a whole year for him to live it down. He does not croon at all, but how he can sing! Hide, you Vallees and Columbos; Red’s com¬ ing ! John W. Norton John is a versatile musician, playing the trombone in the band and the cello in the or¬ chestra. However, mu¬ sic is not his only forte as he is a fine student and extremely popular both in and out of Aqui¬ nas. It will not take long for Notre Dame to discover our John. Thomas J. Meagher Tommy’s personality and activity have made him an indispensable factor in the develop¬ ment of our class his¬ tory. Tommy aspires to law and expects Notre Dame to shape him for his chosen vocation. Bernard J. Messmer We understand that Bernie’s adventures have resulted in many narrow escapes. Per¬ haps this explains why Bernie is the author of so many tall stories. His adventure into the scho¬ lastic field has resulted successfully. We value your friendship, Bernie, as we have enjoyed your company. Frederick G. Meyer Fred is our prize find of the year being a combination of musi¬ cian, poet, scholar and leader. His is a jovial nature which draws friends to him and his sterling worth makes his friendship lasting. John G. Nunn Jack has musical abil¬ ity and genius, being not only a clarinet and sax¬ ophone player but hav¬ ing the reputation of being a crooner. How¬ ever, we fear that his daily battles with Steve Manning may put a permanent crimp into his ambition of becom¬ ing another Mr. Dow¬ ney. We hope not. Edward J. Nyhan Ed’s smile and his genial personality have won him many friends at Aquinas and his masterful handling of the sticks has gained for him a reputation of note among those who are inclined to the dance. Say it with mu¬ sic, Ed. John M. Odenbach Ode is our class treas¬ urer and a class treas¬ urer that has really kept books. John has to his credit that of being the only senior with a sun tan all the year around. A summer spent at Conesus and a Christmas at Miami are responsible for that. May your circle of friends never lessen, Ode! William E. O’Leary Bill is a cheer lead¬ er with voice and orig¬ inality. His decided popularity at all the games was quite mark¬ ed. His wit and pep liv¬ ened many an other¬ wise dull class for us. Good-by, Bill. John P. O’Meara If there is one thing Jack really enjoys it is a good argument. His sallies in the English Club meetings are sec¬ ond only to Knitter’s. We hope to address Senator O’Meara in years to come. Daniel W. Ostrye We offer a prize to anyone at Aquinas who has ever discovered Dan out of order. He is the sort of student who is the joy of every teach¬ er’s heart. You are a joy to your classmates, too, Dan. Ask Bedford. We know he will agree with us. Edward C. Pappert Ed is a hero. Poor Virgil is still limping as a result of his many struggles with Eddie. Look around Aquinas and you will behold the countless victims of Ed’s football skill and his eloquent debating powers. Thomas J. Pearson Tom hails from Greece each day brimming over with school spirit. He seems to have made a resolve to get the most of his four years at Aquinas and, while so doing, do his best to advertise his Alma Ma¬ ter. Success attend you, Tom ! 32)glZ|gllZ3a twenty-jive Michael Pellino Meet the man who has been trying to reach high C in his locker room aerias for several years. He has success¬ fully combined studies with athletics during his stay with us. The will to win is one of his greatest assets and will carry him far in life. You may reach that high C yet, Mike. Joseph Polley Oh for the life of a scientist! Joe shines not only in science but in his other work. He is an ideal student, with a vo¬ cabulary of the biggest of Webster’s words. Joe is sure to be recognized for his coming achieve¬ ments. Eugene P. Petrossi Gene believes that worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due. He nourishes the ambition of becoming an engineer and we ex¬ pect to hear of the Pe- trossi-Pulcino firm be¬ fore many years have » passed. Felix R. Pudetti Pudetti is one of the best sports, one of the jolliest entertainers and one of the most con¬ genial of classmates. He is not what might be termed impressionable and this explains many a harrowing experience with certain members of the Faculty. We’ll miss Pudetti. Frank J. Phillipone Frank is our sonny boy from the sunny land whose humor and smile are spontaneous. If we could only imitate them ! His novel theory is that prosperity is just around the corner but scowls and frowns are scaring it away. He is surely helping Mr. Hoover. Michael E. Pulcino If you want to meet a Senior who gets a real kick out of math, meet Mike. He has careered through four years of it with never a dull hour. Deep thinkers like Mike are few and far be¬ tween. The world needs more like him. Orlando J. Pisaturo Mr. Hurley has al¬ ready conferred the B. A. degree on this fa¬ mous Latin student but Orlando intends to go right after his Ph. D. The heights of Olympus is the destination of our Professor Pisaturo. Charles R. Quade Stand by for the true cosmopolitan. As secre¬ tary of the English Club and as an actor, Charles has contributed gener¬ ously to the activities of his school. Aquinas feels a certain pride in sending you from her portals, Charles. Re¬ member your Alma Mater. 1 ( F u r, n twenty-six Richard M. Quinn Somebody once said, “A horse ! A horse ! My kingdom for a horse!” We might well imagine Dick’s declaring in like manner, “A stam p ! A stamp ! My kingdom for a stamp ; a debate; a word to rhyme with orange; or a good his¬ tory book !” A splendid student and humorist, he is a strong pillar of the Senior Class. Yale, Dick. Thaddeus S. Radzinski Rad is one of those quiet little members of the Senior Class who believes in letting oth¬ ers find his virtues. He never exploits himself and when he has to speak his words are precise and well-chosen. Blow your own horn, Rad ! Joseph E. Rich Meet our African minded senior inclined to the ivory and the pedals. Joe’s ability to bring the very soul out of a piano in classical and modern composi¬ tions is only too well known. Joe was a two- minute man in the In¬ tra-Mural league. Best wishes for after life, Joe. Eugene F. Roncinske Gene possesses an op¬ timistic outlook on life. This coupled with his good nature and natural wit makes him a great friend and a good sport. He intends to help hu¬ manity as a pharmacist. We shall all be your customers. Gene. Norbert J. Ruf We have here an au¬ thority on music and certain types of liter¬ ature. Only new detec¬ tive stories attract Norb as he read all the older ones in his freshman year. Write one your¬ self, Norb, and we’ll all read it for auld lang syne. Raymond G. Ruff Ray’s failing lies in his ability to propagate good cheer no matter where he is. A splendid tale relater, a peerless sportsman and athlete, a writer extraordinaire, Ray’s genius is abound¬ ing. To the victor be¬ long the spoils and Ray deserves all he’s sure to Max O. Russer Hit that line —- that’s Max’s motto and he has been following it for four years. In the class room or on the grid Max is a good sport. He is always ready to play the game to the best of his ability. Keep on. Max. we’re betting on you 1 Anthony J. Saeli Anthony is the one member of the math class who can ask more questions than any oth¬ er ten normal members. Tic-tac-too and ping- pong are his favorite pastimes. The junior member of the Swal- bach-Saeli Corporation is always hailed wher¬ ever his classmates are. loa dp’iez twenty-seven Jssss ZX2 Matthew C. Sajecki Mitz would like to be known as a big, silent, seclusive individual but his hankering for argu¬ ments defeats his pur¬ pose. You will always see him rambling about the corridors with Pul- cino discussing math or exercising nis debating powers. Win or die, Mitz 1 Neal B Shaw Neal is one of the most versatile men at Aquinas. Football and Basketball hold no fears for him and the same may be said of his studies. Neal must be an optimist as he sel¬ dom lacks a cheery smile. A smile is a great asset in life, Neal. Norman F. Schmidt Norm is another of our blonde athletes. He takes studies seriously, too, and the result is that Norm is an all around developed young man. “Whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well” ; is it not. Norm ? William P. Shannon Pat is our little ath¬ lete. After playing on the big team for two years he became a side of that famous team— the Pentagons. Besides his basketball ability Pat is a member of the golf team and he is really fine. Good-bye. Pat! James W. Shatzel It has taken four years for Jim’s ram¬ part of reserve to wear away but his modesty has strengthened our admiration for the lad. We know you will put the hardware business on a new foundation, Jim. James E. Shay As a member of the English Club, Jimmie calmly and conscien¬ tiously delves into the labyrinth of modern drama and answers the poetic urge by writing profound verse. Keep writing, Jimmie. John E. Slattery Jack is the boy who keeps things moving. Whether it is a scholas¬ tic, athletic or club af¬ fair he is right there with a wholehearted support. We shall miss our energetic student and loyal friend. John J. Sonberg John has starred in football and studies this year. We might say he has starred in popular¬ ity with his classmates, too. Tennis is his forte and he gives promise of threatening Tilden’s laurels. Let us hear from you when it hap¬ pens, Johnny. twenty-eight [Nv Bernard J. Spillman Bernie’s lean form offers little wind resis¬ tance so we are at a loss to account for his slow movement. In class he hides behind a mask of sleepiness but his re¬ sults prove this to be just a mask. Good luck, Bernie, and may your life be as full of joy as your acquaintance has made ours. Homer C. Sterling Homer is never rushed or fussed. His trite com¬ ments and humorous exclamations are almost the equal of his basket¬ ball ability. His true comradeship has earned him the friendship of us all. Adam J. Stupkiewicz Stupe is a concrete example of the suprem¬ acy of matter over mind. He is a great lover of basketball and almost any morning you may hear him and Flood arguing about the scores. Good luck, Stupe. Cornelius D. Sullivan Quiet and unassum¬ ing, clever but never boastful is our Neil. He is a good athlete and we are confident that June will find him high on the list of honor students. Keep up the good work, Neil. k- George W. Swalbach What is that saying about “O n e small head ?” But George is not small as those who saw “In The Next R o o m” will attest. Leave us your capacity for knowledge absorp¬ tion, George. Francis B. Sullivan Frank went out for the football team and as a reward he collected the absentee slips for the year. His stride bodes evil to anyone who gets into his way and Albion will bear us out in this claim, we are sure. George T. Sullivan George graces one of the front seats in the history class. He is never found unpre¬ pared, either. Quiet on the surface, once his shell of reserve is pierced he proves a true and interesting pal. Lucky is the lad who calls George, friend, and all the Seniors call him just that. Paul P. Szczepanski A tall, broad-should¬ ered he-man with blond hair, and a broad smile, that’s Paul. Paul’s tap- dancing is the admira¬ tion of all Aquinas students. He has set the medical profession as his goal and we know Paul will get there. twenty-mne Thomas E. Taney Anyone who ever watched Tom on his way to class after lunch period knows he likes action and plenty of it. If he works as strenu¬ ously as he plays his future should be a great success and we who know him best feel sure that he will make a big noise in the business world. Dennis J. Tanis You can always find our rather quiet Denny somewhere between a yawn and a broad grin. Did he make the op¬ position worry last fall! What an end! Denny aspires to be a physical director and from his early athletic achieve¬ ments we are assured of his success. Hugh D. Tate What will Aquinas do without Hugh, clever impersonator of fem¬ inine roles, genuine English butler, poet, mathematician and cul¬ tured Christian gentle¬ man ? Our loss is To¬ ronto’s gain but we are all glad to have known Hugh. Ralph J. Testa Ray is as small as a freshman yet he dis¬ cusses with the utmost ease and clearness sub¬ jects like the Aeneid. Ray is not easily trou¬ bled, knowing howto get the other fellows do the work while he supplies the brains. We look to Rayas a coming author. As genial and cheer¬ ful on the links as he is in class, Gene has proved himself a valu¬ able champion. He goes to Holy Cross next fall and we are sure he’ll make as good a name there as he did here. Frank is a fine chap, one who is welcome wherever he goes. He has the splendid spirit of cooperation which has been handed down by the Apostolic Band and when the Senior Class would do any¬ thing, Frank would too. Farewell, Frank. We wonder if it was bashfulness which made Bob so violently oppose Father Morgan’s oral expression experiments. Bob is undecided as to his future career but whatever he attempts will not be in vain. Jim is our big foot¬ ball player and all¬ round athlete. As Pres¬ ident of the Science Club, we could have no better since he is deep¬ ly interested in things scientific. It is Jim who claims that all great men are weak minded. Now we must decide: Is Jim a great man ? 3B(TOaDFH thirty George F. Vick Georgie is little but what a man ? When he is not blowing in some jazz orchestra he is out on the floor prancing to the noise of one. In school he is serious and clicks his subjects reg¬ ularly. It must be great to be so gifted ! How does it feel, Georgie? Chester F. Vogt Chet is a quiet, cheer¬ ful Senior until the band begins to play. Then hear 1 He is the solo cornetist and he can blow notes! His loss will be felt deeply in our orchestral un¬ dertakings. Joseph D. Volpe His bass voice was a big asset to Joe in the role of detective in the Senior Play. An earn¬ est student and a firm supporters of athletics, Joe still finds time to direct the activities of the Dramatic Club of which he is the es¬ teemed President. Stanley J. Wajda Having been called almost anything by his teachers, even by Fath¬ er Mallon, we know Stan will not mind our nicknaming him “Wa- wa.” Now, that the de¬ pression is on, will you teach us to ride a bi¬ cycle, Stan ? Leon T. Ward Lee’s good nature has made him a host of friends and we hope he will always be as hap¬ py and carefree as in the years which we have spent with him. The best we can wish you, Lee! Joseph A. Weber Joe would certainly win the medal for the model boy at Aquinas. A sane and wise philos¬ opher, a quiet and mod¬ est gentleman, Joe is one of the school’s in¬ tellectual luminaries. What more can be de¬ sired in any student? We are all proud of you, Joe. J 19 Alfred J. Weichbrodt Whitey is a quiet lad with a strong determi¬ nation to become an expert in the use of the German tongue. He plans to go to Notre Dame w here we are sure his sterling worth will be valued. Arthur J. Weishaar Art is a prominent member of the German Club. He is a history student of great prom¬ ise though he claims he prefers sleep to recita¬ tion. Eating pretzels is Art’s favorite pastime. Auf Wiedersehen, Art! thirty-one .. V 1.1- Jack’s ability to make the solidified water hum in the good old days of real winter is well known. He is always ready to enter into any fun which comes his way. His unassuming manner and his smile have won him many friends and should win him many more. A newcomer to Aqui¬ nas last September,Wil- lers fell into our ranks as if he had spent the past three years with us. It is never too late to meet a good friend and the Class is one in claiming hirr a friend. Howeard C. Williams Here we have a steady scholar and a popular member of our class. Loyalty is a priceless virtue in high school and Howie has contrib¬ uted his share of it by whole heartedly sup¬ porting Aquinas activ¬ ities and helping to make them a success. George S. Wood George is a member of the trio — Wood, Knapp and Williams. His kindliness has made him a valued pal and his steadying influences will be missed by his Alma Mater. Farewell, George ! our best wishes go with you. Sima jllater There’s a spot in my heart that no college may own; There’s a seed in my soul that affection has sown; There’s a love in my breast that has grown with the years, The triumph of trials, fond mem’ry endears. Sure, I love your dear teaching that guided me on, Ever tender and gentle, e’en more so now gone; I kneel to your Spirit so tender in care; 0, God bless you and keep you, Alma Mater. Every trial and care in those four years so dear, You so lightened they passed without even a tear; Like the light of a star, a sure guide in the night, Your Spirit has led me and guided me right. Sure, I love your dear teaching that guided me on, Ever tender and gentle, e’en more so now gone; I kneel to your Spirit so tender in care; 0 God bless you and keep you, Alma Mater. Armand Maurer thirty-two salbation, toe bested) tEhp clemcncp, through the intcr= cession of iHlarp, eber Jtrgtn, anti all Ehp saints, that our classmates totjo habe passeb out of this toorlb map enjop eternal happiness. Consolation For though the dead depart And on this earth are seen no more, Why should we weep? Will we not meet again at Heaven ' s door? And will not life go on and on When time has long since past? we, with fellow man with God at last? ore for those who’ve gone. y soul be sad. ve thyself to joy y heart,—be glad. 5t you truly know is free from pain. ! gone to their last home it died to regain. Hugh Tate thirty-three 3Tfje is rt)ool Wt Heft pejnnb Us As our Commencement day draws nigh Our thoughts are tinged with sadness, Regretfully we heave a sigh For our high school life of gladness. Whatever the future has in store, Wherever it may find us, Our thoughts will wander back once more To the school we left behind us. W. George Swalbach s e e jHp (Elasisi utg It is just a band of gold; But it connects me with memories, Worth more than all the gold under heaven. I see that first, bright September morn, My initiation, our pep assemblies, the jug; I see a basketball game, a baseball game, A gridiron under a dull November sky- I hear our orchestra in an overture, Our actors playing to an excited house. I smell our “caf” and the odor of cooking things. I sense Him in our chapel and humbly pray. I see three more glad September morns, Fraternity dances and gliding couples, Laughing boys and pretty girls; Then study successes, school successes, Victory! And farther down the page, defeat. Winters, summers and blooming springs Merge into golden autumns. The joy of life is a vast sea, Sparsely sprinkled with the salt of sorrow. Again I hear the shouts of conquerors Uptown after a C. B. A. victory; Again I see my pals, my friends, Roaming campus-wide on Mission Day. Once more I exult in my vacations, Once more I ponder on our Conferences. And so, this ring carries me on, Heavenward, homeward, like a great Cinema of a thousand reels, through deeds of long ago. But it is just a band of gold. Frederick G. Meyer v 3’U Cunt Co C )t tte Cfjat gou Caught Jfle Co Hobe Oh, dear Alma Mater, I want you to know That I ' ll tread the paths that you taught me to go, And if in the future I stumble or fall Your teachings and help to my mind I’ll recall. For now I face life with its trouble and care And burdens you never allowed me to share, There is One that will help me and willingly, too Whose great love and kindness were taught me by you. Hugh Tate » e s Through many years that I shall rove Away from friendships past, Fond memories of my former days, Will to this heart cling fast. So like a road-worn vagabond, In memories I will roam, Back to the isle of happy days, Aquinas, my fair home. Archie Harris $ $ e parting CfjougljtS Dear Aquinas, best school we’ve ever known, Wherein our last four years have sweetly flown, How often have I trod along thy floors, How often have I entered at thy doors. Why must I leave you so forlorn? Why can I not longer sojourn? But depart I must from all the kindness Rendered to me at dear Aquinas. Joseph Creek HB j Vi l pj 7 J m thirty-five He is most polite, refined and correct, And for him is our highest respect. But he plays one sport Of a strenuous sort And in his serving there is no defect. He check up on the work of the boys, And how he calms confusion and noise! But when he picked up his scroll And said “We have one more roll,” Banished were all of our joys. He snaps up a class like ’lectricity, All day long he teaches us history, How he remembers the dates, And gives us our rates Will remain to me always a mystery. He enters th e class with a dash, Snaps his fingers, we’re off like a flash, His Latin is good. If we don’t act as we should, We discover we’re just a bit rash. He gathers money to send far away To help the heathen in ancient Cathay. But right here in town He’s deserving a crown For giving us our “Mission Day.” His ideas are deep and profound; He thinks our brains very unsound. Subtlety in thought Is the lesson he taught But his reason we never have found. He is fond of science and invention And of keeping boys in detention. How the pins go rolling, When Father goes bowling, To beat him once, is my intention. He is short, but oh what a smile, He is grinning all of the while, Even while teaching the Frosh, This Algebra bosh. And he can wallop a golf-ball a mile. Frederick Meyer iiiijarazizi thirty-six Cfjaritp—$)ritf With sunken breast I walked the street My heart was sad and sore, Before me rose the misery deep That in my heart I bore. To me the whole world was as dead, No beauty could I see— The very charms that once I said Meant all the world to me. And then I saw a little cat That aid I once had given The memory came and took me back And raised me right to Heaven. There came a gust of joy Divine That took my misery And gave it to the winds on high And blew it out to sea. Once more the charms of earth returned And beauty I could see, For in my heart there glowing burned The joy of charity. $ $ $ With fairy tread I roamed the wood My heart was young and gay; The birds on high sang out their song I echoed back their lay. To me the whole world was alive ’Twas one great mass of bloom; The birds, the trees, the babbling brook Blotted out all gloom. And then I saw a blasted stump Stripped bare by wind and snow; And memory brought back bitterly A wrong of long ago. There came a blast of savage wrath That turned the spring to fall; That turned the blue to gloomy grey To curse, the robins’ call. The beauty of the day was gone Returned, the fear of fate; For in my heart the evil one Had ’roused the flame of hate. Armand Maurer—Frederick Meyer 1 Q 32)FlZmZgZ3! thirty-seven r K ji T Jtlinbsi ®urn ®o Srelanb HIS YEAR, with the holding of the Eucharistic Con¬ gress in Dublin, the Catholic world will make, with an air of unusual triumph, its act of public adoration and universal acceptance of the cardinal doctrine of Faith. It will be the high festival of modern Chris¬ tendom ; for it will mean the bringing together for solemn commemoration the work of three great moral forces, the like of which the Christian world has never before been called upon to honor in one cele¬ bration. These three great forces are easily discernible in our first glance at the barest details of the Eucharistic Congress; the reason for the assembly, the time, and the place—the public ven¬ eration of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, upon the fifteen hun¬ dredth anniversary of the coming of Patrick to holy Erin, that Isle of Saints and Scholars. Well may all of us who are of Irish extraction, look to the rock whence we are hewn and point with justifiable pride to the part that Ireland has played in the spread of Christianity. It was the providential destiny of this oldest among the Christian nations, to become, through her saints and missionaries, her schools and schol¬ ars, a main means of re-establishing the faith among the pagan and new countries so thorough had been the evangelical labors of Patrick and his followers. Their sowing is now achieving its ap¬ propriate harvest. Ireland has never lost her missionary role. It has been by far the greatest single element in furthering and sus¬ taining Christianity. By the length of its duration, by the scope of its activity, and by the high character of its morale in the face of the most bitter opposition, it stands forth in unrivalled splendor as the most successful, most spirited, most enduring example of mil¬ itant loyalty to the cause of Christ. For fifteen hundred years Ireland has sent forth her children in an unceasing stream to spread the Word of Him crucified; from the olden days when her monks converted the barbarian and built the foundation of modern civilization upon the ruin of the Roman Empire, until today when her sons grace the bishoprics and mon¬ asteries, and her daughters fill the convents and schools of the six continents, her ever-spreading work has gone on. Naturally several questions come to our mind: What spirit has supported this splendid portrayal of the Divine command, “Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations.” What has so sustained the fever heat of Irish enthusiasm through fifteen hundred years that even I thirty-eight the gruesome centuries of bloody persecution could not diminish that zeal to spread their heritage of Faith? There must be some cause, some source of strength, some hidden fountain of vitality to thus inspire a persecuted people to such altruistic activity even in the face of mighty, opposing forces that were apparently more than sufficient to overcome or annihilate them. And the answer is obvi¬ ously simple: it is because Patrick gave the truths of Christianity to a race that was and is organically incapable of placing a material good above a spiritual or moral value. It is this spirituality that has made Ireland unconquerable in her nationality; it is this that has made her wholly invulnerable and eternally triumphant in things concerning her faith. No other race has loved our Eucharistic Lord as the Iris h race; for Him no race has suffered more. It is only right, then, and symbolical of a great truth, that such a fitting culmination and climax as a Euchar¬ istic Congress to which will flock so many from the corners of the earth who owe their Faith, their very existence to the Irish and their descendants, should be held at the end of fifteen hundred years of practical and emulative Christianity in that vibrant, youthful land that Patrick loved so well—Ireland—strong and triumphant in the service of Christ, the King. Leo Dolan Beautiful Ruins of Boyle Abbey, Roscommon forty IZSZM2 Cfje Priest (Eearijer At Aquinas we have among our teachers a group of men whose lives are consecrated to the service of the Master. Each morning before beginning the labors of the classroom, as other Christs they stand at the altar and call down from heaven the God of Love with Whom they later become incorporated in Holy Communion. Strengthened and inspired by the Lord of heaven and earth, im¬ pregnated with the ideals of the Master Teacher, they leave the altar of sacrifice to assume their duties as instructors of the future leaders of Catholic Rochester. What a privilege is ours! How can our youthful minds half value the powerful influence which this group of educators is exercising upon us! Let us, as Seniors, pause to consider the invaluable privilege which is ours and let us make the most of the opportunity afforded us of coming into daily con¬ tact with this group of priest pedagogues who draw their in¬ spiration directly from the great First Teacher Who has chosen them as His earthly ambassadors! On May tenth, our Most Reverend Bishop assigned to the Pas¬ torate of Saint Patrick’s Church, Elmira, the Reverend William J. Brien, S. T. L., Ph. D., M. A. During his entire sixteen years of priesthood Father Brien has been instructor of Religion and Social Science at Aquinas. For several years he has been the Director of the Department of Social Science and for four years he acted as Director of Discipline. During these years Father Brien has en¬ deared himself to the students and Alumni of our school and while we rejoice with him in his new appointment we are sorry to part with one who has been to us an able teacher and a good friend. You leave a gap in the Aquinas Faculty, Father Brien, which it will be difficult to fill. We Seniors are glad to have had the privilege of your teaching especially in our last year. We can never forget your kind, firm manner in dealing with us and we shall always count it a distinction to name you as our instructor. God grant you many years in His service in Elmira! John L. Edelman forty-one opt)omore’5 oltloqup It always used to bother me The Russian Five Year Span But this has been replaced by The Aquinas Four Year Plan. P. V. M. $ $ £ Jilusing 0n jHotfjer’s Bap The spring has come to our valley now, The petals hang ’long the cherry’s bough, Fair, but not as fair as thou, My Mother. The earth in its wedding guise, Wears a crown of cloudless skies, Blue—they’re dim before thine eyes My Mother. The tinted rose of which poets speak, For which the lovers pine and seek, Is dead and faded when near thy cheek, My Mother. Thy locks that shame the falling snow Are yet ringlets that the breeze doth blow Long be the time ere you must go My Mother. Your breast still holds a passion’s heat, You slill can dance on fairy feet Your voice yet lingers soft and sweet My Mother. You have pierced my soul like Cupid’s dart I will hold you fast, we cannot part. Remember, you are my true sweetheart My Mother. And now I dedicate my lay To her, who loves our Mother’s Day, Mary, the Queen of flowery May Our Mother. Frederick Meyer Office of the Dean Niagara University College of Arts and Sciences Niagara Falls. New York April 27, 1932 Rev. Joseph 2. Grady, Principal, Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, New York Dear Father Grady: In checking over the records of our students recently, I came upon certain facts that I believe will Interest you greatly. I discovered that of the present students who have come to us from Aquinas High School, 5155 stand among the upper third of our enrollment, 40% in the middle third and only 9% in the lower third. I believe such a showing is very creditable and does great honor to Aquinas. Moreover, in looking over some of the old records, I find that the Aquinas students for some years past have maintained this same high standard. And not only do your students give evidence that they have been well trained mentally, but I cannot recall that one of them in the years that I have been observing them has been in any serious difficulties at Niagara on account of any breach of discipline. On the contrary, as a group they show a character-training that is outstanding, and character-training is, after all, the chief purpose of all education. I wish, therefore, to congratulate‘you, and to express the wish that Niagara will continue to receive many more students from Aquinas Institute. JLW:G Young Johnson Pope Prior Sewell Spencer Rochester Armstrong Massinger Cowley Davenant Gray uote! (JSuott! anb Eequote! Of je Complete jfflobern Poet! Why all this toil for triumph of ah hour? Life’s a short summer, man a flower. By turns we catch the fatal breath and die- The cradle and the tomb, alas! so nigh. To be is better than not to be, Though all man’s life may seem a tragedy. Custom does often reason overrule And throws a cruel sunshine on a fool. Soar not too high to fall, but stoop to rise; We masters grow of all that we despise. Think not ambition wise because ’tis brave; The path of glory leads but to Longfellow Tate the Grave! Your fate is but the common fate of all Who choose to read my poetry. That’s all. 1Q 3 forty-four jWultos! Utmost On December twelfth, 1931 was commemorated the centenary of the founding in Dublin, Ireland of the Order of Mercy by Mother McCauley. This date nearly coincides with the fifteenth centenary of the conversion of Erin by Saint Patrick. The account of the life and labors of Mother McCauley capti¬ vates the reader as do the stories of the Crusaders and the tales of knight errants. In her were embodied not alone the sanctity and heroic courage of the saint of God but also the sound principles of pedagogy and the clarity of perception so requisite in a true Chris¬ tian educator. The work for which the new order was established naturally attracted the attention of the American Bishops and shortly after the death of its revered Foundress the first group of Sisters of Mercy to embark for the United States began its labors in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. On June Ninth, 1857, the Sisters of Mercy entered upon their work in the Rochester Diocese. For seventy-five years the com¬ munity has labored zealously in the instruction of the children of the diocese and in the care of its sick. In September, 1921, two teachers of this organization joined the Faculty of our school. The number was gradually increased and now six of our instructors are members of the Order of Mercy. Four years ago Our Lady of Mercy High School for girls was opened in Blossom Road and last year a splendid new motherhouse adjoining the high school was completed. Too much cannot be said in commendation of the work done in the Diocese of Rochester and in our own Aquinas by this great teaching order. We congratulate its members on the occasion of its diamond jubilee of establishment among us and we pray God to visit it with an abundance of His Benedictions! Our Lady of Mercy High School and Convent forty-five irelanb, ®lje beautiful When the poet said that “Ireland is a little bit of heaven”, words failed him as they have failed thousands of others who have at¬ tempted by mere words or pictures to express and interpret the beauties of Ireland. All nations are proud of their natural charms but few can boast of such varied amount of matchless natural scenery as the Irish isle possesses. Fair pastoral landscapes, mountains, and lakes are empty pictures without that something that seasons and embellishes them. That “something” is the glamour of history and romance so inti¬ mate a part of Irish beauty- There is something else—the Irish peo¬ ple. Let the Greeks and Latins of antiquity, proud of their noble blood step aside and share their dias with the race of Erin, the time¬ less bearers of true nobility, true culture, and true religious faith. Invade with me the magic isle. As we approach, no sloping gentle coast stoops to meet us, but the bold, verdant cliff rears out of the mists, and as some chieftain of long ago, it proudly challenges our right to enter. We are not militant invaders, we are little chil¬ dren, eyes wide, hearts enraptured, eager to enter the enchanted fairyland. Dublin, where the old and new lie side by side, where classic gems of Irish architecture look placidly down on their more modern sisters, can but indicate the fascinating realm within. Killarney, with its myriads of lakes, silver mirrors in frames of velvet green, forms the realization of every Irishman’s dream of Paradise. Far to the north lies the Giant’s Causeway, the ruined Karnak of the West. The scientific explanation of this unique rock formation be¬ comes remote and our minds, swimming in ancient myths, are al¬ most ready to attribute its foundation to some faroff Celtic deity. The loughs and inlets on the Kenmare river near Glengariff are often compared to the great fjords of Norway, but how awful and how cold the Norse fjords seem to be placed side by side with the warm, pleasant, sheltering bays of Glengariff! For weeks we might easily pass our time in the region of Connemara, for there within the meager space of twelve square miles, may be found samples of the many and varied types of Irish rural beauty,—the land-locked mountain lakes, the bold headlands, the shelving beach, the surging ocean and the wide immensity of the moorlands. But simplicity is the essence of beauty, so let us penetrate to the very western edge of Ireland where we find a race of people, entirely untainted by the sophistication of the modern world, in the Aran Islands. Here we find Irish folk living on three rocky islands separated from the coast of Galway by a raging turbulant sea, dwelling in huts of their an¬ cestors, working at the meaner tasks of life. This is life, this is true beauty! The Angelus on some distant knoll has rung. The time of our departure is near. The music of the mountain glen grows faint; the soft rustle of the wind in a faroff fen slowly dies; the fish are deep in their haunts; the lake nestles into Nature’s bosom for its night repose and the lingering sun hides its luminous disk behind a castle tower. Flee! the elfs and gnomes have heard our step and the shades of Erin’s chiefs walk once more. Theirs is the beauty of the night, not ours. Let us go. Richard M- Quinn S S S 0m “KrtstfT JSarnes Names with a musical trill to the sound of them, Names with the rime of a rill to each one of them, Names with a strong and a forceful live punch to them, Sure, and they’re poetry. No? Then just see! Names with the sound of lands other than ours to them, Names with the call of afar, it’s more power to them! Names with the bloom of the blossoming flower to them, Ne’er wefll forget them—never a one. Pellino, Furino, Cirillo, Pulcino, Russer, Coniff, McKeon and Dunne, Doherty, Donahue, Leary, O’Meara, Sonberg and Slattery, Nyhan and Nunn; Radzinski, Roncinske, Pudetti, Petrossi, Saeli, LeFrois, Sajecki and Blum— Oh, but they’re part of us, Deep in the heart of us, FOR THEYR’E ALL IRISH; YES, EVERY ONE! Names with the fine old Italian swing to them, Names with the lilting Hibernian fling to them, Names with the spirit La Marseillaise brings to them, Sure and they’re beautiful to the last one. Names with the reek of crisp pretzels and ale to them, Names with the spirit of “do” and “ne’er fail” to them, Names with the melody of hill and dale to them, Ne’er we’ll forget them—never a one. Gilmartin, Connelly, Thaney and Tully, Weishaar and Swalbach, Iuppa and Dun ne, Sullivan, Nally, Hugh Marks and O’Leary, Odenbach, Edelman, Gottry and Nunn; Barone, Girardi, Meagher and Maurer, Mannella and Volpe, Szczepanski and Blum, Oh, but they’re part of us, Deep in the heart of us, AND THEY ARE IRISH TO THE LAST ONE! Armand Maurer tea forty-seven Mv (The Small Boy’s View) My daddy is a great big man. He can lick yours, I’ll bet. Yeah, go on if he got started, your pop would be runnin ' yet- My daddy’s got money in the bank and a big store up in town Sometimes I go there after school and ride the elevators up and down. My daddy was a soldier, too; you should see his great big gun. On parade days he gets all dressed up. Gee! do we have fun! My daddy can run, an’ swim, an’ play baseball and football too. Fact is he can do anything twice as good as your dad can do. (The Sophisticated Boy in his Teens) Dad is getting rather old; look how his mouth has drooped. He doesn’t box or wrestle anymore; his shoulders are a trifle stooped. I guess Dad’s brain is slipping back; he wanders now and then. You can’t expect him to keep up with all these younger men. Dad hasn’t got the same old pep, but I wish he wouldn’t care For I’m fifteen; in a couple of years—I can do my share. I know it is a sin to say it, but I have a sort of glee To think that out of our whole family, no one can lick me. (The Young Man as He Realizes) Dad, how can you ever do it? You really should behave. Why, at your age, if I can run like that, I ' ll forget there is a grave. Dad, will you ever stop contriving? Boy! that was a clever trick! When those young fellows see your game—will they be awful sick! Dad, let’s not play the last two holes; you’re too good again today; And besides, take any more of my money and you might as well keep my pay. What? Put on the gloves again tonight? 0 ! dad, please have a heart. My wife likes to see her husband once when he ain’t all apart. Frederick Meyer Cfnnquam One day I came to Class, without my work And then,-it was just Too bad! Hugh Tate 19 3 forty-eight 13 w. Mv Cat Now I’ve a pet, and more than that, The fiendish creature is a cat. There was a time not long ago When kitty was my friend, not foe, But that was when he was so small He could not trouble me at all. But since his growing bold and fat I never know just where I’m at- For as my kitty is a him The pesky thing’s a slave to whim. He sleeps all day, which is not right For then he roams the tiles at night. And with the others of his kin Proceeds to make an awful din, Which serenade I do not like Because it wakes me up at night. He waits till I’m asleep in bed And then starts yelling to be fed, And I, weak mortal that I be, Give way to this atrocity. Each night a firm resolve I make Each night that same resolve I break, To wit: I will not leave my sleep When he demands something to eat. Alas I love my kitty so I overlook my state of woe, And I eat crusts and stalest cake While kitty royally dines on steak. I have a pet, my pet’s a cat. Sufficient said, and that is that. $ $ Hugh Tate Remember your boyhood at dear old Aquinas, Remember the school scenes of your happy youth, Remember the joys and the larks and the trials Ere experience had taught you this unfailing truth : Little we think until fate shows her stern hand, The world holds some fame and some bitter for all; Little we think how just her decreeing In equally mixing the sweet with the gall. Archie Harris i TTKL Htterarp Htgfjts This world is one of strife and woe And I think authors made it so! The reason for this dreadful charge Is found in books they’ve set at large. If you’ve read Shakespeare you must know That awful punk called Romeo, Who with that creature Juliet Made up a pair that were all wet. If that is love, then love’s a sight And lovers are in sorry plight. I might risk life in war it’s true But that is when the draft is through. But drinking poison for a femme It just ain’t done by modern men. Of poets such as C. Patmore I’m glad there’s one and not a score. Then there’s guys like Thompson, too, Who simply bore me through and through. I marvel how such men as Clough Have ever dared to write such stuff. In some book by George Eliot I found the most inhuman rot. Immortalized is Mr. Pope For writing his satiric dope- There’s Hawthorne, Ruskin and Carlyle And plenty more, just wait awhile. But why say more, please let them be The merest mention tortures me. Authors! authors! weal and woe! I’d like to tell you where to go! But then you probably are there, I can but hope, and say a prayer. Hugh Tate 1 Q 3T)FEZ1 It is only natural that after four years of high school life cer¬ tain friendships have been formed which strike one’s attention. Here are a few of our graduating PAIRS— Jimmy Belden and Norbert Ruff Romie Hart and Johnny Odenbach Ed Pappert and Jack O’Meara Frank Doherty and Red Naylon Freddy Meyer and Armand Maurer Mike Leary and Red Nally Georgie Knapp and Howie Williams Joe Connelly and Hughie Marks Mike Pellino and Chet Maliborski Frank Gottry and John Edelman Frank Esse and A1 Braun Ray Blum and Ed Nyhan Jack Nunn and Steve Manning Tom Pearson and Ken Defendorf Frederick Meyer t $ $ %L bonnet 0n rabuatton When I consider how these years have flown These four short years of joy and sorrow Which from our Heaven we did borrow; And see my comrades, now to manhood grown Soon to be masters of their own, My soul stands still in silent prayer While I rejoice for yesterday and grimly moan, Because I fear what comes tomorrow. But why should I fear when God has been so good Will He not care more, if we grow better? Is He not the Pillar of fire, the Cloud in the West? All we need do is continue to battle as we should Remembering that our debts are never paid to Him, our eternal Debtor, ’Til He gathers us to His heart in quiet rest. Frederick Meyer fifty-one ISEZM KZ J, W.)t Council of Cpfjcsius: Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis, peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. N DECEMBER the eighth, nineteen hundred thirty- one, we celebrated the fifteen hundredth anniver¬ sary of the Council of Ephesus. It was fitting that this anniversary of the Council should have been celebrated at Aquinas because of the important Catholic doctrines which the Council defined, doc¬ trines which are important and sacred to every Catholic throughout the World. It might be interesting to note some of the major incidents leading up to the Council and some of those concerned with the Council. The heresy which the Council was called to condemn was that of Nestorius. He had denied three of the fundamental truths upon which rests the Catholic re¬ ligion. First, Nestorius had denied the Divinity of Jesus Christ as the son of the Blessed Virgin Mary; second, as a result of the first denial, he denied the Divine Maternity of Mary, the Mother of God. Third, he denied the Supremacy of the Pope, as the successor to Saint Peter. The Council of Ephesus was called by Pope Saint Celestine, to consider the case of Nestorius. It took a great while for the vari¬ ous bishops and envoys of the Pope to arrive at Ephesus, so the Council was not convened until June twenty-second, 431, although Nestorius had been denounced to the Pope and the Pope had deliv¬ ered his ultimatum to Nestorius as early as August eleventh, 430. ±Q 3 X) fifty-two iz z 2 Cmmiii Saint Cyril, the Patriarch of Alexandria and the one who had accused Nestorius of heresy to the Pope, presided at the Council which lasted from June twenty-second to July sixteenth. As a result of its sessions the Council and the Papal Envoys, speaking for the Pope, condemned each heretical doctrine of Nes¬ torius, and proclaimed that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God and that the Blessed Virgin Mary is really and truly the Mother of Jesus Christ, true God and true man. The Council also proclaimed the inherent authority of Peter which rests with each and every one of his successors. It is noteworthy that the students of Aquinas celebrated the fifteen hundredth anniversary of the Council of Ephesus which defined the Doctrine of her Divine Maternity, on the feast of her Immaculate Conception, the Feast set apart for rejoicing with Our Lady because from the first instant of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the Human Race, her soul was preserved free from all stain of original sin. (Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus.) It is also worthy of note that it was during the Great Council of Ephesus that the inspiration for the second part of the Hail Mary was born. At one time during the Council Sessions Saint Cyril rose from his seat and fervently cried out in thundering tones, Holy Mary, Mother of God! It is this invocation which falls lovingly and sincerely from the lips of every practical Catholic throughout the world, every day of the year. It is upon this prayer that we base all our reliance on the power and influence which Mary, the Mother of God and Our Mother, has with her Divine Son, Who is God. If we love our own mothers and take our material troubles to them, so much the more should we love the Mother of Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, who is also our Mother as we are all brothers of Jesus Christ. Thus we should present to Mary both our material and spiritual troubles, our petitions and intentions in the prayer which dates back fifteen hundred years to the great Council of Ephesus: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. $ $ j John Edelman Wwo jHoofcr O how I long for the day! The day with its sunshine and brightness, Its clamor and noise. The day with its bustle of people, its talk, and its throngs. 0 how I long for the night! The night with its stars and deep heavens, Its peace and its calm. The night with its winds’ soft music, its sleep and its solitude. Hugh Tate 10 3 fifty-three Cfje iflutStrel’S GTale Sons of Erin, lend your ears, While Irish bard and minstrel sings The glories, trials of former years Midst liberty and despot kings. Ere Grecian Homer harped his lyre And Latin tribes had founded Rome, Ancient folks with Partholan, their sire, Built on Erin’s shore their home. Proud chieftans sat on Tara’s knoll, And with burning eyes besought Altars laid with sacred mistletoe, Where Druid priests their omens wrought. When mitered Patrick stepped on shore, And on Tara’s royal summit stood, The eyes of Fate were black with gore, Ah, but who foresaw the good? Indeed blood ran and flooded all the land; Erin wept and prayed and suffered, While her sons lay in tyrant hand, And mothers’ eyes with tears were covered- Rise ye sons, rejoice ye mothers, For your glory now I see, And freedom from the yoke of others. Oh thank God—your Liberty! GTfje 3rigjf) reen From highest mountain seen There glows a hue of soothing light, Shining from Aurora’s height Behold the dazzling green! Old Erin folk once did say In myth and ancient lore, That great Sol and Celtic Thor Together made this verdant ray. That by almighty Jove’s decree, Morsels from the noon day sun Were let to play and run Mingling with the azure sea. The gods were wont to deem Ireland, the idol of their eyes, On her they placed the envied prize, The verdant hue—the Irish green. Richard M. Quinn Jflfestonarp Habors of tfje 3)nslj ace The great zeal which effected the conversion of Ireland by its glorious Apostle, Saint Patrick, was vigorously emulated by his converts. The fervor which the Irish race has always manifested in the spreading of their religion was, in the beginning, the cause of the conversion of the mainland of Europe. • Saint Bernard says, “From Ireland, as from an overflowing stream, crowds of holy men descended on foreign nations.” The simile is singularly apt as the overflow of Irish fervor formed the foundation of Western civilization as well as European Christianity. This conversion was begun by Saint Columkille who founded the Abbey of Iona in the Scottish Hebrides. This abbey became one of the great centers of European culture and from it monks went forth to convert the Piets, the Scots, and the natives of Northern Eng¬ land, a tremendous labor which was accomplished in the short space of thirty-four years. Not alone to the comparatively new countries of Scotland and Britain did the Irish missionaries go, but, from the very first they set out for such distant lands as Iceland and Italy. Each of the countless number of saints who went upon these expeditions usually took twelve monks with him in honor of the Twelve Apostles and not infrequently, whole nations were converted by these companies of thirteen. They touched on every part of Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Norway, Italy, and Iceland. Irish missionary saints are the patrons of many of the older European provinces and in many places they antedate the native saints. We are indebted to Ireland for spreading the highest culture all over the West. The Irish monks were powerful scholars and they established centers of learning from the Hebrides to Milan. Bobbio which long remained the light of northern Italy, Iona, Luxueil and others of these centers formed the cornerstone of western civiliza¬ tion- At this time Ireland had reached a peak of cultural develop¬ ment unequalled in other countries until centuries later. This is evidently demonstrated by a comparison of Irish art and literature of the seventh and eighth centuries with the art and literature of other European countries. This development would doubtless have continued and even forged ahead had it not been for the unfortunate internal wars and the later invasions and persecutions, conditions which are wont to stay all progress. When, thanks to the Irish saints, the now Christian countries of France and Spain began to send their priests to convert the New World and the heathen in the Old, Ireland could take no part in the conquest. Ireland would ever remain Catholic, but the monstrous measures used against her by a Henry and an Elizabeth prevented tzm 1 q 3 iimzmzmai ' t any such activity as was being witnessed in the free countries where the seed of Faith had so rapidly spread. It was not until the closing years of the eighteenth century that Irish missionaries resumed their labors. They were soon to be found in our own United States, in Australia, in India, in Africa, in Trin¬ idad and in the Philippines. According to the Reverend Joseph Mullen, one sixth of the mis¬ sionary brothers and one tenth of the women supplied by Christian countries for charitable work among the heathen come from Ire¬ land. With the one exception of Holland, Ireland has more mission¬ aries in proportion to her Catholic population than any other coun¬ try in the world. And so we see that Erin has not lost her zeal for the Propaga¬ tion of the Faith for which she so willingly bled throughout seven centuries. Her children of today are true descendants of the people who welcomed Saint Patrick. Their interest in guarding the Faith and in bringing others within the Fold is the greatest manifesta¬ tion of their love of Christ and of their undying loyalty to His doctrine. « $ James 0. Belden ®f)e Hanb Jfancp jTree I long for the land of the fairy tales Where I dwelt as a wee small boy. I long for the song of the nightingales In the Forest of Lasting Joy. I dream of the life of the heroes old Whose adventures in books I read. I think of myself as a pirate bold Or a knight on a charging steed. I know that’s the life of the ages past And no more a reality, But dreams are my steeds and they travel fast To that far land of Fancy Free. Hugh Tate $ $ ♦ 3 draper Jfor i£ orroto At times my spirit soars aloft From pain and sorrow free, My life becomes a joyful song A pagan melody. At times my soul is sore oppressed On life’s sad lonely way, ’Tis then I turn to Him I love And lift my arms to pray: O Lord, I do not want a life From pain and sorrow free, Lest I forget Thou art my God My life—Eternity. Hugh Tate 3 Ellina Jfflater, Grateful Hearts Pib pou jfaretoeU As our parting day draws near, and we turn back the pages of memory’s record, there lies before us an open book of joys and sor¬ rows, of foolish blunders and friendly corrections, an open book made up of the happiest pages of our young lives. Each page is a story in itself; a story of days crowded with new and guiding friend¬ ships. Four years ago, dear Alma Mater, when we entered your doors, we were like clay in the sculptor’s hand. Your principles of life and truth have necessarily molded our characters and shaped our lives, influencing us as Catholics, as citizens, as men. There is nothing final in our graduation. For many it is the passing from the formal education of the school room to the harder experimental knowledge of the world; while for others it is merely one of those necessary steps in the long ladder to higher learning. But no matter what the future holds for us, no matter what our task in life may be, we have every reason to believe that your teach¬ ing of the principles of Christ has so well prepared and fortified us that we shall handle our duties and problems in a manner which will be of the greatest benefit to ourselves and will reflect the honor and glory of you, our own Aquinas. From you we have learned that life and truth are one, that God is one, and that the means of salvation are one- You have shown us that the only place to find these truths is in the doctrines and exam¬ ple of Christ our Saviour and Teacher. For these and more, we are grateful especially in these days of great world unrest when the nations of the earth have sunk beneath the depths of paganism and every day new and false doctrines spring up and attract followers because they attribute the present economic unbalance to religion, in particular to the Catholic Religion. Your teachings have aided us to face the facts, weigh them in the balance and arrive at con¬ clusions which enable us to condemn the false and accept and praise the just. Your teaching has not only embraced those truths of Christ’s teachings but it has also incorporated with it a knowledge of those things which are for the advancement of culture and civil¬ ization. Each year you give to our country an army for its defense, for as Burke has said, “Education is the chief defense of nations.” Alma Mater, to you we owe a debt of gratitude which our humble tribute can never repay; a debt which only our undying loyalty to those correct principles of life and truth which we have received together with the salvation of others as well as ourselves, can worthily compensate. And now, Alma Mater, as we go from your doors into the world as products of your molds, we pledge that in our actions we shall always strive to be worthy of your teaching and example. For all these things and many more we are grateful, and although we bid you a fond farewell, your spirit will always remain with us, your teaching will serve as a beacon guiding us ever on and on to the heights of perfect manhood. Nicholas V. Iuppa lift Up the long, long trails, Down the long, long hills, Ever, ever going, Long as the Father wills. The top of the rise gives promise. The summit gives us hope. Then the valley shows us Another foe to cope. But as a long journey must end, And all hard labor cease; Remember that life belongs to Him; To us He gives a lease. O’er the next hill may be the gate, Leading out from life; In the next valley may run the Stream, Which blots out the pain and strife. Frederick G. Meyer (guest I came to Aquinas To win student fame And oh how I worked for My sophomore name! The next year was harder, I wasted more time But when it was over I passed—sixty-nine. My third year I studied. My fooling was o ' er. I succeeded in gaining The name of Senior. Then, oh how they worked me I lived in a coma, But came to in time for A high-school diploma. Dennis Tanis fifty-nine mzdig An Appreciation Our years thus far seem to have been a journey leading us to the great stadium of life. While progressing toward that goal, we have had the opportunities of fitting ourselves for its struggles. Ancient folks with Partholan, their sire, Aquinas is the landmark of our character development and intel¬ lectual training in preparation for life’s battles. There, the Master, in the person of our teachers and superiors has led us by the hand along the right way. Thus have our teachers become to us a noble mean—the golden mean of our success and their ardent zeal has inspired us with enthusiasm for advancement. But the separation on our part from those who have meant so much to our development is most reluctant. They have endeared themselves next only to our parents—to our dear parents for whom there is an overflow of gratitude in our hearts; whose manifold sac¬ rifices and loving parental sympathies we can only in a measure hope to repay. But knowing that our progress meant joy to their loving appreciative hearts we have labored to make and are glad to look upon those years as a success. We have been living in realms of gold—in corridors reverberat¬ ing the echo of a beautiful and spiritual interpretation of life. The aesthetic has been held up to us and ours has been the joy of spirit¬ ual and intellectual growth. While asking our considerate and patient teachers to condone everything which had the color of ju¬ venile shortcoming or momentary disloyalty, we pledge a staunch observance of His principles Who is “the Way, the Truth and the Light”, Whom we have so often been favored to see manifested in their kindnesses and constant untiring efforts for our welfare. $ Francis Knitter Spring Do you know when spring is here? Then stay while I tell thee right, Of that season of joy and cheer, That maketh the heart so glad and light. Of that time when star gazers Note the vernal line above, And giddy fools do prance about Uttering nonsense lines of love. Of that time when Nature altogether, Sings such secret lovely notes, As resound from sea and heather To rid them of their wintry cloak. Richard M. Quinn 10 3 i)5 zmzmz3§ sixty Remember )t Slug Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen dear, Please give me attentive ear, While I tell you about an institution Against our nature and constitution. In our first year, if we were bad And poked or slapped another lad We had to go when day was o’er To 201 on the second floor. And stay there working for an hour— (Bad as London’s famous tower). But our class by deportment nice, Melted our teachers’ hearts of ice; So they hid beneath a rug The Blankety-blankety darned old “jug” But remember, carpets by time are worn And I fear this one is slightly torn So if you’d get out on time at night Just keep on doing what’s good and right For four long years we’ve kept it thus Now it’s up to you—don’t cause a fuss. j « Frederick Meyer plank WAovXt it is i writing rapidly rapidly like students rushing to lunch writing to tell you strange facts about my last year in highschool facts about my senior year when i first came to school as a senior everything was queer yes darned queer but soon i learned yes learned to write excuses for absence learned to think fast when questioned about my missing work learned to write poetry, that was queer too, darned queer but i won’t give up why should i i’ll keep right on till something comes of it i wonder what here is an example of my recent work work i know you’ll like you always did like good poetry his teeth are white his clothes also are white even his shoes are made of white kid won’t someone please give him a black-eye ain’t it swell they call it blank worse or something. Hugh Tate 10 3 sixty-one EZ1S r irelanb, ®fje Hanb of faints anb ikfjolarg HERE is a land through which the romance of ten worlds has passed and left its mark. The pyramids of her ancient kings still guard the secrets of a thou¬ sand centuries gone. The names of her heroes who sleep so peacefully in her virgin fields still tremble on her patriots’ lips. Her gentle rivers in which has shone the glint of pikes by moonlight still murmur names forgotten by the bards. But, greatest of all, stancher than her monuments of stone, dearer and more lasting than the names of her champions, the wisdom of her scholars and the faith of her saints will dwell forever in the soul of Ireland- Near his church at Saul from which his great mission was be¬ gun, lies the body of Saint Patrick, Erin’s Staff of Faith. Drawn back, as if by the voice of Providence, to the land which once had held him in bondage, the mighty saint ceased not his patient teach¬ ing until the blackest corner of that pagan Isle shone with the new light of Truth. The influence of Christianity kindled a new fire in the veins of the Irish people. Monasteries were founded as also other great in¬ stitutions of learning; while Saint Brigid, the Mary of the Gael, built a convent at Kildare and soon convents sprung up in various parts of the country. The name of Saint Brigid still links itself in the hearts of the Irish people with her great works of kindness by which she won the love and respect of their forefathers. It was not many years before the scholars of Ireland were famed throughout the world for their remarkable skill and their depth of wisdom. Gaining in knowledge and in Faith, they spread to other regions and brought to these darker lands the breath of a new life and the bright light of a new found hope. Then, in the reign of High King Diarmaid, was born at Gartan in Donegal, Saint Columba, whose holy influence was almost to equal that of the great Patrick. So many were the schools and monas- taries which he founded, and so inexhaustible his literary works, that education thrived as much upon his genius as did religion. Nor was the field of his labor Ireland alone, for Scotland, as well as many other lands, was quick to prosper by the deeds of that holy and learned man. And so Christianity was born into Ireland and with it a new thirst for literature and truth. The pyramids of her ancients will perish as did the memory of their builders, but the Cross of Christ shall stand forever between the dim, false past and the new world, the new faith, the new Ireland, the Ireland against which neither the sword of tyranny nor the cloak of darkness can prevail. John Boylan sixty-three ®£)c Parting of tfje lilaps; “Men folloiv Duty, never overtake; Duty nor lifts her veil nor looks behind .” Fiercely hot was the sun that looked down upon the poet as he passed that shady grove. There was weariness in his body, there was the load of Life weighing down his heart. Who can blame him for stopping to rest? But as he watched the bee at work and saw the beautiful flower sway, his head drooped and he slept. He had a dream and in it he saw himself at the parting of the ways. There came to him an ugly damsel, Duty, who bade him follow. He hesi¬ tated, and, while he debated with himself, comely Pleasure offered to be his guide- He chose the sun and let the shadows go. Down the sloping path went the giddy pair. Swiftly they flew and swiftly gained the trail’s end. And, as the fleet hare dashes into the hungry hound’s open jaws, so too they rushed into Death’s entangling clutches. A saddened man it was that turned to face Life anew. Once again the poet found himself at the parting of the ways. Duty, still as forbidding as before, called. He followed, for he had seen the shallowness of Pleasure. Up and down they went over paths of misery and want where wasted riches lay untouched for lack of calloused hands. “This woman” thought he, “is even fouler than the other.” With this bitter thought in mind he approached the place where lay Death. What a surprise he received, not the grin¬ ning horror of before but as gentle as a soothing breeze! And what a surprise was his when he saw Duty unveiled! She was not the ugly maiden who led him through the path but a beautiful pearl which only God may wear. How vastly more fortunate than we are, was the poet! He was at the cross-roads only in a dream, but we are standing there in real life. Gone are our boyhood days; gone are those hours of joy. They have faded into memories and lie buried in the graveyard of the Past. Let us shed a tear over their grave for they were a priceless treasure; they were as glorious as a single beam of light through the lowering cloud. However, they are gone. Let us turn to face the present and the future. It is there that lies our whole destiny, it is there that lies our God. It is the future that holds everlasting peace or everlasting pain and it is the present that shapes the future. We are at the crossroads. That is undeniable. We must choose Duty or Pleasure. That is unavoidable. Why we should hesitate to choose Duty I cannot understand. Pleasure is a false, passing thing. It is a hypocrite, a coward that must hide its shame behind a glitter¬ ing veil. It is a cheat, a liar that keeps deceiving its followers with false promises of joy. It is a thief, a defrauder that steals a man’s SZ12 ' sixty-four nobility and clothes him in the garments of a fool. Even though we choose to follow Pleasure, where can it be found? Surely it is not in the wine cup. Only madness and a splitting headache linger there. Surely song does not contain it, for song too often echoes the mourner’s moan. Surely Pleasure is not to be found in dancing. The dancer and his aching limbs will swear to that. Where, then, is Pleasure? Man is so inconsistent he scoffs at the existence of ghosts even as he pursues a phantom leader. Let us speak no more of foolish Pleasure. It is of Duty that I wish to speak. Feeble words cannot portray Duty in its true beauty, but there is a place, a holy place where it may be seen. Go to the humblest House of God if you would see it. There, where candles throw a thousand different glows into the soft shades; where the very walls pay silent tribute to the King; where the storm-tossed traveler seeks solace and relief, there, in a humble little Room reigns our God. It is He Who blew the breath of Life into us, it is He Who made the sun, the stars, the trees, the flowers and all that is beautiful, and it is He Who bids us follow Duty. He loves us. Oh how heavy was the stone that blocked the way to Heaven! He saw it, and His loving heart was moved. His bound¬ less love for us spurred Him on to remove it, but before He could reach it, He had to stand before a crowd that spat upon and scourged Him and that drove an agonizing Crown into His head. He had to drag a huge Cross to the summit of a mountain. How that Cross tore His flesh! How it defied His attempts to bear it! How roughly it flung Him to the sharp stones and, falling upon Him, bruised His already torn flesh! And then He had to hang upon that Cross for three unending hours. The same ungrateful sun that He had made beat upon Him relentlessly. His heart was breaking with sorrow, for all that He had made was joining to cause Him pain. There be¬ fore Him was His tender, loving Mother unjustly being made to suffer with Him. She saw her gentle Son, a bruised, battered bleed¬ ing Remnant of a Man, a God dying for the Redemption of His slayers. Even unto Death’s door did that Heart of hearts suffer, and, when at last that Door was opened, paused to utter in deepest despair, “My God, My God! Why hast Thou forsaken Me?” This is the Man Who begs us to follow Duty. What ungrateful wretches we are when we do not do His bidding! It was His duty imposed upon Him by the Eternal Father to suffer the most terrible tortures, and He did it so that we might enjoy everlasting happiness. Is not our duty a trifle compared to His? Why shrink from it? Let us willingly rally to its call as we whisper those sublimely heroic words: Fiat Voluntas Tua! Ralph Testa sixty-five OTOfjat Aquinas J as Come to Jfleatt 3n (SDne |?ear It was with fear mingled with timidity that we registered as Seniors in Aquinas. Everything would be so different now that we were removed from all our associations of three years’ existence and thrust upon a class of one hundred forty men whom time and like pursuits had firmly banded together. We were welcomed on the opening day of school by the Reverend Principal and before the first week had passed a feeling that all would be well with us quieted our nerves and we fell into line with the members of our class just as if we had passed on with them upward from freshman days. The encouragement which our new teachers gave us together with the excellent spirit and the home atmosphere which prevailed caused us soon to lose sight of the idea that we were newcomers and when the call to athletics was sounded we were given the assur¬ ance that athletics were open to all students and length of time in the school was no condition of eligibility. Again, when a try-out was announced for the play, we were informed that we would be just as welcome to take part as any in the school. In scholastic activities and in clubs we were admitted and in no way were we once made to realize that we were eleventh hour members. Some things have particularly impressed us. It is hard to un¬ derstand how such cordiality exists between the members of the faculty and the student body without any loss of respect upon the part of the latter for the former. This may be explained by the religious atmosphere which pervades the school day at Aquinas. The monthly religious conferences strongly appealed to us. They must prove of great spiritual value to the students and we are sure their memory and effects will be enduring. The rapid settling down to business after classes assemble for the various periods causes slight loss of time. These things have all made their impressions but most of all have we been impressed by the willing practice of piety here. No one forces a lad to the chapel; no one takes note of his presence there, except the Prisoner in the Tabernacle. All this is left to the individual student; yet, during each luncheon hour and during change of classes, as well as each morning before school and each afternoon at dismissal hour, throngs of students pour into the chapel to ask the blessing of their Eucharistic King, the Master Teacher at Aquinas. Yes. Aquinas is a good place to be and our one regret is that our stay within its walls and under its great influence has been so short. John P. Donahue Diedrich K. Willers . vP NX 10 3 roil §) ZSZ1 po£tropfje to tije S tubp of Cnglisrtj I can bear reading Gallic Wars, Penned by Caesar long ago, Or delving into his memoirs, That he wrote while on the go. I don’t mind reading Cicero; As a speaker he was great. These men wrote in Latin, though; And it’s English that I hate! I can fathom logarithms, Equations I can understand; But, for me, the profound rhythms Of English Literature are banned. I enjoy trigonometry; Algebra, I like the best; I ' m rather fond of geometry; But it ' s English I detest! Birds and bugs are not so bad, Molecules and atoms are all right too; But I’m sure that I’ll be glad, When, with English, I am through. Science, for me has quite an appeal; Involved theories, I can understand; Chemistry and physics, I like a great deal; But English, I simply cannot stand! Latin, I don’t mind a bit; Mathematics, I adore; Science, with me makes a hit; It is English, I abhor! W. George Swalbach (Explanation I can’t see why I must write verse Unless it is My prose is worse. Consolation Someday I’ll write A book of rhyme But you’ll not live To see that time. Hugh Tate f IQ A 1 ZE3j sixty-seven ®j)rougf) It was my great fortune the other day to overhear a bit of real heart-felt philosophy, spoken by a man who has lost his job, his friends and about everything a man could lose and at the same time really miss. His manner was not dramatic nor did he possess the ear-marks of a soap-box orator. It was a plain, sincere bit of true Christianity, spoken by a member of our laboring class of today. As I approached closer he continued to his companions in his mild, yet powerful impressive voice. “Boys,” he said, “we’ve lost our jobs ain’t we? And what’s more we haven’t got a cent between us have we? So naturally we’re all growlin’ and mutterin’ and sayin’ that the world ain’t treatin’ us right, and all that stuff. It’s helpin’ us a lot, all this grumblin’ ain’t it? Why sure, it’s gonna get our jobs and our pay checks back for us, ain’t it? And it’s sure makin’ us feel a whole lot better inside too,—why of course.—It is not!” “Instead, do yuh know what it’s doin’ boys? It’s poisinin’ us in¬ side. It’s warpin’ our minds and fillin’ our heads with a lot of new ideas and notions of how to better our government and our livin’ conditions. It’s makin’ cowards out o’ us. Sure, when things is goin’ good and we’re gettin’ our pay checks every week, why we’re smiles all over. Everything is fine,—our country is sure one great one all right. Yeah, but what happens when things ain’t so good? What do we do? Why we go around complainin’ o’ this and that,— that’s what we do! Why it’s plain to be seen, boys, we jest can’t take it. When the punch lands on our chin, the fight is over; we’re counted out, without even tryin’ to punch back. We’re quitters, that’s what we are, just yellow quitters. “And the funny thing about it, boys, we’re not so bad off as we think. We’ve got our health, ain’t we? We can see, can’t we? We can walk and breathe into our lungs God’s fresh air, can’t we? That’s a lot more than some others can do. Hard hit! Why we ain’t even begun to hav e any troubles yet, boys. So why not smile? After all, what would this world be without a smile and a cheery word? Keep smilin’ and when other punches come, smile some more and come right back for more and when the gong comes at the end of the fight, you’ll be the winner-” He paused for a minute and looked around him. Then he con¬ tinued a little softer than before. “We’ve made a mistake men, that’s sure; but it ain’t too late to wake up and change ourselves. Let’s look up to heaven with a smile on our face, and thank the good God that made us, for what we’ve got, instead o’ lookin’ up with a growl and remindin’ Him o’ what we ain’t got.” George McDermott 19 3 sixty-eight glgutnas Fair shone a summer’s sun As we came one by one When our Aquinas life began At our school. Oh, how we shook and shivered; The damp sweat down us rivered Though not from cold we quivered We feared the rule. But we were glad to stay And doughtily day by day Fight a winning fray. Ours was the joy. While the directeurs here Dried away the tear To show how they revere The life of a boy. Yes, we were strong for sport For games of any sort; Yet ’specially on the court Showed we our skill. We studied with a zest For Him, we did our best Who our keen knowledge blest Bent we our will. Fair shines the summer’s sun Now that the battle’s won; Now that our work is done We must leave. Others need take our places, Strange and unfamiliar faces— We wish them all the graces That we grieve. Frederick Meyer Reflection Cruel Fate frowns down upon me From the throne whereon she sits. If “Life is just a Bowl of Cherries” I must have got the pits. P. V. M., ’32 V sixty-nine $Ht|Utnas Continues to roto in ii plent or anti Pkautp We are confronted at every turn by signs of depression but the students of Aquinas have lost none of their traditional spirit of generosity. As a result many new things, furnishings for our chapel, auditorium equipment, new books and periodicals for the library, give evidence that our school is ever progressing and becoming year by year a more comfortable and attractive home for us during the daily school hours. On our return to school in September we were pleased to see a new sanctuary lamp in the chapel. Later we learned that Charles Keller of the class of 1927 had presented this lamp in memory of his friend and classmate, Raymond Gartland. Before the ushering in of the holy season of Lent a beautiful set of Stations of the Cross was erected. The stations are after the original of the Artist Feuer- stein and are hand paintings on copper-plate with a background of gold leaf. They are encased in golden frames which give the appear¬ ance of a metal casing. This year the students’ Lenten sacrifice money was used in providing beautiful gold drapes for the sanctu¬ ary, also a new ostensorium, censer and censer boat. The auditorium stage has been completely rigged so that it is pronounced by stage experts first among the school stages in Roch¬ ester. A new cyclorama and a new gold repp curtain have been added to the equipment. More than three hundred fifty books have been added to our library. We are especially proud of two of these volumes and right¬ ly so. One is “Outlines of Elementary Biology’’ by our own Director of Studies, the Reverend Joseph C. Wurzer, Ph. L., S.T.B., B.S. The other is an autographed copy of “Minerals of Connecticut” pre¬ sented to the librarian by J. Frank Schairer, Ph.D. Doctor Schairer is a member of the Class of 1921 and received his doctor’s degree at Yale in 1928 after a brilliant university career of which his high school record was no misleading forecast. All in all the scholastic year now closing has been one of achieve¬ ment for Aquinas. It has grown materially and I feel that I can say that it has grown scholastically. From the close portrayal in our lives of the principles exemplified in the lives of our teachers and the instruction which they have unsparingly imparted to us, spiritual progress is bound to result. And so, when the Great Book is opened, may the whole world read that the year 1931-32 was also a record year in the spiritual growth and development of every member of the Aquinas student body! Genaro DellaPorta IReberte Sitting in my study Listening to the rain, Reading of the heroes That will never ride again. Launcelot and Galahad And King Arthur brave, Guinevere and sweet Elaine Knight and foolish knave. Thinking of their brave deeds Reveling in their fame, Riding down the heathen For the Sacred Name. Justing now at Camelot Sailing next for France, For to save the damsel From the demon ' s trance. But sitting in my study As I hear the rain I’m glad I’m only reading Not sharing in their pain. Frederick Meyer s e e 3 nab Since we arrived upon this earth Full many a year has passed. Those carefree, happy, boyhood days Have fled away at last. Those times we spent in varied ways Were happy through and through. Remember now, the woods, the pond, The roads we did persue? And now we walk another road, A road that’s life, you know. Our heads are high, our step is firm Our school taught the way to go. seventy-one l 77 Jflontljlp Conferences; The monthly conferences in the school auditorium which, for the past two years, have replaced the annual retreats at Aquinas have proved a decided benefit to the student body in general. The topics treated at these conferences by the Reverend members of the faculty have served to keep constantly before students the purpose of their attendance at and their proper status as members of a Catholic high school. These conferences have an advantage over a retreat in that they render possible the development of a wider range of subjects pertaining to our present and our future life. The aim of these discussions is to bring out the duties and the proprieties of our state of life- Through the conscientious applica¬ tion of the priests who have addressed us, these duties have been impressed upon us as forcefully as is humanly possible. The idea of Catholic manhood, the exemplary and imitable lives of the saints, our duties to society as an oppressed yet vibrant group, and lastly, our obligations at school and our conduct at home are but few of the subjects made clear to us by virtue of these monthly conferences. The Aquinas student body has striven to put into everyday prac¬ tice the counsels it has received from its consecrated instructors whose study and experience have admirably qualified them as guides and protectors through our years of early manhood. They have adequately succeeded in supplementing any vague notions we may have had about Christian belief or practice. In a word, they have kindly given us the Catholic, the true philosophy of life of which there is so little in the lives of the people of our day. We are truly the hopeless debtors to those who have been so solicitous for our spiritual welfare and our mental peace in this world. But are not unpaid debts of kindness the foundation of our Christian charity? William B. Hanna jdlig ionarp ocatton£ Millions of souls, groping in pagan ignorance, are now pleading for the Faith. The ranks of the missionaries have been thinned by disease, death and war. More hands are needed for the home and foreign missions but whence should they come? Europe is stricken. The Holy Father and the Church at large look to America. It has become imperative that we help. Therefore the charity of Christ presses us to give unto missionary vocations. Young men who do not aspire to the priesthood but feel them¬ selves called to the religious life, are gladly welcomed into the ranks of the brotherhood where they may labor in the foreign fields and teach faith to many of the poor pagan who know not faith, who ask for it but do not get it owing to lack of missionaries. Robert McCowan seventy-two A !£olben Jubilee “Sweet Name, Which bids temptations fly, And baffles satan’s power; What Name like Thine can bear me up In death’s appalling hour!” On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of any organization much satisfaction is felt by all who have been numbered among its active numbers. Great celebration usually solemnizes the occasion especially if the work of such society, be it social or political, has been honorable and its purpose laudable. It is not the rounding out of the cycle of years which produces this desire of celebration but it is the deep sense of satisfaction experienced by those who have participated in the labors so necessary to carry on the activities requisite to achieve the purpose of any recognized institution. Surely, then, the fiftieth anniversary of the Society whose sole objective is the respect and reverence of the Holy Name of Jesus is an occasion for rejoicing and warranted satisfaction not alone for its members but for all Catholics; yes, indeed, for all Christians. What society can boast a more upright, more commendable, more meritorious purpose than that for which the Holy Name Society was organized? On Sunday, June twelfth of this year will be celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Diocesan League of Holy Name Societies of the New York Archdiocese composed of three hundred fifty branch societies, boasting in all of more than a hundred thousand men. Think of it! One hundred thousand men banded together over a period of fifty years to pay homage to the Name of Jesus! In spirit let us join this great army of true heroes on June twelfth and as we kneel in prayer before our Eucharistic King let us beg that the sweet Name of Jesus will linger upon our dying lips and be our passport to a glorious eternity. George T. Sullivan n 1 Q seventy-three ITfi mm Wt )e Jtlaroott anti IlMjite SCHOOL PAPER under the complete supervision of the student body is an integral part of the work in every high school. Up to the Fall of 1931 we of Aqui¬ nas have missed this project although many pro¬ posals for such a venture have been offered from year to year. Students have felt the need of such a paper both as a point of pride and as a valuable asset to scholastic life. It was long realized that a monthly publication would be an aid to English work and an opportunity for developing the latent powers of stu¬ dents both in constructive work and in journalism, to these ends, the “Maroon and White” came into The foundation for the paper was built up by discussion and sug¬ gestion in the Senior English classes. The form, the make-up and the name were drawn from the many excellent ideas contributed by Seniors during these discussions. The method of choosing the staff was suggested and was voted to be the best and most fair to the men who possessed the talent for journalistic work. The men most capable were chosen by Father Morgan and the list approved by the students themselves. In this way a very capable group was found with ability for each type of school paper work. The first issue of the “Maroon and White” was, to be candid, a trial issue. Its end was to bring out the talents of the student body. Various topics were assigned to students who wrote upon them and turned over their papers to the staff members. After the initial issue the work progressed quickly. The underclassmen who had not been active at first came to the foreground as several of them wrote articles each month and thus added to the number of contributors. It has been the hope of Father Morgan and the administration of the school that the “Maroon and White” should be a general project and it is apparent that the underclassmen are entering the work willingly. A closer union of the classes will, no doubt, result in time from this cooperation. The subjects included within the scope of the “Maroon and White” and handled by the various staff officers cover each field of activity within the school. Sports and the numerous clubs are reviewed every month and the students may get an idea of the ex¬ cellent projects these institutions are fostering. The columns are a means of passing on from class to class the amusing incidents which happen during the quest for knowledge- Serious work, such With a view existence. seventy-four i 3 as the monthly conference hours and the talks of missionary Fathers, is not neglected, nor are the aids to study offered by selected lists of good books or drama. As a whole the “Maroon and White” is a well balanced unit, worthy of the activities it covers and the men who are editing it. When we consider the difficulties to be overcome in making, within a few months, a school paper of the excellence of our “Ma¬ roon and White” and in securing the aid and the one hundred per¬ cent support of the student body for it we feel that those who founded and controlled it during the first and hardest year should receive recognition. Father Morgan was the founder of the paper and continues to be the adviser of its staff. The chief editor, Archi¬ bald Harris and his assistants, Leo Dolan and Frederick Meyer, have devoted much of their time outside of school to their duties which have not been light. The department editors have contributed their talents in various lines and have not counted the cost to their hours of recreation. All these, the Senior Class congratulate as also those underclassmen who have been of valued assistance in making the first year of the Maroon and White so successful. Elmer J. Frank seventy-five ihgf) ikljool rabuate’S Call Co Catfjoltc Jetton HE WORLD today is in a confused and befuddled state. Millions of people have lost their bearings as shock upon shock is felt through the political, indus¬ trial and social order. Our own country is in a most dangerous position. It is not alone the depression. It is, within one generation, the simultaneous swoop¬ ing upon us of war, rumors of war, depression, un¬ employment, a low ebb of family life, irreligion, im¬ morality, dangers of revolutions, blasted hopes, panics and cynicism. The history of the past few years has shaken men’s confidence in the present and in the future; and, most tragic of all, is the threat to religious faith. Men are actually grown cynical in their attitude toward justice and charity. To meet this serious crisis, to turn men from despair, to bring them back to a belief that social justice is attainable, to open again their minds and hearts to charity and love of their fellowmen—in a word, to steady and save our whole social fabric through Chris¬ tian precept and practice is the work of Catholic Action. Pope Pius XI, although he may not have been the first Pontiff to use the term Catholic Action, is the first to define the concept and make it the subject of an encyclical. The fruitfulness of this con¬ cept can hardly be overestimated. “Catholic Action”, our Holy Father tells us, “comprehends the sum total of all those activities whose principal supporters and promoters are the Catholic laity.” Used in the sense the Sovereign Pontiff wishes to convey, it means the realization in fullest measure of all that is implied in a truly Catholic life, the application of Christ’s teaching in religious and devotional life, family life, civic life, intellectual life, economic life, social life, recreation—in fact every phase of life. It signifies in¬ crease in personal sanctity, activity in every kind of good works, justice and charity in all our dealings with our fellowmen, a deter¬ mined effort on the part of every Catholic and of every Catholic organization to apply Catholic principles to every social relation and to the life of the state itself. The rising cloud of paganism has had its birth in a so-called in¬ tellectuality and must be met with intellectual weapons. Graduates of Catholic institutions hold an immense responsibility. The Church has the right to look for its lay apostles among those who have had w the advantage of a Catholic higher education and those who carry their studies no further or continue them in secular colleges cannot sit back complacently leaving the task of leadership entirely to those who are graduates of Catholic institutions. Each person must con¬ tribute his best according to his abilities, his occupations, or his interests. The Church is Our Church. Christ is our God- His battles are our battles. It is our duty to prepare ourselves as intelligent and educated Catholics, that we may help to meet the problem of this new paganism once we have gone out into the world. We cannot depend entirely upon prescribed courses for all our education here at Aquinas. We must of our own accord do a vast amount of read¬ ing and study along Catholic lines. We must acquaint ourselves with the broad and interesting field of Catholic literature. We must familiarize ourselves with the Catholic viewpoint on the social and economic problems of the day. Some of us still labor under the delusion that all Catholic news worth reading is published in the secular press and that, as a con¬ sequence, the Catholic periodicals are not worthy of any special consideration. Secular reading matter — newspapers, magazines and books—gives us extensive knowledge of a limited range of facts but it rarely, if ever, contributes anything to the impetus nec¬ essary for the unifying and organizing of the Catholic people in works of Catholic Action. We should be convinced by now that there can be no compromise between sound Catholic reading and those forms of printed matter that attack faith, debase religion and scoff at fundamental morality. The Catholic press has ever been and always will be the positive voice of Catholic Action. Wp, as graduates of a Catholic institution, will be sought out for leadership in any movement undertaken in defense of our Chris¬ tianity. Upon our shoulders will inevitably be placed the burden of Catholic Action. We must be prepared to accept this burden and lend the force of our position and the power of our personality to every case that will extend Christ’s kingdom on earth, to every move that will uplift the hopes of humanity and bring God’s crea¬ tures of whatever creed, color or condition closer to Him Who is the Way. the Truth and the Life. Leo F. Dolan giZjglM 1 9 seventy-seven Cfjapel ©tscoursiesi “Not everyone who saith, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” These words of Jesus Christ are the essence of the strain of thought which our Archbishop has followed in his weekly talks to the Seniors of Aquinas. His Excellency has brought home to us the realization of the truth that conscientious application is the medium of the attainment of the end in any project with which we are con¬ cerned. We must be simple and yet thorough in the practice of our Faith; no prayer must be hurried; no religious duty slighted. The per¬ formance of the simplest of our religious or spiritual acts must always be regular and in the true spirit. Our attitude toward the supernatural must never be superficial; our religious belief must never take on the aspect of an inherent and painful necessity in our life. These sentences are a summary, a very brief one it is true, of the ideas which our Archbishop has impressed upon our minds. In these Friday meetings with our spiritual friend and counsellor, the Seniors have received an unique and invaluable preparation for life. To His Excellency we are largely indebted for our Alma Mater. His scholarly, spiritual talks to us during this year have still further awakened within us deep gratitude for the interest which he has displayed and the sacrifices he has made in behalf of the intellectual and spiritual progress of his boys. May our lives in a small measure repay his labors! William B. Hanna The night winds were murmuring soft in the trees. And nary a cloud hid the beautiful sky, The green meadows’ perfume was borne on the breeze, And wafted like incense to God up on high. The pale stars were rising above the blue hills, The moon in its splendor shone bright o’er the lea, And illumined like silver the myriad rills, That wandered through valleys that led to the sea- The night-birds were singing their lonely refrain, The earth was at rest in a beautiful sleep, When I left that land, ne’er to see it again, A tryst with my. Maker in heaven to keep. Hugh Tate seventy-eight Mv Jflotfjer Now I have a beautiful picture That ' s painted for e’er on my heart, A picture that I’ll ever cherish And never from me let it part. The picture is of a sweet lady The dearest that ever will be, Her name? Now I’ll not even tell you But only, she’s Mother to me. Hugh Tate « e e ur Befits of (grattiubc are Countless It is our pleasure to announce that the dedication poem to Saint Patrick was written by the Reverend Patrick Carroll, C.S.C., Litt. D., of Notre Dame University. Readers of America and the Catholic World need no introduction to Father Carroll nor will any reader of the dedication question Father Carroll’s Celtic heart or poet pen. We are grateful, Father Carroll, for your contribution to our book and we are truly proud that you did not shrink from associating your master work with our attempts. We acknowledge the courtesy which we have enjoyed in our deal¬ ings with the firms who handled our printing, engraving and pho¬ tography. We deeply appreciate our advertisers without whose aid our year book would have been financially impossible. For Mr. Frank Gottry, Sr., we voice the sincerest gratitude. Our indebtedness to him extends over the entire period of our lives at Aquinas. Not once has he failed, even when ours was an eleventh hour call. To the Reverend Administration, to the other members of the Aquinas Faculty and to the loyal underclassmen of our school we are also grateful. To every one who has cheered our years at Aquinas and rendered our endeavors profitable, a hearty thank you. seventy-nine KZ12 lma Jtlater, gibe gltque Vale! RADUATION, our ambition and aim through four years of high school life is almost upon us. But amid the joys of expectation and realized ambition there is mingled a tinge of sadness. This occasion does not call forth all the joy we anticipated. During the past four years we have made many friends, have worked, played and accomplished much together but these happy days will soon be gone. All that will be left will be fond memories of Aquinas. Sometimes we are tempted to ask, “Is it four years since we first entered Aquinas?” It seems only yesterday that we looked forward to four years of high school as bewildered freshmen. 0, how strange this life seemed! How long the road of high school appeared, a tedious struggle never to end. The years quickly passed- We grew older and passed from grade to grade, now second, now third year men. That old complaining, dissatisfied freshman attitude was gone. We realized what life here meant, why we were here, what we owed to ourselves, our parents, our teachers and our school. With this new attitude and outlook on our work, we attacked it with new verve and vigor. We put our hearts into our tasks and the days happily sped by. The lessons of love, obedience, devotion and diligence were well taught and well learned. We learned and were anxious to support teachers, school or faculty in all measures and all endeavors. We learned to submit our will to lawful authority without argument or question. We were taught discipline and selfcontrol. Thus we acquired that knowledge, ability, self-sufficiency, capacity for work and that power to think which characterizes Aquinas graduates. Now we are Seniors. The last step is not so far distant. We are now forming those last memories that will be forever dear to us. And we wish to make these last few extremely rich and unfor¬ gettable. We now realize what this spirit is which constitutes Aqui¬ nas. This spirit created by association with students and teachers has been forever engraved on the hearts of the class of nineteen hundred thirty-two, where it will always remain, expand and be jealously treasured as the years pass. Our old surroundings may change and pass away but the Aquinas spirit will always endure. With the firm foundation of knowledge and spiritual influence here acquired, we can now go out into life, well prepared for any¬ thing that may face us. We are grateful, Aquinas, for all you have done for us- The beginning has been right; the end cannot be far wrong. Alma Mater, good-by! JOHN P. Englert 193 DZgZSZMZ Slgi eighty Calendar Uqutnas Snstitute 19324933 With the Approval of The Most Reverend J. Francis O’Hern, D.D., L.L.D., Bishop Credo Quidquid Dixit Dei Filius General Registration for all Students—Sunday, Sept. 4—10 A. M. to 6 P. M. First Semester begins—Tuesday, Sept. 6. Saint Thomas’ Club Awards—Friday, Sept. 9—11:15 A. M. Reports to Pastors—Thursday, Oct. 6. Faculty-Parent Conference, School Auditorium—Monday, Oct. 10, 8 P. M- n Columbus Day—Wednesday, Oct. 12. School Play—Monday, Tuesday, October 17 and 18. All Saints’ Day—Holyday—Tuesday, Nov. 1. Quarterly Examinations—November 8, 9, 10, 11. Reports to Pastors—Honor Roll Posted—Thursday, Nov. 17. Thanksgiving Recess—Nov. 24 and 25. Immaculate Conception—Holyday—Thursday, Dec. 8. Christmas Recess begins 3:15 P. M.—Wednesday, Dec. 21. School re-opens 8:55 A. M.—Wednesday, Jan. 4. Mid-term Examinations—January 20-27. Second Term begins—Monday, Jan. 30. Reports to Pastors—Honor Roll Posted—Wednesday, Feb. 1. Faculty-Parent Conference—School Auditorium—Monday, Feb. 13, 8 P. M. Senior Play—Monday, Tuesday, February 20 and 21. Washington’s Birthday—Wednesday, Feb. 22. Ash Wednesday—Lent—Wednesday, March 1. Saint Thomas’ Day—Tuesday, March 7. Saint Patrick’s Day—Friday, March 17. Quarterly Examinations—March 28-31. Reports to Pastors—Honor Roll Posted—Thursday, April 6. Easter Recess—Wednesday, April 12. School re-opens—Monday, April 24. Band and Orchestra Recital—Monday, May 8. Reports to Pastors—Thursday, May 18. Ascension Thursday—Holyday—Thursday, May 25. Memorial Day—Holiday—Tuesday, May 30. Final Examinations—Week of June 19-23. Commencement—Sunday, June 25. Reports to Pastors—Monday, June 26. First Semester for Year 1933-34—Tuesday, Sept. 5. 10 3 DZKZEZm eighty-one a g urbep Marks.A stellar Athlete in all sports. Esse.Who can equal his uncanny questions? Marchese ... .A poet full of Quip and humor. Odenbach . . . .Our handsome Treasurer. Iuppa.The president of oUr senior class. Russer.The big, shy center of the football team. Sterling.His name implies everything. Ostrye.Bedford’s silent compaNion. Frank.The editor of this book. Tate.Could he be rivAled in the senior play? Hart.The best-groomed man of the class. . Englert.John Is unsurpassable both in size and studies. Slattery.Jack is the most talkative person in the school. Edleman.The most Natural character actor. Nally.Our peppy, little quarterback. Izzo.A member of the S. T. C. for three years. O’Meara.Clarence Darrow’s only rival. Rich.“Josie” is an active pianisT. Connelly.What would athletics be without Joe? Leary.“Mike” played a big part on the team. Arbor.Is the big jokesTer of the class. Saeli.This robUst senior is known by all. Swalbach ... .A sTudent of great caliber. “CrEdo quidquid dixit Dei Filius.” George S. Wood $ s s Atonement It stormed when the neighbor’s boy came in, And quite perplexed asked that age old question. “Why does it rain and shower and storm, dear friend, And why if the glowing sun floats on high, Do not the black and mournful clouds pass by?” At this we eyed the window and there did stop, To view wet murky, soggy slop, To him we turned and sadly said we would Rejoice and greet the sun’s radiant good. Ah! but you and we yet are Eden’s kin, And Heaven weeps to expiate our sin. Richard M. Quinn pUZ ( i ,o3 eighty-two parting Intern As shades of dusk around me rise, I kneel here with tear-dimmed eyes, One last time in this silent chapel. Sweet music fills my ear, A light approaches near, It is an awful vision And I grow cold with fear. V The Blessed Mother, Virgin Fair, Enshrouded in a heavenly glare By all God’s faithful angels, Looks down on me, the growing man And, smiling, as she alone can, Says, “My son, you sorrow, That is not God’s eternal plan. Why are you sad my faithful one? The world is yours, life is just begun Yours are all graces for the asking. Your way is clear Each day brings near God’s home to you. With Heaven’s eternal cheer.” The vision fades away As on my knees I pray That Mary, Maiden Mother May guide me on my way. James E. Shay m $ $ $ Breaming on a Hilltop Way up on a hilltop Almost out of sight, There I sit and day dream To my soul’s delight. In the city far below Life’s discordant,—out of rhyme, They should come along with me To glimpse pleasures that are mine. Hugh Tate gZB( 10 3 eighty-three Hast (MUtlf anb Testament of tfje Class of 1932 We, the class of 1932, of Aquinas Institute, city of Rochester, State of New York, United States of America, being in full posses¬ sion of a crammed mind, an untrained memory, do make and publish this “Arete,” asking only as a last injunction of the dying, that our funeral services be conducted by our principal and his faculty, and that said services be carried on with all dignity and pomp. 1— First and foremost, to our beloved faculty who have been our instructors in this “Age of Wisdom,” we bequeath a sweet unbroken succession of restful nights and peaceful dreams. No longer need they worry, whether this one or that one is doing his home work. 2— As our second gift to our faculty we bestow upon them the amazing knowledge and startling information that we have from time to time revealed to them in our examinations. We also hope that they will use this same information for the enlightenment of any classes following us. 3— To the school at large we leave the Band and Orchestra, de¬ void of their best members. 4— To the future graduating class we leave the honor of using our poor excuses; we also leave to them our front seats in the assem¬ bly; our seats in the cafeteria we leave to whosoever is fortunate enough to get them first. 5— In the hope that they will be equally divided among them, we leave to the remaining classes all stubs of pencils, all scraps of paper, most of the trays and silverware in the cafeteria, and the right to take higher math and Virgil- 6— To our English teacher we leave numerous unfinished com¬ positions, the right to publish and get rich from the sales thereof, all the masterpieces of literature of which we are the authors. 7— To our Science teachers we leave a few unbroken test-tubes, a couple of rubber stoppers, a busted voltameter, a worn out bat¬ tery, a bell that won’t ring and a few feet of wire and string. We also give them the exclusive right to publish our discoveries and spend the Nobel prize money when it is awarded to us. 8— And last but not least, and in all seriousness, we leave to our successors our most prized possession, a possession that we hope they will appreciate as much as we have done,—a warm place in the hearts of our teachers. Though we leave Aquinas, perhaps never to enter her doors again, we carry forth with us a deep friendship for our teachers, a friendship that is a bond, stronger than iron or steel, that will last forever and may we never be so ungrateful as to try to sever that bond by forgetfulness and indifference. eighty-four In witness thereof, we, the class of 1932, do hereby set our hand and seal in the month of June, Anno Domini, one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-two. h £U , cSl a 50 (3 dLu - y - --Y r (pvj jt -Dv.—— fybLfilJL Q.U LwJL dtr iL Ajtsxye yy miy, b Jtt -J. -AMwuxlA, Qs s JLJL - 0 7V«-«- - ' ‘ +s »XS CjfuJuixC Qfjftfc nX ■ " " XZ LljL- tr dt L-JL £ " thu i uc axuxX c aZ a axt i f(x yd ' ' y ZdiL Qf L fx-’X a XitoX 1 ( tC xxxC- (y jiMj £t jijL da—X 2 - d-h. 4s£tXs { t UsO- -tk -Q u-J!J, 6 £jLJ. £ 2 -Jt T tX - r ft t p Jl .QchwOAd Y ' Jzf£nf £u -a. 6 ’XL f sm 4j }r7 jf— JL Ji XLz -, frnMs 9 aUiu XuXjAl, v C s—£c C? ll t C y XtXCCdA+S Q. hityLf- $sCJ £ s jbjtA i ■£t%r y o-x jC @4 .. . 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P Zy lsCyay U. 1? trrfcj ■ 5 a- P j At A jt + jr s 0 £ms Cs-t-hdJLiAAA 3 QduTl ‘? si c4snf £X yisrvrUy STAU. t £ Xc. s KSP S Ji J L x i ' e X IX y 4 e? » « c e f 19 32JggZlZgZ3i eighty-jive I jfaretoell In a few short hours your names will have been transferred from the register of the students of Aquinas to the long roll of her Alumni. Already your teachers are gazing into the distant future where, in anticipation, they behold you, the product of their four years of able instruction and careful guidance, leaders in diverse fields of endeavor all holding firmly to those principles for which your Alma Mater stands. On you as individual graduates of Aquinas rests the responsibility, the duty of keeping undimmed her fair iiame. She has given to you the best in intellectual advancement, in culture and in right standards of liv¬ ing. By every means within her power she has striven to strengthen within you the principles of Faith. Hers is the right to an adequate return in your correct con¬ duct of life. Be assured that ivherever duty calls you, with you go the keen interest, the kindly support and the fervent prayers of the members of the Aquinas Faculty. Inspired by the indomitable courage of the sons of Erin and the Apostolic ardor of her glorious Patrick, may you so treasure your heritage of Faith that in you Alma Mater may realize her fondest hope and on the great day of Resurrection may it be her joy to find that every member of her Class of Thirty-Two came safe to Port! THE FACULTY eighty-six eighty-seven ®ijc Cnglisl) Cluti R THE first time in the history of Aquinas, an Eng¬ lish club was formed by the members of the Senior Class under the direction of the Reverend Lester Morgan. It has been enthusiastically supported and already it has gone far in unearthing rare talent in the field of literature. The first few meetings were merely gatherings with little of a business nature but it was not long before everything was functioning smoothly. A tem¬ porary chairman took charge of the meetings in the first term, but as the midway mark was passed, the offices of president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer were created and filled. The members all showed their loyalty to the cause and they worked hard and long to make each meeting a suc¬ cess. It was indeed a pleasure to listen to them after the meetings were under way. The purpose of the club is to better acquaint its members with new subjects, which will be of benefit and a source of knowledge in years to come. During the early part of the year, the topic, Journal¬ ism, was selected, and its various stages and phases were thoroughly discus sed. From beginning to end each member became to a small degree acquainted with this profession which is indeed an art in itself. The latter half of the year was given over to the discussion of various subjects chosen by a specially selected committee. At different times, underclassmen have been allowed to attend the meetings. They were granted such a privilege for the purpose of finding out how a meeting is held so that they may carry on when they become seniors. It is generally understood that this club will continue in the future. Another fact of considerable note is that the members, who are now leaving are the pioneers of an organization that will soon spread its goodly influence over the whole school. Summing up the aims of this club, it is hoped that it will establish for Aquinas a name for which she will be proud, a name, which bestows on her, the honor of sending forth young men who are well advised on the subjects of today, tomorrow and yesterday- So, with the deepest regrets, each member must take his leave and as he does so, he experiences a feeling of deep thankfulness which can come when one realizes that he has gained something vital. Roman Hart f IT O CTTT fWffl THE ENGLISH CLUB § $ $ i2ox Night its murky orb does turn, The scorpion’s heart now burns, And man—poor thing—from evil shirks, Shadows hide his meanest works. And you, pure celestial fire, Show not the faults of your sire, Lest by such a glaring light You ope to man his painful plight. Babies gurgle in their beds, Fathers droop their tired heads, Mothers drop their eternal fears; Linger Night, thou art welcome here. Richard Quinn W 3 eighty-nine President —James Van Allan Vice-President — Bernard Rogers Secretary —Raymond Blum Treasurer —Bernard Drexel This year the membership of the Science Club has increased to twenty-three. The Club is divided into two groups, one for chemists and one for the devotees of physics. Mr. Deviny has supervised the activities of both groups. Eastman Kodak Company and the Bausch Lomb Optical Com¬ pany were visited by the Club members. At Eastman Kodak Com¬ pany, the process by which film is made was followed from begin¬ ning to end. The interest shown in this trip was encouraging and it was arranged that we should visit the Bausch Lomb factory next. Here the interest was not for the chemistry enthusiasts alone. The physicists were in their glory watching the grinding and shaping of lenses, and the manufacture of optical instruments and scientific tools. In pursuit of a working knowledge of the radio transmitter a visit was made to Police Headquarters on Exchange Street. The guide gave a clear and comprehensive talk on the intricacies of modern transmission. The meetings of the Club have been most interesting. Chemistry students have been given experimental work to carry on, while the physicists have engaged in the construction of a short wave trans¬ mitting set. All work has been carried out according to a definite plan. Consequently the meetings have been well attended. The Club has selected as its Motto the following statement found in the writings of Cardinal Newman: “Science, rightly considered, illustrates the awful, the incomprehensible and adorable fertility of Divine Omnipo tence.” J AM e S A. Van Allan Winter Sentiment Ah Night, thou art no longer bare, But wrapt in this niveous robe, E’en for a prince too rich, too fair, Thou strikest me with such holy awe, That when I behold thy hoary cloak, The most sublime man ever saw The goaded slaves of mind do grope, By fool ' s work and ingenuity, To wrestle and subdue with words, A semblance of Divinity. Richard M. Quinn ' i 7ihiety THE ANGELO SECCHI SCIENCE CLUB S $ 8 gfoteu Au Revoir, dear old Aquinas, Goodbye, old classroom doors; No more will the future find us In your spacious corridors. However, though in truth we leave, Your memory with us lingers on; And in our minds, we do re-live Those happy days that have passed on. When we’ve gone out into the world, And each is striving with all his might; Your banner will always be unfurled Before our eyes, Maroon and White. W. George Swalbach 193 l)mzmziiz3 ninety-one 2Ber Iteutsrije Verein Die erste Versammlung der Gesellschaft der deutschen Studenten des Aquinas instituts fand am sechsundzwanzigsten Ok- tober, 1931, statt. Einundzwanzig Mitgiieder waren anwesend. Die Absicht der Gesellschaft ist das Vorriicken der Mitgiieder in der Kenntnis der deutschen Sprache, des Schrifttums, und der Gewohn- heiten; auch die Bildung der freundlichen Verhaltnissen mit jenem Land. Die Beamten des Vereins sind: Albert Braun, Vorsitzer; Francis Wischmeyer, Stellvertretender Vorsitzer; Joseph Polley, Schreiber; John Blum, Schatzmeister; und Joseph Weber, Nach- schreiber. Obwohl er noch klein ist, ist der Verein bertihmt in der Schule- Wahrend des letzten Jahres, hat der Verein viel getan. In den monatlichen Versammlungen, wurden Vortrage gelesen und Reden gehalten, die den deutschen Studenten interessante Themen vor- gestellt haben, um den Studenten die Schonheit der deutschen Kunstchatze zu weisen; auch von den Werken beriihmter Schrift- steller wurde gesprochen. Trotz seines kurzen Lebens, hat der Verein geschwinde Fortschritte gemacht. Am zwieundzwanzigsten Marz, verband sich die ganze Welt mit den deutschen Leuten, um die hundertjahrige Feier von Goethes Tod zu feiern. Gerhart Hauptmann, ein heutiger deutscherSchriftsteller, hielt einen Vortrag in Deutsch von Goethes Leben und Werken. Er sprach in der Columbia Universitat am Nachmittag des ersten Marz, und es gefiel dem deutschen Verein ihn zu horen, denn der Vortrag wurde durch das Netzwerk der Columbia Broadcasting Company landweit verbreitet. In der Marzenversammlung, erwies der Verein Ehre dem grossen deutschen Genie, das als Schutzherr des Vereins ausgewahlt worden war. Mitgiieder des Vereins haben uns die Schonheit der deutschen Fliisse, das Zaubermittel der alten Stadte, und die Bezauberung der Walder und Berg gezeigt. Wir haben mehr als die Sprache jener Leute gelernt; wir haben dazu ihre Umgebung, ihre Gewohn- heiten, und ihre Geschichte gelernt. Der Verein hat uns an das Land beteiligt, das die Heimat unserer Voreltern gewesen ist; und wir haben gelernt, seine Schonheit zu wiirdigen. Die Gesellschaft hat einen guten Anfang gehabt; und die Mit¬ giieder, die dieses Jahr verlassen werden, sehen die Fortsetzung von den jtingern Mitgliedern entgegen. Ziehe der Geist des Goethes mit dem deutschen Verein fort, und halte ihn in der Zukunft als er in der Vergangenheit gewesen ist: ein Bindeglied mit dem Vater- land! JTX) ZiZSZSZ THE GERMAN CLUB Hament Oh, for an hour of freshman daze! Come back my opening year! Once more I’d risk the sophomores’ haze To share their merry cheer, To laugh with glee and care free joy, To play at hide and seek, To feel just like a little boy, To be both shy and meek, To ride home on the trolley car, To laugh at silly jokes, And to regard the upper men A bunch of high-hat blokes. Frederick Meyer ninety-three 1832= ofjann Wolfgang on oetlje=1932 Just one hundred years ago, on March 22, 1832, Germany mourned the passing of her greatest writer, and the whole world mourned too, for the passing of one of the true geniuses of all time- That writer and genius was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Shakespeare of German literature. As a writer he is best known to the world as the author of Faust, that tragic story of the doctor who sold his soul to the devil for the possession of knowledge. So great is that piece of literature that it is ranked as one of the three finest tragedies of all time, the other two being Hamlet and Job. In the love that he bore to a betrothed lady and in the fate of a youth named Jerusalem he found a prolific subject for The Sorrows of Werther, a work that marks an epoch in German literature. His famous poetic work is Hermann and Dorothea, and like Tasso, it bears the stamp of the ripe man¬ hood of the author, dealing with characters taken from human life. Not alone, though was Goethe a man of letters, for he ranked high as a student of science. He spent much of his time in the study of botany and optics, and in 1790, he published a book on botany. Soon after he brought forth his collected writings on optics, entitled, Contributions To Optics. Some years later he published a treatise of scientific interest, the Theory of Color, but it did not meet with approval among scholars. In much of his scientific work he for- shadowed Darwin in the theory of organic evolution. As a statesman and economist he possessed a truly prophetic mind. He forsaw the present political developments and he was the only one, of all the thinkers and poets produced by Germany, to be called to govern in accordance with his principles. In his thoughts on economy he was far in advance of the industrial revolution. As a man, Goethe was of excellent appearance and a writer of deep soul and thought. He was imbued with a profound poetic spirit, and his productions not only quickened the thought and feel¬ ing of Germanic peoples, but are widely read in the languages into which they have been translated. His body lies with Schiller, the other great name of German literature. This year his memory is being commemorated throughout the entire world. The Austrian Government is having coined a new issue of silver pieces that marks the hundredth anniversary of his death. Here in America he was remembered in speeches and com¬ memorative exercises held in all parts of the country. Even the Aquinas Institute shared in this remembrance of Goethe by having the students of German listen to the exercises sent via radio from Columbia University in New York City. Hugh Tate % 19 3 ninety-four Virgil Vaunt his heaven Well it has been earned. Increase his study ever Much can yet be learned. Rome lives on his glory Troy clings to his name; Greece moulders in her ruins Carthage, by his fame. Italy’s steel-clad heroes, Italy’s line of men. Lowly bows in admiration Before his stately pen. Frederick Meyer l trgtl Club Among the achievements of the Virgil class of ’32 is the for¬ mation of the Virgil Club. Early in the year much interest in form¬ ing a club was shown, and under the guidance of Mr. Hurley, the instructor of this subject, a club was formed. At the initial meeting John Edelman was elected President, Francis Knitter, Secretary, and Richard Quinn, Leo Dolan, and Neil Sullivan, were named as a program committee. Under their leader¬ ship the Virgil Club has had a very enjoyable and instructive year, holding meetings every second Friday during the class period. Topics were assigned to members, who led the discussion of the day. After the assigned speeches, general discussions were held on topics related to Virgil, his contemporaries, and his time. In the course of the year the Club had the honor of being addressed by the Head of the Aquinas Latin Department, the Reverend John Keefe, and Mr- E. D. Bezant, the Head of the Latin Department of Benjamin Franklin High School. With the purpose of forming a Latin Club in which all Latin pupils could participate, the Cicero-Caesar Club was also formed. Members of the Virgil Club gave their time and effort to start the Club, and with the cooperation of the Latin pupils, the Club prom¬ ises to be as successful as its promoter. Having instituted the Virgil Club, the Virgil class of ’32 leaves Aquinas with the hope that its good work will be continued by its successor; and that its interest and zeal will be an inspiration to those who follow in its footsteps. Armand Mauer 19 3 1) Z ZEZ»Z3 ninety-five i£T3)z zm xz3 ISubltus " Vergtltus; Jtlaro Witness, ye Muses, while we presuming dare to chant this simple hymn, To great Vergil, whose luster like the noon day’s orb can ne’er grow dim. Her brazen eagles dead, Rome mighty mistress, dread of all, reigns no more, But thou, 0 Mantuan bard, thy fame e ' en to this day on high does soar. Let purple toga and the laurels of the great rest upon his breast, From shattered glass man picks the gem at last. Ob¬ livion claims the rest. Well might Grecian Homer rejoice to call our Vergil brother. Whose stately verse has ne’er been rivaled by another. A palsied race, some royal grace, for these he sung the noble phrase. In Nature’s heart he lies; the souls of men he spied— for this, our ardent praise. Richard M. Quinn THE VIRGIL CLUB ninety-six bonnet to Ttrgtl 0 thou who sang of Troy aijd Troy destroyed, Who with the pen immortalized Rome’s birth, How many of us, feeble, now on earth, Your genius do admire, your praises sing? From your life-giving pen a tale did flow Which men of many ages sang and praised— Are we now holding it to Heaven high Where generations past this epic raised? 0, can it be that now our day is such That labour, capital and earthly strife Have blinded us to beauty, profound thought And led us to decadency of life? If so, 0 Mantovano, by your gods, Restore once more this paradise to sight. Armand Maurer Cj 0m Hit e It is ours to make the unknown future brighter, Brighter than the fairest dream of any dreamer; Ours to see the vision and fulfill it, Fairer than we dream of, fairer even Than the shining eyes of hope can see it. Charles Quade Wje Hast Journey O, Savior, in that garden of agony Awaiting in prayer for that betrayal kiss, Leave me not alone, nor abandon me, They were my lips that gave to You that poisoned kiss. Mocked and jeered and spat upon, Yet silent and serene, Crowned with thorns and robed in mocking purple, By that silence a world You did redeem. The Cross that centuries ago on Calvary stood Tells me my cross I too must learn to bear, To cleanse my soul and teach me good, By my life’s journey eternal happiness to share. Frank Phillipone f i q 3 ninety-seven ®fje Historp Club HILE all the various classes at school were busy- organizing clubs to carry on work in the fields of learning outside of the class routine, Father Brien su ggested a history club. The members of the classes heartily supported the proposal and soon a lively group was assembled to carry on a new branch of activity in the history of the school. The first step to be taken in the actual formation of this club was the election of worthy officers. A meeting was called and Orlando Pisaturo was elected president and Adrian Hanna and Bernard Drexl were chosen vice-president and secretary respectively. Likewise a com¬ mittee was formed which was to prepare programs for the meetings. This step paved the way for numerous interesting as well as educational meetings. Papers on a variety of subjects concerning history, past and current, were read and well received. However, the outstanding events were: a debate on war debts which was won by the negative side, much to the annoyance of their opponents, and a motion picture of the life of George Washington. The latter was a novel idea and enthusiastically received by all the student body. This was the first event to be undertaken by a club for the benefit of the entire school. The members of this club are very proud of the success which their endeavors have attained and it is the sincere wish that those who were junior members of the club will continue the work which they have begun. Of course the field of activities will be expanded as time goes on. With the start that this organization already has it should not be very difficult to make the history club the out¬ standing club of the school. Those who will carry on this work have the best wishes of the graduating members for their success in attaining great heights in their endeavors in behalf of the history club. Edward C. Pappert ninety-eight HISTORY CLUB When school is done and homeward My thoughts are turned once more I hurry with my comrades To the street car’s open door. Then suddenly it strikes me (I take it very hard) Once more have I forgotten My identification card. P. V. M. Oh, bump you flat wheeled car of mine Oh, bump you to the school; At three-fifteen again I’ll ride If I have kept the rule:— Climbed the right stairs, whistled not, And recited well. At evening time come back to me When rings the closing bell- Frederick Meyer J Uv SS 1J ninety-nine MEMBERS OF Le CERCLE FOCH m g ; iSggZ2CZ( 1 Q 3 X ) ICZSEZX3 He Cercle Jfoci) Aux nouveaux venus, aux finissants de la premiere annee de frangais bienvenue au Cercle Foch! Si vous etes interesses dans la langue fran- gaise, si vous desirez la parler mieux que vous ne le faites a present, si vous voulez acquerir un peu de l’esprit frangais et du savoir-faire du vrai Frangais, notre Cercle fera vos delices, nous vous assurons. Car le Cercle a pour buts pricipaux d’unir les interesses dans un milieu de culture et d’erudition. Afin de donner a chacun de nos membres une veritable inspiration, nos predecesseurs de la classe de 1930 ont nomme notre club le Cercle Foch. Puisse l’esprit de ce grand capitaine chretien animer nos efforts non seulement dans nos etudes ici a l’lnstitut de Saint Thomas d’Aquin, mais aussi dans les carrieres diverses que nous pourrons choisir dans la vie. Notre administration se composait cette annee des membres suivants: Diredeur —Rev. Paul Mallon C.S.B. M.A. President —Frederick G. Meyer Vice-President —Lawrence Morelli Secretaire —Richard M. Quinn. Tresorier —Donald E. Dailey. one hundred THE ITALIAN CLUB 31 Ctrcolo 3taltano Nessun istituto scolastico degno di nota puo’ dispensarsi dall’in- segnamento della lingua italiana. Quando la storia avra’ cessato di ricordare le gesta dei conquistatori romani, il diritto romano con¬ tinues’ sempre lo stesso a scrivere le leggi dei popoli. Piu’ grande pero’ di giurisprudenza, genio d’arti, o vittorie, sulle rovine dei Cesari e sorta Fautorita’ spirituale di Roma, abbraciando in un atto di fede universale ed eterna tutte le nazioni del mondo. Chi ha ereditato il patrimonio orgoglioso di mille glorie diverse, e nel corso dei tempi si e’ mostrata piu’ degna di conservare questo sacro retaggio, se non l’ltalia di oggi? Togliete dalle conquiste del genio e umano eroismo attraverso i secoli scorsi il nome d’ltalia, e nessun altra storia puo’ riempire quel vuoto. Perche’ non attingere alia fonte diretta, la lingua italiana, l’in- segnamento fecondo di queste vette immortali? Solide promesse in questo ramo speciale l’Istituto D’Aquina pre¬ para sotto l ' illuminata direzione di Padre Mallon e del signor Hurley. I seguenti sono gli ufficiali: Segretario: Luigi Di Paolo Presidente: Giovanni Nacca „ . . „ Vice-Presidente: Michele Mangano esonere. ao o loce Giovanni Nacca 19 HftOTnjfiB 9 m one hundred one Cf )t Talue of Jfflatfjemafics; HERE are many people who fail to see the profit of the study of mathematics- According to some, a mathematician is a mechanical, shallow and super¬ ficial person without any depth of thought or appre¬ ciation of the beautiful things in life. However this conviction is erroneous as I shall now try to prove. Mathematics is a fundamental part of advanced edu¬ cation. The power to think and to do is the ultimate end of education; the acquisition of facts is one of the instruments used in the attempt to develop this power rather than itself the end of education. Mathe¬ matics plays an important role in this process as we shall see later. Before taking up these questions, brief mention may be made of the importance of the facts of mathematics. It has a practical value that is very great. There is no subject, except the use of the mother tongue which is so intimately connected with everyday life and so necessary to the successful conduct of affairs. Wherever we turn in this scientific age, we find that mathematics has been the pioneer and guarantees the results. If by some mighty cataclysm every book on mathematics were wiped off the earth and every trace of this science removed, consider what would result: indus¬ tries would stop; business would be slowed up; engineering would cease; every ship on the seas would be stricken with blindness; mines would shut down; Wall Street would close; and many other drastic results would follow. Were its backbone of mathematics removed, our material civilization would collapse. This subject is also necessary for certain branches of college work. The student in the future may take up an occupation requiring a knowledge of mathematics. It is true that pure mathematics does not find a place in all walks of life; though this remark applies with equal force to every other subject of study. The elements of English (but only the elements) are in constant use. And this is true in only English- speaking countries, while, applied mathematics is of importance throughout the entire world. Mathematics is strongly ingrained in nature, the study of which leads to weighing and measuring and establishing relations, which can be expressed best in mathematical form. So completely is na¬ ture mathematical that some of the more exact natural sciences, as astronomy, physics and chemistry, are largely mathematical in character. Little can be understood of the phenomena of nature without some knowledge of mathematics- Still more important than the subject matter of mathematics l is the fact that it exemplifies most typically, clearly and simply cer¬ tain modes of thought which are of the utmost importance to every¬ one. One of these is the anility to grasp a situation, to seize the facts, and to perceive correctly the state of affairs. Mathematics is specially adapted to the beginning or this practice because its facts are few and uncomplicated. When the situation is grasped, when the facts are as well in hand as possible, inferences must be made from them. A subject suitable ior the purpose of drawing conclu¬ sions should have three characteristics, its conclusions should be certain. There is only one branch which may claim certainty; in which experts have not seriously disagreed,—mathematics. It is a subject whose students can be reasonably sure whether or not their conclusions are right. Mathematics possess the second desideratum, simplicity. It begins with tew and uncomplicated definitions and axioms, and proceeds, step by step, to quite elaborate cases. Math¬ ematics also has the third requirement, applicability. That is, that the skill acquired in drawing conclusions extends beyond its own confines and is applicable to other subjects. The knowledge of how to arrange a logical proof as well as the ability to draw correct conclusions, can be made of great value to us in other fields in which deductive logic can be applied. Mathematics has also other values. It has a value in cultivating the scientific development of subjects to a finished form, which is ideal for other sciences. Mathematics gives an easy and early op¬ portunity to make independent discoveries. It cultivates the habit of self-scrutiny and the power of attention, and it fosters habits of neatness and accuracy. Mathematics makes constant demands upon the imagination, calls for picturing in space, of one, two or three dimensions, and no considerable success can be attained without a growing ability to imagine all the various possibilities of a given case. In this way it is valuable in the development of the imagina¬ tion. Mathematics also has an esthetic side- It is in a sense poetry. Some one has written that “one merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more in fewer words than prose.” And may we not with perfect truth continue, “one merit of mathematics no one can deny; it says more in fewer words than any other science in the world.” If poetry is unfallen speech, then geometry is undebased thought. Goethe called a noble cathedral “frozen music”, but it might even better be called “petrified mathematics.” The beauty of symmetry, where else is it found so completely as in mathmatics, and where else does rhythm play so great a part as here? Mathe¬ matics has beauties of its own,—of simplicity, of symmetry, of com¬ pactness, of completeness. iMDai sssr m — one hundred three Mathematics creates a reverence for truth. It is the exact science. It is one of the eternal verities, insisting on the true, with¬ out regard to authority, tradition, self-interest, or prejudice. Pro¬ fessor David Eugene Smith of Columbia University gives an inter¬ esting treatment of this fact of the truth of mathematics. “Did you ever think how you might proceed to make an attempt to com¬ municate with Mars by signals: such as placing enormous search¬ lights to form some picture on the Sahara, that the Martian might be certain was not an accidental arrangement, and yet something he would understand? It could not be a representation of a living thing, for if Mars has life its forms are probably not like those of the earth. It could not be words in letters nor numerals which had their source on this earth. The most hopeful symbol we could give to attract the attention of a world much older than our own. and probably more refined, would be the figure of the theorem of Py¬ thagoras, the squares on the three sides of a right triangle. You may smile at the idea but you probably can’t think of a better sym¬ bol ; and the reason is that here is one of the verities of the universe. Before Mars was, or the earth, or the sun, and long after each has ceased to exist; there and here and in the most remote regions of stellar space, the square on the hypotenuse was and is, and ever shall be equivalent to the sum of the squares on the sides.” And now, to show the necessity of mathematics in many of the walks of life, may I quote Professor Young of the University of Chicago? “Are you to be a lawyer? How can you learn to analyse a complicated legal case, if you cannot learn to analyse a simple proposition of geometry? Are you a student of history? How can you determine the influence of Napoleon on the world’s develop¬ ment, if you are incapable of determining the influence of a coeffi¬ cient in a simple relation of algebra? Are you a linguist? How will you translate a masterpiece, with its myriad shades of mean¬ ing, from one language into another, if you cannot learn to translate a trifling “reading problem” into the corresponding mathematical symbols? Are you to be a physician? How will you diagnose and eliminate a disease, with its complicated, ambiguous, and obscure symptoms, if you lack the faculties needed to diagnose and eliminate the unknown quantity out of an elementary equation?” And finally, mathematics enables one to grasp the Infinite. In the history of the world, mathematics had its genesis in the yearn¬ ing of the human soul to solve the mystery of the universe in which it is a mere atom. How can a man, when he perceives the beauties and perfection of nature around him, and, after delving into the great truths of mathematics, help but believe there is a God? W. George Swalbach LJj one hundred four Utfcj SENIORS CREDITED WITH FOUR YEARS OF MATHEMATICS ROOM 107—LEADERS IN LENTEN SACRIFICE OFFERINGS 19 3 X one hundred five CZS2 I m EZKZffl ' je Aquinas $f)tlafeltc Club ECAUSE of the ever increasing interest in philately, or, as it is commonly called, stamp collecting, several Aquinas students headed by John Keenan, organized themselves into the Aquinas Philatelic Association with the purpose of furthering interest in philately and aiding Aquinas collectors to build up and appre¬ ciate the full value of their collections. The primary sources of history are found in ma¬ teri als such as manuscripts, objects of art, statues and coins. It is the belief of stamp collectors that stamps, too, are original sources of history as well as aids to the study of art, geography, language and current affairs. Stamp collecting is child’s play? Not at all. Ten millions of dol¬ lars are annually spent in the pursuit of this hobby. Nor do only young people interest themselves in collecting. Thousands of men and women prominent in world affairs are still able to find not only enjoyment in their hobby but also priceless educational benefits. For the edification of our reader, let us enumerate some noted col¬ lectors, in order to show the universal fascination and appeal that the hobby has: George V. of England, John Drinkwater, the author, Suzanne Lenglen, the French tennis star, Roger Babson, the finan¬ cial observer, Governor Roosevelt, and among the Hollywood lights, Adolph Menjou and Corinne Griffith. With a membership of about thirty students from all the four years, the Aquinas stamp club has had a most successful year. Speakers selected both from local philatelic organizations and from our own members have, from time to time, addressed the club on the finer points of philately. Two exhibits have been held at which members displayed to the public their favorite collections and prize specimens. Meetings have been well attended and the vigor with which the members carried out their projects as well as the cooperation they have given their officers is indeed most praise¬ worthy. If such wholehearted cooperation and interest is exhibited in the future, the success of the Aquinas Philatelic Association is assured. The Administration for the Year 1931-32 President — Richard M. Quinn, 32 Vice-President — John Keenan, ’34 Secretary — Charles Quade, ’32 Treasurer — Raymond Arbor, ’32 Faculty Advisor — Mr. James Martin, B. S. Richard Quinn Y r ft 19 3 one hundred six Dolan: Are you the barber who cut my hair last time? Barber: No, I’ve only worked here a year. A N -ci C. Mother: Eat your spinach, dear. Esse: Aw, Ma, I don’t like spinach- Mother: Just make believe you like it, dear. Eesse: I ' d rather make believe I’m eating it. Mr. Deviny: What is a transparent object? Saeli: Something you can see through. Mr. Deviny: Give me an example. Saeli: A doughnut. Pudetti: What did I get in the test? Father Wurzer: You got zero. Pudetti: Well, that means nothing to me. Father Joseph O’Donnell: Where were boys eudcated during the Middle Ages? Quinn: Why, in the knight schools of course. THE PHILATELIC CLUB one hundred seven 3EZ 2 n y y ’®toasi PnUig..! A story is told that Queen Victoria, being delighted with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, sent to her bookseller for other works by the same author—but when they arrived, she was astonished, not to say somewhat put out to find them abstruse volumes on deter¬ minants and Euclid, with the very unromantic name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on the title page. As this is the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Lewis Carroll, alias, Charles Dodgson, it is appropriate for us to recall a few bits of his nonsense. As Aquinas Institute holds in high esteem the subject of mathe¬ matics we might do well to read what Lewis Carroll considers the requirements for this department of learning. Here is a very amus¬ ing list that he made out: A. A very large room for calculating Greatest Common Measure. To this a small one might be attached for Least Common Multiple . . B. A piece of open ground for keeping Roots and practicing their extraction; it would be advisable to keep Square Roots by themselves as their corners are apt to damage the others. C. A room for reducing Fractions to their Lowest Terms. This should be provided with a cellar for keeping the Lowest Terms when found, which might be available to the general body of Undergradu¬ ates for the purpose of “Keeping Terms.” D. A large room which might be darkened and fitted up with a magic lantern for the purpose of exhibiting circulating decimals in the act of circulation . . . E. A narrow strip of ground, railed off and carefully leveled, for investigating the properties of Asymptotes, and testing prac¬ tically whether Parallel Lines meet or not: for this purpose, it should reach, to use the expressive language of Euclid, “ever so far.” To conclude this brief memoriain, let us recall a few lines from one of his outstanding poems: JABBERWOCKY “’Twas brillig and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgabe.” Hugh Tate Father Morgan: If Shakespeare were alive today, wouldn’t he be looked upon as a remarkable man. Thaney: I’ll say so; he’d be three hundred years old. 1 Q one hundred eight one hundred nine one hundred ten Uramattcs; HE YEAR now closing was surely a success at Aqui¬ nas as far as work in dramatics goes. When Mr. Joseph Schnitzer, who directed the school plays for so long and with such great success, left Aquinas a year ago, we were all sorry to see him go, and many thought that dramatics could not maintain their former standard. However, all who thought thus were decidedly wrong. Mr. Edwin J. Dolan, who took the place of Mr. Schnitzer, cleared up this delu¬ sion. A more competent director could not have been found to carry on the work so splendidly begun. The success of the dramatic work during this year is a silent and stand¬ ing testimony to the great ability and work of Mr. Dolan. While we are unwilling to discredit the ability of Mr. Schnitzer, we must admit that the plays presented this past season under Mr. Dolan’s direction have upheld or even raised the standard of the plays hitherto presented at Aquinas. We are all grateful to Mr. Dolan for his great work and the entire student body is one in congratu¬ lating him on his huge success. The School Play—To The Ladies Mr. Dolan, in addition to being a clever director, possesses good judgment in a high degree, as was evidenced by his choice of “To the Ladies” for the school play, which was presented Monday and Tuesday evenings, October twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh. He could hardly have made a wiser choice for his first play than he did in choosing this successful comedy in three acts by George Kauf¬ man and Marc Connelly. The very fact that Marc Connelly was the co-author seemed to warrant its success. In addition, the play was ideal in plot, setting and time for an amateur performance of this kind. Another of Mr. Dolan’s assets is his ability to select the right person to typify the characterization in which he is placed. The cast was filled with competent performers. A1 Boylan, making his debut at Aquinas as the heroine o f “To the Ladies,” deserves praise for his able feminine impersonation. Frank Gottry and John Edelman, the inseparable Frankie and Johnnie, lived up to their reputations as actors. Hugh Tate, our veteran feminine imper¬ sonator, was also laudable. Donald Hassett is as amusing as his brother, William, and supplied much comedy to the play with his speech during the banquet scene. A1 Frank made a winsome stenog¬ rapher while Joe Volpe was a delightful villian. Archie Harris was good as Chester Mullin, one of those pests, replete with advice and suggestions. The other members of the cast also filled their parts well. V U m n i$ 1 q a xl one hundred eleven r A ' vyi- ; YW- JBW 1 “MISTRESS CASTLEMAN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER” The Freshmen Present a Christmas Play Written by the Reverend Daniel Lord, S. J. Another of Mr- Dolan’s accomplishments was the formation of an active Dramatic Club. It was the influence of this club in bring¬ ing together those interested in dramatics that resulted in a Christ¬ mas play, put on for the student body by a freshman cast Friday, December eighteenth. “Mistress Castleman’s Christmas Dinner,” which is a play dealing with a Yankee spy in a British camp at Christmas time during the American Revolution, was highly in keep¬ ing with the feelings of the Yuletide. Richard Miller, the secretary of the Dramatic Club, was very good as the British officer, Colonel Bradshaw. He has a powerful voice and gives promise of great acting ability. James Coniff, as Lieutenant Sanborne, also played his part well. It can easily be seen that there is much ability in¬ herent in the ranks of the freshmen. One thing especially amused the audience, the snow storm. Though the snow did come down in rather uneven gusts, at least the idea of winter was conveyed. We compliment the freshmen upon this new venture and upon their histrionic ability. IZSZ! ' one hundred twelve Our Senior Play— In the Next Room For a long time a number of seniors had been making known their desire to have a mystery play at Aquinas, and it was they that presented it Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, April fifth and sixth. Mr. Dolan again made a wise choice in selecting “In the Next Room”, a play in three acts by Eleanor Robson and Harriet Ford, based on the “Mystery of the Boule Cabinet”, a novel by Burton Stevenson. The plot is filled with intrigues, murders, blackmail, and secret drawers. Philip Vantine has brought a rare copy of an original Boule Cabinet and ordered it shipped to his New York home. It turns out to be the original and its possession is sought by many strange people. Before the mystery concerned with it can be cleared, two persons meet mysterious deaths and the happiness of many others is threatened. However, the mystery is solved by the hero and everything ends happily. Billy Malley, a sophomore, the only member of the cast who is not a Senior, was marvelous as Lorna Webster. Billy has the voice, size, figure, and above all, the ability which sets him apart as a born portrayer of feminine roles- He makes such a good looking girl that even the rest of the cast was falling for him. By the time a student reaches seniordom, he is apt to be too tall and he has too deep a voice to act a girl’s part. This is the reason why an underclassman always plays the feminine lead, and also why Belden as Madame De Charriere and Swalbach as Julia seemed a bit out of proportion. John Edelman pulled off his dying act with great skill. Frank Gottry was a deserving hero and, as can always be expected, displayed his customary talent, as well as some wrestling ability in his struggle with Tom Hanley, who made a typical villain in the role of Colonel Piggott with a long line of aliases. Hugh Tate is more than a feminine impersonator. As Parks, the butler, he was perfect, his characteristic English accent, augmented a little, fitting in nicely. Archie Harris was good as the suave Frenchman, Armand. His French accent and Jimmie Belden’s Swedish accent were well effected. Joe Volpe, the gruff and dumb police inspector, John Donahue, his assistant, and Charles Quade, the policeman, all played their parts well. The contrast between Rogers, played by William Hassett, and his wife, Julia, played by George Swalbach, provoked much amusement among the members of the audience. It might be well to note also that the stage prop¬ erties, the changing of scenes and such work, was entirely in the hands of students, instead of members of the faculty as has been the custom in the past. The Seniors certainly deserve credit for their success in the presentation of “In the Next Room”, and they in turn thank Mr. Dolan for his kind efforts in their interest. George W. Swalbach one hundred fourteen Jforgan €t aec 0ltm JflemintSsie 3ubabtt X “Perhaps it will be pleasant hereafter to remember these things” OR FOUR YEARS we have helped carry on the tra¬ ditions of Aquinas Dramatics. In this time, from wee freshmen up to our last valiant attempt at suc¬ cess, we have striven our best to provide amusing entertainment for you and the outside public- I shall endeavor to recall to your minds the plays we have presented in the last few years. As freshmen we answered the call for tryouts of “We’ve Got To Have Money”, by Edward Laska. In this, much to our joy, we were given small parts to prove our mettle in this work. Well do I remember “Bill” Hassett who made such a hit in his characterization of Shultz, the German salesman. Others of us had like parts in which our characteriza¬ tions, although not lengthy, added spice to the play. Then came “Broadivay Jones”, by George M. Cohan. In this we advanced to deeper and straighter parts. The only bad fea¬ ture about this play was the idea of the young boy Sam Spotswood (remember?) playing an unplayable banjo. There were quite a number of familiar faces: Hugh Tate in his first success as an actress, and “Chuck” Quade as another female impersonator. I, for one, shall never forget the opening night of this play. “Chuck” had a slight mustache and he wouldn’t shave it (reasons unknown). Mr. Schnitzer put so much make-up on him that it cracked and there was poor “Chuck” bristles and all trying to act like a lady. Another young man who broke into the lime light in this play was “Jim” Belden in the role of a beautiful stenographer. Our Junior year found us carrying the best parts in the school play. This time we put on “Shavings”, by Pauline Phelps and Marian Short. Here I was fortunate enough to play the lead of the unlucky old mariner who fell in love and lost. Do you remember “Johnnie” Edelman as Phineas Babbitt, the old crank? Hugh Tate as the dashing blonde or was he a brunette in this one? “Jim” Bel¬ den as “Maude” the village belle, and “Billy” Malley as little Bar¬ bara, Hugh’s daughter? Incidentally, this was the last play in which we had the pleasure of Mr- Schnitzer’s capable direction. Then came our last year, a year in which most of us would be through with the stage forever, while others might go on, and, someday, see their names high on a bill-board with lights all around it, and have the felicitations of thousands of public admirers. During this year we picked “To The Ladies”, by George Kaufman and Marc Connelly. With a new director and a rather tt i q 3 one hundred fifteen m capable cast, we set to work on this drama with all the intention in the world of making good for Mr. Dolan, as well as for ourselves. Though this play was rather heavy for most of you, I think the majority enjoyed its unusualness. Who can forget playboy “Archie” Harris in the role of Chester Mullin, or “Joe” Volpe as the bad, bad, villian who tried to take away the young hero’s job? Or young Don¬ ald Hassett’s (Bill’s brother) scene as the politician. Remember his bottle? It was filled with root beer. In passing I should like to men¬ tion the fine work Justin Mayer did as the toastmaster. And of course you remember the excellent role that young “Al” Boylan played as Elsie Beebe, Leonard’s wife. You’ll hear more of this lad, as he is only entering his Sophomore year. Finally we approached the end, and its portentousness settled on us like the crack of doom. But, once the cast was picked, for this our Senior and last play, we entered with a will into the work of putting over the first mystery play ever presented at Aquinas. This play, “In The Next Room ”, was written by Eleanor Robson and Harriet Ford. Although Mr. Dolan made a huge success of “To The Ladies ”, he really outdid himself in this play, probably because he realized that our end was near. We didn’t have much time to prepare for this, but as our director selected a fairly experienced cast the play went along nicely. The first night of its presentation wasn’t so bad, but the second night a strange feeling seemed to grip each one of us, that is, all except “Billy” Malley who had the honor of being the only underclassman in the cast. None of us knew what to say, but deep down in our hearts we were hoping we could go on another night. As the third act started to close I myself felt like heaving a heavy sigh, not one of tiredness, but one of regret for four of the finest dramatic years I ever have or ever will experience. At the end we made our bow, went slowly to the dressing room, changed our clothes, took off our make-up, as much as possible, and went forth with smiling faces, which bravely hid our feelings, to receive for the last time the plaudits of those who saw, what we hope was the best play ever to be presented by our club- Frank Gottry $ $ s St. Joe’s: The weeks are shorter in Buffalo than in any other city. Aquinas: Why? St. Joe’s: The wind blows four days out of the week. Mr. Cummings: What instruments make foot notes? Meyer: Shoe horns- Frosh (rushing into library) : I want the life of Caesar. Mr. White: Sorry, but Brutus beat you to it. 19 32P one hundred sixteen THE AQUINAS DRAMATIC CLUB $ « S Jug The word that once through ’Quinas halls The pall of silence sent, Now echoes not from ’Quinas walls Nor bears the threat it lent. So sleep the youth in English more, No fears their dreams torment And profs who once said, “Stay till four” Now wonder where it went! Elmer Frank one hundred seventeen one hundred eigh teen W )t iBanb aitb ©rcfjestra ♦ S A STUDENT, graduating from Aquinas, I review with pride the work done by the School Band and Orchestra, which may be truly spoken of as two of the finest musical units of any high school in Roch¬ ester. It was during my first year that an organized band was inaugurated. However it did very little playing, except at assemblies. The Symphony Or¬ chestra, though, was already a well organized unit and it played with finesse at its concerts and at the School dramatic presentations. In my second year, work was begun in earnest on the Senior Band, and it was fully organized and rehearsed. On Memorial Day it marched in the Parade and captured the mythical prize for the best band on review. That was a great year for the Band and it furnished a spirit of competition that kept the Orchestra in tune and in time. As a Junior I again played in both Band and Orchestra, and although many of the old familiar faces had passed from the groups and many new ones came to fill the vacancies, the Director of Music again turned out a Band and Orchestra worthy of the name, Aqui¬ nas. The year ' s concert was an artistic success and I am sure it was well received, if the size of the audience counts for anything, and I know it does- Each succeeding year tries hard to outdo the years before it, and in this, my Senior year, greater steps were taken than ever the other years even dreamed of. The Band and Orchestra of this year surpassed those of all preceding years. Even a Glee Club was formed to promote an interest in music among those who favored the human voice as the instrument of their choice. A Junior Band, and a Saxophone Ensemble of fifteen pieces, were rounded into shape for the concert and the Mission Day entertainment. The Dance Orchestra was reorganized to play for the great dance of the year—the Mission Dance. This year, without a doubt, was a tri¬ umphant climax of the music work in Aquinas Institute, and it seems that any further progress can be but a dim anticlimax. To our Director must go a full measure of much deserved praise and thanks, for under his guiding hand we have accomplished a great end. We can but hope that all the succeeding classes which study under Director Cummings will derive as much joy and learn as much music as we have. Frank Doherty 19 3 1 )g«ZlZlZ3 one hundred nineteen one hundred twenty THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7 kV. 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We are rounding the turn for the last lap in our race for high-school diplomas. After three years of work and sport we have finally arrived at the last stop before graduation. For three years we have overcome obstacles which blocked the road to success. But one year—and that, no doubt, the most important year—remains for us to do our¬ selves justice. Therefore, neither faltering nor stumbling into the pitfalls of failure, let us rise and make the year ’33 a banner year in Aquinas history. It is said that Time waits for no man. The years have flown on their invisible wings since we entered this school in 1929. Now we may stop and take an inventory of our work. If, in the preceding years, we failed to succeed in overcoming our scho¬ lastic difficulties, let us forget our troubles and, with a revised schedule, attack the problems of scholastic life with a new vigor. As freshmen we may have whiled away valuable time because of our childish instincts; but now, we should begin to think more deep¬ ly, to form good habits, and to strive for the heights of success- We are on the threshold of our final, and, therefore, most crucial year.-We face the crisis of our high-school careers. By keeping our¬ selves in the best condition, physically, mentally, and morally, we may accomplish the many things expected of us as Seniors. To the Freshmen, and in fact to all the underclassmen, we shall be the leaders; and, as such, we should conduct ourselves at all times as Christian gentlemen. They will look up to us for example in studies, sports, and other extra curricular activities. If we do not support these activities of our school, we cannot expect the whole-hearted support of the student body. It will be necessary for us, then, with lively interest to support every movement of our superiors. Are we going to let down not only our own records, but those of the school by failing to do our duty? No. We never shall! Let us, therefore, strive for success—not only for the honor it will bring with it, but for the satisfaction of knowing we have not failed; and so that, having passed through the portals of Aquinas, we may take with us the high standards of Catholic education. Let us be devoid of any regrets for not having accomplished any bril¬ liant success. We must therefore make the best of our opportunities so that when we have finished our life’s work, we may truthfully say, with Tennyson: “I have lived my life, and that which I have done, May He within Himself make pure.” George Koerner, Robert Wahl one hundred twenty-five one hundred twenty-six ebevteg 3n $3n Aeroplane There is a romance and a thrill in aviation that cannot be found elsewhere. Anyone who has ever taken a ride in a plane, can well understand this enthusiasm. At last, we have a chance to get away from the noise and bustle of the city and get up into the wide, blue sky. Here, seated in the open cockpit of a modern high-speed plane, one can forget the seething world below; forget that he is only one of the millions of ants, who, hurrying about in their daily work, look up and sigh longingly for the wild freedom of the birds. The powerful motor, roaring through the sky, has a soothing throb to it and the slender plane itself swooping and gliding, is remi¬ niscent of a graceful gull. Far below the city skyscrapers, towering and majestic in appearance, present a beautiful skyline while gloomy canyons form a dark background for it. Off at a distance, one can see the harbor where ships from all parts of the world are coming in, bringing people from different nations and climes into contact with the New World. Destroyers and battleships are anchored nearby, while up above, soft, billowy clouds flit incessantly by. But night is falling and the song of the engine is the only sound in the black stillness all around. The stars have begun to twinkle—a silver moon plays hide-and-seek with scudding cloudheads. Now the plane goes faster and one can feel the gradual sweep of increasing speed, until, with a rush the ship leaps forward. The pace is terrific! Zooming! rolling! twisting! diving! A slender man-made machine defying the elements, scorning the earth and putting t he eagle to shame. What more can man desire ? The blood goes singing through one’s veins and such a tearing, choking feeling of ab¬ solute supremacy and power pervades one, that it is almost overwhelming in its immensity. No longer is man earth- bound. He has conquered the air! Sam Cavallaro one hundred twenty-seven one hundred twenty-eight SOPHOMORES ®Hfjo iMjall ikion lie Juniors WO YEARS have passed since the day we entered the portals of Aquinas—two years of joy and sorrow, success and disappointment. We stand on the thresh¬ old of a new year in Aquinas, a year that will, per¬ haps, be tinged with those little tragedies that in¬ evitably occur in any form of life, but which fade into oblivion when we contrast them with the rosy memories of happiness and triumph. On entering our freshman year our attitude was one of bewilderment, amazement. Aquinas was so different from grammar school- It took a long period to accustom ourselves to the change. Our feelings as sophomores were much different. We had become used to high school life; the novelty had worn off. We were old men. This was our school. We laughed and looked down at the timid freshmen, scurrying from class to class in groups, quite forgetting that one short year before, we had been laughed at in the same way. As we filed into the large auditorium, we looked about for our friends of the year before. While we waited for Father Grady to give his customary words of advice before the new term, we renewed old friendships and talked over the prospects of our Sophomore year. We then left the auditorium for the Home Room which had been given us. With us were friends of the year before and many others, whom we quickly learned to know and like. As we passed from class to class we met new teachers. Unfamiliar studies were assigned. Geometry, History, French, Latin, German, Italian, Eng¬ lish, Religion—all gave us plenty of worry and study. The sopho¬ more year is a hard year and those who weather the gale can feel justly proud. But Aquinas school life is not all hard work. There are various activities to promote interest. Athletics, as always, holds a high place in the school program. So, more than ever, do Dramatics. A new venture, a wholly successful one is the paper, The Maroon and White. Throughout the year the work of Band and Orchestra progressed rapidly. Various clubs grew and thrived. The sopho¬ more class is proud of its members that helped these activities to success. Gradually, the time grows near for the closing of the last semes¬ ter. Of the large band of sophomores that started out on its journey but few have wearied and dropped out. The rest have weathered the gale, taking bad breaks with good ones, passing over seem¬ ingly insurmountable obstacles. We have achieved the goal and gone on to triumph. So, we who have been sophomores now turn our face toward our next goal and prepare for our life as juniors. John Springer 19 3 2Pg« one hundred-twenty-nine one hundred thirty SOPHOMORES Wt Jfresljmen ID YOU ever stop to wonder how a tiny ant must feel when it comes above ground to mingle with the mor¬ tals? If you did, you must appreciate my state of mind when I found myself, one balmy morning in September, in the select company of Aquinas high school students. They came pouring into the school from all directions, the more fortunate in automo¬ biles, some by street car, others on foot. I started out wrong by trudging rather timidly up the front walk, no less, and straight in through the front portals. 1 did not try that again, you may be sure. I began to feel a little hot under the collar and I imagined my ears were begin¬ ning to curl, when suddenly, to my relief, I spied one of my eighth grade friends. Misery loves company, so we both followed the crowd into the auditorium. I was glad to find a seat because my legs felt rather weak. I was “green’’ and, to make matters worse, I knew it. Well, after things quieted down, Father Grady welcomed us in his own inimitable way, and I began to relax a little. I felt much better when I found myself assigned to a home room with several of my former pals. Thus began my career as a freshman at Aquinas. There were several things we had to learn those first few months at the expense of our pride and dignity,—but “what price glory.” High school life was something entirely new to everyone of us and in order to teach us the value of our new studies and how to go about the process of learning them, a series of assemblies was held exclusively for the freshmen. Each of these assemblies was marked by a talk given by the head of some department. Interest ran high and the practical value of these talks could be traced in a more in¬ telligent application on the part of the student body. But ours is not “all work and no play.” The next big event in school life was the School Play. Many freshmen members of the Dramatic Club helped to make this production a success and one of the leading roles was taken by one of our number. To satisfy the desires of the musical-minded, a Freshman Band was organized under the guiding baton of Mr. John W. Cummings, musical di¬ rector at Aquinas. Most of these boys proved to be quite promising musicians and were rewarded for their efforts by being promoted to the Advanced School Band. Then came the Quarterly Examinations. They proved to be fatal for a few, but many others were rewarded for hard work by being placed on the Honor Roll, and a few were made eligible for the St. one hundred thirty-one one hundred thirty-two Thomas Club, the scholarship club of Aquinas. It is only fair to add that the highest average in the school was obtained by a prom¬ inent but modest freshman. When Christmas time came around the school was entertained by the dramatic efforts of the freshmen. Under the direction of Mr. Dolan, a short one-act Christmas play was produced by the lower classmen, which proved to be quite a success. This was our first venture into the field of dramatics and we found the experience a pleasant one. Seemingly quite soon the time for the mid-year examinations came. Fortunately, as a result of these, few freshmen were obliged to discontinue academic pursuits. Again, as in the Quarterlies, the highest mark was obtained by a freshman. During the winter the sports enthusiasts were satisfied by the work of the basketball team, which won nearly all games played. Best of all, Aquinas beat her two greatest rivals on the court—C. B. A- from Syracuse and St. Joseph’s from Buffalo. This year many active clubs were organized in Aquinas, among them the Dramatic Club and the Aquinas Philatelic Association. The membership of these clubs was greatly bolstered by freshmen who took a leading part in their activities. The Stamp Clu b put on an interesting exhibit of stamps in the School Library. A large part of these stamps was donated by the freshman members. With June examinations near our freshman year draws to a close. Many worth while events have happened this year which we shall always remember. We are not quite so “green” as we used to be. The old fear is gone. There is a stronger note in the name “Sophomore” which henceforth is ours. Welcome Freshmen of 1932! May your victories be as sweet and your trials as few as ours of 1931! Charles Holmes John Kier $ $ § Russer: What is more beautiful to behold than a beautiful girl? Hart: Such grammar! You mean “to be held.” Knitter: Do you like bathing beauties? Quinn: I don’t know; I never bathed one. Nally: Is that a Jersey cow over there? Mr. Hurley: Couldn’t tell you. I wasn’t able to see its License. Willie Hanna: Say, that guy busted the crystal of my watch. What should I do to him? Iuppa: Go ahead, give him de woiks. 1 Q 3 2)FlZgZMZ3 one hundred thirty-three one hundred thirty-four Iksptce Let us stop! The battle is won The goal is obtained. The melee is over; the struggle is done, No more we are pained. We are resting in peace and relaxing in ease; Well it is ours. But remember the joy as the pain on your knees During those happy hours- Remember Septembers and the tan, glowing faces Browned by the sun. Remember the hand-clasps and will of good graces. To all and one. Remember the victories and numerous successes Which were your pride. Remember your pals who in numerous distresses Stood by your side. Recall the quips that once lightened your heart; That smothered the gloom. Recall your own silly role and frivolous part That woke up the room. Recall and be happy for all, now is over. Fear not the pain But look back and see, where in childhood’s clover Such joys spring again! Frederick Meyer $ $ Meyer: I saw the doctor you told me to see. Maurer: Did you tell him I sent you? Meyer: Yes, I did. Maurer: What did he say? Meyer: He asked me to pay in advance. s $ e Hart: That was a mean trick the family played on Nick Iuppa. They had the piano tuned for the first time in twenty years. Ode: That’s no trick; that’s a favor. Hart: No, Nick plays by ear and now he has to learn all over again what notes to play. S $ $ Tate: Radio is wonderful. Yesterday I heard “Tannhauser.” Belden: Oh, I don’t bother about those little stations; I only get New York and Chicago- 10 3 ID one hundred thirty-five one hundred thirty-six FRESHMEN one hundred thirty seven Maw one hundred thirty-eight Coach Leary Coach Sullivan History attributes the events of the past, be they tragic or comic, to the ambitions of crafty and unscrupulous, kind and sympathetic men, who put their ambitions into decisions. When Father Grady made the decision to establish football permanently as a major sport at Aqui¬ nas, he threw the Marks pass that was re¬ ceived by the school of 1931 and touched down in the end zone of posterity; a new chapter in the history of Aqui¬ nas was formed, a chapter that will depend for its crowning finish upon the future students of our beloved Alma Mater. On September tenth, Mr. John Sullivan greeted many enthusiastic gridiron lovers (veterans and recruits alike). The first month’s work consisited entirely of whip- CONNELLY one hundred thirty-nine Nally ping the players into the peak of physical condition. However, night after night of long strenuous prac¬ tices tried the patience of the participants, and con¬ sequently, the squad was reduced to about five com¬ plete teams when we met Fairport in our initial fray. In all the six battles, that predominant fighting spirit which is so characteristic of Aquinas students, was the shining light of our victorious schedule. During the past football season, many benefits were derived both by the students and the partici¬ pants. The daily calis¬ thenics made our bodies immune against the dan¬ gers of the hard knocks of a football game. The fundamentals of football have taught us how this popular sport should be properly played. The medium, through which Father Grady has brought about the prestige of football at Aquinas, is our coach, John Sullivan. Through russer his unceasing efforts he developed an unde¬ feated eleven. The team played as a unit at all times; the line and backfield were synchronized into a perfect machine. A strong defense permitting only three touchdowns, a good offense, built around a powerful running attack, and a clever passing game, were too much for the opposition. Our mentor can justly boast of having his men in such condition that no one sus¬ tained a major injury. Under his direction, we not only gained the gems of the foot¬ ball treasure, but also the virtues of loyalty, fidelity to ideals and sportsmanship. Mr. Sullivan took every oppor¬ tunity to instill into our hearts the Catholic principles of fair Meagher play. There is no doubt that the future teams will be as successful as the gridmen of 1931, for as the seasons roll on, Mr. Sullivan will be¬ come to Aquinas what Knute Rockne was to Sullivan Notre Dame. ? i v f one hundred forty A At this time we wish to thank those students, r who so willingly ren- dered their moral sup- port and to the promi- nent men of Rochester, who were influential in fostering of Aquinas football. Our hearts go out to Father Grady, who has always sought to estab¬ lish those activities which stimulate the in¬ terests of the Aquinas student. We sincerely hope that the touchdown play which he called will be such as will create a sphere of public interest and that in the imme¬ diate future, other principals will look upon our Reverend Principal’s action as the most beneficial move ever made in the history of Rochester high schools. Van Allan Leary Finocchiaro We have given unstinted praise to the squad for its fine work in winning six games out of six. Who wouldn’t win for our Bishop? Not a game was played in his absence. Dear Bishop, accept the thanks of every student of Aquinas for the courage which your presence instilled within the heart of each member of our football squad. Joseph Connelly George Nally m mtk ! SK i rn V Is 1 1 one hundred forty-one one hundred forty-two Joseph Volpe William O’Leary John Slattery OUR CHEER LEADERS one hundred forty-three rj%v - Jgm r m H r m fp-2(A mu V FOOTBALL STATISTICS Individual Scoring — Aquinas Marks . 60 points 14 Connelly . 45 “ 20 “ Leary 18 “ 33 “ Van Allan 9 “ 21 “ Nally . 7 “ Shaller 6 “ 30 “ Mix. 1 “ 28 “ Total Aquinas Points 146 - Opposition 20 146 $ » $ Opposition Fairport 13 Geneseo 0 Webster 0 U. of R. Frosh 7 Waterloo 0 Albion 0 Opposit’n 20 Wl)t Quarterback He had a half a score of men Who moved as he commanded His red hair waved; the grand stand raved; The foe could not withstand it. And as they went, their sad thoughts bent On hair the shade of bricks. But is he good? He must be good To win six out of six. ]t Center He can’t be blamed if he should get His signals turned around. Why you’d be mixed up, too, I’ll bet If you played upside down. QL )t tackles ’Twas said of those who did oppose Our stalwart pair of tackles That they were hot, and they could not Be stopped unless with shackles. But if before the game those “lines” Were hot, ‘could not be beat’ When all was o’er, a closer term For them was Shredded Heat- one hundred forty four W)t Substitute Who scores the winning touchdown And never moves an inch? Who tackles all, then grabs the ball Without the slightest flinch? Who kicks each goal from placement And never moves a step? Who’s in each play and yet, they say, Is still just full of pep? The Substitute! And when it’s time for practice, Who takes it “on the chin”? And who gets smeared and later jeered Yet answers with a grin? Who, when the drill is over Is ready for the hearse? Who thinks he’s good but knows he should Have stuck to writing verse? The Substitute! P. V. M. ME J y m m $ $ s Father John O’Donnell: Last week I bought a tire cover from you and now I want to return it and I want my money back. Clerk: How’s that? Father O’Donnell: I put it on one of my tires and hadn’t driven ten miles before the plagued thing blew out. § $ $ “Ode” has learned from experience that a woman’s promise to be on time carries a lot of wait. e S Father Wurzer: And when it rained forty days and forty nights, what happened? Pudetti: The natives said it was very unusual. s $ s Fay: What’s the idea of stretching that awning between those two buildings? Marchese: Oh, I’m just making a house-to-house canvas. 3 S $ Girardi: Did you feel the shock of the earthquake this morning? Pudetti: No, I was riding with Granata. one hundred forty-five T( i n Basketball l ebieto HE SEASON of 1931-32 was but another demonstra¬ tion of Aquinas supremacy on the basketball court. A veteran team, composed entirely of players of ex¬ ceptional natural ability, developed by fine coaching, functioned almost faultlessly in nearly all of its games. Each individual member of the club showed his mettle and value as a basketball player many times during the season- The schedule of thirteen games included ten vic¬ tories and three defeats in games played against teams representative of New York State high school basketball. Of the defeats, one was sustained at the hands of Fair- port High by a 16-15 score, after a desperate battle, whose result was in doubt until the final fifteen seconds of play. The Irish trailed nearly all the way and seemed unable to solve the towners’ defense. Another of the losses was administered by Canandaigua Academy 19-14 in an overtime contest. In the extra period, Aquinas was held scoreless while their opponents amassed five points with amazing swiftness. The third blot on the record books had the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute of Buffalo for its source. The Instituters drew steadily away from the Maroon and White in the last quarter of the tilt to make their victory possible. The setback was a severe disappointment to two hundred Aquinas students who made the trip to Buffalo to see their team win. The first game in the Fairport series which was played on the Aquinas court went to the Irish by a five point margin. The first of the Canandaigua games was also an Aquinas victory. The first half of this contest was almost perfect in display of speedy, inter¬ esting basketball but the second half assumed much of the aspect of a brawl. The final score was 19-14. The Maroon soundly thumped a fairly strong Clyde High team in a drab game. Aquinas took the lead from the very beginning and was never threatened at any time during the contest. Brockport High threw a scare into the hearts of Aquinas supporters in the game on the Brockport Normal court. The towners continually cut down the small leads that the Irish were fortunate to secure and they threatened throughout the con¬ test. The Maroon had to be content with a 28-26 victory for Lincoln and Vaughn of Brockport were never effectively checked. Their efforts brought bursts of cheers from the towners’ supporters many times during the game. In a return contest at Rochester, however, Aquinas took a convincing victory and thwarted Brockport’s hopes which have materialized several times in the past- Jn 1EX3LL 19 3 x ' ) one hundred forty-six one hundred forty-seven Several hard practice drills brought the Aquinas team to top form and the St. Joe’s defeat at Buffalo was avenged in a well played game. St. Joe’s looked for a second victory but Aquinas shattered their air of confidence and went on to win by a comfortable margin. Canisius Prep fell twice before the Irish onslaught during the season. At Buffalo, the Prep boys, handicapped by the injury of Mancuso, their star forward, succumbed to the Maroon in an easy game. At Rochester, Canisius played a better tilt but Aquinas was always one move ahead of them. Despite their advantage in size, the University of Rochester Freshmen met defeat at the hands of Aquinas at the U. of R. court. The 31-13 victory was most decisive; the Freshmen scored only one point in the first half. In fact, the win was just twelve points more convincing than the efforts of any other Rochester high school that played the Frosh. The crowning glory of the season for Aquinas was the defeat of the traditional rival, Christian Brothers Academy of Syracuse. There was no Syracuse game this year. The Irish managed to pile up an eleven point lead in the first half and despite the desperate efforts in the second half of the Syracuse lads. Throughout the entire season there was not a single blot on the sportsmanship of the Aquinas team even in the periods of disap¬ pointment following the bitterest of defeats. However, we strike a sad note into our song of Aquinas achievement.—Joe, and Mike, and Chet, and Orv, and Hugh are leaving the school where for four years they have felt the pangs and stings of sorrow and the exuber¬ ance of the joys of youth. Never again will they drive speedily, relentlessly down the floor to an Aquinas victory- We who are leav¬ ing the portals of Aquinas look to Joey, and Dan, and Red, and the others to take the places of those who have gone before and to up¬ hold the traditions that have been so nobly upheld in the past. Player Individual Summary Pos. Games Goals Fouls Total Connelly, C. r.f. 13 30 14 74 Pellino l.f. 13 27 14 68 Marks c. 13 22 6 50 Heidt l.f. 10 19 7 45 Maliborski kg- 11 20 4 44 O’Neil c. 9 6 1 13 Waterman l.g. 7 4 0 8 Farrell r.f. 8 2 1 5 Meagher r.g. 9 2 2 6 Shannon l.f. 1 1 0 2 Sterling r.g. 4 0 0 0 Sullivan r.g. 1 0 0 0 Bedford l.g- 1 0 0 0 William B. Hanna, ’32 U w 2D one hundred forty-eight HOME ROOM TEAM—307 Victors in Intra-Mural Basketball Teams Gottry: I gave that man fifty cents for saving my life. Fox: Then what are you so mad about? Gottry: He gave me forty-five cents change. $ $ $ Freshman: Say, professor, how long could I live without brains? Professor: That remains to be seen. s e $ Father Dwyer, (sternly) : This essay on “Our Dog’’ is the same as your brother’s. Ray Blum: Yes, Father, it’s the same dog. 0 $ They were scarcely seated before Gottry nudged his companion and asked “What does that word ‘asbestos’ mean across the cur¬ tain?” “Pipe down,” said his Mercy High companion, “and don’t show your ignorance. That ' s Latin for ‘Welcome’.” one hundred forty-nine ®f)e Aquinas Alumni iSSoctatton The first step towards forming an active Aquinas Alumni body came to a favorable conclusion with a meeting in the business men’s room of the Columbus Civic Center on Wednesday evening, April 27, at eight o’clock. The gathering was representative of the six classes that graduated from the Dewey Avenue building. To formu¬ late some plan of procedure in notifying the various classes and to arrange for the general meeting of the alumni were the objectives of the meeting. The meeting was opened in an edifying manner with prayer. The chairman, Henry McLaughlin, then addressed the body, ex¬ plaining that the purpose of having an active alumni was to estab¬ lish a bond of true and friendly comradeship. He then introduced Father Keefe, the alumni advisor. Father Keefe’s advice in regard to establishing a firm foundation for the organization proved invaluable. He suggested that the alumni activities for the remainder of the year be centered on this phase of organization. “For only with a strong, organized group will the future social program be successful,” cautioned the alumni advisor. At the conclusion of Father Keefe’s speech the chairman opened the meeting for general discussion. The flood of suggestions finally terminated in the nominating of a member from each class to act as a planning board. The notifying of the alumni body for the gen¬ eral meeting, which was set for May the eleventh, was decided to be handled by a committee from each class. That is, each committee notifies its particular class members. The purpose of the meeting being attained, and since any sug¬ gestions along different lines would be matters for the general meet¬ ing, the chairman brought the meeting to a close. Harvey Hoch s $ $ Harris: Call me a taxi. Gottry: All right; you’re a taxi. $ £ s Artist (Marchese) : One thousand wouldn’t buy this picture. Mahaney: Well, I ' m one of the thousand. ♦ s « Vick: The barometer has fallen. Mr. Deviny: Very much? Vick: About five feet; it’s broken. ime hundred fifty I®— TOje Class; of 1929 The Christmas holidays of ihe past year offered, besides the usual events, a special occasion for the class of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine. It marked the celebrating of its first annual re¬ union. On the evening of December twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and thirty-one the group gathered in the private dining room of the Columbus Civic Center. A delectable meal was enjoyed during the course of which the fellow classmates talked over old times. At the conclusion of the dinner the toastmaster, Henry McLaughlin, introduced the various speakers. Robert Murray gave a brief talk in behalf of the class presi¬ dent, Herbert Metzger, who was unable to attend because of ill¬ ness. A member of the faculty, Mr. Edwin Dolan followed with an interesting and humorous after dinner speech that was climaxed by a clever monologue. Father Joseph Wurzer the next to speak inspired the members of the class with a sense of leadership, by lauding them for their initiative in holding a reunion. He also praised the committee which consisted of Herbert Metzger, Henry McLaughlin, A. William Knittel and Harvey Hoch, for their diligent work in making the affair a success. He concluded by trusting that the occasion would be a yearly event. The final speaker was Mr. William McCarthy f ormer athletic instructor of Aquinas. He displayed his individual wit by a series of stories that were interesting to all. Mr- McCarthy was unani¬ mously voted an honorary member of the class. The reunion closed with prayer and an earnest determination to meet in the same manner next year. The Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Nine fervently utters a prayer for the repose of the soul of Francis Rourke who passed to his eternal reward on January 21, 1932. i 9 3 % ‘Avy m USi d one hundred fifty-one Judge: And what is the man charged with? Clerk of the Court: Bigamy, your honor. He’s got three wives. Willers (in back of court) : That isn’t bigamy; that ; ' s trigonom¬ etry. $ $ e Father Morgan: Give me an example of period furniture. Iuppa: Well, I should say an electric chair. It ends a sentence. $ s s Father Newcomb: Willie, how does an aviator find his height from the ground with an altimeter? Willie Hanna: He ties it to a string and lowers it to the ground and then measures the string. $ $ Doctor Blum: Now, young man, what have you got to say for yourself? Johnnie Blum: (in for a licking) : How about a little local anes¬ thetic? ■§ $ Lady Driver, (after collision) : But I insist it was all my fault. Russer: No, my dear lady, it was all my fault. I could tell your car was being driven by a woman at least 40 rods away and I could easily have driven over into the field and avoided this. $ $ $ Mrs. Doyle: “We have been married a year and have never had a quarrel. If a difference of opinion arises and I am right, ‘Holly’ always gives in immediately.” Mrs. Fairbanks: “And if he is right?” Mrs. Doyle: “That never occurs.” $ $ Father Morgan: Well, lad, how do you enjoy reading Chaucer? Swalbach: Fine, that guy spells almost as bad as I do. 3 $ S Belden: Do you see anything ridiculous in my wig? Tate: Yes, your head. $ $ $ Math- Teacher: A point is a geometric magnitude of no dimen¬ sions. Saeli: No matter how big you draw it? Father Morgan: Lad, why on earth did you accept this story? Harris: We’re all out of rejection slips. e $ s Braun (in Math, exam.) : How far were you from the correct answer? Beikirch: Two seats. $ 3 $ Mr. Hurley: “Wonder what time it is. I’m invited to a dinner at 6:30 and my watch isn’t going.” Mr. O’Leary: Why? Wasn’t your watch invited? $ $ Mr. Dolan: What is an usher? Tate: He’s the man who takes the leading part in a theatre. $ $ Nick: I saw something last night I’ll never get over. Johnnie: What was it? Nick: The moon. S £ $ Mr. Dolan: I told you twenty times to keep quiet. Now don’t let me have to tell you a second time. $• $ $ Collins: My uncle died from hard drink. Creek: He did? Collins: Yes, a cake of ice dropped on his head. $ $ 3 Mahaney: Why don’t you send your jokes to the editor of a big magazine? Fay: Aw, what’s the use? He’d only laugh at them. $ $ $ Father Brien: Esse, who prompted you? I distinctly heard some¬ one whisper that date- Esse: I guess that was history repeating itself. s s Tate: Yes, I write poetry. Belden: Does your poetry yield any returns? Tate: It practically all returns! $ $ $ Stupkiewicz: I feel like killing myself. What shall I do? Willie Hanna: Just leave it to me. one hundred fifty-three 5 J J rabuate Btrectorp Preliminary Certificate Earned at Blessed Sacrament School Name Arbor, Raymond J. 85 Downs, Joseph E. 77 Haitz, Richard A. 21 Knapp, George J. 47 McDermott, George J. 168 O’Leary, William E. 245 Address Edgeland Street Lewiston Avenue East Parkway Pembroke Street Parish Blessed Sacrament Sacred Heart Saint Margaret Mary’s Blessed Sacrament Rutgers Street Farmington Road “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at Cathedral School Della Porta, Genaro W. ' 580 Plymouth Ave. N. Cathedral Spillman, Bernard 714 Plymouth Ave. N. Testa, Ralph J. 369 Plymouth Ave. N. Preliminary Certificate Earned at Corpus Christi School Beikirch, August W. Braun, Albert J. Fay, Arnold J. Lehan, Daniel F. McGrath, John C. O’Meara, John P. Tanis, Dennis J. Tully, Robert J. 332 Hazelwood Terrace 314 Eastman Avenue 22 Peck Street 480 Alexander Street 465 Hazelwood Terrace 1129 East Main Street 26 Copeland Street 19 Corpus Christi Sacred Heart Corpus Christi Park Avenue Preliminary Certificate Earned at Holy Apostles’ School Dolan, Leo F. 164 Warner Street Holy Apostles Rich, Joseph F. 28 Myrtle Street Shatzel, James W. 498 Lyell Avenue Preliminary Certificate Earned at Holy Cross School Mahaney, Edward J. ’ 30’ Redfield Street Sacred Heart Roncinske, Eugene F. 24 Alonzo Street Holy Cross Tiernan, Frank J. 3888 Lake Avenue Preliminary Certificate Earned at Holy Family School Blum, John D. Blum, Raymond T. Fleckenstein, William E. Nunn, John G. Polley, Joseph G. Ruff, Raymond G. Slattery, John E. 858 Jay Street 858 Jay Street 76 Masseth Street 479 Colvin Street 46 Klueh Street 145 Masseth Street 43 Warner Street Holy Family Preliminary Certificate Earned at Holy Redeemer School Creek, Joseph J. 3 Dembeck, Joseph R. 104 Fink, Richard J. 1368 Girardi, Nicholas P. 44 Weichbrodt, Alfred J. 41 Sobieski Street Fairbanks Street Clifford Avenue Saint Jacob Street Henry Street Holy Redeemer Frank, Elmer J. Iuppa, Nicholas V. Le Frois, Vincent E. Lighthouse, Harry R. Shannon, William S. Vogt, Chester F. Preliminary Certificate Earned at Holy Rosary School 149 Curtis Street 168 Curlew Street 160 Kislingbury Street 242 Glenwood Avenue 267 Glenwood Ave.nue 112 Argo Park Holy Rosary Preliminary Certificate Earned at Immaculate Conception School Englert, John P. Kauffman, Raymond E. Nyhan, Edward J. Quinn, Richard D. Wilkins, John J. 135 Bronson A venue Immaculate Conception Buff’lo Rd., Coldw’ter,N.Y 454 Exchange Street 105 Troup Street 48 Frost Avenue 3 l)ZEZSZ3g3j one hundred fifty-four mz Name Address Parish Preliminary Certificate Earned at Nazareth Hall Edelman, John L. 433 Flood, Thomas J. 404 Gottry, Frank J. 144 Meagher, Thomas J. 321 Pappert, Edward C. 400 Tate, Hugh D. 576 Thaney, Eugene J. 470 Maplewood Avenue Campbell Street Seneca Parkway Electric Avenue Rockingham Street Flower City Park Sacred Heart Holy Apostles Sacred Heart U Saint Boniface Sacred Heart Saint Augustine Arnett Boulevard Preliminary Certificate Earned at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Barone, Russell C. 426 North Street Mount Carmel Izzo, Joseph L. 30 Ontario Street “ Petrossi, Eugene P. 1893 Clinton Avenue N. St. Margaret Mary’s Pulcino, Michael E. 37 Jerold Street Mount Carmel Preliminary Certificate Earned at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Mayer, Justin A. 20 Mazda Terrace Perpetual Help Preliminary Certificate Earned at Sacred Heart School Doherty, Frank J. Drexel, Bernard V. Fox, Joseph J. Harris, Archibald D. Manning, Stephen M. Maxwell, William H. McKeon, James V. Naylon, Edward M. Odenbach, John M. Shay, James E. Sonberg, John Sullivan, Francis B. Taney, Thomas E. Van Allan, James A. 61 Electric Avenue 311 Pullman Avenue 315 Electric Avenue 86 Augustine Street 307 Knickerbocke r Ave. 89 Primrose Street 404 Flower City Park 278 Magee Avenue 323 Aberdeen Street Primrose Street Flower City Park Alameda Street Knickerbocker Ave. Sacred Heart 85 350 253 354 136 Saint Monica’s Sacred Heart Lapham Street “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Ambrose’s School Schmidt, Norman F. 300 Falstaff Road Saint Ambrose’s Volpe, Joseph D. 85 Laurelton Road “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Andrew’s School Cirillo, Edward J. 57 Furlong Street Saint Andrew’s Fox, Robert D. 50 Barberry Street “ Gilmartin, Thomas J. 63 Chapin Street “ Ruf, Norbert J. 67 Willite Drive “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Anthony ' s School Gaudio, Ralph M. 118 Fulton Avenue Saint Anthony’s Philippone, Frank J. 18 Amber Place “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Augustine’s School Belden, James O. 71 Dunne, John B. 23 Hofschneider, Leo J. 109 Marchese, Paul V. 71 Nally, George J. 195 Russer, Max O. 59 Shaw, Neal B. 71 Swalbach, George W. 164 Wood, George S. 40 Inglewood Drive Gardiner Avenue Thorndale Terrace Hobart Street Garfield Street Appleton Street Depew Street Inglewood Drive Gardiner Avenue Saint Augustine’s Berl, Robert H. Curran, John J. Hall, Charles R. Weber, Joseph A. Williams, Howard Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Boniface’s School 683 Meigs Street Saint Boniface’s 120 Averill Avenue “ 203 Linden Street “ 110 Irvington Road Saint Anne’s 20 Goebel Place Saint Boniface’s Preliminary Certificate Earned at St. Charles Borromeo School Defendorf, Kenneth J. 2621 Dewey Avenue Saint Charles Pearson, Thomas J. 120 Stone Road “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Francis Xavier’s School Saeli, Anthony J. 243 Greeley Street Saint Ambrose’s Ward, Leon T. 31 Coleman Terrace Saint Francis Xavier’s 19 3 SL) ZflZI Z1 one hundred fifty-five SI A 3$ yi n 1V I H ! iflK Name Address Parish Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint John the Evangelist’s School Collins, James R. 79 Ohio Street Saint John the Evangelist Hassett, William G. 41 Quentin Road Vick, George F., Jr. 161 Floverton Street “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at St. Joseph’s School Furino, Gerald J. 67 Fulton Avenue Saint Joseph’s Pellino, Michael W. 13 Dudley Street Holy Redeemer Pudetti, Felix R. 439 Clinton Avenue N. Saint Joseph’s Sterling, Homer C. 1 Howell Street Saint Mary’s Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Lucy’s School Pisaturo, Orlando J. ‘ 71 Prospect Street Saint Lucy’s Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Mary’s School Hughes, James E. 63 Stewart Street Saint Anne’s Sullivan, Cornelius D. 242 Pearl Street Saint Mary’s Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Mary’s Boys’ School Heidt, Orville L. 15 Weaver Street Our Lady ’Perpetual Help Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Michael’s School Finocchiaro, Mark A. 287 Clifford Avenue Saint Michael’s Messmer, Bernard J. 455 Clifford Avenue Weishaar, Arthur J. 1144 Clinton Ave. N. Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Monica’s School Bedford, Roy T. 79 Kron Street Saint Monica’s Connelly, Joseph J. 412 Sawyer Street Marks, Hugh R. 44 Lenox Street Ostrye, Daniel 36 Evangeline Street Sullivan, George T. 215 Magnolia Street Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Peter and Paul’s School Esse, Frank J. 52 Colvin Street Saint Peter and Paul’s Hanna, William B. 27 Wellington Avenue Hart, Roman F. 116 Salina Street Meyer, Frederick G. 283 Inglewood Drive “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Salome’s School Gasser, William D. 71 Walzford Road Saint Salome’s Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Stanislaus’ School Maliborski, Chester J Radzinski, Thaddeus Sajecki, Matthew C. Stupkiewicz, Adam J. Szczepanski, Paul P. Wajda, Stanley J. Saint Theresa’s 38 4 916 Saint Stanislaus Kasner Park Gilmore Street Sobieski Street Avenue D “ 814 Avenue D “ „. 984 Avenue D “ Preliminary Certificate Earned at Saint Thomas’ School Maurer, Armand A. 315 Sagamore Drive Saint Thomas’ Preliminary Certificate Earned at St. Agnes’ School, Avon, New York Clark, John W. 43 Wadsworth Ave., St. Agnes, Avon, N. Y. Preliminary Certificate Earned at Holy Trinity School, Webster, N. Y. Knitter, Francis E. Webster, N. Y. Holy Trinity Preliminary Certificate Earned at Mt. Saint Joseph’s Boys’ School, Buffalo, N.Y. Quade, Charles D. 501 Glenwood Avenue Holy Rosary Preliminary Certificate Earned at Sacred Heart School, Columbus, Ohio Leary, James M. 77 Paige Street Saint Monica’s Preliminary Certificate Earned at Jefferson Junior High School Granata, Joseph D. 80 Copeland Street Our Lady of Sorrows Preliminary Certificate Earned at Madison Junior High Mannella, Joseph C. 119 Cady Street Saint Lucy’s Preliminary Certificate Earned at East Rochester Public School Coniff, Harold B. 219 Lark Street Holy Rosary Norton, John W. 80 Beckwith Terrace Blessed Sacrament Preliminary Certificate Earned at No. 1A School, Troy, N. Y. Donahue, John P. 4 Burke Terrace Holy Rosary Preliminary Certificate Earned at Interlaken High School Willers, Diedrich K., Jr. 47 Erion Crescent Corpus Christi r lA pi mmC 1 Q 31 one hundred fifty-six r Going Shopping? Patronize Aq uinas Advertisers j HH one hundred fifty-seven OF THE Class of NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE one hundred fifty-eight Compliments OF THE Class of NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR d 0 m 1 Q one hundred fifty-nine Vv Ml iQ Sk£ h ioTHT HH Compliments OF THE Class of NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE S y ??AVvVi ±0Nu - 19 3 owe hundred sixty soooooooooxos 20000000000000000 3000000000.00000000000 2 000 ' iBest Wishes s i 8 8 8 8 o 8 1 o 8 I : 8 8 8 8 8 O ' 8 8 8 o 8 o s o 8 ft 8 8 OF THE cAquinas faculty TO THE CLASS OF 1932 0000000X82000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 one hundred sixty-one Compliments of AQUINAS INSTITUTE BOOK FUND 1 one hundred sixty-two one hundred sixty-three ac::ce 3aomcM}o;c mo;o;0 }o:o: 8 8 8 O O o o I 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 Glenwood 3380 1600 Clinton Ave. N. § one hundred sixty-four ecexce warn C 8 » 50 »oo»o:o:ooo:o:o»;oox :oo.o:oooooo:oooooo:oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooo ft 8 ft 8 8 ft 8 ft 8 « ft o o o 8 o ft ft ft ft ft ft 8 8 8 ft ft ft ft ft : o V 8 I ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 8 ft ft 8 ft 8 ft ft 8 8 8 8 § 8 8 ft 8 8 8 ft ft ft ft 8 8 ft ft ft 8 8 ft 8 ft ft ft ft 8 8 ft 8 ft ft ft ft ' £ Our Fi ght ' iyg Irish 3 5ftftftftftftmftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftft8ftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftft8ftftftX03ftftftftftftftftftftftftftftft8ft one hundred sixty-five 8888080880088 200000 rXN ZBh 80000000000 ' 200000000 000000000000 COMPLIMENTARY 8 1 0 8 8 8 8 8 1 I 8 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 § 8 1 8 I 8 1 8 8 8 1 8 8 8 I 8 8 I § 1 THE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE EAST AVENUE AT ALEXANDER STREET Three Two Year College Courses in Business Administration (Higher Accountancy, Secretarial, Management) Three One Year Courses (Accountancy, Secretarial, Advertising and Selling) Shorter Courses if Desired Visit the School in Its New Home NEW ENLARGED CATALOG ON REQUEST “Ask the Aquinas Boys who have attended the School of Commerce” 8 88888888888888888888 : 088888888888 : 0888888888:088888888888888888888888888888 one hundred sixty-six R00000 ' 00000000000000000».0000 ' . C8X00800;0;c 0 0 0 0X8000(0:000 :00(00 0:00:0:0.0;0.00 .00:00000:00 0000 -00 0000000000000000000000 O Can You Offer Experience? Training? These are the first qualifications demanded when you apply for a job. A cooperative course at Mechanics Institute will give you both, for students work every other four weeks. Such a position gives them money in their pockets and usually a permanent job. PROGRAM OF STUDY COOPERATIVE COURSES: Industrial Electricity, In¬ dustrial Mechanics, Construction Supervision, Food Ad¬ ministration, Retail Distribution, Costume Art with Retailing, Photographing Technology and Industrial Chemistry. APPLIED ART COURSES: Illustration, Advertising Art, Design, Crafts, Interior Decoration, Art Education. Mechanics Institute An Endowed Technical School ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Write to tne Institute for further information or, better yet, arrange an interview with the supervisor or director of the course that interests you. o 0 8 8 8 s s 0 8 I 1 I 1 8 | 8 8 0 8 8 8 8 Business Training Pays A .BILITY and resourcefulness of R. B. I. trained men and wo¬ men win for them paying posi¬ tions and rapid advancement in business. For particulars as to opportunities available through one year and advanced courses— Write R egis tra r Rochester Business Institute A M odern School of Business Technology 172 Clinton Avenue South ■ 88808800088888000888880 » 0000000000080000000008000800000 0000000 . 00 , 00 . 000 . 000 » one hundred sixty-seven C82ftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftiftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftft£ce2ftft£ s ft -: ft ft o ft O ' 1 8 o « ft ft I ft ft 8 ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 8 ft ft ft ft 8 8 1 ft i 1 8 8 ft 8 All Work and No Play . . . Makes Jack A Dull Boy Many students are studying rather hard these days—and nights. Don’t, however, let it be a case of all work and no play! Sandwich in between those sessions of study, some really good music or other radio entertainment. It will pay dividends in in¬ creased ability to accomplish things when, refreshed in mind and spirit, you again pursue the intellectual muse. If that old radio gets on your nerves, why not get the folks to invest in a new Philco radio. Come in and hear them, or call Main 3960. Attractive terms and prices. ROCHESTER GAS AND ELECTRIC CORPORATION Associated System I ft ft 8 o ft ft ft S 1 1 ft 8 ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 1 1 ft ft ft ft 8 ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft FURLONG STUDIO 27 Clinton Ave. So. OPPOSITE HOTEL SENECA ft ft ft ft ft I ft ft ft ft ft I I 8 i ft ftftftftftOftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftft one hundred sixty-eight 00000000000000000000000000000000 £$ 20000000000000000000000000 £ 8 » 20000£8 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000OO000000 0 0 0 0 0 0 I 8 1 1 0 0 8 8 8 8 Eat HONEY FLAVOR Graham Crack ers HEALTHFUL AND TASTY ONTARIO BISCUIT COMPANY 8 8 | I 1 I 1 § 0 0 I i ALWAYS BUY ARPEAKO MEAT PRODUCTS HAMS, BACON, DAISIES, 1 1 0 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 FRESH DRESSED PORK 51 SAUSAGE PRODUCTS THE PEAK OF PERFECTION Rochester Packing Co., inc. Rochester, N. Y. one hundred sixty-nine Sam Gottry Carting Co SPECIAL EQUIPMENT for PIANO MOVING Famous for SAFETY SINCE 1886 Gottry service has been noted for its completeness and safety on any moving job for nearly fifty years! No other service is more worthy of your complete confidence on Moving Day. Call Main 1412 for our estimate. Sam Gottry Carting Co. Offices: Powers Arcade and 47 Parkway Phone Main 1412 FRANK H. DENNIS STORES, Inc. WHOLESALE CONFECTIONERY DISTRIBUTOR FOR DAGGETT’S CHOCOLATES Bunte Bros. Products Phone—Main 506 152 State Street 000000000000»00000000000 ' O00000000000000000000000000000000000»300000000000 one hundred seventy OMO ' OOOOOOOOOOOOO: oooooooooooo;oooooooj 00000000000000 BUILD WITH DOLOMITE 8 Compliments John H. Odenbach I 1 § 8 DANIEL J. MEAGHER GENERAL CONTRACTOR HIRAM SIBLEY BUILDING ROCHESTER, N. Y. ox8 oox ooi oo;oreooo3 oorooooox85»x o;ooooo ooooooo:oo:oooo;oooooooooooo;ooooooooooooo one hundred seventy-one ooooooooooo:ooooo;oooooo:oo:ooo:ooo:oO ' Oooo ' oooo : ce :moooooo ' oooo:oooooooooooooooooooooE oo3 ft V O ' O O O o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o s ft o o o o o o o 8 ft 8 ft ft ft 8 8 ft ft ft 8 ft 1 8 ft o 1 1 8 ft O ft o o o I ft 8 o 8 ft 1 Compliments of JOHN P. BOYLAN Compliments of JOHN L. KEENAN Compliments of A SENIOR one hundred seventy-two 00 ' omj); Niagara University Conducted by the Vincentian Fathers NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. Chartered under the Regents of the University of the State of New York College of Arts and Sciences—School of Business Administration College Extension and Graduate School Courses leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. Preparatory Courses for Med icine, Law, Dentistry, Teaching, Journalism, and other leading Professions. Member of the Association of American Colleges, the American Council on Education, The Catholic Educational Association, and the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Middle States and Maryland. Resident and Day Students For Catalogue, address, The Registrar. Compliments of Aquinas Mission Unit 1 1 s 8 8 3 8 8 8 8 o o 8 8 8 8 o 8 8 8 8 o o o o 8 8 8 8 8 o o c 8 8 8 ' X0y»»» mom»r8xo;om»mmoo»x x :o:o:oo:aooooooo:o oo:o:ooooo:ooooooo:ooox0ots o;oooocooo Compliments of The Gamma Rho Fraternity one hundred seventy-three ■ ce aacemo:a;0 :D 8 PHILCO BALANCED-UNIT RADIOS -PHILCO-- Storage Batteries — Radio Tubes TRANSITONE AUTOMOBILE RADIOS Radio service on all makes of receivers Beaucaire-Mitchell, Inc. 228-230 Broadway Stone 5694- CENTRAL LAUNDRY SUPPLY C0. ? INC. WE CATER TO BANQUETS TABLE LINEN A SPECIALTY WE RENT Coats—All Style, Aprons, Towels of all Descriptions, Bungalow, Hoover and Barber Gowns, Haircloths and Turkish Towels, Table Tops, Napkins and Tablecloths, Cabinets, Toilet Accessories MAIN 1334-1335 538-548 ST. PAUL STREET INDIVIDUAL SELECTION OF THE PROPER STUDIES FOR YOU AND INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION IN THOSE STUDIES, WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL. THAT IS WHY THE C. B. I. HAS A POSITION FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH. Begin by asking for a catalog now, Stone 469 COOPERATIVE BUSINESS INSTITUTE Formerly Gregg Secretarial School 36 CLINTON AVENUE N., ROCHESTER, N. Y. one hundred seventy-four o o:o:o:o;o:o: § Frank J. Hart Monument Co., Inc. Memorial Architects 2395 DEWEY AVENUE ROCHESTER, N. Y. I Compliments JOHN C. ROSSENBACH Funeral Home o o 8 1 i 828 Jay Street Compliments of TROTT BROS., Inc. 1116-1120 Mt. Hope Ave. ROCHESTER, N. Y. g 1 COMPLIMENTS OF % A FRIEND 8 8 « ■» » 3» :o»» 88:o : jo:o x mo»0i ao:o;o:o.o:omo:o o;o,o:o;o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o.o:o:oo:ooox 5o;o« ora0xo :ooo one hundred seventy-five 8 o 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 I 8 8 8 | 8 Compliments of Russer’s Market and Grocery AMES ST. cor. MAPLE Mr. Leonard Gallagher, Manager Wholesale youngs Retail SHELL OYSTERS AND FISH MARKET 158 Main Street West We Deliver All Kinds of Sea Foods in Season Phones: Main 3985; 7993 E. KIRBY SONS MEATS, POULTRY, FISH, OYSTERS 1358 DEWEY AVENUE Phone, Glenwood 71, 72 Glen wood 6772 TOWN TALK BAKERY, Inc. QUALITY SERVICE 501-507 PULLMAN AVENUE 8 8 8 8 8 8 § 1 8 8 8 8 one hundred seventy-six oooo ' oo ' ooooooowwo ' owoooooo ' o ' oowao ' o ooooo oo oooo ooo ooooooiooooo ' ooao ' ao: ' O jO 8 8 8 8 8 ' 8 8 8 8 8 Q O 8 8 GbORQE Sw JL9RCH ?ND His Brby Brother. Prrhc f3 SvkhWfRH y His Bhby Brother. Hhk Jl vsszn f;vp His BubyRjiofHm one hundred seventy-seven 80808888:8oo:88888888888 88888j8888888888888888xo8:88888888:888888888888j88888 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 1 § 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 I 8 8 8 8 ' 8 8 § I 8 8 Frederick Pustet Company, Inc. BOOKS, CHURCH GOODS and RELIGIOUS ARTICLES 14 Barclay Street, New York City WM. ZAHRNDT SON Designers and Builders of COLLEGE ANNUAL COVERS 77 St. Paul Street, Rochester, N. Y. I 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 I 8 8 8 8 Atlantic Col-Pac Canners ARE ON SALE AT YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE DEALER (Can the Col-Pac Way this Season) ATLANTIC STAMPING COMPANY Rochester, New York SPECIALIST IN SECRETARIAL TRAINING DARROW-MAY SECRETARIAL SCHOOL 328 Main Street East Taylor Building one hundred seventy-eight 83888888888888888 « 88888888888.888888888888888888888888888888888808888888888888888888888888 Complete Office ' Equipment and Supplies Steel and Wood Files, Steel Desks Steel Storage Cabinets and Shelving Visible Index Equipment Yawman AND Frbe Mfg.(q. Y E Office Building 41 Chestnut Street Stone 2431 SCHOOL and CHURCH SUPPLIES WM. F. PREDMORE 93 State Street ROCHESTER NOVELTY WORKS, INC. ESTABLISHED 1890 MANUFACTURERS Church Furniture and Supplies 485 HAGUE STREET ROCHESTER, N. Y. MAIN 1233-1234 DRILL AND REVIEW BOOKS English Psychology John R. Bourne Bookkeep ing Education Commercial Law History French Economics Desks—Chairs—Safes—Files German Latin Physiography Physics Rubber Stamps—Stencils Spanish Algebra General Science Chemistry Steel Stamps Geometry Biology Globe Book Company 131-133 STATE ST. 175 Fifth Ave, New York, N. Y. 8 8 8 o 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 O 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 I 1 8 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 888888888888888888888888888888888888 • one hundred seventy-nine a s s 1 8 8 8 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 O 8 1 8 | 1 § s 1 8 8 Columbus Civic Centre FIFTY CHESTNUT STREET ROCHESTER, N. Y. 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, Women and Girls Dining Rooms, Private and Public Compliments of Compliments of THE FOURTH DEGREE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS K. of C. Rochester Council No. 178 Compliments of EDWARD C. EDELMAN 8 888888808800808008808088088880880888888888888888888888888888888888888888 one hundred eighty PRINTING ? CALL MAIN 2335 cAdcraft dPrinters 183 ST. PAUL STREET R. M. MYERS CO., Inc. 27-29 Exchange Street ROCHESTER, N. Y. PAPER MERCHANTS The Rochester Postage Stamp Co. Rochester Book Binding- 1 REYNOLDS ARCADE LIBRARY—MAGAZINE l ROOM 49 EDITION BINDERS t Those Idle Hours 5 and your Stamps Rebinding a Specialty 165 St. Paul St. Main 4563 ■ Come and see Jimmy A. J. Mattie Son jj on Lake Avenue FUNERAL DIRECTORS 300 Cumberland St. Stone 1552-1553 one hundred eighty-one oooooooo ' oooooo ' ' o.oooooo ' oo:oooo:o ' 3o ; ».ooooo.o:o.oo.o:o:oo ooooo;ooooo.oo:oooo o-ooo.oo ooo ' o ' 0:00 ' oo:oooo oo: 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 o 8 o 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 Q 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 I 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 o 8 8 o 8 o o o 8 O ' 8 o 8 8 8 o o o o o o c oo o o o 00:0:00000.0:0:00.0:0000.00:0000:00:00:00000:000003000000000000000 8 I 1 1 - 1 8 F. B. Rae Oil Co., Inc. Qreedngs . . . frorru TEXACO » “Good Morning Judge 24 HOUR Ford Sales and Service JUDGE MOTOR CORP. 81 LAKE AVENUE PHONE Main 7808 PHONE Stone 4690 Barra Service Station Gas, Oil, Tires, and Accessories Batteries Charged and Repaired General Auto Repairing 835 North St. Rochester, N. Y. Smith-Fredenburg Corp. 26-32 Humboldt Street Distributors of Stewart Motor Trucks Models 1 to 7 tons Sales or Service Culver 831 PHONES Main 8484—4632 GAS OIL LUBRICATION Marshall Super Station Complete One Stop Service Batteries General Repairs CLINTON AVE. SOUTH COR. GRIFFITH I i 1 I I 8 8 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 o 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 0.000.000000. one hundred eighty-two 000000:00:0:00000:0000:0000000:000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000:0:0000000 000800000.00:000000000000.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000O0 KUNZER-ELLINWOOD, INC. Rochester’s Most Modern Dairy 123 BARBERRY TERRACE Phone: Stone 2938 PHONES: Stone 994-995 Main 8541-8526 E. A. DENTINGER J. J. WARD EGGLESTON HOTEL “The House of Hospitality” Business Men’s Lunch, 11:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. A la Carte, 7 A.M. to 1 A.M. 48-50 SOUTH AVENUE Martin T. May Pasteurized and Grade A Raw Milk, Cream and Buttermilk 562 MAPLE STREET Phone Genesee 2129 Drink More Milk For Better Health The Lessons of Nature teach that milk is the best food in the world for adults as well as children. Drink a quart of Union Dairy better milk every day. Union Dairy Prods. Inc. 45 Rosewood Terrace C ulver 4425 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 one hundred eighty-three 000000000000000000000:000000000:00000000:00 ' 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000:00000000000000000 oo.o.ooooooooooo:oox ooooooo:o :o.o.oo:oo:o.oo ' 0 ' ooo- X Sportsmen- s. J Whatever the Sport —you’ll find Spalding Equipment Authentic In every Spalding store you’ll find a wide and varied stock of every kind of athletic goods equipment, with experts to assist you in your choice—and at prices that fit every pocketbook. Drop in and see what a real “man’s store” has to offer. ;Cb ' c 40 Clinton Ave. North Compliments of Edward Wegman Dairy Genesee 5355 Frank J, McAnarney General Insurance 101-2 Ellwanger Barry Building Main 1840 Monroe 4229 Monroe G226-M J. H. BLANDA 591 SOUTH AVE. Wholesale and Retail Fruits and Vegetables Howe Rogers Company 89-91 CLINTON AVE. SOUTH Furniture - Floor Coverings Draperies Established 1857 one hundred eighty-four M s s 8 8 8 O o o 8 8 8 O 8 8 8 O 8 8 8 8 8 I 8 8 O 8 8 O o o o 8 8 8 O o 8 What it takes . . . to keep a young fellow right up to the minute, these days, in ap¬ parel and equipment for school and other occasions We have . . . in this store which has been serving young students for six¬ ty-three years ... a store with twenty-three acres of service . . . a store which through all those years has remained faithful to its motto, “The world’s finest merchandise at the lowest possi¬ ble cost.” SIBLEY, LINDSAY CURR CO. David Goldman Co., Inc. Established 1914 GENERAL INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE Elwood Bldg. Phone: Main 2984 Main 650 Central Supply House China, Glass, Silverware, Cooking Utensils and Heavy Equipment FOR Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, Hospitals and Other Institutions 41-47 North Water Street Rochester, N. Y. SENECA MARKET MRS. SAM SCARFIA CO., Prop’rs MEATS AND GROCERIES FRUIT AND VEGETABLES 477 State Street Main 4217 Rochester, N. Y. V-8 V-12 Will you accept a ride in one of CADILLIAC ' S NEW CARS? V-16 We’re anxious to have everyone who has any interest what¬ ever in modern motor cars know from personal experience what wonderful values Cadillac is offering in the four new lines of cars for 1932; so we invite you, one and all, to take a sample ride in a LaSalle V-8, a Cadillac V-8 or a Cadillac V-12—or in the incomparable Cadillac V-16 which will be available later this month. You will not be importuned to buy. Won’t you phone us, please, and say when we may call for you? The number is Stone 1930. ' Thank you MABBETT MOTORS Incorporated 333 EAST AVENUE o o 8 o 8 8 8 8 8 o 1 8 g 8 8 1 I 1 8 8 § 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 o o o 8 8 o 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 o 8 O O 8 8 o o 8 8 8 o o o 8 8 Q one hundred eighty-five 8 o o ft ft ft ft ft ft ft : 8 ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft o 8 ft c ft ft ft ft ft » 8 s ft ft ft ft ft ft 8 ft ft ft ft ft I ft 1 Telephone, Glenwood 4341 THOMAS C. RICH Lyell Bootery LADIES’ AND MEN’S FINE SHOES 455 LYELL AVENUE The Modern Shoe Rebuilder 1438 DEWEY AVE. Twenty years experience in shoe repair work fully guarantee my service. M. Persikini, Prop. Trusses Arch Supporters Elastic Hosiery and Abdominal Supporters Rochester Artificial Limb Co. 275 Central Ave. Stone 6886 George B. Hawken PAINTER AND DECORATOR 186 CHAMPLAIN STREET Telephone Gen. 4765 ARTHUR R. KOERNER, Builder 2550 RIDGE ROAD WEST Rochester, N. Y. Joseph Gasser Proprietor New and Second Hand Furniture, Carpets and Stoves BOUGHT AND SOLD 446 MAIN STREET WEST Main 3461 Rochester, n.y. one hundred eighty-six oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 00000000000000 000 000000000 A Delightful Place To Go FOR A Quick Meal, Sandwich, or Fountain Special Delicious, Fresh, Home-Made Candies and Baked Goods on Sale ODENBACH COFFEE SHOPPE 205 EAST MAIN STREET 19 CLINTON AVE. SOUTH JAMES T. MURRAY GEORGE A. KLIER Pharmacy Druggist PRESCRIPTION PHARMACIST 261 AMES STREET 492 LYELL AVE. cor. Myrtle St. Corner Maple Rochester, N. Y. DAVIS DRUG Compliments COMPANY of PRESCRIPTION PHARMACISTS Cramer Drug Co. 1481 LAKE AVENUE Cor. Ridgeway 1286 DEWEY AVE. He who has a thousand friends Has not a friend to spare, The O’Brien Pharmacy But he should treat them always With the utmost care. J. F. O’Brien, Phar. B. D. C. Statius Prop, of the “SPA” (The fountain of Health) 379-381 WINTON RD. N. Cor. Humboldt 1278 DEWEY AVE. Rochester, N. Y. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo one hundred eighty-seven oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 088808888888888888880888888880080080088008088888888888888888 888888888888 8 s 8 8 s » 8 8 o 0 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 I 8 8 8 I 8 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 o 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 O 8 8 o 8 8 8 o 8 O 8 Muhs Bros. MILK. CREAM and ICE CREAM Glen. 3579 -R Main 7838 Fee BROTHERS,INC 21 NORTH WATER STREET ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Main 6135-6136 BEVERAGES NON-ALCOHOLIC LIQUERS SYRUPS You Will Enjoy Sealskin and SKaag and SKaag OLD DRY GINGER ALE AND OTHER PRODUCTS Telephone, Glen. 1688 phone: main 6 Compliments of CATARACT PRODUCTS CORP. 13 CATARACT STREET Compliments of CHARLES W. FURTHERER Ellwanger Barry Building INSURE YOUR AUTO WITH Web Malley 39 STATE ST., ROOM 307 Main 498 Lynam REALTY SERVICE 200 Webster Avenue Telephone, Culver 3379 P. J. LYNAM one hundred eighty-eight •88881 one hundred eighty-nine 0 0OO OOOO O O 080 0 OOOOOOOOOOOO OOO0 0000000000O0O 0O0000000000000 W. E. Rogers, President W. H. Cronin, Treasurer BALCRON COAL CO , INC Anthracite , Bituminous Coal and Coke Terminal Building Rochester, N. Y. o 8 O 8 o I i J. M. REDDINGTON Coal 3 PLYMOUTH AVENUE SO. Telephone Main 390 Telephone CULVER 2470 Residence CULVER 3626 Beechwood Coal Co., Inc. Anthracite COAL Bituminous Wholesale and Retail JOSEPH DI PASQUALE Pres, and Treas. 1101 Main Street East Rochester, N. Y. Nature re-awakens on Easter Morn. The avenue is radiant with beauty and charm. George T. Boucher 422 MAIN ST. EAST Wm. J. Meisenzahl Albert Meisenzahl Glen. 3741 Stone 6933 Meisenzahl Bros. Coal Co. INCORPORATED COKE-COAL-WOOD OFFICE: 695 PORTLAND AVENUE ROCHESTER, N. Y. Stone 2157 FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE CALL CULVER 1046 L. PRENNER SON COAL AND COKE 1511 MAIN STREET EAST TR ANT’S Catholic Supply Store SANCTUARY SUPPLIES RELIGIOUS ARTICLES GREETING CARDS CHURCH GOODS 96 Clinton Avenue North ROCHESTER, N. Y. 1 8 8 £ 8 § l 8 one hundred-ninety § 1 Complime7its of JOHN S. SCHULER Compliments Compliments of of JAMES E. CUFF J. GROVER CONLEY Compliments Compliments of of COSMO A. CILANO MYRON E. WILKES Compliments HETZLER BROS. ICE CO., Inc. Pure Hemlock Water Ice of Try Our Ice Cubes A FRIEND Coal Coke Glen. 446-447 811 Driving Park I one hundred ninety-one ' ■O3XIXIX0SIXIXOSO8IXCXO3IX0S0S0SO3O8O30S0e Congratulations and best wishes to the Graduating Class of 1932 Case’s Candy Shop 379 CHILI AVE- Have you visited MAGG ' S new Ice Cream Saloti and magnificent New Catering Home? Ice Cream and Light $ Lunches Served in Fountain Room until 12 P. M. including Sunday Tea Room Service Special 30c - 40c - 50c Luncheon Daily 11:30 until 2 P. M. Dinner 5:30 to 8 P. M. 65c and $1.00 Sunday Only Special $1.00 Dinner 12 :30 until 4 P. M. - Private rooms available for Luncheon or Dinner Parties with Privilege of Bridge Beautiful Banquet Hall for Parties or Dances Special Arrangements for Club Luncheons and Meetings M AGG’S Ice Cream and Catering Co. 732 EAST MAIN STREET Between Union and Alexander Sts. STONE 621 STONE 622 Phone, Main bhh Egbert F. Ashley Co. GENERAL INSURANCE Except Life Insurance Second Floor, Union Trust Building 119 Main Street West, Rochester, N. Y. Painters Supplies Clark Paint Oil Glass Co. Geo. A. Weining, Pres. Weining Bldg. 71-73 State St. A. T. FANG Cor. River St. John’s Pk. Light Lunches—Ice Cream Cigars Walter S. Beilby Milton H. Beilby Beilby Sign Company ADVERTISING, COMMERCIAL, ELECTRIC, METAL GOLD LETTERING BANNERS SHOW CARDS 48 MAIN STREET EAST Genesee 1705-M Phone, Main 1476 Wegman’s Beaux Art Mattresses Nothing better Champion Knitwear Mills 71 ST. PAUL ST. next to Chamber of Commerce Headquarters for Athletic Goods Come in and look over the latest in Champion sweaters. o o g o g g 8 g S o g 8 g 8 8 1 o I i 8 g 8 o S88U:08d8:0888U88U888U8888888888888888 808888888888:080.08Xi8;888888888888iX888 one hundred ninety-two ft ft o § § I 1 H. B. Wallace Groceries Fancy Fruits and Vegetables Selected Teas and Coffees Glen. 477-478 — 1182 Dewey Aye. Thomas J. Stokes Grocer 693 Lake Aye. 1268 — Glenwood — 1269 H. F. DOELL GROCERIES and MEATS Cash and Carry—Self Serve 1056 Dewey Avenue Phone: Genesee 1865 JACOB C. KECK Dealer in CHOICE GROCERIES 779 Maple Street ROCHESTER, N. Y. J. STERRISE Groceries 898 Hudson Avenue Phone Stone 2275 J. AUDYCKI Stone 2180-J CHOICE GROCERIES, CIGARS ICE CREAM and CANDIES 742 Aye. D Cor. Bauman St. F. Bonadio Son The Quality Grocers 1358 Clifford Aye. Stone 2861 FALCONIO BROS. GROCERIES, FRUITS and VEGETABLES Gen. 4248 463 Jefferson Aye. ft o ft ft ft ft ft 8 ft O ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 8 ft 8 ft o 8 8 ft 8 ft 8 8 8 1 ft 8 ft ft 8 8 O 8 8 ft 1 8 8 § 8 ft 8 1 ft 8 8 ft ft ft 8 8 8 8 8 8 ft 8 8 8 8 8 8 ft 8 8 8 one hundred ninety-three F ARMEN OR LOWERS 331 DRIVING PARK AYE. Glen. 1240 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. The Catholic Courier Journal Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Rochester Published with the Approbation of The Rt. Rev. John Francis0’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. GEN. 1971 Young’s Music House RADIO SALES AND SERVICE MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE ELECTRIC REFRIGERATION 263 AMES STREET BLANCHARD Floral Artists 48 and 53 Lake Avenue Telephone Main 1986-482 The Best in Quality Flowers We Telegraph Flowers Waldert Optical Co. Consult your Oculist about your Eyes and Our Service 56 EAST AYE. Stone 56 Complitnents of ST. MICHAEL’S Rochester Phone, Main 469—1032 Smith Sash Door Co. MANUFACTURERS OF “Better Quality Millwork’’ Since 1876 175 EXCHANGE ST. ROCHESTER, N. Y. one hundred ninety-four Compliments of JOSEPH J. BUCKLEY Funeral Director L. W. Maier’s Sons Established 1872 FUNERAL DIRECTORS 870 Clinton Ave. north ROCHESTER, N. Y. Walter C. Clement FUNERAL DIRECTOR The Cost is a matter of your own desire 535 Driving Park Ave. Glenwood 6614 Genesee 5411 Genesee 438 C. F. Scheuermann Sons FUNERAL DIRECTORS Funeral Home 230 Brown St. Rochester, n. y. Irving E. Winchell Thomas F. Trott Hermance Company FUNERAL DIRECTORS 683 MAIN ST. EAST Stone 1524 Monroe 50 N. J. Miller’s Son Funeral Director 706 SOUTH AVE. ROCHESTER, N. Y. Established 1854 Bernard O’Reilly’s Sons Undertakers Phone, Main 164 163 State St. Henry D. Halloran Mooney’s Funeral Directors NEW LOCATION 195 Plymouth Ave. So. Main 127 8 g § 1 1 a 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 § 8 I 8 8 o I 8 a Q 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 one hundred ninety-five one hundred ninety-six Main 6751-6752 Peter A. Van Remoortere DEALER IN MEATS AND PROVISIONS Manufacturer of Sausage 1256 Clinton Aye. N. George’s Market LYELL AVENUE High Grade Meats Phone, Stone 937 Stone 936 Auto Delivery Compliments of SCHROTH MARKET Lyell at Murray Joseph J. Brown Market CHOICE MEATS AND FANCY DRESSED POULTRY 17 Richmond Street 80O.O0O ' OOOO0000C6D000O0000000000000O000.0O0O0O.OLOO0.0O0OOOO0O.OOO0 ' OOOOOOO.OOOO0 ° ' . i 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 o 8 8 8 O 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 I 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 Q 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 OTTMAN BROS. Manufacturers Wholesale and Retail Dealers in ALL KINDS OF SAUSAGE Coney Island Hots a Specialty 45 FRONT STREET Williams’ Potato Chips 10i 2 BRONSON AVE. Phone Main 6808 Listman’s Market 1324 DEWEY AVE. Phone Glenwood 1648 We Deliver Henry J. Kohler Son MEATS, GROCERIES, BAKED GOODS, FRESH DRESSED POULTRY AT ALL TIMES 535 CHILI AVE. Cor. Thurston Rd. Call Genesee 3362-3363 one hundred ninety-seven 8 8 8 O o 8 g S Kane’s Home Bakery Strictly Home Baking 1506 DEWEY AVE. Telephone, Glen. 6497 DiPaolo Baking: Co. 598 Plymouth Ave. North ROCHESTER, N. Y. Phone, Main 7175 “Italian bread delivered anywhere in the city” MAC’S When you are over on the East Side, drop in at Mac’s for your Cigars and Sandwiches 840 E. Main Street O. P. Lechleitner 598 LAKE AVE. ROCHESTER, N. Y. Soda, Ice Cream, Magazines Cigars and Tobacco Glenwood 1155 If it ' s from Howell’s Bakery It’s the Best 1436 DEWEY AVE. Glenwood 1654 SCHULZ BROS. Coffee Shoppe Dinners—Sandwiches Candy—Ice Cream DEWEY COR. DRIVING PARK Phone, Glen. 1381 We Supply Aquinas With Candy LAZARUS 1 Corinthian Street Glenwood 4413 EAT AT GEORGE’S HOT AND COLD LUNCH Ice Cream and Candies GEO. PALMOS, PROP. 321 DRIVING PK. AVE one hundred ninety-eight one hundred ninety-nine 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 ' O0000 g HARRY B. CROWLEY I Jacob Johnson’s Sons Nineteenth Ward Market r General Insurance 178 REYNOLDS ST. COR. CADY jj 403-5 GRANITE BLDG. Established 1870 £ S Phone, Genesee 1469 l FROMM BROS. M. Reichenberger QUALITY SAUSAGE AND MEAT PRODUCTS MEATS AND GROCERIES ! 1 Ask Your Dealer Cor. Stone Road Dewey Ave. 1 “Folks Favor Fromm’s Flavor” Main 384-1 Service Our ' C Watchword h McGarvey Coal Co., Inc. The Best Grades of £ COAL— and— COKE jj A i 32 100 Exchange Place Bldg.—16 State St. ! Glen. 2100 G. C. KENNY Compliments of £ y Manufacturer of KENNY KRAFT LIFETIME FURNITURE % Bland’s Variety Shop ij Across from Aquinas § i ? 1476 Lake Ave. two hundred ►0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 ' 000000 ' 000000000O00000000000000000000000000000O00000: 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000-00000000000000000000000000 § 8 8 3 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 1 8 1 I 1 i 8 1 8 8 8 I PATRONIZE ROCHESTER’S LEADING DRY CLEANERS AND DYERS MONROE 6600 STAUB SON Incorporated 951-961 Main Street East Compliments of ADAM W. DUNBAR Dry Cleaning—Pressing Custom Tailored Clothes 1322 Dewey Ave. ASK POWERS VAIL FOR Athletic Goods 117 STATE ST., Rochester, N. Y. Main 2435 Phone, Glen. 3089 RUB ADOU’S Dry Goods — Men ' s Wear 844 Dewey, at Driving Park Ave. FOR ALL YOUR Dry Cleaning and Tailoring CALL DOHRS 573 Chili Ave. Gen. 4567 Called for and Delivered CRESCENT PURITAN The Soft Water Laundry DEWEY AVENUE COR. PALM STREET Phone, Glenwood 860 “Wilson” School Wardrobes u Sanymetal” Toilet Partitions “Highton ” Grilles and Registers “Fenesti ' a” Steel Windows Kalamein arid Metal Door Frames REPRESENTED BY Swalbach Building Products Co. Inc. 300 Genesee St., Rochester, N. Y. ROLAND’S DRY GOODS, NOVELTIES MEN’S FURNISHINGS PICTORIAL PATTERNS 415 Lyell Avenue I 8 8 8 0 I 1 l M O 1 0 I 8 8 8 8 8 0 § 8 8 0 8 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 two hundred one 0888808888008880808888808888888080 t s 8 8 o o ' ► 8 o 8 o o o 8 8 o 8 8 8 8 o 8 8 8 8 Barker Beikirch Sheet Metal Work and Warm Air Heating Cornices and Skylights Culver 1884 12 Englert Street Rochester, N.Y. SHEET METAL WORK ROOFING George Ballard 10-12 Gunnison Street Phone Glen. 4917 WARM AIR HEATING SLATE FLAG STONES De Visser Bros. HARDWARE Cor. Flower City Park and Dewey Ave. Quality Merchandise LOUIS LOTZ HARDWARE—TOOLS PAINTS—OILS—GLASS 795 DEWEY AVE. Phone Glenwood 1130 Rochester Smelting Refining Co. INGOT METAL FOR FOUNDRY USE 2G Sherer St. Genesee 1312 John R. Ward PLUMBING, HARDWARE and TINSMITHING 561 Jefferson Ave. Genesee 2048 Compliments of SHATZEL HARDWARE 498 Lyell Ave. Grover A. Clicquennoi, President Henry Lester Hardware Co., Inc. Builders Hardware Specialists 150 WEST MAIN STREET two hundred two 6088088888888888888$ A QUARTER C of PRINTING • f UR SILVER ANNIVERSARY! Twenty-five years of progress in the printing art, marked by a deeper touch of love for our work and the pride that accompanies the accomplishment of work done well. The attainment of per¬ fection in our chosen field always has been our goal, and always will be. Upon our long experience, our craftmanship, and our ability to keep apace with the trend of the day, we base our solicitation of your patronage. We know we can satisfy. The Art Print Shop printed this edition of THE ARETE ®he ART PRINT SHOP STONE 567 77 ST. PAUL ST. ROCHESTER, N. Y. ENTURY two hundred three C 000 o O O 0,00 0.0 00000000800000000000000i00008000£00C80000 0£0»00£0 ®»® ®»8 ' 000000000000 N D E X § I 0 0 A Page Adcraft Printers .181 A(iuinas Faculty.161 Aquinas Institute Book Fund . .162 Aquinas Mission Unit .173 Art Print Shop .203 Ashley Co., Egbert F.192 Atlantic Stamping Company ... 178 Audycki, J.193 B Balcron Coal Co., Inc.190 Ballard, George .202 Barker Beikirch .202 Barra Service Station.182 Bastian Brothers Co.164 Beaucaire-Mitchell, Inc.174 Beechwood Coal Co., Inc. .190 Beilby Sign Company .192 Blanchard . 194 Blanda, J. H..184 Bland’s Variety Shop . 200 Bonadio Son, F.193 Boucher, George T.190 Bourne, John R.179 Boylan, John P.172 Brown Market, Joseph J.197 Buckley, Joseph J.195 C Case’s Candy Shop .192 Cataract Products Corp. 188 Catholic Courier Journal, . . 194 Central Laundry Supply Co.,. .174 Central Supply House .185 Champion Knitwear Mills .192 Cilano, Cosmo A.191 Clark Paint Oil Glass Co.192 Class of ’33 .158 Class of ’34 . 159 Class of ’35 .160 Clement, Walter C. • ■ .195 Columbus Civic Centre, The 180 Conley, J. Grover. 191 Cooperative Business Institute 174 Cramer Drug Co. 187 Crescent Puritan Laundry .201 Crowley, Harry B.200 C’uff, James E. . .191 D Darrow-May Secretarial School 178 Davis Drug Company 187 Dennis Stores, Inc., Frank H.. . 170 DeVisser Bros. . 202 DiPaolo Baking Co.198 Doell, H. F.193 Dohrs .201 Dunbar, Adam W.201 E Edelman, Edward C.180 Eggleston Hotel .183 Fourth Degree, K. of C. .180 Fromm Bros.200 F Falconio Bros.193 Fang, A. T.192 Farmen .194 Fee Brothers, Inc. . 188 Foote’s Tea . 200 Furlong Studio 168 Furtherer, Charles W.188 Page Gamma Rho Fraternity, The 173 Gasser Joseph .186 George’s Market .197 Globe Book Company .179 Goldman Co., Inc., David 185 Gottry Carting Co., Sam .170 H Haag and Haag.188 Halloran, Henry D.195 Hart Monument Co., Inc., F. J.. .175 Hawken, George B.186 Herald Engraving Co.163 Hermance Company 195 Hetzler Bros. Ice Co., Inc.191 Howell’s Bakery .198 Howe Rogers Company.184 J Johnson’s Sons, Jacob . 200 Judge Motor Corp.182 K Kane’s Home Bakery .198 Keck, Jacob C.193 Keenan, John L.172 Kenny, G. C.200 Kirby Sons, E.176 Klier, George A.187 Knights of Columbus .180 Koerner, Arthur R.186 Kohler Son. Henry J.197 Kunzer-Ellinwood, Inc.183 Lazarus Lechleitner, O. P. Leter Hardware Co Listman’s Market . Lotz, Louis . 198 .198 Inc., H... 202 .197 .... 202 .188 Lyman Realty Service . M Mabbett Motors . 185 Mac’s .198 Magg’s .192 Maier’s Sons, L. W. 195 Malley, Web .188 Marshall Super Station . 182 Mattie Son, A. J.181 May, Martin T. 183 Meagher, Daniel J.171 Mechanics Institute .167 Meisenzahl Bros. Coal Co.190 Miller’s Son, N. J. . 195 Muhs Bros.188 Murray, James T.187 Myers Co., Inc., R. M. . 181 Me McAnarney, Frank J.184 McGarvey Coal Co., Inc. . 200 N Niagara University .173 O O’Brien Pharmacy. The .187 Odenbach Coffee Shoppe .187 Odenbach, John H.171 Ontario Biscuit Company .169 O ' Reilly’s Sons, Bernard 195 Ottman Bros.197 P Page Palmos, George .198 Persikini, M., Shoe Rebuilder ... 186 Powers Vail .201 Predmore, Wm. F.179 Prenner Son, L.190 Pustet Company, Inc., Fred’k 178 R Rae Oil Co., Inc., F. B.182 Reddington, J. M.190 Reichenberger, M.200 Rich, Thomas C. .186 Rochester Artificial Limb Co. 186 Rochester Book Binding .181 Rochester Business Institute .... 167 Rochester Gas Electric Corp. 168 Rochester Novelty Works, Inc.. 179 Rochester Packing Co., Inc.169 Roch ester Postage Stamp Co. .181 Roch. Smelting Refining Co. 202 Roland’s 201 Rossenbach, John C.175 Rubadou’s .201 Russer’s Market and Grocery. . . .176 S Scheuermann Sons, C. F.195 Schaefer Hartel . 194 School of Commerce, The .166 Schroth Market .197 Schuler, John S.191 Schulz Bros.198 Seneca Market .185 Shatzel Hardware .202 Sibley, Lindsay Curr C ' o.185 Smith-Fredenburg Corp.182 Smith Sash Door Co. 194 Spalding Bros., A. G.184 Statius, D. C.187 Staub Son .201 Sterrise, J.193 Stokes, Thomas J.193 St. Michael’s 194 Swalbach Building Products Co. 201 T Texaco .182 Town Talk Bakery, Inc.176 Trant’s Catholic Supply Store .190 Trott Bros., Inc.175 U Union Dairy Prods., Inc.183 V Van Remoortere, Peter A.197 Vonglis, James .181 W Ward, John R. . 202 Waldert Optical Co.194 Wallace, H. B.193 Williams’ Potato Chips .197 Wilkes, Myron E.191 Wegman Dairy, Edward .184 Wegman’s .192 Y Yawman and Erbe Mfg. 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