Fordham University - Maroon Yearbook (New York, NY)

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   ®ljt 1917 jfflaroon$nut(b br TI)f arbe,i Press }rtu ork «CilPzgygyoszsszecssB 5? 35 5? 35 3? 3? 35 35 35 33: r.5? 3?35 3?-35eUUUi35 5? 5? 5? 5? 5? 353535 3J! 33! 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 531 TO.53133: 35 33:33! 33:331.33! w 33! 3? 35 35 i Zibe Ifoatroon I he History of the Class of Nineteen-Seventeen St. John’s College Fordham University Published at Fordham I diversity in the City of New York June, 1917 xQl 25 0rTfr7 tTtT 7tV? 2525231 2525231525 25 25 2525 25 25 2525 25 iQ jQZ 25 25 252V72-? r f'T vTfjvryi3 d c 3D 3D I D □ 0 □ Jfotreworb OST excellent reader: If in this brief story of our undergraduate days at Fordham you shall find something which gives you pleasure, we will be glad. If it shall cause the men who in the past have shared the joys which the Class of Nineteen-Seventeen are now newly leaving, to recall for a passing moment the mellowed memories of their college days, we will have counted our work well worth while. If in the years to come the perusal of these pages shall help our classmates to live anew, across the void of time, the golden days which we have spent together in the lecture hall and on the campus, we will deem our task happily accomplished. THE BOARD OF EDITORS □ 00 30H 3 DC Mi—.... 51[al[51lr H(5]fS1lcft ft 1 1 1 1 p 1 B 1 - an Ihr Spw. SuspjiIi A. iflulrif. .3J. JJrrsihrnt uf iFurWjam llmuernitij. an An Sxpmmuin uf v ur Atferttun and tutrrm a nil Jn (Grateful Atiprrrtatiuu of tlje ilUunulirrut Ifimk mhtrh he has Arromylinbrh in the Ultimate of Alma Ittatrr. dhe (Claim of Niuetern- eiteuteen tKeaprrtfulUi UeiHrates (Chin tiluuU t $ 1 i I 1 7 l f 1 1 ! yf ft ftOUR COUNTRY THERE is ho argument, no matter how highly conceived nor splendidly worded, to prove an unalloyed devotion to one’s country — nor is any needed. Abstractions sound like hollow-fallacies beside the stern cold fact of deeds done. And deeds there are without number, which prove beyond the peradventure of a doubt the sterling metal of Fordham’s patriotism, and the absolute devotion of her sons to the government of the United States, to its President, and to all things American. To follow' in the great footsteps of those sons of Alma Mater who have served their country in the past, on her battlefields, in the chambers of her councils, and in the less prominent walks of private life, is the privilege and the desire of the Class of Nineteen-seventeen. MOST II.I.USTRIOUS Ol I OKDHAM S ILLUSTRIOUS SONS HIS EMINENCE. JOHN CARDINAL FARLEYOur professors Senior THE REV. OWEN A. HILL. S. J. Psychology, Natural Theology, Ethics and Evidences of Religion. THE REV. EDMUND J. BURKE. S. J. MR. GEORGE F. STROHAVER, S. J. Economics and Biology. Elocution. MR. DANIEL J. SULLIVAN. S. J. Geology and Astronomy. junior THE REV. MICHAEL J. MAHONY. S. J. Logic, General Metaphysics. Cosmology and Evidences of Religion. THE REV. EDMUND J. BURKE. S. J. Economics. THE REV. JOHN F. X. MURPHY. S. J. History. THE REV. FRANCIS D. O’LAUGHLIN. S.J. Laboratory Physics. MR. JOSEPH M. KELLEY. S. J. Didactic Physics. MR. GEORGE F. STROHAVER. S. J. Chemistry and Elocution. Sophomore THE REV. JOHN H. FARLEY. S. J. Latin. Greek and English Literature. THE REV. JOHN F. X. MURPHY. S. J. History and Evidences of Religion. MR. GEORGE F. STROHAVER. S. J. Chemistry and Elocution. MR. JOSEPH M. KEII-EY. S. J. Mechanics. Jfrcsbman THE REV. GEORGE F. JOHNSON. S. J. Latin. Greek and English Literature—Arts Course. THE REV. JOHN A. COTTER. S. J. Latin and English I .iterature—Science Course. MR. GREGORY G. KIEHNE, S. J. Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry. MR. CLEMENT R. R1SACKER. S. J. Chemistry and German. 16 THE REV. JOHN F. X. MURPHY. S. J. History and Evidences of Religion. MR. ERNEST LOEFFLER French.XT he .faculty is with hesitancy that we speak of our debt to the Faculty. For four years they have been not only our teachers, but our willing and constant advisers. On the eve of graduation, as the day draws closer when our ways must part, it is difficult indeed to phrase in proper words the full measure of our gratitude to the men who have worked so unsparingly for our advancement. In a short while our undergraduate days will come forever to an end, but. as we walk down the winding path to the college gate, ready to fare forth into the busy work beyond, our thoughts will linger gratefully among the loved scenes of old Fordham, and the memories of our college days will be made gladder by the recollection of its professors, of the lessons which they have taught, of the principles which they have preached, and. most of all, by the enduring remembrance of the fruitful inspiration of their lives. Whatever success the Class of Nineteen Seventeen may achieve in the years to come will be due in no small measure to their self-sacrifice and generous devotion to the work which God. in the designs of His infinite providence, has called on them to undertake. Next to our parents, our debt to the I-acuity of Fordham is greatest. 17'Re John J. 0 Connor SJ Ret RobertHJohnson.SJ. Re . JosephfiMulrytS.J.k MWMMW» MAROON rt? M ±- - m- Officers m ■®e REV. JOSEPH A. MULRY. S. J. President We REV. ROBERT H. JOHNSON. S. J. Vice-President and Dean of the College We RP:V. JOHN J. O'CONNOR, S. J. Prefect of Discipline We REV. JOSEPH T. KEATING. S. J. Treasurer We REV. HENRY J. LYONS. S. J. Procurator 19 flStolS lVVV l' ltyySVVi  The Rev. Owen A. Hill, S. J Profcjjoi of Senior Ethics Psychology Natural 1 heology Evidences of Religion ReZE.JBurkeSJ Mnb.h.SulUva n ,SJ. .. Re J.H.Fa rleySJ, Re .M.J.Mahony.SJX ,! ReZG.EJohnson,SJ. W ED. 01 auohlinSJ.MAROON professors (=] Tl IE REV. MICHAEL J. MAHONV, S. J. Junior Class THE REV. JOHN H. FARLEY. S. J. Sophomore Class THE REV. GEORGE F. JOHNSON. S. J. Freshman Class THE REV. JOHN F. X. MURPHY. S. J. History and Evidences of Religion THE REV. EDMUND J. BURKE. S. J. Biology and Economics THE REV. FRANCIS D. O LAUGHLIN. S. J. Laboratory Physics MR. GEORGE F. STROHAVER. S. J. Chemistry and Elocution MR. DANIEL J. SULLIVAN. S. J. Geology and Astronomy 23cbc JSoarb of Editors OK Che flfoaroon JAMES T. L. O'DONOHOE Editor Associate Editors WALTER X. BARKY JOHN F. X. MeGOHEY HOWARD F. R. MULLIGAN H. MeDONALD PAINTON 25 WALTER J. RYAN WILLIAM J. SCHMITTCbe Business Committee OF Zhe flllavoon HUGH F. COATES Business Manager HAROLD T. BROWN EDMUND G. DALE PHILIP J. KEARNS JOHN J. CRAY PATRICK J. FEERICK J. GERALD KENLON 27 JOHN F. REIDY FREDERICK A. VENTERChe Class Officers GEORGE J. LANGLEY President FREDERICK A. VENTER Vice- President h. McDonald painton Secretary JOSEPH R. RAFFERTY Treasurer 31Class IRcll WAI.TF.R X BARRY. JOHN A. MONAHAN. HAROLD T. BROWN. HOWARD F. R. MULLIGAN. HUGH F. COATES. JOHN F. MURRAY. JR. JOHN J. CRAY. CHRISTOPHER A. O BRIEN. EDMUND G. DALE. DUNCAN T. O BRIEN. JOHN J. DE PASQUALE. JAMES T. L. O DONOHOE. WALTER F. DUGAN. h. McDonald painton. PATRICK J. FEERICK. JOSEPH B. RAFFERTY. EDWARD U. GREEN. JOHN F. REIDY. JAMES M. HARKINS. WALTER J. RYAN. PHILIP J. KEARNS. JR. WALTER J. SANDERS. J. GERALD KENLON. WILLIAM J. SCHMITT. GEORGE J. LANGLEY. FREDERICK A. VENTER. JOHN B. LEE. CARL J. VON KOKERITZ. JOHN F. X. McGOHEY. PETER C. WAL.SH. HENRY P. WILLIAMS.WALTER XAVIER BARRY NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep Varsity Play (I, 2. 3): Debate (2. 3): Peace Contest (4); Class Track Team (3): Class Football Team (3): Debating Society, President (4); Dramatic Society: St. Vincent de Paul Society; I. C. Sodality. Asst. Prefect (4); I he Maroon. Associate Editor. "He doth indeed show some spores that arc like a‘it" —Much Ado About Nothing WHO could better welcome the reader and make him or her at once kindly disposed towards the class, than genial Walter X. Barry Truly his affable disposition, his cheery smile and pleasing repartee, his serious thought and well chosen reply, are the fruitful results of a successful syncretism of nature. Many an hour in the classroom, essentially irksome and long, has been turned into a joyful and fleeting moment by the alchemy of his humorous exclamations. "Brighten the corner where you are"' seems to have met the entire approval and ready endorsement of this apt humorist: and he adheres to the old saying, “laugh and the world laughs with you." But he is human and like all humans he has his faults. Though he is ambitious and strives ever to attain a position of prominence and distinction. yet he has made a great mistake. He claims City Island as his residence. His love, however, for New York City proves a redeeming feature, and amply offsets his declaration of allegiance to the wave kissed shores of the land of clambakes and of lobsters.HAROLD THOMAS BROWN ASTORIA, L. I. Fordham Prep ’’Bus" Varsity Play (4); Class. Treasurer (3): Dramatic Association; I. C. Sodality: St. Vincent de Paul Society; The Maroon. Business Committee. "He caper , he Jance . he ha» e :es of oulh" The Merry I Fives of IV in J tor HR came to us a foreigner from a distant land one morning some eight years ago. while the dew was still resting lightly on the lilies fair, and every mosquito on Long Island was buzzing a glorious triumphant chant as Astoria sent forth her favorite son. with his medals shining on his bosom. For the time was (many moons ago, of course) when Harold brought much joy to his parents, and considerable distinction to his native habitat by his repeated victories in the "Better Babies" contests. However, these happy days have long since passed. As yet Hal has not decided definitely upon his avocation, although one day he condescended to enlighten a few of his select friends in the quiet atmosphere of a neighboring restaurant, that he entertained serious ideas of becoming a "junior partner," still leaving them in the dark as to what particular line of activity he had in mind. Hal s strongest part is in the role of social lion and at the tea-table, and on the waxen floor Beau Brummel himself would be put to shame by the approach of him of the golden locks, and mellow complexion. At least that is the way Brownie feels about it, and some others too. May they live happily ever afterwards.HUG! i FRANCIS COATES NEW YORK CITY Fordha m Prep "Hughie" Class. Vice-President (3); The Monthly. Business Manager (3. 4); The Maroon, Business Manager. "For I did dream of monc)i-baga to-night" — The Merchant of Venice LIKE a great many other statements, equally true, the quotation printed above may lead to an erroneous impression. Hughie. like Shylock, does dream of money bags. Unlike that unfortunate gentleman, however, he does not spend his nights in sleepless pursuit of imaginary treasure for its own sake, but always as a means of defraying the cost of printer’s ink. And the results he obtains are a great deal more substantial than dreams. By nature rather unobtrusive and always obliging, once on the trail of the necessary shekels. Hughie becomes the living personification of "wild finance." and there is no rest for either himself or his co-workers until sufficient funds are raised. Whatever credit may accrue to the Fordharn Monthly, or 1 he Maroon are due in a large measure to his untiring and unselfish efforts. Hugh intends to enter the Fordharn Law School in September, not because he is in doubt, but because he likes the sombre haunts of the bench and the dusty tomes of Justinian. By these letters, and under this, our hand and seal (or whatever the proper legal phrase is) we give fair warning to all followers of the printer's craft. Let them not try to defraud this gentleman's clients. Should they attempt to do so, they will find themselves enmeshed in a hopeless tangle of technical terms. We cherish no more sincere a hope than that Hughie’s career will finally be recorded in no meaner type than one-billion-point success.JOHN JOSEPH CRAY NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep I rack I earn. Awl. Manager (3); Class Baseball Team (2. 3): Class Football Team (2. 3): The Maroon. Business Committee. “An affable and courteous gentleman" — Taming of the Shret» NO matter what the favor is. if John can do it you can count on him and feel perfectly confident that it will be done. “1 lis word is as good as his bond." is synonymous with the mention of his name. He always has a smile and a pleasant word for everybody. Should you meet John in the car on the way to college, you are sure you arc on time because he has an enviable record for punctuality. As is natural with a man who has this quality, he is very thorough in all he undertakes, and as a result generally succeeds in obtaining what he sets out after. As a leader of fashion he has few rivals, for he always displays the latest offerings of Fifth Avenue, and it is needless to say, he does so with becoming grace and dignity. His fondness for the fair sex is not generally known except by his closest friends, although it is rumored that he has a well trained eye for beauty. From his very first year at Fordham he always managed to get a "drag” with the professors; at first it puzzled us. but at last we came to the conclusion that it was the same reason that he has a "drag" with us. on account of his affable manner, and because he is a gentleman in the true sense of the word.EDMUND GILBERT JOSEPH DALE MOUNT VERNON. N. Y. Fordham Prep "Ed- Varsity Play (3): Basketball Team (I). Captain (2): Baseball Team (3. 4); Track Team (3. 4); Class Relay Team (I. 2. 3. 4): Dramatic Association: I. C. Sodality: "F" Club; The Maroon. Business Committee. "A proper man" — Henry VI ED is a big fellow, in fact he is the biggest man in the class, and up to date there is no one who has been able to dispute his right to this position. Whether the invigorating breezes of Mt. Vernon, the town or rather the city (it has forty thousand people now) where he hails from, had anything to do with his development is a debated question, but should it be proved in the affirmative. Uncle Sam would do well to turn the place into a training camp. The cinder path and basketball court have often proved his ability as an athlete and his gameness and refusal to admit defeat have often brought victory in place of sure disaster. He has the fire of the early Spartans still burning within him. now and then it glows, sometimes it bursts into a flame, but he has always been willing to use it for the glory of Fordham. Although he has never entered into the oratorical activities of the college, his speeches at class meetings, especially in Senior, were universally conceded to carry great weight. Ed is a cosmopolitan sort of a fellow; he makes friends readily, and fits in well wherever he goes. He is big hearted and will go a long way to do a pal of his a good turn. But above all he is fair and square and that is really what counts. JOHN JAMES DE PASQUAI.F. NEW YORK CITY ForHHiim Prep Class Football Team (2. 3): I. C. Sodality. "lie ii the only man ol Italy” Much A Jo About A'othinc Wl FH all clue modesty on our own part we are grudgingly forced to acknowledge at frequent intervals that the class of Seventeen approximates as near as possible to the pinnacle of human perfection. It is compounded of a multitude of balancing elements. Side by side, the fiery Celt, the stolid Teuton, the phlegmatic Anglo-Saxon were content to drink from the common bowl, a draught pungent with classical beauties and scholastic revelations; and as if bent upon rounding out a masterpiece, nature saw fit to put in the midst of the rest, a son of that sunny land, where Cicero, Virgil. Horace. Ovid and all the rest of the ancestors of John Dc Pasqualc courted the muse and basked in the sunshine. A charter member of the incomparable organization, saying little but thinking much, we can remember no single instance in which he was ever found wanting. Neither logic nor metaphysics held terrors for this one and he romped through the classics with a rich pronunciation. If you could see him for a night at the opera, his swarthy face brightening as the waves of deep harmony surge up toward his box, enlightening the while, a beautiful signorina. on the unpenetrable mystery of how only such dark eyes as hers are the window's of the soul, he would appreciate how a remarkable intuition and romantic temperament enable him to put his training to such good account. And when you meet him you will most likely succumb, even as the damsel.WALTER FRANCIS DUGAN BROOKLYN, N. Y. St. Vincent's Seminary "Dug” "Silence is the perfectesi herald of joy" —Much A do A hunt Nothin DUG is enshrouded in mystery. No one knows whence he came or aught of his past. But unlike most men with an unknown history, his deportment was not such as to give rise to dark conjectures. Since he came to us in the beginning of Junior from a fair institution of the sunny South, Dugan has impressed us as being a good fellow, and he has won the distinguished title of Champion in and outdoor keeper-of - silence in the class of Nineteen Hundred and Seventeen. Dugan is as industrious as he is unobtrusive, as was shown by his recitations and papers throughout his last two years at college. His knowledge of philosophy is deep and broad. He hugs great tomes of Aristotle. Suarez, and St. Thomas Aquinas to his bosom with the ardor of a Romeo, and he gambols in the spiritual realm amid the intangible things of psychology and metaphysics like a lambkin on the green-sward. Tacit as a fresh water muscle and dauntless of heart, this celt of sable locks is a doer of deeds. APATRICK JOSEPH FEERICK NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep "Skipper" Varsity Track Team (2. 3, 4); Class I rack leant (I. 2. 3); Class Baseball Team (2); Class Football Team (3); Orchestra (3): Varsity Play (3); Dramatic Association; "F" Club; The Maroon. Business Committee. "S iftcr than arrow from the Tartar bo a" —A 1'( summer .'Vijf i ’j Dream THF. class would not be properly balanced if we did not have such an one among us as Pat. The term “fast" is ambiguous. In one acceptation it is altogether repugnant to Feerick; but taken as meaning fleetness of foot, we set this down as one of Paddy’s chiefest attributes. That courier to the Jovian court has nothing on P. J. when it comes to covering ground. He has represented Fordham in meets all through college, and wherever Pat was entered in the spiked group, it was a safe bet that the Maroon would be found well in front if not the first to crack the tape. Feerick carries his triumphs on the cinders with becoming modesty, and if you want to find out particulars about a medal or a trophy won by him. you have to ply him with questions. In the classroom he is as silent as the sphinx. There is little uncertainty as to which way Pat’s inclinations lie. I le would forsake the lecture hall for the ""campus martius" any day. He would peruse the sporting sheet rather than metaphysics. He would hurl the javelin rather than wield the stylus. All in all. we owe much to Feerick for his athletic achievements, and his spirit. Wc hope you win as well through life as you have in college, Paddy.EDWARD URBAN GREEN ASTORIA, L. I. Xavier I ligh School Orchestra (2. 3 ) ; Class Baseball Team (3); I. C. Sodality. "-■I tail gentleman, by heaven " 2 Henry IV ED has a great reputation as a piano player, a fact known both to Manhattan and Astoria, the last-named being the city to which he bears allegiance. Ed might forget his piano but he can never forget his Ford, which is often the only means by which he is able to reach college. During the winter, to prevent its being destroyed by the elements, he harbors it during class hours in one of the boarder’s rooms. There is only one contingency which can cause him to become excited, for he has a very even temperament. and that is when the Knights of Columbus are mentioned in any but a dignified manner. He probably recruits more men to this organization than any man within ten miles of Fordham. Life holds but one outlook for this man from Long Island, and that is the brightest imaginable. Worry is a trait unknown to him; in fact he can always see some good, even in hard luck. Success ought to be his. and surely will be. if he retains his happy disposition. Moreover, he has the knack of being able to get along with less sleep than any man in the class. Whether this is a necessity, due to his social life or due merely to his admiration for Edison, is a disputed question.JAMES ALOYSIUS HARKINS NEW YORK CITY Xavier High School "Jimmy'' I. C. Sodality "Happy the parents of so fair a child" —Taming of the Sheets WHEN a member of the Class of Nineteen Seventeen hereafter takes account of all his classmates and brings before his mind their pictures, he will find numbered among them one at least, who. by the bigness and goodness of his heart, and by his never-failing desire to please, will be sure to demand his attention—James Harkins. He joined us in the Fall of 1913. coming from Xavier High School, and we were all immediately attracted to him by his carefree disposition, and his ever-glowing smile. He is the youngest member of the class, and has always been reminded by his professors that he is only a child. But this was done only to provoke Jimmy to indignant denials, and seldom did the ruse fail. Jimmy always took much interest in philosophy and therefore offered a great many difficulties and objections to the several theses before he was satisfied. Many times the professor thought that Jimmy's motive was just to "kill time.’’ and to give the boys a rest. One day when Jim had an objection against some doctrine which was being propounded, he was suddenly and abruptly brought to a halt by being told that he was too young to ask questions, and that children should be seen and not heard. I his put an end to his interruptions for some time. I lowever, after having spent four years in Jimmy’s company we can all truthfully say that it was a pleasure to have him as a classmate, and an honor to be numbered among his friends.PHILIP JOSEPH KEARNS. JR. NEW YORK CITY I'urdliHiii Prep "Varsity Phil" Varsity Play (I); Football Team (2); Athletic Association, Treasurer (4); St. V incent de Paul Society; The Maroon, Business Committee. "He bears him li e a portly gentleman" —Romeo and Jidiet ON this page we chronicle the activities of one Varsity Phil Kearns, well known in the village of lordham, for there has he spent his life, and there does he expect to continue. Phil is that sort of person who is built rather for comfort than speed, and well does he follow out the plans of his architecture. For the past two years "Varsity has been endeavoring to reduce his corpulency, and his method has been "eat and grow thin. He informs us that his system has been most successful, and well do we believe it when we see Phil trying his mightiest to make his garments fit his shrunken body. Phil has always done his best for Fordham, and during his earlier years in college was out on the football field every day working with the team. He never was a regular on the team but never was he discouraged, for he was working for Fordham and not for himself. That is the stuff Phil Kearns is made of. "Varsity" is quite a "party fiend,” we are told. Maybe this is the cause of his growing thin, for the art of dancing is very conducive to the disintegration of his flesh. We feel confident that Phil will be a success in whatever he undertakes, and he has our heartfelt best wishes.JOI IN GERALD KENI.ON ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N. J. Fordham Prep "Jerry” Football Team, Asst. Manager (3), Manager (4) ; Class Baseball Team (2); Parthenian Sodality: "F" Club; The Maroon. Business Committee. ".-I kinder gentleman ircaJi not the earth' —The Merchant of Venice THE first time you see him you arc impressed with his importance, for Jerry never believed that success came to the submissive. If confidence is the forerunner of success then his is already assured, for with him there is no such word as failure. According to his viewpoint once he starts (he admits he only expects to start after he finishes law school) New York will realize for the first time what real activity is. His fondness for rural life causes him to commute from the wilds of Jersey. Should a cow or some other obstruction on the track cause him to be late, he always has the same excuse. "I’ve been on the way an hour before the majority of people are out of bed." Where is there a heart, even though it is made of stone, but that it would be melted by compassion at hearing such a tale? With Jerry ' Math' just comes natural, it is a gift, but that is not the only reason why his opinion is asked in the astronomy class. Lest we forget, he is a sailor, for he served as cadet on two trips across the Atlantic, and was in the naval training cruise aboard the Maine. He is a real pal. a true friend, and a man who will stand by his guns.vl iauB-| ii. GEORGE JULIUS IANGLEY AMSTERDAM, N. V. Fordham Prep “Pop ‘ "Duke"' Varsity Play (I, 2. 3, 4); Oratorical Contest (3); Banquet Speaker (2. 3, 4); Parthenian Sodality. Secretary (3), Prefect (4); Dramatic Association. Vice President (3), President (4); Monthly. Associate Editor (3); Class President (3, 4). "A tweeter and a lovelier gentleman— Fram'd in the prodigality of nature. V oung, valiant, vritc . . The ipa:iom world cannot again afford" —Richard '“ STOP! LOOK. LISTEN! If you. fair reader, had the pleasure of knowing George, even remotely, our injunction to stop would be quite unnecessary. If you could catch a passing glimpse of those waving, aureate locks, that smile celestial, “look ' would be superfluous; and if you could but come within earshot of one of the Duke’s golden periods, "listen would be out of the question. Pop is the grand gentleman of the class. A soft collar or an ill-arranged necktie and our own little Louis XIV7 are repugnant ideas. George does everything on a grand scale. Hr rvrn studies grandly, having completed his first year at law school in addition to his Senior work. He is an orator of rare worth and the best toastmaster that Alma Mater has ever turned loose upon a suffering world. He has the air of success about him. He just can't help being successful in whatever he undertakes. That the class has elected him to successive terms as president in Junior and Senior, is significant proof of the high esteem in which we hold the incomparable George. His heart is every bit as good as his smile and his smile is golden. u JOHN BENEDICT LEE NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep Class Track Team ( 1. 2. 3. 4 ); Class Football Team (2); Varsity Play (I, 2, 4); Tennis Association, Treasurer (4); Dramatic Association. “A happy gentleman" —Richard II TO scan John's career at Fordham is somewhat like standing on an eminence and looking off over a peaceful landscape, where runs a broad straight river on its steady placid course to the sea. Jack's conduct and temper are as faultless as his dress. And while he is as even tempered as a cow. yet he has a stout and dauntless spirit when his principles are assailed. Verily it is like a breath of Spring to see Johnny breeze into class in the morning, with an car-to-ear smile which robs even an irate professor of words, lighting his broad honest face. Jack’s popularity at college takes second place only to his favor among the daughters of Bedford Park, and the gravest thing for which he will have to account when lie stands before the celestial gate for entree into the realms of joy will be the myriads of sighs he has wrung from the tender, fluttering bosoms of a thousand smitten maidens of that benighted hamlet. His good judgment and sober reasoning make Jack’s opinion sought and valued, and his aggregate qualities of gentlemanliness and good fellowship make his company and friendship no less sought and valued.JOHN FRANCIS XAVIER McGOHEY NEW YORK CITY Xa vicr High School "Xave" Varsity Play (I, 2, 3, 4); Debate (2): Class Track Team (3); Crew-Leader (2. 3. 4); The Monthly, Associate F.ditor (4): Parthenian Sodality; Dramatic Association, Business Manager (4); St. Vincent dc Paul Society, Vice-President (4); The Maroon. Associate Editor. ' W' ill thou slill la!5(? —Comedy of Errors ABOUT twenty-three years ago Jack looked out on this mundane sphere for the first time, and smiled at the oratorical possibilities his natal environment afforded. He knew all the Tammany leaders by their first names, at four, and could give you the batting average of every leaguer at six without referring to notes. Having graduated from Xavier High School. Xave came to Fordham. We heard him coming, and we have heard him ever since. Flowever, we must say that he does nicely with the Anglo-Saxon. He can turn a philosophical maxim of the dryest type into a musical period, without hesitation or halting. And. by the way. Philosophy is Jack's affinity. Give him a “makings” and he will carry you through that expansive science with verbiage that will dazzle you. He can quote from St. Thomas as glibly as from Kipling, and give you anything from Aristotle's definition of happiness to Edward's description of free will. And if you affirm anything of the weather he will distinguish your assertion—but all this in a pleasing fashion. Jack is as versatile and as likeable as he is talkative. He can put more spirit into a group of apathetic souls than a Calhoun, and is the best cheer-leader Fordham has had in years.JOHN ALOYSIUS MONAGl IAN WATER BURY. CONN. St. Thomas' Seminary "Cheese” Class Football Team (2. 3): Varsity Play (2); Parthcnian Sodality. "If'hat's in a [Nick] name ?" —Romeo and Juliet JOHN A. MONAGHAN, of Waterbury, Connecticut, joined us at the beginning of the Sophomore year. Jack came to us from Holy Cross. Many conjectures have been made why Cheese forsook our sister college to embrace the School of Arts at Fordham. It has been said that the climate of Worcester was working ruin with his complexion, and that in time he would have the same sort of a complexion as the rest of us. Again we hear that he was jilted by a fair daughter of New England and sought to sever all connections and lose all memories of the affair. But we have no hesitancy in saying that these were not the reasons, but rather that the standing of the '400“ in the Metropolis was more to Jack's liking than that of the Puritan state. Jack is heart free, caring for all. having no failing for one (as regards the fellows), can be depended upon to stale the quality of tea. and to tell if the music is in accord with the feelings and nimblcncss of the assemblage. Worry is foreign to him. and his motto is “pack up your troubles and smile.” Jack’s everpresent good humor, and steadfast loyalty, have made him well liked and has left nothing for him in the heart of every man of Seventeen but sincercst and best wishes.HOWARD FRANCIS RIC1IARD MULLIGAN CAZENOVIA. N. Y. Cazenovia Seminary "Justice" Tennis Association. President (4); Debate (4); Dramatic Society; Debat ing Society; I. C. Sodality; The Monthly, Associate Editor (4); The Maroon. Associate Editor. "Then the justice In fair, round icily toith good capon lined" —As You Lifje It A GENIAL disposition and corpulence have ever been associated, and in the case of this rotund scion of Madison County that world old association seems truly verified. We might, however, offer another explanation of his fullness; thrice each day. the Justice may be seen ensconced at a table in the University restaurant with an array of viands before him that would discourage a longshoreman. “Mull" came to us from Cazenovia. N. Y., and with an open mind and clear vision to which pastoral life is so conducive he readily shook off the salient marks of the bucolic, accommodated himself to metropolitan life, and soon distinguished himself as a logician, orator and good fellow. Ihe first won him honors in philosophy; the second placed him foremost among the original contestants for the prize debate, and the third made him President of the Tennis Association. His forensic ability and unswerving fidelity to the principles of Jefferson led him to take the platform for the Democratic organization in the last campaign. His zeal in this work reached its zenith when he essayed with questionable success to bear the standard of Democracy into a colony of the dusky children of I lam. 1 he Justice, as might be guessed, has chosen to make law his life work. His mental endowments, his unimpeachable character and unfaltering firmness of purpose will place him where wc all wish him to be—among the leading jurists of the commonwealth.JOHN FRANCIS MURRAY. JR. NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep “Jack” Track Team (4). Asst. Manager (3) . Manager (4): Class Track Team (4) ; Class Baseball Team (2. 3); Varsity Play (I. 2. 3. 4): I. C. Sodality; St. Vincent de Paul Society: Dramatic Association: “F” Club. "7 tvid ran us far us CoJ Aus uny ground" —The Merchant of Venice WF. have with us this evening John F. Murray, Jr., who will speak—." Yes, Jack is a post-prandial orator of no little renown. Likewise he is an athlete, also an actor, which accomplishments taken with his other attributes help him to get along somehow. After the crude business of fletcherizing nutrients is over Jack’s solemn tones have a most soothing and somnolent effect. I lis acting has nothing to do with the mein of the genteel capitalist which has always characterized him on the campus, and in the drawing room. Oh yes. dear reader. Jack is quite prominent in the social world. The way Jack strides along around the cinder-path makes the speed-merchants of the shady forest glades green with envy. The ’greyhound,” as one of the daily sporting writers called him, will long be remembered as the conqueror of the great Fred Pollard. Those beautiful slender legs which Jack uses to propel himself to the tape, many a time are clothed with the ware of the ballroom, and there again are seen to advantage the suppleness and grace of the trained athlete, for we arc told by those of the fair sex that there arc few better students of the art of I erpischore. V7 71 CHRISTOPHER ALOYSIUS O’BRIEN NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep ■’Red" "Chris” 'Lei'} on our in . ilcnl sort'' —3 Henry V7 IF there is truth in the ancient tradition that light complexioned and fair haired persons arc dcsccndcnts of the superior race, then ’Chris” properly belongs in the stellar regions among the satellites of the infinite blue. Despite the fact that the name he bears would lead to the conviction that Chris is a Rhinelander, we know positively that he is of other extraction. We know from his flaming shock of red hair that his ancestors bathed in the Shannon; that they wooed on the verdant banks of the silvery Killarney and beat off the legions of Rome long ago with oaken shillalahs. “O'By” has the mien and visage of a sage. I Ic seldom speaks, but has a subtle wit. when once roused to speech. It would be difficult to make a sharp prophecy as to what “Red" will embrace when he leaves college. He might do a great many things except teach philosophy. He hasn’t the voice for a pedagogue.DUNCAN THOMAS O'BRIEN NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep "Dune" Class President (I, 2); Athletic Association, President (4): Coach. Prep Football (I. 2, 3. 4); I. C. Sodality; Dramatic Association. "IVhat! I Hi ill be jovial' —King Lear DUNCAN was in all probability raised on Nestle s food, he is such a healthy boy! And his disposition truly angelic! The only time you see a frown on the face of this devotee of "scrambled eggs" is in a philosophical circle, trying to grasp the middle term of his adversary’s syllogism or when the Professor of Astronomy becomes inquisitive about the azinnith. Dune, however, finds pleasant suggestion in that ancient science. One day the Prof, said: "Mr. O’Brien, can you mention a heavenly body " O By smiled and, after some hesitation, replied: "I know one. but 1 don’t like to mention her name." Dune has the singular reputation of being the best indoor and outdoor rough-houscr in the college. And he has entered into almost collegiate activity with the same enthusiasm as he has endeavored to break up many a man’s tete-a-tete with Morpheus. Football Coach of the Prep team during the past four years, he has helped to bring many victories to the old school. Besides being a follower of the stern pigskin, he also walks in the footsteps of Thespis, playing the important role of scene-shifter with no mean success. As president of the F. U. A. A. and president of the class during the first two years, he has distinguished himself for his executive ability. Besides this rounded and jolly fellow is as adept with the teacup as with the pigskin, and rumor has it, he will never be a bachelor. JAMF.S THOMAS LANGTON O’DONOHOR NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep “ I lie King" Varsity Play (I, 2. 3. 4): The Monthly, Associate Editor (2); Edilor-in-Chief (3, 4); Oratorical Contest (I), Medal (3); Peace Contest, Prize (4); Debating Society. Secretary (2): Class Banquet (I. 2. 4): Dramatic Association; I. C. Sodality: The Maroon, Editor-in-Chief. "And if it be a tin to covet honor, 1 am the most offending ioul alive" —Henry V FORDI IAM will little note nor long remember what we write here, but she can never forget what he did here. Acclaimed by alumni and undergraduates alike as the most versatile actor Alma Mater has ever possessed, the King finds time between plays to fill the roles of editor, author, poet, playwright and orator. And he heads the list in each of his varied fields. A keen and pleasant wit. Jim’s companionship is coveted, for. though Nature has smiled on him as she has on few men. she has also given him that which makes him as much liked as admired—the ability to bear his achievements with grace and modesty and to regard them with pleasure only because they have added materially to the glory of Fordham. A hopeless Bohemian in dress, habits and temperament, the King is a confirmed devotee of the shrine of beauty. Beauty, whether it be in a book, a play, a statue, a song, or if its possessor happens to be—but we are not going to betray confidences. As many predictions of Jim's future career have been made, as he has talents. We don’t know what he is going to do, but in whatever he undertakes we look for his success with as much confidence as we do for the weekly paper in psychology. If a man’s success in college is an indication of his future in the world outside, the King will scale the highest sunlit peaks of renown. Go to it! Here’s to you, old fellow, the class is with you to a man.henry McDonald PAINTON NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep "Don" Track Team (3); Crew (3); Class Track Team (3, 4): Athletic Association. Secretary (4); The Monthly. Associate Editor (3. 4); The Maroon. Associate Editor. "A scholar anti a soldier'' — The Merchant of Venice RARELY do we find in a good soldier an equally good writer. This is the case, however, with Don Painton. He is at once the foremost military man of the class of Seventeen and one of the best writers in the college, as his contributions to the Monthly prove. Whether at Plattsburg leading his platoon on an arduous hike, or in the Sanctum producing a thriller, Don is the same aggressive individual, inspiring others to greater efforts by his own earnestness. As an athlete he has taken part in almost every form of sport, but especially is he adept at swimming and rowing. In class Don is known as a philosopher. whose syllogisms, propounded during a circle, have proven too intricate for even the learned Seniors to assimilate without squirms of mental indigestion. Like all great men. he writes an exceedingly illegible hand, which at times he can hardly decipher himself, not to mention an editor s efforts to accomplish the same. He has contributed to Fordham’s success in many fields and his aggressiveness often overcame the difficulties standing in the way. It may have led him even into many battles, but it can be safely said that, as he leaves Fordham’s walls, he has not left an enemy behind, but has rather won all as friends.JOSEPH BENEDICT RAFFERTY NEW YORK CITY Fordha Prep Class Football ream (2. 3): Class Baseball Team (2. 3); I. C. Sodality, Assistant Prefect (4). "77iy imilet become »ee welt' — Twelfth Night AMONG other good traits Joe is gifted with the happy faculty of creating a cheerful atmosphere. His smile is not a mere facial expression, for there is a heart behind that smile which beats for all. His physiognomy-delights the eye, his voice is one to be cherished by the car. and his pure Turkish tobacco and his tunes of Hawaiian origin have drawn around him the chain of popularity. He is the treasury vault of Senior Class, wherein has been hoarded and collected the bullion so freely given to its trust. Cautiously and cleverly has the astute Joe met the financial obligations of his class mates, so that now after a year of merry'-making. rejoicing, and ‘plugging’ his books have balanced even as Joe balances the scale at a high mark. It has been whispered about that Joe is a follower of Ierpischove. and we become very credulous when during a lecture our subject is found peacefully' enjoying dreams of the night before. Many times and anon has Joe committed this deed, but never has the watchful eye of the professor rested on his sleeping countenance, for the dreamer sees to it that he is well entrenched behind the shoulders of Jack Murray before he enters upon his reverie. Joe's pleasant ways and good disposition, and his untiring work as Treasurer have won for him the appreciation of every member of the Class of 1917.JOHN FRANCIS RFIDY NEW YORK Cl I Y Fordham Prep Class Track Team (I, 2); Debating Society; I. C. Sodality; The Maroon. Business Committee. "7 u-ill not badge lor no man's pleasure. " —Romeo and Juliet ON an augustful, eventful day in the twentieth century history tells us that the retinas of astronomical eyes bulged, geologists moved their beds beside their seismographs, and a headline in the Bronx I lome News heralded the appearance of that comet of comets. John Reidy. The pride of Belmont has been with us for four years and from all horoscopic signs will retain his celestial position, come what may. To appreciate our attorney at parliamentary law you must witness Congressman Reidy moving a session of our class to immediate action on some vital matter. Truly. Jack is the volcano of every Senior meeting. Do not infer from first impressions that Jack is unapproachable. When inti educed he gives you a Teddy Roosevelt handshake which makes you think you are a twin brother returning home after three years in the trenches. Behind his stern judicial countenance familiar friends depict a kind, charitable heart, a plainspoken. sincere, determined character. Jack will soon make lawyers swallow their briefs, politicians tremble, and judges sleep upon their law books.WALTER JOSEPH RYAN NEW YORK CITY Xavier High School 1. C. Sodality; The Maroon, Associate Editor. "A fine musician"—Taming of the S hr civ SILENCE usually denotes one of two things, either no ideas to express or the natural forbearance of a wise man to speak. In Walt’s case we think it indicates the latter. For while in his four-year stay at Fordham he rivaled even the stony Sphinx of Ptolemy, yet his record speaks for itself. He is best known as looking out upon the world with the speculative gaze of a philosopher, but whatever may be his thoughts he keeps them to himself, nor will he let anyone into the secret. Indeed he is a man hidden under his own inherent modesty. If he is forced into argument, and he will not be forced unless he considers his opponent worth it. the peripatetic controversionalist who happens his way is subject to the surprise of his life. Silent in class except when questioned by one in duty-bound to “quiz." 9ilent in argument except when aroused, silent even in reference to the affairs de coeur which every man at sometime entertains, he is a mystery to all except his closest friends. For those who can break into Rhiney’s shell of reticence a sound true fount of friendship flows, which is all the more sincere for the difficulty of obtaining it.WALTER JOSEPH SANDERS NEW YORK CITY Xavier High School "Spike” Class Baseball Team (2); Class I'ootball I cam (2. 3): I. CJ. Sodality; St. Vincent de Paul Society. "Dost thou thinif, because thou art virtuous, there shall he no more ca es and ale?" — T O'el fth Night THE youth who never smokes, chews or whistles, who never attends theatres. movies, ball games, prize fights, and who cannot skate, swim, and dance, may hr Percy Icebox, but not our Spike. Walt was blest from the beginning with at least one distinct advantage over most of his contemporaries; worry was to his gentle soul a wholly unknown quantity, and because of this advantage he has escaped with more of the joy of life than his fellow students. It is his sole complaint, that the days are too long and the nights too short—he has our heartfelt sympathy. Well-liked by all. Walt is an ideal pal, a distinguished connoisseur of "good times," and a man always willing to do what he can to make life as enjoyable for others as it is for himself. He is a thrice-crowned king of the polished floor, still looking for new social fields to conquer. Spike has a romantic disposition, appreciated equally by the maidens fair and his fellow aspirants. We can readily say that he is "bound to get along," for he makes friends easily, is an excellent mixer, and toward Autumn time considerable of a politician. His remarkable dexterity in counting votes, acquired by long continued practice, we feel sure will stand him in good stead in reckoning a considerable fortune later on.WILLIAM JOSF.PH SCHMITT NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep Peace Contest. Prize (3); Debate, Medal (3): Oratorical Contest (3); Athletic Representative (2): The Monthly. Associate F.ditor (3. 4): Class banquet (I. 3); Debating Society, Vice-President (3): The Maroon. Associate Editor. “A lion among the ladies is a mosl dreadful thing" —Midsummer .Wight's Dream A MAN of parts? Concedo. Rill has succeeded in combining in himself most contrary tastes and successes. First he is an orator who discourses brilliantly. No one can help but “fall" for his schemes of setting the universe aright. Again Bill is a writer, a writer of amorous tales which smack of knightly courtships up-to-date. To read one certainly causes the absorbed reviewer to wonder if such romance will ever be his. We ourselves often conjecture as to the origin of these creations. Are they mere figments of the mind? Bill says it is no business of ours, dear reader, but we suspect—suspect. It is only Bill’s habit to hustle and to keep on hustling whether pressed by time or not. And according to the laws of consistency we even suspect that "Schmitte" accelerates Dan Cupid to the tune of his four-cylinder racer. This, however, is only conjecture and can not be strictly demonstrated. 1 hrough-out his career he has shown himself a possessor of a peculiar stick-to-it-iveness, which he applies to neighbor and self alike. This may sound like a paradox for Bill after the manner of mankind treats himself simply great. Yet the contrary does not stand because we have found in Bill a true friend who is rarely perturbed, never angry, sincere and willing, a friend who is to be highly prized.FREDERICK ALOVSIUS VENTER NEW YORK CITY Xavier High School Debating Society, Treasurer (4); I. C. Sodality. Prefect (4); St. Vincent dc Paul Society, President (4); Class. Vice-President (4): Major Logic Specimen: Creek Specimen: The Monthly, Circulation Manager (3): I he Maroon, Business Committee. “The gentleman it wise" —Much si Jo si bout Nothing HIS classmates call him “old man Venter.” not because he is weighted down with years, not because the assuring smile of blooming youth has deserted his countenance, but because, though young, he has old ideas. Unlike most students he has a propensity for study. Before a "quiz" he has often been heard to complain that there were but twenty-four hours in a day. and that, through the weakness of humans, he necessarily had to devote a few hours to eating, and thus curtail the time for study. On the morning of the "exam" Fred wears an anxious look, his actions arc irregular, the book trembles in his hand as he takes a last worried glance; and his friends arc fearful for his sanity. But the examination is now’ over, is a matter of history. The results are announced, and Fred Venter has the best paper. It once happened, however, that Fred was for a moment deposed from his exalted position, that he was moved from his segregated position into the midst of the men of ordinary intelligence. What was the cause we do not know, we would not even hazard a guess, but the fact is that in a certain examination, the “sage of Fordham I 7” received the ignominious mark of ninety-seven per cent.CARL JOHN VON KOKERITZ MT. VERNON. N. Y. Heathcote School "Von" "The hesl courtier of (hem ail" — The Merry Wives of Windsor LET the tremulous beware when Carl approaches. You may have returned a scoff of defiance to the whole house of the Hohenzollerns; you may have withstood vast hosts of the mailed fist, and yet even you would fall like a fragile house of cards when confronted by the flashing eye. mysterious gaze, and implacable will of this Prince of the Mesmerists. We are very sure that if nature had gone but one step further and seen fit to endow Carl with the necessary raven black mustache, even his professors would not have been able to survive the spell. At heart he is an uncompromising radical, and if you did not know, as we have come to know and enjoy, the sly humor and unbounded good nature that hides behind those stolid features, he would have added another convert to whatever school of modernism he happened to be defending the day you met him. By choice a follower of Justinian, he would be pointing out to that ancient sage a multitude of legal absurdities, were the old boy still treading these mundane regions. Prescinding for the moment from such trivial adjuncts as silk cravats, lavender shirts, brown derbies, and bamboo canes, let it go down in history that Carl brought upon the class no mean distinction by being the first to introduce into the realms of this busy metropolis one certain peculiar shade of azure gray spats.PETER CHARLES WALSH NEWARK, N. J. Mt. St. Mary's "Hucklc" Athletic Association, Treasurer (4); Class Baseball Team (3. 4); Parthen-ian Sodality: Dramatic Association. “Shall I nol mine ea e . . . —I Henry IV PETER was born in that throbbing little city that nestles on the soft, marshy bank of Jersey’s most poetic stream, the Passaic. Newark boasts of being the birthplace of this boy, who as an infant was lulled to sleep by the ominous droan of man-eating mosquitoes, but '‘Huckcl’’ survived the attacks of these formidable and pernicious creatures in a unique and sagacious manner, tis said: for when they were wont to wing their way abroad by night and prey on the unfortunates, citizens of our sister state. Pete reared a stout screen about his couch and slept. He slept not only through the stilly hours of darkness, but trusting them not, he slept through the bright hours of noonday too. Thus it was that Morpheus enslaved this promising youth. No one will gainsay that Pete’s sinccrcst efforts have been given to Ford-ham and to the class of 1917. As Vice-President of the F. U. A. A. he demonstrated his fidelity and efficiency. Though a lover of rest, Huckle’s sincerity and attention to duty have placed him high in the favor of the class.HENRY PATRICK WILLIAMS NEW YORK CITY Fordham Prep Major Logic Specimen. ".-I fiddle has no fcllox'" —I lent}} I’ll! NOT to every one is it given to grow up in the shade of Fordham’s elms. It is generally a stroke of good fortune which comes only in the later years of youth. Yet to Harry Patrick, he of the plump waist-line, the easy-going, imperturbable temperament, the happy smile and tantalizing embryonic adornment of the upper lip—to him was it given from his earliest years in the most literal fashion to spend the days of his youth at Fordham's very portal. If Harry did not blushingly admit his tender years, we would unhesitatingly say that he was the first of the original founders of the flourishing hamlet of Fordham. As it is. he will not admit the superiority—self-evident of course—of the far-famed isle of Manhattan over the busy little village of the Bronx. To him Broadway must ever play second fiddle to lordham Square. Speaking of fiddles leads us to recall that our genial possessor of the sole moustache of which the class at present boasts, can do anything with a violin except make it discourse discordant sounds. H. P. is a good fellow, a better student and a mighty fine friend. ----- : -■ ■ ' —7—JOI IN A. BODMER PAUL R. CONNERY GERARD J. FLANNERY WILLIAM J. GLANCY CHARLES A. GOUBEAU WILLIAM T. GRANFIELD WALTER J. HAMILTON W. CLIFFORD KLENK. JR. GEORGE 1. LOFT THOMAS R. McAVINEY HENRY J. McCAl IREN HENRY T. McGARRY kilmer j. McLaughlin JOSEPH MARTIN WALTER E. NORRIS REGINALD C. ROBIN JOHN C. SCHWEITZER FRANCIS X. SHEA HENRY M. SULLIVAN LAWRENCE J. TRAVERS THOMAS H. VIV1ANO raSiiso?:3BB B3Ba sa|5 ISpanlulimtB lUhm'as, God, in I Iis infinite wisdom, lias deemed fit to call from the midst of their families, Paul I. Shea and William J. Murphy, our beloved classmates; and 111lirrrail. We, the members of the Class of 1917, of St. John's College, Fordham University, realize the depth of grief that has fallen to the lot of those to whom they were near and dear; be it, therefore, 2fcsnlu?ii, That we offer a spiritual bouquet of Masses and Communions for the repose of their souls, and condolences to those who miss them most; and be it, further Span 111 Pit, That a set of these resolutions be spread upon the Minutes of the Class, and that an additional copy be inserted in The Nineteen-seventeen Maroon-The Class of 1917. WILLIAM J. MURPHY Died December 23, 1915 J)tt fflr mo riant WILLIAM J. MURPHY We miss thee, comrade, and thy warming smile Which oft had greeted us is gone. Is gone. But still we know that in a little while We shall assemble at the bugle's note Which summons all earth's soldiers to their King And meet again. What lost to us ? Not so. But from the serried ranks of mortal men. You. comrade, rise to an immortal life And we are left, our foe unvanquished. At ease, dear friend ; the battle fought and won Has gained a place for thee. The Lord of all. 1 The Great Commander. Who in mystic guise Oft met thee in the happiest of thine hours, i Has now’ received thee as a conqueror. Who 'neath the arch of Galilean skies , And on the Eastern shores was wont to roam. He now has willed to call His bravest Home! Comrade, we loved thee, and while mem'ry holds Let us forbear to shed untimely tears. But rather in thy time of victory Find happiness in friendship's stronger ties. Let us not seek forgetfulness to aid Our weakness in a space of loneliness. | Time is but short and separation brief. | Thy memory is ours and it will serve To dignify with hope thy comradeship; Despite the sundering of mortal things, , Despite the seeming coldness of the tomb The Lord has only called His bravest Home. 67PAUL I. SHEA Died April 9, 1917Jhi 1th'tun riant PAUL I. SHEA Home from the war and defeated By him who kills peasant and king; Dead at his post, but he cheated Old Death of his arrow and sting. Bravely he fought the stout battle. Nor ever gave quarter to wrong; Fronting the musketry rattle. He fell as he carolled a song. Memories sweet as a flower. And holy as Heaven above. Waken reflections, with power To remedy hurts to our love. Comfort for father and mother In thought of his happiness hides; Gone from this life to another. He lives where God s presence abides. Years cannot measure immortals, And virtue alone spells renown; Deeds are the key to God s portals. Our works, not our days, win our crown.r rnriji’.j.'ii jai jrjynyxjynyij i{Ji ai i;5 «i _jjjj_grt jnr rnr thj Trrnr jtj jnj rnr raj rn» rnj tht rnj.rni wp 515. niii7nwrjij . .; , jj j | Co Blma flQatcr f|f | ____________________ _ £ iix i££ 2}i l{£ lul in il IiSif£ Ii£ Iu5 S£i££ a£ ££iGi IQZ xHaH il£ .££ il£ 2J ’lfcri££’:fo .■ ilii ili. il!i ilZi Al. il-'i ill. lili ilfi Cbe Class ©be Fairest of mothers all! Thy grateful sons, new-crowned With laurel green and scented hay. Before thee stand to-day Waiting the words of blessing that from thy lips will fall; Yet ere we leave thy halls renowned Or speak our fond farewell. Fain would we tell In measures due The tale of. our allegiance true. Fitly to sing thy praise. Fitly to sing the glory of thy days Of triumph and of toil, and that great store Of mother-love which through the years you bore I en thousand happy sons of thee— More deep than the immeasurable sea Of space beyond the visionary’s ken. More lasting than the years of time Makes lame our halting pen. Beggars the hapless tinkling of our rhyme. Young hearts and eyes agleam. Gentlemen adventurers In the fairyland of youth Came we to your outer wall At the music of your call. Like world-questing wanderers. .Sighting the broad plains of faith and truth. Seeking the rich fulfillment of our dream. Young hearts and eyes agleam. Gentlemen adventurers. Kindly you received us. Mother, Making each to each a brother On that morn of our first meeting; Sweetly fell your words of greeting. And the glow of Paradise Shone within your radiant eyes. Welcoming and starry bright. And your tresses robbed the night Of its sable majesty. Making us content to be Forever and lorever slaves to thee. 70I hen together hand in hand As wide-eyed children in a palace lair Enchanted by sweet sounds and treasures rare Sailed we the storied seas to many a land, Roamed wide upon the fabled attic shore. Sipped the wild honey of its ageless lore; Heard we the singers of the spacious past Weave the soft cadence of their golden speech, And in entrancing rhythm cast l he love-songs of a love-sick age. Sought wc then the wisdom of the sage. And listened to the masters teach Truths eternal, that enchained Heroes stout-limbed in their prime. Fresh from conquest mid mad Titan strife Ere the elder gods had waned. Ere the coming of the King: Heard we loud their accents ring. Deep-toned Roman and the shrill-voiced Greek. Grandly across the empty tombs ol time. Saw we the saintly scholars of the schools Fashion stern Reason's rule; And questioning all the mysteries of life Their answer seek Beyond the realms of man’s infirmity In an all-wise, eternal Deity. ! Generously you shared with us your dower. Gave us the mighty secrets of your power. The priceless heritage of all the myriad years Made bitter sweet with blood and toil and tears Of some who sought alone to work and pray Among the chosen sons of God: Who. without furtive sigh or whispered plaint. Though Death might meet them at the close of day Gave all to ease a brother s way Or hearten any pilgrim faint With saving scrip and rod— Great followers of the Soldier-Saint. pAROO V Farewell! Dear were your level greens, The winding roadway arched with beech and elm, The stone-hedged lane that fronts the rising day And many an errant dreamer screens From prying proctors way: We loved the pulse of life that surges Over your bourne from Pelham. With the harsh harmonies that float Where Fordham Road with Webster Way converges: 1 hese. and the ancient sentinel Whose brazen throat Hung far its deep diurnal note O’er campus, lane and distant pinnacle, Farewell! Thus through the blessed years Shadow-lit with mirth and tears Under your guiding hand we grew From carefree children into manhood’s prime. But wc no more Amid the happy few Shall listen to your voice sublime! No more: for now the days are overdue That bid us forth, to hew I he fated path our feet must tread. In hermit’s cell or mid the forum’s roar Fighting with hand and heart and head. We may not lift the veil, See the far issue of the strife. Cast the dark total of that destined tale Which each shall write in the great book of life! But be it at the door Or hundred years away, I hine image shall be with us on that day! Now on the breeze the cannons roar. I he battle-trumpets bray. And some of us may see no more Your ivied halls and grey: Farewell! and as the years of Fame’s bestowing Roll bright between. Forget not those now from thy portals going. Thy sons of Seventeen! 1QI •A —James T. L. O’DonohoeSEVENTEEN AS SENIORSrt? MAROON ii ----------- - jfrcsbman Class Otticcis President......................................DUNCAN T. O BRIEN Vice-President.................................R. CLINTON ROBIN Secretary...................................... J. GERALD KENLON Treasurer.................... JOHN J. CRAY N the fifteenth day of September. Nineteen Hundred and Thirteen, just as the elms which guard Fordham’s traditioned driveway were turning yellow, we made our first appearance. Our approach did not bespeak the trumpeted gallantry of a martial charge nor did we come like an ancient devotee with halting step and downcast eye to the portal of the oracle. We were cautious. Some of us. fresh from the Prep school triumphs, entered with the air of an Alexander, looking for more worlds to conquer. Others, who had not as yet attained local prominence, were sobered by a burden of speculation as to their own future development. All were feverishly ambitious and each one eyed his fellow somewhat calculatingly. Our professors were Father George F. Johnson. S. J., professor of Classics in Section A; Father John A. Cotter. S. J., professor of Classics in Section B; Father John F. X. Murphy. S. J.. professor of History; Mr. Gregory G. Kiehnc, S. J., professor of Mathematics: Mr. Clement R. Risacker. S. J.. professor of Chemistry and German, and Mr. Frnest Loeffler, professor of French. Thus we waited, as it were, crouching on the mark. Then the starter's pistol barked its signal and. before we half realized it. we were all speeding down the straightaway towards the turn of the first lap. Meanwhile the call for Varsity football had brought out a large number of candidates, among whom Freshman was duly represented. The team played a schedule of eight games, winning three, losing three and tying two. This record is not as poor as it appears when it is remembered that football had only been resumed the year previous and hence we had no time to develop the nucleus, that is the necessary foundation of a successful eleven. Throughout the season Bill Granfield. Tom Mc.Aviney and Bob Robin formed the mainstay of the backfield and this trio of Freshmen often displayed rare skill and courage not only in victory but in defeat as well. It was towards the middle of December when the Dramatic Society produced King Henry IV. The curtain rose on the council chamber of the king. There the impetuous Hotspur confronted the sad-eyed Bolingbroke while we of Freshman waited impatiently and even in suspense for our own Thespians to appear. I hen the palace room gave place to a square of Old London and while the upper classmen looked on nervously and wondered what an untried fledgling would do on a college stage, Jim O’Donohoe. as Falstaflf. ambled into the glare of the footlights and success. Perhaps it would be better to say that it was the jolly knight who first came into view as it was only by a careful scrutiny of the program 75fortune the last that we associated the blustering personage of Shakespeare with our classmate. It was with easier breathing that we saw our other representatives enter. Jack Bodmer’s Poins proved him an actor capable of future success. Langley. McGohey, Barry and Kearns supported the cast well in minor parts. King I lenry IV was a noteworthy performance and a satisfactory introduction for the 1 hespians of Seventeen. But even while the play was still on the tongue of the campus, the sharp note of the referee’s whistle sounded from the basketball court. The Varsity started well and won the majority of their opening games but owing to a series of unfortunate injuries we lost the services of our best men and ended in defeat. On the whole, despite misfortune, the team did well. Ed Dale was the only Freshman candidate but was the individual star of many a hard-fought contest. When Fordham met her old rival of the courts in the Army. Dale so far outplayed his opponent that he practically defeated the Cadets single-handed, shooting the winning basket nearly the whole length of the court. Always a skillful and game player, Ed was the sensation of local basketball. The mis-which followed the team, however, beset him when he broke his ankle in period of the game at W'est Point, yet a few weeks later he appeared for 76vy a short period against Manhattan College with the injury still in plaster. This action speaks for itself. I hen the Christmas vacation came and at the end found us ready for future service. Frank Shea who. before departing for the Seminary at Dunwoodic, played a most important part in our little world, won the peace contest at Fordham and afterwards won most favorable press comments on his speech at Colgate. Later Shea and O’Donohoe both qualified for the oratorical contest. “And thus spake on that ancient man.” For Frank won second place in the Oratorical and then represented Fordham on the Varsity debating team in the annual contest with C. C. N. Y. Ford- jU ham won by a unanimous decision. The annual track meet held in the latter part of February was a I conspicuous success among the miniature Olympics of that year. In the ' inter-class mile relay (five men running) the Freshman team, composed } of Granfield. Travers, Kear, Lee and i eerick, carried Seventeen s nu- merals to victory. 1 he class banquet held at Martin’s was for us a most satisfactory introduction to the dignity of college feasts. Dune O Brien, as toastmaster, handled that hackneyed part with originality. O’Donohoe. Charlie Goubeau and Jack Murray treated the Past. Present and Future in amusing and clever fashion. Frank Shea then crowned his successes of Freshman by winning the prize debate. In the realm of literature we did comparatively little, yet even Freshmen write poetry. A few poems, a story in two parts by O’Donohoe, and another by Bill Schmitt were contributed to the Monthly. Frank Shea obtained a place on the staff in the capacity of assistant managing editor. Class I ionors for the A. B. students were awarded to Shea with Fred Venter taking second place. The Mathematics and German prizes were awarded to these two sterling scholars Ex aequo, while Hughie Coates took the premium for proficiency in French. In the section for B. S. students. Harry Sullivan captured first place in both Classics and Mathematics. Ml Altogether the lowly Freshman compelled recognition. Conspicuously successful in Athletics. Dramatics and Oratory, the fledgling sons of Fordham proved themselves worthy of adoption. Thus our first year ended. The baseball team had thrown their bats and gloves into the lockers after a brilliant season. Examination papers had been duly signed and submitted. Then, when all was "right with the world," Freshman class, according to a long-established habit of such organizations, found itself suddenly lacking 'a local habitation and a name.” 77» MAROON rt? _. .. ■ JS == Sopbomorc Class President..................... Vice-President, .............. Secretary.......... Treasurer..................... Officers DUNCAN T. O'BRIEN ....JOHN F. X. McGOHEY .... WALTER BARRY .... JOHN LEE NE year had Hilled by since that first entrance of Seventeen, and yet as vve moved into the glare of the sunlit campus the lowly past of Freshman seemed ages ago. No longer were we the shallow-brained neophytes, but students of rhetoric; and fresh from successes a trifle greater than those which Destiny usually bestows on we broke into full stride and even challenged the Olympian Seniors for the lead. Many of our team-mates left in the middle of the course for other pursuits. As these men included Frank Shea who entered St. Joseph's Seminary at Dunwoodie and Bob Robin. Tom McAvincy who left for business, and Bill Granfield who registered in the law school, we were startled and dubious as to our anticipated triumphs. But in the rush for laurels wc had no time for commiseration. Our Professors were Father John 1 lowlin Farley. S. J.. professor of Latin, Greek and Rhetoric: Father John F. X. Murphy. S. J.. professor of History; Mr. Joseph Kelley. S. J.. professor of Mechanics; and Mr. George F. Strohaver. S. J.. professor of Chemistry and Elocution. Football practice was already in full swing when wc returned and even as we waited, the referee's whistle opened a very creditable season for the team under the leadership of Captain "Bud" Wymard. The Varsity won six games and tied one out of a ten-game schedule. Phil Kearns, our sole representative, had the distinction of making the longest kick-off of that season. Although Phil was not a regular on the team, he stuck gamely throughout the season and in many different ways rendered valuable aid to the eleven. Dune O’Brien, who was unable to play on the 'Varsity owing to an injury sustained in his Prep days at Fordham. was selected by the faculty board to coach the 1 ligh School department and he succeeded in turning out a winning aggregation. But 'mid the shrill of the whistle and the sharp bellow of the "Ram" from the sidelines. there came from the direction of the Auditorium an undercurrent of sonorous declamations mingled with the blithe and lighter tones of the comedy characters. At first no one paid much attention to this interruption of sound, but when the night of the Christmas play arrived. Twelfth Night was a production which reflected great credit on Fordham Dramatics. At first the play received only the usual attention of a merely interested audience. But when Jim O'Donohoc. as Sir Toby Belch, rolled into the scene his appearance was greeted by a storm of applauding laughter which was renewed on each of his successive entrances that evening. In the fifth scene Cy Fagan ' I 5, as Malvolio, pompously proceeded to follow beginners. 79FiSy IM ARO 0N the footsteps of the lovelorn steward. Cy and his yellow crossgartcrs 141! made a unique picture. 1 he third scene in Act II was the feature. Sir Toby, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, by John Hamilton 16, and heste, by Jack Bodmer, gave rare impersonations. Jack, who in the Freshman year had played a creditable Poins, starred. His was a difficult part, one easily spoiled by either overdoing or repressing, yet Jack handled it like a veteran. 0 mistress mine, where are you roaming? '' Sir I oby and Sir Andrew were applauding the clown vigorously. But even though the scene was long, the audience did not forget that moment and. when the curtain dropped, applauded more vigorously still. And when Jack Bodmer left us at the end of the year for the law department Seventeen lost a good actor. Our other representatives were Walter Barry. John Lee, George Langley and Jack McGohey. Twelfth Night was not the least of our Shakespearean productions in matter of presentation, and even as the plaudits of a satisfied audience were dying in the distant past, we went home to enjoy the spirit of Christmas and to plan for the coming term. As we started on the last lap of Rhetoric the basketball team finished its schedule poorly, but not in dishonor. I he members of the squad, remembering the work of Ed Dale during the previous season, unanimously elected him captain. All through the season Ld played with customary snap and vigor, even (hough I he year was an unfortunate one for Fordham on the courts on account of a repetition of accidents that marred the year before. Basketball has since been discontinued indefinitely at Ford-ham. but the college will not soon forget the gamcncss and unswerving devotion Ed displayed for the Maroon, even when victory had deserted her. Meanwhile in the interclass track meet Pat Feerick again broke the tape in the quarter-mile run and Seventeen’s quartet, composed of Travers. Lee. Painton and Feerick, led the way to the finish for a second victory. Adding points from the other places obtained. Seventeen scored second highest. In the annual Indoor Meet Pat romped home in the hundred; and the relay, composed of Dale. Travers. Feerick and Lee, won. thus preserving a consecutive line of conquests. After these triumphs we decided to partake of refreshments formally served and the Sophomore banquet was held. The speakers and their subjects were: President Dune O'Brien. Toastmaster: Jack Murray. "Looking Back and f hen Ahead”; George Langley. "Orators. Ancient:” Jim O'Donohoc. "Sock and Buskin." and Jack McGohey. "Sophomore’s Ideal.” I hr Spring play. A Celebrated Case, numbered five of our actors in the cast. Jim O'Donohoe, as Count De Morney, achieved his now awaited-for presentation in a serious role. Murray. Monahan, McGarry and McGohey were excellent. SOON On Rector's Day. Karl von Kokeritz represented us by writing and delivering a beautiful ode in tribute to Father McCluskey. The entertainment and celebration, however, though a great success, proved to be our farewell to our Rector, as Father McCluskey was succeeded by Father Joseph A. Mulry, who had formerly held the position of Rector of St. Peter's College, Jersey City; and while we felt some sympathy for St. Peter’s in losing him, nevertheless it did not interfere with the hearty welcome we gave the new President of Fordham. But even as we were settling comfortably under the new regime Harry McGarry startled us by winning second place in the oratorical contest, even though opposed by the forensic veterans of the college. This was Harry’s last public appearance at Fordham for. at the end of the year he left to enter the Seminary at Dunwoodie. Spring had already mantled our landscape with green when the roar from the bleachers attested Fordham's victories on the diamond. Towards the end of May scholarship was, perhaps for the first time in many years, rewarded with an opportunity for open display 81 ip when Fred Venter underwent a public examination in the Greek play. Oedipus Coloneus. Fred came through with flying colors. As an introduction an explanatory paper was written and read by Don Painton. The whole performance was perfectly academic and has since been continued as a regular custom. Thus our year of Rhetoric closed. Class Honors were awarded to Fred Venter with I lugh Coates second. At the elections for assistant managerships, held in the middle of the term. Gerald Kenlon was chosen as assistant manager of football, while Will Murphy and John Cray were selected for baseball and track, respectively. Both Murphy and Cray afterward resigned. These two vacancies required new choices and Pat Shea was selected lor baseball, while the track vacancy was filled by Jack Murray. Other officers were selected earlier in the year. The Debating Society elected Jim O’Donohoe as Secretary. McGarry was selected by the Sodality for the same office, while John Monahan was made a promoter of the League of the Sacred Heart. Rill Schmitt was our Athletic Association representative, while I lugh Coates was the class beadle. As regards the Fordham Monthly we did a fair amount of contributing. McGarry and O Donohoe were placed on the Editorial staff. During the year we made notable progress in all departments; and in June we wended our way to the inland hills or to the loud sounding sea.’’ where the class of Seventeen thought of the Classics merely as fond remembrances while we anticipated Philosophy, for to the Classics with reference to the curriculum at least we had said a last farewell.junior dlass Officers President.... Vice-President, Secretary,... Treasurer, . ■ . GF.ORGF. J. LANGLEY HUGH F. COATFS h. McDonald painton HAROLD BROWN t HE day selected for our return was not only perfect but for us held beneath its happy sunshine a hidden omen of good fortune. For the morning breezes of early autumn held a mellow warmth which accompanied well the mood of the newly elevated Juniors. Every one. still wearing the tan of the summer’s sun. was visiting one group of friends and then another with a buoyant step and a smile of greeting. Every one felt a gladness at returning which could not be expressed, but the firm clasp of the hand and that perennial welcome— How have you been, old fellow)”—were passwords sufficient and understood. Most likely the Seniors, as we were yet to learn, looked upon the familiar scene as upon a dear friend of whom they were about to take a last lingering farewell. But we of Junior raised to the new dignity of upper-classmen, gazed on it through the rosy glasses of pleasant anticipation and it was in this holiday mood that we repaired to the hall of philosophy. Here Father Mahoney held sway and he immediately started to unravel the tangled skein which idle speculation had made of our mental warp and woof. "You don't know anything, you never did know anything, and you never will know anything.” This statement Father Mahoney applied without reserve. The first part of this declaration, after a sweating three minutes on the rostrum, we readily admitted; the second was a matter of the past and therefore not to be considered except with regret. The possible truth of the last assertion, however, frightened us into frantic efforts until the final examinations afforded material evidence which at least gave us grounds for qualifying it. Other professors were: Father Ed- mund Burke. S. J.. professor of Political Economy; Father John F. X. Murphy, S. J., professor of History; Father Francis D. O’Loughlin. S. J.. and Mr. Joseph Kelley. S. J.. gave the laboratory and lecture courses in Physics, respectively. The cold winds of approaching winter were accompanied by side-line cheers that spelled victories for Fordham on the gridiron. Dune O’Brien again coached the Prep which incidentally won the inter-scholastic championship of Greater New York and numbered seven all-scholastic choices. Meanwhile the writers of the class were busily scribbling. Jim O Donohoe was made Editor-in-Chief of the Monthly, the first Junior to occupy this position. Hughie Coates assumed the duties of business manager and Fred Venter those of circulation manager. George Langley wrote Exchanges while Don Painton regularly contributed short stories and poems. Bill Schmitt wrote amorous tales and Howard Mulligan, a newcomer, sub- 83SEVENTEEN AS JUNIORS f VVAROOAf mitted some cleverly written essays which gained him a place on the Staff. Of the twelve men composing the Monthly Staff six ware members of Seventeen. The Christmas play. Dr. Jcl( )ll and Mr. Hyde, again brought our actors before the public. Jim O'Donohoe played the dual role of Jekyll and I lyde, changing so completely and swiftly from one character to the other that one would think the parts played by different persons and played well. Jack Murray. Jack McGohcy and Bill Klcnk did splendid work in playing up to the mystery. The days slipped swiftly by bringing the time-honored Junior Specimen in Minor Logic which trying ordeal we passed with creditable distinction. At the call for the Varsity track team Ed Dale, with the veteran. Pat Feerick. answered "present’’ for Seventeen and ran many a good race on the Maroon relay. In the annual Indoor I rack Meet, held in February, our class relay team captured second place, bowing to defeat for the first time. The winner was the collegiate medical class. It was while we were in the midst of the Christmas vacation that 85 death visited us. On December twenty-third Will Murphy, who had been elected to the office of assistant baseball manager, but who had resigned owing to ill health, was called by God to his eternal home. Will was a loyal classmate who had no enemies and many friends. We of Seventeen knew him and loved him and his memory will remain always with us. As the midterm holidays passed Seventeen, running well in advance. entered the hilly country of Major Logic. The Prom, although we did not run it. was held at the Astor under the guiding hand of the Alumni and afforded a thoroughly splendid evening for all. I The Peace contest preliminary was won by Bill Schmitt against a Jl formidable array of contestants. Bill upheld the oratorical prestige of Seventeen capably and well in both the college and the state contests. For Rector s Day Jim O’Donohoe composed a one-act drama. Absolution. John Hamilton 16. as Father Lenaire; John McGeary 18. as Conrad Von Barnholt. and others, made the play a revelation of what Jim’s pen can do in the art of play-writing. Jim himself played Lieut. Darway, while Jack McGohey, Vin Doherty 18. and Matt I aylor 19, completed the cast. As the warm air of spring was waking the sleeping turf and trees the Varsity crew, a new experiment for Fordhain. daily practiced on the I larlem River. Jack Mulcahy '94. an oarsman of international reputation, was the coach. Don Painton. after a hard winter’s work on the machines, obtained a coveted seat at bow and held it until the crew, owing to obstacles impossible at that time to be overcome, was disbanded. In the meantime the Oratorical Contest was held and added another event to the catalogue of our forensic victories. O'Donohoe won. and other places were awarded to John Reilly ’ I 6 and George Langley, respectively. Those who had further qualified for Seven teen were Jerry Flannery and Bill Schmitt. The Prize Debate, held in the latter part of May. recorded still another victory for us. Bill .Schmitt and Walter Barry having won through the trials were our champions. Bill having won the Peace Contest was. however, still unsatisfied and. bringing all his eloquence into play, obtained the judges’ decision. But while the followers of Cicero occupied the Auditorium for only one night, the Spring Play was being rehearsed throughout the long afternoons, even as the larger Theatre of Nature was setting her "Props” for the coining summer. These labors of our actors keeping pace with the growth of the leaves gradually crystallized into one of the best Shakespearean productions ever staged at Fordham. For King Richard . played by the Fordham Dramatic. Association, will live long in the memory of its audience. The fourth act, the scene of abdication, made a wonderful impression. There stands the King in the person of O'Donohoe upon the highest step of his throne, and at the foot the eager Bolingbrokc. 86f M A RO ON "Now mark me how I will undo myself.’’ and mid a breathless si lence that must have been matched only by the stillness which accompanied the actual scene hundreds of years ago the King gave that heavy weight from off his head and the unwieldy sceptre from his hand. Jack McGohey, Bill Klenk, Walter Barry, George Langley. Pat Feerick and Hal Brown constituted Scvcntccn’s contribution to the cast. But even as our Thespians were playing their parts, the crack of the bat and the thud of the caught ball sounded over the campus. Ed Dale who had, as mentioned above, starred on the track and basketball court, donned a uniform and reported for practice. The ‘Varsity had an excellent record for the season, beating its old rivals, the Army and Holy Cross. Ld delivered many a pinch hit that broke up the game in Fordham’s favor. The Varsity try-outs held in preparation for the Penn Relay Carnival, placed Pat Feerick and Don Painton on the team, thus giving Seventeen two representatives. 87FMAR0 N While things in season were progressing, however, the silent but continuous voices of the Kordham Monthly Staff burst into oral song at the annual dinner held at Keen’s Chop House. Editor-in-Chief O’Don-ohoe presided as toastmaster, while Don Painton. John Hamilton. George Langley and Ed Gilleran spoke successively of Tidbits From Our Pages. "My Last Contribution." "As Others See Us. and "The Days That Were. The "feast" was a grand success. But the year of Junior was drawing to a close and it was necessary for the class of Seventeen to follow precedent and to meet at that one function which all men inevitably enjoy in common—a banquet. The occasion was a kind of farewell to at least one of our professors, for Mr. Joseph Kelley. S. J., who had guided us through the paths of physical phenomena left Fordham to complete his studies at Woodstock. Md. The speakers were: H. McDonald Painton. "The Year’s Harvest;" Gerard J. Flannery. "The Activities of Seventeen; Walter Barry. "Anticipating Our Last Lap;’’ William J. Schmitt. "Juniors and Preparedness." The Junior disputation in Major Logic then came and Fred Venter defended, while Harry Williams and Jack McGohcy objected. The objections seemed sinister and at first glance insurmountable. But Fred answered all of them and gave a fine exhibition of Philosophical defense. Thus the year of Junior came to an end. In the realm of college activities many of us were deemed worthy to hold office. he Debating Society elected Bill Schmitt. Vice-President; the Dramatic Society elected George Langley. Vice-President. In the Par-thenian Sodality Paul Shea was appointed assistant, while George Langley was chosen as Scribe. Class Honors went to Fred Venter with Harry Williams second. In all Junior was a year full of surprises and revelations in academic as well as in miscellaneous pursuits. For while we studied the laws of right thinking the course wrought a change in all of us. making the classic and theoretical practitioners of a year before practical theorists. 88rt M A R.OON : === v =-- = Sciuou (I lass Officers President.........................................GEORGE J. LANGLEY Vice-President....................................FREDERICK VENTER Secretary, ..................................... H. MeDONALD PAINTON Treasurer.........................................JOSEPH R RAFFERTY S lp jlNCL more the elms were fringed with yellow as Old Fordham opened her gates $for the last annual entrance of Seventeen. Despite the elation which we felt in M our newly acquired dignity a certain soberness was manifest. The greetings were outwardly the same, the return held for us all a true welcome, yet we knew and accordingly felt that this experience of the happy student reunion was our last. We could not but feel that the autumn sun also shone on what was to be the autumn of our years at Fordham. As we swung into the last lap of the course we saw in the moving landscape something new and wonderful. For as the wind grew sharper and the cloudy days more frequent, we watched Fordham’s triumphs on the gridiron and we were stirred to a greater, a deeper and a more wholesome pride in Alma Mater. Perhaps a man never fully realizes the significance his college has for him until he is about to leave it. Perhaps the superficial jubilation of Freshman days is mellowed into affection by long association. It may be one influence or it may be many, but nevertheless with our new love we tried still harder in our own poor way to reflect credit upon her. Owing to the epidemic which had visited New York during the summer our start was somewhat delayed. As a consequence of our belated opening the first sound that greeted our ears was the thud of pigskin against cleated shoe. Long before the appointed day of our return Jerry Krnlon had plunged into the business management of the team that made our Senior year the greatest in Fordhain’s gridiron history since the days of 1909. Under the coaching of Frank Gargan who also holds the position of Graduate Manager of Athletics, Fordham won seven games and tied one out of nine games played. No one will ever forget Fordham's stand on her own one-yard line against Georgetown who administered our only defeat. But the cycle of events turned further and the Christmas play moved into its allotted time. Beau Brummcl was a presentation worthy of the best professional production. It was in this play that many think Jim O’Donohoc. as the "Beau,” scored his greatest "hit in his triumphant march through the dramatic annals of Fordham. Representing Seventeen were George Langley. Jack Murray, Jack McGohey. John Lee and Hal Brown. In all Beau Brummcl was a delicate and impressionable happening—a true picture of its author’s conception. The stage committee, which in former years had rendered invaluable assistance, still maintained its efficiency. Under the experienced direction of Paul Shea it eliminated 89by good and capable management that bcle noire ol all amateur productions, namely, delay between scenes. Dune O'Brien and Pete Walsh laid aside their dignity as upper classmen and aided their brother “shifters" materially in building canvas boulevards, drawing rooms and poverty-stricken garrets. The "Scenery Committee" has now replaced the less efficient professionals who were formerly employed. Senior, according to custom, donned their caps and gowns and formed an imposing reception committee. Meanwhile Dune had closed successfully his third consecutive year as coach of the Fordham Prep eleven. I lowever, he was not the only Senior who aided his old Prep school, for Ed Dale assumed the burden of coaching Prep basketball and, although handicapped by scarcity of material, managed to turn out a fair aggregation. After Christmas Senior settled down to the ever advancing routine of studies until the next call of the college stirred us to further efforts. Fordham had obtained at the beginning of the year the valuable services of Mr. Bernie Wefers as coach of track, and Manager Jack Murray. upon the dawn of the indoor season, started a lively campaign in support of Fordham's weakest branch. He did more than act as manager only, for Jack, hitherto confining his activities to dramatics and oratory, proved his worth by running a splendid "six hundred" at the Milrose games. Jack ran a close second to the winner but as it was his maiden race it did not show him at his best, despite the fast time made. He quickly obtained a place on the Varsity relay and with the veterans. Feerick and Dale, helped to win many a race for the college during the indoor season. Then the bellowing winds of March which had up to this time swept over the campus unmolested, at last found a rival in the voices of the orators who took part in the annual trials for the Peace Contest. Only two entrants represented Senior, yet for the third time a man from Seventeen won. Jim O'Donohoc triumphed, with Walter Barry a close second. But while we made the last turn of the course flushed with success, a man who ran with silent stride but strong was taken from us. We can only quote the editorial written on our classmate for the Fordham Monthly by its Editor: WHAT SHALL WF. SAY? "What shall we say? were the words with which the President of the University, Rev. Joseph A. Mulry. S. J.. began his eulogy of Paul J. Shea, a member of the Senior Class, who died on the first day of the annual retreat of the College. And as we try in some manner to voice the grief and the sense of irreplaceable loss which his fellows feel, which those who have known and loved and esteemed him, as they have few other men. for nearly eight years—as we try to voice their sentiments, those words come back to us with even 90I he tears which were shed as chapel for the last time were panegyric that has ever been greater significance than they did on the morning when his remains lay before the altar at which he had prayed day after day during his years at Fordham. Words are empty things. In the hands of a master they can be made to express the most profound abstractions to a nicety. They can body forth the truths that lie hidden in the mind of genius, and convey to the world the conclusions of the most brilliant philosophers. But. when the heart is moved and the soul torn with affliction, words are useless. Men do not speak—they weep. Paul was borne forth from the college more eloquent than the most touching preached. I he prayers which were said, and the communions which were offered up for the repose of his soul, were better evidence of the holy sorrow which possessed his classmates than was the universal expression of grief which passed from mouth to mouth, sincere and deep-felt as that was. "What shall we say?’’ You can measure the influence of the forces of nature in definite units. No man can attempt to measure the influence of Paul's example on all those with whom he came in contact. A leader among his fellows, active in all the varied pursuits of college life, a character of exceptional moderation in study, in play and in all other things. Paul J. She a exercised as great an influence in his death as he had in his life. His memory shall live as long as those who knew him shall survive, not because 91EMAR.O N of his achievements, though he could boast of these, too. but because hr was a man in the highest meaning that term has ever possessed. The designs of God are locked in the bosom of eternity. Why Paul, so young, so full of promise, was called to take his place among the saints of God. we do not know—we will not ask. To have met him was a joy: to have known him intimately—a blessing. To remember him is a sacred thing. 1 lis parents and his brother are not alone in their grief. The Faculty and the Student Body of Fordham share it with them. To them our sympathy goes out in their hour of trial. That the soul of our brother. Paul, may find peace in God will be our prayer always. Requicscat in pace. While the college bowed its head in prayer the solemnity of the moment was made yet more intense. The impending catastrophe which our government had continuously endeavored to avert had fallen and the United States had declared war on Germany'. At the start of the preparedness movement Ed Dale. John Monahan. Dune O'Brien. Pete Walsh and Don Painton had enlisted in the Sixth Ambulance Corps which had been instituted at Fordham a short time before. But as the more immediate necessity for actual preparation arose, upon the motion of Harry Williams we sent a committee to Father Mulry to petition more extensive military preparations in the college. In consequence of this a regiment of nearly fifteen hundred men arc at present drilling on Fordham campus which, with the Ambulance Corps, has made Fordham’s response to our country's call a more than worthy factor in the field of collegiate preparation. Thus the men of Fordham stand ready. The Athletic Association officers for the year of 1917 were elected as follows: Presi- dent. Duncan T. O’Brien; Vice-President. Peter C. Walsh; Secretary. H. McDonald Painton; Treasurer. Philip J. Kearns. Jr. The debating society elected Walter Barry. President, and Fred Venter. Vice President. George Langley was chosen as President of the Dramatic Society. and Fred Venter was elected for the same office in the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. I lughie Coates, be it known, has been the class beadle for three years. Our Professors for the Senior year are Rev. Owen A. Hill. S. J.. Professor of Philosophy. Ethics and Evidences; Rev. Edmund Burke. S. J.. professor of Political Economy and Biology; Mr. Daniel H. Sullivan. S. J.. Professor of Geology and Astronomy. Thus this brief history draws unto a close and yet of necessity it is incomplete since this book must go to press before opportunity for further efforts arrives. If Fordham would demand yet more of us we should gladly and willingly give it. In Dramatics we have had Jim O’Donohoc. a man who never failed to star, despite the excellence of talent which surrounded him. I his is to say nothing of minor but important parts we have taken and portrayed in a manner which has upheld well the high standard of the Fordham stage. In Athletics we gave the college Ed Dale, a man who was a tower of strength on the basket- 92 ball court, who played baseball well and who carried his college letter on more than one occasion to victory on the track. Again Pat keerick bore the Maroon to the tape in many a hard fought race and stayed even when Fordham’s prospects seemed dim. Pat was faithful and able and a winner. Jack Murray. Don Painton and others, each in some way took up the burden according to his ability. I he kordham Monthly in turn never lacked a contribution for two whole years, to say nothing of the scattered but numerous works contributed in kreshman and Sophomore. Jim O’Donohoe. as Editor in Chief during the terms of Junior and Senior, kept the magazine well up to its accustomed excellence. And Don Painton. in two consecutive years of consistent contributing, only missed five issues. Hugh Coates established an efficient department during his two years as business manager. In Oratory Seventeen has won three Peace Contests, two Oratorical Contests and two Prize Debates, besides the various places enumerated above. Thus we have tried our best, and if our record be not as brilliant as that of some of our predecessors nevertheless no one can doubt our sincerity in making it. 1 he bulwark of the Dramatic Society, the life of the Fordham Monthly, a helpful aid in Athletics and the nucleus of the Track team especially, the class of Seventeen has made a niche for itself in the history of Fordham. The men who worked silently for us are perhaps overlooked in these 93pages yet eac h and every one of us shared in whatever glory we earned even as each contributed. And so we must end. for the future is n ught but speculation and history is fact. Time unveils no new feature up to the immediate moment and we must suffer both past and present to speak even when in the order of the fleeting hours the present word has joined its predecessors. For Seventeen, under the banners ol college, country and God. is marching on.  MISS SEVF.NTF.r.Nfl? M A R.OON i the day of graduation approaches and we look backward over the years of our college course, memory naturally recalls the happy days which we have spent together working with head, hand and heart for our common ideal—Fordham. lo fittingly set forth in words the recollections which we cherish most of the lecture hall and laboratory is fraught with difficulty, and no attempt to do so has been made within these pages. I he joys and the sorrows, the conquests and the failures of the classroom defy the exactitude which printer's ink imposes. We have sought, therefore, to record only the achievements of the Class of Nineteen Seventeen in the varied fields of campus activities. While these activities were essentially those of the student body, each has had as its advisory director a member of the Faculty. Happy in this, as in many other things, we have had the distinction and privilege of working under the direction of professors whose leadership has been an inspiration and whose friendship we esteem as a lasting and a sacred thing. 97 Yr Tnt Tn JAMES T. L. ODONOHOE AS KING RICHARD II I ft tj| dramatics u» tu? wiMHufi'imStjZaL M ivl j£Z)ul vdl £u iul Gi G uT ml rGg T»; iui till ail 2 ifo i utT tfg fc rT; £ 9 jy 9 p a TCbe dramatic Hssoctation Officers Director................GEORGE F. STROHAVER. S. J. {’resident..............GEORGi: J. LANGLEY Business Manager,.......JOHN F. X. MeGOHEY Stage Manager...........FALL J. SHEA N the field of college dramatics Fordham has had a long and honorable history. The custom of producing plays on the college stage, at definite intervals, extends back, as many other traditions do. to the days of St. Mary’s College. Kentucky, kordham's lineal predecessor in the college world. Professor Taaffe, in his History of St. Johns C ollegc. Ford ha m, tells the story of these earlier days. "Father Chazelle, the first Jesuit president of St. Mary's, and one of the first Jesuits of that colony to arrive in this country, introduced dramatic entertainments at that place. The first play put upon the boards was an original drama from the pen of Father Chazelle himself, entitled Red Han l(. It was produced before a numerous audience and caused a genuine sensation. The theatre chosen for this performance indeed indicated a return to the primitive traditions of the drama. 'At that time.’ writes the Rev. Walter FI. Hill, S. J., ‘the college was partly surrounded by thickly wooded primeval groves, a suitable spot in the forest was chosen for the stage, which could be seen by the spectators from a rising slope at the front, and a whole acre was covered w’ith seats for the audience. I he large stage was adorned with drapery of high colors; there were suitable changes of scenery also. So well adapted to the purpose was Father Chazelle's ideal, that it was strictly adhered to ever afterward. until our Fathers left St. Mary's in 1846; during all which period the annual exhibitions. with the accompanying drama, took place at a well chosen spot in the wild woods.' After the installation of the Jesuit Faculty of St. Mary's College at Fordham. dramatics seem to have received very little attention for several years. With the exception of a few desultory attempts to organize dramatic entertainments by the younger boys, whose immature efforts met with a very disheartening response from the general student body, no plays were produced until midwinter, 1855. On the third of December of that year, due principally to the efforts of Father Tellier, S. J.. the president at that time, the classes of Belles-lettres and Classics united in the production of Shakespeare's King Henry the fourth. Fart One, followed on the same evening by a comedy. Seven Clcrlfs. With the presentation of this play the real history of Fordham’s dramatics begins. The story of the years that followed is the story of every college activity, mingled success and failure, as the available talent varied, and as the interest of the students waxed and waned. In 1871 the present Dramatic Association was formally organized. Charles M. Walcott, who later became a prominent and distinguished member of the famous Lyceum The-' c»tre Company, acted as its first stage manager. Since its organization no year has passed at Fordham without the production of at least one play. The memory of those members of the Senior Class, who attended Fordham Prep, travels back to well-remembered productions, which were given under the direction of Rev. James L. McGovern. S. J., between the years of 1908 and 1912. All the Comforts of Home, a comedy, was the first of this series. Kin if John, What Happened to Jones, Macbeth, In the fool's Bauble, a romantic drama from the pen of Rev. John D. McCarthy. S. J.. a member of the class of ninety-five, and Bachelor’s Hall followed in rapid succession. Among the most notable characterizations of those days were Isaac's King John and Macbeth, Dunn's Lady Macbeth and La fenelon. White’s Jones and Gilleran’s Porter and La Belle-fontaine. It was as supers in the casts of these plays that several of the men. who later played prominent parts on the college stage, received their first initiation into the ways of the acted drama. in 1912 Rev. James A. Taaffe, S. J., succeeded Mr. McGovern. and produced The Merchant of Venice, with James Dunn in the title role. During the Spring of the following year the first High School play, M. Balmer, a farce, was staged by Mr. Michael J. Clarke, S. J. M. Balmer served to introduce two members of Seventeen, James T. L. O’Donohoe and John F. Murray. Jr., to a Fordham audience for the first time, in the full dignity of speaking parts. According to the critic of the occasion. Mr. Joseph V. McKee: "James T. L. O’Donohoe surprised and captivated in his characterization of Baconson.' His AUDITORIUM 101portrayal of the stormy old packer was exceptional, especially in elocution and carriage. His work was stamped with a finesse seldom seen in amateurs." And then Nineteen Seventeen, in its Freshman year, loomed large before the painted backdrops of hordham's stage. It can be safely asserted that the Class of Nineteen Seventeen, since its entrance into the activities of the campus, has been the mainstay of the Dramatic Association. In this field, too, the class has probably won its most enviable distinction. It is doubtful indeed if the achievements which have served to make this period memorable, and in the honor of which we have shared, have ever been surpassed during any period of equal length in our dramatic annals. That we have an especial right to take a pardonable pride in the success with which the efforts of the Association has been crowned, is attested to by the fact that, not only have we surpassed all other classes in the number of men actively engaged in its work, but also by the fact that, with few exceptions, the playing of the principal roles during our four years at college has been assigned to members of Seventeen. While the memory of the productions of this period shall live in the minds of Fordham men the names of James T. L. O'Dono-hoe, John F. X. McGohey, John F. Murray, Jr., George J. Langley and John A. Bodmer will be remembered. But longer still, long after the fleeting memory of the passing generation of undergraduates shall fade, the influence of those other members of the class who were content to play the minor parts, or even to follow humbly in the trail of kings, to witness in silence the do%vnfall of the unhappy Richard, or to brandish an unwieldy spear in the rebellious hosts of conquering Bolingbroke, long after the memory of these glorious play-nights shall have passed, the influence of their example will still be felt. It was with anxious expectancy that the members of the Freshman class awaited the rising of the curtain on the night of Wednesday, December I 7th. 1013. Rumors had filtered forth from the preliminary rehearsals that a capital performance of King Henry) the Fourth, Part One, was to be looked forward to. As the expectant Freshmen waited through the overture, they hoped for the best, but. in spite of themselves. 102they doubted that the worst might not befall. They doubted because no man is an actor in his own class or among his own classmates. If he is. it is doubtful whether he will ever live to reach the stage. Finally the lights in the auditorium were dimmed, the footlights flared up, the overture came to an end, and the curtain arose on the pillared council chamber of King Henry's court. The first scene was somewhat reassuring. Among such seasoned veterans as James Dunn and Edwin Murphy, enacting the respective roles of King Henry and I lotspur, Walter Barry’s aged Northumberland did not seem altogether out of place. In fact the impersonation was quite adequate. The first scene was soon concluded. A moment of darkness and when the lights were again flashed on. they disclosed a sunlit street of old London; and down this street, preceded by gruff rumblings and merry greetings of the passersby, came the great King of Mirth, the bald-headed, white-whiskered “ton of flesh,” "sweet Jack Fahlaff.” Somewhere it was difficult to tell just where—but somewhere within the. inner linings of this lovable old knave, whose waist measured two ells around” and who looked as if he might have spent the entire stretch of his long life in the taproom of the Boar’s Head, lurked the none too corpulent form of Jim O’Donohoe. From the moment he spoke his first line in a voice redolent of rich sack and fat venison, all doubt as to the ability of Freshman vanished. Seventeen had ’’arrived” in the dramatic world of Fordham. High as was the praise meted out by the critic of the occasion. “Sir John,” he said, won for himself a prominent place in Fordham’s dramatic history,” it was well deserved, if the laughter and applause of the audience during the course of the play is to be accepted as a criterion. Among the other members of the class who shared in the honors of the evening were Jack Bodmer, Walter Barry. John McGohey, George Langley, John Lee, Philip Kearns and Walter Hamilton, at present a Jesuit novice at St. Andrcws-on-Hudson. The complete cast was as follows: THE CAST King Henry the Fourth. . .JAMES DUNN Sons lo ihc King John. Prince or Lancaster........... WALTER J. HAMILTON I Ienry. Prince of Wales............ WALTER A. LYNCH Ralph Neville. Earl of Westmoreland. CHARLES F. WYMARD Sir Walter Blunt........JOHN B. LEE Thomas Percy. Eari. or Worcester.... Paul j. McCauley 10.1Henry Percy. Earl of Northumberland.......WALTER X. BARRY Henr Percy. Ins son suinamed Hotspur......EDWIN S. MURPHY Archibald. Earl of Douglas..................JOHN F. McGOHEY Sir Richard Vlrnon.......................REG1NAL G. MENDES Sir John Falstaff....................JAMES T. L. O'DONOHOE Poins ......................................JOHN A. BODMER Bardolph ................................MICHAEL J. O'NEILL Gadshill .................................GEORGE J. LANGLEY Peto .....................................PHILIP J. KEARNS Sheriff ...............................FREDERICK PALOMBA Host of the Boar s Head.............ROBERT G. McLAUGHLIN Francis .................................JOHN W. CONKLIN The Fall of 1914 found Mr. George F. Slrohaver, S. J., in charge of the Dramatic Association. His selection of Twelfth Night was a pleasant departure from the traditional round of Shakespearean tragedies and histories. With the exception of the oft-rcpcatcd Merchant of Venice. a play in which the impending tragedy generally overshadows the comedy element, when it is played by a cast consisting entirely of men. the comedies of Shakespeare were almost unknown to our stage, due. no doubt, to the delicacy of treatment which poetic comedy demands. The experiment aroused more than ordinary interest, and competition for the various roles was. as a result, exceptionally keen. The success of Twelfth Night is a matter of local history. Greater attention to accidental detail was lavished on the production of this play than had been the custom hitherto. The settings were unusually delightful in color and design. Orsino's palace, bathed in a soft, starry moonlight, was a picture of almost oriental luxury, and. over the fairyland of Olivia's garden, hung the colorful languor of the "sweet-scented south." Throughout the costuming, lighting and the selection of the furniture and other properties, discriminating taste and imagination were in evidence. Cyril Egan’s Maholio was as finished a piece of acting, wc venture to say. as has been seen in recent years on the amateur stage. Although handicapped by the inevitable misfortune of being a mere man. Charles Murray gave an exquisitely sympathetic portrayal of Viola. Slight, graceful and quite pretty—those infallible arbiters of beauty who accompany the favored members of the class on these occasions, were profuse in their expressions of admiration—what Murray s Viola lacked in depth of feeling was made up for by an extremely naive admixture of frank boyishness and shy femininity. Added to this McCauley’s Ofiino, Bodmer’s merry Feste, Hamilton's doting Sir Andrew Aguecheelf. and O'Donohoc’s irrepressible Sir f ob),' Belch made the evening a truly enjoyable one. We append the complete cast: THE CAST Orsino ....................................................Paul j. McCauley Valentine ...................................................THOMAS C. HARDIN Sir Tort T. L. O'DONOHOE Sir Andrew Acuecheek....................................... JOHN F. HAMILTON Malyolio ........................................................CYRIL B. EGAN 104mARGON Sf.rastian ...................AUGUSTINE I It ALEV Antonio ...................VINCENT M. DOHERTY Clown ..........................JOHN A. BODMER Fabian .........................JOSEPH A. DODIN Cl wo ........................WALTER X. BARRY Roberto ......................GEORGE J. LANGI.F.Y SrtFANo ............................JOHN B. LEE Officer ......................JOHN F. McGOHEY Pace .........................WALTER A. LYNCH Viola .......................CHARLES E. MURRAY Twelfth Night marked the restoration of a custom which had ob tained in the earlier days of the Dramatic Association. In accordance with his ideal of an all-college production. Mr. Slrohaver placed entire charge of the technical side of the performance in the hands of the students. Electricians, scene shifters, property and wardrobe men. all came from the ranks of the undergraduates. I he expedition, smoothness and attention with which the newly organized stage crew carried on their work, and who easily surpassed the professionals who had formerly acted in that capacity, showed that the confidence of the director had not been misplaced. In the January number of the Monthly an editorial appeared, commending the spirit which prompted this innovation. In part it is said: “The volunteering of the Seniors to act as supernumeraries and stage-hands in the recent production of Twelfth Night did more than furnish a solid substratum for the many commendatory expressions from the audience. “To our Moderator of Dramatics it was the handing over of a whole year’s salary; not salary in the sense of a certain amount of the mere medium of exchange, but coin minted in the lecture-room, and stamped with appreciation for lectures on elocution and dramatics which have served to widen the conception of the listeners and impress upon them the value of accepting the fruits of painstaking experience and study. Three days later, on December 19th. as the feature of the Rector's Day celebration, a dramatic entertainment, entitled. The Bovs of Shakespeare, was presented. The programme consisted of scenes from Richard the Third. The Merchant of i’enicc and King John, interspersed with introductory and critical papers on the various boy characters represented, read by members of the I ligh School classes. In the scene from Richard the Thud. O Donohoe gave a short but vivid picture of the misshapen Gloster. A complete list of those who took part in the scenes follows: THE BOYS OF SI UKESPEARE RICHARD 111 Gloster .................................JAMFS ODONOHOE Buckingham ..............................CHARLES McKEN.NA Pkince Edward ..............................JAMES KEARNS The Duke of York............................JOHN MURPHY THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Launcelot Old Cobbo RICHARD MOONEY ...VINCENT BRADYXi 53 53 53£3 58 535353535353 5353 53 Si 53 535M35353U 535S535353535353535353 5353535353535338335J gv« Xv Xv»x v» j.) xv»Avy J iV» tvf g y zj Tf T7 t7 T7|'T7 Tf T?ii('t7yT7 t7« T7t'Y7 T7fc'T '»S JAMES I . L. O DONOHUL AS DR. JF.KYLL AND MR. HYDE jjr 07 srrGr »ir T 07 » ror ik 07 oi 07 07 07 707 isKING JOHN Arthur .....................................CHARLES MURRAY Hublrt ........................................paul McCauley . i ALFRED HOFFMANN Attendants .................. m w .......................I LAWRENCE REILLY Encouraged by the reception which Twelfth Night had received earlier in the year, another play was put in rehearsal during the second term. On April 20th A Celebrated Case was presented. No play of recent years at Fordham was followed with a more intense or sympathetic interest than was this one. 1 o say that there were tears in the eyes of many of the audience during the progress of several of the touching scenes of this fine old drama, may seem gross exaggeration—it was a literal fact. From the parting of Rcnaud and his little son on the field of Fontenoy to the unmasking of De Mornay’s treachery, the story held the audience’s attention as only a cleverly constructed and competently acted drama of this type can. The critic of Twelfth Night had said: “Mr. McGohey needs just one thing—a bigger part." A Celebrated Case brought McGohey his opportunity, and the quality of his acting did not belie the critic’s judgment. His Dennis O’Rourke takes its place beside O’Donohoe’s FulslafJ and Egan’s Malvolio. It is difficult, for an actor of great experience and natural capabilities, to emphasize with equal clearness and force the comic and the pathetic in a character such as O'Rourlfc. It is even more difficult for an amateur of limited experience to do so. All the credit, therefore, which the actor who can alternately claim the laughter and the tears of an audience deserves, is due to Mr. McGohey. Egan’s Renaud was a vigorous portrayal of the wronged and heartbroken soldier; Murray’s Count d’Aubctcrre was graciously courteous and commanding. O’Donohoe, who had seemed fated to play the parts of elderly roystcrcrs during his entire course, found no difficulty in acting De M or nay. The change from the rough-bearded camp follower, Fazarc, to the polished grace of the handsome De Mornay was accomplished with facility and decision. So consistently was the impression maintained that the deception of the other characters in the play appeared to be not only plausible but quite natural. Coldly unemotional throughout, even in the tense moments when his plans were one by one falling to pieces, the burst of passionate power with which he met his downfall was startling and impressive. Monahan and McGarry were adequate as Valentine and the Abbe. THE CAST Renaud .........................................................C. B. EGAN Count d'Aubeterre .............................................. J- F. MURRAY Count de Mornay............................................J- T. L. O’DONOHOE Dennis O’Rourke ..............................................J- F. X. McGOHEY Corporal .....................................................A. M. 7AMPRELLI Seneschal ok Montaigne..........................................II. F. DESMOND Captain ..............................................................G. C. LIEBER Francis Renaud ...............................................R. M. McLAUGHLIN 107WARO 6Af m Adrian Renaud (............MASTER FOSTER .............t J. G. VITALE Martin .........................................R. J. MOONEY Louis ......................................H. M. McCRATH Andrew .........................................M. A. TAYLOR Valentine de Mornay.........................J. A. MONAHAN Marquis d’Aubeterre ...........................J. A. CARUCCI Abbe ..........................................H. T. McGARRY The Kali of 1915 found the Dramatic Association enjoying an almost unprecedented season of prosperity. Not only had the performances of the preceding year aroused a greater enthusiasm and a wider interest among the students, but the work of the Association was made more attractive and more thoroughly understood by Mr. Strohaver's lectures. So great was the demand for tickets that two performances were decided upon and for the first time members of the professional schools nr- of the university were permitted to enter the competition for parts. Dr. Jcl( )ll and Mr. Hyde, made famous by Richard Mansfield, was A the play selected. Although the version of Stevenson’s story which was used followed the traditional structure of the play as presented by Mansfield. it was entirely rewritten by the Director, made more conformable in its general spirit, characterizations and dialogue to the original tale and strengthened in the logical sequence of the situations. The difficult mechanical features involved in the production requiring accuracy in the timing of effects and swiftness of transition from scene to scene, were well taken care of by the now veteran stage committee. So carefully planned and so accurately carried out were the details of the settings, that they elicited special com mendation on the part of the reviewer. "The scenery was attractive, in good taste, and well set; quickly set. too. as was indicated by the fact that there were no long intermissions. 1 he lighting received careful attention. the 'spot' played on Mr. Hyde being particularly effective. Costumes and makeup were beyond reproach—and here is an example of the attention to detail which characterized the presentation. The trousers worn were not those of the well-dressed man of today. but were without the crease and bagged at the knees, in accordance with the fashion of the period in which Stevenson intended the action of his story to take place. And another instance—when the Vicar stood back-stage, with the moon shining full upon him. and. with a sigh spoke of the approaching cloud which would soon obscure its light. What an opportunity for an effect! And the opportunity was not neglected, for a shadow began to fall upon the Vicar. broadening all the while, and finally cutting off the last glint of moonlight from the scene." O'Donohoe had taken full advantage of the limited possibilities of De MornaV with a capable skill which found a wider range of expression in the dual role of Dr. Jci( )ll and Mr. Hyde. Jei( )ll. as he portrayed him. became the pitiful figure of a noble and generous hearted 1USfMARO ON to a soul-harassed visionary whose eagerness to seek out the mysteries which must forever lie beyond the reach of the scientist, had summoned up the overwhelming horror of his life. liven at his first appearance his haunted eyes belied his happy smile and told of his constant dread that at any moment his baser self, the demon. Hyde, might assert itself. Through his Hyde, unkempt, deformed, ferocious, fearful for its serpent-like quickness, ran a vein of sardonic, humor which heightened its repulsiveness and lent to what otherwise might have proved a merely mechanical piece of acting, a grotesquely human touch. Effective as was the crouching maliciousness of Hyde, it was Jelfyll. pathetically clinging to the nobler things of life, which rendered the performance a truly notable one. As the play proceded the impending catastrophe vaguely hinted at in the quiet shades of the icar’s garden, grew more terrible and in the last scene, the Doctor's laboratory, the fearful suspicion became a terrible certainty, tragic and inevitable. A description of this final scene of the play was included in the review: "The dual role of Dr. and Mr. Hyde was placed in the care of James T. L. O Donohoe. and his portrayal was truly remarkable. His last act will long be remembered. How clearly and truthfully did he show' the man's utter despair at the thought of the monster which possessed him. his anguish when he spoke of the woman from whom his pitiful malady had torn him: his tenderness, and his one brief, fleeting moment of consolation before the aw'ful end. when he received her note of forgiveness! And then the rage and hate and diabolical glee as the monstrous Hyde closed his fingers on the throat of the imaginary Jel(yll—all faithfully portrayed.' While the title role was most fruitful in opportunities for the actor, the other characters were well sustained. As a consequence of the small number of persons required by the action of the piece and the unusually large number of candidates, it was possible to choose a cast of experienced players. The general impression was therefore one of great evenness of merit. 1 lamilton’s Poole was a masterly character study. Gray haired, a trifle bent with age and very much the trusted family servant, it was extremely interesting to follow the climatic effect of the swiftly moving series of events on the kindly nature of the old man. I lis frightened, half-sobbing description of the happenings which preceded JefyyU's death was an admirable bit of work. Ullcrson. in McCauley’s hands, became a staid, matter-of-fact lawyer, grown old in the practice of his profession, free from emotion and frank to the point of bluntness. In one short scene Murray invested the Vicar with such sympathy that the natural horror which his murder by the revengeful and infuriated Hyde naturally aroused, was greatly intensified. Ncn'comc. the detective, was played with a typical complacency and self-assurance by McGohey. 109 r tflTflftT iTy»VTrtt tf JAMES T. L. ODONOHOE AS BEAU BRUMMELLWAROQ7V THE CAST NIr' H eL I.................JAMES O'DONOHOE J. C. Utterson. Esq.........PAUL McCAULEY Rev. Edward Leigh.....................JOHN MURRAY Doctor Lanyon ................THOMAS KELLY Harry Leigh ................ CHARLES MURRAY Inspector Newcomer ...........JOHN McGOHEY Poole ......................JOHN HAMILTON Guest .....................VINCENT DOHERTY McSweeney ....................WILLIAM KLENK Wilson .......................JOHN Me GEARY In accordance with the precedent established the year before, the Dramatic Association furnished the principal feature of the Hector's Day celebration, a one-act play. Absolution, An Incident of the European War. from the pen of James T. L. O’Donohoe. The fact that it was written by one of the student body made its production especially appropriate on such an occasion. Its timely theme, the present conflict in F.urope, evoked great interest, and it was enthusiastically received by the audience. At the fall of the curtain the applause was spontaneous and sincere and the cast was brought several times before the curtain. THE CAST Father Lkmarf ..............JOHN F. HAMILTON Conrad von Barmholt..........JOHN D. McGEARY Anton .....................WALTER A. FORSTER Lieutenant Darney .......JAMES T. O'DONOHOE Captain Sicote I I JOHN F. McGOHEY Sergeant Care Of the French Cavalry • VINCENT M. DOHERTY Michel ) I MATTHEW A. TAYLOR m a The Spring of 1916 found New York City outdoing itself in honor of the Shakespeare Tercentenary. Throughout the festival the Dramatic Association played a prominent and noteworthy part. Mr. Strohaver acted as a member of the governing committee and the local celebration, centering around the production of King Richard II, in modern and Elizabethan fashion or succession, was acknowledged by many critics to be one of the most original and scholarly events of the entire celebration. James O’Donohoe played the part of the unhappy Richard with exquisite sympathy and a rare poetic feeling. The sea-coast and renunciation scenes were especially impressive. Paul McCauley and John McGohey distinguished themselves in the roles of Bolingbroke and Northumberland. THF. CAST King Richard the Second.....................................IAMES O'DONOHOE John of Gaunt. Duke or Lancaster) ,, . . .. f THOMAS ML'LLANY Edmund or Langley. Duke or York Unc,es lo ,hc K'"8..." » JOHN HAMILTON BolincbROKE, Duke or Hereford, ton to John of Gaunt, afterward King Henry IV. paul McCauley Roger Mortimer. Eari. or Ulster, declared heir lo the ihrone by Richard II.PAUL KF.RF.SEY 111-E v, a Duke of Aumerll. »on to Duke of 'f ork.,..CHARLES MURRAY Thomas Mowbray. Duke of Nokiolk..........VINCF.N I DOI ILR’I't Dlkl of Surrey, acting Lord Marthal.........LDMUND DALE Lari of Salisbury ........................WILLIAM O'SHEA Bushy . v MICHAEL O'NEIL Bacot Creature to the King............• GEORGE LANGLEY Green 1 ( WILLIAM KLENK Earl of Northumberland....................JOHN McGOHF.Y Henry Percy, surnamrd Hotspur, hu son.....JOI IN McGEARV Loro Berkeley ............................JOSEPH SCULLY Loro Ross ................................WALTER BARR'i Loro Willouciidy .........................GEORGE LIEBER Loro Fitzwater ........................................JOHN CANTWELL Bishop of Carlisle............................MATHEW GOLDEN Sir SrtPHtN Scroop..................................WILLIAM QUILTY Sir Pierce of Exton.................................CHARLES McKENNA Messenger .................................FRANCIS BRADY Jester ..................................MORGAN O'BRIKN Last play of all—Beau Brummell. All Rood times must come some lime to an end. and our dramatic history, like all other histories, must have its concluding chapter. When the curtain fell on the broken figure of the Beau, courtly and debonair to the very last, happy in his dreams of other days, we did not know that it marked our exit, hut thr war— the inevitable excuse—made another production impossible. For a record of the performance we must again have recourse to the critic of the occasion. In part he said: "Mr. O’Donohoe reminds us that there are two kinds of college players: the declaimer and the actor. Mr. O'Donohoc comes under the latter category: he never shouts, never orates and never speaks to his audience, although he is always heard by them. He acts his pari; never overacts it. So easy is his manner and so sure is his touch, that one would be tempted to say that he acts like a professional, were it not that there are so many atrocious performers among the mercenaries of Thespis. Mr. O’Donohoc’s business in donning his hat at the end of the first scene wc thought exquisite: even better was the bit with Vincent in the second scene of the same act. Whatever slight flaw there was in his performance was amply made up for in the death-scene of the last act. This was a masterly piece of work, and one of the most gripping bits of acting we have ever witnessed at Ford-ham. "The Andy of Mr. George Langley was excellent. Between the two fires of a temptation to overact and to be underspirited in his portrayal, he guided his part through a narrow road with much valor and some little discretion to a sure hit. Congratulations. Mr. Langley. "In the role of Mortimer, Mr. McCohey was the efficient serving man. When Fitch visualized this character, he had in mind, we feel sure, the picture of a serving man who idealized the great Beau to such a degree as to make his opinion and respect for the rest of the world so proportionately small that it would amount to something like contempt. I his attitude in the earlier scenes, and the blind devotion of man to master, which made itself man- 112  V ifcst later in the play, were brought out forcibly by Mr. MeGohey’s characterizat ion.” 1HL CAST Beal- Brummell .......................JAMES ODONOHOE The Prince or Wales...............................VINCENT DOHERTY Richard Brinsley Sheridan............................JOHN MURRAY Reginald Courtney .........................JOHN MURPHY Mortimer ..................................JOHN MeGOHEY Mr. Oliver Vincent...................................JOHN HAMILTON Georce Vincent .......................CHARLES MURRAY Mr. Abrahams .............................WILLIAM BARRY A Bailiff ..................................... JOHN LEE Another Bailiff ............................FRANK BRADY Footman ..................................HAROLD BROWN Simpson .................................JOHN CANTWELL Andy ...................................GEORGE LANGLEY Lodging-!Iouse Keeper ..................GILBERT HAGERTY' No record of Fordham dramatics during the past three years would be complete without a word of praise and a word of thanks to Mr. Stro-haver, S. J. During his three years as Director of the Association he has tiddcd many notable pages to our dramatic history. I lis originality, his knowledge of the art of the theatre and his ability to impart that knowledge to others, but. most of all. his unique facility in inspiring those with whom he is working to a degree of success of which they would under anv other conditions be incapable, his patience and his kindness have made him at once respected and loved by all those with whom he came in contact. lo rehearse night alter night under his direction was an unqualified pleasure; to be praised by him was reward enough for any effort. Whatever merit the work of the Association may have deserved, whatever commendation that work may have evoked is due in largest measure to him. He gave to the members of the casts of the several plays a gift, greater than mere technical training, expert as that was—the friendship and the example of a great, competent and kindly man. To him the gratitude of the class of Seventeen is more than due, and it is freely and gladly given. "And so ends my catechism.” 113 MR. GEORGE F. STROHAVER. S. J.THE "FORDHAM MONTHLY STAFF’•£.!•?..l }j.’. 3J tjjtottjjttjv ’ru rnj 7; rr jraj jrp jrjj jjj nj n .'jvjjy w. ’JVTjvm rcy i ii | 1 ZEbe jfovbbam Ifoontblv Vj- V; mV'tV. r'Vi j'r ii x iu.iin fotuTxLU rG?if-'.- Ebftorfal Staff EJitor-in-Chief, JAMES T. L. ODONOHOE JOHN F. X. McGOHEY, 17 HOWARD F. R. MULLIGAN. 17 h. McDonald painton. 17 Associate Editors WILLIAM J. SCHMITT. 17 THOMAS A. BARRY. ‘Ifi GEORGE C. LIEBER. 18 JOHN F. HAMILTON. Special EDWARD J. EUSTACE. 19 MATTI IF.W A. TAYLOR. '19 MORGAN J. O BRIEN. 20 Business Manager. HUGH F. COATES. 17 Assistant Business Managers ANTHONY P. UIHLEIN. 20 RICHARD J. McCIKN. '19 Alumni Notes. EDWARD P. GILLERAN. 13 history of journalism at Fordham presents an interesting story extending over ‘S+£j Uml some sixty odd years. Early in the school year of 1853 there appeared the r9t exPress‘on °f l e school's literary effort. With the apt title of the Coose- Quill it was issued under the signature of a mysterious "Ham.” carefully copied out on some twenty-eight pages of foolscap, with a heading engrossed in elaborate scrollwork after the fashion in such favor at the time. For many years the anonymous “Ham" remained in modest obscurity, as much a man of mystery as the Man in the Iron Mask. Fortunately there have not been many editors of his kind since, which will make the work of writing down this chronicle much less difficult as we proceed. The Coose-Quill was blest with an ideal business manager, at least from the subscriber's viewpoint, and perhaps it was owing to this undue reliance upon the silent contribution box, with the man-of-mys-tcry’s title inscribed on its front and a slit in the top requesting that silver dollars be deposited one at a time, which led to the untimely death of this first diffuser of wisdom and medium of satire. I suppose the appropriate condolences of "never again will we see such a one” in the few years immediately following were accompanied by the usual and customary long-heaved sighs. Be that as it may. it was not long before, contrary to seeming expectations, the Coose-Quill. deceased and of pleasant memory, was followed successively by Sem. Collegian. and The Spy, all of which saw their glory grow and wane before the first issue of The Fordham College Monthly appeared in November. 1882. Its first editor was Francis Dwight Dowley. and with such great sagacity and foresight did he and his colleagues build its foundations that though its name was changed to The Fordham Monthly in 1885, there has not been a year since but has witnessed the publication of the college paper which we so proudly claim today. In the many long years of stirring college life at Fordham it has been the province of the Monthly to play no obscure or trivial part. It has ever been a profound influence for good. 115No one institution in our entire educational system has so well expressed the real spirit of the men who for half a century have worked and played in the environs of Old Rose Hill Manor; no one feature has so faithfully and vividly portrayed the varied phases of the school life both within the college walls and without. It has served as an expression of that development which was growing within the men. Whether diffusing sound philosophical principles and applying them to problems of moment or recording the creative effort of some budding literary genius inseparably wedded to the muse, it has served always as a stimulus to greater effort and development. 7'he policy of the Monthly has been sound yet not ultra-conservative; it has invariably withstood the temptation to indulge in sensationalism and cheap publicity by the popular course of shocking or astounding the inhabitants of a peaceful community, a course which is so common among the younger college publications to-day. livery school publication of this sort properly conducted returns a reward clearly two-fold—it is an invaluable asset, not alone to the college but chiefly to the contributor himself. Proudly can we of the Monthly to-day point to the traditions of the past and to the long list of eminent men who have graced its staff in the earlier years. That these men to-day appreciate the value of the paper and are now more enthusiastic and loyal than ever is a worthy tribute. It was Dr. James J. Walsh, an eminent lecturer and a writer of national repute and a member of the board of editors in the years '83 and ’84. who wrote us a few years ago: “I found the Monthly. when I became a member of the board of editors, an excellent training school in writing. My work in those two years gave me confidence in my power to express my thoughts oil paper. I he cold steel glare of print must be something like the cold gray dawn of the morning-after, for it makes one realize the significance of things as they are. 1 have been adding to the matter that pours from the press almost constantly for the last ten years, and I he Fotdham Monthly is primarily responsible for that.’’ And Thomas A. Daly, the famous humorist and poet, beloved by all America, answered his own question—"What has writing for the Monthly done for me as a literary man? Much, if not everything." Such was the college paper in which we of the Class of Nineteen Seventeen were offered a share as we embarked upon the first lap of our scholastic career four years ago. These were the types of men who had preceded us; these were the traditions and the stand ards we were invited to assume. Is it any wonder that we were tremulous at the start? Is it any wonder that our minds were filled with misgivings when we first gathered together in the sanctum armed with long spike-like pencils and making appropriate use of the multitude of Murads which the management furnished in hope of stirring up some trifling inspiration within our gentle souls. How the editors of old were able to turn out work without being 116MT r m. abetted by these great aids to literary activity we could never understand. Perhaps it was their plenitude that gave us courage to proceed. It was while our class was still suffering the traditional ignominies of Freshman, that he who was destined by nature to lead, first burst into print with The F.leventh Hour." and so profound an impression did this story make that even to-day it remains the most familiar by-word about the sanctum. Fordham has probably never seen a more versatile literary artist than the one and only O’Donohoe. Since that memorable day four years ago when his initial contribution graced the printed page there have been few issues that do not owe much to his remarkable work and untiring efforts. So masterfully and so consistently did he continue , to wield the stylus that stories, short and long, light and heavy, poems of surpassing grace and beauty, essays that manifested exceptional insight and comprehension, descriptions that lifted the soul far above the realm of the ordinary and commonplace, editorials that stirred our hearts and often threw the whole college into stimulating discussion flowed in such healthy profusion from his pen as to merit for him undisputed leadership. As editor in-chief during two full years he proved himself fearless and able. The secret of his success lay in the high standard of his work. Jim never wrote but he wrote well and there seemed to be no limit to his energy. Would that there were more of the kind! During the year 13-’ 14 Francis X. Shea occupied the post of Assistant Business Manager. and Henry T. McGarry was an associate editor in 14-'I 5. Roth of these men proved earnest workers and enjoyed the highest esteem of their fellows, so that it was with mingled feelings of regret and joy that we saw them leave our midst to devote their lives solely to the service of their Maker. The next school year saw Don Painton, Bill Schmitt and "Justice" George Julius Langley, of the Mohawk Valley, recruited to the literary ranks, and from the first month the wisdom of the selection was manifest. Don enjoys an enviable reputation as a writer of short 117 WARQ ON stories. In the line of turning out thrillers he has no peer on the staff; he is blest with a remarkable creative genius and has become the master of at least four distinct dialects. The Monthly has had in the man who put Potash and Perlmutter to rout, with his Sparrowitz and Gelkin. a faithful and consistent worker whose successor will be difficult to find. Rill Schmitt brought into the pages of the Monthly that same exhaustive treatment and vigorous style which has contributed so largely to his success upon the platform. His contributions of every nature were always of a high standard of literary excellence. It remained, however, for our esteemed and inimitable “Justice’ George Julius, to add to our pages that peculiar touch of scholarly style of which he is the recognized master. George's rare ability of turning a perfectly balanced period with exquisite grace did much to make his Exchange department one of the most popular columns. The only fault which we had to lay at his door was his extreme leniency in his criticism of the work of the fairer sex. but perhaps there was a method in his madness withal. John McGohcy has proved himself a chronicler of no mean ability and has conducted a Forhamensia column which reflects great credit upon his ability as a news-gatherer. I le. too. is an Associate Editor on the staff with the present writer who has made certain humble contributions at such times as the spirit moved him. There is one other thought that we must not fail to note in passing. All the literary efforts, recorded only incompletely above, would have availed very little were it not for the successful endeavors of I lugh Coates, the best business manager of the Monthly in recent years. With the best interests of the paper ever at heart, lie proved himself zealous, untiring and able. He had a worthy assistant in Ireddie Venter, and it was their unusual success which was largely responsible for a notable meeting on the seventh day of May last year. In reading over an old article on the founding of the Monthly. I found these interesting sentences written by Francis Dwight Dowley the first editor: "At the close of that year my voice was loud in demanding that this surplus (of the fund) be expended upon an editorial dinner. Other counsels prevailed, however, and I was contumcliously suppressed as a person of low ideals, not endowed with the true literary instinct." It remained then for us of a later generation to embrace these low ideals, scorned by the powers of the past. We were not to be suppressed. Abandoning ourselves for the moment to the favorite pastime of the epicureans, we were loath even in the midst of festivity to forget the muse of rhetoric. No one who was fortunate enough to be present on that memorable occasion can ever forget it. and no one who was absent can properly appreciate its description. Amid an atmosphere 118i ¥ ARGON never to be equalled, the pent-up messages and inspirations of youthful prodigies that had for scores of months failed to find fitting expression through the laborious channels of parchments and quill were set loose by the proper stimulus, and. like the fiery geysers of Vesuvius, there poured forth impassioned oratory such as wc who were present never even hope to hear during the remainder of our sojourn in these mundane regions. 1 hese. and only these, inspired masterpieces can never again be enjoyed by him who will spare the time to read. The rest of our humble work remains extant; wc commend it to your indulgent review. It is with sincere regret that wc write our last few lines for The ForJham Monthly, but at least we have the satisfaction of having done our best in an effort to perpetuate these high standards set by the men who founded it some thirty-five years ago. Outrageous Modesty! Ask any member of Seventeen: "Who is the best essayist of the college?" Howard F. R. Mulligan.— 1 he Editor. 119fc55-33S55 - 355555353555 5555553555353535353535555555 3555 55 55 55 55 ot 55 5555555555 5? 55 55 35-35.31 j I partbcnian Sobalftg Director. Tilt REV. IRANC IS D. OL.OUGHL1N. S. J. Fir l Prefect. GEORGE J. LANGLEY Second Prefect. PAUL I. SHEA Third Prefect. JAMES E. GORDON Secretary. CHARLES J. CURTIN Treasurer. JOHN F. X. MeGOHEY Immaculate Conception So aUtp Director. DANIEL J. QUIGLEY. S. J. Firs! Prefect. FREDERICK A. VENTER Second Prelect. WALTER X. BARRY Third Prefect. JOSEPH P. RAFFERTY Sacristan. RICHARD A. KEHOE UCH has been said and written of Fordham's Material Conquests and accomplishments. The triumphs of the athletic field, the glories of the stage, the academic victories, of all these have we partaken, even as wc have witnessed. But standing by these things alone, worthy though they be. a question arises which would shake our self-satisfied confidence, tincture the certainty ol our complacence with doubt, and accordingly dampen our elation even before we had enjoyed the full draught of success. What doth it profit?’’ The question is asked, and we are not dismayed. For behind all our ordinary achievement, achievements which shall sink into the void of the past, even before their agents have given their bodies back to the earth, there exists a practice which most truly concerns the be-all and the end-all of life, and which, because of its eternal character, transcends all our other activities without reserve. This practice is the worship of Cod in sodality. League of the Sacred Heart Devotions, retreats and charitable societies. The first and most important of these religious institutions at Fordham. both in point of age and nature, is the Parthenian Sodality. It is “affiliated with the Roman Prime Primaria. under the invocation of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the patronage of St. Aloysius." The Parthenian Sodality was founded by the Rev. Father Chazelle. at St. Mary’s College. Rayville, Kentucky, on the second of February. 18 37. An old and interesting record of the sodality’s foundation, portraying its high aims, may still be seen in the Sodality Chapel in the Administration Building. It reads as follows: “1837, February 2nd —On this day the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin." Rev. Fr. Chazelle. President of St. Mary’s College. Kentucky, having assembled some of the Teachers and students, proposed to them to establish, under the protection of the Blessed Virgin, an association after the pattern of many others instituted in a great number 121Eg EsuvS OFFICERS THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SODALITYof Catholic colleges, and which would be known under the denomination of Parthenian Sodality: the end and object of which would be to procure to the members more easy and efficacious means of leading now and hereafter a christian-like life. "All having joyfully accepted this proposal, the Association was commenced on this day. On the eve the election of the officers having taken place, today the establishment of the Association was published when Fr. Chazcll celebrated Mass in the Chapel of the college, all the members being present. "The election having taken place on the night of the preceding day, Mr. Michael Driscoll obtained the majority of the votes, and was declared prefect of the Sodality. Father Chazcllc acted as Moderator for one year, when he turned over the directorship to Father I.egonais. who brought the Sociality to Fordham in 1846. Father Legonais resigned as Moderator two years afterwards, and Father Duranque took charge until 1850, after whom a long line of successors, twenty-seven in number. kept the Sodality a lively instrument of Catholic piety. In 1887. during the directorship of Father Thomas J. A. Freeman, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Parthenian Sodality was commemorated by the erection of a bronze statue of the Blessed Virgin in the quadrangle behind the Administration Building." Thus, from its early foundation to the present time, this society has been loyal and unchanging in its practices, even though its members changed from year to year, and the Sodality that came to Fordham in 1846 is the Sodality of 1917. In its later history no name is more prominent than that of the Rev. Francis J. O’Loughlin, because of his ten years' service as Moderator, and his zeal for the spiritual welfare of the students during that time. What is now the Day Scholars’ Sodality was founded on October 2, 1 847, as a branch of the Parthenian Sodality, and called the Sodality of the Immaculate Conception. In 1852 it became distinct from the older organization, and has remained so ever since. This Day Scholars’ Sodality meets every Wednesday at 12 M., and for the Senior year of the class of 1917 has been under the direction of Mr. Daniel Quigley. S. J. During Freshman year Father John A. Cotter. S. J., was Moderator, followed by Father Murphy and Mr. Jordan in Sophomore and Junior years. The class is well represented in the offices of the Sodality during Senior year, five of our members acting as Prefects in both branches of the organization. In I 888 Mr. George Muloy, S. J.. during Father Fagan's Directorship of the Sodality, instituted the present well-known outdoor service during the month of May in honor of our Blessed Lady. Every evening during May the students have gathered around Mary's statue 123 5 55 55 55 5555555555 55 55 • {0iilectus meus mihi et ego illi. on the quadrangle, and paid their homage by hymns and prayers, while a discourse on her virtues is delivered by a member ol the Senior class. Another religious activity of Fordham, coinciding with the general movement throughout the church, is the League of the Sacred Heart. The whole college meets in the Chapel on the first Friday of every month, the devotions consisting of a sermon by the Moderator, followed by Benediction. Fr. Owen A. Hill. S. J., Fr. John A. Cotter, S. J., Fr. John H. Farley, S. J., and Fr. John F. X. Murphy. S. J.. have acted as Moderators during the last four years and their sermons on the first Fridays have kept up the true spirit of the League in the college. In accordance with the high place the spiritual has in the business ol education at Fordham. the scholastic year opens with the traditional Mass of the Holy Ghost, held for some years in the Parish Church of our Lady of Mercy, in order that the entire student body may have accommodation. The Mass of this present year was celebrated by two Fordham graduates. Father Richard Barry and Father John K White. An eloquent sermon was delivered by the professor of the Senior class, the Rev. Owen A. Hill. S. J. Added to all these other religious exercises is the annual retreat, which contributes more than any other exercise to the spiritual welfare of the students. It has usually been the custom to give the retreat some time in October, shortly after the opening of the college. The class of 1917 remembers the splendid retreat given by the Rev. Owen A. Hill in their Freshman year, followed in the succeeding years by those of the Rev. John H. Farley. Rev. Daniel F. Quinn, and the Rev. A. G. Brown, all of the Society of Jesus. These three days of departure from the material things of the world to the consideration of one’s spiritual needs are indeed days well spent, the effect of which pervades the whole scholastic year resulting in the students greater good in every field. In this, the Senior year of the class of 1917. the retreat was postponed until Holy Week on account of the late opening of the college in September. The time, however, whether accidentally or intentionally chosen, could not be better for such an occasion. 1 loly Week is essentially one of profound meditation and piety with all Christians. It is a week wherein spiritual concern withdraws us from the matters of everyday life, and as such it is best suited for a retreat. Christmas was celebrated this year at Fordham by a midnight Mass in the old church of Third Division. A large delegation of the Alumni and many of the students were present, and it seemed that the historic old surroundings, as well as the solemnity of the hour, added much to the Christmas spirit that filled the hearts of all present. The foregoing are the principal religious functions at Fordham. and, in conjunction with daily Mass, constitute the spiritual duties of the students throughout the year. 125AROOTN Among the members of St. John Berchman’s Society, who have rendered service at the Altar, the Class of 1917 has been well represented. Paul J. Shea, as Master of Ceremonies; John F. X. McGohey. as Assistant Master of Ceremonies, and many others, have become well known figures in the sanctuary; and it was the present Senior class that assisted the Rev. Francis D. O’Loughlin, S. J.. in reestablishing the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the college after its initial introduction in 1902. The Fordham branch is co-operating with the Particular Council of Bronx County, and the work so far has been advanced enthusiastically and rapidly. The members arc willingly sacrificing their time in visiting the hospitals and homes of refuge, and are lending a helping hand to the poor and needy of Bronx County. And. indeed, the men of Ford-ham have an illustrious example in the life of Thomas Mulvy, who. as a president of the St. V incent de Paul Society, and by his life devoted to charity, is remembered as the finest type of Catholic layman. The men of Fordham. who as officers have done most for the Society, are Frederick A. Venter ’ I 7. President; Paul J. Shea I 7, Vice- 8. IM ARO OA President; James E. Gordon 18, Secretary, and George C. Licbcr Treasurer. And, finally, in the enumeration of the things accomplished by the men of 1917 in the practice of their religion, note must be made of the many members of the class who have aspired to the highest of services, the dignity of the priesthood. Three members of the class have already departed on their sacred calling, Francis X. Shea and Henry T. McGarry going to Dunwoodic. and Walter J. Hamilton to St. Andrews. Thus Fordham men worship their Maker, giving to mankind the example so necessary in establishing a citizenship strong in its faith and so essential towards the alleviation of the sufferings and evils which are so prominent at the present stage of the world's development. 127 OFFICERS OF THE DEBATING SOCIETY Ah fal Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah AhAhAAh Ah faX fa', fa Xil. Ah faf, fau SS Xl S. . fa', fa. fa, fa fa, fa, fa fa fa ?1 fa, fa: fa. fa fa. fafa, fa fa. fa: fa. fa, fa. fa. if. •• •• fa: a:, fa: fa. fa. fa. fa. fa. fa: fa: fa: fa: ;•,-fa. fa: fa: fa: fa fa:i ttjj rnx tjt tjtj 53j.jgj.5j1 »nj jrjj mjj jngnj jnynrrmSJ tut m mjjnynj mj nj jnj jnr nt K- £ Igj O'av.t iLu v'u v ' i fina35 mt Su'ffir orajrsrffir r T uf Gi i?r ffisfir2?n8f5Qriu?52sffi ? is sz isi3i public Speaking Debating Society Officers Director......................JO.SF.PH A. MULRY. S. J. President.....................WALTER X. BARRY Pice-President................ JOHN C. McDERMOTT Secretary.....................JAMES F. HART Treasurer.....................FREDERICK A. VENTER MONO the various activities which are intimately connected with our college curriculum there is none which is so closely affiliated with its very essence as that of public speaking. In the first two years, by the means of translation of the classics, the study of poetry and rhetoric, wc were trained in the choice of words and the proper form into which our thoughts should be moulded. In Junior, logic gave us the principles of right reasoning and the forms of argumentation, with an insight into philosophy, which was laid broadly before us as Seniors. Thus our training has been so directed that its object is not merely the development of an intellect properly equipped and capable of overcoming and solving difficulties, but also the development of the abil ity to give forth the knowledge which has been acquired. Hi order lo give the students further opportunity to acquire this ability. Fordham has always fostered public speaking by means of debating societies and various competitive contests in oratory and debating, and has even brought this training into the classroom itself, all recitations being given from the professor's rostrum. Thus nothing has been left undone on the part of the Faculty to give us every advantage to perfect ourselves in public speaking, and we feel justly proud of our endeavors in such activities. Each year the New York State Peace Association offers a prize of twenty-five dollars to the winner in each college for the best original speech on some method to procure universal peace. The winner then represents his college in the state contest, for which a prize of two hundred dollars is awarded. This is without doubt the oratorical classic of the year, for in this, unlike athletic endeavors. frordham is represented by but one man. Naturally the class of ’ 1 7 were highly elated when Frank Shea, one of the class, was selected for this great distinction in our Freshman year. Although not given a place by the judges in the state contest, which was held at Colgate University, the local papers voicing the public opinion, gave him the preference for one of the first three places. When Junior was reached our class again had the distinction of having one of its men chosen to represent the college in this state classic. The honor was awarded to William J. Schmitt after a keen competition, in which other members of the class were well represented. The state contest was held at Syracuse University, and Fordham’s representative was awarded fourth place, twelve colleges competing, a difference of but three points separating him from the winner. Following the old adage that all good things come in three” 129 MAROON c fl=z—T-_: m James T. L. O’Donohoe was chosen in Senior to carry the banner of Fordham and of the class into this state contest. Unfortunately the entrance of our country into the world war has postponed the state contest. What the result will be we know not, but if his past performances count for anything he will undoubtedly register hordham’s name among the first competitors. The Saint John's Debating Society, which was organized at Ford-ham in 1854, is. at the end of its sixty-seventh year, growing older merely in its traditions. As is common with the college societies, it is controlled by the students, and in its records and minutes the men of ' 1 7 have figured prominently. Our first office was that of secretary, held by James T. L. O'Donohor when we were in Sophomore. Due to some misundcr-standing concerning the record of attendance some of the older members sought his impeachment. Little did they realize the proportions a of the work they had undertaken, for he defended himself so ably that not only was he acquitted, but his prosecutors were in dire danger of impeachment themselves. In Junior we elected William J. Schmitt as vice-president and also chairman of the literary committee. When Senior was reached Walter X. Barry took the reins in hand, and well chosen indeed was our candidate for president, as he has proved himself an untiring worker. Fred. A. Venter has charge of the society's finances, and at the last report it was noted that our financial standing had been considerably strengthened during the past year. The society holds its meetings on Monday of each week. A debate is. of course, the principal feature of the occasion. Four men, two on each side, arc appointed two weeks in advance to insure sufficient time for preparation. In the course of the year a member debates about three times, but all present are given an opportunity to voice their opinion at the meeting when the question which has been debated is thrown open to the house. I he members themselves decide the winner of each debate by vote, and an appropriate critic sums up the remarks of each side and points out the oratorical merits and defects which a speaker may have displayed. _ The annual prize debate is the banner event of the society’s year, it is the goal toward ("which all our activities arc pointed, besides being one of the greatest incentives for the careful preparation of the other debates. The members of the society realize that only by hard md serious endeavor during the year can a man fit himself for the supreme test at the end. trial debate is first held at which the six best men are chosen. Any member can compete in this trial regardless of his success or failure in the debate held during the year. The win-jers are then divided into two teams, three men on a side, who debate in public, the best lan of the six receiving a gold medal. Frank X. Shea broke all precedent by winning the ledal as a Freshman. He blazed the trail which was destined to be followed by others 130of his classmates. In Sophomore we were ably represented by John F.' X. McGohey when the chosen six argued for supremacy, and he proved beyond any doubt his ability as a finished and logical speaker. As Juniors, two of our men. William J. Schmitt and Walter X. Rarry were chosen to uphold the honor of Seventeen when Fordham’s picked debaters assembled for the final test. Although opposed by Seniors, not only did they win the question, but further glory was brought to our class when the much sought for medal was awarded to William J. Schmitt. In addition to the prize debate, there is held each year an oratoricaF' contest open to the entire college. A trial is held at which eight men 'Sre chosen. These in turn compete in public for a gold medal, delivering an original speech on whatever subject they may select. Believing a good start to be half the work. Freshman saw us represented by Frank X. Shea and James T. L. O'Donohoe. and proud were we of the ability A which they displayed. In Sophomore, Flarry T. McGarry was our only I J ' representative, but he ably supported our ideals. However, when Junio j was reached we sought revenge, and truly can wc say. "Revenge is sweet." for when the names were announced the numerals ' 1 7 were voiced four times. James T. L. O’Donohoe, George Langley. Gerald Flannery, and William J. Schmitt were those on whom the reputation we have gained rested. We were not doomed to disappointment, however, for James T. L. O'Donohoe was awarded the medal, after a stirring address on "Peace and Public Opinion." Due to the war and unforeseen circumstances the oratorical contest has been omitted in our Senior Year. Regardless of this fact, the class of Nineteen Seventeen has already set an enviable record which few previous classes have even approached. Wc have won three peace contests, two prize debates, one oratorical contest, besides being represented twice in the prize debate, and six times in the oratorical contest. There are certain other activities of the sphere of public speaking which arc more directly connected with the class itself, and chief among these are the speeches at our banquets. To deliver an after-dinner speech is something which we arc all liable to be called upon to do at some time during our career, especially so if we attain to any prominence. At our first banquet in Freshman. James T. L. O’Donohoe recalled fond memories when he spoke on "Our Class—The Past." "Our Class—The Present" was then pictured in a phase which was new to many, when Charles J. Goubeau spoke on this topic. John J. Murray drew back the veils which obscured that which was to be. when he gave us an insight 131Imarooa m into "Our Class—The Future. "College Spirit,” that requisite which no true Fordham man can Jack, was depicted in all its magnetism by William J. Schmitt. Sophomore saw us again seated around the festive board, and again we enjoyed the response to the various toasts: John Murray, in "Look- ing Back and Then Ahead.” made us realize what a really short period ten or even twenty years is. In "Orators Ancient.” George Langley proved that regardless of the ability of orators of the past, those of the present day were far from lacking many of their good qualities. Only a man of James T. L. O'Donohoe’s acquaintance with "Sock and Buskin” could have depicted it as well as himself, and hardly one of us have had this experience. Sophomore s Ideal” was a pinnacle that we all aspired to when John F. McGohey finished his stirring speech on this subject. The Junior banquet was well in accord with the ideas one would have when considering a banquet of upper-classmen. Especially was this so in connection with the speeches. Little did we realize how great was "The Year’s Harvest" until we heard the story of it from M. McDonald Pain-ton. “The Activities of 'I 7" were so ably placed before us by Gerald Flannery that we ourselves were surprised at their magnitude. Walter Barry gave some valuable hints in preparation of what lay before us in our Senior Year when he responded to the toast "Anticipating Our Last l.ap." If we. had any doubt as to what part our college carreer would play in our future life it was entirely dispelled by William J. Schmitt in his speech on "Juniors and Preparedness." The bursts of oratory which wc anticipate at our Senior banquet must of necessity go unrecorded, but we feel sure that they will live in our memories even though no pen will describe their thrill. Although the business which was accomplished at our class meetings has long since been forgotten, the fiery addresses and lengthy discourses will always be a memory with us. John F. McGohey, with his rapid-fire diction, convinced us on many questions which hung in the balance. Parliamentary law always received its full quota of cognizance as long as John Reedy was among those present, regardless of the hour or the business to be transacted. At these meetings every man had his say, some more, some less, but at all events it was the one activity when every man’s voice was heard, if only on the motion to adjourn. Some of us, so imbued with the desire to voice our sentiments, joined the army of stump speakers at election time and endeavored amid numerous interruptions to give forth the principles of the "only party. Thus we had Walter Barry discoursing on the evils of Socialism, and Howard Mulligan favored the African race with his attacks on the trusts. while William J. Schmitt upheld the foreign policy to the people of Harlem. 133Our college years arc almost at a close, and whatever success we . . have enjoyed in the activities of public speaking is directly due to the unfailing and untiring labors of our professors. The college man is a trained man, and as such he takes his position in the world. The advantages he has enjoyed fit him to be a leader among men. a captain in the army of the people, not merely a soldier in the ranks. The training lordhain has given the class of Nineteen Seventeen will soon be put to the great test, in which our actual worth will be proved. If our success in this field of endeavor inside the college walls is an omen of our success in the world without, our future will not be altogether devoid of its desired rewards. l.V.g? 3J5T J . Mi .. ;» m •; • M’ ;• MJ sv M’ t.i m 'tv n .. i a I a Htblctics 1 qt si iQr tir50nSiTi y tuxui ini ifu »Drs?riuriu ’ffir K 2S 2i» an fii 3£ £ Officers of the athletic association Preside ..............DUNCAN T. O’BRIEN Sccrv ary ........H. MeDONALD PAINTON Vice-President .. .PETER WALSH Treasurer ......PHILIP J. KEARNS. JR. (managers Football......J. GERALD KLNLON Baseball..............PAUL I. SHEA Track ........JOHN F. MURRAY. JR. F ONF. reads of an organization's achievements with the eye that respects specialties then indeed we may submit our record in the athletic, world with no doubt that we shall be vindicated and even praised. But as this column is written for the admirer of variety as well as for the specialty advocate we must, for the believer in versatility, append a quotation from The Fordham Monthly, anent The Second Squad of the football team: “ I he world in its heedlessness has always focussed its eyes too much on material results. It craves something tangible, something which it may honor in itself; and to this one tangible result it gives all the honor that justly belongs to the many elements that went into its making. Contemplating the profound intricacy of the universe, men fail to see the manifold forces of nature that have made all achievement possible and the almighty hand of the Creator that directs them; to the great men of the ages the world pays a homage that belongs to them only inasmuch as they made themselves great: but the world seldom honors the zeal and self-sacrifice which others lavished on them, that made their greatness possible. In our own little college world there appears daily an example of this infatuated honor of a composite result; and on this we may bestow a passing thought. Into the makeup of a football team go many elements, and to no element is more honor due, or more seldom rendered, than to the work of the second squad. To dilate on the benefits that the first team receives from the work of the scrubs, were to tell college men of matter with which they are already familiar; but the lesson that the work of these scrubs teaches the rest of the college body is all too often overlooked. Most of these men know that there is little or no possibility of their winning their letter; and yet day after day they toil with no less zeal than the members of the team. Their ideal, the glory of their Alma Mater, alone rewards their efforts. Yet. when the day of the big game arrives, when yard by yard, the team is winning its way to the goal line, when the stands have risen in a mass to cheer each successive gain, the work which has not been wasted, the work which made victory possible, was the work of the second squad!" At the beginning of our Freshman year, football which had been discontinued as a Varsity sport from 1910 until 1912, was in the second year of its restoration, still lacking the strong nucleus which is the essential of every successful eleven. However, when the call for football candidates sounded over the campus Bob Robin. Bill Granfield and Tom Mc-Aviney responded. Throughout the season the efforts of these men were responsible for 135a j gi«qv vtawxv i x OFFICERS OF THF. ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION U TJG7 if ; ItS iLTiuTifTiuTiCmore than one touchdown, and. even when victory seemed to have deserted us. they displayed a rare combination of skill and courage. The result of the team’s work for the year was three victories, three defeats and two tie games: a good record when one considers that we were reviving a sport which our opponents had long fostered. In the Sophomore year Bob Robin still remained a dependable man in the backfield until compelled to leave the game owing to an injury that seriously affected his eyesight. Those who did good work on the second squad were Phil Kearns, who. given an opportunity, made one of the longest kick-offs seen on Fordham field. Phil stuck gamely through the whole season and showed a commendable spirit of unselfish sacrifice which is the groundwork of all successful enterprises. Others who took up the important role of the scrub were John Monahan. Walter Barry and Don Painton. At the shrill of the referee’s whistle on the basketball court. Ed Dale, a former Prep star, answered the call of the coach and established a record for himself and for Tordham which will not be soon forgotten. Although the Maroon quintet was continually hampered by numerous misfortunes in the form of injuries and therefore failed to win a majority of the scheduled games, nevertheless the team merited none of the adverse criticism which naturally accompanies defeat. Ed was our only entrant, but he has the distinction throughout his two years' career as a Varsity basketball player of only failing to score once. His long shots often turned the tide to play in Fordham’s favor. Injured in the West Point game in which he made the deciding score he appeared three weeks later for a short period against Manhattan College. With his ankle still in plaster, he put up an exhibition of gamcncss which not only won the applause of the spectators but merited special mention in the local press. Always steady and brilliant in play. Ed was unanimously elected cap- .in , Aii,c m i Ljrr c i tain °f team in his Sophomore year. Basket- MR. LOUIS GALLAGHER. S. J. . . Faulty Director ball has since been indefinitely discontinued at 137tU -JJ Fordham, but the work of the team of that year will often be referred to as a glorious spot in Fordham s athletic history. The baseball team of our first year was one of the most successful Maroon nines in a decade. With the exception of the defeat by Georgetown. all of our old rivals of the diamond were beaten and the Georgetown defeat was compensated for by the overwhelming shut out victory registered over Holy Cross. Joe Martin, a member of our class, pitched this game and gave a masterly demonstration of the ait of pitching. Ed Dale, not satisfied with laurels gained on the basketball court, made himself valuable to the baseball squad as a pitcher, outfielder and pinch- I’w hitter. Ed came across with many a decisive hit in those thrilling ninth JlL inning finishes which are the delight of all true fans. In our Sophomore year a new sport found entrance into Fordham’s athletic catalogue. John F. Mulcahy 94, who is ranked as one of the best oarsmen in America, offered his services as coach and later donated an eight oared shell to the University. As everyone but Freshmen were barred in the first year we of Seventeen had at first no chance to enter this new field. But in our Junior year the sport was thrown open to us and Don Painton. after a hard winter’s work on the machines, obtained the coveted scat at bow. The next sport which is usually ranked as a "major in College activities and the one in which we of Seventeen most excelled, is track. In our Freshman year we started off by winning the interclass relay in the indoor meet. Our team was composed of I ravers. Kear, Lee. Granfield and Feerick. Besides this. Pat Feerick won the quarter-mile run. In Sophomore we won the relay at the indoor meet with a team composed of Dale. Lee, Barry and Fccrick. In an outdoor meet closed to the University our quartet again won first place. Travers, Lee, Painton. and Feerick winning by a large margin. Pat won the quarter mile run in both indoor and outdoor meets besides winning the hundred yard dash indoors. In our Junior year our class relay received its first defeat, bowing to the team of Collegiate Medical. Our Senior year saw our greatest participation in Varsity sports. The track team especially profited by the efforts of the Seniors, for three members of the FRANK. GARGAN . . . . r • i , , Graduate Manager Varsity relay team, Murray, Feerick and Dale, were l.W. from our class. Upon the advent of Bernie Wefers as IVla-roon track coach, one of the greatest track men that ever represented Fordham on the Board floor and cinder-path was uncovered. We refer to Jack Murray. Jack, as noted elsewhere, held the important position of track manager. Never before had he had on a spiked shoe, but when Wefers started his task ol rebuilding the track department at Ford ham Jack deemed it his duty to do his part and go out for the team. He made good immediately. and had the honor CAPTAIN LOWE hoot ball BERNIE WEFERS. Athletic Director to be a member of the fastest relay team which ever represented Fordham. This team, composed of three Seniors and a Medical Student, won the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Relay title at the Penn Relay. Not since 1911 had a Maroon team been able to place at these games. Ed Dale started for Fordham and by a magnificent sprint handed the baton to the second runner a good ten yards to the good. Jack Murray was running as third man for the Varsity, and when he got away had a five yard lead on I-red Pollard of Brown, the famous All-American football star, and track athlete. The stands were in an uproar as the negro passed the Maroon Manager on the back-stretch, but Jack was content to glide along behind the dusky athlete from Providence. Coming into the homc-srctch Jack made his bid. and managed to get up to the negro's shoulder. Still a hundred yards separated them from the finish line. The spectators were on their feet, and the air was filled with the sounds from twenty HIFMaroctm thousand throats. On and on they sped. With forty yards to go the Fordham boy put all he had into one last drive and gradually the Brown representative dropped behind. so that when Pat Keerick was on his way for a last quarter he was leading the field by ten yards. Jack, who only had been in the running game for four months, had run the great Pollard off his feet. Pat kept his lead to the last turn where the Pitt man began to gain and as they rounded into the homestretch, only two yards separated the men. I he man from the West then went wide, and tried to get up to Feerick’s shoulder, but Pat successfully held him off. Then a gruelling pace was set by both men, and inch by inch, foot by foot the Pittsburg athlete gained. Then yards from the tape they were on even terms, and in that last desperate plunge for the worsted Pat was beaten by inches. It was a great race and fully-showed the grit, stamina and determination of the men of Nineteen Seventeen. Again we did what perhaps no other class has been able to accomplish, in supplying three successful coaches to hordham Prep. Bill Murphy coached the basketball team of the Prep in 1913 and turned out a combination that was very nearly as good as the champions that he himself had captained the y-ear before. During his Senior year Ed Dale offered his services to the Prep, and as their coach was as much a success as in his Varsity-days. Again. Dune O'Brien, who had been prevented from playing on the Varsity-football team owing to injuries sustained in his Prep days at Fordham, so successfully taught the Prep school players that in 1915 they won the All-Scholastic Championship of Greater New York. In the history of Fordham athletics, the Class of Nineteen Seventeen with the exception of the track men will not perhaps be long remembered. Our register contains no names destined to live long in the history of Fordham as heroes of undying fame, and yet some of our men have won no little glory in fighting for Fordham on the field of sport. W'e had Joe Martin in our Freshman year, as fine a pitcher as ever graced a college diamond, also Robin. Granfield. and McAviney- on the football field, and Murray, Feerick and Dale on CAPTAIN DAMICO Battball 143mARGON the cinder-path. If we are destined to be soon forgotten it is not because we have failed to try. but because we have tried and perhaps failed. But it cannot be said that we did not do our best. We gave what we had, we did what we could, and if our efforts were in vain we admit our lack of ability, but revel in the knowledge that we did our best. CAIMAIN GOl DFN Track 1443JJ-H3JI ?3I im 3; tjjj ttt jgx mr ttjj tijt rjr jrjj ttjt rrjr jrj' ttjt jjjt rqvj IB tTbc Blumnt Hssodation I _________ ____.. ___ __ „ I !• 557 5iT 557557 h!i557 55i 557 557 557 m. 557 m. 557 m. i;. m. {BTuffinEnm 551 u.'i i u 557557557 557 mu 557557557557 52 557557557557 557 HfcT? I President ................ Fine Vice-President .. Second Vice-President Third Vice-President . . Fourth Vice-President . Trcasurcr ................ Corresponding Secretory . Recording Secretary....... Historian ................ Officers ........DR. GEORGE A. LEITNER. H5 ......CHARLES J. McCAFFERTV. 94 .. .DR. FRANCIS E. CARROLL. «(, . STEPHEN D. I iORAN. "93 ........EUGENE S. REILLY. 95 ........GEORGE V. McNALLY. 05 ........JOSEPH V. MIDDLETON. 09 ........HENRY FIE IDE. JR.. 01 ......FRANK OLIVER. '05 Directors RF.V. I IIOMAS R. HALPIN CORNELIUS F. ORBEN JOSF.PI I B. UNIACKE GEORGE V. McNALLY LION. Wl GEORGE A. LEITNER HENRY HEIDE ARTHUR McALEENAN. CHARLES W. SINNOTT AM J. TIERNEY URING the spring fighting in the early part of the year, one of the great generals on the Eastern front saw long continued rains render futile a carefully prepared offensive that for months had been his only care, the overwhelming ambition of his heart and soul. He sat there in his headquarters, heard the rain beating incessantly upon the roof, saw the rivers rising above their banks, his plans abandoned one by one. his purpose thwarted by a force far beyond his command; but he did not lose courage. Away back behind the lines, beyond the last row of trenches he could see another picture. There, where the spring rains fell on vast stretches of harrowed fields, an infinite multitude of tiny seed germs were stirred to life and began to force their way up through the soft dark earth, the forerunners of fruit that would reanimate the countless legions, crops that would furnish new bone and sinew for his fighting men, that would sustain and strengthen his gigantic human machine for greater charges yet to be made. It is with feelings somewhat akin to those of this commander that we approach the time when we must give up forever the associations so endeared to our hearts by the memories of the four years past, but penetrating beyond the regret of the moment, we perceive a cause for rejoicing, we congratulate ourselves on an entrance into a broader field and an initiation into further associations in the great graduate body of our college. The history of this association of those who have preceded us at Fordham is rich in glorious traditions and fond memories. It is among the oldest of the societies connected with the institution, but as no record of its meetings or transactions in the early days is available, we find it difficult to ascertain the exact date of its organization. Memory alone is sometimes treacherous, and especially when events of more than half a century ago are in question. Guided by the recollections of the oldest members, we feel safe in saying that the body graduate became an active organization some years before 1860. From that time 145 e-rns sssskossse sjssk® DR. GEORGE A. LEITNER. 85 »Sl « T 4Striritfo trfrr 'y ST T 4STfc T T «ST t WARO 07V M to the present day it has constantly exercised a profound influence in consolidating and strengthening the ties that bind together our Alma Mater and in accomplishing that goal of broader scope and influence which the new university was destined to attain. As each succeeding year went by its number of loyal members was augmented and rapidly it grew in strength and influence. In its ranks are found leaders in every walk of life, in every branch of human activity, a heritage of honor and distinction of which each succeeding class of Fordhamites feels justly proud. For unswerving loyalty and zealous support the association has few peers. As far back as the latter seventies it began a series of endowments furnishing substantial rewards annually for the best efforts in English Literature. Philosophy. Rhetoric, and Belles-lettres. In 1891, under the able and enthusiastic leadership of Judge Morgan J. O’Brien '72. the Association erected on the front lawn the handsome bronze statue of the University’s founder, the late Archbishop Hughes. In this and many other instances the zealous and untiring efforts of Judge O’Brien and his associates were crowned with success and to them, we who to-day enjoy the fruits of this past labor, owe much. To briefly mention each of the long list of the Association’s activities, to record numberless beneficences which it has showered upon the institution would fill a tome in itself. It has ever been a force for good, a most powerful factor in keeping alive the fond traditions of the older days, an ideal medium for binding the Fordham of the past with the Ford-ham of the present. To-day the Association seems to have sprung into a new life; enthusiasm and activity are everywhere evident; the present administration has launched several new projects and the future looks very bright. At such a time we are privileged to humbly step from the wings and take our place side by side with this illustrious company. We are delighted at the prospect before us. We look forward to being numbered among its members as a distinction of which we may feel justly proud. For our youth and limited experience we hope to compensate by loyalty and zeal. In whatsoever task may be allotted to us we promise to do our best, and as we leave for the last time the classrooms so rich in fond memories, our highest hopes and aspirations are that we may acquit ourselves creditably and prove worthy of association with those who have gone before. 147COMMENCEMENT FORUM ©16 Seventeen 0 The Class Song Air: Auf Wiedersehn Memory fondly, Dreams thro' the shadow-lit years Dreaming madly, Mingles gay laughter with tears, Dreams of the days That were gold and were gray, Dreams of long days, Filled with work and with play— Great days of Old Seventeen Old Seventeen, Old Seventeen. —.James T. L. O'Donohoc. [jQnQfi T Vtfr»TrS TriM tt Y Vf, fol xr, Xu Tfc vTv tu tf-1 XY fa tffr XYXTYtt , T74ATr Tr TMAVriAt - T? Vi'7 vT?4AX74AT7 ILi Seventeen’s IbaU of jfante The best all round man................................................ O'DONOHOE Done the most for Fordham............................................. O’DONOHOE Done most for the class.................................................. COATES Best student............................................................. VENTER Best athlete .............................................................. DALE Best writer....................................................... O DONOHOE Best after-dinner speaker............................................... LANGLEY Best orator .......................................................... O’DONOHOE Best dresser ............................................................. CRAY Best musician ......................................................... WILLIAMS Best actor ........................................................... O'DONOHOE Best politician ......................................................... KENLON Best natured .............................................................. RYAN Most forward ......................................................... WILLIAMS Most original ........................................................... BARRY Most popular.............................................................. CRAY Most energetic......................................................... PAINTON Most likely to succeed................................................ WILLIAMS Most unlucky .......................................................... MONAHAN Luckiest ............................................................C. OBRIEN I landsouicst ............................................................. CRAY Quietest .................................................................. RYAN Wittiest ................................................................. barry Brightest Social light.................................................. SANDERS The most popular author ........................................ SHAKESPEARE4 The most popular song ............................................PRETTY BAB'l The most popular car .......................................................FORD The most popular actor ..........................................GEORGE M. COHAN The most popular actress ..................................................ADELE ROWLAND The most popular breakfast food........................................... MUSHt The most popular girls’ college............................................THE CASTLE The most popular man's college next to Fordham.....................HOLY C ROSS The most popular cigarette ........................................ • • • MURAD The most popular tobacco ..........................................BLLL DURHAM The most popular suburb ...........................................CITY ISLAND The most popular road-house ..................................HUNTER ISLAND INN The most popular saying .................................."STUDY YOUR ETHICS" The most popular color...........................................• • The most popular indoor sport ................................PARLOR ACTIVITIES The most popular outdoor sport......................................... BASEBALL The late William Shakespeare of Stratford-on Avon did not walk away with this distinction by any means. He had a mighty hard time snatching the victory from De Quincy. Scott. Lord Beaconsfield. Rich ard Harding Davis. Booth Tarkington. Mary Roberts Rinehart and Harold Bell Wright. t But then—ice-water was a close second. There is one thing, however, upon which it was impossible to decide—the most popular name. How could we There s Bud and Beatrice. Eleanor and Flo. Cenevieve and Gertrude Honor and Horten.e Lauretta and Lillian. Lydia and Marion. Mary and Mercedes. Vera. Virginia and Vivian—and a host of others.Class 2)irecton BARKY. WALTER X...... BROWN. HAROLD T...... COATES. HUGH F....... CRAY. JOHN J......... DALE. EDMUND G....... DePASQUALE. JOHN J. . . . DUGAN. WALTER F...... FF.F.RICK. PATRICK J. GREEN. EDWARD U...... HARKINS. JAMES A..... KEARNS. PHILIP J..... KENLON. JOHN G....... LANGLEY. GEORCE J. . .. LEE. JOHN B. . . .... McGOHEY. JOHN F...... MONAGHAN. JOHN A..... MULLIGAN. HOWARD F. . . MURRAY. JOHN F....... O BRIEN. CHRISTOPHER A O BRIEN. DUNCAN T.... ODONOHOE. JAMES T. L. painton. h. McDonald . RAFFERTY. JOSEPH B. . . . REIDY. JOHN F........ RYAN. WALTER J....... SANDERS. WALTER J. . . . SCHMITT. WILLIAM J... VENTER. FREDERICK A. . . VON KOKERIT2. CARL J. WALSH. PETER C....... WILLIAMS. HENRY P.... . I 79 Banter Street ..... .699 Crescent Street .... . W-tk West 130th Street. . . . 309 East I 7th Street . . . . .415 South Fourth Avenue .3338 Barker Avenue . . . .457 Quincy Street ....... . 8 West 102nd Street . . . . . 16 Buchanan Place....... .431 West 38th Street . . . .2311 Grand Concourse . , 2584 Bainbridge Avenue . ■ Yk WCi 10 6-«'e£,fc St:—Andrews-on-1 ludnon . . . 24 Ayers Street ........... Ca enovia ................. 1829 Anthony Avenue . . . 355 East 183d Street....... 161 West 122nd Street . . . 340 West 48th Street . . . .518 West 149th Street . . . .327 West 46th Street...... . 636 East I 83rd Street . . . . . 2593 Grand Avenue........ . 157 F.ast 47th Street . . . . . 350 Convent Avenue . . . . . 34 7 East 30th Street . . . . . 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It would seem, therefore, in keeping with this tradition to write the conclusion of the book first. And we wish that such a course had been possible, for there arc so many people who rightly deserve thanks and an acknowledgment of the favors which they have from time to time rendered, so many people who have contributed much to this book in one way and another and whom for lack of space we cannot properly remember here, that it might be the wiser and more prudent course to thank nobody in particular, but everyone of our many helpers in general—a duty which we could perform as easily before a single line was written. This we do. sincerely and in gratitude. Special among those to whom the editor wishes to make acknowledgment are: The President and Faculty of the college for their encouragement, cooperation and advice, especially the Rev. Robert H. Johnson. S. J.; the Rev. George F. Johnson, S. J.; Mr. Daniel J. Quigley. S. J.. and Mr. Daniel H. Sullivan. S. J. 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