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Engraved by TRIANGLE ENGRAVING CO. New YorkFOREWORD May this book in future years
SERVE TO KEEP OUR MEMORIES OF COLLEGE DAYS BRIGHT AND OUR LOVE FOR ALMA MATER WARM.DEDICATION
TO OUR MENTOR AND GUIDE IN OUR LAST YEAR AT FORDHAM, THE REVEREND OWEN A. HILL, S.J., PROFESSOR OF SENIOR PHILOSOPHY, THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
THE REV. EDWARD P. TIVNAN. S. J., President of Fordham UniversityPROFESSORS
Rev. OWEN A. HILL, SJ.. Rev. EDMUND J. BURKE, S.J.,
Philosophy and Evidences. Political Economy.
Rev. Jl'STIN J. Ooghe, S.J.. Mr. WILLIAM J. M’CARRY,
Mr. JOSEPH A. LYNCH, S.J.,
Rev. MICHAEL J. MAHONY, S.J., Philosophy and Evidences.
Rev. CHARLES J. MAHAN, History.
Rev. FRANCIS D. O'LAl'GHLIN, S.J., Physics.
Mr. JAMES H. KEARNEY, S.J.
Rev. JOHN H. FARLEY, S.J.,
Latin, Greek, and English Literature and Evidences.
Rev. PETER A. OATES, S.J.,
Latin, Greek, and English Literature and Evidences.
Mr. DANIEL H. SULLIVAN. S.J., Mechanics.
Mr. JOHN A. DALY, S.J., General Chemistry.
Rev. PAUL V. ROUKE, S.J., Analytical Chemistry.
Rev. JOHN MORGAN, S.J., Latin, Greek. English and French Literature, and Evidences.
Mr. LOUIS J. RE PETTI. S.J., Mathematics.
Rev. CAJETAN BERTOLERO, S.J., Spanish Language and Literature.
Mr. JOSEPH A. MULRY, S.J., Latin. Greek and English Literature and Evidences.
Rev. JOHN F. X. MURPHY, S.J., History.
Mr. STEPHEN J. RUDTKE, S.J., German Language and Literature.
11TO THE PROFESSORS OF THE CE SS OF 1921, WHO, THROUGH FOUR MOMENTOUS YEARS, HAVE LED IJS IIP THE TORTUOUS ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT WHENCE WE VIEW THE GREAT BEYOND, THIS PAGE IS GRATEFULLY AND HEARTILY DEDICATEDJ.11.—CHARLES R. MULLIN' 2.- ROBERT E. MILLIGAN 5. MYLES B. AMEND I.—ALBERT J. SATTLER
5.—JOSEPH L. HOEY 1— JOSEPH J. SEXTON 7.—CHARLES R. McNAMEE 8.—JOHN 0. DONOVAN
9.—WILLIAM A. WAKD 10.—DENNIS P. LOLLMAN II.—ROBERT H. O’BRIEN1—PETEK X. McMANUS 2—BOURKE C. DONNELLY 3—WILLIAM 0. ROBERTSON
4 EDWARD dc PASQUAl E S—EDWARD F. CURLEY. JR. 6-JOIIN J. CONWAY. JR.
7—JAMES T. MURRAY 8—JOSEPH A. PANL'CH
THF CLASS OF TWENTY-ONE IS DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO 1 III. WILLIAM VAN DRESSER FOR THIS PORTRAYAL OF THF FORDHAM GIRL FOR 1921
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unit truly ifritflts ■Patnnta nf thr Haroon
HON. NATHAN I. MILLER Governor of Neic York
MOST REV. ARCHBISHOP JOHN BONZANO. D.D.
MOST REV. ARCHBISHOP PATRICK J. HAYES, D.D.
RT. REV. MGR. P. RF.RNARDINI. D.D
MAJ. GENERAL FRANK MdNTYRE
ADMIRAL WILLIAM S. BENSON
HON. ALFRED F. SMITH
HON. MORCAN J. O BRIEN
MR. CHARLES M. SCHWAB
MR. HERBERT L. PRATT
MRS. ALFRED J. AMEND
MR. PETER J. BAXTER
MR. EDWARD CALL AN
MRS. PATRICK J. CALL.AN
MR. LOUIS CALLAS
MRS. PIETRO CINELLI
MRS. DENNIS COLEMAN
MISS ELIZABETH C. CONLEY
MR. JOHN J. CONWAY
MR. THOMAS F. CONWAY
MR. EDWARD F. CURLEY
MRS. S. M. dr PASQUALE
MRS. ANNA DONOVAN
MR. JAMES A. DONNELLY
MR. J. D. DWYER
MR. ANDREW J. F.WALD
MRS. M. CJLLICAN
MR MICHAEL GIORDANO
MR. J. P. GRACE
MRS. W. D. C.ROTE
MR. WILLIAM D. CUTHRIE MRS. D. J. HAJ.LORAN MR. JOHN F. HOEY MRS. JOHN J. JORDAN
MR. PHILIP J. KEARNS
MR. PATRICK J. KEENAN
MBS. JOHN KELLY
DU. GEORGE W. KING
MBS PHILIP J. I.EDDY
MR. GEORGE L. LOFT
MH. PATRICK F. MAHONY
MRS. ITALO MARCHIONY
MRS. THOMAS B. MANNING
MBS. PATRICK McCANN
MRS. B. L. MiGUItK
MR. HUGH MEEHAN
MR. JOHN J. MULCAHY
MK. P. t. MILLIGAN
MRS. A. NULRY
DR. EDWARD A. MURPHY
MRS ANDREW MURRAY
MRS. ELLEN MURRAY
MR. GERALD NAGLE
MRS. FRANCIS O’BRIEN
MRS. JOHN S. O'LEARY
MRS. MARIE B. PANI CH
MRS. RAPHAEL PRISCO
MRS. J. J. QUILTY
MR. JAMES REEVES
MRS. M. J. RF.ILLY
MR. WILLIAM J. ROBERTSON
MR. JAMES J. RYAN
MRS. WILLIAM SINNOTT
MRS. CASPAR D. UCHE1TA
MR. JOSEPH 0. UNIACHE
MISS M. M. WALDRON
MR. JOHN V. WARD
MISS MARGARET L. U HITE
17Fordham Memorial Gate
THOUSANDS of Fordham men and their friends bent the knee in most solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on the campus on the afternoon of November 14th, and then proceeded to the main entrance to the grounds, where they witnessed the dedication ot the gateway erected to the memory of the thirty-six Fordham men who failed to return after the World War.
The Sixty-ninth Regiment, that gallant detachment of New York troops which has reflected so much glory on the city and state, with the men who fought alongside our honored dead, assisted in the dedication ceremonies. W ith hundreds of other veterans of the great conflict, they marched in review before Major-General O’Ryan and other distinguished officers of the National Guard. Marching to the same tunes to which they had so often marched, they awakened with every maneuver fond memories of our boys who have been reviewed for the last time.
After the review the address of presentation was delivered by the Rev. Joseph A. McCaffrey, of the class of 1911, who served overseas with the fighting Ninth Infantry of the Second Division and was decorated with the Croix de Guerre for his deeds under fire. Father McCaffrey originated the idea of erecting a permanent memorial to the fallen heroes of Fordham, and as chairman of the Alumni Committee raised most of the funds for this purpose; and the gate which you see before you, the first memorial to be erected in the city, stands a fitting tribute to his initiative, faith and devotion to duty.
Father Tivnan formally accepted the gift in the name of the University, and expressed his gratitude to those who conceived the plan and labored zealously for its completion.
Monsignor Joseph F. Mooney, representing His Grace. Archbishop Hayes, then blessed the bronze plaques on which the thirty-six names have been inscribed, and the firing squad awoke the echoes of the college walls to voice the grief and the pride of Alma Mater for her fallen sons. Taps were blown, and thus another chapter in the history of Fordham was sadly vet triumphantly concluded.PROCESSIONAL
10RD God of Futures, from Thy throne Stem vigil o;er Thy people keep—
Lest blatant word in folly sown
The bitter fruit of whirlwind reap—
Lord God of Words, be with us yet.
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
White shine the stars, the dusk recedes—
Fast breaks the Dawn— fierce beat ourjhearts— Life calls to Youth, our pathway leads.
Sudden and swift to Fate's grim marts—
Great God of Journeys be with us yet.
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
Where honor calls; there let us fare
Nor count the cost in blood and gear— Unmindful of the pagan stare.
Bind agony's wound, stanch sorrow's tear— God of the iYlercies be with us yet.
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
Strengthen our souls—so we may scorn
Vice's red lipped lure, all melting eyed;
That Sin's ripe fruit may grace forlorn.
Temptation's tree while breath abide—
Captain of Souls be with us yet.
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
When heart and brain heed call of dust.
And night sweeps on life's fading sun —
When heavens reel, and planets rust.
And death calls men of Twenty-One—
Eternal Judge, lighten our debt.
Be with us yet—be with us yet! Amen.
—Joseph A. Panuch21M A RJ3 O N
President ................................CLARENCE R. HALLORAN
Vice-President.............................JAMES T. MURRAY
Secretary................................. ROBERT H. O BRIEN
Treasurer...... ............DENNIS P. COLEMAN
22MYLES B. AMEND, A.B.
Manager Basketball, (4): Ass't. Mgr., Basketball, (3); Class Secretary, (It; Class Football. (1); Class Baseball, (1, 2); Junior I’roni. Committee; Frisch Testimonial Committee, (3); Athletic Editor, Fordham Monthly, (4) ; Assoc. Editor, Maroon.
“Strict punctuality is a cheap virtue.''— Franklin.
THE writers of last year’s Maroon considered themselves unusually fortunate because the first name on the class roll was that of one of their worthiest members, and hence they could play a trump card first. But the Class of Twenty-One is equally blessed by the Numina that control the nomina of us mortals—we too can first introduce to you one of the most energetic men in the class.
In his four years at Fordham Myles has distinguished himself as a manager, an actor and a reporter. Myles’ vast store of energy first made itself manifest when, as assistant manager of basketball, he arranged the court and the dances that followed the games at the same time that he was rehearsing for the college play in which he so distinguished himself. In his spare time he was writing sporting news for the daily papers. Such a busy individual should be excused for tardiness, but it was not basketball, nor acting, nor reporting, that made Myles late for class, but a certain Someone whom he used to meet accidently but with surprising frequency on his— and her—way to school.
It would be idle to predict any definite future for so versatile a young man, so we can only say this: that Myles is not given to running in circles, and if he keeps up the same pace he has set at Fordham he ought to catch up with Success before long, even if he does prove history’s habit of repeating itself by meeting a fair one on die way.PETER J. BAXTER. A.B.
Cap and Gown Committee, (4).
You may relish him more in the soldier than in the scholar."—Shakespeare
FEW who regard “Joe’’ and note the bloom of youth and innocence on his fair cheeks would take him for a veteran in the indoor sport of tea-battling, nor in the grimmer game of real war, yet such is the case. The former is proven by the fact that he gave “Eddie” McCurk a close tussle for the citation of “Best Dancer”; the second by his possession of a Croix de Guerre which we have never seen blit which we know he has tucked away somewhere, a token of appreciation for his noble work with the Fordham Ambulance Corps.
We can hardly recall having seen “Joe" without his pal, Mark Kearns. For the past two years this worthy pair of philosophers have made Damon and Pythias look like Mutt and Jeff. Yet we cannot say that they are alike—their natures are complementary rather similar. “Joe" likes Life and the joy of Life—Mark likes to philosophize on Lile, and finds bis joy in his speculations.
We have passed “Joe’s” home about twice every day, but never have we seen him either entering or emerging from his domicile. So we are driven to one of two conclusions—either he stays in most of the time, or else he is out a great deal. Because of the lack of evidence we do not know whether to convict him of being a hermit or a “slay-out.” But once again we refer you to the list of citations.
Our parting prayer for “Joe” is that his buoyant disposition and rosy complexion may survive the battle of life as they have the battles of France and the Plawza Grill.FRANCIS T. CALLAN, A.B.
Class Vice-President. (1. 2. 3); Dance Coimnitte, (2); Class Football, (1).
‘7 cun call spirits front the vasty Jeep." —Shakespeare
TO write a biography of ‘‘Frank” Callan is no mean task, for page upon page could be filled with the bare enumeration of his activities and virtues. Since First Year in Fordham Prep, Frank has changed but little.
“Frank” is of the quiet kind, and rarely raises his voice either in defense of or opposition to any proposition offered at the class meetings. A staunch friend, he has ministered to the wants of such of the Senior Class as have wandered to the wilds of Mount Vernon. It has been said that never has it been known that a Fordham man left “Padre” Callans thirsty. When the cares and conditions of college days weighed too heavily upon the broad shoulders of Francis J., he would set forth arm in arm with Ed. de Pasquale, and together they would forget for a while the tribulations and trials that befall the student.
“Frank” is an athlete of no mean ability. He played fullback on the Prep with “Frank” Walsh and the rest, and gave a good account of himself. As far as we can ascertain. “Frank” does not dally with the fair sex, and he discountenances “Rube” McDermott’s love-letters to “Cincinnati Helen" with most paternal scorn.
“Frank” possesses all the qualities for success—he has the calm philosophic air and that engaging personality which procured for him the citation of “Best Mixer” in the class. In June when he receives his wolfskin and is entitled to pin A.B. to his name, Fordham is going to lose a valued student, a man of character and a prince.LI CII S F. CASSIDY, B.S.
Bayonne High School.
Smoker Committee, (4).
"Come and trip it as ye go.
On the light fantastic toe."
LI, GILS CASSID possesses three noteworthy attributes- his loyalty to Bayonne, IS. J., his gallantry to the fair sex, and his scholarship in psychology. Should anyone desire to visit that noted city (we condescend to style it thus) upon the shore- of New ork Bay. called Bayonne, his welcome will be most hearty if, upon arrival at its gates, he should avow fa l friendship for “Loosh"' Cassidy, for “Loosh"’ is a power of no mean influence in the Burg on the Bay. It is doubtless due to his popularity that our famous lecture team received so cordial a reception from the Mayor (they have one there), and the citizens of that town. Before the night of the Prom of the Class of Twenty-One. we had always considered “Loosh” a bitter enemy of the tribe of parquet-panthers. But reports thereafter disseminated have it that he has become a dapper-leopard.
As a scholar, “Loosh " can point with pride to his achievements in the study of psychology—a member of the First Row. he has never let a word escape his alert car and flying pencil.
Today there is but one big ‘‘ad " for Bayonne—the twin chimneys that send soot and cinders into the eyes of Staten Island ferrybugs. In days to come, however, the world may find reason to forgive Bayonne for its malodorous pipe and accept “Loosh'" Cassidy as ample atonement. Bayonne has filled the harbor with smoke—it is “Loosh's" ambition to go it one belter by setting the river on lire.DENNIS P. COLEMAN, AM.
Vice-President Debating Society, (3); Second Prefect. Immac. Cone. Sodality. (2) : Class Baseball Mgr., (2) ; Class Treasurer, 3, 4 ; Second Censor. Debating Soc.
(1, 2) ; Assoc. Editor Maroon i D.
"An honest heart possesses a kingdom.”
THERE is an old saying to the effect that a man never can lose a nickname by which he has once been known. But there ate exceptions. Seven years ago there was an inseparable trio in the First Year of Fordham Prep,—“Fat," “Babe'’ and “Shrimp.” Today not one of them is known by his old nickname, unless the natives of China are calling “Fat" by the celestial version of that appclation. For “Fat" has left the path of learning and hied him to the land of rice and tea; and of the trio only “Babe” and “Shrimp” remain in Senior.
“Babe" has always been quick in making friends and slow to lose them. Consequently it is not surprising that he has always been the occupant of some post of trust since his entrance into college. Furthermore, his popularity among faculty and the fellows have not been in inverse ratio,—but have kept pace with one another in their steady increase.
Another sort of popularity longed for by many could easily be his, but “Babe" has always been indifferent to the wiles of womankind. Yet if you accuse him of being a woman-hater, he will vehemently deny the charge. He doesn't dislike ’em— he simply hasn't met any that could cause his heart to skip a heat. Just now it seems that “Babe " is steering for the courts of law, but it matters not what pursuit he follows,—the qualities that have won him a host of friends during his eight years at Fordham should prove the means of his attaining a success gloriously achieved.JOHN J. CONWAY, Jr., A.B.
Xavier Univ., (1, 2); Campion College, (3 • ; Associate Editor, Fordham Monthly, (4); Asst. Business Mgr., Maroon (4).
"He koude songs make and tveil indite."
IN our Senior year, with the “Zip" of a hurricane or the fury of a maddened elephant, out from that hot-bed of Presidents, Baseball Champs and Beer magnates,—Cincinnati, came one, “Jack” Conway, alias “The Hero.”
"Jack" is the “Enfant Terrible” of the Hall. Not a day, but some one feels the awful sweep of his sledge of unconscious wit. He is the only constant life, of a place that seems to live in a cycle of spasms. The fell abode of the Seniors, St. John’s Hall.
To describe him is to discard unfitting phrases. Sartorially he is a thorn in the side of the classical “Joe Brooks.” In appearance,—well, some years ago, (listen girls) Venus would have passed up Adonis for him without balling an eye. Mentally, he is matchless, and in view of this attribute his classmates have administered the Accolade, together with a cognomen, “Mustepher,” which, translated from the pure Arabic means—“Knock ’em dead.”
He is a poet and writes Lyrics for the Monthly. In them he has instilled something of the wild charm that is the very soul of “Jack" Conway—“Mustepher, the Arabian.” The phenomenal success which he and Panuch attained at the Chauffers Ball, marks him as a social star fit to emblazon the haughty firmaments of the Salons of Royalty. He has proved himself a poet, a thinker, but he has yet to prove himself Cincy’s most eminent Wholesale Grocer. “What say, Jack?"EDWARD T. COUSINEAU,
Watertown High School
Baseball (3, 41
“Philosophy is the health of the mind.'
THE first real impression we got of “Cousie” was the terrific way in which he wielded a barrel-stave. The occasion being the initiation of the luckless Freshmen. Right there we knew that “Cousie” was a mighty man. So did the Freshmen.
In Junior year our “mighty man” proved himself no less mighty in battling with the demons of logic. He came from Massachusetts with the determination of getting the “main idea” of the course and he is getting it.
But enough of this. “Cousie’s” forte is not in the class-room. Not by a long shot. Out on the diamond is where the “mighty one" feels at home. One of the best catchers that ever trod a diamond at Fordham. land there were a lot of them) through two gruelling seasons. He got the best out of his pitchers, kept the team on their toes every minute, and so rooted himself ino the hearts of Fordham rooters that it will be a bitter day for Fordham when “Cousie”’ strikes out for the great wide world.
You may know how good he was when we tell you Fr. Mahony was wont to sit behind the catcher’s box and cheer for his pupil. What more do you want?
For the rest “Cousie” is a likeable, quiet chap with a smile and disposition that will get him many friends and a chin that spells “get there" whether “there” is catcher on the Giants or any other place “Old Cousie” happens to wish.JOHN C. CUNNINGHAM, A.R.
Track Manager, (4); Smoker Com., (1,3); Dance Com, (2); Asst. Track Mgr., (3).
He teas a . . . subtle-souled psychologist."—Chas. Lamb.
ADKAD silence hung over the class, the marks for the last psychology examina-lions were being read and with bated breath every senior leaned forward in bis seat to catch his name and the mark chalked up against him by the prof. Cunningham 95%—the tenseness relaxed but audible gasps of astonishment were heard on every side. This was not the first surprise which the rather silent young man in the corner had occasioned, but it was stunning; 95 in psychology—0 di immortales quid nunc?
John has been voted one of the most mysterious men in the class and to the majority of his class-mates the soubriquet has appealed as most descriptive, but to his biographer his life is an open book. A scholar, an athlete, a poet and an executive (for John managed the track team I his life at Fordham has been varied and eminently successful. Silent almost to the point of taciturnity, his reputation as a sage is great, and when he chooses to air his opinions on any subject his auditors accord him the respect due an oracle and hang on his words waiting to glean a bit of wisdom and philosophy. Noi is he lacking that important essential of a cultured man. a t n e of humor. On the contrary hi wit is rapier-like and keen, though tempered with thoughtfulness which never allows his jests to become too barbed. His is an engaging personality, and the loyalty of his friendship is characteristic of his sunny disposition.LOW AKD F. CURLEY, Jr.. J.S.
Hockey Manager. M); Harvester Clul . Smoker Committee. 3 ; Dance Committee. (2); Junior Prom Committee.
“and sip with nymphs their elemental tea ."
THE time: An afternoon during Junior Year. The Place: Physics Lab.
“Ed.” Curley: “Father, where is the vacuo?"
Rev. Professor: “What?????”
“E.”: “It says in the book to weigh the substance in a vacuo and I can't seem to fine one.
Don't, however, let this “faux pas' on the part of the gentleman from Flat-bush lead you to believe that he could have found the object of his search between his hat and collar. On the contrary, “Ed.” has heen blessed with more than his share of the starlight of the brain, even if it did not shed much light on the snares of Physics.
During his waking hours “Ed.” has made a name for himself as a tea-battler, auto-smasher, law-student, insurance broker, and as manager of the hockey team. Small wonder, then, that he has had to do his sleeping between 9 A. M. and noon. But even if he did have five or six hours sleep every night, wc could not blame “Ed.' for drowsing in class, for souls from the somnolent city must be dealt with leniently in this regard.
“Ed.” has displayed zeal in all his many roles, including that of class-sleeper: and, despite his fallacy in Physics, has shown ability and versatility that enable one to foresee in him the famous son of a famous father.JOSEPH A. CURRY, A.B.
Ami. Mgr. Baseball, (3) ; Cheer Leader, (2. 3); General Com., (3); Class Foot-hall. (1); Class Baseball, (1); Dance Committee (2).
“There's too many factions around here.,,
THE best politician of the Class of Twenty-One! The honor of this title belongs to “Joe” Curry as the result of a vote taken among his classmates, in which he easily outdistanced every rival. This, too, in a class that boasts such noble exponents of that most precarious profession within the law as “Double-O” Keenan, “Yummy” Meehan. “Jimmy” Murray and “Joe" Panuch.
“Joe” came to us four years ago from Xavier, a stranger in a strange land. Today he is one of the best known men in the college. As a test of his prominence— ask any member of First Year High to name three college men he knows—it’s two to one that he'll mention “Honest Joe.”
For one thing we will always feel grateful to “Joe”—the way he succeeded in warming the dampened spirits of a disgusted crowd on that day of disheartening drizzle that marred last year’s Wert Point trip. Wc hope that old Jupc Pluvc will be more merciful this year, but if he is unrelenting in bis persecution of Fordham affairs, we pray that “Joe” Curry may be on hand to chase the blues away. So much for his fame at Fordham—in East Harlem he is a veritable czar. The knowledge of his social and political powers evoke many admiring glances from the neighborhood nymphs.
We do not know what profession “Joe” intends to follow, but, writh his power of persuasion, he would make a wonderful salesman. It is with regret that we relinquish that most fruitful of topics—“Honest Joe” Curry.EDWARD S. de PASQUALE. B.S.
Business Manager, Maroon, (4»; Manager Football. (4); Asst. Mgr. Football. «3»;
Fin. Sec. Junior Prom. Com.; Frisch Testimonial Committee. (3); Class Football.
(1); Senior Ball Committee 4».
“ITomen loic energy and grand result}.”
IT would take a volume to tell of “Ed.’s” energy, perseverance and business ability that volume. It speaks in a far more eloquent manner than we can of his —or rather it does take a volume, and Thf. Maroon you are now perusing is virtues, as does the record-breaking come-back of football under his able guidance.
In Fordham Prep “Ed.” was a classmate and comrade of “Frank” Frisch. A ballplayer rises to fame in a day, whereas for other mortals its attainment is slow. But it is our belief that some day “Ed.” will vie with “Frank” in prominence.
“Ed.’s” splendid work in restoring Fordham to her proper place upon the gridiron earned him the gratitude of every Fordhamite and a long vacation. He received the gratitude, but not the vacation. For The Maroon, just a few months before it was due to appear in print, was without a business manager. Several men in the class were potentially good managers. But one man had already proved himself a past master in the art of getting things done -and that man was “Ed.” de Pasquale. We have heard that “Ed.” is also an adept in managing those who require a far different treatment than we less dangerous of the species. As a speaker, “Ed.” does not believe in giving vent to rounded periods and high sounding terms, but he does utter a great deal of common sense. When any new proposition is suggested we always turn eagerly to him to hear his opinion- and take it. Some day the world will too.JOHN G. DONOVAN, B.S.
Varsity Handball, (1); Class Baseball, (1).
"The bigger they are, the harder they fall."
WK are in no danger of exciting the just ire of some class that has preceded us at Fordham when we say that “Stretch" is the tallest son of Alma Mater. For six-feet-six of humanity is no common sight. Somehow, when you walk with John, you feel childish and insignificant, as if your legs had suddenly shrunk, and your head in consequence had come oppressively close to the ground. The contrast between him and our present Class Midget, “Jim Lillis, is strong enough; but it is a shame that little Frank Galuzzi is no longer with us,—John and he would truly form a picture for Puch! For Frank was but four feet, two.
A few years ago, when John was a little Freshman only a bit over six feet, he used to star on the handball court, lie seemed utterly unbeatable—for no one, however skilful, could place the ball out of reach of his yards of arm.
One of John's parlor tricks is barking he can bark just like a dog, in fact even better; in growling he could put Mustapha to shame. But his bark is worse than his bite, and despite his vast height he is as gentle as a lamb. He. displays none of the arrogance that usually accompanies size, and seldom lakes advantage of his pal, little “Rube” McDermott.
Alas, we have expatiated to such a length about his length, that we have no room to do his good nature, and his humor, justice; but we hope that those qualities will cause him to forgive the delinquency.RICHARD A. DONOVAN. A.B.
Xavier High School
Baseball, (1 2, 3, 4); Varsity Basketball.
(3); Class Football, (1); Freshman Basketball.
“A face with a smile and a story of ivit Made the long hours short."—Anon.
THE idol of Newark is a real optimist, the most self-composed of mortals. Impending Psychology exams, the bugaboo of the great majority, are not sufficient to chase away his cheerful smile. Even in the traffic tie-up on the night of the Prom, he retained his mental equilibrium. Worry is a word that has no place in this vocabulary.
“Dick” came to us with an enviable scholastic reputation as a student and an athlete, and needless to say he continued the good work at Fordham. Athletically he starred on the Varsity basket-ball court and varsity diamond, while Twenty-One was fortunate enough to obtain his valuable services on the gridiron: as a student he was eminently scientific in practical application of the “conservation of energy."
But to confine his abilities to the field and classroom would be a gross injustice, for in the parlor he has most consistently scintillated; he has such a cheerful, persuasive personality, and knows all those little things which are the “sine qua non” of a successful parlor entertainer.
Famed for his athletic ability, sought for his bright and congenial comradeship. a conversationalist of more than ordinary ability—that is the secret of his popularity. His jokes are spontaneous outbursts of humor, free from malice, leaving a happier atmosphere in their wake. Such a disposition should make his future life as happy and as successful as have been his four years at Fordham.BOUNCE C. DONNELLY, A.B.
• RIISTY” “CRASHER"
Class Vice Prcs., (1); Class President, (2); Chairman, Junior Prom Committee; ('lass Football, (1); Senior Ball Com., (4»; Asst. Business Mgr. Maroon. (4).
“Nothing can be proposed so wild or so absurd as nor to find a party."—Lord Cecil.
BOUNCE has always been an active member of the class, but one deed of his far surpasses all others in earning him the gratitude of his class ami of Fordham— the successful management of the Junior Prom of last year. From start to finish a jinx seemed to be doggedly trailing “Rusty” in his efforts—to cap the climax, the worst snowstorm in years swept down on the city a few days before the great event. But in spite of every obstacle, and due almost entirely to the efforts of Bourke and of “Joe” Frisco, the Prom—Fordham's first real Junior Prom—was a great success.
As Class President in Sophomore, as Chairman of the Prom Committee, and as writer of sports for the Monthly, Bourke has proven himself to be one of those the Irish characterize as “go slow and go aisy. go far in the day,” and who prove by the results they accomplish that, despite their apparent indolence, they have plenty of pep in their makeup. Bourke’s citation as unequalled party-crasher shows that the same description applies to him in his social activities.
We mention with pride that “Bourke” is another of that small group of Seniors who have spent eight years at Fordham together. We have known Bourke all this time and advise you to keep an eye on him. For. while it is no small task to live up to the name of Bourke Cockran Donnelly, we feel that Bourke is capable of doing so.THOMAS E. DWYER, B.S.
Medford High School
Class Baseball. (1); Acolyte Parthenian Sodality, (4).
“Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort.
As if he mocked himself and scorned his spirit,
That could be moved to smile at anything —Shakespeare.
ur I AM” is undoubtedly Fordham’s greatest pessimist. The reason? Four years j of life as a boarder, a few months of labor at the 0. T. C. at Plattsburg, these are things to sour the soul of any man.
When “Tam” “blew in,” a fresh Freshman, he tadialed optimism and confidence. A few weeks, however, fixed that, and he, who but a while ago was a joyous youth, became now a disillusioned cynic, preaching antagonistic doctrine to gaping crowds in every room, his speech waxing in eloquence and vigor, till detected by some ever-watchful, primed-to-the-minutc car, curtailed by some harsh, over-weening voire. These were some of the things that warped the soul of “Tam” Dwyer, so that the last few years of his college term have been spent barely within the law.
“Tam” claims that the rigors of college life have undermined his constitution, and hence is it any wonder that he broods over his run-down system? His only recreations are a stroll up Webster Avenue, and a short period of festive footshaking at the 0. L. M. dance hall on Saturday nights. He has two ambitions, one, to get his degree, the other, having gotten that degree, to patrol the Faculty hall. (Rest of this censored—if you’re curious, see “Tam” himself.—Editor.!
And when “Tam” treads the elm-lined path for the last time, the w'orld will reach with hungry arms to grasp firmly what Fordham has given up—her greatest exponent of the Blarney.JEROME M. GILLIGAN, B.S.
All-Hallov s Institute
Hockey Squad (3, 4).
It is tranquil people who accomplish much."—Thoreau
WE have been with “Gil " in grammar school, high school, and college for the past ten years. But we cannot say that we know him. We do not know whether he prefers to spend his evenings in Public Library or Private Parlor. We cannot say whether he prefers to read of life as others see it, or to acquire his knowledge at first hand.
Not that “Gil” is one of those who conceal a Dumbbell Nature by keeping silent and looking wise. He is affable enough and willing to supply his share of the conversation. In fact, he will talk on almost any topic except himself. It is that one exception that has kept us guessing for ten years.
“Gilly” was always well up in his sudies, but it was in Physics Lab that he showed the greatest prowess, and displayed the skill of a Lavoisier in coaxing Nature’s secrets from pulley and pendulum. His year's quota of twenty-five experiments was filled in ample time—but it was not oversubscribed; his love of Science was not quite intense enough for that.
There is but one of “Gilly’s” extra-scholastic delights about which we are informed. That is his love of skating. He docs not care for embroidering pretty patterns on the glassy surface, but if you want to see swift skating—watch “Gil.” More than one prize has already been awarded him for his prowess in this art. So none will there be to dispute when, despite our lack of complete information about him, we asseverate that “Gilly” is a good skate.RICHARD M. GROTE, B.S.
Dayton Univ. Prep.
College Play, (3); Freshman Basketball. “Timeo Danaos el dona ferentes—Virgil.
WAV back in Freshman we got our first glimpse of “Dick.” lie presented such an excellent bit of qualities for admittance that the class immediately took him into the fold, and he has been an integral part of the happy family ever since. “Dick” is one of the kind that just naturally seem to “belong.” When we look over toward his seat and see him, we get a comforting feeling that everything is all right. If we should look over and not see him—hut no, “Dick” and our class are as inseparable as Page and Shaw.
He began to distinguish himself early in his college career. In Freshman he went in for basket ball and his skill readily won him a position on our speedy class team. When the S. A. T. C. started in Sophomore “Dick” decided that the sailor's life was the one for him. He joined the naval unit and manned the good ship Fordham.
Coming back in Junior he devoted himself to sports again, and to show his versatility he very successfully held down the position of Assistant Baseball Manager. During his last year “Dick” has occupied his time in studying Psychology and in discussing philosophic subjects. There is a certain gentleman from Medford who dearly loves to argue, and “Dick” is always ready to oblige him. Scarcely a day passes that they do not shatter a friendly lance or two in the lists of debate.
If good fellowship and strength of character count for anything in the world we are sure that ‘ Dick'’ will attain the success he deserves so well.CLARENCE R. HALLORAN, B.S.
Boston College High
Boston College. (1); Class President, (4 ; Captain Baseball, (4); Baseball, (2,3,4); Football. (4); Hockey. (3); Junior Prom Com., Ring Committee (3).
‘7n each cheek appears a pretty dimple."
THE most remarkable things about "Dimp” are his athletic ability and his dimples. Irreconcilable as they seem, they share the glory of perfection. And they say that many have “fallen” for those dimples, and wept their pretty eyes out over their inaccessibility. Well may they fall for those points of pulchritude, for his wavy locks and form a la Hermes.
As an executive he has shown positive genius in maintaining order—no mean task when dealing with Twenty-One, and one in which not a few have failed. He seldom speaks, but when he does his word is law. “For when he speaks, no man cracks wise.” The class is One with “Dimp” in the chair—no factions talerated.
For his athletic prowess, we refer you to the list of Citations and to the chronicle of our sports. Let us mention in passing, however, that last fall he was among the first point-scoring backs in the East, and that two years ago, when pitching for the Maroon I he filled a gap in the garden last year—another proof of his versatility), he gave the pennant-winning Baltimore team the surprise of their lives—and four hits.
A paradox personified is “Dimp”—a student-athlete. No bird-dog, mind you, but a well-above-the-average man. one who has no trouble in ducking the conditions.
This is but a thumb-nail sketch—one could write volumes about “Dimp” Halloran, student, athlete, and, in short, a Man's Man.JOSEPH L. 1I0E . A.B.
Editor-in-Chief. Maroon, (4 ; Assoc. Editor. Fordham Monthly, (2, 3, 4); Class Secretary, (2, 3 ; Ram Staff. (1): Har vester Sketch. «4 .
“Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well."—Sheffield.
THIS year has ushered in a new Chief Executive and writers arc busily engaged in reviewing the two terms of our war president. ‘‘Joe” has served two terms at this University; four years in Prep, and four years in college; it is a pleasant duty to review what he has accomplished in those eight years. In the Prep he virtually ran away from the rest of us in studies, and many were the prizes that he garnered. In college despite his literary work, his mania for reading and his social engagements—he maintained a standard almost as high in his class work. His essays and verse in the Monthly and the “Ram” have won the approval of the most caustic of critics.
Among “Joe’s” accomplishments is that of stenography—perhaps it was on this account that he was twice chosen to fill the office of Class Secretary. The fellows thought so much of his literary ability as to elect him unanimously to the all-important position of Editor-in-Chicf of the “Maroon,” and this volume speaks for itself.
In passing wc may say that ' Joe” is no sluggard in the social world. From a shrinking violet in Prep, he has gradually evolved, till at last Senior year finds him a regular Tea Rattler. Perhaps his activities in this line account for the change in the trend of thought displayed in his more recent verse.
Best of luck, “Joe”—we are sure that you will be just as successful in your chosen profession as you have been in “putting over” the ’k ear Rook.EUGENE J. JORDAN
Evandcr Childs High
Absence makes the heart prow fonder
THREE years ago Evander Childs had the best high school team in the city, if not in the East. And “Jordy” was their star slugger. So that is why we expect great things from “Jordy” this year, despite the keen competition he will have to fight for a place on the regular nine.
But baseball is not the only thing that “Gene" learned at Evander that proved of use at Eordham. While in High School he was an ardent student of Biology. So, when the new course in Psychology was introduced, it inspired no terror in “Jordy.” He and the teacher were for some time the only ones who were In on the secret of What It All Meant. He it was who first expounded the mystery and explained the identity of the elusive and temperamental Clavellina, while a circle of less erudite Seniors waited his every word with bated breath.
“Jordy” pays little attention to the social affairs of the metropolis, for his heart is in Chester, Pa.—where he left it last summer. Ever and anon have we seen him conning a time-table of the Pennsylvania, doubtless figuring out how often he can make the trip to the land of his dreams without imperilling his sheepskin. Ever and anon, too, have we seen him fondling pink and perfumed missives.
We ask you to note the contour of Eugene’s jaw. Having given it due regard, can you hesitate to agree that if determination counts for anything be will get what he goes after, both in Life and in Chester, Pa.?MARK P. KEARNS, A.B.
Banquet Committee, (4).
Indeed, Madam, your ladyship is very sparing of your tea.”—Suift.
IT was Caesar who said “Let me have men about me that are fat, men who sleep o’ nights.” Were the great Julius bossing Tammany he would order to be brought unto him one “Mike” Kearns, for verily, he is a man who is fat. But—floes he sleep o’ nights? We doubt it. Over in La France, where “Mike” struggled heroically that democracy might not perish from the earth, he contracted a dangerous habit of “studying,” which has kept its hold on him ever since. So much so that he studies every night and quite logically “takes his hay” in the A.M. He prefers Ethics, it is so quiet and restful; Psychology he does not like—it wakes him up!
Constitutionally fond of the Dance, “Mike” is an inveterate Prom Trotter. The “femmes” arc to him what peanuts arc to an elephant—“He loves em. ” He plays parlor football with ’em and everything. Ask his brother “Bert”—he’ll tell you.
Cast your eye above! “Who is the portly Adonis?” say you? Why, ’tis “Mike” Kearns—hero, tea battler, Foreman de Luxe, a man “who sleeps o’ nights”— not!FRANCIS J. KEENAN, A.B.
Xavier High School
Orchestra, (3, 4); Cap 3nd Gown Committee, (4).
“There is a profound charm in mystery’'
1 V TV. can hardly think of “Frank” without also, by the association of ideas, V V thinking of Napoleon. Both were short but rather rotund, both of them noble of carriage, both of them born to be rulers of men.
Though he has received the citation of Best Politician. “Frank-' lias never dabbled in collegiate politics. Such mere child's play is beneath him. But in his own assembly district he is already a power to be reckoned with; already those in search of political patronage come to our revered “Double-0.”
Particularly Napoleonic does he seem when mounted on a fiery steed in every parade of the Knight, of the Celts, or of the Party of the People. Old for his years— and he is older than most of us—few would then take him for a mere Senior in college.
It always has seemed to us as if “Frank," silently sitting in his corner, only noticed, as the Irishman would say, when he isn’t there- were secretly smiling in the mature depths of his soul, at us, his youthful classmates, if not at the teachers who make such an ado about nothing, or next to nothing.
None of us so eagerly awaits his diploma as does “Frank,” for to him Life is a serious, a momentous thing, and like the noble steed he is wont to ride, he is champing at the bit in his eagerness to start up the avenue that only ends at Albany.GEORGE W. KING, Jr., A.B.
St. Peter's High School
St. Peter's College, 11): Lecture Team. (4); President Hanes ter Club, (4); College Play. (4): Harvester, 14».
"Sow let us sing, long live the king."
)f I IIS a regal name indeed, and ’tis one who deserves a kingly crown that wears it. j For he it is who has accomplished the Impossible, and to him we owe a king’s ransom—which we pay in gratitude. For George it was who opened the sacred portals of our Alumni Hall to receive fair visitors from our si tei college and won us—us meaning the members of the justly famous Harvesters—a warm welcome at those homes of learning and loveliness.
But let us enumerate the other events that marked George's reign at Fordham, before our word-limit is exceeded. It is in debating and dramatics that George has shone forth most splendidly. As a member of one of the Lecture teams, he has spoken to large and appreciative audiences in and around New ork. His dramatic experience in the “Passion Play” helped to win him his part in the play we presented this year—“L’Aiglon.”
But it is George’s activity as President of the Harvesters that has won him fame. Listen, and then agree that he deserves the soubriquet of the Miracle Man. First of all, he succeeded in having a study hour cancelled to make way for the weekly meeting of the society. Next, he conducted a smoker that was an unprecedented success both socially and financially—enabling ti to meet the lower classmen, and at the same time realizing enough profit to send a missioner half way to China. Space compels us to stop, and we do so. with a hearty Hail to the Miracle Man.PHILIP J. LEDDY, Jr., A.B.
Brooklyn College, (1); Prefect, Parthenian Sodality, (4 ; College Play, 4) ; Athletic Assoc. Play, (1 ; President Dramatic association; Bani|uet Coimnittee. (4).
“The part was aptly fitted and naturally performed.” Shakespeare.
WE first became acquainted with ‘‘Phil" and his inexhaustible energy in the days of the S. A. T. C. Twas when assigned to the arduous duties of Kitchen Police that we came in contact with this human dynamo. He was industriously scrubbing and polishing as though every cleaned plate was another nail in the Kaiser's coffin.
“Phil” hails from Brooklyn, the City of Churches—though you would never think it when you regard either his accomplishments or the man himself. Yet he is as proud of his native town as that sleepy region should be of him. It is to dramatics that “Phil” has devoted most of his collegiate efforts. His regal bearing and dignified voice have wen him parts of distinction in the two dramatic efforts of the current year—“Hawthorne of the I . S. A.” and “L'Aiglon.” As Prefect of the Parthenian Sodality, “Phil" has worthily fulfilled the office which years of honorable tradition has invested with such great honor.
But to really appreciate “Phil" you must meet him—not only that, but you must have the boon of a prolonged acquaintance with him. Then you will come to realize his accomplishments-—his ready wit, his wealth of interesting lore in prose and verse, and his judicious appraisals of men and of things.JAMES P. LILLIS. AM.
St. Peter’s Prep.
St. Peter’s College, (1); Smoker Com.. 3 . “A gentleman makes no noise."—Emerson.
SINCE “Jim’s” cranium is large enough to hold an ample amount of hrain, you might not suspect from the above photo that he is the smallest man in the class. Yet such is the case. In addition to this, he is second only to “Frank” Keenan in the gentle art of keeping quiet.
But once you break the seal of silence that guards “Jim’s” lips, you would be surprised at the wealtli of ideas that Hows therefrom. Whether the subject be dramatics or politics or sports, “Jim” will always he found to have enlightening words to say, if only he can be induced to say them.
Dramatics, however, is his forte. He has little use for musical comedy—he considers that as vaudeville, not dramatics. In Shakespeare he takes a keen delight, but the better of the modern dramatists have their charm for him as well. He never misses a play in which John Barrymore is starred. As for his favorite actress, it may at one time have been John’s sister, Ethel; but since seeing the “Prince and the Pauper.” of Ethel’s rule “there isn’t any more,” and a new favorite reigns in her stead. What with the efforts of “Jim.” and “Joe” Hoey. Miss Findlay’s rivals didn't stand a chance in the race for citation as our favorite actress.
Tis said that though he talks little. “Jim” wields a nimble pen when he is in the mood, and the field of dramatic criticism should prove a fertile one for James Lillis—poet, critic and aesthete.JAMES P. MAHONEY, A.B.
Baseball Mgr.. (4 ; Cheer Leader, 3, 4» ; Smoker Committee, (3) ; Class Baseball (1, 2 .
"Beard ua$ never the true standard of brains.”- -Fuller.
ti A FRIEND in need i a friend indeed.” said the wise men of old, and who can think of “Jimmy” without realizing how wise they were? A true friend, true to his college, true to his fellow-students and true to himself, he must linger long in the hearts of those who know him. There is no need to recall to his many friends how many times they went to “Jimmy” to ask a favor and their gratitude when he invariably did all that he could for them. And not only his human friends, but that other big friend, the college, has seen him among the foremost to work and strive for its glory. We know “Jimmy" as the smiling boy with the helping hand. We also know him as an inspiring cheer leader and a capable manager of the. baseball team. And we know that all through his college life he has rarely missed an opportunity to follow up any activity, be it dance, game or meeting. His record we have detailed above. It i a formidable list, but it does not include his career in that other college activity, the absorption of knowledge. He is a good scholar, indeed an excellent one.
And what do we hear of “Jimmy" outside of college? What praises have been sung to us of him as the gay young stealer of hearts, who ventures forth even unto distant Newark to enslave beauty with the power of his mind and dazzling eye.
This is our “Jimmy." always cheerful, always busy, never anyhing but lovable. May he always he to the world what he is to us, our pal.THOMAS A MANNING, Jr., BS.
New Rochelle Hi h
Reception Committee. Junior Prom. "His hair is of a good color.' —Shakespeare.
OUK particular likes and dislikes were not consulted when the seating arrangements in our class were made the alphabetical order was followed “to the letter." Therefore we cannot accuse “Yummy” Meehan of deliberately rhoos-ing a seat next to “Tom" Manning. W e are sure, however, that “Yummy” did not grumble at his fate at being thus situated. For at any hour of the day he need but cast his eyes in “Tom's" direction to be reminded of Her. The secret lies in the auburn hue of “Tom's” locks, and of Hers.
Not that “Tom’s" hair is the only likable thing about him—far from it. Quiet and gentlemanly in his manner, he is a credit to his native town. New Rochelle. And we have it on good authority—in fact, from one of his admirers, that, unlike the prophet, “Tom” is highly honored in his own country, for his social prowess. “Tom,” however, has little time for tea-battling; his afternoons are spent in the study of Blackstone and the other legal authorities. We do not know whether he took up law because “Ray” McCovcrn did, or whether “Ray” followed his lead—at any rate, they are inseparable as ever. Together they come—or do not come—to class in the morning; together they partake of Looey’s famous meat-balls at noon, and together do they proceed to law-school later in the day. Roth doubtless look forward to the day when the inhabitants of New Rochelle will be confronted with a shingle reading “McGovern Manning, Counsellors-at-Law.”JAMES H. McCABE, B.S.
Beacon High School Banquet Committee, (4).
“Thy voice is a celestial melody
THERE is a wonder city on the Hudson. “New York,” you exclaim immediately. Not at all—we refer to Beacon. You see, we have just been listening to ”Mac" telling about the beauties of his native town.
Partly because of the loyal way in which he sings the praises of his birthplace. and partly because of his flaxen locks, “Mac” is sometimes called the “Beacon-light." There is a man in the class, however, who hails from a place not far from this vaunted wonder city, who asserts that its only claim to distinction is the fact that it is across the river from Newburgh.
“Mac" has been found at our great institution of learning for four years. During that time he has learned much of the various ills that afflict the hapless boarder. lie knows, for instance, that a few minutes spent in the “Hay” in the morning mean several hours spent in the Penal Colony in the afternoon. He knows just what chance a man has to get away with coming in late on a night permission. In short, all the hoarder-lore is his. and the more he becomes versed in it, the more he longs for his beloved Beacon. There is a social side to “Mac’s’’ history. Many teas given by fair undergraduates of neighboring colleges have been graced by his presence.
His good fellowship and keen wit have endeared him to all who have come to know him. and it is with mingled feelings of confidence in his future and sincere regret that we say, “So long, ‘Mac’.”PATRICK J. McCANN. A.B.
Xavier Hiph School
Class Baseball, (1); Class Football. 1»; Dance Committee. 2 .
“The man that blushes is not quite a brute."
)f I MS a good Irish name, is that of ‘'Pat'’ McCann—and it exactly fits the man.
I For he—like his name—is typically and unmistakably Hibernian. He’s the chivalrous, fighting, fearless Celt that you love to read about. His courtesy is of the sort that is seldom met with in these uncultured days—it belongs rather to the mid-Victorian era. When first he meets a lady, young or old, “Pat” would not think of marring so momentous an event with a mere “Ilow-de-do,” but is all ready with the formula, “I ain delighted to make your acquaintance.”
“Pat” won a commission at Plattsburgh during the summer of 1918. We do not know who had charge of the assignment of “Paddy” and his brother officers, but he was that rare being—an army officer with a sense of humor. For “Pat,” despite his name and his features, was placed in charge of a company of his countrymen at C. C. N. Y.
Now, though “Pat” in uniform was the very picture of courage, and though he seems to fear no man, large or small, there is one thing that gets his nerve. That one thing is a Psychology exam. On the day of one of these trials of a man’s ability and courage. “Paddy” comes as near turning pale as his complexion will permit. Yet when the marks arc read he is well above the danger zone. May the whole world love him, as the ladies must, our gallant “Pat” McCann!waiter a. McDermott, am.
Class Raseball, (1, 2); Smoker Comm.,
12); Dance Comm.. (2. 3). "Vivacity is health of the spirit .”—Balzac.
TO be voted the wittiest member of a class of W ise Crackers like Panuch. Donnelly et al.. is no small di-tinction—and to ‘'Rube” McDermott that coveted honor has fallen. Now this is surpassing strange. For. though “Lefty” has an abundant supply of humor, he is laboring under a handicap which to most of his brother jokesmiths would prove nn-in mountable, as it has in the ease of “Chris' Murray. The handicap to which we refer is—Love! And not the confident love, that sees its object frequently and is thus kept complacent, but love for one at a distance! Yet “Rube” does not seem to have lost any of his old vivacity and wit. Speaking of vivacity reminds us of a still stranger fact—he was also voted the liveliest in the class! Rut in June, when "Jack” Conway returns to his—and Her—beloved Cincinnati—then will “Rube's” worries begin.
Let us make e'ear a most important point. When we say “Wittiest” we do not mean “Most Clownish.” Foi wit requires for its sustenance a goodly supply of gray matter. Hence there should be no surprise expressed when we mention the fact the “Rube” and the ninety mark are not strangers, and that in the old days, when not brought into competition with scholarly phenoms like “Charlie” McNamee, he carried off more than one prize for his scholarship. To “Rube,” along with our wishes for his succes . we utter a timely warning—watch "Jack” Conway.james r. McGovern. b.s.
Class Football, (1); Dance Comm., (2 ; Reception Comm., Junior Prom.
“A twelve-o'clock feller in a nine-o’clock town.”—(once) Popular Song.
AS the title of this page, you read the words, “James R. McGovern, B.S.” A better title would he that of “James R. McGovern, Gentleman.” Please don’t infer that he has not earned his degree—what we mean to emphasize is that “Ray” is above all things a gentleman. He is polite even to his cronies; he gives your opinion deference and consideration, though it differ from his, and never gives one cause for offense.
In his eight years at Fordham, he has always taken a prominent part in the discussion and management of class affairs. He it was who nominated “Joe” Hoey as Editor of The Maroon, and he it was who, from the day of “Joe’s” election, always met him with the greeting, “Hello, kJoe,’ how's the Year Book?” And the Editor never tired of the greeting, for it is interest such as “Ray” displayed that makes such ventures as a Year Book possible.
Socially, “Ray’s” gentlemanly manner, good looks, and conversational ability are the envy and the despair of many a rural swain among the younger set of New Rochelle. lie, with “Tom” Manning and “Nick” Del Re. form as gallant a trio as ever swore fealty to each other, since the days of the Three Musketeers. And if “Nick” gets in trouble in future years, it is the firm of “McGovern Manning, Counsellors-at-Law,” that will rescue him from the tentacles of rural justice.EDWARD BALF McCURK, A.B.
“JOE COLLEGE'’ “BIC ED.”
St. Thomas Seminary
Captain Hockey, (3, 4 ; Manager Tennis, t ; Asst. Mgr. Tennis, (3); College Play, (3); Tennis Team, (2); Football Squad, (1).
'A sweet disorder in the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness
LADIES and gentlemen, especially ladies! Meet Edward Balf McGurk, alias “Joe College,” hy overwhelming majority selected as the most collegiate of our number, the best dancer, and the most expert at handling the cup that cheers but does not inebriate! A man who, as a sub on the Varsity football team of Seventeen, gamely withstood and tackled opponents outweighing him by fifty pounds. The Captain of our hockey team for two years, outgaming more skilled opponents, and this year holding his own with the rest of a championship team, through sheer pluck and fighting spirit.
Never did a more graceful exponent of the Terpsiohorean art grace the glassy floor of a metropolitan ballroom, gliding and swooping about the center of the arena, occasionally making a rhythmic flight into the atmosphere, and arriving once more on terra firma to dip gracefully, in perfect unison with his beautiful partner. For she is always beautiful leave that to “Ed.”
In his dress “Ed” is the quintessence of all that is collegiate. Golf suits, brogues, hats of unique outline, rainbow ties and camcl’s-hair coats, shirts of the color of driven snowr, and mufflers as fluffy as down, form his wardrobe. Rut these details of every-day life do not obscure in his mind matters of greater moment. For “Ed” is a poet, and as much of a student as a poet can possibly be. In short, “Ed” is truly grateful for the great gift of Life, and he is making the most of it in every way!WILLIAM P. McLOUGHLIN, A.B.
Rendgc Technical School
Boston College. 1); Baseball. '2, 3. 4 ; Smoker Committee, (2).
“The brau n of Achilles,
Suift as Mercury .”—Anon.
WE haven t had much of an opportunity to learn anything about “Mac” except his unquestioned ability to turn hopeful opponents away from first base to take that disheartening trip back to the bench. We have observed, too, that while “Mac" may not have an unusually high batting average, if there arc a couple of runners on the bags, he is wont to convert those runners into runs with a nice long single. Our short acquaintance with “Mac” is due to the fact that he has followed a most erratic collegiate course. After completing Freshman at Poston, and after two years of flying as a Lieutenant of Aviation at a California training field during the war. he decided to enter Fordham. What is more, he decided to enter as high a class as possible. Perhaps it was due to the prestige of his uniform, but somehow or other, he not only succeeded in getting into Junior, but successfully completed the year!
But murder will out, and the next year found him in Sophomore! Then, to cap the climax, this year finds him in Senior with us. W hich is right where he would have been if he had sought his degree in the normal way.
We are sorry that “Bill” has been in our class for but one year, for we feel that we have missed the chance of better acquaintance of a clean-cut, genial good fellow. Perhaps he is the only man who can boast of having belonged to three Fordham classes. Here’s to “Bill” McLoughlin, Ex-20, Ex-22, and A.B. ’21!PETER X. McMANUS, B.S.
Highland High School
President, Debating Soc., (3); Treasurer, Athletic Assoc., (4); Business Manager Monthly, (4); Vice-Pres. Deb. Soc., (2); Secretary, Parthcnian Sodality, (4); Adv. Mgr., Dramatic Assoc. 3) ; Asst. Business Manager. The Maroon; Banquet Com mittee. 4 .
“Few things are impossible to diligrncr and skill.”—Johnson.
T" ETE” has earned the gratitude and undying friendship of many a boarder | with less aptitude for the study of Psychology and the other less formidable studies of Senior year. “Pete” has been a conscientious student, and consequently on the eve of an examination it was in his room the goats were wont to gather to snatch the sops of learning thrown to them by the intellectual Barmecide.
“Pete” has frequently displayed a tendency to be “cosy”—perhaps it is his scholarship that gives him that feeling of complete independence. Yet he is far from unskilled in the social arts, as the rest of the pilgrims to Marymount, etc., will testify. In fact, he has developed a dual personality, which manifests itself in his companionships. For at times he will be found hunting Knowledge with the “bird-dogs,” and at times we find him seeking other prey with the social lions. As President of the Debating Society during his Junior year, he showed exceptional administrative ability. This is no empty assertion, but is borne out by the fact that the organization grew to unprecedented proportions under his guidance, and the Prize Debate aroused keener competition than ever before—due largely to “Pete’s” ability.
Such has been the well-balanced life of “Pete” at Fordham—well-balanced because of his keen sense of proportion, by means of which he gauged studies and every other activity at its true value, and gave it that share of his attention which it deserved.CHARLES R. McNAMEE, B.S.
Kingston High School
Prefect. Parthenian Sodality, (4) ; ssnr. Editor. (4); Algebra Instructor F. P. 4».
“He uas a scholar.”—Shakespeare.
IF “Mac” had lived three hundred years ago he would have been a Janscnist. As it is, he has decided to be a bird-dog. A bird-dog is best described as a man who can’t leave the books alone.
The class of ’21 has declared by its own free and uninfluenced vote that “Charlie” is the best student in its midst. After watching “Mac” dive into the wild jungle known as Psychology and drag forth from that lair of clavellina and other terrible beasts a clean one hundred, we are moved to assert that “Mac” is not only the best student in Senior, but the best in the entire university. And we think that anyone who has made the acquaintance of clavellina will agree with us.
Whenever a discussion is on and the argument begins to wax heated, at last somebody says, “Isn't that right, ‘Mac’?” And “Mac’s” opinion is final.
But we must not think that there is no lighter side to “Mac’s” life. He is not only a mental giant, but also a social lion. There are many occasions when he carefully parts his hair, tucks a rose in his buttonhole, and hops on a car bound for the “iVIount.” At that well-known institution he loves to shake the festive foot and fondle teacups and other dainty things not teacups but full of tea.
All we wish to say at leave-taking is that whether you consider intellectual or social fields, “Mac” is sure to hit 'em out in the busy paths of life as he hit ’em in College—for 100.JOHN J. MEEHAN, A.D.
St. Peter's Prep.
St. Peter’s College, (1); President Athletic Assoc., 4»; King Comm., (3); Vice-Pres., (3) ; Asst. Baseball Mgr., (3); General Committee, (3); Captain Tennis, (3,4).
"Popularity is power."—Macaulay.
ONE cold autumn evening, when the affairs of the S. A. T. C. were running smoothly to all outside appearances, those who were lounging around “Frank's” became aware of a commotion of some sort. “Frank.” was running wildly about with a lemon meringue pie plastered over his face, and “Yummy” Meehan, with the light of battle in his eye and a pie in either hand, was lecturing vehemently to the disabled “Frank” on the evils of profiteering. This was our introduction to the pugnacious “Yummy,” and since that eventful night John Joseph has kept things stirring up at Fordham. Was there to be a contest in oratory, a smoker in the hut, a football game or a session with the “Dimpled Darlings”—there in the midst of it all would you find “Yummy.”
His positive genius for organisation was the reason for his hard-earned victory in the election for President of the A. A., although rumor had it at the time that his henchmen played politics somewhat after the manner of their Jersey forefathers. John Joseph has powerful personality—his is the happy faculty of mixing with every type and getting along with each one. llis sunny smile, his welcoming grip, his staunch friendship, his sterling character and his contempt for anything petty or mean, have all combined to place him in the high position of esteem in which he is held by his host of friends among the undergraduate body and the Faculty.
But after all. the jeweled crown of “Yums” achievements is his Edythe.ROBERT E. MULLIGAN
Assoc. Editor Fordham Monthly, 4); Asst. Editor, Maroon, (4'»; Secretary, St. Vincent dc Raul Soc.. (3, 4); Conun. Chairman Debating Soc., (4); Smoker Comm., (3).
“Let me have men about me that arc fat."
IT was in the mellow autumn clays of 1919 that the members of the class of ’21 discovered that from the green fields of the Upstate a young Alexander had come to join their ranks. In the classroom and on the forensic platform his voice was heard, speaking in well-rounded periods. Our “Bob " soon proved himself a lad of purpose, and in all his undertakings he put his whole weight (which is not inconsiderable) to the wheel. The Maroon and the monthly readers recognize him as an able logician and essayist; his classmates know him as a philosopher and all around good fellow.
Though he denies the charge, rumor has it that “Bob's” affable ways and generous nature never lack appreciation from the fairer sex, and that he is a real connoisseur when it comes to planning a “good time." The cause of his frequent week-end journeys to Greenwich Village is only a conjecture, but this we do know— that he does not confine his leisure moments at the college to the Avenue, with its Happy Hunting Ground, but he is said to have been lured onward, toward the Grand Concourse, “for stony limits cannot hold love out.”
For his future career “Bob” has chosen a life “on the Rialto,” in the busy marts of commerce. With his keen insight into the problems of the present day, together with his versatile talents and strength of purpose, we confidently predict as large a measure of success in the fields of commercial enterprise as has been his throughout his days at Fordham.CHARLES R. MULLIN, A.B.
Holy Cross College. (1, 2); Basketball. (3); Assoc. Editor. Maroon.
"All kinds of arguments on questions deep."
't HARLIE” was a classmate of the Xavierites in our class when they were going 1 . to the good old school in Sixteenth Street. It seems, however, that while
there he heard wonderful tales of our sister college in Worcester, and so the year after his departure from Xavier found him at Holy Cross. While there he was active in sports and in class affairs, starring in baseball and basketball, and as a speaker at the class banquet.
In Junior, however, he rejoined his old cronies, who had entered Fordham, and they eagerly renewed their old friendship with him. It was not long before the whole class made his acquaintance, and knew him for what he is—a real college man, with the welfare of his new Alma Mater at heart—always ready with helpful suggestions lor her welfare and for that of the class. His opinion in such matters is valued second only to that of ‘‘Ed” de Pasquale, and when both of them agree on any proposition, that proposition is sure to prevail.
A handsome chap of the collegiate kind—tortoise-shell glasses, soft collar, et al, (he can even look collegiate in a derby 1, it would be indulging in a platitude to say that he is “adored” by the fair sex. But the idolatry has not turned “Charlie’s” head in the least, for he remains the same modest, likable chap we have always known and admired.GEORGE E. MILKY
Ford ham Prep.
Cap and Gown Comm., (4).
"Improve each moment as it flies."
(''I EORGE is the prodigal son of our cla s of Alma Mater’s children. By this y we do not mean that lie has strayed from the straight and narrow path. What we refer to is the fact that he went through Fordham Prep with us, but left the fold of Fordham after graduation. But two years later he returned to us in Junior as a special student.
In Prep he played on the baseball, basketball and football teams with “Frank” Frisch, “Joe” Williams, and the other sturdy athletes that put fear in the hearts of many a scholastic outfit. Despite his lack of avoirdupois George held his own with the best of them.
If ever a man was determined to succeed, that man is George Mulry. In the afternoons George trains a score or so of youngsters in the manly art of self-defense, and in kindred forms of learning; in the evening he is following our Psychology professor’s advice of preparing for his career in a particular line of endeavor.
You may think, upon first meeting George, that he is of the quiet sort. But let the conversation turn on politics or on athletics, and you will find yourself, and whoever else may be present, no longer debaters, but merely an audience.
If grim determination and perseverance arc worth anything in the battle of life, George will conquer every handicap that may arise, just as he did on the gridiron in the good old days in Fordham Prep.JAMES M. MURPHY, A.B.
St. Peter’s Prep.
Si. Peter’s College, 1 ; Ring Comm., (3); Dance Comm., (2).
"Golden hair like sunlight streaming."
ATTENTION, ladies! For here is consolation for those who were disappointed to learn that the Adonis of our class—‘’Bill” Robertson—is beyond their reach. Here is a specimen of pulchritude whom many will deem “Just as good,” and whom those who prefer blond beauty will find even more attractive.
Twas an unkind fate that put “Jimmy” in the same class with “Bill.” For in almost any other group of average college fellows “Jimmy” would probably have taken the prize as Arrow Collar man.
“Jimmy”—and we, who also hail from the good old Jersey school say it with pride—is a product of St. Peters. Hence it would be tautology to remark that the time of his arrival for class each morning averages about 9:25. It would be equally tautological to mention that he knows how to use the splendid vocal powers with which Nature has endowed him, to best advantage, and that consequently he is one of the best speakers in this classful of forensic phenomenons.
We have heard it said that “Jimmy” must have been a beautiful, bouncing baby. Now children of this kind are generally spoiled, and hence their temper becomes as ugly as their features are handsome. But not so “Jimmy”—his good nature is unspoiled as it is irrepressible, and frequently finds expression in his winning smile. Smiling, like laughing, is contagious, and so we hope that the world will be forced to smile on “Jim” as he, come what may, is sure to smile at her.JOSEPH C. MURRAY. AM.
Xavier High School
Secretary. Athletic Assoc.. 4 ; Mgr. Athletic Assoc. Play, (4) ; Dance Committee. (2); Class Football. (1).
"Buxom, blithe and debonair—Milton.
y I 1 WAS on the West Point trip a year ago. After introducing several other Fordham celebrities, “Joe” Curry led forth to the admiring gaze of the excursionists “Chris” Murray, Secretary of the Athletic Association. “He doesn’t have to do much,” said “Joe,” “but just the same he’s a good fellow.”
This year, however, it seemed to us as if “Chris” was giving the lie to the first part of “Joe’s” statement, l or every day we saw the once light-hearted “Chris,” pen in hand, frowning over an epistle in the making. Never did he seem fully-satisfied with the result of his labor—he seemed grappling with thoughts that could not find their expression in words. We thought perhaps the scope of the office of Secretary of the A. A. had been widened. At last, however, we were disillusioned by a single sentence from “Chris” himself. “Gee,” said he. “I haven’t had a letter from her in two days, and I’ve written to her every day.” “Chris” possesses more powers than epistolary proficiency. His ready wit and his genius for organization are known not only to his classmates, but to everyone in his neighborhood. His blond pulchritude, and his fund of information on topics of interest make him a welcome companion, with whom we will regret to part.
In all justice, let us not conclude without mentioning that “Chris" did disprove “Joe’s” slur upon the office of Secretary by taking an active part in the preparations for the play of the Athletic Association, “Hawthorne of the U. S. A.”JAMES T. MURRAY, Jr., A.B.
Boston Latin School
Harvard University, (1); VicePres., (4); Asst. Bus. Mgr.. The Maroon, (4); Chairman, Contest Comm., Debating Soc., (3, 4); Debating Team. (3 Banquet Committee, (4).
"Kindness is virtue itself."—Lamartime.
IN future years, perhaps, we'll meet some graduate of Harvard or of Yale. In the hauteur of self-sufficiency due to his graduation by so revered an Alma Mater, he will ask what college moulded our minds into maturity. We will proudly answer “Fordham.” “Fordham!” he will scornfully reply. “Who ever heard of Fordham?” “Well,” we will retort, “you've heard of the great James Murray (to this he will perforce agree) — he is a Fordham man. He went to Harvard for one year, but his conscience accused him of rank slothfulncss, so he decided to come to Fordham and learn something.”
During his three years at Fordham, “Jim” has made a name for himself as a speaker, and his voice has always been influential in the deliberations at the class meetings. He is always first in any movement to add to the spirit of Fordham, and while his criticism of things-as-thcy-arc is often severe, it is always criticism of the constructive kind. He has strong opinions in politics, and one of these has made of him an ardent campaigner in the cause ol Irish independence.
All signs seem to indicate that James T. Murray will be a famous lawyer and—despite the advice of the Professor in Psychology—an infamous bachelor.
You can hardly doubt the first prediction—if you doubt the second, just ask “Jimmy” himself his opinion of hymeneal bliss. His answer will probably be something like this—“Marriage is all right for you, but for me—what’s the use?”ROBERT H. O'BRIEN, ZW.
Brewster Hi h School
Asst. Editor, Fordham Monthly, f4); Asst. Editor, Maroon; Assoc. Editor. Fordham Monthly, (3); Class Secretary. 4 ; Reception Comm., Junior Pro in. Senior Ball Committee, (4).
"Poets are far rarer birds than kings"
THE mystery o 1 “Bob” O'Brien is a sombre thing. For two years the faculty and the ninible-witted student body have been wondering how “Ohie” is able to maintain his Academic standing with the mental Titans of the class and room with such an erratic personage as Panuch. He doe it—seldom below the 90's.
The essence of “Obie ‘ is smoothness; he does things without an effort—there in a pinch—you know. To see him in action would make hide Joe's Velvet roll up, scratch, and bite the tongue.
Seriously, did you ever hear of Parnassus? The home of the Muses? Well, “Obiev lives there—a unique way of praising his poetry in the Monthly.
Read his work—whose quiet charm Keats would have admired—and honor the dreamer, the artist. Head his essays and pour libations at the shrine of the ideal dreamer, one whose hand is ever on the pulse of realities—but all this is accidental, let us to the man himself. Fastidious as fashion, handsomer even than liis photos, he is one who can afford to choose among the dainty things of the world—and his standard of daintiness is quite high. Though he prefers them without temper, mild ones that satisfy.
The future? No need to disturb what is on the knees of the gods. But since we must—Poet? Engineer? Lawyer? It doesn't matter. the lanes of the sea of life lie open—Bon Voyage, “Boh,;.fJOSEPH A. PANUCM, A.B.
Editor-in Chief. Monthly. (4»; Chairman Senior Rail Comm., (4) : Author Harvester Sketch. (4); Junior Prom Committee; ssoc. Editor, Monthly, (3) ; Football (1).
“Hit is the god of moments, hut Genius is the god of ages.”—La Bruyere.
“T UTCH” PANI CH is about the most popular man who ever passed from the ' I halls of Fordham. When “Dink” Stover was a Varmint at Lawrcnceville, “Dutch” was amassing knowledge and fame at Prep. He is a colorful type, the ideal Fordham man.
In his eight years he has accomplished much. His genius is many-sided. A poet with the technique of Shelley and the fire of Kipling. An editor, a sure and straight thinker, his niche in Fordham’s Hall of Fame is paramount with that of her brightest literary lights.
He has that rare.-t of gifts, “mens sana in corpore sano.” Meaning that he is “there” athletically as well as mentally. His Prep record and his presence on the 17 football machine, when only a Freshman, will attest to that.
His wit is rapier-keen, brilliant as Brummell. His clothes are as collegiate as those of any of Scott Fitzgerald’s heroes. He is a humorist, a philosopher.
In spite of this, we who are fortunate enough to know him, do not think of him so much as a poet, athlete, or editor, but as a mighty good fellow, a man’s man. gentleman, the way we shall always remember him. May he hitch his wagon to a lucky star—even if it is Venus.JOSEPH W. PRISCO, A.B.
President, St. John’s Hall, (]»; Treasurer. Junior Prom Comm.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed
THOUGH there is nothing Irish about “Joe Prisco. we are going to start his story with what is known as an Irish bull. Please be a gentle reader, and bear with us, when we say that the longer “Joe” goes to Fordham, the less he stays there. Such a statement deserves an explanation—listen, or rather, look, and you will have the same. Time was when “Joe” and we were little kids in first year high at Fordham Prep, where he used to spend his entire twenty-four hours.
For five years he continued thus, and then his maturing mind and soaring spirits demanded greater freedom, and he joined the ranks of the day-scholars. Twas noted during Junior year that he never lingered around the grounds after class, as Senior year, he has become practically a stranger to his classmates—we just get a glimpse of him before nine o'clock, and never after class.
In Junior, however. “Joe" was able to spare enough of his crowded hours to the interest of the class to win him their undying gratitude; indeed, that of the whole college. 1 or without ‘ Joe’s'’ support such an innovation as a Prom undertaken and conducted by the Juniors would have been an impossibility. Thanks to him. and to ‘’Bourke” Donnelly, the “Prom” was an admirable success.
Fortune has been kind to “Prise.” and we hope that he will continue to live in her good graces—he deserves to.HAROLD C. QI ILTV, B.S.
New Britain High School
Smoker Comm., (3).
"The desire of leisure is much more natural than of business and care.”—Sir IT. Temple.
JXTEYER was there a man more quiet and retiring than Harold. But there are I V time- when even the most inoffensive inu t lav aside their reticence and relate to an unsympathetic world the troubles which are burdening their souls. On such occasions “Quilt” becomes eloquent, for if ever a man was pursued by Nemesis, he is that man.
Since the early days of Freshman his life has been marked by long and bitter struggles with the disciplinary department. You may well ask “What has he done to merit such a record?'' “Is he careless in studies?" No, indeed, Harold is always well over the passing mark! “Is he fond of listening to the discordant strain of Jazz until the wee, small hours?” Wrong again, the man who wrote “Home, Sweet Home.” did not regard the old fireside with more favor than does “Quilty." “What then?” is your perplexed query. W e answer, “He merely sleeps."
In the pale, gray light of dawn, with the shrill wind from the north whistling against the window panes. “Quilt'' sees no reason why he should forsake the warm, soft comfort of the bed for the chilly, hard boards of a chapel pew. But he has such a host of virtues that we may well condone this weakness lor prolonged slumber.
His quiet manner and underlying sense of humor have won the hearts of his classmates, ami we are confident that those same qualities will make their impression on the stony old heart of the world.LEO F. REILLY, B.S.
Cap and Gown Comm., (4 .
"Laus are silent in the midst of arms."
LEO was always rather a quiet chap, so that although lie was in our class in Freshman, it was not until the days of the S. A. T. C. that we really made his acquaintance. “I ee” was a sergeant, and as such never let his former and later classmates presume upon this relationship.
In Freshman we believed that “Lee" was a student, pure and simple (note that we did not say a pure and simple student), but we were now to be disillusioned. For one day, when we were assigned to tickling the keys of the company Corona in the orderly room, “Lee” and the rest of the sergeants were there engaged in conversation—a conversation enlivened by gestures out-Semiting the Semites. For they were exchanging reminiscences of the Night Before, and ever and anon one of them—frequently our student Leo— would illustrate with one of the dance steps then in vogue but now frowned upon by the collegiate. We gleaned from their conversation the name of the place where they had sported their stripes and natty uniforms, but for Leo’s sake we will leave it unmentioned.
’Twas then we knew “Lee" for what he is—a true parlor-panther as well as a “stude.” And still in Senior his dual personality persists, and almost any afternoon you can find him in the library, poring over weighty tomes of legal learning. When he is entered to the Bar-without-a-footrail, with his aptitude for study and pleasing personality, we are sure that this “Lee” will never meet defeat.WILLIAM 0. ROBERTSON. H.S.
Reception Comm., Junior Prom, Class Football, U): Class Baseball. (1. 2» ; College Play, (1»; Manager, Freshman Basketball.
“There's nothing half so sueet in life as love's young dream."—Moore.
THE Arrow Collar man of Twenty-One by a vote of his classmates, which without doubt you will heartily endorse after noting his features of classic mould. Unfortunately maroon ink cannot convey to you an idea of his complexion, which, could it be faithfully reproduced in print, would make a splendid ad for Pompeian. But ’tis vain for you to reach for bow and quiver, ye fair huntresses— ’twerc little use to fare forth in search of a stag that has already been brought to earth. “Bill” has already invited many of us—not to the wedding, but to little suppers after be has feathered his nest.
The duties of a prospective benedict have not at all interfered with “Robbie’s” progress in his studies. With the able assistance of his man Friday “AT Sattler- he finished the requisite number of Physics experiments in record time. Never, however, did be let Physics Lab interfere with his weekly pilgrimages to the Castle, whence he was wont to convey a load of loveliness to their homes in the metropolis in his Camel Car—so-called because air-cooled and water-scorning.
To the disappointed damsels who have skimmed the pages of this book till they came to this sketch of our Adonis, let us whisper a word of advice. Why not try your wiles on “Jimmy” Murphy, “Bill's” closest rival in pulchritude, whose noble features you will find delineated a few pages back? For, as we intimated before,, the Beau Ideal of the class has already found his Belle.
JAMES J. RYAN, B.S.
Stratford High School
Vice-President Athletic As-oc., (4); Basketball Squad, (4»: Freshman Basketball, Captain Class Baseball. (1).
"Time has not crop! the ruses from your cheek." Moore.
WE can hardly realize that there was a time when we didn't know “Rosie," and yet it's just a short lour years since we made his acquaintance. “Rosie" is just that sort of a fellow, if you know what wc mean. You meet him fox the first time, with his penial nature, hi $ ever-present smile and his effervescent pood humor, and before you leave you feel that you’ve known him all your life. His disposition is just as sunny as his smile. o matter whether Dame Fortune is 'bowing all her dimples or whether she wears her blackest frown, you can always depend on “Rosie’s” cheerful laugh to master the situation.
But he can do many other things besides smile. Rack in Freshman he was one of the mainstays of the class basketball team. He held down the position of guard very creditably throughout a liard-loughl season. As a further proof of his popularity we merely point to the fact that he is Vice-President of the Athletic Association.
And just because of his upright character, his ability and his ready smile, we think that we are safe in saying that bis prospects for success in life are all that his nickname implies- Rosie.ALBERT J. SATTLER, A.B.
Assoc. Editor, Maroox.
' 1 hone, a horse, my kingdom for a horse."
FOR eight years “AT has every day permitted the “L” to take him from the Hub of the Bronx to the gates of Fordham. Seldom has he missed a day—hardly ever has he fallen below the honor mark in his studies. For some time his quiet ways and attention to his studies led us to believe that “AI" might go up the river (not to Sing Sing, but to St. Andrew’s), but it seems that we were mistaken.
The quotation heading this sketch of “AIV’ career has a significance that unfortunately will be understood by only a few. It does not refer to the use of “ponies” in class, for “AT has probably used that sort of equine less than any other member of the class—and needed it less. It docs not refer to his future occupation. and imply that he will bp a horse doctor or follow the horses in any way. Rut it has reference to the peculiar lact that any fellow who talk with “A ” for live minutes will find him constantly referring to horses. We do not believe he speaks of them when conversing with the fair sex—doubtless feeling that girls would not care for the introduction of such a topic into the conversation.
We are not sure what “AP will he. hut we do know what he is—one of that abhorred and maligned specie —Landlord. It seems that his position is no bed of roses. For his tenants are mostly of the sort that vigorously resists any seeming intrusion on their rights and pocketbooks. Remember, however, that “Al” goes to Fordham. and that his education here should well equip him for such an affray.JOSEPH J. SEXTON, A.B.
oc. Editor, Fordham Montldy, 4i; Assoc. Editor, Maroon, (I).
"In arguing, too, the parson ou-ned his skill."—Goldsmith.
. TOE” is another of those who have been with us only one year. We wish he I had been a Fordhamite for eight years, as we have. For then we would have
had the benefit of eight years' acquaintance with a deep thinker, a witty conversationalist, a convincing speaker and an entertaining writer.
His poems, which are real poems of the intelligible, appealing kind, and not a mere jumble of high-sounding phrases, have won him a well-deserved place on the staff of the Monthly, and his contributions to the Antidote that appeared over the pseudonymn of “The Parson” have considerably strengthened the effectiveness of that sure cure for the blues.
But we are most grateful to “Sext” for his splendid work as an Associate Editor of The Maroon. He accepted the largest and most difficult assignment without a murmur and was the first to hand in his copy. This despite the fact that his afternoons arc devoted to storing away reams of legal learning.
It seems that "Sext" intends to devote his career to keeping the scales of justice balanced—in favor of his clients. A hard worker, a clear-thinking logician, and an able speaker, there is no reason why he should not succeed.JOSEPH W. SINNOTT. A.B.
Si. Prtrr’s Prrp.
Si. Peter s College. «1); Dance Coniin.. (2); Smoker Comm.. (3): Class Hase-ball, (2).
"Uelude, tipres Vamour, est • meilleur dts Maux.”—l)elavigne.
rpilE casual reader pausing in his perusal of this l ook may note on the grave I countenance above an absence of the “cartwheel" tortoise-shells alTected by the ultra-student type, and in consequence usually worn by little “Joe." The gentleman in question is a real student. Note that this is stated in a single, hard-fact sentence, just as one would say “A horse has four legs." He is a student not only in appearance but in reality as well. Put probably “Joe" had a fear of appearing under such “unfavorable" light, and was prompted to lay aside his glasses.
“Joe" hails from Bagdad-on-the-Tube, otherwise known 'see Rand-McNally) as Jersey City, the land of mosquitoes, politics and 2.75. He first ventured to the Big Town about two years ago. when he came to us in Sophomore and in his quiet, unassuming way, won a warm place in our hearts.
We energetically endeavored to gather some potent facts of “Joe’s” doings in Jersey, we labored under the erroneous suspicion that he might likewise scintillate in the social sphere—yet we have a latent suspicion that “Joe" may be playing “cosy." How about it, “Joe”? He likes athletics, books, and studies. He is also fond of— well, as we said above, we are not sure, but he wears bow tics and patronizes “Joe” Brooks.
He comes from St. Peter’s, who feels justly proud of him, and we know' that Fordham will in future point with pride to “Joe" Sinnott.St. Peter's Collepe, (1): Hockey Team. (3, 4); Smoker Committee, (3).
JAMES A. TUMULTY, A.B.
St. Peter's Prep.
"The art of making much show with little w
44 TIM” is one of the immigrants from the rebel town of Jersey, the home of I politicians and "four per cent.” He came to us from St. Peter’s College in Jersey to join the S. A. T. C., and has since cast his lot with us.
“Turn” is quite an enthusiast on automobiling and motor boating. If you were to ask him how fast he usually travels when motoring his answer would make all speed records and the law of gravity negligible. Ask him about his motor boat and immediately he will show you a picture of it; but if you expect an invitation you will keep right on expecting.
‘"Jim’s” favorite fruit is the raspberry. He has the distinction of being the only member of the Class of Twenty-One who carries a geology laboratory on his hands. As a salesman he has no equal. Ties, jewelry, autos and diamonds are his specialties; but as yet he has had no sales. His favorite motto. “He who perseveres will succeed,” imbues him with the hope of making a sale some day.
When “Jim” takes the floor at class meetings he is the recipient of a “grand razz,” not that he is unpopular, but because of his unique faculty of being out of order. As an orator he has few peers, and as an elocutionist he ranks among the best, lie is always talking; in fact, he can say more about a subject on which lie has next to no information than the average individual can say about his pet line of endeavor. “Jim" has political aspirations, and we expect him to become some day a Jer ev
leader.CASPAR B. UGH ETTA, A.B.
Clas Football. (1)
"Love is a child that speaks in broken language,
Yet then he speaks most plain.”—Dryderu
Cl ASPAK, alias “Babe.” probably possesses the distinction of having more nick-. names than any other member of the class of Twenty-One. When we call him “Babe" he is passive—he has learned after many years at Xavier and at Ford-ham to suffer the indignity of so diminutive an appellation. When “Pat" McCann calls him “Gyn" he is perturbed, but prudent in protesting. But when any of us call him “Wop,” then it is that the metaphorical fur begins to fly.
We can prove “Babe’s" musical talent and his sound business sense by an incident that exemplifies both. Last summer he and two of his cronies were possessed of a desire to breathe the fragrance of the mountain air. Expense was the one difficulty to be surmounted—but “Babe" soon had his plans laid. The trio accordingly journeyed to the wilds of the Adirondack's. There they hired a sizeable bungalow, and throughout the vicinity they advertised weekly dances to be held at this small but attractive cottage. The summer boarders, sick of attempting to glide on rough boards to the time of a squeaky phonograph of the vintage of nineteen hundred. eagerly flocked to the cot of the trio, who furnished them with real music, and with refreshments, the exact nature of which we have not been able to ascertain.
Caspar received many votes as the best conversationalist in the class, but with the modification “when talking to Her." We want to assure Her that when anything moves “Babe" to discourse at length, it must be a topic that interests him deeply.WILLIAM A. WARD, A.B.
‘ vox populi”
St. Peter’s Prep.
St. Peter's College, (1); ssoc. Editor. Maroon, (4); Commander, Fordliaiu Post, American Legion; Pres. St. Vincent dc Paul. 4 ; Chairman ilani|iiet Committee (4)
"tret and fair discussion will ever be found the firmest friend to truth"
IRISH to the defense—I deny the arguments of the opposition—I fail to recognize the authorities they mention—I offer MV opinion of what the truth really is! The scene is laid at any moment of the voluntary debate at any or all the meetings of the St. John's Debating Society. The speaker, or rather orator, is none other than our own W illiam Ambrose Ward, the noted constitutional authority and amender of the above mentioned organization.
But “Bill” scintillates in other lines of endeavor—the Fordham Post of the American Legion owns him as its commander. This presages that he soldiered. Many months of service in France were his with the Twenty-seventh Division. 'Bill's" advent to Fordham occurred at the outset of the Junior year. He immediately entered heart and soul into every college activity, became noted for his zeal in class deliberations, and is the official class photographer. He was intensely active in the drive for the memorial Gate, and the St. incent de Paul’s Society received no small share of his energetic efforts.
“Bill claims St. Peter's as his prep school Alma Mater, and while at that institution he laid the foundation of his career in public speaking. A good scholar, a generous classmate and a man of character, “Bill " will some day carve for himself a niche in Fordham's Hall of Fame.JOHN F. WHITE, A.D.
Si. Peters Prep.
St. Peter's College. (1) ; Dance Comm., (2»: Cjp and Gown Comm.
"A good husband makes a good wife anytime. —Farquhar.
.(. T ACK” is another graduate of St. Peter’s Prep who cast Itis lot with us in our [I Sophomore year. Without any scruple he had accepted a prep school diploma and entered the College of Orators. During his Freshman year he was a member of the class baseball and basket ball teams, but upon entering Fordham after a few months in the S. . T. C. his activities were turned in another direction. For then “Jack” began to use the basketball court for dancing rather than for their primary purpose. His love of tea. his admirable performance of Parlor Duties, and his fidelity led his classmates to confer upon him the distinction of being the most marriageable member of our illustrious class. For the few of us who have had his pleasant association for many years, this phase of “Jack’s character was not entirely unknown, and it is quite evident that his new classmates were not slow in unearthing this quality of his.
John with the greatest regularity upholds the reputation of St. Peter’s for tardiness, although his plugging ability is well known to the class.
Such is the character of this classmate of ours, and whenever we choose to scan the pages of this book the memory of “Jack’s" ChesterficIdian politeness and his generosity will ever be a pleasant reminder ol our association with hint at Fordham.HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1921 FROM OUR ENTRANCE AS FRESHMAN TO OUR LAST DAYS AS
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Vice-President ..........................................BOURKE C. DONNELLY
Secretary .................................... MYLES B. AMEND
Treasurer.................................................GILES M. WETTERER
OUR perception of time, as our psychology professor has taught us, is indirect. We know it by means of events, and hence it is that a year that is crammed with events seems longer than one of more even tenor. It is for this reason that we cannot open our class history with the time-honored and trite clause, “It seems but yesterday when ----.” Our college course, varied throughout, and inter-
rupted by the war, justifies rather the exordium, ‘it seems aeons ago when first we trod the winding path that leads to Rose Hill.” One glance at our list of “Ex-21” will convince you that our college course has borne the aspect of a long and hard campaign, with many a fatality. All of those who left after Freshman for sterner tasks returned, indeed—but many of them not to Fordham. Others, after their return, found it hard to settle down to humdrum student life—and after a vain effort gave it up at or before the end of Junior year.
But we face another difficulty in beginning. For when we say that “we” first arrived here four year ago, “we” includes but a small part of our number indeed. For Fordham’s Class of Twenty-One resembles New- York, so largely is it composed of immigrants. Nearly half of our personnel is numbered by those who joined the ranks in Sophomore as refugees from Jersey, or in Junior as pre-law students, or who did not realize till their Senior year that Fordham was the only place for them.
On our first day in Freshman (referring to us veterans of four years), we were divided into two sections. One was presided over by the Reverend John A. Morgan, S.J., the other by Mr. Joseph A. Mulry, S.J.—neither of whom, by the way, is now at the college. Our mathematics course was given by Mr. Louis J. Repetti, S.J., and history was rendered interesting by the wit and wisdom of the Reverend John F. X. Murphy, S.J.—two more who have left for other parts.
During this year we absorbed a greater or less amount of Latin, and Greek or Chemistry, according to our course and our temperament. But far more important in our estimation was the poetic training we received; many of us learned to write, and all of us to appreciate, poetry. Mr. Mulry was encouraged by our success in this line to institute a Year Book of Poetry, of which but one copy appeared, and which he no doubt still treasures as proof of the coaching he gave our youthful Muse.
Our class officers for the year were, “Frank” O'llare, President; Bourke C. Donnelly, Vice - President; Myles B. Amend, Secretary; Giles M. Wetterer, Treasurer. The President and the Treasurer are no longer with us—but embezzlement was not the reason for the latter’s disappearance, for there was nothing to embezzle. The football team of the Class did nobly, suffering but one defeat; the baseball team also had a creditable record. But the Freshman Basketball Team—a new venture— is our great athletic boast on which Grote. Ryan. Kiely, Kelly and Donavan starred.
As a means of uniting the two sections, a smoker was held in December. The purpose was well accomplished, and all of us became apprised of the hypnotic skill of “Prof.” McIntyre and the dramatic ability of little Frank Galuzzi. We regretted the absence of both these men the following year, for from that night on we were often entertained by “Mac’s” plantation songs and stories rendered in his lazy Southern drawl, and by the romantic adventures of the midget, “Frank.”
There is an old saying to the effect that the happiest nation is the one that has no history. Our Freshman Year, however, would have lost half its happiness were we deprived of our history classes presided over by Father Murphy. It was there that the first meeting of the class as a unit occurred; it was there that our humorists first budded forth, encouraged by the sallies of our reverend professor himself. Not that we wandered from the prescribed course of study the anecdotes were all historical, and we received the “inside dope” and hidden meanings of many an utterance of our noble Roman authors. Doubtless it was the familiarity with the old boys thus engendered in Us that has borne fruit in “Joe” Panuch’s sidesplitting satires on the life of the old pagan days.
Among those who deserted us at the end of Freshman Year were “Ed" Purcell and “Harry” Fagan, both of whom were giaduates of Ford-ham Prep. “Ed” has starred for the past three years on the track team of Massachusetts “Tech”; in features and in
82voice, as well as in athletic prowess on the cinder path, he bears a remarkable resemblance to our own “Ray” W hearty.
Teamed with “Ray” what an as set “jtil" would have been to our track team! “Harry” Fagan accompanied Purcell to M. I. T., whence he will soon graduate with the mystic degree “E.E.”
Two other early depar tures were those of “Hal' Butler and “Frank" Murphy, both of whom showed early poetic promise an wou ia e been valuable assets to the Monthly and the Maroon. Hal •- poetic inspiration
could usually he traced to Service, but his humor was absolutely original and inimitable. Despite his poetic tendencies, “Hal” is now engaged in the sordid activities of the “Change.” “Frank” Murphy is now one of a chosen few seminarians who have been sent to Rome to study theology.
“Jim” Austin, who came to us from Xavier, small though he was, always maintained a soldierly bearing, so that we were not surprised at the end of the year to learn that the following year would find him a “plebe” at West Point.
Our parting that June was fell more keenly than is the usual Commencement Day leave-taking, for the next fall, we knew, would find most of us in service, making history instead of studying it. The Commencement crowd was not as gay as usual; the words of Father Mulry, then Rector of the College, fearless though they were, expressed a realization of all the parting might mean. The feelings that were experienced on that afternoon three yeais ago were a forecast of those with which we will greet that momentous Day which is now so fast approaching.
The fall found in the service all that had passed the required eighteen years on this earth and were physically lit. Many returned to Fordham to he trained for
commissions, hut it was a different Alma Mater, grim and warlike, that greeted us. The “gym had become a mess hall, the hall field a drill ground, the “store” a canteen, and the dormitories, barracks. The building known as the tennis house in the piping times of peace became a guardhouse grim. Verify Sherman was right!
President..........................BOt'RKE C. DONNELLY
Vice-President...........................JOHN J. MEEHAN
Secretary.......................................JOSEPH L. HOEY
Treasurer......................................LEONARD A. KIELY
NO history of the Class of 1921 can be complete without at least a casual reference to that much misunderstood organization, which would, we insist, have won the World War—the late lamented S. A. T. C. These hieroglyphics, whose true meaning has always bordered on the mysterious, appear to have haunted the history of Twenty-One since its Sophomore year, and have left an indelible mark thereon. At the close of Freshman year many of us found ourselves asking the question. “Should we enlist or continue our course of studies at Fordham?” Many had already enlisted in the army or the navy, but the majority were still hesitating, uncertain whether their duty lay at home with their Alma Mater, or at the front with the colors. Then came the War Department’s announcement of the inauguration of the S. A. T. C. system, which gave to the students of America an opportunity to serve their country by preparing for commissions in the army or the navy.
We of Fordham joined the unit organized within our college walls and were joined by many from Brooklyn, St. Peter's and other colleges and high schools in and around New York. Here, under the tutelage and the guardianship of the dearly beloved and revered second lieutenants who had graduated from the Plattsburg Training Camp a month before, we trampled, beneath the endless tread of our hobnailed brogans, the green fields of Fordham—guarding the camp against unseen enemies and hidden spies, charging against columns of stately trees and viciously bayonetting the empty air!
The fortress of Fordham was well guarded against the assaults of the A. W. 0. L.’s and many of us were caught in the net of the redoubtable Fordham guard. But “A kingdom divided against itself shall fall,” and so it was that the Fordham S. A. T. C., fighting courageously against the A. W. 0. L.’s, soon rang its own death knell. In the midst of our dreams of the drill grounds at Camp Fremont, of the booming artillery at Camp Taylor, and of the popping machine guns at Camp Hancock, the end came; on the twelfth and thirteenth of December, 1918, the S. A. T. C., having for two and one-half months fought the good fight, was disbanded, and its members were lost in the whirl and bustle of civilian life.
When the college reopened on January 6, 1919. after having been garrisoned
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for almost three months by the student-soldiers, the personnel of the Class of Twenty-One was considerably altered. Some members were still in the different branches of the service, awaiting their final discharge; this loss was remedied by the arrival of a formidable delegation from St. Peter’s College. Jersey City, all of whom had seen service either in the Fordhain S. A. T. C. or some other branch of the army or navy. With this promising increment, the Class of 1921 received a new lease of life and entered upon its Sophomore year, a year fraught with innumerable difficulties, both because of the brevity of the time and the importance of the subjects to be studied.
As in Freshman, the class was divided into two sections, Father Farley wielding the professional sceptre in Section A. and Father Oates swaying a similar wand in Section B. I ndcr their able guidance, the class made up for the lack of intensive study for which the S. A. T. C. was noted. The mysteries and the intricacies of Cicero and Demosthenes were slowly unearthed.
The brave jockeys of the class, what praises can be sung in their honor! How the boys could steady their steeds, as they rode in unexcelled gallop through the Roman forum at the heels of the invincible Cicero and the unconquerable Horatius Flaccus! Verily, the entire Class of Twenty-One had betaken itself to that refuge of sinners, the saddle, well intending to course through the Sophomore year in defiance of all speed laws. The jocose and humorous (George Hayes, now an ex-21, the collegiate ‘‘Ed ’ McGurk, the demure Roman Ughetta, and others of a like calibre, are examples of what men will do to defeat the eminent Tullv. Unable to obtain “steeds," as the humor went in those days, these gentlemen secured “Tin Lizzies” in order to enter into the Latin heats in the Forum. Should the rumor be founded on fact, their manner of translating is explained, for a “Tin Lizzie will stall for time now and then.
And the Greek Class!
Demosthenes, statesman of ancient Athens, what sins were not committed against thy fair name? Thou, the unconquer-
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able politician of Attica! And yet we attempted to defeat the very purpose for which speeches delivered! For were these addresses not handed down to harass and tantalize the student of the twentieth century? Still such eminent equestrians as McDermott, and Meehan tried to oppose their lame steeds to the Athenian Democrat. By far the greatest source of goodfellowship during our Sophomore year was the historx class.
The officers of the class for the year, elected in January, were Bourkc C. Donnelly, President; John J. Meehan, Vice-President; Joseph L. Hoey, Secretary, and Leonard Kiely, now an ex-21, Treasurer. Only one social event, a dance at Hotel Bretton Hall, marked the calendar of the year; this affair proved successful.
In discussing the different events of this year, there arises in the writer’s mind the memory of that well-fought and stiffly contested boxing bout between “Fearless Frank” Galuzzi, of Twenty-One, and “Bobby” Eustace, ’20, the “Battling Duke.’ As this momentous pugilistic affair happened to be the continuation of a more or less bitter feud between the two contestants, and as the paperweight championship of Fordham was at stake, the event was heralded far and wide, and on the campus partisanship and rivalry was rife. The bout resulted in a draw, yet as “Frank” did not return to Fordham for his Junior year, “Bobby” averred that he was “yellow” and claimed a victory by forfeit. We, however, arc confident that “Fearless Frank” had no dread of the fistic prowess of the “Duke.”
Unfortunately no other events, social or otherwise, ol any importance took place during this year, if it so may be called. Numerous class meetings were held, but no action could be determined upon, due to the uncertainty of the conditions following the armistice. The men from St. Peter’s and Brooklyn Colleges, however, despite the lack of class affairs, soon became acclimated to the atmosphere of Fordham, and before the end of Sophomore year the ties which united the class were just as strong as if all had been old Fordham men.
President..........................HAROLD J. KEOl'GH
Vice-President.....................FRANCIS T. CALLAX
Secretary..............................JOSEPH L. HOEY
Treasurer............... DENNIS P. COLEMAN
AS we swaggered along the elm lined lane at the beginning of our Junior year, the leaf laden Autumn breeze whispered that we were “Upper Classmen” and our faces assumed a dignified and serious expression a we condescendingly nodded to the “youngsters.”
In primis we elected the peerless “Hal ' Keougli as Gubernator, with “Frank” Callan, “Dinnv” Coleman and “Joe” lloey to assist in guiding our class destiny; the diplomacy they exercised during the year stamped them as geniuses—nothing less. But even the excitement of an election could not dampen our scholastic ardor, and with industry characteristic of Twenty-One we waded into the quicksands of philosophy which were soon over our heads. After a week of exposure to this study we were expounding doctrines of our own. the iconoclastic tendencies of which might be attributed to the fact that there were still a few details which we had not yet mastered. Consummate philosophers that we were, we realized the psychological benefits of a change, and one evening in early January we laid aside our Scholastic robes and study pipes to produce a smoker that was “unparalleled at Fordham”—to quote our guests, the Seniors. Through the kindness ol Mr. Basso, several Settlement House boxers gave clever exhibitions, but just to illustrate the versatility of Twenty-One “Jim” McGarvev donned the mitts and sparred a few rounds with one of the strangprs. The offerings of the professional talent were well received, but they were put at a disadvantage by following our own "Joe’' Curry, who obliged with a few Irish song and dance numbers. In another song ’’Luke Moran shared the blame with “Joe.” After—fortunately after—this number, refreshments were served and smokes distributed.
On the heels of this diverting evening came the ominous “Midyears” and—to use the trite expression—a “perfect Specimen” which caused our genial professoi to smile complacently for the balance of the year. Those who were fortunate enough to be granted an opportunity to display their knowledge and in a small way recompense Father Mahony for his untiring efforts surpassed our fondest expectations.
Of course the event of the year was the Junior Prom, which took place at the Biltmore on the evening of February the Sixth. On that momentous occasion Nature,
89sensing the importance of the affair, donned her beautiful glittering robes of snow and thus caused the City’s traffic activities to halt in our honor. However, unromantic souls that we were, such an honor was not appreciated, and in lieu of thanks the weather man was showered with “Irons” and wishes that he would have to spend the rest of his days in Jeisey—and a New Yorker cannot conceive of a more horrible curse than that. In spite of the adverse weather conditions, the main ball-room was comfortably crowded, and such a gathering of feminine pulchritude will never again be seen. Possibly it was their natural color, probably the cold evening air caused their high color, and perhaps it may have been something else, but at any rate, we overheard a remark that the fellows looked “just darling." At midnight supper was served in the Banquet Hall, and later we returned to resume our Tcrpsichorcan efforts at the expense of the “sweetest girl." As the chimes were striking the hour of three, the chef d’orchestra, in a truly climactic fashion, blended a modern waltz into the beautiful—yet unwelcome—strains of “Home. Sweet Home.”
With the exams and the Prom a matter of the past, our attention turned to the diamond, and no class was more faithful than Twenty-One in “boosting” the team. The game with the Giants found a goodly number on hand to cheer the team’s efforts, led by “Jimmy” McGarvey, who, despite the wintry blasts that swept the Polo (wc then thought them polar) Grounds, was attired in flannel trousers of a dazzling whiteness, and a nonc-too-warm maroon sweater. “Jimmy’s” spirit was contagious. and the crowd soon warmed up, despite the chilling reception the Giants stave our heroes. Two days later fully a dozen of our number "barneyed to New Haven to see the Yale game.
They offered to bet their carfare home on the team, but the boys from Eli were too “wise.” and refused to bite at the offered bait. Anyhow we did not have to ‘barney” home, at least not those who had anything to bet.
Soon came the ill-fated West Point trip, the final ex-
aras, and the year was over.
About the time of the pilgrimage to the Point, the Maroon of Twenty was published. It prompted us to attend to the matter of our own 't ear Hook, and it was decided to hold the election of the Editor and Business Manager at once. “Joe”
Hoey was elected Editor and “Joe "Prisco. Business Manager.
The election of officers for the next year soon followed.
"Dimp” Halloran was chosen to be our leader in our final year; “Jimmy" Murray. Vice-President; “Dinny” Coleman, Treasurer, and “Bob” O'Brien, Secretary.
Charles Lindquist, reported missing when .Senior commenced, deserves a paragraph all to himself. We will never forget the gasp of unbelief that manifested the arrival of “Elmer." as they called him in class. For he seemed to have just stepped out of a picture—a picture of the typical bird-dog. He wore studious “specs,” carried his books like a plugger. and had the walk of the inveterate “stude.” Imagine our surprise to learn that he served as an M. P. in Paris for some eighteen months,
and that he was far from a bookworm. More than that, he displayed a keen sense of humor and a true college spirit in an “unofficial” paper that he edited and “printed” without any assistance, and which he christened the “Vox Populi.”
Two others who most unfortunately left us that vear were “'rip" Padian and “Red” Hayes, both of St. Peter’s, and both inimitable humorists. It was “Tip”— we can now mention it without getting him into trouble —who added a polysyllabic name of his own creation to the class list. Father Mahoney’s tongue wrestled with its outrageous combination of consonants for a week before discovering that it was fictitious, and that no bearer of the cognomen would ever ascend the rostrum to face his volley of questions. “Red" Hayes is the one who made the expression “Meat Balls' famous at Fordham. His shock of carroty hair and his endless supply of wise cracks are deeply missed by all of us.
President...............................CLARENCE R. HALLORAN
Vice-President............................ JAMES T. MURRAY, JR.
Secretary ROBERT H. O’BRIEN
Treasurer DENNIS P. COLEMAN
AMIDST cheery exclamations of greeting the class reassembled in the sacred confines of the Senior classroom. There was something quite strange about it at first—this being a Senior. A feeling stole over one of elation, of conscious superiority. There was a mixture of awe in it too at the unaccustomed thought of being an upper classman of a great university. But this strangeness soon wore off, we accepted our prestige as a matter of course and steadied down to complete the course so well begun in our earlier years.
We had the, comforting knowledge that we were starting the sail down the last leg of the course under able officers. “Dimp" Ha Horan assumed command and the voyage started. We always knew that “Dimp”’ was a wonder on the gridiron and the diamond but until we saw him in action we never suspected that he counted an expert knowledge of parliamentary rules among his long list of accomplishments. His energy and good judgment were evident as soon as he was seated in his chair and we realized that if the year was not a success it would not be the fault of our President.
It was somewhat of a surprise to the class to learn that there was to be a new professor of psychology Father Ooghe who had transferred from Baltimore, Md. We soon began to hear about sea-urchins, clavcllina, chromosomes and other equally interesting little playmates. We never knew, until we tried it, what fun it is to take the dear little things apart to see what makes them go. The first exam was somewhat of a shock, some of the boys with delicate nervous systems were weak for several days. The class, however, with its wonted gameness rose merrily to the attack, so that now most of us can name the muscles in a frog’s tail, or describe the emotions which animate an elephant, who has just received three inches of iron prod under the cuticle, with comparative ease. In fact one member of our illustrious ensemble, “Charlie” McNamee, insists on knocking each exam for the proverbial Chinese pagoda. On one occasion, no doubt through overconfidence, he slowed up to a walk and drew down a mere 99.
For sometime the class was considerably worried because of the fact that “Jiss” Pasquale, our veteran class-meeting orator, seemed to be losing his old-time
93punch. At last, however, “Jiss” relieved himself and the boys by cutting loose with one of his classics, leading oil with his justly famous exordium.
Amend has proved during the year that he can do a great many things besides manage a basketball team. One of them is act as beadle. The graceful though dizzy way he has of bringing in notices during psychology has won the admiration of the class. Sometimes, however, answering the door is accompanied by some inconvenience. Miles has startled the class on several occasions lately by being on time for class. There are two theories to explain this, as there are to explain his accustomed tardiness. There are those who hold with our learned professor that Miles is afflicted with a disease of habitual lateness, there are others who maintain that the cause can be traced to a certain “school-teacher.” Those who argue for the first theory say that Miles is recovering from the disease, the others claim that the “school •Tin: three debaters" teacher" has jilted him. But Amend is not the only man who can attract the hoys’ notice. The class has a welcome diversion almost every day caused by “Tam” Dwyer hopping out for a smoke. This is achieved by “Tam” only after considerable trouble in breaking away from his neighbors, and is accompanied by much “razzing” from the disturbed and envious class.
We miss several familiar faces in the classroom this year. Such a mighty man as “Red” Hayes, our well-known hugler and wise-cracker, with his cheering cry of “meat-balls,” is no longer in the line-up.
We were somewhat surprised to receive a visit from our old classmate, “Alex” Klebold, who came up from Georgetown especially to see our far-famed psychology class.
Any history of our last year would be incomplete if it did not contain some mention of the presentation of “Hawthorne of the U. S. A.,” one of the most remarkable productions ever seen at Foidliam. The play was pul on for the benefit of the A. A. with Chris Murray as general manager.
It was on this occasion that “Big Phil” Leddv cast aside the mantle of modesty with which he had enshrouded himself and blossomed forth as the great thespian that he is. Those who have seen the play will never forget the forceful way in which he portrayed the part of the aged king.
- On the opening night the audience threatened to outnumber the ushers at one time, hut the man walked away, lie merely came to the door to inquire about something. I lie famous lines, “Good evening my daughter, how are you this morning?’
94-Al l. HALLOWS"
and “ oui majesty’s horses are slow but fast,” will linger long in the memory of Fordham play-goers. A refactory door in the palace gave his Majesty some little trouble on one occasion, indicating that the court carpenters were not exhausted from overwork.
By this time everyone was looking forward eagerly to the Christmas holidays. Before leaving, however, we bestowed upon our professors several handsome and appropriate presents.
Christmas over, “the boys” came back to the old “Rose Hill Duenna," “all set” for the Anal spurt for the commencement wire. The enemy raised his war cry “Sensuous Appetency” together with “Locomotion” and others but it was no use. The thoroughly aroused class girded up their loins, and smote the minions of Psychology for a goal. The rest of the “Mid-term” exams were child’s play to intellects such as ours, and hv the middle of February everything was rosy and the “Dip” looked as good a- if it was lucked away in the back pocket of the toga.
Bight here the Prom “happened.” and then the godlike Senior class was very well represented. Men like Donnelly, de Pasquale, Panuch and O’Brien contributed much to its social if not financial access.
The boys acquitted themselves nobly- actually acted as if they were used to the formal garb!
Do or die, that’s our motto!
The Prom over, there -miscellaneous
came Lent and a period of
smokeless Ashy abstinence which so lowered the morale of the class that a few lusty exams in the “homewrecker” Psychology almost robbed us of that elusive thing which “Joe” Prisro calls “da pigskin” and the more erudite faculty term the degree. But that latent “never-say-die” spirit, which is the property of every Senior, once more asserted itself, and when the smoke of battle cleared away each man had his little. 60% chalked up and in those days 60% looked like a million.
Before the end of the Lenten season the class held one of their usual “snappy”
95meetings whereat it was agreed on to “float"’ a Senior Ball, as the fitting climax to what augured to he a dazzling college career. As usual there were those who clamored for a “Beefsteak.” hut President I lalloran put the soft pedal on these Bolsheviks by
appointing a Ball Committee headed by the versatile Panuch. Two assistants, de Pasquale and Donnelly, were appointed to look after the class' interest in this weighty matter, and incidentally keep a weather eye on the chairman. As we go to press we arc all hut blinded by the prospective success of the Senior Ball.
Before the meeting adjourned the Moderator of the Debating Society tripped in, and made an impassioned speech urging the Seniors to attend "cn masse” at the L. of P. debate, clad in “proper attire.” Immediately after his withdrawal the question of “proper attire" was put before the house and strongly debated. McGurk argued that the debate being by every nature a collegiate activity, demanded collegiate apparel. Hence a refreshing golf suit such as he was wont to wear, was the proper caper. Bill Ward, known to all as “Vox Populi,” objected on the grounds that a weighty thing like a debate demanded sober attire, and what was more sober than a snappy pallbearer’s outfit? The argument grew hot and finally “Dimp” Halloran tuled that each man could attend garbed in such attire as his own personal criterion deemed “proper,” but that sweatshirts and 0. D.’s were excluded under any circum-
Easter came, and went and right after came two more months in which there was ample time, to quote the inimitable “Tam" Dwyer, “to juggle the old degree.”
The baseball club “broke out” and our bunch were surely in there headed by the redoubtable “Dimp.” .Next came the college play, marked by the graceful ushering of the Seniors and by the thespian neurasthenics of “Harvev” King and “Big Phil" Lcddy.
By this time the class wras headed down the back stretch headed for the tape labelled Diploma.
As yet none had eased up and it looked as though the immortal class of ’21 would break the wire intact. But you never can tell! So here’s luck—
The future is on the knees of the gods—and we have no desire to steal the gods' act. However you can't keep a good man down, they say, so how can you sit on a class that has hustlers like de Pasquale and McManus, versatile men like Panuch, orators like “Yummy” Meehan and salesmen like Joe Curry? Nay, nay Pauline! It can’t be done! So when the Olympian Jupiter unbends and mutters, “Co to it boys youth will be served—” Let us say “Ta! Ta! Jove old top and— Let’s Go!”
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JAMES J. COLLINS CHARLES W. MAYO
PETER A. COLLINS DAVID F. MULLEN
JOHN C. DELANEY FRANCIS J. MURPHY
EDWARD G. DILLON JAMES A. McGARVEY
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JOHN R. ETCHINGHAM FRANCIS J. McNANAMY
HENRY J. FAGAN FRANCIS J. O'HARE
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GEORGE J. HAYES EDWIN M. PURCELL
JOSEPH J. HOCTOR AMBROSE F. RINN
HAROLD J. KEOUGH LEONARD J. ROONEY
LEONARD A. KIELY ALBERT J. SHEA
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97Thousands of Years Ago
GRADUATIO—EXECUTION DE LUXE—BACCHANAL!
“Mother, meet my friend!”
It was the day of days—the Senior class of the Romans U were about to be graduated. The scene was festive. Bunting had been hung out as freely as wash on Monday. The city had taken out its paint box, and shook a mean powder puff, to make itself pretty in honor of the men that were to receive their pardons from Romans U.
The kith and kin of the graduates were gathered to see the festivities and to attend the execution, Promenada, and Bacchanal which was to take place after the conferring of honors.
“Mother, meet my friend.” It was Cicero, the athletic Senator speaking,— “Meet my friend Clodius.”
But Clodius bashfully hung back, “ Cic, I don’t want to.”
It was no use. Cicero would have his way, he pushed him up—quoth Clo, “How! Lady!”
The lady, eyed Clodius w’ith little favor and justly so, he was not a man to inspire confidence.
“Ah, delighted! Mr. Clodius, I doubt not, is a man who stands high in his studies, and in the opinion of his professors?” She spoke with manifest disbelief.
“Nay, Mother,” replied Cicero somewhat perturbed, “ Tis true that Clodius standeth like a ‘burglar’ with the professors, but he shaketh a mean pair of cuffs. He has not failed in an examination, save once, when his shirt failed to come back from the laundry.”
But, Mrs. Cicero said, “You must come up and see us Mr. Clodius. Really you must! Yes! Sometime in the next twenty years? Really, you must come up to the house,” then turning to her daughter, “Must’nl he Anita?”
“Oh, do Mr. Clodius,” said the young bud, “Do.” “Try and get in!”
Clodius was “going bad” and he knew it, he was beginning to look like a wet rag, and presently informed Cicero that he was going to “make a sneak”—which he did, to the relief of everyone.
“Oh Mother, cast thine orbs upon yonder youth. Is he not collegiate? The one without the headgear.”
“Aye, verily,” quoth Mrs. Cicero, “’Tis indeed a snappy brute! Who is he
“That,” replied Cicero, “is ‘Magnus Ed’ Varsitus—capacity two corks—a mighty man with the ‘tomatoes’!”
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“And pray,”—queried the irrepressible Anita, opening her violet eyes in carefully practised surprise, “and pray ‘CitV who is the youth with 111111? ’
“lie,” whose eyes glitter like shoe buttons? He who wears the massive jewelry? Tis Priscus, of the Stock Exchange—”
“Nay! Nay! I speak of him with the boil on his neck—a most comely youth.”
“ Tis no boil Anita, tis the natural color of the flower. The youth is none but Rupertus Donlius, a rare wit.”
“I have heard of his wit," replied Anita, “is he not Donlius of Gristede's U?” “The same the very man!"
“It is rumored that he crashes the Promcnada—”
“He doth Anita, verily ’tis a gift!”
“Wouldst that I drag them over?”
“Aye Cicero. Rush ’em over!”
Thus bidden. Cicero, the silver-tongued orator, who packed the meanest line in the city, departed to bring the noble Patricians, upon whom was to be conferred, no later than that very afternoon, the degree of Romana U.
He approached the Senators—
“Ave yourself!” they replied.
“What wouldst? 1 did but lend thee three quarta bits at the forum a week ago—What did'st with it? Verily art a free spender Cicero!"
“Peace! Peace! Donlius,” replied the orator, “I come not to borrow money, but to do you honor.”
At this point Varsitus laughed vacantly and asked, “How art hitting them lately, Oh Cicero?”
“Ah Varsitus,” said the orator, “in sooth I am not hitting them at all. But yesterday, at the national games of the Nodes Columbus, I did drop everything, even unto my undergarments.” “Now thou knowest, Priscus,” turning to the beady-eyed Senator, “Thou knowest 1 am no suspicious man, neither do I believe in miracles, so when 1 see Duke Garibaldi make eighteen passes in a row, I think it is time to send for the Praetorians!” He cursed horribly at the thought of his trimming.
“Did ‘the Duke’ Garibaldi clean thee out entirely?”, queried Priscus sympathetically.
“Everything, even unto my class ring, he would not take that.”
“Pray why not?”, asked the trio.
“I know not. The Duke said he was particular as to women and jewelry.” “Verily, Garibaldi is a wisecracker. He is not so dumb as lie looks,” said Priscus.
“No—dumber!”, added Donlius.
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“Bui come worthy Senators. put in Cicero, “come, fain would I knock you down to my family.-
“Nix! Nix! lay off this ‘hack home’ stuff Cicero. What’s the idea anyway?” All the Senators seemed to he averse to the idea of the social function.
“Come Senators, brace up, ye need not hang around! Just for a moment.” At this earnest appeal the Senators relented and consented to hop over and “speak pretty" to Anita, who in the parlance ol the Campus was a “flivver.”
They hopped over—
“Boys,” said Cicero, in his best forensic manner, “Boys meet the family. Family these are the boys—”
The ladies muttered some formalities to which “Magnus Ed,” spokesman for the Senators, replied, “Yeah! Damn Good!”
This set the party at ease. Everybody started talking at once.
“Oh! ‘Magnus Ed.’” cirped Anita. “Dost go to the Promenada tonight?” “Aye lady that I do!.” replied he of the sporty attire.
“Promise me that you will not slop at the Vinum Garages. I too know of your weakness,” tears stood in the girl’s bulbous eyes. A one-eyed man could see that she had fallen for the collegiate Senator.
A terrific struggle seemed to he raging in him. It was now or never—the crisis had come in his life.
“All right, Anita, I won't." he said in a curiously hushed voice, “I won’t.” “Oh. ‘Magnus Ed,’ you hero! Now promise me you will not set nostril to even one cork. Promise me Magnus! Vie must fight this out together! We must throttle this demon"—She was shaking with anticipation.
It was an awful moment.- The man’s soul was in a ferment, smoldering in the crucible of regeneration. On his decision hung the fate of his future, the love of the flat-footed Anita. For a moment it was doubtful, but the better nature in him triumphed. He shook himself! “All right Anita, no corks!"
“My hero!” she cried, and melted in his big strong arms.
It was two P. M. and it lacked but an hour to the distribution of the degrees. The lodge of the Nodes Columbus was dressed up to suit the accasion. Flags of the Republic were hanging from conspicuous places. All around were signs appealing to the generosity of the populace—
“Keep this door open!” “Give till it hurts!” “Open up!” “Don’t be a piker!” etc.
From under the stage wild strains of the Mongolian orchestra imported from Sicily, could be heard. Duke Garibaldi, scholar, athlete, and talented orchestra leader was now hitting up, ‘Fulgcns Oculos, the latest hit from Broadway and 42nd street.
One hundred “big black buddies” from the wilds of 135th Street and 7th
Avenue, were imported especially for the purpose of ushering, and handling coat checks.
In short, everything was “set” for a large night.
Quoth Priscus, the banker, to Hector Macabus, surnamed Virginibus, because of the beauty of his soul, “Looks like we get da Pigskin!” And he rubbed his hands unctuously, as if in anticipation.
“Be not so cocky, good Priscus, it lacketh yet a few minutes from the fateful hour. Gloat not till hast thy ‘pigskin’ safely neath thy belt.” Do 1 speak the truth O Senators?”
“Verily, Quiltius, thou dost! Art a sage in the manners of the faculty!”
“I hear the great Julius will make the presentation speech.” said Macmanus, he of the loud voice in the debating society.
“That he will! Did’st hear how Currius sold the noble Caesar 24 secondhand razor blades?”
“Aye twas a rare stroke. Seldom is it that the great Julius ‘buys anything. Content you. the noble Currius hung it on the great Caesar that time. Methinks Currius could sell ham sandwiches in a synagogue and declare handsome dividends.”
“Aye he could! A rare financier is Currius—”
“But hush tis Caesar!”
“Avast there, ‘Make way for Julius’.” Such were the cries that rose from the multitude. They looked around. Il was indeed the great Julius. As usual he was arrayed in the height of fashion. His four-button form fitting toga and wingtip sandals were “the class.” He wore a snappy herringbone vest of coffee colored asbestos, such as was affected by A1 Jolson; and on his head was a specially constructed rock-proof headgear, as worn by Babe Ruth when passing through 51st., St., and 11th Ave. in short, he was the nattiest dressed Dictator which the city had possessed since old Tarquin wore the purple Tuxedo.
He was accompanied by the usual troupe of Senators, arrayed in the manner of acrobats at Keith’s Riverside. The doors swung behind the procession with a hollow clang. For a moment the great man looked nervous, but he quickly mastered his emotions and mounted to the stage. Loud cheers shook the auditorium.
“Hail Big-Hearted Caesar."
At this moment the Harlem Chapter of the Noctes Columbus hopped up to present Caesar with the brown derby as a token of their appreciation for his good work in crashing the Promenada. Caesar accepted, and with a smile proceeded to say a few thousand words. At this stage of the proceeding a hungrv-looking Mongolian slave leaped up in the gallery and shouted, “Down with Caesar, down with the hard-boiled Dictator! ’ They captured him and tossed him in a caldron of boiling Oleomargarine, and proceeded with the meeting.
103All was hushed when the great Julius was about to hand out diplomas to the men of Komana L. He advanced to the front of the stage and cleared his throat.
“Ahem” He stepped back just in time to dodge an ossified feline, which landed with a dull thud against the scenery and continued its way to the street.
“Aha" quoth Caesar, “compliments of the Morgue.” (in a stage whisper L It was easily seen that Caesar had not counted on the plebeian part of his audience.
Time out was taken while the gigantic Ethiopian ushers collected all extinct animals, garbage, flowers and confetti from the audience. When this was done to the satisfaction of Caesar, he again stepped forward to resume his speech.
“Friends, Romans, Immigrants, Niggers and students, I have a sad mission to perform tonight. As a representative ol the f aculty of Komana U, I am commissioned to inform you that the cargo of diplomas has been wrecked at the house of ‘Home-Brew Charlie of 59th. Street, and Third Ave., and consequently it grieves me to inform you. with the compliments of the faculty of Romana U. that as regards the diplomas, the Class is S. 0. I.."
A Dead silence settled on the house. They could hardly believe their ears. Slowly the realization stole over the dazed minds of the students that they had been gypped again: terrible outcries arose.
“Traitor! Cradle-Robber! Lock the door! Leine at ’em, “Ignite his apparel!” Such were the cries of the thoroughly aroused students who had been dished out of their diplomas. They leaped up on the stage: a frenzied student grabbed him by the throat. Twenty daggers sought his heart, bounced off his asbestos vest. They kicked him in the shins.
“Nix! Nix!”, cried Caesar.
They put a match to his vest. It would not burn, it was asbestos. They took the Mongolian out of the caldron of Oleomargarine, threw Caesar into it. The Oleo melted his asbestos vest. They took him out. They slabbed him, choked him with his olive wreath, deprived him of bis false teeth, set lire to him.
Quoth Brutus, the brute, “He will never juggle diplomas again,” and the crowd answered. “Yea Brutus.” And Brutus shouted. “Romans, the night is young, let us to the house of Callanus!”
“Not Callanus the Mixer?” cried the rabble.
“The very man,” replied Brutus.
“Wilt “buy.” O Brutus?”
This question slowed up the valorous Brutus, but he laughed mirthlessly and said, “Aye, men. ye all know I am a free spender, big-hearted, that’s me all over! In sooth I will buy one round.”
“Yae Brutus! It takes Brutus to set 'em up!” They put out the lights and departed.
When they wr $onc the great Julius picked himself up, dusted himself off.
104and swore solemnly to never again hand out diplomas to any Senior class of Romana U.
It was night. Soft music, and laughter of maidens mingled with the noises of the Roman night!
Broken-hearted by their misfortune of that afternoon, the class of Romana U had decided to ‘step out Some went to the Promenada, others went via gondola to the inum Garage of Callanus, the well-fed dispenser of sparkling wines and froth beverages, who had sworn to “set up” a Bacchanal in honor of the graduation.
Gathered in the party was the flower of Romana I. Chief among them, sat Markus Kearnsius, a solid man of Senatorial mien and domestic habits; next to him sat Jackus Tobius Conwayus, a man of passionate figure, famed for his knowledge of the grocery business; Jissus Pa qualus, the snappy Sicilian; Magnus Ed arsitus, two-beer man de luxe; Panukus, Obrinus and others.
Quoth Tobius Conwayus to Jissus. “1 see not the red-necked Senator in the party, 0 Woppus.” “Content thee, O Jackus, be like he is hanging from a meat-hook. else he is at home minding the bahv, did’sl thou not play cow-pasture pool with him this afternoon?”
“Verily he is a rotten player, he will not he a success.’’
At this point lie is interruped by Markus Kearnsius.
“When I was in Gaul, me and Caesar—He received what the plebeians called the “berry”.
“Did'st pick up any French. 0 Markus.” queried Obrinus, when the laughter
“Nay, Nay! They arc not what they are cracked up to be.” hut at this juncture Yarsitus, who did not have a hat, laughed vacantly and said, “Art going damn good Kearnsius.” Everyone looked around in surprise.
“Thou art not so clever Yarsitus, did’st thou study at Romana I ?”
“That did I,” replied Yarsitus. “I took up Greek. Assyrian, Chaldean. Egyptian—”
“Thou must have run an elevator." replied the witty Kearnsius.
To this Magnus Ed answered, “That was a big number, art going good.”
They arrived at the Yinum Garage of Callanus.
It was an historical place. Bound up with it were the dearest traditions of Romana U. Within its homely walls, poets and politicians had drunk deep of the brew of Callanus. Arguments and elections had been won and lost over its mahogony bar. It was immortalized in song and story. They entered. Spoke Jissus Pasqualus addressing Beer-wolfus Callanus.
“Ave old Tomato.”
But Callanus replied gruffly, “Ave Bums.”
“How art hitting them 0 Padre?” spoke Panukus ingratiatingly, his watery eye fixed longingly upon the bottle behind the fat back of his host.
105“Ask me not how I am hitting them 0 rummy, rather let me warn thee to cease calling up from yonder Drug Store at unseemly hours, art old enough to know better,” grumbling he reached for the bottle; the Senators eyes beamed with delight.
“Here's hoping,” quoth Callanns.
The Senators spoke as one man, “How Padre!
No sooner was the refreshment absorbed than a terrific noise ensued. They looked around. Magnus Ed, forgetful of his promise to the flat-footed Anita, had what was known in the forum as a ‘Snutc full.' They wrapped him in his polo Toga and tossed him out.
A few more rounds of the nectar and the Senators were reciting Homer in the original Greek, but with a marked Third Ave., accent. The hours came and went. Morning found them before the Domus Callanus, in the arms of Bacchus. A passing patrol gondola took them to town. The Praetorians hurled them in the Court-room, where huddled in one corner, was the rest of the class who had been arrested at the Promenada. The doors opened with a hollow clang and in came the Judge. “Good morning Judge,” said the boys. The words froze on their lips. It was Caesar. Not the proud, powerful dictator, but their hapless victim of the day before. He came on crutches and his eye was blackened, but over his face there stole a leer of horrible triumph. The prisoners shook with fright. They cried,
“Mercy?” quoth Caesar, “Mercy, Hell,” DEPORT ’EM ” Africa anywhere, pronto!”
And thus it came to pass in the course of human events, the Senior class of Romana U, started out into the world, not with a diploma and the cheers of the populace, but with a ball and chain and the merry razz of Julius Caesar.
JOSEPH A. PANICH. 21.
106CLASS OF ’22
Secretary.....................................RAYMOND P. WHEARTY
Historian............................................RAYMOND J. KANE
History of 1922
IN the fall of 1913. the Class of ’22 was leading a double existence. Out on the greensward was one-half of them, doing “squads right'’ and tramping up and down Fordham Field. No, this was not a new torture invented for unruly Freshmen by heartless “Sophs.” These were some of the gentlemen of the S. A. T. C. going through the process of becoming officers in the army. Between classes the other half of ’22 looked on quizzically from afar.
Wherefore one half of the class in the army and the other half in school? It was this way. When the eighty-odd prospective Freshmen walked up the elm-lined path bent on registering, they found out that the Great Father in Washington had sent
109a call for all his braves who were eighteen years old or over, and had served their apprenticeship in high school. He wanted to feed, clothe and educate them, and finally give them commissions in the army—and pay them a dollar a day for sub milting to treatment. Needless to say, there was a great furore and much scratching of pens on dotted lines in the scramble to get in. But the infant wonders among the newcomers, lapsing into a reflexive mood, and waxing sorrowful, were murmuring within themselves that it is not always pleasant to be such scholastic phenoms as to finish high school before you are eighteen years old. They were in the act of retreating beneath the elms once more, when there appeared before them the figure of Father Robert Johnson, Prefect of Studies. He halted them, and bidding them to linger longer, gave them his plan. He promised to put them in a class, nay, in a college, all by themselves—and he kept his promise to the letter. Thus it is that the resulting class claims that—in all Fordham’s history—it is the only one that led an independent Freshman life—undisturbed by arrogant Sophomores, “uppish” Juniors, and dignified Seniors.
The new class was called Freshman A, and was given into the care of Terence L. Connolly, S.J., who by injections of Latin, Greek and English, succeeded in helping the child Freshman to fight oil the germ of war excitement, with which the clash of arms and the war whoops of the officers in embryo infected them. These hopefuls led an uncertain life, for the hand of the invader was everywhere felt. They would just be getting comfortable in a new classroom when along would come the ever-commandeering “sojers” and oust them.
It was hard for them, but they set themselves to business immediately by holding their class elections. When all districts had been heard from, this set of officers was announced to the world: Robert Wright, President; Henry Lawrence,
Vice-President; Michael Isaacs, Treasurer, and Raymond Whearty, Secretary.
These war conditions did not last long. Soon came November, and the Kaiser’s extended tour of Holland, which did away with any further need for the valiant cohorts of the S. A. T. C. They were accordingly mustered out and sent to their homes—this in December. But January saw a second invasion of Fordham by the ex-soldiers, this time purged of the “will to conquer” and carrying under their arms tomes of wisdom.
The Freshmen among them were put into a new class designated as Freshman B, with Mr. Edward Sullivan, S.J., at the helm, and a journey was begun which everyone thought was bound to be beset with foul weather, with many a tempest and the possibility of not making port. They had ample reason to think so, upon being required to do a year’s work in a single semester. But the pilot stuck to his course, and so they were surprised with a smooth voyage and clear skies, and port was finally made in June.
Edward Galloway was elected President of the new section. The other offices
went to iiinilio Marchionv, Vice-President; Thomas Hennessy, Treasurer, and Raymond Kane, Secretary.
The erstwhile soldiers of Freshman B were given an early greeting by their associate in Section A. It took the form of a smoker, with movies, boxing, refreshments and all-round cheer. The arrangements for the smoker were taken care of by a committee of which John Marique was Chairman. The smoker was highly appreciated by the new men, and it was agreed unanimously by the veterans that although the “kids” were small in years they were big of heart and broad of ideas. The Freshman class accomplished things that year. Although there was no play, there was a prize debate, and two of our number, “Ray” McCauley and Ambrose Murphy, gained honors. Before we could realize it, however, the exams were upon us, it was early summer, and the year was over—a strenuous one to be sure. The medal in Section A was taken by Raymond P. Whcarty, and in Section B by Charles McDonncl.
Elections were held as soon as the class reconvened in September as Sophomores. Due to the defection of many men, the number remaining had warranted the fusion of the two sections into one, so that but one election was necessary. Edward Galloway was elected President; Timothy McNamara, Vice-President; Albert Hayes, Treasurer, and Raymond Whearty. Secretary. With this business finished, we began to quaff deep of the beakers of Latin, Rhetoric and Greek dipped from the fountain of knowledge by Father John H. Farley, S.J.
A class dance was decided upon for January 13, 1920, and amidst much foot-flinging in one of the ballrooms of the Commodore, the hop passed from a present joy to a pleasant memory. That this libation to Terpsichore proved propitious to the gods wras largely due to the efforts of “Ed” McDonald and his committee, and of “Hal” Horton’s master musicians.
There was another election held in Sophomore. It was the appointing of class officers for the following year, and these were the results: For the third time
“Ed” Galloway was elected President. His assistants were, Vice-President, “Tim” McNamara; Treasurer, Michael Isaacs, and Secretary, “Ray” Whearty.
The play given in 1920 was “The Seven Keys to Baldpate.” and among those selected for the cast was Henry F. Lawrence. “Harry’s” performance in that play prompts the expectation of big things from him in the field of dramatics. “Ray” McCauley and Arthur Lamb, by their superior defense of their side of the question in the prize debate, won not only the prize and the acclamation of the audience, but the gratitude of the class for this addition to its prestige.
Summer was soon with us again, and, sandwiching exams between baseball games, we forever bade adieu to Sophomore and its Latin and Greek. The medal for the year was awarded to Thomas Hennessy.
Juniors! On the down grade of the college course. Some of the boys had begun to think—in fact, that was to be our business from then on we were philosophers. During our first days as Juniors we were confident of our ability to reason
111with tiie best logicians. In our eagerness to prove it we gave our first recitations embellished with all the poetic fulness and rhetorical figures acquired in Freshman and Sophomore. But our good professor. Father Mahony. demanded repetitions in “mournful numbers'’ shorn of all pretense to beauty, beautiful only in their simplicity. They had to be pruned down to simple apprehensions, judgments and reasoning. The first thing we saw when we returned was a band of moleskinned gladiators disporting themselves on the green. Yes, it was tho football team, and prominent among the warriors were several Junior- -Fallon, Healy, Moran, (lately, Vergara and Hill. They made up a good part of the team and naturally we are proud of them. They played a great game.
In the early part of October seven members of the class invaded New England to support the team in its tilt with Boston College. Lured by the spirit of adventure, they took to the open road on the day before the game, and were fortunate enough to he picked up by a motor truck bound for Worcester, Mass. Their “private car’’ reached its destination at -ix a. in. Saturday morning. Tired alter their all-night jaunt, but none the less determined, the sporting septet hit the trail again, and at 2 o'clock were assembled on the side lines at Boston to lend their lusty support to the team. Sunday evening found our venturesome tourists back in town again—all present and accounted for. Those who made the trip were Crabtree. Corrou, Hayes, How ley. Hurley. Marchiony and right, and all voted it a jolly good week-end.
The annual Specimen in Minor Logic look place in Alumni Hall on December 13th. and marked the passing of the first milestone in our philosophic journey. On that day wc gave a public exhibition of what a few months' work in Logic had accomplished, before an audience composed of fair sociologists, and also of Seniors, who took delight in the mental antics of the defenders. These brave men bartered -yllogisms with a formidable array of objectors composed of Fathers Hill, Ooghe and Rankin. Mr. Kearney and Mr. Daly. Father Mahony presided and warded off many a foul blow aimed at bis philosophers.
Due to the resignation of Mr. Galloway, a special election was held and William Hurley was assigned to the vacant office. Another important election was that of the Prom Committee. The engineering of this feat was entrusted to Harold Hawthorn Horton as Chairman, with James Kelly and Nicholas DelRe as the other two members. So now the class continues—in the mire or in the ethereal nothingness, as you will, of ontology, epistemology, and divers other subjects with suspicious names. Our baseball candidates are out there now, with “Tim" McNamara at the van. And, dear reader, one of our number is a champion—“Ray” Whearty, Junior Metropolitan “Champ” at two miles. No doubt there are others among us. developing all the time—hut we have one more year for such outcroppings.
112CLASS OF '23
President........-.............. JOHN V. MULYFA
Secretary.......................PA U L McLOUGH LIN
Historian.......................ALFRED W. BOSER
History of 1923
THE Class of ’23 entered Fordham in the era of reconstruction when college activities were adjusting themselves to normal conditions after the period of the War. The one hundred and twenty entering students infused a new element into Fordham. Whereas in former years a large part of the classes had entered Fordham from the city’s Prep Schools, in September, 1919, fully one-half came to Fordham from outside the city and its vicinity—from the North, South and West. Hence a broader outlook prevailed within the class. Many had seen service in France or “over here,” and these men. too, added greatly to the influence of the class. It was found necessary, owing to the large enrollment, to divide the class into three sections
115under the instruction of Father Oates, S.J., Mr. Edward Sullivan, S.J., and Mr. Terence Connolly, S.J., and it is to these professors that the class owes a large measure of its success.
Shortly after entering, the class organized and chose Andrew McCarthy as President; Robert Mahoney. Vice-President; Joseph Weed, Treasurer, and Paul McLoughlin, Secretary.
Among the great achievements of the year was the Freshman debate with the Freshman of Columbia University. Messrs. McNulty, Galloway and Hamilton comprised the team. The affair was held at Earl’s Hall, Columbia. Although defeated, the Fordham team proved a credit to the class and to the University. In the annual varsity play Messrs. McNulty, Galloway, Hamilton, Liddy and Flaherty all played prominent parts in the cast.
Along social lines the class gave two smokers which were very successful, due in large measure to the efforts of their respective chairmen—Messrs. Mu Ivey and Leslie. These affairs were enjoyed by everyone present and helped to bring the members of the class to that unity of spirit which attended our every subsequent effort. The great social event of the year was the dance at the Hotel McAlpin, arranged by a committee headed by Joseph Weed. The large number attending testified to the very enjoyable occasion. It was a success both socially and financially.
In the early part of the year a Freshman Athletic Association was organized and William Finnegan was elected to be its president. Arrangements were made for Freshman Basket Ball, Baseball and Tennis teams. Under the coaching of Mr. Joseph McAree, S.J., a splendid team was turned out on the Basket Ball court, which met teams from Stevens, C. C. N. Y., Xavier and other schools with success. The victory over C. C. N. Y. Freshman was marked with great jubilation among the members of the class.
A baseball team of real merit was turned out under the coaching of Mr. John Daly, SJ. Manager Griffin arranged a long schedule of games. With “Dick" Mauro, seconded by “Arty” Boutot, in the pitcher’s box, and Kingsley behind the plate, the team was indeed invincible. “Mike” Hayes at first, O'Connell at second, Paul McLoughlin at short, and “Babe ' Williams at third constituted a crack infield. The outfield was taken care of by McSherry, Kenna and Hamilton. Among the notable victories were those over Newburgh Academy, Passaic High and Flushing High. In a game with the Fordham Varsity the Freshman team proved a worthy opponent.
In tennis, under the management of Thomas Kerwin. a fast team was developed. It met De Witt Clinton, C. C. N. Y., Fordham Prep and New Rochelle High School on the court with varying success. Furthermore, members of the Freshman class were active in other affairs and we were well represented on every Varsity team.
Such, then, were the activities of the class in Freshman. Looking back now, we appreciate more fully the endeavors of the three Freshman professors. Father Oates, Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Connolly. To Mr. Daly, S.J., through whose efforts
116the baseball team was developed, a vole of thanks is due; and finally with Mr. Mc-Aree, S.J., who was with the class in every undertaking, it shares its success.
In September, 1920, the divisions of the class were continued as in Freshman. Father Oates, S.J., remained as professor of Sophomore A, and Father Sledler, S.J., and Father Trcacy, S. J., became professors of Sophomore B and C, respectively.
The class organized early. John V. Mulvey was elected President; Robert Mahoney and Paul McLoughlin were re-elected as Vice-President and Secretary, respectively, and John F. McManus assumed charge of the treasury. A platform was adopted in regard to Freshman activities. A set of rules were drawn up and presented to the Freshmen for their observance with the approval of the Prefect of Discipline. The Freshmen were to wear green skull caps on the varsity campus and its vicinity. They were also to wear black ties and observe other minor restrictions. The caps were worn as prescribed, but the rules concerning the black ties were not lived up to until the Sophomores enforced it by forcibly removing ties of other hues. The spirit ran high between the two classe for a time and two massed ‘'battle royals” occurred near the auditorium steps. Owing to the lack of numbers and concerted effort the Sophomores were unable to definitely check the Freshmen at that time. At the Georgetown game the Freshmen paraded in their green caps, leading a nanny, with the boast that they had ‘‘Got the Sophomore’s goat.” However, in the midst of the game, several members of the Sophs seized the goat; a scuffle ensued; the police rushed to the scene, but the goat was gone. After this there were reprisals on each side, such as the abduction of Twenty-three’s President and the immersion of a ‘'Freshie” in the waters of the Bronx River. Then the class organized under Captain Charles Kenna, squads were formed, and a concerted effort to enforce the rules was made. But, just then, the faculty, alarmed at this altogether new state of affairs, notified the classes that all hazing must stop; hence in deference to their wishes, the enforcement of the rules was suspended. It must be added, however, that both the members of Freshman and Sophomore acted in a true spirit of sportsmanship, and during the year these classes have set a splendid example of good fellowship with each other in every undertaking, whether in cooperation or competition.
The rivalry between the two classes in football was very keen. A challenge was made by which the team losing two out of three games should give the winners a smoker. Sylvester Liddy was selected as Manager of the Sophomore team. The Sophs were defeated in two games by the scores of 7—0 and 7—6. Accordingly, the class entertained the Freshmen at a smoker in January at the Fordham Club on the Concourse. A very pleasant evening was spent by the members of both classes. Mr. Field-McNally, an alumnus of Fordham, and John Tocrner of the class entertained with solos. Refreshments were served during the course of the evening. The success of the affair was due to the efforts of the committee in charge—Messrs. John F. McManus, John 0. Turner and Patrick V. Ryan.
A class basket ball team was also turned out and met the Freshman team at
117the 69th Armory. Flans are being made at the present time for class baseball and tennis teams. With most of the members of last year's teams still at Fordham. it is hoped that they will wipe out the defeats in football and basketball.
The social event of the year was the dance at the Hotel McAlpin on the night of October 23rd. The class had as its guests members of the Georgetown and Ford-ham football squads. The affair was a success financially, and let us add, socially. “Joe" Weed deserves praise for his efforts in arranging the aflair. It is the intention of the class to give a dance at a nearby country club in April.
The class has taken an active part in the Student’s campaign of the Greater Fordham appeal. The class as a unit pledged to Reverend Father Rector its moral and financial support. Mr. John F. McManus, the popular class treasurer, was chosen chairman of the Students' Campaign, embracing all parts of the University. Although the drive is not yet completed, the Sophomore class has the enviable record of more than doubling its quota. Nearly ten thousand dollars had been subscribed, and it is apparent that before the end of the drive the total subscription will be well in excess of that amount.
The History class, in which we were united with the Juniors under the able tutelage of Father Millar served as a means of our becoming acquainted with the esteemed upper classmen. Although we outnumbered the Class of '22 by more than two to one, we respected the dignity of their seniority, or rather their juniority, and no civil war disturbed the scholastic union. It was discreet of the faculty not to unite us with the Freshmen; the history of History would have been more interesting and more sanguine.
Aside from purely class activities, the members of '23 have taken part in every endeavor of the University. In the realm of sports it points to Richard Shankcy on the Football squad, and John Mulvcy and John Tocrner as assistants to the manager; Captain Culloton and Edward McMahon on the Basket Ball squad, with “Tom” Kerwin and Joseph Del Signore as assistant managers; William McNulty, John Mul-vey, John Toerner on the track team; “Tom” keresey on the Hockey team; Waters, Culloton. Hayes, Schermerhorn and Shankey on the baseball squad; and “Tom” keresey on the tennis team.
in Debating, Messrs. McNulty and Kenyon represented the class on the Varsity team which scored such a brilliant victory over the University of Pennsylvania on the evening of March 18th. Members of the class have spoken in the Public Lecture groups. In Dramatics, Messrs. I.iddv and Galloway are active. And finally, a large number of the Class of Twenty-Three are enrolled in the Fordham Company of the 69lh Regiment.
On the whole, the year has been very successful; a suitable continuation of the activities of our Freshman year. And it is the determination of the class to continue, and spread that much talked-of spirit that has so distinguished the class of Twenty-Three.
1184CLASS OF ’24
President....................FRANCIS X. DOWNEY
Vice-President RICHARD OBRIEN
Secretary.........................W. R. MEAGHER
Treasurer ....................RAYMOND O’BRIEN
History of 1924
ON September 22, 1020. the Class of ’24 received its first inoculation of the germs of Higher Education. It was a grim, serious-faced band of youths, over-awed by the majesty of their new surroundings and the lofty disdain of the upper class men, that heard in silence the class assignments—for Twenty-Four had been divided into three sections, our numbers exceeding the registration of any previous Freshman Class. With measured tread we marched down the marble stairs and into the classrooms that were to house us for the coming year. With becoming modesty each student sought a rear scat and another chapter of the back row fraternity sprang into existence.
But if we were modest in that respect—and we were— where loyalty to Ford-ham was involved, it was the single, dominating aim ol Nineteen I wenty-Four to ever occupy the vanguard. Nineteen Twenty-Four had determined to leave its impress—as Freshman—on the glorious traditions of the Maroon: that was our objective. Scarce one week had elapsed when class officers had been elected; a few weeks later, to strengthen the class organization and to better cope with our activities, a Freshman Executive Council was chosen by sectional ballot, the members ol which are George Crowley, George Brooks, Raymond O'Brien. Edward Chambers, John McMahon, Bernard Minogue. With that organization we felt that 24 was well equipped to learn the Traditions of the Maroon, and we learned that 2 5 were to be our mentors. Who said that our green caps weren’t pretty?
The lateness of the season precluded the possibility ol a freshman lootball team, with two important results: the abrogation of several Freshman rules by reason of interclass football games, and the concentration of all winter athletic activities on basketball. Due to the splendid work of a hurriedly gotten-together football squad we vanquished the Sophomore team in two consecutive decisively won victories. For this remarkable work the following men of the football squad were awarded their Freshman Letters by Mr. John J. Meehan, President of the Athletic Association, the award taking place at the Freshman Dance, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel: John Fitzpatrick, Captain and Tackle: Crowley and O'Neill, Halfbacks; Carrol and Me-Quade, Ends; Flynn, Middleton, Hannigan. Tackles; Niemeycr, McMahon and Xavier, Guards; Garrity and Porter, Fullbacks; and McAnifT as Quarterback.
The same success, in a modified manner, attended the Freshman Quintet. The energetic work of its manager, Joseph Noble, materialized in a remarkable series of games; N. Y. U. and C. C. N. Y. Freshmen, Princeton Prep, Peddie, Cliffside II. S. among others that appeared on the schedule. With Hannigan as Captain, team after team was met, with the result that now as our season draws to a close the majority of opponents have given way to the prowess of ’24.
As soon as the gentle zephyrs began to blow over the Campus and that strange malady known as “Spring Fever” had appeared in a most virulent form, Manager Raymond O’Brien issued a call for baseball candidates. With characteristic energy he had arranged a schedule of extraordinary worth, having as criterion of excellence games with Harvard Freshman, Yale Freshman and Georgetown Freshman. The candidates who responded to that call were a tribute alike to the manager and the loyalty of “Greena Cappa Fraternity." At present writing it is impossible even to hazard the line-up, but if past success is any canon of future achievement, then we may assert with certainty our laurels on the diamond are assured. Twenty-Four is justly proud of the fact that O'Brien won a place on the pitching staff of the Varsity team.
It is obvious that this athletic prowess of Twenty-Four was simply the overflow of enthusiasm, well directed, nor was this enthusiasm limited to Sports: Social
122activities also felt its stimulating influence. The union of the het-
and bi 10 elements into a Fordham Molecule resulted not from a chemical
erogenous ocial function: the Freshman Smoker held in October at the K. of C.
process j C fame. Cream and cake, movies and music, the inevitable corn-
Hut. o | ||iejr roles and played them superbly that night. That the smoker
CO a ,inr in no small measure to the work of Francis Downey, Chairman was a success is IUL 1 . ... . , . . .
f the Entertainment Committee, but Al s playing and Masterson with Ins rubber
lb a announcer—Masterson we mean, not the derby—cannot be passed over in
The smoker was a splendid all air, but it was only a prelude in a minor key to the acme of Twenty-Four's Social life, the dance given at the Waldorf-Astoria on the ni"ht of December Twenty-Second. Each couple of the more than three hundred that attended left the ballroom enthusiastic supporters for ’24, and many a lordly
“Soph”___they had condescended to attend—silently stroked his head and wondered,
“How do tliev do it?” The decision was unanimous that the Freshman dance was one of the most enjoyable affairs ever given under the auspices of Freshman students.
No resume of our social activities would he complete without a grateful tribute to the sportsmanship of the Sophs in playing host at the smoker arranged by them as an award to the victorious Freshman Football Team. It is unnecessary to add that every member of ’24 enjoyed himself; they learned that night, too, what Fordham loyalty and Fordham Spirit meant. For this most enjoyable evening our grateful thanks are tendered to John Mulvey, President of '23, and John McManus, '23, Chairman of the Committee on Arrangements.
But there is another phase of Twenty-Four’s activities, a serious aspect. In our midst dwell many an embryo Demosthenes, Dickens and Keats. Several distinct achievements have been attained by members of Twenty-Four. Freshmen are well represented on the public lecture groups of the Debating Society: Francis Downey discourses on Capital and Labor, Ccrald O'Brien shreds the Smith-Towner Bill, William Meagher, Joseph Hamilton and Raymond O'Brien are at present engaged in intensive study in preparation for their lecture topics. In addition to this, another honor has fallen to the lot of Twenty-Four. William Meagher was captain of the victorious Junior Varsity Team that met the U. of P. to debate the pernicious Smith-Towner Bill. Furthermore, Francis Downey was alternate of the same team.
In dramatic circles we have not been missing. Prominent in the cast of the A. A. benefit performance were Masterson, Finnegan, Kennedy, Richard O'Brien, McMahon and Amend. At present writing rehearsals are in progress for the Varsity play, Rostand’s “L’Aiglon,” a stirring drama of Napoleon the Third, and again have Masterson and Finnegan, as also Carrol, donned the buskin.
With Messrs. Meagher and Cassidy, Losinskey, Harrington and Finnegan courting Euterpe, and W halen and Finnegan, McCarthy and Brooks aping 0. Henry in the Monthly, Twenty Four gives great promise of enriching the W'orld of Letters and upholding the classical traditions of The MaROON. Another unusual honor hasMAROON
been conferred upon Twenty Four in the appointment of Frederick T. Finnegan as Associate Editor of the Monthly. This is an honor of no mean worth: it is a rare tribute to the man so chosen and its brilliance must impart new lustre to ’24. To our knowledge there have been only two such Freshmen appointments in the whole history of the Monthly.
The activities just recorded may properly be considered as attainments of no mediocre rank but the activity which above all others has endeared itself in the hearts of Twenty Four is the work for “Greater Fordham.” It is almost a year now since first we came to Fordham, a year replete with pleasure and a modicum of grief, a year in which the benignant influence of Fordham, has made itself felt in our lives in a manner that cannot be gainsaid. Each passing day has made us realize more and more the inestimable benefits that accrue from our education here at Fordham has made us intensely anxious that this glorious work under a self-sacrificing faculty be thrown open to all, not restricted to a fortunate few. Mindful of that and the fact that loyalty was to be the keynote of our Freshman year, every man pledged himself to give not only time but also a definite amount of his own personal funds.
Even as our Freshman Year, so this brief chronicle draws to a close, but before wc have written “Finis” let us bask for a few moments in the sunshine of an upperclass tribute to ’24 by quoting from the organ of the School, The Monthly.
“Congratulations are in order for the Freshman class for the splendid spirit with which they have entered on the first lap of the hazardous course that leads to the toga and sometimes to the degree. From the dizzy heights of our own hard won seniority, in the name of students and Faculty we tender our sincerest appreciation our heartiest encouragement.
“A healthy interest in collegiate activities, strong support of the football team, a fine sense of loyalty, and pride in class, has been the creed of every man whose duty it is to wear the cutest of green headgears.”
“So far the class of 1924 has accomplished wonders. This is in no small measure due to the able tutelage of 1923. More power to them. But then the year has just begun, there are so many things to do, and wc hope that the enthusiasm that flames so brightly in the breasts of men now, will not wane as the days pass on.
Our course as Freshmen is nearly run, two short months and we shall be Sophomores. As wc look back on the days just past, we drop our quill and sit back, with honest pride for Twenty Four, in its achievements for Alma Mater. Proud is Twenty Four to be numbered among the sons of Fordham, grateful that its days were spent in the mellow glow of the old Maroon.
Editor in-Ckie f JOSF.P1I . PANUC11, ’21
Associate ROBERT II. O’BRIEN, ’21 ROBERT E. MULLIGAN, ’21 JOSEPH L. HOEY. '21 MYLES B. AMEND, "21
RICHARD L. DEELY, ’22 THOMAS F. HENNESSY. '22 RAYMOND P. WHEARTY, ’22 HOWARD M. WOODS, '23
JOSEPH J. SEXTON, "21
PETER X. McMANUS, "21
Assistant Business Managers WILLIAM F. McNULTY, '23 JOHN V. ML'LVY, ’23
The Fordham Monthly
FORDHAM’S history of journalism offers an interesting account of student endeavor extending over some sixty odd years. The first attempt in the literary field appeared in 18511 under the apt title of the Goose Quill, signed by a mysterious “Ham.” Fortunately for the present writer, there have not been many editors of this kind since. A very short interval of time elapsed before the Goose Quill was followed, successively, by the Scm, Collegian, and The Spy. all of which reached their zenith of popularity before the publication of the first issue of The Fordham College Monthly, which appeared in November, 1882. Francis Dwight Dowley was the editor, and with such great wisdom and foresight did he and his colleagues build the foundations that it has endured—with a slight change in name—until the present day, and not one year has passed in the interim but has seen the publication of the college paper.
Through the many years of college life at Fordham the Monthly has played no hidden part. Whether diffusing sound philosophical principles and applying them to present-day problems, or recording the creative effort of some budding literary genius, it has always served both as an expression of the intellectual development of the students and as an impetus to greater development. Proudly can wc of the Monthly today point to the traditions of the past, and to a long list of eminent men whose names graced the Monthly's pages during their college days. The appreciation and loyal enthusiasm which these men have for the Monthly today is a worthy tribute. It was Dr. James J. Walsh. an eminent lecturer and a writer of national repute, a member of the board of editors in the years '83 and '84, who wrote to us: “I found the Monthly, when I became a member of the hoard of editors, an excellent training school in writing. My work in these two years gave me confidence in my power to express my thoughts on paper. The cold steel glare of the 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. I have been adding to the matter that pours from the press almost constantly for the last ten years, and The Fordham Monthly is primarily responsible for that." And Thomas A. Daly, the famous humorist and poet, beloved of all America, answered his own question: “What has writing for the
Monthly done for me as a literary man? Much, if not everything.”
It was a publication with such standards and traditions as these that we of the Class of Twenty-one were invited to share. During the period when our class was still suffering the traditional ignominies of the lot of Freshmen he who was to be editor-in-chief of the Maroon in his Senior year first burst into print with “The Good Side of Habit,” and so deep an impression did the essay make that the following fall found him on the editorial staff. During his scholastic career at
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Fordham, Hoey has given us work of exceptionally literary merit, not alone in essays, hut also in clever stories and poems of surpassing grace and beauty. It was with much regret that the Monthly was obliged to accept his resignation as associate editor toward the end of his Senior year on account of his extra duties as editor of our Maroon.
The next year saw “Dutch” Panuch, “Bob” O’Brien, and “Rusty” Donnelly recruited to the literary ranks. From the first issue of the Monthly in our Junior year the wisdom of the selection was apparent. Panuch enjoys the reputation of being the most original and versatile literary artist in the college. There have been few issues during “Joe’s” connection with our Monthly that do not owe much to his remarkable work and untiring efforts. His poems and stories lift the soul far above the realm of the commonplace; his editorials, which stir our hearts and stimulate discussion, have earned for him undisputed leadership. As editor-in-chief during his Senior year he has proved himself fearless and able. The secret of his success lay in the high standard of his work. Would that there were more of the kind!
“Bob" O'Brien brought into the pages of our college publication his pleasing style of poetry. During his two years as an associate editor “O'Bie” has honored us with a few excellent essays that manifested exceptional insight and comprehension, and many of his charming poems. We only wish he could have found time to write more, for his contributions of every nature have been of a high standard of literary excellence.
Myles Amend has proved himself a chronicler of no mean ability, and has conducted an athletic column which reflects great credit upon him. He, 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.
We must not fail to note that all the efforts recorded only incompletely above would have availed very little were, it not for the successful endeavors of Peter H. McManus, the best business manager of the Monthly in recent years. With the interests of the paper ever at heart, he has proved himself zealous, untiring, and able. During the four years that the Class of Twenty-One has been associated with the Monthly its circulation has more than tripled, and today it holds a high place in the collegiate literary world.
It is with sincere regret that we write our last few lines for The Fordham Monthly, but at least we have the satisfaction of having done our best in an effort to perpetuate those high standards set by the men who founded it some thirty-five years ago.
li e are deeply grateful to that “spirit" that has moved "Rob" Mulligan to write political essays of exceptional merit.—Editor-in-Chief.
128This year was the fiftieth in Fordham’s dramatic history. It would not be amiss, then, in honor of this jubilee, to pass in brief review the thespian annals of which we are so justly proud.
In the year of Fordham’s first venture into the dramatic field, a programme of three one-act plays was oft'ered, by name “Round the Corner,” “Frederick the Forester,” and “The Irish Lion.” During the subsequent years the ollerings were for the most part Shakespearian, “Hamlet” and “Macbeth” were each presented three times, “The Merchant of Venice” twice, and “Julius Cae«ar,” “Henry the Fourth,” “King John,” “Twelfth Night,” and “Richard the Second” were also produced.
Among other productions in the Dramatic Associations history were “Damon and Pythias,” “Richelieu,” Sheridan's comedy “Hie Critic,” the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, “The Pirate’s of Penzance.” George Broadhurst’s “What Happened to Jones.” and the exceedingly difficult “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” in which Mr. Charles O'Donohue, the Falstaff of former years, played the dual role remarkably well.
In the story of Fordham dramatics two figures stand out most prominently,— T. Gaffney Taffe and Father Thomas Campbell, S. J. It is largely due to their efforts that such a splendid precedent was set for us to follow.
In our Freshman year, “If I Were King,” the play written by Justin McCarthy on the same theme and about the same character as his fascinating novel, “The Glorious Rascal,” was presented, under the able guidance of the Moderator, the popular Mr. Daniel J. Sullivan. S.J. This presentation was rendered notable by the splendid acting of the principal, Mr. Herbert Blancheot. who played the part of the rascal poet, Francois Villon. In this play Twenty-One was represented by Myles B. Amend, who played the King’s barber,—truly a role of importance, for is not that the only person who would dare to take the king by the nose?
In 1919. because of the abbreviated school term wherein we had to complete
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THE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY DR MATIC ASSOCIATION
MR. ROBERT GANNON. 8..!.
PHILIP J. I.EDDY. JR.. ’21
MICHAEL ISAACS. ’22
ARTHUR LAMB. ‘22
S l. ESTER I.IDDY. '23
GEORGE W. KING. JR.. 21
C.II XRI.F.S F. KENW. 23
Stage Manager FRANK J. FAHEY, ’23
Master of Properties W II.I.) f F. DEAN, 24
130a year's work, no play was produced. The term did not begin till January 13th, by which time the cast should have been selected. In the following year, however, the good work was resumed, and the play decided upon was George M. Cohan’s popular comedy, “Seven Keys to Baldpate.” The selection was a happy one, for each player seemed born to his part. Will Twiss O'Sullivan was the evening’s star— oh!—but “Harry” Lawrence ’22 showed the ability that won him the leading role in this year presentation. Again Myles Amend was our solitary boast in buskin, but well may we boast of him. For Myles makes an ideal member of a Cohan cast,—the melodramatic comedy suits him to a “T.’
Not till our Senior year, however, did we make a real trial of our dramatic strength; as a result two of our thespians wron prominent parts in Edmond Rostand’s “L’Aiglon." Owing to his activities as Basketball Manager, Amend was unable to enter dramatics this year, but “Phil” Teddy, who al o starred in the Athletic association play, and George King well upheld the honor of the class. The latter has for two years taken part in the annual Passion Play, “Veronica’s Veil,” produced at Hoboken. Myles Amend, too, is known for his dramatic talent outside of college walls, having starred in amateur productions of “Within the Law,” and “Stop Thief,” in each of which he played the leading role.
The success of this year’s elTorts is largely due to the Moderator, Mr. Robert J. Gannon, S.J., a newcomer to Fordham, who was appointed upon the departure from Fordham of Mr. Sullivan. A better choice could not have been made.—for Mr. Gannon is one of the best-liked and most energetic of the faculty.
L’AIGLON THE CAST
Duke of Rcichstadt...........HENRY F. LAWRENCE, '22
Prince Matternich.................PHILIP LEDDY, ’21
Emperor vj Austria ............. GEORGE J. KING. 21
Prokesh....................... GERALD GALLOWAY, ’23
Obenaus.........................MICHAEL ISAACS, ’22
Flambeau........................JAMES C. KELLY, ’22
From the first glow of his conscious years, hope and ambition surged eternal in the breast of Napoleon II. Imbued with the spirit of his father, flitting visions crossed his fancy, and in his dreams he saw himself supreme, grand resplendent, in the footsteps of the “Little Corporal"—Emperor. But, alas, thwarted but the surveillance of the cautions and crafty Mettcrnich and his spies, opposed by the fears of the procrastinating, though well-intentioned. Emperor, half-IIapsburgh, half-Bonaparte, the wretched lad—L’Aiglon, the Eaglet. Duke of Reichstadt. King of
131Rome—eked out a hounded existence and at last at the tender age of twenty-one brought to a close his feeble life at Vienna in 1832.
The masterpiece of Edmond Rostand, now, a century after the thrilling age of Napoleon, brings before us the hopes and fears and aspirations of this Eaglet s phantom flight—on which the sun of history set before the world could mark its course. Henry F. Lawrence ’22, in the title role, lived anew the corraled life of the youth of Hapsburgh. From the moment of his entree when he confronts the men who spy his every act to the last fervent longing gasp of his father’s name, Mcttcrnich (“Phil” Lcddy) hovers ever in the background, ready to pounce upon his prey. Excellently indeed did Leddy portray the crafty statesmen whose rule swayed all Europe for a quarter of a century. And the short-sighted weak-charactercd Emperor (George King) as haughtily commands respect and begs indulgence as did the sovereign of Metternich’s era. A sight for laughter, which speedily changed to deep respect, the old veteran of a score of campaigns. Flambeau, made his debut as a humble lackey. No praise can sufficiently emphasize the full measure of “Jim” Kelly’s acting to the part. Prokesh, L’Aiglon’s bosom companion (Gerald Galloway), whom the Archduchess reinstates after his banishment by Mettcrnich, plays an important and an excellent part.
In passing let us mention that in this play Arthur Lamb and “Ray” Whcarty, both of ’22, had the honor of being the first students to grace the auditorium stage in female attire.
Sedlinsky confers with his spies who have been watching the Duke of Reichstadt. He falls on his knees to inspect some papers on the floor when the Duke enters and catches him. Almost at the same time the Archduchess appears in anxiety at a report of the Duke’s illness. She is reassured and retires to the background when Obenaus appears to give the Duke his history lesson. The Duke, dis-
gusted with the dissembling, turns on his teacher and relates the facts of an era the knowledge of which (the age of Napoleon I) Metternich has forbidden. After this puff of excitement, all retire except the Duke and Archduchess. Under the pretext of examining a botany book, the Archduchess probes the Duke on his unrest and devines the reason. She gets the Duke to promise fealty to the Emperor and reveals that through her efforts his banished companion, Prokesh, has been recalled. The two (Duke and Prokesh) meet in joyful embrace and the Duke seeks an appreciation of himself and his ability to be Emperor. Matternich enters and discovers Prokesh and the Duke planning a campaign with toy soldiers. He takes
them away and introduces Normonte. He then retires with Prokesh and the Duke
and Marmonte are left alone. They quarrel and Marmonte tells of his plots. Flambeau enters and gives a long speech on the suffering of the soldiers while plotters enjoyed the comfort of palaces. Marmonte retires and Flambeau after humoring the Duke with French trophies and trinkets, bids him conspire immediately for the
French throne. He discloses a plan whereby the Countess Camerata will attend a ball in the disguise of the Duke and the Duke can then escape. The Duke consents Curtain.
The Emperor receives peasants in his courts and hears their petitions. The Emperor and Duke have affectionate scene in which Emperor declares his affection for his grandson. Metternich enters and discloses his plans against the Duke and sways the Emperor from his former state of mind. Angry scene in which the Duke defends the deeds of his father. In a fit of rage he rushes off stage. The Emperor and Metternich continue their discourse and decide to keep the scene secret. Both exit. Short interview between Flambeau and Sedlinsky. The latter retires for the night and leaves Flambeau on guard. Metternich enters unaware of Flambeau’s presence and make some startling disclosures. Suddenly he discovers Flambeau and they are about to fight when Duke appears and averts it. Flambeau retires and the Prince. Metternich shows the Duke his picture in a looking glass and points out his imperfections and the detriments to his being Emperor so vividly that the Duke flings the candle stick he carries at the mirror and breaks it into fragments. Rejoices that the dread vision is gone forever. Curtain.
Prokesh, Flambeau and Duke at scene of rendevous, Wagram. Prokesh and Flambeau talk of battle. Old soldier enters and starts to tell story of battle of Wagram. As they converse, Marmonte enters followed by conspirators. Presently he discovers Archduchess among them and learns of plot to kill him at some rendezvous. He fears for the Countess Camerata who has taken his place at Schonbrun Palace, but all prevail upon him not to go when the Countess appears and tells how she has escaped. Pleads with the Duke to fly. They dilly-dally until it is too late and they arc captured by Sedlinsky and his men. Attempt to arrest Flambeau but he wounds himself and falls on ground. The Duke then orders Sedlinsky away. The rest of the act is simply a rehearsal of the progress of a battle. Flambeau lives out his last agony amid wailing from the plain. The Duke is about to flee into the jaws of battle and death when he discovers the men he thinks his enemies arc in reality his own men, and be is saved. Curtain.
The Court prepares to receive the Sacrament. Just as the Duke receives, open the curtains and reveal him at the altar rail. Someone sobs. The Duke hears it and rushes back immediately to see the Court. He dismisses the Court and, exhausted, lies down on a bed. He grows incoherent.
As he grows weaker lie gives Metternich the story of the birth of Napoleon II (himself) and a k him to read aloud. Just as Metternich comes to the critical part, the Duke raises himself up and gives one last cry “Napoleon!” Then dies. Metternich closes the play with the words, “Clothe him in his Austrian uniform.”
M A R_0 O N
THE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
MODERATOR. MR. EDWARD S. POUTHIER. $.!.
JOHN MUSSIO. P.M.. '21 GEORGE MAHONEY. 23 timothy McCarthy. 23 JAMES DE ROSE. P M.. '22 JOSEPH DELSIGNOKE. 'ZS LAWRENCE DWYER. ’24 JOHN MUCCIGROSSO. H.S.. 22 JAMES BROWN. H.S.. ’23 ALFRED SAVARESE. P M.. :i
THOMAS WHALEN ’24 WATSON BAUMERT. 23 ROBERT NF.SBIT. P M.. ’22 MARK CROWLEY. P M.. ’22 LAWRENCE MITCHELL. H.S.. ’24 LOUIS l.IZO, H.S.. '21 RAYMOND DENNIN. ’24 JOHN LOICONO. H.S.. ’23 VINCENT WOLE. ’24
First Project.....RICHARD M. GROTE, 21
Second Project.CHARLES R. McNAMEE, 21
Third Prefect...........P. J. LEDDY, ’21
Secretary..........PETER X. McMANUS. ’21
Director REV. FRANCIS D. OLOUGHLIN. S.J.
TIIE HARVESTER CLUB
OFFICERS President ... GEORGE W. KING. JIL. 21
Vice-president........RAYMOND P. WHEARTY, 22
Financial Secretary.......GEORGE S. SAUER, 23
Moderator.......... MR. ROBERT J. CANNON, S.J.
MICH has been said and written of Ford ham’s material conquests and accomplishments, the triumphs of the athletic field, the glories of the stage, and the other academic victories. Yet the one institution that will linger vividly in the minds of Fordham men long after all spectacular accomplishments are forgotten is the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin.
The Parthenian Sodality is ‘‘affiliated with the Roman Prima Primaria, under the invocation of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the patronage of St. Aloysius." It was founded at St. Mary’s College, Rayville, Kentucky, on the second of February, 1837, by Father Chazelle. The men at St. Mary’s entered with great zeal into the ranks of the sodalists, complying with all requirements in the most edifying manner.
Seventy-five years ago the Jesuits instituted the sodality at Fordham. It was given a home in the old Rose Hill Manor, where it is today. Perhaps no corner of Fordham holds a more fascinating interest to the alumni than this historic chapel dedicated to our Blessed Lady by her devoted children of the Sodality.
During the directorship of Rev. Thomas J. A. Freeman in 1887 the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the Parthenian Sodality was celebrated and a statue of the Blessed Virgin was erected in the present ellipse behind the Administration Building. The following year witnessed the inauguration of the May Devotions. For more than a quarter of a century the Fordham men have every day of May clustered around Mary’s statue to sing her hymns and listen to a discourse on her virtues, delivered by some member of the upper classes. Although the hour of the May Devotions has been changed to the morning recess, we can recall nothing in our college career more impressive than the ceremony that has taken place on the campus every day during May. “Hundreds of Fordhamites flock around the sun-kissed statue of Our Lady, a reverential hush falls on the usually care-free students as one of their number rises to address them. The hallowed strains of a hymn float up from the college green, and as the gathering breaks up each student going on his way is thrilled w'ith an ecstasy of devotion that must make the pure heart of Mary rejoice."
Thus, from its early beginning to the present time, this society has been loyal and unchanging in its practices, even though its members change from year to year, and the Sodality that came to Fordham in 1846 is the Sodality of 1921. In its later history no name is more prominent than that of the Rev. Francis J. O'Lough-lin, because of his fourteen years’ service as Moderator, and his zeal for the spiritual welfare of the students during that time.
The Harvester Club
THE Harvester Club first saw the light in November of this year, yet it is already ne of our most influential organizations. The story of its sensational growth s an interesting one. East year “Ed” Gilleran, one of Fordham’s most faithful alumni, came to tell us that His Grace, the Archbishop, and Monsignor Dunn wanted us to assist them in increasing the membership of the Students’ Foreign Mission League. This we were to do by visiting the parochial schools of the city, and acquaint them with the work of the League.
This year the work was continued, but with better organization. The Harvester Club was formed for the purpose at Fordham, as were similar clubs in our sister colleges, and in the Colleges of our “sisters.”
Thus the aim of the club became a twofold one—to help the foreign missions and to further social relations with the better half of our Catholic college students. The success of the club in attaining both purposes is due to the energy and enthusiasm of the Moderator, Mr. Robert J. Gannon, S.J., and of the officers—President George W. King, Jr., ’21; YTce-President Raymond P. hearty, ’22, and Financial Secretary George S. Sauer, ’23.
The first social effort of the Club was a smoker given in the K. of C. Hut on the evening of December 3. 1920. Movies were shown, and several interclass boxing bouts were staged, but the big hit of the evening was the clever one-act sketch of Joseph A. Panurh, ’21, entitled “A Night With Caesar.” The tragic demeanor maintained with some difficulty by the principals heightened the intrinsic humor of the piece, and roar after roar of laughter greeted their efforts. George King quite appropriately portrayed the mighty Caesar, “Joe” Hoev, ’21, played the part of Cassius, and “Jimmy” McGarvev, '21, was the brutal Brutus. Many were the fellows they knocked during the progress of the sketch, and despite the presence of a formidable number of our reverend superiors, the faculty was not spared.
The members of the club first had an opportunity of meeting their fair coworkers at a meeting held soon after in the Alumni Hall, where business and pleasure were most happily combined. We do not wish to boast of our ability as hosts, but the reception of invitations to Marymount and New Rochelle Colleges soon after would seem to ju-lify our statement that our duties to our guests were well performed. Needless to -a), we eagerly accepted both invitations—our fir t pilgrimage was that to Marymount, where we passed several pleasant hours sipping Ceylon and tripping the light fantastic. An equally enjoyable Sunday at and in the vicinity of the Castle oon followed.
On April 23rd a tea dance is to be held at the Hotel Plaza, the proceeds of which are to go to the foreign missions. We arc all looking forward to an afternoon that we know will be enjoyable for us and beneficial to the Chinese babies.
President,.................RAYMOND P. WHEARTY. 22
Vice-President................JOHN 0. TOERXER, 23
Secretary,......................JOHN Ml LYEY. ’23
Treasurer MICHAEL ISAACS, 22
Censor..................... GERALD GALLOWAY, 22
PROBABLY no society of our university has a longer or more interesting history than the St. John’s Debating Society. For the organization of this body was almost coincident with the founding of the college itself, and it has always been foremost in the preservation of Fordham traditions. The society numbers among its former members some of the greatest men in America—men who can attribute much of their success to a knowledge of public speaking.
Too much emphasis cannot be laid upon the importance of this knowledge of how to speak in public. It is the deplorable lack of such training that prevents many brilliant men from attaining far greater heights of achievement in the professional world. Perhaps the strongest argument urged against the present curriculum in the Jesuit schools is the fact that they have omitted the study of elocution from their ratio studiorum, and that rhetoric lias in many cases come to be a lost art.
139But unfortunately the curriculum is already crowded, and it is almost impossible to teach a whole class elocution—especially when a number of the pupils are bound to be disinterested. And for those who are eager to learn, it is just this defect which the St. John’s Debating Society offers to correct. To quote the society’s constitution. "The object of the society is to accustom its members to think with ease and speak with fluency in public, and to afford them an opportunity of acquiring the visible marks of a liberal education.” As has been said before, the society is possessed of a lengthy history and of numerous traditions. Unfortunately, space does not permit us to give this history in detail. Suffice it to say that the work of three men as moderators deserves particular commendation—that of Fr. Campbell, former president of the University: Fr. Mahony, present professor of Junior Philosophy, and Fr. J. F. X. Murphy, our former history professor.
As we look back over the past four years, we find that numerous changes have occurred since the fall of 1917. When our class first entered the gates of Fordham. Mr. Mulry, the Moderator, and Mr. Kinsley, the president, were struggling heroically against adverse circumstances to hold together the remnants of what had once been a flourishing society. The old constitution, which had been in force since 1841, had been mislaid, and a committee had to be appointed to draft a new one immediately. The brunt of this burden fell upon the shoulders of Mr. Francis M. Field-McNally, ’20, who tackled his task with his customary zeal, and produced a workable constitution in record time. During the second term Mr. Field-McNally was elected president of the Society, and he showed himself to be as capable an executive as he was a legislator.
Unfortunately, the delay in establishing a constitution prevented Fordham from putting forth her best efforts in the intercollegiate field that year. Nevertheless two debates were held, one with Holy Cross and the other with Cathedral, and although the judges decided against us in both cases, the showing was admirable. Fordham was represented in the Holy Cross debate by Messrs. Reiss, O’Keefe, and Pryor, and in the Cathedral debate by Messrs. Murphy, McCarthy, and O’Keefe. Incidentally it was largely by virtue of the splendid debate offered by Joseph J. Sexton, now a member of our Senior Class, that Cathedral was enabled to gain the decision over Fordham. A prize debate was also held at the end of the year, and the laurels were carried off by Arthur C. Donahue, 19.
At the last meeting of the year Denis Q. Blake, '19. was elected president of the societv for the ensuing year. It was unanimously agreed that “in view of the existent war conditions and from purely patriotic motives, the society dispense with the sumptuous banquet which it had been accustomed in former years,” and the society adjourned to look forward to a most prosperous year in 1918-19. But this was not to be. For in the fall of 1918 all college courses were temporarily suspended during the regime of the S. A. T. C. Even when studies were finally resumed all were obliged to apply themselves so rigorously to their work that it was impossible
140to devote much time to debating. However, Mr. Terence L. Connelly, S.J., the new moderator, deserves great credit for two things accomplished in that short year- the winning of the Boston College debate and the putting forth of an excellent prize debate.
The team that represented Fordham so well at Boston consisted of Arthur C. Donahue, ’19; Paul T. O'Keefe, ’19, and Denis Q. Blake, ’19. It was the first time that Fordham had beaten Boston College in years, and the members of the team as well as the moderator deserve great credit.
The question, ‘‘Resolved that immigration should be prohibited for a period of four years after the war,” was the same as that adopted for the Prize Debate later in the year. In this latter debate, the affirmative was upheld by Messrs. Raymond F. McCauley, ’22; Morgan J. O’Brien, '20, and Eld ward J. O’Mara, 19; the negative by Messrs. Ambrose J. Murphy, ’20: Paul T. O’Keefe, ’19, and Denis Q. Blake, ’19. The negative was awarded the decision and Mr. O’Mara received the prize for the best individual speaker.
At the close of the year the following officers were elected for the year 1919-20: John J. Dillon. ’20, President; Peter X. McManus, ’21, Vice-President; Raymond P. Whearty, ’22, Secretary, and Harold J. Crawford. '20. Treasurer. The society wound up the year with a simple banquet in the students’ refectory.
I'pon returning in the fall, all were pleased to hear that Mr. Connelly had been selected as Moderator once more. It was with deepest regret that the society at the first meeting accepted the resignation of John J. Dillon as president, who, since his duties as Editor of both the Fordham Monthly and the Maroon made it impossible for him to devote much time to the society, felt unable to fulfil his presidential duties. He was succeeded by the Vice-President, Peter X. McManus, ’21, who during the ensuing year displayed remarkable ability as an executive. More enthusiasm was shown by the student body than in former years, as is evidenced by the large number of tryouts for the Prize Debate, which was held in February. The question for this debate was “Resolved that the Plumb Plan is the best solution of the railroad problem.” The affirmative was upheld by Messrs. Francis M. Field-McNally, '20; William A. O’Brien, ’20, and Gerald E. Galloway, ’23; the negative by Messrs. Morgan J. O'Brien, ’20: Raymond F. McCauley, ’22, and Arthur E. Lamb, ’22. The negative was awarded the judges’ decision, and Mr. McCauley was oted the best speaker of the evening.
In the debate with Boston College, which was held late in May. Fordham was represented by Messrs. W illiam A. O'Brien, 20; James T. Murray, ’21, and Ambrose J. Murphy, ’22. The question was “Resolved, That an anti-strike provision should be added to the Federal Transportation Act of 1920.'’ Fordham held the affirmative, which was evidently the weaker side of the question, and the fact that the team lost was somewhat offset by the fact that the judges’ decision was not unanimous. On the whole, great credit is due Mr. Connelly for the splendid showing of the team.
141During the course of the year there was another innovation which must not be overlooked—a Freshman Debate with Columbia. The Class of Twenty-three was ably represented by Messrs. McNulty, Hamilton, and Galloway, whose excellent showing proved them to be fine material for future varsity teams. Although the judges’ decision was rendered against them, the superiority of the Fordham boys in the matter of oratory was unquestioned.
At the final meeting of the year the following officers were elected for 1920-1921: Raymond P. Whearty, ’22, President; John 0. Toerncr, ’23, Vice-President; John Mulvcy, ’23, Secretary; Michael Isaacs, 22, Treasurer, and Gerald Galloway, ’23, Censor. With an elaborate farewell banquet, the society adjourned for the year.
But the society had new difficulties to contend with. For when we returned last fall we found that the new laboratory courses had so complicated the schedule as to render a debating society for all classes apparently impossible. But the enthusiasm manifested by Mr. Paul McNally, S.J., the new moderator, reflected itself in the rest of the faculty and in the student body, so that the society finally found itself holding meetings on Wednesday afternoons, with a record membership of sixty-five.
It was deemed fitting, for the good of the society, that the constitution should be amended so as to eliminate much of the quibbling which had been evident in previous years. We commend William F. McNulty, ’23, for the successful way in which he eradicated the former defects, as well as President Whearty for the manner in which he applied the new constitution.
Mr. McNally now brought about another innovation in the form of the organization of lecture teams, which were to go about the city for the purpose of informing the public on various subjects of general interest. The subject for the first lecture team was “The Solution of the Dispute between Capital and Labor," and those chosen to speak were George W. King, ’21; Arthur Weglein, ’22; George Sauer. ’23, and Francis X. Downey, ’24. Their first appearance in West New York. N. J., was greeted with such great enthusiasm that a second team was organized to lecture on the Smith-Towner Bill. Those chosen to speak on this team were George Kenyon, ’23; A. J. McCarthy, ’23; William F. McNulty, ’23, and M. R. O'Brien, '24. Two more teams were later selected to carry on this work, one consisting of Messrs. Kilkenny, R. O’Brien. Hamilton, and Meagher, and the other of Messrs. Ward, Me-Namee, Whearty, and Cotter. These teams have made numerous appearances in the course of the year, and have received everywhere the heartiest commendation. It is to be hoped that this splendid practice may be continued in the future, as it is of tremendous benefit both to the speakers and to the public. The great demand for them shows that the people realize their importance.
Still another innovation was instituted in preparing for the intercollegiate debates. This was the organization of a “team of opposition." which serves to take the place of the opponents in preparing for the debate. As an incentive to good
142work, both teams were guaranteed a trip to Boston in the event of such a debate. The members selected for the varsity team, after a most interesting set of tryouts, were William Meagher, ’24; George A. Kenyon, ’23, and William F. McNulty, ’23, with George Sauer, ’23, as alternate; while the team of opposition consisted of A. J. McCarthy, ’23; Francis Downey, ’23, and James T. Murray, ’21.
Unfortunately a debate with Boston College could not be arranged, but on March 18 the first team, acting in the capacity of "Junior Varsity,” debated with the Junior Varsity of the University of Pennsylvania on the question of the Smith-Towner Bill and gained a unanimous decision of the judges in their favor. At the time of our going to press, debates are being negotiated with several colleges, principally Holy Cross, and it is to be hoped that at least one will be brought from the realms of potentiality and actualized.
On looking back over the past four years we must regret that the Class of Twcnty-onc has not, as a whole, shown very great activity in the line of debating. However, the work of a few of our classmates is especially to be commended. In the first place, Peter X. McManus showed great ability as chief executive of the society in the year 1919-20, and gave it a most wise and prosperous administration. Also let us not forget the work of George King as a member of the first lecture group, or that of “Jim” Murray as a member of one varsity team and one team of opposition, together with his indefatigable efforts as Chairman of the Contest Committee.
Add to this the individual initiative of Ward, Coleman, McNainee, and Hoey. together with the work of Murray and Ward as members of several publicity committees, and the excellent suggestions of “Vox Populi” in the revising of the old constitution, and you have then begun to realize the important part played by the members of the outgoing Senior class. Indeed, had not so many of our members been called aside to other lines of scholastic endeavor, it is safe to say that the departure of our class would have been as big a loss to the Debating Society as it is bound to be to the various athletic teams. Debates held in Father Mahan’s history class in the course of our Junior year bore testimony to the fact that the class was full of budding orators, who required only the influence of the Society to develop them into truly clever debaters.
In closing, the Class of Twenty-One extends to the St. John’s Debating Society the heartiest wishes for future success, and hopes that each incoming class may build and improve upon what their departing comrades leave behind them, and help to win for the organization the intercollegiate fame that its traditions merit. The progress of the past four years has indeed been admirable; if the same rapid pace is maintained. the Society is sure to reach the goal of ucce s.
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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
President........................................... VLFRKD Y. liOSKIJ. '2.5
Vice-President WILLIAM J. DONNELLY. 24
Secretary... ROBERT E. Ml LIIGAN, 21
Treasurer. JOHN F. McMANUS, '23
Spiritual Director ..............................REV. PHILIP J. DEBOLD. S.J.
1-14The Fordham Glee Club
(The Glee Club is the youngest of our rapidly increasing family of organizations, and it is for this reason that the following article savors of propaganda rather than of history.— 1 he Kditor.)
DOWN through the ages of Paganism, Judaism, and Christianity, in war and in peace, in brigandage and in chivalry, in slavery and in freedom, song has been the leading vehicle of expression of ever) sentiment of the human heart. The medicine man of the most savage tribe of the jungles vies with our Haydns and our Mozarts in his efforts to express in musical form his love and his hate, his petition and his gratitude, his despair in failure and his glory in success.
The work of the Glee Club is a noble one. It ranks with that of the minstrels of the ages of simple faith and noble deeds. To these we are indebted for the preservation of the best in history, handed down in song and tale.
Fordham University’s achievements are splendidly immortalized in the ballads of her song-writers, and her praises are best rendered in the poetry of her inspired sons. Fordham’s folk lore is well written in her archives. Her minstrelsy sings the glories of Alma Mater in words that were penned and in themes that were tuned by her own sons, and it rings true in every chord it strikes, whether the notes wail a dirge beside the chapel bier or thunder out a victorious roar on the campus.
From the springtime call of the umpire to the last gridiron scene oi autumn, and during the term of the winter sports, the Glee Club can make its spirit felt in a very practical way. The whole student body should he enthused and the sideline songs and the bleacher cheers should ring over the field not only to spur on the struggling teams to victory, hut also to regale the old graduates and to give them another assurance that the Fordham spirit yet lives, strong as of old, and strengthened still, with the virility of ever renewed youth.
Fordham has not always been without a Glee Club, for she has a book of song« and glees compiled and edited by Frederick J. Halm, Director of Music of St. John’s College, copyrighted 1899.
The book is a collection of songs that have been familiar to former generations of Fordham students, and the glees have been sung by the former Glee Club at its various concerts during the years 1894-1899.
All students of the university are eligible for membership. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday afternoon in Alumni Hall at 2.30 P.M. The dues are nominal. No knowledge of music is required, if you have the voice.
Mr. William Murphy, S.J., is the Moderator, and the officers are: President, John Osmond Toerner: Vice-President, Salvatore Freda; Secretary, P. F. Lynch; Treasurer, S. A. Lynch; Pianist, George F. Mahoney.
Music creates Sociability and Goodfcllowship.
The Junior Promenade, given each year by FordhanTs Juniors, has by its own merit become an event whose fame, as the Roman would say, has penetrated to the very ends of the earth. Shorn of the euphonious hyperbole. I his brave statement holds at least lor New York and its environs. Tradition built up year by year has established that the Fordham Prom should . ve no peer in the country. Other colleges have their Proms, every one of them an event of splendor. But it is universally agreed by frequenters of all that the Fordham Prom stands aloof and towering over all.
So when the I'roni Committee was elected with Harold II. Horton as Chairman and James C. Kelly and Nicholas Del Re. Committeemen, they had to aim high. They had to hitch their chariot to the star of Fordham tradition and soar above this exalted height. Realizing the proportions of the venture before them they began preliminary discussions early in October. Out of these arose a unified, well-laid plan which left nothing unconsidered. A publicity committee, a patron committee and a distribution committee were appointed, each with a specific object to achieve. The Prom Committee and its sub-committees threw themselves into the work with enthusiasm and energy and finished it speedily and efficiently.
The Committee selected the Biltmorc as the scene of the festivities reserving the entire nineteenth floor for the evening of February Fourth. What that evening finally arrived, their unceasing efforts were brought to fruition. Ideal weather prevailed and when assembled in the luxurious ballroom, the men of Fordham with their “Prom Girl " presented a colorful picture. Set against the background of the tapestried walls, with vari-colored streams of light setting gowns aglow, they were as spirit beings wafted across the shining floor by the dreamy notes of Markcl’s fifteen-piece orchestra.
The Prom was successful in every way. A gathering larger than was expected necessitated new arrangements to accomodate them, and at supper the hotel's resources were taxed to their utmost capacity. Gracing the occasion were many Patrons, among them Governor Nathan L. Miller, Governor Edward 1. Edwards, Ex-Governor Alfred E. Smith. Senator David I. Walsh and Senator William A. Calder. Ford ham's future Proms will, we hope, all he great successes. They will if tliev come up to the new mark set for them this year.
But this does not complete the story of the Prom by any means. The following day was marked by a theatre party at the Sclwyn, where the promcnadcrs were entertained by the | resentaticn of Frank Tinney in “Tickle Me.' That evening a timely victory over ilia Nova and a dance were held, and on the following day the Prom wa concluded with many «ma11 social gatherings at the home of several of the Prcmenaders.
THE campaign for a greater Fordham has been a glorious success. Ere long will begin the work of replacing the castles-in-air that we have built with real, solid brick and mortar. But long before this feat has been accomplished we will be alumni of the college we love.
A splendid gymnasium i to be built, wherein our track and court athletes will receive the daily training that they must have to attain the highest honors in the realm of sport.
With larger enrollment and greater facilities, Fordham will doubtless put forth in the near future teams that will attain greater glory than those which represented ns during our life as undergraduates. But she will never find men to display greater courage and devotion than the warriors of gridiron and diamond, of court and of cinder path whom we have cheered to victory and occasionally consoled in defeat.
It is, then, with a pardonable pride that we present in the following pages a brief summary of the achievements of our athletes during the past four years.
OFFICERS OF THE F. U. A. A.
President.....JOHN J. MEEHAN, '21
I ice-President .1A MES J. RYAN. ’21 Secretar; JOSEFM1 C. Ml T»RAY, ’21 Treasurer PETER . McM AM S. '21
EDW RD S. .1. PASQl'ALE, 21
Baseball J AMES P. M.AHOXY. '21
Basketball MYLES B. MEND. '21
EDWARD F. Cl KLEY, III.. '21 Track
JOHN ( . Cl NMNCII AM. '21
EDW ARD B. McGl UKMAROON
VARSITY ATI ILETICS
Captain: JOSEPH KENDRICK. ’19 Coach: FRANK McCAFFREY
Manager: RAY DELEHANTY. ’18
Tmm: Fmis—DC MOE. FITZPATRICK; Linemen—ABBOT. CHRISTIANSEN. GI'LICK.
KENDRICK. McCRATH. MULLEN, GOLDEN: Backs- BRENNAN. EKWIG. DEMPSEY.
FRISCH, COLLETT I. G ALL1GAN. RYAN.
THE story of the 1917 football season cannot be appreciated without some understanding of the circumstances attendant upon its opening. Coach Gargan, who had guided the 1916 aggregation through so successful a season, joined the colors; and the call of the bugle accounted for a serious depletion of the squad. The task of building up a representative machine was given to Frank McCaffrey of the 1909 team, who accomplished his work admirably well. Golden, Frwig, Dempsey, Kendrick and Ryan of the previous year' squad were his nucleus; and about them he built a lighting organism which, under bis able direction, made a success ol what seemed to be a discouraging prospect.
The Class of Twenty-One commends her sons selected to uphold the traditions of Fordham on this crack combination. Mullen was given a permanent place on the line; his effective efforts contributed materially to the success of one of the strongest lines Fordham had seen since the machine of 1909. McGurk and Panuch were substitutes of no mediocre ability.
The Maroon started at top speed by defeating a team from Fort Wadsworth to the tune of 35—0. Frank Frisch’s clever work was the feature of the game; he avoided the khaki lacklers, dodging and plunging with uncanny effect. The defeat of the heavy Allentown Army Camp eleven followed soon after. Fitzpatrick and Dempsey figured in a forward pass which put the ball over the goal line: and Frisch again proved himself the mystery of tacklcrs by passing right end for a touchdown. Fordham enjoyed her second victory with a score of 19—7. In the game with Norwich U niversity, through the consistent gains by Frisch and Erwig and a team work that reflected the energetic work of Coach McCaffrey, a score of 60—0 was piled up in favor of the Maroon.
Then came the tussle with Holy Cross. W ith three victories behind them, the Maroon aggregation set out to scalp the Purple, and the forward pass proved to be their sharpest tomahawk in the melee that followed. The star of rarest lustre was
i49|)u Mae. "Joe” not only scored (j,e two touchdowns of the aame, hut figured prominently in breaking up the plays and j asses of his opponents. Holy Cross came nearest to scoring in the second period when Kelley, the right guard of the Purple picked up the ball on a Fordham fumble and started down field protected by a strong interference. lie ran fifty-five yards and then lell about fifteen yards from the goal line. Frisch had penetrated the interference and tackled, ami whenever Frisch tackled, his man came down. I he game closed with Fordham in the lead 12 -0.
We met the Rutgers' husky warriors and fell before their superior weight. Breckley and Robeson played a telling offensive on our forward pass ami were the most active factors in bringing about the Varsity’s first defeat. I lie battle with Georgetown was fought before a record crowd. I be Varsity went down to deteat fighting every inch of the way, and when we consider the fact that "Frankie Frisch was among the missing and that the whole team was crippled after their unevenly balanced tug with Rutgers, the defeat takes on every aspect of victory. I he first half netted two touchdowns for the Blue and Gray; the second period threw them on the defensive; but. although Fordham brought the hall within three yards of a touchdown, we were unable to tally and received the unsubstantial end of the 12—0 score. Cornell, the Naval Reserves from Pelham Bay Park, and the 302nd Engineers from Camp Upton were choice viands for our hungry warriors.
Seven victories and two hard-fought defeats were the Maroon’s record for the season of 1917. The next two years witnessed a game wherein human life was freely given on the Gridiron of Liberty; and Fordham’s record during that trying period U written in another chapter of this book. Football gave way to this Game of War and remained in the background until the fall of 1920. The gridiron was transformed into a parade ground. The thud of the fleet on the pigskin gave way to the measured tread of men bent on more serious play, play for heavier stakes. Some of these boys played and died, others survived; none of them lost. We commend these sons of Fordham on their inspiring record. And wc pray that America will never lack men like these, with grit to crash thru to the goal tho the field reek blood behind them.
150VAKS1TY FOOTBALL TEAM 1920
Sundinji, left lo right: ASST COA( II Mai DON Ml). COACH 1)1 MOE, COI.I.IMS. ICR. de PASQUAI.E. M MSN ELL IIAM.OKAN. KKAHNS.IIK ALEY. SHANAH AN. COl SINEAU, MORAN. YERGAKKA. UAKKY. FALLON. T. NOON AN. TRHXF.R I.OVSTEDT Middle row: STEEI.K. COKMAN. CORSEI.I.O. Sl'I.MVAN. AV.AI.I5RIDGE, DORAN. G. NOONW. iSSl I ICR. M« DON M II Kn.nl n.w: KY AN. G ATI IA. MYFI5SL OTOOI.K. EDSTKOM. AA Al Sll. STVHORI)Football, 1920
Captain: 5YL ESTER FITZPATRICK Manager: EI)W MID S. !«• PASQUM.E
Coach: JOE DIJ MOF.
Assistant Coach: “BUCKIE" MrDONALL)
Team: Ends—EITZP TRICK. RANKS, RYW. I1F.MY. CORSEIJ.O; Line—FA 1.1 .ON, FOG ARTY. MILLER. Dl FFT. GORMAN. WALSH. FARRELL. ALEXANDER; Backs—STEELE, KEARNS. MYERS. HXLLORAN. NOONAN. SULLIVAN. GATELY. KELLY. BARRY.
We shall never forget the thrill that surged through our veins as we saw the Maroon gladiators appear through the West Gate of Fordham Field and run cut upon the soft October turf to grapple with the New York Aggies. A kick sent the pigskin soaring in graceful arch against the background of a perfect sky; anil as it struck the earth o er three thousand voices swelled a deafening welcome to Fordham’s greatest sport, returned to its old haunts after an absence of two long years.
“Twenty-One” points with just pride to two representatives who contributed immediately to the successful return of the old sport to Fordham field—“Dimp” Halloran and “Ed” de Pasquale. W ithout a doubt, Halloran is one of the greatest all-round athletes that ever fought for the honor of the Maroon; his distinctive work on the eleven of 1920 stands substantiating testimony to our boast. His flashes of brilliant play brought the spectator- to their feet time after time; hi- bead work combined with his brawn and fleetne— made him one of the most conspicuous figures in the season's football circles. “Ed" de Pasquale played quite a different game for Fordham; and yet, inconspicuously though he worked, we assure him that our observation was penetrating, that his exemplary spirit and productive efforts did not escape our appreciative eye. It was late in the spring before “Ed" received official notice of his election, and before any of us knew whether or not Fordham was to be repre-sented on the gridiron in the fall. He accepted the position of manager when most of our rivals had completed their schedules; it is not necessarv to say that he successfully overcame all obstacles. When lie was introduced by President Meehan at the first meeting of the Athletic Association, we were astonished at the quality of the schedule which he read, and supplemented with an appeal for the unstinted support of the student bedy. Ee l we forget, we sound the note of praise for Meehan, the President of the Athletic Asscclatu n. and for Maliony. the cheer leader. These worthy sons of Twenty-One played well their parts in rounding out the success of this memorable football season.
Before we pass to the story of the campaign proper it would be altogether
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fitting to say a word about the man behind the line?, whose coaching was so prominent a factor in the happy account. “Joe" l)u Moe played end on the Varsity of 1917. While at Lafayette last year, he was voted All-American end. So is it any wonder that Fordham welcomed him to stage the “comeback" of her major sport? The success of Du Moe ? fir-t venture in the coaching line is evidenced by the work of the team that gave him unqualified support, accomplishing hi plans with telling effect.
The New York Aggies were outclassed in every angle of the opening game. They failed to make a first down during the entire contest; and only once did they succeed in holding the l-'ordham team for downs. I he Maroon scored a touchdown before the game had warmed up. Halloran, Myers and Noonan figuring in the play. Then followed an orderly procession in which nearly every Maroon substitute lined up. Fordham carried the ball and advanced at will. 1 lie final tally was .1—0.
A week later, the Fordham hoys met defeat at the hands of the powerful Boston eleven. We received congratulation.-. however, for our sturdy resistance; the
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20—0 score was no indication of the relative worth of the two teams in no period of the contest were the Maroon players outclassed.
The Villanova eleven were conquered in a spirited contest. Both sides were penalized severely: but the infractions of the rules were beyond a doubt the result of a tensity and commendable out-to-win spirit that marked the many brilliant flashes of play throughout the game. Ford ham scored her first touchdown through the concerted play of her two star ends. Captain Fitzpatrick and Ryan. Shortly after the opening of the first period, after ploughing through to illanova's ten yard line, the Maroon had to surrender the ball on downs. Blanchfleld, the opposing quarterback, attempted to punt the ball out of danger, but his kick was blocked by Fitzpatrick, and when he recovered the bounding pigskin, he was tackled for a safety by Ryan. Our own “Dimp" Ilalloran played an effective game, and in the third period staged one of the most sensational runs of the reason. He intercepted a forward pass from the Villanova quarterback and ran fifty yards for a touchdown. “Hal” then balanced the egg and kicked the goal. illanova also scored in the third period, out-maneuvering the Maroon by decidedly clever criss-cross tactics, and sending Poppert over the line for a touchdown. After a scoreless finale, the score favored Fordham bv the small margin of six points, and those who followed the Maroon closely this season are of the opinion that the game was hard fought and well won.
154that is generally designated by the term spirit. It is easy lor a team to display courage and grit when the battle is favorable, but after all we cannot judge a man — and a football team i composed of eleven ordinary men—by his conduct in the (lush of prosperity; it is in adversity that he shows of what he is made. We had seen our boys in defeat before, it is true: and our opponents on that occasion praised their fighting spirit. But Fordliam played such a losing battle and played it so valiantly
when they met the well-drilled and more experienced contingent front Georgetown that the sting of deleal was greatly lessened by the consciousness of having ‘ died” gamely. As the critics subsequently said, the Maroon's only hope lay in the forward pass, for the Georgetown line was impenetrable. But it was not until the final quarter that the pass was employed extensively; and then, in a last desperate rally, the .Maroon let loose one forward after another. On a long pass from Noonan, Halloran raced across the line for a touchdown and then kicked the goal. The final score was 40—16 in Georgetown's favor.
A week after the session with the Blue and Gray, the Varsity bowed to the fast and heavy eleven of the University of Detroit. The savage attack of the husky westerners completely bewildered the Maroon and threw them on a losing defensive. In the. second half. Fordham resorted entirely to open play, and Noonan and Fitzpatrick, through their brilliant forwards, succeeded in making a number of substantial gains, but to no avail. We received tbe disheartening end of the 39 —0 score. George Washington was the victim in a rather one-sided tilt. The forward passes of Noonan, Fitzpatrick, Kearns and Ryan were too much for them and they gave up the ghost without a struggle, making only five first downs during the entire game. Muhlenberg offered far better opposition; but with tbe brilliant playing of Fitzpatrick and Noonan, each of whom crossed Muhlenberg’s line for a touchdown. Fordham marched off with the laurels.
Unfortunately, the game scheduled to he played at Holy Cross was cancelled, and our anticipations were given a severe jolt, for we were out to repeat the performance of 1917. But the trip to Worcester was not in vain, although the proceedings conducted there might have been equally felicitous at Fordham. For as soon as the team received tbe official notice of cancellation the unanimous re-election of “Syl” Fitzpatrick to captain tbe 1921 eleven was effected. No more loyal or competent son of Fordham could have been chosen.
155Thus the season closed. It i not for u to acclaim its success: the records speak for themselves. “Joe Du M«»e has been retained as next reason’s coach and with a vear of experience behind him. he shall no doubt accomplish greater tilings with our next eleven. We congratulate the team of 1920, who upheld the glorious traditions of Alma Mater and raised Ford ham's colors over the gridiron where with the help of her future sons they shall ever fly from the top of the staff.
Captain: THOMAS SHANKEY, ’13 Manager: JOSEPH KINSLEY, ’18
Coach: WILLIAM KEENE Assistant Manager: FRANK McMAHON, 19
Team: Catchers—SC A N LON. GALLIC AN: Pitchers—McQUADE, HALLOR AN. FINN: !„■ fielders—IIALLIGAN. LICEY. DW YER. LEFEYRE. KELLEY; Outfieldcrs-CA?T. SHANKEY,
COLLETTI. KEOl'GH. ABBOT.
The early prospects for the baseball season of 1918 were anything but encouraging. The roll call found only four of the 1917 contingent on hand, and a host of willing but decidedly youthful recruits. But Bill Keene, the new coach, was a supreme optimist. He set out upon his task of selecting and discarding with the determination to build up a representative nine; and although the chosen few were lacking in years. the gave a creditable account ol themselves. The Cla-s of 1921 was well represented by Halloran on the pitching stall', by Lucey in the infield, and by Keough in the garden.
Two practice games broke the ice; and the Highbridge Athletics and the In-Fr-Seal Club were the first victims of the young Fordhamites. The college season was opened at Baltimore in a hard tussle with Alt. St. Joseph's College in which the Baltimore boys finally succumbed, having tallied nine times to our ten. The .Navy then took our measure in a closely contested game with a score of 5—3. But we staged a come back at Tufts. The score stood 1 0 against us and O'Mara, Tufts'
star pitcher, was holding his own. The Maroon managed to load the bases, however; and Abbot, a Maroon substitute, was called to the plate. Abbot lighted the first ball pitched and cracked it over the fence for a home run. It seemed though that we could not stand prosperity for Scion Hall gained a 2—1 victory when the flush of success was on our cheeks. Then came a stretch of smiling road. West Virginia visited Fordham Field and met their first defeat after a long string of victories in the north. Rutgers, Colgate, and St. John s of Brooklyn came and were conquered unceremoniously, it took Holy Cro» thirteen innings to win a stubborn tussle. In the unlucky thirteenth Daly, who had failed to reach first as vet. doubled, sending
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in two runs: the final score was 5—3.
After llii- disheartening trick of fate, we lo-l three games hv the score of 1—0 each. Foil Slocum gained but one hit from i inn and the Maroon netted nine safeties
stop a lint drive: and the big boy was out of the game for the rest of the season. Ml. St. Joseph then won their return game bv the same score and West Point followed suit. We broke the spell, however, bv defeating Springfield 't . M. C. A. College. I he IIolv Cros game at W orcester closed the season. The arsity was unable to touch Ryan and again we bowed to the Purple. After the game. "Bill' Finn was elected captain of the 1919 club.
Caplain: WILLIAM FINN. 20 Coach: ARTHUR DEVLIN
Manager: FRANK Mc.MAHOW T9 Assist tint Manager: ALOYS1US ARTHUR, 20
Team: Catchers—SW EETLAND. DOXON AN; Pitchers Mo.WMAKA, MARTIN, HALLORAN; Inficlders—McLOl GHLIN. CAPTAIN FINN. FKISCII. I.EFEYRE. CORCORAN. GLEASON; Outfielders- KEOUGH. BUCKLEY. HALLORAN. EUSTACE.
Our second year in the making of baseball historv at Fordham was one to be remembered. To begin with. Arthur Devlin, former third baseman of the New York Giants, evidenced his presence as head of the training camp by starting outdoor practice on Februarv 5th: and his earlv start enabled him to finish his lifting process and to take the regulars over a long and intensive training period before the season properly began. And what a season! After a few defeats at the beginning of the campaign. the team found its groove and travelled irrefutably along to a magnificent finish. Fordham finished second in the inter-collegiate race, counting among her victims the Holy Cross nine that won first honors.
I he Class of Twenty-One was choicely represented by Donovan behind the plate. Hailoran on the mound and Keough in the outfield. The squad was so small, however, that the versatile “Hal” did duty in the coach di:vi.. outhcld when lie was not serving the ins and outs.
Both Hailoran and Keough hit over .300.
Before we start our story of the campaign we must make mention of two Fordhamites who stepped from this team of 1919 into the major league . Frank Frisch and “Buck" Sweetland. Frisch was the towering figure of the team. His
DALLORAN (Captain) COUSINEAU McLOUGHLIN DONOVAN KLOUGH LUCEY JORDAN DOCTOR STOCKER MAIIONY (Manager)
HALLORAN MULLEN McGURK PANLCD DE PASQL AI.E (Manager)
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BAS K ET BALL DOCTOR STOCKER DONOVAN MULLTN AMEND (Manager)
TRACK McGARVEY (Captain) CUNNINGHAM (Manager)
HOCKEY McGURK (Captain) DALLORAN TUMULTY GILLIGAN CURLEY (Manager)
MEEHAN (Captain) MANNING McGURK (Manager)
158balling average was .476 and his fielding was so remarkable that it earned him a regular position in the infield of the New York Giants “Buck” Sweet I and. who guarded llie plale for Fordham, earned a contract with the Boston Club of the National League.
Cathedral College was the first to fall. A rather spiritless affair, livened here and there by the clever pitching of McNamara of Ford ham and Boyle of Cathedral, it resulted in a 5—0 victory for the Maroon. Then Seton Hall succumbed in a 5—1 game. An eleven inning defeat by Yale and a I- 1 setback by Boston College were among the few and annoying defeats of the season. Seton Hall determined to seek redress for their earlier defeat, received the short end of ibe score again. Our southern trip was an evenly balanced affair, with two defeats bv the Navy and Georgetown, and two victories over the Catholic University and Baltimore of the International League. “Dimp” Iialloran pitched the Baltimore game and owns the honor of having beaten the pennant winners of the International league.
Boston College administered another defeat: but the game seemed to act as an urge that sent us home to a Man-o-W ai finish. Twelve clean cut victories followed. Holy Cross was outbatted by a score of 10—1. Columbia bowed to the tune of 7—1. Catholic University, seeking vengeance, was turned back from Fordliam Field. » to 4. Princeton and Kutgers were no exception.
The Yale nine, not satisfied with the narrow margin by which they had defeated us earlier in the season, were eager to demonstrate their superiority.
They offered to play us, therefore, at New Haven on Decoration Day. There, before the largest crowd that ever watched am diamond contest, other than with Princeton or Harvard, at Eli, the Marocn fought the Blue for ten innings in a 2—2 deadlock, and in the eleventh inning broke the tie. Not . atic-fied with this, the Fordham hoys scored again. The extra margin was not needed, however, and the lina1 score was 1--2 in favor of Fordham.
Crescent A. C., Staten Island Base Hospital.
U.S.S. Pennsylvania, all formidable outfits, were unable to stop the Fordham boys. Syracuse and Lafayette were easily overcome, and the heaviest hitting contest of the year, with Villanova, concluded the season. In this game Fordham crossed the home plate twenty times. After the game, “AI" Lefevre was elected Captain ot the 1P2«» squad.
1? Baseball, 1920
Manager: M.OVSH S ARTHUR. '20 Coach: ARTHUR DEN LIN
Captain- I.FRED IF.FF.YRF., "20 .Assistant Manager: RICH NR I) CROTE. ‘21
JOSEPH CURRY. '21
Team: Catchers COUSINEAl, MAR NELL; Pitchers—McNAMARA, WATERS, Cl LLOTON; Infielders- McLOUGHLIN. FINN. CAPT. LEFEYRE. KEOUCH, HOCTOR? Out fielders—Bl' CK -LEY, HALLOKAN. DONOVAN. STOCKER.
True lo form. Arthur Devlin sounded the call before the frost had fairly disappeared. The results of the 1919 season were brought back to mind and served as an effective stimulus to the entire squad; and it was remarked that a more determined lot of recruits were never seen on Fordham Field. Confidence was in the atmosphere, the confidence of skill under efficient leadership; and a review of the -eason will prove that this confidence was far from being ill founded. Great credit is due Manager Arthur for the attainment of a schedule unequalled in the annals of Fordham.
We Juniors were represented by Cousineau behind the bat. by kcough and Hoctor in the infield, and by Stocker and Halloran in the outfield. Cousineau’s work deserves special mention. Catching is a feature of the great game that seldom is appreciated, and a catcher has to display unusual talent to stand out from the rank and file. Cou-inean handled his position with a finesse exceptional in college circles and won commendation from the most exacting of the season’s critics. Ualloran's work was up to his usual standard and needs no further praise. The first two games were played at Fordham Field. We ceded one to Boston College to the close tally of 3—2. and we took the honors from the University of erinonl by the score of 3—1.
Our southern trip was marred by inclement weather, but we managed to attach two victories out of three game- played, defeating ilia nova and Catholic University, and bowing to Georgetown.
In a well balanced conte-t at New Haven, 'tale claimed the honors to the tune of 6—L But the Maroon hastened out of losing lane and won the next three conte-t- in mid-eason style. Colgate presented a formidable lineup, but the batting of l.efevre and Finn, and the cool delivery of McNamara brought the laurels into Fordham"? camp by the score of 3—2. Tufts College succumbed to the same treatment. administered by Cousineau and Buckley with the stick and by Waters on the mound and Catholic I niversity. seeking redress, was again defeated, this time by a clo-c margin but none the less decisively. Columbia invited us to South Field and broke our winning streak in a sharp tussle which netted them two runs and left us scoreless.
ICOVARSITY BASEBALL TEAM 1921
Standing, left to right: GRANFIELD, RILEY. MeNAMARA, HAVES, OBRIEN, SHARKEY,
TRA iXER JAKE WEBBER Middle row: . 1 ALLEY, A EKGARKA. HEALEY. M ARRONE, MYERS. JORDAN. AlcLOUCHLIN, WATERS, MAKNELL. FALLON, CASHMAN Front row: BECK LEY. DONOVAN. CAPT. HALLORAN, COACH DEVLIN, COUSINEAU, SCHERMF.RHORN. Cl I I.OTON, MASCOTS: SKEI.LY. LANDERS
Defeat was a stimulus, however, to renewed effort: the Dartmouth game was an instance. Two games after the Columbia game, the Maroon defeated Dartmouth; and the team as a whole displayed a spirit that has ever made baseball and every other sport worth while at Fordham. The nine men worked as one, and through sheer determination wrested the game from the “New Englanders by the score of -1—3. John Hopkins was next to fall, 11—2. West Virginia nosed us out of a 6—5 batting content and Pennsylvania State was the victor in a 3—2 aftair. Now follows the most interesting pail of the tale, almost as if reserved till last. The Maroon met Boston College and after eleven innings of clever baseball brought home the bacon. With a man on first. Finn doubled and Lefevre came through with a long single to right: and two runs cinched the situation. When Columbia appeared at Fordham Field for the return game, the Maroon offered six timely hits in sweet revenge for the April deieal and scored four runs to Columbia’s one. Pittsburgh bowed to the delivery of the mighty McNamara and to the effective slugging of his supporters. Then the Crescent Athletic Club was added to the list of fallen foes. '1'lie University of Pennsylvania, however, caught us napping and got the best of a close game. But we registered our sentiments in the return game with Georgetown
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and evened up our accounts with the Blue and Gray by defeating them, 5—2. The boys from sunny California were no more fortunate than most of our opponents, they died gamely, 6—2. Out of the remaining six games, the Maroon won four and lost two. Harvard and the University of Vermont were victors; and Maryland State. St. John’s College, Norwich University, and Rensselaer were added to the fourteen victims of the Maroon. After the Harvard game Halloran was elected to captain the 1921 team, and a more fitting finis could not have been chosen for this remarkable season. With such a man in the field and with Arthur Devlin behind the lines, the Maroon in 1921 will climb to as great if not greater heights of success than she has in the past.
(mplain: BERNARD CULLOTON, '23 Maiiuger: THOMAS CURRAN, '20
Coach: ARTHUR DEVLIN Assistant Mumper: MYLES AMEND. '21
Tram: Forwards DOCTOR. STOCKER. DONOVAN; Craters McM HON. FINN: Guards—
CULLOTON, CUNNINGHAM. MEEHAN.
The season of 1920 witnessed the return of the popular court game to Fordham. Arthur Devlin of diamond fame was appointed to coach the contingent and Thomas Curran and Myles Amend were elected to furnish a representative schedule. Their efforts and success are now a matter of record. r call the season on the whole a decided success, considering the lack of facilities for practice ami the difficulty of reviving so prominent an activity and placing it in the position its importance demands.
The Class of Twenty-One contributed substantially to the sunny return of the game, in the persons of Hoctor, Stocker and Donovan, the star forwards, and of Myles Amend, the assistant manager, whose efforts, inconspicuous though they were, did not escape our attention.
The season openend with Pratt, who gave way to the Maroon, 12—18. Brooklyn and St. John’s College met the same fate: but St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia. Pratt and Seton Hall administered three defeats in a row. Three well won victories followed the short slump, however, and the N. V. Aggies. St. John’s and Cathedral College received the short ends of the scores. In the game with Cathedral College. Hoctor tossed in twenty out of twenty-one attempted foul-line shots, and the Maroon nosed out the Cathedralitcs, 35—.5 k V ale. the Crescents, Georgetown and C. C. N. Y. were victors, but the showing made by the Fordham youngsters against these seasoned veterans was decidedly creditable. The windup of the season was of the whirlwind variety. A fast tussle with Seton Hall, in which Hoctor alone scored twenty-seven
162points, found our early season conquerors behind, 35—27, when the filial whistle sounded. In the final game, the Maroon clashed with our old rival from the Hub. At the end of the first half the score was 16 16. But the twin forwards Hoctor
and Stocker, got busy in the second half, and the final score stood 43—23 with Boston College in the rear. Thus was the return of Basketball to Fordhain effected; and if the interest shown in the great sport during the season of 1920 is continued, basketball will never again surrender its place under the folds of the Maroon.
Captam: BERNARD Cl I.LOTON. ‘23 Coach: ORSON KINNEY
Manager: MYI.ES AMEND. '21 Assistant Manager: VINCENT CORROU, 22
Ti.am: Furuards—HOCTOR. STOCKER. IIEM.F.Y: r-n m-McMMION, GORDON; Guards— Cl LLOTON. DON WAN. FALLON, KELLY.
The season of 1921 opened under more propitious circumstances than did the season of 1920. The well equipped 69th Regiment armory court was placed at the disposal of the team and the recruits took advantage of the facilities afforded to turn out in large numbers. Orson Kinney, the well known coach and court expert, put things in working order in a very short time, and soon had a team out on the floor that augured happy days for the Maroon. The brilliant promise was being fulfilled. Out of sixteen games played the Maroon totaled ten victories. These figures in themselves speak well for Fordham but are even more significant when the calibre of the opposition is taken into consideration.
VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM 1921
From row. Ir-fi in right: FALLON, C -IFT. CL’LLO-
Back row: KELLY. MGR. AMEND, HEALEY
Our account would be incomplete without some little mention of the energetic and effective work of the varsity manager. Myles Amend served his apprenticeship as assistant manager last season; and his experience stood him in good stead for the
192] managership. He presented a schedule of twenty-three games on which appeared the fastest teams in collegiate circles; and he has conducted the carrying out of the schedule with his characteristic nicety. We commend him on his success and we are proud to have so worthy a son of '21 representing Fordham in so prominent a capacity.
The Maroon started operations by defeating Pratt Institute. The game was well played; Johnny Stocker starred, scoring a total of fourteen points. The score stood 31—25 when the whistle sounded the close of the second half. Hie crack Crescent Club was too strong for us, however, and we lost to the score of 31—14. Then, in a splendid exhibition of team work, the Maroon conquered St. Joseph’s College. 43—17. Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute presented too strong an attack and left the Maroon behind.
In a game that will be remembered for its high spirited yet sportsmanlike play, the Fordham five met Yale at New Haven, and proved the Maroon's superiority though indeed by a small margin. ith but a minute and a half to play in the second half, Yale ahead 27—25, Hoctor made a field goal and tied the score. During the extra five minutes allotted for play the two teams fought with every ounce of energy and tact, but as all things must have an ending, Johnny Stocker caged a basket and won the game for Fordham. 29—27. The C. C. N. Y. game was of the New Haven variety but l ordham played the second role, losing by a score of 27 to 23. In the Pratt game, the Fordham five trailed behind the Brooklynites whom they had defeated earlier in the season and took the short end of the 31—17 score; and St. John's repeated the dose of defeat to the score of 42—33.
Then the wavering ceased and with it the intermittent doses of defeat. The Maroon quintet won six games in a row, defeating Seton Hall, Villanova (twice), St. Joseph’s College, Gallaudet and Catholic University. Catholic University was leading at the end of the lirs-l half. 11—B; but oui Bronx lads turned the tables in the second half and emerged from the melee victorious by the score of 25—20.
The season ended with a spectacular victory over Rcnnsellaer Poly Tech., at Troy. The Engineers were leading at the end of th fir t half, but in the final period the superior stamina of the Maroon made itself felt and Fordham emerged at the end of the contest on the fat end of a 25—21 -core. Immediately after this game “Tommy" Fallon, the star forward of the team was unanimously elected to captain the Varsity five for the season of 1921-22.
The season i one to be proud of. and the team is to be praised for their gallant work. The court game itself is gaining in popularity by rapid strides. The peculiar features and requirements of the game seem to give it every ear mark of a major sport and its recognition as such by all of our American colleges seems only a question of time. Fordham has always taken well to the game. With such material to depend on as this season furnished, her success i inevitable. W e look for a near future supremacy for her in intercollegiate circles.
Coach: JOE 1)1 MOE
Mononer: EDWARD F. CL'RI.EY, ’21
Captain: EDW MM) It Mr.Gl UK, ’21
Team: Center— G. NOONAN; Right limn Dl'NCAN, KERESEY. STINSON: Left King McGL'RK, HALLORAN; Rover—GILLIGAN, TLMl'LTY; Cover Point—i. NOONAN; Point HARRINGTON. MrPlIERSON: Goal—IIENNFSY, POWERS.
The initiator ol lhi story was Mi. Lucey, S. J. He conceived the idea ot adding another sport to Fordham’s list, wherein the Maroon might duplicate her splendid work. This idea was received with acclamation and his efforts to realize his plan were supplemented by characteristic Fordham co-operation. In fact so hardy was the support both of those actually selected for the squad and of the student body at large that the success of the season now in progress was inevitable. The Class of 1921 contributed four men to the pioneer squad of 1920, McGurk, Halloran, Tumulty, and Gilligan. McGurk was elected captain; and, with the long sought varsity letter now within his reach, “Ed." took up the burden with a will. The season was a success, not in view of games won, but in view of the foundation laid for the future development of hockey at Fordham; and the true value of the season was evidenced in the spirit with which the Maroon took up the club to hammer her way to the intercollegiate championship of this season of 1921. Joe Du Moe, of football fame, was chosen to coach the team of 1921. “Ed" Curley was elected manager. “Ed” .McGurk, in view of his splendid work on the 1920 squad, was re-elected Captain.
In passing, we would call attention to the enthusiastic reception tended by the student body at large to his one-year-old sport. It was the “talk of the town. Hut like all things untried, a certain amount of doubt was evidenced as to the outcome of the season. Perhaps there was room for doubt; one-year-old hockey teams, like one-year-old babies, seldom startle the world.- Hut read on!
The Class of Twenty-One has a special interest in Curley and McCurk. But we are not alone in the praise of Curley’s energetic and efficient management. He secured the Ice Palace for our home games and arranged a schedule beyond all expectations. McGurk’s efforts need little mention, for every follower of the sport will testify to his flashes of brilliant play and his rock bottom defense in the race that finds Fordham tied for first place among the colleges of the East as this history goes to press. We of Twenty-One are represented also by “Dinip” Halloran, Gilligan and Tumulty; and we refer our readers to the records of the season for a complete account of their work on the squad.
165The first game with Princeton was hard fought and well won. The playing ol both teams received the highest praise from the sporting critics of tin Past: and special notice was taken of the contest by the sporting pages of the New York papers, since it was the first intercollegiate hockey game played in New York in three years. 1 he first goal was scored by Lincoln of Princeton after thirteen minutes of play in the first period, and it was the only goal the Tigers tallied throughout the game. In the second period. C. Noonan and McPherson of Fordham broke through the clever guarding of Maxwell and tallied two points, giving the Maroon a margin of one point, which they held until the finish of the third period. Both teams fought with every ounce of energy and skill to tally in the last period, hut they seemed deadlocked: and the final score was in favor of the Maroon. 2 to 1.
The University of Pennsylvania game was a walk-away for the Maroon. Although Penn scored the first goal of the game, at no time was the issue in favor of Fordham doubtful. McPherson and Noonan exhibited a brand of playing that won round after round of applause; and the stolid and clever support of McGurk and Keresey was an outstanding feature of the victory. At the end of the third and last period, Fordham stood in the lead, 15 to 3.
The Massachusetts Aggies, who a week previous held Harvard scoreless until the last five minutes of play and then lost out by the score of 2 to 0. came into Fordham’s camp quite confident of victory. But the Maroon was equally confident and a hit more skillful. Duncan, McPherson and “Mooney” Harrington scintillated a candle power above the rest of the Fordham stars, and McCarthy was a bit better than his mates on the Aggies. The final score was 8 to 3 in Fordham's favor.
We were unable to report the remaining games of the season before going to press. But the marvelous showing of the first three contests speaks well for the rest of the season. No less a personage than Tom Thorpe, one of the country's leading hockey experts, predicted Fordham as a dangerous contender for the intercollegiate title after the Maroon had so overwhelmingly defeated the L. of P., and he merely voiced the anticipations of every Fordham man. Manager Curley has announced games pending with Harvard, Boston College, and Hamilton. We are justly confident.
Coach: "BKKME" WEFERS Captain: JAMES McGARYEY
Manager: JOHN CUNNINGHAM, ’21 Assistant Manager: VINCENT O’SHEA, ‘22
The season ol 1920 21 finds Fordham’s track team in belter repute tlian any team of the University since the season of 1916-17. The war left its impression on all college sports, and track was no exception. But we feel that this year’s team staged as fine a comeback in its own sphere as did the Maroon eleven on the gridiron, though indeed the return of football was more spectacular.
The capable “Bernie” Wefers was retained as coach, and exerted his best efforts to rounding out a representative team. We of Twenty-One were well represented by McCarvey, the Captain of the squad, and by Cunningham, who has managed to stage two meets up to our going to press, and who promises three or four equally imposing events before the end of the season, provided substantial opposition can be found. “Ray” Whearty’s capture of the two-
VARSTTY TRACK TEAM 192J
to tight: MeNULTY. MULVEY. L1DDY. WHEARTY. TOERNER. LAMM. WEICLAND. SEIDEL
mile Junior Metropolitan championship was a splendid start.
The first meet of the seasoit resulted in a rather meagre victory for C. C. N. Y. “Ray” Whearty, one of the most promising long distance runners in collegiate circles, carried the Maroon in first place by a lead of over one hundred yards at the finish, running the course in 30:19. Ford ham defeated Brooklyn Tech over the same course by a score of 23 to 33. Whearty again held the lead, finishing in 30:17; McGarvey finished third.
Of the events pending in which the Maroon harriers will have the opportunity again to display their speed and endurance, we look forward with special interest to the Penn relay. We prophesy success.
There is a splendid track future in store for Fordham, a future that the youngsters of the prep will have on opportunity of sharing. Development is a gradual process. Track stars arc not developed over night. Fordham has the capability not only of continuing the splendid work of the past but of improving upon it. Let the youngsters come forward. “Bernie’ Wefers will make them hearty welcome.
Captain: JOHN J. MEEHAN, ’21
Manager: El) KD 15. McGURK. "21
The season of 1920, in which Fordhain was runner up in the Metropolitan College Championship tournament, was a step towards the eminence that Fordham is bent on reaching in the collegiate racquet world. The work of John McLoughlin. “Yummy Meehan and “Tom" Keresev was remarkable, though, as in the case of track, not as spectacular as that of the ,, gridiron or diamond men.
VARSITY TENNIS TEAM 92 | deserve our ,,eaitv com.
Up to nght: MGR. MrGlIRK. MANNING. C.AFT. MF.KHAV M. MAHON.
boa i.AN. kelly mendation. “Tom' Manning,
too, who unexpectedly shone forth as a tennis star in the tournament, must not be forgotten.
Great doings are predicted for the season of 1921. “Ed” McGurk, of hockey fame, was appointed manager. Though his schedule is incomplete, we look forward to matches with Yale, Dartmouth, Williams, Colgate, Springfield Y. M. C. A., Syracuse, University of Pittsburgh, N. Y. U., Columbia, Stevens and Pratt Institute.
The trvouls will be conducted on an elimination basis. An earnest appeal foi candidates has been made by Manager “Ed” McGurk. We feel confident that the student body of Fordham contains the nucleus of a champion team. The appeal has a bearing not only on the coming season but on the future interests of Fordham as well. Those acquainted with the facetiously styled, gentle art of racquet wielding know what perseverance and genuine effort are attached to success. As in the case of track, we appeal to the youngsters to get busy. Fordham has been far from amiss in the past, but we have not as yet reached the coveted goal of collegiate supremacy. W e have the latent ability and we intend to drag it forth from the retiring violet class and give it its place in the sun. We have the facilities: in face no better are afforded anywhere. Men of Fordham, we want you. with your ability and the unbeatable Fordham spirit.
Among those reported, to dale, to be in line for the squad are Meehan, Keresev. Bovlan, O’Shea. Leddy and Reynolds. Boylan and Reynolds are promising; Meehan and Keresev have already marie tennis history for Fordham.
168AWARDS AND CITATIONS
Best All-Around Man...........................Halloran
Most All-Round Man.............................Mulligan
Most Popular ....................................Meehan
Most Likely to Succeed...................J. T. Murray
Most Brilliant .................................McNamee
Most Energetic ..........................de Pasquale
Most Obliging ........................... . T. Murray
Most Collegiate ................................McGurk
Most Mysterious .................................Keenan
Liveliest .................................. McDermott
Best Student ..................................McNamee
Best Speaker ...................................Meehan
Best Writer ...................................J anuch
Best Actor .......................................Leddy
Best Athlete .................................Halloran
Best Dancer ....................................McGurk
Best Mixer .....................................Gallon
Best Bluffer ...................................Tumulty
Best Politician ..................................Curry
Best Party Crasher ...........................Donnelly
Best Conversationalist ..........................Panucn
Best Prospective Husband .........................White
Best Tea Battler ................................McGurk
Most Popular Actor ......................George Walsh
Most Popular Actress..............................Ruth Findlay
Most Popular Illustrator......... William Van Dresser
Most Popular Study .........................Psychology
Most Popular Came .............................Football
Most Popular Profession ..........................Laic
Done Most for Fordham .....................de Pasquale
Done Most for the Class ...................de Pasquale
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Women and Editors insist on having the las t word. We have more than a woman’s reason for our Epilogue, however, for its purpose is to express our thanks to those who have assisted the Class of Twenty-One in making this volume of the Maroon a success.
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2839 Grand BTv’d. and Concourse Near 198th Street Bronx, N. V.
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DANIEL BARBER SHOP
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156 E. 188th Street
Rcr. Concourse and Crrstnn Avc . Bronx.
FIRST-CLASS ICE CREAM PARLOR
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}X7 E. FORDHAM ROAD
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JOSEPH’S 2843 Grand Concourse, X. Y. C.
A . IV. Corner Fordhum Road and Crest on My Mu:to Is:
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2545 WEBSTER AVE., BRONX. N. Y.
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2651 Webster Ave. Bronx, X. V.
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PELHAM BAY PARK NEW YORK CITY
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Its service excellent and cuisine perfect.
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r - MARION PHOTO STUDIO
366j 2 E. FORDHAM ROAD
KIDDIES FEEL AT HOME IN OUR STUDIO
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EXCELSIOR BUFFET LUNCH AND RESTAURANT
112 F.. FORDHAM ROAD 12$ EAST FORDHAM ROAD
Ret. Jerome Avc. and Grand Concourse Cor. 180tli St. New York 1256 Third Avc.. 748 Lexington Avc.. Ret. 72nd • 7Jrd St . Bet. 59th 60th Sts.
Phone Fordham 2946 JAMES SERLETIS LUNCH
HARRY HARRIS AND SON CORPORATION
BUILDER OF MEN'S CLOTHES
2520 Marion Avc. Cor. Fordham Rd. New York Ciiy sha neon axd (tiers a SPECIALTY
Pressing and Cleaning Suits Made to Order, $40 and up 423 EAST FORDHAM ROAD, BRONX 190th St. 3rd Ave. Phone Fordham 5299
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HEITMANN AUTO SERVICE INC.
406 East Fordham Road and 477 East Fordham Road
MOVING AND EXPRESSING Daily to New York and Other Points
TEL. FORDHAM 377
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WM. BARNETT, Prop.
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TAILOR FORDHAM STUDENTS --------o---
CORRECT CLOT H E S
We make the new models demanded by the young man who insists upon having his clothes up to the minute.
PRICES REASONABLE CLEANING DYEING PRESSING
Suits for pressing called for and delivered daily
2510 GRAND CONCOURSE
(Near Fordham Road)
UNITED SHOE REPAIRING SERLETIS BROS.
HOUSE 427 E. FORDHAM ROAD
AND At 3rd Ave. “L” Station
THE BRONX SHOE HAT CLEANING CO. Choice Assortment of
389 K. FORDHAM ROAD I'RCI rs. K !•; ( REAM. CIGARS. CIGARETTES
Tel. Fordham 1199 ICE CREAM SODA
FULL SATIS FACTION TO ALL STANDARD CANDIES
FORDHAM’S LARGEST VICTROLA SHOP
Phone Fordham I6S5
Just raft of Keith's Theatre
FOR YOUR VICTOR RECORDS AND O. R. S. MUSIC ROLLS
FORDHAM TALKING MACHINE SHOP, INC.
JRVING J. LEVINE President
303-05 EAST FORDHAM ROAD New York City.
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271 E. Fordham Road Near Valentine Ave. 3863—3rd Ave.—1921 Washington Ave.—3778 Broadway New York
WE SPECIALIZE IX Ice Cream
HAIR COLORING ANY SHADE MADE “In New York and all around Morions Ice Cream is renowned."
LADIES HAIR DRESSING, MANICUR-| 1KG, SCALP TREATMENT, SHAMPOOING, MARCEL WAVING,
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2504 GRAND CONCOURSE Near Fordham Rd. Phone Fordham 0655 SHOE REPAIRING
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2519 Webster Ave. Post Office Building
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3M-40 FORDHAM ROAD 3 Blocks East of Concourse
423 TREMONT AVKN Near Park Avenue
MEET ME FACE TO FACE
IN MV NEW STORE ALEX. W. MARKHAM
Men's Furnisher and Hatter
FORDHAM RD VALENTINE AVE. Opposite Keith's Formerly at 427 Trcinont Avc.
NOVOTNY BROS. (Inc.)
BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS
24-42 JEROME AVE.. 515 E. TREMONT AVE.. Tel. Fordham 1703 Tel. Tremont 2376
NEW YORK CITY
FORDHAM BOYS' SHOP
High (iradc Clothes and Young Men’s Clothing
“Everything for the Bey’'
At 27. E. Fordham Road
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215 EAST BROADWAY m PROSPECT AYE.. Brooklyn 17(0 PITKIN AV’K„ Brooklyn 262 K. FORDHAM ROAD
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Telephone -Rryant 6176
THE PIROUETTE TEA ROOM
LUNCHEON .... DINNER Afternoon Tea Waffles Also A La Carte f 4 West 46th Street
ADELAIDE MARY LOl'ISE
NEW DELMONICO CHINESE RESTAURANT
Open From 11 A. M. to 3 A. M. 2549 Webster Ave. Bronx. N. Y.
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THE same unimpeachable fabrics—inimitable style—and unmatchablc workmanship which characterize McCreery Clothes for Men and Young Men arc conspicuous in these new Spring creations—despite the fact that their prices have been lowered considerably to accompany the economical trend of the times.
James McCreery Co.
5th Avenue and 35th Street Men’ Clothe Shop—Second Floor
If New York’s Social Center
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fvm fffff Geo. Sweeney. Vice-President
Social Atmosphere. Equipment. Service, Accessibility J ames Woods. Vice President
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JOHN MeE BOWMAN President MURRAY HILL HOTEL Quiet, Select and Homelike James Woods. Vice-President
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Shamrock Towing Co.
Local, Long Distance and Shoal W7ater
Fire and Wrecking Pumps Scows to Charter
50th STREET, North River, NewYork
TELEPHONE CIRCLE 8060—DAY OR NIGHT
42d Street West of Broadway
Telephone Bryant 4535
of Art and Dining will find Doth happily combined at Murray's. You step from the noisy street into the entrancing atmosphere of a Roman garden with its classical statuary and vistas of the distant sea. canopied by the blue skies of Sunny Italy
Delectable food served with that intelligent care which meets the desires of the most discriminating
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13 William Street, New York
Capital and Surplus, $15,000,000
BRONX BRANCH .175 EAST 149th STREET FOROHASt BRANCH Mb FORDHAM ROAD TREMONT BRANCH TREMONT AND ARTHUR AVES.
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New York City
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149 th St., West of 3d Sfve.
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TO EVERYBODY CONNECTED WITH FORDHAM UNIVERSITY WE OFFER A DISCOUNT OF 10%.
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Lou hlin Bros.
270 and 272 Pearl St., New York
( «t Fulton Street )
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Telephone: Lenox 2940
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Real Estate and Insurance
207 EAST 84th STREET
New York City
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Telephone Fordham 507 JOHN ROHWEDER S CO. CASH GROCERS 2761 WEBSTER AVE. NEW YORK DR. A. H. BABCOCK : Dentist 1 Weekdays. 9 a. m. to 6 r. m. 1 Mondays and Thursdays. 9 a. m. to S r. m. 571 East 181th Street New York “L" Station 183rd St PHONE 5056 FORDHAM •
AMERICAN BARBER SHOP A. G. DU ERR. Proprietor 2595 Webster Ave., 193rd Street Patronage of Fordham Men Appreciated A. STERX Phone. Fordham 2S2S H. STEFS STERN BROTHERS Bakery, Lunchroom and Restaurant 366 EAST FORDHAM ROAD. BRONX. N. Y.
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