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 T i M H 9 A E 2, R 5 O O NCOPYRIGHT. 1925 JAMES J. SHERIDAN Editor JOSEPH P. DUNN Business ManagerTHE MAROON 1925 THE YEAR BOOK of FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASSFOREWORD (’A N presenting the Maroon lor 1925, the Ed' itors have worked with one end in view, and the firm belief that they could attain this end x_,_____ has made an otherwise irksome task a labor of love in the truest and fullest sense of the word. It we shall have succeeded in giving to the readers of this yearbook an appreciation of the respect wc bear our college; if there is instilled or augmented in you by the perusal of these pages something of the same love we bear our Alma Mater; and it we can bind you to Fordham with some of the ties of true friendship that hold us forever in communion with her, if in the least degree wc shall have done this, wc shall look upon this volume as the best work of our college life. For we have learned to love Fordham. and these four years arc precious to us; wc would have you treasure them with us. The Class or 1925.content: Book I. - - - THE CAMPUS Book II. ' - THE COLLEGE Book III. - - - ACTIVITIES Book IV..........SPORTS Book V. HUMORDEDICATION TO JUeli. James (S. rfayes, we dedicate this, our last unde graduate work, not only as a token of our regard, hut as a pledge and a promise of our remembrance.REV. JAMES T. G. HAYES. S. J.BOOK ONETo us, (he campus has been the focus of so many of our activities chat ic has become the object of much of our affection, so that, more even than its beauty, ive shall cherish the memory of the things we achieved and the friends we made at FORDHAMThe Elm Lined PathRose HillArchbishop HughesPater Nos ter RowThe AuditoriumA RetreatSt. John’s ChapelSt. John’s HallThe GymnasiumInterior of GymnasiumAii Revoir!IP. Glass of 1925 here wish to partly discharge art obligation of which tlvey have become increasingly conscious during each of their four years at Fordham, by gratefully acknowledging their great indebtedness to those who hav'e been our teachers, and who hav’e given themselves to make us men. Page 29REV. EDWARD P TIVNAN. S. J. RECTOR 1919-1924REV. WILLIAM J. DUANE. S. J. RECTOR 1922REV. MICHAEL JESSUP. S. J. DEAN 10101024 REV. GEORGE F. STROHAVER DEAN 102 3 REV. JAMES T. G. HAYES. S. J. PREFECT OF DISCIPLINE REV. IGNATIUS W. COX. S. J. STUDENT COUNCILLOR Page .12REV. JOSEPH A. MURPHY. S. J. PROFESSOR or PSYCHOLOGY REV. THOMAS J. BARRETT. S. J. PROrCSSOR OF ETHICS Page . REV. JOSEPH ASSMUTH. S. J. PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY REV. CHARLES J. DEANE. S. J. PROFESSOR OF HISTORYFATHER DUFFY JUNIOR PHILOSOPHY FATHER COX JUNIOR PHILOSOPHY FATHER OLAUGHLIN PHYSICS FATHER OATES SOPHOMORE LATIN , Jt FATHER TAAFFE SOPKOMOKt ENGLISH F '■ FATHfRGAYNOR EHESHMAN LATIN MR. O'CONNOR MR. GANNON MECHANICS EHESHMAN ENGLISH MR. SHIELDS MATHEMATICSA Year’s Growth Nineteen Twenty-five may be referred to as a million dollar year in the history of Fordham. The past twelve months have seen the completion of the new gymnasium, perhaps the finest in the entire East, of the new Seismic Laboratory, and of the College Hook Store, while approximately fifty per cent of the work on the new Library has been already completed at the time this volume goes to press. With the Provincial’s house and the new printing plant of the Apostleship of Prayer, these constitute a group of six buildings that have helped to make, both as regard architecture and size, a new Fordham. First in point of immensity and interest is the long awaited Gym. The sight of its huge, though artistically proportioned bulk is quite enough to instill in every Fordhamite a full-grown superiority complex. Modeled after the modern type of armory, it has unexcelled facilities for all sorts of training; its floor, which is entirely unobstructed for a space of 200 by 125 feet provides space for a twelve lap running track, within which can be placed a full size basketball court. With the special stands in place, it can, and has accommodated crowds of over five thousand for basketball games. A half dozen tennis matches, and as many handball games can be played in it simultaneously,. Another feature of interest in it is the swimming pool, a maroon and white tile affair of the most up-to-date construction, equipped with the latest improvements in machinery for filtering and purifying the water. Rooms for the various teams are provided on what is really the ground floor. In fact, the building is so arranged that both locker rooms and pool receive sufficient natural light to preclude the use of electric light except at night. Offices for the Graduate Manager and the Athletic Association are found in the front part of the structure, as well as rooms for Page 35boxing and wrestling teams and their coaches. The Seismic Station, located northeast of the Auditorium, is the gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Spain, and was elected by them in memory of their son, William Lavelle Spain, a member of the class of ’24, who died before the completion of his college course. It has three rooms, one of which is a kind of vestibule, the next the instrument room, containing one of the newest seismographs in the world, and the third is a dark room for the development of the recording films. A peculiar feature of the Book Store is that it is made largely of the stones that once composed the old porter's lodge at the gate near Third Avenue. It is the pride of Father Bertolero’s heart, especially its copper roof, for which he has so much regard that he likes nothing better than rainy weather to demonstrate its superiority over all other roofs on the campus. The last of the quartet, the Library, has not yet reached completion, but is far enough along in the process of construction to give a rather definite idea of its ultimate appearance. Its style is the same as that of the Gvm-Collegiate Gothic,—the most graceful of all for school buildings. It is to be 150 feet wide and 110 in depth, and faces toward the main gate to the grounds. Our picture shows the structure on March 10, 1925. LIBRARY. MARCH. 1925 Page 36 u=:!i BOOK TWOSenior Class Officers Gerald Fitzgerald ............................ President Thomas Malone Vice-President Francis A. Walsh...............................Secretary Henry A. McCarthy ............................ Treasurer Page il"Dan DANIEL J. BARRETT, JR. Ford ham Prep. College Orchestra 1. Class Track Team 1, 2, 3, 4. Varsity Track Team 1. 2. 3. 4, Captain 2. Varsity Cross Country 2. LACES do not make men famous: men make places famous. And so while Bedford Park, the Bronx, isn't the capital of the United States, or even of the Empire state, it is none the less, a capital place, for it numbers among its citizens the thoroughly capital Daniel Joseph P arrett Junior. Dan’s favorite diversions are running roadsters and races. It would he a difficult task to find anyone who has ever seen him outside of class in anything but an automobile or track suit. Let the “Bronx Buick Booster” of which he is editor, business manager, reporter and photographer tell of his prowess as an automobile salesman. Dan has been a varsity man on both cross-country and track teams for four years, reaching his zenith when he captained the latter in 1923. the first time in the history of Fordham, in-so-far as we could ascertain, that a sophomore led the varsity track squad. Page 2"Joe" JOSEPH (i. BILL "Brooklyn Prep." Chinatown Mission 3. Class Football 1. Varsity Football 2, 3, 1. Class Baseball 2, 3, 4. HIS blond voting giant from Brooklyn might be termed the “Playboy of the Senior Class”, if by that appellation we were to understand one who loves a good battle or any lively bit of fun that has no malice mixed up in it anywhere. As becomes a star tackle, Joe likes a hard game of football, and even more he likes a worthy foeman. Whether tossing his opponent, or being tossed himself, he never lost the power to grin good-naturedly, even though the grin might have to appear from under a layer of mud. Essentially light hearted. Joe has no illusions with regard to the business of life, and the class can boast no more careful student than he. Not that he was in any sense a bookworm, but he saw to it, sports or no sports, that his was a respectable standing in class, except, perhaps—and here he lacked not for company—in the case of physics and chemistry. But then, no one, not even Joe is perfect, and who wants to be a paragon anyway? Page 43“Gil” (MI,BRUT JOSEPH BRA IE Fordham I’rep. Vaivity Track 1, 2. 3, I. Class Track 1. 2. 3, 4. Class Football I. IHE unique distinction of being the first of his class to win the it ] ’Varsity “F” belongs to “Gil” Brauc. Away back in Freshman ® year, when the rest of us were nursing the desire of one day winning the coveted emblem of a 'Varsity team, “Gil” was displaying the letter on his manly chest with the aplomb of one who. within a few months, had acquired the honor which takes the ordinary athlete a couple of years to obtain. But alas! the lure of science attracted “Gil”, and he forsook the track team for biological research. And the wailings of “Jake” Weber, at his having lost a star, were drowned out by the loud rejoicings of the Mendel Club, at the acquisition of this prodigy, who eclipsed his classmates almost immediately in the study of serous membranes, and post-cavals, and platv-helminthes, and other pets of Father Caballero. Page ii"Ked" "Adam" PA CL 1 BRENNAN Brooklyn Prep. Prom Committee 3. Secretary, Pre-Med. 2. Chinatown Mission 3. Varsity Football 1. 2. 3. I. Captain 4. Varsity Baseball 1, 2. Varsity Swimming 4. “Red" has comp the honor of leading the first Fordham team o best Georgetown on the gridiron since the resumption of foot- all in 1018. And it was an honor he richly deserved. Four •ears he played Varsity football, three of them as regular cen-;er, and ever, despite the most severe and painful injuries, he was in there fighting, an inspiration to his mates and a terror to the foe. It will be many a year before we shall see as colorful a captain or as deadly a tackier as this fiery haired son of Brooklyn. Once off the football field, “Adam" is known as a steady going young man, good in his studies, possessing a knowledge of much chemistry, as becomes one aspiring to an M.D. and a way with the ladies most befitting one who is blessed with good looks, a pleasant nature, athletic ability, and last but not least, the finest head of red hair in Fordham. His one weakness, and sadly, one apparent to all, is hats, and such hats! Good luck. Paul, and may the first man you operate on be from B. C. Page 45GEORGE A. BRENNER Xavier High School Y George! Look who’s here! If, in some future year, any of us hanpens to he far from home and friends (in an eminent consular position perhaps), we can think of nothing that would so vividly recall old times and bring back the ante-commencement atmosphere, as a sight of the beaming Brenner. He radiates remembrance as a stove gives forth heat, and sitting near him is equally comforting. To listen to the familiar “Now, I don’t know much about it, but here’s the way it strikes me”—to hear him recount the latest New York story (he would first tell you what kind it was, if you were the particular sort)—to argue with him about the merits of his beloved “Yanks”—why this would make one right at home in Afghanistan! Wherever we spend the next life, if George is there, we shall feel accMmated. Pa fie !,C "Ed" "Eddie” EDMUND C. BURKE Ford ham I’rep. Associate Editor Monthly 3, 4. Council of Debate 3, 4. Vice-President 4. Varsity Debating Team 4. Prom Committee 3. Associate Editor Maroon 4. Harvester Club 3, 4. F it were not for the fact that he is the greyest of the greybeards—twelve long years have passed since Eddie first started to pluck the roses of learning at old Rose Hill—Our gentleman of the illustrious oratorical name could claim for himself distinction. A mere record of years might, satisfy some, but not Ed. There were too many coveted prizes to gain, so he set about the quest in his usual methodical, quiet, unobtrusive but confident manner. Eddie, however, was broadminded. lie did not permit himself to confine his talent to the classroom alone, so the hall of debate, the editorial quill, the tennis court and the golf course all became enriched through the Burkian touch which was not a touch at all. but a hearty thump on the back. Only the glaze of the ballroom floor was needed to polish off the finished man and well ask anv of Ed’s fair friends and they will answer: “Finished? Why. he’s—he’s neat.” Page U"Bobbie" “Bill' WILLIAM T. BURNS Regis High Day Student’s Sodality 1, 2, 3. 4. Chinatown Mission 3. Harvester Club 4. |S you look into the placid blue eyes of the above youth, don’t vou feel an instinctive desire to confide in him? We did. Couldn’t you sit right down and tell him about your latest love? We—er—that’s the way Willy is. He doesn’t talk much himself. lie would rather, as it were, twiddle his thoughts around in his own mind, than toss them out vocally upon an unappreciative world. No wonder he cherishes them, considering how bright and good they are! However, if Willy is frugal with words, he is by no means sparing in the more weighty matter of works. As a student of the classics he proved his mettle early, and he has always occupied a front rank among the philosophers. Then there were covert sidelines, such as mission work in Chinatown and Sunday-school teaching, of which he was never suspected. May a pleasant life be yours, Willy—warm of name and warm of nature ! Page US“Jim JAMES J. CARItOLI. Kingston High HE world is a pendulum, swinging from one extreme to the other, and so when the vogue for sensational philosophies will have abated, we confidently expect to see the limelight, or at least a goodly part of its bright glare, monopolized by Mr. James J. Carroll, advocate par excellence of common sense in philosophy. It is hard to think of anyone else so well fitted for the exposition of such a doctrine. Jim is the very picture of common sense; as it were, he personifies the solidity, the steadfast adherence to principles, the integrity, that we always associate with sensible thought. Besides, he is one of those lucky persons to whom such things as cri-teriology, ethics and psychology are the easiest and most alluring of studies. And that is why Jim is to be envied—for its philosophy is what makes a college, and the college makes the man. Page ifJ“Joe” “Fat JOSEPH J. CAKKOLL I’hillipsburg High Mimes and Mummers 1. 2, 3. 4. St. Vincent de Paul Society 1. 2. 3. 4. President 8. Parthenian Sodality 1, 2, 3. 4. Prefect 4. Hoarders Initiation Committee 3, 4. EKE is an ample man. broad browed and broad backed. Some say that in these days of profiteering landlords, it was his al-dermanic bulk that led to Joe's selection for the part of mine host of the inn for the Varsity Play of '22. However, the critics (more power to them!) acclaimed him the perfect landlord. Accordingly, we hope to be able to refer some day to Mr. Carroll, Fordham 25—big real estate man from New Jersey, y’know. Our smoothly running class meetings owe their perfection in no small part to the Pride of Phillipsburg. At the first call to order. Joe took up an Iloratian position at the door, which he left only to record the various ballots. Veracious as election inspector, impassable as sergeant-at-arms, he has been the soul of order and the prince of harmony. Page 50“Mickey” “Sky-Hook ' RICHARD I’. CHARLES Brooklyn I’rep. Harvester Club 3, 4. Chinatown Mission 3. Freshman Tennis 1. ICKEY is without doubt the most completely left-handed member of the class, the reason being that he has so many southpaw interests. Baseball, golf, tennis, billiards—he plays all from the portside; he talks with his left hand, and even uses a left-handed sky-hook. His dancing, on the contrary, is of the most right-handed and orthodox style, rivaling that of even the most finished practitioners of that gentle art. Mike’s favorite pastime, as far as we are able to judge, is bullying his two little playmates from Brooklyn—Joe Bill and “Red” Brennan. The fact that they were regulars on the football team, and that they sometimes get rebellious and toss him over the grandstand once in a while, doesn’t abash Sir Mike one bit. He claims that mind always triumphs over matter—or nearly always. Page 51PHILIP IIUNCIONE I)c Wilt Clinton High Hay Student’s Sodality 3. 4. of us in college look on the man who takes a heavy course hcmistry as some sort of superior, or at least, extraordinar-gifted personage. Despite the fact that he has tried out ry kind of chemistry he could during his years at Fordham. ry” seems to be quite a normal chap, except in one instance, which, to be sure, is quite enough to make out a bad case against the usual collegian. To come to the point. Philip has always and ever been amongst the first to pay his class dues. One thing that has endeared Phil to us is this: he has never tried to show us how much he knows; on the contrary, to speak with him, one would gather that he was an ordinary man with the usual antipathy toward test tubes and retorts, and so, retaining his words within him, he has retained our hearts as his own—an accomplishment not the least amongst the deeds of men. Page 52Fritz” FRANCIS J. COFFEY South Hi h (Creighton 1, 2.) Parthenian Sodality 3. 4. Glee Club 4. Mendel Club 4. HEN, in September, 1923, Frank blew into town in a caboose from Omaha, Nebraska, news of him and his mode of travel swept over the campus and the cowboy had to tell and retell the story of his experience to all who sought him out. Take the others who heard his Oddessy, we immediately liked him and sincerely welcomed him into the class. lie reminded us of the knight-errant of old, for like them, he is an adventurer, a traveller, chivalrous, fearless, and worthy of every trust. Frank believes in doing one thing at a time and doing it thoroughly. Heralded as a student from Creighton U., he proved himself that and more—a patron of the drama, an asset to any drawing room and a prince of good fellows. We regret only that he was two years late in arriving in the Bronx. Page 53PAL L COLLINS Rutland High Associate Editor Maroon 4. Prom Committee 3. President Athletic Association I. Mimes and Mummers 1, 2. 3, L Business Manager Glee Club 3. Council of Debate I, 4. Freshman Dance Com. I. |HE responsibility that is his as the class’s sole representative from the Green Mountain States rests airily on Paul’s head. Head, say we, instead of shoulders, for the Fordham episode in his life has been marked by the display of some pronounced agility in matters forensic, literary, and philosophic rather than by any exhibition of the strength that moves mountains, via the pick and shovel route. Paul has had a large finger in most of the activities of the class, serving on various dance committees, including that for the Junior Prom, and raising an eloquent New England voice in ye class meeting. He didn’t let his voice keen him out of the Glee Club, but filled in most acceptably as the business manager of the youthful organization in his junior year. Ilis most notable post, and one he has held with eminent satisfaction to all. is that of A. A. President. Page 54JAMES F. CONCAGH Mt. Bymard Council of Debate I, 2, 3, 4. Harvester Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Play Shop 1. 2. Winner One Act Play 1. Boy Scout Movement 3. 4. St. Vincent de Paul 2. 3. HOUGH his interests during the past four years have been manifold, none has claimed “Jim’s” attention as has the now historic Scout Movement which was instituted at Fordham in 1923. Despite the many difficulties that beset the path of "Boy Scout Conky”, he at last succeeded in building an organization which has now taken its place in the active life of the college. The Chinatown Mission, too, found in him an ardent advocate and it is said that in their leisure moments he assists his almond-eyed students with their cross-word puzzles when they are weary of being punged and chowed. We nominate Jim as Ambassador to the Court of Versailles, for his French—parblieu—it is beyond reproach. Here’s hoping we are in Paris in 1945 to join in the cry: “Vive l’Ambasador Concagh.” Page 55"Frank FRANCIS X. CURLEY Itronklyn Prep. Freshman Playshop I. Chinatown Mission 3. Day Student’s Sodality 1. 2. 3, 4 EF7T Frank Curley, folks—Fordham’s member ol the “Willing Ears” Society. Have you a good story to tell and want someone to appreciate it; have you been turned down cold and seek sweet words of sympathy; have you a grouch and need someone to cure it?—hum up Frank and pour your soul into his ears (figuratively, of course) and find what a solace a serious man can be. Serious is the correct epithet, for despite his smiling face, Frank's nature is, we fear, tinged with a bit of pessimism, induced, no doubt, by his rank failure to convert one Casey of jolly memory to his own more sober ways. However, the attempt was not without fruit, for ever since Frank has taken an interest in the doings of even the wildest of men. but not the extent of being influenced by them. We venture to predict that, contrary to custom, Frank will never have an enemy. Page 66“Joe" JOSEPH E. DEAI)Y Rftfis High Harvester Club 3, 4. Class Baseball 1. 2, 3, 4. OE is, we think, going to be the means of keeping our class reunions frequent and well attended for a number of years, for some of the boys, disappointed of their hopes these four years, will return again and again in the hope of finding the Deady hair disheveled, even to the slight extent of a single hair out of place. From present indications they are due for a long, long wait; it may be for years, and it may be forever............. Joe’s sartorial perfection is but a “signum quo”, by which we know the full man. Whether it be in the classroom or on the baseball diamond, at work or at play, he delights in doing all things neatly, and to perfection. Joe has, indeed, the ability of the efficiency expert, leavened with an extremely gracious and attractive disposition. Page. 57GEORGE DEELY Kegis High (Holy Cross I. 2.) Associate Editor Maroon 4. APPILY endowed is the man who can make another friend as soon as he makes an acquaintance. Better yet is he, who having made a friend, always retains the friendship. George does both. He is extremely optimistic and always pleasant, with an infinite capacity for ever saying the apt thing at the right time, and for never offending another’s feelings. In him are combined an exceedingly lively sense of humor and the ability to transmit his witticisms to paper on the drawing board. Just as he has the faculty for seeing the humor of a situation, so he possesses the more graphic power of drawing it from life and with life. Needless to say, George was drafted for the art work on the Maroon. George’s natural ability and present popularity augur, with almost absolute certainty, a pleasant and successful career. Page 58“Steve” “Dec” STEPHEN 1)1 A Stuyvesant High Mendel Club. Day Student’s Sodality 3, 4. is not an easy man to write about, for whatever is said of nust, to be in keeping with the man, be unobtrusive, sen-neat ly turned, and, if we can so use the word, handsome, unobtrusive in the way that tasteful decorations are, in they fit into the scheme of things without clashing, not because they are hidden, but because they are the right thing in the right place. And speaking of the right thing. Steve’s face and manner should be quite an aid to him in his chosen profession of medicine. To his older patients he will appear the calm, thoughtful and efficient doctor; to the others he will appear no less capable, but there is sure to be added to their idea of him (especially that of the young ladies) a note of mystery, of romance, as shown in his dark handsome face. P(ujc 59Joe" JOSEPH F. DILLON De La Salle Institute Prom Committee 3. Class Football 1, 2, 3, 4. maketh a full man and discussion a smart one—so our Joseph, to whom there is indeed but one magic “Demonstrandum est’ The unerring, unceasing pur-.bjective evidence has occupied most of his time for the t years, and in fact, the Prof who expounded a thesis to the satisfaction of Joe’s critical taste could feel that his arguments were unassailable. Still seeking knowledge of the obstruse and difficult, Joe took up the study of the theories of radio with such success that in a short time he had invented the “Cuckoodyne”—a set that detected without a detector. Having seen the thing work, we have to class him with Marconi. Football maketh a strong man. said Joe, and straightway hied him to the gridiron where for four years he was a mainstay of the class team, playing guard, tackle and end with equal skill and vehemence. HADING holdeth phrase: suit of c two past Page 60“Rolluf" RALPH J. DORAN Hoboken High Circulation Manager Monthly 3, 1. Mimes and Mummers 3, 4. Publicity Mgr. 4. St. Vincent de Paul 2, 3, 4. Vice-Pres. 4. Harvester Club 2. 3, 4. Mendel Club 2, 3. 4. SKED why he had joined the Mendel Club, Doc Doran explained it as follows: being Circulation Manager of the Monthly, he took biology to learn all he could about said circulation, and of course the Mendel Club is the place for an active biologist. Ralph, however, is no grind. He was no sooner released from Ellis Island on his way from Hoboken, and established at the “Big L‘“ than he joined the Freshman Playshop and began to hunt for other enjoyable ways of rendering bis period of exile from Jersey’s shores less dull, stale and unprofitable. How well he has succeeded is best attested by the list of his offices and societies. Not only is the record for attendance at Fordham dances in Ralph’s possession, but he has also helped other and more bashful swrins to an evening’s enjoyment by onportunelv introducing some of his fair friends. Page 61“Jimmy" “Dune JAMES L. DINCANSON Regis High Harvester Huh 1. 2. S. 4. Council of Debate 3. Glee Club 4. is a likable fellow with just enough Scotch in him to make serious at the right time and by the same token, leave him t-hearted whenever possible. “Dune’s” activities have been various. His religious ten-•ies—for be it known that Jim is a model young man—led him to join the Harvester Club in Freshman and the result was four years of faithful service. (Wonder if the Club tea dances had anything to do with this?) “When in Junior, do as the Juniors do”, and so Jim joined the Debating Society. It is understood that he has leanings toward the game of politics, and so this step was perhaps more sensible than it seemed to the great majority of non-debaters. In Senior, someone discovered that Jim had a voice and as a result, he joined the Glee Club. To date the identity of the discoverer has not been made known. Page 62Joe" "Big Hoy" JOSEPH P. DUNN Fordham Prop Ram Staff 2, 3, 1. Business Manager 3, 4. dee Club, Director 3, Chairman 4. Debating Society 3, 4. Student Council 4. Prom Committee 3. Maroon. Business Mgr. 1. Varsity Football 3. 4. ERE is a man of parts! Athlete, student, gentleman, at once. “Joe” requires his six feet plus stature to accommodate the wide range of his activities. The diversity of his appetites and fancies is monumental. We have seen him, perfectly at home, in the gray drabness of debate meetings; amidst the gaiety of proms and hops; at Aeolian recitals and the lowly movie. Dilettante, if you will; yet astonishingly brilliant in each phase of his variety of moods—a Jean Cocteau, not a jack-of-all-trades. For what “Joe” does, he does well; he sings with, and is Chairman of. the Glee Club; he has a flair for the business end of journalism, and is Business Manager of both the Ram and the Maroon; and to the union of artist and business man is added the rare charm of his personality. Page 6SGERALD E. DWYER Regis High Harvester Club 1. 2, 3, 4. Varsity Basketball 4. Class Basketball 1. Class Football 2. Class Baseball 2, 3. I. f”jg° gg|IlEY tell us that Jerry developed his speed running past Wood-ISESi' lawn Cemetery on dark and lonely nights; be that as it may. he is a very live young man, and his fleetness of foot was great enough to earn him a place on the basketball squad in his Senior year—no small achievement, considering the fact that the team won fifteen out of the sixteen games played. One had to he a real basketball player to stick with that outfit. Of late Jerry has gotten accustomed to the spooks and Senior found him one of its most exnert of its many devotees to the Terpsichorean art. From his association with one Whalen, we gather that “Dode” has political leanings; in fact, we have heard that he is grooming himself for the job of Corporation Counsel and has promised the Mayor to take over the work as soon as he finishes at Law School. Pane 61THOMAS A. KUAN St. Meter’s Prep Council of Debate 1, 2, 3. 4. Debating: Team 1. Glee Club 4. Mimes and Mummers 4. Harvester Club 4. HERE was a ship’ quoth he”, that faithfully served the University of Fordham for four long years in daily bearing to Man-I hattan’s welcoming shores this favorite son of the Jerseys. Harvester. Thespian, Chorister, and Ciceronian extraordinary, Tom has quietly but effectively been connected with a variety of the college activities. His most noteworthy was in the Freshman debate with Columbia in 1922. On that occasion, one of the speakers and the alternate taking sick a few hours before the contest, he was called into service and filled the breech in such admirable style that the vote of the judges was unanimously in favor of Fordham. It is whispered about that Thomas A. Egan, M. D., is to be among well-known doctors in the alumni a few years hence. But doctor, lawyer or Indian Chief we back him for success and wish him the best. Page 65J. HA HOLD EILEKT Evandcr Childs Ilijrh (New York U. 1.) Associate Editor Maroon 4. Associate Editor Ram 3, 4. Press Club 2. 3. 4. Mendel Club 1, 2. r iW ARRY mu st like hard work, for after interesting himself in al-0-5 13 mosl every variety of campus activity, he has decided on a cafe) gsdS a reer whose college counterpart has certainly given him his most difficult tasks. For the past two years he has been a reporter and special article man on the Ram. a post that is no joke under any circumstances, and yet, of such stern stuff is this our Harry made, he has chosen journalism as his profession in life. A true newpaperman is a man of wide experience, and as far as variety of undergraduate pursuits is concerned. “I)imp" is well prepared. Though writing has taken most of his time—he was a member of the Press Club and the Maroon staff—lie found time for the Mendel Club, as well as acting as an instructor in the Chemistry department in Junior. Looking handsome is the easiest thing he has done. Page onWILLIAM P. FINLEY (St. John’s College 1, 2.) Harvester Club 3, 4. Mimes and Mummers 3. 4. Council of Debate 3, 4. Orchestra 3. 4. Class Track 3, 4. ADIES and Gentlemen, this is Hill Finley. Since September, 1923, when he joined our ranks, we have been looking for an adjective which will adequately describe him. And we must confess that the English language doesn’t contain one. The nearest we can come to what wc want is “versatile”. But what other connotation can be applied to a man who is student, actor, debater, musician and athlete all rolled into one, and besides that commutes from Brooklyn every day? Absolutely none! In Junior year Bill, despite close attention to his lessons, found time for various other pursuits, and when he entered the cap and gown class he launched out on a career truly varied and comprehensive. The Mimes and Mummers, the Council of Debate, the Orchestra, and the class Track Team have all benefited by his services, and that in no slight degree. Page 67GEM AM) K. K1TZGEKAM) Fordham Perp. President Student Council 4. Class President 2, 3, 4. Chairman Freshman Rules Committee 2. Council of Debate 3. Varsity Football 2, 3, 4. Class Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4. Freshman Football and Baseball 1. Iffigraggj'l would take the ability of a Boswell and this entire volume to efcgsl (l° justice to Gerry’s biography. He captained our Freshman football team and has been a Varsity luminary ever since. The statement of a rival coach after a close game expresses an unanimous opinion. He said. “Fitzgerald’s the scrappiest, pluckiest, best end for his size in the country.” That same gameness characterized every activity he entered and they were little short of universal. It was not until Sophomore year that “Prexy” acceded to the clamors of the throngs and accepted the Presidency of the class. The glorious record of that class is his record, and the unusual cooperation of the members of the class is due to their emulation of their leader. Never was it more truly said of a man: “To know him is to love him.” “Au revoir”. Fitz— never “Good-bye.” Page OSFRANCIS X- FITZGIBBON Brooklyn Prep. Harvester Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Debating Society 3, 4. Day Students Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4. ES, “Fitz” is quiet, but in him it is a perfection. He has achieved that philosophic calm of disposition which, with the tub, distinguished Diogenes from other explorers, and was the chief trait of the Peripatetic sages in their wanderings about. Every day from the distant fields and lanes of Brooklyn, through trying by-ways and subways came "Fitz”, tranquil and undisturbed. Undaunted by mathematics, serene amid dead languages, judicious at a football game, smiling before the orals was “Fitz”, the Stoic of the class. We can scarcely think of “Fitz” without George, any more than we can picture a honeymoon for one. or a single Smith Brother, and if later we find our friend so estranged, we shall certainly regard him in the light of a denatured being. But as to the man himself, no matter where he may go or what heights he may reach. Fitz stays the same. Page GO"lied" "Tommy'' THOMAS K. FLYNN Keg is High Debating Society 1, 2, 3, 4. Censor 4. [lecture Group 4. Harvester Chib 1, 2. 3. Freshman Initiation Committee 2. Class Football 1, 2, 3, 4. Class Baseball 2. 3. 4. MEN Tom entered college, he was all that the hue of his ruddy locks implied—quick in thought and in temper, generous, determined. But on what he was determined—that point was not clear then, even to him. Soon his interests began to center. His first hope, athletic prowess, lost itself in pneumonia, but Tom grinned cheerfully in the face of Fate, and turned his attention to another sort of “letters”, with which he was better satisfied. Among all of us who scaled the walls of Philosophy’s kingdom, none was more eager or more agile than Tom, and in his leisure hours, he could he seen hurrying up the avenues of classical reading and oratory. In short he became one “whose life was work”, as the poet said of Wellington. May the hostile armaments of life know the resolution and energy that are Tom's, and fall trembling at his approach! Page 70“Foxey HAROLD J. FOX Holy Rosary High Parthenian Sodality 1. 2, 3, 4. OT every man can come from Pittsburgh and retain, when he has emerged to the lighter andd gayer world without, the equilibrium and sedateness that were formerly his. But then “Foxey" is not an ordinary fellow. To allay any possible doubt as to the truth of this statement just cock an ear, as cockily as you can, and listen to the venerable philosopher effervesce syllogisms and distinctions in the classroom any A. M. Then be assured that Harry is quite, yes even most, out of the ordinary. Harry has been most devoted in his attendance at the meetings of the Parthenian Sodality, and we feel certain that during the times of vacation he was doing most efficient missionary work in the far land of Pittsburgh, striving to rescue it from the eternal and impenetrable darkness into which it has fallen. Page 71"Harney” CKOKCE FI. FKIEDREItG l)c Witt Clinton High Mendel Club 1, 2. Contributor to Rullctin 1. H?] sciences connected with preparation for the study of medicine seem in a way to be contagious. In a large number of cases where a man manages to get through his first courses in Chem, the hardest and most advanced branch is apparently the only one that will satisfy him, and when the biology bug has bitten him, nothing can keep him out of the Mendel Club. So it was with Barney when he came to the dear old halls of Fordham. A mere membership in the organization was, however, not enough to appease the yearnings of such a thorough-going young scientist as Barney; instead, he became interested in the research work of the society and contributed an original paper to its bulletin for the school year of 1923-4. The subject of it was “Abnormal Azygos Veins in the Rabbit” and it lived up to its title. PutH 72AARON (JERZOFF l)e Witt Clinton High Mendel Club 1, 2. innocent bystander certainly is the one who meets with the }iarcj iuck. In Junior, when Father Duffy announced that circles would be held at regular intervals during the term, Aaron determined on a course of self-effacement, calculated, so one would think, to preserve him from being drafted for service in them. The plan worked to perfection till so many had adopted it that the class was one of very bashful violets. Then Father Duffy decided to call on the retiring element of the class, and who was more unobtrusive than our friend? So Aaron was elected. To at least one member of the class he has endeared himself in an especial manner. Our class treasurer tells us that whenever he had to collect money for dues, tickets, etc., he always started with Aaron, because he was sure of a pleasant reception—and the requisite cash, than which no treasurer can ask more. Pafte 72“Dick" “Gill,I ItICHARI) T. GILMARTIN East h;i nipt on Hi«h Parthenian Sodality 1. 2, 3. 4. Mimes and Mummers 3, 4. Glee Club 3, 4. St. Vincent de Paul 2, 3, 4. ANDSOME? Ah, yes, but you miss that peachbloom complexion here! Dick, a citizen of Easthampton, was one of the youngest graduates of the town High School, and the first scholar of his class. At Fordham, he continued his academic excellence, rating one of the most consistent high-marksmen to the last. Reticent, we’d call him, but when occasion arises, and fun is a foot—oh, my! He was the handball marvel of St. John’s Hall, and the Prankmaster of Suite 28; he is a lover of hunting, and fishing, and all sports out-of-doors. “Dick” intends topping off his college years with a summer’s fishing on Gardiner's Bay, and a fall of hunting in the Canadian woods. Thereafter. he will try for a full-nelson on metropolitan and Long Island real estate. Look to your money-bags, realtors, “Dick” is in the scramble! Page 74“Jim” “Monk” JAMES P. GLYNN, Jit. Itrooklyn Prep. Harvester Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Class Track Team 1, 2, 3, 4. Class Football 1, 2, 3. 4. IM arrived at Fordham after what might he termed a slight exposure to Holy Cross. He is so quiet and unassuming that he would pass almost unnoticed were it not for some innate attractiveness that seems to emanate from his being. This attraction becomes overwhelming when one learns that he is a golfer, for though an inveterate follower of the ancient and honorable sport, he possesses that which so many golfers lack: the ability to leave golf out of the conversation for at least a reasonable portion of the time. Let him who offers a greater claim to glory stand forth and be dubbed a pervari-cator. When the mood is on him. Jim can step a neat 220 or quarter mile and he has seen to it that said moods were most potent at the times of intcrclass track meets—to which fact ’25 owes a large share of the glory it garnered in those contests. Page 75“Tow" “(ligneous’ “Goof” THOMAS J. OOIT Classical High Council «»f Debate :i, 4. Day Student’s Sodality 1. 2. OR a man of his inches, Tom drives a mighty big car. Still, the way he makes it step around is a conclusive proof of the triumph of mind over matter. Pushing the thought even further, one could say that “Goof" drives a car in order to give a practical demonstration of Scholastic philosophy, by showing the superiority of the spiritual over the material. Back in the Dark Ages, when we were Freshmen, Tom was a boarder, but. as the “day-hops” assert, his luck changed and he was rescued, to join the happy ranks of those whose great work it is to reach the college gate at five before nine. The “residents” claim the change was for the worse: be that as it may. Tom holds the answer to a very interesting question, an answer he lias not announced for fear, to quote each side, of offending the others. Page 76JOHN F. GRADY St. Peter’s Prep. Council of Debate 1. 2, 4. Freshman Debating: Team 1. Freshman Playshop 1. Harvester Club 1. 2, 3, 4. Mendel Club 4. ROM the great open spaces came this favorite son of the Jerseys to grace—like so many of his countrymen before him the forensic and philosophical gatherings of Fordham. Four years now we have known him as the orator and the student, ever prominent in the debate before the class or the Council, and in the vanguard of those begging to differ with the faculty on the finer points of Scholasticism. Again, as a worthy pedagogue of the Chinatown Mission, he was zealous in spreading the Faith of his fathers and the beauty of his mother tongue. Incidently, we here take the opportunity of denying the report which lias so far received much credence—that he was in any great measure responsible for the recent tong fights. Any difficulty John could not dispose of with the arguments of rhetoric and logic was not worth starting a fight over. Page 77HUGH J. GRANT Loyola School Staff Photographer Ram 4. Council of Debate 3. Harvester Club 1, 2. HOUGII the Loyola delegation to the Class of '25 is limited to one. the lack of numbers is more than compensated for in the qualities of its representative. Between the study of phsychol-ogy and extensive travel Ilughie has acquired a knowledge of the subjective and objective worlds that lends to his conversation the “esprit” that was so ardently desired by Horace for his friend on the Via Socia. While Dewey has been at times very active in photography, his class work, though never neglected, has been a matter of leisurely perusal— the best method, too, judging by the excellent standard that he has maintained during the four idyllic years that have just passed. Law is his chosen profession, but we have a notion—tragic though it be—that his admiration and critical judgment of the theatre will lead him into the dramatic department of his favorite Tribune Page 78"Dan "Griff" DANIEL S. GRIFFIN Regis High School Day Students’ Sodality 2, 3, 4. Chinatown Mission 3. Harvester Club 4. ELL. Stranger, how does "Dan” look to you? See if you can read a face. You may reply, “Very nice," if yours is a feminine eye. nor will you be in the least mistaken. You may say. "Dependable”, and you will be right then, too. But if you would like a thorough resume of this gentleman—the conclusion reached by all his friends—you have it in the words: "Dan” is deep. He is one who never tells all he knows, and the reason for this plan. He never could! So he has a habit of not trying, and occupies himself with mental remarks, rather than verbal ones. But when "Dan” talks, he says something, and if there is any talent which is universally appreciated today, it is that one. Without doubt it will carry him far in this wordy world! Page 79JOHN A. HARGROVE Regis High Mimes and Mummers 1, 2. 3, 4. Day Students’ Sodality 1, 2, 3. IKE several others similarly possessed with the wanderlust complex. John did not consider the vacation months a period of time to be spent within the narrow confines of the “States”. Immediately after the last exam he headed for the nearest United Fruit dock to spend the rest of the summer cruising about the shores of Central and South America. Could you induce him to abandon his natural reserve, you would be thrilled and delighted, for he has a host of interesting anecdotes to tell of these yearly jaunts beneath the Southern Cross. The productions of the Mines and Mummers during the past four years have been materially aided by his splendid interpretations of the variety of characters assigned to him, and the same ability and finesse, employed after commencement, will make of his career a success as great as that achieved during his days at the “Hilltop”. Page 80Eddie" EDWAKI) F. HAYNES Brooklyn Prop. Council of Debate 3. 4. President of Music Club 4. Assistant Instructor of Band 4. Assistant Conductor of Orchestra 4. ROB ABLY there is no one in the class by whom the old adage “appearances are deceitful” may be more conclusively proved than by the person of Eddie Haynes. For Ed is the personification of that quiet serious minded student with whom, at first meeting, one might be in danger of exposing his ignorance of the true man by engaging in an academic discussion to make him feel at home. But Eddie, though none the less a brilliant student, is no grind, but a prince of good fellows, an entertainer of merit, and the possessor of an irresistible sense of humor, which has enabled him to preserve, through four years, the serenity of an angel. Of late, people have begun to look on Eddie as a sort of universal band, for it seems that there is yet to be found an instrument out of which he can’t produce some kind of music—much as he can find laughter in most any situation. Page 81Jack” JOHN ANTHONY HEALEY Ford ham Prep. Associate Editor Maroon 4. Harvester Club 1. 2, .3. 4. Chinatown Mission 3. Class Baseball 1. Class Football 3, 4. Varsity Baseball 3, 4. HEN a man is forced to stroll through the glamorous hills and dales of Bronx Park every morning on his way to college, it is a safe bet that at the end of four years he will be a dreamy sort of individual with a far away look in his eyes and a most retiring personality. Yet, imagine the exact antithesis to the above description and you have Jack! In the realm of sports Jack made a unique record for himself. He was a member of the baseball team, where skill rather than brawn is at a premium, and as regards football, it is his justly proud boast that he attended every game played by Fordham during his four years at college. And by the way, did you ever hear of a loyal fellow who did not make a big success in the world? 82"Ed" “Pete” EDWIN T. HERMAN Fordham I’rcp. Sophomore Dance Comm. 2. Freshman Rules Comm. 2. Harvester Club 3, 4. Freshman Cheerleader 1. Varsity Cheerleader 2. 3. 4. ought to make an excellent spellbinder for some lucky political rganization, for he has had remarkable experience, and suc-ess, the past few years rousing crowds to cheers and even to ong on many different occasions. Of course, the fact that ie was Varsity cheerleader at those times may have had something to do with the spontaneity and volume of the responses to his impassioned exhortations, but we are safe in assuming that no small part of the credit is owed the man and not the positon. Perhaps it was because he looked so fetching in his white sweater with the maroon “F” on it, but whatever the reason, “Pete” can’t complain that his days at Fordham have been devoid of social successes, and whatever the occasion or the company, it was an assured fact that Ed was not the least entertaining of the crowd. Page 83Lee" LEON J. HERNANDEZ Brooklyn Prep. (St. John’s College 1. 2.) Ram StalT 4. Varsity Baseball 4. Class Baseball 3. Class Football 3, 4. EE, stately of stature, lithe of limb, and pretty generously endowed with masculine pulchritude too, came to Fordham two years ago from St. John’s College, Brooklyn. lie at once began to make friends, and wc have no hesitancy in saying that today he is one of the most popular men in the class. Lee has no trouble with his lessons as far as we can see, and the sunny side of "(10” has always been his camping ground. But acquiring knowledge of cognitional processes, mentally lucrative though it be, is hardly calculated to develop rippling muscles, and so in the springtime we find Lee cavorting around first base, spearing speeding spheres with one hand while nonchalantly waving at a friend with the other, or driving the pellet to the fences with the frequency of a George Kelly. Page 8iHoy” JOHN J. HOEY St. Ann’s Academy Associate Editor Maroon 4. Prom Committee 3. Glee Club 3, 4. Council of Debate 1, 2. Asst. Manager Raseball 1, 2 Mimes and Mummers 1, 4. OHN HOF'Y is the only man in the college, as far as existing records show, that has ever added five years to his age in the space of three weeks, and then subtracted them over night. Plenty of hair tonic on the upper lip did the addition, and a razor in the same place did the other operation. We can only envy his will power, not only in raising the moustache to maturity, but even more in removing its silken beauty from his face, where it was the envy of seniors and lower classmen alike. An artistic taste, no mean ability with the brush and pencil, a fondness for the drama, and a sensitive and cultured palate have combined with a rich voice (and the hirsute ornament) to make John’s career at Ford-ham both fruitful and interesting. His only real dissipation has consisted in telling his side-partner Manning his highly flavored and thoroughly original opinion of him. Paye 85“Ed" “Joe Harangue" EDWARD J. HOGAN. JR. De La Salle Institute Debating Society 1, 2, 3. 4, Teams 3. 4. Ram Staff 3, 4. Speaking- Contests. From Committee 3. Maroon Staff 4. Freshman Tennis Team 1. HEN a man can get tip. in a public debate, and quote the exact page in his Ethics textbook that refutes his opponents’ arguments, does it pass him for the month in Ethics? We don’t know, but it certainly won the Holy Cross Debate. The mantle of "Fordham’s Leading Orator” rests lightly on Ed’s shoulders, though. As Feature Editor of “The Ram.” his “Story of Old Rose Hill” may be found weekly on the editorial page, and, in the springtime, one may find him on the tennis courts, or in pursuit of the flying white sphere on the links. Law is Ed’s future profession, and. if present indications mean anything, we would feel perfectly safe in simply paying Ed a retainer, dusting off the old blackjack and revolver, and going back to the “stick-up” game. Page 8fi“Hughie" "Dutch” “Bert HUBERT L. HOLLAND Holy Rosary High St. Vincent de Paul Society 1, 2. Parthenian Sodality 1. 2. 3, 4. Debating Society 1. MOKY Pittsburgh, rather paradoxically sends us this modest youth to shed the warm glow of an irresistible personality on all who know him. Quiet and reserved at all times, he shuns publicity, and with no desire for applause he has devoted his college days to the unheralded accomplishment of his tasks. Quite in character with this is his labor for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, of which he is a member. To his roommates, Bert is known as the “man with the perfect build,” and amongst the fair sex. we are given to believe, he has the reputation of possessing the perfect “line”, to such a degree, in fact, that he has successively convinced each young lady that she is the favored of his heart. We will say “Au re voir” to Bert, for so good a friend and so loyal a classmate is sure to return again to the halls of his Alma Mater. Page 87FREDERICK W. HOTTENROTH Fordham Prop. Day Student’s Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4. HERE must he some potent charm peculiar to either Fordham or Yonkers, for nearly eight years of daily travel back and forth has utterly failed to dampen “Hoppy's” optimistic nature. Tf it were not for the fact that we don’t want to embarrass an unusually modest young man, we might hint that the charm was inherent in Fred as a subject, as is the saying in philosophy. To those who know him well, an appealing and complete description might be contained in the single word—irrepressible. Not Yonkers, nor Fordham, nor the palling confines of the classroom held any terrors for this long striding son of the North. He always managed to decorate a thorough knowledge of any subject he studied with an original viewpoint, a merry quip, or a clever bit of satire. “Hoppy” always got out of a class all there was to be obtained from it, and never failed to enrich it with something peculiarly his own. Page SSJOSEPH HOWE Fordfiam Prep. Day Student’s Sodality 1. 2, 2, 4. Varsity Baseball 2. 4. Class Football 3, 4. OU have heard perhaps, of determination—of the steadfast adherence to principles,—the common quality of fictional heroes, but to realize its full meaning, you must know “Joe”. Your so-called “men of iron” are squishy beside him. The set of his jaw would give you an inkling of this, but only after hearing him arguing a point in Evidence class or discuss the All-American selections, only after watching the way he kneels behind the plate to catch the hot ones and then runs himself ragged on the track for more warmth, only after putting on the gloves with him or fleeing from him on the gridiron can you understand it as we do. Besides, he is sensible. Others may be mislead by the glitter of pomp and vanities, but not “Joe”. He is not only willful, but wise, and if you have any doubt as to the efficiency of this combination, watch “Howe” it works! Payc 89Bill" WILLIAM E. HOWLEY All Hallows Institute Prom Committee 3. Class Football 1. Council of Debate 3. Varsity Football 2, 3, . Chinatown Mission 3. Class Baseball 2. 3, 4. Class Secretary 2. ILL’S a man about town—the town, New Rochelle. But show us a flashy, handsome quarterback who wouldn’t deign to visit a nearby college for ladies where his photo, ’tis said, graces many of the boudoirs in the sacred dorms. The wonder is that he can reserve so much of his time for himself and his studies, hing at all of a large amount of extra-curricular work. Our William's chief claim to fame is as quarterback on the Varsity football team for the better part of three years. Though not heavily built, he has a scrappy, heady way of running a team, and a faculty for getting the best out of it that caught Frank Gargan’s eve at once and landed Bill a regular job in short order. If he can run a business and a family with as much success, he ought to have a most satisfying and edifying life of it. Page 90"Vic.” F. VICTOR HYLAND St. Francis Prep. (St. John’s College 1. 2. 3.) Harvester Club 4. OM1NG to the realms of Fordham from St. John’s College, Brooklyn, “Vic" soon found his way into the hearts of all in the class. Many a man owes his presence in the psychology class to him, for he it was who held the door open to the last possible moment, admitting the winded but grateful philosophers. Scarcely a function, athletic or social, but has been graced by his presence;—as true a rooter, as loyal a fighter for Fordham as any rearer in her classic hills. But sociable as he is, Vic is very lofty in his ways; in fact, he may be said to walk all the time with bis head in the clouds. The paradox is, however, easily explained, for Vic is the tallest man in the class and as such is the envied of all his classmates, because, as someone put it, he is much nearer heaven than the rest of us. Page 91STEPHEN A. JACKOWSKI Don liosco High. Ford ham Prep. |T seems to be the lot of the more retiring and self-effacing members of the class of ’25 to be dragged, willy-nilly, into some kind or other of a spotlight. If they aren’t being pounced upon f°r philosophy or psychology circles, they are being held up by one or another of our profs for some infraction. Steve can tell you how he was the center of attraction on more than one occasion of the latter type, though as to just what was the reason for his sudden rise to notoriety even he himself is a bit hazy. Steve’s hobby, and one at which he has become quite expert, is photography, especially that branch of it that concerns the printing and coloring of the pictures. From what we have seen. Jack has captured, if not the heart, at least the likeness of more than one fair daughter of the Bronx. Page 92“Limey” C. GORDON LAM I DE Regis High Debating- Society 1. 2, 3, 4. Mimes and Mummers 1. 2, 3, 4. Business Manager Monthly 3, I. Business Staff Maroon 4. Manager of Football 4. LAYRIGHT, business man. sport magnate, politician. These are the roles that "Limey” has played and in each he has met with distinction. As a charter member of the Playshop, his "The Link” was received with much praise when given to the public in the first presentation of the Playshop. In a different field he has met the same success as Business Manager of the Monthly and on the staff of the Maroon. It was through his efforts that the college literati were able to enjoy trips to the theatre and motor boat cruises free of expense as a reward for their work. His greatest labor, however, was his work for Fordham athletics. Few indeed are the men who have striven harder or more consistently for Fordham than he in his capacity as Football Manager. Page 93Bill” WILLIAM L. LANG Iona Prep. (Holy Cross 1. 2.) Harvester Club 4. Council of Debate 4. Chintatown Mission 3. HE worst thing we can say of Bill is that he went to Holy Cross College for his first two years, but since he saw the error of his ways in time, we can forgive him that. lie got off to a decidedly ill-omened start as a member of the Junior class of Fordham for his appearance with us at a lecture was in the Physics class, compared with which meeting a black cat on Friday the thirteenth while walking under a painter’s ladder is by comparison the best of “medicine”. After one careful year, Bill figured that he had nothing more to fear from his studies, and plunged into the realm of extra-curricular activities with enthusiasm. To the Harvester Club, he lent his support, both moral and social, and in the Council of Debate his voice was oft heard in affirmation and rebuttal, while as a neat, but very left-handed dancer he trod more than one festive floor. '«» 9',I’A III. A. I.ANIKUI Stuyvesant High Mendel Club 2. 3. 4. Contributor to Bulletin 3. UL is no lover of noteriety, and would in all probability have •eaehed Senior at liberty to blush unseen and unannoyed were t not for that famous institution—the Junior philosophy curie. One of these, in which Paul upheld the doctrine of the ext-book, forced on the class the conviction that in our midst was a new philosophical genius who deserved to be honored as became his attainments. Thus came a share of the spotlight to this retiring but hardy scientist. Yes, there is in his heart a soft spot for chemistry, that sire of conditions and heart-breaks. He is one of those brave youths who, regardless of the hard work and the length of time involved, slaves diligently until all hours trying to locate the elements and put them in their places, just as he will some day hunt for appendices in an attempt to put them where they belong—in jars of pickle. Page 95Hal" HAROLD R. LEDDY Ford ham Prep. Council of Debate 3. Vice-President Athletic Associaiton 4. Cheer Leader 3, 4. Varsity Baseball 3. Varsity Basketball 2, 3. Freshman Baseball and Basketball 1. AL is one of the old timers at Fordham, having made his Prep there, and each day, judging by his present popularity, lie must have acquired hosts of new friends. This popularity, and the possession of a most remarkable head of blonde hair seem to have determined the course of his activities at college. For, though he participated in baseball, basketball and debating, his chief interest has been the excitation and promotion of school spirit, and the sight of Hal at the small end of a magaphone calling for a hearty “Ram” has strengthened the morale of more than one Fordham team. At the close of Junior year, the student body, deciding that their beloved cheer leader was worthy of some high honor, elected him Vice-President of the A. A., an office he filled with much gusto. Paqe 96"Ed" EDWARD U. LYMAN Regis High Kditor-in-Chief Ram 4. Managing Edi- One Act Play Contest 1, 2. tor 3. Director, Mimes and Mummers 3, 4. Associate Editor Maroon 4. Harvester Club 1, 2. 3, 4. Prom Committee 3. Varsity Tennis 3. 4. Varsity Play 2, 3. 4. NTIRING in his efforts and as faithful as the geyser whose name is symbolic of that quality, Ed was our conception of an ideal Fordham man. There might have been some other spot on earth that he loved more than old Rose Hill, but our imagination cannot quite conjure up such a place. In fact Ed labored in so many and diverse directions that tie was in danger of becoming a sort of composite prodigy. One of the leading actors of the Mimes and Mummers, Ed thought nothing of dashing off a one-act play when occasion demanded, and he was equally adept at blending his voice in harmony with the Glee Club. Athletic and (oh my. yes!) social functions of all kinds were regular things in Ed’s life, but the greatest of them all was the Ram. To the 1923 Editor goes the lasting credit of really making the University weekly and the name of Lyman will be remembered as long as the Ram still runs from the press. | Page 97Frank" FRANCIS T. LYNCH Fnrdham Prep. Council of Debate 3. 4. Harvester Club 3, 4. RANK smiles at the world for seeming so serious, and that just about explains his character. lie seems to work ofF excess energy in peals of laughter, and if he is ever irked or peeved for a moment, he grins his displeasure away in the next instant. A disposition as jovial as Frank’s springs from an innate generosity and warm heartedness, as well as from that old. illusive yet everlasting brightness that men always wear if their ancestors come from the land of the leprahawns and the “good people.” A modest student is Frank, yet one who can look any exam in the eye, and a debater is he, of credit and renown. It is as a handball player, however, that he lays claim to fame. He has a most unerring way of driving left-handed “killers” to the most inaccessible parts of the court, with all the elan of the professional. l age 98RICHARD J. Me AN ANY I)e Witt Clinton High Business Staff Maroon 4. Prom Committee 3. Council of Debate. Class Vice-President 1. Freshman Rules Committee 2. Varsity Football 2, 3. Class Football 1. 4. ROM the very beginning of our class life. Dick has proved himself a willing and extremely capable worker. Way back in ’21 it will be recalled that Mac was very instrumental in building the foundations of our far-famed organization, and his career at the big U. has been (with apologies to our psychology prof) an infinite series of deeds done for others without a thought of self. Stuffy is a full man, and as such has found time to exercise his social faculties as well as those of intellect. Indeed, rumor hath it that a certain fair maid of a nearby castle has been looked upon with much favor by Sir Richard in his periodical excursions into the realm of the light fantastic— anything that Richard might say to the contrary notwithstanding. But this is only rumor; what we are most certain of is that Dick is a man of the finest common sense, on whose judgment in more than one knotty case we have relied with remarkable success. Pa ye 99".Vac" JOHN E. McANJFF Regis High Associate Editor Maroon 4. From Committee 3. Chairman Ring Committee 3. Varsity Debating Teams 1, 2, 1. Harvester Club 2. 3, 4. Class Football 1. 2. 3, 4. paraphrase a certain novelist, “Mac was a steady going young man.” He’s the kind of a person who can be depended upon to to do the right thing in a thorough way, whether it be tackling i runner in football, backing his cards in a game, or in swaying [tn audience in a debate. Not that he is one of your coldly efficient automatons ; Mac’s character is too rounded, too warmly genial ever to gain for him any name other than that of a real and lively friend. Mac is in a sense the class committee man, so often has he been called upon to serve us; his greatest work in this line was as Chairman of the Ring Committee, for the ’25 model has been adopted as the standard design of all future rings, both in the College and Law School. The whole field of John’s activity is so large that all we can say of it is that in every line he has been as successful as in studies where he has been an honor man for four years. Page moMac" HENRY M. McCAKE Regis High Class Baseball and Football 2, 4. Manager of Track 4. Harvester Club 2. 3. Sodality 2. college spirit is a thing worthy of emulation. It was this it which inspired him to make the Fordham Track Meet of 5 the best of the season. At practically every game during past four years his voice and presence have been made man-t by a contagious enthusiasm that has never failed to “take hold”; in point of campaigns with the teams his mileage will stand among the highest in a far-traveling class. In Sophomore the Harvester Club claimed him as a member and since then he has taken part extensively in their missionary and social activities. At the latter, one could always come to a realization of the beautiful through the medium of “Mac’s” fair partners. With the athletic and social he has combined the intellectual by maintaining an excellent class standing which bodes well for his future in whatever world he chooses to conquer. Puyc 101HENRY A. McCarthy Xavier Hijrh Business Staff Maroon 4. Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4. Chairman Prom Committee 3. Varsity Cross Country 1. Chairman Commencement Week Com- Class Track Team 1, 2. mittee 4. Asst. Manager Football 2. ERE is no genius with the accustomed accompaniment of careless personal appearance. Instead, Henry has combined powers of mind with niceties of dress and it is difficult to say whether his sartorial or intellectual perfections are greater. For four years we have waited in vain to see a hair misplaced, a shoe unpolished, or a trouser uncreased. For four years, too. we have admired the mental gifts that absorbed Greek and Psychology with equal facility. Judge also of his popularity by the fact that it was not dimmed by a four year tenure of the otlice of Treasurer, with its frequently unwelcome. though always efficacious appeals for the sinews of war. Of the magnificent Prom held under his guidance you may read elsewhere in this book, if, indeed, you were not there to enjoy it, or have not heard of its fame. Pag 102THOMAS J. McCOURT Xavier High N the spring does this man’s fancy lightly turn to six day races, and he spends his nights and mornings showing people to their places. As a matter of fact, the sight of “Riff” rolling up the elm-lined path in his sedan is sure proof that the spring is here, for it means that the six-day bike race, that valedictory of winter, if over, and Tom. having profitted handsomely thereby, is once more seated on top of the world, to say nothing of his bus. “Biff” has taken rides other than those in his trusty Oakland, notably when he was a Sophomore, hut, thanks to a dependable and mighty useful sense of humor, he managed to get as much pleasure from them as from any others. One thing Tom didn’t evince any desire to ride was a pony and he avoided them whenever possible, for some inexplicable reason of his own. Page. 10.!JAMES L. McGOLDRICK Xavier High (business Staff Maroon 4. Prom Committee 3. Harvester Club 1. 2, 3. Asst. Manager Baseball 1,2. Manager Freshman Basketball 1. E hope that there is a publicity department in Heaven, where all good advertising men will go, for it is hard to think of Jim as a happy person unless he were running around with a handful of advertising contracts in one hand and a dummy in the other, a pencil behind his ear, and a wild look in his eye as he searched for someone who had failed to send in his ad copy on time. Perhaps the event longest to be remembered in Jim’s Fordham life is, however, not connected with advertising. At our Junior Prom. Jimmy was one of the two mere mortals who endeavored to handle the tickets at the door. The odds being 1,450 to 2, against him, it is no wonder that he lost out. but he went down with colors flying and a bundle of paid-up bids in his hand. So Jim leaves Fordham remembered as a player in the roles of both Horatius and the ad man. Page luiJohn a. McGowan Regis High Harvester Club 1. 2, 3, 4. HEN. in our Freshman year, other members of the Regis contingent addressed John McGowan as “Here”, like the cavalrymen at Balaklava. we stopped not to reason why, but imnie-u v i ji diately adopted the nickname for daily use as his usual appella- 1 tion. To this day most of us cannot explain the name, and even his high school mates are hazy in their accounts of how it was acquired, so “Here” moves about in our midst, as the magazines put in. the man of the mysterious diminutive. Mac is in his way an efficiency expert for he does not believe in wasting anything, whether it be time, energy, or money in the attainment of his degree. So strong is his conviction on this particular point that he has seen to it that his course has been sine conditiona, which means also sine unprofitable expenditures of two and five dollar bills, which is something worth seeing to. Page 105DANIEL J. McMAHON All Mallows Institute Harvester Club 3, 4. Freshman Baseball I. Class Football I. Manager of Basketball 4. IC’TUKE a small edition of John Barrymore and you have our handsome Danny, small but magnetic. Picture one gliding gracefully over the dance floor, a complete master of the Terp-sichorean art and again you are viewing our Dan. And yet his great forte is basketball,—not. indeed the playing of it, but the art of managing it as only Danny can. Way back in Freshman, basketball claimed him for its own. and he took to it like a duck to water, and he stuck to it through thick and thin. In the wonderful success of this year, when Fordham’s was the only team unbeaten in more than one game, wc can credit Dan with having no small share, for he was the man behind the throne, as it were. Despite his diminutive size. “Skid” is afraid of no one, and on several occasions effectively saw to it that Fordham’s rights were protected. Ptiift’ 106LEWIS E. McNAMEE Amsterdam High (ilee Club 3. Parthenian Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4. Varsity Basketball'1, 2. Class Baseball 2, 3. Class Football 2, 4. I N September. 1021, Lewis, otherwise and generally known as “Loose”, arrived from the great frigid spaces of Ballslon Spa, where men are men and pinochle takes the place of baseball as the national game. Hanging his hat and coat on the floor. Lou broke into the “Ram” and so was begun his career at Fordham —a career replete with unselfish devotion to his college and studded with the generosity and good nature peculiar to “Loose” and to "Loose” alone. Mac’s time has been given over to many activities of which the most noteworthy have been his work on the Varsity Basketball Team and his skillful interpretations of the Scriptures. Mac can even prove to the satisfaction of the boarders, that the killing of a grizzly bear is not unethical, though we are not sure that up to the present he has put his doctrine into practise. Faye 10?"Mac" “Sandy" "Mace" "I it»p VINCENT J. MoPEAK St. Joseph’s Prep. Assistant Editor Maroon 1. Class President 1, 2. Parthenian Sodality 1, 2, 3. 4. 1st Prefect 4. Treasurer, St. Vincent de Paul 4. Glee Club 3. 4. Varsity Football. 8 Varsity Baseball 1, 2. 3. I. Class Football 1, 3, 4. ESS than six months of our collegiate life had passed before "Sandy” McPeak had won for himself the esteem of his classmates and he was called on to fill the office of President in February and again the following September. Besides being a statesman, Mac was proficient in every department of athletics, the national game being his specialty. As the “Man in the Iron Mask” behind the plate, his sure eye and powerful arm made stealing suicidal for our opponents, and he earned his letter in his first year—a rare feat indeed. As a Glee Club singer, Vince can more than hold his own; as a society man—well, you know how the girls idolize a handsome “F” man, though to tell the truth, he always seemed to be rather reserved, but paradoxically, neither bashful nor haughty. Pane 108EDWARD F. McSHANE All Hallows Institute Chairman Freshman Smoker Comm. 1. Class Football 1, 2. 3, 4. DWARI) "NO POWER” McSHANE has ever been a believer in the axiom: “All work and no play makes Ed a dull boy.” As a result he has seen to it that a generous amount of diversion has been mixed in the right proportions with his portion of hard labor. His easy passage from Freshman to Senior and thence to a degree is ample evidence that he didn’t slight work when it came to him to do it, while as for "divilrnint”. no session of the Senior Riding Academy was complete without his smiling countenance. If “Buster” disliked any study, we have the faintest kind of a suspicion that it was Physics, though to hear the man talk you would think that in his Junior year he did nothing but eat and sleep hydraulics and the like. Mac’s favorite sport is football, which he played four years on class teams to the detriment of many an opponent. Pape 109"Polly" “Ben-Hur” “ fid Pools' "(ioml Old Tom" THOMAS J- MALONE Cathedral Prep. Associate Editor Maroon 1. Class Vice-President 3, -I. Day Student’s Sodality 1. 2. 3. Freshman Baseball, Basketball, Football Varsity Football 2, 3, 4. Varsity Baseball 2. 3. 4. MAN is judged by the nicknames he acquires, and Tom’s collection of them is a good criterion of his greatness. In studies, in athletics, in social activities he has always fallen naturally into a position near the head of the procession. The one thing he needs, however, is a good press agent, for wild horses can’t get him to say anything about Mr. Thomas Malone. One achievement of his we cannot pass over—that Ruthian homer in the N. Y. U. game last year that started us on the road to our most precious victory. Tom’s quiet and unassuming manner has made a warm spot for him in the hearts of his classmates and in years to come, the thoughts of old days will be enriched by the memory of Tom Malone- athlete, scholar and gentleman. Ptun Jin“Biy Boy Skeebair JOHN J. .MANNING. Jit. Xavier High Mimes and Mummers 1. 2, 3. 4. Business Glee Club 3. 4. Manager I. Freshman f ootball and Basketball. Varsity Show 2. 4. Class Football 2, 3, 4. Council of Debate 4. HAT every man should be a philosopher is proven most effectually by the noticeable (and perhaps noteworthy) example of John Manning. Early in life he adopted as his touchstone the slogan “Cui bono?” and the optimism he has deduced from it is infectious. At the proper time, however, the “Big Boy” is serious, as is manifest from his excellent classroom record and an enviable list of extra-curricular activities. Varied indeed have been our John’s spheres of action. On the football field many a thrust through guard has been halted by his well directed tackling (and bulk) ; in the Council of Debate, the weekly discussions have been enlivened by his witticisms, and the Mimes and Mummers arc indebted to him for the efficient management of their business interests. With all this he has found time to lend a rich and powerful tenor voice to the college Glee Club, enhancing their harmony and augmenting their prowess. Poye ill'Steve" STBIM1EN J. MEANV Brooklyn Prep- Day Student’s Sodality 1, 2, 3. 4. Varsity Cross Country 4. Varsity Track Team 3, 4. TEPHEN J. MEANV, Brooklyn commuter, prepared for Ford-ham at Brooklyn Prep, and if the City of Churches has other charges of Steve’s worth and ability, we sincerely hope that she will direct the young men to our academic portals. Steve is a good student-—the type that delights a professor’s heart. He revelled in examinations and ironed out their wrinkles with gusto and ease. But Steve’s ambitions were not all confined to the realm of lessons. He has been prominent in interclass track activities during his entire course, and for the past two years has been a scoring member of both cross-country and track teams. Jake Weber points with pride to the man who, before his Freshman year, never ran for anything but a horsecar, but who is now a wearer of the varsity “F.” Steve achieved greatness and didn’t wait to have it thrust upon him. Puyc 112“Monty” “Ed' EDWARD MONAGHAN Kftfis High D is something of a limelight dodger in our midst—a quiet, reserved student, who is more in the habit of getting nineties in his exams than in telling others how he gets them. Monty reminds us of the man in Plutarch’s story who was asked whether he held his tongue because he was a fool or lacked words. His answer was: “A fool cannot hold his tongue.” Quiet as he is, Ed made us mindful of his worth, and desirous of his presence as much by his sober geniality as by his unalterably pleasant and obliging disposition—a disposition that not the bleak winds of winter, nor the chills of Chem Exams, nor the fierce tumult of Philosophy orals was able to ruffle, for Ed, besides being a good student, has that in him that conjures up sunshine from even the darkest of shadows. Page lidAl “Babe' JOSEPH ALFRED .Ml’LDOON All Hallows Institute Prom Committee 3. Day Student’s Sodality 1, 2, 3. 4. Varsity Track 1. 2, 3. Class Football 1, 2, 3, 1. L certainly has chosen wisely in deciding to go into the building line, for he is a walking advertisement for that business. A man as sturdy and massive as he is sure to inspire confidence in those for whom he is to work, especially if that work consists in building things that are to be sturdy and well put together. “Babe,” however, isn’t just unadulterated bulk. With it he combines a certain speed of foot and of hand, and a degree of football skill that has made him a sight most feared by the opponents of ”25 on the gridiron, whether he played at tackle and nullified their offense, or played fullback to the detriment of their defensive work. Another pastime of APs, in which he seemed to take great pleasure, was that of tossing a metal ball of a mere sixteen pounds around the campus, while the seismograph recorded quake after quake. Page lliJ. AUSTIN MURPHY St. Mary’s Prep. Associate Editor Maroon 4. Glee Club 3, 4. Director 4. Prom Committee 3. Ram 1, 2, 3, 4. Copy Editor 4. Class Football 1, 3, 4. Class Baseball 1, 3. EESTER “Yav Yay” Murphy, come up here!” Anti now that Austie has come blushingly forward, let us give him the well known “onee-over.” Murph’s greatest claim to fame is as a social being. Enriching the world of light conversation and laughter is not his only forte, however. Underneath there runs a poetic strain, a love of art and of books known only to his intimates. As Copy Editor of the Ram, his blue pencil is ever active, and at the Glee Club concerts, one may hear John’s deep base mingle with the tenor of his inseparable roomie, Joe Dunn. Austie has made his mark at Rose Hill in more ways than one, and the fruits of his labors attest his ability and skill far better than any mere cataloguing can. Page 115LESLIE G. MURRAY Brooklyn Prep. Varsity Track 1, 2. 3. Class Track Team 2. 3. ES came to us from the morasses of Brooklyn, and scorning the monotony of subway commutation, enlisted in the ranks of the boarders. Whether or not he is a full-hedged boarder is a matter for debate, for every week-end he is drawn back to the land across the river by some attraction over which neither he nor we seem to have any control. To understand Les is to understand the principle that has made the class of ’25 one of the greatest. Nothing is too big for him to attempt and in like manner, no task is so lowly that he will not perform it if it is for the betterment of his fellow students. He is modest to a fault; so much so that we will wager that even the favored ones in Brooklyn know nothing of his achievements on the cinder track. Something vital went out of our lives that sad day when Les, for the Iasi time distributed to us our quota of “Rams” Pugc lli “Bob" ROBER’l P. NASH Xavier High Glee Club 3, 4. Rand 4. Orchestra 4. Day Student’s Sodality 1. 2, 4. OR entered with us in ’21 as one of the youngest members of the class, full of high hopes and noble aspirations, but it was not until he had freed himself from the depressing influence of classical languages and language profs that the true man began to assert itself, and Bob found a chance to cultivate a musical talent that had long lain dormant, undisturbed by the press of other business. The past year or more, indeed, has seen him transformed into handy tenor of the Glee Club, who has gladdened one Ken Bailey’s heart on more than one occasion by providing an artistic tenor rendering of a piece on five minutes’ notice. Moreover, Bob is a versatile musician in other wavs, for besides producing one of the band noises, he plays also in the college orchestra, acquitting himself with great elan in the management of the French horn. Page 117KDWAItl) l NEARY Regis Business Start" Maroon 4. Prom Committee Harvester Club 1. 2. 4. Manager of Band 4. High Mimes and Mummers 1. Class Football 4. Asst. Manager Baseball 1. 2 I), who is a member of that great band from Regis, has made a worthwhile name for himself as a manager par excellence of anything and everything. Turning from his job as manager of baseball to the far less popular one of manager of the band, he was largely instrumental in making of that anemic organization flourishing, if noisy, body. As a member of the Prom Committee, he did more than his share in putting across the best affair of its kind in the history of the school. The “Maroon” owes the fact of its existence in part to Ed’s ability to obtain many and large ads. Ed was a star of the first magnitude in Physics; he was the perfect laboratory partner, or, as Father O'Laughlin said, “He was some husband.” In the sphere of social activity, his rank was at least that of one of the planets—one which was never eclipsed by sun, moon, or any other body, and one which we feel will never be put in the shade in any case or circumstances. Page 11$"Jerry" GERALD F. O'BRIEN Brooklyn Prep. Chairman Sophomore Dance Committee 2. Varsity Baseball 3, 4. P to the time that Jerry became a Junior, he was a carefree lad who had little besides his lessons to worry about. In Sophomore we find him Chairman of the committee that handled our annual YgjprM hop. and he filled that office with great eclat and efficiency. In his Junior year, however, Jerry, as became a future student of medicine, started regular attendance in the Science Building, and discovered. with many other of his companions, that the fun was just beginning. Having learned from experience, ye biographer knows whereof he speaks. There are two Fordham activities of which Jerry constitutes, if not an essential part, at least an important and well appointed one: as a pitcher on the Varsity baseball team, and as an ornament of many of the college dances. So Jerry has advanced to a degree, having qualified as student, athlete and social being. Page 11°"Jock” "O'Bee' JOHN J. O'BRIEN Fordham Prep. Mimes and Mummers 2. 3. 4. Class Football 1, 2, 3, 4. ( lass Baseball 1. 2, 3. 4. T first glance Jack would seem to be one of your strong, stern, silent men. but closer examination reveals a roguish Irish twinkle in his eyes and a sort of ghost-smile that hovers ever about his lips, but seems to be visible only after looking at his eyes. So much for his looks, which are excellent; now for his career, which has been varied and successful. John was one of the mainstays of our class football team, having played in every game, from that epochal contest with New Rochelle to the last bloody battle with the present Juniors. Whenever we played baseball, we put Jack in left field and then picked the rest of the team. Lately, he has turned actor, appearing in the One Act Play Contest, and has supplemented his appearance on the stage with more frequent and equally fruitful efforts as a debater of skill and vigor. Page 120KALPH E. O'CONNELL All Hallows Institute Business StalT Maroon 4. Prom Committee 3. Debating Society 8, 3. Varsity Baseball 2. 3, 4. Varsity Basketball 2, 3. Class Football 2. 3. 4. recollection of our undergraduate years at Fordham is but empty thing if it is not graced by a memory of Ralph’s fa-ms smile and perhaps of his equally famous headgear. Ralph .s a smile like a cherub. To tell the truth, being rational and ving a knowledge of cause, effect, and means, Ralph plunged into athletics as the only way to keep the cherub in him from becoming too noticeable, and so earnestly did he play both baseball and basketball, with a little riding in between, that to this day he has preserved his sylph-like form. Ralph has a way with him. a fact which led him. of his own volition, to various social victories, and which caused the class to conscript him for work on both the Maroon staff and the Prom Committee, but for a lively and enthusiastic young man, he made himself mighty unobtrusive in class, though no doubt for very good reasons. Page 121WILLIAM J. O’CONNELL Regis High Sports Staff Ram L Council of Debate 2, 3. Press Club 3. 4. Harvester Club 2, 3, 4. Class Hascball 2. ILL O’Connell and Jimmy Dune make up one of the most noted teams in the elass; if you are hunting for one and locate the other, your search is at an end. for the second member of the combination is generally within hailing distance. Willy is one of the class scribes. Ilis work it is to see that the news of Fordham’s athletic triumphs is published to the waiting world promptly and attractively through the columns of the Ram and the metropolitan dailies. Teamed up with his buddy, he has talked his way to more than one victory in the debate hall, and with him similarly has placed in the hearts of countless school children a love for the foreign missions while orating for the Harvesters. Bill and Jim have so far disregarded the old adage: “Never introduce your pal to your lady friend”, as to attend all the dances together, and so far seem to be as fine friends as ever. Page 122'Bill” WILLIAM R. O'CONNOR Gilbert School Mimes and Mummers 1, 2, 3, 4. Parthenian Sodality 1, 2, 3. 4. St. Vincent do Paul Society 3. I. Manager Baseball 4. ARELY do we find a man who spends his every wakeful moment in purposeful activity, but in "Connecticut’s foremost citizen” we have this type of person in a superior degree. Bill is everywhere, doing all manner of things—Mimes and Mummers. St. Vincent dc Paul, and athletics, it is mainly in this last field that he has built up his reputation as an earnest, tireless worker for the greater glory of Fordham. It will be long before Alma Mater has another baseball manager as painstaking, clever, tactful and devoted as wee Willy. It will be longer before we find one in whom, with all these qualities, are combined Bill’s friendliness, sincerity, social popularity and aptitude for scholastic success. If Bill retains half these qualities, we’re sure he will have his own office in Wall Street in a few years. Pay 123RUSSEI.I. J. O'M A I,LEV St. Patrick's High (St. Thomas College 1. 2.) St. Vincent de Paul 3. 4. Parthenian Sodality 3. 4. USS” has been with us but two brief years; we would give a lot to have known more of this soft-spoken Pennsylvanian with the gentle drawl of far-off New England. Our “White-Haired Boy” appears as the quietest and most unassuming of mortals. His eyes, however, hold a twinkle that the history of the Junior Philosophy “Gas House District” does not belie. Whenever there is on foot any harmless amusement (by some called “devilment”), one may meet “Russ”, either in medias res, or in the immediate vicinity. His festive foot he has gleefully shaken at all Ford-ham dances, class and otherwise; as a member of the Glee Club, he set the rafters of the Auditorium vibrating sympathetically. What is bright, what is pleasant, intrigues “Russ”, and, in turn, his infectious and individual smile is sure to intrigue you. Pmje inMaury” MAI’RICE C. O’SHEA Ford ham Prep. Chairman Freshman Dance 1. Smoker Committee 1. Harvester Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Ring Committee 3. Prom Committee 3. Commencement Week Committee 4. Class Football 1, 2, 3. 4. O the best of our knowledge, the only committee that Maury has not served on is the one that went to petition the Physics Department to return the breakage deposits. Not that Maurice is lazy. It is simply that he had too much sense to waste his talents on a fruitless errand! As Chairman of the Freshman Dance, quarterback on the class football team for four years, one of the chief workers on the Prom Committee, and by his earnest labor on countless other committees, he has earned the lasting admiration of his fellows. Medicine is his chosen held in future life, and many are the hours one found him toiling in the chemistry and biology laboratories, surrounded by all manner of strange specimens and still stranger and more remarkable odors. Verily, he has endured much in the interests of science! Page 125"Vintiic” “Vince’' VINCENT O’SHEA St. Peter’s Prep Associate Editor Ram 3, 4. Debating Society 3, 4. Mimes and Mummers 3. L’RING the last four years Jersey City has attracted Metropolitan attention for two reasons—million dollar fires and Vinnie O’Shea. Let the newspapers discuss the conflagrations while we attempt to describe the volcanic feats accomplished by the latter. Student of smile, master of metaphor, dependable writer of delectable reading—what pen except his own can portray the author of those dazzling editorials that appeared from time to time in the Ram? Who has not trembled as with lowering brow and clenched fist he rose in the Council of Debate to denounce the Smith-Towner Bill? And who can point to a more faithful attendant at the meetings of the Sodality? We would fain wax eloquent in foretelling his success—but time and space forbid. We can only advise you to read “Who’s Who” in 1935. Page 126EDWARD A. PRYOR Fordham Prep. Day Student’s Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4. 1LD of manner, gentle of voice, amiable of disposition, what a model of serenity Ed was to the patterers, chatterers, et al! And what a student! And what a friend of the desolate! Throughout four years fellows innumerable were wont to say, “Ask Ed Pryor. He’ll tell you.” And the assertion was justified. Elucidating trig, translating Demosthenes, explaining Criteriologv, or clarifying ethical principles—week after week, this Yonkers philosopher would, in a few lucid expressions, give his worried listeners a knowledge of the subject not to be attained by an hour’s perusal of the text-book. Ed is incapable of holding a grudge, and if he has an enemy, we have been unable to locate the wretch. One thing is metaphysically certain— Ed has only friends, and superlatively well-wishing friends at that in the class of 1925. Page 127'Charlie” “Diwp” CHAKI.ES W. RANDOLPH St. Aloysius Academy Glee Club 4. Council of Debate 4 Parthenian Sodality 1. 2. 3, 1. Class Football 2. 3. HERE are two things Charlie possesses that will serve to give you an idea of the man himself, and these are a soft voice and a hard, strong beard. “Dimp” is, as one can readily see from his picture, a peaceful citizen who believes in the efficacy of the gentle answer, but who is at the same time ready, and able, to defend his honor if it be too sadly outraged. He’s a rather steady young man. a good student, and consciencious, too,—with a disposition that is seriously good-natured, and as far as can be learned by those who have lived with him during four years, no bad habits,—save one—a most inexplicable and seemingly incurable passion for pajamas of the wildest, most violently pinkish tints. Hut then, no one of us, not even the writer, is perfect, and as long as Charlie didn’t insist on wearing pink shirts he was forgiven. Page 128VIRGIL L. RATTI Council of Debate 1. 2. St. Vincent de Paul Society 1. 2. 3, 4. Parthenian Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4. Mimes and Mummers 3. HE "Count,” like all real nobility, is a royal fellow in the sensible sense of the phrase. Besides a good nature, he was blessed with a far better than average head on his shoulders; and it became quite the thing in St. John’s Hall, whenever one wanted to borrow something or to learn the ins and outs of some knotty point of language or philosophy, to hunt up Virgie as the best haven of them all. Then, too. as became royalty, the “Count” selected as the subject of his most intensive study, and the source of much of his recreation, the king of all college studies—philosophy, and many an hour he spent convincing some of his keen classmates of the error of their logic and cosmological deductions. Explaining why not to trump a partner’s ace was another hobby of Virgnie’s. Page 129‘'Charlie” CHAKI.ES T. REILLY St. Benedict’s Prep. Mimes and Mummers 1. Associate Editor Maroon 4. Council of Debate 1. Humor Editor Ram 3, 4. Varsity Track 1. 2 .3, 4. Varsity Cross-Country 2, 3, 4. Cap tain 4. HE man who is accustomed to breaking the tape in advance of a field of fleet-footed toilers must be resigned to taking a handicap. So the fact that Charlie hailed from the depths of New Jersey did not disturb him. In fact it helped him. For whence came that alacrity of foot, if not from a nine o’clock limbering because the ferry was late, and whence grew that twinkling of the Reilly eye, if not from gazing on the vastness that is Plainfield? Nor has this versatile young man confined himself solely to athletics in his after-study hours. The humor that flashed from his lips was too rich to be lost, so what better means could be found for its preservation than the pen of the editor? When you say “None," we agree with you heartily, as do all the readers of Charlie’s sparkling wit. Page l iV“Tom” “Tad” “Tidge” “Abie” THOMAS A. If RIM.Y HridKeport Hii;h Associate Editor Maroon 4. Associate Editor Monthly 2, 3, 4. Prom Committee 3. President Resident Students 4. Mimes and Mummers 2, 3. 1. Corr. Sec. 1. Commencement Week Committee 4. Treasurer St. Vincent de Paul 3. |OI.I Y has never confided to us his plans for the future and worrying about them never bothers his mind, for he can enter any field and reach the heights of success. 11 is versatility has been manifested here in his every action, from willing and 1 effective work in the ranks of St. Vincent de Paul to an unparalleled regime as President of the resident students and an equally successful chairmanship of the Senior dance. To know a man you must live with him, and after four years with Tom we are inclined to think that Cardinal Newman had him in mind when he penned his famous description of a gentleman. Never have we seen Tad in any other than a happy mood—even when he was forced to forego some pleasure in order to finish some notes for the Monthly or prepare a defense against some bothersome objectors in Evidences. Page 131THOMAS V. RMINERS Fordham I'rep. Reiners is more than a mere student of philosophy; he is ontological ideal, a norm to which we refer all other things h regard to one special perfection. Tom is the quietest pos-le college man. the quintessence of silence and reflection. Contrary to the usual teaching of philosophy, Tom has also a very actual and objective existence—a life that has taken him, among other places, on a tour of Europe via bicycle. During one summer vacation he visited, astride his trusty steed as tireless as himself, the cathedrals and quaint villages of melodious and colorful Italy; sampled the hospitality, and no doubt the wines, of the Rhine Valley, and travel stained and speechless, passed at last into glorious France, where he “Wee wee’d” and "Merci’d” with all the confidence born of a year’s French at college. Page 112“Rir" “Murph” Ql'I KIN US RICCAKDEI.L1 St. l oter‘s I’rep. Orchestra 1. 2. 3. Bard 4. Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4. rsa ji ii t a HERE are three things that serve as reasons for writing a man’s I l • t 1. - A. 1. . M 4 • A A A n 4' • ■ wa ft. have the first of the many notes of the young man’s character: he defies imitation. It was a long trip for him to make every morning and pedestrians along Fordham Road became accustomed to seeing a breathless figure dashing up the path to the Ilill. If he arrived there on time he smiled; if he just managed to squeeze in as the bell was ringing he grinned gloriously; if the door was slammed coldly in his face he laughed long and loud. “Ricky” was the smallest man in the class and he owned the longest name. But this was not the biggest thing about him. Not by a long shot! biography: he was great, he was eccentric, he came from Jersey.—and the last of these at least shall be our justification. To begin with "Ric” came from the other side of the lordly Hudson and was strangely proud of the fact. There you Page 100nur Bad" WILLIAM l ItOdAN Brooklyn I’rep. Orchestra 1, 2. 3, 1. Director 4. College Band 4. Council of Debate 3. ESPITE the fact that he is addicted to the use of the saxaphone in its various forms. Rill has steadily gained friends during his years at Fordham. Perhaps his popularity was owing to the other fact that he played only by request, and a fairly urgent one at that, and then with the skill and spirit that mark the true artist. Or again, it may have been that he knew so well the ethics of Saxaphonery that even his hours of practice became hours of joy to the neighbors. Bill stinted not in his donation of musical skill to Fordham. Four years he spent in the orchestra, and in Senior, he was one of the leading instruments in the formation of the College Band—that long awaited and much needed organization. And let us here say that even in the ranks of the band. Bill’s Sax behaved not in the raucous manner of the lesser jazz phones, but remained ever melodious and pleasant to the last. Page Id ITHOMAS B. RYAN Xavier High Associate Editor Maroon 4. Ram Staff 1. 2, 3, 4. Sports Editor 4. Press Club 3. 4. Play Shop 1. Orchestra 1. Swimming: Team 4. ROM the heart of Richmond Hill (CL , map of B. M. T. lines) came a tall and stately youth—fair was his hair and blue his eyes. Many a village damsel’s heart has skipped a beat on his account, but our Tom has sundry interests that are of more import to him than the conquest of a score of hearts. “Bake” gained recognition as a devotee of sport in Freshman when he took up boxing as part of his class work, but lost his first and only bout by referee’s decision. He has confined his activities since then, to a great extent to writing of encounters and has won recognition among the intercollegiate sports writers through the medium of his weekly column in the Ram—“Looking Them Over”. In his encounters, not with profs, but with studies, Tom has not come out second best and has an array of medals and bulky volumes as trophies of his prowess. Va jc lib“Bill" “Hoc WILLIAM F. J. It VAN Xavier High Day Student’s Sodality 1. 2, 3. Mended Club 3, 1. Harvester Club 2, 3, 4. ILL is a man of parts and of commutation tickets, hailing as he does from Newark, in the land of mosquitos and real estate agents. Jersey explains the commutation tickets, and his ability as a chemist accounts for the rest of the phrase. The best idea of the “Doc” is gleaned from the observation that throughout four years, during which he was one of the leading students, lie has failed to pass over a course in chemistry or anything even remotely resembling a dance. Unlike a large percentage of his fellows. Bill has steadfastly refrained from participating in one of the great Ford-ham activities; not once to our knowledge has he been a principal in a condition exam. More power to you. Bill, avic! We, who are of the conditioned. salute you; may your future career be as free from troubles as your years at Fordham. Bay, 136"Dun" "Swede DANIEL 1 SCANLON Xavier IIieh T various times in the past few years, students wandering about the campus have been astounded to come upon a chunky blonde youth using some of his classmates as dumbells and Indian clubs in the most approved style. On inquiry, they found that it was only Dan Scanlon working off a little surplus energy, and not a reincarnation of Hercules or Atlas. “Swede”, as he loves (?) to be called, isn’t fond of showing off his prowess; his great delight is. however, to let various members of the class try out all sorts of grips and tricks on him. The unwary one sets himself, locks his arms with Dan’s, and then announces to all and sundry that he has Dan helpless- then there is what looks like a shrug of Dan’s mighty shoulders, and the other is more often than not on the ground looking up into a pair of laughing blue eyes. Page 137"Cuckoo" "Jeff" GODFREY I . SCHMIDT. JR. Fordham Prep. Mimes and Mummers 1, 2, 3. 4. President 4. Varsity Play 1, 2, 3, 4. One Act Play Contests 1. 2. 3. 4. Associate Editor Maroon 4. INCERITY—that is one word for Godfrey. Many things could be said about him: in fact the story of his dramatic activities alone would till pages, but there is nothing so characteristic about "Jeff” as his absolute earnestness, the staunchness of his friendship and the sincerity of his nature. Naturally brilliant and a great reader. Godfrey has made an enviable reputation for himself in the field of study. It is on the stage, however, that he shines. Twice he has carried off the acting prize and each year’s dramatic program has borne a one-act play over his name as author and director. "Jeff’s” future course is still shrouded in mystery, but his classmates have no fears for his succes. Virtue cannot go unrewarded, and when coupled with ability and natural brilliance, it cannot fail to attain great heights. Page 13S'Jim” 'Slurry JAMES J. SHERIDAN Xavier High Editor-in-Chief of Maroon 4. Prom Committee 3. Associate Editor Monthly 1, 2. 3. Harvester Club 2. 3. 0 “Sherry” the reception of scholarships, medals, and honors has long since ceased to be a novelty. From Freshman to Senior they have poured in upon him with a monotony equalled only by the regularity of his modest declinations of praise for these achievements. As a mathematician and philosopher he has delighted the hearts of all the profs in Fordham and as a litterateur he has contributed to the Monthly numerous poems and essays which, like their author, have charmed other hearts than profs’. Instead of adopting one profession Jim should utilize all his versatile gifts by spending one-half of the year writing poetry and the other half evolving new mathematical theories. Electrical engineering, however, seems to be his permanent choice. When lie gets his E. E. let the ohms and watts beware: they are likely to he renamed the jims and sherries. Page 139JOHN BARKY SIEFKEN Bayonne High Associate Editor Maroon 4. Prom Committee 3. Glee Club 3. 1. Harvester Club 3, 1. Mimes and Mummers 4. Manager Freshman Basketball 2. Class Football 3, 4. ERE we another Horatio Alger, John would long ago have inspired in us a gripping story of the meteoric rise of a plucky and handsome lad from a drug store clerk in an obscure colony called Bayonne (Where is Bayonne?—is a question Mr. Edison asked) to the rank of the greatest surgeon and biologist on ten con- As an actor, John Barry has always maintained that it was only jealous fortune that robbed him of the little “more” that would have made him a second John Barrymore. Despite such a handicao, we are inclined to the suspicion that he has broken more hearts at Georgian Court than the real Barrymore has—that is if he showed as much interest there as he has in the pursuit or exercise or enjoyment of the multifarious campus activities that he has been engaged in during his days in the Bronnix. tinents. Page lio'Slots” WALTER M. SLATTERY Galena High St. Vincent de Paul Society 1. 2, 3, 4. Secretary 3; President 4. Mimes and Mummers I. 2. 3, 4. Chairman Social Committee 4. Parthenian Sodality 1. 2, 3, 4; Treasurer 3. 4. E had often been told that a good actor can make a small role the outstanding feature of a production, but the assertion never carried much weight until we saw Slattery playing the part of “Diggory” in "The Mistakes of a Night”, the Varsity play when we were Freshmen. The well meaning but awkward old servant was the chief laugh producer of an evening of sparkling comedy. Dramatics, though they claim a large part of his time, are not “Slats’ ” chief hobby. The apple of his eye and the darling of his heart is the college conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for which he has worked faithfully throughout four full years, and of which in his Senior year he was made president. Its moving spirit at all times, he has helped it to establish a worthy record in the blessed work of relieving the poor. Pane 111“Goof” “Paublo” PAUL E. TIVNAN Fordham Prep. Mimes ami Mummers. Electrician 1, 2. Stage Manager 3, 4. Glee Club Technical Manager 3, 4. Seismic Observer 1, 2. 3, 4. OMEBODY told Eli Whitney that a machine for separating cotton from seed was needed, and in three weeks he gave us Die cotton gin. But tell Paul that you need a certain stage effect, a radio, a seismograph, or a movie projector, or in fact, any mechanical contraption and we’ll bet you will not have to wait three weeks. Maybe he doesn’t talk Latin in his sleep for practice, or, like the majority of us, doesn’t know why “the formal tendency of the appetitive is prosecutive, but has its aversative act also,” but when it comes to the highly practical, no matter what the field, he’s there with a bang. Paul shines especially as stage manager. So skillful is he in the art of illusion that he can make you think that a couple of cobbles is Pharaoh’s palace, or that a jar of water is a Kentucky mountain distillery, though minus the “kick.” Page 112“Ted" “Nate” THEODORE N. TOWEY Katonah High Business Staff Maroon 4. Council of Debate 3, 4. Parthenian Sodality 1. 2. 3, 4. F there ever lived one more fitted than Ted Towey to he the receptacle of one’s confidence, we unhesitatingly doff our hat to the same. Nate has at once all the trust-inspiring qualities, without the quasi-heroic insouciance, of the cinema “bulwark-in-the-storm.” He is strong, loyal and a good listener, more reticent than a spring violet with regard to his own affairs and the secrets of others. Ted, however, is far from being tongue-tied: the archives of Die Council of Debate testify to this. That he is a man of action is to he ascertained by a perusal of the class athletic records. Nate we characterize as the leopard couchant—quiet, but with a quietness indicative of dormant strength: with a look that seems to say, “Rouse me not.” Page 113LEO J. TROTTER St. John's Prep. Business Staff Maroon 4. Council of Debate 3. Associate Editor Ram 1. Class Track Team 1. EE is alone in his glory as the class’s representative in Elmhurst, though to observe him. one would never judge that he hailed from anywhere but little old Broadway. Like all successful men, he specializes, and his forte is a “line” so well developed that, as far as investigators have been able to determine, he has never yet been out of breath. On coming to Fordham Lee lost no time in finding an opportunity to put his gift of the gab to use, and Freshman year found him a hardworking reporter (was ever reporter otherwise denominated?) helping to reestablish the College weekly, “The Ram.” In Junior, the Council of Debate offered too good a chance to be passed over and Lee became a full fledged member, with the right of speaking at the meetings—time limit five minutes. Page mVINCENT P. I Hi LEIN Fordham Prep. Council of Debate 3, 4. Treasurer 4. Harvester Club 3, 4. Cilee Club 4. Ham StarF 4. Commencement Week Comm. 4. Manager of Tennis 4. Class Football and Baseball 2, 3, 4. INNIE is one of those happy mortals who seem able to perform anything and everything without ever appearing to be in the least bit of a hurry. Manager of Tennis, Treasurer of the Council of Debate (Labor of Hercules, if ever there was one!), and member of all sorts of other organizations and committees, he always contrives to give one an impression of perfect and lasting tranquillity—a most welcome one in any season. His equanimity is rendered far more noteworthy by the fact that lie’s among those unlucky persons who are forced to travel to Mt. Vernon when their daily work in the land of civilization and subways is over. Vinnie, however, claims that the only disadvantage of dwelling there is the necessity of racing to keep within the immigrant quota, which closes for Seniors at nine A. M. every morning. Page 115“Brooks" "Bill” WILLIAM (J. WALL S(. Peter’s Prep. ILL, of the alliterative name, hails from Jersey City, which he claims does actually contain more than railroad terminals and traffic cops. Its one great advantage is that it teaches its inhabitants the virtue of early rising with the happy result that Bill has been but a very infrequent performer in the 8:58 Special “660” from the gate to the classroom. On the other hand, the Second City of Jersey must be held accountable for the quality and style of the haircuts it imposes on those contained within its limits. But none of us is perfect, and in view of the circumstance that never, in his four years at Fordham, has he buttonholed us with a glowing description of the commuter’s superior life after the manner of those that go down to the sea in ferries,—in view of this we shall forgive him. PageFRANCIS A. WALSH Fordham Prep. Monthly Staff 1, 2, 3, 4. Editor-in-Chief 4. Associate Editor Maroon 4. Mimes and Mummers 1, 2. 3. 4. Play Contest 1. 3, 4. Secretary 4. Class Secretary 3. 4. Prefect. Day Student's Sodality 3, 4. Harvester Club 1. 2. 3. 4. President 4 Prom Committee 3. Varsity Tennis 1, 2, 3. 1. Captain 4. X compiling the above list of activities, the Editors have evidently forgotten one thins?. For Frank Walsh has the deadliest arm on the campus with a snowball. In fact, the only time he is known to have missed was when he fired at the Professor of Sophomore Greek and broke a window instead! But “Frannie” is nothing if not versatile. During the course of his college career he has identified himself with nearly every activity on the campus, and a mere glance at his record will show that in every case his fellows have honored him with an office. Advertising is Frank’s future “game”, and with his keen wit and deep insight into human nature he should make good from the start. Unassuming. dependable, humorous, lovable—may success crown your every effort! Page lVALENTINE li. WATKAI. Xavier High Class Track Team 2, 3. AL trained for the class Track Team in Sophomore and Junior, but decided that he was getting nowhere running around and around, and so, like a wise man, he stopped wasting energy at it. Philosophy circles he eschewed for much the same reason. One round trip he very seldom failed to make was the daily one from Maspeth to Fordham and back again, and he has earned for himself the title (shared by Bill Ryan) of Fordham’s Champion Commuter. In the Freshman French class Val was a brightly shining light. He it was who managed to put into Moliere’s “Le Boureois Gentilhomme" some humor that came within the ready comprehension of the class. He certainly could translate Mr. Jourdain hilariously, and anyone pausing outside the room, hearing the laughter, would be moved to remark: “Ah, how these boys enjoy their classics!” Pag - 1 i$“Pete" “Tommy iddlcr THOMAS J. WHALEN Regis High College Orchestra 2. 3. 4. Band 1. Glee Club 3, 1. Mimes and Mummers 2. 3, 4. Harvester Club 2, 3. N artist’s soul, a philosopher’s mind and a politican’s acumen have been admirably blended in the person of Tom Whalen. His devotion to the beautiful has found expression on the varsity stage of the Mimes and Mummers, in the writing of one-act plays, membership in the College Band and Orchestra and frequent attendance at the opera. Philosophy, Latin and Greek have earned his appreciation as fine arts, but his first love is politics. Tom always is at his best in high political discussions and his wary strategy and strong cigars would put to shame the most astute and hardy of the city’s political leaders. Sincere, earnest, dependable and capable we know you will not fail, Tom, to fulfill the expectation of your numerous friends and to justify their confidence in you. Page H9"Jfir . “It nutty JOHN J. CORCORAN Norwood High (Boston College 1, Holy Cross 2. 3.) Council of Debate I. Harvester Club 4. Parthenian Sociality 4. EFORMATION, if it is to be lasting and worth while, is generally a slow but steady process. For this reason we look upon Jack’s decision to make Fordham his ultimate Alma Mater as one which, though belated, was arrived at after the most thorough and painstaking deliberation, thus shedding more 8 lory on Fordham than did we, when in the heedlessness of our youth we came here as Freshmen. Not without company in the shape of former comrades at the Cross who had been earlier converted and were now Bronxonians, Jack of the dark eyes and the mysterious mien made hosts of new friends amongst his new classmates. Our only regret, and it is a most heart-felt one, is that we have to part so soon after having been given the real pleasure of meeting you. PitffC i-r oFreshman Year CLASS OFFICERS First Term Second Term Hugh Holly..........................Vincent McPeak President Richakd McAnany ....................William Curran Vice-President Charles Atkinson ...................Henry McCarthy Treasurer Henry McCarthy .................. Leon Scully Secretary NTICIPATION is better than realization,” says the proverb, but we sometimes wonder if Reminiscense is not the best of all. Peering into the hazy past, one beholds a drama even pleasanter now, than when he was part of it—he smiles delightedly at triumphs, at mistakes, at quondam horrors,—he feels the joys that were once, and have never returned. May you chuckle over this chronicle of your stripling days, Men of ’25. May you recall, reading between these lines, a thousand vivid memories that linger there. Well. 25 was a mighty class. At least, when its members were gathered together on that first day, one hundred and sixty strong, they thought so. (The Sophomores thought so, too, when they tried to enforce the Freshman rules.) The class was divided by the Faculty into three sections, but the periods for each were so arranged that all sections had practically the same professors. Father Gaynor S.J., unravelled the mysteries of Latin for all. and Father Fremgen S.J., guided them successfully through the Labyrinths of Greek. Mr. Gannon S.J., acquainted the class with the beauties of the native tongue, in spite, as he himself said, of “the difficulties attached to keeping a dormitory amused.” Mathematical theories were expounded to the eager students by Mr. McGarry S.J., and they were instructed in the fundamentals of their religion by Father Steelier, S.J. The honor of teaching Spanish to the Freshmen was divided between Father Bertolero, S.J., and Mr. Sitron. while Mr. McGarry reigned supreme in the French class. Within a week the Freshmen had elected a competent staff of officers. Hugh Holly was made President. McAneny—that pugilistic son of Erin, became Vice-President, and the coveted position of Treasurer was taken by "Hick” Atkinson, whose size and innocent expression doubtless inspired confidence. McCarthy, later to be famous, was chosen Secretary, but after a few weeks, work on the track team compelled him to resign, and Scully took his place. After several class meetings were held, it became evident that a very important particular had been overlooked—there was no constitution! "Dick” Charles, however, stepped into the breach. “Let us draw up a Page 152constitution," lit said, and the lines in his noble forehead bespoke the intense thought which had made possible this phenomenal burst of wisdom. With such a genius in our midst, small wonder that ’25 accomplished great things! Through the efforts of Fitzgerald, the brilliant legislator, and a few others, the constitution was promptly drawn up. In February when the officers' terms expired, the midterm elections took place. Vincent Me Peak was elected President by a large majority, and he proved to be quite as successful in office as his predecessor had been. The Vice-Presidency went to “Bill" Curran, well-known and well-liked by all his classmates, and McCarthy, now no longer prone to wander around the cinder path, was made Treasurer. Scully was unanimously reelected Secretary, which showed very decisively how much his labors had been appreciated during the previous term. During the Football season the Freshmen amazed everyone by their unexpected activity. On the Varsity squad they were represented by Crowley, McAneny and Brennan, who was another destined for fame. The Freshmen, however, were not content with being thus represented on the Varsity team. They organized a club of their own, and played a number of outside teams—a feat which was then unique in the annals of Freshman football at Fordham. Kenney. Malone, Fitzgerald and McPeak starred for the outfit. Seventeen men were presented with the numerals of their class—a really remarkable showing in view of the fact that Freshman on the Varsity squad were barred from the class team. On the Varsity basketball squad the class of ’25 was represented by Germain. Crowley, and McNamee, all good men. Inasmuch as the Varsity put one of the season’s best quintets on the floor, defeating Yale among others, it was no small honor to make the team. By the time spring came, the College was not surprised to find Freshman starring on her baseball and track teams—she expected it. Vin McPeak earned his letter as Varsity catcher. In its social achievements, ’25 lived up to the highest standards. The smoker committee, composed of McShane, Xeary, O’Shea and Howley, showed us the heights that could be reached by an all-Irish combination. The smoker, held in the Alumni rooms on the seventeenth of December, surpassed the expectations of the most optimistic. Movies were shown, temntino delicacies a la Stelline were served, and then a remarkably elastic youth was introduced, who behaved in the restless manner common to "eccentric dancers.” Many members of the Faculty were present, as well as the guests from the other college classes and from the Prep. It was unanimously agreed that it had been a most enjoyable occasion, and would long live in the memories of all those who attended. The annual Freshman Dance was held at the Pennsylvania Hotel on the sixth of January, and was unusually successful. Several hitherto quiet youths were seen to shake the festive foot with such reckless abandon that “Olinville” Hcalcv and “Shinglefoot” O’Shea, those demons of the dance, were compelled to look to their laurels. Many upper classmen were there with their sisters and cousins, lending an atmosphere of importance. In the expressive words of the multitude, it was “some hop.” Do not for a moment suppose, however, that the class was enticed by its athletic and social activities to leave the beaten path of scholastic endeavor. On the contrary, ’25 achievements along more scholarly lines Page 153easily equalled, if they did not actually surpass anything accomplished on the field or in the ballroom. Anyone who read the “Monthly” during that year knows that a large number of its contributors were Freshmen. Not only did their essays and stories scintillate with originality and wit, but a higher department of literature was also enriched by their able pens—realms of poetry. One had but to see the youthful emulators of Wordsworth and Edward Lear Mocking in with their manuscripts on each successive Monday morning, to be convinced that the Muse was no stranger to the men of ’25. So marked was this poetic talent, that Mr. Gannon, S.J., the class’s Professor of English, organized the Freshman Press Club. The work of the club was successfully carded out during the year, and the greatest satisfaction was felt by each man at the first FR. gaynor. s. j. appearance of his efforts in print. woow ooe AroA It would be a most incomplete history of the class which would overlook its dramatic ability. The college play. Goldsmith’s “Mistakes of a Night.” when produced by the Dramatic Association just before Christmas, brought forth showers of praise from all quarters upon the heads of the players, six of whom were Freshmen. “Jerry” Mannix, one of these, was thought by many to he the company’s star, and the singing of McPeak and Carroll is still remembered (with pleasure, of course). It was about the middle of the year when Mr. Gannon’s fertile brain devised a plan whereby the class’s literary talent could be combined with its histrionic ability. He formed what he called the “Freshman Workshop,” for the composition of one-act plays. Twenty-five determined young men faced the fearsome task of adapting twenty-five short stories to production on the stage, and attending to all the details necessary for such a production. From this mass of inspirations, “props and scenery,” were selected six plays as the most worthy of the boards. They brought honor to their authors (James Concagh winning the prize, for “Heat”) to the Thespians, who did their respective roles ample justice, and to the class, as the originator and sponsor of the institution. The “Playshop” has grown and flourished since then, receiving wide acknowledgment, but there are some we know, who still consider that initial offering the world’s best. In the University Council of Debate there were no less than ten Freshmen. Yet they were not satisfied with representation there, but formed a Freshman debating team comprising McAniff, Hogan. Gilson and Mannix. The victories gained over the N. Y. U. School of Commerce Frosh and the Columbia Freshman team were indicative of its ability. In both cases the decision of the judges was unanimously in favor of Ford-ham. “Well begun is half done” and the class of ’25 feels that the hardest part of its four year task had been well and thoroughly done. Page 155Sophomore Year CLASS OFFICERS First Term Second Term Vincent McPeak ......... President .... Gerald Fitzgerald John McAniff .........Vice-President Joseph P. Dunn Leon Scully ............ Secretary .... William Howley Henry A. McCarthy..... Treasurer _____Henry A. McCarthy HE return to college in Sophomore is perhaps productive of more elation than that of any other year. The summer which is just drawing to a close has worked its healing magic: the wounds done to dignity and self-respect by the enormities showered upon Freshmen are gone, leaving not a scar. Thus came we back from various quarters, full of Sophomoric insouciance and a determination to make our inferiors suffer even as we had in the year past. The which, though certainly charitable according to Maher and Cronin, we proceeded to do. Has any one of us forgotten the melange which swirled and eddied around the Pill Box one sunny afternoon, from which the weighty arguments of Joe Carroll brought us forth victorious? Can any one forget the dainty little caps and the quaint rule-books, which we perpetrated upon the unsuspecting Freshmen? Who ran your errands, Joe? How many radiators did you sell to the residents of Fifth Avenue, Vince? And so life went for us, as sweetly unruffled as the strains of a Chopin nocturne for the most part, with now and then the exhiliration of putting down a rebellion of the Frosh, or, if no such opportunity arose, inciting a little war of our own. As a class we remained divided into three sections, as we had been in Freshman. Father Oates led us over the arduous ups and downs of Tacitus and Juvenal, and with him as a mentor Latin almost became a pleasure. Far from wearily trudging on our way, we fairly trotted! To Father Oates was also allotted the task of teaching us Evidences, pointing out whom to trust and of whom to beware. If we were at all out of the ordinary when Sophomore began, we were certainly normal at the close of the year. The latter charge included sections “B” and “C.” Father Taaffe endeavored to make theologians from the raw material offered by section “A,” as well as instructing all three sections in the various branches of English. Father Stedler, when not expostulating on the beauties of the various and sundry trolley rides in and about the city, instilled a love of the clearness and intricacies of Demosthenes, et al., in the three divisions of the class. Mr. Lynch. S. J., held forth in the Mechanics class, while the mysteries of chemical phenomena were made clear to us by Dr. Sherwin. Having become acclimated to the exalted state of Sophomore, we settled down without more ado to the odd duty that offered itself now and again. A solemn conclave having been assembled, officers for the term Puye 150were elected. They were: Vincent McPeak, John McAniff, Henry McCarthy and Leon Scully, who were respectively President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. During these fascinating days of interclass strife and potential turmoil. other activities were attracting the more athletically inclined of Sophomore. The oppressive heat of the summer had lifted, leaving in its stead the glorious tang and verve of Indian Summer. Throughout long, brisk afternoons could be heard the thud of the pigskin and the sharp bark of the quarterback. Football was on in earnest, and, as in every activity, ’25 was well represented. Among its members who gained recognition as gridders were: Gerald Fitzgerald and Rollin Crowley, who played ends; Joseph Bill at tackle: Paul Brennan at center; Richard Mc-Anany, of Freshman pugilistic fame, at guard. In the backfield were Vincent McPeak, Thomas Malone, Ralph O’ Connell and William Howley. Those other devotees of the moleskin and gridiron, to whom the Varsity squad offered not enough attraction—or too much—busied themselves enough to vanquish the much-heralded Freshman eleven by the score of 6-0. In that game was laid the foundation of the reputation that “Nate” Towey has since built up in intermural athletics. Co-starring with Ted were William Kenney—gravely corpulent Axel—and “Tex” Landry, who carried the ball across the goal line for the Sophomore score. Life as a Sophomore, however, held out more allurements than the sternments of the endeavors heretofore mentioned. There were the lighter phases of college life to consider—things ideal, as it were; far above the strife of the classroom and gridiron. Hence we must pay tribute to Terpsichore; to Thespis; aye, even to Bacchus. Accordingly we danced Under the direction of Gerald O’Brien the Sophomore Hop was held at the Hotel Astor, on election night, November seventh, nineteen twenty-two. Dancing was the order of the evening, and those who came away footsore were lavish in the praise of '25 hospitality. The candle of life having sput-tured brighter than usual in this all too brief soiree, we once more settled down to the rut of the commonplace, every day life. Not for long, however, for midyear examinations were upon us after what seemed a breathlessly short interval of grace. The jaws of Moloch suddenly yawned to receive the victims—one or two Sophomores who had fallen by the wayside—then as quickly closed, and our worries were over until June. Having complacently settled back into everyday routine, business political once more arose for settlement. The officers whom we elected for the second semester were as follows: Gerald Fitzgerald. President; Joseph Dunn, who had so long hidden his light under a bushel, Vice-President; William Howley, turned from athletics and things social to politics, Secretary; Henry McCarthy, suave and indefatigable worker that he was. Treasurer. Our ship of state being thus so well manned, the future held out no apprehensions to us, and blithely we started on our way. The basketball season was then at its zenith, and as usual Fordham was engaged in quenching the championship aspirations of many an Eastern quintet. So grave was the preponderance of 25 men on the squad that at times the team on the floor might well be called a Sophomore team. Ralph Landry was being acclaimed by sports writers as one of the best Page 15?forwards in the city; John McMahon was attracting scarcely less attention as his brilliant teammate; Harold Leddy, at center, was consistently and decisively outjumping his rivals; Ralph O’Connell completed the quartet of Sophomore representatives, and played at guard with his customary pluck and dependability. A great position of the success which that team achieved—and that came in no small measure—must be attributed to the representatives of the Class of 1925. If we had our athletes, we likewise numbered in our midst others who show no less brilliantly in different, though, equally honorable, fields. Frank Walsh, on the Monthly, was declared by the editor of that publication to be as brilliant a writer as ever had graced its staff. The beauty of his work lay in his poetry, which sparkled and scintillated like a thousand precious stones, but he did not hesitate to sink into the refreshing absurdity of the humorous Antidote. Among others who contributed to the Monthly were James Sheridan, chronicler of mysticism, whose exotic verse seemed almost to curl wraithlike above the printed page; Edmund Burke— the “Patrick Henry” of later years—devoted his talents exclusively to the writing of short stories. Along dramatic lines Godfrey Schmidt stood out predominant. In his portrayal of Shakespeare’s Cardinal Woolsey was seen the spark of the Thespian genius that later burst forth into flame, that is now burning with a brilliancy marvellous to behold. Edward Lyman’s acting in the role of “Tom Winwood” in “Allison’s Lad” readily placed him in the foremost rank among Fordham dramatists. In the realm of debating, Edward Hogan held uncontested supremacy, eloquently assisted by John McAniff and Edward Gilson. On the staff of the Ram were Thomas Ryan, Leo Trotter, Edward Hogan, Joseph Dunn and Charles Reilly. Snows melted. March winds blew winter away; once more summer the glorious was upon us. With it came June, and Sophomore was over. Page 150Junior Year CLASS OFFICERS Gerald Fitzgerald .............................President Thomas Malone ........................... Vice-President Francis A. Walsh...............................Secretary Henry A. McCarthy..............................Treasurer OPHOMORE year having ended and summer vacation done. Junior comes as a bit of heaven-dropped manna to those weary of the classics. While still in first or second year, we honestly claim that no one has the right to call himself a collegian—taking the term “complete spectata”, as it were. Latin. Greek. Trig.. French—prep school stuff, and not at all individuating or distinctive; pure memory lessons. But Junior, the golden, the glorious! One begins life anew upon entering the portals of this year. Brillig and the Slithery Tove marshall their glittering forces; regiment upon regiment of dazzling philosophical facts, hitherto unheard of. march to the aid of brains jaded by the monotonous doings of Milo and Claudius; comes the sweetness of delving into the unknown. Verily. Junior is the springtime of college life; the reawakening of faculties long dormant. One word might well characterize our return to Rose Hill in the fall of 1023; to wit: eagerness. We were eager to begin everything, studies even, campus activities, the social whirl. Reorganization of the class came first in the order of importance, and to that end we re-elected Gerald Fitzgerald to the class presidency; Thomas Malone we chose as vice-president: Francis Walsh unanimously was elected secretary; and Henry McCarthy, for the third successive term, was made treasurer. In Mac’s case, we seemed to beware of changing horses while crossing a stream, and truly our treasury seemed at all times to be in the middle of a river of infinite width. But such must be the inevitable result of generosity. Thus well manned, we were off. This was the year of our epoch-making Prom; of its ultimate and marvelous success we could not, at that early stage of the year, know. Hence all minor social affairs were necessarily curtailed. With the decline of summer and the advent of Autumn’s cool days, came the football season. Men of ’25 were prominently in evidence upon the squad; a number of them were considered worthy of positions in the ranks of the first team. Numbered among these in the line were Paul Brennan, who at center gave a number of plucky exhibitions of pivot plays as were ever in these parts; Joseph Bill, his husky companion, playing his second season at tackle; Joseph Dunn, never saying much but fighting hard at the opposite tackle; and Gerald Fitzgerald, the diminutive, who made up in aggressiveness and alertness what he lacked in brawn. In the backfield were William Howley, who as quarterback offered many Page loobrainy exhibitions of field-generalship for the roaring approval of the stands; and Thomas Malone at fullback; he, who it was said, possessed “the physique of a lion and the gentle heart of the lamb". Football having ended, came the few inactive days which usually separate the various athletic seasons. Mid-year exams, however, were approaching, and preparations for which sufficed greatly to add pep and spice to days otherwise rather drab. When finally they did come, ’25 was prepared to a man, and not one casualty was recorded in our midst. Basketball now held our attention for awhile, during which period names of Ralph Landry, Harold Leddy, and Ralph O’Connell were receiving conspicuous notice in the sport annals of our daily papers. A major portion of the unusual success which rewarded the efforts of that quintet must be ascribed to the merit and ability of these representatives of ’25. The night of February eighth, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, stands out prominently as the apex of the extensive social activity of 1925. Our Junior Prom, held that evening in the Crystal Room of the Hotel Riltmore. has received the distinction of being the most elaborately successful of any such affairs in the history of Fordham. To Henry McCarthy and his indefatigable committee must be attributed the unparalleled financial and social heights to which our Prom attained. It was at the Junior Prom that our class rings first appeared. In praise of them it need only be said that tlie design which we chose has been since standardized and accepted as the future Fordham ring. Tt is a popular misconception that, the Prom being over. Juniors lapse into self-complacent somnolence, adopting, as it were, the attitude of the late Wouter Van Twiller. who throughout his life was either serenely Paye 161 JUNIOR PROM COMMITTEEelevated above the cares of the world, or tranquilly settled beneath them. Our class, in the post-promenade days of Junior, was a concrete refutation of such an idea. In a host of diversified activities men of ’25 were attaining prominence or upholding prestige hitherto gained. Classed among the latter were Godfrey Schmitt and Edward Lyman, whose several superb performances as members of the Mimes and Mummers easily admitted them to the foremost ranks of Fordham dramatists. Schmidt was at this time chosen as vice-president of the Thespians. Thomas Whalen, John Hargrove, Walter Slattery and William O’Connor were Juniors who attained scarcely less pre-eminence on the boards. In the Playshop. sister organization to the Mimes and Mummers, the names of Godfrey Schmidt, Francis Walsh, and Pierre Marique stood out predominant. The Fordham Glee Club, which has since carved its name deeply in the roster of Fordham boasts, was organized at this time. Of the Juniors whose voices added tonal strength to the Club, were Joseph Dunn, Robert Nash, Vincent McPeak and John Hoev. In and about the sacred spots on the campus devoted to literature and the press were to be found Francis Walsh, as editor of the Monthly, and Edward Lyman, managing editor of the Ram. Edward Burke contributed a series of refreshing essays to the Monthly, and James Sheridan and Pierre Marique lightened its pages with scintillating bits of verse and short stories. To be found on the staff of the Ram were Thomas Ryan, Charles Reilly, Edward Hogan, and Joseph Dunn, the last named acting in the capacity of assistant business manager. While these young men were busily engaged in carving their niches in Fordham’s Hall of Fame, Junior year came rapidly to its close. Before, however, we were “knee-deep in June”, we were privileged once more to hear the names of several Juniors being extolled to the skies. Vincent McPeak was back in his old position, dependably catching for the Varsity baseball team; Ralph Landry was effectively guarding second-base; in the outfield were Ralph O’Connell and Thomas Malone. What more fitting close to a school year could one desire than to hear a classmate’s name thundering from appreciative stands? Thus did we experience. Page lG.iSenior Year CLASS OFFICERS Gerald Fitzgerald .............................President Thomas Malone ............................Vice-President Francis A. Walsh ..............................Secretary Henry A. McCarthy .............................Treasurer ENIOR is more interesting than any of the previous years, choose any standpoint that you may. Freshman holds a modicum of pleasure in that it is a peek into the unknown, a taste of the infinite; Sophomore is of a certainly drab indeed; Junior holds forth the promise of a dizzy social whirl and is admittedly the denouement of the collegiate rounder’s life. In the fourth year, however, all this is over; the long winding way has been travelled, and before “the ties that bind” are broken there remains a comparatively peaceful old age in which to dwell upon the past and predict the future. It is the seventh veil of youth, which being finally torn away, leaves a “Portrait of a Young Man Striving Earnestly for His Tiffin and Tea’’. As such, should it not be interesting; should we not take our ease and sing our glees before the final plunge into that Satan-begot maelstrom.—work? Without consciously wishing to fall into the unscholarly error of transcribing a chronological class record, we must say that in the fall of 1924 the first business of the returning Senior class was the election of officers. Why not? To cite an analogy that we hope will not raise the humidity of the scribe’s reputation, class officers lead the class, hence their election should head an account of the class. We said “election”; it should be "re-election”. What more need be said in commendation of Messrs. Fitzgerald, Malone, Walsh and McCarthy? This year found the class completely united. Figure it out if you can. but after three years of wandering their separate ways sections A, B. and C were, as the good old melodrama goes, finally clasped to each other’s bosoms. Father Joseph Murphy lectured in Psychology and Father Barrett in Ethics to the entire class. At other times the class was scattered through the maze of electives, ranging from Oral English to Biology. Various organizations were getting under way by this time. Receiving the homage and respect due to their seniority, members of ’25 headed the same. Joseph Dunn was Chairman of the Glee Club, which office corresponded to the position of President in other societies; Edward Haynes was at the head of the Band and the Orchestra; Edward Hogan occupied the chair at meetings of the Council of Debate; to Francis Walsh fell the triple honor of being President of the Harvester Club. Prefect of the Blessed Virgin’s Sodality, and Editor-in-Chief of the Monthly; Edward Lyman was Editor-in-Chief of the Ram; Walter Slattery headed the St. Page l'HVincent dc Paul Society; Vincent McPeak acted as First Prefect of the Parthenian Sodality; the newly organized Connecticut Club chose Tom Reilly as its head; the Mimes and Mummers were wise enough to elect Godfrey Schmidt President, and Paul Brennan was made Captain of the football team, when Raymond Smead was put out for the season by injuries. Speaking of football immediately calls to mind the importance of the Senior delegation of athletes to the team as a whole. Suffice it to say that the season of 1924 would have been far less successful were it not for the work done by Captain Brennan, Joe Bill, Jerry Fitzgerald, Tom Malone, Joe Dunn, and Bill Howlcy, not to mention the most efficient managing of C. Gordon Lamude. The class team played two tied games with the Juniors; however, it was conceded by all that the Seniors won the series, since the only damage they sustained was a sprained ankle, whereas the Juniors suffered a broken arm, and in point of scoring, a break is far superior to a mere sprain. Lest one should get the impression that the class of ’25 is entirely a bloodthirsty horde and nothing else, consider the Senior dance at the Bilt-more, December 12, 1924. There would be found the gladiators garbed in garlands and bearing the pipes of Pan; a complete metamorphosis of the group of young gentlemen who swamped Georgetown and N. V. U. There were the fierce natures seduced from Mars to Terpsichore by the best music and the finest ballroom procurable. The class was there, almost to a man; absentees were as scarce as noiseless Fords. A host of undergraduates attended, training for the Junior Prom, we presume, or possibly to SENIOR WEEK COMMITTEE Page l( 5get some ideas on how to run a good dance. Suffice it to say that the affair was a social triumph of Napoleonic rank. Let us put ourselves in the position of the well-known mountain goat, and leap from peak to peak. Starting with the Senior dance, admittedly a lofty peak among the range of frivolities, let us at one bound come to the public disputation which was held in the Auditorium on Wednesday. April 8, itself a dizzy height among things scholastic. Edmund Burke defended a mere eight fundamental theses of psychology, and Paul Collins and James Carroll objected. Needless to say, our learned representatives awed the Juniors and struck speechless the Sophomores and Freshmen who comprised the audience. It was a state occasion for the capped and gowned Seniors. As a matter of fact, we were being held up as sterling examples and incentives to the underclasses, the implicit judgment no doubt being: “If they can do it. you can—with a lot more work than you are now doing,” etc., ad infinitum. One more leap will send us into the middle of Commencement Week,— the last bend in the road is almost passed, and all that sort of thing. At any rate, looking around us before we leap, we see a far different Fordham from that which first greeted us four years ago. True, the soul of Rose Hill hasn’t changed; that will always be the same, comforting, cheering, and ever urging on; but the body of Fordham has grown. We have witnessed the erection of a great gymnasium and a peerless library; laboratories have expanded; athletic teams are spreading a respect for Fordham in victory and in defeat. It is our humble wish and hope that we niav have had at least a small part in kindling the new flame of enterprise that is Fordham’s. Page 168Class of 1926 CLASS OFFICERS ....President Vice-President ....Secretary ....T reasurer ....Historian Charles T. Murphy Arthur J. Taylor. Arthur J. Daley.. Joseph I). Ferrone. Roland W. Miller ... Page 1 1History of the Class of 1926 EDDED in the sands of time, we find under the footsteps of the Seniors, departing, a slightly lower strata called Junior, the graduate of tomorrow. A trifle less interesting, infinitely more optimistic, he is painting for himself the scenes that his older brother has embossed in memory and he hews roughly the present that the Senior has already carved tenderly and called the past. We stormed the portals of old Fordham in the fall of ’22, the largest class that she had ever known, beginning the four-year seige for an education, and Jason of old pursued the golden fleece with no more zeal than we have exerted in our quest for the valued sheepskin. High school alumni, two hundred and eighty-seven strong, we believed that we were leaving historic prints as we first ambled up the elm-lined path. But alas, we were soon to learn that we were only freshmen, green-moulded with ignorance from our awkward feet to the little green buttons on the top of our caps— tokens of rivalry from the class of ’25. Soon we had installed our officers: Jim McGcough, President; George Hammer, Vice-President; Joe Ferrone, Secretary; Jack Quinn, Treasurer. Their subsequent re-election confirmed the wisdom of our choice and we arc justly proud that if we had known these men for years instead of hours, we could not have made a more satisfactory selection. President McGeough won laurels and a letter on the gridiron and Ob-ester, Rose and Bruton distinguished themselves on the Varsity squad. Other Frosh footballers there were who formed a colt team and journeyed far and wide in search of victory. Scanlon. Kearns and Marcotte starred for this outfit. Then winter chased the Freshman triumphs to shelter and one of the fastest basketball fives in the city and in the history of Fordham bore the numerals of ’26. Captain McMahon, Irish, Grainger, and Rohan, were the luminaries of this aggregation. Hammer and McGeough performed for the Varsity track team, winning their letters, and helping the Freshman to victory in the Class Relay at the Diamond Meet. Our athletic triumphs were limited by the rules that allow only a definite number on each team but all participated in the social victory that was scored at Sherry’s on the twenty-sixth of January under the leadership of the committee: Bergin, Liegey, Hammer and Murray and the class of ’26 made its collective debut to the strains of Bob Fallon’s Orchestra. Meanwhile, we were bounded by a set of rules and topped by iittle black caps, imposed by the class of ’25. Shortly after Christmas these bonds were loosened, not through any compulsion but in evident good will and sportsmanship and on this literary monument that they leave after them, we wish to engrave our wishes for their success and a grateful tribute for the helping hand they extended to us when we were raw recruits and the road at times seemed rough. If winter comes, can baseball be far behind? At the invitation to “Play Ball" the Frosh sallied to field afar, armored in chest-protectors, bearing as their standards the ash club and the misfit glove, and com- Pnt e 172pleted a remarkable season. Captain Rohan, Irish, Sheerin and Ahern were the bright lights in our baseball firmament. After its first vacation as college men, the class that passed beneath the historic gate “was another and still the same". Features only had not changed; learning had increased; spirit had been transfigured from Freshman curiosity to Sophomore loyalty and an unadulterated love for Fordham. One, Charles A. Dougherty, an excellent student, answered the last roll-call and went to the Great Examination. Requiescat in Pace! Once again we elected officers and now that wo h d measured them, the task was easier. McGeough and Quinn were chosen to fill their former places without a dissenting voice. Bob Rose was elected to the Vice-Presidency and Jack McDermott, later giving away to Bob Flynn, was selected to transcribe our endeavors and guided our parliamentary efforts while we were being led through the mazes of education by competent guides. In keeping with the Sophomore tradition, we greeted the large class of ’27 with open arms—and a set of Freshman Rules. We liked their spirit in accepting them and in aclimating themselves to Fordham. Soon the restraint was permitted to die and in its embers ever since has glowed good-fellowship. The lure of the leather baloon was again answered by McGeough, who distinguished himself in the Varsity backfield. Marcotte, Rose, Chester and Bruton also acquitted themselves nobly, with Charlie Murray and Bob Flynn in the managerial capacity. At the end of the campaign, Murray was elected by a close vote as manager of the Varsity for the season of 1925. With the advent of Basketball, the class offered a promising galaxy of stars to the Maroon quintet. Rohan, McMahon and Grainger each scintillating in turn, have borne testimony that there can be no field closed to our athletes. At the Annual Track Meet, one of the greatest sporting and financial successes in the history of Fordham, McGeough and Hammer ably represented the Varsity. Hammer’s running featured the evening’s achievements and at the end of the Track season, although only a Sophomore, he was chosen captain as a reward for his speedy endeavors. Once again the collision of wood and horsehide echoed temptingly on the Bronx air and once again the class of ’26 responded to the call. Although the framework of a strong nine survived from the previous year we nevertheless supplied some valuable spare parts: Rohan, who cavorted around third base, and Ahern and Sheerin, who worked on the mound, gave evidence of the availabel material. Came then the balmy days of Spring, when a young man’s fancy is crammed in preparation for the finals, a week’s seige of blue-books, blue ink and blue reminiscences and at last the vacation which was to transform us into upper-classmen. Winding up the Elm-lined path in September for the last half of the grind to graduation, we were reminded that our numbers had paid the toll of time and were dimidiated. Three legions were advancing into Junior. Our leader, McGeough. had passed on reluctantly to conquer other worlds and we chose an able successor, Charles Murphy. Father James Hayes, Page 173S. J., honored us in accepting the office of Faculty Moderator. Art Taylor was elevated to the Vice-Presidency, Joe Ferrone received the purse and Art Daley sharpened the secretarial pencil. Completely satisfied with our selective ability, we went on to choose Jack Quinn as Chairman of the Junior Prom Committee and Jim Crimmins to decide on an appropriate ring. How well all. especially the last two have succeeded is Fordham history; the Prom is now a memory that will live with us forever and the ring that Crimmins and his committee selected, has been standardized for future Fordham fingers. Obester wove for himself a crown of glory on the gridiron by playing in every period of every letter game. Rose and Marcotte appeared also in the line and were vital cogs in the mighty machine that generated the successes of the 1924 schedule. The class football team held the strong Senior aggregation to a tie on two occasions and the honors were evidently so even that the matter was dropped. Behind St. John’s Hall, the hand proved mightier than the foot and Junior stood high in handball as in football, winning the trophy offered by the Ram for class supremacy on the courts by dint of defeats administered successively to Sophomore, Senior and Freshman. King. O’Reilly, McCabe, Duffy, Ciocca and Porcelli assaulted the concrete parapet with a little black shrapnel in the triumphant seige. Basketball next moved into prominence in the sphere of sport and the Junior’s representatives under Coach Kelleher’s two team system were Rohan, McMahon, Grainger and Driscoll. All of them played decisive roles in the famous season just past. The Junior Prom at the Biltmore under the auspices of the Alumni, has left January 30th, as a golden memory of the Silver Jubilee. George Olsen and Cliff Edwards syncopated, eighteen hundred dancers danced, refreshments refreshed and when the curfew rang, after five but still too soon, and we felt that we were leaving, not merely a Prom but an achievement in the chronicle of social Fordham. We are justly proud of James McCabe, next year’s Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Monthly, recognized as the best literary magazine in the colleges of the country. Rob Rose, Dick Foy, Chet Carroll and others are members of the staff who have contributed greatly by their efforts to its high quality. Art Taylor looms as next editor of the Ram and is assisted in his editorial capacity by Jack Fitzpatrick, Art Daley, Elmer Mc-Devitt, and others. Bob Peters ’26 is Vice-President of the Dramatic Association and many of his classmaters have donned the buskin for the thespian betterment of the University and the cast of a recent Varsity Play contains the names of not a few Juniors. Of the nine Directors of the young but thriving Glee Clubs, five are Juniors as are a number of the singing members. The class of ’26 has a lively representation in the Press Club and in the Debating Society; in fact it has been the policy, assiduously carried out by its members, to enter with a whole-hearted enthusiasm into every Fordham activity. Page 1'.',drew a long breath, thanked our stars and the luck of the Irish, and settled down for the next lap. Exams over, we still craved excitement and turned to the class elections to satiate our thirst for adventure. Our choices this term were: Dennis Roberts, President; Joseph Flesey, Vice-President; Joseph Sherlock, Secretary; George Spohr, Treasurer, while to William Porter and Vincent O’Connell fell the work of concocting the class history. Many and strenuous were the doing of the next few months. Plays, debates, articles for the Ram and Monthly, Glee Club concerts and the Intercollegiate contest found the Class of ’27 in the lists of the toilers and producers. In the Mimes and Mummers, John Devaney had been made Business Manager, and the Fall One-Act Play contest had been won by John McCann, whose play, “Outside Grenada”, received the award of the judges. In the Varsity play, “Alberic”, the representatives of the class made their presence most felt. Francis Fullam played Henri, the heroic young knight of the Crusading army; Joseph Fechteler portrayed the part of Yago-Shahn, the Saracen commander of the city of Antioch, and one of the famous dancing “girls” was none other than our own Deegan. One of the hits of the show was the work of Everett McCooey, cast as Johann Vallon, a comedy character, whose antics and lines brought a relief from the stern tone of the main theme. The Sophomore debate with the Sophomore debaters of Boston College followed right on the heels of the play; in fact, it might be said to have tread upon them, for it took place the same night as the last performance of “Alberic”. The fact that Fechteler and Fullam, who turned over their parts to understudies and journeyed to Boston with John McCann and Thomas Gallagher, had had so much work in connection with the play may have been the cause of our defeat, for we lost a close contest to the Bostonians at the Hub. The Mimes and Mummers were not by any means the only organization that numbered in its ranks members of our illustrious class. To the Monthly we have contributed John McGann, author of essay upon essay, and conductor of the book review section of the magazine; Joseph Sherlock, our secretary, who wields a pen as facile in the composition of lyrics as in the transcription of the class minutes, and is to boot, the sapient and critical Exchange Editor of the same publication. On the Ram are the busy Mr. Fullam, News Editor; Anthony Dupraz, Edward Cullen, George Callahan, Associate Editors, and Frank Howley, on the Sports Staff. William Boyd handles the accounting, and an ail-Sophomore business staff, composed of Louis Staab, Kenneth Lawlor, and Jerome Rafferty, watch over the material interests of Fordham’s weekly. E. Vincent O’Brien is the Art Editor and the proud possessor of the comic strip denominated “Stude Prune”. College comics do not, however, comprise the whole scope of his work, for his colorful and tasteful posters have, for the past two years, been the feature of any publicity campaign about the college. In the Glee Club, two of the soloists are of our number—McCooey and Twoomey, and the music for “The Marching Song”, sung as the school song in the Intercollegiate contest was written by James Breslin, whose Page 179piano playing, by the way, was a feature of the Prom this year. Others who raise their voices in harmony with the club are Moriaritv, Dupraz, Fechteler, Cusack and Cisaski. In baseball and track, the spring sports, 1927 is well represented. Bill Porter, captain of last year’s undefeated Freshman nine, and Vin O’Connell, catcher, survived all early season cuts, and are now looked on as veterans. Our track stars are perhaps more numerous than those of any other class. Bill Menagh’s home looks like a medal museum after his campaign cross-country and on the boards during the winter, when he not only carried the Maroon to victory in hill-and-dale affairs and in some of the longer runs, but was the miler of the Varsity medley relay. Frank De Lucia, running his first year as a Varsity track man, turned in some fast 440’s and Schneider accounted for some at shorter distances. Ferrall and Hickey round out a trio of formidable sprinters. And now let us give a few words to the lighter, the gayer side of life, and let us fox-trot and tango once again, in spirit if not in substance, at the Sophomore hop, held on the evening of April 24, at the Hotel Majestic, were we lulled dull care to sleep to the strains of soft music (and music not so soft) delectably played by Bud Rosen, Jimmy Breslin, and their Arcadians. With these memories, rather than those of exam and condition time, let us close our Odyssey, with no thoughts but of hope for the future and of satisfaction with the past. Page ISOClass of 19:28 Percy Schwenk.................................President Joseph Delaney ..........................Vice-President Joseph Gallagher..............................Secretary John Higgins..................................Treasurer Page is-iHistory oi the Class of 192,8 HEN on a bright and sunny morning last September, groups of bewildered looking prospective students took their stand about the First Division building, many and varied were the remarks that were heard about the Freshmen. These remarks were not at all of a degratory nature, no indeed, some were made in a spirit of most sincere pity. From this early time, the individual Freshmen made up their minds that they would show the makers of those remarks, that the statement “to err is human” applies also to Sophomore as well as poor humans. It is the purpose of this chronicle to show how ensuing events proved the truth or falsity of the aforegoing statement. The first class meeting! What a memory. It was the first assemblage of the class. At this meeting, a committee of hardy spirits was chosen to secure a goat, which was to serve as a Ram for the opening football game. The c ommittee sallied forth one Saturday morning with some fifteen dollars that had been secretly collected at the meeting, and cautiously conveyed out of it by the back stairs, for the Freshmen were not trusting the Sophomores any further than they could sec the nucleus of an atom. The committee invaded the north central part of the Bronx, along Jerome Avenue by the Reservoir, where, in the great open spaces roamed many a prospective Ram. All unaware of his imminent glorification, a monarch of the wilderness, hoary and mighty, the monarch of all he surveyed, stood a billy goat. The committee cautiously approached and after a fierce encounter, in which Sir William advanced a forcible argument in the shape of his horns, he was conquered, and conveyed to a waiting cab. His owner being found, an exchange of currency for the goat was discussed. but an agreement could not be reached. Exit Hill to his lonely, lonesome waste. Oft was this performance repeated, but nor goat nor Ram could be had for love or money. As a result, the game was Ramless, as far as four-footed and visible Rams were concerned, though many a lusty “Ram” rose from our loyal throats. Thus ended the quest for the dirty tleece. Percy Schwenk was elected President amid the cheers of the Freshman Class, and this history may also be said to be in some part, a record of his achievements. Mr. Schwenk. a graduate of Fordham Prep., played center on one of the best Freshman football teams that Fordham ever produced. The Frosh team was defeated only once, and then by the much heavier Lafayette Frosh. It might also be stated that the Freshmen beat the Sophomores. The Freshman stars were Liebl, O’Connor and Schwenk. The next event in which the Freshman Class shone was their initia- Pdf C 18ition. A costume parade was held and in it there appeared nurse maids, cow boys, coy maidens, minstrel men, and a host of advertisement characters. This host wended its way across Fordham Road to the roar of 1—9—2—8. and the wonder and amusement of the amazed populace. The parade took possession of the Concourse and held it against the oral assaults of the genial traffic cop by a rendition of the Ram and divers other songs and cheers. On returning to the Auditorium, Mr. Baltz was adjudged the winner of the bid to the Prom as a reward for having the best costume. Then followed boxing bouts, and refreshments. The Initiation was a huge success. In those days of caps and rule books and black socks, many indeed were the small and sometimes not so small debates, held with divers energetic Sophs. It may be said that in these affairs, the Frosh acquired for themselves no small honor. The back of many a Soph, and the bare ankles of many a Frosh will testify to that. When the basketball season opened, there were many aspirants for berths on the Freshman quintet. Tho there was much material, the team was but a mediocre one, and the season was on the whole, not successful. In the early part of the year, the Freshman Sodality, under the guidance of Fr. Cox, S. J., was organized for the day scholars. Victor Lugowski was elected Prefect, and by his zeal, and the devotion of the members, the Sodality grew stronger and stronger. Many members of this Sodality joined the Knights of the Blessed Sacrament, and pledged themselves to receive Holy Communion at least once a week. The Fordham Freshman Forum was started early in the year under the able guidance of Mr. Sullivan, S. J., for those members of the class of 1928 forensically inclined. Many interesting debates were held, with Mr. Rowes in the President’s chair for the first term. Victor Lugowski succeeded him for the second term. Debates were scheduled with N. Y. TJ-the Washington Square branch of N. Y. U., and Boston College. The Frosh teams were victorous over the first two named, and the Boston College debate was cancelled by Boston. The Forum members will have a pleasant memory of fruitful hours spent in the drawing up of a constitution, of spirited debates, and eloquent argument. The climax of the Frosh’s social schedule came with the Freshman Dance, held in the Lorraine Hotel on February 11. 1925. The jolly mob, the orchestra calling to the dance, and the fine time will linger long in the memory of every member of the class of 1928. The dance committee was composed of Schwenk, Fergis, Cox, Higgins, Seery, Gaily, and Mc-Groddv. An organization that bids fair to produce many worthy specimens of the dramatic art is the Freshman Work Shop, a branch of the Mimes and Page 185Mummers. Its purpose is to teach those who are so inclined the principles of dramatic writing, especially those embodied in the one act play. Mr. Bunn. S. J., is the one responsible for whatever of merit shall come out of the Work Shop, for he has given unsparingly of his time and talent to the young wooers of the Muse, has directed, encouraged, and aided their efforts in the production of the one act play. After the beginning of the second term, tryouts were held for those Freshmen desiring to join the Glee Club. Many responded and were successful in making this widely known organization. So great was the interest aroused that in the corridors, and in the old Gym. groups of prospective McCormacks and Carusos could be heard harmonizing desperate deathless ambition. The Mimes and Mummers also acquired several members from the class of 1928, for several of them acted in the Public One Act Play Contest, while other Thespians of ’28 made the Varsity play, “Alberic, Archbishop of Ghent.” From an unorganized crowd, the Freshman Class has become a closely knit organization which has made a success of practically everything it has laid hand to. In all extra curriculum activities, Freshmen have shown that they are capable of great things, whether in athletics, social activities, the forum, the stage or the concert stage. From a number of groups of prep, school graduates, the class of 1928 has become a solidly welded unit composed of some 100 true Fordham men in the true meaning of the term. Now as the second term is drawing to a close, and vacation looms on the not so distant horizon, many are the memories that we have, many are the tales that we shall tell time and again in the next four years of that Freshman year, and many are the smiles and many the pleasures that we have had and shall have in the friendships that we have contracted. All these are the agencies which will combine to make that year of our lives spent in the Freshman Class of St. John’s College, Fordham University, one long to he remembered one from which many a smile and fond memory may come in later and perhaps sadder years. BOOK THREEStudent Organizations MONTHLY ............ RAM ............... MAROON ............. MIMES MUMMERS.. GLEE CLUB ...... COUNCIL OF DEBATE... ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION RESIDENT STUDENTS . Francis A. Walsh.... « C. Cordon Lamude... Edward R. Lyman ... i Joseph P. Dunn..... I James J. Sheridan.. 'Joseph P. Dunn...... Godfrey P. Schmidt ...Joseph P. Dunn.... ...Edward J. Hogan... ....Paul Collins .... ... Thomas A. Reilly ...........Editor . B us i ness Ma nage r ............Editor Business Manager ............Editor Business Manager ....President ..........Chairman ..........President ..........President .President, Page ISOThe Maroon James J. Sheridan...........................Editor-in-Chief Vincent J. McPeak ........................Assistant Editor J. Harold Eilert John A. Healey Edward J. Hogan Edward B. Lyman John E. McAniff George Deeley Richard McAnany James McGoldrick Associate Editors Henry A. McCarthy Bernard Fitzpatrick Thomas J. Malone J. Austin Murphy Charles T. Reilly Art Editors Busincss Monager Joseph P. Dunn Business Staff Edward Neary Ralph O’Connell Robert N. Rose Thomas A. Reilly Thomas B. Ryan Francis A. Walsh Elmer McDevitt Roland W. Miller John J. Hoey Leo J. Trotter Charles Hannelly Pa( c 190Patrons and Patronesses His Eminence, Patrick Cardinal Hayes, D. D. Archbishop of New York The Right Reverend John J. Dunn, I). D., V. G. Bishop Auxiliary of New York The Very Reverend Lawrence J. Kelly, S. J., Ph. I). Provincial of the Maryland-New York Province The Hon. Charles G. Dawes Vice-President of the United States of America The Hon. Alfred E. Smith Governor of the State of New York The Hon. John J. Hylan Mayor of the City of New York William J. O’Shea, Ph. D. Superintendent of Schools, New York City The Hon. Edward J. Flynn Sheriff of the County of Bronx Col. Louis D. Conley Mr. Henry Heide, Jr. Page 191 Mrs. Sanders A. WertheimThe Fordham Monthly Francis A. Walsh ’25...................... Editor-in-chief James FJ. McCabe ‘26 .....................Assistant Editor Associate Editors Edmund C. Burke ’25 James J. Sheridan ’25 Roland w. Miller ’26 Robert N. Rose ’26 Richard J. Foy ’26 Clifford W. McGuiness ’27 John A. McGann ’27...................Opinions on Hooks J. Russell Sherlock ’27......................Exchanges 1 homas A. Reilly '25...................Alumni. Notes C. GORDON LaMUDE ’25.......... .... Easiness Manager W. Chester Carroll ’26.................... Advertising Ralph J. Doran ’25......................... Circulation Page 192The Fordham Monthly T is with a feeling of awed veneration that we enter upon the history of The Fordham Monthly. For on delving through the musty archives of the past we find that a literary magazine has been in existence at Fordham for seventy-two years, and that The Monthly under its present name has now completed its forty-third consecutive year and has never once failed of publication! The great-great grandfather of the present magazine was born into the world in 1853 and was known as the Goose Quill. Shortly afterwards, this name was changed to the Sem. which in turn was followed by the Collegian and the Spy. Finally, in 1882, the Fordham College Monthly came forth upon the scene in all its glory. Later, this name was shortened to The Fordham Monthly. Many illustrious writers have first wooed the Muse in the little Sanctum. Chief among these arc the Rev. Francis P. Donnelly, Dr. James J. Walsh, the brilliant writer and lecturer and Mr. T. A. Daly, renowned poet and humorist. To show their respect for the cradle of their literary genius, all three of these gentlemen expressed their appreciation in a letter congratulating the Canisius Monthly on its tenth anniversary, saying that the greatest literary training they ever received in their student days was from their work on the staff of The Fordham Monthly. The Monthly has always been rated high in college literary circles, but in the past two years it has been literally showered with honors. During the scholastic year of 1923-24, in an All-Star Magazine composed of selected articles from various college publications throughout the country. The Fordham Monthly received the greatest number of places and hence was conceded first place. This mythical magazine, incidentally, was clothed in the cover of The Fordham Monthly, which has been considered by many the most beautiful in college journalism. Exchange editors have claimed that The Fordham Monthly was the best on their desks, and it is even rumored that it has been used as a text book in several schools. As a matter of actual fact, The Monthly is on the reading list recommended by one of the largest correspondent schools in America. After reading all this, the reader will naturally ask, “Who is the editor of this shining light of literature, this hoary peer of college magazines? That is difficult to say, for this modest young man. while possessed of all the genius of a Shelley, a Macaulay, a Poe, and an F. P. A. rolled into one. is nevertheless as shy of the limelight as the proverbial jackrabbit! However, let us hope that he will favor us with a bow on this occasion. Francis A. Walsh (yes, that is his name) first attracted attention by being one of the winners of the class poetry contest in Freshman. The Monthly could ill afford to ignore such talent, and soon after this his name was added to the editorial staff. Frank justified the confidence thus placed in him by winning the short story contest that year, besides turning in a number of poems. In his Sophomore year our ambitious youth continued his brilliant career. It was at this time that he started to conduct the “Antidote,” which has since been called the best department of college Page 193humor in the country. When the time came to choose an Assistant Editor-in-Chief, what was more natural than to pick a man who had won the distinction of having made the greatest number of contributions during the course of the year? In Junior he continued to turn in poems, short stories and essays in addition to running the “Antidote.” This latter department, together with his poem “Drums of Africa.” was chosen for the All-Star Magazine. During the past year, as Editor-in-chief, we find not only poems, stories, essays and the “Antidote,” but editorials as well! “O’Flaherty of the I. R. T.” was claimed by one exchange man to be the best college story he had ever read, and the satire, “Sand, by Gosh!” was also favorably com mented on. However, many as have been the honors heaped upon him, certainly no one can say that Frank has not deserved them. About the time that the future editor-in-chief began to attract notice, there appeared on the scene one James J. Sheridan. The keenness of his literary appreciation was so immediately apparent that he was made Exchange Editor in his Freshman year. After three years at the Exchange desk “Jim” retired, confining his efforts to poetry and essay writing. During those three years, however, commenting on the work of his brother scribes in other colleges was not Jim’s only contribution to the pages of The Monthly. His poems were ever noted for their beauty of language, particularly for the deep thought and emotion that they sounded. On one occasion, one of his poems was reprinted in full in another magazine, an honor seldom conferred in collegiate circles. His essays were forceful and intellectual, yet so clearly and pleasantly phrased as to keep the reader enthralled to the very end. (Truly an achievement, say we!) There is an old saying to the effect that an early start is half the race. In the case of Edmund C. Burke, however, we have the exception that proves the rule. For it was not until his Junior year that Ed’s name appeared in the editorial box. A mystery surrounded the status of Mr. Burke on the stafT. An outsider might have wondered how a man could hold his position in such select company while only contributing an occasional story. After the first few months, the plot began to thicken. A series of essays, entitled “Rough Diamonds” had been appearing over the name of a certain “Patrick Henly, ’27,” students and exchange men alike were loud in their praise of these little character studies. They were written in an easy style and showed a quaint humor, enriched by a deep philosophical vein and a mastery of the emotions. Much speculation was aroused over the identity of this brilliant young Freshman who had flashed like a meteor across the college literary skv. and the yearling class puffed out its chest at the achievements of its distinguished but retiring member. At the end of the term the great mystery was solved. The mysterious “Patrick Henly” was no other than our own Ed Burke, so that not only had Fid contributed a number of sparkling short stories, but he was also the author of one of the best series of light essays in college literature, a series that was chosen in its entirety for the All-Star magazine mentioned above! It was such work as Ed’s that made outsiders shake their heads and say, “They must have professionals on that staff!” In the limelight that surrounds the editors of a publication like The Monthly, too often does the spotlight’s beam escape the one whose work makes possible the maintenance of the magazine. C. Gordon Lamude took Page 10',up the business reins in his Junior year, and his able managing of Ibis department has put The Monthly on a firm financial basis. Working hand in hand with Mr. Lamude is Ralph J. Doran, Circulation Manager. lie assumed this highly responsible office in Junior, and so untiring has been his efforts that the circulation reached its high-water mark when he assumed charge. Last but not least in this category of the immortals is Thomas A. Reilly. "Tom” came on the staff in 1923 and in running the Alumni Department, he has made a real feature of his collection of "breezy” write-ups. The names of J. Harold Eilert, Hugh J. Grant, Edward J. Hogan, John McAniff and Charles T. Reilly have also graced the pages of The Monthly, and even the "hard-boiled” editor of The Ram was in love once and contributed two poems! We cannot close without a few words about the Junior members of the staff, for all, from the Assistant Editor-in-chief down to the budding Freshman poets have done their share. James H. McCabe, ’26, who succeeds to the editorial throne and scepter, or perhaps we should say stool and typewriter, has made what are possibly some of the most beautiful poetic contributions of recent years, as well as a number of excellent stories and one-act plays. John A. McCann, ’27, is the author of the widely-praised book reviews and J. Russell Sherlock, ’27, has made a name for himself by his poetry and exchange criticisms. Robert N. Rose, ’26, whose splendid sea stories and poems have attracted much attention, Roland W. Miller, ’26, short story writer and editor of the Athletic news. Richard J. Foy, ’26, and Clifford J. McGuiness, ’28, essayists, and W. Chester Car-roll, ’26, Advertising Manager, complete the staff. Among the Freshmen contributors we have George L. Grainger, Edward J. Komora, Edward Nash and J. A. Phelan. Truly the editors of 1925 can lay aside their quills in peace, secure in the knowledge that they are entrusting the future to a staff well-trained and thoroughly competent to maintain the present high standard of The Fordham Monthly as dean of American college literary magazines. Payc 195The Fordham Ram Edward B. Lyman ’25..... Arthur J. Taylor ’26.... Francis a. Fullam ’27. Thomas 13. Ryan ’25..... Edward J. Hogan, Jr., ’25 J. Austin Murphy ’25 John F. Toomsy ’26 i " Charles '1'. Reilly ’25. E. Vincent O’Brien ’27 Thomas P. Dooney 26.... Joseph P. Dunn ’25 ..... Charles L. Hannelly ’26. William P. Boyd ’27 .... Hugh j. Grant ’25 ..Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor .....News Editor ....Spoils Editor ..Feature Editor Copy Editors ............Humor .......Art Editor .. Exchanges Eusinc-ss Manager ......Circulation ......Accounting ....Photographer p i( e 196The Ram HERE are few events in the life of the maturing scion of any worthy family that engender a more genuine thrill, that create a more satisfying sensation of happiness in the bosom of the entire household, than the announcement: “Yes. folks, he’s grown another inch!” From the first moment when the blushing offspring is backed for measuring purposes against the parlor wall, on and on through the successive stages during which the pencil marks on the (lowered paper grow higher and still higher, that feeling of unequalled pride —which can arise only from the realization of true growth puffs out the chests of the watchers with a pardonable feeling of satisfaction. Yes, dear members of the royal household (and we say this with paternal. and hence justifiable, conceit), the Ram has grown. Not, mind you, has it confined its outspreading proclivities to the rather puerile achievement of a single inch; such puny efforts toward advancement are for newspapers that have not the distinction of being among the leaders of collegiate journalism. A mere cursory glance at the new Ram, as it first appeared at the beginning of the scholastic year 1924-1925. will convince the glance that in actual agate lines, as well as features, make-up and general news-scope, the present paper surpasses by much more than one-twelfth of a foot its more humble, though estimable, predecessor. One auspicious day, ’way back in the Fall of 1917, the man-about-the-campus was startled in beholding a newcomer to the ranks of Fordham activities—a newspaper, professedly a weekly, that allured itself under the pugnaciously significant title of "The Ram." The soubriquet was most aptly chosen, for the little four-page purveyor of collegiate scandal butted itself from obscurity right to the headlines of prominence. Mr. Quigley, S. J., as moderator, and Mr. Paul O’Keefe, ’19, as Editor, were the original men-behind-the-guns, or behind-tlie-typewriters if you so prefer it. Efficiently they worked, and saw their charge safely through the harrowing days of the S. A. T. C.; but so overcome with joy was our rollicking Ram at the signing of the peace pact that it must needs take a vacation for a time in which to recuperate. But its days of temporary obscurity were pleasantly short, and once again in the Fall of 1921, under the moderatorship of Fathers Cox and Treacy, S. J., and the editorial tyranny of one John E. Devlin. ’23. the Ram blossomed forth in all its 8-point grandeur, bigger and better than ever; for by the following March it had doubled its original four pages to—but surely you can figure out the answer for yourself, can’t you? To Mr. Devlin the University is still indebted for being the undergraduate most concerned in the revival of the so-essential weekly, and also to his successor, Mr. George Brooks, ’24. who strengthened the foundation laid for him and more firmly established the now flourishing Ram as a permanent Ford-ham institution. Still the real halcyon days did not come (and rightly so!) until certain gentlemen who proudly tacked a ’25 after their more or less distinguishable signatures, took active charge of the publishing of the paper. It Page 297would he easy to sum up the results of their endeavors by saying that today The Ram has been recognized by many experts as the best college paper in the East; but this would not half tell the story. It would not convey the rather significant bit of information that from the standpoint of typography and make-up it is far in advance of any other college weekly in the country, nor would it tell you that The Ram is practically the only college paper to have a regular sport section of two pages with a sport editorial column as a regular feature. Further, you might not know that this weekly is strictly a University paper—it does not specialize merely in college news—and that it contains special Law School, Pre-Law, Graduate School, Pharmacy and School of Social Service departments that are up to the minute in their reports (or as up to the minute, at any rate, as a weekly can possibly be.) We shall have to tell you all about it—but alack-a-day and alas! we have unwittingly unravelled the whole tale (the Ram’s tail? har! har!) already—just sort of snooked it over when you were not looking. And now to the business of our meeting. For surely all along you have been wanting to know how all these herculean strides towards perfection came about. Who is responsible? Just glance back for a moment at the picture of the gentlemen striving so nobly—and with such comparative ease—to appear intellectual. See the fellow in the center of the first row—the austere looking chap with the careworn brow? That’s Ed Lyman—oh well, Edward B. Lyman if you insist. He’s the bird we’re after, as the milliner said when she started to trim the hat. (Stand up and blush for us, Ed.) Towards the end of October, 1023, a humble and unassuming “novice” was taken on the staff to write dramatic notes. Three weeks later he was the Managing Editor of The Ram. That is Ed’s advent to the world of journalism in a nut-shell. Rather meteoric, say you; and we agree with you entirely. Hanging his coat on the back of the Managing Editor’s chair, the embryonic Northcliffe started to study typography and make-up when nobody was around, with the result that the paper began to show improvement in its general appearance. He then proceeded to get out the 1024 pictorial number single-handed, and immediately followed up this task by spending the summer in drawing up a working constitution for the Ram and planning for his chief ambition—the present weekly, its size, typography, layout and features. Since the beginning of the 1924-1925 year as Editor-in-Chief he has planned the make-up of all issues, including the pictorial, and has been frequently commented on for his straightforward, constructive editorials. To Thomas B. Ryan goes the honor of having been on the staff of The Ram the longest of any individual yet to graduate from Fordham. Coming on as a cub-reporter in his Freshman year when the weekly was again re-started, he has served diligently ever since. In his Junior year lie became assistant Sports Editor and in 1924-1925 he acted in the capacity of Editor of his department. His column “Looking Them Over” attracted much favorable attention, and under his direction The Ram’s sporting page became one of the features of college journalism. Edward J. Hogan received the difficult assignment of “Feature Editor” and from his assiduous delving into old records came the “Story of Old Rose Hill.” He also conducted the “Who’s Who” column each week and Page 19Swrote a series of articles on the Jubilee Year that were both instructive and interesting J. Harold Eilert experienced little difficulty in claiming as his own the envied title “star reporter.” He was generally acknowledged the best writer on the staff, being by far the most versatile. News stories, interviews and humor (lowed with equal facility from his pen, his most noteworthy achievement being his interview with Professor Shields on the solar eclipse. Charles T. Reilly had the brain-wracking, grouch-producing task of Humor Editor and his success in this line was evidenced by the chuckles and guffaws that greeted his efforts. The indomitable J. Austin Murphy rounded out three years of active service by becoming Copy Editor in his Senior year. To him goes the credit of having paved the way for the "Old Rose Hill” series through the medium of his column “Whisperings” of the previous year. Vincent J. O’Shea as Associate Editor, Vincent Uihlein, William J. O’Connell and Leon J. Hernandez as members of the sport staff, and Hugh J. Grant as staff photographer all rendered indispensable service toward making the new Ram the success it has proved to be. But after all a great measure of this success must ultimately accrue to the Business Manager, for if the paper was not firmly established on a paying basis then it could not very well continue to run from the press. Joseph F. Dunn in this capacity was more than efficient, and so carefully did he manage his department that during 1023-1024 not a single inch of advertising had to be solicited! The out-going staff is inspired with confidence as to the future of The Ram. when it knows that it is leaving the fruits of its labors to such men as Arthur J. Taylor, ’26, who as Managing Editor during the past year has ever displayed the estimable qualities of ability, untiring effort and faithfulness; Arthur J. Daley, Charles T. Hannelly. Thomas P. Dooney and E. Vincent O’Brien. To them it wishes the success that their present efforts have already deserved. Page 199The Mimes and Muimers Godfrey P. Schmidt, ’25..............................President Robert Peters. ’26 Vice-President Joseph Fechteler, ’27..............................Secretary Robert N. Hose, ’26................................ Treasurer PAUL E. Tivnan, ’25............................ Stage, Manager John J. Manning, Jr., ’25.....................Business Manager Edward . Lyman, ’25 _ , ?......... Members of the Board of Directors James McCabe, 26 ; The "log” of the Mimes and Mummers during the first four years of the history of (he Class of ’25: November 9. 1921. “Dante”—being a reading from the Inferno. Page 200So early in our Freshman year that we’ve almost forgotten it. Henry Lawrence of L’Aiglon fame, was a majestic Virgil and William Meagher a noble Dante. Edward Lyman, John Hargrove and Godfrey Schmidt, making their first bow in college dramatics, represented ’25. December 12, 13 and 14th, 1921. “The Mistakes of a Night”—liy Oliver Goldsmith. We were just “Frcshics” then but we can never forget this truly enjoyable presentation of a clever comedy. How spirited and exasperalingly feminine was the portrayal of Dame Hardcastle by Michael Isaacs. Then there was the rollicking Lumpkin that Jack Maslerson gave us. We have never seen, before or since, a young man play a feminine role with quite the finish of "Oueenie” Sullivan in Kate Hardcastle. James Carroll as the finicky Squire and Walter Slattery as his most brainless and lackadaisical servant drew many a salvo of laughter. Joe Carroll’s massive stateliness made a rotund Stingo, the landlord. We had a roistering trio of tipplers and tavern loungers in Vincent McPeak, Charles Reilly and Bill O’Connor. Godfrey Schmidt was old Sir Charles and Sil Liddy was a very natural George Hastings. March 21st, 1922. “The First Annual Play Contest”—being six one-act plays written by the “Freshman Workshop” and produced in conjunction with the Mimes and Mummers. The playlets were: Page 201 McCOOEY MURPHY“His Father”.........by Godfrey Schmidt, ’25. “The Masterpiece”.....by Francis Walsh, ’25. “Heat” ..............by James Concagh, '25. “The Matchmaker” by Gordon Lamude, ’25. “Yellow” ...............by Paul Collins, ’25. “The Ace of Spades”...by Edward Lyman, ’25. The play prize was awarded to James Concagh, ’25. The prizes for acting were awarded to Michael Isaacs, ’22, and Joseph Waters, Prep. The “Freshman Workshop” was organized early in our Freshman year by some twenty-five members of ’25, under the inspiration and guidance of the indefatigable Mr. Robert I. Gannon. S. J. The plays of the first contest were adapted from various short stories. James Concagh’s gripping playlet was based on a story by Kenneth Perkins, “Conversion of Skipper Beige”. Particularly line acting was done by Joseph Waters as Fortunato in "His Father”, by Michael Isaacs as the paralytic Malthus; by William Sullivan as Mary. JOHN TAYLOR BREEN April 16th, 17th and 18th. 1923. “Allison’s Lad”—By Beula Maria Dix. “Henry VIII”—By Shakespeare. “Allison’s Lad” was given as a curtain raiser. James Carroll in the title role was genuinely moving and he was ably supported by Fred Finni-gan’s virile “Col. Strickland” and James McGeough’s downright “Drummond”. Godfrey Schmidt, Rob Rose and Ed. Grainger completed the cast. It was a considerably cut Henry VIII that was given, embracing chiefly the Wolsey scenes—but the artistic instinct of Mr. Gannon took care that the cuts were skillfully made. In the part of Wolsey, Richard O’Brien added fresh glory to his name as an actor. Jack Masterson was a Henry VIII of poise and brutality. Perhaps the most excellent and undoubtedly the most trying and difficult interpretation of the entire production was given us by Mark Crowley as Queen Katherine. Understudies to the leading parts of the two plays were given an opportunity to play publicly on the second night. They were Ed. Lyman as Allison’s Lad and Godfrey Schmidt as Wolsey. May 28th, 1923. “Second Annual Prize Play Contest”. Being live original one-act plays written by the "Playshop” and produced by the “Mimes Mummers”. “Noblesse Oblige”........................by Fred Finnigan, ’24. “Brothers”..............................by Edward Lyman, ’25. “Off Cadiz”............................by Edward McDevitt. ’26. “Coffee for Two”.........................by James McCabe, ’26. “The Amaranthine Weed”.................by Godfrey Schmidt, ’25. The play prize was awarded to Edward McDevitt. The prizes for acting were awarded to Godfrey Schmidt and Edward Lyman. “Off Cadiz” followed out the technique of the one-act play very accurately and it was superbly acted; especially must we commend Mark Puye 202MASTERSON AS ILOERHIM Rose and William O’Connor as “Fag The difficult Mrs. Malaprop seemed well played and well staged. Crowley’s playing in the part of Kate. In the “Amaranthine Weed”, Joe Waters played the part of Mara very well. Godfrey Schmidt and Ed Lyman were the only members of '25 playing in this contest—and each received a prize. December 10, 11 12, 1923. “The Rivals”—By Richard B. Sheridan. This was the first play given under the direction of our new Moderator, Mr. Edward Bunn, S.J., and with it our Sophomore dramatic year began auspiciously. In his characterization of Sir Anthony Absolute, we thought that James Car-roll was at his best, his forte. Jack Masterson’s “Bob Acres” was characteristically good; so was Fred Fin-nigan’s “Capt. Absolute”. As “David”. Walter Slattery was at his old trick of summoning smiles. Bob ” and “The Boy”, did their parts honor, easy to Dick O’Brien and so it went. March 12th, 1924. The Third Annual Prize Play Contest. The plays offered were: “The Date” ....by George Leonard ’27 “Jest”......by Godfrey Schmidt. ’25 “Boots” ....by James McCabe, ’26 “The Cobbler” by Pierre Marique. ’25. “The Other Road” by Fred Finnigan, ’24 “Pardon Me" by Francis Walsh, ’25 The Play Prize was awarded to Godfrey Schmidt. The prizes for acting were awarded to Louis Wolfo, ’26 and James Carroll, ’24. These contests are an institution at Fordham now and more than that they have inspired us to take the initiative in the foundation of an Intercollegiate One-Act Play Contest. finnegan as henri Paye 203“The Cobbler” by Pierre Marique was a charming little thing, full of unusual pathos and sentiment and Louis Wolfo emphasized its charm by his real and living picture of the old cobbler. November 25th. 1925. “The Fourth Annual One-Act Play Contest.” The plays were: “Sons” .......... by Charles Divincy, ’27. “The Flesh pots of Egypt” by Godfrey Schmidt, ’25. “The Gentleman” by George Leonard, ’27. "The Tryst”.........by James McCabe, ’26. “The Last Act”......by Francis Walsh, ’25. .................by John McGann. ’27. The Play Prize was awarded to John McGann and the prizes for acting to Godfrey Schmidt and Edward Lyman. In this contest three seniors appeared on the boards for the first time: John Barry Siefkin. Frank Lynch and John J. O’Brien and bv their performances they covered themselves with glory. Frank Walsh’s playlet presented a touching theme well handled and exceedingly well acted. Its setting was nothing if not unique. We had a touch of futurist and expressionist setting lighting and perhaps writing in “The Fleshpots of Egypt”. There was a Belasco realism about the setting of the “Tryst”, not a stark realism however, but a very beautiful one. The play itself was allegorical. John McGann gave us an ambitious play well plotted and written in "Outside Granada”. Though this be the last contest in which ’25 will play, we hope that '25 will see many more of these contests in the years to come. March 23, 24. 25 and 26, 1925. “Alberic, Archbishop of Ghent”—By Rev. Thomas B. Chetwood, S.J. We cannot refrain from a gesture of honest applause for John Taylor Breen, the director of this play. “It was he”, a reviewer wrote, “who conceived the pageantry of the court room scene and the last act .... who gave the .... lines of Alberic a loftier meaning and brought out all the dramatic possibilities in the character of Ilderhim.” Speaking of the Mimes and Mummers, a critic wrote “ . . . . their recent production of Father Chet wood's ‘Alberic, Archbishop of Ghent’ was as utterly removed in spirit and intent from the professional stage as it was removed from amateurishness by artistic excellence. Ford-ham is giving that amorphous entity, “College Dramatics”, a definite shape and form.” The staging of the play was a tangible tribute to Marie Marique, who designed the scenery and costumes and to Paul Tivnan who built and handled the scenic effects. MCGANN. AUTHOR OF OUTSIDE GRANADA “Outside Granada” Page 205The Glee Club BOARD OF DIRECTORS Joseph P. Dunn ’25 Chairman Rev. James T. G. Hayes, S. J. J. Austin Murphy ’25 Gabriel Liegey ’26 Robert Rose ’26 W. Kenneth Bailey Charles Murray ’26 Roland Miller ’26 Everett McCooey ’27 HI HE almost phenomenal rise of the Fordham Glee Club has become a by-word wherever Fordham men were to be found. In less than a twelvemonth after its first public appearance such merit had accrued to its performances as to warrant its admission to the National Intercollegiate Glee Club Contest. Fordham did not carry off the palm of victory from the scene of competition, but the men of Rose Hill performed in such a manner as would reflect only glory on the club and the university. Three causes can be noted as explaining such unbounded success; to wit: the untiring patience and devotion of Father Hayes, Moderator of the club; the undaunted energy and genius of Conductor W. Kenneth Bailey; finally, the almost peculiar willingness to work that has thus far characterized the members themselves. The club was organized in December, 1925. Numbered among the charter members were Joseph Dunn. John Hoey, Vincent McPcak. John Manning, Lewis McNamee. Robert Nash, and Austin Murphy, of ’25. On the first Board of Directors chosen were Messrs. Dunn and Murphy, who also served on the Constitutional Committee. An unique feature of the document drawn up by this latter committee is that of the entire management of the club in the hands of nine directors, chosen according to classes, and including the moderator and conductor. Having set in motion the wheels of svstematic management, rehearsals were inaugurated in preparation for the first concert, which was to be given on March 16, 1924. When that night finally arrived a packed Auditorium greeted the songsters. The program of Irish numbers, arranged thus as befitting the season, was enthusiastically received by the critical audience. To quote the Musical Courier, “Fordham is to be congratulated upon so excellent a beginning.” On the following night. March 17, the same program was given. A decided hit on both nights was “The Jaunting Car”, by George Gartlan. which was sung from manuscript by especial permission of the composer. On Saturday afternoon, April 26. the Glee Club entertained the Marquette Club, at the dansant held in the Plaza Hotel. A program of light numbers was given, after which dancing became the order. The apex of the year was reached on Friday evening. May 9, on which occasion Fordham presented its contribution to National Music Week from the stage at Aeolian Hall. Among the numbers which received especial recognition from the large audience were Hadley’s “Song of the Marching Men”, the Arcadelt-Damrosch arrangement of “Ave Maria”, and “A Plains- Page 207man’s Song”, by Bliss. Of the club the Herald-Tribune said, “The balancing parts and harmony singing was particularly excellent.” Two rather informal concerts concluded the club’s first year of singing. On the evening of Mav 26 the inmates of Sing Sing Prison were entertained by a light program of glees; and on the following Sunday. June 1, the club appeared at a memorial meeting in honor of Joyce Kilmer, at the City College Auditorium. In September, 1924, Conductor Bailey having been given notice of a strenuous year ahead, the club organized in readiness. Joseph Dunn was chosen chairman of the Board of Directors. New members from ’25 included Messrs. I'ihlein. Whalen, Randolph, Seifkin, Lyman, Gilmartin, and Eagan. These, together with several newly admitted underclassmen, brought the total membership to well over sixty. The first concert of the academic year was given on Sunday evening. December 7. at Werba’s Theater, Brooklyn. Several of Broadway’s brightest lights appeared on the program with the club, to aid in raising funds for brightening the Christmas of New York’s needy. A capacity house enthusiastically received the efforts of Fordham’s singers, who certainly outdid themselves in rendering such numbers as Schubert’s “Omnipotence” and the Arcadelt “Ave Maria”. The day following being the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a private matinee concert was given in the Auditorium to an audience composed of several metropolitan congregations of nuns. In keeping with the character of the audience the program rendered was of a rather elevated nature, being interspersed, however, with such light and invariably pleasing numbers as “Ma Little Banjo”, “Alexander”, “Old Black Joe” and “The Jaunting Car”. On Wednesday evening, December 10, the Glee Club appeared in the auditorium of the Ursuline Academy, the proceeds of the concert being donated to an endowment fund which the Academy was then raising. After the entertainment the entire club was received at supper by the faculty and several lay friends of the institution. The next appearance of the club was at Good Counsel College, White Plains. N. Y., on the night of February 24, 1925. Among the numbers which were especially well received were “The Jaunting Car", and “Come Again, Sweet Love”, which were sung by the Intercollegiate Group. After the program supper was served to the club, following which dancing was the order until midnight. Then came Lent. During all this time daily rehearsals were being held; the thirty men who were to be Fordham’s representatives in the Intercollegiate Contest were being carefully groomed by Mr. Bailey. Robert Nash was chosen by the director to be the student conductor in the contest. Finally, on Satin-day evening, March 7. some fourteen clubs, representing among others. Fordham. Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Penn State, Amherst, Wisconsin. and Missouri, met in Carnegie Hall to sing for the national col-legiate title. Fordham did not win, but. to judge from the thunderous applause which awarded its endeavors, the university finished not far from the top. We seek a rather gleeful solace in the mere fact of a club but one year old gaining admittance to the competition over the heads of several Eastern clubs many moons older in experience The “Fordham Marching Song”, the lyrics of which were written by James McCabe, ’26, Pnf e 2OSand the music by James Brcslin, ’27. was sung: for the first time on this occasion. Barely a week following, on Sunday afternoon, March 15, the Glee Club gave a program of Irish songs at Cathedral College Auditorium for (lie benefit of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Auxiliary Bishop Dunn presided at this affair, which was a huge success musically and financially. At the invitation of the Marquette Club, the Glee Club attended the St. Patrick’s Ball which that organization gave on the evening of March 17 at the Ritz Carlton. At eight-thirty a light program of Irish numbers and glees was given. At the conclusion of the program the ball commenced, being interrupted at midnight by the serving of an elaborate supper. The Fordham club was the subject of very sincere praise from the officials of the Marquette Club upon the conduct and ability of its members. Thus far the record of the Fordham Glee Club is retrospect. The future is studded with even greater triumphs. These, however, lying beyond the scope of this account, can only be forecasted. During the Easter holidays, from April 8 to 20. a tour will be taken, including appearances in Scranton, Pa., Baltimore, Washington, and one or two smaller cities. On April 21 the club will sing at the annual Charity Ball at Norwalk, Conn.; Thursday evening, April 23, they will sing for the Newman Clubs of Columbia. N. Y. U., and Hunter Coilege. A trip to St. Elizabeth’s College will be taken on Monday, April 27. It is expected that the season will end on Friday evening. May 8. when the annual Music Week Concert will be given at Town Hall, although in all probability one or two appearances of lesser import will follow. Fordham has a host of reasons for which to be proud of its Glee Club. The future can only appear in roseate hue, with Kenneth Bailey at the helm and Father Hayes urging onward whenever footsteps lag wearily. Pu re 209 W. KENNETH BAILEYThe Council of Debate Edward J. Hogan Edmund C. Burke Gerard Tobin Vincent Uihlein Thomas K. Flynn. Thomas Dooney .... ....President Vice-President .....Secretary ....Treasurer ........Censor .....Historia n UILT on foundations laid by one of Fordham’s most illustrious figures, General Martin T. McMahon, the Council of Debate and its forerunners have carried vigorously on for seventy-one years, their purpose to “accustom 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.” Rising and falling to heights of achievement and depths of depression the graph of the days that now are history tells the story of the past, a story of success and failure. When, in its generation, the Class of 1925 took its place beside forensic predecessors it was with the determination, here as in every other activity, to cherish tradition and to foster progress, to keep faith with those that went before and to leave something of its own for the future. Now Page 2ioour day is done and its dullness or luster must be proclaimed by critics less partial than we. Back in Freshman times, when the Council convened in the Wool-worth Building, members of the class, properly awed but active, took a prominent part in proceedings. A freshman team composed of John Gilson, Edward J. Hogan, Jr., and John E. McAniff won two unanimous decisions, one over the N. Y. U. School of Commerce Freshmen, the other over the yearlings from Columbia. Thomas A. Egan was the hero of the latter event for on the illness of one of the regulars and John F. Grady the alternate, he saved the situation after only a few hours preparation. On the Junior-varsity team that met the representatives of the U. of P. in Philadelphia John E. McAniff was second speaker. In those days, loo, Lecture Groups were in full swing and in these the Freshmen played active roles. Then followed two years in which Boston College, St. Joseph’s and Holy Cross were the opponents. Edmund C. Burke, McAniff and Hogan contributed greatly to the successes of the Varsity. In 1924 the Oratorical Contest was won by Francis A. Fullam ’27, with Edward J. Hogan, Jr., in second place. Election of officers for the current year left Mr. Hogan, president; Mr. Burke, vice-president; J. Gerard Tobin ’20, secretary; Vincent P. Uihlein, treasurer, and Thomas K. Flynn, censor. Most active of all four years has been the last. Mr. Burke and the others of the Contest Committee, Charles T. Murphy ’26, and John A. McGann ’27, have been most energetic in arranging interesting events. Messrs. Murphy, ’26. Burke and Hogan, with John McAniff as alternate, avenged a defeat of two years ago by winning an unanimous decision over Holy Cross. As we go to press the same team is preparing to meet the University of Vermont and Oregon State Agricultural College. A Junior-varsity aggregation, composed of John A. McGann ’27. Gervase J. Coxen ’26, and Joseph F. Fechteler ’27. is about to meet the Manhattanites and a team of Sophomores, McGann, Fechteler, Francis A. Fullam and Thomas F. Gallagher, alternate, are preparing for the Sophomores of Boston College. A notable improvement was the formation of the Freshman Forum with fifty active members who are set for contests with N. Y. U. and Boston College Frosh. Lecture Groups have been reorganized, Edmund C. Burke, Thomas K. Flynn. Edward J. Hogan. Jr.. John J. Manning and John E. McAniff being among the leaders in that field. Four contests in public speaking are on the calendar. The Annual Fordham Oratorical Contest, the Intercollegiate Extempore Oratorical Contest run by the Contest Committee of the Council for the Oral English Department, the National Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest in which Fordham is also a contestant and the Interscholastic Contest for Catholic High Schools of the city under the auspices of the Council have given Fordham debating activity a scope never before conceived. To Father James A. Taaffe, S. J., Moderator for the past two years and coach for the past three, is due no small meed of praise. His policy of leaving the management of affairs of the Council to student members whenever possible, aiding with encouragement and advice and active assistance, has borne fruit in a stimulation of the initiative of members that has brought into being the advances of the past year. Page 211The Mendel Club Angelo B. Sellaro Joseph Boyle .... . James Brown ..... Michael Agolia ... Antonio Capkio... .....President Vice-President .....Secretary ....T reasurer .....Librarian N every branch of learning students have always elected to band together with members of their own special field, with whom they could discuss the various topics of interest to themselves and their fellows, and, if possible, increase the extent of knowledge of their chosen profession. In the formation of the Mendel Club not only the scientific but also the social side of the organization was considered. From the start it has been the Club’s aim to unite the practical with the pleasurable. When the question of a suitable name for the organization arose, no more fitting one than that of Abbot Gregor Mendel could be offered. Moreover, at the conception of the Club, the question of evolution was being debated and the Abbot was the first to illustrate in the garden of his Austrian monastery his now generally accepted Theory of Evolution. Page 212Each week the Mendel Club meets and at these meetings the social and business necessities of the organizations are discussed, scientific papers on pertinent subjects are read and extracts from foreign journals and bulletins are explained. Very often, some of the most renowned men in the profession give the benefit of their years of study in lectures at the Mendel Club meetings. The Reverend Director, Father Assmuth, S. J.. and the Vice-Director, Mr. M. T. Crowley, deliver most interesting lectures on present day topics dealing with research and scientific material. The Mendel Club is is indeed fortunate this year in having as its Director the Reverend Father Assmuth since he is a man of wide experience and an authority on the subject of ants. He and Mr. Crowley are most generous with their time in fostering the spirit of the individual research among the members of the Mendel Club. In September, 1923, The Mendel Club received from the former Ford-ham Medical School their entire collection of books, thus increasing the number of volumes to about two thousand. Not only are the works of the modern Masters of Medicine and Surgery in this library, but there are also included some vew old and exceedingly rare books, several of them written in Latin more than four centuries ago. The Mendel Club may well be proud of its incomparable library. Tt is the policy of the society to issue a bulletin each year. This bulletin comprises original research works of the student, it is his own work. Various phases of biology on kindred topics are written, after much care and time is extended to perfect them. In this manner, each member becomes adept in research matters; he learns the method by actual experience. His biological horizon is thus broadened by contact with the works of the medical authorities of the country. This contact is an invaluable aid to the embryonic medical student; his originality is sharpened, his perception quickened. A smoker entertainment was given by the Club with great success, both social and financial. All the work was done, and very crieditably too, by the members. This smoker brought forth much hidden talent of the Club, from the business management to the Mummers parts. Versatility appears to be the keynote of the organization. This versatility is apparent in each of the members and it is our hope that in future years they may gain as much success in the medical field as they have in the biological. Pa jc 21SThe Harvester Club Francis A. Walsii...............................President Arthur J. Daly.............................Vice-President Anthony E. Dupraz ..............................Secretary HE aim of this organization is the furtherance of interest in the Foreign Missions, especially among the grammar and high school pupils of the city, and. as far as it is able, to raise funds for their maintenance. To accomplish the former, members of the club visit the various Catholic schools in the diocese twice a year and give short talks to the students on the Missions, their aims, the difficulties they are laboring under, and the work they are doing. In providing funds for the Missions, the Harvesters use as the chief source of revenue a tea dance held jointly—and here is the beauty of the plan—by Fordham, and no less than four colleges of the fair sex—New Rochelle, Mt. St. Vincent. Marymount, and Manhattanville. Under such conditions, said dansant has never failed to be a great social and financial success. Page 2HFord ham Conference, St. Vincent de Paul Society Walter Slattery Ralph Doran..... Richard Marion .... Vincent MePeak . William O’Connor .....President Vice-President .....Secretary ....Treasurer ....Lib ear ia n NDER the tactful guidance of the Reverend Terence J. Boyle. S. J., the college Conference enjoyed a most successful year. Walter M. Slattery, in the oflice of President, set a worthy example to the other members of the society in the carrying out of the work assigned to it. Teaching catechism at the House of Refuge at Randall’s Island is the most important and most regular task undertaken by the Conference. At Fordham Hospital, the Home for Incurables, the Cancer Hospital, and at other similar institutions, the work of charity was carried on. and the many letters of appreciation from the organizations that had been served were an inspiration to renewed effort by all the members of the society. Page 215Fordliam Press Club Harold Eilert ’25 Frank I. Howley ’27 William J. O’Connell ’25 Thomas B. Ryan ’25 Roland Miller ’26 ORDHAM’S Press Club is perhaps the smallest organization on the campus in point of membership but one of the greatest in deeds achieved for Alma Mater. Its purpose is to foster Ford-ham’s interests via the publicity route of all the Metropolitan papers. Each member of the club is assigned to a certain group of New York dailies and it is this member’s business to keep the Maroon’s activities in sports, dramatics and other events before the eye of Mr. New Yorker through the medium of his favorite newspaper. Harold Eilert has covered general news events at the University for all the New York papers during the past year; Tom Ryan’s sport stories have graced the pages of the New York Herald-Tribune, World and American; Bill O'Connell has written some interesting sport shorts for the Evening Post, Evening Sun and Mail: Roland Miller has kept the residents of Brooklyn informed on the Maroon’s sport doings in the Brooklyn Eagle, and Frank Howley’s graphic description of diamond and gridiron has featured the pages of that august newspaper, the New York Times. Pagr 210Parthenian Sodality Vincent McPeak First Prefect Joseph Dunn Second Prefect Joseph Carroll Third Prefect Walter Slattery Secretary William O’Connor Russell O’Malley Acolytes Day Students1 Sodality Francis A. Walsh First Prefect Edmund C. Burke Second Prefect William B. Rogan Third Prefect Edward B. Lyman Sacristan Page 217THE ORCHESTRA THE COLLEGE BANDBOOK FOURA. A. Officers Team ManagersWARD WEBER KELLEHER GARGAN COFFEY CHEER LEADERSFootball Brennan (1), Cai t. Fitzgerald (3) Bill (2) Malone Howley Lamiide, Rgr. Baseball Me Peak (3) Malone (3) O’Connor. Mgr. Basketball McMahon. Mgr. President A. A. Collins Cheerleaders Herman Leddy Track Tennis Reilly. C« ..X-Country Walsh (4), Capt. Meany Uiiilein, Mgr. Barrett Collins Braue McCabe. Mgr. Page 22-1Coach ........ Line Coach ... Captain ...... Acting Captain. Manager ...... J. Frank Gargan ’09 .....William Ward Raymond Smead ’25 ..Paul P. Brennan ....C. Gordon Lamude N inspired 9-6 victory over Georgetown at the Polo Grounds in the season’s final game gave the Varsity its most successful season in five years. The Maroon eleven won six out of eight starts and rolled up 148 points as against 50 for its opponents. Earl Graham, the Varsity’s brainy field general and halfback extraordinary was the team’s leading point scorer, with forty-seven markers to his credit. “Zev” ranked twelfth among the leading point makers in the East. In his total were included five touchdowns, two field goals and eleven drop kicks for points after touchdown. The team’s second high scorer was Jim Zakszewski, the 185-pound interference man and hard plunging fullback. The giant backfield luminary accounted for thirty points with five touchdowns. Zack played an unspectacular part most of the time, furnishing the interference which made possible the brilliance that was Graham’s. However he came in for his share of the glory on the receiver’s end of the forward pass. Against N. V. U. he went over the goal line on two occasions after catching forwards. Frank Gargan’s machine started the season well with victories over the Seventh Regiment team. 21-0, and Manhattan College, 34-6, hut was unable to cope with the powerful Boston College eleven. Major Cav-anagh’s team already in midseason form, ran roughshod to a 28-0 triumph at Brave’s Field. The following week the Varsity once more returned to the win column with a 26-0 victory over a sturdy St. Stephen’s outfit and then came the most stirring battle of the season: the clash with Cleo O’Donnell’s Holy Cross eleven at Worcester. The Purple, defeated only by Harvard was an overwhelming favorite to win but Fordham surprised evervonc bv holding the powerful Holy Page 225Cross team scoreless for over three periods. The Maroon continued its remarkable defense through the fourth quarter only to lose in the last two minutes of play. From that game on, the Maroon-jcrseyed warriors continued to improve until they closed the season in a blaze of glory against Georgetown. Capt. Ray Smead suffered a broken bone in the knee in the Worcester battle, and to fill his place Paul Brennan, veteran center, was selected. The choice was a happy one. Adam’s red hair, in the thick of the every scrimmage, was an inspiration to even the rooters in the stands and his experience was invaluable in backing up the team in critical spots. Against N. Y. U Gargan’s team was unbeatable and chalked up a 27-0 victory in revenge for the 20-0 defeat of the year before. The Varsity continued its brilliancy against Hal Parker’s City College eleven. Showing a highly developed aerial attack, the Maroon rolled along to an easy 31-0 victory. Fordham took the field for the season final with the odds decidedly against her. Georgetown was a 7-5 favorite, the Maroon attack was slowed up by a muddy field but worst of all Coach Frank Gargan had been taken to the hospital with appendicitis. In spite of all this the Maroon rose to supreme heights with a 9-6 triumph, the first in five years over her ancient rival. The greatness of Graham, who scored all the points, was responsible for the victory. At the end of the season the Varsity was a fast, smooth running machine. Tt possessed a spectacular running attack and a deceptive forward passing game. The defense, due to the great work of Bill Ward, was able to take care of any sort of attack and more than hold its own. To close the most successful season in five years in a fitting way, the football men were feted with a dinner at the Biltmore. Letters and gold footballs were awarded to C. Gordon La Mude, Manager: Jim Zakszewski, Jim Manning. Thomas Malone. John Slane. William Woerner, Earl Graham, Ralph Buckley, William Howley, backs; Burt Bruce, Ray Smead, Gabriel Obester, guards; Joe Bill. Frank Bis-sell, tackles; Thomas Leary, Gerald Fitzgerald, Ralph Stanford, ends; Paul Brennan, Art Stevenson, centers. Silver footballs were given to Bill Feaster, Fred Ris-scll. Mike Dunn, Joe Dunn, D. Roberts, Devaney, Delaney, Marcotte. De Lucia. In recognition of his consistently splendid playing for the past three years, James (Buck) Manning was elected to lead the eleven in 1925. Fordham 21—Seventh Regiment 0 The Varsity eleven started its 1924 fall campaign auspiciously bv easily outpointing the Seventh Regiment team. 21-0, at Fordham P'ield. Gargan’s Ma- • 1 SMEAD GARGAN Page 226roon warriors outclassed the soldier team, making ten first downs to two, both of which were the result of penalties. The game was featured by a forty-five yard run by Ralph Buckley. The Meriden flash playing his first game for Fordham started his career in great fashion by tearing around end for forty-five yards and a touchdown, his first play in the Maroon uniform. "Zev” Graham, Ford ham’s speed king, also played a spectacular game at quarter. Earl, who was used at half last season, proved a brainy field general besides a corking ball carrier. Graham accounted for one of Fordham’s touchdowns. The Maroon score was kept down by frequent substitutions during the encounter. Frank Gargan, the head coach, used no less than three teams, giving every one of his men a chance to show his ability under fire. The playing of the seconds was one of the most pleasing aspects of the game. A well nigh perfect defense featured the Maroon play. Only two first downs were registered by the guardsmen, both coming in the third quarter on account of offside penalties. The Fordham goal line was never threatened. BRENNAN Fordham 34—Manhattan College 6 Manhattan College proved an easy prey to the Varsity attack and the Maroon eleven had no trouble hanging up victory number two. The score was 34-G; the place Fordham Field; the cast Fordham and Manhattan football players, rooters, innocent bystanders, etc., etc., Johnny Slane was the particular light of the battle, scoring two touchdowns and staging a brilliant fifty yard run in the final period. Tom Malone, Earl Graham and Jim Zackzewski were the other star performers, each contributing a touchdown to the Varsity total. The Green and White was outclassed in everything but luck. Although unable to gain a single first down the visitors put over a touchdown late in the fourth quarter when Marshall scooped up Lenihan’s fumble and dashed forty yards across the goal line. The Varsity scored in the first few minutes of play. A march down field in which Buckley, Woerner and Graham did the marching, carried the ball to the fi e yard line. "Zev” then took it over. Slane accounted for the second tally after the pigskin had been put in scoring position in the second period. Malone’s touchdown completed the scoring in the first half. Slane and Zack crossed the line in the second half. Frank Gargan continued his policy of giving everyone a chance by making frequent substitutions throughout the contest. Page 227Graham goes over—Manhattan game Fordham 0—Boston College 28 With only two easy games under its belt, the Varsity journeyed to Boston to try the impossible, an early season victory over Major Cavanaugh’s powerful Boston College team. The game, played at Brave’s Field on October 13th, resulted in a 28-0 triumph for the B. C. eleven. The Hub machine with four strong backfield men and no brakes skidded through the Maroon for four touchdowns and held Gargan’s team in check throughout the encounter. Making good use of their advantage in weight the Maroon and Gold backfield stars stuck to straight football, constantly pounding away at the light Fordham defenses. Fumbling, however, played its part in defeating the Varsity. The alertness of O’Brien, Boston left tackle, enabled B. C. to make its first score. A punting duel between “Chuck” Darling and Earl Graham gave the Maroon the ball on its fifteen yard line. A bad pass from center was fumbled by Graham and O’Brien scooped up the pigskin, taking it over for the first touchdown. YV. Cronin scored twice for Boston College in the second period, both times being selected to cross the line after steady marches down-field had put the ball in scoring position. “Plaster” Ward added the fourth tally in the last period after another parade had been made through the Maroon team. Foniham 26—St. Stephen’s 0 Following its defeat by Boston college, the Maroon snapped back into winning form and handed St. Stephen’s a 26-0 coat of whitewash at Page 228Fordham Field. Fordham outclassed the Annandalers, registering ten first downs to none. In winning, the Varsity showed more than it did in any of its previous games, bringing to light a well rounded attack and a successful aerial game. Six forward passes were tried and three were completed. Defensively the eleven was all that could be wished for. Line plunges stopped when they hit the first defense; there was no getting around Fitzgerald and Stanford for end runs and in the overhead game St. Stephen’s completed only two of ten passes. On the offensive Graham was great, showing the first signs of the spectacular playing ability that was to win him recognition as one of the best backs in Metropolitan circles. “Zev” did the triple threat stuff but specialized in broken field runs. On three occasions the second “Fordham Flash” came through with sprints of nearly forty yards. An intercepted pass started Graham on his first mad dash of thirty-five yards; an end run for a like distance was his second biIt of brilliancy. “Zev’s” third sprint was for forty yards after catching one of Noble’s punts. Graham was the first to break into the score column for the Maroon, taking the ball over for a touchdown early in the first period. Woer-ner tallied in the third stanza and again in the fourth. Zack scored the last touchdown of the game. Fordham 0—Holy Cross 13 Playing an inspired game against the powerful and experienced Holy Cross eleven, the Varsity stood off the Purple advances for three periods and thirteen minutes of the fourth only to lose to the YVorcesterites. 1 1-0 mr i Graham ( eta one off—Boston Collcf e hook Pane 22,9in the final minute of play. The game was played in the Purple bailwick and about two hundred Fordham-ites made the trip to Worcester to see what was probably the greatest exhibition of football in the history of Maroon elevens. A miraculous forward pass in the final minute of play was needed to turn the tide against the hard lighting Fordham team. The break came when Wise tossed the pigskin to McMahon who raced thirty-five yards across the goal line for the first score of the game. The pass covered fifty yards in all and was only the third completed by the Purple during the afternoon. The second touchdown came within the next few seconds and was the result of a desperate attempt to snach victory from defeat. Receiving the ball deep in its own territory on the kickoff, the Varsity at-temptd a pass which was blocked, intercepted and carried across the line for a tally. Before the battle, Fordham was not given even an outside chance of winning but the fight, grit and the gameness displayed by the Maroon warriors played a big role in the game. The light Ward-developed line proved an insurmountable barrier to the Holy Cross advances. Only six first downs were scored by the Purple. After the game people talked of little else but the Maroon spirit. The victory won by Holy Cross was overshadowed by the Maroon stand. BILL Fordham 27—N. Y. U. 0 Living up to their form displayed against Holy Cross and showing much more power on the attack, the Fordham football warriors completely outplayed the N. Y. U. eleven, 27-0, at the Yankee Stadium, amply avenging the defeat of the previous year. “Zev” Graham ran wild throughout the game, his playing being the best seen on any local gridiron during the season. Graham scored one touchdown and was instrumental in making the other three possible. Although the margin of victory was four touchdowns, the superiority of the Maroon over the Violet was far greater. During the game the Varsity chalked up fifteen first downs while N. Y. U. was getting three. Gargan’s eleven outrushed its opponents, three hundred yards to a scant twenty-five. In running back punts, the margin was two hundred and fifty yards for Fordham. to fifteen for N. Y. U. Gallant work by the Violet within the twenty yard line kept down the score. Graham, Manning and Woerner were the ground gaining stars for Fordham, hitting the line steadily and advancing all the time. Manning and Zakszewski combined to put over a forward pass attack in great, style, gaining two touchdown via this method. Zack MALONE Page 2J0carried the ball over on both occasions. “Dutch” Woerner, whose splendid work was outshone by Graham’s, scored the last touchdown on a fifteen yard dash through center after he and Manning had brought the ball to tallying position. Fordham 31—City College 0 The Varsity won its second victory at the expense of the Metropolitan colleges bv racing to an impressive 31-0 win over City College at the Lewishon Stadium. In winning Frank Gargan’s forces flashed its strongest aerial attack of the year, three of its four touchdowns being made through the air. Fordham made fourteen first downs to the Lavender’s eleven but nevertheless completely outclassed the City College aggregation. The Maroon players made use of all forms of scoring in totaling up their thirty-one points, tallying four touchdowns, a field goal, a safety and two points after goal. On the other hand Coach Parker’s outfit advanced within the twenty yard line once and were unable to score at all. “Zev” Graham, Fordham’s greatest since Frankie Frisch, once more proved himself a capable triple threat man. Earl’s accurate passing was one of the main reasons for the success of the aerial attack, five of the seven being completed for an approximate advance of one hundred yards. The sensational little field general started the day’s scoring by booting a field goal after the Varsity backs had carried the ball down the field in the opening quarter. The eleven scored in every period but the third. Two touchdowns, both the result of forward passes hurled by Graham, and a safety, were Fordham’s toll in the second period. Manning and Stanford were the scorers. Buckely added a touchdown in the final canto on a forward from Manning. Delaney crashed the line for the last tally after Slane’s thirty yard run had put the ball on the one yard line. Fordham 9—Georgetown 6 The Varsity ended the season in a blaze of glory by triumphing over the strong Georgetown eleven. 9-6, in a stirring battle at the Polo Grounds. “Zev” Graham continued his great playing and accounted for all the Maroon points. Fordham’s eleven entered the game severely handicapped by the fact that Frank Gargan, the coach. HOWLEY FITZGERALD Paf e 231was in the hospital convalescing from an attack of appendicitis. In addition, the gridiron was water-soaked from the rain which ceased to fall only an hour before game time, and so it slowed up the light Maroon eleven and added strength to the heavy Georgetown team. Georgetown brought to the Polo Grounds one of the strongest lines in the country, and in the 280 pound Connaughton, the country’s biggest player. In spite of this the Maroon eleven played rings around the Blue and Gray and deserved to win by a larger score. Twice touchdowns were lost when Graham slipped in the mud within five yards of the goal line and no one near him. “Zev” tallied early in the opening quarter on a line buck after he had made a spectacular forty-four yard dash through the slippery mud to downed within four yards of a touchdown. The score was tied by Gaffev in the next period but Graham gave Fordham the victory with a pretty fifteen yard drop kick from the side of the field in the final. Fordham outplayed Georgetown, eleven first downs to five, making 200 yards on rushes to 75 for the visitors. Graham added to his glory by outpunting Eddie Brooks, heralded as the greatest kicker in the Fast. "Zev" gets going—A V. U. gameFordham 21; Seventh Regiment . . 0 Fordham 34; Manhattan 6 Fordham 0; Boston .28 Fordham 20; St. Stephen’s . 0 Fordham 0; Holv Cross . 13 Fordham 27; N. Y. U 0 Fordham 31: C. C. N. Y. 0 Fordham 0; Georgetown 6 Manning goes through tackle—Georgetown game Page 233James Manning ...................... Captain Edward Kelleher .......................Coach Daniel McMahon ......................Manager HE Varsity Basketball team of the season of 1924-1925 was the best to represent the Maroon since the adoption of the court game at Fordham. And more, it was without a peer in the intercollegiate world, having lost but one game in sixteen starts and establishing a record of thirteen straight victories. When the team journeyed to Cathedral College for the first game every man was in perfect shape and Cathedral bowed before the onslaught of a well drilled machine. A few days later the Fordham quintet gave evidence of their real strength by travelling to New Haven and handing Yale the worst beating she has ever received. The sons of Eli scored but one point, and that from a free toss, in the second half and when the final whistle sounded the Maroon was on the long end of a 31-8 score. After a rest of three weeks the Varsity took the floor against the Seventh Regiment five and were victorious 33-21, after outseoring the soldiers 20-2 in the second half. On January 16, Boston College and Fordham opened the new Gym and the initial game augured well for the future of Fordham on her home court, as the Maroon snowed under the Maroon and Gold to the tune of 46-16. Following Page 2J5this, (he five entertained Swarthmore and again were victors, 28-10, but only after the Little Quakers had thrown a scare into Fordham rooters, the score at half time being 9-8 in favor of the Pennsylvanians. Next came the Crescent A. C. game and all Fordham awaited the result of this decisive struggle. The Varsity finally emerged victorious as a result of Johnny White’s unerring toss from the floor a few seconds before the end. Captain Jim Manning was forced to leave the game because of an injured finger, but later returned to lead his teammates to a 20-24 victory. Coming back to their own bailiwick. Fordham defeated Holy Cross 23-10. The contest was hard fought by both teams, but the issue was never in doubt. A week later Fordham invaded West Point’s own battle ground and repeated their early season achievement at New Haven by running up a larger score against the Cadets than had ever been done before, and the score, 51-28 shows the whirlwind nature of the Maroon attack Captain Manning’s exceptional guarding, Cavanagh’s floor work and Zack’s six baskets were the outstanding features of this glorious victory over the Cadets. The next week saw the departure of Fordham’s unbeaten team seeking new fields of glory below the Mason and Dixon line. The U. S. Naval Academy was the first victim, but not as easy a one as its brother Academy, and it was only after a hard battle that Fordham kept its record intact., Zack’s two field goals in the closing minutes turning the trick. Delaware made a feeble attempt to bring our string of conquests to an end. and the final count was Fordham 50, Delaware 19. Although playing center instead of his usual position of forward, Vinny C’avanagh continued to star and along with Zack was the high scorer of (he Delaware rout. Our ancient rivals, Georgetown, came next on the list and the Varsity continued on its merry way by winning 22-15. Cavanagh’s all around playing again featured. The victory over Loyola at Baltimore brought with it the Catholic Championship and closed a most successful invasion of the South. This last game was the closest of all. With the count 20-19 in favor of the southerners. Zackzewski. whose playing throughout was nothing short of marvelous, tossed a basket from beyond the foul line and what seemed certain defeat was turned into victory. The Maroon squad returned from the trip on Sunday, February 15, and Penn Station was rent with the cheers of most of the student body who had gathered there to welcome their conquering heroes. With but four games to play, the thought of a spotless record was in every mind and these hopes mounted higher when the Maroon clad warriors journeyed to South Bethlehem and broke Lehigh’s nine game streak by a score of 37-24. Returning to their home court, the Varsity encountered the fast City College five and to the consternation of a capacity audience the colors of Fordham were lowered for the first time. Outscoring their opponents from the floor, the Varsity failed in their attempts from the foul line and the final gun saw C. C. N. Y. leading by the scant margin of three points. With the odds against them, the City College team completely upset the dope by Page 2- 6winning 20-17. It was the unhappy lot of N. Y. U. to meet the Maroon after its only defeat and as the score. 47-21, indicates, the Varsity merely ran away from them. Cavanagh got seven goals from the field and White garnered four from the tield and four from the foul line. Five days later Fordham closed its season with an exciting win over Manhattan College. From the outset it was seen that the Manhattan quintet was determined to give their all in an effort to win, hut the smooth working of the Varsity machine and the spectacular playing of Vinny Cavanagh, who was wearing the colors of Fordham for the last time offset the aggressiveness of the visitors and the Varsity won 30-23. With a team composed mostly of veterans, the student body looked for a good season but few. if any, pictured it as successful as the records show. The wisdom of Coach Kellcher in spending extra time in the development of two capable teams is now evident, and in the words of the coach himself, the so-called second team was the equal of most college teams in the country. Only twice did the second team leave the floor with its opponents in the lead. As regards the members of the first string quintet, they were champions in every sense of the word and we take the opportunity to congratulate them on their brilliant success and on the high ideals which led them to give up everything for one end. Every man was a star himself, but never did one man play for individual honors, and the team work of these five luminaries was beautiful to see and it always brought about the desired results. The friendly and unselfish spirit existing among the members of the entire squad is a tribute to the ability of their coach and their sportsmanlike conduct on the court is reflective of his character. Captain Manning has already been re-elected to lead next year’s team for which will also be available White, Zackscwski and Rohan of the first team and every member of the second five—Schneider, O’Neill. Delaney. Leary, and McMahon. With such material in sight we can look forward to an even greater team and season next year. Puye HJ71924 Jack Garrity ........Captain Jack Coffey............Coach Charles O’Neill......Manager 1925 Michael Dunn..........Captain Jack Coffey ............Coach William R. O'Connor Manager HIRTEEN victories in nineteen starts was the fine record which the Varsity made in the 1924 season. In piling up its winning record the nine defeated some of the strongest teams in the country. New York University, Dartmouth. Army, Crescent A. C., Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania were some of its victims. The fine results of the season were due in a great part to the coaching of Jack Coffey, rated as the best college mentor in the country. The signing of Coffey at the beginning of the year presaged the success of the team. He was in 1909 captain of the championship baseball team at Ford-ham and the greatest college shortshop of the year and the following year, while a senior he coached the Maroon team that won seventeen of its twenty-one games. He was signed by the Boston Braves after graduating. He also coached Fordham teams in 1912-3-4, turning out successful teams each year. At the season’s beginning prospects were none too bright but Coffey took hold and worked some of his own spirit into the men and developed a snappy combination. The brilliant pitching of Johnny Dwyer was one of the main reasons for the Maroon’s success. In his first year as a college hurler, Dwyer won seven games and lost three, putting in the win column some of Fordham’s most important games—Rutgers, Dartmouth, Muhlen-burg, Army, Boston College and New York University twice. The Varsity lost only four of its important contests, and the other two coming more in the nature of upsets. In the latter class were the losses to Washington and Lee and N. Y. A. C. Two of Fordham’s conquerors came Page 239from the “Big Three”—Vale and Princeton. Holy Cross and Vermont were the others who took the measure of Coffey's men. New York University, the only team with which the Varsity played a home and home series, was beaten on both occasions, the first game resulting in a 4-1 victory for the Fordham hosts, while the second meeting developed into a slugfest from which the Maroon came out ahead by a 13-8 score. These triumphs were especially noteworthy in view of the fact that the Violet was beaten on only one other occasion, Williams College performing that operation. The New York team was ranked as one of the most powerful in the East and was the best in the history of baseball at the Hall of Fame-college. The opening game of the season resulted in a heartbreaking defeat by Yale at New Haven. 4-2. Joe White started on the mound but was driven to shelter in the third inning when tin Eli batsmen sent four runs across the plate. Johnny Dwyer replaced him, and pitching his first game for Fordham. held the opposition to two hits for the remainder of the game. The Maroon was unable to solve the delivery of Pond and Eno for more than two markers. St. Francis at Fordham Field was the next opponent and the Maroon batsmen held a field day at the expense of the Brooklynites, beating them by a 12-0 score. The game was played in a steady rain. Vanderbach, Schneider and Sheerin alternated on the mound for Fordham and held the St. Francis team to two hits, both of which were garnered by Gillespie, the opposing pitcher. The Maroon had greater difficulty than was expected in its next game but a seventh inning rally put across two runs, enough to beat Rutgers 2-1. Wolff, the Scarlet pitcher, allowed only three hits while Dwyer gave five. Tex Landry’s line drive to left field with the bases loaded in the lucky seventh won the pitcher’s duel for the Varsity. Brooklyn Poly was the next to throw a scare into Fordham, lasting for eleven innings before being downed 7-6. Tex Landry, for the second time in three days, assumed the hero’s role by driving in the winning counter. After winning three straight, Fordham lost for the second time when Tom Keady brought his Vermont team to town. The visitors won 7-0. Fogg, the big Vermont hurler, held the Varsity to two scattered hits while the Green Mountain men had no difficulty in solving the deliveries of White and Dwyer, though the latter had only one bad inning, when five runs were scored on him. largely through poor support. Fordham once more broke into the winning column by scoring an easy victory over the Seventh Regiment team. 18-2. The Maroon hitters smashed out fourteen hits and were aided around the bases by twelve errors DUKN COFFEY «£ «’ J.',0by the Guardsmen. The next victim was the Dartmouth nine, which lost a 6-4 decision to the Maroon at Fordham Field. Once again Tex Landry and the lucky seventh won the game. The team played an uphill battle. trailing 2-3 until the seventh, when Meehan, the Green hurler, lost control and forced in the tying run. Landry’s single sent in two more and gave Fordham the game. The Maroon’s next triumph was a 6-5 win over U. of P. at Franklin Field, breaking the Red and Blue’s streak of six straight. The Varsity was outbatted nine hits to six but won out through the wildness of the Fcnn hurlcrs. who gave out eleven passes. “Zev” Graham. with three hits, half the Fordham totai, was the batting star of the day. Notwithstanding its great showing against Dartmouth and Pennsylvania the Varsity was not equal to the task of beating Holy Cross and suffered a 9-0 whitewashing at the hands of the Worccstcrites at Fitton Field. Ownev Carroll, the best pitcher in college baseball. held the Varsity to five bingles while his team-mates were making twelve. Sharp fielding by the Purple keot the Maroon away from the plate. Returning to Fordham Field the nine took the Lehigh aggregation into camp by a 3-2 margin. Rain caused the game to be called in the 8th inning after Lehigh had tied the count, but the score reverted to the 7th and the Maroon was returned the winner. Gene O’Donenll and Dubois staged a pitcher’s battle, the latter allowing only four hits, while O’Donnell was nicked for eight. The Varsity, however, profited by two costly errors by the Brown and White which resulted in two tallies. Playing the best ball of the season, the Varsity next snapped New York University’s winning streak of seven games, defeated the Violet by 4 to 1 at Ohio Field. Johnny Dwyer rose to his greatest heights in the pitching duel with Dominic Torpe. the Violet ace. by limiting the New Yorkers to four hits. Torpe allowed nine hits, including two home runs and a triple. The Varsity sewed up the game in the ninth inning by crashing out two extra base hits for a base of tallies. Homers by Malone and Woerner featured the game. Johnny Dwyer turned in another masterpiece of pitching in Fordham’s next start by holding Muhlcnburg to three hits. The game was plaved at Fordham Field, and the Varsity won out 9 to 3. Two of Muhlenburg’s hits came in the 8th, and were good for three runs. Johnny White played his first game for Fordham, and was the batting star with three hits in five trips to the plate. Tex Landry was shifted to right field where he contributed the fielding feature by starting a double play in the fourth inning. Hard luck again hit the team in its next game. For the third time during the season the Varsity ran three straight and then lost. This time Washington and Lee did the trick, heating the Maroon, 6-3. Four runs in the first inning at the expense of Joe White were more than Coffey’s men could overcome. Lindberg, the General’s star southpaw, keot the Maroon hits scattered except in the fifth, when the Varsity get two for a pair of runs. MFPECK Page 2 ,1Following the defeat by the Southern invaders, Fordliam scored a comeback by besting the Army nine, 2 to 1 at West Point, on the occasion of the annual West Point excursion. Johnny Dwyer and Roosma both pitched good ball, but Dwyer was the steadier. The Cadets scored in the first frame, but the Varsity evened things up in the fifth, and won out in the ninth. Malone’s double. Garrity’s sacrifice, and a long fly to the outfield by Cartwright resulted in the winning tally. New York A. C. next came to Ford-ham Field and upset the dope by smashing out an 8 to 3 victory. Five runs in the ninth inning won for the clubmen after the game had been closely contested for eight innings. The Varsity lost for the second time in two starts by dropping a 11-4 game to Princeton out at Tigertown. A big fourth inning, in which the Tigers got five runs won for Princeton. Caldwell and Townsend held the Varsity to four hits. A second victory over N. Y. U. started the Varsity off again and the team keut on the right side of the scoring column for the rest of the season. In its second victory over the Violet, the Varsity batters ran wild, smashing out seventeen hits off Carlson and Toroe. the two leading N. Y. U. moundsmen, and won by the score of 13-8. A thrilling seventh in which the Violet circled the bases for three runs and the Maroon for seven featured the game. Gene O’Donnell hurled his best game of the year in the Varsity’s next contest and the Maroon won over the Crescent A. C. nine, 5-0, at Bav Ridge. With the exception of the eighth inning in which Fordham crossed the plate for five runs, O’Donnell and Losee staged one of the best duels of the season. Each hurler allowed only six hits, but the Varsity moundsman kept his scattered, while Fordham got five of its hits in the eighth. The most thrilling battle of the year closed the season as the Varsity defeated Boston College, 8-7, at Fordham Field. The Varsity got fifteen hits from the pitching of Mullowney and McCrehan, while Dwyer was hit for twelve safeties. Ninth inning rallies in which each team scored three runs made the game the most exciting seen at Fordham Field in many a day. DWYER Pngc 2 2George Hammer ’26 Captain Jake Weber Coach Henry M. McCabe ’25 Manager OUR years ago Fordham resumed its track activities after a lapse due to the war. and throughout these years she has been endeavoring to regain the position that once had been hers. This year the Maroon finally came into its own. The Diamond Indoor Meet was the best in all Fordham history, the relay team established itself as the best in the Metropolitan district and three “Met” middle distance titles were won by one of Fordham’s fleet sons, Johnny Gibson. The Diamond Meet held on January 17, was the “piece de resistance” of the season. The greatest runners in the world were there—Nurmi, Ritola, Murchison, Helfrich, et al—and a record crowd saw two world records established: Nurmi making one in the 2000 meter Special and Ritola the other in the five mile run. The Cross-Country Team took part in two meets in the fall, losing to C. C. N. Y. by two points and triumphing over N. Y. U. Against City College Menagh and Balestier were unable to compete. In the meet with Page 213New York. Briedenbach finished in the lead, followed by Menagh, Meany and Balcstier, with Captain Reilly a foot behind the first Violet runner. The indoor season was an extremely busy one for the wearers of the Maroon and by the same token a highly successful one. Starting with a win at the Brooklyn College Games, the Relay team of Captain Hammer, Balestier, O’Conner and Gibson triumphed in four successive races, Lafayette, N. Y. U., Rutgers, Muhlenburg and Manhattan being among the victims. Jim Dalton, a veteran of last year was out with injuries and his place was taken by Artie O’Connor, who filled his place in a most satisfactory and speedy way. The Medley Relay team of Bayer, Schneider, O’Connor and Gibson gained the first leg on the Knights of St. Anthony Memorial Trophy from the best club and college teams in the city. In another medley race, Gibson. Hammer, Bayer and Menagh lost a close race to Lafayette, but beat Union and N. Y. U. by half a lap. Especially deserving of praise was the running of Johnny Gibson. The 1024 Junior National 440 yard hurdle Champion proceeded to win the Metropolitan Championships at 440, 600 and 660 yards, establishing himself as the best middle distance man in the district, excepting Ilelfrich. Gibson was the only one to win three titles during the indoor season. Bill Menagh is rapidly coming to the fore as was evident by his winning the 1500 meters at the Brooklyn College Games and his second in the "Bartow Weeks” Thousand at the N. Y. A. C. games. His best effort was in the Medley Relay at the Cathedral Games, when he ran Boettcher of Lafayette to the tape in 4:30. Another year and Bill will rate with the leaders. Also worthy of commendation were, besides Captain Hammer, who was his usual brilliant and red-headed self at the middle distances, Frank Di Lucia, doing his first year of running, Breidenbach, Meany, Captain Reilly of the Cross Country Squad, Barrett, Clarke, Dolan, Farrell and Hickey. With such a record of successes, including six firsts in mile relays, we can look forward with confidence to the Penn Relays and to the possession of the long-sought banner that goes to the victor in each race. And let us not forget “Jake” Weber, the inimitable. For years innumerable “Jake” has been at Fordham. and to him, our popular coach and trainer, must be attributed much of the success that has been ours. Puye 245Varsity Tennis Francis a. Walsh. Captain Vincent Uihi.ein, Manager REY-BEARDED topographers, who boasted a supreme knowledge of every nook and crannie of the Old Rose Hill, were startled one bright Spring morning to see the Tennis House, long a landmark at Fordham, calmly meandering down the roadway to its new site at the lower end of the tiers of courts. But when the low, bungalow-style building picked up its skirts and fled so precipitously, it was not the only sign of action in the vicinity of the kingdom of the nets. Oh, by no means! Fordham. even before the days of Elliot Binzin, forerunner of Vincent Richards both as Maroon star and National Indoor Junior Champion, always hummed with the impact of spinning ball against tightly strung racquet. During the last few years that indefatigable hero of the Debate Hall—the statistician—has proved that more college men play tennis than any other sport, and we can safely say that Fordham has shown itself no exception. As a result the calibre of game played on the Maroon courts has been of a high order. To anticipate the success of a season that will start after the time of going to press is, at best, a hazardous undertaking. But when it is noticed that Frank Walsh ’25 will still be leading the attack aganist the Pu jc 24Genemy, and that Tod Tetrault, after an absence of one year, will find time to foresake his Law books for his racquet again, it does not require an over-abundance of prophetic art to say that things should appear rather bright during the months of May and June. With two such veterans as these, it should not be a difficult task to secure two worthy running mates from the field of thirty or forty candidates who answered the call of Manager Vincent Uihlein ’25. The nineteen twenty-five team is captained by Frank Walsh, who will round out his fourth year of intercollegiate tennis this season. Frank, who has been a familiar figure to the Maroon courts for the last eight years, stepped right out of Prep school into the position of No. 1 man on the Varsity team and has held the lead-off place since his Freshman days. So grateful was he of the trust confided in him as a yearling that he played through his entire first season without one defeat in singles competition, and has performed consistently ever since. Almost the same can be said for Ted Tetrault, except that his capable assistance was lost to the Maroon during the nineteen twenty-four season. Graduating from the championship Fordham Prep team, Ted also burst into the ranks of the elect in his first year at College. The quality of his services (no pun intended) is immediately apparent when it is recalled what difficulty was experienced in filling his place last season. With Tetrault back on the field of action the Maroon can feel practically assured of conceding itself at least one point toward victory before a match begins. Outstanding among the newcomers to the present team is Eugene McAuliffe, a former Fordham Prep star and one of the leaders in the national ranking of the country’s younger players. Under the expert tute’aee of so great a master as Vincent Richards, this promising Freshman bids fair to make as great a name for himself during his college career as he did in his high school days. Edward B. Lyman ’25 and Edmund C. Burke ’25 are two more men who can be relied upon to make things uncomfortably interesting for an opponent., but they will be hard pressed to win places on the team by Ed Hogan ’25, John Murphy ’25, Chet Carroll ’26 and Charles Murray ’26, as well as a number of Freshmen of known ability, among whom are Warren Heeg, former Captain of Brooklyn Prep., and Messrs. Woods and Keresey, who played Nos. 1 and 2. respectively, on the Loyola team. Manager Vincent Uihlein ’25 deserves special credit for having arranged the best schedule that the Tennis team has enjoyed in a number of years. All of the leading colleges in the Metropolitan district are among the lists of opponents and several expeditions will be made into hostile territory in quest of much desired victory. Columbia and New York University will be met at home, while the team will travel to engage the representatives of West Point, Stevens, St. Stephens and Rutgers. In addition a home-and-homo series will be played with City College. To be sure the schedule is not an easy one and offers many obstacles, but where is the glory without a worth-while battle? It is with regret that the Class of 1925 will cease to supply members to the Tennis team as it has done since it first entered Fordham four years ago, but there is a source of satisfaction in the knowledge that ’Gene McAuliffe and his confreres will carry on the good work by emulating those who have gone before. To these men of the future: good luck! Page 247Freshman Football Jack Coffey Thomas Myers Keats Boyd Charles Zinn Fresh men 16; Freshmen............. 0; Freshmen 14; Freshmen 21 ; ..................Coaches .................Managers Mt. Vernon High 14 Lafayette Freshmen .... 7 Bridgeport High ........2 N. Y. U. Freshmen.......7 Page SiSFreshman Basketball William Byrne ....... Bernard Culloton .... Charles Han nelly ... Freshmen .23 Freshmen.............15 Freshmen.............20 Freshmen ............31 Freshmen.............17 Freshmen.............10 Freshmen ............21 Freshmen.............27 .................Captain ...................Coach .................Manager Hoboken High ...........34 Brooklyn Prep........... 17 JBulckley High.......... 8 Richmond Hill High 13 N. Y. Military .........24 C. C. N. Y. Freshmen 31 N. Y. U. Freshmen 30 Manhattan ..............12 Page 2.',9BOOK FIVESAY IT AIN’T TRUE!! '15 IN EXECUTIVE SESSION-- Si 2 Freedom of SreecuMovc M ■.b; 6 ftK6C ON ACOONr of StoOiE MeefiHOr CotAt TO afcfcefc. fc U hwe »4 Tas 4 fcWWE 'Ta«cC.AuD fcc- NOT HAVE TO Cfcui. Fo 0 50tKTilings That Made Life Worth While Freshman Math. Sophomore Greek. Physics Conditions. The biology cats, especially the last week. The tenth cut in psychology. The eleventh cut. Qualitative Chem. The morning after the night before. But On the Other Hand, There Were: The fire escape at the side of the Hall. The new Gym. Joe McCarthy’s. The Junior Proms. The Basketball Team. Office Hours for Seniors—Any Time. The night before the morning after. Where Did You Hear 'This Before? “Gardez-Poo!” “Isn’t that right, Dr. Carroll?” “I’ll throw you out the window.” “And you let them do it.” “Probably yes, probably no.” “Hey, now you day-hops, get out of here.” “Get off the grass.” Was There Ever Anything Like— The Gas House Dragoons? Jake Weber’s Hat? Hoey’s Moustache? Page 25iREMEMBER-- John Manning’s locker? Eight miles an hour? That feeling of helplessness after the first psychology exam? Sunshine? Austio Murphy’s walk? The good old Indian? Stelling's coffee? ? ? ? A square meal in the refectory? A100 in chem? Eddy's 25c beer? What Fordham Needs Cushions on the classroom chairs.—Egan. Bigger and belter golf course.—Glynn. Fewer and cheaper conditions.—Hyland. Boy Scouts.—Concagh. Cross-Country Team.—McCabe. Croquet Team.—Muldoon. Lightning protection.—The boys in the pool-room. A new site near Lakewood.—Siefkin. Co-eds.—All of us. How We Spent the Four Best Years of Our Lives Dodging Conditions. Borrowing money to pay for the ones we didn’t dodge. Buying socks and twenty-inch trousers. Telling the rest of the world how good we are. Getting twelve dollar jobs to prove this. Grubbing “butts”. Learning “a gentleman’s game” at fifty cents an hour. Concocting excuses for cutting class. Sleeping, eating, and drinking coffee. Studying now and then. Thank youPRACTICAL f OF MR STUDIES— by c.t.r:zsBest All Around Man Malone Student .............. BURKE Athlete ............. MALONE Orator ...— HOGAN Debater............... Hogan Writer ............... Walsh Actor............... Schmidt Musician ........... H a y n ks Executive......... McCarthy Politician ... McSHANE Con versationalist .Trotter Dancer ......... RICCIardelli Dresser .............. Heady Mixer .............. Trotter Comedian LEDDY Smile............... McNamee Matured ............. MALONE Most Popular .......Fitzgerald Li kelp to Succeed McCarthy, Uinn Brilliant ..........Sheridan Energetic...........McCarthy Serious .....James Carroll Collegiate ......... McMahon Obliging ........... Holland Unassuming .......... Malone Original ............. Walsh Eccentric ........... Watral Representative...... Malone Optimistic .....Fitzgerald Handsomest ....... HERNANDEZ Luckiest ...GERALD O’BRIEN Noisiest .......... Charles Gloomiest ............. FOX Happiest ............ DEELY Favorite Actor, Walter Hampden Actress .... Norma TALMADGE Author ........... Sabatini Smoke .............. Camels Drink ................ MILK Profession..............Law Sport ............ Football Diversion Cards Study............Psychology Song .................. Ram Magazine Saturday Evening Post Newspaper Herald-Tribune Done Most for Fordham Fitzgerald Done Most for the Class McCarthy The Largest Family....GOFF The Longest Beard Riccardelli The Largest Funeral Joe Carroll The First Bald Head Fitzgerald. McPeak The Best Wine Cellar....Hoey I'ti' e 25S ivs Af, "VurfS -Co fl" - — A" £ } ft ' {'' : ] ) k : _ _ w M if (rVl'» ♦ ZltyClass Directory Barrett, Daniel J..................251 Bedford Park Blvd, New York Bn l, Joseph G..... 230 St. Ann’s Ave., Richmond Hill, New York City Braue, GlLBET J.........................................126 Alburtis Ave., Corona, L. f. 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Deely, George V..................1863 Morris Ave., Bronx, New York Dta, STEPHEN........... .........175 Melrose St., Brooklyn, New York Dillon, Joseph F....................967 Lexington Ave., New York City Doran, Ralph J....................1221 Washington St., Hoboken, N. j. Duncanson, James L.................3413 Giles Place, Bronx, New York Dunn, Joseph P......................................Portsmouth. R. I. Dwyer. Gerald E.....................................320 East 236th St., Bronx, New York EGAN, Thomas a. 75 Beacon Ave., Jersey City Eilert. J. Harold................2685 Briggs Ave., Bronx, New York Finley. William P................792 Halsey St.. Brooklyn. New York Fitzgerald, Gerald R............................... 438 East 239th St., Bronx, New York Fitzgibbon. FRANCIS X. ..... 423 43d St., Brooklyn, New York Flynn, Thom as K.................815 Clover St.. Yonkers, New York Fox, Harold J. 7036 Bennett St.. Pittsburgh, Pa. Friedberg. George II...................175 Second St., New York City Gerzoff. Aaron.....................2399 Tiebout Ave., New York City Gilmartin, Richard T............................East Hampton, L. I. Glynn. James P.. Jr. 474 Ninth St., Brooklyn, New York Goff, Thomas J.....................2805 Webb Ave., Bronx, New York Grady, John F......................309 Varick St.. Jersey City, N. J. Grant. HUGH J..........................20 East 72d St., New York City Griffin, Daniel S......................517 First Ave., New York City Hargrove. John A...................lOO East 83d St., New York City Haynes, Edward F. .3514 Clarendon Road. Brooklyn, N. Y. Healey, John A. .................3301 Olinville Ave.. Bronx. New York Herman, Edwin S. ................................ 3865 East Tremont Ave., Bronx, N. Y. Hernandez, Leon J. ..............157 Sterling St.. Rrooklyn, New York Hoey, John J.......................319 W. 118th St., New York City Hogan, Edward J.. Jr 321 West 87th St., New York City Holland, Hubert L. ............ 6935 Thomas Blvd., Pittsburgh. Pa. Hotterroth. Frederick W., Jr.....322 Park Hill Ave.. Yonkers, N. Y. Howe, Joseph F. .................................. 2070 Wiegand Place, Bronx, New York Page 2COHow-ley, William E. Hyland. F. Victor.... Jackowski, Stephen.... Lamude, C. Gordon..... Lang, William l....... Laneri, Paul A....... Leddy, Harold R....... Lyman, Edward B....... Lynch. Francis T...... McAnany, Richard J.... McAniff. John E....... McCabe. Henry M....... McCarthy. Henry A..... McCourt. Thomas J.. Jr.. McGoldrick. James L... McGowan, John a...... McMahon. Daniel J..... MoNamee. Lewis E. McPeak, Vincent J..... McShane, Edward F..... Malone, Thomas J...... Manning, John J.. Jr Meany, Stephen J...... Monaghan. Edward T... Muldoon, Joseph A..... Murphy, John A........ Murray, Leslie G...... Nash, Robert P.... Neary, Edward P....... O’Brien, Gerald F..... O'Brien. John J....... O’Connell, Ralph E.... O’Connell. William J.. O’Connor. William R. O’Malley. Russell J... O’Shea, Maurice C..... O’Shea, Vincent J..... Pryor, Edward A. Randolph, Charles W... Ratti, Virgil L....... Reilly, Charles T..... Rf.illy, Thomas A. Reiners, Thomas V..... Ricciardelli, Quirinus A Rogan. William P...... Ryan, Thomas B........ Ryan, William F. J Scanlon, Daniel P..... Schmidt, Godfrey P.... Sheridan, James J..... Siefken, John P». Slattery, Walter M..... ......191 Alexander Ave., Bronx, New York .........103 Berkeley Place, New York City .........484 East 138th St., New York City ......1253 St. Nicholas Ave., New York City ......120 Center Ave., New Rochelle, N. Y. ..............8 Downing St., New York City .........1234 Morris Ave., Bronx, New York .........2001 University Ave., Bronx, N. 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Bronx, New York ...........166 East 67th St., New York Citv ............27 West 36th St., Bayonne, N. j. ............................Galena, Illinois P(i jc 261Tivnan, Paul E. 361 Lafayette St., Salem, Mass. TOWEY, Theodore N. Ketonah. New York TROTTER, LEOJ.... Grand St. Elmhurst, New York Uihlein, Vincent P. 335 Highland Ave., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. Wall, William G....................2217 Boulevard, Jersey City, N. J. Walsh, Fkancis A............... 64 West 192d St.. Bronx, New York Watral, Valentine B................30 Lexington Ave., Maspeth, L. I. Whalen, Thomas J. 423 East 82d St. New York City Puff 2H2Tiffany Co. Jewelry Silverware Stationery Pearls Jewelry and Silverware of Dependable Value Mail Inquiries Given Prompt Attention Fifth Avenue Street NewYorkA. M. Oesterheld Son 2001 ARTHUR AVENUE Lumber Millwork CELOTEX Prompt Deliveries in Large or Small QuantitiesH Altman Sc (Eiu MADISON AVE. —FIFTH AVE. — THIRTY-FOURTH ST. — THIRTY-FIFTH ST. NEW YORK MEN’S SUITS Pre-eminent in Quality, Style and CraftsmanshipSCURA TOZZI OFFICIAL STEAMSHIP TICKET AGENTS BROKERS FOREIGN EXCHANGE 4 STATE STREET NEW YORK During present Holy Year Festivities we arrange tours either for individuals or parties. Choice accommodations at reasonable rates in most modern and luxurious steamers. Sailings direct to Italy or via Northern ports. By appointment our representative will cal! on you prepared to give full information concerning rates, and assist regarding passport requirements, etc.Compiiments oj MR. JOHN H. McCOOEY V CHAIRMAN DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BROOKLYN. N. Y.They All Praise Buick w Ask any garageman, any mechanic, in fact, any person who knows motor cars, what he thinks about Buick. Invariably he will tell you that Buick is a thoroughly good, high grade and dependable automobile and that a person makes a genuinely satisfactory investment when he buys one. Then ask the Buick owners you know what they think about Buick. Do these things and you will quickly understand why Buick has sold over one million motor cars and why you, too. should own a Buick. Your Old Car Accepted as Part Payment. Liberal Terms on Balance. Bronx Buick Company, Inc. D. J. BARRETT. President 439 East 149th St. 2402 Grand Concourse 948 S. Boulevard Opposite Bronx Opera House Near Fordham Road Near 163d Street Phone. Melrose 0223 Phone, Raymond 2940-1 Phone, Intervale 3253 USED CAR DF.PT., 607 BERGEN AVE. (Melrose 8081) SERVICE STATION—I 52 I JEROME AVE. (1 72d St.) (Bingham 5653) When better automobiles are built, Buick will build them M A R Q UETT E CLUB ORGANIZED FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AMERICAN IDEALS AND THE BETTERMENT OF SOCIAL AND CIVIC CONDITIONS. WHERE GOOD FELLOWS GET TOGETHER HEADQUARTERS HOTEL PLAZA. FIFTH AVENUE at FIFTY-NINTH STREET New York AS -THE GOOD OLD INDIAN" USED TO SAY. “It s a Shame” AND IT IS A SHAME To Pay Rent When We I lave Attractive. 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