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 THE 1926 MAROONLet us linger at thy portal While the yesteryears file by, shut, reviewing, make immortal These thoughts that serve loo well to ilie.THE 1926 MAROON P U B LI SH E I) B Y T HE S E X I O R C L A S S ROLAND W. MILLER FRANK A. SCHAEFF.R lidilor-in-Chiej Business Jlnnatjer VOLUME X FORDHAiM UNIVERSITY FORDHAM. N. Y.ORDER OF BOOKS BOOK I..................THE CAMPUS BOOK 11.................THE COLLEGE BOOK III................THE ACTIVITIES BOOK IJ THE ATHLETICSBOOK I THE CAMPUSLY fcv •aiaFw?!BOOK II THE COLLEGEAN OLD SONC, This is an old song of an ancient singing: This is a song for men of nigged mould. II hose hearts strain u'here the last hell-note goes omgmg Through the great elms and the last true pledge is told. This is a soft song of men departing Over the slang paths of Testing. With each new step along the highway starting The golden aftertones of memory. This is an old hope that Tftendshtp flowers. Sprung from the rich loam of hallowed dags. Will breathe as sweet m some unoisioned hours II hen those imperious stars hare shaped our wags. IIright faces, fade not; cherished accents linger! Throng through the light and shadow of the soul. Waken old chords with gentle unseen finger rind make the dear familiar scenes unroll. This is an old prayer oj ancient wonder Limned in the deathless music of the spheres; II Inch sweeps from the heart's strings m mounting thunder In the dim falling dusk of college gears; Tordham, no name shall he more looed than thg name, Thg code shall lice in laughter and in tears. Xo lamp shall light our breasts hut it he thg flame Gleaming untjuenched and sacred through the gears.[26][27]RRY JOSKIMI A. MURPHY. S. I Professor of P.ri chototiM onif Iwtdeiues oj ' ,iii’ii RF.Y.THOMAS ). BARRKTT.S.I Professor o f J‘Allies REV. JOSKIMI ASSMUTH. S I Pnife.’Mir oj fttoloi j, 1976 [28]i i: TRr. n IGNATIUS W. COX. S. PcOjt'.'.'Ol of Pill hl.coplll •• » ■» R,h iion REVEREND JOHN ('. M HONEY. S. I Pi o ft.» Philosophy m.! ! .■!, iicc.r of ll.-ltifton REVEREND EDWARD P. DUFFY. S I Professor oj Philosophy it hi! Poiiieiuv. • » lit'hflion REV. JAMES T. G. HAYES. S. I C oss . l oilrrulor REV WILLIAM G I.OGUE. S [ Professor of Physic. JUNIOR YEAR [29][30]REV AUGUSTUS M. FREMGEN. S. I. Prof,',(.tor oj Greek ROBERT I. GANNON. S I. Projector oj English REV. HUGH A. GAY NOR. S. I Professor of I.olio WILLIAM T. SHIELDS. A.B., M.A. Projector of Jlnlhemahc.'- FRESHMAN YEARPATRONS AND PATRONESSES Mis Eminence Patrick Cardinal Haves. I). I). The Very Rev. Lawrence J. Kelly. S. J. Rev. William J. Duane, S.J. Mrs. C. F. Ahern •Mrs. Maria C. Angione Mrs. jessie Stirlen Bailey Mr.(»eorge Gordon Bat tie Mrs. K. L. Bell Mr. I lugh Carroll Mr. VV. Chester Carroll Mrs. Madeline Ciorca Air. C. Clemente Misses M. C. Conlon Mrs. Alary A. Costigan Mr. John J. Crimmins Mrs. I). |. Curtavne Mrs. Helen C. Cusack Mrs. Daniel M. Da lev Mr. John J. Daly Mrs. John C. Dartless Airs. John P. Donohue Airs. Thomas Dooney Mrs. Roherl F. Doyle Mr. Joseph H. Duffy, Sr. Mr. John Farrell Mrs. M. J. Farrell Airs Daniel A. Femme Airs. C. M. Fitzpatrick Mr. John J. Fitzpatrick Mr. Ft I ward J. Flynn Mrs. John J. Flvnn Mr. Patrick Foley Airs. Alary C. Forrester Mrs. Alary A. Fov Mrs. A. I. Fugazy Mrs. F.dward F. Garde Mrs. M. F. Geigle Mrs. Stephen Giangrande Mr. J. R. Grainger Mrs. Frank L. Graves Mrs. Krnest Hammer Mr. Chas. J. I lannellv Mr. W. J. Harrington Mrs. Patrick I leal v Mrs. Michael J. Heelan Mrs. (i. I lelterich Mrs. VV. Hu her Mr. F. V ictor Hyland Mrs. Philip I. Kearns Mrs. M. J. Kenney Airs. Michael King Airs. Thomas J. Leahy Airs. Alollie Lederlind Air. Edward J. Ledogar Airs. John H. Lee Airs. Joseph Al. Lennon Air. Andrew J. I tester Airs. Paul J. Liegey Aliss Alary E. AlcDevill Airs. J. E. AlcDermott Airs. J. F. AlcGow an Airs. Andrew AlcGrattan Airs. John F. AlcAlahan Mr. S. R. Alarcotte Airs. Pierre J. Alarique Airs. Joseph Alelomo Airs. Helen K. Aliller Airs. Thomas R. Alinnick Mrs. Frank J. Alorse Air. Daniel F. Alurphy Airs. P. Aluccigrosso Captain John Alurphy Air. Chas. P. Murray Air Roger Alurrav Airs. Thomas J. Murray Airs. E. Napoli Airs. John O’Brien Rev. James VV. Broderick Airs. Daniel O’Rourke Airs. Edward Porcell Airs. John A. Quinn Air. Timothy J. Quinn Airs. John Reed Sr. Don FT.Rehascog.Sgr Airs. Ralph Ricciuti Airs. Stephen Rice Airs. William Riordon Air. Patrick J. Rohan Air. Bvron H. Rose Mr. Michael F. Ruddy Mrs. W. P. Scan Ian Air. Fred A. Schaefer Airs. P. J. Sullivan Airs. 1 -eo L. Sullivan Airs. John VV. T ay lor Airs. John J. Tobin Airs. Alary F. Toomcv Airs. P. Wallace Airs. S. A. Wert helm Aliss B. Al. Whitacre THEN the mightiest of the great Grecian armies rc- turned to Athens after a magnificent triumph, hsehynes, the immortal, arose to welcome it in the name of the state. In referring to that superlative force, his only words were, “Good men, all of them.” The yellow sunbeams groping into Westminster Abbey like the jaundiced lingers of the Death that dwells there, fall on a musty brown crvpt that fronts the western wall. The inscription is merely, “To Jane, Dear Child.” Such brevity is classic. We like to think that the short epithet of TEschvnes will live long after more studied orations have paid the toll of time and mortal minds. We like to think that though the walls of old Westminster may crumble into dust and ruin, there still will stand, miraculously, that plain brown slab as a monument to the anonymous affections of the world. These words of ours about our fellow-classmen are not congratulations on a conquest nor tributes on a tomb, but rather, we hope, that happy commingling, tempered by brevity, concealing much that might be said when paths of friends are separated forever. There is not in all language a sadder message than Good-bv, which can be drawn with a single flourish of the pen. Let us draw it now, briefly, happily—for each, a single stroke, artless and unadorned—and leave the shading for later years, for the master. Memory. LEO FRANCIS AHERN. A.B. Rtufix Ihiil:......................................Lee. R htj) it ftJmian I’lUilluilf f • ■«•• ;w.i liaskelball ! . 'lim.iii ' U'k 1 li,-1 1111,111 li.isfbnll 1 Class 'oalba l 2. . -4 I at Mh liii.u-biill 2. 4 I).tv Sim!fill. ’ Soilalili 1.2. .4 I ram Caiiwullcc » j jNTER Leo. first in biography, first in class sports anil first in the hearts ol his countrymen in Bayonne. There Leo Iirst saw the light ol day: the years he spent in New York he regrets, and once more he receives recognition in the land of his choosing. In Freshman, our distinguished immigrant played on every team that represented 26. football, basketball, track and baseball oneol the lew in the history ol Fordham who won numerals in lour sports. Pitching was his lorte and he hurled for the Varsity. In Sophomore, he hibernated for we can recall nothing ol such importance as to warrant mention. It was in Junior that Leo attained the heights when he answered the famous question o! our history prolessor: "Where was the Congress ol Vienna held?’ I Inis was Leo established among the intelligentsia and thenceforth was allowed to sleep in class without disturbance. 1Q76 JCHARLES F. ANGIONE. B.S. Charley. A aye Sor walk Utah. Conn...................................... Seen Leadership I. 2. J. 4 Debate L eaned ». 4 Dap Shi dent' Soda hip 1.2 . 4 . I ,naan Slaflf V Mendel Chib 2 I HE Connecticut Yankee. Charley Anginne, reaping the harvest ot service and throwing the sheaves to the world, he will not declare himself: look it vou would fiml him. Thus it was lie gained Ford ham's recognition, a country hoy in his walk, his talk and his deeds, bearing a philosophy which tells him to banish all care, to try his best and to do right. . huje believes that the world has trouble enough and to spare, so he keeps his own in secret and tries to alleviate the rest. When we were blue we consulted the Doc and he dispensed Ins Spirits of Optimism. A hard and tireless worker, his triumphs have been in Scouting. With bovs in his charge, he is the most contented man this side of heaven. At any game. , Inyo's group of boys may be seen rooting whole-heartedly for Fordham. Such is Charley Angione. a leader of boys now but a leader of men in the future. WILLIAM KENNETH BAILEY, A.B. Si. .James High. la....................................Ken, Professor Si. Joseph's College, JIo. I Glee C tub Conductor 2, , 7 Out from the corn-gold fields of Iowa came the missioncrof music, hen Bailey, a pianist with the gift of God in his fingers and a spirit of doing in his heart. We learned, though not from him, that he had established a lasting reputation for himself as a concert pianist back home, but before that name could follow him East, he had laid the foundation for a greater renown by founding and conducting our Glee Club—its triumphs were his triumphs and we may read of them elsewhere in this book—but let us say in passing that the dominating genius of the leader made all things possible. In Junior year, he gave a course in German and French; in Senior he taught Music, vet always an honor man of our class—we are most proud of that: lie has always been one of us. That friendship of ours, that devotion of his to college and art will plead against oblivion for his name. 1916 [38]Xacier High...........................................................................Bill, Bell Harvester Club 2. 5, 4 Day Students’ Sodality 1, 2, J, 4 Glee Club 2. 5, 4. Intercollegiate Contest , 4 Prom Commit lee L is one of those strong silent men who hail not from the West hut from Long Island. For two years he devoted himself to the mental disciplining of Greek and Math and. in Junior, as if rewarded for his past labors, seemingly reveled in philosophy. Finding himself a master of the subject. Bill began to look around the college for social activity. The Glee Club, jaunting from concert to dinner-dance filled Bill’s mind with pleasant possibilities anti he jaunted along. Rarely, it ever, did he miss a social function to which the Fordham man was expected. It must have been the way Bill looked in his tuxedo, rather than his philosophic mind which caused his election as Treasurer’s Chairman of the Prom. Do you remember, girls, the first man you saw that night as you stepped from the elevator, tall, red-headed, so truly living up to the notion of the Collegiate? That was Bill. [39]FortHiam Prep W'mi. V X No JOHN JOSEPH BERGIN, A.B. Jack, L amir e •' num Harvester Club 1 Day Students' Sodality » Donee Committee I. 4 ‘nun Committee L_ P in the- Bronx, where men are men and the "I- service is terrible, they produce gentlemen of engaging characteristics, men with the suavity and nonchalance which is distinctly the "New York manner." Now the peer of these Bronx barons is none other than J. J. Culture himself, John Bergin, despair ot ladies and envy of men. ■Jack is most unobtrusive in his way. lie casually joins a group of men on the Campus and ere long his dry humor and subtle witticisms have spiced the conversation and made it a lingual least. His grooming is faultless, yet free from Vanity Fair. Ins manners are perfect and Ins friendship true. W ere we to venture an opinion as to his future in this vale of tears, we predict that the United States will one day be represented by a diplomat who combines the manners of a Chesterfield, the fashion of a Beau Brummel. the ability of a Franklin. Gentlemen, we propose a toast to our future ambassador. 1976 [40] b, = x Xavier Hi oh RANCIS X. BRADY. A.B. 6 «V C f J ! .V.' .T t7l » ■ A. Iieau t ARLY in Sophomore. Frank ielt he was a tenor and applied for I Ik- Glee Cluh. Surviving the first cut, he realized lie had made the squad? During the following summer, he procured a tuxedo and a wardrobe otherwise in keeping with his high office. The sartorial result was so excellent, that he was christened " Beau Brummel” and appointed authority on what the man will wear. A enjoys distinction as the only man in the class who requires a secretary to answer his mail, for Hr an has a way with the alleged weaker sex. As a social luminary, he belongs to the Harvester Club. Along with that, he was one of the men responsible for our Junior Prom a huge undertaking, to which he lent his attention and faculty of potential success. There is an old adage that clothes make the man. II that is so, I'rank with an added perseverence and willingness will go far along the rosy path, (mod luck, old man! o 1 hi lOj [41] V WILLIAM P. BRUTON. A.B. Jit. l emon Hmh DHL Drains I ,rr.«-f i i'ootlmtt I. .?, I'ar.uly Tt;uk I!L (til 2 Reception Committee 4 I I IK Mount Vernon boy lias been taking things as they come, without very much haste or ado, since first he trod the elm-sheltered path. I he blond philosopher, besides making the Varsity football squad every year, is, when he goes about it. quite a student and a capable litterateur. Dill can handle a javelin with no little skill and hurling a discus is another field of sport in which he excels. Aquaticallv peaking, he can crawl in close to record time. Bill has, apparently, a well-grounded knowledge of the college man s idea in clothes, and plus lours in season are his particular delight. Of the fair sex Dill has little to sav, and their mere mention has been known to produce on an otherwise bright and smiling countenance an expression of serious but unmistakable cynicism. William has the bridge complex, and plays stolidly with varying luck. However, we havi no doubt that Dill will come through with honors both at Graduation ami a I ter it 1976 [42]Xavier Hi oh tOU started under a handicap. Me joined us in Sophomore and, on the first day of the term, beginning near the top of an alphabetical list, the professor called Rush to translate the paragraph beginning " Inleream si . ” Lou responded in his inimitable falsetto: “May I perish if—. That typifies him as well as anything we know. Lou look every precaution against perishing scholastically. Mis Greek themes were studied and perfect, his logic was faultless, his physics experiments were never postmarked: Return within five days. Many of us in this latter confession admit that we have often peeked over Louie's shoulder to make sure that our readings were correct. Such was his service ami many a passing mark we gained by a little previous cramming on the back steps of the Auditorium with LjOu and his effusive notes. Conscientious, helpful and sincere, he has moulded our standard of friendship, an honcst-to-goodness good fellow, tin kind that makes life worth while. [45]K ' (■ ' Hi,m l)j. is one of those elusive hoys, continually clothed in an air ol mystery. At Cathedral College, which he attended two years before seeing the light, his propensity toward dropping out ol sight earned him the title ol Disappearing Dan. Handball is Daniel’s way of working off the energy in excess of what is required to pull down his usual good grades. With an enviable reputation as a physicist of parts, Dan has a distinction lew ol us can claim. I he fact that, to the best of our knowledge and belief, every pedagogical course is being carefully pursued by our Mr. Cahill, indicates that a short while hence Dan will be one of the teaching coterie moulding cruder minds. Although not exactly ol Varsity calibre, all sports lay claim to his interest. Because of his quiet unobtrusiveness. Daniel is not known to all of the boys, but those acquainted with him assert that he is a peerless chap and an altogether line fellow. [40Elmira I Hah .Hen,let Club 2 Dram,the . •■•ocni ton 2. . t ■» It. thinks Elmira is God's country—but give him Fordham! He simply loves the environment here and then too Convent Station is but a stone s throw away. He has been with us four years and we find him to be a fellow you can’t help liking We enjoy his sincerity, his quietude, his love for Ould Erin anti his bigness of heart. His ability in logic, his power of oratory, his enthusiasm point toward an Irish Free State. We are sure that .11 will step in where Sinn Feiners fear to tread. The worthy task of stage managership has allowed AI to keep up the high efficiency which the “Mimes’ possess. His regime has been mighty successful. Also, A! took to the Sodality. An active member always, he has deserved the honor of being a Prefect in Senior. In lolo, an earnest fellow, his calm notion of affairs deserves our commendation. We feel there will be a place for him somewhere on the heights. 197 6 [45]Xavier Hi ah JOSEPH P. CARROLL, A.B. Joe. Red Reception Conwutlcf 4 1 UK first thing that attracts attention to Joe is his reel head. Later one finds that the brilliance of his head is not a consideration of mere color tor he lias acted successfully as manager lor the branch store of a large confectionery firm. Then again, the intensity of his coiffure accounts for the firmness of his convictions (a certain way red-headed | eople have). Joe has grown up in the city and is not easily duped, in fact he is very frank in expressing his opinion on any question if it is solicited. If his candies please as well as his candor, we expect dividends in happiness. However, Joe had such a high regard for the teaching he received at Xavier and later at Fordham, that he will probably adopt it as his profession and then, woe to the recalcitrants! We shall warn his prodigies, however, that if Joe frowns, he must not be taken seriouslv. VV. CHESTER CARROLL. A.B. Selon Hall...........................................................Ike, L lit) Dramatic Association 1, 2, . Music Direct01 I Reception Committee Chain. 4 Prom Committee Monthly Staff 1, 2, Business Manager -4 freshman Tennis 1 Dance Committee 4 Orchestra 2, 5 I arsity Tennis 4 Maroon Staff 4 (tier I 'In ' 2. , 4. Interro leyinte Contest » Umws er C nh 1, 2. 4 I HERE'S a touch »f old Spain when the lean, lithe figure of Ike is seen around. Always agreeable, ever ready to aid a friend, even at the sacrifice of his own pleasures, Cliff has endeared himself to the heart of ‘26 as a true son of a noble college. As a banjo player, it is safe to say Cliff has no equals anywhere. Time and again the crooning sounds of his playful banjo have brought sunshine and smiles when the going was just a little steep. Chel has been our premier entertainer through the four short years we spent on the road to knowledge. At tennis, there are few at Fordham who can claim superiority over Cliff and, on the waxed floor, there are none. It would be time ill-spent wondering whether Cltcl will attain success. Everything he touches turns to gold, which is as we would like it. for he is reaching toward our hearts. 19 '16 [47] ANGKLO ARTHUR CIOCCA, B.S. Shn cesant Utah...........................- - - - C if, C hack JlcnJcl Club 2 Class llaihfball 2. ». V Day St at!fats' Stu ahly 2 Class •'•wtba l I, 2 iO'I .i great deal can be said about someone who says nothing about himself. C'u believes in the old maxim, that the time to show who you are, is when you are asked. Most of the profs mentally passed bv the name of Ciocca until, having asked, they came to mark the exams, and then realized that here was not only a name, but a personality, opinionated and discreet. Thus did the quiet man conserve his wisdom until the time for an exhibition came and many of us were surprised to make so brilliant an acquaintance in a discussion. It took us a year before we really knew Chuck and two years before we could get on a talking basis with him. During Interclass Handball Tournaments he proved a valuable asset at assaulting the concrete fortress with a little bl ack shrapnel. With his proficiency in the sciences, we know that Ik- has gone to inscribe his name in capital letters among the ministers of medicine.  V LOUIS J. CLEMEN'TE. H.S. Clason Military Academy.....................................................Honks, Lou man 'ootlniff . Uendcl Club - P ,i h.i ic . ■''■focttiinut I IjXTIL Senior, we claimed Lon as one ol our resident students. l ut then the call of home cooking and the horn ol a Hudson sedan clamored in rehellion and he succumbed. We will remcml)cr him lor his nonchalance, his “Hello, ami the cigars that were so often planted in his smile. .Honk found his greatest pleasure in howling, with an occasional turn to the fjentlemens yame which found him equally proficient. He made Ins home in leisure moments in that far-darting sedan and many a brave soul was saved a rut in Psychology through the speed exacted from this petrol-wagon hv its driver. As he was once classified in the University catalogue as a Pre-Medical student, the conclusion as to his vocation is obvious. We are making our arrangements now: when we feel the ailments of age creeping on. we shall telephone to Doctor Clemente, then sit back in anticipation, awaiting the hum ol a big sedan and the cheerv “Hello” that will heal us. 1916] [49] WILLIAM PETER CONLAN. A.B. .Wit' Haven High, Conn............................ ,]laicon Staff 4 Varsity Baseball t . t Mar. I. 2 KOI3ABL there is no one in the class to whom the title " Prince C.harming may be applied with greater truth than to our own BUf. Bill embodies all that the terms gentleman and scholar imply. It may honestly be said that in the last four years we cannot recall any social function at Fordham where i was absent, and besides being pleasing to feminine eyes, he is one of Terpsichore's apt pupils. Nor are all his deeds limited to the classroom or dance floor. In his Freshman vear, he was one of the mainstays of the football team, and since then has earned quite a name as an athlete. What we have said about social functions applies also to athletic games where Bill may always be found rooting for the boys and for the glory of old Fordham. No doubt, in a few years, Bill will be one of the biggest men in the stale of Connecticut, publicly as well as physically. [oO]PETER J. CONROY. Ph.G.. B.S. Ford ham Prep.........................................Pete, Doc Mendel Club I. 2 A MAN is often referred to as a diamond in the rough, but here in the stricter sense, we have a stone of finest cut. Doc, a graduate pharmacist, rejoined us in Junior to earn a B.S. degree. At once we realized that someone had arrived. Ouict vet his interest anil learning in philosophy were quickly manifest, but medicine and science had already claimed their apostle. Whatever knowledge was his. it was always at the disposal of those who sought his counsel. A difficult point in philosophy, for example, which perhaps bordered on subjects scientific, was a clarion call for Docs opinion, which professorsand students alike aver was authoritative. One of the bright spots in our memory of Fordham will be the gleam ol that "well-cut diamond" which is Conroy. Our wish for its future is that it may be set in such light as will reflect its true brilliance from every polished angle. 1996 Re tis lhoh EDWARD IOSEPH COOKE. A.B. Cookie, Kd l iitwn Staff V 1 IIIS is valor personified, lor discretion is tile belter part of him. He has shunned the collegiate limelight except lor sundry excursions in the realm of self-defense although, to I nr exact, when he enters upon the manly art, it is the other who must defend himself. A grin is the ambassador of optimism and Rd has been dispatching such embassies as long as we have known him. Stevedored into subway trains, delayed on the Open Air Line, confronted by a doubtful thesis, the consuls ol good cheer have waved circumstances aside to let hd smile parade. We suspect that Cookie will register at the Law School next year and thenceforth dispense that • de eiere at the Bar but it is certain that his optimism would consider even a prisoner’s execution as being all lor the best. e defy the opposing attorney to do his worst; we are wagering that a minimum of evidence and Rd'y smile will win the jurv as we ''ere won. Retf is 11 itih - THOMAS ). COSTIGAN, I5.S. Mendel Club 2 M»V Students' Sodality 1. 4 Tom, Doc For the past four years Tom. by his mere presence, has soothed the frayed nerves of conductors on the New York Central. So modest and quiet is he that one would almost accuse him of being in a corner of his own on the earth, hut Biology lures him from that silent den and he will defend lus opinions to the bitter end. Science has ever been his long suit. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, all have lallen Indore the Overwhelming assaults ol our Toni.t studious charge. As an enthusiastic disciple of iMendel. he has held his compatriots spell-bound by his dissertations on the whvs and wherefores of every form of life, from the humble sardine immersed in the subway jam to the speed bug—habitat, traffic court. Needless to say, Iom , • vocation is the healing art. and may he be as soothing to his patients as he is to the Central trainmen, especially ii we happen to be one of them. 19 7 6 [ 53 ]GERVIS JOSEPH COXEN, A.B. Regis High....................................................................Gerry, Joe Debate Council I. 2, . 4 ( - '»«•.•. 4 Contest Committee Chmn. 4 Prom Committee 5 Debating Team 2, 4 Ilarce.ila Club 2, ", 4 Day Students’ Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4 CjERR} almost orates Irom Ills pulpit above. He argues in liis sleep, we believe, but be that as it may, many an aimless discussion in the hectic councils of the Klan 26 has been clarified by a crisp motion from Gerry. With a faculty for clear thinking and moreover clear expression, typically Ciceronian, he has at all times ranked high in studies despite his many and varied activities. There is not a man in the class who cannot vouch for the strength and speed of Gerry'.r horseless carriage and the skill and generosity of its owner. We suspect that the rostrum will be his objective and the court-room his atmosphere. Gerry, with his forceful personality and unflinching adherence to his convictions, will pave the path to fame with more posies than are commonlv strewn along the highway of life. We shall remember you, Gerry, and especially il the hands ol (hi- law clutch our upturned collars.JAMES K. CRIMMINS, A.B. Yonkers Ih fh.............................................................Jim, Jtx Freshman Base ha I 11 Bam Si a j) 5. 4 Dance Committee Chairman 4 Rimf Commil ee Chairman Debate. Council 4 Jlaroan Staff 4 Prom Committee Dance Committee 2 C lass Basketball 4 W F can safely say that Jim's college career struck a balance—athletically, scholastically and socially; succinctly proven by his playing on the Freshman nine, his class averages and his popularity among his classmates. As Chairman of the Junior Ring Committee, when the design was standardized for the entire college, he is credited with presenting a proposition which was unanimously adopted by the class. All social events must have business foundations and Jtx has constructed them for the class in several instances—first as a member oi the Sophomore Dance Committee, and then of the Prom Committee and more recently in the important position of Chairman of the Senior Dance Committee. In Senior his ability found expression in many other campus activities. He projected his personality into the securing ot "ads’ for the JIaroon, onto the rostrum of debate, and through the sport columns ol the Ram.K. VINCENT CURT AVNE, A.B. Ford ham Prep....................................................I nice, f mute ( fee Chib. (nlei wdlc iiate Contest . 4 Prom Committee f areesfer Club I. . 4 Horn Staff . 4 A»v Student Sodality .l aroon Staff 4 OL skeptics who have wondered at hordham s sudden rise in the collegiate world, find a reason staring von in the lace. Much of the publicity work was done by f’innie. Apparently he is the unassuming type, but beneath his exterior there is a spirit that is all Fordham and it is this great loyalty that has gained him the unique distinction of being awarded his B.S. in two years. This degree of Rounding Scribe gives him the privilege of standing on the sidelines blocking everyone's view,cheering (he team w ilh one arm and waving a score-sheet with the other. One ol Finnic s pleasant memories w ill be the trip he took to Boston in a Ford holding ten other collegiate rooters. I hat high-pitched voice of ! innie'.t has been heard not only on Fordham s athletic fields of battle but also as a tenor in the Glee Club. We shall listen for that voice, and look for Finnic at the end ol the rainbow. J Regis High THOMAS C. CUSACK. A.B. Freshman Football I Class Football . V I ar.utu Football 2 2 OJJ'Scheerful optimism lias won lor him a host of loyal friends during his four years at Fordham. lie possesses that happy faculty of looking lightly upon the cares of the world and spreading that same spirit to his companions. Never has an angry word escaped his lips or an angry look darkened his brow. It is a way he has. Beneath Tom’s unruffled exterior lies a wealth of good material. He is an actor of parts and a student in his leisure hours. Tom's chief hobby is football. In his Freshman year, his massive frame withstood many an enemy onslaught. Baseball, too, claimed a large portion of Tom’s spare time. All in all, he has always ranked very high in both mental and physical accomplishments. Tom’s friends admire him more, however, for his honest upright character. His personality will carry him a long way towards a successful career. Good-by. Tom, and good luck. W26 (■57] ARTHUR I. DALEY, A.B. I' ordhanx Prep Kam . .Sport.' P.dtloi 4 Kress Club 4 IJarcesIcr Club I. 2. I tee- President 5. President 7 G'fee Club 2. . 7. Inlercottei iale Contest , 7 Cuts' Secretary 3 Class Basketball 1, 4 J araon Staff I Freshman Baseball Artie, Arl Class Track 1,2, 3. 7 Class Football 2, I! believe the only activity in which Art has not answered "present” is the College Band not because he is not musically inclined—he is a pioneer baritone in the Glee Club but because he is not of the “genus hominis” who blows his own horn. And well he might: as a writer he won the Sport Editorship on the Ram: his spirit was rewarded with the position of Class Secretary; his zeal gained him Presidency of the Harvester Club anti the Prom Committee could not have functioned properly without him. Moreover. Art has gained fame as a versatile athlete. Me possesses his class numerals for baseball and basketball, while on several occasions he helped bring victory to his class in Inter-Mural Relays. And who can forget those memorable 2o ’2( football games, when Arl played at end. even breaking an arm in battling lor our cause. Among the “Who’s Who’ in 19ob, we shall look for Art. 1996 38 1 CHARLES BERNARD DALY, A.B. Xavier High........................................- - - - - Charin’ Harvester Club 2. , 4 Inlcrcot etjiale Contest 4 Day Students' Soda it It 1. 2. . 4 dee Club 2, 5. 4 rom Committee THOSE curly locks ol Charlie’s must make a wonderful impression on the opposite sex! lie needs no hair preparation to maintain his popularity, in fact the use of such a thing would ruin it. If Charlie espouses the law as his profession, he will win all his cases il the judges are fair. Charlie adds harmony as well as melody to the Glee Clul . He is also an inveterate frequenter ol courses in education which leads us to suspect that he will he a teacher. He has obtained invaluable experience by managing one ol Mayor Hvlan's playgrounds during the summer. He is a member of the famous Elmhurst triumvirate—Daly, Ferroneand Bell— which braves tin- wrath ol the elements to show a love ol Fordham, and Charlie is not on record as ever having missed an activity. May he increase in wisdom and wealth; we need not mention grace, for he already has a large handicap on the rest of us. 19 9 6 r ] 2X Clm I hum lln li JOHN L. DA R DESS, A.B. HoarderJ Sodality 1. 2, , • Peck. .Inch P OUR years may change the life and spirit of an entire nation, but four years have failed to alter the care-free, sportsmanlike way of our John. We all can remember him heartily laughing himself from Freshman to Senior and none can forget his modesty though he led the class in most of our major subjects. John is the most striking example of brains plus brawn that we know. His favorite indoor spoi l, however, is his books, tending slightly toward the Sciences, Mathematics and Physics, taking first prize in the latter over a hundred and forty competitors. In the spring, this young man’s fancy turns not lightly to handball at which he is ever supreme over his St. John’s Hall opponents, and many a game on the courts has been graced by the humor of our sturdy champ from up Chatham way. Big in stature, big at heart, a student and a sport, may he be famous as Doctor John, Phvsician and Surgeon. [00] 19 2 6 iA JOHN P. DONOHUE, )R., A.B. Drum Hill Htoh •Jack, Garrison Prom Lornmtlice I firstly .S etoinuny 4 Harvester Club . 4 Debate Council 4 TillS product of the greensward of Garrison (would you ever suspect it?) shows the hardiness that life in the great open spaces will bring, and proves that successive years of commuting a hundred miles daily have left no trace of pallor in his cheeks. Jack plugs along religiously at between eighty and ninety in his studies, even attaining a rank of sergeant in Plattsburg English. Not only a country gentleman. but a sporting gentleman too, for it was in following the fortunes of Ford-ham afield that he won the rep of demon driver. He certainly can make a car behave and that with an arm to spare! Caplain Jack, besides having a breast-stroke that won medals, has a fleet of motor boats—at least two. This yachtsman distinguished himself bv lieine the first to lose his ring in Junior and was nearly lynched in getting it back. Knowing that he has introduced Fordham to the one and onlv Garrison shoulder-movement. Jack graduates happy. 19 7 6 [61]THOMAS I . DOONEY, A.B. Parker, Tom Re tj is H igh...................................................... J'or,fi i ! hi . . .» . , ltit . , 2. . ,1 nr. 4 Utirw-f n Club 2, 1, 4 Debate Council 1, 2, . liiAorian Prom Committee (i ec Club . 4. ntercollcflnxtc Content . 4 tom Stuff 2, . 4. Rxchunt c '. . . 4 Folks, meet the Ch erub. When we first became acquainted with Tom we wondered what planet lie came from. But as soon as we got to know him we decided that Ik- must have come from Old Sol. For the irrepressible Tom brings nothing but sunshine wherever he goes. Parker has brightened up Glee Club trips, debate meetings. Ram sessions and Harvester Club activities, his nimble wit and cheering personality leaving nothing but happiness in their wake. Tom’s propensity lor mimicry has given him a secure hold on the affections of his classmates. He can imitate anything from a math professor to a canary. When Tom entered Freshman he joined that much abused fraternity, the assistant managers. Hard work, business acumen and managerial skill elevated him to the post of the man-bchind-the-hclm of the Varsity baseball team. We feel that Tom’s cheery outlook on life coupled with his energy and capability will give him a head start in the race to the pinnacle 1926 GERARD DOUGHERTY. A.B. ForJhorn Prep Jerry. Pom C!a.t. Football I, Debate Connell 2 Donee Committee 2 lam Staff 2 I la i non St oft -f Gre AT edifices, like great mountains, are the works of ages, and Jerri , Master Builder, has begun well, founding character on loyalty and friendships. The cornerstone of this edifice was laid when Jerry entered Fordham Prep. Since then it has been carved and cherished, while on it the scholastic, the athletic, the social have reared their stones until now he is preparing the pinnacle which he has selected for himself in the world. It is not strange that this career shall be Building Construction. Tom has been a student primarily, but with enough versatility to make the mixture interesting. In Freshman, sport claimed his spare moments; in Sophomore, argumentation, journalism and the dance each tried to lure him from I aci-tus, and successively failed. In Junior he busied himself with his keystone. Logic, and when that had been made strong, he bore his burden of making the .Maroon possible. r 65 ]CHARLES J. DOYLE. A.B. Brooklyn Prey.............................. Of ft'I lab 2. , 4. Intcreo I. t on f.ti , 4 Hoar,4 of Directors , 4 flnrcesfer L tub 1, 2. , 4 .......................Charlie. Chuck Day St ml. So,fa!tty 1.2. . Sacristan 4 Prom Committee » Maroon St a ff 4 I"ORDIIAM is indebted to Brooklyn lor several popular students but there are few more so than Charlie Doyle. Charlie possesses a charming voice and a pleasing personality and these won for him a place on the Board of Directors of the Glee Cluh. He is more than an ornament here: he is ever a shining light even to the sta-there hair-comh. a tonsorial masterpiece. The fair sex claim he dances divinely and admit that should he occasionally step on their tiny understandings, in the rhythm of tin- dance, he is so small and petit that it does not matter. From their smiles, we should judge it is a pleasure. Charlie is the infant prodigy ol the squad, aptly titled “Babe” by a former professor. In our estimation, however, he is a mighty precocious infant, verily. Besides his many attainments, he has endeared himself bv his faithfulness to all things Fordham and should make an impression on the hard old heart of (he world.DONALD P. DRISCOLL, A.B. Xavier High Don, Ravenous I 'arsiti Baseball 2, 5, 4 I arsilt Basketball Class Football I, 2, . 4 Freshman Baseball I Freshman Basketball I From ('ommtllee .» Wi I'l I all the effectiveness and determination of I)on Quixote battering into submission his imaginary enemies, or the fervor of Don O. as he wielded his unerring whip, Don Driscoll wins the admiration of men and—well he makes friends freely. For four seasons. Don has tossed a leather balloon through a cord network with skillful consistency, then dared the opposing forwards to do likewise. In the early spring, Don dons the chest protector, and “My Four Years Behind the Mask” should furnish interesting memoirs. The class eleven owes much glory to this versatile athlete, for Ravenous on the gridiron carries the punch of a tractor and a speed of his own. Speaking of punches recalls our first meeting, at the Freshman-Sophomore Smoker when Donald dispensed the manly art with a pair of padded gloves, ami left a memorable impression—especially on his opponent. We predict Don will continue to batter down obstacles and that Failure will toss in the sponge. 65 j Xavier High Joe claims to find life a pleasant experience, although we leel he has spent half of it in a laboratory at chemical research or the dissection of harmless cals in search for their vital principle. Duff has the virtue of doing things right or not at all, whether they be convincing irreconcilables at psychology or hurtling irretrievables at handball, lie counterbalances his discovery of the psychic and analysis of the chemical with triumphs on the concrete where successive years have found him a mem lx r of the championship team that represented '26. The Mendel Club numbers Joe among that distinguished group of scientific investigators and we imagine that the hours he has spent compounding the elements have not been in vain and even the mending of broken hearts has been all in the interests of surgery. He has made the most of that pleasant life of his. with its work and its play, and the devotion he has given to science, science will return. 66 1Hoboken High JOHN L. FARRELL, B.S. Leo, Jack J aroon Staff 1 JjEO is one of those apparently quiet and shy fellows. VVe might say here that “apparently” is used advisedly and appearances are very deceiving. I he Hoboken Terror has built up quite a reputation lor himsell as a diem councillor. In fact he might well wish that the cards he draws on Saturday nights would look as good as his report card. Poker? Well, er—. Leo s class schedule made some of his personal athletic aspirations shrink but we know of few more ardent followers of Fordham teams at home and abroad. Basketball and baseball were his delight and stories are still told of the fellow who couldn’t talk lor a week, because he cheered so hard! Such is the man. Wc might mention similar episodes of the Jerseyite's career, but we pause lest we embarrass him. Good luck, Leo. and may your future reports show progress as at Fordham, and may your mark in life be as high as it was in studies here.Rtufis Hitih LUIOUil! BUI has Ween a Fordhamite but a short time, having studied at Holy Cross, he has been known to many of us in our Prep days as an ambitious student and a valued friend, the more so because of his quiet reserve and natural dignity. He is the fortunate possessor of an all too rare "happy personality ’ a keen mind and a scintillating wit. I hese characteristics have cemented many friendships lor him. While Bill is not by nature an athlete, nevertheless he has made up for this deficiency by being one of the most enthusiastic rooters of the college. His presence is noted at every game. Were we called upon in a convention to propose him for an elective office, we feel certain that we could simply say "Gentlemen. Biff Farrell. ” and the position would be his. He leaves an enviable record behind him ami the good wishes of his numerous acquaintances will last long after diplomas have molded and crumbled into dust. [68]i JOSEPH D. FERHONE. A.B. Re if is High............................................................Joe Dramatic Assoc. 1, 2, 3- President 4 Mendel Club 7 Class Treasurer 3 dice C tub2, , 4. Jiderrolt. Contest . 7 Prom Committee f .-Pres, .llhletie Jssociation 4 Debate Council 1. 2. 3 Class Secretary I H ANDSOME indeed, with a smile to be envied; Jot s honors were greatest when he was in Prep, and in college his collective instinct toward medals remained unweakened. Prizes and praises came more naturally to Joe than chemistry conditions to the rest of the class, and although he ambitiously carried all elective sciences to the amazement of his fellows, he not only survived but succeeded admirably. Unharmed bv his dexterity in studies, Joe always found time lor attending to the extra-curricular. Those in which it was possible to participate found Joe taking part. As President of the Mimes and Mummers, he has presided over many a tumultuous meeting and brought order out of chaos. Who has not applauded him on the college stage as actor, orator, songster and debater? I lis calm wisdom coupled with his comradely attitude won him a host of well-wishers at Fordham. Some men at the college may have made more acquaintances, but few have gathered more friends.- Mike, Bis i HENRY GEORGE FISSELL. A.B. St. Benedict's High........................................ Debate I 'oiuifif 2, ». Historian -4 Maroon Staff 4 Great in achievement and rich in civic pride, Biss has to all appearances outgrown his birthright as a native of Jersey. Yet evenings tind him hidden away in the kindly obscurity of the fogs that hover on the Hudson. The philosophy across that lordly river appears to be a code of “being different and individual, ” but Henry’s mental independence has piqued many a professor, and the days when I'iss scorned any and every scholastic argument are legion. This Jerseyite, it seems, like the Missourian, must be shown. As a classmate, Henry has approached the ideal, tempering metaphysical discussions with a flow of lightsome chatter, agreeable in all but one respect: that a disputant must have more than fifty minutes in which to state his case. Henry is for law, and woe betide his rivals when the “argumenlum ad homines” begins to flv through a one-way passage of logic. Good luck to you, I'iss: we know few who are so well equipped.WILLIAM A. FITZGERALD, A.B. St. Benedict’s 11 igh...............................................Fitz, Bill Debait' Council 2. I'ar.rilj t'oolball .ifsi. JIf r. Harfeeler Ctub The Student Commuting Medal, if there be one, should be awarded to the owner of the hind face above. From Irvington, X. J., to Fordham every day, came with the morning, William, never known to consult the Prefect, deploring the service. Among Fitzic’s major activities during his years here. Debating, Oratory and Salesmanship occupy the limelight. When Fitz mounted the rostrum and sent his Demosthenian pyrotechnics hurtling tier over tier, his audience was moved as never before. In Sophomore year. William Anthony entered the Oratorical Contest, the first to be held since the war. Although he did not gain the prize, he covered himself with glory. Last of W illiam s ventures is salesmanship. lie could sell a dying man a suit of clothes and then talk him into buying an extra pair of pants. On graduation day, it will not be surprising to sec many of New York’s leading houses vying for our Fitzie’s services. No matter what, we have confidence. “Ad altiora, ” Bill.iV 'Sfflfe' BERNARD H. FITZPATRICK, A.B. .V, inter Deltaic L tnnetI J. 4 Rani Stuff . 4 Ha raster Club 5. 4 Dai Sluitcnt.i Soi ati p I. . Prom Committee 5 Dramatic . ■•■•octalion 4 .Ltd. Prefect 4 Bern ic, Ftlz . 1 a root i Staff 4 RkCAIJ.ING the pleasant memories of our stay at Fordham, we feel assured that one of the links strengthening our rosary of thought has heen made the more secure l y our acquaintance with Benue. The welfare of the class was to him something in the nature of a personal trust and he fell its various responsibilities. His dignity on the rostrum and the ease with which he dabbled in logical complications are among the finest recollections we have. His contributions to the Rant have been a great factor in its success. As treasurer of the.llaroon, he has challenged our editorial efforts to match Ins brilliant financial faculties, and in such competition we are necessarily found wanting. In the Debating Society, Bennie's honesty, sincerity and talent have combined to hold out hope to his audience, waiting upon his words. In many ways, his high place in a class chronology has long been assured, and we venture a sate prediction: He will talk his way to fame. 1996 [72]JOHN B. FITZPATRICK, A.B. Brooklyn Prep Jock. Fitz Jiijin Staff 1. 2. , 4 Track I. 2 Debate Council . JJaroon Staff . J roi» Committee I I accepter Club w ITHIN the heart oi Jack Filz there abides the pleasant union of smiles and sympathies. He is our own Don Marquis; from his "Rumblings.’ humor column of the weekly paper, emanates the full flow of a rich sixth sense, whether it be laughable witticism or quiet satire. For the past three years, his humorous aspect of campus affairs, especially the art of borrowing cigarettes and lamentations ot gastronomic conditions, has been an unfailing antidote lor the Wednesday morning blues. So much so that to Jack goes the task of brightening the pages ot our Maroon with the gayer reminiscences ot our college days. Any Friday afternoon finds Jack (very serious of mien, as the fun-making literati are supposed to lx ) grinding out the next week s laughter from the keys ot a typewriter, in his quiet, philosophic way. Perhaps we have in our midst an embryonic New York columnist, but at least it is an unbeatable combination tor happiness, that of humorist and philosopher. 1976 [K] ROBERT H. ELY NX. A.B. A m Rochelle IItph....................................Hob, Flinni .Maroon Staff • Cbw Secretary 2. 4 I ar.rity boot halt . . . ,M r. J. 2 I arsth Sxoinnntna Jlanaaer -t Hunt Committee Harvester Club 1. 2 Debate Council 4 Down from New Rochelle came Hob. and Fordham lias l een hetler ever since. After lie grew (oo big for the school system there and alighted at the Rose Hill portals of learning. Hob lias been a mainstay to the Athletic Association. As assistant manager of football, he served willingly lorn the start of his Freshman year. He has done every thing but keep training rules, breathing as lie does through a large and ripened pipe, which has long since been able to stand unaided. When the swimming team took its place in the ranks oi Fordham athletics, Rohbit was delegated to look after its fortunes with a managerial eye. He kept the minutes of many hectic meetings during his terms as class secretary and we are indebted for his services on the Prom and Ring Committees. Hob lias found himself a place in the hearts of faculty and students alike and we suggest that you mark his progress alter the sheepskin has been carefully tucked in his pocket. 1916 r ?■ ] V JAMES J. FOLEY, A.B. Crosby High, Cotin. Presult-n! oj Hoarders 4 Connecticut Club President 4 Spike, Jim ( lee Club 2. }. Intercollegiate Contest Hoarders' Soda till J, 2. . 4 To acquaint the outside world with the qualities of Jim is a task for a nobler pen. From the dav he first set foot on Ford ham's soil, Connecticut's loss was our gain. Spike has always been conspicuous in music. As baritone in the Glee Club, he has been one of the most faithful and talented in that organization and when one of the boys spied a piano cuddling in the corner, you coidd hear the front row shout “Hi! A piano—and Foley," for few can maneuver such musical race riots among the whites and blacks of an ivory keyboard. Handsome men are usually self-conscious, but not Spike. President of the Connecticut Club, President of the Boarders, he has combined the things that really count to leave unknowing feminine conquests and collective masculine respect lying in his wake. A piano, a drawing-room and—Jim—with Ills flowing tongue and his grown-up bovishness and his smile that is essentially Folev, we want no more than these. 19'261 [ 75 ]Ml Hallows Prep EGGIE is one ol I hose cpiiet, good-natured individuals who impress vou not only with personality Iml with size. Sturdy ami well-built he was of welcome assistance in the hectic days ol Sophomore when the unruly Freshmen had to be subdued. His work on the class lootball team has helped us win many a game. Yet his athletic prowess is not his only asset. Reserved and studious by nature, he also possesses a distinct personality. I hrough fleeting hours we have listened interestedly to his learned discourse on politics, the World War or the World Series his opinions are as varied as they are interesting. He has always been willing to help out, no matter what demand was made of him, and in whatever undertaking he co-operated, we could rely on him for his best. He is a prince of a fellow, this pal-in need. Rep, a friend whom we shall not easily forget. [76] RICHARD I. FOY, A.H. Ford ham Prep IhiiW.ficr L tub . -I .Monthly Sinff Prom C omnultec Dot Students’ Sodotilv 1. 2. Dick. Rich .l nroon Stuff 4 Bon homme Richard. generous and good-natured to a fault, his presence m our midst has been a source of constant pleasure. Dick has already made his mark in the world of letters as the Fordham .Monthly will testify and although he is pointing for the legal profession, it will occasion no surprise among his friends if he indulges his weakness for the ink-spotted manuscript as a side-line. During our Freshman and Sophomore years, there was a prevalent opinion to the effect that Dick was quiet and home-loving in his way. Then came the Junior Prom: on that famous night he acquired a very definite and lasting status as a social being, and several other stepping outbursts have marked him since. However, it is the Fov of the Campus whom we will remember, the unassuming Foy who rated highest in a Latin examination competitive among all Jesuit colleges, the Foy whose hosts of friends are whispering now, "Bon voyage, bon horn me.” mo [77]Xavier Ilifjh LOUIS R. FUGAZY. A.B. Lou, Louie dice Club "J. I itrsii'Z fiiuehnll .Issl. I Prom Committee J VY 1C arc tempted to look on Lou as the modern version of Peek’s Bad Bov. irrepressible, full of lun and victor of a thousand pugilistic skirmishes. The spontaneity in Ins nature is influenced by environment Lou lives in Greenwich Village and is more than proud of it—making him a man of the world. 1 his explains his "savoir taire and the acquirements which, linked with the principles he gathered here, should insure him a place in the world of business. Lou has a marked musical ability and he found time to liven the Glee Club with his melodious tenor tones. As for other activities, he has always been conspicuous in supporting those things that constitute Fordham. All his characteristics naturally combine to make him a huge addition at any party and a |K rsonal friend worth having. Rumor has it that he may study law and. while we wish him well, we rely on his vivacity to overcome the tedium of the courts.Regis High EDMUND A. GARDE. A.B. Ed Glee Club 2, I'atvily Football 4 I're.ihnitin lnsr mll . Utiultl I !n . 4 In Garde we trust! The Freshman who didn’t “know his matter,’ adopting this slogan, was seldom disappointed. However, although Eddie was one of the stars of the class as far as preparing studies was concerned, that didn't prevent him from doing his hit as a member of the Varsity football and Freshman baseball squads. Ed’s serious countenance readily resolves itself into one ol the most expansive and engaging grins we have ever seen, and it is not within the memory ol man that Ed was seen excited. Biology has claimed him, but the investigation of the interiors of sundry cats has not soured him. His melodious baritone may be ranked among the best the Glee Club boasts, and his six feet odd makes him an imposing figure in a tux. It looks as though Ed were headed lor medical school, and when he hangs out his shingle, we will remember the old motto and trust in Ga rde.EUGENE V. GEIGLE, A.B. Xavier i h......................................................... Gene Orchestra I, 2, . 4 Musical Club . President 4 Hand J. 4 Jliiroan Staff 4 Ik we were to portray the spirit of collegiate jazz, whom would wc select as our model? Wc believe it would be Gene Geigle. Euphonious, that name, isn’t it? The members of the band thought so and sang his praises by electing him President. Few instruments exist which do not yield melody to his touch. He lends harmony to anything and he makes noise so unobtrusively! Gene always threatens to laugh, whatever the joke, in fact the only thing he takes seriously is music. As a member of the Prom Committee, he was instrumental in securing instrumental music to the taste of all and his fox-trot orchestration of the "Ram terminated the crescendo. We have a leaning toward the tonal art ourselves; we entertain future ideas of reviewing operas and musical comedies. When we apply for that position, we expect our employer to ask. "What do you know about music?” In triumph and pride will come our answer. "Gene Geigle!” 1976SALVATORE CHARLES GIANGRANDE, A.B. De Wilt Clinton.....................................................Sal Snlesian ln tt(tils 1 Debate Council 2. Glee Club 2. , ■! SaL enjoys the honor of breaking Seminary walls which could not contain his Ariel spirit, yet mundane and permeated with the atmosphere of Greenwich Village. Like Prospero’s fleet-looted messenger, Salvatore is a dilettante at music vocally and manually, for he is a charter member of those who sing while they work not in class for that is not the workshop—and his Ariel-like diffidence disappeared when he swelled his chest in rhythm to Ken Bailey's master-hand. His baritone, un-Ariel-like in volume, boomed forth, followed by satisfactory nods among the audience, who insinuated faciall v that our Sat was in there doing his best. But, the end of these little citations must always be serious for here we frame words that ever touch the hearts of true friends—“Farewell and good luck.” Sal has been that friend from the beginning and his stylish form will he among those most distinct in our memories even to the twilight of our days. [81] iarmu er Hi tilt - CjrOOD things come in small packages. The wise ones had our subject in mind when they made this assertion, for Gift, small in stature, possesses qualities which in kind and number offstand his natural framework. A trip from Newark daily would quench most men’s thirst for learning, but not Gift’s; he craves it, and as proof, spends most of his time in the Physics ami Chem labs. Incidentally, in the pursuance of these subjects, he has made a profound impression upon his profs who declare that if assiduity is the keynote of success, then Gift will be a luminary when he makes medicine his chosen plunge. Whenever strange sounds rumbled across the Campus, investigation disclosed that our Gift was vodehng with the Glee C lub. Besides these diversions, the amiable and admirable classmate still finds time to do plenty of stepping in his home town, missing as few dances there as he does classes here. A commendable record, ye mighty atom. [82]HENRY FRANCIS GOFF, A.B. St. Peter s Prep...................................................................Harry, Gu ' Gtce {.tub -. . - . ntcrcotteyialc (. ntc. l , 4 Day Student. ' Sodality 4 JL URING the past four years, three momentous events have occurred in the placid life of the above pictured cavalier: the first was his matriculation at Ford-ham, the second was his Might from Jersey to New York and the third phenomenon happened on his lip. One of the keenest dressers in the class, he was often described as "petit” during those eras when his moustache flourished. Lefty has entered whole-heartedly into many phases of Fordham life. At meetings of the Glee Club he sings first tenor, and the wheel of a Packard he swings first rate. On the tennis and handball courts, his leit stroke is deadly. Among his fellow-students, Harry is a retiring young man. During Junior, Harry conducted extensive research in Physical Science. Laboratory work consisted in expeditions of an internal-combustion engine to Princeton and other rival institutions. His handling of a car bodes well; it is the triumph of mind over matter, and future wagers will make Harry an odds-on choice.lid, Knute resliman Baseball I !:r jrhnian Basketball 1 Ram Staff 1. 2 I ALL and handsome, meticulously attired, firm in his convictions, and possessed of a distinctive personality, J. Edmund has pursued that philosophy of life known as the "Via Media ’ Any one might he proud of these qualifications, hut beyond all this Ed practices the precepts of good fellowship and with his geniality has graced many a social circle. At Xavier, the scene of his Prep activities, he captained a company; played basketball; strode the boards and maintained a high scholastic average. A review of his years at Fordham indicates a further expansion of these accomplishments, and we find him acting in "Allison’s Lad” and "Henry VIII,” playing Varsity football and basketball and taking part in class affairs. Ed typifies the American business man of the "go-getter” variety. The field of his future activity will be in one of the nation’s most progressive industries —cinema production. From our meagre notes it is readily perceived that I. Edmund cannot be denied success. [80 1976 Brooklyn Prep Clem dee Ctuh 2. . 4 Intercolleyinte Contest Day Shu ents' Sodality I. 2. J, 4 Prom Committee Harvester Club 2. OnK would not expect to find Graees full of life. Yet so lie is and if lie be a paradox, we are bind ot them, for lie lias a wealth of happiness and harmony. W henever we wanted to hear a quartet, we told him to stand there while we went looking for two tenors and a baritone. Publicly, C cm is best known as a celebrated basso ol Fordham’s vocal troubadours and privately we accede to him the peerless romance of the wandering minstrel singing the lyric ol life and enjoying it. finding willing listeners everywhere. C em hails from Brooklyn where men are proverbially themselves and the B-MT is a constant menace to the Ford ha inward tourist. Yet his punctuality in the mornings is as consistent as in the evenings, his head as efficient in the day as his feet at night. Clem takes his place where the scholastic path meets the social. Good cheer quickens memory and Clem’s will be a beacon in later years. [85] tKS'mi C dihedral Prep HOMAS LEO HALPIN, A.B. Cathedral Collette 1. 2. Tom i OUIK'I, curly-haired, blue-eyed lad slipped into the class roll call during Septeinlier, ready to start with us the last lap of our Diploma Steeplechase. Three of Tom’ f college years had been spent at Cathedral but he seemed to have shaken off the shadows of the spires just in time, and we were not too late to make the acquaintance of a pleasant fellow-traveler, journeying with us on the road to More-Things-Known. We were glad to meet this new acquisition to the class and through the last year of the grind Tom has been a welcome addition when a group of the boys get together outside the class. Within the walls, he is a very different young man, endowed with the happy faculty of saying nothing, taking almost all that the professor has to say and giving it back again at the time for the test. Tom’s future, we hope, will also have reason to be glad he came around. K( ] 1976 yj11- GEORGE A. HAMMER. A.B. bordham Prep Varsity Track . 2, . 4. Captain Harvester Chib 1, 2, . 4 Dramatic . sroriatian I Claes l ice-President 1 Dance Committee 1. 5. C ban man I Debate (. nuncil - - Red Maroon Staff 4 From the da v of our first Inter-Mural Track Meet when, as a Freshman, Red raced down the cinders into first place in the " 100” and into the hearts of all of us, he proceeded to establish for himself a record of achievement as noteworthy as any in the annals of old Rose Hill. Here wc have a very versatile man. For, not content with such athletic-honors as being first in the class to win his ”F. ” brack Captain in Junior and Coach of the Prep in Senior, he set out to conquer other fields, ihc Varsity Play, the Jlaroon and our dances in Freshman and Junior all owe a great measure of their success to his personality and business ability. Whatever lines of endeavor George may pursue, we feel sure that the same measure of success will l e meted out to him in the future, enabling him to take his place among the leaders on the track that is known as Life. 19 26 [8"]CHARLES LEROY HAN NELLY. A.B. ...........................................Bud, Manager arrester Club I, 2, . 4 Debate Canned I. 2. . Censor 4 Regis High................................ Varsity Basketball , sst. . A . I. 2. . Jttir. 4 Ham Sta I 2. Prom I omnuttee If Bud lacks something (we do not know just what), he compensates for it in energy. As debater, member of the Ram staff and basketball manager, he has led an active life at Fordham. Vet not a dabbler, but an enthusiastic worker, he has managed to bring each undertaking to a conclusion. Bud’s ability as an extempore speaker is well known, not only to his forensic comrades, but to classmates and professors alike. His labors for the Rum and Ins skillful management of the whirlwind basketball team have elicited just praise. He reaches the heights in the advertising line. A record attendance at our Prom was brought largely by his publicity campaign. Vet the diversity of these activities did not hamper the earnestness of any one of them. A likeable personality, a keen business ability, made Bud popular among the nu n in the class. We are confident that lie cannot fail. 1996 [«8JWILLIAM ARTHUR HARRINGTON, A.B. Re pit High....................................................Harry, Artie Ireshmon frock I DR ASS bands, with all their blatant heraldry shall never announce the approach of Harry, not that he will not deserve it. but he is of the sort that would not permit it. Harry came to us with a reputation as a runner and quite established himself as such by winning all his races in the Inter-Class Games in Freshman year a year when races had ( » be won and every point was a coveted thing to attain our deliverance from our enemies, the Sophs. It is only occasionally that we are able to glean anything that would give us a glimpse into the personal attributes of Harry, but infrequent as such insight may be, it is sufficient to reveal to us a character that is thoroughly likeable and distinctive of a lnend. Harry intends to bullet the waves of life on the bark ot education. His pupils, by merely following his example oi unboasted capabilities, will absorb a great deal that is worth while.J (' ■ ' Hiifh THOMAS VINCKNT HAYES. A.B. Sparky, lorn Calhahtil College . 2 I)unloadic Daj Stud fill. ' Soda lily 4 I OJl is the result of an equation: personality plus adaptability plus perseverance plus optimism. Although he has been with us but a brie! year, he has made many friends on the Campus. You might ask us the secret ol this popularity and. prepared, we would answer, mentioning his lasting smile, his ready wit. Then, if you knew Tom, you would refer to the Olympic record to see if he had been awarded a prize for the standing broad grin. Before entering our class, lorn prepared at Dunwoodie Seminary, but the fates had other things in store for him. Tom has been an ideal student but when, at times, we found his lecture chair vacant during the morning session, we assumed that the previous evening had not been entirely spent in intellectual pursuits. We may forget Phil osophv and other things, but as long as our mind can con-e memories of friends like these with a charm and a smile—it shall serve usJinx, Abe JAMES JOSEPH MEALY, A.B. Refits High......................................................... Glee Club 2. , 4 Maroon Staff 4 Debate Council 4 Band 4 Day Students’ Sodality , 4 Orchestra 4 arrester Club 4 I vOOK at his photograph and guess why we call him Abe. He has, also, the traits of rugged simplicity and honesty in common with the famous rail-splitter, even though he was not horn in Kentucky. .Jinx's musical accomplishments manifest themselves in many ways. The Glee Club knows him as one ol its stellar tenors. He has added atmosphere to the Varsity plays as a member of the Orchestra. lie has strengthened the morals of Fordham teams with the blasts of his trumpet in the band and mastered besides the music of the ivory keyboard. Thus, he is enrolled in every musical organization of the College. In point of mental achievement Jinx stood in the front rank ol our class classicists and it was up to him to maintain it in Philosophy, lie's still there. Not even acid analysis could dissolve the perpetual laugh from his lips. If he knows his sin )' in medicine as he did at Fordham the funerals will not be large.F. MONROE HEDGECOCK, B.S. Poughkeepsie, X. Y........................... .l em et Cliih 2 Hoarders’Sodality t. 2. ». Secretary V He doe. flitch VV K conic lo lied ye, Girls, don’t write us for Ins address. Hedge has one true love—for Ford ham. After diligent pre-medical preparation he ventured Medical School, only to find that Fordham was much dearer to him. He came hack to us, and vc are glad, for he has not only helped arrange dates for Seniors through the medium of the switchboard hut has also helped them in Biology, where he has instructed faithfully. Hedge talks to us with ease about the sympathetic system of the Amphibian and Medulla Oblongata of the Mammals. Next year he plans to tackle medicine again. The world’s fortune to you. Doc. Philosophically speaking.—Monroe transmits majors, denies antecedents, and jostles with vicious circles with the greatest of profundity and ease. Ye Kantians beware, for tradition is strong—the Jlonroe Doctrine is still effective. lledt c is an ideal fellow. He may not set the medical world afire. Still we shall expect to see the sparks fly. 19 9 6 [92]Xavier High PAUL A. H EE LAN, A.B. Pol. Rope Orchestra 2. Dap Students Sodality Pi I I,, it our Latin serves us right, comes Irom parvus and means small, and, continuing on the classics, we have .Hullurn in Parvo which in Ford ham means Paul. Thus, wc return to our subject. Before he ever sauntered through the Memorial Gate he traveled under the sobriquet X'oi.te. and his lungs at every football game have been sponsors to that christening. Though there is none ot the cow bov in him, the boys have called him Rope, for he lias the distinction of standing behind half the cigars smoked at Fordham during the past four years. Pol's heart and his height are in inverse ratio. Add to this a magnitude of brain and you will realize that when he puts heart and soul and brain into the strings of a violin, the total proves superlative. His philosophy is unique: It will all be the same in a hundred years and so we think it shall be. These thoughts of him will live that long if we do. [93]GEORGE W. HELFERICH, A.B. RegU 11 ia I ...................................George We arc inclined to think that George is one of the “still water runs deep" variety. He does not manifest a superabundance of stored-up energy here at Fordham nor does he caper around like a Douglas Fairbanks but, for all this, there have been vague rumors regarding the reasons. Someone has spread the news that George's ulteriors do considerable shuffling on the polished floors of Corona and, hence, most of his surplus vitamines are expended in this way. George’s mental depth is ample for the Scholastic Philosophy he has been imbibing. Quiet, yet ever prepared for heresy, unassuming exteriorly but elaborate interiorly, he is the type of student a professor delights to face. George has not confided to us his ‘‘line of attack in life, but we feel that when reflection and analysis are lacking in some earthly spot, George will be there to supply both functions of modern brains like feathers on an egg wanting and wanted.; 'V A k EDWARD F. HUBER. A.B. Paterson Ili.i i F.d, Edit if i hih 2. . 4. Inlcrcollfiiiiilf C in ,'.• . 4 .J iinmn Stall 4 J'ar.utu Tfnni.t J trCHOING loud from the Palisades that front his native Jersey s rocky shore, comes the sound of Ed's cannonade. That is his heritage to posterity: Hu her s Line, not like Hindenburg's of tragic memory, but a philosophical barrage as hot and hectic as the famous Prussian pride. He fired his musketry oi logic till objecting syllogisms had not a postulate on which to lay their heads. His voice has rung out too in another cause, upholding the baritone end of the Glee Club, which has included his name in every program since its inception. The tennis courts have long been his stamping ground, so that he has l ecome quite adept at the net game, and during the Spring and Fall we find him regularly in Father Bertollero’s screened arena meeting all comers and acquitting himself nobly. Ed’s congenial disposition and reliable voice will remain in our memories even (hough the mists of Time efface many other events of college days. 19 7 6 O]JOHN T. IRISH, A.B. Regis High..............................................................Johnny, Jack Close Foothill I 2. , 4 C lass in 1. 2. . 4 Prom Committee Class Bo-tkethiiU J. 2. . 4 Close Seryeo ol-at- .terns 2. » W E were eighteen years old before we learned that Irish can be more than a nationality; it is a good humor, the state of mind one achieves on holding a royal flush or finishing a hearty meal, or being Iri.tli. Johnny has that sort of voice which is distinctive—more adaptable to the diamond's classic ‘‘Get two” or "Eight-ball m the side,” than to an operatic solo. Perhaps it was that voice that first set up a vibration around our heartstrings and made him most popidar in the class, but we are rather inclined to believe that it was that certain something which some call wit. others call humor and we call Irish. Johnny's batting in the Good-Fellowship League is the only record which can eclipse Ins remarkable averages with the class athletic teams. We can picture the chaos of handshakes at our class reunions: then Irish arrives, smiling, talking. The meeting mat proceed.ALBERT F. KAELIN, A.13. Brooklyn Prey At. Perl Brooklyn College 1 Claw Baseball 1. 2 Class Track 1. 2 Bay Students’ Sodalitv 2. . 4 Debate Council I, 2 Al began liis Jesuit training at Brooklyn Prep, just across the bridge, and after graduation kept going through the college there for a year. when it was discontinued. From that day hence, Perl has made his daily pilgrimages to the Bronx, and the Bronx has shown marked progress in the last three years. Al vented his athletic skill on the diamond and the track and we remember vet that the bat and the baton were threatening weapons in the hands of our speedster from the Borough Beyond. When we scan the serious eyes with their tendency to twinkle, when we know the fine sympathetic nature beneath, we have then a composite ol Perl. Combining as he does the essentials of right living in a social order such as ours, we would say that his only fault, if it be a fault, is devotion to Brooklyn. We hope to go up the Golden Stairs with Perl, to hear him say, “Not so good,—you should see Brooklyn.” 1996 [97]j swi tJ GEORGE I. KEARNS. A.B. Fordham Prep..........................................Gcorpit, Gorgeous Dau Slndcnls" Sodality 1. 2. . J Class Football I. . 4 I "arsitv Fool ha 11 2 Dance Committee 2. . 4 Harvester Club I. 2 Dapper and decorous, “dudish” and democratic, George has laughed Ins way through four years of classes, socials and athletics. An athlete and student, George has recogni .ed the limits of the gridiron and syllogism and has carefully piloted his hark through the respective channels ol the classroom and the arena. The ladies, we susjx-ct, will turn first of all to this page, as George’s weakness for and power over the coy rlma'ons were the first and most noticeable traits that we all observed in his character. His appearance at Fordham dances has ever added a touch of true collegiate color in dress, in poise anti in grace. We h ave no doubt of George's future. Its success is assured and we will hear from him fraternally and professionally, tinting with a vivid personality the life of his companions in the world. “Au revoir, ” Georgie, for certainly it is not good-hv—George cannot fade from our memories in the years to come. 1996 [98]r 3 a: WILLIAM J. KENNEY, A.B. AV. John s High, Mass............................. lioan ers ’ Sinlahlg I, 2. , 7 Class Football 2. . 7 Connecticut Club . 7 Maroon Staff 7 »' , . .V Hail to the orator from quaint New Britain, tucked away in tile rolling hills of New England, six sprang into the spotlight hack in hazy Freshman days by his muscular value to our colt eleven. Bill, realizing that it is not how strong you are, hut how much you know, became a studious Sophomore, and in Junior and Senior the philosophy he expounded made us blush in ignorance. Socially a gentleman, athletically a strong man, oratorically an English-speaking Demosthenes, yet, like all great men. Bill has a fault and the overwhelming vote he received as the sleepiest man in the class was an ungodly landslide. His active mind needs rest, and six will give to anything whatever it needs. Bill is big, big at heart, with big plans for the future and we hope that the years that are to be will bring health, wealth anti big prosperity to six Kenney, a good fellow, a good friend. f 19 96 [99]EUGENE A. KING. A.B. Gene. Prof Orchestra 4 Regis High - ......................................... f Ue L tub 2, . 4. Infeivolfeiiiale Contest . 4 Class HatuWaH 3. 4 Debate Council I. 2. Students' .Sodality 1, 2 XT . FiERE is lhe gentleman before whom cosines call tor their avuncular relatives, apothegms rise ami do the double shuttle, and Echo answers “Why not?" that analytical brow, that accurate eye have won deserved popularity in 26. tor this is a man whose watchword is Sincerity. Earnestness is the secret o! Oene -r success in every venture and this, with an admirable disposition, makes a character with which it has been a privilege to spend four years. (true is best known as the cleverest handball player of the past decade. I hrough Ins efforts this sport had a big boom and he, besides winning the singles title, was the nucleus of several tournament-winning teams. In the Glee Club and Debate Council, Gene further enhanced his reputation by excellent service. Gene goes into life a paradox: a mathematician with a sense of humor. I h«it he will combine both faculties for a notable success is our earnest wish anti firmest conviction.Rents High 'restun an Hose halt I homotir .Issocialton 2 Itnoi tiers ’ SoJolthj I. 2. . 4 Babe, IT a Vi ALT was taken home on a stretcher one Friday night dangerously ill; on Saturday we prayed tor him; on Sunday the reports were discouraging, hut Tuesday morning he staggered into the class-room for the final in Psychology. Greater zeal than this hath no man. Baseball is Babe’s hobby and his record stands conspicuous even on that Freshman nine whose standing was superlative. He won every game he pitched and batted five hundred besides, which speaks lor itself. All the members ol that club took to IFall—in batting practice—but opponents found him a determined and hostile young man. We have often wondered what allured him to the life ol a boarder with his home in easy commuting distance. There are two alternatives: an attraction at Fordham or a distraction at Astoria; we prefer the former. Research work in the Physics lab and the companionship especially of Foley, his roommate, explain all. If better friendships are to lie built. Walter holds the formula. RALPH LEGER LANDRY, A.B, Regis Uuth......................................................Tex- Iaman Vanity Baseball 2. 5. Captain 4 Class Football I. 2. . 4 Freshmeni Basketball Varsitu Basketball 2. ». 4 Freshman Baseball I i I IK score against Rutgers was one to one in the tenth, bordham had two out and a man on first until Landry hatted one over second base and chased the runner home. We were one of the crowd that cheered Nice work, 'lex, up to the dressing room. "Mad to do it." said The Iceman, "dinners getting cold. ’ ’ Such is the philosophy of Tex, our hest athlete, who takes things as they come, whether thev be line drives, foul goals or forward passes. Pointing to tin: record of the 1926 baseball season, we announce triumphantly that Tex was captain, and let the daily sport writers trumpet his glory. Tex was one of the live who blazed the collegiate trail in basketball and one of the eleven who crashed through the lines of class football. It may not be Tex of the diamond, the court, the gridiron, whom we will remember, but rather the universal idea of athlete, optimist and good fellow which he so eminently personifies. 1976 [102]THOMAS F. LEAHY, A.B. ill Hallows Prep Class Football . 4 Debale Council . 4 From Committee » Jfaroon Staff 4 Dai Students’ Sodaliti - Tom, lntck Prefect 4 W HEN Tom had exhausted the store of knowledge at All Hallows, Fordham was chosen for his further endeavors. As a student, Tom was always in there giving his best, which generally was quite good enough. For several seasons. Buck was listed on the Varsity roster of pigskin chasers, and he has been known to dash around the track just for exercise. The fair ones are intrigued by his famous Ipana smile, and he is so used to their compliments that he merely throws out his chest and continues with a “line" such as is commonly used for the family wash. His well-oiled tongue earned him the sobriquet of the H ard Healer, and, when Buck gets going, all that is needed to complete the picture is the diamond stickpin and the black cigar. Tom cli«l good work on the Prom Committee, and we are sure that the same genial nature which made him so well liked on the Campus, will blaze his path to prosperity. C 103 ]Stui cesant Hitfh UK KM AN D. LEDERFIND. B.S. Dutch, Hf, C ii.r.t i'oolbnll 1. 2. . 4 I) f 'TCH is the happy-go-lucky type , never letting anything worry him. Always ready to lend a helping hand to anything which will keep up the spirit of the class, he played a stellar role on our Freshman team at tackle, being a regular for the entire season. We think that the only thing which prevented him from being a Varsity luminary is the fact that a difficult scholastic schedule deterred him from trying out for the team. However, Dutch did find time to play on the class elevens and his spectacular defensive work contributed largely to our victories. During Senior it was his fortune (?) to be seated closest to the door. So to him fell the task of taking the attendance. With no efficiency experts to check him up, no one ever found fault with Dutch’s tallies. We will never forget Dutch (and incidentally his pipe). If his scalpel fails to cure a patient we are sure that his pleasant disposition will effect a cure.JOSEPH F. LEE. A.B. Joe. Jo lee Regis High doss Football 2. . V ( lass foxing . 2 Prom Lonmullee ) Class Iiaskelbatl 7 Pag Shutouts' Sodality 2. , 7 If this were Joe corporeally instead ol pictorially he would say no more. A quiet, whole-hearted fellow, Joe is ready to sacrifice much in the name ol friendship. A sturdy, willing fellow, he has done his best for the class, when as a boxer in Freshman and Sophomore he fought for our independence and honor. He is a man of the out-doors whose activities have brought him credit, for he has been a familiar figure on the football field at Fordham and has striven well for Alma Mater. In the summer, he spends his time in camp, whence come rumors of his prowess. Although Joe has not been found wanting in the world of sport, yet his endeavors there have not weaned him from studies. His real worth and wholesome personality have won us. and though never effusive, he has met us all —always with a genial smile. It is that zeal, that sense ol duly that will carry him far, for his success as athlete and student point out that the future is bright.Kepi I ifl t JAMES V. LENNON. A.B. J'al. .Jim 'le.t innm hootball I In the category of the unassuming we place I at. He showed us what Addison meant when he said: “A friendship that makes the least noise is often the most useful. ” Like most quiet persons, J’al is a student and deep thinker. From Freshman translations of the Greek until orals in Senior, he has been a top-notch scholar, and in the race for class honors, has pressed the leaders for four years, and was never scholastically winded. Airaid lest all work and no play would make him a dull boy, like jack of old, nl presented himself to the Frosh football coach and became a valuable member of that valiant aggregation, in those years gone by when 192b seemed far away. This is of necessity only a rambling account of a few of the outstanding virtues oi one of Fordham's sons, but our theme is that none dare dislodge from .Jim’s college-day reputation, the laurels that belong to a student, a friend and a gentleman.s do we come upon Barney, the junior partner of Wallace, Lester Co., Jersey commuters de luxe. The arduous trip from the lair of the mosquitoes to the mansions ot education weary him into silence before he sets foot on the winding path where, mixing with the hurrying groups, he retires into another day of obscurity. Scarce are the words he utters, but they are opportune. Standing on the fringe of a circle ol men regretting collectively that the exam had not been easier, he will release some subtle consolation that halos over the ring and leaves a better aspect there. So, the missioner from Jersey serves a welcome purpose. Barney is primarily a student, and when he leaves the portals, diploma in hand, the distinguished physicians had better look to their laurels, for he has a retort and a solution for anything chemical. With that golden gift ol silence and that unboasted knowledge, all ready to rise to occasion, Barney should climb to the final round. 1976 [107]GABRIEL M. L1EGEY, A.B. Brooklyn Prep..........................................................(jobe Glee Club 2. , 4. Intercoil. Content}, Cond. 4 IIarrester Club , 4 Debate Council Director, Treasurer 2, , 4 Dramatic Association I. J Prom Committee . Chairman Board of Directors 4 Dance Committee I, 4 I O Far Rockawav goes ike honor for providing Gabe. Far Rock says that she’s proud of her son and Fordham showed its estimate of his worth in selecting him as Chairman, Treasurer and Director of the Glee Club. In fact, he was the whole show, and a wise choice, as the success of the Aeolian Hall concerts proved. He made good, too, in his quest ol an orchestra for the Prom. Said he enjoyed the work—guess In did: he visiter! all the cabarets and night-clubs in the city, and must have profited thereby, lor he showed us many new steps the night ol the dance. He did not forget his mission, however, lie secured a line orchestra. With all his activities including proms, Mimes and Mummers, and untiring efforts in the real estate field, he has been an excellent student. Gabe shines best in his attire. You should see his wardrobe—suits, lies, hose, et cetera—a rainbow would envv the colors.L«i JAMES H. McCABE, A.B. Brooklyn Prep...........................................Jini, Xooky Class Handball , 4 .Issue. Ed. J onlfi v 1.2. . Editoi 4 Dramahc . Issociu ion 1. 2. . 4 Hoard of Directors 3. 4 Etna Committee } I arrester Club 1, 2, 5 Glee Club 2, 5, 4. InlercoH. Contest } 1 O be Editor oi the J onl ilu is to be the leader ot the elite, an exemplar oi Fordham culture and literature. Jim is well worthy of the honor, and other glories have piled up in geometrical progression: author of the Marching Song, four one-act plays presented in the annual contests and countless literary masterpieces that have evoked praise from college critics all over the country. We might mention, in passing, the prominent part he has played in the (dec Club, the scholastic standing which merited the excellency medal, the sense of humor that makes his companionship sought—but these are to In. expected in a genius, and anyone who has met the master, McCabe, in the pages of the Monthly will admit that genius is used advisedly. His name shall not be writ in water, this master of ours, whose lyrics will rise to future fame. Nor is this mere prophecy, but cold argument from cause to effect. 197 6 [IOT]john j. McDermott, a.b. Sacred Heart Htt)h. R. I.......................... Dramatic efs.n cia ion . 4 Hoarder. •Sodality 1. , 4 Mac. Jack Maroon Staff 4 Class Secretary 2 St. John Herchman Society 4 Ol 'R only regret is that Homer was born a few hundred years too soon. Ii would take the heroic swing of his iambic pentameter to record the epic deeds of this handsome blond lad from "Little Rhodv. ” What a biography could Inwoven around this lad of the eternal smile sparkling with the champagne of jovial jests! Yet underneath this guise there lies a lode ol gold, tor Jack embodies all the finer things. Jfac boasts a good game ol goll and strange to say can shoot a smashing 90 any time. 11 is skill with the kuthian war-club is history and his string of victories on the concrete courts cinches lor him an enviable athletic record. We shall miss his smiles and his helping hand and so if the dust beneath Memorial Arch enwraps the moist jewels of some friendly tears, it will be because we are saving au revoir to Mac who has been a gentleman, always a friend.ELMER F. McDEVITT, A.B. Brooklyn Prep...........................................................El, Mac Maroon Staff . , sst. hd. 4 Dramatic .tssoc, . 2. , 4 Day Students Soda . 1. 2, J, 4. I amity Cross-Country 1 Board oj Directors 4 Ham Staff I. 2 Let us bear you back gently to the One Act Play Contest of 1923. All the litterateurs ami dramatists of the University had written, acted and directed their productions lor the approval of an approving audience. The judges voiced the universal sentiment m proclaiming "Off Cadiz" the best play of the evening. 1 here was no call for "Author." McDevitl was then just a name and—a Freshman. But that name and that Freshman even then claimed attention and have deserved it ever since, for comedy sketches by McDevitt have played vaudeville wherever in the country vaudeville is played. IIis literary powers made him Assistant Editor of the J aroon. and the Dramatic Association elected him Director; yet these were extrinsic to the main business ol his ambition, and in scholarship he stood pre-eminent. The second prize in this year’s contest for the play "The Adorable Crank” was just another feather in a well-plumed cap. Mark him well, he will win prizes in later years.LAWRENCE JOSEPH McGINN, A.B. Iona Prep.............................................Larry, Mack Dramatic Association I 11 arrester Club . 1' JjARRY is one l tin- proofs against the efficacy of Horace Greeley’s advice to "Go West." Larry came South, and as a result we had a pleasant companionship with the boy from Mount Vernon. Freshman and Sophomore, attended by the nightmares of Latin and Greek, daunted not this lover of ancient culture. 1 lis was the joy ot the Roman gladiator, for the Celtic blood in his veins could course through only one with a temperament such as his. Through the four years, we came to look upon him as a fellow whose contagions wit and sunny personality could lighten weary hours ol study and scholastic toil. Who knows, perhaps this champion of the classics will some day transmit to a more "progressive” world, from his chair in some favored university, the treasures of his fertile brain—but no matter what he does, wherever there is jov and mirth, step up and meet our old classmate. McGinn.Xavier Hi ah 1 s C'S athletic abilities extend to all branches of sport, although hampered by outside claims to his talents. Sandy’s ability to make friends and his natural leadership indicate that some day he'll be Idling Air. Olvany's shoes as Tammany czar extraordinary. A generous soul, Frank would give you his shirt, with collar attached. Pipes made a name for himself in philosophy, and an essayist wields an artful and sparkling pen. Socially, as well as in studies, JJac scintillates. The feared ones take to him like a duck to water, and he is as faultless in the ballroom as he is apt in the classroom. "Sliver” is full o’ pep, usually lighthearted, periodically morose, but always a go-getter. Whatever other claims to the limelight Prank may have, the personality which made him his many friends will be remembered long after individual traits are forgotten. One man that Fordham will regret losing is Mac, prince of good fellows. [nr,]V Rfills Hi oh JAMES P. McGOWAN. A.B. h.iinniic .l.t.iin ialion Pn.u Shuh-ntS So.hililu ■-line, Junmii Regis grew too small for Jimmy, it was space that his ambition wanted, so up to Ford ham he would go. with a high school diploma in his hand and a set ot ideals treasured somewhere in his heart. Me enrolled in the Freshman Workshop where he composed several promising manuscripts, but the business ol producing dramas is a strain on the producer, so Jlac retired into solitude, confining himsell principally to the classics and the philosophy of our lathers. He found pleasure in such company, we believe, for he seldom emerged from his cloister except to submit an examination paper which would usually be rated at four score ami seven or thereabouts, then into silence he would return. Jimmu is living his lile in his quiet way, yet succeeding in class work and in whatever tasks he may be called upon to perform: that was the sphere his ambition wanted. Still the set of ideals is treasured, though most of them are fulfilled. 19 96 J [114]JAMES McC.RATTAN. B.S. Newtown High.........................................................Jim, Mac Debate Council 4 Claes Foxing 2 Mt-mUl Club I. 2, . 4 Class Football 4 Class Vice-President ,4 In this corner. Gentleman .tun! The Sophomore-Freshman bouts were to take place; the honor of ’26 was at stake, for ‘27 had a highly touted lighter. James McGrattan, an unknown Sophomore, was called upon. The rest is class history and this is not a hospital journal. "Jimmie reminds me of a Marine, always in trim, remarked a classmate once. That describes him. trim of body and. what is more important, trim of mind. 1 iis ambition is to practise law. I he fact that he was ice-President during Junior and Senior demonstrates his popularity. Coupling this with his unusual scholastic ability, we see nothing but recognition for him in the field of jurisprudence. If he cannot subjugate a man with his keen logic, Mac will resort to primitive methods and spear him with that flashy left. During Junior, Jim aroused our suspicions by writing poetry. It seems that all girls had been alike to him until a pretty, blue-eved menu well, that’s nobody’s business. y 51U WILLIAM J. McGUIRE, a.b. dlonson Academy, .Hass.................. Day, dine r |-» I HE life of Freshman Corridor "’as a lad called Dapper. That was three years ago; his nickname has since been shortened to Dap but he is still long on laughs. To say he usually does the unexpected would be to put it mildly. While the other boys hoped that Fordham would, for instance, beat Holy Cross at Worcester, Dap put a towel and a pair of pajamas in his pockets, and started out for Massachusetts. When the boarders convened at night for Dull Sessions, Dap stepped into the lead with his well-told stories and was a capable chairman of these informal meetings. He is also a philosopher, essentially scholastic, but willing and able to refute any intrepid soul who dares to argue with him. Perhaps our Dap will startle the world with his theories, some fanciful, some sound; he will iiiul his audiences large and eager. Indeed, one must travel far to find another man as interesting and companionable as Dap, the inimitable; God bless him! 197 6 [116]LAWRENCE S. McMAHON, A.B. Norwalk High, Conn...................................Smacker, Fioe-Yard Freshman Basketball Capl. I Class I'oolbatl 2. }, 4 Day Students" Sodality 1, 4 Varsity Basketball 2, , 4 Basketball C ommittee 4 Varsity Tennis 4 L 1RRY hails from South Norwalk, that home town by the sea—when the tide is in. He started Freshman as a boarder, but soon became a commuter: “desire for home cooking," he said, but you do not meet that on a certain train each morning and night. Smacker appeared at first as a modest, retiring chap whose chief claim to glory was the title of Long Distance Dag-IIop. Winter, however, found him captain of the Freshman Basketball Team and succeeding winters awarded him an "F” and fame as guard on the Varsity. His activities were not confined to the court, for he starred as fullback on the class football team. Jn the Spring he turns to tennis and the caged arena finds him very proficient. His all-around athletic ability is rounded out by summers spent as Life Guard, with proverbial rescues of grateful heiresses. Lang intends to be a lawyer: judging from his success on courts at Fordham, he should be a good one. [117]r T r fit Iona Prep JUSTIN FRANCIS MANNING, A.B. Dance Committee I. 5. 4 llareeslcr L tub I. . 4 Freshman Baseball 1 .lap, Yop pit FOR lie’s a jolly good fellow ” would l»e a fitting overture for anyone who would sing the praises of Yoppt Manning. Since his advent among us in Sophomore, his radiant countenance and happy actions have dispelled many vicissitudes of the classroom. In New Rochelle, “The Queen City of the Sound’’ his acquaintances are numerous hut the host of friends lie lias at Ford ham more than balances his social roster. Naturally, Jop should be a social mentor, and in this capacity he has twice efficiently served the class as a member of the Sophomore Dance Committee and of the Patronage Committee of the Junior Prom. We have found him to be that type of organizer that leaves little undone. Concomitant with this. Jop has maintained a respectable scholastic status and his loyalty to Fordham and its activities is such that every college or university affair, be if social or athletic, is completed by his presence. 19 9 6 3118]ROBERT LOUIS MARCOTTK, B.S. inooski High, J'ermonl......................Boh, Marc I ’ _t Football 2. 3. 4 Freshman Fool ha III dice Club 2. 3. 4. Inlercott. Coni. 3, 4 Hoarders’ Soda lilt 3, 4 Reception Committee 4 Prom Committee 3 Behold, our own Boh. Hailing from Vermont and coining to us with his social smile and an interesting New England accent, he lias found new ventures at Fordham. True enough—he met them. Needless to say, he has mastered his obstacles—and now possesses a B.S. degree. Football for Boh made all of his happiness and we cannot forget his aggressive efforts, especially in Freshman, where we find him a bright light of that fighting eleven. From then on, he has been on the Varsity, which has continued its remarkable progress with Boh among them always. There are little pictures of Boh in many feminine hearts, indicating perhaps that he leans toward socials—but nay, the arts and sciences claim him, too. He and Chemistry, with sister Biology as a chaperon, announce some interesting affinities. All in all, we find Boh an honest-to-goodness real fellow, lull of vigor and spirits, and—lest we forget a baritone ol note in the Intercollegiate Glee Club Contests. [119] iKsmi, I’ ordfuim Prep PIERRE F. MAR1QUE, A.B. Ihom.ilu . .voctalian . 2. . 4 .Maroon Slaft 4 .Manility Sta ft . 4 Pete Much of the lustre shed upon the class of 26 may be traced to Petc. Petc name is known to everyone on the Campus and to many beyond Fordham walls because of his literary and dramatic achievements. One of the 'Old Guard " on the .Monthly and a pillar of the Mimes and Mummers, Pierre's career would have been an active one without further citation, but our temperamental friend undertook the duties of secretary to the Student Employment Bureau in which capacity he aided in the repletion of many a gaunt purse and the task of lightening many a heart. Notwithstanding his devotion to things of the mind Pete, has his humorous side. Ibs friends are saluted in a merry fashion which evolved from a thwack upon the back in Freshman to his bon mol in Senior. Pete’s record at Fordham is a prophecy in itself. What need we further to burden an illustrious pair of shoulders with editors’ platitudes? 1916 [120 jGEORGE C. MARTINO. B.S. Hnltimore Prep, Aid...............................................Alarfi , Doc The prois must be glad to get riel ol Doc, for he has struck terror into their hearts. Let someone make a slight, ordinarily unnoticeable error, and George literally pounces upon the luckless heretic. Contesting every point and demanding proof lor every statement, he can raise the standard of the classroom faster than a well-known prof can return Physics experiments. “The book says so" has never been a convincing answer to A I arty s queries. 11a ving attended medical school successfully lor two years, he found that more than a knowledge of medicine is needed to maintain one’s own among the ever-increasing numlier of the popular pseudo-scientists. Consequently, on his return to Fordham, JIarly decided that all problems ought to be solved, and he has been very fortunate in his theory. Doc will test these hypotheses back home in Newark, on the other side ol the lordly I ludson, whose contemplation has filled him with ambitions ol Service. Mav Fortune never disagree with you!FRANK MKLOMO. B.S. Aece I'trechl If oh - - J et, Frankie Men,id Oub . 2. . 4 Maroon Staff 4 Pay Sfudenl.t' Sodality 2. (Yi.r.r I'ootbalt . 2 It lid not lake- us very long In gel to know Frank, as a class was never complete unless Frank had contributed some whit ol intellectuality. Many are the times when an explanation or prooi would have gone over our heads had it not been for the light that was cast on the subject as a result ol his inquiry. Frank was christened Archimedes in the Lab because there was no solution too dense for him to fathom. He has always been a deep thinker and his philosophical trend of mind should insure success in his future life. Frank expects to enter the medical world and if his scholastic standing while at Ford ham is any evidence ol success in his chosen profession we may rest assured that he will be likewise a credit to his Alma Mater and one ol Brooklyn’s leading citizens. II we ever summon enough courage to venture to Brooklyn we will be sure to hear from Frank Melomo. mt. i« « t'S'Wli ROLAND W. MILLKR. A.B. Prooktyn Prep - d aroon Stuff J. t'.ditnr 4 Secretary Athletic Association 4 (iter t tub it. . 4. Intercut ( . Hoar A of Directors . 4 .........................................Scoop, Rollic .ttonlhty Staff it. . 4. Assoc. t'.A. . V Dramatic Association it. .4 Prom Committee Board of Directors 4 Hoarders' Sodality it. . 4 Constitution Com.Chrmn.2 Class Historian J. 2. » Press Club 2. . 4 T 1 () describe in words the character of a dreamer who blends the soul of a poet with the practical wavs of a modern business man is an heroic achievement. Scoop Miller has many claims to fame. He is the collegiate Jack-of-all-trades, for his campus activities show what a man might do besides winning scholastic honors. We might call him author, actor, student, but all seem insufficient. Why ramble on! Let us just call him Scoop, that nickname which so many of us have used in undergraduate days. He has scooped the honors that college offers, but, better than that, he has scooped to himself a host of friends, not only because of his record at Fordham but because he has shown those characteristics that mark the finer things in life. We shall long remember the name of Miller, the appellation of Scoop, but better than all we shall remember the man who could do so many things and do each one of them so well. r 123 ]y v m WILLIAM J. MINNICK, A.B. y l Hallows Prep Harvester Club . 4 Debate Count'll . 7. Ram Staff . 7 nut. trni . IJaroon Staff 4 C «■ . « ,jy Students' Sodality J, ), 7 rV«v ( lab . 4 Prom Committee C Treasurer 7 ( lass tin,flee hall 7 1 ICTURh to voursell a man who combines versatility in many fields with a charming and attractive personality, add the face you see above anti you have Bill Mirinick. Always ready with that cheery nod or that friendly “Hello”, a good student, popular and a social light. Bill has made many friends. For two years he has been one of the Old Guard on the Ram stall. In addition to his ability as a writer, he possesses an excellent voice and we find him rendering iaithiu) service to the Glee Club. Still, these do not exhaust his qualities: when the Junior Prom was held. Bill was chairman of the Special Arrangements Committee ami his vigilance was a great cog in the press that printed Ford-ham's social history. We do not doubt that he will make as many successes and friends in business as he did in college. We can wish him no more than that. 1976 [124]JOSEPH C. MORSE, A.B. St. Thomas Prep, Conn.......................................Bud, Joe Si. Thomas College 1.2 Connecticut Club J. Secretary 4 Hoarders’ Sodality 5, 4 It took Joe. some time to reach us, hut his ready smile, cheery manner and good- r % fellowship broke down any handicap two years might have imposed. Joe, like many other loyal Fordhamiles, slipped out of Connecticut to woo the goddess ol Wisdom at Rose Hill. However, he hasn't done much slipping since, save when he’d slide over towards Columbia and perhaps—well, perhaps Joe was on the "woo-path” again. Like Napoleon he is small, hut his personality and affability have sown a harvest of friendships at Fordham. We imagine that nothing can make him lose that smile, lor when as a Junior, he, with many others, read the Physics marks he still kept his complacence, and if that isn't a supreme test this isn’t the Jlaroon. We are ignorant of Joe’s chosen profession hut we feel confident that he cannot fail. Whatever crumbs or mountains of fortune Fate might tender him we feel that his optimism will greet either with characteristic impartiality. 19 9 6JOHN MUCCIGROSSO, A.B. Ford ham Prep ()rr ie.dra . 2. . Dim tor 4 Hand Leader Johnny. Jlucct . usualC Ini' . 4 .l endel Club 4 C,l(( Club 2. . 4. Inleieidlci iale Contest . 4 . l aroon Staff 4 w IIEREVER people congregate, there is an undisputed leader, one who bv iiis talents stands above all others. We, as a class, recognize one as our Sousa, our Kreisler, our Caruso, our Homer. This individual is none other than Johnny. When the Glee Club sang before applauding thousands, a sweet tenor voice was just noticeable, rounding out the harmony. That was Johnny. When a violin solo was needed at College functions, a certain soul poured forth its melodies. That was Johnny’.e. When someone was sought to translate the cryptic epics of Homer into smooth, English verse, we called on Johnny. When the band thundered out the "Ram with such fervor that “old grads” brushed their eyes, football teams smashed through stone-wall defenses and students felt a thrill running up their spines, we swelled with pride and said. "That's Johnny leading. ” So in the bivouac of life we shall he disappointed if the parade is not trailing him when Johnny comes marching home.CHARLES T. MURPHY. A.B. Xavier High............................................................Prexg, Jlurph Class President , 4 Hum Sin I. 2, . 4 filer Club 2. . -4. Interval. Coni. T, 4 Dramatic Association 1. 2, , 4 Day Students' Sodality , 2. . 4 Maroon Staff 4 Debate I aunril 1. 2. » Hies. 4 Harvester Club . 2. . 4. Secy. 2 Class basketball 4 The nearest approach to perpetual motion in the class is the President pictured above. A review of his activities reads like a summary of college organizations. Charlie is best known, perhaps, tor the oratorical ability which he displayed in class deliberations and in the Council ot Debate. For four years a member of the Varsity debating team, his pleasing and emphatic delivery did much to bring victory in the field ot forensic argument The acme ol Ins oratory was reached in Junior. when, as representative of Fordham, he won the Intercollegiate Extempore Speaking Contest, defeating speakers from seven other eastern colleges. Since Freshman he has participated in dramatics, successfully making the transition from heavy drama to extreme comedy. Perhaps Jlurph's versatility was best shown by his humorous interpretation ot "Ludwig Dimper” in Alberic. Archbishop of Ghent. Possessed of a keen sense of humor, fluency of expression and a trained, analytic mind. Charles T. is well adapted for a future in the law.RIGHT beiore your eves, ladies and gentlemen, von have a true apostle from the Ould Sod. John, vou know, was only in New York two years before he joined us on that memorable day when the Class of 1926 assembled and began its college career. Jlurph immediately became very active in class interests and in the Spring of that year answered the call of Assistant Manager and served very thoroughly in that capacity lor two years, when some outside business forced him to relinquish these duties. When it comes to class work Jlurph is right up with the leaders. Latin anti Greek have always been his chief studies and in Junior and Senior nothing pleased John more than to delve into Philosophy circles with most difficult problems and to thresh them out with puzzling proofs which at times bewildered even (be Prolessors. In short, he has been a welcome ambassador. 11 you have more like him, old Isle of Emerald, send them over. [128] Hiflh ROBERT F. MURPHY. A.B. Bob, Jlurph Dr’ll nit' Con nr 11 2. Dot Si mien Is Sodality . 2 CLINCH Bis entrance into Fordham Rob lias been an ideal student. In Freshman and Sophomore Bis knowledge of Latin and Greek was a shining example lor his fellow-classmates. But, best of all. Bob was philanthropic—always willing and eager to help a less gifted human. In Junior and Senior Rob rose to even greater heights, if that be possible. His philosophic discussions were enough to delight the heart of the most particular professor, while his objections would stump the wisest. Bob did not, however, give all his time to effervescent wit or boring books. When the weather permitted, Bob could always be found attacking the handball walls with great dexterity. When Pluvius reigned, his unerring eye again showed its power, for Rob was as adept with the basketball as with the handball. We are trusting him to batter dawn th; pirap;ts of arleersity in the future. Sf V 'S CHARLES P. MURRAY. JR., A.B. firooklyt i Prep....................................... Varsity hoot ball . .•« . . . . 2. . 4 Freshman Tennis Captain I dice Club 2. . 4. Inteivol etuate touted . 4. Director. Secretary 2. ». 4 Class liaskclbalt 4 HoarJers .Srutahty . . Vreject 4 Smoke. Chuck Dance Committee 1 Trout Committee Dramatic sjs.foeialton I. 2 St. John Bachman Society 1. 2. . 4 Harvester Club 1. 2. , 4 I HE class can l oast of its leaders, scholars and social lights hut it has only one Charles Murray. Laughing, likeable Charley holds a position all his own. He may best be described as everybody’s friend. No doubt part of his popularity is due to that handsome, ingenuous countenance that, at first sight, makes you want to know him better. Charley has a wealth of ability and hard common-sense beneath his gracious exterior. He performed the difficult feat of being, at the same time, a thoroughly efficient and universally liked manager of football and was a responsible party in the more than satisfactory accomplishments of his gridiron knights in their tilts with formidable foes. He is superbly equipped for the battle of life. His combination of brains and personality have gained him an enviable reputation at Fordham and we expect to see him some years hence managing his talents in his successful manner towards his ultimate goal in the world. 1916 r iso]Ilrooklyn Prep..........................................................- lorn, tommy Pres tunan P toyshop I Pont Shi ) J. 4 Constitution L o in nut lee Debate Council 2 Dot Stin ents' SoJohty . 2. 4 Dcx jMATISM will always be the victim 1 Pom's perspicacity. Although his body migrates from Brooklyn, vet his intellect smacks ol Missouri—it must be shown. No specious argumentation will convince him; no theories, evolutionary or revolutionary, will beguile him: he must have a certain major and a certain minor or the conclusion non seifuifur, that s all. lom’s career at Fordham has been that ol a dilettante. Beneath that shock of tortuous hair, we have found a pair ol roving eyes searching out the best ol life whether it be learning, art or conviviality. His is not a restricted taste, as his activities show, but. like the true dilettante, with the torch of proficiency he has burnished them all. Although at present he dabbles promiscuously, Tom will be remembered among that coterie which reviewers call intelligentsia, for some line ol his endeavors will be crowned by fame, deserved and signal. From the top ol the heap 'Pommy will lend a helping hand to those below.y EH JOSEPH A. NAPOLI. A.B. Ford ham Prep Onc E when Joe was looking for a motto to tack under the family coat of arms, he happened upon a certain (ire advertisement and his search was ended. Ever since, it lias been "time to retire” with Joe. As persistent a lime-light dodger as the class has had, his onlv issuance under the calcium glare was in Sophomore year. 11 was when we were choosing brawny youths to set the erring Frosh on the straight and narrow. Sap was selected as one of the Vigilantes. However, the Simon Legree role was too much, so Joe promptly surrendered the center of the stage to his classmates. Except for this Sophomoric glimpse, we had little chance to discover the hidden qualities of the man. Quietly he came to Fordham and quietly he goes forth. A loyal companion to his friends, a pleasant fellow to his acquaintances, we feel that the unassuming attitude which endeared him to us will carry him in the struggle up Life's ladder. 1976 [ 132 ]GABRIEL E. OBESTER. B.S. Fordham Prep Varsity Football I. 2. , 4 Freshman Tennis 1 Prom Committee I arsity Swimmtny J. iontilers’ Sodality . 2. 4 Glee Club 2. 5. 4. Intercof eyiale Contest Angel Gabe, . Hikemk Reception Committee 4 Dramatic Association I Maroon Staff 4 o UR candidate for All-American good fellow: Gabe with a big and a heart that spreads through every cubic inch oi it. He started back at Fordham Prep a lew years ago pursuing knowledge and fumbled footballs in the name of Fordham. Professors who have ranked him high in the class roll and sport critics who have consistently ranked him as All-Rastcrn Guard, all attest that his quest of the sheepskin and the pigskin have not been in vain. In Ins spare moments, Obie swims -in the winter for the Varsity—in the summer as a Life Guard, and be it known that he has wrested from the wrath of Neptune a few score of hapless vacationers at a prominent Long Island resort. Gabe is calm, and whether it be life and death on the ocean or frustrating an enemy touchdown, the features of our Sphinx are seldom ruffled. When his future eood fortune comes, he will Ik- happy but not excited.■ £frr. THOMAS ). O’BRIEN. A.B. S . Ann's A cade mu Obit, Tom Varsity Baseball . • . . . . I Varsity Tenni . . ■ !. .Her 2. . Jiyr. V Ifebalc Council 2 Pay Shitlenfs' Soila ily 1. 2. . V I ()M. known Co ali Ford ham as Obie, should certainly win ihc embroidered aquarium lor versatility. Obie came Co Fordham lull of high ideals, which blossomed forth in a short lime, lor he signed up as an assistant manager ol baseball and soon became known on the Campus as the man who could run Jastest with clean towels from the laundry to the locker-room, lie resigned from baseball and took up the refined sport of tennis, soon becoming such an adept at the game that, in order to give his many victims a chance, they made him manager. It is a sight for a visitor to see smiling Obie standing at the gate taking tickets with one hand and hustling out some crusher with the other, lustily cheering a play and answering assorted questions in the same breath. A visitor cannot help taking away with him a fine impression of Fordhnm’s spirit as broadcasted bv such men as Obie. 1916 r 154 ] Cathedral Prep DANIKL I. O’CONNOR. A.B. Cathedra! College . - St Joseph'. Senunaru Dae, Ofeetf I OUR vears of changing from the subway to the "L” at 149th St. has given many »1 us an aversion for transfers; one must wait in line for them, they are easily forgotten, in short, their only advantage is that they promote efficient travel. Doc spent three of his college years elsewhere which scholastically makes him a transfer and. moreover, makes another of our theories valueless. For Dan is just that sort of chap who is not easily forgotten. We point, for example, to that day, as recent as last September, when we. so ;uhilant at entering Senior, nearly overlooked the tall, light-haired transfer but not for long; next day he came sauntering in with a group of new-made friends and a greeting of his own. Thus, we met the man. Traveling is often wearisome w hether it be on the road to knowledge or know -not-where, but it never seems so very long if we get a pleasant transfer on the wav. 19'261 [135]JAMES P. O'CONNOR, A.B. St. -Johns High...........................................Okey. Smiles Holy Cross I, 2. 5 Hotirtiers Sotiohiy 4 three years, this modern Mahomet on his throne in Worcester awaited the arrival of the mountain, hut at last he yielded and came to it. the mountain that is called Rose Hill. We find no fault with the change except that it all happened too late. We have regretted that before, and especially when we have heard the strumming of a banjo down the hall and the arresting harmony of a melodious tenor voice. Okey has been one ol us in those few short months that we have known him. He would have made friends with anyone, for the language of music is universal and Jim speaks it very well. He seems to have a career of music ahead ol him as his vocal lessons testify. From present indications of his ability, there will be storms of applause in which ours may go unheard, hut this we may later announce with pride: “ I knew him at Ford ham [ 136 ] iKsmi' VINCENT F. O'ROURKE. A.B. Fordham Prep in n ie Glee Club 2, , 4. Intercollegiate Content . 4 Freshman Baseball I Pram Committer Class Football 4 J IXXIE is the kind of fellow who walks into an exam smiling and conics out smiling too. Optimistic why tis rumored that he was tound fishing in the swimming pool! Jinnie’s claim to distinction is his disposition and wit. Of times during a drv lecture a sollo voce quip of his would change gloom into gladness. Always with a ready smile J in has gained great popularity among his classmates. But it classmates were the only ones to whom he is an idol, our troubles would be over. Those young things with their bewitching smiles and fluttering eve-lids have spun their inevitable webs around the heart of our handsome f’tnce, whence he cannot escape. Nor does he try! This is not all. J innie is an accomplished musician and entertainer. The orchestra has been fortunate in having amongst its members such a violinist. His greatest gift, however, is his voice anti his lilting in the Glee Club well attests to his abilitv. 19 7 6 r i371iX- STANISLAUS C. PAJKR, A.B. .S' . John Knnly Prey, Pa. - -...................... St. John's College 1 BanJ 5, 4 Orchestra . 4 Debate Council 4 Sinn In 1925. Sinn Paper, captain of baseball and president of the Athletic Association at St. John’s in Erie, looked through the smoke of that anthracite city and saw the star of the fleeced. He would conic to New York where the gold-brick business is good, but he would be prepared first by the training of Fordham and lie would not be tricked. I here may have been three Wise Men -certainly Sinn was one. He has questioned every statement until he was convinced, he has emitted his loud guffaws when the theories were absurd, he has made us clearer thinkers when we tried t solve his difficulties. Thus the Erie missioner accomplished his purpose. S nn. as a musician, ranks about three octaves higher than the ordinary mortal. Both band and orchestra have found him styling the scales and scaling (lie stiles t melody. We believe his future will l e in law and lie should fascinate his jurv; for Pajer hath music and "Music hath charm. 1976 [ 138 ]AV ,r itfh.............................................. . .ivorialton . 2. I'uv- ROBERT G. PETERS, A.B. ............................................Bob, Jfajw'oe I irsity (. ; •«• ■ ,.Wtv 1. 2, . -i I HE mcmorv of will remain long with us. We may go tar. hut we cannot forget this pal who has won a rare place among his fellows. Bob, with his buck and wing dancing anil lively wit, that seem always ready for the occasion, has cheered us over the rough spots for four years. Dancing and laughing his way to goodfellowship, he has not forgotten Alma Ala ter. H is talent as an actor rivals his own Terpsichorean grace. As Vice-President of the Mimes and Mummers, and as actor in many Varsity productions, Bob has found the footlights radiant of his ability and the stage was to him an arena of conquest. Again who could forget the chap who led the cheers for the toiling team on the athletic field and played no small part in Ford ham's triumphs bv co-ordinating the moral support. I he time will come when other men will do the shouting and Bob will receive the cheers. 19 6 [139 jJOSEPH C. PORCELL. A.B. Xavier High.....................................................Joe, Porch Debate Council I Class Handball 2. Class Basketball 4 dee Club 2 Dag Students’ Soda Iilg 1, 2 Maroon Staff 4 JOE' S most notable characteristic is his amiability and his readiness to adapt himself to any company. I he time is rare when he does not greet you with his ever-flashing smile. Yet despite his cheeriness, he never lets his grace mar his sincerity nor his frank expression of opinion. lie occupies a place in the hearts of us all, demonstrating that he was made for no one's express company. That is, just vet. But time will favor him with its graces. Joe has poured forth his harmonious soul, and swelled the melody of the Glee Club. His nimble feet have tripped lightly over the cement of the handball courts, as his trusty arm rammed home victory for ’26 in the Inter-Mural tournament. May he, in later life, trip as nimbly over trouble, and may he as surely strike for himself as he has for ’26, and be then, as he is now, a credit to Fordham. That is not a guess, it is a prophecy. [HO]JOHN E. QUINN, A.B. Fordham Prep Jack, Pwom Prom Committee Chairman _ Dance Committee Chairman 2 Pules Committee 2 Harvester Club 2, J, -I Debate Council 1, 2 Day Students’ Sodality 2 Class Treasurer 1. 2 Press Club 4 Ram Staff I, 2, 5, 4 Maroon Staff' 4 w HENEVER one mentions the name Jack Quinn, immediately memories arise of the tinkling of silver and the peal ot Olsen s Orchestra. The silver is the coin of the realm pouring into the coffers of the Class and the music emanates from our social masterpiece. With a man of John's capabilities it was a foreordained conclusion that the Prom would be gigantic. As preliminary exercise to his Prom Chairmanship. Jack had been Treasurer in Freshman and Sophomore. Due to his efforts, our Soph dance, too, went over with a resplendent bang. In Senior he wielded hi? pen in behalf of the Jlaroon, the Ram and the Press Club. The diversity of his interests is exemplified by his membership in the Harvester Club, the Council of Debate and the Sodality. He is a Jack at all trades, a master of more than one. It does not require a prophetic eye to discern that the laurel wreath awaits his entrance into the work! of commerce.iA- THOMAS ). F. QUINN, A.B. S Thomas Prep, Conn. - .................... ,V Thonui.t CotUih' . 2 f i(l i (7i' Soifofiitj Stwri.i uu 4 Pom, Teejatf Connrelicul Club . 4 ' I ' I O.U was first sighted at Fnrdham at the lieginning of Junior when he and his buddy, Morse, blew in like a refreshing breeze from the "Nutmeg State. We are glad he arrived, for lie has been a delightful companion, whether in his usual serious or in a lighter mood. Lest we forget, Tom is quite fair, as the ladies would say, but extremely shy and modest. One of the Campus mysteries is- Whom does Tom visit in Brooklyn every week-end and holiday? At Christmas he told us he had a date at Easter in the aristocratic town of Ansonia. Ask Morse about it. We can tell no more. Seriously, Tom is a true friend who can always be depended upon for a good word tobacco and other luxuries. Some day ue may hear of Senator Quinn, Ford ham graduate of the Class of lit). One guess: it’s Tom. Let us hope in anv case he will ever be our friend, an ideal gentleman ami scholar. [142]W ilEN Dap was born in Poughkeepsie, that city built a bridge across the Hudson to share her good fortune with the rest oi the country. During a crucial game in the great football season just past. Captain Manning was injured; Coach Gargan looked along the bench and whispered “Reed tor Manning.” I his was the climax to a climatic career which witnessed Dap in various seasons hurling the pigskin and horse hide with equal facility. He is a mail's man yet the ladies will not be denied. As a hunter he has stalked in the Maine woods, anti at Broadway stage entrances and always fortune has smiled. We can sav no more of this champion of the chase than that his continued success would surprise us least o! all. Jack was chosen by our class as its typical college man and li this means a devotion to the ideals of college and manhood, our choice has been a good one. [Uo]Ford ham Prep HUGH G. REILLY, B.S. Georgetown died. I, - Doc, IIugh ic Hi rGHIE, known to his intimates as Doc, because at one time in his career he decided to become a cut-up, is a man to be admired. I I ugh ie graduated from Fordham Prep in the good old days and determined, for some peculiar reason still a mystery, to complete his college education awav from the elms of old Rose Hill. Though his friends implored him on bended knees to change his mind, our Hughie was set on Georgetown and to Georgetown he would go by hook or by crook. One bright, sunny day. with hair slicked down, face and neck matching the shine of his collar, our hero departed armed with his carpet-bag, containing enough apparel to last a lifetime, and plenty of good old-fashioned advice. Now, Washington, as a Father, had a very large family but New York, as a city, has Fordham, whence comes the change. So Doc returned to the elms, smiling, and others who get their learning in the Bronx were also glad. ■i WILLIAM A. REILLY. A.B. Brooklyn Prep Bill, IP ill When JPill leaves Fordham the Law School will receive in him a gentleman whose perspicacity and mental agility will sit upon him well as a potent member of the Bar Association. Since Freshman, Bill has been an able wielder of the syllogism, a speaker of great fertility and of extraordinary resourcefulness in defending the knotty side of an argument. Besides this legal inclination IPill is an enthusiastic student of the drama, having been author of several commendable one-act plays. Basketball and swimming were the pastimes which engaged his spare moments in the Gym and his placid features were seldom absent from the cheering section when a Maroon team leaped out for combat. His has been the service of those who stand and root. Gifted with a serene, unruilled temperament, ' looks upon the future with equanimity, and if the wishes of many friends have any fulfillment lie will be more than successful in his chosen profession. 1996 [145]f«'Al iKSmi K "onlham Prep AlAXl'KL RKXASCO. B.S. Dili Sfut i'iif. ' Siuiiifiti I, .. . V Re wi, ' V K have rendered to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, hut the great Roman claims his reputation for crossing the Rubicon. Let us present Rent, who lias done more than tile immortal Julius could have done: in traveling from Nicaragua to make his home in New York and his Alma Mater at herd ham, Rent covered almost four thousand miles anti crossed the Panama C anal. There lies his conquest over the noblest of them all. Manuel brought from those Latin nations a taxable luxury that immigration officials neglected to investigate: a knowledge ol the real tango as it should be. Mis diversion is the dance and when that lithe figure sways into the rhythm, the shades of departed sheiks arise calling no a bene in their native tongues. Rent excels in philosophy and the sciences, whence conies his intention to enter a medical school. May his office not be in Central America! Ills education came from Fordham Prep anti College anti his triumphs should be near. [140] 1976 iA- C ro by IIiyh, Conn. Jlaroon Staff 4 Orchestra 2, 4 . Club 2 LOUIS I). RICCIUTI. B.S. Hoarders' Sodality 1. 2. ». Preject 4 dee Club 2. 5, 4 Intereol. Cool 4 Si. Joint ffetv unan Societt , 2. . 4 Lou. Soduhty Lou Connecticut Club . 4 .llu.f cal Club . 4 rp i iiose wiu, know onlv the ooice a’l h he .c mle will not recognize from tlie picture, Lou, director ol the campus telephone service. Yet, often a lonely boarder confided to him at the switchboard, and Lou called a number at random from a list of acquaintances and the boarder dressed up for his date. Such was Lou's telephone service. Lou spends his few spare moments in various ways: there are the dances, the games, the concerts, the frequent trips to New Rochelle where the attraction is neither masculine nor neuter, the nameless diversion which has gained him the sobriquet Lull-Haute Lou. May such good fortunes continue. Once a week, Lou has marshalled the boys together for his Sodalitv where he. as prefect, has made us more religiously perfect, by his natural role a Catholic gentleman—in the drama of life. Soon, we hope, it will be Doctor Lou, serving humanity as he has served us and making it better by mere acquaintance. 19 1 6 L M7 JSTEPHEN I. RICE. A.B. Xavier I lip!t Debate Council 1. 2 Day Students Sodality I. 2, 4 Sieve One of the few things we like about Maspeth, L. 1., is Sieve; he has made it distinguished and added dignity to an otherwise unknown municipality, lie brought to Fordham a diploma from Xavier and a quiet determination of his own, but, strangely, though his likeable qualities had forced him into the limelight there as the president of his class, his years at Fordham marked him as being voluntarily in the shadow, for reasons of his own. Sieve is outwardly serious, but under this mask which he has adopted as the most conducive means to a worthy end, there is the sterling candor of a man who will go the limit for a friend and the attractive disposition of a man who will always have many of them. The days are growing short now when we of the world may claim him, lor Sieve’s future is in God's sacred Priesthood. Our heartiest commendation can onlv be that he will prove worthy of this mission.Regis High JEREMIAH J. RIORDAN, A.R. .Ifaroon Sltxff 4 Brilliant of mind and warm of heart, Jerry has held a very high place among us. Often has he astonished us with the wisdom of his recitations and his marks have always been ninety per cent pure! Many a lesser light listened with awe to his winged words, and, despairing of attaining such knowledge, was brought back to hope by Jerry’s willingness to aid him over the darker places. Often, too, has his good nature helped us. Excelling as a student, yet always ready to enter into the fun of his fellows, Jerry holds a unique place in our hearts. lie was frequently to be seen about the campus in the company of Tom Rohan, engaged, no doubt, in an intellectual discussion. Keen-minded and helper ol the less-gifted, generous-hearted Jerry is one of us. His efforts as a student have won him great credit, while making many friends. Whatever the future may hold, we know that Jerry will be equal to it! 1916 [149] sri THOMAS K. ROHAN. A.B. Refit Hnf i Iirstft Ha.tkc'J’tiH 2. . I tir.a u fiii u lhi 2. ToiiWUI, JItck Prom CommdUc Dot Sodohlp 2 I rc. lwutn lia.tkctball I imtin litisi’lmlt C ti pi. I 1 (HI enjoys tilt- unique distinction ol being the most versatile athlete m the class. In studies, athletics and social activities he has always occupied a prominent position. But honors have tailed to increase the Size ol lorn .r head. Quiet, modest, unassuming, he pursues the even tenor ol Ins wav ever shrinking from the public gaze. Since his entrance into Fordham Tom has been a notable figure in athletics. In his Freshman year he showed his worth as a basketball player and also captained the successful baseball team of that year. But Tom was destined for greater things in the three years that followed—asa Varsity basketball guard and hard-hitting third baseman ol the Maroon baseball team. Despite his extracurricular. Tom has at all times maintained a high scholastic standing. Fordham is justly proud ol this son. His admirable disposition has won for him a high position in his classmates' regard and will, we feel confident, smoothen the path t later life. [ I-™ ] 1976]ROBERT NOR MILK ROSE. A.B. Brooklyn Prey - 'arsilif Football I. 2. 5. d Dramatic rissn. 1.2,5, 4. Was. J onthlp . s.toaate Editor . 4 Glee Club 2. f. President 2 Hoar, of Directors Class ire- President 2 Pres, . lit ■■lie .Issor ahon 4 Hoarder. ' Soda ih I, 2. . 4 A arm, Herman b res liman Tennis Prom Committee 5 (tiles Committee Chmn. 2 Jlaroon Staff 4 I () catalogue Bob’s attainments is a year-book in itself. If he were only a poet, or a football player, or an actor, or a short story writer, or officer of the class, or dramatist, or President of the Athletic Association, each might have made him an idol. But he has the combination of all. and. what is more, a heart (bat is as great as his achievement. Bob has lived his life as all of us wish to have lived ours, and going forth he leaves no enemies, no regrets, and takes with him as varied and pleasant a collection of college memories as any man we know. He has filled his days at Fordham with more accomplishments per minute than the ordinary mortal could handle, and still found time to excel in studies and to pay the dividends of friendship in smiles that won us all. Good-bv, Xorm; some day we shall meet again—maybe not till Kingdom Come, but unti I that dav, God bless you!Regis High FRANCIS X. RUDDY, A.B. ......................- - - Commissioner, Frank Class I'oolbaIt 2. 5, 4 Rules Comuiilice 2 Prom Comm ilice Debate Council 4 I. IIE young man looking at you from above is our boast of nobility. He is one ol the blue-bloods of the campus, for through his veins surges the heritage of the famous Ruddvs of Yorkville. Frank has had many specialties in his college career, but he has made it a point that philosophy should be his forte. At times, this particular affinity is overshadowed and he descends to vehement wrangling on politics or sports and, in such discussion, he has few equals and no superiors. His summer occupation is Social Service, the great service of saving venturesome ones from the sea, whose shores he patrols efficiently with "Life Guard" in bold letters on his chest. Which makes us certain that in his future law cases he will save himself from the sharks of the profession. Scanlan is but a page away, Cooke is not so far ahead—even in this book. We have kept the Three Wise Men together—our editorial triumph is complete.m. y EDWARD P. RYAN, R.S. Eordham Prep Fid, Eddie II is a silence that clamors, my lords, the quietude ol lid. At Varsity games we were glad it we found a seat from which we could see equally well the score-board, the battle and Eddie. He was as regular as the other two factors, but what is more, it was only on such occasions that Ed'.r inner man spoke, and spoke in such unexpected, raucous cheers that we do not wonder that our athletic standards are so high. Ed started to climb the ladder of learning at Fordham in 1918, and ever since his loyalty has been second only to his natural reticence. They say that Ed can beat harmony out of drums, and parades a commendable style on the polished floor when the lure of music ensnares him, but here at I'ordham we have known only the thundering taciturnity which leaves so much unsaid that we were attracted and he has held our affection ever since. We wish vou well. Ed. (19 6 [ 153 ]JOHN M. SCANLAN, A.B. Reots Hi oh........................................................ oh now Class 1'ootbat! I. 2. . 7 I arsily Track 1. 2. 5, 7 Class Treasurer Debate Council 7 t OI XX) S pel activity. we would say in selecting the unu n e.v null is, is his devotion to those pals, Ruddy and Cooke, with whom he forms that aggressive trio, the Three Musketeers of '26. As a Freshman, Johnny became a cross-country runner, but. while trotting through Bronx Park in athletic negligee during the coldest days, he was so frequently mistaken for some fugitive from the psvcopathic ward of Fordham Hospital that he decided to call an armistice. I hen he took to discus hurling with marked success and easily became the most adept at that science in the University. We wish to compliment him on that accomplishment and if, in the future years, he should be attacked by a wild discus, we are confident that he will acquit himself nobly. We will long remember this well-built boy with his well-timed smile and that loyalty to iriends that will carry him far. over the hills and through the valleys m the cross-countrv that is to come. V y lx- «v- 'ML FRANK A. SCHAFFER. A.B. Brooklyn Prep...............................................Dutch. I uti Business Manager Maroon 4 Bum Staff Prom Committee FOR a perfect definition of gentleman we point with pride to the Business Manager of the 1926 JIaroon. Frank is the typical New Yorker. He carries himself at all times and all places with a saooir Zaire that would do credit to royalty and far outdo an experienced clubman. He can appear at ease in the l ea Room of the Plaza and seems to have stepped from a Leyendecker portrait. But there is something deeper and more real beneath this outward poise, lor Frank is one of the honor students ol the class, and many the marks in the “early nineties” that have greeted his majestic eye. One could write many things about Frank, but we will leave that to the future and to others better able to chronicle achievements of great men in a great way. But we can and will carry through life a high regard anti an enviable esteem for Frank Schaefer, whose modest way anti Iriendlv hand have been a constant inspiration to those who knew him at Fortlham. 197 61 155 J K l FRANCIS A. SHEER IN, A.B. Manual J'rainuuf f itjli -................. .foie, . minin’ 1'rt.thman Hast ball I ar.cih Ha. tball 2. ». 4 Harttslcr Club I. 2. . 4 Pay S(iiiftiif.r' Siu altlu I. 2. . 4 Q,UIET and unassuming, vet a capable and versatile athlete—that’s Frank. A native of Brooklyn, lie soon outgrew its narrow confines and migrated to Ford-ham and higher fields of learning. As a poet of no mean ability Joie won prominence in this line while yet a Freshman and as Spring rolled around, he not only wrote about the birdies but went out and played with the Hies, and the latter with such a degree of success that he gained a regular berth on the Freshman baseball outfit. An adept at the art of twirling, ensuing years found him holding down a regular position on the Varsitv pitching staff, in which capacity he acquitted himself with great honors. Although he is Francis to the profs, he is Frank to all the boys and, of course, sincere to all the girls. Possessing a jovial personality he is popular about the campus where bis scholastic attainments have reaped lor him the glory ol work well done. 1976 [156]f. A' W K m: y Brooklyn Prep THOMAS G. SIMONTON. A.B. •'rc.thman II 'orkthop 1 l .uilh y St.i ) V Tom, v I OJI is an idealistic theorist. He has a solution for every problem that ever beset the mind of man. Perhaps it is this predilection which accounts for his strenuous opposition to all doubtful doctrines advanced by his professors. Senior year finds him a talented member ol the Jlonlhly staff, producing historical essays of merit. Being thoroughly saturated with historical knowledge of all kinds, he regards such research as a mere diversion. Tom has always been a rooter at all University contests whenever he was not attending a Brooklyn tea-dance or speeding to Jersey for a week-end. As a candidate for the class swimming honors, tom churned through the pool in excellent fashion and was equally apt on the basketball court. As Tom has often remarked, “Garcia is dead now, ” but Toms commendable career will by no means be finished when he takes his sheepskin. In the ranks of the barristers, we arc confident that he will march onward to renown. 1916 r i57 ] PHILIP SPAM PI NATO, A.B. Barr inner II mh....................................................Spamp, Felix C' ri.'vr looltuiU CVa .t Hascfuitt ■ Besides u-mg ih e metropolis of New Jersey. Newark is further distinguished for having as one of the delegation of its native sons at Fordham our own Spamp. Many hours of travel to and from his native haunts did not dim Pin '. love for his Alma Mater. Ford ham’s interests were always foremost in his mind. Spamp has shown his spirit by excellent work in the interclass football games and his reputation as an exponent of the gentle art of leather pushing is rather widespread and enviable. Phil always was a consistent student, especially in the solution of the problems in mathematics with a facile •raeoirfaire. The power of his mind and the courage of convictions greatly manifested themselves when Phil chose Calculus as an elective. We are sure Spamp will find fruition in whatever field of endeavor he may venture, lie simply thrives on hard work and his pluck combined with his natural abilities will make him a worthv son of Fordham. 1996 [ 158] JOSKPH VINCENT I)K PAUL SULLIVAN. A.B. Cathedral Prep...........................................Jai eee, Joe Cathedra! Lollcyc . J Day Students Sodality . 4 Harvester Club 4 Cathedral College’s loss was Fordham s gain when Jai eee slipped into our midst during the Junior year. Ilappv and mirthful. sensible and trustworthy,—care sought other hunting grounds when in Jayeeevicinity. Joe has been running Lopez a close second in the musical world. Not at all surprising, since a jazz-band on his hat betokened some stroke of genius. With bated breath and anxious eye, we awaited Jaj eee’.t arrival each morning fearful lest some unappreciative ruffian had done violence to his chapeau. Only we spectrum-analysts could fully evaluate the glorious color scheme of his talkative bands. Jaifvee possesses the sterling qualities of a true gentleman. His pleasing anti quiet ways won for him a host of friends in those two short years when he answered to the roll-call of ’2f . Our wish is that his success in the future will be as his music, pleasing anti unrestrained, marking time with the throb of sympathetic hearts. 19 96 [159] St. Peters Prep L E dav, some time after the start of our Sophomore year. a stranger appeared in the Chemistry class who served to keep our .attention focused on a pleasant relief from atoms. But Leo wasn’t a stranger long and soon became a bona fide member of the Klan ’2t . 11 in only mistake, as far as we know, was that lie missed his Freshman year at Fordham, for his was spent at our rival. Holy Cross. When he realized the error of his ways and chose Fordham as his Alma Mater, all was forgiven and we have considered Leo as an asset ever since. Lest you forget, Knowledge is Power, and Leo has an exhaustive acquaintance with the functioningi of New York and Jersey politics, and it would be no great surprise to see our debonair Leo become a standard ol civic virtue a few years hence. We reserve the right to sax : ” I told you so.” [ 1M]Regis High JOSEPH F. SWAN, A.B. Joe, Swanee I MA I priceless ore which men call "gold " is not iound at the end of a rainbow, contrary to cherished mythology, but in the secret depths of Mother Earth. So in the souls of men like Joe Swan, you must link the shafts of time and patience if you would mine the inner brilliance. Swanee was chosen in the class ballot as the quietest member we have. The vote was almost unanimous—a few had forgotten him lor his very unobtrusiveness. Mis is the silence that is golden, tender that is redeemable everywhere, friendship that rings true. None has been blessed with this aureole prosperity more than his pal. Art Harrington, anti if the paths of glory are wide enough for two, Joe anti trt will walk abreast to Journey s End. Satis quod sufjicil. And let us add that the arm of the Law will be made more rigorous bv that elixir which Joe s sound mettle has ransomed.Ill Hallow Prep Ham Staff 1. 2. . biltloi 4 (flee Club, InlereolUfiialc Conic. ! . 4 Debate Cannril I OL? arc gazing upon our Arlte, who can l c depended upon to do the right thing in a thorough wav, whether it l c at a tea dance, writing editorials for the Ram. or rendering an incidental tenor solo for the Glee Club. In Junior. Art thought that a tryout with the Glee Club was in order, so alter rendering a lew selections to the conductor he was forthwith assigned second tenor ami acclaimed a coining artist. He won the esteem ol his classmates during that same year by tilling the seat oi Vice-President with quiet assurance. The Day Students’ Sociality and the Harvester Club claim him as an active member, the latter especially around the time of the "The Dansant.” hvei since A rite came to Fordham he has attained an honor grade in his studies and we feel sure that on Commencement Day a voice from the heavens or the faculty section will announce ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” [ 162 ] v m J. GKRARD TOBIN. A.B. Greenwich Ihifh, Conn. fore. Tracked Cross Country .11 yr. 4 Day Students’, Consult or 1.2, . 1 reject 4 Dramatic Association 1. 2, . 4 Debate Council 1. 2, 5, Secretary . Treasurer 4 Hareester Club 2, . 4 from Committee Ram Staff . 4 Gerry. Ducky t rack t omniitlee 4 J aroon Sta ff 4 I OU have heard about the ideal Fordham man. but there is no one more worthy of the title than our own Gerry I obin. Back in Freshman Ducky knew that college life for him meant more than just running to and from Greenwich, so before long the Mimes and Mummers, the Harvester Club, the Council of Debate and the Day Students'Sodality had enrolled him. As a reward for Ins faithful duty he has been elected Prelect ol the Sodality and Secretary of the Debate Council during Junior and Senior years respectively. But all these activities did not daunt Ducky, for in the Spring of Freshman year he answered the call of Assistant Manager and has Uen rewarded with the Managership of the Track Team lor the 1925-1920 season. With these numerous activities he has combined the intellectual by being an honor man in class, which bids well in whatever field he may choose to conquer in the future. 19 9 6 [ 163 ]JOHN F. TOOMEY, A.B. De ].a Salle - Jack Kant St if) ■ 4 Haree-der Club ». • Daft Student Sodality . 4 prom Committee .11,mum Staff 4 Ip anyone deserves the title f “regular fellow.” let us U-slow it here. • . since his advent into the Class of'26 in Sophomore, speedily gained a reputation ns a capable fellow, brimful of lively drolleries. This humorist held sway in the late hours spent at the Ram office. The staff will recall the merry quips which relieved (he drudgery oflast-minute assignments and the confusion of piled-up copy. But the jester can he king, and when the famous Promenade was presented last year. Jack ruled m a business capacity. As C hairman of the Ballroom Committee. he efficiently managed the reception of a historic attendance. This was the result of several weeks of preparation and the exercise of that quality known as foresight. We are remembering these things; we are counting on them to carry Jack on in any undertaking, for. after all. spicing difficulties with a little wit is a good formula for overcoming them.St. Peters Prep THOMAS A. WALLACK. A.B. If a Hu. Pom I OJ1 is the protecting god ol all Jerseyites who condescend to ride on the I. R. 1'. to Ford ha in Road. His "low’ring” height inspired awe in rough trainmen who questioned any Fordham man’s right. For four glad years we have known Tom, and in all that time not a word have we heard from him of discouragement or gloom, though many opportunities came his way. Our tall brother has ridden the weary miles from Jersey for four long years without a murmur. Long suffering, jovial at times and actually humorous, when others among us were inclined to be most lugubrious ami needed a laugh. Tom was then the chief joy dispenser. We hold pleasant memories of Tonis deep, reflective voice reciting difficult passages from Horace and Tacitus. In the Contest of Life, we are fully certain that Pom will emerge, perched tin the tall end of the score. In whatever profession he chooses, we predict Success with a capital ”S.” KX-26 Richard L. Ahern Arthur ). Attridge James R. Barnett James V. Beattie Robert J. Burns Thomas P. Carmody Peter J. Conlin John . D’Angelo James J- Dennehv J Charles A. Dougherty William J. Doyle Harry Ci. Kvans Seton A. Gillen Joseph J. Massinger John L. Hinds Kdmund J. Kane William 1). Kelly Raymond F. Klaess Louis J. Logan Robert 1C. Long William A. McDonnell James P. McGeough John A. Morrone Francis K. Muldoon Edward J. Murphy 1 Philip S. Murray Francis J. O Riley Fred 1C. Polizzi John J. Propst Daniel E. Quinlan J. Stewart Wilson William B. Woerner + Deceased 197 6 r lb6 ]1996 [ 167 ]x_ Lz freshman year ia U99H is 3 053 OUR OFFICERS James P. McGeough George A. Hammer John E. Olinn . Joseph I). Fekrone . Roland V. Miller . Mr. Roijert I. Gannon. S.I. . President I ice-President . Secretary . Treasurer Historian T'acutlu .Moderator W HEN, earlv in September, tlie arm v ol tile T'ros i lirst stormed tile Memorial Gate, tyro hundred and eigh tv-seven pair of modest feet first followed the windings of the elm-lined path. At the end ol the twisting road, all Fordham awaited with welcoming hands the largest class in the eighty-one years of its existence; of this great number, one hundred and sixtv-seven entered the Arts course, while one hundred and twenty aspired to science. The Faculty, however, was well prepared, anti the advancing horde was divided into three legions, but with the same advantages, for our leaders alternated in commanding the raw recruits. Father Gay nor masterfully let! us through Rome and taught us the tongue of the Latins; then with Father Fremgen. we mounted the mighty mausoleums of the ancient Greeks and read the epitaphs, and felt with them in their tragedies. 1916the k con ness of their emotions. When Mr. Gannon, S. J. took command, we conquered the English, and the Mother Tongue is last becoming more beautiful to us with a beauty hitherto unknown. Father Steelier gave the army its religion and, though we never doubted the veracity of that faith, we were continually burdened with proofs of it. To be successful an army must be scientific and efficient, and Mr. Shields stepped into the breach and taught us trigonometry from every angle. Father Deane supplied us with Outlines of History that rival Mr. Wells’ work of the same name. Mr. Cardon anti Mr. Green assumed the task ol teaching French, as Mr. Cintron led his army against the Spanish. We found also awaiting us a set of Freshman rules and caps compiled by Sophomores for our betterment, but, fairly enough, with them came a clause ol their dispensation if we should win three of five athletic contests, freshman won the first, a boxing tournament held at the Smoker tendered to us by the Harvester Club, but Sophomore was victorious m the interclass football game by one touchdown, triumphant again in the tug-o-war by much avoirdupois, and when the reckoning of the Inter-Mural meet was made, it was found that Junior had won by a safe majority and Sophomore was second over Freshman by one place. Thus, the filth contest was unnecessary and freshman realized that this discipline had come to stay, so we set out with an obvious good-will to win our laurels despite the restraint. A competent stall of officers was soon elected and re-elected in February lor the coming year, Jim McGeough was chosen President and although he hailed from Pawtucket, he lived it down so satisfactorily that the class still boasts of the wisdom of its choice. Red Hammer of these environs was made Vice-President and Jack Quinn, always far ahead of the collection basket, became the envied custodian of the Treasury. 1 he office f Secretary was best fitted for Joe Femme and he diligently transcribed our efforts. fhe need of a Freshman Constitution was felt, and McCicough responded to the call presenting it to the class with great effort and no waste of words. So 19 9 6 [ 1( 9 ]satislaclorv was it that only one small ameiidment was made and it was practically accepted as a whole. W hen football and track accounted for the plodding of cleats and spikes in the Bronx air, our President responded by winning a position and letter on the Varsity football team, and, with Hammer, achieved again the coveted "F on the track. Woerner, B.S. 26 distinguished himself on the Varsity, and Freshman [toasted of three Letter Carriers. Bruton, Chester and Rose also made the Varsity squad. There were other footballers, however, in 26. over a score of them, and the Freshman team was organized on which Captain Griffin, Daley and Marcotte starred and future arsily material was unearthed. So loyal was the showing of these men that twentv-one were awariled their class numerals. Then Jack Frost decreed that Freshman triumphs be indoors, and when basketball arrived the Frosh greeted it by displaying one of the fastest court aggregations in the city anil the history of Fordham. At the close of a most successful season, we realized that ten men had earned their numerals and although a resume of the stars would he a roll-call of the squad, we venture to say that Rohan. Grainger. Captain McMahon and Irish especially distinguished themselves. It was at this period immediately after the Christmas holidays when the Sophomores revoked the rules which they had imposed upon us. There was no urge for thus commuting our sentence it was done through evident goodwill and Freshman appreciated the sportsmanship that was displayed. There hail never been a real enmity between the two classes but rather a friendly rivalry, anil we were greatly indebted to them inasmuch as the Sophomores hail set us an example, the emulation of which brought forth our best efforts. Later, in the course of events, the indoor track called Fordham to attention. At the famous Fordham Diamond Meet the Freshman team conquered the University anil finished first in the interclass relay. Good old fighting names had the victors. McGeough, Hammer. Harrington and Ahern, the last named having played on all four Freshman teams. In literary fields, also, the class made great strides. The Rant, Fordham’s weekly publication, achieved great results from the four Frosh on its staff, and the .Wonf ili , too. was greatly enhanced by the many offerings of their productive pens. Ol all Freshman contributors, .Inn McCabe was I'actle Pnnceps, a budding poet from whom great things were expected. His Night Riders in the March number, and funk Song in the April issue, attracted much attention in the college literary circle. Mil.I. WOKRXF.R Uli, J Lc-H“' a ' wma The annual One Act Play Contest "‘as hold in May ot tins year. 1‘ive plays were to bo presented: the President ol the Mimes and Mummers had written one, the editor of the Ram offered one, the Kditor ol the Monthly and his assistant. McCabe, a Freshman, each wrote one tremendous opposition for the fifth author, whoever he be. Klmer F. MclAevit t. a V reshman. modestly filled the gap with the romance Off Cadiz that tool; the house and the judges. McDevitl won the prize for the best play and there was glory enough to go around as the entire class prilled in him and his triumph The most priceless jewel however, in Freshman, was won for her by Dirk Foy. In a competitive examination on the Ars Poelica in which were entered close to a thousand Frosh of the Jesuit Colleges of the Fast, Dick brought Fordham first honors with the astounding mark of 96 per cent and Jim McCabe’s rating was 95. With the coming of Spring, the Frosh. like Alexander of old, ventured far in search of more athletic worlds to conquer and they set up as their standard tlie trusty bludgeon and misfit glove. Thirty-five exponents of the national game displayed their wares for the edification of their Alma Mater. I heir schedule was one of the most comprehensive ever compiled lor the Maroon colt outfit, their battle cry ringing forth from the jungles of Jersey to the countrysides of Connecticut. But, they came forth unscathed, and their series ol victories was another triumph for ’26. finis ended the first year. y: JmQ t tv 1976 [ l"l ]SOPHOMORE YEAR President I ice-President . Secretary . Treasurer . Historian lacullu .Moderator Jamks 1 McGeoigh Robert N. Rose Robert II. Flynn John E. Quinn Roland YV Miller . Rev. Hugh A. Gaynor 1 HE class dial passed through I he historic gale in September ol 192. hore only a slight resemblance to that eager group which a year ago had (altered in as Freshmen. As Horace would have it. “It was another and still the same.” Features alone had not changed; knowledge had increased; spirit had been transfigured from Freshman curiosity to Sophomore loyalty and a profound love lor Ford ham. Numbers, too, had been altered: some had hearkened to the lure ol business: a lew had been weeded bv the final examinations; one had died. Charlie Dougherty, an excellent student, a royal good fellow, answered to the last roll-call anti those who knew and understood him realized that he had gone prepared. and the lust Master has rated him well. Rctfuiescal in Pace. 199 0. [172]We were immediately placed under the tutelage ol «i capable corps ol instructors. Father Oates guided us through the buried beauties ol Horace, Tacitus, Cicero and luvenal. Father O’Connor produced lor our minds’ eve the tragedies ol Sophocles, the events ol Thucydides Chronicles and revived the eloquence of Demosthenes. Father Taalfe showed in the famous speeches the power ol the .Mother Tongue. Father Duane, alter nineteen years ol theological lectures in Woodstock, was a welcomed authority on Religion. Father Deane continued our course in History and Dr. Shcrwin introduced us to the phenomena of Chemistry. Father Gaynor kindly consented to be (. lass Moderator, and we soon elected officers, the task being easier now because ol a belter understanding born ol a year’s association. Jim McGeough was re-elected unanimously to Id! another term as president and Jack Ouinn again took over the purse. Bob Rose was chosen for the Vice-Presidency, and Jack McDermott, later giving way to Bob Flynn, was selected to transcribe our efforts. As has been the tradition from time immemorial, we as Sophomores drew up a set of rules to be imposed on those unfortunate brethren who happened to enter a year later than we. Bob Rose, chairman ol tins committee, compiled an excellent code which was immediatel put into effect. It must be said in deference to the class of 27 that it displayed such enthusiasm, such “all-for-Fordham " spirit in the first few weeks of its stay at Rose Mill that the obligations were permitted to die, never since being rekindled, and in the embers ever since has glowed good-fellowship. Once again McGeough distinguished himself on the gridiron as a mainstay ol the Varsity backfield. Marcottc, Ohester. Rose and Bruton acquitted themselves creditably in the order named. The Sophomore class team, playing its greatest game (against the Frosh), came in second in a close contest. A single touchdown scored in the final minute ol play by an eager Freshman's intercepting a forward pass at the threshold of the Soph goal, gave his classmates a victory of 6 to 0. Thus the class of ’27 washed away with a football victory the stain of Freshman regulations which we had placed upon it. It was the armistice after hectic days, days when turbulent heads scorned the caps which we had decreed and Vigilance Committees were kept awake at nights. Who can forget the Sophomore Stampede with prefects at our heels, when we discovered that a daring plebe had hoisted his class pennant to the flagpole, cut the cords and greased the staff? The flag came down but Faculty legislation also descended upon us and thereafter Freshman Rules passively awaited the death which came at the Interclass football game. At the annual Track Meet, one ol the greatest athletic and financial successes in the history of Ford ham. McGeough and Hammer ably represented the Varsity. as two of the fleet quartet which showed its heels to groups of the country’s greatest collegiate athletes. Dalcv. Licgey and Hammer won second place for us in the Interclass Relay. Hammer’s running, in particular, was superb. His red hair was a danger signal to Ins opponents and helped the eye ol the spectator to follow him in his mad sprint over the boards. Some mark was ' indeed necessary to trace his speedy, graceful flight, anti we prophesy that his fleeting footprints will yet leave a lasting impression on the sands of sport. At the end of the Track season, although only a Sophomore, he was chosen Captain as a reward lor Ins speed-demon endea vors. The Sophomore Dance was held at the Hotel Savoy, arranged under the chairmanship of Jim Crimmins anti, although like spoiled children we expected wonderful things after that social triumph of a year ago, we were not disappointed. It was a glorious, glittering success anti stands as the second link in a chain til memories welded by the successive dance committees of the class. With the advent of basketball, the class of — offered a promising galaxy of players to the Varsity. Rohan. Grainger, Hartnett anti .Mc.Mahou were retained on the squad, and each, scintillating in turn, has borne testimony that there can be no field closed to our athletes. Rohan, star of last year’s Freshman five, was even at this early date crowding himself into a berth as Varsity guard. The Varsity Play loomed next on Fordham’s calendar and the striking presentation of Sheridan s "The Rivals" owes much applause to Ferrone, Rose. Peters and Murphy who was also a Director of the Mimes. The collision of wood and horse-hide soon echoed temptingly on the Bronx air and. like a lew thousand other boys all over the country, we responded to the call. Although the framework « l 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 alternated at limes on the mound gave evidence of available material. Later, when the days grew warmer, tennis called the attention « f its enthusiasts, and many enterprising Sophs raised a racquet for the glory of the class. We had a formidable compound of netmen as a residue from Freshman, and. reheated by practice, we found Clunk Murray. Che I Carroll. Cahe Obestcr and Boh Rose applying to defend the Varsity side of the court. So it hail been in every line oi collegiate endeavor— all student activities, social and athletic found in us BOB M RCOTTF IIM .McGKOUGH 1996 174 1support a ml gccd-will. I lie Harvester Club counted manv of our classmates among the leaders of its worthy work, chief among them Secretary Charier Murphy: the wim depended for much of its news upon the five Sophs on the staff: a few fortunate names adorned the pages of the elite Fordham Monthly: we were represented on the newly organized Press Cluh hy two of the four memhers who acquainted fields afar with the doings around Fordham through the medium of the newspapers; the first officers of the Glee Cluh: President Rose. Vice-President McGeough. Treasurer Liegey and Secretary Murray were all men of 26; the Debating Society numbered second-year men among its valued speakers; the Sodality found us also faithful to our religion. We were nearing the hall-wav mark of our journey and we spared lust a moment belore the examinations for a backward look. At times the hurdles had seemed high and the course long and the pace fast; often we stumbled, but there was ever a fatherly hand willing to guide us on anew. Some did not rise, and the race for education was run over the forms of failures, but the ambitious plodded on, sadder in the friendships lost but stronger in a weakness re-enforced. They were years well-spent, we agreed, for we had sent our envoys into every field of a university’s opportunities and they had come back with colors flying and we prided ourselves in the belief that each field was just a little better because our ambassadors were there. From the altar to the sports, from the song to the speech, and clown the long trail of college activity, on every branching path and in every fertile field, we see there was at least one, even then, who was upholding the glory of God the traditions of Alma Mater and the honor of our class. LARRY Mi MAHON [175]President ice-President . Secretary . Treasurer . Historian acuttu .11 operator Charles T. Murphy Arthur I. Taylor Arthur J. Daley Joseph I). Ff.rronk Roland VV. Miller Rev. James I . G. II graduation, we were sadly reminded that our numbers, dimidiated, had paid the toll of time. In three legions we advanced into Junior. Our leader. Me-Geough, had passed on reluctantly to conquer other worlds and we chose an able successor. Charles Murphy. Father I laves honored us in accepting tin-position of Faculty Moderator. . • Taylor was elevated to the ice-1'residency. Joe Ferrone received the purse and Arl Daley sharpened the secretarial pencil. Completely satisfied with our selective ability, we went on to choose Jack Ouinn as Chairman of the Junior Prom Committee and Jtm Crimmins to decide on an appropriate ring. I low well all. especially the last two, have succeeded is Fordhain history; the Prom is now a memory that will live with us lorever and the garnet-and-gold that Jim and his committee selected, has been standardized for future Fordham fingers. We were divided by three: Father Cox, Father Dally, and Father Mahoney each look his third and propounded Scholastic Philosophy and Evidences of Religion until we were prepared lor agnostic and skeptic alike, and. in the Orals, we met both. Father Logue proved to us by mechanics that things are not essentially what they seem. We chose our electives and, Logic book in hand, we waited for the Prom. Meanwhile, Obester wove for himself a crown of glory on the gridiron bv playing in every period of every letter game. Rose and Marcolte appeared in the line as vital cogs in the mighty machine that generated the successes of the 1924 season. The class team held the strong 1925 aggregation to a tie on two occasions and the honors were so even that the matter was dropped. At the same time, behind St. John’s Hall, the hand proved mightier than the foot and Junior stood high in handball as well as 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'Riley. McCabe, Duffy. Ciocca and Porcell assaulted the concrete parapet with a little black shrapnel throughout the triumphant siege. A prominent member of the class was W. Kenneth Bailey, conductor of the newly organized Glee Club. It was he who found latent singing abilities and soon developed them so well that concert tours and critical praise were the portion of his wandering minstrels. We blush; the Moderator of the (dee C lub was the Moderator of our class, the conductor was a member of our class, so were five of our nine directors, so were twenty-seven of the sixty active members. To Father Haves, Mr. Bailey, Mr. Liegey, our hard-working Chairman, goes the credit—if we others have helped, it has IK en our pleasure. The Varsity Debating Team which has lowered our rivals into submission with well-defined logic, at home and abroad, possessed a fearless cog in the person of our president, Air. Murphy, and Mr. Ferrone, as alternate, left (In-opponents nothing to lie desired. Murphy talked himself to fame by winning the Inter-Collegiate Fxlempore Speaking Contest over reputable rivals. Basketball next came into prominence in the sphere of sport and the Juniors’ 1916 [177]representatives under Coach Kelleher s two-team system were Rohan, McMahon, Grainger and Driscoll. The first two earned letters, Rohan as a iirst string guard, McMahon as substitute to Zakszewski, and the combined efiorts of the squad amassed a total of fifteen victories and only one defeat. Out of the lime-light ol the court into the spotlight of the dance, stepped the cnhr-loult-r ol ’26 and the Junior Prom, a silver jubilee of the inauguration, a golden memory for future days, set the Biltmore aglare on the evening of January 30th. Jack Quinn as C hairman of the Committee arranged for us not merely a Prom, but an achievement in the chronicle of social Fordham. George Olsen with his band. Cliff Fdwards with his ukelele, the ball-room with its splendor, the nine hundred knights with their ladies, the personal satisfaction with the pride of a thing well done, we thank the committee, and the alumni—we shall not soon CAPTAIN HAMMER forget. The Varsity Play, that striking Lenten pageant ol Father Thomas Chet wood’s, directed by Mr. Taylor Breen played to capacity houses on four occasions and deserves well its mention in another part of this book. I he Masks of Drama favored Junior, the smile for Peters and Murphy whose humor lifted the iester to the king's throne, the frown for Rose and Ferrone who showed us so well the zeal ol the crusaders. Meanwhile the band and the orchestra, the one led by Muccigrosso, the other bv Geigle, both Juniors, played their way into our hearts. The Harvester Club, with our .Irhe Dalev as Vice-President made the world a little better socially by its worthy work furthering the interests of the Foreign Missions. The Press Club with its two Junior members kept the reading public informed of the deeds that are done within that active territory that is known as Fordham. We are justly proud of the .Monthly staff, of the assistant editor, James 11. McCabe 2b. of his stories, his poems, his essays, his one-act plays for the Dramatic Association, and his climactic achievement. the lyric for the Fordham Marching Song. Rose. Dick Fov, Cliel Carroll and others in a business or editorial way have contributed ureatlv Ci A BE OBESTB.kTOM ROHAN l v (heir efforts to the high standard ol the Fordhani Jtout lily. Art Taylor was assistant editor of the Ram, that weekly publication which spreads news of the campus to loyal Fordhamites all over the country. (tern Tobin, ’rank Schaefer. Berate and Jack Fit' .pa trick, Tom Murray. Art Daley, Charlie Murphv. Jack Quinn, nice Curtavne, Jim Crim-mins. Jack I Homey, BUI Minnick and lorn Dooney. fourteen Juniors on an editorial stall ol twenty-five. The others of the class were not content however to wait until their literary brothers blossomed forth again in the next issue of the Ram or the .J onf ilt . They found a pleasant diversion in watching the fleet progress of the track team. There was Captain Hammer, a little red-headed demon on the boards, Johnny Scanlon, discus ami javelin thrower, a strong man who lilted himsell by the pentathlon bootstraps to a niche in our hall ol fame, and assistant manager (tern Tobin who helped to arrange the great Diamond Meet where Ritola, Murchison, Helfrich, Booth and others performed, liven the great Nurmi accepted an invitation in Chicago and rode in the locomotive to reach New York before the rest of the train. We cheered the traveling Finn when he broke the 2000 meter record, but we were not too hoarse to whisper a word of commendation to our own Red and Johnny and (tern . I he snow cleared away, and the baseball diamond stood prepared for the onslaught of spikes and the thud ol a ball landing safely behind second. The campus became green and. when the season opened with a raucous " Play Ball," Tex Landrv was fixed in lei field, Tam Rohan dared anyone to hit toward third. J.eo Ahern substituted at first, Don Driscoll took turns behind the bat, Sheerin and Scanlon showed their curves from the little round hill. In the spacious pool of our new Gvmnasium. another venture rose from the waters; a swimming team. So it was done. Boh Flynn of ’26 became manager, (tahe Obester, Boh Marcotte and Jack Donohue broke its surface with their dives and churned it with their crawls. It was a typical Junior entrance, a plunge and a splash, then progress. Spring made the weather warm for us, then came the finals and made it hot. Philosophy. Hvidences, Klectives. Physics, Orals, we met them in quick succession, but we were strong in numbers. The goal was in sight and the road behind was too long for us to turn back. One year and it shall be over, but let it be another like this, entering activity together and winning the laurels alone. 1996 [SENIOR YEAR 11 ' J? (HR OFFICERS Charles 'I . Murphy James P. McCrattan Robert H. Flynn William J Minnick Richard J. lrOY Thomas F. Leahy Rev. Hugh A. Gaynor. S.) President I ice-President . Secretory Treasurer Historians Tacutlu Moderator Senior vi(h its high dignity and deep studies is the most interesting ot college years. Freshman, the “melting pot” of university life seems to have gone to memory land, while Sophomore, the ” moulding room” of Collegiate life is slowly joining its predecessor there, and Junior, the “designing department” in our cultural career, with its first glimpse ol Philosophy and the higher sciences has only whetted our appetite for the all-important course that is to follow: Senior the “show-room” of every university, where the student acquires the final “polish” to take his place in the world and be a credit to himself and to his Alma Mater. The high feelings nurtured by the incoming Seniors were harshly jolted bv the sad news ol the death of Philip S. Murray, a classmate whose vivacity and good-nature were of the type that will linger after our farewells to old “Rose 1976 [ l«° ] Hill. However as in life, work was (o be done, and though burdened with the sad memory of Phil, the class pushed forward into the busy programme of the fourth year. The lirst and most important business was the election of Officers. The results found Chuck Murphy re-elected president and A 0. McGrattan again chosen vice-president: Rabbit Flynn ascended the secretarial stool, while Sc uire Minnick as treasurer took charge of the shekels. With competent officers to guide us. and the class completely united after a three year sectional division. Senior was slated lor a brilliant year. Father loseph A. Murphy, S. J., led us up the steps of psychology while Father Thomas I. Barrett. S.J., showed us the morality of Fthics. At other times the class was busy groping through the labyrinth of electives ranging from music to chemistry. I he various campus organizations soon commenced their activities, in a majority of cases, with members ol lit) at their head. Cube Liegev was not only chairman ol the Glee Club, but directed the embryo Carusos in several concerts. The Ram, our weekly chatterbox has now scaled the heights of news lore, under the guidance of its editor Artie Taylor. The Dai Students Sociality, elected as First Prelect, the well-known Ducky 1 obin. The Jlonlhly, under the editor-in-chief, .Inn McCabe has become, not only Ford ham's greatest literary forte but one of the foremost collegiate publications in America. The Athletic A.''foetalton. ably guided by liiij Dob Rose, was destined for a remarkably fine season. The Council of Debate, with Proxy Murphy, as its executive has compiled a difficult schedule, but with such sterling orators as Jlurph and Si leer- Tony tied Coxen, we predict that Ford ham can out-talk any college in the country. The Slimes and .Hummer with Siynore Joe Ferrone. the renowned thespian, at their head, has had one of the most successful seasons in their history. In the One Act Play Contests, ’26 as usual was to the lore, presenting prize-winning plays from the pens ol PI McDevitt and Pete Manque together with the excellent acting ol hiy Hob Rose, Joe Ferrone and Chuck Murphy. he Orchestra, under the direction of Count John Muccigrosso, the celebrated Italian troubadour, though always of high calibre, this year outdid itsell by rendering the classics with ease and gusto. In the varsity sports, the phenomenal success of the football team was aided not only by the brilliant playing of Cube Chester at guard, hob Marcofte at end and hi a hob Rose at center, but a fair share goes to Chuck Murray, the manager, who willingly sacrificed his time and energy in arranging a schedule of high-class opponents. In basketball, the exceptionally fine record of It) victories in 20 games, was helped by the high-class playing of Rushing Rohan at guard and ex Landry at forward, ablv assisted by manager hud Ilannelly who compiled the schedule. In Interclass athletics, the Senior football team smothered opposition [19 7 6 [181]with case. Who can forget the Senior-Junior game? the terrific line smashes by I'ice-) ards McMahon: the a la Grange end runs of Rushmy Rohan and Whiff Ahern and the unerring toe ol 'ex l andrv who abided the 7th point as fast as touchdowns were made? In the Basketball Tournament. Senior started poorly, but due to the coaching and playing of A 'oat Grainger, assisted l v Smacker AlcMahon and Chuck Murphy, guards. Glass .Irni Daley, center, and II hit) Ahern and the versatile Aoo! himself, the Seniors reached second place. Now that the signs of Spring are here, and a young man's fancy turns to baseball, we find many ’26 men striving lor a berth on Coach Coffey s nine. Capt. Tex Landry. Silent Sheerin. Whiff Ahern, Jiyc.s Crimmins, and Dap Reed, are the aspiring Ruths and Wagners, while Manager Tom Dooney, books games with the cream of the collegiate work!. Among the racquet wielders. are several men of 2( . Horn Goff. Chet Carroll. Eddie Huber. Chuck Murray, and Manager Specks O’Brien. On the swimming team ’2 has its representatives: (iahe Ohester of football fame is the free style expert, while Jack Donohue the well known upstate realtor is the breast-stroke star, and manager Rabbit Flynn while handing out soap and towels, draws up the schedule. In handball, 20 is the proud possessor of several champions: Gene King and Shorty Duffy ablv assisted by Chuck Ciocca. and Jim McCabe have defeated all comers not only in the college but outside as well. And last but not least comes Pinky Peters, head cheer leader, whose pep has communicated itsell to the spectators at many a game ami caused the cheers of Fordham to resound to the very firmament. encouraging Maroon defenders on gridiron, diamond, track and court. On December 12. 1925, the class held a formal dance at Sherry’s which was supported not only by a large number from Senior, but also from the lower classes. All agreed that the affair was on the same high plane as the Junior Prom which had also been managed by our class in the same year. Pile committee, Jim Crimmins. Chairman. . Manning, George Kearns and Jack Bergin have received ample congratulations for what has been termed, next to the Prom, the most eniovable social success of the year.Later, reciprocating the patronage of our younger brethren, the class thronged to the 1927 Prom in such numbers as to merit a special section ol the dining-hall. The Fordham campus emulated the Deserted Village until the inlanl hours ol the morning. A week later, interest centered in the Varsity Play. "Pals First," in which our own Prexif Murphy played one ol the co-starring roles, supported by several ol his classmates. Ferrone, Rose and Miller. In characteristic activity, Fordham followed shortly thereafter with entrance into the Intercollegiate Glee Club Contest. A substantial majority ol the Maroon contingent were members ol 1926: Gahe Liegev wielded the conductor’s baton. Perhaps these two facts had more than a little to do with the excellent showing of the boys from the Bronx. When St. Patrick on his feast-day tinged the campus with green, the class enthusiasts came outdoors to practice baseball. Conspicuous among the aspirants were Leo Ahern, dote Sheerin, Dap Reed and the renowned Captain. Tex Landry. Speaking of good sports it is now in order to mention that Joe Ferrone, Johnny Muccigrosso and 1 at Lennon, despite the gruesome memories of former report-sheets, formulae, lab, cl cetera ad nauseam. are giving a hand to Alma Mater in her great task of education, instructing in the Science Department, redolent with arduous and odorous associations. A long-to-be-remembered day marked (he appearance in (he class-room of cards, on which was to be inscribed the name "you would like to see on your diploma. " The sheepskins, we understand, are to be conferred on June 16th, a month after the final examination, the intervening period being allowed by the faculty for many reasons. Chief among them, we like to believe, is a rest from the labors of the classroom and a last farewell to the organizations which have been helped so material!v bv the members of the class. CAP I AIN LANDRYf IK4][1 5]JUNIORHISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1927 OFFICERS President lice-President Treasurer Secretary Class Historian Tacuthf Moderator Dennis J. Roberts Francis X. Di Lucia .... George A. Spohr Jr. .... J. Russell Sherlock .... J. Russell Sherlock .... Rev. Charles J. Deane, S.J. “ Junior ”, to quote a previous historian, "is the brightest year of Collegiate life.” May we add that it is also the busiest, with its manifold duties of Philosophy mastership. Prom management, and Ring purchasing, the gayest, from the social standpoint, and—perhaps—the saddest. Its brief passing closes definitely that phase of our adolescence which mav be termed the period ol satisfaction of the simple joy of living. It projects us into Senior, after a little hour of triumph, face to face with the bleak prospect of separation from the beloved ties of four long years and of coming struggle with the “world wi thout”. Other classes have gone this way before us; even now our successors are preparing to preempt our place upon the stage. May we of the class of Twenty-Seven be [189]pardoned if we pause a moment to look hack upon our achievements in this, the brightest year. Even as we had come two years before an unwieldy somewhat timid horde of Freshmen (yet not so shy as to be afraid of flaunting our class pennon defiantly from the tallest flagpole on the campus) and, later, as a cocksure, blustering group of Sophomores, quite Jealous of our traditional superiority over the Frosh. so. on September the sixteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-live, we returned to Rose Hill, Juniors, eagerly foretasting anticipation, the glories ol the year to come a year of emancipation from the previous semi-prep school curriculum. In the matter of professors, we were singularly blessed. Fathers McCluskey. Hanrahan, and Mahoney, undertook to lead us through the perplexing mazes ol Philosophy, while Father Login- saw to it that we stayed “settled during his edifying and entertaining Phvsics lectures. Thus ablv gem-railed for the scholastic campaign, we immediately sought leaders for the Class organization. Consequently, Dennis j. Roberts was again returned to the Presidential chair or rather, desk ami Francis X. Di Lucia was chosen to assist him as ice-President. while George A.Spohrand J. Russell Sherlock were re-elected respectively Treasurer and Secretary. At the same time, Robert M. McClennan was voted Chairman of tin- Junior Prom Committee, and Leonard I. Tiernan. Chairman of the Ring Committee. The wisdom ol our choice has become apparent. Aside from the studies, naturally, the primary interest on the campus during the hall was in football and the Class ol I wenty-Seveu was capably represented on Gargan’s startling eleven. Foremost was Jim De Lanv, the Class’ most noted athlete. In addition to De Lanv’s stellar service at end, the Varsity also had Frank I)i Lucia. Phil Gorman. Tom and Dennis Roberts, and plucky little Bill Fcrrall on the line, as well as Bob McClennan and Joseph Wenzel, in the back-lield. Nor must we forget the hand whose playing was a feature at the major contests and which, beside numbering many Juniors in the ranks, was led by James Breslin whose lingers proved as adept with a baton as on the piano keys which made him famous. In the interclass gridiron contest we did not lare so well. Although entirely out of condition, the remnants ol our excellent Frosh team look the field and after a brave light. succumbed to the Seniors by the score ot 13-0. In fact, the fortunes of war were rarely favorable to us in intermural clashes for in the handball tournament, t«M . our team of Francis Dolan, Francis () Riley, and Philip Carney was likewise eliminated by its Senior rivals. Alter the football season, other sports, in turn, came to the lore and to each, with our interest, went also support and active co-operation. On the track, Capl. BUI Menugh, John Dolan. Frank Di Lucia and Harry Kirby, did their fleet-footed best to emulate the Flying Finn, and to the championship Varsity basket-hall team, we again contributed, ! De Lanv, center and second only to Zaks-zewski himself. In the interclass tournament our basketball team fared well. Athletics, however, did not comprise the sum total of our interests for, in spite of the current erv to the contrary, collegians are still somewhat interested in the development of the “mens” as well as the “corpus." Among our members C 190]tn tltt Council of Debate were Francis Fullani who attended to the minutes of the sometimes fiery meetings, and Joseph Fechteler whose impressive presence and “thundering voice” were mainstays to the team that tilted with the Boston College invaders. We proved our aptitude at syllogizing in a specimen of Philosophy given before the officials of the University. Objections hitherto unknown were hurled at us from the rostrum but they found us not defenseless and the congratulations of the Reverend Rector assured us that in the major business of education we had chosen the Inrtter part and played it well. "Came November”, as the movie sub-title has it, and then, loo, came the annual and justly praised One-Act Play contest ol the Mimes and Mummers. For the third successive time our own light dramatist, George Leonard, had a play in presentation and his “Words and Music” elicited high praise. Among the Junior thespians on the same occasion were George Spohr, who so entertainingly portrayed the irate husband in the aforementioned “Words and Music.” Joseph Brennan, hero, Francis Fullani. Irish revolutionist. Joseph Fechteler. a haughty Wellington, and Alfred Tally Jr., comedian. The latter two also distinguished themselves in “Pals First . the later anil major production ol the Dramatic Association. Alfred Tally Jr. being splendidly cast in one of the two leading roles. Joseph Fechteler gave a remarkable performance as an old Southern judge, in addition playing the part of Vice-President to the Mimes and Mummers, and Francis Fullani that of Recording Secretary, a service which Charles Divinev performed for the Playshop. Incidentally. Anthony Dupraz, James Mclncrny, James Mullen and Leo Yanowski, juggled “props", lights anil scenery backstage with the scene-craft division. Coincident with our entrance into the college was the foundation of the Glee Club and it was only to be expected that the Juniors would continue among the foremost supporters of this musical organization. Outstanding among the dozen or more choristers from the class were Herbert Twomey. tenor soloist, and William Boyd, and William Moriartv, Directors. But while courting the other Muses, ’Twenty-Seven has not lacked, also, its “dreamers of dreams.” The foremost literary publication on the campus, the Fordham Monthly, has been tin steady recipient of contributions from the critical pen ol John A. C. McGann, Assistant Edilor-m-Chiel, essayist and literary critic extraordinary, from George Leonard, whom we suspect of dark designs against Robert Benchley’s position on the stall' of “Life. Charles Divinev, Alumni Editor, anil J. Russell Sherlock, lyricist. On the Ram, too. that triumph of the college journalistic art, we have been well represented by Anthony Dupraz, Managing Editor, Edward Cullen. Joseph Flesev, and George Callahan, Associate Editor, and Frank Howley on the Sports Staff, while William Boyd. Jerome Raflertv, Louis Slaab and Joseph Brennan have guided the destinies of the publication in the all-important financial and circulation branches. In addition, we must express our admiration for the talent of our class-mate E. Vincent O’Brien, Art Editor, whose cartoons have been various advertising campaigns throughout that time. In the poet’s lexicon. Spring is synonymous with many things soft breezes. 197 6 [191]delicious mornings, robins, buds and the familiar ‘‘young man s fancy. ' lo the sport writer, though, it has a single connation too well known for repetition here. Let it suffice to say that the opening of the baseball season found us not wanting. To the Varsity we contributed, Jitn DeLanv, Vincent O’Conncl. catcher, William Porter, Bill Woerner’s understudy at short and Joseph Morris, the Herculean first baseman. Last, but far from least the Prom. On the principle of “the best wine tor the last.” we have saved notice of it until now. Can we—can anyone who “was there”—forget our greatest social achievement? the night of February the fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty-six; the Biltmore: the alluring, pulsating rhythms of Roger Wolff Kahn’s syncopators; the colorful crowd that, in spite of all our efforts to limit the attendance Ik low seven hundred couples, overflowed the Grand Ballroom and paid graceful devoirs to Terpsichore from dark to dawn ; all the melody and brilliance and romance that is traditional to the Prom, uniting in a triumphant climax that Chairman Bob McClennan and his hard-working committee-men. as well as the entire Junior Class may well remember with pride. Such was our part in the work of the year. Whether it was worthy is not for us to judge—except insofar as we know we have done our best. The curtain has come down, the past is history; hopeful lor the future, we await in the wings the opening of the last act in our class drama.r i95 ]HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1928 OFFICERS Percy H. Schwenk..........................................President Joseph . Gallagher.................................I ire-President Francis M. Cox. Jr........................................Secretary John V. Higgins...........................................Treasurer Charles 15. McGroddy, Jr..................................Historian Men often in the public eve may decry the value of a college education as they will; they may utter weighty statements of scorn, condemnation and contempt, but had they ever undergone the experience of returning after the first vacation from college joys and labors, and after an eventful three months, greeting again their classmates with the realization that they were no longer Freshmen, then would the sheets of the day have a slightly longer search for their sophisms. Jt is this experience which has enriched the lives of Fordham’s Class of ’28 and let wisdom and practicality rant as they may, this resumption of the daily labor of the classroom, of those college associations are attended with a concealed emotion of which even that most opprobrious epithet "sophomoric” tails to make one ashamed. After all the hand-shaking had been done, and the inevitable “How did you eniov your vacation” queries had been marie, classes got under way with a relentlessness that was at first rather terrifying. At the beginning of the Chemistry course, nightmares rode rampant over the class, bringing visions of fearful explosions, and strange and wonderful effusions from mysterious test tubes.However, after the first few lectures from Father Martin, our fears were dispelled, and the class settled down to enjoy one of the most pleasant courses which it has been its good fortune to attend. The learned discourses of our venerable Chemistry Professor, tinted in spots with a kindly humor to set off the sometimes drab facts of the science, will be remembered long after the rules of combination and dissolution have been erased from the pages of our recollection. And now to turn to a lighter theme, who in the Class of ‘28 will ever forget the first few weeks of the term, when all the members were endeavoring to teach the incoming Freshmen to observe the regulations so painstakingly laid down especially for their benefit? The unceasing effort to keep the sidewalks free from the tread of rude Freshman feel, the earnest admonitions with which we urged the recalcitrant Freshman to keep his curly locks safe from the rude elements by means of those dressy little green and black caps, and all those other efforts that we made to convert the plenteous crop of Freshmen into true Fordham men will often rise in the smoke of future pipes when in those days to come we snatch one of the hurrying minutes from the stern realities of life, anti bid it carry us back. With the year now well entered upon, the usual class elections were held, and after an extremely close contest, Schwenk, Gallagher and Higgins were reelected to their respective offices of President, Vice-President and Treasurer, with Frank Cox chosen as Secretary. The first matter that came up for discussion before these men was the annual class smoker and Freshman Initiation-Ihis affair was held on Friday evening, November the twentieth, and was preceded by the Freshman Costume Contest. As was befitting, the Sophomores won two bouts, and a good time was had by all. Refreshments were served alter the victory and were well enjoyed, as Wertheim, Reilly and sundry others will testify. As the program of the Mimes and Mummers was drawn up and executed, the Sophomore Class showed its interest and activity by having three members of the class write and publicly present one act plays in the Annual Contest of the Society. Moreover, many other Sophomores were concerned with the production of these and other plays in the capacity ol actors and directors. I he men whose plays were presented were Driscoll, O'Brien and Phelan. The Debating Society was also the scene of Sophomore activity, and many a stormy debate raged with the thunderous peal of Sophomore eloquence. When the call went out for candidates at the opening of the football season, the Sophomore Class was not slow or niggardly in its response. Fight Sophomores were on the Varsity Squad: F.d Ryan, Frank Dufiv, John Colter, Phil Licbl, ,!rhc O'Connor, Ralph Buckley, and Joe Marrin. Phil Liebl, in his first game, received a fast forward, and was tackled, to be laid up for the rest of the season with an injured arm. O’Connor ami Ryan also served their part in the seasonal strife, and much is expected of them during coming football schedules. Jrlic O'Connor distinguished himself by making the track team, and gaining glory for the Maroon on the cinder path of such moment as cannot be creditably treated here. hen tile last pigskin had heen hooted into the locker, anti the last pair of cleats had heen tossed alter them, thoughts of basketball animated the minds of all. hen Coach Kelleher paretl down to reasonable proportions, the enormous squad which had reported tor the tryouts, and had finally reduced that again to the size that he intended to use, Jlaurie Woods, Fd Ryan and Bill Byrne still represented the sophomores on the team. During a hectic season, Jlaurie displayed an ability that will be watched very closely by all concerned with the sport at Fordham. During the basketball season, there was inaugurated a new athletic endeavor at Fordham, an Inter-Class Basketball League. This new institution began to function with an enthusiasm and interest that promise well for the game of the courts. When the League’s season opened, the Frosh immediately took the lead, and though at times during the race, it fell into other hands, yet at the end of the season the colts still led. and the Sophomores held a battle-scarred third place. 1'he Sophomore team was captained by ‘rank Peloso. and numbered in its ranks I in Clancy, Dan Daley, Fin Morrisey, Frank Cox and Jack Federer. I his season marked the introduction of a new form of organized sport at Fordham. swimming, and the Sophomore Class played a conspicuous part in its development. Joe Farley was appointed captain of the new swimming team and Stearns. Martin anti Osterholtz also were members. These Sophomores have churned water fast and furiously to uphold the Maroon in this new Inter-Collegiate competition. Moreover, Farley, who holds several swimming records, is the only Sophomore to hold the captaincy of a Varsity sport. When the snow began to vanish from the long-hidden campus, and the call went out for candidates for the Tennis team, McCaulifT, McCarthy, Keresy, Daley. Tubridy, Minetti, Doyle, Phelan. Galloway, O’Brien, Stalawske and Komora reported from the Sophomore Class to try for berths on the team. Later, when the balmy spring days make the classrooms seem prisons, and the crack of bat on horse-hide is heard on the campus, the second year men will be far from the minority on the Varsity baseball squad. Among those present will be Joe Harrington, a [linger of untold promise. Phil Liebl, a receiver of no mean ability. Fin Clancy, a sterling first-sacker, J ano Cariello a hurler, and many others, whose acquaintance with the diamond has been far more than a speaking one. Thus it can be easily seen that the Sophomore Class has been nothing if not enthusiastic and active in both Intercollegiate athletics and also intra-mural sports. In all forms of activity, the Class of '28 has done its utmost, ami that utmost has been a great deal. Jerome Keresy had been elected to the chairmanship of the Sophomore Dance Committee, and he chose as his assistants Bernard Mallen and Eugene McCauliflf. This committee arranged that the annual Sophomore dance be held in the Music Room of the Biltmore Hotel, on the evening of April 16th, 1926. The Committee also made all the other necessary arrangements for a dance that will linger in the memories of the Class of ’28 for many a year. il976] [197]When the Mimes and Mummers presented "Pals First, a modern comedv the Sophomores were as usual, well represented among those whose efforts in behalf of the production were crowned with success. In the cast of the play were Warren Welti, I. Gerard Cregan and Charles B. McGroddv, while John O’Brien helpetl to take care 1 the business end of the production. Unseen and unheard. Kennedy, Caffrey, Batten. Marian and McDermott plied their mysterious trade behind the scenes on the stage crew lor the l enefit ol the Mimes and Mummers to their own invisible glory. Ye Historian can recall one night ol the performance upon which, with due pomp and ceremony, the hats of these men were stencilled with the mystic number. 28. in recognition of the delicate touch upon the ropes and the unerring facility with which they slit! Hat and wing and backing into their appointed places. In the realm ol literature, George Grainger will not Ik- soon forgotten, lor his contributions to the Fordham .Uonlhly never failed to bring a glow of beauty to the page. He succeeded in embodying in that much maligned form, blank verse, some thoughts and pictures which we all enjoyed, and his tender touch and appreciation of the In-autiful mark him as a happy worshipper at the shrine of the Muses. Joseph Minetti and Vincent Arcese. both Sophomores, also contributed to the success of the Monthly by their iaithiul service on the business staff. In the ranks ol those who kept the University informed about its multitudinous activities through the medium oi the Fordham Ram were Joseph Delaney, •rank Van Allen. Charles B. McGroddv, Dan Daley, Robert Keegan. Arthur Sheehan. William Rimmcr and Walter Galligan. The Sophomore Day Students' Sodality was headed by Victor Lugowski, while the St. Vincent de Paul Society had Richard Marian as President. There were also two Sophomores among the officers ol the Connecticut Club. Walter Galligan, Secretary, anti lulward Shan ley. Treasurer. So we will close this little history of the Class ol 28 in its Sophomore year at Fordham with a most sincere acknowledgment to all our Prolessors and Instructors for their endeavors in our behall this past year, and we can only hope that the two remaining years l our college life may be fraught with as much success, as much happiness and as much pleasure and profit, -that rare and precious mixture which Sophomore year compounded. It life itsell were certain to be as kind to us as college has been in this year and our first, then could we look forward to graduation without those pains of regret which we feel at the very thought of leaving these cloistered memories. Time in its swift course will frame the answer; we await it and as Sophomores we say farewell.[ 199 ][ 200 ]‘A- HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1929 £ % • d'+'i OFFICERS President I' ice-President Secretary treasurer Historian Pat ii ti . ode rotor Joseph A. Walsh .... John J. Regan .... Edward J. McNally J. Russell Hughes Bernard A. Galligan Reverend Hugh A. Gaynok. S.J. And to think Fordham has waited eighty-four years for us! It was most certainly with a feeling of pride that we strolled through the Memorial Gate, along the side-walk beneath the elm-shade to the summit of Rose Hill. College men at last! Little did we dream that that same shade and side-walk were to be sophomoric prohibitions; that our coming through the Memorial Gate might be considered nothing more than a barbaric assault upon the sacred portals ol learning; or that we were nothing more than mere Freshmen. Three hundred eighty-nine of us, two hundred forty-five Art students, one hundred forty-four Scientists, a heterogeneous, motley crowd, anxious, anticipatory, enthusiastic. If we all felt elated or buoyant over our new prospects there is no assurance that our future preceptors were overwhelmed with such moods. We cannot help admire the stoicism and perseverance—virtues worthy of our emulation— which characterized our professors as they led us toiling through the Latin and Greek classics, the finesse of English poetry and prose, and the “philosophy teaching by example" of the amiable historian. Father Zema. All will testify that the imperturbability of Father Gaynor would inspire the most lackadaisical 1996 c -oi:to overcome his tedious tasks in Latin. 1 he subtle, aphoristic humor of Father iMcGarvev has enlightened the dr vest and most obscure passages of Cicero. Virgil and Horace. One among us more ambitious than the rest conceived the idea of cataloging those famous, “Dixit: (he Lord; Dominus: said,” “Whom art thou Cyril?....I’he Progress of Cow’s Tail. Downward" and others. Vet his profound logic and controversialism were no less manifest in Evidences than his humor in Latin. And to Father Fremgen fell the delectable lot of expounding the sonorous language of Demosthenes, Homer and Plato. Nor did enthusiasm Hag, for Mr. Runn.S. J. was enthusiasm personified. Into the ethereal realms of the “poetic soul did fie convey us with consummate jov and ease. But Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley and Keats were not our only acquaintances. There were Lamb, Macaulay and DeOuincev; and if we did not, like the last, permit our dreams to follow the labyrinthine byways ot an opium eater, it may be accredited to the humor ot the erstwhile first editor of the Ram, Mr. O’Keefe now our professor of English prose and Latin Literature. With Messers. Pasquale. Bailey. Manning and Cook we delved heroically anti joyfully into the classics of French. German and Spanish; and who is there will say they did not make it pleasurable and profitable? It was not long, however, before the Sophomore Class, our friendly enemy, extended its formal greeting of welcome. Its nature may be surmised from the expression of one of the Soph speakers on the occasion of the presentation of the Freshman Caps and Bibles to the members of ’29: “AH the classes of Fordham welcome you. but the Sophomore Class welcomes you most ot all. And the Sophomores most certainly proved it. When they presented us with our headdress and rules they greeted us individually with a hearty salutation. But Mr. Charles Murphy, President of Senior, was there to insure order and also to keep a vigilant eye upon the Sophomore Vigilance Committee. 1 hat vigorous organization maintained the right of its class to keep us plodding in the roadway with our white socks and green buttoned black caps. But such a novitiate made us better understand our level in the College Strata. The peer of college sports, football, was then a topic of deepest interest to all; and the response of the Freshmen to the summons of Coach Coffey for the plebc outfit was spontaneous. It was a wealth of material that confronted the smiling mentor. But its depletion was soon wrought by the extraordinary ability of many of the squad winning them coveted places on the Varsity. A feeling ot pride was ours when we discovered that Beloin, Conbov, the Hermonat brothers. O'Connor. Pollet. Sweeney. Smith. Walsh and Gripp were Freshmen playing with tlu regulars. We still remember Smith at tackle and Walsh at end, and Grip stopping, again and again, that human train Plansky in the heartbreaking, lamentable Georgetown game. But the Freshman team was unfortunate. It lost the flower of the class to the Varsity; and the game, spirited squad that did so well was handicapped bv injuries and inexperience. Of the five games played it won only two. It lost the first three games in succession to the ever strong New Rochelle High School team, the powerful Lafayette College Freshmen and the superb St. BenedictsPrep of Newark. At this point, however, the teaching of lack Coffey began to bear fruit. The team found itself and finished the season in splendid fashion, triumphing over the George W ashington High School team of New York City and Bulkcley School of Connecticut. The team deserves credit for the splendid comeback it made in the lace of those three successive defeats. All did their share heroically, and when Verga, McArdle, Dunne, Regan, Kagan, McHugh. Reardon. Foley. Farrell, McLaughlin. Prince, Hughes, Swift and Robinson, at the banquet to the football team, were awarded the numerals “ 1929”. the honors were merited. It was not till early November that the class plunged into the political whirl and began to function as an entity. It was a quiet orderly balloting that prevailed which seems to have been the outcome of the sound advice given by Mr. Murphy, Senior, who presided. He cited the evils of prep school partisanship and the factional element. The advice was taken to heart, for the presidency was captured by Joe W’alsh of Varsity football fame while the vice-presidency went to John Regan, a Freshman football numeral man. The task of recording the sessions of the class fell to the lot of the versatile McNally and the guardianship of the exchequer was placed in the hands of another Freshman football man. Russell Hughes. To these 29 looks for guidance. It was not long after this that the traditional initiation of the Freshmen bv the Sophs took place. Tile arduous ceremonies were divided into two sections and performed on different days, file Day Hops were the first received officially into the sanctum tanclormn of college men. First came the masquerade march, headed by the band, up the Concourse and neighboring streets, and back to the judges' stand where the best costumed Freshman was to be selected. To Clarence Chrsyler in a flaming Spanish Toreador's costume, went the first honors and a bill to the Junior Prom. Lane and Atwell ranked second and third respectively with large Fordham pennants as their prizes. But the best entertainment of the evening, the boxing bouts, was prefaced by the tuneful anil delectable strumming of Naish on his ole banjo. Inasmuch as the Frosh-Soph football was not to be. this boxing tournament was eagerly awaited. On the royal seat of judgment sat Charles I Murphy, President of Senior with the ever self-effacing Captain Manning, and well did they perform their tasks. Honors were divided. Freshman and Sophomore each winning two bouts. During the following week, the boarders were called to their alioted conditions. Up the Concourse, they too paraded, costumed, bellowing cheers and songs and aided in their raucous cries by the thumping paddles applied deftly and poignantly. Back they tramped to the judge’s stand where the prize for the best costume was awarded to Ileide and Phelan fust and second respectively lor their disguise as Mr. and Mrs. Rhinelander; Kvans, as llawkeve the Defective, won third prize. Then to the newly established tonsorial parlor were they led where the noble pates of the Frosh were trimmed as they didn t want them. A molasses and banana shampoo was a finishing touch, a dandruff preventative doubtless; and the Sophomore regulations were thereafter things of the past. 1976 [ 203 ] Enthusiasm anti interest, however, were not monopolized by these activities alone. hile they gave vent more or less to our animal spirits, the things of the mind were pursued with no less ardor. There were the Freshman Forum, the Freshman Workshop, the Ram, the Jlonlhh anti the infant Quill Club: and their devotees were legion. The Freshman Forum under the moderator Father Zema began with forty members, the majority of whom were high school debaters oi reputation. I heir earnestness and ambition from the beginning can be noted from the brisk contest that attended their election of officers. From the balloting Davis was elected president and McNally, secretary of Freshman, was elected vice-president. To James Higgins went the secretaryship while Robert J. McCarron was trusted to guard the treasury. Its weekly meetings have been productive of timely and heated debates and its scope has been varied, for among the challenges received, Manhattan College, City College, New York University and Columbia University Freshman are represented. A most ambitious and notable undertaking for this most practical organization of college life, the forum soon had as rival the Freshman Workshop. Hie opening of the term saw the birth oi a new literary organization among Freshmen, The Quill Club directed by Father Taaffe for the study of the Short-story, that most artistic and pleasurable form of modern literature. A few enthusiastic members make up its personnel, an humble beginning that later may blossom forth in deserved exaltation. Nor were the College publications lacking in Freshmen on their staffs. The Ram's News Stall was augmented bv the presence of Robert J. McCarron and Francis S. McGuire, while the Monthly’s literary elite admitted to their circle, Vincent F. Sheehan who won the prize for the best Freshman Short-story in October, and has since contributed to each issue of the Monthly. We are expecting later literary triumphs of him. When late November rolled around and football togs were hung up to await another year, basketball was ushered in with the fondest hopes fora most successful season. The Freshman squad that reported to Coach Kelleher has proved itself to be “the finest Freshman five ever to represent Ford ham on the courts.” Their victories have been marked by the impressive guarding of Dougherty and Reardon that has kept their opponents at bay. Sweetman with his powerful arms and sharp eye is the idea! pivot man. The forward positions have been brilliantly played by Brennan, Adams and Landers. Adams and Landers waged individual scoring records, Adams making ten field goals one day only to be surpassed by Landers another day with eleven field goals and three fouls, therein-establishing a new record for the Fordham Gymnasium. With Fitzhenrv, Donovan and O’Connor alternating at guard and forward the team has played a consistent and winning game having only one defeat in its thirteen game schedule and that scored in an extra period bv the Rutgers Frosh. Now with baseball at hand we hope that future seasons and future years will find us alwavs in the service of Fordham and Twentv-Nine. 197 6 [ 204 ]BOOK III THE ACTIVITIES [207 ] OFFICERS Joseph I). Ferrone '26..............................President Joseph F. Fechtkler ’27........................ ice-President Francis A. Full am '27..............................Secretary James K. SeERY ’28................................. Treasurer James H. McCabe '26 n . . ... ,, ... ,,.r board oj Directors Roland W. jMiller 26 Mr. Edward B. Bunn, S. J................Fa cutty Moderator ri9T6 — 1208 ]1 he success of any organization can always be traced back to two causes the men behind the gun ami the man behind the men behind the gun. A perfect co-operation in thought and act must exist betwixt the twain. W ithout it either the shell from the gun will fall short of its objective, burying its nose in the ground or then, meteorlike it will burst too high! In general one can postulate this of all organizations; but in the case ot college organizations one must subscribe something even a little more specific. The college student will alwavs co-operate if his leader or director leads the way. It is axiomatic therefore that the brunt of the burden of a society must automatically fall upon the moderator ol that society. Moreover, there are certainly none who will deny the successes ol the Mimes and Mummers during the period of the last four years. I hey are and have always been manifest and we hope we will be pardoned a justifiable pride in adding—manifold! Our first dutv therefore, is not the recording ol these successes, nor the glorifying of ourselves in their recording, but rather the rendering what is only the “Caesar’s due to the two men who watched over the destinies of dramatics during the extent of our stay at Fordham. The first of these is Mr. Robert I. Gannon S. I.—and to him goes a lion’s share of the glory. Although our acquaintance with him extended over only one scholar year, that period was quite sufficient to make us realize the timbre of the man who had in his three short years at Fordham reorganized entirely the Dramatic Society and had pioneered a long, long distance in the wildernesses of innovations. To him also goes the credit for the renaming of the society; during his second year as moderator it was rechristened the Mimes and Mummers. He established the third branch of the society in the form that exists to-day, i. e. the group of playwrights. He initiated the custom of awarding the regular Mimes and Mummers pin to those members of the society who were worthy of it. and specified as well the terms under which they were to be considered worthy of if. And lastly, it was during his last year as moderator that was held the first Original One Act Play Contest. In the spring the class of '26 continued the excellent traditions that they had begun with the Varsity Play. Two of the members of the class contributed scripts to the One Act Play Contest. It remained for one of these two men to carry oft the prize. Elmer F. McDevitt was awarded fire I place for his play “Off Cadiz." James II. McCabe’s "Coffee for Two' ranked high in the placing. I he production of “The Rivals” by Sheridan, in the following fall afforded another excellent opportunity for the Sophomores of that year to display their histrionic ability. It also represented the initial attempt of Mr. Edward ft. Bunn S. J. in his role of moderator. Mr. Gannon had been called to WoodstockCollege, to finish his theological studies and Mr. Bunn came to replace him and accomplish what is certainly as difficult as a pioneer s task: to carrv on the traditions set by that pioneer. Joseph Ferrone tilled competently the role of Faulklatui; Bob Peters again essayed a feminine part in the role of f.ucit• and Bob Rose lent his own particular and personal touch to the role of Bo if. Again, McCabe came through for the class and his play "Boots’’ was one of the high lights in the Third Annual One Act Play Contest. The winners on this occasion were the "Jest” by Godfrey P. Schmidt, 25 and, in the acting, laurels were awarded to Mr. Louis I). Nolfo in the title role of the "Cobbler” by Pierre F. Marique, ’26. With the exception of the visit of the newly made Cardinal Haves to the University later in the year, when the Mimes and Mummers officiated as hosts, this completed the rounds of the dramatic activities for the year. A summary of our first two years of dramatics at I'ordham includes high lights: the production of Shakespeare’s "Henry VIII and the One Act Play Contest which followed some three months after this presentation. In the Varsity Play the supporting cast comprised a large number of the class of 26. Bob Rose and Jim McGeough made their debut in the curtain raiser. "Allison’s Lad bv Beula Mary I)i. . The ensuing year, when the class of ’2b had become ardent philosophers, was marked by the high point of the career of Air. Bunn S. J. as moderator in the production of the dramatic pageant, "Alberic, Archbishop of Ghent.” Again, as had become the custom in the foregoing years the class of 26 came to the fore and Imre the burden of the task of putting the play across. Bob Rose and Joseph Ferrone figured prominently as two of the gallants of the tale: Charles T. Murphy took a fling at low comedy in the role of Johann; and Roland Miller gave a truly worthy performance as the reverend canon of the Archbishop. Earlier, in the fall, had been held the usual One Act Play Contest. For the third consecutive time. James II. McCabe had produced a play, "The Trvst”. The winner of this year’s contest was an underclassman. John A. McCann. '27-I he roles of a great many of the one defers were, filled by us then as juniors. I.OCIS D ’27 as .hail Caroline. Robk.kt X. Rosk ’26 as f'nele He in “ Pals rirsl"It may be well to mention in passing that the class was also represented in the Bclasco Contest that year, by the presence of Bob Rose in a plav by Godfrey P. Schmidt, ’25. The class honor according to all accounts was excellently upheld. For the fourth and final time, in the autumn of ’25, the class was to participate in a One Act Play Contest at Fordham. In honor of the occasion, it seems, the class turned out in gala formation and occupied three of the niches on the program of the Contest night. I he old reliable -Inn McCabe was present with his fourth consecutive play, "'rile Drowsy Dragoon." A former prize winner, Elmer F. McDevitt showed up with a modern play, "The Adorable Crank" and Pierre F. Manque a newcomer to the class was represented by an eighteenth century comedy, " Buppo. " The last named was the prize winner ol the occasion, McDevitt taking the second prize. The acting prize was won this year by Louis I). Xolfo who starred in the title role of the prizewinner but a close second was Boh Rose taking the title role in the "Adorable Crank." Messers. Murphy and Ferrone had leads in Jim McCabe's play. l he last Varsity Play which would see in its cast a face from the C lass of 26, was announced to take place in February and to be a modern comedy, "Pals First by Lee Wilson Dodd. In due time it was presented and amongst those who made here their last and "exeunt" bow were Rose, Miller and the starring couple Ferrone and Murphy. As this copy goes to press there is a small but insistent rumor that in May the .Mimes and Mummers will participate in the Annual Belasco Contest. Who can tell?—Perhaps the days of service ol the class ol ’Twenty-six are not yet ended! This much is certain—if the rumor finds fruition in fact, we will not fail to be right to the fore in the defense of our laurels. Ai.kkkd J. Tally 27 as Dominic, Charles T. Murphy '2b as Danny in PaU 1'irjl”COUNCIL OF DEBATE Charles F. Angione. John F. Atwell, 28 John J. Broderick. 1 Gervis J. Coxen, '26 Henry G. Fissell. 26 Donal F. Forrester. 28 Charles B. McGroddy '28 William I. Minnick. ’26 Charles T. Murphy, '26 Joseph A. Phelan. '28 James K. Seerv. '28 J. Gerard Fobin,’26 Joseph F. I ubridy, 28 I homas ( •. Washington,’28 rrancis n. rullam, J John V. I liggins. '28 Francis A. Lawless, 28 Thomas F. Leahy. '26 Henry J. Lenahan. 28 Gabriel M. Liegey, 26 James P. McGrattan. 26 ames John P. Donohue ose osei errone 19161 [212]HIE COUNCIL OF DEBATE OFFICERS Charles T. Murphy, ’26 Gervis J. Coxen. '26 Francis A. Fui.lam, ’27 ]. Gerard Tobin. '26 William f. Minnick, ’26 Henry G. F.ssell, ’26 . Rev. James A. Taaffe, S.J. . President I ice-President . Secretary . Treasurer . Censor . Historian Faculty Moderator Founded in 1854, tile Council of Dehate of Ford 1)am University has numbered among its members some of the most distinguished men that Fordham has given to the services of her country. Fostered by General Martin T. McMahon. Civil War hero, the Council has seen with the passing years, the history of Ford-ham transcend in honor and brilliancy with pages taken from the roll and minute lxx ks of this society. I he glorious traditions of the past ami fair hopes for the future were the heritage of the members of the Class of 1926 upon their entrance into the Council. The faith that these men have kept is now to be inscribed in the records by the relation of the activities and accomplishments of the society during the years in which the 1926 men were members. The Freshman year of this class found many of its members enrolled in the Council and the minute book of that year bears witness to the number of times that Freshmen were victorious in the weekly debates. During this year thework of Charles Murphy was especially meritorious, gaining for him the place of alternate on the Varsity Debate Team. The second year, the new Sophomores returned to the society as veteran orators, capable of vying with the members of the upper classes in the logic, oratory and presentation of finished speakers. This year, Charles Murphy and Peter Conlin served as alternates on the debate team while Gervis Coxen, Charles Murphy and Joseph Ferrone were contestants in the Annual Oratorical Contest. The school year of 1924 25 marked the real entrance ol the class representatives into the activities of the society. Charles Murphy was chosen as a member of the Varsity team and his ability contributed largely to the defeat of both Holy Cross and the University of Vermont. Gervis Coxen was a member of the Junior Varsity team and Joseph Ferrone and Charles Murphy again spoke in the Oratorical Contest. The biggest triumph ol the year was the victory ol Mr. Murphy in the Intercollegiate Extempore Oratorical Contest held at Fordham. In winning the contest, Mr. Murphy defeated representatives ol Dartmouth, IIolv Cross, Columbia, Penn Stale, St. Joseph's, Rutgers anti Canisius. Two members of the class were also elected to office this year, J. Gerard Tobin as Secretary and Thomas P. Dooney as Historian. Elections for 1925-26 gave the Council these officers: Charles T. Murphy, 26, President; Gervis J. Coxen, 26, Vice-President; Francis A. Fullam, ’27. Secret art ; J. Gerard Tobin, ’26. Treasurer; Charles T. Hannelly, ’26, Censor and Thomas P. Dooney, 26, Historian. Upon the resignation ol Messers. Hannelly and Dooney, William J. Minnick, ’26, was elected Censor and Henry G. Fissell, ’26. was chosen Historian. In the year 1922-25, the Varsity team engaged the well-balanced trio of Holy Cross and in one of the most exciting and closely contested debates ever held in W orcester, the Holy Cross representatives were declared victorious. The team of St. Joseph’s College was met anti defeated. During this year the Council was under the direction of Father John Easy. S. J., while the debate teams were trained by Father James A. Taaflfe, S. J. Father fa a He was designated Moderator of the Council for the year 1925-24 and under his guidance the council began a new era ol progress. Two debates were scheduled by the Varsity teams for that year. One Varsity debate team met a team from Boston College while on the same night another team debated the team of St. Joseph’s College. A defeat and a victory were the results ol the evening’s oratory. I lie 1924 25 season again found Father Taaffc as Moderator of the Council to the gratification ol the members. His progressive policies were continued and as a result the Council and the debate team established a reputation lor Fordham in debate circles which extends not only throughout the state but throughout the country as testified by the number ol challenges received. Edward Hogan, ’25. Edmund Burke, ’25 ami Charles Murphy, ’26 were the members ol the team which met the representatives of Holy Cross in the Auditorium. Alter an exciting argument on the subject of Capital Punishment, [2M] 19 9 6the Fordhamites were declared winners by (he unanimous vote of the Board ot Judges. I he same trio engaged the orators of the University of Vermont in the Auditorium and again gained a unanimous decision over the opponents. A Junior Varsity team ot Gervis Coxen, '26. John McCann, '27. and Joseph Fechteler, 27 was defeated bv the team of Manhattan College. 1 his year also marked the revival of the lecture Groups. Charles Murphy, Peter Conlin and Gervis Coxen were some of the 1926 men who spoke in various parish meetings and community gatherings upon timely subjects. In this wav the Fordham men not only brought the salient points of present-day topics before their audiences but they also demonstrated to outsiders the extent of Fordham's training in public speaking. This was also the lirst year of the existence of the Freshman Forum, the separate debate society instituted for the Freshmen. The season was brought to a close with a banquet for the members of the Council ot Debate and of the Freshman Forum. At the gathering, the Varsity Debate “F” was awarded to Edward Ilogan, Edmund Burke and Charles iMur-phv as members of the debate team. The officers also received awards: President Edward Ilogan, Vice-President Edmund Burke, Secretary Gerard Tobin, Treasurer Vincent Uihlein, Censor Thomas Flynn, Historian Thomas Doonev. The Senior year showed the roll of the Council to contain the names of many 1926 men: President Charles Murphy. Vice-President Gervis Coxen, Treasurer Gerard Tobin. Censor William Minnick, Historian Henry Fissell. Still under the direction of Father Taaflfe, the Council increased its debate activities. Charles Murphv, Gervis Coxen and Joseph Fechteler, '27, were named to debate the team of Boston College at Fordham. Although the work ol the trio was most excellent, the visitors were awarded the debate by a vote of two to one. The same team was sent to Boston to meet the speakers of Boston University. Speaking on the subject of the World Court, the Varsity met defeat in a close contest. This was the twenty-second time that the Boston team had been named winners in debates, most of which had been held on the subject of the Court. The next evening the team travelled to Providence, where the orators ol Providence College were met on the same subject and once again the Fordhamites were forced to take the short end of a two to one vote. A team was next sent to Washington to uphold the negative side of the World Court question, the opposite side to that taken in the Boston University and Providence debates. Charles Murphy '26. Joseph Ferrone 26 and Francis Fullam '27 were the Fordham representatives on this occasion. Although the visitors presented excellent arguments the Southerners were voted the victors. Such is the record of the Council of Debate during our time and we, men ol 1926, express to Father James A. Taaffe, S.)., our earnest appreciation of his endeavors in behalf of the society and our thanks for his aid to us as members. As Moderator of the Council for the past three years he has done everything to bring Fordham to the fore in debate circles. That he has been successful is evident, for, although the records show that the victories and defeats of the team have been equally divided, the Fordham team has ever been complimented upon its ability and sportsmanship in deleat or victory. Rev. John J. O'Connor, S. J.. Faculty Moderator V. Kenneth Bailey, Conductor VVilmot J. Guess, dccompanht John II. Bo vie 28 K. Vincent Curtavne ’26 Thomas F. Cusack 27 Thomas P. Doonev ’26 Henry F. Goff ’26 Joseph P. Brennan 27 Francis J Charles 28 John F. Conway ’27 Charles J. Doyle 26 Hugh J. Fenwick '28 Joseph A. Caff rev ’28 Arthur J. Daley ’26 Joseph F. Fechteler ’27 Salvatore GiangrantJe ’26 William F. Harris 28 Edward F. Huber’26 Walter L. Batten ’28 William J. Bell '26 Charles B. Daly ’26 Anthony K. Dupraz ’27 Gabriel M. Liegev ’26 Edward V. Ryan ’28 William J. McDermott’28 John J. Sisk ’28 William K. Moriartv ’27 Herbert 1). Twomev '27 John G. Muccigrosso 26 James A. Mullen ’27 George L. Grainger ’28 James J I leal v ’26 Charles P. McGroddv ’28 Charles P. Murray, Jr. ’2 Arthur J. Taylor 26 Vincent F. O’Rourke ’26 Charles J. Timmes ’28 Henrv P. Kennedy '28 Edward V. Zimmerman ’28 William J. Zimmerman ’28 Louis I). Ricciuti 26 George V. Schneider ’27 Francis I. Sevmour ’28 Eugene A. King ’26 Howard J. Leahy 28 James H. McCabe 26 Robert L. Marcotte 26 Roland W. Miller '26 William F. Fennelly ’27 Joseph I). Ferrone ’26 James F. Gallagher ’28 Walter J. Galligan ’28 William J. Minnick '26 Gabriel E. Obestcr '26 Arthur M. Sheehan '28 Cornelius F. Spillane '28 George A. Spohr, Jr. ’27 William R. Walsh ’28 E. Clement Graves ’26 Robert J. Keegan 28 Dennis A. O’Connor ’28 I-eo K. Yanowski ’27 1916 [216] the Glee club BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gabriel M. Liegey '26. Chairman Rev. John J. O’Connor, S. J. Charles J. Doyle 26 W. Kenneth Hailey ’26 William P. Boyd ’27 Charles P. Murray Jr. '26 William E. Moriartv ’27 Roland V. Miller ’26 Arthur M. Sheehan ’28 O NI.Y unbounded enthusiasm and earnest effort could have accounted for the phenomenal growth of the Glee Club in prominence as a Fordham activity. With a meteoric rise in a year’s time, this organization became the most active of all the campus bodies, demonstrating to its audiences in a manner which won commendation of renowned critics, that here was to be fount! not only halls of higher learning, but those complements which make for culture and refinement. To Father Haves. Moderator. 1925 25, and to Mr. W. Kenneth Bailey, conductor, the success of the club may in a large measure be attributed. From its inception in December, 1925, until June, 1925. when he left, it was Father Hayes who shaped and guided the destinies. The club’s existence up to the first concert was a period of constant preparation and the class of '26 had entered wholeheartedly on this work. The officers, Robert N. Rose, President, James P. McGeough. Vice-President. Charles P. Murray, Jr., Secretary, and Gabriel M. Liegey, Treasurer, and fifty per cent of the members were of that class. When, on March 16 and 17, the new Glee Club rendered a program of Irish folk-songs, triumph aptly describes the organization in its first appearance. Surely, it was a testimonial to the directingof Mr. Bailey [217], 6-'' who, in three short months, with untrained material, had developed a chorus which gave a truly artistic performance. The St. Patrick's Day program with the assistance of John Finnegan, tenor soloist, brought wide recognition. A notable appearance was made at a tea-dance of the Marquette Club, given at the Hotel Plaza. The initial bow to an invisible audience was made next, through station WEAK, and judging by the letters of appreciation, it can be surely said that the program was well received. The crowning achievement of the Glee Club’s first year was the concert at Aeolian Hall on May 9th. 1924. Schubert's "Omnipotence,’’ Hadley's “Song of the Marching Men,” and Patterson’s "Memorial Day” gave ample opportunity for an exhibition ot vocal ability and directorial skill—both of which were acknowledged by a large audience. The club, then, according to the New York Musical Courier, "bore comparison with the best. After this the Glee Club was received warmly at a Joyce Kiliner Memorial program, at a concert arranged for Cardinal Hayes' visit to Fordham and, as the last appearance of the year, in a benefit for the State’s prisoners at Ossining. A change in the governing body of the Glee Club was effected in September. 1924. Instead of the regular officers, a board of directors to include the Reverend Moderator anti conductor was decided upon as more representative and efficient in carrying on the affairs of such a body. Joseph P. Dunn ’25 was the chairman of this board. 1926 was represented by Gabriel M. Liegey, Roland W. Miller, Charles P. Murray, Jr. and Robert N. Rose. The announcement of Fordham’s entry in the Intercollegiate Glee Club Contest was probably the greatest evidence of the remarkable musical development at Rose Hill. “The Jaunting Car ’’ a composition of Gartland, was decided upon as the choice song, and, in order to secure an appropriate college song, the Glee Club selected one through a prize competition, the winning song a composition of James Breslin 27, being arranged by Frank Patterson. James H. McCabe 26 who wrote the lyrics for the new “Marching Song” was one of the Glee Club's charter members. Robert P. Nash ’25, was chosen to direct. As a final preparation for the test, Holy Communion was received by the entire club on the morning of the contest. Victory was denied, but the showing made by those thirty Fordhamites was not without honor, for in a field of fourteen contestants, it was disputed whether fourth or fifth place should be theirs. I wo thirds of them were of '26. The first appearance of the second season was made at a benefit performance for the New York American Christmas Fund at Werba’s I heatre, Brooklyn. A magnificent reception was accorded the Glee Club, including a banquet and special convoy. Concerts were later given at Mount Saint Ursula and at Good Counsel College, White Plains both of which were followed by receptions. On March 17th, the Glee Club entertained at a St. Patrick's Dance of the Marquette Club at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and shared in the festivities. A trip was made to Scranton, Pennsylvania, during the Easter holidays and two concerts were given, the first on Easter Saturday at Alary wood College, and the second at the Capitol Theatre on Easter Sunday. 1976 '218 n1 lie Chari tv Ball ot the South Norwalk Knights of Columbus was enhanced by Fordham’s troul»adours who were receive I and dined at the Norwalk Country Club. Then came the second annual concert at Aeolian Hall, given May 15th. 1925. The program showed the capabilities of the organization and was excellently directed by Mr. Bailee with Everett I). McCoocv anti Ralph Tag as soloists. Of the organization this was said: “It is a fine body of voices, well trained and of good tonal quality." As a fitting close to so successful a season, on June 4th a banquet was tendered to the members and their friends at (he New York Athletic Club’s mansion on Travers Island. During the course ot the summer, the Glee Club was saddened by the death of Philips. Murray ‘26. one of those numbered in the organization from its inception whose sincerity and interest were sorely missed by the club and its members. In September, Gabriel M. Liegey '26, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Father John J. O’Connor, S. I. replaced Father Hayes as Moderator. The directorate now included Father O’Connor, V. Kenneth Bailey '26. Charles I . Murray. Jr. 26. Roland W. Miller 26. Charles J. Doyle 26, William P. Boyd '27, William E. Moriaritv '27 and Arthur M. Sheehan '28. Edward F. Huber 26 was appointed Historian. rhe first appearance of the third year was made at a banquet of the United Catholic Alumni at the Hotel Commodore, where Robert Slattery, tenor, made his debut as soloist. The types of music now sung by the Glee Club were difficult liturgical pieces of such composers as Palestrina. Lotti. Praetorius and Arca-delt. At the Colony Theatre the club was heartily applauded when a program of college songs was sung there on Fordham Night. At Me nint Saint Ursula ami Good Counsel College, concerts were given and the receptions accorded were rivalled only by those of the previous year. A benefit performance for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith was given at Cathedral College Auditorium to a large audience which manifested its appreciation by hearty applause. At the Intercollegiate Glee Club Contest at Carnegie Hall. Fordham. though not the ultimate winner, presented one of the oustanding selections of the evening in Palestrina’s “Tenebrae Factae Sunt”. This same selection with the Fordham “Marching Song’’ was later recorded for a Victrola reproducing concern. d he Marquette Club had a program of appropriate numbers sung at its St. Patrick’s Ball held at the Hotel Plaza. Glee Club members and their invited guests enjoyed a delightful evening of dancing pleasantly interrupted by a supper. On April 25. 1926, at Aeolian Hall, was brought to a close the third year of work of this remarkable organization. Unfortunately, too, this marked tin-last appearance of many of those whose earnest efforts were (he rock foundation upon which the success of the (dee Club was built. Such is not too great a tribute for those men of ’26 to whom the last flourish « l the director’s baton meant the end of a work which had demanded sacrifices, indeed, but had yielded superabundantly in treasured memories.John (i. MucciGROSSO '26.................................Conductor Mr. Carl F. Hausmann S. }......................Faculty Moderator UK orchestra performs the service of lending itself in an unobtrusive way to the success of other societies’ ventures. At the One-Act Play Contests, Debates and the Varsity Plays, audiences have found the intermissions none t x long anil curtain time none too late because ot appropriate selections well-rendered by the concerlisls of Fordham. The purpose of the orchestra is not only to please at the college affairs, but to develop the musical ability ol the students and, under the careful eye of Mr. Hausmann S. |., the moderator and the guidance of Johnny Muccigrosso, the conductor, musical talent grows strong and assertive. Senior, besides contributing the conductor. numl»ers as its representatives Ricciuti and King, violinists, Ilealv, exponent of the cornet and Geigle who, besides officiating with the trombone, acts as president of the Musical Society which was formed last year to incorporate the band anil orchestra. 1976 [ 220 ]THE COLLEGE BAND James F. Bkeslin ’27..............................Leader Mr. Carl F. IIauSMANN S. J..................Faculty Moderator Thk hand is one of Fordham's youngest organizations, yet one sorely needed for many years. Often we watched with forlorn hopes hands from other colleges parade in lull splendor across the gridiron. But Father Gay nor organized Fordham’s first hand and appointed John G. Muccigrosso '26 as its leader. Never will Fordham hearts forget the thrill of beholding for the first time a proud set of Maroon-dad young men, led by a prouder leader, amid the cheers of a happy Fordham crowd. The Ram was never sung better than on that day when it encouraged a victory over New York University. Another memorable day witnessed the class of 1925 presenting the leader with a silver baton. This vear the embryo band has developed into an organization of which Fordham is rightly proud. With Mr. Carl Hausmann S. J. as its new moderator and James Breslin ’27 its new leader, the band has attained even greater heights. The future promises only continued successes. [221 ]7 mi-: mkndkl club J V k J OFFICERS |a.mes P. Smith ’28.......................................President Edmund Utkenvicz ’ Anthony Surdakowski ’28...................................Secretary Edward V. Ryan ’28....................................... Treasurer George J. Piazza '28..................................... Librarian Rev. Joseph Assmuth S. J.........................Faculty .Moderator W E arc about to dwell upon a Fordham organization which is unique in purpose. Founded by Rev. Gustav A. Caballero S. I. in honor ot the priest and scientist. (Mendel, discoverer of Hereditary Laws, it proceeds with the high ideal of promoting interest in the realms of Biology. In 1921 we find a bulletin published to inaugurate the founding of the Mendel Club and since then, several other mlormative works have been published. I his year under the able direction of Father Assmuth and his assistant Mr. Mark 1. Crowley, a bulletin is being published to surpass all others. Weekly reports are made at the meetings on subjects aiding the members in their prospective profession. Medicine. The Club boasts of a library of some two thousand volumes and great benefits are derived from the works of masters. Lectures and socials comprise the remainder of the activity. 1916 [222]I F IK CONNECTICUT CLUB w OFFICERS James J. Foley ’26 .... William J. Kenney’26 -Edward M. Shanley ’28 Walter J. Galligan'28 Joseph C. Morse ’26 President f’ice- President treasurer Record I ntj Set re lari C one-'pond niff Secretary 1 he Connecticut Club was organized in December 1924 by the present Registrar, Air. I homasA. Reilly, with the assistance ot Father Deane. Since then it has nourished distinctively until there are now almost fifty active members. It promotes Fordham’s interest in Connecticut and Connecticut’s in Fordham. The organization also holds an annual dance in some large city in Connecticut ( if one can be found) and in the near future will revive an old custom of the campus: it has been some time since a smoker has been held in these environs, yet this active society hopes to conduct many of these popular divertissements. In more than one way, it helps the boys from the Nutmeg State. Different classes and departments of the University tend to scatter fellow New Englanders but Connecticut manages to keep her sons together on hordham’s meeting-ground and establishes comradeship that will live after its members graduate. 19 9 6 [ 223 ]THE HARVESTER CLUB OFFICERS Arthur J. Daley '26......................................Pre.fident Anthony E. Durraz 27..................................l ice-President Francis A. Lawless ’28...................................Secretary Rev. Edward E. Hanrahan, S. I.....................Faculty Moderator TP he I larvester Club, a branch of the Catholic Students Foreign .Mission League, aims to awaken interest in the Foreign Missions, especially among the pupils of grammar and high schools throughout the city. For this purpose the members of the Club visit twice a year the various schools to which they are assigned, giving short talks on the difficulties and needs of the missions in foreign countries. Another object of the Harvester Club is to furnish whatever funds may be raised for the support of these Missions. The Annual Tea Dance held in the Ritz-Carlton on April 24. was the usual social success, as it could not fail to be, in view of the fact that colleges of the fair sex collaborated with Fordham to that end. namely. Mount St. Vincent, New Rochelle, Marymount, and Manhatlanville. The dance was a financial as well as a social success, the money thus raised l eing applied to the Foreign Missions. THE PRESS CLUB REPORTERS Arthur ). Daley '26 Arthur J. Taylor ’26 Roland V. Miller '26 Francis I. Howley '27 John E. Quinn’26 r I •« 1 HE PRESS CLUB is ill membership ihe smallest of (lie college organizations but it is in achievement one of the largest. Its purpose is the handling of university publicity and transmitting it to the public through the medium of the daily papers. Fordham’s increasing prestige in the realm of sport is marked by this tireless body of men who have sacrificed time and energy at the press-1k . . Straight news items reach all metropolitan papers through Arhe I aylor. Ihe readers of the AVie York Herald- Tribune and of the Evening Ik or Id receive information on the doings of Maroon athletes from rite Daley. Graphic stories of the Varsity teams are furnished to the AVu» ) ork limes by the facile pen of Frank Howlev and Johnni Quinn has occupied space in the A ew 1 ork Ecening Post and Telegram with interesting articles while the inhabitants of far-off Brooklyn were brought closer to Fordham in their several papers by tin journalistic prowess of Scoop Miller. 1976 [ 225 ]OFFICERS OF DAY STUDENTS' SODALITY J. Gerard Tobin, 26 First Prefect Bernard H. Fitzpatrick, ’26 Second Prefect Thomas F. Leahy. ’26 Third Preject Charles J. Doyle. 26 Sacristan Rev. Thomas J. Barrett, S.L Moderator TP HERE is a course at Ford ham teaching men a memorable lesson where the attendance is good and cuts are lew. Every Fridav morning sees the boarders rising earlier than usual in order to pay homage to Our Lady. The day students also sacrifice a portion of their lunch hour on one day each week. Father Francis I). O’Loughlin. S.J. has been for years the hard-working director of the Parthenian Sodality whose advice has helped us in many ways. 'Phisyear. Father Thomas J. Barrett, S.J. who looks after the welfare of the day scholars has inculcated a further appreciation ol the Blessed irgin in Ins chai ges. Membership in these sodalities has taught the greatness of our debt to the loving Mother in heaven and in the years to come we will gratefully recall the memories of those happy hours spent with her in the Sodality. OFFICERS OF PA RT11ENIA N SC)DA LI T Y Louis I). Ricciuti. ’26 First Prefect Charles P. Murray, ’26 Second Prefect Allen J. Cannan,’26, third Prefect Monroe F. IIedc.ecock, '26 Secretary Joseph C. Morse, ’26 Thomas J. F. Quinn, 26 ' , - v Rev, Francis 1). O’Louc.hlin, S.J. . ttodera I or THE ST. VINCENT l)K PAUL SOCIETY OFFICERS OF THE FORDHA.M CONFERENCE - President ice-President Secretary Treasurer Moderator Richard J. Marian 28 -Henry P. Kennedy'28 .... Walter J. '28 -Edward M. Shani.ey '28 .... Reverend Edward J. Hanrahan S.J. I HE Saint Vincent de Paul Society was founded many years back, tending toward its goal, notable works of charity. This year. Father Hanrahan lias taken the reins in hand, and with the co-operation of the members has successfully continued in the pace set at Fordham in bygone years. It must be remembered that Sacrifice is the middle name of a member of the Saint Vincent dc Paul Society. On Sundays, the boys go to the House of Refuge on Randall's Island where they teach Catechism to the unfortunates. I hen they visit Fordham Hospital where books, magazines, religious articles and cheerfulness are distributed in abundance and good will. In conclusion let us point with pride to the investment of service which, we hope, shall pay eternal dividends to these members of the Fordham Conference who have made the name reputable in another, line of endeavor. 1996 [ 227 ]Arthur J. T avlor, 26 Editor-m-C tuef An thou v I '. Dupraz, 27 Mgr. Editor Joseph F. Delaney, 28 Atruv Editor William P. Boyd, 27 Business Mgr. Jerome P. Rafferty, 27 Cir. Mgr. Is. rod ate Editors J. Gerard Tobin. ’26 Bernard J. Fitzpatrick. ’26 Thomas J. Murray, 26 Edward J. Cullen, ’27 Frank Van Alien, ’28 Charles P. McGroddy, ’28 Arthur J. Daley, ’26 Sports Editor Charles T. Murphy, ’26 Eeature Editor Frank I. How ley, 27, sirs is tan I Sport Staff John E. Quinn, 26 F. Vincent Curtavne, ’26 James K. Cummins, ’26 George A. Calahan. 27 1916 [ 228 ]VV I THIN the last few years, Fordham lias been the scene of many changes. It has passed through a period of development, ami today finds Fordham ranking with the best Universities in the country. New buildings have sprung up, while the old are undergoing improvement in every corner of the campus; the student botlv has doubled in number; its athletic teams bow to no opponents as their masters and the various other clubs and societies attached to Fordham are spreading broadcast the name and lame ot their Alma Mater. You may ask for a cause of this development anil a simile should well answer this question. It is a common saying that no star is greater than his press agent. So no University is greater than its official organ or paper. Ami so some of the fame recently acquired by Fordham may be-attributed to the Ram, Fordham’s Press Agent. Nine years ago Fordham made its debut in the field of weekly college journalism, by publishing the Ram. lo Mr. Quigley, S. J. the moderator, and Mr. Paul O’Keefe goes the honor (or you would call it drudgery ) of presenting the University with its first newspaper. From the outset, the paper won a success, well earned by work, worry and writing and the future glowed with roseate prospects. Hven the hectic days of the S. A. T. C. could not daunt the pugnacious Rant in its upward march to fame. During this period, it was a solace to the drill-worn Fordhamitcs who were “in the army now.” Soon after the war, the climb became brought with almost impassable obstacles and the Ram paused lor a breathing spell. Its wonderful recuperative powers permitted it lo resume its struggle to the limelight in the fall of 1921. This return from shadowed obscurity was the result of the unanimous demand of the student body which had found something lacking about the campus. It can readily he seen that a newspaper is a very serviceable part of a college. When the work of reconstruction was begun, it was discovered that the college had outgrown the old format. The rebuilding of the 191 model, loin-page weekly into an up-to-date high powered vehicle was engineered by Fathers Cox and Treacy, S. J. as consulting engineers and John E. Devlin, '25 as chiel mechanic. These experts kept the old chassis anil fundamentally the same motor but the manner in which they increased capacity from four to eight cylinders and improved the body design was a source of wonderment to all. George Brooks '24 the succeeding leader kept the same model and by dint ot constant care sped through 1924 without an upset, while at the same time, he made the already popular and necessary organ a part of the life of Fordham. In the succeeding year, great things were accomplished in Fordham s newspaper world. The stall box of the paper boasted ot the moderatorship of Mr. Edward Bunn, S. J. and the editorship of Edward B. Lyman. 25 and this combination meant a big year for the Ram. Under their guidance and leadership. the paper, although it kept the same eight pages, almost doubled itself in the size of those pages. Verily, great things have been started by the men of 25. Despite all the accomplishments credited to the men of other years in the line of college newspaper work, it remained lor 25 assisted by 2b to claim the distinction ol bringing about a banner year tor the Ram. More than once kord-ham’s newspaper received recognition trom the journalistic experts as the best college paper in the East. Time and again have rival college weeklies been forced to mention the Ram as the best of its kind in the country. To the average layman. this would really mean nothing, but when one considers the essentials that go to make up a paper, this praise includes numberless details. I hat the Ram is the best college paper in the country or even in the East, means that it leads in typography, makeup, editorials, fresh news and a host of other departments. It means that the Ram is practically the only college paper to have a two page sport section with a sport editorial as a regular lea lure. Again it means that the Ram is not limited to college news alone but extends itself to the Law School. Pre-Law, Graduate School. School of Social Service and Pharmacy and has a full page dedicated to the Alumni which is an innovation introduced by 2b. This Alumni page fills the great need for uniting the sons of Fordham who are scattered lanqr lateqac. Another thing seldom found in a college weekly is that all the news from these various departments is up to the minute, so that many of the stories in the city papers relating to Fordham’s activities are taken Irom the Ram. Now we must distribute the honors lor the perfection ol the present Ram. To whom is this great rise in college journalism due? Of course the man himself would never tell you so it remains for us to tell you for him. If you turn to the preceding page you will see a picture of a young fellow in the center of the first row. holding court surrounded bv all his flunkies. We call him "Chief” but he signs his official notices "Arthur J. Taylor 2b Editor-in-Chiel. I he Fordham Ram.” Way back in Freshman year. Art joined the staff as a spoi l writer. A short time later lie discovered that he could not be a Grantland Rice, so he shifted to the News staff and found in this his real calling. In 1925 he naturally took the position of Managing Editor and upon reaching Senior tacked his name to the desk of the Editor-in-Chief. During his four years on the Ram. Art has seen and noted the good and bad points of each regime, the fine points that facilitate the publishing of a college weekly and upon appointment to the Editorship formed a synthesis of these. II a vole were taken among the members of the student body to decide what section or part of the paper is the most popular and the most widely read we believe that the consensus of opinion would undoubtedly be the sport editorial column, "Looking Them Over with Artie Daley.” And justly so, for Art's column has been favorably criticised by some of the foremost sport writers in the country. I Ins recognition was chiefly due to the fact that as a follower of the journalistic school of W. O. McGcehan. the eminent sport authority. Art had as a watchword. "Accuracy, Terseness, Accuracy.” Arthur J. Daley affiliated himself with the Ram in his Sophomore year and his ability as a 1996 f 230 1sports writer won him immediate recognition from liis superiors who predicted that he would he sports editor oi the paper when he reached Senior. Throe vears later their prediction came true and Art is czar of the sports department. Charles T. Murphy conducteil the Feature Department of the paper, a position entailing endless interviews and little reward. To J. Gerard Tobin go the laurels of "Slat Reporter'' Because of his versatility and journalistic composition he could be trusted to do justice to any bit of news which was uncovered. Features, interviews, sport stories, humor, in fact every type of article that makes up a paper, would flow with equal ease from his facile pen (or should we say typewriter?). After two years of faithful service in various capacities John F. Toome was presented with the paste jar and ruler, the proverbial emblem of the puzzle solving position of Make-up Editor. Me was the best all-round man on the stalT. Writing articles, composing heads, reading copy, making up the paper were performed by him at different times with equal efficiency. Because John B. Fitzpatrick possessed the quality of being able to smile despite the assaults of gloom and adversity he was chained to the Humor Editor’s desk. Even this could not daunt his “ happy-go-lucky ” nature and lie ground out "jox and pomes’’ with dexterity and success tempered with a rare "Savoir Fairc.” William J. Minnick was assigned to the start as copy editor because of Ins knowledge of " bootley” English and his ability to translate and rewrite “hashed” copy. One of the most important positions on the paper and one that requires much attention and foresight is that of Exchange-Editor, lo keep other colleges m various parts of the country in touch with Fordham activities and to keep Fordham well-informed about other colleges was the task of I homas P. Dooncy and for three years his never lading Spotlight in each week s issue was sufficient evidence of his faithfulness and loyalty to his joh. Berate Fitzpatrick and lorn Murray were two very capable associate editors, lo their lot fell the assigning of some of the big news of the college and when a special rewrite was needed Bern and Torn were the expert hands which put the finishing touch to the article. Three very excellent sport writers who joined the start late in their college careers were John E. Quinn. E. Vincent Curtayne and James K. Crinimins. In his Junior year Vinnie started the systematic filing of all news articles for the Ram. and proved himself a most satisfactory morgue editor lor the staff. In lact he was often regarded as the "human encyclopedia of Ram news. . o m wrOmnn and Jim Crimmins were two sport men who could fill any assignment, anv time and in any place. They were strict universal sport writers. Mr. John McGrath. S. J. who assumed the business moderator’s position in 1 25 was a constant assistance and help to the entire stall. Before we finish we want lo thank the under-classmen who served in various capacities and who form the nucleus from which the future editors will he selected. Anthony E. Dupraz who served as Managing-Editor we have no doubt will prove a most capable editor. During the past two years And} has been gathering all the information possible on the subject of college journalism. He has exhausted all authorities on this subject and with such a store oi information and such a splendid start to assist him, we have no fears in leaving the Ram lo Ins care.THE FORDHAM MONTHLY James H. McCabe '26 John A. C. McCann “17 justness CirculationTHE FORDIIAM MONTHLY Although much has been said in the past of this literary magazine, still once again we will delve through dusty shelves to satisfy you new readers (and we know that you are many) and tell you that a literary magazine has been in existence here at Fordham for some seventy-two years. Hut for forty-four of these years it has had its present name and has had a widespread reputation. The formal how tor Fordham into the journalistic world was made back in 1855 when the present magazine was known as the Goose (Jut . This did not last long, for very soon it was followed by three different student journals under the respective titles ol The Sent, The Collegian and The Spy. Another change was made when in 1882 the first copy of the Fordham College Monthly appeared under the able editorship of Francis I). Dowlev. It since has been shortened to The Fordham Monthly. If you were to glance back through the old files of the Fordham Monthly, it would astonish you to see the first literary attempts of men, who to-day are active in the held of letters, slate activities and other accomplishments, adorning these simple pages. Numbered among them are Francis P. Donnelly, now Rev. Francis P. Donnelly S. I. writing in 1887; and during the same year the poetry of T. A. Daly, who to-day is a renowned poet and humorist. Following them there appeared during successive intervals the names of Hon. Martin II. Glynn in 1895, lion. Loring M. Black in 1907 and Cyril B. Egan in 191 I. The writings of these distinguished men are not the only attestations of the merit of the Fordham Monthly for it has always been rated high in college literary circles and during the past three years has been ranked by numerous exchange editors as the best college magazine they receive. Also during the past year many articles of the Monthly have been reprinted in full in the Intercollegiate World, a monthly review which has appeared recently on the literary horizon. In the early autumn of 1922 there appeared on the editorial staff the name of a Freshman. His work attracted much attention in college circles and lie was hailed as a poet from whom great things were expected. The great things have arrived since that time and during the past year lie was Editor-in-Chief of that illustrious magazine. His name is James H. McCabe, one who is as shy of the limelight as the well known violet. As has been said before he first attracted wide spread attention by the offerings of his productive pen when he was the only Freshman on the Editorial staff. Notable among these was his Jtank Song” which was reprinted in the recent volume of 'Poets of the Future’. In Sophomore, each month brought with it a varying number of essays, poems and short stories, the most prominent of which were "The House With the Iron Windows”. "In the Dawn”, “Serenade”, “Song of the Dripping Oar” and “Sea Drums” which won first place for poetry in that mythical All Star Magazine which was recently formed. His crowning achievement that year was the “Fordham Marching Song” appearing in verse form, which now, with music accompaniment stands as one of Fordham’s greatest songs. Ills untiring efforts for the betterment of the Monthly earned for him the appointment to the positionof'Assistant Editor-in-Chief at the eml of that year. In Junior, among others ot his productions “Nocturne ”. "Ludlam Place ”, " May Song ”, and "Hyperion and the Satyr” all deserve special mention. Senior year found him Edilor-in-Chief, writing Editorials ami Antidote in addition to his regular contributions, l which the foremost was "Atlantis”, an epic poem which was highly esteemed. And with all such pronounced praise that has been given him. truly we know that Jim has certainly deserved it. I he second member ol this talented class to achieve distinction is Roland V. Miller. Starting out at the beginning ol Sophomore he wrote with such clarity and intensity of style that he was immediately assigned to the compilation of Fordhamensia. 'This was not his only undertaking for each month brought with it either an essay or poem. Notable among these were "Beyond , "Kenyon's Man”. "Tidings”. "Jack” and "Swan Song”, the praise ol which has been unanimous from exchange editors. In Junior his clear, vivid style was exemplified in his stories "Shackles ol Flesh" and "The Romance ol C hrvstie Street ” and by "Debts of the Fathers” in Senior. The Class «»l -0 has another member who stepped into the literary limelight. He is Robert N. Rose whose name first appeared on the stall during Junior Year. Up to this time he had contributed several poems, but his crowning success came this year when each issue brought with it two or three topnotch poems. "Life" and "The Marigold” were the kind that grasp you and "Clipper Ships” has been the recipient of untold praise from the exchanges. Although a member of the Class of 2( only during the past year Pierre F. Marique has been a shining star as far as writing essays, poems and stories is concerned. "Where Beauty Lies” and “Threads” have been written in an easy style with a quaint humor and the quality of real literature. Richard J. Foy and Thomas G. Simonton are the other members of '26 who have been Associate Editors. Dirk rendered his services during Junior Year and was well known for his historical essays. Replacing him came Tom Simonton who seemed to linger in the background during his first three years at Fordham but at the beginning of Senior he tried for staff membership and Ins work was so enticing that he was made an Associate Editor. Since that time each issue has been augmented by an essay Irom his pen in the field ol history, (mlitics or linguistics. Now it frequently happens that with such wonderful work on the part of the literary stall, one overlooks everything else and not even gives a thought to what is equally important the duties of Business Manager which really make possible the maintenance of such a worthy magazine. W. Chester Carroll became a member of the Business Staff wav back in Freshman and his consistent work earned lor him the position ol Advertising Manager which lie held throughout Sophomore and Junior Years. At the end of this time he was made Business Manager to fill the position left vacant by C. Gordon J.amudc. 11 is untiring efforts and unceasing labor during the past year have continued to maintain the Monthly on its high financial basis. We now pass on to the Junior members of the staff whose efforts have like- 1916 [ 234 1wise helped to uphold the exacting standard ol tl»e magazine. |ohn A. McGann, who succeeds to the Editor's chair lias made a most enviable record tor himseli in the held of the literary essay, being the author of the Prize Essay and a host of fine prose articles. In Freshman his literary career began when he contributed an appreciation of fane Cowl as ‘‘ Juliet . 11 is consistent efforts during Sopho- more won for him a position on the Associate Editor’s Staff and each month he has printed a praiseworthy essay and an occasional poem along with Ins “Opinions on Books” which was a monthly feature. Mis crowning success was the writing in verse form of “Outside Granada" a Moorish play, which won first prize in the One Act Play Contest held during that scholastic year. Another member of the Class of ’27 whose work is most worthy of comment is J. Russell Sherlock. His contributions during Freshman Year were of a very high calibre and his literary appreciation was so apparent that with the beginning of the Fall term he was made Exchange Editor. But commenting on the efforts of brother magazine writers was not Russell’s only contribution. 11 is poems were written in an easy style and were ever noted for their beauty of language and for deep thought and emotion. Other members of the Junior Class who at times have had their offerings praised are George II. Leonard, Charles E. Diviney. Francis P. Dolan and Philip J. Carney. Leonard’s work throughout the past year has mostly been in the form of essays and short stories anti have all been written in an easy style and with a fluency of language. Diviney has shown great ability in the compiling of Fordhamensia. Both of these men are regular stafl members. William E. Moriartv, also of Junior has been connected with the Business Staff during the past two years and was also Advertising Manager. Several other underclassmen have contributed to this magazine anil their work has been of the very best nature. Joseph A. Phelan. George I.. Grainger. Edward J. Komora and Edward W. Nash arc those of the Class of 28 and some of their poems have been of such excellent quality that thev have been reprinted in other magazines which is a rare honor for Sophomores. " I he Old Dotard , a one act play, which deals with an old tavern on the Boston Post Road during the 18th Century one of the masterpieces written by Joseph A. Phelan 28. has been reprinted in the Intercollegiate World. In the colt class Vincent F. Sheehan has shown great promise as a writer of short stories and reflective essays. We come finally to the one through whose hands all these essays, poems and short stories have passed. We speak of the Faculty Moderator. Father Fremgen has been with the Monthly for the past five years and his untiring efforts have been the main factor in raising ibis illustrious magazine to the high pinnacle which it holds in the collegiate world. Now once again the Editor-in-Chief can lay down his quill with the assurance that it will pass on to a well-trained stall, familiar with its duties, to men who will carry on the work of keeping the Monthly on the peak it has so long held.THE 1926 MAROON Rev. Thomas J. Barrett, S. J. . Frank A. Schaefer Business Manager Richard J. Fov Assistant Manager Bernard II. Fitzpatrick Treasurer Faculty .Moderator Ed itor- in -Ch icj Assistant Editor Roland W. Miller Elmer F. McDevitt EDITORIAL STAFF James K. Crimmins Thomas G. Dougherty Charles J. Do vie Eugene V. Geigle William J. Kenney John J. McDermott John E. Quinn Leo S. Sullivan v harles I". Angione John J. Bergin William V. Conlan Edwa rd J. Cooke I '. Vincent Curtavne Arthur J. Daley John 1 . Farrell Henry G. Fissell John B. Fitzpatrick Atlilio A. Gilfoniello E. Clement Graves James J. Healy Edward F. Huber omas rierre T. Alarique Frank Melomo William J. Minnick John G. Muccigrosso Charles T. Murphy Gabriel E. Obester Joseph C. Porcell Louis I). Ricciuti Robert N. Rose Arthur J. Taylor J. Gerard Tobin John F. ToomevCOACHES OF THE VARSITY TEAMS Graduate JIimager of Athletics Base ha ft Coach Football Coach Jack Coffey, 10 J. Frank Gargan. ’09 Jake Webf.r sit} l t amer Track Coach lssislanl Football Coach Basketball Coach Swim ming Coach Bill Ward . Ed Kelleher . Ed McDonough [239 ]OFFICERS OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION . President ire-President . Secretary Robert X. Rose Joseph I). Ferrone Roland W. Miller foot halt Basketball Charles P. Murray, Charles L. J. Gerard Tobin Robert U. Flynn Thomas J. O’Brien Tiiomas P. Dooney Cross-Country Swimnuiui Tennis Baseball [ 240 ] SL- K few 1 iE CAPTAINS OF THE VARSITY TEAMS Fool ha U Basketball . Track James J. Manning. Law, ’26 William J. Menagh, Joseph P. Parley, ’28 Eugene C. McCauliff Ralph L. Landry, '26 M'tmmuui [ 242 ]THE FOOTBALL SEASON 1 m-: whistle ending the |ohn Carroll game in Cleveland sounded the knell ol the most successful campaign ever enjoyed by Ford ham’s gridiron gladiators. Fight toppled opponents attested the Maroon’s superiority, Georgetown alone standing between Fordham and a perfect season. The team was considered by experts as one of the foremost in the Fast and, at the close ol the drive, practically every All-American selection mentioned Captain Joe Manning, Captain-elect Tom Learv and Zeo Graham, (iabe Obester, Hill Feaster and trite Stevenson were included in All-Eastern elevens. There was glory enough to go around and a great share belongs to Coaches Gargan and Ward and Manager Murray. Fordham ranked high in the national ratings of points tallied, standing fifth among the colleges and universities ol the country with a grant! total of two hundred and ninety-five points scored to forty-six for the opponents. Individually, Zeo Graham topped the Varsity with an aggregate of seventy-eight markers, fourth best in the East: Hill Woerner’s seventy-two gave him sixth place and Captain Manning’s nine touchdowns credited him with fifty-four points. To usher in the 1925 season Fordham had chosen Providence College for the opening engagement. The Rhode Islanders were calculated to furnish the Varsity with fairly stiff opposition but in this respect they surpassed all expectations. The Maroon in an irresistible rush tallied in the opening minutes of play. However, Providence came back at the home team and evened the count. After both elevens had struggled for most of the game with a deadlock reigning, Captain Joe Manning, who was on the sidelines with a broken shoulder bone, was inserted into the fray and immediately affairs took a different trend. Manning smashed the New Englander’s line to pieces and quickly tallied a pair of touchdowns which were sufficient to give Fordham a comfortable margin of victory by a 20-6 score. On the following Saturday Gallaudet College was offered at the altar of sacrifice. Fhe Washington outfit was helpless before the powerful home aggregation and the Maroon romped away with the game 60 0. Six touchdowns bv Hill W'oerner featured the work of Fordham. Having once tasted overwhelming victory the Maroon was reluctant to yield this delightful morsel of football provender anti the Varsity backs feasted on another scoring banquet. Manhattan College was met and beaten by another decisive count. After the Varsilv scorers had wearied of crossing the Manhattan goal-line a tally was taken of the points registered and Fordham was found to have accumulated fifty-five points while Manhattan's sum total was exactly nothing. For the first time of the season the Maroon backs were united when Zeo Graham took his team-mates to his home town to play Akron University. Rut FOE .MANNING CaptainI. the Rubber C. itv lads failed to lie on a pa; with their mere illustrious town-mate, Graham, and Fordham gave them a line trimming 28-0. On the following week-end, Chick Meehan's cohorts Ironi New York I ni-versitv mingled on the green-sward at the Yankee Stadium in Fordham’s first major contest of the year. But the powerful Varsity outclassed its honored rival in every department of play and the final score gave the Varsity twenty-six points to its rivals’ six. Joe Manning was a team in himself, ripping through the redoubtable Violet line as if it were made of so much paper. Lusty line-crashing l v Manning accounted for three touchdowns and clever off-tackle dashes by Graham gave Fordham its other tally. As usual, Learv was a tower of strength on the defense. Another ancient rival furn ished the opposition for the fast-travelling Gargantuans on the following Saturday. Holy Cross still boasting an unblemished record came on the historic soil of the Polo Grounds with the intention of adding another football scalp to its already crowded belt. Fordham had other ideas aliout the matter and as a result of the magnificent smashing of Joe Manning and the exceptionally fine defensive play of Tom Leary, the Purple was easily outclassed to the tune of 17 0. Zee Graham contributed his bit to the Fordham scoring column by drop-kicking a perfect field-goal from the forty-five yard line. Despite the great exhibitions of the backs, it was the linemen who gave Fordham its precious victory. 1 he.v opened holes for the speedy ball-carriers and halted the Purple secondary men almost before they could get started. Go he Obester led the assault of the forwards on the enemy. Previous to the City College fracas reports had reached Rose Hill that the Lavender was rather weak in defense and not at all virile on the offensive. By the time Fordham had finished with them it was readily seen that the rumors had not lieen at all exaggerated. When the smoke and dust ol the battle cleared C. C. N. Y. was found in a somewhat collapsed state buried under a 76 0 count. Zee Graham led in the point-scoring. Fordham’s most traditional rival. Georgetown, was the next opponent slated to meet the Maroon on the field of battle. The Varsity was favored to win over the ele ven from Washington and, following the custom of favorites, proceeded to lose. Georgetown was too big, too fast, and too good for the home talent and they decisively handed Fordham its first defeat. A blocked kick paved the way for the first Blue and Grey touchdown and as soon as the visitors had broken the ice in the scoring column they rapidly ran up a big margin on the Varsity I. FRANK GARGAN IIfad Coach [1976 [ 244 ] ZKV GRAHAM STAVES OFF HOLY CROSS and tlnn held their lead till the end of the game. The epitaph on the tombstone ol the Maroon s undefeated season read. Georgetown 27, Fordham 0. The Varsity line crumpled before the more powerful Blue and Grey forwards and the backs were helpless in their attempts to puncture the Washington line. Tom Leary and Jimmy De La ny were the outstanding lights for the Maroon and Johnny Grip, a youngster in his first big college game proved to be most effective against the Southerners. For Georgetown Plansky, Hagertv. Waite and McGrath were the outstanding players. In a game which was in the nature of an anti-climax Fordham journeyed out to Cleveland to meet John Carroll University. The Westerners put up the best exhibition of football they had staged all season and as a result the bruised anil battered Varsity had to battle mightily to edge out the Ohioans 13 6. Bill Woerner scintillated for the Maroon. Captain Joe Manning who had again broken his shoulder in the Georgetown game, entered the fray and did some fine line-smashing with his customary success. I he whistle gave the Bronx men their eighth and final victory. With only Manning, Stevenson ami Woerner lost for the 1926 campaign it seems very likely that next year's outfit will at least equal if not surpass the splendid work of the 1925 aggregation. We take this opportunity of wishing Captain-elect Tom Leary every success in the forthcoming campaign. SUMMARY OF SEASON Fordham 20, Providence 6 Fordham 26. New York University 6 Fordham 60, Gallaudet 0 Fordham 17. Holy Cross 0 Fordham 55, Manhattan 0 Fordham 76. City College 0 Fordham 28, Akron University 0 Georgetown 27. Fordham 0 Fordham 15, John Carroll 7 1996 [ 245 ]lCmVARD J. Kellkher Iames I. Manning; Charles L. IIannelia naqer rimes lomas ames George I. Schneider eruso [ 246 ]THE BASKETBALL SEASON The Maroon toppled over sixteen opponents and bowed four times to the onslaughts of the enemv. The Varsity five registered five-hundred and sixty-six points while their opposing teams were busy in accumulating three-hundred and seventy. Coach Kelleher. Captain Manning and their able assistants reaped harvests of glory. The climb to the top began over St. Stephen s College bv a 42 17 score with Jimmy Zack doing the bulk of the tallying. Having whetted their appetites on a big score Ed Kelleher’s charges gorged themselves at the expense of Norwich, 54-9 and everyone had a share in the feast. Once again Zack led the way by netting six field goals and Tip O’Neil was right at his heels with five. An ancient and bitter foe. City College, came next, trying to upset the fast-travelling Maroon. But Ford ham was prepared and won a thrilling encounter which was only decided in the final lew minutes of play. Nearly six-thousand people jammed their way into the gym to witness the 29 25 triumph of the Eordham quintet. The Lavender had the lead three times but managed to lose it on every occasion. I he score was dead-locked four times anti once the At Holman proteges came from the short end of a 25 lb count to tie the score, but it was their last effort and Kelleher’s men pulled away from them. Wonderful defensive play by Tommy Rohan and fine offensive work by Johnny White were the main factors in the Fordham triumph. Catholic University brought its undefeated team to clash with the Maroon which was relaxing after the glorious victory of the preceding week. Fordham had enough to spare, however, and came out on the top end of a 26-21 score. The Varsity then journeyed to Worcester to combat the Holy Cross five who gave strenuous opposition until White and Zack started to net the ball, and then it was smooth sailing with Fordham possessing 24 points to 15 for the Purple at the close of the game. Rutgers was next on the program and was subdued in easy fashion, 55 15. Tex Landry was the hero of this game. Opportunity knocked at his door and the rollicking cowboy was ready with "aures erecti" collecting five baskets. Rather proud of a six game w inning streak, Fordham took the floor against Lehigh. The Maroon was going along without much effort, always keeping a lew paces ahead of the visitors. Then with the score at 21 11 in our tavor, George Schaub, an eagle-eyed young gentleman from Pennsylvania, caged three baskets in succession from past mid-court. Fordham started to feel uncomfortable so White dropped in a field-goal. Mr. Schaub obliged with another. Then Zack put in a double-decker. Schaub retaliated with another. A foul by Zack and field-goals by Billmeycr and Smith, another pair of long-distance heavers, JOE MANNING Captain fW26 [ 247 ]I trough l the count t 26 25. Two louls by White brought the Maroon out ol danger temporarily but Schauh added another long one and Smith extended the total with a field goal and a foul. Many a Fordham heart stopped beating but ever-reliable Tommy Rohan dribbled down the entire court to cage the ball as the gun went off ending the game. In the extra period close guarding prevented a score until, with but a few seconds to go, Smith was fouled and calmly dropped one through the hoop to win the game 31 30. Disaster, however, likes to come in pairs and the next misfortune to overtake the Maroon was a 26 25 beating at the hands of Armv. The closeness of the contest worked spectators to a frenzy and their excitement was communicated to the players. Ihe margin between the two fives was never more than a few points and the battling was fierce and intense. So eager were the men on the court in their efforts to obtain possession of the ball that, with but a few seconds to go. one of the Cadet basketeers committed modified assault and battery on a wearer ol the Maroon. At this time the Varsity had a 20-19 advantage. Sheperd of the West Point array shot his foul before he was ejected from the fray but Zack. the other combatant, missed. At tie score, Draper sunk a basket but -foe Manning retaliated with another and the deadlock remained. To start the next period, Roosma put the ring around one of his long shots but Tex Landry evened matters with a field-goal and a few seconds later gave the Maroon a slight advantage by dropping a foul-goal. fust as it appeared to be a Fordham victory after all. Flood threw a wild one over his shoulder which found its mark before the gun went off, ending the game. St. John's was the next to face the Maroon and, after being able to shoot only four goals from the floor, decided to go home. Before they left, a count was taken and the score was found to be 28 It). Lafayette had evidently heard that a quartet of field baskets was all that could be taken away from the gym so that is all they collected. A few fouls gave them 1 1 points while Fordham was gathering 43. Tip O’Neil with six baskets led the way in this contest. An ancient rival, N. V. L’.. journeyed down the hill to take the measure of Fd Kelleher s charges. I he measuring process was not an easy one and the Violet ruler was a bit too short to fit the Maroon. So Fordham left the floor with a hard-fought 23-19 victory tucked away. Once again O’Neil with the help of Schneider did the bulk of the scoring. On defense, Tom mi Rohan starred. Davis-KIkins came to the gym with the reputation of having won 32 straight games. I heir peculiar style of play bewildered the Varsitv for a while, but as RD KELLEHRR C onc i [ 248 ] 1976soon as the Maroon accustomed itself the Southern Champions had a busy time trying to ward oil a barrage of baskets. Johnny W hite had a gala evening with nine field-goals contributing to Fordham's 48 points. Dixie accumulated 23. This great display by the Varsity had its corresponding relapse against St. Joseph’s quintet. The Philadelphians extended the Maroon all the way, but Fordham eked out a 25 16 victory. On the following Saturdav, City College held a party in its gym and Fordham was invited. Maroon seemed to have the edge on the Lavender foe leading nearly all the way but the Holman troupe came Irom the rear tying the score with but ten minutes to play. Tom Rohan and Tip O’Neil gave Fordham rooters a chance to breathe then by scoring three points between them. I lowever. a six point avalanche swept the Lavender into the fore. The inimitable freezing process of the City College five staved off the Maroon until the game ended. Swarthmore furnished the opposition for the Varsity on the next occasion and tough opposition it was. Zack returned to the lineup alter a long layofl and celebrated by ringing lour baskets from the field and a pair Irom the fifteen foot line. Tom Rohan was the stellar defensive man and Manning also exhibited fine form in holding the visiting forwards. The score was 29 20. Relying too much on the far-famed Southern hospitality, Fordham invaded Dixie climes to meet with an astounding set-back at the hands of the Navy. An off-day cost the Maroon a victory and changed what should have been a hard-fought battle into a rout. The Sailors torpedoed the Varsity craft 41 to 19. An extremely confident Catholic University team was the next host. Johnny White scored seven from the floor and the entire team functioned in great style. W hile still moving along at top speed the Maroon subdued Georgetown without any extra exertion bv a 35-18 count, Zack being the high scorer. Manhattan who had administered a severe lacing to City College, was next. Fordham ran roughshod over the Rivcrdale lads to win by 44 to 23. Johnny White netted six goals from the field and put in six from the foul-line. Holy Cross came from Worcester wishing to wrest the Jesuit Conference title but Fordham liked being champions and conquered the invaders. With only two regulars lost for next year's first and second quintets an even better record is expected and we wish Captain-elect O'Neil the l est of luck. SUMMARY Fordham 42. St. Stephen’s 17 Fordham 54. Norwich 9 Fordham 29, C. C. N. Y. 23 Fordham 26, Catholic University 21 Fordham 24, Holy Cross 15 Fordham 33, Rutgers 15 Lehigh 31, Fordham 50 Army 26, Fordham 25 Fordham 28, St. John's 16 Fordham 45. Lafavette 11 OF SEASON Fordham 23. N. Y. U. 19 Fordham 48. Davis-Elkins 25 Fordham 23. St. Joseph’s 16 C. C. N. Y. 26, Fordham 23 Fordham 29, Swarthmore 20 Navv 41. Fordham 19 Fordham 53. Catholic University 27 Fordham 35. Georgetown 18 Fordham 44, Manhattan 23 Fordham 42. Holv Cross 25 19 9 6 [249] VARSITY SQUAD Jakf. Weber..............................................Coach William J. Mbnagh......................................Captain J. Gerard Tobin........................................Manager William Fcrrall John Dolan Charles Beagan Adrian Etzel William Higgins John Gibson Arthur O’Connor John Evans Donald Connors Walter Coyle John Mitchell John Brennan James Dalton [ 250 ]THE TRACK SEASON In keeping with the general trend of athletics at Kordham, I rack has begun to take long strides toward regaining the enviable position once attained by the Maroon. The success of this endeavor is becoming more apparent each day. With Johnny Gibson as star of the team, and a large squad responding to the call for candidates. Coach Jake Weber has produced fine results from the very beginning of the cross-country season continuing throughout the year. The cross-country team captained by Billy Breidenbach, initialed the Maroon into winning ways by annexing the first three places m the Holy Name race, its first start, over the Van Courtlandt Park course, I Breidenbach, Brennan and Menagh tallying first, second and third, in a great finish. Fordham fell one point short of winning the team prize, but the showing is still exceptional, for 275 athletes competed in the event. In the dual meets in which they competed, the harriers performed well, winning two races out of lour against stiff opposition. N. Y. L. was the first victim, by a 25-55 score. Jl Charlie Beagan winning the race. Other Fordham men finished third, fifth, sixth and tenth. Three days later, in the third run of the week, the Maroon bowed to Columbia in a downpour of rain, which conspired to hamper the Fordham representatives, to the extent of 21-56. Bill Menagh was the first of the Maroon runners to finish. In their third dual meet, the hill and dalers travelled to Schenectady and lost to Union over a difficult course. The Garnet had won seven races previous to the Fordham dual and subsequently won the Middle Atlantic title. The point score was 18-57. In the fourth and last dual run, Fordham won in conclusive style from City College by 20-55. Breidenbach, Menagh, Beagan and Brennan finished in that order in a parade of Maroon jerseys over the finish line. The men who ran for Fordham in the hill and dale sport were Breidenbach, Menagh. Dobellc. Brennan. Bayer, Connors. Ballesticr. Kirby and O’Reilly. The indoor season began auspiciously in the Patterson Y. M. H. A. meet, when Fordham easily defeated a relay team from City College in a match race at 1 mile. In the sixty yard dash. Walter Coyle, the Freshman sprinter, aided by a four foot handicap, beat De Hart Hubbard, who was only one-fifth of a second behind the world’s record. John Brennan beat a large field in the thousand yard run. One of the high spots of the season was the Fordham Diamond Meet, held on January 16. The manager of the team, J. Gerard Tobin 26. aided by Coach Jake Weber, succeeded in obtaining the entries of all the stars in this part of the country at the time. The feature of the games was the Special Half Mile race, in which Allan Helffrich, national champion, and former Penn State star. BILL MENAGH Captain 197 6 [251 ] Ge »rgc Marstcps. intercollegiate champion trom Georgetown, Johnny Holden and Jiniiov Connolly lioth former Georgetown stars and Pinky Sober, metropolitan champion were entered. This race lurmshed the surprise of the evening, when Heinrich was disqualified by the officials after he had won the race. Sober, the Citv College star, claimed that the champion had stepped oil the track on tin-last turn. His protest was sustained and the race was awarded to the Lavender runner. Next was the two mile invitation run, in which were entered Willie Ritola, famous Finn, George Ler-mond, national six mile champion, Bill Cox, Penn State star, Willie Goodwin, of the N. V. A. C., Ed Kirhv, and Gvinnar Nillson. the only runner to defeat Paavo Nurmi while the Flying Finn was in America. Ritola romped ofV with this event in convincing style, hut his attempt to lower Nurmi’s record for the distance was unsuccessful. Among the other prominent track men who competed were Allan Stenroos the Olympic marathon champion, who made his debut in the five mile run, Karl Kosti, junior metropolitan cross-country champion. Yin Lallv. of St. Anselm's, Jim Burgess, and Vernon Ascher of Georgetown, as well as the unforgetable Tony Planskv. who competed in three events. In the 1(H) yard dash. Walter Coyle, Fordham's new Flash, Chet Bowman of Syracuse, Herb Meyers of the Newark A. C.. and Louis Clark were the l eI ter known ol those to await the starter’s gun. The races were close, of the variety that never fails to thrill the spectator. The indoor season was a busy and very successful one for the Maroon. Pre-eminent is.Johnny Gibson, who sprang into the limelight by defeating Helflrich, Lallv, Marsters, and Sober in the "Waldron” 600 yard Special race, making a new record for the track on which the race was run. John is no newcomer to the inner circle ol track stars, being Metropolitan champion at a00, 6(H), and 660 yards indoors, and also holding the Metropolitan title in the 220 and 440yard hurdles. Besides this. Gibson was runner-up in the national quarter mile hurdles for two years, forcing the champion, F. Morgan Tavlor, to break the world s record to deleat him. .Johnny has been Fordham’s best bet in middle distances, and anchor man on the relay team. Coach Weln-r undertook to introduce several innovations in the program of the track team. For the first time, a four mile relay team competed under the Maroon colors, and in its first appearance, placed behind Lalayette and Union, noted for their distance men, but at the same time finishing ahead of Columbia, with its best nnler, I heobald, running. 1 his, the first Ford ham team in the long relay event, was composed of lit My Menagh, John Brennan, Breidenbach, and Charlie Beagan. COACH W’EBKR 19'261 [ 252 ] The two mile relay. also something new to Fordham, was composed of Harold Freeman. Jack Hayden. Cliorlic Beagan, anti Hof Bayer. 1 he medley team met with great success, placing well up in all the races in which it competed. The men on this team were John Gibson, Romeo Sauveur, Johnny Mitchell. Hn! Bayer. Jock Brennan. Charlie Beagan, Jack Hayden, Harold Freeman, and Joe McCabe. A relay team for 1200 yards was also recruited from the track men and in its first race came second to the strong St. Anselm's team. In its next start, the quartet was more successful, defeating teams from the Millrose A. A. and N. Y. L . The men who ran on this team were Harold Freeman. Adrian Ft .el. Arlie O’Connor. Charlie Beagan. trank DiLucia. Johnny Mitchell, and James Dalton. But Fordham's best distance was the mile. With a large number ot quarter toilers on hand. Coach Weber was able to enter two and sometimes three teams in one set of games. The Varsity four were Johnny Gibson, Arlie O'Connor. Adrian Ft .el and Johnny Mitchell. On the reserve list were Jim Dalton, Charlie Beagan. Hal Freeman, Romeo Sauveur. Frank DiLucia. and Joe McCabe. Many of these runners, besides Gibson, competed in individual events throughout the year, with many medals being annexed by their efforts. I he Maroon was also represented in the sprints by Hill Ferrall and Walter Coyle, the blond-haired speed boys and George Sheflot, who will be remembered from the backfield of the last 1929 eleven. The Gym facilities for training are so ample that the use of them lias been granted to a number of the world’s most famous athletes, because of their connections with Coach Weber. Among those to be seen training in the Maroon gymnasium are Herbert Houben, the German sprinter who defeated Paddock and Murchison on their recent tour of the world. He will train under Jakes watchful eye during his stay in America. Alhin Stenroos, Olympic marathon champion, is another runner of international fame who has been training at the Gvm since his arrival in this country last August. Willie Ritola has been a familiar figure on the Fordham track lor some time. Others to practise on the boards besides our own track men are Allan Helffrich, Johnny Holden, Pinky Sober. Karl Kosti. Gunnar Nillson. Adrian Paulen, the Dutch middle distance ace, Willie Goodwin, and Gordon Goodwin. British walking champion. I he increased interest in track at Fordham has been attributed to many causes, but whatever the cause, the result has come up to expectations. Under the guidance of Coach Weber, the leadership of Billy Menagh, the inspiration of the phenomenal Johnny Gibson, and the acumen of Manager (retry Tobin, the track team has gone a long way toward reaching again its proper place among (lie leaders of college sports. 1 Q' k O J [ 253 ] SWIMMING I VARSITY SQUAD Eo McDonough..............................................Coach Joseph Farley...........................................Captain Robert Flynn.............................................Manager Francis Worthington.........................Assistant. Manager Joseph Plukas Gabriel Obester John Donohue Edward Stearns Russell Hughes Joseph Kennedy Joseph Martin Arthur Crozier Raymond Leo Henry Osterholtz George O’Gradv Charles La Forge TTHE new gymnasium provided the welcome innovation of a swimming team at Fordham. The call tor candidates in this sport was heard last September for the first time in the history of the university. Among the enthusiasts who responded there were found Joe Farley, Metropolitan 220 Yard Champion and Charles La Forge, National Junior Breast-stroke Champion, Leo, one of the finest sprinters in city circles and Donohue. When a team had been built on this structure ot stars. Columbia’s challenge was accepted. In the Blue and While pool, the Maroon tankmen bowed honorably to their experienced rivals. Came then New York University. Fordham's traditional competitor, who was defeated for the fourth time in one year in as many branches of sport. 19 9 6 [M.]VARSITY SQUAD Eugene C. McCauliff.................................Captain Thomas J. O'Brien...................................Manager Robert J. Heim............................Assistant Manager Harry King Warren Heeg Fred Meyer Charles McCarthy Theodore Tetrault Daniel Daley The Fordham tennis team under the managership of Vince Uihlcin, came through the 1925 season with five victories and three defeats, the latter being suffered at the hands of Columbia, N. Y. U. and Stevens. Victories were gained over Rutgers, St. Stephen’s. Army and twice over C. C. N. Y. Captain Frank Walsh anti Gene McCauliff, numliers 1 and 2. displayed a championship calibre, playing consistently and adroitly. The outlook for 1926 is pleasantly bright. The Varsity team of last year, with the exception of Walsh is intact, supplemented by new stars from Brooklyn anti Fordham Preps. Captain McCauliff's performances this past winter are alone warrant for optimism. He won the New England Junior title, went to the semi-finals in the Junior National Singlesand was eliminated by Eric Worm, the Davis Cup challenger who had extended Richards in a three-hour battle. Tetrault, Heeg and McCarthy, with Meyer, King and Dalcv as alternates, loom as McCauliff's teammates for this season.BASE BALI VARSITY SQUAD Jack Coffey . Ralph L. Landry Thomas P. Doonky Charles I. Zinn . Coach Captain . JIanapcr Issislant. 11anaper Liebl Sheerin Baul Garde Criscillo ( mp Kane J. Smith Marlow Beal Landers Murray Maslak Cobh Egan McEIroy Clancy Ryan Ryan I). Walsh Graham Clune Byrne Murphy Speckels 1 Iarrington Reardon Adams Jos. Walsh O’Neil Peaster C ieruso O'Heir Sheflotl I). Smith Woerner Buckley Morris 1 lanlon Kozminski Porter Crimmins Tiernan Cooney Bauer I )wver Reed 1 loran Sweet man McCauley Ahern Conley Grainger Montilli Reilly Rooney Jas. Walsh r -'• ]THE BASEBALL OUTLOOK T. HE prospects lor the Varsity nine appear brightest in recent years. ()l the squad iroin the 25 campaign only two men will be missing and a plethora of talent insures Coach Jack Coffey that the Fordham diamond aggregation will rank with the best in the East. Manager Tom Dooney has arranged the longest schedule ever listed for a Fordham season. Thirty contests have been carded and every high class team in college circles will lace the Varsity. At the close ol the 1925 season .Hike Dunn and Malone put aside their uniforms for the last time. I o fill .Hike's place the coach has J'innie Clancy and Tip O’Neil, a pair oi lelt-handed youngsters who starred for their respective Freshman teams. I he outfield berth which was the undisputed property of Toni Malone for the last three seasons will probably be transferred to the care of , imm De Lanv. I he rest of the infield is composed ot A ick Carter at second. Bill Wocrner at shortstop, and Johnny White at third. The other guardians of the outfield are Captain Tex Landry and Z?o Graham. I he catching department has been fortified by the addition of George Sheflott, A uk Land ers and Dan Reardon, three Freshman stars. 1 wo other youngsters who have shown well behind the mask are Eddie Ryan and Phil Leibl of the 1928 Frosh nine. There was no lack ol talent in the hurling department when Coffey gathered his mound artists. Joe Harrington and John up Dwyer, the bulwarks of the 1925 team, are again ready to toe the rublxrr. As aids, they have Cooney, Hanlon. McElrov and Parisi. newcomers, and Leo Ahern and Peek Schneider, second string twirlers of the previous seasons. As we go to press, the Varsity nine begins its campaign. It is the last sport for Senior competition and we offer our I ® 'i r last good wishes to a Fordham team: that it will end the successful 1925-26 athletic year, characteristically, in a blaze of glory. RALPH LANDRY Caphnn JACK COFFEY (. oarh 19 7 b [ 257 j C 259 ] M E M O R I A M In a quiet and gentle demeanor lived the iron will of Charley Dougherty, a force so strong that the assault of a fatal illness at first seemed weak. In spite of a gnawing internal disorder, he bore himself by sheer grit to the June examinations in Freshman, to finish the year before he would surrender. But he had waited too long, and Death accepts no truce. It was saitl of him: "He lived Ins religion every day and in every way.” From the day of his first Holy Communion, he had served the 6:30 Mass at a Brooklyn church through summer and winter, cherishing always the ambition of becoming a member of the Society of Jesus. Had he lived, he would have entered the Novitiate that August. We are sure that in an eternal Priesthood Ins dreams have come true. CHARLES A. DOUGHERTY Horn. OcloU-r I. 1001; Died. June 20. 1023 PHILIP S. MURRAY W E WERE not warned that Pint would leave us. The summer vacation before Senior had begun, a car swerved to avoid another— the inevitable was quick and kind. Such a death after such a life left nothing unfulfilled. We found it easier in the succeeding months to s|x-ak of him as absent merely from class. Phil was one of the pioneers of the Glee Club. Joining it at its inception in Sophomore. The loss however was not fell most keenly there. It seemed rather a universal yet individual void that took its place in the hearts of all ol us, asking again for a friendship ',which heaven decreed it nuuht not have. Horn, November 4. 1005; Died. June 26, 1925 Kditok’s Noth. Tile above prints, the one from an old newspaper, the other from .« faded snapshot have not been retouched, in order that the resemblance lie preserved .is tar as possible. We have here sacrificed the finished portrait tor the memento and vc ash our critics' indulgence. A9-26- 260 _ ACKNOWLEDGMENT A YHARBOOK is a composite ol many services horn in the kindness of many hearts and in many places. If there he any glory in this, The 1926 iMaroon, let us distribute it here Among the faculty of Fordham University. The professors who (aught our class arc mentioned elsewhere in this hook and now, scattered as they are from Baltimore to Boston and Belgium, we extend over the many miles that separate us from them our gratitude for their informative co-operation. To the present stall ol professors we are indebted for countless little favors and. in particular, to Father Thomas J. Barrett whose guiding hand as Moderator of 1 he Maroon has led us through many problems to the light of accomplishment. To the Commonwealth Press of Worcester, Massachusetts and, in a special way, to Mr. George R. Grady, Manager of the New York Office, who accepted the printing of the Maroon as a personal trust rather than a business enterprise. We hope that we have absorbed some of his personality and genius through our continued association with him. ami to him we owe whatever is constructively good in our achievement. Io the W lute Studios, through the Directress ol the College Department, Miss Bessie Kllinson. The photographic and artistic effects of The Maroon under the supervision of Miss Kllinson were executed with a speed, efficiency and geniality which made the business of this routine an actual pleasure. To the Phoenix Kngraving Company of New York, and Mr. Bel ford whose mastery has so superintended the impressions of photographs into the publication that we feel every picture stands as a testimonial to the Studios and the Engravers. T o the K. C. Lew is Company and its artist, Mr. Bergman, who has realized our dreams ol the cover design. To Mr. Champlain and Mr. Ualsev of the Champlain Studios for their kind interest and photographic assistance. To the officials of former Maroons, Messrs. O’Brien and Kennedy, ’2-4, and Mr. Sheridan, ’25, who have all contributed by suggestions. Io the Oxford Studio, New York, lor the photograph of Father Logue which appears in the Faculty Section. I o the Reverend Moderators of the college organizations and to the Coaches ol the Varsity Athletic Teams lor personal attention to history and photography. I o Brother Lawton and his assistants for many favors at the Porter’s Lodge. Fo our advertisers, patrons and subscribers who, sharing the financial burden, have made this edition an actuality. 19161 [ 261 ]Rkscl kd from a heap of unpaid hills and uncorrected copy, the Business Manager and the Editor try for a moment to register happiness. The proverbial passing of a camel through the eye of the needle is a parlor game compared to the task of towing a Maroon through Senior Year. We have negotiated the passage and now, on the further bank of our Rubicon, we pause for a single backward glance before we are lost beyond the horizon. How well has the work been done? We shall await the verdict of Time. Meanwhile ours is the assurance that we have steered our course straight, with heart and soul at the helm and. behind us. all the impetus of energy that willing effort can give. [ 262 ]THE DROLLERIES OF 1926 .1 reoue of the mirth and moans oj our jour years 0pent no Ensemble: Auditorium, September, 1922. One hundred anti fifty lamb-like Frosh with newly aetjuired caps ami rule books. On the stage is gathered the Sophomore Committee of Ten. Speaker: And the Class of ’25 wants you to feel that it is not in a spirit of antagonism but one of friendly rivalry and brotherly interest that we give you these tokens of our Chorus (voluminous): Booo—Baaa. Leader of Frosh: Three cheers for nineteen twenty-live. Everybody in it. The ieers are given as The curtain falls. Act I. SCKNR I. Campus: Two Sophs and a Frosh First Soph: Need any l ooks. Frosh? Frosh: Yes. but I want new ones. First Soph: Say. are you insinuating? I hese are new, never been used. Frosh: How much do you want for the Horace First Soph: Seventy-live. Frosh: I’ll take it. Second Soph: Isn’t that the one with the translation written in between? First Soph: Oh. yeah. Say this will cost you a buck and a quarter. Frosh: All right. Second Soph (to First Soph): Say. I wonder il this fellow has the privilege. First Soph: I don't know. Better ask him. Sav Frosh. have you got the quandraugle privilege? Frosh: Is it on the bill? First Soph: No, you didn’t get it yet. I’ll give it to you. Let’s see, you have seventy-five cents change coming. Well, that just makes it even, because that’s what the privilege costs. (He scribbles something on a piece of paper.) (). K. If anyone tries to stop you from crossing the quandranglc Just show them this. So long, old man. Act I. Scene II. A classroom: first period. Prof: Take out your I lec-u-bas. What’s the mat-ter with you fellows anyway? Haven’t you bought your Hec-u-bas vet? Don’t be a big timer Mealy, translate the chorus. Slude: Aura. Pontias aura the winds, the winds O Pontius. Prof: You don’t know your matter! Stude: Oh yes, I know it now. Prof: Put away the trot or I’ll throw you out the win-dow. (Student translates a number ol verses.) Prof (suddenly): You can skip the next three lines. (A general movement under the desks lor the small green volumes) asUnprepared? Act II. SCENE I. Classroom: During repetition Prof: First man lirst man! What’s the matter. George? Don’t know where the lesson starts? Next man Si tide: I know it— Prof: Where do we start in the outline? No outline? Shame! O See here! George, we can’t he holding up the class like this. Now like a good fellow expect to be called every day. E-V-E-R-Y day. There are some fellows in this class who never do a-n-v-thing right, (lie glances at absentee slip.) Jones? Not here? Garde? We can’t have this. (Inscribes circular percentages opposite the names.) These fellows are deliberate dodgers—dodgers Irom Brooklyn, I suppose. (A profusion of guffaws and cackles.) Stilde (translates): By which the constitooshun Prof: ()-()-()-()-() how many oo’s in that word, John? Six, eh? Now see here, going through life that way. John? Get up in the senate ami say consli-tooshun? Now slop that. And you Geigle. Giddy (Cackle). Don't know the lesson either (another egg for the mark book). Next man—uphold the honor of the class, Frank. Slude (Frank translates with facility for some time): But Milo had already begun his journey. Prof: Frank, is that a little piece of paper you have in the honk? Slude: No. ( He fumbles about.) Prof: Now, Frank, haven’t you a little aid there? Slude: Er. Yes. Prof: It is! Oh, come now, Frank, lake a zero—take two of them—anil like a good fellow leave the room. Song: Don’t you oooo? We ll say we dooooo. Act 111. Scene I. Amphitheatre, Science building Prof: A word to the wise, gentlemen—if 1 were you I’d take this down. I his one usually turns up in the examination. 1 told that to the fellows up at Holy Cross and, let me tell you. when examination time came around they were mighty glad that I did. Something you wanted to ask, mister? Slude: I don’t understand about that line ol force. AX. Prof: This one, mister? Slude: No. the one above it. Proj: Oh. this one. Now this much is true, mister, lust divide the power of this one by the force exerted against the other two. See it. mister? Slude: Yes, I think so. Prof: And just in passing. I’d like to know how many ol you fellows did that experiment seventeen yesterday. (A dozen hands go up.) Prof: Well I’m sorry, gentlemen, but we can t accept them, because the apparatus was set up only this morning.Act 111. Scene II. The Prom The girl friend (suddenly): Oh. Bill when did you get it? Junior: Get what? Girl friend: The ring. Isn’t it perfectly scrumptious. Let me see it, Bill. Junior: It’s pretty hard to get oft. Girl friend: Oh. try. Bill. (He finally gets it oft.) Isn't it marvelous. Mv favorite stone, too. a garnet. And it Just fits this finger. Junior (slightly nervous): It looks too hig for your finger. Betty. Girl friend (holding it at a distance and beaming on it): I just love it-’ You’ll let me wear it for this one dance, won’t you. Billy? Junior: Well, you see, they’re pretty new and I haven't shown it around yet we only got them this week—, Girl friend: Oh, there’s the music. Billy, let s dance. (They start off.» And thanks for the ring. Bill. I'll let you have it back in a couple of days. Curtain Act IN’. Tableau. 'The Closed Door.’ Depicting a Senior, late for Psychology, setting off for the campus store to drown his sorrows in coffee and a ring. SCENE I. Graduation Exercises Mob scene. Multitudes of proud parents, proud professors, etc. Everybody shaved, even boarders. Many speeches, one after another. Finally the diplomas are being awarded. Dean: Thomas P. Dooney? Silence. A murmur goes through the cap and gown clad ranks. "Where’s Dooney.” One of the new grads (nudging): Hey, Dooney, wake up and get your diploma. Curtain Scene II. Graduation Dinner .1. I .: Tough on Jonesy, wasn’t it? Ii. S.: Yeah. Jonesy was a good egg. A. Ik: He can take a crack at it next year, though, good ole Jonesy. By the way Jim, do you remember the night that you and I and Jonesy went to the Sophomore hop? Ik S.: That sure was a great racket, wasn’t it? A. Ii.: Say, Jim. I don't suppose you remember it but being that this is the last time I’ll see you for some time. 1 thought I ought to remind you about the ten spot I lent you that night but— Ii. S.: You lent me? A. Ii.: Yeah. Don’t you remember you told me you’d square up later. I wouldn’t mention it but Ii. S.: That's all right, but isn’t it funny that I can’t remember— A. Ii.: You ought to remember. That was the Thursday before the second Physics conditions and we went out that night instead of boning and you flunked and had to take it up in summer school — ». S.: Here’s ten bucks. Never mention that night to me again. A. And do you remember the fellow who died one morning in the psychology class? n. S.: Yeah. and the professor was so strict we had to prop him up till the period was over. A. .: Well so long. Jim. What are you going to do next year? . S.: I dunno yet. Ain't decided. A. .: All right. See you down at Law School. Curtain WI10 SAID - - - ? Marks Get oil those grasses Tell us the story, Marquette Watch the board, men, while I run through it I gotta save the Varsity arm fellows Close the parenthesis. Its getting cold in here During the Norman period Zeugma REMEMBER Savonarola? The day that Lcderfind blew the smoke through the key hole? McCarthv’s? Xoot? The four rules for rhvme? Coxen's questions? Your first definition of a Sophomore? That Evidence Exam? Six o'clock classes? The whistle? That green bunch of ‘Freshies’ that came here four years ago? OUR AMBITIONS In 1922 To meet a big league ball-plaver To be a Senior To see the campus in its summer beauty To read Greek like English To graduate cum laude 1976 In 192b To meet a chorus girl To be a Freshman To avoid seeing, etc. To read Greek like English To graduate I 267 ]r “i[ 269 ][ 272 ][ 273 ]C O L L E G E O F SAINT ELIZABETH GROGAN SHERIDAN MORRISTOWN. N. J. (P. O. Addrtu Convent Station) el Catholic College or If omen, LONG ISLAND healthful!} located in the beautiful hill district of .Harris Count) , one hour from AVu York dig. Registered bg the Xew York State Unice rsilg. and hg the Xcw Jersey and Pennsylvania State Hoards of Education. In ten sice courses open to students preparing for the teaching profession. Home Economics Department. Bachelor degree in arts, science and music. eal Estate Ear information address ST. 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