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 IITHE MAROON PUBLISHED Bl) THE SENIOR CL SS JEROME P. RAFFERTl) Business Manager J RUSSELL SHERLOCK Edit or-in-Chief FORDHAM UN1UERS1T1J riElD l]ORKCopyright 1927 J. RUSSEU, SHKRI.OCK Editor-in-Chief JKROMK I . RAFFERTY it si it ess Mai layerFOREWORD ■-3G5 Departina for (he lists, we have this token for the Mother who nurtured us, polished our lur.ee. and girded our armor of honor.This Work Is respect full) an l affectionately dedicated To tlln' Hcbereitb tTlionins .Ijoscpli l irrctt, 3. I’rofcssor of Ethics £3jj I hc (.‘lass of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Seven Kordham I’niversitv V SJ J ? -Aj ORDER OF BOOKS Book I The Campus Book 2 The College Book ’ Tiik Activities Book 4 Thf. Athletics Book 5 The Him okThy winding elms, thy hallowed halls. Thy lawns, thine ivy-mantled walls, 0 Ford ham—Alma Mater! What memories each recalls.'’vjtcibKvw v AY' ,%Usm j':‘'':»m- s, 'i vuA .aww )) j$n '.T-iVnUi r.iw't —j uvj b, o i 0 ".aUovyt ton? •.•.• '.n hv «-. iuA'Uafr Reverend William J. Duane, S. |. President FORD H A M UNIVERSITYRev. Joseph A. Mi rphy. S. J. Rev. Joseph A. Assmutii, S. J. Professor of Biology Rev. Charles J. Deane, S. J. Professor of History. Class Moderator. Moderator of the Maroon Rev. Michael J. Mahoney. S. J. Professor of History of Philosophy 'acre 26lUMIIMUilMMI Rev. John O. Maii»ni;v, S. J. Professor of Philosophy and Hr id cnees of Religion Kr.v. Thomas I. McCu'S-KF.V, S. J. ,Professor of Philosophy ami Incidences of Religion Kiev. Tkruknck I- I’iOyi.i:, S. J. Prefect of DisciplineRev. Peter A. Oates, S. J. Professor of Latin and livid cnees of Religion Rev. George 1 Stro-HAVER, S. J. Professor of Chemistry Sophomore Professors Rev. James 'I'. G. Haves. S. J. Prefect of Discipline Rev. Iames A. Taaffe, S. J. Professor of English and Evidences of Religion Rev. John |. O’Connor, S. J. Professor of Greek Page 28Rev. Augustus M. Fkem-GKN, S. J. Professor of Greek' Mr. William T. Shields. A. B. Professor of Mathematics Page 2 9 if---If .-rr— fr— --.r- l[C i K. ' Freshman Professors Rev. I Iron . Gayxor, S. J. Professor of Latin Rev. Michael }. Jessup, s. ;• Dealt of Studies Mr. Howard 15. Bunn, S- J. Professor of EnglishHonorary Patrons llis Eminence Patrick Cardinal Haves. 1). 1).. Archbishop of New York Right Reverend John J. Dunn, D. D., Bishop Auxiliary of AYw York Honorable Alfred E. Smith, Governor of A'ew York Honorable James |. Walker. Mayor of AYrc York City Very Reverend William J. Duane. S. J.. President of Pordham University Very Reverend Lawrence J. Kelly, S. J., Provincial of the New York Province Rev. Charles J. Deane. S. Dean of St. John's College. Pordham University RT. Rev. Msgr. (iKokce I. ring, I’n. I.)., LE. I-).. icar-Gcncral ami Chancellor of the U. S. Army and Xavy Patrons and Patronesses Hon. George Gordon Battle Mr. and Mrs. James J. Blooman Mr. and Mrs. R. Eugene Boyd Mrs. Sarah A. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Bradley Mrs. North Breen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Brennan Mr. James J. Breslin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Brett Mrs. Henry H. Brown Mr. and Mrs. George A. Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Callahan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Casagrande Mr. and Mrs. Alphonsus B. Casey Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chessari Mrs. Pietro Cinnelii Mrs. T. Addison Clohosey Hon. Daniel F. Cohalan Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Collins Hon. Martin Conbov Col. Louis D. Conley Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Cullen Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Cusack Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. L. Dalton Mr. and Mrs. John C. Daly Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Deelv Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Del Guereio Mr. Vito A. Di Lucia Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dooley Mr. and Mrs. William H. Dorsey Mrs. John F. Dougherty Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Duffy Mrs. M. Louise Dupraz Mrs. Marie Felicetti Mrs. Margaret Flesev Col. Michael Friedsam Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Fuilam Mrs. Thomas F. Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hammill Mrs. Catherine R. Haley Mrs. Mau'.ice A. Hartnett Mr. Julius A. Heide Mrs. Oscar Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Horan Dr. and Mrs. William E. Howley Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Judge Mrs. Robert E. Kelly Mr. John A. Kerviek Mr. Edward Kiernan Mrs. Catherine Lancaster Mrs. Raymond S. Locascio Mrs. Stephen J. McBride Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McGurl Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Mclnerny Dr. and Mrs. Maurice A. Maloney Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Mahoney Mrs. Anthony P. Maslak Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Masse Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Moriarty Mrs. John W. Mullen Mr. and Mrs. Eusebius Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. O'Brien Mr. Thomas J.O’Reilly Mr. and Mrs. Peter Papalia Mrs. J. P. Rafferty Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Rafferty Mr. and Mrs. William F. Began Mr. Peter E. Reilly Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reese Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Robeling Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Rough Mr. Nunzio Saitta Mrs. Mary Scanlon Mrs. Walter J. Scott Mrs. Margaret Sheehan Mr. J. Russell Sherlock Mrs. Catherine D. Shiel Hon. James F. Swanick Hon. and Mrs. Alfred J. Talley Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Talley Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Tarrant Mrs. Marie E. Tobin Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Twomey Mr. John K. Yanowski Zinn Page 30HUGH B. AltCHEK. A.B. “HuKliie” “Archie” Iona School HUT tiie aristocrat oi Ml. ernon. While endeavoring to preserve his dignity at all times. Mr. rcher did ‘‘unbend" occasionally. and then he was known as “Hughie." 11 is college career presents a peculiar study. In Freshman, he spurned any association with text-hooks, but every year thereafter his interest in scholastic matters so increased that finally he came to he regarded as an authority on any study he pursued. Without hesitation, one may visualize “Hughie' as a future leader in the business world; perhaps a financial genius. He possesses all the requirements. -a keen intellect, sound judgment, and an invincible desire to attain his goal. In fact, from reliable sources it is rumored that more than once "Hughie" has had control of at least half the “"ash” of the Senior class. But in addition to his business sagacity, he has a fine sense of humor and a spirit of sportsmanship that cannot be surpassed. And it is by these latter qualities that he won his many friends. Page 14J AMES JOSEPH BLOOM AN, A.B. ■•Jim” “Tex” Brooklyn Prep Class Basketball (3-D. Harvester Club (4). Manager of Boxing (4). Senior Week Committee. VERY court must have its jester, and the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Seven lias its jester in the person of “Count" IMooman. Many happy hours have been spent by the boys listening to the witticisms and paraphrasing of “Jim." Few. indeed, were the professors whom "Jim" could not mimic. His most renowned success was that impersonation, so well known to the members of this class and the classes before them, which had tor its conclusion. “()h, here now, Jim Take a zero!” It would he grossly unfair to “Jim" to suppose that the ability to be a charming clown were his only accomplishment. He makes use of the hilarious muse as a means, not an end. The “Count” will some day be a lawyer and we may feel confident that any client who has him for attorney will know that the jury will always be in the right frame of mind, as a little wit goes a long way in the courts. Page ?5F. KEATS BOYD. A.B. “Manager" “Cleats” Brooklyn Prep Manager Football (4). Assistant Manager Junior Prom Committee. Football (1, 2. 3). Maroon Staff. Freshman Baseball. Day Student's Sodality (1, 2). Class Basketball (3, 4). Mendel Club (4 . Athletic Board (4). Memorial Committee (4). Harvester Club (3, -I), President Harves- (Jolf Committee (3). lev Clvtb (4). O Hrooklyu goes the honor of producing Keats, a tall, handsome chap with light wavy locks, who combines a pleasing personality with savoir faire. As manager of the football team, he compiled the most difficult schedule in years. He can truly be called 1'ord-bam’s own; for he has worked unceasingly in giving his best efforts not only as football manager, but also as publicity man and as one of the From committee. The Harvester Club has been fortunate in having Keats as it President, and during this year much lias beer, done to further the interest in the work of the Foreign Missions. In any group on the Campus. Keats with good-natured humor is easily I lie prince of good-fell"WS. W ith an extraordinary amount ot common sense and deep regard for loyalty, we know that, when I‘ordham days arc regret-ablv over and life's journey has begun. Keats will map out a plausible schedule to complete success. Page 56WILLIAM P. HOY I). A.B. •Bill” Milford High School Ham Staff (1, 2), Business Manager (3, I). Glee Club (1, 2. 3. 4), Director (3. 4). Chairman of Business Committee (4). Parthenian Sodality (1. 2. 3, 4). First Prefect (1). St. Vincent de Paul (1, 2). Junor Prom Committee. ILL” lias a hand in everything that goes on. He is a willing, energetic. and enthusiastic worker with the unique style of doing things by doing them. If ever you wanted the “low-down on things, or an ear full of campus gossip. “Billy” Boyd's room was the place to get it. He knew the unknowable and could even tell you what the Head Sea died of. Moreover. “Bill" was most active. He was one of the pillars of the (dee Club, of the Mimes and Mummers, and Prefect Supreme of the Parthenian Sodality. In addition, he was our solitary boast on the recent Aloysian Pilgrimage. He is the kind who would prefer to pass quietly and noiselessly, but in this we cannot serve his wishes. He was too great-hearted and too truly a man to pass unnoticed. Accordingly, let our lusty cheers tingle his cars as he goes, to tell him he takes a bit of the hearts of each of us. Puge 37JAMES E. IiKEEN. A.B. “Jim” "Jimmie” Brooklyn Prep Debate (3, 4). Maroon Staff. Harvester Club (I). Day Students' Sodality (2. 3). I.M" entered Kordham in the hope of obtaining a big B. VS. degree, but suddenly changed his mind and decided that an A. B. would turn the trick just as well, if not better. From all present indications, our mutual friend intends to oust from his seemingly secure position of leading health reformer, none other than Bernarr McKaddcn. Yes. “Jim” and his pal, Bryan, can outwalk any dozen men. whether the race he one of speed or distance, lie absolutely refuses to contaminate his head by wearing a hat. Though, to tell the truth, he invariably carries a cap in his inside pocket, simply to furnish proof that he real I v does own one. should the question arise. But do not think for one moment that our “Jim” is a fanatic. Quite to the contrary, he is one of the best liked fellows at Kordham. With him study has become a habit and debating, a diversion. The Council of Debate will he dull, indeed, next vear without his outbursts of oratorv. Page 3SJOSEPH I . IJRENNAN. A.B. "Joe” Carbondale High School Glee Club (3, 4). Librarian (3. 4). Parthenian Sodality (1, 2, 3. 4). Mimes Mummers (1, 2, 3. 4). Sec. (4). Junior Prom Committee (3). Ram Staff (2. 3, 4). St. Vincent de Paul Society (1. 2, 3, 4). St. John Berchman Society (1, 2). T would indeed be an arduous task to include in so limited a space an account of all that “Joe" lias done for our Alma Mater. And yet, but few of us can appreciate bis self-sacrificing labor, for if we learn of “Joe’s" accomplishments at all. we must hear of them from others. “Joe" was untiringly devoted to The Rani, and the vacancy he leaves will be hard to fill. The Glee Club boasts of his membership, too. and through his hands most of the work of that organization has passed. Probably the most important work of “Joe’s" career at Fordham. however, was his appearance in the role of Lydia Languish in “The Rivals". He will long Ik remembered as the Freshman star of that production of the Mimes and Mummers. “Joe’s” unfailing good disposition has more than made him popular among classmates; and to him. with their good wishes, goes the gratitude of the Class of '27 for a task well undertaken and well accomplished. Page 39Brooklyn Prep Vice-President of Athletic Association (1). Orchestra (1. 2. 3). Band (2. 3. I), Leader (3, 4). Freshman Dance Committee. IXVI', “Jimmv” came to Fordliam. the name 1 »rcslin lias been synonymous with rhythmic, syncopated piano ripplings that never failed to soothe the harassed student’s soul. Musically “Jimmy" has left an indelible mark on Fordham. As leader of the band for two years, he covered himself with mud and Alma Mater with glory, at a a.n-letic contests. He swung a mean baton in the orchestra, and is the composer of Fordham’s famous “Marching Song." Versatility likewise is characteristic of “Dutch." As vice-president of the A. A., he showed rare executive ability, and 'way back in Freshman helped manage Gargan’s gridiron warriors. To "Jim,” life calls for no vociferous ballyhoo. He prowls about town with the other “three horsemen," serenely untroubled by exams, conditions and kindred woes. “Don’t moan, it will be all right." is his sage counsel, and with such a guiding principle we feel safe in predicting success for “Jimmv,” whether haranguing a jur or coaxing melodious chords out of the harpsichord of Big Business. Page 40HENRY T. BRETT, A.B. “Harry” “H. Tracy” Ford ham Prep Class Football (2. 3). Maroon Committee. Sodality (1, 2. 8, 4). Assistant Manager of Football (1). OTE early and often when the time comes for the radiant countenance of “I larrv” to appear on the election placards. Mark your ballot op|x -sitc his name and share in electing a man who will he standing on a platform of loyalty and sincerity. To l e a lawyer and eventually a politician is “Harry's" conception of the best possible calling. His three years of study for the bar will close for him a long period around these parts, for he prepared at Fordham and during his stay with us. has become fitted to accept the position as Senator or Ambassador to the Court of St. James. If Socialism signifies what we imagine it does, then "Harry's" party preference will be in that direction, for he has always been little less than a blinding social light. His ability to poll friends will be a prime factor in helping him to realize his ambition. And it is a safe wager that his plurality will not be due entirely to the male vote. Pqqv 4 !john e. mn an. a.u. “John” “Brine” Brooklyn Prep Council of Debate (3, 4). Harvester Club (4k Day Students' Sodality (1. 2). RILLIANT of mind and warm of heart. John has held a very high place among us. Often we have marvelled at the profundity and depth of his reasoning. Realizing that the development of his oratorical ability would l»e of great help to him in his career at the bar. John joined the ranks of the debating society and during the past two years has been an esteemed and valued member of that organization. Excelling as a student, yet always willing to enter into the fun of his fellows, John holds a unique place in our hearts. He was almost constantly seen about the campus in the company of “Jimmy" Breen, engaged, no doubt, in a philosophical discussion. Generous and keen-minded, a willing laborer in the vineyard of life. John is indeed a Kordham man. His scholastic efforts have won him great credit w.n e his charm has won him many friends. Our earnest hope and ardent wish is that the future, come what may. wili 1 c just another page in his book of achievement. Page 42JOHN W. Ill UKE. JR.. A.II. Johnie" “Burkic” Fordham Prep ELKO J.WYHX”—Thus is this modest possessor of a sonorous bass voice bailed by his many friends. And who is not “John’s” friend? It is doubtful if there is another man in the class who achieved such popularity merely on the strength of his natural qualities of friendship. His good-natured acceptance of both fortune and misfortune reveals the even temper of bis disposition and belies the threat of hair of a reddish hue. Beneath outward manifestations of care-free indifference and feigned devilishness. “John” has concealed a conscientious and an earnest nature. 11 is natural abilities in his studies made him. throughout the four years, a willing aid to those fellow students who were in intellectual distress. “John", of course, will deny more than passing knowledge of any subject, but you must attribute this to his excessive modesty. He is a fine, clean-minded young man. surely destined to uphold all that Fordham stands for both iii the scholastic and religious fields. Page ■ iJOSEPH JEROME BURSO. B.S. •‘Joe" "Jerry" Stuyvesant High School Freshman Baseball. Mendel Club (3. 4). LTMOU H “Joe' had previous!} spent iwo years in the Pre-Mcd course at Fordham. it was not until Junior year that we made his acquaintance. We found him reserved yet friendly, jovial on occasion yet seriou when circumstances demanded that he pay strict attention to the matter in hand. “loe” is among the elite of the student world, he has never been known t . have had a condition. Possessing a quiet, analytical mind, he naturally excels in the sciences ami philosophy. Press of studies, it is true, has compelled him to curtail, somewhat, his extra-curricula activities, but “Joe was a mem I ter of the track team in Preshman, and furthermore, has seldom missed a game or meet. If the Varsity letter were given for loyalty, Joe' would undoubtedly have had one long ago. . Rumor has it that "Joe” intends to hang out his shingle as an M. D. in a few years; vve know that he will prove as able and reputable a physician as he has an earnest student ami faithful friend. Paqc 4 4GEORGE CALLAHAN, A.B. •‘Cal” Xavier High School Ram (2). Maroon StalT, Assistant Ram Sports StalT (3. 4). Editor-in-Chief (4). Debate Council (3, 4). Varsity Debater (4). Junior Prom Committee. Senior Week Activities. Interclass Basketball (4). F.ORGK has many claims to fame. His campus activities show what one can do besides winning scholastic honors, while his friendly and congenial manner proves that even a student in the true sense of the word can be a popular and esteemed classmate. As an Associate Editor on the Ram Sports StalT. lie did much to bring athletics in the field of prominence. Next we find George as a member of the Junior Prom Committee and class basketball team. And now he holds the dignified position of Assistant Editor »t the Maroon. What we shall always remember about George is his infinite wisdom. In Freshman and Sophomore his translations and knowledge of classics were most inspiring, and again in Philosophy many an explanation or proof would have gone ov er our heads had it not been for his illuminating assistance. We shall always look up to George for inspiration, for we are accustomed to it. and we shall expect great things from such a wholesome mind. Page 4 5 PHILIP Le ROV CARNEY. A.I». “Phil" Xavier High School Chinatown Mission (1). Day Students’ Sodality (2, 3, 4). Boxing Squad (2). Bellarmaine Boys' Club (2). Class Handball Team (3). Memorial Committee (4). Maroon Start (4). know ‘‘Phil’ is to possess the real meaning of the oft misused Prfr ? terni friendship. To him it is not a guise for sell gain. tis a synonym for service, the furtherance of a friend s well-being. "Me serves sell best, who serves another," seems to be his code. Renowned among his class-mates for his physical prowess, indicative of the unimaginative man of action. "Phil" nevertheless is a dreamer. Well-versed in folk-lore, the elves and fairies hold no secrets from him. So skillfully and delicately does his pen betray their secrets, the little folk themselves must indeed forgive him and not begrudge the Kordham Monthlv those little treasures. Such artful blending of physical strength with simplicity of soul, fittingly repays the artist’s pains. Ifis love for rythm and melody fostered through long and close intimaev with the muses pleads for him a lyrical serenity of life,—as the elves would put it—"forever after.” Page 4 ..iom j. casacrande. h.s. ••Cassie” •(’ass” Seymour Hiprh School Vice-President Connecticut Club (4). Freshman Baseball. Freshman Football. Prom Committee. O Seymour down in the placid Connecticut vale, we arc indebted for "Cassv” and truly it is a debt of magnitude. From the time "Johnny” first marvelled at the shady terraces of Old Rose Hill he became essentially a Fordham man. one whose good nature and pleasing personality served to make him affable to all his classmates. He compassed the ever impending dangers of philosophy and the sciences with a ready ease and assurance, and let none think the sjxjrt sheet was neglected, for in “Cassy” we had our Monroe Elias. And now as we look beyond the haze of promised years, we can readily visualize "Johnny” "stipremuin apud medicos.” his chosen held, and we know that naught can prevent his loyal spirit from straying back to the old Hill. And as the grand reckoning draws near, wherein we sum up our totals, we find that Ford-ham and Twenty-Seven loses a true son; hut, we rejoice in the fa£t that fate honored us with his friendship for four happy years. Page 47NORMAN F. CASEY, A. 15. "Norm” “Noah” Ford ham Prep Day Students Sodality 1, 2, 3. 1). Junior Prom Committee. Maroon Staff. OMR men bear the flaming torch of genius as a birthright. For others a keen perception, a dash of saving wit. a loyal flair for friendship is set apart as the ineradicable mark. Hut here is one in whom all are welded, whose debonair grace and courtly simplicity serve only to heighten the burnished depths of brilliance. Four years have we known “Norm” and all loo scanty these to appreciate, nay even discover, the far-flung borders of his personality. The passing years may dim the spark that ennobles, may dull the keen edge but “Norm.” wc predict, will ever regard the blighting days with a smile, a source of worry to others perhaps, but not to one for whom the world is far too wonderful to heed a few blemishes. “Hail to thee, blithe spirit"—wc see “Norm” soaring far above the maddening crowd’s ignoble strife—gentleman, scholar and prince among men—there we have him;—may his days be long! Page 48SANTE J. CHESS A HI, B.S. "Chiz” "Chess" North Tarr.vtown High School Mendel Club (2). ANTE hails from that historic spot on the banks of the Hudson, Tarrytown. If we are to judge the town by Saute, then it must be a most pleasant and peaceful place. Always quite and unobtrusive, he is one of the most liked chaps in the class. Studies and commuting have occupied so much of Sante's time, that his extra-curricular activities have been largely confined to attendance at games and college functions, hut he is “All-American" as a Fordham enthusiast. We cannot gaze into the future, but could we. there is little doubt but that we 6hould see Sante going about life just as calmly and quietly and successfully as he is now. According to most reliable reports, it is his desire to become a chemist— we venture to say—a great chemist. No doubt, within the short space of a few years, humanity will be partaking of Sante's synthetic foods and substitutes for pre-Volstead liquors. Page 49JOHN A. CINELLI. A.B. “John’’ “Bright Eyes" Fordham Prep Freshman Football. Freshman Baseball. Football (2. 3, -1). Day Students’ Sodality (2. 3, 4). OMBIXE you must the qualities of a diligent student, good fellow, and sincere friend if you would know John as we know him. Though very versatile as a student. “Johnny’s” pet subject seems to l»e Chemistry. Weighty reasons warrant the opinion, prevalent among the qualifier analysts of our class, that lab. work is a second nature with him. In “Johnny,” however, we have detected one weakness, a marked propensity for dissolving the tar highways with his burning speed preferably in a Cadillac. Of course, we do not question the identity of the dark-eyed companion seen breezing along the Concourse with John, although the exact number of his sisters has often been a source of inquiry to those of us who are unacquainted with all the members of the Cinelli family. A word of encouragement. John—Henry Ford attributes all his success to gasoline ground-gainers plus initiative; on this principle we expect to see you among the income-tax headliners very soon. Page 50 THOMAS W. CLOHOSEY. A.15. “Tom” “Clo” Seton Hall Prep Track (3). Swimming: (4). Seton Hall College (1, 2). E stepped out of allegory. Xot that lie isn't impressively tangible but because it would require no phantasmic stretch to picture him riding the deep to the tune of the snapping sails of some fleet corsair or adventuring in halt discovered, halt forgotten places. As charming and gracious as the smile about his lips and as calmly persuasive as the sleeping derringer that might be gleaming at his side. " loin" is one not to be banished with a glance, no. nor with two glances. Couple a personality of insouciant warmth with a youthfulness of communicable vibrancy, add a knowledge of wide scope and a broad compass of experience to a conversation rich in anecdotes, incidents and humorous gems and you will know “Tom" not nearly as well as we did. Long and loudly might one write concerning the brightly colored career of 'Tom" but when we say that he has completely mastered the manly art of manliness we think we have said enough. Page 5 I DANIEL J. COLLINS. A.B. 'l)an" "Jit” Brooklyn Prep Day Students’ Sodality (2, 3). FT other classes boast their "Three Musketeers —27 lias its “Four Horsemen". If Brcslin answered "present" to any of the professors they knew it was unnecessary to see whether Cullen, or Retail or "Dan" were in attendance. Because of the unfailing inseparability of these four it was rather difficult for anyone to Ixrome intimate with “Dan." Those of us who were fortunate enough to know the real “Dan" often thought of the loss that the rest of the class was suffering. hen he sj oke. everyone knew that some choice bits of wisdom were being imparted. "Dan", however, did not confine all his talk to things philosophical, for he was the witty member of the quartet. Whenever there was a laugh from the crowd, one could rest assured that the cause of the laughter was some humorous remark so characteristic of "Jit". Whatever "Dan's" future occupation, we are confident that he will make use of his philosophical wit to carry him over all the rough spots on the road of lie . Pad? 52".lack" “Connie” Xavier High School Council of Debate 2, 3, 4). Censor (4). Glee Club (2. 3, 41. Day Students' Sociality (1, 2, 3). ADIES and gentlemen (and especially the ladies) wc want you to meet Mr. Conway. 11 is learned countenance beams upon you m»m the upper portion of this page. Rv way of explanation, vve might add that John is a coming social and professional genius. But we wont mention that, for John is a modest individual and doesn’t feel quite comfortable when complimented or praised in the slightest degree. During his Freshman year. “Jack" devoted himself wholly to scholastic pursuits. As an upper classman, however, he joined the Glee Club and the Council of Debate, and proved an active member of both organizations. So popular, indeed. was this American Cicero among his forensicallv inclined brethren, that in his Senior year they thrust upon him the office and honor of Censor. It. in about three years, “jack’’ should suddeulv l ecome acknowledged a great commercial or criminal lawyer, don’t lie surprised. We’ve given you fair warning. Page 53EDWARD J. CULLEN. A H. ‘Ed’ “Feodor” Brooklyn Prep Ram Staff (2. 3, 4). Band (3, i). Assistant Manager Baseball (l . Junior Prom Committee. Senior Week Committee. Harvester Club (1). Maroon Staff. services sm E hold nothing against “Ed" for living in Brooklyn and. what is more. we give him credit for coming to Fordham. “Ed" not only believes in the motto what is worth doing is worth doing well". Init'he practices it. too. He has not tackled many things during his college career hut those tcw to which he has pledged his c-» mucIv have received one hundred p'1 11,11 1 u 11 ....... . .. . - . ... i ...i .1, ..... (lul) were indebted to l d tor Ins Although the hand and the Jlarvestei , . . . . .. lV ....... . I ■ .• • l,., » . iu- might see him in the oh ice laithful interest, the Ram was Ins favorite hoo » . at almost any hour of any .lay. Krin.liny out the next weeks feature news from the keys of a typewriter in his quiet ,,hil. .sop'],c "f l,l,,,l,catwn s star reporter, and one in whom it was more t 11,1 Al lM ,t ' . To “Ed”, we wish all the success he so well deservcs aml wh,ch hc l,as del"-oust rated lie is so capable of winning. Page 5 JROBERT V. FURRY. A. 15. "Bob” Xavier Prep Freshman (ireek Play. Class Relay Team (3). OB” is one of those silent unassuming young men who never troubles trouble, nor on the other hand, allows trouble to trouble him. Academics are the most trivial of his cares; to discover him engrossed in any lesson would be a bit phenomenal. And yet. “Bob” seems to possess a positive aptitude for solving the most intricate of problems in the very raciest fashion. Ever dubious and pessimistic regarding the results of his exams, lie nevertheless manages to maintain an average that is held highly creditable by even the savants of the class. He has assets that one finds impossible to forget. Originality and a magnetic personality are his—and these coupled with a magnanimous disposition often prove an excellent remedy for all blues. In summing up “Bob’s” career, wc are proud to state that we have alawvs found him nit parfaite honnne pc ltd! and a true-blue friend. Page 55THOMAS F. CUSACK. A.B. "Tom" "Tommy St. Johns Prep Freshman Greek Play. Glee Club (2, 4). Class Basket hall (3, 4). OM" hails from Greenwich Village. notwithstanding which fact, lie is quite normal and perfectly sane. To put it more exactly, lie is a "regular fellow." In "Tom" we find the singer and athlete pleasantly blended. Who can possibly deny that the high standard of the Glee Club's recitals was appreciably raised when "Tom" was chirping in melodious unison with the other artists? His athletic performances, however, were confined, to interclass competition, but let it be clearly understood here and now that "Tom" can dig the horsehide out of the dirt or flip the inflated balloon through the netted rim with the liest of them. U way of prophecy, we venture to suggest that "Tom" seems doubly certain of success, when he goes forth in quest of fame and fortune. It lie should fail to surpass all future "Babe" Ruths in the matter of receiving the public's plaudits, he can always fall back upon Grand Opera as a profession and fill the shoes of—possible Caruso. Page 56HERBERT A. DALTON, A.It. A ‘Bux” ••Hubert' Brooklyn Prep Manager of Basketball Manager (1, 2. 3). Prom Committee (3). Day Students’ Sodality. Harvester Club. (4), Assistant OOD Matured to a fault is the disposition of our Hubert. For lie is gifted with that rotund figure which nature gives to jovial people. “Bux,” during his four years at Fordham, seemed to he obsessed by one thought—basketball. His amiability, combined with his business acumen, made him an ideal man for the position of manager of the sport. Although “Bux'’ seemed to be concerned only with basketball, he found plenty of time to support the other sports. He was always on hand to cheer the Fordham teams regardless of where they played. Many, indeed, arc the Fordham rooters who will attest to “Bux’s” good nature in giving them a lift to and from distant cities. lie knew the “ropes” in traveling, whether “bumming” or journeying by train, boat or car. Xo matter what his future occupation, we are sure that “Herb” will encounter the same good luck and success that he experienced while guiding the destiny of the Fordham basketball team. Page 57 THOMAS H. DEELY. B.S. "Tom" "Dee" Lynbrook High Day Students’ Sodality (2, 3, -1). Dance Committee (I, 2). Prom Committee ('.]). .Mimes and Mummers (3. 4). Maroon StarF (4). NLY those who have known “Toni" intimately can appreciate the versatility of his character. f a reticent nature, he is quiet and unobtrusive in the society of others—one who does not easily make friends, but who retains those whom he has made. A born individualist, endowed with a sublime and devasting cynicism and a rigidly practical mind. "Tom" has always been a confirmed "idol smasher." He has constantly managed to keep well up in his studies by means of some mysterious clairvoyance, for no one could even remotely conceive of "Tom" exerting himself. Few things in life have appealed to him as being important enough to worry about, and if it is true that worry kills, then "Tom" ought easily to outlive everyone else in the class. After graduation. "Tom” has made it known that he intends to enter Medical School. In a few years we expect to see him removing appendices with the same poise and sureness which he now exhibits in dissecting false syllogisms. Page 5$JAMES T. lhl.ANY. A.li. ‘‘Del” "Jim” Wyoming Seminary Football (2. 3, 4). Basketball (2. 3. 4). Baseball (2. 3. 4). St. Thomas College (1). HPRK is none, indeed, in the Class of '27 more universally acclaimed than “Jim” Del.any. And we feel that anyone who chances to meet “Jim" will he equally charmed by his personality. Probably more prominent than any of his characteristics is his debonair and easy-going way. In reminiscing on “Del’s" career we shall always recall his gracious attitude on the football field as well as on the campus. His attitude was always one of having done nothing that anyone else could not have done. It is this trait in “Jim" that is so much admired and which we feel will contribute in no small degree to his future success. “Del’s” natural ability was not confined to football for he also played on the baseball and basketball teams where his genial personality followed him. Not only by his athletic prowess, but also by the splendid executive ability which he displayed as Vice-President of Senior class, will "Jim" be remembered as a worthy son of Pordham. Page 59eligio del guekcio, a.b. “Del" “Lidgio” Fordhani Prep Assistant Advertising Manager of the Day Students' Sodality (1, 2, 2, 4). Maroon. Poster Contest (1). Junior Prom Committee. Mimes and Mummers ( I). Class Basketball (3. 4). Senior Prom Committee. O. villain; up with you!” and from parched lips issued the tragic. “Mercy, Sicgneur.” all of which means that the histrionic art ensnared in its throes our cherished "Del.” This, his last Kordham triumph, bestows upon him a new title—“Thespian." Nurtured in a rustic hamlet, travelling many a weary mile ere the “elm-lined path” looms into view, nevertheless he conquered this handicap nobly and merited a place of deserved distinction in the heart of ’27. Scholar, athlete, loyal friend.—connoisseur of music, plays and players.—all these aptly describe, all characterize “Del." Though never hailed “Beau," he could justly challenge another’s right to the coveted claim. His forensic abilities will he displayed in the guise of a barrister, for the legal profession, we are told, holds its charms for him. Success to you. “Del." in your new field! May citations of parallel decisions come as easy to you as the declension of “Lex Legis.” Page 60DOMINIC A. De LORENZO, B.S. “Dick" “Del” Foixlham Prep Day Students’ Sociality (2. 3). Mendel Club (3, I). U1HT and unpretending. "Dick” has left the limelight of publicity to those more self asserting than he: a sincere and willing worker, he has lieen a loyal and cheerful sup] orter of all I'ordham activities. If there were nothing else to mark him unusual, it would be the heavy chemistry course which, unruffled by all reports and rumors, he tranquilly sulxlued. Besides his deep concern in matters scientific, he has taken a compassionate interest in boy-welfare work. W hen the course in scout-mastcr-ship was offered as an elective "Dick” eagerly grasped the opportunity and soon became a devoted student of that art. 1 lis cosmopolitan l enevolcncc has since then found expression in the leadership of a troop « f his own. We are certain that with his industrious ardour, his charming reticence and his amiable complacency “Dick” is sure to make a success in his chosen field of medicine as he already has in his nohle hobby of lxyv-leadership. Page 6 IFRANCIS X. DiLl’CIA. B.S. “Del" DeWitt Climon Varsity Football (2, 3, 4). Freshman Football. Varsity Track 2, 3, 4). Class Track (2, 3. 4). Captain (3). Varsity Boxing Team Coach (4). Class Boxing t2). "Mussolini" High School Vice-President Class (3). Junior Prom Committee. Boarder Initiation Committee Mendel Club. Boarder Sodality. Maroon Staff HERE are two Greemviches. Erom one. the meridians of longitude radiate, from the other, “Del." We breathlessly urge Congress to a special investigation of him. and the novelty hunting reader to manifest him to the eyes and ears of men. For, notwithstanding his long exposure to the extensively broadcasted idiosyncracies of the Village, we can happily dcscril e him as a man's man. We who have delighted to see him speed Eordham's baton past many fleet opponents, who have not envied his boxing instructorship, and who have startled our fair companions when we roared encouragement to him at football games, feel that to know him was distinction, to be intimate, renown. Like true fellow-students, we pardon his devotion to Psychology, and smiling, recall his introduction of the shield flashing policeman to Father Barrett. Withal, we place “Del's” benevolence above all his works, for we know that his heart is as broad as his massive shoulders. I'age 62CHARLES E. DIVINEV. A.B. “Duke" “Charlie" Regis High School Mimes and Mummers (1, 2, 3. 4). Class Basketball (3, 1). Freshman Workshop. Swimming Team (3). Monthly Staff (3). Maroon Staff. Freshman Greek Play. Mendel Club (4). Junior Prom Committee. HE “Duke" is an all-around man. Among his various vocations are those of playwright, life-saver and man of letters. In Sophomore he was a prize-winner in the Annual One-Act Play Contests. In Junior he was an associate editor of the Fonfham Monthly. During the summer he dives in and pulls out those who venture too far from the four-foot end of the pool. The “Duke” has a leaning towards the theatre, and will, no doubt, in a few years, be classed as a regular first-nighter. Moreover, he can tell a story of the parties that are thrown on Long Island, very much in the manner of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He has somewhat confused those of us who were guessing whether he would turn author or playwright on graduation, by taking Biology as an elective in Senior. Whatever this may be a sign of. we wish him luck. Page 65“Frank” Fordham Prep Secretary F. U. A. A. 4 . Handball Team (I. 2). Boxing Team (1. 2. 31. Junior Prom Committee. Maroon Start”. RK and handsome, meticulously attired, always decorous, firm in his convictions and possessed of a distinctive personality. “Frank" has pursued that philosophy of life known as I id Mcdiit. Any one else might K- proud enough of these qualifications and let it go at that, but not “Frank’'. To these he must add two striking characteristics an infectious laugh and a mighty love tor arguing. Ilis mellow laughter makes his friends for him and his subtle argumentative power garnishes their respect anti admiration. “Frank" holds the office of Secretary in the Athletic ssociation and is most prominent in the various activities about the college. Besides, he’s quite a boxer and can wield a skillful club on any golf course. Only the mighty rhythm of a Homer’s iambic pentameter can do him true justice. He scintillates in every sphere. His Alma Mater will lay the jewel of a tear in the Memorial Arch at his passing. Page 64JOHN EDWARD DOLAN. A.1J. “Cozy" “Jolmie' Harrison Prep Varsity Track (1, 2, 3. 4). (Mass Track (1. 2, 3. 4). Mimes and Mummers (3). Maroon Staff (4). Hoarders' Sodality (3). Glee Club (3). another friend. For we openly challenge the world at large Up a raSftl stand the approaches of “jolinnv". For his unl)Ounded stor HKRE came another day and with it there came unto Fordham J. ‘‘Cozv" Dolan, and as Fordham gained another son so we did gain to with- ipproaches ot "Johnny . for ms unixmnded store of wit and good humor, coupled with his geniality and loyally, would serve to penetrate the heart of the most inexorable pawn-broker. As a student it will suffice to state that "Cozy's earnestness and application produced a fruit of prize proportions, especially in the philosophy class wherein he unravelled the mysteries of objective precisions and ratio senantes with the skill of a Scottis. So. too. on the track did those same qualities of consistency and perseverance stand him in good stead and for four years "Johnny" was among “Jake’s" charges. And now that we have reached the turning of our wavs, when dissolution is about to interrupt our four years of learning, it is with a feeling of profound regret that we bid “adios" to "lohnnv": but. we rejoice in the fact that lie fore him lies the inevitable reward for work well done. Paw 65 JAMES II. DOOLEY, A. 15. “Jim” “Jazz” Regis High School IM DOOLEY!" When anyone that knows "Jim" speaks that name he is giving the synonym for everything that means true blue friendship. I.ueky are those who can claim him as a friend. For they can be sure of "Jim's" help at any time, even of ii mean hardship or danger to "Jim". We earnestly believe that Damon and Pythias might learn a few tilings about friendship from this class-mate of ours. But friendship is not "Jim's" only "activity". He knows how to keep his head up in his work without making drudgery for himself. And. Ik- it whispreed. “ Jim" is one of Terpsichore’.- most devoted worshippers. He has long since been initiated into the mysteries of the sacred art of dancing. To most of ns “Charleston" and "Black Bottom" are mere words, but to "Jim" they are the symbols of a pleasant avocation. Hood luck. "Jim!" May you continue to dance as blithely and joyfully through life as you have until now . Page SoJOHN J. DORSET. A.15. "Jack” Brooklyn Prep St. John’s College (1, 2). Day Students’ Sodality (3, 4). Dance Committee 4). Maroon Staff (4). HERE is something of the regal about “Jack.” ills poise, forceful style, and handsome features, arc suggestive of the ermine. He is steady, strong-willed and possesses natural powers of criticism and analysis. His steel is high-tempered—the kind of a man you look to when the going is rough. "Jack” came to us from St. John's College in his Junior year and proceeded to make himself one of the most sincerely liked fellows in the college. Always sympathetic, readily understanding, his friendship is a poem. There's a firmness to his hand clasp—a directness and depth to his clear blue eyes that makes the heart warm to him. "Jack’s” style is not florid but direct; in fact, there are times when he’s almost totally monosyllablic but when he speaks he has that rare quality of always saying something. Let not the things we have said of Jack be construed as interested assertions. for. if anything, they fall short of his true character. And now that he is going our Alma Mater points to a waiting world and shouts—“Make room there—make room. I say, for a man that is a man.” Page 67THOMAS G. DOKiHERTV. A.R. “Doc" "Tom" Poughkeepsie High School Day Students’ Sodality (1 . Hand (1. 2, 3, 4). Orchestra (2. .‘1, 4 . Music Club (3. 4). Music Club Librarian (3). ITH twinkling Irish eyes and a beguiling Irish smile "Tom’’ sells hiniseli to you without trying, lie’s Irish first, last, and always —and wants the world t know it. Descended from a long line of ancient Irish kings, “Tom” takes his hat off to no man in point of lineage. Moreover, he possesses, to a delightful degree, all of the most lovable Celtic traits—even to the faintest odor of a brogue. Quick-witted, with a keen sense of humor, a generous, warm heart, and a conqueror’s unquenchable spirit. “Tom” despises affectation. It’s really a pleasure to grasp his firm hand, and to meet his free, straightforward style. Nothing but the fondest and dearest memories can attend our reveries of “Tom”. Looking down the pathway »f years, we see many gatherings of the old comrades with “Tom" in our midst singing for us from his very soul— “Can Anybody Tell Me here the Rlarnev Roses Grow", or spooling his famous old yarn about “Kilkcnncy’s Cat". Pcq 6 aFreshman Greek Play. Football Assistant Manager (1). Interclass Boxing (1). Glee Club (2-3-1). Maroon Staff. ACK" smiles and smiles and then smiles some more. We’ve never seen him looking worried about anything—not that he is indifferent but that his philosophy of life seems to be to meet those two imposters. Good Fortune and Adversity, with equal grace. Life holds nothing but charm for “Jack”. He seems to enjoy it so. Of course, this characteristic has made many friends for him. but what is more his capabilities have won the respect of his many friends. In the matter of studies he has always been among the leaders and it seems he has been so without fully extending himself. "Jack's" activities arc in number—one. but in this he excels. He is one of the Glee Club’s most capable "songbirds". St. Keg is Prep proudly proclaims him as a son regarded as a man among his fellows. It needs no prophet to say that "Jack will "make the grade ; we’re strong for him and he shall lie a treasure in our casket of memories. Page 69 Biunmfjimuwimumtj THE MAIROON ANTHONY E. DUI’KAZ. A.B. Andy” “Dupe Xavier Prep Ram. Editor-in-Chicf (4). Ram Staff (1. 2, 3). Glee Club Intercollegiate (4). Glee Club (1. 2, 3). Mimes and Mummers (1. 2, 3, 4). Harvester Club (1. 2. 3, 4), Vice-President (3). Council of Debate (2). Sodality (2). Senior Dance Committee. Senior Week Committee. Maroon Staff. Orchestra (1. 2). HOUGH in the past four years “Andy" has been interested in many activities, it can never be said that he suffered anything to claim more « 1 his attention than his beloved Ram. As its Editor-in-Chief. he has brought Eordham's W eekly to the heights and made it a credit to the University. W e can yet remember the enthusiasm which was wont to welcome every Thursday morning when copies of The Rom appeared. A Fordham affair has always been “Andy's" affair, for at every gathering. social, athletic or intellectual, his ever faithful presence was unfailing. He is a charter member of the college warblers, and his rich, distinctive barytone will be sorely missed. Rumor has it that he has already received several tempting offers to ply his journalistic proclivities in their various directions. And if he will always maintain the high standard lie lias adopted in his leadership of The Row", it is a sure bet that he will be eminently successful. Page 70CARL F. ECKART. R S. Eck“ Bridgeport H. S. Georgetown University (1,2). CK" hails from Bridgeport. After spending his early days there, and two years at Georgetown, he decided lie needed a change and picked tor his Alma Mater the sister College, Eordham. Our only objection to Carl is that he did not spend the whole four years with us. Carl is a lover of books, so no wonder English Literature and Philosophy are his favorite subjects. His greatest hobby is trying to refute the ancient schools of philosophy. His verse reflects his personality and disposition, always pleasing and enjoyable. Some day. no doubt, after spending years abroad in the industrial world, he will settle down in his home town and render great service to "The Industrial Capital of Connecticut." We all hate to see “Kck" leave us as he has proven to be the kind of a fellow we like. Although, in the days to come, we may forget many things learned at Fordham, the memory of ‘T'.ck. ' the "Smiling Philosopher,” will live forever. Page 71Jo" “Von” Regis Parthenian Sodality (3). Mimes and Mummers (1, 2, 3, 4), Secretary (2), Vice-President (3). Council of Debate (1. 2, 3, 4). Varsity Debating Team (3, 4). President (4). Prep Prom Committee. Glee Club (2, 3. 4). Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest (2. 4) Monthly Staff (4). Maroon Staff. VOICE deep and mellow and canorous—a voice that has enhanced capable interpretations of leading roles in Varsity productions and one-act plays, a voice that has lent charm and eloquence to the logic of his many debating endeavors, a voice that has blended richly with the niche rhythm of the glee club, a voice moreover, that is an epitome of the man himself! Symbolical of the inner man is the Roman salutation “Joe” frequently employs about the campus. Of all types he more aptly fulfills the requisites of a patrician of old Rome. He is impressive of stature and dignified of manner; of impeachable integrity “Joe” is tolerant of the weaknesses and limitations of others, yet disdainful of all that is crass and barbaric. Like the Roman, too, he commands the respect of all. is the friend of many, but the intimate of few. In one thing alone. “Von” is unlike the patrician—he respects Time; and for this Fordhatn has much to he thankful. Pa ye 72JULIUS C. FELICETTI “Fil” "Doc" Now Utrecht High School Mendel Club (3. A). jO doubt about it. Julius is phenomenal. He talks delightfully about chemistry (his taste for that science is rather elegant), and lie has a constant interest in ideas, which makes him an entertaining companion The pen falters when it attempts to treat of the excellence of his dissertation on anabolism. That dav in fundamental psychology will not be forgotten soon. Only one of his qualities is comparable to anything else: his power of equivocation can be envied by Harrow himself. Wc know Julius is guiding his life’s boat into the career of medicine. Julius should make an excellent medico, for we fancy a pill rolled by him should beat the combined efforts of the Mayo brothers. Because he has the knack of talking just enough to stimulate conversation, and not so much as to suggest monologue, we see other fields open to him. Wherever good repartee is a passport and originality no bar, there Julius will succeed. Pago 7)WILLIAM F. FENNELLV. A.IL ••Bill ’ Brooklyn Prep Day Students’ Sodality (2, 3). Debating Society (4). Harvester 'Club (4). Glee Club (2. 3, 4). Intercollegiates (4). ILL'S” most notable characteristic is his amiability and readiness to adapt himself to any company. His ever-flashing smile and urbane manner is sufficient to requite the commuter for his long journey. (lifted by nature, with a pleasing and melodious voice. “Bill” joined the ranks of the Glee Club. During the past three ears his efforts have been in that direction and he has contributed materially to its success. He was also a member of the Debating Council and acquitted himself in a manner befitting bis own excellent standard. While ’‘Bill” is not an athlete, he has made up for this deficiency by being one of the most enthusiastic rooters of the college. His presence is noted at even-game and at all social activities in which hordham is concerned. This coupled with his cheerful nature and affable disposition, has won him a place in the hearts of all of us. May “Bill” in future years, safely plot his course through the gales of misfortune, across the sea of distress t the harbour of bis goal—and happiness. Page 74WILLIAM JOSEPH FEKKALL. A.B. “Whitey" “Bill” Brooklyn Prep. Frosh Football. Varsity Track (2, 3, 4). Class Boxing (2). Assistant Boxing Coach (4). Sodality. Junior Prom Committee. Varsity Football (2, 3, 4). ILLY" thinks that the whole world was based on some logical principle taught him at school, but nevertheless he believes in safety first. The possessor of a charming and unaffected personality, he has shown himself capable of balancing his college career in a satisfactory manner. “Bill” will never be called “Brawneyman”. but his seeming lack of lustiness has never impeded his athletic propensities. On the gridiron and the track-field he merited distinction. He was one of the principal factors who strived hard in inoculating 1'ordham with a new campus sport centered around the old and manly art of self-defense. Scholastically and socially. “Billy" produced par value with his quiet and attentive attitude in class and his witty humor among his classmates. “A time for everything” is more than a bromide to him. Good luck to you. “Billy": we arc certain that if you continue to keep that plucky fighting spirit you will surely conquer whatever enterprise you may undertake. Page 75“Joe St. Peter’: President of Athletic Association (4); Ram Staff (3). Class Football (2. 3); Class basketball (3. 4). Class Vice-President (2). Prep. Mimes and Mummers (1. 2). Day Students’ Sodality (3, 4). Senior Dance Committee (4). Chairman of Senior Week Committee (4). Maroon Staff. OK" is the exemplar of all that is masculine. There is a depth to the soul of him that knows no sounding. Shakespeare and Rostand may have been adumbrating his personality when they immortalized Hu ml cl and Cyrano. “Joe’ has Ix-eii an enthusiastic participant in practically all of the activities the University has to offer her supporters. He is a subtle wit and delights in a broad sense of the ridiculous, lie has merited distinction as a singer, dancer, actor, elocutionist, orator, politician, athlete, and. more, can play each role becomingly and with perfect nicety. Append to this a soul with the seeds of a poet and try to match our diamond. “Joe" has been tried and never found wanting! In his Junior year his colleagues chose him for the highest elective position in the college—that of president of the Athletic Association. His genuine simplicity of heart has won for him a world of popularity—everybody knows and likes “Joe” Flesey. Pngt' 76W. NEAL FULKERSON. JR., A.B. “Neal" Flushing H. S. (iolf Committee (3). ERE is a man who never used a pony, and we do not mean a species of equininity. What inexplicable reason caused him to deviate from the usual course of nature we cannot find, anymore than we can explain. in one so young, an overpowering addiction to golf. For all his devotion to the game f the Economists, “Neal" is pleasantly refined. If he has ever discolored the atmosphere about him while snared in a hazard, his disposition does not betray an inclination to fly off the much-quoted handle, or he is a crafty actor. Few of us are so well versed in the classics, or so keenly proficient in Philosophy. as “XeaF If there is such a thing as scholastic versatility. “Neal" is an exponent of it. Despite all this, we postulate unvarying success for “Neal" in every endeavor. For, any mortal man who can survive, day after day for four years, the thundering billows of John Burke’s far resounding voice can surmount the most discouraging obstacle.“Frank'’ “ChanciUor” Brooklyn Prop. Prefect of Day Students Sodality (4). Vice-President of Council of Debate (4). Secretary (3). Varsity Debating Team (2, 3). Mimes and Mummers (1,2, 3, 4); Secretary (3). Oratorical Contest (1. 2, 3). Varsity Play (1, 2, 3). Harvester Club (1, 2, 3, 4). One-Act Play Contest (1. 2, 3). Ram Staff 2. 3. 4); News Editor (2). Maroon StalT (4). Junior Prom Committee. Senior Dance Committee. Freshman Dance Committee. Council of Debate (1, 2. 3. 4). “Alcestis” Freshman Greek Play. O few men is given the gift of this kaleidoscopic personality. See him there—surrounded by the expectant throng, with the calm skill the master, how he plays upon the fleeting emotions. Or in the guise of mimicry, how he treads the footsteps of Thespis, cynosure of every eve. Let him lead us with his sparkling wit along the smile-strewn course of idle moments. And then in abstruse metaphysics follow, if you will, the cogent reasoning of his apparently guileless objections. Trul a Daniel is come to judgment. A man of parts, how often have the last faint rays of day marked “Frank’s” footsteps upon the solemn homeward journey. Football, basketball, baseball, the intricacies of debate, the toil of drama all have seen “Frank’s” smile as upon work well done. And as of old he has harrangued us, so when time mellows recollection and ripe friendships bear rich fruit, may we always hear those mellow words—“Mv Friends”. Page 7STHOMAS F. GALLAGHER, A.B. Red" 'Tom- Class Football (2. 3). Swimming: Team (2). Debating Team (2). Junior Prom. Class Basketball (4). Brooklyn Prep Senior Dance Committee. Golf Committee (3, 4). Maroon Staff. Mendel Club N). K S a read-head and it's not auburn either, just plain red and no mistake. But for all that "Toni ' is a great fellow. Industry is •■Tom's” middle name and coupling a remarkably keen intellect to this quality he has always distinguished himself as one of the cleverest of students. Moreover, his vaunted savoir fa ire has put his presence at a premium in all social circles. But aside from his academic and domestic accomplishments. "Tom" is a splendid fellow and a good student, and above all a gentleman. Where Brooklyn Prep has suffered an immeasurable loss, Fordham has enjoyed the acquisition. “Tom" is on the threshold of success, whether it he in medicine or some other field of endeavor, and he will go forth into this allegorically cruel world carrying with him the best wishes of every acquaintance of his. "Tom" leaves to all an example of the earnest student and from his lesson we draw the positive conclusion "Wade et fac similiter.” I’age 19 PHILIP J. GORMAN. JR.. A.B. “Cowboy” “Phil” Brookl n Prep Varsity Swimming Team (3). Freshman Football. Varsity Football (2, 3, 4). Junior Prom Committee. Ring Committee. BROAD smile full of vivacity and sparkling with humor describes the sunnv ‘'Phil" from Brooklyn. W henever our popular lyricist. ‘‘Jimmie” Ryan, puts over a winner we sec behind it the company of “Phil." Forever united we find them—in trouble and out. Did you ever hear "The Tale of the Hudson Tubes"? No! Well, you’re missing a bookful. Our happiest recollection of him is the day he returned as a Senior; that golden mustache woke us all up and started many a happy jest humorously joined in by “Phil” himself. He starred on the I-'res liman Football Club and lias lieen a valuable manlier of the Varsity squad for three years. If there’s a finer fellow in the Senior Class he has not disclosed himself. He’ll make the grade and to spare, because lie's got that substantiality which brands him as a man of metal. W e want you to know it’s mighty hard to say goodbye to "Phil"—the scholar, athlete, humorist and gentleman. Page SO“Clare' West Haven High School Ram Staff (3, 4). Freshman Football. Parthenian Sodality. Prom Committee. OLLEGE years came, and Clare with Ins usual keen perception decided that no place in the world would suit him as well as the old Jesuit College in the Bronx. He packed his trunk, bid the loved ones at home a fond farewell and rushed away to begin the four years of work and fun at Ford ham. As a member of the Freshman Football Team, "Duke” exhibited the fight and loyalty of a true Fordham man. In his studies “Clare" showed the same aggressiveness as when on the gridiron. Quiet, yes. but without a doubt his results were such that we are proud to have him as a classmate and friend. I he news staff of the Rant also claimed “Duke” as a member, and his articles were clear, concise and interesting. “Clare” claims Daw as his chosen profession. We arc sure he is on the right path and can see success and happiness within his grasp. Page $ I“Ham” "Mogul” Regis High School Associate Editor of Maroon (-1). Mendel Club (2, 3). Junior Prom Committee (3). Senior Dance Committee (4). Class Basketball (3, 4). Golf Committee (3. 4). C'.ass Football 2. 3). HEY cal! his the “Mogul.” calm, assured, flaunting a ready wit you may find him in any gathering fluently discoursing on some mooted point or with solemn dignity wielding the sceptre of his regal authority. His is that subtle something, the savoir fain', at once our admiration and envy: for with the same ability “Ham” can toss a field goal, subjugate the rebellious atoms in a test tube or whisper. ‘t«s said, sweet nothings to the attentive ear of some fair maiden. The I Tom and the realm of science both find a place in the “Mogul's” activities. And for each he has the manner distinctive. Moling a fifteen foot putt or attacking an abstruse problem of Psychology hold small terror for smiling, nonchalant “Ham.” the man who brought shaving cream inl » its own. Medicine calls this paragon of our class. To wish him success is useless for that will ever be his portion. But for the scholar, the athlete and the man we will remember—the “Mogul.” Page 8 2JOHN A. HARTNETT, A.B. “Slim” Dover High School Class Basketball (3, 4). Varsity Basketball Boarders’ Sodality (3, 4). Lehigh University (2). MEN “Slim” came to Furdham two strange phenomena resulted. Hoarders took a new interest in billiards and Fordham felt the subtle stimulus that can be occasioned only by a crafty logician. About the first, the less said the better, but the fact that “Slim" very early acquired the knack of returning distorted syllogisms t shapeliness sufficiently accounts for the second, as a reward for his efforts Father McCluskey appointed him a beadle of the first rank, ordaining that in a circle he should have a handicap of two enthymemes. "Slim" neve: wrote a plav or made a speech but “Nihil Ohstat often graced bis blue books, which is a distinction. As to his basketball ability the stamp of approval is place I on that by team-mate and foe alike. To tver f one of us “Slims" smiling countenance has manifested the ancient adage of the cheerful looking sun-dial, “some tell of rains and showers, but 1 record only the happy hours.” Page 8)JAMES JOSEPH HENDRON, A.B. •Jim ’ New Rochelle High School Class Football (1. 2, 3). FFABU.v ‘‘Jim", philosopher and politician. Although a man of many affairs. “Jim" is withal a modest fellow and not given to talk of his various occupations. While he is no mean philosopher, always ready with the daily stint and a hit more, it is in the realm of politics that “Jim” feels most at home. Though he has but lately acquired the suffrage, he has alreadv made himself somewhat of a leader. In his own town, he is beginning to lie viewed with alarm (as they say) bv those of the wrong party. All the more power to “Jim"! His pleasant personality will win him many friends and adherents; for he combines brains and good humor with his open-hearted friendliness. We won't waste time by wishing “Jim" luck in the world, for we have a lurking suspicion that lie will make his own luck, and it will not he ill-luck. rage $4JOSEPH J. HINES. B.S. ‘Joe” “Jim’ St. Peter’s Prep. Day Students’ Sodality. OE" has the marked distinction of not having been enticed into any of the many activities at Fordham, with the exception of the Par-thenian Sodality in his Sophomore year. 'e take off our hat to a mail who has will power enough for that. He lxlicvcs in doing one thing at a time and doing it well, as can lx- readily seen from the way he has taken care of the little Ford that has daily for tour years comfortably and lovingly transported him from the depths of Paterson to the scene of classrooms. “Joe’ is a quiet, unassuming young man who goes about school ever in search of knowledge, making staunch friends and minding his own business, our idea of a real man. Gladly we will list him among the great whom we have met. To “Joe” we wish all the success in the world; when he embarks upon the stormy sea of life, mav his journey be a long and pleasant one. Page 85 JAMES F. HORAN. A.B. “Jim” “Skip' Brooklyn Prep. Class Football (1, 2. 3). T was not until recently that those eternal optimists who advocate country life were able to persuade us of its many advantages. And “Big Jim" Horan, familiarly called I ) c". has been the satisfactory reason for this sudden conviction. Bred in the recesses of Long Island (where, ‘tis said, the vanishing American was first observed), this rugged rustic has proven “in corporc" the mental and physical advantages of tilling the native soil. But diverting from his domestic accoutrements, it must he said that “Jim is as line a fellow as one would possibly desire. He is a scholar, an excellent physical specimen, and. alxive all. the last word in a gentleman. With his dynamic personalitv. “Jim” holds a decided advantage over most of us in life’s battle. He should weather the “trials and tribulations" with much ease, for he will carry with him the best wishes of every man in his class for a successful and prosperous career. “Go thou forth . . . thou wert horn to conquer!" Page 86•'Frank" “Abe" All Hallows Institute Freshman Basketball. Freshman Baseball. Class Basketball (3. 1). Press Club (2, 3. 4). Ram StalT (1, 2, 3. 4). Sports Editor (4). Swimming Team (2). Junior Prom Committee Golf Committee (3, 4). Maroon Staff. RAXK" is a fellow who hides away in his playful and carefree disposition a serious and lofty ambition. In September of his Freshman year he had already started on his career of loyal and active support of Fordham athletics as a member of the yearling football squad. Not only has the athletic field witnessed his zeal : for the last four years the sporting columns of The Raw have been enriched by his facile pen and the literary efforts of his days as a lower-classman have won for him the honor of the sporting editorship of that paper. As one of the organizing members of the Press Club he has worked steadily in the promotion of Fordham’s welfare. As a Prom committeeman he contributed his share to the great success of that memorable affair. When in the “after-years" we gather for “auld lang sync." “Frank" will be a leading actor in our "do you rememl er the time-will you ever forget the time' stories. Page 87 tGERARD W. KELLY, A.B. ‘‘Jerry” "Kel” K«.' jris High School C. c. N. Y. (1). Day Students' Sodality (2. 3, 4). Student Instructor, Chemistry (4). CSTACY is pursued usuallx through the Arts. But what lxauty and harmony and symmetry arc to the virtuoso, mathematics is to “Jerry." Ilis is that rare soul attuned to the magic of figures; and when that affable countenance is manifesting that peculiar satisfaction we terfh “ccstacv." rest assured, an agile brain is wrestling with intricate col- umns of numbers. It is the intimate, only, who has time to appreciate the true depth of his genius; for the rest of the world is taken up with the amiability of his ways, the geniality of his smile. He has borrowed something of the affability that must have been Lewis Carroll’s, a little of Leacock's appreciation of satire, and bound these up in one of the most engaging personalities on the campus. At gatherings, intellectual, social, or otherwise. “Jerry’s" quickness of perception, readiness of wit. and general capabilities as a genial companion make him an element constantly demanded as one essential t« the procurement of good fellowship. Page 88JOHN A. KEKVICK. A.B. "Jack” "Johnie” St. Peter’s Prep Seton Hall (1, 2). Day Student's Sodality (4). Maroon Staff. Senior Dance Committee. J O the manner horn, that's “Gentleman Jack ". With a nimbus on his fi brow, a grace to his bearing and with gesture beautiful lie came, not from the Olympian Mount but from the austere Halls of Seton. With the indulgent deference of a patriarch and with all the majesty of a providence benign, he has watched our hurry worry activity from a distance that was both intimate and enchanting. Often we have envied him the calm and imperturbable air that ever made him seem unruffled and inviolable to care, that dash elan that ever made him seem so fresh and fair, so fine and free. With humor as keen as the whetted edge of a Damascus blade and a dignity as ponderable and as graceful as the thoughts that cause him Jovian nods we will not hesitate to place the World at his feet. It is there already. Predictions we have none: we only say that “Jack’' will ! e the brightest star in any firmament. Piuje 89EDWARD F. KIERNAN. A.B. ‘•Eddie” ‘Cannon” Regis High School Freshman Basketball. Class Boxing Team (2). ('lass Basketball (2, 4). Track (I). Senior Week Committee. OOL-TEMPERED and calm! No one in th? class can remember seeing “Ed” otherwise. Perhaps he has acquired this coolness from his study of the manly art of l oxing. Hut he is more than a mere student of the art: he is a capable exj onent as anyone who has been the recipient of one of his famous left jabs can tell you. And although he is endowed with such an optimistic viewpoint of life. “Ed” has not let it affect his work. He manages to maintain quite a comfortable margin of safety between himself and those dread marks in red ink which haunt the dreams of most of us. "Ed" has indeed that artless elegance so admired by the poet. No one can resist t|,al co„fit|c,uia| (one and those well-chosen sentences which he uses in his "1'1 s Persuasive moments. With such a giit he can well afford to smile upon the world. Page 90HARRY J. KIRBY. A.B. 'What Price’ ‘'Harry” Brooklyn Prep. Council of Debate (1, 2, 3). Junior Prom Committee. Track Team (2, 3). Swimming: Team (3). Day Student’s Sodality (2, 3). Boxing- Team (4). Mendal Club. Freshman Greek Play. Quill Club. N endeavoring to write "Harry's” biography we arc like Marcus Aurelius oppressed by the burden of the whole Roman Empire. But Harry is not an anamoly—nor is he indeed commonplace. His skepticism gives rise to many verbal bouts within and without the classroom. He is not a confirmed skeptic, however, but is rather searching for the truth like Descartes of old. lie percolates a mass of ideas both true and false till the merely evanescent pass away and there remains an indissoluble truth. Since one's mental agility depends to a great extent on one s physical condition, our ‘‘Harry” is alert. As a track man we say little of him. His career was short-lived, to our regret. The treacherous foam of our Atlantic shores has lured him; and be it masculine or feminine "Help” he is impartial —saves ’em all. When conjuring old scenes of the familiar classroom there must leap to our mind's eye the vision of "Harry” in his old-time role—"But. Father, I object....”. Page 9 IVINCENT JEROME LANCASTER. A.B. "Lank" “Vin" Xavier High School Day Students' Sodality (2. 3, 1). Memorial Committee (4). IXXIE" is the sort of person who improves upon acquaintance. He i rather difficult to characterize, possessing all the qualities and virtues, with si.me i the vices, that form the perfect gentleman and scholar. )ne of his keenist delights is an opportunity to participate in a philosophical controversy. Oftimes he has complied with the old apothegm "a friend in need. etc.”, and never has he hesitated to lend a willing ear to a less erudite classmate. An S. O. S. to "Yin” never fails to bring an instant and generous response. In our long and varied association with "Yin" never have we known him t » be pessimistic about anything. He is a born optimist. His ready smile and sunny disposition sweep away all difficulties. Much—much more could be written in praise of "Yinnie", but space prevents. However, we shall confess to this; Some great, noble Joy has entered his life of late, and has altered his happy-go-lucky mood considerably. "Ilmmm . . . dunl csk!" Page 92GEORGE IIII.Ain LEONARD. A.B. -Hilary ‘G. H. F.” Xavier Prep Mimes and Mummers (1, 2, 3. 1). President Mimes and Mummers ( I). Fordham Monthly (3. 1). Sophomore Dance Committee (2). Junior Prom Committee. Maroon Staff. ITH a sense f humor that could he envied by R. C. Benchley, “G. H. F.". as lie is known t-» the American j nl»1 ic. presents a figure which decorates a drawing-mom or a campus with equal grace. If hi list of activities i exclusive it is because Hilary subscribes to the theory of “a few things well done.” Whether his antidote department in the Monthly, his genius at bridge or his innate ability to coin a "bon mot” (and he is not a counterfeiter) i the cause of his success we have never determined—although it is a subject for debate at all the girl’s colleges from New Jersey to New Rochelle. In all, George was one of the happy warriors of 27 -never worrying, never slaving, but always leading the rare. And now that it's finished we're not going to say "Goodbye and good luck” but for George it’s the hearty hand clasp and "Sec you again”. Page 9 5NICHOLAS RAYMOND LOCASIO, A.B. "Nick” "Doc” Fordham Prep Mendel Club (4). Day Students' Sodality (1. 2. 3, 4). Music Club (1, 2, 3). Senior Dance Committee. Senior Week Committee. French Club (4). 1CK i- of tile studious type, the kind that will make an excellent ‘‘saw-bones". He has a tlaii for detail and a capacity for prodigious amounts of effort. Few in the class ever took as copious notes as “Nick" did in all the lectures. And fewer, if any. took as much care i type them all so neatly (with carbon copies for one’s friends). I -, not think, from what has been said, that “Nick" missed any of the dances. And the week were few that didn’t hold at least one party for him. But lie set himself a schedule: studies lust, recreation after; and as a result, he enjoyed both. Medical school should be easy with a svstom like that. “Nick" is of the tall, wiry type, capable of expending limitless physical energy. Moreover, he is blessed with a sunny disposition and a keen scent for know ledge. hat better qualifications could any embryo doctor possess? Page 94ARTHl’R JOSEPH McRRIDE. A.It. “Artie” “Mac" Ford ham Prep. Freshman Football. Class Football (2, 3). Varsity Football (3). Junior Prom Committee. Dramatics (1, 2). Day Students’ Sodality (1, 2, 3. 1); Prefect (4). Senior Week Committee. RTIE is that kind of man of whom you'd say—"he’s great-souled." A man of principle and firm convictions, unwavering in liis faith and loyal to the core. His face has the indelible stamp of character and within his heart there burns the unquenchable fire of nobility. "Artie” will always have the buoyant spirit and good nature of a boy. Clean-cut, straightforward—lie meets you like a man. takes on bluffs, calls a spade a spade—and minces no words about it. He’s keen, witty and lias a laugh that’s worth money. 11 is golden heart is capable of deep feeling, and while naturally business-like and with a leaning toward the practical. “Artie” has another and softer side which smacks strongly of the poetical and idealistic. He’s been a student at Fordham right up from grammar-school days—ten years in all—is about the best known man on the campus and is tremendously popular. Fordham’s fair eyes will know mist as he wends his way past the gate a student no longer. Our g’arscs are ill tipped in cue mig .y toast to nm—lr.s height is in the stars. I'aoe 95joiin j. McCarthy, a.b. "Show y” “Snow-Shoes' St. Peter’s Prep. Maroon Staff. Mendel Club (4). Day Students’ Sodality. Senior Dance Committee. Ol'K years ago a small package of luunanity ambled up to the gate and demanded admittance. The gate had to he opened only slightly lo admit this little tel low who. in four vears has swung the gates of our hearts wide open by his roguish smile and general likeableness. “Snowy” is a man of parts. He can tell you any big leaguer’s hatting average as quickly as he can solve an intricate chemical equation. And despite the fact that he hails from North Bergen he has Income very metro|x lilan. Every tai that twinkles in the firmament of Broadway has passed in review before the critical eye of “Snowy.” Arguing is ‘‘Snowy’s” j ex diversion, lor he has the courage of his convictions and the force of that Napoleon, whose si .e he also shares. Let your sons play football, for “Snowy” as an M. I), will straighten noses and knot hones together with as much success as he accomplishes everything he undertakes. Page 96ROBERT M. McCLENXON. A.B. Mac ' “Rene" Minersville High School University of Pennsylvania (1). St. Vincent de Paul (2, :l). Hoarder’s Sodality (2, :i. 4). Mimes and Mummers (2). Chairman Sophomore Dance. ( hait man Junior Prom. Football (2. 3, 4). STwSiHOI'GJI “Boh" denied us the pleasure of his companionship through-SceSI out the first year of his college career we can easily forgive him for this omission since he has come to mean so much to us. Among the many things “Bob" has done for 27 and Pordham. his chairmanship of the Junior Prom will probably lust he remembered. His self sacritice and unstinted lal or will long hear testimony to his business acumen. Of the magnificent Prom held under his direction you may read elsewhere in this book. if. indeed, you were not there to enjoy it, or if its fame has not reached your ears. ‘’Bob’s" activities, however, were not confined to social functions only for we also find him among the heroic personalities of the arsity backs. To say that “Mac" is affable is to couch our language in mild adjectives, to sav that he is juict and serious is nothing hut true, and to predict success in his more mature days is merely logic.JOHN A. C. McGANN, A.B. "Mac' Monthly Staff (1. 2. 3): Editor-in-chief (4). Council of Debate (1, 2, 3); Junior Varsity Team (2, 3). Mimes and Mummers (1. 2.3. I'-. "Bebe” Winner of Varsity One-act Play Con test (2). Board of Directors (4). V resh m a n Football. Fordham Prep. MAX who might have been an athlete hut preferred to l c editor; a man who might have been vain of bis gifts hut preferred to be unassuming: a man who might have been the acquaintance of many hut preferred to be the friend of a few. Strong—intellectually and physically—John has given us a four years' lesson of what determination and ambition could accomplish, but never once did lie abandon his sense of humor or the generosity that is his. if you want his dominant trait, it is sincerity—a sincerity that was as uncompromising with his friends as with his ideals, lie was thoughtful and studious, but not pedantic. As willing to iiicomcnience himself for others as he was eager in throw himself heart and soul into the work he marked out for his attention. In all. he was admired for his talents, but coveted for his friendship. A lover of Fordham and of literature, be so worked that the combining of the two would make them both greater. Page 98 RICH A HI) P. McGOWAN, A.B. “Dick” “Mac Xavier High School Mimes and Mummers (1, 2). Sodality (1, 2, 3, 4). Handball (1, 2). Chairman Memorial Committee (4). Maroon StafT. MERE glimpse of the attached photograph will reveal more about “Dick than any restricted biography is capable of delineating. Observe the handsome scholarly countenance, the broad, athletic shoulders, and then, deny, if you can. that here is a prototype of another and more glorious Apollo. In addition to being the unassuming possessor of a more than generous share of masculine pulchritude ‘ Dick’’ has displayed a talented ability in dramatics and public speaking. He is one of the more or less fortunate few who has managed in divers ways to conserve a good part of his spare time and energy for gymnasium classes advocating the familiar bromide which has a lot to do with a “mens sana in corpore sano.” If it's in quest of a man with determination you are. with the never-say-die spirit, with a charming self confidence that’s hound to overcome all obstacles, then, here’s your man ! Luck and success are sure to accompany him in whatever undertaking he pursues. Page 99JAMES M. MrINFRNEY. A.B. “Apollo” "Jim” All Hallows Institute Mimes and Mummers (I, 2, 3. 4). Freshman Football. Debate Council. Freshman Greek Play. Maroon Staff. I.M'S" career has l een a rather scintillating one from the very offset, when lie entered Ford ha in via the winning ol two scholarships. And he has never permitted this brilliant beginning any kind »i set-back. I he "Pro" hasn't limited himself to any particular field of activity. He is equally well known as athlete, actor, humorist and playwright. Rumor also has it that he is an ardent and favored disciple of the well known Mr. Hoyle. Onite recently he has been devoting a large part of his time to uplifting the minds of the somewhat precarious readers of some of the eminent New York newspapers (names upon request) with a llattering number of charming lyrical efforts. There is another and less blatant angle of "Jim's" individuality. 11 is is the personality of a man who has become great on account of a personality. He is a happy aggregation of the gymnast, the wit, the intellectual and the romantic—a satisfactory combination indeed! Paat 100De Witt Clinton Freshman Football (1). OYISH bob! Boyish face! Boyish voice! If it were not for his age he would be the class prodigy. '‘Mac" is our most charming paradox. At one moment he is absorbed in abysmal contemplation of metaphysical essences, and at the next, romping and pranking with the children of the class. He is almost a contradiction in terms. He will argue the opposite of any contention with such excellent cogency and subtle earnestness that his foolish contemporaries who are wont to oppose him are not only vanquished hut—another contradiction— convinced. "Mac" will be remembered for his rich and enchanting personality and stability of character. Originality of thought made his contact interesting and valuable, and a pleasing adaptability brought about harmony in all of his associations. A nature so generous in charm and varied in talent is most appreciated when the possessor is as natural and unaffected as "Mac", a loyal and gracious friend, a pleasant companion. Page 101FRANCIS V. .MADRIAN. A.B. "Frank" “Wheels’ Foidham Prep Football Assistant Manager (1). Day Students’ Sodality (2. 3. 4); Secretary (4). Freshman Greek Play. Maroon StafT (4). ND now in all reverence and respect we present the oldest inhabitant. “Frank" met tlie "three R’s"; made the acquaintance of the ratio studiorum and won his degree in Fordhain. Few men recall the day “Frank" first entered Fordham's portals. Rumor indeed has it that when "Mr. Ford ham" wended his way up the path to found the University “Frank" pointed the way. No one can attend the “Big I " without having inculcated in him her traditions, ideals and spirit, and “Frank", in his time, missed none of the inoculation. Me has always been in the thick of things. Class teams, dance committees. organizations all have been enhanced by his presence. “Wheels" has a friendly pug nose which combined with his infectious grin is a perfect alibi for anything from traffic violations to murder. Always ready to share whatever he has—time, lessons, or cigarettes—he has done his part to make life worth while. That is a mighty monument to any man. Page 102RICHARD THOMAS MAGUIRE. A.B. -Dick" Regis High School Holy Cross (1). HEX "Dick” bade farewell to Holy Cross after a successful season with the Frosli ball club, the Purple lost an athlete who showed surprising ability; but, Ford ham became the richer by one good fellow and loyal supporter. Unfortunately for the “Big U". “Dick" decided not to take part in the great American pastime at college, but settled down to study and the pleasure of collegiate life. Being a ball player didn’t prevent our hero from acquiring other accomplishments. We have it from very competent authority that a certain neighborhood in Astoria is now and then thrilled by cstatic strains flowing from “Dick’s" beloved violin. From the same authority we learned that whenever he feels like it. that is to say, whenever he is in the mood and the orchestra is fairly good, “Dick" can trip the light fantastic as very few can. With all these faculties plus a good nature we cannot help but feel that our classmate’s future life will be one of joy and success. Page 103 JOHN K. MAHONEY. B.S. "Jack” “Ducky” Boys’ High School Freshman Football; Interclass Football (2. 3). Junior From Committee, l’arthenian Sodality (1). Glee Club (11. Interclass Basketball (-1 . 1J) leather ’Piine will have ! wield a wicked scythe before tin years dim our memory of ‘‘lack ’. Always to be found in the center of a laughing group, he is the possessor of a cpiick wit and a gift of pantomimicry that at times has his audience on the verge oi hysteria. Here is an antidote for gloom it there ever was one! Fr m the very beginning of his college career, “Jack” has been a conspicuous figure at all Fordham activities, whether athletic or social. In Freshman, he was a lower of strength on the vearling line, and since then interclass games have been his hobby. Naturally, since he was the originator of various forms of diversion for the class, it fell upon “Ducky” to act in the capacity of Chairman «»I the Sophomore Rules Committee, which office he filled with characteristic justice and fear lessness. “Jack” has the happy faculty of making lasting friendships and his effervescent good-nature has endeared him to all. Page 10 THOM A 4 E. MALONEY, B.S. "Tim ' “Tom" St. John's Prep., Danvers, Mass. Mimes and Mummers (1. 2, 3, 4). Junior Prom Committee. Senior Dance Committee (4). Maroon Staff (4). ROM the background of ancient green hills and grey rock walls surrounding New Britain, there came a youth who threw himself with zest into the college life at hordliam. I.ike the story-tellers of old he had many a strange tale of the nnusual. Whatever anyone told of queer happenings “Tim” was sure to have one just a little hit queerer and yet none the less the truth. “Tim" is one of the “characters’ of the Senior class. He’s always telling some story or recounting some startling tale. Nothing second-hand comes from “Tim": lie gets his “dope" straight from Dame Rumor herself. But the thing that wins yon most is the way lie squints his laughing eyes and screws up his puny little nose while spinning his yarns. You can’t help liking our loquacious “Tim". He's a fine looking boy. is “Tim”, and talented. One of those chaps who can go anywhere and hold his own with the best of them. Now, “Tim" goes forth to the final college to win that intangible diploma which puts the seal on our efforts. With him go the regards and ln-st wishes of all who knew him. Page 105SYDNEY MANDELKEKN “Mandy" Emerson High School F res h m a n Foot ha 11 (1). X “Syd" we seem to have a concrete example of a dual personality. Observing him in class or about the campus, he would immediately impress one as a quiet, unassuming chap of retiring disposition, who shows a marked interest in literature. Hut just shift the scene to the gymnasium during a gym period and this same fellow becomes a veritable wild man. throwing himself into the game with a reckless abandon, seemingly immune from injury, and possessing an uncanny ability in shooting baskets from scrimmage. “Syd” has always evinced a keen interest in everything pertaining to Ford-ham. He was to he seen rooting quite strenuously at all Varsity games. In Sophomore, he was an active member of that scientific organization, the Mendel Club. In the last two years “Mandy” has always been an active participant in philosophical discussions. “Syd” has expressed his intention of entering the Medical Profession where his inquiring, scientific mind and fine moral character will stand him in «ood stead. P 9c 106STEPHEN J. MANZKI.I.A. H.S. "Steve’’ "Manzie” East Sice High School, Newark Mendel Club (o, 4). MALL in stature but large in heart with a smile as broad as the merrv Hudson,—so we have learned to characterize this stalwart son of Newark. He-men are generally conceived as giants brawney and brave, but we have a veritable small giant in “Steve”. Jn addition to being quite a humorist. "Steve” is also a philosopher “of parts. Sir”. Equipped with admirable thinking facilities he is always sure to be heard from in any of the numerous “intellectual discussions” so prevalent outside the Senior classroom. This dapper collegian aspires to heights in the medical profession and we hazard the guess that the realm of physicians will lose nothing in prestige by the acquisition of our little Tartar. That “Steve” will gain eminence in his profession there is little doubt. As for the degree of eminence, though we wish him the highest attainable, we are not so much concerned with this feature as with that of wishing him—a life. To live a life! That’s our wish for “Steve”. May fulsome happiness always attend him. Page 107STANLEY F. MASLAK, A.H. •Stan Chicopee High School Freshman Baseball. Varsity Baseball 4). Class Football (1. 2. 31. Maroon Staff (I). HE time is 4:00 A. M.: the place, a certain elm-lined path in the Bronx; the characters, live weary figures huddled in an ancient Ford. Of course. “Stan" is there, home again after the stern rigors of a Boston trip. Throughout his years at Fordham, the siren lure of a football trip has always f« und him eager to start: and once started, defeat was not in his lexicon. Let not “Stan's" intense loyalty, however, overshadow his other accomplishments. Four years of staunch service on the C lass football team have failed to erase his smile. As catcher on the Freshman baseball team, his quick wit. coupled with a mighty right arm. saved many a game. Three years under the eye of “Jack” Coffey complete his athletic achievements. 11 is eloquent smile makes his niche in our hall of memory a pleasant one. When we have scaled the walls to success, there, no doubt, we shall find “Stan "; and as we see him smile, we can bear his words: “llyah fellows! 1 got here without a blowout.” Page 108STEPHEN JOHN MASSE. A.B. ••Steve" Fordham Prop. Mimes and Mummers (1,2, 3). Assistant Stage .Manager (3). ERIIAPS you've seen it some pale evening blending its blueness with the ashen grey of twilight, wise with the wisdom of centuries, wistful with that quaint mixture of anticipation and recollection. You recognize the place? Well, you know ‘'Steve" then. Yes, he has about him the curious air of old Vienna, its mist thin gossamer of detachment. iridescently intimate and remote that made us feel he was one of us and yet that he was infinitely removed. Whether his utter removal from the commonplace was a complement or a cause of his seeming detachment we do not know, but that he lent new dignity, new color and lustre to whatever enterprise he bent his sterling talents to—of that we are certain. We always had a slight suspicion that “Steve” lived in the vistaed hcautv of some to-morrow. We hope sincerely that some day his eyes will be blind to the future, so full will they he of a “jxrrennial present" of bonhatr sans melanin'. Page 109WILLIAM J. MENAGIL A.II. “Bill'’ Regis High Day Students’ Sodality (1. 2. 3). Track (1. 2.3, 1); Track Captain (3). Prom Committee (3). Cross-Country Team (1. 2, 3, 4). I NCI . cheerful, am! a regular fellow, this stocky young Mercury aii but fills the shoes of the fleet Nurmi. Speed on the cinders has made him Ford ha m‘s premier distance man: none faster over hill and dale than our Captain, “Jake" Weber's ace in the hole, and a source of pride to the Heights. “Pull's” favorite diversions are "taking over” “Louie” Rough and rapping Mull ay's philosophy. 'That quizzical smile has gained hosts of friends, both sexes, and remains unperturbed in the face of odds. All Fordham esteems “Bill’ because he’s a real wholehearted fellow. Yes, girls, it’s true—they’re red—nay. titian locks that he sports, and a darling wave to hoot. Carry on. “Bill”, old pal. and smile always! This much is certain. “Bill”, that from the bark of the gun on Commencement Dav you’ll be in there running a clean, strong race—and more, it will he your biggest and best race. We ll be there at (he tape to cheer your triumph. Page 110JOHN J. MOLLICA, B.S. St. Francis Prop. "Johnie” "Molly” Mendel Club. E were inclined to relegate the ancient adage “good things come in small packages" to the category of the popular fallacy. However, we are now staunch believers in the saying—and “John" is the reason. lie is quiet, unassuming, and wends his way with unpretentious steps. The pomp and heraldry of notoriety find no hire for him. temper he seems to laugh the grimaces of the Fates to scorn, and faint and whimsical smile. “John" is not much for the inge and trappings of things but hastens abruptly to the kernel. There is little doubt that this little fellow will do big things. Remembering that Xapoleon was small we entertain high hopes for "John in the future's battles, but somehow we cannot connect him with a Waterloo. His college pals look forward to meeting him again at the banquet table of his triumphs. With even subdues them with hi frin Page IIIEDMUND F. MONAGHAN. A.B. “Ed” ‘‘Monty Regis High School Day Students’ Sodality. Harvester Club (4). D" is something of a limelight dodger in our midst; a quiet, reserved student, who is more in the habit of getting nineties in his exams than telling others how he gets them. ’’Monty” reminds us of the man in Plutarch's store, who was asked whether he held his tongue because he was a fool or because he lacked words. His answer was: “A fool cannot hold his tongue." ”Kd" made us mindful of his warmth and desirous of his presence as much by his sntar geniality as by his unalterably pleasant and obliging disposition a disposition that not the bleak winds of winter. nor the chills of Chem Kxams. nor the fierce tumult of Philosophy orals was able to ruffle. For “Kd". ltcsidcs being a good student, has that quality in him that conjures up sunshine from our darkest shadows. Pag 1IILEO I .M l. MORIARTY, A.B. “Duke" “Leo" St. Peter’s Prep. Freshman One-Act Play. Day Students’ Sodality (1, 2). (ireek Play (1). Freshman Workshop. OBOKEX, up to our meeting' “Duke" meant little to us, save its unique position due to commercial importance. But four years of “Duke’s" good fellowship compel us to look upon the mile-square city as the residence of at least one sober gentleman. Yes, temperate in every sense of the word. Ye have never seen “Duke" disturbed. His quiet mien and never-to-be-perplexed mind go on in fortune and misfortune at their own private pace. However. this must be said for “Duke". Ours has been the pleasure to listen, while he pointed out very logicallv how our r ra i college should prove an excellent health resort, should the necessity at any time present itself. “Duke" leaves us with that same lack of ambitious display that marked his joining us. In the ranks of the busy world, he will soon take his place, assured that his engaging association was a perpetual source of real pleasure to us a)’ Page 113“Bill" “Morey” Chicopee High School Class Treasurer (1). Freshman Football. Freshman Baseball. Chairman Sophomore Rules Committee. Clee Club (1. 2, 3, 4); Intercollegiate Glee Club Contest (2, 3. 4); Glee Club Board of Directors (2 3); Chairman of Board (4). Prom Committee (3). Parthcnian Sodality (2, 3, 4). Mimes and Mummers (1, 2. 3, 4); Vice-President Mimes and Mummers (4). Monthly Staff (2. 3). I-' anyone deserves the title of “regular fellow” let us bestow it here. The face with the smile wins and “Hill.” always there with a smile. bej»an his popular career at Fordham when he was elected class treasurer in Freshman. 1 1 ver willing to keep up the spirit of the class. “Bill" gave his services on both the Frosli baseball and football teams, and on the Sophomore Rules Committee. “Bill's" diligent labors were not confined to merely these few activities. He gave a splendid account of himself as Vice-President of the Mimes and Mummers and gave evidence of his business acumen on the Monthly staff. Again, with the starting of the Cdee Club. Fordhatn found “Hill" devoting much of his time in one of her biggest organizations. Due to his untiring efforts, sincere interest, and winning personality "Bill" was rewarded with the Chairmanship of its Board of Directors. Mav In'. Hir.nv deposition and unt’ring efforts make a deep impression on this large world of affairs. Page 114‘Joe” St. Thomas, Conn. St. Thomas (1. 2). Varsity Baseball (3, 1). OK” is one of those favored persons who possess that rare ability of easily acquiring a host of friends, seemingly, without any exccessive effort on their own part. He is terribly honest about everything and immensely practical. One doesn’t hedge around a thing with “Joe.” It is this straightforward manner of his which has always made contact with him a charming and agreeable matter. “Joe” didn't come to us until our Junior year and consequently his activities are. to a certain extent, limited. However, he was the cause of a good bit of perturbation to those who aspired to two of the most ostentatiously important berths on the Varsity Baseball Team, being equally adept behind the catcher’s mask and at first base. "Joe” seems to have a well-developed sense of the “appetability of things”; he knows when to bring forth the earnest side of a situation, and when to be the happy-go-lucky vagabond, and what more can one ask ? Page 115GEORGE F. Mi l.LAV. A.R. "George’’ Xavier High School Freshman Greek Play. Day Students’ Sociality (2, 3, 4). HKRF, is a certain renown gained in nearly every achievement and without overestimating George’s ability we look upon him as every thing a model student is and is esteemed to be. He seems to bridge over any dangerous hazard with an almost noticeable case and alacrity. He i' not one to be bucked by the horns of any dilemma either. He can apply himself with apparent enthusiasm to the thing beneath his eyes and concentrate. without undue effort on his part, his whole being upon a single instant. In studies. George is a Triton among minnows and we need say little of his energy and desire to learn. It's “devil take the hindermost.” in our battle to keep up with him. Speaking of automobiles to “George”, we cite a quotation of his: “Automobiles have the devil’s energy without his intellect!’’ And as there is some good in all evil, but putting “George” behind the wheel we know the devil’s energy would be trumped. Page 116JAMES A. MULLEN, B.S. ".Moon” ‘’Jim" Poughkeepsie High Mimes and Mummers (1. 2, 3. 4). Stage Manager (3). Glee Club (1, 2, 3. 4). Parthenian Sodality (1. 2, 3. 4). Acolyte (4). President of the Boarders (4). St. John Berchman Society (1, 2. 3, 4). Vice-Presic.ent Mendel 'Club (2). St. Vincent de Paul (1. 2). Junior Prom Committee (3). Maroon Staff (4). Student Instructor, Biology, (4). OOX'S" cheerfulness and winning ways have many a time helped to cheer us when we were exj eriencing one of life’s darkest moments. It was no wonder then that "Jim” was chosen by the hoarders to represent them in their senior year. At almost any time, one would find the boys gathered in suite seventeen discussing the affairs of the “Big U.” As a Junior, "Jim.” in the capacity of stage manager, designed the setting for the varsity play, not to mention the various one-act plays, with a skill that brought nothing blit praise from the lxrholders. In Senior, the Bio. I,al . offered a strong attraction with its comparative and microscopic anatomy. As a natural course of events then, “Moon” continued his biological work by ably assisting Fr. Assmuth. Four delightful years have come all too soon to an end. It is with regret that we say good-bye. If ever “Moon’s” medicines fail, we are sure his pleasant smile will produce the desired effect. Page 117ROBERT PETER MI I.VANKY, B.S. “Bob’ Niagara University Prep. Junior Prom Committee. Dav Students' Sodality (1. 2. 3, 4). Mendel Club (2. 3. 4). Harvester Club (4). OB" is the long-distance commuter of the class. Traveling daily from way out west in Perth Amboy, ".Mill" claims that, of the past four years of his life, one year lias been spent on trains. Xotwithstanding his long experience in this field, "Bob" has, strange as it mav seem, set himself for a vocation none other than that of conductor. The first two years “Mul" spent at old Rose Hill were divided between the Chem. Lab. and Freshman-Sophomore tangles. In Junior, "Bob" labored earnestly for the success of the Prom. “Mul" immediately won us with his bigness of heart and amiability. His keen sense of humor did much to brighten dull moments. Xo one in this mutable universe can foretell with any certainty what the future has in store for him. but with “Bob" till displaying the same gait and determination which was so much a part of him here, we can see nothing but success for him in later life. Page 118"Sebe” “Murph' Regis High School Rand (2, 3, 4). Sodalitv (1, 2. 3, 4). Music Club (3, 4). Harvester Club (4). Maroon Business Staff. Freshman Football. Mendel Club (2. 3. 41. Class Basketball (3). MAX with such a delightful complex personality produces so many impressions that it is difficult to decide the most vivid and most interesting to write about. “Murph” is generously endowed with talent and ability to excell in different fields of effort. Success follows him whether he is selling Buicks in his spare moments or buying Fords in his weaker ones; whether pursuing the favor of the Belle of Tltrogg’s Neck or seeking honors in the amateur theatrical circle (which is the easiest of his triumphs, since "Scl " is a capable and versatile actor with a range of characterizations from the "heavy" to the black faced minstrel). He is a dancer of rare grace and a thorough sportsman. “Sebbie” has a fascinating smile, a manner which disarms one and invites confidence, with a genuine love of study and a keen analytical mind; his success as a medical doctor is certain. Ford ham and Georgetown Medical School without a doubt will In proud of their son and our classmate "Seb”. Page 119“Jack" “Chick' Flushing- High School Freshman Baseball. Class Basketball (3, 4). Junior Prom Committee. Maroon Stair. Varsity Baseball (4). CK is one of those all-around fellows. A gentleman, a student, and an athlete. Every day he makes the "long haul" front Mushing, bringing with him his inevitable smile. A perennially cheerful countenance and a disposition preeminent for its exceptional good nature have made "Jack" among the most generally liked fellows of Senior. He was one of the stars of the hreshman Baseball Club of a bulwark of the Class Basketball squad for three years, and a candidate for the arsity Baseball team for two years. Jack crowned his athletic career at college by winning a regular berth on the Varsity nine in hi- Senior year. Though he has won glory as an athlete, he will be remembered more because of the man of him. Accordingly’, we have preferred to recall ‘Jack in terms of affection, rather than in terms of athletic prowess. The thought of him will ever remain as enduring as it is refreshing. Pag.- 120ALVIN II. OKKKLE. B.S. Obie” “Al Do Witt Clinton High Mendel Club. ]. call “Al” the ‘’aviator”. No, we have never seen his plane, blit he wears the garb, and according to a well-known men’s furnisher, “clothes make the man”. But for an aviator, lie's not as flighty as you would expect. Quiet, a warm smile, a steady worker, a good pal—that is "Al” as we know him. It has never been his custom to enter any hotly contested philosophical debate, but he is able, when called upon, to uphold his side of an argument. During free periods you can find him perusing a book in the library or putting in extra time in the chemistry lab. We can say with assurance that “Al” will never be accused of doing ill, for he never passes up an opportunity t«» do good. It is reported by those who know, that “AI" intends to study medicine. We wager that he will be the first M. D. to make his rounds by airplane. Page 121 «CORNELIUS J. O'BRIEN, A.I». “The Student Prince” “Babe” Regis High Assistant Football Manager (1). Assistant Track Manager 2, 3). Manager of Track (4). Ram Staff (3). Council of Debate (1). Sodality (1. 4). I; there were a hook containing the names of those who possess the qualities required for success. “Neal O’Brien” would he written in letters of gold. “Neal” is not the type that seeks the limelight. On the contrary he possesses a certain reserve which quite becomes him. Our dapper young friend is. however, considered the fashion plate of the class. Ve are told that he i popular with the ladies, hut this causes no surprise, for with such a personality as his. “Neal” will he a favorite anywhere. Although not an active athlete himself. "Neal" has always been interested in athletics at l »rdham. In Senior he was closely associated with the track team, in the capacity of manager. Space permits no more, but with such characteristics as have been mentioned (and those are hut a few of his) you will agree with us that he lias the making of a great man and will some day carve Ins name on the tablet of fame. Page 122E. VINCENT O’BRIEN. A.B. ‘‘Vinnie’’ “Obie" St. Peter's Prep Rani Staff (1, 2, 3, 4). Art Editor of the Maroon (4). Mimes and Mummers (I, 2, ' b 4). Sodality (2. 3. 4). Prom Committee. Senior Week Executive Committee (4). Senior Dance Committee. O the readers of the J'ordham Ram “Vinnie” needs no introduction for his weekly comic strip was the first item of interest turned to. These cartoonist propensities of "Vinnie's” have led him far along the road to fame at Fordham, and he reached the peak by his victory in the Junior Prom Poster Contest. “Vinnie” is, in a sense, an enemy to all his classmates, for by his personality, plus his genuine American humor, he made the years actually fly by so that graduation was upon us before we realized it. As Art Editor of the Maroon. “Vinnie” gloriously closed the art activities which he began in Freshman year as the Mimes and Mummers scene painter. It hasn’t been easy to sav good-bve to such a friend as “Vinnie". but since it must be done, memory then becomes gilt-edged; as a store-room of past happiness it will hold in reserve all our college joys—not the least of which will be recollections of “Vinnie”. Page 123THOMAS M. O'BRIEN, A.B. •Tommie” “Boots” Regis High School KKGn. l fellow, brim full of sportsmanship. and well like l by all who know him. Sincerity in every deed, a broad, good natured smile, and a winning personality arc among bis most enticing assets. “Tom’s" forte, however, is bis social status. How well many of us appreciate bis ability both as a dancer and entertainer! I'or, if the truth be told, his star, while ever lustrous, shines most brilliantly when “tripping the light fantastic" or in the drawing room amid the fair eyes. Mi. be not deceived bv that quiet look of his it is but the cloak of the saint hiding a princely jester. lexander was no more a conqueror than is “Tom" in York-ville. the scene of his conquests. When the scroll of life is unfolded it will disclose "Tom's" name cnscribed in letters of gold; and it might well happen to “Tom" as to the storied Abou Hen A deni, whose name led all the rest «• await, now, dispatches from the battle-front of achievement telling of his triumphs there. Page 124St. Michael’s High .Mendel Club. Boarders' Sodality. I " gives one the impression of being |uiet and shy in all his undertakings. On the campus lie would sally forth like a mysterious cloud and bust out with violence when questioned about his intended profession. It has, however, been learned that "Joe plans to follow in the footsteps of our most learned brethren by following the medical route. Although we cannot class “Pap" as an athletic type, he made up for this lack by building quite a reputation as a clever scholar. Chemistry was his favorite study and he revelled in the accomplishments by which his hard struggles were recompensed. His trophies were more than mere mental recollections, and to those who have known him he will ever he the same kind lad. with always a helping hand for the needy. May the medical world soon revere him. and if our be c wishes will partly attain this destination for him they are his. Page 125JOSEPH A. PETUOLINO, It.S. "Joe’ ‘Tet“ Bryant High School Orchestra (I. 2, 3, I), Director Orchestra (4). Music Club (1. 2. 3. 4), President (4). Glee Club (2). Mendel Club (2). ICTl'RK a quiet, gentle-mannered .and manly looking chap and you have before you the image of “Joe. ' who. hailing from the rich soil of Kong Island, has kept us in constant touch with the fluctuations of the potato crop. The members of the Mendel Club saw “Joe" very active in upholding the honor of that sacred biological society, while the orchestra enjoyed his able services as a director and as a first violinist who could always be counted upon to keep in tune. “Joe" was brought up under the maxim “Spare the rod and spoil the child." What we know of him and of the high marks he has received warrants the opinion that the rod was not spared in his case. Profiting by these childhood lessons, “Joe" has come to the conclusion that he is l est fitted for the noble career of (K'dagogy. Since he has already shown himself such an apt student, we know that he will prove to he a most excellent master. Page 12 0JOSEPH MARTIN I’LUKAS, B.S. “Pluk" "Greek” Bridgeport High School Mimes and Mummers (2, 3, 4). Junior Prom Committee. Swimming Team (3, 4). Cheer Leader (3, 4). Conn. Club (1, 2. 3, 4). Parthenian Sodality (1, 2, 3. 4). OK" is Bridgeport’s hope in the next channel swim. Brother Quinn’s refusal to lend him a tub of butter and his own impetuous laboratory pursuit of a haemoglobin prevented his entry in the last attempt. While he did not get the prize for swimming the channel, he “got" the haemoglobin. W hen the apparatus blew up the haemoglobin gave up the flight—and lodged in "Joe’s" right eye. Versatile as “Joe" is in swimming, accomplished as he is in scene shifting, and distinguished as he is in cheer leading, only preeminent will describe his position as a scientist. It was he who calculated that the yearly volume of cheers is sufficient to blow up all the manholes on Manhattan; further, if all the girls who paid admission to the games were placed under them as they descended, not a drop of blood would be spilled. Cheerio. “Toe!” Be as diligent in Med. School as you have been while here, and vours will be an earned success. Page 127 WILLIAM F. PORTER. A.B. "Beer “Bill” Fordham Prop Captain Freshman Baseball; Varsity Baseball (2, 3, 4). Class Football (3). Class Basketball (4). Junior Prom Committee. Day Students’ Sodality. O ’ Bill" goes the happy distinction of possessing the coveted title, "Dispenser of Merriment", and to the village of Fordham the unique privilege of presenting him to us. Exceptionally acute in his faculty of wit. seeing only sunshine on even the seamy side of life. "Bill” has cultivated laughter in all of us. radiating humor and good-fellowship over our span of four short years. Whenever an aggregation of vociferous youth congregated here or there on the campus, the only logical conclusion to draw would be that "Bill" was about his business. Vet prescinding from the mirth and jocosity, synonymous with his name, we find here a rare blending of student and athlete. As a philosopher ‘‘Bill” covered himself with metaphysical glory. His ability on the diamond brought immediate recognition, and as Freshman captain he piloted the yearlings to heights not often scaled. Three years’ service on the varsity squad capped the climax of his collegiate athletic career. A wit plus a scholar plus an athlete equals “Bill”. Page IZtTHOMAS J. PURCELL, A.B. •’Tom" "Perc” St. Peter’s Prep Debating Society (1). Sodality (1, 2, 3. I). OM” is a unique sort of fellow. Different—altogether different. Smiling, soft-spoken, idealistic. His high forehead and sharply defined features truly declare him a wearer of the purple. In his fine set, fair blue eyes there is a seemingly soundless depth and an appeal that "gets you”. There is that certain contour and carriage of the head that bespeak nobility and manliness. The heavy metal of "Tom's” real self has just enough alloy to give his personality charm. For we have seen mischief play at the corners of his mouth and at times there is an imp in his eye. Moreover, he is generally known for his dry, subtle humor, which puts a spice to his well-seasoned conversation. "Tom” hails from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey, but we re all strong for him for all of that. Fordham is mighty proud of him and so arc his "mates”. Manly, intelligent, true-blue “Tom”—“Hats off” to a sterling gentleman and scholar! Pagt 129JEROME P. RAFFERTY, A.B. "Jerry” “RafT” St. Thomas’ Prep, Scranton Mimes and Mummers (1, 2, 3, 4). St. Vincent tie Paul Society (I, 2); Secretary (2). Parthenian Sodality (1, 2. 3). St. John Rerchman Society (1, 2, 3). Business Manager Maroon. Senior Dance Committee. MKR(»IN » four years ago from the heart of the anthracite belt, determined to garner a sheepskin from wisdom's fold, came a smiling somewhat portly youth, “Jerry” by name—unequivocal evidence that Scranton is famous for more than mines and miners. With pleasing personality and an air «»l habitual sobriety, “Jerry” found little difficult} in making friends, and general popularity was the natural resultant of his "spontaneous accumulation” of admirers. “Jerry's” exceptional executive acumen was soon realized, and Junior year found him holding the reins of the Mimes and Mummers in the capacity «»i business manager. Such success attended his efforts that he was our overwhelming choice to guide the tinacial destinies of the Maroon. Always seemingly carefree and unassuming. "Jerry’s” placid mien has not at all been expressive of the active heart within. To that same unob-trusiveness. tempered with zealous energy which have proven the secrets of collegiate achievements, we look for l is continued success in the world of business. Puqc j 0CHARLES E. REESE. A.B. "Charlie” “Dutch” Xavier Prep Day Students' Sodality. Freshman Greek Play. Chinatown Mission. TOUT fellow, "Charlie!"—as the Englishman might say. And we ll be English enough to say that, fur indeed "Charlie" is stout of body and of mind. With his plumpness, though, there is bound a care free smile that attracted us to him. and as the years passed it was as a great hawser drawing us close together. It is literally the "smile that won’t come off". And again attached to this is an unassuming quietness. But we judge the cause of his taciturnity to have arisen from a natural diffidence that approached boredom in the presence of ladies. A man's man to he sure, and a philosopher at that, intrepid in the maze of thoughts. If we were Turks, we’d thank llah that “Charlie’s" path had crossed ours and that we met. Physics lab. is a great haunt for him. and his generosity never languished on the day experiments were due. "Charlie’s" friendship is something to attain. “Ask the man who owns it!” Page I i 1koiijskt j. reran. a.ij. “Bob" “Ivan Brooklyn Prep Junior Prom Committee. NIC of our leading lights, this cheerful young man from the Borough of C hurches; a charter member of the Brooklyn Young Men’s Going round Together Society; and an ardent defender of the honor of the land beyond the Bridge. A firm believer in the doctrine of moderation is this same young man. “Nothing to Excess’’ is the motto “Bob” has made his own, and he applies it with fine discrimination. The serious side of life receives as much attention as the lighter and more pleasant aspect. Anyone who has learnt so young this secret of a happy life, can rest assured of a bright future. Many of us did not look forward to graduation with excessive pleasure lor it meant separation from so many good friends; and “Bob” Regan is one of the fellows we would rather have with us. Regan is a kingly name, and 'Boh Regan is a prince of good fellows; of which, alas, there are too few in this vale of tears. Page If 2PETEK E. REILLY, A.B. “Pete” “Rye" Seton Hall Prep Sodality (3, 4). Debating (4). Class Basketball (3, 4). Providence College (1, 2). DIKS and gentlemen, permit us to present for your approval “Pete" Reilly. Exhibiting one of those quiet dispositions and unruffled temjieramonts in class. “Pete" would have glided through his college course unnoticed, if he had not. like the well-known Dr. Jekyll, possessed a dual nature. You would never recognize the unassuming “Pete" when he stepped on the basketball court. Give him a basketball and notice the immediate change. The retiring Mr. Reilly of the classroom becomes the raging “Pete” of the wide, open court. And woe betide the varlet that is unfortunate enough to draw him as an opponent! Why. he eats ’em alive. “Pete’s” ability, however, is not limited to athletics. For with all his silence, he is a real student. His ride through the classics is rapidly growing more famous than that of Paul Revere, while he took to philosophy as readily as a duck takes to water. After all. “still water runs deep.” you know. PageDENNIS J. ROBERTS. B.S. “Denny” “Prexie” I .a Salle Academy Football (I, 2. 3. 41. Class President (2. 3, 4); Vice-President (2). Mendel Club (4). Parthenian Sodality (3, 4). Harvester (4). X attractive smile, a winsome, easy-going manner, finely ingrained with a touch of urbanity, have been the secrets of “Pinny’s” success. It was the charm of his personality, plus exceptional executive ability, which carried him triumphantly through the many stormy sessions which characterized the meetings of the Class of '27. hen he essayed the pleasures of the social world, this same readiness to “do the amiable” was an “open sesame” to all circles: his amenity and sympathy won for him the esteem of all who met him. Frequently an inadvertent act. a chance word, lingering in one’s memory, serves to epitomize the man. With “Pinny” it is something more momentous. A huddled mass in the gathering gloam— a fumble—an alert “Pinny" reviving Fordham’s faint ho|x. s by a scurried dash for a lone touchdown. Regretfully we part with “Pinnv,“ licaring awa . however, a kindly impression of one. quiet and unassuming, yet watchful, ever, of the opjmrtunitics ottered for service to his fellows. Page 1 S-fTHOMAS H. ROBERTS. A.B. "Tom” "Mohawk' La Salle Academy Freshman Football (2). Mimes and Mummers (2, 3, 4). Junior Prom Committee. S the usual and popular Providence contingent wended its way up Fordham Road, in the tore one could have seen a stocky and rather serious young man. As we settle down to work, this same individual was cavorting in center on the “varsity," and so we came to know “Tom.” His football career, however, was a short one—a broken shoulder which refused to heal properly deprived Fordham of a sterling player. Realizing his favorite sport was out of the question, he l ecame active as a member of the stage crew and held offices in the dramatic society. In class “Torn” was a consistent student and his general knowledge, supplemented by much outside reading, served to make him an invaluable source of information. Wc arc confident that the qualities which endeared “ 1 om" to his friends and classmates will inevitably serve to place him at the pinnacle of his chosen work, and he can rest assured that we shall never forget our true friend and loyal classmate.ALOYSIUS PETER ROBLING, B.S. “A I” “Sax” Regis High School Band (2, 3, 4); Music Club Secretary (4); Orchestra (1, 2, 3). Dav Students’ Sodality (1, 2, 3. 4). Mendel Club (2. 3. 4). Business Staff Maroon (-1). UK I ordliam Band and Orchestra lost an excellent musician and a conscientious member when “Sox" Robling was graduated. Throughout the four years in College “Sox" devoted the greatest part of his free hours to that activity. Unlike most accomplished musicians, he has a pleasant lack of temperament. “ MV disposition is invariable: nothing ruffles his serenity. He becomes just as enthused as the rest of us, but bis enthusiasm is never out of proportion. "M’s only failing is his generosity. lie is pathologically generous, and despite innumerable “cures” he has altruistically resisted treatment. “Sox's" unerring good nature leads one to lielieve that he is in love—which reminds ns that he visits Scranton. Pa., often enough to arouse curiosity. Hut he coyly explains that he has “relatives" there. However, after persistent questioning we discovered that she isn t related yet to this musical, cheerful man. Paqe 136LEWIS SIMPSON ROl'GH. JR.. A.B. "Lewie” "Lew” Regis Prep Junior Prom Committee. HAT the world is full of men is quite true—and that there is but one “Lew" is equal I v undeniable. Now. these farts may seem quite ordinary to a casual reader, but for us, “Lew’s" classmates, they stimulate a fond memorv; for us. who know him in the rough as a positive gentleman, a good wit, and a “man of fashion, well tailored from tip to toe without being pretentious, they serve as manna in the wilderness of recollections. . “Lew" never ventured into athletics, but that did net preclude his attendance at the Varsity’s performances. IIis voice was always present. We have it on good authority, too. that woe is to PVrdham the year di has no connections with Boston. It’s the one trip that “Lew" is always printed for. We wonder 11 he has any other affection there? Cowl luck. “Lew"! May your life ever Ik- as buoyant as you made ours for us! Page 157"Frank” ‘Doc' Madrid High School Freshman Football. Sodality (1. 2. :i, 4). Prom Committee. UIET though he may be. “Frank” is one of the best liked and most admired men of the class. Beneath bis unpretentious countenance we have found the sterling qualities which are always characteristic of the unassuming. Generally, it is supposed that the more retiring type of person is unfavorably received, but since “Frank" has come to Fordham never has a shade of an unpleasant or dissatisfied expression marred his cheerful disposition. Well can we remember the times in physics when the famed “Doctor” Ruddy relieved the burden of our labors by bis mathematical genius. Perhaps we have in our midst an embryonic Steinnietz, or at least a prominent mathematician. In many ways his high place in class esteem and class recollection has long been assured, and we may venture a safe prediction: "Doctor” Ruddy will easily solve the difficult equation of worldly obstacles and find “X”. the keynote to a successful and honored career. I’agc nsJAMES J. RYAN. A.B. "Jockey” "Rosy” St. Peter’s Prep Glee Club (3). Music Chairman on Junior Prom. Junior Kins Committee. ASTJ.C makes waste", is a well-known proverb and one in which, wc know. "Jimmie" seriously believes. For. though the nine o’clock gong has sounded, this lofty Jerseyite dislikes spoiling the effect of a dignified approach to class in a mad gallop up the path along with the "hoi polloi". On the campus "Jimmie" is known for his excellent piano recitals, remarkable imitations of A1 Jolson, and as the author of that novel but far-famed composition. "Red-Head-Red", which both Mr. Ryan and Roger Wolfe Kahn admit is a “wow". Though ever a popular figure among his classmates. “Jimmie" made his greatest bid for fame in Junior. As chairman of the music committee for the Prom, he contributed in a large measure to that affair's success; and as member of that much-talked-of class ring committee, he helped supply a serious topic of conversation to the anxious Juniors for about three months— a rare accomplishment. Page ISOPETEK M. S A ITT A. US. “Pet«" “Si" De Witt Clinton H. S. Mendel Club (2. 3). F Fete” heard yon remarking that he was somewhat of a scientist, he would laugh and tell you that you had been having a pipe dream. Nevertheless, that he does possess a wealth of scientific ability is attested to by the ninety-five and upwards on his report cards, the fact that lie has taken five years of chemistry work in four years’ time, and In his election in Junior as honorary president of the Mendel Club. Xor are his capabilities confined to science alone. Literature claims him as a devotee and Philosophy as a staunch defender. Although of a quiet unassertive nature, it is characteristic of him that he is ever ready to help those in need and hence it is that his friends are so numerous. K’utnor has it that “Pete" intends one day to grace the medical profession. We can safely predict now that this Fordhamite will ever prove true to the ideals and practices of the sons of Ciak »» Page 140NATHAN SAMUELS. H.S “Sam” “Newt" De Witt Clinton Mendel Club. AMMV" hails from the wilds of Brooklyn; but, although he has his home in that great borough, he lives in the Bronx. Entering Fordham as a pre-medical student, he became so enamored with our Alma Mater that he decided to go through for a degree before continuing his medical career. For “Sammy.” nothing was impossible. Always a zealous student, we can safely say his high marks justified his efforts. Socially, “Sam” could outshine most of his class-mates and also supersede them in the helping of others. To recall “Sammy" sporting his Apollo physique in gym would make anyone admire his stamina and grit. Being ever ready for anything in the line of athletics soon made him a desired man during sportive matches among the members of our class. Through investigation we have discovered the requirements for success in the profession which “Sammy" has chosen. We can credit all those potential requirements t » "Sammy" which will finally make his ambition come true. Page I ITHOMAS P. SCANLON. A.B. “Tom” “Doc” Regis High School Assistant Manager Baseball (1). Sodality (1. 2, 3, 1). .Maroon Start'. X the four short years we have spent at Fordham, "Tom” has worked his way into our hearts, and his genial disposition will always he remembered. “Tom" is the type of fellow who puts his whole heart into everv undertaking. His was not the task to thrill maiden hearts on the diamond or gridiron, hut t - make firmer the bonds of friendship. And well he has accomplished it. He has always been the loyal supporter and booster of Fordham‘s activities, and invariably will be found at all her games and dances. Vet this is but one side. “Tom" is a first-class student, and something of a philosopher. 11 is opinions on weighty matters are eagerly sought after and generously given. Whatever profession claims him for its own. we feel certain that with his zeal and determination success will crown his efforts. )ur loss is the world’s gain, but we take pride in the fact that the latter wins a true Fordham man. Pa je 14 Z“Gwrjjie" ‘‘Georges" Xavier Prep Baseball (1). Harvester Club (2. 3. 4). Glee Club (2. 3. 4), Intercollegiate (4), Director (4). Junior Prom Committee. Council of Debate (4). Senior Dance Committee. Maroon Staff. HOULD anyone ask vottr reason for the success « f the Fordham Glee Club, simply mention “George." If tin rpiestioncr is a girl, she’ll Ik- convinced right there. But. on the other hand, if some doubt does linger just have him sing, then vou’ll know. “George’s” lvric tenor is one of the pathfinders of Professor Bailey’s select group of voting men—an organization which his voice ornaments and his brain directs. His forte is song, but bis minor activity is the Harvester Club. "George” believes that charity covers a multitude of pleasures, and as an ardent Harvester he is ever readv to convert an unl clicver (preferably blonde) to the sect of Ford-ham worshipers. Rumor has it. however, that his missionary work was curtailed a bit in Senior year localise of an alleged unorthodoxv in the matter of ethics. Rumor, however, is vague at host, but of this we are mortally certain—that “George” ranks among the foremost as a lover of Fordham and is in a grade by himself when it comes to working for the class. He never frowns and lie never laughs: he works—and succeeds. Pane 143JOHN JOSEPH SCOTT, B.S. “Jack” “Scottie” St. Peter's Prep Maroon Staff. Z.li this mortal—(»reat Scott! lie was bequeathed to us l»v St Peter’s Prep in the fall of 1923. W’cehawken. the abiding place of the illustrious, claims this lumch of cnorgv as one «»f her sacred lew. ()iten have we marveled at his aggressiveness and speed on the basketball court during gym period. Though “Shorty” is bv no means a giant in stature, he i right in the thick : f the fray and many a husky opponent lias steered clear of this liny parcel f lightning bolting down the court. “Jack” possesses the rare gift, a perfect sense of humor, and laughs just as heartily at a joke on himself as at one on the other fellow. He is a deep thinker and has an inclination towards medicine. W e have no doubt but that in the course of a few years when our embryo medic sets out into the world of science, he will startle the universe with a newer and hotter Scott's Kmulsidn. PdQC 44JOSEPH l . SHEEHAN. A.It. "Joe” “Frisco" New Haven High School Class Football (3). Boarders’ Sodality (3. 4). Connecticut Club (3, •')• JOF S" most distinguished accomplishment at Fordham. after having inexplicably beaten his beard at lloly Cross, was bis inimitable introduction of Fenimorc Cooper t » Fordham literary circles. He really changed the boarder’s pastime from chanting the sad “Prisoner’s Song" to doubling in two listening t‘ his unmatched satires on the worldlv wise Cooper. , , s nonchalantly as he blew out fuses :n "lab. so lackadaisically did he sound Father Mahoney's almost unfathomable syllogisms. His "ho teknon" has become a Fordham tradition. Kven far resounding Burke conceded him to l e a triple threat man on the "In .” Nor will wc ever fail to pleasantly recall Ins impressive, emotional discourse. "The Migration to Ohio. "Joe" promises to startle the whole undergraduate body and the venerable alumni when he graduates. He plans to assemble a great throng of scientists to collaborate with him in his efforts to find the enigmatical formula for apportioning assessments in Physics “lab." The hearts oi all of ns lx-at with his. Poqe 145JOSEPH Kl'SSELL SHERLOCK Joe” ‘J. Russell” Fordhani Prep Maroon Editor-in-Chief (4). Monthly Staff (1. 2, 3. 4). Class Secretary (1, 2. 3. 4). Mimes and Mummers (1, 2. 3). Social and Constitution Committees (2). Workshop Secretary (1). Student Instructor, Chemistry (4). Day Students’ Sodality (1, 2). O Cowpcr goes the distinction of framing that immortal aphorism, ’’Variety's the very spice of life." and to “Joe" the parallel renown— its j)crso»i!icd exemplar. To appraise an extra-collegiate world of “Joe’s” galaxy of achievements is the work of a litterateur's pen. and his biography in one hundred and sixt words is inadcouale. A naked list of his activities alone would constitute a goodly portion of a yearbook in itself. Scholar unsurpassed, poet par excellence, a recognized leader in fields scholastic and social—therefore “Kditor-in-Chief" of our last Fordhani endeavor, the Maroon certainly a logical conclusion. There is melodv to the soul of the soft-si oken “Joe"—a melody that fascinates the heart with its true. rich, resonant tone, and fastens the memory with its persuasive depth. Such music lias the breath of life and cannot he forgotten. So it is that, though circumstance lift "Joe" from our eye. it can never kill the sweet rhapsody of him in our heart. Page 146JAMES G. SHI EL, A.B. Jim” Brooklyn Prep Freshman Football. Class Basketball (3). I IF RE are some who are wont to refer to ”Jim" as the ''pride of Rockaway Park." Every morning—well, nearly every morning— “Jim" commutes via the Long Island suhwav and “L" and arrives on time! And that should win any man a little niche in some Hall of Fame. During "Jim’s" tour-year sojourn at this University he has accomplished much. He has been active on the football, basketball, and baseball class teams for the past four years; in Junior he joined the swimming team and has since swum his fishiest to place Fordham on the tank map. Studies hold no unreasonable amount of terror for him. The From Committee found “Jim" a willing and enthusiastic worker. You may have noticed “Jim’s" striking semblance to Adolph Menjou. No doubt “Jim’s" fellow-Rockawayians attribute a generous portion of that actor’s success to the resemblance. Wc feel confident that “Jim’s" advance will Ik as noteworthy as his prototype’s. Page 147VINCENT M. SHIELDS, B.S. “Vince" ‘‘Vinnie ’ St. Francis Day Students’ Sodality (2, 3, 4). Mimes ami Mummers (3, 4). Dance Committee (1, 2). Prom Committee (3). Mendel Club (2). MONG our earliest recollections of Freshman, one of the most ivid is «»f ur desire t make the acquaintance of Vincent Shields. And we found it a whole lot easier than Ins seeming diffidence would warrant. That outward reserve of his cloaks a nature warm and rich in human understanding. "Vince'’ is an able student and a true intellectual. Science claims the greater portion of his time, for medicine is to he his forte. He manages to find an overwhelming amount of leisure for a perusal t contemporary literature and consequently possesses an inexhaustible fund of information on every conceivable subject. It is only when the time of segregation draws at hand that we are able to arrive at a lull realization of wliat the contact with such an unusual personality has really meant to us. ( ur only hope is that the diversity of our ways wil not carry us so far apart as to endanger this friendship. Page 148WILLIAM II. SKAGE. A.B. "Bill” "Skippy” St. Peter’s Prep Baseball (1). Day Students’ Sodality (3, 4) Chinatown Missions (1). Junior Prom Committee. Maroon Staff. L ITE early in his collegiate career. "Bill" was nicknamed "Skippy” for some unknown reason, although we suspect it was on account of that man-of-the-worldish air which he has in common with Mr. Crosby’s blase enfant terrible, termed by someone, “the most sophisticated man in American cartooning annals.” Be that as it may. it is certain that for savoir faire. blonde locks, and a most engaging smile. “Bill" is undoubtedly the “white-haired youth" of the Class of '27. These natural advantages, however, have been only stepping stones to “Bill s" academic and social achievements. He was a very able and persuasive subscription-committeeman of the Junior IVom. and the fact that he is tic» mere “parlor athlete" is attested to bv his record with the Erosh baseball team. “Bill" has not confided to us just what his future career will be, but we know that he will receive the reward of one blessed by the gods, not only with talent, but with “personality plus”. Page 149GEORGE A. SI’OHK. A.II. “Georgie Fordham Prep Class Treasurer (2, II, 4). Mimes and Mummers One-Act Play Contest (3. 4). Glee Club (3). Advertising Manager Maroon. Class Basketball (3, 4). Sodality 1. 2. 3, 4). ARLV in Junior, a certain benign professor saluted George with the resounding title, "a real philosopher”. W ere he merely a keen thinker, or preeminent scholar, or loyal friend, the biographer’s task would he difficult enough; since i ieorge is all of these, and more, the recording of his achievements is equalled only by the seven labors of Hercules. .Athlete, singer, actor, his activities have ranged the full cycle of campus interests, to culminate in the well-earned advertising-managership of the MAROON. And all while occupying a “quasi-memhership in the faculty’’ as Registrar of the Law School! Lastly, lest we forget, for three long years George has been entrusted with the class money-bags, recommendation enough for any man. It i unnecessary for us to indulge in any platitudinous predictions as to the continued prosperity of his career; that is assured. It suffices to say that if ever you need a man to trip a lissome toe. emulate John Gilbert, solve a difficulty, or guard your interests . . . let George do ’' I’at e 5 GEDWARD D. SUGRI'E. .ll. "Doc” "Ed1 St. Benedict’s Prep Holy Cross College (1). Day Students' Sodality 3. I). FTER mislaying a valuable year at Holy Cross, "Ed”, realizing the error of his choice, came to Ford ham. Vc arc glad this revaluation came as soon as it did! Quietly and efficiently Edward pursued his degree, lacking a suitable sobriquet until a memorable day in Chemistry Lab., when he solved a particularly perplexing problem. At the conclusion of his solution the professor is remembered to have remarked. "You're right. Doctor "! and “Doc" it has ever been. To obtain a clearer concept of Edward, it is not imperative that his biographer should chronicle his lung list of achievements. To write of his playing on the various class teams, his Inval support of all that is Fordham’s, and his social accomplishments, would be inadequate in this restricted biography. The ‘'Doc” is the sort of person who will meet any crisis and handle any situation with consummate skill. Ilis tall, dark elegance invites easy confidence and his advice is as efficacious as it is original. Page 151“Artie” Townsend Harris High School Georgetown University. Frosh Baseball. Day Students' Sodality (2, S, I). Parthenian Sociality 3, -I . Mendel Club (2). UK suave young gentleman with the jet hair, swarthy complexion and retrousse nose is Arthur Swanick. You have probably seen him before and if you do not remember exactly where, you are scanning your memory in the harrowing attempt to recall the time and place. Possibly he was gliding lithely over a dimly lighted parquet lloor in the interested company of another at a tea dance or a prom. Or then again it may have heen down at the track on an atternoon of the spring meeting. t any rate, you have seen him and at once you marked him down as a desirable addition t«• your set. Arthur, too. is planning to study law unlike one of two of Ins classmates. and t predict success for him would not be flattery but mere confidence. Adieu. "Artie". When we're coming down the home stretch, look for iis and we will wave t« vou with a gesture •! good wishes for the host fortune in the world. I'age 51ALFRED J. TALLEY, JR.. A.B. “Al” “Turkey” Xavier High School Holy Cross College (1, 2). Mimes and Mummers (3, 4). Senior Dance Committee. Director Mimes and Mummers (4). Maroon Staff. E’S rotuml is ''Al" with the rounded countenance oi good nature and the sparkling eyes of humor. His company is delightful, tor he’s always laughing his merry, hearty laugh or spreading the wit of his jovial and infectious personality. Popular everywhere and with everyone, especially among those of the tender-hearts and winsome eyes. However. “Al's” veneer of exceptional good-nature is very apt to deceive. While he is a jester, he is nobody’s fool. He's keen, alert, resourceful and ambitions. Coming from Holy Cross in lus Junior year, he lost no time in making himself one of the most prominent men in the college. He's an active and valuable member of the Mimes and Mummers and lias won a leading role in every dramatic endeavor ol that society since his advent to Fordham. When, in the after-years, in the fire-light's glow, we’re casting, "longing, lingering looks behind" the thought ol “A! will gladden our hearts and bring to our lips those words of Shakespeare's Caesar: “Let me have about me men that are fat Sleek-headed men. and such as sleep o’nights.” Page lb) St. Peter’s Prep Clriirinan Senior Dance. Day Students Sodality (2. It, 4). Orchestra (D- Junior Prom Committee. Debating (4). Secretary Maroon (4). ORDllAM was highly honored four years ago, but a realization of the distinction has been relatively recent. This renown was conferred by the diminutive "Gene”’ when he singled out our beloved University for the further development of his scholastic tendencies. “Gene’s”’ gentle manliness max be a relic of chixalric re-incarnation. 11 is zeal in the quest of the elusive metaphysical quintessence is legendary. And his oratorical proclivities have asserted themselves every time he has ascended the rostrum. After an active Freshman year in which "Gene" gave much of his time to dramatics and the orchestra, he stepped from the spotlight until his Senior year, during which he gained additional renown as Chairman of the Senior Dance Committee and as a Varsity debater. Seasoning these activities and grouping them into a charming personality is the exceptional appreciation “Gene" possesses for humor (in the broad sense). He can ami docs laugh heartily at all buffoonery and is the cause of not a few facetious situations himself. Page 154EDW ARD K. TAUTAGLIONE. A.B. “Tarts” “Ed” Regis High School Day Students’ Sodality (1, 2, 3, 4). Music Club (3, 1). Band (2, 3. 4). Maroon Staff (4). Mendel Club 4). Student Instructor, Chemistry (4). Greek Play (1). OR four years’ class association with “Tarts” we are grateful. A man made of the kind of stuff that makes one poorer in enemies than the poorest and richer in friends than the richest. To know him as a classmate is a pleasure; to know him as a close associate is a rare privilege. "Kd” has not only a brilliant future before him. but has an enviable past. Being a musician, philosopher, chemist and possessing the qualities of a most successful surgeon proves without a doubt that he is a gifted man. His musical abilities were made known to us during his three years’ affiliation with the college band. In philosophy and psychology he was the class's “sine qua non”. As a Senior ”Kd was found donned in a white coat in the capacity of student assistant in Organic Chemistry. We wish him the same success in his professional career as has been his in college. Page 15 5 liWimmiiiJiiimiimiimiiiiiJ THB MAM © OHNATHANIEL TATKOW. B.S. “Tad” ’•'Paddy" Brooklyn Evening High School for Men New York University (1. 2). T" is one of those fellows (rare enough in college), who can take every scientific course the school offers yet lead a normal, healthy, happy existence. rriving at b'ordham after two years’ exposure to Washington Square College, he immediately won a place among the “boys" with his good-natured smile and friendly manner. Although chemistry is "Nat’s” forte and though he would rather discuss that science than cat. this future medico (yes. medicine is his chosen profession) can always find time in which to boost bis beloved Brooklyn to tlie ethereal realms. Bred in the land of twisting trolleys and taxi bandits, naturally enough he takes the greatest interest in its civic welfare, and (this is a secret) during the summer months, when the strain of study is over. "Nat spends most of his time guiding a train-load of Brooklynites from New ork (t« use his own expression) to ('.od’s country over the tracks oi the B. M. 1. Page 156“Butch” Brooklyn Prep Class Football (1. 2. 3, 4). Freshman Baseball. Chairman of Class Ring Committee (3). Ram Staff (1). Prom Committee (3). S years roll on and the remembrance of the old class grows dim, there "ill remain a memory of certain cherished friends which will never depart from us. Foremost among the phantasms lodged in our imaginations'will be one of "Hutch's” smiling countenance. We shall see him. beaming upon us with the ready smile that has so often cheered us on our. sometimes, rock-strewn path. Quiet and unassuming, he never sought the applause of the multitude; on the contrary, he possesses a certain modesty which greatly enhances his jovial disposition. A true gentleman, his witty remarks and clever repartee never caused the lea t pain in their utterance. Ilis untiring efforts in behalf of his class were recognized and rewarded by his class-mates when, in Junior year, they elected him chairman of the ring committee. It is said that Fortune smiles on those that are cheerful; if so. “Butch's” cup of success will always be filled to overflowing. Page 157I). JOSEPH TOOMEY. A.B. ‘•Joe” Loyola High School, Baltimore Loyola College, Baltimore (1. 2). Maroon Staff (4). IS prototvpe must surely have Been some Atlantic colossus who stood with his feet securely planted in the earth and his head, nodding with the weight of cosmic dreams, high among the clouds. But "1). Joseph" never missed his subway station while roaming the range of romance, no never. For he is a romantic realist or, rather, a real romanticist. Without that soft, warm gossamer in which we are wont to mantle the hard, cold facts does "Joe" look upon life and notwithstanding—uiirabilc dictu—he finds it rich and enchanting; something not to be sugar-coated or silvered with sham. A deep sympathy, a profound understanding and a rare enthusiasm make him a companion easy to meet, but very hard to leave. We should, we fear, make some mention of “Joe's” literary proclivities, much as he would dislike it. so we will hut refer you to any of the future anthologies. May he wheedle from Life just a mite of the joy he showered upon us. Page 158“Herb” Fordham Freshman Greek Play. Freshman Baseball. Chinatown Mission (1). Day Students’ Sodality (1, 2. 3). Glee Club (2, 3). Intercollegiate Glee Club Team (2. 3). Mimes and Mummers (1, 2, 3, 4). “Hoop” Prep Business Manager (4). Class Football (3). Class Basketball (3). Junior Prom Committee. Maroon Staff; Assistant Business Manager (4). F the college man it can seldom he said that his chiefest sin is that of over-generosity. Vet of gnomic "Roop" such a “sin” is aptly predicate. Even when disgruntled by the “arrows of outrageous fortune,” his thoughts are tendered to others; and his “pangs"' seem to he soothed by rendering service to his fellows. The sincerity, courtesy. and gentlemanliness which characterize all his actions, the poise and simple grace which distinguish his efforts in the ballroom, have never failed to merit tor him the friendship and admiration which these attributes, especially when they are but the natural, spontaneous acts of an inner nature, so richly merit. It is for us who had the pleasure of close association with him to try to express in a few futile words some notion of the gratitude we experience for his generous fellowship, some notion of the admiration wc feel for the entire man— for his loyalty to us, for his devotion to his own high standards. Page 159 1 THE MAM ©ON JOSEPH L. VITALE. IJ.S. “Joe” Bridgeport Boarders’ Sodalitv (1, 2, 3, 4). Orchestra (I, 2, 3, 4). Concert Master (4). Music Club (1, 2, 3, 4). “Vy” High School Glee Club (3). Junior Prom Committee. Connecticut Club; Connecticut Club Dance Committee (3). OE" came down to Fordham from the wikis of Bridgeport and proved to be a fine example of the kind of men they produce up there. A smile was never lacking from his countenance, even though Adversity’s mad visage stared into his face. Manv a weary night has "Joe” cheered the hoys by playing a few-sweet harmonious chords on his violin. Music, however, was not his only means of attraction. For his pleasant, characteristic Connecticut pcrsonalitv made him well nigh irresistible. "Joe's" one ambition in life is to become1 a crafty doctor and go back borne to soothe bis town folk with the same methods he employed in soothing the nerve-racked students of St. John s I lall. The “Sisters Three" have woven a sparkling career for “Joe." There is no doubt that he shall know the heights of true achievement. If the past be any criterion for the future, we may say in truth that life will ever find him surging onward with his standard blazing—EXC EI.SK )K. Page 160JOSEPH A. WALSH. A.IS. “Joe” Regis High School Band (1, 2. 3. 4). Orchestra (2, 3). Mimes and Mummers (1, 2, 3). Sodality (1. 2, 3, 4). Music Club (3. 1). i» “Joe’s" serene self-possession that makes him so inconspicuously perceptible. His equanimity is of such a calibre that even those decadent wheezes about his native Brooklyn do not noticeably affect the even tenor of his imperturbability. Examinations and other collegiate hazards seem to disturb him about as much as our own futile efforts at demobilizing Scholasticism seem to faze our less loquacious and more consistent proiessors. lent his musical ability to the orchestra for four years and was a member of the band and Music Club for three. He also gave satisfaction as assistant football manager back in bis Freshman year. Integrating “Joe" between his known limits, we find him well worthy of a place in any clan of good-fellowship. He is refreshing, unaffected and absolutely human despite his B ooklyn ancestry: and that, as some one has most probablv said before us, is indeed high praise' Page 16 JNew Haven High School Football (1, 3, 4). Sodality (4). Junior From Committee. Connecticut Club (2, 3. 4). HEN "Joe wasn’t busy at Fordham, he spent his time in the pleasant city which some would-be humorists have called the suburbs of Vale. Perhaps he went home during the summer to rest, but we think not. liesides, who could rest in New Haven with all the joys of summer waving their inviting hands? Fr. Mahony first saw "Joe' parked against the wall in Philosop hy he gave him the nickname "Petey". and asked that he remember it was a philosophy class and not a place dedicated to the lost art. School life did not treat "Joe” harshly as his many frilends and excellent marks gave ample proof. Football, his long-loved sport, covered him not only with mud but also with deserved glory. There are many things wc arc sorry for in life, but one of the deepest shadows that mar the sunny paths is the fact that in the years to come "Joe'’ "ill no longer be present to speed the la .v hours. When Page 162m OUR years ol travel on the Jerome Avenue subway and that daily dash for a taxi have not changed our strong, quiet, good-natured "Jerry" in the slightest. We use the word strong, advisedly; for we have noticed, none too quietly, however, that “Jerry's” poundage increased each year. Xavier, the scene of his prep school days, may well be proud of its product; for “Jerry" has proven himself at all times a gentleman and scholar. The most likeable thing about “Jerry" is that a friend may always approach him and be certain that the same old feeling will be there. Beneath the pleasant, well-preserved manner that seems a permanent part of him, there lies the warm patient nature of a real friend. In after years, when we go over and over the most interesting and enjoyable scenes that have marked our Fordham days, we’ll think it but natural to include “Jerry” in all the best of them. Paqe 163 l.'IMIIfllfillllJUJIliHiilll THE MAKOONFRANCIS X. WORTH IN I TON. A.B. •Topsy” “Kid” “Frank" Newtown High School Freshman Greek Play. Class Basketball (3, 4). Assistant Manager of Swimming (3), Junior Prom Committee. Manager of Swimming (4). Chinatown Mission (1). Harvester Club (2, 3. 4). Maroon Staff. Hay Students' Sodality (1. 2, 3. 4». Student Athletic Council (3. 4). RANK” entered F'ordliam under a severe handicap. Red hair. a generous allotment of freckles, and a residence dangerously close to Brooklyn would more than discourage the average Freshman. But this youthful appearing collegian was not dismayed. In fact, if anything that happened during his four years’ sojourn here at Fordham troubled him. no one can remember just what it was. Ilis care-free disposition extended to both his studies and his other college activities. One always felt that if “Frank” had taken matters a little more seriottslv his scholastic record would have been difficult to equal. But when one can play baseball and basketball as well as he. it is hard to neglect athletics completely tor excellence in studies. And what a favorite “Frank" was with the young ladies! At social affairs he was at his best—a fit rival for his inseparable companion—Charley Zinn. ... We shall always remember “Frank" as one of Fordham’s most likeable and representative students. Paqc 164“Yank” Paterson Glee Club (3, 4). Varsity Cross Country (1). Mimes and Mummers (1, 2, 3), Assistant Stage Manager (3). Parthenian Sociality (1, 2, 3. 4); Second Prefect (4). UO” crossed the Hudson as quered Kordham. not by siirj)rise. but b a pleasant four-year campaign filled with never-to-be-forgotten victories. In his studies "Yank” gained many honors. His philosophical distinctions were a delight. Chemistry and biology made him an ardent enthusiast of their ramifications. Remember the microscope? And the assort ment of interesting specimens that "Leo" paraded before our eager eyes? It was only fitting that the intense interest in the mysteries of chemistry made him an instructor of organic in his Senior year. Behind the scenes. “Leo." assistant stage manager, guided the arrangement of scenes with an inspired efficiency. herever "Yank" was. wrestling with a recalcitrant light or trying to initiate a new class in the mazes of organic them., he always kept his even temper and patience, which terminated in a pleasant smile of satisfaction. We say goodbye with sorrow, at the thought of losing one of our l»cst and most loyal friends. Page 165 “Cap” Prep Mendel Club Librarian (2). Student Assistant (4). St. John Kerch man (2, 3, 4). Prom Committee (3). Maroon Start" (4). Student Instructor, Chemistry (4). Washington the Delaware ami con"Dutch" "Charlie” New Utrecht If. S. Manager of Baseball (4), Assistant Man- Junior Prom Committee (3),. ager (I, 2, 3). Chinatown Mission (1). Athletic Board (4). Day Students’ Sodality (1, 2). Harvester Club (3. 4). Treasurer (4). 11 ROf'CiHOl'T four years that have fairly flown by, wc have not seen anything change the everlastingly happy "Charley" inn. "Charley" came l Fordhain with a quiet, unassuming, but charming manner that quickly won many friends for him. From the very first he seemed destined to work for his Alina Mater. And « . he not surprised to learn that in the Spring, when a young man's fancy lightly turns to the eternal feminine. “Charley" may do likewise, but he also turns to managing his beloved baseball team. Season upon season has found him hard at work with a never-failing sense of loyalty for his college. e have often thought that it would be extremely difficult to picture the Campus without seeing "Charley" as lie rushes to the Athletic Office to assume his managerial duties. W hatever lie the field of his endeavors, we feel certain that "CharlieV earnest efforts and a likeable maimer will lx.- verv formidable indeed. WmJune 8, THE 1927 SLNIOR. History of the Class of 1927 CLASS OFFICERS, FRESHMAN YEAR Everett D. McCooey.................................President John A. C. McCann.............................Vice-President J. Russki.t. SHKREOCK.................................Secretary William E. Moriarty......................................Treasurer Francis A. Fullam, Ik................................Historian FRESHMAN X the seventeenth of September, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-three. Fordham University received to her bosom with a marked tenderness the largest Freshman Class since the beginning of her hallowed existence. It was a beautiful, ideal Autumn day that marked the birth of the Class of '27, yet it was not without a tinge of anxiety that the recruits marched slowly up the winding path of their chosen Alma Mater. We felt as strangers in a strange land, breaking forth into a new path of endeavor. We knew not whether our reception would he cordial or otherwise. Our anxiety, however, proved ungrounded, for both the faculty and upper classmen joined hands in extending a welcome which infused both enthusiasm and encouragement into the hearts which had been, at first, heavy with forelxxlings. There was a decided lack of confusion as the unwieldy horde was divided those aspiring to science were assigned to the Pharmacy Building; and those for the arts course, to the majestic Faculty Building. In the matter of professors, the hand of destiny surely played its part. The storied “Sisters Three" proved generous, indeed, as is evidenced by the esteem in which our professors arc held bv each and every individual, not only of the Freshman Class, but of the entire student body. Father Gaynor, S. J., led us through the realms of Horace, infusing into our minds a comprehensive knowledge ow the Latin tongue. Under the guidance of Father Fremgen, S. J., we delved into the literature of the deathless bards of Greece. It was Mr. Bunn, S. J., who undertook the task of teaching the yearlings an appreciation of English literature, and his conscientious efforts were not vain, for we soon came to realize the l)cauty and artistic quality of English, literature as written by the old masters. Father Deane spared no effort in giving 11s the essential history course, which was not only instructive hut highly interesting. Father Pyne, S. J.. gave us our religion with an overwhelming onslaught of proofs, so that, while we never doubted the veracity of our faith, we felt perfectly capable of defending it against the sternest aggressor. No course is complete with out a scientific and efficient knowledge of mathematics; accordingly, Mr. Shields taught us trigonometry and all its mysteries. Mr. Samra directed our forces against the Spanish, and under his generalship we overcame the stubborn matter, while Mr. Racharach adroitly led us victoriously against the French. Soon after our entry we were presented with caps and a set of Freshman rules, compiled by Sophomores, to test in a concrete manner our staunchness and loyalty. They were, however, accompanied by a clause which promised dispensation should we overcome the Sophs in three out of five contests, and while we lost the boxing tournament, wc were victorious on the track and gridiron. Page 169The Sophomores showed their sj ortsmanship and good will hy relieving us of the yoke shortly before the Christmas vacation, for which the Freshman Class was sincerely grateful, and all the more determined to prove its worthiness. It might he well to state here that from the very outset there existed very friendly relations between the Freshman and Sophomore Classes. At a meeting of the entire Freshman Class the following were elected officers: Everett McCooey, president’ Joseph Sherlock, secretary, and William Moriarty, treasurer. The wisdom of our selection was soon apparent and when, in February, a meeting was held for another election they were all re-elected. When the call of gridiron and track resounded the (Mass of '27 heeded, at once and gained distinction on the Varsity squads. But the ambitious yearlings were not content to confine their efforts solely 10 Varsity squads. Vs this is a history, and the great law and essential feature of history is truth, we must confess that the Freshman Football Team did not startle the universe with a string of victories. However, the grit and grim determination displayed by the Freshman in the face of repeated defeats was worth more, in sterling value, than victory itself. For it must be remembered that while it takes a good man to gain victory, it takes a better one to placidly face defeat and rise repeatedly to try again; and surely in this respect the (Mass of '27 was not found wanting. With the close of the football season the Freshmen devoted their efforts to basketball, with further success, and we must state that athletics as conducted by -CKNK l-'KOM FitKS1191 AX OICKKK 1 1. VV Page 171 the Freshmen can be branded without fear of shame as worthy of Fordhain with regard to fighting grit and true sportsmanship. Xor did the Freshmen confine their efforts entirely to athletics, for they soon widened their scope by entering into the social sphere. Accordingly, on the eleventh of January a dance was arranged to be held at the Hotel Savorv. The dance was a success from every angle and was strongly supported by the upper classmen, for which we extended our hearty appreciation. The dance was run in a manner creditable to the name of Ford ham. It had many fine effects, for it not only gained the confidence f the faculty, but enabled the Freshmen to become better known among themselves and to others. The Junior From, and, in fact, all other Fordham activities in the social line and elsewhere, found no stauncher supporters than the Freshmen. For the goodwill and wholeheartedness of the ('lass of 27 was everywhere apparent. Whenever there were deeds to be done that r-piired effort and sacrifice there seemed always enough Freshmen eager and willing to put their shoulders to the wheel and assist in carrying the burden. In the Foster Contest for the Junior From, it was K. Vincent O’Brien who stepped into the breach and won the laurels for himself and the Class of '27. His artistic ability has since gained renown throughout Fordham. With the call for actors for the Varsity play the Class of ‘27 not only showed its. spirit and loyaltv, but also its versatility; for in both the cast and on the business end the ambitious Freshmen were seen working with a vim and vigor which makes the outlook for the future of Fordham look bright and rosy. In the comparatively small cast of “The Rivals” the Freshman Class was well represented. Joseph F. Brennen performed in the role of the leading lady, while Joseph 'I'. Fechteier. Richard P. McGowan, and Francis A. Fullam displayed their skill to good advantage. John Keating represented the Freshmen on the business end and contributed to the success of the play as much as the actors by their unstinted efforts. That the Varsity play was a success in every sense of the word cannot be denied. It was indeed an artistic production and we must here state that its success was due largely to the conscientious efforts of the Freshmen not only as individuals, but also as a class. The co-operation of the Class itself spoke volumes and showed in concrete fashion not only its constructive and productive powers, but also its brilliant possibilities for the future. The Class, however, scored a triumph all its own in dramatics with its presentation of the “AlcestiC f Euripides during the spring. Under the excellent coaching of Father Fremgcn. the Class presented a Greek play that was at once artistic and inspiring, as well as meeting with popular acclaim. The music for the choruses was all especially scored for this production, and the performances of Joseph Fechteier. as the bereaved king, and of Francis Fullam, in the title role, were among the greatest of their careers. OKNNIS .1. KOItKICTS Page 172The Fordham Orchestra was substantially assisted by musical talent gleaned from the Freshman Class, for no less than ten Freshmen gained a position there, which is a remarkable feat. Fugene Tarrant. Anthony Dupraz, Charles Tilley, Joseph Walsh. John Kernan, James Breslin, Louis Russo, Nicholas l ocascio, Gerald McC.arrahan, and Aloysius Robling distinguished themselves in this branch of endeavor. It is not inopportune to mention here one who has proved a gem through his vocal abilities—Kvcrctt McCooey, our president. Kverett was regarded as Fordham’s “Song bird": in fact, no affair was considered complete without a selection from him. Mis rich and mellow baritone voice possesses rare charm and delicacy. And now, with spring upon the horizon, the Freshman Class, having proven its quality in the matter of studies in the gruelling mid-term examinations, was aglow with expectation for the baseball season, and in this sport, too, by means of their excellent Frosli team, the Class of '17 was there with a punch to bring new glories to Fordham. and by their endeavors to place her upon a pedestal in the world of athletics. F.verv organization in the College numbered among its most valued members individuals of the Freshman Class. This class not only as a body showed its spirit and aptitude, but even as individuals. The staff of The Ram was favorably impressed with the taste of Freshmen talent. K. Vincent O'Brien especially distinguished himself by gaining a position on The Ram staff as art editor. The Fordham Monthly also has received contributions which tended to make possible future laurels in this branch of endeavor. Thus ends the chronicle of the main Freshmen achievements, and we. the Freshmen, looked upon in a lowly light and perhaps by some despised, felt with a keen sense the responsibility that was ours. For upon our shoulders rested the future destinies of our beloved Fordham and. lest it be forgotten, without a Class of '17 there would l e no graduates in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. The outlook was bright. There was not a branch of endeavor in which the Freshman Class had not creditably distinguished itself: distinguished itself in defeat as well as in victory. Such characteristics in a class are of inestimable value, for with such qualities defeat is impossible: and with defeat impossible, success is inevitable. Thus in the first year of our existence we unfurled our colors; we nailed our flag to the mast, and there it promised to stay. (Hir battle cry was “Success and Fordham." Page 173Class Officers, Sophomore Year First Term Second Term Kvkrktt McCook ......... President Dennis Roiir.KT’- Dknxis Roberts ... I icc-President........ Joseph Flesey Joseph Sherlock......... Secretory Joseph Sherlock Ki yari Hickey ........ Treasurer.... »kokgk Spoiik. Jr. V INCENT )’CoX N ELL W illiam I ‘outer Historians SOP1K )MORH A OPHOMORH is the year of “betwixt and between". Veterans of a vear's hard campaigning as KTollmen, we had not vet acquired that lir of superlative erudition and of blank satisfaction that is the her-itage of the philosophy class. W'e had. however, a special right and dutv that was ours, and ours alone : we were overlords of the Freshmen by right, nominally of tradition, but. what is more often the case, of conquest, pure and simple. The "dutv we had was that of protecting and forcing respect for that right, a thing that most Freshman classes are strangely loath to give. Page 174Prior, however, to any attempt at educating the Freshmen in the idioms of Sophomore dignity, elections must he held, that our efforts may he adequately and wisely directed. Accordingly, the year was yet in swaddling clothes when we chose our officers for the first term. They were Everett McCooey, President; Dennis Roberts. Vice-President; Joseph Sherlock, Secretary, and Edward Hickey, custodian of the class pocketbook, such as it was. Our leaders in lines of scholastic endeavor were many and able. Latin and Evidences were administered in large and beneficial doses, while Father O’Connor corrected our faulty Greek translations; Father Taaffc sought to remedy the run-down condition of our English; Father Deane presided over the History class, while Father Strohavcr and Mr. Powers doctored us for “ignoratio scientiac”. Thus equipped with Field-Marshals and Generals, we sallied forth upon the Frosh. More in pitv than in anger did we prescribe for them skull caps of soml cr hue. funereal socks and ties, and various other restrictions calculated to make them good Freshmen and better Fordhamitcs. A high spot in this apostolic work was the public initiation of the ltoarders. at which various Frosh performed wondrous and humorous feats, prizes were awarded for the best costumes, and a glorious time was had by all. Notable by their valor and enthusiasm among the demon enforcers were ‘’Joe” Wenzel, “Bill" Moriarty, and Arthur McBride, whose efforts were an inspiration to Soph and Frosh alike. Football was next on the calendar. On the Varsity we were represented by "Jim” Delaney, who won his letter at fullback; "Denny" and "Tom” Roberts, of Freshman fame, and Frank Di Lucia. The rest of us with the lust of buttle strong upon us, formed a class team that did doughty battle with the Freshman team. Although the latter had the advantage of several weeks of practice and the services of two fine coaches, we held them to a score of 2-0 in a game that was featured by the marvelous playing of “Frenchie” Wenzel, who time and again tore the opposing line to hits. Basketball, too, found ns with a representative on Fordham’s championship team. "Jim" Delaney was center on the Varsity’s “Second" Team, which wasn't really a second team, but half of a ten-man Varsity. Came Christmas, and a chance, none too often used, to prepare for the midterm siege. And so it came to pass—for this is tragedy no less than comedy— that some passed and sonic passed out. and wc who survived drew a long breath, thanked our stars and the luck of the Irish, and settled down for the next lap. Exams over, we still craved excitement and turned to the class elections to satiate our thirst for adventure. Our choices this term were: Dennis Roberts. President; Joseph Flesev. Vice-President; Joseph Sherlock. Secretary: George Spohr, Treasurer. while to William Porter and Vincent O’Connell fell the work of concocting the class history. Many and strenuous were the doings of the next few months. Plays, debates, articles tor the Ram and Monthly. Glee Club concerts and the intercollegiate contest found the Class of ‘27 in the lists of the toilers and producers. Tn the Mimes and Mummers, John Dcvancv was made Business Manager, and Page 175the Fall One-act Play contest was won In John McGann. with side Grenada", which received the highest award of the judges, play. "Alberic". the representatives of the class made their presence most felt. Francis Fullam played Henri, the heroic voting knight of the Crusading army: Joseph Fcchteler portrayed the part of Yago-Shahn. the Saracen commander of the city of Antioch, and one of the famous dancing "girls" was none other than our own Deegan. Or.e of the hits of the show was the work of Kverett YlcCooev, cast as Johann Yallon. a comedy character, whose antics and lines brought a relief from the stern tone of the main theme. 1'he Sophomore debate with the Sophomore debaters of Boston College followed right on the heels of the play: in fact, it might be said to have tread upon the play, for it took place the same night as the last performance of "Alberic’’. The fact that Fcchteler and Fullam. who turned over their parts to understudies and journeyed to Boston with John McGann and Thomas Gallagher, had had so much work in connection with the play may have been the cause of our defeat, for we lost a close contest to the Bostonians at the Hub. his play In the “Out- Yarsitv WII.I.IAM .1. MKXAGII The Mimes and Mummers was not by any means the only organization that numbered in its ranks members of our illustrious class. To the Monthly we contributed John McGann, author of essay upon essay, and conductor of the book review section of the magazine; Joseph Sherlock, our secretary, who wielded a pen as facile in the composition of lyrics as in the transcription of the class minutes, and was to boot, the sapient and critical Kxrhangc I Editor of the same publication. On the Ram were the busy Frank Fullam. News Fditor; Anthony Dupraz, Edward Cullen. George Callahan, Associate Editors, and Frank I lowlev. on the Sports Staff. William Boyd handled the accounting, and an all-Sophomore business staff, composed of Louis Staab. Kenneth Eawlor. and Jerome Rafferty, watched over the material interests of Fordham's weekly. Vincent O’Brien was the Art Editor and the proud possessor of the comic strip denominated “Studc Prune”. College comics did not, however, comprise the whole scope of his work, for his colorful and tasteful posters had. for two years, been the feature of any publicity campaign about the college. In the Glee Club, two of the soloists were of our number—McCooey and rwoomey, and the music for “The Marching Song”, sung as the school song in the intercollegiate contest, was written by James Brcslin. whose piano playing, by the way. was a feature of the Prom that year. Others who raised their voices in harmony with the club were Moriaritv, Dupraz, Fcchteler, Cusack, and Cinsakil Tn baseball and track, the spring sports, 1027 was well represented. “Bill” Porter, captain of the previous year’s undefeated Freshman nine, and “Yin” O’Connell, catcher, survived all early season cuts, and were looked on as veterans. Our track stars were perhaps more numerous than those of any other class. “Bill Menagh’s home looked like a medal museum after his campaign cross-coun- Page 116try and on the beards dating the winter, when he not only carried the Maroon to victory in hill-and-dalc affairs and in some of the longer runs, but was the miler of the Varsity medley relay. “Frank ’ De Lucia, running his first year as a Varsity track man, turned in some fast 440’s and Schneider accounted tor some at shorter distances. Kerrall and Hickey rounded out a trio of formidable sprinters. And now let us give a few words to the lighter, the gayer side of life, and let us fox-trot and tango once again, in the spirit if not in tin tlesb. at the Sophomore hop. held in the evening of April 24. at the Hotel Majestic, where we lulled dull care to sleep to the strains of soft music (and music not so soft) delectably played bv “Rud” Rosen. “Jimmy” Breslin. and their Arcadians. With these memories rather than those of exam and condition time, we closed our Odyssey, with no thoughts but of hope for the future and of satisfaction with the past. Page 177Class Officers Junior Year Dennis J. Roberts...................................President Francis X. I)i Lucia............................I ice-Presidenl f. Russell Sherlock.................................Secretary George A. Spohr, Jr.................................Treasurer J. Russell Sherlock.................................Historian JUNIOR I NIOR”. to quote a previous historian, “is the brightest year of Collegiate life." May we add that it proved 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 closed definitely that phase of our adolescence which may be termed the period of satisfaction of the simple joy of living. It projected us into Senior, after a little hour of triumph, face to face with the bleak prospect of separation from the beloved lies of four long years and of the coming struggle with the "World without”. Page 178 Other classes had gone this way before us; even then our successors were preparing to preempt our place upon the stage. May vve of the class of Twenty-Seven be pardoned if we pause a moment to look back 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-five, we returned to Rose Hill—Juniors, eagerly foretasting anticipation. the glories of the year to come—a year of emancipation from the previous semi prep school curriculum. In the matter of professors, wc were singularly blessed. Fathers Mc-Cluskey, Hanrahan, and Mahoney, undertook to lead us through the perplexing mazes of Philosophy, while bather Pogue saw to it that we stayed “settled” during his edifying and entertaining Physics lectures. Thus ably generated 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—and Francis X. I)i Lucia was chosen to assist him as Vice-President, while George . Spohr and J. Russell Sherlock were re elected respectively Treasurer and Secretary. At the same time, Robert M. McCIennan was voted Chairman of the Junior Prom Committee, and Leonard J. Ternan. Chairman of the Ring Committee. The wisdom of our choice soon became apparent. Aside from the studies, naturally, the primary interest on the campus during the ball was in football and the Class of Twenty-Seven was capably-represented on Gargan's startling eleven. Foremost was Jim De Lany, the Class' most noted athlete. In addition to Dc Lany’s stellar service at end, the Varsity also had “Frank” Di Lucia. “Phil” Gorman, "Turn" and “Dennis” Roberts, and plucky little “Bill” Ferrall on the line, as well as “Bob” McCIennan and Joseph Wenzel, in the backfield. Xor must we forget the band, whose playing was a feature at the major contests and which, beside numbering many Juniors in the ranks, w as led by Janies Breslin. whose fingers proved as adept with a baton as on the piano keys which made him famous. In the interclass gridiron contest we did not fare so well. Although entirely out of condition, the remnants of our excellent Frosh team took the field and, after a brave fight, succumbed to the Seniors by the score of 13-0. in fact, the fortunes of war were rarely favorable to us in intermural clashes; for in the handball tournament, too. our team of Francis Dolan. Francis O'Riley, and Philip Carney was likewise eliminated by its Senior rivals. After the football season, other sports, in turn, came to the fore and to each, with our interest, went also support and active co-operation. On the track, Capt. “Bill” Menagh. John Dolan. “Frank” Di Lucia and "Harry” Kirby did their fleet-footed best to emulate the “Flying Finn”, and to the Championship Varsity baseball team we again contributed “Jim" De Lany, center and second only to Zakszewski himself. In the interclass tournament our basketball team fared well. Athletics, however, did not comprise the sum total of our interests, for,iii spite of the current cry to the contrary, collegians are still somewhat interested in the development of the writs as well as the corpus. Among our members in the Council of Debate were Francis l ullam. who attended to the minutes of the sometimes liny 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 better part and played it well. "Came November", as the movie sub-title has it. and then, too, came the annual and justly praised one-act play contest of the Mimes and Mummers. For the third successive time our own light dramatist, George Leonard, had a play presentation and his "Words and Music” elicited high praise. Among the Junior thespians on the same occasion were George Spohr. who s » entertainingly portrayed the irate husband in the aforementioned "Words and Music . Joseph Brennen, hero; Francis Fullatn. Irish revolutionist; Joseph Fechteler. a haughty Wellington, and Alfred Tally, Jr., comedian. The latter two also distinguished themselves in "Pals First", the later and major production of 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 to playing the part of Vice-President to the Mimes and Mummers, and Francis Fullam. that of Recording Secretary, a service which Charles Diviney performed for the Plavshop. Incidentally. Anthony Dupraz. James Mclnerny, James Mullen and Leo Yanowski, juggled "props", lights and 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 tins musical organization. Outstanding among the dozen or more choristers from the class were Herbert Twomcy, tenor soloist, William Boyd, and William Moriarlv, Directors. But while courting the other Muses. Twenty-seven had not lacked, also, its “dreamers of dreams." The foremost literary publication on the campus, the Fordham Monthly, bad ltceii the steady recipient of contributions from the critical pen of John A. C. McCann, assistant Kditor-in-Chief. essayist and literary critic extraordinary, from George Leonard, whom we suspected of dark designs against Robert Bcnchlcv’s position on the staff of "Life"; Charles Divinev, Alumni Editor, and J. Russell Sherlock, lyricist. On the Raw, too, that triumph of the college journalistic art. we were well represented by Anthony Dupraz, Managing Editor; Edward Cullen, Joseph Flesey, and George Callahan, Associate Editors, and Frank Howlev on the Sports Staff, while William Boyd. Jerome Rafferty, Louis Staab and josepli 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 classmate E. Vincent O'Brien, Art Editor, whose cartoons were displayed in the various advertising campaigns throughout that time. Paqc 180In the poet's lexicon. Spring is synonymous with many things—soft breezes, delicious morning, robins, buds and the familiar “voting man's fancy." To the sport writer, though, it has a single connotation too well known for repetition here. Let us suffice to say that the opening of the baseball season found us not wanting. To the Varsity we contributed “Jim" De I.any. incent OConnel, catcher; W illiam Porter. Hill" W'oerner’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 foi the last." we have saved notice of it until now. Can wc—can anyone who “was there"—forget our greatest social achievement?- the night of February the tilth, nineteen hundred and twenty-six: the Hilt more: the alluring, pulsating rhythms of Roger Wolff Kahn’s syncopators; the colorful crowd that, in spite of all our efforts to limit the attendance below seven hundred couples, overflowed the irand 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 McClcnnan and his hard-working committee had prepared for the occasion. Such was our part in the work of the year. Whether it was worthy was not for us to judge—except in so far as we knew we had done our best. I he curtain had come down, the past was history; hopeful for the future, we awaited in the wings the opening of the last act in our class drama. Jl’MOIt PliOM COMMITTEE Page 181Class Officers, Senior Year Dennis J. Roberts......................................President James T. Dk Lanv............................I'ite-President J. Russem. Sherlock....................................Secretary George A. Spoor. Jr....................................Treasurer Francis A. Fui.i.am, Jr................................Historian SENIOR IiE last act! While this last act of ours ends in the glamor of triumph, with a triumphal procession of knights, shining in their armor, and hearing rich trophies of conquest, yet withal, like most last acts, it ends. also, with a pang of pathos. While the settings and smiles would indicate that our last act is far removed from any resemblance to a death scene, nevertheless, the tragic element is there, and. as the curtain is rung down, the smiles on our faces imr-t belie a tear in our hearts. We are passing front the scene of four years of tin most cherished memories, from the handclasp and companionship of the dearest friends, from the tender arms of our Page I ft 2 Alma Mater. Though, indeed, our passing is set in glory, you may look for the pearl of a tear in the greensward. But see. the curtain rises. It is the twentieth of Scptenilxr, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. The air is nectar-laden with the smell of harvest time and all the earth shows forth in the red and russet splendor ot Indian Summer. A lordly band is seen, wending ;is way from the gate. I he proud step and dignified mien at once denote them Seniors. As is most fitting and becoming to the dignitv of Seniors, onr entrance upon the stage came somewhat later than that of the lesser characters. The “masses’ returned on Wednesday, the fifteenth of September. t prepare the wax for the coining of the elite on the Monday morning of September twentieth. And so the play was on and the actors in their places. AH the old pals were gathered again under the same standard; the musketeers were mustered once more for the wars! The major studies of Psychology. Evidences of Religion, and Ethics, were conducted and directed hv the Rev. Joseph A. Murphy, S. I., and the Rev. Thomas j. Barrett. S. J. As for the electives, the Rev. Michael J. Mahoney. S. J.. presided as Professor of the History of Philosophy: the Rev. Charles J. Deane. S.J.. as Professor of History: Mr. William T. Shields, Professor of Political Economy; Mr. Mark '1'. Cvmvley, Professor of Biology; Mr. Julius Winslow, Professor of English and Pedagogy, and Mr. Waldorf. Professor of Business Administration. Let it be said that with this array of professors we were indeed fortunate. The year was in progress but two short weeks before the class held its first meeting for the election of officers. Dennis J. Roberts was rc-clccted to the Presidency, while James 'J'. De Lany was elected Vice-President. George A. Spohr, Treasurer, and J. Russell Sherlock, Secretary, for the fourth successive term. The wisdom in our selection of officers was mere than justified by the competent and efficient manner the class “affairs of state" were conducted under their direction. When the smoke lifted from the gridiron and the foremost warriors of the pigskin were revealed to the admiring eyes, it was found that the Class of 27 held a great portion of the spotlight. "Big Jim" De Lany was its greatest contribution: after him came "Joe" Wenzel, “Dimiy" Roberts, “Tom" Roberts, “Bill" Fcrrall, “Bob” McClcnnan, "Phil" Gorman, and “Frank” DiLucia. The Class of '27 had one solitary boast on Eordham’s Championship Basketball team, and that was "Jim" De Lany. who saw to it that 27 gained its share of glory on the courts. With the college year in progress for about two months, the Seniors, feeling that they had found their dancing legs after the summer, and yielding to the call of the social whirl, conducted a dance on December at the Ambassador Hotel. Page 13} •I A .XI KS T. I 4 1. A X Y m cTfie cMneteen J enti s(j bn JtUroon The dance was really a triumph from every angle. Its great success was due to the etiWts of the Chairman of the Dance Committee. Kugene V. Tarrant, and his competent committeemen. "Joe Flesev, “AT’ Tally. John McCarty. Thomas J. Gallagher, and Kligio Del Gtiercio. A trifle before the coming of the first robin, came the call of the diamond, and the Class of '27 stepped forward to contribute "Jack” Murray. “Bill" Porter, and "Joe” Morris, to add to Fordham’s glory. The popular "Joe” Flesev occupied the Presidential Chair of the Athletic Association, while "Jim" Brcslin officiated as Vice-President, and "Frank' Dolan as Secretary. The managerial offices were competently tilled by Keats Bovd. Football Manager: "Bux” Dalton. Basketball Manager, and "Charlie” Zinn. Baseball Manager. This aggregation of men constituted the nucleus oi the Athletic s-sociation. A word must be said about FordhanTs boxing team, which performed so brilliantly in its first intercollegiate encounter, and whose organization and early training were almost wholly due to the efforts and labor of two members of '27, "Frank” DiLucia and "Hill ’ Ferrall, both of whom generously contributed their services as student coaches of the sport, while the latter, in addition, was a member of the team that met N. Y. U. The Class was well represented in track by "Bill” Mcnagh. “Frank" DiLucia. and “John" Dolan. "Joe" Plukas. diver extraordinary, was our contribution to the swimming team, while other candidates were "Jim” Shicl. "“Phil" Gorman, and Marry Kirby. The Class of 27, however, abounds in talent of an artistic nature, as well. The renowned Fordham Monthly lias, as Kditor-in-Chief. our own "Jack" McCann. who is aided and abetted bv such literary satellites as George Leonard, "Joe" Fechteler. and "Joe” Sherlock. The Rem, Fordham’s journalistic boast, is edited by “Tony" Dupraz. that master of the ink and cjuill. 11 is right band men are "Frank" Howley. Sports F.ditor; “Bill" Boyd. Business Manager; George Callahan. “Ed” Cullen. "Joe” Flesev, and "N'innv” O’Brien. Associate Editors, and “Joe” Brennan of the Business Staff. Ihe Mimes and Mummers must thank the Class of '27 for its wealth of dramatic talent. The actors are "Joe" Fechteler, "Al" Tally, "Frank” Fullam, George Spohr. and "Joe” Brennan, all of whom are thespians of rare merit and ability. In the field of playwrights, the Class has contributed "Jack" McCann. George Leonard, and Charles Divinev, the first two mentioned being the authors of the prize winning plays in the One Act Play Contests of 1925 and 1927. respectively. As for the stage-craft department, there are “Tom” Roberts. “Jim" Mullen. "Joe” Plukas, "Bill" Moriartv. "Leo" Yanowski. "'Pony" Dupraz. "Herb" Pane 184Twomey, and “Joe” Walsh. '1'he business affairs of the Mimes and Mummers are taken care of by the class financiers. "Herb” Twomey and Jerry Ratierty. The silver-tongued Nestors of the Council of Ik hate are “Joe bechteler, “Gene" Tarrant, “Frank” Fullam, "Jim" Breen, John Bryan. “Bill hennelly. Harry Kirby, “Tom” Purcell. John Conway, and George . Schneider, all oi whom arc orators of such rare ability that they could almost convince you that Prohibition is the savior of our nation, which i going some, as you 11 all agree. “Frank" Fullam it was who twice grasped the Alumni Oratorical medal from the hands of the best speakers of the school in the annual contests. The most distinguished and noteworthy achievement to be accomplished bv any individual member of the class, both for the honor of the class itself and for the honor of Fordham. was attained by Joseph S. Fcchteler. "Joe” was declared the winner of the elimination contest to decide the orator to represent Fordham in the National Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest. He has won laurels as a rhetorician of sterling merit and crowned his triumph in the forensic field by winning this coveted position for himself and for the Class of '27. The orchestra’s most accomplished musicians are "Jim" Breslin. pianist of parts; “Joe” Pctrolino, Director: “Gene" Tarrant. "Joe" Walsh, and “Kd" Cullen. FIIANCIS A. I I I.I.AM, JK. The Glee Club has won its laurels largely through the ability of “Bill" Moriartv. “Joe" Brennan, "Bill” Boyd, George Spohr, George Schneider, Anthony Dupraz. “Joe" Fechteler. “Bill" Fennelly. “Tom" Cusack. "Jack Duffy. "Leo Yanowski. “Jim" Mullen, and "Jack" Conway. The publishing of the Maroon was due to the efforts of "Joe" Sherlock, poet extraordinary. who is its Editor, and “Jerry” Rafferty. that sagacious financier, who is its Business Manager. These men were ably assisted by "Herb" Twomey. George Spohr. Kligio Del Guercio, “Jack" Dorsey, “Frank" Fullam. “Joe” Flcsey. "Joe" Toomcy. and K. Vincent FBrien, Art Editor. Whatever else there is to be said concerning the achievements of the Class of 27. both as a class and as individuals, has no place here. ... it is indelibly written in the annals of Fordham’s history. Let the archives speak for themselves. We have tried to the l est of our abilities to uphold the standards that are Fordham’s. and have ever cherished the ideals that are Fordham’s Our mission now is to “carrv on”, and. as we bend our steps toward the sun-plashed mountain’s peak, the banner we bear carries the inscription “EXCKLSI-( R”. And now, as we pass through the gateto meet all comers in the strife outside. Ik assured that the armor forged at Ford-ham is of tempered steel. Our weapons are keen and our spirits undaunted. e are fresh, well-groomed, and eager to do battle for God. for country, and ior Fordham. Let the curtain ring down. If we must make a final gesture, let it he a magnificent one. Let us drop a white flower upon the warm, green lawn—the symbol of the love our hearts carry for the Alma Mater which nurtured us. SKX lOlt Page 1863ht Jfientciriam John S. )’LEAiiv Ex-’27 Born December 26, 1905 OtecI July 4. 1924 Drowned at Far Rockaway, after heroically rescuim' live companions from the surf Re quiesce! in Pace!(I) —ST. I'KTKIC S I'KKI l-M MIS KI.l.ANKOl S (21 XAVIKK I'1C KF « History of the Class of 1928 OFFICERS Frank M. Cox............................................President Joskph Y. Gallagher............................... ice-President J. Gerard Cregan........................................Secretary Joseph Y. Higgins.......................................Treasurer Charles 1 . McGroddy....................................Historian HEX the class of ’28 returned in the Fall of 1026. it was good to see again the familiar faces, browned by the summer sun. turned once more toward the beloved paths of Knowledge. It was, too. a novel experience to feel that two joyous, profitable years of the college cycle had rounded their orbit, and that now a third was about to trace its path over the field of scholastic endeavor Page 193 The members of the Junior C'lass comprised four sections: A, B. C and I). Under the skillful leadership «»i the Reverend Fathers McCluskey, Han-rahan. Cunningham. Fortier, who replaced Fr. Cunningham during his recent illness, and Fasy, we were initiated in the science of thinking logically. We were fortunate in having patient, painstaking bather Tobin, S. J., as head of the Physics Department. He and his staff of assistants did all in their power to soften the hard knocks, and make tolerable the intricacies of Physics. To descend from the general to the particular, when the elections for class officers were held, the same staff of officers was unanimously chosen in recognition of its splendid service during Sophomore year. These officers were: Frank M. Cox, President; Joseph V. Gallagher, Vice-President; J. Gerard Crcgan, Secretary, and John Y. Higgins, Treasurer. While on the subject of elections, three others, ver important and vital to the class, took place. These three elections referred to arc respectively: chairman of the Ring Committee, won by John Galloway; Kditorship of the. 1928 Maroon, and it Management, won by J. Gerard Crcgan and G. loseph Minetti; and chairman of the Promenade Committee, won by Jerome 1). K.cresey. As for the Prom, what words can express our sincere appreciation of the meritoriously unique achievements of the Chairman. Jerome I). Keresey. and his committees? What pen could ever hope to portray the spirit of conviviality. beauty, glamour and romance that pervaded our Prom, which has been conceded, even by the most discriminating, as the finest ever run at Fordham? With the advent of autumn came Football. In answer to Coach Gargan’s call for candidates, men of ’28 eagerly responded. Three Juniors, the peerless “Zev" Graham, "Artie” O’Connor and "Kddic” Ryan.—all veterans,—won positions on the first and second teams. In the reliable reserve ranks were George Markey, “Phil” Liebl, and “Harry" Kloppenberg. The assistant managership of the sport went to Joseph Baltz. The management of the cross-country and track teams will he well taken care of by “Bill" Saich and "Big Tom" O’Malley, present assistant managers. The fleet “Artie" O’Connor lias won many laurels on the cinder and board tracks, while “Dick" McMahon has this year merited his ’Varsity letter over the "Field and Stream" route. "Charley" Timmes, too. is an ardent track enthusiast. When the new sport at Fordham, boxing, was inaugurated, there came to the fore as charter sponsors. “Chuck" Conway and “Bud" Conley. These leather pushers were of indispensable aid in developing a creditable team, which in its very first match disposed of New York University. On the swimming team, which is enjoying its second year at Fordham, we have “Fish" Farley, undefeated natator in intercollegiate competion. and twice captain of the Maroon representatives. "Flip" Brassel is undoubtedly booked to guide the destiny of the team next year as manager of the sport. Baseball now holds sway over all sports in point of interest and attraction. “Vinnie” Clancy, star fir t baseman will unquestionably get the first call for that position when the team takes the field; so also will "Bill" Byrne for the outfield. “Phil” Liebl for catcher, and “Joe" Harrington for pitcher. “Eddie” Ryan, is striving hard for an infield position and is far in the lead Pcge 195of the other candidates. Tom Rooney is making the regular outfielders step to hold their positions while "Johnny" Balog and “Joe" Reilly are out there twirling with the best of them. It looks like a good season for the Juniors. "Gene" McCaulitt. Captain of Tennis, has “Chick” McCarthy and “Dan" Daley as a nucleus of a veteran team, along with John Cosgrove, another Junior, whose chances of making the squad arc quite bright. Having dropped the curtain on our representatives in the world of sport, we reflect but a moment, and then present a very creditable representation of the Junior Class in the ranks of the Mimes and Mummers. In the annual Varsity play, three Juniors, namely. Warren Weld, J. Gerard Cregan and Charles B. McGroddv. were numbered in the cast, while John J. O'Brien and G. Joseph Minctti were on the business committee. Henry I Kennedy. William J. McDermott. Joseph A. Caffrey. Richard J. Marion. Leo Batten and Hugh Fenwick. were of the stagecraft crew. John A. Cosgrove was assistant-electrician. and Francis Van .Men. Master of Wardrobe. The Varsity One-Act Flay contest included productions from two i our playwrights, John A. O’Brien and Cornelius Spillane. while George Grainger. Charles Timmes, Joseph Diffley and Gerard Cregan played prominent roles in the various plays. There were many Juniors, too. among the outstanding members of the Council of Debate. Victor Lugowski held the office of Secretary, and John McCormick that of Treasurer, while Charles McGroddv. John Higgins, James Sccry and John J. Doherty, as members of the Varsity debating teams, did more than their share in defeating the opposing speakers representative of Randolph-Macon College and Catholic University. The (.Ice Club’s stellar performance in the annual intercollegiate contest was considerably aided by the voices of numerous Juniors, notably. Hugh Fenwick, “Curly" Seymour, "Bucky” Harris, Frank Charles, "Bill" Walsh, Leo Batten. "Bill" McDermott, John McCormick. "Charley" McGroddv. “Bob" Keegan. "Frank" Lawless. "Charley" Timmes. "Joe" Caffrey, "Bill" Zimmerman. "Artie" Sheehan. "Ed" Zimmerman, "Neal" Spillane. "Kd" Murphy. “Dick" McMahon. “Jack" Lyons. “Ed" Ryan and Howard Lallv. Conductor. nd now we come to our classmates who were prominently affiliated with the Monthly and the Ram. On the staff of the former, we boasted George Grainger, Assistant Editor-iii-Chicf, who has already proven himself a real poet, and Edward A. Nash, whose poems have likewise won him quite some fame. Others who contributed some choice prose and verse to the pages of the Monthly were Edward |. Komora and Edward Vogel. The Business Manager of the publication was G. Joseph Minctti. and on his staff were John J. Lowe, Thomas Rocliford. Edmund L’tkewicz, and Vincent Mazariello. Advertising Manager. The Raw staff was graced by several Juniors who were in large measure responsible for its popularity. Chief among these were: "Artie" Sheehan. Managing Editor: "Frank" Van Allen. Associate Editor; "Dan" Daley. "Charley" McGroddv. "Bob" Hein, “Bob" Keegan. Sports Staff; "Bill" Walsh. Circulation Manager; "Curley" Seymour and K. Paul Emmanuel. News Staff. To others wc leave the judging of how thoroughly we of the Junior Class were imbued with the traditional spirit of Rose Hill. Never, indeed, in the years to come, can we look hack upon our Junior year but as one of the most enjoyable of college life. Page 196S y;wceHT ■4%• THE SOPHOMOR -1  History of the Class of 1929 OFFICERS James Higgins ...................................President Donald Connors .............................Vice-President A. Sidney Barritt................................Secretory Raymond A. Hartigan .............................Treasurer Vincent E. Sheehan...............................Historian F course, even Clio herself wouldn't tell everything, and old Herodotus must have held back a thing or two, also. Unhappily, however, the part they leave out is usually the tale that cries out most deservedly for the permanency of print. Thus, the world still awaits the genius who will give it "The Outline of the History That Never Was Told.” or "The Story of What Was Left Out.” Meanwhile. we must try to beguile ourselves with the few luscious crusts of tact that they do toss us now and then. For in vain do we look for the prophet of the untold. He will rarely be found among tomes and archives. And he Page 199.will never l c found, for instance, in the person of the Pharisaical scribe who writes the memoirs of the Class of 29. While we maintained the careful watch and ward of an older brother over the naive and wayward Frosh, we were not unmindful of our own scholastic salvation. With the year well on its way, the annual class elections took place, and the final ballot elected Mr. James lli"gins to the office of Sophomore President. Don Connors was appointed to sit at the presidential elbow in the guise of Vice-President, and the secretarial and fiscal duties fell to the respective lots of Barritt and llartigan. To the popular “Joe” Walsh and his associates, our retiring rulers, went a heartfelt “Well done!" But Fall means Football, and Football means Fordham, and so it was not long before Coach Gargan's pigskin performers were the center of admiring Fordham eyes. The clarion call for candidates found no less than sixteen doughty Sophomores ready to do and die for dear old Fordham on the gridiron. Scully. Beloin. Smith. Politis. Cannella. Hermonat, Hutchins and Pol-let on the line; Grip. Conbov, Pant and McPIrov, of the famous backfield; all names to conjure with, even if we were to forget Prince, Reardon, Wazeter and Wearin. The wintry days were times of unusual Sophomoric activity in fields other than the white-lined green, however. The second year overlords trounced their F'rosh foemcn on the track, and then the far-famed Freshmen five of last year returned to the court long enough to show their successors the Fordham brand of basketball, and. incidentally, to garner the craved winning point in the Freshmen-Sophomore struggle for supremacy. If the vanquished were outdone in prowess, however, they were not to be surpassed in sportsmanship. On the night of January 14. therefore, the gallant Frosh tendered a smoker and banquet to the Class of 1929 in recognition of their conquerors' superior talents, and by that gracious gesture proclaimed that they actually took some part of the Freshman-Sophomore code seriously. The Sophomores were never really themselves after that; indeed, not long after, they decided on a representative form of government instead of the usual free-for-all. When Captain Leary and his mates had tucked away their little tno.e-skins for a while. Coach Kelleher prepared to trot the future Pastern basketball champs out on the Maroon court. The erstwhile Freshman wonders of 1925-26 were there to a man. and looked as great with “Varsity" across their chests as when they bore the Freshmen numerals to victory after victory. "Beau" Adams, as flashy a forward as Fordham ever boasted. “Xick" Land ers, of the deadly eye, Dougherty and Reardon, the demon pair at guard. Swcctman, Politis and Scully: these were some of the noteworthy Sophomore contributions to the champion courtmen of Fordham. Nor were we without our own private triumph before the last whistle sounded the knell of Lord Basketball. With the new year there entered upon its second span of happy existence the Inter-Class Basketball League. Not to be outdone bv their lettered brothers on the big team, the defending Sophomore champions took home seven victories, along with the tournament crown and the coveted penanls presented to the conquering quintet. The ubiquitous Captain Walsh. Tobianski. Callahan, Murphy, Morgan. Schmidt and Cobb helped quite a bit. of course. But the second year irrepressibles were not absent from those fields of Page 201 Fordham endeavor which favor mind above muscle,—notwithstanding all the cries of “over-emphasis." For when the Mimes and Mummers brought to the Varsity stage a gaily pathetic and ever charming “Beau Urummcl," three of our number graced the footlights and gained the plaudits of critic and audience alike. Cronin as an intelligent Reginald. Carroll in the role of the mercantile Vincent, and Clement as one of the perplexing ladies. And again, in March, the Sixth Annual One-Act Play Contest brought further laurels to the ranks of '29. Dick Kevin, Sophomore’s leading actor and playwright, carried off second honors for authorship with “Pharisees ', a rollicking study in Prohibitionist hypocrisy, while Cronin of histrionic fame contributed not a little towards making "Vox Popttli" the prize play that it was. We had, besides. able representation in all departments of the one-act tournament in the persons of Ryan. McAulev. Clement. Brock. Brandon. McGuire. Caslin and Lilliedahl. Xor must one imagine we were wanting in sterner parts. Among the busy journalists whose cave is the clever, newsy Ram we boasted five Sophomore scribes: Coan. Adams. McCarron, Whalen, and Evans, and when The Fordham Monthly held it annual bam net there sat around the lestive board four more of our literary lights; Hopkins. Carroll. Lawless and Sheehan, not forgetting the circulating McCarthy. In the Council of Debate we thundered with the loudest and most eloquent, and as for the lusty Quill Club.—why, the Sophomoric Poes and Henrys were the whole story. Meanwhile, the lamb-like lions of March crept in. bringing with them the first Varsity boxing team in Fordham's history. And when the Maroon's first sally within the ropes met with such shining success. I’ollet. Dorsey. San-sone. and the victory-snatching Hutchins were among the Sophomores we gave to Fordham's newest sport. The other indoor sports had each their quota, too; Adams. Crozicr. Travers. Rooney and Lachnicht in the tank, and Brennan, the cross-country captain. Shefflot. Coyle. Reagan. Connors. Miller. Hayden and Evans on the armory boards. Now with Spring and baseball at hand. Cooney. Murphy and Hanlon will soon be toeing the mound with Landers and Shefflot receiving, while Egan, Cobh. Coleman. Bant and Walsh fill out the second year contingent on the Fordham diamond. And tennis, finally, will have Meyer. King and Duress. Perchance, if hockey conics, we’ll not he far behind. 'Phe Glee Club, the Orchestra, the Sodalities, the Athletic Association, this poor historian might go on for pages more, and let much unrecorded go. But we must haste; the Second Act is closing, and the curtain hovers from above. Towards the wings there exists, laughingly, the Sophomore. Wise Fool and Prince of Students. Page 202 History of the Class of 1930 )FFICKRS Joseph Waters .. Edward Hit.hks Charles Mickey John Mara ...... .....President I iee-President .....Secretary .....Treasurer ARMY morning of the fifteenth of September, 1926. saw, gather-ing on the hallowed campus of Fordham. those individuals who were later to constitute the class of l‘ 30. Some fresh from prep prep school achievements marched bravely up the path with the air of Alexander seeking new worlds to conquer, but the majoritv, cowed and awestruck by their proximity at last to college life, advanced tint- |s Paqe 205 idly, casting frightened yet eager glances to either side. At length, having somewhat successfully endured the amused scrutiny of the upper classmen, the newcomers were summoned into the auditorium, to he parcelled off, into classes. Dismissed, but not without a warning t return at eleven o’clock, they clustered in groups to exchange "impressions” until the fatal hour should find them again assembled to have the "Fordham spirit inculcated." The process of inoculation was much milder than most expected, but it gave promise of dire happenings in the immediate future. It consisted of short addresses by various moderators or officers of the different organizations on the campus. The second day the Freshmen were well started on their college careers by a first taste of college classes. They were divided into five sections under the kind tutelage of l;r. McGarvey, S. J., Mr. I.eigy and Mr. King as guides for their future adventures in the Latin idiom; hr. Fremgen. S. J. as mentor in their Greek meanderings; hr. hay. S. J., hr. Zema, S. J. and Mr. hoy as mouthpieces of the Muse of History, and Fr. Devereaux. S. J.. Mr. G. Walsh. S. J.. and Dr. Winslow as professors respectively of precepts of poetry, prose composition, and oral English. Xo longer than the second day. however, did the Sophs delay the exercise of their traditional disciplinary rights. On the hapless and verdant freshmen their wrath broke with fury. Assembled again in the auditorium, the Frosh filed, one by one. on to the stage and received their badges of servitude together with a copy of tin Freshman “Kible." but none dared to try open revolt and the melancholy procession wound down the path to the main gate, topped by ridiculous caps and with trousers rolled up t«» reveal the pure expanse of dyclcss socks. Thus was received the baptism of tire. One clause, however, in that dread book gave them hope. If. by chance or valor, they could defeat the Sophomores in three out of five athletic contests. emancipation would be secured. Hence it was with eager expectation that the Freshmen looked forward to the date of the first contest, a tug of war, and when they had won it overwhelmingly, jov reigned in the Freshmen camp. The Frosh lost the next event consisting of five boxing bouts. Not long afterwards the fleet-footed upper classmen likewise out-ran the yearlings in the track meet, but were subsequently vanquished in swimming. With the score now even at two and two, the hopeful aspirants for freedom looked forward to the last event, the basketball game, but they were ignominiously defeated. Meanwhile, however, came the first Varsity football game and with it the traditional Freshman Sophomore rush between the halves. Who can forget that day; the Frosh cohorts inarched defiantly around the field until the harassed Sophomores formed and attacked. Turn Caodos! In one minute not an enemy was standing on his feet. In two minutes all was over and the yearlings had marched to triumphant victory. In the meantime an extra large freshman squad had been seen on the football field and they were soon weeded out and formed into a Freshman Football team. With such stars as Del Negro. O’Shea and Vergara it was an easy matter for them to finish the season with four victories, one tie, and one defeat. While the dull thud of tackled bodies and the pound of cleats on the sod was resounding, the Freshmen, not content with but a single sport, organized a golf team which promises to become the nucleus, for several years, of a Varsity team. Merola, Higgins, Kenny and Mara were the initial members. Page 207Easily winning their two matches, one with Evander Crilds High School and one with Mt. Vernon High School, they proved worthy members of the class of '30. In the annual presentation of the Mimes and Mummers '30 was well represented in a small cast. Messrs. O'Xeil. Waters. Missack, Hollenbach and Seitz all did their bit toward making the play the success that it was. All had rather important parts considering that the merit of "Beau Brummel" lies almost entirely in the character of the Beau. lust before the Christmas vacation began announcement was made of the Aloysian Pilgrimage to Rome and 1930 enrolled three of her members for the tup. Rough ran. Carroll, and I. Heide, the Frosh representatives on this journey, left on December 15th and returned on January 17th with many strange and delightful tales for the regalement of their classmates. n January 14th the Freshmen gave to the Sophomores the long delayed smoker promised as a forfeit for losing the series of contests. It was truly a superb affair. Boxing hunts were the feature of the evening, interspersed with songs and ukulele accompaniments: a comic bout and a Charleston contest. The Freshman Basket1 all Team meanwhile had been supporting the honor of ’30 on the court. With twelve games scheduled, they won eight and lost four: which is a creditable average. ?nong their victims were St. Francis, Monroe. De W itt Clinton. Fordham Prep. St. John's College Freshmen. St. Anne’s, and Regis. With such stars as Mulvey, Xeilan. Anglim. and Fdwards the record is easily explained. This year for the Iir-1 time a Freshman Swimming Team was organized. Following the excellent example set bv their seniors, the Varsity Swimming Team, they defeated three of their four opponents: C. C. X. V. Frosh. All Hallows . and Monroe fell before us. hut we bowed t the mermen from George Washington. On the team were Lvttle. Weed, Plunkett. Hughes. McGrath and McKernan. The Freshman debating team. Kenny. Dohn. and Quinn, defeated in their first public debate the Freshmen the W ashington Square Branch of X. Y. I . With John Walsh writing for the Monthly and Lynch. Carroll and I vers on the star: of The A' -■:. '30, was well represented in the literary line. And now the call of spring is heard. The Freshman Class of 1930 will soon find themselves a Sophomore organization and having passed this year of probation will Ik- ready to walk on an equal footing with the lordly upperclassmen. They have made an impression, indeed, upon the pages of Fordham history, but more comforting still, they have given promise of the support they will give in the future to Fordham and her loyal sons. True, owing to the lately enforced Freshman rule in athletics they have contributed no members to Varsity teams, but on the various Freshman organizations their stars have received excellent training and next year the class will have a full quota of varsity representatives. It is with bright memories that '30 bids farewell to Freshman year. Page 20SIHeads of College Organizations The Monthly............... The Rani.................. The Minus ana Mummers... The Glee Club............. The Council of Debate..... The Harvester Club........ The Mendel Club........... The Connecticut Club...... Thc Press Club............ The Quill Club............ The Parthcnian Sodality... The Day Students' Sodality. The College Band.......... The College Orchestra..... The Athletic Association.. The Maroon................ I I ...........John A. C. McGann. '27, Editor ............. nthony K. Dupraz, '27. Editor ...........C». H. F. Leonard. '27. President ........Esmond W. Moriarty, '27. Chairman ........Joseph F. Fechtki.ER. 27. President ...............F. Keats Boyd, '27. President ...............Thomas Baker. '29. President .............Michael J. Nolan . '28. President ..........Francis I. How ley, '27. Chairman ...........Donald F. Connors. '29. President .............William P. Boyd, '27. Prefect .............Francis A. Fullam, 27. Prefect ...............James F. Breslin. '27. Leader ...........Joseph A. Petroling, '27. Director ...........lOSEPH P. PLUSES’. 2 . President J. Russell Sherlock, 27, Editor Jerome I’. Rafferty, '27. Business Manager Page 211Staff of the Fordham Monthly Editor-in-Chicf Assistant Editor-in-Chief John A. C. McGaxx, '17 George Grainger, ’28 Associate li litors J. Russell Sherlock, '27 Edward YV. Nash. ’28 G. H. F. Leonard, '27 Vincent F. Siieeiian, ’29 Easiness Manager G. Joseph Minettj. '28 Advertising John J. Lowi:, '28 Thomas E. Rocheord, ’28 Edmond A. Utki-wicz, '28 Circulation James J. McCarthy, ’29 James J. Lawless. '29 'acuity Iodcraior Rev. Augustus M. Fkemcen, S. J. Pa ye 212The Fordham Monthly NE of the surest criteria of a college s academic standing is the quality of its literary magazine. Just as a man may be judged by the company he keeps nr the books he reads, so can a school magazine be tlie measure of the intelligence and learning of the student body that publishes it. The ini|x rtance of the literary magazine assumes new proportions as we observe it in this light and though the editors of the Ford Ham Monthly may never have looked upon their work from this angle but would rather consider it as their contribution to and appreciation of the field of literature. nevertheless, they have unwittinglx lx en witnesses to tne erudition and academic standing of Fordham. An estimation of the quality of that presentation is not intended here, lest such a judgment Ik open to the charge of partiality and thus discounted. But the difficulty may easily be avoided In a reference to tile exchange columns of contemporary college magazines and the acknowledgment accorded it by the reviews of college literature. I he purpose of this little outline is not one of criticism but of information— the giving of a brief account of the part played by the memliers of the Class of 1927 in maintaining the traditions of the fordham Monthly: to ap-plaud the individual writer rather than praise the combined effect and to extend our congratulations to our fellow classmates who have so persistently and successfully labored at their task. And we feel that there is no more suitable way in which to begin such a tribute than to acknowledge with appreciation and admiration the devotion of Father Augustus M. Frcmgcn, S. J., to the fortunes of The Monthly. He has ever been constantly at his task of Moderator, the first to praise and the last to disapprove; giving throughout lus years of work a touching picture ot perseverance in tne face of discouragement and of humility amidst the plaudits and acclaim of recognition. That a great deal of the success of The Mont lily is due to him is no more forcefully realized than by the members of the stall and they take this opj ortiiiiity of making public the appreciation and thanks they have always felt. The contributions of the men of 27 began with the opening of school hack-in the fall of 1923. when John McCann wrote the first of his critical essays and at the same time took charge of the book review department, in which his splendid “Opinions on Books” was to gain for him so much praise. J. Russell Sherlock was assigned to the exchange eclilorsnip and ins criticisms soon became a byword as examples of telling the truth and yet being pleasant about it. It was in Freshman year that he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for poetry, especially achieving recognition in his free verse—a difficult medium and one not easily mastered. During Sophomore and Junior these two were joined by George Hilary Leonard. a writer whose abilities had been confined to stage productions for The Mimes and Mummers. Light essays and stories were his forte and along these lines he has struck off many a witty but penetrating criticism ot the lighter modes of life. When graduation for '26 rolled around there were editorships to be filled. Into the chair of Hditor-in-Chicf was placed one who, in |x lmcai jargon, mignt Page MShave lieen termed the only logical candidate. John A. C. MeGann. That the staff could possibly have had at its head a man who was more capable or deserving of that honor than he, is not conceivable. He filled a position, at all times hard, hut now doubly so due to a scarcity of writers. When he assumed command in the hall of 1926 lie was in the same position in which a baseball coach might be, beginning a season minus a pitching staff and with indifferent fielders and hitters, flu veteran writers oi 2a and -6. so long identified with the magazine, were gone and there remained hut three of the Class of 1927—MeGann. Sherlock and Leonard, while 1928 was represented by Nash. Grainger and Sheehan. A capable nucleus, if you will, hut hardly a complete team. However. Father Fremgen was still Moderator and with his way of getting the best out of his writers, the 1927 edition of The Monthly was launched with some misgivings, perhaps, but not amid any splash of adverse criticism. For a literary magazine which can boast of forty-five years of existence the publication of a new''edition is all in the day's work and the present issue lias received its full share of the success and acclaim accorded its predecessor. During the past year. "Joe" Sherlock, though handicapped bv the staggering amount of work connected with his duties as Kditor of the Maroon, nevertheless contributed his quota of delightful poetry—poetry that was as striking for its daring originality as it was for that delicate shading of expression, so characteristic SANCTUM Page I 14of his pen. Among his particularly good pieces were Codes, Odysseus, 7 he {leathered Hills and To One Estranged. Leonard had succeeded to that post of doubtful pleasure—editing The Antidote. The work itself was trying enough, considering the difficulty ot‘ appearing funny when one’s thoughts might be pursuing a course far from the track of humor, but George had the added disadvantage of conducting a department that was measured by the exceedingly high standards of its former editors. That his efforts were fully as good as then 's, is the consensus of honest opinions among the readers. Among the features of the year, the essays on historical decades and those on the constitutional law of Great Britain, written by Kditor McGann, were easily the most erudite and scholarly contributions that have graced the pages of The Monthly, not only during the past year but in any year. They formed a fitting climax to four years of work and embody in them all the perfections of sound literature. 11 is comprehensive criticisms of books he continued to the final issue, showing exceptional ability in his treatment of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan and The Story of Philosophy. Others of the class who contributed occasionally were Philip Carney, originator of the quaint Irish sketches; Daniel Curry and Joseph Kechteler, who edited the alumni notes and turned a good hand at an occasional editorial. Nash. Sheehan and Grainger were the stars for the Juniors and by the excellency of their work leave little doubt that Tin Monthly will be left in capable and willing hands. George Grainger is the present Assistant Kditor-in-Chicf, with G. Joseph Minetti caring for the financial end of the magazine. To these we hand on the command—“Carry On", with only the wish that, despite the amount of discouragement faced or apparent failure to be turned aside, they will, in all their work, derive as much pleasure from editing the magazine as we did. Page 215Ram Editorial Staff Editor-in-Chief................................... nthony E. Dupraz 27 On si ness Manager..................................William I . Boyd 27 Managing Editor................................ ktiii r M. Sheehan 28 . Issociate Editors Edward J. Cullen 27 Joseph I . Flesey 27 E. V incent O'Brien 27 Francis A. Full am '27 Edward A. Coan '29 Frank P. Van Allen ”'28 Sport lulitor.....................................Francis I. I low ley 27 Sports Staff Daniel M. Daley ‘28 Robert ]. Hein ‘28 George A. Callahan '27 Robert J. Keegan ‘28 William C. Adams '22) . r:es Editor,................................Robert J. McCarron ‘20 Circulation Manager....................................William R. Walsh '28 AVft’.V Staff Frank S. Carroll ‘30 Francis I. Seymour 28 Phillip Hollenrach 30 James I). Ivers '30 William F. Lynch ’30 E. l u l Emmanuel 30 Business Staff Edward P. Whalen '29 ' Joseph P. Brennan ‘30 Martin J. Lekhninan '30 J. Earl Evans ‘30 Page 216 The Fordham Rum KI K anyone at Fordham asked which of the organizations maintained at the college is one of the most active and energetic within its properly restricted area, he would in truth he compelled to designate The Ram. It is at once Fordham's official mouthpiece, booster and press-agent. the advertiser and staunch supporter of every organization and activity in the University, the voice of the student body, the cementing principle between the various schools of the University and the trumpeter of the news and doings of Fordham and 1‘ordhamites. As it now stands, the paper is accredited as ln ing among the best of its kind in the Hast. And this is winnowed from the criticisms of authorities on journalism and various editors of contemporary college newspapers. The Rum is a weekly embracing eight pages and featuring the news of the college. I he front sections are devoted to feature articles, general college news, an editorial and a humor column. Two pages are given to sports and athletic activities. In addition to running straight sport news articles, this section is made particularly interesting by showing a double column written by the sports editor who officiates as sport critic and commentator. However, while The Rain is es-sentiallv a college paper, this is not its sole office. It is also a University paper with pages devoted to the news of the Alumni. I .aw School, Pre-Law. Graduate School. Pharmacv and School of Social Service. There is no department of the University, no activity involving Fordham. whose voice is not heard through its pages and whose happenings are not chronicled with distinction in its columns. But we have been viewing The Ram only in its maturity. Let us peep into the past and have a glance at its conception and infancy. The Fordham Raw sprang into being in the Winter of 1917—ten years ago. Fordham was then beginning to feel in her veins the might of her power. Like the lion that stopped at the brink of a lake for a drink and as he bent his head, saw in the still, sparkling waters his huge, powerful self. so. figuratively speaking, did Fordham. This awakening naturally gave rise to new needs; and one of these was the necessity of a college weekly. Accordingly. Mr. now Father Daniel J. Quigley. S. J.. then Professor of Journalism, stepped into the breach and The Raw sprang into being. Paul O'Keefe. '19. was appointed the first Editor-in-Chicf. These two were the founders of The Raw and to them must go the credit of nurturing the voting Ram through the precarious days of infancy. Then the war came: from an institution of culture and learning. Fordham was transformed into an arsenal and barracks. The vicissitudes of conflict are many: and in time of war the true patriot sacrifices all and flies to the colors. So it was with The Raw. which, though still young, was none the less a true patriot and in 1918 fell into oblivion so that her handlers might take up the sword. Fortunately, its consignment to oblivion was short lived. For The Raw raised its head once more and returned to stay. Father Gerald C. Treacy, S. J.. and Father Ignatius Cox. S. L. started the work and to them we owe our appreciation for the energy and enterprise they expended in bringing The Raw back to Fordham. They gathered together a competent staff with John E. Devlin. Pape 217 ‘23, as Fklitor-iu-Cliief. and Charles F Kenna, '23, Business Manager. Xat-urallv. tin going was a bit rough for a time but these men were equal to the task arid The Kent passed safely through the dangerous days of puberty. In the Fall of 1922 Father Treacy. S. J.. was transferred to the staff of America; and Mr. McGrath. S. J.. was appointed Assistant Moderator. Father Cox. S. J., remaining Moderator. John K. Devlin, '23, officiated as Editor with George A. Brooks. '24, Managing Editor. June of 1923 saw the graduation of Mr. Devlin, and Mr. Brooks, Managing Editor from the previous year, came into the editorship, while Edward B. Lyman, '25. became Managing Editor, ided and encouraged by the advice and guidance of Father Cox. S. J.. and Mr. McGrath. S. J.. these men made firm the foundations laid for them and established the now flourishing Ram as a permanent Fordham institution. The scholastic year. 1924-1925, saw The Rain grow stronger as a journal and become more deep-rooted in the hearts of Fordham men. During this year. Mr. Lyman was Editor and Arthur J. Taylor. '26. Managing Editor. Mr. liunn. S. J.. and Mr. McGrath, S. J., remaining Moderator and Assistant Moderator. Up to this time The Rani was still struggling for recognition as a vital organ of the college; but during this year it came into its own and assumed the n pressive and dignified size it now has. From a rather modest and unpretentious college weekly it has blossomed into more than a representative paper. The year 1924-1925 marked a period of real progress for The Ram. as it grew not only in circulation, but also in actual agate lines, features, make-up and general news scope. In the Fall of 1925 Mr. Taylor took up ihe reins of Editor-in-Chief with Anthony E. Dupraz. '27. assisting him in the role of Managing Editor. The Ram saw a very prosperous year with Father li. A. McGarvey as Moderator, and under the liuaucial supervision of Mr. McGrath. S. J., who, besides being the mainstay of The Ram's finances, was a constant aid and help to the entire organization. Much of the success of The Ram for 1925-'26 was due to his seemingly tireless energy. The beginning of 1926 saw the coming of Father A. Devereux. S. J.. the present Moderator of The Ram. with Mr. Dupraz as Editor, Mr. McGrath remaining as Moderator of the business staff. It is not premature to say that this has been The Ram's banner year. 'Pile advent of Father Devereux. S. I., certainly proved favorable. Mis fine personality and adroit leadership whetted the morale of the staff to a proper edge and conditions are now the most propitious in all The Rum's history. Father Devereux. S. J.. Mr. McGrath. S. |.. and Mr. Dupraz. realizing that The Ram had gained its proper growth in point of size and extension, settled down to perfecting the paper. Fordham now boasts a college weekly deserving every possible plaudit, not only on the grounds of loyalty and college spirit alone, but also on itv merits as an exemplary piece of journalism. The Class of '27 is proud to say that the nucleus of the present Ram staff, which has so distinguished itself, is composed of Seniors. It numlx-rs on tin-staff the Editor-in-Chief. Tony Dupraz. who has labored so earnestly in bringing The Ram to its present high standing. In addition, it has Trank llowlev. Sports Editor and critic extraordinary; Joe Elesey. who conducts the humor column; inny O Brien. Art Editor; k.j Cullen. (ieorf c Callahan and Trank Fullam, Assn- Page 2 ISdate Editors: and Bill Boyd. Business Manager. To these men goes a large share of the glory that is The Rani's. It is the boast of The Rani that it stands for Fordham and the interests that are Fordham's. The Ram has established itself beyond all doubt as a permanent and necessary institution. . s the Class of '27. which has had such a vital part in its rearing, leaves the stage, it hands this motto to those who remain, that they carry on the great work of The Ram and lead it even to greater heights. Be assured that we who now go forth from Fordham are looking fondly back with misty eves and strained to see The Ram doing all things for itself and for our Alma Mater.The Mimes and Mummers OFFICERS C.KoRcr. H. Lkonard. 17..... W 11.1.1 AM MukiarTv. 17.... I OS Kl 11 PiKKN N A X, 17. TllOMAS Robkrts. 17......... josKl’H FkCIITKLER. -7 Alfred Tally. 17 ..... John McCann. ’ 17 1 I KRRKRr Twom ky ......... Mr. Glenn E. W alsh, S. J .............President ........I iee-President .............Secretary .............Treasurer ............Directors ....f it si ness I onager ...['acuity Moderator Page 220The Mimes and Mummers KFORE wc begin tlii- little chronicle let us come to a mutual understanding. There is. you will concede, a vast gap between the average amateur production and that of the professional. And. in a general sense, the preceding may be taken as a compliment t«» the professional. However the adjective "terrible” may be applied to either as is quite often the case. • hold no brief for the Little Theatre nor for the traveling repertory companies of ham and-eggers. And so in calling the Mimes and Mummers an amateur dramatic society. we do not wish the common interpretation of amateur taken. Xor couid we praise that organization by calling it the equal of a professional group. In short, the Mimes and Mummers belongs some place in between your parish dramatic society and the Theatre Guild. We shall not venture, with our poor instruments, to charter its exact position. The regime of Mr. Edward II. P.unn. S.J.. as moderator of dramatics began simultaneously with the advent of the class of 1927 into Fordham. To him. then, in a great part should go the credit f «r whatever the members of this class have achieved in the society. As an instructor in the technique of the one-act play, as a director of the Varsity plays and as a guide to the current professional productions, the class is deeply indebted to him. He inaugurated, as moderator, the Freshman ' )ne-act I May Contests and under his direction the staging of "The Rivals”. “Alberic" and "Pals First" was a successful enterprise. Away hack in Freshman, the class o; 1927 became activelv interested in the work of the Mimes and Mummers. In the varsity play, Sheridan’s “Rivals”, Messrs. Fechteler. Fullam. Brennan and McGowan were cast. Back-stage began the long and weary careers of Thomas Roberts, William Moriar-ty and "Tim" Maloney as stagehands, with the ever vigilant "Tony" Dupraz throwing switches and blowing fuses. When Mr. Bunn organized the Freshman Workshop among those present were Jerome 1 Rafferty, j. Russell Sherlock. John McCann. Charles 1 ,. Diviney and G. H. F. Leonard. The ’Varsity One-Act Play contest was held that year in November (there were no Freshman Contests at the time) and the class was represented by "The Date” from the pen of Mr. Leonard. Among the members of this class that shone as actors in the live plays produced were Mr Fechteler, as a shipwrecked captain. Mr. hullam. as an elegant Tory and Mr. McCooev as mine genial host of the inn. Mr. Leonard also appeared as the juvenile in his own play. At the election of officers in June of Freshman year Mr. Fechteler was elected Secretary. Sophomore year, in respect to the 'Varsity One-Act Play Contest at least, was a great year for the class. Three plays by men of 1927 were chosen. They were "My Son" bv Charles F.. Divinev, "Outside Granada" by John A. C. McGann and "The Gentleman" hv G. H F. Leonard. Mr. Fechteler ap peared in the play Mr. McGann wrote and directed, Mr. Flesey in "The Gentleman", which Mr. Leonard wrote, acted in and directed. Prominent among the casts of the plays written by others were Messrs. Fullam. Brennan and McCooev. Page 22 The contest was won hv McCann’s poetic drama, with second place going to Diviney’s comedy. The ‘Varsity play found Mr. McCooey in one of the leading comedy parts and Mr. h'echteler as the inevitable Moorish potentate. The play itself, "Alberic’ , excited much comment. Lest you forget, it was a series of tableaux, requiring some seven or eight changes of scene. This required a great deal of work on the part of the stage crew. Messrs. Roberts. Moriartv. Maloney and Brennan pushed the city of Antioch around the stage (when the curtain was down, of course), while Mr. Dupraz and Mr. Twomev showed up the sets in best advantage with tluir arrangement of the light. Mr. Mclnernev and Mr. Leonard acted I a property men. the business )n the business committee at this time were cKnitUK ii. r. i,konaicn Messrs. Rafferty. Keating and Devaney. W hen elections were held at the close of the vear Mr. I'ullam was chosen Secretary. When Junior year rolled around the class continued in it dramatic work. Mr. lames Mullen was appointed stage manager with Mr. Roberts as his assistant. Mr. Twomev. because of his clever work with the lights in the production of “Alberic". was appointed chief electrician. Mr. Walsh served as assistant. 'Pile Varsity play was a modern comedy from the pen of Marry Leon W ilson, "Pals First". ()ne of the leads had been played In “Tom" W ise, which part naturally fell to Mr. Talley. Mr. McCoocy's successor in "heavy" comedy parts (joke). In this production Mr. h’echteler appeared as a Southern Colonel. The play proved most popular with the audience which had been clamoring for something up-to-date. Mr. Rafferty made all the necessary business arrangements for the play. The one-act play contest of this year found the Class of 1927 again represented by Mr. Leonard. The name of the piece was "Words and Music" in which Mr. Spohr appeared under the direction of the author. Mr. h'echteler played the Duke of Wellington in another play. Mr. Talley an inn keeper and Mr. Indiani an Irish revolutionist. Backstage, of course, were Messrs. Roberts, Yan-owski. Moriartv. Maloney. Plukas and Twomev. changing city apartments into Egyptian hovels in a minimum space of time. At the election i officers all were chosen from members of the class of 1927. Mr. Leonard became President. Mr. Moriartv Vice-President. Mr. Brennan Secretary and Mr. Roberts Treasurer. The Board of Directors was composed of Messrs. McCann, h'echteler and Talley. Mr. Rafferty, because of his connection with the Maroon left the business management Ti the hands of Mr. Twomev who. in turn, surrendered ihe position of electrician to Mr. Walsh. And so the okokok a. simhik. .ik. Senior year began. Page ZZZClyde Fitch's “Beau Mnimnicl" was the 'Varsity play. It was produced under the direction of Mr. Glen K. W alsh, S.J.. who succeeded Mr. Bunn. S.J.. as moderator. The leading role was played by Mr. Kechtcler. His interpretation of the part, written for and played by Mansfield, was universally acclaimed. Mr. Talley was cast in the second part of valet to the Beau. Mr. Roberts acted as stage manager, with Mr. Moriarty as his assistant. Fr. F. X. Talbot. S.J., the literary editor of that excellent weekly "America”, said of the production "it is primarily a character study, and as such demands lor its perfect representation an actor with the personality i a Mansfield. Racking a Mansfield. I'ordham was most fortunate in having a Kechtcler. In their presentation of Beau Brummcl regarded from any aspect, the Mimes and Mummers gave a collegiate performance that was most commendable.” The class of 1927 was again represented in the one-act play contest by “Vox Populi". written and directed by Mr. G. H. F. Leonard. The leading role was assayed by Mr. Kechtcler and through his splendid characterization of the King, the play won first prize. Mr. Talley was voted the best actor of the evening fur his efforts in two plays and Mr. Kechtcler was chosen the second best. Mr. Spohr accompanied Mr. Talley in his transition from a Xew York p ditioian to an English archer in both plays. Mr. DelGuercio appeared as a French prisoner with Mr. Talley. s a hit of addenda we should like to note that this chronicle is merely concerned with the relation between the Minus and Mummers and the class of 1927. It is in no wise a history of the dramatic society's accomplishments during the last four years, but merely a record of the part this class has played in them. AI.1ICKI I. TAI.LIIY, .lit. Page 223The Fordhatn University Glee Club Thk Rev. Charles J. Foley, S, J. W. Kenneth Bailey M odcrator Conductor Mr. Kdmund M. Holden Accompanists Mr. George O’Grady Hoard of Directors Esmond W. Moriarty. 27. Chairman Rev. Charles J. Foley, S. J. William R. Walsh '28 W. Kenneth Bailey Arthur M. Sheehan ’28 William I . Boyd '27 William J. McDermott '28 George V. Schneider '27 James J. Lawless ’29 Joseph P. Brennan '27, Librarian Alfred B. Brunncci Charles S. DcLaney William J. McDermott Paul A. McGlone F.smond . Moriartv 1 liomas J. Muller John J. Lennon First Tenors Lawrence P. Linsky Cornelius J. Mahoney Edward . Ryan Francis I. Seymour Edward V. Zimmerman William J. Zimmerman Second Tenors Richard I. Kevin Joseph A. Novella Francis A O’Xeill W illiam F. Donnelly Min F. Fitzsimons David Gleeson Stephen J. Jarema Joseph P. Brennan John 11 Boyle John F. Conway Theodore Lett is William F. McAloon John J. Kelly John B. I.azzari Joseph A. Lepree Francis A. Sullivan Hector I . Troncoso Edward J. Murphy Charles A. Murphy George V. Schneider Baritones J. Earl Evans John Finn William R. Walsh Edward J. Weitekamp Hugh J. Fenwick Kdmund J. Hoey Robert J. McCarron Edward B. Brand Lawrence X. Brock Joseph F. Fechteler John J. Fullam William F. Harris Philip II. I lollenbach Henry P. Kennedy Arthur M. Sheeh an George R. Smith Janies P. Smith Cornelius F. Spillane Charles E. Duross Burton Edwards Joseph F. Monaghan Thomas M. Mulcahy Henry A. Mulcahy lames T. Russell Frank E. Scully Edward J. Doran Joseph . Doran Anthony E. Dupraz Edward F. Dinner Charles B. McGroddv Alexander C. Burlinson Joseph A. Caff rev Daniel M. Daly Richard J. Devine Joseph F. Diftley Roger F. Di Pasca Francis A. Lawless James J. Lawless John 11. Low John J. McCormick John J. Wilkinson Thomas I. Baker William J. Bell J. Roger Carroll William J. Collins Charles B. Dalv John J. Faliliee Basses William F. Fennelly Janies A. Higgins Robert J. Keegan Richard J. Lutz Richard 1L McMahon Charles J. Missack Francis C. Murphy Dennis A. O'Connor Howard A. Seitz Lawrence J. Scully Edward M. Shank v Edward P. WhalenGlee Club 1TII the tarnishing of drooping foliage and with the soothing coolness of late ()ctobcr zcphvrs, the Fordham University Glee Cluh began its fourth season of activity. The fourth year, indeed, gave promise of being a fruitful one though the pace set during the three preceding seasons was anything but a mild one. The Reverend Charles J. Foley. S. J.. succeeded the Reverend John J. O’Connor. S. J., as faculty moderator of the Cluh. It was under Father Foleys guidance and that of Mr. . Kenneth Bailey, musical director, that the 1926-27 songsters so successfully and commcndablv concluded another chapter of choral history. The Club made its initial appearance for the year in "The Hardman Hour” broadcast from station MCA. The seelctions were rendered with that tasty nicety so typical of the Fordhani Glee Club’s recitals. 1 hough the ranks of the singers had been sadly depleted by the loss of '26 men. these, their successors, proved to be of the same worthy timber. During the past three years the Glee Club has made many friends, and as everybody is wont to visit friends at least once a year, the singers took up the responsibilities of their office and visited Our l.ady of Good Counsel College and the Marquette Club as the first and second respective appearances of the season. These two events, along with the Scranton trip of two years ago, are among the Glee Club’s most cherished memories. The third concert was conducted at St. Margaret's Church under the auspices Page -of the Holy Name Society of that parish. From all accounts the concert was considered delightful. The Bronx Legal Association was the next to claim the services of the Club. A short programme was rendered for them at the Concourse Plaza Hotel. For the first time in two years the idea of a double quartet reappeared when eight star singers were delegated to sing at the elevation of officers of the New Rochelle Knights of Columbus Council. Their second appearance was made at the Concourse Plaza Hotel when they sang for the benefit of the Catholic Cancer Hospital of the Bronx. By this time the ('.lee Club had gotten into full swing. Their repertoire had swelled to a total of some fifty or sixty selections and they were prepared to do great work. It was on the twelfth day of March that Fordham was represented in the great Intercollegiate Glee Club Contest for the third time. There were some fifteen Colleges from all parts of the United States who competed for the coveted prize, and though the award was given to another college. one who had enjoyed longer experience in concert singing. Fordham was accreditably represented. More than an ordinary portion of credit is due to the Intercollegiate singers for their diligence in daily rehearsals and their conscien-ciousness in the work. The fifth official appearance of the Glee Club was made on St. Patrick's day at the Cathedral College Auditorium. At the request of Father McDonnell, the Club sang an elaborate programme of Irish airs for the benefit of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. 'J'lie singers were met with the usual ovation and were thanked in mam flowery sentences for their generous offerings. PaQc 226 W. KKNNKTII UAII.KYW ith the coming of June and the graduation of the Class of '27. will van ish the last remnants of those charter members, who, under the leadership of the great organizer. Father Hayes, toiled so faithfully for the cause they had espoused. W ith these men goes the last vestige of the pioneers of the Club and to them Fordham owes a debt of gratitude proportionate only to the height of achievement the Glee Club has recorded within the past four years. It is with regret therefore that the Glee Club bids a sad farewell to: W illiani P. Boyd, who for four years has toiled in the interests of the Club, first as an accompanist. then as a member of the Board of Directors: Joseph P. Brennan, who has served the organization as librarian: John Comvay: Thomas F. Cusack: Anthony K. Dupraz; Joseph S. Fechleler; George Spohr; William F. Fennellv: William lv Moriarty, who for four years has devoted his time and interests to the Club and. who. during his Senior year, received the just reward of his labors in his election to the chairmanship of the Board of Directors, in which capacity he demonstrated himself a most capable and competent executive: James A. Mullen: George V. Schneider, who was also a member of the Board of Directors for the past two years: Herbert D. Twomey. the well-known tenor soloist. To Father Foley, Mr. Bailey, and these men the Glee Club owes its success for the year of 1927. To the last of its charter memlxirs it bids farewell and now us destinies are left in the care of newer members. Page ZZ7The Council of Debate OFFICERS Rev. James A. Taaeee, S. J.....................Moderator Mu. Joseph S. Feciitkler, '27..................President Mr. Eugeni: Tarrant. '27.................1’icc-President Mr. Victor Lugowski, 28.......................Secretary Mr. John McCormick, ’28........................Treasurer Mr. John Conway, '27..............................Censor Mr. Roger J. Carroll, '28......................Historian Page 228 The Council of Debate HE Council of Debate has always been a favored organization here at Ford ham. presenting throughout its seventy-three years of existence, a program that is at once interesting and instructive, and one that has become both an ornament and a source of prestige to the University. The splendid traditions of the past and the invincible courage- ami ambition of the Council to ever seek perfection have kept alive the spirit of the society and spurred it on to the success which has rewarded its efforts in the last vear. It has grown both in scope and size. The formation of the Freshman Forum, the establishment of the Interscholastic )ratorical contest, and the increase in the number of intercollegiate debates, all bespeak the activity and ambition of the Council. It is the sincere l clicf of the Council that participation in its activities has stamped its graduated members with a mark of | olish and fluency that will do much to gain for them the distinction which their latent abilities merit. That the ('lass of 1927 has done its share in the carrying out of this work is evident from the records of the Council. In Freshman year. John McGann. Francis Fullam, and Joseph Fechteler, were to he found in the thick of the debates, representing a small but ambitious group of beginners. The following year, they had an opportunity to do some public work, when McGann and Fechteler, along with Gervis Coxen. '26, made up a Junior Varsity to debate Manhattan on the advisability of War Debt cancellation. This encounter was held in the Knights of Columbus Hall in Yonkers, a platform foreign to the speakers from Fordham. McGann. Fechteler. and Fullam also represented their class in a Sophomore debate with Boston College, at Boston, again arguing for cancellation. Their pleas for debt generosity were of no avail, however, and they had but the memory oi a pleasant trip to reward their efforts. In Junior year, Fullam and Fechteler made the Varsity team, the former going to Washington, D. C., to debate Catholic University, while the latter again journeyed to Boston with Charles T. Murphy, 26, and Gervis Coxen. '2t .—this time tackling Boston University and Providence College, with the practicability of the World Court as an unsuccessful subject. Whether a jinx was pursuing the team, or whether the trips to distant cities exercised some baneful influence over the debaters, has not been determined, but certain it was that the list of victories was not being increased by any of these touring engagements. The University of Maryland was finally vanquished in a debate on the projxjsed Bureau of Education bill, and the S| cll seemed broken. In fact, every debate since then has resulted in victory for Fordham. It was during this year that Charles T. Murphy. '26. President of the Council, won the National Intercollegiate Oratorical contest at Eos Angeles, defeating seven finalists who had survived regional contests in which more than one hundred colleges participated. This imposing triumph was a fitting culmination to Mr. Murphy’s very successful career as a college speaker. The season of 1926-1927 was one of the most successful of all the fruitful years; not once were the Fordham debaters retired in defeat. In this year, the number of 1927 debaters was at its peak. As the result of the elections, Mr. Joseph S. Fechteler was President; Mr. Francis Fullam, Vice-President, to be succeeded upon his resignation by Mr. Eugene Tarrant; Mr. Victor Uiigmvski. 28, Secretary; Mr. John McCormick, '28. Treasurer; Mr. John Conway, 27. Censor. Members of the class who at some time were active in the Council were: "Harry ’ I'age 229 Kirby, George Callahan, John Bryan, George Schneider, ‘•Tom" Purcell, James Breen. William Fenellv, and James Mclnerney. The debating year began auspiciously with a victory over Randolph-Macon College on the Volstead Act question—Edward Bowes. 28, Charles McGroddy, 2S. and John Higgins, 28. representing Fordham. Another debate and another victory followed when an atonement for last year’s defeat at the hands of Catholic University was made by James Seerv. ’28. Eugene Tarrant, '27, and Joseph Fech-teler. '27, receiving a unanimous decision over the representatives of Catholic University. The debate was held at Fordham. and the question read: “Resolved, that the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution be abolished.” However, the greatest triumph of the year was the victory of two Fordham teams in what was probably the first triangular debate ever participated in by the Council. This three-cornered contest was held March 25. 1927, with the teams of New York University and Massachusetts Institute of Tcchonolgy. The question was the cancellation of the Inter-Allied War Debts. The Council entered two teams, one an affirmative, composed of John Higgins. 28, George Callahan. 27. and Joseph Fechteler. 27. which engaged X. Y. U. at home, while the negative defenders, John Doherty, James Burns, and Charles McGroddy, all of the Class of ?28 invaded Boston to meet the engineers on the same evening. A week previous to the debate M. I. T. had beaten Xew York University in Xew York. Before a large audience, swelled great 1 by the representatives of X. Y. U., the negative met Xew York and after a most brilliant and exciting debate, in which the tide of victory flowed in the last few minutes of rebuttal, earned the unanimous decision of the judges. Scarcely had the applause died clown when the chairman. District .Attorney McGeehan, of the Bronx, read a telegram from Boston announcing the glad tidings of victory. Fordham had won the Triangular Debate! The results of this triangular debate were, of course, most encouraging. That the Fordham team could, in its first meeting with these two new opponents, register victories under adverse conditions is ample proof of the ability and quality of the Council’s debaters. It is to be hoped that this Triangular Debate will lreconie a permanent event on the debating calendar. As a fitting climax to a busy year, the debating team from William and Marv College was beaten April 4 at Fordham. In this engagement the team which traveled to Boston—Doherty. Burns, and McGroddy—represented Fordham. The subject was again the wisdom of debt cancellation. The Council had the pleasure of having Mr. Raymond O’Brien, 24. a former president of the organization, as chairman for the contest. An encouraging aspect of the last few debates was the increasing number of people who attended them. Securing audiences for these events had been somewhat of a problem, but of late there has been a very flattering audience. Father Taaffe, S. J., the Moderator and coach of the Council, has labored constantly to train the debaters and to inject spirit and enthusiasm into the weekly meetings. That a great deal of the success of the year is due to his efforts goes without saying, and the Council is only too glad to take this opportunity of making known their appreciation of his work. In all. the past year has been one of great activity and interest within the Council. There was a goodly number of debates and it is especially to Ik noted that some of the teams met were newcomers to Fordham debating circles. Among the colleges debated in the last few years we find the University of Vermont, the University of Maryland. Randolph-Macon College, C. C. X. Y.. Boston College, Page 2 JOBoston University, Providence College, Catholic University. W illiam and Mary College. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Manhattan College. New York University, and Holy Cross College. Quite a few members among the lower classes have shown great promise of developing into capital debaters, so that the future success of the Council should he assured. The Class of 1927 retires from the platform, therefore, hopeful that its efforts were partly responsible for the good fortunes of the Council and confident that the present members will carry on the organization to greater triumphs and greater service. •VAKSITV DEBATING TEAM Page HIFordham Unit, R. O. T. C. OFFICERS Lieutenant Colonkl C. B. Ross. C. A. C. Captain Xa pot. fox Boudreau. C. A. C. Captain J. C. Bkrger. O. R. C. Private S. B. Gentle. C. A. C. Lieutenant John E. Dolan, ’27. O. R. C. S announced on Commencement Day. 1926. a unit of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps was established at Fordham in September. 1926. The final object of the R. O. T. C. is to qualify students for commissions in the ( Hficers' Reserve Corps, which, in lime of war. supplies officers to the vast citizen army that is mobilized. The four-year course is divided into Basic and Advanced. nv physically lit student may enroll in the Basic course. On completion of this course only those qualified by their proficiency may enter the Advanced course. The courses are elective, with a credit of four units per year. Similar to the Sabre Award at West Point is the sabre and Sam Browne belt awarded each year to the honor man of the graduating class. On the unit’s own range the members arc rapidly attaining the marksmanship for which the Army is renowned. The diligence of the members in attending practice, stimulated by excellent coaching, has notably acocunted for the commendable showing of the Rifle Team in the meets that have been shot. Page JiiCommanding the Fordhani Unit is Lieutenant Colonel C. P». Ross. C. A. C., whose staff consists of Captain X. Boudreau. C. A. C.; Captain J. C. Berger, (). R. C.. and Private .S. B. Gentle, C. A. C.. rifle instructor. Lieutenant J. E. Dolan, ). R. C., a member of the Senior Class, completes the Fordhani Unit. R. O. I C. A stand of splendid colors, the gift of Colonel Walter Scott, Mr. Peter McDonnell and Mr. James F. McDonnell, is the just pride of the unit. At a most impressive ceremony attended by high ranking officers of the Army. Cardinal Haves blessed the colors after Mrs. George K. Owens. President of the Government Club of New York City, had presented them to Father Duane. The Cardinal’s speech at the ceremony was a stirring exhortation to the unit to carry on the traditions of Fordham men who have followed the flag to the diverse corners of the earth. 1C. O. T. (-OKI'S Page 234The Harvester Club OFFICERS F. Keats Boyd, '27...............................President Francis . Lawless, '28....................1 iec-Prcsidcnt William F. McAloon, '29.......................Secretary Charles J. Zixx. '27.............................Treasurer Rev. Edward E. Hanraiian. S. J..........Faculty Moderator HE Harvester Club is an organization established among the Catholic colleges of the Archdiocese of Xew York for the purpose of interesting Catholic students in the work of foreign missions. The members of the Fordham Chapter visit the classrooms of various parochial schools of the city twice during the year to raise funds for the maintenance of the missions. In addition the Senior Class attended in a liody, on December 3. 1926, a celebration in honor of .St. Francis Xavier at the Church of the Annunciation. The annual tea dance held on Mav 14 was the usual social success. It is quite easy to use the word success with reference to the dansant, for the colleges of the fair sex. Mount St. Vincent. Xew Rochelle. Marymount. and Manhattan-ville joined with Fordham in achieving social as well as financial success The receiptts of the dansant were donated to the foreign missions. Page 2)5Mendel Club Ol'l'ICKKS Thomas Baker. 29.........................................President Maurice Dray, ’29...................................1'ice-President Charles A. Murpiiy, '29...................................Secretary . Sidney Barrett. '29....................................Treasurer Douglas Hi:nnkssy. ‘29....................................Librarian Rev. Joseph Assmuth. S. I....................... •'acuity Moderator ]1K Mendel Club was founded bv Rev. ( ustav . Caballero to honor the memory and achievements of that eminent priest and scientist whose name the organization bears. The primary and practical purpose of its existence, however, is the promotion of interest in the study of biology. The Club has published a series of bulletins and other informative works since its inception in 1921. At the regular weekly meetings reports are made and papers are read on subjects that arc l oth interesting and instructive to the embryonic medicoes. Lectures by Father Assmuth and his able assistant. Mr. Mark T. Crow-lev. are also features of these sessions. library of no less than two thousand volumes has gradually been added t » the C lub's assets and great benefit is derived from the works of the very best authorities in their respective subjects. Page 236 The Connecticut Club OFFICERS Rev. Chari.es J. Deane. S. J........... Michael Nolan. ’28..................... JOH X C AS AGRA XDE. 27............... Thomas McLaughlin, 29................. .....Moderator ......President i ice-President .....Secretory HE Connecticut Club was founded by our present registrar. Mr. Thomas A. Reilly, in December, 1924. With the splendid cooperation of the Reverend Dean it has grown steadily and now boasts of over fifty active members. Its avowed aim is to synchronize Ford-_____ ham’s interest in Connecticut, and Connecticut s in Fordham. The annual dance, held at the Hotel Taft in New Haven, was an unqualified social and financial achievement. The members of next year will have a high standard to maintain in duplicating the success of the first venture in this direction. Departments in the college may come and departments mav go, but the Connecticut Club goes on forever, uniting the boys from the Nutmeg State and cementing a camaraderie which will endure long after the members have received their degrees. Page 237The Press Club Francis T. Howu-v, ’27..............................Chairman WE you read this morning's paper? Did you notice anything in it about Fordham? Well. i( you are fortunate enough to answer both queries in the affirmative, you have the Press Club to thank, in the second case at least. One of the smallest organizations on the campus in the point of membership, the Press Club is perhaps the most important in achievement. It consists in a group of students, who furnish the New York dailies with news of Fordham s activities in the field of sport and social functions, in dramatics and debates. Senior gave the reporters a single, but efficient member in the person of Frank llowlcv. ".Scoop” has succeeded in elevating the literary tone of the AY;v ork ’ lines with his graphic descriptions of Fordham's endeavors on the gridiron. court, and diamond. Page 2 8 Quill Club OFFICERS Donald Connors, 29.................................President Joseph Hopkins, ‘29.................................Secretary Vincent Sheehan, 29...................................Censor Rev. James A. Taapke, vS. J.................Faculty Moderator POXSOKEI) by Father TaaiYe at the beginning of the present year, the Quill Club has filled a long telt want at Fordham. and has already proved itself one of the most active as well as one of the most popular among the literary organizations of the campus. Its place in the realm of prose is somewhat similar to that of the Playshop in the dramatic field, for the purpose of the Quill Club is to perfect its members in the technique of the short story. 'Phis is accomplished both by means of lectures given by the members themselves at the bi-weekly meetings and by actual laboratory work in fiction-writing. That these methods are eminently successful is amply evinced bv the number of stories from the pens of the embryo Poes and O’Henrys, already published in the pages of the Monthly and numerous other jx-riodicals. Page 239OFFICERS OF THE PAR-THEN IAN SODALITY First Prefect William P. Boyd, '27 Second Prefect Leo K. Y a now ski, '27 Third Prefect Joseph Wenzel, '27 Sacristan George Duggan, '28 Ort unist Wii.ua m P. Boyd, ’27 Moderator Rev. Francis D. O'Laughlin S. J. OFFICERS OF THE DAY STUDENTS’ SODALITY Prefect Francis A. Fullam, Jr., 27 First Assistant Arthur .1. McBride. ’27 Sacristan Phillip Brassel, '28 Secretary Francis Madigan, '27 Moderator Rf.v. Thomas .1. Barrett. S. J. Page 240THE COLLEGE BAND James F. Breslin, 27, Leader Mr. Carl Hausman, S.J.. Moderator THE COLLEGE ORCHESTRA Joseph Petrolino, ’27, Director Mr. Carl Hausman, S.J., Moderator Page 241Rkv. Charles J. Deane, S. .!. Faculty Moderator The Maroon Staff Rl'SSELL Sheru ck Fiator-in-Chief George A. Callahan Assistant Editor ASSOCIATE EDITORS F. Keats Boyd James E. Breen Philip L. Carney Edward J. Cullen Thomas II. Deely John E. Dolan John J. Duffy Anthony E. Dupraz Carl F. Eckart Joseph S. Fechteler Francis X. DiLucia Joseph P. Flesey Francis A. Fullam, Jr.Stephen J. Masse Thomas F. Gallagher John A. Murray Francis I. Howley Thomas M. O’Brien George H. I Leonard Thomas J. Purcell John A. McGann Thomas P. Scanlon Richard P. McGowan George V. Schncidei Francis P. Dolan William N. Fulkerson James M. Mclnerney John J. Scott Joseph D. Sheehan Eugene V. Tarrant Edward F. Tartaglione I). Joseph Toomey Francis X- Worthington ART STAFF E. Vincent O’Brien Thomas E. Mal°nev Editor assistant Editor BUSINESS STAFF Herbert 1). TvvoMi:V assistant Easiness MlE Ierome I . Rafferty usiness Monager Francis Y. Madigan Treasurer George A. Spohr, Jr. advertising Kligio Del Gi kkO0 assistant John J. Dorsey Subscriptions ...... , patronage Alfred J. I alley, Jr.. ’ Page 242»niiijiii.iJi;tiiijMiiiaiigiiRiinifi'!tfuiiiii miyuii mm Coaches of the Varsity Teams Football Baseball Football Ward Coffey Garoan Basketball KkllKhKk Track Swimming Weber McDonough Page 24 5 11OFFIC ERS OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FKan'i is P. Dolan Secretary Joseph P. Flesey President James F Bresi.in Vice-President .MANAGERS OF THE VARSITY TEA.MS True!: Tennis Baseball Pootball Sseinniting Boxing Basketball 0‘Bkiex Hein ZlNN Boyd Worthington Lawless Dalton Page 246REV. T. J. FAY, S. J. Director of Athletics CHEERLEADERS Page 247Football Couch...............................J. Frank Gargan, 11 Captain................................Thomas Leary, '27 Manager................................F. Kf.aTS Boyd, 27 Fordham 48—Alt. St. Mary's 0 ORDHAM'S j'ri l warriors opened their 1926 campaign auspiciously enough with a 48-0 triumph over Ml. St. Mary’s College of Emmits-lmrg, Md. 'Plu Marylanders were no match for the Maroon men and succeeded in scoring only two first downs, both on penalties. The New Yorkers, on the other hand, experienced little difficulty in piling up their seven touchdowns. Off tackle slices, straight smashes, and cross bucks tore the Southerners’ line to shreds, and drew in the secondary forces, only to leave them vulnerable to the brilliant aerial attack that followed. Graham, O'Connor, and I)e Laity carried olY the honors of the day for Ford-ham. Zev Graham’s shifty open held running proved entirely too much for the visitors while Jim l)e Lany seemed unstoppable in scrimmage. He also formed, with O'Connor, a forward passing combination that completely mystified the Mountaineers. Page 24$Fordham 41—Manhattan 0 The ’Varsity footballers continued their winning ways with a 41-0 disposal of Manhattan College. At no time, after the first few minutes of plav was the result ever in doubt, for the disparity between the two teams was even greater than the score would seem to indicate. The Maroon’s main weapon of attack consisted, for the most part, in short, rapier-like thrusts at the enemy's forward wall. The thrilling broken field running and scintillating aerial display, which dazzled the spectators as well as the opponents in the Mt. St. Mary’s encounter were conspicuous by their absence. Both were supplanted by straight football of the old fashioned tvpe and. consequently, there resulted a series of slow but steady marches down the field in the general direction of the Green and White goal posts. Fordham 0—Boston College 27 The grid gladiators of Boston College played host to Fordham on Columbus Day and prepared a warm welcome tor their guests in the form of a 27-0 defeat. A series of successful passes and a few hits of rare good fortune combined to furnish the Kagles with an early advantage that the Maroon could not neutralize. During the opening half of the game the Hubmcn managed to accumulate four touchdowns, and while tin .Ww Yorkers did succeed in outplaying their rivals in the latter stages of the battle, they failed t secure a single point. McKenney. Weston, and Cronin starred, but outshining all with his brilliance was Zcv Graham. The diminutive Maroon quarterback rounded the ends and slashed off tackle, passed, kicked, and defended like an All-American. He was the onlv Fordham player to gain ground with any consistency. Page 249Ford haw 13—Wash. Jeff- 28 ti A lieavv and powerful Washington and Jefferson eleven succeeded in downing me ’Varsity with a 28-13 victory. Five mountains of loo,rit 1 J l r'mi lack,e to tackle, in the visitors’ line, while their ends combined speed and skill to a remarkable degree. 1 heir backheld was also a well organized unit and. while Captain Amos was reputed to he the star, his teammate. Cook, eclipsed him at the Polo Grounds. For the Maroon Jim l)e I .any was the most effective, shooting passes into the ozone with startling accuracy. At one stage of the game, he hurled seven successful forwards in as many successive plays. Pinny Roberts also sprang into the limelight when he scooped up a fumble and raced almost half the length of the field to score the first Fordham touchdown. The second Maroon score came as a result of a pass from I.e I.am to Graham, while all of the Pennsylvanian’s points were tallied by dint of straight, smashing football. UTAIN I.HAKV Fordham 3—New York University 27 New York University’s Violet hosts stretched Fordham‘s losing streak to three straight with a 27-3 defeat, but only after the bitterest of battles did they accomplish the deed. Karlv in the first quarter. Zcv Graham's educated toe propelled the pigskin over the crossbar and gave liis teammates a three point advantage which they did not relinquish until the closing moments of the game. Immediately after the Maroon men jumped into that three point lead, they proceeded to actually outplay their Metropolitan rivals. As the shadows « f night drew on. however, the ’Varsity defense sud dently crumbled to absolute nothingness, because of sheer physical weariness, and the New York hacks, led by Captain Hriante and Connor, simply ran wild. ISeforc the final whistle sounded, the Violet had gathered no less than four touchdowns, two coming as a result of long runs from scrimmage, while the others were directly due to intercepted passes. Fordham 7—Holy Cross 7 Fordham rose to her greatest heights of the gridiron season in holding Holy Cross to a 7-7 tic. The crusaders enjoyed an undefeated season this year and the failure to down FRANK OAKOAN Page 2 50AN X. V. r. .MAN TllltOMX FOIt A I.OSS the New Yorkers cair.e as a distinct surprise. Both teams battled evenly all through the game, and each threatened to score on several occasions, only to fall before the defense of the other. The Purple tinged touchdown came in the second quarter, when Drais managed to push the ball over, after a series of line plays. Kordham matched that tally a period later, after a beautiful twenty-yard pass to Captain Leary had placed the ball within striking distance. The honor of registering the score fell to Grip, while Graham tacked on the all-important extra point. The Jesuit rivals fought with desperate ferocity during the final quarter. Each seemed to have the game won but each failed by the narrowest of margins. A goal line fumble deprived the Worcester lads of a probable score, as the game drew to a close. Fordham 7—City College 3 The City College game, which has served as a respite for the Maroon in the past, assumed an entirely different aspect this year. Entering the game as under dog. the Lavender rose to the occasion, swept Eordhani’s gridders off their feet and almost succeeded in carrying off the victor’s spoils. Coach Gargan did not expect a severe struggle and permitted his seconds to start. He soon replaced them with his regulars. The home team had managed to score three points on Ilalperin’s placement goal, after it had advanced the ball some eightv-five yards. The Maroon’s first team succeeded in stopping the initial rush of their rivals. In the second half, the victor’s aerial attack did begin to function and finally squeezed over a touchdown on a forward pass from De Lany to Learv. That deciding tally was scored in the last four minutes of play. Pape 251A LOXJi PASS. I -I AN X TO GK All AX. N. V. I’. GAME Fordham 0—Georgetown 39 A i9-0 defeat at the hands of Georgetown brought a decidedly disappointing season to an equally disappointing close. The Blue and Gray trouncing marked the final appearances of three Maroon stars, Graham, Zakszewski. and Captain I.eary. The Maroons warriors fought well during the first half and managed to hold their op| oncnls to a mere live points. In the second session, however, the Milltoppers ran amuck and experienced little difficulty in piling up five touchdowns. Coach Lou Little poured substitutes into the fray, but the force and furv of his attack did not seem impaired in the least. Georgetown's linemen composed a powerful and ixnulerous unit. They ripped gaping holes in the Maroon forward walls, through which their hacks paraded with startling regularity. Captain Learv alone proved equal to the task of diagnosing and stopping their plays with any consistency. Page 252GHAIIA.M TACKLKS AMOS. W. .1. GAM K Football Results, 1926-192 Fordham.............. 48 Ford ham............. 41 Fordham............... 0 Fordham.............. 13 Fordham............... 3 Fordham............... 7 Fordham............... 7 Fordham............... 0 Mt. St. Mary’s............. 0 Manhattan.................. 0 Boston College............ 27 Wash. Jeff.............. 28 Xew York L’niv............ 27 Holv Cross................. 7 City College............... 3 Georgetown................ 39 Page 25 Basketball Coach.....................................Edward K kllkhkk Captain.................................Thomas Leary, '27 Manager...............................Uerbi-rt Dalton, 27 VEN when the setting sun sinks low oil old Rose Hill and the shadows of life liegin to grow longer, Fordham’s grads will still gather and glory in the achievements of their 1926- 27 basketeers. champions of all the East. Each of the eighteen Maroon tinged victories will be praised fondly while the two setbacks will l c freely pardoned since both were ample revenged in return encounters. The defensive work of “Tom” Leary, as well as the scoring ability of “Johnny” White and “Frank" Dougherty, will furnish material for conversation at many a fireside reunion. But the aggressive pivot playing ot Zakszewski. the mighty Pole, will not be quickly forgotten. Xor will the flight of time fail to mellow and immortalize the names of Adams, Schneider and DeLany. This quintet evinced indications of its potential power early in the campaign but never seemed to reach the height of its form until after the Yale game. St. Stephen's furnished the opposition for the opening skirmish and the Annandale boys showed une. ] ected strength in holding the Maroon to a 12-12 count for the first half. In the second session, however. Fordham’s hoopsters began to find the basket regularly and hung up twenty-one tallies to bring the final score to 34 to 13. Page 25 4Upsala was soon tossed in the arena and devoured by Fordham' raging Ram. The Fast Orange lads absorbed a 60-1 I trouncing and incidentally were treated to a glimpse of basketball as it is played in the ‘est of circles. The annual tussle with I.ehigh turned out to be a keen contest with Fordham gaining revenge for the previous year’s one-point defeat at the hands of the Pennsylvanians. I he final check-up showed thirtv-one markers for the Maroon and twenty seven for Lehigh. It was in tlii» game that Leary rose to his greatest heights. I he big guard held C. Sehaub. the star forward of the visiting aggregation. to nary a point and helped himself to a field goal in the bargain. Returning to the court after a respite of almost three weeks because of the Christmas holidays, the Varsity experienced little difficulty in handing the Yale courtmen a 26-IP defeat. Our hoys had a ten point advantage at the half-wax mark and seemed satisfied to take things easily fur the remainder of the evening. Two nights later the Maroon engaged in her first international court encounter when site played guest to the University of Toronto. The game resulted in a 52-22 victorx for Fordham but it proved dull, for it lacked that essential ingredient —competition. The fast travelling Fordhamites continued their winning ways when they walked off with a 42 to 10 decision over St. |oseph's College of Philadelphia. 'I'lie Ouaker City lads put up a rather disappointing exhibition for they were expected to furnish a stiff battle. At the time, they had been sporting an mi-broken succession of triumphs and had held the Varsity to a close score the season before. A 28-16 disposal of West Point followed. I’lie previous year, the Army quintet downed tile Maroon bv a single point after two extra periods of play. However, "Kd" Kcllehcr’s 1926-27 machine could find no match for it on the banks of the Hudson and consequently the issue was never really in doubt. The Yorrhern invasion appeared next on the program. It called for two victories and exactly that number was won. Dartmouth was the first to have the misfortune of meeting the Maroon and accordingly dropped a 34-17 decision. The same Green team won its way to the Intercollegiate League title later in the season. Holy Cross met with no better fate on the next evening at Worcester. The Crusaders did put up a better struggle but nevertheless Fordham won by a score of 33 to 29. the count not indicating the real disparity of the teams be cause of the size of the Worcester court which noticeably cramped the floor plav of the Varsity. Upon returning from New England, the Maroon found its City College rivals camped on its doorstep. A colorful and partisan crowd of 6.500 jammed its way into the Fordham Gvmnasiuni to witness the season’s edition of the annual court classic for the Metropolitan championship. Neither team had yet tasted defeat. At half time, however, the Lavender lads were trailing by four points and at the end of the game they found a 32-17 setback staring them in the face. It was by far the most convincing victory the Ram ever gained over the Convent Avenue college and to “Johnny" White must go the major portion of credit. Triumph No. 12 came in the form of a 33 to 20 victory over St. John’s. The IM.AW Page 255hoys from Brooklyn managed to keep the game interesting enough during the first semester but with the resumption of activity they discovered not to their utter amazement that they could not maintain the pace set by the Maroon. And then the Varsity prepared for the annual Southern trip with an unbroken record. To Catholic University fell the honor of snapping the long string of victories that Fordham had compiled. The W ashington cagemen stalked off with a 31-23 decision and curiously enough the Maroon second team had handed the regulars a 10-4 advantage. “Johnny" White Co. experienced an off night, however. and the home team made the most of its opoprtunitics. Georgetown entertained in true Southern style on the following night. The llilltoppers were able to offer little in the way « : opposition and Coach Kelleher was able to leave his second string men in the fray for the greater part of the game. The shock troops performed nobly and succeeded in carrying off a 30 to 12 victory. The annual battle with the Xavv on the following afternoon at Annapolis proved to be as difficult as usual. The sailors were calmly cruising along with a lf» to 6 lead at halt time but after the intermission the Maroon's big guns discharged a broadside of baskets that proved entirely too much for the Midshipmen. And when the seas had calmed the Fordham warriors were sailing serenely homeward with a 30-23 triumph tucked away in their travelling bags. The wearers of the Maroon received n second unpleasant surprise when they returned. Manhattan dropped in and maltreated them to a 19-14 defeat. It must be said, however, that Fordham fell far below its normal form that woeful evening. The team lacked coordination and repeatedly cast away ridiculously easy chances to score. With all their had playing out of their system, however, “Kd" Kelleher’s charges hit their stride again and draped a 31-2 decision around Rutgers. The Raritan tossers boasted a well-knit defense and a powerful attack, but the speedy floor-work and skillful shooting of the arsity were more than the Scarlet could match. Xew York UniversitN followed Ruigers' example a few nights later when the Violet submitted to a 26-16 trouncing without a whimper. Catholic I Diversity came Xorth to try conclusions with Fordham once again hut its second attempt proved fatal. The Maroon gladiators were in a vengeful mood that evening and exacted fitting retribution from their conquerors. At half-wav. the Varsity had a 20 to 5 lead and with the game won. Fordham cased up a hit and permitted the score to assume the more respectable proportions of 37-21. Page 25 6After Holy Cross had been subdued in the second game to a more joyful tune than the first. 36 to 18, the Varsity prepared to settle an old score with Manhattan. The Green and White offered resistance for a time and even jumped into an 8 to 1 lead but as soon as the Maroon Ixcame acquainted with the Manhattan court it ran the home team into the boards. It was merely a question of how much the Fordham team would score before the final whistle sounded. The final score was 29 to 18. In the matter of individual scoring “Frank" Dougherty wrested the leadership from "Johnny" White, who wore the laurels the year before. The elusive guard garnered 49 floor goals and 23 fouls for a total of 121 markers. White’s 114 gave him second honors while Adams drew up into third position with two points less, "lio" did not play in one full game yet he scored the greatest number of field goals. Zaks zewski’s 103 tallies placed him ahead of Schneider with 63, Lean with 43 and De-Lany with 27. All these men. however, starred on the defense and Leary for one, limited the combined scoring propensities of all his opposing forwards to some seven baskets. After the campaign had been completed. “Frank" Dougherty was elected to lead the Maroon for the season of 1927-‘28. “Doc" was the star of the 1929 Freshman quintet and won a place on the Varsity in his first year out for the team. Learv. Zakszewski. White and Schneider ripped a large hole in the ranks of the first team by graduation, but on lonely nights “Kd" Kelleher finds consolation that he has his 1929 1'rosh quintet intact for the following season. Page 257f HOUGHKKTV Captsiin- -U- -t. JOHNNY 1IITKSTKKM'Ol s I’ltACTICK SESSION BASK HTB I -1. RKSl'I.TS. 1920-1927 Ford ham 12 60 L'psala College 14 27 20 Vale L'niversitv 19 Fordham 52 Toronto I 'niversitv 24 Fordham 42 St. Joseph's College 10 2S I . S. Military Academy 16 Fordham 24 Dartmouth College 17 Fordham 29 Fordham 22 Citv College 17 Fordham 20 22 Catholic I niversitv 21 20 (Georgetown 12 Fordham 22 Fordham 14 Manhattan 19 20 25 Xew York I niversitv 16 27 Catholic L'niversitv 21 Fordham 18 Fordham IS Page 259Coach.... Captain... Manager. Track ..................Jake Weber ..........Arthur O'Connor, '28 .........Cornelius O’Brien, ’27 RAPUAL as it has been, the progress made by the track team approaches that pinnacle which it held before the World War. Coach "Jake" Weber has molded a team which has succeeded in regaining tor Fordham the track prestige which was once hers. Though but a few years ago Fordham limited her endeavors to a few events, she is now well represented in all events ranging from cross country to field events. Under the capable guidance of Captain “Johnny" Brennan, the Cross-Country Team defeated C. C. X. V. and lost by a close score to the X. V. U. harriers. In the meet with City College Brennan. Beagan, and Mcnagh finished second, third, and fourth over the six mile course at Van Cortland Bark. In the Metropolitan Championship Cross Country race with all the star A. A. U. harriers competing, “Johnny" Brennan finished nineteenth. Those coni| eting for Fordham in cross-country were Captain “Johnny" Brennan. “Charlie” Beagan. Julius Durante. "Bill" Mcnagh. “Dick" McMahon. “Tom" O'Connor, and John Federer. Probably the greatest event in the field of many features was the Fordham Diamond Meet. Due to the commendable work of Manager Neal O'Brien and Coach “Jake" Vel er. Fordham succeeded in obtaining the entries of all the star runners in this part of the country at the time. Featuring the meet were the great Half Mile and the 'I'wo Mile special. In these two invitation events, many prominent stars were entered. Page 260 V j 1 j • 1 lllBn Jl- ” -- rly 31 I'ordham initiated its own indoor season and covered itself with glory in this meet. George Shellott, varsity outfielder, was the winner over a large field in the 70-vard novice. The mile relay, consisting of DiLncia, Mitchell. O'Connor, and Gibson, started its long string of victories by winning over St. nsehns and X. V. U. The medley relay finished second to Boston College, defeating New York University. The mile relay again turned in victories in the Brooklyn College Meet, and in the St. Joseph Catholic Club Meet. In both these meets I'ordham showed flying heels to X. Y. U. and Rutgers. The Waldron 600. the special invitation race of the St. Joseph meet, was won for the second time in succession bv “Johnny’’ Gibson. Finishing with a dazzling burst of speed, he defeated Vincent Lallv. “Eddie” Swinburne, and Alan Hel-fricli. “Johnny" was the first to gain two legs on this much coveted trophy. The little Maroon flyer, who won the 400 metre low hurdles championship of Amer ica at the Penn Relays last spring, again heat Tally and Swinburne in a special 400 metre invitation race at the Seton 11 all College games. After winning the Bucrmeyer 500 of the X. Y. A. C., held at the new Madison Square Garden, before a crowd of over ten thousand. “Johnny" again defeated Man I leifrich in the fast time of .59 2-5. Perhaps the greatest race that Gibson turned in this season was his famous win over Cord Burghlev at Franklin Field in the 400 metre hurdles. In the X. Y. A. C. meet, the mile relay team of Mitchell, O’Connor. Beagan, and Gibson, won the Metropolitan Championship. defeating X. Y. U.. Rutgers, and Columbia. Besides "Johnny" Gibson, many of Fordham’s runner? competed in individual events during the year. “Johnny" Brennan, with 100 yards handicap, in the 1500 metre event at the national A. A. U. senior indoor games, defeated Wide, Sweden's flying schoolmaster and the conqueror of Xurmi, by more than 50 yards. In the sprints. George Sheflott, Walter Coyle, and “Bill" Ferrall turned in some fine performances. "Bill" Menagh also hung up a string of victories in the mile. In distances around 300 yards. "Johnny" Dolan has always finished up with the leaders. Other members of our Metropolitan Champion relay team arc “Frank” Di-Lucia, “Charlie” Beagan. “Jimmie” Mitchell, “Johnny Dolan and Captain “Artie" O’Connor. Captain “Artie" VConnor, although he confined his efforts to the relay team, is deserving of much praise for his performances and capable assistance to “Jake" Weber in leading Fordham through such a successful season. (Photo by S thoenhals) JOHNNY GIIISOX •JAKE tVKIlKK Page 261Swimming Coach...............................Edward McDoxoug ii Captain.............................Joseph Fari.ky, ’28 Manager........................F. X. Worthington, '27 SWIMMING RESULTS, 1926-1927 ordham 35 Cite College 27 ordham 27 Amherst ordham 27 35 ardham 17 13 rdham 23 Union FRESHMAN SWIMMING RESULTS. 1926-1927 Fordham Freshman..... 49 City College Freshman....... 13 Fordham Freshman..... 40 All I [allows............... 22 Fordham Freshman..... 14 George Washington........... 48 Fordham Freshman..... 40 Janies Monroe............... 22Tennis OFFICERS Eugene McCaui.ikf, '28............................Captain Robert Hein,, '28.................................Manager TENNIS RESULTS. 1926 1 Columbia 7 5 City College 4 Fordham 3 4 Stevens Fordliam -? 3 Citv College 5 Fordham 1 Page 26 3T Boxing To m m v Morphy..........................................(■ oach Francis X. I)i Lucia, 'll.......................Assistant Coach William Fkkrai.l, 'll...........................Assistant Coach Francis Lawless. ‘28..........................Student Manager IIK month of March, 1927. saw Fordham's first boxing team climb into ibe square ring under the paternal eye of Harlem lummy Murphy and exchange blows with the hitherto undefeated leather pushers of Xesv York University in the Rain’s gymnasium. When the final bell had died away in the din raised by some 1500 lusty voices the Maroon representatives had won four of seven bouts. Christy Murphy's victory over Check started the evening’s festivities and gave the Fordham glovcmen a temporary advantage. Murray Israel, the iolet captain, evened the count, however, with a technical knockout over Whitey Ferial! and Szccai disposed of Pete Mele. Toe Lazarus, of Olympic fame, experienced little difficulty in winning a judges’ decision from his opponent and put Fordham on even terms with New York once again. Jim McGrattan regained the lost lead for the Maroon with a most acceptable victory and Ralph Hutchins prnceded to clinch the meet with a win over Guardino. In the final bout of the evening A1 l.assman. the Violet star, kayoed Jack Pollct in the second round. Paye 264 FRESHMAN FOOTBALL SQUAD FRESH MAX BASKETBALL TEAM Page 265 Baseball Coach........................................Frank Coffey, '10 Coplain........................................John Dwyer, '17 Manager.................................Charles Zinn. '27 ORDHAM'S baseball team mounted to the pinnacle of the intercollegiate diamond in 1926 and carried off the b.astern championship so long monopolized by Holy Cross. Because of a wonderful record of victories, "‘Jack" Coffey's masterpiece was universally regarded ----------as the best among the colleges of the Hast. The Maroon, led by “Tex” Landry in left field, went through a difficult schedule of twenty-eight games with all of the best teams and was defeated only four times. Holy Cross was one of the teams which downed “Jack Coffey's men and Georgetown was another, both defeats coming on foreign territory. When the Purple and the Blue and Gray visited Kordham. the Maroon exacted ample revenge. Colgate, a veritable Xemesis of the Kordham baseball team, repeated its victory of the previous season with an inferior team; the New ork Athletic Club was the fourth nine to register a victory but this defeat did not detract from the Varsity’s standing among the colleges. Other teams were mowed down by Kordham to the sum of twenty-four victories. Xumbered among those who fell were Princeton, Vale. Xavy, Columbia. Xew York University, Dartmouth. Boston College twice, and the highly rated Puye 266composed of “Johnny'' Quant ico Marines thrice, along with the victories over Holy Cross and Georgetown. Teams of lesser repute also went down betore the superior ability of the Maroon. A smooth working defense a powerful offense, speed and an unusual share of smartness earned -ordham through Beyond a doub, the last pitching staff m the colleges was the boast of the Maroon. It was Dwyer. "Joe" Harrington and "Bob" Cooney and recalled the not distant days of McXamara, Culloton and Waters. The infield of the year before with the exception of "Mike" Dunn at first base was at the disposal of "Jack" Colley. “Johnny" White was at short with Howard "Xick" Carter at third and "Bill" "Dutch" Woerner at second. “Vin" Clancy, who played on the Freshmen in 1925, stepped into Dunn’s shoes and showed himself to be a star. Right field was the only weak position on the team hut "Tex" Landry in left and "Zev” Graham in center more than made up for this deficiency. Both these players starred afield and at bat. In right field no less than seven different players were tried throughout the course of the season. Coffey was unable to untangle the mess until late in the season he selected "Bill" Bvrne to take the post. Out of the wilds of Maine came Bowdoin to start the season but a game effort on their part was not enough to overcome a 14-7 victory tor Fordham. St. John’s threw a slight scare into the home camp by getting a two run lead in the first few innings off McKIroy. Dwyer stepped in and Fordham won by 13-2. I lie Maroon's first hard game came when Dartmouth, returning from a trip through the far South, stopped off at Fordham long enough to be bewildered by Joe Harrington’s shoots and fast ones. It was an exciting game hut Fordham finally won out, 3-2. The southern trip then started and the Maroon dropped its first game at the hands of Georgetown, 8-3. I lome runs by W hite and Carter failed to alter matters. The Maroon met the Marines the next afternoon at Ouantico and behind the pitching of "Johnny" Dwyer won by 9-6. The next afternoon also called for a game with the Marines and Fordham again turned the trick, 6-5, Dwyer being credited with the victory. The southern trip closed the next da when "Bob" Cooncv won from Xavy. 14-1. After the Georgetown loss, the Varsity won its next thirteen games, not being stopjx-d until the Holy Cross conflict. Vale gained an early lead but at the end of the game at Xevv Haven. I ordham was far in JOHN .1. COFFKY trOUt. 15-5. cortHi of iiiisciffiii From New Haven the bovs went on to Boston JOHN DWYKK Page 267 CAKTKIt BASKBAU 14 STKAI.S IIOM K . RESULTS, 1926 13 Si. lolm’s College Fordham 3 Dartmouth ■ 3 ieorgetown S Fordham Ouantico Marines 6 r ( Humtico Marines 14 U. S. Xaval Academv 1 8 Venn nt I niversitv - Fordham « Providence College 1 Fordham 15 Vale University 5 4 .... 13 Tufts College 1 6 14 Swartlimore 0 Fordham 6 Xew York Universitv Fordham 4 Columbia 1 Page 270rorciiiam. rorciiiam. rordham Fordham. Ford ham. Fordham. Fordham. Fordham. Fordham. Fordham. Fordhani. Fordham. 6 Princeton University......... 4 3 1 Inly Cross................. 4 6 Washington and Lee............? 7 Ouantico .Marines............ 4 11 Holy Cross................... 5 0 New York A. C................ 3 5 City College................. 1 8 Georgetown .................. 3 17 Rutgers ..................... 4 2 Colgate ..................... 4 11 Manhattan ................... 4 5 Boston College............... 0 U II.T.IX.M F. I'OKTKK HAI.FII I,. I.AMIIO I'age d iFootball De Lany Roberts, D. Wenzel Boyd, F. K. Baseball Basketball Torter De Lany Zinn Dat.ton A. A. Officers Fleshy B RES LIN Dolan, F. Cheer Leading Plukas Boxing Swimming Di Lucia Worthington Feurau. Plukas Track■ Di Lucia Dolan, J. Mknagii O’Brien, C. J. Page 111Awards and Citations Best All-around Man.... Di-I.any Student Callahan Athlete DeLaxy Orator Full am Actor Tally Poet Prose-Writer McCann Dancer Flesky Line Kirby Sleeper Politician Rafferty Artist 1 v. V. )Trikn Musician Bkeslik Best Executive Dresser Rough Tally Smile Matured Most Popular !). Roberts Likely to Succeed Spoii R Callahan Energetic Shf.ri.ock Optimistic Serious Collegiate Rough Obliging Unassuming I Iadden Most Original... Eccentric Representative Rafferty Liveliest Quietest Luc hies t 1 uiitchiest Vitali Wittiest Flesey Xoisiest Full am (Roomiest Mui.l ay Happiest Done Most for Eordham DkLany Done Most for Class Sherlock Eavoritc Actor. Author Conrad Drink Sport Song Magazine...atukday Kvi;nixg Post Actress Dolores Costello Smoke Lucky Strike Profession Law Study Psychology Diversion Bridge Mews pa per Herai.d-Tk TRUNK Sports Writer... din's’ College... Page 273- ckno wleelgm e?i ts 111% publishing of a vear-lx ok is the work of "many hearts and hands", and we are indebted, not only to the Staff members who have contributed so unstintedly of their time and labor. but also to many other friends, without whose assistance this Maroon would never have become an actuality. Accordingly, we wish to express our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to all those who have in any way helped us in this accomplishment. To the members of the Faculty, and especially to Father Charles J. Deane. S. J.. to whose careful supervision and kind guidance as Moderator most of the credit for the successful completion of the Maroon is due. To Father Augustus M. Fremgen, S. J., for invaluable advice and the photograph of the Creek Play. To Father Atlee F. Deveraux. S. J., and the Rom Staff, for graciously extending to ns the facilities of the Rom office. To Father Hugh A. Gaynor. S. J.. from whose song "Alma Mater, Ford ham." are quoted the verses at the beginning and end of the book. To Brother Lawton and his assistants for countless favors at the Porter's Lodge. To The Rcad-Tnylor Company, of Baltimore, engravers, printers, and binders of the volume, and particularly to Mr. Irvin I. Silver, for his personal interest and assistance. To the official photographers of the Maroon. Messrs. Albin and Dietz, of the Albin Studio, and Mr. Schoenhals, of the Schocnhals Studio, for their artistic reproductions of the campus and of individuals. Also, to the International Xews Reel Corporation, for action pictures, and to the White and Champlain Studios for certain campus views. To the Athletic Association of Fordliani University, for records and photographs. To the officials of former Maroons, Mr. James J. Sheridan. '25. and Messrs. Roland Miller and Frank Schaeffer. 26, for many helpful suggestions. To all our patrons, advertisers, and subscribers, who. by their generous financial support, made the publication of the Maroon possible. Page 274THE MAROONED Rapturously dedicated to those who have been from childhood our most admired heroes and cherished friends— Ourselves! Page 211a.8«»SrYV gj-jpW ea.thQv;aK«s «UK»1C OUVATAlt «o“ bulletin OMuy one COND1TION To SENIORS GET YouR G Yr l COTS HERE L. if MLh ff Now It Can Be Told Entered Registrar's office with impression that we were v ery vital parts of this world. Departed sans a five-spot—the first of many. Acquired rule-hooks, matches, white socks, and a veneration for upper classmen (except Sophs). Made nodding acquaintance with classics; nods soon ripened into snores. Prepared for exams by improving on Morse Code. Took exams. Took conditions. Practiced difficult art of sinking the eight-hall in the side | ocket. I .earned to quote “Cuckoo, jug-jug. pu-wc. to-witta-woo" without stuttering. Wondered how Seniors got all the beautiful girls. Mailed summer vacation and a much-needed rest. 1923-4. Returned as Sophs; many members missing. Cave warm greeting to incoming Frosh. Believed all the clothing ads and became quite collegiate. Improved in studies, learning that Demosthenes was a Greek and it was better to keep quiet in Father O'Connor’s class. Also learned that a “little aid” is sometimes a big help, and the difference between ethyl and methyl alcohol (chemically speaking). Found that a “flush” beats a “straight”, tan shoes combine poorly with a Tuxedo, ami a “blind” date can usually be appreciated only by the blind. Venerated ourselves. Took exams. Enjoyed summer-school. 1924-5. Abandoned Greek and Latin and became Junior philosophers. Used term “I distinguish” at every opportunity and venerated Aristotle. Also became physicists, and discovered that "a micrometer is not an instrument to measure microbes”. Didn’t eat for weeks in anticipation of Junior Prom. Didn’t eat for weeks in recuperation from Junior Prom. Found that class-rings are fair game for co-eds, pawn-brokers, and other pirates. Deserted pool tor a "gentleman’s game". Took extension course during summer vacation and found that metaphysics and moonlight do not mix. 1925-6. 1926-7. Tried to live up to traditional dignity of Seniors; not much success. Acquired an extensive vocabulary and a knowledge of the Ethical Fact. Venerated those who passed the Psychology exam. Displayed sudden and avid interest in the family Bible (particularly notes). Learned the meaning of the word “finesse” and that "grand slam” is not a boxing term. Wondered how the Frosh got all the beautiful girls. Bought derbies and tried not to be collegiate. Prepared for the practical world by studying Business Administration. Enjoyed the first ten "cuts" in Psych.; ceased to enjoy anything thereafter. Took exams. Took conditions. Redeemed rings for use on graduation day. And—oh yes—tried to look modest during Rector’s farewell address, plaudits of fond parents, etc. And so ad infiinitum." Page 2 SOComposite traditional biography of average Senior: RALPH ROISTER DOISTER. A.B. Prep: Oxford U. "Rafe” All organizations, 1-2-3-4 Rafe is one of nature’s noblemen,— modest, lovable, and kind. In vain do we search the pages of the thesaurus for adjectives expressive of his infinite perfections. To Rafe the weighty tomes of knowledge are open books. He has starred not only scholastically, but also on the gridiron, and has trod the boards like a second Booth. The social world, too. has opened its arms to this charming and gentlemanly bon vivant, and our sister colleges arc said to thrill at the very mention of his name. We beg our Alma Mater to bear up bravely under Rape’s loss, knowing it is but a matter of months, nay—weeks, before his triumphs will bring undying glory to her name. Page 281 To be perfectly frank about it ... . R. R. DOISTER. A.B. (?) Miigu'iimpp Junior High “Oyster” Gym. 1-2-3-4 Oyster’s affectionate nickname was first won for his vociferous vocal support—when the Varsity was losing. Throughout his college career. Oyster has been one of the marked men of the campus. 1 le showed a fondness for science, and during his Senior year, majored in pill-pool. As a Thespian, his interpretations of Roar of Crowd (off-stage) and substitute sandbag. were unsurpassed: as an athlete, he broke all college records for sus-pensions, but his parents were awarded a letter (from the Dean). Lastly, his boasted savuir fairc helped him “crash the gate” at many a Sorority dance. Oyster has hardened himself to a life of Spartan simplicity by doing all his sleeping, for four years, in classroom oaken chairs. We venture not to predict his future, but the combined Faculty will probably sing “Tc Deum” when he graduates—if ever.GLEE CLUB st- no [TJlLEE CI.L’B i - really a po? |X3l| graduate activity, tor at i mim time is a student so given to vocal exuberance, as when the precious sheepskin tickles the Senior's palm. Here is a typical happy group, right to left: First Tenor, who can write sionma cam Itnuit- after his A. B.; Second Tenor. whose Dad has offered to buy back the family car with a straight-eight roarlster (conditional upon graduation): Baritone, who has survived four years of suspensions, over-stayed permissions, and other minor disputes with the Faculty; and Bass, who just broke sixty in all the finals (he expected fifty-nine). The song they are singing was quite popular during the Span-ish-American War . . . and it has nothing to do with “breaking the news’.’ DEBATING HERE is there lietter opportunity for the |vl expression of a difference of oponion than in the student dining-room ? At every meal an open forum is conducted and a prize awarded to the student with the most veracious palate. dramatics HE Faculty have always been among the foremost exponents of the drama. We have here an original little tragedy of their inspiration, entitled: “A Study in Blue”, where the motif is maintained even in the very air. The title role is being played by one of our undergraduate Hampdens, with Dad as an excellent supporting cast. The direction of the play is verv notable, and there seems to be no question as to who is doing it. Page 282The Scrub Team SPORTS The 8:55 A. M. Taxi Sweepstakes from Jerome Avenue. The daily "Two-Minutes-to-Xine Special” sprint up the “elm-lined path." (Consolation prizes in the form of late-slips awarded by the Prefect of Discipline to losers in each of these events.) ♦ Seeking a square heal in the college lunch room. Seeking a square meal in any other lunch room. Trips to Boston. Trips from Boston. Paying attention, “the morning after." “Paying atention,” the “night before.” Trying to find flaws in Father Murphy’s logic. Greeting the milk-man. Page 28 3 YH SAID---? “If that which exists between the earth and the moon is nothing . . . what is it?” "Why do they paint magnets red?” "Get off those grasses!” "God Wills It!” "The primary end of marriage is the projjagation of the faith.” “Antidote, Editorials. Hook Reviews, and Alumni Notes, to follow." PROFESSORS. HOW COULD YOU? “You don't know your mat ter!” “Oh here now. we killed that long ago!” “He the man.” "Gamma Gorton's Needle.” “Apokoinu’s not a zeugma.” “I guess I have a different edition, hut go on.” "But you should have heard the Tiger deliver it!” "Mr. Mirabeau. in an address to the French .Senate . . .” "Procedure .... Observations .... Conclusions.” "If ens were a genius . . .” "But look, Mister . . .” "Get settled!" "The Malthusian Period . . .” "I know you're gentlemen.” "We'll excuse you, Mister.” “Do you mean formally or virtually considered?” "Come, Gentlemen!” “I'd give twenty years of my life! . . .” "Red-Head-Red.” The Sanctum. 'fhe Alley. The “air-raids.” The Prom. REMEMBER---------? “The nigger in the woodpile.” The Hall. Kieths. The lightning bolt. The Class banquet. The Senior-Dance picture. Page 284 !Autographs A. M. D. G.AutographsI eAutographs I iArcher, Hugh P......... Blooman. James J........ lioyd, F. Keats........ Boyd, William P........ Breen, James E......... Brennan. Joseph P...... Breslin, James E....... Brett, Henry T......... Bryan, John E.......... Burke, John W........... Burso. Joseph J........ Callahan. George A..... Carney, Philip I....... Casagrande. John J..... Casey, Norman F......... Chessari. Sante J...... Cinelli. John A......... Clohosev. '1'homas W.... Collins. Daniel I....... Comvay. John I'........ Cullen. Edward J....... Curry. Robert V......... Cusack. Thomas F........ Dalton. Herbert A....... Deely. Thomas H........ Del.any, James T....... Del Gucrcio. Eligio..... De Lorenzo. Dominic A Di Lucia. Francis X..... Divinev. Charles E...... Dolan. Francis P....... Dolan. John E.......... Dooley. James B......... Dorsey. John J.......... Dougherty. Thomas G... Duffy. John J.......... Dupraz. Anthony K...... F.ekart. Carl F......... Fechteler, Joseph S..... Felicetti. Julius C..... Fennelly. William F..... I'errall. William J..... Flcscv. Joseph P........ Fulkerson. William X . Fullam. Jr.. Francis A... Gallagher. Thomas E Gorman. Philip I..... Hadden. Clarence A.. Class Directory ...............215 Sidney Ave., Mt. Vernon, X. V. .432 55th St., Brooklyn, N. V. ...................1766 46th St.. Brooklyn. X. V. .............................................Milford. Pa. .............. 12 Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, X. V. ...........................141 Park St.. Carlxnidale. Pa. ...................305 Ocean Ave.. Brooklyn. X. Y. ..............656 West 204th St.. Bronx. X. V. ...........................360 14th St.. Brooklyn, X. Y. ...................112 Hillcrest Ave.. Yonkers, X. Y. ...................15IS First Ave.. New York City ..............33 St. Mark's Place, New York City ........45 Herbert St.. Maspcth, Long Island. X. Y. ..................54 Humphry St.. Seymour, Conn. ................2240 ('.rand Concourse. Bronx. X. Y. ..............11 Cedar St.. North Tarrytown, X. Y. ...................2303 rthur Ave., New York City ..............84 Brighton Ave.. East Orange. X. j. ..............1652 Hendrickson St.. Brooklyn. X. Y. ...................140 W est 91st St.. New York City ...........401 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn. X. Y. ..............453 West 43rd St.. New York City ...................23 Yandam St., New York City ....................439 49th St.. Brooklyn. X . Y. ..............460 S. Bayview Ave.. Freeport. X. Y. ...................123 Howard St.. Kingstown. Pa. ..............42 Winfield Ave.. Mamaroncck. X. Y. ...................901 Burke Ave., New York City .......................... rrnchar, Staten Island, X. Y. ..............44-19 28th St.. Astoria. L. I., X. Y. ...................380 East 154th .St.. Bronx, X. Y. ....................438 2nd St.. East Newark. X. J. ..............426 West 154th St.. Xew York City ...................799 East 8th St.. Brooklyn. X. Y. ............24 Balding Ave.. Poughkeepsie. X. Y. ...................208 West 88th St.. New York Citv ..................37 98th St.. Carona. L. L. X. V. ............Chestnut Hill Road, Bridgeport. Conn. ...................2436 Webb Ave.. New York City ....................1445 69th St.. Brooklyn. X. Y. ............2441 Valentine Ave.. Xew York Citv ....................217 18th St.. Brooklyn, X'. Y. ..............193 Fairview Ave.. Jersey City, X. J. ............Palace Boulevard, Bay.side. L. L. X. S'. ..............877 New York Ave.. Brooklyn. X’. Y. ..............996 East 19th St.. Brooklyn. X. Y. ..............7019 Colonial Road. Brooklyn. X. Y. ..............584 Savcn Ave.. West Haven. Conn. Page 288llammill, Hamilton J... Hartnett, John A...... Hendron, James J...... Hines, Joseph J....... Horan, James F........ ITowlev, Francis 1.... Kelly. Gerard Y...... Kervick, John A....... Kiernan, Edward F..... Kirby, Harry J........ Lancaster, Vincent J.. Leonard, George II.... Locascio. Nicholas K.... McBride. Arthur J..... McCarthy, John J...... McClennan. Robert M McCann, John A........ McGowan. Richard I .... Mclnerney, James M... McNally, Arthur R..... Madigan, Francis ’... Maguire. Richard T.... Mahoney. John E....... Maloney. Thomas E..... Mandclkcrn. Sydney.... Manzella. Stephen J... Maslak. Stanley I '... Masse. Stephen J...... Menagh, William J..... Mollica. John J....... Monaghan. Edmund T.. Moriarty. Leo P....... Moriarty. William E.... Morris, John J........ Mullav. George F...... Mullen. James A....... Mulvaney. Rol ert P... Murphy. Eusebius J..... Murray, John A........ Oberle, Alvin H....... O’Rrien. Cornelius J.. O'Brien, E. Vincent.... O’Brien, Thomas M...... Papalia. Joseph A...... Petrolino. Joseph A.... Plukas, Joseph M...... Porter. William F..... Purcell. Thomas J...... RafTcrtv. Jerome P..... Reese. Charles E....... Regan, Robert J........ ..............2334 Valentine Ave., New York City ...................137 South New St.. Dover, Del. .....................10 Cedar St., Tuckahoe, N. Y. .......................177 Park Ave., Paterson, X. J. ................Glen Head, Long Island, X. V. ...............191 Alexander Ave.. New York City ................55 East 193rd St.. New York City ...............753 Jefferson Ave., Elizabeth. X. J. ................3527 Jackson Heights, L. I.. X. V. ...............637 Ovington Ave., Brooklyn, X. Y. ...................59 Nagle Ave., New York City ........1908 Prospect Ave., Bronx. New Y--rk City .......1056 East 223rd St.. Bronx. New York City ...............306 West 261st St.. Xew York City 1510 Hackensack Plank Road, North Bergen. X. j. ...............517 Sunbury St.. Minersvillc, Pa. ...............731 East 218th St.. New York City ................207 East 69th St.. New York City ...............110 East 123rd St., Xew York City .................52 F.ast 122nd St.. Xew York City ................359 East 201st St.. Xew York City .........638 .Sth Ave.. Long Island City, X. Y. ...................,993 Corroll St.. Brooklyn. X. Y ...................18 Vine St., Xew Britain. Conn. .................310a Shippcn St.. Union City. X. J. .......................38 Houston St.. Newark, X. J. ...............151-18 85th St.. Jamaica. L. 1.. X. S’. ..................420 East 9th St.. Xew York City .............500 West 170th St., Xew York City .............724 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn. X. Y. ................19 East 101 st St.. New York City ...................316 Hudson St.. Hoboken. X. J. ...............485 Chicopee St., Chicopee, Mass. ...................169 Hope St.. Stain ford. Conn. ...............380 West 125th St.. Xew York City ............Boulevard Knolls. Poughkeepsie. Y. ...............216 Market St.. Perth Amboy. X. J. ..............3010 Lafayette Ave.. Xew York City ...............5 Elm Place, Flushing, L. I.. X. Y. ..............1786 Bathgate Ave., New York City ...................963 Home St.. New York City .............15 Greenville Ave., Jersey City, X. J. ...............225 East 83rd St.. New York City ...............314 Central Ave.. Union City. X. j. ................64 Hovt Ave.. Astoria, I.. I.. X. Y. ..................670 Broad St.. Bridgeport. Conn. ................2656 Decatur Ave.. Xew York City .................101 West 48th St.. Xew York City .......311 South 5th Ave.. Mt. Vernon. X. Y. ..........10 Forlev St.. Elmhurst, Xew York Citv ...............223 East 35th St.. Brooklyn. X. Y. Poge 289Reilly. Peter K..... Roberts, Dennis J... Roberts, Thomas II. Robling, Alovsius P Rough. Lewis S...... Ruddy. Francis lb... Ryan, James j....... Saitta, Peter M..... Samuels, Xalhan..... Scanlon. Thomas P.. Schneider. George V Scott. John I....... Sheehan, Joseph D... Sherlock, J. Russell Shiel. James G...... Shields. Vincent M... Skaee, W illiam I !. Spohr. George A..... Sugrue. Edward D.. Swanick, Arthur I... Talley, Jr.. Alfred J. Tarrant. Eugene V... Tartaglione. Edward I . Tatkow, Nathaniel....... Ternan. l.eonard I..... Toomcy, I). Joseph...... Twomey. Herbert 1 ...... Vitale. Joseph 1....... Walsh. Joseph A......... Wenzel. Joseph K....... Werckle, Gerard I....... Worthington. Francis X Yanowski, Leo K......... Zinn. Charles J......... ..............855 South 15th St.. Newark, X. J. ..............24 Radcliff Ave., Providence. R. 1. ...............24 Kadclilt Ave., Providence. K. 1. ....3300 Eastern Boulevard. Bronx, Xew York City ...............90 Pinchurst Ave.. Xew York Citv .....................................Madrid. X. V. .......4041 Hudson Boulevard, North Bergen. X. J. ..................126 Cherry St.. Xew York City ................1840 55th St., Brooklyn. X. . .....................911 Boulevard. Astoria. L. 1. .....................339 2nd Ave.. 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