Fordham University - Aries / Maroon Yearbook (New York, NY)
- Class of 1947
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that constitute so much of the history of the Class of '47, there
is no one date where one can say, "Here-we began." For we
have many beginnings-like tributaries of a river, we come
just before we enter the sea. The lives of the men of '47 and the life
of Fordham, too, have been caught up in the conflict . . . the tangled web of
circumstance is now unravelled.
Nine years of Fordham's life are here encompassedg we number among
our classmates men who first saw Rose Hill in the fall of 1938. Year by year
until the fall of 1944, the men of '47 have gathered at Fordham, many only
to leave and then return again.
Think back to the fall of 1941, when to all but a few of us, the war was
still but a hazy cloud on a distant horizon, Fordham had just closed the book
on its first hundred years. In September it opened its doors to many of us,
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members of a Freshman class of unprecedented
size. But even then, men of '47 were on the
campus, upperclassmen farther away from
graduation than they thought. For many of
us, life at Fordham lay in the future-the
tribulations of a freshman would remain un-
known until the fall of 1944.
That September of 1941, as the campus
paths felt again the familiar tread of undergrad-
uates returning from lazy, peaceful vacations,
the future was bright. Impressive ceremonies
had concluded the summer-long centenary
celebration, Fordham had taken the salute of
the nation's leaders. Headed by Vice-Presi-
dent Wallace, speakers from the political, re-
ligious and educational worlds extolled one
hundred years of Jesuit accomplishment at
Rose Hill. We seemed on the threshold of a
In the year that opened in that fateful fall,
Fordham's achievements ranged from a na-
tionally renowned football team to a world-
acclaimed Greek play. Classical leaders hailed
the production of Aeschylus' "Eumenides,"
in the original Greek, as "the greatest classi-
cal achievement of any American college in
the last twenty-five years." While preparations
were yet under way for the play, maroon-clad
players stormed the heights of gridiron fame
in a season that culminated in a Sugar Bowl
On an early winter's Friday, the RAM bore
the headline, "RAM VS. MISSOURI IN SU-
GAR BOWL," and below carried the story of
Fordham's capture of the Lambert trophy,
awarded to the best football team in the East.
The Sophs were sponsoring a dance that night
in Keating, the Mimes were readying a cycle of
one-act plays, and the basketball team was
preparing for the season's opener against Saint
Peter's. That was the issue of December 5th,
It was a long weekend. For in the twisted
steel of the "Arizona', and in the shattered
bombers on Clark Field lay smoldering the
dream of peace.
The shadow of treachery fell early upon
Fordham. Bob King, '55, and Bill O'Neill, '57,
died that morning at Pearl Harbor. No laugh-
ter in the corridors when we returned on
Tuesday morning, in Father Farley's ofhce
quiet groups listened to the disheartening news
from the Pacific-it was too unbelievable and
yet all too real.
Caught in the ebb and flow of events, the
campus mood was one of excitement and
half-fearful anticipation. College life lost its
simple directness: there were new paths to fol-
low. The pace of history quickened and Ford-
ham fell in step. Even as the three-year war
curriculum was announced, and graduation
dates were moved closer, the ranks began to
thin as, one by one, the men of Fordham felt
the call to arms.
Despite the overtones of war, the spring of
'42 was much like the hundred springs that
had preceded it, Horace and Aristotle had
weathered other wars, and cheers still rang on
court and diamond. Men of '47 saw Ed Kelle-
her's basketball squad wind up a hot-and-cold
season with wins over the Jaspers and Violets,
and cheered on jack Coffey's ball team to the
first Barrow trophy award. As usual the Ethi-
cal Eagle Happed his wings and Sam Telfair
dispensed the wisdom of the world. The boat-
ride up the Hudson was a spring highlight,
men of '47 danced to the music of Shep Fields
at the Senior Ball. But the Golden Age awaited
September came and the undergraduates
found more gold stars on the chapel flag, you
noticed a few more missing faces, and at the
Mass of the Holy Ghost, Father Gannon de-
livered the eulogy over the coffin of isolation-
ism. Recruiting parties for the reserve pro-
grams found the undergraduates willing vol-
unteers. The Class of '43, aiming at a January
graduation, had been in school all summer, and
the lower classes were likewise accelerated.
The Harvester Dance went on as usual, but
the inroads of war became apparent when
former Maroon coach jim Crowley started
six former Fordham players, members of the
North Carolina Naval Pre - Flight squad,
against the Ram, in the last game Fordham was
to play for four years. However, the court five
provided the memory of Fordham's sports'
glory, sweeping in to the National Invitation
finals at the Garden, there to compete against
the country's best.
But there were men of '47 facing sterner
foes . . . in the sickening suspense of the jun-
gle on Guadalcanal . . . in the parching gulleys
of Northern Africa.
In early 1943 neat little graphs in neat little
ollices calmly recorded the loss of over 700
students, Fordham was suddenly struck to the
heart. 700 remained in April, 500 in july, as
the services called up their reserves. Enlisted
men of the ASTP moved onto the campus to
study military subjects, imparting newer, harder
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life to halls now almost deserted. Only a bare
nucleus remembered the old Fordham ways.
The war could not wait for gentler things.
Through September . . . October . . . No-
vember . . . December . . . campus life went
slowly on-a mere echo of better days. By jan-
uary, 1944, 330 students were enrolled in the
college. The Class of '47 was in attendance
But in September of 1944, a new group of
lively freshmen caught the baton for '47, em-
barking on what was to be an uninterrupted
stay at Fordham. October witnessed the grad-
uation of 28 men of '45, members of that
freshman class of "unprecedented size" which
had entered three years before. It was a mark
of the times that the gym, once the sacrosanct
domain of Pat Kenneally, became a monster
barracks for an Army Postal Battalion.
A hint of the future was given in january
of '45 when Fordham began the pleasant task
of "rehabilitating the veteran," as a few for-
mer members of the armed forces resumed
their education on the campus. The hope for
things to come was stimulated by the revival
of the basketball and baseball teams in the
'44-'45 season. Fordham teams have had bet-
ter seasons, but not often better spirit.
Expectancy was the mood of the spring of
1945-a tense hopefulness was in the air. In
the Ardennes, Von Rundstedt had loosed his
last desperate bolt-and missed, Patton was
fording the Rhine. The riddled fortress of
Europe crumbled and the god-state vanished.
As the men of '47 in Europe laid down their
arms, their classmates in the Pacific tightened
the steel ring of ships about the islands of
japan. Then, in one explosive moment in the
still air above Hiroshima, the future of our
generation was struck by the lightning Hash of
At first the return to peace seemed almost as
unbelievable as the leap into war. But it was
easy to forget a global war and think of home.
"Readjustment" became the stock-in-trade of
the female Freuds on the Ladies Home Jour-
nal, most of us thought it was wonderful.
Meantime, at Fordham, the class of '47 wel-
comed an ever-increasing number of returning
servicemen. By January of 1946, those neat lit-
tle graphs swung upward, there were 675 in
the college now. Every few weeks new classes
seemed to be entering-revived enthusiasm
awakened dormant activities. The familiar
grid uniforms were re-issued as Ed Danowski
made the welcome announcement of spring
practice. Over in Collins, dusty sets were
cleared away in anticipation of a cycle of one-
act plays and "Saint in a Hurry." By April,
the baseball season was well under wayg and
Father Cox's debaters were facing an ambitious
schedule. The Glee Club, moderated by Father
Farley, as always staged a concert at Town
Hall, featuring members of past classes, re-
turned to the Fordham scene for one night.
Meeting with almost universal approval, the
accelerated program was continued in order to
make as many men as possible eligible for
graduation in the summer of '47. The Class
of '47 spent the warm months on Rose Hill,
nodding and starting through junior philos-
When the summer session ended, there were
975 men in all the classesg September arrived,
and enrollment more than doubled as 2100
students swarmed through the halls. The Class
of '47 was finally assembled. And by now it
was evident that the much-touted conflict be-
tween veteran and non-veteran simply did not
exist. It seemed to have gotten lost in a sea
of good fellowship.
Fordham had come back, surpassing even
the most hopeful predictions. The cafeteria
could scarcely accommodate the eleven o'clock
coffee club, and temporary barracks were
springing up to house the overflow of resi-
dents. Spellman Hall took shape behind Keat-
ingg and for the first time, the college held
classes for Freshmen in the evenings. New
courses were offered, the faculty welcomed
new members, the new Department of Com-
munication Arts was opened, training under-
graduates for careers in theater and radio. And
it really seemed as if the long-awaited Golden
Age was dawning.
Through the Fall of '46, a new vigor char-
acterized all the phases of student activity.
Home games with St. Mary's and N.Y.U.
highlighted a pre-war intersectional grid sched-
ule. Although in many respects an unsuccess-
ful season, it represented Fordham's first ven-
ture on the post-war gridiron. They turned
them away at the doors of the gym the night
of the Harvester Hop, and the same success
rewarded the efforts of the Sophs at their
Christmas Dance. "Wings Over Europe" was
an auspicious opening for the most ambitious
season the Mimes had ever attempted, and the
"Ramblings of '46" pointed the way for future
musical comedies. The RAM and the Monthly
resumed regular publication, the language
clubs were organized.
Pre-war stars gave the basketball team the
lift it had lacked in last year's revival. Popular
Bob Geigengack, after revivifying the track
team, had left for Yale to be replaced by the
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strated that Fordham's track fame would not
be diminished, as, racing around the Garden
saucer, they won again the trophies we had
been accustomed to call our own. A sure indi-
cation of the rebirth of sport on Rose Hill was
the reorganization of the fencing and swim-
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Cleary, climaxing the Mimes' most difficult
and successful season. But the University The-
atre program also called for the presentation
of three more plays-"The Summoning of
Everyman," staged by Mr. Kloteng "Crown
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music, "Bikini, Bikini," for May.
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upon us. The fleeting days were spent in watch-
ing spring football practice and in the stands
on the baseball diamondg we danced at the
junior Prom and crammed for our final exams.
And so the account is closed. If the 'debits
and credits do not balance, if the entries do not
tally, remember that these were crowded years
and the facts and faces were not so easily as-
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easy to describe the mark that Fordham has
left upon us. We have learned more than we
were taught. Well we may forget Cicero and
the syllogism, the dates and data will pass
from mind. The high ideal remains. The class-
room became the crucible for living. The in-
tangibles were forged into ingots of realityg
faith and fellowship were more real than
But before we look ahead we find our
thoughts drawn inevitably back to those class-
mates who left us and did not return. On the
chapel shrine their names are inscribed. It is
our responsibility to hold high the torch their
sacrifice thrust upon us. It would be treason
were we to lose sight of their high aim.
Ahead looms the future's bright challenge.
Some tell us that all the horizons are reached-
but the sun still shines on worlds to conquer.
Through the restless and turbulent clouds
pierces the light of better days.
ON TO THE FRAY.
JUNE, we Fordham men of '47 begin our reckoning
with the Atomic Tomorrow. We are proud that a son of
Fordham had distinguished himself in enlightening Amer-
ica and the world about the potentialities of this enigmatic gift to
mankind. Amid world clamor and confusion he has stood for the
Christian concept of Atomic Energy. In respectfully dedicating the
1947 MAROON to BRIEN MCMAHON, and in hopefully praying
for his success in his struggle for a sane future, we of '47 realize that
we are paying homage not only to a worthy alumnus but also to the
great Jesuit tradition that produced him.
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REVEREND CHARLES J. DEANE, S.j.
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REVEREND STEPHEN J. MEANEY, SJ
Vife Presidefzl of live Ul1il"6l'.fjlJf
REVEREND LAXWRBNCE A. WALSPI, SJ.
Deniz of the College
REVEREND josmm T. KEATING, 8.1
Tl'6Ll.S'Ill'6'l' of the U1ziz'e1'.s'ity
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REVEREND THOMAS C. HUGHES, SJ. REVEREND FREDERICK ENGEL, SJ.
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REVEREND THEODORE T. FARLEY, 5.1. REVERENIJ PHILIP HURLEY, SJ.
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REVLRDND CHARLES A. BERGER, SJ.
REVEREND EDWARD B. BERRY, S.j
RLVLRLND TLRENCD J. BOYLE, SJ.
RLLVERDND JOHN M. A. BU'ICHI:R, SJ
REVEREND IGNATIUS W. Cox, SJ.
REVEREND DAVID C. CRONIN, SJ
RDVDREND FRANCIS P. DONNELLY, S.j.
REVEREND JOSEPH F. DONCIEEL, SJ
RIEVEREND CHARLES J. GALLAGHER, S.J.
RlzV1:RlnND-JAMES L. HhNNESSX, S.J
Rl:VLREND ROBERT H. JOHNSON, S.J.
REVEREND JAMES KIEARNEY, S.J
REVEREND JOSEPH A. LENNON, S.J.
REVEREND J. JOSEPH LYNCH, S.J
RLVLREND JOHN NICIWAHON, S.J.
REVEREND EDWARD J. INICNALLY, S.J
RLVIIRLND JOSEPH M. F. MARIQUE, SJ.
RLVLRLND JOSLPH B. BIUENZLN, SJ
REVEREND HAROLD IVIULQUEEN, SJ.
RLQVERLQNU JOSEPH j. O'CONNOR, SJ
RhVERI:ND JOSl:PH O NLILL, SJ.
RLVLRLND WALLACE PANGBORN, SJ.
RLVLRLND WILLIAM X. QUILTY, SJ.
MR. ROBERT J. SEALY, SJ
REVERLND ALOYSIUS M. TORRE, S.J.
STANISLAUS AKIELASZEK, M.A
NICHOLAS AMBROSIANO, M.A.
FREDERICK BEARWALD, Ph.D
RALPH BERUBE, M.A.
JAMES F. BRADY, JR., M.A
Louis BUDENZ, LL.B.
ALBERT BUFORD, Ph.D
RICHARD CLEARI , A.B.
JOHN F. COFFLX, A.B.
WILLIAM A. COLEMAN, M.A.
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FRANK CRAIG, M.A.
BASILE G. D OUAKIL, LLB.
GEORGE A. DOYLIY, M.A.
JAMES FORBES, Ph.D.
WILLIAM F. FRASCA, Ph.D
JAMES F. GALLAGHER, A.B.
KURT GOHLA, M.A
DOUGLAS j. HENNESSY, Ph.D.
VICTOR F. Hnss, Ph.D
WILLIAM P. HURLEY, M.S.
WALTER HYNES, D.Sc.
ALBERT KAELIN, M.A.
EDGAR L. KLOTEN M.A
A. PAUL LEVACK, Ph.D.
GABRIEL M. LIEGEY, M.A
WILLIAM A. LYNCH, Ph.D.
JAMES H. MCCABE, M.A
ALBERT MCCLEEILY, M.A.
WILLIAM T. MCNIFF, Ph.D
ANTHONY MESSURI, A.B.
JAMES A. MULLEN, Ph.D
josEPH S. MURPHY, M.A.
ANDREW B, MYERS, A.B.
JOSLPH V. O NRIL1., LL.B.
11DMUND V. 0,SULLIVAN, M.A.
JEREMIAH OYSULLIVAN, Ph.D.
WILLIAM M. PARTLAN, M.A.
ROBERT RAYMO, M.A.
THOMAS REILLY, M.A
josnvu SHLILHAN, M.A.
WILLIAM T. SHHZLDS, M.A
SAMUEL F. TBLFAIR, M.A.
LBOPOLD TORRABELLA, Ph.D
JOHN WINTER, M.A.
LEO K. YANOWSKI, Ph.D
MATTHEW E. ADAMS
De Witt Clinton Fordham ex '45
Matt's motto has always been-"Life is too short to do every-
thing-conflne it to the essentials." This sane outlook is
typical of his general level-headedness and concentration. On
his return from the wars, Matt resumed his preparation for
a medical career, still finding the time, however, to satisfy
a taste for French literature. In his determined pursuit to an
M.D. he carries with him the deserved best wishes of his
Sodaliry 1, 2, 3, 4! Iulramlmzl Sporlx 1, 2, 3,5 Mimer mul
Mummerr 1, 2.
HUGH G. ALLEN
St. Ann's Fordham ex '45
Burt's chief function, it seems has been to enliven many a
dreary morning coffee club with his talent for the sly in-
nuendo. Though his excellent scholarship belies it, he claims
that his sole purpose in life is to be a good mixer. His
classmates realize however, that in whatever post-academic
field he carries this startling and personable philosophy, he is
just the lad to make it pay big dividends.
Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frezzrb Club 1, 2, 3.
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Mount Saint Michael Fordham ex '44
Aiming eventually at a Master's degree in Psychology, johnny
still remains faithful to his childhood hobby of elaborate
toy trains. Upon emerging from the "wild blue yonder" of
the Air Forces, he returned to the campus in 1946 where
he made his mark as a zealous member of the Harvester
Club. His persevering personality, long appreciated by his
many friends, bodes well for him in his chosen career.
Harvester Club 1, 3, 4,' Hillary Club 1,' Frerbmafz Forum 1,'
Frenrb Club 1, 2,' Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4.
Hazelton High School Fordham ex '44
Gentleman joe, who first made the headlines with a touch-
down jaunt against Southern Methodist in 1941, closed his
career on the gridiron in similar style against NYU. He will
be long remembered as one of Fordharn's all-time backfield
greats. Recalling such diverse incidents as the Sugar Bowl
victory and jap mortars on Okinawa, joels intentions for this
post-war, post-academic world are marriage, a business for
himself with a little professional football "just to keep his
Varsity Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Sporty 1, 2, 3, 4,'
Partbefzian Sodaliiy 1, 3, 4.
RENATO AREVALO Y GOMEZ
"Niug"' Philippine Army
Ateneo de Manila High School Ateneo de Manila ex '43
Ning is one of the few good things the war brought to
Fordham and specifically, to our class. Educated previously
at the Jesuit Ateneo de Manila, he was there when the Japs
struck and endured the blood and carnage of those tragic
days. After completing some graduate work in economics and
journalism, Ning intends to return to his home in Manila
where he will use his American education in handling his
family business and writing for the Manila papers.
Monthly 4,' Parlbenimz Sodalily 4:
St. Basil's Prep St. Basil's ex '45
Walter's business-like attitude causes little doubt as to why
his nickname is the anglicized version of Vladimar. In his
quiet diligent manner, he goes his way as a. student, a gentle-
man and a warm-hearted friend. Although a Fordhamite for
but one year, he has accomplished quite successfully his leap
into his new environment. A Chemistry major, Walt intends
to scale the heights of research and work toward his Master's
Sodality 3, 4,' Glee Club 41 German Club 4: Cmemiriry
PAUL J. ATTANASIO
Theodore Roosevelt Fordham ex '45
After a distinguished three years' service as an officer in the
Navy, Pablo joined the class in September, 1946. Quiet and
industrious, he nevertheless took little time in winning many
friends who admired the zealous and rewarding manner in
which he pursued his quest for a degree. Embarking after
graduation upon a career in business, it should be only a
short while before his interested classmates hear of his suc-
Sodality 1, 2, 3.' Harvzferter' Club 4,' Chemistry Club 1, 2, 3.
RAYMOND F. AUBE
Mount Saint Michael Fordham ex '45
Long on personal charm, Ray has the enviable quality of
being able to make friends quickly and in numbers. His cheery
greeting and "make you feel at home" manner make him a
welcome guest at any function while his sharp and oftentimes
poignant wit serves to liven up the dullest gathering. Versa-
tile, clever and serious-minded underneath a carefree exterior,
the "Aub" excels in the classroom, at the bridge table, on the
athletic field or anywhere the gang gets together for a good
Sodalily 2, 3, 4g Ifzrramfn'alSpo1-lr 3, 4.
FRANK L. AUERBACH
William Howard Taft
One of the more quiet students roaming around Rose Hill
Frank has compiled an enviable scholastic record in his four
years, winning top honors every june. With all this, he still
finds time to be an active member of the Beethoven Society.
An English Major, the "Beadle" hopes to use his experience
on the MARGON and Monthly, to help him toward a
Master's degree and a teaching position. In this aim, his
classmates feel his success is assured.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 45 Beethoven Society 4,' MAROON if
Monthly 3, 4.
SALVATORE F. AUTERI
Stuyvesant High School Fordham ex '45
joe DiMaggio's biggest booster on the campus, Sal is always
ready at the drop of a Sporting News to engage all and sundry
in a discussion about baseball. In his more academic moments,
Sal devotes his energies diligently to his pre-med studies extra
laboratory work. His good natured, pleasant company will be
sadly missed by those of his friends who will not join his
earnest graduate work toward a degree in medicine.
Sodality 1, 2, 4g Harverler Club 1, 41 Cbemirtry Club 2, 3, 4.
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ROBERT W. AYLING
Dr. Mullen's capable assistant in General Biology and Com-
parative Anatomy, Bob hopes to work toward a Master's de-
gree in Science and teach in the next few years. A shining
light among the boarders, he was chairman of the successful
dance they sponsored this year. His diligence on the RAM
and in the Harvester Club augur well for his continued suc-
cess as his warm personality indicates that he will never
want for friends.
Parlbenian Sodality 1, 2, 4,' RAM 4,' MAROON if Hm'z.'e.rfer
Club 4,' Intramural Sporlr 2, 3, 4.
PHILIP C. BAGNASCO, JR.
Quiet, unobtrusive Phil's campus activities included prominent
membership in the Sodality and Beethoven Society. Aside
from his favorite diversion of classical music, his interests
include reading and bowling. Phil's reticence cannot hide
his competence and encourages his many friends in the belief
that he will succeed in his chosen field of medicine.
Soldality 1, 2, ?, 4,' Beethoven Society 4,' Hafveyler Club 4.
FRANK A. BAIN, JR.
Long Beach H. S. Fordham ex '45
Never one to lay down dogmatic statements, Frank is a
thoughtful and observant fellow with a quiet, but keen, sense
of humor. He is looking forward to a teaching career, and
his consideration for others and un-pedantic manner augur
well for his future students.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Glee Club 1,' Frerbzmm Forumg Spanish
Club 1, 2.
FRANCIS P. BARBERIO
St. Mary's Academy Yale ex '46
Coming to Fordham as a transfer from Yale after wartime
service in the Army, genial Frank has won a host of friends
at Rose Hill. A friendly manner and easy-going ways com-
bined with a steady, keen mind have brought him scholastic
success, and his future in the medical profession seems well
Sodalify 3, 4,' Connecticut Club 3, 4,' Haruerter Club 3, 4.
Quiet, with the type of personality that attracts a legion of
friends, "Big john" is one of the more serious students of
'47, His way of doing everything just a little better than re-
quired accounts for his success in the classroom, and also for
a part of the success of the Harvester Club, of which he was
a member in Senior year. A future medico, John is well pre-
pared for his chosen profession.
Sodulity 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harrferier Club 4,' Frencb Club 1.
Tom's interests are very diversified. He is an amateur sculptor
of note, has been a member of the Glee Club, and of the
Sodality. Furthermore, he represented Fordham in last year's
intercollegiate Spanish contest. A loyal friend and faithful
son of the Maroon, he plans on getting married after gradu-
ation and doing research in Psychology. His industry and
friendliness have earned him the best wishes of his classmates.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,'Sadali1y I, 2, 3, 4.
JAMES F. BINGHAM
Xavier Holy Cross ex '45
After three years with the Navy, much of the time spent in
the Pacihc Theatre, jim took up at Fordham where he had
left off at Holy Cross in 1943. A member of the Parthenian
Sodality, he soon became a prominent member of the small
but select group of Physics majors at Rose Hill. His future
plans include graduate study in engineering, possibly at a
university abroad. Regardless of the location, it is certain that
in jim they will be getting one of the top scholars and
surely one of the best personalities in the present class.
Abraham Lincoln Fordham ex '44
Bonny achieved a unique balance on the campus between his
scholastic pursuits and his Chemistry Club activities. Versatile
as well as talented, he disposed of all his complicated course
with equal facility. His gift for the unique expression marks
him as a lion in conversation. In working toward an eventual
Master's degree in Chemistry, he has earned the praise of his
teachers and the admiration of his friends for his diligence
and academic work.
Chemistry Club 1, 2, 4,' Sodaliiy 1, 2, 3, 4.
Evander Childs High School
Tony will always be remembered as one of the best natured
men in our class. When one talks to him about his favorite
subjects, Chemistry and Philosophy, they take on new mean-
ing. Any day one might see Tony stalking about the campus
with camera and Hash bulbs in hand taking pictures for
himself and in his capacity as Ram photographer.
Freurb Club I.: Sodalily 1, 2, 3: Harvester Club 4,' Ram 3, 4.
HAROLD C. BOUDREAU
Swamscott High School Fordham ex '43
Introducing-the convivial H. Charles, who was a shining
light on the gridiron or in any festive gathering that needs
the "light touch." The versatile Hal, an English major and a
Sugar Bowl end, prides himself on his wife and baby in
Nahant. A flying chauffeur for an Admiral before he returned
to Rose Hill, he plans to coach and teach in a New jersey
high school on graduation. Popular and talented, he has
earned the friendship of faculty and student alike.
Variirj' Football 1, 2, -if Parrlvenian Sodality 1, 2,' Mar'oon 4.
ALEXANDER R. BOULOGUE
St. Josephs Prep Fordham ex '45A
Being a student of many and varied tastes, A1 might be found
anywhere from a chemistry lab to a theatre. When our chem-
istry major is not amidst fuming acids and gallons of un-
knowns, one might easily see him in "Ye Old Book Store."
The student who weighs his time well, can always find leisure
for a job. Most of his evenings are spent at the desk with
perhaps a few moments of relaxation under the spell of the
Warsaw Concerto. On Christmas Eve Al announced his en-
gagement to a Philadelphia girl. Chemistry will be Al's chief
concern after graduation.
Altar Boy Soriety 2, 3, 41 Cbemirtry Club 2, 3, 4,' Mime!
and MllIlllllel'J 1,' Boarder Counril 1, 2, 3,' Debating Soriely 1.
Mt. St. Michael's Fordham ex '45
The pre-war poolroom king, Gerry's later days in college
were marked 'by his attempts to produce as much speed out of
his car as came from the B-24's he used to Hy. Outside of this
foible, Gerry impresses as a very sane fellow. He is preparing
to be a lawyer and contemplates going to Fordham Law
School where his natty dressing will mark him as a Beau
Brummel as it did at Rose Hill.
Rifle Team 1, 2,' Sodalily 1, 2.
JOHN P. BRADY
' 'Phil " A rmy
Ridgefield Park Fordham ex '44
In Phil, we see the ideal combination of scholar and athlete.
Modest, and always in demand for a party by his friends, his
keen sense of humor heightens his warm personality. An of-
ficer in the army before his return to Rose Hill, he hopes to
use his experience and skill in the business field after gradu-
ation, leaving football to the more eager neophytes among
his countless friends.
Vanity Football 1, 2, 3, 4,' Track 1, 2, 3, 4.
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DONALD T. BRENNAN
Xavier Fordham ex '44
Don's conviction that his Marine Corps experience was an
excellent livelihood is heightened by his taste of post-war
civilian life. A valuable guard on the '42 and '46 elevens, he
liked football but plans to watch it from now on. His policy
of disregarding any change under a dollar indicates he will
probably be a Wall Street financier. A capable, modest
scholar, Don has left a lasting imprint on many friends on
Varsity Football 1, 2, 3, 4.
THOMAS G. BRENNAN
De Witt Clinton Fordham ex '45
The Feature Editor of the RAM and Managing Editor of the
MAROON, Torn's brittle pen and sharp wit have enlivened
his classmates' last year on the campus. Many are the Broad-
way plays that have felt the sting of his pen and considerable
the number of bridge sessions that have been stimulated by
his conversation and guile. His conviviality and "devil-may-
care" have distinguished many festive gatherings, nor has his
genuine good sense been lost on his confereres who will miss
the genial Brennan touch, after graduation.
RAM 1, 2. 3,' Fealure Edilor 4: MAROON Managing Edilor
4,' Srr'izf'e11er-.r 1.
EDWARD F. BRESLIN
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
The man whose unassuming but genuine personality has won
him more friends than any of his classmates, Big Ed's main
ambition is to go through law school and settle down to a
life of leisure and high finance. A veteran of Uncle Sam's
Field Artillery, he prides himself on his "bogey-busting" golf
game and an intricately contrived head of hair, which he fears
he might be losing. An athlete of note, a Beau Brummel of
distinction, Eddie's diligence and social proclivities give
marked indication of his success after graduation.
Bafeball 1,5 Golf 3, 4,5 Har1fe.rier Club 1, 4,' MAROON 4,'
Sodalizy I, 2, -ig Inferrlarf Sporlr 1, 2, 3, 4.
Brooklyn Prep Fordham ex '44
Returning to Fordham after more than three years' service
in the Pacific, Bob quickly regained the admiration of faculty
and classmates alike. His quiet efficiency and mature judg-
ment fltted him admirably for the active role he played in
campus affairs both scholastic and social during his college
years. Next Fall Bob will bring to Law School the fruits of a
well-rounded education and a winning personality, this com-
bination, we opine, augurs well for his future.
Sodalily 1, 2,' Harifertez' Club 1,' Frerbmmz F0!'lHl1,' Virgil
Academy 1,' Clary Ojicer 1, 3,' Repre.fe11tatir-'e 2,' Inlmmural
Sports 1, 2, 3, 4.
St. Simon Stock Fordham ex '45
"Des" has been playing basketball since he was nine. This
distinguishing factor explains starring on the freshman squad
before leaving for naval service where he compiled an ex-
cellent record. Des expects to enter the business world upon
the completion of his studies at Fordham where that same
affable nature which won him so many friends at Rose Hill
will be of infinite value.
Sodality 1, 2,' Vanity Bafketball 1, 2, 4.
RICHARD L. BRODERICK
No stranger to the written word, Dick supplied us with in-
teresting, informative and sometimes startling bits of chatter
in his column in the Ram. Ever with an ear to the ground,
this everyman's Boswell could be seen regularly in the cafe
gathering grist for his mill while doubling effectively as a
bridge-partner. As might be expected, Dick is planning to
invade the advertising agency Held, where his facile pen
should insure a beach-head.
50d4lifJ' 1, 2! Ram 1, 2, 3, 4: Mime: and Mzzmmerr 3,'
Debating 1, 3,' Hawerter 4,' Monfbly 1, 35 Sx'7'f1'6I76I'.l' I,'
Ifztmmural Sporty 2, 3, 4. "
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ROBERT L. BRYAN
Mount St. Michae1's Fordham ex '45
After a stint with the Army Air Force, Bob reappeared on
Rose Hill, took over as Business Manager of the Ram. When
not busily running about in this connection, Bob found time
to turn in a few fast Sprints for the track team. In the summer
of 1945, he entered the ranks of the benedictsg soon after
entered a new business venture, that of recording weddings
and other ceremonies. Near the top in the Senior Popularity
Poll, Bob plans to enter the business world after graduation.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 44: Bzlsinexf Mazzagef' of Ram 3,' Track Team 3.
EDWARD P. BUCKLEY
"Ed" A rmy
St. Peters Prep St. Peters College, ex '46
A swimming enthusiast, Ed showed his versatility by his par-
ticipation in Debating, the Glee Club and the Sodality. Re-
served, diligent, he found time to do ample justice to his
studies despite his various extra-curricular interests. Such a
well rounded background will place Ed in good stead in all
his future undertakings.
Sodaliry 1, 2, 3, 4,' Debafing 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
EMIL W. BURES
Shelton High School Fordham ex '42
Modest Emil's outstanding characteristic is his versatility on the
football field and in the classroom. One of the original mem-
bers of the class of '42, he spent four long years in the Army
before resuming his education. Diligent and hard-working,
he has won his classmates' admiration for his zealous pursuit
of a degree in preparation for a 'business career after gradua-
tion. His friends will miss the sobering influence and quiet
certitude he afforded their more inflamed conversations.
Varsity Football 1, 45 Sodalily I, 2, 3,' Interclarr Barketball
1, 2, 3, 4.
JOHN F. BURKE
john is the type of student that becomes a sparkplug in every
organization he joins, all his classmates have the greatest
respect for his ability in his studies and his warmth of nature.
He has the ability to make many firm friends and to make
himself wanted in every campus organization. His specialty,
however, is the Glee Club and his diligence and talent there
bode well for his future success.
Sodality 1, 2,' Glee Club 2, 3, 4,' Monthly 3, 4.
De Witt Clinton High School
Angelo is one of those quiet fellows it would be hard to get
along without. "Curly" is a serious student but his warm
smile lets you know that he is always willing to lend a hand
in a difficult job. Seeing Curly in Physiology lab is something
else againg he has a great knack for handling his specimens
and getting the most out of them, and is neither shy nor
retiring in doing his work. If he keeps that touch we will
see a great scientist some day.
Harvesler Club 4.
NORMAN A. BUZAID
Danbury High School Fordham ex '45
Business-like Norm's talents for organization and Hnance have
contributed greatly to the success of the Mimes and the MA-
ROON. A well known personality in the class, his charm
and perseverance have been responsible for many class ban-
quets and happy gatherings. A stalwart of the Connecticut
Club, Norm hopes to Hnish his education at Law School and
thence to practice in the labor field where his talents should
be well rewarded.
RAM 3, 4,' MAROON Bufirzerr SMH 4,' History Club IV:
Sf. Vincent de Paul Soriely 1, 2,' Comzerticul Club I, 2, 3, 4,-
Mimer and Mummerr 4.
EDWARD V. BYRNE
Erasmus Hall Fordham ex '45
Desirous of teaching after graduation, Ed prepared himself
well by instructing in Biology Lab in his Junior and Senior
years. His easy, good natured attitude towards things has
placed him in favor with all his classmates and will, we are
sure, carry him happily through life.
Sufimming Team Manager 1, 2, 3,' Sodality 1, 2, 3.
EDWARD A. CALABRIA
Mt. St. Michael's A Fordham ex '44
Sporting one of the sunniest dispositions in the history of
Fordham, Ed has specialized in making friends throughout
his energetic four year stay at Fordham. A letter man in
tennis, in his sophomore year, he is at present dabbling in
atomic physics. Outstanding scholastically, Ed is one of these
fortunate few who do all things well and for whose future
even the amateur forecaster feels safe in predicting good days
and bright deeds.
Tennis 1, 2, 4,' Huriferter Club I, 2, 3,' Mimer and Munznzerr
1, 2, 3.
JOSEPH R. CAMMAROSANO
A. B. Davis Fordham ex '45
His infectious grin belying his serious application to school
work, joe has held forth as an honor student since first
coming to Fordham. With this he is still one of the most
alfable friends a man could have. Majoring in Economics
wasn't his sole worthwhile effort at Fordham for he still found
time for active participation in the Spanish Club, Harvester
Club, Sodality and an occasional game of softball on the quad-
rangle. With some graduate school work behind him joe in-
tends to busy himself in Foreign Affairs with his success in
college a Hne criterion for his future achievements.
Ha1'zfe.rrer Club I, 2, if Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Spunirb Club
1, 2, 4,' Inlrumural Sports 1, 2, 4.
LOTHAR E. CANDELS
Avon Old Farms H. S.
One of the men whose interest and spirit kept alive the extra-
curricula activities during the war, "Windy" Candels has been
a leader in the Glee Club, the Sodality, and the German Club.
As a member of the Student Council in his Junior and Senior
years, he has contributed to the success of the dances which
have lightened the academic grind. Diligence and a winning
personality spell a fruitful career in the medical profression.
German Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Parlbeniun
Sadulity 1, 2, 3, 4,' Connecticut Club 3, 4,' Student Council
PETER A. CAN EVARI
Pete's serious bearing is deceptive on first meeting him, but
the jovial, fun-loving aspect of his personality soon becomes
apparent. A leader among the lads of the intramural sports
groups, the softball field and gym have been his stamping
grounds. The combination of a studious mind and wide in-
terests foreshadow Pete's success in the field of medicine.
Sodalily 1, 2,' Ifmior Dame Commilteeg Irzlfumumlf 1, 2, 3, 41
Ram Staff 2,' German Club 2, 3.
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FELIX P. CARROLL
Brooklyn Prep Fordham '45A
Reserved in manner, "Phil" has won many friends by his
sincere, considerate ways. He has devoted most of his time
since his return from the service to his pre-medical studies,
but has still found time to participate in the softball sessions
on the Parade ground. Perseverance and pleasant exterior
augur well for Phil's future.
German Club 1, 2,' Sodaliiy 1, 2, 3,' lrzira-murals' 1, 2, 3, 4.
KENNETH E. CARROLL
St. Nicholas of Tolentine City College '45
Always alert to confound the philosophy profs and to make
the most of any situation, Ken has given a charm and sub-
stance to the class which we could not easily have done with-
out. Although a relative newcomer to Rose Hill, his easy
going, lively personality have made him popular both in and
out of class. Witty, amusing, with an unrestrainable tendency
to practical jokes, he has provided many laughable moments
and relieved many a Blue Monday.
Sodality 3, 4,' Harvexler Clnb 4.
"jack" Army Air Force
Regis Fordham '44
Even in the days of the Vigilante Committees, when jack
rode herd on several unfortunate Frosh as an exalted Soph,
his friendly smile often belied his hazing commands. The
enthusiasm with which he indoctrinated several members of
the class of '45 in the Fordham spirit was characteristic of the
enthusiasm with which he tackles everything, as evidenced by
his wide variety of outside interests. Though jack has tapered
off in his after hours activities since his return from service
with the Army Air Force, his pre-war years at Fordham saw
his participation in the Glee Club, Harvester Club, Mimes and
Mummers as well as in the Sodality and lntra-mural Sports.
Sodalily 1, 2, 31 Ilf.llll16.l' and Mll7lll1l6I'.Y I, 2,' Harzfefrer Clzzb
1, 2, 35 Glee Clzrb 2, 3,5 Iiztm-mlmzl Sports I, 2, 3.
MICHAEL T. CASEY
Bishop Loughlin Fordham '44
One of the more substantial characters who journey from
Flatbush to Rose Hill, Mike is known as a practical joker.
Loquacious and good-natured, Mike tempers his pranks with
genial mercy. An early member of the benedicts, Mike and
Rosemary look forward to a large family of redheads, and
incidentally, to a future in the export trade.
Soflulily 1, 2, 3, -if Ci'0.rx-C01ll1ff'y I, 2,' Frencb Club I.
WALTER W. CHEETHAM
A Long Island lad who has made his mark as a pre-med,
Walt's quiet ways tend to hide his cheery, pleasant personality.
He has devoted his time almost exclusively to his studies,
but not entirely forsaking the football field for the lab. A
keen mind and easy manner are harbingers of future success.
Intra-muralf 1, 2, 3, 4,' Sodality 1, 2,' Frenrb Club 1.
Fordham Prep Fordham '45A
His ardent following of athletics at Fordham having begun
even before his college matriculation, Ed hasn't let this result
in his studies taking a back seat. And yet a basketball game
isn't oflicial until he is spotted in the stands. Not always a
spectator, he helped pioneer the return of track in '45 and Ed
also devotes a good deal of his time to intra-mural sports.
One of a handful of physics majors in the graduating class,
with his eye on graduate school, Ed's outstanding virtue is his
loyalty to Fordham.
Sodality 1, 2, 3,' Mafb Club 1,' Mimer and Mmzmzerr 4.
ALFRED H. CHOY
St. john Berchmans, Cali, Colombia
Cosmopolitan Al is one of the more widely-traveled members
of a widely traveled class. Linguist and lanb-man, he is point-
ing to graduate work in physics and math. Al is no grind,
as evidenced by his four year membership in the Glee Club,
and Beethoven Society and his great interest in and aptitude
for drawing and other art work. He will go on after June
to graduate work in physics and math.
Glee Club I, 2, 3, if French Club 1, 2: Germmz Club I, 2,'
Soclality 1, 2. 3, -lg Monflaly 4.
JOSEPH L. CINCOTTA
"foe" Com! Gufzrrl
High School of Commerce, Springheld, Mass.
A veteran of the Coast Guard during the war, joe began his
career on the campus in 1945. His expressive demeanor has
impressed many here and won him the praise of his teachers.
In working over his test tubes in the Biology Laboratory,
Joe is contemplating a career in medicine, where his ability
and perseverance should reap a deservedly large reward.
Gerfmzfz Club 3: Cl1emi.r1'ry Club 3, 4,' Sodaliiy 3, 4.
JOSEPH P, CLANCY
Since the reactivation of the Fordham Monthly last year, the
prose and poetry of joe Clancy have well nigh formed the
background of the publication. Despite the hours spent in pre-
paring his own copy, editing that of others in his capacity of
associate editor Joe has still been able to maintain a high
scholastic average. A quiet, friendly chap, joe is hardly one
given to self praise, but his classmates appreciate and admire
his ability and his deep interest in literature and other arts.
RAM 1, 2, 3,' Monthly 2, 3, 4,' Associate Edifor.
HERBERT G. CLANN
Jesuit High, Tampa, Fla. Fordham ex '46
A stalwart on this year's line basketball squad, Herb has been
the envy of his classmates who stand in awe of his excellent
scholarship. Quiet and modest, he achieved the peak of a
fine court career with his 21 points against Georgetown this
season. Not content to rest on his academic laurels, Herb
intends to continue to graduate school in chemistry and thence
to obtain a position in some industrial concern, where his
versatility will successfully assert itself.
Varsity Barketball 2, 3, 4,' Goarder Council Vice Prerident 41
Sodality 2, 3, 4.
DONALD F. CLARK
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
Don is one of the quieter students who goes about his work
in an efficient and competent manner. Don has concentrated on
smdies looking forward to more education at law school, and
so has not been able to take part in many extra-curricular
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harverier 4.
Mount St. Michael's Fordham ex '46
Musically inclined, Bob spends most of his leisure hours
singing for the Glee Club and playing a saxophone in the
University band. Returning from service in the Navy Bob
took right up where he left oh' and intends to continue his
schooling but is uncertain in just what field. A thorough
student he should be a success in whatever branch he chooses.
Sodalily 1, 2, -if German Club 1, 2,' Glee Club 1, 2, 4,' Band 4.
'GEORGE F. CLOSTER
Mt. St. Michael Fordham ex '45
Modest and industrious, Bud has compiled a notable record
on Rose Hill of scholastic achievement and social aptitude.
His friends claim his greatest asset to be his adaptability to
any situation, whether it be festive or philosophical. They
also appreciate that Bud's manifest talents and his earnest
application of them will prove rewarding upon graduation.
Sodality 2, 3, 4,' Harfuerter Club 1,' Band Z, 2.
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JOHN P. CLYNE
A dependable man for any task in Fordham's after hours
activities, jack made a name for himself with his backstage
work for the Mimes. Willing to work for long hours without
complaint jack will prove himself in whatever career he
chooses. Full of fun, he has been an ardent follower of Ram
teams on the athletic fields and will be long remembered
by Fordham as Fordham will long remember him.
Mime! and Mummerr 3, 45 Iniramuralr 1, 2, 3, 4,' Beelboz-'en
RICHARD T. COLE
Jamaica H. S, Fordham ex '45
Mainly rescponsible for the revival of the gold team Dick has
sparked it with his consistently par playing. Manager and
Captain in his Senior year, our junior Ben Hogan will be
leaving the greens and the fairways for some hard work upon
graduation at the Harvard Business School, Showing the same
steadiness in studies as he does in golf, Dick should be a
big success in his chosen held.
Sodality I, 2, 3, 45 Golf 1, 3: Capfain and Manager 4,'
Fravlmmzz Baxeball Manager.
RICHARD V. COLEN
Pierson High School, Sag Harbor, L. I. Fordham '43
A year round enthusiast for sport in all its aspects, Dick
likes to experience his athletic thrills at first hand. His warm
personality and musical talents, improved by his platter col-
lection containing the more unusual among operatic record-
ings made him a welcome and valued addition to the Glee
Club and the Beethoven Society. Qualities of integrity and
good sportsmanship, coupled with an easy, friendly manner,
characterized by consideration and courtesy augur well for his
future successes in his chosen field of public relations.
Glee Club 1, 2, 45 Beethoven Sociely 4,5 German Club 1, 2, 4.
JOSEPH C. COLLINS
Regis Fordham ex '45
Genial joe is a busy man around Rose Hill improving his
business knowledge with much hard work in the university
book store. Returning from a stint in the Army joe got right
back into the old groove of industrious scholarship and easy
going alfability. Using his long experience selling books to be-
devilled students, joe plans to become a salesman in a large
sporting goods company.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' French Club I.: Freybman Forum 1,'
Bookrlore 1, 2, 3, 4.
GERARD C. CONDON
Hackensack H. S. Fordham '45
Having gotten a taste of the mechanics of radio while in the
Army Jerry returned to Rose Hill and immediately interested
himself in the newly instituted radio course. A competent
worker in his chosen field Jerry intends to continue his interest
in radio by doing some work in the radio program produc-
tion. Also a writer and an actor Jerry shows his versatility by
being one of the better students in the year.
Mimer and Mummerr 4,' Radio Club 4g Mdl'00Il 4: Sodalily
2, 3, 4.
GEORGE M. CONLEY
Bishop Loughlin Fordham ex '43
With his war-time experience as a radio operator with the Air
Forces behind him, George returned to the campus last year
to resume his education. Originally scheduled to graduate in
1943, this quiet, modest student has made his mark on Rose
Hill in the hearts of faculty and students alike. In his post-
academic career in the Civil Service, his associates wish him
all success. -
Pbyriar Club 1, 2,' Clnemirlry Club 1, 2,' Frerbman Forum I,'
French Club If Sodalily 1, 2, 4,' Imranzural Slborlr 1, 2.
ROBERT F. COOGAN
Brooklyn Prep Fordham '45
Bob easily qualifies as one of the most popular men in the
class. Close to the top in every examination despite his con-
stant worrying, Bob complements this studious attitude with
a quiet manner and easy wit which make him extra welcome
at both on and off campus activities. Class ofiicer in Freshman
Year, Sports enthusiast, and active sodalist, Bob is a real
Debating 1,' Sodalily 1, 2, 4: Mimer and Mfll71IIIEl'.i 1,' Clarr
Secretary 1, Intro-mural Sportr 1, 2, 4.
EDWARD P. COSGROVE
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
Beginning with his days at Fordham Prep, life at Fordham
has been for Ed one continuous rush of theatrical excitement.
In his unceasing pursuit of the finer points of the histrionic
art, this favored son has spared no efforts even to acquiring a
hairdo worthy of the busking and sock. But in la more serious
vein, Ed has also endeared himself to the hearts of the cafe-
teria faithful with his more impassioned tirades against almost
anything in sight. He has roamed through Fordham for many
years and has never failed to make the trip interesting. A
hearty tribute to him for his many talents in so many fields.
.Milner and MNf?Ill1El'J 1, 2, 3,' Glee Club 2, 3,' Sodality 1, 2, 4.
JAMES E. CRAIG
"Senator" u Army
Trenton Central H. S. Fordham '45
Besides being the campus representative for the Herald Trib-
une, forever seen chasing down a story for the Fourth Estate,
the Senator, as he is known to most of his friends, is active
in the Glee Club and Sodality, in addition to proving that
being well dressed goes hand in hand with a congenial per-
sonality. His willingness to lend his theories to any discussions
among his classmates, and the broad mile to go with it have
made jim very popular with his fellow seniors. With such a
fine start, his goal of the newspaper field should readily be
Debating 1, 2,' Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Glee Club 1, 2, 4,' Harvester
Club 1, 2, 45 RAM 3.
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GEORGE M. CULVER
John Adams H. S. Fordham ex '45
George left Fordham four years ago to join the Air Force, and
after winning the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with four
clusters in a Heavy Bombardment squadron in Europe, he
returned to his Alma Mater to resume his studies. A calm and
quiet fellow, George had the courage to make that deep plunge
during the Christmas Holidays and now has Mrs. Culver
typing all his term papers. His sincerity and perseverance
should make him as successful in the business world as he is
among his fellow students.
Frenrb Club 1, 2,' Temzir Team 1,' Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4: Fordham-
Frarzre 1,' Inlra-mural Sport! 2, 3, 4.
PETER M. CURRAN
Power Memorial Fordham ex '45
Pete's outstanding accomplishment has been the maintenance
of a splendid academic rating throughout his four years. A
good friend besides, he has not let all his time be consumed
with his studies, but spent a good part of it working off the
campus and in Fordham activities. Quiet and efficient, Pete
is one member of the class whose meritorious record on Rose
Hill leaves no doubt as to an excellent and lucrative future.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harvester Club 4,' Chemistry Club
1, 2, 3, 4.
JOHN T. CUSACK
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
Unassuming johnny has spent most of his time on Rose Hill
working as a football manager, as a first-class missioner in the
Harvester Club or quietly attaining a high rating in class. His
unaggressive charm has gained him many close friends, all
of whom realize that in his chosen post-academic work in
foreign trade, Johnny's brain-power should reward him well
for the diligence applied at Fordham.
Frerbmarz Football Manager 1,' History Club 1, 2,' Sodality
1, 2, 3, 4gHarues1er Club 4.
JOHN J. DALY, JR.
Power Memorial Academy Fordham '45
A man of considerable parts, john has thrown his weight into
the balance more than once in behalf of deserving activities of
his class and school. A four-year letter man in intramural
athletics, and a member of the Ram staff during his first
two years, john has also found time to devote considerable
energy to such a charitable project as publicity for the Mimes
and Mummers. Upon leaving these ivy-covered walls, he de-
clares it is his intention to try what Ethics can do in accumu-
Intramural Athletic: 1, 2, 3, 4: Mimes and Mummerr 3, 4,'
Ram 1, 2,' Publicity for "Everyman"
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
Industrious Pat's main ambition is to obtain his Master's
degree in Physics upon graduation and do research with an
industrial firm. One of the mainstays of Father Mulqueen's
revitalized music-makers, he has created an enviable balance
between his academic work and his activities. Quiet and tal-
ented, he has made many friends, and he brings into his post-
college Physics career the good wishes of them all.
Fre.rZvma11 Forum 1,' Band 1, 2, 3, 4,' Pbyricr Club 1, 2,-
Sadamy 1, 2, 3, 4.
THOMAS F. DALY
Power Memorial Fordham '45
In Freshman and Sophomore year Tom was one of the sharp-
shooters on Sgt. Smith's R.O.T.C. rifle team which garnered
many laurels in competition. Coming back after doing his bit
for Uncle Sam, he quietly rang the wedding bells in Sep-
tember of this year. Tom's winning Irish smile has endeared
him to many and his generous open nature has made him a
favorite with all.
Rifle Team 1, 21: Sodality 1, 2.
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ROBERT M. DE BAUN
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
A rare mixture of scientist and philosopher, Bob somehow
hnds time between these two interests to be a writer-critic
for the Monthly. Deeply appreciative of the classic modes of
art and music he is nevertheless a science major in a weird
combination of the old and new world. Imbued with these
line qualities Bob should achieve greatness in whatever field
Sodalily 1, 2,' Monthly 3, -if Cbemirtry Club 4,' German
Club 1, 2.
ROBERT F. DEGEN, JR.
Iona Prep Fordham ex '44
From the first day he arrived at Rose Hill some seven years
ago until his graduation Cand perhaps beyond thatj Bob has
covered a lot of ground at Fordham. One of the more inter-
national-minded members of the class, he found time to satisfy
both the Gaelic Club and the French interests on the campus
with his endeavors. Following up his service in France during
the war, "Deeg" was one of the men "behind the scenes"
who sponsored the revival of the French journal, the Fordham-
France. If, someday you chance on a bit of advertising copy
that tells its story with a smile and has at the same time a
touch of the Gaelic and a bit of the Gallic, that will be Bob
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' French Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' President 3, -if
Fonlham-Fmzzce 3, 4,' A.vri.rfaut Edilor -if Fordham Monthly
3, if Maroon Staff if Debating 1, 2,' Frerhulmz W'orb,rhop,'
Gaelic Club 3.
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WILLIAM C. DE LANNOY
In Bill-whose surname undoubtedly indicates noble an-
cestry-we meet one of the busiest fellows on the campus.
When he is not lost to mundane things in the nebulosities of
Philosophy, he is either out teaching piano or fumbling
expertly with a new radio gadget. The natural harmony of
his soul finds expression in the Glee Club and the newly
formed Beethoven Society of which he is Treasurer. A Physics
Major, Bill has worked as engineer for WOR, and plans
to be an engineer when he finishes school.
Sodality 1, 2,' Ram Phoiographer 3,' Fordham Glee Club
1, 2, 3,' Beethoven Socieiy 4.
ROBERT F. DEL VECCHIO
A member of the numerous band of immigres from the
hinterland of Connecticut, Bob has done nothing but enhance
the reputation of that lovely way-station during his stay at
Fordham. Although devoting most of his energies to studies,
he nevertheless found time to be a moving force in the for-
mation of the new International Club. Doubtful at present
about his future plans, he nevertheless can feel assured that
the future will bring as much success to his activities as has the
French Club ll: Iuterzzatiorml Club 45 Sodality 1, 2.
WALTER F . DERRY
Bishop Loughlin Fordham '44
One of a small circle of virulent philosophical psychologists
who hold daily seminars in the Caf, Walt's genial good-
nature facilitates his progress through the rough paths of
modern Capitalistic life, and assures him, if anything were
needed, of good days to come. An economist who was also a
member of the History Club, he has a steady brand of scholar-
ship that finds few obstacles formidable, and none insur-
Manager, Trarb 1, 2, 3, 4,- Hifzory Club 1,' Sodaliry 1, 2.
Roosevelt High School Fordham '47
Among the more versatile and gifted members of the present
Fordham class, Jim has found plenty to occupy his talents
during a four year stay. He was an accompanist for the Glee
Club during his first three years, designed sets for the Mimes
and also acted in several plays. A fine artist, he has con-
tributed abundantly to the Monthly and designed the cover
for it. In his senior year he organized and became first chair-
man of the Art Club. With a modesty commensurate with his
ability all of jim's success produces nothing but more good
wishes on the part of others.
Glee Club I, 2, 3,' Mime: and Mummefx 3, 4,' Art Club 4,'
Monthly Staff 3, 4,' Sodality 1, 2, 3.
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VINCENT F. DI FAZIO
St. Joseph's, Hammonton, N. I. Fordham '45
Another of Rose Hill's medicos-to-be, Vin has conhned his
post-Army activities to his work in the chem and biology
labs. At off-hours, he is a member of the cafeteria coffee and
culture club, where the liner points of football, politics, man-
ners and men are acutely discussed. A member of the German
Club in Freshman, Vin still finds time to take part in intra-
German Club 1,' Intm-mural.r 1, 2, 3, 4.
JOHN A. DILLON, 112.
West Pawtucket H. S., R. I. Providence College
After a couple of years apprenticeship at Providence College,
john came to the big-time fFordham, that isj and lost no
time in making his mark in the great city. A Physicist who,
if not first, is at least in the very first line, john is also an
outstanding hand for Philosophy and has handed Father
Cox more than one shock in his Ethical cortex, with the
perspicuity of his ratiocinations. His sharp brain-power, care-
fully nurtured by the ministrations of Scholastic Philosophy,
should provide some interesting results when he continues his
Physical pursuits at Brown University's graduate school.
Sodality 4,' Sf. fohn Berchzllam Society 4.
JOSEPH F. DIRR
St. john's Prep Fordham ex '45
Reticent to talk about himself, joe can be counted on to
throw plenty of light on more distant subjects. An economics
major, he professes an interest in labor problems. Not con-
tent to play the part of a casual observer, joe intends to enter
law school after graduation to further prepare himself to be
of assistance in the solution of this vital economic issue.
Sodality 1, 2, 3,' German Club 1, 2,' Freshman Forum,-
Illffdlllllfdl Sporty 1, 2, 3.
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WILSON P. DIZARD, JR,
" WWI" Army
Curtis H. S. Fordham ex '44
Wils ranks as one of the most dynamic members of the class,
evidencing keen interests on many levels, notably the political.
Gifted with a sparkling wit and alert to everything and every-
one with whom he comes in contact, he has the knack of
transforming the drabbest happenings into occasions of laugh-
ter. Besides taking an active part in extra-alrricular activities,
Wils has been the campus correspondent for the New York
Times during his Sophomore, junior and Senior years. He
confirms for us the truth of the statement: if you want some-
thing done, give it to a busy man to do.
Sodalily 1, 2,' Partheniarz Society 3, 4,' Monthly 2, 3, 4,'
French Club 1, 2, 3,' Fordham-France 3, 4,' Srrivenerr If
Swimming Team 3.
PHILIP F. DONEGAN
Schoharie H. S. Fordham ex '45
The thin coat of reserve which clothes Phil is easily and often
doffed. The red-headed up-stater has won a host of friends
at Fordham with his easy geniality and ready smile, and his
quiet industry has earned him scholastic superiority. One of
Fr. Mulqueen's stalwarts on the band in his first two years,
the florence flask has displaced the fife and drum, and Phil
spent senior year as vice-president of the Chem Club.
Partbefzian Sadality 1, 2, 3, 41 Baud 1, 2,' Chem Club 4.
RONALD T. DONNELLY
Among the more industrious members of the present class,
Ron has a string of activities after his name which does him
credit, and we only wish there were more like him. Such
diverse interests as the Scriveners, the German Club, and the
Glee Club are counted among his part-time vocations. Much
more looms ahead in the shape of Law School, but after the
manner in which Ron hurdled Father Cox's Ethics book, there
can hardly be anything in law books to make him lose any
Srrirfenerr 1, 2,' German Club I, 2,' Glee Club 1, 2,' Sodalily
1, 2, 3,' Beelborfefz Society 45 Hawerter' Club 4.
THOMAS A. DOOLING, JR.
Malverne H. S. Fordham
From the far fields of Long Island to the hustling chaos of
Fordham Road, Tom has maintained a quiet competence and
affability which any future exigency will find it hard to dis-
turb. A Sodalist and a member of the Harvester Club, he also
complements his regular Chem major with some extra-curri-
cular delvings into the sub-world of valence and affinity via
the Chemistry Club. His present intention is to enter the field
of Industrial Chemistry.
Sodaliry 1, 2, 3, 4,' Hmwerler 1, 2, 3,.' Cbezzzirlry Club 2, 3, 4.
JAMES W. DOUVRES
Benjamin Franklin H. S. Fordham ex '45A
jim is the proud owner of a shiny new Pontiac and a mous-
tache. The former is temperamental and the latter tickles.
Originally in the class of '45A, he served with the 75th Inf.
Division in the ETO, returned to Fordham with an eye toward
the law. Blessed with a benign heart and magnanimous in all
things, jim has to his credit a notable record both in the
classroom and on the pitcher's mound.
Varsity Bafeball 3.
MICHAEL X. DOYLE
St. Basil's, Stamford, Conn. St. Michaels '44
Previous to his Fordham days, Mike served an infantry hitch,
which interrupted his stay at St. Michael's in Toronto. The
loss to the land of the Mounties is Rose Hill's gain, for Mike
has proved to be a generous, friendly companion, as well as
a thoughtful student. He plans to enter the merchandising
field, and continue his education with a business course.
Sodality 4,' Harzfester Club 4.
DONALD A. DRENNAN
Cathedral College High School
One of the leading conversationalists in Keating Cafe So-
ciety, Don can be seen any afternoon retailing a small joke
with large gestures. One of the most promising poets Rose
Hill has produced in many a year, Don returned the Fordham
Monthly to its pre-war excellence and before he resigned the
editor's chair left some new records for future editors to
strive after. Don is mentally flipping a coin on his future
with the balance tipping in favor of teaching rather than
advertising at the last peek.
Fordham ,Monthly 2, 3, 4,' Editor' -if Student Council 2, 3, 4,'
PAUL A. DRUMMOND
De La Salle Fordham '44
After sampling diverse subjects in the field of liberal arts,
Paul has settled down to a concentration in the field of radio,
along with other Fordham neophytes. This is but an added
outlet for a man who finds room for such varied absorptions
as Brahms and weight-lifting, Shakespeare and Vlhitman,
Byron and home-recording, He is, furthermore, an active
member of the Mimes and Mummers. A man with such a
variety of interests as Paul should find the future not discon-
certing, but merely piquant.
Sadality 1, 2,' Mimer and Mzzmmerf 1, 4.
FRANCIS A. DUGAN
Stuyvesant H. S.
Frank has won by unanimous vote the title of "classroom
lawyer," and with good reason, for his interest in matters
legal is boundless. His is a ready voice for arguments light or
serious, and his presence lends an air of conviviality to any
gathering. He organized his junior class dinner and the suc-
cess of that memorable evening is a tribute to his energy and
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Intra-mural: 3, 4,' Harvester Club 3, 4.
De Witt Clinton H. S. Fordham '45
Whether with the Glee Club or in an informal songfest
around the campus, jim's tenor voice is often heard in good,
close harmony. Debating and the work of the Mimes have
also claimed his interest. He aspires to a legal career, and the
cheerful ways and wide interests which have marked him at
Fordham presage a future as fruitful as his college days.
Sodality 1, 2,' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Debaling 1, 2,' Mime: and
Mummer: 1, 4.
I JOHN F. DUFFY
Xavier Fordham ex '45
After enduring four months as a POW in Germany, Jack
came back to Rose Hill in April of 1946 to assume a domi-
nant role in campus activities. Elected as the Senior who did
most for his class and for his college as well as the Most
Respected, Most Popular and Most Representative of the men
of '47, he devoted almost all of his time to the most indus-
trious and burdening of extra-curricular programs. The ad-
miration jack has won from his teachers and his classmates
for his spirit, diligence and loyalty goes hand in hand with
their sincerest wishes for his future as a lawyer.
Student Council President 4,' Sodalify Prefect 45 Mimes and
Mummeri' 1, 2, Secretary 4,' Debating 3, 4,' RAM 3, 4,'
MAROON Business Manager 4.
MATTHEW E. DULLAGHAN
Regis Fordham ex '45
Undaunted by the ordinary burdens of a Chemistry major,
Matt's enthusiasm for the slow dripping of chimerical conc-
tions led him into after-hour activities in the Chemistry Club
during his first, second and fourth years. Displaying singular
ambivalence, he managed to find time for dramatics and de-
bating as well. Despite his protestations of despair after day-
long Phys. Chem. exams, we deem it a safe bet that Matt: has
a successful future in store in the service of Chemistry.
Sodality 1, 2,' Freshman Forumg Cbemiftry Club 1, 2, 41
ARTHUR M. DUNN
Bishop Loughlin Manhattan '47
Artie began his college studies with the Kelly Green before
he entered the Navy, but few members of the class of '47
have been more ardent Fordhamites. Reserved and serious,
Artie has gathered about him a circle of firm friends who
will be following with great interest his career in the years
Mime: and Mummerr 45 Intra-mural Sporty 45 Harvester
' 'Bernie" A rmy
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
One of the keener ethicians of the Class, Bernie's real forte
lies in the more tangible held of Physics. In this connection,
he has set his sights on a Master's Degree with the idea of
teaching Physics and Mathematics. Speaking of sights, Bernie
aimed a mean rifle for the ROTC team at one timeg more
recently has switched to a camera with more interesting targets
in mind, we presume.
Sodality 1, 2, 35 ROTC Rifle Team 2.
JAMES W. DUNN
St. Nicholas Tolentine H. S. Fordham ex '45
The line tenor voice of wee Wilile Dunn is forever being
raised in song or argument over the bridge playing of his
inveterate partner, Tom Brennan. Another facet of his ver-
satility is his amazing writing ability and knowledge of au-
thors and poets past and present. Imbued with an effervescent
personality Willie is a past master of the glib phrase and the
sharp comeback. Although small of stature he is a ready
campaigner in any and all intra-mural sports and his pep and
enthusiasm have lifted many a faltering club to victory. This
boundless energy should insure his future success.
Sodalily 1, 2,' Glee Clzzb 1, 2, 3,'lf1l1'al11I1ralJp0rfr 1, 2, 3, 4:
Mimer and Mummerf 1, 2, 3.
WILLIAM P. DUNWORTH
Fordham Preparatory Spring Hill ex '45
Whether Bill's sojourn at Spring Hill College in the deep
South had anything to do with tuning him to the pitch of
insouciance at which he now vibrates is something which his
latter-day classmates cannot rightly tell. However his casual
brilliance is something of a shock to the more harried mem-
bers of the scholastic community, A Chemistry major, he has
served during Senior year as President of the Chemistry Club.
His request is that the Recording Angel put him down as one
who loves his fellow man and Father Cox's delineation of the
Sodalily 1, 4,' Harixerler Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Cl1emi.r!ry Club 3,'
RICHARD G. DUSSINGER
Iona Prep Fordham ex '46
After a somewhat extended odyssey Dick settled down to a
permanent residence at Fordham, and the multitudinous bene-
Hts of a Philosophical-Physical education fat both of which
subjects, incidentally, he excelsj. To complete a full program,
he is a member of the Debating Society and the Mimes and
Mummers. His future lies in the field of commercial research
via preliminary graduate studies.
Debating 3, 4,' Mimef 4.
THEODCRE H. ENDRES
"Ted "' Navy
St. john's Prep Fordham ex '43
Modest Ted's accomplishments at the bridge table have long
been recognized and lately feared by the less acute students
of the Art of the Two No Trump. The silent worker type,
he has compiled an excellent scholastic rating and balanced
it with vigorous activity in intra-mural athletics and the Glee
Club. His friends sincerely hope that his future will be
crowned with as much good fortune as were his earnest
efforts on the campus.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Inlramural Athletics 2, 3, 41: German
Club 1, 2.
Boys High School
Doc is one of those constant worriers who always manages to
shake off his troubles with his infectious laugh. Interested in
many activities, the press of a difficult science course has
forced him to drop this after hours work in favor of studies.
This diligence will stand him in good stead in the future years
far from Rose Hil.
Sodality 1, 2,' German Club 2,' Track Team 1,' Harzferter Club
4,' The Ram 2, 3.
ROBERT E. FARMER
Brooklyn Prep Fordham ex '45
Bob is the quiet, unexcitable type who wins friends and
academic honors with the same facility. After returning from
overseas service with the Navy, Bob intended to head for a
doct0r's degree, but such took too much time out of his life.
As a result, he is aiming at a career in business where his
scholastic ability, financial acumen and sincere personality
should make him a big success.
Frerbman Forum 1,' Cbairman, Frerbmafz Dance 1,' Haroefler
Club 1, 4,' Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4.
PETER L. FARRELLY
Power Memorial H. S. Fordham '44
Pete's friends have long known him as the sort that makes
good company with his lively wit and friendly disposition.
Although the war put off his graduation for three years, he
returned with his old zest for his studies and he has kept
his record a model one. During Pete's senior year his favorite
subjects were psychology and ethics and the value of these
courses were greatly enhanced by his experience during the
Har:-'erfer Club 1, 2,' Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 41 Debating Society 1,'
Glee Club 4,' Gaelic Soriely 1.
CHARLES R. FARRICKER
Fordham Prep Fordham '44
Charlie's marvelous gift of making and keeping friends is
questioned until you meet him. He is a blending of many
varied, and even contrary, qualities, Serious in important
matters, yet witty in all other thingsg quiet when he has noth-
ing to say, yet eloquent when he has an important idea,
reserved at lirst meeting, yet most friendly to those who know
him well. Having the unique ability to infect others with his
happiness, we are sure Charlie will leave many a fond mem-
ory in the hearts of his profs as well as his classmates.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 41 Intramzlral Sportr 1, 2, 3,' Football 4,'
Harvester Club 1, 2, 3,' French Club 4.
ARTHUR P. FENSORE
Bridgeport Central H. S. Fordham '42
One of the first to answer the bugle call of the recruiting
service, Art left Rose Hill shortly before graduation of his
original class, '-42. Returning to complete his senior year, he
has not had time to take his former place in extra-curricular
activities, since he fills out his spare time as the man behind
the camera in a Bridgeport movie. Pre-war, he was active in
the Parthenian Sodality, and the Physics and Chem Clubs.
Paribeniarz Sodalily 1, 2, 3,' Chem Club 1, 2,' Plwyfirr Club 1.
Congenial and earnest, Sal has taken part in a variety of
activities during his stay on Rose Hill. One of the men-about-
Fordham with a scientific bent, he plans to devote his talents
to dentistry. He was on the boarders' baseball and basketball
teams, as well as a member of the Sodality, the Mimes, and
the Harvester Club.
French Club 1,' HarveJfe1' Club 3, 4,' Sodalify 1, 2, 3, 4,' Intra-
mural: 1, 2, 3, 4.
FRANCIS D. FINNEGAN
Q Immaculate High School
Outstanding as athlete and scholar, Flip is one of the most
accomplished of our brethren. Varsity basketball star, a
nominee to West Point's All Opponent Team last year, hne
tenor in the Glee Club, author of the Ram's Sport Shots'
column, thespian, and Oratorical Contest winner are some of
his accomplishments. Primarily interested in Radio broad-
casting, which is his major, we are confident that success
awaits him in his chosen field.
V arrity Basketball 2, 3,' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Ram Slaff 1, 2,
3, 4,' Mimer and Mummerr 3.
Mt. St. Michael
Despite his modest and reserved exterior, Jack has an inner
sparkle that has won him many friends, A serious, thorough
student, his diligence has been rewarded with scholastic suc-
cess throughout his Fordham career, and the same persevering
ways mark him as a future leader in the business world.
Sadality 1, 2, 3, 4.
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
A familiar face to all on the campus whether it be at an ath-
letic event, social affair or class activity, few have achieved
more popularity than Smiling joe. Taking his nickname from
a parody poem in the Ram, Smiling joe has the habit of
breaking into song at the oddest moments fCrosby and Sinatra
need have no worries thoughj. His loyalty to Fordham will
never be doubted and his inevitable success in the business
and social world will be a source of credit to the class.
Tratk 1, 2,' Sodality 2,' Harzferfer Club Vire-Prerident 4,'
Greek Play 2.
, I r
VINCENT G. FLORENTINE
Boys' High School
Instrumental in the revival of two campus traditions, the
junior Prom and the Harvester Dance, Vin may be relied on
for efhcient cooperation at all times, Particularly aware of this
are the members of the "Ram" stall with whom he worked
diligently. A student affiliate of the American Chemical So-
ciety, Vin plans to go on at Fordham for his Master's degree
in Science and eventually to research.
Sodalify I, 2, 3, 4,' RAM Stag 2, 3, -lf German Club 1, 2, 3,'
Harzfefler Club 4,' Beefboven Soriefy 4,' Claemirlry Club 4.
ALEXIS C. FLORES
"Alex" Philippine Army
Agana, Guam Ateneo de Manila ex '42
It would be hard for the average Senior to realize that this
quiet chap seated in class with him had served with the
guerrilla forces in the Philippines during the Japanese occu-
pation and later joined the U. S. Sixth Army that liberated
the islands. Indicative of his interest in his adopted city, Alex
became a member of the brand-new Radio course at Fordham
on arrival here. After graduate journalistic studies he plans
to remain in America and his work at Rose Hill indicates
he will be a valuable addition to this country.
Monthly 4,' Sodality 4.
GERARD C. FLYNN
All Hallows High School Fordham ex '45
Gerry is one of the several married members of the class but
he still hnds the time to be among the most active men on
the campus. Most influential in reviving the Mimes and Mum-
mers in his junior Year, he turned his attentions to the
Council of Debate and became its president. Though his
classmates will recall his versatility as a member of the swim-
ming team, their most vivid impression of Gerry will be
his mad dash to Psych class every morning reading his
"Times" and carrying his cup of colfee delicately in his hand.
Swimming 2, 3, 4,' Mime! and Munzmerr Prefidem' 3,' C ozmcil
of Debate 3, Preriderzt 4,' Sodality 1, 2,' Ilzlerclars Alblefiur
1, 2, 3, 4.
ROBERT E. FLYNN
Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Vt.
The most youthful looking member of his class, Bob has the
distinction of coming from Vermont and surviving four years
as a boarder. Though his Rose Hill education was interrupted
in his Sophomore year, he returned to Fordham where his
pleasant and reserved influence was notable. With a marked
preference for pipes of any size or shape, Bob should use
his concise persistence to good advantage in his chosen career
Parllvenian Sodality I, 2, 3, 4,' St, Iobn Berrbmam' Sociely
I, 2, 3, 4: German Club 1, 4,' ROTC Rifle Team I, 2, 3, 4.
ROBERT F. FOLEY
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
Bob has contributed to the solemnity and beauty of many a
First Friday Mass through his inspiring organ playing. Ac-
corded well merited recognition for his leadership not only
in the spiritual and theatrical but in the intellectual activities
of the campus as well. Bob leaves behind him a record of
integrity and dependability: his sharp witticisms coupled with
his unique talent for caustic sallies made him the focal point
of many lively sessions in the Cafe: certain to make as out-
standing a contribution to any profession as he has to his
Sadalily, Arrirlamf Prefect, Organirtj Scrivenerrg German
Clubg Mimey and Mummerr, Pre.riderzl,' The Music Circle,
Director: Art Club.
T. RAYMOND FOLEY, JR.
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
Never stopped for a comeback, Ray's sharp wit has drawn a
wide circle of friends about him. Always willing to arrange a
party or dance, he can be considered one of the class's top
"socialites." Equally eilicient in his studies, he took up
Chemistry and Biology in his senior year in anticipation of
the medical profession. As a doctor, we have none but the
highest hopes for Ray and we are sure that he will always
be a source of credit to his class and to Fordham.
Harzferfer Club 4,' Morzflyly Stajjf 1, 4,' Sodalily 1, 2.
JAMES R. C. FONSECA
Good sense and a good nature are seldom partedg add a keen
sense of humor, a fighting spirit and you have jim. His out-
side work didn't deter "jim" from participating in sports
and other activities. He won his Varsity Track for track
and joined in the intramural tournaments. Having accom-
plished so much he will attain the success he is aiming for
in the future.
I zzlranzfmzl Acliifilier 1, 2, 3, 4,' Har1.fe.fter Club 3. 4.'
Sodality 1, 3.
SALVATORE F ON TANA
New Utrecht H. S. Holy Cross ex '44
After completing his early college years at Holy Cross, joe
returned to New York and entered Fordham upon his dis-
charge from the Army. He intends to enter medical school in
the Fall, and since he has demonstrated keen scienific apti-
tudes, his success seems assured. While at Rose Hill, joe took
part in the French Club, the Sodality and the Harvester Club.
Sodulily 4.: French Club if Hurz-'erfer Club 4.
JOHN P. FORD
Mt. St. Michael Fordham ex '42
Equally as proficient in solving a pressing philosophical diffi-
culty or quoting the odds on the latest events in the sports
world, Zeke is the possessor of a logical mind and a facile
way of expressing it. After four years in Uncle Sam's infantry
his sharp wit and intelligence were brought to bear on many
social or political problems in the "caf." Though it should
be of no great assistance in his future as a lawyer, Zeke's
expertly rolled fedora is his produest possession.
Harverter Club 1, 2,' Mimer and Mummerr 1, 2, 3,' Frerbmun
Forum 1,' Inimmural Atlaleticr 1, 2, 3, 4.
HENRY V. FREI
Regis Fordham ex '45
A charter member in the large society of benedicts which
now counts so many adherents at Fordham, Hank is an Eng-
lish major who switched horses in mid-stream to the broad
vistaed field of Radio. A former Army pilot, he still gets in a
lot of flying time on off hours, and when tired of the effete
surroundings of the city retires to the homelier refuge of
some nestled brook to ply the gentle trade of the fisherman.
His placid disposition should overcome any obstacles in the
long road ahead.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harverler 4.
JOSEPH R. FUSEY
Remembered among his wide circle of acquaintances for his
uncanny ability to recall even remote happenings in his
dealings with them, George formed many life-long friend-
ships during his studies at Fordham. Although his liking for
Chemistry began as a hobby, it has blossomed into a 1ife's
work for what the class of '47 believes will be one of the
top chemists in industry in a few years.
Gerfmm Czzbg Cbemirlry Clubg American Chemical Soriely.
JOSEPH. J. GAJDDSTIK
Stuyvesant High School
"Gay" is one of the quieter fellows in the class but those
who have had the good fortune to meet him, know that there
is plenty behind his silent appearance. His friendliness is
rooted in his smile, understanding ways and his willingness to
help the next man. His modesty is the nucleus of his character
and the secret of his attractive personality. In and out of class,
he exhibits a great calmness and patience which promises a
very bright future for him.
RAM 1, 2, 3,' Hawerter 3, 4,' Sodalily 2, 35 Intramural
Allalelirr 1, 2.
KENNETH T. GALLAGHER
Brooklyn Prep Fordham ex '44
Ken rightly deserves the place accorded him in the Senior
poll as being one of the top intellectuals of the class. But
the merry twinkle in his eye leads us to believe that he was
not obliged to burn much midnight oil in achieving this
distinction. We'X'e learned to look to Ken to clarify some
obscure idea of ours, and somehow give us a lighter heart
in the process. Intensely alive to the problems confronting
the Church, Ken is primarily concerned with the putting into
wider practice of the principles instilled here at Fordham.
His integrity and scholarship eminently qualify him for his
chosen profession as teacher of Philosophy.
Sodrzlify 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frefbman Forumg Monthly 2,' Gallir
Society 3,' Fre.flJnmr1 WorkJbop,' Clan Honors 2.
MATTHEW G. GALLIGAN
Hamden H. S. Fordham ex '45
Garvey hails from the Nutmeg State, the home of many
prominent Fordhamites. Unrufiled by trifles, he has made
many friends here at Fordham. A creditable scholastic rating,
coupled with an interest and participation in debating, have
given Garvey's associates the assurance that such accomplish-
ments indicate a promising future in law where his ability
should pay a deserved dividend.
Connertirut Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Sodality 1, 2, 4,' Debating 4.
JOHN B. GANDOLFO
. "Duke" Army
Bushwick H. S. Bergen junior College ex '42
The stringent routine of a Chemistry major has forced Duke
to eschew the athletic field of late. Before total capitulation
to the demands of the test-tubes, he found time to distinguish
himself as a member of the football, basketball, and baseball
teams. His greatest thrill was hitting a homer against Newark
in the ninth with two out, thereby breaking up a no-hitter.
By way of rounding out "the whole man," his convivial
nature makes him a welcome addition to any gathering.
Sodality 2, 3, 4,' German Club 2,' Cbemirlry Club 4,' Baseball
2, 3,' Barbetball 3,' Football 4.
GEORGE D. GAROFALLOU
Stuyvesant High School
Georgie's first love is classical music, but he has not let this
commendable avocation deter him from his pursuit of a
degree, which he will use as a step to law school. His friends
have found him serious, loyal and an earnest student. They
confidently expect that these characteristics will distinguish a
happy and fortunate future in the post-academic world.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' German Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Beetboven
- , Society -4.
GEORGE P. GARVEY
Chaminade High School
Interesting and humorous of conversation, George has a keen
knowledge in a diversity of subjects due to his devotion to
many hobbies. When it comes to athletics, Ge0rge's prefer-
ence lies with intramural sports and swimming, while his
favorite social activity is dancing. A fast man with a word,
and one of the most relaxed individuals you will meet, George
has found a lasting place in our treasure chest of memories.
He will always be recalled as a student and a steady friend.
German Club 1, 3.' Sodality 1, 2,' Mimer and Mummerr 1, 2,'
Cade! Caplain R. 0. T. C.
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
To Tom goes the distinction of having trod "those winding
walks" more often than most members of the class. A Prepster
freshman some ten years ago. Tom made the short transition
from Hughes to Dealy in '41, returned to Rose Hill as a
veteran last year. Ever faithful to the maroon, he intends to
begin the trek downtown to Fordham Law School in the Fall.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 45 Ifzrramural 1, 2, 3, 4.' Harvertef 1, 2, 4.
ROBERT E. GEBHARDT
Andrew jackson High School Fordham '45
It takes a well-rounded fellow to be able to make above
average grades as well as to keep a position on the varsity
basketball team, but when Bob combines these with the more
than full-time job of supporting his wife and two children
by after school work, then the people whose interests lie in
but one field can well sit up and take notice. And it is just
this determination to do all these things well and the ability
to succeed at it that commands the respect of those who know
Basketball 1, 2, 4,' Band 1, 2,' Sodality 1, 2, 4,' I-Iarzferter
Club 1, 2.
An all around "A" man, Bob shone as an actor, artist, and
honor student as well. The memorable "Peer Gynt" was a
personal triumph for him, and his drawings have been seen
on the "Monthly" cover. Despite the large amount of time he
has devoted to extra-curricular activities, Bob's scholastic
standing has not suffered, an indication that the theatre world
is to gain a diligent and capable citizen, Possessed of a flash-
ing wit, Bob's sincerity and good fellowship have won him a
host of friends.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4, Mimer and Mzwmierr 1, 2, 3, if Monthly
5, 4,' Hawertef' Club 3, 4.
Characterized by his red hair and quick smile, suggesting his
humorous outlook and capacity for friendship, Red is an ac-
complished intsrumentalist on clarinet and saxophone, in both
of which he indulges in neighborhood jam sesssions. Poised
between a career in Dentistry and Medicine, he has proved
by his undergraduate abilities that his success in either field
will be a foregone conclusion.
Sodality I, 2, 3, 4,' Harvester' Club I, 2, 3, 4.
JOSEPH P. GENNARO, JR.
"Litlle foe" Army
La Salle Military Academy Fordham ex '45
Joe was one of that valiant little band that usually just made
it to Psych class every morning. Despite his frenzied attitude,
he found the time to work hard and make friends, both of
which he did well. One of the many husbands in the class,
Joe hopes to be a surgeon, which two occupations should as
pleasantly fill his time as he has filled ours.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 41 Chemistry Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
NICHOLAS P. GILL
Bridgeport H. S.
Goodlooking Nick is another Fordhamite from the Nutmeg
State who has made a name for himself at Rose Hill. Manager
of the basketball team this year, Nick still found time to com-
pete in any and all Border sports activities. Well liked by his
classmates, Nick should never be at a loss for friends in the
years away from Rose Hill.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Baykelball Manager 4,' Intramuralr 2, 3, 4.
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EDWARD P. GILLERAN, JR.
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
"Looking Them Over" as RAM sports editor has been Edis
chief chore for Senior year, thereby capping four years of
deservedly praised achievement on the paper. Quiet in de-
meanor, Ed has a way of accomplishing an amazing amount
of work, which accounts for his good scholastic standing and
the completeness of RAM sports coverage these last few
years. In addition, he is mainly responsible for the sports
section of the MAROON.
RAM 1, 2, 3, 4,' MAROON 4,' Sodalily 1, 2, 4,' Trark 1.
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Regis Fordham ex '45
Going about the campus routine of lab, lecture and library
with casual determination, Bob has achieved scholastic ac-
claim with a minimum of worry and a maximum of success.
In him we've found the happy combination of the scientist's
precision and the collegiate's jocularity. During the war, Bob
served with the Signal Corpsg returned to Fordham, where
he majored in Chemistry. A member of the Chemistry Club,
Bob has yet to formulate future plans.
Chemistry Club 4.
JAMES P. GLYNN
St. Ann's Acamedy Fordham ex '44
With a smile that belies his rather serious exterior, "Ace" is
possessed of that blend of thoroughness and good humor
which marks the capable scholar and pleasant companion.
jim aspires to an LL.B. and the energy and determination
which have marked him at Fordham should stand him in good
stead in the future. He is a four-year man in Sodality, and
has taken part in the marching and music of the Band.
Band 1, 2, 3,' Sodulily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Ifztmmuralr 1, 2, 3, 4.
ROBERT MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN
Power Memorial Fordham '45
The elder and taller of the Brothers Goldstein, Bob's quiet,
conscientious manner is a perfect complement' to his brother,
Bill. A hne athlete, Bob played on last fears basketball team
and could be seen in any season as an active participant in
all the quadrangle sports. His purposeful character is indi-
cated by his ability to hold two after-school jobs at one time
this year while still maintaining excellent grades and his ver-
satility was rewarded when he was selected as the "best
dancer" of the class in the Senior Poll.
Ifzterrlau Atbletirr 1, 2, 3, 4,' Bafketball 1, 3,' RAM 3, 4,'
Hawert Club I, 2,' Mimer and Mummers 3, 4,.' MAROON 4.
WILLIAM L. GOLDSTEIN
Power Memorial Fordham ex '45A
Voted "most likely to succeed" as well as "most versatile."
Willie is a man of many parts. Whether at the reins of the
Mimes, on the athletic field, or in the classroom, he stands
forth for his boundless energy and elhciency. Besides finding
time for a 1ion's share of extra-curriculars, Willie, with one
eye cocked to the future, could regularly be seen in the role
of salesman par excellence, with his sweaters and sport shirts.
Long rmembered will be the day he prefaced a philosophical
discussion with his sales talk.
Mlmet and Mummerr 1, 3, Pre.ria'ent 4,' Debating 1, 3, 4:
RAM 3,' Football Manager 1, 4,' Student Cofmril 41 Izzlramural
Sport: 1, 2, 3, 4.
MICHAEL P. GORMAN
Rice High School Fordham ex '45
Mike has won the admiration of the class of his sincere
devotion to things religious on the campus, distinguished by
his service as an altar boy, and as a prominent member of the
Sodality. His quiet friendliness and competence has prompted
all his many friends to wish him every success in his graduate
work in Psychology here at Fordham and in his future as a
Sl. Iobn Befflamafu Society I, 2, 3, 4,' Sodality I, 2, 3, 4.
BRENDAN F. GREENE
St. Peter's Prep
Bren's extensive vocabulary has made him one of the more
stimulating conversationalists in the class.. His topics range
from such intellectual subjects as sports or the human body's
capacity for beer. President of the class in junior, he played
major roles in many activities at Fordham and established a
reputation as a good friend and a fine student with portents
of a successful future ahead.
Student Council 3,' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harvester Club 4,'
German Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frenrb Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
THADDEUS A. GULAKOWSKI
St. Cecilia High School Fordham '45
One of Fordham's more sophisticated sons, he is a true repre-
sentative of nearby New jersey. When not found in the Chem
lab at the college, Thad is haunting men's shops for the latest
in gentle-men's fashions. He proved his scholastic ability by
receiving one of the sophomore awards for excellent term
work, Determined, dependable and debonair describe him
best. As a student and a friend, he was well-liked and re-
spected by all.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Cbemirtry Club 4,' Frefbman Debbie 1, 2,-
Frencb Club 2.
JOHN P. HALE
Power Memorial Fordham ex '44
Soft-spoken jack has made a name for himself at Rose Hill
by his capable handling of both studies and extra-curricular
work. He sparked the Mimes publicity campaign for the past
year, and its success was due in large measure to his inventive
drum-beating. Before his hitch in the service, jack was a
band member, and also took part in debating and sodality.
His versatility and perseverance have marked him in college,
and will continue to stand him in good stead in days to come.
Milner and MlllllNZ67'I 1, 2, 3, 4,' Band 1, 2, 3,' Debizling 1, 2,'
Sodalify 1, 2,' Fezzvilzg I.
Regis Fordham ex '44
Dick is one of the sharper looking members of the class.
Supplementing his pleasant mien is an equally pleasing man-
ner. Reserved and industrious, Dick may be counted on to
surprise the uninitiated with his quiet humor. With Psy-
chology as his Held of concentration, Dick is laying the foun-
dation of a career which his host of friends foresee as success-
Sodality 1, 2,' Math Club 1,' Virgil Academy 1,' Rifle Team 1,'
Ojicers! Club 3.
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W. TAYLOR HANAVAN
Despite the dearth of activities that marked his course at
Fordham, Taylor lent his versatile talents to many of the
extra-curricula pursuits that were sorely in need of enthu-
siastic followers. The climax of his devotion to after-hours
Fordham was his appointment as editor-in-chief of the Ram.
From that exalted post, he turned out the editorials that rep-
resented the Ram's viewpoint on such varied topics as the
atom bomb to Rose Hill activities.
Sodalily I, 2, 3, 4,' RAM 1, 2, 3, Editor 4,' Mimer and
Mummerr 1, 2,' Harrfarter Club 1, 2,' Monthly 1,' MAROON
4: Clair Honors 1, 3, 4.
.IOHN A. HANEY
St. Anthony's H. S., Texas Rice Institute ex '43
Featured by an unmistakable drawl and effervescent per-
sonality, Tex has made this last year on Rose Hill an enlight-
ening one for many of his classmates. Captain of the cheer-
leaders, his explosive spirit was responsible in a great way
for the resurgence of student interest in athletics, Tex will
return to the depths of the Lone Star State in June, leaving
behind many pleasant memories and more hopes for his
Cbeerleader Sodalily 3, -if Debating 3, 4.
DOUGLAS HENRY HARKNETT
Xavier High School ,Fordham ex '45
Doug has managed to combine an enviable scholastic record
with a balanced participation in after-school activities. Re-
spected by his fellows, Doug was often to be found in the
midst of a cafeteria "bull session" surrounded by a circle of
rapt listeners. A valuable asset to any student committee,
Doug will certainly put some of his unusual ideas into prac-
tice when he returns to the Navy after leaving Rose Hill.
Smooth sailing, Doug!
Sodality 1, 2,' Glee Club 1, 2,' Fencing 2,' Inlramzzralr 1, 2, 4,'
Mizzzer and Mumnzerr Z.
Brooklyn Prep Fordham '42
Returning to the grind of school work after a mere two week
holiday is diilicult enough, but to pick up in Junior year and
Hnish Senior six years and some months after leaving college
for the Navy, as Steve has done highlights the earnestness
with which he has characterized his stay at Fordham. And the
fact that he has made a success of his return, in spite of what
would have been too difhcult an obstacle for many men,
augurs well for the future.
Frerbmafz Forum, Frerzrb Club 1, 2,' Brooklyn-Long Island
Club 1, 2,' Clarricr Club 1, 2,' Sodality 1, 2.
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
At his best in the midst of a cafeteria coffee klatch, Crof was
able to hold his own against some of the most sprightly con-
versationalists ever produced by an army bull-session. On the
RAM and with the Mimes he could always be depended on
for a complete and satisfactory task often where others had
tried and faltered.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Mimer and MfllllllI6l'J 3, 4,' History Club 1,'
Marie Circle 1,' Intramzzralr 1, 2,' Maroon 4,' Ram 4,' V eleranr
PETER R. HEARNE
St. Basil's Prep Fordham ex '45
One of the many members of the class who has won his way
through Fordham by listening rather than sounding off, Pete
has gathered many friends about him. A student of note, and
a companion of distinction, he leaves the campus with the
respect of his teachers and their sincere hopes for his good
fortune in the business world.
Parlbefziafz Sodalify 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harverter Club 2. 3.
JOHN L. HERBERT
De La Salle - Detroit
Jack's sincere friendliness and generous nature early assured
him of an ever-widening circle of friends on the campus. His
variety of interests, which include all phases of sport shows
a marked inclination toward the twin Muses of Music and
the Dance. Many is the summer afternoon when he has in-
dulged his passion for sailing on Long Island Sound. With
good reason for a lucrative future, jack aspires to the program
end of the broadcasting industry.
Sodalify 1, 2, 3, 4,' Radio Club 4.
"Hanan Tom" Army
St. john's Prep Fordham ex '45
Honest Tom's work on the campus has been mainly devoted
to an acute study of History. An earnest student and loyal
friend, he has distinguished himself with a great deal of work
in extra-curricular activity. With graduation, Tom expects to
go to the downtown school where he will take up courses in
education with a view to teaching his classmates' sons even-
tually at Fordham. His friends are sure his will be a devoted
and fortunate career in Pedagogy.
German Club 1, 2, 3, -1,' Gaelic Society 1, 2,' Srri-zfenerr 1,'
History Clzzb I, 2,' Sodalify 1, 2, 3, 4: Beethoven Society 4.
THOMAS F. HIGGINS
"T 0111" Army
St. Simon Stock Fordham ex '45
The quiet, retiring Fordhamite, Tom has made his years at
Rose Hill a proving ground for a future in the business world.
After returning from the service in 1946 with so many of
his former friends, he proceeded to acquire a host of new
ones from those in his new class. A diligent and earnest com-
rade, Tom brings into his future the hopes of many for a
happy and successful life in this frenzied world.
Harverter Club 1, 2, 3, 41 Sodalily 1, 2.
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GEORGE R. HINCKLEY
St. Ann's Academy
Buster's arrival at Fordham was heralded by predictions of
singular accomplishments on the track and baseball teams,
by dint of his previous feats. Unfortunately, illness curtailed
all athleticsg whereupon he shifted his attention to other extra-
curriculars. Gaining recognition for his warm personality and
facility with words, Buster set his cap for a law degreeg em-
barks upon the legal seas next Fall.
Frerbman FOI'llII1'.' Beetbozfen Sarieiy 44: Har1fe,r!er Club 41
German Club 1, 2.
Perth Amboy H. S. Fordham ex '46
A quiet Fordhamite, Jim nevertheless stands in great esteem
among his classmates by reason of his geniality and superb
sense of humor, Besides competing in many of the Border
sports tournaments Jim managed this year's potent quintet
that compiled one of Fordham's best court records. jim will
continue his schooling upon graduation with courses in Busi-
Baxlzelball 4, Ma1zage1',' Sodaliiy 1, 2, 31 Hirlory Club 1,'
Bowling Team. 3
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
The boating and sailing enthusiast of the class is also one of
its most modest and self elfacing members. These fine quali-
ties coupled with his grand humor and gentlemanly demeanor
make Will one of the most respected Fordhamites. Outstand-
ing in intraclass athletics as well as the classroom, he will
always be a credit to the class of '47,
Izzfmzzzllml B.a.r,l2efball 1, 2, 3, Irzrmvzzlnzl Softball 1, 2, 3,
4: Sodaliiy 1, 2, 3. 4.
Gifted with the charm of a seemingly ingenuous personality
and a robust sense of humor, Win has in addition a fine ear
and hand for music. He is also an accomplished pianist, lean-
ing for the most part to the classics. Majoring in chemistry
his lighter musical side should prevent him from ever be-
coming a complete slave to the test tube.
Glee Club 1. 2, 3, -if Claeflzirtry Club 4.
JOSEPH F. IACOVO, JR.
Stamford High School Fordham ex '41
Joe has been one of those members of the class of whom
Fordham can be very well proud. With six years in the service
behind him, Joe returned latelin 1945 to pick up his educa-
tion. The backbone of the Rifle Team, a stalwart of the
Sodality and an honor student in junior and Senior, joe has
become in the eyes of his teachers and friends the "real Ford-
ham gentleman"-a credit to his school and a model of his
F Sadalily 1, 2, 3, -il: Rifle Team I, 2, 3, 4: Offirerir Club 4.
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HARRY H. ILES
"Col0nej.', ' Army
Clifton High School Fordham ex '45
A veteran of the infantry, the Colonel returned to Rose Hill
to take over as Cadet Commander of the ROTC Battalion.
Serious and devoted, he has made an enviable record at Ford-
ham which bodes well for his future as a reserve officer and
in his chosen career in the business world. A diligent and
Popular student, Harry makes all of us feel sure of his suc-
cess, if only because of the earnest and capable way he has
condu'cted himself during his sojourn on the campus.
ROTC 3, -if Ojfiferr Club 4: Harzferler Club 4.
Manual Training H. S. Fordham ex '45
Skilled on the held of intramural athletics as well as in the
classroom, Ed is probably the type of person the author of the
textbook spoke of when he mentioned the "full man." So well
versed in his studies was the "jabo" that he could hold his
own against the profs when he felt convinced that he had
drawn the right conclusion from some hne point he had read
in the text. Ed's activities in Freeman Hall and the achieve-
ments he won there assure him of a place in the held of
Physics that he has set out to conquer.
THEODORE A. JANICK
"Ted"' Coast Guard
Seton Hall Prep Fordham '43
Some people have ideasg others carry out the ideas, Ted does
both. A fertile brain, a vivid imagination and a vast amount
of energy are persistence which have made him unusually
successful in the execution of his fancies. He started college
at Seton Hall but shortly after his discharge from the service
he made up his mind to become a student at some Jesuit
college. Ted came to Rose Hill and neither he nor we have
regretted it, The same loyalty that he shows to his friends is
manifest in his love for his college. He is truly a Fordham
man, be it on the cinders or on the road to success.
Sodality 3, 4,' Harvester Club 4,' Marfarbu.rerf.r Club 3, 4,'
Track Team 3, 4,' Intramural Alblelirf 3, 4,' Boarder C ounril,
CHARLES F. KANE
Mamaroneck High School Fordham '44
While at Fordham, we've grown accustomed to finding Charlie
in the middle of the most heated discussions, where his ir-
refutable logic and winning good humor have proved the
despair of many an antagonist. Never one to close his mind
with the close of the book, Charlie carries away with him the
sweetest fruits of four years well spent, both within the class-
room and without. A glance at the list of his extra-curricular
activities attest to the scope and variety of Charlie's interests,
which he pursued with seemingly boundless enthusiasm and
perseverence. We have no doubt that his future will see a
continuation of these characteristics labelling Charlie as a
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 45 Frenrb Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Fordham Frame
2, 2, 3, 4,' Mimer and Nlummerr I, 25: Freshman For-11111 1,'
Debate 2, 3,' Glee Club 4.
ANTHONY B. KARPOWICH
"Tony," "Karp" Army
Seton Hall Prep Fordham '45
Early in his career at Fordham Tony gave evidence of his
ability on the basketball court and led the Fordham quintet
in scoring during his sophomore and juniors. During the '42-
'43 season he totalled twenty-nine points against Rhode Island
State to set a Madison Square Garden scoring record for a
single game. His exploits on the court overshadowed his work
in the classroom and in other departments at Rose Hill, be-
cause they were more widely known but Tony never neglected
his class work for other activities.
Barketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Co-captain 4.
New Canaan High School
A charter member of the revival of the famous Fordham
Connecticut Club, Dick could often be found in the boarder
halls expounding on the merits of his native state to a "less-
fortunate" friend. Although unable to devote much of his
time to activities, Clem delved into the Ram and the French
Club for short periods and left those activities with regret
that he could not allot them more of his time. His persuasive
manner will sell a lot of Buicks to his prospective Connecticut
customers after he tal-:es leave of Rose Hill.
Sorlnlity HdI'Z'6JfEl' Club 41: Corznecticul Club 3, 4,' Frenrb
Club 1,' Ram 2.
Fordham Prep Fordham '44
In his pre-war days at Rose Hill, jack was a driving force on
the Ram capping his activity with a sprightly edited "Ram-
blings" that belied his touch with everything Fordham. On
his return from army overseas duty, jack was unable to carry
on many of his extra-curricula pursuits, but he still retained
the same friendly, unhurried approach that won him many
close friends before.
Sodality 1, 2, 3: Ram 1, 2, 3,' Frerzrb Club 1, 2,
St. Peter's Prep St. Peter's College
It came as no surprise to those who knew him intimately when
Bob won top honors as the "most respected senior" in the
class of '47. Often the center of a heated discussion be it an
interpretation of the freedom of the will or the latest first base
prospect for the Dodgers, Bob's opinion was carefully weighed
by his hearers for it always was the result of a thoughtful
analysis. The honors he won at Fordham and the friends
gathered about him will serve well in the years to come.
JEREMIAH KEEFE, JR.
Ansonia High School, Conn. Fordham '45
Familiar to many Fordhamites for his work as one of jack
Coffey's favorite first baseman on the Maroon baseball team,
Jerry manipulated his otherwise crowded schedule to lind time
for a full program of extracurricular activities. A staunch
supporter of his native state, jerry played an important part
in the work of the Connecticut Club, and his success at Rose
Hill augurs well for his future in the field of business
Sodalily I, 2, 4,' Baseball 1, 2, 4,' Physics Club 2,' Comzerfiml
Club 1, 2, 41 Inlramumlx I, 2, 4.
WILLIAM A. KELLEHER
' 'Bill " A rmy
Fordham Prep Fordham '44
A smile capable of melting the most hardened audience was
Bill's trademark as he wended his way easily through his
course at Fordham. The man to see if you had any sort of
problem, he dispensed the advice with an unaffected sincerity
that won him many real friends over the four year span. One
of the most genuine members of the class Bill will certainly
put his talents to good use after he has made a stopover at
Fordham law school.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Glee Club Z.
CHARLES A. KELLY
St. Peters High, S. I. Fordham '-15A
Chuck might have spent his four years at Fordham bent over
a boiling test tube in the Chemistry Hall, but he tore himself
away on occasion to prove his many-sidedness in several ac-
tivities. Others with easier schedules to follow were often
amazed at his boundless energy and refreshing enthusiasm.
The world of chemistry has much to gain when Chuck doffs
his senior gown for the chemist's robe.
Sodnlity 1, 2, 3, 4,' Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4,' Moizlblyi if Illimer
and Munzmerf 4,' Cbemirtry Club 4.
ROBERT G. KELLY
Bayside High School Fordham '45A
Often to be found deeply engrossed in thought or bent se-
riously over a test tube in Chemistry Hall, Bob had little
chance to become closely acquainted with most of his class-
mates. Despite the exacting scholastic program he undertook,
he nonetheless worked in some participation in intramural
athletics where his friendly air won for him many staunch
friends. Exacting and precise in his every task, Bob has all the
earmarks of a success as he leaves Rose Hill.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Cbemirlry Club 1, 2, 4: Intramurals 1, 2, 4.
' 'F ra11b"' Arm y
Xavier Fordham '45
Frank's laughing, jovial manner tends to belie the serious,
capable student he is. His activities at Fordham range from a
dramatic stint with the Mimes last spring to a berth on the
swimming squad. He was active in debating and intra-murals
in his pre-service years, leaving school in '43 for a tour of
duty as an AAF bombardier. Frank's extra-curricular activities
have been supplanted in senior year by his holding down an
after school job, but he still manages to be on hand for most
of the Rose Hill social functions. His carefree humor and
varied abilities presage future success.
Debating 1, 2, 3,' Swimming 3,' Mimes and Mummerx 3.
E. KENNETH KIEFER
Chaminade High School Fordham '45A
Here's one of your most ambitious classmates, Ken Kiefer.
Besides presiding over the Connecticut Club and managing
the football team, Ken worked part-time in a Bronx Bank
during Senior year. All of these activities carried on in college
days has given Kena rare knack of dealing with people and
getting things done. These two qualities will undoubtedly
stand him in good stead for the future Ken has mapped out
for himself, Ken aims to obtain a job in the import-export
trade business where his talents for handling people and
accomplishing objectives will be brought into full play.
Football Manager 1, 45 Comzecfifzzt Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Baseball
Manager 3,' Boarder Cozmril Treasurer 3,' Maroon 4,' Veterans
Club 3,' Sodality 1, 2.
ROBERT T. KING
White Plains High School
Bob has combined an unusual capacity for study with his ever-
friendly attitude towards his fellows to make him one of the
best known members of the class of '47, Participants in the
Psychology electives were often brought up sharply by his
searching questions in the class room and his opinions on
questions of the day were always carefully weighed by his
wide circle of acquaintances. A bright future looms on the
horizon for Fordham's Bob King. '
Glee Club 1, 2, 3,' Frenrb Club 1,
THOMAS C. KINSELLA
St. Nicholas,of Tolentine
Big Tom has made a big hit on the campus with his ebullient
good humor and quiet charm. Good enough to rate with the
sharper philosophers of Senior "A" he has won a host of
friends at Fordham with his excellently balanced qualities of
scholarship and wit. Tom hopes to enter the big, bad business
world next year where his record at Fordham should help him
a long way toward success.
l Glee Club 1, 2,' Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4.
Poughkeepsie High School Fordham '45
After restricting his after class activity to participation in the
Physics Club in his first two years at Rose Hill, Bill suddenly
blossomed into a dependable member of the sports staff of
the RAM in his Senior year. Marked by a ready aifability and
outward friendliness, he was yet one of the most sincere
members of the class according to the comment of those who
know him well. Fordham can well be proud when it turns
out graduates like Bill Knoxf
Sodalily 1, 2,' RAM 4,' Pbyricr Club 1, 2,' Irztramuralr 4.
FREDERICK V. KRAIS, JR.
Pelham Memorial High School Fordham '45
Although well known to many Fordhamites for his outstand-
ing exploits on the tennis court, Fred has lent his myriad
talents to several other activities during his stay at Rose Hill.
In his freshman year Fred won the tennis championship of
the school and continued taking honors ever since. His sincere
approach to any task insures a successful career as a lawyer.
Tennis 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain-Nlarlager 3, 4,' Glee Club 3, 4,'
The RAM 3, 4,' Tbe MAROON -if Debating 1,' Rifle Team 1.
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JOHN H. KUPILLAS
, Forest Hills High School
Big john is at his happiest on the diamond or in the gym
where he has shone for the last three years as an ace of the
basketball squad and a pitcher for the Coffeymen. Despite the
long hours at these assignments, he was able to maintain a
high average in his studies. With high hopes for a successful
career in law, Big john still looks back with pride on the
no-hitter he pitched last year.
Vanity Basketball 2, 3,' Varrity Baseball 2, 3, 4,' Itzterrlau
Atbleticr 1, 2, 3, 4.
PETER KURILECZ, IR.
Yonkers High School
Probably one of those well-rounded men about whom so much
has been said and written, Pete has been seen in a diversity
of roles during his career at Fordham. An ardent sodalist, a
member of the Glee Club, and an active member of the French
Club as well as a prime factor in the success of the golf team.
Pete will have little difficulty accustoming himself to the fast
pace facing the class of '47 as it is turned loose on the world.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Glee Club 2, 3, 4,' French Club 1,' Golf
Team 3, 4.
FRANCIS P. LARAIA
Evander Childs High School
Frank brought a touch of the cultural to Rose Hill when he
became the founder and first president of the Beethoven Club.
When he wasn't shepherding Fordhamites together for the
Friday afternoon sessions of classical music, Frank was round-
ing up opera lovers for work at the Metropolitan where he
spent much of his own spare time. A history major Frank's
next stop is Fordham Law,
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 45 German Club 1, 2,' Beethoven Club 4,
Seton Hall Prep Fordham '45
Leary is that happy combination of wit and gravity which is
needed everywhere. An outstanding athlete "Fran" was chosen
to captain the Ram track-men. A record holder himself, his
sincerity towards his team mates and Fordham are commend-
able. Fran's diversions are light reading, tennis, and playing
pinochle which shows that he is trying to keep his character
well rounded. Coaching is a well chosen profession for this
man. As for the future should "Fran" continue this method
of a balanced life, he will no doubt meet with due success.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4: Harrferter Club 2, 3, -if Cofmertirut Club
1, 2, 3, 4,' Track Team I, 2, 3, 4,' Crmir Cozmtry 1, 2, 3, 4,
Sl. V izzrem' de Paul 1, 2, 3,' Inmwlzzrnl Atbletirr I, 2, 3, 4.
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CHARLES H. LOHR, III
Xavier High School
invariably seen walking out of Duane Library laden down
with monstrous volumes in original Latin and Greek, Charlies
was one of the unique persons majoring in the classics. Always
persistent at these difficult studies, Charlie never allowed him-
self to become a "grind" and kept in touch with the rest of
the class after hours even if he lived in a world apart during
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,5 Debnfifzg 1,' Clauiral Club 1, 2.
HAROLD R. LOMBARDI
james Madison High School Fordham '44
One of the few members of the class who can boast a four-
year record of faithfulness to the Harvester Club, Harry re-
turned to Fordham after a sojourn in the army and imme-
diately set about preparing for a career in dentistry. Never
one to conform to any regular pattern, Harry was far from
typifying the "serious veteran" but he nonetheless completed
all the tasks presented to him faithfully and well.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4 Harverter Club 1, 2, 3, 4,5 Debaling 1,'
Frencb Club 1.
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
Serious in appearance and speech at all times, Ed occasionally
came up with a satiric comment that cut the pace of the fast-
est, most aggressive conversationalists in the class. For Ed,
who always assumed a disinterested air possesses an active
mind that is constantly analyzing, weighing all the comment
going on in its vicinity. A striking debater in formal compe-
tition, he has already developed a conversational technique
that will serve him well in his study of the law.
Sodality 1, 2, 3,' 4,' Debating Z, 2, 4,' Virgil Arademy 1,
HOWARD T. LUDLOW
' 'H 0 wie" Army
De Witt Clinton High School Fordham ex '46
Although to outward appearances Howie was the quiet, re-
strained type, he often rose to an occasion that demanded an
authoritative voice, much to the astonishment of those who
knew him only casually. He was one of the staunch advocates
for the Veterans Club last year and his straightforward ap-
proach to every difficulty will insure him a successful future
as an economics teacher.
Sodalily 1,' Veteranr Club 3.
M. JAMES LYNCH
Stamford H. S. Fordham ex '45
Genial Jim-long a member in good standing of the social
lions on the campus-has made his mark as a determined and
inquisitive scholar. Chairman of the Senior Ball, Jim has
demonstrated by his diligence and understanding that he will
go far as a genuine, warmhearted personality in the years to
Parlbeniau Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 45 Senior Ball Clmirnzan 4.
Bulkeley School, Conn. Providence College '42
Jack came to Fordham from Providence College by way of
the Army, and has become a popular, respected classmate in
his short stay at Rose Hill. Hailing from New London, Jack
is a member of the Connecticut Club, and a stand-by of the
Harvester Club. His steady, earnest personality should stand
him in good stead in lw school, and in the days beyond.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,'Har11eJ1'er Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
Power Memorial High School Fordham '45
Although well-occupied with the instruction of Physics lab
students Joe somehow or other found a place in his hectic
scholastic calendar to participate in a wide variety of campus
activities. A member of the Debating society for three years,
active in the Math and German Clubs and a frequent com-
petitor in intramural athletics, Joe has disproved the widely
accepted contention that a crowded curriculum will keep one
from after-hours campus activities.
Sadaliry 1, 2,' Debating 1, 2, 3,' Mathematics Club 1,' German
Club 1,' Iufmmnralr 1, 2.
JUSTIN X. MCCARTHY, JR.
Equally adept at proving a thesis with certainty and playing
a bridge hand with finesse, Jud carved out a warm niche for
himself in our memories with his rich humor and sincere in-
terest in all who came in contact with him. His beau monde
air, with just a trace of the sprite lurking under the surface
has accounted for his widespread popularity. Having grad-
uated from Cathedral College in between studies at Fordham,
Jud will further his scholastic work at the Harvard School of
Sodality I, 4,' Glee Club 1, -if Debating 1,' MAROON Slap' 4,'
Mofztbly Slug 4.
ROBERT T. MCDERMOTT
Cathedral Prep Cathedral College
One of the bright lights in the brand new radio course at
Fordham, Bob early amazed the profs in that department with
his skilfully written scripts. The picture many of us will
remember is one of Bob racing the clock in an attempt to
arrive at classes on time and still spend the required hours
at his job with Eastern Airlines. With interests in such pur-
suits as his growing classical record collection, Bob is a prime
example of the amount of activity that can be crammed into
a college career.
Radio Club 4,' Intramurals 4.
ROBERT A. MCDONALD
Darien High School Fordham ex '45AA
Occasionally we have the good fortune to know someone for
whom the customary superlatives must be regarded as inade-
quate. Such a one is Mac. Our representative of that fair terri-
tory to the north of us known as Connecticut is the exemplar
of integrity, generosity and good humor. Yet beneath these
stellar characteristics, Mac maintains a deep sincerity and hu-
mility as manifested in his quiet assurance. Mac has well
merited the popularity and respect accorded him throughout
his undergraduate career.
lIIll'z1lIllH'c1l,fv,' Mdlb Club I,' Sorlalify I,' Fremly Club 1.
Regis High School
It might be easier to list the few activities Maurice hasn't
belonged to than to mention those in which he has played a
part in his four years. Distributing his talents over every
corner of Rose Hill, Moe has been actor, writer, manager
and press agent par excellence, The famous "syn1py" tones
poured into a Keating Hall microphone often caused lines to
form as eager playgoers followed his advice to "buy your
ticket now" for the latest Mimes play.
Sodality 1, 2,' The RAM 1, 2, 3, 4,' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,'
Monlbly 3,' Ffenrb Club 1,' Mimey and Mummerr 2, 3, 41
Arrirtam Football Manager 4,5 Clarr Honorr 1, 2.
' 'Rayu A rm y
Bayside High School Fordham Downtown '44
Genial Ray has accomplished in one short year on Rose Hill
something that many members of the class of '47 could not
do over a four-year span. Arriving on campus after com-
pleting his first three years at Downtown Fordham, Ray has
been fortunate in winning and keeping friends easily. When
many of us were inclined to take a dim view of an impending
test or the result of one just completed, Ray's steadying voice
and relaxed air have been constant aids to the "Worrisome
Sorlality 1, 2, 3,' IIINZIIIIZIYAIJ' 1.
JOSEPH A. MCGLONE
Regis Fordham '45
Very active in his first two years on Rose Hill, joe finds that
since his return from army service his chem major requires
most, if not all, of his outside time. His ardent debating and
helping hand on the stage crew of the Mimes in Freshman
won him the position of Treasurer of the Sophomore Year.
His earnestness will certainly make his future graduate studies
Mimes and Mummerr 1, 2,' Frerbman Forum 1,' Rifle Team
1, 2,' Sodaily 1, 2,' Trearurer of Clary 2,' Cbem Club 4.
THOMAS W. MCGOHEY
Xavier High School Fordham '45A
Any campus activity that had need of an extra hllip to keep
it moving at a fast pace had to look no further than Tom.
For he was able to project his energy into any cause and
transmit some of his enthusiasm to those around him, One
of the founders of the revived Harvester Club, he also devoted
much of his spare time to the RAM's sports department in
his Senior year.
Sodality I, 3, 4,' The RAM 3, 4,' Harvest Club 3, 4,' Debar-
ing 4: MAROON -ig lulramuralr 1, 3, 1.
WILLIAM T. MCGOWAN, JR.
Xavier High School St. Peter's '44
Bill's positive approach to life, though it appears to be tinted
with a cynical air, has won admiration for his opinions in
many a campus argument. Far from being content with exist-
ing conditions, Bill has been a leader in movements seeking
benefits for Fordham's boarder set. The fact that he was able,
at the same time, to win many friends among the hop-to-
school group is indicate of Bill's innate amiability.
ADRIAN J. MCGUIRE
Regis High Fordham ex '45
"Mac" is one of those honored few who truly merits the term
genius and his grateful colleagues bestow the term without
reservation. There have been many mornings when "Mac"
has given review courses along Rose Hi1l's shady lanes as the
boys straggle in, and as many scholastic reputations have been
sayed. There would be little sense in wasting this ability and
logical "Mac" intends to go all the way in his pursuit of
learning. In the future he will direct studies and there could
not be a more capable director.
Sodaliry I, 2, 3, -if French Club 1, 2: Mimey and Mum-
merr 1, 2.
PAUL F. MCGUIRE '
Xavier Fordham '45
The authority for the uninitiated on basketball at Fordham,
Mac sees to it that one and all hear his views and does a fair
job of convincing the "cafe" coffee addicts that his man is
the man on the team. Himself a prep and freshman court
player, he now confines himself to experting and intra-
mural games with an eye to rounding out his economics major
for admission to the set of "all around" future lawyers.
Debate 45 Sodalily 1, 2, 4,' Basketball 1,' Fresbzmzn Forum 1,'
Intramflral Atbleiirs 1, 2, 4.
St. Francis Prep Fordham ex '45AA
Harry is one of those who left college a mere youth and
returned a family man. In the course of that transition, he
spent a year at the Navy V-12 school at St. Lawrence, N. Y.,
and more time in other Naval stations. But like so many
others, he came dashing back to Fordham upon discharge.
Now Harry has picked up his studies in History and looks
forward to a career in Law.
Sodality 2, 3, 4,' Hawesler 1, 2, 3, 4.
JOHN J. MCKENNA
"jack - Army
Xavier High School Fordham '45
Selected to take over the post of Business Manager of The
RAM in his Senior year with no previous experience at the
job, jack made such a success of the appointment that he had
the editors crying "Stop," They began to fear he would have
the paper's pages completely filled with advertisements. Jack's
genial smile and ready ease at conversation will serve him
well in whatever task he attempts as he leaves Fordham.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' The RAM 4, Business Manager 4,' Class
Treasurer 4: French Club 1,' Debating 1.
FRANK S. MCNALLY
A. B. Davis High Fordham ex '45
During his years at Fordham Frank has typefied perfectly the
sincere and outspoken man who knows his job and does it
well. A very familiar figure on court and diamond and a
member of the Harvester Club's board, he has combined well
the social and intellectual functions of college life. Although
a commuter from New Rochelle, Frank still manages to be on
hand for all social affairs, and is usually found in the midst
of the action. Frank's ambitions center on Law and it is there
he will be found in the years to come.
Hfzrzferler Club 2, 3, if Sodality 2, 3, 4,' Math Club 2, 3,'
Irzimmuml Atblericf 1, 2, 3, 4.
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Otisville H. S. Fordham ex '43
jack is one of those members of the class who found the
military service to be a longer interruption of his education
than most of his friends, However, he has overcome this
handicap by achieving a line record as a student, where his
propensity for English studies has won him lucrative rewards.
Popular, quiet jack should go far in his chosen career as a
Parfbeuiarz Sodality 3, 4,' Art Club 3, 4,' Frerbmmz Forum I.
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GERALD P. MCTERNAN
St. Augustine High
jerry came to us from Long Island and has made of Fordham
a home filled with the friendship his character demands. He
has been a constant aid to those of his friends who are not so
adept at solving academic problems. But jerry has his more
playful side and is constantly seen on the sporting field as is
readily evidenced 'by his two years on Fordham's nine. He is
quite the all-around man and Fordham recognizes that fact.
Baseball 2, 3,' Frewb Club 1,' Sodalify 2, 3, 4.
East Side Newark High
Whitey is the quiet type of college man who never seems to
excite himself, preferring an onlooker's chair. However,
should you engage in a conversation with Whitey, you would
be struck immediately by his straightforward, sincere manner
and would realize too that you were speaking to a man of
no pretense or sham. His four years at Fordham have been
spent in hard work which will be amply repaid when his
coveted M.D. is acquired. We envy him his sense of valuesg
we know they will be exemplified throughout his life
Sodaliry 1, 2, 3. -if Biological journal Club 3, 4.
JAMES MALONE, JR.
St. Nicholas of Tolentine Fordham ex '45
jim is as sunny a jim as Fordham knows, and a master of all
the qualities that go to make up a pleasant personality. Dapper
in dress, Jim has been just as meticulous in the pursuit of his
far-flung interests, whether scaling the philosophical heights,
setting up scores on the Rifle Team or analytically buffeting
the slings and arrows of a rugged chemistry curriculum. Suc-
cessful in every undertaking he has put his hand to, we can
look with confidence to his continued successs.
FI't'.fl7IIld7l Rifle Team: Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4: Cl76'lIll.l'ffj' Club 4:
lf,6'f6l'dl1J Club 4,
LOUIS E. MALONE
Flushing High Fordham ex '45
Possessed of a quiet smile coupled with a light-hearted out-
look, Lou has acquired the reputation of a steady student and
cheerful companion. A Mimesman before he left for the serv-
ice in 1943, Lou has devoted his time to studies since his
return to Rose Hill.
Sodalify 1, 2, 3, if Mizzzer and MIlIlllIl6I',f 1, 2.
WILLIAM P. MANNING
Power Memorial Fordham ex '45
An easy-going lad with a subtle sense of humor, Bill has won
a wide circle of friends with his good fellowship and crackling
wit. Another of the members of the cafeteria debating society,
Bill has taken a leading role in that active, albeit unofficial,
organization, and his remarks at their meetings have provoked
some of the loudest laughs. His good humor and ability will
stand him in good stead in days to come.
Harvester Cub 1, 2, 4,' Clan Reprerentalizfe 1,' Sodality 1, 2.
BENJAMIN MARANO, SR.
Ben has been outstanding in campus activity for his generous
display of school spirit. Sparking many a successful school
rally, as cheer leader he remembers best the evening he rue-
fully exchanged a black eye for a substantial section of the
NYU goalpost. He holds a distinguished "first" in having
rung the Victory Bell after the initial basketball victory over
Iona. An important asset of the RAM's business staff, Ben
haunts all the local eateries for the Yankee dollar. His cheer-
fulness and a deep capacity for friendship are his most dis-
tinguishing characteristics and it is these qualities of sincerity
of purpose which will prove invaluable in pursuing his medi-
Cheerleader 3, 4,' RAM 3, 4.
Bronx H. S. of Science
Sincerity and the mature integrity inherent in all Gerry does
have earned him the respect and confidence of his classmates.
Endowed with boundless amiability, and with a gift for the
witty sally, Gerry is an ardent sports enthusiast and also a
Glee Club stalwart. Combining sportsmanship and a love of
harmony in everything, he intends to introduce those qualities
in the field of personnel management.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' German Club 1, 2,' Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4.
DONALD J. MAROLDY
Mamaroneck H. S. Fordham ex '45
Candid, friendly Don has acquired the reputation of cham-
pion note-tal-:er of the class, as well as gathering numerous
friends with his ready wit and spirited talk. A yachting enthu-
siast, he has a mine of stories about his adventures on the
Sound. Don is a Psych major, and has taken part in the
Harvester Club, as well as intramurals and class activities.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harvefer Club 3, if IlIfl'dlI1ll7'dlJ' 1, 2, 3, 4.
FRANCIS P. MARONE
' 'Frank " Arm y
Stuyvesant High Fordham ex '45A
Busy with his pre-med studies since his return from service,
Frank has had little' time for extra-curricular activities. When
he can spare time from the long lab sesssions, he is to be
found on the Parade, engaged in the various intramural sports.
His diligent scholarship and pleasant ways should carry him
far in the field of medicine.
Sodalily 1, 2, -ig Irztramlzrah 1, 2, 3. 4,5 Har1'e.rler 1, 4.
HBc1!'II?'Q" ' Arm y
Regis Fordham ex '45A
One of the best-liked men in '47, Barney has been active as a
debater, band member, sodalist and class ofhcer. He counts
the saxophone and a working knowledge among his other
accomplishments, and hopes to find a career in the State
Department. A student of no mean ability, Barney is headed
for future success. A
Band 1, 2,' Sodality 1, 2, 3, -if Council of Debate 1, 2,' Clan
JOACHIM J. MARTIN
"I, I." Army
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45A
As a longtime Mimesman, j. J. has been a familiar figure on
the campus stage for several years. His major is in the theatre
course, and he intends to follow the profession in days to
come. In addition, joe has been active on the Monthly staff,
in the German Club, and the Art Club. His sophisticated
cracks and blase manner have enlivened many a gathering,
both on and off campus, and his varied abilities augur well
for his future.
Milner and Mllllzfzzerr 1, 2, 3, 4,' Monthly 3, 4,' Ar! Club 4,'
Muric Circle 1.
JAMES A. MARTINELLI
' lim" Army
A. B. Davis H. S. Fordham ex '45
Unassuming, modest jim has a warming smile that accounts
for the Wide circle of friends that he has gathered at Fordham.
No slouch on the scholastic side, he has a quiet perseverance
that has gained him the respect of his professors and his
less diligent colleagues. Mild, yet assured, with the capabilities
that mark a rising man, Jim should create a stir of success in
the legal profession.
Sodallly 1, 2, -lj Harzferler Club 3, 4,' Debating 1.
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CHARLES D. MASON
All Hallows Fordham ex '43
"Perry's" characteristic sparkling art and deep laughter sig-
nalize many a Keating "bull sesssionf' His long hours spent
working in the Chemistry lab did not prevent him from
joining many campus activities Eager. to take part in Quad-
rangle athletics and to assist others, especially through the
complicated intricacies of the sciences, Perry has won a host
of friends and a reputation not only as a sincere friend but
also as a refreshing and delightful companion.
Cbewirtry Club 1, 45 Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Pbyiiff Club 11 21'
Mimer and Mummerr 1, 2.
CHARLES M. MATTINGLY
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
Despite his own words, "always ready for a good time,"
Chuck has become one of the leaders in the extra-curricular
held on Rose Hill. A debater and actor, he still found time
to be the editor of this humble tome. With such an enviable
record behind him, he is to continue at Fordham Law, where
his loyalty, zestfulness and manifest talents should profit him-
self and those who know him.
Sodality 1, 2, 3,' Hart-'ester Club 1, 2,' Debating 1, 2, 3, 4,'
RAM 1,' Mimer and Mummerr Z, 2, 3, 4,' MAROON Editor-
JOHN L. MAYES
Lynn English High School, Lynn, Mass. Fordham ex '45
Fleet-footed Jack takes his place among the outstanding cross-
country runners of Fordham. His track performances won
him the team captaincy in his senior year. Quiet and unas-
suming, often the victim of the history prof's Hash quizzes,
jack has always ranked scholastically close to the top. He
served Fordham well by his active interest in many varied
activities. A fine athlete, a fine student, a line friend-all
describe him but yet fall short.
Sodaliiy 1, 2, 3, 4, Frenrb Club 1, 2,' Trarb Team 1, 2, 3,
Captain 4,' Hdfi'6Il87' Club 4,' Intramural Athletic: 3, 4.
JOSEPH M. MAYONE
Mamaroneck High School Fordham ex '45
Hailing from the well-groomed wilds of Westchester, joe
holds the undisputed title of Class Huntsmen. Not only a
handy man with all sorts of fire arms, he will modestly own
up to being quite a marksman with a bow and arrow as well.
We regret that the call of the wild prevented us from seeing
more of joe around the usual campus haunts during our stay
at Fordham. As you'd imagine, hunting and fishing are his
favorite hobbies, which go well, we think, with his future
field of endeavorg for, after a course in engineering, joe plans
to enter the real estate business.
Sodality 1, 2,' Rifle Team 1, 2,' German Club Z, 2.
DANIEL B. MEADE
Fordham Prep Georgetown ex '45
Genial Dan is a returnee to Rose Hill, having graduated from
the Prep and then attended Georgetown. After his Army
service, he came back to Fordham to pursue his studies in
familiar haunts. His quiet assurance and ready grin have re-
newed the old friendships and added a host of new ones.
Always on hand to lend his aid in putting across the class
functions, Danny has a deservedly popular place on the rolls
Sodalily 3, 4,' Harzfener Club 3, 4,' Izzframuralr 3, 4.
WALTER E. MERCER
" Wulf' Mariner
Bayonne H. S. Fordham ex '45
Gifted with an all-around athletic abilitiy, Walt had sported
the colors of the Maroon on the gridiron, the diamond and
the basketball court. This acumen and know-how which ex-
tends to the classroom and marked all of Walt's collegiate
endeavors will stand him in good stead in his chosen field of
Barbetball 1, 2,' Baseball 1, 4,' Faolball 1, 4,' German Club 1, 2.
RAYMOND R. METRULIS
Shenandoah H. S. Fordham ex '43
Ray was one of the Hrst of his class to leave for the service,
and after his Navy release he returned to Rose Hill to resume
his studies. In pre-war days, Ray was active in the Sodality,
and was a member of the football squad, as well as partici-
pating in intramural baseball and basketball. He is heading
for a career as a history teacher.
Sodalify 1, 2, 3, 4,' Football 1, 2,' Izzlranmralr 1, 2, 3, 4.
JOSEPH F. MEYERS
Regis Fordham ex '45
Voted the "most brilliant student" in the Senior Poll, joe
still found it hard to believe that he was able to pass all of
his examinations. Joe's friends spent much time convincing
him that he really did know his studies, and though he never
believed them he went right on capturing scholastic honors.
Peculiarly adept at the French language, he was the first post-
war editor of the "Fordham France," the French version of
the RAM. Yes, Joe, we're sure you passed the test.
Sodalify 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frenrb Club 1, 2, 4,' Fordham France 4,
Editor-in-Chief 4,' Debating 1,' Greek Drama Club 1.
A. OSCAR MILLER
St. Fidelis Seminary St. Fidelis College ex '44
Returning from the war, Al forsook his home town of Pitts-
burgh for the less smoky confines of Rose Hill where his
popuarity has brought him deserved success. Vice-president
of his class, he has distinguished himself among his class-
mates as a real leader. Instrumental in the Mimes revival of
last year, he has won, by his loyalty and hard work, the respect
of many students and faculty members, all of whom wish him
the best in the years to come.
Senior Clair Vice-Prerideni 4,' Partbenian Sodality 3, 4,'
Harverler 4,' Mime: and Mummerr 3, 4.
MICHAEL A. MOLLOY
Bostin Latin H. S. Fordham ex '45
Popular and earnest, Mike made his big strike on the campus
when he was chosen by his classmates in Senior to be their
President. Hard-working and sincere, he has made his mark
as a debater of note and a diligent leader. A staunch repre-
sentative of Massachusetts, Mike carries into his chosen future
in law the best wishes of countless friends who appraciate
the loyalty and ability that are so much a part of him.
Partbenian Sodalily 1, 3, 4,' Clan Preridenl 4: Debating
1, 3, 4,' Haroerler Club 1, 3, 45 Student Council Vice-Prerb
Bishop Loughlin Fordham ex '44
Jim is the kind who isn't fazed by anything from a hurricane
to a hundred in Philosophy. Noted for his smile and friendly
manner, he can be seen not only in the studious clime of the
French and debating clubs but also in the more congenial
atmosphere of the sports field. Imbued with this diverse
appeal, jim should be a big success after he picks up his M.S.
Football Manager 1,' Sodality 1, 2, 3,' French Club 1,' Debat-
ing 1, 2, 4,' Intramnralf 1, 2, 3, 4.
FRANCIS R. MONTALBO
James Madison H. S. Fordham ex '45A
Suave, versatile Monty is a man of many talents. He has
written and produced several radio shows, and intends to find
a career on the airwaves. A good student and a spirited,
jovial companion, he has a variety of interests ranging from
literature to making home movies. Graduate work at Cornell
is the next step on Monty's schedule for success.
Sodality 1, 2, 4,' Tennis Team 4,' Harvester 4,' Glee Club 4.
Ateneo de Manila
Facile and fastidious Aurelio is equally at home on the tennis
courts and in the cassroomg with the pen and with the spoken
word. Dominated by a passion for self-improvement, he has
starred on the stage, from the speaker's rostrum and in the
pages of the Ram. Proficient in all these activities, it might
be said of Aurelio that he came to Fordham with a purpose
and he leaves it with a plan.
RAM 2, 3, 4,' Milner and MlIlI7ill67'J 3,' Debating 2, 3, 4,'
International Club 4.
GEORGE B. MOON
Hailing from the lower regions of Manhattan, G. B. hopes
to go to Fordham Law School upon graduation. As behts a
potential lawyer, G. B. is one of the brighter lights of the
Philosophy classes and even in his spare moments lends his
serious mind to the intricate game of chess. The lighter side
is discovered in his warbling for the Glee Club and in his
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' French Club 1,' German Club 2,' Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
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DAVID I.. MORISON
Xavier H. S.
Dave's quiet brilliance has been one of the features of Senior
year. Elected Secretary of the class, he also distinguished
himslf as one of the better literary lights on the Monthly.
His accomplishments in the journalistic field make him a
man to mark well for the future, wherein his comrades all
expect him to win fame and fortune.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Monthly 3, 4,' Senior Clan Secreiafy 4.
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JOHN R. MORRIS
Ten years from now when people talk about that intangible
substance known as school spirit, members of Fordham '47
will think of Bob. Coming from the Prep, Bob merely
switched buildings but not allegiances. His zest for all sports
made him not only one of the most ardent Ram supporters
but also a keen competitor in intramural sports. After leaving
Rose Hill Bob intends to study law and carry his enthusiasm
into the courtroom.
Sodaliiy 1, 2, 3, 4,' Hawes! Club 4, Debating 1,' Beethoven
WALTER F. MORRIS
Mt. St. Charles Academy, Woonsodcet, R. I.
Boston College ex '45
Hailing from the land of the bean and the cod, Walt has
established quite a name for himself around Rose Hill in his
two short years on the campus. One of the leading figures in
the reorganization of the St. Johns Debating Society in junior
year, he served as president of the society this year. In spite of
this burden, Walt still found time to organize intramural
sports for Seniors and to star in boarder sports competition.
All in all, this man of many talents should have a promising
future in the years ahead.
Debating 3, Prerident 4,' Student Council 4,' Intmmuralf 3, 4,'
Intermztional Club 4,' Mafmcbufettr Club 4.
Evander Childs H. S.
Writer and organizer, Saverio shuttled his extra time between
the Ram office and the Harvester Club. He was a feature
writer for the former and vice-president of the latter. In spite
of all the time and work he devoted to these activities Saverio
found time to foster an intense interest in his philosophic
studies in which he excelled scholastically. A med student,
he plans to eventually hang out his single in little old New
Sodalitiy 1, 2, 3, 4,' RAM 2, 3,' Harverter Club 4,' German
Club 2, 3,' Beetboven Society 4.
JOSEPH B. MUENZEN
St. Cecelia's High School Fordham '45A
joe was one of those denizens of the Fordham Chem lab who
are known to their mates only by fleeting glimpses caught as
they enter the land of test tubes and experiments early in the
morning and leave as dusk descends on Rose Hill. Despite
the exacting requirements of his pre-medical curriculum, Joe
numbers many friends from the other departments of the
college, a relationship which is certainly a tribute to his ver-
satility. The "Doc" Muenzen of the future will assuredly be a
skilled practitioner if he follows the example of the Ford-
hamite we came to know.
Sodality 1, 2, 3,' Chemistry Club 3, 4: Biologiral journal
Club 3, 4.
DANIEL B. MURPHY
In his four years as News Editor of the Ram, Danny has
earned for himself a reputation as one of the most capable
and popular men on the paper, for his skill in composing a
paper and his gay wit have enlightened many weary after-
noons of work at the ofhce. All of us are looking forward to
hearing of Dan's success in chemistry when he graduatesg
his work at Fordham assures it.
Sodalify 1, 2,' RAM 1, 2, 3, 4,' German Club 2,' Harzferler
Club 4,' Intramurals 2, 3,' Glee Club I, 2.
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DANIEL T. MURPHY
St. Nicholas of Tolentine Fordham ex '45
By the warmth of his personality and the strength of his
industry Danny was marked for success and recognition from
faculty and students alike. He is the possessor of an analytic
mind which is forever probing the essential nature of things
and this mature and steadying quality should stand him in
good stead in his chosen field of psychology.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harzferler Club 4.
JAMES P. MURPHY
Regis Fordham '45
In our Frosh and Soph football heydays Murph was much
admired and just a little envied as Saturday after Saturday
he drum majored the Fordham Band into the Polo Grounds.
Restricted to lesser feats now, Murph contents himself with
good grades, a budding tenor in the Glee Club, Catholic
Action work in the sodality and has high hopes for the future
centered around labor relations and similar work in this Held.
Band Drlzm Major 1, 2,' Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frerbmrm
Forum 1,' RAM Staff 1, 4, Glee Club 4,' Frenrb Club 1, 2,'
JOHN E. MURPHY
Hackensack H. S. Fordham ex '44
Hailing from the home town of "Frankie,', Murph has made
the long trip from Hackensack to Rose Hill for lo these four
years. Reserved and yet admired by all his classmates, he is
bound to be a success for, due to his engaging personality,
"all doors shall be open to him."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 45 Cbemirlry Club I, 2, 3, 4.
VINCENT G. MURPHY
St. Aloysius H. S. Seton Hall ex '45
After two years in the Navy Murph transferred his allegiance
from Seton Hall to Fordham to linish his years of college
on Rose Hill. This move is appreciated not only by Murph
but also by his host of new friends which were drawn to
him by his easy going, genial manner. Though new to the
school Murph fitted right into the activities around the cam-
pus and was a shining light in both the Glee Club and the
Mimes and Mummers.
Glee Club 4,' Sodality 45 Mime: and Mummerr 4.
St. Ann's Academy Fordham ex '45
Having made history on his own with the Sixth Army in the
Paciric, Bill returned to Fordham as a history major. Happy
and nonchalant, Bill intends to study some more at Graduate
school with an eye toward someday teaching the subject. With
his personality he can't miss.
Sodalily 1, 2,' Debaiing 1,' French Club 1,' Mime! and Mum-
Pottsville H. S., Penn. Fordham ex '44
In his quiet and retiring manner Bill made many friends at
Fordham. Starring on the football team in Freshman, Bill
forsook the gridiron in later years to concentrate on his studies.
To round out his personality though, he continued in intra-
mural sports and the swimming team.
Football 1,' Sufiuzuzing 1, 2, 3,' Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harzferter
Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
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ROLAND M. NARDONE
Lafayette High School
During Roland's Sophomore year several explosions in or-
ganic chemistry lab helped spread his fame as one of the more
active members of the Bs-C group. In Senior year he directed
the outstanding publicity campaign which made the Harvester
Dance such a successs. Every tree, wall, corridor and classroom
on the campus bore signs giving information about the dance.
After this our go-getter even found time to direct the off-
campus publicity for the Mimes and Mummers. We predict
that Roland will turn his smile, his lively personality and his
immense capacity for work into great success.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Manager Barbetball Team 1,' Minzer and
Muznmerr if Frencb Club 1,' Haroexter Club +L' Intramural
MARINO A. N ATALONI
Central High School, Charlotte, N. C.
Nat started college at Belmont Abbey junior College in
North Carolina and later transferred to Fordham in his
Sophomore year in April, 1945. Since he has been at Fordham
Nat has made a host of friends who respect him for the gay
yet capable companion he is. When the Harvester Club was
reactivated in 1946, Nat was chosen to reorganize the club
as president and take charge of the traditional first social
event of the year, the Harvester Dance. His ability and per-
sonality earn him the wishes of his many friends for his
Pferident Harzferter Club 45 Student Council 4,' Partbenian
Soalality 4,' The RAM 4,' Maroon 4,3 International Club 4.
Athens High School, Athens, Pa. Penn State ex '45
With an inexhaustible capacity for spinning droll tales, Willie
has been one of the more interesting members of the class
of '47 during his short stay among us. While he was con-
stantly pressed by the exacting demands of his science course,
he went out of his way to find the lighter side of even the
most difiicult situation. A comparative newcomer to Rose
Hill, Willie's exploits in his year at Fordham won for him
the name of a true Fordhamite.
Sodality 4,' Cbemirlry Club 4,' Har11e.r1'er Club 4,' Ilztrumuml
Albletiw' 45 Paftbenian Society 3,' Veleraur Club 3.
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JOSEPH F. X. NOWICKI
Charles E. Gorton High School Fordham '44
Joe possesses many zine qualities but his initiative and sense
of humor should carry him on to attain his ambition. From a
sickbed as a youth he aspired to be a member of the Olympic
Track Team. His dream should materialize in the 1948 Olym-
pics as Joe is back after spending three years in the Marine
Corps. He is now working hard and diligently to defend his
titles: N. C. A. A. and I. C. 4 A. 880-yard champion which
he won in 1945 prior to his entry into the armed forces. joe
intends to study law.
Crorr Country 1, 2, 3, -ig Tracie Team I, 2, 3, 4,' Huruerler
Club 1, 2,' Sodalily 1, 2,' All-Amerirun Truck Team-1943.
Taken up with the full-time task that is Fordham's pre-
medical course, Ken yet worked into his schedule a generous
participation in the after-hours pursuits at Rose Hill. A
staunch supporter of things Brooklyn as well as things Ford-
ham, Ken will follow the well-travelled path to success after
he leaves med school and it will be our pleasure in a few
years to call on "Doctor O'Brien."
Saclality 1, 2, 3, 4,' German Club 1, 2,' Intramural Atbleticr
1, 2, 3, 4.
WALTER T. CYBRIEN, JR.
Xavier Fordham '44
Bud, pleased by the happy fact of his Flatbush birth, carries
on the good fight as one of Fordhanfs outstanding supporters
of Westbrwk Pegler and good government. He is one of those
quiet students whose unobtrusive good nature and affability
are appreciated best by those who know him longest, and who
represents for the world outside the pale the highest ideals of
this university. Bud's sincerity and ability should soon estab-
lish him solidly among the good burghers whom he staunchly
Harvester Club 1, 3,' Inlrarzzm-al Athletics 3, 45 Sodalily 1, 2.
BRENDAN P. O'CONNELL
"Bren " Arm y
Gorton H. S. Fordham ex '45
Drop by a crowded table in the cafe any afternoon and there
you'll find Bren conducting one of his memorable out-of-
class philosophy discussions. While attaining scholastic honors,
Bren found time to lend his talents unstintingly to several
activities. Wrestling with a problem, need a dependable man
or just wishing to engage in a little small talk, Bren's your
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harvester Club 3, -if Freylalmw Forumj
Maroon 4,' Monibly 1, 2,' Mime: and Mummery I, 2.
RAYMOND V. O'CONNOR
La Salle Academy Fordham '45
The closest approach to Edward Arnold at Fordham in his
throaty laugh-and not a little in his physique-Ray enlivens
many a "cat" session with his rapier wit. However, despite
his off-campus proclivities, he does justice to his studies and
his outside interests in the Maroon, the debating society and
his occasional yet studious attempts to combat the hard pressed
waistline in the gym. His classmates will not soon forget
Ray's zealous work as Photography Editor of the Maroong
for the yearbook bears much of the O'Connor "blood, sweat
Maroon Pbalograpby Editor 45 Sodezlity 1, 2, 3, 4: Debate 2, 45
Harvester Club 1, 4,' Irllramznul Alblelirf I, 2, 3, 4,' Freshman
Forumg Freshman Council 1.
EDMUND T. O'DONNELL
De Witt Clinton High School Fordham '42
Ed's persistence was exemplified in his rise from private to
company commander in a tank unit during his years in the
service. Combining his keen intellect with a faint touch of
Irish humor, Ed will have little difficulty in his further studies
and in his work in the business world after he has developed
his latent talents to the fullest. We hope to see more of Ed's
winning smile and hear more from his endless collection of
Sodality 1, 2,' Rifle Team 1, 2,' Debating 3, 4.
Nanticoke High School
One of the first ex-G. I.'s to put in an appearance at Fordham,
Tom typifies the "serious veterans" about whom so much has
been said and written. A Chemistry major, Tom found an
outlet for his unbounded energies in his unusual hobby of
tropical fish collecting. His devotion to the activities of the
Chem Club during his sojourn at Rose Hill gave evidence of
the successful career that lies ahead for him.
Sodality 4,' Cbemirlry Club 4,' German Club 1.
"Terry" Arm y
Cathedral College H. S. Cathedral College '41
Endowed with a keen wit and a rady smile, Terry has won a
large group of friends by his quiet sincerity and easy pleasant-
ness. Since his return from service, he has concentrated on
studies, preparing for a career in the exporting field. Ability
and a zestful pesonality mark him as a man to watch.
Sodalily 3, 45 Harvexler Club 3, 4.
PAUL A. OWENS
Flushing High School Fordham '45
Paul exemplified the "old philosopher" of the textbook in his
calm approach to any and all of the problems that beset all
of us during our course at Fordham. His management of the
affairs of the debating society in his senior year and his ready
grasp of the study of economics speak well of his future
intentions. In the list of "lawyers-to-watch" hold a high
position for Paul Owens.
Debating 4, Vice-President 45 Inlramural Atblelivr 4.
Jesuit High School Fordham '45
Florida's gift to Rose Hill has compiled an enviable record.
Maintaining a high scholastic record in a diliicult Chemistry
course while participating in campus life and activities to a
sizeable extent generally do not mix well, but quiet "Bill"
succeeded in applying the correct formula here. A capable
student, he has ever shown the qualities of perseverance and
courage. Whatever the future does bring him, we know "Bill"
will go far in his chosen field.
Altar Boy Soriefy 1, 2, 3, 4: Rifle Team 2, 3 fll7im1er of
Heart! Tropbyjg Har'-vefter Club 1, 2.
New Utrecht High School
The fact that his classmates saw little of Emil during his four
years of pursuing a pre-medical degree at Fordham can easily
be explained by a listing of the thousand and one activities
that occupied his time. Besides the exacting demands of his
curriculum, Emil loaded ammunition after hours as a Fresh-
man, in Sophomore he spent his free time as an operating
room attendant at Unity Hospital, and found a varied num-
ber of occupations during his final two years. When he ap-
pends the after his name, he will need no time at all
to discover the meaning of hard work. It will be a vacation!
Sodality 1,' German Club 2.
Fulton H. S., Fulton, N. Y. Fordham ex '45
A ready grin and an even temper make Ulie one of the best
mixers on the campus. Combining a pleasant personality with
quiet diligence, he has a Rose Hill record of wide friendships
and accomplishments. A debater and Mimesman in pre-war
days, he has been a Harvester Club stalwart since his return
from his Navy stint.
Frerbmau Forumg Mimer and Mumllzery 1, 2,' Harveifer
Club 3, 4.
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GEORGE S. PAPPAS
Regis Fordham ex '45
When our mind's eye retraces our career at Fordham, one of
the most nostalgic pictures will include the distinglished
scene-stopping appearance of George complete with cigarette
holder. His many-sidedness could be seen in his assumption
of the coveted post of first violin in the Fordham orchestra
while at the same time keeping pace with the exacting pre-
med course. His scientific capabilities and accomplishments
at Rose Hill are but a prelude to a valuable career as a doctor.
Chemistry Clzzbg 0rcbe.fl1'a.
LOUIS J. PASCALE
"Lou " A rmy
Memorial High School Fordham '45AA
A genuine friend, liked by all who know him and in whom it
is easy to confide. Innate capacity to find and bring forth the
humor of a situation, marked by sincerity, seriousness of
purpose and cheerfulness. Wide social interests include deli-
nite aptitude for many types of sport, especially basketball.
The high opinion in which he is held by his friends will
continue long after he has left Fordham.
Sodalily 1,' Harzfefler Club 1, -ig Inlmmzzral Sporir 1, 2, 3, 4.
Bishop Loughlin H. S. Fordham ex '44
Blessed with a genial manner that belies his underlying
seriousness, Ed is noteworthy for his loyalty to all things per-
taining to Fordham. During his Senior year, he did yeoman
service in behalf of the debating society, alternately publi-
cising its verbal jousts and holding forth on the speakers'
platform. Revealing himself as an able fiction writer in the
pages of the Monthly, Ed intends intends to do graduate
work with an eye toward someday teaching.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frerbman Forfw1,' Debating Society 4,'
Mofztbly 45 Frerzcb Club 4,' Virgil Arademy 1,' Harverter 1, 2,'
Mimer and Muimizerr I, 3.
JAMES F. PENDERGAST
Coughlin H. S., Pa. Fordham ex '44
Hailing from the hills of Pennsylvania, jim has achieved a
deserved popularity during his years at Rose Hill. He was
on the varsity football squad before he left for service with
the AAF, and also served as assistant prefect of the Parthenian
Sodality, as well as being a regular participant in intramural
Football 1, 2,' Sodality 1, 2, 3, if Iizlramzrralf I, 2, 3, 4.
PASQUALE A. PEPE
Ansonia H. S. Fordham ex '45
We'll remember Pat for his well-rounded personality, a happy
blend of purposefulness and conviviality. Ever diligent in
preparing himself for the study of Law, he has furthermore
played an active part in campus life. With an eye to the future,
he has been a worthy member of the debating groups, serving
as historian of the society during his Senior yeirg was active
also on the Ram staff and in the Connecticut Club.
Frerbman For11m,' St. jolJn'r Debating Society 3, Secretary 4:
Comzertimt Club 1, 2, Secretary 3, 4,' RAM 4,' Circulation
JOHN B. PERAZZO
"folmnie" Coax! Guard
Fordham Prep Fordham '43
john's efficiency was exemplified in his diligent delivery
of the Ram from the printer on East 45th Street every Thurs-
day night so it might be in the hands of the student body
Friday morning. His unfailing devotion to that task was typical
of John's many accomplishments at Fordham-without fan-
fare or fuss, but steady ellicient work at all times.
Sodalily lj RAM 4.
Bishop Loughlin Fordham ex '45
Gifted with an easy-going amiability, Paul is a welcome
addition to any gathering of his large circle of friends, Where
his ability to converse intelligently on a wide variety of sub-
jects finds for him an appreciative audience. A golfer and a
theater-goer by way of diversion, Paul is grooming himself
for a future in the legal world.
Sodaliiy 1, 2,' IntramuralSpo1-is 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harvester Club 3, 4.
Evander Childs H. S. Ursinus College ex '44
Pat is numbered among those who practice an economy of
wordsg and as so often happens among the laconic gentry,
usually says something worth taking note of when moved to
speak. He will be remembered for the quiet way he went
about making the most of his years at Fordham.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3,' Harrf'e.rter 1, 4.
Regis Fordham ex '45
A man of easy affability, Bill has been quietly completing all
tasks presented to him ever since he started at Fordham. Not
satisfied with gathering about him a tenuous collection of
acquaintances, he has devoted his spare time to winning real
friends who will still keep contact with him long after he
has finished his career at Fordham. Bill's persistency in studies
will serve him well after he has won his degree here.
Rifle Team 1,' Sodality 1, 4.
JOSEPH A. PRESTON
Cliffside Park H. S.
Of serious mien and demeanor, Joe has passed his years at
Fordham in diligent preparation for a career in medicine.
His acceptance at the New York College of Medicine, where
he will begin his studies in September, gives ample proof
of the fruits of his labor. Though devoting the greater part
of his time to the maloclorous ritual of the Chemistry Lab,
joe interested himself in several extra-curriculars, notably
Sodality and intramural sports.
Sodaliiy 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harvertef Club 4,' Cbemirtry Club 45
lrztmmuml Sport: 1, 2, 3,' Frencb Club 1.
Power Memorial Academy Fordham '45A
Wherever there's some kind of activity you'll find Harry
there. In the warm months you will see him playing softball
and lugging a football in a game of touch-tackle during the
fall. Harry's a tough guy to locate if you're looking for him.
He never stays in one place long enough. There are a lot of
things to be done and he's usually occupied in doing them.
Harry majored in economics at Fordham with his eye on the
business world. His friends at Fordham all agree that Harry
will make a success of anything he attempts.
Band 15 Glee Club 3, 4,' Sodaliiy 1, 3, 4,' Intmmuralr 1, 3,'
Harvester Club 4,' Harverter Club Dame Committee 4.
Roosevelt High School, Yonkers Fordham '46
Sibby has been one of those Fordhamites who take everything
in stride without worry or complaint over possible outcomes.
He demonstrated his versatility by combining his athletic
activity on the baseball diamond in Freshman with a key
role in the work of the Spanish Club. The future will lind
Sibby in the export-import business with a possible journey to
South America as part of the plan.
- .Sodalily 1,' Barehall 1,' Spanish Club 1.
IOHN E. REDDY
St. Peter's Prep St. Peter's '43
jack has won for himself a wide circle of followers among
Fordham's literary set for his lively fiction pieces for the
Monthly. Ready at a moment's notice to spin a new story for
the cafeteria conversationalists. jacl-r's easy smile and friendly
air will be sure to win him success as a writer. Even the
casual observer will have to agree that last name of his is
Monthly 2, 3, 4,' Debating 4.
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LAWRENCE J. REDMOND
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
Corning to Fordham many years ago in Prep School it was
not long before Larry acquired the reputation of being a good
scholar and athlete and it has stuck to him throughout. After
viewing Europe from the air as Navigator of a B29 Larry
returned to Rose Hill in the Spring of '46 and was one of
jack Coffey's mainstays. He is an ardent hockey fan and can
quote "facts and figures" on all the games of recent years
in the Garden. Fordham has not a more enthusiastic or loyal
booster than Larry Redmond.
Frerhman Sodalityg Freshman Wforhyhopg Barehall 1, 3, 4'
Iniramnral S port: I, 2, 3, 4.
ALFRED A. RENZI
Aquinas Institute, Rochester
Al is characterized by his long-suffering good nature and
his uncomplicated humor. To hear him tell it, he is the
constant butt of all the blitzkrieg tests any of the professors
happened to concoct and he it was who was called on when
everyone but he was prepared. Despite the surface air of petu-
lance Al was inwardly shrugging off the myriad "problems"
he outwardly bemoaned and the aura of sympathy he created
about himself made others forget their own troubles to sym-
pathize with him.
Sodulily ll, 2, 3, 4, 3rd Prefer! 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Preri-
deur 41 Harz-'error Club 4,' Iuframuralf 1, 2, 3, 4: Cbeer
Leader 2, 4,' French Club 1.
EDWARD L. REYNOLDS
"Tbe Semzl0r"' Army
Cranwell Prep, Mass. Holy Cross '45
One of the more distinguished appearing members of the
class of '47, the Senator joined us only in Senior year but
has proceeded in that short span of time to carve out a niche
for himself in the annals of Rose Hill. Constantly in demand
for his views on topics ranging from the future of Russo-
U. S. relations to the prospects of the Boston Red Sox, Ed
should make the transition from Collegian to lawyer with
little difficulty. Hasn't the class made him an ex-ofhcio
member of the United States Senate?
Sodaliry 1,' Couneriirut Club -lj Veferazlr Club 4,' Iulrn-
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St. Ann's Academy
Individualism appears to be the dominant quality in Jean's
complex personality. No one can tell a better quip about
jean than jean himself, covering it with dry humor spiced
with a tinge of cynicism, a rather difiicult procedure for such
a sedulous and intellectual student. His main interest in life
is concentrated in his desire to teach English Literature. He
gleans from literature, philosophy and poetry at odd instances
a savant attitude and from the exhibitions of his oil paintings
a justifiable pride.
Beetbozfeu Soriely, Secretary, Sodalilyy Fordbam Academy,
IOHN S. RODEMAN
Dickinson High School Fordham '45A
One of the first veterans to arrive at Fordham, jack has
always been a helpful influence to any classmate who had a
difficult problem to tackle. Going about his studies and ac-
tivities in an unobtrusive fashion, he has often been able to
accomplish tasks that seemed insurmountable obstacles for
others who tried and failed. jack will continue with his
studies in an effort to win a medical degree.
WALTER S. ROGERS
Bryant High School Fordham '45
Wattie's has been the inevitable hand raised in answer to the
"any question?" call by any teacher. One of the most eager
to learn in the class of '47, he spent his years at Fordham
trying to keep a step ahead of the professor. Wattie always
had a few extra source-readings to quote from to dispute a
point he felt the instructor had not made clearly. The pro-
fessors at Harvard Law School had better be up on their
matter when Mr, Rogers steps into their Class.
LAWRENCE R. ROSE
New Rochelle H. S.
Quiet and modest, Larry is noted for his wise remarks and
incisive comments in a crowd, where his evident witticisms
are highly appreciated. A good student with an eye to the
future, he has contributed much to the entertainment of his
classmates. Larry hopes to enter upon a career in the business
world, where his manifest talents should accomplish a great
Sodalily 1, 2, 3,' Harverter Club 1.
FRANK A. ROSETO
Mt. St. Michael's
Quiet Mr. Roseto has distinguished himself on Rose Hill by
his unobtrusive manner in winning friends. A persistent
student and fascinated sports fan, he has enlivened many a
long afternoon in the "cof" with his wise chatter, Good
luck to Rosey in the future!
Sodalily 1, 2,' Mimer and Muf7I7Il8I'I 1.
DOMINIC A. ROTONDARO
De Witt Clinton Fordham '45
Nick opened his career at Fordham with a memorable per-
formance in a freshman one-act play about baseball, and he
has been turning in starring efforts in many other fields since
that time. He attracted attention with his mellifluous voice
that often was heard in sodality talks, debates and routine
class room discussions. All that Nick need do at Med School
in order to launch a successful career as a doctor is to dupli-
cate his performance at Rose Hill.
Mime: and Mummerf 1,' Cbem Club 1,' Frenrb Club 1.
DAVID D. RUDDY
Scranton H. S. Scranton University '45
Equipped with a ready wit and a smile just barely hidden
beyond what passes for a stolid countenance, Dave has gath-
ered about him a large number of friends during his one-year
stay at Fordham. He has manifested his love for the classical
side of life in his membership in the Glee Club and the
Beethoven Club. Dave will journey to Canada for graduate
History studies at McGill University.
Glee Club 4,' Beethoven Club 4.
ROBERT A. RYAN
Well versed in current happenings and one of the most widely
read members of the class, Bob was always ready for a dis-
cussion on any imaginable topic. He could often be found
in conference with Frank Dugan who invariably would be up-
holding the opposite side to whatever point Bob was attempt-
ing to make. Bob will certainly be able to put his wide back-
ground to use in whatever field he decides to follow after
he leaves Fordham for the last time as an undergraduate.
Mimer and Mzmzmerr 1.
REAL M. ST. GERMAIN
St. joseph H, S., Canada
Although Chuck is best remembered for his sterling play
on the Fordham baseball diamond, he crowded many other
activities into his course at Rose Hill, Always ready to break
out into an infectious grin, Chuck attracted many lasting
friendships through his easy-going outlook on any and all
problems. His plans for a journalistic career are certain to
materialize in the same success that has marked all his en-
deavors at Rose Hill.
RAM Staff 2,' Frencb Club 1, 2,' Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4,' Tennis
1, 2,' Inframfzralr 1, 2, 3, 4.
DONALD C. SAGUI
Clifton H. S.
Possessed of a ready wit and a debonair approach to any
problem facing him, Don will experience little diliiculty with
the post-graduate world he enters. His fondest memory is
the front row view of Fifth Avenue he had in a recent St.
Patrick's Day parade. Don was on hand to bring the Chem
Club back to Fordham on its recent return to the campus
activities program and helped to restore it to its former
prominence in the Rose Hill picture. '
Cbemirtry Club 44: Sodulityl: Frofb Forum,' Harzfefier.
JOHN A. SCANLAN
A member of the tennis team during his four years at Ford-
ham, jack could be counted on to lend a helping hand in
class and school activities. Genial by nature, he has won
many lasting friends among the day-hops, despite his status
as a boarder. Socially inclined, jack has the wishes of his
classmates for success in the years to come.
Sodalily 1, 2,' Har:-fexfer 1,' Boarder Council l,' Soplromore
Hop Commitleeg Intramural Spar!! 1, 2,' S'ufimming Team
1, 2,' Termir Team 1, 2, 3, 4, Co-mplain 3.
JOHN F. SCANLON
Regis Fordham ex '45
Renowned for his ability to turn a neat phrase, jack has
broken up many a cafeteria conflab with a telling quip. A
capable athlete to boot, he parried would-be tacklers on the
intra-mural gridiron with the same precision with which he
cut down competitors in the art of repartee.
Sodalify 1, 2, 3,' Harzferler 1, 2,' Frerbman Forum,' French
Club 1,' Barkelball 1, Intramural Sporlf 1, 2, 3, 4.
RICHARD W. SCHAEFER
Naugatuck High School, Conn, Fordham '45A
The usual Science major spends most of his time over test
tubes in a dark corner of one of Rose Hill's many laboratories,
but Dick crammed four years of participation in intramural
athletics with an active membership in the Connecticut Club.
The future has much in store for Dick in his study of nuclear
physics at Harvard, where he may perhaps be the discoverer
of a new use for atomic energy.
Sodalily 1, 2,' Conneciirut Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Boarder Council 3,'
Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4.
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
Student, writer, athlete-Dick has done well in all three
roles. In his Senior year Dick's version of "Sportscope" in the
RAM brought the Rose Hill athletics picture into focus for
his classmates and for all the paper's readers. A member
of the varsity tennis team, a star of the intramural basketball
league and an asset on the committee of any social activity,
Dick crowded a wide variety of experience into his four years
at Fordham. I-low can he be anything but a success in his
chosen field of .
Sodalify 1, 2, 3, 4, Anisfun! Prefer! 4,' RAM 1, 2, 3, 4,'
Temzir Team 3, 4, Debating 3, Secretary 3,' Ifzlrwnrlmlr
1, 2, 3, 4.
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
A delightful vein of humor runs through Joe's make-up
attracting a host of friends. His ability to hold several part-
time jobs and at the same time keep up a high standard in
the scholastic field are evidences of his endless capacity for
labor. These qualities combined with a laudable spirit of
willingness slate Joe for success in his intended profession
Freshman Forumg Sodalify 1, 2,' Intramural Atbleticr Z, 2, 3, 4.
JAMES T. SCOTT
Scotty made his mark on the campus in behind-the-scenes
work for the Mimes and Mummers where his diligence and
efficiency were keenly appreciated. A good student of the
classics and of Culbertson, he proved to be a stout-hearted
Ethician. The industry Scotty displayed on the campus should
be a good indication of the high qualities he will take into
the business world upon graduation.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harzferter Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Mimes and
M11111111el'J 3, 4,' Debating 3.
JAMES E. SCULLY, JR.
Mount St. Michael Fordham ex '45
Have you got a cause? Then jim Scully's your man. Starting
at Fordham in '41 with a couple of years out for army serv-
ice, Jim has been the chairman of many a committee since he
first arrived at Rose Hill. One of the best liked men in the
class, his greatest claim to fame is that he was the only
member of the Enlisted Reserve Corps to return to Fordham
as an Army student. As you go to the polls from year to
year look for the name "james Scully" on the ballot for some
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frerlwzan Forum 1,' Council of Debafe
2, 45 Rifle Team 1, 2.
q ' v
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
Mike was perhaps the least concerned individual in our class
and, at the same time, one of the most popular. In discus-
sions among his wide circle of acquaintances, Mike never
held the center of the spotlight for very long but when he
did speak he often "broke up the show" with one of his
choicely worded expressions. An ardent follower of Fordham's
varsity teams ever since he can remember, Mike lent his own
athletic prowess to many a class team. In his quiet, Irish way
Mike will go through life winning friends and coining
Sodality 1,' I71f1'dN1lH'dl.f 1, 2, 3. 4.
FRANCIS M. SHIELS
Outwardly reserved and quiet, Frank lost his shyness when
he was turned losse on the basketball court where, as in all
of his other activities, he turned in a workmanlike job. Capa-
ble of assuming a variety of tasks and completing them all
well, Frank will have little diiificulty in convincing the world
that Fordham and he have been compatible for the four year
acquaintance they have shared.
Sodality 4,' Frerzcb Club 1, 4,' Barketball 2, junior Vanity 2,'
Harzferter Club 4.
FRANCIS R. SINIBALDI
Beacon High School Fordham '43
Frank's dry humor brightened many a dark moment for those
who knew him well during his days at Rose Hill. His pleasant
disposition showed forth in his love for music and his ability
at that art served well the Fordham band for each of the four
years he spent as a member while at school. His contagious
grin will aid him to greater heights in the world of journal-
ism where he will certainly be a success.
Sodalily I, 2,' Band 1, 2, 3, 4,' Inlmfvlzmzlf 1, 2, 3, 4.
New Utrecht High School Fordham '45
Ray is known far and wide over the "winding paths" for his
effervescent approach to his every task, his unending store-
house of humor and witty anecdoes. Aggressive and unafraid
to champion the cause of the underdog, he will have little
difficulty facing and overcoming whatever problems the after-
Fordham world offers him.
Sodality I. 2, 3,5 Track 1,' Freurb Club I.
CHARLES C. SMITH
Judging from the list of his activities, Charley is one of the
few esthetes extant on the Fordham campus. Besides being
responsible for many of the posters heralding dancing,
speeches, and his own glee club, he has managed to retain
his "rebel" attitude. So much so that he intends to return to
Georgia after he finishes at Rose Hill and become a radio
Sodality 1,' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Prefidenl 2, 3, 4,' The
RAM 1, 3,' Student Council 3, 4,' Milner and Mummerr 3,'
Monthly 3, 4.
THOMAS H. SMITH
Eastside H, S., N.
Noted for his wholehearted cooperation whenever called upon,
Smitty has lent his talents to most of the College's extra-
curricular activities. Supplementing his spirit of go-get-edness
is his ready smile which often made life a little brighter. In
his Senior year, Tom was Exchange Editor of the Ram, Adver-
tising Manager of the Maroon and Manager of the ROTC
Rifle Team. In addition, his was much of the behind-the-
scene work on "Peer Gyntf'
Sodality 1, 2, 3,' RAM 2, Exchange Edifor Editor 4,' Maroorz,
Advertising Manager 4,' .Mimer and Mummerxf 2, 41 H awerler,
Serrelary 4, Rifle Team 1, 2, Manager 3, 45 Officers Club 4:
Cberr Club 1.
Flushing H. S.
Genial has won a host of friends during his stay at Rose
Hill, as the result of his friendly personality and wide inter-
ests. A medico-to-be, jim's long lab sessions have not pre-
vented him from taking part in the Glee Club and the
Sodality. His cheerful manner and genuine ability will stand
him in good stead in days to come.
Glee Clllb 1, 2, 3, -lj Sodalily 1, 2, 3, -ff Hap'1.1e5le7' 4,
EDWIN P. SPINGLER
"Ed" Arm y
Cathedral H. S. Cathedral College ex '45
Coming to Fordham after his Army stint, Ed quickly became
a popular member of '47, A cheerful extrovert, he has a
ready grin and a spirit of cooperation that have won him
many friends. Ed plans to enter the exporting business after
taking graduate training in that field.
Glee Club 3, 41 Sodalily 3, 4,' Harzferler 4.
Mt. St. Michael
Al's quiet attitude belies the fact that he has become one of
Father McMahon's most eloquent debaters. But having starred
on the speal-:er's platform does not preclude a fine scholastic
record in his case. Al has achieved the rare distinction of
winning listeners with his silence and respect with his con-
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Debaling 2, 3, 4,' Mimey and Mummerr 1.
VINCENT D. STARACE
Xavier Fordham '45
In his day at Rose Hill Vin misplaced just about everything
he owned except his contagious sense of humor. Always ready
with praise for the combat infantryman, Vin considered him-
self "rear echelon" from his close-up view of Europe with
the 76th Division since he was only with an anti-tank com-
pany. Vin spent his last two years at Fordham as one of the
best "legmen" on the Ram staff, while in between times
putting in many hours at after and before school work, looking
to the day when, with graduation, he might spend more time
with his recent bride, Harriet.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, -ig Mimexr and Mummeff 1. 2. 3,' Frebrwafz
Forum 1,' Glee Club 3,' RAM Staff 3. 4.' Fordham France 2, 4,'
French Club 1, 2, 4.
ROBERT W. STUART
Valley Stream H. S. Fordham ex '44
There is a legend they tell over at the gymnasium that Bob
arrived at Fordham wearing spiked shoes all set for practice
on the Ram track team. Whether that story is true or not, it
would seem that the lanky, likeable runner has been churning
up the mileage for Rose Hill for a long time. Bob was one
of the most even-tempered members of the class of 1947 and
his winning smile and ready wit will carry him as far in the
business world as his limber legs did on the Rose Hill cinder
Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 1, 4, Varsity 2, 3, 4,'I1m-amural 4.
CORNELIUS F. SULLIVAN, JR.
"Neil" ' Army
Fordham Prep Fordham ex '45
Neil early showed his talents by winning the first prize in the
Freshman one-act play contest with his "Impersonator," in
which he played the title role. Since that triumph he has been
turning out work of first-prize quality ever since. While not
the type to conform to any mold, Neil might be considered
the model of the debonair, suave Fordhamite.
Mummerr 1, 2,' Debating 1,' U. N. Cbapter 4.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frenrb Club 2,' Srrivenerr 1,' Mimer and
"Neil " A rm y
Xavier High School Fordham '45
Distinguished in appearance, quiet of voice, Neil had many
outlets for his classical turn of mind during his course at
Fordham. Combining a love for his ancestral country in the
Gaelic Club with his musical interests, in the Beethoven Club,
Neil was never at a loss for activity after the bell had sounded
for the last class of the school day, And when the last bell
sounds on our course at Rose Hill Neil will carry on just the
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' SL'1'l1J9l161'J' 1,' Mimef and Mzmzmerr 15:
Beethoven Club 4,' Freurb Club 2,' Mzaric Circle 2,' Gaelic
"The Old Timer"' Navy
Fordham Prep Fordham '45
The "Old Timer" is far from being the class relic. Though
not of the "intellectual type," jack has a fine mature mind.
His famous "Sullivanisms" take their place with Mrs. Mala-
prop, Goldwyn, Spooner and Confucius, eg., "there may be
some guys who don't like me but that's their tough luck."
Another claim to fame at Fordham is the McGuire-Sullivan
Cafeteria Debates which invariably wound up in an argument
over who was going to get the coffee. A lasting claim to
friendship with his fellow seniors is the "old timer's" greatest
Harrferler Club 1, 2,' Frerbmafz Forum 1,' Mimer and Mum-
merr 1, 2.
JAMES E. SWEENEY, JR.
"lim" E Navy
Brooklyn Prep Fordham '45
jim came to Fordham a genial Damon and made of us all a
collective Pythias. He has something that fuses those about
him to unrelenting admiration. Whether we are absorbed
in the arguments he has proposed, or forced to yield to a
superior brand of stubbornness, whether basking in the con-
tagious Sweeney grin, or delightedly mulling over a morsel
of his savory wit, his wealth of warm friendship continually
shows. Happily we can only foresee for jim an uncompro-
mising career of success in its truest sense and a warm spot
in the heart of fellow lawyers.
Freshman Foflml 1,' Sodality 1, 2, 3, ig Mafb Club 1,' Mime.:
and Mummerr 1.
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JOHN W. SWEENEY
While still a newcomer to Rose Hall, jack discovered he had
an affinity for printers' ink, allied himself with the Ram-men
and served on the staff of the Ram from then on. One of the
"regulars" who boast of working on every issue, he held
down the post of Assistant Sports Editor during his last two
years. After graduation, jack intends to take up the study of
law at Fordham downtown.
Frenrb Club 1,' Freshman Farumg RAM 1, 2, Arfiflafzl Sports
Editor 3, 41 Maroon 4.
LEO T. TARPEY
Xavier H, S. Fordham ex '45
Four years as a leader among the ink-stained wretches of
the RAM hav made Leo one of the best-known men of '47.
He capped his career on the college paper as managing editor
and Ramblings columnist, Leo's spirit of friendly cooperation
and his ability have won him the respect of all who know
him. fournalism school and a newspaper job are his plans for
the immediate future.
RAM 1, 2, 3, 4,' Sodalizfy 1. 2, 3, 4: MAROON, SMH Pbolag-
mplrerg Mimef and Mummerf 3, 45 FYFIZJIIIJII Forum.
HORACIO O. TEEHANKEE
Ateneo de Manila
The Philippines could not have sent a better ambassador than
Horacio if they wanted to impress us with the ability and
persistence of the people of the islands. For, watching him
tackle and overcome any problem that happened along most
of us have learned a few helpful short cuts. The world of
industrial chemistry gains a valuable asset when Horacio leaves
Rose Hill for a career in plastics.
Sodality 2, 3, 4,' C bers Tournament 35 Irzlrarzzwalf 4.
FIORE A. TERRACCIANO
Terry blossomed into one of the foremost character actors in
the Mimes in his last two years at Fordham, and it came as
little surprise to his friends that he performed all roles offered
him with the same measure of efficiency that he gave to all
his work. His offstage impersonations were always the occa-
sion of a round of hearty laughter. Patients of the "Dr.
Terraccianon that will be are assured of one anesthetic-
Terry's boundless humor.
Sodalify 1,' Mimer and .Mummerr 3, 45 German Club 1.
1 ' ,
Naugatuck High Fordham '45A
"Doug" is an excellent example of Fordham's well-rounded
education. While here he has divided his time between his
studies, his work as a waiter in the Boarders' Dining Hall, and
sports, being a sure man for any Boarders' team, The Thurston
independent spirit has prompted his brother and him to start
their own business: "Doug's business abilities and easy friend-
ship will surely see him on to success in this venture.
Altar Boy Sociely 1, 2,' Frenrh Club 1, 2,' Sodaliiy 1,' Boarder
Council 4,' Comzediczzt Club 4.
JOHN L. TIMONEY
Hfvbff' . Army
Xavier High School Fordham '-45A
john's favorite adjective was "tremendous" and his biog-
rapher need go no further than that for a word to describe
him. In the revived Mimes and Mummers, he led the way
with his capable direction on the one-acter, "Hope Is the
Thing With Feathers," and eventually attained a post on the
Board of Directors of the dramatic society. john was aways
ready with workable suggestions for any problem and often
lent his talents to make a success of campus activities. Al-
thbugh he served the Mimes in a backstage capacity, he
stepped before the lights at several of the actors' socials to
exhibit his gift for comic expression.
Sodality 1, 3, 4,' Mimes and Mummerf 3, 45 Intramuralr
1, 3, 4,' Band 1.
JOSEPH I.. TORRISI
Fordham Prep Fordham '45A
It came as no surprise when joe garnered the post of the
"most humorous" member of the class. A man with a thou-
sand different stories, he was also able to conjure up many a
topical remark that often caught his professors and fellows
off guard. Joe's facile wit has won him many fast friends
during his long association with Fordham and they will be
watching for him to come out on top in whatever field he
chooses after leaving Rose Hill.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 41 Harvester Club 45 Debating 1,' Band 1, 2,'
Infmnzuralr 1, 2.
Regis Fordham ex '45
Never at a loss for words, Willie was unafraid to champion
a cause or a person he felt was being neglected or overlooked.
Prohting from his experiences as an army meteorologist, he
has been installed as the class weatherman, always to be con-
sulted before taking any action dependent on the fickle ele-
ments. Willie is a model of the bright, new approach to life
that many of us aimed for, but never reached.
Sodalily 1, 2, 3, 4,' Harverzer 1, 2, 4,' Rifle Team 1, 2,' Mimer
and Mummerr 1, 2,' Math Club 1,' Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4.
WILLIAM A. UCKER, JR.
De La Salle Institute Fordham ex '45
His ready grasp of things philosophic early won for Bill the
title of "Doctor" from one of his professors and the appella-
tion easily caught on with his friends who recognized the
felicity of the term. His outside-class endeavors run the gamut
from baseball to classical music. As proof of his forward-
looking approach to life, Bill has mapped out a career in
aviation engineeering after he completes his work at Rose Hill.
HENRY T. UHRIG
Xavier High School Fordham ex '44
Hank's nickname belied his distinguished air that often caused
him to be mistaken for a professor by some of the younger
members of the Fordham student body. A pre-med student,
he has already achieved the friendly, confident air that will
aid him in his studies of medicine and beyond. Unable be-
cause of the demanding pre-med curriculum to devote much
time to after-class activities, Hank has nonetheless won many
friends outside of his own course of study who look for
nothing but success from the man they hope to address as
Sodalily I, 2. 3, ,' Virgil Academy Z,' German Club I, 2.
"Nick "' A rmy
Stuyvesant High School Fordham '45AA
Nick's enjoyment of his days at Fordham was cut short by
the demands of the accelerated course, to hear him tell of it.
Although he will continue as a Fordhamite at the graudate
school for his studies in Psychology, Nick will always remain
the incurable collegian. His amiable disposition was in evi-
dence throughout his many activities at Rose Hill and fwe
feel certainj will continue winning him friends in the years
FRANCIS M. WALSH
St. Augustine D. H. S. Fordham '45
The man of happy disposition is an adjunct to any company,
however crowded with wits and scholars. And Frank, besides
wit and scholarship, carries with him that sense of good-
fellowship before which the most indifferent and the most
crustaceous must yield a smile. His interests are varied and
well-chosen from among the many established upon the cam-
pus, and his enthusiasm may be depended upon to add as-
sistance to his other gifts.
Term!! Team 1, 3, 45 Debalirzg Soriely 1, 2, 4,' Paribenian
Smlnlifj' I, 2,' RAM 1, 2,' Iuframrrralf 1, 2, 4g Aliar Boy
Svriely 1, 2.
MICHAEL T. WALSH
Mt. St. Michael High School Fordham '45
Mike attracted his classmates by a friendly disposition which
is yet a bit reserved. Those who knew him will always remem-
ber him as a good student and an energetic worker, Combin-
ing all the gentleman and the scholar with a superbly tranquil
good humor and a disposition to observe the world in a
roseate hue, we arrive at that pleasant person whom we have
hailed as Mike through all these years. Hidden under a quiet
demeanor, M. has sterling qualities that will stand him in
Sodaliry 1, 2, 3, 4g Harvefler 4.
St. Iohn's Prep St. J0hn's '44
Bill was one member of the class for whom no one ever had
a harsh word, or an unkind remark. With a disposition that
had him always in the depths of gloom or on the heights of
optimism, nevertheless Bill could always scrape up enough
humor to salt the most serious moment-enough, in fact, to
have become the favorite audience of the class wits, or those
who wanted to be classified as such. Life will never become
too serious for Bill to find a laugh in it.
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4,' Monthly Slaf 4,' French Club 2,' Glee
FRANCIS X. WAZETER
james Madison High School
A learned prof once said that men go to college to learn how
to live. Frank took the old gent's words to heart and profited
by them. Philosopher, student, business man, bon vivant lit-
terateur, Frank is a bundle of contradictories. At the "bull
sessions" in the Ram oliice, he reigned supreme in the realm
of metaphysics. Frank's powers of concentration and appli-
cation were never diffused, but always focussed upon the
matter in hand, with the result that his grasp of learning was
possibly the strongest of any.
Boarder Sodalily 3,' Harvester Club if CilTll1r1fi0l7 Sfrzjf of
La Salle Academy Fordham '45
Ray's motto seems to be that "You can never listen yourself
into trouble." The small measure of difficulties he had to face
during his career at Fordham would rank him as a good
proponent of his own personal philosophy. While pursuing
his quiet way about his duties, Ray still found time to devote
his wealth of energy to some of the after-hours pursuits and
it is to be regretted that more of us were not able to become
fully acquainted with him.
Sodalily: Harvester Clubg Rifle Teamg Inlmfalzrmis.
JOHN H. WERTENBACH, III
McKeesport High, Pa. Fordham '45
Jack ranks as one of the "men of distinction" of the class
of '47 with his preference for things classical in literature,
music and clothes. He demonstrated his well-rounded ap-
proach to the Fordham scene by his ability to amass honors
in studies while at the same time devoting his spare moments
judiciously to after-class activities.
Vice-Preridenl Fre.fbmaiz,' Sodalily 1, 2, 4,' History 1,' Mime!
and Mummerf 1, 2, 4',' Harvester Club 4,' Golf Team 2,' Band
Manager fBllJ'i719.YIi 4.
ROBERT E. L. WILLIAMS
Central High School Fordham '40
From the amount of banter passing between Bob and his
friends, we must say that they all put him on a pedestal. Bob
carried with him an atmosphere of home, an ease and in-
formality that granted favors before they were asked. He is a
hard worker, and no one did more toward easing the work of
his friends. No mass meeting in the cafeteria was complete
without Bob and his genial smile.
Spauirb Club Ig Sodality 1,' Delmfirzg Society 1.
Dowling High School Dowling College '44
Not a soul in all Fordham could lay claim to a quieter dignity
than our friend, Les. All of which does not mean that he is in
any respect the victim of inertia. On the contrary, he is a
perfect powerhouse of energy when the occasion demands.
And the way in which he plays basketball is a real art, a sym-
phony of grace and movement. This alone would be sufficient
claim to fame, but add to that geniality, and he is practically
SAMUEL G. WINGFIELD, III
Great Neck H. S. Fordham ex '45
Noted for a triple-threat sense of humor and an indomitable
loquacicusness in several dialects, Sam has contributed more
than his share to the class store of humor. A master of the
full-blown phrase, he will be long remembered for his reply
in Ethics which began: "Stemm1ng from the pernicious theory
of Neitzsche . . Playing an active role in classroom sessions
and extra-curriculars throughout his years here, Sam is assured
of the sincere wishes of his friends for his future success.
Sndalily Ig German Club 1, 2, 3, 4,' Frerbman Forwrzg
Scrivefzerr 1,' 0glt'67'.I', Club -if Clan Trearzlfer 1.
JOHN J. WITKOWSKI
"Bulle1"' Coax! Guard
Dickinson High School Fordham '43
Another holdover from the Crowley regime, with a lot of
football hours in his log book, including the North Carolina
Pre-Flight eleven and an All-Southern rating with a Coast
Guard team in 1943. A leading example of the goal of all
lTordham's training, "Mens sana in corpore sano," he pos-
sessed all the qualities of a great leader-the "never-say-die"
spirit, a strong determination to win, and the sterling at-
tributes of a great sportsman. These, plus a sense of humor
and a ready wit, were integral parts of the man we kne was
Foolball 1, 2, 3, 4,' Partbenimz Sodalily Z, 2, 3, 4,' Clary
Reprereulafirfe 1, 2,' Board C0lH7L'll 1,' New ferrey Club 1, 2.
"W'oz"' A rm y
Shenandoah High School Fordham '45
The happy combination of diversified interests and activities
has seldom been so effectively brought about as it has in Ed.
Robust of frame, it would be guessed that he is an eager
participant in class athletics, his game seems to be football,
at which he excels, His scholastic standing has been con-
sistently good, but in no sense is he a grind. His leisure
time is easily taken up with amenities of the social life about
Football 1, 2, 3, -ig Sodaljly I, 2: I11Ir'.f11111lralSjJortJ I, 2, 3, 4.
PETER A. VALENTE
Born Sept. 24, 1927
Died Oct. 2, 1946
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Comrades True Q Born Anew Q Peace to You
And Your Memories Shine Like the Morning Star
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I MEMORI I
JOSEPH T. APPERT, ex '45
GERALD A. AZZINNARO, ex '45
FREDERICK C. BAKER, ex '44
JOHN J. BARRY, '44
JOHN V. BARRY, '41
FRANK E. S. BENT, '41
JOSEPH F. CICCIONE, '44
FRANK L. CLEARY, JR.. ex '43
PAUL R. CONNERY, '41
JAMES R. COSTELLO, '41
DAVID J. COUNTRY, ex '44
FRANCIS X. DESIDER, ex '44
KARL A, DEUTSCHMANN, '45
THOMAS F. DEVANE, '41
JOHN F. DILLON, ex '42
STANLEY DOXVNAR, ex '45
NICHOLAS J. DROHAN, '41
NICHOLAS C. EVANGELIST, ex '32
EDWARD J. FARRELL, '42
EDWARD P. FITZGERALD, '41
ALBERT F. FLECKENSTEIN, JR., '44
JOSEPH F. FLORENCE, ex '45
JAMES F. FOLEY, JR., ex '44
WARREN A. GARBARINI, ex '45
MARTIN E. GREEOAN, ex '45
EDWARD G. GRIFFIN, ex '45
WALTER T. HANRAHAN, ex '45
ROBERT J. HUDSON, ex '45
ROBERT M. JOHN, ex '44
RICHARD K. KING, ex '45
JOSEPH M. KOVACH, ex '44
KENNETH W. LANO, '41
JOHN T. LEAHY, '41
ALBERT G. LEONI, ex '44
JOSEPH S. LOCKEY, '42
ANTHONY LOSCALZO, ex '44
JOHN W. LYNCH, ex '46
ROBERT C. MCEWEN, ex '45
FRANCIS H. A. MCKEON, ex '45
JOSEPH P. MALLEH', ex '44
CHARLES F. MASTERSON, '43
JAMES V. MEADE, ex '45
DANIEL W. MORCJAN, ex '43
RICHARD F. MULCAHY, '43
JAMES F. BIULLIGAN, ex '43
VINCENT R. MURPHY, '43
JOHN C. MURRAX', ex '44
FRANK A. PEZZELLA, ex '42
WALTER R. QUINN, ex '43
ROBERT B. RICAUD, ex '43
ALEXANDER SANTILLI, '42
HAROLI3 W. SCHVUAB, '41
DONALD B. SHFA, '42
JOHN J. SILK, '43
GORDON E. STEVENSON, ex '45
WILLIAM J. SWEENEY, ex '45
JAMES J. WALSH, '44
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WITH the record enrollment at the
collegeifor this scholastic year, it was not an easy
task which faced the Student Council when the
fall semester opened. Charged with regulating
the variegated activities of over two thousand
students, the Council was chiefly engaged in re-
viving the different student organizations which
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those which had survived to expand their inter-
ests to their pre-war peak.
If the number and popularity of the many
clubs is any criterion the Student Council has
earned the plaudits of the school. Due to the re-
flection of the opinions of the undergraduates in
the Council, the dances which enlivened the eve-
nings of pre-war Fordhamites have again taken a
prominent place in the Rose Hill social calendar.
Under the moderator-ship of the Rev. Law-
rence A. Walsh, SJ., Dean of the College the
members of the student legislative body for 1946-
47 were headed by John Duffy, as President,
Michael Molloy, Vice President, William Gold-
stein, Secretary, and Don Drennan, Treasurer. Its
other members were Seniors Taylor Hanavan,
Walter Morris, Donald Drennan, Marino Nata-
loni, Charles Smith, Lothar Candels, junior Class
President Warren Gallagher, and john Gallagher
and William Lovett, heads of Sophomore and
Freshman years, respectively.
The Council is largely responsible for the re-
appearance on the campus of the collegiate mis-
sion society, the Harvester Club, Under the spon-
sorship of that group, this year's Harvester Hop
was the biggest success in the annals of the club.
Likewise, following the success of the Sophomore
Christmas dance, the Council itself, led by Charlie
Smith as Chairman of the Entertainment Com-
mittee, sponsored an affair on january 17th,
which they hope will become an annual fixture at
Fordham. Certainly it got off to a good start this
The prime function of the Council is to regu-
late most of the intra-campus student activity.
Accordingly, Walter Morris handled all intra-
mural sports and Michael Molloy the several elec-
tions for various campus posts. Furthermore
each activity, if contemplating any social affair
must gain approval for its date from the Coun-
cil. In line with this procedure, the body's first
yearly job is to plan a calendar for the year-
which will allow each club the fairest opportu-
nity to express itself. This year's task then was
particularly difiicult for the old standbys, the
Mimes, the Debating Society et al. had enlarged
greatly their schedules and several dormant acti-
vities were anxious to run dances and have par-
ties, where, in previous years they confined them-
selves strictly to the campus. Scarcely a weekend
went by without a debate or a play or a banquet.
And this made it hard on the men in the Coun-
cil to allot these dates fairly.
The supervision of class elections and the im-
portant election of a Chairman for Senior Week
fell to the Committee on Elections headed by
Michael Molloy. An important revision was made
in the constitution this year when it was decided
to grant the Chairmanship of Senior Week auto-
matically to the President of Senior Year after
this year's election.
In December two Council representatives,War-
ren Gallagher and Jack Duffy entrained for Chi-
cago as part of the University representation in
the formation of a proposed National Students
Organization composed of delegates from almost
every college in the country.
Looking back on the competence of this year's
Council, we can appreciate how fortunate the
college was to have such capable men in its legis-
lative body. Also it was indeed welcome to see
a full representation for the first time in four
years. The Student Council of this academic year
followed well in the tradition of those noted
ones of the past.
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UNDER the new guidance of Father
Philip Hurley, SJ., formerly Professor of Reli-
gion at Georgetown, the Senior Sodality, com-
posed of all juniors and Seniors, the Sodality be-
gan its operations for the year with jack Duffy as
Prefect and Bob Geiringer and Dick Schilling as
his assistants. The work began with the sodalists
split into three groups which devoted their ener-
gies to Catholic Action, Literature and Missions.
An interesting feature of the weekly meetings
was continued this year in the persons of several
off-campus speakers who gave the sodalists fasci-
nating sidelights on important branches of Cath-
olic activity. These talks were highlighted by
Father Gerald Walsh, SJ., editor of "Thought"
and Father Harold C. Gardiner, SJ., literary edi-
tor of "America"
Concentrating not only on religious instruction
to grammar school children, but also on dissemi-
nating information on Catholic subjects to older
groups, the sodality added a streamer to its ban-
ner of Catholic Action by organizing a Speakers
Group which spoke on such subjects as Labor,
Euthanasia, Divorce and Birth Control - giving
the Catholic viewpoint to Newman Club and
parish organizations anxious for an intelligent
and interesting propagation of the truth.
Aware of the urgent fact that the laity consti-
tute today the "Church's grip on the temporal
order," the Sophomore Sodality set itself this
year to the task of cultivating a deeper appreci-
ation of the role of the layman in the establish-
ment of the Kingdom of Christ. Practical work
of teaching catechism, aiding the sick in the hos-
pitals and collecting money and materiel for the
Missions was supplemented by their Wednesday
Discussion Meetings and attendance at the Sodal-
ity's occasional lectures by invited speakers.
Sophomore Sodalists were prominent through-
out the year in the effort to build up attendance
at the Friday morning Missa Recitata and in reci-
tation of the daily Rosary. Immense credit is due
the members of this Sodality for their consistent
work in fostering devotion to our Lady on the
campus and for their generous participation in
the high demands of the Sodality's apostolate.
In the division of the Sodality this year into
three distinct groups, Father Theodore T. Farley,
SJ. took over the reins of the large Freshman
section. As inall the other groups the prime aim
of the Freshmen was the encouragement and fos-
tering of Catholic Action in the members.
The ofhcers elected were Thomas Joyce, Pre-
fectg Vincent O'Brien, Assistant Prefectg james
Nussey, Secretary and Vincent Fox, Treasurer.
These men led the sodality in a lengthy sympo-
sium on the Catholic Theatre Movement, stimu-
lated by the emergence on the campus of the
School of Communication Arts.
Several interesting speakers were heard by the
group discussing various phases of Catholic life.
Rev. Harry Irwin, S.-I., recently returned from a
war-long internment in the Philippine Islands,
spoke on the conditions of the harassed Filipino
and the tremendous re-building program over
there, Rev. james P. Courneen, '40, of the Mary-
knoll Fathers, spoke to the Freshmen on the
Chinese Mission field. Further speakers touched
on the "Big Brother" movement, Euthanasia and
Birth Control. All things considered it was a big
and eventful year for the Freshmen in the
"To impart in a thousand ways . . . the Catho-
lic attitude toward life as a whole." Thus is the
function of the Catholic college described to us
and thus do we have one of the reasons for the
existence of the Parthenian Sodality and its sister
organizations around the campus.
Indeed, implicitly or explicity, it is with this
purpose in mind that each part of the Sodality
works. Each Monday evening meeting offers to
the boarder, for whom it was created, and by
whom it is directed, at least one way, one sugges-
tion which would foster this end. The sources of
these suggestions were the committees on Lit-
urgy, Communism, Scripture, Literature, Social
Activities and Student Relations which were ap-
pointed by Lothar Candels, the Prefect, early in
From the prayers, hymns, reports of interest of
the various committees, discussions and the spir-
itual talks rendered by Father McMahaon, the
moderator, which comprise each of the Sodality's
meetings, the goal of Catholic attitude and Cath-
olic Action is greatly fostered.
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printr on the .fflislflf of tif-new
C14 year-book is just what its name im-
plies-dit takes practically a full year to publish
it. So the men of '47, as early as May, 1946
elected as the Editor-in-Chief, Leo Tarpey, the
capable managing editor of the RAM. In prepar-
ing to turn out a pre-war style MAROON suit-
"The Big IVigs"
able to the inauguration of Fordham's Golden
Age, Tarpey selected a skeleton crew immedi-
ately to proceed with the selection of a printer
and photographer. Featured in his selections was
the popular choice of jack Duffy as Business
Manager. Duffy, who was soon to take a major
role in almost every activity on the campus, be-
gan to coordinate the business of the book in
order to handle the complicated financial prob-
lems attached to an endeavor of this size.
With the advent of fall classes and the intro-
duction of the 350 Seniors to Ethics and Psycho-
logy, the Dean announced the appointment of
the Rev. joseph E. O'Neill, SJ. as Faculty Ad-
visor. Under his efficient direction, Ray O'Connor
took over as Photography Editor and began rout-
ing the Seniors down-town to have their pictures
taken. However in December, the pressure of
other activities forced Tarpey to resign, and
Chuck Mattingly was quickly appointed in his
As the pressure mounted and the work began
to pile up, the new editor appointed several Sen-
iors to head various functions of the book and a
large coordinating staff to unite their efforts effi-
ciently, Tom Brennan was named Managing Edi-
jacle and Chuck talk things over.
'Stop smirking, Tom."
The Sports Authorities.
torg Tom Smith, the happy acl-man was put in
charge of publicity and advertisingg Ken Kiefer
became Circulation Managerg Bob Degen headed
a large editorial board in work on the Senior
write-upsg Ed Gilleran began editing the sports
copy and Martin Devine and Bob Henaberry
were alerted to coordinate the Activity section.
The staff confronted its first problem, when
the question as to whom the MAROON would
be dedicated was raised. It was decided to depart
from the usual procedure and to pick an out-
standing alumnus who had distinguished himself
in some field outside the campus. Quickly the
name of Brien McMahon '24 came to mind, and
he was selected. Another difficulty was apparent
in the fact, with so many returning veterans in
the ranks of '47, some who had been Fordham-
men before and others who had been students
elsewhere, that such a conglomeration of Seniors
deserved some sort of mention in the book. This
was solved by a 2100 word history of the class
and of Rose Hill during the war which was used
with an attractive picture spread to open the
1947 MAROON. The most pressing problem re-
mained in the fact that with so many Seniors
in the class, it would not be easy to present a
personal and intimate write-up on each one. The
work on this difficulty was given to Bob Degen
and several others who were assigned the job of
interviewing, classifying and writing on each and
every man among the graduates. So vast and
complicated an operation it was that, when the
deadline was upon us, there still was left re-
maining more work on the Seniors. The finished
task, as herein written, we hope, satisfies every-
By january, the editors were swamped with
work and their desks were loaded with copy of
all kinds. Activity pictures were being taken,
Senior pictures and write-ups were coming in and
sports pictures assembled. To complicate matters,
examinations were intruding upon the crowded
work schedule and the intensity of one's last col-
legiate year was beginning to harass the staff.
But, speed was essential and the job had to be
With the last winter snows, a high voltage
publicity campaign got under way to secure sub-
scriptions from the upper-classmen and patronage
from their parents and the alumni. In view of
the high cost of printing and the necessarily
above-average cost of the book itself to each
Senior, the business staff decided wisely against
soliciting donations from the graduates' parents,
already burdened with the expense of having a
college senior at their dinner-tables.
There remained one final echo, for the Sen-
iors, of the war that the editors felt should be in
the MAROON. It was thought that something
should be said of the many friends of pre-war
days who had not been so lucky as their compan-
ions who had returned to the campus, that some
memorial should be made of those Fordham men
whom we had known and who had died in the
service of their country. The University was
planning a war memorial including the names of
all Fordham men who gave their lives in the war,
and the 1946 MAROON Staff graciously dedi-
cated their book to them. What then could the
class of '47 do to remind all who read their year-
book that the memory of their departed friends
was still uppermost in their minds? It was de-
cided to list simply the dead from the college
classes of '41 through '46 since the class of '47
includes in its members students who, but for
Pearl Harbor, would have graduated in those
As the grim deadline approached and time be-
came of the essence, Tom Brennan and the edi-
torial board finished the gigantic task of coordi-
nating the thousands of words of copy into some-
thing resembling an ordered whole. Ray O'Con-
nor lost weight and sleep making sense out of
the countless pictures submitted and to be used
on the various pages. Reflecting upon his efforts,
one sees that he performed all the functions of a
photography staff himself. It took a lot of leg-
work, industry and intelligence to do his job and
no amount of credit is too great for the fine re-
sult he produced.
Father O'Neill, in the meantime, was lending
his valuable time to helping out the boys in their
many emergencies. His patient and careful guid-
ance is, we feel sure, reflected in the pages of
With all the copy turned over to the helpful
printers and the pictures in the hands of the en-
engravers, there was no time for the staff to sit
back and relax. For, now, proof sheets were being
dropped into the mail and the editors were stay-
ing up nights penciling and correcting all the
work of six months in almost six weeks. So as the
campus was turning green, several Seniors' eyes
turned red assimilating the almost completed re-
sults of their labors. This thankless, unglamorous
job remained for a large crew and they acquitted
themselves nobly, to say the least.
The circulation date was set for late in May,
so that every one could have their copy before
graduation. Ken Kiefer was given the final job
of collecting the money and handing out to each
Senior his prized fwe hopej yearbook that would
serve as a memento of his hard-spent life at Ford-
Looking back upon the work that produced
this MARCON, it is difficult to single out any
individual or individuals to praise above others,
if praise is due to anyone. First of all, it is im-
portant to note that as a year-book, it was a class
achievement. Each Senior who appears on the
pages of the Senior section deserves the gratitude
of the staff for his generous cooperation. The
same can be said of the faculty, who patiently
endured the whims of the editors and loaned
their assistance when it was most needed and
most appreciated. In considering the faculty, we
could not exclude, above all, Father O'Neill who
perspired and groaned and celebrated with the
staff and who was as much, if not more than, a
part of it.
There are numerous stall' members whose work
merits praise. The brittle pen of Tom Brennan
is present upon many of the pages, the quiet eth-
ciency of Eddie Gilleran can be seen in our sports
section, the methodical excellence of Bob Degen
has found its way into many of the Senior write-
ups-and, of course, Ray O'Connor's diligence is
discovered in the effective photography used in
Following them, there were many Seniors
whose contributions, varied and wide, have
helped to make this book, not a one-man or one-
group effort, but a class accomplishment. There
was Tom Smiths etfervescent leg-work for ad-
vertisingg Crof Hayes' arduous job handling pa-
trons, in which he was assisted by Norm Buzaid
and half the boarders in Roberts, and finally the
scattered writing of Bren O'Connell, Tom Mc-
Gohey, Ed Breslin, Willie Dunn, Jud McCarthy,
Ken Gallagher, Frank Auerbach, Neil Sullivan,
Adrian McGuire, and many, many others. It is to
their credit that this book's success is due.
Perhaps speaking of success is premature. But
to those who shall criticize, and to those who will
praise, the staff leaves this pungent reminder.
They faced a most difficult assignment. First of
all, printing costs had gone sky-high and neces-
sarily, the cost of the book, covered mainly by
the Seniors, was proportionately high. They had
to sell the MAROON to a group of men who
could ill afford to put a great deal out for it, and
it is to their credit, that so many Seniors fulfilled
their hopes in this respect. Secondly, they envi-
sioned a year-book that would do honor to Ford-
ham and to the class and, which was, conse-
quently, a complicated and involved process.
They wanted a MAROON that had distinction
and dignity and with a budget to be provided
solely by what they could raise, such hope as-
sumed monumental proportions. With the pres-
sure of school work and the fact that most of the
staff were intimately associated with many other
activities on the campus, their time was not al-
ways free to be spent on work for the yearbook.
And, in this case, time was more important this
year than in previous ones, for it took much
longer to print the MAROON than in other
years. Thus the deadline had to be moved closer,
just about the time when every Senior was con-
centrating on passing his Second Trimester Phil-
But we hope we have surmounted these obsta-
cles. We now can sit back and relax to await
the judgment of time and the discerning reader.
With wearied anticipation, we hope for the best.
"The boys dorft appreciate it, Chuck."
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The accuracy and completeness of the New
York Timer, the crisp, eye-catching headliuer of
the Daily N e-wr and the human interest features
of the World-Teleg1'a11z.
I F that sounds like a prospectus for
a new magazine, it isn't. For, when the staff of
the 1946-'47 version of the Fordham Ram was
assembled for the first itme, that was the goal
established for the then eager staff. Some twenty
issues and hundred-odd staff changes later, the
chroniclers of day-to-day Rose Hill happenings
paused to take stock of their accomplishments,
and found that they had returned the College
weekly to its pre-war standard . . . and even set
a few new marks for others to aim at.
Some of the staifmen of Volume 26 that began
in September 1946 traced their first days on the
paper back to another September afternoon in
1941 when they were just "cub" reporters. The
oldtimers brought up the famous speech that
Father Gannon had made at a Fifty-seventh Street
Restaurant one winter's night in '43. The Univer-
sity president told the somber-faced gathering of
Fordham's Fourth Estate that night that, even if
they all went off to the wars, The Ram would
"keep the presses rolling."
Father Gannon's promise that there would be
no empty space on the shelf where there ought to
be a volume of the school paper was carried out
all through the war years. Even though the en-
rollment at the school dropped to a little over
two-hundred, The Ram continued to turn out the
Fordham news. Falteringly, perhaps, and at odd
intervals. But the tradition that had started with
another war went uninterrupted. From a mast-
head full of names the list dwindled to five stal-
warts, but they somehow managed to scare up
enough news to have a copy of the "weekly" in
the hands of the students in time for the first
class of a Friday morning when they could gather
enough news to publish an issue.
As the rolls of the school and the activities
came out of their wartime hibernation, the staff
awakened from its newsless days to find that the
paper was really a weekly again and not the
"weakly" that some of the wags had been calling
it before. It wasn't the easy task they had imag-
ined, even with a large turnout for the many
In previous years, the Ram had its own little
system. Freshmen were submitted to grueling
tryout sessions. On acceptance, they had to
salaam before the desk where sat the high ex-
alted News Board, a quartet of omniscent jun-
iors who had completed their apprenticeship. For
the first few months, the newcomer wrote most
of the stories in the paper, wore out grosses of
pencils composing headlines, and carried the
completed copy down to the eager hands of the
printers, a trek of some thousand miles to mid-
The -crowning achievement of these days of
trial was the day when a member of the News
Board asked the tryout fwho had heretofore been
referred to as "Hey", how he spelled his name
so that it might be placed on the masthead. At
this stage of the newcomer's career a new figure
entered on the scene-the managing editor. Be-
fore, all that was required to banish the neophyte
to the exterior darkness was a nod from one of
the lesser "names" on the staff.
Now that he had reached the heights and had
won his place alongside the regular staffers, he
had to keep a weather-eye out for the He
had seen it happen before. One day each month
the second-in-command had stormed into the ofiice
screaming for the man who wrote "that article
on the Gaelic Society." When he had managed
to scare up the culprit, he would rear back on his
heels and, in a commanding tone for all to hear,
would proclaim "You're suspended."
While the guilty one slinked off to a quiet cor-
ner, the managing editor stomped out of the office
and was not seen for another month. The new
man saw the editor-in-chief once in his first year
as a member of the staff and then only at the
fabulous banquet at the end of the year which he
was permitted to attend as a non-eating guest.
In second year, Joe RAMan had his name
printed above one of his own stories. Of course,
some member of the News Board had rewritten
the story, but after all, joe got the credit. The
following year, joe made the News Board him-
self. He saw the editor once a week when he
came in and asked "Everything okay?". It al-
ways was, so he left until Wednesday-and the
In the editor's absence, Joe and his News Board
partners assigned the stories, acted as chairmen
for the bull sessions and served as lookouts so
everyone seemed busy when the moderator ar-
rived. The moderator assumed a more lofty air
than the editor when he entered what he called
the "Sanctum." His question was somewhat sim-
ilar to the one the editor always asked. His wel-
coming words were, "Is everything okayf' Aside
from the fact that the News Board required sup-
per money for Wednesday night, the moderator
usually was told that the situation remained
With Wednesday night all the legendary fig-
ures whose names graced the second page of the
Ram suddenly came out of hiding. Drawn by a
magnetic force, they converged on a printshop
a little past Second Avenue on New York's Forty-
fifth Street. There at Western Newspaper Union's
plant, everything was usually not okay. To begin
with Dick Madigan, the foreman, was a bit
peeved over the fact that most of the stories had
not reached him until seven o'clock Wednesday
night and he frowned sourly as he spoke of all
the overtime that would be required in order to
lock up the pages that night.
Gus, the king-sized compositor, looked up from
a maze of type that would have to be The Ram
in a couple of hectic hours and grunted a "Hello"
to the haggard wretches who trooped into the
back room. They tell stories now of how Dick
Madigan once sat down at a typewriter and
dashed off an editorial while the elevator opera-
tor in the building took down a report of the
Manhattan-Fordham baseball game over the
phone. Although these are usually considered
apocryphal, university officials will try to avoid
mention of the numerous campus societies which
had their first and only meetings in the pages of
the Ram when the occasion called for a story and
the copy on hand called for a blank space.
If Joe RAMman went on to be become manag-
ing editor in his last year, he had well-learned
the technique of making an awesome appear-
ance at the office and he had mastered the boom-
ing phrase "You're suspended" that instilled ter-
ror into freshmen on the staff. If, better still, he
became editor, he received the key to the Ram's
personal ivory tower where he retired to peck
out his editorials of a Wednesday afternoon.
The idealistic pre-war version of the Fordham
historians faded int the same smoke that rose
above Pearl Harbor on December 7. The dynasty
collapsed and with acceleration, the making of a
Ram man was speeded up. Sophomores became
editors . . . men who came to clean the office
found themselves members of the staff . . . and
most of the paper's meager space was given over
to the exploits of Fordhamites in the service. The
only relics of the old Ram were the stories the
printers used to tell of the fabulous characters
that once peopled the masthead.
With the first issue of the brand new post-war
Ram, a senior was named editor, and that in it-
self had come to be an oddity. Taylor Hanavan,
who had bypassed the old "farm system," took
over the swivel-chair of the editorial writer. A
two-year product of the old school, Leo Tarpey,
who had also worked in a year on the austerity
version of the paper on his return, was installed
as managing editor and immediately proceeded
to suspend the first man in sight.
The ban was lifted shortly after when it was
discovered that he had ostracized the circulation
manager by mistake. A newcomer to the jour-
nalistic wars, jack Duffy, began the monstrous
task of straightening out the financial accounts,
now that people wanted to advertise again. After
The Leg-Men Gather.
he had cleared the way, Jack McKenna took over
the management of the Rams business and, for
a time, a race was being held to see which would
fill the pages first, McKenna's ads or the stories
written by members of the staff. Some of the
readers were inclined to take more kindly to
reading the advertising copy anyway.
In a hackroom of the office, Ed Gilleran, an
old hand at turning out such adjectives as "spec-
tacular" and "sensational," was handed the baton
as director of the sports pages where he was told
he would reign supreme without any interference
from the news or business staffs-unless, of
course, McKenna needed some space for an ad
or two. john Sweeney, who had been trained in
the "moral victory" school of sports reporting
during his early days at Rose Hill was No. 1
aide to sports editor Gilleran, who also dispensed
the "heres how we did it" routine in the "Look-
ing Them Over" column.
Witlu such large numbers of eager reporters,
the managing editor soon developed a sore throat
suspending all the staff men so a fresh batch of
whip-crackers were brought in. Dan Murphy be-
came the Ram's ace deadline-setter as News Edi-
tor when he wasn't turning author of an opus on
the latest intricacy concocted by the Chemistry
There still weren't so many typewriter-pound
ers on hand that no one had more than one job.
When he wasn't suspending people, Tarpey filled
a column called "Ramblings" every week. Ace
Feature Editor Tom Brennan, who was perhaps
the best light-writer on the staff, had Broadway-
ites and Mimesmen alike quaking in their boots
when he donned his white tie and tails as the
Dick Broderick, who was perhaps the first
freshman editor of "Ramblings" which he wrote
' fade Cojeyk Nemeses.
for three years turned his hand to the "Off Cam-
pusl' column. Dick Schilling spent the football
season explaining away a victoryless schedule in
"Sportscope" and, then, turned "assistant coach"
and student-seer when the basketball and base-
ball teams amassed worthwhile records.
Team members of the various Rose Hill ath-
letic units took turns telling the inside story of
that last game or the reason for the reason be-
hind the decision to pass instead of kick on that
fourth down. Ed Hal Boudreau, basketball
strategist Bob Mulvihill, and lieet-footed Joe No-
wicki took turns at the paper's "Sidelines," after
that column was relinquished early in the year
by assistant Sports Editor Sweeney.
And, with the close of Volume Twenty-six,
the Ram had started its dynasty anew. The start-
ing line-up on the News Board of capable re-
turnees Vic Stephens and Bob Gibbs was fat-
tened up with newcomers Ralph Arsenault, Tom
McGohey, and Bob Ayling. Freshmen, sophs, jun-
iors and seven seniors were nailed to run copy,
but the old caste system was being installed again
and the printers would be telling Ram men in
ten years of the eccentrics that composed the '46-
'47 staff. For despite all the fumbles, the missed
stories, the hurt feelings the men of the post-war
Ram had satisfied most of their readers, and
more important, satisfied themselves that the re-
porter of the Fordham scene could stand on its
own feet again and could tell the news crisply
and succinctly as well, or better, than it had ever
The Times, News and World-Telegram have
no worries that the Ram will never take over any
of their circulation, but even the "Big Three"
will have to admit that Fordham's silent scribes
hit the heights of collegiate journalism in 1947.
For the Ram, as with practically all other
major activities on the campus, the year 1946-
47, represented by Volume 26, was a new begin-
ning. The college had had no paper before the
first World War and consequently never knew
what it was missing during that holocaust
QAhemj. So the Ram's first appearance took
place during the blissful days glorified by F. Scott
Fitzgerald and the Florida land boom.
From a promising beginning, Fordham's news-
The Staff Goes Formal.
paper soon became identified with clear, forceful
and interesting coverage of the Rose Hill scene.
Several men who glorified its pages with their
hard, gem-like prose graduated to prominence
upon the mastheads of many New York papers
and magazines. Tim Cohane, Arthur Daley, Ray
Kelley and Frank Conniff can be numbered
among the illustrious names which figure greatly
in our modern news world. It is to be hoped that
this year's staff, many of whom have ambitions
to follow in their footsteps, will accomplish
equally memorable things in their future.
Sired by such predecessors and determined to
match their integrity and ability the men of
Volume 26 naturally had a large task on their
hands. They fully realized, as only too few of
their confreres could, that a Catholic college
newspaper occupies a peculiar and distinctive
place in the newspaper field. It must not only
pursue the ideals of the modern news world, but
it must also carry uppermost the banner of Cath-
lic morality and good taste. In view of this, Ram
editorials have been distinguished by their
thoughtful promulgation of ideas, expressing the
Catholic student's viewpoint on the affairs of the
world. With Russia getting frisky and the
Atomic Bomb hovering over our generationg
with euthanasia and birth-control popping up
again and again on the pages of magazines and
newspapers, Ram editorials consistently demon-
strated the strength and truth of the Church's
position on the vexing situations that play such
important parts in modern life.
Father Barrett and his boys.
'look in tby bear! and 1lf'1'1.l'8D
UNCH more hitting its stride after the
long wartime slumber, the Fordham MONTHLY
resumed regular operations under the editorship
of Don Drennan with a Fordham new-comer,
Father Alfred Barrett, SJ. in the moderators
chair. Their leadership was particularly fortui-
tous inasmuch as Don had been one of the lead-
ers in last year's revival and Father Barrett was
well known as equally adept with the paint-brush
and the poet's pen.
- Sir PIQUQJ Szklney
Reviving a plan to modernize the format which
had originally been attempted back in 1942, they
were largely responsible for the production of a
lively melange of fiction, opinion and humor-
all contained in a bright attractive lay-out. Don
and Father Barret aimed at blending the presen-
tation of the so-called "slick" commercial maga-
zines with the traditional literary content of the
collegiate journal. Perhaps the outstanding con-
tribution to the manifest success of their efforts
was the introduction of several drawings by the
talented artists on the campus. Furthermore this
talent was httingly demonstrated on the various
covers, distinguished by their taste and lively dig-
nity. Of course, Father Barrett was mainly re-
sponsible for this impetus in the art field.
On the MONTHLY's Editorial Board were
Dave Morison, jack Reddy and Joe Clancy all of
whom had helped to build again literary inter-
ests in the college out of the debris of the war.
In charge of "Fordhamensia" and "Antidote,"
informative columns of interest to the students
and faculty, were Bob Degen and Wils Dizard,
both of whom had been associated with the
MONTHLY before called away to service. A
large art staff composed of Bob Geiringer, Char-
lie Smith, jim DeSapio, Lothar Candels, Ken
McNally, Lou del Guercio and Al Choy worked
on the drawings and etchings seen in the pages
of the magazine. The business staff was managed
by Bob Henaberry and consisted of Bill Ward
and jack Burke. Important contributions to the
books literary worth were made by several other
writers, notably Marty Devine and jim Trainor.
In its various issues, the MONTHLY turned
out several compelling articles and features.
Highlighted among these were the unusually ex-
pert poems of Don Drennan and joe Clancy,
notable for Hopkins and Eliot overtones acquired
in Doctor Connolly's modern literature course.
Jack Reddy was responsible for the incisive com-
ments upon Catholic authors which aroused so
much interest. Perhaps the MONTHLY's out-
standing feature was the subtle humor achieved
in the "ancient wood-cut" of an "Ethical Eagle"
and the accompanying article explaining its ori-
gin. To the ignorant this was a gentle take-off
fand, by indirection, an excellent tributej to the
noted professor of Ethics, Rev. Ignatius F. Cox,
SJ. It was widely acclaimed and served to key-
note the "light touch" the MONTHLY had so
The popularity of Fordham's literary magazine
serves as sufficient reward for the moderator and
the editors. Their capable efforts found ample
gratification in the fact that MONTHLY copies
seemed to disappear in students' pockets almost
as soon as they were circulated. A sincere unity of
effort and considerable talent were responsible
for this happy effect. They have made the
MONTHLY a magazine whose style and format
are to be envied. It is sincerely hoped that suc-
ceeding staffs will follow the path they have trod.
For all who read and enjoyed the MONTHLY
in 1946 and 1947 will attest that on that path
they cannot go astray.
An important and not-to-be-ignored adjunct of
the MONTHLY staff were the Scriveners. Under
the guidance of Father Barrett these fledgling
writers were made up mostly of Freshman in
their apprenticeship for filling the places of the
upperclassmen on the staff. A "farm" for the
magazine, the enterprising talents manifest in
this tight little organization produced much that
found its way into the MONTHLY, and other
material that gave promise of making a place
for its author in succeeding years.
This organization was featured by the work of
jim Finsterle, Vin Potter and Nick Arcomanno.
They and their confreres faithfully performed all
the necessary menial work for the MONTHLY,
which, in this day and age, is supposed to be too
undignified for an upperclassman to perform.
Their patent talent certainly indicated that there
would be no depreciation of MONTHLY liter-
ary tradition next year. X
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HAVING been revived early in 1946
under the expert guidance of Father Cox, SJ.,
the Council of Debate resumed its activities in
September, determined to carry on in its success-
ful pre-war tradition. With Gerry Flynn as Presi-
dent, the debating society formally reverted to
the title of its historic predecessor on Rose Hill,
the St. johns Debating Society. This effected and
a new, up-to-date constitution approved, the
members eagerly initiated an intra-society discus-
sion of the merits of the intercollegiate topic for
1947: "Resolved: that Labor should be given a
direct share in the management of Industry." In
order to prepare fully for an extensive intercol-
legiate schedule in the spring, it was deemed ad-
visable to withhold Fordham's forensic fire
against outside rivals until its champions were
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fully orientated on the complications and subtle-
ties of this question.
With the winter's first snows, the society un-
derwent some changes. Gerry Flynn's unfortu-
nate illness forced him to turn the gavel of
President over to the able Walter Morris. Father
McMahon took over Father Cox's function of
moderator, and the debators moved their head-
quarters to the third floor lecture hall in Keating
after the requirements of Fordham's new radio
station forced them to vacate their old haunts. A
new slate of ofhcers, with Paul Owens as Vice-
President, Aurelio Montinola as Manager of De-
bate and Frank Walsh as Secretary took over to
point the members toward their heavy schedule
culminating in the Prize Debate in the spring.
George Patterson's active group aptly publi-
I'Y'Ylll'7'6l1 and jim belabor a point.
The Council of Debate.
cized Fordhanrs return to the intercollegiate de-
bating field, as the Rose Hill speakers faced
neighboring colleges on the labor topic. Rider.
St. Peters Mount St. Marys of Maryland, Can-
isius and St. Vincent's were engaged in the early
rounds. These contests were marked by the ora-
tory of Xldfalter Morris, Aurelio Montinola, Andy
Kenlon, Chuck Mattingly and XXf,2ll'1'6I'l Gallagher.
Later, the society, under Father McMahon faced
Holy Cross, Georgetown, St. Josephs and other
colleges throughout the East. W'hile many of the
contests took place on the campus, the debate
manager provided additional interest in the pro-
gram by arranging some excursions to Philadel-
phia and Boston. Marked by frequent victories,
the season as a whole proved once more that
Fordham's debators are to be reckoned with on
the speakers' platform.
Serving as a junior-grade debating society, the
Freshman Forum provides new-comers to the
campus scene with an opportunity to further their
interest in the argumentative art. Herein the neo-
phyte is trained in the technique of preparation
and delivery of a clinching argument, pointing
toward his active participation in intra-society
and intercollegiate debates during his years as an
upperclassman, Present indications are that there
will be no dearth of capable speakers to take
over the reins of the debating society in the im-
mediate future, insuring the continued success of
this, our oldest extra-curricular activity.
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I N collaboration with the new Ford-
ham University Theatre inaugurated under a
large scale plan by the university authorities to
create and further Catholic talent on the Ameri-
can stage, the Mimes and Mummers in Septem-
ber launched its Diamond jubilee Season. Father
Richard Grady, SJ. was the new moderatorg Mr.
Albert McCleary, responsible for many Rose Hill
pre-war successes in Collins Auditorium returned
from the paratroopers to take over the directiong
Mr. Williain Riva took charge of the general
stagecraft and Mr, Edgar Kloten, who had been
responsible, to a great extent, for the Mimes
post-war revival in February 1946, continued as
A new slate of ofhcers was elected to guide the
Mimes along the most ambitious production
schedule ever attempted at Fordham. Bill Gold-
stein was chosen Presidentg jack Hale, Vice Pres-
identg john Duffy, Secretaryg and Crofton Hayes,
Treasurer. They and the board of directors, com-
posed of john Timoney, jim Murray and jim
Conlan began, almost at the first day of Fall
classes, to work on and publicize the Fordham
Peer Gynt. E verymau.
tlieatrical liopes ftur tlme 1946-47 seasnbri: K!WIi11gS
C3ver ELl1'13PS,' in Xovernber, "Rz1111bli11gs" iii Be-
cernber, "Peer Ciyntn in P'ebruary, "Time Surn-
irloning of Iiveryniailn in Lent, t1Cl't3XN'l1 Colony"
in April arid "Bikini, Bikini' iii lNIay-
Early in CDCtober, vvork coirnrnenced 011 "XY"'iI1gs
Clver EL1i't3pe" a Iorolahetic P-lay xvritten iii 1927
abotit tlle Atoiiiic liiiergy equesticun, Expertly di-
rected by lvir- Iiloten and beautifully stagged by
lN1r- Rix-'a, this iirst venture vvas very vvell re-
ceived. Aside froni the nmost Inrofessional settings'
ever contrived o11 the carnpus, audiences for tldree
rnidghts early in Dlovernber Ivraised the acting of
Jirn Cionlan as the hero, 17rancis Isifghtfootg, Ray'
Rzlhiuer, as the Pi'i111e lX'Iinisterg Ed Closgrove as
the Secretary for XY"'ar and an old theatre stand-
by, Joachirn lNf1artin as the Secretary of State for
INTovv that they wvere undervvay, the directors
and ofiicers began preparinig, alndost before the
"X5C"ings" set lmad been struck, an intirnate nuusi-
cal revue to be preseiuted in the 19entl1ouse ffor
eight riiglmts before tlme Qfhristiiias vacation- Irit-
tingly entitled iiR2ll11bliI1gS of I9-46" it benefited
froin tlme ndost extensive and Clever publicity
carnpaigqn ever started on the cairijpus. Cfredit for
the loudsfveal-:er set-up in the cafeteria, the CfDL1l1t-
less "tl1rwQxvaxvays" lianded out all over tlie
Bronx and 6I'lW'i1't3I'1S, tlme clever QePfL3P21gk1I1dl1', dis-
works, "Peer Gynt" was to be on the boards just
before Lent and no time could be wasted imbib-
ing Christmas Cheer. Already, while interest was
turned on the preceding shows, Bob Geiringer,
who had nobly assisted Mr. Kloten in directing
"Wings" was preparing his lines for one of the
longest and most difficult roles ever essayed on
the stage. The story of Ibsens' Eternal Egoist,
attempted in this century by Richard Mansfield
and Joseph Schildkraut, demanded a massive pro-
duction, and above all, hard work. "Peer Gynt"
Mr. McCleerey and the "MimesJ' Staff.
stood as the most ambitious attempt of a most
In january the call went out for actors and it
was well answered. Rehearsals started immediately
with the opening night, February 11th, upper-
most in the minds of the thespians and Mr. Mc-
Cleery, who was to stage the show. Geiringer,
who had begun his work early in the year was
ready for the grueling physical and mental ef-
fort necessary to carry the show in the title role.
For, as the great Norwegian dramatist conceived
the part, the entire play resolved about the man
whose love of Self careened him through pas-
sion, terror and his own near destruction. Mr.
Riva, hard-working as always with his diligent
crew led by jack McNamara, jim Loren, jack
Clyne and jim Pringle, began the construction of
an impressionistic setting designed to keep an
audience gasping in wonder. Finally on February
11th, the curtain was raised.
The opening night audience witnessed a spec-
tacle-a memorable achievement not only in the
Fordham theatre, but in American drama, as the
downtown critics characterized it. A cast of 75
recruited from the rolls of the University filled
the stage, led by Patricia Breslin as Solveig, Mary
Finnerty as Aase, Ray Rahner as the Troll King,
Mary Lay as his daughter, Ed Cosgrove as the
Devil, Joachim Martin as Doctor 89 and Bob
Henaberry as the Button Moulder. But ever pres-
ent upon the stage was Peer Gynt himself, cre-
ated again to the critics' most expert taste in the
person of Bob Geiringer. His was a performance
seldom, if ever, equalled in Collins Auditorium
"Peer" ran for one week, from the 11th to the
17th of February. Despite competition from bas-
ketball games and dances, Collins was filled
every night. Aside from the effective clarity and
force of Mr. McCleery's direction and the beauty
and craftsmanship of the Riva set, it would be
difficult to single out, other than Geiringer him-
self, anyone from such a competent and spirited
and hard-working cast. From a business angle,
jim Murray again labored with success, jack
Hale, Willie Goldstein, John Timoney, Tom
Smith and many others produced the publicity in
a manner that would do credit to Richard Maneyg
and Willie Lyons and George Connolly hand-
led the house expertly. Looking back on such an
achievement now, one can appreciate well the
unity of effort and talent that was responsible for
this milestone in 75 years of dramatics on the
W7 ith "Peer Gynt" successfully completed and
the climax reached and passed in the Diamond
jubilee, the eager Mimes were not content to rest
on their laurels. There were still three produc-
tions left and still enough energy, they hoped, to
equal their several demands. The day lbsen's play
closed, rehearsals commenced on the "Summon-
ing of Everyman" Mr. Kloten returned to the di-
rector's chair to turn out a modernistic version of
this classic of mediaeval morality plays. It be-
came a considerable undertaking, not only be-
cause it followed an outstanding job, but because
the depth and profundity of the allegory needed
expert staging to make it popular. Though Mr.
Riva took a well earned vacation, there was no
lack of expert scenic designing. Max Sisk took
over and created a simple setting, whose dramatic
effect would be heightened by careful lighting,
a la the Mercury Theatre's "Julius Caesar." Fur-
thermore, he designed the very dramatic cos-
tumes for the show to heighten the impression
achieved by the set and the lighting.
The cast included Chuck Mattingly as Every-
man, Bill Lyons as Fellow, Gerry Condon as Dis-
cretion, Bob 1-Ienaberry as the Messenger, Frank
Cunyon as Goods, Mary Lay as Knowledge and
Margaret Herlinger as Good Deeds. The marked
success of this show, produced in the middle of
Lent before St. Patricks day was due not only to
the intelligent performances of the cast, but no-
tably by the pointed direction of Mr. Koten, who
combined music and the Sisk designing talent to
create an extraordinary result which played be-
fore admiring audiences for three nights on the
Vfith "Everyman," an innovation was intro-
duced in Mimes' policy. Because of the marked
religious aspect of the play and its increasing
popularity as a Lenten vehicle for Catholic con-
sumption, "Everyman" was taken "on the road."
The enterprising directors in Collins saw an op-
portunity for favorable publicity and reception in
the various parishes in the Bronx who were anx-
ious for just such a dramatization of man's eter-
nal dependence upon God and his life-long strug-
gle to attain his supernatural end. And so, bag
and baggage, the Mimes moved through the
Bronx with "Everyman" Such an innovation gave
rise to more ambitious "road" ventures in the
And now there were four down and two to go.
Remaining on the Mimes' heavy schedule were
"Crown Colony" and 'lBikini, Bikini." The first
got underway as soon as the debris of "Everyman"
was cleared from the stage in accordance with
Mimes' policy to give no one time for a quick
breath, because such might lead less energetic
students to nervous breakdowns.
Mr. Rim and the Stage Crew.
The most interesting feature of "Crown Col-
ony" was its historical significance. Translated
from the German, it was the story of the War
of the Seven Reductions, a struggle of Indian
colonials in South America in 1760 for the au-
tonomy promised them by the Spanish Crown.
At Fordham it had an especial significance since
those colonies at that time were filled with heroic
Jesuit missionaries soon to be the victims of Bour-
bon tyranny in the tragic suppression of the or-
der in 1773. It became another, in what is hoped,
a long line of dramas with a Jesuit background
produced at Fordham, which had already seen,
in 1940 "Who Ride on White Horses" an ori-
ginal play about Edmund Campion written by
Dick Breen and Harry Schnibbe of the class of
1940, and "Martyr without Tearsl' the story of
the Mexican Jesuit martyr, Father Miguel Pro,
written by John Dugan '41.
Finally in May, the Mimes wound up their
year's activity with "Bikini, Bikinil' a musical
comedy with modern day significance as the title
suggests. For the first time Fordham talent was
combined to turn out an entire musical show on
the large stage in Collins auditorium. The only
other successful musical ventures on the campus,
both directed by Mr. McCleery, were a small
revue attempted in the Little Theatre in Keating
Hall before the war, and the recent "Ramblings"
mentioned previously. Now however, the business
and publicity staffs, actors, singers and dancers
were to join their talents in an all Fordham mus-
ical to rival the better known ventures of Har-
vard, Princeton, et al. That such an attempt was
successful is due to the same reason all the
Mimes' efforts were crowned with success-whole
hearted cooperation on the part of everyone.
It is difficult to summarize a year's activity
when so many important events took place and
when the effort was made by so many people. It
is not easy to single out any individual when
there were so great a number whose value to the
Mimes cannot be reckoned in mere credits on the
back of a program or playbill. From top to bot-
tom, no production was a lone effort-each suc-
cess manifested the work of the moderator, the
director, the stage crew, the actors, the business
staff and all the other students who contributed
so much time and energy to the year's work. In
making the Mimes the most active and diligent
activity on the campus those men already men-
tioned here were assisted by others-many others.
But all of them, from Willie Goldstein up in
his ofiice over the stage to Jack McNamara stuck
in his glue behind the set are proud that the
Mimes of the 1946-47 season set a standard well
to be aimed at by succeeding groups. They are
happily aware that the Diamond Jubilee season
of the Mimes and Mummers marked the zenith of
Fordham dramatics. Those following must go a
long, hard way to better their achievement.
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IN the tumult and discord which ac-
companied the busy campus days of the Class of
'47, the songsters of the Glee Club carried
the burden of harmony on Rose Hill. By now the
choral group is a tradition at Fordham, one
of those traditions which never seem to gather
merely the dust of antiquity, but rather attains
Father Farley, Mr. jocelyn and tbe Board of Directors.
only mellowness iwith the years. Founded in
1924, the Glee Club approaches the quarter cen-
tury mark with an enviable record of accomplish-
ment. Its members have sung Fordham's name
far and wide, as they journeyed to schools and
concert halls in New York and neighboring
Taking its normal place as pace-setter for en-
ergy and achievement, the Glee Club in '47
emerged from the wartime shadow to renew the
musical and social successes they had previously
known. Father Theodore T. Farley continues as
moderator, marking his nineteenth year as the
guiding spirit of the organization. Under the di-
rection of Mr. Frederick A. Joslyn, the '47 group
set out upon an ambitious schedule including
concerts at such institutions as Notre Dame, in
Staten Island, Manhattanville, Marymount, and
Trinity College in XXf'ashington. The Wfashington
concert was one of the season's highlights, since
it was a beneht performance to raise funds for
the war-ravaged Normal School at Bastogne,
France, as well as an excursion for the "Rambas-
sadors of Song."
The annual concert at Hotel Plaza was the
peak of the Glee Club's achievements for 1947.
Among the members of the class who have par-
ticipated in the downtown appearance, as well as
those elsewhere, were the Club's Chairman,
Charlie Smith, and such stalwarts of song as jim
Duggan, Fred Krais, and Bill De Lannoy. Certain
to remain in the memory of its members, the
Glee Club has formed a harmonious part of the
Fordham scene as we knew it.
OH to W'aslJington.
,CE CERCLE FRANCAIS has long
since proved its worth in fostering in the student
of French a further interest in the language and
culture of France. In this fissionable day and age
of "One World," its prime function of augment-
ing class-room training in the spoken language
takes on added importance, and the members of
our French club have redoubled their efforts at
increasing their proficiency in speaking this in-
ternational language. The return to the campus
scene of many veterans who had come to know
at first hand France and the French people
brought new vitality to "le cercle" during the
past year. With Dr. Basile G. D'Ouakil, Head
of the Modern Language Department, as Mod-
erator, the members chose Bob Degen as Presi-
dent, with Vince Starace serving as Vi:e-Presi-
dent and Secretary. Vifell-remembered are those
intimate soirees in a downtown restaurant, as
well as several most enjoyable the-dansants in
the company of very charming members of the
French clubs of local girls' colleges.
Aimed at developing facility of expression in
the written idiom is the Fordham-France, monthly
publication of the students of the French De-
partment. The Editorial Board, headed up by
Joseph Meyers, with Bob Degen as Assistant
Editor and Vince Starace as Circulation Manager,
select contributions with an eye toward publish-
ing less of a newspaper than a revue, in the
The Stag of the "Fordham France."
French sense of the word. Articles on any aspect
of French culture are acceptableg with the result
that subjects as dissimilar as "Cartesianism" and
"Parisian Taxi-cabs" might well find themselves
locked side-by-side in the gallies.
Finally, as something of a junior-grade "Cer-
cle" is the Freshman French Club, under the di-
rection of Mr. Edmund V. O'Sullivan. Tradition-
ally, this group is looked to further, as upper-
classmen, the interest in things at la francaise.
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TREMENDOUSLY bolster-ed by an
influx of 30 freshman and many upperclass re-
turnees, a large and eager German Club wel-
comed Mr. Albert Kaelin, their moderator back
from his service in Germany with the War De-
partment. Mr. Gohla, moderator in his absence,
and Mr. Kaelin decided that two separate groups
would have to be made in order to accommodate
the large turn-out.
The Senior section, with Mr. Gohla in charge,
elected Lothar Candels, President, Sam Falvo,
Vice Presidentg Gene Shattuck, Secretary, and
Frank Carillo, Treasurer. Mr. Kaelin organized
the Freshman section with Lou Brune, Al Lyons,
Connie Boyle and Larry Ross as its ofhcers.
With this organization accomplished, things
social assumed a role of major importance. An
informal dance was held in the day-hop lounge
on December 6 with the traditional Germanic
Christmas overtones. In january, the officers of
each section began delivering short talks in Ger-
man on several subjects to the sections. The
climax was achieved on February 11 when the
annual banquet was held in Yorkville and much
wienercshnitzel was consumed by all the merry
members. There remained the outing in May on
the calendar with which the club ceased activity
for the year, but a crowded and interesting year
it was for a society that was one of the few to
stay alive during the war.
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- A F0013 Labour
,CEST one be inclined to think in
scanning the pages of this tome that Fordham
The German Club.
students are mainly concerned with sports, dra-
matics and the other more obvious forms of
extra-curricular endeavor, that determined group
of Fordhamites which comprise the Chess Club
would hasten to correct that impression. Headed
by Mr. Kaelin, who somehow finds time from his
German Club activities to assist the fellows, this
organization, has for many years stimulated the
interests of the campus about this intricate and
The Messers. Sweeney, Lutz, Kane and Car-
mody lead the men every Thursday at three
o'clock in playing matches from which the rest
of the group gains valuable instruction in the
complicated procedure of chess. In the spring a
club tournament was held to determine the best
chess player in the club-and it was enthusias-
tically filled with the smart and not-so-smart ex-
ponents of the game.
Principally the functions of the group have
been to assimilate the know-how of chess so that
each member would be qualified to teach another
how to play. The emergence of the Chess Club
as a distinctive element on the campus gives rise
to the hope that more students will spend some
of their time picking up the game and its conse-
Mr. Kaelin and the inlellects.
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fOR the first time in four years, the
collegiate mission organization functioned as its
old self on the campus. The sole, commendable
aim of the Harvester Club is to raise money for
the missionary work by the Jesuits in the Philip-
pines. This it has done admirably in the past by
sponsoring a dance and monthly mite-box col-
lections. Revived this year with more members
than ever before, it aimed at surpassing past rec-
ords and making the students extra-mission con-
scious due to the tremendous rebuilding program
ahead for the Philippine Missions.
Under the guidance of Father Pangborn, him-
self a veteran of many years in the islands and
three years behind japanese barbed wire, the
group this year commenced work or. its first task
of promoting a large, informal dance to be held
in November. Marino Nataloni was named to
head the committee in charge and he was as-
sisted by Tom McGohey, Bren O'Connell, Vin
Florentine and the ever present Tom Smith, who
made the first big impression with some really
clever advertising. To say that the result of their
efforts was a big success is putting the matter
mildly. The dance drew over six hundred couples,
the largest crowd ever packed into the gymna-
sium for a social event. And, as usual, all money,
over and above expenses, was sent to the East
to foster the work of propagating the faith.
Spring saw again the emergence of the mite-
box collection as a monthly ritual on Rose Hill.
So successful was this effort that it almost
equalled the great profit of the dance. And so
the Harvester Club this year returned to its fine
tradition of keeping Fordhamikeenly aware of
the never ending job to be done in the far away
corners of the world of winning more souls to
the banner of God.
"We feng ne happy few
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- Henry V
LONG a mainstay on the campus, the
Officers Club stands as one of Fordham's proud-
est extra-curricular organizations. Composed of
the Advanced Course ROTC trainees, its finest
boast is that its many members sent into the
ranks of the armed forces in the last war ac-
quitted themselves with distinction. However its
functions are not limited to post academic experi-
ence-its basic aim is to orient its members who
are soon to receive reserve commissions in the
customs and traditions of the military service.
Among its more prominent members are joe
Iacovo, captain of the rifle team and Guadal-
canal veterang Tom Smith, Taylor Hanavan,
Harry Iles, Sam Wingheld and Dan Desey. Witlm
Major Vffilliam D. XVard, Assistant Professor of
military science and tactics as advisor to these
men and their comrades form a compact and
well-balanced group of future reservists.
A memorable event in the past revived this
year by the Oliicers Club was the Military Ball,
sponsored by the group and held with all mili-
tary pomp and color. Witli the war and the de-
parture of so many men into the service, this
custom along with so many others at Fordham
had to fall by the wayside. However, on May
16th of this year, john Brophy led a committee
which re-inaugurated the affair. Assisted by Tay-
lor Hanavan and Robert Wariier, the dance took
its place again as a definite fixture in the Ram
social calendar. 4
CSVOZHIFI the tri-ulqneg' beat the
fOUR years ago the Band marched
in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, then the uni-
forms and instruments were put away and the
Band sadly ceased to function "for the duration."
On the 17th of March, 1947 the revived band
again marched up Fifth Avenue in all its pre-war
Thus one of the most virile of Fordham's
student activities has started back on the long
road to the eminence it had attained before the
The most enjoyable engagements of the Band
were the trips with the football team, first to
Boston and later to Pittsburgh and North Caro-
lina, It is hoped that these trips will be revived,
for the former members of the Band never ex-
haust the happy memories acquired while on
these excursions in the hinterlands.
The Band's greatest triumph was the John
Philip Sousa Memorial Concert presented at Car-
negie Hall, May fl, 1939. In other years the con-
cert had been held in the University Gymnasium
to be followed by a dance. These were among
the most successful social events on the campus.
Captain Ernest A. Hopf has been the musical
director of the Band since September, 1926. He
has served faithfully and well, and all are glad
to have back again in his old post. The modera-
tor of the Band, since 1929 has been a truly mem-
orable Fordham figure, the Rev. Harold Mul-
queen, SJ. His kindnesses have not been re-
stricted to the members of the Band as multi-
tudes of alumni can attest.
Co-Managers of the Band are Paul Colette
and Michael Dahowski, both juniors. John VU er-
Fr. Mulqueefz and Capt. Hapf.
tenbach is assisted by joseph Rignanese in han-
dling the business. Among the Seniors in the
ranks are Robert Clerkin, Patrick Daly and Frank
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JOHN F. COFFEY
HIS is jack CoHey's twenty-hfth year at Fordham. For most of those
twenty-five years he has been the Graduate Manager of Athletics, and
for all of them he has been the coach of Varsity Baseball. None of Fordham's
great athletes during that span--johnny Murphy, Pop Sweetman, Ed Danow-
ski, Bo Adams, Babe Young, Dom Principe, Ed Franco, Hank Borowy, Len
Eshmont, joe Andrejco, joe Nowiclci and the rest-have left Rose Hill without
having Mr. ColTey's great Catholic spirit and herce pride in Fordham instilled
in them. For all Fordham students who have known him he has been an inspi-
ration and a living example of those spiritual qualities the Jesuit fathers have
tired in them. Fordham justly prides herself on her century-old history of
achievement, and to that part of the history in which jack Coffey has taken a
dominant role, the 1947 MAROON pays its respectful tribute.
T HERE were no cries of "Rose Hill
to Rose Bowl" when the new head coach, Ed-
ward F. Danowski, '34, issued the first call for
football candidates early in September. Ed and
his able first assistant, Leo Paquin, '57, realized
they would have little material to work with in
fashioning the Maroon gridiron machine and
entertained few visions of pigskin greatness for
In fact, it was with some surprise that the two
mentors found, among the fifty-nine candidates
at the initial practice sessions, fifteen pre-war
veterans, including lettermen joe Andrejco, jim
Lansing, Joe Ososki, Harry Squatrito, Don Bren-
nan, George Reiss, and Hal Boudreau, John
Wfitkowski, Wfalt Mercer, Ray Elster, Phil Brady,
John Bohdiewicz, Ed Nlyozniewicz and Bob Fitz-
gerald, all squadmen on pre-war Fordham
During the six week period prior to the open-
ing game, Danowski and Paquin and assistants
Lou De Filippo, '41, Jim Noble, 117, and Frank
Filchock of the N. Y. Giants undertook the task
of educating the small band of veterans and new-
comers in the intricacies of the vaunted T forma-
tion. However, a week before the opener the
staff, unable to uncover a quarterback capable
of proficiently handling the "T" assignments, dis-
carded the original plans and substituted the
familiar Notre Dame system which Jim Crowley
utilized at Rose Hill for so many years with such
On paper, at least, Rose Hill had the makings
of a formidable starting line-upg a solid, experi-
enced forward wall and an equally experienced
and capable quartet of backs. The lone weak spot
in the pre-season figuring was at center, but a
freshman, Bill Landmark, was reputed to possess
the ability to proficiently hold down the pivot post
for the varsity. If the returning veterans could
regain their old form, and if the newcomers could
be brought along quickly, Forclham's chances for
success appeared good.
"The Brains Behind the Brawnf'
Excitement ran high as the Maroon journeyed
south to Washington, D. C. for the season in-
augural with the Hoyas of Georgetown on the
"joe, jim and Rameses XIV."
evening of October ll, and the eyes of the foot-
ball world turned toward the nations capital to
watch a once great pigskin power return to the
football wars once again.
Fifteen thousand spectators filled the bril-
liantly lighted Gritiith Stadium for this seven-
teenth renewal of the series between the two
great Jesuit institutions which saw the home team
overcome a seven point halftime deficit and go
on to an 8 to 7 victory.
Co-captain joe Andrejco kicked off for Ford-
ham and the 1946 season was on. Georgetown,
starting operations from its own 21, failed to
make a first down, and on fourth down jack
McTamney dropped back into punt formation.
George Reiss, crashing in from his left guard
position, partially blocked McTamney's kick and
Bob Fitzgerald gathered the deflected pigskin
into his arms on the Blue and Gray 21.
On first down the Ram line opened a gaping
hole on the Hoya right side and Andrejco bolted
through the opening for nineteen yards and a
first down on the 2. The Rams shifted to the
right and joe Ososki slipped past the defending
left guard and was credited with Fordhanfs first
post war touchdown. Steve Skapinec booted the
extra-point from placement and the Maroon led
after only two minutes of play, 7 to 0.
Shortly after the second half kick-off a fifteen
yard penalty set the Maroon back to its own
eight yard line. Attempting to punt out from
within his own end zone, Ososki had his kick
blocked by Vic Banonis, Hilltop center. Diminu-
tive Sammy fell on the loose ball, however, and
two very important points were registered on
the scoreboard for the home team.
The revitalized Hoyas continued to dominate
the play and were driving to a score a few min-
utes after the ensuing kick-off. Three times
Coach jack Hagertys forces drove to within
striking distance, as the passes of Babe Bara-
nowski began to hit with amazing regularity,
but three times the spirited Rams refused to
yield. Georgetown was not to be denied, how-
"Co-Caplains jim Lansing and joe Andrejrof'
ever, and in the closing stages of the third stanza
Baranowski hit Len Bonforte with a short pass
and the big Hoya halfback twisted his way down
to the Fordham 2. joe Murphy then bulled over
for what proved to be the winning tally on the
next play but George Benigni's attempted con-
version was low.
Fordham fought back valiantly, but, except
for a brief moment in the fourth period, was
never able to seriously threaten the Hoya lead
Returning to the Polo Grounds the following
assembled spectators, scoring once in both the
first and third periods and twice in the second
and fourth quarters.
One week later, on October 26, an overcon-
iident Ram eleven took the field against the
United States Merchant Marine Academy at
Kings Point, Long Island. Five thousand spec-
tators filed into the stands at Tomb Memorial
Stadium to watch the Maroon strive for its first
victory of the year against the oft-beaten Mari-
ners, and for thirty minutes it seemed as though
"lVbat Makes Sammy Runf'
Saturday afternoon, an underdog Ram eleven
was soundly trounced by the powerful Gaels
of St. Marys, 33 to 2. The power-packed Mora-
gans, led by their sensational All-American half-
back, Herman Wfedemeyer. staged an outstand-
ing aerial circus for the thirty-five thousand
"Sal Stops Herman From Squi1'min'."
a Fordham victory was in the making. Trailing,
6 to 0, at the intermission, the underrated Mari-
ners were a brand new team in the second half
as they completely dominated the play and
pushed across a touchdown and an extra point
to win, 7 to 6.
Returning the opening kick-off to the 17, the
Fordham running game functioned smoothly and
in ten plays moved seventy-three yards to the
Kings Point 10. On first down joe Andre-jco went
wide around the Mariner right Hank. and, with
Lou Mauro clearing the way, scored standing up.
Steve Skapineos try for the extra point was wide,
but it did 'riot seem to matter much at that poin:
in the game.
As the third quarter began, however, the Mar-
iners suddenly caught fire, and, with Lou Viau
and Stu Vifebster sharing the ball carrying chores,
moved the ball down to the Fordham 2 and a
first down. Three times the Long Islanders tried
the Rose Hill line and three times they failed
to make the required yardage. But, on the fourth
down jack Mcflrane handed the ball to Viau
and the little halfback found an opening on the
right side and burst into the end zone for the
score. Paul XVilliams place-kicked the extra point
which eventually proved to be the winning
Fordham fought back in the fourth quarter,
and, with thirty seconds of play remaining
missed victory by an inch. Steve Skapinec at-
tempted a field goal from the vicinity of the 30,
and at a slight angle. The kick was long and
low. The ball struck the cross bar right smack
in the center and bounced back into the end zone
with a heart-breaking thud. W"itl1 it went Ford-
ham's last hope for a victory.
And there was little sympathy shown the men
in maroon a week later when they journeyed
to State College, Pennsylvania. for the first meet-
ing in Fordham history with Penn State College.
A capacity crowd of 14,000 filled the sun
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drenched stands at Beaver Field for the encoun-
ter which saw the Nittany Lions score early and
often in a 68 to 0 romp over the spirited but
woefully undermanned squad from Rose Hill.
This was touted as one of the finest teams ever
turned out at State by Coach Bob Higgins, and the
veteran mentor turned loose against the Rams a
quartet of high-stepping backs and a rock-ribbed
group of linemen who had few equals in the long
Harry Squatrito, was forced to retire to the side-
lines upon the recurrence of an old ankle injury.
Cn the road once again the following week-
end, the Danowskimen stopped over at Morgan-
town, West Virginia to do battle with a Vifest
Nittany Lion grid history.
The home forces counted three times in the first
and hnal quarters and twice in both the second
and third stanzas as jeff Durkota, Elwood Pet-
chell and Wallace Triplett paced the quick-open-
ing State running game and faultless aerial attack.
It was when the Penn State reserves were on
the held in the third period that the Maroon
showed to best advantage, turning back the vic-
tors twice within their own ten yard line.
Joe Andrejco was the Rams' only threat but,
like teammates Hal Boudreau, joe Ososki and
"Hal Sat This One Out."
Virginia University team which had given mighty
West Point a whale of a game the previous
Thirteen thousand fans crowded into Moun-
taineer Field to watch the home team defeat
Fordham for the first time since 1928 and they
were quite satisfied when the Mountaineers
emerged a 39 to 0 victor.
Playing without the services of Captain joe
Bob Fitzgerald at Right Tackle . . .'
". . . and Iolm Bohdiewicz at Left."
Andrejco, and joe Ososki, the Maroon rallied
in the final quarter and was close to a touch-
down when time ran out and cut the drive short.
Wasting little time in getting the scoring under
way, the winners tallied twice in the opening
quarterg on a twenty yard jaunt by Bud Freese,
following a sixty-two yard match, and when the
same Freese passed twenty-nine yards to jimmy
Devonshire in the end zone.
In the second period Fordham took to the air
as the powerful Mountaineer line, led by tackle
Ed Kulakowski and center Leo Benjamin, stopped
cold every Maroon attempt on the ground.
An errant Ram pass found its way into the arms
of a Blue and Gold defender, johnny Pozega, in
the third period, and two plays later Freese bolted
through the Ram line and dashed to a score. A
few minutes later, Guido Deveechis, subbing for
Freese, bulled across on a short plunge for the
fourth touchdowng and in the final quarter an-
other Maroon aerial backfired as Vic Bonhli in-
tercepted on the Fordham 40 and sped to a touch-
down through the entire Ram team.
N. Y. U.
By far the outstanding game of the season
and one of the most thrilling exhibitions ever
put on by a Fordham football team was that
which was staged the following Saturday after-
noon before 28,000 spectators at the Yankee
Stadium. In this, the twenty-fourth annual Battle
of The Bronx, almost everything that can happen
in a football game took place, as the Violets
achieved a sensational last minute victory, 33
The vast assemblage had barely had time to
get seated when Fordham exploded with the
first of the nine touchdowns that were destined
to come during the remainder of the chill after-
noon. Lou Mauro took the opening kick-off on
his own 20 and returned the ball to the Ram 50.
Operating from the T formation, Dick Mc-
Caffrey handed the ball to Andrejco, who fol-
lowed two man interference wide around his
own left end. Breaking into the NYU secondary,
"joey" cut back to his right, brushed off a couple
of would-be tacklers and sped seventy yards for
the initial tally. Steve Skapinec place kicked the
extra point and the Fordham stands went wild.
The first Violet score came when joe Bona-
corsa skirted the Fordham left end from a fake
punt formation and went all the way-eighty
yards. Tom Capozzoli's extra point try was wide
and the Rams led, 7 to 6.
Six plays later the University Heights eleven
led, 13-7, as Dave Millman drove through the
middle on a quick opening play, shook off several
defenders, and raced sixty-four yards to score.
This time Capozzoli added the point.
But this was only the beginning, for two more
touchdowns came before the half ended. joe
Andrejco, assuming a new role, began passing,
and it was his aerials which accounted for the
next two tallies. joe pitched thirty-four yards
to Ososki, who ran twelve more to the Violet
26. With third and live to go, joe floated an-
other to john Witkowski, who made a diving
catch on the 2. Two running plays failed to
gain and a fumble lost ten yards. An emergency
measure was needed and so Andrejco passed
to the fleet Ososki, who made the catch in the
end zone, although apparently covered by three
defenders. Skapinec added the point.
Following the next kick-off, Millman fumbled
and George Reiss pounced on the loose ball on
the NYU 16. The Violets were then penalized
five yards for offside and the Maroon needed
only eleven yards for a score. On third down,
with eight yards still to go, Andrejco called for
"Lou Mauro versus N .Y.U."
"0soski Making Tracks."
another pass and wafted this one into the arms
of Ray Elster, who ran over from the 2. Skapinec
again added the point and Fordham had a sub-
stantial eight point advantage.
"Big Bill Lafldmark-renter."
"Slim Bloomer-quarter back."
The scoring subsided somewhat in the third
quarter, the lone tally coming on a Capozzoli
to lrv Mandschein pass play which covered sixty-
eight yards. The extra-point attempt went wide,
and NYU had cut the deficit to two points as
the final period got under way.
Fordham scored again early in the quarter,
when Ray Elster followed up with a twenty-
eight yard cut-back over the NYU left tackle.
Skapinec added his fourth point after touch-
Coach jack VUeinheimer's eleven was still very
much in the fray and, less than a minute later the
score read, 28 to 26, as Dave Millman cruised
sixty-one yards around the Maroon right side
for his second touchdown of the afternoon, and
Tom Capozzoli added the point. There were
less than five minutes left to play now, and
Fordham fans began to sense victory as the Ma-
roon started to move the ball uplield once again.
A fumble and a Violet recovery on the NYU 45
set the stands flanking the west sideline wild
with hope. But the alert Ram forward wall rose
up now and Capozzoli was forced to kick, the
ball carrying into the end zone. Desperately try-
ing to keep possession, the Maroon ran three
times for six yards. Ososki had to punt and his
kick carried only thirty-four yards to Bonacorsa,
who returned nine yards to his own 48. Millman
bucked for six and then he and Vincent Finn
got together for the play of the day. Finn faded
and tossed a short pass to Millman. Hemmed
in by Maroon tacklers, Millman broke into the
clear, picked up a swarm of blockers and headed
downlield. Don Cameron came close to catching
the speedy Violet halfback, but Irv Mondschein
cut Cameron down with a rib-tingling block and
a pall of gloom settled down upon the Fordham
stands. That was the ball game!
It might not have been a great game from the
viewpoint of expert play, but it will always be
remembered as one of the most thrilling games
in Fordham history.
L. S. U.
The representatives of Rose Hill travelled
1,500 miles to Baton Rouge, La. for the season
finale, under the lights, with Louisiana State
University on November 22. Facing the mighty
Bengals, who went on to the Cotton Bowl on
New Year's Day, the Rams put on one of their
best exhibitions of the campaign, although go-
ing down to a stinging 40 to 0 defeat. The high-
scoring Tigers were able to tally only twice in
the first half and, the manner in which the Ma-
roon forward wall handled the heavier Purple
and Gold lineman had Coach Bernie Moore and
15,000 LSU fans quite anxious as to the final
outcome of this intersectional contest.
In the final half, however, greater experience
and superior numbers once again took their toll
and Louisiana amassed a comfortable lead with
a four touchdown onslaught.
It was in the second quarter that Fordham
made its most stirring bid, starting operations
from its own 23 after an exchange of punts. Sam
Ososki sprinted twenty-six yards and then another
punt exchange gave the Maroon possession on
the Fordham 54.
Ososki quick-kicked over the head of the LSU
safety man, jim Cason, and when the latter was
tackled on the Tiger 38, he fumbled and George
Reiss recovered. Sam hit tackle for eight, and then
two passes fell incomplete. Al Heroman then re-
turned Ososki's short punt to the Louisiana 9.
Quarterback Y. A. Tittle tried a pass but Don
Cameron intercepted on the 55 and raced back to
the home team's 13. Sam Bloomer and Ososki
tried passes as time ran out but to no avail.
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"Bo and the Basleeieersf'
WITH the post-mortems on the
N. Y. U. game still fresh in their minds, an
overflow, expectant crowd of three thousand
packed the University gymnasium on the evening
of December eleventh to welcome the 1946-47
edition of the Ram basketball team. Though the
reports of the team were generally favorable, it
was a skeptical audience which looked over
Coach Frank Adams' charges for the first time.
Five veterans of previous court campaigns were
scheduled to start for the lvlaroon against Iona
College but the memories of football frustration
dictated against any overoptimism and a "you'll
have to show me" attitude was in evidence from
friend and foe alike.
From the moment Co-Captain Herb Clann
broke the ice and put the home forces out in
front, the Ram quintet proceeded to show one
and all that this team, though rusty and inclined
to be a trifle careless, was to be seriously reck-
oned with for the remainder of the season. With
Co-Captain Tony Karpowich, star of the 1942-43
tournament squad, leading the way with nineteen
points the Maroon rolled to a decisive victory
over the Little Irish from New Rochelle to the
tune of 64-51. Starting along with Clann and
Karpowich were Bob Mulvihill, defensive ace
and playmaker par excellence, Dan Graham, a
power under the boards and Gerry Smith, who
was later to be the freshman sensation of the
city. Mulvihill and Graham were also on the
tournament quintet and Smith was a star on the
1944 five. In addition to these returnees, two
newcomers showed to good advantage - Ed
Abele tallied fourteen points in his first college
game and Allie Shiels displayed a propensity
under the basket which was to become accentu-
ated later in the year.
On December fourteenth, the Rose Hillers jour-
neyed to Staten Island to tangle with Wagner
College and triumphed easily 53-38 as Smith,
Graham and Clann led the attack.
The Rams assumed the lead in the opening sec-
onds on the close-in shooting of Clann and Kar-
powich, and soon had an 8-1 lead. As the Wag-
ner offense continued to limp along weakly Ford-
ham, functioning smoothly, moved ahead, 26 to
13, and at the half led, 33 to 19.
Fordham continued to add to this lead and was
ahead 47 to 31 midway through the last half. At
this point Wagner fashioned a short spurt of five
straight points and cut the Ram lead down to
eleven points but the Rams had their own way
during the closing minutes and went on to amass
a total of 53 points.
Four days later Newark College visited Ford-
ham and succumbed 61-39 to the high tuned but
erratic Rose Hill machine. Karp broke out with
fourteen as the first team played only a short
while in the second half and Mulvihill made it
clear that he had few equals in the science of
basketball both defensively and in the role of
Looking at the schedule, it was evident that
the first three contests were in reality tuneups for
the initial big encounter against Boston College
on the twenty-first. The Rams handled them ac-
cordingly and went to Boston with a clean slate.
"Coach Adams and Co-captains Herb and Tony."
Boston College 72
The Rose Hillers left for Boston with high
spirits but they were fully aware that victory
over B. C. depended almost entirely on how good
a job they could do on the Beantownefs seven
foot, one inch center Elmore Merganthaler. Play-
ing their first game in what seemed at that mo-
ment to be big-time competition, the Rams ap-
peared a bit awed by the Boston Garden and
more than a bit awed by the king-sized Elmore.
The big boy ripped the Maroon defense by using
his height to its best advantage and when the
"The Big Five"
smoke had cleared the score board showed a
72-50 triumph for the home team and the score
book registered thirty-seven of those seventy-two
points for Merganthaler. The visitors had one
ray of hope in the second half when the Boston
pivot man par excellence fthat nightj committed
his fourth personal foul early in the stanza but
it was shattered as the minutes ticked off and
all attempts to lure him into the miscue failed.
Tony Karpowich and Gerry Smith spearheaded
the Fordham attack with fifteen and eighteen
points respectively. This encounter was a bit of
a preliminary for a later tussle with a giant
center by the name of Harry Boykolif and served
to prove that the Ram quintet would never be
able to match anything much over six foot five
inches as the tallest Maroon operator was only
Brooklyn College 52
Disappointing in its first real test, the Rose
Hill quintet welcomed in the New Year and
then proceeded to surprise and impress the most
severe critic with a winning streak that was to
carry it right through the month of january with-
out once again tasting the bitter fruit of defeat.
With Tony Karpowich and Herb Clann setting
the offensive pace, the Maroon fashioned a neat
58-52 triumph over the Brooklyn College aggre-
gation at the Kingsmen's home court on janu-
R. P. I. 35
The Rams then played the part of the un-
gracious host in handing Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute a thorough 53-35 shellacking two days
later. Once again Karp took the scoring honors,
this time with twenty-one points.
The first real thriller of a campaign which
was destined to produce many of the same oc-
curred in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening
january fifteenth as the Ram five took the meas-
ure of a competent Villanova squad 41-39. With
a six point half time lead, the Maroon hoopsters
staved off a desperate Wildcat rally in the second
period and just did manage to pull the game out
of the fire. The scoring was well distributed but
Karp and Smitty were high with ten apiece in
the low scoring contest.
The accent was on defense the following Sat-
urday as a capacity crowd packed Calkins Gym-
nasium in Hempstead, Long Island to see Hof-
stra's leading scorer Johnny Mills match strategy
with the Rams' defensive genius Bob Mulvihill
in a game won by the visitors 59-45. Mills proved
himself worthy of his reputation as he split the
cords with seventeen points but, with nine via
the foul shot route he was well checked by the
Ram court general's excellent play. Karp, Smitty,
Gebhardt and Graham took care of the attack
which was slow throughout the early part of the
game but gradually got started in the second
half when the Rams pulled away from the hard
St. Peters 33
St. Peter's and Kings Point were next on the
list for the high riding Maroon but these games
were only considered tuneups for the second
milestone of the campaign with the Rams sched-
uled to face the powerful Georgetown quintet
on the thirtieth. With George Babich, former
Rose Hill court ace at the helm, St. Peter's played
the part of a tuneup but the home forces were
slow to grasp the opportunity as they threw away
chance after chance to score and left the floor at
halftime with a scant 15-13 advantage. It was
a different team which took the Hoor at the
outset of the second half and the issue was never
in doubt thereafter. Smith topped the scorers
with thirteen points as the Rose Hillers romped
to a 55-33 victory.
Kings Point 40
Though their mediocre record promised little
in the way of opposition, the Mariners of Kings
Point refused to play the role presented to them
and unlike the St. Peter's five proceeded to give
the Maroon a very lively evening before suc-
cumbing 48-40 on Friday evening january
twenty-fourth at the Great Neck gym. With con-
trol of both backboards, the home team led at
intermission 22-21 but the Rams fought back
and maintained the winning streak as Karpowich
dropped eleven for the cause.
It was a confident team that took off for
Washington to engage the Hoyas the following
Thursday evening but few of the hoop connois-
seurs gave them much of a chance against the
Capital live which listed Western Kentucky
among its victims. Co-Captain Herb Clann who
had been doing a yeoman-like job all season long
under the backboards and in brief but effective
scoring splurges took the offense on his sturdy
shoulders against Kraus, Kostecka and Co. to
lead the inspired Rams to a decisive 58-42 win.
Witlm Mulvihill and Graham doing great de-
fensive work on the high scoring Hoyas, Herb
tallfed twenty-one points to account for the mar-
gin of victory. Looking not at all like the thirteen
point favorites the sports world had figured
them for, the Hoyas were behind all the way
after leading the Rams 10-7 early in the game.
The Washingtonians had a power-laden team
which undoubtedly was not at its best and there
was much speculation later in the season as to
the reason for the defeat. That night, however,
the Rams were functioning on all cylinders and
the home team, probably a little stale from too
much playing was thoroughly trounced by the
New York aggregation which had yet to show
the classy brand of ball which was to come in
evidence later in the year.
St. Francis 47
Ten victories in the first eleven games and
the surprise win over Georgetown put the Rams
back on the top of the athletic scene for the
first time since the war and there was tension
in the Rose Hill gymnasium as an excited ca-
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After such a terrific pace, a letdown was al-
most certain and that letdown occurred on Feb-
ruary fifth in New Brunswick, N. J. as the Rams
fell before Rutgers College for their second de-
feat 69-55. The fourteen point difference hardly
tells an accurate story as the scorefwas knotted
at fifty-three-all with only four minutes to go,
but the Rams with both Shiels and Clann out on
fouls didnit have it in the closing minutes as the
sharpshooting Scarlet clad hoopsters pulled away
to a well earned victory. Smitty netted eighteen
in the losing cause.
If the defeat was inevitable it happened at a
fortunate time because it was a fighting Maroon
five which took the floor against Columbia Uni-
versity the following Saturday and after the
smoke had cleared from the roughest contest of
the season the scoreboard showed a 56-55 win
for the Rams. This one was a thriller from start
to finish as the Rose Hillers battled with big
Walter Budko under the boards and held the
six-five center to fifteen points while Smitty and
Karp were ringing up nineteen and sixteen re-
spectively for the winners.
The second team played most of the game
against Pratt on March eleventh to rest the first
five for the next afternoon's contest against St.
john's and romped to a 69-42 walkaway. Bob
Gebhardt tallied twelve as the scoring was well
distributed among members of both the first and
St. johns 60
The team may have gotten enough sleep that
evening but the psychological and physical effect
that six foot nine Harry Boykoff had on its hoop
proficiency was too much for the Maroon and
resulted in the third defeat of the campaign 60-56
as the big boy pivoted for seventeen points and
passed for a dozen more to swamp the hard
fighting but inadequate Rams. It wasn't that the
Rose Hillers weren't capable of handling St.
john's but rather that the game the night before
and Boykoff blended unharmoniously with an off
night to produce a disastrous setback not only
as far as the game itself was concerned but also
in respect to the reputation of the team which
depended so much on this important game.
Once again though the Rams bounced off the
canvas and this time Manhattan College felt
the full effect of stung pride as the Rams roared
to a rugged 60-53 win. The gym was so crowded
that hundreds had to be turned away as the tra-
ditional battle of the Bronx got under way and
right from the outset it was evident that though
it would be hard sledding this was a Fordham
evening. The Rams, guided by Mulvihill and
with Smith, Clann and Karpowich hitting with
everything, pulled away early in the second half
and went on to stave off a last minute Jasper
attack which fell seven points short of its goal.
Fort Schuyler 41
Fort Schuyler dropped in at Rose Hill on the
eighteenth to try to upset the applecart but the
Maritime Academy just didn't have it that night
and were scuttled 69-41 as Gerry Smith broke
out his set shot for a seventeen point evening
to put him into a scoring lead which he never
West Point 52
Another military installation fell before the
Ram machine the following Saturday, this time
the United States Military Academy at West
Point, 69-52. The cadets had the misfortune to
run against the Fordham five at its peak for the
year and there were few teams in the country
which would have handled the Maroon that
afternoon. With Karp on the fast break, Smitty
hitting from every conceivable angle and Mul-
vihill holding the Point's high scorer to six
points, the Adamsmen rolled to an impressive
victory in preparation for the two key games
N. Y. U. 61
On February twenty-seventh, the season
reached its climax as the highly favored New
York University squad crossed the borough to
duplicate its football win over the Fordham
Roaders and were turned back by the never-say-
die Ram quintet 65-61 in the most thrilling bat-
tle of a thrilling campaign. Mulvihill put the evil
eye on All-American Sid Tanenbaum and Smitty
and Karp carried the point getters to account for
the upset of upsets as the lead sea-sawed back
and forth until the last minutes when Karp
dropped two foul shots to put the winners ahead
62-61 and Smitty added a layup and foul to
account for the margin of victory.
C. C. N. Y. 86
With the City championship in their grasp the
Rams went back to the Sixty Ninth Regiment
Armory, the scene of the St. john's debacle and
this time repeated the poor performance against
City College as the effects of the N. Y. U. game
slowed the Maroon just enough for the sizzling
City five to romp, 86-57. City's fast breaking
and deadly accurate combination of two teams
of almost equal strength just about ran the Rams
out of the armory and on that afternoon at least
the Beavers had few if any equals. Nat Holman's
well coached charges broke out into an early
twelve point lead and it was really no contest
after that. Lionel Malamed and Sid Trubowitz
teamed to outscore and outdefend the slower
moving Rose Hillers despite the eighteen point
contribution of Tony Karpowich who carried the
Maroon attack almost alone.
As a consequence of the altogether unexpected
record of seventeen wins and only four defeats,
talk of post season contests began to pass around
the campus and rumors of impending games with
Seton Hall College, Canisius College and various
invitation tournaments spread like wildhre. From
the outset, it was evident that the Rose Hillers,
who refused all Madison Square Garden dates,
would not go to the National Invitation Tourna-
ment and the defeat by City College gave the
Beavers first choice at the NCAA Tourney. But
plans were being made for two contests. The
first was to be held in the Westchester County
Center for the Archbishop Stepinac High School
Memorial Fund. When Seton Hall announced
that it would be unable to compete, Iona College
jumped at the chance to erase its early season set-
back by Fordham. A
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the hall on Saturday evening, March eighth to
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Stepping out of his usual role as a defensive
star, Bob Mulvihill showed he could still be a
scorer if he wanted to and led the Rams with
sixteen points and still managed to set up most
of the plays. The Westchester team drove right
down to the wire after a late start with Pericas
and O'Hagan splitting the cords for seventeen
points apiece but the Fordham Roaders had the
class and that's usually what counts.
The second post season contest was played as
a benefit for the rehabilitation of the athletic
facilities in the Philippine missions and was
sponsored by the Jesuit Philippine Bureau. The
Rams were scheduled to oppose Canisius College
in the feature game of an all Jesuit double-
header in which the opening encounter saw
Georgetown tackle Boston College.
The Buffalo aggregation promised New York-
ers a colorful and talented squad for, although
their season's average was just a little above .500
they listed among their victims N. Y. U., City
College and L. I. U., three of the city's best
quintets. A capacity crowd of five thousand fans
set an attendance record at the Sixty Ninth Regi-
ment Armory to watch the engagement.
After Georgetown had fashioned a hard won
triumph over Boston College which played with-
out the services of Elmore Morganthaler, the
Golden Griffins of Canisius proceeded to show
the Met assemblage the reason for their fine rep-
utation as they handed the Rose Hillers a 55-47
setback. Sparked by Leroy Chollet and Tom
Niland, the upstaters were hard pressed in the
first half which ended in a 29-29 deadlock but
came back strong in the second period with a
smoothly coordinated attack which carried them
to a well deserved victory. The Rams played
their hearts out in this closing contest but with
Chollet dominating his offensive backboard and
registering twenty-one points and with Niland
hawking Karpowich all evening, defeat was in-
evitable. The locals got one real bit of satisfac-
tion, however, in watching Bob Mulvihill once
again giving a flawless defensive exhibition this
time holding Hank O'Keefe, the Canisius high
scorer, to a mere six points. As a result of his
splendid play Chollet was voted as the outstand-
ing participant of the night and he was presented
with a trophy for his performance.
As a result of splitting the post season encoun-
ters, the Rose Hillers closed a highly successful
campaign with an overall record of eighteen wins
and only five defeats. Wlien Coach Adams held
his Hrst practice those many months ago few con-
ceded him much of a chance to win more than
half of the games. The team started slowly,
picked up momentum as the season rolled on,
reached its most exciting climax on the evening
of the New York University game and never
reached that peak again. Karp and Smitty ac-
counted for the bulk of the scoring with regular
help from Clann, Graham, Mulvihill, Shiels and
Abele. Vifith Mulvihill shining as the court gen-
eral and contributing to the all around welfare
of the club, an inexperienced and erratic outfit
turned into a hoop power which, if it could have
played its own game on two other occasions
would have been rated among the countrys best.
It was more than unfortunate that the Maroon
showed to its poorest advantage when the sports
writers covered the games but the excitement
of the breathtaking victory over St. Francis, the
suspense of the seven minute freeze as Man-
hattan was overcome, the all around efficiency
displayed in the Vifest Point encounter and finally
the sensational triumph notched over N. Y. U.
were ingredients of a dish to please the most
critical basketball gourmet.
To those who contributed so much to the sea-
son's success go the thanks of the entire student
body, especially to those Seniors who have played
their last game on the prairie known as the Uni-
versity gymnasium. Co-captains Herb Clann,
"Fr, Gannon Presents the Outstanding Player Au-'ard
to Leroy Cbollet of Cdlliiilljfl
Tony Karpowich, and Bob Gebhardt were the
class of forty-seven's representatives and Bob
Mulvihill will probably not be able to return to
the hoop wars as his eligibility has run out.
Every real sportsman appreciates a fighting team
and this was a fighting team, a team far from
terrihc on paper but murder on the court and
most important of all a true Fordham team.
Thanks a lot and good luck next season.
WITH the beginning of classes in
September, undergraduates, traveling the wind-
ing paths of Rose Hill, found that as usual,
Track Coach Bob Giegengack already had his
scantily clad athletes darting from behind the
sturdy elms that dot the campus and pitting their
might against the cross country course at Van
Cortlandt Park till exhaustion apparently forced
them to halt. Mr. G., who was discharged from
the Service the year previous, was looking for-
ward to what he hoped would be one of his most
successful cross country seasons. With an ex-
pectant gleam in his eye and a song in his throat,
"Manager and Coach of the Winged Feet."
he would tell any and all who would listen of
the power that was packed in the 1946 edition
of the Ram harrier team. Stars of other Fordham
squads that carried the Maroon and White to
victory, had returned once more to Rose Hill
and were anxiously waiting for that day when
the crack of the starter's gun would send them
out once again in the quest of track glory. Wher-
ever track adicts gathered, the names of such
stalwarts as Joe Nowicki, jack Mayes, Fran
Leary, and John O'Hare, would always crop into
the conversation and with them visions of glit-
tering headlines on the sports pages.
This preliminary grind is stressed, not so much
as an end in itself, but rather with an eye to the
future when those minus it, will be missing the
stamina needed in those last few yards to the
tape. Cross Country molds the champions of the
indoor and outdoor campaigns and because of
this Bob Giegengack has always stressed the im-
portance of it and although the "hill and dalers"
as a team never assumed a leadership in this
field, they consistently had men "up with the
leaders" at the finish.
In the first meet of the season, the Varsity
placed nine men in the first eleven finishers to
turn back the Kings Point Maritime Academy
21-34. Next, the harriers traveled to Kingston,
R. I., where they tasted defeat at the hands of a
potent Rhode Island State squad led by E. T. O.
10,000 meter champion, Bob Black. Capt. Jack
Mayes, who finished fourth, was the first Maroon
harrier to cross the finish line. The final count
The following week saw the Fordham Hill
and Dalers return to the winning road once more
by trouncing the Seton Hall squad by the perfect
score of 15-40. This same day, the Ram year-
lings with Bernie McLaughlin, Bob Butler, and
john Prendergast, finishing in a tie for first, de-
feated the Pirate Frosh 16-39.
Paced by Fran Leary, who finished ninth in the
individual scoring, the harriers placed third in
the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championships,
while joe Nowicki led the team to a fourth in the
Metropolitan A. A. U. cross country run.
In a triangular meet with Columbia and New
York University, the Maroon forces, again paced
by Fran Leary, took second place honors behind
a strong New York University team while their
freshman cohorts romped off with a victory over
the Violet youngsters.
The I. C. 4A Title Run, in which the Maroon
Hill and Dalers finished ninth, spelled finish to
a fairly successful cross country season. In this
meet, the harriers and their coach Bob Giegen-
gack, had the satisfaction of avenging their only
dual meet set-back of the current campaign as
their conquerors, Rhode Island State, finished one
position back in the No. 10 spot.
With a "Thank God" that was evident in their
eyes and a sigh of relief in their throats, Ford-
ham's speedsters turned from the Cross Country
grind and focused their attention on the ap-
proaching indoor season. Since the last outdoor
season "Giegy" had been waiting for the chance
that seemed to be in the palm of his hand. A
two mile relay that was second to none in the
country and a mile relay which would bid fair
to become one of Fordham's most sensational
baton passing quartets. Long striding Ennis Gray,
junior Metropolitan Intercollegiate title-holder
of the year previous, was back, in the best shape
of his career. Besides this quarter miler, par
excellence, Fordham had a list of middle distance
men that made opposing coaches shudder. Head-
ing the list was joe Nowicki, 1943 Indoor and
Outdoor I. C. 4A Half Mile Champ, and Frank
Leary, holder of the Metropolitan 1000-yard
record. In the distance held, Mr. G. had such
dependables as john O'Hare, Indoor I. C. 4A
Two Mile champ in 1944 and jack Mayes, who
was second in the Metropolitan Two Mile Run
in 1943. With all this wealth of talent, Fordham
was expected to literally burn up the boards at
At the close of the month of November, the
"The fleet foe Nowickif'
most popular and successful member of track
and field teams at Fordham, Bob Giegengack,
resigned after six short seasons to accept a simi-
lar position at Yale University. During his stay
at Rose Hill, Mr. G. was well liked by everyone
who came into contact with him and he was
sorely missed by the members of the team. Under
his tutelage, Maroon squads gained many na-
tional honors, highlighted by the capture of the
Indoor I. C. 4A Team title in 1941 and runner-
up honors in 1942. Also in 1942, his One Mile,
Two Mile and Sprint Medley teams, set the
existing records for the Senior Metropolitan
A. A. U. Meet with the Sprint Medley time of
1 : 59.1 being a world record. The Junior National
"foe Out From' to Stay."
Mile Relay record is held by a Giegengack
coached team, while in 1939 at Dartmouth, two
of his quartets set world marks in the mile relay
Q3:1i.2j and the 1600 meter relay. Nor were
his eitorts restricted only to the relay teams.
Some of the many individual champions brought
to the fore by "Giegy," were Wesley Wfallace.
Frank Slater, XValter Carey and Bernie Milham
ot the past while joe Nowicki, Fran Leary and
jack Ol-lare of the present squad. are other
products of his coaching. Giegengack is gone
from Fordham but the memory of what he did
for Rose Hill will never leave.
Replacing the eliicacious Mr. Giegengack, was
a man well known to many of the members of
the present track team as well as to the enthusi'
asts of Maroon winged foot squads - Artie
O'Connor. Mr. O'Conner graduated from Ford-
ham in 1928, captained the track team in 1927
and '28 and hlled in as war time successor to
"Giegy" when he entered the Service in 1942.
Artie's stay at Rose Hill. then, was very success-
ful and his appointment came as a surprise to no
The Tracksters opened the indoor season with
three armory llat track meets and immediately
served notice that they were a threat in every
running event from 300 to 1000-yards. ln the
Grover Cleveland Games, Bernie McLaughlin,
a Freshman, won the Novice 600-yard rung jerry
Connolly and joe Nowicki took second and third
in separate handicap 1000-yard runs, while the
quarter-milers teamed up into two quartets to
take second and third place honors in two sepa-
rate one mile baton passing events. The next
week, both joe Nowicki and Hal McDonnell
scored in the Invitation 1000-yard and 500-yard
runs in the Columbus Council Knights of Colum-
bus Games. Nowicki was a foot out of first place,
while Hal, in the number three spot in his event,
was live yards back.
Three firsts helped the boardsters finish fourth
in the team scoring in the Senior Metropolitan
Indoor Track and Field Championships. Joe No-
wicki took the 1000-yard run in the scintillating
time of 2:15. The Ram one and two mile relay
foursomes, in winning their respective events,
set championship records under Armory flat floor,
Hat-shoed conditions. The two mile combination
of jack O'Hare, Fran Leary, Ed Carney, and
jerry Connolly, won hands down over their near-
est competitors in 7 minutes, 50.2 seconds. Ed
Carney, who took the stick in third place, turned
in a sizzling 1:55 performance to break up the
race and move the team up into the lead. The
one mile relay runners again showed their heels
to the opposition. Lead-off man Bill Lane passed
the baton to jim Kent a close third and the blond
junior lost no time in taking over the lead.
Ennis Gray and Hal McDonnell, running third
and fourth, continued to pile up a lead, with
I-Ial's 49.9 anchor leg outstanding.
Having successfully demonstrated to the New
York fans their powers on the track, Fordham's
spiked shoe artists traveled to Boston where they
won in all three events they entered-Nowicki
in the Invitation 1000-yard run, and the one and
two mile relays. Lead off man of the two mile
relay, jack Mayes, turned in a sensational 1:58
leg that had both the spectators and opposition,
gasping. Handed a twelve yard lead, the team
went on to victory without difficulty. Two weeks
later the team returned to Boston to compete
in the Annual Indoor Meet of the Boston Ath-
letic Association. Here, joe Nowicki lowered the
six year old standard in the Lapham 1000 to
2:11.8. In doing this, joe, who is the Maroon
powerhouse at the half mile, equaled the Boston
Garden record and posted the fastest 1000 of the
Sandwiched in between these two Boston
meets was the 40th running of the Millrose
Games - the opening of indoor spiked shoe
banked track competition in New York City.
Here, Fordham scored two firsts, one second, one
"One Mile Relay Team."
third and one sixth place to score in every event
entered. Nowicki chalked up his third victory in
three weeks by taking the Millrose Half Mile
in 1:54.7, while the two mile relay defeated the
highly touted Illinois foursome by four yards in
7:49.1. This was the fastest clocking turned in
by an Eastern two mile foursome during the in-
door season. The mile relay tasted their first
defeat in this meet when they lost by one yard
to Ohio State in the fastest mile relay time since
1942,-3 minutes 25.1 seconds.
The next week found the Ram stalwart, joe
Nowicki, posting his fifth straight victory in
taking the Halpin 880 in the New York Athletic
Club Games. This was the third time Fordham
Joe won this event, having breasted the tape first
in 1943 and '44, The two mile relay, due largely
to a splendid 1255.6 third leg effort by Ed Car-
ney, in which he made up twelve yards and put
the Rose Hill foursome in the lead, was able to
extend its winning streak to six consecutive vic-
With jim Kent taking the lead right at the
crack of the starter's gun, the mile relay looked
like a sure bet to win as "Red" Lane, Eno Gray
and Hal McDonnell continued to hold the lead.
But coming off the last turn, Manhattan's johnny
Quigley shot past on the inside, to win by a foot
and a half.
Totaling seventeen points in five events, the
O'Connormen finished in third place in the team
scoring in the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Track
and Field Championships. The big weakness in
the team not doing better was the fact that the
one point contributed by Sophomore Bill Mc-
Allister in the pole vault was Rose Hill's lone
tally in the field events. There were no Maroon
entries in the shot put or other weight throws,
as no one had even tried out for these events.
Fordham runners figured in the scoring in the
two mile run, with a fifth place by jack Lynch,
in the 1000'yard and 600-yard runs, with third
places by jerry Connolly and Hal McDonnell,
respectively. The two mile relay made it six wins
in a row, while the mile relay quartet took its
third straight second place award.
Back at Gotham's great sport emporium-
Madison Square Garden, the following week-
end, the Ram two mile relay quartet of jack
O'Hare, joe Nowicki, Ed Carney and jerry Con-
"Two Mile Relay Team-Pemz Relay Champs."
nolly, won the National A. A. U. title with forty
yards to spare in 7:50.4. Nowicki's 1:56.5 second
leg effort was truly great inasmuch as he had run
two 1000-yard races previously.
With jerry Connolly, the mile relay and the
two mile quartet scoring for Rose Hill, Fordham
took third place in the Annual I. C. 4A Cham-
pionships. The mile relay, with Gray and Mc-
Donnell both shading 50 seconds for their legs,
took second place behind the same team that
they had beaten in the trials. Despite the fact
that jerry Connolly was literally pushed off the
track and given a thorough roughing up in both
the trials and the final, he still finished third,
just three-tenths of a second off the winning
In the last of the Garden meets for the 1947
season, the 28th Annual Athletic Games of the
New York Chapter Knights of Columbus, joe
Nowicki won the Bishop Mclntyre Invitation
1000-yard run with twelve yards to spare in the
fastest time turned in on the Garden track this
The Ram thinclads grabbed a good share of
the spotlight in the Metropolitan junior A. A. U.
Meet. In the 600, Hal McDonnell and jim Kent
took one, two, with the former breaking the
eight-year-old standard with a 1:12.9 effort. This
was the fastest flat track 600-yard run of the
current season and for this he received the out-
standing performance trophy that evening. Al
Hayden, another Rose Hill entry, took fifth place
in this same run. In the 1000-yard run, Ram co-
favorites jerry Connolly and Ed Carney were
surprised by Henry Eckert of the Grand Street
Boys, who zoomed off the last turn and won by
inches. jack Lynch took a solid third in the three
mile run, while the mile relay took a second, four
yards out of first place.
The following Friday, in the 7th Regiment
Meet, jerry Connolly, the Mercury-footed junior,
turned the tables on favored Tommy Quinn to
win his first individual race as a collegian in the
special 1000-yard run. In the mile relay, excel-
lent third and fourth legs by jim Kent and Hal
McDonnell gave to the Ram foursome a well-
deserved victory. Kent made up a fifteen-yard
deficit and McDonnell stretched a two-yard lead
to ten yards.
The next night in Teaneck, N. J., another
Fordham mile relay combination was clocked in
3:25.4, to take that event there. A scintillating
49.2 anchor leg by Gray brought the team from
three yards back to three in front at the finish.
For this win, the team was awarded the second
trophy to be brought back to Rose Hill this year.
Thus, with victory bells ringing, the track team
closed its season in New York and traveled out
to Cleveland and Chicago to conclude their in-
door running for '47, In Cleveland, Joe Nowicki
took the invitation 1000-yard run with twenty
yards to spare. Both the two mile and the one
mile relay foursomes were nosed out of victory
in this meet by the width of an eyelash. Arriving
in Chicago a scant two hours before the meet
started, the boys had no time to rest. Despite this
fact, the mile relay of Bernie McLaughlin, Jim
Kent, Hal McDonnell and Eno Gray took a sec-
and place and turned in the fastest mile relay
time by any Fordham quartet this season.
IN line with the general postwar
resurgence of sports on Rose Hill, the 1947
edition of the Tennis team looked forward to a
brisk and interesting season after a somewhat
mediocre revival last year when only two out of
six matches proved victories for the Maroon.
And so it was with considerable optimism that
the call was made, early in March, for candi-
dates, and it was with great surprise that player-
coach Fred Krais found over thirty hopefuls an-
swering the summons. With all but one of last
year's lettermen in the ranks, the racqueteers
looked forward to the opening of the season.
Fred Krais, who takes the double role of
coach and No. 1 man on the squad, easily quali-
fies for both positions. A former National junior
Doubles Champion, he added the Mediterranean
Theatre of Operation Doubles Crown to his
laurels two years ago. In getting his men ready
for their opening encounter, he conducted an
elimination tournament among the candidates
with the proviso that those unsuccessful hopefuls
would be given many more chances to make the
squad later in the season, when the luckier net-
men might feel content to rest on their laurels.
Dick Schilling, jack Scanlon and Joe Haggerty,
the returning lettermen, were joined on the
squad by Fernando Moreno, Walter McTeigue,
Bob Valise, Aurelio Montinola and Caleb Oakley.
An attractive nine-match schedule has been
arranged, and the talent manifest on such a
squad gives rise to the hope that things are
looking up again in the Fordham tennis world.
Krais, with an eye to the future, has announced
his aim to develop the younger element on the
team so that following Ram aggregations will
have the advantage of the experience acquired
April 19 Steven's Institute
23 C. C. N. Y.
26 Brooklyn College fHomej
30 West Point
May 9 Brooklyn Polytechnic
10 Rutgers fHomej
14 King's Point fl-Iomej
Instead of hacking up the cherished soil on
IN former years the ardent par-
busters on the campus would indulge their favor-
ite pastime with a mashie niblick and a few
worn-out drugstore balls on the football field,
with an eye on the gym to see if Pat Kenneally
would come raging out at their destruction of
his sacred gridiron. This year, however, golfers
on the campus again found a more interesting
and certainly more rewarding aspect to their
pursuits in the return of the Varsity Golf Team
to the sports limelight.
Credit for this enobling endeavor goes to
spirited Dick Cole, who last year initiated its
half-hearted revival. As player-manager Dick
and jack Coffey had attempted with not too
much success to put the Maroon back upon the
golf horizon. This year, however, their enter-
prising efforts were blessed with much greater
success. As early as january they began arranging
an attractive twelve-match schedule which would
occupy the golfer's time from early April to the
end of the term.
Returning from last years' squad were letter-
men Nick Provenzano, joe Hoppel and Ed Bres-
lin. Art McGee, Hal Boudreau of football fame,
joe Pasquarelli and Howie Van Oehssen helped
to fill out the squad. But both Cole and Coffey
were agreeably surprised that, among the candi-
dates, were Ronald Allen, the 1946 New Jersey
Interscholastic champion, and Charles Rogers, a
member of last years' winning high school squad
the quadrangle or the gridiron, the boys worked
out at the Split Rock Municipal course, where
all their home matches are played. An insignifi-
cant item in municipal sports circles last year,
this season's squad turned out to be one of the
best in Ram history, completing the campaign with
seven victories, two ties and three defeats.
The first three matches resulted in a pair of ties
-with Queens and Stevens Tech, and a loss to
Columbia. Two successive triumphs were then
registered, one over Hofstra Q9-75, the other
against St. Peter's Q8-Zj.
Columbia then won its second match over the
Maroon, followed by four victories in a row-
Manhattan C15-51, Queens Q7-lj, Stevens Q5-4j,
St. Peter's then turned the tables on the Rams
by a 5 to 1 count, and in the season finale Hof-
stra was defeated again, this time by an 8 to 1
Manager-captain Dick Cole achieved the best
individual record for the season, winning six of
his seven individual matches. Charlie Rodgers
trailed Cole with eight victories and three losses,
and Nick Provenzano won seven, tied one and
April 16 Queens fHomej
18 Columbia . fl-lomej
2 2 Stevens Q Homej
24 Hofstra Qlfl-Ioniej
29 St. Peter's iff-Homej
May 3 Columbia 5 Y ,
6 Manhattan 5, Qltfomej
9 Queens r ,
13 Stevens 'Q '- ' J
16 Manhattan - ,Q
20 St. Peter's
ONE of the oldest and most pros-
perous forms of athletics at Fordham-a sport
which dates back to the early eighteen hundreds
-is baseball. The first game was played at Rose
Hill sometime in the Hfties and, in the years that
have followed, the name of Fordham has always
been linked with the best in college baseball.
Several times during the past twenty years the
mythical eastern championship has been con-
ceded to the nine representing the Old Maroon,
and once, in 1942, the crown of the newly formed
Metropolitan Conference was won by the dia-
mond stalwarts who performed on Fordham
A major portion of the success of the Maroon
squads in the past twenty-five years is a result
of the genuine interest and tireless endeavor of
son as baseball coach at Fordham, jack is in the
jack Coffey. Now in his Silver Anniversary sea-
"Genial jack and Iwo maiusiaysl'
process of rebuilding his Ram baseball team
which barely eked out an existence during the
lean war years.
With most of last season's team back in uni-
form, and aided by the return of several former
players, the Coffeymen are making their first
definite move towards their former position of
prominence during this 1947 season.
At the present writing five games have been
played, with two victories and three defeats re-
corded. Handicapped by inclement weather,
which limited outdoor practice to little more
than a week, the season was successfully launched
with a stirring 8 to 7 victory over St. Peter's.
Trailing by one run going into the last half of
the eighth inning, the Rams tied it up as Captain
Perry Mee singled, and circled the basepaths on
a hit batsman, a long fly and a wild pitch. Left-
fielder Tom Cusmano then pushed across the
winning tally with a long three-base hit deep
into right field.
Don Wiederecht, who relieved starter jim
Arbucho in the fourth frame, was the winning
Following a postponement with C. C. N. Y.,
the Rams achieved their second victory of the
season on April 7, defeating Rutgers by a 6 to 5
score. A two-run rally in the top half of the
eighth inning gave the Maroon its victory and
enabled Coach CoiTey's number one hurler, jim
Arbucho, to win his first start of the campaign.
Centerfielder Mark Howe knocked in the tying
run with a triple and scored the winning tally on
a long Hy ball by Ray Metrulis.
The next afternoon the Rams dropped their
Met Conference inaugural to Brooklyn College,
bowing by a 14 to 8 count. Although holding the
Kingsmen to but eight scattered hits, wildness
on the part of the Maroon hurlers and some loose
play in the held proved costly.
Two days later, in another Conference en-
counter, this with Hofstra, the Maroon again
emerged on the short end of the score, 16 to 8.
Then came one of the really fine ball games
of the young season, as Rose Hill went down to
defeat at the hands of the Yale Blue, 5 to 1.
Playing before a capacity crowd of 5000 spec-
tators at New Haven, Fordham's jim Arbucho
and Eli's Frank Quinn, one of the East's out-
standing college twirlers, engaged in a brilliant
pitching duel. Arbucho allowed one unearned
run in the opening inning and his mates tied it
up in the second when Tom Cusmano singled,
stole second and came all the way around on
jim Quinn's line drive single to right.
It was a scoreless affair thereafter until the
last of the eighth, when Yale shortstop Art
Moher lifted a long drive into the stands in left
field for a home run with Pitcher Quinn on first
base. Although beaten, Arbucho was very ef-
fective, allowing only four hits, fanning four
and passing only one.
For the remaining eighteen games of the
schedule Coach Coffey plans to use the regular
lineup of Ray Metrulis, at hrstg Perry Mee, at
secondg Tony Camera, at thirdg jim Quinn,
shortstopg Tom Cusmano, left fieldg Mark Howe,
center, and Frank Lyons, right field. Walt Kozol
and Bob Tully will handle the catching and sup-
porting Arbucho on the mound will be Don
Wiederecht, Walt Suchowiecki, Tom McKeon,
Bill Kay, Harry Magee and Ed Kaminski.
"Arbucho on the Mound."
- at Fordham
at Dexter Park
April 15-Wagner ----
16-Kings Point -
19-Columbia - -
23-St. john's - - -
26-New York University - - at N. Y. U.
29-N. Y. State Mar. Academy - - at Fordham
May 1-C. C. N. Y. ---- at C. C. N. Y.
3-St. john's - - - at Fordham
7-Seton Hall - at Fordham
at West Point
10--Army - - -
14-Brooklyn College -
15-Villanova - - - at Villanova
17-New York University - at Fordham
21-Hofstra ---- at Fordham
-Manhattan - t F dh
28 a or am
3 1 at Princeton
CONTRARY to all reports, the war
is not over. Those reports, which are more on
the noisy side, can be heard any afternoon coming
from the basement of Collins Hall as the Ford-
ham Varsity Rifle Team shoots off its practice
The driving force behind this team and the
one who is entrusted with the difiicult task of
molding an organization of its type, is Sergeant
Sam Krus. If you should happen on the "Sarge"
during working hours, chances are one look
would not sufhce. It takes a series of slow glances
to break through the perpetual cigar-smoke haze
that seems to follow him around. In his office
just olif the rifle range, with one eye glued to a
telescope for checking scores on the little white
targets, the "Sarge" will gladly expound to any
comer his optimism over the team.
The team has not won too many matches this
year, there can't be any arguments about that,
but the boys are still young. A winning combina-
tion can't be worked out in the space of a few
months. This sport is no different from any
other-it just can't be rushed. Wheii the season
started last term, there were only a few old-
timers in the group. Old-timers in that they
might have been around before the war, or pos-
sibly last year. This year's captain, Joe Iacovo,
earned his letter in '46, as did John Aellen and
Thomas H. Smith. Those are the boys that the
team necessarily had to be built around.
The boys got off to a slow start, dropping
quite a few matches, both shoulder to shoulder
matches and postal matches. lacovo and Aellen
were the only boys with shoulder to shoulder
experience behind them, so we were decidedly
at a disadvantage. By january 4th of this year
things had brightened up considerably. Navy
invited us down for a match on their range at
Annapolis on that date. Our boys had some ex-
perience behind them now, and it would be inter-
esting to see how they would do against a really
tough foe. We didn't beat Navy but we gave
them quite a tussle. The final score was some-
thing like 1358 to 1325. But that thirty-three
point advantage was taken from the standing
position which is the most difficult, and which
takes a lot of practice.
Our team took its first match against Rochester
in a postal affair. We also took a couple of other
mail-order affairs with the University of Pitts-
burgh and Penn State. The two matches that
really showed our boys to good advantage were
the ones conducted with Columbia. Those boys
really know how to shoot and were highly fa-
vored to swamp us. One couldn't expect the
boys to do the impossible but they almost did.
In the first match Columbia beat us by two
points, and in the second contest, which was
held here on March lst, the Lions managed to
beat us by one point 888-887. We outscored
them from every position except from prone,
and that spelled the difference between victory
and defeat. That's the kind of improvement the
team has been showing all year.
Sergeant Krus with justifiable pride can look
on his 1947 edition of the Ramrods, and know
that next year Fordham will really show the
opposition how a rifle match should be shot off.
. ,CED by a robust crew of ardent en-
thusiasts, Fencing again emerged upon the Ford-
ham sports scene this year with all of its old pre-
war vigor, if not its success. Too long had it
been missing from the sports pages of the RAM
and it was welcomed back with gusto. Mr. john
Winters, of the faculty, took over the teaching
reins and fashioned a ten-man squad out of many
candidates whose only claim, with a few notable
exceptions, to their jobs was their unbounded
enthusiasm. And it was their loyalty, devotion
and interest that made the season a tribute to
them as well as their coach.
Nick Paschalides was chosen captain of a team
which was featured by the work of Vinnie Simko,
Dick Lutz and Bill Latzko. Long gruelling hours
in the gym were spent to teaching the boys the
rudiments of the trade, and how to handle them-
selves in intercollegiate competition. The highly
technical and stylized aspects of this intricate
sport were stressed amid the confusion of a
basketball scrimmage and the clatter of the track-
men negotiating their laps around the floor. It
was amazing that any team emerged at all under
these difficutl conditions.
The Ram fencers engaged in six matches and
lost them all. In one or two cases, however, a
break or a difficult decision which went against
them decided the issue. This was notable in the
Columbia affair which, after much prespiration
and anticipation, became a disappointing defeat.
But, as they must. Fordham's fencers took their
travails in stride, realizing that "Rome wasn't
built in a day." The cry of "Wait 'til next year"
carries some significance on the campus when
the fencing team is considered, as most of the
boys will be back with a year of invaluable,
though at times disheartening, experiencegunder
their belts. It is confidently expected that with
the spirit displayed this year and the ability
hinted at in this season's matches, Fordham's
fencing rivals next year will find the Maroon a
much tougher and more victorious aggregation.
Fordham 1 Army 16
Fordham 4 N. Y. U. 23
Fordham 11 Columbia 16
Fordham 3 Mercado Club 24
Fordham 9 Princeton 18
Fordham 3 Brooklyn College 24
,EED by its outstanding individual
performer, Captain Johnnie Sorman, Coach john
Lyttle's swimming team enjoyed a fairly success-
ful season during the winter campaign, capturing
top honors in three of the ten meets, and finish-
ing fifth in the Metropolitan College Cham-
Bowing to such tank powers as Columbia,
R. P. I., Rutgers, Colgate, Syracuse, N. Y. U.
and C. C. N. Y., the Maroon natators were long
on quality but short on quantity, and the superior
depth of these opponents proved to be too much
for the Lyttlernen to handle.
The mermen started the season off on the
right foot with a convincing 40 to 55 triumph
over Brooklyn College on December 7. jack
Crilly in the quarter mile free-style, john New-
ton in the 150-yard backstrokeg the 300-yard
medley relay composed of john Sorman, John
Newton and john McLoughlin, and the un-
beatable Sorman in the 200-yard backstroke,
were the featured performers in this inaugural
A week later the Rams suffered their first
defeat, losing to Columbia by a 43 to 32 count
in the Lion pool. Noticeably weak in the sprint
events, the Maroon annexed first in three events.
john Sorman won the breast-stroke once again,
the 500-yard medley relay, with Newton, Sorman
and McLoughlin, was an easy winner, and the
400-yard free-style quartet of Don Kiesel, Stan
Nowicki, Sorman and McLoughlin also tri-
umphed. Adding to the Ram total were Charlie
Kane, jim Nugent, Don Kiesel, John Newton
and Jack Crilly, who garnered second places.
Kiesel also came through with a third and New-
ton finished second in the dive.
The mermen, who did their Christmas shop-
ping early, presented Coach Lyttle with a 45 to
30 victory gift over Manhattan just four days
before Christmas. In defeating the jaspers,
George Roach was the individual star with vic-
tories in both the 50 and 100. The medley relays
finished first once again and john Sorman made
it three straight in his backstroke specialty.
Speedy John also took second in the quarter
free-style. The other scorers were john Newton,
with a pair of seconds, and Don Kiesel and
jack Crilly, each with a second and a third to
During the Christmas holidays the team swam
against two of the section's best--Syracuse and
Rensselaer-and was defeated in both outings.
john Sorman and the 500-yard medley relay were
the lone bright spots in the losses to the Orange
and the men from Troy. I
Despitethe absence of john Sorman and john
Newton, the Lyjllelemen returnedi to the victor's
circle on: Feliuary 1, defeating St. Peter's of
jersey City, 35 to 51. Kane, Crilly and Roach
were all victors for the Maroon, while the 400-
yard free-style relay quartet of Broderick, No-
wicki, Kiesel and Roach clinched the meet for
Fordham in the final event of the afternoon.
Three weeks later the Rams played host to
Colgate and were beaten, 62 to 13. The lone Ram
to break into the victory column was john Sor-
man, who annexed the 200-yard breast-stroke.
Rutgers, City College and N. Y. U. defeated
the Maroon and, in the Metropolitan Collegiate
Championships, staged at the Brooklyn College
pool at the season's end, Fordham finished fifth
with eighteen points. The Rams' best effort was
a second place in the 300-yard medley relay,
in which the trio of john Sorman, john Newton
and john McLoughlin trailed N. Y. U. over the
finish line. Rounding out the scoring for Rose
Hill were Don Kiesel, fourth in the 220-yard
free-style, john Sorman, third in the 200-yard
breast-stroke, john Newton, fifth in the fancy
dive, and the 400-yard free-style relay fBroderick,
Kiesel, Nowicki and Sormanj fourth.
REV. ROBERT I. GANNON, S.j., President of the University
REV. LAWRENCE A. WALSH, SJ., Dems of the College
REV. FREDERICK ENGEI., SJ., Dean of Discipline
REV. PHILIP HURLEY, SJ., Student Coumellor
REV. THEODORE FARLEY, SJ., Studenl Coznzsellor
HON. BRIEN MCMAHON, United Staley Senator from Comzeclirut
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd V. Cornwall Mrs. Margaret Potter
Dr. Marc C. Angelillo
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Bain
Mr. john J. Bennett, jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Brennan
Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Breslin
Mr. C. V. Brown
Mrs. John F. Duffy
Mr. jose Ibanez
Mr. Harry D. Kane
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Looney
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Mattingly
Mrs. William Monahan
Newman Sc Neal, Inc.
Mrs. Anna Portway
Mr. Edward L. Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred B. Shells
Mrs. L. S. Sykes
In memory of Lt. john T. Leahy, '41
Mr. Stephen F. Balinski
Edward L. Breen
Mr. Frank Carrociola
Mr. P. J. Cody
Mr. Charles Gullra
Mr. Thomas S. Hogan
Mr. Joseph A. Hoppel
Mr. john C. Kane
Mr. A. P. Lamerson
Mr. Daniel F. Nugent
Mrs. Eugenia O'Hern
Mr. Charles Puleo
Mr. Louis Schilling
Mr. Donald V. Simko
Mrs. Isabelle C. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Spiegel
Mrs. C. R. Steers
Mr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Mr. Willis E. Sullivan
The Editors wish to acknowledge the contributions of the following to
the publication of the 1947 MAROON:
Rev. Lawrence A. Walsh, SJ., Dean of the College, for his generous
Rev. Joseph E. O'Neill, SJ., Faculty Advisor to the 1947 MAROON, for
his patient counsel.
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Publishing Corp., for their invaluable and artistic assistance.
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many of the pictures in the book.
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on page 33.
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The Editors of the Fordham RAM, for enduring our use of their very busy
telephone at the most disconcerting times.
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has been deeply appreciated.
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actual and urgent problems of contemporary life and thought.
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TRY THE BOOKSTORE FIRST!
R E M E M B E R . . .
that the Bookstore is THE fully-stocked supply center on the campus, featuring
school supplies which are right for your needs and kind to your pocketbook.
B O O K S T O R E
"On the Campus"
Convenient - Economical
CUN N INGHAM BROTHERS
"Peacock Brand Food Products"
519-521 WEST 16th STREET
NEW YORK CITY
. . . the high mark of
fine class jewelry!
Like your own class, generations of graduates have confidently
chosen graduation rings bearing the D Sr C mark of high quality.
Since 1898 such rings have been proudly worn by the members of
thousands of classes, assured by our "made right" guarantee that
their rings exemplified the best in design, material, workmanship
The new Fordham Companion Ring is a miniature replica of the
standard ring shown above. On display at Fordham Book Store
and our New York showroom.
DIEGES AND CLUST
l 1 1 -
17 JOHN STREET. NEW YORK 8 ' BOSTON ' NEW ORLEANS ' PROVIDENCE
JOHN RANDLES, Inc.
208-10 WATER STREET
NEW YORK 7, N- Y- BEekman 3 2593
WM. FENLEY, lMdl?dg8l'
KENOVER PAINTING, Inc.
Decorating and Painting Contractors
613 SECOND AVENUE
NEW YORK CITY
MUrray Hill 5-1577
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE
OF BRONX COUNTY
EDWARD 1. FLYNN
Claairman, Exemtizfe Committee
RAymond 9-413 1
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313 EAST KINGSBRIDGE ROAD
PRIVATE BANQUET ROOM
Corner Fordham Road Adjoining Windsor Theatre
WEST - ENGLISH COMPANY, Inc.
Wholesale Dealers in Sea Food
15 5- 1 57 SOUTH STREET
FULTON MARKET NEW YORK
Bliekman 3-0866 - 7 - 8
Best Wifbef to the
CLASS OF 1947
MR. AND MRS. HARRY H. SMITH, JR.
Paterson, N. J.
Bef! Wfifbef to the
CLASS OF 1947
MR. AND MRS. EDWARD F. KIEFER
South Coventry, Conn,
Compliments to the
CLASS OF 1947
CORONET MILITARY UNIFORM CO.
New York, N, Y.
BENZIGER BROTHERS, Inc.
26-28 PARK PLACE
fOne Block North of Barclay Streetj
Phone AL 4-3053
Church Goods - Religious Articles
New York, N. Y
Uniforms and Sports Equipment
SPORTING Goons co. .
1027-29 E. TREMONT AVE.
In West Farms Square
BRONX 60, N. Y.
DAyton 3-408 2
The name tbafs
FRANK HABECK CO.
Plumbing and Heating Contractors
2479 ELM PLACE
Bronx 58, New York
COX SONS AND VINING
Bef! lViJbeJ from
M A D O W ' S
Your Family jeweler Since 1898
THE KEATING CAFETERIA
263 EAST FORDHAM ROAD BRONX, N. Y
Best Wfifbes io the
CLASS OF 1947
THE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
Good Luck to the
CLASS OF 1947
THE CLASS OF 1949
THE CONNECTICUT CLUB
H. DE MATTEI
53 PARK PLACE
NEW YORK, N. Y.
56 EAST 125th STREET
NEW YORK, N. Y.
Lehigh 4-4412 - 4413
Cocktail Bar - Restaurant
373 E. Fordham Rd.
Bronx, N. Y.
416 E. 149th St.
Bronx, N. Y.
C. H. SCHMITT 84 CO.
Carpets - Linoleum - Asphalt - Cork
Rubber and Plastic Tile
60 WARREN STREET
NEW YORK, N. Y.
BA 7-7676 - 7
WHEN FORDI-IAM fellows want a PICTURE
WHERE do you think they meet?
WHY at UNIVERSITY STUDIOS-
right across the street.
466 EAST FORDHAM ROAD
Opp. Fordham University
BRONX 58, N. Y.
MElrose 5-5024 - 5025
CONTINENTAL SUPPLY CO
General Paper Merchants
550 TRINITY AVE.
BRONX, N. Y.
Z 8: O UNIFORM CO., Inc
Makers of Royal Uniforms
"FIT FOR A KING"
257 FOURTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, N. Y.
O'CONNOR 8: HEANEY
79-12 ROOSEVELT AVE.
JACKSON HEIGHTS, L. I.
Will: Every Good Uf"iJlJ for the
CLASS OF 1947
WHEATALITY BAKERY, Inc.
Wholesale Cake and Pastry Bakers
1360 LAFAYETTE AVE.
ABT AND LEWI
Wfholesale Dealers in
Quality Sea Food
NEW YORK N Y 626-30 HEGNEY PLACE
DAyr0n 9-8404 NEW YORK 55, N. Y.
B .rf WV! I
JOHN ADAMS HENRY, Inc. 6 'Im 0
Mr. and fThe Futurej Mrs.
Fruits and Vegetables
THE TERRIBLE TEN
Under the "El"
NEW AND USED BOOKS
E. MACHLETT 8: SON
Laboratory Apparatus and
220 EAST 23rd STREET
NEW YORK 10, N. Y.
C om plimenlx 0 f
THE RIVAL DRUG COMPANY
279 EAST FORDHAM RD.
BRONX, N. Y.
Microscopes - Microtomes - Accessorxes
Micro-Projectors - Balopticons
New and Used - Bought - Sold - Exchanged
AUGUST WAELDIN, Inlc.
Est. One-third of a Century
10 MAIDEN LANE
NEW YORK 7, N. Y.
EAVES COSTUME CO.
C nm plimenlx of
THE FORDHAM LAUNDRY
KARL BROTHERS, Inc.
Buirks and Service
95 ELM STREET
NEW CANAAN, CONN.
ol: you and your classmates upon your school lite achieve
immortality in a carefully planned and executed yearbook.
From the arid desert of Arizona, and the sultry green island
of Puerto Rico, to the snow-blanketed slopes of Northern
New England, we have traveled, happy and proud to have
been an instrument in the translating into print, the humor
pathos, excitement, and sentiment Found in the campus
life of over seventy-Five colleges and preparatory schools.
As Former members oF yearbook statlis in our school days,
we bring into our professional duties a real understanding
ol: the many problems contronting each yearbook editor.
MEMBER OF COLLEGE ANNUAL PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS
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EDITOR IN CHIEF
Charles M. Mattingly
BUSINESS MANAGER FACULTY ADVISOR MANAGING EDITOR
john F. Duffy Rev. joseph E. O'Neill, SJ. Thomas G. Brennan
PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR ADVERTISING MANAGER SPORTS EDITOR
Raymond V. O'Connor
Thomas H. Smith
Robert F. Degen Leo
Edward F. Breslin
Edward P. Gilleran
SPORTS STAFF ADVERTISING STAFF
john Timoney joseph Pasquarelli, '49
Antonio Borrillo Kenneth Kiefer
Leo Tarpey John P. Ford
Martin Devine, '48
Robert Henabery, '48
IN closing this book
we close a year and a chapter
of our life. The staff hopes the
1947 MAROON will always be
a fond memorial of those years
at Fordham which have made
us older, wiser and more stal-
wart members of the militant
and eternal Church.
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