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PUBLICATION OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
CALIFORNIAThe blood oj these, our precious youth,
Has been shed in righteous cause.
Defending freedom from tyrants all,
They have earned their celestial throne.
We humbly dedicate this book to the memory of those Dons who gave their lives in World War II to preserve this mighty nations high ideals; they died so that we might live and carry on under the same inspired Credo of this University.The
It hardly seems possible that another year has gone by....
Another graduating class doff their sombreros to the campanile and, bowing, turn their heads toward the business world and ultimate success.
The Class of '47 have every right to be proud of themselves. They have met more barriers and sidestepped more pitfalls than perhaps any other. Their four scholastic years have been stretched to six—with a World War sandwiched in—yet these men have-followed the traditions of the University, have lived up to its Credo.
It is the intention of this book to recall some of the experiences of these past six years. Perhaps its few pages will also store a few memories for later years when we will look back on these scholastic years as the happiest in our lives.
1946'47PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
EUGENE T. MURRAY
EDWARD W. COUCH
BUS N ESS MAN A G E RUniversity of San Francisco.
EUGENE T. MURRAY, Editor JAMES B. STEPHENS, Sports Editor FRANCIS DONOHUE EDWARD W. COUCH, Business Manager RICHARD RAFFETTO, Art Editor PATRICK FIFIELD, Cover Design JOSEPH TRUZZOLINO BERK QUINN, Photography Editor JOSEPH T. MOUILLE, Advertising Manager FRANCIS CASSIDY RINALDO CARMAZZI JEREMIAH F. O’NEILL RAYMOND O’BRIEN
The Trade Pressroom Don Bosco Photography StudioADMINISTRATIONThe Adios
REV. RAYMOND T. FEELY, S.J. Dean of Faculties“•.'•if
University of San Francisco.
REV. PAUL J. HARNEY, S.J. Dean of MenThe Adios
JOSEPH A. VEDOVA
ASUSF VICE-PRESIDENTUniversity of San Francisco,
Standing: Vincont Sullivan, Jack Ricrdan, Jack Durkin, Bill Richards. Rod Martinolli, Rinaldo Carmazzl, Andre Chicourrat. Dick Raffetto, Torry McGuire. Kneeling: Bob Jones, Don Galvin, Don Farbstoin, Joe Vevcda, Dan O'Brien, Gerry Kilaay, Bud Jenkins.
BOARD OF STUDENT CONTROL
Don Schott, Tom Dooling, Kyne Colton, James Mansinne, Bennett Levinson (chairman).SENIORSThe Adios
ANDRE C. CHICOURRAT GERALD J. CROWLEY HARRY J. BUTLER
PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT TREASURER
Senior Representatives: KEVIN H. CROWLEY, VINCENT SULLIVAN
THE CLASS OF ‘47
lire Class of ’45 graduates two years Ix-hind schedule and under a new designation— the Class of '47. 'I here have probably been more action and eventful activities in the six year period than in any normal tenure of college life.
Although behind schedule, the ('lass of '47 will take with it memories of history making years—four years all told—evenly divided into periods of two years. The years 1941 to 1947 were the greatest in the history of the University of San Francisco. Hie Class of ’47 served as the foundation lor these epoch marked years: they were in from the start and played a vital part in the formation of many of its affairs.
Scattering now to their variously chosen fields, the Class of ‘47 can look back with satisfaction at a job well done, a task which accounted for many hours spent in the behalf of the University. Hut now in retrospect, the ('lass of ‘47 can well l c proud and the thought of having taken such a significant part will linger with them throughout their life.
Entering as Freshmen in the Fall of ‘41. the eager, fearful newcomers were embarking on their four year course of study only vaguely aware of the important events which were to transpire. The ('lass of '4 entered the University during the era which had been prophesized as the greatest years of the Hilltop in all activities, the Golden Age of the University of San Francisco.
The greatest enrollment in the history of USF had just been completed and the ('.lass of '45 was the largest f reshman class ever to pass through the west portals of the Administration building. The athletic situation was indeed bright with |clf Cravath up from the South to build a great Don football machine; new buildings were being contemplated and a reorganization of activities was to take place. The future was truly encouraging and great things were expected of the new class. The ('lass of ’45 was to Ik- the class which would go down in the annals of the University as the one who would he the s|x nsoring group of new and varied events.
The Senior Patio, a gift of the recently-departed seniors, was first opened in the autumn months. In an obscure corner of the "Foghorn" was a small story telling of the draftingUniversity of San Francisco
of thirty Dons, the Senior Class President included. Father Patrick Foote, S.J. was honored hy the City for his sixty years of devotion to the Jesuit order. New professors had been added to the faculty; and the Activities Committee, under the head of the colorful John Gallagher, was already laying plans for the various rallies and functions for the football season.
“George Washington Slept Here," a West Coast premiere at that, was handled in a masterful fashion by the College Players and was the first grand production viewed by the new Freshmen. Father Joseph Stack, S.J. conducted the first Retreat most of the new students had ever attended. I he Maraschi Club was holding its annual cioppino feed for the footballers and the St. Ives I.aw Club was featuring well-known alumni speakers.
Ed Cremcn was elected president of the young ciass while other officers included: Hill Barry, Frank O’Connell, Fran Blackwell, and Mario Barsotti. An impromptu rally on the Friday before the Bronco game landed the Dons at the Mayor’s office, the Chief of Police’s office, and eventually to Third and Market streets where the (Irccn and Cold banner was strung up at this, one of the busiest intersections in the city.
A premonition of things to come occurred early in November when Dan Fisk, one of die beloved football immortals of the I lilltop, was killed in an air training crash. The University took some time to recover from this blow.
'lhe football machine continued to roll on with the Dons breaking even in their contests but having the distinction of being the highest scoring eleven on the Pacific Coast. Alpha Sigma Nu was conducting a club survey of the University while the Gavel, IRC, Wasmann and Bio-Chem Clubs were all having their own special programs. The Soph Drag came and went with Ernie I leckshcr and his band supplying the music.
The Senior Raffie was conducted and the Adios stall appointed while the Execs attempted early morning meetings because of conflicting class schedules. 'Hie famed Jesuit, Father Martin Cyril D’Arcy, S.J., made one of his rare public appearances at the University and s|K ke to an interested capacity audience in the University Auditorium. Bob Riordan, Joe Kelly, and Frank Poggi represented the Freshman ('lass in a northern California debate.
Mississippi State was welcomed into town with a huge reception, a parade up Market Street and pre-game festivities, featuring a huge night rally which was broadcasted. This was the first great interscctional tilt the school had contracted. The first issue of the Quarterly went on sale in December with Gene Murray, Pete Eojo and Bob Riordan well representing the ('lass of “ ’45". Though the Dons lost the interscctional game, they were not a defeated group of men as they relived the day’s experiences that night at their post-game dance.
1 Jardly had the cheering died down on that Saturday night—the last peaceful night many Dons were to enjoy—when the black cloud of war appeared on the horizon. Pearl Harbor had been attacked and a new chapter was to Ik- added to the story of the ('lass of ’45.
The University was to Ik mobilized.
At the assembly held the following Tuesday, the late Colonel Donald Sanger delivered one of the most inspiring speeches ever heard on the campus. His conclusion was a prophecy: “We won’t be on the short end." I lis words had been paraphrased by Father William Dunne, S.J., in a message to the Secretary of War, offering the full facilities of the University to the War Department.
Like the lull before a storm when things are normal, the University continued its full round of activities for the students, but deep in the hearts of all was the knowledge that a greater task was in the offing for the majority. Believing that memories were to play an important part in the future of students, the various activities were conducted as previously planned. The Winter Festival was held successfully along with several receptions and the Class of ’45 took an active part in the leadership of these affairs. It was the prelude to fare wells which were to conic.
In addition to all of this, the Class of ’45 began spearheaded drives to help the war effort. Under the direction of Father Lyons, S.J., a Civilian Defense Hospital Corps was organized with over 200 men taking part. A benefit dance for the Red Cross was held, while aThe Adios
basketball tournament was started to buy a bomber. Bonds were doing a landslide business at the bookstore, and this led to the most famous venture of them all—the "Buy a Jeep" campaign headed by Ed Robinson, Jim Moser and Gene Murray. Colonel Sanger received an Honorary Degree from the University before departing for active duty. Father Jerome Sullivan, S.J., as the first priest from the University to leave for Chaplain's School.
The Spring registration figures showed a small drop and the jeep drive got into full gear. With the slogan “Make them weep—buy a Jeep,” the Dons flocked for bonds and bought not seven as originally planned but twenty jeeps. A special commendation was received from the Treasury Department praising the University for its initiative. The Frosh Fandango was held at the California Country Club, the last formal for many of the old-timers. Big name radio and screen stars made personal appearances on the campus to spur the bond drives.
Shortly, thereafter, the football situation changed as A1 Tassi replaced Jeff Cravath and a physical education program invaded the Hilltop. More men were called into the Armed Forces but still the college continued its activities schedule. The student body elections were held and Junior Week was a success. Father and Sons’ night and President’s Day were long-remembered days while the Mother’s Day Communion-Breakfast, sponsored by the Sodality was proclaimed most successfully by the studentbody. Nineteen seniors were commissioned and the “Adios” made its appearance.
There was no rest during the summer recess as accelerated courses were offered and taken by most of the students. There was no activity during the summer months save for one breathing-spell dance as the Dons concentrated on their books.
With the Fall Semester, the “Foghorn” had been reduced to tabloid version, another indication that the time was near at hand when the exodus would take place. A rigid schedule of classes had been planned for the remaining students. The student body had been slashed by nearly forty percent and activities were held to a minimum as the University swung into full steam to train men for the Armed Forces. The next several months saw the students confine their affairs to academic functions; it was evident that most of them would be called soon. It mattered little what happened on the gridiron or at the dances; these were only last gatherings before Dons would leave to join their friends who had preceded them. Already, many of the Dons were playing a featured part in the tremendous 'trugglc.
In the Spring of ’43, the University dropped to the lowest ebb of its existence. By me end of the summer months ninety percent of the students had deserted the campus for the Armed Forces. A score of Dons had been shipped to the Air Forces via Lincoln, Nebraska, to begin training for their silver wings. Close on the heels of the Air Corps’ call came the Enlisted Reserve active orders. These two orders alone swept seventy percent of the student body into the service. The Navy Department entered the scene and snatched away most of the remaining Dons. Finally, the few remaining advanced course ROTC students were ordered to Monterey, California, for basic training.
Although there were but a few students left, the University would continue to teach its Credo as long as there were men eager to learn. Meanwhile the War Department had heeded the gracious offer of Father President, and established an Army Specialized Training Unit on the eastern slopes of the campus—ASTP No. 3925. The slacks, T-shirts and saddle shoes were replaced by neatly pressed army pants, dull O. D. shirts and military high-cut shoes.
For over a year, Catholics, Protestants, and Jews served shoulder to shoulder in the shadows of the twin spires to absorb training for the great conflict—a true exemplification of the Credo of the University of San Francisco.
With the end of the war in sight, the University turned to the task of rehabilitating itself for the new joh ahead. The G. I. Bill of Rights had offered educational opportunities to untold thousands of Americans. The Hilltop had already started huge preparations to meet this demand. Critical shortages of professors and materials were evident throughout the nation, but the University, never ceasing to maintain its high standards, began to scour the country in search of the l cst.
The Fall of ’45, the year most of the Freshmen of ’41 had expected to graduate, sawUniversity of San Francisco
ihc students beginning to trickle back. At first, the trickle was hardly noticeable, but like the unrushing water which tumbles down the hillside gaining momentum with every mile, the trickle turned into a mighty torrent by the summer of 1946.
USF had not been caught totally unprepared. The faculty was the largest in history. Campus improvements were begun. Insurmountable obstacles were overcome after long and patient hours of struggle, and always the Credo of the University was the guiding light.
When the doors opened in the Spring, the registration soared over the 1000 mark; in the Fall of 1946, registration figures mounted as over 1500 students were enrolled in the day division alone; then, incredibly, over 2200 students had been registered in all the school’s departments by the Spring of 1947.
The Class of ’45 had entered the University with the distinction of being the pace-making Class, but recent events and the tremendous expansion of the University had replaced this burden on the incoming freshmen, the Class of 1950. To the Class of 1950, the Class of ’45 (now the Class of ’47) will leave the example of a fine record of the past six years.
In years to come, the Class of ’47 will look back on their adventures with sentimental thoughts and remembrances of happy years; to many, these four broken years will have been the happiest of their lives; to all, these months will be the most unforgettable.
Jerry Kelly was a Don; he was one of the first to be called to active duty. He w-as killed in an airplane crash on the bleak Nevada desert. Though Jerry did not return, he did pen a letter before his fatal crash, a letter which should be placed in the archives of the University, for it truly epitomizes the love for the University which every Don cherishes in his heart.
Reminiscing in this letter, Jerry said, “I thought of all the good times I had in my few years there and how I wished I could re-live them. Remember the first dance I went to, our Frosh Fandango, wasn’t it? It was the first time I had my father’s car and we used up most of the gas driving around the city. . . .
“Remember the football games and the teams we had? And that Fresno trip, will I ever forget it! You’ll never forget the time we got into trouble in Trig class and almost got thrown out. And those book reports for History class, how we used to plug them out together the night before they were due. . . .
“I can’t help laughing when you were almost caught smoking in the halls by a member of the BSC and you ditched the smoke in your pocket so they wouldn’t see it. It burned almost everything including your bid to the Soph Drag.
"We had a lot of fun down in the Green and Gold Room when I used to beat you at pool. Cutting classes just to get the thrill out of it . . . hardly realizing that we were in college.
You first thought of betting on the colors of the gum in that machine when they first installed it in the G and G room. . . .”
Yes, Jerry felt the same way that members of the Class of ’47 will feel come June 1 when they will sever the closer tics with the University they have called home for over four years —four years split by an interval of history making headlines.
With them, the Class of ’47 will be carrying the University of San Francisco Credo, a creed which they will adhere to the rest of their lives, a creed which will lead them to happiness. The path has been long and hazardous; many times have the Class members stumbled and fell, but always, like the evening star along the horizon, the Credo of the University has lighted their path. It is the shining star of the Jesuit system of education and its final sentence summarizes in the most succinct manner possible, the philosophy which has been the standard for our four years at the Hilltop:
"The University believes, briefly, in the teachings of Christ, Who held that morality must regulate the personal, family, economic, political and international life of men if civilization is to endure."The Adios
AHERN. RICHARD F. JR.. B.S.
Business Administration Sun Francisco
Soccer, Vico President Senior Class, Ciana Elreann, Madonna of tire Dons Sodality. Army
BARBAGEIATA, ROBERT D.. B.S.
Economics San Francisco
President Freshman Class, Navy
ALEXANDER, RALPH WERNER, B.S.
Soccer. Wasmann Society. Army
BIRSINGER. EUGENE JOSEPH. B.S.
Business Administration San Francisco
Basketball, Manager, Madonna of the Dons Sodality, Army Air CorpsUniversity of San Francisco
BOiTEUX. LOUIS JOSEPH. B.S.
BORRAS, ENRIQUE R.. B.S.
History Puerto Rico
U. S. Army, Don Quixoto Club. Epsilon Omicron. Veterans Club
BOLAND. FRANCIS L.. B.S.
Business Administration San Francisco
Madonna cl the Dons Sodality. Varsity Basoball, Marine Corps
BUTLER. FITZMAURICE P.. B.S.
St. Ives Lav Club. Co-Chancellor, Clone Eireann. Gavel, Army Air CorpsThe Adios
BUTLER. HARRY J., B.S.
Economics San Francisco
Gave). Soccer Team, Secretary-Treasurer Senior Class, Navy
BYRNE. FRANCIS J.. B.S. Business Administration San Francisco Army Air Corps
CADE, LIONEL BRUCE. B.S.
Kappa Alpha Phi. Boxing. I. R. C.. Army
CAIN, WARREN O.. B.S. Economics San Francisco MarinesUniversity of San Francisco
CALONGE, RENE R.. B.S. Business Administration San Francisco Kappa Alpha Phi, Army
CHAPRALIS, STEVE G.. B.S.
Tennis, Foghorn. Gioo Club,
Kappa Alpha Phi
CARMAZZl, R1NALDO A., B.S.
Foghorn Editor, Foghorn Sports Editor, Junior Class Secretary, Editor Quarterly. Editor Handbook, Maraschi Club, Alpha Sigma Nu, Pi Delta Pi, Omicron Epsilon, Executive Council, Army Air Corps
CHICOURRAT. ANDRE C.. B.S.
Sophomore Class President. Junior Class Vice President, Senior Class President.
Block Club, Baseball, Glee Club, Coast GuardThe Adios
CODY. ROBERT, JOSEPH. B.S. Accounting San Francisco Omicron Epsiion. Navy
CCLTHURST. WALLACE G.. B.S.
Accounting San Francisco
Gavel, Rostrum, Foghorn. Madonna of the Dons Sodality, Intermural Tennis, Football, Air Corps
COYNE, WALTER }.. B.S. Economics San Francisco Clana Eireann, Army
CRA1GM1LE. GEORGE DAVID. B.S. Business Administration San Francisco NavyUniversity of San Francisco
CROWLEY, GERALD J., B.S.
Accounting San Francisco
Junior Class Representative, Senior Class Vice President, Clana Etroann, Glee Club. "Adics" 1943, Madonna ol the Dons Sodality, Kappa Alpha Phi, Army
DONOHOE, FRANCIS S., B.S.
Adios 1946-47, Marinos
DEL RIO, RICHARD A., B.S.
Accounting San Francisco Navy
DONOHOE, WILLIAM B.. B.S.
DONOVAN. LAWRENCE M.. B.S.
Band. Orchestra, Kappa Alpha Phi, Foghorn, Clana Eireann, Army Air Corps
DURKIN. JOHN M.. B.S.
Philosophy Richmond, Cal.
Junior Class Vice President. Vice President A. S. U. S. F., President C. I. C.. B. S. C. Chairman. Co-lounder Omlcron Epsilon, Madonna of tho Dons Sodality, Clana Eiroann. Foghorn Business Manager, 1. R. C., St. Ives Law Club. Alpha Sigma Nu. Army Air Corps
DONOHUE, JAMES K.. B.S.
Political Science San Francisco Secretary A. S. U. S. F., Foghorn Editor. St. Ives Law Club. I. R. C., U. S. Maritime Service
DWYER. RICHARD T., B.S. Business Administration San Francisco ArmyUniversity of San Francisco,
EISLER. PAUL A., B.A.
Political Science San Francisco
Foghorn. Soccer. I. R. C., Army
ENGEL. MAX ]., B.S.
Accounting San Francisco
Kappa Alpha Phi. Army Air Corps
ELCHINOFF. DEAN G., B.S.
FAIRWELL, ALVIN ROBERT. B.S.
FINN, JOHN, III, B.S.
Accounting San Francisco Navy
} FARNOW. DALE FREDERICK. B.S.
Economics San Francisco Navy Air Corps
FRECHOU. PETER W.. B.S.
Accounting San Francisco
Kappa Alpha Phi, U. S. Merchant Marine
GALLATIN, CHARLES)., B.S.
Economics San Francisco
Glee Club, St. Ives Law Club, I. R. C., Army Air CorpsUniversity of San Francisco
GALL!. LIDO ALDO. B.S.
Accounting San Francisco
Kappa Alpha Pi. Army Air Corps
GRAUL. ROBERT JAMES. B.S.
Bio-Chem Club, Executive Committee. B. S. C.. Army
GOMO, ELMORE ANTHONY. JR.. B.S. Business Administration San Francisco Naval Air Corps
GUERIN. JAMES WARREN. B.S.
HAFNER, JOHN W.. B.S.
Football, Basketball. Navy
HANNA. EDWARD MAURICE. B.S. Business Administration San Francisco
Baseball. Block Club Vice President. Navy
HUGHES. PHILIP R.. B.S.
History San Francisco
Foqhorn. Omlcron Epsilon, Army
HUNTER, FRED H., B.S.
NavyUniversity of San Francisco
HYDE, PAUL M.. B.S.
Chemistry San Francisco
Biochem, Wasmann Society, Army
JACOBS. ALFRED J.. B.S.
JENSEN. ROBERT J.. B.S.
Business Administration San Bruno
Kappa. Alpha Phi, Army Air Corps
JHU, MORETTO. B.S. Business Administration San FranciscoThe Adios
JOHNSON. YVON O.. B.S.
KAHN. Alan E.. B.S. Business Administration San Francisco Army
JURICICH. MARIO P.. B.S.
KELLY. JOSEPH G., A.B.
English San Francisco
Madonna of the Dons Sodality. Sanctuary Society, Debating, Foghorn, Baseball, Omicron EpsilonUniversity of San Francisco
KELLY. JOSEPH VINCENT. B.S.
KINNEY. ROBERT E., B.S. Business Administration San Francisco Oniicron Epsilon, Army
KENDRICK. JOSEPH A. JR., B.S. Accounting San Francisco Kappa Alpha Pi. Army
KOCKOS. JOHN. B.S.
Economics San Francisco NavyThe Adios
KOTTA. GUSTAVO. B.S. Business Administration San Francisco Army Air Corps
LANE. SAMUEL L.. B.S. Businoss Administration Oakland Army
LANDWORTH, WILLIAM. B.S.
English San Francisco Omicron, Army Epsilon, Navy
LOIO. PETER, A.B.
English San Leandro
Glee Club, Gavel, Rostrum. Philhistorians, Foghorn, Editor Quarterly. Pi Delta Pi; Kappa Lambda Sigma. Wasmann. St. Ives Law Club. I. R. C., Madonna of tho Dons Sodality, Alpha Sigma Nu, NavyUniversity of San Francisco.
LAWSON. ALBERT W.. B.S. Businoss Administration San Francisco Army
LOWE, MAX F., B.S. Business Administration Santa Rosa Navy
LOPEZ. WILLIAM. B.S. San Francisco Navy
MAGLIANO. RICHARD A., B.S.
Maraschi Club. ArmyThe Adios
McAllister, frank s.. b.s.
McAlister, hugh Charles, b.s.
Accountancy San Francisco Navy
McCRAINEY, ROBERT D.. B.S.
McDonnell, paul Charles, b.s.
Political Science San Francisco
Clana Eireann, Glee Club. International Relations Club. NavyUniversity of San Francisco
McDowell, milton case. b.s.
Foghorn, Quarterly, Navy
McGowan, iames m.. b.s. Economics San Francisco Army Air Corps
McFarland, edward j... b.$.
Economics Son Francisco Army Air Corps
MclNTOSH, FRANK JOSEPH. B.S. Business Administration Army Air CorpsThe Adios
MEAGHER. ROBERT JOSEPH, B.S. Political Science San Francisco
Sanctuary Society, Madonna of the Dons Sodality, Basketball. Marines
MOONEY. BERNARD JAMES. A.B.
MITCHELL. THOMAS F.. B.S.
Economics San Francisco Navy
MORAN. THOMAS JOSEPH. B.S.
President Clana Eireann, Swimming, ArmyUniversity of San Francisco
MURPHY, JEROME, B.S.
Foghorn, Clana Eireann, Treasurer Kappa Alpha Pi. Army
O'BRIEN, DANIEL JOSEPH HI. A.B.
Secretary-Treasurer Freshman Class, Sophomore Class President, Student Body President. Freshman Football. Soccer, Golf. Clana Eireann, Block Club. Alpha Sigma Nu, St. Ives Law Club, Executive Committee, Chairman President's Day Committee, Foghorn Staff, College Players, Coast Guard
NARDI, FRANCISCO PAUL. B.S.
O BRIEN, RAYMOND I.. B.S.
English San Francisco
Foghorn, Collogo Players, Alpha Sigma Nu. Omicron Epsilon, The Quarterly. The Adios, Navy42
O'BRIEN. MARTIN H. JR.. B.S.
Business Administration San Francisco
Games Commiltoo. Foghorn. Madonna of the Dons Sodality. St. Ives Law Club, Navy
O'NEILL. RICHARD M.. B.S.
Biology San Francisco
Sophomore Class Treasurer, Junior Class Secretary, Wasmann Society Treasurer. Biochom, Clana Eireann. Business Staff Adios '43. Navy
O'SHAUGHNESSY, JOHN ].. B.S.
PADUA. PEDRO M.. B.S.
Political Science San Francisco
Chess Club. Omicron Epsilon. International Relations Club. ArmyUniversity of San Francisco
PERKINS, DUDLEY B. JR.. B.S.
Business Administration San Francisco
Boxing, Madonna of tho Dons Sodality, Foghorn, Marines
PERRIN. LEONCE G. C., B.S.
PHILBIN. PAUL. B.S.
PICCARDO. CLARENCE P.. B.S. Business Administration Jackson. Cal.
Army Air Corps
POLONSKY. ALBERT E.. B.S.
Gavel. Army Air Corps
RICE. JOSEPH H. JR.. B.S.
Philosophy San Francisco
Basketball. Debating. Oratorical Society, Madonna oi the Dons, Scabbard and Blade. Army
SALINGER. PIERRE. B.S.
History San Francisco
Foghorn Managing Editor. Navy
SANGIACOMO. ANGELO CHARLES. B.S.
Madonna oi tho Dons. NavyUniversity of San Francisco.
SAVERI. GUIDO. B.S.
English San Francisco
Junior Class President. Maraschi Club President
SAVIO. ALBERT. B.S.
SCHIEFER. JOHN !.. B.S. Economics San Francisco Football, Marinos
SCHLESSELMANN. HERMAN JOSEPH. B.b.
STERN, SIDNEY B.. B.S.
Debatinq Socloly, Historical Society
SULLIVAN, ARTHUR J.. B.S.
Economics San Francisco
Madonna of the Dons Sodality, Clana Eire-ann, Omicron Epsilon, Activitios Committee. Army
SULLIVAN. VINCENT J„ B.S.
Business Administration Ross, Cal.
Treasurer A. S. U. S. F.. Sonior Class Representative, Member Executive Committee, Games Committee, Activities Committee, Madonna of the Dons Sodality, Clana Eiroann, St. Ives Law Club, Marines.
SUTHERLAND. CHARLES B.. B.S.
ArmyUniversity of San Francisco
SWITZER, JAMES P., B.S.
Biology Coalinga, Cal.
Wasmann Society, Army Air Corps
WALSH, JOHN H.. B.S.
Philosophy San Francisco
Sophomoro Class Representative, Madonna of tho Dons Sodality, Sanctuary Society, Gavel, Rostrum, Navy
TEUTSCHEL, CHAS. A. JR.„ B.S.
Political Science Santa Rosa, Cal.
Sanctuary Society, Madonna of the Dons Sodality, I. R. C., Marine Corps
WILLIN, CHARLES J. Jr., B.S.
Board of Student Control
WORKMAN. HENRY I., B.S.
WILLIAMS. DAVID C.. B.S. Economics San Francisco Basoball. Navy
WILLS, THOMAS C.. B.S. Accountancy San Francisco Army Air Corps
ZINK. PAUL A. JR., B.S. Accountancy San Francisco Army Air CorpsUniversity of San Francisco
CROWLEY. KEVIN H.. B.S.
Political Science San Francisco
Soccer. Gavel, Rostrum. Circle Block. Junior and Senior Class Representative, Army
RIORDAN. ROBERT 0.. B.S.
Political Science San Francisco
Gavel, Alpha Sigma Nu. Scabbard and Blade, Philhistorians. Sodality Prefect. Foghorn Feature Editor
SENIORS NOT PHOTOGRAPHED
AKINS, JAMES. B.S.
BLAIR, JAMES, B.S. Economics
BUSSJAEGER. THOS.. B.S. Political Science
D'ARAZI, VICTOR. B.S. Economics
FALLON. JOHN. B.S.
GIBSON. WILLIAM. B.S. History
HUFNAGL, ROBERT. B.S. History
IZOTOFF. ALEX. B.S.
JONES, NOEL, B.S.
KRIKORIAN, MIHRAN, B.S. Business Administration
LARKINS. WILLIAM. B.S. English
L1MACHER. ANTHONY. B.S. Philosophy
MAURER. ROBERT. B.S. Economics
McAULIFF. WILLIAM. B.S. History
McCUTCHEON. CARL. B.S. Political Science
MEAGHER FRANK. B.S.
MEAGHER. PATRICK. B.S. Business Administration
NAKAMURA. MASAMI, B.S. Chomlstry
O’MALLEY. ROBERT. B.S. Political Science
PACEWIC. VINCENT. B.S. History
PERADOTTO. JOSEPH. B.S. Economics
REYES. ALFRED, B.S.
SANCHEZ, JOHN. B.S.
WILHELMSEN, FREDERICK. A.B. PhilosophyJUNIORSThe Adios
JAMES G. SMITH
JORDAN L. MARTINELLI JOHN J. DESMOND
Junior Ropiosontutlvos: RICHARD G. RAFFETTO. GEORGE W. MULDOON
CLASS OF ‘48
The class ol '48 is one ol radicals who boldly cross the footsteps of former classes to blaze a trail of their own. They arc a little too reckless to be called pioneers, anti just conservative enough not to be called revolutionaries. But whatever one docs call them, he must admit they are interesting . . .
The year started ofT with a mild explosion at the Junior Class elections; the Board of Student Control screamed "Dirty Politics!’ on the basis of ballot stuffing, or :ome such political underhandedness, and called for a rcclcction. That the same men were again elected caused no surprise among the political “books" of the institution.
Peace was short-lived, however, and confusion again arose when the newly-elected president withdrew from school. A third election finally produced a worthy man in James C. Smith, a popular varsity footballer of last season.
Smith was elected in December, and with an ideal nucleus to work with in his stall of officers, he quickly formulated plans for the remainder of the year. Of these activities, three deserve special mention the Junior-Senior picnic, the Junior Prom, and the Senior Adios.
On May 15. the Juniors and Seniors journeyed down the peninsula to the beautiful Adobe Creek Lodge for one of the most eventful picnics ever held. Not soon forgotten will Ik- the baseball games, the brawl, and the hilarious beer-bouts.
The Junior Prom, held at the Saint Francis on Saturday, May 17, rivaled country club dances of old. Corsages were given at the door to the delight of all the girls, and the music of Bill Clifford’s orchestra kept the dance floor crowded all through the night.
Friday, May 16—what a night! The Senior Adios—what a time! Once again casting oil the cloak ol tradition, the Junior ('lass moved the Adios out of the spirit-dampened University Auditorium to the gay, reckless atmosphere of Julian’s Xochimilco. Nothing more need Ik- added.
'litis, then, is the Class of ’48. Should their last year in the University [trove as successtul as this, they will indeed be well remembered in years to come.University of San Francisco,
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ABBALLO. ALBERT A.
ANDERSON. ARTHUR G.
ANDREWS. CLAY S.
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BERGMAN. WILLIAM J.
BERTKEN. WILLIAM K.
BLAIR. JAMES M.
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CATTARIN, GINO A.
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COSTA. JOSEPH A.
COUCH. EDWARD W.
COUGHLIN. JOHN F.
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COX. ROY L. CREMEN. ROBERT E. CRI3AFULLI. PAUL J.
CROWLEY. DAN’I EL E.
DEMPSEY. THOMAS G.
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FASANARO, CHARLES FINIGAN, JOHN M. FLAGEOLLET. RALPH J.
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GARRETT. RICHARD A. GIBSON. WILLIAM H. GILL, JAMES J.. JR.
GONZALVES. JOHN R. GOODWIN. GEORGE R. GRANT. EDWARD L.University of San Francisco.
JOHNSON, ROBERT M.
JONES. JEREMIAH F.
KAVANAGH. JOHN A.KEELAN. THEODORE D.
KENNESLY. ROBERT E.
KING, RICHARD S.
K1LCLINE, ROBERT F.
KILDAY, GERALD J.
KRIEG. RICHARD J.
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LONICH. ANTON T.
ICAZA, RAFAEL I.
LUCCHESI. ROY R.
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MEESE. ROBERT A.
MILLER, THOMAS M.
MIRKOVICH. JOSEPH M.
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O'NEILL, JEREMIAH F.. JR.
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PALLIS, CHRIS I.
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SIMPSON. DONALD R. SOLGARD. ALBERT L. RAFFETTO. RICHARD G.
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Along with the record-breaking enrollment at the University during the past year, the clubs, societies and various organizations also underwent a tremendous boom period, a | criod which saw most of the pre-war organizations reactivated.
'I"he Alpha Sigma Nu. National Jesuit Honor Society, was reactivated in the first weeks of the Spring Semester by Moderator Father Paul Harney, S.J., with several charter members planning the initiation. Rinaldo Carmazzi was elected president for the term and Raymond O’Brien was the secretary-treasurer. Thirteen men were added to the roster before the term ended.
Under the leadership of Professor Russell A. Berti. the St. Ives Law Club continued to present its famous speakers throughout the term. The officers included: Daniel O'Brien, III, and Fitzmauricc Butler as co-chancellors. New members were pledged early in October ami during March.
The Wasmann Society, the University’s leading scientific club, was one of the few clubs to remain active during the war years, and with the arrival of former members started its expanding program under the guidance of Drs. Harold Harper and H. L. Kcsscl. The officers were: Francis Quinn, president; Bernard Cummings, vice-president; Francis Marsh, secretary-treasurer.
Doctor (iorman and President Edward Biglieri revived the Bio-Chem Club, which experienced the largest enrollment in its history. The reason being a great influx of many scientific majors.
Considered by many as the most active of all student organizations, the International Relations Club began the term with a bang. Under the guidance of its able president, Paul Eislcr, the club sponsored several outstanding lectures and debates.
With Father John Giambastiani. S.J., back as moderator, the Maraschi Club, Italian Club of the university, held many activities—the biggest being a lecture-dance in April at which other Italian Clubs from Bay Area colleges participated. Officers were Dan Strazzulo, Paul Calcgari and Charles Chicazola.
The Don Quixote Club, under Doctor Sandri, promoted the use of the Spanish language in entertainment and discussion. This club published an all-Spanish newspaper which achieved wide publicity.
Professor Strickroth resumed the modcratorship of the Kappa Alpha Phi, the Economics .society, and arranged for many guest speakers to highlight the various programs.
The Sodality was | crfccicd by Robert Riordan and continued its usual activity under Father James J. Lyons, S.J.
Slowly, the Scabbard and Blade came into existence again after a war-time lapse. Roy Lucchcssi. Serge Cincotta and I'rank Marias were the officers.
The College Players, under Director Jim Gill, presented two fine productions, "The Late George Apley,” and "Joan of Lorraine," The production club. Arch and Arc, was headed by its former president. Bob O'Malley.
The Gavel Debating Society was reorganized during the middle of the Spring Term. John Desmond was elected head of the Block Club and Art McCuc was instrumental in organizing a representative band and Glee Club.
As usual, the Board of Student Control and Executive (Council functioned as part of the student government. The former consisted of six men with Bill Richards, and later Bennett v Levinson, as chairman.University of San Francisco---------------------------------------77The AdiosUniversity of San FranciscoGAVE!University of San Francisco
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THE BIG YEAR
j Last year at this time we were looking forward to the greatest athletic season
of all time. The famous “next year," for so long the hope of the Dons, had arrived. After a four year absence the Green and Gold would again flash in intercollegiate competition: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, boxing anti tennis. Nothing had been spared to make this The Year! Let's see how the 1 Hilltop fared in the sports section in the last twelve months . . .University of San FranciscoThe Adios
Last year, in U. S. F.’s first season since the war. there was produced the finest nine ever to represent the Green and Gold. Led by pitcher Con Dempsey and ccnlcrfielder Paul Schramka, the ballplayers finished at the top of the list among the collegiate teams of the West with a record ot eight victories and one defeat. They scored double victories over St. Mary's. Santa Clara and Stanford, and defeated San Jose State and San Francisco State in single encounters. The only defeat came at the hands ot the California Bears, where they lost out in the final inning.
The team, loaded with potential professional ballplayers, was fast afield and on the bases, with unusual hitting power all the way down the line; this last was the distinguishing factor between a good and a great club. Coach Pete Newell could count on hitting from the bottom halt ot his lineup, lor all nine men were “money ballplayers," who got their hits in the clutch. ITic "Runs Batted In column verified this fact, for the Dons outscorcd their op|X nents three to one.
C on Dempsey, a veteran of the pre-war teams, boasted a sensational record ot striking out op|x ncnt$ in 66 innings of twirling. During the season he twice fanned 16 batters in a single game; once against St. Mary’s College and once against St. Mary’s Pre-Flight. It was Con's final year on the 1 lilltop. and u|x n his graduation last June he signed to play professional ball with the San Francisco Seals.
The leading offensive star of the team was Paul Schramka from Mcssmcr High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his first year of collegiate ball the fleet centcrfieldcr batted .410, including many extra base hits. In the final game against Stanford. Schramka proved his hitting ability by banging out two home runs and a double in four trips to the plate.
Hius far we have talked of the leading players as being greatly responsible for the team’s success, but now let us investigate the man who is really the one who made our club as victorious as they were, Peter Francis Newell, the new Don head mentor.
Last season was Pete's first on the hilltop, although it was not his first affiliation with a Jesuit School. After completing high school at St. Agnes in I .os Angeles, he entered the University ot Loyola, where he starred tor three years on the varsity baseball and basketball teams. 1 lis basketball coach at that time was Jimmy Needles, former U. S. F. director of athletics.
Upon his graduation, Newell accepted the head coaching job at St. John's Military Academy in the City ot the Angels. During his stay at St. John’s his bascballers won three consecutive championships. I he string of championships might have continued still f urther but the war interrupted his coaching career temporarily andUniversity of San Francisco
Pete enlisted in the Navy. Upon his discharge, Jim Needles immediately secured him as head baseball and basketball coach on the Don campus. Last year was his first here, and if it is any indication, Mr. Newell will have a long and successful career as the Don mentor.
Some of last year's greats have graduated, among them Cam Dempsey, but enough remain to form the nucleus of this year's team. These include Schramka, Kotar, Mattcucci. Hanna, I fall, Garcia, and Joe Vcvoda. With these men to serve as the backbone of his attack, and aided by the turnout of several new players. Coach Newell looks forward to a successful campaign.
The Major League All Stars offered the Dons their first opposition, and for that game Coach Pete Newell offered the following lineup:
F.d Hanna, a two-year letterman. played his usual position at first base. Spelling Ed at this spot was Reno DcBencdctti and Bob Morclli.
In virtue of his stellar defensive play, Jerry Shaughncssv got the call over Dan Maher and Andre Chicourrat at the keystone sack.
At third base we had Captain John Kotar. I Ic hit .286 last season and handled the hot corner very well. Dick Kelly and Bob Maddalena were other aspirants for the third baseman’s job.
Bill Shanahan was Newell’s first choice for the short patch, though Bill had trouble keeping Jay Hollander from winning the starting berth.
Left field was occupied by Pete Lomori, an all-city selection from (iallitoo High School. Pete was playing his first year under the hilltop colors, and a great deal was expected of him in his initial effort. Another good candidate for this spot was Bob Barlscau from the Christian Brothers School in Sacramento.
Paul Schramka’s big bat discouraged any applicant for the ccntcrficld pastures. In this, his second year. Paul did even better than last year.
Coach Newell has not decided on his first choice for rightfield as yet. Foremost among the several applicants are Jack Grealish, a transformed ccntcrfieldcr. and John Vick.
The battery was manned by Tom Pagcc on the mound and Frank Boland behind the dish. Pagcc, former star moundsman at Sacred 1 Icart 11 igh School, was a leading hurler in last year’s city Industrial Ixrague. Boland is a veteran of the 194? squad on the hill, and the 1944 College of the Pacific team, which he captained.
I le is an excellent receiver with a keen aptitude lor judging the opposing batters' weaknesses. Frank is a right handed sticker and has been hitting well over the three hundred mark.
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Who will ever torget the thrill we all felt on September 29, 1946. as we awaited the opening kickofT of the season. This was our chance to see the “greatest football team in Don history" in action; this was what we had been looking forward to since last spring. Was the 1946 Green Machine as good as its pre-season build up indicated?
USF 26, NEVADA 14
At last the teams lined up for the kickofT and we roared into the 1946 season. OUR season. Hut this Nevada team, also one of their greatest, took Vogelaar's kick and drove 85 yards to a touchdown, the pay-ofT play being a forty-yard pass from Mike Mirabclli to Tommy Kalaminar. Hass converted and we were trailing by 7 points with the game only six minutes old.
Hut we had come to see an offensive attack, and right away we saw what the sports writers had been raving about. Hal Jensen took the kick ofT on the 5 and ran it back behind crisp blocking to the 32. From there Jensen, Harmon Rowe and Vince Paccwic carved out huge hunks of yardage from the T formation. We stood and shouted as Forrest Hall, most highly publicized USF back of all time, replaced Rowe. The “Scooter" fulfilled all expectations by racing around end on a hand-ofT pass from Jimmy Ryan, 22 yards for a touchdown. How we cheered the "Scooter"!
Little did it matter that the play was called back for holding; that we were penalized 15 yards to the Nevada 37. We had seen; we believed! Vince Paccwic hit the line for 12. but our backfield was in motion. Then it was I lall on a wide sweep for 23, Maddclcna for 6, a shovel pass from Ryan to 1 (all . . . touchdown! The north stands of Kczar rocked with the lusty cheers of the Dons, even though Bob Maddelena missed the conversion. Just like that we had scored!
At the end of the first quarter Guard Ed Kaminsky tackled Kalamanir so hard that the Nevada back fumbled and Ed Sprano recovered for us on their 35. A double reverse, Maddelena to Hall to Jerry Rice, went for 28 yards after Jimmy Smith cleared the way with a bonecrushing block on a Nevada wingman. On the first play of the second quarter Ryan broke through guard for the score and we led, 12 to 7. We were on our way.
It was on the second U. S. F. play of the third quarter that even the doubters admitted Hall's prowess as a dangerous speedster. Gillom kicked out on the Don 44; Jensen picked up 8 at tackle. 1 lall then sliced through left guard, shifted directions and, as we screamed "Go, you Scooter," outsped the swift Wolfpack to the end-zone for the third touchdown. Our screams changed to full throated roars as 1 lall kicked the extra point and trotted ofT the field. We were in!
Hut the Don gridders weren't through. Taking over on our own 34, Paccwic romped 24 yards, then 15; Jensen packed the ball 25 yards to the Nevada 2; on the next play he powered over for the fourth touchdown. Hut the Wolfpack, far from beaten, started a march from our 47 that went all the way, with Hill Macrcadics passing to Hayes for 24; then hurling to the great Horace Gillom, who latcralcd to Johnny Subda for the final touchdown of a thrill-packed game.
How we sang the "Victory Song"! How the "Poor Stanford" chant rolled mournfully across the packed stadium. Eagerly and confidently we predicted the "Stanford Massacre." ignoring the 244 yards they rolled through our line and the 197 over our heads. No, this was our day, this sunny Sunday afternoon in September. All the next week we waited in feverish excitement for the big test on Saturday at Palo Alto, where we would see the Indians, who had trounced Idaho 45 to 0, wither under our attack. Revenge would be sweet, for in 1940 the Indians had started one of their most successful seasons by humbling a very good U. S. F. eleven, 27 to 0. Even without Jimmy Ryan, who had been hurt in the opener, we were sure we could take the Indians into camp.94
STANFORD 33, USF 7
Smashing between the tackles and sweeping the ends, the Stanfords did it again as they outplayed us in every department. Swift ball carriers, sharp blockers and a hard-charging line accounted for 398 yards and five touchdowns, and with a passer they might have added five more. Our only ray of hope, brief but shining, was Hall's 98-yard touchdown gallop down the sideline, as he ran back the second kickoff. From then on it was all Stanford.
DETROIT 18, USF 6
In a listless, sluggish game we dropped a decision to the Titans that we could have won . . . not because we were the better team, for they outclassed us all the way around, but because we didn't make use of the breaks. Forrest Hall played his usual spectacular game, accounting for 170 of our total 198 yards in 13 carries, the most sensational being an 82-yard touchdown jaunt.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 48, USF 20
Sparked by the running and passing of “Shorty” McWilliams, Bill Murphy and Bob Pillow, and aided by the charging of a vastly superior line, State rolled up 34 points in the first half. We retaliated late in the second half through Hall’s running and Fred Klemenock's passing with three TDs, but the damage had been done.
SANTA CLARA 19, USF 13
Despite the fact that the Dons played their best game to date, a very alert young team from the valley eked out a one-touchdown win in a thriller that kept the fans of both sides on their feet throughout. Although the Prune Valley Boys couldn’t stop the elusive Hall, who scored two spectacular touchdowns and almost a third, they made the most of our fumbles and miscues to score three touchdowns on their own. But the Dons looked good today, and we were heartened by their showing. We had three more games before we took on Wedemeyer and Co. in the season’s finale; off today’s game we should be ready.
USF 38, KANSAS STATE 6
This game might well be a tribute to Forrest Hall, for he performed the trick of the 1946 season, a feat (( recounted all over the nation. In five carries Hall scored four touchdowns. The four TDs were: (1) a 20-yard
jaunt with a pass from Jim Ryan; (2) a 71-yard dash through the middle of the Wildcat team; (3) a 14-yard speed burst through right guard; (4) an 81-yard kickoff return, his third of the season. Also noteworthy on J this afternoon was the passing of Gene Sweeters, who threw a pair of touchdown passes.
UTAH 21, USF 13
Playing heads-up ball that accounted for the recovery of two costly U. S. F. fumbles, the underdog, underweight Utes slipped three touchdowns over on our bewildered gridders, at the same time prevented our breakaway boy adding to his total of touchdowns by emphasizing the “foot" in football. Not once did they kick to the “Scooter,” another example of their all-around smart play.University of San FranciscoThe Adios
USF 39, WYOMING 7
Little more than a breather for Forrest Hall, who was resting for the St. Mary's game, this lopsided tilt had some worthwhile results. It gave Roy Barni, who had been playing a whale of a defensive game all season at left half, a chance to show that he was also a top-notch ball carrier; it showed halfback Jack Schiefer’s speed and finesse on offense, his hard tackling on defense; Fred Klcmcnock and (icnc Sweeters proved their worth as passers, Fred for his short zippers and Gene for the long spirals. Injured in this game was F.ddic Cremen, whose hard-hitting line backing would Ik missed against the Gaels.
And now for the big game of the year ... St. Mary’s. "If we beat the Gaels, the season will Ik a success” was the consensus of opinion in the Green and Gold Room, in the financial district, wherever U. S. F. men gathered. This would be the game that would pit the two best halfbacks on the Coast against each other: Wedey for the Gaels; "Scooter" for us. The sports writers gave little space to the lines of cither team in the pre-game ballyhoo: other backfield men were relegated to the role of supporting cast. “Hall vs. Wcdcmcycr" is how the dailies summed up the game all the last week of November. But they reckoned without the weather, for on DcccmlKr 1 "it came up MUD."
ST. MARY’S 6, USF 0
Fifty thousand fans, huddling in the drizzle that mired the turf at Kczar. cheered themselves hoarse as the Dons and Gaels took the field for their annual battle, a traditionally hard-fought contest in which pre-game odds mean nothing. Glancing at the grey skies, staring at the soggy field, we wondered how Hall would go in the mud, while across the way the Red and Blue capped Gaels were considering its effect on their "Herman." But once the game started, we saw that this was no duel between two flashy halfbacks, but a clash of driving, digging, grimy linemen. There were a few early spurts by the backs of both sides; each team blew a chance for a touchdown; Crowe intercepted a pass and raced 98 yards for the only score of the ball game. But it was the play of our fighting line that we cheered; cheered as we had only done in the Nevada game. But today we were together again, rcsjxmding to the exhortations of Head Yell Leader Danny Galvin and his assistants. Jack Callaghan and Archie Crossland. When our forward wall was making that goal-line stand, we cheered and were silent; cheered when they were repelled, silent when they tried again. Nine times the Gaels tried to smash over from within the 10-yard line; nine times the entire Don team rose up and pushed them back. We didn’t stop yelling until the final gun settled the outcome, and then, like the pre-war Don rooting sections, we stayed till our team hail left the field.
We were well pleased with our team that afternoon, especially the line: Carrol Vogelaar, the best of the Don linemen all season; Mulvihill the Mudeater, at the Ixittom of every tackle in the famed goal-line stand; Johnny Sanchez living up to his rating as a former All-Coast tackle, as he turned in his best performance of the season; and the others, Skoog, Kaminsky, Roseborough. Sprano, Grbovaz, Daugherty, Gastincau, Miller, Weber and especially End Fred Shew, who piled up Wedemeyer’s blockers in front of the great Gael back. Yes, we were pleased with our gridders that day, and the Don spirit flashed as of old as we voiced our approval: “They really looked good out there today."
That same team that showed so well in muddy Kezar that chill December afternoon will be back with us again next season, minus three men, Vogelaar, Sanchez and Pacewic. We have a new coach, "Tex" McKcever, replacing "Clipper" Smith. We have the most complete coaching staff on the Coast with an authority for each position: Perry Schwartz will handle the ends; Joe Kuharich, the guards, and Bill Howard, the halfbacks. Mike Holovak, Frank Zysmanski and John Sanchez helped out during Spring practice with the tackles and the centers. Considering the material at hand, this staff should be able to field a well-balanced eleven, drilled in fundamentals, pounded into condition ... the 1947 Don team will combine a colorful ofVense with a sound, steady defense.University of San FranciscoThe Adios
Victorious in all their matches with an inexperienced Nevada squad, the Don mittmcn, under the tutelage of Frank McEntce, looked forward eagerly to the Pacific Intercollegiate Boxing Tournament in Sacramento last April. While this year's squad lacked depth, the team boasted exceptional battlers in five divisions anil the Green and Gold gladiators gave good account of themselves in Sacramento.
Johnny Hennessey, the speedy spider, was the featherweight contender; making the same showing as he did aganist Nevada’s Joe Mirci, Hennessey did well in the tournament. Lionel Cade, welterweight and pre-war star, was the class of the team; an experienced ringman with a lethal punch. Scrappy Roy Barni carried his aggressiveness from the gridiron to the ring, a rough and tumble fighter who hits hard with either hand. Light Heavyweight Hank Blaud had his work cut out for him as he was matched with Bill Erickson of Idaho, who has twice been the N. I. C. champion in this division. Husky Julian Miguel, a terrific body puncher, took on the big boys in the heavyweight division.
Beating Stanford 1 to 0 in a thrill-packed tilt... tying a great Menlo team 3 to 3 in a free scoring tussle . . . holding a highly favored California team scoreless for thirty-three minutes, only to lose on a freak shot... swamping the U. C. L. A. Bruins 3 to 1... these are the highlights of the 1946 soccer season.
Coach Gus Donoghue, starting with a handful of candidates, mostly inexperienced, molded a potent, high-scoring eleven that well represented the Hilltop on the soccer fields of our rivals.
Singled out for special praises on a squad that won by close teamwork arc Captain Ezio Paolini, whose experience steadied the play of the newcomers; Goalie Jerry O'Neill for staving off many a rally by being at the right place at the right time; Reno DeBennedctti, a very dependable performer all season; Pete Lommori, and Bob Lee, whose constant hustle made up for their inexperience, and Johnny Chism, who was unanimously elected next year’s captain.The Adios
The 1946-47 season marked the return of the Don to big time basketball after a wartime lapse of several years. As was expected, no team on the Pacific Coast was able to maintain a perfect record this season, and the U. S. F. record of half wins and half losses was representative of coast basketball. Add to this their upset victories over the leading teams of the Pacific Coast and Rocky Mountain Conference and you can understand that the Hilltoppers were one of the West's better teams, anil most deservedly rated their title of “Giant Killers."
The opening weeks of practice found casaba coach Pete Newell with hopes of having one of the Dons’ greatest teams, but a number of unforseen incidents played havoc with his well-laid plans. Three of his best players left school, with two of them turning up on rival campi. They were Bill Aherne, who performed so creditably on one of Santa Clara’s greatest teams, and “Mushy” Silver, who gained All-Conference honors as a guard on the Pacific Coast Conference champion Oregon State team. The third was Paul Napolitano, who went on to gainUniversity of San Francisco.
All-American honors while playing with the Oakland Bittners in Denver. From the unpurged remnants of this potentially great team, Coach Newell was able to organize the fine team that played for U. S. F. on the hardwoods last season.
The starting five lacked height, a requisite that is a “must” in this modern basketball era. Joe MacNamee, the six-foot four-inch center, fresh from the prep pastures, was the tallest man and did much of the backboard work, particularly on defense. He has three more years of collegiate competition remaining before him, and if he improves at the rate he did during the last campaign, he could very easily develop into the Hilltop’s all-time greatest pivotman. Spelling “Big” Joe under the hoop was the veteran ace rebounder, Jack Flaherty.
At the forward spots, Newell was fortunate in having two of the Coast’s trickiest ball handlers and sharpest shooters. Between the two of them, Abe Rodrigues and Ross Giudice, they scored over half the Don’s points. “Rubber-Armed” Rodrigues tossed 117 floor shots into the mesh, and 60 free throws, for a total of 294 points. He competed in 27 of the Don encounters, giving him an average of 11 points per game. Such marksmanship deserves high praise in any league, and shows why he was chosen on virtually every all-opponent team including that of102---------------------------------------------------The Adios
the national champions, the Utah Utes. He was highly instrumental in upsetting these great 1 champions, racking up 17 of U. S. F.’s 39 points, against Utah’s 37 points. The Rocky Mountain
I team lost only three other games during the remainder of the season, going on to win the
National Collegiate Crown in Madison Square Garden.
Ross Giudice, playing the other front court position, was only slightly less efficient as a floor shot than Rodrigues. He made good on 90 shots from the floor, and 77 from the free throw line, thereby taking second scoring honors for the team. His total was 257 points, or an average of 10 points per encounter. Both he and his running mate will Ik back on the hilltop next season.
Ray Driscoll also worked at the forward |x sitions, and was a fine ball-hawk anti rebound man.
Bill Gibson and Jack Hanley at the guard spots completed the starting five. Both of these ( men played a steady floor game, choosing to feed teammates rather than do the shooting them-
selves. If their assist record had been compiled, as they do in the professional league, their offensive value would be far more appreciated than the point scored statistics show. Since thisUniversity of San Francisco
is not the case, they will have to rest on their defensive laurels and backboard play, which was quite outstanding. In brief spots they were spelled by the very capable guard, John Benington.
Pete Newell, in his first year as skipper of the Dons, did a particularly fine job, considering the many handicaps under which he worked. His was the job of completely reorganizing the basketball situation after the sport had completely disappeared during the war years. The team was trained in fundamentals, depending a great deal on the elementary play patterns, and neglecting almost entirely the use of the fast break. Defense was stressed, and as a result only three times during the season was more than fifty points scored against them in a single game. They held the powerful Bronco outfit to an average of 40 points in their three games and defeated the California Bears in their only encounter by holding their tall opponents to 31 points. Coach Newell looks forward to an even finer season next year, when this year’s veterans return as experienced cagers. They will no doubt be ready for the fast break, an innovation that Newell will insert as the ballplayers arc ready for it. This new form of offense will greatly add to the scoring punch, the necessary complement to a fine defensive game.The Adios
Sweeping all Hay Area competition of the courts in team play, this year’s tennis squad was the most successful to date of all athletic components representing the Hilltop. The Don netmen boast an outstanding record: in defeating six college outfits they won forty-nine out of fifty sets . . . truly a remarkable feat.
Top man on the team is Harry Likas, seeded fifteenth among college players throughout the country, and a veteran of tournament play all over the nation. Last winter he competed in the annual Sugar Bowl tournament in New Orleans. Seeded right behind Likas is smooth Harry Roche, another veteran of court competition for many years. Conway Cation, George Kraft, Dave Brown and Jim Anderson round out the team, all of them top flight players.
Besides the N.C.T.A. Tournament at Berkeley, the Ojai Invitational, and the N.C.A.A. at Los Angeles, the racqucteers played almost every college team in California.University of San Francisco
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