University of St Thomas - Summa Yearbook (Houston, TX)

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I; I :1: ft , I Pw-ru .1 11;? ii .,. , vH-vuw .. s n. , .:: A x . . presenting ' w Volume Six ?Uublished by the students of the University of St. Thomas Fathers Ham K3 7 61,81, tiom 0f the , W8C Ia Db h LL l K In ClBl Our Growing University t 4m: t, MW . w E ! W Mm t w waywwwwwww 4W" WMM QT? mm Ax ' $ n M t t y ,, MWX ff M'xmwmme , Hrchitect's drawing of proposed new building The motto-Crescamus In Christo-ehas a personal meaning to each student and teacher at St. Thomas. In order that this great ideal be realized in its fulness, there must also be a growth of the physical plant. Mindful of this, the Qdministration and friends of the University. have seen to it that the latter growth has kept pace With that of the student body over the nine years of its existence. In 1947, the University of St. Thomas opened its doors to sixty students and eleven faculty members. Many alterations have been made since that first year. Now there are three hundred and forty-five students, thirty-four faculty members and over one million dollars in physical assets. Within the year, of 1956 construction of the school's latest planned buildings Will begin. The school will be equipped to accommodate five hun- dred students Within the year and facilities for one thousand within ten years. The new building will include a cafeteria, auditorium and class- TOOII'IS. Qerial view of present campus ."fztztrsrwu Fine Hrts Building Men's Residence Buildings Adele In 1955-56 Sul Ross Hrms West Main Residence . . .2 n 0 Q 8 IV a G d p O h .m B D T. S D D D, L O N m L E D N E W D N E R E V E R T S O M E H T In Memoriam Father Thomas P. O'Rourke, C.S.B.,L.L.D.,Ph.D. Mrs. Theodora Kendall Father O'Rourke, a native Texan, served in Houston as a priest since 1916. During his lifetime, Father O'Rourke was president and teacher at St. Thomas High School, Pastor at St. Hnne's Catholic Church and served as a labor arbitrator in the Houston area. It was he who helped nourish the idea of a Catholic university in Houston and then helped give the impetus for its foundation in 1947 as the University of St. Thomas. Mrs. Kendall was both educator and welfare worker. She is credited with the founding of the Galveston Diocesean Council of the National Council of Catholic Women, the Mothers' Club of St. Thomas High School and the San Jose Clinic for needy Texans of Mexican descent. Mrs. Kendall was a member of the Daughters of the Hmerican Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Executive Board of the University of St. Thomas and the Newman Circle. More intimately, she will be remembered at the University as a member of the staff, a position she held from the time the first students entered in 1947. May God grant them eternal rest. Dedication In this, the age of strife and war, the Holy Father has given us a special model, Hlbertus Magnus. He is a model for our peace-starveol people, not so much because he labored strenuously for peace between princes and peoples and individual men, but because his whole life shows forth that order Which must be at the basis of any true peace. During his lifetime, he proved that every form of activity and knowledge can be pursued for the love of God, and that most material things can be only truly known and understood when seen in relation to divine things and as ordered to God. He is therefore, given as the particular patron to those who study the laws by which the universe is governed. He was great as a scientist, and greater still because he saw so clearly that natural objects are only the lowest rung of the ladder that leads to God, that their ultimate explanation is to be found not in science but in Theology. This is what modern science refuses to admit; it refuses to accept a sub- ordinate position. Therefore, it ignores or denies the existence of God and presumes upon its own self-sufficiency leading to that deplorable state of materialism which is the cause of all moral disorders and economic ills. But, although we can talk of science in the abstract, the ultimate responsibility rests with the men who study it. In Hlbertus Magnus, the Pope has given them an intercessor who was probably no stranger to the temptations which attack them. They require courage and initiative in their efforts to fathom the secrets Which nature still holds and to adapt their discoveries to the needs of man. That requires magnanimity which was Hlbertus' greatest Virtue. They also require humility to admit the limitations of science-here again Hlbertus is their model. May Hlbertus who, in difficult times, proved by his wonderful labors that sci- ence and faith can flourish in harmony, may he by his intercession with God inspire the minds and hearts of scientists to a peaceful and ordered use of the things of nature, Whose divinely ordained laws they study and investigate. It was Hlbertus Magnus who discovered the intellectual ability of the quiet self- effacing young Dominican, Thomas Hquinas. Thereupon, he concentrated upon de- veloping the mind of this young man who was destined to become one of the great- est doctors of the Church. It was Hlbertus who addressed his class saying, HYou call this man a dumb ox, but I tell you that the time will come When the bellowing of his doctrine will be heard to the ends of the earth." Thus we consider it fitting to dedicate this Summa of 1956 to Hlbertus Magnus, scientist and teacher. ADMINISTRATION HLBERTUS MRGNUS VERY REV. V. I. GUINRN CSB. President Of the University The Presidents Message Members of the present Senior Class intend to go to graduate school, Where it is hoped, the intellectual Virtues nourished at St. Thomas will en- able them to exercise their talents and satisfy their aspirations. Can we say What part has been taken in the development of these students by the mis- cellaneous activities of college life not associated With the lecture hall? H University, of course, should see to it that such activities supplement rather than cancel the purpose of the institution. The purpose is strictly intellectual. The student activities, therefore, should have an intellectual term. Hence, St. Thomas has no student political party organizations. 9 stu- dent, as such, Who is committed to a political party to that extent inhibits his own intellectual development. ' The University could scarcely View With complacency so emphatic a frustration of its primary intentions. If the objectivity of the unbiased mind cannot manifest itself in the practical order, it Will disappear altogether from among menf Institutions of intellectual culture should help society to avoid such a calamity rather than to go about flirting With disintegrative forces. The unifying purpose of mental development should extend to all extra- curricularity Whether student government, the various clubs, or even athletics tthe application of principles and dexterities to fast-changing situationsi. Student government, for instance, is not designed as an apparatus by Which individual students can purge themselves of responsibility, or satisfy a deep-seated need for status; it exists to establish faculty-student relation- ships concerned With the fulfillment of the fundamental aim of the University. In the words of the great Christian educator, Dr. George Herman Derr, HStudent activities, curricular or extra-curricular aim at mental development for its own sake and not for any ulterior end. It seeks, not to make the stu- dent an effective tool to serve someone else's purpose or to give him power to make tools of others to serve his own purpose, but to train him to recog- nize, to respect and to delight in What is intrinsically true, good and beautiful." REVEREND JOHN D. SHEEHY, C.S.B. Registrar of the University Professor of Education 8H,, University of Western Ontario M.R., University of Michigan REVEREND E. LEONQRD RUSH, CSB. Vice-President of the University Professor of Modern Languages 13.9., University of Western Ontario M.H., Columbia University Certificat d'Etudes Superieuresl University of Paris Ph.D., Universite Laval REVEREND PRTRICK O. BRHDEN, C.S.B. Hssocictte Professor Physics B.S., Rice Institute M.S., Texas University Graduate Studies, University of Toronto REVEREND HLFRED P. CHIRD, C.SAB. Professor of Theology B.H., University of Western Ontario M.H., University of Toronto Ph.D., University of Toronto REVEREND EUGENE H. HEYCK, C.S.B. assistant Professor of Economics B.S., Rice Institute M.S., University of Toronto GEORGE H. DUBHY Hssistant Professor of Mathematics B.S., Loyola University M.H., Loyola University REVEREND VICTOR B. BREZIK, C.S.B. Hssocictte Professor of Philosophy B.R., University of Toronto Mil, University of Toronto L.M.S, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Ph.D., University of Toronto REVEREND HUGH I. HHFFEY, C.S.B. Professor of Education B.H., University of Toronto M.H., University of Laval Ph.D., University of Ottawa Graduate Studies, Columbia University, New York University RHYMOND JOSEPH KELLEY Professor of History M.H., Columbia University Graduate Studies, Columbia University DOCTOR EVELENE PETERS Dean of Women Professor of Sociology B.H., Connecticut College Graduate Studies, Georgetown University Ph.D., University of Berlin REVEREND FRHNCIS E. MONHGHRN, C.S.B. Bursar of the University Instructor in Music 13.9., University of Toronto H.T.C.M., stocictte of the Royal Conservatory of Music Graduate Studies, Pius X School of Liturgical Music REVEREND EDWHRD SULLIVHN, C.S.B. Dean of Men Professor of Philosophy B.H., University of Toronto Mil, University of Toronto L.M.S., Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Ph.D., University of Toronto REVEREND R. E. LHMB, C.S.B. Professor of History B.H., University of Western Ontario M.R., University of Toronto Ph.D., University of Ottawa DOCTOR WILLIHM R. McKEE Professor of English B.f-l., Wooster College M.H., Georgetown University Ph.D., Catholic University of Qmericct REVEREND .IOHN C. O'DONOGHUE, C.S.B. Hssistcmt Professor of Mod- ern Languages B.H., University of Toronto M.H., University of Toronto REVEREND JOHN W. MEYER, C.S.B. Librarian B.Q., University of Western Ontario R.B.L.S., University of Michigan H.ML.S., University of Michigan REVEREND EDWHRD G. LEE, C.S.B. Professor of English B.H., University of Toronto Mil, University of Chicago Graduate Studies, Univer- sity of Chicago REVEREND JOSEPH L. MEYERS, C.S.B. Professor of Biology B.H., University of Western Ontario M.H., Wayne University Graduate Studies, University of Texas REVEREND I. GHRETH POUPORE, C.S.B. Professor of English B.H., University of Toronto M.H., University of Toronto REVEREND LEONHRD C. QUINLHN, C.S.B. Professor of Economics B.H., University of Toronto M.H., University of Toronto Graduate Studies, University of Chicago REVEREND WILFRID C. SHHRPE, C.S.B. Professor of Classical Languages B.R., University of Toronto M.H., Catholic University of Qmericct S.T.B., Catholic University of Hmerica Graduate Studies, University of Chicago IOHN R. VOSS Hssistant Professor of Chemistry B.S., University of Notre Dame M.S., University of Illinois Graduate Studies, University of Colorado DOCTOR IHMES T, SULLIVQN Hssistant Professor of Chemistry B.S., Providence College PhD, Catholic University of Hmericq IUNE M. ROETHLISBERGER stistcmt Librarian BR, Hillsdcde College B.S., Catholic University of Hmericq M.H., University of Michigan REVEREND LESLIE I. VHSEK, CSB. ' Professor of Physics BH, University of Toronto M.H., University of Toronto DOCTOR FRRNCIS S. YEHGER Chairman, Department of Economics BR, University of Western Ontario Mil, University of Minnesota Ph.D., University of Minnesota MHRY MHRGHRET HUER Instructor in Physical Educa on B.S., University of Houston M.Ed., University of Houston DOCTOR HLMH LOWE Instructor in Fine Hrts B411, Texas Christian University M.H., Texas Christian University Ph.D., Rice Institute DOCTOR Q. I. PELLETTIERI Director of the Reading Clinic B.H., Peabody College M.Q., Y.M.C.H. Graduate School of Nashville 'Ph.D., Y.M.C.H. Graduate ' School in cooperation With Vanderbilt University and Peabody College LQWRENCE E. MIGGINS Instructor in Physical Education B.H., University of Saint Thomas OUIDH GREY Hrtist in Residence BS. in Hrt, Columbia University The Diploma, Institute Pius XII, Florence IOHN McDONHLD Instructor in Physical Education B.S., Rice Institute PHTRICIH DONESI Hsst. to Dr. Pellettieri M.Ed., University of Houston MISS MHRY LOU CROW f MRS. DOROTHY GOSSHG: General Office ; . . Registrar's Office w x, , , V ' MRS. IOHN E. IOOSTEN MRS, MYRTLE KILEY MRS. NORMH RHNKIN Bursqr's Office Women's Resident Counselor Womeds Resident Counselor MRS. MHRIORIE D. WEEKS I ' ,, ' - MRS. VINCENT M. WHITE General Office - V , , Bursar's Office z ,m wwi 4 , WM , mkww COPERNICUS S E S S A II. C FHBIO TURRIN Treasurer N O S P. WW Em Tm He DS Q N R E B IRENE KERR Vlce-President ,. ,.Zi,.yzavz$; V r w MICHHEL BUTERQ President RUTH FINN BQSSLER Hquinqs Honor Society '53-'55 English Club '54-'56 Legion of Mary '53-'55 MICHQEL IOSEPH BUTERQ Hquincts Honor Society '52-'56 English Club '54-'56 Holy Name Society '52-'53 Legion of Mary '53-'55 President '55-'56 N.F.C.C.S. '53-'56 Student Council '52-'53 '55-'56 Class Officer President '52-'53 President '55-'56 KENNETH THOMHS CHOYCE Hquinas Honor Society '53-'55 Holy Name Society '53-'54 N.H.T.R. '54-'55 Sodality '53-'54 Basketball '52-'56 Baseball '52-'53 Manager '52-'53 Manager '55-'56 MQRY ELIZHBETH COLVIN Hquinas Honor Society '53-'54 Legion of Mary '53-'56 MQRILYN DOLORES DUGGHN French Club '53-'54 Sodality '53-'54 HLFRED IOSEPH DUMONT Hquinas Honor Society '52-'56 Dorm Officer Vice-President '53-'54 French Club '52-'53 Holy Name Society '52-'56 Treasurer '55-'56 Union Delegate '55-'56 N.HTR. '53-'56 Summa Staff '54-'56 Baseball '53-'54 Beta Omega "55-'56 ROBERT MORRIS FEIGHL Fine Qrts Club '54-'55 Sodality '53-'54 ELIZHBETH KHTHRYN HHNSON Hquinas Honor Society '54-'56 Drama Club '52-'53 French Club '53-'54 Legion of Mary '52-'54 N.H.T.R. '54-'56 St. Thomas More Society '53-'54 Sodcdity '54-'55 Student Council Secretary '54-'56 Summot Staff '55-'56 Vision Staff '52-'53 Mardi Grcxs Princess '52-'56 Class Officer Secretary '54-'55 Beto: Omega '55-'56 MHDELEINE SOPHIE HOLLIER Choral Club '52-'53 French Club '52-'55 Beta Omega '55-'56 MRRGHRET HUGHES Hmerican Studies Club '54-'56 Fine ths Club '55-'56 Sodality '54-'56 IRENE MHRY KERR Rmericcm Studies Club '53-'56 Hquinas Honor Society '55-'56 Choral Club '53-'54 Drama Club '52-'54 Dorm Officer Vice-President '54-'55 President '55-'56 French Club '52-'53 N.HTR. '52-'56 St. Thomas More Society '52-'56 Sodality '52-'55 Secretary-Treasurer '54-'55 Summa Staff '54-'56 Editor '55-'56 Vision Staff '54-'56 Class Officer Vice-President '54-'55 Vice-President '55-'56 LOUIS CHRRLES LUPIN Holy Name Society '55-'56 NHTR, '54-'56 THERESH HNN MHCEY Hmericcm Studies Club 53-54 Hquinas Honor Society '52-'53 Choral Club '52-'53 Drama Club '52-'54 French Club '52-'53 Vice-President '52-'53 Legion of Mary '54-'56 N.H.T.R. '52-'55 Student Council '54-'55 Treasurer '54-'55 Summa Staff '52-'545 Vision Staff '52-'55 ' Class Officer Secretary '52-'53 HHYWHRD KENNETH MCLEOD English Club '54-'56 President '55-'56 Fine Hrts Club '54-'56 Sodality '53-'55 Prefect '54-'55 FORREST GEORGE MORHLES Drama Club '53-'54 N.HTR. '53-'54 Sodality '53-'55 Fine Qrts Club '53-'55 CIGSS Officer Treasurer '53-'54 PHTRICIH HNN MULLEN Confraternity of Christian Doctrine '52-'56 Secretary '55-'56 Fine Hrts Club '54-'55 Legion of Mary '54-'56 President '55-'56 N.HTR. '53-'55 N.F.C.C.S. '52-'56 Junior Delegate '53-'54 Senior Delegate '54-'55 Editor, Texarator '55-'56 St. Thomas More Society '52-'55 Secretary '52-'55 Student Council '53-'56 Vice-President '55-'56 Summa Staff '53-'55 Vision Staff '52-'54 WILLIHM IHMES NEESON, IR Drama Club '53-'54 Fine Hrts Club '53-'55 President '54-'55 N.HTR. '52-'55 President '54-'55 N.F.C.C.S. '54-'56 Sodality '54-'55 Student Council Social Representative '53-'54 Student Body President '55-'56 Mardi Grds General Chairman Ticket Sales '55-'56 CHRLOS SRRQBIR Hquinas Honor Society '55-'56 English Club '50-'52, '54-'56 President '55-'56 Sodcdity '54-'56 MQRY BERNHDETTE SIMPSON Choral Club 52-54 Drama Club '53-'54 Fine Hrts Club '54-'56 Secretary '54-'55 N.HT. R. '54-'56 Sodcdity '53-'55 Student Council '53-'54 Summct Staff '55-'56 Vision Staff '53-'55 Class Officer Secretary '54-'55 Secretary '55-'56 LILLIHN ROSE SMITH Hmerican Studies Club '53-'56 Hquinas Honor Society '53-'56 Choral Club '53-'54 Sodality '52-'56 Secretary '55-'56 Beta Omega '55-'56 THERESH QLICE SMITH Hmerican Studies Club '53-'54 Hquincts Honor Society '55-'56 Choral Club '52-'54 French Club '52-'53 Sodality '53-'55 EMERITQ STELL Hmericcm Studies Club '53-'56 Hquinas Honor Society '53-'54, '55-'56 French Club '52-'53 Sodcdity '53-'56 Beta Omego: '55-'56 IOHN WILLIHM THEHLL Hmerican Studies Club '53-'55 Choral Club '52-'55 Drama C1ub'52-'53 Holy Name Society '52-'56 2nd Vice-President '53-'54 lst Vice-President '54-'55 lst Vice-President '55-'56 N.F.C.C.S. '53-'56 Junior Delegate '53-'54 Texas Forensic Chairman '54-'56 St Thomas More Society '52-'56 Vice-President '54-'55 Summa Staff '53-'55 Vision Staff '54-'56 Bowling '54-'56 Captain '54-'56 FHBIO OLIVO TURRIN Hmericctn Studies Club '53-'56 Hquincts Honor Society '53-'54 Choral Club '53-'54, '55-'56 Holy Name Society '52-'56 President '54-'55 Secretary '55-'56 N,F.C.C.S. '54-'55 Class Officer Treasurer '55-'56 CRREY JOSEPH DUNBHR WHDE IR. Holy Name Society '52-'56 Student Council '54-'56 Treasurer '55-'56 Class Officer '53-'54 Vice-President '54-'55 President CHHRLES HENRY WHTKINS Confrotternity of Christian Doctrine '55-'56 Chairman '55-'56 English Club '54-'56 Legion of Mary '54-'56 PQTSY IEQN WELCH Hmericcm Studies Club '54-'56 Hquinas Honor Society '52-'56 President '55-'56 N.F.C.C.S. 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Coffee Dr. and Mrs. Ioe Colvin Mrs. R. I. Conte Mrs. George W. Cottingham Mrs. Bess Burkitt Crane Mr. and Mrs. Iohn H. Crooker Mrs. I. deV. Cruzat and Inez . and Mrs. I. F. Curran . and Mrs. J. R. Darnell . and Mrs. Frank H. DeWalch . Francis I. Donoghue . and Mrs. I. B. Ecxrthmczn Very Rev. Philip I. Ehrhardt O.M.I. L. M. Pagan Miss Elizabeth Penn Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Finlay Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Iohn B. Fontana 9 Friend Very Rev. E. K. Fulkerson Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Golasinski Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Graham Mr. and Mrs. Lee G. Griffin Mrs. T. C. Guseman Mrs. E. H. Heyck Mr. I. Q. Heyl Mr. E. L. Hogan Mr. James S. Hughes Mr. Edgar Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Walter F, Kerr Rev. Frank H. Lagana Mrs. Lucile Lindsay Mr. Qnthony I. Lucia Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Lupin Mrs. C. L. McLeod Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Maroney Mr. and Mrs. Hlfred I. Melanson Muhl Electric Co., Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Iohn P. Mullen, Ir. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Neeson, Sr. Rev. Thomas O'Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Pankey Mr. Frank Parigi Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Passmore Mrs. O. L. Rash Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Robinson Dr. and Mrs. Hampton C. Robinson Mr. E. P. Ross Mr. Frank F1. Rudmcm St. Theresa Church Siena, University of St. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Qllen I. Simpson Mr. Joseph Byrne Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Hmbrose Smith Mrs. Cecil T. Smith Mr. Pedro L. Solorzano Maurice I. and Charles F. Sullivan Southern Jewelry Mfg. Co. . Richard E. Tannick . and Mrs. D. H. Tucker . Walter B. Van Wart . and Mrs. Carey I. D. Wade . and Mrs. E. I. Walsh, Sr. . and Mrs. Henry F. Wedelich . Dow I. Zabolio ORGANIZATION LHVOISIER WILLIHM I. NEESON President PHT MULLEN Vice-President nvmvgwmmm JOE WRDE Treasurer BETTY KEY HRNSON Secretary Melvin Krenek, chletic Representative, Tom Brophy, Iunior Class President, Charlie Krohn, Social Representative, Pat Mallia, N.F'.C.C.S. Representative, Ioe Colvinl Freshmen Class President, Don DePugh, Publications Representative, I. B. Cirincione, Sophomore Class President The head is the most important part of the body and as the head of the Students' stociation the Student Council is the most important operating student organization of the Univer- sity. The Council is the governing body of the Students' Hssoci- ation and, as such, directs the extra-curricular activities of the student body and petitions the faculty in matters of common interest. The Council consists of a President, Vice-President, Secre- tary, Treasurer, Social Representative and Rthletic Represen- tative elected at large by the student body, the four class presidents elected by their respective classes, a Publications Representative and an N.F.C.C.S. Representative. The Rev. John C. O'Donoghue, C.S.B., acts as faculty advisor. Hmong the accomplishments of the 1955-56 Student Council are the publications room, The Pub, office of the Summa and the Vision, and the Student Council Chamber Room Which will be used as the Councils office and a meeting place for other campus clubs. The Soc1a1 Representative organized the four soc1al functions Rev. Iohn C. O'Donoghue, C.S.B., sponsored by the Council While class presidents expedited the FacultY Hdvisor individual class functions Which included two dances and a picnic this year. 1' ' : elIOKy Wame acid? BLESSED BE GOD, BLESSED BE HIS HOLY NQME The primary objectives of the Holy Name Society are the honor and glory of Hlmighty God and the personal sanctificcttion of its members by acts of love and devotion to the Most Holy Name. The principal functions of the So" ciety here on campus are the frequent reception of the sacraments, especially monthly corporate Communion, ven- eration of the Holy Name of Iesus, and . . . . . preparing the student to be an asset Back ROW: Iohn Theall, Flrst Vlce-PreSIdent, Fr. Meyers, Faculty Hdv1sor, Melvm Krenek, Second Vice-President. Front Row: Fabio Turrin, Secretary, Freddie Dumont, to hIS.OWI'1 parlSh after graducmon. Q Treasurer, Tom Brophy, President Thls year was Ct succeSSTUI one f01 the Society at the University. There . was cm increase in membership as well as cm increasing activity in pursuance of the purposes of the Society. The organization was well represented at the Christ the King Celebration in Houston last October. The Society not only supplied servers for daily masses on campus, but members also volunteered to serve Sunday masses at the Vet- erans' Hospital. Back Row: Earl Schmidt, Herndon Williams, Don DePugh, Dick Hdridn, Louis Lupin. Third ROW: Tommy Littleton, Jim Tucker, Freddie Dumont, David Cooney, Iimmy Harris, Ioe Colvin. Second Row: Fr. Meyers, Iim Bushman, Bob Becker, Ioe Efrid, Ted Bruno, Charles O'Hare. Front Row: Melvin Krenek, Fabio Turrin, Mickey Hagar, Elphege Lcdumiere, Iohn Theqll, Tom Brophy Sodafztg The Sodaiity is one of the more active spiritual organizations found on the campus. It strives to place each of its members under the lov- ing and protective guardianship of Mary, Our Blessed Mother, by an increase in devotion to her. The chief and probably the most interesting activity of the Sodality is the report given by two members at the bi-Weekly meeting. The topics are all chosen because of their time- liness and interest to the Catholic student. This report is then followed by a question period and open dis- cussion. Some of this year's topics included The Church and Sports, The Catholic Church and Labor, Httacks on the Church. Rn open discussion on topics such as these gives the individual member CI Rosie Smith, Secretary-Treasurer, Patsy Welch, Vice-Prefect, Richard Scheutte, Prefect, Fr. Leel Spiritual Rdvisor. chance to see how other Catholic students think on such questions. Needless to say, everyone emerges from the meeting With a broader View of the question and possibly a better understanding of it. Other Sodality activities include the preparation of a Thanksgiving and Christmas Basket for the Mexe ican Missions, the collection of clothes for the poor and the remembrances of the monthly intention in the Sodalists' daily prayer. Qlways included in these specific activities is the fact that each member should conduct himself in such a way as to always exemplify Mary and thereby glorify God. Carlos Sarabia, Hrdis Collins, Lucia Bonno, Theresa Farge, Margaret Meyers, Kathleen Giblin, Rosie Smith, Margaret Phelan, Margaret Murphy, Ioan Fontana, Emerita Stell, Martha Williams, Virginia Halick, Patsy Welch, Joan Day, Bobby Delatte .3CCS The five initialseN.F.C.C.S.estand for C: group on campus whose aim ctnd functioning purpose is to be Ct service organization to C111 campus co-curricular organizations. By this federation, We, at the University of St. Thomas, are united to every inter-collegictte instrument in Catholic colleges and universities throughout the nation. Such union by providing campus co-curricular groups with a. means of communication and study to draw upon, is the collective measure toward the fulfillment of the student government's individual Hpostohc responsibility in aiding the development of campus organizations to their proper ends, These ends are: to broaden the student's social under- standing enabling him to apply theoretical knowledge to practical action, and to acquaint students with their responsibilities to their student cmd post-collegidte communities. The following events and developments were under the direct auspices of the N.F.C.C.Si on our campus during the 1955-56 academic yeotr: ethe sponsoring of Catholic Youth Week tOctober 20 to November Si in conjunction with Sacred Heart Dominican College and Newman Clubs of Rice Institute and the University of Houston, This was done by presenting rctdio, TV and press publicity emphasizing the importance of the national observance. The week culminated with the celebration of High Mctss for the colleges rep- Rev. 1. Ci OiDonoghue, CTSB. gesented. Father Sullivan Of the University Of St. Thomas delivered the address at the Communion . reakfast which followed. FGCUMY Rdvrsor ethe re-orgomizcxtion Of the Confraternity Of Christian Doctrine on campus with the addition of or course in the method of teaching catechism. Rs Ct result, CI number of the student body now actively participate in the religious instruction of Catholics in non-Catholic schools. ethe reviving and re-orgcmizing of the Family Life Group as Ct discussion club using the book, Marriage and The Family, formerly in the Sociology Department, CIS discussion material. Under this group's patronage the Pre-Ccma conferences Were held during the Spring semester. ethe obtaining of the participation of the whole University in the CURB drive, the N.F.C.C.S.'s bureau for College and University Relief Rdministration which gave help to needy Catholic college students abroad. ethe advertising of the Travel Program of the NF Student-priced tours to Europe and Mexico to enable more students desirous of foreign travel to have the opportunity. -the furnishing of information and crid to those interested in public speaking, debating, etc. By spon- soring ct Speech Tournament in San Hntonio March 17th, the Commission enabled cdl interested students to compete for forensics awards. The Forensics Com- mission of the Texas Region is seated at the Univer- sity of St. Thomas. The year's activities culminated with the election of CI new Senior Delegate when the election to a ; 3 regional office necessitated the resignation of this $51 ' V ' t H , year's Senior Delegate. Mayor Roy Hofheinz signs the Proclamation of the week of October 20 as Catholic Youth week in Houston with Bill Neeson, Student Body President, looking on Pat Malticr' Senior Delegate, Iohn Thecdl, Re- gional Chairman of Texas Forensics Commission, Charles Watkins, Met Krenek, Tom Dooley, Iunior Delegate, Bill Neeson, Torn Brophy, Patsy Welch, Lucid Bonno, Martha Williams Prof. R. I. Kelley Faculty Hdvisor The St. Thomas More Society was organ- ized by and for the students of the Univer- sity who are interested in debating. It aims to help the individual member develop his ability to think on his feet and to develop ease in public speaking. The topic of discussion for the present year was: Resolved: That all non-agricultural industries be guaranteed an annual wage. olmazs Wore Society Melvin Krenek, President, Nancy Dee, Secretary Besides inter-squad debates the club was matched against the teams from St. Mary's and Harvard. The annual high school debate tourna- ment was held on Qpril 14th under the auspices of the St. Thomas More Society and the University. Individual winners were pre- sented with scholarships to the University and the winning team received a trophy. Left to Right: Pat Mallia, Bert Hobizal, Mickey Hagar, Tom Brophy, Dick Hdrian, Bill Gibbons, Nancy Dee, Mel Krenek Honor Society Banquet Members of the Hquinas Honor Society are encour- aged to maintain high scholarship and to further their intellectual pursuits, While manifesting a sense of re- sponsibility for the development of aChristicm character. Membership is limited to those students Who main- tain an average of B, while participating in one very active organization or two moderately active ones, one of Which, for Ct Catholic student, must be c1 Catholic organization. Certificates are given each semester to qualifying students and CI key is given to those students retaining membership for six semesters. ciuinad onor .SZCiety Margaret Phelom, Secretary, Dr. McKee, Faculty Hdvisor, Frank Rizo, Vice-Presi- dent, Patsy Welch, President Back Row: Melvin Krenek, Tom Brophy, Chris McKee. Third ROW: Carlos Sarabia, Maria Regan, Lucia Bonno, Martha Wil- liams, Ioe Efrid. Second Row: Hrdis Col- lins, Dot Brett, Babs Zurovec, Skeeter Murphy. Front Row: Betty Kay Hanson, Irene Kerr eta mega Guinan receives Freddie Dumont into Beta Omega This is the first year that the University of St. Thomas was admitted into the National Catholic Honor Society, which is formally entitled Delta Epsilom Sigma. Our chapter is known as Beta Omega. The members, Who must be Seniors, are elected to this organization prie marily on the basis of grades. Only member of the Hquinas Honor Society are elected and only ten percent of the Junior class is eligible. The formal induction ceremony is held at the annual banquet at the beginning of the Fall semester. The first banquet, which was also the semi-annual Honor Society banquet was made notable due to the presence of Dr. Thomas H. Garrett, the president of Delta Epsilom Sigma. Delta Epsilom Sigma is primarily an honor society. Its chief work is to further scholarship. The chief work of our local chapter, Beta Omega, is to bring knowledge of scholarships, Which are nationally and internationally offered, to the notice of the students Who Will thereby be enabled to make use of them. Fr. Guinan receives Charter for Beta Omega from Mr. Garrett of Delta Epsi- lom Sigma, the National Catholic Honor Society Charter members of Beta Omega: Freddie Dumont, Rosie Smith, President, Mike Butera, Madeleine Hollier, Patsy Welch, Vice-President, Betty Kay Han- son, Emerita Stell, Secretary jine .Arfd Cqu The Fine Hrts Club of the Uni- versity of St. Thomas is advancing at a rapid pace. The Club today is a far cry from the original group that met two years ago in the of- fice of Pr. Quinlan. The few mem- bers that gathered at that time united themselves with the inten- tion of acquiring a better under- standing and appreciation of the Fine ths in general, and music, literature and painting in par- ticular. This year the Club is thriving with not only an increased mem- bership but with the Hrt Integra- tion class of Dr. Lowe GS 113 nucleus Catherine Gentile, Inez Cruzat, Pat Mallia, Fr. Quinlan, Faculty Rdvisor, Sam-Sam, and the newly acquired Fine HITS Mascot, Mike Butera, Kathleen Giblin, Margaret Hughes. Building as its center of activities. Dr. Loweis group has provided a means of broadening and deepening study. The new building has provided a setting in which study may be enjoyed. The understanding and appreciation that was originally intended has flourished. Conz-afernifg 0K CAridfian iDOCfrine The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine is a form of the Church's attack on religious ignorance. The members of the C.C.D. at the Uni- versity bring the truths of Catholi- cism to those Catholic children who attend public schools. Some members teach, and others assist these teachers by providing trans- portation, acting as substitute teachers and contacting absent or unenrolled children. The members prepare themselves for their work by taking a methods course for cathechetical instructors. Iim Harris, Paul Haring, Rose Marie Flores, Charles 'Watkinsy Pat Mullen, Rosie Hernandez. Back Row: Fr. Brezik, Marilyn Tanner, Rosie Smith, Babs Zurovec, Tom Brophy,BillGriggs, Mel Krenek. Second Row: Fr. Stoner, Dr. Peters, Mrs. McKee, Mary Ellen Phelan, Mar- garet Meyers, Sharlene thert, Margaret Hugh'es, Irene Kerr, Mary O'Hare, Helen Io Ryan, Helen Pattison, Lucia Bonno, Marno Miller, Meredith Gall. Kneeling: Ianet Moser, Ellen Carpenter, Charles O'Hare, Mar- garet Murphy, Margaret Phelan, Margie Vann, Laura Lou Coffeel Mary Hlice Guarin. merican guclied Cqu Hmerican thought is distinct from that of Europe and worthy of study in its own right. Hlthough the cultural heritage of Qmerica has its origin in the older European civilizations, it has been modified by New World conditions to the extent that it is now specifi- cally different from the culture of the Old World. Moreover, since Hmericans must live this culture rather than merely study it from afareas they do European civilizationea well-instructed appreciation of Hmerican art and thought is absolutely necessary if they are to live a truly human life in the historical conditions in Which they are placed. The Hmerican Studies Club-the founders of Which realized these things-seeks to give the students of the University of St. Thomas a deep as well as a broad understand- ing of Hmerican civilization through a study of the literature and history of the United States. Chris McKee, Secretary Pat Mallia, President 6n? BA 1 CKLJ The college student should not only be tamiliar With the great works of literature, but he should also be able to discuss them capably and intelligently With other people. Much can be learned by all the participants in the intel- lectual give and take, the exchange and weighing of a well-directed literary discussion. Such is the nature of the English Club. Furthermore, each meeting of the Club is held at the residence of a friend of the Univer- sity, and this fortunate arrangement provides a suitable setting for the gatherings by making them social as well as educational. NO single theme or category characterized this year's reading list, except perhaps, that, although justly famous and revered, the works Fr. Lee, Faculty Rdvisor, Hrdis Collins, Secretary, Carlos Sarabia, President are seldom read any more. These works in- cluded the Canticle of Canticles, the Iliad, and Goethe's Faust. The value of such a list lies in the opportunity that it gives the members of expanding their knowledge of the literature of different countries and periods of history. Back Row: Iim Ellis, Pat Gibbons, Bill Gibbons, Kathleen Giblin, Herdon Williams, Frank Rizo, Mar- tha Williams, Fr. Lee. Seated: Mike Butera, Lucia Bonno, Dot Brett, Mary Mendoza, Miss Elizabeth Moody, Hostess, Nancy Dee, Carlos Sarabia, Hrdis Collins, Rosie Smith jrencA CKuz The purpose of the French Club is to further the interests of its members in the French lan- guage, customs, music and lit- erature. This was accomplished by the use of French records and reports on France sub- mitted by the various members. Catherine Gentile, Secretary, Martha Williams, President, Virginia Halick, Theresa Farge, Inez Cruzat, Iocm Fontand, Lucia Bonno emf CM The Choral Club at their Christmas Recital at the Museum of Fine Qrts. Fr. Monoghom is the director. ediclenf $14019an There is nothing quite like dorm life. One is immediately thrown in as a member of a large family with its consequent advan- tages and disadvantages. If you have any big problems the dorm mother is always available for consultation and there are also many sisters to Whom one can air her griefs and confide her troubles. In this family, as in every family, there is working, playing and praying together. Then the not so pleasant work of studying is involved, the Nbrains" are more than willing to help the Hbrawn" with seminars, coaching, etc. Hlthough there are three girls' dorms, the residents are all close friends. The in- cessant social calls between the three and dinner together provide ample opportunity for "getting acquainted." Rn annual Christmas party is the high- light of the season with all the entertain- ment, decorations and work done by the dorm girls. Birthday parties are celebrated With entertainment and fine refreshments, sometimes made by our HMother" and tal- ent shows, usually supplied by the fresh- men. 9 Spring party is held outside with appropriate decorations and refreshments to fit the occasion. Every evening is culminated With family prayers for the success of our University and for the health, welfare and scholastic advancement of our fellow students. Dorm life is happy life. There are friend- ships made in the dorm Which last for a lifetime. Indeed . . . there is nothing quite like dorm life. ; t 4 1 g Rossmoyne Dorm. Mrs. M. G. Kiley, Resident Counselor, Mary Mendoza, Secretary, Margaret Phelan, Vice-President, Irene Kerr, President Yoakum Dorm. Rose Marie Flores, Rosary Chairmanl Bert Hobizal, Secretary- Treasurer, Rosie Hernan- dez, Vice-President West Main Dorm. Miss Mary Ruer,Resident Coun- selor, Helen Io Ryan, Pat Shelton, Hnnie Vrazel, Do- lores Ozuna, Babs Zurovec, Mary Ellen Phelan, Resi- dents -' .mmmwstxx. 9 0 en 6 edwlence The newly acquired residence just across the street from the Physical Science Building proved a God-send to tired feet and late sleepers. However, under the direction of Father Braden and Father Heyck, resident counsellors, a household of genial hard work- ing students was formed so that resident life became like home life. Because of lack of space the residence was limited to Freshmen. "There's nothing like a dorm" has been the cry that may force the authorities to see that the facilities are expanded so even higher classmen may avail themselves of something more than an approved rooming house in the school Vicinity. Moreover, the residence boasted not only that its members numbered among the best of the students and socialites, but also among the athletes in basketball, baseball and intramural sports. Menls Dorm. Back Row: Claude Gutierrez, Paul Bossle, Earl Schmidt, Leon Thomas, Joe Colvin, President, lack Sullivan. Third Row: Fr. Heyck, Resident Counselor, Steve Hurt. Second Row: Nick Parigi, Daul Deltz. Front Row: Gerald Dwyer, Pete Gracia, Tommy Littleton Fr. Lee, Faculty Rdvisor Ideas, opinions, imagination and humor all contribute to CI soci- ety. Ht the University of St. Thomas these contingents are evoked through the Vision. HS the University newspaper, the Vision presents to the students, faculty and those outside of this society the ideas and events of the student body evolving from day to day and month to month. The Vision is published first, by the students for the students, and secondly, as an instrument of student voice and c1 representative Of student thought. Through the periodical appearances of the Vision Ct candid picture of the University is presented in small but truthful details Which serve to guide those closely associated in this society and to inform those others who might be interested. Vision serves as an opportunity for students Who are interested enough to devote their time to develop themselves in the arts of creative writing and journalism cmd the technical skills of layout, printing and photography. "W" l W." "Ff "' - David Cooneyl Sports Editor, Kathleen Giblin, Circulation Manager, Jim Ellis, News Editor Ted Bruno, Iim Harris, Claudette Barbazon, Lay- out Editor, Louis Lupin Iake Iohnson, Hayward McLeod, Frank Rizo, Port Mallid, Literary Editor Simma Every institution has its Hraison d'etre." We, here at the University of St. Thomas become increasingly aware of this as we pass through our collegiate years. More- over, we come to know that each person has his own Hraison dietre." We come to know that, regardless of What others say, there is a meaning to life, that there is a goal to be reached. It is for this reason that the Summa is compiled and published. It is a permanent record of one year's activities at the Uni- versity. It is hoped that in later years when the book is thumbed through, it Will serve as a reminder of the ideals of this Univer- sity. If this is true, then we feel that our efforts have been fruitful. Irene Kerr. Editor Bill Griggs, Layout Editor, Betty Kay Hanson, Ioe Efrid, Nancy Chauvin. Bernadette Simpson VZM s win 4r . .w W,,ww' s Reggie Maloney th Editor Rev. I. L. Meyers, C.S.B. Faculty Hdvisor Evelyn Kainer, Iecm Dee, Don DePugh, Merry Colvin Mickey Hagar, Don Marr, Mickey Starr, Rnnie Vrotzel, loom Day, Dcm McCaims, Business Manager, seated: Bert Hobizcd KRENEK ' W ?EQPLiS CEGIiZEi VPRESiDENT ; 3Ae inst loofillicaf Kafzy 0n fAe Mn iuem ify camlobw ther speeches the crowd disperses. ACTIVITIES MENDEL Kefigioud Daily Mass in the University Chapel Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament The mottoeCrescomus in Christoeis ever Ct guiding light to the student Cit St. Thomas in oil the activities but it is more fully realized in the opportunities one is given in his religious life. Life is centered about the chapel from Which strength is derived in frequent Visits and assistance at daily Moss omd reception of Holy Communion. Every week during the school year the students attend the University Sermon delivered by one of our own Bosilion Fathers. This yeor the theme of the University Sermons was taken from the book, "Life of Christ" by Guordini. Immediately following the talk Benedic- tion was held in the Chapel. Visit to the Blessed Sacrament Fr. Lamb delivers a University Sermon to the student body J4cliuified 17 fr ,9 4' a e V0 Fr. Looby preaches Retreat Spiritual reading during Retreat This year saw the initiation of the First Friday Society. Its aim is to encourage students to attend the First Friday adoration. In the month of May the Mother of God was crowned Queen of the May by C1 sodcdist while the student body recited the rosary and sang hymns in her honor. The Hnnucd Retreat was conducted by the Rev. 9. Looby, C.S.B. during Holy Week. This gave the student time off from his studies to review his life of the past year. It was the time to take religious inventory, so to speak, and to once again order one's life to its proper goal. Coronation of Mary's Statue Legion of Mary Hltar Display at Retreat elofemAer Soiree Pomp ctnd Circumstance Crazy Crooners Dancing Under The Stars Let's Sit This One Out Take Me To Your President Don't Fence Me In Season's Leavings e C n m .0 .m $ w a aclie C1143 fmad Pom udifor ,5 gay A 3550' a $3; is g 32V E is sQ. i ii" kwkqgie g KW ts Ease aft, Eggs essi wagaag k: 'ax a I AQE The fifth annual Visitor's day opened in Rpril of this year on Friday the 13th. In spite of this, the University had a record number of Visitorse-4UO in all. The Visitors came from high schools in Texas and Louisiana to spend the weekend on campus. Festivities were under the able direction of Rev. 1. Gareth Poupore, C.S.B. Friday afternoon and Saturday morning were devoted to the Hnnucd Debate Tourna- ment under the auspices of the St. Thomas More Society. During this time also visitors were invited to inspect the University and visit the classes. Ht the luncheon held at Saturday noon, the winners of the debate were announced. Fr. Guincm, President of the University, made the presentation of awards. 4f? , Queen for jwtfe lam; Dixie Entry Parade in Full Swing , $15 h u ck Parade Forming Hpril of 1956 was the date of the third annual Plastron Derby held here in Plastron Park. Entries ar- rived from a1l parts of the nation and also from Canada. This event was inaugurated in 1953 by a group of turtles for the entertainment of their high school friends. This year there were a rec- ord number of entries; about 46 turtles qualified for the big race. Mother Melanie O.S.U. of Da1las was formally accepted in the Na- tional Hssociation of Turtle Racers in the pre-race ceremonies. Hnother surprise of the day was the naming of Miss Irene Kerr as Miss Tortoise of '56. The winner of the Plastron Derby of 1956 was the Galveston entry, Scheherazade, sponsored by Ursu- 1ir1e academy. Honored Guest of the NHTR. rimcwara The first annual Day Students' Ball was held on the stqr-lit veranda of the Uni- versity's administration Building. The setting was definitely HOld South" With the scent of magnolias drifting over the dancing couples. The music of Lee Waters was strictly on cue for the evening. HS cm experiment on the part of the day students, the dance proved to be Ct positive success. It is scheduled to be cm annual affair to Which the student body Will look forward. rt ngzAzt In keeping With the atmosphere created by the introduction of a Fine Hrts Department this year, the First Hnnuod Fine Hrts Exhibit proved itself most valua- ble. Visitors and students were able to View works loaned by local artists and art collectors. The exhibit was very stimulating cmd well received. rad Mardi Gras 1956 at the University took on a new look. Through the kindness of Nieman-Marcus of Houston, the princesses were gowned and jeweled in modern "High Fashion." Each princess entered on her individual float and was taken to her place on the stage by her escort. The modernistic design of the throne and stage were executed by Father Patrick Braden C.S.B. and Mr. William Campbell. Hfter the entrance of the Lord High Chancellor, the Queen and the Honorary Queen and King were enthroned. Then the court was entertained by two dances performed by the students of the University. One was a five-four rhythm dance in early 1900 New Orleans costume of various colors. The other was a Waltz number done in grand ballroom style with large spacious and sweeping steps. This fine performance gave credit to the artistic effort of Mr. Jack McClendon who acted as Director of the Student Show. Hnother highlight was the outstanding entertainment of The Mascots, who appeared through the courtesy of the Rice Hotel. Richard Egan, the King of the Mardi Gras, encouraged the audience to active support of the University of St. Thomas to enable it to continue to take its place beside the other universities of Houston. Diana Lynn, in addition to giving great terms of praise to the students for their excellent production, added to the eve- ning's entertainment by performing on the Concert Grand. Dick Gottlieb capably mastered the Lord High Chancellor's role with great ease. Hfter the Grand March of the Court, Hal McIntyre's played for dancing till midnight. 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X $$ng w a 91 - Mr. Egan being chauffeured by Mr. Bob Reed Her Majesty, Honorary Queen of the Mardi Gras DIHNH LYNN Miss Lynn being chauffeured in by Ian Ogletree Princess Sue Princess Betty Kay Hanson Princess Patty Keane ,- $4 '72 Princess Pat Mcdlila lo a r O b m G T b m G C s S e C n .n P Princess Margaret Murphy WK XXz 7 Z, 7 and his orchestra University students entertain the court. Hcd McIntyr gfxdom, z y , 2k?! 1 The Mascots 71,47! , wMirii; 2 ,, . 4, , 45517,;Mn? 3.5,? , W , , GOVERNOR SHIVERS HCCEPTS INVITHTION TO THE MHRDI GRHS Rev. H. Hotffey, C.S.B., Director of Publicity; Jane Obst, Student Queen, Governor H. Shivers, Rev. F. E. Monoghcm, C.S.B., Director of the Mardi Gras; Hnnette Dechch and Betty Kay Hanson, Princesses. icAef efferd ' I V , Student $iuidi0nd 3.? Rev. V. Brezik, Faculty Hdvisor CIRINCIONE DIVISION I ' BROPHY DIVISION Bill Neeson, General Chairman, Student Ticket Sales BRHDSHHW DIVISION WHITE DIVISION O E l L H G Father Ioseph L. Meyers, C.S.B., Faculty deisor, Coach John McDonald and Manager Joe Colvin. Cheer Leaders Pat Julian, Mickey Hagar and Margit chn BasketbaH Once again the Saints showed determination and spiritebut didn't have the guns for CI Winning season. Coach John McDonald's crew got off to a poor start, played well at mid-season and faltered again at the Close. They dropped severed heartbreaking games, bow- ing to Corpus Christi and St. Mary's in the final minutes of play. High scorer for the year was Captain Ken Choyceethe only Senior on the club. Prospects are bright for next year as ten lettermen are due to return for action. These include Dave Cooney, Fred Magee, John Power, Jack Sullivan, Jack Murphy, Leon Thomas, Ierry Morrison, Larry Gillespie, Don Carlton, and Jimmy Sutter. With the promise of Ct new Gym in the near future it is hoped that our basketball fortunes will rise and prosper. FRED MHGEE Winner of Most Valuable Player chrd I e u k C a I d O n o D c M n h o I h c G o C ie, Fred in of th "Tiny Carlton and Leon Thomas. worn, r. m m S .m I ille s p Capta Don Jack SL111 ison, I Larry G Dave Cooney, Ken Choyce Ierry Morr Norman Stevens Back row Murphy, Front row Magee, team, Baseball Father Joseph L. Meyers, C.S.B., Faculty Hd- visor, Mr. Lewis, B. I. White, Captain, Larry Miggins, Coach, Ken Choyce, Manager Coach Larry Miggins returned for his sec- ond year at the Saints' helm. The 3-10 record was not indicative of the playing and abilities of the Saints for the book shows many of the losses CIS close scores. Highlights of the sea- son was the Visitor's Day Victory over Whar- ton, before the biggest crowd of the season. Other victories were chalked up over Corpus Christi and Woodsdcde. Pacing the Saints bat- ting attack were Bill Cooney, Bob White and Ierry Morrison. Pitchers were Don Heeren- sperger, Mel Krenek, Fred Magee and lefty B111 ttBoogie" Hlderman. Lettermen include in- fielders Hndy Hill, Iim Sutter and Larry Gil- lespie and outfielders Dave Cooney, Charlie Krohn, Iohn Holm, Iack Sullivan and Dick Bradshaw. No one is lost Via Graduation this year so prospects are bright for a good sea- son next year. Back Row: Fr. Meyers, Faculty Rdvisor, Kevin Cooney, Bat Boy, Ken Choyce, Manager, Mel Krenek, Charlie Krohn, Coctch Larry Miggins, Fred Magee, Iim Sutter, Don Heerensperger, lack Sullivan, Bob White, Mr. Lewis. Front Row: Iohn Holm, Dick Bradshaw, Bill Cooney, Ierrxr Morrison, Dave Cooney, Bill Hldermcm, Rndy H111, Larry Gillespie. en :5 jfl framuraf .Sjoorfd This marked the second year of intercollegiate competition of the Bowling Team. Hfter a succession of victories over Rice and the University of Hous- ton, the team encountered stiff resistance in the Texas 9. 6: M. Invitational Southwest Bowling Tour- nament. Don DePugh led the team in the singles division while Bill Cooney and Fred Magee led in the doubles. 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