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¥<Wp^w^yviF«r/www»»MMvy»y OL ot la it IhouSe ^yyyyyywywyyyyyyy^^wi By THE EDITOR , Once again the school year is veering toward a climatic finish bringing with it the highly and sometimes hotly contested student body elections. This year is no exception; campaign managers have been busy for several weeks trying to talk up votes for their respective candidates. All forms of advertising and promotion will be tried to influence the individual's vote. This is all according to thc usual procedure, for a campaign election would not be worth much without some sort of fanfare to herald its appearance. But, as is always the case, the vote still rests with the individual, and it will take much ballyhoo to change a person's mind. We have always maintained that, although a person may seem to favor one candidate, the individual's vote will be influenced by the candidate's speech at the nominating assembly. This may come as a shock to the campagn managers, but when one analyzes the statement, no other conclusion seems evident. A student may agree to vote for a particular candidate, but after attending the assembly he may feel that the opposition offers a better platform for the betterment of the University. The student would then forget his ties and naturally vote for the man he considers the most capable of fulfilling that office. Whichever way the elections go or whoever is the eventual victor, the University will be the ultimate winner, for the candidates this semester are all especially qualified for the jobs they are seeking. It may be a little late now to bring up this subject, but a few words are in order on Greg Collins and the wonderful showing he made in Seattle. From the official scorecard, wc learned that Collins' loss was by a single point which is the most infinitesimal fraction possible in an oratorical contest. However, Collins' excellent presentation was a credit to the University and James Gill, Public Speaking Instructor who coached Collins. In the latest issue of The Stylus, Boston College's literary magazine, there is an interesting article entitled "A. B. Without Latin." The article contains the views of a student regarding the policy of Jesuit colleges of awarding A. B. Degrees only to students who have fulfilled the Latin requirement. Most of the other colleges in the country award an A.B. on graduation (without Latin). We think the writer has a good point, one which has gone too long unaswered. We quote the following from the article: "The boy who can read Latin at sight is a rarity in any American college. Except for the priesthood, thc professions no longer require Latin for success. The current Latin student spends his time in a trot to the dictionary following the translation word for word. He has no idea of the unit value of the work because he has to concentrate on the parts He has no idea of the essense of 'literature, because he never has had time to look for it." The writer continues along this vein for several sentences and then terminates his discussion with a forceful point: "The conditions on which the early Jesuits based their judgment that Latin be required no longer holds. The universal language today is English. The content of the Greek and Latin classics can be given in translation. It would seem that the very reason for the original choic.e of Latin is the very reason for it being dropped as a requirement for the liberal degree. If Latin cannot be taught as a medium of clear and artistic expression then something should be substituted. We believe that an A.B. degree without the Latin requirement is perfectly justified." Along with countless other persons, we hear concur to the above. We have our President's Day to honor the President of this University, and now that things have returned to normal why not the installation ceremonies usually held at the close of the Spring term where the students pay due worth to the outgoing Student Body President. This tradition has long lain dormant and now would be the proper time to revive it. We should do all in our power to show each outgoing officer that we are appreciative of the time and energy they have expended in ihe interest of the University. Jfranctsito Jfogfjorn OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO ROTC FEDERAL INSPECTION SOON Vol. 32, No. 10 SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 8, 1946 Wednesday Plans For President' Day Complete; Biggest In Five Years Sports To Be Featured In Daytime. Program; Medals Will Be Awarded Winners In keeping with tradition, President's Day will highlight the semester activities once again this year. This will be the 54th annual event to honor our president, which consists mainly of sport events during the day and is culminated by a reception at night. This is the time when the student body goes "all out" to honor Father President and is a clay of entertainment and good will throughout the school. This year's, event, May 14, will be the first large scale celebration of President's Day since May 1942 when many of the students left for the armed forces. In charge of the program are Herb Carmazzi, Danny O'Brien, Bill Poole and Pete Lacombe who have selected a committee including the executive council. Carmazzi and Poole will handle the athletic events on the field, Lacombe will take charge of refreshments and O'Brien will be master of ceremonies during the day. The committee members urgently urge students to sign up for the day's events. Cooperation CHAIRMAN BILL POOLE from the students has been asked in order to make the day a success. "This is one day that students must take an active part in the event s," Bill P o o le said. 'Most of the entrants join in the events for the enjoyment. They should remember that a great deal of skill is not required and that entertainment is the objective of the day This is a day for providing laughs and relaxation." Members of the committee stated that there has been a lag in students signing for thc events but expressed the belief that many students would sign-up as President's Day drew near. Signups are being taken in the ASUSF offices or through the chairmen. MASS IN CHURCH The Pentathalon will be the main feature of the day and will include 5 events; 3 track events and 2 field events. The schedule for President's day calls for all track and field events to be run off in the morning after the student body has attended Mass in the University Church. There will also be the novelties,., a., pie-eating contest, coke, drinking., competition, ..the president's race, and a fat man's race. A student-faculty softball game will be one of the main events of the day. The faculty team will include such noteworthy men as Father Harney, Mr. Kennard, Father McGrory, Pete Newell etc. The faculty is keeping its battery a top secret but it is a known fact that Father Jim will be behind the plate. LPSET PREDICTED Father President will not pitch this year, so his record for the past six years of six straight wins is still intact. In fact, Father Harney says the faculty has never been defeated. On the other side of the fence, Lou Dito, who is heading the Senior-Junior baseball team says this looks like the year for an up-set. He says the students have the Indian sign on the faculty this year and that the precedent established by the faculty the last six years is rapidly nearing disaster. The tug-oi'-war contest always enjoyable will be held and the (Continued on Page i. Col. 7) NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Foghorn Staff today at 12:10 in the Foghorn offices. Plans and policies for the Fall Semester will be discussed and the Moderator, Mr. George Kennard, S.J., will be on hand for special consultations. BIO-CHEM CLUI REORGAN R MEI SPEAKS If ever an unwary student of this noble institution wandered past the Green and Gold Room into the depths of the basement, he would discover the Chemistry Department. -Several weeks ago rising from its slumber of war years, shaking off the dust of inactivity and blinking its eyes in the light of day, the Bio-Chem Club came to life. For not only foul odors have come from the Department, but an organization which was the pride of the School in pre-war years for its scientific activities and its cooperation in Don Intramural functions. Its reactivation meeting was brief. The pioneers listened to their Moderator Professor Gorman as he recalled the past history of the Organization. "Its purpose," said Mel Gorman, "is threefold; \he first being to train the student to express himself properly by speaking on particular scientific subjects prepared by the student, secondly to have guest speakers, both of faculty-members and professors of other institutions, field trips, and third, cooperation in school activities of all. types. Earth Quakes Explained For the second meeting Father Alexis Mei, head of the Physics Department, spoke to the club about Seismology, the study of earthquakes. Father explained that earthquakes are caused by faulting or shifting of the earth's surface. This shifting has caused many strange things. It has even been rumored that the land opened up and swallowed a cow leaving only the tail sticking out. Father Mei closed by saying that in most parts of the world a small shock is a fore-warning of a larger one. Not so in San Francisco, so if you are awakened at night by a slight quake, turn over, for nothing follows—1906 was an exception. Through lias on with Lone Mountain and by invitation of Dr. Beynon, moderator, and Miss Barnard, .president of the Science Club, Easter Monday found Mountainettes and Hilltoppers trudging through the spacious buildings of the Western Regional Research Laboratories and being bustled through the busy laboratories of the Shell Development Company thus painlessly being inoculated with the fine points of industrial chemistry and scientific research. With this first rumble of the reawakened Bio-Chem Club their next meetings hold promise of an interesting future. *a Alumieus of * III To Be OrcfciiiKMl Martin Joseph O'Looney of the Class of '40 will be ordained to the priesthood of the Paulist Fathers on Saturday, May 11, in New York City. His first Solemn Mass will be in St. Monica's Church here. ■lOTI West Point Grad Assumes Duties Here As R0 Head Colonel Stuart Is Forincr Commander Of 102 A.A. Corps Much "spit and polish", stiff backs and snappy salutes were in evidence among the R.O.T.C. Kaydets last week and it is quite possible that the arrival of Colonel La Rhett L. Stuart, C.A.C., formerly Brigadier General commanding the famed 102 A.A. Brigade, had something to do with it. ' A West Point gradute and instructor for several years, Col. Stuart has a brilliant military record which includes attendance at the Advanced Coast. Artillery School, the Command and General Staff School and the Army War College. His pre-war duty included such posts as Panama, Ft. Monroe, Va., Ft. Scott, Calif., and Corregidor where he was stationed shortly before the outbreak of hostilities with Japan. Following his Philippine tour of duty the Colonel was appointed to the War Department General Staff in Washington, D.C., where he remained untfl December 1942. Almost immediately afterward he was promoted to Brigadier General and given command of the 102 Anti Aircraft Brigade. AT HOME HERE After a training period in the U.S. Coi. Stuart took the Brigade t8k New Guinea where they remained until the fall of Manila. He then led his outfit to Luzon and was charged with the responsibility of setting up and maintaining the Anti-Aircraft defenses for all Luzon. For his distinguished success in this undertaking the Colonel was awarded the Legion of Merit; a$so two battle stars in his Asiatic Pacific ribbon and one in his Philippine Liberation rbbon. During the interview, Col. Stuart expressed satisfaction in his new assignment—that of Professor of Military Science and tactics—at the University and emphasized the importance which the War Department is attaching to University R.O.T.C. units. He said, "The Reserve Officer Training Corps will soon be the sole source of future reserve officers and the War Department is seeing to it that the universities conducting these courses will have the best in equipment and instruction. TWO SONS IN ARMY "Major Whittaker and his assistants are doing an excellent job here I am well pleased with all phases of the training and will do the utmost to keep it at it's present high level." Colonel and Mrs. Stuart are residing in the Marina district. They have two sons. Sandy, the eldest attended Galileo High School and during the war served in Italy where he was commissioned from the ranks. Theodore, the younger son was discharged recently and is now attending U.S.C. In concluding the interview the Colonel made a final familiar statement, "If you should hear of a n y o n e wanting to rent a house ..." YMI Ignatian Council Sponsors Vacation Trek Notice was recently received that Ignatian Council of the Y. M.I. will once more resume it's popular "Vacation with Ignatian" at Hoberg's Resort in Lake County. U.S.F. Dons will be interested to note that this 8 day, all expense paid excursion is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 22—a date which coincides with the "break" between the final Summer session and the Fall term. Not since '42 has Ignatian sponsored this pleasure jaunt which grew in popularity with each succeeding year since '37. Members of" the original committee have returned from "more essential business" and have organized a super-special program in addition to Hoberg's usual fine facilities. Among the features are transportation, three delicious meals per day, a picnic and cruise on Clear Lake, horseback riding, nitcly dancing under the stars and a score of slick parties and entertainments. Reservations are limited and further details may be obtained from Ignatian Council Hoberg Committee at the Y.M.I. Bldg. 50 Oak St., San Francisco, Market 4260 or from Roy R. Lucchesi at the University. Nomination Ral Long Awaited Peace Time Junior Prom To Cap Annual Jr. Week 'Queen,' Don Spirit, Fairmont To Prove High-Lights Of Ball There will be a sweeping and dashing of feet. In the background will be soft music in the style modern, the scent of delicate perfumes and gay, friendly chatter. Thus, Junior Week will be capped and crowned with a very memorable and traditional prom and ball at the Fairmont Hotel's Gold Room on May 18. This year's Prom will have special meaning. It is the first one since the Spring of nineteen hundred and forty two, given in the true spirit of the University of San Francisco. It has been a long time for most students, and a Junior Prom was always something to look forward to. 4>- Students To Meet In School Air Five Offices In a prewar flash of strength, over 850 students will gather in the University A'uditorium ihis morning for the annual Nomination Assembly at which time the various candidates will be presented to the Student Body. This term's election campaign will be watched with special interest by all, for the Fall Term will be one of crucial mornents. Each candidate will be presented by his second and will give a short talk on his particular qualifications. The nominating parties will have to limit their speeches to three minutes. Four offices are open, President, Vice-President, Secretary and Head Yell Leader of the A.S.U.S.F. In addition, the run- nerups to the Head Yell Leader will serve as his assistants during the Fall term. The Treasurer is elected at the be- . ginning of each term by Bert Wniting, who is so popular throughout northern California for his "just right music" will dd the musical honors, with his clarinet and splendid ten piece orchestra. According to Junior class prexy, Guido Saveri, the number of couple on hand will be two hundred and twenty five. There is a definite limit to the number of bids so Saveri advises obtaining them as soon as possible. Prom bids may be procured from fceu Dito, John Ward, Dan O'Brien, Terry Maguire, Jack Durkin, John Contos, Da.n Carmazzi, and Guido Saveri. NO CORSAGES As in the past, because it is a University rule and regulation, there will be no corsages allowed. The busy Prom committee is working diligently on the evening's theme which will be Don Francisco and the Don Spirit. The Prom itself will be highlighted by the presence of a "Reigning Queen." She will be picked by a selected group of Juniors, who are busily canvassing the three Catholic women's colleges around the San Francisco Bay area. This queen, chosen on May Day will rule all the activities throughout Junior Week, which begins on the 12th of May. As yet, no definite plan has been formulated concerning the chosing of the queen. She will, however, be presented vvith gifts at the Ball, and be the guest of honor of the Junior Class. The Prom committee will consist ot Guido Saveri, president of the Junior Class, Bill Takai, who will do the Don Francisco sketches, Jack Durkin, the student body vice-president, Vince Sullivan, Bob O'Malley, and Bill McDonnell. PROM SUCCEES FORESEEN The Prom was summed up by Saveri: "Everything considered there is no reason why the tickets shouldn't be sold out long before the 18th of May." The Junior prexy went on to say, "The Gold Room pi the Fairmont is hard to beat. We were lucky to obtain a really fine band, which plays the music neither hot nor sweet, but just right. I'll further guarantee the "Reigning Queen" will bea Miss America. I believe everyone will enjoy the evening's theme, and the excellent job done on it by Bill Takai. "This will be the first Junior Prom since the Spring of 1942 in the old spirit of the Hilltop. I'm not exaggerating a bit when I say—it will be the best ever." MARASCHI CLUB SS NAMED AFTER USF'S FIRST PRESIDENT: HA HELPED FOUND OTHER CLUBS First Ai Hie Campus flubs At -Hilltop Is Also Biggest DAN O'BRIEN Mister O'Carmnzzi, the editor i date' so • far, it is evident that ol this sheet, has decided that'next year-will see the Maraschis since the last club reviewed was working harder than ever. In past the Clana Eireanna, now is thc Sullivan Promoted; Replaced Bv Olio Missing from the campus is the familiar face, of Joseph Sullivan, former Veterans Administration representative at the University. Sullivan is now acting as the assistant chief in the educational training section at the regional office of the Veterans Administration. Now occupying the former office of Mr. Sullivan is Charles F. Otto, class of '40. Prior to his appointment as representative of Veterans Administration on the campus Mr. Otto served for five years in the Army Air Forces including a tour of duty as navigation instructor in Texas. time to give due recognition to the Maraschi Club. He kindly directed me to the head of that organization, Guido Saveri, who gave me some very helpful firsthand information. The Maraschi Club was named in honor of the Reverend Father A. Maraschi, first President of the University of San Francisco. It has always been among the most progressive and active of the campus organizations. The fact that the Maraschi's have a possible membership in excess of two hundred and fifty is a noteworthy fact. This would be quite a good percentage of the Hilltop and with a membership even close to this the Maraschi's would be able to do a great many things. The actual fact of the matter, however, is that there are really only about forty or so active members, which is nevertheless a very good number. To my knowledge this was the first • campus club to reorganize. As of the present, they are a smooth, efficent, working group, well-organized and capably managed. To them is due a great deal of credit for fostering the present campus club drive. They have appreciably aided any organization that is attempting to reorganize and have instigated the return of many others to their present status. FATHER JIM, 3IODERATOR Their dynamic moderator, Father Giambastiani, S.J., and Maraschi president, Guido Saveri, both boast about a strong soft- ball outfit that they promise can take any team on the campus. To be sure the Irish and a few of the other clubs will have a word or three ( —!) to say about that! From their capable work to years they have always been one of the mest active of the campus clubs and have enlivened the school year with their functions. The great rivalry that exists between them and the Irish club will soon come to life again with the start of the intramural soft- ball league. The question of the best team will then probably be settled once, but not for ever! With next semesters scheduled resumption of all types of club and organizational competition this rivalry should really flare. The usual club functions for the end school year are being weighed by Saveri, Dick Raffetto, and Dan Carmazzi, the club officers. Plans for a banquet, picnic and that type of affair are being considered by these men and will soon be brought up before the club as a whole. CLUBS BUILD SPIRIT This inter-club rivalry that is especially present between the Maraschis, the Irish club and the Don Quixote society is one of the best things offered on the Hilltop. It is something that works well in practically all directions. Every man who participates benefits by the good clean competition and by meeting more of his fellow Hilltoppers. The clubs benefit by having active participation in club affairs by their members, and the University, itself, benefits by having all the clubs and their individual members integrated into a group that promotes and typifies the Don Spirit. These clubs are something that each member of the University should participate in as actively as he possibly can. They will do a lot for you, and they will do a lot for your University. (Ed. Note: Next week O'Brien will review another organization's history and activities.) term by the Executive Council. Election dates have been set for Wednesday, May 15 and voting machines will be provided by the city of San Francisco and will be located in the lounge. SUPERVISED BV BSC The elections will be supervised by the Board of Student Control under the chairmanship of Bob LOU DITO ASUSF P.REXY WHO WILL PRESIDE TODAY HISTORY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONTEST The department of History has announced that it will sponsor a history contest for the students of the University. The subject which has been chosen for the contest is continental influences on the Constitution. This topic has been chosen in order that those students engaged in the study of American History can at one time further their studies and also compete in the contest. It has. also been decided that the entries must be in thesis form, strictly documented, and between 5,000 and 7,000 words. The papers must be filed with the History Department on or before May 15, 1946. Through the generosity of Dr. Stanley Burns, '17, and in memory of Rev. Hubert J. Flynn, S.J.. three' prizes will be awarded for the best paper turned in. The first prize will be $50.00. The second, $20.00, and the third, $10.00. Any further information which is desired can be obtained from Dr. Sanger, professor of History. Regarding the contest, Dr. Sanger stated: "Taking into account the present enrollment here at the University, and witnessing the mature type of student now enrolled here. I frankly expect a considerable large number of essays of high merit indeed." "The students," Dr. Sanger added, "appear to be quite capable of doing the analytical and critical work so necessary for a paper of this type. I am certainly opti mistic. It might even be a very good idea to post the winning paper in thc library in some conspicuous and prominent spot." Rezan and including Greg Collins, Justin Smith and Nello Agostini. Earlier in the week, the Board had posted a notice as regards the offenses which would not be tolerated during the elections. Said Rezan, "Due to the huge number in the student body, the BSC is making every effort to run the elections in a smooth and workmanlike manner. We expect a large turnout and have set our plans according. Although plenty of time has been allowed to cast your ballot most students wait until the last, so that best advice we can offer the students is to vote early." The Constitution is being strictly adhered to in running oft this term's elections, especially in the matter of qualifications for the various offices. The rule that a student must have a 1.5 average has been strictly enforced and has resulted in several candidates dropping out of the picture. LARGE VOTE PREDICTED Each position also carries a class standing, the President must be a returning a senior, the vice-President at least a returning junior, and the Head Yell Leader an upper division ' student. The position of secretary is open to any member of the present student body. It was also emphasized that seniors graduating before June 1947 arc ineligible. This w^s done in order that no split term elections occur and perhaps ruin the planning of the activities schedule of the University. Student leaders were all predicting a large turnout of voters and President Louis Dito said, "This term's elections will probably be the largest since prewar years. The men running for office are specially well-qualified for office, and it is hoped that all the students v. ill cooperate with the B.S.C. in the matter of voting as soon as possible."
|Newpaper Title||San Francisco Foghorn|
|Issue Title||San Francisco Foghorn Volume 32 Issue 10|
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