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May 8, 1961;
Published by students of Sacred Heart University
STUDENT SENATE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FRESHMAN FORMAL The Student Senate will sposor SHU's first formal affair, the Freshman Formal "Misty", May 30th at the Rivers Edge Country Club on River Road , Shelton, Connecticut. Music for the dance, held from 9:00 to 1:00 a.m. will be provided by the Al Gardillo Trio. The dance will be precedded by a roast beef dinner served at the club from 8:00 to 9:00p.m Dress for the affair will be formal gowns for the young ladies and black tie for the gentlemen. On the following day, May 31, a picnic will be held, also at the Rivers Edge Club in Shelton from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. Both lunch and dinner will be served at the picnic. Available for our use are the swimming pool, softball.field, shuffleboard, ping-pong, horseshoe pitching, and volleyball. At night a record hop will be held for those with enough energy left to participate. The cost of the formal and the picnic will be $17, which can be divided into two payments: $10 by May 8, and the remainder by May 15. For those who wish to attend ;only the formal the cost will 'be $12 per couplejfor those who will attend the picnic only , the price will be-$5 per person. Payments for these must be made by May 8. Money for tickets is being collected by Bill Dean and Steve Lanzo of the Student Senate.
ADMISSIONS OFFICE TO ACCEPT 350 "There is no doubt in our minds that our freshman class of September, 196tj., will comprise at least 350 new students." These are the confident words of John A. Croffy, admissions director, in answer to a question about the incoming freshman class. Mr. Croffy noted that at this time applications to Sacred Heart are being made at the rate of 50 per week. He personally Interviews prospective students at the rate of 10 per day. The admissions office has received some 500 applications to date. As we go to press, over 260 applicants have been accepted. No closing date for applications has been published as yet.
The History Club of Sacred Heart University has announced that Mr. Yosef Yaakov of the Israel Foreign Ministry will speak on campus Thursday afternoon, May 14, at 2:35 p.m. In accordance with Its purpose to promote programs of a cultural and educational rfature at Sacred Heart, the Histroy Club is sponsoring Mr. Yaakov's visit. _ _ ^ _ _ ^ _ Born in China
Mr. Yosef Yaakov SACRED HEART CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY With some of the most prominent figures in the education world present, Sacred Heart University celebrated the first anniversary of the granting of Its charter by the state legislature of Connecticut at a special convocation Wednesday evening, April 15 th. Guest speaker for the occasion was His Excellency Walter W. Curtis,bishop of Bridgeport, founder of Sacred Heart. Prior to his address, Bishop Curtis read a letter from Pope Paul VI, written in English and signed personally by him, commending the Bishop for his foresight in establishing a university completely administered and staffed by the laity. All present at the convocation received a facsimile af this letter. The Rt.Rev.Msgr, Kearney, Vicar General of the diocese, began the cermonies with an invocation. Dr. Maurice J. O'Sullivan, dean of the university acted, as master of ceremoies. Among those present for^the occasion,who expressed their greetings to Sacred Heart,were, continued on page 2
Consul Yaakov was born in 1923 in Shanghai, China, where he went to a British school. Ke worked as radio news editor and commentator for an American and a French station in the Far East, then United Press Correspondent during the Chinese Civil War in Nanking and elsewhere. He immigrated to Israel during its war of independence and Joined the Israel Broadcasting Service (news division) where he served until the begining of 1962 - except for two years during which he was with the Israel Defence Forces. He became Deputy Director of News for the Israel National Network after a UNESCO fellowship in 1958 which enabled him to visit radio and television stations throughout the world on an exchange basis. Mr. Yaakov was transfered to the Israel Foreign Ministry at the begining of 1962, when he was appointed Vice Consul In New York and Director of the Film and Radio Division of the Israel Office of Information in the United States. Mrs. Dorothy Beck of the Bridgeport Jewish Community council was instrumental in bringing Mr. Yaakov to the SHU campus. Members of the History Club will act as a reception coamlttee for Mr. Yaakov's visit.
INDEX TO SUBJECTS Applications Civil Rights Club News Collegiate Interest The Deputy Editorial Letters to the Editor Library Feature Literary Sports
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OFF-BROADWAY C O L L E G I A T E A
By Jerry Saladyga ART Bridgeport Art League, 538 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport-portraits, landscapes and still life by Donald Winton (winner for representational art in the 1963 Barnum Festival Art Show). Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Qpen Book Shop, 1006 Broad St., Bridgeport—Chinese water-colors by Charles Chu, instructor of Mandarin at Yale; during store hours. Guggenheim Museum, New York ,City--A collection of 120 pictures Guggenheim Museum. New York C i t y — A collection of 120 paintings and drawings by Vincent Van Gogh; through June 28.
In White America—A powerful play about the Negro's life from the slave-ship days to school Integration. (Sheridan Sq. Playhouse) The Blacks — J e a n Genet* a grotesque play that is meant to shock the audience-and It does; an all-Negro cast, with some wearing white masks. (St. Marks Playhouse) Trumpets of the L o r d — A n allNegro cast singing the gospel according to James Weldon, in this highly exciting play, (One Sheridan Square)
Fairfield County Rehabilitation Center will sponsor a hootenanny at Darien High School, Darien, Conn. Friday May 10 at 2:30. The Hoot will feature the Cobblers.
TELEVISION OPERA METROPOLITAN OPERA. New York City—Performances of "Falstaff" '"Tosca", "Otello", "La Boheme", "Pagllacci", Macbeth", "Eugene Onegln" and "Cavalleria"; casts include Price, Evans, Tucker, a and Correli; conductors: Bernstein, Santi, Schippers, and Cleva. THEATER BROADWAY, New York City Any Wednesday—A very funny play by Murel Resnik, starring Sandy Dennis in the role of a rich man's mistress. (Music Box Theater) Beyond The Fringe ' 1961+- -The second time around for this smart satirical revue from London. (The Golden Theater) Funny G i r l — A wonderful musical starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice with a wonderful score to match by Jule Styne (music) and Bob Merrll (lyrics); includes such songs as "People" "I am Woman, You are Man", and "Don't Rain on my Parade". (Winter Garden)
ESSO WORLD THEATER--WNTA, channel 13; films on the literature and culture of various countries of the world. BIRTHDAY continued from page 1 Dr William Sanders,Commissioner of Education of the State of Connecticut;Rt.Rev.Msgr. Frederick Hochwalz, Executive Secretary of the National Catholic Education Association in Washlngton,DC;Rev, Vincent Dore,0.P. president of Providence College, R.I., and vice-president general of the National Catholic Education Association for Colleges and Universities. Dr. William J. Conley,president of the university responded to the greetings. President Conley spoke on the purposes of Sacred Heart and the traditions to which Sacred Heart is dedicated.
May 8 , 1961* FATHER D'ARCY, PHILOSOPHER, ADDRESSES S TUDENTS
Graduate of Oxford
Last Friday morninc. May 1, the Very Rev. Martin Cyril D'Arcy, S.J., graduate of Oxford university, one of the oldest universities In the Western world, addressed the students of SHU, the youngest university In the country. In a talk replete with anecdotes of his personal experiences at Oxford and Cambridge, Father D'Arcy, world-renowned Catholic philosopher, sketched the development of the university from ancient times, when it consisted merely of a teacher and his circle of pupils, to the present, when a university, such a.o Oxford, consists of a great number of teachers, hundreds of students, and many great buildings* Through the course of his talk, Father mentioned such university personages as St. Thomas Aquinas, Roger Bacon, and William of Wickham; and such colleges and universities as Paris, Oxford, Cambridge, and the smaller colleges (Balliol, the Royal College, Kings College), of which these latter consist. Father D'Arcy pointed out that until the Reformation "all universities in the West were Catholic" and even at universities such as Cambridge and Oxford "religious sentiments still prevail". Born in England in 1888, Father D'Arcy was master of Campion Hall (Jesuit college at Oxford University) from 1932 to 191*5. After World War II, he was Provincial of the Jesuits In Great Britain. Among Father's many publications are The Nature of Belief, Communism and Christianity, Death and Life, and Thomas Aquinas.
High Spirits—A new musical with Tammy Grimes, Beatrice Lilli, and Edward Woodward; based on the Noel Coward play, "Blithe Spirit", with a score by two newcomers to Broadway—Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray. (Alvin Theater) The Deputy—A controversial play by Rolf Hochhuth with a less controversial performance by Emlyn Williams and Jeremy Brett. (Brooks Atkinson Theater)
William Dean presents Bishop Curtis with hand-painted seal of Sacred Heart University at Convocation April 15
May 8 , 1961*
THE OBELISK LIBRARY RECEIVES TEN THOUSAND VOLUMES
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By Thomas Brown KREUZFAHRER SOCIETY R e c e n t l y , t h e members of t h e K r e u z f a h e r s o c i e t y c h o s e Mr. R i c h a r d Matzek as t h e f a c u l t y advisor for their organization. Mr. M a t z e k , a g r a d u a t e of Marquette University, received h i s d e g r e e s i n E n g l i s h and L a t i n , with a minor in p h y s i o l o g y . A member of t h e Crown and A n c h o r s o c i e t y . E t a Sigma P h i f r a t e r n i t y , and the L i b e r a l A r t s student council, while at M a r q u e t t e , Mr. M a t z e k h a s h a d a g r e a t d e a l of e x p e r i e n c e w i t h o r g a n i z a t i o n s such as Kreuzfaher Mr. M a t z e k , a s s i s t a n t l i b r a r i a n a t Sacred Heart, is pleased with t h e g r o w t h and s u c c e s s of t h e society. He c o n s i d e r e d t h e s o c i a l mixer sponsored r e c e n t l y by t h e g r o u p "a s u c c e s s a n d a c r e d i t t o t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n and to the U n i v e r s i t y . " Continuing, Mr. M a t z e k n o t e s t h a t " t h e s o c i e t y was p r i v i l e g e d t o c o operate in the University Charter Convocation, April l5i a n d t h e members seemed e n e r g e t i c and e a g e r t o be of s e r v i c e . Plans, a r e u n d e r w a y f o r f u t u r e a c t i v i t i e s which w i l l promote a s p i r i t of f e l l o w s h i p among t h e members a n d t h e s t u d e n t body of the u n i v e r s i t y . " The K r e u z f a h r e r s s p o n s o r e d a m i x e r , " A p r i l Love" a t t h e SHU gym, S a t u r d a y e v e n i n g , April 4. M u s i c was p r o v i d e d by a s e x t e t from D a n b u r y , C o n n . , known a s t h e " V i k i n g s " . The m i x e r was m o s t s u c c e s s f u l , and t h e K r e u z f a h r e r s p l a n t o make t h e " A p r i l Love" m i x e r an a n nual a f f a i r . SWEETHEARTS SOCIETY On A p r i l 8 , t h e S w e e t h e a r t Society received their charter from t l e S t u d e n t S e n a t e . The p u r p o s e s of t h i s s o c i e t y a r e as f o l l o w s : 1) To p r o m o t e s o c i a l a c t i v i t y and f e l l o w s h i p among i t s m e m b e r s , t h e r e b y e l e v a t i n g t h e s t a n d a r d of i n t e g r i t y , honor,' and c o u r t e s y among t h e s t u d e n t s of SHU. 2) To a i d i n t h e d e v e l o p m e n t a n d i m p r o v e m e n t of s c h o o l s p i r i t among t h e s t u d e n t s _ . Officers, elected at the l a s t meeting, are: Betty Felth, p r e s i d e n t ; Lois D'Andrea, v i c e p r e s i d e n t ; P a t r i c i a Godfrey, s e c r e t a r y ; and S a n d r a C a r l o t t o , treasurer. Members e l e c t e d t o the executive board a r e : Joan C a r r a f i e l l o , Adele C a p p e l l i e r l . and Connie F i o r e ; J a n i c e diCecco, s e r v i c e c h a i r m a n ; MaryAnne H o l land, sunshine chairman; Janet Kahn, S e r g e a n t a t Arms; a n d J e a n Criscione, chaplain. I n i t i a t i o n c e r e m o n i e s w i l l be h e l d on May 1 7 . D r . a n d M r s . M a u r i c e J . O ' S u l l i v a n , Miss Maureen C. L y n c h , and t h e mot h e r s of t h e members a r e t h e i n vited guests.
Students prepare t o unload the cases of books, under the d i r e c t i o n of Mr. Ready ( second from r i g h t ) , l i b r a r i a n , and Mr. Matzek ( r i g h t ) , a s s i s t a n t l i b r a r i a n . a t r i g h t : ( l e f t t o r i g h t ) Peter Sehvickert,Maureen Dursi,and George Oldroyd admire 17 t h century volumn. Anyone v i s i t i n g t h e Sacred Heart l i b r a r y f i n d s , t o h i s s u r p r i s e , an e n t i r e section of the l i b r a r y f i l l e d knee-deep with books. These are only a few of the 7500 t o 10,000 books w r i t t e n i n many languages purchased i n bulk from d e a l e r s i n Oxford, England,which arrived at Sacred Heart April 17. The number of books, according t o Mr. Richard Matzek, a s s i s t a n t l i b r a r i a n , f a r exceeded the number t h a t was expected. The books were obtained from the e s t a t e of Father Lopes who was a Catholic Chaplain a t Cambridge University i n England. Fr. Lopes i s associated with the Oxford Movement in England, although he l i v e d some 50 years a f t e r the Lopvss" movement began. F r . Lopes' l i b r a r y r e f l e c t s t h i s a s s o c i a t i o n : h i s c o l l e c t i o n of works of church h i s t o r y are both Anglican and Catholic. Two Collections There are a c t u a l l y two c o l l e c t i o n s of books, according t o Mr. Matzek. The f i r s t i s a general c o l l e c t i o n of the c l a s s i c a l authors - Greek and Latin - and "good, s o l i d works" of English and Continental l i t e r a t u r e . The other c o l l e c t i o n , which i t s e l f amounts t o 4,000 volumes, c o n s i s t s of works on t h e h i s t o r y of the Catholic Church and p a r t i c u l a r l l y the Church's r e l a t i o n s h i p t o Anglicanism. Thus f a r , some 5,000 volumes have been unpacked, From t h e s e , the l i b r a r i a n s have called 100 works which are of d i s t i n c t h i s t o r i c a l value, although not n e c e s s a r i l y r a r e . The c r i t e r i a for judging r a r i t y include a book's s u b j e c t , author, condition, and even s i z e . According t o Mr. Matzek, Sacred Heart has the b a s i s f o r a f i n e c o l l e c t i o n in the f i e l d of church h i s t o r y , a s t a r t which includes a "number of books which cannot be found anywhere e l s e t h i s side of the A t l a n t i c . " 16th Century Works When asked by "Obelisk" r e p o r t e r s how f a r back the books d a t e , Mr. Matzek showed them a Latin t r e a t i s e , published i n 1577, t h a t an a r c h i t e c t would use t o build a church. He also pointed out a b e a u t i f u l Roman missal, s t i l l i n excellent shape, which i s dated 1580. Mr. Matzek commented t h a t t h i s missal could s t i l l be used today. The oldest book i s dated 1560, but according t o Mr. Matzek i s not a very important one. Value of the Collection Mr. Matzek mentioned t h a t s e v e r a l students have inquired as t o the value of such a c o l l e c t i o n of books. He points out t h a t "in a l i b r a r y such as ours, t h e r e i s a s p e c i a l o b l i g a t i o n to develop a c o l l e c t i o n which w i l l gain for the diocese a l i b r a r y r e p u t a t i o n in those areas which make our school unique.-"- We have obtained t h i s c o l l e c t i o n for t h a t reason. "Collections such as t h e F r . Lopes c o l l e c t i o n are offered f o r s a l e few times indeed, and i t would be a mistake on our p a r t to consider only the immediate needs of our current s c h o l a s t i c program by l e t t i n g a c o l l e c t i o n as unusual as t h e Lopes c o l l e c t i o n s l i p from our g r a s p . " Mr. Matzek added t b a t anyone i n t e r e s t e d i n seeing some of t h e books mentioned may do so any time. These works are kept in the l i b r a r y o f f i c e .
SPANISH CLUB The S p a n i s h c l u b was r e c e n t l y host t o Dr. Henrique I z u r i e t a , Ecuadorian born physician pres e n t l y doing his U.S. residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. I z u r i e t a s p o k e t o ths s t u d e n t b o d y on S p a i n , h e r p e o p l e , c i t i e s c u s t o m s , and h i s t o r y d u r i n g t h e convocation period, Friday, April 3. F o l l o w i n g t h e Conv o c a t i o n t h e members of t h e Spanish club attended a luncheon i n h o n o r of D r . I z u r i e t a .
CO-ED3 During the Easier vacation, the Co-eds contributed money towards an Easter basket which was sent to the Pediatrics ward at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport. Due to inclement weatner, the tea which was reported in the last edition of the "Obelisk" was postponed to a later date sometime in May. "Oldies But Goodies" was the theme of a mixer sponsored by the Co-eds Friday evening, May 1. In accordance with the theme, music was provided by "old favorite" records.
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OMMEMlARy •/ COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENSE With Student Senate and class elections only a few days away,IL would like to take this opportunity to speak in defense of the actions of the Student Senate for this past year. Recently "The Obelisk" polled many students to find out what they considered to be the purpose'of a Student government, whether they thought the Student Senate was fulfilling this purpose, and, if not, "how such a situation could be rectified. The results of the poll were interesting, indeed. The answers to the first question were clear and straightforward. The majority of students polled considered the purpose of a student government to be two-fold: to provide and enforce legislation for the students; and to promote social, cultural, and educational functions on campus. Some students didn't realize there is a student government on campus(which indicates how avidly they read "The Obelisk"!), andone student felt that college is no place for a student government. Responses to the second question were also straightforward. Although many thought the senate was doing something, in general, the students did not think the senate was fulfilling its purposes. They gave many instances where the senate had failed. Those cited Included: failure to provide more social functions, the lack of communication between senate and Student Body, and failure to "set the standards" for future classes at SHU. I would like to ask these students: Just what did you expect of the twelve representatives you elected to your Student Senate last November? Miracles?? The charter Senate had two strikes against it before it even got to bat, and it is remarkable that the Senate has even gotten to first base, all things considered.. In criticising the program of the Senate, the students failed to take these "strikes" into consideration. The senators are freshmen, in a school consisting at this time of only freshmen. L DI T E P T . E T T E R S These student senators, many of .them unfamiliar with their job though eager to be of service , had no upperclassmen to guide "The Obelisk" gets better with To the Editors; their actions. Everything had to every issue. Keep up the good be learned "the hard way".through work. I have been reading "The Obeltheir own experience. And many's isk" with much Interest since Respectfully, the time they were wrong. Again, the first Issue was published, the students who elected the and I have happily observed its senators failed to realize that Mr. Robert Mashkin gradual improvement. I would the newness and smallness of SHU like to make a few suggestions are prohibitive factors which the concerning the paper. senate had to consider concerning First of all, Jan your column social, cultural, and educational Reply from the Editors headed "Collegiate Interest", functions. The Senate could not the only local cultural events sponsor the visit of, say, a you mention are the art shows. famed author or singing group to 1 We appreciate Mr. Mashkin s Once in a while you note a local the campus, for the simple reainterest in "The Obelisk". We music benefit or a hootenanny. son that the student body at SHU welcome any criticisms and any Would it be possible to include was too small to provide an suggestions readers may have in this column such as local adequate audience- for prominent that will contribute to the social events (mixers at o£her figures. As for "setting the steady improvement of the paper. colleges to which SHU students standards" for future classesWe are seriously considering have been invited, and the like) how glib can one be? Standards many of Mr, Mgshkin's suggeslocal theater (many of the area and traditions grow through many tions. It may please him to towns have "Little Theaters" years, not in one year. The basis note that SHU Confidential will which produce some excellent not be continued. Unfortunately plays), and educational -culturfor these standards and tradiit would be impossible to pubal events, such as lectures, tions can be set, and I believe lish "The Obelisk" during the local historic places of inter** were set, by the first Senate summer months. However, we est, etc. I think these suggesat SHU, as evidenced in the proare looking forward to putting tions would liven up the column, mulgation of a conduct code, in out a bigger and better-thanand make the column appeal to the student approval of theconever publication beginning next those students who cannot afford stltution, and the plans for the September. We plan to include the time or the money to see a upcomming Freshman Formal, more extensive news coverage, musical in New York. continued on page 7 more articles of a cultural nature, and a greatly expanded Secondly, how about making sports department which will "Student Opinions" (as in the include photographic features. last issue) a regular column? 5*A,* This would give the students an We thank all our readers opportunity to really "speak of the past year for their inout" on just about anything. I terest. think the "Obelisk" needs more The Editors student opinion. Official Newspaper of Sacred Heart University Please, can you do away with SHU Confidential? I imagine Associate Editors many of the students ere avid Maureen D u r s i readers of such articles, but The Editors wish the stuV i n c e n t Reade gossip columns can only do harm dents good luck on their fito a paper, and SHU Confidential nal exams. We wish everyone Sports Editor .Art E d i t o r is lowering the standards which an enjoyable summer vacation, Prank S c h a u f l e r Bob B i a n c a r d i I think "The Obelisk" is trying to set. See you in September 1 E x e c . S e c r e t a r y Lay-Out Finally, I would like to know J a n i c e diCecco BettyLois Pelth r The E d i t o r s whether 'The Obelisk" will be published during the summer. I STAFF would greatly enjoy reading it Writers: and keeping up with SHU news T. Brown,S.Lanzo,I.Menchero during the summer, and I am sure P.Schwickert,G.Saladyga there are many others who feel Photography: this same way. V.Reade Technical Assistant: L.D'Andrea
May 8, 1961;
ON THE RIGHT by Denla Kelly THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL "To enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States, to provide injunctive relief against discrimination In public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in education, to establish a Community Relations Service, to extend for four years the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunities, and for other purposes..." (Preface to the Civil Rights Bill now before Congress. The Civil Rights Bill, stalled in Congressional committees for over a year now, has finally passed through the House and reached the Senate floor. It is becoming increasingly apparent after nine weeks of debate that the bill that finally emerges will be considerably different from the one now being debated. But there appears to be agreement between both Democrats and Republicans from the North and South that a new Civil Rights law will emerge in the end. It will be a compromise bill, with the greatest emphasis upon the kind and extent of machinery to be set up to enforce the principles agreed upon. The Civil Rights Bill has been divided into four major categories or fields. The first concerns the extension of federal authority in order to assure Negroes equal access to many public accommodations: hotels, motels, resorts, swimming pools, restaurants, theaters, and stadiums. The second area deals with federal policing of hiring and firing practices to make sure that Negroes are not subject to discrimination. This section will include provisions to outlaw discrimination of Negroes In labor unions.
A third section would give the federal government the right to deny funds to any federal program in a community or state that fails to assure equal rights to Negroes. The fourth part of the bill has to do with how extensively federal agents are to be used to watch over local election machinery in protecting the Negroes' right to vote.
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Is a law the answer to the civil rights question? I don't think so. The answer to this question must come from human charity. Attorney General Robert Kennedy has stated that racial discrimination is a moral question. It follows, then, ithat the solution to the problem should be found in the human heart. It won't be found in a d a w that tries to liglslate .minds and hearts. When Governor Wallace of Alabama polled 25/o of the voters In the Wisconsin! primary, his .opponent, Governor Reynolds, 'a Johnson stand-in, made the rather arbitrary statement that "...25/t of Wisconsin's people are prejudiced." Are they? Or is the northern white voter awakening to the dangers to his individual liberties that are contained in the civil rights bill? We have the laws now to end discrimination, but these laws won't work unless they are complemented by charity and understanding on both sides. Liberals are mistaken if they think that brotherly love can be brought about by authoritarian legislation. Coercive integration won't work, and is just as wrong as coercive segregation.
THE OBLIGATION OP THE CATHOLIC COLLEGIAN Negro is a lonesome word. A word and a world separate from ours. There is a terrible and excruciating universe between the worlds of Negroes and Whites; one of which the most sensitive and the most imaginative of whites can catch only a slight but distorted glimpe e. The Negro lives in ghettos, slums and back-woods shanties. His task in life is that which the white, too often, considers too disgusting and degrading to offer to even the lowliest of his own race. We point to the welfare agencies, housing authorities, and community relief agencies and then to the ever-growing trend to uplift the Negro arri make him an equal, but with all our benevolent gestures we do more harm then Simon Legree and Jim Crow, because In all our gifts and attempts to make life more tolerable, we only make him a slave to the Welfare Dept, and, at the same time, we destroy his spirit. He becomes an animal that has to be fed and closed by his betters. How twill he ever rise out of the ghetto if his spirit is crushed and his will to succeed weakened by a subsidized life. The Negro doesn't want to be pampered-that only degrades him, in his own eyes aswell as the eyes of others* What he does want is a chance to be a man and to succeed •; at this on his own. He doesn't need low cost housing, social subsidizing,
etc. He needs to be offered the opportunity to prove himself, he needs a challenge that he can meet, not a living handed to him on a silver platter. In Bridgeport, as in most large communities, there is an extensive Negro section, a virtual slum that stlffles the will to succeed and drage down ' the Negro. The fearful white community is unwilling to 1B t him develope and the well-tntionedwelfare departments'inadvertently push him deeper Into degradation. The Catholic college student has a moral obligation to help alleviate this situation, not by donating money to the various causes or by campaigning for more welfare, but by trying to make white c ommunity see the Negro as an equal-not an inferior that has to be pitied. The Catholic college student should keep himself informed about the background,and real sources of the Negro's problem. He can accomplish this through a mature ai d intelligent study of sociology, psychology, anthropology, theology, and related subjects. Through such studies, the student will become more deeply aware of ttie brotherhood of man, and will recognize the fact that a man's acceptance into human society does not depend on his color or facial features.
Page 6 THELONIOUS MONK High Priest of Jazz
Thelonious Sphere Monk is likely the most controversial figure in the world of Modern Jazz. After years of painful and often thankless effort, his star has finally risen in the fermament along with that of Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, and Bud Powell. Monk has finally arrived at the summit of serious recognition that he had deserved for so long; now his name is spoken with the reverence that jazz has come to demand. His music is discussed in composition courses at the Juillard School of Music, and French critic Andre Hodeir hails him as the first jazzman to have "a feeling for specifically modern esthetic values." .The complexity that Jazz has lately acquired has always been present in Monk's music, and there is hardly a jazz musician playing who is not in some way indepted to him. Monk's inimitable piano style is such a part of the music he has composed that few jazz musicians have much luck with even those Monk tunes that have become a part of the standard jazz repertory, such as "Trinkle Tinkle", "Off Minor", "Nutty", and "My Dear". The array of sounds that he produces from his 3aldwin Grand are beyond the grasp of the most proficient of academic pianists. A rather startling innovation of Monk is the "Monkish Dance". It consists of his stopping in the middle of a number, rising, and softly shufflin his feet, spinning himself slowly in small circles. His head rolls back while he twists his goatee into a sharp rappier. His eyes become hooded with a sort of abstract, tracelike, sleepiness, and his lips become pursed into an 0. At last the lonely wail of the sax pierces the atmosphere and Monk breaks the fragile trance and dashes back to the piano,
May 8, 1964
THE OBELISK hands striking the keys like the pounce of a cat. Monk is a man completely engrossed in his work; at times he seems ecstatically happy with life and with his music, but at other times he seems angry, and completely withdraws from society, becoming totally mute. He stays up for days on end, prowling about his room, desperately playing his piano as if it were a wearying curse. This is Monk, the mad genius of jazz, who has finally been accepted into a world that has for so long rejected him. The music that he is making suggests that the better his audience receives him, the better he gets. Those who are interested in hearing Monk will find the following albums to be among the best examples of his magnificent talent.
ESCAPE Then come with me; The time is ripe Our dalliance it is past Our love is free It,too, shall fade; S* do net run so fast. But stay with me And be my love And I will show you,dear, That while life lasts And while we live,we need not love like fugitives; But now,love;now, and here. P.D.R.
DECEIT THE KING To sleep to wander aimlessly Through the labyrinth of irrational dreams, And to awaken insane.
Criss Cross - Columbia records L,et's Call Ihls - Prestige Blue Monk - Prestige Monks Dream - Columbia
There is no purpose to life; it is a strange affliction. Why is one told it is beautiful? Deceit is King of all worlds. SG
AS ADVICE Cull the cream of loveliness, Sift the silver hours; Treasure up the fleeting time, Honey-sweet as flowers. Linger long by mossy banks, Whisper words of love; Laugh and loiter while you may, Til stars spark fire above, Wander, willy-nilly, fey, Through the dewy grasses; Each elfin foot that passes, If you close your eyes you'll hear. Dream the dreams of idle youth, Walk handfast along; Age will overtake you soon Swift, sing your silvan song. Waste not, want not, wilful one, All that woodland wonder; For if you lack the eyes to see, Blind age will bear you under. Dance delightful wild pavanes Where the sunbeams fall; When you're cloyed with clinging years, You'll lose the best of all. You'll The You'll The
lose the gay song raiss the witching
dear delight of youth, sweetly playing; free abandoned days, hours of maying.
Then cast aside your carking cares; Leave life's long grind behind you; Slip the cords of dullness, for The bonds of duty bind you. Flit away through Adorn yourself Cull the cream of Sifting silver
fairy ferns; with flowers; loveliness, hours. PDR
May 8, 1964
E U R O P E *.. by Peter Schwickert, lar with a statue of our Blessed INNSBRUCK Lady on top.- The devotion of i the people in this area seemed ' The infant rays of the morn•> evident in this beautiful monuing sun brilliantly illuminated ment. To the right of'this pil-the snow-covered "tops of the lar stands-ithe Hofkirche, which Tyroller Alps as the bus sped contains the tomb of Emperor cautiously along the steep and Maximilian I, one of the most winding road toward Innsbruck. magnificent of Its kind in EurThe morning mist still hovered ope. There also lies the tomb •in the lower region of the Innof Andreas Hofer, the patriot tal, but as we climbed to highwho led the Tyrollese peasantry er elevation, the Alps became in the war for independence. more visible. The wooden railNotable, too, is the New Palace ing along the side of the road built by Maria Theresa. It is served as a good guide, but more located on the banks of the Inn important, it gave us all a s River, and is bordered by beausense of security. The river, tiful gardens and walks. far below us, added beauty to The rest of the city, however, this picturesque scene as it is filled mainly with souvenir wound snake-like through the shops, government buildings, and valley. Inns, which serves its own speWe soon reached the apex of cialty of food and drink. our steady climb, for the Alps The pople, in and around Innsnow came into full view. They bruck, are generally friendly stretched as far as the eye and helpful, especially to tourcould see, Majestic and proud. ists. They like their simple Fresh snow covered their tops, way of life and prefer to be and their granite bulks rose left to themselves. They are proudly above the lake before almost immune to change, for the us. The bus stopped here for a past has taught them much. Durfew moments in honor of all caming the Winter Olympics of 1963era enthusiasts, and then con1961+, disturbances were quite tinued toward our destination. common because the people were not ready to harbor the dynamic The high church towers of American spirit. Innsbruck soon came Into view, reaching toward the sky and the My two days in Innsbruck went surrounding Alps. The city itby much too fast, but my memorself dates back to the early ies of this city--the Alps, the Middle Ages, but it reached the Old and the New Palaces, the height of its glory during the Hofkirche, the inns, and the reigns of Maximilian I and Maria people--will always stay with Theresa. Its population today me. numbers approximately 50,000, 'composed primarily of GermanEDITORIAL cont'd from page 1+ speaking Roman Catholics, It is It is fortunate that in Senate the capital of the Tyroller rebaseball, three strikes do not gion and plays an important part constitute an "out". For once In Austrian politics. It is at bat, the Senate was delivered also one of the most frequently a third strike it had not barvisited tourist attractions in gained for—the apathy of the Europe. Its natural beauty student body and of some student draws people from all over the senators themselves. Students world and from all walks of life. complained that there wasn't About eight o'clock, the bus enough social life on the campus I finally pulled to a screetching and yet when dances were held, stop In front of the Innsbruck how few of the students actually railroad station. The city was attended to make the dance a sucquiet, but that Is understandcess? When the senators asked able, because the summer season for suggestions as to how the was over, and the winter skiing Senate could be of more service season had not yet begun. to the student body, how many After arming myself with camstudents actually took time to era, Swiss hat, and a good pam write out something that would (map), I started my tour of the be of help to the senators? Not sity. First, I visited the Old many! Many other instances of Palace, built around lf?00 by ,the student indifference and "unarchdukes of Tyrol. This edicooperation have been in evidence fice was, and is, most notable during the year: deliberate viofor its richly adorned balcony, lation of the conduct code, parmost commonly called "Das Golticularly where the lounge is dene Dachl" (The Golden Roof). concerned, and the resppnse of The roof of the balcony is cothe students to the call for vered with pure gold, and the volunteers to help in the libwalls around it are covered rary with gay colored frescoes. Here kings and queens, surro inded by Considering the circumstances, riches and wealth, greeted their I think the Senate has done just subjects. about the best it could.It is certainly from perfect; many imAcross the street stands the provements and adjustments must most exquisite building in Innsand will be made as time goes on. bruck. Its walls are covered As I have said, Senate elections with colored baroque-style orare upcommlng. Let us see to liti naments carved from stone, and that intelligent, mature students between t h© third and fourth ire elected to fill these posistory hangs a black marble tions in-order that the great coat of arms. work of the charter Senate may be Two blocks farther down the continued. jstreet stands a tall marble pilH I ^ L l T E S
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THE DEPUTY: A Controversy
by Gerald Saladyga
A play, "The Deputy" by Rolf Hochhuth, is now giving performances in America and throughout Europe. It dramatizes an era in world history during which millions of Jews were being slaughtered by the Nazis in Germany. In particular, it dramatizes a fictitious personal episode between (a not-so-fictitious) Pope Pius XII and a Father Riccardo Pontana, an Italian Jesuit who is sort of an Edith Stein and a Father Kolbe rolled into one. The issue the play brings forth is in the form of a question: What should Pope Pius XII have done about the Nazi extermination of the Jews— publicly attack the issue and thus bring about a possible increase in the murders, or he could remain silent and try not to aggravate the situation; the Pope chose to remain silent and asked his subjects to do so. But Rolf Hochhuth accuses any responsible leader (Atheist, Protestant, or Catholic) of the world of that time In the person of Pope Plus XII for not epenly condemning the mass murders of the Jews. He wonders how any man could remain passive when his innocent brothers are being killed. It is true that these leaders, including the Pope, remained silent about the killings of the Jews—even' after being "urged to speak; out by lesser leaders. But would it have done any good" to publicly condemn the acts? The Dutch heirarchy's public condemnation of the atrocities only led the Nazis to an Increased campaign against the Jews in Holland. Hochhuth characterizes Pope Pius XII as an anti-communist and as an anti-American, but not pro- or anti-Nazi. He explains that the Pope chose to remain silent because Hitler was fighting against the progressive atheistic communists who were a threat to the religious world. (A line of the Pope's dialogue in the play suggests his anti-Americanism: "In March We publicly declared that we have nothing, nothing at all, to do with the aims of Great Britain and the United States.") There is very little similarity between the real Pope Plus XII and the Pope that appears in the play. Hochhuth s Deputy of Christ on earth is a greedy politician who is swayed by continued on page 8
May 8, 196h THE DEPUTY continued from page 7
YALE "CATHOLICS ABROAD" TO SPEAK OK CAMPUS In an exclusive interview, Rev. Nevllle-H. Brazier of the language department disclosed to "The Obelisk" the unexpected possibility of having several students from Yale University, New Haven, speak here within the next two weeks, provided enough interest in the proposed visit is shown by the students of Sacred Heart. These students, all undergraduates at Yale, have participated in a new program known as "Yale Catholics Abroad" and are interested In relating their rewarding experiences in a foreign country to fellow Catholic students. "Yale Catholics Abroad" got underway three years ago when a group of Catholic students at Yale arranged to go to Mexico for one or two months during the summer. In Mexico the students helped to build playgrounds, rebuild houses, and other such projects, under the direction of a Los Angeles builder who volunteered to direct the work of the young people. Since the Inauguration of the program, interest in it has grown rapidly. Students at sucl universities as Harvard, Dartmouth, and Stanford have shown active interest in the "Catholics Abroad" movement. Last summer over 300 young people took part In the program. "Catholics Abroad" has the full approval of the National Catholic Welfare Conference in Washington, DC, but Is actually ASSOCIATE IN ARTS PROGRAM TO OFFER THREE CURRICULA
To begin in September
The administration recently announced plans to inaugurate a two-year college program at Sacred Heart leading to the degree of Associate in Arts. The program, which will begin in September, 1964, will offer three curricula for the Associate candidates liberal studies, accounting, arrd general business. In a statement concerning the Associate in Arts program. Dean O'Sullivan noted that the program was introduced "to provide educational opportunities for high school graduates in the diocese in accordance with the recommendation of the Educational Policies Committee and of the Department of Labor that every high school graduate be given the opportunity of two years of college." The program is, according to Dr. O'Sullivan, "another step toward the achievements of Sacred Heart to the entire diocese."
under the direct supervision of the Mexican hierarchy. According to Pr. Brazier, the service the students render to the country in which they work is great Indeed. However, it is "the example of the young men and women from an affluent society living a good Catholic life that makes the greater impression on the people for whom and with whom the students work. Students volunteer to work for either a month or two during the summer. They have only to provide transportation ("of any sort", adds Fr. Brazier) to and from Mexico. All else, including accommodations, Is provided by the people on the spot. They live a community life, learning to live together before going to work. Some knowledge of Span ish is helpful to the volunteer, but is not absolutely necessary. Students work in groups of 15 to 20, with a chaplain in charge of each group. The young men have spoken at every college and university in Connecticut and Massachusetts, explaining their project and its purposes, and showing slides of their work. All students interested in having these students speak on campus should contact Pr. Brazier before May 13. If enough interest is shown by a represent tative group, Father will arrange to have these young men visit Sacred Heart.
STUDENTS APPROVE CONSTITUTION The Student Body recently approved the Constitution of the Student Senate by an overwhelming "yes" vote.
Sacred Heart will undergo extensive remodelling during the course of the summer, according to Dean O'Sullivan, although the plans for the various changes are still somewhat vague.
Sidewalk superintendents— at WSHU construction site.
medieval anti-semltlsm. He is not the man who saved thousands of Jews by financing many escapes and by hiding Italian Jews In his summer v i l l a — either is he the man who gave asylum to the ambassadors to the Holy See In Vatican City when the Germans occupied Rome. There are no grounds for this misrepresentation and no justification for it—save sensationalism. Yet the play brings up one valid question: who is to blame for the mass murders of the Jews? Surely it cannot be the Pope alone, or even one particula people or country* Who is to blame, then? Rolf Hochhuth's answer to this question is everyone and anyone who remained silent about the atrocities during the terror of the Third Reich— Including the Pope. The Christian conscience has been shaken. An almost forgotten experience has been brought back for all to think about, and for all to live with. But, who is to blame—anyone, or everyone? The answer must be found by each man himself, as Rolf Hochhuth has found his.
SCHOOL May 25-29 Mon: Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri:
CALENDAR Final Exams History Chemistry Languages Theology & English Math
Foremost among the changes is the conversion of the main lecture hall (band room) and adjacent rooms into radio rooms for radio station WSHU. It is expected that construction on the radio rooms will be completed by the beginning of exam week, and that the radio station will be in full operation by the end of the summer. Much work will be done on the science laboratories. The present chemistry lab will be converted into a physics lab and the biology lab will be made into a new chemistry lab. Other changes include the building of additional parking space adjacent to Jefferson St., and the construction of new lounges on the first and second floor to accommodate the increased student body of next year.
May 8, 196h
H E A R T ' S
SHU SUCESSFUL IN OPENING MATCH S
Eight in number, members of the SHU Golf club hurry from their two o'clock class on Mondays to the tee-off at 3:30 at Hillandale Country Club In Trumbull. Hillandale has been gracious enough to allow Sacred Heart's team the use of their course every Monday afternoon. The men, who began playing in March at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, adjacent to our University, miss the extra 100 yards on the right of the fairway which provided plenty of room for their slices. The main lesson learned by the team last Monday was to bring along a few extra golf balls, for one never knows when he might be in the woods, or in the water. The team so far has a 1-0 record. This win resulted from a victory over the golf team, of St. Joseph's High School.in Trumbull. Leaders for Sacred Heart in the match were; Bob Halky, Bill Dean, and Mike Farkas, who all managed to outskill their opponents. John Yurch, fourth starter for Sacred Heart, Met with a little difficulty along the way and unfortunately lost by a few strokes. The other members of the team are: Bob Convertito, Larry Tellone, Steve Lanzo and Bill Tierney. The team has a few matches lined up for the remainder of the season. After observing the men in action last Monday Mr, Matzek, moderator of the golf team, gave them full permission zo retain any golf balls they might have left at the end of the season.
SHU finally drew the curtain on the initial campaign of it's b asketball history. The Hearts, who finished up with a 10-6 win-loss record, suffered at the offset of the season from a lack of teamwork and depth. As the season progressed the matured and played the type of ball of which it was capable. Because of a late start in the season the team was unable to arrange a formal schedule and was forced to pick up games whenever it could. Nevertheless, the Hearts met some for1 dable opponents in the course of the season and most -always looked impressive in victory or defeat. Their 10-6 record is not indicative of the brand of ball that they played. Three times they went down to defeat by the combined margin of 6 points. On only two occasions were they actually outmatched. Lycoming and Fairfield University were the only teams that rolled up impressive scores against the Hearts. The SHU offense combined for a total of 1320 points as opposed to 1214 points for the opposition. Center, 3111 Elliott spearheaded the seasonal scoring attack with 351 points for a 21.9 points per game average, Bill, a workhorse off the boards, was most effective under the basket where he gained most of his tallies. He also had a pretty fair jump shot from the corner with which he occasionally hit the rim.
to be at his best against the rougher competition. Steve Lanzo, a forward by trade but frequently seen helping out in the backcourt, rounded out the starting five. Steve, like Bill Dean, was more or less a playraaker for he would pass up many shots at the h oop for himself to get the ball into the big guns. Nevertheless he scored 87 points for a 5.4 average. Jim Kirby and Buddy Mandanici, the sixth and seventh men on the squad, saw plenty of action and performed nobely* Richie Wadeka was on of the h igher scoring subs. He checked in with 32 points on the year with a personal high of 10 points against Saint Ambrose. Mike Kusick was another top reserve. Mike improved steadily toward the end of the season. Bill Tierney, Vin O'Connor and Joe Sia are three more undaunted members of the splinter brigade who turned in creditable performances. Joe Sia was for* ced out of action at the middle of the season because of a back injory.
HEART LINES SOFTBALL ENTHUSIASTS SCHEDULE SUMMER GAMES The male society, headed by George Gardner, Thomas Crenick, David Riehl, Frank Bruno, aid Michael Farkas, has formed its first spring and summer extracurricular activity. The society, by forming SHU's first softball team, hopes to play an unlimited summer schedule with other schools and other fraternities as well as with industrial teams. The team is already slated to play Fairfield U. and Knights of Columbus. The starting team is made up of Bill Tierney, L.F.; Frank Bruno, 2.B; Thomas Crenwick,3Bj Joseph Sia, C.F.; Mike Kusick,R.F.; Dave Riehl,IB; George Gardner,P; and 'Richard Wadeka,S.S.; Larry Tellone,R.F.; George Gardner,P;aid Bob Convertito,C. The other members of the team are Bob Bucci, Jesse JohnsonA Ed C-oyette, Pete Balkite, D a ve Wadonoli, John Lehaney, and Dave Ifkovic.
Dave Riehl, a forward, accounted for 291 points and an 18„2 points per game average. Dave relied on a great jump shot which he used quite effectively. Frank Bruno, a guard, followed with 266 points and a 16.6 point average. Frank scored most of his points on driving layups which were about impossible to stop. Bruno was also quite a defensive specia list quelling many a rally with his timely steals and backed shots. Bill Dean combined with Bruno, and on occasion Elliott, i n the backcourt. 3111 was the playmaker of the squad but occasionally he cut loose with a jump shot which accounted for 132 points and an 8.3 point average. Bill always seemed
Bill Elliott holds the school r ecord for a single game high with 34 points. Dave Riehl's basket brought the Heart's score over 100(for the first and only time this year) in a game against the Fairfield Firestone. SHU's basketball season was probably the longest in college basketball history. Who else could extend 16 games through five months? Biggest disappointment of the season was Bill Tierney's failure to score 15 points and get 15 rebounds in the Student Body versus Varsity game as he had promised he would. Muchas gratias to the cheerleaders for their tremendous support of the team.
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SPORT'S EDITORS OPINIONS A T H E L E T E S
Bill Elliott, No. 44
Bill Elliott Bill Elliott,star center and high point man for Sacred Heart basketball team,attended Bungay grammar school in Seymour, Connecticut, where he played both basketball and baseball.He then attended Hinley Prep, where he was captain of the baseball, basketball,soccar, and track teams. Bill, who is 6'V 1 tall and weighs 230 lbs,, was also elected president of his class and was an active member of the student council. After graduating from colleg« Bill would like to teach junior high school s nd coach athletics During the winter he spends many hours skying, one of his favorite sports. Billy Dean Billy Dean, defensive guard for the SHU team, attended St. Augustine's grammar school where he got his first taste of both basketball and baseball. After St. Augustine's, Billy went to Notre Dame High where he__gained additional experience in both sports. In his senior year, he was elected co-captain of both the basketball and baseball teams. He was also active on the golf team. After graduation from Notre Dame, he went to work for Sil Korsky korsky. While there, Billy played on the softball team in the industrial league. While playing for Sikorsky, he entered the World Softball Tournament as a second baseman. Bill is at present the co-captain of the SHU squad.
S t e v e Lanzo Steve Lanzo,starting forward for SHU's basketball team, attended St. Charles grammar school In Bridgeport.His career in basketball started in the sixth grade. Steve's ability progressed to such an extent that he became the number one draft choice for the Biddy basketball league in Bridgeport in the eigfch grade. He was a member of the team that won the North-East championship in Hartford and the World Biddy League Championship against Japan, in Witchita,Kansas. Upon graduating from St. Charles Steve entered Notre Dame High In Bridgeport. He set aside basketball,at Notre Dame to concentrate on his studies. During his stay at Notre Dame Steve kept In shape by playing YMCA Interstate League where he won the district title He also played CYO ball for two years. Steve is 6 feet tall and weighs 175 lbs. and his favorite extracurricular sports are: diving,judo, and golf.
by Bob Biancardi Lycoming was the most impressive team to face Sacred Heart all season. Bob Jenkins of Lycoming was the most formidable player tO face the Sacred Heart squad all season. Jim Kirby was the most improved player on the team over the course of the season. Jim turned in one steady performance after another. Frank Bruno was the most valuable player on the team. This editor does not believe that SH would have compiled a 10-6 record without Bruno. The Sacred Heart versus Homeport game was- not really a basketball game, but ratner a modified version of football in disguise. Sacred Heart's best team effort was in the 77-75 loss to the University of Bridgeport Frosh,
The one and only shot of the Sacred Heart vs. Fairfield U. game. Fairfield scored high in this game with 122 points,
Steve Lanzo , No. 30
We regret that we were unable to procure a picture of Billy in action. SPIRITUAL