Second Annual Alumni Ball Planned
Reunion Dance will Rival Dance of 1933 which Still Stands
\. Grady,’ Mystery of the deepest hue surrounds
nd wife’ the forthcoming Alumni Ball. Plans are
wold ee being held a dark, precious secret, with
only the leanest and barest of morsels
eye | allowed to leak out.
iliam B, The “Alumni News” as it went to press
- Conley, wanted to make a grand, big splash of
13; Jo: the dance, giving details and painting a
3 Kenny. picture in the most glowing of terms.
3, Rich? ~“Ah, no,” said Chairman Tom McCoy,~
1933, : 729, “give them the date and_that’s
hard enough.” That date is Easter Friday,
ay April 6.
phy, 23° “Except for the fact that the Ball will
at gen be held at Villanova, further information
evidence just cannot be had. he orchestra is
Schimpt supposed to have been signed, the price
if others. set, and decorations decided upon.
| directly New Note in Decorations
» <A hint as to decorations has been
' made, in that April 6 is the date of the
' entrance of the United States into the
: World War. How this can be tied into
i: the decoration scheme, however, is rather
German-| difficult to say, though last year a very
it of her’ effective Washington birthday theme
\. Baron,’ undoubtedly went far to make the Ball
has been. the overwhelming success that it was.
| As a matter of fact, the Villanova
| Alumni Ball for 1933 stands the largest
» of social functions yet to be staged in
_ the new college gymnasium. And _ Vice
to Miss Chairmen Owen Murray, ’29, and Harry
hter of Connor, ’27, are just as close-mouthed as
ie ‘ving Chairman McCoy. So whether we will be
! Seve dancing on April 6 to the dreamy waltzes
Wyn of Wayne King, the spirited rhythm of
ae Fred Waring, or the fiery syncopation
vduare © of Ole Doe Hyder cannot be told.
i But that the occasion will make a
| grand alumni reunion and a thoroughly
; enjoyable evening cannot be doubted.
ed at his oo nn emote
pmiber 2 ALUMNI LECTURE SERIES
Cotes Proves Highly Successful
ter and Crowds that surpass all expectations
onia com are attending the current series of alum-
the cause ni lectures being sponsored at the college.
' Planned by the Alumni Association to
‘3 Prep, interest the many friends of Villanova in
Villanovs the immediate vicinity, the two lectures
f Science already presented have received wide ac-
* 1 chap. claim all along the Main Line and through-
vvnen of out Philadelphia. The subjects, all pop-
r math ular in nature, are taken from the fields
res mem-, of sociology, economics and modern phi-
3a | losophy, and are being given by members
No. of the Villanova College faculty.
day, p. The first talk of the series was pre-
arles ulty; Sented on January 23 by the Rev. Joseph
A tear. M. Dougherty, O. S. A., Dean of the
School of Science, who discussed “Gregor
Mendel, the State, and the Problem of
Heredity” from both the scientific and
1s sto On February 19, the Rev. James B.
ad Gallagher, O. S. A., Professor of Philos-
Mr : Pile ophy, lectured on “Ethics for the Man
Shman at in the Street,” a topic that held partic-
eeree and, ular appeal for his audience.
Malver?. The last in the series will be given by
* loss For Easter Friday Evening, April 6
Largest to be held in New Gym
the Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, 0. S. A.,
Dean of the School of Commerce and
Finance, when he discusses “The Present
Status of the Monetary Question.” Father
Bartley’s topic is an especially timely one
and is expected to draw the largest
alumni audience. He will deliver his
address at 8:30 Tuesday evening, March
20, in the auditorium of the School of
Commerce and Finance.
COMMITTEE. NAMED... _
To Make June Nominations
Two committees to make nominations
for the offices of the Alumni Associa-
tion tobe filled at the annual meeting
in June were announced recently by
President John A. Freney.
Each committee will meet separately
naming at least one man for each office.
A list of their nominations will be mailed
to each member of the Association, said
members also returning their ballots by
The committees, designated for con-
venience as A and B, are as follows:
John A. McCarney, ’29, 433 W. Roose-
velt Boulevard, Philadelphia; Matthew A.
Lynch, ’23, 30 S. 34th Street, Philadel-
phia, and Pierre B. Pie, ’29, 105 Lans-
downe Street, Lansdowne, Penna.
Harry I. Connor, ’27, Boynton and Coul-
ter Streets, Germantown; Rev. Carl P.
Cummings, ’28, St. Anne’s Rectory, Toby-
hanna, Penna., and Edward R. Casey, ’23,
4021 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia.
Members with suggestions are urged
to contact these men so their nominations
will be representative.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Plans Barrage of Activities
Taking a leaf from the book of the
Administration at Washington, the Villa-
nova College. Alumni Association’s
Board of Governors is going ahead with
plans for alumni events and activities at
express train rate.
The last meeting of the Board, with
the college playing host at dinner, was
held at Villanova on Sunday, February
19. After clearing through a mass of
details decisions were taken on a variety
of alumni projects.
Alumni Week-End in June
made for an Alumni Week-end in June
at the college.. Commencement will be
held on Thursday, June 7, and the Board
has tentatively reserved June 1, 2, and
8, Friday, Saturday and Sunday preced-
ing, for the annual alumni reunion.
An extensive program has been out-
lined so alumni will have plenty to do
and every opportunity to enjoy them-
selves. An Alumni-Varsity baseball
game, a reception to the Senior Class,
the annual business meeting and alumni
dinner at the college, an informal dance
in Philadelphia, reunions of the Classes
of 1929 and 1924—are among the events
planned. Details are being worked out
with the college and committees are in
process of being named.
Constitution Approved on S
A report of the vote solicited on the~°
Constitution during January from the
general alumni body was made to the
Board and read into the minutes. The
vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the
Constitution prepared by the Board and
was Officially adopted as of February 19,
Retreat in September
The date for the second Alumni Re-
treat was shifted from June to the end
of the summer. So placing it at the end
of the vacation period prevents conflict
with the ~“Alumni~ Week-end~ that is”
planned and comes at a time, it is felt,
when the notion and purpose of retreat
makes its greatest appeal. The calm,
serene beauty of the campus is at its
best in early September and the absence
of both students and faculty creates an
atmosphere pleasantly conducive to quiet
Matthew <A. Lynch, ’28, has been
placed in charge of arrangements. Mr.
Lynch has had considerable experience
in this work, both in Philadelphia and at
St. Joseph’s-in-the-Hills at Malvern, and
is enthusiastically co-operating with the
Rev. William F. Sheedy, O. S. A., re-
treat master last year, in planning the
extension of the retreat movement.
Homecoming Game, October 20
Looking far forward, the Board
selected October 20, the day of the De-
troit game at Villanova, as the day for
Fall Homecoming. The game is un-
doubtedly the best home game on the
schedule. The date was selected, how-
ever, only on condition that prices to the
alumni be not more than $1.65. Seats
on the fifty-yard line will be reserved
Of first.importance were arrangements...