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THE MAROON LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS, LA., NOVEMBER 29, 1933 Volume XII Number 9 HUNDREDS OF OLD GRADS MEET AT ROOSEVELT IN HOMECOMING CEREMONIES Banquet and Dancing In Venetian Room Are Features AZZO J. PLOUGH IS TOASTMASTER Activities Start With Banquet At 7:30 P. M. The annual Homecoming Day festivities begin tonight at 7:30 p. m., when several hundred former Maroon and Gold students gather at a reunion banquet in the Venetian room of the Roosevelt. Following the banquet, the "old grads" and their guests and wives will dance to the music of the University's orchestra under the direction of Dr. Hamil Cupero. A large delegation of out-of-town graduates who are members of alumni chapters in cities of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will attend the banquet and activities surrounding the Loyola-Centenary football game, Thanksgiving Day. Azzo J. Plough, attorney, will be toastmaster at the banquet Wednes day night, according to Joseph F. Blasi, Jr., general chairman of the committee. The principal speakers will be: Dr. James T. Nix, Charles J. Rivet and Miss Isabel French, Stage Set For Holiday Activities Alumni and Students Await Anxiously Turkey- Day Tilt It is the eve of the big game. Students anxiously await the morrow with the thought that is not of turkey, dances, or holidays. New faces are beginning to appear on the campus and around school for tomorrow is Homecoming and the alumni are coming to town! They are also thinking of the morrow. It is the eve of the big game. Completing a season so far unmarred by defeat, the Centenary Gents again come to Loyola to face the Wolves for the first time since 1929. And it is a proud team, a well-known team, that Coach Norton will put on the field tomorrow. They have been the talk of Southern football this year, and have blasted the championship hopes of several universities. On the other hand, the Wolves have made a glorious come-back in the last several weeks from a heart-breaking Rice defeat, downing such teams as St. Louis, Xavier, and North Dakota. Tomorrow tells the tale! Early Season Prediction Of "Doc's" Friends Comes True The acquisition of a well-posted, enthusiastic, 29-year-old coach at the start of this season, ventured from lis the prediction that a "new era" in Loyola athletics was impending.Today Loyola University is basking in the sunshine of this "new era." The recognition and glory won by the seven victories of the Wolfpack, the spirit and pep of the players and t'ne machine-like unit that takes the field Turkey Day, all attest to this fact. A few people may be surprised at the phenomenal success the Pack has had this year, but to the friends, admirers and those who have worked under and with Robert H. "Doc" Erskine, it is merely a prediction come true. The right moral characteristics, zealousness, thoroughness, an unusual knowledge of the game, and the ability to impart this knowledge to his players, are the basic qualities which have marked the success ot "Doc" Erskine as an athletic coach. Football experts and his fellow coaches, however, re- gard his ability to build in young men, strong, honest, moral characteristics as his greatest asset. His zealous desire for knowledge has carried him to thiee college degrees. He has attended 18 different coaching schools throughout the country, having studied under such masters of gridiron strategy as Knute Rockne, "Pop" Warner, Fielding Yost, Bob Zuppke, Howard Jones, and other top-notch mentors. His scholastic and coaching pursuits, coupled with the knowledge acquired through J observation, enables him to teach his players with a thoroughness that is exemplified in this year's' Wolfpack. The rise of Bob Sarpy from a comparatively unknown to a star punter, passer and ball carrier, is proof of his ability to recognize and develop players. "Doo's" philosophy of athletics is based upon the soual theory that a player must like the position he occupies and enjoy himself while playing. He, therefore, has all his FRANK SULLIVAN—LoyoIa Center Completes First Year As Wolf Mentor On the eve of Loyola's greatest battle, when alumni, students, fans and friends are talking of tomorrow's game, one in three stop to consider what thoughts are occupying the mind of the man whose ingenuity, whose progressive spirit and great sportsmanship have been outstanding factors in preparing the setting for the event that "Loyolaminded" people have looked forward to for months. Tomorrow the great moment in the coaching career of Robert H. "Doc" Erskine arrives. Tomorrow terminates his first year of college coaching and should his charges gain a victory over a nationally recognized team, truly his efforts have been an overwhelming success. Tomorrow, is a chance for fame for the university he loves, for the school he calls his Alma Mater. Tomorrow "his" boys are going to match wits with a capable foe and are going out to fight for Loyola and for him. But back of all of these things is the thought. How much do his efforts and the team's efforts mean to Loyola men, to Coach R. H. "Doc" Erskine Loyola grads, to Loyola fans.' We reprint from the Maroon of March 17 an article addressed "To Doc". " "Doc" Erskine, Loyola welcomes you. Everyone from the president of the University to the lowliest freshman is elated over your appointment as head coach of our athletic teams. They are elated not only because of your magnificent record at Jesuits High School, not only because of your proven ability to produce champions, but also because they know that you stand for that which is even greater than victories—sportsmanship. Practically every student at Loyola has seen one of your teams in action. They have seen their display of clean sportsmanship, their indomitable spirit against the greatest of odds, their ability to fight to the last minute; and they know that you will bring to Loyola teams that same spirit and sportsmanship. Loyola knows that you consider football not as a "racket" or a job, but as a game that you love. They know that just as a real artist must love his work, a real coach must love the game. Your determination to study the game when physically incapacitated from playing proves that you have a true love of the game. Your coaching of sandlot teams is conclusive of the fact. So we say, "Welcome Doc." The Maroon as the voice of the Students of Loyola, addresses you in the familiar appellation because we know that you are interested in cultivating the friendship of the youths with whom you like to associate. We not only welcome you, but we promise you our unqualified support and send you our best wishes for success in your new position." The Maroon, speaking for PROGRAM OF HOMECOMING EVENTS Wednesday, Nov. 29 7:00 p. m.—Alumni Banquet in Venetian Room, Roosevelt Hotel. 11:00 p. m.—Dance following Banquet. Thursday, Nov. 30 10:00 a. m.—Open House at to 2:00 p.m. Alumni Home 1722 Calhoun St. 2:30 p. m.—Alumni gather in special section at Stadium. 3:00 p. m.—Kick-off. 4:00 p. m.—Take part in Alma Mater Ceremonies at Half of game. 6:00 p. m.—Open House at to 8:00 p.m. Alumni Home. GENTS TO CLIMAX WOLVES' SEASON DETERMINED WOLF-PACK TO MEET STRONG ELEVEN IN TOMMORROW'S GAME Erskine To Put Full Strength On Field For Crucial Grid Battle LOUISIANA RIVALS MEET FOR FIFTH TIME Kick-Off Delayed Till 3 P. M To Allow For Late Holiday Crowd The Loyola University Wolves and the Centenary College Gentlemen will meet tomorrow in Loyola stadium in their fifth contest since 1922 with national honors at stake. The powerful Loyola eleven, coached by Robert H. Erskine, defeated in only one game and victorious over eight representative teams, including powerful Eastern and midwestern elevens, and the Centenary aggregation undefeated to date, will be endeavoring to finish their seasons in a burst of glory. Possessing a powerful defense that 'nas allowed opponents but one score all season and boasting rf an All-Anierican end, the Gentlemen have sounded their intentions of trouncing the Wolves and place their offensive hopes in their brilliant quarterback, Manning Smith and their speedy Students Addressed At Song Rehearsal Father Greeley Interprets Meaning of Loyalty Congratulating the students on their response in learning the new "Alma Mater," Father James A. Greeley, S. J., spoke at a convocation of tlie student body Monday morning in the Holy Name Auditorium."Loyalty is the idea stressed throughout the 'Alma Mater'," JFather ©reertey said, and proceeded to define the term. "Loyalty," he asserted, "means stick-to-itiveness.'" He said the other essentials of loyalty are unity and sacrifice, examples of which he gave by referring to the student body and the football players. After a few cheers led by Bill McHardy, Charley Bailey, president of the Student Council, gave a pep talk. The new "Alma Mater" was rehearsed twice with an accompaniment by the band, and the assembly was adjourned. Two Teams Play Centenary Tomorrow—One In Stands Two teams will be playing against Centenary when t'ne Wolves take the field tomorrow. But one team will be in the stands. Word received from Joe Blasi, chairman of the Alumni banquet committee, indicates that practically every member of the 1929 Wolfpack, the last Loyola team to play Centenary, will be in the stands tomorrow to see the 1933 edition of the Pack attempt to outfight, and outscore the team that has yet to go down in defeat this season. Of course, we can count on one member of that 1929 aggregation, for Joe Blasi was right there on the field when the Gents handed the Wolves a 6-0 defeat. Joe Tetlow, "Bum" Heier, John Oulliber, Ray Mock, Clem Sehrt, Bob Morris, and A 1 Fitzwilliams will certainly be there, for Tetlow and Heier are struggling toward success right here in New Orleans and have been heard to say that they "would not miss that Centenary game for whatever you have. Sehrt, Oulliber, and Blasi practice law In Orleans parish and you can MANNING SMlTH—Centenary Quarterback count on each of them to be on hand to "see Doc Erskine's team take back that six points and then some". Mock and Fitzwilliams are right here at Loyola, and what Loyolan would let a turkey dinner make him miss that slice of great football that the Gent game promises to be? Ray is studying law and Fitzwilliams is assistant coach for the Wolves. Other members of the 1929 squad have been heard from and it is evident that practically the whole squad will be present. Marvin Chachere, Bob Smith. Mickey Moore, Ike Favalora, Leon Tujague, "Brute" "Galle have been around the campus lately and will probably be at the banquet tonight.When the Loyola Wolves and the Gentlemen of Centenary meet tomorrow afternoon in the Loyola Stadium it will mark the fifth time that t'nese two Louisiana institutions have met on the football battle ground. Centenary holds an advantage In number of contests(Continued on page 5) (Continued on page 5) (Continued on Page 8) (Continued on Page 8) (Continued on Page 8) yttumnL— Have open house all Wednesday and Thursday at 1722 Calhoun St. Everybody—, Get Maroon Supplement at game. It has Alma Mater, Fight Song and Cheers.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 12 No. 9|
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