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THE MAROON Volume XII LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS, LA., FEBRUARY 2, 1934 No. 15 ATTENTION ON ELECTION-OPERA 'Chimes' To Be Presented Again Tomorrow; Premiere Performance Gains Praise HOERNER AS 'MARQUIS,, WEHRMAN AS 'GASPARD GIVE EXCELLENT CHARACTERIZATIONS; OPERA DRAWS LARGE CROWD Opera lovers and students of the university last night witnessed the second of Loyola's student operas when they attended the first performance of "Chimes of Normandy" in the Tulane theatre. The second and last performance of the "Chimes" will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the same theatre. In his first operatic appearance, Edward Hoerner ,tenor, captivated his audience and drew the attention of vocal and dramatic critics by his splendid portrayal of the role of the Marquis. Carmen Kosell carried of! the role of Berpollete with her usual fascinating charm, though the audience seemed disappointed Ic not hearing her coloratura soprani- to its best advantage, the songs being lighter and more frivolous than those in the part of "Maltha" which she took in last year's student opera. Mrs. De Ello Simon, playing the part of Ciermaine, performed capably and produced a very favorablefavorable impression with her lluglng and acting throughout the play. A high point in the evening's entertainment was the dramatic scene in which Gaspard (Henri Wehrman) was revealed as the miserly villain, insane with the love for his gold. Wehrman played the scene with tremendous effect. Dalton Weber received a very difficult character part when he was given the role of Grenicheau, but carried off the role to the satisfaction of the audience. Thomas Rrahney, Loyola voice scholarship winner, shown! np well in the role of the Bailiff He has been a vocal student sino the beginning of the current ichool term . Imelda Ansell, Dorothy White, Azelie Ziegler, Ermonie McNeely, Lloyd Salathe, Aubrey Oswald ant. Winter Trapolin completed thu cast of principals and performed creditably. Salathe carried the tenor parts in the chorus scenes. The ballet, under the direction of Madamoisello Elya, gave two dance numbers . The chorus provided color &ml heightened several of the most, important scenes of the opera. The Loyola Symphony orchestra provided the musical accompani ment, under the direction of Dr. B, E. Schuyten. Debutantes on Committee The reception committee for the student opera, "Chimes of Nor- STUDENTS PICK TWENTY-FIVE NOMINEES IN PRIMARY LAST WEDNESDAY; SULLIVAN AND BAILEY POLL LARGE MAJORITIES; VOTERS TO MAKE DECISION NEXT WEEK Thespians To Give Three Plays Within Next Two Weeks t The Thespians will present the three one-act pluys they have been rehearsing within two weeks, John D. Schilleci. president of the Thespians, announced. A definite date will be announced within a few days. The usual order of opening the season with a three-act drama has been replaced by the one-act plays. The first is Evelyn Soule Ford's new play, "The Beloved Chair". The others are farces, namely, "His Majesty, the Queen," by Hilliard Booth; and "Sham", by Frank G. Tompkins. "The plays will be presented on two successive nights in Marquette Auditorium ,and admission will be ' twenty-five cents per person," Shilleci said. The Philarlstri, newly-formed parent co-operative association, will direct the sale of tickets. The casts include the following: THE BELOVED CHAIR Robert Lacey, Elena Monasteries Althea Delatour. Winnifred Yochim, A. P. Bchlro in. HIS MAJESTY, THE QUEEN Ed Driscoll, L. P. Artmann, S. S. Mc- Neeley. Jr.. Louise de Tarnowsky, Mildred Cazenavette, Yvonne Oalatolre. SHAM John D. Schilleci. Edna Mae Neyrey. F. Winter Trapolln, Joe Martin. Call Is Issued For Frosh Tracksters The call for freshman track candidates was issued yesterday, according to an announcement of Tad Gormley. Regular varsity men have been practicing steadiliy for some time. In the near future Sunday meets will be resumed, Tad stated. Freshman candidates will not havt long to get in shape and are expected to report as soon as possible. The varsity trackmen now "warming up" are Barker, Pryor, Loisel, Landry, Montet, Romero, Lilly, Rizzo, Voelker, McNeely, Roy, Mehrtens, Maher, Ballatin, Fonseca, Kaack and Sclioenberger. A number are going through their training period by participating in another sport for the present. Wehrmann Sings Mother's Favorite In Loyola Opera Gaspard, the miser! Who of those who saw Henri Wehrmann portray that role in "The Chimes of Normandy" last night will ever forget him? In the dim light of the haunted castle, the gleam of the candles flickering about his hardened visage, he counts his gold. The yellow coins glitter, and their clink is music for the old man's soul. Then t'ne Marquis enters and he grovels on the floor in utter dejection. He snatches for his precious money, but to no avail—the populace will not be appeased. What a perfect character! What a perfect performance! Gaspard comes off the stage, the applause of the audience still ringing loudly in his ears; he is surrounded by admirers. We finally succeed in getting a glimpse of the famous actor, and after the crowd 'has cleared, we ply him with questions.Gaspard. or Henri Wehrmann, is a man of slight build, with gray hair, and sparkling, expressive eyes. Gentle of voice and manner, Mr. Wehrmann willingly told us how he got his start and how he worked his way to the top. His mother was a publisher and engraver of musical scores and compositions. He was always interested in operas but thought that only older and more intelligent men could write and produce them Then, one day, a young lad in his 'teens came in with an opera he had written himself. This started Mr. Wehrmann on his career. Hβ was then twelve years old. It was not long before he had written four comic operas of his own, and during his lifetime on the stage has played in any number of them. Mr. Wehrmann told us that the favorite opera of his mother was "The Chimes of Normandy.""That opera was my mother's greatest joy," he said. "It would have thrilled her Immensely could .she but have lived to see me 3ing the role of Gaspard." This is the first time that Mr. Wehrmann has taken any acting part in the "Chimes of Normandy." Two other members of the student opera company, however, did 'nave acting parts in the opera when it was presented a number of times at the old French Opera House. HERE ARE THE NOMINEES (Names Alphabetically Arranged) MOST POPULAR: BEST DRESSED:/ MOST INTELLIGENT: BEST ALL AROUND John Blasi Lawrence Babst William Calhoun ATHLETE: Edward Flynn / Irving Roth Clyde Elliot William Ro" William Hamiltonl/ Kamille Sliman Leo Zinser Frank Sullivan MOST HANDSOME: MOST ACTIVE: WITTIEST: MOST POPULAR W. Armshaw Charles Bailey William Jacquith CO-ED i u i , William Hamilton r I -D~~..-f Julia Espenan Lawrence Babst George Leppert Ga,atoire John Clarke Stephen Rodi Sam McNeely Emma Mae Smith There's More Than One Way To Settle These Arguments Frenchmen avenge insults by duels, but Loyola university students avenge them by debates. At least, that is what happened in one class the past week. Everything was going along as well as could be expected in a certain history class—then everyone hit a snag. The question of the qualifications of representatives and there was much diversity of opinion. Two students in the rear of the room engaged in- heated discussion. For the sake of convenience, call one "Oscar" and the other "Herman." Oscar exclaimed: "I tell you Herman u representative has to be a natural born citizen." "You're nertz, Oscar, a representative has to be a citizen of the United States for seven years, and that's that." More talk, more argument, then: "Listen, Herman, I'll throw you out of the room." "Yeah, you will not, you big- - -" Here the prof interrupted. "What's all the argument about, boys? Maybe I can help out." "Herman's a nitwit, prof, and always butting into other people's business." Herman objected to that and seemed on the point of rearranging Oscar's front teeth to his own liking. But the professor stepped between anu came forth with a praiseworthy suggestion. "Now look, boys, fisticuffs is a hazardous pastime. Why not settle this in a gentlemanly manner? Step up to the front of the room, both of you." The students meekly complied, and the prof continued: "Now we will settle this by debate.debate. The question is 'Resolved: That Herman is a nitwit.' Herman, you take the negative. Oscar, you uphold the affirmative." The boys looked dazed and somewhat abashed. Still, it was a good suggestion, and" Oscar began 'nis speech. The class settled down to enjoy the eloquence of debaters that really believed in their arguments, but— The bell rang. And so the class never knew just how the question was decided. Anyway, it's a good system. Gormley To Choose 9 Boxers For Match Nine men will be chosen for the Lafayette trip when Loyola's boxers will be matched against Southwestern, next Thursday. Tad Gormley has been watching the workouts of the boxers but has made no choice for the trip and is still on the lookout for new arrivals.The "glove slingers" have been doing heavy work this week in preparation for their match. Roadwork and rounds of slugging sessions are taking up their time. The complete list of those out for boxing is us follows: Kelly, Giaruso, McHardy, Braniff, La- Croix, Dymond, Maher, Schmidt, Merchant, Grillet, Nichols, Ilidolfo, GiseviuB, Panceca, McCracken and Meinerding. Dennis Flynn also reported this week. FINAL BALLOTING TO BE HELD NEXT WEDNESDAY FROM 11 TO 1 ; FOUR FORMER TITLE HOLDERS NAMED AGAIN Naming 332 candidates, Loyola students oast a vote of over 250 ballots last Wednesday in the primary Of the 1934 Popularity Contest to determine the three highest nominee! for the eight titles of the event. Frank Sullivan and Charles Bailey received the largest majorities in securing their nominations and seem sure of election in the final balloting next week. Other nominees will have a harder fight for their respective titles. Student Opinion Student voters seemed surer of their choice for the titles of the BEST ALL HOUND ATHLETE and MOST POPULAR COED, limiting the number voted for to 20 and 15 respectively. Opinion was more divided In the other classifications, however, the title of MOST HANDSOME bringing the most names to the polls. Seventyone students were considered by voters as worthy of their vote. WITTIEST students also seem to be plentiful with seventy being named on the ballots. Thirty-nine students were voted on as the MOST POPULAR; 43 as the BEST DRESSED; 24 the MOST ACTIVE; and 50 as the MOST INTELLIGENT.Final Vote Next Week The three nominees for each title will be voted on in the final election to be held next week under the same general rules of the primary. Voting boxes will open at 11 Wednesday morning and not close until one in the afternoon. Members of the student council will act as ballot officials. Last Year Winners "Rain prevented more students from voting," was the opinion expressed by Charles Bailey, president of the council. He expects a record vote next week. Winners for the titles in last year's popularity contest were: Most Popular Edward Flynn Most Handsome Lawrence Babst Best Dressed Lawrence Babst Most Active Edward Lucas Most Intelligent William Calhouu Wittiest Blaise Salatich Best All round Athlete ■—Sam Lore Must Popular Coed Julia Espenan Flynn, Babst, Calhoun and Espenan were the only winners of the 1933 contest to be named as candidates for this year's vote. Votes without proper identification and those for any but bona fide students of the university were thrown out of the count by the ballot committee. In the final ballot only votes for one of the nominees printed on the ballot will be considered. "Cat" Gets Votes A problem that puzzled members of the balloting committee arose when it was discovered that the "Cat in the Clinic" had received a number of votes for nomination to the title of WITTIEST student. The "Cat" almost lost the distinction of this recognition when the committee first ruled that the ballots should be the thrown out but the decision was reversed when it was pointed out that the "Cat" was an actual student of the university.The "Cat in the Clinic" is a weekly column of personals written by a stuaent in the School of Denistry. The "Cat" received seven votes for the nomination. All Names Listed The names of all students receiving votes in the primary will be found on page 3. (Continued on page 6) (Continued on page 6) lirst- Edition of The Owl, Night I School Paper, On Page Four. I MAKE YOUR PICK FOR I WEDNESDAY'S VOTE Second— Perfommtice of fhe student Opera, Saturday at 2:30.
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