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The Loyola Maroon Vol. XXXI, X-259 Loyola University, New Orleans, La., April 23, 1954 No. 23 Gen. Mark Clark Next Forum Speaker Citadel Prexy To Talk Monday On Far East In connection with current military developments in the Far East General Mark Clark, former commander in chief in the Far East, will address the Loyola Forum, Monday at 8:30 p.m. in the Civic Theatre, according to the Rev. John A. Toomey, S.J., Forum director. The four star general, presently president of The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, will speak on "The Far East Situation," the director added. General Clark is a native of New York and was graduated from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, May 15, 1917. Soon after he was assigned to the sth Division in France, he was wounded in the Vosges mountain* and later served in Belgium and Germany. In World War 2, General Clark was mainly responsible for the military coup which greatly facilitated the conquest of North Africa by the Allied powers. At Deputy Commander in Chief of the Anglo-American invasion forces, he flew from Gibraltar to Algiers where he immediately took into protective custody Admiral Jean Francois Darlan, Cabinet Minister in the German- dominated French Government at Vichy and Commander in Chief of all French Forces. General Clark induced Admiral Darlan to repudiate the Vichy regime and order all French Forces in northwest and west Africa to cease resistance to the Americans and British. The Fifth Army with Clark as commanding general captured Naples on October 1, 1943 and eight months later the American Fifth and British Eighth Armies captured Rome, the first Axis capital to be liberated from the enemy.In May, 1945, General Clark, commanding the 15th Army Group, accepted the surrender of Col. General Von Vietinghoff, after an extended offensive. General Von Veitinghoff surrendered 230,000 German troops in Italy and the surrounding provinces. This was the first large scale surrender of any German field command in Europe and terminated the war in Italy four days ahead of the end of hostilities in Western Europe. The General was appointed Commander in Chief, Far East Command on April 30, 1952 and served as Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, Commanding General, United States Army Forces, Far East, and Governor of the Ryukyu Islands also. At the close of hostilities in Korea, General Clark signed a military armistice agreement between the UN command and the military commanders of North Korea. He relinquished his posts on Oct. 7, 1953 and retired from the military service Oct. 31, at his own request. Since then he has served as president of The Citadel. GEN. MARK W. CLARK Twenty-nine New Members Named By Blue Key Frat Twenty-five students were tapped Wednesday into Blue K national honor fraternity on the campus, according r. John G. Arnold, moderator of the fraternity. Also announced were four honorary members. They are the Rev. Joseph A. Butt, S.J., regent of the college of business administration; Dr. Frank J. Houghton, dean of the school of dentistry; Dr. Edgar Hull, assistant dean of the LSU medical school; and Mr. John Brechtel, director of the New Orleans Recreational i The students tapped from the college of arts and sciences are: Donald L. Baradell, Richard L. Colson, George A. Frilot, 111, Charles M. Fuss, Jr., Francis L. Morris, and Kenneth J. Offan. Business administration students include: Bernard D. Bridgeman, Henry J. Burch, Thomas J. Dußos, and Francis L. Morris. Students from the school of dentistry are: Robert H. Charbonnet, Lawrence J. Derbes, William A. Jarrell, Jr., Donald J. Landry, Philip A. Payne, Jr., and Irwin M. Rappold; from the Erening Division: Christian T. Capdevielle, Jr. and Floyd F. Terranova. Those tapped from the school of law include: Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. and Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr.; from the college, of music: George R. Bischoff, Jr. and Dennis P. Bucher; from the college of pharmacy: Merlin H. Allen, Kenneth T. Haydel, Fred H. Shiel, Jr., and Joseph M. Singerman. The members are chosen on their standards of service, belief in God, and belief in their country. The tapping ceremony .took place at a cocktail party Wednesday night in the Student Lounge for the members and their guests. Guided Missals An initruction class in the u«e of the missal it being iponsored by Little Flower Sodality beginning Tuesday at 4 p.m. in tbe Dean's Conference Room. The ReT. Louis J. Heigel, S.J., professor of theology, will conduct the instruction classes. Discussion will follow each class. Everyone is invited to attend the series which will last for three or four weeks. Maroon Merits All-American Poll Rating The Maroon received an All-American honor rating for the first semester of the 1953-54 scholastic year by the Associated Collegiate Press in the All-American newspaper critical service. The paper received 55 points over the minimum of 1600 in the All-American bracket. It was judged superior in news coverage, editorial page features, sports coverage, inside page makeup, typography, and printing. This is the third consecutive semester that The Maroon has merited the coveted "top spot" of the Associated Collegiate Press critical service. For the past two semesters, The Maroon and The Student Printz of Mississippi Southern have been the only "All-American" winners . in this region. Student Printz's moderator, Leo Muller, is a graduate of the Loyola department of journalism. An excellent rating was awarded to treatment of copy, creativene»», editorials, sports writing, front page make-up, sports display, and headline schedule. The Maroon placed with six other college newspapers in the All-American rating classified as a weekly with 2000-4000 enrollment. It was judged on the effectiveness with which it serves the University, and was judged in comparison with other college publications throughout the nation.Co-editors for the fall semester were Leo Duffy and Jane Suhor. Sports editor was Gary Hymel. Med Tech Club To Hear Dr. Delery Dr. Lucien C. Delery, M.D., in. structor in medical technology, will address the Med Tech Club Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Bobet 304. His topic is: "Obstetrics." Dr. Delery received his B.S. from Loyola University in 1935, graduating magna cum laude. He received his B.M. in 1938 and his M.D. in 1939, both from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Beta Zeta chapter of Phi Beta Pi, the Orleans Parish Medical Society, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and Theta Beta, national honorary biology society. Ceylon Week Starts Monday A project sponsored by each of the college sodalities will be held on the campus for Ceylon Mission Week, beginning Monday. Included in the activities will be a student-faculty basketball game, a square dance, the annual "Miss Ceylon" contest, a baby contest, and reduced prices in the dental lab for cleaning teeth. Also open during mission week is a book drive in which all types of books will be solicited for the mission library. Books ranging from the third grade through college, and other books, including fiction and non-fiction, will be accepted for the library, the Rev. Sam Hill Ray, S.J., director of sodalities, said. They may be brought on the third floor of Marquette Hall. Proceeds from all campus projects will be given to the Ceylon missions. Beta Alpha Epsilon Gives Orphans Party Beta Alpha Epsilon sorority hosted the orphans of the House of Good Shepherd at a party Tuesday afternoon. Ice cream was served along with candy and cake made by the BAE's themselves. In the line of entertainment, Maggie Brignac sang for the group. The sorority joined the four social fraternities in sponsoring the High School Day dance held in the cafeteria yesterday. Philaristai To Hold Mothers' Day Party The Philaristai, Loyola Mothers' Club will hold a mothers' day party at the home of Mrs. Sidney Bridgeman, 2805 Paris Avenue, Tuesday, May 4 at 2 p.m., Mrs. Lillian Dunn, publicity chairman, announced. All members of the Philaristai are invited to attend. Martin Presented Rho Chi Freshman Award Outstanding Pharmacy Student Gerald D. Martin, 21-yearold sophomore in the college of pharmacy, received the outstanding freshman award of Rho Chi, national honorary pharmaceutical society, for the year 1953-1954. The award, which is given on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities on the campus, was presented by Dr. Edward J. Ireland, professor of pharmacology and pharmacognosy, at the Rho Chi banquet April 5. Joe Singerman, president of the tociety, said that only those freshmen with a two point average are considered for the award. It is not given if there are no eligible freshmen, he added. Martin is a pharmacy sophomore representative on the Stu. dent Council this year. He is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association and is vicepresident of the sophomore class. A native of Pineville, Martin attended Bolton High School in Alexandria. RHO CHI'S FRESHMAN award for 1952-1953 was given to GERALD D. MARTIN, now a sophomore in the college of pharmacy. DR. EDWARD J. IRELAND, professor of pharmacology and pharmacognosy, is shown presenting the award, which is given on the basis of scholarship and participation in extracurricular activities. Fr. Butt Honored At Banquet On Silver Jubilee At Loyola Over 800 persons turned out to honor the Rev. Joseph A. Butt, S.J., at the testimonial dinner given him Tuesday night in the Maroon Room of the Jung Hotel in commemoration of his 25 years of service to Loyola. State Senator Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr., principal speaker, extolled Father Butt as "a man of great and good heart." "Never has one man meant so much to so many," Sen- ator Ainsworth said, pointing out the work done by Fr. Butt in selflessly aiding students, not only during their school days but also in post-graduation life. "This outstanding success in material accomplishments can be directly attributed, I believe, to the high plane of spiritual life maintained by him. His spiritual life has pro Tided him with the necessary courage and fortitude to overcome all obstacles."Senator Ainsworth added that Fr. Butt, as a priest, has exemplified the high ideals of the Society of Jesus, thus presenting students a goal for which to strive. "We in the business world sometimes are frustrated in our search for worldly success. Many of us, in this bitter struggle become preoccupied, and lose sight of the spiritual goals of life. In the sense of spiritual goals, it might be said that we sometimes forget to touch first base," the Senator continued. '•Our Lord has taught us: Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's.' We men in the world always remember to serve Caesar whole-heartedly but unfortunately we sometimes forget to serve God in the same way." Here, he pointed out, is where Fr. Butt has really stood out. "He has been a tower of strength to all of us. With his example before us, we cannot forget for long that we must serve God as well as Caesar." By way of illustrating the Loyola educator's ceaseless aid to students, Dr. John V. Connor, dean of Loyola's business college, declared, "There's scarcely a person in this room who's not personally indebted to Father Butt for a job or other favor." The Very Rev. A. William Crandell, S.J., Southern Jesuit Provincial, thanked the large assem. blage for honoring a fellow Jesuit and said "we rejoice with Father Butt in this fine tribute." Rev. Anthony C. O'Flynn, S.J., dean of students, extended congratulations and thanks on behalf of Loyola University. Dr. Robert W. French, dean of the Tulane University college of commerce, acclaimed the competitive talents of Father Butt's "one-man placement bureau." A Marian Year trip to Europe scheduled for this summer, and a scholarship in his name to Loyola's college of business administration were among gifts presented the Loyola priest. HOLDING A SCROLL signed by torn* 800 persons is the REV. JOSEPH A. BUTT, S.J., who is flanked by his admirers. The scroll was presented to Father at the Silrer Jubilee testimonial in his honor Tuesday night. Debate Team Places Fourth The varsity debating team placed fourth in the debating tournament sponsored by the National Federation of Catholic College Students at Loyola of Chicago recently.Topic of the debate was "Resolved: That the United States Adopt a Policy of Free Trade." Participating were Norris Fitzmorris and Dan Stapp on the affirmative team, and Gene Murret and Matt Schott on the negative. The affirmative team won four rounds, and the negative, two. Loyola of Chicago, the hott team, wa* declared the best negative team, and was defeated by Loyola of New Orleans' affirmative team. St. John University of Brooklyn won first place; second place winner was St. John College, also of Brooklyn; and third place went to John Carroll University of Cleveland. Loyola of New Orleans placed fourth with three other colleges. Seventeen colleges in all took part in the tournament. BEU Sorority Inducts Three New Members Beta Epsilon Upsilon will induct three honorary members into its sorority at its annual formal banquet on May 15. The three chosen are registered medical technicians (A.S.C.P.) and have been chosen for their outstanding contribution to their field. They are: Anna Harnon, United States Public Health Service Hospital, Lucille Godelfer, Louisiana State Board of Health, and Elizabeth Norsworthy, Touro Infirmary. New pledges will also be given their keys and certificates at the banquet, Miss Althea M. Barlow, moderator, announced. Kappa Delta To Hold Tapping Meet Wed. Kappa Delta Pi, national honorary education society will meet to vote on new members, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dean's Conference Room, according to Angela Brady, secretary. Members of KDP are chosen from education majors who have completed six semesters and have a 1.8 average, Miss Brady added. Dr. Bronner Dead At 67 Dr. Finn J. Bronner, 67, professor of oral pathology in Loyola's dental school, collapsed and died last week while playing with his grandson in Audubon Park. Dr. Bronner who resided here less than a year at 570 Walnut Street, was a native of Oslo, Norway, and came to the United States in 1916. He taught at New York University for more than 20 years before his retirement and was professor emeritus of comparative dental anatomy while there. He had written several books on oral pathology and operative dentistry. Dr. Bronner received hi* doctor of dental surgery degree at the University of Pennsylvania after first receiving a degree in dentistry from the University of Oslo. He became a citizen of the United States in 1925 and served in both World Wars as an advisor to the head surgeon of the Navy Dental Corps. He was a commander in the Naval Reserve. A member of the American College of Dentistry and the American Dental Association, Dr. Bronner was knighted to the Order of St. Olav by the King of Norway three years ago. Survivors include his widow, also a native of Oslo, two sons, Hedin Bronner, an attache at the American Legation in Iceland, Finn Bronner, Jr., Washington, D. C, and his grandson, Storm Finn. Gen. Weckerling To Head Annual R.O.T.C Inspection The Annual Formal Inspection of the Army ROTC Unit will be conducted April 27 by Brigadier General John Weckerling and his aides, according to Lt. Col. Luther R. Barth, PMS&T. i General Weckerling is a 57 year old native New Orleanian. He began his Army career serving as a private in the 156 th Infantry Division in 1918 although previously an officer in the Citizens' Military Training Corps in 1917. He was commissioned in the Regular Army in 1920 and at the same time promoted to First Lieutenant. His early service includes assignments to various training schools where he served as instructor, service in the Philippines, Japan, and the' Canal Zone. In 1941, General Weckerling wu transferred to the States, where he was sent to the Presidio of San Francisco as Chief of the Western Defense Command in the Fourth Army, and also Commandant of the Military Intelligence Foreign School. The following year he was named Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, Western Defense Command in the Fourth Army. He was then attached to the Attu Task Forces in the Aleutians, and later transferred back to Washington, D. C. as acting Chief of Staff of Military Intelligence Service. In 1944 he was promoted to Brigadier General. General Weckerling was assigned duty in Korea in 1946 and in 1947 was named Chief Commissioner of the U.S.- U.S.S.R. Joint Commission in Seoul. Colonel Berth will greet the General and will go into conference with him at 8:30 a.m. General Weckerling and his inspection board will then visit the classrooms and observe the students and instruction. The Ver,y Rev. W. Patrick Donnelly, S.J., president, will greet the inspecting party and will be their host at lunch. The inspection will be closed with the review of the ROTC Unit. Cadet Colonel Ben Bridgeman will accompany General Weckerling as he inspects the Regiment in company formation.
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