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The Maroon VOL. VII LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, NEW ORLEANS, LA., FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1929 No. 16 "WITCHING HOUR" ROLES ASSIGNED BY DOC BONOMO Ganucheau to Take Lead in Coming Thespian Production States Dirctor With less than two weeks remaining before the presentation of the Thespians' final offering of the season, "The Witching Hour," "Doc" Bonomo announces that roles have been assigned members of the society and rehearsals are going forward rapidly. Paul Ganucheau, who enacted one of the leading roles in "Three Wise Fools" last season, will be entrusted with the main part in the coming production, that of Jack Brookfield. Joe Abraham, president of the Thespians, will have the part of Frank Hardmuth, and other roles will be portrayed as follows: Jo, Joe Blasi; Tom Denning, Patout Burns; Harvey, Al Kreider; Clay Whipple, Harvey Strayhan; Lew Ellinger, Tim Duggan; Justice Prentice, Gerald Rault; Justice Henderson, J. D. Bloom; Emmett, Benet Cain; Servant, Bill Dardis; Mrs. Alice Campbell, Marian Ouilliber; Mrs. Helen Whipple, Helen Cahill, and Viola, Louise Schonekas. "The Witching Hour" is a four-act drama from the pen of Augustus Thomas. It treats with the comparitively little-used subject of mental telepathy, having for its central character a professional gambler, played by Ganucheau, who possesses this remarkable faculty to such a marked degree that he has a complete knowledge of his opponents' cards during the "friendly" poker sessions. He is, however, strangely unaware of this uncanny faculty and plays on under the impression that mere coincidence is responsible for his good fortune. Such a situation naturally gives rise to interesting complications, and the events which befall him and the remaining characters form a highly entertaining theme play. "The Witching Hour" was originilly presented at the Haekett Theater, New York, back in 1907. STRAYHAN. GANUCHEAU LEAD DEBATING SOCETY Election of officers for next year featured the meeting of the Debating Society held Friday morning in Marquette Hall. Harvey Strayhan, senior arts student, who will enter the Law school next fall, was re-elected to the office of president, Paul Ganucheau, president of the junior legal and of the senior arts classes, was named to the vice-presidency, and two freshmen were chosen for the remaining offices. They are James Steiner, secretary, and Rene Nicaud, treasurer. The Executive Committee presented the constitution and a set of by-laws which were adopted at Friday's meeting. The committee is composed of Harold Rouchell, Gerard Rault and Harvey Strayhan. COUNCIL PRESIDENT GERARD A. RAULT FRENCH COMEDY GIVEN IN MARQUETTE HALL WEDNESDAY Making- its initial appearance behind the fotlights, Le Cercle Francais the newly-organized French society of Loyola, entertained a large number of French students and their friends In Marquette Auditorium on Thursday evening, May 2. The presentation rendered was the one act French play, "L'Anglais Tel Qu'on Le Parle," written by the famous French playwright, Tristran Bernard. The performance was under the direction of Rev. Andre J. de Monsabert, dean of the Romance Language Department and professor of senior French. The leading role of the comedy was played by Victor 1.. Choppin, who interpreted the character of Eugene, a nonchalant pretender who poses as an interpreter in a Parisian hotel. The erroneous interpretations and blunders of Eugene gave rise to many laughable situations and formed the basis of the evening's comedy. The characterization of Choppin was skillfully done and merited praise from an appreciative audience. The romantic sequence of the play was supplied by Nicholas Masters as the English girl and Monell Segura as her French lover, who elope to Paris to escape the wrath of the girl's father, portrayed by Remy Grosz. Each of these parts was skillfully done, especially that of Masters who faithfully interpreted a difficult feminine role. Others in the cast who received praise for their portrayals were Francois Escofier, C. Montet, P. D. Martinez and Louis Caillouet. Before the performance Ruffia Carlos delivered an introductory talk, explaining to the audience the purpose and plans of the French society. Ascension Day Observed In Day and Night School Yesterday being Ascension Thursday, a full holiday was granted to the students of the Arts and Science Department of both the day and night classes. Classes were resumed as usual this morning, and the students settled down for the last long grind before final examinations and summer vacations immediately after. RAULT IS ELECTED COUNCIL PRESIDENT FOR COMING YEAR Blasi, Tujague, Sander Named to Other Offices; New Members Chosen Gerard A. Rault, of New Orleans, representing the Law school, was elected president of the Student Council for the year 1929-30 at the last meeting of the student governing body. He succeeds Harvey Strayhan. Other newly-elected officers are Joseph Blasi, of New Orleans, vicepresident; Leon Tujague, of Opelousas. La., secretary, and Edward Sander, of New Orleans, treasurer. They represent the legal, pharmacy and art schools, respectively. Rault held the office of vice-president of the Council during the present year, as well as being affiliated with numerous other campus activities. He holds the unique honor of being vice-president of both the senior arts and of the junior law classes, secretarqy of the Debating Society, vice-president of the Thespians, a member of the Law Journal staff, president of the Delta Phi Sigma fraternity and a member of the Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity.New members elected to positions on the Student Council for next year are Joseph Tetlow, of Baton Rouge, La., Paul Reising, of New Orleans, Ben Mula, of Morgan City. J. E. Bailey, of New Orleans and Orlando, also of New Orleans. The old members who will again serve inclue Bill Roberts and Howard Fabacher while those graduating this spring are Harvey Strayhan, Prescott Smith, Herby Pourciau, Julian Jurgens and Louis Leblanc. $25 Prize For Winner of Spanish Oratorical Contest The annual Spanish Oratorical Contest will be held on Friday, May 24, in Marquette Auditorium, it has been announced by Miss Jessie Montejo, of the Spanish department of Loyola. The contest is open to students in the various Spanish classes who have not won the prize in any previous contest. Several students have already signified their intentions of entering and have handed in the subjects of their respective speechs. John Oulliber will deliver an oration on the true and false views of the Spanish Inquisition. The commercial value of Spanish will be explained by Charles Lange, and Spanish literature will be the subject of Guy Lemieux. Robert Ainsworth will outline the exploits of Cortez and the winning of Mexico. Bill Dardis and Buck Carver will also speak but have not as yet chosen their subjects. The winner of the coming contest will be awarded a prize in the interest of dramatic and oratorical progress in the Spanish department of Loyola. LEADS DEBATERS HARVEY L. STRAYHAN Senior Arts studnet, was elected president cf the Debating Society for next year at Friday's meeting. COMMERCE CLUB TO DANCE IN GYM MAY 17; MEET TODAY The Commerce Club of Loyola will entertain its members and friends at J a dance on May 17 in the Loyola Gymnasium according to Edward j Sander, president of the society. ' The affair which will be the first of 1 its kind ever held at Loyola will bC i an annual affair each year hereafter, I according to the plans of the commercial group. The committees for the coming dance, as announced by Sander are as follows, Program Committee, Herman Schexnyder, chairman; Ratt- I ner and Boudreaux, Band Committee, , Temple Black and Lawrence Grundmann; Decoration Committee, Meau, Carver, Jordan and Guilbault. The Floor Committee will include Pete Leßlanc, Mickey Phelan and Luke i Babin. Plans are underway at present to form a fraternity of the commercial students to take the place of the present Commerce Club. If such a plan is successful the present members of the Club will become charter members of the new fraternity. A meeting will be held at noon to\ day to elect the officers for the com- I ing year of 1929-30. At this meetj ing discussion of plans for the new fraternity will take place and final arrangements for the dance will be made. Council To Stage Final Dance As Barn Ball in Gymnasium With the cancellation of the juniorsenior prom originally billed for tonight, the Student Council is prepared to stage the final gym dance of the year from it until X, and a goodsized crowd is expected to attend. Harvey Strayhan, Jerry Rault, Petty Smith and the other members of the council have completed all details of the event and announce that it will be a "barn ball," the second of the year. The last farmyard frolic was a decided success, chickens, bales of hay and overalls providing all the atmosphere necessary. MANY FEATURES AT ALUMNI SMOKER IN GYM EVE MONDAY Boxing, Wrestling Events Are Staged; Gridders Rewarded For Spring Training The annual smoker and gettogether of the Alumni Association was held in the gymnasium Monday evening with a fairly large crowd of students, faculty members, ajumni and their guests present. For the entertainment of the audience, boxing and wrestling matches were staged, in addition to exhibitions of tumbling and gymnastics. Four three-round boxing exhibitions, featured by a sparring match between Clem Sehrt and Don Greco, provided plenty of interest, as did the three wrestling matches and the other events on the program. Members of the "Gold" team which emerged victorious in the spring grid training games were presented with leather wallets, the gift of Coach Shaughnessy, by Milo Williams. Those receiving the wallets were Joe Blasi, Gus Perdigon, C. J. Powell, Marion Son, Tom Bridges Red Clay, Tynes Mixon, Ike Favalora, Cat Simmons, Charley Keller. Marvin Chacherie, Junior Lopez, Scarey Fannin, Bob Morris, Mickey Phelan, Joe Tetlow, Bud Lurry, Bill Flynn and Tex Eubank. Seven Wolf football captains were introduced at the meeting. They were Bill Smith, '23 leader, Harold Winling; '24; Gene Walet, '25; A. D. Smith, '26; Bill Ritchey, '27; Pete Miller, 28; and captain-elect "Brute" Galle of the '29 aggregation. Rev. P. D. Sullivan, president of the university, addressed the meeting and urged the alumni to bend their efforts toward the continued expansion and growth of the organization. Each member of the '28 football squad was awarded a group portrait of the team. They were Tiny Drouilhet, Pee Wee Allen, Disou Pourciau, Cal Cooper, Don Maitland, Ham Weddle, Pete Miller, Aubrey Budge, Joe Decell, Junior Lopez, Bill Ritchey, Charley Jaubert, Joe Blasi, Clem Sehrt, Buck Moore, Bum Heier, Tynes Mixon, Brute Galle, Joe Tetlow, Al Kreider, Manager Hilary Gaudin, assistant coach A. D. Smith, and trainer Tad Gormley. The pictures were presented by Azzo J. Plough, alumni president, following a brief address. Pharmacy Club To Give Banquet At End of Year The Pharmacy Club, composed of students of the Pharmacy Department, has announced its intentions of "making whoopee" in the form of a banquet that will be given at one of the leading hotels. In connection with the banquet, a dance is also included and will begin immediately following the repast. No definite date as yet has been selected, but the latter part of the month will most probably be chosen.
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