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VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2                          50 YEAR CLUB NEWSLETTER                            PAGE 7

History Class of 1966—continued                               Sophomores did take on some beneficial habits in the fall
                                                              of '63. The habits belonged to a new group of sophomore
Bill Reffner, who lodged at Whelan but spent most of his women - Sisters Miriam Theresa, Carolyn, Kath-leen, and
time magnanimously scurrying all over campus, headed a Marguerite. They helped in adding grace to Sixty-Six, es-
class committee to arrange a "Hockey Night" in Pittsburgh. pecially before and after meals.
This opportunity to view a fast-moving, somewhat unfa-
miliar sport provided an enjoyable evening for two            Meals, incidentally, were eaten in the new glass enclosed,

busloads of freshmen.                                         carpeted, dining hall (later called Benedum Room). Anoth-

March winds combined with early April showers to flood        er beautiful addition to W. C.'s physical plant was Campion
the entire Ohio river and surrounding areas. Many sections    Hall, a building that finally allowed late-sleeping to
of Wheeling suffered heavily under the torrential flood wa-   McHugh residents. After a year of early morning pneumat-
ters. Freshmen sacrificed sleep and study to assist W. C.'s   ic hammering, the men were ready to see some tangible
neighbors in their hours of need. Risking sickness and per-   results. And tangible they were!

sonal injury, some men stayed out in the freezing waters all  Tom Scales and Pete Daley returned to Wheeling following
night. Such charity was not easily forgotten by               a year's sabbatical at Annapolis and East Carolina, respec-
Wheelingites.                                                 tively. John Denne, Marcia Ellinghaus, and Ann Heim also

Gambol, without benefit of demi-god Fr. Edward Gannon, made the sophomore scene.
was very ably directed by Fr. Joseph Kerns. Staged in the
new field house for the first time, W. C.'s annual musical    Denied the right to initiate initiation, Sixty-Six wandered in
variety show provided lots of work for some and whole-        all directions: Moxie's, keggers, academics, Chimney Cor-
some entertainment for all.                                   ners. Jeanne Barrett, in charge of the first Sophomore Class
                                                              party, found a suitable site at C. C. When it ultimately ma-

Freshman year ended with an endless series of keggers         terialized, the affair proved an indoor-outdoor event. Cokes
across Wheeling Creek and up the hill from the Home of and dancing, bowling and games inside, beer and drinking
the Good Shepherd. Kitty Kimmins and Ed Merrifield
                                                              outside. To each his own!
swam in the creek's tropical waters, and Ed Kelleher forgot
about his allergy to poison ivy, a memory-lapse that put Kaysie Mulroy fell in love with Fr. George Krieger, who
him between the sheets during exam week.                      brought to Sixty-Six the finer things of art. Tom Shelton

A large number of freshman men felt the iron fist belong-     began to make a point of finding out who Jo Ann Bateman
ing to the "long arm of the law," shortly prior to the last   was, and succeeded. Pete Fox sported a brand new 1944
day of the academic year. Only C. H. escaped, the penalty     jeep, and June Boyle was always on the go(ey). Marty
of Disciplinary Probation and an early departure for having   Fisher found a lab partner, John Petritis found a time-
tied Mike Repp to a bench in front of Sara Tracy Hall.        consuming occupation as general chairman of the Dink
Even Mike Wacks got caught! Again!                            Dance, and Jack Gallagher found an equally difficult job in

                                                              getting back to campus from Mac's Tom Gale had assured
As Sophomores, the class returned to W. C. to search for "Dink Day" of success, at least on the part of the freshmen.
identity·. Neither new freshmen now nor more experi-
enced upperclassmen, Sixty-Six found itself stuck smack in    The time was now ripe for a hot issue to spring up, some-
the middle - as a virtual non-entity. The new officers, Lou   thing like the (Continued page 8)

Kaufman, Charlie Hayes, Pat Pellegrini, and Ron DeCaro,
"definitely" had their work cut out: Keep the class intact
against the wishes of some semi-violent internal opposi-
tion.

Summer sports held the spotlight as Sixty-Six con-tinued
its losing ways. Mike Repp had wildness difficul-ties, on
and off the mound. Dave Avolia and Bill Stoehr vied for
third base, with Larry O'Connell and H. James Lossin alter-
nating at second. Neil Elsasser's big bat couldn't compen-
sate for the other team's massive scoring ability. Any other
team, that is.

Sophomore women also sported shining records in athletic
events. Mickey Keppel, Daly Kelleher, Jean Knittel, Roe
Peranteau, Betsy Atterbury, Carole Meehan, and Betsy
Maloney formed the nucleus of a potentially good team,
but somehow they just failed to win. So it is with 66’.
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