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1919 Yearbook

1919 Yearbook


1919 Yearbook


Many of the Academic graduates and College undergraduates were
members of the Students Army Training Corps, during the Autumn months
of 1918. Among these were Ralph Coxinne, James Skelly and Leo
Mahoney, Academics, '18, at Notre Dame University; James Hannon and
Joseph Malone, Freshmen College, '18, Clement Hogan, Academic, '17,
Arnold Hand and Norman Wicks, Academics, '18, at Iowa University; Carl
Bloom Academic, '18, at Creighton University; and Arthur Mallon, Academic, '18, Dubuque College.
Frank Wheelan, another member of the Academic Class of '18, entered
the service last May. In Battery E, the 337th Field Artillery, he was sent
overseas with the 88th Division (Hunhuskers), but missed active service
by five days. He is now at home at Washington, Iowa.
Rev. Hugh Swift, C. S. P., '06, died at Winchester, Tennessee, during
the Spring of 1919, so the report comes to us.
William Conway, Academics '18, and Paul Cullen, Commercial '18, attended Dubuque college this year. The former was pursuing the Liberal
Arts course, while the latter was in the Academic department.
George Miller, Academic '16 and star full-back of the Varsity football
teams of '15 and '16, writes from the front: 'T am just a little stiff and sore
after playing one of the hardest games of football, Saturday afternoon, that
I ever did in my life. It was the game that was to decide the championship
of the 176th regiment. It lay between Co. "M" and our Machine Gun Co.
We took them to it to the score of 14 to 0. We played the game at Gondre-
court. Maybe you think we fellows didn't feel good over the results. We
played them to a tie a week ago Wednesday at Hondelaincourt, but we played
in about six inches of water and mud most of the time. I played fullback
in this last game, but in the former games I played left half. The old game
brought back memories of the old gridiron days at St. Ambrose."
Chas. McDonnell, Academic '15, is an orderly at Newport News.
August Van Wonterghen, Charles King and Joseph Meersman,
Academic '16, have been attending Notre Dame University for the last two




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