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VOLUME 8 CHAPTER 2 • April 2008

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If any of you e-mail chaps received this via the USPS, it is because your e-mail kept bouncing back to us. This because either you changed servers or changed you e-mail address and did not notify us. Please correct this by sending your new e-mail address. It has been suggested that we make an effort to help in finding missing grads. We, of course, do this with our directory. However we will now announce in the newsletter anyone who anyone is looking for and see if that stirs up any interest. Just let us know who you are looking for.

 

Death of Fr. John M. Scott, S.J.

December 28, 2007

Dear brothers:

Let us pray in thanksgiving for our brother, Fr. John M. Scott, who was called to eternal life yesterday, December 27, at 2:45 p.m. at the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, WI. He was 94 years old.

Fr. John Scott was born in Omaha, NE, on April 8, 1913, but the family moved to Butte, MT, where he attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and then Christian Brothers High School until 1927. Returning to Omaha, he graduated from Creighton Prep in 1931 and the same year he entered the Society of Jesus on August 8 at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, MO, and pronounced first vows on August 15, 1933.

After receiving A.B. and M.A. degrees in philosophy from St. Louis University, he taught mathematics and general science at Holy Rosary Mission in Pine Ridge, SD, from 1938 to 1941. From 1941 to 1945 he studied theology at St. Marys College in St. Marys, KS, being ordained a priest there by Bishop Paul Schulte on June 21, 1944. After receiving his licentiate in theology from St. Louis University, he obtained also there a M.S. degree in physics in 1947 and then made tertianship at St. Joseph Hall in Decatur, IL, under the direction of Fr. Daniel H. Conway.

Fr. John M. Scott

From 1948 to 1978 Fr. Scott taught physics at Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, WI. He was acting Superior of that community from 1975 to 1978 and pronounced his final vows there on February 2, 1977. After Campion closed, he spent one year as associate pastor of St. Agnes Church in Omaha and from 1978 to 2002 he was a writer as member of the Creighton University Jesuit Community. Due to failing health, he moved to the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, WI, where he received the needed care until his death. With his Superior's approval Fr. Scott donated his body to medical science.

Luis Rodriguez, SJ

WILLIAM BARNABY FAHERTY calls his reminiscences of three quarters of a century: GOD GAVE ME MANY FRIENDS. Some of those friends have suggested an equally fitting title: God Gave Me Unusual Opportunities. He has traveled all over the country and engaged in a variety of activities.

He published a book on woman's rights a quarter of a century before the Woman's Liberation Movement. He started intercollegiate ski races while a beginning history teacher at Regis College in Denver. In 1949 as an officer of the Colorado Committee for Civil Rights, he testified before the Colorado Senate in the interests of fair employment. He accepted Darcy McNickle's invitation to take part in a workshop on the Navajo reservation. He enjoyed a simulated landing on the moon while working on the history of the Apollo Project at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Outstanding scholars have praised his research and writing: Anthropologist Margaret Mead, Educator Lewis Mayhew, Space Historian Eugene Emme, Church historian Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, and regional historian Lawrence O. Christensen. Over the years, the Missouri Writers' Guild has picked three of his twenty four books for top honors. He has published over a thousand articles and columns. His American Catholic Heritage is the only history of the Church in our country written from a midwestern vantage.

A native of St. Louis, the son of William and Angeline (Barby) Faherty, he attended Epiphany Grade School, Saint Louis University High School and Saint Louis University. He has one sister, Louise Harris, MLS; one brother Dr. Dan Faherty, Ed.D., one nephew and six nieces. He entered the Jesuit Order in 1931 and was ordained in June 1944. He took his doctorate in history in 1949. He taught at Campion Jesuit High School, Regis College in Denver, Brevard Community College in Florida and Saint Louis University where he attained the rank of full professor in 1969. All thirteen of the graduate students he directed completed their doctorates. Over the summers, he attended writing seminars at Georgetown, the University of Wisconsin, North Carolina State and Cape Cod, and spoke on aspects of writing at several of them. For fifty years he talked regularly on the Sacred Heart Program on radio. He conducted over 100 spiritual retreats. He preached regularly at various parishes.

Currently he directs the Museum of Western Jesuit Missions at Hazelwood, MO and the Archives of the Missouri Province in St. Louis. He gave up skiing and skating several years ago, but still swims regularly during the summer and plays a set of doubles every Friday of the year. He has served as President of the Historical Association of Greater St. Louis, of the Missouri Writers' Guild, of the Westerners and of the Historical Society of St. Louis County. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences named their annual Alumni Merit Award in his honor.


Campion Forever
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Dear Editor:
I taught at Campion so far back (1938-41) that few Knights I knew have appeared in Campion Forever. Nevertheless, I look forward to each issue and read every word. I recall write-ups of Joe Eagan and Walter Halloran, star athletes at Campion and later Jesuits. I also taught other Campionites who became priests Bill Kelly, Jerry Grace, Willard Dressel, Howie Kalb, who became president of Campion later -- among others. I supervised the third floor in Marquette Hall. One of the residents on that floor was Dick McCormack, who became the leading Jesuit moral Theologian in the country. I taught Congressman Ryan who died in South America.
My best friend in the Order is award-winning science teacher John Scott. We were ordained in June, 1944, with 58 others. He and I alone still live. (He died last week after I dictated this letter to my typist) Besides our teaching, we both had great success in our writing efforts, he in science and I in history.
The Campionites I remember the most besides those mentioned above are Jimmy Riordan, the most likable fellow I ever met. Within a month of the fall term, each freshman looked upon Jimmy as his personal friend. Unfortunately, he died young, during college days. I taught Jack Rockne, son of the famous coach, in the year the movies featured his father, Knute Rockne at Notre Dame. We had a special premier of the movie in Prairie Du Chien in honor of Jack's presence at Campion. It was a big day for all of us. It was the day we all went downtown in Prairie Du Chien. Several of my many students died in the Battle of the Bulge: Ed Dreher, Bud Delaplane, and Dick Leahy. May they rest in peace. Two of my students advanced in the state government: Joe MacMahon as Asst. Secretary of State for Illinois. and William Clark as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois.
I began my writing career al Campion, with encouragement of Coach Hoffman. Bather Brooks the Provincial, and local historian Dr. Peter Scanlan. Over the years I wrote Features about these men and one of John Lawler, the first benefactor of Campion and a feature about the Kilmer Library.
My first novel A WALL FOR SAN SEBASTIAN was adapted by MGM for An Anthony Quinn film, Guns of San Sebastian,. A high school class mate financed a second printing of the book, so free copies are available. If you wish a copy send me at the address below a self-addressed name label and three dollars to cover postage and handling....
A year ago I broke my hip and am confined to a wheel chair, but I can continue my writing and a bi-weekly radio program,
Keep Campion Forever going
I saw Bill Dargan on my last visit to Florida where I spent the years 1973 and 1974 writing the history of the APOLLO program. Keep Campion Forever coming. I was happy to be a little part of it with my few thoughts about those and most interesting and generally happy days at Campion. May
God bless all of you.

Yours sincerely,
William Barnaby Faherty, SJ.
Jesuit Hall
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

The following is supposedly an actual question given on University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.

With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you", and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct...leaving only Heaven thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God."

The student was granted an "A"

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal, its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that a whale swallowed Jonah. The teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said,

"When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah."

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "then you ask him."


Dear Mr. Huguenard,
We wish to acknowledge and express our gratitude for your years of tireless service to Campion via your web site. It's the season for giving, Mr. Huguenard. We need a new double concertina razor wire fence to mark the edges of the campus. It's only $150,000. You've always been generous in the past. We expect the same this year.
Sincerely yours in Christ,

Father Jim Radde, SJ '56
Alumni Director


From: John Gormley '53
December 12, 2007

I received a phone call today from Jim Toomey concerning the health of Jerry Holzhall ('53). As you know I have been very close to Jerry for many years. Through high school and as roommates at John Carroll we were almost as close as brothers. Toomey informed me today that Jerry is in the hospital in intensive care and is not expected to survive for very long. On Nov. 28 he apparently tripped and fell and knocked himself out and lay on the floor of his condo for fourteen hours before his caregiver found him and had him rushed to the hospital. They revived him and he has been on and off life support and back on again and in a coma presently. I have been in touch with his attending nurse and she says it is not good. It's only a matter of time. Jerry needs some prayers---- Jerry needs a lot of prayers. He is in San Destin, Florida, in Sacred Heart Hospital in ICU. Please say a prayer for Jerry and pass this info on to anyone who you think might care. Thanks John


This is the kind of note that keeps us going!

This letter is from Joe Houlihan, '37. His handwriting is beautiful, as you might expect from a Campion Grad, whether he is pushing 90 or not.

Dear Aaron:

Thank you again for all your efforts to keep the memories of Campion alive.
I am being optimistic to get the biennial directory since my class rarely seems to be represented in the pages of Campion Forever. I wonder why?

Memories of Campion are still fresh in my mind, and any mention of a time or place associated with the school is an opening in the floodgate of yesteryears.

Thank You Very Sincerely,
Joe Houlihan


John the farmer was in the Fertilized Egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens), called "pullets" and eight or ten roosters, whose job it was to fertilize the eggs.
The farmer kept records and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced.

That took an awful lot of his time so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.

The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, and a very fine specimen he was, too.
But on this particular morning John noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate.

The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. But to Farmer John's amazement, Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
John was so proud of Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair and Butch became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result...

The judges not only awarded Butch the No Bell Piece Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.

Clearly Butch was a politician in the making: who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention...


Dear Aaron,

I enjoy your "Campion Forever" newsletter and hope you can keep it going. I'm enclosing a $20 check to pay for the new directory of grads as well as to cover some of your postage expenses. If you need more, let me know.

On a sad note, I just received the latest issue of Notre Dame Magazine. Under my class notes ('64), I saw that Bill Lewis of Rockford, IL (Campion '60) passed away of a brain aneurysm in March while visiting family in Milwaukee. I played in the band with Bill at Campion and also in the ROTC Marching Band at Notre Dame. He was one of the "good guys," and he will be missed.

On a short personal note, besides what I wrote above, I retired from the Army in 1994; but continue working as a Defense contractor ("Parkway Patriot") in Army intelligence at the Pentagon. My wife Joan and I have three kids who have given us four wonderful grandchildren. The three older ones all live in Florida, like you with the youngest of those attending West Florida U. at Pensacola as a rising junior-real close to you! The oldest two went to Florida State, and the oldest, Jen Ludwig, works in the governor's office in Tallahassee supporting all the computer work in the office.

I'll close with that, and look forward to the next newsletter. Thanks again for bringing us up to date on all the alumni and stories about Campion!

Tom Langenfeld '60


We know exactly where one cow with Mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in America but we haven't got a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.


  1. The position of Warden at the PDC Correctional Institute is currently vacant. (Is there any Campion alumnus with a correctional background who would like to assume this challenging and [for an alum] meaningful position?)
  2. The CHS all school golf weekend is going on June 10 and 11. The CHS Class of '72 reunion is being held at PDC June 8 - 10. Tom, you are there, obviously.
  3. The front page story of the 6/6/07 PDC Courier Press describes new renovations and athletic programs at Hoffman Hall. Seems the place was in pretty bad shape.
  4. One can no longer enter the archives of the PDC Courier Press unless one subcribes. See their page for rates.

Paul McCullough '70


NEWSPAPER CRITICAL OF PIZZA GUY

The Naples (FL) Daily News (NDN) has at it with Monoghan. Following this article are several website postings relative to the story.

I find great irony in Mr. Monaghan's metamorphosis from fast-food pizza huckster to Catholic philanthropist. Then again, if one spends a career selling crap calories to the drunk and witless via TV ads loaded with imagery and idiocy, one might feel guilty and therefore possess a strong urge to "give back."

Problem is, what we're "getting back" is another Monaghan entrepreneurial crusade to prove his salesmanship, or, "marketing genius," as it's now termed. This time, however, the product is something more credible than cheese and bad dough and 30-minute delivery drivers infamous for running down cyclists and pedestrians. This time the product is real estate, with a side of education.

Make no mistake, however, education is low on Monaghan's list of priorities. Ave Maria University serves Monaghan's sectarian subdivision as does the community pool, golf course, workout room and lush tropical landscaping. AMU is a mere amenity. It's used to lure upper-middle-class Catholics from the northeast who will come to Ave Maria to donate their bank accounts and trust their children's educations to Mr. Monaghan, a man whose idea of piety and humble self-sacrifice includes the erection of a 20-story pope hat in the middle of a dry swamp 40 miles from the closest outpost of civilized humanity.

Education of the young is not a priority for Monaghan. In a nation where it's possible for Monaghan to make billions, education is the last thing he wants to find his customers in possession of. The lack of education is what mass-marketers like Monaghan depend on. Education in the areas of critical thought, philosophy, literature, etc., is sorely lacking in this country. Despite many revered but intellectually-devoid institutions of higher learning handing diplomas to children of low and middle-class families who've been duped through years of careful publicity to believe that a state-school (or AMU) education in "marketing" or "business" is worth the cost, most remain unlearned, incurious and hopelessly vulnerable to sharks like Monaghan. Real education might lead to something close to individuality and sensibility, taboo concepts in our shameless culture of infantile consumerism as the backbone in our hyper-capitalistic world.

Monaghan hangs in elite circles, but to the real financial titans he's at best a lowly floorwalker, a salesman with a talent for exploiting mass-culture vulnerability. At worst Monaghan is a filthy upstart who makes the real rich look bad and feel guilty in light of his excessive charitable giving. Real estate is where Monaghan hopes to shed his Jed Clampet perception and earn the respect of his social betters. All great Florida men have made their name in real estate. Monahan wants in the club.

Ave Maria, town and "university," is the perfect stage for Monaghan's quest.

~~~

  • "If you can franchise pizza restaurants, why can't you franchise Catholic schools?
  • "The harder I try to be good the worse I get; but I may do something sensational yet." — Tom Monaghan in his high-school yearbook
  • Look folks. This is the man who brought you the Oreo Pizza. Name another "university" Chancellor with only a high school diploma. Why is he "tapped out"? Because he, as the principle donor to AMU, is the only one buying the property that he, as Collier's partner, invested in. BC must be making a killing off Tom. Monaghan can't get the bishop to sign-off on his church nor can he get his school accreditation. Where it counts, Tom Monaghan doesn't deliver. Go read avewatch.com for a lesson on our area's biggest empty shell.
  • As for the original article, the true real estate numbers seem to be coming out. Despite all the full page ads in the paper, the place is not going to grow unless the real estate correction is allowed to proceed. Who wants to live out there, when there are so many places for sale closer to the water?
  • Who really cares what is going on out there in the swamp.
  • Too much canned stuff above,..a lot of this is repeated out of MI. newspapers, etc., over the years...cash talks, sub-prime walks..the rest go to confession, pray for money for the church & 12 kids..wheeee
  • Looks just like another gated community to me. Only thing different- as mentioned above- the Catholic school is just another amenity/marketing tool.
    Which conceptually is okay by me, I just picture the Targets, Walmarts, Burger Kings, etc, etc that will answer the market demands and the result will be just more massive suburban sprawl all along oil well and immokalee roads and everywhere else over there. Cash always wins over promise.
    How long do you think it will be before grants are applied and the re-zones requested for affordable housing and all the other "samole-samole"?
  • Ah, the jealous and the unwashed! Everything out there in Ave Maria is top drawer! Won't be any grow houses out there! Just a matter of time! Most are limited by the minitude of their own minds! Let it go and have a Happy New Year!
  • Only the uneducated would equate lack of personal liquid assets - that is, cash - with "going broke".

Monaghan has many millions in personal real estate holdings.

Plus, much of his "liquid assets" has been transferred to trusts and nonprofit corporations that use the cash to build out Ave Maria. That the cash is not in his personal name has no bearing on Ave Maria.

Before all you local anti-Catholic bigot bubbas get all worked up over the NDN's inappropriate use of "going broke", go back to school and get your GED.

  • I am not Catholic nor a real estate agent. It is the typical doom and gloom that the NDN puts out. It's the only thing that gets people typing. Monaghan, is very rich. Even if he lost half his money, he still has MILLIONS. Oh wait sorry, the other thing that gets people typing is to call someone with a Spanish name illegal.
  • In fact the NDN has been cheerleading this madness from the beginning.
    As for anti-Catholic bigots-does that include the diocese of Venice as well?
    This is a cult (opus-dei) out there that has hooked up with the Collier County greedball community; nothing good will come of this.
  • As someone who teaches at Ave Maria, I am deeply disappointed by the reception that our students are receiving by the readers of Naples Daily News. The degree of hatred manifested in these responses for Catholicism in general and for their school in particular is very heavy burden for them. There is so much more to Ave Maria than real estate and Mr. Monaghan. My students are intelligent, civic-minded, and eager to contribute to the world. Their faith is a source of goodness and inspiration, not narrow-minded. They are a joy to teach and they deserve the very best education that can be provided to them. I pray they do not become disheartened by the cruelty of reader responses such as these.

Sorry to report these deceased brothers:

John J. Duffy '54
Bill Fuller '44
Mark Halloran '49
Bill Lewis '60
Pat Dickinson '46
William Dressel SJ '41
Rich (BJ) Corbett '70
Frank Burke, SJ
Lou Kauffmann '47
Bob Menzner '53
Major Gen'l (Ret) John (Jock) Henebry '37
John Barnett '41
Gerald Borer '45
Bob Bergey '45
Jim "Ghosty" Gould '46
Jerry Holzhall '53
Francis J. Waickman '41
John Scott, SJ
Jack Bertsch, 47


SEVENTH ANNUAL FLORIDA REUNION REPORT

Our reunion in Panama City Beach was a great party, although there were fewer people in attendance than we would have liked, about 40. After Saturday's dinner, a discussion was held as to whether to continue the reunions given the low attendance. This created a loud outburst from those who really like the parties and are regular attendees. The problem with low attendance is that the hotel involved is not as free with perqs as they would be with more rooms involved. With a nice crowd, we have frequently been comped a room for hospitality purposes, as well as a more reduced room rate. The result of the discussion was this: Prior to the publication of the October newsletter (early September) we will need a volunteer to host a reunion in spring of 2009. We would like to continue to make Florida the home for this event. There are a lot of CHS grads down here, either permanently or for the season. Also, these are held in the season for golf for the northerners. We think that Orlando is a good drawing card. Even perhaps Disney World, for its great entertainment. Many will want to stay prior to or after the party. So, it's up to you. It's not fair to have the same folks put this party on every year.

The following is some e-mail correspondence between two grads who attended the reunion:

Nice event but waaay under-attended. Shame on you Knights!
I liked the area (the beaches are beautiful - this was my 1st time ever in that area) and the stay at the Edgewater was a great value: 9th floor, overlooking the beach/water. But they don't offer any handicapped rooms. If I bring my wife we'll need that option. As some of us suggested on Saturday night, I wonder if the casinos over in the Biloxi area might not be a great destination. They certainly will have gimp-friendly rooms and they thrive on banquets/catering type events. By the way, my dinner on Saturday night was excellent (the chicken breast)! Honestly, I thought I would be in for a rather mediocre taste event.
I no longer have any juice in the hospitality business as I've been away from MGM/Mirage-Las Vegas for over 2 years now, but I might be able to do some of the very preliminary research for an event. They are going to want more than 40 people, though.

Many thanks to the organizers.

Kevin Keough '65
Rural Arkansas

I agree. under attended - but Panama City Beach is still a great place - 3 BR condo for $111 - can't beat that - with a pvt. balcony on 11th floor overlooking the Gulf of Mexico -lots of credit to Chuck Lambeck of Pensacola for the footwork to set last week's reunion up. Aaron Huguenard '47 has always done a good job
(Campion Forever! Home Page ) but perhaps now the "torch has been passed", at least for the time being. I wouldn't mind Biloxi - right in my backyard - but I'm afraid many more attendees live in Florida than Mississippi and Louisiana. Wherever it is I'll go , God willing.
Brendan Miles '56

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