Chronological History of Marywood

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The Sandy Weisberger Post, No. 1615, of the Jewish Veterans of Foreign Wars presents the College with a flag and flagpole, raised in front of O'Reilly Hall, in recognition of Marywood's efforts in the cause of world peace, November. Students in caps and gowns stand in the Rotunda as Bishop Hafey presides. Others attending the ceremony are representatives from the Council of Jewish Women, the Gold Star Mothers, the American War Mothers, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and its Auxiliary, the Diocesan Council of Catholic Men, and the Catholic Daughters of America. The Mayor of Scranton is present, as is the Burgess of Dunmore, with area businessmen, members of the press, and many priests and sisters from the region.

Sister M. Norberta Streilly, I.H.M., persuades the Spanish Embassy to donate a Spanish set of foreign encyclopedias and the Scranton-Lackawanna Jewish Council to donate a Jewish set, for the library. Chaplain McHugh purchases an Italian set.