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FOREWORD Ideas are best expressed by Symbols. To this end, we have endeavored to chronicle this vear of achievement by the sybolism of Hellas — that spirit which is so akin to our life in college — which represents the academic yearnino for - knowledge — the spirit of brotherhood — the a rchitectural con- cept — and not the least, the Olympian ideal of sports Dean George Benjamin Woods whose strength of personality and ceaseless followind of an ideal of education have budded the College of Liberal Arts from the first beoinnincjs to its present position, we of the Junior Class dedicate this AUCOLA CONTENTS College Campus Administration Classes Senior Junior Sophomore % •w " h i • -o o» ®M „ucius Charles Clark, B. A., S. T. B., D. 1 . Chancellor of the University B1B1 HO [a lLL lLL ,i i. ,i i. ii 1 1 ,i i. Jlr ill [El A U c D L A 3 i n n Tr TT TT 1 Hn 1 IT 1 nr 1 j tt i GEORGE BENJAMIN WOODS B. A., M. A., Ph. I . Dean of the College and Professor of English B. A., Northwestern. 1903; M. A., Harvard, 1908; Ph. D., Harvard, 1910; Phi Beta Kappa;; 1 lelta Sigma Kho ; Sigma Nu ; Member of Mod- ern Language Association of America ; Cosmos Club; Federal Schoolmen ' s Club; Torch Club of Washington, I). C. ; Who ' s Who; Author of — English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Move- ment; Victorian Poetry; Problems in English; College Handbook of Ii ' riling; A Manual of English; Prills in English. MARY LOUISE BROWN, B. A., M. A. Dean of Women ami Associate Professor of English B. A., DePauw, 1909; M. A„ Michigan, 1922; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Gamma Delta; Member of the National Association of 1 leans of Women; President of the Regional Association of I leans of Women of Maryland, Virginia, and the 1 is- trict of Columbia. Bill MM JOHN EDWARD BENTLEY M. A., M. R. E., S. T. B., Th. D. Professor of Education and Psychology M. A., Clark, 1916; S. T. B., Boston, 1917 M. R. E„ Boston, 1920; Th. D., McGill, 1924 Member of American Psychological Association National Society for Teachers of Education; So ciete de Psychologie (Geneva); Federal School men ' s Club. WILL HUTCH INS, B. A., B. F. A. Professor of Art B. A., Yale, 1901; B. F. A., Yale, 1909; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta l ' i ; Who ' s Who; As- sociate Editor of Christian Art; Author — Jeanne d ' Arc dc I ' ain ouleurs ; The Pay That Lincoln Died (in collaboration). WALTER F. SHENTON, B. S., M. A., Ph. 1 . Professor of Mathematics B. A., Dickinson, 1907; M A., Dickinson, 1909; Ph. I)., Johns Hopkins, 1914; Phi Beta Kappa; American Association for Advancement of Science; American Mathematical Society; Math- ematical Association of America; American Men of Science; Co-author — Elementary Mechanics. MM 20 DELOS OSCAR KINSMAN B. I... M. A., Ph. Li. Professor of Economics B. L„ Wisconsin, 1896; M. A., Butler, 1898; Ph. I)., Wisconsin, 1900; Pi Gamma Mu; Fellow of Royal Economic Society (England); American Economic Association ; American Association for Labor Legislation; Federal Schoolmen ' s Club; Who ' s Who; Author— The Income Tax in the Commonwealth of the United Stales; Load Gov- ernments of Wisconsin; Essentials of Civics; Economies or the Science of Business. WESLEY M. GEW ' EHR, Ph. B., M. A., Ph. I). Professor of History Ph. B., Chicago, 1911; M. A., Chicago, 1912; Ph. I)., Chicago, 1922; Pi Gamma Mu ; Phi Alpha Theta; Member of American Historical Associa- tion ; American Association of University Pro- fessors ; Mississippi Valley Historical Associa- tion ; Federal Schoolmen ' s Club ; Author — The Great Awakening in Virginia, 1740-1790. WILLIAM B. HOLTON, B. S.. M. S., Ph. I . Associate Professor of Chemistry B. S„ Illinois, 1921; M. S., Illinois, 192.L Ph. 1)., Illinois, 1926; Phi Lambda Upsilon ; Gamma Pi Upsilon; Si.ynia Xi; American Chemical So- ciety. [ity C. HENRY LEINEWEBER, Ph. D. Associate Professor of Modern Languages Ph. D., Fribourg, 1907. HAROLD COLDER, B. A., M. A., Ph. D. Associate Professor of English B. A., Carleton, 19211; M. A., Harvard. 1921; Ph. D„ Harvard, 1925; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi kappa Tau ; Modern Language Association of America. JESSIE MARY FERGUSON B. A., B. S., M. A., Ph. D. Associate Professor of Education B. A., Chattanooga, 1908; B. S., Ohio State, 1920; M. A., Ohio State, 1927; Ph. D., Ohio State, 1927; Phi Lambda Theta; Pi Mu Epsilon; Author — Research Adventures in College Teaching. Hfly 22 [a lLL ,i i ,1 1 ,1 1 1 1, lLL .1 1, i i r i_LL E] A U C D L A 3 1 7T IT TT nr nr TT IT TT 1 -TT W ILLIAM LEE CORBIN, B. A., M. A. Lecturer in English B. A., Amherst, 1896; M. V. Yale, 1902; Amer- ican Association of University Professors; Mod- ern Language Association of America; Poetry Society of America; Harvard, Yale, Torch, and Cosmos Chilis of Washington, I). C. FERDINAND A. VARRELMAN, B. A., M. A. Assistant Professor of Biology B. A., California, 1915; M. A., Columbia, 1922; A. A. A. S., Biological Society of Washington; Botanical Society of America; Torray Botanists Club; Entomological Society of New York; American Men of Seienec. LOIS MILES ZUCKER, B. A., M. A. Assistant Professor of Classics B. A., Illinois, 1910; M. A., Illinois, 1914; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Delta Pi; Classical Associa- tion ; Classical League ; American Association of University Women; American Association of University Professors. My 23 (■LEW KRAXCIS ROUSE B. A., M. A., Ph. I). Assistant Profc of Physic B. A. Cornell College, 1920; M. A., Wisconsin, 1923; Ph. 1)., Wisconsin, 1925; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi ; American Physical Society; Washing- ton Philosophical Society. HAROLD MERRIMAX DUDLEY B. A., B. D.. M. A., Ph. D. Assistant Professor of History B. A., Simpson, 1917; B. D„ Garrett Biblical Institute, 1920; M. A., Northwestern, 1921; Ph. D., American University, 1928; American Associ- ation of University Professors. ARTHUR JENNINGS JACKSON B. A., B. D., M. Th„ Th. I). Assistant Professor of Relit inn B. A., Geneva, 1921; B. D, 1923, Th. M., 1924, Th. D., Drew Theological Seminary, 1926; Amer- ican Association of University Professors; Amer- ican Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis; Author — Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel. izp [My 24 WALTER H. YOUNG, B. A. Assistant Professor of Physical Education for Men and Hire, lor of Athletics B. A., Ohio Wesleyan, 1924; Alpha Sigma Phi. R. DEANE SHURE, B. Mus. Instructor in Music B. Mus., Oherlin, 1907; studied under Draeseke and Wolff in Dresden, Germany; under DeBlois- Rowe in London, England; Composer ' s Club; Chamber Music Society; Friends of Music (Li- brary of Congress). DOROTHY WULF, B. S. Instructor in Physical Education for Women B. S., Connecticut College for Women, 1921; Central School of Hygiene and Physical Educa- tion, New York City. B1BI 25 EDWARD WILLIAM ENGLE B. S., M. A., Ph. D. Instructor of Chemistry B. S., Union, 1925; M. A., Princeton, 1926; Ph. D., Princeton, 1928; Sigma Xi; American Chemical Society. HENRY GRAHAM STATHAM, B. A., M. A. Librarian B. A., Syracuse, 1925; M. A., Illinois, 1929; Phi Beta Kappa; American Library Association; Author — Some Aspects of the Relation Between Circulation and Size of Staff in Five Branches of the Chicago Public Library. EDWARD L. McADAM, JR., B. A., M. A. Instructor in English B. A., Carleton, 1927; M. A., Minnesota, 1929; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Delta Epsilon. H1E1 Ely MARIE DELONGLEE, B. A. Instructor in French B. A., College de la Legion d ' Honneur, 1927; B. A., Chattanooga, 1928 ; Diplome de l ' Universite de Paris; Beta Pi Thcta. RUBERTA M. OLDS, Ph. B., M. A. Instructor in Spanish Ph. B„ Chicago, 1926; M. A., Columbia, 1929; American Association of Teachers of Spanish; Modern Language Association of America; American Association of University Women. [fly 27 MARY MEARES GALT, B. A.. M. A. . Issistant Professor of French B. A., Randolph-Macon; M. A., Columbia; Modern Language Association of America; American Association of University Professors ; Women ' s Overseas Service League. J( iSLI ' II CLEMENT SINCLAIR, B. A., M. A., Ph. D. Instructor in Philosophy B. A., Johns Hopkins, 1914; M. A., American University, 1926; Ph. 1)., American University, 1929. HILDA MINDER FRENCH, B. A., M. A. Instructor in Speech P,. A., Ohio Wesleyan, 1924; M. A., Ohio Wesleyan, 1925 Delta Delta Delta; Theta Alpha Phi; Delta Sigma Rho. ETHEL G. STIFFLER, B. A., M. A. Instructor in Biology B. A., Goucher, 1922; M. A., Pennsylvania, 1924. ROBERT NORMAN H1SLOP, 1!. A. Debate Couch J ' ,. A., Hates, 1930; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho. Ell [My 28 EDWARD J. CARROLL, B. A., M. B. A. Instructor in Business Administration B. A.. Buffalo, 1928; M. B. A., Northwestern, 1930; Taylor Society, American Society of Industrial Engineers; National As- sociation of Teachers ' Marketing and Advertising; National Sales Managers Society. VERNON L. WILKINSON, B. A. Teaching Fellow in Political Science B. A., Whitman, 1930; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Order of Waiilatpu. M. ELLIS DRAKE, B. A., M. A. Teaching Fellow in Political Science P. A., Alfred, 1925; M. A., Syracuse, 1928; Delta Sigma Phi; Pi Gamma Mu; American Historical Association. HORACE A. BACUS, B. A., M. A. Teaching Fellow in Political Science P. A., Texas Christian, 1929; M. A., Texas Christian, 1930; Pi Gamma Mu; Scholarship Society of the South; Author— Utilitarian Background of Plato ' s " Republic. " GILBERT MacVAUGH, P. A. Teaching Fellow in Psychology P.. A., American, 1930. ROLAND McLAREN RICE, P. A. Assistant in Education P.. A., American, 1929; Delta Sigma Rho. B]B| Mm 29 Administration Miss Sara H. Dow Bursar Mr. Waldo Young Business Manager Miss Bernice Moler Registrar Mrs. Sara Sumner House Manager Miss Dorothy Randolph Assistant Librarian ity 30 n IT I RAMER 7 reasurer Class History, 1931 The Class of 1931 has been noted throughout its four years of existence as a college group for its remarkably pugnacious spirit and class unity. Whatever it has set its hand to accomplish has been done, either by weight of diplomacy or of sheer noise. It began its notable career by defying successfully the Freshman rules, but that did not prevent it from trying to enforce them on another class later. Having gained their point they proceeded to astonish the rest of the college by the mag- nificence of their dance, which was the first one to be given in the dining room of the Women ' s Residence Hall. Filled with a laudable desire in their sophomore year again to do something never done before, they produced with great success " Nice Coin ' , " the one and only musical comedy that A. U. has witnessed, and set the college singing " Days That We Treasure " with great gusto. Their third year witnessed the novel " Good News " dance, and a Junior Prom which was the first to be given without a banquet attached, ami the decorations of which excelled all former efforts. The senior dance harkened back to the " Days That We Treasure, " and was reminiscent of all that had gone before. This year the class turned athletic, and clinched the Tompkins Basketball Trophy by turning in its third inter-class bas- ketball championship. The Class of 1931 made its last triumphant gesture in its class gift, an artistic stone walk across the campus from Hurst Hall to Battelle Memorial, thus leaving, if not their footprints on the sands of time, at least a place for the foot- prints of others. MM 34 CLAIR ALTLAND HARRISBUR(i, PENNSYLVANIA Class Treasurer 3; Aucoxa Staff 3; French Club 1, 2 3 4 Vice-President 4; Cdee Club 3, 4; Composer, Sophomore Musical Comedy 2; Junior Prom Committee 3. Clair is pointed out with pride to visitors as A. U. ' s musical genius. As author of the musical comedy Nice Gom ' he is looked upon with awe. Evidently being musical doesn ' t prevent him from being practical, for he- was treasurer of his class in his junior year. He was a main prop of the French Club for three years, and a member of the Aucola staff as a junior. Clair haun ts Hurst Hall at odd hours and extracts melodies from unmeledicus pianos. S. CARLTON AYRES ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA Dickenson College, Pa.; Eagle Stan 2, 3; Assistant Editor 3; Associate Editor 4; Dramat 2, 3, 4; Debate 3; Clee Club ' 3 Secretary-Treasurer 2, Business Manager 3; French Club . ' 3 " ' Secretary 3; Omicron Epsilon Pi 2, 3, 4, President 4; Oxford Fellowship 2, 3; Story, Musical Comedy 2. Carlton is a valued member of nearly every club mi the campus. He is an aesthetic young man who does his best to live down the Christian name of Samuel. As the author of the story of Nice Coin ' he shares the awe with Clair Atland. Carlton is far from an impractical visionary, since he efficiently managed and took care of the finances of the Glee Club. He fully realizes the importance of being earnest. DOROTHEA BELZ EAST FALLS CHURCH. VIRGINIA Varsity Hockey 1, 2; Class Hocke 2, 3; A Club 3, 4, Vice-President 4 Club 1, 2, President 2; Class Honor 1, 2, 3, 4; Class French Club 1, 1, 2, 3, 4. Bobbie is A. U. ' s original " little girl " with curly hair, wide blue eyes and a charming quiet smile. One would never think to look at her that she is a very athletic young lady, equally at home on hockey field, on the basketball court, and behind the volleyball net. As vice- president of the A Club she is in every movement to further girls ' athletics on the campus. Besides this she is a consistent honor student. B1B1 35 J. ELMER BENSON FREDERICK JUNCTION, MARYLAND Oxford Fellowship 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3, Treasurer 4. Benson is chiefly known around the campus for the ahruptness with which he arrives and departs in his Ford, or whatever automobile he may at the moment have. Sharing one ' s time with a charge and American University does make one hurry, you know. Both in his Junior and Senior years, he has held offices in the Oxford Fellowship. CALVIN FRANCIS BROWN TAKOMA PARK. MARYLAND Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Librarian 2; Manager 3, 4. Cal is the exponent of modern music as blared forth by the saxophone. He was for the last two years the head of the Orchestra and an earnest devour of music. His saxophone solos have led American University to the opinion that that much maligned instrument is not so bad as it sounds. The orchestra without Cal is un- thinkable. JAMES CAIOLA NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA Delta Omicrom 4; ( 2; Class Soccer 4; lebate Council 4; hit lass Basketball I. 2, 3. 4; Class Football Debate 1, 2, 3, 4, Manager 3; President, ernational Relations Club 4; Chapel Com- " Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce James Caiola, known as Jimmie. " As manager of the debate squad, Jimmie has a purpose in life, to have A. U. win. He spends his energy in sports, and lends support to the International Relations Club. Jimmie likes to Study in empty rooms around Hurst Hall. Bity 36 « CHESTER A. I ARTER WASHINGTON, I). C. Alpha Theta Phi 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 2, President 3. Treas- urer 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3. 4; Baseball 1. 2; Tennis 3. 4; Uramat 4; Western Club 4; Chairman Athletic Committee 4. Ches Carter and Warren Colison seem to run Alpha Theta Phi between them, for both have been president and treasurer, and while one was vice-president the other was secretary. Who can beat that for a record? Ches is an athletic sort of fellow, for besides playing basketball, he is one of A. U. ' s tennis stars. Ches takes an active interest in art. ORREL BELLE CLAFLIN WASHINGTON, 1). C. Alpha Chi 2, 3. 4, President 4. Vice-President 3 Student Coun- cil 3, 4; Snapshot Editor Aucoxa 3; Uramat 1, 2 3, 4, Secretary 3. Vice President 4; Clee Club 1, 3; Brecky Club 1, 2; Gosling Court 2; Secretary Interfraternity Council 4; lii K Sister Chair- man 3; Vesper Committee 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Class Honors 4. Orrie is one to whom all turn when something is to be done. As the Big Sister Chairman she endeared herself to the new girls and helped them to become real college students. Her acting in dramat is always one of the treats of the year, and as a member of the Student Council she is a factor in all things for stu- dent good. -MARY H. CLINE NORWALK, OHIO Swagger 3. 4, President 4; Class Vice-President 4; Uramat 3. 4; Glee Club 3, 4, President 4; Class Honors 4. Mary C line is a quiet young woman whose tuneful voice is seldom heard except in Glee Club or Dramat. As a member of Swagger and its president she i- prom inent socially on the campus. Mary seems to run to president for she is likewise the head of the glee club and the vice-president of her class. 011 [My 37 E. WARREN COLISON WASHINGTON, 1J. C. Alpha Theta Phi 2. 3, 4, Secretary 2, Treasurer 3, President 4; Student Council 4; Varsity Basketball 3, 4; Class Baskctba 1, 2; Baseball 2; Brecky Club 1, 2, 3, Vice-Preside Club 2, 3, 4. nt 3; Warren is the man who comes to school in four dif- ferent cars. As a talented memlier of the French Club he is in demand to play heroes, villains, irate fathers, and the like. He has been successively secre- tary, treasurer, and president of Alpha Theta Phi. He is one of A. U. ' s star basketball players and lends the weight of his mature judgment to the Student Council. NORMAN S. CRAMER WEST BEND, WISCONSIN 1; Student Comptroller 4; Treasurer Stu- Treasurer 4; Business Manager 3; lation Manager 1, Business Manager 2, 3; Vice-President Cla- dent Council 4; Class Eaulc 1, 2, 3, 4, Circ Glee Club 1, 4; Chaii Anyone can see that Norman is a budding financier by looking at him. As business manager of both Eagle and Aucola while a Junior he aided them smoothly over financial difficulties. As Student Comptroller and member of the Student Council he holds the student purse strings and on the side is class treasurer. In his lighter moments he sings in the Glee Club. ROGER CRAVEN WASHINGTON, I). C. Eaylc Staff, Circulation Manager 2, Assistant Editor 3, Editor 4; Debate 2. 3. 4, Business Manager 4; Glee Club 1, 2, Business Manager 2; French Club 1, 2, President 1; Honor Roll 1. Roger is the owner of a car that has to be parked on a hill in order to start, but Roger doesn ' t take after his car. He is a self-made man, having risen from circu- lation manager, to assistant editor, to editor of the Eagle. He is responsible for the French Club, having organized it and been its first president. He first sang in the Glee Club and then transferred his activities to debate. [My 38 BLAKE B. ESPEY WASHINGTON, I). C. Class President 3, 4; Secretary Student Council 3; Brahmin 4; Aucola Staff 3; Eaulc Staff 1, 2. 3. 4; Dramat 3, 4; Orches- tra 1, 2, 3, Librarian 1, Manager 2; Debate 1, 2, 3, Manager 2, President 3; Vice-President Omicron Epsilon Pi 2, 3, 4. The secret is out. Blake is the original Jack of bean- stalk fame. Whether he will find the princess at the top is conjecture; he found the presidency of the junior and senior classes at the bottom. Lately he has been running to dramatic villains, but on the other hand he was president of the poetry club. He seems likely to remain that thing so dear to every woman ' s heart an enigma. BARBARA EVANS WASHINGTON, I). C. Alpha Chi 2, 3, 4; Varsity Hockey 1, 2; Class Hockev 1, 2, 3. 4; Class Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Class Soccer 1, 2, 3; Class Basketball 1. 2. 3; A Club 1. 2, 3, 4; French Club 1; International Rela- tions Club 3, 4; Secretary 4; Class Honors 1. 3, 4. Barbara Evans is one of the quietest people on the campus. Her hockey playing is par excellence and her international relations above reproach. She is an active member of campus, clubs, social and scholastic notably Alpha Chi, and a consistent honor student. SARAH FRANCES FINCH KK BATTERY PARK, MARYLAND Art Staff Auc 3; Fr Frances is the lady with no illusions. She is sensible of the fact that some people like her for her life savers and others because she listens politely to their woes. We suggest that she turn temperamental artist and have a few woes of her own. " Time is but the stream she goes a-fishing in " and though she is a very competent angler, she has never yet managed to land an English theme in on time. Strangely enough she makes us all want to go fishing with her. El El My 39 I 3 lU_ u ,U| ii i lLL 1 1 ,1 1 Jlr ill 51 A U C D L A 3 1 n n " in 1 Hn 1 Hn 1 Hn 1 IT HPT 1 J 7T ROSE FLOW ERS HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Hood College, Md., I; Varsity Basketball 2; Class Volleyball J; Class Baseball 2; Class Soccer 2; A Club 2, 3, 4; Musical Com edy 2. Rose is a yellow-haired miss with a strange attach- ment to books of educational psychology. One might almost suspect her of taking this college business ser- iously. At any rate, she takes sports seriously, for she plays volleyball, basketball, and soccer. It is rumored that she was mistaken for a yellow canary in the fam- ous sophomore musical comedy. Syr EDITH GAYLORD WASHINGTON, D. C. ersity, 1, 2; University of Rocheste Edith is one of the campus mysteries, but she man- ages to make us pat ourselves on the back when we think that after going to two New York Universities she likes American U. Although she hasn ' t been here long enough to become very active in college life, we feel sure that we are the ones who are losing because of it. DOROTHY L. GERTH WYACONDA, -MISSOURI esi.lent 3: President 4; Glee Club 1, 3, Swagger 2, 3, 4, Secretary 4; Class Vi Women ' s Student Covernment Associa Secretary 1; French Club 2: Dramat 1. I lot is one of those quiet persons that it is awfully hard to get along without. The number of clubs she is in testifies to that. 1 lot rules the Women ' s Government Association with one iron hand and probably takes the minutes of the Swagger Club with the other. Like little Tommy Tucker, she sings — for the Glee Club. EllEi] [My 40 LOUISE GOLDENBl RG WASHINGTON, I). C. Class Hockey 1. 2, 3. 4; Class Soccer I, 2, 3; Class Basketball . ' : A Club 4; I!: Club 1, 2. cky Club 1, Louise so seldom makes a noise that it is difficult to know much about her. She plays hockey with a fine seriousness, and belongs to the A Club. Her pet hobby is traveling, and her next pet hobby is golf but unlike so many people. Louise never botes others with anec- dotes, or holes in one. Maybe her work in psychology lias taught her wisdom that others get only by force. KATHRYN G. HEATH CINCINNATI, OHIO Epsilon Kappa 3, 4, President 3; Brahmin Society 3, 4, Chair- man. 4; Delta Omicron 2, 3. 4; Head Proctor Women ' s Student Government 4; Class Hockey 1, 2; Class Soccer 1, 2; Class Vol- leyball 1, 2; A Club 2, 3, 4; Eagle Staff 1, 2, 3, 4, Humor 2, 3, Associate Editor 4; Dramat 1, 2, 3, Wardrobe Mistress 1, 2, Secretary 2; Inter-Fraternitv Council 3. 4; Debate 1, 2, 3; In- ternational Relations Club 3, ' 4. Kay is always busy. Her activities are social and scholastic. She is a charter member of the Brahmins, on the debate squad, on the Eagle, and as proctor of the Women ' s Government Association is in touch with all phases of Dorm life. LAWRENCE HETRICK HARRIS IJURC, PENNSYLVANIA Larry spends his days in the lab wearing a gray smock in the hope that some day a passing visitor will say " Who is that young scientist? " We have a feeling that some day he will get his wish. He is given to boiling things in lab and perfuming Hurst Hall. Larry has played for four years on class basketball teams and is the bane of the Junior team ' s existence. H1E1 lily MARY ELIZABETH HETRICK HARRISDURi;, PENNSYLVANIA Epsilon Kappa 4; Class Basketball I; Class Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Class Hockey 3, 4; Glee Club 1. 2, 3, Accompanist 3; Accom- panist Men ' s C.lee Club 4; Vesper Committee 1; Dramat 2; Class Honors 4. Mary Liz is a versatile young woman. She plays basketball, volleyball, hockey, and the piano — all equally well. She graduated from a mere performer in the girl ' s Glee Club to its accompanist, and from there to greater heights as the accompanist of the men ' s Glee Club. She is not known as the sister of Lawrence Het- rick, nor is lie known as ihe lirother of Mary Liz. It is a rare accomplishment. ETHEL VYYN HINE WASHINGTON, I). C. 3, 4; Eaulc 3, 4; Debate 1. cky Ethelwyn cherishes a secret passion for sensible sal- ads. She speaks with force and incontestable logic on all subjects and then answers to the nickname of " Bumphs. " Her activities in debate have resulted in American University victories innumerable times. She makes a delightful bus companion. HELEN B. HOPE ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND Class Secretary 2; Class Hockev 1. 4; Class Class Volleyball 1; Class Soccer 1; A Club 2, Circulation Manager 3; Dramat 2, 3; Musical Cot Basketball 1 ; S, 4; Aucola, .edy 2. Helen is a spiritual looking young woman who plays hockey, basketball, volleyball, and soccer with equal ef- ficiency. She dipped her fingers in ink while a sopho- more and took the minutes of the class, and then in her junior year helped circulate the Aucola. In spite of all these activities she found time to be in Dramat and be lyrical in the sophomore musical comedy. She is in- terested in things Georgian. H1B1 42 L. RI( HARD HORNER WILMINGTON, DELAWARE Festers 3, 4, Vice-President-Treasurer 4 Aucola 3: President Student Religious C 2, 3, 4; Debate 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Fellowship 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; Vesper Advertising Manager unci! 4; Basketball 1. , Manager 4; Oxford : ' ommittee 2. 1 lick has contributed to the tunefulness of the Glee Club for four years, and has been a member of the an- cient and honorable order of Jesters I ' m- two, but liis nature is really attuned to more serious things. As pri sident of the Oxford Fellowship and the Student Religious Council, lie verges practically on the holy. JOHN M. HOUSTON MOUNTAIN LAKES, NEW JERSEY Class Treasurer J; Student Council 4; Eagle Staff 1, 2, 3, 4, Literary Editor 4; Assistant Editor Aucola 3; International Re- lations Club 2, 3; Chairman Big Brother Movement 2; Gosling Court 2; Dramat 3, 4, President 4; French Club 2, 3; Producer Nice Coin ' 2; Lyric Sons of A. U. 1; Class Gift Committee 2, 3. 4; Chairman Junior Prom 3; Lyric— " We ' ve Got a Team. " 4. John is one of those detested critics. He is a very dramatic fellow — in fact is president of Dramat. He has the interests of A. U. at heart and comes to Stu- dent Council meetings regularly. When he goes around with a dazed look he is composing lyrics, and it is then time for someone to wake him up. VIRGINIA HUMPHRIES WASHINGTON, D. C. Class Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4: Class Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Volleyhall 1, 2, 3, 4; A Club 2, 3, 4. Secretary-Treasurer 4; Glee Club 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 4; French Club 2, 3, 4; Dramat 2, 3, 4. Virginia is a dramatic lady who takes the morals of the biology department to heart. Her devotions to sports is apparent and persevering, while her roles in Dramat are splendid. She has ihree majors and an ex- haustive knowledge of the verb " amo. " mm [My 43 BETTY JACOBY HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Swagger 3, 4; Vice-President Student Council 3; Social Chair- man Women ' s Sin. lent Government Association 3; Brahmins 3, 4; Class Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer 1. 2, 3, 4; A Club 3, 4; Varsity Hockey 1, 2; Aucola Staff 3; Dramat 1. 2. 3. 4; Glee Club !. - ' . 3, 4: Big Sifter Chairman 2; Vesper Com- mittee 2; Gosling Court 2. Betty has a finger in every college pie, and both finger and pie are nice. She is a member of the famous senior hockey team; she has played heroines in Dramat. wel- comed Frosh, and scared them into righteousness as a member of the Gosling Court. As a Student Council member, she has helped to run the college. RICHARD E. JARVIS WASHINGTON, I). C. Ohio State I ' ll Dick is another of the big husky athletes who are so plentiful around the college. Besides being one of our football heroes, he plays on the basketball team and is a member of the athletic committee. For three years he has been a member of Phi Beta Zeta. JAMES JOHNSON RACINE, WISCONSIN Jesters 2, 3, 4, Presic Basketball 2, 4; Manage 2, Tn 2, 4; Student Council 1; Manager otball 2; Dramat Business Manager ial Committee 2, 4; Gosling Court 2. Jimmie is rather dynamic but very pleasing. He is such a sociable person that for two years he was chair- man of Ihe social committee and superintended our hot- dog functions. He has a mind far above hot dogs, how- ever, and for one year guided the destinies " I A. U. as ;, member of the Student Council. Jimmie was born to manage things like sports, and dramat, and maybe a wife. Mm 44 Alpha The J. EARL KADAN TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND Phi 4; Basketball 4; Kittenball 4; Gle Club 4. Earl ' s spare time, when he has any, is spent in that ancient American pastime, kittenball. He also plays with that invincible combination, the 1931 Class Basket- ball Team. To this example of athletic prowess, he has added the Glee Club. He is, moreover, a member of Alpha Theta Phi. Football 1, 1 ; Vesper Con ( ARL LEVIN JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Carl is one of the few men at A. I ' , that has played for four years on the football team. He is, moreover a great Shakesperian actor. One glance at the Dramat Club picture would convince anyone of that. In his third year he was a member of the seemingly inex- haustible Vesper Committee, and performed in the col- lege orchestra. NOLA E. LIVINGSTON CLARENDON, VIRGINIA President Epsilon Kappa 4, Treasurer 3; Brahmins 3. 4; Var- sity Hockey 1; Assistant Editor AucOLA 3; Debate 1. 2, 3, I; French Club 1, 2; Secretary Women ' s Discussion Group 4: Class Honors 1, 3. Nola seems to be taking up the art of saxophone play- ing by proxy. Between lessons she runs Epsilon Kappa, debates heatedly, looks lofty for the Brahmins, and makes class honors. Nola is a very quiet person, per- haps to make up for the saxophone. HIE] 45 JANE E. LYTLE ROSELLE PARK, NEW JERSEY Vice-President Class 2; Tr merit Association 2, 3; Delta Omicr Eagle 1, 2, 3, 4; Debate 1, 2, 3; Dr: International Relations Club 2, 3, Club 1; Chapel Committee 3, 4; ' Women ' s Student Govern- in 2, 3, 4; Brahmins 3, 4; nat 3, 4; Stage Manager 3; 4; Vice-President 4; Glee esper Committee 1, Chair- Jane is one of the busiest persons on the campus with activities in every branch. She is interested in every phase of college life, social or scholastic. As a tribute to her varied career she was chosen one of the charter members ol the Brahmin Society. SARAH E. McILVAINE PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia Normal School 1, 2; Phi Sigma Beta 3, 4, Vice- President 3; Debate 3; French Club 3, 4. Sally is a decided blond, very decided, in spite of the fact that she only debated for one year. She is one of the few faithful members of the French Club. Sally is also very much a member of Phi Sigma Beta, and was its vice-president in her junior year. W. EVERETT McLAINE WASHINGTON, D. C. Everett is one of American University ' s genuine ivory ticklers. He plays for the Wesley Heights Club-house, fraternity dances, and such like, with real jazz orches- tras. It is not often that A. U. entertains a jazz artist within her doors, whether aware of it or not. Eg lily 46 ESTHER P. McVEY ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA Swagger 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President I, Social Chairman 4; Pres- ident Women ' s Student (Jovernment Association 4; Eat If 1; Dramat 1, 2; Junior Prom Committee 3; Nice Coin ' 2. Jimmie started snooping out secrets for the Eagle, played in Dramat for two years, and ended up a mem- ber of the Swaggers. She was a member of the short lived and long mourned sophomore musical comedy, and on the junior prom committee. MARGARETTA MOORE SOMERSET, MARYLAND Alpha Chi 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President and Social Chairman 4; Class Secretary 4; Class Hockey 4; Class Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; A Club 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club 4; Class Honors 3. Margaretta lays claim to fame by being a charter member of Alpha Chi, its vice-president and social chairman. She is a member of the justly famed senior hockey team and plays basketball, soccer, and volley- ball. For all this she is a member of the A Club. Mar- garetta is internationally minded, gets class honors, and keeps class minutes. MARGARET MOWBRAY WASHINGTON, I). C. Phi Sigma Beta 3, 4, Vice-President 3; Class Hockey 4; Art Editor Aucola 3; Dramat 3, 4, Vice-President 4; (dee Club 3, 4, Secretary-Librarian 3. Mickey is one of the few people that could go to Europe and not come back pseudo-sophisticated. She still gets ruling passions for stars, and wants to be a great artist. She began by being responsible for all the lovely posters that have decorated the college, and did the art work on the 1930 Aucola. lity 47 Class Kittenba Secretary 4; Cla HENRY V. MULLER HERNDON, VIRGINIA 3; Class Football 1; Oxford Fellowship 3, 4. Henry is one of American University ' s contributions to the ministry. To this he adds kittenball in the spring. And tradition has it that way hack in the primeval years. Henry was both on the class football team, and a shin- ing scholar. LYNETTE MULHOLLAND RUPERT, VERMONT Jlee Club 3; Chairman Vesper Com- Lynette wants to be a missionary, and as preparation used to sing in the Glee Club. She gave that up and became chairman of the Vesper Committee as more to the point. For two years she has been a respected member of Epsilon Kappa. LOl ISK MCRRAY CLARENDON, VIRGINIA lee Club 3, 4, Vice-President 3; Krc Club 4; Dramat 3, 4; Chairman Co men ' s Student Government Associati ich Club 2, 3 imittee for 1 n Constitutio Louise has all the gods of Tin Pan Alley at her finger tips, and all the classics to hoot. No wonder she is in the Glee Club. She was once described as the kind of person, who when she draws flowers, draws the dirt for them to grow in. She writes charming poems that even survive being read at the lunch table. a M VRY PUTNAM WASHINGTON, I). C. Epsilon Kappa 3, 4; Varsity Hockey 2; Class Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Bas Kcthall 1, 2, 3, 4; A Club 3. 4; Manager Freshman Athletics 3; Student Sports Leader Senior Class 4; Western Club 4; French Club 1, 2, 3. 4: Dramat 3. Mary is noted for playing the lust hockey on the campus. As student sports leader it is her job to coax Frosh to march in line and keep from wiggling in pyramids. She is the prop of the A Chili. She bi Init- io Epsilon Kappa and yet li es in ptace wi h her room- mate of Phi Sigma Beta, The eulogy is complete. J. HAROLD RIGGLE JERSEY SHORE, PENNSYLVANIA I)r vship 2, 3, 4 Quartette 2. Club 2. 3, 4, I ' , ident 2; Harold is one of the feu boys in the college who can wear false beards, moustaches, and the like in Dramat and get away with it. He also takes the part of Father Noah in Glee Club with great aplomb. He presides over the Glee Club with dignity and oxer the quartette with praise. He has foregathered with the elect in the Oxford Fellowship for three years. . . MARY SANFORD DANVILLE, VIRGINIA 1,2; Class Secretary 3; Vesper Committee 4. (dee Club 3; l)r Anna Mary plays " first Violin " and we predict she will always play it. She sings in (dee Club but her violin sings for her in Orchestra. She managed affairs ol state as secretary of her class in her junior year, and in her last year, discovering herself to be dramatic, stalked the boards with the Dramat Club. Hty 49 ETHEL SMITH WASHINGTON, I). C. Varsity Hockey 1, 2; Class Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; A Club 2, 3, 4, Social Chairman 4; Varsity Basketball 2; French Club 1, 2; Dramat 2, 3, 4; Anglican Club 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 4. Ethel gives Binet tests to unsuspecting friends and belongs to the Anglican Club. When nothing else ser- ves to make the senior hockey team win Ethel scares tin opponents. She makes a very sociable chairman of the A Club, and plays the parts of brisk heralds and frolicking fairies in Dramat with equal ease. Class Hockey 3, Class Tennis 3, 4; HELEN STAPLES WASHINGTON, D. C. 4; Class Basketball 3, 4; Class Soccer 3, 4; Brecky Club 3. Helen is so devoted to the goddess " sport " that she stays ' til the wee sma ' hours of the evening practising for basketball, or hockey, or whatever occupies the boards at the time. She plays every game ever invented, even bridge. Her hobby is collecting shoes, and wear- ing them. Inte G. LEVERETT STOWELL WASHINGTON, D. C. al Relations Club 2, 3, 4; Anglican Club 3, 4, P: Leverett spends his time practicing to be a modern Lord Chesterfield. He delights in bowing, picking things up that thoughtful young women drop, and running the Anglican Club. His affiliations with the International Relations Club lead one to believe that the future of nations is not as black as it is painted. Surely Leverett ' s diplomacy and tact could smooth over even another world war. MILDRED SWEET ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN Glee Club 4; Debate 4; Class Hockey 4. Mildred is one of the budding women debaters of this year. Although not starting debating formally until her last year she won a place on a woman ' s squad promptly. Women are always more or less skilled in the art any way according to the men. Mildred is also a member of the (llee Club and played on the senior hockey team that so completely wrecked the other class learns. ELLSWORTH L. TOMPKINS .MOUNTAIN LAKES, NEW JERSEY Phi Beta Zeta 2, 3, 4, President 4, Treasurer 2; Student Council 2; Interfraternity Council 2, 3, President 4; Class Bas- ketball 1; Class Soccer 4;Aucola3; Dramat 4; Band 4: Student Athletic Committee 2, 4, Chairman 2; (dee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice- President 2, President 4; Assistant Manager Football 1; Man- ager Athletics 2; Class (lift Committee 4; Vesper Committee 4; Prom Committee 3. Elzy has so many activities that discretion has to be used in selecting them. Some of us wonder just what will happen to A. V. when he graduates. It looks as if he has accomplished the miracle and made time stand still while he did all these things. HELEN TUCKER WASHINGTON, D. C. Alpha Chi 2, 3, 4; Dramat 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4, PreM- dent 3; French Club 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4. Helen is a great and tuneful Shakesperean actress, who yet stoops to run the French Club. When we have been very good little boys and girls, Helen is allowed to sing in chapel to entertain us. Helen also kept the (dee Club in the straight and narrow path, and learns the Greek alphabet for Alpha Chi on the side. HI El DORIS M. WILLIS WASHINGTON, 1). C. Aucola Staff 3; lilcc Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Business Manager 4; Vesper Quartette 2; Quartette 3, 4; Secretary- Treasurer Omicron Epsilon Pi 4; President Western Club 4. Doris is one of the most tuneful of the many warblers that infest the college. She sings A la Glee Club, Quartette, or Solo. She is secretary-treasurer of Omi- cron Epsilon Pi, which the commoners know as the poetry chili. Doris winked on the 193(1 Aucola and then, dissatisfied with life, organized the Western Club. Very few hold it against her. ESTELLE WOLFE MERRICK, NEW YORK President Phi Sigma Beta 3, 4; Interfraternity Council 3, 4; Treasurer 4; Advertising Staff Aucola 3; Advertising Staff Eagle 3, 4; Dramat 2, 3, 4; Chairman Class Gift Committee 4; French Club 1. Estelle plays the breezy western roles in Dramat, where there is plenty of room to expand. Although the campus is nut lacking in great open spaces, she chooses to do her expanding in activities. For two years she has been president of Phi Sigma Beta; she is on the Eagle staff, a past member of the Aucola, and a mem- ber of the interfraternity council. l- ' IxANCES YOUNG WASHINGTON, 1). C. Swagger 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 3. Vice-President-Secretary 4: Class Secretary 1; Brecky Club 1. Frances is noted for getting long letters from France regularly. She started her college career under auspi- cious circumstances by joining the Brecky Club, hut like so many others, got lost by the wayside, Although not lost in Swaggers she seems in a lair way to being swamped by her duties. lily JUSTINE CROSSEK CLEVELAND, OHIO Justine was cut out to be a congressman ' s daughter. She is interested in American History, campaigning, and probably careers for women. She very nonchalantly drives a big car with a Congressional sign on it, and it is rumored that she is one of the few women who wouldn ' t get lost in the Capitol. Ell 10 53 jap [sty 54 The Class of 1932 In the tall of 1928, the present Juniors made their first appearance on the campus, a group of pampered in fants sadly in need of a nurse. Instead, they re- ceived the gentle administrations of the Gosling Court. Thus stimulated toward development into reasoning adults, the class wandered through the first year, with the usual mishaps and pleasures of childhood. No longer infants, the class in 1929 entered that period of youthful exuber- ance which corresponds roughly to the Boy Scout Age. With added knowledge of the facts of college life, they successfully passed through the voice-changing stage, and became a little less gawky, a trifle more urbane. Returning last fall, the class suddenly realized that college life was half over. Matured, but not yet weighed down by the dignity and necessity for grade points of the Senior, the Juniors set forth. Although they took an active part in all campus affairs, the two distinctively Junior functions, putting out the AucoLA and putting on the Prom, were the chief interests of the class. The results speak for themselves. E1E1 Hty 56 RUTH L. BELL WASHINGTON, I). C. George Washington University, 1, 2; Dramatics, 3. AUDREY L. BELT WASHINGTON, I). C. Secretary Student Council, 3; Junior Hockey Team, 3; Aucola, Assistant Editor, 3; Eagle, 1, 2; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Treasurer, 2; Brecky Club, 1, 2, Social Chairman, 2; Chairman Class Gift Committee. 3; Class Honors, 1, 2, 3. B. BROOKE BRIGHT WASHINGTON, D. C. Alpha Theta Phi, 2, 3, Vice-President, 3; Class Presi- dent, 3; Student Council, 2, 3; Football numerals, 2; Class Basketball. 1, 2, 3; Anglican Club, 2, 3, Treasurer, 2; Eagle Staff, 1, 2. MARY FRANCES BROWN WASHINGTON, I). C. Phi Sigma Beta, 2, 3; Anglican Club, 2, 3. B1E1 [My 57 WILLIAM M. BOWERS PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Glee Club, 2. MARY JEANNETTE BRUNDAGE WASHINGTON, D. C. Archery, 3; French Club, 3; Glee Club, 3; Class Honors, 3. LEON K. BRYNER DANVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, ' i; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Male Quar- tette, 1, 2, 3. ROBERTS D. BURR SOUTH MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, Secretary-Treasurer, 2; French Club, 1; Editor of College Handbook, 2; Chairman of Class Ring Committee, 2, 3; Vesper Committee, 3. [My 58 JOSEPH L. CARTER ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA Phi Beta Zeta, 2, 3 ; Assistant Manager of Basketball, 1; Oxford Fellowship, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1; Glee Club, 1 ; Eagle Staff, 1 ; Avon. a, 3; College Social Com- mittee, 1 ; Junior Prom Committee, 3. THOMAS J. CUDDY MERWOOD PARK, PENNSYLVANIA Jesters, 2, 3; Class Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Oxford Fel- lowship, 1, 2, 3, National Treasurer, 3. DOROTHY M. DARBY WASHINGTON, I). C. Alpha Chi, 1, 2, 3, Class Vice-President, 2; Tennis, 1 ; Class Basketball, 1, 2; Class Hockev, 2, 3; French Club 1, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 1, 2, Vice-President, 2; Glee Club 2, 3, Secretary, 2. BURKE EDWARDS CHEVY CHASE. MARYLAND Alpha Theta Phi, 1, 2, 3, Secretary, 1, Vice-President 2; Basketball, 3; Class Football, 1, 2; Class Basketball, 1, 2; Golf Tournament Champion, 1, Runner-up, 2; Brecky Club, 1. B1B1 My RUTH R. EDWARDS MAPLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY Alpha Chi, 1, 2, 3; Student Council, 1; Class Vice- President, 3; Class Hockey, 3; French Club, 1, 2; Glee Club, 2; Vesper Committee, 1; Big Sister Chairman, 3; Junior Prom Committee, 3; Chairman of Class Social Committee, 3. NORMAN FABIAN POUCHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK Class Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Class Honors, 1, 2, 3. KEELER l- ' Al ' S OSCEOLA MILLS, PENNSYLVANIA Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3. W. YULE FISHFR WASHINGTON, D. ( ' . Alpha Thcta Phi. 1. 2, 3; Class Treasurer, 1, 2; Aucola Editor, 3; Football, Assistant Manager, 1; Yar- sit Manager, 2, 3; Athletic Manager, 4; Breckv Club, 1, 2, 3; President, 2; Debate Squad, 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3; Eagle Reporter, 1, 2; Chairman Student ' s Athletic Committee, 2; Big Brother Commit- tee 3; Funior Prom Committee, 3; Faculty Prize, 2; Class Honors, 1, 2. 60 ROBERT W. FUCHS WASHINGTON, I). C. I ' hi Beta Zeta Associate, 2. 3; Basketbal W. BARRETT FUCHS WASHINGTON, 1). C. Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3, Secretary, 2, Vice-President, 3; Class Treasurer, 3; Glee Club, 1,2, 3, Vice-President, 3; Male Quartette, 1, 2, 3; Class Honors, 2, 3. EUGENE GCRNEY WASHINGTON, D. C. Redder College, 1, 2; Glee Club, 3. MARGARET HERBINE READING, PENNSYLVANIA Hood College, 1, 2; Class Hockey, 3. B1BI IMS M. HAZEL JACOBS GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND Alpha Chi, 1, 2, 3; Class Hockey, 2, 3; Class Volley- ball, 2; Class Basketball, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Dramatics, 1, 2, 3. CHARLOTTE JAMIESON CHEVY CHASE, ]). C. Epsilon Kappa, 2, 3 ; Class Secretary, 3 ; Class Basket- ball, 1, 2; Class Hockey, 1, 2, 3; Class Soccer, 1, 2; Class Volleyball, 1, 2; " A Club, 1, 2, 3; Aucola, 3; Women ' s Student Government, Secretary, 3; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 1, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 2; llaylc Staff, 1; Orchestra, 2; Anglican Club, 2. 3. HENRY B. JOHNSON CABIN PARK. MARYLAND Football, Varsity, 1 ; Basketball, 1 ; Clas 1, 2. 3; Dramatics, 1, 2, 3. DOROTHY JONES RACINE, WISCONSIN E1E1 02 ALTON H. KELLER WASHINGTON, I). C. Class Basketball, 2, 3; Eagle, 2, 3, Assistant Business Manager, 2, Business Manager, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, Vice-President, 2, Assistant Business Manager, 3; De- bate, 1 ; Class Honors, 1. FREMONT KNITTLE SALINA, KANSAS Kansas Wesleyan University, 1, 2; Phi Beta Zeta, 3. RUSSELL W. LAMBERT ROARING SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3, Secretary, 1 ; Class President, 1 ; Football, Varsity, 1, 2, 3; Class Football, 1, 2; Class Basketball, 3; Class Soccer, 3; Aucola, Photographic Manager, 3; International Relations Club, 1 2, 3, Pro- gram Chairman, 2, President, 3; Oxford Fellowship, 1, 2, 3; Eagle, 1; Gle e Club, 1 ; Chapel Committee, 2, 3. RENE LUTZ WASHINGTON, D. C. Orchestra, 1, 2, 3. El El MM 63 JEANETTE MACMAHON MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY Swagger, 2, 3. VIRGINIA L. MAIDEN CLARENDON, VIRGINIA Shenandoah College, 1, 2; Swagger Club, 3; Orches- tra, 3. W. EARL MASINCUP WASHINGTON, I). C. Phi Beta Zeta, 2, 3, Treasurer, 2, Secretary, 3; Aucoi.a Business Manager, 3; Debate, 2; Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3; Eagle, Advertising Manager, 2; International Relations (lub, 3; (.lass Honors, 3; Big Brother Committee, 3. ELIZABETH McBIRNEY WASHINGTON, I). C. University of Idaho, 1, 2; Alpha Chi, 3; Class Hockey, 3. EH 64 F. WARD MI ' lVHELL BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Jesters, 1, 2, 3; Athletic Committee, 1. SUZANNE MULLETT SILVER SPRINGS, MARYLAND Class Basketball, 1, 2; Class Soccer, 1, 2; Class Vol- leyball, 1, 2; Class Hockey, 2, .5; Aucola, Art Editor, 3. ARTHUR R. Ml ' RPHY WASHINGTON, D. C. Jesters, 3, Secretary, 3; Aucola, 3; Anglican Club, 2, 3, President, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3, Treasurer, 2; Dramatics, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3, Treas- urer, 2; Debate, 1, 2, 3; Junior Prom Committee, 3. (.FORCE OLSEN NEW YORK. NEW YORK Jesters, 1, 2, 3, Vice-President, 3; Football, Varsity. 1, 2, 3; Basketball, Varsity, 1, 2, 3, Captain 2; Aucola, 3; Athletic Committee, 3. HO 6.5 MARY JANE PEARCE ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY Alpha Chi, 1, 2, 3, Treasurer, 2; Class Hockey, 3; Aucola, 3; Women ' s Student Government Association, 2, 3, Secretary, 2, Social Chairman, 3 ; Junior Prom Committee, 3. OLIVE E. RODGERS DENVER, COLORADO Epsilon Kappa, 2, 3, Secretary, 3; Class Hockey, 1,2; Class Soccer, 1, 2; Class Volleyball, 2; Aucola, 3; Vesper Committee, 2; Junior Prom Committee, 3; Class Social Committee, 3. EDWIN A. ROSS WASHINGTON, I). C. Phi Beta Zeta, 2, 3 ; Class President, 2 ; Student Coun- cil, 3, Vice-President, 3; Class Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Eagle. Assistant Editor, 3; Dramatics, 3; Oxford Fellowship, 1, 2, 3, Vice-President, 3; Chairman of Big Brother Committee, 2; Class Gift Committee, 3. SYLVIA K. SARD SECRETARY, MARYLAND Alpha Chi, 1, 2, 3; Class Hockey. 1. 2, 3; Class Vol- leyball, 2; Class basketball, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2. BJ1 MM DOROTHY SAUNDERS WASHINGTON, D. C. George Washington University, 1, 2; Aucola, 3; Eagle, 3. G. HAROLD SHIRLEY CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND Shepherd College, 1, 2 ; Aucola, 3; Dramatics, 3; Glee Club, 3; Oxford Fellowship, 3. PERRY O. SNIDER SALINA, KANSAS Kyrsas Wesleyan University, 1 ; Phi Beta Zeta, 2, 3 ; ji.a. Circulation Manager, 3; Class Honors, 2, 3. LELAND W. SPRINKLE WASHINGTON, D. C. El [3] Mm 67 RUDOLPH H. SWANSON EAST GREENWICH, RHODE ISLAND Phi Beta Zeta, 3; Class Soccer, 3; Class Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Aucola, Assistant K liti r, 3; Eagle, 2, 3, Assist- ant Business Manager, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, Secretary- Treasurer, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Band, 3; Oxford Fellowship 3; International Relations Club, 3; Junior Prom Committee, 3; Ring Committee, 3; College Social Committee 3; Athletic Committee, 3. FDITH SWANTON WASHINGTON, D. C. Crhana University, 1, 2. JOSEPH TAKSHES WASHINGTON, D. C. George Washington University, 1, 2; Aucola, Adver- tising Staff, 3; Eagle, Advertising Staff, 3; Debate, 3. DANIEL S. TERRELL ELKTON, MARYLAND Assistant Cheerleader, 1; Cheerleader, 2, 3; Eagle. Reporter, 1, 2, Assistant Editor, 3; AUCOLA, Assistant Editor, 3; Class Honors, 2; Student Athletic Commit- tee, - ' , 3; Chairman of Junior Prom Committee, 3; Col- lege Social Committee, 3. Class Band, 3 .MAX TUCKER KINGSTON, NEW YORK Soccer, 3; Debate, 1, 2, 3; Orchestra, 1, 2, 3; AGATH M. VARELA WASHINGTON, D. C. Epsilon Kappa, 2, 3, Vice-President, 3; Anglican Club, 3; Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Class Honors, 3. WILLIAM WASHBURN WASHINGTON, I). C. Jesters, 2, 3; Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Varsity Manager, 2; Tennis, 2, 3. JEAN WREN HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA Western College, 1, 2; Alpha Chi, 3; Class Hockey, 3; ( u a Staff, 3; £(7i c Staff, 3; International Relations Club, 3; French Club, 3. [My 69 B1H1 MM Soph omore lass Clc Gleason, Jor R , Holmes, Stewart, Lau, Dick, Carter, Underwood, Simpson Huntzberger, Bowers, Backenstoss, Harbaugh, Sells, Kohan, Cramer, F., Williams, J., Weeks, La Pederson, Wold, Rodriguez, Skeggs, Williams, I ' ,., Moffett, Tat, ' , E.. Adelman Flemming, Somerville, Motley, Hamilton, Melville, Adams, Johnston, Smith, I)., Eby, King, Mat Brundage, E. Schaul, Robbins, Sherier, Ford, Spense, Kirby, Hartshorn, Peine, Kirk, Woods Crandon, Taylor, Town, Blanchard, Spencer, Hoover, Renter, Worley, Diamond, Buffington Reutek ' it e-Presidenl Spencef Secretary Blanchard Treasurer EH [My I 3 ,1 1, 1 1 ,i i ,i i. ii i lUj lUi iir ill El A U C D L A 3 1 ?T n TT TP TT TP TH TT 1 TT Class History, 1933 T IS a group somewhat altered both in spirit and per- sonnel that takes the name of sophomore this year. We have been some time learning to think of our- selves as prospective juniors, seniors, and college graduates, for the freshman spirit, particularly as we had it, un- diminished by upperclass restraint, is a Peter Pan spirit which is perpetually of today. But we are at last acquiring the forward look. It would hardly be exact to accuse us of being serious- minded yet. but anyone who had observed our freshman class meetings would find a hopeful contrast in attending those of our sophomore year. There are no riots, and since everyone is so anxious to continue to his next class, President Hoover (yes, we have one too) always dismisses us promptly. Among the gala occasions early in the year was our Field Day with the downtrodden freshmen. Although the greencapped boys had a fatal victorious pull in the Tug-of-War, they were soundly defeated in soccer; and the girls ' hockey game ran an extra per- iod, which yielded a grim victory for the sophomore stick- swingers. November first is memorable as the date of our Hallowe ' en dance. At that time we offered the innovation of a colored or- chestra, the strains from which were as weird as the mural deco- rations of humpy black cats and hooked-nosed witches. In addition to supplying the cream of A. U. athletes, Eagle reporters, and participants in the other activities, the Sophomore class leads the campus in its number of honor students. The officers of the Sophomore Class are: President, Ken- neth Hoover; Vice-President, Katherine Renter; Secretary, Lois Spencer; Treasurer, Alan Blanchard. 73 Class of 1933 Beatrice Adams Phyllis Adelman Henry Backenstoss Ruth Belden Alan J. Blanchard Chester Bowers Elizabeth Brundage Helen Buffincton Francis Cramer Althine Crandon Margaret Cross Mary Daub Mary Davis Leon el Dick Forrest Diehl Margaret Dimond Eugene Eby Anne English Betty Flemminc Alice Louise Ford Verona Goetz Dorothy Hamilton Betty Hancock Harold Harbaugh Donald Harris Mildred Harris Virginia Harrison Grace Louise Hart Mary E. Hartshorn Kenneth Hoover Anna Hunter Lee Huntzberger Alfred Johnson Eleanor Mae Johnston Charles Jorg Anne King Cornelia Kirby Hazel Kirk Hyman Kohan Myra Kriger Wayne Larson Robert Marcus Sallie Ann Marean Helen Martin Maud Melville Charles Minder Harry Moffett Sara Motley Anna Lorena Murray Eugenia Olney Samuel Orenstein Catherine Osborne Edward Parke Virginia Pedersen Prutia Anna Peirce Katherine Reuter Vernon Robbins Max Schaul Alfredda Scobey Oscar Sells Virginia Sherier Myron Lee Simpson Carlton Skeggs Campbell T. Smith Dan Smith Ganevieve Spence Lois Anna Spencer Janet Stevenson Frederic Stewart Theodore Stewart Ilse Taenzler Edward Tate Eleanor Taylor Angelo Tedesco Elizabeth Towne Harry Underwood Carrie VanBuskirk Dorothy Waller Harry Weeks Amelia Weinberg Gladstone Williams John Williams Catherine Wold John Woods Adolphus Rita York Maria Zuras B1E1 IMS] iLE Freshman Class Tuve, Thomas, Lytic, Cooley, Thompson, Fuchsle Kidder, Dannemiller, Lentz, Ehrhardt. Baker, Esper, Field, Norquist, Rodriquez, Clark, Hendrick, Farthing, Denit Davidson, Buckingham, Noble, Seaton, Rice. Learned, Smith, A., Spitznas, Kcmahan, Cowles Haines, Buchanan, McNeill. Cowsill, Reeves, Tompkins, Waite, Billett, Coulter, Bishop, M„ Warner Putney, Smith. K., Deane, Lee, Parker, Robb, cialliher. Miller, Melear, Stuart. Ficklen, Leatherwood Skidmore, Nicklas, Goodner, Tate, H.. Tate, C, Anderson, Bishop, J., Cooke, Robbins, Snyder Vice-President Bishop, J. E1E1 [ity Class of 1934 Wn liam Anderson I Iiikcji hv Baker Evelyn Billett Jane Bishop Mildred Bishop ( iEORGE BORSARI Li i ii i.i Brown Winona Buchan vn Donald Carter Philip C ' h 1 1 s Milton Christie Hi inn i Comeau Sarah Cooke Emery Cooley John- Lee Coulter, Jr. Majorie CoWI.ES Gladys Cowsill I .01 (SI I I VNFORTH Barbara I ' ax Edward I Iavidson Mary Owen I )ean Il.l.l.l I I M I VLICE I.LI. I lIX Il.F.XK EHRHARDT Lee Espf.r Dock Farthing 1 MOGENE FlCKLEN Theodore Fif.ld Axxa Forrest William Fucsle Hilda Gai.lihf.r Henrietta Gi « idner CliAKI.ol I L ( loULD Elsa Grifoxi Xa i i.if Haines 1 Iaklan Hendrick Sidney Hf.rrox J. E. Holmes, Jr. France Jabaui Earl Kernahan Arthur Kidder Ru i h Knobloch 1 loROl HV I.AI HAM James Lau Louise Learned Genevieve Leatherwood Alice Lee Rita Lentz Theodore Lytle Elizabeth McNeill Mary Louise Melear I iorothy Miller Alicia Mooney Emily Nicklas l ; l; l I - NoBLl Rol Nli Norquisi Robert Parker Edwin Powers K. l HLEEN I ' l ' l NEY Bruce Qi mi v Websi lr Ramsey Lucy Reeve Lawren( i Rk i Priscilla Rom: Mary Louise Robbins I Ianiel Rodriquez William Rogers I I0R01 HY SeaTON Hadi.ey Shelton Marcus 5 " chw r i zmann Martha Skidmore Arthur Smith Kathleen Smith I ' VULINI SNYDl R 1I.MA SOMERVILI.E John Sim rzNAs Marjorie Stuart Harold Swifi Clar Tate Hltoh Tate Joseph Thomas Wells Thompson Paul Thrailkill Rath. Tompkins Richard Tuve Eleanor Waite M uigaret Warner El El [My Class History, 1934 ITH fear and trembling in their hearts the Freshman Class arrived at A. U. in September, 1930. In a few- short weeks, however, we felt that we had been here always. The get-together parties, the Rig Brother and Sister party, and the pep meetings made us realize the spirit of cooperation and " togetherness " which prevails at A. U., and we soon settled down to our studies and various activities. Our one " bug-bear " was Freshman rules, and harder than English, Chemistry, or French was to remember not to use the cross-walk and to wear dinks and berets. However, the Freshman victory in the annual tug-of-war lifted the ban against the cross-walk, and very soon all rules were abolished. The boys of the class of ' 34 were among those who were the first to occupy the new dormitory, and the freshman class also witnessed the first interfraternity prom, the organization of the Western Club, and the establishment of the new system of giv- ing grades. Resolved to assure the upper classes that we were capable of carrying on the college traditions, we loaned our talents to our individual interests, and the Freshman Class became well repre- sented in the Men ' s and Women ' s Glee Clubs, the orchestra, dramatics, and athletics. Four members of the class played on the football team, some on the basketball team, and in a group of plays presented early in the year, several parts were taken by freshmen. A Freshman debate squad was organized and an at- tempt made to start a college band, and the Freshmen Valentine Dance provided an enjoyable evening. At the end of the first semester in February, it was announced that five freshmen had made the honor roll. As we pass from freshmen to sophomores we appreciate more and more the duties which lie before us, and we will do our ut most to make the class of ' 34 worthy of American University and the high standard upon which she is built. The class elected as its officers: William Anderson, Pres- ident, First Semester; Clara Tate, Vice-President, First Semes- ter; President, Second Semester; Jane Rishop, Secretary; and Hugh Tate, Treasurer, First Semester. SMM H1B1 la y X- 1 1 T L E Gl 1 y i — x- _i If competition in sport does not produce results that are valuable from an educational point of view, then such competition is out of place in a college. The lowering of eligibility standards, the participation of tramp athletes in all branches of sport, unnecessarily long absence from classes when long trips are taken, special inducements to men of exceptional athletic ability, are some of the evils that develop unless extreme care is taken. It must be kept rigidly in mind at all times that the athletic department is part, and an essential part, of an EDUCA- TIONAL INSTITUTION. To maintain the whole system on such a plane is no small task with the pres- sure that is brought from many sources. We must meet those colleges in sport whose standards and ideals are more nearly like our own, who maintain the same standards of scholarship, who have the same attitude towards recruiting, and toward the relationship of the athletic system to the educational program of the college. In this way alone may clean, healthy, wholesome rivalries be developed. We must use care here at American University to avoid the known dangers of intercollegiate sport. We must realize that even though we are a small college, meeting teams in our class, we are not denied the benefits that are to be de- rived from sport. In the final analysis, the size of the athlete has very little to do with the benefits. The man of small ability can reflect just as much credit on his institution. The ability to forget self for the benefit of the team, the self-control that is necessary in a hotly contested game, the will that drives one to do more than he himself thought he could do when the occasion demands, the ability to win like a gentleman and lose the same way, the qualities of leadership which often show up in those whom we least suspected to possess them, the ability to sacrifice selfish desires for the good of the organization — all these are benefits to be desired and are not limited to any certain type of individual. These are the benefits that are possible for the men who play on the teams of American University. — Walter H. Young. (sty Student-Faculty Athletic Committee Dr. Colder Bright Tompkins Terrell SWANSON Larson Carter Moffett Dr. En ;le Olsen Terrell, Cheerleade Spitznas, . Issistant Ella] MM 82 |a lLL 1 1 ,i i ,i i 1 1, ,1 1 i i. Jlr ill [El A U c □ L A 3 1 n 7T nr TP nr nr nr 1 TP- T Tomorrow What lies ahead for Eagle sports? Building on the foundations that have been laid in the first few years of in- tercollegiate competition, teams wearing the Orange and Blue of American University should forge ahead until they are even more definitely recognized as a factor in the world of sports. In football, this college has never enjoyed the laure ls of a really successful season. In five years it has not been possible to build a triumphant team in an institution of this size, particularly since the college does not approve scholarship or other inducements for athletes. But the college is growing, and the squads of the future will not number a mere twenty or less. The present tendency in the collegiate world is a reaction against too great over-emphasis in football ; this will be another factor that will help the Eagles soon to gain a respected place in the football firmament. With the stadium completed, thereby providing an adequate place for practice, all things together should work toward a brilliant football future. In basketball, the Eagles have made good records already. The development of this sport will undoubtedly continue. Other sports — tennis, golf, baseball, track, and swimming, all of which have been little developed as yet — are bound to come into importance within a few more years. A broader program will be made possible as the student body increases, and the collegiate athletic department gets on a firmer basis. What lies ahead for Eagle sports? Today we are just on the threshold of achievements that will one day place the name of American University high in local and national athletics. Hty 83 Football Season Am summary of the 1930 football campaign necessarily lirings the realization that from the standpoint of games won and points scored, the Eagles did not have a successful season. They triumphed over Shenandoah ami Shepherd, tied High Point, and lost to Gallaudet, Atlantic, St. John ' s, and Catholic. Without attempting to make any excuses for a had season, it is only fair to recall that the two worst defeats were administered to a greatly weakened team by the two strongest opponents on the schedule. Six members of the regular eleven were out of the St. John ' s game at one time or another, five of them for the entire second half. In the struggle against Catholic University, five first string men were unable to take part. The handicap of injuries was a great factor in the losses sustained; most of the " breaks " that the squad received were in the form of fractures. A review of the season brings to mind Hashes of greatness that are all too easily forgot- ten when the uniforms have been put away and the points have all been added — a line that held in more than one tight place — a forward passing attack that clicked so well that even a winning opponent gasped — touchdowns pushed over in the last few minutes, averting defeat in one instance and a coat of whitewash in the other. Tribute must be paid to " Frosty " Diehl, selected for the fullback berth on the mythical All-District team picked by the Post; to George Borsari, midget Frosh quarterback who ran the team with precision and completed his own runs with the same skill; to Jarvis, Johnson, and Levin, who starred until the time of their injuries; to the splendid fighting spirit of the whole squad. This season will never be recorded as any great triumph for American University, but it was not so bad as the figures would indicate. New stars were developed out of a squad that was hard hit by graduation ; the team struggled valiantly under the handicaps of injuries, an inadequate practice field, and more powerful opponents. Coach Young is not dis- couraged, but sees better days ahead for Eagle teams built on the foundations of these first few days. 1 1 KKY MOFFETT Assistant Manager Mm 84 SCHEDULE Sept. 21— American University .... 14 Shenandoah 12 I liehl, Captain Oct. 4— American University 6 Shepherd Parke, Captain Oct. 11— American University 6 Gallaudet 18 Johnson, Captain Lambert, Captain Oct. 18— American University 6 High Point 6 Lambert, Captain Oct. 25— American University Atlantic Univ 31 Levin, Captain Nov. 1— American University 6 St. John ' s 59 Liehl, Captain Nov. 8— American University Catholic Univ 60 Olsen, Captain PLAYERS BORSARI Bowers Ch WES Clark 1 ihxri DlEHL ESPER FOLSTON FUCHSLE Hendricks Hoover Tarvis Johnson, F. Kidder Lambert Larson Levin Lytle Olsen Parke Powers Rodriuuez Tate, H. Woods rf Hty 85 Johnson FUCHSLE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 14— SHENANDOAH 12 Opening the season, the Eagles defeated the Virginians from Shenandoah College hy the score of 14-12, with the game saved from ending in a tie by the precision of Fred Johnson ' s placement kicks. Starting the struggle with a series of brilliant plays by Borsari and Diehl that resulted in a touchdown within the first five minutes, the Eagles continued to outplay the Valleymen during all of the first half. The whistle for the end of this frame found the score 7-0, Johnson ' s first boot having added the extra point. The second half was begun with a vigorous drive by the visitors, who were able to push the ball over but failed to make the kick. The Eagles retaliated in the final period, with Borsari and Diehl again appearing as masters of the field, reaching the coveted stripe in six rushes, with much aid from the successful working of a triple-pass play. In the last few minutes of the game, Tinney emerged as Shenandoah ' s hero for the day, romping down the field for seventy yards and six more points. B1E1 MM 86 [El di 1 1 ,i i ,i I, ,1 1 lUj 1 1, Jlr ill A U C □ L iA 3 1 L n n r iT Hi 1 Tt 1 nr TT 1 TP- r n I I I N ' llUK K ■ Hoover AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 6— SHEPHERD COLLEGE A " revamped " team of Eagles met the scrappy visitors from Shepherd College, in the second game of the season, and emerged victorious by scoring the one touchdown of the afternoon. Shortly after the kick-off, a fifteen-yard pass, Diehl to Borsari, and a ten-yard run by the latter, placed the Eagles in scoring position, and before the quarter was half over, suc- cessive runs by the same two backs pushed the ball past the last white line. Another threat to score followed, but the ball was lost on downs after two long gains by Fuchsle and a pass by Diehl had carried the pigskin to the ten-yard line. An exchange of punts followed, neither team threatening to score during the rest of the half. A determined thrust by Shepherd carried the ball to the eight-yard line at the opening of the second stanza, but the line rallied and successfully withstood the onslaught. Injuries featured the remainder of the game. Jarvis, end, and Hendrick, tackle, starred in the Eagle defensive play. El El Mm 87 •. •- ' FoLSTON AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 6— GALLAUDET COLLEGE 18 The first defeat of the season was suffered by the Eagles at the hands of Gallaudet ; hut the team played good football throughout the game, making eleven first downs against twelve for the winners. The Silents, conceded to have the advantage, both in weight and experience, had a tough victory. Although they made a touchdown in each one of the first three periods, they failed to down the spirit of the fighting Methodists, who scored in the final period after Lambert had snagged a Gallaudet pass. Another example of the Eagle ' s invincible fight was shown when the line stiffened and held Gallaudet for four downs on the one-foot line. For the Eagles, Diehl and Borsari showed up well on both offense and defense. Acting Captain Fred Johnson, whose consistent defensive play was a strong factor in the opposition provided by the oungites, received the tough luck of the afternoon when in the final period he suffered injuries which kept him on the bench for the remainder of the season. H1E1 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 6— HIGH POINT COLLEGE 6 Hitting the trail to the sunny southland, Coach Young ' s proteges visited High Point, North Carolina, and came home after playing a bitterly contested game which ended in a 6-6 tie. The first half was a stiff, even battle, with brilliant defensive play by the linemen re- pulsing all threats at scoring by either team. The score at the end of this frame was 0-0. In the third quarter, a thirty-five-yard pass by Ludwig gave the Panthers a six-point ad- vantage. Undaunted by this score, Diehl, Parke, and Borsari unleashed a powerful drive which resulted in the final touchdown of the game. The game was marred by numerous penalties and fumbles, hut these were distributed between the contestants. Although their own passing game was not up to what it should have been, the Eagles showed a strong defense against the aerial attack of the Panthers, whose passers were almost smothered except for two times when Ludwig ' s long tosses dropped into waiting arms. The ends, Jarvis and Larson, performed with consistent brilliance, so that attempted end runs seldom passed the line of scrimmage. B1B1 Hty m 89 Olsen AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 0— ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY 31 Outplayed and lacking the " touchdown punch, " the Eagles returned from their encounter with the seadogs of Atlantic University with their plumage ruffled by a 31-0 defeat. The first quarter was the only one that remained scoreless, the sailors scoring twelve points in each of the second and third quarters, and seven points in the final frame. The Eagles made one real threat to score in the third quarter, a pass, Diehl to Clark, landing the hall on the seven-yard line. The advantage was lost, however, the hall being yielded on downs. The play of Larson at left end made him the defensive star of the game for the Eagles. Jarvis also played a strong defensive game at end until he suffered a fractured collar bone in the second period. Atlantic University completed two passes, while American University completed five, but the former made fifteen first downs to the Eagles ' three. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 6— ST. JOHN ' S 59 Bucking up against a powerful football machine, and riddled by leg injuries, the Eagles found themselves on the short end of a 59-6 score at the close of the clash in historic old Annapolis. Although a brilliant second period really saved them from a coat of unadulterated white- B1B1 H0 90 wash, the Methodist warriors never had a chance. The Johnnies scored furiously from the beginning of the game, ripping the lighter Eagle line to shreds. The lone A. U. score came as a result of a pass, Oieh] to Fuchsle, which gave the Eagles a first down on the three-yard line. Parke squeezed across for the six points. The A. U. passing attack functioned most successfully in this contest, toss after toss landing in the arms of a waiting Eagle. Injuries kept Johnson and Jarvis from taking part at all, and Borsari, Diehl, Fuchsle, and Levin were able to render services for only a short time. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 0— CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY 60 With five first string men out of the entire game, the Eagles provided little opposition to the Cardinals of Catholic University, who romped down the field for nine touchdowns and a total of sixty points. The substitutes played valiantly but vainly against a team that was definitely out of their class. Long punts from the toe of Bill Fuchsle and gains by George Borsari were the few lightening touches for Eagle rooters. SLANCHARD MoFFF.TT Underwood Ell [ity 91 Basketball Season A glance at the past season on the court shows ten victories ( counting the opener with the alumni ) and six defeats, a record which, though it is not impos- ing, is at the same time comfortably ahead of an even break. Coach Walter Young ' s proteges performed capably, and if they did not equal the best efforts of some other seasons, nevertheless they had a successful year. The first string five — Colison, Olsen, Sells, Woods, and Dick, were primarily a good team, not a collection of individuals attempting to be stars, but five men functioning as a well-oiled machine. The essential thing, teamwork, was evident in every game. Individually, Sells was perhaps the most outstanding, but let it tit- repeated, this was not a team of stars, but an all-star team — and there is a big difference. Perhaps the most stirring clash of the campaign was the struggle at An- napolis, when by only the narrowest of margins did the Eagles fail to upset the dope and sink the Navy. There were many other moments, however, such as the second half of the early-season clash with Gallaudet, which provided the fans with some fine basketball. It was an interesting schedule, with something doing most of the time. James Johnson Manager ] 1 uky Underwood Assistant Manager [My 92 ] ec. 6 — American University.. .44 I )ec 12 — American University. .37 Jan. 9 — American University... n Jan. 1-1 — American University.. .18 Jan. 16 — American University.. .50 Jan. 19 — American University.. .30 Feb. 3 — American University.. .26 Feb 6 — American University.. .26 Feb. 7 — American University.. .20 Feb 12 — American University. .21 Feb 13 — American University. .37 Feb. 1-1 — American University. .42 Feb 18 — American Uni ersity . .25 Feb 20 — American University. .35 Feb 26 — American I Fniversity . .16 Feb 28 — American University . .50 SCHEDULE American University Alumni... 42- Maryland State Normal 13- Gallaudet College 21 - Duquesne University 32- Maryland State Normal 18- Catholic University 19- Elon College 20- Virginia Medical College 24- Hampden-Sidney College 34- Carnegie Tech 31 - Davis-Elkins 50- Salem College 25- Naval Academy 30- l ' enn Military College 52- St. John ' s College 17- Yirginia Medical College 30- -Washington ashington -Washington Washington -Towson -Brbokland -Washington -Richmond -Hampden- Sidney -Pittsburgh -Elkins -Salem -Annapolis -Chester -Annapolis -Washington Carter COLISON Dick Diehl PLAYERS Edwards Fuchslf. Larson Levin Olson Sells ASHBURN Williams Woods Hfly 93 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 37— MARYLAND STATE NORMAL 13 The Eagles opened the 1930-31 campaign by overcoming the rather feeble opposition of Maryland State Normal School to the tune of 37-13. Oscar Sells, tall center, tallied six goals from the court and four foul shots, to lead the scoring for the evening, and his all-arc mud play was the feature of the contest. Coach Young used practically his whole squad in the game, and Leone] Dick, Shakesperean left guard, ran up seven points during his participa- tion in the fray, and gave promise of being a potent factor in future contests. The presence of the first A. U. band added enthusiasm to the sidelines, and altogether, the evening was recorded as a successful curtain raiser. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 23— GALLVUl ET 21 Oscar Sells grabbed a fast pass and sank it through the cords an instant before the final whistle, and thus broke up a 21-21 tie and gave the Eagles the second contest of the year by the narrow margin of two points. The game was played on the home court and was hotly contested from start to finish, with neither Gallaudet or American ever having a moment ' s breathing spell. Both teams were guarding closely, and the result was in doubt again and again, two Gallaudet rallies, one in each half, threatening to swing the decision to their favor. Sells, Dick, and Colison were the individual stars of the game, scoring eighteen of the twenty-three points for American University. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 18— DUQUESNE i2 Although they outscored their opponents in the last half, the Eagles ' rally came too late to avert a defeat by Duquesne in the third tilt of the season, played at home on January 13th. Olsen and Sells, the main cogs in the attack made by the wearers of the Orange and Blue, ran up ten points between them, and received noble assistance from Warren Colison, but the struggle was vain against the formidable array of points rolled up by the visitors in the opening stanza. Larson, Washburn, and Diehl, who relieved the regulars, showed up well during their stay in the game. ap lly 94 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 50— MARYLAND STATE NORMAL 18 Playing their first game on a foreign court, the A. U. basketeers repeated their previous victory over the school teachers from Maryland State Normal School. It was a day of rest for the regulars, who appeared for about one quarter of the game, and then retired. The two skyscraping centers, Sells and Larson, both had their innings, and managed to chalk up ten points apiece, enough to have beaten the opposing team without assistance. The rest of the squad did not take life too easy, however, and the game ended with a complete triumph for the visiting Wesley Heighters. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 30— CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY 19 Entering a cool, steady basketball team against what turned out to a combination wrest- ling, boxing, track, and basketball squad, the Eagles hiked across the city on January 19th, and came home with the scalp of the Catholic Uni versity Cardinals. The contest, which began much like any other game, but included two fights and a near riot before it was ended, was marred from beginning to end by the " fighting " spirit displayed by members of the C. LI. team. Assaults and battery were attempted by some members of the home team, and so obscured the real play of the evening, that spectators almost forgot that the Eagles were playing a clever game and were master of every situation, including the unscheduled boxing matches. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 26— ELON COLLEGE 20 Fighting every inch of the way, the American Five showed superior floorwork and doped out a system to successfully cope with a defense different from any displayed on the local court this season, and the result was a victory over the Carolinians from Elon College. Taking the lead at the very start, the Eagles relinquished it only fur a brief instant in the middle of the first half, and after that remained in the lead steadily. Johnny Woods was high scorer for the contest, five tosses from the court giving him a three-point advantage over Leonel Dick, who made two tosses and three foul shots. BID [My 95 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 26— VIRGINIA MEDICAL COLLEGE 24 The fourth victory in a row was scored by the Eagles, playing against the Medicos of Virginia at Richmond. They ran up a substantial lead in the first frame of the fray, but a furious rally by the home team in the latter half made it necessary for " Red " Olsen to come through in the last seconds of the game and save the situation. He scored three points, a toss from the floor, and a free throw from the little white stripe, and as a result, the Eagles carried off the honors with just one basket to spare. Johnny Woods was high scorer, with eleven points. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 2(1— HAMPDEN-SIDNEY 34 After three men were ejected by the foul route, the Eagles saw a chance of victory fad- ing away, and the final score of the second game of a two-game trip to Virginia was 34-20. Although Dick scored eight points and Colison made five, their combined efforts were not enough to overcome the lead rolled up in the first half by the Virginians. The A. U. five did much better work in the second frame than in the first, but the ejection of Sells, Olsen, and Dick made victory far beyond their grasp. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 21— CARNEGIE TECH 31 " The best team in the history of Carnegie Tech " proved too strong for the ambitious Eagles, who invaded the Pittsburgh region for a game, but lost by ten points, in spite of a last half onslaught that gave them a slight edge over the Plaids for the last twenty minutes of play. Carnegie started the game with a rush, and rolled up a substantial margin that was never seriously threatened by the Eagles. Sells, with nine points to his credit, led his team- males in scoring, and came within one point of scoring honors for the fray. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 37— DAYIS-ELK1NS 50 The Scarlet Hurricane of Davis-Elkins proved invincible against the visiting A. L ' .-ites, in spite " I their valiant stand, and maintained a comfortable lead after the very first moments of the struggle. The result was never in doubt, although each team did a great deal of scoring. Olsen and Colison showed up best for the Washingtonians, with nine ami eight points respectively. The loss of Oscar Sells for part of the game was keenly felt by the Eagles. 10 96 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 42— SALEM COLLEGE 25 Led by the barefoot boy from Tennessee, Oscar Sells, the Eagles crashed back into the win column by taking the last game of the week-end jaunt, 42-25. Starting to run up the markers from the very first, the comfort of a 20-8 lead eased the spirits of the visitors at the half. The second period was much like the first, with several substitutes in action. Sell ' s work was aided by the precision of Colison, who shot four from the floor and made two points from inside the circle. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 25— NAVAL ACADEMY 30 " The must thrilling game of the season " sums up the struggle between the Eagles and the admittedly much more powerful team called the Navy. Rushing the midshipmen off their feet in the first half, the score was 16-5 at the half, with no amount of work by the future sea-dogs able to stem the efforts of Colison and Dick. The second half told a different story, however. " Red " Olsen, whose careful guarding had been a feature, was removed on fouls, and then the Navy offensive got under way, and this time nothing could stop them. The final whistle found the losers trying desperately but vainly to rally and win. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 35— PENNSYLVANIA MILITARY COLLEGE i2 The team that all but sank the Navy found less difficulty in a contest with the Penn Cadets, and although the second frame was more closely contested than the first, had little real difficulty in defeating them, 38-52. Olsen and Sells starred on the Eagle offensive, though Woods and Dick were not far behind in the scoring. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 16— ST. JOHN ' S COLLEGE 17 In a close game on the Annapolis court, the Eagles dropped the next to final game of the season by the narrow margin of one point. Leonel Dick was the high scorer for the team, which was not functioning up to its usual standard. The contest was marked by close guarding, and ended with a sensational one-hand shot by MacCartee that gave the decision to the home team. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 50— VIRGINIA MEDICAL COLLEGE 30 The curtain was rung down on the 1931 season with an easy victory over Virginia Medical College. There were few, if any, stirring moments in the clash, in which every A. U. substitute had an opportunity to display his ability. Little Johnny Williams closed the season with a tally which capped the half-century point. This was the last game for three members of the squad and the manager, all of whom graduate in June. Colison, Carter, Levin, and Jimmy fohnson, will all be mi rd from the gi lines next year. lily 07 1 — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n 1 — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n 1 — ' Tennis hi the spring of 1930, the American University Tennis Team engaged in only two matches, both of them with Catholic University. One match was lost and one was won, so the players, Carter, Colison, Fuchs, Olmstead, Schloss, Washburn, and Woods, had an even break on the season ' s play. A more extensive schedule has been arranged for this spring, with the members of the varsity squad to be selected from the winners in the regular spring tennis tournament. All of last year ' s varsity, except Schloss and Olmstead, have returned this year. SCHEDULE April 17 University of Maryland, at College Park April 24 St. John ' s College, at Annapolis May 1 Loyola College, here May 4 Johns Hopkins University, here M ay 8 St. John ' s College, here Colison Woods Washburn B1BI lily Hetrick Johnson, G. Jarvis Caiola Swan Horner Intramural Basketball Winning the intramural basketball competition for the third straight year, the Class of 1931 this year gained permanent possession of the Tompkins Trophy. Managed by Dick 11. uner. the Seniors made a clean sweep of their games during the last campaign. Caiola, Hetrick, Jarvis, Johnson, and Swan were the successful warriors. TOTALS WON Seniors - ' Juniors 3 Sophomores 1 Freshmen LI 1ST 2 3 4 11 III I I M.I 1.000 .600 .250 .000 CLASS SUMMARIES Seniors 22 Juniors Sophomores 17 Seniors 11 Juniors IS Seniors 42 Juniors 34 Seniors 28 Seniors 22 Juniors 28 Freshmen 9 Sophomores 9 Sophomores 14 Freshmen 8 Freshmen 24 Juniors 13 Freshmen 1 1 Sophomores 26 B1B1 [sty » ' ) Intramural Sports HYERY man taking part in some sport, is the ideal now being emphasized by the athletic de- partment of the University. The program this year has been a particularly ambitious one. Starting in the early fall with the field day events be- tween the Freshman and Sophomore classes, the program continued throughout the winter with the stress on Inter- class Basketball, which is at this time the leading interclass sport. A foul-shooting contest concluded the basketball court season. Volleyball followed basketball in the college gymnasium, and the other late winter competition was bowl- ing on alleys in the city. This spring sees the third kittenball season under way, with the interest running unusually high. In the campaign three years ago the Class of 1932 emerged victorious, and last year the Class of 1933 was the winner. Intramural Tennis is also on the spring card, the new courts giving added impetus to this sport, and Coach Walter H. Young rounds out his intramural plans with the inauguration of regular Intramural Horseshoes. HO too Women ' s Athletics REVIEW OF THE SEASON THLETIC competition for women at American University :as taken the form of inter-class tournaments in the major sports — hockey, basketball, volleyball, and soccer. This tournament, in each case, is followed by a varsity color team game at the end of each season. The women in the college are divided into two groups, orange and blue, at the Annual Color Ceremony in the fall, and from these two all-college groups the color teams are chosen. In hockey, this fall, the Seniors won the inter- class championship and the Orange Varsity team won the varsity color championship. Several of the women enjoyed participation in the minor sports — archery, swimming, and tennis, in which various forms of competition are held. In addition to the intra-mural games, American University par- ticipated in a Sports Day with George Washington University in the fall. This was held on the Ellipse in Potomac Park and the com- petition took place by classes in hockey and tennis and individual in archery. American University was successful in hockey and archery, but lost in tennis. However, the afternoon was a decided success and proved a congenial way of competing with each other instead of against each other. Another Sports Day is being planned for the 25th of April with other colleges. For the success of the various athletic events, credit is due to the " A " Club, which is composed of those women who have won their A ' s in athletics. A ' s are awarded by a point system, points being given for being a member of a class team, for hiking, for extra hours of exercise, for keeping health charts, for attendance, and for receiving A in Physical Education. This club elects class managers in the various sports, schedules games, and arranges for the Sports Days and the Annual Banquet. It also has charge of the Annual Color Ceremony in the fall, which takes place in the woods of our campus and includes a wiener roast followed by skits by the classes and a tug-of-war between the new members of the ( range and Blue camps. This year the " A " Club added a winter hike to its program, and Rock Creek Park was the destination where a steak roast was greatly enjoyed by the hikers. In the spring, a Treasure Hunt is planned. Each year new events have been added, and it is hoped, as the col- lege grows, that more activities will be introduced so that even- woman may find satisfaction in her favorite form of recreation. ■ — Dorothy Wulf. Uly 101 ,1 1 1 1, 1 1 di 1 1, di ,Ui iU f iHj El q] A U C D L. A 3 1 Hn " TP n Hn 1 Tr 1 nr TT 7T 1 TT Hope Evans King Heath Peirce Brunijaoe Waller Smith Belz Wulf Putnam Humphries Motley Girls ' " A " Club A need liecame apparent in the spring of 1929 for some organization to control and or- ganize intramural competition among the women of A. U. so that the same interest would still be accorded athletics as in the days of intercollegiate sports. The " A " Club was the result of this inspiration. Conceived in the minds of its originators as a reward to those who had received even the first part of the three-fold letter, and dedicated to those ideals of athletics that are must lieneficial as well as most interesting to the college woman, it began its career with the co- operation of Miss Wulf in 1929-30. The annual Color Choosing Ceremony was forthwith inaugurated. Thus all the women in college are divided into either orantjt- r blue, and the end of each sport-season is climaxed by a game between the best players of each color, the nearest approach we have to Varsity. In our first year we also originated the annual tradition of a Spring Banquet; on this occasion we welcome our new members and bring the work of the year to a formal close. In spite of obstacles and mistakes we feel that our first year was a success. It launch- ed the " A " Club very firmly upon what we hope is to be worth-while career. We of 1930-31 have valiantly endeavored to live up to the expectations of the originators. We have profited by earlier mistakes; and gathering confidence from past successes, have broadened our program of activities. We realize, of course, that much remains to be done before the goals as set in 1929 can be achieved; but wc feel that the honest effort we have expended on behalf of the " A " Club has not been in vain. The year 1930-31 has been, we are sure, a more successful year than 1929-30; just as we anticipate that the years to come will see even fuller realization of our ideals. We are confident in the knowledge that we have done our bit, and look with assurance to the " A " Club of tomorrow. El El MM 102 Hope Mowbray Putnam Belz Sweet Smith Evans Humphries Finchek Interclass Hockey In what was perhaps the most exciting inter-class hockey tournament ever staged at A. U., the Seniors successfully defended the championship which they won the year before. The Senior team, composed of practically the same members as last year, met stout oppo- sition from the other classes, especially the Sophomores. Indeed, it was only after three games between these two teams that the Seniors finally emerged victorious by the slim margin of one point. In the first game of the season the Seniors defeated the Juniors, 9-2. The first half was a continuous attack by the Seniors on the Junior goal , but during the second half the Juniors rallied and fought their opponents on nearly even terms. The three Sophomore games were very closely contested and very exciting. The Seniors won the first, 5-4, and the Sophs the second, 3-0. A play-off was necessary, and this proved a real thriller with the Seniors winning by a score of 3-2. The line-up of the Senior team was as follows : K. Wing Helen Staples R, Inner Helen Hope Center Ethel Smith L. Inner Barbara Evans L. Wing Virginia Humphries R. Half Margaretta Moore C Half Mary Putnam L. Half Bobbie Belz R. Full Louise Goldenberg L. Full Betty Jacoby Goal Margaret Mowbray Substitutes Mildred Sweet, Frances Fincher At the conclusion of the inter-class hockey season, the first real all-A. U. team was picked. Six Seniors were included on this mythical team. They were Smith, center ; Evans, inner; Putnam and Belz, half-backs; and Jacoby, full-back. Humphries was also picked as a substitute on this team. [My 103 ,1 1 1 1 1 1 llL 1 1, J_L ,Ui JzLr iLL El q] A U c D L A 3 1 n n tt Tt 1 In 1 77 TT 1 TT 1 nr All A. U. Hockey Team " Six Seniors Make Mythical Team " so reads the Eagle headline announcing the selec- tion of the 1930 honorary A. U. hockey team. This year the team was picked in rather a unique manner. Three judges, Miss Wulf, Mary Putnam, and Ethel Smith, each inde- pendently, submitted a team to the sport ' s department of the Eagle. Those teams were com- pared and out of them was compiled the all A. U. team. The team was composed of six seniors, three sophomores, one junior, and one fresh- man. Since the seniors were the champions and the sophomores the runners-up of the inter- class tournament, it is only natural that these two teams should provide the majority of players for the all-star team. The line-up was as follows: L. Wing King L. Inner Evans ( enter E. Smith l . Inner Darby K. Wing Staples L. Halfback Belz C. Halfback Putnam R. Halfback Marean I.. Fullback Jacoby Hty 104 Peiece Evans Makean Putnam Humphriei Smith King Martin Interclass Basketball The Senior girls continued their string of wins for the last three years in winning the class basketball championship by defeating the Sophomores in two consecutive games. The Freshmen started out the season with a bang, defeating the Seniors by an 18-15 score. Then the Sophomores beat the Juniors in a one sided tilt. In the following game the Seniors redeemed themselves by defeating the Juniors. The most hotly contested game of the season was fought between the Fresh- men and the Sophomores. At the end of the regulation time the score was tied so that an extra five minutes had to be played, resulting in the defeat of the Freshmen by a score of 30-28. The interclass competition ended with the seniors defeating the sophomores by a score of 28-12, and a second time with a score of 24-11. The season closed with a game between the Orange and Blue teams composed of members from all classes. The Orange team was victorious by a score of 25-22. The new " throw-in " method of putting the ball into play at the center, at the beginning of the game, after a goal is made, was used as an experiment this season. [My 105 RUNDAGE, M. T. LEATHERWOOD SaNFORD Archery Archery has been emphasized on the campus for several years, both because of its historical significance and the interest and athletic advantages the game affords. With the target set up on the hockey field, classes have been organized each fall and spring, and have developed remarkable proficiency. This year marks the commencement of competitive archery for the girls of American University. After the first fall classes had been held under Miss Wulf ' s direction, inter-class contests were held in the form of a half of a Col- umbia Round. Individual scores were kept and those holding the six highest were chosen to form the A. U. team. In October, Genevieve Leatherwood, Elean- or Wold, Anna Mary Sanford, Mary Jeannette Brundage, Virginia Sherier and Alfredda Scobey represented the college in archery in the field day activities with George Washington. This was the first event of this kind undertaken and is intended to be continued in future seasons. H1E1 EDO 106 ANiMtoM 5 M f W. Yule Fisher Editor-in-Chief W. Earl Masincup Business Manager The Aucola EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief W. Yule Fisher Associate Editor Rudolph H. Swanson Assistant Editors Audrey Belt Daniel S. Terrell Art Editor Suzanne Mullett Joseph Carter Charlotte Jamieson Departmental Editors Russell Lambert Mary Jane Pearce ( (live E. Rodgers [BJUl The Aucola BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager W. Earl Masincup Assistant Manager in Charge of Advertising Arthur Murphy Dorothy Saunders SOLICITORS Joseph Tarshes Jean Wren Assistant Manager in Charge of Circulation Perry O. Snider Accountant George Olsen Commercial Artist G. Harold Shirley US in King, Spitznas, Colison, Houston, Bright, Schaul, Claflin licit. Swan, Ross, Cramer Student Council OFFICERS James Swan President Edwin Ross ' ice-President Audrey Belt Secretary Norman Cramer Treasurer MEMBERS Orrkl Belle Seniors Claflin Norman Cramer Warren Col I SON Juniors Tames Swan A i dki-v Belt Brooke Bright Edwin Ross Anne King Sophomores Freshmen John Spitznas Max Schaul COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN James Job nson Social C 1 1 ester Carter Athletic El El [Mly 112 Ieuter Jamieson Heath Pearce Gerth I i lan Brown Women ' s Student Government Mary Louise Brown Dean of Women Dorothy Gerth President — First Semester Esther McVey President — Second Semester Charlotte Jamieson Secretary Katiierine Reuter Treasurer Kathryn Heath Head Proctor Mary Jane Pearce Social Chairman mm 11 j Jacoby EsPEY MM 114 [a ,i i 1 i ,i i lLL 1 1, ,1 1 u n r ill El A U C D L A 3 1 n IT IT nr IT TP IT TT 1 TT The Brahmin Honor Society CHARTER MEMBERS Delsif. A pit. i., ' 30 Martha Rrickek, ' 30 Milton Crist, ' 30 Otis Fellows, ' 30 Pauline Frederick, ' 30 Kathryn G. Heath, ' 31 Alice Hetzel, ' 30 Elizabeth Hill, ' 30 Betty [acoby, ' 31 Nola E. Livingston, ' 31 Jane E. Lytle, ' 31 Leon Shloss, ' 30 Katheryne Severance, ' 30 George Sixbey, ' 30 I wMiixi) Spaeth, ' 30 OFFICERS Kathryn G. Heath President Nola E. Livinston Ice-President Betty J acoby Secretary Jane Lytle Treasurer FEBRUARY MEMBERS— 1931 Blake B. Espey W. Vile Fisher Jam es F, Swan The Brahmin Honor Society was organized in the spring of 1030 in order to recognize outstanding qualities in student activities, leadership, service, and character. It is the purpose of this Honorary Fraternity " to cooperate with the faculty, stud) ' student problems, stimulate progress, and promote the interests of the American University. " [sty 115 Roger W. Craven Editor-in-Chief Alton H. Keller Business Manager The Ea le EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief Roger W. Craven. ' 31 Associate Editors S. Carlton Ayers, ' 31 Kathryn G. Heath, ' 31 John M. Houston, ' 31 Assistant Editors Edwin A. Ross, ' 32 Daniel S. Terrell, ' 32 Faculty . Idviser Dr. G. B. Woods BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager Alton II. Keller, ' 32 Assistant Business Managers Rudolph H. Swanson, ' 32 Francis Cramer, ' 33 Alan Blanchard, ' 33 . Idvertising Manager M. Estelle Wolfe, " 31 El] MM Ethelwyn Hine, ' 31 Jane Lytle, ' 31 Leverett Stowell, ' 31 Agatha Varela, ' 32 Beatrice Adam, ' 33 Betty Brundage, ' 33 Dorothy Hamilton, ' 33 Harolu Harbaugh, ' 33 The Eagle REPORTERS Anne Kim., ' 33 Roberi Marcus, ' 33 Sara Motley, ' 33 Vernon Robbins, ' 33 Dan Smith, ' 33 Edward Tate, ' 33 Betty Towne, ' 33 Dorothy Baki-:r, ' 34 Winona Buchanan, ' 34 John Coulter, ' 34 Mary Dean, ' 34 Alice Dix. ' 34 Emily Nicklas, ' 34 Mary Louise Robbins, ' 34 Arthur Smith, ' 34 Marjorie Stuart, ' 34 Eleanor Waite, ' 34 BUSINESS ASSISTANTS Dorothy Saunders, ' 32 Alice Louise Ford, ' 33 Lorena Murray, ' 33 ADVERTISING Joseph Tarshes, ' 32 Jean Wren, ' 32 CIRCULATION Harry Moffett, ' 33 Louise Danforth, ' 34 Henrietta Gooiiner, ' 34 William Anderson, ' 34 Rita Lentz, ' 34 Roland Norquist, ' 34 mm 117 Smith, Rohhn Murphy, Dean, Sweet, Hine, Fisher, A Hamilton, Heath, Craven, 1 1 islo) l, The Debate Council OFFICERS James R. Caiola President Roger W. Craven Manager Robert Hislop Coach VARSITY SQUAD Beatrice Adam James Caiola Roger Craven Yule Fisher Dorothy Hamilton Hylton Harmon Ethel wyn Hine Robert Marcus Arthur Murphy Mildred Sweet Max Tucker Amelia Weinberg FRESHMAN SQUAD Winona Buchanan Vernon Robbins Mary Owen 1 )ean Arthur Smith ii i.ett Denit John Spitznas Earl Kernaiian Hugh Tate Theodore Lytle Margaret Warner MM 118 Debate Today, debating at American University is one of the outstanding extra- curricular activities. It has attained this position because of two principles which it has always followed; first, having high standards in all debate work; and second, having forensic relations only with those colleges which are in sympathy with these standards. This policy has given American Uni- versity the opportunity to meet many of the leading colleges of the Country. THE 1931 SEASON The schedule this year has been interesting in many respects. It gave extended trips up North for both the Women ' s and Men ' s teams; also, it afforded an opportunity for the debaters to broadcast; and for the first time, the Freshmen Team visited foreign platforms. QUESTIONS USED Resolved, That the United States should adopt a system of Federal liquor control. Resolved, That the principle of unemployment insurance is sound. Resolved, That chain stores are more beneficial than detrimental to the American public. SCHEDULE Haverford College Syracuse University Shepherd College Carleton College University of Cincinnati Bates College New York University Lawrence College Elmira College University of Richmond Colgate University New York University Rutgers University Temple University H1E1 lily 119 Billett, Towne, Snyder, Bish J., Brundage, M. J., Cooke, Skidmore, Nicklas, Bishop, M. Stuart, Johnston, Dimond, Hartshorn, Leatherwood, Rodgers, Sweet, Mowbray, Peirce Willis, Cline, .Mrs. Shenton, I )r. Shenton, Tucker, Murray Women ' s Glee Club OFFICERS Mary Cline President Helen Tucker 1 ' ice-President Cornelia Kirby Secretary Eleanor Mae Johnston Recording Secretary Louise Murray Secretary-Librarian Doris Willis Business Manager and Treasurer Dr. Walter F. Shenton Director Mrs. Walter F. Shenton Accompanist Evelyn Billett, ' 34 Jane Bishof, ' 34 Mildred Bishop, ' 34 Mary Jeannette Bruni Sarah ( " moke, ' 34 Mary Cline, ' 31 Dorothy Darby, ' 32 Margarei Dimond, ' 33 Mary Elizabeth Harts MEMBERS Eleanor Mae Johnst Cornelia Kirby, ' 33 Genevieve Leatherw Margaret Mowbray, Louise Murray, ' 31 Lorena Murray, ' 33 Emily Nicklas, ' 34 Prutia Feirce, ' 33 Paul NE SnYI) Marj )RIE STU; RT Mi Li) ED SWEI Betty Towne, ' 33 Hele • TuiKEf , ' 3 Doris Wilms, ' 31 ity 120 1 § V VA Ag y . son, Tompkins. Clii hirley, Skeggs, ndall, Hetrick, Men ' s Glee Club OFFICERS Harlan Randall Director Ellsworth L. Tompkins President Barrett Fuchs Vice-President Rudolph H. Swanson Secretary-Treasurer L. Richard Horner Manager Alton Keller ' .... ' . ' .Assistant Manager Francis Cramer Librarian Mary Elizabeth Hetrick Accompanist Mary Cline Assistant " . lecompanist MEMBERS First Tenors S. Carlton Ayres Leon K. Bryner John L. Coulter Norman S. Cramer Eugene Gurney Second Tenors Alan Blanchard L. Richard Horner Carlton Ski s Angelo Tedesco Francis Cramer Alton Keller Edward Tati Joseph Thomas Barrett Fuchs 1 1 ENRY Vedder First Basses William A. Anderson Theodore Lytle W. Everett McLaine Robert Fuchs Robert Parker Rudolph H. Swanson LeeEsper Lawrence Rice G. Harold Shirley HymanKohan Dan. L.Smith Second Basses Roberts D. Burr Robert Marcus Vernon Robbins Donald Carter J. Harold Riggle Ellsworth L.Tompkins Kenneth Hoover Richard Tuve [My 121 Spence, Dr. Leineweber, Buckingham, Sanford, Coulter, Tuve, Parker, Maiden, Brown Orchestra OFFICERS Dr. C. H. Leineweber Conductor Calvin Brown President Rene Lutz Manager MEMBERS Richard Buckingham John Coulter Lee Espee Virginia Maiden Robert Parker Dan Rodriouez Anna Mary Sanford ( ii.NF.viEVE Spence Edward Tate Max Tucker H1B1 Mm 122 Dramatic Club The DRAMATIC CLUB OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Under the Direction of Professor Will Hutchins John M. Houston, President Orrel Belle Claflin, rice-President Margaret Mowbray, Secretary James T. Johnson, Treasurer FALL PRODUCTIONS A Program of Three One-Act Plays, November, 1930 THE LAND OF HEART ' S DESIRE By W. B. Yeats (A Cottage in Ireland — Long ago) Maurteen Bruin William Anderson Shaun Bruin Henry Backenstoss Father Hart Theodore Lytlj Mary Bruin Orrel Belle Claflin Bridget Bruin Mrs. Allyn Fairy Ruth Bell Song (off stage) Helen Tucker Assistant Director — Orrel Belle Claflin THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS By G. B. Shaw (A Terrace of the Palace of Queen Elizabeth — Whitehall) A Beefeater Gladstone Williams Mr. Will Shakespeare Leonel Dick Queen Elizabeth Alfredda Scobey Mary Fitton Mary Owen I )ean, 1 1 1 Assistant Director — Lucille Cook TRIFLES By Susan Gaspell (A Farmhouse Kitchen) George Henderson, county attorney Arthur Smith Henry Peters, sheriff .... Hari ii.ii RlGGLE Lewis Hale Earl Kernahan Mrs. Peters Virginia Harrison Mrs. Hale Jane Lytle Assistant Director — S. Carlton Ayers PILLARS OF SOCIETY Tuesday, December 16, 1930 Karsten Bernick, a shipbuilder Blake Espey Mrs. Bernick, his nife Anna Mary Sanford ( llaf, their son Ruth Bell Martha Bernick, Karsten Bernick ' s sister Jane Lytle (ohan Tonnesen, Mrs. Berwick ' s brother James Swan Lona Hessel, Mrs. Berwick ' s elder half-sister Estelle W mi i Hilmar Tonneson, Mrs. Berwick ' s cousin Carlton Avers Dina Dorf, a yaung girl Betty Jacoby Rorlund, a schoolmaster Arthur Murphy Rummel, a merchant Harold Riggli Vigeland 1 tradcsmcn J Lawrence Hetrick Sandstad I I Ellsworth L. Iompkins Krap, Bernick ' s clerk Carl Levin Aune. foreman of Bernick ' s yard Henry Johnson Mrs. Rummel " Mary Cline Hilda Rummel, her daughter Dorothy Hamilton Mrs H-lt Virginia Humfhrfys Netta Holt! her daughter ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . ' . . ' . ' ' Haz el Jacobs Mrs. Lynge Ethel Smith ,,■,.,,„•,,,,■ f Virginia Harrison Maids in the household j Ml , ,„,,„ Harris Townspeople Members of the 1 )ramatic Club B1B1 Mm 123 A Midsummer Night ' s Dream PERSONS OF THE PLAY Theseus, I Hike of Athens Donald Emus, father to Hermia Blake Espey Demetrius 7 " love mth Hermta Carlton Ayers Philostrate, master of revels George Sixbey Quince, a carpenter John M. Houston Snug, a joiner J- Harold Riggle Bottom, a weaver Otis Fellows Flute, a bellows mender Carlton Skeggs Snout, a tinker Carl Levin Starveling, a tailor Charles Manherz Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons Estelle Wolfe Hermia, daughter of Egeus Mary Cline Helena, in lore with Demetrius Orrel Belle Claelin Oberon, King of the Fairies Sara Martz Titania, Queen of the fairies Betty Jacoby Puck Laura Barrett Peaseblossom Hazel Jacobs Cobweb Saidef. Mae h ite Moth Mary Putnam Mustardseed Virginia Humphries A Singing Fairy I ' ei.sie Apple „ , _, John LaFavre Guards to Theseus ; Henry j ohnson I Henry Backenstoss Huntsmen Keller Faus [ Clyde Williams . ... . Louise Murray Attendants on Hippolyta -, Anita d unlap f Lula May LybroOK Fairies gTHEL SMITH Dorothy Hamilton [ Dorothy Darby [My 124 Dramatic Club Beatrice Adam El I NOR Allyn William Anderson Carlton Avers Henry Backentoss Ruth Beldf.n Ruth Bell Chester Carter Orrel Belle Claflin Mary Cline John Coulter Lucille Cook Louise Danforth Mary Daub Mary Owen I Iean Leonel Dick Alice Dix Blake Espey Keeler Faus Dorothy Hamilton MEMBERS Donald Harris Mildred Harris Virginia Harrison Lawrence Hetrick Helen Hope John Houston Virginia Humphries Hazel Jacobs James Johnson Henry Johnson Earl Kern ah x Genevieve Leatherwood Rita Lentz Carl Levin Jane Lyii.e Theodore Lytle Virginia Maiden Sallie Marean Margaret Mowbray Arthur Murphy Louise Murray Virginia Pederson I I VR01 D KlOOLE Mary Louise Robbins Edwin Ross Anna Mary Sanford Alfredda Scobey I Jorothy Seaton Virginia Sherier Granville Carlton Skeggs Arthur Smith Ethel Smith Paulini Sm hi i; James Swan l.i i sworth Tompkins Helen Tucker Estelle Wolfe Gladstone Williams 125 Bryner, Sells, Tompkins Sanford, Dr. Jackson, Mulholland, Burr, Cowle Vesper Committee OFFICERS Lynette E. Mulholland Chairman Arthur Jennings Jackson Faculty Adviser Margaret Mowbray Publicity Director Leon K. Bryner Roberts D. Burr MEMBERS Marjorie L. Cowles Lynette E. Mulholland Anna Mary Sanford Oscar Sells Ellsworth L, Tompkins E1E1 [My 126 Towne, Wold, Murph Anglican Club OFFICERS Mr. Will Hutchins Faculty Adviser Arthur Murphy President Catherine Wold ' ice-President Ethel Smith Secretary-Treasurer Audrey Brooke Bright Mary Frances Brown Mary Jeannette Brundage John Coulter Edward Davidson Mary Owen I i x FORREST I )IEHL WlLLETT Df.NIT Anne English Blake Espey MEMBERS Imogen Ficklen Barrett Fuchs Robert Fuchs Cedric Gleason Miss Mary M. Galt Henrietta Goodner Charlotte Jam ieson Leonard Johnson Arthur Kidder Jf.anette MacMahon M vrgaretta Moore Brent Morgan HO Mr. Edward McAdam Frances Noble Eugenia Olney Catherine Osborne Bruce Quigley G. Harold Shirley Leverett Stowell Elizabeth Towne Agatha Varela Harry Weeks Mrs. Lois Miles Zucker 127 Lambert. Parker, Tedesco, Robbins, Esper Faus, Swanson, Cuddy. Ayers, Shirley. Kernahan Muller, Dr. Jackson, Horner, Ross, Benson Oxford Fellowship OFFICERS Richard Horner President I- ' .dw i n Ross I ' ice-Presidenl Elmer Benson Treasurer Henry Muller Secretary Arthur J. Jackson Faculty Adviser Thomas Cuddy National Treasurer MEMBERS Carlton m rs Richard Buckingham Joseph Carter Lee Esper Keeler Faus Karl Kernahan Russell Lambert Robert Parker Lawri ni i Rici II l(i II n RlGGLE Vernon Robbins G. Harold Shirley Rudolph Swanson A ngelo Tedesco no 128 [a 1 1 ,i i ,i i ,i i. ,1 1 ,i i lLL J_Lr lLL El A U c D L A 3 I T? TT nr TT 1 HT 1 TT TT TT 1 r i = r Oxford Fellowship N THE fall of 1927, there came to this campus two new men vho were to have a very significant part in the religious life )f this college. The first of these was Dr. Arthur Jackson, 5s t who was appointed the head of the Religion Department in that year. Soon after he began his residence on the campus and became acquainted with the ministerial students, he recognized the need for an organization to promote their ideals. As a result, Dr. Jackson called the men together and formed a club. The second man who came in 1927 transferred as a Senior from Lawrence College. Lawrence College is the home of the Oxford Fellowship, and Randall Penhale came to American L ' niversity with that pioneering spirit about which we had heard so much. So it came about that through Mr. Penhale, the club that Dr. Jackson was so instrumental in organizing became in the spring of 1928 a chapter of the National xford Fellowship. That year there were twenty student members, with Dr. Jackson as faculty adviser. Dr. Jackson is still the faculty adviser, and among those who were in this original group and who are still active around the campus in one form or another are: Air. Roland Rice and Mr. Gilbert McVaugh, who are working in the psychol- ogy department ; Mr. George Sixbey, who is a very active alumnus, and .Mr. Richard Horner, a senior this year. The Fellowship has enjoyed three spring banquets, and three fall re- ceptions at the Chancellor ' s home. There have been gospel teams sent out to various Washington churches ; p rominent speakers have been brought to the campus; morning watch services are conducted the week before Easter; and the men are aided in any way possible towards the solving of problems of future work. In the 1928 Aucola, we find the following aims: " Members are en- couraged to participate in as many college activities as possible. The chief objective of the organization is to promote the spirit of fellowship among all students of whatever faith. " We have stated a part of our aims; we leave it to the student body to judge whether we reached our goal or not. At the National Convention in Grove City, Pennsylvania, during the Thanksgiving holidays in 1930, Thomas Cuddy was elected National Treasurer. This is the first National office to be held by an American L niversitv student. ay Ft M ki ? l i I 1 _j£l » ■ VI Y .j,; ■ Jy fi V HL flHT 1 H ' fl fc] Ini k M P jLfii LJ dll ■ J Nli Faus, Hoover, Swanson, Fisher, Schaul, Masincup Heath, Towne, Evans, Lambert, Murphy, Wren, Moore International Relations Club OFFICERS Russell Lambf.rt President Jane Lytle ' ice-President Barbara Evans Secretary Arthur Murphy Treasurer MEMBERS Tames Caiola Barbara Evans Kef.lf.r Fa us Yui.f. Fisher Kathryx ( " .. Heath Kennei h Hoover Russell Lambert Jane Lytle Robert Marcus Earl Masincup Margaretta Moore Arthi ' r Murphy Joseph Tarshes Elizabeth Towne Max Schaul Leverett Stowell Rudolph Swanson Amelia Weinberg Jean Wren Ell HO 130 Schaul, Karbaugh, Johnson, Darby, Murray. L.. Field, Murphy, Adelman, Ficklen, Wren -Moore, Evans, Spence, Sanford, Brundage, M., Ford, Murray I dam Brundage, E., King, Smith, Tucker, Humphries, Motley, Putnam, Fincher French Club OFFICERS Helen Tucker D • . , ,, , President Clair Altland .... j ■■ n ■ i n ,, ' ice-Prestdent Robert Marcus . a ecretary Phyllis Adei man Clair Altland Carlton Ayers A i drey Belt Hi i iv Brundage Mary Jeanette Brund vge I Ioroi my Darby Barbara Evans Imogen Ficklen Frances Fincher John Houston Virginia Humphries MEMBERS Eleanor Johnston Anne King I Iorothy Latham Genevieve Leatherwood Roberi Marcus Sally McIlvaine Margare i i a Moore Sara Moi i i y Suzanne Mullett Arthur Murphy Lorena Murray Louise Murray Mary Putnam Ann Mary Sanfoi Alfredd S( OBI ) Carlton Skeggs ( a ma ieve Spence Frederic Stewart Elizabeth Towne Helen Tucker Max Tucki R Harry Weeks Jean Wre - MM 131 Ford, I Knit, Espey, Tcdesco, Fans, I lean King, Jamieson, Ayers, Willis, Cross Omicron Epsilon Pi ALUMNI MEMBERS Lynn Corson Marion Cross Mary I Jeffenbaugh Otis Fellows Pauline Frederick J. Courtney Hayward Charlotte Magee Helen McLeod George Sixbey Hattie Teachout MEMBERS Beatuh e Adams Carlton Ayers Margaret Cross Mary Daub Mary Owen Dean WlLLETT DENIT Blake Espey Keeler Fats Alice Louise Ford Sally Jamieson Anne King Angelo Tedesco Doris Willi:- Uty 132 v, Gleason, Thomas, Moore, Murphy. Brown, Kidder, Fuchs, B Fickleh, Blanchard, Willis, Woods, Adelman, Stuart, Fuchs R Westerner Club OFFICERS I oris Willis President John Woods Vice-President Phyllis Adelman Secretary Alan Blanchard Treasurer Phyllis Adelman Alan Blanchard Mary Frances Brown Chester Carter Eugene Eby Imogen Ficklen MEMBERS Theodore Field Barrett Fuchs Robert Fuchs Cedric Gleason Dorothy Hamilton Arthur Kidder Margaretta Moori Arthur Murphy Marjorie Stuart Joseph Thomas 1 )■ ikis Willis John Woods El El Lily 133 Tm-e, Coulter Fisher, Masincup, Smith, Underwood, Moffe Lentz. Williams, Motley Brecky Club OFFICERS Henry Backenstoss President Lois Spencer Vice-President Sara Motley Secretary John Williams Treasurer Henry Backe nstoss Jane Bishop Betty Brundage John Coulter ( il.Ali ' i s Cowsill MARGARE1 I llMOND Dock Farthing Yule Fishes MEMBERS Henry Johnson Eleanor Johnston Charles Jorg Earl Kernahan Anne King Alice Lee Rita Lentz Earl Masincup Harry Moffett Sara Motlev Arthur Sm n h Lois Spenser Richard Tuve Harry UNDERWOOD John Williams The Brecky Club is composed of graduates of Central High School at American Univer- sity. Its aim is to foster interest in American University, not only among students at Cen- tral, but in the other Washington High Schools as well. [My 134 @p MM 136 Jesters Club Founded January 31, 1928 OFFICERS James Johnson President Richard L. Horner I ' ice-President and Treasurer Arthur Murphy Secretary George Olsen Psucdo Secretary MEMBERS Fred Carpentee Fred Dietrich Richard L. Horner Ward Mitchell Fratres In Urbe Hekiieim Kli.inri Carl HeDBURG I.i.i a xn Fin I Am urn Murphy ( ii.uiii.i: Olsen William Wolowi i James Joh nson William Washburn Alan Blanchard Sophomores M ii .ton Christie Freshmen Harlan Hendrick George Borsari Philip C hates Pledges Thomas Cuddy William Fuchsle I I I TON II KM I IN loii Woods 137 MM 138 Ir iJ-Ll rr 1 n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' Alpha Theta Phi Founded November 23, 1928 OFFICERS E. Warren Colison President B. Brooke Bright Vice-President John Williams Recording Secretary I )an Smith Corresponding Secretary Chester Carter A? Treasurer MEMBERS M M TON Folston Chester Carter B. Brooke Bright Juniors Burke Edwards Km ston Lyon Leverett Stowell Yule Fisher Harry Moffett Sophomores Dan Smith John Williams Freshmen Richard Buckingham Arthur Smith i;i ii UK Kidder Leonel Dick Pledges Harry Underwood aim 139 Q f 951 f m ■,« Hty 140 Phi Beta Zeta Founded March 22, 1929 OFFICERS Ellsworth L. Tompkins Sir Knight Barrett Fuchs Squire W. Karl Masincup Scribe Richard Jarvis Chancellor of the Exchequer Leon K. Bryner Seneschal Edw l N Ross Chaplain MEMBERS Richard Jarvis Leon K. Bryner Barrett Fuchs Fremont Knitti.e Chester Bowers Francis Cramer Frater In Facultate f Roland Rue Seniors Carl Levin Harold Harhauch Kenneth Hoover Robert Marcus Ellsworth L. Tompkins Edwin Ross Perry O. Snyder Rudolph H. Swanson Max Schaul ( Isi i Sells Willett Den IT Theodore LYTLE Freshmen IH N Sl-I rZNAS Joseph Thomas Richard Tuvi Robert Fuchs Edward O. Tate William Anderson Willett Denit Pledges Wayne Larson Huch Tate, Jr. Gladstone Williams [My 141 lily 142 Swagger Club Founded September, 1928 OFFICERS Mary Cline President Frances Young Vice-President and Secretary Dorothy Gerth Secretary Estiikr McVey Social Chairman Mary Cline I )ORffl iiv Gerth Jeannette MacMahon Juniors Virginia Maiden Phyllis Am i. max Ruth Beliien Sophomores Mary Daub Verona Goetz [Catherine Reuter Dorothy Miller Freshmen Martorie Stuart Elizabeth Flemming Pledges Helen Martin Mary Lolmse Melear Ell [My 143 Elizabeth Somerville H1E1 [My 144 1 — ' n 1 — ' n 1 — ' n ' — ' n ' — ' n 1 — » n ' — ' n ' — ' n 1 — ' n 1 — ' Alpha Chi Founded April, 1928 OFFICERS Orrel Belle Clafli n President Margaretta Moore Vice-President Barbara Evans Secretary Helen Tucker Treasurer MEMBERS Elizabeth Brundage Anne King Orrel Belle ClafliNL Barbara _. Margaret Mc Dorothy Darby Sophomores Cornelia Kirb Kathervne Severance Helen Tucker Mary Jane Pearce Lois Spenser Genevieve Spence Jane Bishop Hilda Galliher Freshmen Henrietta Goodner Emily Nicklas Martha Skidmore Clara Tate Mary Eliz. Hartshorn Louise Learned Associate Elizabeth McBirney Inactive Sylvia K. Sard Pledges Marean jap [My Katie Tompkins Jean Wren 145 B1E1 [My 146 Epsilon Kappa Founded November 5, 1929 OFFICERS Nola E. Livingston President Agatha Yarela J ' ice-President Olive E. Rodgers Secretary Pri ' tia Pierce Treasurer Mary Chadwick Frances Finchkr Kathryn G. Heath Charlotte Jamieson Juniors Olive E. Rodgers Pauline Frederick Lynette Mulholland Mary Putnam Agatha Yarela Margaret Dimond Eleanor Mae Johnson Sophomores Hazel Kirk Prutia Peirce Adolphus Worley Rita York Dorothy Raker Louise Danforth Pledges Dokoi hv Latham Rita I entz Kobb 147 ifr ft i My 14S Phi Sic)ma Beta Founded September, 1929 OFFICERS M. Estelle Wolfe President Sarah E. McIlvaine Vice-President Mary Frances Browx Secretary ( rRACE Hart s f r Recording Secretary Eleanor Taylok Mrs Lucille S. Cook Sarah E. McIlvaine . Treasure) Virginia Gregory M. Estelle Wolfe Mary Frances Brown Juniors Dorothy Jones Betty Hancock Sophomores ( ■race Hart Eleanor Taylor i M iiiuiNE Osborne Pledges ELSA (jRIFOXI MM 149 ' --■ f?% ft- ' ' : ft r, cBI f i ?■ ; ' i ' ■ ' 1 m yH i t »- H j ' Hi • aB BL IM I Tompkins, Dean Woods, Ci Cline, Wolfe, Dean Brown, C Inter fraternity Council George B. Woods Dean of the College Mary Louise Brown Dean of Women Ellsworth L. Tompkins President Orrel Belle Claeli n Secretary M. Estelle Wolfe Treasurer Jesters James Johnson MEN ' S GROUP Alpha Theta Phi E. Warren Colison Phi Beta Zeta Ellsworth L. Tompkins Swaggers Mary Cline WOMEN ' S GROUP Alpha Chi Orrel Belle Claflin Phi Sigma Beta M. Estelle Wolfe Epsilon Kappa Nola Livingston E1E1 lity 150 Snapshots ONE— FRESHMAN The Tug-of-War goes to the Frosh — Sophs win in soccer — Some innocents — Frosh do their capers at Gallaudet and Shepherd — the Sophomore women finish the Field Day with a win. TWO— FOOTBALL Fighting at C. U. — Smearing a Gallaudet line plunge — Yea, team, fight — Lining up against Shenandoah and Gallaudet.— A fast play at Central Stadium — Stands at Kendall Green. THREE— ABOUT THE CAMPUS Feminine Attractions — and more — A relic — Madame le Professeur — On the Steps— A. D. 1928— From Wesley Heights. FOUR— WOMENS ' ATHLETICS Hockey at the G. W., Field Day— A. U. ' s Archers— Curiosity— More women and how — Honest Toil— A bright play in the Field Day — Some- what Neurotic. FIVE— HERE AND THERE SCENES from ••Mid-Summer Night ' s Dream— Last Thoughts— S. S. American University— Graduates of the University 1930— Three Little Bears — Crazy over Horses. 151 B1B1 [MS 152 Hfly 153 HO 154 B1E1 B1E1 Sy 156 Marathon of Events SEPTEMBER 15 — Official business having been attended to, the Frosh, duly tagged and stamped, were herded to the gym for the Big Brother and Sister party. 16 — Just another party. 17 — Shortened class periods, with an arrangement as near to kindergarten as pos- sible, gave the Frosh an idea of future joys. 18 — A Dormitory part) ' was arranged to give the new girls a chance to show their taste in pajamas. 19 — A faculty reception in full dress parade completed the work on the new students and rendered them unfit for study the rest of the year. 26 — At the Weenie Roast, opportunity was given to witness the burying of an old and much chipped hatchet by Dan Terrell and Mr. Hutchins. 27 — The extent of the Frosh lung power was amply proved at the Shenandoah game, won by A. I ' . OCTOBER 4 — Inspired by the lusty yelling of the Freshmen, the football team won its second encounter, beating Shepherd. That night the Student Council dance was a great success. 9 — The French Club opened its season by going back to the simple ways of nature and inaugurating folk-dancing. 10 — The new students were taken down to Foundry for a reception and taught to play simple games, such as become very young children. 15 — The first formal introduction to the famous " woods " of the campus was given to the Frosh at the Color Ceremony and Picnic. 19 — Freshmen were allowed to receive visitors on Dad ' s Day, and Daddy Long- legs circulated over Hamilton House and the Dormitory. 24 — Ministers disported themselves like lambs gambolling on the green at the Oxford Fellowship Reception at the Chancellor ' s. 25 — A. U. devotees of picnics sat on rocks at Sugar Loaf Mountain and ate cold potatoes in an intermittent rain. NOVEMBER 1 — The Sophomores put one over on the rest of the school by engaging a colored orchestra. The theme included spooks, which may account for the drummer being late. 5 — Miss Cornelia Sorabji spoke on India in chapel, and told of her work as a lawyer in her native country. 15 — Field Day was a great success for those who participated and a blessing to the Frosh, who had rules removed as a result. 21 — The Faculty-Student play surprised several of the underclassmen, who had different ideas of their profs. Hfly 157 THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Chartered by Acts of Congress 1893-1895 LUCIUS C. CLARK, D. D., Chancellor COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues Four year course leading to A. B. degree. Campus of 90 acres. Fine buildings. Faculty of well-trained and experienced teachers. Students from 29 states and one foreign country. GEORGE B. WOODS, Dean GRADUATE SCHOOL SCHOOL OF POLITICAL SCIENCES 1901, 1907 " F " Street, N. W. Graduate courses leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Political Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The students come from 2 7 states and 13 foreign countries. They represent 12 foreign univer- sities and 93 colleges and universities in the United States. Undergraduate courses leading to degree of Bachelor of Political Science and Bachelor of Science and Commerce. Two years of college work (60 hours) required for admission. Courses offered in depart- ment of Government, History, Diplomacy, Economics, Foreign Trade and Agricultural Economics. WALTER M. W. SPLAWN, Dean For Catalog, Write Registrar of the School in Which You arc Interested Ella] (My L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY (Official Fraternity Jewelers) Fraternity Badges Jewelry Favors Novelties STATIONERY and PROGRAMS MEDAL AND TROPHIES STANDARD CLASS RINGS Suite 204, 1319 F Street, N. W. DECEMBER December 5 — The interfraternity dance pulled clever stunts with a nautical flavor and proved very successful. December 6 — The A. U. alumni went down to defeat in a thrilling game with the varsity basketball team. December 13 — The Men ' s Glee Club gave a tuneful concert and proved its growing popularity. December 18 — Vacation came in time to save the fainting Freshmen. JANUARY January 9 — After losing the Gallaudet game, several A. U. students sat in a car and watched the visitors talk things over in their bus. BOOKKEEPING, ADDRESSING and DUPLICATING MACHINES , . v-VO t IW W.Y.AVE.N.WW r AJUINCT« N D.€. £very£Hmg for the off foe " MAIL ORDERS GIVEN PROMPT ATTENTION FIRST CLASS REBUILT, GUARANTEED MACHINES B]H1 Mm B1H] (My [My lap I 3 ,1 1 ,i i ,i i 1 1, ii i l!_L ,1 1, lLLt ill A U c D L JK 3 1 L L TT tT nr Hn 1 Hn 1 TT HT 1 TT 1 - District .-717 E. B. ADAMS COMPANY CHINA GLASSWARE SILVER Janitor Supplies and Utensils COMPLETE KITCHEN and FOOD SERVICE OUTFITS 614 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest Washington, D. C. BARBER and ROSS, Inc. 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COMPLIMENTS WASHINGTON COCA-COLA BOTTLING WORKS. CHAS. G. STOTT CO incorporated 1310 New York Avenue F— I— N— E Stationery and Engraving GREETING CARDS Christinas and for Every Occasion OFFICE SUPPLIES OFFICE FURNITURE Branch Stores 1513 K Street S24-17 Street Washington, D. C. JUDD DETWEILER, INC. MASTER PRINTERS Florida Avenue and Eckington Place, N. E. Washington, D. C. My w« onder Bread ITS SLO-BAKED Superior in Quality, by Extra Amount of Milk, Sugar and Shortening Baked Fresh Every Morning and Evening — Your Grocer Has It! CONTINENTAL BAKING COMPANY CORBY BAKERY Washington, D. C. February 27 — The Brecky Club kept up its reputation with a dance that began informally, became formal, and ended the way it began. MARCH March 3 — The college was given an opportunity to see what the mem- bers of the speech class have been doing. Since the evening ' s program in- cluded two drunks and a snow-bird, it is rumored that next semester, en- rollment will be heavier. March 18 — The college in its best bib and tucker went to the Women ' s Guild reception for the Chancellor and the Dean. March 23 — Mr. Martin MacLaughlin ' s speech on " Present Day Europe " was one of the most popular chapel talks of the year. YOUXL ALWAYS FIND the HAPPY HOME WELL LIGHTED Wherever there ' s a home well lighted. . .and most of them are... you ' ll find happiness and content within. Every memher of the family enjoys that feeling of security afforded hy " Matchless Service " during the hours when night has cast its shadow of darkness. The warmth and friendliness of good illumination have no equal. Keep your home cheerful with light. Replace hurned-out lamp bulhs with new ones . . . keep a supply always on hand . . . have lamps wherever you need them. And rememher, the difference between good light and poor light is merely a matter of pennies. " Matchless Service " Costs So Little That You Can Illuminate Your Entire House for a Few Pennies a Night! 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