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THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY i A JLi i COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS - - . A. A a - The American University Library WASHINGTON, D. C. This edition is limited to 350 copies, of which this is No THE AUG OL 1935 Printed by Thomsen-Ellis Co., Baltimore. Engraved by Standard Engraving Co., Washington. Photographed by Harris and Ewing, Washington. THE AUCOLA 1935 PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENT BODY THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON, D.C. Copyright, 1935 BY Frank T. Hoadley, Editor Worthington B. Houghton, Business Manager Frances Page, Art Editor LIBRARY ' II «D 135 ■ Table of Contents Chapter One : The Campus 11 Chapter Two: The Faculty 23 Chapter Three: The Students 35 Chapter Four: Organizations 81 Chapter Five : Athletics 113 Chapter Six : Fraternities 137 Chapter Seven: The College Year 155 39329 To the Memory of HAROLD GOLDER Teacher and Friend The Students of The American University Dedicate the 1935 Aucola Illustrated from the Book He Loved, The Pilgrim ' s Progress HAROLD GOLDER, 1896-1934 PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL !y r " ' " " ' ' " " ' r . r " ' " ' ' i h T ' . i .i ' u.i.. i immmmfemKmmmm " Now you must note that the city stood upon a mighty hill . . . The foundation upon which the city was framed was higher than the clouds. " — THE PILGRIM ' S PROGRESS CHAPTER ONE The Cainpus ON Christmas Day, 1889, Bishop John Fletcher Hurst, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, began a search for a site on which to erect the physical fulfillment of his vision — an academic city in Washington, a nation-wide university for graduate study. After three weeks of intensive travel which took him over almost every square foot of the District of Columbia, he selected a 92-acre plot on old Loughboro road, on a " mighty hill " — the highest elevation in the vicinity. He paid $100,000 in five annual installments — a mere fraction of its present value. In March, 1895, he turned the property over to the trustees of The American University, which had re- cently been chartered by act of Congress. Founders of the University traced its inspiration back to an incident which tra- ditionally occurred during the American Revolution. Informed that continental forces had seriously damaged Harvard College during their stay there, George Washington is said to have expressed regret at the vandalism. Turning to Na- thaniel Green, he voiced the hope that as soon as the new nation should be estab- lished a national American university would be located in its capital as one of the world ' s centers of learning. Within a few years after the founding of Washington, D.C., movements were on foot in many groups to establish such an institution . The campaign to establish the present American University was initiated by William Arthur, who wrote an article shortly after the Civil War in Harper ' s Mag- azine, urging that American Methodists co-operate in establishing a national Methodist university. The movement had reached the stage of a drive to raise $150,000 for a College of History Building when Bishop Hurst presented the cam- pus site to the trustees. The College of History, which still bears that inscription, although renamed Hurst Hall, was begun in 1896 and completed in January, 1898. For eighteen years its classrooms remained dark and unused except for occasional exhibitions, meet- ings, or pilgrimages. The founders dreamed of erecting countless other buildings, similar in architecture but more imposing. Halls devoted to Francis Asbury, the Epworth League, and to Methodists in various states were built on paper, and pledges toward their fi- nancing were solicited. The only building of this group which materialized was the Ohio College of Government, renamed the McKinley Building in honor of one of Ohio ' s favorite sons, who spoke at the ground breaking for the building in 1901 as President of the United States. For the past few years, this building has been oc- cupied by the Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory of the Department of Agri- culture, although it probably will be re-modeled for University purposes in the near future. [II] A U C L A The University was opened on May 27, 1914, and classes of the Graduate School were begun in the fall in Hurst Hall. The graduate institution, however, moved from the campus to the present Down-town Center on F Street between 19th and 20th Streets, northwest, when the United States entered the war. The Army took charge of the University campus and converted it almost overnight into Camp American University. Tents and army shacks were spread over the campus; sol- diers slept nightly on the site of the present Hurst Hall-Battelle crosswalk. The un- finished McKinley Building was completed hurriedly as a laboratory for the Chem- ical Warfare Service, and a new and larger laboratory building was begun beside it. At the close of the war, the Graduate School elected to remain in its down-town location, and plans were begun for the establishment of a College of Liberal Arts on the campus. The army ' s half-finished chemistry building was opened on September 23, 1925. Its rapid growth necessitated the construction of Battelle Memorial, used at present as a library, in 1926; the Gymnasium in the same year; and Hamilton House in 1930. The enrollment has increased from 81 in 1925-26 to 363 in 1934-35. The School of Public Affairs was established at the Inauguration of Chancellor Joseph M. M. Gray on March 3, 1934, when President Roosevelt, striking the key- note of the new national and university administrations, declared: " Among our universities you are young; you have a great future — a great op- portunity for initiative, for constructive thinking, for practical idealism, and for national service. " [l»] BATTELLE MEMORIAL Mckinley building HURST HALL GYMNASIUM SPRING AND RUSTIC BRIDGE METROPOLITAN CHURCH WOMEN S RESIDENCE HALL HAMILTON HOUSE THE 1934 GROTTO DOWN-TOWN CENTER " By that he was gone some distance from the gate, he would come at the house of the Interpreter at whose door he should knock, and he would show him excellent things. " — THE PILGRIM ' S PROGRESS CHAPTER TWO BY delving further into his chosen field for the purpose of writing books and mag- azine articles or contributing important research findings to the world, the Inter- preter at The American University has added considerably to the store of excellent things which he can show to the students. v Chancellor Gray stands out among the authors on the faculty, having published five books — The Old Faith in the New Day, An Adventure in Orthodoxy, The Con- temporary Christ, Sufficient Ministers, which is a collection of the Simpson Lectures at DePauw University, and Concerning the Faith. He has also written a number of articles for periodicals. Dean Woods ' next book will be a two- volume history of English Literature, which will contain selections to emphasize the development of racial thinking, philosophy, and idealism. His Guide to Good English, published last summer, is a revised and shortened form of his College Handbook of Writing, which is still in print. He has also published English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement, Victorian Poetry, Problems in English, A Manual of English, and Drills in English. Dr. Tansill has been working on several books in the field of history and diplomacy when he can find time from his duties as acting dean of the Graduate School. One of the works in progress will deal with the diplomatic relations between the United States and Canada. He has published four books, Pennsylvania and Maryland Boundary Controversy, Canadian Reciprocity Treaty of 1854, Robert Smith, and Some Aspects of American Policy in the Caribbean (i7g8-igi6). ' Mr. Hutchins is the author of a verse drama, Jeanne a " Arc de Vaucouleurs, and a play, The Day that Lincoln Died, the latter in collaboration. Dr. Bentley has pub- lished several articles in periodicals during the past year. Dr. Shenton is the co-author of Elementary Mechanics. ' Dr. Kinsman, who has written Income Tax in the Commonwealths of the United States, Local Governments of Wisconsin, Essentials of Civics, and Economics or the Science of Business, has recently published an entirely different type of book, Man in the Making, which is a study of the apparent purpose, plan, and procedure in creation and man ' s place in it. He describes it as an attempt to rationalize religious belief and practice. ' Dr. Gewehr has written The Great Awakening in Virginia, 1740-1790, and The Rise of Nationalism in the Balkans, and has published, in collaboration with F. Schevill of the University of Chicago, A History of the Balkan Peninsula, Revised Edition — 1932. [ 3] A U C L A During the past year Dr. Leineweber has published Poetry in Uhuhall, a New York periodical, in Schlaraffia-Zeitung of Prague, and the Washington, D.C. Wash- ington Journal. Dr. Ferguson has written Research Adventures in College Teaching. Her Student ' s Guide to Efficient Study, written in collaboration with Dr. Luella Cole, is being revised this year. Dr. Seckler-Hudson, whose recent book, Statelessness, with Special Reference to the United States, attracted wide approval among political scientists, is at present working in collaboration with Dr. Frank A. Magruder, professor of political science at Oregon State College, on a new textbook in government, entitled American Government, State and National. Mr. Varrelman has written Bureau of Fisheries Bulletin No. 1031: Ship-Fowling Investigations, and Marine Piling Investigation for the National Research Council. In addition to these he has published articles on the National Botanical Gardens in Science and Florist Exchange. Dr. Engel and he, in collaboration, have written " Physics and Chemistry of Life " in The Journal of Heredity. During the past year, Mr. Sherbondy has written two articles for The George Washington Law Review, " Immunity of Soviet State-Owned Property from Judicial Process, " and " Price and Marketing Practices under the Petroleum Code. " Mr. Sixbey recently completed A Student ' s Guide to Research, which was published this year in mimeograph form for use of freshman English students in research projects. Dr. Schanck has written The Community and Its Groups and Institutions, Psychol- ogy at Work, Electrical Utilities, The New Deal, and Social Psychology, the last four in collaboration. Dr. Parsons has been by far the most prolific writer of magazine articles. He has published seven during the past year, including " The Friendship of Theodore Martin and William Harrison Ainsworth " in Notes and Queries for June 23, 1934; " Dr. John Arbuthnot ' s Professional Advice " in the July 7 issue of the same pub- lication; " A Wordsworth Letter to Scott " in Scottish Notes and Queries for August, 1934; " Carlyle on Ramsay and Fergusson " in Modern Language Review for July, 1934; " The Nose of Cyrano de Bergerac " in The Romantic Review for July-Sep- tember, 1934; " Washington Irving Writes from Granada " in American Literature, January, 1935; and " Dryden ' s Letter of Attorney " in Modern Language Notes for April, 1935. [M] Joseph M. M. Gray Chancellor of the University B.A., Williamsport Dickinson B.D., Drew D.D., Baker Litt.D., Syracuse S.T.D., Dickinson George Benjamin Woods Dean of the College and Professor of English B.A., Northwestern M.A., Harvard Ph. D., Harvard Mary Louise Brown Dean of Women and Associate Professor of English B.A., DePauw M.A., Michigan Charles Callan Tansill Acting Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of His- tory and International Re- lations. B.A., Catholic University M.A., Catholic University Ph.D., Catholic University Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Walter Francis Shenton Professor of Mathematics B.A., Dickinson M.A., Dickinson Ph.D., Johns Hopkins John Edward Bentley Professor of Psychology and Education M.A., Cla ' rk S.T.B., Boston M.R.E., Boston Th.D., McGill Will Hutchins Professor of Art B.A., Yale B.F.A., Yale Delos Oscar Kinsman Professor of Economics B.L., Wisconsin M.A., Butler Ph.D., Wisconsin Wesley M. Gewehr Professor of History Ph.B., Chicago M.A., Chicago Ph.D., Chicago William Bultman Holton Associate Professor of Chemistry B.S., Illinois M.S., Illinois Ph.D., Illinois Jessie Mary Ferguson Associate Professor of Education B.A., Chattanooga B.S. in Ed., Ohio State M.A., Ohio State Ph.D., Ohio State C. Henry Leineweber Professor of German Ph.D., Fribours Ernst Correll Associate Professor of Economics Ph.D., Munich Catheryn Seckler- HL ' DSON Associate Professor of Political Science B.S., Northeast Missouri State Teachers M.A., Missouri Ph.D., American Glenn Francis Rouse Associate Professor of Physics B.A., Cornell College Ph.D., Wisconsin Ferdinand A. Varrelman Assistant Professor of Biology B.A., California M. A., Columbia Lois Miles Zucker Assistant Professor of Latin and Creek B.A., Illinois M.A., Illinois Ph.D., Catholic University Walter H. Young Assistant Professor of Physical Education for Aden and Instructor in Political Science B.A., Ohio Wesleyan LL.B., George Washington Arthur Jennings Jackson Assistant Professor of Religion B.A., Geneva B.D., Drew M.Th., Drew D.Th., Drew Graduate Study, Columbia Edward William Engel Assistant Professor of Chemistry B.S., Union M.A., Princeton Ph.D., Princeton Lowell F. Huelster Assistant Professor of Economics B.A., Lawrence M.A., Illinois Ph.D., Illinois Donald J. Sherbondy Instructor in Political Science and Speech B.A., Ohio Wesleyan M.A., American Cornelia M. Cotton Instructor in Biology B.A., Cornell MA., Syracuse Roberta M. Olds Assistant Professor of Spanish Ph.B., Chicago MA., Columbia Raymond Julius Spaeth Instructor in Economics B.A., American M.B.A.. Harvard George Lawton Sixbey Instructor in English B.A., American M.A., George Washington Bernice V. M. Flemming Instructor in Political Scence B.A., Maryland M.A., American IRMA -INK Instructor in Library Science B.A., California B.S. in L.S., Columbia Frank Andre Liotard Instructor in French Litt. B., Paris Th.B., Paris Diploma, Ecole du Louvre, Paris; Graduate Study, Chicago, New York Louise C. Morse Instructor in Physical Education for Women B.A., Oberlin Graduate Study, Western Reserve. Columbia James Thurmond Instructor in Band and Orchestra Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia Almon Robert Wright Instructor in History Ph.B., Dennison M.A., Harvard Ph.D., Illinois Richard L. Schanck Instructor in Political Science B.S., Northwestern M. A., Northwestern Ph.D., Syracuse Paul E. Smith Teaching Fellow in English B. A., Dickinson James McLain Instructor in Choral Music B.A., George Washington Certficate, Peabody College of Music Coleman O. Parsons Instructor in English B.A., Columbia Ph.D., Yale Mary Meares Galt Assistant Professor of French B.A., Randolph Macon M.A., Columbia Alliance francaise in Paris Graduate Study, Johns Hopkins, Chicago Walter K. Lorenz Teaching Fellow in German and Chemistry University of Frankfort, Germany A U C L A Mr. Walter, Mr. Spaeth Miss Dow, Miss Zink, Mrs. Sumner, Miss Carmichael, Mrs. Flemming Miss Hardiman, Miss Stover, Mrs. Enright, Mrs. Cash Mr. Herbert E. Walter Business Manager Mr. Arthur S. Flemming Director, School of Public Affairs Mrs. Bernice V. M. Flemming Registrar and Secretary to the Dean of the College Mr. Raymond J. Spaeth Assistant Business Manager and Bursar Miss Irma Zink Librarian Dr. Frederick L. Benton Medical Adviser Miss Elizabeth Carmichael Secretary to the Chancellor Mrs. Bernice B. Cash Secretary, School of Public Affairs Miss Sara H. Dow Secretary to Mr. Flemming Mrs. Norma E. Enright Secretary, employed by The United States Society Miss M. Lucille Hardiman Secretary to Mr. Flemming Miss Sara Ann Stover Secretary to the Business Manager Mrs. Pauline Olds Hostess, Women ' s Residence Hall Mrs. Sarah Sumner Director of Food Service and Dormitories Miss Ethel Myers College Nurse 32] " At first they had him into the study, where they showed him records of the greatest antiquity. Here also was fully recorded the acts that he had done. " — THE PILGRIM ' S PROGRESS CHAPTER THREE The Students FROM every section of the United States came students this year to become ac- quainted with " records of the greatest antiquity " at the American University Col- lege of Liberal Arts. In fact, so widely scattered are their homes that one could tour the country from east to west, north to south, and almost always be within a few hundred miles ' drive of an American University home. Starting out from the District of Columbia, where there are 186 A.U. students, the traveler could pass through Maryland, where there are 40, Delaware, where there are 3, Pennsylvania, where 31 of them live, and New Jersey, where he could find 14, into New York state, inhabited by 10 students of American. Driving into New England, he might visit either of 2 in Connecticut, any of 6 in Massachusetts, 3 in Rhode Island, or 3 in New Hampshire. Eventually, he would reach James Spratt ' s home town, Bucksport, Maine. Turning westward, he would retrace his footsteps until he reached Ohio, infested by 6 A.U.-ites, and Illinois, which claims 8. He might visit Crown Point, In- diana, home of Virginia Benjamin, or he might turn northward through Detroit, native city of Lew Frank and Sherman Lee, and Iron Mountain, Michigan, home of Leonora Carpenter. Pushing farther and farther west, our mythical traveler might visit Earl Huelster in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Eugene Johnson or Ruth Pettit in Minneapolis and Bere- nice Lown in Spearfish, S.D., eventually reaching Berkeley, California, former home of Herwil Bryant. On the return trip to Washington, he might pick up Bill Tresnon in the act of thumbing a ride back to A.U. from Phoenix, Arizona, or he might meet Gertrude Moulton or Reel McFarland in nearby New Mexico. In San Antonio, Texas, of course, he could find Jane Brough, Emily Coleman, and Katherine Holmgreen if they happened to be at home. For a little side trip, he might visit Ezra Dean, who is from Missouri (Bucklin, Mo., to be exact). Before he returns home, perhaps he will want to drive up the coast from Florida, where Rhoda Coulson lives in Bradenton, through Chiply, Georgia (home of Julian Floyd), Greensboro, N.C., where Mary Rucker got her southern accent, and Gold Hill, N.C., home of Brown Culp. In Virginia and West Virginia he would have lit- tle difficulty finding a town with an AU.-ite, as 5 hail from West Virginia and 23 from the Old Dominion. [35] A U C L A Class of 1935 Emory Bucke President Anita Clark Vice-President Sara Hawbecker Secretary Ernest Levin Treasurer THE tenth graduating class of American University began its career under the auspices of the first Freshman Week program at A.U., featuring the Big Brother- Big Sister party at the gym. That same fall, after being shown the way by Brooke Bright, the class elected Scott Crampton as President; Ann Henderson, Vice- President; Frances Fellows, Secretary; Louis Heiss, Treasurer; and George Bevis, Student Council representative. The class early showed its athletic propensities by trouncing the Sophs on Field Day, the soccer game resulting in a draw. In varsity sports, there were two letter football men from the class, and several on the basket- ball squad. In the somewhat neglected field of women ' s sports, the girls won the campus volley ball championship. The main social event was the Freshman Dance held amid appropriate Christmas red and green decorations, which inspired one of the faculty chaperons to remark: " That was the best dance any Freshman class has given in the history of the school. " In its second year the class was launched on a successful career by Gordon Sievers, President; Ann Henderson, Vice-President; Lucille MacDonald, Secretary (suc- ceeded by Margaret Moses when she withdrew in January) ; and Louis Heiss, Treas- urer. Everybody who was a member of the class of 1936 at that time remembers their vigilant and efficient persecutor, Ed Still, and his admonitions at the Big Brother-Big Sister party. Moreover, the green tide was repulsed when ' 35 won two out of three events on Field Day. The men took the interclass basketball cham- pionship, winning all games, and placed three out of five men on the perennial " all- class team. " The women won the women ' s interclass basketball title. Targee and Crampton upheld the honor of the class in varsity football and basketball. In in- tercollegiate debate, Ann Henderson was outstanding. In light operatics, Tim Bucke played the part of Ralph Rackstraw and the pompous Richard Tuve the part of Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. in Gilbert and Sullivan ' s Pinafore. In addition to these achievements the class led in the number of honor students. The annual class dance was held February 10, to the tune of the Diplomats ' music, with suitable Valentine decorations, balloons, and confetti. In the fall of 1933 the class as Juniors elected Jack Hoover, President; Sara Hawbecker, Vice-President ; Ruth-Martin Simpson, Secretary ; and Martin Allwine, Treasurer. The climactic social event of the year — the Junior Prom — was held at [36] A U C L A the Congressional Country Club, with Houseman ' s orchestra providing the music. Credit is due to Barbara Pierce, who headed the committee responsible for the suc- cess of the prom. During this year American University students took part in a Peace parade, at which time Ann Henderson upheld her forensic reputation when she spoke over a nationwide radio hook-up representing the youth of America. In the Christmas play, Ruth-Martin Simpson played Isobel, and Ariel McNinch portrayed Septima Blayds-Conway. Ruth-Martin also took the leading role, that of Hermione, in The Winter ' s Tale, in which Betty Gray starred as Pauline, and Ariel McNinch as Mamillius. Scott Crampton and Phil Hinckley represented the class in varsity football, and Scotty in basketball, while Roy Wiseman held the position of athletic manager. The hilarious Junior Sport Dance, held in the gym, January 13, was pepped up by Bucke ' s leadership of the Fight Song, by Alumnus McLendon ' s gaily painted Ford on the floor, and by unconventional, suspender-adorned attire. In the light opera, The Mikado, Emory (Tit Willow-Joe Penner) Bucke played the amorous Ko- Ko while Dick Tuve played Pooh-Bah, Ruth-Martin Simpson was Peep-Bo, and Mercedes Rockefeller was Katisha. The Tragedy of King Richard III included Margaret Moses, Tim Bucke, Kirk Coulter, Charlie Jarvis, and Bobbe Pierce. The 1934 Aucola was headed by Kirkley Coulter and Gordon Sievers. Two Juniors made Brahmins — Scott Crampton and Kirkley Coulter. At last the class of ' 35 reached its final year, a year characterized by leadership in all the campus activities. The year began with the election of officers, and after many parliamentary tangles the present executives were chosen. Betty Gray starred in the title role of Candida and in Much Ado about Nothing. Ann Henderson has upheld for the third year the school prestige in debate and also in journalism. The class holds the distinction of furnishing A.U. ' s first woman editor of the Eagle. She has been supported by Martin Allwine, Business Manager, Kirkley Coulter, Gordon Sievers, and Charles Jarvis. Other campus characters in the class include: Arnie Fort, Eagle columnist; Pierce Gelsinger, the highly talented band leader and player of instruments ; Scotty Crampton, for his fourth year a gallant fighter on the athletic field and floor; Elwood (Piano) Backenstoss, George Barber, Emily Coleman, Dorothy Kirsch, George Sanderlin, Meta Dean Scantlin in the College Honor Society. The Senior Snowball Dance, with floor show arranged by Betty Gray, music by La Grande ' s orchestra, and fitting decorations, was held immediately following the first semester finals. [37] A U C L A EMORY S. BUCKE, 4 BZ, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Major: Philosophy and Religion. Called " Tim " ; reminds you of Pinafore and Mikado with his rollicking joviality. Always ready to laugh and to cause a few campus chuckles. Has three favorite haunts: the A.U. stage, the psychology lab, and glee club rehearsals. His sense of humor does not prevent him from taking his activities and studies seriously enough to make a success of them ; he has a hungry look in his eye when absorbing higher learning. He never passes the buck. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Pledge Master, 3; Vice-President, 4; President, 4); Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramat, 2, 3, 4 (4 plays); International Relations Club, 3, 4; De- bate, 1, 2, 3 (Manager, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Manager, 2, 3, 4); Quartet, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Editor of Student Activities, 2, 3; Student Council, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3) ; Class President, 4. ANITA CLARK, EK, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Major: History. A gay, brilliant personality, never at a loss for a remark to fit an occasion, or a ready smile with which to decorate the remark. Anita flashes around college, pausing every now and then for classes. She has proved herself a dependable athlete and a pleasing crooner. Activities: Epsilon Kappa, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Social Chairman, 4); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice- President, 4); French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Assoc- iation, 3, 4; Aucola, 3 (Assistant Editor, 3); Class Vice-President, 4; Class Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. SARA E. HAWBECKER, M, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Major: English. We all know Becky: small, wiry, active, sweet-voiced, intelligently determined, and pleasantly efficient. Everything she does, she does thoroughly; everything she says has a point. She gives the same exacting service that she demands of others. Choose Becky for a straight shooter and creative worker. Honors: Class Honors, 2. Activities: Phi Mu, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 3, 4); Phi Sigma Beta, 2; Class Basketball, 1, 2, 3 (Manager, 1) ; Class Sports, 1, 2, 3 ; Eagle Hockey, 2; Orange Teams, 1 , 2, 3 ; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4 (Social Chairman, 3); Class Secretary, 4; Class Vice-President, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President and Librarian, 3); Choral Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Choir, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary- Treasurer, 3; Women " s Vice-President, 4). ERNEST LEVIN, A© , Jamestown, New York. Major: History and Political Science. Ernie doesn ' t let anything get past him, either in his bookstore job, or in any of his others. He never raises his firm voice in anger or narrows his wide-awake eyes in distrust. He is always ready for a joke, and the bookstore is a jolly place when he is on duty, in spite of that impressive pile of volumes to which he pretends to be attached. Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 4; Varsity Basketball, 3; Class Sports, 1,2, 3, 4; German Club, 1, 2; Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Debate Squad, 3. [38] EMORY Bl ' CKE President ANITA CLARK Vice-President SARA HAWBECKER Secretary ERNEST LEVIN Treasurer John Alexander Martin Allwine El wood Backenstoss George Barber Ruth Bennett George Boss A U C L A JOHN ALEXANDER, A0$, Newport, Rhode Island. Major: Economics. Jack ' s brawny figure inspires the men with awe as he initiates them into the rigors of gymnastics. His barrel-tones add to the general uproar of a glee club rehearsal. Usually he wears a broad smile. Other Colleges: San Diego State College, 3. Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 1, 2, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 4; Choral Club, 2, 4; Eagle Business Staff, 1, 2; Aucola Staff, 2 (Assistant Business Manager, 2); French Club, 2; Assistant Manager Basketball, 1, 2; Chairman Class Social Committee, 2; Big Brother and Big Sister Committee, 2; Chairman Class Athletic Committee, 4; Student Christian Association 2; Dramat, 2 (1 play). MARTIN A. ALLWINE, HTM. A0 . Washington, DC. Major: Economics. Efficient, dependable, red-haired but even-tempered, cool, collected; takes money with a look of distrust ; is accurate, silent, and honest. He doesn ' t say much, but what he does say counts. Honors: Pi Gamma Mu, 3, 4; Class Honors, 1,2; Brahmins, 4. Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4; Treasurer, 3) ; Eagle, 1,2,3,4 (Assistant Business Manager, 3; Business Manager, 4); Student Comptroller, 4; Class Treasurer, 3; Basketball, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Big Brother Committee, 2. R. ELWOOD BACKENSTOSS, Washington, D.C. Major: French and German The young piano virtuoso with a flair for French plays is marked out on campus by a green peaked hat and other Alpine trinkets. Elwood stalks about with Greek and Latin books under his arm on his way to make more grades. He is admittedly a little absent- minded. Honors: Class Honors, 1, 2, 3 ; College Honor Society, 4. Activities: French Club, 1,2,3, 4; German Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra, 1 ; Aucola Staff, 3, 4; Class Volleyball, 1,3. GEORGE BARBER, Washington, D.C. Major: French. Recognize Barber by his habitat, his major, and his grades; found in the offices of the Romance Language faculty in his spare time; entertains in French and Spanish Club plays; makes honors. He is a quiet, serious, literal-minded student. Honors: Class Honors, 2, 3 ; College Honor Society, 4. Activities: French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 2, 3, 4; German Club, 3, 4; Westerner Club, 1 ; Student Christian Association, 3. RUTH ELIZABETH BENNETT, 4 M, Washington, D.C. Major: English. The happiest smile on campus, but one tinged with thoughtfulness. Ruth is the s tarry- eyed gentle dreamer, engrossed in music or poetry, or submerged in a ponderous volume in the library. She seems to escape many of life ' s realities by relying on her dreams, yet she finishes everything which she starts. Other Colleges: Rust Hall, 1, 2. Activities: Phi Mu, 3, 4; International Relations Club, 3, 4; Poetry Club, 4; Spanish Club, 4. GEORGE A. BOSS, Washington, D.C. Major: Religion. The long, lean, lanky, future bishop, capable of serious constructive thinking and clean fun as well. George knows what he wants, but gets it unobtrusively. He commands respect, but he never over-awes ; does an enormous amount of work, but never tells you about it. Activities: Oxford Fellowship, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4) ; Band, 1, 2; Glee Club, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2. [41] A U C L A KATHRYN ALBERTA BROWN, M, Riverside, Rhode Island. Major: History. Happy-go-lucky, cheerful, good-natured, dependable, dignified; goes to college between dates. She combines leadership with a sense of humor. Honors: Class Honors, 2 ; Representative Dorm Girl, 3 . Activities: Phi Sigma Beta, 1, 2;PhiMu, 3,4 (President, 3, 4); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Or- chestra, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 2, 3, 4; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; Interfraternity Council, 3, 4; Women ' s House Government Association 3, 4 (House Proctor, 3 ; Social Chairman, 4) ; Aucola Staff, 3 (Snapshot Editor, 3) ; Class Hockey, Basketball, Volley Ball, Soccer, 1, 2, 3,4. EMILY COLEMAN, IITM, AX, San Antonio, Texas. Major: Political Science. The E stands also for Excellency, Efficiency, Energy, and Eloquence. Coleman sweeps all before her, and makes it a clean sweep at that. Other Colleges: Texas University, 2. Honors: Class Honors, 2, 3; Pi Gamma Mu, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4); College Honor Society, 4. Activities: Alpha Chi, 1, 3, 4 (President, 4); President Women ' s House Government Association, 4; Junior Prom Committee, 3; Student Council Social Committee, 3; Varsity Debate, 3 ; Class Gift Committee, 4; Class Hockey, Volley Ball, Basketball, Soccer, 1, 3, 4; Blue Teams, 1, 3, 4. ALICE G. COMPTON, AX, Belleville, New Jersey. Major: History and Psychology. Likes fun and frolic; has insane moments when she imitates Joe Penner; believes in and acts on the principles of sportsmanship and fair play. Activities: Alpha Chi, 2,3,4 (Sergeant-at-Arms, 3 ; Pledge Master, 3 ; Vice-President, 4) ; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Aucola Staff, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Eagle Staff, 3, 4; Dramat, 1 (2 plays) ; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary-Treasurer, 4) ; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; Girls ' Class Athletics, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Manager, 1, 2, 4); Blue Teams, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 3, 4; Choral Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Big Brother and Big Sister Committee, 4. KIRKLEY S. COULTER, IITM, A© , Washington, D.C. Major: Economics and History. Kirk always looks absent-minded and other-worldish, but nothing much escapes him. His vagueness seems to be a camouflage for an alert mind. Honors: Brahmins, 3, 4 (President, 4) ; Pi Gamma Mu, 3, 4 ; Press Club, 4 (President, 4) ; Class Honors, 1, 2. Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Corresponding Secretary, 2); Aucola Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 2; Editor, 3; Advisory Editor, A); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Ed- itor, 3 ; Associate Editor, 4; Editor-in-Chief, 4) ; Assistant Editor, The Voice, 4; Dramat, 2, 4 (4 plays) ; Debate, 1,2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 2, 3, 4; Choral Club, 2, 3; Band, 1,2, 3 Orches- tra, 1, 2, 3 (Manager, 2); Anglican Club, 2, 3, 4 (President, 2, 3); International Relations Club, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 3,4); Class Baseball, 1 ; Class Soccer, 2. SCOTT CRAMPTON, riTM, BZ, Cleveland, Ohio. Major: History and Economics. Scotty was the big man on the A. U. Campus before he left in January. The honor student with the dignified personality of the true leader had also the twinkling eye of a man with a sense of humor. Always willing to help, never too busy to talk, yet never idle, Scotty left a yawning gap in the ranks. Honors: Brahmins, 3, 4 ; Pi Gamma Mu, 4; Class Honors, 1, 2, 3. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1,2,3,4 (Treasurer, 3 ; President, 4) ; Class President, 1 ; Student Council, 2, 3, 4 (Student Comptroller, 2, 3 ; President, 4) ; International Relations Club, 3,4; Debate, 1, 2, 3; President Debate Council, 3; Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 3. MARGARET HELEN CRIST, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Major: Religion. Marjorie is one of those quiet people for whom you have to hunt. She goes peacefully about her business, rewarding you with a lovely smile and a pleasant word or two. She has found her niche, but stays too much in it, depriving us of a pleasant companionship. Other Colleges: Lucy Webb Hayes National Training School, 1, 2, 3. 42] Kathryn Brown Emily Coleman Alice Compton Kirkley Coulter Scott Crampton Margaret Crist SENIOR SNAPSHOTS Sl)e tDnsljuujton JOost W)t Inciting Jlfaf 9 MICROBE HUNTERS S i MICROBE I HUNTERS ! I $ ! PAUL DE KRUIf ; ANTHONY AD UPPERCLASS FAVORITES Chosen by Seniors and Juniors in a questionnaire poll to determine their favorite morning and evening newspaper, book of non-fiction and fiction, weekly and monthly magazine, and actor and actress. Florence Evans Frances Fellows Philip Ferris Arnold Fort Samuel French Pierce Gelsinger A U C L A FLORENCE M. EVANS, 4 M, Washington, D.C. Major: Romance Languages. Quiet, business-like, petite, brilliant, willing to work, Florence spends much time in the language departments. When called upon she responds and works with a will. Quiet as she is, she has made a distinct contribution to the spirit of the college. Honors: Class Honors, 3. Activities: Phi Sigma Beta, 2 ; Phi Mu, 3, 4 (Secretary, 3) ; French Club, 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 4; Glee Club, 3, 4; Choral Club, 3, 4. FRANCES FELLOWS, Swagger, Washington, D.C. Major: Spanish. Frankie is characterized by a broad smile and an air of hurry. Her friends count on her for an understanding ear and a helping hand. Other Colleges: Maryland University, 2. Activities: Swagger Club, 3, 4 (Social Chairman, 3; President, 4); Class Hockey, 1, 3, 4; Class Soccer, 1, 3; Class Basketball, 3; French Club, 1, 3 ; Spanish Club, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4); Class Secretary, 1 ; Dramat, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4; |1 play); Aucola Staff, 3; Eagle Staff, 4; Junior Prom Committee, 3; Chairman Interfratemity Council, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 3, 4. PHILIP FERRIS, Easthampton, Massachusetts. Major: English. A young dreamer, knowing more about art, music, literature than most people, an ex- cellent business man, a loyal friend, a keen critic, and a creative thinker. Phil complicates and enhances the interest of his intelligence with spontaneous outbursts of enthusiasm which are contagious and joyous. Other Colleges: Duke University, 1, 2. Honors: Class Honors, 3, 4. ARNOLD B. FORT, BZ, Washington, D.C. Major: English. One of the best dancers and smoothest dates on campus, Arnie is always full of fun, jokes, and tunes. He contributes his share of comedy as one of the Bucke-Hopper-Fort team. Easy going, you might say, but a worker, a student, and a grand friend. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 1, 2; Dramat, 1, 3, 4 (2 plays) ; Junior Prom Committee, 3. SAMUEL FRENCH, Jesters, Rumbley, Maryland. Major: Biology. Frenchy lives, eats and sleeps biology, judging from his continual presence in the labs. Good natured, smiling, always a trifle sleepy, Frenchy strolls through the halls with a searching look in his eyes, and his hands in his pockets. Other Colleges: Blue Ridge College, 1, 2. Activities: Jesters Club, 3, 4 (Vice President-Treasurer, 4) ; Class Basketball, 3. PIERCE N. GELSINGER, A9 , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Major: Chemistry and Math- ematics. Tall, blond, always pleasant, vaguely smiling, Pierce wanders about the Chem labs with a coat over one arm, and a pile of books under the other, saying, ' " Hi! " at intervals to his friends. Under his casual expression Pierce hides a keen scientific knowledge even when he waves the test tubes most vaguely. Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 1, 2, 3, 4; Band, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Manager, 2, Manager, 3. 4); Dramat, 1,2, 3, (Electrician, 1,2, 3; 1 play) ; Orchestra 1, 2,(3, 4 (Librarian, 2. Manager, 3, 4, Student Director, 4) ; Eagle, 2, 3, 4; Aucola Staff. 3 (Photographic Editor, 3) ; Student Christian Association, 1,2,3,4; Glee Club, 3,4; Press Club, 4 ; Student Council Social Com- mittee, 4; Choral Club, 3, 4. [47 A U C L A ELISABETH GRAY, AX, Washington, D.C. Major: Art. Frank, witty, level-headed, Betty Gray has made a place of her own on the campus. She knows what she wants to say, and what she means to accomplish, and never fails of her ends. She is an actress in the truest sense of the word ; she is mature and experienced. Everything she does — every gesture she makes — is effective, but best of all she has a charm which is ever-changing, never-to-be-foretold, and always intriguing. Other Colleges: Wellesley, 1, 2. Activities: Alpha Chi, 3, 4; Choral Club, 3 ; Glee Club, 3 ; Dramat, 3, 4 (4 plays). LOIS HOLLINGSWORTH GREEN, EK, Washington, D.C. Major: Psychology. Lois slipped into a place which she made for herself quietly and unobtrusively. She is al- ways busy learning the fine art of pounding Spanish into recalcitrant heads. You will find her unruffled and smooth. Other Colleges: Marjorie Webster, 1, 2. Honors: Class Honors, 3, 4. Activities: Epsilon Kappa, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 4); Class Hockey, 3, 4; Eagle Hockey, 3, 4; French Club, 3 ; Spanish Club, 3, 4; Dramat, 3 (1 play) ; Westerner Club, 3, 4. THEODORA F. HEIMERLE, Swagger, Kingston, New York. Major: Psychology. Usually seen in company with Cassius, coaxing, protecting, scolding him, Theo is one of those tall girls with any amount of inherent grace, and never aloof. Activities: Swagger Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; German Club, 1, 2, 4; Dramat, 3 (1 play); Social Committee, 2; Student Christian Association, 4. LOUIS ROBERT HEISS, Jesters, Washington, D.C. Major: Chemistry and Biology. Easy-going Louis wanders from lab to lab, ostensibly doing nothing, but in reality ac- complishing a sufficient amount. He looks slightly amused, as though he has a joke on the rest of the world. He is generous with his car and his time. Activities: Jesters Club, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 3; Vice-President and Treasurer, 4); Class Treasurer, 1, 2, 3 ; French Club, 1,2; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. M. ANN HENDERSON, A2P, AX, Chicago, Illinois. Major: Speech. The many-sided girl who has been capable of activities usually given to men, because of her speed, vigor, personality, business-like mind, and persistence. She accomplishes more per square minute than any one else. Honors: Delta Sigma Rho, 3, 4. Activities: Alpha Chi, 1 , 2, 3 ,4 (Treasurer, 3) ; French Club, 1,2; Band, 1 , 2, 3 (Assistant Manager, 3); Student Christian Association, 1,2; Class Basketball, Hockey, Volley Ball, Soccer, 1,2,3,4 (Sports Manager, 3 ) ; Spanish Club, 3 ; Varsity Debate, 2,3,4; Eagle Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 3 ; Editor, 4) ; Aucola Staff, 3 ; Class vice-president, 1,2; Student Handbook Committee, 2, 3; Student Parliamentarian, 3; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; Dramat, 3 (1 play) ; Blue Teams 1, 2, 3, 4. PHILIP HINCKLEY, Jesters, North Abington, Massachusetts. Major: History. Short, fair, modest, enthusiastic, and even uproarious when in the company he chooses. He was one of the famous dining-hall trio. He goes out for athletics, and is usually seen around Ham House, the gym, or, fleetingly, in the W. R. H. after dinner. Activities: Jesters Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, President, 3); Football, 1,3; Assistant Manager Basketball, 3 ; Student Athletic Committee, 3 (Secretary and Treasurer, 3); Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3; Junior Prom Committee, 3; Secretary Hamilton House Association, 4. [48] Elisabeth Gray Lois Green Theodora Heimerle Louis Heiss Henderson Philip John Hoover Alice Howell Charles I ley Charles Jarvis Nancy Belle Kemphfer Dorothy Kirsch A U C L A JOHN HOOVER, J BZ, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Major: Physics. Serious-faced Jack, with that relieving twinkle in his eye, wanders around between chemistry and physics labs, when he isn ' t guiding the Freshmen. His scientific mind has ap- plied itself successfully to campus politics. Honors: Class Honors, 4. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1,2,3 (Secretary, 3) ; Football, 1,3; Class President, 3; Student Council, 4 (Vice-President 4; President, 4); Class Kittenball, 1,2, 3, 4; Vice-President Hamilton House, 3; Junior Prom Committee, 3; French Club, 1; Class Soccer, 1, 2, 3. ALICE MURIEL HOWELL, AX, Roselle Park, New Jersey. Major: English. Dark-haired, bright-eyed, smiling Alice wanders around campus, taking her courses easily, getting panicky over exams, and coming out as safely as the rest of us. She is never too busy to talk and loves parties. Other Colleges: Skidmore College, 1 . Activities: Alpha Chi, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 2, 3 ,4; Choral Club, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 2, 3, 4. CHARLES H. ILEY, Baltimore, Maryland. Major: History. Black-haired, smooth-spoken, quietly intelligent Charley! Preaches on Sunday, and makes the history courses come to life during the week. He arrived only this year, but he fits perfectly. Other Colleges: Blue Ridge University, 1,2; University of Baltimore, 3. CHARLES S. JARVIS, A0 J , Washington, DC. Major: Philosophy. Vigorous, good natured, liberal; peddles pens and postage stamps in the book store; solicits articles for The Voice: always has ideas and the ability to express them. Charley can joke and tease with the best of them. Other Colleges: University of Maryland, 1 . Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 3, 4); Oxford Fellowship, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 3); Student Council, 4 (Vice-President, 4); Student Christian Association, 2, 3, 4, (Vice-President, 3); Eagle Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 3; Associate Editor, 4; Editor-in-Chief, 4); Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Dramat, 2. NANCY BELLE KEMPHFER, Keyser, West Virginia. Major: Mathematics. Nancy Belle does the unusual by excelling in higher math. But she loves a good time and is generally laughing. She presides over the W. R. H. office and upholds the dignity of her position with the aid of her soft drawl and wide smile. Other Colleges: Potomac State College, 1 , 2. Honors: Class Honors, 4. Activities: Student Christian Association, 3, 4; " A " Club, 4; Eagle Staff, 3, 4; Aucola Staff, 3 ; Class Hockey, 3, 4; Eagle Hockey, 3 ; Class Volley Ball, 3 ; Class Soccer, 3. DOROTHY KIRSCH, Washington, D.C. Major: English and Spanish. An inveterate " A " student and joke teller unbeaten, Dot apparently divides her time be- tween studies and Ed Wynn. She rushes home after classes to indulge in one or the other and appears next day with fresh samples of both. She has a contagious smile. Honors: College Honor Society ,4 ; Faculty Prize, 3 ; Class Honors, 1 , 2, 3. Activities: French Club, 1,2; Spanish Club, 1,2,3,4; German Club, 2, 3 ; Student Chris- tian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4. [51] A U C L A FRANCES H. KNAPP, BBB, AX, Minot, North Dakota. Major: Biology. Frances flits about the lower halls like a white ghost, in her lab apron, smiling readily at all passers, but not really seeing them. Her mind is on what she is doing or is going to do, and till that is done the rest of the world is in a fog. Other Colleges: Minot State Teachers College, 1,2. Honors: Beta Beta Beta, 4. Activities: Alpha Chi, 3,4; Hockey, 3, 4. LILLIAN LEINEWEBER, Bethesda, Maryland. Major: Mathematics. A keen sense of logic; a broad sense of humor; a determined pursuit of higher mathe- matics ; a self deprecatory air. Honors: Class Honors, 1. Activities: French Club, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 3. ADELIA LEWIS, Washington, D.C. Major: History. A new student, and a quiet one, she is a diligent and persevering laborer at all things in which she is interested, especially international politics. Other Colleges: Lynchburg College, 1, 2, 3. SARA A. LOCKE, £M, Amesbury, Massachusetts. Major: Spanish and History. Plays the bugle whenever necessity demands, in or out of the band; studies just as she does everything else, diligently; takes a lead in class athletics to the sorrow of opposing teams ; has sound j udgment. Honors: Representative Dorm Girl, 3. Activities: Phi Sigma Beta, 1, 2; Phi Mu, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 3, 4); Band, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Manager, 4) ; Orchestra, 1,2,4; Class Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Volley Ball, 1 , 2, 3, 4; " A " Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Eagle Staff, 2; Aucola Staff, 3 (Associate Editor, 3); Eagle Hockey, 2; Women ' s Student Government Association, 2, 3 (Secretary, 2, 3) ; Glee Club, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 1,2,3,4. REEL W. McFARLAND, Logan, New Mexico. Major: Economics. The strong, silent New Mexican, who rather keeps to himself; and whose strong qualities are stability and faithfulness. He is an excellent horseman and a diffident but, when aroused, rather stern talker on international relations and current events. Activities: Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3. 4; Debate, 3, 4; Orchestra, 1 ; Band, 1. MARGARETTA KINZER McILVAINE, M, Philadelphia, Penna. Major: Psychology. Jolly Margaretta! A talkative, joyous, even-tempered person. She is a worker, unstinting of her time, undaunted by any task, however hard. She is a gay addition to any party or group, for she will never let conversation drop or become dull. Activities: Phi Sigma Beta, 1,2; Phi Mu, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Dickinson Club, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 3, 4) ; French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. ARIEL McNINCH, OEIT, Charlotte, North Carolina. Major: English. Elfinlike sweetness, delicate poetic disposition, chiseled small features, a southern drawl ; a jolly yet determined person, a splendid little actress, and a deep lover of music. Every en- counter with her leaves one with an intricate but perfectly etched picture of a person who is more than just a college girl. Other Colleges: Queens College, 1 ; Chevy Chase Seminary, 2. Activities: Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3,4; Student Christian Association, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3, 4; Choral Club, 3, 4; Dramat, 3, 4 (2 plays). [5 } Frances Knapp Adelia Lewis Sara Locke Reel McFarland Margaretta Mcllvaine Ariel McNinch Olive Monarch Margaret Moses Gertrude Moulton Pauline Pariseau Barbara Pierce Mercedes Rockefeller A U C L A OLIVE DOROTHY MONARCH, Swagger, Washington, D.C. Major: Psychology Popular and intelligent, friendly and considerate, Polly moves about the campus grace- fully and gayly. Activities: Swagger Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 4) ; Brecky Club, 3, 4; Anglican Club, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 2, 4; Class Basketball, 1; Aucola Staff, 3; Dramat, 3(1 play). MARGARET MOSES, EK, Washington, D.C. Major: English. Dainty and delicate, always sweet and ready to help constructively, Boggie answers a call from Dramat for a small boy or from her sorority for a leader. Honors: Brahmins, 4 ; Class Honors, 1 . Activities: Epsilon Kappa, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 3 ; President, 4) ; International Relations Club, 2,3,4, (Vice-President, 4) ; Westerner Club, 1 , 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4) ; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary-Treasurer, 3); French Club, 1, 2, 3,4; Student Christian Association 2, 3, 4 Choral Club, 2, 3, 4; Dramat, 2 (3 plays) ; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 ,4 (Circulation Manager, 3, 4) Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Assistant Business Manager, 3) ; Class Secretary, 2; Student Council, 3 N.S.F.A. Committee Chairman, 3. GERTRUDE E. MOULTON, BBB, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Major: Biology. Gertie keeps her blonde head bent over microscopes most of the time. The balance of her hours she seems to spend in Miss Zink ' s room, or the showers, and wherever she is you can hear a happy voice. Gertie is there with the so-called " goods. " Other Colleges: Northwestern University, 1 ; University of New Mexico, 2, 3. Honors: Beta Beta Beta (Associate Member), 4. PAULINE LETITIA PARISEAU, EK, Bethesda, Maryland. Major: German. Polly and her Austin! Polly is just as French and decisive as her name, in looks and ac- tions. Yet she is persistent in her devotion to the German Club, and knows her Spanish. Small and dainty, Polly speaks with a clipped voice. Honors: Class Honors, 2, 3, 4. Activities: Epsilon Kappa, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4); German Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 3, Treasurer, 4); Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 3); Dramat, 1; Eagle Staff, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 3, 4. BARBARA ANNE PIERCE, Swagger, Washington, D.C Major: Fine Arts and Speech. Bobbe, always dashing somewhere, flinging one of those all embracing smiles back over her shoulder with a " Hi ya, Kid! " With unbounded enthusiasm she turns out work in enormous quantities. Activities: Swagger Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Pledge Captain, 3; Vice-President, 3, 4); Anglican Club, 1, 2 ,3, 4 (Secretary, 3, 4) ; French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramat, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4; 7 plays); Student Christian Association, 4; Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Assistant Art Editor, 2; Art Editor, 3); Eagle Staff, 4; Student Council, 4 (Secretary, 4); Student-Faculty Social Committee, 3, 4; Chairman junior Prom, 3; Student Social Chair- man, 4; Debate, 4; Class Volley Ball, 2, 3 ; Class Hockey, 1, 2, 3, 4. MERCEDES ROCKEFELLER, OEII, Poughkeepsie, New York. Major: Political Science. A laugh you can tell in the dark, exuberant spirits always bubbling over, the instinct for comedy on and off the stage, unending self-sacrifice, and a disposition like the sunshine it- self. Mercy has the joy of life in her. Activities: Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 4); German Club, 1, 2, 3,4; International Relations Club, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3, 4; Dramat, 3, 4 (3 plays) ; Aucola Staff, 3 ; Class Basketball, 2, 3. [55] A U C L A GEORGE SANDERLIN, Washington, D.C. Major: English. A scholar and gentleman, George hauls down As relentlessly. Not always buried in a book, he wins honors without the usual glasses and nearsighted application. Honors: College Honor Society, 4; Scholarship to Duke Peace Conference, 3; Faculty Prize, 3 ; Class Honors, 1 , 2, 3, 4. Activities: Class Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club, 3, 4;Eag eStaff, 3; Aucola Staff, 3 ; Associate Editor, The Voice, 3 ; Athletic Committee, 3. META DEAN SCANTLIN, AX, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Major: English and Religion. Meta knows all the answers, in and out of classes. With a quiet personality, a slightly ironical smile, a beauty all her own, Meta stands for brilliant scholasticism well balanced with an equally brilliant social life. Honors: College Honor Society, 4 ; Class Honors, 1,2,3,4; Faculty Prize, 2. Activities: Alpha Chi, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 3); Eagle Staff, 1,2; Aucola Staff, 3 (As- sistant Editor, 3) ; Glee Club, 1,2,3,4; Student Council, 2 ; Student Christian Association, 2. ETHEL SHUMWAY, Canon City, Colorado. Major: Religion. She comes and goes quietly, doing her work conscientiously and completely. Other Colleges: Kansas City National Training School, 1,2. GORDON SIEVERS, IITM, BZ, Washington, D.C. Major: Economics. Even when he smiles he looks worried, even his laugh is preoccupied. Gordon is always coming back with work to do, or going to get more. Honors: Pi Gamma Mu, 3, 4( President, 4) ; Class Honors, 3 ; Brahmins, 4. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1,2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 3); Class President, 2; Athletic Committee, 2, 4; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 3; Associate Editor, 4); Aucola Staff, 3 (Business Manager, 3) ; Chairman Big Brother and Big Sister Committee, 2 ; German Club, 2; Student Christian Association, 3 ; Basketball, 2; Class Basketball, 1,3. SAMUEL SILVER, Wilmington, Delaware. Major: Political Science. Liberal, dauntless, vigorous, decisive, versatile; slightly set in his opinions, but ready to uphold them, Sam has the making of the true pioneer. Other Colleges: University of Delaware, 1,2. Activities: Varsity Debate, 3; International Relations Club, 3, 4; Class Basketball, 3, 4; Class Volley Ball, 3; Class Kittenball, 3; Class Soccer, 3; Ping-Pong, 4 (Captain, 4); Ed- itor, The Voice, 3. RUTH-MARTIN SIMPSON, AX, Takoma Park, Maryland. Major: Speech. Everybody knows Ruth-Martin ' s stately stage presence and Ethel Barrymore voice; everybody is familiar with her self-sacrificing and cooperative spirit. Honors: Brahmins, 4. Activities: Alpha Chi, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 4); Class Secretary, 3; Aucola Staff, 3 (As- sistant Editor, 3); Dramat, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4; 6 plays); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4); Choral Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Debate, 3, 4 (Women ' s Manager, 4); Class Basketball, 3 ; Spanish Club, 2; Brecky Club, 3, 4; Chairman, Class Day Committee, 4. A. EDWARD TEDESCO, OELL Chester, Pennsylvania. Major: Biology. Unhurried, unworried, anxious to get things done but not upset if they aren ' t, Teddy conceals a talent for poetry beneath his casual exterior. Activities: Omicron Epsilon Pi, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Football, 1; Class Basketball, Soccer, Kittenball, 1, 2, 3; Band, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 2, 3; Orchestra, 1 ; Ath- letic Committee 4 ; Student Christian Association, 2; Choral Club, 3 ; Eagle Staff, 1 . [56] George Sanderlin Meta Dean Scantlin Gordon Sievers Samuel Silver Ruth-Martin Simpson A. Edward Tedesco Richard Tuve Lloyd Tyler Geraldine Whitaker Gwynette Willis A U C L A RICHARD TUVE, BZ, Washington, D.C. Major: Chemistry. The blond young god of the chemistry department, the big, bad basso and operatic hero! The utter insanity of his lighter glee club moments, the wide blue eyes and innocent smile luring young ladies into the lab to smell of fiendish chemicals, and the saintly expres- sion he can assume in choir on Wednesdays, all combine to make Dick the thoroughly like- able and friendly six-footer that he is: Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Social Chairman, 3); Men ' s Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Director, 2, 3); Class Soccer, l;Orchestra, 1, 2;GermanClub, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 1,2,3,4; Dramat, 2, 3, 4 (4 plays). LLOYD S. TYLER, JR., Jesters, Rhodes Point, Maryland. Major: Religion. Lloyd has an unsuspecting, and incidentally misleading air, which, coupled with a broad grin and the glint in his blue eyes, makes him the center of an after-dinner crowd in the W.R.H. every night. You seldom catch him studying, but he must do it some time. At any rate, he can always stop to fool around a while and read the funnies. Activities: Jesters Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Oxford Fellowship, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian As- sociation, 1, 2; Class Teams, 1,3; Varsity Basketball, 2; French Club, 2, 3. GERALDINE WHITAKER, AX, Washington, D.C. Major: Psychology. Gerry may not be French, but she certainly looks it and talks it. Listening to Gerry hold forth in French makes one despair of one ' s own abilities. Gerry can do other things too, and, judging from her constant air of hurry, she has plenty of them to do. She is never flustered. Other Colleges: George Washington University, 1,2. Honors: Class Honors, 3. Activities: Alpha Chi, 3, 4; Brecky Club, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3, 4; Choral Club, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 3, 4; French Club, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 3, 4. GWYNETTE CLAUDIA WILLIS, Washington, D.C. Major: Education. Little, dark, dynamic, Willie doesn ' t mix much, but then she is much too busy taking and giving dancing, and teaching outside our walls. She flies around madly doing all these things and hasn ' t much time for foolishness. Other Colleges: Marjorie Webster, 1, 2, 3. ¥ [59] 9329 A U C L A Class of 1936 " Prefer et Obdura — Persist and Endure " Edward Hopper President Helen Shenton Vice-President Elizabeth MacDonald Secretary Elbridge Church Treasurer Meredith Smith Social Chairman, First Semester Edward Hopper . . Social Chairman, Second Semester " ALL the world ' s a stage and all the men and women merely players, " said Shake- speare. Let us draw the curtain on a part of that great stage and reveal a drama in- volving a few of those many players. Act I Edward Hopper, President; Mary Lesta Wakeman, Vice-President; Melvin Wheatley, Treasurer; Catherine Church, Secretary. The rising curtain reveals one of the leading players of the action. This lanky gentleman is in a melodrama, highly amusing to the Big and Little Brothers and Sisters. Soon thereafter the class receives its regalia of office as Freshmen and Freshwomen. Led by the new officers, after learning to walk with the assistance of the faculty and Kenneth Hoover, the class soon found adequate vent for its originality, talents, and money. It introduced the annual tag burial ceremony, the coffin on the field of battle, and a successful Freshman dance. One ingenious member proposed a live- stock and truck farm on the campus to provide employment and good fresh food simultaneously. Freshman athletic talents were not lacking on either the varsity basketball or football teams, but the frosh were overcome by their elders on Field Day. However, they turned the hose on the victorious sophs in the tug-of-war. In Dramat, " Jackie " MacDonald ' s appealing voice in the lead part added much to the production of H. M. S. Pinafore. Decorative as well as financial talent was evident in the convincingly Irish St. Patrick ' s Day Dance, which cleared a profit, thanks largely to the class social chairman, Worthington Houghton. Money flowed forth from freshman purses and pockets to furnish nearly half of the total A. U. Community Chest Fund. Act II Melvin Wheatley, President; Jeannette Howard, Vice-President; Worthington Houghton, Treasurer; Catherine Church, Secretary. The Student Council repre- sentative, Harold Warner, was returned with Mary Lesta Wakeman to join him. On the Gilbert and Sullivan stage, the class of ' 36 was represented by the charm- ing soprano, Helen Shenton; while in the non-musical drama the dignified Robert [Go] A U C L A Brundage, assisted by James Buffington and Elbridge Church, acted in Professor Hutchins ' productions. The sophomores were prominent in intercollegiate debate, featuring Robert Brundage, Frank Hoadley, Edward Hopper, Mary Lesta Wake- man, and Melvin Wheatley. Showing greater philanthropy than in the preceding year, the numerically smaller class contributed two-thirds of the total A. U. Com- munity Chest Fund. The class ' s originality extended itself again in the shape of a colorful, melodic " Spring Salute " in the Hurst Hall Assembly Room, the size of which gave an as- pect almost of a good-sized party and rendered the music and decorations very effective. Here one of the class student musicians appeared, tooting his saxophone. Besides these achievements, ' 36 boasted a considerable number of honor students, more than in its freshman year; the class women tied the juniors for the intramural hockey championship ; Hopper continued to rouse enthusiasm at athletic contests — " the best cheerleader in the United States, " as Coach Young called him in as- sembly, and Frank Hoadley and Worthington Houghton were elected to head the Aucola. Act III Entering upon the third act, the juniors achieved still further achievements. They were fortunate in retaining some of their old athletes and in acquiring a new star, namely Staff Cassell. Worthington Houghton, as advertising manager of the Eagle, was accompanied by a generous sprinkling of juniors on the business as well as on the editorial staffs. The Aucola Staff also has its full complement of juniors. To the list of intercollegiate debaters were added the names of Harriet Reed and Haylett Shaw, the latter a newcomer to the class ranks. Catherine Church read the Student Council minutes on Friday mornings and Mary Lesta Wakeman and Melvin Wheatley were sent to the NSFA convention. Several juniors have gained entrance to Beta Beta Beta, and women, mostly, have gained class honors. Fol- lowing its annual custom, the class presented a St. Valentine ' s Day Dance. The Junior Prom, held to the tune of Maxim Lowe ' s music, with Barnee as guest con- ductor, in the Gold Ballroom of the Shoreham Hotel, was the crowning achieve- ment of a successful year. [61 A U C L A EDWARD HOPPER, BZ, Washington, D.C. Major: English. We know Eddie as comedian, student, debater, politician, actor, arguer, mimic, excel- lent dancer, lightning change artist. He has all the equipment for a hilarious evening or an " A " exam. There is no end to Eddie ' s versatility, for wherever he chooses to go, he is sure to excel; it doesn ' t make any difference whether it is as a Shakespearean comedian, or the chairman of an important dance. Honors: Class Honors, 1. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3 (Seneschal, 3); Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3 (Vice-President, 2; President, 3); International Relations Club, 2, 3 (President, 3); Brecky Club, 2, 3 (Pres- ident, 2, 3); Class President, 1, 3 ; Cheerleader, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Staff, 1, 3; Debate, 2, 3 (As- sistant Manager, 2; Manager, 3); Chairman Freshman Rules Enforcement Committee, 2; Chairman Big Brother and Big Sister Committee, 3 ; Band, 1 , 2, 3 ; Handbook Committee, 1 , 2; Dramat 2, 3 (3 plays); Chairman Entertainment Committee N.S.F.A. 2; Aucola Staff, 3; Interfraternity Dance Committee, 3. HELEN SHENTON, M, Washington, D.C. Major: Economics. Slim, blonde, quiet, there is power underneath the aloofness. No one sways Helen against her will, and no one fools her. She is wide awake for emergencies and when there is some- thing to be done Helen will do it, apparently without too much effort. She has a soprano voice that does wonders with Gilbert and Sullivan and glee club solos. Honors: Class Honors, 1. Activities: Phi Mu, 2, 3 (Registrar, 3); Phi Sigma Beta, 1; French Club, 1, 2, 3 (Vice- President, 3); Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary-Treasurer, 2; Vice-President, 3); Student Christian Association, 1,2,3; Glee Club, 1,2,3 (Mikado, Pinafore) ; Choral Club, 1,2,3; Chorus, 3; Dramat, 2 (1 play); German Club, 2; Class Vice-President, 3; Aucola Staff, 3 (Assistant Editor, 3) ; Junior Prom Committee, 3. MERTON ELBRIDGE CHURCH, BZ, Falls Church, Virginia. Major: Economics. Big, tall, strong and handsome, governs the money destiny of his class, has a broad smile for everybody, plays an instrument in our band and his brother ' s orchestra very smoothly. Above all El gives sterling service wherever he sets his mind and hands to work. Other Colleges: U. S. Naval Academy, 1 . Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3); Dramat, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3; 2 plays); Glee Club, 1, 2; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 2); French Club, 1 ; Class Basketball, 1, 2 ; Band, 1,2; Class Treasurer, 3. ELIZABETH MacDONALD, M, Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania. Major: Spanish. Here is another golden-haired soprano, just as quiet and unassuming, just as sure to stick with a job till finished. Nothing from an aria to endless sorority correspondence stumps her. She has the gift of dignity and self-possession, coupled with the kind of charm Barrie meant. She goes quietly about her business and only once in a while does a pun escape. Honors: Representative Dorm Girl, 1 . Activities: Phi Mu, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3) ; Phi Sigma Beta, 1 ; Class Secretary, 3 ; Dickinson Club, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3 (Mikado and Pinafore); Choral Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 3; Spanish Club, 1 , 2, 3 ; French Club, 1 , 2, 3 ; Student Christian Association, 1,2,3; Women ' s House Government Association, 3. [62 EDWARD HOPPER President and Social Chairman HELEN SHENTON Vice-President ELBR1DGE CHURCH Treasurer ELIZABETH MACDONALD Secretary Ralph Andrews Alice Applegate Roger Barss Jeanne Beadle Randall Book Robert Brundage ft o Jay Buffington Robert Burbank Leonora Carpenter Stafford Cassell Catherine Albert Cooper A U C L A S. RALPH ANDREWS, BBB, Elkton, Maryland. Major: Biology. Honors: Beta Beta Beta, 2, 3 (President, 3). Activities: Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Aucola Staff, 3; French Club, 1, 2; German Club, 2,3; International Relations Club, 3 ; Glee Club, 2, 3 ; Chorus, 3. ALICE APPLEGATE, AX, Clarinda, Iowa. Major: English. Other Colleges : Clarinda Junior College, 1, 2. Activities: Alpha Chi, 3. ROGER P. BARSS, Corvallis, Oregon. Major: Economics. Other Colleges: Oregon State College, 1,2. Activities: Band, 3 ; Intercollegiate Ping Pong Team, 3. JEANNE BEADLE, OEII, Washington, DC. Major: Chemistry. Honors: Class Honors, 2, 3. Activities: German Club, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3) ;Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3 ; Class Hockey, 1,2. RANDALL BOOK, BZ, Alexandria, Virginia. Major: Chemistry. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1,2,3; Dramat, 2, 3 (2 plays) ; Glee Club, 1,2,3; Football, 3 ; Student Christian Association, 2; Band, 1 . ROBERT BRUNDAGE, A0 , Washington, DC. Major: Political Science. Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 1,2, 3 (Corresponding Secretary, 2 ; Treasurer, 3); Eagle Staff, 1 , 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 2,3); Glee Club, 1,2; Varsity Debate, 2,3; Brecky Club, 2, 3 (Treas- urer, 2); Dramat, I, 2, 3 (Secretary, 2; 3 plays); Class Basketball, 1, 2; Class Volley Ball, 1, 2 ; Class Horseshoes, 2 ; Intramural Football, 2 ; Ping Pong Team, 3 . JAY W. BUFFINGTON, J BZ, Baltimore, Maryland. Major: Economics. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1,2, 3 ; Dramat, (3 plays) ; Class Basketball, 1 , 2, 3 ; Class Base- ball, 1, 2, 3; Football, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 2, 3; Athletic Committee, 3; Eagle Staff, 2, 3. ROBERT C. BURBANK, Washington, DC. Major: Chemistry and Biology. Activities: Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1; Student Christian Association, 1; German Club, 3. LEONORA CARPENTER, Iron Mountain, Michigan. Major: Economics. Other Colleges: Frances Shimer Junior College, 1,2. Activities: Class Hockey, 3 ; Student Christian Association, 3. STAFFORD H. CASSELL, BZ, Galesburg, Illinois. Major: Religion Other Colleges: Dickinson Junior College, 1, 2. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 3 ; Football, 3 ; Basketball, 3 ; Dickinson Club, 3. CATHERINE EDITH CHURCH, IITM, EK, Washington, D.C. Major: Economics. Honors: Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Pi Gamma Mu, 3. Activities: Epsilon Kappa, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3); Class Secretary, 1,2; Student Council, 3 (Secretary, 3) ; " A " Club, 2, 3 (President, 3) ; Eagle Hockey Club, 1 , 2, 3 ; Class Sports, 1, 2, 3 ; Orange and Blue Teams, 1 , 2,3; Student Christian Association, 1,2,3 (Vice-President, 2 ; Commission Chairman, 3) ; Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3 ; Gym Class Leader, 2, 3. G. ALBERT COOPER, OEII, Washington, D.C. Major: Religion. Honors: Memorial Day Poetry Prize, 1 ; Class Honors, 2, 3. Activities: Choral Club, 1, 2, 3 ; Chorus, 3 ; Oxford Fellowship, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3) ; Student Christian Association, I, 2, 3 (Chairman Life Philosophy Group, 3); Freshman Week Com- mittee, 3; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3 (Manager, 3); Spanish Club, 2, 3 (President, 2); Omicron Epsilon Pi, I, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 2; President, 3); Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Aucola Staff, 3; Dramat, 3 (1 play). [6 5 ] A U C L A KATHERINE CUNNINGHAM, BBB, M, McLean, Virginia. Ma jor: Biology. Honors: Beta Beta Beta, 3 (Vice President, 3). Activities: Phi Sigma Beta, 1 ; Phi Mu, 2, 3 ; Class Sports, 2 ; International Relations Club, 2, 3; Debate, 1,2. HOWARD G. DUCKWORTH, Jesters, Providence, Rhode Island. Major: Economics. Activities: Jesters Club, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 2, 3; Varsity Football, 2; Hamilton House Association, 3 (President, 3); Dramat, 2 (1 play); Chairman Golf Com- mittee, 2 ; Class Sports, 1 , 2, 3. JEAN WARD FAIRCHILD, $M, Washington, D.C. Major: Romance Languages. Activities: Phi Sigma Beta, 2; Phi Mu, 2, 3 (Social Chairman, 3); Orchestra, 1, 2, 3; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Class Sports, 1, 2, 3; " A " Club, 3 ; French Club, 1, 2, 3 ; Spanish Club, 3 ; Aucola Staff, 2, 3 ; Glee Club, 3 (Assistant Accompanist, 3). HENRY PHILIP GILBERT, BZ, Washington, D.C. Major: Economics. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Staff, 1,2, 3; Glee Club, 2, 3. VIRGINIA GROVE, AX, Takoma Park, Maryland. Major: Economics. Honors: Class Honors, 2. Activities: Alpha Chi, 3 ; Women ' s House Government Association, 3 ; Class Sports, 2, 3 ; Glee Club, 3 ; Dramat, 3 ; Choral Club, 3 ; Spanish Club, 2 ; Student Christian Association, 3. GEORGEANNA HILD, Washington, D.C. Major: History. Activities: Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3 (Vice-President, 3); French Club, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3); Glee Club, 1,2,3; Student Christian Association, 1 ; Aucola Staff, 3 . FRANK T. HOADLEY, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Major: English. Honors: Class Honors, 1, 2. Activities: Aucola Staff, 1 , 2, 3 (Editor, 3) ; Eagle Staff, 1 , 2, 3 ; Debate, 1 , 2, 3 (Assistant Manager, 3); French Club, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3 ; Press Club, 3 ; Class Sports, 2 ; Brecky Club, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3). DONALD HOLLAR, Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Major: Philosophy. Other Colleges: Dickinson Junior College, 1 , 2. Activities: Oxford Fellowship, 3 ; Dickinson Club, 3 ; Band, 3. WORTHINGTON B. HOUGHTON, IOTM, A0$, Washington, D.C. Major: Economics. Honors: Brahmins, 3 ; Pi Gamma Mu, 3. Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 1, 2, 3; Press Club, 3 (Treasurer, 3); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Advertising Manager, 2, 3) ; Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Business Manager, 3) ; Class Treasurer, 2 ; Class Social Chairman, 1,2; Student Athletic Committee, 2, 3 (Chairman, 3 ) ; French Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3); Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3); Brecky Club, 2 (Social Chair- man, 2) ; Student Christian Association, 2, 3 ; Class Sports, 1 , 2, 3. MILDRED LOUISE KNIGHT, BBB, Madison, New Jersey. Aia or: Spanish and Biology. Honors: Beta Beta Beta, 3 (Secretary-Treasurer). Actii«J!e.s: Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary-Treasurer, 3); French Club, 3; " A " Club, 3; Eagle Hockey Club, 2, 3 ; Class Sports, 2, 3 ; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3. MARGARET ELIZABETH KOBER, Takoma Park, Maryland. Major: French. Activities: Student Christian Association, 1,2,3; French Club, 1,2,3. CAROL S. KOHEN, Amityville. New York. Major: Education. Other Colleges: Marjorie Webster, 1, 2, 3. [66] Kathcrine Cunningham Howard Duckworth Jean Fairchild Philip Gilbert Virginia Grove Georgeanna Hild Frank Hoadlcy Donald Hollar Worthington Houghton Louise Knight Margaret Kober Carol Kohen Berenice Lown Catherine Midelburg Chester Morrill Edith Niemtzow Donald Pollock Edward Porter Harriet Reed Margaret Reeder Elizabeth Samson Elizabeth Sands Haylett Shaw- Esther Smith A U C L A BERENICE L. LOWN, AX, Spearfish, South Dakota. Major: English. Other Colleges: Black Hills Teachers College, 2. Activities: Alpha Chi, 1, 3; Glee Club, 1,3; Dramat, 3 (1 play); Spanish Club, 3; Ang- lican Club, 1,3. CATHERINE MIDELBURG, Swagger, Charleston, West Virginia. Major: Political Science. Other Colleges: Mary Baldwin College, 1,2. Activities: Swagger Club, 3. CHESTER MORRILL, Jr., BZ, Chevy Chase, D.C. Major: Economics. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3 ; French Club, 1, 2, 3 ; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2 (Pianist, 1,2); Male Quartet, 1, 2 (Pianist, 1,2); Debate, 2, 3; Class Sports, 1,2,3; Assistant Cheerleader, 1,2. EDITH N1EMTZOW, Freehold, New Jersey. Major: Mathematics. Other Colleges: Hood College, I, 2. Activities. French Club, 3 ; Hockey Club, 3. DONALD POLLOCK, Jesters, Washington, D.C. Major: History. Activities: Jesters Club, 1,2,3; Football, 1 ; Anglican Club, 1 , 2, 3 ; Eagle Staff, 3 ; French Club, 1,2; Class Sports, 1,2,3. EDWARD PORTER, AG . Ellerslie, Maryland. Major: Religion. Activities: Alpha Theta Phi, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3) ; Oxford Fellowship, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3); Football, 2; Basketball, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3 (Vice-President, 3); Athletic Committee, 3 ; Glee Club, 1,3; Class Sports, 1,2. HARRIET REED, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Major: French and Education. Honors: Class Honors, 1 , 2, 3. Activities: French Club, 1,2,3; Aucola Staff, 3 (Sub-Assistant Editor) ; Student Christian Association, 2, 3 ; Debate, 2, 3. MARGARET KIMBLE REEDER, M, Hughesville, Pennsylvania. Major: English. Other Colleges: Dickinson Junior College, 1 , 2. Activities: Phi Mu, 3 (Pledge President, 3); Glee Club, 3; Choral Club, 3; Chorus, 3; Student Christian Association, 3 ; Class Hockey, 3 ; Dickinson Club, 3. ELIZABETH SAMSON, Takoma Park, Maryland. Major: Political Science and History. Activities: Eagle Staff, 1,2; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3. ELIZABETH SANDS, Marblehead, Massachusetts. Major: Education. Other Colleges: Marjorie Webster, 1, 2. HAYLETT B. SHAW, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Major: Psychology and Economics. Honors: Class Honors, 1. Activities: Student Christian Association, 1, 2; International Relations Club, 2; Glee Club, 1 , 2 (Mikado) ; Debate, 1,2; French Club, 1,2; Aucola Staff, 1 , 2 (Assistant Editor, 2); Choral Club, 1,2. ESTHER M. SMITH, M, Washington, D.C. Major: Chemistry. Honors: Class Honors, 1 , 2, 3 ; Representative Dorm Girl, 2 ; 4 M Scholarship Cup, 3 . Activities: Phi Mu, 2, 3 (Historian, 3); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Dramat, 1, 2, 3 (3 plays); French Club, 1, 2, 3; German Club, 2, 3; Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Aucola Staff, 3 (Assistant Editor, 3 ) ; Brecky Club, 2 ; Junior Prom Committee, 3 . [6 9 ] A U C L A MEREDITH SMITH, EK, Clarendon, Virginia. Major: English. Other Colleges: Mar jorie Webster, 1. Activities: Epsilon Kappa, 2, 3; Glee Club, 2, 3; Dramat, 2, 3 (1 play); Anglican Club, 2; Poetry Club, 2; Westerner Club, 2, 3 ; Class Social Chairman, 3. MARGARET L. SPILLER, Washington, DC. Major: Religion. Honors: Class Honors, 1, 2, 3. Activities: French Club, 1 ; Student Christian Association, 2, 3. LUCILE STALKER, EK, Washington, DC. Major: History. Other Colleges: Elmira College, 1. Honors: Class Honors, 2. Activities: Epsilon Kappa, 2, 3; Eagle Staff, 2, 3 (Managing Editor, 3); Aucola Staff, 3 (Associate Editor, 3); Glee Club, 2; Choral Club, 2; Anglican Club, 2; Student Christian Association, 2, 3 ; German Club, 2, 3. HELEN SWANSON, Swagger, Marblehead, Massachusetts. Major: Education. Other Colleges: Marjorie Webster, 1, 2. Activities: Swagger Club, 3 (Pledge President, 3). HUGH M. TATE, Jr., 4 BZ, Washington, D.C. Major: History and Economics. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, 3 ; Class Treasurer, 1, 3; Football, 2; Class Sports, 1,2,3; Student Athletic Committee, 2; Dramat, 2 (1 play); Band, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2; Student-Faculty Chapel Committee, 2. E. ALICE THOMPSON, 4 M, Newburgh, New York. Major: Education. Other Colleges: Dickinson Junior College, 1, 2. Activities: Phi Mu, 3 ; Student Christian Association, 3 ; French Club, 3 ; Dickinson Club, 3 ; Eagle Hockey, 3 ; Class Sports, 3. HOWARD THOMPSON, BZ, Newburgh, New York. Major: History. Other Colleges: Dickinson Junior College, 1, 2. Activities: Phi Beta Zeta, 3 ; Football, 3 ; Basketball, 3 ; Dickinson Club, 3. LOIS ROSE THOMPSON, Newton, Kansas. Major: Religion. Other Colleges: Kansas City National Training School, 1 ; Western Reserve University, 2. MARY LESTA WAKEMAN, AX, Washington, D.C. Major: Economics and Speech. Honors .-Class Honors, 1, 2; Delegate to N.S.F.A. Convention, 2, 3. Activities: Alpha Chi, 1, 2, 3 (Pledge Chairman, 3); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Managing Editor, 3); Class Vice-President, 1; Assistant Cheerleader, 1; Student Council Representative, 2; " A " ' Club, 2, 3; French Club, 1 ; Chairman All-College Weiner Roast, 2; Secretary Inter- fraternity Council, 3; Brecky Club, 2, 3 (Vice-President, 2, 3); Band, 3; Student Christian Association, 1,2,3; Debate, 2, 3 ; Student Comptroller, 3. HAROLD L. WARNER, Jesters, Lovettsville, Va. Major: Chemistry and Physics Activities: Jesters Club, 3; Alpha Theta Phi, 1, 2 (Secretary, 2); Student Council Rep- resentative, 1, 2, 3. MELVIN E. WHEATLEY, Jr., $BZ, Middletown, Delaware. Major: Religion. Honors: Brahmin Honor Society, 3 ; Class Honors, 1 , 2. Activities: Oxford Fellowship, 1,2,3 (Secretary, 2 ; Vice-President, 3) ; Phi Beta Zeta, 1 , 2, 3 (Chaplain, 3); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3); Spanish Club, 1, 2 (Secretary-Treasurer, 2); Class Treasurer, 1; Class President, 2; Student Council, 3; In- tramural Sports, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, 2; Debate, 2, 3; Handbook Committee, 2; Student- Faculty Social Committee, 3. BETTY WHEELER, M, OEII, Washington, D.C. Major: English. Honors: Class Honors, 3. Activities: Phi Mu, 2, 3 (Editor, 2, 3); Phi Sigma Beta, 1; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3) ; Dramat, 3 (2 plays) ; Aucola Staff, 3 (Associate Editor, 3) ; Eag e Staff, 2, 3 ; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3, Student Council Social Com- mittee, 3 ; Anglican Club, 1,2,3; Class Committees, 3 . 70] Meredith Smith Margaret Spiller Lucile Stalker Helen Swanson Hugh Tate Alice Thompson Howard Thompson Lois Thompson Mary Lesta W ' akeman " f W m »■ • in Harold Warner Melvin Wheatley Betty Wheeler H. Elizabeth Wilkins Winthrop Wolfe JUNIOR SNAPSHOTS A U C L A H. ELIZABETH WILKINS, Swagger, Washington, D.C. Major: Art. Activities: French Club, 1, 2, 3 ; Swagger Club, 1, 2, 3. WINTHROP C. WOLFE, Washington, D.C. Major: Chemistry Activates: Westerner Club, 1,2,3; Glee Club, 1 ; Aucola Staff, 3 (Sub-Assistant Editor 3) ■ German Club, 3. ' •■ ' • ¥ [73] A U C L A ss of 1937 Sidney Sachs President Margaret LeMasters Vice-President Margaret Walker Secretary Wesley Dodge Treasurer, First Semester Carl Stevens Treasurer, Second Semester THE Sophomore Class looks back upon its first year at A. U. with pride because it was the beginning of a lasting spirit of cooperation and friendship. The class was at first aided by the leadership of Joe Thomas and showed its prominence in defeating the sophomores on field day. After taking its government under the presidency of Bob Tinker in its own hands, the progress of the class was rapid. Representatives were to be found on the athletic fields and among lists of honor students, on the Aucola and Eagle staffs, and in dramatic productions. The class started out last fall with the usual initiation of the Freshman Class. Sidney Sachs, as chairman of the Freshman Rules Enforcement Committee, ac- complished this purpose under a great handicap, namely, the freshmen themselves. The activities were livened by kidnappings of both freshmen and sophomores. Many young men became acquainted unwillingly with obscure roads in Maryland and Virginia. The main aim, that of instilling spirit in the freshmen, undoubtedly was accomplished. Class basketball began with a bang ; the class team appeared in uniforms of scar- let and gray, the class colors. These class colors appeared much in prominence about the time that painting the campus was in vogue, on the eve of field day. The Class of ' 37 has been active in many activities around the school. Bob Hill and Bill Leith upheld the honor of the class on the basketball team. The sophomore girls predominated in the chorus trip in Pennsylvania at the beginning of the second semester, when Nancy Brehm, Dorothy Bennett, Maxwell Galloway, Polly Leh- man, Ethel Whitlow, and Margaret Woods were among the choristers. Polly Lehman has represented the class this year as acc ompanist of both the Women ' s Glee Club and the special chorus group. On the platform, Sidney Sachs represented his class in the first debate of the year, speaking against Perm. State. And Betty Stephan and Bob Tinker spoke for the class in intercollegiate debates. On the Eagle staff, the class was represented by Jean Snavely, cartoonist; Polly Lehman, columnist ; Anna Mae Browne, Doris Hall, Patricia Paxton, Janet Rastall, Carl Stevens, Ethel Whitlow, and many others. Sophomores have played a larger part in the production of this Aucola than any A. U. yearbook in recent years. Frances Page, art editor, and Carl Stevens, ad- vertising manager, were outstanding. The sophomores again upheld the tradition that second-year classes present the spring dance. The date was March 22. Louisa Stuart was the chairman of the dance committee for this function and for last year ' s " star " dance. The Chancellor and Mrs. Gray gave the class one of its first opportunities to meet socially at an informal reception. The class members wandered around with their names on their backs and became better acquainted with one another and with the faculty. Representing the class on the Student Council were Bob McRae and Frances Page. Ralph Winslow was appointed class parliamentarian. His advice was needed greatly at some of the heated class discussions. [74] SIDNEY SACHS President MARGARET LE MASTERS MARGARET WALKER Vice-President Secretary WESLEY DODGE Treasurer Eicher, Jones, Pearce, Bryant, Coulson, Hummer, McRae Stevens, Miller, Pender, Snavely, Rastall, Furst, Courtney, Zens, Drager, Tinker Slinn, Shirer, Hatchett, M. Stevenson, H. Sanderlin, Hankinson, B. Cohen, Lehman, Brchm, Page Spratt, Woods, M. Hall, Powell, Stone, Browne, Whitlow, Warthen, M. Ward, R. Ward Tievsky, Payne, Paxton, Brougher, Stephan, Brattain, Showacre, Hale, Rawls. Tansill, Lcith Scott, P. Corkran, Harbaugh, Lc Masters, Sachs, Walker, Dodge, D. Bennett, Lathrop, R. Hill NOT IN PICTURE Borbe, Brawner, Buckingham, Clarke, Clough, Galloway, W. Gray, D. Hall, Harrah, Marino, Odom, Rhodes, Stuart, Sunderland, Swanton, Thrasher, Tolman, Wilcox, Willard. Winslow SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN SNAPSHOTS SOPHOMORE-FRESHMAN RIVALRY OLIN SMITH President HELENE KAUSE RUTH HUMPHREYS EARL HUELSTER Vice-President Secretarv Treasurer Carlo, Waldo, Huelster, Magarity, Strawser, Diggs, Fuchs W. Thompson, Dick, Benjamin, Getz, Eneix, Laise, Lambke, Evaul, Jordan, Brough.Kernahan, Wrenn, C. Corkran, Branson, Bartle. J. Applegate R. Taylor, Mallard, Stricklcr, Birdseye, Kirby, Marschall, B. Rogers, Olmsted, Tressel, Wright, Masi, R. Stevenson, Cochran, O. Smith, Gillette, Covert, Hansborough M. Cohen, Ingbcrg, Garrett, Coan, Davis, Wyman, Gottshall, Maris, Griswold, Paddock, Meininger, Livingston, Britton, Fox Craig, Yoon, Disbrow, Fracker, M. Harris, Harllee. Bateman, McNeeley, R. Carroll, Meyers, May, Hanawalt, Porterfield Long, Cowles, P. Hill, Kauffman, Tabb, Johnson, Boyd, A. Allen, Tenny, Copenhafer, Sixbey, Dean, M. Clark, Dove, A. Shaw Humphreys, Yeager, Edwards, Aiken, Stephenson, Hocker, Tresnon, Pcttit, D. Hild, Frank, L. Harris, K. Taylor, Silbersberg, Kause, Williams, Bentlcy not IN picture — M. Allen, Briggs, Burklin, Camalicr, B. Carroll, Holmgrccn. K. Knapp, McCray, Palmer, Post, Roberts, D. Smith, T. Smith. R. Thompson A U C L A Class of 1938 Olin Smith President Helene Kause Vice-President, First Semester Kathryn Taylor Vice-President, Second Semester Ruth Humphreys Secretary Earl Huelster Treasurer THE Class of 1938 increased the student body of American University by 132 Freshmen — the largest class in the history of the University. Their identity was established by the usual rules and green paraphernalia. During this period, Jack Hoover, as vice-president of the Student Council, presided over class meetings and gave the youngsters advice as to how to conduct themselves. His lessons were more widely appreciated than the more forceful ones administered by Sophomore Sidney Sachs. The enthusiastic rivalry with the Sophomore class terminated the 1934 field day. The Frosh teams showed fine spirit and superior athletic ability in downing the Sophs in two of the three events. Further achievements were made by the girls ' hockey team later in the season, although few of the members had played before coming to A.U. The Freshman team was the only one which did not meet defeat in the interclass games. Freshman girls tied them and beat the Sophs; beat the Juniors ; and tied the Seniors. At the reception by the Chancellor and Mrs. Gray, the Freshmen had an oppor- tunity to become better acquainted with each other and with the faculty. The suc- cess of the Freshman Dance with La Grande Orchestra in December gave evidence that the class was working as a unit despite its short period of organization. After nominating nearly everyone in the class for one or more of the offices, elections were held November 9. In addition to the regular officers, Robert Livingston was chosen Student Council member. The executive committee drew up a constitution which was finally accepted on February 1. The Freshman Class was represented in Candida, the Christmas play, by Duane Covert as the preacher husband of Candida and by Martin Meyers as Marchbanks, the sentimental young poet lover. The men not only formed good class teams, but also won places on the varsity squads. Outstanding were Bugs Hanawalt, Shorty Strawser, Jim Applegate, Bob Taylor, Walter Dick, Cub Sixbey, and Bob Gillette. The Freshman Class tried an entirely new experiment this year, the publication of a newspaper at one cent a copy, The Green Keyhole, which saw and reported everything it shouldn ' t have. With Frank Diggs as editor, the paper was a great success. Freshmen also won places for themselves in other college activities. Jane Getz represented the class on the varsity debate squad, and Lew Frank soon became as- sistant editor of the Eagle. The Aucola drew Fred Boyd, Clarence Corkran, Grace Kirby, Martin Meyers, Rowland Roberts, and Elaine Tenny. In addition several Freshmen went on the choral trip. In spite of this vigorous participation in extra-curricular activities, the class of ' 38 took the lead in honor students with fourteen of its members attaining this high distinction — almost twice as many as any other class. [79] " ' Tush! ' said Obstinate, ' away with your book! ' " — THE PILGRIM ' S PROGRESS CHAPTER FOUR Organizations FOR the first time this year, the student body made an effort to systematize campus organizations. During Scott Crampton " s abbreviated term of office as student pres- ident, machinery was put into operation to analyze the benefits and functions of every organization on the campus, with a view to issuing or refusing charters to clubs and activities on a basis of their value. When Mr. Crampton was graduated in January, John Hoover, vice-president of the Student Council, was elected to suc- ceed him without opposition, running on a platform of continuing the policies al- ready begun. An immediate result of the charter system was the adoption of more strenuous and more diversified programs for the year. Some organizations which in the past had been little more than Aucola pictures began to have regular meetings with out- standing guest speakers and stimulating discussions. Prominent persons such as Edwin Markham, Lothrop Stoddard, Dr. Mendelsohn-Bartholdy and Dr. Elmer A. Leslie came to the campus. The Eagle and Aucola won honors in intercollegiate competitions, and the debate team had its best season in years. The S.C.A. forums became centers of student interest, and programs of the language clubs were en- larged upon. For the second consecutive year, the high school clubs joined in a Brecky-Westerner Dance, and for the first time the glee clubs joined in sponsoring a mixed chorus. With such an extended sphere of usefulness on the part of the campus organiza- tions, perhaps the wide-awake student, like Obstinate, has some justification for ex- claiming, " Away with the book ! " SCOTT CRAMPTON Student President First Semester JOHN HOOVER Student President Second Semester Si] ANN HENDERSON Editor-in-Chief MARTIN ALLWINE Business Manager EAGLE STA1 A U C L A The American Eagle EDITORIAL BOARD Editor-in-Chief M. Ann Henderson [Kirkley Coulter Associate Editors I Charles Jarvis (Gordon Sievers A f„„„„,„„ KW.-w, Lucile Stalker Managing editors x . T ,,, 6 6 (Mary Lesta Wakeman Art Editor Jean Snavely Sports Editor Lewis Frank Faculty Adviser Mr. George L. Sixbey Assistant Editors Anna Mae Browne, Frank Diggs, Patricia Paxton, Janet Rastall, Ethel Whitlow Copy Readers Richard Carroll, Mildred Kernahan, Mildred Paddock, Rowland Roberts, Elaine Tenny, Edward Thrasher, Raymond Wrenn Staff Albert Cooper, Carol Furst, Doris Hall, Ruth Hudson, Earl Huelster, Katherine Ingberg, Jane Jordan, Helene Kause, Nancy Belle Kemphfer, Joseph Masi, Philip McCray, Martin Meyers, Elizabeth Rogers, Mary Rucker, Kathryn Taylor, and Frances Williams Contributors Arnold Fort, Pierce Gelsinger, Frank Hoadley, Edward Hopper, Mary Lehman, Betty Stephan, Betty Wheeler BUSINESS BOARD Business Manager Martin Allwine Advertising Manager. . . .Worthington B. Houghton Assistant Advertising Manager Carl Stevens Circulation Manager Margaret Moses Faculty Auditor Dr. Lowell F. Huelster Staff Charles Jarvis, Nancy Belle Kemphfer, Ernest Levin, Pauline Pariseau, Esther Smith, Richard Hummer, Carl Stevens, Ruth Ward, Fred Boyd For the first time in the history of the University, the editor of The Eagle was a woman — Ann Henderson. She proved her efficiency by producing a timely and widely read paper enlivened by feature stories, special columns, letters to the editor. Inaugurating a new system in the middle of the year, she dismissed all orna- mental staff members, and promoted those who worked diligently to more respon- sible positions. During this regime The Eagle received honorable mention at the annual con- vention of the Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association. Another noteworthy annual event was the Publications Banquet held in March. The main speaker was Mrs. Genevieve Forbes Herrick, one of the country ' s leading women journalists. Kirkley Coulter and Charles Jarvis were appointed joint editors- in-chief to succeed Ann Henderson, whose term expired. [8 3 ] A U C L A The Aucola EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Frank Hoadley , . , c-,., Lucile Stalker Associate Edttors | Betty Wheeler Art Editor Frances Page Assistant Art Editor Jean Snavely Advisory Editor Kirkley Coulter Faculty Adviser Mr. George L. Sixbey Assistant Editors Herwil Bryant, Maynard Eicher, James Rawls (First Semester), Haylett Shaw, Helen Shenton, and Esther Smith. Sub-assistant Editors William Powell, Janet Rastall, Harriet Reed, Rowland Roberts, Ethel Whitlow, and Winthrop Wolfe. Staff Writers Ralph Andrews, Fred Boyd, Albert Cooper, Clarence Corkran, Rhoda Coulson, Jean Fairchild, Doris Hall, Georgeanna Hild, Edward Hopper, Grace Kirby, Elaine Tenny, Margaret Woods, and Raymond Wrenn. BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager Worthington B. Houghton Advertising Manager Carl Stevens Faculty Auditor Dr. Lowell F. Huelster Staff Members Elwood Backenstoss, Roger Barss, Beverly Cohen, Daniel Hild, and Chester Morrill, Jr. THIS year marks the inauguration of a new Aucola constitution, under which the annual is changed from a publication of the junior class alone, to an all-college project backed by the Student Council. The purpose of the new organization, which was promoted by Kirkley Coulter, last year ' s editor, is to keep the Aucola a permanent organization with experienced people working on it. The editor and business manager are juniors during the year they serve, but the other members of the staff may be drawn from any class in the college. The staff this year has been chosen from all classes on a basis of merit. The Aucola is supervised by a governing board which consists of the present editor, present business manager, past editor, past business manager, faculty ad- viser, faculty auditor, and student president. The new editor and business manager are chosen by the governing board. This board also determines the financial policy, requiring that the budget must be balanced each year. Profits from one year will be kept in a special fund to pay the deficits of any succeeding year. [84] FRANK HOADLEY Editor WORTHIXGTON ' HOUGHTON Business Manager AUCOLA STAFF A U C L A EARL KERNAHAN DONALD J. SHERBONDY M. ANN HENDERSON Delta Sigma Rho Dean George B. Woods . President M. Ann Henderson . Historian and Treasurer Earl Kernahan ' 34. Vice-President Donald J. Sherbondy Faculty Sponsor EVERY debater at the American University aspires to membership in the local chapter of Delta Sigma Rho, the national honorary fraternity founded in 1906. With more than 65 active chapters, Delta Sigma Rho is the outstanding group of its kind in the nation. Every debate coach of this university has been a member. Membership requirements include a high scholastic standing, active work in varsity debating for two years, and participation in at least three intercollegiate debates. Active Members: Dean George B. Woods, Mr. Arthur Flcmming, Mr. Donald J. Sherbondy, and Ann Henderson. Election of new members is held each spring at the conclusion of the debate season. ARTHUR S. FLEMMING GEORGE B. WOODS 86 A U C L A DEBATE SQUAD THE debate squad completed the season successfully. A total of 45 students were enrolled in debate work, of whom twenty were varsity debaters. The varsity debate question was " Resolved, that the nations of the world should agree to prevent the international shipment of arms and munitions. " The men de- bated Maryland, Pennsylvania State, University of Pennsylvania. Ohio Wesleyan (twice), Oberlin (twice), University of Cincinnati (twice), Rutgers, West Virginia Wesleyan, Wooster, and Emory University. The debate with the University of Maryland was broadcast over station WMAL. The women met Western Maryland, Pennsylvania State, William and Mary (twice), University of Georgia (twice), Emory University, and Ohio Wesleyan. In its practice debates the preparatory squad revealed much new material for the next varsity squad. As is the custom, two questions were debated. They were " Resolved, that the several states should adopt legislation providing to the citizens, at nominal cost, general medical care and the services of hospitals and physicians, " and " Resolved, that the United States should agree to grant naval parity to Japan. " Varsity Squad: Robert Brundage, Elbridge Church, Kirkley Coulter, Carol Furst, Jane Getz, Doris Hall, Ann Henderson, Frank Hoadley, Edward Hopper, Reel McFarland, Robert McRae, Chester Morrill, Harriet Reed, Sidney Sachs, Haylett Shaw, Virginia Slinn, Betty Stephan, Robert Tinker, Mary Lesta Wakeman, Mel- vin Wheatley. Preparatory Squad: Mary Bateman, Frederick Boyd, Charles Camalier, Richard Carroll, Clarence Corkran, Duane Covert, Natalie Disbrow, Walter Edwards, Lewis Frank, Earl Huelster, Kathryn Ingberg, Grace Kirby, Martin Meyers, Margaret Moses, Lucile Olmsted, William Powell, John Struble, Joe Sullivan, Elaine Tenny, William Tresnon, Benjamin Waldo, Raymond Wrenn, Bernice Wyman. 87 CANDIDA (above) THE WINTER S TALE (below) A U C L A Dramatic Club Barbara Anne Pierce President Ruth-Martin Simpson Vice-President Frances Fellows Secretary Elbridge Church Treasurer DRAMAT has been in operation since the first year of the college under the direction of Professor Will Hutchins. The purpose of the club is to further students ' interest in this ancient profession, and at the same time to entertain the non-participants. During 1934 the club produced two successes — Shakespeare ' s The Winter ' s Tale, on May 11, and George Bernard Shaw ' s Candida, on December 19. The gymnasium was packed for both performances. Since 1927 it has been the custom of Dramat to give its version of various Shakes- peare plays every spring. All of the shows are given in the true Shakespearean man- ner. The cast of The Winter ' s Tale consisted of the following : Randall Book, George Borsari, Myrta Bronson, Robert Brundage, Richard Buckingham, Jay Buffington, Elbridge Church, Ray Clarke, John Coulter, Howard Duckworth, Arnold Fort, Betty Gray, Owenita Harrah, Ann Henderson, Harlan Hendrick, Edward Hopper, Richard Hummer, Hazel Kirk, Larry McLendon, Ariel McNinch, Merle Randall, Mercedes Rockefeller, Helen Shenton, Ruth-Martin Simpson, Meredith Smith, James Spratt, Betty Stephan, Richard Tuve, Eleanor Waite, Harold Warner, George White, Harriett Wilkins. The winter productions of the club have been famous plays by modern authors, such as Oscar Wilde, Henrik Ibsen, Edna Ferber, and George Bernard Shaw. Candida had only six characters, each important. These parts were taken by Emory Bucke, Duane Covert, Betty Gray, Edward Hopper, Martin Meyers, and Mercedes Rockefeller. The career of Professor Hutchins, before he came to the university as Professor of Art and Director of Dramatics, was that of a professional actor, specializing in char- acter roles. Not only is he known locally, but over the entire country his name is symbolic of a good production. The stage crew — an unseen but important faction — includes Herwil Bryant, Fran- ces Fellows, Pierce Gelsinger, Virginia Hall, Eugene Johnson, Larry McLendon, Emily Nicklas, Barbara Pierce, Martha Skidmore, and Betty Wheeler. Members: Mary Bateman, Randall Book, Emory Bucke, Beverly Cohen, Albert Cooper, Duane Covert, Beatrice Craig, Edward Hopper, Arnold Fort, William Fox, Ruth Humphreys, Eugene Johnson, Martin Meyers, Margaret Moses, Gertrude Moulton, Mary Pender, Mercedes Rockefeller, Helen Shenton, Esther Smith, Ruth Stone, Howard Thompson, William Thompson, Jimmy Waldo, Harold Warner, and Betty Wheeler. A U C L A Dr. Holton President Dr. Huelster Secretary-Treasurer IN early autumn Dr. Holton was elected president to fill the place left vacant by the death of Dr. Harold Golder. At this time three new students, Meta Dean Scantlin, George Sanderlin, and Dorothy Kirsch were elected to membership. In February, George Barber, Elwood Backenstoss, and Emily Coleman were received into the society. The College Honor Society aims to encourage the intellectual life of the college. Faculty Members: Miss Mary Louise Brown, Miss Cornelia M. Cotton, Dr. Edward W. Engel, Dr. William B. Holton, Dr. Lowell F. Huelster, Professor Will Hutchins, Dr. Glenn F. Rouse, Dr. Walter F. Shenton, Mr. Donald J. Sherbondy, Dr. George B. Woods, Dr. Almon R. Wright. Alumni Members: Cecelia Sheppard, ' 27; Hattie Teachout, ' 28; Roland Rice, ' 29; Sara Roher, ' 29; Pauline Frederick, ' 30; Winston Manning, ' 30; Janie Scantlin Rice, ' 30; Dorothea Belz, ' 31; Audrey Belt, ' 32; Margaret Cross, ' 32; W. Yule Fisher, ' 32; Mary J. B. Mueller, ' 32; Genevieve Spence Blew, ' 33; Alice Louise Ford, ' 33 ; Harold Harbaugh, ' 33 ; Anne King, ' 33 ; Robert Marcus, ' 33 ; Sara Motley, ' 33 ; Elizabeth Towne, ' 33 ; Edward Davidson, ' 34. Undergraduate Members: George Barber, Elwood Backenstoss, Emily Coleman, Dorothy Kirsch, George Sanderlin, Meta Dean Scantlin. Beta Beta Beta Ralph Andrews President Katherine Cunningham Vice-President and Historian Louise Knight Secretary-Treasurer THE Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national honorary biological fraternity, held its formal initiation February 21 in the advanced laboratory in Hurst Hall. On April 26 the active members sponsored a banquet, which was attended by the associate members and alumni. It was given in honor of Professor Varrelman, head of the Department of Biology, as an expression of gratitude for his enthusiastic leadership in the department during the past ten years. Alice Lee, the chapter president last year, was awarded third prize in the national Beta Beta Beta Annual Undergraduate Research Contest. Biennially the chapter sponsors a science show which is well attended by pro- fessors and students of other educational institutions in the vicinity. Requirements for election into the organization are superior work in the depart- ment and a genuine interest in science. Prizes are offered annually in elementary biology courses to students who have done outstanding work. Members: Miss Cornelia M. Cotton, Mr. Ferdinand A. Varrelman, Ralph An- drews, Katherine Cunningham, Stephen Hatchett, Louis Heiss, Frances Knapp, Louise Knight. Associate Members: Samuel French, Gertrude Moulton, Benjamin Shirer. [90] COLLEGE HONOR SOCIETY (above) BETA BETA BETA (below) MARKHAM WITH OMICRON EPSILON PI (above) PRESS CLUB (below) A U C L A Ounicron Epsilon Pi Albert Cooper President Betty Wheeler Secretary Mercedes Rockefeller Treasurer Dr. Coleman O. Parsons Sponsor ON October 29, Edwin Markham, the eighty-two year old poet and author of the world famous " Man with the Hoe, " came to the campus as a guest of Omicron Epsilon Pi, the college poetry club. He lunched with the club and spent the afternoon reciting some of his poems and giving the members his opinions on the greatest poets of the world. He was photo- graphed with the group by some of the local newspapers. In the evening, Mr. Markham addressed an all-college audience. In November, as a result of the poems submitted by prospective members of the club and judged by Dr. Parsons, seven students were admitted. Also in Nov- vember, a social meeting was held at the home of Albert Cooper. All members of the club but one submitted entries to the poetry contest spon- sored in January by the American Association of University Women. Mary Pender was awarded an honorable mention in this contest. Professor Hutchins addressed the club at a spring meeting. Members: Jeanne Beadle, Albert Cooper, Duane Covert, Carol Furst, Owenita Harrah, Eugene Johnson, Ariel McNinch, Mary Pender, Mercedes Rockefeller, George Sanderlin, Wilbert Strickler, Angelo Tedesco, Elaine Tenny, and Betty Wheeler. Press Club Kirkley Coulter President Robert Brundage Vice-President Gordon Sievers Secretary Worthington Houghton Treasurer ONE of the most recent campus organizations is the Press Club. Organized during the past year as an honorary journalistic fraternity with the purpose of recognizing achievements in connection with college publications, it aims to give student leaders in this field opportunity to express a unified opinion on important univer- sity matters. Membership at present is limited to men who have attained the rank of at least assistant editor or assistant business manager after serving two years on a recog- nized campus publication. The club is looking forward to ultimate nationalization. Members: Dr. Lowell F. Huelster, Mr. George L. Sixbey, Martin Allwine, Robert Brundage, Kirkley Coulter, Pierce Gelsinger, Frank Hoadley, Worthington Houghton, Charles Jarvis, Gordon Sievers. [93] A U C L A French Club Worthington Houghton President Helen Shenton Vice-President Georgeanna Hild Secretary AT the first meeting of the French Club, in addition to several musical selections, M. Liotard gave a talk and members of the club presented La Surprise d ' Isador. At the November meeting two farces, Un Arriviste, and Dans Un Ascenseur were presented, and M. Liotard arranged a Christmas pageant for December. During the second semester a meeting was devoted to French Switzerland. At the March meeting the club featured a musical program. Two plays by Moliere were presented in April. Members: James Applegate, Elwood Backenstoss, George Barber, Dorothy Bennett, Martha Brawner, Doris Brougher, Mary Buckingham, Anita Clark, Genevieve Coan, Clarence Corkran, Pauline Corkran, Rhoda Coulson, Kirkley Coulter, Margaret Courtney, Susan Drager, Florence Evans, Jean Fairchild, Doris Fracker, Carol Furst, Frances Garrett, Bessie Hale, Mildred Harris, Sara Haw- becker, Georgeanna Hild, Frank Hoadley, Worthington Houghton, Helene Kause, Mildred Kemahan, Louise Knight, Margaret Kober, Mary Lathrop, Margaret LeMasters, Elizabeth MacDonald, Frank Marino, Margaretta Mcllvaine, Chester Morrill, Jr., Edith Niemtzow, Lucile Olmsted, Patricia Paxton, Mary Pender, Janet Rastall, Harriet Reed, Rowland Roberts, Betty Samson, Charles Severson, Haylett Shaw, Helen Shenton, Virginia Slinn, Esther Smith, Margaret Spiller, Marguerite Stevenson, Ruth Stone, Wilbert Strickler, William Tansill, Kathryn Taylor, Betty Tressel, Jimmy Waldo, Margaret Walker, Ruth Ward, Margaret Warthen, Betty Wheeler, Ethel Whitlow, Frances Williams, Margaret Woods, Mabel Wright, Bernice Wyman. German Club Bernard Dove President Elaine Tenny Vice-President Jeanne Beadle Secretary Pauline Pariseau Treasurer AT the first meeting of the year Helen Shenton entertained the club with a Ger- man song, Mr. Walter Lorenz read " Der Zauberlehrling, ' by Goethe, Elwood Backenstoss described the Leipzig Fair, and Elaine Tenny gave recitations. At the December meeting the club presented a German comedy entitled Ubung Macht den Meister, in which Elwood Backenstoss, Jeanne Beadle, Bernard Dove, Helga Schulz, Fred Silbersberg, Esther Smith, and Elaine Tenny participated. The club had its largest meeting of the year in April. The program consisted of piano selections by Elwood Backenstoss, songs by Helen Shenton, and cultural films of Germany. To this meeting the German club members and German instruc- tors of Washington high schools were invited. Members: Ralph Andrews, Elwood Backenstoss, George Barber, Franklin Bartle, Jeanne Beadle, Anna Mae Browne, Beverly Cohen, Pauline Corkran, Katherine Cunningham, Bernard Dove, Walter Edwards, Theodora Heimerle, Grace Kirby, Norma Lambke, Margaret LeMasters, John Meininger, Pauline Pariseau, Elizabeth Rogers, Sidney Sachs, Fred Silbersberg, Virginia Slinn, Esther Smith, Lucile Stalker, Elaine Tenny, Robert Thompson, Harold Warner, Winthrop Wolfe, Raymond Wrenn, Carol Zens. [94] FRENCH CLUB (above) GERMAN CLUB (below) A U C L A Student Council FIRST SEMESTER Scott Crampton President John Hoover. . . . Vice-President Catherine Church . . . Secretary Martin Allwine Treasurer SECOND SEMESTER John Hoover President Charles Jarvis. .Vice-President Catherine Church. . . Secretary Mary LestaWakeman Treasurer THE Council, the executive body of the Student Government Association, is com- posed of representatives from the four classes — three seniors, in addition to the president, three juniors, two sophomores, and one freshman. These representatives, who meet at least once a week, consider recommendations made by the student body and supervise many matters of student interest and welfare, including the distribution of Student Activities Fees. At this year ' s convention of the National Student Federation Association, held in Boston and attended by Scott Crampton, Mary Lesta Wakeman, and Melvin Wheatley, the student government of this College was found to be unusually pro- gressive in comparison with that of other colleges and universities. Members: Martin Allwine, ' 35 (second semester); Scott Crampton, ' 35 (first semester); John Hoover, ' 35; Edward Still, ' 35, replaced by Charles Jarvis, ' 35; Barbara Pierce, ' 35; Catherine Church, ' 36; Harold Warner, ' 36; Melvin Wheatley, ' 36; Robert McRae, ' 37; Frances Page, ' 37; Robert Livingston, ' 38, replaced by Lucile Maris, ' 38. Student Comptrollers: Martin Allwine, ' 35 (first semester) ; Mary Lesta Wakeman, ' 36 (second semester). A U C L A Kirkley Coulter President Gordon Sievers Vice-President Margaret Moses Secretary-Treasurer TO recognize outstanding qualities of leadership, service, scholarship, and character is the purpose of this society. Membership, one of the highest honors an American University student can attain, is based primarily upon achievement in extra- curricular activities. The other requirements include the attainment of a minimum grade index of 3.50 and approval by the members. The point system of activities was revised this year to conform more nearly with the standards of Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honorary Leadership Fraternity. Brahmin Honor Society cooperates with the faculty, studies student problems, stimulates progress, and promotes the interests of the College. Members: Martin Allwine, Kirkley Coulter, Scott Crampton (graduated in February), Worthington Houghton, Margaret Moses, Gordon Sievers, Ruth- Martin Simpson, Melvin Wheatley. [97] SPANISH CLUB (above) INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB (below) A U C L A Spanish Club Edward Hopper President Frances Fellows Vice-President Louise Knight Secretary-Treasurer THE Spanish Club, organized according to the regulations of the Instituto de las Espanas, a nation-wide organization, devoted this year to furthering the inter- est and knowledge of its members in connection with Spanish life and customs. At the regular meetings were presented Spanish vocal and piano selecti ons, Spanish and Mexican dances, plays, talks on the political situations in Spanish-speaking countries, and motion pictures. Members: Martin Allwine, George Barber, Ruth Bennett, Nancy Brehm, Wil- liam Briggs, Kathryn Brown, Emory Bucke, Mary Buckingham, James Bufnngton, Catherine Church, Albert Cooper, Rhoda Coulson, Kirkley Coulter, Scott Cramp- ton, Susan Drager, Florence Evans, Jean Fairchild, Frances Fellows, William Fox, Lewis Frank, Carol Furst, Philip Gilbert, Robert Gillette, Lois Green, Virginia Grove, Margaret Hall, Albert Hanawalt, Wilva Hankinson, Sara Hawbecker, Philip Hinckley, Edward Hopper, Kathryn Ingberg, Dorothy Kirsch, Louise Knight, Mary Lehman, Lillian Leineweber, Sara Locke, Berenice Lown, Elizabeth MacDonald, Olive Monarch, Olive Odom, Pauline Pariseau, Dorothy Payne, Betty Ann Pearce, Ruth Pettit, William Powell, Ruth-Martin Simpson, Meredith Smith, Douglas Stephenson, Louisa Stuart, William Tansill, Marvin Tievsky, Sarah Tolman, Melvin Wheatley, Geraldine Whitaker, Gwynette Willis, Margaret Woods, Carol Zens. International Relations Club Edward Hopper President Margaret Moses Vice-President Jeanne Beadle Secretary Kirkley Coulter Treasurer THE International Relations Club, with Mr. Donald Sherbondy as faculty adviser, was active this year in promoting interest in world-wide affairs. The first speaker of the year was Mr. Walter K. Lorenz, chemistry and German instructor, who talked about Hitler ' s Germany. An open forum discussion followed his speech. On November 16 the club presented Dr. Charles C. Tansill, Acting Dean of the Graduate School, who lectured before the student body concerning " Why America Went to War with Germany. " Mr. Oswald Ryan, Chief Counsel of the Federal Power Commission and a per- sonal friend of II Duce, spoke on " Mussolini ' s Challenge to Liberty " at the meeting on March 6, to which the entire school was invited. At later dates the club heard Dr. Catheryn Seckler-Hudson, who spoke on " Sore Spots of the World, " Dr. C. C. Tansill, Lothrop Stoddard, an outstanding journal- ist and well-known authority on international relations and world politics, and Dr. Marie Bentivoglio of Australia. Members: Ralph Andrews, Jeanne Beadle, Ruth Bennett, Emory Bucke, Kirkley Coulter, Scott Crampton, Katherine Cunningham, Franklin Diggs, Robert Gil- lette, Frank Hoadley, Edward Hopper, Richard Hummer, Margaret LeMasters, Reel McFarland, Margaret Moses, Mercedes Rockefeller, Sidney Sachs, George Sanderlin, Haylett Shaw, Samuel Silver, Marguerite Stevenson, Henry Swanton, and Ethel Whitlow. [99l A U C L A Glee Clubs WITH Mr. James McLain as director, a mixed chorus selected from the members of the two glee clubs began the season with a week ' s tour in Pennsylvania. Church concerts, radio broadcasts and high school programs were presented in York, Harrisburg, Lewisburg, Williamsport, and Lock Haven. The chorus, in conjunction with the two glee clubs, gave a formal concert at Eldbrooke Methodist Episcopal Church on February 14, and another late in March at Union Methodist Episcopal Church. The annual campus concert, also given jointly with the two glee clubs, was presented in the Gymnasium late in April. The chorus also gave a concert at Petworth Methodist Episcopal Church early in March and later gave another out-of-town concert, this time in Hagerstown, Maryland. MIXED CHORUS Members: Dorothy Bennett, George Boss, Nancy Brehm, Emory Bucke, Albert Cooper, Kirkley Coulter, Florence Evans, Maxwell Galloway, Sara Hawbecker, Georgeanna Hild, Earl Huelster, Mary Lehman, Berenice Lown, Elizabeth MacDonald, Philip McCray, Margaret Reeder, Rowland Roberts, Mercedes Rockefeller, Albert Shaw, Helen Shenton, Ruth-Martin Simpson, Richard Tuve, Jimmy Waldo, Ethel Whitlow, Margaret Woods, Florence Yeager. WOMEN ' S GLEE CLUB Officers: Ruth-Martin Simpson, President; Mary Lehman, Secretary; Anita Clark, Librarian ; and Mary Lehman, Accompanist. Members: Alice Applegate, Dorothy Bennett, Ruth Bennett, Nancy Brehm, Jane Brough, Anna Mae Brown, Kathryn Brown, Mary Buckingham, Anita Clark, Margaret Clark, Katherine Clough, Rhoda Coulson, Alice Compton, Elizabeth Craig, Phyllis Davis, Florence Evans, Jean Fairchild, Doris Fracker, Maxwell Galloway, Drusilla Gottshall, Virginia Grove, Mildred Harris, Sara Hawbecker, Georgeanna Hild, Alice Howell, Ruth Hudson, Ruth Humphreys, Kathryn Ing- berg, Christine Kauffman, Helene Kause, Carol Laise, Mary Lathrop, Mary Lehman, Margaret LeMasters, Sara Locke, Berenice Lown, Elizabeth MacDonald, Lucile Maris, Lucile Olmsted, Pauline Pariseau, Patricia Paxton, Ruth Pettit, Janet Rastall, Margaret Reeder, Mercedes Rockefeller, Meta Dean Scantlin, Helen Shenton, Ruth-Martin Simpson, Virginia Slinn, Margaret Walker, Marie Ward, Margaret Warthen, Geraldine Whitaker, Ethel Whitlow, Margaret Woods, Mabel Wright, Polly Wyman, Florence Yeager, Esther Yoon. MEN ' S GLEE CLUB Officers: Richard Tuve, President; George Boss, Vice-President; Wesley Dodge, Librarian; and Chester Morrill, Jr., Accompanist. Members: John Alexander, Ralph Andrews, George Boss, Emory Bucke, Albert Cooper, Kirkley Coulter, Frank Diggs, Wesley Dodge, Pierce Gelsinger, Leonard Harris, Daniel Hild, Earl Huelster, Robert Livingston, Philip McCray, Walton May, John Meininger, Everett Palmer, Edward Porter, Rowland Roberts, Albert Shaw, Haylett Shaw, Charles Sixbey, Wilbert Strickler, Edward Thrasher, Robert Tinker, William Tresnon, Richard Tuve, Jimmy Waldo, Melvin Wheatley. [ ioo] WOMEN S GLEE CLUB (above) MEN S GLEE CLUB (below) BAND (above) ORCHESTRA (beloiv) A U C L A Band Mr. James M. Thurmond, Jr Director Pierce Gelsinger Manager Sara Locke Assistant Manager Carl Stevens Assistant Manager THE band has acquired the use of one of the structures near the McKinley Build- ing for practice. Mr. Thurmond and the members have renovated this dark store- room formerly used for government dirt samples to a bright and clean band room which, when warm, is ideal for practice on Friday afternoons. This year ' s nineteen par ticipants who played at student pep meetings and at football and basketball games, indicated the increased interest in music on the campus and enabled the band to have a successful season. Members: Mary Allen, Roger Barss, Herwil Bryant, Rhoda Coulson, Pierce Gelsinger, Leonard Harris, Donald Hollar, Edward Hopper, Eugene Johnson, Sara Locke, Raphael Miller, Rowland Roberts, Charles Sixbey, Betty Stephan, Carl Stevens, Robert Tinker, Mary Lesta Wakeman, Melvin Wheatley, Roy Wiseman. Mr. James M. Thurmond, Jr Director Pierce Gelsinger Manager THIS has been the orchestra ' s first year under the direction of Mr. Thurmond, who acquired a wealth of musical experience by playing in several outstanding bands and orchestras, one of which was the Philadelphia Symphony. Practicing in the band room with their newly acquired piano each Saturday morning, the orchestra has prospered under its new leadership. During the past year the orchestra has played for Friday assemblies. As is customary, the group was also heard at the two dramatic performances of the col- lege and at the graduation exercises. A string trio composed of Mary Allen, Jean Fairchild, and Rowland Roberts played for several outside engagements. Members: Mary Allen, Kathryn Brown, Herwil Bryant, Rhoda Coulson, Jean Fairchild, Pierce Gelsinger, Loelia Griffin, Leonard Harris, Donald Hollar, Sara Locke, Raphael Miller, Rowland Roberts, Carl Stevens, Roy Wiseman. [ 103] A U C L A High School Clubs IN spite of the strong rivalry existing between Western and Central High Schools, the campus Westerner and Brecky Clubs unite in the combined purpose of inter- esting high school students in A.U. and A.U.-ites in their respective high schools. The Brecky- Westerner dance on April 26 was typical of the clubs ' efforts to carry out this purpose. At this dance a distinct effort was made to bring together high school students and A.U.-ites on the campus. The separate clubs gave programs at their respective schools to promote more prospective A.U.-ites, while campus meetings and picnics served to bring together socially the alumni of the respective schools here. WESTERNER CLUB Chester Morrill, Jr President Helen Shenton Vice-President Margaret Moses Secretary Everett Palmer Treasurer Honorary members: Mr. James McLain, ' 24; Miss Cornelia Cotton, ' 17. Members: Martha Brawner, Nancy Brehm, Robert Burbank, Elbridge Church, Anita Clark, Duane Covert, Phyllis Davis, Jean Fairchild, Doris Fracker, Eliza- beth Griswold, Margaret Hall, Mildred Harris, Ruth Hudson, Kathryn Ingberg, Carol Laise, Mary Lathrop r Robert Livingston, Joseph Masi, Chester Morrill, Jr., Margaret Moses, Everett Palmer, Janet Rastall, Meta Dean Scantlin, Helen Shenton, Elaine Tenny, Margaret Woods, Mabel Wright, Carol Zens. BRECKY CLUB Edward Hopper President Mary Lesta Wakeman Vice-President Mary Lehman Secretary Frank Hoadley Treasurer Members: Mary Aiken, Elwood Backenstoss, Jeanne Beadle, George Bentley, Lindsay Branson, Doris Brattain, Robert Brundage, Herwil Bryant, Catherine Church, Genevieve Coan, Robert Cochran, Marian Cohen, David Copenhafer, Kirkley Coulter, Bernard Dove, Florence Evans, Maxwell Galloway, Frances Garrett, Philip Gilbert, Drusilla Gottshall, Virginia Grove, Owenita Harrah, Frank Hoadley, Edward Hopper, Worthington Houghton, Richard Hummer, Helene Kause, Mildred Kernahan, Priscilla Lane, Mary Lehman, John McNeeley, Frank Marino, John Meininger, Olive Monarch, Mildred Paddock, Frances Page, David Porterfield, James Rawls, Sidney Sachs, Elizabeth Samson, George Sanderlin, Fred Silbersberg, Ruth-Martin Simpson, Esther Smith, Jean Snavely, Betty Stephan, Robert Stevenson, Louisa Stuart, Howard Sumner, William Tansill, Kathryn Taylor, Sarah Tolman, Richard Tuve, Mary Lesta Wakeman, Jimmy Waldo, Ruth Ward, Geraldine Whitaker, Ethel Whitlow, Frances Williams, Roy Wiseman, Bernice Wyman, Florence Yeager. [ 104] WESTERNER CLUB (above) BRECKY CLUB (below) DICKINSON! CLUI WOMEN S HOUSE GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (above) (below) A U C L A Elizabeth MacDonald President-Treasurer Margaretta McIlvaine Secretary THIS club is composed of students who have been graduated from Dickinson Seminary or Dickinson Junior College of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and are now attending The American University. The ideals of the club are to foster a more cordial friendship between these Methodist schools, to interest Dickinsonians in this university, and to uphold the standards of both institutions. During the year the members enjoyed hikes, picnics, and theater parties. The club also entertained Dickinsonians, prospective students of this university, when they visited Washington. Members: Dr. and Mrs. Walter F. Shenton, Mr. Paul Smith, Joseph Carlo, Stafford Cassell, Walter Dick, Donald Hollar, Elizabeth MacDonald, Margaretta McIlvaine, Margaret Reeder, Alice Thompson, and Howard Thompson. Emily Coleman President Virginia Grove Secretary Margaret LeMasters Treasurer Kathryn Brown Social Chairman Elizabeth MacDonald Head Proctor THE various activities in the Women ' s Residence Hall are organized and regulated by this association. The year ' s first social affair under its supervision was a Hallowe ' en party, given in the third-floor gymnasium. On December 17 women students in the dormitory had a Christmas tree and exchanged gifts. Two days later they held an annual formal Christmas dinner before the presentation of George Bernard Shaw ' s Candida. The following night women students participated in a midnight Christmas service. Other events included a St. Patrick ' s Day supper and a spring tea dance. [ 107] A U C L A Anglican Club Albert Cooper President Georgeanna Hild Vice-President Beverly Cohen Secretary Worthington Houghton Treasurer THE Anglican Club is composed of those students either who are Episcopalians or who show a preference for that denomination. During the year 1934-35 the Rev. James F. Madison, curate at St. John ' s Episcopal Church, Washington, has served as chaplain. A part of the program of the club has been a series of religious lectures and in accordance with this practice, the chaplain has discussed " Prayer, " in both per- sonal and public worship. Another practice of the club has been the monthly cor- porate communions held, as were the regular monthly meetings, at the Washington Cathedral. Each year the club sends two representatives to the Tri-Diocesan Convention, composed of representatives from the Episcopal clubs of colleges in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington. Members: Miss Mary Gait, Professor Will Hutchins, Mr. George Sixbey, Mrs. Sarah Sumner, Dr. Lois Zucker, Franklin Bartle, Martha Brawner, Anita Clark, Beverly Cohen, Albert Cooper, Kirkley Coulter, Virginia Hall, Daniel Hild, Georgeanna Hild, Edward Hopper, Worthington Houghton, William Leith, Berenice Lown, Olive Monarch, Barbara Pierce, Lucile Stalker, Betty Wheeler. Ux George Boss President Melvin Wheatley Vice-President Edward Porter Secretary Albert Cooper Treasurer THE Oxford Fellowship is a national association composed of students who are definitely planning to enter the ministry. It is non-sectarian in its organization and program. During the year several social meetings were held at members ' homes. The group also united for devotional meetings, one of which Dr. Elmer A. Leslie, of the Boston University Graduate School, directed. The annual banquet and the installation of new officers was held May 3. Members: George Boss, Stafford Cassell, Ray Clarke, Albert Cooper, Donn Hollar, Charles Iley, Charles Jarvis, Eugene Johnson, Edward Porter, Robert Stevens, Edward Still, Lloyd Tyler, Melvin Wheatley. [108] ANGLICAN CLUB (above) OXFORD FELLOWSHIP (betoiv) A U C L A - B( ! 5W ,v s -.,- . i0 -v.. STUDENT CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Melvin Wheatley, Jr President Elbridge Church General Vice-President Edward Porter Vice-President (Men) Sara Hawbecker Vice-President (Women) Ethel Whitlow Vice-President (Social) Alice Compton Secretary-Treasurer THE Student Christian Association, sponsored by Dr. Jackson, inaugurated its 1934-1935 program with a new system composed of three commissions for men and three for women. These commissions formed discussion groups on Campus Life and Social Service, Personality Development and Life Philosophy, and World Re- lations. Heading the men ' s and women ' s commissions respectively were: Robert Thompson and Catherine Church, Albert Cooper and Margaret Moses, Reel Mc- Farland and Ruth Stone. The S.C.A. started the new season in its customary manner by taking charge of Freshman Week activities. In nearby Rock Creek Park, the annual autumn picnic for all members was held. Programs for Dad ' s Day and Mother ' s Day were supervised by this organization. Other activities of the year included Hallowe ' en and Valentine Parties, and a Christmas Vesper Service in the Metropolitan Church, at which Miss Eleanor Farr read the story of " The Other Wise Man. " The year was concluded with the annual banquet. [no] A U C L A Pi Gauima Mu DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GAMMA CHAPTER Gordon Sievers President Emily Coleman Vice-President Dr. Huelster Secretary-Treasurer PI GAMMA MU is a national honorary social science fraternity. Founded May 20, 193 1 , the campus chapter aims to promote and reward the scientific study of social questions. Students majoring in economics, sociology, or political science whose work is outstanding are eligible for membership. A graduate division which admits economics, history, and political science majors was formed this spring. This year the society, together with the economics department, sponsored motion pictures of social and economic interest. At the annual banquet, held April 22, Catherine Church and Worthington Houghton were initiated, and a framed charter of the chapter was presented. Charter members: Dr. D. O. Kinsman, Claire Altland, Barbara Evans, Kathryn Heath, Fremont Knittle, Rene Lutz, Earl Masincup, Arthur Murphy, Randall Penhole, Raymond Spaeth, Daniel Terrell. Alumni members: Harold Harbaugh, ' 33 ; Robert Marcus, ' 33 ; John Williams, ' 33 ; Falah Campbell, ' 34; Kathleen Smith, ' 34; John Spitznas, ' 34; Scott Crampton, ' 35. Active members: Dr. Lowell F. Huelster, Mr. Donald J. Sherbondy, Martin Allwine, Catherine Church, Emily Coleman, Kirkley Coulter, Worthington Houghton, Gordon Sievers. [ill] " Hard by, here was a battle fought. " — THE PILGRIM ' S PROGRESS CHAPTER FIVE OUR athletic teams this past year have failed to reach the heights to which alumni and students are aspiring. However, clear and unmistakable signs of a glorious future are beckoning to us through the mists. The quality of the material available for our teams is improving as the students increase in numbers, and we may view the future, confident in the strength and the spirit that has characterized every ele- ment of our university from its inception. Our schedules now include games with colleges which have been our opponents for several years. The rivalries are of the highest caliber. The addition of the United States Coast Guard Academy for the football seasons of 1935 and 1936, provides us with a colorful contest, as well as establishing relations with one of the nation ' s fine service institutions. This new opponent increases our schedule to seven games and should be one of the thrilling days in the coming college year. The completed schedule will probably call for a game September 28, with Bridge- water College (here) ; October 5, with Washington College (there) ; October 12, with Hampden-Sydney (there) ; October 19, Coast Guard (here) ; October 26, St. John ' s (there) ; November 2, Gallaudet (there) ; and November 9, Randolph Macon (here). An eighth game may be played on November 16. A continued expansion of our athletic program is planned so that sports may be provided as an outlet for those who have special athletic talent along various lines. Intercollegiate competition will be possible in football, basketball, track, boxing, and tennis. Baseball, wrestling and golf may find their place with the approach of another year. Intramural sports are planned on a much larger scale than ever be- fore, thus providing competition for those who are not inclined toward varsity com- petition. More sports are to be added with a view toward more complete coordina- tion with the entire physical education setup. One who has been near to the life on our campus realizes that rapid progress is being made here, that the aims and ideals of the institution are taking definite shape. With this has appeared renewed enthusiasm and pride in the achievements of every phase of our college existence. Soon the friends of the college may stand on the steps of the gymnasium and gaze at the athletic field below, with the pleasant mem- ory that " hard by, here was a battle fought. " — Coach Young. [113] A U C L A Football THE outlook for a successful football season at American University was much brighter in 1934 than in previous years, because of the quantity of prospective ma- terial. The squad was the largest A.U. has had in four years, and all but three of the men were new students at the university. Nevertheless, the team did not en- tirely lack experience, because most of the men had played first-string football be- fore in their respective high schools. Regardless of the quantity and experience of the football material at their dis- posal, the work of Coach Walter Young and Assistant Coach George Menke was by no means simple. Practice was started two weeks before the opening of school, and from that time they worked tirelessly until the last game was played. For the first time Washingtonians began to take an interest in the American University football team, and the six game schedule was an exciting one to watch. Athletic news of the school frequently hit the headlines of the local papers, and one of the games was played in the Central High School stadium. The number of men who sustained serious injuries was much less than the pre- vious year. The loss of Ralph Winslow was the most disastrous blow to the team. A first-string backfield man, Ralph received a leg injury in the second play of the opening game which kept him out all season. Near the end of the season the team was deprived of another valuable man — Stafford Cassell. " Staff " was unable to play in the last game because of a serious head injury. The men showed much stamina and endurance in their ability to play sixty minutes of clean, hard fighting football. Only a few substitutions were needed in the games; in fact in the St. John ' s game the first team played the entire time. Coach Young considers the 1934 team a strong nucleus for an outstanding future. The team lacked weight and experience. The coach feels that within the next few years the team will have a much heavier line and backfield than last year. Most of the opponents outweighed the team by a large margin, but the men made up for this by their unselfish spirit and determination. The 1934 football team pushed American University from the bottom of the Chesapeake Conference list to third place. At the end of the season, Randolph- Macon, Hampden-Sidney, and Bridgewater were in first, second, and fourth places respectively. The Football Banquet was held on December 6, 1934. The team ' s work was highly praised by Chancellor Gray, Dean Woods, and Dean Tansill of the Graduate School. Assistant Coach Menke gave a silver cup to the outstanding player of the year, Stafford Cassell. This Menke award is presented each year, and the winner ' s name is engraved on it. Letters and numerals were also presented at the banquet. The eleven men who were awarded letters are: Applegate, Buffington, Carlo, Cas- sell, Crampton, Dick, Hanawalt, Mallard, Strawser, Taylor, and H. Thompson. [ 114] THE SQUAD (above) FOOTBALL BEATING BRIDGEWATER (below) R. TAYLOR CASSELL DICK HANAWALT APPLEGATE BUFFINGTON H. THOMPSON CARLO CRAMPTON MALLARD STRAWSER A U C L A HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 33; A.U, O. Playing on its own field, the team started the opening game with the best brand of football ever displayed by an American University eleven. Not once in the ini- tial half did the Hampden-Sydney team advance the ball into A.U. territory. The home team ' s sterling defense broke down, however, in the second half, and with little opposition the powerful opponents scored five touchdowns. The team ' s sur- prising failure was due primarily to its poor condition and the spectacular passing ability of Hampden-Sydney. A.U., 25; BRIDGEWATER, 16. The A.U. team found expression for its revenge in the second game of the season. Starting with the opening whistle the Eagles drove and passed their way to the first American University grid victory in two years. The team showed a decided improvement over its performance in the previous game in every phase of play. The Bridgewater team was dazzled by the rapid display of passes, runs, and drives shown them in the first quarter, but returned to chalk up a couple of touchdowns and a safety in the latter period. The game was played in the Central High School Stadium, and drew a record crowd of spectators. LANGLEY FIELD, 13; A.U., 7. Coach Young was highly pleased with the gallant battle his charges put up against the older and more experienced Langley Field team. Showing a great im- provement since the beginning of the season, the Eagles fought back gamely against the heavier and more mature unit. The team exhibited power and cohesion in its long drive for its only touchdown, in the first quarter. The A.U. men proved their power in using only one substitute against their opponents ' numerous reserves. This was the first contest between Langley Field and A.U., and was played on the aviators ' gridiron. ST. JOHN ' S, 26;A.U, 7. The powerful team of St. John ' s sent the home team down to its third grid de- feat of the season. Although beaten by three touchdowns, the Eagles made more first downs than the Johnnies, but their passing defense was too weak. A.U. scored one touchdown after an eighty-yard drive down the field with Taylor, halfback, going over The St. John ' s eleven was unable to break through the Eagles ' strong forward line, and resorted to passes to win the game. The weak passing defense failed to dim the brilliance of the improved A.U. line. The game was played at St. John ' s during a steady rain. A.U., 31;GALLAUDET,7. The American U. eleven showed its scoring power in the Gallaudet game before a thrilled homecoming crowd. Except for a brief lapse in the first period, the team dominated the play throughout the game. As soon as they had gained the lead, the [117] A U C L A Eagles set their scoring machine in motion. Drives by Taylor, Dick, and Thompson in addition to the accurate passing of quarterback Cassell gave A.U. a victory. The most spectacular plays were the Cassell-to-Taylor passes which brought three of the touchdowns. Hoffmeister of Gallaudet also starred. The team reached its peak in this game, and proved it had a formidable line and several backfield stars. RANDOLPH-MACON, 14; A.U., 0. At Ashland, Virginia, Randolph-Macon clinched our final football game in the first quarter by scoring two touchdowns. As the game progressed, however, the A.U. team accustomed itself to the rain and the muddy field and managed to repulse many threats. The loss of " Staff " Cassell greatly hindered the offensive power of the team, which nevertheless showed a superb defensive game. Walter Dick, A.U. fullback, was outstanding in his backfield defensive work. Other stars for American U. were the tackles — Joe Carlo and Scott Crampton — the latter playing his last college football game for the school. A.U. Opponent s Score Opponent Score Hampden-Sydney 33 25 Bridgewater 16 7 Langley Field 13 7 St. John ' s 26 31 Gallaudet 7 Randolph-Macon 14 70 106 [ 1 18 BOOK BRITTON EDWARDS W. THOMPSON PALMER BRANSON C. CORKRAN HANSBOROUGH FOX BRIGGS R. CARROLL THE SQUAD (above) BASKETBALL SURPRISING ST. JOHN S (below) A U C L A HOPES for a successful basketball season were running high when twenty men reported for the first week of practice. The results, however, were somewhat dis- couraging in view of the number of games lost. Out of sixteen contests, A.U. won only two victories. The team had a full schedule, beginning on December 14, 1934, when they played Hampden-Sydney in the home gymnasium. The game was an exciting one to watch, the opponents winning by only two points. The following week another close game was played against Maryland State Normal. After the Christmas vacation, A.U. continued with the Lynchburg game. The team was badly defeated but did not lose their spirit. The men just couldn ' t seem to " get going, " and the season was starting badly. On January 1 1 and 12 the team invaded Virginia on a two-game trip, playing Virginia Medical at Richmond and Randolph Macon at that school. A good showing was made against the Medicos but the Yellow Ja ckets completely outclassed the Eagles. The first victory of the season was chalked up against Gallaudet in the A.U. gym on February 2. The team played an improved game with Cassell and Gillette leading the scoring. Two nights later, a crack Wilson Teachers five sent the Eagles down to a bad defeat. On another week-end trip, A.U. played at Hampden-Sydney and at Lynchburg, losing to both opponents. The remainder of the season was unsuccessful except for the Alumni game on February 2 1 . The final game of the season was against Vir- ginia Medical. This was probably the most exciting contest of the year. The Eagles were never more than four points behind their more polished opponents. The final score was 3 1-28 in favor of the Medicos. The basketball season was of the type which makes even the most stout-hearted supporters of the school feel a little downcast. The men who played the game put all they had into it, and deserve a lot of credit. Staff Cassell, the steady man of the squad, played in every game. He is a new student at A.U. this year and played first-string football in the fall. Leading the high scorers along with Staff was Bob Gillette, a freshman who had never played basketball before. As he was unusu- ally short, his success on the court came as a surprise to the coach, who soon de- veloped him into a fast, snappy forward. This diminutive star often led the A.U. scoring. Walt Edwards played only the first semester but in these five games he showed much talent. Cub Sixbey played in all the games and was the second high- est scorer. He played steadily and handled the ball well on the court. Scott Cramp- ton ended his athletic days at A.U. by playing basketball until the close of the first semester, at which time he graduated. Two other prominent court men were Ed Porter and Bob Hill. [12!] A U C L A Although the basketball season was disheartening, the men did their best and put up a good fight in every game. When the victorious years of the past are recalled, it seems that the 1934-35 season was just an off-year and that the future is necessarily hopeful. Much of the basketball team material was in the freshman class and these men are just beginning their athletic careers at American. The men who received letters are Staff Cassell, Scott Crampton, Bob Gillette, Leonard Harris, Bob Hill, Bill Leith, Ed Porter, and Cub Sixbey. Albert Shaw received a letter as manager. A.U. Opp. Score Opponents Score 28 Hampden-Sydney 30 33 Maryland State Normal 37 17 Lynchburg 38 25 Virginia Medical 33 11 Randolph Macon 41 40 Gallaudet 32 21 Wilson Teachers 37 18 Hampden-Sydney 51 16 Lynchburg 51 21 St. John ' s 44 30 Bridgewater 38 27 Randolph Macon 43 27 Alumni 22 21 Bridgewater 32 19 St. John ' s 35 28 Virginia Medical 31 382 595 [ 1 2.] L. HARRIS EDWARDS PORTER FUCHS W. THOMPSON BRITTON H. THOMPSON HILL AND SIXBEY CRAMPTON R. TAYLOR GILLETTE CASSELL O. SMITH LEITH WARNER AND BRANSON HANAWALT AND CARLO BOXING SQUAD STRUBLE AND WINSLOW FRENCH APPLEGATE AND HANSBOROUGH A U C L A THE 1935 season saw intercollegiate boxing introduced at the American University. Prospects for a winning team were not particularly bright, as there were no ex- perienced men and few 1 1 5- and 1 25-pounders among the eighteen men who reported for training. The scrappers trained religiously under the tutelage of Student-coach Joe Carlo, who learned his way around the ring at Williamsport Dickinson. An aggressive group of fighters was soon developed, who made up in gameness what they lacked in experience. Two matches were scheduled with Hampden-Sydney, to whom intercollegiate boxing was also new, but whose fighters were much more experienced. A review of the season brings to mind flashes of greatness that will not soon be forgotten. " Whitey " Branson, in his first ring experience, kayoed his opponent after 29 seconds of the first round. Wade Hansborough ' s terrific punch, the clever footwork of Joe Carlo, and Jimmy Applegate ' s gameness added much to the ex- citement of the all-too-short season. The first meet held at A.U. saw the Eagle boxers defeated to the tune of b}4 to yi. The bouts, however, were not as bad as the score indicates, for the Eagles en- tered the ring with a two-point handicap due to the lack of lightweights. In the second match, held at Hampden-Sydney, the Eagles took it on the chin 8-0, again forfeiting two points at the outset. Consolation may be gained in the fact that the Hampden-Sydney boxers defeated the Washington and Lee Generals, one of the best boxing teams in the South. Those who took part in varsity competition were John Meininger (125), " Whitey " Branson (135), Ralph Winslow (145), Wade Hansborough (155), Sam French (155), Joe Carlo (165), Jim Applegate (175), and " Bugs " Hanawalt (Heavyweight). Prospects for next year are a great deal brighter for a better boxing team at American U. All the varsity fighters, save Winslow and French, are freshmen, and will in all probability return. With this experienced group as a nucleus, the Eagles should present a formidable group of mittmen next season. Squad: Jim Applegate, Randall Book, Lindsay Branson, Joe Carlo, Dick Carroll, William Fox, Sam French, Al Hanawalt, Wade Hansborough, Daniel Hild, Dick Hummer, John Meininger, Al Post, Jack Simms, Robert Stevenson, John Struble, Harold Warner, Ralph Winslow. [125] A U C L A Men ' s Intramural Sports A SERIES of intramural sports was in progress during the year which enabled all men to participate in athletics. A ping-pong tournament started in November in which about forty students took part. Each class held its own contest, determining in this manner the best player, who represented his class in the finals. The winner of the tournament was Roger Barss of the junior class. John Meininger placed second, representing the freshmen. The men showed much interest in ping-pong and many of the games were extremely exciting. The tournament made it possible to pick a team to represent A.U. in a few intercollegiate contests. BASKETBALL The annual intramural basketball tournament was held during the A.U. basket- ball season, the games being played as prelims to the varsity contests. Many ca- pable athletes were uncovered by the series, and often the class games were more in- teresting to watch than the A.U. competitions. The freshman team surprised the other classes by taking the highest honors in defeating the other teams. The series was in two parts, each class playing six games. FRATERNITY SERIES The fraternities had a new opponent in the field of basketball, when an indepen- dent team was entered in the series. The Independents defeated the fraternities in all of their contests to take the top position from the frat men. The three fraternities were all tied for second place, each winning one and losing two games. VOLLEY BALL In the spring the interclass volley ball games were played. The faculty aston- ished the students by putting a team in the series. After defeating the Alumni at their annual game, they realized that their team should rank among the students ' class teams. Furthermore, at the time of this printing, the faculty were leading the tournament, still undefeated. Not a great deal of interest is shown in this sport by the men, but those who participate always seem to get a kick out of the competition. MINOR SPORTS The A.U. intramural program was planned to include also kittenball, tennis, golf, and horseshoes. An award is made annually to the class earning the most number of points. [126 „u ijijii 2ht v MEN ' S INTRAMURAL SPORTS Above — FRESHMEN, WHO WON INTER-CLASS BASKETBALL COMPETITION Center — ping-pong champion (barss ' 36) and runner-up (meininger, ' 38) Lower — independents, who won interfraternity basketball competition STUDENT ATHLETIC COMMITTEE Dodge, Winslow, Houghton (chairman), Porter, Sievers NOT IN PICTURE Barss and Bucke (second semester), Buffington and Hinckley (first semester) COACH YOUNG COACH MENKE STUDENT ATHLETIC MANAGERS A. Shaw, Eichcr, Scott, Wiseman, Frank, Fuchs, Masi COACH SMITH CHEERLEADER HOPPER WOMEN S ' ' A CLUI (above) EAGLE HOCKEY CLUB (below) A U C L A Women ' s " A " Club Catherine Church President Margaret Woods Secretary-Treasurer Mary Lesta Wakeman Social Chairman THE women ' s " A " Club is an honorary athletic organization. The first ' " A " Club event this year was the traditional color choosing ceremony, held early in the fall. It was given in Spring Valley, to the accompaniment of chocolate milk and ham- burgers. Games were played; then Miss Morse outlined athletic plans for the year. At an early meeting, members decided to bring the club before the college by wearing A ' s regularly, and to add to the club treasury by selling candy at the foot- ball games. Alice Compton, Catherine Church, Margaret Walker, and Virginia Slinn were chosen to lead the senior, junior, sophomore, and freshman classes, respectively. In the fall, the club sponsored a hockey play-day, inviting Marjorie Webster School, Maryland University (the winner), Trinity, Wilson Teachers ' College, and the Washington School of Physical Education. Both the hockey field and the foot- ball field were used. Throughout the year, the club sponsored programs for athletic events assisted by an athletic committee consisting of Miss Morse, Eunice Jones (adviser on hockey and badminton), Christine Kauffman (archery), Louise Knight (volley ball and ping-pong), Helen Shenton (dancing), Virginia Slinn (hockey), Betty Stephan (soccer), Alice Thompson (basketball), and Margaret Woods (swimming). In the spring, the club organized hikes to aid prospective owners of A ' s to gain points. The season ended with a banquet at which insignia were presented to those who had earned them, and new members were admitted to the club. Members: Kathryn Brown, Catherine Church, Alice Compton, Rhoda Coulson, Jean Fairchild, Carol Furst, Sara Hawbecker, Ann Henderson, Nancy Belle Kemphfer, Louise Knight, Sara Locke, Janet Rastall, Virginia Slinn, Betty Stephan, Mary Lesta Wakeman, Margaret Walker, Margaret Woods, Carol Zens. Eagle Hockey Club THE Eagle Hockey Club, only campus women ' s organization to participate in intercollegiate sports, belongs to the Washington Field Hockey Association, which arranges local hockey series among its members and, in turn, belongs to the south- east division of the American Field Hockey Association. As members of the Association Eagle Hockey players last fall met a team re- presenting Marjorie Webster School and were defeated 1-0, in a close game. The Eagles also played the Etceteras, composed of the hockey instructors of Washington and were defeated 3-1. In both of these games, the Eagles made better showings than last year. Later in the fall, the club was invited to a play day given by Maryland University on their campus, in which Western Maryland and Marjorie Webster also took part. The Eagles here put a feather in their caps by tying the team from Maryland, al- though they were defeated by Western Maryland. In November, the Washington Association held try-outs for a team to represent Washington in the southeastern tournament, held here in Washington this year. Virginia Slinn, captain of the Eagle Hockey team, was chosen as a substitute on the reserve Washington team. Members: Catherine Church, Elizabeth Craig, Susan Drager, Wilva Hankinson, Ruth Humphreys, Eunice Jones, Louise Knight, Carol Laise, Janet Rastall, Vir- ginia Slinn, Alice Thompson, Margaret Walker, Margaret Woods, Esther Yoon, and Carol Zens. [131] A U C L A ' s Athletic Program UNDER the leadership of Miss Louise C. Morse, women ' s athletics this year took on greater life and variety than they have had up to this time. By introducing new sports on the campus, and devoting much of her time to developing all possible branches of sport, Miss Morse aroused greater interest among the women of the col- lege in such sports as dancing and tumbling, which had hitherto been neglected. HOCKEY After starting off the hockey season with a colorful field day game, the sophomore women came through with flying colors to win the interclass hockey games. Playing on field day before a particularly noisy and anxious audience, the soph- omores and freshmen, after a hard fight, ended the game in a tie score. The fast playing of the soph and frosh captains, Peggy Walker and Bee Craig, accounted for the close game. This tie game set the keynote for the entire series, four games of which ended in deadlocks. Only by virtue of undecided tie games did the sophs carry off the title, for they were defeated by the fighting frosh in an unofficial play-off. Alice Compton led the seniors in the series, while Kit Church captained the juniors. The traditional orange and blue game was won for the first time in many years by the orange team, which swamped the blues, 3-0, through the outstanding playing of Captain Kit Church, Bee Craig — the fastest player on the field — Carol Laise, and Peggy Walker. A feature of the game was the snow. Despairing of a clear day, the hockey-ites sallied forth in their best snow suits with an orange ball and, slipping and sliding, had a great day of it. Members of the winning sophomore team were Rhoda Coulson, Margaret Court- ney, Susan Drager, Carol Furst, Maxwell Galloway, Wilva Hankinson, Eunice Jones, Betty Ann Pearce, Janet Rastall, Virginia Slinn, Jean Snavely, Betty Stephan, Peggy Walker, Margaret Woods, and Carol Zens. BASKETBALL After hockey, attention turned to basketball which occupied most of the indoor season. Interclass games came first, and last year ' s winning combination, now sen- iors, came back to win the series this year, losing no games. Led by Emily Coleman, the seniors had such a perfectly clicking combination that no class could come within ten points of them. Losing only to the seniors, the sophomores, captained by Peggy Walker were second. Juniors were captained by their star forward, Kit Church, and the freshmen, who used two teams because of the number of aspirants, were led in scoring by Carol Laise. Members of the winning senior team were: Anita Clark, Emily Coleman, Alice Compton, Frankie Fellows, Lois Green, Ann Henderson, Sara Locke, Polly Monarch, Bobbe Pierce, Mercedes Rockefeller. [ 132] WOMEN ' S SPORTS SOPHOMORE HOCKEY PLAYERS (top), PING-PONG CHAMPION AND RUNNER-UP (lower left), AND BLUE BASKETBALL TEAM (lower right) WOMEN ' S SPORTS GROUP OF DANCERS (upper left), EPSILON KAPPA BASKETBALL TEAM (center left), PHI MU BASKETBALL TEAM (lower left), MISS LOUISE C MORSE, WOMEN ' S COACH (upper right) AND ORANGE HOCKEY TEAM (loiver right) A U C L A The color game was, exactly as it should be, a very close contest. The score at the half was 10-8 in favor of the blues, who, losing this lead in the third quarter, won 25-24 with a last-minute basket by Alice Thompson, their captain. After the regular games were over, inter-sorority games were inaugurated. The four sororities, and a team of independents, the Barbarians, played through a series which ended in a tie, Epsilon Kappa and Phi Mu each having lost one game. These inter-sorority games were gala affairs, accompanied by far louder cheering than any of the class games called forth. The comparatively inexperienced Swag- gers added a humorous touch to those games in which they played. Kit Church was the leading scorer for the two series, piling up 1 58 points in the nine games in which she played. Emily Coleman was a close second with 145 points for eight games. The best all-around player was Alice Thompson, who stacked up 65 points in the inter-sorority games and played guard efficiently in the interclass series. The rest of the indoor season was occupied with a volley ball series which started after spring vacation. Following this, soccer was played, and baseball was added to the list of spring sports. In addition to these team sports, there was this year greater opportunity than ever for individual sport. A ping-pong tournament in early spring, after much slam- ming of the celluloid ball, was won by Frances Williams, the runner-up being Carol Laise. Badminton made its first appearance on the campus, gaining impetus from the ex- perience of Eunice Jones, who learned the sport in India. In the first part of Feb- ruary, Eunice and Miss Morse staged an exhibition tournament to show badminton as it should be played. Badminton classes counting for gym credit were arranged, and in April a badminton tournament was organized. As soon as the weather became warm enough, spring archery classes were started and after enough practice, an archery tournament was started. Swimming classes for gym credit were organized for the first time this year, ar- rangements being made with the Y.W.C.A. for the use of their pool twice a week. Intermediate and beginning swimmers were taught, and the more advanced girls practised diving and " form swimming " and helped those less advanced. Swimmers from these classes and some others took part in a swimming and basketball play- day held in March by the Marjorie Webster School. The play-day was won by Marjorie Webster. Wilva Hankinson captained the swimmers in this meet and the basketballers were led by Emily Coleman. Dancing was given a new prominence this year. Classes in modern dance were compulsory, and tap classes were also offered. On March 9, thirteen members of these classes took part in a dance symposium sponsored by the Department of Phys- ical Education of George Washington University. Trinity, Hood, Marjorie Web- ster, and Wilson Teachers ' College also participated. Three dances were offered. The women who took part were: Doris Brougher, Lois Green, Wilva Hankinson, Berenice Lown, Mildred Paddock, Frances Page, Patricia Paxton, Helen Sanderlin, Lucile Stalker, Ruth Stone, Elaine Tenny, Ethel Whitlow, and Gwynette Willis. Dancers capped the women ' s athletic season at American University with the May Fete, which was given in the sunken garden on May 4. With this May Fete, women ' s athletics completed a season which was enjoyed by everybody because of the hitherto unoffered variety of sports which it included. [135] " For we are thy companions. " THE PILGRIM ' S PROGRESS CHAPTER SIX THE spirit of companionship prevalent in Christiana ' s band of pilgrims is found not only within each of the campus fraternal groups, but, to a considerable extent, among the fraternities and sororities as organizations. Their activities are co-ordinated by the Interfraternity Council, composed of Dean Woods, Miss Brown, and the president of each fraternity and sorority rep- resented at The American University. Each group also has a junior member, who serves as an alternate. The Council prepares and applies rushing rules and annually sponsors the Inter- fraternity Prom, open only to fraternity men and women and their guests. This year ' s prom was held on Saturday, November 30, at the Kennedy-Warren Hotel with music by a Maxim Lowe orchestra. Frances Fellows is president of the Council and Mary Lesta Wakeman (junior member) is secretary. James Spratt (also a junior member) is treasurer. Representatives: Martin Allwine, Alpha Theta Phi; Kay Brown, Phi Mu; Emory Bucke (succeeding Scott Crampton), Phi Beta Zeta; Emily Coleman, Alpha Chi; Frances Fellows, Swagger Club; Louis Heiss (succeeding Philip Hinckley), Jesters Club; and Margaret Moses, Epsilon Kappa. I NTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL 137] d f p4 r i Snavely Stephan Broughcr Pearce Paxton Brough Benjamin Paddock Hudson J ordan Holmgreen A U C L A Alpha Chi Founded April, igz8 Emily Coleman President Alice Compton Vice-President Meta Dean Scantlin Secretary Ruth-Martin Simpson Treasurer Doris Brougher Social Chairman Mary Lesta VVakeman Pledge Mistress Alice Applegate, ' 36 Doris Brougher, ' 37 Emily Coleman, ' 35 Alice Compton, ' 35 Betty Gray, ' 35 Virginia Grove, ' 36 Ann Henderson, ' 35 MEMBERS Jane Jordan, ' 38 Frances Knapp, ' 35 Berenice Lown, ' 36 Mildred Paddock, ' 38 Frances Page, ' 37 Patricia Paxton, ' 37 Betty Ann Pearce, ' 37 Meta Dean Scantlin, ' 35 Ruth-Martin Simpson, ' 35 Jean Snavely, ' 37 Betty Stephan, ' 37 Mary Lesta Wakeman, ' 36 Geraldine Whitaker, ' 35 Virginia Benjamin, ' 38 Martha Brawner, ' 37 PLEDGES Jane Brough, ' 38 Alice Howell, ' 35 Ruth Hudson, ' 38 Katherine Holmgreen, ' 38 AX started its formal rushing season with an overnight rush party at the summer home of Hanna Anderson, where they consumed large and varied quantities of food and slept six in a bed. In December Betty Gray entertained the entire group at a luncheon. Later on in the month the now famous Alpha Chi-Swagger Informal was held, at which the pledge stunt was interrupted by the appearance of a duck, supposedly sent by Ike Washburn. Another humorous mishap enlivened the Christmas Party held at Frances Knapp ' s home. The Christmas tree candles singed Betty Stephan ' s Hep- burn bangs. In January the Alumni entertained the actives at an informal dance. The year was climaxed by a Formal Dance held in May. 139 A U C L A Alpha Theta Phi Founded November 23, 191.8 Martin Allwine President Charles Jarvis Vice-President Edward Porter Recording Secretary William Leith Corresponding Secretary Robert Brundage Treasurer Worthington Houghton Social Chairman Ernest Levin Pledgemaster Martin Allwine, ' 35 Robert Brundage, ' 36 Joseph Britton, ' 38 Kirkley Coulter, ' 35 Pierce Gelsinger, ' 35 Robert Gillette, ' 38 MEMBERS Leonard Harris, ' 38 Worthington Houghton, ' 36 Charles Jarvis, ' 35 William Leith, ' 37 Ernest Levin, ' 35 Walton May, ' 38 John Meininger, ' 38 Edward Porter, ' 36 Charles Sixbey, ' 38 Olin Smith, ' 38 Carl Stevens, ' 37 William Tansill, ' 37 Benjamin Waldo, ' 38 Jack Alexander, ' 35 PLEDGES James Applegate, ' 38 William Gray, ' 38 Sherman Lee, ' 38 ALPHA THETA PHI began the year ' s activities with its two rush parties — a social get-together with a variety of entertainment, and a combined swimming and bowling party climaxed by refreshments. The annual New Year ' s Eve Dance, sponsored by alumni, to which members and pledges of the active chapter were invited, was well attended. The other important social event of the year, the spring Formal Dance, was held on April 27. Soon after the pledging, the alumni chapter entertained the new pledges and the members of the active chapter at a smoker, at which Mr. Arthur Flemming ad- dressed the group. In March the newly initiated members sponsored a smoker for the older members. Sunday social meetings were held regularly every other week throughout the year. In May a trip to Camp Livingston, located down the Potomac from Wash- ington, was planned. 140 Alexander Levin Gelsingcr Coulter Tansill Houghton Stevens W. Gray Jarvis Porter Gillette O. Smith Brundage Leith J. Applegate Waldo Meininger L. Harris Britton Sixbey Clark Lehman R. Ward Brehm M.Smith ' ri i Stalker Whitlow m IIS 3 . Moses Pariseau Williams Pettit Church Green Garrett Rogers Wyman Coan Davis Gottshall Kause Ingberg K. Taylor Maris Aiken A U C L A Epsilon Kappa Founded November 5, igzg Margaret Moses President Pauline Pariseau Vice-President Catherine Church Secretary Lois Green Treasurer Anita Clark Social Chairman Mary Aiken, ' 38 Nancy Brehm, ' 37 Catherine Church, ' 36 Anita Clark, ' 35 Genevieve Coan, ' 38 Phyllis Davis, ' 38 Frances Garrett, ' 38 Drusilla Gottshall, ' 38 MEMBERS Lois Green, ' 35 Mary Lehman, ' 37 Lucile Maris, ' 38 Margaret Moses, ' 35 Pauline Pariseau, ' 35 Bernice Wyman, ' 38 Ruth Pettit, ' 38 Elizabeth Rogers, ' 38 Marianne Sells, ' 36 Meredith Smith, ' 36 (first semester) Lucile Stalker, ' 36 Kathryn Taylor, ' 38 Ruth Ward, ' 37 Ethel Whitlow, ' 37 Frances Williams, ' 38 PLEDGES Maxwell Galloway, ' 37 Kathryn Ingberg, ' 38 Helene Kause, ' 38 A successful rushing season included three parties — the first, tea in the Women ' s Residence Hall, the second, a buffet supper at Anita Clark ' s, the third, a formal banquet at the Congressional Country Club. 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GOLDEN ° SIR fAlWUL GIANT DESPAIR ° HISS COURAGEOUS o GREAT - HEART « A U C L A Jesters Club Founded January ji, 1928 FIRST SEMESTER Philip Hinckley President Louis Heiss Vice-President-Treasurer Richard Hummer Recording Secretary James Spratt Corresponding Secretary SECOND SEMESTER Louis Heiss President Samuel French Vice-President-Treasurer James Spratt Recording Secretary Richard Hummer Corresponding Secretary William Fox, ' 38 Samuel French, ' 35 Louis Heiss, ' 35 MEMBERS Philip Hinckley, ' 35 Richard Hummer, ' 37 Eugene Johnson, ' 38 Sidney Sachs, ' 37 James Spratt, ' 37 Harold Warner, ' 36 Charles Camalier, ' 38 Richard Carroll, ' 38 Clarence Corkran, ' 38 Howard Duckworth, ' 36 PLEDGES Lewis Frank, ' 38 Wade Hansborough, ' 38 Robert Hill, ' 37 Kenneth Knapp, ' 38 Robert Taylor, ' 38 Lloyd Tyler, ' 35 Roy Wiseman, ' 35 THE Jesters ' rushing season consisted of two successful parties: one held at the home of Dick Hummer, at which eats, cards, checkers, and songs were equally en- joyed; the second, a theatre party at the Fox Theatre, after which Ike Washburn provided food. In December came the Informal Dance at which many alumni added to the gen- eral gaiety. The year ended with the Spring Formal. [146 S. French Tyler Warner Hinckley Heiss Hummer Spratt R.Hill Pollock Wiseman K. Knapp Rawls C. Corkran 2V1 R. Bennett Reeder Wheeler Fairchild Evans i. Smith Mcllvaine K. Brown Locke Cunningham Shenton MacDonald Hawbecker A. Thompson Woods Slinn Walker Furst LeMasters P. Corkran Humphreys Craig Cowles Evaul Jones A U C L A Phi Mu GAMMA DELTA CHAPTER Local Chapter Established November ig, igjj Kathryn Brown President Sara Locke First Vice-President Margaret Woods Second Vice-President Elizabeth MacDonald Secretary Sara Hawbecker Treasurer Jean Fairchild 1 c . , n , ■ CarolFurst ) Social Chairmen Esther Smith Historian Betty Wheeler Editor Helen Shenton Registrar Ruth Bennett, ' 35 Kathryn Brown, ' 35 Elizabeth Craig, ' 38 Katherine Cunningham, ' 36 Florence Evans, ' 35 Mary Evaul, ' 35 Jean Fairchild, ' 36 MEMBERS Carol Furst, ' 37 Sara Hawbecker, ' 35 Ruth Humphreys, ' 38 Eunice Jones, ' 37 Margaret Le Masters, ' 37 Sara Locke, ' 35 Elizabeth MacDonald, ' 36 Margaret Reeder, ' 36 PLEDGES Helen Shenton, ' 36 Virginia Slinn, ' 37 Esther Smith, ' 36 Alice Thompson, ' 36 Margaret Walker, ' 37 Betty Wheeler, ' 36 Margaret Woods, ' 37 Helen Cowles, ' 38 Carol Laise, ' 38 Damaris Smith, ' 38 Townley Smith, ' 38 Margaretta Mcllvaine, ' 35 GAMMA DELTA Chapter of Phi Mu moved into its second year of national life with a highly successful rushing season, marked by a tea, an informal party, and a banquet. In February the Phi Mu National President, Miss Mary B. Merritt, inspected the chapter over a period of three days, during which time a tea was given for her, an initiation was held, and Miss Merritt gave the chapter a talk at formal meeting. During the Christmas vacation the Alumni Chapter gave a party for Gamma Delta members and pledges, and during Miss Merritt ' s visit held an alumni dinner at which Gamma Delta was presented with a silver cup to be given each year to the girl of the chapter with the highest scholastic rating of the chapter. Esther Smith is the first member of Gamma Delta to receive this cup. During the year two dances have been held, an Informal and a Formal, several teas, and two initiations. 149 A U C L A Phi Beta Zeta Founded March 22, 7929 FIRST SEMESTER Scott Crampton Sir Knight Emory Bucke Squire Chester Morrill, Jr Royal Scribe M. Elbridge Church Chancellor of the Exchequer Edward Hopper Seneschal SECOND SEMESTER Emory Bucke Sir Knight Richard Tuve Squire Chester Morrill, J r Royal Scribe M. Elbridge Church Chancellor of the Exchequer Edward Hopper Seneschal Randall Book, ' 36 Emory Bucke, ' 35 Stafford Cassell, ' 36 Elbridge Church, ' 36 Ray Clarke, ' 37 Scott Crampton, ' 35 Herbert Fuchs, ' 38 MEMBERS John Hoover, ' 35 Edward Hopper, ' 36 Earl Huelster, ' 38 Robert McRae, ' 37 Chester Morrill, Jr., Thomas Parks, ' 36 3b Gordon Sievers, ' 35 Howard Thompson, ' 36 William Thompson, ' 38 Robert Tinker, ' 37 Richard Tuve, ' 35 Melvin Wheatley, ' 36 Ralph Winslow, ' 37 James Buffington, ' 36 Joseph Carlo, ' 38 Walter Dick, ' 38 PLEDGES Walter Edwards, ' 38 Arnold Fort, ' 35 Philip Gilbert, ' 36 Albert Hanawalt, ' 38 David Rhodes, ' 38 Hugh Tate, ' 36 PHI BETA ZETA started off its season with a week-end at Sherwood Forest and followed it up by the Alumni Homecoming Banquet. An informal dance was given in November, and in December the fraternity mem- bers attended Barrett Fuchs ' birthday party at his home. On Washington ' s birth- day the Alumni gave the actives an informal dance. The dark spot on the otherwise perfect season was the loss of Scott Crampton, president, when he graduated in February. [I50] Tuve Hopper Sievers Fort Wheatley Book Tate Crampton Bucke Cassell H. Thompson Morrill E. Church Gilbert Buffington Rhodes Huelster McRae Tinker Hanawalt Edwards R. Clarke Carlo Fuchs Tolman Heimerle Stuart Fellows Pierce D. Hall Monarch Midelburg Swanson Wilkins Payne Hocker Harllee A U C L A Swagger Club Founded September, ig28 Frances Fellows President Barbara Anne Pierce Vice-President Doris Hall Secretary Olive Monarch Treasurer Louisa Stuart Social Chairman Sarah Tolman Sergeant-at-Arms Frances Fellows, ' 35 Doris Hall, ' 37 Theodora Heimerle, ' 35 MEMBERS Eleanor Hocker, ' 38 Olive Odom, ' 37 Catherine Midelburg, ' 38 Barbara Anne Pierce, ' 35 Olive Monarch, ' 35 Louisa Stuart, ' 37 Sarah Tolman, ' 37 PLEDGES Elizabeth Ball, ' 38 Dorothy French, ' 38 Josephine Brashears, ' 38 Ella Harllee, ' 38 Dorothy Payne, ' 37 Helen Swanson, ' 36 Harriett Wilkins, ' 36 DURING the 1934-1935 season Swaggers held two dances, one the unusual informal in conjunction with Alpha Chi, and the other a Formal dance in April. One of their unusual affairs was a rummage sale which was attended by most of the colored population of Southwest Washington. The usual rush parties consisted of a picnic in the woods near Louisa Stuart ' s home, and the formal banquet at Olney Inn. [153] ' My children were given to the foolish delights of youth. " — THE PILGRIM ' S PROGRESS CHAPTER SEVEN The College Year SEPTEMBER 1 5 — American University opens its portals to admit the largest Freshmen Class in its history. One hundred and forty strong ! A dinner in their honor. The Chancel- lor delivers the welcoming address. The bewildered " greenies " learn why they came to college. 17 — A trip to Mt. Vernon acquaints them with the home of America ' s father. The Naval Observatory proves a source of plasure and instruction to those interested in the higher things in life. 18 — The new students are made to feel at home at the Big Brother and Big Sister Party. Entertainment by Joe Thomas, Polly Lehman, Roy Wiseman, Ruth-Martin Simpson, and Eddie Hopper, followed by dancing. A convivial time was had by all. 19— The wheels start to turn again. Classes begin. 29 — The annual Wienie Roast, but at a new and more agreeable location. The football team introduced. A pep talk by Mr. Smith, of the English Department. Cheers and songs by the students. Entertainment by a Frosh trio. A torrential rain makes it necessary to disband. OCTOBER 6 — First football game of the season. Hampden-Sidney, 33; A.U., 0. The team performs admirably, in spite of our loss. 13 — A.U. crashes through! The Orange and Blue triumph over Bridgewater, 26-19, at Central High stadium. 20 — A team of experienced players, Langley Field, down A.U. by a small margin, 13-7. 27 — The big boys from Annapolis battle the Eagles in the Maryland capital. St. Johns, 26; A.U., 7. Great spirit and an- imation from the student body. The best cheering in the history of the college for a fighting team. 29 — Edwin (Man with the Hoe) Markham, captivates A.U. with his innumerable eccentricities. An amusing lecture is given by the poet in Hurst Hall. Many guf- faws when the Dean is referred to as " Your Majesty. " 31 — Hallowe ' en to some people, but just the thirty-first of October to A.U. NOVEMBER 2 — Hell Day! Chairman Sachs ' locks are daintily severed from their roots. A fierce battle rages on the roof of Hurst Hall over a stolen banner. Sophs and Frosh take each other for extensive drives into the surrounding countryside. Sancti- monious Gene Johnson reported to the police by co-eds. Snavely defends the sophomores ' honor with a club, browbeating recalcitrant Freshmen. Rooms stacked. 3 — The team ends up at the big end of the horn a second time. Gallaudet is crushingly defeated by a hard fighting eleven. A.U., 31; Gallaudet, 7. The un- forgettable incident of the giant crashing into the press table to make things ex- tremely uncomfortable for the sport writers. Annual Home-Coming Day. A dance in the evening. Plenty of Alumni. 10 — The last game of a much-too-short season. Randolph-Macon wins from our boys, 1 4-0. But we have a promising football team at last. Watch our smoke next year! A mysterious 100 ft. observation tower is erected on the campus. The papers inform us that the government hopes to use it to locate the Washington Mon- ument. [155] A U C L A 14 — A memorial service is held for Dr. Harold Golder in the Metropolitan Church. Tributes are paid by Dr. Collier, for the graduate school ; Dr. Woods, for the college ; and Frank Hoadley, for the students. Dr. Kinsman leads the service. 16 — Under the auspices of the International Relations Club Dr. Tansill speaks in assembly on " Why America Went to War with Germany. " A dark picture painted of President Wilson. 26 — The tower disappears, suddenly and unceremoniously. It was hoped in the best of circles that it would become a permanent fixture. It will be missed. 27 — Hysteria runs high! The frats get their men — or do they? 28 — First intercollegiate debate of the season with Maryland University. Wheat- ley and Brundage uphold the negative of the Munitions question. The discussion is broadcast by WRC. 30 — The much-sought-after post-Thanksgiving holiday didn ' t materialize. In- terfrat Prom at the Kennedy-Warren. Barnee ' s music. Excellent floor. Ball- room hot as blazes. DECEMBER 14 — The basketball season opens. Unfortunately, Hampden-Sidney, 30; A.U., 28. A first class game nevertheless. 19 — Candida by George Bernard Shaw, is presented as A.U. ' s Christmas play before a capacity audience. Well received. A finished production. Second inter- collegiate debate. Perm State. Hopper, Wheatley, and Sachs stick by their negative guns at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. 20 — Maryland State Normal defeats the Eagles in basketball, 37-33. An exciting game that took years off the lives of the spectators. 21 — The trek back to the old homestead begins. A lengthy Christmas vacation puts everyone in a good humor. JANUARY 7 — Back again. Vigorous shaking of hands. Bull sessions galore. 8— Basketball game No. 3. Lynchburg, 38; A.U., 17. 11 — Because of February Graduation, Crampton resigns as Student President. Vice-President Hoover assumes the purple and takes over the reigns of government. Virginia Medical School defeats A.U. in basketball — 33-25. 12 — Randolph-Macon gets the best of our boys in a very exciting game. 41-11. 18-25 — The dark period of black coffee, sleepless nights, and nervous tension — Exams! FEBRUARY 2 — The Eagles fly to victory in basketball ! The Orange and Blue triumphs over Gallaudet — 40-32. Cassell emits strange noises during the entire fray, suggestive of a steam engine pulling into Shamokin, Pa. 9 — The lads meet Hampden-Sidney in a colorful game. H.-S., 51 ; A.U., 20. 1 1 — The Eagles fight the Lynchburgers hard and fiercely, but we are defeated, 51-16. 1 2 — Hoadley and Sachs, supporting the negative side in the munitions question, drive the gentlemen from the University of Pennsylvania out the side door. Decision is 3-0 in our favor, but Coach Young the chairman, reads it backward the first time, to Mr. Sherbondy ' s consternation. 156 A U C L A 1 5 — The basketball team journeys to Bridgewater. Bridge- water, 38; A.U., 30. Wakeman, Henderson, and Reed journey to Penn State, for a little discussion on the munitions question. 1 8 — Randolph-Macon triumphs over the Eagles, 45-22. 21 — Alumni Night. The faculty, donning full gymnasium re- galia, puts on a show for the student body, in the form of an an- imated volley ball game. Monsieur Liotard and Dr. Gewehr are the villains of the game. Following a basketball game between the Alumni and the team, in which our lads emerged victorious, (27-22) everybody joined in dancing to Herbie Fuchs ' orchestra. The sickly flood lights and " spots " made the crowd look as if a plague of yellow jaundice had struck the campus. 22 — The girls ' debate team — Wakeman, Henderson, and Reed — leave on a tour of the south, meeting William and Mary at historic Christopher Wren Hall. The University of Georgia is next on the list. The ladies crushingly defeat a men ' s team from Emory, the university picked by the N.S.F.A. to send a debate team to Ox- ford. Mr. Sherbondy beams brightly upon receiving the good news. Bridgewater College meets A.U. in basketball. Bridgewater, 32; A.U., 21 . 23 — Tinker and Shaw make their debut as the men ' s affirmative debate team meets Ohio Wesleyan at the National Park Seminary. The members of the A.U. delegation are dazzled by the elegant surroundings and generous hospitality. They leave reluctantly. 28 — The basketball team takes a jaunt down to Annapolis. The outcome, un- fortunately, is: St. Johns, 35; A.U., 19. MARCH 1 — During the forestry lecture in assembly the ponderous curtains, always un- substantial, crash unceremoniously on the impervious cranium of Charlie Jarvis. 2 — The most exciting basketball game of the season. Virginia Medical College wins over A.U. by a narrow margin, 3 1-28. One of the gentlemen of the opposition plows into the clothes rack causing a hat to topple gracefully upon his tired and weary head. The spectators titter vigorously. 4 — The Interfraternity Basketball series opens. It ends with the INDEPEN- DENTS coming out on top ! 5 — Simultaneous debates! One at the Chevy Chase Girls ' School, the other at A.U. ' s Graduate School. Tinker, Shaw and Hoadley, ably support the Affirmative side against University of Cincinnati; Jane Getz and Ann Henderson indulge in the most bombastic, animated exchange of words seen in these parts for many a day, with two fiery Southern ladies from William and Mary. 6 — The International Relations Club presents Mr. Oswald Ryan, personal friend of the Italian Dictator, in a talk on " Mussolini ' s Challenge to Liberty, " before a large audience in the parlor of the Women ' s Residence Hall. 1 1 — The irritating mid-semester exams come around once again to remind us that we ' re not as conscientous about studying as we should be. Jack Hoover is officially elected at last to fill Crampton ' s place, after acting as Student President for two months. 20 — The Men ' s Affirmative Debate team meet Oberlin College at the Woman ' s Club of Chevy Chase. 21 — First AvcoLA-Eagle Banquet. Kennedy- Warren. Genevieve Forbes Herrick, journalist, guest speaker. Maynard Eicher takes over the reins of the year book for [157] A U C L A next year. Kirkley Coulter and Charles Jarvis finish up the job of editing the Eagle for this season. Worthington Houghton is the new business manager for the newspaper, and Carl Stevens handles the finances of the Annual. 23 — A.U. ' s debate team (negative) launch a furious attack on the forensically-in- clined gentlemen from Rutgers, triumphing over their opponents by a score of 3-0. 24 — The men ' s negative team leave their institution of learning to embark on a trip throughout West Virginia and Ohio. Morrill puns horribly. Hoadley reads aloud every sign post along the way. Hopper wisecracks. Sachs drives the car from the back seat and grunts disgust at everybody and everything. APRIL 1 1 — Wooster Debate at the Wesley Heights Club House. Major Edward Brougher gives an interesting talk on the munitions question and expresses some new ideas on the subject. 1 2 — The outstanding social event of the year ! Stiff shirts ; flowing evening dresses. The atmosphere heavily laden with the aroma of innumerable corsages. New and strange coiffures. Beautiful rhythm. An English sparrow flitting from chandelier to chandelier. The Junior Prom. 13 — Phi Beta Zeta opens the Spring Formal season with a dance at the Na- tional Women ' s Country Club. 16 — Emory University Debate. A.U. receives a close 2-1 decision. 18 — Gloved hands. Bushes; hedges; walks; the grotto; W.R.H; Ham House; Hurst Hall; grass; shovels; rakes; hoes; seeds; spades; dust; dirt; watering hose; overalls ; flowers ; broken glass ; tin cans ; paper. Arbor Day at American University. 26 — High school students are introduced to the college through the medium of the Brecky-Westerner Dance held in the Gym, the " barn " brightened up by generous displays of school colors. 27— The Swagger Club and Alpha Theta Phi hold their Spring formals. 30 — Women ' s Debate with the University of Georgia concludes a very colorful and successful debating season. MAY 3 — Alpha Chi Sorority holds its formal. 4 — Epsilon Kappa thinks it will do the same. 10 — Another highly successful dramatic production, moulded by the experienced hands of Prof. Will Hutchins, is presented before a capacity audience. Shakes- peare ' s Much Ado About Nothing. 1 1 — Phi Mu formal. 15— S.C.A. Banquet. 16 — Another banquet. This time it ' s Debate. Speakers galore. Humorous stories; disconcerting experiences on debate trips; wisecracks ; disparaging remarks; compliments (very few); subtle implications; plans for the future. 24 — Exams? That is right, isn ' t it? With us again, eh? JUNE 3 — The tenth graduating class of The American University bids a fond farewell to happy hours. Good-bye, good luck, and the best of success. — By Edward Hopper [158] AFTER A SNOWSTORM Seated at Head Table: Dr. Alderman, Mrs. Alderman, Dr. Golder, Mrs. Goldcr, Dr. Christie, Mrs. Flemming, Mr. Flemming, Mrs. Gray, Dr. Gray, Mrs. Hall, Dr. Hall, Mrs. Woods, Dr. Woods, Dr. Graham. ALL-UNIVERSITY BANQUET THE first annual All-American University Banquet was held at the Mayflower Hotel on June 2, 1934, to bring together students, faculty, alumni, and trustees. Plans for the future were outlined, with special reference to the cooperation of the College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Affairs, and Graduate School. The appointment of Dr. Harold Golder, formerly of the college of Liberal Arts, to the position of dean of the Graduate School was announced, and Dr. Arnold Ben- nett Hall, director of government research at the Brookings Institution, was intro- duced. Dr. George A. Graham was presented as acting dean for the summer session of the School of Public Affairs. AS THE NIGHT WATCHMAN SEES THE CAMPUS THESE five-minute exposures, contributed by W. 0. Sanders, campus night watch- man, were taken during a drizzling rain at midnight. They show the main entrance to Hurst Hall, Metropolitan Church, the Library, the McKinley Building, and the tablet on the rear of Hurst Hall. Snapshots on other pages of this edition of The Aucola were contributed by Fred Boyd, Herwil Bryant, Bea Craig, Bernard Dove, Howard Duckworth, Doris Fracker, Herbert Fuchs, Margaret Hall, Ann Henderson, Frank Hoadley, Edward Hop- per, Worthington Houghton, Ruth Humphreys, Sara Locke, Chester Morrill, Dr. Shenton, Helen Shenton, Esther Smith, Meredith Smith, Elaine Tenny, Robert Thompson, William Tresnon, Betty Wheeler, Winthrop Wolfe, and Margaret Woods. The picture of the Bridgewater game is used by courtesy of The Evening Star. Wm. Howard Taft Woodrow Wilson Warren G. 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