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Show Hide text for 1937 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 176 of the 1937 volume: “ THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Battelle Library WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WTe Nineteen - Thirty - Seven AUCOLA Printed by Thomsen-Ellis Co., Baltimore Engraved by Standard Engraving Co., Washington Photographed by Edmonston Studio, Washington 9K AUCOLA NINETEEN- THIRTY -SEVEN PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE :OF LIBERAL ARTS, WASHINGTON, D.C. Copyright, 1937 BY Raymond F. Wrenn, Editor Daniel Hild, Business Managu Eliza Goddard, Art Editor rr AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY BBOEI VBD ♦ MAY 1 2 1937 ♦ - W= J (Yearbookp ■,, ;; ; T. " C ) Member) Member Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association Contents Campus H Faculty and Administration 23 Classes 35 Organizations 79 Fraternities 103 Athletics 131 Calendar 153 42376 WILLIAM BULTMAN HOLTON Dedication Recog ii ing in his ceaseless and fearless devotion a valuable service to the Ameri- can University, and in his sympathetic guidance a sincere friend of the students , the staff dedicates The 1937 Aucola to WILLIAM BULTMAN HOLTON Foreword THE Average College Student, on glanc- ing at this hook will ask, " What is its theme? " If he is thinking hack a very few vears to the knights, Indians, and pioneers who used to romp through an allegoric representation of the life of a college, the answer is " There is none! " The editors have made no attempt to hold their breath under the surface of a protracted allegory. Rather, this hook has been constructed like a musical com- position, with a mood and a motif which occur at intervals throughout the several movements. The 1937 Aucola is an attempt to show clearly, distinctlv, and without prejudice the life at The American University in bold strokes of black and white. To be sure, its editors have been occasionally sentimental, occasionally humorous, in order that The 1937 Aucola might be com- pletely human. HURST HALL Its massive Ionic columns shadowing the marble-tiled porch. Hurst Hall stands on the probable site where George Washington dreamed a great national university should stand. The first president ' s gavel, used in laying the cornerstone of the Capitol, fittingly solemnized the same ceremony in 1896 for the building which began the growth of The American University in realization of Bishop Hurst ' s dream. The hall bearing his name, completed in 1898, embodies bv the impressive solidity of its Grecian architecture, the ideal of the University ' s founders. Ranking high in structural perfection among Washington ' s buildings, Hurst Hall heightens the na- tional dignity of The American University. BATTELLE MEMORIAL Battelle Memorial, in which the greater portion of The American University Library is housed, honors the memory of Gordon Battelle, trustee of the University. Erected in 1926, the building and its simplicity express a lasting gratitude for the interest of the men who gave time and means to promote the college. Battelle Memorial, whose donor ' s name joins that of great men like William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt in the trusteeship of the University, represents a continuity of interest in American bv outstanding leaders. Wzi WOMEN ' S RESIDENCE HALL The Women ' s Residence Hull, completed as it now stands in 1925, has an interesting historical background. Begun in 1917 when Camp American University was established on the campus, this building served for three years as headquarters for scientific experiments of the War Depart- ment. Since it was never fully completed, the necessary additions were made when the College of Liberal Arts was established to enable use of the building as a dor- mitory. Today, resident women students thus live in an atmosphere curiously linking university development with that of national history. HAMILTON HOUSE Located on the wooded campus acres which in 1672 comprised a grant from Charles II to one Thomas Addison, is Hamilton House. This first unit of a quad- rangle of dormitories for men was built in 1930, and was named for the late Bishop and Chancellor Franklin Hamilton. Its informal architecture establishes a pleas- ing keynote for the men ' s living quarters, for which additional buildings will follow as The American University expands. METROPOLITAN MEMORIAL CHURCH Metropolitan Memorial Church, national in concept and scope, was so recognized in 1852 by sanction of the General Conference of Methodism. As the Capital Citv grew, the church was necessarily moved from its John Marshall Place site, to be relocated on Nebraska Avenue facing The American University Campus. The build- ing of the new Metropolitan Memorial Church in 1931 was realized through nation-wide contributions, so that it indeed is a monument to a national patriotism. Within the sanctuary of this church, notable for its Gothic archi- tectural beautv, has worshipped each president of the United States since 1869. In spirit and service, Metro- politan Memorial Church fulfills an ideal of national unity which is in distinct harmony with the concept of American University. THE N I N I, T E E N - T II 1 R T Y - S I. V E N A U C () L A 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 [ 24] THE NINK TEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN A U C O L A George Benjamin Woods South Bend, Indiana Dean of the College and Professor of English B.A., Northwestern M.A., Harvard Ph.D., Harvard Mary Louise Brown Romnev, Indiana Dean of Women and . (i rociate Professor of English B.A., DePauw M.A., Michigan  T II K N I N E T E i: N - T II I R T Y - S K V K N A U C () I- A John Kdward Bentley Walter Francis Shenton Nottingly, Yorkshire, England Washington, D.C. Professor of Philosophy Professor of Mathematics M.A., Clark B.A., Dickinson S.T.B., Boston Will Hutchins M.A., Dickinson M.R.E., Boston Deerfield, Massachusetts Ph.D.,. Johns Hopkins Th.D., McGill Professor of Art B.A., Yale B.F.A., Yale Delos Oscar Kinsman Fayette, Wisconsin Professor of Economics B.L., Wisconsin M.A., Butler Ph.D., Wisconsin Wesley M. Gewehr Chicago, Illinois Professor of History Ph.B., Chicago M.A., Chicago Ph.D., Chicago (). Henry Leineweber Dickeyville, Wisconsin Professor of German Ph.D., Fribourg [ 26 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AICOI.A 0- V , A Aubert Bain Potorf Woodlawn, Kentucky Professor of Religion A., West Virginia Wesleyan B.D., Drew Th.M., Drew Th.D., Drew D.D., Hamline Leon C. Marshall Zanesville, Ohio Professor of Political Economy B.A., Ohio W ' eslevan B A , Harvard ' M.A., Harvard LL.D., Ohio Wesleyan Ben A. Arneson Delaware, Ohio Visiting Professor of Political Science B.A., Wisconsin M.A., Wisconsin Ph.D., Wisconsin Eugene N. Anderson Chicago, Illinois Professor of European History B.A., Colorado Ph.D., Chicago William Bultman Holton Olmsted Falls, Ohio Professor of Chemistry B.S., Illinois M.S., Illinois Ph.D., Illinois Jessie Mary Ferguson Columbus, Ohio Associate Professor of Education B.A., Chattanooga B.S. in Ed., Ohio State M.A., Ohio State Ph.D., Ohio State  I HE N I N E TEEN-THIR T Y - S E V E N A U C () L A 3 KT ft Glenn Francis Rouse Washington, DC. Issociati Professor of Physics B. A., Cornell College Ph.D., Wisconsin Lois Miles Zucker San Luis Valley, Colorado Assistant Professor oj Latin and Greek B.A., Illinois M.A., Illinois Ph.D., Catholic University of America Edward William Engel Amsterdam, New York Assistant Professor of Chemistry B.S., Union M.A., Princeton Ph.D., Princeton Lowell F. Huelster Oshkosh, Wisconsin Assistant Professor of Economics B.A., Lawrence M.A., Illinois Ph.D., Illinois 1 Walter H. Young Chillicothe, Ohio Assistant Professor of Ph ys ical Education for Men and Instructor in Political Science B.A., Ohio Weslcvan LL.B., Geotge Washington Ruberta M. Olds Custer, South Dakota issi i -fa ut Professor of Spanish Ph.B., Chicago M.A., Columbia r 28 THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN A U C O I. A Merritt C. Batchelder Washington, DC. Assi tant Professor of English B.A., Hillsdale M A , Columbia Ph.D., Iowa Earl Aubrey Dennis 1 indl.iv, Ohio In; il.int Professor of Biology B.A., Wooster Ph.D., Chicago Richard II. Bauer Chicago, Illinois Assistant Professor of History B.A., Chicago M.A., Chicago PhD, Chicago Robert See Sackett Loundenvilie, Ohio Irma Zink Spearlish, South Dakota istant Professor of Psychol B.A., Miami Ph.D., Yale ogy Cornelia M. Cotton Berhesda, Man land Instructor m Biolog HA., Cornell M.A., Syracuse Instructor in Library Science B.A., California B.S. in L.S., Columbia [ 29] THE NINETEEN-THIR T Y -SEVEN AUCOLA Donald Weeks Cleveland, Ohio Instructor in English B.A., Harvard Ph.D., Western Reser James M. Thurmond Dallas, Texas Instructor in Band and Orcht ttra Curtis Institute of Music Philadelphia Louise C. Morse Lakewood, Ohio Instructor in Physical Education for Women B.A., Oberlin Graduate Study, Western Reserve, Columbia James McLain Washington, DC. Instructor in Chora Music B.A., George Washington Certificate, Peabody Conservatory of Music r 7m - Orville Alban Hitchcock Hvndman, Pennsylvania I n tractor in Speech B.A., Pennsylvania State M.A., Iowa Ph.D., Iowa Louis J. Cabrera San, Juan, Puerto Rico Instructor in Spanish and Italian B.A., Dubuque M.A., Maine Graduate Study, Columbia [ 30 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN A U C O L A Floyd M. Riddick Durham, North Carolina Instructor in Pol;:: i HA, Duke M.A., Yanderbilr Ph.D., Duke Henri Gustave Leclercq Paris, France Instructor in French Baccalaureat Latin-Sciences et Philosophic, Lycee Carnot University of Paris University of Berlin Paul E. Smith Altoona, Pennsylvania Teaching, Fellow in English B.A., Dickinson Graduate Study, American Mary Meares Gait Williamsburg, Virginia Assistant Professor of Frenct. B.A., Randolph-Macon l A., Columbia Alliance franchise in Paris Graduate Study, Johns Hopkins Chicago Joseph C. Pray Ypsilanti, Michigan Teaching Fellow tn Political Science A., Michigan State Normal College M.A., Michigan Arthur L. Wood Ann Arbor, Michigan Teaching Fellow in Sociology B.A., Dartmouth M.A., Michigan  T II E N I N E T E E N-TII IRT Y-SEVEN AUCOLA Hughes, Bigelow, Kauffmann, Cooper, Allinger, Meeks, Brown, Blackwelder, Osborn, H. C. Baldwir Walter Edmonds, Lawrence, Letts, C. W. Baldwin, Christie, Burgan, Miss Carmichael, Gray Board of Trustees OFFICERS Arthur C. Christie President Edward F. Colladay . . . . . First Vice President Edwin H. Hughes Second Vice President Herbert E. Walter Treasurer Harry E. Woolever . Assistant Treasurer H. Wilson Burgan Secretary Elizabeth L. Carmichael . .Assistant Secretary Herbert E. Walter Business Manager Albert Osborn Historian Charles W. Baldwin Secretary Emeritus MEMBERS John L. Alcock H. Wilson Burgan David Lawrence Lewis R. Alderman Arthur C Christie William F. McDowell Charles E. Allinger Edward F. Colladay Lanier P. McLachlen Peter M. Anderson Wade H. Cooper Benjamin W. Meeks T. W. Applebv Josephus Daniels Joy Elmer Morgan Charles W. Baldwin George W. Dixon Edgar Morris Howard C. Baldwin Franklin S. Edmonds Hosea B. Moulton F. Murray Benson Harry H. Flemming fames C. Nicholson Jabez G. Bickerton Joseph M. M. Gray John R. Sherwood W. F. Bigelow J. Phelps Hand A. Frank Smith Oscar F. Blackwelder Ivan Lee Holt John G. Townsend, Jr. Henry N. Brawner Miss Florence Hooper Herbert E. Walter Lewis E. Breuninger Edwin H. Hughes William R. Wedderspoon Fred Brown Samuel H. Kauffmann Harrv E. Woolever Mrs. John F. Keator [ 32 ] THE NINETEEN- THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Mrs. Olds, Miss Carmichael, Mrs. Sumner, Mrs. Golder, Miss White Miss Dow, Mr. Walter, Mr. Spaeth, Miss Moss, Miss Lentz Administration Dr. Lucius Charles Clark Chancellor Emeritus Mr. Herbert E. Walter Business Manager Mr. Raymond Julius Spaeth Assistant Business Manager and Bursar Miss Elizabeth L. Carmichael Secretary to the Chancellor Miss Cora Virginia Thomas Secretary to the Business Manager Mrs. Marjory Steuart Golder Registrar and Secretary to the Dean of tht College Miss Rita M. Lentz Assistant Registrar Miss Irma Zink Librarian Miss Elizabeth White Assistant Librarian Mrs. Pauline Olds Hostess, Women ' s Residence Hall Miss Kitty Moss Mrs. Sarah Sumner Assistant in the Office of Business Manager Director of Food Service and Dormitories Miss Sarah H. Dow Secretary of tin Financial Office Miss Florence Slacer College Nurse  ■ ,. FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION SNAPSHOTS T HE N I N E T E E N - T II I R T Y - S E V E N Aid O I. A Billet mth jA4 Senior Class History Is Series of Triumphs Richard Hummer President Margaret Woods. Vice Prt ident Wilva Hankinson. Secretary William Leith Treasurer Jean Snavely Carl Stevens . -Student Council Margaret Walker J Representatives The Class of 1937 in its fresh- man year was united with a splendid spirit by the expert tyranny of Eddie Hopper, while JocThomas kindly " showed them the ropes " of A. U. Under Bob Tinker as president, the class soon won recognition in athletics, publications, Dramat, and class Hummer M. Woods hoilOTS Hank,nson Lc,th Sophomore days bring back the vivid picture of Sidney Sachs as chairman of the Freshman Rules Committee. Frances Page was art ed- itor of The Aucola and Carl Stevens, advertising manager. The Soph Star Dance under the chairmanship of Louisa Stuart was a great success. As Juniors they were represented by Ralph Winslow on the varsity gridiron, and by Sidney Zink and Bill Leith on the basketball court, while the women won intramural honors in both hockey and basket- ball. The juniors headed the Women ' s House Government Associ- ation, the " A " Club, The Eyrie, Spanish Club, the Jester and Swagger clubs. The Eagle and The Aucola staffs claimed Jean Snavely, Pat Paxton, Margaret Woods, Carl Stevens, Anna Mac Browne, and Mary Lehman. The Jolly Juniors Jail Jamboree made a lasting impression, featuring gangsters in full prison regalia. The Junior Prom, directed by President Jack Spratt, was held at the Shoreham Hotel on April 17 in a whirl of excitement and beauty. 1937, and graduation! Sid Sachs, president of the Student Body, was chosen with William Powell to debate in Europe this Mav. Peg Walker served as secretary of the Student Council. Maxwell Galloway was the soprano soloist for the Chorus. In the honor fraternities seniors set a record with nine members in the College Honor Society. Pi Gamma Mu and Brahmins each claimed six, with Beta Beta Beta and the Publications Honor Fra- ternity enrolling five seniors each. [ 36 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOI. A Dorothy Alexeana Bennett Washington, D.C. History Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 2, 3. Susceptible to mirth. Level-headed . . . amiable to a degree . . . affects a coronet with success . . . Entertains a penchant for lengthv discussions on vital issues. Arnold S. Block, aki ' 1 St. Louis, Missouri Biology Washington University, 1, 2, 3. Necessary work competentlv done. Prefers to drive home his point in a heated philosophical or psychological argument. Le temps, qu ' est-ce que e ' est in such a case? Tops it off with a quick, infectious grin. Caroline Boyd, nxo Arlington, Virginia English Allegheny College, 1, 2, University of Hawaii, 2; Pi Chi Omicron (President, 4); Spanish Club, 4. Has acclimatized herself well in her two years at A. U. Charming manner . . . cosmopolitan outlook . . . unobtrusively dependable . . . taci- turn. Engagingly impractical. [ 37] T II E N I N E TEEN- T II1RTY ■ SEVEN A U COLA Doris Brattain ishington, D.C. English BreckyClub, 1,2, 3,4. Dark . . . alert . . . astute . . . discerning. A sense of nonsense. Degage . . . expeditious . . . Forever employing her plentiful energies toward some useful end. Anna Mae Browne Mi. Rainier, Maryland Economics Aucola Staff, 3; Eagle Staff, 1,2,3,4 (Assistant Edi- tor, 1,2; Contributing Editor, 3); Glee Club, 2; Stu- dent Christian Association, 1,2,3, 4, German Club, 1,2. An inquiring mind and a deep sense of justice back of blue eyes and an old-fashioned manner. Interest in people as individuals. One of those rare discoveries — a good listener! Has a peculiar and earnest way of observing one from the corner of her eve. Herwil M. Bryant Washington, D.C. Physics Publications Honor Fraternity; Aucola Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Associate Editor, 3; Photographic Editor, 4); Dra- mat, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4), Orchestra, 1, 2; Band, 1, 2, 3, 4; Brecky Club, 1, 2; German Club, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3); Commons Club, 4 (Treasurer, 4); Track, 3, Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. " You think that ' s something? Well, you should have been out West with me last summer! " Accomplishment without apparent effort. Care- free always. Facility in combining odds and ends of apparatus into something useful for photography or radio.  THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Mary Buckingham ishington, DC. Religion Chorus, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Westerner Club, 1,2, 3, 4; French Club, 2, 3,4; Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. Genuine . . . sympathetic . . . sweet tempered. Entertains a peculiar predilection, nay devotion, for Pittsburgh. Loves singing in choir and at- tending weddings. Occasionally deserts her quiet manner and gives a whoop! Katherine Clough W SHINGTON, D.C. Dramat, 1; Glee Club, ciation, 1, 2, 3. 3; Student Christian Asso- Good company . . . fount of sympathy . . . di- verting. Speaks out in meeting . . . makes the most of a quick wit and unwavering determi- nation . . . very much of a lady ... a trifle excit- able. Cornelia E. Cochran Mercer, Pennsylvania History, Phi Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4. Superlatively good natured . . . generous, to excess, of her time and strength. Hospitable always . . . able . . . unbiased. Knows her poli- tics. Cornv, the acme of selfless consideration. [ 39] T 11 I. NINETEEN-THIRTY- S EVEN AUCOI.A Pauline Corkran, lixo Washington, DC. Biology Pi Chi Omicron (Vice President, 4): Junior Prom Committee; Aucola Staff, 4; Dramat, 3, 4 (1 play); Student Christian Association, 1, 2; French Club, 1, 2, 3; German Club, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2. Engrossed in scientific work . . . exhibits a faith- fulness toward this field that will carry her far. Quiet . . . drawls out her words. Loves cats. Has decided opinions, candidly expressed. Margarett Courtney Chevy Chase, Maryland Religion Class Honors, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 1, 2; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 4); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Basketball . . . has a yen to try her hand at nursing . . . always willing to oblige. Jolly . . . teasing . . . eats blue Nestles. Glass pigs . . . wooden pigs . . . metal pigs . . . pigs! Grace Demetriades Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Religion The National Training School for Christian Workers 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 4; Chorus, 4; Student Christian Association, 4; Spanish Club, 4 (Cielito Lindo); Oxford Fellowship, 4. Greatest antipathies: retiring at night and rising in the morning. Anchovies and olives . . . Congressional and the theatre. Fine back- ground, personality, and character will aid in achieving her aim in Wesley Foundation work.  THE N I N E T E E N - T II 1 R T Y - S E V E N A U C O L A William Wesley Dodge Mi Lean, Virginia Re ligion Class Treasurer, 1, 2; Student Athletic Committee, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 4; Chorus, 1, 3, 4; Student Chris- tian Association, 1, 2, 3; Oxford Fellowship, 4; In- tramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Clean cut. Likable. Offices held and gener activities are significant . . . leadership . . sportsmanship . . . fairness . . . generosity . dependability. Susan Winters Drager Washington, D.C. Romance Languages Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Honor Society; French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4); Spanish Club, 1,2, 3, 4, Eagle Hockey, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2. A feminine version of Puck. Bright . . .naive . . . a lover of the whimsical and fanciful. Shiny pennies. Black-haired Susan — with an ever- present twinkle in her eye. Maynard Eicher, A0 VSHINGTON, DC. Mathematics, Physics Class Honors, 2, 4; Brahmins (President, 4); Publica- tions Honor Fraternity (Vice President, 4); Aucola Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 2; Editor, 3; Ad- visory Editor, 4); Eagle Staff, 1; Football, 1, 2 (As- sistant Manager, 1, Manager, 2); Track, 2; Intra- mural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Universally liked and admired . . . devoid of conceit . . . even tempered . . . sense of humor . . . wide range of endeavor. Wonderful sense of values. All things faithfully and masterfully executed. [41 ] THE NINE TEEN-THIRTY- SEVEN A U C O 1. A Maxwell Galloway, ai Takoma Park, Maryland History Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4); Chorus, 2, 3, 4 (The Mikado), Brecky Club, 3, 4, Spanish Club, 3, 4 (Cielito Lindo). Svelte . . . mellifluous . . . melodious. Delicate features. Ineffably remarkable . . . infinitely gentle. Revels in singing . . . graciously offers this fine ability which she possesses, for the enjoyment of the student body. Bessie M. Hale Arlington, Virginia Economics Student Christian Association, 1, 3; French Club, 1,2. Clear-headed . . . far-sighted . . . observant. Rather shy . . . loyal . . . conservative. Neat and precise in everything. Infinitely under- standing. Margaret Stanley Hall Glen Rock, New Jersey English Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Westerner Club, 1,2, Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. A real seeker after knowledge with a very su- perior philosophy of life. The retentive mind . . the spirit of generosity . . . the ever-willing helping hand . . . sans the usual collegiate affections.  THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Wilva Hankinson, r Washington, D.C. Economics University of Louisville, 1; Alpha Sigma Chi [Teas urer, 4); Class Secretary, 4; Dramat, 2, 3, 4, " A " Cluh, 2, 3, 4 (Dance Leader, 3); Eagle Hockey, 2; Intramural Sports, 2, 3, 4 (Class Leader, 4). Most remarkable example of acclimatization. Few realize now that she has not been at A. U. four years. Abundant good humor. (Perhaps that accounts for it.) Competent. ... a touch of the artist . . . fun! Stephen Hatchett, bbb kSHiNGTON, D.C. Biology, Education Class Honors, 2; Beta Beta Beta (Secretary-Treasurer, 4); Commons Club, 3, 4. Lab coats and formaldehyde. Darkly serious . . . fast walker . . . slow talker . . . weighs words carefully. " Heir " . . . fruit flies . . . tenacity of purpose in solving difficult problems. Richard W. Hummer, Jesters Washington, D.C. Chemistry Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Honor Society; [esters Club (Secretary, 2), Class President, 4; Au- ' cola Staff, 3; Eagle Staff, 1; Dramat, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice President, 4, 5 plaj s , Orchestra, 1; Band, 1, 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club, 2; German Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. A glimmer of the genius with its accompanying abstraction. A touch of the poet with its ac- companying touch of madness. More than a little of the philosopher, thinking things through.  THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SKVKN AUCOLA Eunice T. Jones, i M Sitapur, United Provinces, India English Oberlin, 1; Phi Mu (Treasurer, 4); Student Chris- tian Association, 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 3, Spanish Club, 2, 3, 4, Eagle Hockey, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 2,3,4. Steady eyes. Positive . . . yet dainty and precise. Fleeting moments of mischief . . . underlying intensity. Strong willed . . . but open to con- viction. Reliable . . . and extremelv likable. Mary Adele Lehman, A I Silver Spring, Maryland Psychology-Philosophy Class Honors, 2, 3, 4; Cap and Gown Society, Delta Gamma (Rush Chairman, 2; Social Chairman, 3; Vice President, 4); Chairman, Student Faculty Social Committee, 4; Class Vice President, 1; Aucola Staff, 4; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Columnist, 2, 3, Society Editor, 3; Associate Editor, 4), Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 2, 3; President, 4; Accompanist, 2, 3, 4); Chorus, 2, 3, 4 (Accompanist, 2, 3, 4); Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Omicron Epsilon Pi, 1; May Fete, 3, 4 (Accompanist, 3, 4). What will A. U. do without hen " A splendid, and what is more important in college, a will- ing pianist. The mistress of ceremonies. The all-college organizer. Perspicacious Polly . . . small and capable. William Theodore Leith, @ t Washington, D.C. Economics AIphaTheta Phi (Corresponding Secretary, 2;Treas- urer, 3, 4); Student Comptroller, 3, 4; Student Ath- letic Committee, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 3, 4; Aucola Staff, 3 (Accountant, 3); Eagle Staff, 3 (Accountant, 3); Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Assistant Football Manager, 1; Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Track Manager, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Lanky . . . lithe . . . laconic. Swift strides . . . a crinkly grin. Sense of responsibility. " A good fellow, Leith! " . . . Letter man . . . busi- ness man . . . acumen.  THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E A U C O L A Margaret LeMasters, I M Clarksburg, West Virginia English Cap and Gown Society (President, 4); Phi Mu (Li- brarian, 2, Vice President, 3; President, 4j, Women ' s House Council (Treasurer, 2; President, 3; Social Chairman, 4), Interfraternity Council, 4 v Chairman, 4); Panhellenic Council, 4 (President, 4); Class Vice President, 2, Glee Club, 1; Student Christian Asso- ciation, 1, 2, 3, International Relations Club, 2, 3, 4 (Vice President, 3; Treasurer, 4); French Club, 1, German Club, 2. Determination coupled with concentrated effort. Cheerful willingness plus executive ability. Vi- sion followed by accomplishment. Energv . . . plus! Not the autocratic, hut the helpful, sug- gestive leader. Robert Bruce McRae, MK Washington, D.C. Economics Phi Sigma Kappa (President, 4); Student Council, 1, 2; Handbook Staff, 1 ; Debate, 1, 2; Spanish Club, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Tenacity . . . meaning, strength of mind, strength of character, and strength of purpose. A progressive. A positive personalitv. The true fraternal spirit ... do and dare. Dignitv, maturity, and savoir faire. Pasquale Emil Maffeo Newark, New Jersey Biology St. John ' s College, 1; George Washington Univer- sity, 2, 3. " Pat " . . . Chuckles over private jokes . . . knows himself. Confident. Always the gentle- man . . . hut sticks to his guns. Uproarious! Gym classes morgue-like without him.  THE NINETE EN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Frank Thomas Marino, 11: Washington DC. History International Relations Club, 3, 4, French Club, 2, 3; Track, 3, 4, Intramural Sports, 4. Fascism . . . quiet about it . . . and about most other things too. Track . . . the man can run . . . and does. Concentration . . . his facility for listening and absorbing shows it. Catherine A. Midelburg, A.2X Charleston, West Virginia Political Science Mary Baldwin College, 1, 2, Student Christian As- sociation, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 2,3,4; Eagle Hockey, 3; Intramutal Sports, 1,2, 3- Sufficient unto herself. Mature, gracious and self-possessed. Much cause for pretention — vet, never a sign of it. Decisiveness of opinion. An advanced mind ... an inveterate reader . . . a rather earnest person. Raphael Miller Washington, DC. Religion North East Junior College, 1; Debate, 4, Orchestra, 2. 3, 4 (Manager, 3; President, 4;), Band 2, 3, 4; Commons Club, 4, Oxford Fellowship, 3,4. Dilletante . . . the heritage of a name. Six-footer. A pale searcher after knowledge . . . the " Schoiar Gypsy. " Succeeds in finding something humor- ous in almost any situation. 46 ] THE NINE TEEN -THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Olive Odom, A2X ARI.INC.iTON, VlRGINI R.OMANCE LANGUAGES Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. Spanish Club, 2, 3, 4; German Club, 2, 3- The linguistic expert. Small of stature . . . full of assurance . . . blond. Annapolis . . . and Points West. Loves a good time . . . and coca colas! Frances Page, i Washington, D.C. English. Ari Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; College Honor Society; Cap and Gown Society; Alpha Sigma Chi (Vice Presi- dent, 3); Student Council, 1 ; Class Vice President, 3; Vucola Staff, 1, 2 (Art Editor, 2); Eagle Staff, 4; Eyrie Staff, 3, 4 (Associate Editor, 3, 4); Dramat, 1, ., }, 4 President, 4 Infinite capacity for appreciation . . . the artistic impulse, hacked by organized knowledge. Color . . . mirth . . . originality. Never a dull moment. Mad, we grant you . . . but there are depths and more . . . Patricia Paxton, Aix Washington, D.C. Political Science Alpha Sigma Chi (Secretary, 2, 3, President, 4); In- terfraternity Council, 3, 4; Panhellenic Council, 4, Aucola Staff, 4 (Assistant Editor, 4); Eagle Stall , 1 , 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 2, 3; Associate Editor, 4); Dramat, L, 2, 4, Glee Club, 1, 2; French Club, 1,2,3, 4. M.u Fete, 2, 3, Dance S) mposium, 2, 3, 4. Her secret is abundance ... of exuberance . . . of vitality . . . of fellowship . . . of friendship . . . of cooperation ... of unselfishness and gener- ositv to a fault. Friday ' s child . . . the conta- gious grin and the brown felt hat.  . THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V EN A U C O L A Dorothy Pa yne, i:x Cambridge, Maryland Political Science Dramat, l;Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3 The inveterate magazine peruser. A Southern drawl. A degree of shyness — certainly a large degree of reticence. Lovely blond hair, a sug- gestion of naivete, a tendency toward bookish- ness. Betty-Ann Pearce, AUX Nutley, New Jersey Latin, Education Eagle Staff, 1, 2; Band, 1; Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, In- tramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Joie de vivre! Walking and hockey in the au- tumn . . . walking and sledding in the winter . . . walking and roller-skating in the spring. A completely likable small portion of humanity with curlv blond hair and an elusive devil in her eye. Ruth Pope Uniontown, Pennsylvania Religion The National Training School for Christian Workers, 1,2, 3. A deaconess from the Middle West . . . pro- foundly interested in social work. Congenial . . . cordial . . . deep affection for raw onions, midnight feasts, and sardines. [ 48 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA William C. Powell, ii: vMiiNi.TON, DC. English Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Brahmins; Publications Honor Fraternity; Parlia- mentarian, Student Association, 4, Aucola Stall, 1, 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 3); Debate, 2,3.4 Manager, 3, 4; English Tour, 4); Student Christian Associa- tion, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, Commons Club, 4 (Secretary, 4). Time for everything and everything .it its speci- fied time. A tall story specialist of the first order; a perfect parliamentarian. The personi- fication of erudition . . . " Oh, that bread should be so dear, and human life so cheap, " quoth he. Vivian Z. Ross Washington, D.C. English Wilson Teachers College, 1, 2. Deep discussion of contemporary world prob- lems . . . friendliness personified . . . believes in employing good common sense to most things . . . has developed her own individual set of values .md abides by them. Sidney S. Sachs, ASP, him iSHiNGTON, D.C. Economics Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4, Brahmins, Pi Gamma Mu (Vice President, 4); Delta Sigma Rho (President, 4); President Student Body, 4, Student Council, 3, N.S.F.A. Delegate, 3, 4; Student Facul t Social Committee, 2; Class President, 2; Chairman Fresh- man Rules Committee, 2; Eyrie Staff, 3, 4 H Manager, 3, 4); Debate, 2, 3, 4 (English Tour, 4 I; Band, 4, International Relations Club, 2, 3; Breck) Club, 1 , 2; French Club, 2, 3; intramural Spoils, I, 2, 3,4. The benevolent despot . . . contributes both light and heat to a discussion . . . packs a punch in the way ot a verbal uppercut. The SSS stands for School spirit, Sense, and Sincerity. An able and enthusiastic leader who gets Fun out ot Life. [ 49] T II E N I N E T E E N IIIKTY-SEVEN AUCOI.A Helen Sanderlin Washington, B.C. English Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Aucola Staff, 1, 3; Eagle Staff, 1; Eyrie Staff, 3, 4 (Associate Editor, 3, 4); Dramat, 2, Glee Club, }, 4, Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Dance Symposium, 2, 3, May Fete, 2, 3. Spontaneity is the keynote of her personality. Brilliance and assertiveness show an inde- pendent spirit. She is puckishly lovely . . . lithe in movement . . . attractively erratic in expression . . . abrupt. Owenita Harrah Sanderlin Washington, D.C. English Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4, College Honor Society; Alpha Chi Omega Prize, 3; Faculty Prize, 3; Aucola Staff, 1; Eyrie Staff, 3, 4 (Editor, 3, 4); Dramat, 1, Omicron Epsilon Pi, 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete, 2, 3. Warm human sympathy and an innate idealism invite friendship. Complete and undeniable efficiency demand admiration. Here is a scholar in the finest sense. Here is a person who lives up to her convictions. Dorothy Lucile Schoonover, M, lii ' M Milwaukee, Wisconsin Political Science Milwaukee-Downer College, 1, 2; Class Honors, 3; Women ' s House Council (President, 4); Student Christian Association, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 3. Perfectly poised, the quintessence of trimness, entirely effectual. A delightfully diminutive and dainty person. Has a nice hand with a pen. An exceedingly clever diplomat. [ 50] THE NINETEEN -THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA George Ferguson Scott, SK Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania History, Economh s Phi Sigma Kappa (Recording Secretary, 4); Hamil- ton House Council, 4; Student Council Food Com- mittee, 4; Eagle Staff, 1, 4; International Relations Club, 2, 3; Assistant Basketball Manager, 1; Assist- ant Football Manager, 3; Basketball Manager , 3. Serious . . . capitalistic . . . indefatigable reader ... he assimilates. Loves a good argument. Alvvavs in a hurry . . . and knows where he is going. " But a good cigar is a smoke. " Christiana Harrison Showacre Laurel, Maryland Education, History Student Christian Association, 1, 3. Silent . . . systematic. Particular —discriminat- ing. An idealist as regards a romantic future . . . DCvertheless, paradoxically, practical. Fastidi- ous . . . Virginia Slinn, l i Fall River, Massachusetts History Phi Mu (Historian, 4); Debate, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2; International Relations Club, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4 ; French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; German Club, 2, 3, 4; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Captain, 2); Intramural Spurts, 1, 2, 3,4. Contagious giggles . . . athletic . . . crisp . . . redundant. Starts study at 1:00 a. m. . . . gets up tor breakfast. [51 ] THE NINETEEN- THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOl.A Jean Snavely, x Washington, D.C. Class Honors, 3; Brahmins Seen mm , I , Student Council, 4; Student-Faculty Social Committee, 3 Aucola Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant u i ditor, 2, 4 Art Editor, 3); Eagle Staff, 2, 3 (Cartoonist, 2, 3) Eyrie Staff, 3, 4 (Art Editor, 3, 4); Sportscore, 3 (II lustrator, 3); International Relations Club, 3, 4; Brccky Club, 1,2, 3, German Club, 3, 4 (Vice Presi- dent, 4); " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; May Fete, 2, 3, 4. In- tramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Vitality rampant! A person of ideas and ideal- isms. Possesses an unusual combination of abili- ties in the arts — from cartoonist extraordinaire to dabbler in oils. Beauty and intelligence, another rare combination, rarer still when combined with a Hair for snappy practical I o king. Annabel Jane Spangle Pompano, Florida Religion Glee Club, 3; Student Christian Association, 3,4. Spontaneity! Vivacity! Enthusiasm! Strives seriously for the ideal . . . universally and sin- cerely friendly . . . conscientious. Admires creativeness. Aspires to be a full-time assistant pastor. Never fails to use her tireless energy on behalf of others. James Spratt, Jesters Bucksport, Maine Economics, Education Jesters Club (Pledgemaster, 1; President, 3; Secre- tary, 4); Constitutional Committee, 2, 3, 4; Inter- fraternity Council, 2 (Treasurer, 2); Vice President Hamilton House Association, 2, 3, Food Committee, 3; Class President, 3;Dramat, 1, 3; Band, 1; Football, 2, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Efficiency in executive offices gives the lie to slow, drawling New England manner. A dry wit. An effervescent, fun-loving spirit beneath a dignified exterior. [ 52 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA V VSHINGTON, D.C. Betty Stephan, A2X, asp Psychology Class Honors, 4; Delta Sigma Rho (Vice President, 4); Student Forum Committee, 4; Eagle Staff, 1, 2; Eyrie Staff, 3; Debate, 2, 3, 4; Dramat, 1, 2, 3, 4; Stu- dent Christian Association, 1; French Club, 1, 2; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. A penetrating and inquiring mind. Abundant sense of humor and hail-fellow-well-met mark the good companion. Positiveness . . . love of the spectacular . . . genius at character analysis mark the individualist! Carl Mantle Stevens, AG , BBB Urbana, Illinois Chemistry Class Honors, 1, 3; Brahmins; Publications Honor Fraternit y (Secretary, 3; President, 4); Alpha Theta Phi (Secretary, 3; President, 4 , Beta Beta Beta (Vice President and Historian, 4); Student Council, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 2; Aucola Staff, ?, 3 (Advertising Manager, 2; Business Manager, 3); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Advertising Manager, 3; Business Manager, 4); Handbook Editor, 3; Orchestra, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Manager, 2, 3), Band, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Manager, 2, 3; President, 4); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. Puts spirit into his undertakings. Applies out- standing mental ability to his studies. Unos- tentatious worker. " Quiet, please! " he says, head on one side, a quizzically amused expres- sion on his face. Marguerite Stevenson V sH!NGTON, D.C. ENGLISH Class Honors, 1, 2, 4; College Honor Society. Sudden laughter in a quiet room! Rapt atten- tion. A slightly English accent. Everything has a meaning. People out of the past are liv- ing beings. An eager student. A turbulent spirit in the cause of social justice! [53 T Hi; N I N E T E E N-THIRTY-SKVEN AUCOLA Louisa Harding Stuart, A2X, BBB Washington, D.C. Biology Student-Faculty Social Committee, 3, Intel fr.it ci nitv Council, 3; Class Social Chairman, 4, Aucola Staff, 1, 3; Eagle Staff, 3; Eyrie Staff, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 1,2,3,4. Slim, attractive, beautifully groomed. Imag- ination and versatility of ideas have made her class dance decorations particularly outstand- ing. Rather serious minded. Unalterable in her affections. Henry A. Swanton Chevy Chase, Maryland History, Economics Glee Club, 3, International Relations Club, 2, 3, Commons Club, 4; Intramural Sports, 2, 3, 4. Lackadaisical . . . easv going . . . quiet. Deep voice . . . inclined to the serious. Has a habit of " doodling " during lectures . . . without missing anything . . . Puts much spirit and industry into inter-class competition. Robert E. Tinker, EK, ITTM Ridgewood, New Jersey Economics Hamilton House Council, 1, 2; Class President, 1; Debate, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2; Band, 1, 2; Student Christian Association, 1, 2; International Relations Club, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2. Ever dependable in word and deed. Consider- ate always. Rugged about the eyebrows, tall, and self-possessed. There are depths here which few have fathomed. [ 54] THE N I N E T E E N - T II I R T Y - S E V E N A U C O I. A Sarah Bruner Tolman, i: , BBB Washington, D.C. Biologi Alpha Sigma Chi (Vice President, 4); Swagger Club, 1, 2, 3 (Sergeant at Arms, 2; Corresponding Secre- tary, 3); Dramat, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Associa- tion, 1, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 2,3. " Good looks and snappy cloches. Smoothie from head to toes! " Just about the right height . . . just about the right degree of sophis- tication . . . just about the most fun . . . just about the right amount of artistic ability to get places with it . . . just about right. Beverly Harriet Cohen Bay Shore, New York History .ucola Staff, 2, 3, Student Christian Association,!, 2; German Club, 1, 2; Anglican Club, 1,2, 3, 4 (Secre- tary, 2; Vice President, 3, 4). Passion for stuffed animals . . . lovelv black, curly hair . . . utterly feminine. Love . . . loyalty . . . laughter. Punctual . . . loves a good palaver . . . has a nice perspective. Margaret Walker, i i Gaithersburg, Maryland English Brahmins; Cap and Gown Society; Phi Mu (Secre- tary, 3; Librarian, 4); Student Council, 4 (Secretary, 4); Women ' s House Council (Secretary, 3); Class Secretary, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 2, 3, 4 (Vice President, 4); " A " Club, 2, 3, 4 (President, 3, 4); Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1,2, 3,4. " Ask Peggy. She ' ll know. " — An accepted statement of fact. Peggy, a holder of many offices ... an example of dependability ... a purveyor of good cheer ... a believer in true sportsmanship ... a very busy person.  T UK N I N E T R K N-TII IRT Y-SEVEN A U C () L A Marie V. Ward Washington, D.C. Englzsb Glee Club, 2. Reserved ... a trifle bashful . . . decided 1 in- telligent. Latent sense of humor that appears most engagingly upon acquaintance. Has a remarkable passion for her pet dog . . . and a similar one for driving. Ruth Ward, AT, III M Washington, D.C. History, Economics Class Honors, 2; Delta Gamma (Secretary, 3; Presi- dent, 4); Panhellenic Council, 4 (Vice President, 4); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 3, 4; International Relations Club, 3, 4; BreckvClub, 1, 2, 3 (Social Chairman, 3), French Cluh, i, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 2, 3- Administratrix . . . cooperative in all dealing with other people. Curls . . . clothes . . . self- lessness. Originality of ideas . . . the proverbial small package. Margaret L. Warthen, nxo Washington, D.C. English Pi Chi Omicron (Secretary, 4); Glee Club, 2; French Cluh, 1,2, 3, German Club, 3, 4: May Fete, 2, 3- Music is probably her greatest interest. She loves it. Energy . . . ambition . . . consideration . . . graciousness. She has the courage of her convictions, the will to carry them through, and the personality to back them up. [ 56 THE N I N E T E K N - T II I R T V - S E V E N A U C O L A Ethel Marie Whitlow, Al lll l Washington, DC. Political Scienci Class Honors, 1, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Delta Gamma (Vice President, 3; Convention Delegate, 4, Anchora Correspondent, 4); Pi Gamma Mil, 3, 4 (President, 4); Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Eagle Staff ' , 2, 3, 4 i Assistant Editor, 2; Contributing Editor, 3, 4); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus, 2, 3, 4; Student Chris- tian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Social Chairman, 2); Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4); French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete, 2,3. Determined, disciplined effort, conscientious- ness, and unbounded interest in her subjects of study have pulled down the honors. A campus personality of some note, and no mistake. Henry Willard, ll I ' M 1 ki ih i;k k, Maryland Class Honors, 3, 4. Among the few of us who has already begun his life ' s work . . . now teaching in Baltimore. A sober, steadfast person . . . every inch a student with an all-encompassing interest. Chas. H. Willcox, 2K Religion Canton, Pennsylvania Dickinson Seminary, 1, 2; Glee Club, 3; Student Christian Association, 3, 4; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3, Oxford Fellowship, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4). Casual . . . unassuming. A decidedly engaging smile. Worries little . . . hurries little. Studies consist mostly of browsing through various and sundry odd volumes in the lihrarv. Cour- teous . . . cogitative . . . conservative.  THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AU C O L A Ralph H. Winslow, I1K Chicago, Illinois Economics, History Phi Beta Zeta (Vice President, 2); Student Council, 3; Student Athletic Committee, 2; Class Parliamen- tarian, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Football, 1,2,3, 4; Basketball, 2, Intramural Sports, 1,2,3. " Ah, ham! " " Dagnamit! " The illusive quarterback . . . the gentleman idealist . . . the conscientious student . . . the daring speedster! Equanimity . . . except on occasion . . . when smitten with a sort of excitable indecision. Margaret Jane Woods, im kSHiNGTON, D.C. Romance Languages Class Honors, 1, 3, 4; Phi Mu (Second Vice Presi- dent, 2; Registrar, 3, Chaplain, 4); Class Vice Presi- dent, 4, Aucola Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 3, 4); Dramat,2(l play); Gle e Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice Pres- ident, 4); Chorus, 2, 3, 4 (The Mikado); Student Christian Association, 1,2,3, 4; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice President, 3); French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice President, 3); Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Presi- dent 3,4; Cielito Undo); " A " Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secre- tary-Treasurer, 2; Secretary, 3); Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3, 4, Intramural Sports, 1,2, 3, 4. Balanced . . . determined. Has a lighter streak. Sinks them neatly in basketball. A steadfast friend . . . has many herself. Drives the Dean ' s car . . . forgets she is the Dean ' s daughter. Martha Ruth Young, asx Washington, D.C English San Antonio Junior College, 1, 2, Student Christian Association, 4. The perfect lady in every respect. Reticent . . . intelligent. Graceful . . . gracious. Good looking . . . good taste. True to her word. Thoughtful towards her acquaintances. A perpetually happy disposition. The kind of person one likes to have around. [ 58] THE NINETEENTH IRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Sidney Zink, A - ! History, Economics 2; Basketball, 3, 4; Wolcott, Kansas Kansas City Junior College Tennis, 3, 4. Big time sportsman from way out West . . . preoccupied . . . intent . . . possessed of a ready grin. Consistently calm and unruffled. Inci- dentallv, not bad to look at. Lansdowne, Pennsylvania Caroline C. Furst, ' I ' M Lingnan University, 3, 4 (Exchange Student, two semesters); Phi Mu (Social Chairman, 2); Assistant Cheerleader, 1; Aucola Staff, 1, 2; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4; Debate, 1, 2; Dra- mat, 1, 2 (2 plays). Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3, Spanish Club, 2; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 2, 3, 4; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; Eagle Hockev, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 4. Marion, North Carolina Mary Lou Morgan, A2X Woman ' s College of the University of North Carolina, 1; Marjorie Webster Schools, 2, University of North Carolina, 3; Spanish Club, 4. Mary Elizabeth Pender Chicago, Illinois French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3, 4. Edward J. Thrasher Washington, D.C. Political Science University of Maryland, 1, 2; Publications Honor Fraternity; Eagle Staff, 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 3); Dramat, 2, 3, 4 (2 plays); Glee Club, 2, 3; Chorus, 3; Intramural Sports, 2, 3-  JUNIOR AND SENIOR SNAPSHOTS THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN A U C O I A Juniors Are Eminent In Sports, Journalism William W. Thompson .President Kathryn Taylor Vict President Carol Laise. Secretary Albert Shaw . Treasurer Elisabeth Craig " i Lucile Maris • .. Student Council Olin Smith Representatives The juniors represent a spirited array of talent and ability. As freshmen they discarded the green after defeating the upper- classmen on Field Day. Jane Getz, the first freshman ever to debate on the varsity squad, was a rising star of ' 38. The Eagle and The Aucola drew support from the ranks of the newcomers, and Bill Briggs handed the college a laugh when he was crowned Queen of the May in a burlesque of the May Fete. In the sophomore year appeared the gridiron stars: Applegate, Carlo, Dick, Hanawalt, Hansborough, and Winslow. Bee Craig through her prowess in hockey was made a member of the All-D.C. team. Bartle, Diggs, Frank, Getz, Roberts, and Wrenn carried on the class literary tradition. If Life Worth Living gave vent to the dra- matic abilities of Rowland Roberts and Bill Thompson. Nine mem- bers won class honors. With Bill Thompson as president, the Class of ' 38 in its third year accepted the responsibility for directing many of the campus activities. Juniors headed the Anglican, Brecky, Commons, German, and West- erner clubs. For the first time in many years the editorship of The Eagle was given to a junior, Frank Diggs. Five offices of the Student Christian Association belonged to members of the class. In the basketball headlines were Edwards, Harris, Lee, and Palmer. During the three years, Lew Frank was active as editor of The Sport- score, organizer of sport publicity, and champion of the cause of the football men. The social season reached two high points in the class dance, the Winter Frolic, and the Junior Prom, held at the Congressional Countrv Club, April 16. And thus the Class of 1938 steps into seniority. [61 ] THE NINK TEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Mary Aiken, AT, II PM Washington, D.C. Political Science Class Honors, I, 2, 3, Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 2, 3); French Club, 1; Spanish Club, 3. Franklin Way Bartle, EA Martinsville, New Jersey English Aucola Staff, 3; Eagle Staff, 2, 3; German Club, 1, 2, 3; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3); Commons Club, 3 (Executive Committee, 3). Mary E. Bateman Seat Pleasant, Maryland History Debate, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2, Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Florence Sue Birdseye, IITM Chevy Chase, Maryland Political Science Class Honors, 1; Glee Club, 1, 2, Student Christian Association, 2, 3; International Re- lations Club, 2, 3- Fred Boyd, 2K Warren, Pennsylvania Political Scienci Debate, 2, 3, International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3). Lindsay B. Branson, Jesters Washington, D.C. Political Science, Economics Jesters Club (Vice President-Treasurer, 3j; Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3; Football, 1, 2; Boxing, 1, 3, Track, 1, 2. Josephine Brashears, A — X Washington, D.C. History Swagger Club (Pledge Captain, 2, Secretary, 3); French Club, 3- Maeve Brennan, i M Dublin, Ireland English Immaculata Seminary, 1, 2, French Club, 3; German Club, 3. 62 THE NINE TEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Joseph A. Britton, A0 Bristol, Pennsylvania Economics, Education Alpha Theta Phi (Editor, 1; Ritual Officer, 2); Student Comptroller, 3; Eagle Staff, 3 (Ac- counting Manager, 3); Student Christian Asso- ciation, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 1, 2; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3; Football, 1, 2, 3, Basketball, 1, Track, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Mary Elizabeth Broadbent, A2X ishington, D.C. English Principia College, 1; University of California, Jane Brough, A1X San Antonio, Texas Huron Glee Club, 1, Chorus, 3, Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Dick Carroll, Jesters Ravi.nna, Ohio Economics, Political Science Jesters Club (Vice President-Treasurer, 2, 3 , Class President, 2; Debate, 3, Student Chris- tian Association, 1, 2, 3; International Rela- tions Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Box- ing. 3 Virginia Christie, A2X Washington, D.C. Sociology San Diego State College, 1, Marjorie Webster Schools, 2; Dramat, 3; Glee Club, 3; Spanish Club. 3, Intramural Sports, 3. Margaret Genevieve Coan, AT ishington, D.C. English Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Associ- ation, 1, 2; Breckv Club, 1, 2, 3, French Club, 1, 2, 3. Spanish Club, 1, 2. Marian E. Cohen, II I ' M Washington, D.C. American History, Vol it:. Class Honors, 3; Breckv Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3; " A " Club, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Hockey, 1,2,3. David T. Copenhafer ishington, D.C. Chemistry Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Breckv Club, 1, 2; Ger- man Club, 1.  T II E N I N E T E E N - T II I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOLA Clarence Corkran, Jesters Washington, D.C. Political Science Jesters Club (President, 3); Aucola Staff, 1; Football, 1, 2, Track, 1, 2, 3. Helen B. Cowles, ' I ' M East Orange, New Jersey Psychology Student Christian Association, 1,2,3, Oraniat, 2. Elizabeth Faye Craig, ' I ' M Lansdowne, Pennsylvania l-ut nli Phi Mu (Historian, 2; Registrar, 2); Student Council, 3, Women ' s House Council, 2; Inter- fraternitv Council, 3 (Secretary, 3); Panhel- lenic Council, 3; Eagle Staff, 2, Glee Club, 1,2; Chorus, 2, 3, Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3 (Captain, 3); Intramural Sports, 1,2,3. Phyllis Davis, AT Washington, D.C. Education Delta Gamma (Rush Chairman, 3); Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, Intramural Sports, 1, 2. Frank Diggs Linthicum Heights, Maryland Economics Publications Honor Fraternity, Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 1, 2; Editor, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 1, 2, Commons Club, 2. Frank P. Donovan, Jr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania English History Prize, 2, Boxing, 3 Bernard Dove Washington, D.C. Economics Student Athletic Committee, 2, 3 (Chairman, 3); Breckv Club, 1,2,3 (Treasurer, 2); German Club, 1 , 2, 3 (President, 1); Track Manager, 2; Intramural Sports, 2, 3. Walter R. Edwards, SK, BBB Trenton, New Jersey Biology Freshman Debate Winner; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; German Club, 1 , Football, 1; Basketball, 1, 2, 3, Track, 2, Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3- [ 64] THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOI.A Mary Mason Evaul. ' I ' M, BUM Hagerstown, Maryland Biology Student Christian Association, 1, 2, Spanish Club, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. William W. Fox, Jesters Ocean Grove, New Jersey Psychology Jesters Club (Secretary, 2); Dramat, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 1,2, 3; German Club, 3, Foot- ball, 1, 3; Boxing, 2. Lewis C. Frank, Jr. Detroit, Michigan Political Science, History Publications Honor Fraternity; Aucola Staff, 2 (Sports Editor, 2); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Sports Editor, 1; Assistant Editor, 1, 2, 3), Sportscore Editor, 2, 3; Basketball Manager, 2, General Manager of Athletics, 3; Publicity Director, 1,2, 3. Herbert Fuchs, 1 1K Washington, D.C. Economics, History Class Honors, 1; Phi Sigma Kappa Treasurer, 3 . Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1; Chorus, 3; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, 1; Track 2; Football Manager, 2; Manager of Equip- ment, 2, 3- mMiih Frances Marie Garrett, AT, IITM Washington, D.C. History, Education Class Honors, 1; Delta Gamma (Correspond- ing Secretary, 3); Eagle Staff, 1,2, 3, Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3 (Social Chairman, 3); French Club, 1.2,3 Jane Getz. IIXO Tyrone, Pennsylvania L.itm Brahmins; Pi Chi Omicron (Corresponding Secretary, 3); Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Associate Editor, 3); Eagle Staff, 2, 3 (Associate Editor, 3 , Debate, 1, 2, 3. International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3, May Fete Manager, 3 Drusilla Gottshall, AT Washington, D.C. History Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 3; Student Christian Association, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2. Spanish Club, 3, " A " Club, 2, 3. Wade N. Hansborough, Jesters Mi I i w, Virginia Economics Jesters Club (Social Chairman, 3?; Football, 1, 2, 3, Boxing, 1. [ 65 ] T HE N I N E T EEN-TIIIR T Y - S E V E N AUC () L A Ella Fulmore Harllee, AXX Washington, D.C. Speech, Psychology Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 2, Intramural Sports, 2. Leonard C. Harris, A(-) 1 Attleboro, Massachusetts History Glee Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3); Quartet, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Orchestra, 1, 2, Hand, 1, 2, Stu- dent Christian Association, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3), Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Tennis, 1, 2, 3. Mildred M. Harris, 11XO Washington, DC. Huron, Religion Glee Cub, 1; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3- Mary L. Havens, J M Washington, D.C. English Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Dramat, 2; Student Christian Association, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 2, 3, Tennis, 2, 3 Daniel Richard Hild Washington, D.C. Economics Publications Honor Fraternity; Cheerleader, 3; Aucola Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Business Manager, 3); Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3 (Vice Presi- dent, 3); Chorus, 2, 3; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Margaret Caroline Hill Hampstead, Maryland Religion Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 2, 3; Chorus, 2; French Club, 2, 3- [Catherine Holmgreen, A-X San Antonio, Texas Religion Studen t Christian Association, 1, 2,3, Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3. Ruth Hudson, A2X Washington, D.C. English Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, Glee Club, 1, 2; Band, 3; German Club, 2, 3, Intramural Sports, 1,2, 3- [ 66 THE NINE TEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Edna Ruth Humphreys, I M Philadelphia, Pennsylvania English Phi Mu (Editor, 2, 3; Social Chairman, 3); Class Secretary, 1; Class Social Chairman, 2, 3; Women ' s House Council (Treasurer, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; " A " Club, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3. Kathryn B. Ingberg, AT Garrett Park, Maryland History, Sp.ni: l Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 3), Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Debate, 2, 3; Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3, Spanish Club, 1,2, 3 (Secretary, 2); " A " Club, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Hockey, 3- Norman B. Jacobs, Jr., «I»1K Gaithersburg, Maryland Political Science University of Maryland, 1, 2, Assistant Cheer- leader, 3; Intramural Sports, 3. Helene Jeannette Kause, AT Washington, D.C. K Class Vice President, 1; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Student Chris- tian Association, 1, 2, 3, Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, Mav Fete. 1, 2, 3 Atk Kenneth Knapp, Jesters Palm Beach, Florida Chemistry Jesters Club (Recording Secretary, 3); Spanish Club, 3; Football, 2; Boxing, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2. Carol C. Laise, I M Washington, D.C. Political Science Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Class Secretary, 3, Eagle Stall, 1, 2, 3 (Women ' s Sports Editor, 2, 3); De- bate, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; " A " Club, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3; Intra- mural Sports, 1,2,3- Norma E. Lambke, II () Buffalo, New York German German Club, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3). Sherman Emery Lee, A(- ' l 1 1 I ' M Detroit, Michigan American Huron ami Government Albion College, 1; Alpha Theta Phi (Ritual Officer, 3); Westerner Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3); Basketball, 2, 3; Tennis, 1, 2, 3. [ 67 ] THE N I N K T E E N - T H I R T Y - S K V E N AUCOLA Robert Livingston, A(-) I» Arlington, Virginia Economics Glee Club, 1,2,3 (Secretary, 3); Student Chris- tian Association, 2, 3 (Men ' s Social Chairman, 3). Barbara Loomis Washington, D.C. French Averett College, 1; Glee Club, 3; Spanish Club, 2, 3; French Club, 2, 3. John Hamilton McNeely Washington, D.C. History Class Honors, 1. Lucile Elizabeth Maris, AT Arlington, Virginia Education Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Student Council, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Band, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 2, 3 (Vice President, 3); French Club, 1,2; ' ' A " Club, 1,2,3; Intramural Sports 1,2, 3. Joseph F. Masi Arlington, Virginia Chemistry Publications Honor Fraternity (Secretary, 3); Class Honors, 1, 2; Student Athletic Commit- tee, 2, 3; Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Associate Editor, 3); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Sports Editor, 3); Ten- nis Manager, 1, 2. Walton M. May, AH Washington, D.C. Chemistry Class Honors, 3; Tennis, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Carl C. Mueller Margate City, New Jersey Chemistry Glee Club, 1 (Pinafore); Student Chrisrian Association, 2; German Club, 2. Isabelle G. Noble, A2X, II I ' M New York, New York Economics Alpha Sigma Chi (Treasurer, 3), Eagle Start ,2, Spanish Club, 1; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3 (Sec- retary, 3). THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N A U C O L A Arthur Nylen, Jesters Washington, D.C. Economics University of Georgia, 1, Basketball, 2, 3, Intramural Sports, 2, 3- Lucile Marguerite Olmsted. 1I ) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Spttch, Psychology Women ' s House Council, 3, Pi Chi Omicron Pledge Mistress, 3), Glee Club, 1,2, 3; Chorus, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3 (Sec- retary , 3 , Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3 Mildred Elizabeth Paddock, A2X WASHINGTON, D.C. English Alpha Sigma Chi (Corresponding Secretary, J); Aucola Start, 3; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Contribut- ing Editor, 2, 3); Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3- Everett N. Palmer Arlington, Virginia English Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Associate Editor, 3); Eagle Staff, 2, 3. Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, Chorus, 2. 3, W esterner Club, 1,2, 3 (Treasurer, 1; President, 2 , Football, 1, 2, Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Jean Jordan Pliler Washington, D.C. English Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; West- erner Club, 1, 2, 3, Spanish Club, 1, 2, 3, May Fere, 1. Dorothy Jean Readey Washington, D.C. Religi Betty Reed, AEX Washington, D.C. English Bradford Junior College, 1, 2. Jack Rhodes Washington, D.C. Physical Education Phi Beta Zeta, 1, 2, Freshman Rules Commit- tee. 2. 3, Football, 1,2, 3; Boxing, 1,2; Track, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3  THE NINE TEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOI.A mm LAI Rowland Roberts Washington, D.C. English Class Honors, 1; Aucola Staff, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3; Dramat, 1, 2, Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 1; Orchestra, 1, 2 , 3 (Manager, 3); Band, 1, 2, 3 (Manager, 3); Omicron Epsilon P., 3- Wesley B. Sarles, A0 Norwood, Ohio Political Science Rutgets University, 1; Debate, 2, 3, Student Christian Association, 2, 3, International Re- lations Club, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 2, 3; Basket- ball, 2, Tennis, 2, 3, Intramural Sports, 3- Pauline Schloesser, ASX, IIKA Fbedonia, Kansas Economics Kansas State College, 1, 2; Eagle Staff, 3; De- bate, 3; German Club, 3- Albert T. Shaw, A.© Denver, Colorado Economics Alpha Theta Phi (Pledge President, 2); Class Treasurer, 2, 3, Glee Club, I, 2, 3, Chorus, 1, 2; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3 (Treas- urer, 2); Basketball, 1, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Fred Latham Silbersberg, Hit I! Washington, DC. German German Club, 1, 2, 3, Track, 1. Charles A. Sixbey, V© Mayville, New York Physics Alpha Theta Phi (Recording Secretary, 3); Eagle Staff, 3 (Editorial Writer, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3 (Manager, 3); Chorus, 2, 3 (Man- ager, 3); Orchestra, 1; Band, 1; Basketball, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. OHn Smith, A -) ! Chevy Chase, Maryland Chemistry Alpha Theta Phi (Social Chairman, 2, 3; Vice President, 3); Student Council, 3; Student Ath- letic Committee, 3; Student-Faculty Social Committee, 3; Intrafraternity Council, 3; Class President, 1; Student Christian Associ- ation, 1,2, 3, German Club, 3; Track, 2; Intra- mural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Isabel Smoots Spearfish, South Dakota Biology Black Hills Teachers College, 1, 2, Glee Club, 3; Chorus, 3. [70 THE NINETE EN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOl.A Grace Stevens Washington, D.C. Religion University of Maryland, 1, 2; Student Chris- tian Association, 3. Robert T. Stevenson, BBB Washington, D.C. Biology Class Honors, 2; Beta Beta Beta President, 3); Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3; Commons Club, 2, 3; Track, 3, Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3- Francis Richard Stone iMiiw.TON, D.C. English Union College, 1, 2; Oxford Fellowship, 3. Wilbert S. Strickler York, Pennsylvania French Glee Club, 1, French Club, 1, 2, 3, Omicron Epsilon Pi, 1, 2. John B. Struble, Jesters Nutley, New Jersey History, Political Science University of Newark, 1, International Rela- tions Club, 2, 3; German Club, 3; Football, 2, 3; Boxing, 2; Intramural Sports, 2, 3- Mildred Lorraine Tabb, BUI! Washington, D.C. Biology Glee Club, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; German Club, 3 (Secretary, 3 , Intra- mural Sports, 1, 2, 3 (Ping Pong Champion, 2). Kathryn Taylor, A I ' , Blili Washington, D.C. Biology Class Honors, 1; Delta Gamma (Rush Chair- man, 2; Secretary, 3); Class Vice President, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Staff (Circulation Manager, 2, 3); ■ ' A " Club, 2, 3. Bill Thompson, 1 1K York, Pennsylvania Political Science Phi Sigma Kappa (Vice President, 3), Student Council, 2, 3; Class President, 3. Chairman Freshman Rules Committee, 2, Dramat, 1, 2, 3 (3 plays). [71 ] T H E N I N E T EEN- T IIIRTY- S E V E N AUCOLA fc " 5 M M. M William Tresnon, " I ' iCK Phoenix, Arizona Political Science Glee Club, 1,2, 3; Chorus, 3, International Re- lations Club, 1 , 2, 3; Track, 1, 2, 3, Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. James Waldo, A0$ Washington, D.C. Political Science Dramat, 1, 2, 3, Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, Chorus, 1, 2, 3; Quartet, 2, 3; Breckv Club, 1, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3); French Club, 1, 2, 3. Spanish Club, 3, Track, 2. Frances Williams, AT, II I ' M Arlington, Virginia Hconomics, History Delta Gamma (Treasurer, 3); Breckv Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2,3. Raymond Fitzhugh Wrenn Herndon, Virginia English Class Honors, 1; Publications Honor Fraternity (Treasurer, 3); Aucola Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 2; Editor, 3); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 (As- sistant Editor, 2), German Club, 1, 2, 3 (Presi- dent, 3). Mabel Eleanor Wright, 1IXO Washington, DG. Economics Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, Pi Chi Omicron (Social Chairman, 3); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary, 2; Social Chairman, 3); West- erner Club, 1, 2, 3, French Club, 1, 2, 3, In- tramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Bernice Wyman, AT Washington, DG. History Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Associ- ation, 1, 2; Breckv Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Hockey, 2, 3, " A " Club, 2, 3, Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3 Florence Vincent Yeager Washington, D.C. History, Education Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Brecky Club, 1, 2, 3; French Club, 1, 2, 3; German Club, 3; Mav Fete, 1, 2. [ 72 THE NINE TEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Irene Y. Ahlers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Education Marjorie Webster Schools, 1, 2. Esther Arneson V shington, D.C Political Science, History Thursa Bakey, IIXO Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania German Dickinson Seminary, 1, 2; Student Christian Association, 3; German Club, 3- William Briggs, Jesters McLean, Virginia Spanish Joe Carlo Antes Fort, Pennsylvani i History Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3); Football, 1,2, 3 (Captain, 2, 3), Boxing, 1, 3; Track, 1. Frederick Church Washington, D.C. Economics Barbara J. Conningham, IIXO Honolulu, Hawaii English University of Hawaii, 1, 2. Marjorie Ruth Dunham Bradford, Pennsylvania Education Marjorie Webster Schools, 1, 2. William A. Gray, A.0S Washington, DC. Economics Glee Club, 1, 2, lntcm.uion.il Relations Club, 1, 2; French Club, 1, 2; Assistant Football Manager, 1. Margaret Haworth, I M w i [NGFORD, Pennsylvania Biology Eatlham College, 1, 2. Robert Hill, Jesters Nashua, New Hampshire Biology Hazel M. Horner ii mington, Delaware Religion Lucy ebb Hayes National Training School, 1, 2, 3. Clara Jean I.angmack I ucoma Park, Maryland Education University of Copenhagen, 1; Niels Bukh ' s College, 1 ; Marjorie Webster Schools, 2. Robert Morris Washington, D.C. International Affairs Washington and Lee University, 1, 2. Douglas R. Stephenson kSHiNQTON, D.C. - History Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, 1, 2 (Assistant Manager, 1, 2).  T HE N I N E TKEN-TIIIRTY-SEVEN A U C O J, A SOPHOMORE WOMEN Belden, Johnston, Biggs, E. Smith, Mathews, Finch Rice, Goddard, Cooley, Klaas, Johnson, Omo, Knockey R. Smith, Evans, Goff, Woodherry, Marti, Beal, Harkness M. Davis, Murphv, Dickev, D. Loftis, N. Wright, A. White, Brundage, Vigeant, Strong SOPHOMORE MEN Bartlett, Howard, Meloy, D. Hughes, Dietz, G. Bentley Shoop, Sitnik, Walther, J. Stephenson, Creech, Hertz, Presgraves, Dorsett, Fraser, Springer Connelly, Buck, Stewart, Applegate, C. Taylor, Schaub, MacKellar, Boudman, Pettus Keker, Toner, Moffitt, Pawlush, G. Sweigart, Bastian, Leonard, Rosen, Parker, Horton Nor in pictures: Auhry, Bain, Banks, Bick, Bishop, Bosworth, Butrick, Callahan, H. Christie, Cole, Comer, Crewe, Fairbank, French, Geiger, L. Hall, Harding, Harrison, H. Hudson, K. Jones, Langewisch, Langmack, Leech, Macklin, Maize, Masters, Morse, Murray, Orshak, H. Palmer, E. Parmentier, Patton, Purse, Sartwell, Sherier, E. Smith, Sorenson, B. Sweigart, R. Thompson, Thornton, G. Warner, Wells, A. White, B. Winter, Wood. [ 74 THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Dm mat and Athletics Interest Sophomores Walter Bastian President Harriette Christie Vice President, first semester Carolyn Sorenson . . . .Vice President, second semester Dorothy Loftis. . Secretary Bert Sweigart .Treasurer Betty Morse . . . .Student Council Charles Stewart R pri tentative! The Sophomore class is that which has been at school long enough to know its way around, yet not so long that it lives in a shadow of worry about diplo- mas. The Class of ' 39 has taken advantage of its opportunitv. As freshmen, they were into everything — athletics claimed Shoop, Sitnik,Benscoter, Yackel, Alio, Bartlett, and Toner for football; there were dozens of frosh out for The Eagle and Aucola, trying their hands at writing; Peggy Johnston, Virginia Omo, Nellie Strong, Catherine Knockey, Samuel Keker, and Homer Patton were in Is Life Worth Living, and Victor Purse and Lansing Hall augmented the list in The Tempest. That was the year they learned how things were done at A. U. This year they knew, and took advantage of their knowledge. How- ard, Bartlett, Shoop, Sitnik, Maize, and Toner were mainstays of the football team; Bartlett and Toner stood out in basketball. Charles Stewart was a varsity debater. Eliza Goddard was art editor of The Aucola and assistant art editor of The Eyrie, and other thirtv-niners too numerous to mention were on the staffs of all publications. Samuel Keker turned out to be a great lover in Dear Brutus: Omo, Strong, Johnston, Knockey, and Patton did their bit in the same play, and Two Gentlemen of Verona was full of sophomores. A new fraternity was organized on the campus, with a sophomore, Walter Bastian, as its president. Kimber Shoop was chairman of the Smoking Committee when front- campus smoking was legalized. A campus traffic officer was appointed in the person of Sam Keker to make the campus safe for pedestrians. Two dances of the class were both successes, one a sophisticated Sky- line Swing, and the other a Bowery dance. All in all, the class went in for everything, social, scholastic, artistic, athletic functions alike.  THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA FRESHMAN WOMEN M Loomis, M. Jacobs, C. Warner, Marcz, )ung, Moessmang J. Rose, Kerr, M. Snavely.J. Miller, Hawkins, Beard Brumbaugh, D. Smith, Waterbury, M. Rogers, Shepherd, Clark, Billington Frantz, Brewster, Posey, Sanderson, Blattenberger, Shepard, Clarke C. Wyman, Steer, B. Bryant, Marshall, Noel, Hunsinger, Wharton, M. Craig, Lawton, Talbott Simpson, Reed, N. Lawson, Carper, Dewey, Wakeman, Larsson, Campbell, Thawley, McNinch, Hallet FRESHMAN MEN P. Bentley, Little, Mastapeter, Hickey, G. Shaw, Brown, Rauch Swain, W. L. Thompson, Park, Mover, A. Lawson, J. Hughes, J. Edwards, L. Smith, Cooke D. Parmentier, Gendron, G. Sanderlin, Perrine, Rollow, Laughton, Rier, Jowers, Sparks Crawford, Mayer, Hutterly, Schwartz, Adams, W. Winter, Schneider, D. Sweigart, A. Norford, Handy, Towne Nor in pictures: Acuff, Barger, Byers, Doe, Earle, Hardesty, Hayes, Hewitt, Hurlbut, N.Jones, Mackin, Myton, L. Norford, Northrop, Parsons, Persons, Richards, Riggs, D. Rogers, C. Rose, Rudd, Scheffler, P. Smith, Sorrels, Treharne, Wechsler, Winkler  THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Swing Music, Strikes Mark Freshman Spirit •f!l a J Lloyd Schneider President j r Virginia Wakeman Vice President Ruth Dewey Secretary a James Hewitt Treasurer J% William Winter Student Council Kepre.feiu.ilm This ycar ' sfreshman class has £fc the unique distinction of being the first known sit-down strikers Jf ' fl pki in this country or abroad, said W M sitting-down being done on the m 1 " t3 T, steps ' of Hurst Hall when the M class revolted against sopho- mores ' vested rights. During those weeks, when they were under the care of Senior Stevens and the thumb of Sopho- Schneider Wakeman more Shoop, there were also such Dewey Hewitt other distinctions as Hinky Schneider ' s " Chicken Charlie " shuffle and the group swinging of the " Organ Grinder Swing. " The members of the Class of ' 40 have entered into sports activities with vigor, the men athletes being led by George Brown and Dud Rog- ers; and the women bv Dorothv Shepherd, Helen Shcpard, and Virginia Wakeman. In both varsity and intramural sports the class has more than held its own. The freshmen have turned out to be wonders in many other fields. The Eagle seems packed with them, since there are eleven freshmen in various positions on the business and editorial staffs, with Charles Laughton as the first freshman ever to be an assistant editor. They are represented bv William Huttcrly, Helen Miller, Beryl Reed, and Dorothv Manning Smith on The Aucola staff. Carol Hunsinger and Aline Wharton shine in the artistic line. Dramatics have also called upon some freshmen, notably those in the Dear Brutus cast, Jean Miller and Douglas Parmenticr. The freshmen started something different with their swimming party at the Shoreham in March. Their April Horror Dance was an unusual contribution to the A.U. social calendar. Not the least of their achievements is their scholastic record. At the end of the first semester, the freshmen led the other classes in the number of honor students. 77 ] FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE RIVALRY THE NINETEEN-THIRTV- S E V K N AUC () I. A William Leith Jean Snavely, ' 37 Margaret Walker ' 37 Carl Stevens ' 37 (Treasurer, first semester) (Secretary) (Vice President) Olin Smith ' 38, Sidney Sachs (President), Joseph Britton (Treasurer, second semester) Charles Stewart ' 39, Lucile Maris, ' 38, Elizabeth Craig ' 38, Elizabeth Morse, ' 39, William Winter ' 40 Sachs Restores Student Council to Prominence; Variety of Committees Undertake Campus Ditties Under the enthusiastic leadership of Sidney Sachs, theStudentCouncil has reclaimed a place of vital importance. Stimulating forum discussions were adopted for assembly programs. Participation in the National Student Federation of America reflected credit upon the college through President Sachs ' s election to a national office and the selection of The American University de- bate team for a trip abroad. Contact with the student bodv was strengthened by an informative bulletin board. A valuable publicity committee was begun. Other new committees treated student promotion, a student court, curric- ulum and personnel, the honor svstem, and statistics. [ 80 ] THE NINE TEEN- THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Humphreys, LeMaste Women ' s House Council Revises Constitution, Opens Library, Holds Christmas Festivities Dorothy Schoonover President Ruth Humphreys . . Lucile Olmsted .. . ...Secretary Margaret LeMasters. Muriel Bain Head Proctor Treasurer Social Chairman A complete revision of the constitution, the reopening of the dormitory library, and the Christmas party preceded by carol singing for both men and women represent the progressive activities of the Women ' s House Government Association this year. A committee of students and faculty headed by Isabelle Noble planned changes in the constitution to meet the present-dav conditions and to provide for a more active organization. Under the council ' s direction, the lounge was also supplied with maga- zines, popular and reference books, and other facilities. During the Christmas season, the Dorm Party was replaced by a Carol Sing for men and women and a party for all boarding stu- dents at which Santa Claus distributed gifts. The formal Christmas dinner preceded Dra- m.it ' s production of " Dear Brutus. " The traditional Christmas candlelight service centered about Margaret LeMasters, the most loved dorm girl. Jean Snavely, senior, Jane Getz, junior, Eleanor Beldcn, sophomore, and Mary Martz, freshman, were chosen bv their classes as the most representative dorm girls. [ 81 ] T UK N I N E T E E N - T II I R T Y - S E V E N A V C O I. A An co I a Staff Is Selected On Basis of Work Done The 1937 Aucola is actually the publi- cation of the entire staff. Inaugurating a new policy, the editor made only four appointments before the yearbook was ready for press, awarding the assistant positions purely according to merit. The basis of this policy was laid three years ago by Kirkley Coulter, who spon- sored a new Aucola Constitution making The Aucola staff " a continuous body, drawing its membership from all the col- lege classes. This system, it is believed, produces more efficiency during the cur- rent year and greater experience among future staff members. High positions were given to those who took an active part in the planning and administration of the work of the book. Several innovations mark the appear- ance of The 1937 Aucola, the most im- portant of which is the use of more pic- tures which show the activities and in- terests of groups and fewer of the " before- thc-firing-squad " variety. The total num- ber of pictures is likewise increased. The art work of Eliza Goddard, drawings and division-page pho- tographs, is remarkably different from anything The Aucola has ever had the opportunity to use before. The humorous writing of Franklin Bartle, so popular in The Eagle, appears in a calendar section illustrated by Jean Snavely. The 1936 Aucola, edited by Maynard Eicher, was awarded a first class honor rating by the National Scholastic Press Association, of which The Aucola is a member. For the first time in several years, printer, engraver, and pho- tographer were all given return contracts. In doing this, the staff of The 1937 Aucola has found firms in which it can depend and of whose reliability it is certain. Ra mond F. Wrenn, Editor Daniel Hild, Business Manager  THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOI.A Aucola Staff GOVERNING BOAR D Raymond F. Wrenn Editor Daniel Hi ld. . . Business Manager Maynard Eicher Advisory Editor Carl Stevens Advisory Business Manager Sidney Sachs Student Council Kepresentative Mr. Will Hutchins Dr. Lowell F. Huelster J ' ' . Faculty Advisers ART DEPARTMENT Eliza Goddard Art Editor Jean Snavely Assistant Editor Staff Robert Livingston, Frances Page, Douglas Parmentier LITERARY DEPARTMENT Jane Getz. . . Associate Editor Richard Callahan Assistant Editor Patricia Paxton . Assistant Editor Sub- A tsistant Editors Franklin Bartle, Maeve Brennan, Ruth Butrick, Jean Evans, Mary Havens, Virginia Omo, Dorothy Schoonover, Marguerite Woodberrv Staff Man Aiken, Pauline Corkran, Marian Johnson, Helene Kause, Carol Laise, Mary Lehman, Patricia Murphv, Homer Patron, Bervl Reed, Rowland Roberts, Dorothv M. Smith, Ruth ' Smith, Ethel Whitlow, Mabel Wright PHOTOGRAPHIC DEPARTMENT Joseph Masi Associate Editor in Charge Hbrwil Bryant Associate Editor l irg ret Woods . Assistant Editor Sub-Assistant Editors Helen Miller, H. Elizabeth Smith Staff irginia Goff, Kenneth Knapp, Peter Si tn i k , Carol Vigeant SPORTS DEPARTMENT Everett Palmer Associat ' Kathryn Ingberg Assistant Editor Staff Joseph Masi, Sherman Lee, Dorothy Schoonover, Helen Palmer ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Mi nun r Harding Advertising Manager Advertising Staff William Adams, William Hutrerly, Victor Purse Typists Ruth Smith, Carolyn Sorenson Wrenn, Hild, Purse E. Palmer, Bartle, Getz, M. Woods, Paxton, Butrick, Callahan Bryant, Masi Goddard [ 83] T 11 E N I N E T E EN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUC () L A First Junior Edits Eagle; Page Size Is Increased R w t The twelfth year of publication of The Eagle marks the first time that a junior „ J has been editor. This year Frank Diggs I heads the editorial board, and a senior, Carl Stevens, heads the business staff of ■ A the bi-weekly newspaper. K The most important change of the year B was the increase ol forty-five percent in W B B page size. In April the first six-column issue of The Eagle appeared, replacing the five-column lavout which had been used for over eleven years. This plan will eliminate the need for so many six-page issues. This year, besides the regular four-page issues, there have been two six-page issues, one welcoming the alumni to the anual homecoming and the other welcoming the new freshmen in February. Various issues have been treated: food and smoking, among the most prominent. Definite action has been taken on the smoking question as the result of the air- ing, and the food problem has been tem- porarily settled. In a popularity poll, Franklin Bartle ' s was voted the most-liked feature in the paper. Several new features have been added, among which are Mel Moffitt ' s cartoons, Ethel Whitlow ' s " Leaders on the Campus, " Rowland Roberts ' s " Colle- giate Arena, " and Bill Fox ' s " The Thing Is. . . . " The staff this year was composed of three associate editors: Jane Getz holding the position of news editor, Rowland Roberts serving as copy editor, and Patricia Paxton handling the chief feature stories. There were four assistant editors, among whom is, for the first time, a freshman, Charles Laughton. The Eagle is a member of the Virginia Intercollegiate Press Asso- ciation and the Associated Collegiate Press. At the close of last year the latter organization awarded a first class honor rating to the paper as edited by Frank Hoadley. Frank Diggs Carl Stevens, Bus. " Wild Oats '  THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOLA Eagle Staff EDITORIAL HOARD Frank Diggs Editor Jane Getz Patricia Paxton . . Associate Editors Rowland Roberts J Dr. George B. Woods .Faculty Adviser Assistant Editors Marv Aiken, Edward Dietz, Charles Laughton, Mary Lehman Desk Ed, t,,n Anne Mae Browne, Richard Callahan, Marv Klaas, Mildred Paddock Phyllis Davis . Society Editor Charles Sixbey Editorial Writer Melville Moffitt. . .Cartoonist Herwil Bryant .Photographer Joseph Masi Sports Editor Columnists Franklin Bartle, William Fox, Lewis Frank, Ethel Whitlow Copy Readers Maevc Brennan, Mariana Brumbaugh, Marv Engel, Gustav Hertz, Kathryn Ingberg, Dorothy M. Smith, Mabel Wright Reporters Ruth Butrick, Anne David, Jack Earle, Jean Evans, Herbert Fuchs, Ruth Harris, Lillian Hawkins, Ruth Hudson, Samuel Keker, Carol Laise, Mary Martz, Helen Miller, Paul Orshak, Everett Palmer, Beryl Reed, Pauline Schloesser, Albert Shaw, Leonard Smith, Margaret Snavely BUSINESS BOARD Carl Stevens Business Manager Kathryn Taylor Circulation Manager Joseph Britton Accountant Dr. Lowell F. Huelster Faculty Adviser Circulation Muriel Bain, Ruth Dewey, Marian Johnson, Helene Kause, Mary Klaas, Helen Palmer, Mary Posey, Douglas Stephenson Advert 1IH12, Fred Boyd, Daniel Hild, Robert Little, Victor Purse, Edward Rier, Ruth Smith, Carolyn Sorenson Editorial.- Paxton, Diggs, Getz, Roberts Business: Purse, C. Stevens, Britton, Hild Circulation: Gattett, Kause, Bain, K. Taylor, Klaas, D. Stephenson, M.Johnson Makeup: Masi, Brumbaugh, Roberts, Paddock, Diggs [ 85 HE N I N E T E K N - T II I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOLA Eyrie Is Assured Campus Prominences Owenita Sanderlin Editta -in-Chief Jean Snavely Art Editor Sidney Sachs Business Manager Nellie Strong Eliza Goddard . . r] . - Assistant Editors Frances Page Helen Sanderlin J Katherine Biggs Typist Dr. George B. Woods 1 r , ... . . vacuity Advisers Mr. Will Hutchins The Eyrie, although only two years old, has established itself as an important campus publication. Owenita Sanderlin, editor since The Eyrie ' s founding in the fall of 1935, has created a magazine which fur- nishes opportunity for the publica- tion of student literature and art. Sidney Sachs, as business mana- ger for a second term, has arranged the financing of the semi-annual magazine so that it is supported entirely by the student association without the aid given by the ad- ministration last year. By joining the National Inter- scholastic Press Association The Eyrie has forged a connection with student publications throughout the country. The staff is chosen without re- gard to classes, attempt being made to secure members with the great- est ability. Snavely, O. Sanderlin, Sachs H. Sanderlin, Strong Biggs Goddard, Page [ 86 ] THE NINETE EN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOI.A A.U. Debate Team Makes English Tour Dr. Orville A. Hitc William C. Powell Coach .Student Manager American University Debate teams, including sixteen debaters, travelled seven thousand miles, took part in thirty-five debates, and discussed eight questions this year. A team composed of Sidney Sachs and William Powell made a six- week tour of England, Scotland, and Wales during April and May. The honor of representing Ameri- can colleges against sixteen foreign universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, and Edinburgh, was bestowed on The American Uni- versity by the National Student Federation of America for outstand- ing achievement in debating. In addition to the British trip, four women traveled to University of West Virginia, Wooster College, and Allegheny College to represent The American University against those schools, and men ' s teams took short trips to Rutgers, Pennsyl- vania State College, and Lebanon Vallev College. Throughout the year the main question discussed by the debaters was " Resolved, That Congress should be empowered to regulate maximum hours and minimum wages for industry. " 1 ' arsitj Squad: R. Miller, Stewart, Bastian, Bick, Laise, Stephan, Sachs, F. Boyd, Schloesser, Getz; Klaas, rngberg, Dr. Hitchcock, Powell, Slinn, Belden R. Miller, Powell, Sachs Stephan, Slinn, Getz Beginning Squad: Mayer, M. Wright, Dietz, Rier; Wechsler, Harllee, Langmack, W. Winter [ 87] T H E N I N E T E E N - T II I R T IT-SEVEN A U C O I, A Patton, Thrash r, Stephan, J. Miller, Knockey, Johnston, Strong, Pa Dramatic Club Frances Page . . . . President Richard Hummer Vice President Herwil Bryant Secretary William W.Thompson. ...Treasurer Mr. Will Hutchins. , Director December 15, 1936 Dear Brutus CAST By]. M. Barrie . . .Virginia Omo Betty Stephan Jean Miller . Margaret Johnston . Catherine Knockey Edward Thrasher . . . Homer Patton Douglas Parmentier Samuel Keker Richard Hummer Nellie Srrong STAFF Stage Manager Frances Page Assistant Stage Manager Homer Patton Mistress of Properties . . Eliza Goddard Assistant Mistress of Properties Patricia Paxton Electrician Herwil Bryant Carpenter.. William W. Thompson Assistant Carpenter William Persons Victor Purse Robert Mackin Stare Cr, [ 88] THE NINETEEN-TIIIRTV-SEVEN AUCOI.A Thrasher, Purse, Patron, H. Thompson, E.Johnson, V. W. Thompson, Hummer, Book, Hopper, Waldo, Parks, Cooper, Hanawalt, Keker, Roberts, Fox L. Hall, Knockey, Johnston, Amadon, P. Corkran The Tempest Mav 8, 1936 CAST Alonso, King of Naples Sebastian, his brother Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan Antonio, his brother, usurping Duke of Milan Ferdinand, son of Alonso. Gonzalo, and honest old counselor. . Adrian ] T i t- • Lords 1-rancisco Caliban, a deformed monster Trinculo, a jester Stephano, a drunken butler. Master of a ship Boatswain Miranda, daughter of Prospero Ariel, an airy spirit Iris 1 ' Catherine Knockey Juno Goddesses Virginia Amadon Ceres) Pauline Corkran Mariners : Samuel Keker, Thomas Parks, Victor Purse, James Spratt Dancers: Doris Brougher, Wilva Hankinson, Virginia Heintz, BereniceLown, Frances Page, Patricia Pa k ton Spirits: Helen Cowles, Ruth Humphreys, Louise Knight, Marguerite Woodberry STAFF Stage Manager Betty Wheeler Assistant Stage Manager Homer Patton Mil ' 4 Properties Esther Smith Wardrobe Mistress Jeanne Beadle Assistant Wardrobe Mistress. Frances Page Carpenter William W. Thompson Assistant Carpenter Kenneth Seagrave Electrician .Hcrwil Bryant • Electrician Mavnard Eichet B) William Shakespeare . Homer Patton Richard Hummct Eugene Johnson William W. Thompson Randall Book Alberr Cooper f Benjamin Waldo i Howard Thompson Edward Hopper Edward Thrasher Rowland Roberts William Fox Albert Hanawalt .Margaret Johnston Lansing Hall [ 89] THE NINET KEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA WOMEN ' S GLEE CLUB Humphreys, Martz, Reed, Hawkins, Belden, B. Wyman, H. Sanderlin, Omo, M. Hill, M.Johnson, Biggs, Birdseye, Olmsted, E. Craig, Dickey Tabb, Steer, B. Bryan i, Brewster, B. Loomis, Maris, Demetriades, Yeager, D. Loftis, J. Rose, Sanderson. M. Wright, M. Craig, Barger, Blattenberger, V. Christie, Brough Smoots, Wakeman, Bain, Harkness, M. Woods, Lehman, Mr. McLain, Galloway, Ingberg, Strong, Brumbaugh, Kause, Whitlow Not in future: Campbell, Dewey, Engel, Gottshall, M. Jacobs, M. Loomis, H. Miller, H. Palmer, D. Schneider, K. Taylor, Vigeant, C. Warner H J — f f f 1 f I • P- t f ■ t 0, mm m m MEN ' S GLEE CLUB Horton, Leech, W. L. Thompson, Fuchs, D. Parmentier Sixbey, Dodge, Tresnon, Rier, L. Harris, Orshak, Creech, B. Sweigart, D. Sweigart R. Livingston, Leonard, MacKellar, Pawlush, Purse, Mr. McLain, Hild, Parker, Waldo, G. Sweigart Not in picture Hutterly, A. Lawson, A. Shaw, Towne [ 90] THE NINE TEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOI.A CHORUS Parker, Dodge, Tresnon, Sixbey, Creech, Mr. McLain, Fuchs, B. Sweigart, MacKellar, Pawlush L. Harris, Hild, Purse, Harkness, Demetriades, Whitlow, D. Loftis, Yeager, Omo, V. Christie, Brough, Waldo, D. Sweigart, G. Sweigart 1 Woods, Wakeman, Bain, Smoots, Maris, Brumbaugh, Olmsted, Kause, E. Craig, Strong, Galloway, Ingberg, Lehman Nor in picture: Gottshall, Sanderson Chorus Sings at Home and on Short Trips, Holds Concert and Banquet with Glee Clubs Mr. James L. McLain Director Charles A. Sixbey Manager Mary Lehman, Donald Creech Accompanists ' MEN ' S GLEE CLUB MENS GLEE CLUB Mary Lehman . . .President Leonard Harris President Margaret Woods. . . Via President Daniel Hild Vice ft Maxwell Galloway Secretary Robert Livingston Secretary The mixed chorus, compo sed of thirty-five members selected from the men ' s and women ' s glee clubs, functions weekly as a chapel choir and in addition gives a number of concerts. Two entirely musical chapels were presented, and concerts this season included appearances before the Women ' s Guild of the University, the National Conference of Church Related Colleges, the American Association of University Women, and the National Parks Association. At Christmas, the chorus sang a special program at the Rialto Theater and at Vespers Service at the Metropolitan M.E. Church. Assisted by the Glee Clubs, the organization sang in several of the local churches and at St. David ' s early in the spring. The long trip was replaced this year by several short trips to neigh- boring cities, and the climax of the musical season was realized in the combined Spring Concert of the Glee Clubs and Chorus, April 22. The annual banquet was held on April 28. [91 ] T II K NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOI.A Special Music, Quartet Featured by Orchestra Raphael Miller President Rowland Roberts. Manager Venton Harrison issistant Manager Leland Parsons Librarian Mr. JamesM. Thurmond, Jr , Faculty Director The orchestra provided special music for the Shakespearean play last spring and the Pushkin assem- bly this year in addition to the regular annual appearances. A special quartet composed of Rowland Roberts and Anna Mary Rossman, violins, Marian Johnson, viola, and Mary Allen, cello, fur- nished the music for the dance of the " Strange Shapes " in The Tem- pest. The score for the incidental music was composed by Rowland Roberts. At the assembly commemorating the death of the Russian poet, Push- kin, the orchestra played a waltz taken from an opera based on the poem, Eugene Otiegin, by Pushkin. In addition to these special per- formances, the orchestra played at the fall play, Dear Brutus, and will play at the Commencement Enter- tainment and at the Graduation Exercises. Officers: Parsons, Harrison, Roberts, R. Miller Conductor Roberts Roberts, Parsons, Mr. Thurmond, C. Stevens, Harr son, R. Miller, R. Loftis, Presgraves, H. Palmer Pushkin Assembly  THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Band Improves Program In Quantity and Quality Carl Stevens I ' n tident Rowland Roberts Man, . r | Wll s PreSGRAVES- i, distant Manager i ion ' Harrison 1 ibrarian Mr. James M. Thurmond, Jr. , Vacuity Director The Band ' s program for this year improved both in the number of ap- pearances and in the quality of the work. The band played at an out- of-town football game for the first time when they led the cheering section at the St. John ' s game. The quality of their work throughout the year was improved partly be- cause of the addition of new stu- dents who have musical scholar- ships to the University. Their regular activities included the spring concert, at which the band played classical selections and overtures as well as the college and pep songs, and appearances at all the home football games. The musical library used by the band and orchestra has been reor- ganized and a filing system estab- lished so that for the first time members can take home pieces in order to practice. Officers: Presgraves, Roberts, C. Stevens At the game Wakeman, Schauh, Maris, Sachs, R. Hudson, H. Bryant, MacKellar; Mathews, N. Jones, W. L. Thompson, Hummer, Mr. Thurmond, Smoots, Ptesgraves, Parsons The Band House [93 ] THE NINK TEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN A U C O L A S.CA. Makes Study Of Other Races, Beliefs Leonard Harris President Lucile Maris Vice President Mabel Wright Social Chairman Lucile Olmsted Secretary Joseph Carlo Treasurer Dr. A. B. Potorf Faculty Adviser The Student Christian Associa- tion has this year worked toward a better understanding of other re- ligions and racial groups. Some of the most outstanding speakers of the year were Dr. Ben- jamin Mags and Dr. Alan Locke of Howard University; Rabbi Si- mon, outstanding Jewish prelate; Mrs. Muskrat Bronson, prominent Indian leader; and Senator Gerald P. Nye, who spoke at the banquet. The visitations of interest were to the Church of the Latter Day Saints, to the Christian Scientist church, to the Jewish Synagogue, and to the Franciscan Mon astery. The Association also carries on a full social program. Among the social affairs enjoyed by the mem- bers were a Valentine and a Hal- lowe ' en party, a treasure hunt, Dad ' s and Mother ' s days, and the Freshman Week program. Cabinet: Carlo, Olmsted, R. Livingston, Maris, L. Harris, M. Wright Christmas Plav Valentine Party Klaas, Fraser, E. Craig, Brough, Pawlush, Bain, Orshak, Tresnon, D. Loftis, R. Livingston; Olm- sted, Ingberg, Tabb, Brundage, Buckingham, M. Hill, Courtney, Brumbaugh; Laughton, Leonard, Demetriades, Birdseye, M. Woods, Will- cox, Purse, Kause, Thawlev, Carper, M. Wright, R. Ward, Galloway, Whitlow [ 94] THE NINETEEN -THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA World Politics Interests Active I.R.C. Group Fred Boyd Prt rident Odell Rosen . 1 President Virginia Slinn Secretary Margaret LeMasters Treasurer Dr. Floyd M. Riddick ..Faculty idviser The International Relations Club, in presenting outstanding speakers from time to time at its semi-month- ly meetings, serves its purpose of stimulating student interest in in- ternational affairs and providing a means for them to keep informed on such events. Dr. Floyd M. Rid- dick has aided the organization in securing many of these speakers, one of whom was Herman Walker, winner of a Carnegie Scholarship to Europe. The aims of the club are also fur- thered by its affiliation with the Carnegie Endowment for Interna- tional Peace, which during the past year has donated several pamphlets and fortnightly reviews, together with twenty-five books on current subjects of world importance. Approximately twenty new mem- bers were accepted this year, each speaking before the club on a topic of an international character. Such a talk is required of each applicant for membership. Officers: Rosen, F. Boyd, Slinn, LeMasters F. Bovd, Butrick, MacKellar, Birdseye, Bondman, Whitlow, Connelly, Lawson, Pavvlush, M. Wright, Leonard, Diggs Dr. Anderson speaks on Danger Spots in Europe Tresnon, MacKellar, Leonard, Marino, Butrick, B. Cohen, Birdseve, Rosen, F. Bovd, Slinn, LeMasters, Whitlow, R. Ward  THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN A U C O L A SSHfi " " " ' i f ? i i «• " 1 ! ' ! , B reeky Club Interests Central Seniors in A. U. Mary Aiken President Virginia Wakeman Vice President Ethel Whitlow Secretary James Waldo . Treasurer Frances Garrett Social Chairman Close connection between Central High School and American Univer- sity is maintained by the Brecky Club, which is composed of grad- uates of Central attending the col- lege. The purpose of the club is to fos- ter interest in the university among the high schools of the city, and to this end many outstanding high school seniors were invited to the Brecky-Westcrner dance which took place in the spring. Among the other activities of the club was a Scavenger Hunt last fall, when hardy Brecky members spent an afternoon roaming around Spring Valley. Officers: Whitlow, Garrett, Aiken, Waldo, Wakeman Mary Aiken presides Leech, Dietz, Waldo, Marino, Hummer; Meloy, Beal, Fraser; Garrett, Wakeman, Paddock, K. Taylor, Gottshall, Lehman, Whitlow, Aiken, Galloway, Kause Central High School [ 96] THE NINETEEN-TIHRTY-SEVEN A U C O L A Seventy Western ties Organ zed at A.U. Sherman Lee President Helen Palmer Vice President Marguerite Woodberry Secretory Lloyd Schneider Treasurer The Westerner Club has proof of its value in the enviable record of seventy former Westernites attend- ing the American University at present, to say nothing of the West- erners who have graduated from A.U. in the past. The club was inactive during the first semester of the year, with the exception of one meeting for the election of officers. In February, the new freshmen from Western High School were greeted by the presi- dent at a formal meeting. At this meeting it was decided that the club should endeavor to contact more high school students, and to interest them in the Ameri- can University. In conjunction with this program a joint dance with the Brecky Club was held May 15 in the college gymnasium. Officers: Schneider, E. Palmer, Lee, Woodberrv, H. Palmer Dance Plans Noble, Purse, E. Palmer, Schneider; Laise, Bucking- ham, E. Smith, P. Bentley; P. Davis, M Davis, Brashears, Masi; Ingberg, Knockey, M. Wright, M. Woods Western High School [ 97 1 ii Ai ttikfc ' 11121.. T 11 i: N I N I T E K N - T II I R T Y-SEVEN A U C O L A French Club Meetings Interestingly Diverse Susan Drager President Marguerite Stevenson Vice President Ruth Humphreys Secretary The activities of the French Club consisted of a full year ' s program, rather than a central project. Four plays, talks, musical programs, a bridge party, and a tea dance enter- tained members at monthly meet- ings. Mme. Acremant ' s Les Dames aux Chateaux Verts was presented at the October meeting. In November M.Leclercq amused the group by giving his impressions of America. At Christmas a festive meeting was held with a tea dance following a play. Other activities have included a French bridge party for flood relief, condensed versions of two of Mo- liere ' s comedies: Le Medecin malgre Lit! and Precieuses Ridicules, and musical programs. The year was ended with the traditional picnic. Officers: Drager, Humphreys In the French Office: Drager, M. Leclercq, M. Steven- son Discussion Purse, R. Ward, Slinn, A. Norford; Knockey, P. Corkran, M. Woods, Whitlow; M. Stevenson, Drager, Strong, Vigeant, Brennan [ 98] THE NINETEEN-T II IRTY -SEVEN AUCOl.A Spanish Club Gives Original Operetta Margaret Woods President Margaret Walker I ' ice President Constance Cooley Secretary Philip Bentley Treasurer El Circulo Espanol, the Spanish Club of the College, presented as its chief project of the year, the oper- etta Cielito Lindo, on December 4, 1936, in the gymnasium. The operetta was written and di- rected by Senor Louis Cabrera. He was assisted in directing by Miss Ruberta M. Olds of the Spanish de- partment. Maxwell Galloway was featured as Delia, and Benjamin Waldo as Carlos. The humorous clement was supplied by Susan Drager as Regina, and William Briggs as Jose. Other important roles were played by Margaret Woods as Dona Ines, Robert Thompson as Luis, Helen Palmer as " La Gitana, " and Helen Harkness " La Guitarrista. " Peasant dances, a Spanish shawl dance, such melodious Spanish fa- vorites as La Golondrina, Cielito Liu- do, La Paloma, Chiqitito, and Maui, lent sparkle and color to the ro- mance and humor of the story. Dancing was directed by Miss LouiseMorseand WilvaHankinson. Officers: Cooley, Walker, M. Woods, P. Bentley Cielito Lindo Harkness, David, Hankinson, C Boyd, H. Palmer Mover, lowers, P. Bentley, A. Norford, Walther, David, D. Sweigart, Lawton; Knapp, Miss Olds, Demetriades, Drager, Little, Laugh ton, Dewey, Noel, Senor Cabrera; Connelly, L. Harris, B Bryant, M Rogers, Waterbury, Sorenson, Aiken, Harkness, Gottshall; V. Christie, Purse, Galloway, Steer, M. Craig, M. Suavely, Pliler, Biggs, [ngberg; M. Davis, Walker, M. Woods, Cooley, R. Smith, McNinch, Vigeant [ 99 T 11 E N I N E T E E N-THIR T Y - S K V K N AUC () I. A Club Studies German Politics and Culture Raymond F. Wrenn President Jean Snavely 1 r ict President Norma Lamdke Secretary, first semester Mildred Tabii Secretary, second semester Leon dick Treasurer The German Club was organized to sup- plement classroom study, and to foster in- terest in Germany. Under the direction of Dr. Leineweber, the club carries on a va- riety of business and social programs. Many of the programs of the German Club center interest in the cultural and po- litical aspects of the present-day Germany. At one special meeting in February, Dr. Gewehr spoke on Germany ' s Position as World Power. Dr. Gewehr speaks Dietz, Fox; Butrick, Slinn, Brennan, Harkness, Fraser, Parker; Schloesser, Beal, Klaas, M.Johnson, P. Corkran; Orshak, Knockey, Wrenn, Woodberry, M. Davis Omicron Epsilon Pi Joins National Group Betty Morse. . . Nellie Strong Jean Sartwell . .President t President Treasurer Librarian Secretary Omicron Epsilon Pi, formerly the local Poetry Club, became a chapter of the Col- lege Poetrv Society of America this year. Membership in this society gives each indi- vidual in the club the opportunity to have his work published in College Verse, its national publication. During this year luncheon meetings were held each Monday when the members read and discussed original poetry. At Sunday afternoon teas in the homes of members, guests of the club spoke on topics related to poetry. Sartwell, Strong, Morse, Evans, Roberts, Murphy, Pender, Parsons, Lawton, Meloy, Knockey Reading by Nellie Strong [ 100 ] THE NINETEEN- THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Women Members Added To Oxford Fellowship Gordon Leech President Raphael Miller Vice President Charles H. Willcox Secretary-Trcamrtr Dr. A. B. Potorf Faculty Adviser This vear the membership of the Oxford Fellowship, formerly including only men preparing for the ministry, was extended to women intending to devote their lives to Christian work. To achieve its purpose of promoting fellowship among thesemen and women, itholdsmonthlymeetings atwhich a guest addresses the group. The outstand- ing social event of this year was the annual banquet. Dodge, Wood, Stone, Pope, Spangle, Demetnades, M. Hill, Courtney, Buckingham, R. Miller, Dr. Potorf, Leech, Willcox, Bennett Demetriades, Dodge, Wood, Willcox, Handy, R. Miller; Leech, Dr. Potorf, Spangle Two Services Monthly Held by Anglican Club Daniel Hild President Beverly Cohen Vice President Isabelle Noble . .Secretary Franklin Bartle . . Treasurer Each month the Anglican Club partici- pates in two religious services: a corporate communion, and a Sunday night service conducted by the club. The Right Rever- end James E. Freeman, Bishop of Washing- ton, is honorary chaplain to the club. This year Daniel Hild, president, and Beverly Cohen, vice president, attended the Tri-Diocesan Conference held at Baltimore in February. Purse, Rhodes, Schneider, D. Rogers; Briggs, D. Par- mentier, Paddock, Frascr, Mathews; C. Wynian, Inghcrg, Nohle, Hild, B. Cohen, Bartle The Washington Cathedral (i [ 101 ] COUPLES T II I. N I N E T E E N - T II I R T Y - S E V E N A U C O I. A Mdrk, Sachs, Powell, C. Stevens, Eicher Snavely, Gctz, VV ' alke Brahmin Honor Society Reorganizes To Exclude Women from Membership Maynard Eicher President Carl Stevens Vice President Jean Snavely Secretary-Treasurer Reorganization of the Brahmin Honor So- ciety during the first semester changed the re- quirements so that only men will be admitted to membership in the future. Previously this honorary fraternity which recognizes outstand- ing leadership in extra-curricular activities had elected both men and women who fulfilled the requirements of high scholarship, character, and leadership. Members are elected twice a year; during the first semester Jane Getz ' 38, Margaret Walker ' 37, and William Powell ' 37, were inducted. At the end of last year two juniors, Maynard Eicher and Jean Snavely, and three seniors, Harriet Reed, Haylett Shaw, and Betty Wheeler were inducted. Eligibility for membership is determined on a point system covering the major campus activities; election is by the active mem- bers of the fraternity. [ 104 ] THE NINE TEEN -THIRTY -SEVEN A U C O L A Delta Sigma Rho Holds Contests, Sends National Convention Delegate Sidney Sa Betty Stephan Dr. Orville A Pn udcnt Vict President Sccrttary-Trea rterer . :s Delta Sigma Rho, National Honorary Speech Frater- nity, sponsored several public speaking contests on the campus, and recognized the achievements of seven de- baters during the past year by electing them to member- ship. As part of its program to stimulate interest in public speaking and recognize outstanding achievement, Delta Sigma Rho sponsored two speech contests this year. During the first semester, the contest in Persuasive Public Speaking was won by Kimber Shoop, with John Gendron placing second. During the second semester there was a Poetry Reading contest. Last year Edward Hopper, Chester Morrill, Harriet Reed, Haylett Shaw, and Melvin Wheatley, seniors, and Sidney Sachs and Betty Stephan, juniors, who fulfilled the requirements of high scholastic standing, two years ' active work on the varsity squad, and participa- tion in at least three intercollegiate debates, were elected to member- ship. Other active members of the chapter are Mr. Arthur Flemming, Dr. Emery E. Olson, and Dr. George B. Woods. t 105 ] THE N I N E T E E N - T II I R T Y - S K V E N A U C () E A Pi Gamma Ma Election Extended To Students Majoring in History Ethel Whitlow Sidney Sachs Dr. Lowell F. Huelster President . . . . Vice President Secretary-Treasurer Students majoring in history were this year added to those eligible for membership in Pi Gamma Mu, na- tional honorary social science fraternity. Other stu- dents eligible for membership are those majoring in economics and political science. The American University Chapter has been in existence since 1931, when the District of Columbia Gamma chapter was installed. The pur- pose of the organization is to promote and reward the scientific study of social questions. The active membership for the first semester included Dr. Lowell F. Huelster, Dr. Delos O. Kinsman, Sidney Sachs, and Ethel Whitlow. The members recently elected are Mary Aiken, Florence Birdseye, Marian Cohen, Frances Garrett, Sherman Lee, Isabelle Noble, Dorothy Schoonover, Robert Tinker, Ruth Ward, Henry Willard, and Frances Williams. [ 106 THE NINETEEN-THIRTY- SEVEN AUCOLA , -T f • •?• Hatchett, R. Stevenson, C. Steven low: Tolman, W. Edwards, Stuart Beta Beta Beta Chapter Active In Advanced Scientific Meetings Robert Stevenson Carl Stevens. . Stephen Hatchett. Miss Cornelia M. Cotton Dr. Earl A. Dennis Pnsidei President-Historian Secret try- Treasurer Faculty Advisers Beta Beta Beta, national honorary biological fra- ternity, maintains an active chapter at A.U. Ad- vanced scientific meetings are held regularly, and once each semester there is an open forum at which some popular topic is discussed. Social meetings, also, are regular events, both on and off campus, and the cli- max of each season is the annual formal banquet. Members, drawn from the biology department, are elected on the basis of superior work and a genuine interest in science. At the beginning of the year membership included Walter Edwards, Stephen Hatchett, Carl Stevens, Robert Stevenson, Louisa Stuart, Sarah Tolman. During the second semester Pauline Corkran, Lemuel Fraser, Marian Johnson, Virginia Omo, Kathryn Taylor, and Adele White were added. Associate members are Arnold Block, MarvEvaul, Robert Hill, Mary Louise Klaas, Frederick Silbersberg, and Mildred Tabb. [ 107] THE NINETE EN-THIRTY- SEVEN AUCOLA Masi, Eichcr, C. Stevens, Wrenn, Bryant Frank, Powell, Thrasher, Hild, Diggs Publications Honor Fraternity Holds Banquet, Elects Five Upperclassmen to Honor Roll Carl Stevens. Maynard Eicher Joseph Masi Raymond Wrenn Dr. Lowell F. Hue President . Vice President Secretary Treasurer Faculty Adviser Membership in the Publications Honor Fraternity is the highest honor in the field of campus journalism. Junior and senior men, with a grade index of 3-0 or higher, who have made a valuable contribution to the publications of The American University in a position of im- portance on The Eagle or The Aucola, are eligible. Members of The Eyrie staff will be eligible next year. No women are admitted to mem- bership. For the first time the publications banquet was sponsored by the fra- ternity instead of by the staffs of the publications themselves. The annual honor roll, composed of members of the upper three classes, not members of the fraternity, who have made outstanding contributions to publications, included Richard Callahan, Jane Getz, Eliza Goddard, Rowland Roberts, and Jean Snavely. [ 108 ] THE NINE TEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Drager, Powell, O. Sanderlin, Hummer, M. Hall H. Sanderlin, M. Stevenson, Page, Whitlow College Honor Society Admits Nine Seniors For Outstanding Achievements in Scholarship Dr. Edward W. Engel . President Dr. Glenn F. Rouse. . Vice President Dr. Earl A. Dennis. Secretary STUDENT MEMBERS Susan Drager Frances Page Owenita Sanderlin Margaret Hall William Powell Marguerite Stevenson Richard Hummer Helen Sanderlin Ethel Whitlow Dr. George B. Woods, J UK Miss Marv Louise Brown, l»BK Mr. Will Hutchins, I BK Dr. Walter F. Shenton, 1 BK Dr. Leon C. Marshall, 1 BK Cecilia Sheppard, ' 27 Hattie Teachout, ' 28 Roland Rice, ' 29 Sarah Rohrer, ' 29 Pauline Frederick, ' 30 Winston Manning, ' 30 Ivy Norton, ' 30 ]anie Scantlin Rice, ' 30 Dorothea Belz White, ' 31 Audrey Belt, ' 32 Margaret Cross Cooper, ' 32 Y u l e Fisher, ' 32 FACULTY MEMBERS Dr. Ben A. Arneson, I BK Dr. Eugene Anderson, t ' H K Dr. William B. Holton, 23 Dr. Glenn F. Rouse, I BK, II Dr. Lois Miles Zucker, ' I ' liK Dr. Edward W. Engel, 2S ALUMNI MEMBERS Mary J. Mueller, ' 32 Genevieve Spence Blew, ' 33 Alice Louise Ford Loving, ' 33 Harold Harhaugh, ' 33 Anne King Behrens, ' 33 Robert Marcus, ' 33 Sara Motley, ' 33 Elizabeth Towne, ' 33 Edward H. Davidson, ' 34 Dorothy Kirsch, ' 35 George Sanderlin, ' 35 Dr. Lowell F. Huelstcr, ' I BK Dr. Earl A. Dennis, 2Z Dr. Robert S. Sackett, 1 ' BK Miss Cornelia M. Cotton, 2Z Mrs. Marjorie S. Golder, t BK Meta Dean Scantlin Hoover, R. Elvvood Backenstoss, ' 35 George Barber, ' 35 Emily Coleman, ' 35 Lois Green Bowen, ' 35 Esther M. Smith, ' 36 Melvin E. Wheatley, Jr., ' 36 G. Albert Cooper, ' 36 Catherine E. Church, ' 36 Margaret R. Spiller, ' 36 Mary Lesta Wakeman, ' 36 Harriet A. Reed, ' 36 [ 109 THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T V - S E V K N AH C () I, A Lehman, LeMasters, Schoonover, Page O. Sanderlin, J. Snavelv, R. Ward, Walker Cap and Gown Affords Women Recognition For Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Margaret LeMasters President Owenita Sanderlin " Historian Dorothy Schoonover Secretary-Treasurer Among the newest of campus organizations, Cap and Gown meets the need for a women ' s honorary society to recognize outstanding con- tributions to campus life. Whereas women formerly belonged to the Brahmin Honor Society, the establishment of this organization enables them to reward leadership on a different basis. Under this system achievement is not measured on a schedule of points but rather in terms of service rendered . In addition to leadership, the requirements include sound character, a grade index of 38, and membership in the senior class. From the ranks of eligible juniors a limited number of women are elected to membership in the spring. The purpose of Cap and Gown is to initiate projects that will enrich college life. To this end they gave a tea in February for the new women students, and plan a picnic in the spring for all women to establish a closer relationship between groups. [ no] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Kekcr, V, W Thompson, Sitnik, Branson, O Smith, C. Stevens P. Davis, E. Craig, Paxton, LeMasters, R. Ward, Brashears Interfraternity Council Holds Promenade, Aids Relations Between Social Organizations Margaret LeMasters Elisabeth Craig Carl Stevens - " President Secretary Treasurer Matters of common interest among the social organizations on the campus are considered by the Interfraternity Council, composed of the president and a delegate from each fraternity and sorority, the Dean of Women, and the Dean of the College. Since the fraternities and sorori- ties have been partially separated, the sororities have been working almost entirely under the Women ' s Panhcllenic Council. Sponsoring the Interfraternity Prom is the outstanding social activity of the council. This function was held in the Rose Room of the Wash- ington Hotel on December the fifth, under the direction of various committees appointed by the council. Alpha Simula Chi Josephine Brashears Patricia Paxton Alpha Theta Phi Olin Smith Carl Stevens MEMBERS Delta Gamma Phyllis Davis Ruth Ward Jesters Lindsay Branson Peter Sitnik Ph, Mi, Elisabeth Craig Margaret LeMasters Phi Sigma Kappa Samuel Keker William W. Thompson [ HI ] p ,c jff f Applegate f i ®% c o. £ tr Bartlett A. Shaw B. Sweigart C. Taylor G. Sweigart D. Sweigart Hutterly Hickey Jacobsen V. Winter [ 112 ] THE NINETE EN-THIRTY- SEVEN AUCOLA Alpha Theta Phi Founded November 23, 1928 Colors: Maroon and Grav Carl Stevens President Olin Smith Vice President Charles Sixbey Recording Secretary Charles Stewart Corresponding Secretary William Leith Treasurer Sherman Lee Ritual Officer Seniors Maynard Eicher William Leith Sidney Zink Carl Stevens Juniors Joseph Britton Robert Livingston Albert Shaw William Gray Walton Mav Charles Sixbey Leonard Harris Wesley Sarles Olin Smith Sherman Lee James Waldo Sophomores James Applegate Howard Hudson Glenn Sweigart Emerson Bartlett Charles Stewart Carl Taylor Bert Sweigart Freshmen Sanford Hickey William Hutterly William Winter Pledges B. M. Jacobsen Don Sweigart [ 113 ] Briggs Fox Hansborough Branson Hummei Spratt Knapp Carroll wj- J. Stephenson Treharne [ 114 ] THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOLA Jesters Club Founded January 31, 1928 Colors: Red and Black Richard Hummer President Lindsay Branson Vice President and Treasurer Richard Carroll Corresponding Secretary Kenneth Knapp Recording Secretary Richard Hummer Seniors James Spratt Lindsay Branson Richard Carroll Juniors William Fox Robert Hill Kenneth Knapp John Struble William Briggs William Buck John Edwards John Earle Pledges Leonard Howard Arthur Nylen Peter Sitnik John Stevenson William Treharne John Walther Herman Winkler [ 115 ] Powell Bastian Melov Creech Fraser [ 116 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Phi Epsilon Alpha Founded January 19, 1937 Colors: Purple and Gold Walter Bastian President Frank Meloy Vice President Donald Creech Secretary Lemuel Fraser Treasurer Gordon Leech Chaplain Gustav Hertz Pledgemaster Seniors William Powell Frank Marino Juniors Franklin Bartle Sophomores Walter Bastian Gustav Hertz Frank Meloy Donald Creech Frederick Horton Wilbur Parker Lemuel Fraser Gordon Leech James Pettus Pledges David Hughes John Gendron Robert Mackin Walter Handy [ 117] W. W. Thompson Toner fiftO rtrtM Moffitt N. Jacobs Mover Connelly R. Loftis Hewitt Sparks Schneider D. Rogers Adams [ 118 THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA 1 1878 : Phi Sigma Kappa EPSILON TRITON CHAPTER Chapter Established November 14, 1936 Colors: Silver and Magenta Robert McRae President William W. Thompson Vice President George Scott Secretary Herbert Fuchs Treasurer Paul Orshak Auditor Homer Patton Inductor Barrett Fuchs Alumni Advisor Seniors Robert McRae George Scott Ralph Winslow Robert Tinker Juniors Frederick Boyd Walter Edwards William W. Thompson Herbert Fuchs Sophomores Richard Connelly Samuel Keker Kimber Shoop Merritt Harding Paul Orshak Harold Toner Homer Patton Freshmen James Hewitt Lawson Moyer Jack Sparks Pledges William Adams Samuel Maize Douglas Rollow Norman Jacobs Melville Moffitt William Tresnon Randall Loftis Dudley Rogers Charles Willcox [ 119] T HE N I N E T E E N - T II I R SEVEN AUCO P. Davis, R. Ward, LeMasters, Paxton Brashears, E. Craig Neti ' Panhettenic Council Promotes Song Fest and Cap and Gown Society Margaret LeMasters President Ruth Ward .Vict President Patricia Paxton ......... Secretary Although this is the hrst year of its existence, the Panhellcnic Coun- cil has assumed the leadership of women ' s activities on the campus. This group, composed of the presidents and representatives of the col- lege sororities, directed its efforts this year toward the fields of scholar- ship, leadership, and school songs. Under the direction of Miss Brown, the Council instigated senior women ' s honorary fraternity, the Cap and Gown Society, to reward outstanding leadership in extra-curricular activities. In March, they sponsored a song fest to interest the student body in writing of original songs. Three prizes were awarded in this contest: Delta Gamma won the award for group singing, Mary Lehman won the prize for the best original sweetheart song, and Herbert Fuchs won the prize for the best original toast song. To encourage scholarship, the Panhellenic Council offered a silver cup to the freshman woman having the highest scholastic average for the year. [ 120 ] THE NINETEEN- THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Alpha Sigma Chi Founded November 10, 1936 Colors: Blue, Gold, and Black Patricia Paxton President Sarah Tolman Vice President Wilya Hankinson Treasurer Catherine Midelburg Recording Secretary Mildred Paddock Corresponding Secretary Josephine Brashears Social Chairman Charlotte Wells Sergeant at Arms Seniors Wilva Hankinson Patricia Paxton Betty Stephan Catherine Midelburg Betty Ann Pearce Louisa Stuart Olive Odom Jean Snavely Sarah Tolman Frances Page Martha Young Juniors Marv E. Broadbent Virginia Christie Betty Reed Jane Brough Isabelle Noble Pauline Schloesser Mildred Paddock Sophomores Eleanor Belden Margery Davis Patricia Murphy Josephine Brashears Eliza Goddard Nellie Strong Constance Coolev Lansing Hall Charlotte Wells Margaret Johnston Freshmen Frances Campbell Margaret Snavely Virginia Wakeman Pledges Dorothy French Ruth Hudson Jane Larsson Ella Harllee Katherine Holmgreen Dorothy Payne [ 121 ] Stephan J. Snavely Stuart Page Brough Paxton Coo ley Tolman V. Christie Murphy Belden L. Hall Johnston [ 122 ] Pearce Odom Young Payne Harllee Midelberg Holmgreen kl k) ( Larsson M. Snavelv Campbell Wakeman [ 123 fa Whitlow Ingberg MkALJA JLa t A£+€ A A Dickey D. Smith Wharton Hunsinger Sorenson Posey J. Miller Dewey J. Rose Noel [ 124 ] THE NINETEEN -THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOLA Delta Gamma BETA EPSILON CHAPTER Chapter Established March 21, 1936 Colors: Bronze, Pink, and Blue Ruth Ward President Mary Lehman Vice President Kathryn Taylor Recording Secretary Frances Garrett Corresponding Secretary Frances Williams Ti reasurer Seniors Maxwell Galloway Marv Lehman Ehel Whitlow Ruth Ward Juniors Mary Aiken Frances Garrett Kathryn Taylor Genevieve Coan Drusilla Gottshall Frances Williams Phvllis Davis Kathrvn Ingberg Bernice Wyman Lucile Maris Anne Cherrington, Associate Member Sophomores Muriel Bain Joyce Geiger Helen Palmer Catherine Dickey Dorothv Loftis Carolyn Sorenson Mary Morse Freshmen Carol Hunsinger Jean Miller Aline Wharton Pledges Ruth Dewey Margaret Noel Judith Rose Helene Kause Mary Posey Dorothy Smith [ 125 ] i AOfl ' Qi i 1 lAiJk t Sliiin M. Woods Humphreys Furst Walker E. Craig LeMasters Havens Cowles Evaul Schoonover Brennan Omo Laise E. Jones H. Christie M.Jacobs E. Smith Woodberrv Banks Marti M. Loomis Talbott Hawkins Martz C. Warner [ 126 THE NINETEEN-T II IRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Phi Mu GAMMA DELTA CHAPTER Chapter Established November 19, 1933 Colors: Rose and White Margaret LeMasters President Mary Evaul First Vice President Dorothy Schoonover Second Vice President Carol Laise Secretary Eunice Jones Treasurer Virginia Slinn Historian Elisabeth Craig Registrar Ruth Humphreys Editor and Social Chairman Margaret Woods Chaplain Margaret Walker Librarian Seniors Carol Furst Margaret LeMasters Margaret Walker Eunice Jones Dorothy Schoonover Margaret Woods Virginia Slinn Juniors Helen Cowles Marv Evaul Ruth Humphreys Elisabeth Craig Mary Havens Carol Laise Sophomores Mary Banks Virginia Omo Elizabeth Smith Harriette Christie Marguerite Woodberry Freshmen Lillian Hawkins Mary Mae Jacobs Laura Talbott Mary Martz Maeve Brennan A r ei s , Persis Marti a c i i or Margaret Ha worth TI , ,,.,, Mar aretta Eckloff t ■ i • Helen Miller d iT u Marian Loomis .-, , ,, r Ruth Harris Charlotte Warner [ 127] Johnson Knockey N Wright P. Corkran Getz Warthen Olmsted M. Wright M. Harris R. Smith Goff Klaas Vigeant [ 128] THE NINETEEN -THIRTY- SEVEN AUCOLA Pi Chi Omicron Established December 8, 1936 Colors: Royal Blue and Crimson Caroline Boyd President Pauline Corkran Vice President Thursa Bakey Treasurer Margaret Warthen Recording Secretary Jane Getz Corresponding Secretary Lucile Olmsted Pledge Mistress Mabel Wright Social Chairman Nancy Wright Sergeant at Arms Seniors Caroline Boyd Pauline Corkran Margaret Warthen juniors Thursa Bakey Mildred Harris Lucile Olmsted Jane Getz Mabel Wright Sophomores Virginia Goff Mary Louise Klaas Carroll Vigeant Marian Johnson Catherine Knockey Nancy Wright Ruth Smith Pledges Claire Aubry Betsey Clark Barbara Marshall Rene Beard Barbara Conningham Frances Rice Mariana Brumbaugh Eugenia Sanderson [ 129] THE OTHER SIDE OF THINGS T II E N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N A U C () 1. A Men ' s Athletics Followers of the fortunes and misfortunes of American University ' s intercollegiate teams have witnessed many changes in the past year. Some were great and some small, some startling and some expected — but all were prophetic of greater things in the very near future. Dynamic Walter H. Young, Director of Athletics for eight years past, led the grid- iron Eagles through another season that did not come up to the rosy promise of " next year . . . ! " Young and Line Coach George V. Mcnkc were again called upon to produce a winning team from a very small squad some- times dispirited by injuries and lack of re- serves, but alwavs solidlv behind " the Coach Young Coach . ' ' Midway of the basketball season, Coach Young was injured in an automobile accident; his resignation as Ath- letic Director was accepted and Paul Smith immediately took charge of the Eagle cagers. " Smitty " continued to function as track coach and director of intramural sports, while producing the first A.U. quint in four years to win half its games. Meanwhile, the Faculty Athletic Committee under Dr. William B. Holton invited Gus Welch, nationally known football mentor and physical educator, former head coach at Washington State and Ran- dolph-Macon, captain of the Carlisle Indians in the days of Thorpe, and famous teller of tall tales, to the position vacated by Mr. Young. Mr. Welch signed a two-year contract on February 2. At the same time Staff Cassell, ' 36, was appointed held agent for athletics. — Joe Masi [ 132 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN A U C () I. A echsler, i . Voung, Buck, Smible, Sparks, Treharne, Hansborough, D. Roger: Winslow, Persons, Applegate Broun, Sitnik, Rhodes, Maize, Carlo, Shoop, Brirton, Schneider Fighting Eleven Shows Ability Yet Has Unsuccessful Season American University ' s football team during the 1936 season showed the fight and spirit necessary to produce a powerful combination. Coach Walter Young began training the small squad on September 3, so that, when the Eagles trotted onto the field for their first game, a green but well-drilled team was read) to " hold aloft those flaming banners. " A glance at the results of the team ' s efforts is dis- couraging from the wins and losses standpoint. Never- theless, those who saw the team play know that this was the best eleven that has ever represented American University on the gridiron. They had football ability and outclassed a majority of their opponents, but lacked the reserve strength that would have made this a winning as well as a scrappy football team. Upon petition of the athletes, a scout was hired and is now in the field in an effort to obtain huskv material for the next year. Given that extra power, American should hold down an enviable position in foot- ball next vear. mLLgm Carlo, ( [ 133 ] T III. N I N E T E i: N - T II I R I Y - S K V E N AUC () L A Q J T» f§ §! ' ml i n f " B9a era O PS Roosevelt Stadium, D.C., October 10, i(jj6 The American University foorball team lost its first game of the season against a bigWashington College eleven here this afternoon by a score of 25-7. The scrappy little Eagles outplayed their opponents for the last three quar- ters after the Maryland team had 19 points in the first period. A ii n a polis, Mar ylaud, October ij, icf 6 St. John ' s College barely escaped de- feat at the hands of American Univer- sity ' s football team by sneaking over a 12-6 win. The visitors fought hard all the way, but lacked scoring punch. The high light was an eighty-yard run by Rogers, of the Eagles, on an inter- cepted lateral pass. At left: Rhodes, Britton; Sitnik, G. Brown; D. Rogers, Treharne Below: Eagles try end run against Washington College [ 134 THE NINETEEN-TIIIRTY-SEVEN A U C O L A New Loudon, Connecticut, October 2j, u) 6 The Coast Guard Academy gridiron eleven trounced the American Univer- sity Eagles at the Academy field to the tune of 14-7. The visitors showed plentv of power and drive, but the Coast Guard team was able to stop the A.U. offense before it was turned into touchdowns. Bridge water, Virginia, October 31, 11) 6 The American University football team scored its first win of the season bv a close 7-6 margin over a much im- proved Bridgewatcr eleven. Both teams scored their points early in the game, neither being able to push over a touch- down after the half time. At right: Winslow, Hansborough, Toner, Bartlett; Maize, Shoop Below: Coast Guard line buck stopped short ft o pL [ 135 THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOLA Ashland, Virginia, November j, uj 6 Randolph - Macon delivered the American Eagles their worst defeat of the year when they pounded away to a 48-7 victory. The Yellow Jackets featured long runs by several members of the backrield that came off in a tricky spinner play through the center of the line. Central Stadium, D.C., November ij, 1936 In a game before 4,000 people, the American Eagles won a thrilling battle from a strong Johns Hopkins eleven by a score of 14-7. Long runs by Bartlett, and a return of one of Jay ' s punts by Howard from his own forty-yard line were the most exciting plays of the same. At left: Struble, Sprattj Schneider, Rauch; Winkler, Knapp Below: Bartlett gains ground against Hopkins [ 136 THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Hampden -Sydne y, Virginia, November 26, 1936 An injured American University foot- ball team fell before a barrage of points bv Hampden-Svdncy in the last period, 26-6. The plucky Eagles withstood the attacks of three Tiger teams until the last quarter, when their hosts walked off with the game. SCORES American University Opp orients 7 Washington 25 6 St. John ' s 12 7 Coast Guard 14 7 Bridge water 6 7 Randolph-Macon 48 14 Johns Hopkins 7 6 Hampden-Sydney 27 54 Totals 139 At right: R. Stevenson, Hewitt; Gendron, Sparks; Fox, Wechsler Br ow: Hopkins huddles hopefully after five-yard loss v. i-ifc %. i [ 137] T H E N I N E T E EN-TIIIRTY-S E VKN A U C ) . A STUDENT ATHLETIC COMMITTEE Leith, Purse O. Smith, Stewart, Dove, Masi CHEERLEADERS Jacobs, Connelly, Hild, Patton, Purse [ 138] THE NINETEEN -THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOI.A Rollow, Sparks, G. Brown, Lee, D. Rogers, Mover, Edwards, Leirh, Zink, L. Harris, E. Palmer Eagles Win Half of Basketball Games, Show Promise of Illustrious ' 38 Season For the first time in four years, American University ' s basketball team enjoyed a comparatively successful season, ending the regular 1936-37 session with wins and losses deadlocked at nine each. Throughout the year the Eagle quint displayed flashes of unbeatable basketball, but the steadiness that makes for consistent victories was lacking. The court team had a chance to get into basketball " big time " when they played Citv College of New York, but, unfortunately, they had an " off " night, losing to their hosts, 51-19. The Eagle five, except for the inconsistencies of play, showed con- tinual development. They started out the year with nothing but hopes and possibilities, and ended the year with a group of veterans who should lead A.U. to greater basketball realms than the Orange and Blue has ever known. The basketeers started the season slowly, winning only one out of the first five games. They began to find themselves at Hampden-Sydncy, when, after having been swamped earlier in the vear on the A.U. court, they outclassed the Tigers on their own floor, 30-26. Then the ball began to move, and, to the delight of Eagle followers, [ 139 ] T II E N I N E T E E N - T II I R T Y-SliVRN AUCOl.A the team, after losing to St. John ' s, won five out of the next six games. The sweetest of these was a 36-23 win over St. John ' s of Annapolis, this being the first time in four years that the Johnnies had been defeated by an Eagle quint. But here the irregularity of this year ' s court team caught up with them, so that the basketeers lost their next two games. Johns Hopkins sneaked over a 48-47 defcat,and the followin g week-end saw the American five show their worst brand of play when they were defeated by the City College of New York . The season ended with a well-played 49-19 victory over Virginia Medical, and a ragged win over the Alumni, 38- 30. Catholic University was met in an exhibition game that saw the renewing of an old rivalry between the two schools. With the graduation of only At left: Zink (Captain); W. Edwards, E. Palmer; G. Brown, Lee Below: Hickey scores [ HO ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN AUCOI.A one man, Captain Zink, A. U. looks toward next year ' s court team with eager anticipation of a well-drilled, fast five that plays consistently smart, heads-up basketball. American SCORES I ' niversity Opponent. 30 Johns Hopkins 58 25 Hampden-Sydney 41 34 Maryland State Normal 27 19 Bridgewater 31 35 Lynchburg 38 30 Hampden-Sydne) 26 30 St. John ' s 40 42 Gallaudet 21 43 Lynchburg 33 28 Virginia Medical 27 29 Randolph-Macon 47 36 St. John ' s 23 38 Bridgewater 30 33 Randolph-Macon 51 47 Johns Hopkins 48 19 City College of N.Y. 51 49 Virginia Medical 19 38 Alumni 30 Atright: D. Rodgcrs; L. Harris, Leith; Mover, Sparks Below: Edwards sinks pot shot against Lynchburg [ 141 T II K NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN A U C () L A JUNIOR VARSITY Bartlett (Coach), A. Shaw, Bastian, L. Smith C. Taylor, Fuchs, A. Norford, Mayer Randolph-Macon blocks shot [ 142 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY-SEVEN A U C O L A Returning Track Men Push New Major Sport As the 1937 track season loomed close ahead, preparations were made for a stronger and more successful squad in American University ' s newest major sport. Only one mem- ber of the ' 36 trackmen graduated, justifying prospects for an improved record this spring. The parade of returning veterans was led by Bob Hill, one of the chief point-getters for the Eagles. Next in line came Emerson Bartlett, who showed prospects of running off with a large number of events. Lindsay Branson and Clarence Corkran had the ability to show their heels to opponents in the dashes, w r hile Gus Hertz and Olin Smith had the makings for good mid-distance men. Kimber Shoop, Pete Sitnik, Walt Edwards, Bob Stevenson, Glenn Sweigart, and a host of new ma- terial rounded off a track squad that could cause trouble to many oppos- ing cindermen. Improved training facilities, and finer track equipment having been added, American Uni- versity has seen the wing-spreading of the Eagles ' youngest and small- est intercollegiate sport, track. High jump Discus Four-forty Low hurdles at Gallaudet [ 143] THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOLA 1936 Racquet Team Wins Eight, Loses Six The return of four letter men from the undefeated team of 1935 pointed to another successful season for American University tennis team in the spring of 1936. But, handi- capped by cold, rain, and mud, the racqueteers were unable to maintain the high pace of the year before and ended the season with eight wins and six defeats. Lcn Harris played the number- one position. Sherm Lee was prob- ably the most improved player on the team, losing only two single matches. RESULTS OF ' 36 SEASON A. U. Opponent Swarthmore 9 7 Bridgewater 2 9 Randolph-Macon Richmond 9 5 Delaware 4 3 Johns Hopkins 6 6 Bridgewater 3 9 Randolph-Macon 7 Hampdcn-Sydney 1 1 Lynchburg 5 8 St. John ' s 1 4 Catawba 5 4 Delaware 5 5 St. John ' s 4 192? Team Sarles, Dr. Holton, Zink; May, Lee, L. Harris, C. Taylor L. Harris, Lee Benscoter, May Zink, Barss [ 144 ] THE NINE TEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA Harris, Lee Defeated In Net Tournaments Len Harris and Sherman Lee were sent to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, during the fall, where they represented The Ameri- can University in the Intercollegi- ate Tennis Tournament and in the Fall Tennis Tournament. Harris lost to the number-one man of Washington and Lee, 8-6, 8-6; while Lee, after having de- feated West, of Lvnchburg, lost to Foreman of North Carolina, the eventual runner-up, 6-3, 6-4. In the Fall Tournament, Harris went out on the iirst round, and Lee on the second. Lee was eliminated by the nation ' s eighth ranking player. Both men made a creditable showing for the University so that with this heartening displav, the return of May found Hudson, Sarlcs, and Taylor, the tennis team, looking forward to a successful sea- son in 1937. 1937 SCHEDULE Tufts Washington and Lee Swarthmore Emorv and Henry Bridgewater (2) St. John ' s (2) Randolph-Macon(2) Lynchburg Delaware (2) Hampden-Sydney Catawba Richmond Elon Catholic ii ;6 Team: C. Taylor, Lee, Dr. Holton, Bcnscoter, Sarles, H. Hudson; L. Harris, Barss, May H. Hudson, C. Taylor I.. Harris, Lee at White Sulphur Springs Spectators, Sarles [ 145] THE N I N E T E E N - T II I R S E V E N A U C () I. A Minor Sports Program Available to All Men Under the guiding hand of Coach Paul Smith, A.U. ' s intramural sports program spread into a varied field of competition which offered every man in school a chance to participate in some sport. This year boxing was brought to the fore again by Dr. Riddick, for- mer intercollegiate champion. A team was whipped into shape and one meet was held in December with the Merrick Boys ' Club of Washington. The annual ping-pong tourna- ment was held during March, with Harris, Hudson, Zink, and Sitnik as runners up. This contest is always followed with interest. Last year ' s winner was Roger Barss. In the fall horseshoe tourna- ment, Wesley Dodge came bravely through to win over his old rival, Albert Shaw, in the finals. Just as winter closed in, the semi- finals of a school-wide tennis tour- nament were held, the finalists being " Happy ' ' Hickey and Pete Sitnik. Cold weather called a halt Boxing with Merrick Boys ' Club Ping-Pong Horseshoe Finalists: A. Shaw, Dodge Tennis Finalists: Sitnik, Hickey [ 146 ] THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOI.A to the tournament and the intra- mural tennis champ of the school was not recognized until warm weather and spring were well under way. During the winter months most of the time was taken up with vol- leyball and basketball. The faculty team entered the intramural volley- ball series for the first time and won that series after a hard match with the juniors. In the meantime, the juniors were on their way to a de- cisive win in basketball. Playing a game against the Virginia Medi- cal Junior Varsity, the Class of ' 38 lacked the pep that had sent them into the championship, and lost a slow game 15-14. Speed ball, touch football, and softball contests were held during good weather and when inclement conditions prevailed fencing was taken up by some of the more vig- orous. The annual Field Day, which was inaugurated last spring, was held late in the spring this year. The object of this meet is to get every man interested in some form of athletic event. ttshttball: Juniors and Sophomores fencing: First lessons Softball: Between innings Field Day: High ]ump [ 147 THE N I N E T E E N-TIIIR T Y-SEVKN A V C () L A K, Tavlor, Gottshall, Ingberg, Courtney, J. Snavelv, Laise, Slinn Brundage, M. Cohen, Miss Morse, Walker, M. Woods, Maris, Humphreys " A " Club Features Intercollegiate Play Day, Sponsors Women ' s Intramural Sport Program Margaret Walk Carol Laise Virginia Slinn Margarett Cour Prisident Vice President - . Secretary Treasurer The " A " Club, honorary athletic organization for women, sponsors the women ' s intramural sport program, and this vear featured an intercollegiate Play Day. The five visiting teams who participated in this Play Day on Novem- ber 21 were Marjoric Webster, University of Maryland, Trinity, West- ern Maryland, and Wilson Teachers College. In setting up the women ' s intramural sports program, the " A " Club chooses leaders to be in charge of each sport and also class leaders to serve throughout the vear. Following each series of interclass competitions in hockey, basket- ball, volleyball, and soccer, orange and blue teams were chosen from among the outstanding players of the class teams to compete against one another. The hockey trophy, a silver loving cup, was awarded the freshmen, the winners of the interclass competition. The organization is made up of women who have gained recognition in the field of athletics and who have earned at least one letter award. Of the present members, Virginia Slinn, Betty Stephan, Margaret Walker, and Margaret Woods have earned an award each year. [ H8 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY- SEVEN AUCOI.A Eagle Hockey Team Entertains English Elisabeth Craig Capta The fall of 1936 will long be re- membered in Eagle Hockey history for the visit of the English Touring Team to Washington. This gave A.U. the privilege of entertaining one of the veteran English players, Another of the season ' s high- lights was the large Plav Dav held on the campus, when A.U. was host to five colleges. Although not always victorious the team played exceptionally good hockey this year, mainly because the majority of the players had worked together in previous years. Carol Laise, speedv left wing, and Captain Bee Craig, left inner, did a large part of the attack dribbling, while Ruth Humphrevs, diminutive center-forward, was high scorer. The schedule included games with Marjorie Webster, the Et Cetcras, Maryland, and Wilson Teachers College. The Eagles were justlv proud of holding Marjorie Webster, a school which special- izes in physical education, to 3 goals in a 3-1 battle, and the Et Cetera Club, which is composed of experienced players and coaches, to an even closer 3-2 score. The Eagles were represented on the All-Washington first team by Bee Craig. M.Woods, Carper, M.Cohen, Walker, Thawley, Wei Is Laise, E. Craig, E.Jones, Humphreys, B. V m.ui Long pass Short pass Stopped 1 2 [ H9 ] THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N A U C O L A Wide Choice of Sports Offered Women Students I lock e i This year the hockey program re- ceived fresh stimulus from the freshmen who, after close competi- tion with the seniors, captured the interclass leadership. The hockey trophy offered by the " A " Club was awarded them. The Orange team was victorious over the Blue. Archery The archery program showed marked progress under the manage- ment of Miss Morse and Harriette Christie. With new equipment the girls have shown considerable im- provement and arc anticipating forming a varsity team. It is hoped thev may be able to compete with local teams in archery matches next year. Badminton This year the Women ' s Physical Education Department for the first time offered a class in the popular English game, badminton. The women are able to keep in training for tennis by the footwork, swing- ing, and fast perception of the shuttlecock. Ping-Pong A ping-pong tournament is held every spring. Last year ' s winners were Mildred Tabb and Frances Williams. Hiking Under the supervision of Helen Palmer, groups of women went on a number of breakfast hikes in the [ 150 ] THE NINETEEN-THIRTY -SEVEN AUCOLA fall. As a part of the requirements for an A " the women must hike for part of a credit. Dancing Increasingly popular among the women in Physical Education ac- tivities at American University is the modern dance. A compara- tively new development, it has been emphasized under the instruction and creativeness of Miss Morse. As a conclusion to the classes ' work, there was a Dance Concert in April. Several schools met to show their interpretations of various modern dance forms at an intercollegiate symposium. Basketball For the first time in the history of women ' s basketball at American University, a picked team played the alumnae; the undergraduates won by a score of 16-11. The seniors won the interclass series, with the freshmen placing second, and the sophomores and juniors last. Individual honors go to Walker and Shepherd, t he infallible forwards, while Williams and Laise played the best all-around games. The orange team downed its op- ponents by forty points, 54 14. Alpha Sigma Chi won the inter- sorority series. The most interest- ing event was the guy-gal game, in which the men players, skirt-clad, lost by a close margin. Tennis Last Mav, feminine racqueteers stepped from the ranks of intramural enthusiasts and were defeated by George Washington University. [ 151 ] THE NINETEEN-THIR T Y - S E V E N AUCOI.A Original Masque Given At May Day Program The May Day Celebration was held in the Greek Amphitheatre, May 16, 1936. In keeping with the May Fete custom, an original play, written by Miss Morse, was pre- sented through the medium of unique dancing and dialogue. The play took the character of a medie- val masque. Colorful cost umes and appropriate music added to the fes- tive occasion. The masque followed the ancient pattern with the virtues and vices in direct contrast. The dance of the graces was done by Margaret John- ston, Doris Brougher, and Lansing Hall. In antithesis, the dance of the vices was done by Patricia Paxton as Deceit, Elizabeth Morse as Anger, and Annabelle Spangle as Greed. Another of the outstanding orig- inal dances was that of the Monks. This was an interpretation of me- dieval customs and monastic life. The leading characters through- out the masque were Jean Snavely, the Prince, and Ethel Whitlow, the Princess. The climax of the Cele- bration was the crowning of Alice Applegate as Queen of the May. Her attendants were Mary Lesta Wakeman and Berenice Lown, who, with the Queen, led the final May Day procession. [ 152] T UK N I N K T E EN-THIR T Y-SF.VKN AUC () L A XzTt Jipl Calendar By Rartle AUGUST 25. Pat Patton boards the Al- toona stage-coach for Washington. SEPTEMBER 18. The freshmen register and many curious upper-classmen turn out to the campus to ' get a look at them. 22. The student body, with sharpened pencils poised in mid-air, gets down to the task of making out registration cards. 23. The students attend the open- ing chapel and feast their eyes upon the faculty in full academic regalia. Some of the younger members wear those short academic gowns which are designed for gamboling. 25. Olive Odom makes the first of a series of twenty-seven pilgrim- ages to West Point. The Students and faculty mem- bers meet at the annual student- faculty reception in the dormitory. Unfortunately, the new faculty members and the new students do not recognize each other when they meet later without evening dresses and tuxedos. 30. The Altoona stage-coach ar- rives in Washington and Pat Patton commences another academic year. OCTOBER 1. The pony express from Texas arrives and Katharine Holmgreen alights. [ 154] THOS. SOMERVILLE CO. 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President Sachs makes his debut as a bass drum artist. 6. People begin to notice the canal which somebody dug north of Hurst Hall. When locks for the canal are suggested, Professor Hut- chins insists upon Yale locks. 7. Doc Holton drives a big barge down the canal. 16. The Etigle publishes an edi- torial which says the student bank is safe. This makes many people- feel fine. 20. Hell Night finally comes and an uninitiated observer would think the campus was the scene of some decisive Civil War battle. Joe Car- lo will not let the combatants throw stones. Mel Moffitt ' s mus- ket is confiscated by the League of Nations. 30. The S.C.A. holds a Hal- lowe ' en party. Raphael Miller comes disguised as a frog; Carl Stevens is worried because he thinks it ' s real. A treasure hunt is held and the crvptic directions tacked up on trees and things tcrrifv the uninformed for weeks. [ 156] r fc ; -j% For Young Fashions ftsS tO|C«C, Q u o $fnItpg rjorn ELEVENTH ST.— BETWEEN F G One Word in Washington Stands for Stationery Pens Paper Adhesives Paper Cups Inks Pencils Envelopes Blank Books Filing Supplies Loose Leaf Supplies School Supplies IT ' S GINN The Progressive Stationers M. S. GINN CO. 920 14th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. NAtional 2783 eca SERVED IN THE BOOKSTORE Washington Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc. Phone, Nat ' l 7358 400 7th St., S.W. Just Call NATIONAL 1075 to Charter a Bus CAPITAL TRANSIT CO. FINEST EQUIPMENT MODERATE RATES Charter Bus Headquarters 1416 F STREET, N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C. STANDARD ENGRAVING CO. Makers of Fine Printing Plates for School and College Publications ENGRAVERS FOR 1937 AUCOLA 1214 19TH STREET, N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C. THE N I N E T E E N - T II I R T Y - S E V E N AlCOLA NOVEMBER 14. The Johns Hopkins game marks an all-time high in attend- ance at A.U. athletic events — eighteen bands all playing different tunes at the same time, eighty thou- sand safety patrol boys with three members of the Metropolitan police for each patrol boy, tumbling by the Swcigarts, victory for A.U. In the evening, everybody flocks over to the gym for the annual Homecoming Dance. 18. Chemist Dick Hummer makes some tear-gas and everybody in the basement cries. 25. Dr. E. Stanley Jones speaks at an unusually crowded chapel service. 26. Thanksgiving Day. Bob McRae eats four turkeys. A group of girls drives to the Coast Guard game. After maintaining an aver- age speed of sixty and driving all night, they arrive at the game just as the boys are leaving the field. DECEMBER 4. The Spanish operetta fea- tures every Spanish song known to man. Bill Briggs, dressed like Man Mountain Dean, does a sort of tango. Senor Cabrera ' s interpreta- tion of La Paloma is a sensation. 12. Hats off to Cap and Gown Society! 15- Dear Brutus is so convincing that many people believe it. 19. Students leave in all direc- tions to spend the holiday season. 27. Right in the middle of the holiday season, some students re- member final examinations. [ 158 ] Juni ors Young clothes by top-flight Young Amer- ican designers . . . including Cart ' xrlght, Louise Mulligan, Ellen Kaye . . . are an exclusive specialty ot our famous . . . Junior Deb Shop - 4th Floor " ■ th€ new •Mlfffc 1214-1220 F ST. Everything for the school SCHOOL FURNITURE COMMERCIAL 01 1 mi; i i km i i it i CO. Na. 8266 • 800 E Streel Floor Coverings Venetian Blinds A CCOUNTANCY Courses leading to B.CS. and M. C S. degrees. Graduate course in prep- aration for C.P.A. Exam- inations. DAY and EVENING COURSES Registrations now being received for mid-year classes. Ask for Official Bulletin STRAYER COLLEGE P. J. Harman, Director Homer Building Thirteenth and F Streets, N.W. 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Mid-semester examinations begin. Moderately prepared stu- dents sit up all night and sleep all day during the examination. People who have conscientiously done their work go to movies and wish there were more good movies. 30. Exams over; everybody rests except members of The Aucola Staff. FEBRUARY 1. Flood Frolic. Hundreds dance so that thousands will not have to swim. 2. Second semester begins at 8:20 a.m. Several students forget to wind their alarm clocks and do not wake up until the following week. Students greet Coach Welch with an Indian war cry. 3. Carol Furst returns from China; her newly acquired appetite for bird ' s nest soup makes things look dark for the robins this sum- mer. 9. The students who failed to wind their alarm clocks last week wake up. [ 160 EDMONSTON STUDIO i 3 33 F Street, N.W. Official Photographers for the 1937 AUCOLA Portrait Negatives Kept on File THE N I N E T E E N - T H I R T Y - S E V E N AUCOI.A 12. " Piddle " Shaw stars at American University - Virginia Medical College game; his foot work is so good that he decides to go out for track in the spring. 15. The smoking ban is removed for a month ' s trial. A special re- ceptacle for Struble ' s " seegars " is installed by the north entrance of Hurst Hall. The other receptacles are merely overgrown ash trays or waste paper baskets. 19- Coach Smith does double half-twist leap while lecturing to the players on the bench at the American University-Bridgewater game. MARCH 6. Students claim they carried off the honors at the Winter Alum- ni Round-Up. 8. Fraternities and sororities try to shout each other down at the Song Fcst. APRIL 5. People return to the campus and begin thinking about the Grot- to. 10. Dance Recital. Frances Page wins the Charleston contest. 14. Campus Day. Jack Spratt plants a tree. 16. Junior Prom. Formality. George Scott tries to sneak in wear- ing a white sweat-shirt with black tie and studs painted on it. 21. President Sachs and Bill Powell leave on the Queen Mary for debate tour of Great Britain. To amuse themselves during their voyage, Sidney will eat fruit and [ 162 MEMBER OF The College Annual Producers of the United States THOMSEN-ELLIS CO. COLLEGE ANNUALS VIEW BOOKS • CATALOGS ADVERTISING LITERATURE ' YTHOMSENV ELLIS CO. BALTIMORE . Illllllll •Hridemark PRINTERS OF THE 1937 AUCOLA BALTIMORE NEW YORK T II E N I N E T E E N - T II I R I Y - S I. V E N A U C O I. A Bill plans to catch an international jewel thief. Both worry about walking on the right side of the road, facing traffic. It is rumored that Bill may come back wearing a hat. MAY 10. Someone in Australia sends Pat Paxton a kangaroo which rides on the back seat of her car. 13 Boxing match between Gus Hertz and the kangaroo is well at- tended. 15- It seems as if we have been transplanted into the midst of jolly old England with a Shakespearean play last night and a May Fete to- day. 27. Final examinations begin in spite of the fine summer weather. Many people are disturbed by birds singing near classroom win- dows; Carl Stevens tells a bird, " Quiet, please! " JUNE 1. Ex-president Sachs and Bill Powell leave for America in a bal- loon. 5. Miss Gait spreads a tent under one of the trees in the rock garden and reads palms; students stand in lines. 7. Commencement. Ex-presi- dent Sachs and Bill Powell land on Halls Hill and are rushed to Con- tinental Hall in a buggy. 16. When the awning company comes to put dust covers on the campus buildings for the summer, Nellie Strong is discovered in the Art Room still sitting for her por- trait. [ 164 ] Aucola, 1937. LP131 A 3A3 1937 ”
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