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The American University- Library WASHINGTON, D. C. B. ' fe ' vc WITH THE LUCID TRUTH OF LENS AND FILM FEATURING THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON, D.C. THE STAFF OF 193 PRESENTS THE STORY OF A GROWING TRADITION OF IDEALS IN THE AMERICAN VIENNA L L L CO- FOREWORD . . . IvTANY mores and cus- toms have grown about The American University already, but in this, its thirteenth, year there has ansenanew credo. Spread- ing from mind to mind, gathering volume, a dis- satisfaction within the stu- dent body grew into a plea for a finer adjustment of student-faculty relationships. As naturally as day- light follows darkness, came the call for a restate- ment of the fundamental concepts of higher educa- tion. With the report of the Student-Faculty Com- mittee, a new tradition was born — a tradition of facing problems of undergraduate life on the plane of basic philosophies. . . . WNLY time can lend prestige to tradition, but time alone is powerless without the leaven of search- ing minds. Aucola is an attempt to portray, as clearly as camera and pen permit, the birth of this new tradition, the fostering parent of mature intel- lectual individualism. Aucola, copyrighted in 1938 by the business man- ager, James Donald Pettus, takes you across the broad and growing campus of The American University, to the faculty as they work, or ride their hobbies, to the departing Seniors, and to the Juniors who are just coming into their inheritance. Just as Life takes you to a party, so Aucola introduces you to the campus activities in their own environment, to the athletes on the field of competition, and to the fraternity men and women in their social comradeship. s Co s 81814 Dr. Lois M. Zucker, exponent of the classics, clog-lover, and gardener, came to the College of Liberal Arts in 1925, the year of its founding. And she brought to the student body the largess of a truly cosmopolitan temperament and abroad understanding. Her retirement this year marks the departure of a great personality. In 1926 Dr. Delos O. Kinsman came to the University. A kindly disposition, keen sense of humor, and a deep interest in students ' prob- lems have endeared him to the school. His re- tirement at the end of a dozen years of faith- ful service to high standards deprives The Amer- ican University of a distinguished scholar. DEDICATION IN honor of their long years of sincere service to the progressive ideals of The American University, Aucola is humbly dedicated to Dr. Lois Miles Zucker and Dr. Delos Oscar Kinsman. As you wander up onto the campus from the crystal spring, you see, framed in foliage, the first glimpse of the dignity that is Hurst Hall. . . In a few minutes you stand before the building itself — massive stone, Ionic columns — a fitting place for the faculty to hold forth; an inspira- tion for the undergraduates. . . Directly across the quadrangle, past the sundial, stands Battelle Memorial Library — scene of long study sessions and informal social gatherings; the nerve center of academic research. . . . If you proceed toward the chapel from there you presently stand beside the McKinley Budding, imposing center of fixed nitrogen research, leased to the government as a laboratory. . . . You may choose to enter the chapel by the side door — for there you will get this glimpse of Gothic architectural beauty that is Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church. . . . English ivy, a broken window mean Hamilton House, typical residence of enthusiastic college males. The forty men who live on campus sleep, study, and " bull " here. . . . Coming back to civilization, you approach the Women ' s Res- idence Hall, location of the dining hall and social parlor. Characteristic sound — the gentle whisper of the nickelodeon. . . . - Behind the W.R.H. squats the Gymnasium-theatre. You will remember it for tense basketball games, long hours of play rehearsal, or unique, gala dances. . . As you leave to wander back toward crystal spring and the grotto, you may see this near the Greek Theatre, — or you may see something else. . . m From this broad and growing campus turn now to the faculty as they work, or ride their hobbies . . . vBm, DR. JOSEPH M. M GRAY VjHANCELLOR GRAY, minister and lecturer, was born in Montgomery, Pennsylvania. His many interests vary from read- ing about Abraham Lincoln, whom he greatly admires, to watching Dickinson College win at football. Among his other hobbies are collecting books and etchings of every type, and studying the teaching of social science in Germany. Chancellor Gray ' s work gives him an opportunity to travel extensively. A year ago he went to Europe and at that time became intensely interested in Germany ' s political condition. Among his degrees are B.A., Wilhamsport Dickinson; B.D., Drew; D.D., Baker; Litt.D., Syracuse; S.T.D., Dickinson. George Benjamin Woods Dean oj ilu CoIIegi and Professor oj English B.A., Northwestern M.A., Ph.D., Harvard Cars— latest models only — contract bridge, literature texts, grammars, church work, sports — many interests oc- cupy Dr. Woods ' time out of office hours. The Wesley Heights Round Table, a discussion group engrossed in inter- national affairs, can also claim the Dean as one of its most enthusiastic contributors. As a member of the Board of Trustees of Foundry Metho- dist Church, Dr. Woods is an important force m the success of church campaigns as well as in voung people ' s groups. Dr. Woods likes sports, too, and is not only an enthusi- astic tan at A.U. games, but also enjoys tennis, archery, swimming, and fishing. Mary Louise Brown Dean oj Women and Associate Professor of English B.A.,DePauw; M. A. , Michigan Miss Brown ' s many activities on and off campus leave her little time for the pursuit of hobbies. The girls in the dorm are grateful for her solicitous care, for her attention extends from seeing that thev wear rubbers in rainy weather to giv- ing advice. She likes European travel, and has been abroad many times. Miss Brown attended summer school at Oxford Uni- versitv in England one year. Although Miss Brown gives a course in Victorian litera- ture, her favorite writers are Keats and Lamb. She likes out-of-doors, for she enjoys picnicking, helping to beautifv the campus on Arbor Day, and riding in the countrv. M iss Brown is a member ot Phi Beta Kappa. m John Edward Bentley, M.A., S.T.B., M.R.E., Th.D. Professor oj Philosophy To write books, to study people, and to live creatively are Dr. Bentley ' s aims in life. An authority on philosophy, he spends much time writing and lecturing. Between school terms Dr. Bentley lives at his summer home in Colorado. A progressive thinker — doesn ' t believe in final exams (theoreti- cally) — Dr. Bentley successfully conceals from students the exact na- ture of his own philosophy. Will Hutchins, B.A., B.F.A. Professor of Art Mr. Hutchins has had a widely diversified experience which has included Broadway, coaching and lecturing at Yale and Columbia, and, for a wartime diversion, teaching English for the Italian Army at the University of Bologna, His favorite painter is Giotto, but he paints in a different manner. His hobbies are golf, fishing, and chopping wood in Maine. The Professor states that his besetting sin is giving too high marks. Walter Francis Shenton, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Mathematics Possessing an excellent sense of humor, Dr. Shenton intersperses his math problems with rare wit and irony, and interesting anecdotes of his experiences. One of his most engaging diversions is music. He not only loves symphony, opera, and concerts, but sings excel- lently himself. And when he can get away from math and music, Dr. Shenton spends much of his time in studying stars. Delos Oscar Kinsman, B.L., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Economics Dr. Kinsman has been an educator most of his life. Besides teach- ing economics at A.U., he has been a high school principal and has taught social science in normal school. He was once tax expert with the Wisconsin Tax Commission and drafted the Wisconsin Income Tax Law, the first successful law of its kind in the United States. Wesley M. Gewehr, Ph.B., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of History Dr. Gewehr has traveled widely through Europe and the Orient. In 1925-26, he was exchange professor at Tsinghua University, Peiping. He finds time to cultivate roses in his garden in Wesley Heights and to sustain his part ot the famous history department tennis team. He has written several historv texts of which the most famous is Tlii Awakening in irnnia. C. Henry Leineweber, Ph.D. Professor oj German Poetry and languages are the talented hobbies of Dr. C. Henry I eineweber, world traveler. He has written several books of phil- osophical poems in both English and German. At his command are the languages in the Romance, Teutonic, Slavic, Classical, and Asiatic Groups, besides a dialect of the Wis- consin Indians, who live near his birthplace. Aubert Bain Potorf, B.A., B.D., Th.M., Th.D., D.D. Professor oj Religion Dr. Aubert Bain Potorf, head of the religion department, devotes his time and interest to church work and young people. Dr. Potorf came to The American University from Hamline Uni- versity, where he taught for eleven years. He serves as a member of the Chapel, Athletic, Student Social, and Vocational Committees. He also is a counselor of the Oxford Fellowship and Student Chris- tian Association. Leon C. Marshall, B.A., LL.D., B.A., M.A. Professor oj Political Economy Dr. Leon Carroll Marshall is a professor of Economics at the Graduate School and professor of Social Science in the College of Liberal Arts. Outside of his academic goals, his great ambition is to play the cello. Planting azaleas, rhododendron, and laurel is his sparetime hobhv. Dr. Marshall was formerly dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Ben A. Arneson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Visiting Professor oj Political Science Dr. Ben A. Arneson, professor of Political Science, finds that the students at The American University have an unusually intelligent and vital interest in politics. He enjoys reading tomes on political science and light fiction. In moments of relaxation he works in his garden, " no straight rows or scientific methods, and lots of weeds. " Eugene N. Anderson, B.A., Ph.D. Professor oj European History Though he claims not to have traveled much in the United States, Dr. Eugene Anderson has thrice journeyed abroad for study in Ger- many and France. Dr. Anderson is very fond of German music and modern art. His most outstanding book is entitled TTie First Moroccan Crisis. He was honored by appointment as Chairman of the Program Committee of the National Historical Society of America. William Bultman Holton, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry It ' s difficult to catch Dr. Holton unawares for he always has a ready answer on the tip of his tongue — probably why lab is so much fun. Dr. Holton likes sports, for he takes an enthusiastic part in faculty volleyball games on campus and is fond of fishing. In the latter interest he is president of the Bethesda Isaak Walton League. Theodore Andersson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Romance Languages Swedish, Italian, Russian, French, Spanish, all languages are an absorbing field to Dr. Andersson. Dr. Andersson, a Yankee, received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. de- grees at Yale, where he remained as a teacher for ten years. Travel and study abroad, the theatre, tennis, reading and his twins are a few of Dr. Andersson ' s other interests. Glenn Francis Rouse, B.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor oj Physics Noted for his sense of humor which leads him to perform an occa- sional practical joke on his lab students, Dr. Glenn Francis Rouse applies his knowledge of physics to his home carpenter shop. He enjoys sports, taking an active part in the faculty volleyball games on campus, and in baseball games in the summer. Dr. Rouse and his family usuallv travel in Iowa during the summer. Edward William Engel, B.S., M.A., Ph. D. Associate Professor of Chemistry Edward William Engel, of Amsterdam, New York, one of our two eminent chemistry professors, graduated from Union College of New York, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton, where he spent three years as a teaching fellow. He is a member of Sigma Xi and the American Chemical Society. His favorite hobby is photography, and his favorite sports are golf, vollevball, and baseball. Lowell F. Huelster, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor cl Economics Wittv and versatile. Dr. Lowell Huelter is a brilliant economist, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and the Honorary Social Science Fra- ternitv, Pi Gamma Mu. An ardent devotee of " See America First " movement, he recentlv made several auto tours of America. Once a member of an itinerant minstrel show, Dr. Huelster ' s love of travel and talent for vaude- ville now find expression in home moving pictures. Merritt C. Bachelder, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor oj English Dr. Merritt C. Batchelder is an authority on 13th and 16th cen- tury English literature and its influences. His interest in things English extends even to his choice of a pet, for his bulldog, Timmie, is thoroughly English in both disposition and descent. For relaxation Dr. Batchelder likes to work in the gar- den of his new home and to " rough it. " Earl Aubrey Dennis, B.A., Ph.D. Assistani I Biology Dr f .irl A. Dennis ' diversion is hunting lizards for experimental purposes but aside from seeking the haunts of these reptiles, he en- joys tennis, concerts, and theatre. Extremely modest, Dr. Dennis finallv admitted that he has pub- lished scientific articles in Anatomical Record and Physical Zoology. On campus, Dr. Dennis is a member of the Student Faculty Committee, which he claims " seems to meet every twenty minutes. " Richard H. Bauer, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History Tall, quiet, a sparkling sense of humor, Dr Bauer is the champion tennis player of the faculty. He spends his time going to the symphonies and Town Hall, writ- ing books, — and drinking hot chocolates. He has published a life of Ludwig Windthorst, the greatest opponent of Bism arck; he is Secre- tary of the American Association of University Professors, and a mem- ber of the American Historv Association. c Robert See Sackett, B.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology As a relief from teaching students during the winter and experi- menting with white rabbits during vacation, Dr. Sackett enjoys golf, tennis, and swimming immensely. He has published articles in the Journal of General Psychology. A member of the American Psychology Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Chi Xi, and the National Honorary Psychology Fratermtv, Dr. Sackett is a " Y ' ale man " of a quiet manner. John W. McConnell, B.A., Ph.D. Assistani Professor of Economics ana Sociolog) The name American University comes easily to Mr. McConnell ' s hps for he taught at American University in Egypt for three years. He was also on the research staff of the Institute of Human Relations at Yale for four years, studying unemployment. Mr McConnell likes any sport but golf, and found opportunity to exercise this liking at a boys ' camp in New York last summer Cornelia M. Cotton, B.A., M.A. Instructor in Biology In addition to instructing students in biology, Miss Cotton — merely as a sideline — likes to keep house. Miss Cotton includes gar- dening and interior decorating under housekeeping; she extends her interests to planning parties for American University student organi- zations. Miss Cotton has attended several international congresses. Her hobb) , traveling, has taken her to Mexico, South America, and the West Indies. Donald Weeks, B.A., Ph.D. Instructor in English Long hours spent in art galleries, in reading rooms, at concerts, conversations on his diverse travels, an excellent library containing many rare editions, a galaxy of records, both symphony and swing — all place Dr. Weeks among connoisseurs of the fine arts. He is reputed to be a clever punster, a champion of student rights, and a hard marker. Paul Smith, B.A., M.A. Instructor in English Mr. Paul Smith was educated at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi social fraternitv, and also of Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary extra-curricular activities fraternity for men, on the American University campus; serves as faculty advisor for The Eagle. As a sideline, " Smittv " col- lects antiques and enjovs ice skating. James McLain, B.A. Instructor in Choral Music Besides his love for music and for Bach in particular, Mr. McLain is an art gallerv fanatic. In addition to teaching and directing the chorus here at A.U., he is organist and director of music in Hagerstown, Maryland. Mr. McLain also gives private music lessons and is himself a soloist of distinction. He admits enjoying chorus rehearsals. ■ Louis J. Cabrera, B.A., M.A. Instructor m Spanish and Italian Louis Jose Cabrera, professor of Spanish and Italian at The Ameri- can University, was born in Puerto Rico. Senor Cabrera believes that variety is the spice of life. In his spare time he writes and hikes. He likes music and dramatics. The pastime he enjoys most, however, is travel, especially on salt water. Nadia Zadolin Instructor in French Mademoiselle Zadolin, born in Russia, educated in Switzerland, and at present teaching French in America, has had many interesting experiences. Mademoiselle has taught at the Connecticut College for Women at New London, Connecticut, and at Gunston Hall in Washington, D.C. She says she has really enjoyed her first year at The American University. Her hobbies are folk-dancing and dramatics. John W. Crawford, B.A., M.A. Instructor in Speech For his own amusement, Mr. Crawford likes to draw. He also enjoys a good game of tennis. And all the antique shops are familiar to him, for much of his time is spent in the search of antiques and old coins. Mr. Crawford attended the Experimental College at the Univer- sity of Wisconsin for two years, followed by two years at North- western University. Richard Russel Hutcheson, B.S., M.A. Instructor in English and Speech Mr. Hutcheson is just completing his first year as a teacher at The American University. Previously he taught at Peabody College, Ten- nessee, and in Atlanta, Georgia. Speech is the phase of his work which most interests him, and his Speech Clinic has corrected speech faults of manv students. His home is in Pennsylvania, and there he has time to indulge his hobbv, dramatics. Brent D. Allinson, B.A., M.A. Teaching Fellow in Political Science A member of the Political Science department, naturally Dr. Allin- son takes great interest in world affairs and politics. Following this interest, he is at present chairman of the Washington Council of International Relations. Quite apart from his enthusiasm tor politics, he is fond of poetry, and has published a book of war poems entitled Youth an,) the Singing Shadows. Irma Zink, B.A., B.L.S. Lihrarian Versatile is the only term which can describe Miss Zink ' s varied interests. She is a connoisseur of cheese popcorn and Kirsten Flag- stad, of steak roasts and svmphomes. Reading occupies most of her time, as it is for her an avocation as well as a vocation. Miss Zink is a native of South Dakota, but her teaching experi- ences have taken her from high schools to Hawaii. Joseph Reed Routten, B.A., M.A. Teaching Fellow m Political Science When not teaching here, Mr. Joseph Routten spends most of his time at the graduate school where he is working on his doctor ' s degree. He is interested in newspaper work, and contributes a weekly column on international affairs, One Hundred Years Ago, to the Wash- ington Post. As a diversion from European governments and political science, Mr. Routten enjoys swimming. Louis Clair Hunter, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of History Little is seen of Dr. Hunter, for he does most of his teaching at the graduate school, and when on campus he may be found correcting exams in the library stack room. Dr. Hunter has contributed articles on history to several news- papers. In summer he likes to roam over the Green and White Mountain ranges in New England. Jessie Mary Ferguson, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D. ssociate Professor of Education Born in Ohio and an ardent admirer of her home state, Dr. Ferguson has obtained much of her teaching experience in Ohio schools. She has written several magazine articles on education and is co-author of Tli c Student ' s Guide to Efficient Study. For outside interests Dr. Fer- guson likes reading, music, flowers, motoring, birds, and handwork. She is a member of Phi Mu Epsilon and Pi Lambda Theta. Lois Miles Zucker, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin When Dr. Zucker is not teaching Latin, Greek, German, or Ancient History she is frequently found out of doors. Much of her time is spent in the garden of her home. She enjoys most the English poetrv of Keats and Shelley although she is enthusiastic about all literature and music. Her travels have taken her around the world — and back again. Ruberta M. Olds, Ph.B., M.A. Assistant Professor of Spanish Miss Old ' s career as a teacher of modern languages began during the four years she spent in Santiago, Chile, as a teacher in the govern- ment schools. At present her work keeps her from pursuing any hobby seriously, but if there were more time, music above everything else would claim her attention. Alton A. Lindsey, B.S., Ph.D. Instructor in Botany ana Chemistry Dr. Lindsey has done things we onlv dream about. He accom- panied Admiral Bvrd on his second Antarctic Expedition. For two summers he was a ranger naturalist in Mt. Rainier National Park. Washington. Several summers were spent searching for aquatic plants for the New York State Biological Survey. Dr. Lindsey received his B.S. at Allegheny College and his Ph.D. at Cornell. He was recently elected a member of the executive board or the American Polar Societv. Louis T. Merrill, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Instructor in History Journalism has long been one of Dr. Merrill ' s main activities, for not only did he write editorials for a newspaper in Milwaukee, but also he wrote articles for the Uiiitu) States ars on Congress. Dr. Merrill taught at Bard College for a number of years before coming to A.U. As an after-school recreation, he plays tennis. Clarence L. Hodge, B.Ed., M.A. Teaching I elicit in Political Scicnct Mr. Hodge has recently completed his doctor ' s thesis on theT.V.A., Tlu National Experimentation o Regionalism. From Carbondale, Illinois, he received his B.S. and M.A. degrees at the University of Illinois where he was a football letter man. Outside of classes, Mr. Hodge works at the Library oi Congress, and when time permits, he enjoys swimming, tennis, and football. -. ,..f . , 1 1 II 1 ■ ■ jWBHWW - . 4 J n ► P » ■ — M JWr r- . 3Ub f f T F ■■ l LnSB fef ' lr« » r T ih ■! " « a r ; ™ ' MWlWI—WIt ■IBHHHHMpiMWMHIBBMMi ■■■■■■■■■■■■MMBttMBMHBMBMMiiHBHBHB MMB INow to the departing seniors, and to the juniors who are just coming into their inheritance . . . O. Smith, Wright, Taylor, Jacobs CLASS OFFICERS President Olin Smith ViwPresiieni . . Kathryn Taylor . Mabel Wright . . Norman Jacobs Representatives Elizabeth Craig Charles Sixbey Lucile Maris Secretary . . Treasurer . . Student Couna The Class of 1938 i IELD DAY of Freshman year the Class of ' 38 defeated its Sophomore over- lords. Jane Getz was the first Freshman ever to debate on the varsity squad. Lew Frank became an assistant editor of The Eagle during this first year. In the December play, " Candida, ' ' two newcomers had leading roles. When grades came out, the Class of ' 38 had fourteen members on the honor roll — almost twice as many as any other class. The Freshman team was the only girls ' hockey team which did not meet defeat during the season; and Bee Craig made the all-D.C. hockey team. During the Sophomore year Thompson and Roberts carried on the dramatic tradition of the class, acting in " Is Life Worth Living? " Three members of the class were assistant editors on The Eagle, thirteen worked on The Aucola, Bernie Carroll proved to be the school ' s most popular musician, and Ruth Humphreys, social chairman, made a big success of the Sophomore dance. By the third year the promising sportsmen proved their mettle. Invaluable on the football squad were: Hanawalt, Applegate, Carlo, Hansborough, Win- slow, Dick, and Britton. Edwards, Harris, and Lee shone on the basketball court. Harris and Lee also were tennis stars. Members of the class directed many of the campus activities, heading nine organizations, including The Aucola and The Eagle; the editorship of The Eagle was given lor the first time to a Junior, Frank Diggs. The Class of ' 38 entered its Senior year with Olin Smith as president — his second year in this office; and Kathryn Taylor as vice-president — her fourth year in this position. Seniors continued to hold many important and responsible positions on campus. Lewis Frank, one of the outstanding members of his class, is sports editor of TIk- Eagle, columnist, champion ot the lootball men, and president of the Student Body . The men were victorious in the interclass touch football, volleyball, and basketball tournaments. Participating in dramatics were Thompson, Johnson, Christie, and Lee, who played the difficult part of Hamlet in the school ' s twelfth Shakespearian pro- duction. ■ THE CLASS OF MINETEEM THIRTY-EIGHT MARY AIKEN AT. 1IAK. III ' M Washington, D.C. History Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Eagle Staff, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 3; Associate Editor, 4); Aucola Staff, 3; Newsnotes Staff, 4 (Editor, 4); Brecky Club President, 2, 3; Student Handbook Editor, 3. THURSA M. BAKEY AXQ Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania Gcr Alpha Chi Omega (Historian, 4); Eagle Staff, 4; German Club, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. FRANKLIN W. BARTLE $EA Martinsville, New Jersey English Eagle Staff, 2, 3, 4; Aucola Staff, 3; Eyrie Staff, 3, 4; German Club, 1, 2; Anglican Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Presi- dent, A). MARY E. BATEMAN Seat Pleasant, Maryland History Debate, 2, 4; Speaker ' s Bureau, 4; Student Forum, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT FLORENCE SUE BIRDSEYE lll ' M Chevy Chase, Maryland Politic ! Science Class Honors, 1; Glee Club, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 2, 3, 4. FREDERICK BOYD Warren, Pennsylvania Poll hail Science Debate, 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3 (President, 3). LINDSAY B. BRANSON ATS Washington, D.C. Economics, History Lambda Tau Sigma (President, 4). THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT Dublin, Ireland MAEVE BRENNAN I M English Immaculata Seminary, 1, 2; Eagle Staff, 3, 4; Aucola Staff, 3. WILLIAM T. BRIGGS ATS McLean, Virginia Spanish Football, 1, 2 (Assistant Manager, 2); Boxing, 2 (Mana- ger 12). JOSEPH A. BRITTON A0 i , OAK Bristol, Pennsylvania Economics Student Council, 3, 4 (Student Comptroller, 3, 4) Eagle Staff, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4 Student Athletic Committee, 4; Football, 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball, 1; Track, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. MARY ELIZABETH BROADBENT Washington, D.C. Alpha Sigma Chi, 3. Engl i sli THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT JANE BROUGH A J San Antonio, Texas History, English Chorus, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. JOSEPH CARLO Antes Fort, Pennsylvania History Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 3); Commons Club (President, 3); Football, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Cap- tain, 2, 3); Track, 1, 2; Boxing, 1, 2, 3, 4. VIRGINIA CLARE CHRISTIE A Washington, D.C. Sociology Chorus, 3; Glee Club, 3; Intramural Sports, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRT Y-EI GhH fe MARGARET GENEVIEVE COAN AT Washington, D.C. English Eagle Staft, 1,2,3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2. MARIAN E. COEN IITM Washington, D.C. Social Science, Education Class Honors, 3; " A " Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3, 4. BARBARA JANE CONNINGHAM OKI I Honolulu, Hawaii English University of Hawaii, 1, 2; Duke University, 3; Intra- mural Sports, 3, 4; Pi Chi Omicron, 3. DAVID T. COPENHAFER Washington, D.C. Chemistry Class Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Honor Society. THE CLASS OF WHETHER THIRTY-EIGHT CLARENCE H. CORKRAN ATI- Washington, D.C. Politi Son Debate, 1; Aucola Staff, 1 ; Jester Club (President, 3); Football, 1,2; Track, 1, 2, 3. HELEN BLACKMORE COWLES I ' M East Orange, New Jersey Psychology Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramat, 2. ELIZABETH FAYE CRAIG t M Lansdowne, Pennsylvania English Eagle Staff, 2; Chorus, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4); Phi Mu (Secretary, 4); Interfrater- nity Council, 3 (Secretary, 3); Panhellenic Council, 3; Student Council, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4); " A " Club, 3, 4; Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Captain, 3, 4); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT PHYLLIS DAVIS Ar Washington, D.C. Psychology, Education Eagle Staff, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2; Panhellemc Coun- cil, 3; Student Christian Association, 1,2,3; " A " Club, 4; Intramural Sports, 2, 3, 4. FRANK DIGGS ATI, IIAK Linthicum Heights, Maryland Economics Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 1,2; Editor, 3; Associate Editor, 4); Aucola Staff, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2; Pi Delta Epsilon (President, 4); Student Christian Asso- ciation, 1, 2, 3, 4. FRANK P. DONOVAN, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania History Prize, 3. Speech BERNARD DOVE Washington, D.C. Economics German Club (President, 1); Student Athletic Commit- tee, 2, 3, 4 (Chairman, 3); Director of Sportscore and Sports Research, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT WALTER EDWARDS $SK, BBB Trenton, New Jersey Biology Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Football, 1; Bas- ketball, 1, 2, 3; Track, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. MARY MASON EVAUL I M, BBB Hagerstown, Maryland Biology, Religion Class Honors, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Phi Mu (First Vice-President, 3, 4); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. WILLIAM W. FOX ATS Salisbury, Maryland Psychology Dramat, 1, 2, 3, 4; Football, 1, 3; Lambda Tau Sigma (Corresponding Secretary, 2); Boxing, 2. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT LEWIS C. FRANK, JR. IIAE, OAK Detroit, Michigan Political Science, History President Student Body, 4; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assis- tant Editor, 1, 2); Sportscore Editor, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Publicity Director, 1, 2, 3; Jesters (President, 2). HERBERT FUCHS I 1K Washington, D.C. History, Ecc Class Honors, 1; Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Chorus, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3, 4; Phi Sigma Kappa (Treasurer, 3, 4); Foot- ball, 2 (Manager, 2); Basketball, 2; Track, 2. FRANCES MARIE GARRETT AT. HTM Washington, D.C. Education, History Class Honors, 1; Eagle Staff, 1,2,3; Delta Gamma (Cor- responding Secretary, 3; Vice-President, 4); Pi Gamma Mu (Vice-President, 4); Student Christian Association, 1, 2. JANE C. GETZ AXQ, AIT. 1IAK Tyrone, Pennsylvania Eiucat Lit in Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; College Honor Society; Alpha Chi Omega (Corresponding Secretary, 4); Brahmins, 3; Cap and Gown (President, 4); Delta Sigma Rho (President, 4); Debate, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Women ' s Manager, 4); Eagle Staff, 2, 3 (Associate Editor, 3 ) ; Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Asso- ciate Editor, 3); Speakers ' Bureau, 4; Women ' s House Government Association (President, 4). THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT DRUSILLA GOTTSHALL AT Washington, DC. History Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 2, 3; " A " Club, 2, 3. ELLA FULMORE HARLLEE Washington, D.C. Speech, Psychology Dramat, 4; Swagger Club, 1, 2; Alpha Sigma Chi, 3; Student Christian Association, 4. LEONARD CARLTON HARRIS h.|.. OAK Attleboro, Massachusetts History Brahmins (Secretary-Treasurer, 3, 4); Chorus, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 3, 4); Men ' s Quartet, 2, 3; Orchestra, 1 , 2; Band, 1, 2; Student Christian Asso- ciation, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 3, 4); Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Tennis, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT MILDRED M. HARRIS AXQ Washington, D.C. History Glee Club, 1; Alpha Chi Omega (Treasurer, 4); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Tennis, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. MARY LYMAN HAVENS •I ' M. IIAE Washington, D.C. End Eagle Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Associate Editor, 4); Aucola Staff, 3; Phi Mu (Second Vice-President, 4); Social Chairman of College, 4; Tennis, 2, 3. MARGARET PEYTON HAWORTH Wallingford, Pennsylvania Bioltfg) ' Earlham College, 1, 2; Glee Club, 4; International Rela- tions Club (Executive Committee, 4). DANIEL RICHARD HILD riAE Washington, D.C. Economics Pi Delta Epsilon (Treasurer, 4); Eagle Staff, 2, 3; Aucola Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Business Manager, 3); Chorus, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1,2,3,4 (Vice-President, 3,4); Student Ath- letic Committee (Chairman, 4); Anglican Club (Presi- dent, 3, 4); Head Cheer Leader, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT MARGARET CAROLINE HILL Cape Charles, Virginia Religion, Psychology Glee Club, 2, 3, 4; Oxford Fellowship (Secretary, 4). KATHERINE HOLMGREEN A San Antonio, Texas Philosophy, Religion Dramat, 1; Intramural Sports, 3; Student Christian Asso- ciation, 1,2,3, 4. HAZEL M. HORNER Wilmington, Delaware Student Christian Association, 3, 4. Reiki THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT EARL EMIL HUELSTER Oshkosh, Wisconsin English Oshkosh State Teachers ' College, 3; Chorus, 1,2,4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 4; Phi BetaZeta, 1, 2. EDNA RUTH HUMPHREYS ' I ' M Philadelphia, Pennsylvania English Phi Mu (President, 4); Class Secretary, 1; Class Social Chairman, 2, 3, 4; Student-Faculty Social Committee; French Club (Secretary, 3); Women ' s House Govern- ment Association (Treasurer, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; " A " Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4). KATHRYN BLANCHE INGBERG AT Garrett Park, Maryland History, Spanish Debate, 1, 2, 3, 4; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4; Aucola Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 3); Chorus, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club (President, 4); " A " Club, 1,2,3,4 (Presi- dent, 4); Eagle Hockey, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. NORMAN B. JACOBS, JR. Gaithersburg, Maryland Polidail Science University of Maryland, 1, 2; Class Treasurer, 4; Head Cheer Leader, 4; Intramural Sports, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT EUGENE I. JOHNSON Red Wing, Minnesota History Lingnan University, Canton, China, 3; Band, 1; Track, 1; Dramat, 1, 2, 4; Jesters (Secretary, 2); Eagle, 4; Student- Faculty Committee, 4; Speakers ' Bureau, 4. JOSEPHINE W. JOLLIFFE Louisa, Kentucky French Asbury College, 1, 2, 3; Aucola Staff, 4; Student Chris- tian Association, 4. HELENE J. KAUSE Washington, D.C. Biology Eagle Staff, 1,2,3; Chorus, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1,2, 3,4; Class Vice-President, 1; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; " A " Club, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4; Delta Gamma, 1 , 2, 3. Till CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT Washington, D.C. CAROL LAISE •I ' M, 1 1 I ' M Pdllllull Sililllt Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; College Honor Society; Cap and Gown; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Editor, 4); Glee Club, 1; Class Secretary, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; " A " Club (Vice-President, 3); Eagle Hockey, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. SHERMAN EMERY LEE III ' M Detroit, Michigan History Class Honors, 1, 3; Pi Gamma Mu (President, 4); Dra- mat, 3, 4; Westerner Club (President, 3); Student Ath- letic Committee, 4; Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Tennis, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3; Brahmins, 3, 4. ROBERT A. J. LIVINGSTON A04 Arlington, Virginia History, Economics Student Council, 1 ; Student-Faculty Social Committee, 4; Aucola Staff, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3,4 (Secretary, 3); Stu- dent Christian Association, 2, 3, 4; Track, 3, 4; Intra- mural Sports, 3, 4; Eagle Staff, 4; Cheer Leader, 3, 4. BARBARA LOOMIS Washington, DC. French Glee Club, 3, 4; Spanish Club (Vice-President, 4); Spanish Operetta, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT JOHN McNEELY Washington, D.C. History Class Honors, 1. LUCILE ELIZABETH MARIS AT Arlington, Virginia Education Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Cap and Gown (Secretary Treas- urer, 4); Student Council, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4); Band, 2, 3; " A " Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4; College Honor Society. JOSEPH FRANCIS MASI IIAK Ari ington, Virginia Chemistry Class Honors, 1, 2; Pi Delta Epsilon (Secretary, 3; Vice- President, 4); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 4); Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Associate Editor, 3); Student Athletic Committee, 2, 3; Tennis (Manager, 1, 2). ; «► r» h, dSmk ft V L ],m ' SK «8»t.; 4 atf ' THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT WALTON M. MAY AM I Washington, D.C. Chemistry Class Honors, 1, 3; Alpha Theta Phi (Corresponding Secretary, 2, 4); Tennis, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. CARL C. MUELLER Margate City, New Jersey Chemistry Class Honors, 3; Dramat, 4; Glee Club, 1, 4; Student Christian Association, 2. ISABELLE NOBLE a i , nrM New York, New York Economics A lpha Phi (President, 4); Class Honors, 3; Eagle Staff, 2; Swagger Club (Treasurer, 2). ARTHUR NYLEN Arc Washington, D.C. Economics University of Georgia, 1; Basketball, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 2, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT LUCILE OLMSTED AXQ Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Speech, Psychology Debate, 1; Chorus, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secre- tary, 4); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4. MILDRED ELIZABETH PADDOCK A 1 . IIAE Washington, D.C. Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3; Aucola Staff, 3; Alpha Sigma Chi (Corresponding Secretary, 3); Intramural Sports, 1, 2. EVERETT NEWMAN PALMER 1 1 AT. Arlington, Virginia English Eagle Staff, 2, 3, 4 (Associate Editor, 4); Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Associate Editor, 3); Chorus, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Westerner Club (President, 2); Football, 1,2; Basketball, 3, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. Till CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT RUTH ELOISE PETIT AT Minneapolis, Minnesota History University of Minnesota, 3; Chorus, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2; Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1 , 2. BETTY REED A Washington, DC. Alpha Phi (Social Chairman, 3). ROWLAND ROBERTS IIAE Washington, D.C. Philosophy, Eiigh-slt Class Honors, 1; Dramat, 1,2; Eagle Staff, 1,2,3 (Asso- ciate Editor, 3); Aucola Staff, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 1; Glee Club, 1, 2; Band, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Student Director, 2, 3; Manager, 3, 4; Acting Director, 4); Orchestra, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Student Director, 2, 3; Manager, 3, 4; Assistant Direc- tor, 4). JL w WESLEY B. SARLES A0 I Norwood, Ohio Political Science Rutgers University, 1; Debate, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 2; Tennis, 2, 3; Intra- mural Sports, 2, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT PAULINE SCHLOESSER A. , IIKA Fredonia, Kansas Ecc Kansas State College, 1, 2; Eagle Staff, 3; Debate, 3, 4 ' Chairman Open Forum, 4; Student-Faculty Committee. ALBERT T. SHAW A0 I Denver, Colorado Economics Eagle Staff, 2, 3, 4; Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Chorus, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Football, 1; Basketball, 1, 3 (Manager, 1); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. FRED LATHAM SILBERSBERG BBB Washington, D.C. German, Biology Student Christian Association, 1; Track, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1,2. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT CHARLES A. SIXBEY AG , IIAK Mayville, New York Physics Student Council (Vice-President, 4); Interfraternity Council (President, 4); Eagle Staff, 3, 4 (Associate Edi- tor, 4); Chorus, 2, 3, 4 (Manager, 3, 4); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Manager, 3, 4); Band, 1, 4; Orchestra, 1; Alpha Theta Phi (Secretary, 3; President, 4); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 1 , 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. ht OLIN SMITH A0 , OAK Chevy Chase, Maryland Chemistry Omicron Delta Kappa (President, 4); Student Council, 3; Student-Faculty Social Committee, 3; Student Athletic Committee, 3; Interfraternity Council, 3; Alpha Theta Phi (Vice-President, 3); Class President, 1, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Basketball, 1; Track, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. ROBERT T. STEVENSON BBB Washington, DC. iiolotn Class Honors, 3; Beta Beta Beta (President, 3, 4); Track, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 2, 3. JOHN STRUBLE ATS Nutley, New Jersey History, Government Interfraternity Council (Vice-President, 4); Lambda Tau Sigma (President, 4); Football, 2, 3, 4; Boxing, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 2, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT MILDRED L. TABB BBB Washington, D.C. Biology Glee Club, 1, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; " A " Club, 3, 4; Women ' s Ping-Pong Championship, 2, 3. KATHRYN TAYLOR AT, 15151!. 11AK Washington, D.C. Biology Class Honors, 1; Cap and Gown; Beta Beta Beta (Vice- President, 4); Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Circulation Mana- ger, 2, 3; Business Manager, 4); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Pan- hellenic Council (President, 4); Class Vice-President, 1 , 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1,2,3; " A " Club, 3, 4 ( Treasurer, 4). ELAINE TENNY Garrett Park, Maryland English Michigan State, 3; Class Honors, 2; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 4; Aucola Staff, 1, 2; German Club (President, 1); Intra- mural Sports, 1, 2. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT « » Fwi WILLIAM W. THOMPSON York, Pennsylvania -Vlitiui! Science Phi Sigma Kappa (Vice-President, 3; President, 4); Stu- dent Council, 2; Class President, 3; Dramat, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4); Chairman Freshman Rules Committee, 1; Glee Club, 4; Chorus, 4; Interfraternity Council, 4; Stu- dent Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural -Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. CHARLES L. TURNER OEII Washington, DC. Ecehsli George Washington, 1; Yale, 2, 3; Dramat, 4; Eagle Staff, 4. JAMES WALDO A0 J Washington, D.C. Political Science Dramat, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Track, 2; Brecky Club (Treasurer, 3). GRENFELL WARNER Washington, D.C. History, Economics Albany Collegiate Center, 1. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT RALPH HENRY WINSLOW Chicago, Illinois Economics, History Phi Sigma Kappa (Vice-President, 3); Student Council, 2; Student Athletic Committee, 2; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Football, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, 2; Intramural Sports, 1,2, 3. RAYMOND FITZHUGH WRENN IIAK. OAK Herndon, Virginia Eiyh.sli Pi Delta Epsilon (Treasurer, 3); Class Honors, 1; Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 2; Associate Editor, 3); Aucola Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Editor, 2; Editor, 3); Eyrie Staff, 4; German Club (President, 3). MABEL ELEANOR WRIGHT AXLJ. HI ' M W-WIING ION, D.C. Economics Cap and Gown, 4; Eagle Staff, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Secretary, 4; Alpha Chi Omega (President, 4); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 3); " A " Club, 4; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT FRANCES WILLIAMS at, nnu Arlington, Virginia Economics, History Eagle Staff, 1, 4; Delta Gamma (Treasurer, 3, 4); " A " Club, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4. BERNICE WYMAN AT Washington, D.C. History Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3, 4; " A " Club, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Delta Gamma (Corresponding Secretary, 4). FLORENCE VINCENT YEAGER Washington, D.C. History, Education Newsnotes (Associate Editor, 4); Speakers ' Bureau, 4; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Chris- tian Association, 1, 2, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT MURRAY BOGEN Washington, D.C. History ROBERT COCHRAN Washington, D.C. History MARJORIE DUNHAM Bradford, Pennsylvania Marjone Webster, 1, 2. Educati WILLIAM GRAY Washington, D.C. Economics Glee Club, 1, 2; International Relations Club, 1, 2; French Club, 1,2. EDGAR HANAWALT Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Ecc MARY LATHROP Washington, D.C. Art MRS. EVALYN McATIE Washington, D.C. English MARSHALL SANDERS WlLLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA Pi ' lltlull StUIki Dickinson Seminary, 1; Lingnan University, Canton, China, 2; Chorus, 3; Glee Club, 3. DOUGLAS STEPHENSON Washington, D.C. History Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, 1, 2 ' Assistant Manager, 1,2). CLASS OFFICERS Connelly, Dickey, Goff, Meloy President . . VicrPruiiatt Secretary . . Treasurer . . . Frank Meloy Virginia Goff Catherine Dickey Richard Connelly Student Council Representatives Dorothy Loftis Charles Stewart Samuel Keker The Class of 1939 1RUE to tradition, the Juniors have given the Senior Class some close com- petition in extra-curricular activities. Taking places on the Student Council this year were Charlie Stewart, Dorothy Loftis, and Sam Keker. Sammy like- wise was elected to the regional executive council at the N.S.F.A. Conference this winter. The publications staffs listed Nellie Strong as editor of The Eyrie and James Donald Pettus as business manager of The Aucola with fourteen Juniors assist- ing on the staffs of these three publications. Debate, this year, claimed Walter Bastian, Donald Creech, Norman Leon- ard, Charles Stewart, Eleanor Belden, and Mary Louise Klaas. Prominent in Dramat were Catherine Knockey, Dorothy Loftis, Nellie Strong, Eliza God- dard, Sam Keker, Kimber Shoop, and Lansing Hall. Athletic interests are mainly football and track, it would seem. Football claimed Emerson Bartlett, Sammy Maize, Hal Toner, Kimber Sfioop, and Pete Sitnik — with Sammy Maize being awarded the " most valuable player " cup by the Washington Touchdown Club. Bartlett played basketball also, and participated in track along withjim Applegate, Gus Hertz, and Glenn Sweigart. The Chorus ranks were swelled by Dorothy Loftis, Virginia Omo, Muriel Bain, Victor Purse, Donald Creech, Nellie Strong. Dormitory house governments saw Hal Toner as president of Ham House, with Emerson Bartlett assisting on House Council. Constance Cooley, Eleanor Belden, and Charlotte Wells took an active part on House Council for W.R.H. The Junior Prom, at the Washington Hotel, April 22nd, was an outstanding social event of the season, closely followed by the " Sweetheart Serenade " on February 12th. Other positions of miscellaneous type included Kimber Shoop in the Stu- dent-Faculty Athletic Committee, Dick Callahan in the newly organized Stu- dent-Faculty Adjustment Committee, and Wilbur Parker as Student Comp- troller. As Freshmen we obeyed; as Sophomores we commanded; as Juniors we worked; as Seniors — who knows? •THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE ELIZABETH ACTON Salem, New Jersey Chemistry Wellesley College, 1, 2; Archery, 3. JAMES APPLEGATE - I BBB Washington, D.C. Biology Orchestra, 3; Band, 3; Football, 1, 2; Track, 1, 2, 3; Boxing, 1. CLAIRE AUBRY AXQ Washington, D.C. French, Education Eagle Staff, 1,2; Aucola Staff, 1; French Club, 1, 2. 3 (Vice-President, 3); Alpha Chi Omega (Chap- lain, 3). MURIEL BAIN AT Mountain Lakes, New Jersey History Eagle Staff, 1, 2; Chorus, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1,2,3; Class Vice-President, 1; Student Christian Asso- ciation, 1,2,3. MARY BANKS Washington, D.C. History University of London, 3; Student Christian Asso- ciation, 1,2,3. WALTER BASTIAN J EA, OAK Washington, D.C. English Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Class President, 2; Debate, 2, 3; Phi Epsilon Alpha (President, 2,3). HELEN BEAL Washington, D.C. Mav Fete, 1; Dance Concert, 2, 3. Chemistry ELEANOR BELDEN A4 Mountain Lakes, New Jersey Speech Debate, 2, 3; Glee Club, 2, 3; Dance Symposium, 1, 2; Mav Fete, 1, 2; House Council, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE LEON BICK ur.M W shiv. ion, D.C. I listory Class Honors, 1. 2, 3, Debate, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2. JOSEPHINE BRASHEARS A Washington, D.C. History Alpha Phi (Corresponding Seeretarv, 3); Intra- mural Sports, 1, 2, 3; May Fete, 1.2. KATHERINE BIGGS Washington, D.C. History Eyrie Staff, 2, 3; Newsnotes Staff, 3; Glee Club, 1 , 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 3; Intra- mural Sports, 2, 3. MILDRED BISHOP Washington, D.C. Student Christian Association, 1. Rel IglOH RICHARD BROWN •M- ' .A Washington, D.C. Tennis, 1,2,3. HELEN BRUNDAGE Alfred, New York History Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3; Eagle Hockev (Sports Class Leader, 2). J. HAROLD BOUDMAN SK, IIPM I li i hi ii i.e, Pennsylvania Economics Football, 1; Intramural Sports, 2, 3. RUTH EVELYN BUTRICK Washington, D.C. History Class Honors, 2; Eagle Staff. 1. 2; Aucola Staff, 2; Student Christian Association, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-KIKE RICHARD E. CALLAHAN IIAK Homestead, Pennsylvania English, Political Science Grove City College, 1; Pi Delta Epsilon (Secre- tary, 3); Eagle Staff, 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 3); Aucola Staff, 2, 3 (Assistant Editor, 2); Dramat, 2, 3; Student-Faculty Investigating Committee, 3. HARRIETTE CHRISTIE 4 M, BBB Washington, D.C. Biology Class Honors, 1; Glee Club, 1; Class Vice-Presi- dent, 2. J, RICHARD CONNELLY Detroit, Michigan Political Science Class Treasurer, 3; Dramat, 1, 2; Eagle Staff, 1, 2; Eyrie Staff (Business Manager, 3); Cheer Leader, 1,2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2; N.S.F.A. Dele- gate, 3; Phi Sigma Kappa (Treasurer, 3). CONSTANCE F. COOLEY A l New York, New York Spanish Class Honors, 2; Alpha Phi (Recording Secretary, 3); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3; House Council (Secretary, 3). DONALD CREECH J EA Washington, D.C. Classics Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Debate, 2, 3 (Assistant Manager, 2; Manager, 3); Chorus, 2, 3 (Accom- panist, 3); Glee Club (Accompanist, 2, 3); Ac- companist Women ' s Glee Club, 3; Phi Epsilon Alpha (Secretarv, 2, 3); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. WILLIAM B. A. CULP Gold Hill, North Carolina Pie i Her Junior College, 1, 2. History MARGERY DAVIS A ' I Washington, D.C. German Student Council, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. CATHERINE DICKEY AT Arlington, Virginia Economics Eagle Staff, 1; Glee Club, 1,2, 3; Class Secretary, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE fh C f EDWARD DICKINSON Enfield Massachusetts Political Science EDWARD E. DIETZ Washington, DC. German, History Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3; Track, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. JEAN EVANS OKI I Washington, D.C. English Eagle Staff, 2,3; Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Student Chris- tian Association, 3; Mav Fete, 2, 3. JUSTINE FAIRBANKS Washington, D.C. Political Scienct Glee Club, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 2, 3. WESLEY S. DODGE Wn i iamsport, Pennsylvania Politual Scienci Williamsport Dickinson Junior College, 1, 2; Foot- ball, 3. ELIZABETH ELLISON Washington, D.C. Social Sciences Student Christian Association, 3. LEMUEL ANDERSON FRASER ■I ' KA. BBB Washington, D.C. Biology C lass Honors, 1, 2, 3; Phi Epsilon Alpha (Treas- urer, 2); Beta Beta Beta (Treasurer, 3). ELIZA GODDARD A Washington, D.C. Art, English Class Honors, 1; Aucola Staff (Art Editor, 2); I yrie Staff, 2, 3, Dramat, I, 2, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN. THIRTY-HIKE VIRGINIA LOWELL GOFF L Chevy Chase, Maryland English Class Honors, 1; Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Alpha Chi Omega (Rush Chairman, 3); Class Vice-President, 3, Panhellenic Council, 3, Mav Fete, 2. MARIAN GORDON BBB Washington, D.C. Biology LANSING HALL A Washington, D.C. English Class Honors, 1, 2; Dramat. 1, 3; A.U. Representa- tive to Dance Society of Washington; Alpha Chi (Social Chairman, 2). RUTH HAWKS Milwaukee, Wisconsin Gunston Hall, 1 , 2. Psychology GUSTAV HERTZ EA West Falls Church, Virginia History Eagle Stan, 1,2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1; Track, 1, 2, 3; Boxing, 1 , 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1. 2, 3. FRED M. HORTON Washington, D.C. English Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Track, 2, 3; Boxing, 2, 3. HOWARD HUDSON A0 Washington, D.C. Economics Class Treasurer, 1; Basketball, 1,2; Tennis, 1,2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. DAVID HUGHES EA Washington, D.C. English THE CLASS OF NINE TEEM THIR TV-NINE MARIAN W. JOHNSON AXQ, BBB Washington, D.C. Biology Class Honors, 1; Eagle Staff, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2; Orchestra, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2. SAMUEL KEKER I XK. IH ' M, OAK Detroit, Michigan Political Scie nce Student Council, 3; N.S.F.A. Delegate, 3; Eagle Staff, 1, 2; Dramat, 1, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3); Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. MARY LOUISE KLAAS AXQ, BBB Bethesda. Maryland Biology Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3; Aucola Staff, 1, 2, 3 (Asso- ciate Editor, 3); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 1 CATHERINE KNOCKEY AXQ vshington, D.C. Mathematics, I iucatim Class Honors, 1,2; Dramat, 1, 2, 3 (Secretan ! I Aucola Staff, 3; Alpha Chi Omega (Vice-President, 3); Omicron Epsilon Pi (Reader, 2); May Fete, 1, 2, NORMA E, LAMBKE AXQ Buffalo, New York German Student Christian Association, 1,2, 3. CLARA LANGMACK Washington, D.C. Education University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Niels Bukh College, Denmark, 1; Marjone Webster, 2. NORMAN H. LEONARD, JR. 1 1 I ' M Trappe, Marvi wn Political Science Debate, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 3). JEAN LINES ■I ' M Summit, New |i km i Sociology Morns Junior College, 1, 2; Intramural Sports, 3. THE CLASS Ol NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE h i . • ■ DOROTHY LOFTIS AT Silver Spring, Maryland Psychology, Education Glee Club, 1,2,3; Chorus, 1,2,3; Student Chris- tian Association, 1, 2, 3; Class Secretary, 2; Student Council, 3; Delta Gamma (Recording Secretary, 3); Dance Concert, 2; Intramural Sports, 2, 3. GERALD MacKELLAR Ashland, Ohio History Band, 1, 2, 3; Orchestra, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2; Basketball, 1; Track, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3 SAMUEL MAIZE Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania Economics, History Football, 1, 2, 3. MARY MATHEWS Chevy Chase, Maryland Economics Band, 2, 3; Orchestra, 2. FRANK MELOY EA Chevy Chase, Maryland English Class Honors, 2; Class President, 3; Phi Epsilon Alpha (Vice-President, 2, 3). SUZANNE MOORE BBB Washington, DC. Biology Southwestern Louisiana Institute, 1, 2. MARY ELIZABETH MORSE AT. OKI I Lakewood. Ohio German, English Class Honors, 1, 2; Student Council, 2; Eagle Staff, 3; Omicron Epsilon Pi (President, 2, 3); German Club (President, 3). VIRGINIA OMO ■I ' M. BBB Washington, D.C. Biology Eagle Staff, 2, 3 (Society Editor, 3); Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Dramat, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Panhellemc Council, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3; Mav Fete, 1. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE «f -a .itr J HELEN VIRGINIA PALMER AT Arlington, Virginia Political Science Eagle Staff, 1, 2, 3; Aucola Staff, 2; Chorus, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Orchestra, 1; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. WILBUR PARKER t EA Cumberland, Maryland Mathematics Chorus, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1,2,3; Student Comp- troller, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3. GABE GEORGE PAWLUSH Oi ithant, Pennsylvania American History, Political Science Eagle Staff, 2; Chorus, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3 (Manager, 3). JAMES DONALD PETTUS EA Chivy Chase, Maryland Economics Aucola Staff (Business Manager, 3); Phi Epsilon Alpha (Treasurer, 2); Interfraternity Council (Sec- retary, 3); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. JEAN PLILER Washington, D.C. English Class Honors, 2; Student Christian Association, 1; May Fete, 1. FRANCES HARRIET RICE Arlington, Virginia Biology Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Pi Chi Omicron, 2. JEAN SARTWELL OEn Washington, D.C. English Eagle Staff, 1; Aucola Staff, 1; Omicron Epsilon Pi (Secretary, 3). BETTY ANN SEWELL AXQ Temple, Georgia English West Georgia College, 1, 2; Chorus, 3; Glee Club, 3; Student Christian Association, 3. THE CLASS 01 XI XL Til T II I R T V - , I N[E k4»ifc JOSEPHINE SHEPHERD AT Lyndhurst, New Jersey Barnard College, 1, 2; Eagle Staff, 3. History KIMBER SHOOP 4 ZK, 1 1 I ' M Shamokin, Pennsylvania History Dramat. 2, 3, Freshman Rules Committee, 2; Per- suasive Speech Winner 2; Chairman Smoking Rules Committee. 2, 3; Prom Chairman, 3; Social Com- mittee, 3; Football, 1, 2, 3; Track, 1, 2; Intra- mural Sports, 1,2,3. ELIZABETH SMITH Washington, D.C. Sociology Aucola Staff, 2; Glee Club, 1. 3; Phi Mu (Regis- trar, 3 ). RUTH E. SMITH AXQ Arlington, Virginia English Class Honors, 1 , 2; Eagle Staff, 2; Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2. CAROLYN SORENSON AT ASHINGTON, D.C. English IRVING ASA SPALDING, JR. Scranton, Pennsylvania English Scranton-Keystone Junior College, 1,2; Eagle Staff, 3; Aucola Staff, 3; Student Christian Association, 3. FRANCIS ASBURY SPRINGER, JR. Charlotte, North Carolina Biology |OHN H. STEPHENSON ATI Washington, D.C. Political Scicn« THE CLASS OF NJN.ETEEN. THIRTY-NINE CHARLES W. STEWART A0 , nrM, OAK Washington, D.C. Economics, History Class Honors, 1, 2; Student Council, 2, 3; Debate, 1, 2, 3; N.S.F.A. Delegate, 2; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. NELLIE SOLANGE STRONG Ail ' , IIAK, OK.II Washington, D.C- Classics Class Honors, 1, 2. 3; English Prize, 1; Facultv Prize, 2, Third Prize A.A.U.W. Poetry Contest, 3; Eyrie Staff, 2, 3 (Associate Editor, 2; Editor, 3); Aucola Staff, 3; Dramat, 1,2,3; Chorus, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2. 3; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 1, 2, 3 (Vice- President, 2 ), GLENN SWEIGART Ai-W. Washington, D.C. Biology Chorus, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Quartet. I 2, 3; Track, 1 , 2, 3. CARL TAYLOR AH ' I kSHiNGTON, D.C. Economics Student Christian Association, 1,2,3; Student Ath- letic Committee, 3; Basketball, 2, 3; Tennis, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3; Alpha Theta Phi (Rit- ual Officer, 3). HAROLD E. TONER Warren, Pennsylvania Physics, Mathematics Aucola Staff, 3; President Hamilton House Associa- tion. 3; Food Committee, 3; Arbor Dav Chairman, 2; Football, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, 1,2. ' CARROLL VIGEANT A XL! Washington, D. C. English Class Honors, 2; Aucola Staff, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Alpha Chi Omega (Lyre Editor, 3). JACK WALTHER ATS Washington, D.C. Economics Lambda Tau Sigma (Vice-President, Treasurer, 3); Intramural Sports, 3. CHARLOTTE WELLS A ! Baltimore, Maryland History Alpha Sigma Chi (Vice-President, 2); Alpha Phi (Vice-President, 3); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. THE CLASS OF NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE ADELE WHITE BBB Cabin John, Maryland Biology Beta Beta Beta (Secretary, 3); Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3. BETSY WINTER OEn Washington, D.C. English Eagle Staff, 3 (Columnist, 3); Eyrie Staff, 3 (Po- etry Editor, 3); Omicron Epsilon Pi (Vice-Pres- ldent-Treasurer, 3); National Symphony Orchestra Fund Chairman, 1, 2, 3. CHARLES WOOD Bethesda, Maryland Track, 2. History MARGUERITE WOODBERRY I M Washington, D.C. Chemistry Dramat, 1, 2; Aucola Staff, 2; Phi Mu (Assistant Treasurer, 3); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3. HARRY AMTOWER Cumberland, Maryland History WILLIAM EMERSON BARTLETT A -xi . 11 I ' M Warren, Pennsylvania Economics GEORGE BENTLEY Washington, D.C. Psychology ANNE CHERRINGTON AT Washington, D.C. Political Science HILDA COMER Washington, D.C. History MERRITT HARDING TuNKHANNOCK, PENNSYLVANIA Political Science, Economics THE CLASS OF NINETEEN. THIRTY-NINE MERVIN HARRIS Washington, D.C. Economics VIVIAN LANGEWISCH Petersburg, Virginia Lati MELVILLE MOFFITT Washington, D.C. Art PAUL ORSHAK 4 £K Edwardsville, Pennsylvania Science PETER SITNIK ATS Hicksville, New York History BERT SWEIGART A0 Washington, D.C. Economics EDNA THOMAS IIB I Washington, D.C. Economics ROBERT THOMPSON Salt Lake City, Utah History MARGARET THORNTON Washington, D.C. Modern Languages OFFICERS President William Hitterly ice-President Dorothy Smith v Ruth Dewey Treasurer Jack Gendron r , i n Helen Miller student Council Representatives . I KER IMER Hutterly, Dewey, D. Smith, Gendron Sophomore Class History J.RADITIOXAL rivalry between Frosh and Sophs, including the regular series of sidewalk decorations, sit-down strikes, and Hell Xight, all promptly and effectively subdued by Dud Rogers and his rules committee, commenced the class year. Activities were continued at Christmas time, when the group provided clothes, food, and money for a needy family. As its social contribution to the college calendar, the class produced some- thing novel in dances, a Barnvard Swing, with guests dancing in gingham and overalls amid an informal atmosphere ot slides and bay. Outstanding in publications this yeai were Sophomores Helen Miller as associate editor and Arthur Lawson as advertising manager of The Alcola, with Bervl Reed and Frances Brewster on the staff, and Charles Laughton up- holding his position as assistant editor of The Eagle. Ruth Shener was associate editor of T ewsnotes and Frances Brewster was a member of the staff. ith Jack Gendron and Douglas Parmentier plaving leads in both Dramat productions, Dud Rogers and George Brown holding their own in varsity foot- ball and basketball, the Sophs can certainly claim a large part in extra-cur- ricular life. 1940 I The Class of 1941 The Class of 1941 OFFICERS President Gordon Haines Vice-President Mary Louise Johns Secretary Margaret Marsh Treasurer Pierce Raynor Student Council Representative . Hamilton Geyvehr Johns, Haines, Marsh WlTH the " Big Apple " and the " Merry-go-round Broke Down, " with boys " sounding off " and girls with no " makeup, " for four weeks the Freshman Class was subjected to the Sophomore regime with Dud Rogers as a dictator and Hewitt and Brown as his able advisers. Making a fight for freedom, the Fresh- men staged a quick revolt, and fought their way from Hurst Hall to the library. But the real democracy did not come until the burial of the green tags, follow- ing which the Freshmen proved their true merit by entering whole-heartedly into college activities. Football players were John Jablonsky, John Bower, Hugo Schulze, Bob Hall, and Irwin Krasnoff. The basketball team had such men as Ernest Webb, Hamil- ton Gewehr, John Bower, George Riffenbary, and Hugo Schulze. Hugo espe- ciallv distinguished himself by making the city all-college team. The publications are also well represented by Freshmen. Writing for The Eagle are Kendall Angus, Addison Clay, Frances Cruikshank, Mary Curry, Gor- don Haines, Mary Hudson, Bill McClure, Pearce Raynor, and Sarah Anne Rapp. Distribution manager for The Eyrie is Mildred Palmer. On the staff of The Aucola are Adelaide Bushong, Sarah Anne Rapp, Edward Fowler, and Mary Hudson. Dramatic members of the class are Virginia Hubbs and Charles Davidson, who both took part in the play " Getting Married. " There were two big social events of the year. The dance in April was a marvel of rhythm and swing. And the Freshmen should be particularly proud of its party which it gave in February for the new Freshmen entering college. Such a welcome has never before been given to the new students, and it is hoped that it will become one of the traditions of the college. vucola now takes you to the campus activities m their own environment . . . Frank, ' 38 E. Craig, ' 38 Mans, ' 38 Sixbey, ' 38 Stewart, ' 39 Keker, ' 39 Loftis, ' 39 Britton, ' 38 Gewehr, ' 41 H. Miller, ' 40 Winter ' 40 Parker, ' 39 Student Council OFFICERS President Lewis Frank ViwPresi tnt Charles Sixbey Secretary Elizabeth Craig Treasurer Joseph Britton (first semester) Wilbur Parker (second semester) iHIS year ' s Student Council activities have centered about reorganization of student affairs in their relation to the faculty and their status on campus. A Student-Faculty Committee was set up to act as a medium thr ough which conflicts and complaints of both faculty and students might be settled. This committee was composed of Dr. Bauer, chairman; Dr. Zucker, and Dr. Dennis, of the faculty; and Pauline Schloesser, Richard Callahan, and Gene Johnson, representing the Student Body. Nfwsnotes, A.U. ' s first news sheet, was a result of President Frank ' s plan to coordinate and combine the methods of making announcements to the student body. Mary Aiken served as editor with Ruth Sherier and Florence Yeager as assistants. This year ' s Student Assembly pro- grams have been notable features with many speakers of prominence addressing the students on subjects including birth control, C.I.O., and neutrality. A project for establishing a Student Union on campus for " get-togethers " during leisure moments was backed by the Student Council. To Bill Thomp- son goes the credit for getting things started. ALLOT CASTING Holier, Jensen George Brown and Chairman of Arbor Day 1938 Carol Laise The Eagle UNDER the direction of Carol Laise, the second woman editor, The Eagle in its thir- teenth year of publications has pursued and developed the policy inaugurated last year of publishing large-sized issues. The rather unusual circumstances of having a woman editor was further heightened by the fact that the business end of the news- paper was also handled by a feminine manager— -Kathryn Taylor. The attempt has been to improve the quality of the articles rather than to innovate. Yet, a place was found for such new features as Betsy Winter ' s " Americana, ' ' a culture column, Gene Johnson ' s " Pertinent Politics, ' ' a com- mentary on current affairs, and a sports column, " Spotlighting the Sports, " to replace Lew Frank ' s " Tidbits, " which moved to the editorial page as the student government organ. Choice contributions were received in the form of guest editorials from prominent Washingtonians, and a spicy column from Alumnus Eddie Hopper. Due to the daily appearance of Newsnotes, the emphasis, of necessity, has been shifted to feature material. This grow- ing inability of a bi-weekly Eagle to perform its true function as a newspaper has led to a consideration of reorganization, the results of which may establish a new publication set- up at The American University. Kathryn Taylor K % EDITORIAL BOARD Editor Carol Laise C HARLES J5IXBEY Associate Editors Mary Aiken Frank Diggs Mary Havens Charles Laughton Assistant Editors Mildred Paddock Richard Callahan Everett Palmer Joe Masi Staff Kendall Angus, Thursa Bakey, Mariana Brumbaugh, Adelaide Bushong, Betsey Clark, Addison Clay, Frances C ruikshank, Mary Curry, Margery Davis, Edward Dietz, Jean Evans, Gustav Hertz, Gordon Haines, Mary Hudson, Kathenne Ingherg, Mary Klaas, Bill McClure, Helen Miller, Betty Morse, Pearce Raynor, Sarah Ann Rapp, Pauline Schloesser, Albert Shaw, Jo Shepherd, Dorothy Smith, Irving Spalding, Elaine Tenny, Mabel Wright. BUSINESS BOARD Manager Kathryn Taylor Circulation Helen Palmer Accountant Frances Williams 1938 Aucola THE AUCOLA, annual publica- tion of the student body, is an all-college project, published by a Governing Board under the direc- tion of the Student Council. This board chooses the editor and busi- ness manager each year. The board also determines the financial policy, requiring that the budget be bal- anced each year. This organization is designed to keep The Aucola a permanent organization with ex- perienced people working on it. The editor and business manager are Juniors during the year they serve, but the other members of the staff may be drawn from any class in the college. The Governing Board consists of the present editor, present business manager, past editor, past business manager, faculty ad- viser, faculty auditor, and student president. Donald Pettus STAFF Business Manager James Donald Pettus Editorial Commission Raymond F. Wrenn, Jane Getz, Solange Strong, Helen Miller Frailty Adviser Prof. Will Hutchins Faculty Auditor Dr. Lowell F. Huelster Advisory Business Manager Daniel Hild Associate Editors . . Mary Louise Klaas, Douglas Parmentier, Helen Miller Assistant Editor Catherine Knockey Staff Members Ruth Smith, Fred Horton, Jean Evans, Virginia Omo, Dorothy Smith, Josephine Shepherd, Frances Brewster, Carroll Vigeant, Adelaide Bushong, Beryl Reed, Barbara Marshall, Jean Thienes, Mary Havens, Rowland Roberts Carl Taylor. The Eyrie iHE EYRIE embarked on its third year as a thirty-six-page, two-column, liberalized publication. For the first time student-fostered artistic photography was introduced, and more varied contributions were encouraged. Every effort was made to exploit native talent in all its literary forms, and to give The Eyrie a ]ournalistic appeal for all types of students. Essays, short stories, poli- tics, poetry, parodies, have all made their appearance. Guest-writing from the faculty is one of The Eyrie ' s more recent innovations. STAFF Editor-in-Chief Solange Strong Poetry Editor Betsy Winter Bii.siikws Manager Richard Connelly Distribution Manager Mildred Palmer Art Editor Eliza Goddard Typists Katherine Biggs, Ruth Sherier Exchange Editor Raymond Wrenn Faculty Adviser Dr. M. C. Batchelder Art Adviser Prof. Will Hutchins Omicron Epsilon Pi OmICRON EPSILON PI, local chapter of the College Poetry Society of America, has this year been signally honored. Verses by Mary Pender and Grace Lee were published in the Guild Anthology. In the local collegiate poetry contest sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Nellie Strong placed third, while Betsy Winter and Gordon Jowers received honorable mention. Several members ' poems appeared in College Verse, the official magazine of the fraternity. A series of special Sunday afternoon meetings featured talks by Dr. Batchelder, Dr. Weeks, faculty adviser, and professors from neighboring universities. The officers of Omicron Epsilon Pi are: President, Elizabeth Morse; vice- president-treasurer, Betsy Winter; recording secretary, Gordon Jowers; corre- sponding secretary, Elizabeth Lawton. Active members are: Erva Barger, Barbara Conningham, Jean Evans, Hazel Horner, Frederick Horton, Grace Lee, Mary Pender, Sarah Anne Rapp, Jean Sartwell, Nellie Strong, Jean Thienes, Elaine Tenney, Charles Turner. Dramat 1HIS year Dramat has again car- ried out the tradition of comedy in the fall and Shakespeare in the spring. The selection of plays was, as always, determined by a desire for variety and also by the demands of the members of Dramat. The group works each year for higher literary and artistic values, and the choice of plays is made with this in mind. Professor Hutchins has great faith in the capacity of students as actors and an unshakable conviction in the benefit of student production to a college education. The personnel is constantly growing because of this sympathetic attitude, and under Professor Hutchins ' excellent lead- ership and direction, Dramat has advanced rapidly this year. Bill Thompson In the spring of last year Dramat presented Shakespeare ' s " Two Gentle- men of Verona. " The principal male parts, those of Valentine and Proteus, were taken by William Thompson and Sherman Lee, while the two heroines, Julia and Silvia, were portrayed by Catherine Knockey and Jean Miller. The play was produced in excellent taste, as nearly as possible in the Elizabethan manner with fine results. It was thoroughly enjoyed by an unusually large audience. This fall " Getting Married, ' ' a high comedy by George Bernard Shaw, was presented. The cast, including William Thompson, Catherine Knockey, Eugene Johnson, Virginia Christie, Samuel Keker, Nellie Strong, and Jack Gendron, gave equally fine portrayals in this unusual comedy where the action was con- tinuous — no break whatsoever. This spring, in the usual Shakespeare tradition, " Hamlet ' ' will be produced. Dramat ' s officers, elected once yearly, are William Thompson, president; Nellie Strong, vice-president; Catherine Knockey, secretary; and Sam Keker, treasurer. This staff is always elected at the end of the year after the final performance. The executive staff of one production is always selected by the director. 813 Two Gentlemen of Verona May 14, 1937 Bv Wi KM Sh AKESPEARE Dramatis Personae Duke of Milan, father to Silvia Samuel Keker alcntine llham Thompson Sherman Lee Antonio, father to Proteus William Fox Tlmno. a foolish rival to Proteus James Waldo Eglamour, agent to Silvia in her tscavt Kimber Shoop Host, where Jitlu Ioagos Robert Thompson clouuisli servant to Valentine Odell Rosen Launce, the like to Proteus Homer Patton Panthino, servant to Antonio Douglas Parmentier Julia, beloved of Proteus Catherine Knockev Silvia, beloved oj Valentine Jean Miller waiting-woman to Jiih.t Virginia Omo Ursula, waiting-woman to Silvia Marguerite Woodberry Musician Helen Harkness Ontlairs . . Joseph Carlo, George Brown, Douglas Parmentier, Dudlev Rogers, llham Fox Staff Stage Manager Frances Page Assistant Stage Manager Patricia Paxton Wardrobe Mistress Eliza Goddard Electrician Richard Callahan Stage Crai William Thompson, Homer Patton, William Persons, Richard Hummer Getting Married December 14, 1937 By George Bernard Shaw Dramatis Person ae Mrs. Bridgenorth Dorothv Lohis Collins ' Jack Gendron Lcshia Grantham Virginia Christie General Briigenorth William Thompson Reginald Bridgenorth Douglas Parmentier Leo Bridgenorth Virginia Hubbs Edith Bridgenorth Nellie Strong St. John Hotchfeiss Samuel Keker Cecil SyJees Kimber Shoop " 1 he Bishop Eugene Johnson Soames Charles Davidson Mrs. George, the Lady Mayoress Catherine Knockey Staff Stage Manager Sherman Lee Stage Manager Richard Callahan Electrician Carl Mueller Carpenter William Persons Property Mistress Eliza Goddard Costume Mistress Rene Beard A •«v m£ 7 - -== v -- ■ ivT 1 ! Applegate, Schaller, Stalker, Mr Ender, Perrine, Lawson, Roberts, S. Moore, G. Bentley, H. Smith, Welch, Matthews, Karnes, Jowers, Mofhtt, R. Thompson Orchestra Director Mr. Edmund S. Ender Assistant Director Rowland Roberts Manager Nat Perrine DDING immeasurably to the atmosphere to be created, the College Orches- tra played appropriate program music for the fall dramatic production, " Getting Married, " the Shakespearean play last spring, " Two Gentlemen of Verona, " and this spring tor " Hamlet. " The repertoire this year has been confined to small orchestral arrangements of the best in music, including the modern as well as the classical composers. The " Three B ' s " of music — Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms — have been studied, as have Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Gounod, Wagner, Chopin, Pierne, Rubenstein, Strauss, and others. Sight-reading, a type of practice that confers maximum benefits in orchestral work, has been given special emphasis. Student players are thus trained to sharpen their musical perception, and are given an understanding of the ultimate ability of quick conception of composer ' s ideas. The College Orchestra will contribute to the regular Commencement En- tertainment Night, and will provide music for the graduation exercises. T- ' I M. Welch, Applegate, Director Roberts, Perrine, G. BentU Matthews, Moffitt, Lawson, Schaller, Stalker Band Director Rowland Roberts Managers Robert Spence (first semester) Arthur Lawson (second semester) WlTH interest in its activities stimulated by members of the faculty, the band went ahead this year with the policy adopted in 1936 of playing music oi improved quality and high musical standards. Special arrangements of classi- cal and modern works have been studied, with emphasis placed on the com- posers ' broad conceptions and the most practicable and effective means of ex- pressing them. " Scream Your Challenge! " was composed by the director early in the fall as a theme for the band during the football season. Gaining recognition, it was played by the Capitol Theater Orchestra in a " Football Overture " as the lead song in a medley of local college tunes. In addition to its regular appearances at football and basketball games, the band presented a program at one of the student assemblies, consisting of Lamar Stringfield ' s overture " Cripple Creek " from the " Southern Mountains Suite, " several other concert pieces, and a number of popular marches. Parker, Ed Waldo, Fuchs, Huelst Sanders, Hild, Sixbey, W. W. Thompson, MacKe Pawlush, G. Sweigart, D. Sweigart Rose, Campbell, Bain, Mans, Loftis, Hubbs, Barger, Kause, E. Craig, Omo, Olmsted, Finch, Brough Sanderson, Catlett, Palmer, Gottshall, Brumbaugh, Mr. McLam, Sewell, Y ' eager, Strong, Inberg, Brewster, Creech (accompanist) r-p Chorus iHE Choral Groups have added another year to a long series of successes. The three organizations have been heard in numerous churches in the city and have always been well received. The Mixed Chorus, the most active of the vocal groups, set up an enviable record for itself. Besides functioning as the Chapel Choir and giving two entire choral chapels, the chorus appeared before the American Association of Uni- versity Women, the Women ' s Guild of American University, and sang in several grammar and high school programs in Wash- j f l ] B ington. On February 24th a concert was given in Pitman, New Jersey. The chorus was highly acclaimed in both places. An invitation to sing in Wanamaker ' s store in Phil- adelphia during Holy Week was accepted. On April 27th the chorus and the two Glee Clubs cooperated to present the formal Spring Concert in L. Harris, Sixbey, Parker, Pawlush, Huelster, Fu chs, i a LI D TL, ' , Waldo, Creech (accompanist) Assembly Room. This MEN ' S GLEE CLUB Leonard. Sanders, Fuchs, Sixbey, W. W. Thompson, Mueller, Culp, Towne, Huelster, Creech, L. Harris Hild, Horton, Edwards, Parker, Mr. McLean, Pawlush, MacKellar, Waldo, G. Sweigart, D. Sweigart concert is the highlight of A.U. ' s musical season. The annual banquet of the vocal groups was held early in May. The chorus is scheduled to appear before the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore District, in Hagerstown on [une 3rd. With this concert a most active season will be brought to a close. WOMEN ' S GLEE CLUB Gottshall, Dickey, Scheffler, P. Craig, Lines. Lotus, Hubbs, Kause, E. Craig, Strong, M. Ellison Steer, Finch, Seaton, Mattoon, R. Leonard, Marsh, Andrews, Maris, M. Hill, Catlett, Wright, Haworth, Omo, Schneider, Latimer, F. Hill, M. Hudson, Cruikshank Mr. McLain, Karnes, Rose, Sanderson, Bain, Birdseye, M. Johnson, Biggs, E. Smith, Fairbanks, B. Loomis, Baiger, Tabb. Olmsted, Wharton, Brough H. Palmer, Kerr, Bryant, N. Warner, Brumbaugh, Campbell, Sewell, Veager, Ingberg, Brewster, Creech (accompanist) Debate l {j ' Mew ' s Manager Donald Creech Women ' s Manager Jane Getz Coach John W. Crawford iHE varsity debate squad, composed of eighteen upperclassmen, participated in more than twenty- five debates this year, using as the main question, " Resolved: That the National Labor Relations Board should be empowered to enforce arbitration in all industrial disputes. " Jane Getz, Carol Laise, and Pauline Schloesser represented the American Uni- versity on a trip to Drexel University, Hunter College, Elmira College, and Penn- sylvania State College. Other teams on the women ' s schedule included Wayne University, University of Baltimore, Ohio Wesleyan University, Western State Teachers ' College of Michigan, University of Pittsbur gh, and Trinity College. A men ' s team, composed of Donald Creech, Wesley Sarles, and Charles Stewart, travelled through Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and met repre- sentatives of Mount Union College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Akron, University of Wooster, Western Reserve University, and Ohio Wes- leyan University. In addition to return contests with many of these schools, the men ' s schedule also included Leland Stanford University, Wayne Univer- sity, Allegheny College, Lebanon Valley College, and the University of Florida. The members of the varsity squad are: Harry Amtower, Erva Barger, Walter Bastian, Eleanor Belden, Leon Bick, Fred Boyd, Donald Creech, men ' s manager; Jane Getz, women ' s manager; Ella Harlee, Kathryn Ingberg, Mary Louise Klaas, Norman Leonard, Charles Mayer, Wesley Sarles, Pauline Schloesser, Charles Stewart, Walker Winter, and Marvin Towne. The Freshman team ' s schedule was extended this year to include twelve local debates with Washington high schools, Georgetown University Freshmen, and Western Maryland Frosh. They debated the National High School ques- tion, " Resolved: That the several states should adopt the unicameral system of government. The members and managers are: Adelaide Bushong, women ' s manager; Addison Clay, Charles Corddry, Grace Lee, Paul Lentz, men ' s manager; Hector Sherertz, Eloise Swick, and Nancy Warner. DEBATE W. Sarles, Amtower, Mayer, Stewart, Leonard, Winter, Scherertz, Corddry, Warner, Bushrong, G. Lee, Swick, Lentz, Clay, Barger, Ingberg, Belden, Klaas, Harllee, J. Miller SPEAKER ' S BUREAU Stewart, Shoop, Spaulding, Parmentier, Amtower, Sherertz, Lentz, Johnson, Leonard, Campbell, Ramirez, J. Miller, Hall, Eckloff, Wyman, Bateman, Wright SPEAKER ' S BUREAU The formation of the Student Speaker ' s Bureau to provide community clubs and organizations with student speakers marks the culmination of another valu- able college project supported through the Speech Department. Since its organization late in the first semester, the bureau has provided entertainment composed of open forums, illustrated lectures, panel discussions, debates, readings, and solos for more than twenty groups in Maryland, Washington, and vicinity The management of the bureau includes Harry Amtower, manager; Mary Bateman, secretary; Charles Stewart, director of publicity; and John W. Craw- ford, director. Donald Creech, Jane Getz, Paul Lentz, Pauline Schloesser, and Mabel Wright are the additional members of the committee for arrangements. Culp, Stone, Shaw, Purse, Little, Parker. Gewehr Callahan, Cooley, Evaul. Bryant, Craig. Marsh, Steer, Kerr, Wharton, Mattoon, Welch, Karnes, Schlo B. Clark, J. Evans, Beard Biggs, Gordon, B. Smith, Goff, Tabb, Brundage, Laughton, Leonard, L. Harris, Maris, Olmsted Student Christian Association V LIMAXED by the annual banquet and installation at which occasion Senator Thomas of Utah was the featured speaker, the Student Christian Association during 1937-38 continued its policy of acquainting students with various creeds and religions. This was done by means of talks and discussions led by noted religious men and by visitations to nearby places of worship. Among the churches visited were the Catholic Monastery, and Elder Michaux ' s famous congregation. During the last week before Christmas vacation the S.C.A. initiated a cob lection taken up at the regular chapel service to make Christmas a happier time for some of the needy families of Washington. It is hoped that this will become a tradition. The usual social program was also carried on, highlighted by Freshman Week, a Hallowe ' en treasure hunt, the fall picnic, and the annual observance of Mother ' s and Dad ' s Days. The usual special services were held in the Metropolitan Church. Thanks- giving and Christmas Vespers and Easter Sunrise Services were all well attended. This year there has been an increased feeling among the students that the S.C.A. puts on an interesting, informative program and therefore has a definite place among the strongest of campus organizations. In connection with Holy Week the Student Christian Association held Sunrise Services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in the Metropolitan Church. Lenonard Harris was in charge of the Thursday program, with Dr. A. B. Potorf as the speaker and Betty Ann Sewell was the soloist. On Friday, Marshall Sanders conducted the service and Reverend Keese addressed the students. The women ' s quartet sang. As the last program of its visits to Washington churches, the Student Christian Association sponsored a visit to the Franciscan Monastery on April 28th. Leonard Ha Schneider, Springer, Jahlonsky. D. Stephenson, Parmentier E. Clarke, Barger, Andrews, Brewster, M. Jacobs, Finch, Carr, Warner, Talbott Beard, Sanderson, Aubry, Brumbaugh The French Club 1HE French Club started off an auspicious year with Douglas Parmentier as president, Claire Aubry as vice-president, and Rene Beard as secretary- treasurer. One of the highlights of the year was the presentation of the one-act play, " Bonnes Resolutions, " with Melvin Fox, Laura Talbott, Lloyd Schneider, and Josephine Jolliffe in the principal roles. The cast entered into the spirit of the comedy and cleverly enacted the parts of a quarrelsome family, typical in any country. Everyone enjoyed both the play and the refreshments following. The club was fortunate in securing M. Frank Andre Liotard, former mem- ber of the faculty, to address the group in one of the most interesting meetings of the year. A picnic sponsored by the club on March 22nd climaxed this year ' s activi- ties. Meeting at the W.R.H., a large group went to Spring Valley and enjoyed the food and fun there. Much of the success of the club is due to the willing cooperation of Mile. Zadolin and Dr. Andersson. Spanish Club OFFICERS President Kathryn Ingberg Vice-President Barbara Loomis Secretary Constance Cooley Treasurer Philip Bentley SPONSORS Senor Cabrera, Miss Ruberta Olds, Dr. Andersson 1HE Spanish Club, in an attempt to establish better relations between North and South America, has sponsored as speaker for each of its meetings some representative of a South American country. Alice Massey, an American Uni- versity student, spoke on her country, Argentina, followed at the next meeting by three Brazilian explorers who described, with the aid of slides, their trip to the United States via the Andes and Mexico. The series was completed by a talk on American opportunities in Chile by the Chilean consul, Francisco Arainbia. At Christmas, a play was presented by the second year Spanish classes with readings from the Bible by Senor Cabrera. A joint meeting of the Spanish Club and IRC. was held in January at which Senora Taylor-Burke, a member of the Flying Caravan, spoke on the South American personality. Hutterly, Jowers, Little, Harding Sherter, Gottshall, R. Harris, Biggs, Catlett, Drake, Laughton, Goff, Miss Olds S. Cabrera, Bryant, P. Craig, Ingberg, C. Cooley, Steer, Finch Stone lo the athletes on the field of competition — " Scream Your Challenge " Gus Welch ATHLETIC DIRECTOR T the beginning of the football season, The American University placed at the head of its athletic department the former All-American quarterback from Carlisle. From the beginning Gus impressed football men with his sincere love of the game and its meaning. Always optimistic, Gus was not disillusioned by defeat, but continued to bring out the best in his charges. A firm believer in individuality, Gus made his plays of the type which gave players a chance to use their own initiative. Gus cannot be criticized for not producing a constantly winning team. Realizing the necessity of a few men carrying the burden of the entire season, he plans to shorten the season next year, enabling players to play the game of which they are capable. Knowing the handicaps of coaching in a small school, Gus has turned to American because he believes in sports for the benefit of the individuals play- ing them. BRIDGEWATER October 2, 1937 Taking the field with high hopes, the largest team in the history of Ameri- can University was out for victory. The game was but a few minutes old when the Eagles struck for the first time. They marched down the field, with a display of power and drive, in spite of the hot sun and the plucky Bndgewater eleven. The appearance of several of Coach Welch ' s plays was baffling to the visitors as several long gains were made by the use of them. Early in the second half the Varsity again pushed over a touchdown and added the extra point. Seen: Bndgewater, 0; A.U., 13. ST. JOHN ' S October 9, 1937 With one victory to their score, the Eagles looked forward to taking the Johnnies for the first time in their history. Our Varsity outweighed them and prcgame predictions gave us the game. As the game got under way there was no doubt as to which team was superior. The Eagles scored early in the first period and converted the extra point. A few minutes later they were back again at the goal line, only to be held on the one-yard line by the stubborn St. John ' s line. With the game in the closing minutes, the visitors completed two long passes that resulted in a score. Their kick for the extra point was good and the game ended in a tie. Score: St. John ' s, 7; A.U., 7. MT. ST. MARY ' S October 16, 1937 Journeying up to the Mount St. Mary ' s game the boys were going to meet an undefeated team, that finished their season by defeating many colleges of football rank. Playing minus three of their regulars, the Eagles were hampered in their running attack, and the big, blue Varsity which opposed them, by virtue of superior weight, pushed over three touchdowns. The game was fea- tured by the fight which the Eagles put up in the second half, as they held the hill-toppers at a standstill, then gained on them consistently, but were unable t0 SCOre ' Score: Mt. St. Mary ' s, 21; A.U., 0. WILLIAM AND MARY October 23, 1937 The morale of the team was low as we journeyed to William and Mary minus four of our regulars, and being hampered additionally by being unable to use four-year men. The Eagles were completely outclassed in every depart- ment of the game by the big green and silver clad opponents. Outweighed man for man the Welch men had difficulty in stopping the line plays of the opponents as they charged down the field. Coach Welch was unable to rally the boys as the lack of substitutes made it impossible. A last minute rally was stopped two yards short of the goal, as the team went down to defeat. Scon: William and Mary, 38; A.U., 0. r r%r 1iiL Toner, Struble, Winkler, Bower Hansborough, Harris, Sitnik, Britton Schulze, Dodge, Shoop, Brown Jablonsky, Hall, Krasnoft, Nelson B. Taylor, Carlo, Howard, Davido Bishop, Maize, Bartlett DICKINSON COLLEGE .... October 30, 1937 The Eagles journeyed up to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where the fame of the feats of their coach as an " All-American " still exists. Their hopes were high as they entered the game; that spirit was reflected by their actions as they stopped the " Big Red " varsity in its tracks. The line play of the small Eagles was superb as they stopped the vicious plunges. Our opponents then took to the air, throwing forwards, then laterals, with which the small Eagle backs were unable to cope. The lack of substitutes was very noticeable as Dickinson used three teams in completing the defeat. Score: Dickinson, 40; A.U., 0. RANDOLPH-MACON .... November 6, 1937 The highly praised Yellow Jackets came to the field with a veteran team. Their teamwork was the factor of the game, as the Eagles could not cope with their offense. Using power with deception, the Randolph-Macon men had little difficulty in pushing over their touchdowns. Outplayed but not out- fought, the Eagles turned the tide and by sheer determination pushed over a touchdown despite the powerful Yellow Jacket line. A second drive was then started, but was soon halted as the visitors put in fresh reserves. The closing minutes saw another attempt to score that was halted by the end of the game. Score: Randolph-Macon, 25; A.U., 7. JOHNS HOPKINS November 13, 1937 The Eagles met the Hopkins men in a sea of mud. Both teams were greatly handicapped by the condition of the ball, but the inspired Hopkins men were out to win what may have been their last football game. Using straight power football, they shoved over two touchdowns before the Welch men could retali- ate with one. Spurred on by this rebuke, the opponents doubled their efforts, which culminated in two more touchdowns and a decisive victory. Lacking in scoring power, the Eagles did not lack in fight, as the Hopkins men knew they had been in a tough football game when they left the field. Score: Johns Hopkins, 25; A.U., 6. HAMPDEN-SYDNEY November 25, 1937 Hampden-Sydney, after enjoying a very successful season, was not to be denied a final victory. In previous seasons the Eagles have given the Bermer- coached men some hard-fought battles, and they came to us with a determina- tion to win in spite of the fact that the Eagles are usually at their best against them. This ' was not true to form, as numerous injuries and lack of substitutes kept the Eagles from reaching their accustomed spirit. The game was a hard- fought battle and the score is no indication of the efforts extended by the Score: Hampden-Sydney, 19; A.U., 0. i. Ill I Rl 1 ADERS Jacobs, Hubbs, Livingston STUDENT ATHLETIC COMMITTEE 3ntton, G. Brown, C. Taylor, Lee, Parmentier Staff Cassell Stafford Cassell, B.A. lHE former American University sports star has returned to his Alma Mater as head basketball and assistant football coach. His work in football made him a friend of the entire football squad. With the football season completed, Staff settled into his favorite game, basketball. His excellence on the court as a player is now being overshadowed by his prowess as a coach. The school and the sports fans were all aroused at the victory over Catholic University in the second game of the season. Working with the old men and several new men, Staff welded them into an efficient machine that looked like the best team American University had had in several years. His confidence in the players and his sincere love of the game won him the respect of the whole squad, and instilled in them the will to win, which enabled him to finish the season with one of the best records made in our basketball history. With Staff at the head of our team, we at The American University can look forward to many cleanly played, hard-fought basketball games in the future. Basketball v OACH STAFF CASSELL called the first practice before football season was over. Here he began the work which was to play a large part in the suc- cess of the season. Using Bartlett, Brown, Hickey, ancl Rogers as a nucleus, Staff started the team in action. He then issued a call to the student body for players and went through the applicants by having them play on the junior varsity, and promoting those who displayed talent. In this way Staff placed five Freshmen on the squad, who promise to do big things before their basket- ball days at American University are over. With the team facing one of the most difficult schedules in years, Staff hurried the boys into shape and taught them his system of offense. This system consisted of a fast break, and a corner cut and block type play which the boys soon mastered. Their use of it, despite the loss of Hickey, gave them the first game with relatively little difficulty. Staff allowed the fellows to use their own initiative in the games and was always open to suggestions. This spirit of cooperation and his appreciation of the players gave rise to a teamwork that is possible only through understanding teammates. Throughout the season Staff ' s principle was play hard, but clean. His guidance along this line was very noticeable as the Eagles fought for the ball or came out of a tangle under many difficult situations as they played against several rough teams. The highlight of the season was the victory over Catholic University in the second game the boys played together. Following closely behind this was the vic- tory over Randolph-Macon, which was the first time The American University has beaten them in several years. All in all, the season was one of the most successful in many years. The record of wins and losses stands for itself, and the season will long remain in the memory of the players. As the trips to the opponents were always interesting and the results of the games were usually the right kind which gave rise to a spirit on the squad that will long be remembered. Bovvers, Trowbridge, Mr. Cassell, Edwards, Palmer D. Rogers, Schultze, Bartlett, Sixbey, Brown Ritenbary, Webb, Gewehr SEASON RECORD American University 30 American University 39 American University 27 American Universitv 29 American University 25 American University 33 American University 50 American University 22 American University 33 American University 39 American University 38 American University 51 American University 33 American University 47 American University 43 OPPONENTS Western Maryland 23 Catholic University 38 |ohns Hopkins 38 Virginia Polytechnic .... 23 Randolph-Macon 30 University of Virginia .... 41 Virginia Medical 24 Catholic University 32 Randolph-Macon 31 Hampden-Sydney 43 Bndgewater 24 Hampden-Sydney 38 Drew 27 Virginia, Medical 29 Alumni 26 Track IN its fourth successive year of intercollegiate competition here at American University, track has been made vital and colorful sport. To see the blue and orange flash into the final stretch with other colors pressing closely, and to see a tight finish with American right there in the heat of the race, is a thrilling experience. Our track men have worked hard to make the sport important to the school. A cinder track has made practice much easier and more beneficial this year under the careful guidance of Coach Gus Welch. The team has long needed these cinders. Returning letter men, Bob Hill, Jim Applegate, Pete Sitnik, and Gus Hertz, led the track squad back to the spring turf and the fresh, vernal atmosphere of the track. Other veterans returning are Douglas Rollow, Johnny Stephen- son, Fred Horton, Leroy Cooke, Bob Livingston, and Olie Smith. New prospects, including especially members of the Freshman Class, show much promise for the successful future of track at A.U. Coach Welch booked a full schedule of three dual and two triple meets this season, besides entering a team in the Penn Relays. The last meet is to be the Mason-Dixon Conference at Baltimore. Perhaps next year, with the wealth of material shaping up now, we can give any team a run for their money. In any case, the pluck and stamina of those boys representing American on the field will prove that they have the courage to fight hard. L. Harris, Taylor, H. Hudson, Lee, May, Dr. Holton Tennis -FOLLOWING a long series of wins climaxed by a decisive 7-2 victory over Lynchburg, American University ' s 1937 tennis team ended their very successful season of eleven wins against five losses by winning the Chesapeake Conference Championship for the 1937 season. An earlv season start, with little practice due to bad weather, resulted in losses to Tufts, Swarthmore and Richmond. Each school, however, was represented by unusually strong teams. As the season progressed the Eagle netmen began to hit their stride and won nine of their last ten matches, ending the season with an 8 to 1 defeat of Randolph-Macon. Walker Winter, playing number five position, captured net honors by winning nine out of his last ten matches, while Sherman Lee and Len Harris, playing alternately number one and two positions, upheld the tougher end of the schedule by winning eleven out of sixteen and nine out of fourteen single matches, respectively. Howard Hudson showed greatest promise of future tennis glory, while Carl Taylor, Wes Sarles and Jimmy Hewitt alternated at number six position in singles and doubles. Walt May, the steadiest player on the team, let his opponents make the errors, and he ended the season with wins in nine out of his sixteen singles matches. RESULTS OF THE 1937 SEASON Bridgewater . . St. John ' s ... 4 Elon 9 Emory and Henry 3 Lynchburg ... 3 St. John ' s ... 2 Catholic U. . . 1 8 Randolph-Macon 1 With the return of all of last year ' s letter men, and the entrance of several potential Frosh netmen, the 1938 prospects look bright indeed. American U. . 2 Tufts 7 American U. . 7 American U. . Swarthmore . . 9 American U. . 5 American U. . 2 Western Maryland American U. . American U. . 2 Richmond ... 7 American U. . 4 American U. . 9 Bridgewater . . American U. . 6 American U. . 3 Western Maryland 5 American U. . 7 American U. . 7 Hampden-Svdney 2 American U. . 8 American U. . 6 Catawba ... 3 American U. . 8 Intramural Sports iHE intramural sports program for this year took on new and added impor- tance under the direction of Coach Staff Cassell, who added several new games to the fast growing list of competitive sports already in existence. Greater interest among the men of the college in this interclass and interfraternity com- petition was apparent from the number of men who turned out to compete for class and individual honors in the numerous and varied sports offered. Football opened the season, and after several closely contested games, the Seniors emerged as the champions. Howard Hudson was crowned champ of the ping-pong tourn ament, while Albert (Piddle) Shaw, a last year ' s finalist, succeeded in winning the annual horseshoe contest. An early frost brought an abrupt end to the tennis tournament, so indoor sports came into their own when the Seniors scored their second win of the year by annexing the volley- ball championship. The second semester opened with the interclass basketball series, in which the Seniors were this time defeated by a strong, never-say-die Freshman team, who scored the first interclass victory of their college career. The interfraternity competition got under way with a " round-robin " bas- ketball series, in which the four fraternities and the independents participated. When the smoke of the battle had cleared away, Alpha Theta Phi was dis- covered to be the winner and champ. This was followed by the interfrater- nity football, volleyball, and baseball contests, while interclass competition continued in speedball, baseball, swimming, a foul shooting contest, and the annual Field Day. The new game of Coach Gus Welch, called " Welch Ball, ' was introduced, and proved to be an interesting diversion. DORIS SNODGRASS, B.S., M.S. Director of Athletics Miss Dons Snodgrass is doing exactly what she wants to do by directing girls ' athletics. She has always been interested in sports, and much of her time in the summer is spent on the Great Lakes, where she enjoys swimming and sailing. Miss Snodgrass graduated from Oberlin College and took her graduate work in Welleslev. Women ' s Intramural Sports 1HIS year, interclass competition spirit was not strong; after a few games, two teams were selected to play three games, and the hockey season closed with the defeat of the Orange Team by the Blue Team. Archery — Archery continued through the fall and showed improvement. Many more women turned out for archery than in previous years. Edith Olsen and Margurite Woodberry rated high. Biuhnniti ' H — The English game continued as one of the most popular sports offered. In the class contests Helen Brundage won. The annual badminton tournament was held. Ping-pong — A ping-pong tournament is held every spring. Many signed up for it. Basket kill — Two picked teams played against each other on Alumnae Night, March 1 1th. The Blue Team defeated the Orange Team by a 25-15 score in the A.U. gymnasium. The Alumnae Team defeated the Varsity Team, 35-19. Individual honors go to Bryant, Hawks, and Shepard. The sorority line-up places Alpha Chi Omega ahead, with Delta Gamma, Alpha Phi tied for second place. And to the fraternity man and woman in their social comradeship . . . Dr Woods, Dr. Holton, Mr. Smith O. Smith, L. Frank, L. Harris, W. W. Thompson Omicron Delta Kappa r ROM the inception of the Brahmin Honor Society in 1931, its purpose was " to recognize outstanding qualities in student activities, leadership and service, tempered by scholarship and character. " From 1931 until 1936 both men and women were elected to membership in Brahmins. When the membership in Brahmins became limited to the men of the cam- pus, the society began to petition Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary fraternity, which " recognizes men who have attained a high standard of effi- ciency in collegiate activities, brings together the most representative men in all phases of college life, and links members of the faculty and student body of the institution on the basis of mutual interest and understanding. " On May 20, 1937, the Brahmin Honor Society made a formal petition to ODK, and was awarded the Alpha Omega Cir cle of Omicron Delta Kappa on March 12, 1938, when Dr. Robert Bishop, Dr. R. C. McDanel, Dr. Wil- bur Norcross, and Dr. R. D. Mclntyre conducted the installation ceremonies in the Metropolitan Methodist Church. The charter members include: Dean George B. Woods Sidney Sachs Dr. William B. Holton William Powell Mr. Paul Smith Maynard Eicher Mr. Arthur Flemming Carl Stevens Richard Hummer Ohn Smith William Leith William Thompson Lewis Frank Leonard Harris Delta Sigma Rho DELTA SIGMA RHO, national forensic frater- nity sponsoring outstanding speech activities on the campus, elected two new members in 1937: William Powell, ' 37, and Jane Getz, ' 38, on the basis of high scholarship, two years ' active work on the varsity squad, and participation in at least three intercollegiate debates. First place in the annual all-university speech contest was won by Gilber Ramirez, with Addi- son Clay placing second and Charles Stewart third. Under the direction of Mr. John Crawford and Harry Amtower, a Student Speakers ' Bureau was launched to furnish competent students actual speaking experience before community organiza- tions. Public discussions, debate lectures, panel discussions, open forums, and humorous and dra- matic readings are included in the repertoire of the bureau. The Spring Poetry Speaking Festival was also under the sponsorship of Delta Sigma Rho. Officers of The American University Chapter are: President, Jane Getz; vice-president, C. Herschel Jones, formerly affiliated with the Ohio Wesleyan Chapter; secretary, Mary Lesta Wake man. Dean Woods is the facultv adviser. Pi Gi amma Mu Praiienl Sherman Lee ViwPrcsiicn Frances Garrett Secretary-Treasurer .... David Huelster iHE Gamma Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, national honorary social science fraternity, was installed at The American University in 1931. As its purpose, the fraternity chose the promotion and rewarding of scientific study of social questions. Last year member- ship was extended to students majoring in history, in addition to the usual membership including those majoring in economics and political science. Active membership at the beginning of the year included Dr. Lowell F. Huelster, Dr. Delos O. Kinsman, Mary Akin, Florence Birdseye, Marian Coen, Frances Garrett, Sherman Lee, Isabelle Noble, and Frances Williams. New members elected this year are Dr. John McConnell, Dr. Allan Fisher, Kimber Shoop, Leon Bick, Mabel Wright, Charles Stewart, Emerson Bartlett, Harold Boud- man, Norman Leonard, and Carol Laise. Aiken, Garrett Lee M. Coen, Noble Birdseye, Williams Wright Cap and Gown IN December of 1936 the Cap and Gown Society came into existence. It was organized as an honor society for Senior women outstanding in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. With Margaret LeMasters as its able president, the society devoted almost the entire first year to organization. This year Cap and Gown is composed of five members — Getz, president, Maris, Laise, Taylor, and Wright. Among its undertakings have been the Backwards Party for all new women in the fall, the tea for new women coming in the second semester, and the Charm School, designed to develop charm, personality, and co-etiquette. Four prominent women in Washington spoke at the school on the subjects of beauty, clothes, manners, and health; they were Dr. Louise Taylor Jones, Miss Dorothy Principe, Mr. Charles H. Corlett, and Mrs. William Fisher. The society ' s purpose is to investigate the needs of the university women and to put into operation such activities as will satisfy them. As a goal, affilia- tion with Mortar Board, the national senior women ' s extra-curricular honor society, has been chosen. Laise Mans College Honor Society President Dr. Glenn F. Rouse Vice-President Miss Cornelia M. Cotton Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Robert S. Sackett STUDENT MEMBERS Mary Aiken Jane Getz Rita Lentz David Copenhafer Carol Laise Lucile Mans FACULTY MEMBERS Dr. George B. Woods, J BK Dr Eugene Anderson, BK Dr. Lowell F. Huelster, t BK Miss Mary Louise Brown, 4 BK Dr. William B. Holton, IE Dr. Earl A. Dennis, IE Mr. Will Hutchins, 1 BK Dr. Theodore Anderson, 1 BK Dr. Robert S. Sackett, 4 BK, 22 Dr. Walter F. Shenton, 4»BK Dr. Louis C. Hunter, BK Miss Cornelia M. Cotton, EE Dr. Leon C. Marshall, I BK Dr. Glenn F. Rouse, 1 BK, IE Dr. Alton A. Lindsey, M!K, 25 Dr. Ben A. Arneson, J BK Dr. Lois Miles Zucker, 4 BK Mrs. Marjone S. Golder, 4 BK Dr. Edward W. Engel, IE ALUMNI MEMBERS— 1935-37 Dorothy Kirsch, ' 35 Melvin E. Wheatley, Jr. , ' 36 Richard Hummer, ' 37 George Sanderlin, ' 35 G. Albert Cooper, ' 36 Frances Page, ' 37 Meta Dean Scantlin Hoover, ' 35 Catherine E. Church, ' 36 William Powell, ' 37 R. Elwood Backenstoss, ' 35 Margaret R. Spiller, ' 36 Helen Sanderlin, ' 37 George Barber, ' 35 Mary Lesta Wakeman, ' 36 Owentia Sanderlin, ' 37 Emily Coleman, ' 35 Harriet A. Reed, ' 36 Marguerite Stevenson, ' 37 Lois Green Bowen, ' 35 Susan Drager, ' 37 Ethel Whitlow, ' 37 Ester M. Smith, ' 36 Margaret Hall, ' 37 Margaret Woods, ' 37 Pi Delta Epsilon President Frank Diggs Vice-President Joe Masi Secretary Richard Callahan Treasurer ... Daniel Hild J jARLY in the fall, the publications honor fraternity began its intensive campaign for na- tionalization. On October 2nd, at the Pi Delta Epsilon national convention, held at George Washington University, the publications honor fraternity was accepted into membership. The formal installation and initiation was held De- cember 9th. Women were admitted to Pi Delta Epsilon this year, by an amendment of the con- stitution at the national convention. With this, women who are prominent in campus journal- ism are given a chance for honor. The charter members of The American University Chapter of Pi Delta Epsilon are Mary Aiken, Richard Callahan, Kirkley Coulter, Frank Diggs, May- nard Eicher, Lewis Frank, Jane Getz, Frank Hoadley, Worthington Houghton, Daniel Hild, Joseph Masi, Rowland Roberts, Charles Six- bey, Nellie Strong, Kathryn Taylor, and Ray- mond Wrenn. This year Pi Delta Epsilon published the annual publications honor roll, and for social events sponsored a publications dance, March 12th, and the annual spring publications ban- quet at which the editors and business mana- gers of the coming year were made known. Diggs, Masi Callahan, Hild Aiken, Strong Getz, Taylor Frank, Sixbey Wrenn, Roberts Beta Beta Beta President Robert Stevenson Vict President Kathryn Taylor Secretary Adele White Treasurer Lemuel Fraser Historian Marian [ohnson Faculty Advisers . Miss Cornelia M. Cotton Dr. Earl A. Dennis L)BB, national honorary biological frater- nity, maintains an active chapter at A.U. This year its main activity was the presenta- tion of the science show, presented bi-an- nuallv. Aside from this, advanced scientific meetings and social meetings are held regu- larly also, and once each semester an open forum is held at which some popular scien- tific topic is discussed. Members, elected from the biology department, are chosen on the basis of superior work and a genuine interest in science. At the beginning of the year membership included: Walter Edwards, Lemuel Fraser, Marian Johnson, Virginia Omo, Kathryn Tay- lor, and Adele White. During the second semester Jim Applegate, Harnette Christie, Joyce Geiger, and Dr. Lindsey were added. Associate members are: Mary Evaul, Robert Hill, Mary Louise Klaas, Frederick Silbers- berg, and Mildred Tabb. Stevenson, Taylor A White, Fraser Johnson, H. Christie Omo, Applegate The Interfraternity Council President Charles A. Sixbey Vice-President John Struble Secretary James Pettus Treasurer Merritt Harding Faculty Adviser Dr. Woods ItiE group was organized under the present constitution late in the spring of 1937. Its first function of the 1937-1938 term was to draw up the rules under which rushing was to operate. After a smooth rush season, the group blended its effort with those of the Pan-Hellenic Council in sponsoring the annual Interfraternity Formal Dance, which was held on December 3, 1937. The purpose of the organization is to further the interest of the members ' fraternities and to help to bring about a healthier condition among both fraternity and non-fraternity men on the campus. Although an infant under its present constitution, the Interfraternity Council has the hope and the potentiality of becoming one of the leading organizations of the college. The members of the Interfraternity Council are: Alpha Theta Phi Phi Epsilon Alpha Lambda Tau Sigma Phi Sigma Kappa [ J J T l ? L T Livingston, O. Smith, Waldo, Button, Sarles Gray, Sixbey, L. Harris A. Shaw, Stewart, H. Hudson, Applegate G. Sweigart, W. Winter, May, C. Taylor, Hutterly Spalding, Gewehr, Hickey, Jacobsen, Rauch Corddry, Jablonsky, Haines. Etchison, Raynor Alpha Theta Phi Founded: November 23, 1928 Colors: Maroon and Gray President Charles Sixbey Vice-President Charles Stewart Corresponding Secretary Walton May Recording Secretary William Wint er Treasurer Howard Hudson Ritual Officer Carl Taylor Seniors: Joseph Britton, William Gray, Leonard Harris, Robert Livingston, Walton May, Wesley Sarles, Albert Shaw, Charles Sixbey, Olin Smith, James Waldo. Juniors: James Applegate, Emerson Bartlett, Howard Hudson, Irving Spalding, Charles Stewart, Bert Sweigart, Glenn Sweigart, Carl Taylor. Sophomores: Sanford Hickey, B. M. Jacobsen, Stanley Rauch, William Winter, William Hutterly. Freshmen: Hamilton Gewehr, Gordon Haines, John Jablonsky, Pierce Raynor. Pledges: Charles Corddry, Bruce Etchison. FOUNDED on November 23, 1928, as the first Greek letter fraternity on The American University campus, Alpha Theta Phi has continued since that time to stand as a symbol of fellowship and leadership on the campus. Under the present financial set-up, the fraternity has a building fund, a nationalization fund and a policy of no assessments to members. Social activities for the year got under way with an after-dance party on October 31st in nearby Virginia. A banquet at Childs followed by a smoker on November 17th, and the annual Founder ' s Day banquet in the college din- ing hall on November 23rd, plus a swimming party at the Shoreham. The second semester social activities started with a smoker at Wes Sarles ' on February 8th, and a skating party at Silver Spring Rink on February 22nd. On March 13th formal initiation of the new pledges was inacted, and annual Mother ' s Day tea followed on May 3rd, preceded by the high-spot of the year, the formal dance on May 7 th. Lambda Tau Sigma Founded: November, 1937 Colon: Red and Black President Lindsey Branson ViccPresideni Frank Diggs Secretary Peter Sitnik Treasurer J OHN Stephenson Seniors: Lindsey Branson, William Briggs, Dick Carroll, Clarence Corkran, Frank Diggs, William Fox, Arthur Nylen, John Struble. Juniors: Lee Parsons, Peter Sitnik, John Stephenson, Jack Walther, Herman Winkler. Sophomores: Jack Earl, Jack Edwards, Nat Pernne. Pledges: Charles Mayer, Archie Norford, William Thompson, Marvin Towne. LAMBDA TAU SIGMA, formerly known as the Jesters Club, and the oldest fraternity on the campus, began a year of varied activities with a novel rush- ing program followed by a large reunion dinner on Homecoming Day for all alumni and current members. This year a bi-weekly fraternity paper, the Lambda, with J. Franklin Diggs as editor, was begun, which includes news, plans, suggestions, and humor. Monthly social functions were held throughout the year. The week-end parties were held at Annapolis, and other functions were in the form of swim- ming parties and get-togethers. Second semester officers were elected in February. These consisted of Lindsey Branson, president; Frank Diggs, vice-president; Peter Sitnik, secre- tary; and John Stephenson, treasurer. The fraternity formal party was held on April 29th. The Lam bda Tau Sigma basketball team won two games against other fraternity quintets. Mayer Branson Sitnik Nylen Towne Strublc Diggs J. Stephenson Pernne Norford Earle Walther Fraser Horton Parker Bartli Meloy Creech G. Hertz Pettus Hughes Gendron Fowler Bentley C. Andrews Brown B. Hertz Purvear Phi Epsilon Alpha Founded: January 19, 1937 CoUns: Purple and Gold President Walter Bastian Vice-President Frank Meloy Secretary Donald Creech Treasurer Donald Pettus Pledgemaster Gustav Hertz Senior: Franklin Bartle. Juniors: Walter Bastian, Richard Brown, Donald Creech, Lemuel Fraser, Gus- tav Hertz, Fred Horton, David Hughes, Wilbur Parker, James Pettus. Sovhomore: (ack Gendron. Pledges: Charles Andrews, Philip Bentley, Edward Fowler, Burke Hertz, Francis Puryear, Charles Spencer. r HI EPSILON ALPHA, American University ' s youngest fraternity, was founded January 19, 1 937. Hence the record of this organization has been brief, but impressive; every branch of extra-curricular activity has found expression here. The former president of the Sophomore Class, the president of the Junior Class, and the Student Comptroller are fellow-members. The Chorus and Glee Club, athletics, varsity debating, dramatics, and publications have found talent from the rank of the " Phi Eps. " Scholastically the fraternity has made a high rating; at its inception it out- ranked its nearest competitor for semester honors and is at present pacing all fraternities. The aims of Phi Epsilon Alpha are closely connected with the future of The American University. It is the earnest desire of the fraternity that it may foster the policies and ideals for which the school stands. As it gains firmer footing and wider experience in the scholastic-social world, Phi Epsilon Alpha is determined to work cooperatively and creatively for the good of the entire student body and faculty. Phi Sigma Kappa EPSILON TRITON CHAPTER Chapter Established: November 14, 1936 Colors: Silver and Magenta President William W. Thompson Vice-President Merritt Harding Secretary Auburn Moyer Treasurer Richard Connelly Seniors: Frederick Boyd, Walter Edwards, Herbert Fuchs, Norman Jacobs, William W. Thompson, Ralph Winslow. Juniors: James Boudman, Richard Connelly, Merritt Harding, Samuel Keker, Paul Orshak, Kimber Shoop, Harold Toner. Sophomores: William Adams, James Hewitt, Auburn Moyer. Freshman: Latimer Evans. Pledges: John Bower, Wesley Dodge, William Fausold, Robert Hall, Eugene Hoover, Samuel Maize, William McClure, Dudley Rogers. iHE first part of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity social season was devoted to a strenuous rushing program. Smokers, bowling parties, picnic outings, and an extended week-end stay at Annapolis Roads Club comprised the program. Informal get-togethers twice a month were continued for the remainder of the year. The fraternity informal was held at the Annapolis Roads Club in honor of a group of rushees. Corsages were given to the girls as party favors. Numerous joint gatherings were held with the George Washington Uni- versity Chapter at their house. Thanksgiving evening, Epsilon Triton helped entertain visiting brothers from Gamma Triton of the University of Southern California at the Lambda Chapter House. Founder ' s Day banquet was held March 15th at the 2900 Connecticut Avenue; Surgeon General Parron was the principal speaker. The fraternity had its annual Magenta and Silver Formal at the Washing- ton Golf and Country Club on April 23rd. Winslovv Fuchs Edwards Boyd W. W. Thompson Harding Moye Connelly Toner Adams Kekei Jacobs Dodge Shoop Maize Rogers R. Hall McClure T. Evans Fausold -CM ' i, mi, Omo, Wei: Wriglit, Humphreys, Taylor, Noble, Palmer Panhellenic Council OFFICERS President Kathryn Taylor Secretary Isabelle Noble Treasurer Ruth Humphreys Social Chairman Mabel Wright JT ANHELLENIC COUNCIL in its second year of existence has assumed the leadership of women ' s activities on campus. This group, composed of presidents and representatives of the college sororities, directed its efforts this year toward the fields of scholarship, leadership, and school songs. At the beginning of the year a tea was held in the Women ' s Residence Hall for all new women. In March the council sponsored the annual songfest to interest the student body in the writing of original songs. Three prizes were awarded in the contest. To encourage scholarship, the Panhellenic Council offered a silver cup to the Freshman fraternity woman having the highest scholastic average for the year. MEMBERS A If lui On Omega Alpha Pin Delta Gamma Pin Mn Mabel Wright Isabelle Noble Kathryn Taylor Ruth Humphreys Virginia Goff Charlotte Wells Helen Palmer Virginia Omo Sono- Fest PHI MU Wimrn . ' | tlii Second Animal Song I Bl ALPHA CHI OMEGA EonomlU Mtntion EVERITT PALMER DOROTHY LOFTIS Toasl Song Klaas Auhry M Johnson Bakey Lambke Goff Wright R Smith Beard Knockey Olmsted Vigeant Sanderson Getz M. Harris Brumbaugl Marshall B. Clark Bushong Warner Briley Hozier Sewell Stuart Findley Welch Alpha Chi Omega BETA RHO CHAPTER Chapter Established: June 3, 1937 Colors: Olive Green and Scarlet President Mabel Wright Vice-President Catherine Knockey Recording Secretary Lucile Olmsted Corresponding Secretary J ANE Getz Treasurer Mildred Harris Historian Thursa Bakey Lyre Editor Carroll Vigeant Chaplain Claire Aubry Rush Chairman Virginia Goff Warden Eugenia Sanderson Social Chairman Marian Johnson Seniors: Thursa Bakey, Jane Getz, Mildred Harris, Lucile Olmsted, Mabel Wright. Juniors: Claire Aubry, Virginia Goff, Marian Johnson, Mary Louise Klaas, Catherine Knockey, Norma Lambke, Ruth Smith, Carroll Vigeant. Sophomores: Rene Beard, June Briley, Mananna Brumbaugh, Betsey Clark, Bar- bara Marshall, Eugenia Sanderson. Freshmen: Adelaide Bushong, Virginia Hozier, Nancy Warner. Pledges: Betty Ann Sewell, Virginia Catlett, Beth Drake, Jean Forbes, Elisabeth Findley, Sue Stuart, Martha Ann Welch. y LPHA CHI OMEGA, national women ' s fraternity, was founded at De Pauw University on the fifteenth of October, 1885. Since then sixty-three chapters have been formed; of these, Beta Rho at American University is the sixty-second. First rushing of Beta Rho Chapter met with very pleasing results. On the twenty-third of October twelve of the American University girls spent a de- lightful week-end at the Beta Delta Chapter House at William and Mary Col- lege. At the Homecoming fame on November 6th, the chapter gave orange and blue shakers to aid in the welcome of the University Alumni. The informal dance, held at the Wesley Heights Club on December 10th, was very success- ful. Three more girls were pledged in February. March 1st, known as Hera Day to all Alpha Chi ' s, was recognized by the entertaining of children from the Community Center at the Zoo. A Golden Jubilee tea for all Alpha Chi Omegas in Washington and Baltimore was held in honor of Mrs. Morrison, one of the first presidents of Alpha Chapter, on Tuesday, March 15th. A fitting conclusion to the year ' s activities was the formal dance held at the National Women ' s Country Club on April 8th. Alpha Ph BETA XI CHAPTER Chapter Established.: October 3, 1937 Colors: Bordeaux and Silver President Isabelle Noble Vice-President Charlotte Wells Corresponding Secretary Josephine Brashears Recording Secretary Constance Cooley Treasurer Pauline Schloesser Historian Eliza Goddard RilsIi Chairman Mildred Paddock Quarterly Correspondent Virginia Christie Seniors: jane Brough, Virginia Christie, Isabelle Noble, Mildred Paddock, Betty Reed, Pauline Schloesser. Juniors: Josephine Brashears, Constance Cooley, Margery Davis, Eliza God- dard, Solange Strong, Charlotte Wells. Sophomores: Frances Campbell, Beatrice Gibson, Elizabeth Lawton, Jane Rogers. Freshmen: Margaret Ellison, Virginia Hubbs, Marguerite Mattoon. Pledges: Eleanor Belden, Lansing Hall, Katherme Holmgreen, Edith Olsen, Shir- ley Karnes, Audrey Kemp, Ann Gross, Shirley Hearst, Louise Latimer. LPHA PHI international fraternity was established in 1872 at Syracuse University. In the autumn of 1937 the thirty-seventh chapter, Beta Xi, was installed at The American University. This year has been a busy one for the new chapter. The formal installation banquet of Beta Xi was held early in October at the Mayflower Hotel. Shortly afterwards the Alpha Phi Alumnae of Washington held a reception for the new chapter members and their families at the Women ' s Residence Hall. After rushing, the alumnae entertained the members and pledges at an in- formal evening party. December brought the informal dance at the National Women ' s Country Club. Thoughts turned to others during the Christmas sea- son; the sorority contributed to Gordon Hittenmark ' s Doll House, and gave toys to hospitals. After midyear exams came the initiation of the new pledges and the formal initiation banquet at the Hotel Raleigh. Several " at homes " and sorority func- tions have been held in the chapter room during the season. The year ' s activi- ties were brought to a climax in May with the formal dance at the Washing- ton Golf and Country Club. V. Christie Strong Campbell L. Hall BelJen Gross Paddock B. Reed Brough Holmgreen Noble Goddard Wells Schloesser M. Davis Cooley Brashcars Lawton Hubbs Mattoon M. Ellison Gibson J. Rogers Kemp Hearst Latimer Delta Gamma BETA EPSILON CHAPTER Chapter Established " : March 21, 1936 Colors: Bronze, Pink, Blue President Kathryn Taylor Vice-President Frances Garrett Corresponding Secretary Berenice Wyman Recording Secretary Dorothy Loftis Treasurer Frances Williams Historian Drusilla Gottshall Anchora Correspondent Elizabeth Morse Rush Chairman Helen Palmer Seniors: Mary Aiken, Genevieve Coan, Phyllis Davis, Frances Garrett, Drusilla Gottshall, Kathenne Ingberg, Lucile Maris, Ruth Petit, Kathryn Taylor, Frances Williams, Berenice Wyman. Juniors: Muriel Bain, Catherine Dickey, Joyce Geiger, Dorothy Loftis, Eliza- beth Morse, Helen Palmer, Carolyn Sorenson. Sophomores: Ruth Dewey, Carol Hunsinger, Jean Miller, Mary Posey, Judith Rose, Dorothy Smith, Aline Wharton. Freshmen: Mary Curry, Margaret Marsh. Pledges: Josephine Shepherd, Mary Johns, Mary Jump. vFTER an eventful summer Beta Epsilon of Delta Gamma returned to engage in a most successful rush season, which they climaxed with a supper at the home of Mrs. Northcutt Ely in Leesburg, Virginia. A visit from the Province Secretary, Mrs. J. Norman Ingerle, was the occa- sion for a tea and luncheon early in November. Later in the month the chapter held its informal at the National Women ' s Country Club in Maryland. With Christmas approaching, the group became philanthropical and helped a poor family. In contrast to this they were entertained by the pledges at a party at the home of Tina Marsh. The girls got together during the holidays for a Chinese luncheon. In the nature of a reward for standing first scholastically on campus, the Washington Alumni Chapter entertained the active chapter with a supper at the Wesley Heights Club. March 12th was the date of the annual Founder ' s Day banquet, which was preceded by the initiation service. The chapter concluded its activities for the year with its spring formal held on April 8th at the Washington Golf and Country Club. Phi Mu GAMMA DELTA CHAPTER Chapter Established: November 19, 1933 Colors: Rose and White President Ruth Humphreys First Vice-President Mary Evaul Second Vice-President Mary Havens Secretary Elizabeth Craig Treasurer Carol Laise Chaplain Helen Cowles Historian Virginia Omo Registrar Elizabeth Smith Social Chairman Mary Martz Librarian Mary Mae Jacobs Editor Lillian Hawkins Seniors: Helen Cowles, Elizabeth Craig, Mary Evaul, Mary Havens, Margaret Haworth, Ruth Humphreys, Carol Laise. Juniors: Mary Banks, Harnette Christie, Virginia Omo, Elizabeth Smith, Marguerite Woodberry. Sophomores: Elizabeth Andrews, Lillian Hawkins, Mary Mae Jacobs, Alice Mas- sey, Mary Martz, Helen Miller, Laura Talbott. Pledges: Maeve Brennan, Jean Lines, Elizabeth Ballou, Margaretta Ecklofl, Ruth Harris, Beryl Reed, Georgia Clancy, Mildred Palmer, Corinne Seaton. JT HI MU was the first fraternity on the campus to become national. In 1933 Phi Sigma Beta became the Gamma Delta Chapter of Phi Mu. This year the rush season opened with a formal tea, followed by a circus party, an Alice-in-Wonderland at-home, and a hay-ride to Rixey Mansion. Pledge Day a chow-mein luncheon was given in the room for the new pledges. A few nights later a formal dinner with corsages for the pledges continued the celebration. Beth Smith entertained the group at a Hallowe ' en party, and in November, the pledges gave a tea for their mothers to meet their big sisters in the fraternity. At Christmas time the fraternity furnished a poor family with clothes, food, toys, and money. 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