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J M ' I ii ARTEMUS WARD MKMOKIAL M. 134 E has brought the College of Liberal Arts of the American University to its fourteenth college year. Time alone has given us tradi- tions which we revere year after year. Each year we are building more stately mansions of tradition, and each year upon this previous foundation we raise those finer things which produce culture — culture which is accumu- lated by time as the slow grains of the hour glass heap up their tangible form of the passage of time. So we build; we build with tradition on time which ultimately leads to the cultured man. and too, we are creating something for those who follow us, something by which they will be able to extend still more broadening horizons for all time. r} O J G WE humbly dedicate this book to Peace in hopes that our efforts as young American students will some day be felt by the whole world. Not because we are Americans, but for something greater, so that through our taste of the ideal life we may he able to give to the world a part of the faith which we as youth have in life; that we may be able to give of our faith so that in some way people will realize the real beauty which can be found in living. JOJN ' I count only the sunny hours Opening of school WE, the staff of the Aucola, give to you this book as a token of remembrance for the year 1939 — To the freshmen, we offer this as a challenge to meet; to the sophomores and juniors, as the heritage of each for the coming years; and to the seniors, as a glowing memory of their year. ■1 Exam-Cram Baccalaureate Sunday T U £ J B 3 B -} ' - % - i 1 IIS t i i Wi J .- ?i5 » v.. imm m a. ?4 ? s£s • - ' • . So i hi is coo -edocatioM! Stalling for Time? Where ' s the Bell? . . Four Seconds to Go!!! Inforinals - Interfrat Prom • Formals. ... •ok Stalling for Time ? Red-checkered sheriff and be-mus- cled damsels, scientific shouts, historic harangues, and harber shop harmony at faculty thespian attempt. . . • Dr. Bentley whipping off to G. B. and hack. . . Parking space line-ups blind one with new chro- mium and baby-blue paint. . . . Regular bread-line of advice-seekers in offices. . . . Dr. Bauer rushing to meet Mrs. B. . . . Donble-s Andersson or single-s ditto? . . . Office under capable and beguiling Ceas blllty 0l, ta nt feU thumbs, respectively, of Wolfe and son. . . . Going ' to take up selling unemployed apples. Prof Smith? . . . Mid-term exams, or teacher ' s holiday! . . . Preparations under way for reviving periodic frenzy among studes in May! Ilistorv of A.I . So we are setting up on this hill as upon a high pedestal once more the compass of human life with its great needle pointing steadily at the lodestar of the human spirit. Let men who wish to know come and look upon this compass and thereafter determine which way they will go! Thus spoke President Woodrow Wilson on May 27, 1915. at the official opening of the American University. He with the rest of the brilliant assemblage was witnessing the birth of the youngest Univer- sity in the United States at that time. On that day the hopes and plans of many years reached a final tangible culmination; it was soon after the Civil War that American Methodists began a movement aim- ing at the establishment of a great national Christian institution of higher learning in the Nation ' s Capital. Physically the first step was taken by Bishop John Fletcher Hurst, the constructive mind hope behind the enterprise, when he purchased a 9 L 2-aere tract of land on Loughboro Road (now Nebraska Avenue) in 1890 and held it until 1891 when the American University had its inception as an organization to be chartered by an act of Congress in 1893. Measuring his faith by his courage, in that transaction we perceive the spiritual foundation upon which the foundation of the University was established. This was spoken in 1915 when the grad- uate school began its classes, but the speaker, Bishop Cranston, real- ized that the task was just beginning, for he warned his listeners that the impressive May program was prophetic rather than monumental. And for the next twenty years plans and building programs con- tinued to take form proving the wisdom of his utterance, with the College of History (now Hurst Hall) and the McKinley Building as material results. During the war, however, the campus was turned over to army occupation, its grounds being covered with tents and temporary buildings, some of which still stand. By necessity the Graduate School was removed to a more convenient down-town loca- tion where it has remained ever since. The half-finished laboratory building of the Chemical Warfare Society was taken over by the Univer- sity and converted into the present Women ' s Residence Hall. In 1926 Battelle Memorial Library and the Gymnasiun were added, continuing the classic principle of building construction in the early buildings. In 1925 the University again held an opening ceremony, this time for the College of Liberal Arts, filling the empty campus of a decade before both physically and ideally as those great men first conceived it. 20 Dr. Joseph M. M. Gray Chancellor of the University Dr. George B. Woods Dean of the College and Professor of English Mary Louise Brown Dean of Women and Associate Professor of English John Edward Bentley, M.A., S.T.B., M.R.E.. Th.D. Professor of Philosophy Will Hutchins, B.A., B.F.A. Professor of Art Walter Francis Shenton, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Mathematics Wesley M. Gewehr, Ph.D ., M.A., Ph.B. Professor of History 24 C. Henry Leineweber, Ph.D. Professor of German Aibert Bain Potorf, B.A., B.D., Th.D. Th.M., D.D. Professor of Religion Leon Carroll Marshall, B.A., LL.D. Professor of Political Economy Eugene N. Anderson, B.A., Ph.D. Professor of European History 25 William Bultmax Holton, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry Theodore Andersson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Romance Languages Louis Clare Hunter, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of History Katherine Rogers Adams, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Visiting Professor of Ancient History 26 Jessie Mary Ferguson, B.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Education Glenn Francis Rouse, B.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physics Edward William Engel, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry Lowell F. Huelster, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Economics 27 Ruberta M. Olds., Ph.B., M.A. Assistant Professor of Spa7iish Merritt C. Batchelder, B.A., M.A. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English Earl Aubrey Dennis, B.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology Richard H. Bauer, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History 28 Robert See Sackett, B.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology Allan J. Fisher, B.S., M.L., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Economics John W. McConnell, B.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Economics and Sociology Arthur S. Flemming, B.A., MA., LL.B. Director of School of Public . [[Fairs and Instructor in Political Science 29 Cornelia M. Cotton. B.A., M.A. Instructor in Biology Donald Weeks, B.A., Ph.D. Instructor in English James L. McLain. B.A. Instructor in Choral Music Louis J. Cabrera, B.A., M.A., Litt.D. Instructor in Spanish and Italian 30 Floyd M. Riddick, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Instructor in Political Science Pall E. Smith, B.A., M.A. Instructor in English Alton A. Lindsey, B.S., Ph.D. Instructor in Botany and Chemistry Stafford Hendricks Cassell, B.A. Instructor in Physical Education 31 Naida Wilson Instructor in French Doris Snodgrass, B.A., M.S. Instructor in Physical Education for Women Ibma Zink, B.A.. B.S. in L.S. Librarian John W. Crawford, B.S., M.A. Instructor in Speech 32 Richard Russel Htjtcheson, B.S.. M.A. Instructor in Speech John L. Ntjelsen, Jr., B.Mus., B.A.. M.A., Ph.D. Instructor in German, French and Director of Band and Orchestra 33 Where is the Bell ? FROG-EYED Frosh tearing garound — Sound off, you Bugg.v rides and ham sandwiches. . . . Vie slopping paint around for the exotic Wacky-Tacky. . . . Echoes of Prexy Stewart ' s laugh resounding through Hurst. . . . Torrid dancing to warm up a frigid Winter Wonderland. . . . Sporting blood breaking out for foot and basket ball seasons, with the big-shot seniors hitting tops again. . . . Literal jam session in the bookstore at lunch . time. . . . White tie and tails for the Junior Prom. . . . How about AUCOLA copy, keeds? . . . Trickle over to ehapel in the rain. . . . Do you know about the bees and flowers? . . . When it ' s Springtime in the Grotto. . . . Two-dollar day before spring vacation remember. . . . All classes mingled into a boiled-brain mass of worry — How ' s your exam schedule? .,MtNC- OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF ' 42 George Blanchard President Midge Warner Vice-President Janet Wheeler Secretary Bart Reese Treasurer Ronald McCulloch Student Government Representative The Green Taggers As joyous, rushing, jitter-bug freshmen, the Class of ' 4 L 2 entered the formerly unknown adventure of university life. There was no time for homesick- ness or far-away looks during the first hurly-burly week of get-acquainted parties. Even the big all college dance with seemingly hundreds of upper- classmen could not faze the young collegiates wear- ing green name tags, hair ribbons and the tradi- tional dinks. But then came the dawn — one o ' clock sessions on Hurst Hall steps were not so funny to the rook- ies as to the all-knowing sophomores. Cheers and A.U. song ' s were learned correctly, or else — ! The one consolation was that there will be another class coming next year. Then duck waddles and Fly, Eagles, Fly demonstrations will be appre- ciated. Campus sororities and fraternities rushed the confused freshies until finally everyone felt happy in his new environment. 38 Almost too soon the rookies found that all play and no work makes Jack fail his exams. Be- cause experience is the best teacher, the Class of ' 42 warned the Feb- ruary members to study from the start. ' Thanks for the Buggy Hide ' 39 OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF ' 41 Paul Lentz President Sarah Anne Rapp Vice-President Mary Curry Secretary Charles Spencer Treasurer Ernest Webb Student Government Representative Hey! Yearlings 99 Ihrusting its traditionally inquisitive nose for- ward, the Class of 41 wiggled prominently into campus activities. The A.U. arithmetic problem minus the sophomores would leave two-thirds of a football team, half a basketball team, a badly de- pleted girls ' hockey team, one tennis champ mis- sing, a Speakers ' Bureau full of moth holes, prac- tically no Women ' s Debate Team, with no re- serves to back up men who do the arguing, and the bulletin board empty of a sheaf of clippings about our class president ' s prize-winning orations. 40 I ■ I ■dwi is. d t » ■ . ■ . j gferf»g» ! Moss would soon cover the Publications Office without the busy footsteps of the Aucola ' s soph- omore scribblers, and the Eagle ' s henchmen beat- ing about the news-story bush; Dramat would learn that dumb maids and super-sleuths aren ' t given away as free samples; even the Chorus and Glee Clubs would sound a trifle flat without us; Febru ary would have been exceedingly dull and dreary without the Sophomore hop; and the saucy freshmen would have been even more impertinent if we hadn ' t taken them in hand. The sophomores aren ' t bragging about being indispensable, but . . . 41 The Sophisticate 99 JUNIOR PROM COMMITTEE Bill Hutterly Chairman Barbara Marshall Helen Miller Archie Norford William Metcalf Victor Purse We started as Freshmen with a Floy Floy. 12:30 meetings became a new thing with the Organ Grinder Swing and Christopher Columbus. Then there was the Chicken Charlie by our president. Further suggestions of our spirit: We rebelled successfully, and remember, at our Spring- dance, how Mr. Ghost went to town? ' Now, it ' s this way 42 I As shagging Sophomores we upheld our class tradition (and broke A.U. ' s) with a Barn Yard Swing — hay slide, square dance, horseshoes, all the atmosphere. On the serious side we showed our ( ' hristmas spirit by making the holidays bright for one more family. Now as Juniors we are really refined jitterbugs, for we have found our way into all sorts of activi- ties: publications (even editors and managers), sports (teams and cheerleaders), Dramat, music (chorus and orchestra), and glee clubs. Our quota of honor students is usually filled, too, and socially —well, we scored again with our sumptuous Prom and our Wacky Tacky Foo Dance. (Did you goo?) So, growing up a little, but still with much spirit, we ' re looking ahead to swinging on into our senior vear. OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF ' 40 James Hewitt President Lillian Hawkins L ice-President Barbara Marshall Secretary William Adams Treasurer Helen Miller Charles Mayer Student Council Representatives 43 William E. Adams, 4 i]K Washington, D.C. Economics Class Honors, 2: Phi Sigma Kappa (Auditor, 2; Pledgemaster, 3); Interna- tional Relations Club, 3; Student Comptroller-Business Manager, . ' i: Class Treasurer, 3. Elizabeth Jane Andrews, 1 M Washington, D.C. Phi Mu (Historian, 3); Glee Clul . 2. Betty Ballou, ' l M Washington, D.C. History Philosophy Erva Barger, S J A Washington, D.C. Sociology Class Honors, 1, 2; National College Poetry Society, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Debate, 2, 3; Student liristian Association, 1, 2. 3 (Recording Secretary, 3); International Relations Club, 3; Hockey, 1. 2, 3; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3. Rene Ingham Beard, AXQ Chevy Chase. Maryland Art Alpha Chi Omega (Historian, 3); Dramat, 2; Aucola (Art Staff, 2); Eagle (Art Staff, 2); Eyrie, 1; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3. Philip Clough Bentley, I EA Washington, D.C. Spanish Club (Treasurer, 2); Intramurals, 1, 2, 3. Frances Brewster, IIAE, - I A I ' h Uosophy Washington, D.C. Englis (la s Honors, 1. 2, 3; Sigma Phi Delta (Secretary, 3); Aucola, 2, 3 (Literary Editor, 3); Eagle News Bulletin, 3; Newsnotes, 2; Glee Club, 1. 2, 3 (Vice- President, 3); Chorus, 2, 3; Panhellenic Council, 3. George Brown Baldwin, New York Mathematics Class Honors, 1; Arbor Day (Chairman, 2); Student-Facultv Athletic Com- mittee, 2; Athletic Board, 3; Varsity Club (Treasurer, 3); Track, 1; Base- ball. 3; Football, 1. 2, 3; Basketball, 1, 2, 3. 44 Barbara Lucille Bryant, J A Washington, D.C. Social Sciena Glee Club, 1, i. 8; Student Christian Association, 1, ' 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3: A Club, -2. 3: Hockey. 1, -2, 3: Intramurals. 1. -2. . ' !. Frances Campbell, A4 Fort Leavenworth, Kansas English, History Class Honors, 1, 3, 8; Alpha I ' lii (Recording Secretary, 3); Eagle, 8; Glee Club, 1; Chorus, -2. 3. Kathryn Chetham, ' 1 ' M Chicago, Illinois Political Sciena University of Chicago, 1, -2; International Relations Club, 3. Harriette Christie, BBB, 4 M Washington, D.C. Hinlogg (lass Honors. 1; l ' lii Mu (Social Chairman, 2); Glee Club, 1: Student Christian Association. 1. -2 (Social Chairman, 2 . LeRoy M. Cooke Georgetown, Delaware Political Science Freshman Holes Committee, i; (horns. 3; (dec flub, 3; Track, 1, -2, 3; Intra- murals, 1, 2, 3. Ruth Ellen Dewey, AT Washington, D.C. History Delia Gamma (Recording Secretary. 3); Eagle, 1; Glee Club, 1: Class Sec- retary, 1, -2; Panhellenic Council, 3. John Hobart Earle, All Brooklyn. New York Lambda Tau Sigma (President, 3); Eagle, 1. English Marfiaretta Anna Eckloff. ' I ' M Brookmi int, Maryland Class Honors, 1: Aucola, 3; Speakers Bureau, -2. 3. English 4.5 Ruth Genevieve Finch Washington, D.C. English Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Glee Club, 2,3. James Flaherty, KS Chester, Pennsylvania Political Science Washington and Jefferson, 1, ' 2; Intramurals, 3. Melvin J. Washington, D.C. Class Honors, 2; Debate 3. Fox Economics Beatrice Gibson, A4 Washington, D.C. Romance Languages William and Mary College, 1; Class Honors, 2; Alpha Phi (Social Chairman, 3). Robert Kendall Hall, J ZK Trout Run, Pennsylvania Economics Dickinson Junior College, 1; Football, 2, 3; Basketball, 2, 3 (Manager, 3). Lillian Hawkins, 4 M Harmans, Maryland English Class Honors, 2; Phi Mu (Treasurer, 3); Eagle, 1; Women ' s House Council, 3; Student Christian Association (Social Chairman, 3); Class Vice- President, 3. James Arthur Hewitt, J i:K Washington, D.C. Economics Class Honors, 1, 2; Phi Sigma Kappa (Secretary 3); Student Christian Association (Social Chair- man, •- ; President. 3): Class Treasurer, 1; Class President, 3; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3; New Student Committee, 3 (Chairman). Carol Hunsinger, AT Washington, D.C. Art 46 William U. Hutterly, Jr., A0 J Washington, D.C. Economics Alpha Theta Phi (Secretary, S; Social Chair- man, 8); An., 1; Eagle, 2; i lass President, •- ' : Intramurals, 1. 2, 3. Mary Mae Jacobs, ' I ' M (■AITHERSBURG, MARYLAND Eltijlish Phi Mu (Registrar, 8); International Relations Chili, 3; Student Christian Association. 3: French ( hil (Vice-President, 3). Gordon Earl Jowers kSHINGTON, DC. Economic (lass Honors, 1. 2; National College Poetry Society. 1, -2. :i (Recording Secretary. 2; Corre- sponding Secretary, 8); Eagle. 3; Publications Board, 3; Orchestra, 1. 2. 3. Shirley Earns, VI ' Arlington, Virginia Romance Language, Lingnan University, Canton. China. 1; Eagle, 2. 3; Orchestra, ' 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3 (Secretary, 8); Hockey, 3; Intramurals, 2,3. Charles V. Laughton, Jr., flAE Hartford, Connecticut Socioloi y Aucola. 2: Eagle, 1. 5, 3; Student Christian Asso- ciation. 2. 3 ' Secretary, 2; Treasurer, 8); Inter- national Relations Club. 3; Football, 1. 2. 3 Assistant Manager, 1; Manager, 2, 3); Intra- murals, 1. ' 2, 3. Elizabeth Lawton, A J Washington, D.C. English lass Honors, l, 2, 3; Alpha Phi (Vice-President, 3); National College Poetry Society, 1. 2. 3 (Corresponding Secretary, 2); Panhellenic Coun- cil, 3. Robert S. Little Mercer, Pennsylvania Political Sciena Eagle, 1; Speakers Bureau, 3; Orientation Hoard. 3; Del, ate 1: Student Christian Association, 1. 2, 3; Football, 1. -2, 3 (Assistant Manager. 1: Co-Manager, 2. 3); Track. 2. 3; Intramurals. 1, 2. 3. Barbara Marshall, AXQ Chevj Chase, Maryland Ili.slori lpha t In Omega (Social Chairman, 3,; Aucola, 3; Student Christian Association, , ' i; Class Secre- tary, 3; Hockey, 1; Panhellenic Council, 3. 47 Mary Alice Martz, I M Philadelphia, Pennsylvania History Class Honors, 1: Phi Mu (Social Chairman. 2; Secretary, 3); Aucola, 3: Eagle, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Student-Faculty Social Board (Chairman. 3); Student Christian Association, 3; International Relations Club, 3. Alice E. Massey, i M Buenos Aires, Argentina Mathematics Student Christian Association, 3; International Relations Club, 3. Charles H. Mayer, ATS Washington, D.C. American History and Government College Council. 3; Lambda Tau Sigma (Vice-President, 3); Freshman Rules Committee (Chairman, 2); Debate, 2, 3; Class Social Chairman, 2; Inter- fraternity Council (Vice-President, 3). Wilbur Metcalf, ATQ Washington, D.C. Political Science Washington and Lee, 1, 2; Alpha Theta Phi (Social Member, 3); Baseball, 3. Doris Virginia Miller Cos Cob, Connecticut English Dickinson Seminary. 1; Temple University, 2; Chorus, 3; Glee Club, 3; Dramat, 3. Helen A. Miller, nAE, I M Washington, D.C. History Class Honors, 1, 2; Student Council, 2; College Council, 3; Pi Delta Epsilon (Secretary- Treasurer. 3); Aucola, 1, 2, 3 (Editor, 3); Eagle. 1. 2; Handbook (Co-Editor, 3); Dra- mat, 3; Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association (President, 3); New Student Com- mittee, 3; Panhellenic Council, 3; Phi Mu (Vice-President, 3). Jean Andre Miller, AT Washington, D.C. Political Science Class Honors, 1; Delta Gamma (Scholarship Chairman, 3); Dramat, 1, 2, 3; Aucola, 2; Eagle, 3; Debate, 2; Debate Bureau, 2; International Relations Club, 3. Margaret Noel Washington, D.C. History Hockey, 1, 2, 3; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3. 48 Archie Baynes Norford, A04 Alexandria, Virginia Biology Hamilton House Association (Treasurer. 3); Football. 1, 2; Track, ' 2; Intra- inurals, 1, ' 2. . ' !. Eugene S. Norton, © t Morris Plains. New Jehsey Morris Junior College, 1, 2; Dramat, 3. English C. I.eland Parsons, ATI ASHINGTON, D.C. Orchestra. 1. 2, 3; Band, 1, 2, 3 (Student Leader. 3). Physics Washington, D.C. Eagle, 1, 3. Victor Purse, t EA Washington, D.C. Political Science Dramat, 1, ' 2, 3; Aucola, 3; Eagle, 1. i I Advertising Manager, 2); Glee ( lull. 1, ' 2. 3; Chorus. 1, ' 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1. 2. . ' ! (Social Chair- man. :ii; Internationa] Relations Club, 3; Cheerleader, 1. 2. 3; Intramural Sport-. 1. 2, 3. Stanley Rauch, A(-) J Kane, Pennsylvania [ntramurals, 3. Mary Ashby Posey, AT Spanish Economics. History Beryl G. Reed, i M Hartsdale, New York Sociology Class Honors, 1: Aucola. 1. 2. 3; Eagle, 1. 2. 3; (dec Club. 1. 2. :!: Women ' s House Council I President, 3); Student Christian Association, 1. 2, :i: College League of Women Voters (Vice-President, 3 W LSHINGTOK, D.C. Class Honors, ' 2. Mary Jane Rogers, 1-l ' A Romance Lar 4!) Judith Adele Rose, AP Washington, D.C. English Class Honors, 1; Delta Gamma (Assistant Treas- urer, 2; Treasurer, 3); Eagle, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Student Christian Associa- tion, 1; Intramurals, 1, 2. Walter S. Sanderlin Washington, D.C. History Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 3; Intramurals, 1, 2. Gail L. Shaw Chevt Chase. Maryland Glee Club, 2, 3; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3. Chemistry Dorothy Shepherd, S t A Washington, D.C. Sociology Sigma Phi Delta (Vice-President, 3); Student Christian Association, 1, 2. 3; International Re- lations Club, 2, 3; A Club (Secretary, 3); College League of Women Voters (President, 3); Hockey (Chairman, 3). Ruth Sherier Alexandria, Virginia Sociology Hood College, 1; Aucola, 2, 3; Eagle, 2. :!; News- notes, 2; Student Christian Association, 2, 3. Henry J. Shields, Jr., AG Scranton, Pennsylvania Economics Keystone Junior College, 1. 2: Aucola, 3; Eagle, 3; Band, 3: Orchestra, 3; Hamilton House Asso- ciation (Social Chairman, 3). Dorothy Manning Smith, AT Washington, D.C. English Dramat, 1; Aucola, 2, 3; Eagle, 1, 2, 3; Class Vice-President, 2. Martha Steer, S I A Washington. D.C. Social Science Glee Club. 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Association, 1, 2; International Relations Club, 2, 3; Hockey 1. 50 Thomas Sunderland Seat Pleasant, Maryland Philosophy West Virginia Wesleyan, 1; Glee Club, 8; Chorus, 11; Speakers Bureau, 2, 3. Reese T. Swain Georgetown, Delaware Chemistry Track, 1; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3. Alice May Swick, S i A Capitol Heights, Maryland English Laura Talbott, M Washington, D.C. French Class Honor.-, 2; French Club, 1. -2. 8 CSecretary- Treasurer, 8); Student Christian Association, I; Intramurals, 1. Eunice Alverta Thawley Selhyyille, Delaware Sociology Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; A Club, 1, 2, 3; Hockey, 1,2, 3. Dorothy May Waterbury, S4 A Washington, D.C. Romance Languages Class Honors, 2. i John H. Stephenson, ATS Washington, D.C. Political Science Lambda Tau Sigma (Treasurer. 3, i); French Club, 1, 2; Track, 2, 3; Intramural Sports, 1, 2, 3,4. Herman Winkler, ATS Washington, D.C. Economics Football, 1, 2. 51 Elizabeth Acton, A4 Salem, New Jersey Wellesley College, 1, 2; Hockey, 3. Biology Washington, DC. Constantine Chaconas History Washington, D.C. John Edwards, ATS Economics Cumberland, Maryland Phyllis Frantz Sociology Charlene Woolvin Graddick Chevy Chase, Maryland Gunston Hall, 1, 2. English Babette Liebman Brookline, Massachusetts Green Mountain Junior College, 1, 2; Eagle, 3. Political Science Washington, D.C. William B. Persons Economics Lloyd G. Schneider Washington, D.C. Football, 1; Class President. 1. Economics Washington, D.C. William P. Sorrels Economics William L. Thompson, ATS West Pittston, Pennsylvania Political Science 5i OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF ' 39 Donald Creech President Claire Aubry Vice-President Mary Louise Klaas Secretary Frank Meloy Treasurer •Oltl Fathers Time REALLY — a senior class that didn ' t lead the school would be news. But one that does — that ' s not unusual. We might simply boast that we have been here four years; our deeds could answer for us without wasting space, without saying any- thing, we know that we will be accorded our due as leaders. But — here ' s the catch; here ' s why we can ' t just let the fact that we ' re seniors stand for our laurels; we are no ordinary senior class in the way we have gone about our job. For when the Class of ' 39 entered, we walked onto a campus full of gaping holes. Well, like the Dutch boy, we had to do some- thing; we threw ourselves into the breach, took over the workings, an d made ourselves indispen- sable as ' 39-ers in extra-curricular activities. Please try to fill the yawning chasms left by the uprooting of the Big Three from athletics, by the departure of the first eight play actress from Dramat, by the farewells of numerous editors and associates from publications, and by the closing speeches of haranguers for gracious ' sake from Debate! 53 Harry W. Amtower Magnolia, Maryland History West Virginia University, 1, 2; Chorus, 4; Debate, 3; Speakers Bureau, 3, 4; Intramurals, 3, 4. Genial parson and Speakers Bureau preacher . . . loves organ . . . hates English. James Applegate, BBB, AG Washington-, D.C. Biology Beta Beta Beta, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 4) ; Student-Faculty Athletic Committee, 4; Band, 3, 4; Orchestra, 3, 4; Boxing, 1; Foot- ball, 1, 2 (Manager, 3); Track, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals, 3, 4. Forester aspirations . . . plain-spoken, straightforward loves New Year ' s Eve parties. Claire Louise Aubry, AXQ Washington, D.C. French, Education Alpha Chi Omega (Chaplain, 3; Vice-President, 4); Aucola, 1. 4; French Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 3; President 4); Class Vice-President, 4. Piano wizardry . . . French vivacity . . . Predicaments plus and an un wrinkled brow! Muriel Bain, AT Mountain Lakes, New Jersey History, Political Science Eagle, 1, 2, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Women ' s House Council (Proctor, 2, 4); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 3, 4; Class Vice-Presi- dent, 1. Brisk stride . . . snapping black eyes . . . loyal, intensive . . . supports Kleenex Company. 54 Mary Adrian Banks, M Washington, D.C. History Meredith College, 1; University of London. 3; Student Christian Associa- tion, 1; International Relations Club, 1. Sweet and lovely . . . fanatic on London . . . very well Reggie-mented. Emerson Bartlett, him, oak, A0 Grove City, Pennsylvania Economics Alpha Theta Phi (President, 4); Football, 1, i, 3, 4; Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Track, 1; Intel-fraternity Council (Secretary, t). Bundle of energy . . . serio-comic nature . . . won ' t be a preacher. Walter Bastian, OAK, 4 EA Washington, D.C. English College Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa (President, 4); Phi Epsilon Alpha (President, i, 3); Debate, 2, 3; Class President, 2; Intramurals, 3, 4. Reticently brilliant . . . president of all Einstein organizations . . . reads Chinese poetry. Helen Beal Washington, D.C. Chemistry A white lab coat bustling about ... a ready cheerful Hi! 55 Eleanor Anderson Belden Mountain Lakes, New Jersey Speech Eagle, 4; Glee Club, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Debate, 2, 3; Women ' s House Council (Proctor, 3); International Relations Club, 4. That certain something . . . lovely and umph-y ! . . . laughter like measles . . . catching. Leon Bick, nrM Him ' iiui Washington, D.C. Class Honors, 1, 2; Debate, 1, 2; Intramurals, 1, 2. Campus Red . . . looks somnolent . . . always a ready disputer . . . (Ask Leonard). Washington, D.C Katherine Biggs, S A History Sigma Phi Delta (President, 4); Eagle, 4; Xewsnotes, 3; Eyrie, 2, 3; Chorus, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 3; Intramurals, 2, ' 3, 4. Solemn eyes ... an inordinate love of fun . . . laugh mocker. Mildred Elizabeth Bishop Washington, D.C. Student Christian Association, 1. Religion Quiet, reserved . . . congenial . . . Millie to those who know her well. 56 J. Harold Boudman, 1K HUGHESVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA Publications Board, i; Intramurals. 1, 4, 3, 4. Economics Perpetual smile expanding into an explosive laugh . . . library loafer. Helen Janet Brundage Alfred, New York History Student Christian Association. 1, 2, 3; A Club, 1, - ' . :i. 4 (Class Manager, -2; Treasurer, 4); Intramurals, 1, L 2, :i, 4. Sketches faces in Drama . . . easily-provoked broad grin and dimples. Ann Cherrington, AT Washington, D.C. Political Sri is. i Ohio State University, I, -2; International Relations Club, 4. Tall, slim ... a flashing smile . . . has leanings toward the Scotch! Hilda Comer Washington, D.C. History Honey -colored hair . . . calm temperament . . . sudden illumi- nating smile. 57 J. Richard Connelly, 2K Detroit, Michigan Political Science Phi Sigma Kappa (Auditor, 3; Treasurer, 4); Dramat, 1; Eyrie (Business Manager, 3); International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 3; Cheerleader, 1, 2, 3; Intramurals, 1, 2. Co-pep inspirer at football games . . . money-man for pub- lications. Constance Cooley, A New York, New York Spanish Class Honors, 2; Alpha Phi (Recording Secretary, 4) ; Women ' s House Council (Secretary, 3; Treasurer, 4); Spanish Club (Secretary, 2, 3). New Yorker! . . . perspicacious . . . quietly snappy cheerful pessimist amenable to fun. Donald Creech, OAK, ea Washington, D.C. Classics College Honor Society; Phi Epsilon Alpha (Secretary, 2, 3); Debate, 2, 3, 4 (Assistant Manager, 2; Manager, 3); Chorus, 2, 3, 4 (Accompanist, 3, 4); Glee Club (Accompanist, 2, 3, 4); Accompanist, Women ' s Glee Club, 3; Class President, 4; Intra- murals, 1, 2, 3. Efficiency expert, piano virtuoso . . . English office resounds with some wicked falsetto. William B. A. Culp Gold Hill, North Carolina History Pfeiffer Junior College, 1, 2; Glee Club, 3, 4; Student Christian Association, 3, 4; Basketball, 3, 4. Ministerial career threatened by home town interest . already a B.A. 58 Margery Davis, a«i Washington, D.C. German Student Council. 1; Alpha Phi (Treasurer, 4); Eagle 1: College League of Women Voters, 4. Petite . . . quintessence of trimness . . . tactful . . . uncomplaining . . . no bait for cats. Virginia Catherine Dickey, At Arlington-, Virginia Economics Delta Gamma (President. 4); Eagle. 1: (dee Club. 1. -2. 8, 4 (Secretary, 4); Student Christian Association, 1; Class Secretary. 3: [ntramurals, 1. 2, 3, 4; Panhellenic Council, 4 (Treasurer, 4). Sang froid and social ease . . . lugs Glee Club roll book. Edward E. Dietz, nAE Washington, D.C. German, History Eagle (Assistant Editor, 2, 3; Editor. I); Student Handbook, 4 (Co-Editor, 4); Track, 1; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4. Full of nervous energy . . . chews a pipe ... . hail-fellow-well-met. Jean Evans Washington, D.C. English College Honor Society: National College Poetry Society, 2, 3, 4; Aucola, 2, 3, 4; Eagle-. 2, 3, 4: Student Christian Association, 2, 3, 4. Writes Chopinesque poetry and appreciates puns . . . English enthusiast, loves music 59 Justine Louise Fairbank, AAA Washington, D.C. Political Science Goucher College. 1; Class Honors, 3; Glee Club, 2, 3; International Rela- tions Club, 3, 4 (Vice President, 4). Curly brown hair, steady eyes . . . an ardent pacifist . . . positive, cultured. Lemuel Anderson Fraser, BBB, t EA Takoma Park, D.C. Biology College Honor Society; Beta Beta Beta, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 3; President, 4); Phi Epsilon Alpha (Treasurer. 2); Glee Club, -t; Chorus, 4; Student ( ' hristian Association, 1, 2, 3. Happiest with bugs . . . placid, level headed . . . booming bass, adept scalpel thrower. Eliza C. Goddard Washington, D.C. Art Class Honors, 1: Aucola, 2 (Art Editor, 2); Dramat. 1, 2, 3; Eyrie, 2, 3 (Art Editor, 2, 3). Artistic, aesthetic . . . hates to recite in class . . . brilliant — by choice! Virginia Lowell Goff, AXQ Chevy Chase, Maryland English Class Honors, 1; Alpha Chi Omega (Rush Chairman, 3; President, 4); Aucola, 2; Student Christian Association, 3; Class Vice-President, 3; Intra- murals, 2, 3, 4; Panhellenic Council, 3, 4 (President, 4). The small, quiet executive . . . gracious manners . . . broad smile . . . neatness personified. 60 Marian Gordon, bbb, i J a Washington, D.C. Biology Biology hibernant . . . rapid-fire wit and speech . . . gripes over slides . . . ghastly! Lansing Hall Y LSHINGTON, D.C. Class Honors, 1, 2; Dramat, 1, 8. Washington actress and dancer smooth . . . charming voice. English . Ophelia and Ariel Walter K. Handy, Jr., in M. ea Arlington, Virginia Economics (lass Honors, 1. i. Scuttles into class late, scuttles out early . . . pleasing drawl. Fred M. Horton, $EA Washington, D.C. English National College Poetry Society. 3, 4: Glee Club, I, ' 2. :i. 4; Track, 2, 3; Boxing, i, 8. Dramat discovery in class and on the boards . . . quietly in- dustrious. 61 Howard R. Hudson, AG Washington, D.C. Economics Alpha Theta Phi (Treasurer, 3; Corresponding Secretary, 4); Class Treasurer, 1; Basketball, 1, 2, 4; Tennis, 1, 2, 3, 4. Easy, effortless worker . . . subtle humorist . . • pounds tennis and basketball courts. Ruth Hudson Washington, D.C. Arch young lady . . also good at basketbal gamin smile. Art . . quiet . . Marian Westcott Johnson, BBB, AXQ Washington. D.C. Biology Class Honors. 1; Beta Beta Beta (Historian, 3; Vice-President, 4); Alpha Chi Omega (Social Chairman, 3; Chaplain, 4); Eagle, 2; Glee Club, 1. 2, 3, 4; Orchestra, 1, 2; Intramurals, 1, 2. Ardent biologist . . . sunny and happy-go-lucky disposition . . . and can she laugh! Samuel J. Keker, oak, t-i:K Detroit. Michigan Political Science Omicron Delta Kappa (Vice-President, 4); College Council, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4); Phi Sigma Kappa (President, 4); Dramat 1, 2, 3 (Treasurer, 2; Stage Manager, 3); Eagle, 1, 2; Student- Faculty Social Committee, 3; International Relations Club, 1, 2. 3, 4: Intramurals, 1, 2, 3; Interfraternity Council, 3. Leading man on stage and campus . . does noi prefer French. Mary Louise Klaas, BBB, iiak, AXQ BeTHESDA, MARYLAND BlOUKiY Pi Delta Epsilon (Vice-President, 4); Alpha Chi Omega (Corresponding Secretary, 4); Dramat (Stage Manager, 4); Aucola, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Associate Editor, 8; Advisory Associate, 4); Eagle, 1, 2. 8; A Club, ' 2, 3, 4; Class Secretary, 4; Intraniiirals. 1. 2, 3. Reticent, hard working, and steadfast — on the surface . . . underneath— impish fun! Catherine Ann Knockey, Cap and Gown, hae, AXL2 Washington, D.C. Mathematics, Education Class Honors, I. 2. 3. 4: Alpha Chi Omega (Vice-President, :i; Recording Secretary, 4); National College Poetry Society, 1. 2 (Reader, 2); Dramat. 1, 2, 3. 4 (Secretary. 3; President. 4); Aucola, -2, 3. 4 (Assistant Editor, 3: Associate Editor, 4); Handbook (Assistant Editor, t Math plus Dramat equals infinity . . . intense, thorough, gesticulative . . . hangs, greasepaint. Norma E. Lambke, AXQ Buffalo, New York German German Club, 1. 2. 3 (Secretary. 8); Student Christian Association, 1, 2. 3; Student-Faculty Social Committee, 4. Penelope . . . slow of speech . . . life floats by . . . deep unpredictable humor. Vivian J. Langewisch Pktersbirg, Virginia Richmond University, 1, 2. Self-possessed . . . tall, slender and unruffled . . . some-day Latin teacher. Latin 9 fSii i $ Wf» 1 . :: y , x 63 Norman H. Leonard, Jr., nrM Trappe, Maryland Political Science Class Honors. 2, 3; Pi Gamma Mu (Vice-President, 4); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Debate, 3. 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Treasurer, 3); Open Forum, 4 (Co-chairman, 4). Little dynamo . . . tremulous drawl heard arguing against Communism . . . gets red easily. Jean Lines, M Summit, New Jersey Morris Junior College, 1, 2; Intramurals, 3. Unique remarks made in Baby Snooks ' voice player. Sociology brilliant basketball Dorothy Faye Loftis, Cap and Gown, at Silver Spring, Maryland Psychology, Education College Council, 3; Delta Gamma (Recording Secretary, 3); Dramat, 3; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4); Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 4) ; Orientation Board, 4; Song Fest Winner, 3; Class Secretary, 2: Intramurals, 2. 3, 4. Warm voice . . . copper-gold curls always just so . . . witty and practical. Gerald W. MacKellar, SK Ashland, Ohio History Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Band, 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Association. 1, 2; International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket- ball, 1; Track, 1; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4. Amiable nit-wit . . . sings mellow tenor . . . inquisitive spectacles and engaging lisp. 64 Samuel B. Maize, Jr., J £K Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania Varsity Club, Football, 1, 2, 3. Economics Husky and compact broom-stick boy. walks with coat-tails flying . Frank Meloy, J EA Chevy Chase, Maryland History Class Honors, 2; Phi Epsilon Alpha (Social Chairman. -2. 3: Vice-President, 2, 3); National College Poetry Society. 2; Dramat, 3, 4; International Relations Club, 4; Class President. 3; Class Treasurer, 4. Beau Brummel . . . urbane and politely witty . . . touch of the artistic. Susan Moore, bbb, s i a Washington, D.C. Biology Southwestern Louisiana Institute. 1, 2; Sigma Phi Delta (Treasurer, 4); Aucola, 4. Drawl, sleepy eyes . . . wide-awake thinker . . . another female biologist . . . shy, sincere. Mary Elizabeth Morse, Cap and Gown, AT Lakewood, Ohio German, English College Honor Society; Cap and Gown I President. 4 i : National College Poetry Society (President, 2, 3); College Council. 2: Eagle, 3; Alpha Chi Omega Achievement Award, -2. :!. Wheat gold hair . . . unassuming, yet original . . . power behind the French Department. 65 Virginia Omo, BBB, I M Washington, D.C. Biology Phi Mu (Historian, 3; Social Chairman, 4); Dramat. 1, i. 3, 4; Aucola, 2, 3; Eagle (Society Editor, i, 3); Chorus. 1, -2, 3, 4; Glee Club. 1. 2, 3, 4; Hockey, 1; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4. Heart points West . . . Fidget . . . always late — if she comes! Paul Orshak, SK Kingston, Pennsylvania Political Science Phi Sigma Kappa (Auditor, 2); Eagle, 1, ' 2: Glee Club, 1. 2; Student Christian Association, 1, ' 2, 3; International Relations Club, 3: Intramurals, 1. ' 2. 3, 4. Class dude . . . suave, easy-mannered . . . recommended for tooth-paste ad. Helen Virginia Palmer, Cap and Gown, nAE, AT Arlington, Virginia Political Science Cap and Gown (Social Chairman. 4): Delta Gamma (Pledge- mistress. 3; Vice-President, 4); Aucola, 1; Eagle, 1, ' 2, 3. 4 (Circulation Manager, 3; Business Manager. 4); Glee Club, 1, ' 2, 3. 4; Chorus, 3, 4; Orchestra. 1,-2; A Cluh, -2. :!. 4 (Presi- dent. 4); Intramurals, 1. ' 2. 3. Little girl . . . strikingly businesslike . . . has enviable small hands and feet. Wilbur Parker, «t E. Mathematics ( IMBERLAND, MARYLAND Phi Epsilon Alpha (Treasurer, 4); Glee Chili. 1, ' 2, 3. 4 (Secre- tary-Treasurer, 4); Chorus, 1, 2, 3. 4 (Manager. 4); Octet, 1, •2. 3; Student Christian Association, 1. ' 2, 3. 4; Student Comp- troller, 3; Comptroller-Business Manager, 4. Big business man . . . manages chorus — and director . supports bass section. 66 Gabe George Pawlush Olyphant. Pennsylvania Eagle, ' 2; Glee Club, 1. 2. :! [Secretary. Hi: Chorus, - ' . 3; Student Christian Association, 1, ' 2, 3, Intramurals, 1, -2. ■ ' !. 4 (Manager, 3). Here I is, Lawd! — right on the dot . . . beams broadly. History James Pettus, iiae, j ea Chevy Chase. Maryland E( ONOMIi - Phi Epsilon Alpha (Treasurer, 3); Aueola, 3 (Business Manager, 3) ; Intra- murals, 1. ' 2, 3; Interfraternity Council (Secretary. 3). Publications supporter . . . slow, one-sided grin . . . another snap-happy camera bug. Jean Jordan Pliler Washington, D.C. Class Honors -2. Jolly . . . Miss Zink ' s right hand . . . doodler in Drama class. English English Virginia Clare Rightor, A Chew Chase, Maryland Marot Junior College, 1. -2; George Washington University, 3; National College Poetry Society, 4; Aueola, 4 (Activities Editor, 4). Sincere . . . spontaneous . . . genuine interest, with a wide-eyed love of life. 67 Jean M. Sartwell Washington, D.C. English National College Poetry Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; Aucola, 1; Eagle, 1; Student Christian Association, 1. Another poetess . . . wields a wicked pen . . . analytical mind . . . beauty lover. Washington, D.C. Dorothy E. Seaton Psychology Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Choir, 3, 4; A Club, 1, 2; Hockey, 1, 2. Beautiful soprano, which sounds well in chapel . . . tall, slender . . . efficient. Josephine Shepherd, Cap and Gown, at Lyndhcrst, New Jersey History Barnard College. 1, 2; Eagle, 3, 4 (Editor, 4); Student Christian Association, 3, 4 (Vice-President. 4). Precise and meticulous . . . has a surprisingly mischievous laugh . . . never gets ruffled. Kimber L. Shoop, nra, SK Shamokin, Pennsylvania History, Political Science Phi Sigma Kappa (Inductor, 3; President 4); Dramat, 2, 3, 4; Speakers Bureau, 3; Student-Faculty Athletic Committee, 3; Student-Faculty Social Committee, 3; International Relations Club (President, 4); Freshman Rules Committee (Chairman, 2); Varsity Club; Track, 1, 2; Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4; Interfraternity Council, 4. Terpsichorean innovator . . . third athletic musketeer ... as an actor guilds the skies! 68 Peter Sitnik xt it „ History Hicksville. New rk Lambda Tau Sigma (Secretary, 2, 3); Intramurals. 1, 2, 3, 4; Football, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, 2; Tennis, 3, 4; Track, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Golf Champion, 4. Football hero . . . photographic mind . . . swears in Russian . . . big boy, little voice. H. Elizabeth Smith, 4 M Psychology Washington, D.C. Class Honors, 2; Phi Mu (Registrar, 2; Vice-President, 3); Aucola, 1; Glee Club, 1, 2; Student Christian Association. 2. 3. Smooth hair and disposition . . . calm eyes and voice future well-planned. Ruth E. Smith, AXQ English Arlington, Virginia Class Honors, 1, 2; Alpha Chi Omega (Scholarship Chairman, 3; Treasurer, 4); Aucola, 2, 3, 4; Eagle, 2; Student Christian Association. 1, 2; Intraniurals, 1. 2. 3, 4. Unpredictable . . . fun and efficiency . . . sharp, terse, clever comments. Carolyn Sorenson, AT Washington, D.C. English Eagle, 1; Student Christian Association, 1; Class Vice-Presi- dent, 2. A campus beauty . . . English assistant ' s assistant . . . co- giggler in Romantic Lit. 69 Irving Asa Spalding, Jr., riAE, OAK, A0 J Scranton, Pennsylvania English Scranton-Keystone Junior College, 1, 2; Aucola, 4; Eagle, 3 (Editor, 4); Student Christian Association, 3, 4; Hamilton House Association (President, 4); Speakers Bureau, 3; Intra- murals, 3, 4. Dana of the Eagle . . . journalistic innovator . . . hard worker, wit. . Addenda ' Catherine Caolmiris Washington, D.C. English A hard worker . . . intensely interested in all her courses. Charles W. Stewart, Jr., oak, azp, niwi, A0 i Washington, D.C. Economics, History ( ' lass Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4; Omicron Delta Kappa (Treasurer, 4); Pi Gamma Mu (President. 4); Delta Sigma Rho, 3. 4 (Presi- dent, 4); Student Body President, 4; Debate, 1, 2, 3, 4; Base- ball, 4; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4. Campus boss . . . speaker, student . . . laughs like a hiccup . . . converted liberal. Solange Strong, Cap and Gown, nAE, A Washington, D.C. Classics College Honor Society; Pi Delta Epsilon (President, 4); Na- tional College Poetry Society, 1, 2, 3, 4 (President, 4); Dramat. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 3, 4); Aucola Board, 3; Eyrie, 1 (Editor, 2, 3); Handbook (Co-Editor, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus, 1, 2, 3. 4; College Council, 4 (Secretary, 4); Student- Faculty Committee, 3. A brilliant polygot (note above !) . . . child of Puck defying characterization. 70 Glenn Sweigart, A0 Washington, D.C. • ' ■ Glee Club, 1, ' 2. S, 4; Chorus. 1, -2, :!. 4; Quartet, 1. -2. :(; Track. I. 2; Intra- murals, 1. 2, :(. 4. War tank build . . . practical and sturdy . . . yodels like a native Swiss. Carl Ramsey Taylor, A.e ishington D.C Economics, So ioi oGy Alpha Tln-tii Phi (Ritual Officer, 3; Vice-President, 4); Aucola, 8, I; Eagle, 4; Newsnotes, 8; Student Christian Association, 2, :i. 4 (Cabinet, 4) ; Student- Facultj athletic Committee, 8; International Relations Club, 4; Religious Activities Committee t; Open Forum, 4 (Co-chairman, 4); Tennis, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, -2, 3, 4; Lntramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4. Columnist extraordinary . . . nonchalant . . . clear thinker . . . has care- less drawl and slouch. Robert Thompson, hum Washington, D.C. Economics Dramat, 1, -2, :i. 4; Orchestra, 3; Student !hristian Association, 1 ; A. I ' . Fund Committee (Chairman. 4). Batty over Brahms— hates swing- . . . abysmal voice, stratospheric height . . . A..U. institution. Mildred Todd, Al Sauna, Kansas English Kansas Wesleyan University, 1, -2; Miami University, 3; Chorus, 4; Glee Club, 4. Straightforward . . . sincere . . . ears and eyes glued to switchboard . . . calm, unruffled knitter. 71 Harold E. Toner, PZK Warren, Pennsylvania Physics, Mathematics Draniat, 3, 4; Aucola, 3, 4 (Sports Editor, 4); Hamilton House Association, (President. 3); Arbor Dav (Chairman, 2); Varsity Club (President, 3, 4); Basketball, 2; Football, 1, 2. 3, 4; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4. Slow speaker . . . avid athlete . . . blows off steam in chem. lab. Carroll Alden Vigeant, AXQ Washington, D.C. English Class Honors, 2; Aipha Chi Omega (Rush Chairman, 4); Dramat, 4; Aucola, •2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4. Five-foot night owl . . . sleepy or completely and untiringly effervescent. Baltimore, Maryland Charlotte L. Wells, A D History Alpha Phi (Vice-President, 3; President, 4); Hockey, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4; Panhellenic Council, 3. 4. Utterly frank . . . logical thinker . . . hard fighter . . . accomplishes much — in bursts! Adele White, BBB, £ t A Cabin John, Maryland Beta Beta Beta (Secretary, 3); A Club, 4; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3. Theme song: I Love the Hosses . . . small fussbudget . warm-hearted. Biology generous. 72 Betsy Winter, Cap and Gown Washington, D.C. English Cap and Gown (Historian, 4); National College Poetry Society (Vice- President, Treasurer, 3); Eagle, 3, 4; Eyrie (Poetry Editor, 3). Miss Americana . . . whiff of Tweed, tinkle of a green grape-bracelet. Marguerite Woodberry, M sIUNGTON, D.C. ClIKMISTHY Phi Mu (Assistant Treasurer, 8; President, i); Dramat, 1, i; Glee Club, ; Chorus, 4; Student Christian Association, 1, 2, 3; Panhellenic Council, 4 (Secretary, 4). Army brat . . . harmonizing element among chemical unknowns . . . lovable, gracious, dainty. Merritt L. Harding, t SK TuNKHANNOCK. PENNSYLVANIA Phi Sigma Kappa (Secretary, 3; Vice-President, 4); Aucol Manager, i): International Relations Club, 1, ' 2, 3, 4. Brisk and lively ... a cheery twinkle reflected in his specs. Political Science i Advertising Elizabeth Ellison Washington. D.C. Sociology Tennessee Wcslcyan College, 1, •i; Student Christian Association, 3. Washington, D.C. Debate, 4. Mervin Harris Economics Clara Jane Langmack Washington, D.C. Education University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 1; Mar- jorie Webster School, •-!; Intramurals, 3, 4. Douglas Stephenson Washington, D.C. History Student Christian Association, 1, 2, :!. 4: Basketball (Assistant Manager, 1, Z). Margaret Thornton Washington, D.C. Romance Languages Organ Assistant, 3, 4. 73 fe The Meeting was Adjourned at-- 9 WORTHY opponents.- . . . Creech non- chalantly dashing off debate letters on the way to class. . . . Pile of chorus envel- opes on the piano. . . . The blend was good. Basses, cover that top tone. . . . Mr. Mac ' s harem. . . . Little Jo patiently correcting galleys. . . . Irate editor demanding ad. copy from a slow-poke printer. . . . Who stole the AUCOLA scis- sors? . . . Stewart gleefully de-gluing brushes. . . . Pile of Xmas toys in the lobby of Hurst — You too can help make poor chillun happy! . . . Le cercle francais, jcudi, a quatre houres. . . . Patterson on the Lima Conference — Pol.sei. studes listen seriously. . . . Speaker ' s Bureau? Oh, ask Amtower. ' . . • Poetry Club members in the little dining room munch and chuckle at Sartwell on Wordsworth . . . . This business of being wardrobe mistress, stage manager, scene shifter, et al. . . . Entr ' acte tango by Shoop and Bartlett — Third bruiser, Toner, caught in a spring dance to Green finger ' s overture! - Dr. Weeks, Ronald McCulloch, Miss Cotton, Helen A. Miller, Dean Brown, Dean Woods, Miss Zink, Ernest Webb, Dr. Bauer, Wilbur Parker College Council OFFICERS Charles Stewart, President Samuel Keker Vice-President Solange Strong, Secretary Wilbur Parker ' 38-39 Bill Adams 39- ' 40 Comptroller- Business Managers Helen Miller Charles Mayer Junior re pre sen ta tires Ernest Webb, Jr. Sophomore representative Ronald McCulloch Freshman representative Faculii representatives Dr. Bauer Miss Cotton Miss Zink Miss Brown Dr. Woods Dr. Weeks Dr . McConnell Dr. Gray BUSINESS, business, all is business, saith the College Council, that new experiment in commu- nal college government. This form of government replacing last year ' s Student Council is at present proving highly successful. An attempt at student- faculty-administration cooperation, it is made up of representatives of three groups, students, fac- ulty and the Chancellor. To meet student demands for evidence of more work and less talk, for more cooperation and less indignation, for more liberalism and less conser- vatism, the following plan was drawn up last year and passed through the College Questionnaire (which happily included everything from chapel, to council, to chow) : technically, the main jobs of the council are to approve budgets, to distribute money among the various campus organizations, and to act as a clearing house for suggestions con- cerning campus improvements and college policy changes. If a suggestion or a proposal originates in one of the campus boards, it is then referred to the council; from there it goes to the student body and to the faculty, finally returning to the council (that is, if there ' s a wisp of the original proposal still floating around). When one delves into the mysteries of council personnel, there are four students on the council, chosen by their respective classes, and four seniors elected by the stu- dent body to fill the various offices, in addi- tion to eight faculty members elected by the faculty at large. Yoila, gentlemen, we give you the College Council Charles Stewart. President of the Student Body Social Activities Board DOES your club or class feel the call of soft lights and swing? Then hie yourself to see Mary Martz, chairman of the Social Activities Board. This obliging young lady will fix you up with the proper date and tell you all the whys and wherefores of dance giving, such as the time, finances, and chaperons. To be more explicit, this branch of the College Council is the co- ordinator of all social activities and must O.K. everything from the Wacky Tacky to the Junior Prom. Representatives from each class and the faculty committee on social affairs meet to decide the policy in regard to college functions. This year the board has attempted to give the college more and better dances with a most pleasing result. Orientation Boaril A BOON to Freshmen, the Orientation Board, acting in conjunction with the College Council, is made up of five students, two appointed by the board ' s president, the others elected from the three upper classes. Programs were planned and executed with the help of oak. Cap and Gown, and the S.C.A.; one innovation was the election of student advisors chosen from the faculty. 79 WASHINGTON. D. C. FEBRUARY 21. 1939 Addenda By Spalding Guild To Meet Warren Enley of the Bureau of Standards will discuss experiments of that bureau at the regular meet- ing of the Women ' s Guild, to be held today at 11 a. m., in ' Women ' s -• ' dence H» - A.U. CALENDAR Wednesday, February Si— Holiday Basketball, Gymnasium vs. Johns Hopkins Thtirtday, February S3 — International Relations Gab Hurst Hall, 7:45 p. m. Friday, February Hi — Basketbal ' ' • »nuium; A.U- Debaters Encounter Numerous Opponents Repre ing the Mer onald Creech and Melvin I Fox are to debate the Southeastern University at the Y.M.C.A. on Feb- ruary 21, On the 24th the affirmative team consis - of Cor I A. U. Chorus Concert Tour Includes Radio Broadcasts Dramatics Philadelphia Alumni Dinner Planned For Trip thirty-one members With smooth feathers and a polished beak the Eagle flapped down on us unawares this year. Before we knew it, sixty names were appear- ing on the masthead as keepers of A.U. ' s bird-child. Desks pockmarked by many pencils and three perforated type- writer ribbons on three dilapidated typewriters constitute the perma- nent features. Non-permanent features include gum-chewing editors, harassed head-writers looking for non-existent pencils, and feet-prop- ping reporters who know and tell the latest dirt. Take a bow, Editorial Board. 80 Irving Spalding EDITORIAL BOABD Edward Dietz Jo Shepherd ASSOCIATE EDITORS Desk Editors Charles Corddry, Charles Laughton, William McClure Daily Bulletin Ruth Sherier Photography Editor. . . Walter Barkdull NEWS STAFF Muriel Bain, Leon Bick, Mickey Binder, Margaret Bleth, Adelaide Bushong, Frances Campbell, Addison Clay, Frances Cruikshank, Jean Evans, Lois Evans. Virginia Goodwin, Marjorie Hale, Fred Horton, Gordon Jowers, Shirley Karas, Mary Janet Kenvon, Norman Leonard, Robert Little, Codelle Lushbaugh, Tina Marsh, Mary Martz, Bettv Mathews, Jean Miller, Ronald MeCulloch, Ralpha Randeil, Sarii Ann Rapp, Bervl Reed, Hector Sherertz, Henry Shields. Dot Smith, Charles Stewart, Carl Tavlor, Jacqueline Waldron, Nancy Warner, Daniel Wentz, Vivian Yeager. Margaret Ellison, Nell Sarles, Betty Sadler, Jean Aller, Elsie Stavely, Betsey Winter. business board Business Manager Helen Palmer Accountant Harold Bondman Circulation Manager Judith Rose Advertising Manager. . .Levi McC rady BUSINESS STAFF Mary Curry, David Einstein, Babette Liebman, Marjorie Hale, Mary Posey. Jan Wheeler, Gordon Jowers. 1938 Member Associated Collegiate Press 1939 81 Associate Editor, Catherine Knockey Literary Editor, Frances Brewster Editor (Chief Time Killer!) Helen A. Miller ?? Time Killers .Drain trusters with literary leanings have done considerable leaning over the desks down in the Aucola office for the past few months. Saturday after Saturday has seen the Editor and her cohorts pasting, cutting, scribbling, and clawing their craniums for original ideas. Saturday after Saturday has seen the book crawl a little nearer toward completion. Innumerable quantities of pencils have been sharpened, uncountable sheets of copy paper have found a final resting place in the waste basket. The Aucola this year has entered upon a new policy of informality as to write-ups and candid shots as to pictures — these innovations, by the way, making a terrific dent in tradition. 82 AUCOLA STAFF Editor Helen A Miller EDITORIAL STAFF Advisory Associate Editor Mary Lou Klaas Associate Editor Catherine Knot-key Literary Editor Frances Brewster Photographic Editor Ernest Webb Activities Editor Virginia Rightor Sports Editor Harold Toner STAFF Staff Assistant Adelaide Bushong Charles Davidson, Barbara Marshall. Henry Shields, Sarah Stewart, Fred Horton, Shirley Karns, Sarah Anne Rapp, Elizabeth Lawton, Lois Taylor, Dorothy Loftis, Rene Beard. Lillian Hawkins, Mary Sehaller, Mary Martz, Judith Rose, Margaret Ellison, Frank Meloy, Mary Hudson, Mary Curry, Margaretta Eckloff, Susan Moore, Nancy Warner. 83 — — — — ■ J ■■•- | C tnjymn Bjj The Do ' s ami llon ' ts • EDITORS Solange Strong Helen A. Miller Edward Dietz Assistant Editor ' atherine Knockev Instead of fooling around with stone tablets as Moses did, A.U. goes modern and sends out her commandments in a little black book. By the aid of this little jewel, size five inches by three inches, students of the old. new, and prospective varieties can find out all there is to know about American University. The Handbook which is published by the Col- lege Council this year turned over tradition ' s apple cart and included a complete list of the Panhel- lenic rushing rules. Explanations of the new set up in College government complete with diagrams and keys to the diagrams found a prominent place. In short, if you want to know where to park, to eat, to sleep, to study, to dance, to buy your books, or to pay your bills we refer you to the Stu- dent Handbook. 84 Women ' s House Council SHARE the wealth is the slogan of this year ' s House Council car- ried out with feeds and spreads galore. Adopting the velvet glove policy, the new regime has brought about a better social re- lationship between the girls. The dorm jitterbugs enjoyed most of all the nickleodian parties where pa jama-clad girls swing and sway to the soft strains of Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. High spot of the year was the Christmas season with parties, Santa Clauses, and the formal dinner preceding Dramat ' s fall play. Permanent signs marking progress are the ad- ditions to the office furniture presented by the girls. Office occupants can now swivel and read comfortably in the new chair and reminisce about cheese, crackers, and cokes, hardness of the floor in house meetings, and Speaker Reed of the House banging for order. OFFICERS Beryl Reed President Virginia Hozier Secretary Constance Cooley Treasurer Muriel Bain Procter Lillian Hawkins Social Chairman Dorm ' s choice 85 Varsity Debate Squad ?? The Hog Callers VARSITY debaters opened their mouths, polished up their larnyxes, and officially started business this year when the Women ' s Team clashed with Iowa State Teachers ' College. By this time the Pi Kappa Delta question, Resolved, That the United States should cease the use of public funds to stimulate business has been batted around so much that at mention of the word Resolved the team gives one grand shudder. With verbosity, verbatim, and hope of victory, A.U. teams have uttered Worthy oppenents against colleges from the stern and rock- bound coast to those from the middle of a sorghum field. Charles Stewart and Norman Leonard, representing American University, made a tour of several Eastern Colleges, winning some debates and losing some and returning definitely not speechless. As if the Varsity team was not enough, Freshman Manager Edgar Kellar, holding a pencil in one hand and a glass of water in the other, has put his team through vocalizations against freshmen of adjoining colleges and local high school teams. 86 At this point thirteen black arm bands are being prepared for thirteen men and women carrying little wooden debate boxes for the loss of their favorite coach, John Crawford. Speakers 9 Bureau UNDER the able nursing of genial Bishop Amtower. this baby or- ganization romped through its second year as one of the most wide- awake extra-curricular activities on campus. Last year thirty-six members of the Bureau used both pulpit and piano on the programs of twenty -five different organizations. Always bursting to express their opinions of their alert minds and bolstered by Time and the Reader ' s Digest (no ad!), this bunch of live wires promises to make the infant grow to gargantuan proportions. Freshman Debate Team 87 Vocal Yokels Students studying in the Hurst Hall Library are often vaguely aware of vigorous singing- above them in the Assembly Room. If one is sufficiently annoyed to investigate, he will find the music producers to be either that choice group, the Chorus, or one of the glee clubs, con- centrating with bulging eyes and quivering diaphragms on their exacting director, Mr. McLain. Women ' s Glee Club Men ' s Glee Club For a time after resounding with rehearsals for a busy fall of town concerts and Christmas Chapel, the school is strangely silent on a Wed- nesday evening or two; everyone knows that the Chorus is on its annual concert tour. Aided by the spirited publicity of Mr. Wolfe, the Chorus not only sang programs in Harrisburg, in Philadelphia, and in East Orange, but also broadcast over se veral stations in these cities. Later in the spring, not to be outdone, the (dee Clubs whetted up their tonsils and war- bled at several local engagements. Chorus and Chapel Choir 81) Just picture that! . . . Everybody bustling off to parts North, young man . . . Mr. Mac according to Curly — a wheel within a wheel . . . Wish somebody would tell us to keep our mouths shut . . . Talk about screen tests — or should we say scream tests . . . Faces that only a mother could love. 90 Gil ft JI Isfs Sunk ; hTl it ' .r - - j£p mii 1 J t ' i -4r F i ' ti .1 , The Two Timers With the strains of Minuet in E, Who is Sylvia? and one of Sousa ' s marches the representatives of A.U. ' s musical department made themselves known this year at the fall play— with tuxedos and music stands conspicuously filling the front of the gym. On the not-to- be-forgotten list is their music at the spring Shakespearian play. A postscript on that same list would include the annual concert given before the Student Assembly, followed, needless to say, by consider- able whistles and clappings such as only an A.U. audience can render. The band, after brushing off the spider webs, dragged out horns and traps for a session at football game and pep rally to the gratification of all concerned except the spiders. Anyone who has ventured down near the band room on practice days can testify to the fact that both band and orchestra have prac- ticed regularly. The final results show that Mr. Nuelson, the new di- rector, must have done some pretty successful baton-waving during ' 38-39. 91 si inh- ii I Christian Association OFFICERS James Hewitt, President Josephine Shepherd Vice-President Erva Barger Recording Secretary Dorothy Loft is ( Corresponding Secretary Charles Laughton Treasurer Lillian Hawkins Victor Purse Social Chairmen Carl Taylor Publicity Chairman Virginia Hosier Ernest Webb Campus Contactors Dr. A. B. Potorf Dr. J. W. McConnell Advisers A WELL-PLANNED and varied program, a progressive and hard-working cabinet, in- terested and helpful advisers — all have con- tributed to make the Student Christian Asso- ciation one of the most active, influential or- ganizations on campus. Throughout the year the group has striven to acquaint the students more fully with Washington and to present more vitally some of the social problems. The first of the many campus activities of the Association was Freshman Week, aiding the new students to familiarize themselves with the college. In the fall Dad ' s Day, and in the spring Mother ' s Day, were well carried off. Vesper services were conducted both at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. The Association did not confine itself to the campus alone, but extended its work throughout Washington. At a Hallowe ' en 92 Carnival it acted as host to the Christian Endeavor Union and the Epworth Leagues of the city. Interesting field trips were conducted to various community projects, notable various alley dwellings of the city and to Greenbelt. Happiness was brought to some of the less fortunate people in the city by a Christmas party, given for one hundred fifty under-privi- leged Washington children; by a Valentine party given in February for children of the Swartzell Methodist Home for Orphans, and by a program given at the Old Folks ' Home early in the spring. Inter-racial understanding was bettered through a group discus- sion between members of the Student Christian Association and stu- dents of Howard University. Instead of discussing race problems the group considered juvenile delinquency, a subject of common interest to both races. This year S.C.A. has featured inter-collegiate activities including a combined mass Easter service on Good Friday and a conference held in April with colleges from along the Atlantic seaboard. Dr. Patterson and Kim Shoop, President of the International Relations Club International Relations Clnb 1 HE International Relations Club is an outgrowth of a desire on the part of the students of The American University to increase their knowledge of international affairs. By becoming acquainted with foreign countries through exchange students, the I.R.C. is endeavor- ing to destroy prejudices and to create an attitude of tolerance for the foreigner ' s ideals and ways of living. The year ' s activities were opened by a picnic at which Dr. Riddick told of his year in Germany. Later Dr. Ellory Stowell of the Graduate School and Robert Eggart, international exchange student from the University of Berlin, spoke on current European problems. The Hall of Nations students from Holland, England, Hungary, Brazil, and Italy participated in a panel during the year. Other speakers included Dr. John C. Patterson from the Graduate School, Avhose topic was The Lima Conference, and Sir Wilmot Lewis, foreign correspondent for the London Times. 94 Words-Worths OFFICERS Nellie Strong President Fred Horton Vice-President and Treasurer Sarah Anne Rapp Recording Secretary Gordon Jowers Corresponding Secretary IT is the ambition of all campus poets to become members of Omicron Epsilon Pi better known as the Poetry Club. Requirements for entrance to this clect group are very stringent, however, and an applicant must show that he is interested not only in pouring over the works of g 1 poets but thai he is a pretty fair pen-wielder himself. Once or twice a year the club sponsors a contest to en- courage campus poets and those whose verses come up to the standards of the society are invited to become members. ( )nce a week the club meets to hear readings of the works of world-famous poetry as well as cam- pus-noted writings. Occasionally the meetings 1 e- come parties and are held at the homes of various members. To encourage further the chewing of pen-tips for poetic inspiration, plans are now being made to print a monthly for poetic effusions. H. l.ii A. Miller. Addison Clay. Ja line Waldron, Alice Swick, Sarah Anne Rapp, Fred Horton, Jean Evans, Francis Hill. Gordon Jowers, Alicia Allen. Mary Slappey, Virginia Rightor. 95 Shakespeare ' s immortal Hamlet is American University ' s thirteenth Shakespearean production. So«-ks and Boots- Catherine Knockey President Mary Louise Klaas Stage Manager Eliza Goddard Carroll Vigeant Property Mistresses Rene Beard Wardrobe Mistress Harold Toner Electrician IN the spring of 1938 Dramat seriously un- dertook the tremendous task of bringing Pro- fessor Hutchins ' dream of ten years ' standing to a final culmination. They produced Hamlet on Friday the 13th! No lightness of mood or flippancy of acting dared creep into the boards of the gym during the four months of inten- sive rehearsal; the cast disciplined itself gruel- ingly by keeping tragedy ' s boot firmly in place. The result — A.U. will never forget its own production of Hamlet that reached pro- fessional standards in its artistic perfection. But the minds of college students can be supressed just so long and then — they secure and present an opus title Mystery at Green- fingers containing enough gunshots and 96 screams to offset any possible permanent Hamletian infection. Indeed, the first production in this country of J. B. Priestley ' s comedy -mystery would make one think that Tragedy had stalked by forever, for the bloom- ing flowers and trilling birds that heralded Hamlet returned, but Dramat, having tired of boots was doing a Jiggs in the com- fortable socks of comedy, happily presenting the Taming of the Shrew. Mystery at Greenfingers with Catherine Knockey, American University ' s eight play actress, starring SHERMAN LEE has graduated. But it is the privilege of the 1939 Auco- la to recognize the beauty and artistry of his portrayal of Shakespeare ' s most diffi- cult character— Hamlet. The performance will become a milestone in American Uni- versity history, and it is to Sherm thai the credit is due. 97 Four Secoiuls To Go ! ! ! ! MUSCULAR men, sore throats and lemons, pennants and goal posts crooking their arms to usher in the football season — watching from the grandstand both victory and defeat — football echoes dying away in the distance — Hutterly and Pnrse setting feet to stamping down in the gym with their A basket, a basket, A.U. wants a basket ' — whizzing balls and newly lined courts drawing back the curtains on our heroes of the tennis world in white shoes and calloused hands — women not to be outdone donning their Amazon togs and issuing forth in the direction of the basketball court to wrangle over games in the inter-class and inter-Sorority series — Where are my shin guards? — Hockey sticks cracking at the crucial moment — smaller balls doing their part manfully on the ping pong tables — a stage full of athletic A.U.-ites and the curtain falls. Eagles Overcome Randolph- Macon MM (to « «$ $ v ■« Be Held on Campus W 102 Athletic Board MEMBERS Dr. Anderson Chairman Dr. McConnell Dr. Engel James Applegate George Brown Hugo Schulze In order to centralize the athletic policy the Ath- letic Board consists of faculty members and stu- dents, with the Chancellor, the Dean, and the coaches being ex-officio members. This has resulted in a marked improvement over the previous sys- tem. The combination of students and faculty on the hoard has solved many of the former problems, as both sides are represented in the discussions. The function of the board is to make recom- mendations for personnel, to determine what sports the school shall engage in, to choose the opponents, and to control the athletic budget. In the field of intramurals, the Athletic Board determines the policy to be followed. This board has started the University on a sound athletic policy this year . This same spirit of cooperation and understanding on the board can lead only to a better athletic program. 103 Ka I 4 ■ ■40 F q i 1f £ t r ' ■ •, ' . - .-.» V, - ?f A.U s Bird Men Starting the season with only four veterans the Eagles were handicapped as they came up against several seasoned teams. The lack of substitutes made it impossible to bolster the defense in the final minutes of the games. With the same eleven men playing sixty minutes of hard fighting ball each is only fair to say they were winning or holding their opponents to a tie at each half time; and only by the use of fresh men against them were the opponents able to score their victories. The highlight of the season was the victory over Saint John ' s College of Annapo- lis, giving American University its first victory over the Johnnies since the beginning of their athletic relations. The scores of the games are no indication of the efforts put forth by the men who carried the burden throughout the season. The work of the freshmen was highly satisfactory; their eagerness to carry on was an inspiration to the veterans to do their best. With these freshmen, with the sophomores, and with the juniors returning next year, the fortunes of the football team should swing up- ward. Coaches Welch. Cassell. and Menke did a great deal of work in putting their charges in condition to play each Saturday. To these coaches we owe a great deal for their inspiring leadership and help. Their work in turn was not shown by the record of wins and losses, but it is recognized and treasured by those fellows who played under them. 104 Recognition i the close of the season the Touchdown j . Club of Washington presented a trophy ™ donated by George Marshall and the .l Washington Redskins in George Brown, ■ . as the most valuable player. This trophy is given each year to the outstanding play- er on the team, and it is fitting that it should go to George, who is not a headline player, but who is a hard-working lineman whose value is usually appreciated only by the backfield men. To next year ' s captain we can say, Carry on, George, and we know he will lead the boys to victory. In the rating of the local newspapers we find the names of Bartlett, Shoop, and George Brown, iim l valuable player on American I . ' s I oner among the honorable mentions for too tbaU team, receiving t rophy from Coach Gus Welch halfback, tackle, and quarterback respec- tively. This honor is not to be taken lightly, for the boys deserve it, having been the main cogs of the Eagle machine for their four years here. Those football fans who watched them perform are sorry to see them finish their football careers at American University. Football Scores, ' 38 A.U. Opp. Swarthmore VI 21 Saint John ' s (I Hampden-Sydney 27 Haverford 31 7 Johns Hopkins University . . L 20 Local newspaper awards go to Barty, Shoop, and Toner 10.5 106 It ' s in the Basket! 1 HE American University ' s Varsity lias left a splendid record, after going through one of the toughest schedules an Eagle quintet lias ever faced. Competing with such teams as Georgetown, Manhattan, Bucknell, and Hampden-Sidney, the inspired Eagles did well to register nine victories against seven defeats. To those who watched the games, there was a definite feeling ' that the hoys were working for a common purpose. Their excellent teamwork came as a result of hard practice and a spirit of cooperation; for this spirit the team owes much to their coach and friend, Stafford Cassell. The work of Captain Bartlett was outstanding throughout the season, although he was hard pressed for honors by Hugo Shultze and George Brown. The appearance of Carl Byham on the Eagle court gave American University one of its most potential players. Among those men who made the team ' s success possible through their un- stinting efforts we find Webb, Riffenbary, and Hudson, the other lettermen on the team. 107 Stee--Rike Tha-Ree!!! .Baseball has returned to American University, after a lapse of sev- eral years, through requests of the students. The sport has been re- ceived with great enthusiasm, leading us to believe that in the future this sport will become an important part of our Athletic Department. We are fortunate in having Stafford Cassell at the head of our base- ball men. Mis experience at Dickinson Seminary, and for a time with Williamsport in the Xy-Penn League, will be valuable to the team. Should he prove as versatile in baseball as he has in the other sports he has coached, we are assured of a well-coached and alert nine. Believing that a good start is half the battle, Staff has scheduled some of the best nines in this vicinity, among them are: Georgetown. Western Maryland, Juniata, Hampden-Sydney, and Randolph-Macon, With this type of opposition the team will be forced to produce some fast ball, and according to early predictions the boys will be able to hold their own throughout the schedule. Deuce Jr koceedixg as in the past, Doc Holton, the tennis coach, has sched- uled some of the finest tennis teams in the East for the Eagle oppo- nents. Among them are Cornell, Wake Forest, Elon, Virginia Military Institute, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Bucknell, Hampden-Sydney, Wayne, Randolph-Macon, Bridgewater and Catawba. It is the opin- ion of the coach that this year ' s team will prove to be of the same high calibre as in the past. Led by Bud Fausold, one-time Pennsylvania State Junior Tennis Champion, supported by Webb, Hudson, and Sitnik, lettermen from last year, this team should prove to be one of the best the University has ever had. 109 110 Iiitraiuurals 1 his year the Intramural department under the direction of Stafford Cassell has endeavored to give a varied and active sporting program to all the men of the college. The program has for its objectives recrea- tion, social contacts, group spirit, better health, a more varied interest in all sports, and better scholarship from the participants in its activi- ties. The benefits of individual and group competition are enjoyed through basketball, soccer, table tennis, volley ball, horseshoe pitch- ing, Softball and swimming. Several coeducational functions such as a swimming party and a treasure hunt were held to aid the social activi- ties of the University. In addition to the campus program, contacts were maintained with the intramural departments of other colleges in the District. American University had the distinction of sponsoring the first table tennis tournament in the District of Columbia. Next year new equipment will be obtained and gym instruction for its correct use will be given. Although a large percentage of the stu- dents not participating in varsity sports took part in the program this year, the aim for the coming season is to engage all of the students in at least one intramural sport. Ill M Helen Brundage, Francis Hill, Sally Shepherd, Mary Lou Klaas, Helen Palmer. Erva Barger, Eunice Thawley, Dorothy Shepherd A CLUB OFFICERS Helen Palmer President Dorothy Shepherd J ' ice-President Helen Brundage Secretary- Treasn rer Dorothy Shepherd Hockey Manager Helen Brundage Minor Sports Manager A AWARDS Dorothy Shepherd, 2 Sally Shepherd Helen Brundage, 3 Erva Barger Virginia Hozier Helen Palmer, 2 Eunice Thawley, 2 Francis Hill Mary Louise Klaas Adele White, 2 Barbara Bryant Signifies total number of let- ters received in previous years A Club WlTH the newly revised Girls ' A Club offer- ing- an added impetus to participation in sports, girls galore turned out for the fall sports to win sixty points for their A ' s. The Eagle Hockey team swung into action with a bang. Many a ferocious Eagle bit the dust as she slithered along on her tailfeathers in the mud. In spite of hockey balls bouncing off heads and shins, we enjoyed our games with other Washington hockey teams. The hockey season closed with a dual meet held on the cam- pus Homecoming Day. Although the weather put a damper on the fall tennis tournament before the school cham- pion could be determined, individual class win- ners proved their ability. To bring a successful season to a finish, the club awarded eleven de- serving lassies beautiful new orange letters. 112 Infornials Formats Interf rat Prom 3IlNOR stampede in Sorority Hall on bid- day Pan Hell meeting today, chum. . . . Sigma Phi Helta slumber party during Christmas. . . . Interfraternity heads to- gether resulting in a samo-o-th dance — Invitation and programs to match. . . . Frat rushing — the weary willies dragging to school in between times. ... A heavenly respite after Hell IVite. . . . Fifty-seven different varieties of practicing — Song Fest — Jaw-wide grins from A Chi O and Phi Ep. . . . Spalding, our new chorus director. . . . Shall we go formal or not to that convention supper? ... No loung- ing at Alpha Thet-Phi Sig Fun Nite. . . . More quartets on the loose! . . . Meloy a bit bat-eyed from soeial meeting. . . • Elbows on tables, bulling at Stouffcr ' s. . . . D.G.- Phi Mu district conventions coinciding — respective presi dents on their best. . . . Gee! Time for another set of rushing rules! College Honor Society One of the most desired honors on campus is membership in College Honor, com- posed of seniors and of faculty members of Phi Beta Kappa and of Sigma Psi. This is recognition only for seniors who have unusual scholastic records and high standing in activities. The society notes not merely grades, but working, applicable knowl- edge, real scholastic achievement. On April 11th an open meeting was held preceded by initiation of the entire group of seniors elected for the year. Dr. William Leisserson, chairman of the National Mediation Board, addressed the group. OFFICERS President Dr. Earl A. Dennis J ' ice-President Dr. Lowell F. Huelster Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Alton A. Lindsey STUDENT MEMBERS Walter Bastian, Donald Creech, Jean Evans, Lemuel Fraser, Catherine Knockey, Mary Eliza- beth Morse, Charles Stewart, Solange Strong. FACULTY MEMBERS Dr. George B. Woods, Miss Mary Louise Brown, Mr. Will Hutchins, Dr. Walter F. Shenton, Dr. Leon C. Marshall, Dr. Eugene Anderson, Dr. William B. Holton, Dr. Theodore Andersson, Dr. Louis C. Hunter, Dr. Glen F. Rouse, Dr. Edward W. Engel, Dr. Lowell F. Huelster, Dr. Earl A. Dennis, Dr. Robert S. Sackett, Miss Cornelia M. Cotton, Dr. Alton A. Lindsey. ALUMNI MEMBERS— 1936-38 Melvin Wheatley, Jr., ' 36; G. Albert Cooper, ' 36; Catherine E. Church, ' 36; Margaret R. Spiller, ' 36; Mary Lesta Wakeman, ' 36; Harriet A. Reed, ' 36; Carol Laise, ' 38; Susan Drager, ' 37; Margaret Hall, ' 37; Richard Hummer, ' 37; Frances Page, ' 37; William Powell, ' 37; Helen Sanderlin, ' 37; Owenita Sanderlin, ' 37; Marguerite Stevenson, ' 37; Ethel Whitlow, ' 37; Margaret Woods, ' 37; Mary Aiken, ' 38; David Copenhafer, ' 38; Jane Getz, ' 38; Rita Lentz, ' 38; Lucile Maris, ' 38. 118 v p Hp J The O.K.- s A In 1938 the local Brahmin Honor Society was awarded the Al- pha Omega Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary fraternity which recognizes men who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities. It brings together the most representative men in all phases of college life and links members of the faculty and student body on the basis of mutual interest and understanding. This year a change was made in policy. From now on new members will be elected without previous petitioning. The group helped in orientating the Freshmen and has spent much time in arousing interest in ODK in other schools. The president for 1938- ' 39 is Walter Bastian. Other members include Sam Keker. Charles Stew- art, Emerson Bartlett. Donald Creech and Irving Spalding. Omicron Delta Kappa tapping 119 We are Seven ' MEMBERS OF CAP AND GOWN Solange Strong- Betty Morse, President Dorothy Loftis Betsy Winter Catherine Knockey Josephine Shepherd Helen Palmer CAPS and Gowns didn ' t seem to cramp the style of seven senior women who appeared first behind the hot dog and candy counters at the football games earning enough sheckles to warrant making out a budget. Budgeting both time and money, they man- aged to squeeze in teas, Freshmen and career ditto, charm school, and in collaboration with the Phy- sical Education Department, an attempt to make of a May Fete a timely American tradi- tion for American University. 1-20 Pi I. a in in. ' i Mil OFFICERS Charles Stewart President Niirnian Leonard Vice-President Dr. Lowell F. Huelster Secretary- Treasurer and Faculty Adviser OTHER MEMBERS Dr. Delos O. Kinsman, Dr. John McConnell, Dr. Allan Fisher, Kimber Shoop, Leon Bick, Emerson Bartlett, and Harold Boudman. Charles Stewart, President James Bondman Leon Biek Norman Leonard Kimber Shoop Emerson Bartlett The 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. Membership is extended to stu- dents majoring in history, in addition to the usual membership includ- ing those majoring in economics and political science. Ul Nature ' s Noblemen For the many A.U. students who devote themselves cross-eyed to glaring patiently into microscopes in order to glean the exclusive facts of the private life of a hydroid or of a dahlia, there has been established a chapter of BBB, the national fraternity for biologists. Aspirants to this vegetal circle must have made superior grades in a definite number of hours — no loafing here ! Not content merely with the usual routine of study, BBB wishes to stimulate students to find out for themselves the number of feathers on a chicken or the history of a typhoid microbe. Seminars are usually held to benefit other members by reports on these research sessions. To instruct wondering laymen in the mysteries of the universe, every other year the organization sponsors a science show. Here we see literati and world affairs experts reduced to open mouths and popped eyes wandering about the labs enjoying the scaly company of gila monsters and hop toads, the intimate squeeze of the blood-pressure gauge, and the sudden magnifying of the circulatory system of an egg. 122 •Tlie P. IK Quills OFFICERS Mary Lou Klaas President Helen A. Miller Secreta ry- Treasu rer ONCE a week when the Student Council room is perhaps caught empty unawares, a stream of liter- ary individuals with pens dripping behind their ears make the pub next door echo with talk about the Literary. These are members of Pi Delta Epsilon. the journalistic frat, elected be- cause they have been chief slave drivers on news- paper and yearbook staffs for at least two years and have faithfully kept the publications office heaped high with pictures and papers. Innovators not only in the physical forms of publications but also in plans and projects, the Pi Delts have formed a Publicity Board for events on campus; in other words, if Murgatroyd Q. Boomer is elected to a praiseworthy organization, the home town is notified and the big boy is written up in an inch squib in the local gazette. Another philan- thropic scheme is the school for embryonic college editors sponsored by the V.I. P. A., the all-high in- terpress association. ] -2:5 Charles Stewart, ' 39 President Jane Getz, ' 38 Mary Lesta Wakeman, ' 36 Delta Sigma Itho Highlighting the year for Delta Sigma Rho, national foren- sic fraternity, is the National Student Congress of Delta Sigma Rho held here in Washington in the spring. Members are elected to the organization on the basis of scholarship, two years ' active work on the Varsity squad and participation in at least three intercollegiate debates. Charles Stewart is the only member on campus this year. Lesta Wake- man and Jane Getz are graduate members. Dean Woods is the faculty adviser. H4 C ' oinifil OFFICERS Walter Bastian President Charles Mayer Vice-President Kimber Shoop Secretary Emerson Bartlett irer Presidents from all the fraternities and one addi- tional brother from each group compose the Inter- fraternity Council. Its purpose in life is to prom »te better conditions among both frat and non-frater- nity men on the campus. In addition to this the members pool their wits to draw up rushing rules and other regulations which pertain to all the fraternities. Walter Bastian. gavel in hand, fills the execu- tive position. Dr. Lowell F. Huelster is the faculty adviser. Other members include Jack Earle. Charles Mayer. Emerson Bartlett. Carl Taylor. Sam Keker. and Dick Connelly. Brothers and sisters of the Interfratemity Council and Panhellenic Council, respectively, held a family reunion in a big way in the fall — the result being the Interfraternity Prom, a compli- ment to any family. 125 f » 4 W 0% Shoop Harding Boudman Hewitt Adams Connelly Keker Maize Orshak Toner Hall MacKellar Sparks Evans Fausold McClure McCulloch Byham Fox MacLane 126 Phi Sigma Kappa Founded at Massachusetts State College in 1873 EPSILON TRITON CHAPTER Established November H, 1936 Chapter Officers President Kimber Shoop Vice-President Merrit Harding Sentinel J. Richard Connelly Treasurer C. Harold Boudman William E. Adams Secretary James Hewitt Members Gregg Burns, Carl Byham, Latimer Evans, Bud Fausold, Robert Hall, Samuel Keker, Gerald MacKeller, Samuel Maize, Ellsworth McClane, Bill McClure, Ronald McCulloch, Paul Orshak, William Robinson, Jack Sparks, Harold Toner, Daniel Wentz. 1-27 Alpha Theta Phi Founded at American University November 23, 1928 Chapter Officers President Emerson Bartlett Vice-President Carl Taylor Recording Secretary Bill Hutterly Corresponding Secretary .... Howard Hudson Treasurer Stanley Ranch Members James Applegate, George Blanchard, Charles Cordrey, Bruce Etchison, Hamilton Gewehr, John Jablonsky, B. M. Jacobson (social member), John Manchester, Wilbur Metcalf (social member), Archie Norford, Eugene Norton, Bart Reese, Henry Shields, Irving Spalding, Charles Stewart, Glenn Sweigart, John Trowbridge, Ernest We bb. 128 £LJL2. Pounder ' s Day Banquet 1-29 Mayer Parsons Ingalls Narcera 130 Lambda Tan Sigma Founded at American University 1937 Chapter Officers President John Earle Vice-President . . .... Charles Mayer Secretary . . . William Thompson Treasurer Joseph Walp Members Donald Davido, Robert Dixon, Dick Fuller, Charles Ingalls, Joseph Nocera, Leland Parsons, George Schmedegaard, John Stephen- son, Melvin Werksman, Herman Winkler. 131 Phi Epsilon Alpha Founded at American University in 1937 Chapter Officers President Walter Bastian Vice-President ... . James Donald Pettus Corresponding Secretary .... Philip Bentley Recording Secretary Fred Horton Treasurer Wilbur Parker Members John Abbadessa, Walter Barkdull, Dura Chase, Donald Creech, Walter Handy, Burke Hertz, Gustave Hertz, David Hughes, Robert Lake, James MacFarline, Frank Meloy, Robert Neff, Harry Newby, Edward Nicholson, Victor Purse, James Puryear, Charles Spenser, Samuel Stone, Clayton Wood. 135 Bastian Pettus Parker Bentley Horton Creech Fraser Meloy Handy Purse B. Hertz Purvear Spenser Alibadessa Barkdull Chase Neff Xewby Nicholson Wood Phi Epsilon Alpha Quartet Bastian taps Creech for Omicron Delta Kappa 133 Energetic Greeks OFFICERS Virginia Goff, President Charlotte Wells Vice-President Marguerite Woodberry Secretary Kitty Dickey Treasurer Barbara Marshall — Alpha Chi Omega Betty Lawton — Alpha Phi Ruth Dewey — Delta Gamma Helen Miller— Phi Mu Katharine Biggs Frances Brewster — Associate Members Sigma Phi Delta Representatives ACTIVE, energetic, enterprising— Panhellenic in its third year, is showing itself to be one of the most successful organizations on campus. By the able work of its members, who are the presi- dents and one representative from each sorority, Panhel has carried out a number of Herculean tasks, of which the classic example is the drawing up of rushing rules and the concurrent penalties for breaking, a job which leaves limp, but finally satisfied, sorority women. Spectacular dates on Panhellenic ' s calendar were the tea for new women given at the begin- ning of the year, the Song Fest, one of the excep- tionally entertaining events on campus, and the District Panhellenic Conference held in February. 134 THIRD ANNUAL SONG FEST WINNERS Phi Epsilon Alpha, Fraternity first place Alpha Chi Omega, Sorority first place 135 Phi Mil Founded at Macon College in 1852 GAMMA DELTA CHAPTER Established November 19, 19SS Chapter Officers President Marguerite Woodberry First Vice-President Helen Miller Second Vice-President . . Elizabeth Smith Secretary Mary Martz Treasurer Lillian Hawkins Members Elizabeth Andrews, Elizabeth Ballon. Mary Banks, Patricia Cayo, Kathryn Chetham, Margaretta Eckloff, Lois Evans, Mary Mae Jacobs. June Jeffries, Jean Lines, Alice Massey, Virginia Omo, Ralpha Randall, Beryl Reed, Nellie Sarles, Corinne Seaton, Betty Stone, Laura Talbott. 136 ' oodberry H. Miller E. Smith Martz Hawkins Banks Lines Orao Andrews Ballou Chetham Christie Ecklotf Jacobs Massey Reed Talbott Jeffries Sarles Seaton Cayo L. Evans 137 Dickev Palmer Dewey Hunsinger Rose Bain Loftis Morse J. Shepherd Sorenson Todd J. Miller Posey D.Smith Howard M.Hudson Marsh Adams Harned R. Harris B. Smith M. Warner Wheeler 138 Delta Gamma Founded at University of Mississippi in 1876 BETA EPSILON CHAPTER Established March 21, 1936 Chapter Officers President Catherine Dickey Vice-President Helen Palmer Recording Secretary Ruth Dewey Corresponding Secretary .... Carol Hunsinger Treasurer Judy Rose Members Betty Adams, Muriel Bain, Mary Curry, Ruth Harris, Beth Howard, Mary Hudson, Dorothy Loftis, Margaret Marsh, Jean Mil- ler, Betty Morse, Mary Posey, Josephine Shepherd, Barbara Smith, Dorothy Smith, Carolyn Sorenson, Mildred Todd, Margery Warner, Janet Wheeler. 139 Alpha Chi Omega Founded at De Pauw University in 1885 BETA RHO CHAPTER Established June 3, 1937 Chapter Officers President Virginia Goff Vice-President Claire Aubrey Corresponding Secretary .... Mary Lou Klaas Recording Secretary Catherine Knockey T reasurer Ruth Smith Members Jean Aller, Rene Beard, Adelaide Bushong, Beth Drake, Jane Esterline, Virginia Hozier, Marian Johnson, Barbara Klein, Marjorie Letz, Norma Lambke, Codelle Lushbaugh, Barbara Marshall, Doro- thy McCoy, Edith Mitchell, Sarah Anne Rapp, Wilda Smith, Carroll Vigeant, Nancy Warner. 140 Goff Aubry Klaas Knockey R. Smith M. Johnson Lambke Vigeant Beard Marshall Bushong Drake Esterline Forbes Hozier N. Warner Aller Klein Letz McCoy Mitchell W. Smith 141 Wells Lawton J. Rogers Campbell Davis Cooley Rightor Strong Ellison Gibson Karns Matton Aldrich Binder Costa Gautier Hale Heiner MacKennen Parkhill Weible Yilson 14-2 Alpha Phi Founded at Syracuse University in 1872 BETA XI CHAPTER Established October 3, 1937 Chapter Officers President Charlotte Wells Vice-President Elizabeth Lawton Corresponding Secretary Jane Rogers Recording Secretary Frances Campbell Treasurer Margery Davis Members Elizabeth Acton, Jean Aldrich, Margaret Binder, Constance Cooley, Tita Costa, Margaret Ellison, Mary Gautier, Beatrice Gibson, Margery Hale, Marjorie Heiner, Shirley Karns, Marguerite Mattoon, Klovia McKennon, Elizabeth Parkhill, Virginia Rightor, Solange Strong, Geraldine Weible, Betty Wilson. 143 Sigma Phi Delta Founded at American University April 22, 1938 Chapter Officers President Katherine Biggs Vice-President Dorothy Shepherd Secretory .... • Frances Brewster Treasurer Susan Moore Members Erva Barger, Margaret Bleth, Priscilla Booth, Barbara Bryant, Marian Gordon, Frances Hill, Sue Horton, Mary Jane Rogers. Gere Dell Sale, Mary Shaller, Sally Shepherd, Nelva Ree Smith, Martha Steer, Betty Lou Sullivan, Alice Swick, Eloise Swick, Lois Taylor. Jackie Waldron, Dorothy YVaterbury, Adele Yhite, Vivian Yeager. 144 Biggs Barger Hill D. Shepherd Brewster Moore Gordon White Bryant Waterbury Steer A. Swick M.J. Rogers Horton Schaller N. Smith Sullivan Bleth Sale Taylor Yeager 145 TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DE-FEETED As Time ' marched on, numerous feet were vainly worn off so that the staff feels that a little boot-licking is owed to those who are not quite all there Acknowledgment It is not a very hard task for ine to pick out those people who have worked on the staff of this year ' s Aucola— and it won ' t be hard for you to appreciate their work as a whole in this book. However, there are a few to whom special recognition should go— Ernie Webb has been indespensable in his picture work — for which you are the judges. Frances Brewster ' s nimble wit has given you all of the fire and enthusiasm found in the write-ups. Mary Lou Klaas has done the side of the Aucola work which is very rarely appreciated publicly— not only for this year but four years she has cut and pasted the Rogue ' s Gallery of Juniors and Seniors. To go further would mean to list every member of the staff — which has been exceedingly cooperative this year. Whether you like the ' 39 Aucola, or whether you don ' t, you can praise or blame the whole staff. However, we do hope that you will feel that this has been a very timely book — and that it warrants publi- cation of the Aucola for many more years. Sincerely, The Editor. U7 ' . ' Purse and Hutterly celebrating the end of the 1939 Aucola That ' s all there is, folks; there isn ' t any more! 148 ADVERTISEMENTS Z3 , L = r J Patronize Our Advertisers WESLEY HEIGHTS PHARMACY YOUR COLLEGE DRUG STORE 3303 45th St., N.W. WASHINGTON, D. C. 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