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::■. v 9s mmmmm ■m FfcATER r Trz TOr T ' PlirS p£HT ' S Htf lEfi flAERI can UNIVERSITY ALUMNI OFFICE THE AMERICAN U WASH- 16, DC The American University Library WASHINGTON. D. C. ALUMNI OFFICE THE AMERICAN U WASH- 16, DC ARCHIVES 01 THU MURIGAfl UNIVERSITY citation - -?stet? TUDENTS OF THE BELLE SIMON • EDITOR RUTH J. GROSS • BUSINESS MANAGER u " TEuT AMERICAN • c-ra We respect his scholarship We value B fl J lpwe admire and iim as a man. DR. GEORGE WINSTON SMITH 3 he American University as you will see it in the 1943 Aucola— the chronological tour of the campus. Faculty and Business Staff prepare for the comicj|;; year : ' -. . . you Meet The Frosh who see the Campus ' S K PP elc e( i DV ie Sopho- mores. You join ai Hnj raj$|I ;: Swing, Meet The Greeks and become f gmfflj ppPrwomen. Spring brings the Junior Class Prom. Throughout the year you shout " Fight You Eagles " as you cheer your men on in athletics. Finally, Those At The Top— the Honoraries and the Senior Class. And now for your tour Paul Franklin. -Douglass . . . The American University ' s young and busy president ... loquacious and lively . . . spends the summer on monetary campaigns . . . the winter on enrollment campaigns . . . Dean George B. Woods and Dean Mary L. Brown, the administrators of student affairs . . . sympathetic yet stern . . . plan and integrate orientation for freshmen, social affairs for all, and the studies of many. . . . Dr. Shenton, Marshal of The University, carrying The Uni- versity Standard at the head of the academic procession opening the annual Convocation. fe ADMINISTRATIVE OFF I George B, Woods B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Dean of the College and Professor of English Mary Louise Brown B.A., MA. Dean of Women and Prof,. one of English Edward William Engel B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Administrative Assistant to the President andgjg Professor of Chemistry Will Hutchins B.A., B.F.A., L.H.D. Professor of Art C. Henry Leineweber Ph.D. Professor of German William Bultman Holton B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Professor of (Aiemistry Earl Aubrey Dennis B.A., Ph.D. Professor of Biology John Edward Bentley M.A., S.T.B., M.R.E., Th.D. Professor of Psychology FACULTY Walter Francis Shenton B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Professor of Mathematics Aubert Bain Potorf B.A., B.D., Th.M., Th.D., D.D. William Eraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy and Religion Jessie Mary Ferguson B.A., M.A, Ph.D. Professor of Education James Pyper Bird B.A., Ph.D. Visiting Professor of Romance Languages Summer: the faculty is scattered from Maine to California . . . teaching summer school . . . studying . . . writing . . . lecturing . . . playing. . . . Fall: orientation week and freshmen go to receptions at the president ' s . . . registration week and counseling . . . then the first day of classes . . . missing old faces, welcoming new ones . . . appraising the bull slingers, the grinds, the brilliant . . . Dr. Bentley frightens the freshmen with THE Outline . . . makes them laugh with a clever quip . . . Dr. Hutchins intrigues the most unesthetic with his vivid remarks . . . Mr. Stapay inaugurates a placement bureau — with more jobs than applicants! . . . graduates also assisted . . . the debate season opens with a new coach — Wayne Thompson . . . Dr. " Deedy " Dennis becomes liaison officer for the reserves of the army and navy . . . Dr. Spencer, female physicist, travels to St. Louis to deliver a paper before the American Merritt C. Batchelder B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor of English Irma Zink B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian Maurice Allison Mook B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology Peter P. Stapay B.S. in Sec. Sci. tssistant Professor of Secretarial Science Gustaf Bernhard Kalijarvi B.S. distant Professor of Physical Education and Director of Athletics Ruberta M. Olds Ph.B., M.A. Assistant Professor of Spanish FACULTY George Winston Smith B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History James McLain B.A. Assistant Professor of Music A. Alan Post B.A. Assistant Professor of Economics Domina Eberle Spencer B.S., M.Sc, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics Society of Illuminating Engineers . . . Miss Hall and Miss Gagnon are newcomers in charge of women ' s physical education . . . Kali- jarvi heads men ' s athletics . . . and the routine settles down for another year . . . mid-semesters — professors question whether prep- aration was made by sleep or study, books or bridge, cramming or cokes . . . students wonder whether the professor could write the exam in one hour let alone pass it ... if grades are based on length or content . . . Dances come — Dr. and Mrs. Shenton chaperon with a joke and a book respectively . . . Dean Woods and Dr. Engel attend the fifty-sixth convention of the Middle Atlantic States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools . . . Mrs. Robertson struggles with novice dramatic talent — succeeds in pro- ducing a good play and the best stage set A. U. has seen in many a day . . . Christmas vacation — Dr. Smith moves night and day Theodore Norris B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Instructor in Botany and Biology Horace S. Merrill B.Ed., M.Ph., Ph.D. Instructor in Political Science Jeannette Gagnon B.S. Instructor in Physical Education Helen N. Zentmyer B.A., M.A. Assistant Dean of Women Irving A. Spalding, Jr. B.A. Assistant in Journalism Wayne N. Thompson B.Ed., M.A. In si nil tor hi Speech and English FACULTY Barbara C. Hall B.S., M.A. Instructor in Physical Education Mary Frances Miller B.A., M.A. Instructor in Speech and Dramatics Kj Suzanne Mullett B.A. Assistant in Art Virginia Goodwin B.A. Assistant in llis or] quarters to the Library of Congress . . . Dr. Dennis continues experimentation on pigmentation of lizards . . . school again . . . vacancies on the faculty . . . Mrs. Gray replaces Mr. Post . . . Dr. Moolc is enthusiastically welcomed back from his leave of absence . . . energetic Mrs. Robertson gives up teaching for house- keeping — La Belle Miller becomes the new dramatic coach . . . final exams . . . papers, papers and more papers to correct . . . Mr. Thompson struggles with debaters ' antics . . . the entire faculty plans and works and works and plans for a gala anniversary celebration . . . Dr. Batchelder produces a dramatic epic — " The Founders " . . . Dean Woods and Dr. Potorf acquire beards and play the leads . . . Dr. Holton leaves for the army . . . Dr. Brownell instructs aspiring chemists . . . Mr. McLain prepares the spring concert . . . exams . . . vacation. June Caudill Olive Harvey Priscilla Howe Hugh E. Impev Rita Lentz Marion Merrill Sarah Neel D. Stewart Patterson Margaret Vosburgh m. BUSINESS STAFF Weet tk F R S H -x Cheerleader Eden leads the new students in a snake dance. THE Oab FRESHMA N CLASS OFFICERS Robert Malone President Gunesh Guran V ice-President Margaret McConnell Secretary Leroy Doolittle Treasurer FRESHMEN Muriel Adams Chevy Chase, Md. Mary Baldwin- . . • Bethesda, Md. Mary Bean Washington, D. C. Priscilla Birox Amesbury, Mass. Dorothy Brown Washington, D. C. Hazel Brown . . ■ Forest Hills, N. Y Sidxey Butterfield Chevy Chase, Md. Ri ' TH Capello Chevy Chase, Md. Irene Clay Washington, D. C. Pall Cromwell Washington, D. C. Kathryn Davidson . Washington, D. C. OAKLEY Dexter San Francisco, Calif. Mary Deimel Washington, D. C. Leroy Doolittle Wilford, Conn. Eileen Duncan Schenectady. N. Y. Carolyn Earhart Washington, D. C. James Engle Arlington, Va. Lawrence Fellows ...... Washington, D. C. Dolores Fenn Linco ln Park, N. J. Ragxa Fossberg Reykjavik, Iceland Jacqueline Friedman . . . South Norwalk, Conn. Constance Fuglestad Antrim, N. H. Stacia Ganas Washington, D. C. J a nine Gibbs • Washington, D. C. Jean Gochenour . ■ Washington, D. C. Peggy-Jean Greene ...... Washington, D. C. Arleen Greene New York, N. Y. Gunesh Glran Truro, Mass. FRESHMEN Grant Hallock Babylon, N. Y. Er.ma Hendry Stamford, N. Y. Jean Hewitt Washington, D. C. Julia Honeywell Bethesda, Md. Joseph Hossick Washington, D. C. Jaxis Housley Washington, D. C. Charles Hudson ...... Chevy Chase, Md. Patricia Jackson Chevy Chase, Md. Betty Jamieson Washington, D. C. Susan Jones Washington, D. C. James Justice Washington, D. C. Marie Kopulos Washington, D. C. Betty Kostakos Washington. D. C. June Kullberg Washington, D. C. V. | 3 George Latham • . Chevy Chase, Md. Miriam Leetch Washington, D. C. Mary Leonard Washington, D. C. Margaret Loxg Washington, D. C. Alice Luxdegaard Melrose Park, Pa. Margaret McConnell ....... Nazareth, Pa. Mary Louise McIxtosh . . . Washington, D. C. Frances McKelvy Washington, D. C. Frances McPhersox ..... Kensington, Md. Robert M alone Washington, D. C. Jacques Marechal New York, X. V. Avery Marks Yashi gton, D. C. Robert Nugext Scarsdale, N. Y. Patricia Pettit Jersey Shore, Pa. FRESHMEN David Phillips Milwaukee, Wis. Eugene Pickett . . . Westminster, Md Jean Proetsch . • . Washington, D. C Rebecca Ralston .... .... Weston, W. Va Harold Rose • Chevy Chase, Md Martha Sanders .... Sherrill, N. Y Rosalind Sarazan .... . ■ . Washington, D. C Gareld Schweitzer . . . . . . Washington, D. C Phyllis Schweitzer . . . .... Fort Lee, N. J [ 24] Clifdene Scrimshaw Rochester, N. Y. Elaine Sherman New York, N. Y. Parkhirst Shore Washington, D. C. Sara Simpich Washington, D. C. Florence Spalding Scranton, Pa. Edith Sprague Washington, I). C. Edward Stern New York, N. Y. Betty Van Sise Washington, D. C. Muriel Weiner New York, N. Y. Phii.ii Warner Long Eddy, N. Y. Frances McLaughlin Sandston, Va nramilton rro use Women 6 VKesidence rrctll rrurdt rruli Ljumnadi am THE Noelle Atwood Washington, D. C. Faye Baker . Upper Marlboro, Md. Elaine Beale ......... Harrisonburg, Va. Frances Brewster Washington, D. C. Mary Elizabeth Burns Scranton, Pa, Dean Carter Washington, D. C. Jesse Copsey Washington, D. C. Mary Lou Courtney Chew Chase, Md Frances Cresswell Elizabethtown, Pa. Marcia Crouter Maiden, Mass. Katherixe Dorsey Chevy Chase, Md. Laurence Dowling Bar Harbor, Me. A ft A SOPHOMORES James Edex Washington, D. C. Mildred Edler Washington, D. C. Jane Exgell Washington, D. C. Gloria Exgle . . . • Washington, D. C. Lucia Exglehart Washington, D. C. Audrey Faulk Fairfax, Va. Margaret Gager Washington, D. C. Elixor Grahl . Silver • Spring, Md. Beverly Grayson New York, X. V. Mabry Grixer Washington, D. C. ELLAMAE Hagie Washington, D. C. Samuel Hildebraxd | 33] Washington, D. C. Ernestine Hudson ...... Washington, D. C. Barbara Hulfish Alexandria, Va. Irene Jaworowski Bridgeport, Conn. Jean Leighton • . . Rockville, Md. Ethel Low Liberty, N. Y. Ann Maddox Macon, Ga. Georgia Olmstead Washington, D. C. Phyllis Payne Arlington, Va. Edwin Rabbitt Washington, I). C. Channing Redwine Chevy Chase, Md. Nancy Robinson ....... Chevy Chase, Md. Alice Ruark Park Ridge, 111. Roberta Rule Washington, D. C. Theodor Sandler Atlantic City, N. J. ' ■ , m a J SOPHOMORES Mathilde Shapiro Washington, D. C. Marjorie Smith Bethesda, Md. Marvanne Smith Washington, D. C. Billie Jean Steffev Washington, D. C. Daphne Stevenson ■ Babylon, N. Y. Willard Sylvester Brentwood, Md. Marian Thomson Rosslyn, Va. Anne Trammell • . . McLean, Va. Marguerite Vaughn ■ Alexandria, Va. Barbara Waller Washington, D. C. Elizabeth Weller Washington, D. C. Marv-Kathryn Willis ..... Edgemoor, Md. Edith Wimmer Washington, I). C. Jane Winings ........ Drexel Hill, Pa. • • GET IN THE SWING MILTON E. REINHARD COLLEGE Government of the students, by the students, for the students? . . . oh, no, not at The American University . . . government of the faculty, by the faculty, for the faculty? . . . oh, no, not at The American University . . . government of the college, by the college, for the college? . . . but yes, at The American University ... a coalition of faculty, students, and administration . . . meet- ing disciplinary problems . . . solving financial tangles . . . organizing extra-curricular activities . . . scheduling the social calendar . . . School opens — the orientation board plans freshman week . . . cooperating with Carnegie Institute in an educational experiment . . . finding new ways to acclimate the greenhorns. . . . Fall — the athletic board helps to organize intramurals . . . assists the heavy basketball schedule. . . . Winter — the social board in full swing . . . dithering over dances conflicting with exams . . . pulling into order fra- ternity functions . . . the religious board assists the program of the Student Christian Fellowship. . . . Spring — and the publication board fights over financial allotments . . . should the Eagle receive more, or should the Aucola? . . . then the day of days when new editors and business man- agers are chosen — with much wailing and gnashing of teeth . . . but all ends well. . . . College Council properly operating throughout the year . . . the A. U. Fund Drive — one and only one solicitation a year for various Washington charities. . . . Arbor Day — general cleanup of the campus . . . planting, of flowers and trees . . . with the race for " onion queen " and a free picnic lunch climax- ing the day . . . the spring carnival and Shakes- pearian play — Cymbeline, presented in the gym . . . crowning of the May Queen ... the biggest contribution of the year — a student union room . . . meeting every Thursday at 1:00 . . . confusion over parliamentary law now that Justice Keller is no longer present . . . cooperation and liberalism . . . functioning to unite school spirit and to oil the wheels of A. U. to make an effective college. PUBLICATIONS BOARD SOCIAL BOARD Faculty: Dr. Batchelder (Chairman), Mr. Stapay, Mr. Post; Senior: Constance Barrows; Junior: Glenn Riddell ; Sophomore: Barbara Hul- fish. Faculty: Miss Brown, Mr. McLain, Miss Lewis, Mr. Patterson, Miss Zentmyer, Miss Gag- non ; Senior: Eleanor Case (Chairman); Junior: Ruth Geran; Sophomore: Mabry Griner. ORIENTATION BOARD Faculty: Dr. Douglass {Chairman), Dr. Woods, Miss Brown, Dr. Shenton, Dr. Holton, Dr. Potorf, Mr. Patterson; Senior: Doris Patter- son; Junior: Margaret Burrus; Sophomores: Mar- guerite Vaughn, Mary Elizabeth Burns. ATHLETIC BOARD Faculty: Dr. Engel (Chairman), Dr. Potorf, Dr. Dennis; Senior: Robert Darby; Junior: Robert Lanzillotti; Sophomore: Edwin Rabbitt. COUNCIL RELIGION BOARD Faculty: Dr. Potorf (Chairman), Dr. Bentley, Mr. Latch, Mr. McLain, Mr. Patterson; Senior: Mary King; Junior: Marian Bundy; Sophomore: Bettv Erhardt. Top Row: Dr. Potorf, Harry Nielsen. Jeanne Mathews, Bill Bosien. Channinq Redwine, Wendell Willi, Bottom Row: Dr. Batchelder. Dr. Woods. June Kullberg, Milton Reinhard (President), George Zuras, Ferguson, Dr. Engel. QRC BELLE SIMON, Editor RUTH GROSS, Business Manager THE EDITORIAL STAFF Belle Simon Editor Constance Barrows Jssociatr Editor Caroline Sulzer Literary Editor Jldson French . Informal Photograpliy Mary Lou Courtney . . Formal Photograpliy Walker Shumate Sports Editor Faith Pettit Art Editor THE BUSINESS STAFF Ruth J. Gross Business Manager Muriel Adams Assistant Business Manager Miriam Leetch . . . Advertising Manager Fall — everyone says he or she wants to work on the staff . . . the editor frantically begins to inte- grate ideas born during the summer . . . unskill- fully drafts the dummy . . . the printer promises a conference for September . . . then arguments start — how much does it cost to tip a picture? . . . what about colors? . . . how many pages can we afford? . . . how about sophomore and freshman pictures? . . . finally it ' s settled and the printer starts the dummy ... all lapse into calm and forget about it . . . the photographer arrives . . . professors refuse to have their pictures taken . . . the editor persuades, connives, and cusses . . . students forget their appointments . . . and the photog leaves suddenly to fill priority government contracts . . . then the dummy arrives . . . changes must be made . . . artist Faith works overtime . . . produces on the side the beautiful campus map which begins the book . . . sports editor Shumate is drafted . . . but he has completed the sports layout — there ' s a conscience for you . . . the photographer returns . . . Ruth keeps appoint- ments running smoothly . . . the gals get chills from the drapes . . . copy deadline approaches . . . the editor begins to nag . . . Suzy begins to howl . . . " 38 lines for the Aucola write-up! I can ' t do it . . . and 72 lines for basketball! I saw only two games . . . how could you do this to me? " . . . B. Hulfish helps out in a tight spot . . . trouble looms . . . the Eagle complains the Aucola costs too much . . . College Council meets . . . student assemblies become debating grounds for the two editors . . . finally all is ironed out . . . Jud sends in his snapshots — beauties all . . . Mimi works overtime typing copy . . . where, oh, where are all those who promised help? . . . needs more changes . . . page layouts shifted ... an introduction inserted . . . proofs start coming in . . . pictures and names scrambled . . . copy con- fused . . . proofreaders burn the midnight oil . . . at last all is finished ... a new and very different Aucola. AUCOLA OF 1943 Standing: Burrus, Lundegaard, Adams, Brown, Hulfish, Carter, Schweitler, Eden, Ale Sitting: Thomas, Engle, Engell, Courtney, Vaughn, Gager. Jhe detail 9 Bill Bosien, Ted S andler, and Miriam Leetch. THE STAFF William Bosien Theodor Sandler Co-Editors Caroline Sulzer Associate Editor Irene Jaworowski Barbara Hulfish John Manchester Issue Editors The Eagle has passed through a revolutionary year . . . Ye Bird was supervised by co-editors — two soph- omores . . . Perhaps because of these facts Eagle make-up has gone through many changes — it has as many faces as a woman . . . more pictures this year too, and more columns . . . Tidbits, of course, and Schostal ' s " You . . . and the War, " Aiken ' s " Know Your Faculty, " Crouter ' s " Campus Com- ment, " Hulfish ' s " Plagiarisms " . . . Oh, yes, and D. Wentz ' s old splurge " Guilt off the Dome " was revived by ex-editor Mattes . . . this fair journalist deserves a credit line for her Aramantha stories — nice satire directed where it was most needed. . . . But no sooner had Ye Bird tried its rusty wings than Texas Ginsberg resigned as advertising man- ager ... a real crisis . . . October 20, 1942, co-editor Bosien proposed in an editorial Rhodes scholarships for The American University for the benefit of for- eign students. . . . Since the Eagle belongs to the national Associated Collegiate Press the idea spread . . . Northwestern, Brown, et al, provided scholar- ships for Icelandic students. . . . Comes November and the eighteenth birthday of this holy sheet . . . also the twenty-first annual press convention of the Associated Collegiate Press at Chicago. . . . Six A. U.ites, staff members and non-staffers, absconded in the dead of the night for the meet. . . . February brings the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of The American University ... a jubilee Bird was published — eight pages, twenty-two pictures . . . twenty-nine students and faculty members, who re- ceived no credits, wrote it. . . . Comes March and Co-editor Sandler leaves for Uncle Sam ' s service . . . Bosien is now chief of all he surveys. . . . He initiates a system of issue editors . . . Hulfish, Jaworowski, Manchester taking turns. . . . Speaking of good deeds, we must mention Sulzer — especially the Friday she worked from two to ten-thirty writing the fifteen stories the reporters just didn ' t get in. . . . Spring brings re-selection of Bosien to fly the Bird in ' 44. STUDENT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Dr. A. B. Potorf Reverend E. G. Latch Faculty Advisors Jane Sattler President Mary King Vice-President Marian Bunuv Recording Secretary Doris Patterson Corresponding Secretary Glenn Riddell Treasurer John Harrison Social Chairman Mary Elizabeth Burns Campus Contactor Margaret McConnell Worship Chairman The Student Christian Fellowship has just com- pleted its most active and successful year ... the program began last summer . . . members writing letters of welcome to new students . . . accounts of activities . . . descriptions of the campus . . . why come to The American University? . . . how to gain a well-rounded education — social, religious, scholastic . . . then came orientation week . . . Student Christian Fellowship members assist the program ... a college sing . . . lectures ... a visit to the college chapel ... in September a series of monthly vespers . . . fall brings the traditional Dad ' s Day . . . church in the morning . . . meet- ing and mixing of Dads and A. U.i tes . . . dinner . . . open house in both dormitories . . . refresh- ments . . . the Sunday Evening Club gains mo- mentum . . . meets weekly at Dr. Douglass ' home . . . buffet supper . . . informal singing . . . guest speakers . . . philosophies of life aired . . . argued . . . augmented . . . then the solemn candlelight service for the reception of new members . . . Colleagues in serving others . . . filling stockings for the wounded at Walter Reed Hospital . . . assisting the Y. M. C. A. . . . their booth for the benefit of the prisoners of war . . . War Fair . . . Uline Arena . . . weekly Lenten services . . . the theme: " For the living of these days " . . . the meaning of forgiveness . . . love . . . loyalty . . . friendship . . . guest ministers leading . . . suggested and brought to fruition sorority and fra- ternity Lenten services . . . each society chooses its favorite minister to speak . . . spring brings the annual Mother ' s Day . . . open house . . . tea . . . singing . . . professors and parents dis- cussing Joe ... or Mary . . . this is the program of the Student Christian Fellowship . . . part of the total curriculum of the University . . . under the guidance of Reverend Latch . . . and Dr. Potorf . . . striving to form a better and a happier university ... by effective effort and constructive service. VARSITY DEBATE Varsity debaters . . . tossing words like bullets . . . Shippensburg contest . . . Bosien dreams of Mary with the dark brown hair . . . began first correspondence debate . . . Rock Hill contest . . . special contests . . . more than forty debates . . . Ruth and Mimi, managers. FRESHMEN DEBATE Question for the year — Should India be independent? . . . Peg McConnell says yes . . . Jean Proetsch says no . . . before an adult class at Roosevelt High ... the contest is continued at Maryland . . . second semester — a new topic . . . Ed Stern makes the varsity . . . Dave Phillips, manager. POETRY CLDB Dr. Merritt C. Batchelder Faculty Advisor Belle Simon President and Edam Mildred Anderson Secretary-Treasurer Doris Schostal Keeper of the Seal MARION M. MATTES President WOMEN ' S HOUSE COUNCIL Women ' s Dormitory Legislature . . . representative government is our disciplinarian — and chief contributor to fun and frolic . . . ably guided by President Marion Mattes . . . keeps us on an even keel . . . the Christmas party . . . enormous tree before the mirror in Great Hall . . . joking gifts handed out by Santa Claus — Jeanne Mathews and a pillow, in case you didn ' t know . . . (near calamity when the pillow slipped) . . . breath-taking candlelight service . . . Alberta Napper, cur best-loved girl, presiding . . . the Yule logs borne in by class repre- sentatives . . . Marion Mattes . . . Marian Bundy . . . Marcia Crouter . . . Peggy McConnell . . . open house for men at the Naval Com- munications Annex . . . " Zippy " lending a helping hand. MEMBERS Marion Mattes President ROSLYN WARSHAW Secretary Marian Bindy Treasurer Belle Simon Social Chairman Carol Kennedy Daisy Posniak Head Proctors Miriam Leetch Freshman Representative D R A Do we have to spend all our spart time painting . and hammering? OFFICERS Miriam Berman President Marian Bundv Vice-President Constance Barrows Secretary Armand Vallieres Treasurer Belle Simon Business Manager Leon kisses the bride. Mimi rests between scenes. A T I C S Congratulations! You have two minutes, Miss Willis . . . two min- utes before curtain . . . two minutes. ... Hey, Parker, did you get the second act set fireproofed? . . . Not yet, Miss Lewis. . . . Where is the news- paper? . . . Willis has got to have a newspaper . . . one minute, Miss Stevenson . . . one minute before curtain. . . . Say, you, I ' m from the fire department; you can ' t use those wing lights, it ' s dangerous. . . . O. K., that set is finished, Miss Lewis. . . . Say, I ' m from the fire — ... on stage, on stage . . . Say, you can ' t use those lights . . . curtain going up ... on stage everybody . . . Say, you can ' t, oh, well, what ' s the use. . . . And thus is the first night of " Double Door. " . . . High- point of the play is the Willis madness scene — caressing her pearls as she cackles into maniacal insanity. . . . March brings a selection of the spring play. . . . The tradition is Shakespeare — but there are no boys. . . . What to do? . . . The new director, Mary Miller, has brains as well as beauty. . . . She chooses Cymbeline, cuts its five plots to one. . . . Rehearsals every night until all hours. . . . First night again . . . the lights play hide and seek . . . then the play begins. . . . Finally all is over in the midst of rousing ap- plause. . . . We play again for the Shakespearian Society. . . . Dramat taps the most talented . . . the year ends with the impressive candlelight in- itiation ceremony. Again! Mike gets made up in the dressing roon THE CHORUS AND GLEE CLUB JAMES McLAIN Director and Organist Fall . . . another Doolittle and another Clay ... a wealth of altos . . . forty-three members not including Zuras ' jokes . . . preparation for singing out . . . the perennial recount of the women who click knitting needles while they listen . . . the inseparable trium- virate: Tambo, Skippy, and Ernie . . . Leo decorat- ing room 206 for our Christmas concert to the tune of Enesco ' s " First Roumanian Rhapsody " . . . candle- light . . . white dresses . . . and pine scents to sing by . . . the Women ' s Guild rushing off to lunch and leaving us with numbers still undone . . . Georgia soloing " Sleep, My Jesus, Sleep " . . . Skippy and " The Shepherds ' Christmas Song " . . . singing for our supper at Mount Vernon Place — and they wanted our telephone numbers . . . " Sam Chuli " and the Friends of Korea . . . making a record and Mr. Mac in Baltimore . . . our own little version of carols mm ■i ■ p | ■ - »3 3V - « M - ' long and loud before singing at Foundry . . . two- hour rehearsals . . . rushing from class to chapel . . . that sticky organ note ... " I couldn ' t keep a straight face. " . . . " Are we all here? " . . . " You go in first and look. " . . . " No, you. " . . . Luncheons in the small dining room . . . and we have to run around outside . . . coming in cold and wet, though some bright children go up by the side aisles. . . . Chapel in Hurst Hall and a Wagnerian prelude . . . Bomb- shell! . . . " We are going to give a joint recital with Howard University " . . . part of the program to promote better racial relations . . . fiftieth anniversary — " Sing for breakfast, not your own. " . . . " When we get to ' Give us this day our daily bread ' we ' ll hold out our hands. " . . . " The tenors may have music, but hold it down — down like this. " . . . Second semester — no Dr. Norris, no Anne, no Jim, no Celeste . . . thirty-eight members . . . the scarcity of men is felt even here . . . " Swing Along " . . . Glee Club . . . Leo and Anne and " The Gondolieri " duet . . . " My Hero " over and over and over again . . . exit Leo . . . enter Barbara Waller . . . picking an A flat out of thin air . . . hot high sopranos on a not-so-hot high note . . . boom, panka-pank-pank . . . boom, panka-pank-pank . . . " After you get through giggling, we can try it again. " . . . The D. A. R., Torovsky, and the Marine Band all in one . . . and our rushing for robes at the last minute ... re- hearsal ... or basketball game ... or both. . . . " I can ' t sing so fast. " . . . " All right, take it slower " . . . " Stardust " . . . Nielsen all alone . . . " De Profundus " . . . Harry comes out on a high note . . . Marie ' s " I ' m tired " . . . new music . . . lighter . . . gayer . . . Spring concert — nervousness . . . coughs . . . waiting . . . finally we go in . . . tre- mendous applause from the audience ... we sing . . . ending with " The Lord ' s Prayer " ... the alumni join us on the stage . . . Dr. Norris and " O, Thou Most Holy " . . . Mr. Mac ' s hands . . . expressive . . . purposeful . . . spring fever . . . shall I go to rehearsal? ... or not? . . . then, graduation . . . more excitement . . . graduates putting their robes away for the new chorus to come ... an even better next year. |51] M E E T THE GREEKS ,Q?s PANHELLENIC COUNCIL MEMBERS Mildred Anderson, ' Mary Elizabeth Burks Eleanor Case Jane Engell Ruth Geran Marion Mattes Alberta Napper Margaret Rule Jane Sattler Marguerite Vaughn The Panhellenic Council ... a representative group of the sororities of The American University . . . composed of the president and a delegate from each of the five sororities ... it is the task of this organization to integrate sorority activities, prevent conflicts, and estab- lish fair rushing regulations ... the Panhellenic Council begins the sorority year of social activities with a tea for new women . . . following that rushing rules are revised . . . quotas must be adjusted . . . rush party dates set . . . rush budgets approved . . . conflicts in points of view adjudicated . . . and then up pops the age-old question of second semester rushing . . . parties begin . . . informal pledging . . . ribbons are pinned to joyful prospects ... a few days later formal pledging . . . December brings the Interfraternity Prom with Panhellenic cooperat- ing. . . . Winter comes . . . the intersorority basketball schedule is set up . . . revised ... set up again. . . . Spring brings the traditional song-fest . . . mad practicing takes place as early as March. . . . The end of the year, the Panhellenic Council presents an annual scholarship award — to the freshman sorority woman who has maintained the highest average during her first year in college. The male counterpart of the Panhellenic Council ... a delegation of the presidents and representatives of the three national fraternities . . . this year the quota number provides the battle ground . . . and it is a real battle . . . Dr. Dennis is appointed as arbitrator . . . then up comes the question of second semester rushing — it wins! . . . December brings the real project of the Interfraternity Council — the Interfraternity Council Prom . . . this is the traditional American University dance . . . the most gala social event of the college season . . . held in the beautiful east ballroom of the Shcreham Hotel . . . programs of white and gold . . . girls swishing by in velvet and taffeta winter formals ... the men looking oh, so handsome, in tuxedos and tails ... a wonderful band — with its smooth and glamorous blond vocalist . . . and a one-o ' clock supper in the A. W. afterwards with the girls en 2-o ' clock permissions! . . . February brings a new event into fraternity life . . . Alpha Theta Phi, oldest local at The American University, is installed as Alpha Tau Omega national fraternity ... all the groups cooperate to make a great occasion. . . . March sees the Army Reserves called up and many fraternity men leave college. . . . The annual song fest ushers in the spring . . . Alpha Tau Omega wins the contest amidst much applause. INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS Paul Berrv James Eden John Harrison- Ned Kroliskop Robert Lanzillotti Wendell Williams P H I U First Ron: Mattes (President), Bennett. Kennedy. Burns, Crouter, Hagie. Second Ron- Hudson, B.ro Guran, Kopulos, Kullberg. McConnell. Third Row: Mcintosh. Proetsch. Simpich, Spalding, Van Sis Founded 1852 GAMMA DELTA Founded ie jj Officers Mariok Mattes President Mary Elizabeth Burns Vice-President Marcia Crouter Secretary Carol Kennedy Treasurer A n B e n N ETT Priscilla Biron gunesh guran Ellamae Hagie Members Ernestine Hudson Marie Kopulos June Kullberg Margaret McConnell Mary Louise McIntosh Jean Proetsch Sara Simpich Florence Spalding Betty Van Sise DELTA GAMMA Row: M. Rule (President), Mapes. Burrus, Parker, Spratt. Second Row: Courtney, Englc, Engell. ThnJ Row: Englehart. Griner, Kenney. R. Rule. Ste Officers Marcaret Rule President Marcaret Burrus Vice-President Dorothy Mapes Recording Secretary Roberta Rule Corresponding Secretary Grace Thompson ........ Treasurer No ELL E ATWOOB Barbara Bischoff Frances Brewster Mary Lou Courtney Jane Engell Members Gloria Engi.e Lucia Englehart Mabry Griner Celeste Kenney Betty Parker Channing Redwine Edith Spracue Mary Spratt Daphne Stevenson Founded lS 4 BETA EPSILON Founded 1936 ALPHA CHI OMEGA First Ron: Saltier (President), Fellows. Kent. King. Mathews, Move. Anderson. Second Row.- Brawn, F. Pettit, McEachran, Olmstead, Weller, Adams, Brown. Third Ron: Jackson. Leonard. Lundegaard, P. Pettit, Ralston. Founded 1885 BETA R H O Founded 1037 Officers Jane Sattler President Helen Fellows Vice-President Mary King Secretary Ruth Kent Treasurer Muriel Adams Mildred Anderson Dorothy Brown June Caudill Patricia Jackson Members Mary Elizabeth Leonard Alice Lundegaard Barbara McEachran Frances McKelvy Jeanne Mathews Marjorie Moye Georgia Olmstead Faith Pettit Patricia Pettit Rebecca Ralston Elizabeth Weller ALPHA PHI Fir,: Ron: Ca: esident). Beadle. Coffey. Nasht. Sulzer. Second AW: Ramirez. Snyder, Y, Faulk. Gager. Third Ron: Robinson. Ruark. Vaughn. Willis. Officers Eleanor Case President Audrey Faulk Vice-President Margaret Gager Secretary Marguerite Vaughn Treasurer Members Joan Beadle Charlotte Nasht Dorothy Snyder Germaine Coffey Elsa Ramirez Caroline Sulzer Barbara Culley Nancy Robinson Alice Ruark Yvonne Werner Founded 1872 ETA XI Founded 1937 KAPPA DELTA irsl Raw: Napper (President), Barrows, Patterson. Thomas. Bundy. Geran, Beale. SnonJ Row: Cress- ell, Dorsey, Grahl. Jaworowskr, Payne. Winings, Clay. Third Row: Earhart, Gochenour, Kostakos, Lectch. Sanders. Officers Alberta Napper President Constance Barrows Vice-President Barbara Thomas Secretary Ruth Geran Treasurer Founded j8q7 BETA IOTA Founded 1 94 J Elaine Beai.e Elaine Bell Marian Bundy Irene Cl.u Frances CressweCl Members (Catherine Dorsey Carolyn Earhart Jean Gochenour Elinor Grahl Irene Jaworowski Betty Lou Kostakos Miriam Leetch Doris Patterson Phyllis Payne Martha Sanders Jane Winings PHI SIGMA KAPPA Fir,t Row: Williams (President), Bozza, Reinhard, Weidler, Amatucci. Second Row: Cozan, LaFonti Nielsen. Rabbitt, Butterfield. Third Row: Cromwell, Engle, Latham, Malone, Schweitzer. Officers Wendell Williams President Harry Nielsen .... President Thomas Amatucci Vice-President Anthony Bozza Secretary Paul Weidler Treasurer Members John Beadle Thomas Leon Leroy Rinaldi Sidney Butterfiei.d Robert Malone Gareld Schweitzer Leon Cozan John Nasht Fred Sharrah James Encle Edwin Rabbitt Robert Triesler Georce Latham Milton Reinhard Jack Woodside 161] Founded iSjJ EPSILON TRITON Founded 1936 ALPHA KAPPA PI Fits: Row: Vallieres (President), French, Richmond, Detty. Second Row: Joseph, Eden. Hildebrand. Founded kjji ALPHA IOTA Founded IQ40 Officers Armand Vallieres President Carl Heilsberg .Vice-President James Joseph Secretary Charles Richmond Treasurer Bernard Achhammer Freeman Bentlev Wendell Detty John Drake [62| Members James Eden Judson French Burke Hertz Samuel Hildebrand Karl Mann Philip Warner Raymond Will ALPHA TAU OMEGA Fin, Row: Berry (President). Aiken. Darby. P. Fellows. Manchester. Shumate. Zuras. Second Ron Bethel. Lanzillottl, Noreen, Riddell, Sites, Dowling, Doolittle. Third Row: L. Fellows. Hudsor Hoss.ck, Phillips. Pickett. Officers Paul Berry Presides Glenn Riddei.i lice-President Eucene Pickett Recording Secretary Thomas Aiken Corresponding Secretary Robert Lanzillotti Treasurer iOsO i Members W@$l F. Louis Barth Philip Fellows Robert Nugent iBiyl Lawrence Bethel Bartlev Fuci.er David Phillips Frederick Carl Bert Caster Richard Scatterday Leo Collins Charles Hudson Paul Scrimshaw Robert Dakb-i Joseph Hossick Walker Shumai e Founded 186 Lerov Doolittle John Manchester James Sites Laurence Dowling Robert Miller Leon Testa EPSILON IOTA Lawrence Fellows Wilfred Morin George Zuras Albert Noreen Founded uj4J THE JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Frank LaFontaine President Margaret Burrus Vice-President Marian Bundy Secretary John Harrison Treasurer m Thomas Amatucci .... Silver Spring, Aid. Economics Football, i ; Phi Sigma Kappa. Miriam Berman Ellenville, X. Y. Sociology Class Honors, 2, 3; Dramat, 2 (President, 3); " A " Club, 1, 2, 3; College Council, 3; Publications Board, 2; Aucola (Cop. Editor, 3); Eagle, 1, 2, 3; League of Women Voters, 1 (Treasurer, 2) ; Speak ers ' Bureau (Manager, 2) ; Varsity Debate, 1, 2 (Manager, 3). William Bosiex Silver Spring, Aid. Biology and Chemistry Class Honors, 1; Omicron Delta Kappa: Beta Beta Beta; College Council, 2, 3; Eagle, 1 (Co-Editor and Managing Editor, 2); Freshman Debate (Manager, 1); Varsity De- bate, 2. Marian Bundy Saranac Lake, X. V. Economics and Public Administration Class Secretary, 3; Dramat (Secretary, 2; Vice-President, 3); Glee Club, 1, 2; Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 3 (Recording Secretary, 2); Spanish Club, 1; Women ' s House Council (Secretary, 2; Treasurer, 3) ; Kappa Delta. William Chin Washington, I). C. Chemistry Basketball, 2, 3. Helen Form ax Washington, D. C. Biology Mildred Anderson Chew Chase, Md. English Orientation Board, 2; Art Guild, 3; AUCOLA, 3; Boy ' s Glee Club (Accompanist, 1); Chorus, 1 (Accompanist, 2); Eagle, 3 (Society Editor, 2) ; French Club (Secretary- Treasurer, 1); Girls ' Glee Club, 2 (Accompanist, 1); Handbook (Co-Editor, 3) ; Omicron Epsilon Pi (Secretary- Treasurer, 2, 3); Alpha Chi Omega (Recording Secre- tary, 3). Barbara Bischoff Lewiston, Me. Psychology George Washington University, 1, 2; Delta Gamma. Mariax Braum Washington, D. C. Psyi hology Alpha Chi Omega. JUNIORS Margaret Burrus ...... Batavia, N. Y. Economics Orientation Board, 2; Student Comptroller, 3; Class Vice- President, 3; Junior Prom Chairman, 3; AUCOLA, 2, 3; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2; Delta Gamma (Vice-President, 2, 3) ; Panhellenic Council, 2. Lee W. Cozax Wildwood, X.J. Political Science Eayle, 1, 2 (Sports Editor, 3); Intramurals, 1, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3 ; Varsity Basketball, 1, 3; Phi Sigma Kappa. Wendell Dettv Bemidji. Minn. Chemistry Alpha Kappa Pi. Helen Forester Atlanta, Ga. Mathematics Agnes Scott College, i, 2. John Harrison Washington, D. C. Biology Class Honors, 1; Beta Beta Beta; Class President, 1; Class Treasurer, 2; Freshman Debate, 1; Handbook (Co- Editor, 1); Student Christian Fellowship, 2; Phi Sigma Kappa; Interfraternity Council, 2. James Joseph White Plains, N. Y. Mathematics Dramat, 1; Eagle, 2; Track, 1, 3; Alpha Kappa Pi (Sec- retary, 3 ) . Frank LaFontaine .... Clark-Summit, Pa. English Dramatics, 2; Varsity Club, 2, 3; Class President, 3; Class Treasurer, 2; Baseball, 2; Chorus, 2, 3; Football, 2; Glee Club, 2, 3 ; Phi Sigma Kappa. Barbara McEachran .... English Alpha Chi Omega. Winchester, Va. Albert T. Noreen. Jr. . West Palm Beach, Fla. Mathematics and Physics Band, 3; Glee Club, 3; International Relations Club, 3; Orchestra, 3; Alpha Tau Omega. Rith GERAN Washington, D. C. Biology Beta Beta Beta; " A " Club, i, 2 (Vice-President and Treasurer, 3); Class Vice-President, 1; Social Board, 1, 2, 3; Band, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 1, 2, 3; League of Women Voters, 1; Orchestra, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Fellow- ship, 1, 2, 3; Kappa Delta (Treasurer, 3); Panhellenic Council, 3. Joseph M. Homes Washington, D. C. Art Art Guild, 3; French- Club, 3. Cathrvx Kaufmann Atlanta, Ga. Political Si it iu , International Relations Club, 3. Robert Laxzillotti .... Washington, D. C. Economics and Spanish Class Honors, 2; Varsity Club (Secretary, 2, 3); Athletic Board, 2; Constitution Committee, 1; Baseball, 1, 2; Chorus, 3; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 1, 2, 3; Football, 1, 2; Glee Club, 3; Alpha Tan Omega; Interfraternity Council, 2. Harry O. Nielsen Washington, D. C. biology Varsity Club (President, 3); College Council, 3; A. U. Fund Drive (Chairman, 3); Chorus, 3; French Club, 2; Football, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 3; Hamilton House President, 3; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3; Tennis, 1, 2, 3; Track, 1; Phi Sigma Kappa (Vice-President, 3); Interfraternity Coun- cil, 3. Macrixe Ott Dallas, Texas Biology JUNIORS Beta Beta Beta (President, 3) ; Student Christian Fellow- ship (Publicity Chairman, 3). Betty Parker Beverly Hills, Calif. English University of California at Los Angeles, i; Delta Gamma. Elsa Ramirez Ponce, Puerto Rico Sociology Alpha Phi. Willis B. Ruddock .... Homer City, Pa. English Churn?, 3; El Grnpo Pan-Americano, 2; Glee Club, 3. Doris A. Schostal .... New York, N. Y. Political Science Class Honors, 2, 3 ; Debate, 2 ; Eagle, 3 ; French Club, 3 (Secretary, 2); Omicron Epsilon Pi, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2 (President, 3). Belle Simon Miami Beach, I ' la Mathematics Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Pi Delta Epsilon; Dramat (As- sistant Business Manager, 2; Business Manager, 3) ; Class Social Committee, 3; Junior Prom Committee, 3; Aucola, 1 (Literary Editor, 2; Editor, 3); Eagle, 1, 2; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 1, 2; Fund Drive, 1 (Entertainment Di- rector, 2) ; Omicron Epsilon Pi (Co-Editor Strange Har- mony, 1, 2; President and Editor, 3); Women ' s House Council (Social Chairman, 3). Dorothy Snyder Washington, D. C. Psychology and Sociology Hood College, 1 ; Alpha Phi. Faith Pettit Jersey Shore, Pa. Art Art Guild, 3; Aucoi.a (Art Editor, 3); Class Dance Committee, r, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2; Alpha Chi Omega. JUNIORS Glenn Riddeli Washington, D. C. Sociology Publications Board, 3; Band, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Orchestra, 2, 3; Student Christian Fellowship, 2 (Secretary, 3); Alpha Tau Omega. Richard Scatterday Pontiac, 111. Political Scient e College Council, 2; Class Treasurer, 1; Debate, 1, 2; Eagle, 2; Alpha Tau Omega. Paul Scrimshaw Rochester, N. Y. Biology Varsity Basketball, 3; Alpha Tau Omega. James G. Sites Gladstone, Va. Biology Beta Beta Beta, 3; French Club, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Omega. Wary Spratt ...... Washington, D. C. Art Delta Gamma. JUNIORS Armaxd Vallieres Haverhill, Mass. Psychology Dramat, i, 2 (Treasurer, 3); AuoOLA, 3; Chorus, 3; Eagle (Business Manager, 3); Cross Country (Manager, 3) ; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Alpha Kappa Pi; Interfrateniity Council (Secretary-Treasurer, 3). Katherixe Walter Elkton, Md. Biology and Chemistry Class Honors, 1; Beta Beta Beta; " A " Club, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1; German Club, 1; Hockey (Manager, 2); League of Women Voters, 1, 2; Tennis (Manager, 3); Independents, 1. Yvonne Werner ..... Silver Spring, Md. Biology Class Honors, 1; Beta Beta Beta (Treasurer, 3); Pan- hellenic Cup Award, 1; French Club, 1, 2; League of Women Voters, 1 ; Student Christian Fellowship, 1 ; Span- ish Club, 3; Alpha Phi (Recording Secretary and Corre- sponding Secretary, 2). FIGHT YOU EAGLES! The big A. U BASKETBALL GEORGE ZURAS Captain Basketball practice begins in mid-October with eight veterans reporting . . . George Zuras, cap- tain, Bart Fugler and Bunny Rabbitt return from last year ' s starting five . . . November sees fifteen men of the original twenty-seven competing for a place on the varsity squad. . . . Homecoming Day opens the basketball season with the Eagles meet- ing the star-studded Curtis Bay Coast Guard quintet. . . . Despite seventeen tallies by Zuras and eleven by Fugler the Kalijarvimen dropped their opening game 57-43. . . . December brings varsity tilts in quick succession . . . Catholic U. trips the Eagles ... the Baltimore Bees watch Zuras roll up 26 points ... the Georgetown Hoyas, cne of the nation ' s best college ball clubs this year, catch the Kalijarvimen off guard to the tune of 105 points. . . . Those sharp shooting netmen, Zuras, Rabbitt, Fugler, Miller and Hossick, go all the way. . . . Johns Hopkins and The American University renew their annual rivalry. . . . This is the second year in succession the Orange and Blue hoopsters have stacked up against the Johnnies the night after playing Georgetown. . . . Revenge is in the Eagles ' wings after last year ' s defeat. . . . Johns Hopkins is slaughtered. . . . Next Gal- laudet falls by the wayside. . . . Loyola, Mason- Dixon leader beats the A. U. birds . . . and Balti- more falls again. . . . Christmas vacation and exams take a big chunk out of playing time. . . . Zuras is leading the District scorers with an average of 18.3 points per game . . . Bunny Rabbitt deals a body blow to the squad as he leaves for the Army Air Corps . . . Bob Fugler is called up by the army. . . . Second semester . . . the Kalijarvimen win a one-sided victory over the Bridgewater Eagles of Virgin ia . . . Zuras and Fugler set a fast pace . . . the end of the game sees the Eagle Mason-Dixon Conference standing much improved with a season high of 79 points . . . and Bart Fugler sets a new District of Columbia season individual scoring record by rolling up 35 markers . . . the previous high was the 29-point count netted by Ernie Travis of Maryland. . . . Zuras, leading scorer of the District, counted 28 points from all parts of the court . . . " The Greek " now has an average of 20 points a game, with Fugler pushing close on a 17-point average. . . . Two days later sees a free-scoring game with the Swarthmore cage squad . . . The Eagle Courtmen are nosed out in the final minutes of play 64-60. . . . Fugler and Zuras again led the scorers with 26 and 24 points respectively. . . . Wiry Joe Hossiclc showed up even better than usual, sinking double-deckers in the first half . . . March shows Zuras topping the total individual scoring total of the District ... set by Ernie Travis of Mary- land last year at 327 . . . " The Greek " raised the record to a 377 total . . . Captain Zuras averaged 19.8 points during a nineteen-game schedule . . . Fugler came mighty close in compiling a 17.6 average. . . . Nonetheless the Eagle netmen com- pleted their schedule by dropping the last four games. . . . The Boiling Field game was one pain- ful to recall . . . Leaving the floor at half-time with a seven-point lead the Eagles couldn ' t get started again. . . . Maybe it was that half-hour blackout coming during intermission! ... or the ex-pros who were on the Army squad. . . . The next evening the Terrors of Western Maryland invaded the A. U. gym and made off with the bacon 54-40. . . . Mogowski of the Westminster team capped scoring honors over Zuras by four points. . . . The Mason-Dixon Conference keeps the Eagle quint to the semi-finals when they were tossed out by Gallaudet . . . Fugler topped the Travis score by seven points . . . Bob Miller stead- ily maintained his brilliant defensive play. A. U. scores again. THE SCHEDULE Nov. 28 Baltimore Coast Guard Dec. 7 Catholic University Dec. 9 . ■ Baltimore University Dec. 10 Georgetown University Dec. 11 Johns Hopkins University Jan. 5 Gallaudet College Jan. 7 • Loyola University Jan. 8 Swarthmore College Jan. 13 Baltimore University Feb. 3 • . Lynchburg College Feb. 6 Randolph-Macon College Feb. 8 Catholic University Feb. 10 . . Wilson Teachers College Feb. 12 Randolph-Macon College Feb. 13 Virginia Medical College Feb. 18 Bridgewater College Feb. 20 ... • Swarthmore College Feb. 22 . . . Boiling Field Army Training Center Feb. 24 Western Maryland University Feb. 26 Western Maryland University Mar. 6 . . . Mason-Dixon Conference Tournament Alar. 13 Alumni One down. INTRAMURALS Without football on the sports schedule intramural clashes dominated the fall sports scene. . . . Zuras heads the program . . . touch football opens the season . . . seniors win the class championship . . . Phi Sigma Kappa wins the trophy after a hard battle . . . winter brings ping-pong, bad- minton, basketball . . . Phi Sig tops again for the basketball trophy . . . Zuras picks an all-star team: Bentley, LaFontaine, Weidler, Fellow s, Dorsey . . . spring adds hardball, Softball, and tennis. TENNIS Bob " Tennis " Miller and his backhand. Veterans Miller, Nielsen and Manchester open the fall tennis practice season . . . Bob Miller heads intramurals . . . Don Budge " autograph " racket goes to the champ . . . daily winter indoor practice keeps varsity candidates Hossick, Obler, Schweitzer, Doolittle, Achhammer, Gaster and Fugler in condition . . . spring brings ten net men to the courts . . . Kalijarvi takes over the coaching . . . matches with Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Loyola, Navy, Johns Hopkins . . . new rackets and new uniforms brighten the courts . . . Easter vacation means a week ' s trip . . . Richmond, Bridgewater, Randolph-Macon and local schools add to the large roster. TRACK At The American University when one says " Track " he also says Herb Wood . . . Wood for two years has been the track team, and one of the top runners in this area. . . . This year for the first time in many seasons there is talent on the team other than Herb ' s. . . . Workouts for the cross-country squad began in early Oc- tober. ... In a meet with Catholic University, the Harriers came out well on top. . . . Wood copped his sixth consecutive victory — in twelve minutes and forty-four seconds for the two and one half mile run. . . . Glatt and Marechal placed third and fourth. ... As the fall pro- gressed meets with Gallaudet, Bridgewater and Swarthmore took place. . . . Wood won the Mason-Dixon Championship . . . while his team placed third largely on the strength of his first place. . . . Second semester brought the Eagles ' only indoor appearance . . . Uline Arena . . . mile relays, and individual mile events. . . . March 16, Herb Wood finished his college track career sprinting to victory at the tenth C. U. CAPTAIN WOOD meet where two thousand people were present. . . . Herb will leave school for the army. . . . Bentley pulled up his rating in the mile place- ment. . . . Jacques Marechal leaves to join the Free French army. . . . Glatt, who showed con- siderable promise last fall, now holds up the honor of A. U. . . . April brings the Penn Relays at Philadelphia ... a four-man squad entered to give a really good performance. . . . So ends another year of The American Univer- sity ' s track history. . . . To Captain Herb Wood goes much of the credit for arousing interest in the sport ... to Coach Dick Helman, who gave gratis his time so willingly and unstintingly, goes many thanks ... to Dave Phillips, Bill Bosien, Jim Joseph, and the rest of the team, keep running! ' Hit the Road. " 11 American ' s amazing amazons . . . those muscle-making wonder women . . . plenty of punch yet glamorous gals . . . how do they keep in condition without becoming musclebound? . . . the answer is that grueling course called Body Mechanics . . . push-ups . . . bar techniques . . . and those aching acrobatics for defects . . . first they measure you — then they tell you where and what to take off or put on . . . and then — they make you do it . . . new rules this year . . . only one cut a semester, and we thought three were too few! — would that the faculty had to take physical education, too . . . not only that but archery is restricted — only the really feeble can play Cupid . . . previously all of us jemmes jatales indulged in this parlor game . . . hockey in the fall . . . basketball in the winter . . . tennis in the spring . . . and our favorite — new this year — Softball . . . Coach Gagnon turns out to be particularly good at tennis . . . May first brings a special event — tournaments with local schools — archery, ping-pong, and tennis . . . throughout the year inter- sorority contests added pep to the programs . . . several ping-pong fests and the annual basketball tilt . . . but the most fun came during rainy weather — then we played tennis in the men ' s gym — we never had such appreciative spec- tators before . . . climax of the year was the men ' s varsity- women ' s varsity basketball game . . . such fun and frolic. u MKT THOSE AT THE TOP J!et Ha A L Ul T IE COLLEGE HONOR SOCIETY The Phi Beta Kappa of American University . . . membership is composed of scholars . . . brilliant records . . . plus an interest in school affairs . . . not grinds but possessors of genuine intelligence . . . constructive thinkers . . . alert . . . original . . . using their learning to broaden their own personalities . . . and to improve their college. CAP AND GOWN Cap and Gown . . . women of notable leadership . . . scholarship . . . service . . . contributors to social activity . . . intellectual stimulation . . . sponsors of an annual party for fun and frolic to welcome the new girls first semester ... tea second semester . . . Waves and Waacs speak — programs making college more interesting. OMICRON DELTA KAPPA National honorary for men outstanding in scholarship . . . athletics . . . social and religious affairs . . . publications . . . speech, music and dramatic arts . . . sponsors annual party to welcome new men . . . presents the coveted trophy for the most valuable basketball player . . . George Zuras, the recipient this year. ' J 1 DELTA SIGMA H H P I G A M M A M The National honorary fraternity for men and women of unusual forensic talent . . . sponsors of an oratorical contest . . . topic: " The American Patriot of 1943 " . . . prizes: war stamps . . . donors of a gavel to the speech department . . . objective of all students of scholarship and ability in speaking. Pi Gamma Mu . . . national honorary social science fraternity . . . one of the oldest groups at The American University . . . established in 1931 . . . active for twelve years in promoting interest in the social sciences . . . only group on the campus to admit students from the School of Social Sciences and Public Affairs. BETA BETA BETA PI BELTA EPSILON Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Beta Beta ... na- tional honorary for biology majors . . . sponsors biennially a nation-wide science conference. . . . Un- der the leadership of Maurine Ott, Beta Beta Beta this year held an evolution seminar ... all in all an active group spreading the fruits of biological dis- covery throughout the college. The aim of The American University ' s journalistic talent . . . national honorary for those with writer ' s cramp — and two years ' executive experience on the Eagle or the Aucola . . . sponsored a luncheon for United China Relief — tapped that globe-trotting journalist, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt . . . guided by versatile Marion Mattes. THE B - rJ SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Herbert Wood President Alberta Napper Vice-President Doris Patterson Secretary Walker Shumate Treasurer Thomas W. Aiken Washington, D. C. English and History Class Honors. 1. 4; Dramat (Treasurer. 2. 3); Publications Board. 2, 3; Curriculum Board. 1; Dance Chairman. 2; Aucola, 1 (Sports Editor, 2. 3); Eagle, 1, 2. 3. 4; Handbook (Editor. 2); Intramurals, 1. 2. 3. 4; Alpha Tau Omega (Corresponding Secretary. 3). Aiken is achin ' for his keys . . . lazy writer nf " Know Your Faculty " — he always wanted to call it " Apple Polish " ... A girl somewhere in the offing ... he left with the sixteen for Camp Lee. Constance Barrows Washington, D. C. English Class Honors. 1, 2, 3. 4; College Honor Society; Cap and Gown (President. 4); Pi Delta Epsilon I Secretary-Treasurer, 4); " A " Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Publications Board (Secretary, 4); Aucola (Copy Editor, 2. 3; Associate Editor. 4); Dramat, 1. 2. 3 (Secretary. 4); Fund Drive, 2, 3. 4; Kappa Delta (Treasurer. 3; Vice-President. 3); Panhellenic Council. 3. Bunnv ... a swell kid — everybody likes her, including Ned . . . kind to the poor freshmen as chief assistant in the English Office. Joan Beadle Washington, D. C. Chemistry Alpha Phi. A whiz at basketball . . . usually to be found in the Chem Lab ... up hair-do ' s. Elaine Bell Baltimore, Md. English Class Honors. 2. 3; Eagle. 1. 2. 3; French Club, 2, 3. Chronic laughter . . . gets fun out of everything, including dancing and swimming . . . " Now, children, take up your pencils. " ru yi, Ann Bennett Chevy Chase, M.I. Sociology Aucola, 1; Eagle. 3; Phi Mil. Ann and Homer . . . swell actress . . . life of (he party with her sense of humor. Freemax Bentley Cedartown, Ga. Chem istry West Georgia College, 1, 2; Track, 3, 4; Intramurals, 4i Alpha Kappa Pi. " Ben " — heap big waiter . . . another hanger-around in the Chem Lab — even during holidays . . . but he takes his Sunday afternoons in the park. Pall L. Berry Washington, D. C. Religion and Pliilosopliy Class Honors, 1, 2, 3. 4; College Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa ( Vice-President. 4); Beta Beta Beta (Secretary, 4); College Council, 3; Religious Boaid. 2; Orientation Board, 3; Faculty Prize. 3; Chorus, 1. 2. 3, 4; Double Quartet. 3; Fund Driye. 1. 2. 3; German Club (Treasurer, 1); Glee Club, 1. 2. 4 (President, 3); Alpha Tau Omega (Corresponding Secretary. 2; Recording Secretary. 3; President. 41; Interfraternity Council (President, 4). Berry and Patty — it just comes natural . . . unassuming, quiet, hut ready when you need him . . . brainchild ... no politics for him — he likes good music and good fun. Anthony M. Bozza Newark. X. J. Spanish and Economics Aucola. 2; Eagle, 3; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 2, 3. 4; Fund Drive. 1, 2, 3; Omicron Epsilo.ii Pi, 3; Phi Sigma Kappa (Secretary, 4). Tony . . . round and ruddy . . . always speaking Spanish to Elsa — or anybodj for that matter . . . and did you know he ' s an excellent dancer? (91 1 Eleanor Case • Syracuse, N. Y. English and Speech Syracuse University. 1, 2; Cap and Gown (Secretary-Treasurer, 4); Delta Sigma Rho (President, 4); Dramat, 3, 4; Social Board (Chairman. 4); Debate, 3; Speakers ' Bureau, 3; Alpha Phi (Vice- President. 3; President. 4); Panhellenic Council (Treasurer, 3; Secretary, 4). Casey . . . that soothing voice . . . Imogene . . . lover of hot fudge sundaes and Shakespeare . . . quite a versatile girl. Germain e Coffey Washington, D. C. Spanish Class Secretary. 1; £ rg f. 4; Alpha Phi (Vice-President. 2; President. 3); Panhellenic Council. 2. 3. Gerrv . . . bridge player . . . interested in things Spanish, especially tangos . . . also things Portuguese, especially George . . . not an apostle of early rising. Miriam Collins • Gainesville, Ga. English Southern gal . . . singer . . . works in the day time, goes to school at night. Robert Darby Derby Line, Vt. Economics and Business Administration Green Mountain Junior College, 1, 2; Athletic Board, 4; Alpha Tau Omega. One more of the sixteen . . . lover of Bertie, Bertie, and more Bertie . . . also crossword puzzles ... the only thing that bothered him was 8:30 classes. (ZS vu yit Helen Lunde gaard Fellows . . • Washington, D. C. English Class Secretary, 3; Aucola. 1; Eagle. 1; League of Women Voters. 1. 2; Alpha Chi Omega I Vice President, 3, 4); Panheilenic Council, 3. Cute little blond . . . full of pep, vim, and vigor . . . always carrying around letters from the helpmate. 3 hilip Fellows Washington, D. C. Economics College Council. 1, 2; Class President. 3; Band. I, 2. 3, 4; Baseball. 1. 2. 3; Basketball. 1; Glee Club. 4; Intramurals. 1. 2. 3, 4; Orchestra 4; Alpha Tau Omega I Vice-President, 3, 4). " U. S. Armv + " says he . . . seldom if ever seen without the missus ... he even likes dishwashing — how ' s that for a man? Ann Ferrandi ■ Boston, Mass. Sociology and Psychology Stephens College, 1, 2. Good actress . . . prefers shorts to doing homework . . . always listening to her phonograph — especially Grieg ' s Concerto. J t DSON C. Frexch Kenwood, M 1. Physics and Mathematics Class Honors. 2. 3; Pi Delta Epsilon I Vice-President. 3. 4); Aucola (Staff Photographer. 3, 4); Camera Club, 1, 2; Eagle (Staff Photographer, 3. 4); Freshman Debate Manager, 1; Fund Drive (Treasurer, 2; Chairman. 3). Eagle and Aucola photographer par excellence . . . always very obliging . . . goes with a girl named Judy, year after year after year. [93] Reuben Ginsberg .... Athens, Texas Economics and Political Science Shreiner Institute. 1, 2; Class Honors. 3. 4; Pi Gamma Mu (President, 4); Debate, 3. " Texas has entered the war on the side of the Allies! " . . . born politician . Rozzy . . . according to Hauskofer Democrat! . . . " Hut, two, three, four. " Leon Glatt Enterprise, Kan. History Dramat, 3. 4; Class Treasurer. 4; Chorus, 3, 4; Cross Country. 3. 4; Debate, 3; Glee Club, 3, 4; Intramurals, 3, 4; Orchestra, 3. Minister ... the great lover in all our noble dramatic presentations . . . one of the greatest track men that has ever hit A. I " . . . . a non-lover of perfidy, politics, and dictators. Ruth J. Gross Fords, N. J. Psychology ami Economics Chairman Senior Ring Committee, 4; Aucola, 1. 2 (Business Manager. 3, 4); Debate, 1, 2, 3 (Associate Manager, 4); El Grupo Pan-Americano. 1. 2; International Relations Club. 1, 2; Fund Drive. 4; Independents. 1. 2; League of Women Voters, 1, 2, 3. One of the best for getting things done ... a whiz at debating and knitting and nursing the AuCOLA ... a believer in freedom. Carol Kennedy Pulaski, Tenn. English and French Class Ho: 1. 2, 3; El Grupo Pan- Amen Phi Mu (President, 3; Tri 2, 3, 4; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Double Qua 4); Panhellenic Council, 2, 3. One of our favorite singers ... has leaning toward music and the Navy, especially Bing . . . what the well-dressed coed will wear. u yv Rith Kent • Trenton, N. J. Spanish Class Honors, 1, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Constitution Committee, 3; Alpha Chi Omega (Treas- urer, 4). The versatile roommate . . . quiet and unassuming, but helpful . . . distributor of Betty Erhardt ' s cookies . . . she ' s always tutoring somebody ... a pal when vou need one. Mary King Washington, D. C. Sociology " A " Club, 1. 2 (Sports Manager, 3; President, 41; Religious Board, 4; Chorus. 2. 3. 4; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 2; French Club, 1, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club, 1, 2 (Vice-President, 3, 4); League of Women Voters, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 2 (Corresponding Secretary, 3; Vice-President, 41; Alpha Chi Omega (Corresponding Secretary, 3, 4; Recording Secretary, 3). A swell person to work and play with . . . sports are her strong point . . . and she can sing any part in a choir. Shirley R. Lubell .... New York, N. Y. Fine .Iris New York University, 1, 2; Art Guild, 4; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 4; Aucola, 4. Tall, with an up hair-do ... a versatile artist . . . likes books, music, and art, and swimming and golf, too . . . has an aversion to snow and snobs. HENRY McFARLAND Washington, D. C. Art Versatile, long-haired artist . . . quiet and a worker . . . paints smooth gray houses which were the delight of all who went into the art room ... he and Dean had a joint exhibition early this semester. [95] Rosalie Maletz • • Chevy Chase, Md. Psychology French Club, 2. 3, 4; League of Women Voters. 2. 3. A friendly person who likes good-humored people and doesn ' t like other kinds ah going out on the steps for a smoke of V. R. H. usually found in Room 216 John - Manchester Chevy Chase, Md. Englisli Class Honors, 1, 3; Baseball, 2; Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Tennis, 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega. Ace sports reporter . . . one of the chief eaglets . . . red-head . . . definitely an A. T. O. . . . versatile sportsman . . . partial to food and women ... a swell guy. Pal line Manning Washington, D. C. Romance Languages Class Ho College Honor Society; " A " Club, 1, 2 I Vice-President and T 4; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 2, 3. 4; French Club. 1, 2. 3. 4; ! (Secretary, 3); League of Women Voters, 1, 2, 3; Omicron Epsil easurer. 3; Glee Club, Secretary, 4); Auc 3, 4; Independents, Star writer of essays and short stories . . . lady of languages . . . student even in Mexico City and the summertime . . . fond of books and music, sports and travel; doesn ' t relish getting up or going to bed. Dorothy Mapes Westfield, N. Spanish El Grupo Pan-A Dottie . . . u 3. 4 (Se. Glee Club, Secretary. 3. 41. usually to be found behind the bookstore counter, or writing letters during Spanish class . . . her ideal — convertibles with tires. vu yv Richard Marsh Washington, D. C. Mathematics Class Honors, I, 2, 3, 4; Ejgtt, I. Enjoys calculus and organic chemistry just as much as table tennis (which he wins all the time), the genius! . . . but who wants to study all the time, anywa) ? eanne E. Mathews Utica, X. Y. Business Administration Delta Sigma Rho (Secretary, 4); " A " Club, 3, 4: College Council, 3, 4; Constitution Committee, 2; Speakers ' Bureau, 2, 3; Varsity Debate, 2. 3; Alpha Chi Omega; Panhellenic Council, 3. Irrepressible in class when those dimples begin to show up . . . has plenty to do, and apparently time to do it — what she doesn ' t accomplish isn ' t worth doing . . . especially interested in Latin America. Marion Mattes Scranton, Pa. English Pi Delta Epsilon (President, 3, 4); " A " Club, 1; Orientation Board, 2, 3; Class Vice-President, 1; Class Secretary, 2; Homecoming Queen, 3; AucOLA, 1; Chorus, 1. 2, 3, 4; Eagle (Copy Editor, 1; Associate Editor, 2; Editor, 3); El Grupo Pan- Americano, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Women ' s House Council. 2, 3 (Doim President, 4); Phi Mu (Vice-President, 3; President, 4); Panhellenic Council, 4. " Tambo " ... no censorship for the Eagle . . . Charlie . . . prize alto . . . able columnist . . . leader . . . friend ... a person who seems to fit well in so many different places. Marjorie Plitt Move Chevy Chase. Md. Psychology and Sociology Class Honors, 4; AucOLA, 2; Badminton, 3; El Grupo Pan- Americano. 2; League of Women Voters, 1; Student Christian Fellowship, 1; Alpha Chi Omega; Panhellenic Council. 4. Another bride at Christmas time . . . " Chet " this and " diet " that . . . and always has plenty to do. Albert Napper • Saranac, N. Y. Sociology and History Class Honors, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Cap and Gown (Historian, 4); Pi Gamma Mu; " A " Club. 3, 4; College Council (Secretary, 4); Class Vice-President, 4; May Queen, 3; Aucola, 3; Eag e, 3; League of Women Voters, 3; Kappa Delta (President, 4); Panhellenic Council (Vice- President, 4). Sugar and spice . . . both beauty and brains . . . always carries around letters from Darb . . . little, but don ' t ever get in her way when she is being determined about something. Charlotte Nasht Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Chemistry Alpha Phi. " Lolly " . . . charming dark seniorita from Rio . . . always seen afternoons hanging around the Chem Lab . . . loather of mice and roaches. Doris Patterson ■ Washington, D. C. Biology Beta Beta Beta (Historian, 4); " A " Club, 1, 2, 3; Social Board. 3; Orientation Board, 4; Class Secretary, 4; Chorus, 2, 3, 4; German Club, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Fellow- ship (Corresponding Secretary, 4); Kappa Delta (Secretary, 3). Glued to Paul . . . always around with a notebook, being pleasant . . . glad to go to a picnic, if there ' s chocolate ice cream but no turnips or snakes. Ellis Porter Philadelphia, Pa. History University of Virginia, 1, 2, 3. Former U. of Virginia man . . . always managed to keep the girls guessing about which one was most esteemed . . . now with Uncle Sam. ZMACrts Daisy Posniak Paris France Economics Class Honors, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 3 (President, 4); International Relations Club, 2, 3. 4; League of Women Voters, 2, 3. Another one of those geniuses ... got that job at last and her diploma in February . . . will chatter at length on anything of world interest in English or French. Ralpha Randell Washington, D. C. Biology Class Honors, 1, 3, 4; Beta Beta Beta (Vice-President, 4); Eagle, 1; French Club, 3; German Club, 3; Student Christian Fellowship, 2, 3; Phi Mu. Lively little scientist and tennis player . . . crazy about New Jersey, especially the shore ... can always tell you something about the animal house. Milton Reinhard Bridgeport, Conn. Economics Class Honors, 3. 4; Pr Gamma Mu; Student Body President, 4; Phi Sigma Kappa. Tracy and Milt . . . politics? go see Milt ... no one will ever forget " Bottom " — especially Milt ... he never learned Robert ' s Rules, but he kept order just the same, his kind of order . . . (Oh, Milt!). Charles S. Richmond Rockville Center, X. Y. Political Science Band, 1; Basketball, 1; El Grupo Pan- Americano, 2; Debate, 1, 2, 3; Hamilton House Council (Treasurer, 4); International Relations Club, 3: Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra, 1. 2. 3 (Ubrarian 4); Track. 1: Alpha Kappa Pi (Treasurer. 4). Ham House laundry man . . . always wears that red scarf with those blue and yellow stripes ... a good guy to have around in most any situation. 199] Arletta Skinner Rudd Chevy Chase, Md. Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion College Honor Society. Always smiling and friendly and very much interested in other people . . . exceptionally fond of good music, and Life . . . another February graduate. Margaret Rule . . . ■ Washington, D. C. Spanish Social Board, 2; Orientation Board, 3; Eagle, 1; Delta Gamma (Recording Secretary, 2; President, 3, 4); Panhellenic Council (President, 4). Tall, dark, and Oh boy! . . . friendly . . . likes dancing and sports, except baseball . . . but that ain ' t all about Peggy. Jane Sattler Washington, D. C. Sociology and Religion Class Honors. 3, 4; Cap and Gown; Religious Board, 3; Orientation Board, 4; Assembly Commirtee, 3; Class Vice-President, 2, 3; Class Dance Chairman, 2; Junior Prom Committee. 3; Aucola. 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 2. 3, 4; Eagle, 1, 4; French Club, 1; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; League of Women Voters, 1. 2 (Vice-President, 3); Who ' s Who in American Universities and Colleges, 4; Alpha Chi Omega (Corresponding Secretary, 2; Treasurer, 3; President, 4); Panhellenic Council (President, 4). " Janie " . . . one of the most versatile and busiest girls on campus . . . one of the nicest to have aro und, too . . . she ' s never too busy to help those who need it, however, and often senses when she ' s wanted. Walker Shumate • Bethesda, Md. Economics and Business Administration Curriculum Board, 3; Class Treasurer, 1, 3. 4; Aucola, 3 (Sports Editor, 4); Basketball. 1; Eagle, 1, 2; Intramurals, 1, 2. 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega (Corresponding Secretary, 4). " Ozzie " . . . always working for the Norwegian Embassy . . . lover of women, shorts, crossword puzzles, and fried chicken . . . and a dependable sports editor. Caroline Sulzer DeLand, Fla. Economics Class Honors. 1, 2. 3; Aucola. 1, 2 (Literary Editor, 3); Dramat, 1, 2; Eagle, 1. 2 (Associate Editor, 3); French Club, 1; International Relations Club (Secretary, 1); League of Women Voters, I, 2; Student Christian Fellowship. 1. 2; Varsity Debate, 1, 2; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 1 (President. 21; Alpha Phi (Treasurer, 2). A. I ' . ' s most outstanding debater . . . often to be seen pounding a typewriter in the Eagle ' s nest ... or dashing off lines for the Aucola . . . now at the School of Social Sciences and Public Affairs. Barbara A. Thomas Masardis, Me. English " A " Club, 4; AUCOLA, 4; Edglc. 3; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3: Kappa Delta (Corresponding Secretary, 4) . Tommy the Huntress ... a delightfully caustic humor ... a chocolate ice cream fan . . . Oh, how she hates to get up in the morning! Pall Weidler Williamsport, Pa. Economics and Business Administration Baseball, 3; Football, 3; Intramurals, 4; Phi Sigma Kappa. " Happy Paul, " with a grin for everybody . . . always ready to join in any sport on the market. Catherine Wilkie Washington, D. C. English Class Honors. 2. 3. Little but lively . . . always going around giving intelligence tests, or going to the movies with Elaine . . . she ' ll go skating or dancing anytime. 1101) £ ■ Herbert Wood Port Angelus, Wash. Political Science Class Honors, 4; Omicron Delta Kappa; Varsity Club; Class President. 4; Athletic Board, 3; Camera Club. 1; Debate, 1, 2. 3, 4; Football Manager, 1; International Relations Club (Secretary. 41; Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 2, 3, 4; Track, 2 iCaptain. 3, 4). Crack track man . . . and debater . . . not to mention filihusterer . . . Pris . . . left for the Army only a week after winning the Mason-Dixon mile. George Zuras Washington, D. C. Omicron Delta Kappa; Student Body (Vice-President, 4); Basketball, 3 (Captain, 4); Chorus, 4; Glee Club, 4; Intramural Manager, 4; Who ' s Who in American Universities and Colleges; Alpha Tau Omega (Social Chairman, 4). " Greek " . . . all District championship breaker . . . freshman organizer . . . lusty tenor . . . always ready with another joke. J)h lfl em trial BISHOP ADNA WRIGHT LEONARD President of the Board of Trustees of The American University r Word rrom the C dit or The 1943 Aucola began its fight for birth and recognition via the U. S. mail and was thrown from Nashville to Washington and Washington to Nashville time and time again. Having gained strength and fortitude in this manner — and having gotten smoothed and shaped in just the right places — it began to look like a true well-rounded book. And then came the budget and the war shortages. Well, the Aucola has had at least a dozen different personalities — but we have tried to do our best to get as much human interest and as many pictures in as possible. First honors go to Ruth Gross, business manager. It seems to be a tradition that editors and business managers don ' t converse with each other — in other words, they aren ' t on speaking terms. I think we did very well. I can ' t say that we were always speaking to each other — we usually yelled! But we did our utmost to get along and help each other out in tight spots — Ruth was really an angel when it came to the final spurt of copy. With her valiant work she has earned her admission card to that special padded niche of heaven reserved for the exclusive use of Aucola slaves. Faith Pettit deserves a garland of roses for her superlative map. And I never could understand how the Army had the nerve to take Ozzie Shumate away and leave me with the sports section to suffer over all by my lonesome. 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