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The American University- Library WASHINGTON. D. C. f- re5en Una: ZJne Colleae of 4rb and Sciences of iJlie American Uniuerdity, lAJadkinaton, Uj. C 1947 1DC0LA F S3 ■■ n ■■ i 1-:. Lt - Canaries (JS. i (orris C ailor [fid in »• ■ B A. J tuart iK.ick (Ouiineii fVlanaijer UNIQUE AMONG CLASSES IS ONE THAT SPANS IN FOUR YEARS THE AVERAGE EXPERIENCES OF A WHOLE LIFETIME— LIFE TO DEATH— PEACE TO WAR. AS UNWILLING POSSESSORS OF THIS DISTINCTION, WE HAVE SEEN OUR CLASS DECIMATED TO THE CALL OF WAR— RETURNING ONCE MORE TO THE ADJUST- MENTS OF PEACE. THREE DECADES AGO ANOTHER CLASS FOUGHT A WAR— THAT TIME TO END ALL WARS; THE COLLEGE YOUTH OF THE TWENTIES SPENT HIS TIME TRYING TO FORGET; THE THIRTIES DID FORGET AND CALLED HIM FRIVOLOUS; AND FRIVOLOUS YOUTH FROM 1941 TO 1945 FOUGHT THIS PAST WAR. WE COULD BE BITTER AND SAY THAT WE HAD BEEN CHEATED OUT OF WHAT WAS RIGHTFULLY OURS— GAIETY, LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND CON- VERTIBLES OR WE COULD RESORT TO " ROSY-GLOW " OPTIMISM AND SAY THAT OURS WAS A GREAT HER- ITAGE, AND THAT ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS LOOK AROUND THAT EVER-BECKONING CORNER — AND THERE — WERE OUR NEW WORLDS TO CONQUER. BUT HOW CAN WE SAY THAT WE HAVE BEEN CHEATED WHEN ALL THE REST OF THE WORLD FACES POV- ERTY, DEATH, FAMINE AND PESTILENCE? YET BIT- TERNESS IS EASY AND THERE ARE ALWAYS THE SELF- DELUDERS WITH THEIR EASIER-WAY-OUTS. WE, THIS COLLEGE, AND THIS NATION MUST CHOOSE A DIF- FERENT WAY — FOR BITTERNESS LEADS TO SELF- DESTRUCTION. THIS MUCH IS CLEAR. WE OWE A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE REST OF THE WORLD. THE COLLEGE MEN AND WOMEN OF TODAY HAVE ILLUS- TRATED THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF THIS RESPONSI- BILITY AND HAVE DEFINITE IDEAS ON WHAT MUST BE DONE. WITH THIS AWARENESS, WE MAY BE SURE THAT RATHER THAN A FEELING OF BITTERNESS, THERE IS GRIM DETERMINATION TO SHAPE THE FUTURE TOWARD THE SORT OF LIFE WE WANT FOR THE WORLD. FOREWORD w S i feW BATTELLE ' MEAfMfAL Vi l — =8 oLJr. Aonn O. d5entleu V FOR TWENTY-THREE YEARS DR. JOHN E. BENTLEY HAS DEVOTED HIMSELF TO THE CAUSE OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WITHOUT REGARD TO TIME OR COST TO HIMSELF. AS A PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY OR AS DEAN OF THE COLLEGE, THE POSITION HE NOW HOLDS, HE HAS EVER BEEN THE STUDENTS ' FRIEND AND COUNSELLOR. DR. BENTLEY, HAVING WATCHED THE COLLEGE FROM ITS BIRTH, IS NOW IN A POSITION TO HELP IT ADJUST TO THE GREAT CHANGES THAT EVERY COLLEGE IS EXPERIENCING DUE TO THE FLUX OF WAR. A KEEN OBSERVER OF THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE COUNTRY HE COUPLES THIS WITH A BELIEF IN THE NECESSITY OF A FIRM MORAL AND SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION WHICH WE, AND ALL PEOPLES MUST HAVE TO FACE THE CHALLENGE OF THE FUTURE. THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES LOOKS FORWARD TO YEARS OF PROGRESS UNDER HIS GUIDANCE. Six oDr. Ljeorae (IS. l Uoods during the twenty-two years of service and guidance that dr. george b. woods has given to the college, he has consistently stood out as a leader of students, not only in the classroom but in the field of student activities. dr. wood as a member of the original faculty, as dean of the college, as a friend and guide to all who have known him, studied under him, and worked with him, has seen this campus grow from its small begin fgs in 1925, until today, as he resigns, a. u. has the largest enrollment in its history. throughout the years his teaching livls have always been held to high ideals of intellectual sty a m) scholarship. dr. woods has himself created a living mw ment to all that is fine and praiseworthy in american uniVersity. Seven II u I! A II P 11 s if m 4 v !H Us I! E A II T I F 11 L vJur -ArdminiitratL A COLLEGE CONSISTS OF THREE SEPARATE PARTS — STUDENTS, FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION. THE FIRST TWO ARE PERHAPS THE MOST OUT- STANDING IN RESPECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY DEAL WITH THE MORE APPARENT AND IMMEDIATE ASPECTS OF COLLEGE LIFE. THERE IS, HOW- EVER, BASIC TO ANY WELL-RUN COLLEGE, THAT THIRD PART, THE ADMIN- ISTRATION. IT IS NOT LOVED OR FEARED FOR THE GRADES IT GIVES, OR FOR THE TEAMS IT MAKES, OR FOR THE ORGANIZATION IT RUNS. THE TOKEN OF SUCCESS FOR AN ADMINISTRATION IS ITS ANONYMITY — NOT AS INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS BUT AS A BODY. ITS JOB IS THAT OF COORDINATION, OF RESPONSIBILITY, OF DUTIES, OF BUSINESS DETAILS, AND SO ON, DOWN THE LIST OF MINUTIAE FOR WHICH IT IS RESPONSIBLE. FROM REGULAR STUDENTS TO THE U. S. NAVY, TO CADET NURSES, AND BACK TO REGULAR STUDENTS AGAIN, THE ADMINISTRATION, ITS EXECUTIVE AND BUSINESS BRANCHES HAVE KEPT A. U. STRAIGHT. TO DR. DOUGLASS GOES SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR THE JOB HE HAS DONE IN HEADING THE UNIVERSITY DURING THESE TURBULENT TIMES. IN OUR ADMINISTRATION, THEN, WE RECOGNIZE THESE TRAITS THAT MARK THE SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE, AND WISH TO EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE THE MECHANICS OF OUR COLLEGE RUN SO SMOOTHLY OVER OUR YEARS HERE. A II VI I V I S DR. PAUL F. DOUGLASS President of the University DR. JOHN E. BENTLEY Dean of the College and Professor of Psychology DR. ESTHER STRONG Dean of Women and Professor of Sociology T R A T I N FHDLIY WE SALUTE OUR FACULTY. WE SALUTE THEM AS OUR INSTRUCTORS AND OUR FRIENDS. AS CLEAR-SIGHTED BELIEVERS IN AMERICAN EDUCATION AS THE KEY TO AMERICAN LIFE, THEY HAVE GIVEN OF THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS TO MAKE CLEAR TO US THE TRUE MEANING OF A LIBERAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN MODERN LIFE. DR. MERRITT C. BATCHELDER Professor of English MARY LOUISE BROWN Professor of English DR. C. HENRY LEINEWEBER Professor of German DR. FRANK LORIMER Professor of Sociology DR. THOMAS O. MARSHALL Professor of Education DR. HUBERTO ROHDEN Professor of Religion DR. WALTER F. SHENTON Professor of Mathematics DR. GEORGE B. WOODS Professor of English Fifteen JAMES L. McLAIN Associate Professor of Music RUBERTA M. OLDS Associate Professor of Spanish DR. GENE T. PELSOR Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics BARBARA HALL Assistant Professor of Physical Education DR. CHARLES M. CLARK Assistant Professor of English ROBERT C. COONS Assistant Professor of Chemistry HARRY T. OSHIMA Assistant Professor of Economics PETER P. STAPAY Assistant Professor of Secretarial Science Sixteen HELEN HILLMAN Instructor in Physical Education MARY FRANCES MILLER Instructor in Speech and Dramatics HUGO SCHULZ Instructor in Physical Education KATHRYN D. WYATT Instructor in French MARGARET BERGER Lecturer in Spanish PIETRO LAZZARI Lecturer in Art ALEXANDER MACOMB Lecturer in French and Spanish GRACE BARNES College Librarian Seventeen en lor Aunior S opnomore srreinman CLASSES ZJne Senior L lt aid PRESIDENT, LEE COZAN; VICE-PRESIDENT, CHARLES NORRIS; SECRETARY, CARROLL BISCHOFF; TREAS- URER JAMES EDEN . . . OUR OFFICERS— AND WHAT STRUGGLES WE HAD ELECTING THEM. THE VICE- PRESIDENCY WAS THE ONLY OFFICE ANYONE SEEMED ABLE TO HOLD FOR THE WHOLE YEAR. IN FACT, DIS- CLAIMING HEROICS, OUR WHOLE FOUR YEARS HERE HAVE BEEN A STRUGGLE. TO START, WE SPENT OUR FIRST SEMESTER IN THE DOWNTOWN SCHOOL, LEAV- ING CAMPUS TO THE TENDER MERCIES OF THE SPARS. DURING THE FOLLOWING YEARS WE BUMPED INTO, AND SHARED CAMPUS WITH THE RED CROSS. FAVOR- ITE COMMENT HEARD IN LUNCH LINES THEN WAS, " OH, AGNES, ARE THEY STUDENTS? " AFTER THE END OF THE WAR, THE MALE HALF OF OUR CLASS RE- TURNED—FEBRUARY, 1946. WE HAVE SPENT OUR SENIOR YEAR RE-ASSEMBLING AS A CO-EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE ONCE AGAIN. SO WHEN JUNE COMES AROUND, WE ' LL START TO REMEMBER THAT, " FRIEND- SHIPS WILL ALWAYS BIND US . . . FOR MEM ' RIES REMIND US, OF . . . OUR A. U. " Twenty CAROLINE L. BAISDEN NURSING WASHINGTON, D. C. Registered Nurses ' Club of American University, 4. always ready with a question . . . she has hubby renew her books. SOCIOLOGY ALICE BEACHLER TOLEDO, OHIO Toledo University, 1,2; Most Representative Junior Girl, 3; French Club, 3; Varsity Speed Ball (Assistant Man- ager, 3); Ping Pong Tournament, 3, 4 (Manager, 4); " A " -CIub, 4; Intramural Basketball, 3, 4; Tennis, 3, 4; AUCOLA, 4 (Copy Editor, 4); Delta Gamma. " Smokie " . . . tin sudden passion foi long of it Gordon MUSIC LORRAINE BENTON WASHINGTON, D. C. George Washington University, 1 ; Religious Board, 4 Chairman, 4) ; Chorus, 2; Student Christian Fellowship, 2, 3, 4 (Program Chairman, 3) ; Alpha Delta Pi. pianist par excellence minister ' s wife. Roy the perfect LAWRENCE BETHEL ECONOMICS POULTNEY, VT. Green Mountain Junior College, 1, 2; EAGLE (Business Manager, 3); German Club, 4; I.R.C., 4; Intramurals, 3, 4; Varsity Track, 3, 4; Manager of Dining Room, 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega. " Larry " . . . " Boop " . . . they call him " daddy " . . . canny New Englander . . . fearless exposes. Twenty-one CARROLL BISCHOFF PSYCHOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. Secretary Senior Class; Social Board, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 1 ; German Club, 2, 3 ; Delta Gamma (Recording Secretary, 4). the Fatherland . . . " Bill " . . . wings over China . . . changeable . . . photogenic. MICHELE BROWNING PSYCHOLOGY ROCKVILLE, : McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1, 2, 3. born in Canada . . . as sweet as she is pretty. AUDREY BLESSING SOCIOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. Northwestern Univ., 1 ; Pi Delta Epsilon ; EAGLE, 2, 3 (Society Editor, 2); AUCOLA, 2, 4 (Asst. Ed., 4); Freshman Bible, 4 (Ed., 4) ; Most Repr. Senior Girl, 4; Who ' s Who, 4; College Council, 3; Soc. Bd., 4; Spanish Club, 2, 3; I.R.C., 2, 3; Women ' s House Gov ' t., 4 (V.-Pres., 4) ; Intramurals, 3, 4; Assembly Chmn., 3; Univ. Soc. Chmn., 3; Inter-dormitory Council, 4; Cheer- leader, 3; Delta Gamma (V.-Pres., 4). " Blossom " . . . " Chuck " . . . ingenuity. FREDERICK D. CARL ECONOMICS WASHINGTON, D. C. EAGLE, 3; AUCOLA, 2, 4 (Bus. Mgr., 2) ; Who ' s Who, 4; Junior Class Treas. ; College Council, 3, 4; Orienta- tion Bd., 4; Interfraternitv Council, 4 (Sec. -Treas., 4); Varsity Club, 4; Camera Club, 1, 2; S.C.F., 2; Varsity (Swimming Team, 4; Track, 2, 3; Baseball, 1, 2; Asst. Mgr., 1, Mgr., 2); Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega (Sentinel, 3, Pres., 4). " Fred " . . . that Hudson . . . one of A. U. ' s more serious promoters. Twenty-two ART CLEMENT DEAN CARTER WASHINGTON, D. C. Dramat, 1, 2; Alpha Psi Omega, 3, 4; EAGLE, 1, 2, 3; AUCOLA, 1, 2; Pinfeathers, 1; Dean ' s List, 1, 2, 3; Art Guild, 2, 3, 4 (President, 3, 4) ; Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 3, 4; Phi Sigma Kappa (Secretary, 4). budding artist . . . oh, those waves . . . Dixie land . . . the Southern touch. ROSALIE CORRADO BIOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. Beta Beta Beta, 2, 3, 4 (V.-Pres., 3; Pres., 4) ; Pi Delta Epsilon, 2, 3, 4 (Secy., 3; V.-Pres., 4) ; Cap and Gown, 4 (Pres., 4); EAGLE, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Asst. Ed., 2; Co-Ed., 3); AUCOLA, 2; Dean ' s List, 1, 2, 3; Who ' s Who, 4; College Council, 3, 4 (V.-Pres., 4); Orientation Bd., 4; Debate, 3; German Club, 2; Dramatics, 1, 2, 3; V.-Pres. Soph. Class; V.-Pres. Junior Class; Univ. Publ. Bd., 3, 4 Secy., 4). MARTHA ANN CLARK ENGLISH GROVE CITY, PA. Faculty Prize, 2; Dean ' s List, 1, 2, 3; Religious Board, 1 ; Spanish Club, 2. she makes the grades . . . determined . . . we wonder what the Orphanage has on M. G. H.? GORDON COWAN PSYCHOLOGY NEW YORK, N. Y. Rutgers University, 1, 2; Omicron Delta Kappa, 4; EAGLE, 3, 4 (Copy and Make-up Editor, 4) ; Dramatics, 3, 4; College Council, 3, 4 (President, 4); College Pub- lication Board, 3; University Publications Board, 4; Intramurals, 3, 4; Delta Upsilon. " Milly " . . . that beaming face . . . he was sur- prised to hear that there was an election going on. V.-Pres. who succeeded energetic. l Twenty-three LEE COZAN PSYCHOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. Pi Delta Epsilon, 3, 4; EAGLE, 1, 2, 3 (Sports Ed., 3 Athletic Board, 4; Interfraternity Council, 3, 4; Senior Class President; Spanish Club, 4; I.R.C., 1, 2 (Secy., 2) Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity (Basketball, 1, 3; Track 1); Phi Sigma Kappa (Pledge Master, 3; President, 4) quorum, quorum, who ' s got a quorum . . . the strong, silent type . . . what SHALL we give . . . keeper oj the inn, ENGLISH MERIDEL DICKINSON WASHINGTON, D. C. Ohio State University, 1 ; University of Maryland, 2 ; Alpha Lambda Delta, 1, 2; Pi Delta Epsilon, 4; EAGLE, 3 (Assistant Editor, 3); Chorus, 3, 4; Spanish Club, 4; Phi Mu. shes ' s engaged — she wears a diamond . . . we saw double until this year. WAYNE GULP ECONOMICS Alpha Ian Omega. long, lean, and likeable . . . a gentleman oj out YEADON, PA. . . that jacket . . . a pipe Id school. BERT L. GASTER ECONOMICS WASHINGTON, D. C. Hampden Sidney College; University of North Carolina; Treasurer Junior Class; Assembly Committee, 4; Spanish Club, 4; Varsity Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; " A " -Club, 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega (Editor, ATO News Letter, Palm Reporter, 3, 4). " Tex " . . . varsity hot shot men . . . and oh those eyes! those tall, dark Twenty-four ELIZABETH GILLESPIE PSYCHOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. Dramat, 1, 2; Alpha Psi Omega, 3, 4 (V.-Pres., 3; Pres., 4); Orientation Bd., 2, 3; Chairman, Freshman Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; International Re- lations Club, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 2, 3; Chorus, 1, 2, 4; Intramurals, 2, 3; Delta Gamma (Treas., 2, 3). " Betty " . . . Romeo, Romeo . . . raven locks . . . stars in her eyes . . . Michael. H. JOYCE GOCHENOUR SPANISH WASHINGTON, D. C. Cap and Gown, 4 (Treas., 4) ; Pi Gamma Mu, 4; Dean ' s List, 2, 3; Who ' s Who, 4; Secy. Class, 1; Pres. Class., 2; Pres. Class, 3; College Council, 4 (Secy., 4); " A " -Club, 2 3 4 (Pres., 4); Spanish Club, 2, 3, 4 (Pres., 4); French Club, 3; I.R.C., 3, 4 (Treas., 4) ; Panhell. Coun- cil 2, 4 (Treas., 4); Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity (Basketball, 1, 3, 4; Mgr., 4; Softball, 2; Volleyball, 3) ; Delta Gamma (Rec. Sec, 2, 3; Pres., 4). " Jerce " . . . versatility . . . capability. DONALD GORMLEY POLITICAL SCIENCE WASHINGTON, D. C. Colorado College, 1, University of Portland, 1; Alpha Psi Omega, 2, 3, 4; Elections Board, 4; Interfraternity Council, 4; Student Publicity Board, 4; Dramatics, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals, 2, 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega. the hero to vanquish all villains ardent debater. ' ' Bobby " ANN GRAHAM SOCIOLOGY - HISTORY FALLS CHURCH, VA. Duke University, 1 ; Cap and Gown, 4 ; Pi Delta Epsilon, 4- Pi Gamma Mu, 3, 4 (V.-Pres., 4); Who ' s Who, 4; " A " -Club, 3, 4; EAGLE, 2, 3 (Bus. Mgr., 3) ; AUCOLA, 4 (Features Ed., 4) ; Freshman Bible, 2 (Ed., 2) ; Dean ' s List, 2, 4; Chorus, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C., 2, 4; Interdormitory Council, 4; Women ' s House Govt., 4 (Pres., 4); Intra- murals, 2, 3, 4; Varsity (Basketball, etc., 3, 4) ; Alpha Chi Omega (Treas., 3; Rec. Sec, 4). " Annie " . . . Bach . . . basketball . . . wit. Twenty-five BIOLOGY JOHN HARRISON ARLINGTON, VA. Omicron Delta Kappa, 4; Beta Beta Beta, 2, 3, 4 (V.- Pres., 3, 4); Dean ' s List, 1; Freshman Bible, 2 (Co-ed., 2); Pres. Freshman Class; Treas. Junior Class; Who ' s Who, 4; Religious Board, 1; Interfraternitv Council, 2, 3 (Pres., 3) ; Debate, 1; S.C.F., 1, 2; Intramurals, 2, 3; Phi Sigma Kappa (Treas., 2; Pres., 3). " Johnny " . . . September wedding . . . " Mike " . . . saddle shoes, tiveeds, and pipe. MARGERY HARRISON ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. Mars Hill Junior College, 1, 2; Chorus, 3, 4; Poetry- Club, 3, 4. " Pug " . . . everyone ' s friend . . . the higher things in life . . . enthusiasm in the right places. JANICE HOOVER ENGLISH HARRISONBURG, VA. Universitv of Virginia, 1; Madison College, 2; EAGLE, 3; French Club, 3. steady friend . . . pigeon chaser . . . from Rendez- vous to Coffee Shop. JAMES JOSEPH ENGLISH WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. Alpha Sigma Phi. " Jimmy " . . . fastidious . . . a student . . . reticent humor . . . good guy. Twenty-six FRANCES KAPLUS SOCIOLOGY NEWARK, N. J. Grey Court College, 1; Pi Gamma Mu, 3, 4 (Pres., 4) ; Poetry Club, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Pres., 3); EAGLE, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Asst Ed., 2) ; Debate, 1,3; Dean ' s List, 1 ; Who ' s Who, 3; Publ. Bd., 2; Women ' s House Govt., 2, 3 (Treas., 2; Soc. Chmn., 3) ; Chorus 2, 3; Spanish Club, 3 (Treas., 3); I.R.C., 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sec.-Treas., 2; V.-Pres., 3; Pres., 4); Varsity Volleyball, 2, 3; Intramurals, 2, 3, 4. social conscience . . . internationally minded . . . ambitious. JEANNE LEAR ECONOMICS WASHINGTON, D. C. Pi Delta Epsilon, 2, 3, 4 (Pres., 4) ; Pi Gamma Mu, 4; EAGLE, 2, 3 (Assoc. Ed., 2; Co-ed., 3); Freshman Bible, 3; Who ' s Who, 3; College Council, 4; Publ. Ed., 3; Sec, 3) ; Orientation Bd., 4; Univ. Publ. Bd., 1, 2, 3, 4 (S ec, 3) ; Panhell. Council, 4 (Pres., 4) ; Poetry Club, 3; French Club, 3 (Sec.-Treas., 3); Debate, 3; Alpha Chi Omega (President, 4). ' ' Smash ' ' . . . Huxley and Human Living . . . lib- eralism in extremis. DOROTHY KARAM CHEMISTRY EASTON, PA. Penn Hall Junior College, 1, 2; Varsity Basketball, 3, 4; Varsity Softball, 3, 4; Cheerleader, 3; AUCOLA, 4; Delta Gamma. " Dottie " the gang the baby blue Buick convertible an honest friend. GILBERTA LYONS PSYCHOLOGY ASHVILLE, N. C. Brerard Junior College, 1; EAGLE, 3, 4; German Club, local 3, 4 " Gil " following in Roz ' s footsteps disseminator of knowledge . . . defender of rights of those above 21. Twenty-seven HELEN MAYO ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. Averett College, 1, 2; EAGLE, 3, 4 (Features Editor, 3) ; AUCOLA, 4; Publications Board, 4; Publicity Com- mittee, 4; Radio Station WAMC, 4; Delta Gamma. diminutive journalist . . . editor ' s valued helper . . . a natural for success. KARL O. MANN ECONOMICS CHEVY CHASE, MD. EAGLE, 1 (Circulation Mgr., 1); Orientation Bd., 4; Chorus, 1 ; Glee Club, 1 ; Interfraternity Council, 3, 4 (Secretary, 3; President, 4); Intramurals, 1; Alpha Sigma Phi (Historian, 2; President, 3, 4). why study . . . one of the boys . . . that Chewy. PEGGY McFARLAND LANGUAGES WASHINGTON, D. C. AUCOLA, 2, 3; Who ' s Who, 4; French Club, 3, 4 (Pies., 3); Spanish Club, 3, 4; Constitutions and Elec- tions Committe, 3, 4 (Sec, 4); " A " -Club, 4; Treas. of Class, 2, 3; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals, 2, 3, 4; Varsity (Basketball, 3, 4; Volleyball, 3, 4, Mgr., 3); Alpha Chi Omega (Recording Sec, 2). ' ' Peg " . . . peerless guardian of baskets and books . . . feathercut a blessing? SOCIOLOGY JANE NICHOLS ARLINGTON, VA. Paris Junior College, 1, 2; EAGLE, 4 (Office Manager, 4); Religious Board, 3; College Council, 3 (Secretary, 3); International Relations Club, 3; Who ' s Who, 4. she ' s got what it takes . . . another social con- science . . . those long bus rides to the downtown school. Twenty-eight HISTORY CHARLES B. NORRIS PORTSMOUTH, OHIO Rio Grande College, 1; Ohio State University, 2; Pi Delta Epsilon, 4; AUCOLA, 4 (Editor, 4); Freshman Bible, 3 (Associate Editor, 3) ; Vice-President Senior Class; Publications Board, 4; Proctor of Clark House; Interdormitory Council, 4. " Chuck " . . . " Blossom " . . . he wants to go back to France . . . grand editor to work for. BRITT SCHWEITZER MATHEMATICS -PHYSICS WASHINGTON, D. C. EAGLE, 2, 4; Vice-President Freshman Class; Chorus, 1 ; German Club, 4; Varsity Tennis, 1 ; Phi Sigma Kappa. tennis star . . . genius at the piano, from Bach to Boogie . . . composer. WALTER G. SCHWEITZER MATHEMATICS - PHYSICS WASHINGTON, D. C. EAGLE, 1, 2 (Advertising Manager, 1; Business Man- ager, 2); Athletic Board, 2; College Council, 3; Inter- fraternity Council, 2 (President, 2); Varsity Tennis, 2; Phi Sigma Kappa (President, 2). " Gary " . . . that laugh . . . the intelligencia . . . for almost nuthin ' he ' ll hypnotize you! MUSIC BARBARA SIMMONS WASHINGTON, D. C. Bob Jones College, 2; EAGLE, 1; Religious Board, 4; Social Board, 4; Orientation Board, 4; Chorus, 1, 3; S.C.F., 1, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4) ; Panhellenic Council, 3, 4 (Vice-President, 4); Homecoming Queen, 4; Best Loved Girl, 4; Kappa Delta (Secretary, 3; President, 4). " Bobbie " . . . his favorite blond . . . true faith in human beings. I wenty-nine w ENGLISH LEROY SMITH ARLINGTON, VA. Pi Gamma Mu, 3, 4; Dean ' s List, 2; Dramat, 1, 2, 3; Alpha Psi Omega, 4; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3; Interna- tional Relations Club, 1, 2; College Council, 1, 2, 3; Intramurals, 2; Alpha Tau Omega (Secretary, 3). housekeeping . . . Phyllis . . . more and more de- grees . . . to teach or not to teach . . . poker fiend. GEORGE TOLLEY ECONOMICS ALEXANDRIA, VA Pennsylvania State College, 1 ; Pi Delta Epsilon, 2, 3, 4 Omicron Delta Kappa, 4; EAGLE, 2, 4 (Editor, 2, 4) Publications Board, 1, 2; Radi o Station WAMC, 4; Phi Sigma Kappa (Secretary 2). Eagle-itis . . . good pianist . . . true Phi Sig . . . addicted to the more cultured aspects of life. BEVERLY C. UNSWORTH PSYCHOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. International Relations Club, 3; Spanish Club, 3; Athletic Board, 3 (Chairman, 3); " A " Club, 3; Secretary Junior Class; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3; Varsity (Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Baseball, 2; Speedball, 2, 3); Delta Gamma (Vice-Pres- ident, 3). ' Bev " ' Walt ' Oh! those twins. RITA YURKANIN PSYCHOLOGY KINGSTON, PA. College of New Rochelle, 1 ; Bucknell University Junior College, 2; Student Christian Fellowship, 4; Interna- tional Relations Club, 4. proctor with a conscience . . . idealist with a prac- tical streak . . . " Spellbound. " Thirty ROSE BARBARA MUSIC WASHINGTON, D. C. those big, big eyes . . . interested in people . . . boogie with a vengeance. ANNA FAGELSON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY ALEXANDRIA, VA. she proves that arts and sciences do mix . . . future doctor. EDGAR BENSON SOCIOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. those vets ' apartments . . . busy man . . . let ' s face the facts . . . practicality plus . . . comments in " soc " classes. ROBERT FAIN ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. he ' s got it ... a vet ' s apartment ... a wonderful wife . . . subtle humor. ELWOOD BERKELEY SOCIOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. one of A. U. ' s golfers . . . he ' s looking for a world community . . . quiet self-assurance. JAMES WILLIAM FOSTER ART ARLINGTON, VA. Johns Hopkins University, 1, 2; George Washington Uni- versity, 3. seen most frequently at an easel . . . thorough knowledge of the Virginia bus system. ALICE CHOY MUSIC OAHU, HAWAII University of Hawaii, 1 ; Chorus, 2 ; Women ' s House Council, 2 (Treasurer). a firm touch on the piano . . . Tom . . . time out for getting engaged . . . " a friend in need. " JOHN GALLOWAY ART WASHINGTON, D. C. Junior Agricultural College ; George Washington Uni- versity. dapper . . . the art world . . . that mural on the wall. HOWARD COHN HISTORY WASHINGTON, D. C. University of Indiana, 1, 2; EAGLE, 4; Pi Lambda Phi. interest in the printed page . . . February graduate. SEWELL GENTRY PSYCHOLOGY FAIRTON, N. J. the " Duck " . . . plaids and pipes . . . sports en- thusiast. JOHN COTRONA POLITICAL SCIENCE HAMMONTON, N. J. Pi Gamma Mu, 3, 4; Dean ' s List, 1, 2; Debate, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3, 4; Constitution and Elections Committee, 4 (Chairman, 4) ; Alpha Tau Omega. lawyer-to-be humor. high sounding phrases . . . jovial CHARLES GIESE POLITICAL SCIENCE WASHINGTON, D. C. Colorado College, 1. from the campus to the downtown school . . . always busy. FRED JAMES EDEN ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. Alpha Psi Omega, 4; Omicron Delta Kappa, 4; EAGLE, 1, 2 (Circulation and Adv. Mgr., 2); V.-Pres. Freshman reas. Soph- Class; ' I ' reas. Senior Class; Elections Bd., 3; Cheer Leader, 1; Orientation Bd., 2; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball, 1, 2; Intramurals, 1, 2, 4; Interfraternity Council, 1, 2; Alpha Kappa Phi, 1, 2, 3; Alpha Sigma Phi ' V.-Pres., 4). " Jim " . . . all the world ' s a stage . . . swashing and a martial outside . . . rhetoric unbounded. MARY GODDARD POLITICAL SCIENCE WASHINGTON, D. C. University of Georgia, 1, 2; Washington Semester, 3; Kappa Alpha Theta. smooth . . . beautiful clothes . . . A. U. ' s Dorothy Parker . . . intelligent interest in all about her. 7 hirty-one G )DFRKV HOCHBAUM PSYCHOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. I niversit) of Vienna, Austria, 1, 2; Missouri State Teachers College, 2. Austria ' s loss, our gain . . . quips in Dr. Leine- .i i h, i ' s class . . . on getting 3 point averages. WILFRED MORIN POLITICAL SCIENCE DERBY, ME. President of Hamilton House, 4; Interdormitor Coun- cil 4. " Will " . . . " Jacki " . . . tomorrow ' s professor . . . ulnars ready for a few holes of golf. BUENA HOPSON ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. Henderson State Teachers College, 1 ; Arkansas State Teachers College, 2; Arkansas A M College, 3. wonderful secretary to the Dean . . . thai Southern ait, nt . . . a friend to all students. JOHN READ BIOLOGY CHICAGO, ILL. University of Chicago, 1 ; Dartmouth College, 2. music lover . . . photography addict . . . good at fixing contraptions. JOHN JEHLE BIOLOGY COLLEGE PARK, MD. University of Maryland, 1, 2. sandwiches in psychology . . . humorous quips. ADELE REESE SOCIOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. EAGLE, 1, 3; Prayer Group, 3. ardent sociologist . . . hard worker . . . how to study on the bus. MILDRED KECK ECONOMICS PUEBLO, COLO. Ohio State University, 1,2; University of New Mexico, 3. " Milly " . . . the girl who should have transferred sooner . . . ' ' first lady " . . . D. U. pinned . . . oh, that hair! BEN LONG SUMMERFORD ART MONTGOMERY, ALA. Birmingham Southern College; Howard College; Uni- versity College. he got the prize . . . originality in art . . . promis- ing future. MUSIC FLORENCE LYMAN WASHINGTON, D. C. Dramat, 1; Alpha Psi Omega, 2, 3, 4 (Secretary, 3); EAGLE, 2, 3; Freshman Bible, 2; Co-editor, 2; Social Board, 4; Publicitv Director, WAMC, 4; Dramatics, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4. " Flo " . . . dramatic soprano . . . oh, to be among the literati . . . character actress supreme. AUGUST WERNER ECONOMICS CHEVY CHASE, MD. industrious . . . those down town courses . . . definitely an economist. SHEILA McCULLOCH POLITICAL SCIENCE JACKSON HEIGHTS, N. Y. Marymount College, 1, 2, 3. quiet, cultured personality . . . likes children . . . journalism in the future. DOROTHY WINDENBURG SPANISH CHEVY CHASE, MD. Cornell College, 1; University of California, 2; Long Beach City College, 3. dancing talent . . . missionary interests . . . de- termined. ROBERT MILLER HISTORY WASHINGTON, D. C. Varsity Basketball, 2, 3 (Captain, 3); Varsity Tennis, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Captain, 3); " A " -Club, 2, 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega. at home with a racquet . . . the good old days in the ATO House . . . the Army interlude. J hirty-two scwoa d l Jlte Aunlor K lc ass PRESIDENT, KENNETH JONES; VICE-PRESIDENT, MARY FRANCES LEGRANDE; SECRETARY, VIRGINIA HUEY; TREASURER, BERT GASTER . . . THE JUNIOR CLASS, RANKS GREATLY INCREASED BY ACCELERAT- ING SOPHOMORES, GOT A HEAD START ON EVERYONE ELSE BY WINDING UP ELECTIONS IN A HURRY, WITH THE ABOVE SLATE BEING DULY ELECTED. KEN JONES, ENERGETIC PRESIDENT, WAS BUSY EVERYWHERE IN HIS EFFORTS TO ADEQUATELY REPRESENT THE GROUP. THE WHOLE CLASS HAS TAKEN AN ACTIVE PART IN CAMPUS AFFAIRS; SOCIAL, EXTRA-CURRICU- LAR, AND WHAT HAVE YOU; INTERESTS RANGING FROM THE GROTTO TO THE LIBRARY, FROM CAMPUS POLITICS TO SHAKESPEARIAN SONNET FORMS. THE JUNIOR CLASS SENT TWO OF ITS BRIGHTER STU- DENTS, JO JO ELAM AND EUGENE PICKETT, TO REP- RESENT THE COLLEGE IN THE WASHINGTON SEM- ESTER, THE LATEST THING IN HIGHER EDUCATION. BIG SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR JUNIORS WAS THE TRADITIONAL JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM, HELD THIS YEAR ON MAY SECOND AT THE KENNEDY-WARREN. WITH THIS SUCCESS, THE JUNIOR CLASS BOWS OUT, EAGER TO HOLD THE LONG COVETED TITLE— SENIOR ! Thirty-four FAVE BAKER ECONOMICS - HISTORY WASHINGTON, D. C. Pi Gamma Mu, 3; EAGLE, 3; Deans List, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 1, 2: International Relations Club, 3; Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 2, 3; Alpha Chi Omega. ft ETHEL YOUNG BENSON ENGLISH ETHRIDGE, TENN. Martin College, 1, 2: Kappa Delta. BARBARA BROWN ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. Stephens College, 1, 2; Publications Board, 3; Kappa Delta. MARTHA BROWN HISTORY SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. Williamsport-Dickinson Junior College, 1, 2; AUCOLA, 3 (Advertising Manager, 3); I.R.C., 3; Politics Club, 3; Chorus, 3. BETTY COFFELT CHEMIS ' IRY FALLS CHURCH, VA. University of I ennissii ' , 1 : AUCOLA, 2; Intramural Badminton (Manager, nit) Softball, 2. Thirty-five « KATHRYN DIXON ROMANCE LANGUAGES WASHINGTON, D. C. EAGLE, 2 (Circulation Manager, 2); Woman ' s House Council, 3 Treas- I ; Panhellenic Council, ij Choir, 1, 2, 3; Spanish Club, 3; French Club, 3; Intramural (Basketball, 2, 3; Badminton, 2i; Kappa Delta (Sec- retary, 3). SARAH JANE EHLERS HISTORY FORESTVILLE, MD. Western Maryland College, 1 ; AUCOLA, 3 (Co-Editor, Group Photog- raphy, 3); Court of Campus Queen, 2; Religious Board, 3 (Secretary- Treasurer, 3); House Council of Mary Graydon Hall, 3 (Social Chairman, 3); Intramural Basketball, 2, 3; International Relations Club, 2, 3. EMMA JO ELAM PSYCHOLOGY PULASKI, TENN. Martin College, 1, 2; Washington Semester, 1947; Student Christian Fel- lowship, 3 (Social Chairman, 3) ; Kappa Delta. ROSEMARY FELL BIOLOGY NOTTINGHAM, PA. Wesley Junior College, 1, 2; Chorus, 3; Student Christian Fellowship, 3; Alpha Chi Omega. JENNY-LYNN FRANKLIN CREATIVE PAINTING CURACAO, N. W. I. EAGLE, 2, 3; Art Guild, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3); Intramural Archery, 2; Intramural Basketball, 3; Alpha Chi Omega (Lyre editor, 3). Thirty-six JULIETTE GEORGE PSYCHOLOGY HAVERHILL, MASS. Green Mountain Junior College, 1, 2; Student Christian Fellowship, 3; International Relations Club, 3 ; Alpha Chi Omega. GORDON HAWK ECONOMICS CHEVY CHASE, MD. Western Reserve University, 1, 2; AUCOLA, 3; Delta Kappa Epsilon. VIRGINIA HUEY ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. Junior Class Secretary; " A " -Club, 2, 3 (Secretary, 3); Spanish Club, 1; Student Christian Fellowship, 2; International Relations Club, 2 (Secre- tary-Treasurer, 2); Cheerleader, 2; Chorus, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Badminton, 2; Varsity (Speedball, 1, 2; Basketball, 1, 2, 3); Kappa Delta (Treas- urer, 3 ) . HARVEY HUEY ECONOMICS EAGLE, 3; Student Comptroller, Omega. WASHINGTON, D. C. 3; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3; Alpha Tau KENNETH JONES PHILOSOPHY - RELIGION BALTIMORE, MD. EAGLE, 2, 3; President of Junior Class; Cheerleader, 3; Chorus, 2; Orientation Board, 3; Religious Board, 2, 3 (Vice-chairman, 3); Student Christian Fellowship, 2, 3 (President, 3); Alpha Sigma Phi. hirty-seven I PATRICIA KEISER PSYCHOLOGY BETHESDA, MD. Greenbriei College, 1, 2; Intramurals; Varsitj Basketball, 3; Kappa Delta. WALLACE KELLEV PSYCHOLOGY Alpha Sigma Phi. FITZGERALD, GA. PSYCHOLOGY BETTY JEAN KOENIG WASHINGTON, D. C. Spanish Club, 3; Pan-Hellenic Council, 3 (Secretary, 3) ; Intramural Basket- ball, 2, 3; Phi Mu (President, 3). MARY FRANCES LEGRANDE ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. Social Board, 3; Secretary Sophomore Class; Vice-President Junior Class: Orchestra, 2, 3; Chorus, 1, 2; Most Representative Junior Girl; Varsity Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Varsity Tennis, 2; Delta Gamma. CAROL LONSDALE SPANISH MILLVILLE, PA. Williamsport-Dickinson Junior College, 1, 2; AUCOLA, 3 (Assistant Bus- iness Mgr., 3) ; Spanish Club, 3; German Club, 3; Debating Club, 3. Thirty-eight ROBERT MALONE ECONOMICS WASHINGTON, D. C. Hampden Sydney College, 2: Freshman Class President; Student Council, 3; Inter-Fraternity Council, 3; Intramurals, 1, 3; Phi Sigma Kappa (Vice- President, 3). ANNE NORLING SPANISH CHEVY CHASE, MD. Greenbrier College, 1, 2; Spanish Club, 3; French Club, 3; Kappa Delta. ENGLISH ROBERT NUGENT SCARSDALE, N. Y. EAGLE, 2, 3; ATO News Letter, 2, 3; Freshman Intramural Sports Direc- tor; College Council, 1, 2; Interfraternity Council, 2; Varsity Club; Varsity Basketball, 1; Intramural Football, 2, 3; Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Tennis, 2: Alpha Tau Omega (Usher, 2, 3). EUGENE PICKETT POLITICAL SCIENCE WESTMINSTER, MD. " Philip Marshal Brown Award, " 1943; Washington Semester, 1947; Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 2; Debating Team, 1; Alpha Tau Omega (Treas- urer, 2). ELIZABETH RICHARDSON BIOLOGY BETHESDA, MD. i. 3 (Acting Secretary, 2; Secretary, 3) ; Class Secretary, 1 ; Sophomore Class President; Who ' s Who, 3; College Council, 3; Elections Committee, 3; Chorus, 1; Varsity Speedball, 1; Intramurals (Basketball, ' ■ : Ping Pong, 1, 2, 3; Badminton, 1, 3; Swimming, 3). «- OTTO SONDER, JR. POLITICAL SCIENCE SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. Williarnsport-Dickinson Junior College, 1, 2; Social Board, 3; International Relations Club, 3 ; Political Science Club, 3 ; Alpha Sigma Phi. DREW SCHULZ PSYCHOLOGY WINTER HAVEN, FLA. Student Christian Fellowship (Treasurer, 2); Intramural (Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Badminton, 1, 2, 3); Outing Club, 2 (Manager, 2); " A " -Club (Vice- President, 3) ; Varsity Volley Ball, 1, 2; Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Kappa Delta. JUNE SCHWEITZER RELIGION WASHINGTON, D. C. German Club, 1, 2, 3; Intramural Basketball, 2; Delta Gamma. WILLARD SMITH, JR. PHYSICS WASHINGTON, D. C. Alpha Psi Omega, 1, 2; Varsity Track, 1, 2; Varsity Swimming, 3; Alpha Sigma Phi. JANICE STONESIFER SPANISH WASHINGTON, D. C. University of Maryland, 1 ; Woman ' s College of the University of North Carolina, 2; Spanish Club, 3 (Secretary, 3); French Club, 3; German Club, 3; Phi Mu. Forty THEODORE BRANTHOVER POLITICAL SCIENCE WASHINGTON, D. C. KENNETH BROWN HISTORY - POLITICAL SCI. BROOKLYN, N. Y. MILDRED BURKLAND HISTORY - FRENCH ARLINGTON, VA. GEORGE CARBONEAU SOCIOLOGY LEWISTON, ME. SHELIA COWAN ART WASHINGTON, D. C. JOHN CRICKENBERGER ECONOMICS WASHINGTON, D. C. IRVING JOHN EGGERT CHEMISTRY WASHINGTON, D. C. LORICK FOX SOCIOLOGY PHILADELPHIA, PA. BARTLEY FUGLER PHYSICAL EDUCATION WASHINGTON, D. C. AVERY GIBSON COMMUNICATIONS ARLINGTON, VA. BILLY JO GRIFFIN PHYSICAL EDUCATION SHERMAN, TE XAS VIOLET JENNEN ENGLISH NEW YORK, N. Y. ROBERT JENNINGS PRE-LAW WASHINGTON, D. C. ALFRED KABAKOFF PRE-DENTAL WASHINGTON, D. C. WILLIAM KAECHELE CHEMISTRY OTSEGO, MICH. GENE KAMM PSYCHOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. LYLEN RANG MUSIC HONOLULU, HAWAII CHARLES KLIGMAN ECONOMICS WASHINGTON, D. C. IRA KLINE BIOLOGY SOMERVILLE, N. J. ELAINE LEVIN SOCIOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. ELY M. LIEBOW ENGLISH HYATTSVILLE, MD. GEORGE W. LYNN PSYCHOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. MARJORIE MAYER ART ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. FRED O. MEYER ECONOMICS NEW YORK, N. Y. CHARLES C. McDANIEL HISTORY WASHINGTON, D. C. CARLYLE NIBLEY PRE-MEDICAL WASHINGTON, D. C. PAUL OBLER ENGLISH BROOKLYN, N. Y. SARAH PARK POLITICAL SCIENCE HONOLULU, HAWAII BARBARA PRICE POLITICAL SCIENCE EVANSTON, ILL. RITZIE LEE PUTTER DRAMA MT. RAINIER, MD. THOMAS REES ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. RUTH RUPPELDT SOCIOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. PAUL SCRIMSHAW BIOLOGY AUBURN, N. Y. MARY ELLEN SEILER ENGLISH VIROQUAR, WISC. FREDERICK SHARRAH ECONOMICS ARLINGTON, VA. JEAN SHIFFLETT BIOLOGY WASHINGTON, D. C. BARBARA SPANGLER ENGLISH PORTLAND, ORE. EDYTHE STAFFORD PSYCHOLOGY NEWARK, DEL. BARBARA STREETER ENGLISH WASHINGTON, D. C. CHARLES TALBOT POLITICAL SCIENCE HOPEWELL, VA. MARJORIE TEAL ENGLISH CHEVY CHASE, MD. ELSIE TOPALIN LANGUAGE WASHINGTON, D. C. • PHILLIP WARNER HISTORY PHILLIPSPORT, N. Y. MARY WOOD MUSIC CHEVY CHASE, MD. Forty-one Jhe opnt a ass PRESIDENT, WILLIAM PHILLIPS; VICE-PRESIDENT, MARYADA FRANK; SECRETARY, ARLENE RABUCK; TREASURER, GRANT HALLOCK . . . AFTER AWED LOOKS AT THE BODY OF STUDENTS STANDING ON HURST HALL STEPS, WAITING TO BE HAZED, THE SOPHOMORES, OUTNUMBERED THREE TO ONE, DE- CIDED TO BE EXTREMELY LENIENT AND TAKE THEIR VENGEANCE OUT IN OTHER WAYS. THIS CLASS, TOO, HAD ITS DIFFICULTIES IN ELECTIONS AND AFTER MANY ATTEMPTS, PAT CRUM WAS FINALLY ALLOWED TO TURN OVER THE GAVEL TO NEW PRESIDENT, PHILLIPS. THE MAIN EVENT ON THE SOPHOMORE CALENDAR WAS THE SOPHOMORE DANCE WHICH WAS HELD FEBRUARY 28, IN CLENDENEN GYM. CALLED THE " BASKET BALL, " IT HAD AS ITS THEME THE CHAM- PIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS IN THE MASON-DIXON CONFER- ENCE. A DISTINCTIVE FEATURE WAS THE PRICE, DES- IGNATED AS A " SPRING BARGAIN DAY SALE, " WHERE THE TICKETS SOLD 99c DRAG AND 74c STAG. IN- FORMALITY REIGNED AND A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL. OTHERWISE, EVERYTHING WAS CALM, AS CALM AS ANYTHING CAN BE IN THE CLASS OF 1949 AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY. Forty-two AIKEN, WILLIAM ALFANO, FRANK BAILEY, PAUL BARNARD, JOSEPH BASILIKO, GREGORY BEARD, EUGENE M. BELSON, MAE GOLDIE BETTS, STANLEY BIGBEE, JOHN BIRDSALL, MARJORIE BRADFORD, DEVOTA BRANNON, GRACE BROWN, ELIZABETH BROWNING, MARY PAGE BUGAI, IRENE BURDICK, MARION BURNS, EDWARD BURTHER, ROY BUTTERFIELD, SIDNEY CARVER, JOAN CAREY, PAUL CHIN, JAMES CHRISTOFF, MARY COFFEY, CLAUDE CONNER, MARK CORNBROOKS, CHARLES COVERT, PETER COWAN, JOSEPH COWAN, WILLIAM CREECH, RALEIGH CRUM, PATRICIA DIBBLE, LORRAINE DIETERICH, FLORENCE DIXON, PHILIP DOBIHAL, EDWARD DOOLITTLE, LEROY DORE, ROBERT DUNCAN, JAMES O. DUTTON, GEORGE EMERY, CATHERINE FAHEY, EVELYN FELDMAN, FRANCES FENTIMAN, JANET FOX, JAMES FRAILEY, ROBERT FRANK, MARYADA GEYER, DONALD GHORMLEY, MURIEL GRAHAM, RUTH GRAUMAN, ROBERT HAINES, ROBERT HALL, MARJORIE HALLOCK, GRANT HILDEBRAND, SAM HINSHAW, LA FAWN HOAK, BRUCE HOBBS, ALFRED HOLLON, DANIEL HUDSON, CHARLES HUEY, BARBARA HURLEY, WILLIAM ISLEIB, JAMES JACOBSON, IRVING JARBOE, CLARENCE JAUDON, MARY JENNINGS, BEVERLY JERNBERG, MARVIN KAMM, ARTHUR KENDRICK, BARBARA KENDRICK, FRANCIS KING, ARTHUR KLAWANS, JACK KURKHILL, PEARL LANDRUM, HUGH LARSEN, BEVERLY LATIMER, ELEANOR LEIKARI, KENNETH LESCURE, JACK LEVIN, JACK LONGSHORE, LAMAR MARTIN, HELEN MARTYN, JOHN MATHER, RICHARD MAXWELL, ALLEN McCONKEY, RICHARD MERGNER, ELIZABETH MITCHELL, CARL MOORHEAD, JOSEPH MYATT, PAUL NENCIONI, ALBERT PETRO, JAMES PEOPLES, MARGUERITE PHILLIPS, RUTH PHILLIPS, WILLIAM PLUMMER, JUNE RABNER, JOHN RABUCK, ARLENE REEVES, JOHN REID, MILDRED RESPESS, BENJAMIN RICKFERTIG, SEYMOUR SANDER, ALFRED SCHMIDT, THOMAS SHANLEY, EDWARD SHERMAN, DAVID SHIRER, MARGUERITE SIMKINS, ALICE SKIRM, GEORGE SKIRM, ROSEMARY SLOVATEK, EMANUEL SMALLEY, LESTER SMITH, DAVID SMITH, MARGARET SOLOMON, ERWIN STAHL, GERALD STRONG, JAMES TARVIN, HAROLD THOMPSON, HUGH TRIESLER, ROBERT USREY, THOMAS WELKER, JEAN WESCHE, ALICE WHITE, JOSEPH WHITSON, ELIZABETH WIDMEYER, PAULINE WINSLOW, LAWRENCE WOHLGEMUTH, GEORGE WOLFINGER, JUDITH WOOGE, CARROLL WOODSIDE, CHARLES Forty-jour Jhe srreshman L-ic ass PRESIDENT, ERIC PEACHER; VICE-PRESIDENT, BOB DI CHIARA; SECRETARY, LORRAINE NOBLE; TREAS- URER, HELEN DI BIASI . . . FROM THE BEGINNING THE FRESHMAN CLASS HAS SHOWN THE COLLEGE THAT IT IS GOING TO BE DOING GREAT THINGS. THE FRESHMAN FOLLIES, AS A RESULT, WERE THE BEST SEEN IN SOME YEARS; SEVERAL NUMBERS LOOKING GOOD ENOUGH FOR B ' WAY. BEV JENNINGS DOING DANNY KAYE, STELLA WERNER PLAYING BOOGIE ON THE ACCORDION, REALLY " SENT " THE AUDIENCE OF STAID UPPERCLASSMEN. IF THAT WASN ' T ENOUGH TO ROCK THE GRANITE FOUNDATIONS, THESE ENER- GETIC FROSH PUT ON A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN THAT INVOLVED EVERYTHING FROM SENIORS TO THE " DUCK, " WITH BRIBES LEFT OUT. " PEACHY ' S " PIC- TURE IN A WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER STARTED A TREND THAT SEEMS PERMANENT. IF FOR ANY REASON SOME HALLOWED SENIOR SHOULD COMPLAIN THAT FRESHMAN HAZING LEFT SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED, HE SHOULD BE INFORMED THAT THE CLASS ' S SIZE UNDOUBTEDLY INFLUENCED IT, AND THAT NEXT YEAR THEY ' LL BE SURE TO DO A GOOD JOB ON THE CLASS OF ' 51. Forty-six AITKEN. MARY EILEEN ALLEN, GEORGE W. ALLEN, RODMAN F. ALTING. MARION ANN ALTING. PHYLLIS ANN ANGELARAS. JAMES GEORGE ANSELMO. GUY ARLEDGE. MARTHA ARMIS. ANTHONY ARMIS. RITA ANTHANASIADIS, JOHN AVERY, ROBERT AXELSON. MARY BACHMAN. VICTOR BADEN. FRANCIS BAILEY, MARY BAKER. JASON BARKER. JEAN BARR. ALEEN BARRON. HELEN BARTOWSKI. FLORENCE BECK. ROSEMARY ANNE BECKER. BENJAMIN BECKER. STEPHEN BENEDICT, BETTY JO BENNETT. HELEN BENSON. ELIZABETH BERGMAN. HELANA BETTS. EUGENE BEYER. JOSEPH BIDDLE. HENRY BRUCE BISH, HENRY BLACK, MARION BLACK, WILLIAM PAUL BLACK. WILLIAM J. BOOTHBY. JOHN BOWE. JAMES BOWLY. LAWRENCE V. BRADEN. ROBERT W. BRIGANTI. JACK BRIGGS. MARY JANE BROWN, LEWIS BROWNSCOMBE. THOMAS BURNETT. ANN BUTLER. ARTHUR CALCOTE. MARY ELAINE CAMPBELL. JUNE CANNON. WILLIAM CAROTHERS, RITA CARTER. WARREN CARTER. WILLIAM F. CARTWRIGHT. HAZEL CHAPTER. JOHN CHICHERIO. GERALDINE CHISHOLM. LLOYD CLARK, ROBERT CLARKE. MARGARET CLIFFORD. DONALD COHEN. HELEN COLE. RUTH CONNELL. HAROLD G. CONNORS, JAMES J. CONNORS, JAMES L. CORNISH. NED CORNWELL. RICHARD CONSTANTINO. ORLANDO COULTER, DAVID C. COYLE. MARGARET CRACK. ROXY CRAGOE, MARY LOU CROMWELL. MARION CUNNINGHAM. ARTHUR CURRY, LORETTA DALSHEIM. STEPHEN DALY. MARY V. IlASSOULAS, JOHN DA VIES. HELEN DAVIS, RICHARD DAVIS, RUTH DAVIS. FREEMAN ROBERT DE BIASI, HELEN DECKER, LOUIS DEEDS. DONALD DEGREGORIO. VINCENT DEPUTATO. FRANK V. DEWITT. EDWARD DIAMOND. JOYCE DICHIARA. ROBERT DIMOND, ROBERT DODARO. PAUL DONOHOE. DANIEL DOONG, HENRY DUBINSKY. WESLEY DULEY. JAMES DUNN. LEROY DUVALL. DOROTHY EARLY. WILLIAM EDWARDS. RALPH EGBER, ISADORE EICHOLTZ. DALE EMMONS. THOMAS EMORY. HELEN ENGLE. ANN ENGLISH. HARRY EVANS. STEED EVANS, DAVID EVANS, JAMES FEDOR. EMORY FERBER. ELIZABETH FITZGIBBONS, PARICK FLING, FRED FLING. GERALD FLODIN, DAVID FORTNER, BERNARD FRAHM. HERBERT ERASER, CHARLES ERASER. DOROTHY FRISINA. DOMINIC GALLIHER, FRANCES GLAWSON. ISABEL GOLSON. LOUIS GOODACRE. DANIEL GRAHAM, LEROY GRAY, ROBERT GRIFFITH. PHILIP GR1GG. ROBERT GRIM. JAMES GROHSGALL. CLIFFORD CRUDER. YVONNE GWYNN. EDWARD HADAD. HENRY D. HALE. BETTY JANE HALE. JAMES HALL. BARBARA HAMLIN, THOMAS HARDELL, JOHN HARDEN, JOHN HARLOW. LLOYD HARRIS, WESLEY HARRIS, WESTON HARPER. HELEN HASSETT, JAMES HAVEMEYER. HENRY HAWKES, PATRICIA HEDGES, LOUIS HEITZINGER, FRED HENNESY, G. PATRICIA HENDRICKS. DELBERTA HENRY. PATRICK HERBERT, NEAL HICKSON. JOSEPH HILL. RICHARD HITE. RICHARD HODGES. MURIEL HOLLAND, GEORGE HOLLAND. WILLIAM HOLLEY. JOSEPH HOLLOWAY, THOMAS HOLM, MEDORA HORAN. MAURICE HOWARD, ROBERTA HUBBARD. DAVIS HURST. HAROLD IRISH. EDWIN JENKINS. FRANCES JENNINGS, MARY JOHNSON, LLOYD JOHNSON. LENORE JOHNSTON, HARRY KARIBJANIAN, GEORGE KARP, LAWRENCE KARP. CHARLES KEDDA. LEONARD KENNEDY, ROBERT KENNEK, JANE KENNEY. DONALD KERLAND. DAVID DERSHENBAUM. HARRIET KEYS. PATRICIA KILBY. THOMAS KOCOUR. LEONARD KOUTSANDREAS, JOHN KOWAN. ETHEL KRANKING. JAMES KRIDER. LEROY KRIEGER, THEODORE KRONFELD. MORRIS LAFFERTY. HAYWARD LANCASTER. RICHARD LANDER, RICHARD LAWRENCE, PAUL LEMNITZER, LOIS LEWIS. NORMAN LINDEMAN, PAUL LIPPINCOTT, HAINES LIPMAN. MAURICE LORCH. PETER LOZUPONE. PHYLLIS LUIIEMAN. DEAN LUNDMARK. ROBERT LUNSFORD. JOSEFA LUTHER, McKINLEY MacWILLIAMS, WALTER MANCHESTER, JAMES MANOOGIAN, PAUL MANOUELIAN, EDWARD MARCUS. MILTON MARTIN. STEPHEN MATHER. PAUL MATULIS. FLORENCE MAZOR. MORTON McATEE. WILMA McCARY, JOSEPH McCORMACK. CHARLES McGILL, LAWRENCE McGregor, rob roy McKISSICK. RICHARD McLaughlin, guy McMANAMAN. MARILEE MEHRING, BETTY MENNEN. lewis MERGNER. HELEN MERSEREAU. JOSEPH MEYER. MARION MILAN. BETTY MILLER. DAVID MITCHELL, CLIFFORD MITCHELL. ROBERT MITCHELL. SYLVIA MOEBS. NOEL MORRE. MICHEL MORRIS. HAYDEN MOSHER, WILLIAM MOWERY. JAMES MUIR. DOUGLAS MULLAN. ROBERT MULLAN. ROY MURPHY, ROBERT NEER, JOHN NEWBOLD. MARY JANICE NIBLEY. REED NICHOLS. FRANCIS ANNE NICHOLS. JOHN NOBLE. LORRAINE NORDLIE, ROLF NOWAKOWSKI, RICHARD NIISSBAUM. MORDECAI NYE. ASTRID OAKLEY. VELMA O ' BRIEN. ROBERT A. O ' BRIEN. ROBERT J. O ' CONNELL, THOMAS O ' CONNOR, JOHN C. OLANSKY. MELVIN OSHORN. CHARLES OVREVIK. GLENN OWENS, JOHN C. PARSONS. MARY ALICE PASCOE, ANNE PATTERSON. CARL PEACHER, ERIC PELTON, ELIZABETH PERTERSON, NORMA PLANK. JACK POLK. WILLIAM PORTER, HORACE PORTEN, HENRY POTLER, ALIA POWELL, JAMES PUTTER, BEBE QUINN. HAROLD RADLEY. MARION E. RASP. JOHN RF.DWAY. EDITH REISER, GRACE ReVEAL, VIRGINIA REVOIR, ANDREW RHODES. GEORGE RICH. JAMES S. RICHARDSON, CHARLES RICHARDSON. WILLIAM RICUCC1. LEWIS RIDER. ERNEST B. RIES, MARTIN RIGGS, EDWARD ROBLYER. JEAN ROSENBERGER. ELLA ROSENTHAL. HARRY ROTH, MURIEL RUBIN. MARION RUBRIGHT. LENORD RUSHUROOK, KESLEY RIISSEL, RAY E. RYERSON. PHILLIP SALERNO. HENRY SANDERS, ELLAR SCARROW. EDWARD SCHAFFER, HENRY SCHEUER, ROBERT SCHEUER. THOMAS SCHIFF. MARVIN SCHI.OSSBER. LEONARD SCHNEIDER. EUGENE SCOTT, HUGH SCHOOLS, CHARLES SCRIMSHAW, ROGER SELWYN. LAWRENCE SHANK. ROBERT SHUMAN. SUZANNE SIEGAL. SARAH SIMMONS. ALFONSO SIXBY, GLENN SMIH. JOHN SMITH. RUPERT SMITH. VERN SNOW. ARTHUR SOMMERS. EARL SONNABEND. FRANKLIN SPILMAN, BERNARD SPRIGOB. CARL STAHL. PETER STALLSMITH, WILLIAM STEPHENS. KATHLEEN STEVENS. ROBERT SPAULDING. HARRY- STEWART. JOHN SUBT, FREDERICK TAAFFE. JOHN TAKAHASHI. SAM TANNEY, WILLIAM TAYLOR, KEITH TEACHOUT. RICHARD TEACHOUT, WILLIAM TENDLER, ANNABELLE TERRILL. GAIL THOMAS. HOMER TRUNDLE. KARAN TURPINE, FRANK UNSWORTH. WALTER UTTERBACK, LEON VAN HERPE. LEO VAN WICKLER. CHARLES VELIE. YVETTE VERSSEN. LUCILE VOLIN. LARRY VOLZ. LILLIAN WACKER. FRED WAHL. WILLIAM WAINTRAUB. DOROTHY WAINTRAUB, VALERIE WAKEFIELD, JOHN WALLACE. CARL WALTER. EDWARD WANT. ELLOITTE WARD. JOHN WATKINS. JOSEPH WEIR. CARL WELKER. WALLACE WERNER, STELLA WHARTON, WILLIAM WHEELER. HUGH WIENER. RALPH WILDERMUTH. ROBERT WILLIAMS. ARTHUR WILLIAMS. SARA WILLIS. STANLEY WILLIS. WILLIAM WINGO. HENRY WINOGRAD. BERTON WITHEROW, THOMAS YAROTZKEY ' . MERRIL YEATRAS, PETER ZUCKER. INEZ ZUGBE. JULES Forty-eight ZJke Work )tudp f royi THE WORK STUDY GROUP, AFTER ACCLIMATING THEMSELVES TO MGH, HAVE SPENT THIS YEAR IN WORK, OF COURSE, HARD STUDY, AMAZING, AND ENGAGING IN EXTRACURRICULAR ASPECTS OF COLLEGE LIFE. ADEQUATE WITNESS TO THE LAST IS THE USURPATION OF THE SWIMMING POOL ON SATURDAYS, AND PING-PONG TABLES MOST ANY TIME. FOR GIRLS WHO WORK FULL TIME PLUS COLLEGE WORK, YOU ' D THINK THAT SLEEP WOULD BE A FAVORED AVOCATION BUT COME SPRING AND SATURDAY, 6 : 30 IN THE MORNING FINDS THEM OUT FOR HORSEBACK RIDING; AND THEN ON SUN- DAY, CHURCH. VARIED PERSONNEL HAS FLO PETTIPET ASPIRING TO THE " MET, " MILLY DOBSON ALREADY BELONGING, (CHURCH THAT IS); WHILE ADA VIGER " CREATIVELY " DOES A PORTRAIT OF MARGARET MATUS. MARG IS DOING HER STRETCH ON HOUSE COUNCIL. THIS HAS BEEN A BIG YEAR FOR THE GIRLS. HERE ' S TO MANY MORE. DOBSON, MILDRED EATON, MOLA HERBERT, HELEN MATUS, MARGARET MORGAN, MARY PETTIPET, FLORENCE REID, MILDRED REISER, GRACE STUMM, BETTE LOU WALKER, ELMA WEYANDT, JEAN VIGER, ADA ZAMAITIS, MARY : -v tics JltkLi Kjovernment [■ ublicatL ions Kl I ? I T I B S Uctrsitu L lub f The Men ' s Varsity Club, absent from the school during the war years, brought back into organization this year, is one of the oldest of clubs in the College. Qualifications for membership when this activity was first organized were that an applicant had to have earned at least two major letters. Due to the scarcity of those participants in major sports over the required length of time for this year only, during reorganization, the qualifications have been dropped to one major letter. The Varsity Club gives as outward token of its membership the College " A. " Although obviously an athletic organization it is very active in all phases of campus life, both as individual members and as the group. Until the Coffee Shoppe was moved to the Leonard Gym, the Club sold refresh- ment for the crowds of students and outsiders who came to the games. " A " Club has sponsored two dances this year, doing its own decorations and all the necessary details. Officers of the club are Bart Fugler, President; Bert Gaster, Secretary, and Charles Kligman, Treasurer. Its members consist of the following: Fred Carl, Staff Cassell, Leroy Doolittle, Joseph Hossick, Bob Lanzillotti, Bob Miller, Al Nencioni, Bob Nugent, Jim Petro, Edwin Rabbitt, Dutch Schultz, and Fred Sharrah. Fifty-four Uarditu d5adketbail With only three men, Captain Bart Fugler, Bert Gaster and Charlie Kligman, back from prewar days, Coach Staff Cassell faced the problem of producing a team out of what seemed at the time, his imagination. Most of the men out for the team had had previous experience, but hadn ' t played for three or four years. To add another note of sorrow, some of the men for w-hom Staff had high hopes dropped out of school. Even with these troubles, the Eagles showed that they had the makings of a good, if not great, team. Slowly ironing out the kinks of years of inactivity on the court, they started to show great individual ability. Another much needed addition in the form of George Lafferty joined the team half-way through the season. In spite of the fact that they lost games, the Eagles looked progressively better and better. They showed that they could play ball with the best in the country, and play as a team. They also announced that with most of the team, two of them, Fred Fling and George Lafferty placing on the Mason Dixon All-Star team, returning next year they will be a team to watch. The outstanding games of the season consisted of those with City College of New York, Virginia Tech, Bucknell University, Western Maryland and Loyola. BART FUGLER u ardih ' j AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 63 QUANTICO MARINES KINGS POINT M. M. CITY COLLEGE N. Y. CATHOLIC U. WASHINGTON COLLEGE JOHNS HOPKINS LOYOLA WILLIAM and MARY RANDOLPH MACON U. OF VIRGINIA V. P. I. QUANTICO MARINES WASHINGTON COLLEGE GALLAUDET BUCKNELL BUCKNELL KLIGMAN WAKEFIELD WINGO TANNEY 48 43 64 40 53 40 51 48 48 50 45 48 27 42 71 51 GASTER iTTrnTTvr STAFF CASSELL ( adketboLil 38 PENN STATE 60 RANDOLPH MACON 79 GALLAUDET 54 CATHOLIC U. 68 WESTERN MARYLAND 66 WESTERN MARYLAND 58 MT. ST. MARYS 55 LOYOLA 66 ALUMNI 1,288 1,1 TOURNAMENT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 59 WASHINGTON COLLEGE 48 43 LOYOLA 52 61 JOHNS HOPKINS 43 BENSON A L C4 v Showing great form and power, the Eaglets distinguished themselves with a record of sixteen wins and only five losses. Coach Hugo " Dutch " Schultz, aided and abetted with a talented group, showed that the Varsity team might well look to the Eaglets for some excellent reserve strength for next year ' s season. Playing some of the best squads in their class, the JV ' s ended the season as a highly polished, well synchronized and respected team. With Chuck Boothby leading the scoring parade, well sup- ported by such men as Al Nencioni, Dick Hite, Joe Hickson, Joe Hossick, Blackie Selwyn, Ken Brown, Jay Rider, Bernie Gittleson and Jack Neer, the Eaglets probably had their best moment when they avenged the two Pennsylvania road trip losses with a great splurge of offensive power for the rest of the year. Although the team had many individual stars, they undoubtedly had the all important characteristic of a winning group; they played as a team. As the season progressed, more and more people began com- ing out to the J.V. games which occasionally preceded those of the varsity. This in itself is a tribute to the fine season that this cocky, hardworking group of players contributed to the activities of our University. Aunior Uarsitu ( basketball Captain AL NENCIONI Coach HUGO SCHULTZ Manager HARRY CASTERLIN Fifty-eighi s ivimmin 9 Captain JOHN BRIGGS Coach JOE HOLLON Manager STEVE BECKER Last Fall, when the Navy abandoned its pool on our Campus, plans were immediately formulated for a swimming team, meets scheduled, and swimmers recruited. In its infant year, a champion- ship team was turned out. A.U. ' s mermen were undefeated in six dual meets, took second place in the Mason Dixon Conference Meet, and acquired top honors in the Metropolitan Washington Invitational Intercollegiate meet. Comprising the first A.U. swimming team were : Free styleers — Lewis Hedges, Tex Carter, Art Butler, Lewis LaFever, Fred Carl, Jim Evans, Willard Smith; Back strokers — John Briggs, Phil Dixon; Breast strokers — Ken Hiltz, Pete Covert, John Backman, Ken Cowan; Diving — Carter, Clifford. Particularly outstanding were: Hedges, Capt. Briggs, Hiltz, and Carter. In the conference meet at Newark, Delaware, the Eagles " knocked " the confidence out of the heavily favored Delaware team by taking a close second. This was the first M-D swim meet in conference history. On March 22 the Junior National AAU highboard diving championship for men was held in conjunction with the DC AAU swimming championships in our pool. On March 28 and 29 A.U. was host to the first annual Metro- politan Invitational Inter-Scholastic and Inter-Collegiate Swimming Meet. The A.U. swimmers appropriately ended their season by copping the team trophy and the majority of the individual awards in the collegiate division of this meet. The Eagles amassed 73 points to 40 for runnerup George Washington. Catholic U. was third with 39 points, Colu mbia Tech scored 6, and Georgetown 1. Our new Track Coach, Joe Carlo, was practically swamped in the spring when the call went out for material. The number of men reporting gave A.U. one of its greatest track teams. The team was built largely around veteran Captain Al Nencioni. The squad consisted of Al ' Gross, Fred Heitzinger and Chuck Hudson in the shot-put; Bob Lundmark, Eric Peacher and Larry Bethel in the pole vault; Fred Fling and Glenn Anderson for the high jump; Bob Lundmark and John Dasselous in the high hurdles; Al Nencioni, Ed Manouelian, Eric Peacher, Fletcher Atkins and Dick Nowakowski for the 100 yard dash; Eugene Betts, Ken Leikari. Henry Schaffer and Guy Anselmo ran the mile; Henry Schaffer and Guy Anselmo ran in the two mile events; Stanley Betts, Dick Davis, Brindley Longshore, Stan Adelson, Tex Griffin, Dick Bau- man and Harry Spalding specialized in the 440; Al Gross, Fred Heitzinger, Chuck Hudson and Glenn Anderson threw the discus; Al Nencioni, Bob Lundmark, Leslie Rushbrook and Glenn Ander- son for the broad jump; Leslie Rushbrook, John Dassalous and John Koutsandios in the 220 hurdles; Al Nencioni, Dick Nowakow- ski, Leslie Rushbrook, Bob DiChaira and John Dassalous in the 220 dash; Glenn Anderson and Al Nencioni threw the javelin; Guy Anselmo, John Owens, Francis Kendrick, Cliff Grohsgal and Dick Mather ran the 880. The team competed in the 175th Regimental Games, Penn Relays, Metropolitan A. A.U. Games and the Mason Dixon Conference Meet. This gave the track team a very success- ful season. Jrach Captain AL NENCIONI Coach JOE CARLO Manager HARRY CASTERLIN Pv P 9 P • g a p !eyau p % The 1947 boxing team spent most of its time preparing for the future. Coach Jim Petro scheduled only one match for this year and that primar- ily was to give experience to what looked like a potentially fine squad. This match was with the Kings Point team, reputed to be one of the finest in the country. Coach Petro was more than satisfied with the show- ing made. Handling the different weights were: Jim Duley at 120 lbs., Cliff Grohsgal. 135, Danny Hollon, 145, Paul Hubbard, 165, Bob Mevers, 155. Henry Shaffer, 130 and Ed Sul- livan at 175. The boys spent most of their time sparring with each other and if they are in as good shape next year at least eight matches will be scheduled. A great point in this team ' s favor is that all of the men will be back next September, even more determined to wind up on top of a good season. This is a team from which we can expect great things. • ■ K oxin 9 With the trend at American University to get the athletic department back to cover the complete field of sports, Coach " Dutch " Schultz found himself in a gratify- ing position when he surveyed the prospects for the Tennis Team of 1947. He found very good reasons for the power displayed on the courts of A.U., Bob Miller, number one on the A.U. team in 1944, Public Parks champ in 1945 and winner against Army in 1946, played number one position. Ted Rubin, who alternated at the number one and number three positions at Cornell K 1 last year, was also outstanding this spring. Leroy Doolittle returned ; some will remember that Leroy played tennis here way back in 1943. Britt Schweitzer, another returnee, won the Evening Star Tournament in 1941, and was chosen as the six- teenth boy player in the country. Jack Lescure was a top flight per- former on the courts of his home state of Virginia. Bob Wildermuth, a former Prep school star, also gave a good account of himself in this, his first year here. Adding support to the team were Nelson Aters, Bill Cowan, [ ' »• Holley, fay Rider and Plank. 3 ennid v Woman $ rthleticS t ( tub " A " Club is the women ' s local sports honorary. Membership to this club is based upon participation in extra-curricular varsity and intramural athletics. Thus for a woman to become eligible she must show interest as well as skill. A woman becomes a member after the accumulation of 350 points received for actual participation in, or management of, sports. After this there are awards given by " A " Club for more accumulated points, but the first 350 are the pre-requisite to membership. All points are voted on and approved by " A " Club before being awarded. Its members are proud that it is more than an honor, for in sponsoring the athletic activities of the Department, they show that their membership entails certain responsibilities of service and leadership. The club appoints the manager of each sport and a report is demanded of her at the end of the season. In March, " A " Club had as the speaker at its banquet, the Assistant Director of the American Youth Hostels. All there were left with a case of wanderlust. So, from archery in the Fall to Tennis in the Spring, it has been a full year and a good one. Sixty-two war situ ( ashetbali v Using as practice training the long period of the intersorority basketball tourna- ment, the Women ' s Varsity Basketball team got off to a very quick start this year. At the end of the intramural practices a list of selected players was posted from which the team was formed. Other interested girls could and did come out to make the team. One of the main points in practice was to get a quicker coordination in passes and pivots and above all to train the forwards against man-to-man defensive play. The A.U. team played a zone defense that was very satisfactory, but instruction in man-to-man was necessary for most of the team ' s opponents used this latter form of defense. All of the training paid off for the team had a successful year. True they lost games; but some of them were against the physical education major squads of Maryland U. and George Washington U. The long and short of it among the girls were forwards, Kathleen Stephens and Phyllis Alting. Eleanor Latimer became famous for her " swish " shots and among the guards, Peggy McFar- land, Peggy Peoples, Liz Ferber and many others kept the opponent covered. Next year prospects are bright as only a few of the team are graduating, leaving the main strength in the underclasses. s wimmin 9 This year the Women ' s Athletic Department has inaugurated an experiment which has proved highly successful. So many of the girls in the regular swimming classes expressed such a strong interest in doing regular team w : ork, that the physical education instructors decided to take these girls, outstanding swimmers, and devote separate time to the training and formation of a swimming group. It is probably the most altruistic effort ever to take place in College Athletics, for it is not a regular team and its status is only that of an intramural sport. As a result the girls omit diving. In addition their swimming is not done in regulation " lengths " but merely by lengths of the pool. The strictly intramural status does not stop the women from having great enthusiasm; and wet hair, a badge of their activity which is becoming more and more frequent around the campus. Although they are not a regular team and do not swim regulation events, they have found other nearby colleges ready and willing to participate with them. Meets with Trinity College, Mt. Vernon Junior College, and the University of Maryland were scheduled early. Results showed a very successful season and bore out the purpose of the group — to teach perfection of swimming technique; to learn the essentials of " meet " regulations; and above all to get pleasure out of swimming. Sb, ramaucd tu Men again, oh . . . (followed by complete collapse of all those who have struggled along over the past years, trying to find plays with " not too many men ' s parts, please! " ) The joy of it! The joy of it turned into " Kiss and Tell " and by all results the audience, which packed Leonard Gym, enjoyed it hugely. Under the able direction of Miss Mary Frances Miller, the cast really worked together beautifully — even down to Jim Eden ' s dog which, despite many anxious moments, barked on the right cues and generally looked as if he were having a good time. Everyone turned in stellar performances. Mike Roth did a convincing Corliss; ditto Bob Stephens as Dexter, (the cast promptly predicted laryngitis as a result) ; Flo Lyman as Mrs. Archer: Jim Eden as her husband; Sylvia Mitchell as the irrepressible Raymond, who thought everything was so dumb; Betty Gillespie as Mildred, who was the cause of all the mixup ; and so on down through a competent cast. Sylvia had just as much fun with the shoulder pads as the audience did, as they broke into her dialogue more than once to applaud her. The props were excellent. All in all, it was a big success — even the paper said so. In the spring the Shakespearian play came around this year, " The Merry Wives of Windsor " which was given as usual in the outdoor Shakespearian theatre. The Art Guild, a group of students interested in art as a medium of expression in modern society, set as their fixed purpose the pro- motion and enlightenment of student interest on the campus in art as such, and in the activities of the Art Department. As the latter has brought works and news of art to the students through the Watkins Memorial Gallery with representative shows of prints and paintings, and with examples of Negro sculpture, the Art Guild decided to represent the more social aspects of the Department. As a result the Guild was represented at the Hallowe ' en Bazaar with an auctioneer ' s booth where student-artists ' paintings were sold and cartoons done on the spot. In the Spring the members put forth their greatest efforts into an Arts Ball, open to all university students. The Art Guild kept themselves in the news with the Eagle column, " Off The Palette, " and a radio program on the campus station devoted to stories of the Great Artists and opinions and ideas on art. Arrt Ljulid President DEAN CARTER Vice-President SHEILA COWAN Secretary-Treasurer JENNY FRANKLIN 7 B After so many years of only women ' s voices, chorus members could hardly believe their eyes and their ears when, at the first rehearsal, they saw the back rows filled up with so many tenors and basses. With this to inspire plus capable direction under Mr. McLain, chorus settled down to the work of the weekly chapel programs plus mastering a repertoire to give at the many concerts of the year. Programs were given at Radio Stations WINX and WTOP. The latter was a coast-to-coast hook-up and despite the fact that everyone had colds, not one single cough reg- istered. The Christmas Concert was highlighted by an overloaded tree that fell, doing no damage, amongst the tenors. The next program took the group to Howard U. The concert schedule ended with the Spring recital, an appropriate finale to a year of hard work. Chapel programs must be remembered here, and a vote of thanks goes to Mr. Romaine. who played the organ so beautifully for the choir. a opus F. BAKER, J. BARKER, B. BERGMANN, M. BIRDSALL, T. BLACK, P. BREIDENBACH, E. BROWN, M. BROWN, R. CAROTHERS, R. COLE, M. CROMWELL, R, DAVIS, K. DIXON, P. DIXON, E. DOBIHAL, L. DOOLITTLE, J. EDEN, C. EMERY, R. FELL, E. FERBER, D. G EYER, M. GHORMLEY, A. GRAHAM, M. HALL, M. HARRISON, R. HILL, R. HOWARD, E. IRISH, H. LANDRUM, E. LATIMER, F. LYMAN, P. MANOOGIAN, P. McFARLAND, C. MITCHELL, M. MOORE, E. PEACHER, L. ROSENBURGER, B. SAUERHOFF, H. SPAULDING, K. STEPHENS, R. STEVENS, J. THIEBAUD, H. THOMAS, Y. VELIE, S. WERNER, M. WOOD. J ttfi , iifwi ! f t t ' ' £1 Sirix-cijhl Student ( Itridti lan srellowS hi p The Student Christian Fellowship, which is affiliated with the Methodist Student Movement and the Student Christian Association Movement of the YVVCA, accepted as its year ' s purpose the objective of connecting living Christianity to the college program in a real and definite way by means of programs of moral, religious, cultural, and social value. The first big event of the ye ar was the " Dad ' s Day " program on Sunday, November 1 7, high- lighted by the awarding of prizes for the best rooms in each dormitory. Individual student approach to matters of current importance in religion were encouraged by Sunday evening discussions in Great Hall during the fall semester. Later, the SCF took charge of the Combined Charities Drive and succeeded in raising more than $700.00 which was distributed according to student preferences among various charitable organizations. For Christ- mas the SCF took charge of the Banquet and Choral Concert. At the SCF banquet March 3, Henrietta Roosenburg of Holland was the guest speaker, where she told of her experiences with the underground movement and of her confinement to a concentration camp. On March 24, a Starvation Banquet was held on behalf of the Church World Service Center. Articles of clothing wire the price of admission, the clothing being forwarded to needy families in Europe. All during the spring semester, a series of Tues- day and Thursday Luncheon Devotions were held whir h were well attended. Sixty-nine President KEN JONES Vice-President BARBARA SIMMONS Secretary-Treasurer MARJORIE HALL Kjermun ( lub President MARY JAL DON Vice-President WILLIAM TEACHOIT Seen tary BETTY BROWN Treasurer BEVERLY LARSEN sn tern a tion a l KetatlonA ( lub President FRANCES KAPLUS Vice-President DON GEYER Secretary-Treasurer JOYCE GOCHENOUR jrrench l lub President MARY JAUDON I e-President MARY JO THIEBAUD Secretary PEARL KIRKHILL Treasurer MARY WOOD Spanish ( lub President JOYCE GOCHENOUR Vice-President BRUCE HOAK Secretary JANICE STONESIFER Treasurer CATHERINE EMERY ART neu toN STUDENT PUBLICATION President GORDON COWAN Vice-President ROSALIE CORRADO Secretary JANE NICHOLS JOYCE GOCHENOUR Comptroller HARVEY HUEY i olleae Council f The College Council of the College of Arts and Sciences is the representative body whereby the students actually govern themselves in the persons of their elected representatives. Representation to this Council is by class, a man and a woman beine chosen for each of the three upper-classes. The Freshman representatives are chosen in the fall. The officers of the Council are elected from among the Junior Class the term running for the calendar year. To secure a more adequate presenta- tion of all interests on the campus, the Council has as advisory bodies, the various boards, such as Publications, Religion, Social, Athletic, etc., who within their fields act as directors of all connected campus activites. Representatives to these boards are also by class and the group itself has a delegate to College Council. Thus student interests and activities are co-ordinated into an organization that can adequately represent their needs to administration and faculty and within its own jurisdiction carry out its powers to the benefit of the entire campus. This year the Council was quite active. It had the beneht ot an able administration under two capable chief executives, Frank LaFontaine, who transferred in September to Columbia University and Gordon Cowan who so ably stepped into his position. More students than ever necessitated an even wider field of cooperation to fit them all into the college scene. The opening of the new Student Union building took much of the Council ' s time. To this location were moved the Coffee Shop and Book Store. Offices in the building were assigned to the college publications and to the Student President and Student Comptroller. Student activities were thus centralized in one building. The creation of a new publicity board was a step taken by the Council toward organized dissemina- tion of publicity on all student activities. The year ended on a note of improvement and the entire Council looks forward to an even better year in the fall. Seventy-two Administration DR. DOUGLASS DR. BENTLEY Faculty DR. BATCHELDER MR. McLAIN DR. CLARK MISS OLDS MR. STAPAY Students Senior Sophomore FRED CARL MARJORIE HALL JEANxNE LEAR ROBERT NUGENT Junior Freshman ROBERT MALONE DICK DAVIS BETTY RICHARDSON B. J. HALE BOARD MEMBERS Athletic Senior LEE COZAN Junior . JAMES PETRO Sophomore ALBERT NENCIONI Freshman FRED FLING Publication Senior HELEN MAYO Junior BARBARA BROWN Sophomore PEGGY PEOPLES Freshman . JAMES RICH Religious Senior LORRAINE BENTON Junior SALLY EHLERS Sophomore RUTH GRAHAM Freshman PHIL DIXON Social Activities Senior AUDREY BLESSING Junior MARY FRANCIS LEGRANDE Sophomore BARBARA NEGUS Freshman ANN ENGLE Orientation Board WILLIAM AIKEN KENNETH JONES MARY CHRISTOPH JEANNE LEAR ROSALIE CORRADO ELAINE SIMON LEVIN KARL MANN Seventy-three Jsnterdi ormuor itt j Council With the increase of dormitories on the campus, it seemed advisable to the Dean and the heads of the various houses, to create an over-all dormitory body that would centralize duties and co-ordinate the separate units as would otherwise have been impossible. The result was the Inter- dormitory Council. As might be supposed, the most urgent problem was to integrate the four new men ' s dormitories into the college environment with as little friction as possible. With so many new students on campus, it was seen that the sooner certain tradition-setting rules were put into operation and understood by the entire student body, the sooner A.U. would have well regulated college life. To this end ideas were pooled on rules and regulations for the various dormitories that would work in well with other existing rules. Problems of one house were solved more easily, it was found, if brought before representatives who could give objective and disinterested views. Halfway through the first semester it was found that one group on campus was not represented, the veterans apartments. Although this was an Interdoimitory Council a representative was invited for this group. Of course the first year was spent to a great extent in the formation of plans but next year, the groundwork having been completed, the Council looks forward to more efficient solutions of campus problems. The dormitories represented on this Council are Mary Graydon Hall, Clark, Flint, Hamilton, Hughes and McDowell Houses. uss And lell lo Be Presented Dec. 1 . Muriel Roth, Robert Steven 11 llO S 11 WwOttna Be Play Corliss And Dexter Ro HP P H mdlelight Service Climaxes « , stive Christmas Activities -Av Uirshall Welcomes Students [alone, Nugent, Jones To Be ?Il Skf rat " FiX » Assembly |f v ' } i " tu s Washington Semester Begins Completion 1 ?} Eventful Christmas Week Planned . . „ Eden, Mrs. and " j ,V .re ' « « Mnheller i ef« oe a Befa we» known v cV f »- Interfra " " " •• 4. r V k - in w rr, r, , their ch " » V - ,n P ast December ' ' .« V LM ' If) laps I en Students a. u Xy other cast the Kenr vt- firi . r mer V „ Cowan Bet . 9:00 t. V " - 7i% M M ' ' ' BvU Bcta ' Nation 1 Biolog- !A, J ■» Mitchell, Steed . , , y») Q wning Of siu irfrat Ball fjC J 1 - --- « Beta Beta, National Biolog- r " 1 ia Mitchell, Steed P V l C E , last week tap- « C W Parrish. Weston y ' »U I I lOJ X in charge of vyV ..nounced tram Mti |t „. p,. .,., . " • O • V V A V , iay the loth ::;.j:, C n ,, : " ,.. , 3 ' - v -t tw f • o %q mZ o ' s JF io 0 American Co Zege Selects HQ ? J q ven Outstanding AU Representative? r f fl a? College o.,. -M hie Of These Shall Be Queen . . ■ ° s £ S o ' Bk ' m£2$x (i L IT. Winds Un Heated ' 46- ' 47 Stin Editor CHARLES B. XORRIS Assistant Edit 07 AUDREY BLESSING Business Manag JAMES STUART RICH Jhe Mucolc This year ' s AUCOLA started out with the big problem — twice as many students — same amount of money. Due to the scarcity of microscopes we wondered just what we could do to get everything in and everyone satisfied. But then, as we stopped to think it all over, we decided that no one ever pleased everyone anyway, so we became a little more cheerful and rolled up our sleeves. One of the big things on our collective minds was — who will we get to print the book, as we definitely wanted someone who would work with us and co-operate with us. The happy solution to all our problems came when we contracted with the Clark Printing Company to publish the book. We feel it only just to say that with- out the helpful suggestions and constructive criticisms of Mr. Clark and Mr. Flammer, the engraver, the yearbook would never have worked out as well as it has. Once we had that behind us, we started thinking about just what we did want — a definitely new space arrangement, more space to activities, better pictures all around, a certain distinctive touch and so on into the night. The light in the AUCOLA office burned into the wee small hours and information by telephone became the latest innovation. Aspirin and coke bottles began to compete with the typewriter for space. Editors Chuck and Blossom regularly knocked their heads together fixing the layout (which we all think is strictly tops and with which we hope you will agree). Finally everything was in and the book was out — thanks to all those guys and gals whose names may or may not appear in print but without whose help and encouragement the AUCOLA would never have reached the publishers ' desk. So here for your bouquets of roses and or thorns we present the 1947 AUCOLA. Pleasant browsing. Seventy-six Staff CHARLES B. NORRIS Editor AUDREY BLESSING Assistant Editor ANN GRAHAM Features Editor SARAH EHLERS Formal Photography BRUCE HOAK Formal Photography GORDON HAWK Informal Photography ALICE BEACHLER Copy Editor WILLIAM COWAN Sports Editor HARRY CASTERLIN Art Editor J. STUART RICH Business Manager CAROL LONSDALE Assistant Business Manager MARTHA BROWN Advertising Manager FRED CARL DOROTHY KARAM HELEN MAYO ANN NICHOLS JUNE PLUMMER MARY ELLEN SEILER BARBARA SPANGLER BILL WAHL Editor GEORGE TOLLEY Managing Editor BERNARD LEVIN Business Manager Robert Mclaughlin Jlte C uale t Despite copy that never got there, lack of help, Buicks that broke down, no advertising, confusion over size, and so on, ad infinitum, the Eagle managed to fly its usual erratic but lofty course this year. Editor, Editor, Editor, yes Tolley our 1943 chief has returned. There was never a moment without doubt, never a perfect issue, never an edition according to schedule. First is was " Letters to the Editor, " then the insane idea of a full page of pictures with no advertising and no money. After the decision of the Publications Board it was advertising and more advertising, money plus, more pages with pictures galore. The Christmas issue turned out to be a herculean task. Besides the factor of a blizzard there was the big secret of MGH best-loved girl, with hidden page proofs complicated by a slip of the tongue. Would, could, B. Winograd keep the secret? All during the year there were the issues of the telephone and the Art Department. Close that door, PLEASE! Midway of semester, the Eagle took a poll that revealed that most students agreed to disagree. Not confining itself purely to print, the Eagle entered the realm of politics to sponsor Frank Pierce. " Who is this fellow Pierce? " " Is he a student here? " Politics, Politics extras and more politics went on into the night. The Eagle also took advantage of the adjoining music rooms to indulge in piano. Bach, Beethoven and Bernie ' s humor became known campus wide. When February came, Tolley stepped out and Levin stepped in, bringing more semblance of organization and embroiling in campus issues. This, then, was the American University Eagle. In true, trite Eagle style, its name rings true to every journalist and or staff member who skipped classes, attended its midnight sessions, or did any part of its day and night work. Seventy-eight Staff GEORGE TOLLEY Editor-in-Chief BERNARD LEVIN Managing Editor HARRY HITES Sports Editor ASTRID NYE Make-Up Editor BARBARA KENDRICK Copy and Proof Editor JO HENDRICKS Office Manager ROBERTA HOWARD Circulation Manager WINIFRED HUBERMAN Advertising Manager ROBERT McLAUGHLIN Business Manager PAT ROONEY Assistant Business Manager PAUL OBLER Feature Editor MARY AXELSON FAYE BAKER DEVOTA BRADFORD MARY CHRISTOPH PHIL DIXON DON GEYER CHARLES GIESE FRAN KAPLUS DICK LEWIS ELY LIEBOW GIL LYONS D. SHERMAN ROBERT STEVENS KEITH TAYLOR GAIL TERRILL INEZ ZUCKER Seventy-nine J-reSvt tnan tote Editor AUDREY BLESSING A bigger and better Freshman Bible came out this fall, complete with slirk covers — a non-existent item during the years " I shortage. It was .1 summer cre- ation and no mistake with Editor " Blossom " dashing around, wildly beg- ging anyone who knew anything about the school to please give Iter some facts and figures. Despite the fact that the President of every organization on campus decided to be a million miles away, with the help of Chuck Morris, Joyce Gochenour, Peggy Peoples, and Johnny and Mike Harrison all vital statistics wended their way at last to the printed page. Art by Lacita Gregg livened up the many pages of informa- tion for the " Frosh. " A vote of thanks goes to the printer, Mr. Thomas, who so patiently read the many galleys and got the book together. K heerlecidi erS Cheerleader KEN JONES A new, bigger gym, a fine team, and plenty of students, created a most pleas- ing situation for this year ' s Cheer- leaders. Under the direction of Ken Jones; Helen DiBiasi, Jim Duley, Lenore Johnson, Betty Mehring, and Mike Roth, did their energetic bests to give A.U. the old but not worn out " college try " spirit. Ken Jones, his pro- file, and his V for victory sign became famous — ditto the drummer. Helen DiBiasi carried on alone at the CCNY game with the aid of the many exuber- ant A.U.-ites. The squad has really done a fine job of raising enthusiasm and next year look forward to even bigger crowds and better routines. At home games from, " Come on Orange, Come on Blue " to " Give a Yell, " the Leonard Gym echoed to the sound of spirited students. I) I! II i 1 I Z J4o rraternih ronoraru Social j-ralerniL leA tes A T I N S JJ, onorcw y J7 raternuie5 The honorary organizations at American University serve to highlight student interest in special fields and to recognize outstanding ability and leadership. As a consequence there are nine honoraries on campus covering a variety of fields. Members of these groups feel it their responsibility as members of these organiza- tions to take a leading part in any campus activity connected with their group. Omicron Delta Kappa, National Senior men ' s honorary, just recently became active on campus after a two years ' forced absence. This organization represents men of high scholarship and active service to the university. Cap and Gown, Local Senior women ' s honorary, also elects to membership on the basis of loyalty, service and high scholarship. The College Honor Society reward for scholarship alone is the Amer- ican University equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. Alpha Psi Omega, youngest honorary, recognizes faithful service and outstanding ability in dramatics. Beta Beta Beta marks top honors in the field of biology. For meritorious work over a period of years in college publications, there is the national journalistic fraternity, Pi Delta Epsilon. Students of high scholastic average and a penchant for the social sciences are tapped semi-annually to Pi Gamma Mu. The Poetry Club, formerly the national, Omicron Epsilon Pi, taps to its membership all those who show a talented interest in things poetic. The distinction of being elected to " Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges " is given to those Juniors and Seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the University. Eighty-jour President: ELIZABETH GILLESPIE Members : DEAN CARTER, JAMES EDEN, JO JO ELAM, DONALD GORMLEY, FLORENCE, LYMAN, LEROY SMITH, MR. JAMES McLAIN, MISS MARY F. MILLER sQlpha l ii KJmeai (Beta (Beta Bete President : ROSALIE CORRADO Members: VIRGINIA BLACKFORD, MARIAN BURDICK, PAUL CALABRISI, VIRGINIA HANUSIK, JOHN HARRISON. JEAN HICKMAN ESTHER JACOBOWSKI, FRANCIS KENDRICK, IRA KLINE, BER1 MUSI I.R, CARLVLE NIBLEY, BETTY RICHARDSON, JEANNE Mill I 1.1, MARGARE1 SMITH, DR HELEN SLAGH1 , DR STONEB1 rRG ap and Jown President : ROSALIE CORRADO Members: JOYCE GOCHENOUR ANN GRAHAM MISS MARY L. BROWN vJmicron oLJelta J a .apt President: MR. JAMES L. McLAIN Members: DR. JOHN E. BENTLEY, GORDON COWAN, JAMES EDEN, JOHN HARRISON, DR. WALTER SHENTON, GEORGE TOLLEY, DR. GEORGE WOODS, HERBERT WOODS. ft oDeita C psilon President: JEANNE LEAR Memb ers: AUDREY BLESSING, ROSALIE CORRADO, LEE COZAN, MERIDEL DICKINSON, ANN GRAHAM, CHARLES NORRIS, GEORGE TOLLEY Q W» President : Frances KAPLUS Members: FAVE BAKER, JOHN COTRONA, JOYCE GOCHENOUR, ANN GRAHAM, JEANNE LEAR, MISS BARNES, MISS HALL, MR. STAPAY f oetru L iub Pre side tit : FRANCES KAPLUS Members: MARJORIE HARRISON PEARL KURKHILL LARRY McGILL WLu WL M tubers: AUDREY BLESSING, FREDERICK CARL, ROSALIE CORRADO, JOYCE GOCHENOUR, ANN GRAHAM, JOHN HARRISON, FRANCES KAPLUS, JEANNE LEAR, PEGGY M. I ARLAND, JANE NICHOLS, ELIZABETH RICHARDSON I n je r I anhelienic Council The Panhellenic Council, governing body of relations between all women ' s Greek letter fraternities on the campus, was fared with one of the biggest problems in all its history when more than one hundred women went through the fall rush season. Many months of discussion and planning have resulted in a revision of rush rules. Due to great conflicts in schedules, the Council was forced to meet at the early hour of 8:30 A. M. for its regular meetings. The big issue for first semester « JS the amount of room rent for the sorority rooms. The Administration finally decided upon the amount of $100 for the calendar year from September to Sep- tember. On December 13 the " Interfrat " came off beautifully. Panhellenic thanks the Interfraternity Council for supplying the room, the orchestra, and the tickets. The " quota " as of the new semester was raised to thirty and " Panhel " had visions of big chapters once more. In January there was a combined meeting with the advisory board chairmen. In April the annual Greek Retreat was held. This same month also saw the new members and new officers take over. Song Fest was held with a prize going to the winning sorority. At commencement, the year closed as the Panhellenic Cup was presented to the Freshman sorority woman who had had the highest grade average for the two semesters. OFFICERS President JEANNE LEAR I ' it e-President BARBARA SIMMONS Secretary BETTY KOENIG Treasurer JOYCE GOCHENOUR Jhe nterff xiernih y (council OFFICERS President KARL MANN Set n tary-Treasurer FREDERICK CARL The Interfraternity Council is charged with the tasks of maintaining harmonious relationships between the University and men ' s fraternities, and the managing of all affairs that pertain to these organizations. Guided by its faculty advisor and friend, Dr. Marshall, it proudly points to a better relationship existing between fraternities than ever before. In a year of full schedules, Alpha Kappa Pi became Alpha Sigma Phi by the merger of the new nationals. A smooth and successful rushing season followed by a record pledging. Together with the Panhellenic Council, " Interfrat " sponsored the traditional Interfraternity Prom on December 13th. A good orchestra and ballroom combined to make it one of the best in many years. A new " land mark " was made, when, after months of debate and of raising quotas, the latter were finally abolished. So far the " no-quota " system has worked very successfully. In March, the first interfraternity stag party was given; its success bringing about still closer relationships. In April a cup was awarded this year ' s songfest winner. Among the new customs established during the year were a cup to the fraternity with the highest scholastic average and another to the one with the best intramural record. Awards went also to the individual fraternity man who contributed the most to college and fraternity life and to the independent who con- tributed the most to the college. 9--0 Pti Wu BETTY JEAN KOENIG President PATRICIA CRUM Vice-President MERIDEL DICKINSON Secretary MARY J AUDON Treasurer RUTH DAVIS, HELEN DE BIASI, CATHERINE EMERY, ELIZABETH FERBER, YVONNE GRUDER, BETTY JANE HALE, MURIAL HODGES, FRANCES JENKINS, MARY JENNINGS, GENE KAMM, ANNE NICHOLS, LORRAINE NOBLE, JANICE STONESIFER, SARA WILLIAMS, JUDY WOLFINGER. Phi Mu is the second oldest secret organization for women in the United States. Founded at the Wesleyan Women ' s College, Macon, Georgia, in 1852, as the Philo- mathean Society, it celebrated its ninety-fifth birthday this year. The local Gamma Delta Chapter was chartered here in 1933, and was the first National Panhellenic group on the campus. The Phi Mu badge is a shield of gold with black enamel ; the colors are pink and white ; and the flower is the Enchantress carnation. In addition to its campus activities, it is the policy of the fraternity to engage in works of charitable and a social service nature. The national organization maintains a health- mobile, giving medical attention to people living in Georgia. All through the war Phi Mu aided many of the national service committees, especially the Red Cross. This chapter has been helping a nearby orphanage, and during the present year has furnished a complete doll house for their recreational facilities. Ninety-two I i«r . ' 4 fe cJDelta Lji amma JOYCE GOCHENOUR President AUDREY BLESSING Vice-President CARROLL BISCHOFF Secretary MARY JO THIEBAUD Treasurer ALICE BEACHLER, HELEN BENNETT, MARY PAGE BROWNING, MARGARET COYLE, MARY LOU CRAGOE, MURIEL GHORMLEY, ELIZABETH GILLESPIE, DOROTHY KARAM, MARY FRANCIS LE GRANDE, HELEN MAYO, BETTY MEHRING, BARBARA NEGUS, PEGGY PEOPLES, ARLENE RABUCK, JUNE SCHWEITZER, BEVERLEY C. UNSWORTH, STELLA WERNER. Delta Gamma, international fraternity, was established in 1874 at the Lewis School, Oxford, Mississippi. This fraternity was one of the seven groups which founded the National Panhellenic Council in 1902. Since then sixty-nine chapters have been founded. The local chapter, Beta Epsilon, was established here in 1936 when the local Epsilon Kappa went national. There were eight charter members. The Delta Gamma badge is a gold anchor with a white shield; the colors are bronze, pink and blue; and the flower is a cream-colored rose. In the field of philanthropy and social service, the fraternity has a program of " Aid to the Blind and Sight Conservation " plus a project on International Education. Beta Epsilon and the Washington alumni chapter this year sold chances on a car, the proceeds of which would go towards the funds for these programs. Delta Gamma ' s bi-annual conven- tion was held during the summer of 1946 at Pasadena, California. Ninety-four % L 1 ■ ;rr ¥ - X Aripna CJu L T rneaci w JEANNE LEAR Presidt nl JOAN MELERVEY Vice-President ANN GRAHAM Recording Secretary MARJORIE HALL Corresponding Secretary ALICE WESCHE Treasurer MARY AXELSON, ELIZABETH BERGMAN, MILDRED BURKLAND, MARY CHRISTOPH, JENNY FRANKLIN, JULIETTE GEORGE, ISABEL GLAWSON, RUTH GRAHAM, ROBERTA HOWARD, PEGGY McFARLAND, JOAN PILKINGTON, JUNE PLUMMER, EDITH REDWAY, MARY WOOD. Alpha Chi Omega, the seventh Greek-letter women ' s fraternity to be organized, was founded at DePauw University in 1885. Unique among women ' s fraternities, it was founded by a group of music students as a musical fraternity. Rapid expansion to other colleges made it imperative to allow liberal arts students to pledge. Today it numbers seventy chapters and more than twenty-three thousand members. The local chapter, Beta Rho, was installed on this campus in 1936 with nineteen members. Alpha Chi ' s have chosen for their badge a Greek lyre, encrusted with pearls. Their colors are scarlet and olive green. During the war the national organization ran many day nurseries, and through the years has endowed an artists ' studio at the home of the famous composer, Edward MacDowell. The local chapter is engaged this year in recreational work for the District Children ' s Receiving Home. The fraternity holds its convention this year at the Chateau-Frotenac in Quebec. Ninety-six i r 9 ' r r J ctppci cdJeltu ipp BARBARA SIMMONS President MARYADA FRANK Vice-President {CATHERINE DIXON Secretary VIRGINIA HUEY Treasurer MARION ALTING, PHYLLIS ALTING, ETHYL Y. BENSON, MARJORIE BIRDSALL, BARBARA BROWN, ANN BURNETT, RITA CAROTHERS, MARY J. CARTER, LORRAINE DIBBLE, EMMA JO ELAM, ANN ENGLE, EVELYN FAHEY, BARBARA HUEY, BEVERLY JENNINGS, LENORE JOHNSON, PATRICIA REISER, ANNE NORLING, MARION REDLEY, DREW SCHULTZ, KATHLEEN STEPHENS. Kappa Delta, National Panhcllcnic Sorority, was founded at the Virginia State Teachers College at Farmvillc, Virginia, on October 23, 1897. Sixty-seven chapters located over the U. S. now make up the active membership. This June the sorority will celebrate its golden anniversary at its bi-annual convention held at Virginia Beach. The sorority colors are emerald green and white; the jewels ar e the emerald and the pearl: and the flower is the white rose. The local chapter, Beta Iota, was installed on this campus on April 3, 1943, making it the newest Panhellcnic group on campus. Before its installation as a national sorority it existed as a local sorority, known as Sigma Phi Delta. Characteristic of all Panhellenic groups, Kappa Delta has its philanthropic projects, one of which is aid to the Children ' s Hospital in Washington, D. C. The local chapter participates by gifts of money and toys. The National Organization maintains beds in the Crippled Children ' s Hospital in Rich- mond, Virginia. Ninety-eight J- hl Szlanta J g appa w LEE COZAN President BOB MALONE Vice-President DEAN CARTER Secretary BOB JENNINGS Treasurer WILLIAM AIKEN, THOMAS AMATUCCI, NELSON ATERS, CHARLES BEHRENS, BILLY BINSWANGER, TED BRANTHOVER, SIDNEY BUTTERFIELD, RICHARD CORNWELL, PATRICK FITZGIBBONS, ROBERT FRAILEY, BILLY JO GRIFFIN, JOHN HARRISON, BRICE HORTON, CLARENCE JARBOE, ARTHUR KAMM, MIKE KATEN, FRANCIS KENDRICK, McKINLEY LUTHER, JOSEPH McCARY, RICHARD McCONKEY, IRVING MILLS, MICHAEL MORRE, CARL PATTERSON, EDWIN RABBITT, BENJAMIN RESPESS, WILLIAM RICHARDSON, LEROY RINALDI, BRITT SCHWEITZER, GERALD SCHWEITZER, THOMAS SCHMIDT, FRED SHARRAH, JAMES STRONG, JOHN SYSAK, GEORGE TOLLEY, ROBERT TREISLER. In 1929, the Epsilon Triton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa was established on the American University campus as the local fraternity, Phi Beta Zeta. Eight years later, it became the first national fraternity established at the University, with a charter membership of twelve. Phi Sigma Kappa, itself, was founded in 1873 and has grown to have over fifty chapters. The fraternity colors, by which it is identified, are silver and magenta. The flower is the red carnation. After a year of reactivation since the war, Epsilon Triton now has thirty members. This year ' s activities were characterized by readjustment to the postwar situation. Old members returned to A.U. and new members were initiated. Headquarters is the house on Fraternity Hill, scene of formal meetings and social gatherings. This year there were meetings, parties, dances, initiation, and sports; all coupled with a good deal of hard work, dedicated to the ideals of Phi Sigma Kappa; Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Character. One Hundred rty Zs m I rlpha Jau L o ip. meaa p FREDERICK CARL President LEWIS LaFEVER Vice-President WILLIAM PHILLIPS Secretary JOHN COTRONA Treasurer PAUL BAILEY, RALPH BENSON, EUGENE BETTS, STANLEY BETTS, LAWRENCE BETHEL, JOSEPH COWAN, WILLIAM COWAN, JOHN CRICKENBERGER, WAYNE CULP, RICHARD DAVIS, ROBERT DiCHIARA, LEROY DOOLITTLE, FREDERICK FLING, GERALD FLING, ROBERT FRASER, DOMINIC FRISINA, BARTLEY FUGLER, BERT GASTER, DONALD GORMLEY, CLIFFORD GROHSGAL, GRANT HALLOCK, JAMES HOLLIS, CHARLES HUDSON, HARVEY HUEY, JOSEPH HOSSICK, MARTIN JOHNSTON, LEONARD KEDDA, ARTHUR KING, MILTON MILESKI, ROBERT MILLER, ROBERT NUGENT, CHARLES OSBORN, JAMES POWELL, EUGENE PICKETT, GEORGE SKIRM, LEROY SMITH, WILLIAM THOMAS, LAWRENCE WINSLOW. Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity was founded at Richmond, Virginia, September 11, 1865. The first chapter was established at Virginia Military Institute that same year. Although the early expansion of the organization was restricted to the South, it was the first Southern Fraternity to establish chapters in the Northern States. The official publication of ATO is The Palm. Other features of ATO include ATO ' s national placement service, a Career Booklet, and a Vocational and Veteran ' s Advisory Board. ATO has ninety-five active chapters in the United States and one hundred and three alumni associations. The fraternity colors are azure and gold; the flower, the white tea rose. The Epsilon Iota chapter was formerly the local fraternity, Alpha Theta Phi, founded November 23, 1928. Last February the old Alpha Theta Phi house, used during the war by the U. S. Bomb Disposal School, was returned to the fraternity and was promptly remodeled for the chapter ' s use. One Hundred Tien Artpltu S iama, J- hl KARL MANN President JAMES EDEN Vice-President PHIL WARNER Recording Secretary BRL ' CE HOAK Corresponding Secretary JAMES JOSEPH Treasurer GUY ANSELMO, CLAUDE COFFEY, LOUIS DECKER, EDWARD DOBIHAL, JAMES DULEY, THOMAS EMMONS, HERBERT FRAHM, SAMUEL HILDEBRAND, KENNETH HILTZ, KENNETH JONES, WALLACE KELLEY, PAUL MYATT, JOHN OWENS, KENT RATH, LESTER SMALLEY, WILLARD SMITH, OTTO SONDER, HARRY SPALDING, BERNARD SPILMAN, ROBERT STEVENS, KEITH TAYLOR, WILLIAM WAHL, ROBERT WILDERMUTH. Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, founded at Yale University in 1845, is the tenth oldest national men ' s fraternity. Today it has twenty-eight thousand members in seventy-three chapters all over the United States. Before the consolidation of the fraternity Alpha Kappa Pi, the local chapter which was founded as the local frater- nity Phi Epsilon Alpha in January of 1937, became the Alpha Iota chapter of Alpha Kappa Pi on May 30, 1940. 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