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y A ■■ - 1L mcrican nivcrsi xtxf ifesents 1959 TALON EDITOR: Patricia Ann Collins LAYOUT EDITOR: Sally Scrimgeour jiait -,i.%-Hfc! % ' " II I IWI fa w - m ,r %., s .»» ' ' I fi%EiEnt Table Of Contents Dedication 8 Administration. 10 Graduates 24 Student Association 42 Honoraries 56 Publications 64 Organizations 74 Greeks 86 Fall Winter Spring Dr. Dorothy Ditter Condos One of the busiest members of the facuky of The American University is Dr. Dorothy Ditter Gondos, to whom the 1959 TALON is dedicated. Mrs. Gondos graduated from S ' arthmore Col- lege in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and earned her advanced degrees from the University of Penn- sylvania. Since the Fall semester of 1947, Dr. Gondos has been teaching " ' all shades of history. " Herself a veteran of forty months in the Navy, she says of the early days of 1947, " there were waves of veterans on the campus. " She states that she has observed the peak enrollment then, seen it fall off and rise again to its present peak. Prior to coming here. Dr. Gondos taught English and Latin in the public schools of Penn- sylvania. She has also worked in historical socie- ties before and after her military service and has had editing experience and collated several manu- script collections. Dedication Presently, Dr. Gondos is the facidty advisor to the History Club, Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary, Cap and Go vn Women ' s Honorary Scholarship and Leadership Fraternity and Delta Gamma social sorority. Dr. Gondos is also on the Execiuive Committee of the faculty. This is an elected position on a board to study problems of educational policy and to coordinate committee structtne of the university. Dr. Gondos is a member of the University Honor Society and has been President and Secretary-Treasurer of that organization. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Selection Committee of College Council. In ad- dition, she has served on College Council for ten years. Mrs. Gondos is married to Victor Gondos, Jr. He is Archivist in charge of the Civil War Branch at the National Archives. Mrs. Gondos stated that she enjoys cooking " when she gets the time. " Of her years at A.U., Dr. Gondos remarks, " It ' s been a pleasure to observe the growth over the past half decade and to realize that there is indeed a great present and future for the Uni- versity but whether the university is large or small it is the quality of the students, faculty and administration that makes for greatness. On my part, I have always enjoyed being here at A.U. " cyrciniini biatioyi President Hurst R. Anderson fltU President Hurst R. Anderson The President in his office. In its own name an " annual " marks the pas- sage of a year. The 1959 TALON marks a year of progress for The American University. Every day we are conscious of this when we view the building of the ne v dormitory, consider the plans for future buildings, and review our continuing growth as represented in an expanded curriculum and a constantly increasing faculty and student body. Vhile the University is building for the future, and while all of us are aware of the physical development of our facilities now and planned for the future, still, the real concern of trustees and faculty is the c}uality of the educational experience for each student. The goal of any institution of higher educa- tion is to develop the God-given potentiality of the student to his best advantage, to the enrich- ment of his life and the greater good of his country. The success of an educational institu- tion is the success of its individual graduates. Their contributions to their country and their professions, the culture and religious interests which they carry ' ith them into their adult life, are the standards by vhich they are measured and which A ' e hope we have helped them to acquire. The source of our greatest pride is our students, for in them we see our future greatness. Thus, the progress of the University Avhich we mark in this year of 1959 is also your progress, in which we all rejoice. Hurst R. Anderson President I ' lesidciU Anderson disphiys (iilure rampus plans. Stafford H. Cassell He is Avell fitted to his job of recruiting for the University as he has attended American Uni- versity as a student and was even at one time an Editor of the TALON. Since his graduation, he has also been a coach of the American Uni- versity Eagles basketball team. He held this position for ten years and as a scroll on the wall of his office states, " . . . in ten years at the helm of the American University ' s court squads (he) has never had a loosing (sic) season ... A builder of men, ' Pop ' has helped place A.U. in the nations athletic picture. Under his tutelage the Eagles have always been in contention for Mason-Dixon Conference honors . . . " " Pop " is always ready with a friendly smile and a helping hand and may be seen almost anywhere on campus at most any time. He is busy at all facets of college life from administra- tive duties in his office in the administration building to cheering one of A.U. ' s teams on to victory to a quick cup of coffee in the cafeteria. Staff Cassell is truly one of American University ' s protidest possessions. Mr. Staff Cassell is better known to many of us as " Pop. " Pop is familiar to all A.U. students for he is ahvays on hand to help someone with a problem. Mr. Cassell holds at the University, the posi- tion of Assistant to the President. The Office of the Assistant to the President handles Admissions, Public Relations, Publicity, Alumni Affairs, Stu- dent Promotion and all levels of contact between the University, the Student and the Community. It is due to the unstinting efforts of ' Top " that the student body at American University has grown so tremendously in the past few years. Mr. Cassell has made countless trips throughout the East each year recruiting students for the University. In many cases he is the first personal contact with the University of the student. Dr. John E. Bentley Dr. Bentley relaxes in his office. The door of Hurst Hall opens and Dr. John E. Bentley valks in; his hat perched on top of his head, a briefcase in one hand, an unused cane in the other; surrounded by several of his student-friends who are laughing at one of his amusing stories. As the bell sounds Dr. Bentley bids them goodbye, stopping only several times on his way to class to talk to a fello v professor or maybe a troubled student. He enters the classroom, bows and says, " If anyone ' s away today speak, " and in this way begins an hour of enjoyable lecture in either psychology or philosophy. Those who are able to register for his always filled classes know they are listening to a man of experience, a wise man Avho gives his students more than just book material. To the scholar who listens closely. Dr. Bentley gives many tips for a successful life. This, along with being an interesting speaker and a practical, understanding professor, makes a course with Dr. Bentley the three most valuable semester hours in a college program. Dr. Bentley came to America in 191.5 from England, with only five dollars in his pocket. P ' orty-four years later, after having: studied at Boston, Clark and McCiuill Universities, Wes- Icyan College and Harvard University; taught at the U ' nivcrsitics of Denver, Colorado, Wash- ington anfl Johns Hopkins, and ihen the Uni- versity of F " lorence in Italy; written numerous books about psychology and philosophy; been honored as Dean Emeritus of our university; become a member of the American Philosophic and the American Psychological Associations, Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha and Kappa Delta Phi; has made himself a fan club of young people here that has groAvn in the thirty-five years he has been with American University until today we might say that Dean Bentley has influenced more students than any other professor in the university ' s history. Yes, looking back on all this. Dean Bentley can feel satisfied, proving as many great men have proved that one doesn ' t have to start at the top in order to attain it. When school spirit is low. Dean Bentley can be seen standing on the hill by the soccer field, cheering the team on to victory with a handful of students. He used to play soccer and filled the capacity of coach for many years; now he is still on the team with his enthusiasm and hearty pep talks. He is also an avid basketball fan and attends almost every game. Dr. Bentley speaks five languages: German, French, Italian, Greek and English with a bit of an English brogue. From the twinkle in his eyes to the under- standing of his heart the 1959 TALON honors Dean Bentley. He brought and campaigned to continue a real school spirit at American Uni- versity. Dr. Bentley counsels some of his stiidcnis. Ralph C. John, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences W. W ' cifcnbach, Associate Dean, College of Arts mid Sciences ( AdnfilrLLstratLon The Deans and faculty members of The American University never cease in their effort to aid and advise the students. Every student has a faculty advisor to guide in the choosing of courses each semester. i..; ; ' , I John S. Myers, Dean, lVasliingto7i College of Law Donald Derby, Dean, Administration ti Nathan A. Baily, Dean, School of Business Admin. Robert Jones, Placement Director Ernest S. Griffith, Dean, A. Van der Slice, Associate Dean, Sclwol of International Service Downtown Division ?» ' : ; J ' W. Lois E. Toiiencc, University Registrar Anne Jensen, University Librarian office of Student Personnel One of the most important offices to the students at American University is that of the Office of Student Personnel. It is from this office that the Dean of Sttidents, Dean Boldt and the Dean of Women, Dean Olson carry out their vork. Assisted by Mrs. Cook, the administrative assistant, they control disciplinary activities, as- sist the Student Court, confirm overnight and late permissions and numerous other duties. Students with personal problems com e to this office for help, or maybe just a talk with one of the Deans. After Christmas, Miss Barbara Bachman re- placed Mrs. Nichols as Housing Director carry- ing out the room assignment end of the duties. Sorority and Fraternity rush is also aided by the Office of Student Personnel. Albert W. Boldt, Dean of Students r v James M. Chapman, M.D. University Physician .Susan S. Olson, Dean of Women Edward W. Bauman, University Chaplain Harry CuUis Ahimni Secretary 17 The Business Office of American University oversees all financial matters of the University. This office is in charge of the Budget, Bursar, Bookstore, Accounting Department, the Build- ing and (irounds Committee and all construction on the campus. The offices of this department are located on the second floor of McKinley Building. William O. Nicholls, University Treasurer ,r Office of Financial and Business Affairs .Accounting Office Staff Robert Gates, Accounting Office Personnel hard at work. 18 Administration Building Dean Derby relaxes with a book. John Wakefield, Director of Admissions Dr. Ernst Correll, Foreign Student Advisor Dean ]( i n, Dr. Diirfce and Dr. Weit nian pause for a chat. Dr. Burr in his office. {40 •, ' u-Tr { % J Arthur E. Ekrich, Jr. History r r ! I Austin Van der Slice Sociology and Anthropology Department Chairman. .} y John H. Smith Mathematics and Statistics Simon Naidel Economics Leo Schubert Chemistry . 3; . ■ • ■ Bancroft W. Sitterly Physics Charles M. Clark English Department Chairman Charles Van Way liusiness Administration David Carrasco Physical Education Sumner O. liurhoc Biology James L. McLain Music Alva L. Davis John W. Frey Languages Geology Department Chairman Mary Morris ' ' ' ' - Jorgenson Fa?nily Life " " ' " S ' ' ' ' ' Jack Yocum Speech and Drama Willet M. Kempton Commuriicalions Charles K. Trueblood Samuel Engle Burr, Jr. Psychology Education Department Chairman Catheryn Seckler-Hudson Ernest S. Griffith Government and Public Administration School of In ternational Service x radv Mates ED VARD LEE ADAMS: Waynesboro. Pennsylvania; B.A. in fournalism: Alpha Sigina Phi; WAMU, 4; Transfer. FRANCIS BLACKFORD ADAMS, JR.: Bahimore, Maryland; B.A. in Com- miinications. DUVAL WATSON AGEE: Lynchburg, Virginia; B.A. in Business Administra- tion; Alpha Tau Omega; SAM. 2.3,4; Men ' s A Club. 1,2,3,4; Veteran ' s Club, 1,2,3,4; Inter- Fraternity Council, 1,2,3. MARGARET ELIZABETH AIKEN: Silver Spring. Maryland; B.A. in Inter- national Relations; Delta Ciamma; International Relations Club, Secretary 3; Scholastic Achievement Board; Orientation Board; Political Club; Pan Athnon. RICHARD LEE APPERSON: Washington. D. C; B.A. in Humanities; Phi- losophy Club. LINDA LEE ATKINS: Silver Spring, Maryland; B.A. in Art; Kappa Delta, President; Arts Board, 1,2,3. DIANNE ALAYNE BABCOCK: Delmar, New York; B.A. in Education. LEONICE AUDREY BAER: New York, New York; B.S. in Chemistry; Ameri- can Chemical Society; Lutheran Student Association; Religious Board, 2,3; Student Judiciary, 3,4; Chemistry Club, 2,3,4; Chorus, 1,2,3,4; Who ' s Who. PAUL FREDERICK BARNARD: Washington. D. C; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; SAM. 1,4; Veteran ' s Club, 1; Newman Club, 1,2,3,4. ELUSKA BARUCH: Caracas, Venezuela; B.S. in Biology; Sigma Rho; Beta Beta Beta; Pan Athnon. 2; Tennis, 2,3.4; Asclepios, 3. JUDITH E. BASES: New York, New York; B.A. in Art. WILLIAM WARREN BATCHELOR: Springfield, Virginia; B.A. in Eco- nomics; Economics Club, 1. ELSA BEATRICE BEHRENS: Falls Church. Virginia; B.A. in Mathematics. ALISON BELL. MARY ANN BELL: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in History; Delta Gamma, Recording Secretary, 3, Corresponding Secretary 4; Cap and Gown, Vice- President " 4; Phi Alpha Theta, Vice-President, 4; Pi Gamma Mu; University Honor Society; Kappa Delta Epsilon; Scholastic Board, Secretary, 2; Religious Board, 3; Orientation Board, 2,3,4; Eagle, 1; Methodist Student Movement, 1,2; French Club, 2. Secretary, 3; History Club, 3, Secretary, 4; Who ' s Who. MARY JANE BELL: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in Communications. SHELI. H. RRIET BERGER: Maplewood, New Jersey; B.A. in Elementary Education; Kappa Delta Epsilon, Secretary, 4; Publicity Committee, 2; Student N.E.A., 3,4; Chorus, 3; Intramurals, 3. ANN DOROTHY BERGMAN: Long Island, New York; B.A. in International Relations; Social Board, Chairman, 4; International Relations Club, Treasurer; Women ' s A Club; Finance Committee; Editor-in-Chief, Writer, 4. ANN BERLIN: Croton on Hudson, New York; B.A. in Communications; A.U. Players, 1,2,3,4; Women ' s A Club, 1,2,3,4; WAMU, 1,2,3,4; Dorm Council, 1. LOR. INE MARCELLA BERTUZZI: Vineland, New Jersey; B.S. in Distrib- uted Sciences; Newman Club; Finance Committee, Secretary; Women ' s A Club; Intramurals; German Club. GEORGE M. BLISS: Silver Spring, Maryland; B.S. in Business Administration; SAM, 1,2,3,4; Veteran ' s Club, 1,2,3,4. WILLIAM H. BOOTH, III: Alexandria, Virginia; B.S. in Business Administra- tion; Phi Sigma Kappa. WILLIAM FREDERICK BOWIE: Washington, D. C; in B.S. in Accounting; SAM, 3,4. ROBERT BARRETT BRENNAN: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; SAM, 2,3. ALPHONSO A. BRIDGEPORT: Pelham, Georgia; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration. GARRY BYRON BRODIE: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Public Relations; Hillel. JEANNETTE KATHRYN BROWN: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; B.A. in Psychology; Delta Gamma; Pi Gamma Mu; ( ap and Gown; Methodist Student Movement, 1,2; (Orientation Board, 2,3,4; Class Secretary, 2,3; Panhellenic Council, 3, Treasurer, 4; .SAM, 1; Mary Graydon House Council, 2,3; Women ' s Residence Council, 3; College Council, Secretary, 4; Selection Committee, 4; Who ' s Who. JOHN G. BUCKLEY: Washington, I). C.; B.S. in ]4usiness Administration; Newman (Jub, I, Tr(rasurer, 2; SAM. i BRUCE THOMAS BUZALSKI: Concord, New Jersey; B.S. in Chemistry; Metliodisi Siiulcnt Movement, 1; Men ' s Residence Council, 2,4; Chemistry Club, 3,1. ROGE CRAWFORD BUTTS: B.S. in Business Administration; SAM, 4. JEAN C. BYRNES: Bethesda, Maryland; B.A. in Economics; Pi Gamma Mu; Economics Club. JESSE VARREN CABRAL: Springfield, Massachusetts; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; SAM, 1. EDWARD H. CADEAUX: Vashington, D. C; B.A. in Economics; Economics Club. JUDITH ANN CAVANAGH: Vashington, D. C; B.S. in Government; New- man Clui). 3,4; TALON, 4. ELWIN BEED CLARK, JR.: Hagerstown, Maryland; B.A. in Communications; Alpha Tau Omega; Orientation Board, 2; Economics Club, 1,2. MARJORIE ELLEN COHEN: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Elementary Education. JOHN ANDREW COLBORN, IH: AVashington, D. C; B.A. in Economics. PATRICIA ANN COLLINS: Bethesda, Maryland; B.A. in Economics; Alpha Chi Omega; Pi Delta Epsilon, Historian, 3,4; Eagle Award, 2; TALON Award, 3; WAMU Award, 3; Eagle, 2, News Editor, 3; TALON, 2,3, Editor-in-Chief, 4; WAMU Traffic Director, 3; College Council, 4; Constitution Committee, 4; Orientation Board, 3,4; Publications Board, 3; Newman Club, 2,3,4; Inter- national Relations Club, Corresponding Secretary, 3; Class Secretary, 4. SCOTT COOK: Atlanta, Georgia; B.A. in Economics; Economics Club, 2; Philosoiihv C lub, 2; International Relations Club, 1. NEDSON MACLAY CRAWFORD: Hagerstown, Maryland; B.A. in Business Administration; Alpha Sigma Phi; President, Hughes Hall, 4. ROBERT J. CROSS: Takoma Park, Maryland; B.S. in Business Administra- tion; SAM, ' 2. GEORGE T. CURTIS: Brandywine, Maryland; B.A. in Economics; SAM, 3,4; Economics Club, 3,4. 28 km iB ; k mitm 1959 NANCY TAYLOR CUSIDE: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Art. WILLIAM ARTHUR CUTLIP: Decatur, Illinois; B.A. in Political Science; Pi Gamma Mu; Pi Sigma Alpha; President, Men ' s Residence Council, 3; Student Court, 4. ARNOLD G. DANIELSON: West Springfield, Massachusetts; B.A. in Eco- nomics; Alpha Sigma Phi. JAMES PHILIP DARR: Arlington, Virginia; B.S.; Alpha Tau Omega; SAM, 1. BETTE DAVIS: Mays Landing, New Jersey; B.A. in Psychology; Alpha Chi Omega, 1,2, Pledge Mistress, 3,4; Kappa Delta Epsilon, 3, President, 4; Class Secretary, 1; Orientation Board, 2,3, Co-Chairman, 4; Religious Board, 3, Chairman, 4; Chorus, 1,2; Methodist Student Movement, 1,2,3, President, 4; Campus Center Board, 4; College Council, 4. STEPHEN L. DeBURR, JR.; Washington, D. C; B.A. in Economics; Delta Theta Phi, 4; Economics Club, 1,2,3; Veteran ' s Club, 1,2. .■ - ELLIOT P. DENNIBERG: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Communications; ■ Alpha Psi Omega, Vice-Presitlent, 4; Omicron Delta Kappa; A.U. Players, 1,2, President, 3,4; WAMU, 1, Chief Announcer, 2,3,4; Best Supporting Actor, 1; Best Actor, 2; Outsanding Theater Person, 2,3; Who ' s Who. SUSAN CAROLYN DEPUTY: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in Religion; Inter- faith secretary, 1; College yearbook editor (transfer); Methodist Student Movement. TSEDALE M. Y. DERESSA: Addis Ababa, Ethopia; B.A. in Political Science. HENRY S. DESJARLAIS: Springfield, Massachusetts; B.A. in Psychology. Graduates GEORGE NATHAN DIAMOND: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Ad- mitiistration; Phi Epsilon Pi. CONNIE JEAN DODSON: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Journalism; Phi Mu; Pi Delta Epsilon; Theta Sigma Phi; Eagle Staff, 3; Newman Club, 3,4. BRICE ANNE DORSEY: Annapolis, Maryland; B.A. in Government; Political S( icni c C lub. BARBARA ANNE-MARIE duPLESSIS: Pretoria, Transvaal, Union of .South Africa; J5.S. in (Jieniistrv. 29 -■ Mt i k JOHN E. DuVALL: l ' ;iw Paw, West Virginia; B.A. in Sociology. JOSEPH L. DUVALL: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in Economics; Pi Gamma Mu, Vice-President, 1; Economics Cilub; Chess Club, President, 3. JUDITH WAGNER EA.STON: Shreveport, Louisiana; B.A. in Communica- tions: Iheta Sigma Phi; Transfer; WAMU, 3,4; Women ' s Regulations Board, 4; Newman Club, 3,4. ROBERT L. ECKELBERRY: Hamilton, Missouri; B.A. in History, Alpha Sigma Phi; Omicron Delta Rappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Forensics Club, 2; Debate C:lub, 2; History Club, 2; Political Science Club, 3. RICHARD RANDALL FERRY, JR.: Summit, New Jersey; B.A. in Com- munications; Alpha Sigma Phi; Delta Psi Omega; Kappa Phi Kappa; WAMU, .S, Program Director, 4; Methodist Student Movement, 3; Orientation Board, 4; Pi Delta Epsilon. YVONNE COOKE FIDALGO: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in English; English Literature Club; English Departmetit Assistant. GARRETT FITZGERALD: Vashington, D. C; B.A. in Business Administra- tion; Alpha Tau Omega, Worthy u ' sher, 3,4; SAM, 3,4; Men ' s A Club, 3,4; Newman Club, 2,3,4; Intramurals, 2,3,4; Varsity baseball, 2,3,4. W. KENNETH FOXX: Ocean City, New Jersey; B.S. in Business Administra- tion; SAM, 3,4. KAREN A. FRIEDMAN: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Humanities; Kappa Delta, Pledge President, 1,2, Treasurer, 3, Secretary, 4; Delta Phi Alpha; Mary Graydon Hall, Treasurer, 3, President, 4; College Council, 3,4; Panhellenic Council, Vice-President,4; Women ' s A Club, 2,3,4; Social Board, 3; Orientation Board, 3,4; Athletic Board, Secretary, 3; Jr. Alliance Francaise, 1, Secretary, 2, Vice-President, 3: German Club, 2,3; Intramurals, 2,3; Publicity Committee, 3; Eagle, Women ' s Sports Editor, 3; Junior Class Dance, Decorations Chairman; ' ho ' s Who. SALVATORE A. FULGINITI: Wildwood, New Jersey; B.S. in Accounting; Men ' s A Club, 1,2,3. LEVON HOV.SEP GARABEDIAN: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; Dean ' s List. 1,2,3; Clanterbury Club, 1, Vice-President, 2,3,4; Finance Committee, 3; Orientation Board, SAM, 1,2,3, Treasurer, 4. LEONARD MARTIN GATTI: Washington, D. C: B.S. in Business Ad- ministration. LAURA KUNC GEIST: Villanova, Pennsylvania; B.A. in Economics; Pi Gamma Mu; Pi Delta Epsilon; Women ' s A Club, 3,4; Eagle, Assistant News Editor, 3; Economics Club, 3,4; Hockey, 3,4; Finance Committee, 3,4; Student Association Comptroller, 4; Who ' s Who. MARTIN H. GELFAND: Newark, New Jersey; B.S. in Distributed Sciences; Phi Epsilon Pi; Alpha Phi Omega; Orientation Board, 4. SITE BEHREND GOLDSTEIN: Wnshinston, D. C; B.A. in Art. THOlVfAS I. GRAY: Srianton, Pennsvlvavnia: B.A. in Journalism; Alpha Sigma Phi: varsity hascball, 3,4: Eagle Staff, 3,4. MARILYN GREENBERG: Mount Vernon, New York; B.A. in Sociology; Sigma Rho; Hillel, I. PAMELA C. GRIFFIN: Lake City, South Carolina; B.A. in Music History. SUE CAROLIN HALLETT: Rockland, Massachusetts; B.A.; Canterbury Club, Secretary, 3, President, 4; Awards Committee. RICHARD WILLIAMS HANSEN: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; SAM, 4. ELIZABETH S. HARRE: Chevy Chase, Maryland; B.A. in Elementary Educa- tion; Kappa Delta Epsilon; Chorus, 3. WESLEY KAIN HARRIS: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Government. SAM W. H. USER: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in Economics; Newman Club, 3,4; Canterbury Club, 1,2; Economics Club, 1,2,3, Treasurer, 4. BARBARA LEE HICKMAN: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in History; Alpha Chi Omega, i, Rush Chairman, 2, President, 3,4; Panhellenic Delegate, 2, Vice-President, 3; Junior Dorm Counsellor, 3; Orientation Board, 1,2; Pan Athnon, 1; Writer, Assistant Publicity, 2, Chairman Publicity, 3; Publicity Committee, 3. DONNA LEE HINSHAW: Falls Church, Virginia; B.A. in Inter-Departmental; Alpha Chi Omega; Mary Washington College, 1,2; Orientation Board, 4. ROBERT .SANDERS HINTON, JR.: Chevy Chase, Maryland; B.S. in Business Administration. CHARLES W. HITCHCOCK: Rcxkville Cknter, New York; B.S. in Business Administration; Dorm Council, Secretary-Treasurer, 3, Vice-President, 4. CRAIGE G. HOLM: Ro(kvilIe, Maryland; B.S. in Geology; Alpha Sigma Phi; Alpha Phi Omega; Geology Club; WAMU; Intramurals, 1,2,3,4. Graduates PAULA DEE INGOLD: Arlington. Virginia; B.A. in Art; Aquiana, 3,4; TALON. 2: House Counril. GERALDINE G. INGRAM: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Administration; A.U. Part-time Fatultv; Women ' s Club of American University. JON PHILIP ISEMINGER: Havertown. Pennsylvania; B.A. in Philosophy and Religion; Religious Board, 2,3; Chorus, 1,2,3,4. DAVID .XL.-VN J. SEN: Long Beach, New York; B.,A.. in Communications; Pi Delta Epsilon; Alpha Psi Omega; Pan Athnon, 1; WAMU, 1,2,3,4; Writer, 1,2,3; Eagle, 3,4; A.U. Players, 3,4; TALON, Communications Editor, 3,4; Humor Magazine, Editorial Board, 4; Communications Board, 1; Orientation Board, 2,3. HAROLD R. JONES, JR : Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in History; Phi Alpha Theta; Pi Gamma Mu. JAMES H. JOY: Spokane, Washington; M.. . in International Relations; G. Burke Summers scholarship. ANNE KAMINSKY: Roslyn Heights, New York; A.A. in Elementary Education; Sigma Rho, Corresponding Secretary; Hillel; Asclepios; Bridge Club. V EUNSOOK RANG: Seoul, Korea; B.A. in Journalism. ELEANOR KASAB: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Education; Literary Society; Chorus; Music Club. KEITH ANN KELLY: Twin Falls, Idaho; B.S. in Biology; Delta Gamma; Alpha Lambda Delta; Asclepios, 3,4. I YOUNG HO KIM. K LEO ROTH KLEIN: Brooklyn, New York; B.S. in Business Administration; Phi Epsilon Pi; Alpha Phi Omega; Hillel, 2; SAM, 2,3,4; WAMU, 2,4. RUTH E. KNAUB: Bethesda, Maryland; B.A. in Philosophy and Religion; Music Club, 2,3,4; Pan Athnon, 2,3. LEONARD J. KNOTT: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Ps)chology. 32 JANET KRAMER: Baltimore, Maryland; B.A. in Education; Alpha Epsilon Phi. PAUL KRAMER: Baltimore, Maryland; B.A. in Historv; Kappa Phi Kappa; Hillel, 2, Vice-President, 3. f % JACK MORTON KREUTER: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Communications; Phi Epsilon Pi, 1,2, President, 3,4; Freshman Skit Night Chairman; Sophomore Class President; Sophomore Skit Night Chairman; Hillel, Vice-President, Presi- dent; College Council, Chairman Hazing Committee, Chairman Health and Welfare Committee, Vice-President, President; Inter-Fraternity Council, Treas- urer, Publicity Chairman; Sigma Delta Chi, Treasurer, President; USNSA; Omicron Delta Kappa, President; Eagle; TALON, 1,2; WAMU, 1,2; Orientation Board; Intramurals; Who ' s Who. HARRY W. LAWSON, Jr.: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Administration; Phi Epsilon Pi; Men ' s AClub; Who ' s Who; SAM, 2. EDMUND IVAN LAZAR: Brookmont, Maryland; B.A. in International Rela- tions and Political Science; International Relations Club. ' f ' ' JOYCE H. LEVINE: Mount Vernon, New York; B.A. in Elementary Educa- tion; Kappa Delta Epsilon; Hillel, 1,2; Student NEA, Vice-President, 4; Campus Center Board, 4; Elections Board, 3; French Club, 2,3; Orientation Board, 2,3,4; Inter-Club Council, secretary, 4. PHILIP DAVID LEVY: Staten Island, New York; B.A. in History; Phi Epsilon Pi; Kappa Phi Kappa; Hillel, 1,2,3,4; Men ' s A Club, 2,3,4; Religious Board, 3; Scholastic Achievement Board, 3,4; Future Teachers Club, 1,2,4; Who ' s Who. SARAH MARCIA LIPSITZ: Chase City, Virginia; B.A. in History; Hillel, 1; Eagle, 1; History Club, 2,3,4; Campus Center Board, 2,3, Secretary, 4. ROBERT LOUIE: Easton, Maryland; B.S. in Business Administration. DEE J. LUNDY: Pompano Beach, Florida; A.A. in Liberal Arts; Kappa Delta, 1,2,3; Intramurals, 1,2,3; Cheerleaders, 1,2, Captain 3; TALON, Women ' s Sports Editor, 2; Inter-Club Council, 3; Homecoming Committee, 3; Chorus, 3. ANGEL.4 M. LUPIS: Piedmont, West Virginia; B.A. in Nursing Education; Newman Club, 1,2,3; Cihorus, 1,2; Infirmary Nurse, 1,2,3. WILLIAM L. R. McCARNEY: Hagerstown. Maryland; B.A. in Communica- tions; Aljj ha Sigma Phi; Sigma Delta C hi; Scholastic Achievement Board, 3; WAMU, 3,4. MILTON R. McCORMICK, JR.: Arlington, Virginia; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; SAM, 2,3; Veteran ' s CJub, 2. PAUL McDONALD: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Administration; SA. I, 1,2, Mciiiijcrship Chairman, 3, President; Economics Chib, 1,2; TALON, 3,1; Writer, 3; National I-.chuation .Association, 4; Intramurals, 3,4; Inter-Club Council, 4; (;lover SAM Leailership Award; Harold B. Wess SAM Award; Hecht Company .Scholarshij) Award; Dean ' s List; Author Recognition of Varsity . thl(,iir Program; Who ' s Who. 33 FL0RENC:E JOANNE McGREGOR: Wasliington, 1). C: U.S. in Economics; SAM, 2; c in:in (Hul). 2,1; Kronomiis Cliih, . ' !,1: Colki c I ' nion Committee, 2; Pi Gamma Mil, 4. MARCIA McLAINE: I ' iitsbursh. Prnnsylvania; R.A. in Psychology and Soci- ology; Delta Clamnia, 1.2.. ' ), Presidcnl. 1; Pi Gamma Mu; University Honor Sorictv; Ciap and Go •n: ' estminstc ' r Foundation, I; Studint Juiliciary Board, 3; Freshman House Coumil; Women ' s Regulations Board Chairman, 4; Elections Board, 2; Orientation Board. 2.: .4; hos ho. ROSALIND JEAN MtMAHON: Washington, D. C: A. A. in Business Adminis- tration; Delta Gamma; F.eonomics Club, 1,2; SAM, 1,2; Newman Club, 1,2,3. ii||li ' BARBARA McWHORTER: Vashington, D. C; B.S. in Chemistry; Alpha Chi Omega; Beta Beta Beta. President; Cihemistry Club; History Club; Newman Club. ELIZABETH DARE MEYERS: Silver Spring, Maryland; B.A. in Art; Phi Mu; Methodist Stuilent M() ement; Canterbury Club; Art Student Committee; Orientation Board; Religious Board. AUDREY K. MILLER: Fairlax, Viiginia; B.A. in Sociology. ROBERT P. MORGAN: Rutherford, New Jersey; B.A. in History; WAMU, 1,2,3,4; History Club, 1,2,3,4; Westminster Foundation, 1,2,3,4. ROBERT SHEPHERD MORGAN: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in Communica- tions: Alpha Sigma Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Pi Delta Epsilon; ' ho ' s Who; ' AMLI, I, Program Director, 2,3, Station Manager, 4; College Ciouncil, 3,4; Communications Board, 2, Chairman, 3; Scholastic Achievement Board, 1. RUDOLPH G. MORRIS: Villiamson, West Virginia; M.A. in Communications. JOHN ROLLAND MURRAY: Arlington, Massachusetts; B.A. in Economics; Economics Club, President; Newman Club. ROBERTA MYERS: Rockville Center, New York; B.A. in Sociology; Hillel, 2; ' Eagle, 2; Who ' s Who Committee, 2; Bridge Club, 1. ARMEN NAZARIAN, JR.: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Administration. JUNE R. E NAZARIAN: Vashington. D. C; B.S. in Chemistry; Chemistry Club, 3. JAMES S. NETTERSTROM: Bethesda, Maryland; B.A. in Political Science. 1959 SUSAN C. NETTERSTROM: Bethcsda, Maryland; B.A. in Art; Delia Gamma, Treasurer, 2, ' ice-President, 3; Alpha Psi Omega, 2,3, President, 4; Cap and Gown, President, 4; Who ' s ' ho; A.U. Players, 1,2,3,4; College Council, 3; Arts Board Chairman, 3; TALON, 2; Campus Center Board, 2, Secretary, 3. BARBARA NOTES: Washington, D. C; B.A. in English. CAROLYN BRUCE OWENS: AVashington, D. C.; B.A. in Music; Cap and Gown; Music Club, Secretary, 1, ' ice-President. 2, President, 3, Vice-President, 4; Chorus, 1,2,3,4; Methodist Student Movement, 1; Alpha Chi Omega, 1,2; Religious Board, Secretary, 2; Philosophy Club, Secretary-Treasurer, 4; Eagle, 1,2. WILLIAM L. OAVENS: Arlington, SAM, 2,3; ' arsitv tennis, 1,2. Virginia; B.S. in Business Administration; JOHN SHEPARD PARKER: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in Philosophy; Sigma Phi Epsilon: Student Fello vship, I; Clericus Club, 1; Philosophy Club, 4; Methodist Student Mo ement, 4. ELAINE FOGEL PARKS: Vashington, D. C; B.A. in Elementary Education. DAVID JOHN PATTISON: Deland, Florida; B.A. in International Relations and Law; Alpha Sigma Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho, President, 3; Pi Gamma Mu; Phi Alpha Theta, Treasurer, 4; Class President, 3; College Council, 1,2,3; Constitutional Revision Committee, 3; National Student As- sociation, 1, Chairman, 2,3; Pan Athnon, I, Treasurer, 2, Vice-President, 3; International Relations Club, President, 3; Political Club, 2, Vice-President, 3; Methodist Student Movement, 1; Eagle, 1,2,3; Inter-Fraternity Council, 2; Intramurals, 1,2,3; ' W ' ho ' s Vho; Washington College of Law, 4. ROSS W. PAYNE, JR.: Upperville, Virginia; B.S. in Business Administration; Phi Sigma Kappa, Treasurer, President, 4; College Council, 4; SAM. EDWARD W. PEIFER: Washington, D. C.; B.A. in Economics; Phi Sigma Kappa; Pi Gamma Mu; SAM, 1,2,3; Newman i ' Aub, 1,2,3; Economics Club, 3,4; Veterans C;iub, 1,2,3. PETRA E. PEIFER: Ames, Iowa; B.A. in English. HAROLD MERRELL PETER.SEN: Tremonlon, Utah; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; Student (iourt, 3, C hiel Justice, 1; SAM; Finance Committee, 3,4; USNSA. MARY N. PHOTIA.S: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Biology; French Club, 2; Chemistry Club, 2,3,4; Asdepios, 3,4; Intramurals, 3,4; Pan Athnon, 2. JAMES YOUNG PIPER, JR.: Arlington, Virginia; B.S. in Business Administra- tion; . l)jha Sigma Phi, 2, ' i, ; College (iouncil, 4; Orientation Board, 3,4; Inter- Fraternity Council, 4. .STANLEY R. PLATNIK: .Silver Spring, .Marylaii Beta; Asdepios, 3; Philosophy Club, 3,4. li.S. in Biology; Beta Beta Graduates lUNE ELAINE POLAND: Md.tan, ' iit;iiiia: B.A. in English; Delta Gamma; Kaglf, 2; Siiidcni N.E.A., 4. CAROLEE MOREY PRIDDY: ' ashiiiRt()n, D. C; B.S. in Education; Student N.E.A. |AC:K SANBORN REEDER: Washington, D. C; M.A. in Music. yOHN FL ROLD RIDDLE: Red Bank, New Jersey; B.A. in Economics; Eco- noniiis Club, l,2,,H,l: Pan .Vihnon, 1; Elections Board, 3; .Social Board, 1; Student Council Publicity Committee. SAMUEL MOVER RIDGEVVAY: Takoma Park. Maryland; B.S. in Business Administration; S. M, 3,4. ANNE B. RITCHIE: Arlington, Virginia; B.A. in Elementary Education; Kappa Delta Epsilon; Pan Athnon, 2,3; Stiiclent N.E.A., 3,4; Orientation Board, 4. RHODA RINGELHEIM: Freeport, New York; B.A. in Education; Kappa Delta Epsilon; WAMLJ, 1,2; Hillel, 1,2,3,4; Student N.E.A., 2,3,4. CAROLE S. ROBBY: Louisville, Kentucky; B.A. in Speech and Drama; Alpha Psi Omega; A.U. Players, 2. BARBARA JANE ROOME: Silver Spring, Maryland; B.A. in Sociology; Delta Gainma, Pledge Scholarship Award; Homecoming Committee, 1,4; Freshman Dance Committee; Social Board, 1; College Council, 2; Orientation Board, 3,4; SAM, 1; Panhellenic Council, 2; Baptist Student Union, 1,2; Outstanding Fresh- man ' oman Award; Freshman Sno-Ball Queen; A ' ho ' s Who. ARTHUR GENE ROSENBERG: Great Neck, New York; B.S. in Business .Administration; Phi Epsilon Pi, President, 4; Publications Board, Chairman, 3; College Council; Choss Country; Who ' s Who. ROBERT LAURENCE SHANNO: Leonia, New Jersey; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; Alpha Tau Omega, Treasurer, President: SAM, 1,2,3,4; Inter- Fraternity Clouncil, 2,3,4: Veteran ' s Club, 1,2; Social Board, 3,4; Who ' s Who. OSCAR RANDALL SHEPPARD, JR.: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Economics; Alpha Tail Omega; Economics Club, 3.4. DONALD LEROY SHEAFFER: Vashington, D. C; B.. . in Communications; Lutheran Student Union, 1,2; " WAMU, 4; A.U. Players, 3,4. E. JEAN SHIRER: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business .Administration; ,SAM, 3.4; International Relations Club, 4; Philosophy Club, 4; Transfer; Alpha Epsilon, Business Women ' s Honorary. Graduates EUGENE LOUIS SHIRO: Washington, D. C; B.A. in English; Alpha Sigma Phi; Kappa Phi Kappa; French Club, 2,3,4; Religious Board, 2; Methodist Stutlcnt Mo cment, 1,2; Orientation Board, 2; Campus Center Board, 4. ROBERT EDWARD SIBLEY: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Business Administra- tion; SAM, Membership Chairman: Veteran ' s Club. GEORGE RUSSELL SIMPKINS: Salem, New Jersey; B.A. in Economics; Alpha Sigma Phi, 1,2.3,4; Elections Board, 1; Class Treasurer, 2,3; College Council, 4; Campus Center Board; Elections Committee, 4; Economics Club, 3,4. LOLA JOHNSON SINGLETARY: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Philosophy; Philosophy Club, 4. EDWARD DONALD SL. NK: Westwood, New Jersey; B.A. in History; Phi Alpha Theta; History Club, 2,3,4. JUDITH LEE SMITH: Hagerstown, Maryland; B..A.. in Communications; Theta Sigma Phi. ALBERT R. YMOND SNOW: Riverton, New Jersey; B.A. in English; WAMU, 3, Chief Studio Engineer, 4; Methodist Student Movement, 3,4; English Club, 3; Philosoph) Club, 3,4. L.4WRENCE MITCHELL SOLOMON: Alexandria, Virginia; B.A. in Public Relations; Alpha Tau Omega; SAM, 4. RIT. STEINMARK: Newark, New Jersey; B.S. in Government; Student N.E.A., 3,4; Forensic Society, 2, Secretary, 3; Hillel, 1,2,3,4; Political Science Club Program Committee, 3; International Relations Club, 3; Freshman Skit Night Committee; Sophomore Skit Night Committee; Sophomore Dinner Dance Committee Chairman; Junior-Senior Prom Coinmittee; French Club, 2. JOAN MADELINE STEVENSON: Scotch Plains, New Jersey; B.S. in Business Atlministration; Phi Mu; Eagle, 3; Newman CAuh, 3; SAM, Newsletter Editor, 3, Secretary, 4. NEWELL T. STILES: Washington, 1). C:.; B.S. in Geology. JOSEPH D. SULLIVAN, JR.: ' ashington, D. C.; B.A. in History; History Club, 2,3,4. DON LEE .SWIFT: Washington, 1). C; B., . in Psychology; Alpha Sigma Phi. JOAN CHRI.STINA TALBOTT: Wasiiingion, 1). C.; B.A. in Elementary Educa- tion: Dcha (iamina, Pul)li(iiy Chairman, 3, Mouse Ciiairman, 4; Kappa Delta Kpsilon, Vi((-Piesi(kni; Newman Club, 2; Student N.E.A., 2,3, Treasurer, 4; Inirainurals; Orientation Board, 3,1; Dean ' s List. 37 EDWIN R. THOMAS, JR.: Washington, 1). C; H.S. in Husincss Administration; Aiplia r.iii Omega; Niwman (;lub; Intramurals. BEVERLY E. TILTON: Arlington, Viiginia; B.S. in Biology; Beta Beta Beta, 3, Secretary. 1; I ransler; .Asclepios, 3,4; Music Club, 3,4; Orchestra, 3,4; Student Court, , ' i: Writer, 3. JEANETTE MARIE TODD: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Elementary Education; Student N.E.A., 3,4; Sociological Society, 1,2; International Relations (4ub, 3,4; Pan Athnon, 2,3,4; Canterbury Club, 4; TALON, 4. JAMES L. TRIMBLE: Washington, D. C;.; B.S. in Business Administration; . lpha Tau Omega, Sentinel and Rush Chairman, 3; Newman Club, 1,2,3,4; Track, 1,2; Intramurals, 1,2.3,4; School Ring Committee, 2; Orientation Board, 2,3; Publicity Committee, 2; Representative to Sarah Lawrence Conference, 2; College Council, 2; Vice-President, Junior Class. LYNN BEATTIE VANDERCOOK, JR.: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Mathe- matics. JAMES EDWARD VESPER: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Economics; Alpha Tau Omega; S. M, 3,4; Economics Club, 3,4. NASSER VICTORY: Teheran, Iran; B.S. in Business Administration; Phi Epsilon Pi, Treasurer, 3,4; SAM, 2,3; Orientation Board, 3; Pan Athnon, 2,3; Soccer, 2; Hillel, 2,3. LILIA C. S. VIRAY: Washington, D. C;.; B..A. in Accounting; Economics Club, 1,2; Pan Athnon, 1,2,4; Newman Club, 4. JOHN GEORGE WANGLER, JR.: Washington, D. C; B.S. in Chemistry; A.U. Honor Society; Beta Beta Beta; Chemistry Club, 3; Chess Club, 2; German Club, 2; Clanterbury Club, 1. JOHN L. WARD: Painter, Virginia; B.S. in Business Administration; Phi Sigma Kappa. EILEEN DOROTHY WATERS: Falls Church, Virginia; A.A. in Elementary Education; Chemistry Club, 2; Asclepios, 3. JOHN T. WEBB: Milford, Delaware; B.. . in International Relations; Inter- national Relations Club, 2,3,4; Pan Athnon, 3; College Council, 4; Men ' s House Council, 3; Vice-President, Hughes Hall. Ti . RAYMOND EUGENE WEIKERT: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Accounting; Methodist Student Movement, 1,2, Vice-President, 3,4; Chorus, 1,2,3. LAWRENCE RONALD WEIMER: Fairfax, Virginia; B.S. in Distributed Sciences; Phi Sigma Kappa; President, Freshman Class. 1959 38 HARLAND L. WEIDNER: Spartansburg, Pennsylvania; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; SAM, 3,4; Veteran ' s Club, 3. DELMA YVONNE WILSON: Washington. D. C; B.A. in Elementary Educa- tion; Student N.E.A.. 4; Pan Athnon. 3,4. HENRY O. WILSON: Arlington, X ' irginia; B.A. in Communications; VVAMU, 2. JUDITH M. WINSTON: AVashington, D. C; B.S. in Business Administration; SAM. 3,4. KAY LOUISE ALYS WOOD: Milford, Delaware; B.A. in International Rela- tions; A.U. Players, 3,4; Canterbury Club, 4; International Relations Club, 4; Philosophy Club, 4. ROBERT FRANCIS YEAGER: Washington, D. C; B.A. in Economics; Alpha Tau Omega; Economics Club, 3,4; Newman Club, 3,4; SAM, 4. LOIS DEND YOUNG: Salem, New Jersey; B.A. in Elementary Education. D. EUGENE YOUTZ: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; B.A. in Communications; Sigma Delta Chi. Graduates 39 Thosr not pictured: Mcili.iiniiiril Mmiii I K.itnli l-UIw.iiil Cl.iiiicic . tl.iin J:mus Apislol.is Jiiiliili Siiljtit Archer Riiili lie, mill Airiisirong I- " i;iiui% Filu;iiil AiiioliI, Jr. j.imcs K. li.issclt Nancy Jean Jlclclcn John C;. Hiinuti l iiil Hlooni Bertha I ' liMiiin Holclcn Carniia Boretk Joseph Luckett Bowles James Chnton Brower June Penelope Brower Garey Browne James Wells Cahoon John I ' rancil Carman Robert Kingsley Carpenter Jay Carjjcnter Donald Casey Hugh Truman Cassid) Francis E. Coe Anita ' vonne Cofer Stanlev Kdwin Cohen Mailciu- Cohen Joseph A. Collins Cieorge C. Davis Basil BoNer Day Marci.i Deker Nano Moigan Delashniutt RoImii Dempscy John Kdward Donahue Frederick Thomas Dressier Aline MaiieRose Flouard ' iIliam Lawson Fnglish Sheldon Frickson Jcanettc La cllc Evans Harold Feeley Norm. Ill R. Ferko Henry Benjamin Ficks Midull Wolf Finkcl Katherine Rodewald Ford Sydney Furnian Martha Louise Girard Charles Kenneth Goldschcin Robert K. Gordon Frances Ellen Gorrie Thomas Richard Gray Angel Guillermo (.riiries Cteoigc William (iraie Beatrice Hamlin Robeit Byion H.iiiis Fli abeih Saue Hasenorhrl Doris Jc.in Herring Patricia Cirace Hc)use Millard Franklin Jo hnson, Jr. Herbert Philli]) Jones Josejjh Kenneth Julian Donald J. Keller Fmily Wolfe King Walter Rojxr Kraemer Elfriede Kraft Nori ' ian Albert Lacharite William Jaines Lally Iwanna La ec ko Fli Lieberman Richard LeRoy Lillybridge Flora Evelyn .NfacDonald Janet Marguerite Mann George Marinenko Richard Markley Robert Dean Mason, Jr. . nne M.iiie Martine Michael Edward McCormick 40 May Sui Mok Tibor ■. Morton Dorothy Jordan Moore Eugene Thomas Morgan Ro lney Robert Miller James Ira Mills Larry J. Miner Elaine Murphy Mauna T. M int Michael Stephen Nadani Patricia Hough Neal Darrcl Ray Nelson Jack G. Newberry Diep Ngoc Nguyen Roy Sterling Nicholson Patrick Emmctt O ' Donell Robert R.ninond Pactjuin Morris J. Payne Earl William Pclervjn I)onal l Tu)for(l IMiillijts Carlo Harvey Piccoli Lindc O. Pol»ky Erne»l William P(j rc Padifia Pylc Iris Rache Shirley Reff Donald E. Reilly Garrett Cabot Roberts Daniel S. J. Rohier, Jr. Donalil Austin Rosenberger Delight Rothe Mary Lee Ruark Donald Rush Saiiuicl Michael Sansur Richard Ouxn Sharron Mai Hee Son Samuel M. Spitani Robert Laws Schein Marci Schnee Malcolm Thomas Seagers Hermine Adele Segal Fredeii(k )oliti Sellers Pauline Hcim.Mi Shapiro M.iiihn (.lay Shaw Kctincili I-.. Shearer (ihiislie Aimsiiong Shipman Carl Shtimway (.ah ill Sing Carol Ann Smith Elizabeth A. Snyder Thomas Gray Synde Andrew J. Soincrville, Jr. Martha Jane Sorrows Philip Stein Fern Stcnwick Alice Harriet Sutcr Donald G. Targon Robert Talbott Michael T. Taylor Carol Sue Todreas i Iar Margaret Trail Waller Norton Tucker I.vnn ' an Deroach Wiliiani Vest |oii I.amoiU |oliii I ' lid ' I ' atlielill Theliii.i l.auiiiie W ' illK ' iin Johii Ridiard Williams . Ial) Ellen Willis Neil Alan Wiighl |oe Allen immeim.in K tudcn t 4 ssociation Jack KrciUer is a native Washingtonian. Be- fore becoming President of the Student Associa- tion, Jack participated in College Council affairs for three years serving on connnittees and also as Vice President of the organization. He has also been president of his class and of Omicron Delta Kappa, men ' s national honorary scholar- ship and leadership fraternity and Phi Epsilon Pi, his social fraternity. Jack is a communications major and is active in many campus projects. President Jack Kreiitcr Rich Gerard, Vice-President of the Student Association is majoring in Public Administration. Rich comes to A.U. from Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. Besides being Vice President, he is also head of the Student Health and Welfare Committee of College Council, Chairman of the Inter-Club Cotmcil and is active in his fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi. In his freshman and sophomore years, Rich was president of his class. Vice-President Richard Gerard Secretary Jeannette Brown Jeannette Brown is secretary of Student As- sociation. Jeannette comes to this position with two years ' experience as class secretary behind her in her Sophomore and Jtmior years at A.U. She is a Psychology major and is treasurer of her sorority. Delta Gamma, a member of the Panhel- lenic Council and is active in many campus clubs and honorary organizations including Cap and Gown, women ' s national honorary scholarship and leadership fraternity. Laura Kunc Geist, Comptroller of the Student Association, came to A.U. as a Junior, transfer- ring from Penn Hall Junior College, where she v ' as the editor of the school newspaper. Since then she has been active on the Eagle as assistant ne vs editor, in the Economics Club and in various other organizations. Besides being Student As- sociation Comptroller, Laura is also Chairman of the Finance Committee of College Council. She is an Economics major. Comptroller Laura Geist Student Assoclat ' Lon The Student Association is the core of extra- curricular life at The American University. It is through the Association that College Council, the governing body of the students, operates. Meeting weekly, the Council makes plans, appropriates funds, and coordinates the activities of its member funds. The Coimcil selects its own advisors. President of the Council and the Association is chosen in an election each spring. All fulltimc undergraduates are eligible to vote. Detailed work of the Council is done by various committees and councils, the members of which are appointed by the Student Association president. Officers of the Council include a vice-president, secretary and a comptroller, all elected by full- time undergraduates. These four officers compose I lie PLxecutive Committee. Other committees in- clude the Student Health and Welfare Com- mittee, the Finance Coiimiittee, the Selection Committee, the Constitution Committee and the Orientation Committee. Besides the members of the Executive Com- mittee, the following are members of College Council. Senior Class President, Herb Jones; representatives, Karen Friedmann, Jack Webb, Russ Simpkins, Phil Levy, Jim Piper; Junior Class President, Frank Scotton; representatives, May Scott, Dave Rowe, Don Knight, Grace Burr, Ross Payne; Sophomore Class President, Dick Kaufman; representatives, Mike Rappoport, Vern Albright, Mimi Krayer, Dave Schain; Eagle Edi- tor, Bob Hawk; Talon Editor, Pat Collins; Writer Editor, Ann Bergman; WAMU Station Manager, Siiep Morgan; Inter-Religious Council Chairman, Betle Davis; Men ' s Intramurals Chairman, Harry Lawson; Women ' s Intramurals Chairman, Sophie Cukicr; C ampus Center Board Chairman, Jon Hecox; Inter Club Council Representative, Paul MacDonald; Dean of Men, Arthur W. Boldt; Dean of Women, Susan Olson; Faculty Advisor, Dorothy (loiidos and (chaplain, Edwanl Bauman. Tilt; Nalional Suulcnt Association is, as its name implies, a national organization composed of all student associations. The NSA holds annual conventions which the Student Association President and a repre- sentative from each school attend. The conventions meet for the purpose of iron- ing out difTiculties which come up in any Student Association. This is an opportunity for each President and representative to see what problems other colleges and universities have and to find solutions to their own problems and perhaps to aid others. The NSA is ready at all times to send pamphlets and information on almost any topic per- taining to Student Association activities. At A.U. the NSA coordinator or representative has a non-voting seat on College Council and has a committee which studies certain phases of the Student .Association. Coordinator Mildred Milhiser National Stu dent Association Selection Committee The Selection Committee of College Council is composed of both student and faculty members. This Committee makes all appointments and recommendations to student positions in the University. Chairman Secretary Jack Kreuter Jeannette Brown The Constitution Committee of College Council reviews the constitution or code of every organization on campus including that of College Council. The Committee recom- mends to College Council to pass or not to pass on every constitution. Chairman Secretary Vernon Albright Patricia Collins Constitution Committee Student Health and Welfare Committee The Student Health and Welfare Com- mittee of College Council works in con- junction with the faculty Health and Wel- fare Committee. This Committee oversees sanitary conditions in the University cafe- teria and infirmary and makes recommenda- tions to the Council. ( ' .hail Karen Friedman r n j -1 The Inter-Religious Club Council is com- posed of all the various religious groups on campus. The meetings of the coimcil are an opportunity for members of every faith represented on campus to meet and discuss. Cliairinnu Secretary Bette Davis Anne Dunkin Inter-Religious Club Council Inter-Club Council The Inter-Club Council is an organization composed of representatives or presidents from every club on campus, lliis body coordinates the work of all the clubs and affords an opportunity for inembers of the arious groups to discuss their problems and to give and lend aid and suggestions. The Inter-Club Council has several mem- bers on College Council. Chairman Secretary Richard Gerard Joyce Levine The Campus Center Board is a group which studies problems of the University in relation to activities put on by the stu- dents. One project underway this year is the problem of a Student Union. Chairman J ' ice CliairDian Comptroller Jon Hecox Don Knight Betty Downin Campus Center Board Finance Committee The Finance Committee of College Coun- cil reviews a budget from every group and organization on campus. The Committee also reviews applications for additional funds from organizations throughout the year. After reviewing the budgets, the Finance Committee makes recommendations to Col- lege Council. Chai l.aura Geist President: Herb Jones Vice-President: Harry Lawson Secretary: Patty Collins Treasurer: Toni Weber Senior Class Officers After four years of hard work, the seniors are now entitled to the glainorous traditional radiiation honors and activities. At the beginning of the year seniors made appoint- ments to have Talon pictures taken; they were considered for Who ' s Who and other Iionorary organizations; measured for caps and gowns; were honored guests at the Junior-Senior Prom; studied for their last exams — and finally. Commencement Day ends the senior year as they leave the world of American University for another life. As the senior steps up to receive his di- ploma we hope he won ' t forget four fulfilled years of study and fun at our school, and every year he will be an " eagle at heart. " Sophomore Class Officers One of the more active of American Uni- versity ' s classes, the class of ' 61 held a suc- cessful dinner dance; with a team of hearty sophomore boys tied the University Woman ' s Hockey Team; held a series of sock hops in the spring; and at the time this article ■was -written had plans under vay for a carni- val to be held in the late spring for all university students, the profits going to a worthy charity. A -vvord should be said for President, Dick Kaufman who worked for and received participation from class members in various activities, and in this way furthered not only class spirit but university spirit. President: Dick Kaufman Vice-President: Bob Eggenschiller Secretary: Ginny Laubenstein Treasurer: Skip Morgan Junior Class Officers The Junior Class began the year vith their annual Autumn Dance. The year was filled with looking forAvard to the Senior year. In the spring the biggest event of the Jtmior Class vas the Jimior-Senior Prom for Avhich they had been planning all year. This year for the first time, the Jimiors schedided a big name band for the occasion and planned activities for the entire weekend. After a busy year — finals and finally Seniors! Picsidnit: Frank Scotton Vice-President: Donnie Mensch Secretary: Sandy Kelly Treasurer: Jon Hecox President: Eddie Karoly Vice-President: Rf)n Maddox Secretary: Nancy Myers Treasurer: Morty Bcrkowitz Freshman Class Officers The ne v Freshmen arrived at school a week early last fall and were introduced to A.U. through a hazing program conducted by the sophomore class. With lots of spirit they replie l to the Sophomore Skit Night and knit the Freshmen cla.ss into a working body, making an enthusiastic production of their first contribtuion to the University social life. Aided again by the upperclassmcn they elected officers for the Freshman year. At their meetings during the year, the Freshmen heard various speakers, the first being Dr. Said of the School of liUernational Relations who spoke on school spirit. They also prc- .sented the annual Freshman Dance. Enthusiasm and work seciu to be the words for the class of ' 62 who worked on a campaign throughout the school year to finther school spirit hoping that they could pa.ss this tradition on to the next Freshman class. Clark Hall House Council Clark Hall is one of the two Freshman Women ' s dorms on campus. It is one of a quadrangle of dorms done in the same archi- tectural style. This dorm holds open houses, enters competitions and runs its own hostess service every night of the year. President Lee Stapels Clark Hall Hamilton House House Council Hamilton House is a three story dormitory housing forty-four freshmen men. The " Ham House " residents have been host to sev- eral social functions through the term and have sponsored football and basketball teams in the Independent League. Proudest pos- session of the dorm is a ncAv 21 -inch TV. Hamilton House President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Edmund Karoly Dave Steinberg Albert Stiener James Cavill 52 Hughes Hail House Councd Hughes Hall is a modern men ' s dormitory housing seventy-four upperclass men. It ' s elected officers include president, vice presi- dent, secretary-treasurer and representatives to the Men ' s Residence Council. These officers are responsible for all social activities of the dormitory. President J ice President Secretary -Treasurer Representatives Ned Crawford Jack Webb Rtiss Simpkins Jack Bishop Ed Butler Mary Gray don Hall House Council Mary (iraydon Hall is the main women ' s dormitory on campus. Mary Graydon houses Senior, Junior and Sophomore women and also a few Freshmen. The girls in Mary Graydon like the girls in the ot her dorms enjoy the convenience of kitchens, snack ma- chines, telephones, laundry rooms, lounges and maid service. President l ice President Secretary Treasurer Karen Friedman Peggy Ward Ginny Laubenstein Janet Lamb Sandy Kelly 53 U ' ' " « fii iii • McCabe Hall McCabe Hail McCabc Hall is a Ircshmen men ' s dorm liousing ihirly-ninc students and one resi- dence coiiselor. The house is governed by an execiuive committee composed of the residence counselor, dorm president and vice president, and the chairmen of the standing committees which include a Social Com- mittee and a (Grievance Committee. During the year McCabe Hall has sponsored sev- eral events including a blood bank drive. McCabe has also had dorm teams entered in intramural sports. Pre si doit Vice President Ira Bloom Mike Parker Gri evance Committee Cliairmmi Morty Benowitz Social Committee Chairman Mike Weinstock • • • McDowell Hall House Council McDowell Hall is a two story dormitory for upperclass men. It has facilities for seventy-four residents. The residents elect officers who cooperate with the residence counselor in the student government of the dorm. The officers functions include moni- toring and arranging for the velfare of residents in the form of coke machines, etc. McDowell also sponsors an " Open House " during the year. President Larry Weimer Vice President Charlie Hitchcock Secretary-Treasnrer Nasser Victory Representatives Bryan Altman Howard Witt Roper Hall House Council Roper Hall is also located in the quadrangle of dorms near the Nebraska Avenue entrance of the university. Roper houses only Freshmen Women. The girls rotate hostess duty and con- duct parties and open houses with the money they earn. President J ' ice President Secretary Treasurer Joclyn Sklarew Juene Huebner Sandra Deardorff Rikki Finkelstein % .— .• s- i l ' ' Women ' s Residence Regulations Board The Women ' s Residence Regulations Board is the judicial authority for vomen on campus. It is a new organiza- tion at American University this year. The membership consists of ten girls from the various housing units. They hear and decide cases of campus viola- tions and cases appealed from the house councils. The more important issues are taken before the student court. President Marcia McLaine Women ' s Residence Council The Women ' s Residence Council is the legislative aiuhority of the residence association. This council makes up the rules and regulations concerning women in residence at American University and decides matters such as special late l)cnnissions for campus women for special events. President ] ' ice President Secretary Treasurer Toni Weber Marsha McLaine Wilda Webber Linda Engle Jlc onoraries Cap and Gown Cap and (iown is the local honorary for women on the basis of scholarship, leader- ship and participation in school activities. In order to encourage their objectives, the group gave a spring lea for the university vonien Avith at least a B average and a varded a trophy to the outstanding freshman woman. The honorary also worked toward bringing Alpha Lambda Delta, a freshman women ' s honorary, to the campus. President Sue Netterstrom J ' ice President Mary Ann Bell Secretary Marsha McLaine Treasurer Jeannette Brown OiTLLcron Delta Kappa Omicron Delta Kappa is a men ' s national honorary fraternity recognizing campus leaders and scholars. Membership require- ments are that the student must have a 1.7 cumulatiA ' C average and must have accumu- lated at least 100 points in activities in at least five fields of campus life. The organiza- tion helped to establish the Honors Day program presented in the spring, and each year selects the outstanding senior athlete. President Jack Kreuter Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Clark Recording Secretary Shep Morgan University Honor Society The University Honor Society is com- posed of both seniors and graduate students who have accumulated a 2.4 average at the end of their senior year and faculty mem- bers Avho were members of Phi Beta Kappa or its equivalent at other universities. The society last year instituted an Honor Society Symposium and t vice each year holds a luncheon meeting to initiate new inembers. President Secretary Miss Torrence Mr. Gathof Alpha PsL Omega Alpha Psi Omega is the national honorary dramatic fraternity. Membership is ex- tended to those students vho have made outstanding contributions both backstage and onstage in theater work. The group membership also includes those who are not majoring in dramatics. President Sue Netterstrom Elliot Denniberg Pat Fasolt ■ 1 K. J ' ice President %♦. s Secretary-Treasurer ■ppp SI - -ei Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Phi Omega is a National Service Fraternity open to men vho have an honest desire to serve others. The group strives to render assistance to both students and faculty, lliis year they promoted this ob- jective by a number of means including carrying trays to infirmary patients during the lunch hom and erecting a sports bulletin Ijoard on campus. Beta Beta Beta lieta Beta Beta is the honorary Biology fraternity extending membership to students in goofl scholastic standing and who also have twelve hours of B work in Biology. The organization is affiliated with the " . inerican Association for the Advancement of .Science. " President I ice President Secretary Treasurer Stephen Weitzman Barbara McWhorler Beverly Tilton Dr. liurhoe © e , Kappa Delta Eps ' don Kappa Delta Epsilon is a National Hon- orary Educational Sorority for vomen ' ho have a B average in the field of education. 1 he group jointly presents a tea with Kappa Phi Kappa in the spring. It also co-sponsors a tea with NEA in honor of tlie supervisors of student teachers. President J ' iee President Secretary Treasurer Bette Davis Joan Talbott Ellyn Gilford Sheila Berger Kappa Phi Kappa Kappa Phi Kappa is a National Profes- sional Fraternity for those men vho excel in education. The Beta Rho chapter at American University was founded in 1954. It holds kmcheon and dinner meetings of a social and professional nature and enter- tains gtiest speakers dining the academic year. Pi Gamma Mu Pi Gamma Mu is the social science honor society which strives to further interest and improve scholarship in the social sciences. The organization each year holds meetings to vhich are invited outstanding speakers. . n award is also given each year to the out- standing student in learned honor societies. President Secretary Treasurer Michael Carter Mrs. Jane Byrnes Larry Miner Pki Alpka Theta Phi Alpha Theta is a National Honor- ary fraternity desiring to further student interest in History. The Epsilon Pi chap- ter at American University holds meetings twice a year to meet with an outstanding guest speaker and to initiate new members. Group members also partake in the fra- ternity ' s regional conference which was held this year at A.U. President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Paul Scheips Mary Ann Bell Linda Mondragon David Pattison PsL Chi Psi Chi is a national professional honorary fraternity in psychology whose pinpose is to advance the science of psychology and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholar- ship of the individual members in all fields particularly in that of psychology. The group holds professional meetings at which members of the psychology profession talk on pertinent matters. Phi Sigma Alpha Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honorary on campus. Each year it sponsors an essay contest for undergraduates offering a $25.00 local prize and a $100.00 national prize. The honorary meets twice a month and entertains outstanding speakers in the field. Pi Delta Eps ' don. Pi Delta Epsilon is a national com- munications honorary with a member- ship including those students displaying outstanding ability in the fields of journalism or radio and television. The group each year honors the publication and connnunications staffs at the Annual Communications Awards Banquet. Sigma Delta Chi Sigma Delta Chi is the professional jour- nalistic fraternity at American University whose members plan to make journalism their profession. Prominent journalistic personalities are guest speakers at the group ' s meetings. Last year the fraternity sponsored a Journalism Day on campus. President Vice President Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Youtz Meadie Pace George Doty Theta Sigma Phi Theta Sigma Phi is a professional women ' s journalism fraternity which pur- poses to acquaint its members with all pliases of the journalism field. The group holds meetings of a professional nature each month, highlighted with the talks of famous personalities in journalism. This year the fraternity encouraged interest in juvenile literature. President J ' ice President Secretary Patricia Erickson M ' Liz McLendon Judy Smith Delta Theta Phi Delta Theta Phi is an honorary legal fraternity for men and is the largest fra- ternity of this type in the nation. The Wash- ington College of Law is represented by the John W. Davis Senate of the organization. Among the activities sponsored by the group are the Founder ' s Day dinner and dance. Kappa Beta Phi Kappa Beta Pi is a women ' s national law fraternity. During the year the group holds a tea for new women entering the law col- lege as well as a party at the court for newly naturalized citizens. They also give an award for the women in the top ten per cent of their class and for the woman with the highest average after her first year. Delta Sigma Rho Delta Sigma Rho is the national men ' s honorary Debate fraternity at American Uni- versity. All members of this group are in- terested in discussing the various topics of the day. They also attend national con- ventions. f ' ublications The American University Eagle Bob Hawk I he American University Eagle, under the ca})ablc leadership of Editor-in-Chief Bob Hawk, has become a recognized landmark in the activities of our camptis. Published weekly, its standard size is a full eight pages, with twelve page issues throughout the year and lour pages after big holidays. The year started without a Sports Editor, a very necessary staff member, btU this vacancy was soon filled by Scott Hockenberry. Business Manager Stew Seltzer, with the aid of only one staff member, keeps the paper on its financial feet with his abundance of ads. All three members of the news editorial staff moved up this fall from their last year ' s reporter positions. News Editor Peg Longfellow, with her As- sociate and Assistant Editors, Ellen Schartzchild and Betty Downin, gather and assemble any new S orthy items about college happenings and people related to the college. The editorial staff is helped in this enormous task, always one of the most important on any newspaper, by a w illing news staff. There is scarcely any- thing that goes on at AU that is not captured by the news staff of the Eagle. Rotmding out the editorial set-up of the paper is the feature staff. Sophomore Phil Allen is the sole member of the feature editorial staff, serving as Assistant Feature Editor. The feature staff captures some of the lesser known phases of AU, as well as highlighting prominent people and situations around campus. Certain things always stand out in the daily life of any newspaper. In this, the Eagle is no exception. A continuous favorite of staff and readers is the Truculent T vo, a weekly column completely stocked with humor. The All- Greek Corner is another popular regular, read faithftilly by all campus Greeks. Other memorable events include our newly painted office, changed from a pea green to a " colorful " pea brown; the newly instigated morgue system; Alpha Sig ' s Mufti keeping the staff company dtning the long, harried evening hours; the type vriters that never work prop- erly; the sports staff freezing in the cold trying to get to games; the full waste paper baskets that never get emptied; the birthday and Christmas parties donated by editorial staff members; Stew ahvays late with his ads; Devon- shire ' s at 12 with pizza; the fim, the hard work, the constant playing of the radio, the ringing of the phones, the latighter and fello ' ship — these and more, but most of all, the pride each Wednesday, when the Eagle comes out, in knowing that it is a job well done! r ie Eagte Staff Fditor IF;iwk dicrks f)vcr feature news. r.dilor and Scdl liaid at work. 67 f m Staff Frank Gathof Advisor SP Dick Oliver Photographer Talon Staff The 1959 TALON wishes to thank all those who have cooperated in the publication of this book. Most of all we appreciate the genuine in- terest and invaluable help of our faculty advisor, Mr. Frank Gathof. He can never know how much his kind words and various talents meant to those in need. A word of thanks must also be extended to two staff members v ' ho gave hours of time and helped in countless ways. These two are Sally Scrimgeour, Layout Eclitor and Charlie Haas, Assistant Editor. Patricia Ann Coi.li.ns Editor-in-Chief Charles Emory Haas Business Manager Sam.v .Scrimgeour Layout Editor Hob Pink Sports Editor Davk Jaskn Eagle, WAMU, Drama Editor Staff: Arnold Shaw Betty Downin Bob Hawk Peggy Longfellow Jane McCorkle Anne-Marie Keenan Harold Fuller Joyce Young Andy Siano Judy Cavanagh Pete Ackermann Photographers: Dave Farris Kenny Kadala Paul Dolkos Dick Oliver Joe Chimento Jon Lseminger 69 W iyHL t BUSS - n;;. . ; " ' WAMU Staff In its eighth consecutive year of broad- casting, WAMU lived by its motto of " Setting the Pace in College Radio. " With equipment that far exceeds most college broadcasting facilities, WAMU made vast strides forward in the develop- ment and use of this, and in programming structure. Programs range from the contemporary music of " Swing " to the classics of " Best Uoved Composers, " via such shows as " Dixie with Dave, " " Washington Week- end, " and " The Trticulent Two. " Dramatic readings hit the air waves on " Words in the Night. " News broad- casts were stipplemented by the editorials of " Insight. " As a part of the campus commun ity WAMU served as a " Campus Calendar, " and its broadcasts of the Eagle basketball games made it possible for everyone to attend every game. WAMU was the tool of learning for all those interested in communications, while serving as a campus-wide means of enter- tainment and enlightenment. WAMU set the pace in college radio. Shep Morgan, Manager of WAMU, has devoted many hours of his fotir years here to the station. Besides the position he now holds, Shep has also been Program Direc- tor for t vo years and has done announc- ing, news and had his own program every year on WAMU. 70 610 on your dial Executive Board of WAMU Arnie Shaw and Records Running a Tape The Bald Eagle THE BALD EAGLE, A.U.s Humor Maga- zine, is now in its first year of publication. At this time there has not yet been an edition of the magazine. However, everyone eagerly antici- pates the big event. The only issue of the year is expected to be published sometime in April. Walt Kramer and Fred Sellars have been elected the co-editors of THE BALD EAGLE. Fred and Walt will be better kno vn to many as The Truculent Two of the Eagle and WAMU. As a team, they have been working together for many years no ' as hiuiiorists. The Business Manager of THE BALD EAGLE is Stewart Seltzer. While at A.U., Stew has been active in various fields of endeavor. He is an Economics major and is Business Manager of the Eagle and the Writer. Good luck to THE BALD EAGLE! Stewart Seltzer The Writer THE A.U. WRITER has been on campus for several years. This year THE WRITER will publish only once. This is the Literary Magazine of American University. Senior, Ann Bergman was this year elected to edit THE WRITER. Ann has been at A.U. only t vo years no v, having transferred from Junior College. An International Relations major, she is a resident of Long Island, New York. Among her other activities are the Inter- national Relations Club of which she is treastirer, Social Board Chairman, Women ' s " A " Club, and a member of the Finance Committee. Again, Stewart Seltzer enters the picture as Business Manager of THE WRITER. Stew has not only taken on all these positions but has done a good job with every one. The Publications of American University have truly benefited from his hard work. This year ' s issue of THE WRITER was due for publication in February. I 4 74 y rcfan Izations ' d ' 75 M usic Club President Sylvia Shaw ] ' ice-President Carolyn Owens Secretary Nadine Smith Treasurer Sally Stretton Student Art Committee President Lee Klopp lice-President Monty Henninger Secretary Dot Siler Der Deustche Verein President Rolf Kleindienst ] ' ice-President Robert J. Porterfiekl Secretary Marian Rhyner Treasurer Marilyn NcAvell Spanish Club President Kenny Kadala Economics Club Preside)! t Jack Murray ] ' ice-President Jim Patterson Secretary Frank Presson Treasurer Sam Hauser History Club President Bob Kimmins J ' ice-President Joe Sullivan Secretary Mary Ann Bell Tresaiirer Demns McLcavy Poliiicai Club President Secretary Conrad Cohen Lissa Powell n n Pan Athnon Club President Vice-President Corresponding Secretary Recording Secretary Treasurer Bob Kinimins Barbara Reason Phyllis Morris Bob Forbes Hussein Far is International Relations Club President Philip Parkinson Vice-President J. Hines Secretary Peggy Aiken Treasurer Ann Bergman Society For The Advancement of Management President Paul MacDonald I ice-President Robert Himmelsbach Secretary Joan Stevenson Treasurer Levon Garabedian Comptroller Franklin Paulson Student National Education Association President ] ice-President ..Joyce Levine Kenny Kadala Asclepios Club President R ichard Mc( onnaughy I ' ice-President Judy Miller Secretary Robbi Snyder Treasurer Keith Kelly chemistry Club President Norman Ingold I ' ice-Presidei}! Chico Palling Secretary Barbara McWhorter Treasurer Ed Besner Presbyt enan Club HiM Club President Vice-President Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary Treasurer Franklin Paulson Bob Albert Marlene Cohen Harriet Madresh Kim Lowenherz Methodist Student Movement President Bette Davis ] ' ice-President May Scott Secretary Betty Down in Treasurer Bob Pine Newman Club President Vince Accardi Recording Secretary Julie Powell Corresponding Secretary Ann Haynes Assistant Treasurer Peachie Keavney Assistant Treasurer Joe Chimento Canterburry Club President Sue Hallet 1 ' ice-President Dave Buger Secretary Phil Allen Treasurer John Allerton Fellowship of Young Churchmen Pre- Minister lal Preside)} t ] ' ice-President Lorenzo Handy Richard Byrne Forensic Society Debate Club President Bob Eckelberry lice-President Bob Duncan Secretary Susan Strand Treasurer Barbara Lowden Bridge Club Preside}) t Phil Allen BH euF ] ' ice-President Ann White | H f t Secretary-Treasurer Lance Halstead j Hj 1 1 f r. || H| - ■ It Men ' s " i4 " Club President Eddie Clements ] ' ice-President Dave Rowe Secretary Bob Gingell Treasurer Mac Sweeney Women ' s " 4 " Club President Sophie Cukier Vice-President Nancy Worrell Secretary Barbara Diggs Secretary Pat Grofsick Treasurer Carla Van Den Berg Orientation Board Co-Cliairman Co-Chairman Bette Davis Dave Pattison Student Court Chief Justice Harcjld Petersen ' v ' TV AM. Players i President Tim Rice Vice-President Wally Hill I y Secretary- Treas urer Carol Robby A. U. Chorus Spanish. Club Christmas Party K rccks v Our Sweetheart Arnie , ,_ Alpha Chi Omega V .. ' »■ The year started off as usual with rush and ve gained twelve wonderful pledges making up for sleepless nights and busy days. Informal rush brought us three inore girls. Throughout the rest of the year many parties followed, mostly courtesy of the Powell sisters. We even had a swimming team and thanks to Peachie and our other pledges placed third in the inter-sorority swimming meet. Everyone had their usual great time at the Sig Olympics. Homecoming began and ended with an honorable mention for our room decoration. We had our usual Christmas party and then the feverish study time for exains. We began the second session and had our usual activities of the spring semester. Graduation sees the departure of several members but most s ' ill be back again next September. President Mary Tochterman Vice President Ellyn GifFord Vice President May Scott Secretary Doris Finn Secretary Jo Hovermale Treasurer Pat Fasolt Bette as Santa Everyone Enjoying Themselves Fiist Row: Carlene Anderson Judy Beach Carolyn Blanton Jane Bond Patricia Collins Second Roiv: Bette Davis Sandra Deardorff Patricia De Stacy Betty Downin Anne Dunkin Third Row: Linda Engle Gail Patricia Fasolt Doris Finn Nancy George Ellyn Gifford Fourth Row: Mary Ann Gilmore Ann Hardy Barbara Hickman Donna Hinshaw Ann Jo Hovermale Fifth Row: Jean Keavney Karen Kraus Janet Lamb Susan McGowan Sixth Roiu: Mary McGregor Barbara McWhorter Julie Powell Ann Rawlings Scvcnlh Row: Roxanne Russ Peggy Slaitery Mary rocliterman Mary Patton 89 Our Homecoming Float Christmas Table Decoration Delta Gamma Our annual " Meet the Greeks " Dance was a great success. All the sororities introduced their brand new pledges finally closing the hectic days and veeks of rush. And ve proudly shoAved off our new thirteen! The rest of the year was filled with parties, too. In November we placed second in the inter-sorority swimming meet. December was the month of our Christmas Pledge formal held at the Kenwood Golf and Country Club. That month we also worked hard on our Homecoming room decorations and float. Christmas vacation over and exains loom ahead. The DG ' s are look- ing forward to a sticcessfid spring semester filled with initiation, Songfest practice and graduation for some. President J ' ice President ] ' ice President Secretary Marcia McLaine Joan Foreman Barbara Roome Mary Ann Bell Secretary Lorna Deans Treasurer Jeannette Brown Making Posters Fun in the Room 90 Third Row: Jean McKnee Marcia McLaine Rosalind McMahon Marianne Morrison First Row: Anne Austin Mary Ann Bell Jeannette Brown Alison Davis Joan Foreman Second Roio: Paula Ingold Sandra Healy Keith Kelly Margaret Longfellow Clarke McCanless Fourth Row: Susan Netterstrom Heidi Offenberger Susan Phillips Barbara Jane Roome Fifth Row: Wynn Staats Joan Talbott Ruth Tamsma Judy Taylor Sixth Row: Margaret Thomas Ann White Lori White Dorothy Gondos Not pictured: Lorna Deans (udiih Devine Ann Tracy Feick Karla Hennings Carol Leonard Kathy Lipscomb Carole Loney Joan McKnee Patricia Payne Pamela Price Patricia Pyle fy ir ! Relaxing in the Room Entertaining the boys Kappa Delta A successful year starting in the fall with fourteen brand new wonderful pledges. We didn ' t stop there either but went on to place first in the inter-sorority swimming meet, thanks to our great team. In the KD tradition, December and the Alpha Sig Christmas formal saw Karen as Alpha Sig Dream girl. All our hard work that month too brought another prize — Homecoming float winner — a day we ' ll surely treasure. Christ- mas parties and dances saw many KD ' s present. Then home for the holidays and back to recuper- ate during exams. We all looked forward to a spring semester just as good as the fall. We will lose several actives through graduation but gain them as alums. President Linda Atkins Vice President Nancy Worrell Secretary Karen Friedman Treasurer Sandra Kelly Pledge Mistress Barbara Barnfather Winning Homecoming Float The Room Decorated for Christmas 92 f!9 ' ft - First Row: Lenore Armaghanian Linda Atkins Barbara Barnfather Ann Bos Marcia Burch Second Row: Grace Burr Nancy Candish Alicia Cassiano Jeannette Evans Karen Friedman Til i yd Row: Emily Goodwin Margaret Harrison Brenda Hencke Bette Hubbs Carol Johnson Fourth Roiu: Shari Johnson Janet Kahwaty Sandra Kelly Mimi Krayer Ginny Laubenstein Fifth Roru: Elizabeth Lutz Elizabeth McLean Nancy Meyers Betty Lou Milne Harriet Moyer Sixth Row: Sandy Moyer Eileen Myers Carol Nicholas Ann Nottingham Stevie Roan Seiicnth Row: Carol Ann Smith Roxanna Workman Nancy Worrell Lois ToDcnce Not pictured: Barbara Bowman Gail Narchood Talon Photographer acquiring background information in Phi Mu Room. Readying Homecomng Float Phi Mu Many events highlighted the year for Phi Mu. After a successful rush season, everyone settled down to studying. The first big event occtirred when we won the Sig Olympics trophy after many tiring athletic endeavors. Many good times had at various parties and dances throughotit the year. Big rush for Homecoming — float and room decora- tion. We tried! As usual the hockey teain -was overflow- ing with Phi Mus. The second semester came nearer and nearer with finals finishing off our Fall efforts. We looked forward to our annual Valentine ' s Day Dance and choosing our Sweetheart. Later in the seinester, initia- tion for the pledges. Finally, more exams and a long looked forward to and much deserved glorious summer vacation. President Louise LeBourhis J ' ice President Jane Blakely Secretary P ggy Ward Treasurer Barbara Diggs Pledge Mistress Virginia Whitney Engaged? Exchanging Christmas Gifts 94 f} First Row: Ruth Anne Bennett Jane Blakely Emily Coburn Marion Dieste Barbara Diggs Second Row: Connie Dodson Carolyn Groverman Rosalie Outride Sally Hasenoehrl Ann Haynes Third Row: Sheryl Herrington Barbara Howard Elizabeth Hyde Louise LeBourhis Carol Jean Lockwood Fourth Row: Barbara Lowden Janet Mann Elizabeth Meyers Sandra Orletsky Josette Outlaw Fifth Row: Suzanne Paris Judith Powell Roxanna Robinson Joan Stevenson Susan Strand Phyllis Taylor Sixth Row: Virginia Thomas Carla Van Den Berg Peggy Ward Virginia Whitney Leona Williams Roberta Olds Not pictured: Harriett Hunter Barbara Wells Maria Girard 95 Discussion in the Room Christmas Party Sigma Rho The biggest ne vs for Sigma Rho this year is the fact that they are going na- tional. By the time this book is published the Sigma Rho ' s will have become Alpha Epsilon Phi. The national sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi was foimded in 1 909 at liarnard College in New York. The year went well for Sigma Rho in- cluding many events, occasions and parties. Sig Olympics saw us out in full force ending up in our usual athletic place. But Marci really looks good in Blueberry pie! In November our own Deanne Mintzer was elected Harvest Hop Queen of the Sophomore Class. Our candidate for Homecoming Queen, Toni Weber, was also victorious. We had fim in Alaska with oin- float, too. The second semester looms with the end of finals and we are looking forward to our national status and a great spring semester. President Harriet Bennett Vice President Secretary Treasurer Pledge Mistress Eluska Baruch Fran Efron Barbara Segall Maxine Gevinson Here Comes the Photographer " Freeze ' Em Out " — Homecoming Float " ' iiiii!!! First Roiu: Eluska Baruch Harriette Bennett Francine Bernstein Second Row: Francine Efron Sidney Fischer Judy Fleisher Third Row: Maxine Gevinson Phyllis Glaser Toube Greenberg Fourth Row: Ruth Harris Geanne Hornsby Anne Kaminsky Fifth Row: Marilyn Kaplan Phyllis Klein Liza Levine Sixth Row: Harriet Madresch Deanne Mintzer Sandy Schriber Si ' xirrilh Roxu: Barl)ara Scgall Linda Silberg Myra Stollard Rosalie Strauss Not pictured: Shirley Bran Susan Wilkinson June Danzinger Joanne Friedlander Rosalie Katzman Ellen Cohen Inter-Fraternity Council The Inter-Fraternity Council is the governing body of all the fraternities on campus. It is composed of the President and a representative from each fraternity at A.U., Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Epsilon Pi and Phi Sigma Kappa. The President of the InterTraternity Council is Herb Jones of Alpha Sigma Phi. This governing body takes charge of such mat- ters as probations of local chapters for various reasons and they also hold an open house at the beginning of the year to open the rush season. The various fraternities of A.U. cooperate under the IFC rules to put over effective and efficient rush seasons and in such campus events as Songfest and Homecoming. 98 Panhellenlc Council The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the five sororities on campus. This body is composed of Presidents and Representatives of each of the five sororities at A.U. The Panhellenic Council advises on such sub- jects as rush, local chapters going national and probationary problems among the groups them- selves. Each year the Panhellenic Council sponsors a tea for all new girls and those interested in rush to open the rush season. Together ■ivith the Inter-Fraternity Council they also help to put on the annual Songfest competition. This year the President of the Panhellenic Coimcil has been Mary Tochterman of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. ' ' S0 Alpha Slgnna Phi Came back to find many brothers had joined the service; many others got mar- ried ... a total of six: Tony Ahnario and Helen Porsche, Roger Balcom and Carolyn Hodges, Sonny Bell and Mary Jane Cook, Bill Petrini and Glenda Casey, Glen Pond and Barbara Schreck, and Biut Stephens and Lyn Arrington. Whooping it up at Great Falls was a ball . . . Blackburn loses car keys in Potomac . . . Christmas party in October . . . Construction on the new house set to begin in May . . . Beta Chi wins Toma- hawk National Magazine Award. McLean plays " Julius Caesar " at annual Sig Olympics . . . Blackburn gets second egg shampoo . . . Gray and Pischedda ring the Sig Bell ... 16 great pledges toll the Bell . . . Graveyard party a real dig at Tom Dooley. Beam at the helm of pledge class . . . Diston, O ' Brien and Ruth worthy first, second and third mates . . . Blackburn gets ABC license . . . Lumpy buys stock in new motel . . . Sig Health Farm (above Maggie ' s) installs pipeline. Roaring Twenties Party at the Cameron Club . . . Piper ' s wings replaced by horns . . . Rock of Ages gets new spiritual mean- ing . . . Actives take pledges by " sudden death " in football . . . Gerber takes to the air, gets pinned . . . Karen named 1958 Alpha Sig Sweet- heart . . . Limip Logic: China is in Tokyo. Fall Semester Officers President Herb Jones Vice President Jim Piper Treasurer Jon Hecox Secretary Joe Blackburn Spring Semester Officers President Rich Gerard Vice President Phil Parkinson Treasurer Jon Hecox Secretary Ned Adams Alpha Sigs Serenading Our Gay 20 ' s Party 100 J O. a. q « r: r? a .Q c..» .: " - r f Row: Ned Adams Mike Anderson Bob Beam Jack Bishop «if ' i B J° Blackburn 4 Second Row: Ed Butler Joe Chimento " :. ' . Ned Crawford ' Arnie Danielson Bob Eckleberry Third Row: Dick Ferry Rich Gerard Bob Gongloff v — MtH A - Tom Gray - 4 . . JK _ Dave Hall I ' - Ss ' W " f ' f» ' V _ ,- , ii « i ' J J™ Hammond J I 1 W Fourth Row: ' , i M ife Bob Hawk Jon Hecox Craige Holm Kenny Kadala Ron Maddox Bob Mathers Bill McCarney Jim McLean Sixth Row: « fT , I % Shep Morgan ' C- - iJanny Kutn - ' - _--- . J ■ -- " k Steve Sanders " h " OBrien ' ' , ' - .r fc Brian Sealv " =» D ' » " Skip Morgan Dave Pattison Jim Piper Ed Pischedda Not pictured: Rod Debozy Jack Gallagher Herb Jones Seventh Row: 1? " pijphant Al Pollock Phil Parkinson Bob Clark .S¥ «r ' " Lee Potterfield Danny Ruth J Ed Robinson Eighth Row: Gene Shino Russ Simpkins Fred Spain Don Swift -f - " " " k. ' ■ A i w johnE ' . ' Bentley k J ' w Ik , J - H Eiank Gathof I 4 ' . k The New House Alpha Tau Omega " Tex " Schanno returned from the Lone Star State and summed his visit up in three words, " Parties, Banquets and Balls. " Fidel Castro rejected three aspiring rebels. Reason? Tropical disease. Dick Hulbert and Joan McKnee pinned . . . " Nimble " Trimble had good report on Calypso Party . . . " Rushing in the Dark " is new ATO theme song . . . Pajama Party jtnnps . . . The " Tau Mobile " arrived on the cam- pus . . . " Lump-Lump " Knight throws blast . . . ATO Number One in national fraternity scholarship. ATO Greek Column gets shakedown . . . Snail advised to remain in his shell . . . WHODEN contest at Ron Furman ' s . . . Helm and Simpson take awards at Tau Tramp . . . many pledges add to size of chapter. Fourteen fingers, 46 beards and 18 blankets lost at the Tau Tramp . . . " Nasty " John Nagee saw Tramp become ATO " Party of the Year. " " Sweety " Cameron voted Sweetheart of AXO at ATO-AXO mixer . . . Little men squeak by the iron men, 12-0, in football . . . The " Dancer " buys a Psycho-Massage table. President Bob Schanno J ' ice President Blanton McDonald Secretary Al Rachel Treasurer Mac Sweeney ATO Homecoming Float Games in the House uh o ' .r» .ft j; l " c , ' .. 1 cs A; k J : Ji i iT ' fc ' . f- ) f ■ " f - v::; 1 M xknfevfV f . o (f c. ' , a c ) sJ Row: Mickey Agee Bob Armstrong John Bosley Harry Ballman Raymond Bass, Jr. John Butler Second Row: Ellet Cabell Arthur Cameron Buck Clark Angelo Coscia Ben Cotton Jim Darr Third Row: Jay Dawson Bill Easton Jim Fairbairn Garrett Fitzgerald Bill Garvin Bob Gingell Fourth Row: Don Grant Alton Helm Stan Jones Don Knight Tom Kurtz Bill Lally Fifth Row: Sonny Laws Dick LeRoy Lee Lockman Blanton McDanald Ed McGee John Nagel Sixth Row: Paul O ' Neill Dick O ' Neill Al Rachel Phil Rhynehart Dave Ross Dave Rowe Seventh Row: Jack Ryan Bob Shanno Ron Shepherd Ron Sholes George Shugars Bill Simpson yr ii k ikk Eighth Row: bick Skelly Larry Solomon Walter Sweeney Edwin Thomas Jim Toner Bruce Tucker Mike Turner Ninth Row: Jim Trimble Jim Vesper Rusty Wagner Al Warner Ian Warrender Jim Yeager Charles Van Way Having fun at the Christmas party -. Our new House Phi Eps ' don Pi Finfcr and Diamond began the year by taking the reins of the " binocular squad. " Too bad, fellas. The blinds are always do ' n. The Hrst party of the year, at the 823 Club, set the pace for many more of the same to follow . . . Plans announced for the neu ' fraternity house . . . Eddie Leonard ' s gets a workout. Mandel plays solos on the bongos . . . Half of Holiday Quartet in on the sing . . . Cabin John still there after the " tea party " . . . Has the mystery of Sam Fink been solved yet . . . George- to vn rocked again . . . Sam Fink, vhere are you? . . . Forty pledges taken in November . . . " Mother Hubbard " Seltzer in style in his " costume " at Finfer ' s party . . . Little Socrates seen operating on and off campus . . . Seltzer ' s Hotel continuing operations . . . Those breakfasts are great. Weinberg and Turrell show pledges Washing- ton countryside . . . Levine, L. Rosenberg and Gelfand join " Mother Hubbard Club " . . . Seltzer has " spacemobilc " that runs money . . . Silent prayers eliminated thanks to " Chaplain " Engle- hart . . . Tompkin in a " powder bath " . . . Arnie seen " sun-bathing " . . . Levine and A. Rosenberg seen moving " from place to place " . . . Fall Semester Officers: President Artie Rosenberg Vice President Saul Weinberg Recording Secretary Marty Gelfand Corresponding Secretary Leo Klein Treasurer Nasser Victory Spring Semester Officers: President Stu Seltzer Vice President Donald Mensh Recording Secretary Arnie Mandell Corresponding Secretary Frank Paulson Treasurer Paul Finfer All together Everyone dancing 104 First Row: T ' " 1 " ■•? f, -ss - «f j3an Albert }fpm.J ' - J W ' f ' •» " CX f w , C ,. iiA dk ji w r o a, 1 1 ' " « it A ii i f ft rs ill .k mk ' t Jl 4k %,.. A ?r» a O ■C) r HdM ' A. V ' lK i dtk f , cs rH, o a Ul. i m tf iii dA a f o O ny, »! , iii i ii i t Jsk ' 1 « ■O v» »i- r a 1 t . •■Jj V;:l» ' i, J k iMii Cr m. a mn Ninth Row: Niisscr Victory Alan Waksman Dirk Wells A. M Warner Wo Saul Weinb( lie :-rg Sam Ashen Firouz Bahranipour Harry Barnett Morty Benowitz Stu Bernstein Steve Birkhahn Second Row: Austin Bleich Ira Bloom Joel Collen George Diamond Mike Englehardt Harvey Feder Paul Finfer Third Row: Ken Fritz Marty Gelfand Neil Greenberg Richard Hicks Harold Hoffman Morton Hyatt Steve Karsch Fourth Row: Dick Kaufman Leo Klein Richard Knapple Jack Kreuter Steve Lapidas Harry Lawson Bob Leiberman Fifth Roiu: Joel Leibowetz Morty Levine Alan Levy Phil Levy Lee Lush Arnie Mandell Sixth Row: Don Marlowe Donny Mensch Harvey Ornstein Frank Paulson Tony Podell Sanford Rodom Artie Rosenberg Seventh Riw: Steve Rosenfeld Mike Rubine Dave Schain Stu Seltzer Robert Scupp Dom Seminara Mickey Septor Figlitli Row: Lenny Sloan Al Steiner Bcrnie Strauss Joel Sussman Ron Tonkin Bob Turrell Paul Unionsky Phi Sigs enjoy television Moonlight Girl at the Christmas Party Phi Sigma Kappa Barbecue one day, Fletch in the Infirmary the next. Up to see the sun come out after the rtish parties . . . Beat Maryland for the Phi Sig Inter- city trophy and get to keep it . . . " Big Oh " starred in the softball game . . . The " Twin Bills " Sass and O ' Brien build new trophy case ... A couple of brothers made daily trips to the golf course . . . Rush party at the Admiral Hotel . . . Three members of the Na- tional Symphony attend . . . Bauman, Brakinan, DeVany, Lertora, O ' Brien, Sass, Scrivener, and Wall enter the Phi Sig clan . . . Sass termed " great " with sex appeal . . . Scrivener leads a double life . . . large pledge class, 17 . . . Fred and Marlene give birth to a boy . . . Ray Bauman " wakes up the dead " with his " interpretative dancing. " Maryland Phi Sigs take us in football, 13-0 . . . Cohen seen at the zoo, the art museum and ice skating . . . Eagle sports editor, Scott Hocken- bury, pledges . . . Larry and Myrna pinned . . . Bob Hughes flirted with Miss Taylor . . . Ross stays on diet . . . New Year sees one engagement and four pinnings in first few days of 1959. Fall Semester Officers: President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Ross Payne Larry Weimer .Frank Cohen Howie Witt Spring Semester Officers: President J ' ice President Secretary Treasurer Mac McConnaughy Jim Scrivener Steve Weitzman Roger Williams u% Sally and her escort Howie at the Moonlight Dance Phi Sigs and their dates dance at the Christmas party Phi Sig winning room decoration at Home- coming £m I -», •t- 1 " : f n First Row: Vince Accardi Pete Ackermann Brian Altman Lew Atchison Ray Bauman Second Row: William Booth Dick Brewer Berton Bright Fletcher Carriger Fred Chew Third Row: Frank Cohen Billy Coward Bob Devaney Bob Eggenschiller Ferris Faulkner Fourth Row: Steve Gould Bob Hughes Ralph Lymburner Danny Margolis Dick Oliver f J Fifth Row: Ross Payne Vf VA Poi ' for- r 4i : Ai»k Ed Peifer ' " ' :, ' ' j : , - Frank Presson Joe Raimondo Bill Rowles f r . I ' Ty, f f Sixth Row: Bill Sass Frank Scotton y ' " James Scrivener Arthur Struck Stephen Lertora Seventh Row: Bill O ' Brien Henry Ulrich John Ward Not pictured: Steve Weitzman Pete Brackman Alan Ferraro Tom Grigsby Naren Ivanchokov Richard McConnaughy John Moyer ,- I ,. D Irvin Schindler I ' APhth Row: . , ,,, „ I iM •„ lohn Wall Larry Weimer • ' , , ,, . , T TA7-1I- ShfUlon Lrukson Roger Wm.ams p , jf Howard Witt ., , , „ ,uu . Robert Glaser Harry Wheaton ,. . ... ,, ' Kenneth Waller But see the jading many-colored ivoods, Shade deepening over shade . . . — Thomson g; ■ ' S ' " .:: ' REGISTRATION P K V S 1 Hi v- P H HHHBn. B li HH ■HMflk ' ' ' ' iBwSh nBll B lii v- ' - Kii - Rjl lilg f A E Hb SL j v B l» ' ■ vl HII | B Hl HHHBi.. - r 4 ■ Ji Hifl Vifer 1 ORIENTATION FRESHMAN ' If, ORIENTATION PRESIDENT HURST R. ANDERSON R U S H Every yeai ' the greek letter fraternities on campus have a wild rush season. It is highlighted by many parties and festivities. Rush is climaxed by Bid Day on which each rushee picks up an invitation to the organization of his choice and is welcomed by his active and pledge sisters or brothers. RUSH RUSH f: Freshman Skit Night Sophomore Skit Night McKinley Building ) y • w:i , : m MM Mary Graydon Hall Campus Buddings New Girl ' s Dorm .-rnnrnrilinir " .,; = •■■ iipii 111 111 11 International Service School 118 Miss Riley, MGH receptionist Miss McFeeter lecturing in Personal Health Class A typical A.U. pose Ron Maddox indulges in a milkshake lluiiian Jiiolf)gy Class 19 Thousantis gather in the caleteria after 11:20 classes T1 1 1 Y A 4 it ' ll: mk - v . J n ta d t ' ' ' Jft 5 m 1 v rl Ia Campus leaders seen at party Susan and Elsie are serenaded by Bob and Jon and their fraternity brothers Freshman President Eddie Karoly relaxes with classmates « ■ i y ' ■, i « . Venerable Kittisiddho TALON photographer Kenny Kadala shows off his new Corvette 120 Alpha Chis enjoy a Christmas party with Santa Bette Alpha Sigs Roar at the " 20 ' s " party AM. Parties Alpha Chis and their dates M Aili J - Newly jjitiMcd , lpli;i Siy (oujjjes I ' lie JALON (overs the top events Ellen Schwartzchild Phi Eps ' don Pi Dream. Girl PHI EP PI PARTY SIG Torthbearer " Mac " With Former TALON Editor in Background President Jones Announces Scores While Judges Confer in Back- ground Tensely Awaiting Results of Big Event Every year the men of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity treat the sorority women to an " Olympic Games Day. " This event starts off the social year at A.U.! Pledges Assisting Mac Olympics Participants Vatch Tensely As Ann Rawlings Throws the Saucer for Alpha Chi Omega ' s Team Torchbearer Receives Assistance From Sorority Friends Alpha Sig Pledges and Actives Admire Mac ' s Costume » i 125 r Deanne Mintzer Sophomore Harvest Hop Queen Dr. Yociim crowns (he queen Sophomore Harvest Hop While the Sophomores and their guests dined and danced at the Shoreham Hotel at the Sopho- more Harvest Hop, Deanne Mintzer was crowned Queen of the Sophomore Class. Dr. and Mrs. Bauman enjoy the music at the Sophomore dance Ouccn Dcaiine and her escort 127 Couples dance at the Shoreham Hotel Sally Scrimgeour Phi Sigma Kappa Moonlight Girl As Phi Sigs discuss who it will be the news Sally receives Phi Sigma Kappa Moonlight Dance A Phi Sig and his date dance Every year the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity holds the Phi Sigma Kappa Moonlight Dance and names a queen at that time. Here the Phi Sigs enjoy the music, dancing, refreshments and their dates as Sally Scrimgeour is elected Phi Sigma Kappa Moonlight Girl. Having fun A laljle of Plii Sigs and their lates showing Moonlight Oirl and her escort, Howie Will. " HOBSON ' S CHOICE " The American University Players opened their 1958-1959 season on October 15, with " Hobson ' s Choice. " a sparkling comedy by Harold Brig- house. The play, -which vas centered in Salford, Lancashire, England in 1880, vas concerned with the problems of Henry Hobson (who was played by Timothy Rice) and his attempts to marry off his two daughters, Vickey (Linda Engle) and Alice (Myrna Statland) while at the same time keeping Maggie (portrayed by Gail Fasolt) single so that she will be able to tend to the boot shop. Maggie, ho vever, proves to be a peer to her father ' s stubborness as she " persuades " Willie Mossop. a young bootmaker in her father ' s shop, to be her husband in a hasty wedding. The play, through a series of comic turns, sho vs the " old maid " Maggie demonstrating her 130 skill in topping her father ' s obstinacy by remaking Willie (played by Bruce Kuehnle) from a shy lad into a man who matches her father ' s domineer- ing personality. Maggie emerges completely victorious in the final scene of the play. Hobson has by this time, been driven to a near-alcoholic state of health because of Maggie ' s independence. A sure cure for Hobson is total abstinacy and Maggie — a pre- scription given to Hobson by his doctor. Rather than give in to her, Hobson begs Vickey and Alice to come home and care for him. How- ever Vickey reveals that she is " expecting. " Like- wise Alice refuses to come home since she is married to fine upstanding lawyer who is of a higher social standing than Hobson. There is no alternaitve but to beg Maggie — and, " by gum, " Maggie has won! " Hobson ' s Choice " also featured Ronald Segal as .Albert Prosser, Alice ' s lawyer husband; Elliot Dciiniberg as Jim Heller, Hobson ' s ( ' h)ale and ' linable friend; and James F ' itzgerald as Vickey ' s liusljaiid. P ' red Beenstock. I he play also included Tina Benedict as Ada I liggins; Wallace Hill as Tubby Wadiow; Richard Munske as Dr. MacFarland; and Barbara Morrison as Mrs. Hepworlh. " OUR TOWN " " Our Town " is a cut-away view of a small New England village, Grover ' s Corners, New Hampshire, just after the turn of the century. In the first act the amiable Stage Manager (Elliot Denniberg) introduces us to two of the town ' s ordinary families — the Webbs (Editor Webb, Steve Len; Mrs. Webb, Rachel Reaney; Wally, Dick Butt; Emily, Tina Benedict) and the Gibbs (Doc Gibbs, Mickey Agee; Mrs. Gibbs, Heidi Offenberger; Rebecca, Betty Downin; George, Marvin Greene). From breakfast to bedtime we catch a glimpse of the usual round of events in which these families are involved. Throughout the course of the day we also meet some of the town ' s colorful inhabitants — Joe Crowell, the newsboy (Allen Mandel); Howie Newsome, the milkman (Bob Pine); Professor Willard (Don Sheaffer); Simon " OUR TOWN " Stimson. the drunk organist (Bert Bright); Mrs. Soames, the to vn gossip (Joyce Young) and Constable Varren (Al Rachel). The romance of Georg e Gibbs and Emily Vebb is traced during the second act which culminates in their wedding and the promise of a joyous and rewarding life together. Nine years have passed as the third act opens in the cemetery. Here, on a hilltop, are the dead, waiting — " waiting for the eternal part in them to come out clear. " They are joined by Emily, a little fearful of what is ahead, a little reluctant to leave behind the happy memories of life. Her wish to go back and relive a day of her life is granted, but she soon returns. Realizing that human beings, caught up in the whirl of routine affairs, know little of true happiness she advances to the understanding that only the dead possess. " Our To ' ivn " will probably be most remem- bered for its emotional impact — achieved without the aid of scenery and with few props. It required the largest number of lights ever used in any one show and the addition of an extra control board. 133 SOCCER The American University soccer Eagles start off the season with rigorous training. Their games are exciting and their spirit is fine. The team plays the various colleges and universities around the area and even travels into Virginia and Penn- sylvania on occasion to find opposition. J r. i 1.1 1 . i , A. U. The Winning Alpha Tau Omega Team— Intramural Football Champs FOOTBALL The ATO ' s Fighting It Out Against the Comets tor the Cham- pionship Ian, t .-a 4 The Freshman Class Football Team loses to the Sophomores Get That Ball! 136 SWIMMING The annual inter-fraternity swimming meet ended in a successful win for Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. This event was held in November just prior to the Thanksgiving holidays. Every fraternity enters a team in the various competi- tions and the vinner is determined by the number of points gained by each competitor. Champion ATO ' s Spectators enjoy the water sports The winners of Ihe annual inter-sorority swim meet— Kappa Delta Sororitv SWIMMING They ' re Off! 138 HOCKEY The girl ' s hockey team, as usual, ended up with an almost undefeated season. Every year the girl ' s get together a hockey team coached by Miss Ruth McFeeter of the Physical Education Department at A.U. The teams which the girl ' s play are those of colleges and universities around the area. This year they also played the Sophomore boys. This game ended in a 1-1 tie in which Barbara Diggs made the goal for the girl ' s team and Charlie Haas made the boy ' s goal. Barbara Diggs and Tex Robinson this year acted as co-captains for the hockey team. D. i The inicrniinablc waits in cafeteria line Typical College Council scene Discussion in the Lab Cafeteria at noon time Policy Making Level Vice-President Gerard Speaks 140 ■Well Known Couples Share a Dance Greek Meets Greek Alpha Chis and Alpha Sig Enjoys a Party Alpha Sigs are led by Bud Kibbe in Serenade Song Between I ' ali and Winter Alplia Chis Knteriain their Dates Ajid noiv comes a hint of winter in the air. — Lew Sarett Wint -E% A if Toni Weber Honfiecoming Queen Angie Lupis— Newman Club Joan Stevenson— Phi Mu Homecoming Princesses Karen Friedman— Alpha Sigma Piii Rita Steinmark— Phi Epsilon Pi 145 Alpha Chi Omega Float Phi Epsilon Pi Float Homecoming Floats Phi Mu Float 146 Alpha Beta Phi Float Homecoming Sigma Rho Float Kappa Delta Float— the winner Alpha Tail Omega Float Float l])h.i Sigma Phi Float Steve Sanders playing drnnis at Alpha Sig House Homecoming Scenes The Alpha Sigs Display their Float ■■ » m « PI Crowd at Homecoming Creating a Float The Finished Product 148 Homecoming Alplia Beta Phi Heads Home Aftermath The Phi Eps begin the hard job Aljjha Sig dismantles their float )49 Past Stiulcnt Association President, Ken Rollins Atklresscs Christmas Diners jRh Scene at Annual Christmas Dinner Christmas Dinner Winning Table Decoration by Music Club Bud Kibble Leads Crowd in a Song President Anderson and Colonel Van Way Chat 150 Best Loved Best Loved Girl of Each Class Mary Graydon Girls Begin Ceremony Girl Ceremony Resident Girls Participate in Ceremony lieile Davis Sings The Lord ' s Prayer to Close ( eieniony Karen Friedman Alpha Sigma Phi Dream. Girl Sweetheart Karen and her escort Presi- dent Herb Jones Alpha Sigma Phi Christmas Formal At the annual Alpha Sig Christmas Formal, held at the George Mason Hotel, Karen Friedman of Kappa Delta Sorority was elected Alpha Sig Dream Girl. Karen is pinned to Fall semester Alpha Sig President Herb Jones. The Alpha Sigs and their dates enjoyed dancing and refresh- ments at the dance on December 13, 1958. Alpha Sigs serenade their sweetheart Watching the ceremony Newly pinned ( ouplcs— Julie and Ki(h, I ' .lsic and Jon Alpha Sig (oupks enjoying iluinsclvcs at Fralerinty Christmas Formal t ■■• 1 , l.. ' . • • • , • ■■• i, 4 i ' l c f f ' .■ . - 7 ■■ ' ■ .» ,- ( ir ■• ; ■ . ■ ' .1. r : .1. ' w .V j : ' 2 j fe . r ' • ' P Frankie Apistolos Alpha Tau Omega Sweetheart Rc chy among the Alpha Sigs Gifts exchanged at Alpha Chi party Etklie Karoly and his (late sit one out at Alpha Sig party Campus An iiniisiial view oi Alpha Sig House Parties 1 AI,f). lias a social moment 155 Mary Pain and Other Resident Girls Prepare for Parties Graydon Hall Miss Olson Enjoys the Party Party Mary Graydon Girls in the Christmas Spirit 156 ll R(jii Matklox ami [ " on Alniario Clown lor the Alpha Sigs Alpha Sigma Phi Joan Foreman anil Joe Blackburn Select Their Favorite Tune Julie, Rich and an Unknown Friend Christmas Party Alpha Sigs Watch IJioiluis I rim CJuisinias Tree Miss Olson Receives Her Cluistmas Present The Parties After The Alpha Sigs Decorate Their Tree in Preparation lor the Party yacation Begins Lump Logic: Big Rest After Busy Night 158 BEST LOVED GIRL 159 Tlic interminable lines Figuring out schedules R R N R O A Talk With Your Professor N The Walk to the Bursar ' s Office A Stop to pick up a Room Reservation 1 .. - -5 ' i ' -y ci " ■ ' ii?f " lariF 160 The Benches in ' inter View From the Library R O U N D M U TALON Photographer Takes Time Ont To Ski Scene at tlic Weekly Coflee Hours 161 A I ' lolessor Takes Her Turn at Pouring Julie Powell QUEEN OF HEARTS 162 FRESHMAN VALENTINE DANCE Queen Julie Receives the News Excitedly Freshman President Eddie Karoly Announces Julie Powell as Queen of Hearts. Ricii Gels a Smile Irom the Queen Julie ' s Escort, Rich (.inl. Accom- panies the Queen to the .St;ige 163 TALON SKIT NIGHT Our apologies to Fraternity Skit Winners, Phi Sigma Kappa. The time element for the TALON deadline was too limited to allow for complete coverage. Congratulations on a terrific skit. Thanks go to George Hamilton IV, master of ceremonies for the evening. The pictures on this page are of the Phi Mu Skit •hich -was chosen as the vinning presenta- tion from among the sororities. THE QUEENS ri ) I H U H.. U H. V k4 1 Jy ' f _ " 1] J. Jk -■ " I3pM v % I mI fe S ' 1 1lk. ' ' ' Hl ' x ; jmHP f " wpBm jL P|9B ■ " e ' » Talon Princess Wilma Estrin Talon Princess Joan Foreman 166 ■Ri _j Andy Siano ■t TALON BEAUTY QUEEN Dr. Jack Yocum The Players have had a marvelous season with the notable successes of " Hobson ' s Choice, " " Our Town, " " The Mad voman of Chaillot, " and " The Crucible. " The Players wish to thank our dis- tinguished teacher, respected director, and most of all, our good friend, Dr. Jack Yocum, for a glorious year and for many happy memories. A.U. THEATER This has been an outstanding year for the A.U. Players. Under the most capable hands of Dr. Jack Yocum, Director of the Theatre, the Players have been extremely busy doing their four major productions, the student directed " Candida, " a television program of " Everyman, " a road show of " Antigone, " and the student di- rected one-acts. In addition. Dr. Yocum was appointed Chairman of otir newly created Speech and Drama Department at the beginning of the year. As a part of our grooving program, we have another first. Mr. Herman Zillmer is our new Technical Director of Drama. Coming from Kansas State College, Mr. Z has designed some very imaginative sets. Pictured below, is his set for " Candida. " He also teaches classes in Make- up, Stagecraft, Play Production, and Public Speaking. ' Candida ' Set Herman Zillmer " Candida " was a unique experiment in A.U. theater history. It was the first full- length play to be directed by a student, an honor which -ivas besto •ed upon one of the most outstanding members of A.U. Players, Elliot Denniberg. G. B. Sha v ' s famous play centers around Candida, an idealization of woman, so beautifid. charming, and gracious as to ' in everyone ' s love; her husband, the Rev- erend James Mavor Morell, a practical preacher with Socialistic leanings and, in the opinion of some, a " moralist and windbag " ; and Eugene Marchbanks, a sensitive, romantic poet. The cast is rounded out with Proserpine Garnett, Morell ' s sharp-tongued biu soft-hearted secretary; Can- dida ' s father, Mr. Burgess who is a hearty, jovial old fellow although somewhat of a scoundrel; and Lexy, a well-ineaning but slow- witted curate. " CANDIDA Marchbanks challenges Morell ' s love for Candida, declaring that he knows nothing of the true meaning of love and takes Candida too much for granted. Morell counters that March- banks is full of silly, non- sensical dreams. A show- down occtirs and Candida is asked to choose between the two. She gives herself to " the weaker of the two " and Eugene leaves with a new maturity given him by the experience. CAST James Mavor Morell Tim Rice Candida Morell Heidi Offenberger Eugene Marchbanks Bob Pine Proserpine Garnett Lee McAdams Mr. Burgess Ronald Segal Lexy Mill Bruce Kuehnle The Asistant Director of the play was Tina Benedict. Front row left to right: Ken Waller, Jim Howell, Bob Windsor, Bill O ' Brien, illic |oncs, Eddie Clements. Second row: Bob Brum- mer, Bill Beauchamp, Bill Sass, Dick Wells, and Blanton McDanald. Not Shown: bill Isleib and Bob Lindquist. BASKETBALL 170 UP AND- IN! 9 " hH K fw ' k V _ _ B HH H ' m . F.Xi V I k " i H B i. ' fi? 3 B Hif ' ' v l WW 51 m HV iJ E S E ' l ' iH K. " " ft JHBIP ' n »— MJi fla i-Jfcl H V President Anderson and Dean Bentley see the team through an anxious momen t N T R A M U R A L B A S K E T B A L L WRESTLING 175 SWIMMING SWIMMING 177 When April pours the colours of a shell Upon the hills, when every little creek Is shot with silver from the Chesapeake . . . — Elinor Wylie tt 2 ' 3 % PHI MU— 1959 Songfest Winners among the sororities I u Songfest Phi Ep President Stew Selt- zer receives Songfest trophy Judy Powell, Phi Mu di- rector, receives trophy. PHI EPSILON PI-1959 Songfest Winners among the fraternities 1 ■ ■ Bf S IBs ■ H !7 1 1 " ' j 1k. J B fe Dean John E. Bentley awards Shep Morgan the Outstanding Senior Fraternity Man trophy. Excited Bette Davis receives her award from Dean Olson. Songfest Awards After the Greek groups had sung at Songfest, awards were given to deserving greeks and in- dependents. Miss Susan Olson, Dean of Women, presented Bette Davis of Alpha Chi Omega with the trophy for Outstanding Senior Sorority Woman. Laura Geist was awarded the trophy for Outstanding Senior Independent Woman. Shep Morgan of Alpha Sigma Phi received the Outstanding Senior Fraternity Man award from Dean John E. Bentley. Paul McDonald was pre- sented the award for Outstanding Senior In- dependent Man. For high scholarship among the sororities, Delta Gamma was awarded the trophy. The winner among the fraternities was Phi Epsilon Pi. The pledge Avith the highest scholarship was Maria Girard of Phi Mu. Alpha Tau Omega won the fraternity intra- mural trophy. Interfraternity Council awarded Dean John E. Bentley with a special plaque for all his work in their behalf. Delta Ciamrna President is presented with scholarship trophy by Panhellenic President, Mary Tochterman. 181 Past College Council President, Ken Rollins, awards Paul McDonald with his trophy. fv Patty Collins INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL QUEEN 182 I.F.C. Queen candidates: left to right. Karen Friedmann, Kappa Delta; Barbara Segall, AI|)ha Kpsilon Plii; Patricia Collins, Alpha Chi Omega; liarhara Rooiiic, Dtlla Cianiiiia; [oait Slcvcnson, Phi Mu. Colonel Wheaton, Phi Sigma Kappa faculty advisor, spins the wheel to choose the queen at the Interfraternity Council Dance at Brooke Manor Country Club. . F. C Dance The annual Interfraternity Council Formal Dance was held this year March 21 at the Brooke Manor Country Club in Norbeck, Maryland. The highlight of the evening was the selection of the I.F.C. Queen. By a wheel spun by Phi Sigma Kappa faculty advisor, Colonel Wheaton, Patty Collins was chosen Interfraternity Council Queen. The wheel stops at Alpha Chi Omega as Patty Collins receives the news. The crowd applauds the happy queen. 183 The queen has the first dance with her escort Pete Ackermann. Grace Burr Apple Blossom Princess OFFICERS President Paul Helmer Vice-President Stuart Rodkin Secretary Kenneth Gross Treasurer Barry Pollock Alpha Beta Phi— Recognition by I.F.C.: Brothers Rodkin, Pollock, Gross, Awad and Cullen look on as Herb Jones, right of center, presents president, Paul Helmer with the symbol of fraternity recognition, the I.F.C. Constitution. Alpha Beta Phi A little baby-carriage among the floats of other fraternities. On its side a sign: " Youngest fra- ternity on campus . . . Watch us grow. " This symbol marked the real beginning of a new fraternity on campus. From the beginning of the year all the brothers and pledges worked with a goal, with an aim in mind: To be recog- nized. And on March 8 our dreams came true. Herb Jones presented the IFC recognition docu- ment to the provisional local fraternity. The IFC weekend was marked with a smorgas- bord and with the attending of the prom. New pledges are great . . . Volleyball team enters tomnament for first time . . . Mike Tourault acts as an alarm clock . . . The question is still in the air: Who is going to build us a house? . . . And, oh, mighty Adininistration, where . . . ? Pinnings were in the wind for Alpha Beta Phi. Congratulations to Brother Rodkin. The brothers of Alpha Beta Phi are both happy and proud of the events of this year. The fraternities and sororities of A.U. really helped us and gave us much needed advice . . . We hope to be national by next year . . . Good Luck, Alpha Beta Phi. ■My A Alpha Beta Phi Homecoming float View inside the float 185 " THE MAD WOMAN of CHAILLOT " Feeding the tomcat that lives under the bridge, curling one ' s ostrich feathers, sav- ing humanity — impossible for one person to do? Not if it ' s The Mad Woman of Chaillot. The play opens in the Cafe Terrace of Chez Francis, a Spring day next year. With an eye out for a good deal or some- thing to put their money into, the in- vestors of our plot, decide to put trust into a prospector ' s report of oil in Paris. The oil is under the Cafe owned by the Mad Woman of Chaillot (Countess Aurelia). When she discovers the plot to gain control of the Cafe, the Mad Woman sees The Mad Woman of Chaillot has saved civilization. As the director said in his program notes: " If such madness can save the world so charmingly, let us hope that more such unorthodoxy will be practiced. " it as another step in the downfall of civili- zation. Countess Aurelia discusses the whole matter with her three " Tea " friends. MME. Constance, with her some- times there — sometimes not there little dog " Dicky, " MLLE. Gabrielle, with her " non-visible friends " — except to her, and MME. Josephine who is still waiting for President Wilson to come out of Ver- sailles, turn the problem over to Aurelia. The degradents of civilization; The Presidents, The Prospectors, The Press Agents, and The Ladies pass through the Countess ' cellar trying to gain the riches of the prospected oil. They all march through an opening in the wall and down into nothingness, thus, in an afternoon, The Mad Woman of Cka ' dlot by Jean Giraudoux Director Dr. J. H. Yocum CAST Countess Aurelia (The Mad Woman of Chaillot) Carole Robby Mme. Constance Gail Fasolt Mile. Gahrielle Joyce Young Mme. Josephine Martha Ann Manning The Ragpicker Steven Lev The President Timothy Rice The Prospector Charles Thompkins Pierre Marvin Greene Irma Kathleen Amouri The Policeman Elliot Denniberg The Sewer-Man The Mute John Bishop Robert Pine (in order of appearance) Ronald Segal Dallas Cogan Barbara Stolfi Richard Skelly Ann Rawlings Donald Sheaffer Bruce Kuehnle Betty Downin Joyce Tare Marvin Himelfarb Alan Mandel Burton Bright Albert Rachel Jim Faiibairn SWIMMING Billy Coward American University Swimming Team Season Record Manager Jon Arenson Backstroke Tony Bicknell Breaststroke : Bill Compton Lee Kerbal Butterfly Stroke Jim Fairbairn Freestyle: Tom Kurtz Harry Ballman Dan Ruth Gary Palsgrove Paul Bailey Larry Megabow Dave Johnson Diving: Billy Coward Bob Merrilees Thorn McDonald Larry Hawkins A.U. wound up the season with five wins and one loss in Conference Meets and three wins and one loss in non-Conference Meets. At Gallaudet College on March 6 and 7, The A.U. Swimming Team defeated the defending champions of Loyola College 73-72 and became the Mason- Dixon Conference Champions. This was their first conference win since 1950. The co-captains of the team are Tom Kmtz and Larry Hawkins. Six members of the team vere named to the Mason-Dixon Conference All Star Team. They are: Tony Bicknell, Bill Compton, Tom Kurtz, Harry Ballman, Dan Ruth and Thom McDonald. Gary Palsgrove Tommy Kurtz Harry Ballman Mason Dixon. Conference Champions Bob Merrilees Dan Ruth Captain Eddie Clements Coach Dave Carrasco Manager Bob Gingell Captain Eddie Clements Team. Will e Jones Bill Beauchamp Bob Brummer Jim Howell Dick Wells Bill Islip Bob Lindquist Blanton McDanald Ken Waller Bob Windsor Wal Dupee Jp . Forward Willie Player of M-D Tournaments. Eastern Regional Basketball Champions For the second year in a row, The American University Eagles won their way to the Eastern Regional Basketball Championship. The season ended with an overall record of 22 wins and 7 losses. The Eagles were runners-up in the Qiiantico Marine Invitational Tourna- ment winning 2 games and losing the champion- ship game to hosts, Quantico. They also won the Mason-Dixon Conference by winning 3 games and the Eastern Regional Crown with 2 victories. The team went on to the NCAA National Small College Tournament in Evansville, Indi- ana but met the North Carolina A and T team which had a tremendous height advantage and had the best season record of any team in the tournament. Among the records broken this season, Willie Jones holds two. He broke the per game scoring record in the game against Roanoke College by netting a total of 45 points. Wille has also set a new record for points scored in one season by a Metropolitan School Player. He made a total of 694 points this season breaking the record existing since 1954. Willie also was named to the Mason-Dixon Totirnament Team and made Little All-American. Dick Wells is also protid holder of two records. He broke the Conference record for rebounds in one game by getting 25 and he now holds the school record for free thro vs in one game — 16. Dick made Little All-American Honorable Men- tion. He was also named to the second Mason- Dixon Tournament Team. Bill Beauchamp set a new school record for rebounds in one game by getting 29 against Upsala. Bill made the first Mason-Dixon Tourna- ment Team. Captain Ed Clements was also named to the second Mason-Dixon Tournament Team. The Eagles have been ranked 17th in the na- tion in small colleges in a formal poll. Jones, Most and Eastern Valuable Regional Forward Bill Beauchamp Forward Jim Howell Mason Dixon Conference Washington College Loyola Mount St. Marys AU OPP 80 60 84 72 91 70 1959 RESULTS vs. AU Bridgewater 79 Washington College 94 Quantico Marine Invita- tational Tournament Runner New Haven State 58 Farleigh-Dickenson 94 Georgetown University 94 Catholic University 66 Baltimore University 51 Western Maryland 75 Mount St. Mary ' s 70 Navy 54 Loyola 86 Upsala 86 Gallaudet 73 Roanoke 76 Mount St. Mary ' s 87 Baltimore University 85 St. Peter ' s College 68 Towson Teachers College 98 Loyola 68 OPP 64 60 Forward Bob Brummer up 53 67 67 67 61 51 67 63 62 63 50 59 77 58 74 56 70 N. C. A. A. Eastern Regional Adelphi Hofstra AU 80 66 OPP 73 65 Boh Lindquisl Center Dick Wells WRESTLING The American University Wrestling Team this year placed second in the Mason-Dixon Con- ference Tournament held Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7 at Gallaudet College gathering up a total of 40 points. Two A.U. wrestlers were named to the Mason- Dixon Conference Team. They are Fritz Maier and Monk Maghan who each took first place in their class. Monk was also voted the Most Valu- able Wrestler of the Tournament. Mac McLean and Charlie Goldschein each took second place honors in their own class. Skip Hockenberry received a fourth place award. SEASON ' S RECORD A.U. Matmen Watching Action Closely at Mason- Dixon Conference Tournament at Gallaudet College. A.U. went on to place second in the Meet. Gallaudet Farleigh-Dickenson Baltimore University Catholic University Howard University Towson Teachers William and Mary AU OPP 9 19 20 13 12 20 20 8 24 8 16 18 8 18 Monk gets his man. For this and other wins, Monk was named Most Valuable Wrestler of the tourna- Fritz rolls him over for a pin. Fritz won first place in his class at the tournament and was named to the Conference team. Skip Hockenberry 130 lb. Class Tl t Frank Morgan Coach Pete Ackermann 137 lb. Class Don Potter 147 lb. Class Fritz Maier 157 lb. Class Monk Maghan 167 lb. Class Mo.U Vfihtahle Wrr.stler of Mason-Dixon Tournament M;ic McLean 177 lb. Class Captain Charlie Goklschein Heavyweight Class Coach Bob Frailey Service Form Team: Carl Hanna Dave Thomas Mike Nadanyi Bill OAvens Allen Waksman Lloyd Drucker Dave Gichner Fred Sun Mickey Agee Austin Bliech Rusty Wagner Art Davis TENNIS Coach Bob Frailey chats with veteran team member Ben Metz Rusty Wagner Mike Nadanvi Ben Metz Dave Gichner TENNIS SCHEDULE Syracuse Toledo University Catholic University Towson Mount St. Marys Randolph Macon Western Maryland Loyola Catholic University Towson 1 cachcrs Bridgcwater Washington C llcge liridgewatcr Georgetown AU ' s own Scgura 195 ---gp;p ' Paul Brit Runner Charlie Gibbs Runner Ben Amos Runner Ken Waller High Jump Up and Over TRACK Coach Bob Foster Runners: Don Potter Ben Amos Paul Brit Mike Turner Charlie Gibbs John Williams Dave Rowe Frank Scotton John Marinenko Sprinters: Jim Howe Harry Lawson Pole Vault: Bill Coward Nick Lapidus Dick Eshelman Sal Fulginetti High Jump: Eddie Clements Kenny Waller Dick Wells Ron Sholes Shot Put: Jim McLean Don Grant Discus: Fritz Maier Blanton McDanald Javelin Mike Rappaport Fritz Gets the Saucer in Orbit John Maiinenko Runner Jim McLean Shot Put I Dick Eshehnan Pole Vault TRACK Going Up SCHEDULE Howard University Catholic University Invitational Tournament Mount St. Marys Howard University Quadrangular Catholic University Randolph Macon Varsity A Invitational Tournament Bridgewater Washington College Gallaudet College Frostburg Mason-Dixon Conference Going the Distance 197 TRACK Track Coach, Bob Foster Talking it over with the coach % The team gets their instructions BM»v BASEBALL Gary Fitzgerald Third Base £z -J . i 1 i-- r Chip Becker Second Base Johri Stettler Outfield Tom Gray Pitches It In BASEBALL Don Stein mi Ml Lee Potterfield Coach David L. Carrasco Pitchers: Tom Gray Dick Pulsifer Willie Jones Bill O ' Brien Bob Bruinmer Jim Connors Catchers: Sam Mancari Walt Dupee Dick Hyde First Base: Scott Hockenberry Jim Connors Second Base: Bob Roman Charles Becker Third Base: Gary Fitzgerald Gary Ricketts Shortstop Bruce Kessler Outfield: Bob Hughes Steve Hershey John Stettler 199 SCHEDULE New Haven College Catholic University To vson Teachers Baltimore University Howard University Mount St. Marys Randolph Macon Mount St. Marys Western Maryland Loyola Catholic University Navy To vson Teachers D. C. Teachers College Washington College D. C. Teachers College Georgetown University Don Knight Dick Hyde Catcher Walt Dupee Catcher Bob Hughes Outfield BASEBALL t ' i: ' .- ;-- - j»»-. -«ri i.« Batter Up 200 Nominatetl iiom American University to Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities were: Front Row, left to right, Lee Baer, Karen Friedman, Carolyn Owens, Jeanette Brown, Barbara Roome. Second roiu, Laura Geist, Phil Levy, Paul McDonald, Shep Morgan, Elliot Denniberg, Jack Kreuter and Mary Ann Bell. Not pictured, Harry Law- son, Marcia McLaine, Sue Netterstrom, Dave Pattison, Arthur Rosenberg and Bob Shanno. From the Law School, Robert Abel, Thomas Bell, Winston Childs, Donald Middleton and James Sherman. lALON Beauty Queen Con- testants After the Wrestling Match George IV Editor Patty Collins gives TALON prin- cess Wilma Estrin her awards The Winners 201 Our Queen Well known twosome discuss strategy George Hamilton IV, recording star, TALON Skit Nite emcee TALON staff in background watch while Herman Zilmer and Betsy Seigltuch prepare scenery for A.U. Players production Pete Brakman waits at Phi Sig House to be joined for dinner soon by TALON Beauty Queen Bill Rowles and Lou Atchison take a study break at the Phi Sig House Charlie Haas, TALON Business Manager waits for TALON pa- trons to sign up. Carla Van Der Berg and Jim Vesper in- TALON photographer, Joe dulge in a game of kick-it at the ATO Chimento, decorating for Fresh- House man Class Dance Rosalie Gutride and Earl Martin intent on winning a ping pong game at the ATO House TALON staff members preparing trophy table for TALON Skit Nite ■ n n Marcia Burch and champion swimmer, Tom Kurtz, read the EAGLE in the KD Room T Chapel, School oi international Service An exam in Glover Room— Human Biol- ogy Class Waiting for class to begin A Fall Semester Class THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY CAFETERIA operated by 1 HE CLEAVES FOOD SERVICE CORPORATION 8405 RAMSEY AVENUE SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND STARLITE RESTAURANT DINING AND DANCING Hillbilly Heaven of Washington 1419 Irving Street, N.W. DU. 7-1520 For Everything New tJ, i ,-T For The tNDOW AND — — Call HE HADE 2214 " M " STREET, N.W. FE 7-1200 OOR HOP Fifty Years of Dependable Service Griffith -Consumers Co. COAL FUEL OIL OIL BURNERS BUILDING MATERIAL 1413 New York Avenue, N.W. 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