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Page 166 text:
Leo J. McDonald ....
Curtis W. Thomas. . .
Ralph W. Stahl ,,.......,.,
Prof. Charles R. Swineford ,..,
As the present college year draws to a close,
the Truss Club concludes its tenth year of
successful operation as an organization on the
The Truss Club was founded in the fall of
1924 by a group of Senior students in the
department of Civil Engineering. The basic
purpose of the organization is to unite men
of good scholastic standing and good personal
character into a closer union whereby mutual
benefits may be derived by all, and to form
a closer bond between Armour Institute and
The social calendar has been dotted with
Alumni Smokers, Radio Dances, Bridge Part-
ies, and get-together dinners. These activities
. . . .President
. . . .Secretary
, , . .Faculty Member
were conducted in the club rooms because of
the accommodations and because of the de-
gree of informality which they afforded.
These affairs provided evenings of real enter-
tainment and enjoyment and afforded splen-
did social contacts.
The spirit of friendship and comradship
manifested by the members has been invalu-
able and has aided materially in drawing
another pleasant year to a close.
It is the aim and delight of the Truss Club
to work in union with other organizations,
work in harmony with the school, and to
uphold the morale and broaden the scope of
educational and social activities.
Thomas, Williams, Bradac, Danovsky, Peterson
McDonald, Swincford, Stahl
Om' H uml rm' Sixly
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P1'CSlClCI1E ........ ,......,.. ,.,, A 1' thug Mgrow
Secretary-Treasurer . . .
Team Captain ....
Range Officer. . .
The Armour Tech Rifle Club, although
one of the youngest organizations, is one of
the most outstanding at Armour. It has lived
up to its founder's purposes, that of en-
couraging competitive matches with teams
throughout the country and the teaching of
the safe use of fire-arms.
Recognition by the A.T.A.A. in the award-
ing of sweaters and letters and the support of
the student body have shown that it is an
integral part of Armour's activities.
The team, which is one of the best in the
country, has been very successful in "big
time" competition. For the fourth consecu-
tive year it is headed toward the Illinois State
Championship. A little hard luck at the be-
ginning of the season made it possible for the
Humboldt Park Gun Club to win this year's
team trophy match. Steady improvement,
. . . .William Henning
. . .Richard Harwood
. . . .Elmer Renstrom
. . . .Joseph DeBoo
however, showed victories over the New
York Stock Exchange, Appleton Rifle Club,
Ohio State University, University of Michi-
gan, University of Minnesota, and Lawson
The Club's equipment was materially
strengthened by the acquisition of a new
Winchester target rifle. With this addition,
the use of the range has been extended to its
full length. The range is now located in the
basement of Chapin Hall.
The Club participates in shoulder to shoul-
der matches or exchange score cards by mail
with those teams with which it is impossible
to meet in personal matches. The Armour-
ites favor the former type of competition. It
is hoped that more of the future matches
will be of this form.
Hanes, Wnldmann, Saltzman, Bradac, Moore, Maci, Wiclilacz, Folkrod
Marow, Sachs, Harwood, Jones, Henning, Fottcr, Rcnstrom, DcBoo
Page 167 text:
The Armour Players, with Professor Wal-
ter Hendricks as sponsor, carried a cast of
about twenty-five members during the year.
The Players met every Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday for rehearsal in the assembly hall.
At the first meeting the following oflicers
were elected: Alexander Kulpak, president,
Diamond S. Dickey, secretary, Carl Scher-
mer, treasurer, and Clarence Clarkson, pro-
ducer. "The Three Little Shepherds" was the
play chosen for the first performance. It had
an all star male cast which included Sidney
Kreimen, Carl Schermer, Sydney Meiner, and
john Graf. Due to the hard work done on
the production by Professor Hendricks and
the cast, it was very well received by the
The greatest achievement of the Armour
Players during the whole year and in the
history of Armour was the presentation of
Edmond Rostand's "Romances.', The play
was given in the spring of the year and was
well attended by the students and the faculty.
Clarence Clarkson, Sydney Meiner, Carl
Schermer, Sidney Kreimen, and Harry Tice
all gave sterling performances which helped
to put the play over.
The Armour Tech Chess Club was found-
ed two years ago under the guidance of Pro-
fessor Ensz and the sponsorship of the Camp-
us Club. The purpose of the club is to form
a means of diversion and recreation for those
who have learned to appreciate the game and
also to help the beginners in mastering its
Chess matches have been held with various
schools and clubs such as Crane Junior Col-
lege, Wheaton College, Oak Park Chess Club,
and the South Side Chess Club. When the
matches are held on the home grounds the
teams play in the rooms of the Truss Club.
The practice sessions of the club are usually
played in the large drafting rooms in Chapin
The Armour Chess Club is now a member
of the Illinois Chess Association. Member-
ship in this association entitles the club to
compete in tournaments sponsored by the
association and each member of the club re-
ceives a monthly chess bulletin. The mem-
bers of the club are rated by means of what
is known as the "Perpetual Tournament
Table." This table was compiled by E. G.
E. Hoyer, Krciman, I. Thunder, Brenner, Emmerich, Schulz, Suhr
Sobel, Paslawsky, Haase, Miner, Kubert, Ayer, W. Hoyer
Shermer, Kulpak, Hendricks, Clarkson, Dickey, Lischcr
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