Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music - Opus Yearbook (Indianapolis, IN)
- Class of 1945
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Opu4- 1945 iks»:i Ly dicdtion " In a world of chaos, music is a symbol of order. Because of our firm belief in the part which the culture of a nation plays in shaping the destiny of that nation we dedicate Opus 5 to those men, whether they be musicians, artists or poets or mere lovers of the arts, who temporarily have left their chosen fields of work to enter upon the more immediate task of defeating those forces which are tend- ing to destroy the culture and civilization of the entire world. " (Reprinted from Opus 2. Written by T ) James Bowers, U.S.A., Opus 2 Editor.) To the itudenti on Hotdtm eind. to tno6e u no a.te on Lecii e. — A new Opus goes to press! A fifth year of uninterrupted record of Jordan activities. Year after year goes its way. The past becomes rich in training and experience and the future will always be affluent with new hopes and greater op- portunities. There is always a challenge for every one who keeps his eyes on the stars and who contributes out of his own reservoir of training and experience his very best, to the store house of human achievements. The promises of life and what it holds are inexhaustible if we search unceasingly. l Q yC CA. ' Director. G. V. Carrier Business Manager Stanley Norris Registrar Walter D. Hickman Public Relations ik ORGAN Mallory Bransford Instructor EDUCATION — Leonard, Hovey, Henzie, Norris THEORY — Left to right — Woods, Lautner, Pelz, Leonard, Phelps [ 6 ] SPEECH ARTS and DANCE— Left to right— Van Sickle, Voston, Henning, Eaton VOICE — Left to right — Jcfry, Lautucv, Palwqiiisf, Hedley, Taylor [ 7 ] PIANO — Top row — Gardiner, Lajif, Pelz, Spalding Second row — Jones, F err ell, Scott, Muitger Front row — Qiiig, Micbels, Pierson, Kickman, Turner ORCHESTRA — McDowall, Howard, Lang, Spalding, Hovey, Noble, Henzie, Leonard, Rheinhardt, Schelhchmidt, Griffin [ 8 ] HIGHLIGHTS OF JORDAN PROGRAMS [ 9 ] THE STAFF Left to right: Sitting: Hester, Brown, and Young Standing: Furlow, Asa, Schipper, and Steinert. Margaret Hester Editor-in-Chief Jo Marilyn Brown Copy Editor Peggy Million Art Editor Earl Furlow Photography Elsie Ruth Young Advertising Manager Dorothy Steinert Business Manager Roberta Asa Ass ' t Business Mgr. Colleen Schipper Ass ' t Copy Editor Lila Brady Typist Mary Fekete Ass ' t Art Editor  THE STUDENT COUNCIL Left to right: Sitting: St ' einert, Nicholson, Brown, and Etiphrat Standing: Asa, St in son, and Sc hip per OFFICERS Betty Sue Nicholson President Jo Marilyn Brown Vice-President Dorothy Steinert Secretary-Treasurer Colleen Schipper Senior Council Member Mary Euphrat Junior Council Member Roberta Asa Sophomore Council Member David Stinson Freshman Council Member  RADIO DEPARTMENT Walter Hickman, Acting Director [ 12] SOME OF THE SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT JORDAN  VOICE DEPARTMENT The vocal department of Jordan has been quite active this year. With the return of Mr. Lautner, the Philharmonic Choir once more sprang into being. Although the male section of the choir has been undergoing constant change, the choir keeps marching on. Under ' papa ' s ' skillful tutelage some thirty-five voices (with only a few former choir members among them) have become as one, and are carrying on the tradition which was started several years ago. Orchids to ' papa ' for his untiring efforts which have not been spent in vain. The choir has appeared in several concerts given by the school and in many concerts for other organizations. In December the choir took part in the Christ- mas program given by Jordan. They participated also in the band concert given in February and the spring festival which is an annual affair at Jordan. In February the voice department of Jordan was well represented in the production of Gilbert and Sullivan ' s " H. M. S. Pinafore. " The operetta was directed by Charles Hedley of the voice department and given in cooperation with the Civic Theatre Guild. This very successful performance ran for nine nights at the Civic Theatre and was also given at Billings Hospital and at Camp Atterbury. Mr. Hedley and the cast of " Pinafore " are to be congratulated on another highly enjoyable production of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.  r -- Vea " THE BUTLER-JORDAN PHILHARMONIC CHOIR characters and scenes from " H. M. S. Pinafore " [in THE JORDAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Kolar, Condjictor Beldon Leonard, Assistant CondiLctor The Jordan Symphony Orchestra, under the capable direction of Victor Kolar, upheld the reputation set for it in the past years very nobly this year. The annual Christmas Concert which was given at Caleb Mills Hall in Decem- ber, was the first program of the school year in which the orchestra participated. The combined choirs and choruses of Jordan and Butler and the symphony orchestra, under the baton of Mr. Kolar, gave Gabriel Pierne ' s cantata, " The Children at Bethlehem. " This was the first time a concert of this nature had been given and it was very well received by the public. The second concert of the school year was given at Camp Atterbury. The orchestra was received very favorably by the men at Atterbury and this concert was one of the high-lights of the year. In May the annual spring festival was given before a large and appreciative audience. The traditional spring festival included the choruses and choirs of Jordan, as well as the symphony orchestra. This year Jordan lived up to its motto of " bigger and better " programs for every new year, and the festival was extremely successful. Honorable mention is made here of Mr. Beldon Leonard who has worked hard as assistant director of the Jordan Symphony Orchestra. [ 16] ORCHESTRA AND ENSEMRL F  JORDAN CONCERT BAND NiLO HOVEY, Conductor Charles Henzie, Assist ant Conductor The Jordan Conservatory Band, which for several years has been faithfully tended by Mr. Charles Henzie, gave two very worthy concerts this year under the able direction of Mr. Nilo Hovey. Mr. Hovey, a new member of the Jordan faculty, has worked hard with the members of the band and much praise is due him for his excellent performances. In February the Jordan Concert Band made their debut for the year 1944- ' 4 5 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The program they presented was varied and beautifully performed. Mr. Henzie and Mr. Hovey shared the honors, each wielding the baton for several numbers. The second concert was given in May and the members of the band proved themselves versatile musicians by performing very nicely the well-chosen program. Several of the members of the band have performed as soloists and in en- sembles various times at the student-convocations this year, and have contributed their part to the Jordan radio broadcasts.  BAND AND ENSEMBLES  PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA FRATERNITY ALPHA SIGMA CHAPTER " THE WOUNDED DO NOT CRY " " Two hours after Lieut. Frances Slanger and other Army nurses waded ashore in Normandy on D-plus-four, they were at work. They slept on the ground, wore the same clothes four days running. In five weeks of rugged going they helped handle 3,000 casualties. " Last month the girls were touched when an article praised them for sharing the G.I. ' s mud and discomfort without a whimper. In Belgium Lieut. Slanger and her tent mates talked it over. That night, by flashlight, she wrote an answer: " We have learned a great deal about our American soldier and the stuff he is made of. The wounded do not cry. Their buddies come first. The patience and determination they show, the courage and fortitude they have is sometimes awe- some to behold. " " Stars and Stripes " published it under the heading " Nurse Writes Editorial. " But Nurse Slanger never saw it in print. The night after she wrote the piece, a German shell had ripped into her tent and wounded her fatally. She did not cry, died a half hour later. " — Time, December 4, 1944. For these and countless thousands like them Sinfonia most humbly and reverently bows its head in a prayer to God that they might be protected and spared to come home to a new, greater world wherein men will live as un- selfishly in peace as they have suffered unselfishly during war. Phi Mu Alpha Sm- fonia members of Alpha Sigma chapter have twenty-three brothers in uniform who all join in the sincere prayer that the day will come soon when all mankmd will live as one family, meriting the love of their Maker. . . . " Earth shall be fair, and all her people one. "  MU PHI EPSILON KAPPA CHAPTER NATIONAL MUSIC SORORITY Greetings again from Kappa! The first Mu Phi activity for the year 1944- ' 45 was the reception given for women students on September 19. A very fine program was presented by Marjorie Bernat who played several delightful violoncello numbers; Dorothy Munger who performed beautifully on the piano, and Victoria Balser who sang several very lovely solos. The reception was well attended and we feel sure everyone enjoyed the program as well as the social period following. Our Founder ' s Day Celebration and Initiation was held on November fourteenth this year instead of the usual date of November thirteenth. We enjoyed a very nice dinner at the Marott Hotel. After a program given by the initiates, we held our initiation in our chapter room. Those who were taken into Mu Phi were Charlotte Brim, Jo Marilyn Brown, Florine Duff and Lucy Smith. On December nineteenth we had a joint Christmas program with the Alumnae Chapter and our Patronesses. We had a lovely program of old Christmas customs and also a white elephant gift exchange. Mrs. Henry Schricker was our hostess. Twice during the year we had a Candlelight Musicale on Sunday afternoon at the Marott Hotel. On April seventeenth cur election and installation of officers was held. The program on that evening was given by our scholarship student, June Floyd Gwyn. Spring initiation and installation of Patronesses took place on May 15. On June fifth our active year will close with the annual June Frolic. [21 ] PHI SIGMA MU ETA CHAPTER As is the annual custom, Eta Chapter greeted the women students of Jordan, both old and new, at an informal reception on October 3. Founder ' s Day was celebrated on December 9 with a favorite of Eta mem- bers — a chili supper followed by a Christmas party and gift exchange. Initiation for pledges was held in February, with breakfast following, as a compensation, more or less, for the early 7:00 A. M. initiation hour. We are happy to welcome into our organization Mary Mae Stamper, Lillian Steinkeller, Ruby Montgomery, Betty Bowers, and Connie McClure. Recitals were given this year by June Gwyn, Mu Phi scholarship winner, Jo Marilyn Brown and Mary Euphrat, who combined in a program of vocal and ' cello music. Members come and go but we are eager to have them join our circle. Mary Emily Davisson was with us until October when she returned to her home in Virginia. Our sincere wishes follow Pat Pearson who left in November to study at the University of Los Angeles in California. With the approach of June and graduation, four of our members will join the school mar ' m brigade. To Mary Jane Kent, Marion Thompson, June Gwyn, Muriel Oeth and Mary Jane Harper, who will embark soon on teaching careers we say " Best of luck. " We send a vote of thanks to Mary Jane Harper, our president, and her as- sisting officers for leading us through another successful year. Phi Sigma Mu takes this opportunity to wish a pleasant summer and suc- cessful year to all.  SIGMA ALPHA IOTA ZETA CHAPTER NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL MUSIC FRATERNITY Sigma Alpha Iota was founded in 1903 at the University School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan; it has the distinction of being the oldest music fraternity for women. The seven women who were the first S. A. I. ' s banded together for the purpose of gaining inspiration as well as material aid for their musical education. A Victory Program was adopted by the Fraternity shortly after the United States ' entry into World War II. Under this program a Chapter Victory Chair- man was appointed, and an intensified support was pledged to our Country in this, its hour of need. Zeta Chapter is cooperating with the national Victory Program in a big way. Many Zeta members are giving their talent for the entertainment of the men at nearby camps. " THIS IS TO BE OUR SYMPHONY " =• " To study and practice the goodness of life, the beauty of art, the meaning of music. To sing the song of sincerity and universal peace. To speak the words that build, that bless and comfort. To play the harpstrings of loving kindness, tolerance, appreciation and genuine gratitude. To strive for the joy of simplicity, for the noble; to be faithful over a few thin ys. To listen, to be still and know the harmony from within. To falter never in seeking loving service, wisdom and understanding. In a word to be loyal to Sigma Alpha Iota and her teachings; to find joy, hope, inspiration; to remember that " every go od gift and every perfect gift is from above " and " whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto men! " And again, to practice. This is to be our symphony. By Esther Requarth, Nu Cliapter. JORDAN CONSERVA Earl L. Albertson Kenneth Alyea Jack Arnold Howard Barnett Lee Barrett Edmund Beardsley Paul Bechtold Beverly Benton Gerald Bettcher Robert Blu James Bowers ' " ■ " Doyle Bowman P. H. Brandes Keith Brown Paul Brown Merle Bucklew Calvin Burke Albert Canine Virginia Carnefix George Carothers Don Chandler James Chisler John Cooper Robert Cowan Eddie Cox David Corn Ralph Coverston Nick Craciunoiu Melvin Crafton Tharrell Davis Carl Dawson John Detroy John Dora James Edington Vernon Elbrecht Charles Ralph Em.erson Edward Emery Robert Evans Frances Fitzgerald Sidney Flack Charles F. Flynn Richard Foster Don Garrett Robert Goss Russell Goucher ' ' Leonard Granowsky Robert Grant Joseph Gremelspache] Robert Griffey Robert Gwyn Howard Hanscom Earl Harvey Virgil Hebert Morris Hendricks Malcolm Herr Jack Hicks James Hoggatt Donald Halzhausen Ira William Hopper James Hosmer Kenneth Hughes Stanton Hyer Ralph lula Verne Jacobs Carl F. Johnson Herbert Johnson ' Honorable Discharge. i Gave his Hfe for his country. DRY SERVICE ROLL Richard Jones Raymond Oster Jack R. Seward Herbert Kaiser Austin Parkhurst Golden A. Smith Gilbert Kellberg Lloyd Patten ' ■ ' Charles Squyres Don Kendall Paul Patterson Marven L. Stevens Charles Knowles Owen Paul Howard E. Stivers Harold Kottlowski Charles J. Payne §Orville E. Stone Lewis Kysar ' • ' Virgil Phemister Vincent Stouder Jackson E. Lang Mildred Phillips §Norris Swadener William Lett Paul Prall Paul E. Taylor Joseph Lewis Harold Planck Jean Vickery Robert McKinley §John Purky Malvin E. Walker Louis Mader David Ramsey Mark Walker Ralph Martz ' •Ervin Reed Maurice Watkins Harry Michels Mary Reynolds Gail Weimer Van Miller John V. Robbins Charles Wetzel Robert R. Mitchum Thomas A. Roe Robert Paul Wilson George W. Myers Paul W. Mueller Robert Rooker Vernon Roth Louis Rutan Paul Wingate James Winkle Winslow Wise Richard Niessink Arthur Schiller Tommie Wright Ben L. Niles Farrell Scott Dale Young ■■James Noble Sam Scott Leon Zawisza Ralph Thomas Norris William C. Seibcrt Joseph Zinkan 1 CONVOCATIONS Joseph Lautner, Chair man of Convocations The convocations held every Wednesday afternoon in the Student Hall provide a bright spot in the life of every student. These meetings provide a place for fellow students to meet, have their meetings, perform and hear the very interesting guest speakers. Mr. Lautner has been in charge of our convo- cation programs this year. He has done such a good job of planning these pro- grams that it is impossible to pick out one or two which were most interesting. On the schedule for the year ' s program were members of the faculty, includ- ing Madam Lautner, who told us about her experiences at Black Mountain Col- lege. We could have listened for hours; but unfortunately, there is a time limit on these meetings. Mrs. Lucille Wagner told us of the musical therapy work she had done this summer, a topic which has been of particular interest to all of us this year. Dean Bail from Butler University gave us a very timely lecture on " How to Study. " Dr. Dauner, former student and faculty member at Butler Uni- versity, related the story of Edward Arlington Robenson, well-known poet. She has done much research and recently wrote a book on his life. We learned " How to Compose " from Doctor Robert Sanders of Indiana University. Robert Tangeman who is also on the faculty at the Indiana University School of Music, spoke on Music History and then tested the student body on their ability to recognize the period in which certain compositions were written. While the  Budapest String Quartet was in Indianapolis, Mischa Schneider, the ' celHst of the quartet and Ernest Krenek, composer, came to Jordan and cheerfully sub- mitted themselves to our many questions. Mr. Schneider answered some ques- tions of the problems of the string instrument players. Mr. Krenek explained his quartet which was played for the first time here in Indianapolis. Doctor Stith Thompson talked to us on Indiana folk music. He played several record- ings to illustrate the kinds of folk music and the different ways in which it can be presented. Music in the church was discussed by John Milton Kelly, who explained the projects now under way to promote better music in the church. We found that he knew his business when he sang several sacred numbers for us. Then, there were the speakers who correlated music and other subjects. Mrs. Alice Wesenberg, professor at Butler University, gave a very interesting dis- cussion on " The Relationship of Music and Poetry. " She read several fine poems to us. Butler was again represented by Dean Shelton who spoke on " Music and Religion. " We enjoyed the discussion on drama and music, given by Doctor Harrison from Butler University. These comparisons helped us to realize that music is not an isolated art, but is present in many phases of life. The students of Jordan were well represented in our convocations this year. The voice department gave several programs, as well as the piano, instrumental, and ensemble departments. It was very interesting to hear what other students at Jordan are doing. Oh, yes, we musn ' t forget the memorable occasion when the entire convocation blended their voices to sing Verdi ' s " Requiem. " Even though it was a little " shaky " in places, we had a lot of fun. Some of the numbers we particularly enjoyed were the original composition of Mr. Beldon Leonard, played by the woodwind quintet, the Brahms Horn trio, and Bach concerto for three pianos. The theory department sponsored a program of original compositions of members of the student body. This opportunity to he ar our fellow students perform and to be able to do so ourselves is one which we think is well worth while, and we hope that it will be continued next year. Each convocation this year has been one of the highlights of the week. May we extend our vote of thanks to Mr. Lautner, who certainly succeeded in making the programs most interesting and varied.  BENJAMIN HARRISON DORM NEWS It is a dark, stormy night. Benjie Harrison is taking his usual midnight walk in the halls of his former home. Now it happens that the home is now occupied by 1 8 girls and their housemother, Mrs. Woodie. We of the Harrison HomiC don ' t think much about Benjie — we are too absorbed in our work — but at times we do feel his presence ver strongly. If Benjie should walk into the basement room of his home in which live Maxine Jack, Collene Phillips, and Marilyn Fisher, he would probably find furniture in the middle of the floor, clothes in a bunch on the bed, and the rug in a heap, for these girls, like all women, are fond of rearranging their rooms. As he ambulates up the stairs he would no doubt smell bacon frying, for Mrs. Woodie is probably preparing breakfast in her sleep for 18 hungry girls. Going still farther up the stairs he would spy one dozen roses on Alice Jean Fisher ' s dresser. (Wonder who sends them?) Peg Warner ' s faithful fiddle would be lying out waiting for her magic hands to pick it up. Going into the room next door, he would find Muriel Oeth studying her Fugue ( " fudge " she calls it) and newcomer Helen Utley dubbed " Ut " by her classmates. Coming down the hall he would hear the melodious strains of a ' cello from Mary Alice Dilling ' s room, but her roommate, Martha Shannon is probably visiting Muriel per usual. Benjie would certainly make it a point to visit the room of Dorothy Steinert, Rowena Lackey and Edythe Mae Brizius for the peels of laughter given forth there are inviting to anyone.  Harrison Home — Fro7tr row: Roivena Lackey and Billie Cole. Second Row: Edith Briziiis, Elaine Brown, Peggy Warner, Elsie Ruth Ycring, Dorothy Steinert, Collene Phillips, Waneta Reed, Mary Fekete. Third Row: Rose Rohner, Maxine Jack, Helen Drees, Dorothy Sorg, Helen Utley, Muriel Oeth, Martha Shannon. Still farther down the hall he would run into his old friend Dorothy Sor , who is this year rooming with Billie Cole. Dorothy is much more willing to meet Benjie ' s ghost than last year. The big freshman room is this year holding Mary Fekete, Helen Drees, Elaine Brown, and Elsie Ruth Young, who are looking forward to his visit. It is now dawn and Benjie must make his way homeward, but he is keeping in mind the busy and eventful lives of the girls at 1228.  THE LITTLE GREY HOUSE ON PENN The little grey house on Penn May look like a peaceful den, But lo, and behold The things that unfold In the little grey house on Penn. The housemother, gentle and kind Who seldom has much peace of mind Is the first you behold As you cross the threshold. Of the little grey house on Penn. Mary Jane gets her letters from Bill Each with its own special thrill. Betty Sue, our able exec, Has a quick smile always on deck In the little grey house on Penn. There ' s Esther who often gets flowers And dreams of her Bob in off hours. Colleen with her Chinablue eyes Has an impish smile she can ' t disguise In the little grey house on Penn. The desk with pictures o ' er laden Belongs to Jody, the Kentuck ' maiden. Chick has men on the string. But refuses to tell us a thing. In the little grey house on Penn. Now, Frances burns the midnight oil. But sad to say ' tis not for toil. Little Connie ' s cooking is quite a treat Furthermore it ' s hard to beat, In the little grey house on Penn. Though Bert toils o ' er German translations She finds time for numerous flirtations. While Willie, the lucky young thing. Features a beautiful diamond ring. In the little grey house on Penn. Florine always goes us one better When it comes to receiving a letter. But it ' s Charlotte, the gal with the pep, Who rushes around with a lively step. In the little grey house on Penn. Introducing " Oh, you kid " Bunny, The dorm ' s newest honey. Perhaps this may stink, But it ' s so hard to think In the little grey house on Penn. (The house without any men!)  Addie M. Page, Houseinofhcr Penn Dorm — Front row: Mary Euphrat, Connie McChire. Second roiu: Mary Jane Harper, Colleen Schipper, Lila Brady, Betty Sue Nicholson. Third row: Roberta Asa, Charlotte Moulton, Jody Brown, Florine Ditff, Peggy Hester, Esther Schinbeckler, and Frances Logan.  JORDAN ANNEX May we present the newest member of the femme dorms, the Jordan Annex. Our clan has in its midst three sophomores, three freshmen and one special piano student. We ' re all alive in spite of the fact that even with a microscope not a single spring can be found in our beds. And now something about the inhabitants of the Annex. Ruby, our wonderful house-mama, says " Lights out and quiet everybody, " almost every night at 11:00. One night Annie crept in to see if mama was setting a good example. What greeted her ears? You guessed it — bla, bla, bla. Ruby blamed it on Stamper. Jan is not only a good pianist, but a super magician. The best trick was the short-sheeting of her colleagues during Thanksgiving vacation. Jan was very sweet — she made all the beds — (at the point of a knife.) Yes, and there is Phyl, the Clementine of the Annex. You know — " num- ber nines. " Who cares — she is a swell gal and plays clarinet like we would all like to. Columbia City came to Jordan with a BANG. Cassaday and Eberhard. We know what Mr. Hovey meant when he said, " Poor Welty, those two in the same band! " Marymae is Miss Henderson ' s little helper. The servicemen like to hear her sing, but her heart belongs to Harry. Janet, who hails from Seattle, is all dimples and a cute giggle. She talks in her sleep, so we know that the man of the moment is Bud of V-12. And then there is red-head deluxe Vi Villard. Have you heard her play the organ? Despite the male pulchritude at Jordan she remains loyal to the Navy. Last, but not least, there is Mac — christened Mary Jane McCullough. Her soul is wrapped up in the clarinet, but her heart belongs to Art, whose photo constantly at her bedside. Anjtex Dorm — Rtiby Montgomery, Violet Villard, Phyllis Eberhart, Miriam Cassaday, Mary Jane McCjillough, and Marymae Stamper.  GOSSIP THEY ASKED ME FOR ' ' Letters, servicemen home on furlough, U. S. O. duty night, packed street cars and busses, and still letters — thus goes life at Jordan in this year of war. What with some fifty-odd freshmen adorning our campus since September, Jordan again takes on an air of festivity. Even the basement again jumps with jive as Errol sends us all. Seniors are all looking forward to June and graduation. Peg Hester has the Marines well in hand — or at least one could gather that conclusion from the daily mail report. " She wears a pair of silver wings " — evidence, B. J. Miller from one " Bob " of Nebraska fame. Roberta Asa has such a time deciding which man she should shower her attention on. May the best man win, Bobby! New sparklers attracting attention are worn by Maxine Jack and Wilma Catherine Byfield, the Navy sharing in their delight. " Sweet and Lovely " — so describes our newest trio Ruby Montgomery, Marymae Stamper, and Betty Bower. Mr. Hickman keeps them busy doing camp shows. Martha Rose Spaulding keeps everyone in a dither wondering about her romances — she wears Army Air Corps and Finance pins — loyal to them both. What would Jordan be without jovial Marian Thompson? — she and Lucy Smith just make people laugh listening to their giggles. ??? VHAT WOULD HAPPEN??? . . if " The Inseparables " Stinson and Martin could or would ever break down and act dignified — together? . . if we no longer heard the Ferrelli ' s melodious (?) voice yodelling B-flats down Jordan ' s specious corridors? ... if Violet Villard ever broke loose and went wild? ... if Jordan Freshmen would act like human beings for a day? .... if Jack Reich ever moved any faster than a snail going to see his moth- er-in-law? ... if Furlow weren ' t familiar? . . . . if Charlotte Moulton didn ' t have her perpetual wad of gum? . . ..if Carmen Featherstone learned to walk down steps without falling down the last flight? ... if we couldn ' t hear Mr. Jefry ' s voice lessons all over the 1116 building? ... if anyone could find a practice room any time he needed one? ... if Senator Blab McCord forgot how to giggle? if Joanne Vel-ul — Vel-uh — Willo-un, well, you know whoever walked out of a class without forgetting something? ... if the love-light ever faded from the bovine eyes of Martin the Bohn? ... if the Madame ' s artistic soul wouldn ' t be offended by wearing shoes that matched? ... if " Quiet, Please " ever reigned in the library? ... if Shirley (the Whistler) McVeigh ever sang in Sight Singing Class? Gawd Help Us!!!!! JORDAN WOULD NO LONGER BE AN INSTITUTION!!! IT MIGHT BE A CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC!!!!!  rT, »oH — SOCIAL EVENTS Bigger, better and more social events was the aim of the Social Activities Committee in this school 3 ' ear of 1944- ' 45. Immediately following the beginning of school a program of activities was outlined. The initial event was an evening of skating at Rollerland. In addition to the pleasure derived and the removal of a good many " piano-bench kinks, " the party served as a means to an end. It aroused in the students the desire for more such source of diversion. This desire was realized with the advent of the traditional Hell Week Party. Having endured a week of hell, the freshmen were rewarded with an informal party in their honor. The evening was packed full of entertainment, including a mock court, impromptu dramatizations, bon fire and snake dance, and miscel- laneous games. David Stinson and Miriam Cassaday were crowned king and queen of the event because of their outstanding sportsmanship and comical dress during Hell Week. After the crowning ceremonies, their majesties led their classmates through the dreaded ghost walk. Having concluded the nonsensical  portion of the evening, dancing to the delightful melodies of an informal jive ensemble completed the evening of fun. The success of this venture incited greater enthusiasm for the next event. Ideas for the Sadie Hawkins Dance flowed thick and fast. Bulletin boards were kept alive with ingenuous posters contributed by the artistic students in our midst. The dance itself met all expectations. The Odeon was miraculously transformed, via decorations, into the town of Dogpatch. The theme of the party was carried out, with the girls taking the offensive and the boys the defensive. Since the latter were slightly outnum- bered, this proved to be an appropriate plan of attack. The situation improved, however, with the arrival of a large number of service men, augmenting the male attendance. Music for dancing was contributed by Bel Leonard and his hillbilly string quartet with saxaphone. The renditions were unforgettable. Every- one ultimately derived much pleasure from this party. (Especially after the men arrived.) The final event of the year 1944 proved to be a successful one, measured not by the number in attendance, nor by the cleverness in decoration, but by the service rendered. Preceding Christmas vacation on a clear, cold night, traditional Christmas carols were presented to the families of Indianapolis. Especially in the homes where the boys are away in service of our country were these age-old songs appreciated. The carolers were rewarded by the mo- mentary peace the music seemed to bring into their troubled hearts. It seemed a fitting and proper ending to the events of the year. Because of the early publication date, activities for the second semester will have to remain a mystery as far as the Opus is concerned; however, it is assured that by the time of distribution events of the spring term will have become an unforgettable reality to all the sudents.  HELL-WEEK REPORT October 23, 1944 was a red-letter day here at Jordan. A week of Hell for all innocent Freshmen. Well, Freshmen anyway! It is still an argument between the Freshmen boys and girls as to who received the worst treatment. As for the boys — " Roll up your pants legs so you can show your shapely legs. That ' s better. Now, let ' s see — take off that tie and put on this big green sash. Where ' s your Freshman beanie? Now, where ' s your bag with the shoe shine brush and polish, jaw breaker, chewing gum, hammer, pins, etc., in it? Of course, you little boys know you can ' t shave for a w hole week? " Finally, with a sigh of disgust and a streak of blue words under their breath, they picked up their million and one articles and proceeded to the first class. As for the girls — this period of time was a very trying affair. Especially for the two lone Freshmen at the Pennsylvania dormitory. One daily routine was to make all the beds in the dormitory. One special noon hour was spent in the Colonial Tea Room. These two abused little girls were allowed only a knife with which to eat. Yes, j ' ou guessed ir — peas were on the menu. One of the girls was evidently getting pretty des- perate, because she asked a strange man to marry her. He wasn ' t a spring chicken either. The last night of Hell-Week found the girls from the Annex at the Penn. dorm. You see no one escaped the scheming upper-classmen. The evening was completed with refreshments being served. The Harrison dormitory was very calm. — Who said that? The gals wore the most beautiful costumes. Striped sweaters, plaid skirts, red beads, purple hair bows, one black sock, one green sock, one black shoe, one brown shoe, pigtails, transparent purses commonly called fruit jars, etc. Freshmen were seen on their knees and going upstairs and downstairs back- wards. Talk about the girls having to eat at the Colonial! There were two girls here that ate their milk with a knife. A whole glass of it, too! One person was seen shining approximately eleven pairs of shoes in one evening. All in all, though, we had a perfectly marvelous time. Wednesday night ended our three days of Hell simply because of Teacher ' s Institute. Oh, how we Freshmen love the teachers! Yes, fellow classmates, this is one week of our school career that we shall never forget. We were tortured, teased, torn, turned down and trampled upon, but we had a wonderful time and we hold no grudges against the Upperclassmen. Just wait until the Freshmen come in next j ' ear!  %,,l ipN % , SIGHTS SEEN ONLY AT JORDAN  Front row: Holman, Young, Kindy, Patterson, Yillard, McCullough, Albright, Featherstone, Fekete, and McCord. Second roic: Brown, Brady, Moiclton, Cassaday, Jack, Phillips, Breedlove, Carlson, Myers, Bailey, and Drees. Third roic: Bruner, Stinson, Martin, Reich, Katzbach, Viellien, Bohn, Martin, and Furl oil ' . Front row: Montgomery, Harrington, Hoffman, Fisher, Stamper, Foust, and Byfield. Second row: Hoover, Steinert, Cole, Steinkeller, Duff, Boicers, Johnson. Third row: Brigner, Asa, Sorg, Ferrell, Smith, Shannon, and Eberhard.  Jo Marilyn Brown, Louisville, Kentucky Mary Euphrat, Fort Wayne, Ind. Helen Fowler, Washington, D. C.  Jeanne Havens, Greenfield Rosemary Lang, Indianapolis Gerald Padgeft, Dusser Martha Spalding, Indianapolis Helen Utley, Evansville Margaret Warner, Union City  s R [41 J Justine Bansbach Music Education (Piano) SAI, Chorus Shelbyville Robert Barton Craw fords ville Music Education (Clarinet) Sinfonia, Philharmonic Choir Mary Alice Billing Violoncello West Palm Beach, Fla. SAI, Conservatory Orchestra, String Quartette, Member of Faculty Mary Jane Harper Sharpsville Music Education (Clarinet) President Phi Sigma Mu, Orchestra, Band Blanch Harris Music Education (Piano) Chorus Indianapolis Margaret Hester Charlestown Music Education (Voice) Copy Editor Opus IV, Editor-in-Chief Opus V, Mu Phi Epsilon, Philharmonic Choir Mary Jane Kent Music Education (Piano) Phi Si ma Mu, Mu Phi Epsilon, Chorus Sandborn Mary Margaret Lee Alexandria Music Education (Piano) Phi Sigma Mu, Delta Gamma, Philharmonic Choir Francis Logan Voice Philharmonic Choir Warsaw Paul McDowell Fort Wayne Music Education (Bassoon) Sinfonia, IndianapoUs Symphony, Member of Jordan Faculty, Orchestra Betty Jean Miller Music Education (Voice) SAI, Opus Staff, Philharmonic Choir Indianapolis Peggy Million Radio Art Editor, Butler Faculty Indianapolis Betty Sue Nicholson Cambridge City Music Education (Voice) President of SAI, 1944- ' 45, President of Student Council, Philharmonic Choir Colleen Schipper Plymouth Piano Faculty, SAI, Chorus Muriel Oeth Evansville Music Education (Piano) Phi Sigma Mu, Chorus Helen Quig Indianapolis Organ Mu Phi Epsilon, Organ and Piano, Faculty Marion Thompson Indianapolis Music Education (Voice) Phi Sigma Mu, Jordan Civic Opera, Philharmonic Choir Esther Schinbeckler Piano Mu Phi EpsUon, Orchestra Carlisle B. M. FLORA Fhone Ri. 1783 PEOPLE ' S CLEANERS QUALITY WORK AND SERVICE ♦ 116 East 13ih Street Indianapolis, Ind. COLONIAL TEA ROOM 1433 North Pennsylvania Street LUNCHEONS - - - 11:30-1:30 DINNERS - - - 5:00-7:30 Riley 0763 Indianapolis DORN ' S CUT-PRICE DRUGS 1301 North Pennsylvania Street Lincoln 6319 WHERE STUDENTS MEET CIRCLE ENGRAVING CO. Market 4334 151 East Maryland Street Indianapolis, Ind. CLARENCE E. CRIPPIN SON, INC. 225 N. New Jersey St. PR. 2436 Indianapolis Printers to ARTHUR JORDAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC and the INDIANA STATE SYMPHONY SOCIETY MRS. MAC ' S GRILL 1309 North Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis, Ind. MARTENS CONCERTS, Inc. 1945-46 Season Where Musicians Meet ENGLISH THEATRE Monday Eve., Oct. 22 — Rigoletto, Opera — GLADYS ALWES a Charles L. V agner production. Sun. Aft., Nov. 25 — Artur Rubenstein, world renown pianist. Music Shoppe Mon. Eve., Jan. 7 — Alicia Markovo and Antondolin and their ensemble of world ' s greatest dancers. MUSIC FOR ALL NEEDS Sun. 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