George Washington High School - Compass Yearbook (Alexandria, VA)

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a J 3 Nineteen hundred and forty Published by (jeorcje 1 Uadhln ton J4i L S cLoo( Alexandria, Virginia PIERCE ELLIS Editor McRAE WERTH Subscription Manager H HAROLD S.BERKOW Advertising Manager2 dlca tion Because he knows how to laugh with his students—because his sincere and spontaneous manner has won the respect and admiration of the entire student body— because when it has been necessary, he has been firm—but always just—because he has brought into his relationship with students the informality and comradeship that have made his classes a pleasure—we. the seniors of George Washington High School, dedicate the 1 940 Compass to i x 01 f l soberl W. LjarnerLife at G. W.—interpreted by the author and poet—symbolized by the sculptor— visualized by the photographer—caricatured by the cartoonist—personalized by the autographs of its graduates—dignified by the presence of the faculty—given variety and zest by marching cadets and strong-armed athletes—life at George Washington High!CINI ITypical of its progressiveness is this modern facade which welcomes student and visitor alike to George Washington High. Silence prevails over the emptiness—but magically, at the sound of a bell, silence gives way to the babble of eager young voices.Sunlight softly caresses chairs vacant at the close of day. and in orderly array stand the vari-col-ored volumes. A laboratory is a composite of rows of intriguing bottles, technical charts, baffling symbols on a board, shining chromium faucets!In quiet splendor for all to see, rest awards gained in literary and athletic contests. Under the watchful eye of George Washington, a familiar stairway is silhouetted against the afternoon sun.Gray - robed graduates receiving white diplomas . . . the last year in high school completed ... the Prom. Senior Day. Commencement ... all happy memories now . . . leaving G. W. to take their places in the world . . . to carve a career for themselves ... to become part of the bulwark of the nation! C. Major J. Aitchhson B. J. Warfield SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President ....................... Vice-President, First Semester... Secretary. First Semester ...... Vice-President. Second Semester Secretary. Second Semester_______ Parliamentarian Sponsor ...........Jack Aitcheson ...........Carlyle iMajor .....Betty Jane Warfibld ...........Edward Snyder ......Mary Lee Williams ........Winston Williams ........Mr. Irving Lindsey E. Snyder M. L. Williams W. Williams0JLU “I’m always being blamed for everything that happens! Drat chemistry anyway.” A pathetic situation, but we can’t see how anyone with such a sunny disposition could be blamed for anything. Keep it, Jane, and you'll not be blamed often. Blame it on Mr. Hillman — this girl wants to be a chemist. Lorrane has been a loyal and hard-working member of the Spanish Club and the Silver Dollar History Club. As for her classes, you can judge for yourself when you know th3t last year Lorrane was one of the few chosen to take part in the state-wide Spanish Tournament. Ann is the girl with the friendly smile whom we saw around school. And what did the friendly smiles do for us? They made us feel cheerful. What happens when we feel cheerful? We are cheerful to people. What is the net result? We have many friends. This is Ann, radiating happiness wherever she goes. Fannie hails from Charlottesville. Virginia. She was a member of the Commercial and the Silver Dollar History Clubs. You will find her hobbies are on the energetic side, skating and tennis. Fannie will enter the secretarial field after completing a course at Strayer’s Business College. c iA. Virginia has been connected in one way or other with the last three plays which the Dramatic Club has given; she directed one hit. “Pink and Patches.” Virginia’s main interest is good music. She has worked on this year's Compass as head of the activities section. Vivian’s hobby is sewing. She spends most of her spare time doing this, but she also enjoys going to the movies and attending football games. She has been a member of the Pep Club throughout her whole high school term. Steve’s favorite sport is baseball. He just dotes on it and sees all the games he possibly can. He is also an advocate of bowling as an excellent way to have fun. For his school activities he has taken part in both the Latin and Dance Clubs, being particularly active whenever picnics and entertainments were planned. Joe seems to have a way of getting himself elected as president of clubs. Under his direction the newly formed Social Club became very popular and- did much good work, and the Silver Dollar History Club continued to be successful. His quiet, charming manner as well as his executive ability will be missed at G. W. Joe’s efforts along the line of the drama were given excellent press notices. [ usL vd ■ Dick, on graduating from G. W.t plans to continue his education at the University of Virginia, where he will study law. Dick, who can always be recognized by his ready smile, has been a member of the Silver Dollar History Club, and was in the Cadet Corps in 1936, 1937 and 1938. Peter was one of the super-Beau Brum-mels of the school. When he wasn’t pursuing this art. he found time for a little baseball, basketball and golf. In fact, all his extra-curricular activities tie up with athletics. He won his letter for basketball and played on the school-sponsored golf team. His weekly column in the paper has been followed with much interest by sports fans.Johnny was one of the best tackles on the varsity football squad and we will miss his playing. We expect him to make a success of his chosen career, which is aviation. To gain knowledge in this field, he will go to Pensacola, Fla., where the Navy has a training field. One of Pierce’s many hobbies is photography. As editor-in-chief of the 1940 Compass, he has had a good excuse for carrying his camera at all times. He has represented G. W. H. S. in debates and public speaking in inter-scholastic contests for several years. Because of his definite contributions in many activities and wholehearted cooperation in all. Pierce is recognized as an outstanding figure in the class of 1940. Winant has taken quite an active part in school activities during his years at G. W. To prove this, you could find him as a hall monitor, working on the advertising staff of the Compass and helping Mr. Lindsey. He is a member of the Pep Club and Debate Club. In 1938 he was the winner of the prize awarded by the Tuberculosis Association for the best essay. He hopes to go to college and major in history, his favorite subject. “Lcgs" Herrcll. as he is sometimes referred to by his fellow students, received his name because of his speed on the football field. Gordy is an active member of the Monogram. the Pep. and the Silver Dollar History Clubs. After graduation he plans to study architecture. If it takes brains to become president, Edith will be the first woman in the office. Her talents run along every line from making her own clothes to being the best typist and writer of shorthand in Miss Crumley's classes. Mr. Lindsey also found her to be a very satisfactory assistant.Amy's favorite pastime is sewing, so naturally the sewing classes have been popular with her. She also likes outside activities such as movies and clubs. She has been a member of the Silver Dollar History Club for the past year and also attended the Pep rallies. Amy has not yet decided what she wants to do when she graduates. 3 Betty has belonged to the Latin. Pep and Debate Clubs, and was on the hockey team. She is going to Mary Washington College where she will major in mathematics. We must try to visualize our Betty as a ’ school-marm,’’ as that profession is her goal. Even Dante’s Beatrice was not more beloved than is our Beatrice. Have you ever seen a person who was radiant with friendly appeal Here's such a person. Her aspirations turn toward stenography, but it is our piivate opinion that there are fields which need blonde beauty more than this one. Gloria’s hobby is singing. One of these days she would like to turn this hobby into a career. After her graduation, however, she will attend a business school. Gloria has been a member of the Pep Club. Spanish Club, and Dance Club. w- Jimmy is a confirmed jitterbug. Is there a swing orchestra whose theme he can't recognize? Unlike the usual high school jitterbug. Jimmy is always impeccably dressed. He was one of the best instructors in the Dance Club. Watch the headlines in the next few years. Here is another Fred Astaire in the making!|“T Jerry ranks first among the students for his gay. witty nature. You could always find Jerry adding his humor to the Student Council and the Silver Dollar History Club. In athletics he made the varsity baseball squad of '39. Jerry's plans for the future Carlyle has worked for the Compass on the subscription staff this year. Besides this, he was vice-president of the Senior Class and a great follower of sports at school and at home. He was a member of the Student Council and also vice-president of his class in his junior year. Carlyle intends to study law at college and make it his profession. 03. Numerous hobbies occupy Charley's spare time. Among these are weight lifting. sports, and collecting relics of the Civil War. Charley has also been active in extracurricular activities. He was a member of the Pep Club, has played on the cake team snce 1937. and was a sports editor of the 1 940 Compass. After graduation Charley's ambition is to become a reporter. tftxo s. ?nol«u Bobby, who is not planning to enter college. has taken a general course. He was a prominent member of the Silver Dollar History Club. Outstanding in the field of sports. Bobby was a guard on the junior varsity football team during his years in school. Arthur, who is better known as Moe. is one of our graduating football players. Moe has been playing football for the last two years and can be considered a veteran. However. this is not the only sport in which he saw action. During the baseball season he could be found behind the plate where he performed like a professional.Here is another of our dependable secretaries, which is as it should be. since her favorite subject is shorthand. After leaving high school, she plans to go to Strayer's Business College, where she will continue her work. She says that as a last resort she will write short stories, but we don't think she will have to resort to the last resort. Harry is noted for his quiet and hardworking nature. His plans are to enter Columbia Tech to study aeronautical engineering after graduation. He is particularly interested in the sports of G. W. He took a general course, and participated in the activities of the Skyscrapers Club and the Pep Club. Bill, as he prefers to be called, has been one of the most able leaders in our class. He was president of the Public Speaking Club and Red Cross representative for his homeroom. Bill is very well informed, particularly on current events, and he can always carry on a lively discussion in this field. G. W.'s new printing class has claimed Rand Norton, as printing became his main interest in school. He can regularly be seen during his spare time in the print shop. Rand will try to get a job as a railroad clerk after graduation. Ralph’s pet hobby is reporting. At all the games and other big events he was seen sporting a big camera, which made him look quite superior. However, he always saw to it that George Washington got the proper publicity, so what more could we ask? He has already begun his career as a newspaperman by working at the Alexandria Gazette office.This school-spirited senior has been active ever since he entered the halls of G. W. First he entered the Cadet Corps, where he rose to rank of corporal. Then his career as an athlete began. He has been on the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams. He also found time to belong to the Pep, Glee, Monogram, and Dance Clubs. Elizabeth is a transfer student from Bowen High School, in Chicago. Illinois. There she was a member of the Honor Society. the Jacket Girls, the Girl Reserves, and the Homemaking Club. Elizabeth will go back to Chicago to train for a nursing career. When she leaves G. W.. Ella will go in training in Chicago, her home town, to be a nurse. Her favorite hobby is ice skating, in which she can cut a figure 8 on anybody’s rink. At Bowen High School, in Chicago, she took an active part in various clubs and organizations. Zoe has been active at G. W., and has belonged to the Pep Club. Silver Dollar History Club and Theodore Ficklin Literary Society. She was also a lieutenant in the Cadet Corps. She hopes to attend Sweet Briar College and plans to model clothes as a vocation. Henry has taken a college preparatory course to prepare himself for civil engineering. He has always wanted to become a civil engineer and we feel certain that he will be a success in this field. Henry will attend Harvard University upon graduating from G. W. One of his hobbies is rowing. in which he takes great interest. He has been a member of the Cadet Corps while at G. W.Margaret was a member of the Silver Dollar History Club, the Pep Club, and the Sewing Club. When she graduates, she hopes to get a job as a typist or a file clerk. Margaret will not be disappointed if she doesn’t, because she thinks the job of a homemaker would fit her just as well. Walter has been “it” in the Cadet Corps. Whenever there was work to be done, it was Captain-Adjutant Sanford who did it. He was also in charge of the cadet section for the boys in the Compass. The Saber and Silver Dollar History Clubs claimed him this year, and after school hours he was an ardent rooter for the teams. Helen Snyder—Air Hostess. She plans to have this title in the near future. After graduation she hopes to attend George Washington University for two years and then go into training at Garfield Hospital, as only registered nurses are eligible to be air hostesses. While in high school Helen participated in the Cadet Corps and belonged to the Commercial, Dramatic, Pep, and Glee Clubs. Ym tu. U “Alfalfa” is a tall, lanky lad who expects to attend V. M. I. when he graduates from G. W. There he will take a course in civil engineering. While in G. W. "Alfalfa'' belonged to the Silver Dollar History Club, the Pep Club, the Cadet Corps, and the French Club. Kenny is very much interested in sports. He has been very active on the football and baseball teams of the Boys' Club. He is another ardent movie fan. and goes whenever the opportunity presents itself. Shorthand and typing are his favorite subjects, and. in spite of his fondness for movies, he never let his pleasures interfere with his lessons. MCM7 his friendly G. W. boy came to us from Montreal. Canada, although he has received his education here. Gordon’s chief interest was in the various sports of the school, but he was also a member of the Silver Dollar History Club and the Pep Club. Gordon served in the Cadet Corps as well. His plans for the future are uncertain. Dorothy was another of our versatile cheer leaders. Besides being present and leading us in our yells, she also had so much school spirit that she engaged in many activities at G. W. Dorothy also sang with the Glee Club and gave her wholehearted cooperation to the club projects. CLa UJQJL-u. "A Dramatic attempts first put Claude before the student body. As one of the main characters in ’'The Ghost Train'' he was excellently received. Claude has changed schools so many times that it would take quite a few of our precious minutes to list them ail. A friend to all. Claude is generally well liked by his fellow students. e e6y z? c4i re. Blanche is known for her giggling. Like many another girl her age. she is proficient in the art. The favorite subject of this tall brunette was shorthand. Consequently she plans to enter Strayer’s Business College now that she has finished high school. Her hobby is candid photography, much to the sorrow of her entire family. Betty Jane is one of those people who are always smiling. Maybe this is the reason why we elected her secretary-treasurer of the Senior Class. Betty Jane also was a member of the Glee Club and of the Dance Club. Outside of school she often writes poetry on events of world-shaking importance—to her.Genius is the word for Barbara. 'Taint fair for one girl to be so smart. Barbara has received honorable mention in the State Spanish Tournament, and was salutatorian of the February class. She is going to college and will major in Spanish and chemistry. "Zinky” is a member of the Silver Dollar History Club and the Pep Club;, in 1937 he played junior varsity football. Upon graduation in February, he plans to travel until the time comes for him to enter V. P. I. Biology was his favorite subject in high school and he hopes some day to become a biologist. Jack was president of the Senior Class this year, and a good one he made. He was a member of the French Club, and played basketball. Jack's main interests outside of G. W. are camping trips and wood lore. He plans to study mechanical engineering at either V. P. I. or V. M. I. Shirley came to G. W. from John Marshall High School, of Richmond. Virginia, where she was a member of the Glee Club. Here she has become a member of the Glee and the Pep Clubs. She is noted for her sparkling personality and her cheer leading at games and rallies. Sports are her hobby and a position as stenographer is her aim in life. Marilyn was a typist for the 1940 Compass, so she has been a busy person this year. After graduation in June she hopes to get a position as secretary. She came to G. W. from Roosevelt High in Washington, but in her short time with us she has become a real G. W. student.Gladys is taking a general course and commercial subjects are her favorites. She hopes to become a salesgirl in a department store after graduation. Letter writing and collecting souvenirs are her hobbies. She has been a member of the Commercial Club and Pep Club. When Grace left the Cadet Corps, she had reached the rank of sergeant. What other spare time she had was given over to the Silver Dollar History Club and the Pep Club. She took the secretarial course and found shorthand her favorite subject. After graduation, Grace plans to continue her study at a business college. Ruth had three years of service in the Cadet Corps, and was a company sergeant when she left, but now she spends extra energy on her hobbies, which are collecting school papers, pennants and souvenirs. Ruth plans to be a nurse, in preparation for which she will study at Georgetown University Hospital. Bill is one of the greatest “argufiers" in the business. This is brought out by the fact that he was always to be depended upon to carry on a discussion in class and enlarge upon a point in such a way as to lead the teacher into believing that he knew the answer. Well, perhaps he did—sometimes. Marion, who has been one of our quiet, resourceful girls, has confined her activity to membership on the Student Council. Her pastimes are tennis and dancing. She hopes to become a stenographer. Florine plans to go to Strayer’s College to continue her study in the secretarial field. She has been a cheer leader, a member of the junior varsity basketball team, and a member of many clubs during her high school years. Linwood’s chief hobby is swing and collecting swing records. His enjoyment of swing is topped by only one other thing, his love of relaxation. While at G. W. he was a member of both the Pep and the Silver Dollar History Clubs. His future plans are now indefinite. He may continue school at the University of Virginia, but first he believes that he needs a six months’ rest. Since he has been here. Charles has taken the lead in dramatics and student government. He is a charter member of the local Thespian Society, was Junior Class president. and president of the Student Council for 1939-40. Charles was also one of the outstanding students scholastically. He devotes much of his leisure time to music and reading. Sadie, as her friends call her. has been very active in her high school life. She has belonged to the Pep. Commercial, and Silver Dollar History Clubs. In the Cadet Corps she attained the position of company sergeant: in student government activity she has been a representative to the Student Council. After graduation she plans to attend a commercial school. Who can forget the "girl he left behind him” in "her” black satin dress as portrayed by Alfred Block in that classic. "The Womanless Wedding"? Besides this dramatic ability, Alfred has also been very proficient in sports, having been a football and 3 track star. When he leaves G. W., Alfred would like to be a salesman. Amy is the dark-haired girl with the dimples—the only one of us who understands physics. She has figured prominently in athletics by playing on the basketball team ever since she has been in high school. Amy is one of those fortunate mortals who has brains as well as beauty—proving that all is not hopeless in our generation. Edwin's hobbies are model airplane building and sports, but he hasn't neglected school organizations. While at G. W. he has been a member of the Pep and the Skyscrapers Clubs, and also has been on the rifle team. After graduation Edwin hopes to design airplanes, so watch for an announcement that Unde Sam has accepted a Bohlayer model. Margaret is the quiet but mischievous half of the inseparable Bohlayer sisters. Since she has been in high school she has been active in several fields. Football season always found her rooting loud and long for G. W.: Glee Club time found her singing just as enthusiastically: and when basketball time came along, there you would find her playing the game with all her might. Helen's ambitions are to become a private secretary and to travel a great deal. During her time at George Washington she has been a member of the French Club. Spelling Club. Pep Club, and the Silver Dollar History Club. She is also very much interested in sports. After graduation she will go to Straycr's Business College in Washington. 3fcCLA oXZtJ Robert proves the saying that the "best things come in small packages." He’s been on the cake team for several years, and was a member of the Latin. Biology, and Silver Dollar History Clubs. Outside of school he spends his time with radio sets and stamp collections. Stuart transferred to G. W. from Porter High School, in Maine. Within a very short time he found a place on the rifle team. He names hunting and fishing as his hobbies. Of all the subjects he has taken, algebra was his favorite. This brown-eyed brunette with a cute Southern accent came to us from Petersburg. Virginia. She has been active in the Cadet Corps. Commercial. Pep. Dance and Silver Dollar History Clubs. She is planning to receive further training at Strayer’s Business College, so that she may go into secretarial work. Mary's ambition is to go to the Washington School for Secretaries to study to become a private secretary. She is also interested in singing and dancing. Mary has belonged to the Pep. Sewing, and Commercial Clubs, and has been a member of the Cadet Corps during her years at George Washington. Billy, as his high school friends know him, entered G. W. in September. 1935. He has been a member of several clubs including the Pep Club, the Photography Club, and the Spanish Club. He also played on the cake team in 1937. After graduation he intends to go to Emory and Henry College where he will study electrical engineering. Peggy has been a valuable member of the Compass staff in her capacity as typist In addition to being a skilled typist, she is also well known in the field of debating, and has been an active member of the Debate Club. After graduation Peggy hopes to go to college. We know that her likable personality will make her as popular there as she has been here. Catherine's plan after graduation from G. W. is to become a beauty operator. In the general course which she took, sewing was her favorite subject. Catherine was an active member of the Pep Club for four years. Since entering high school. Ellen has taken an active part in many of our school clubs, including the Debate Club. Library Club. Silver Dollar History Club, and the Arts and Crafts Club. After graduation she will attend a junior college and then she hopes to go in training to become a nurse. “Appearances are often deceitful." which explains why merely seeing Jean gives one the wrong impression. Her outward look is one of quietness, but underneath that is a sparkling personality hard to equal. She has been an enthusiastic supporter of, and hard worker in. the Glee Club and the Athletic Association. This little girl is as quiet as the proverbial mouse. She has been a member of the Pep. the Biology. Dance, and the Silver Dollar History Clubs. She has taken the secretarial course, which she wants to continue by attending Strayer’s Business College. Later she hopes to become a secretary. If we’re not mistaken, she’s bound to succeed. 77 - •— » j Diminutive—bright eyed—dark haired —friendly—that is Marie as we all know her. Shy, quiet, reserved—the characteristics which make her beloved to all who may list her as an acquaintance. We are proud to have had Marie a member of the class.Elsie Mae. one of our school-spirited students. has attended all the G. W. games and brought lots of enthusiasm with her. In taking the secretarial course, she has found that typing and shorthand are her favorite subjects. Naturally she was a member of the Commercial Club. In addition to attending these meetings, she went to the rallies of the Pep Club. Hilda is one of the music lovers in our school. She has been prominent in the Glee Club and enjoyed it more than any other. Homemaking, however, was her favorite subject. Hilda is an ardent movie fan and loves to collect pictures of the stars. Charles plans to attend the University of Virginia after completing his high school course. There he will study history which he hopes to teach some day. Needless to say. history has been his favorite high school subject. Charles has been a member of the Library Club, the Silver Dollar History Club, and the Pep Club. Jc Scott is a busy member of the Silver Dollar History Club, the Ping Pong Club, and the Latin Club. Outside of school, his time is occupied by collecting stamps of which he has a great variety. As to what he will do when he leaves school. Scott is undecided. Peter has taken the general course during his four years of school. Mechanics interest him most, and after graduating he hopes to attend a technical school, where he will take a course that will aid him to become a machinist. He has belonged to the Pep. Glee, and Public Speaking Club, and was a member of the Cadet Corps for one year.CL Q. Chick is one of the live wires with a good heart. Nothing that the school has endorsed is too big for him to tackle. However. like most of us. he often got into mischief, but since he was so full of excuses that he never used the same one twice, he often got out again. Chick got so much fun out of everything that most students knew him as a friend. This quiet blonde-haired girl is liked by all who know her. She is a native Alexandrian and proud of the fact. While in G. W.. she has been an active member of the Cadet Corps and of the Pep. Dramatic, and Silver Dollar History Clubs. Her hobbies are swimming and bicvcling. and her ambition is to become a secretary. Jack believes that “none but the brave deserve the fair." and he will go to the most extreme ends to prove this. He has always been active in dramatics and is full of that school spirit necessary to make him one of the “play boys of G. W.“ Jack was a member of the Contestants Club and has represented us in the contests at Charlottesville. Virginia transferred from Wilson. N. C.. in her junior'year. Since coming to G. W., she has been a member of the Home Economics Club and Glee Club. A girl of varied interests, she enjoys outdoor sports, skating, and dancing. Her plans following graduation are indefinite. Sellwood's ambition is to become an accountant. To further his knowledge in this field, bookkeeping has been his main subject at G. W. He plans to attend Benjamin Franklin University, where he will specialize in his chosen profession.Perhaps Frank's best-liked hobby is football—he is an indispensable player on the Rosemont Eagles’ team. In school, while he was in the Chevrons Club, he added much to its activities. Frank now has joined the ranks of those interested in America's popular hobby—stamp collecting. “Wanna sell a stamp? ' School days have certainly been packed full of activity for Muriel, because of her memberships in- the Pep. Commercial, and Library Clubs, and also because of her work in the Cadet Corps. She took time out for her hobbies and favorite sports, which arc skating, dancing, and swimming. She was a commercial srudent and some day hopes to become an efficient secretary. Billy has been quit busy during his high school days. In his freshman year he was vice-president of the Marionette Club, and has held office in the Photography Club in both his junior and senior years. He was also a sergeant in the Cadet Corps. Billv worked on the Compass both last year and this, and has helped the G. W. spirit all four of his years by being a Pep Club member. Mabel has been active in the Pep. Arts and Crafts, and Glee Clubs, and also on the advertising staff of the Compass during her years here at school. For her career she has chosen to be an air hostess, which she knows will be exciting. She plans to begin her career by studving nursing, and later she hopes to take up flying. Dick, who came to G. W. in September, 1939. is perhaps our best traveled student, for he has been to eight different schools in the United States, each of which was in a different State. He has been a member of the Ping Pong Club, and he is noted for his quick and witty tongue as well as for his fast ping pong game. it A sweet smile and an infectious laugh are the first things one noticed about Libby. She was always on the run and always in demand by her classmates but never too busy to stop and exchange chatter with a friend. Libby has been prominent in the Latin Club and showed great talent in the Reading Section of the Contestants Club. Lillian has taken part in the Pep Club for four years and was also an active member of the Dramatic Club. After she graduates in June she expects to take up a secretarial course at Strayer's Business College. Mickey has been very active in the Spanish Club and the Social Club, and he was a member of the track team. His other interests included membership in the Pep Club. Silver Dollar History Club. Chevrons Club, and the Cadet Corps. His greatest hobbies are hunting and keeping company with the ladies. Mickey plans to study engineering at V. P. I. Norman may be small but he is not unnoticed. His excellent drum beating in the band made him a well-known figure. He was also a member of the Pep and the Silver Dollar History Clubs. While in school his favorite class was bookkeeping, which he took as part of his secretarial course. His hobby is the drums and he wants to be a drummer in a swing orchestra. T his typical G. W. lad has been active in both the Pep and Skyscrapers Clubs. He is intensely interested in the latter and spends his time building airplane models. He was also a member of the Cadet Corps for two and one-half years.Lee came to G. W. from Waverly High School at Waverly. Virginia, where he participated in baseball and was a member of the band. Likewise at G. W. his main interest has been the band in which he played the saxophone. Lee has also done his part to put ‘ pep" into the Pep Club. Mary came from Fairfax High School. While there she held memberships in the Beauty Culture and Nursing Clubs. Here at G. W. she was a member of the Pep. Commercial. Spelling, Glee, and Silver Dollar History Clubs. Mary studied secretarial work and plans to make this field her goal. Fields headed the Cad?t Corps as lieutenant colonel this year. When he was not busy with military affairs, he was a hardworking member of the Glee Club. Singing and football are his main outside interests and he practices both enthusiastically. Aside from this he still found time to show his school spirit in many ways. Helen's ambition is to be a photographer’s model. With her complexion and hair, how can she fail? Helen was another of those busy girls, dividing her time among the Dramatic. Glee, Contestants, and Library Clubs, somehow finding time to be president of the Library Club. The properties for several of our successful plays have been the results of Helen's efforts. 3A Edith is another prospective secretary. She was the treasurer of the Photography Club. Photography is a hobby which she hopes to continue after her school career is completed. This is such an interesting hobby that Edith could hardly be questioned if she chose a camera instead of a shorthand notebook. In Mary Jane's four years in high school she has belonged to the Pep, the Dramatic, and the Homemaking Clubs. With a commercial diploma now assured, she hopes to become an efficient stenographer after graduation. This was Mildred's first and last year in George Washington High School, as she came from North Carolina last September. Very much interested in school activities, she thinks G. W. is a fine school. Mildred has made no definite plans as to what she will do when she graduates, but one thing she is certain of is that she will go back to North Carolina. May’s hobby is reading and she spends most of her spare time in this way. As yet. May has no plans for the future, but she en joys shorthand, and it may lead to some type of office work. This dark-haired, attractive girl was born in South Carolina, but she moved to Alexandria from North Carolina. She took the general course and belonged to the Commercial Club. When she leaves George Washington High, she would like to go in training to be a nurse. Billy has been a member of the Dance Club. Glee Club, and the Pep Club while in school. After graduating in June, he plans to attend Duke University where he intends to study medicine. Rita was Miss Pratt’s helpmate—her right arm, so to speak! And she can sing, too! She has been a member of the Glee Club for two years; the last year she was deemed good enough to be placed in the A Cappella Choir. We are sure that Rita will be missed next year, in more ways than one. Buddy has taken a college preparatory course at G. W. to fit him for college. He plans to attend George Washington University where he will study electrical engineering. He has always had an ambition to become an electrical engineer, and we know he will make a good one. His hobbies arc hunting and rowing, and he is particularly good at the latter. Jimmy enjoys all sports, but he is especially interested in baseball. He belonged to the Latin Club and the Pep Club. Although born in Florida, he has lived in Alexandria most of his life. He intends to go to college after high school, although to which college he is as yet undecided. From the list of clubs that Elizabeth has belonged to, it is evident that she is very literary. In her senior year she was president of the Theodore Ficklin Literary Society, and was a member of the Debate Club. However, she found it possible to combine literary interests with an ardent enthusiasm for our athletic teams. nr Mary Jane has been kept very busy during her high school life. She was a member of the Silver Dollar History. Pep. Sewing. Public Speaking, and Glee Clubs. Her chief interest is music. She will go to Strayer’s after she completes her course here at G. W.Neville is going to be our representative in the diplomatic service. When he graduates. he plans to go to the Georgetown Foreign Service School, where he will prepare for his vocation. Neville has had experience in the Contestants and Dramatic Clubs. He weighs each word, and when he speaks, he really has something to say. Here’s the best of luck with those foreign ministers.. Neville! Warren, during his high school career, has taken the secretarial course which he hopes will be of use to him in his chosen vocation as a yeoman in the Navy. He has been a member of the Silver Dollar History Club since 1938 and has been a member of the Pep Club since its beginning in this school. For two and a half years he also served in the Cadet Corps. Edward’s favorite subject was art metal work. He belonged to the Skyscrapers Club and the Pep Club. His favorite sports are golf and football. After graduation Edward hopes to secure a position with a telephone company, at the same time continuing his education at night school. The tall slender girl we have seen strutting in front of the school band is Frances —our most capable drum majorette! In her senior year. Frances edited the Commercial Club paper and was secretary of the Student Council. Miss Dinwiddie also had the benefit of her assistance in the library during her free time, little though it was. If small men were automatically great. Dan would be on top of the heap. He was popular with every student, but the bane of the teachers’ existences because he loved gum, was always talking, and was usually at the root of most of the devilment around G. W. Dan was one of the most active students. and also had much more than his share of school spirit.Evelyn's special interest in school was the Commercial Club, to which she has added a great deal. She is a girl of many hobbies, the main one of which is reading, although sewing and photography take up a good bit of her time. She. too. wants to become a secretary, and she plans to enter Strayer s College. During her four years here in high school, Virginia has been an active member in the Spelling. Art. Pep. Sewing. Marionette, and Glee Clubs. After her graduation she plans to attend Strayer's Business College. She is very much interested in art. and hopes some day to become a great artist. Mary is a worthy member of the Silver Dollar History Club and the Commercial Club. Her chief interest is sports of all kinds. She intends to become a stenographer now that she has graduated, but Mary s ambition is to be a missionary. Can you imagine Mary working among heathens? Travers entered high school September, 1936. Since that time he has not only not failed a subject, but he has never been to see Mr. Lindsey except on friendly visits. He has participated in several track meets at G. W. Travers likes the shops of the school and hopes for an apprenticeship in the Government Printing Office after graduation. Helen is another Helen Wills Moody in the making. Almost her entire summers are spent in pursuit of this popular sport, tennis. Smash that ball, Helen. Add to this hobby her love for reading and bicycling and one has a very nice program. Her activities here included the Spanish. Silver Dollar History, and Home Economics Clubs. Harry has been a member of the Spanish and Pep Clubs ever since he has been in school. He took an arts course at G. W., and hopes that this may help him in obtaining some government position. Another senior girl who plans a career in the business world is Dorothy Helton, whose ambition is to become a government stenographer. She has been a member of the Commercial Club at G. W. and will attend Strayer's Business College upon graduation. This tall boy. who is such a good singer, is some day going to be well known in the music world. He has been active in the Glee. Spanish, and Spelling Clubs. He took a general course and shorthand was his favorite subject. Bill’s hobbv is collecting book matches, and his ambition is to become an outstanding musician. This G. W. girl has added her name to the many who wish to become secretaries. Mary Lee has been active in the Pep and the Silver Dollar History Clubs. She also served as a member of our Cadet Corps. Mary Lee’s pastime is collecting phonograph records. Philip has been outstanding for his performances in the backfield of the football squad. He also has done his part as a member of the Student Council, and of the Cadet Corps. Philip’s outside interests lean toward athletics, which is not at all strange, when we consider his athletic record at school. His engaging smile has made his classmates happy to greet him in the halls. K$ } I Douglas went to Charlottesville last year with the debating team and was very successful. Debating seems to be his main interest both in and out of school, so naturally he belonged to the Debate Club. He was also a cadet and a member of the Spanish Club. Douglas plans to attend Georgetown University after graduating from high school. Doris has been a most efficient officer of the Cadet Corps. Whenever her services were needed, she responded with an enthusiasm that was a joy to the sponsor. A tall, slim girl with a friendly smile and greeting for every one, she has made a host of friends. Emily is very proud of the fact that she is a native of Alexandria. Emily wants to be an airplane hostess, the ambition of many a high school girl. "Many are called, but few are chosen." We think Emily will be chosen. Edith’s personality and looks have more than once brought her honors in the May Court and at the Pep Club banquets. The Dance Club has been grateful for her services as instructor. She also gave much of her time toward making the G. W. tag day a success for the band. Watch the Compass for some evidence of her artistic talent. I )9t. A lawyer-to-be, R. M. was mightily concerned with the important question of passing all his subjects so that he could graduate in the Class of 1940 with all his friends. "To be financially and otherwise successful in my life" seems to be R. M.’s pet ambition. He has faithfully supported all of G. W.’s plays and athletic events.Everyone, no matter who it may be, has something nice to say about Lucille. Her sweet friendliness has won her many friends. It was a great loss for the Cadet Corps when she gave up cadet work. For two years now she has been a cheer leader, coaxing yells from the cheering section when no one else could. Howard's work in the Dramatic Club took him to Charlottesville last year where he participated in the one-act play presented by G. W., “Black Harvest." He not only gave his attention to the Dramatic Club but was also a member of the Photography Club and Pep Club. He is planning to be a printer when he graduates from G. W. Eddie has led a very active school life. He has belonged to the Soelling Club. Glee Club. Pep Club. Dance Club, and has participated in basketball. Eddie is planning to study at Georgetown Universitv for an M D. degree after finishing his high school course. Robert Leo Jacobs, better known as Bobby, has completed his fourth year at G. W., where he has taken a secretarial course. He attended St. Mary’s Academy before entering George Washington. Bobby belonged to the Commercial Club and the Pep Club, and was a member of the Student Council. He plans to become a certified public accountant and will attend Strayer’s Business College after graduating from G. W. Ruth is a newcomer to G. W. She entered this high school last September from James T. Lockward School, in Rhode Island. Since coming to G. W. she has been an active member of the French Club. Arts and Crafts Club. Reading Section of the Contestants Club, and the One-Act Play Group. We may look in the future for a prospective stage designer, as Ruth's ambition lies in this field.Courtland has been interested in many clubs during his four years at G. W. In his senior year he has belonged to the Pep Club and Silver Dollar History Club, as well as to the Cadet Corps. Courtland is uncertain about his future plans, but we predict his success. We may have a future star in our graduating class, as one of Alice’s hobbies is singing. She hopes to obtain a position in this field after her graduation from G. W. She has been an active member of the Pep Club. Dance Club. Arts and Crafts Club, and Glee Club during her years at G. W. Gladys is another of our blonde beauties. She has been a member of the Glee Club for two years, and she has done her bit in the alto section of the A Cappella Choir. Would that we all had done as much! Sometimes when you speak to her you receive only a blank stare. This will happen if you don’t know her sister, for they look exactly alike, and most of us have not been able to keep them straight. Billie’s interests lie in the mechanical field. He has for the past three years studied electrical engineering, and plans to enter that field when he leaves high school. He belonged to the Pep Club and the Commercial Club while in school. Edward, who was nicknamed Jackson Teagarden, after the famous orchestra leader, has long been interested in music. Not only is he a lover of swing and jazz, but he was a member of our band and. as his nickname might suggest, he plays the trombone. His ambition is not only to be a trombone player, but a famous one. In addition to his band work. Edward has been a member of the Pep and Glee Clubs. Now that she has graduated. Kathleen intends to go to Strayer’s or some other business school. Since her freshman year, she has taken part in the Pep. Home Economics. Photography and Marionette Clubs. Her favorite sport is football, but her leisure time is usually spent in reading books. ft Norman was an active member of the stage crew of G. W.. which is responsible for constructing sets for all plays. He has been a prominent member of the Dramatic Club ever since his entrance to G. W. as a freshman. He was also a member of the Pep Club. yYlMcarfV Marian was one of our few girl representatives in the band. Always active in the cadets, she joined the band soon after it was formed and has helped make it what it is today. Her musical talent has also shown itself in her Glee Club work. Marian has done all she can to make a better band, and we ought to thank her for it. Violet left us for a year to live in North Dakota. Virginia and G. W. proved to have too strong a hold on her. so back she came. She has been an active member of the Public Speaking Club, but she plans no career, for she intends to be a housewife. Betty made the wheels of the Girls’ Cadet Corps go around, as she was the major and also represented them on the Compass staff. Betty was president of the Home Economics Club and a member of the Latin. Dramatic, and Reading Clubs. She plans to attend college or business school, but she would like to make dancing her career.Libby joined the Cadet Corps in February of 1936, and in 1938 she attained the rank of battalion sergeant major. She was also a member of the Silver Dollar History Club, the debating section of the Contestants Club, the Dance Club, and the Pep Club. This blonde, brown-eyed girl is from way down South in Key West. Florida. After graduation she will return to Florida to continue her commercial education. She has belonged to the Dramatic. Pep. and Silver Dollar History Clubs in her four years of high school. Elizabeth has been helpful to the school with her activity in the Virginia Literary League Contests. For two years she has taken an active part in the Spelling Club, and was its secretary-treasurer this past year. Elizabeth also has belonged to the Latin Club, but found the Glee Club and Spelling Club took up most of her time. Virginia has taken a general course but hopes to attend Strayer’s Business College after graduation from G. W. Her ambition is to be a good secretary. During her four years here, she has been a member of the Dance. Homemaking. Spanish, and the Stamp Clubs. Her hobby is collecting stamps. To be a great radio star is the one ambition of brown-haired Bessie, a second Helen Menken or maybe a Kate Smith. With her funny little laugh and sweet ways she is liked by all. Several divisions of the Contestants Club have been a part of Bessie’s school activities—the Reading Club and Spelling Club. Then. too. she has belonged to the Pep Club and Home Economics Club.Nick is one of the most popular boys in the senior class. He was president of the Dance Club, a member of basketball varsity squad, and active also in the Pep. Dramatic, and Monogram Clubs. You will always find Nick (a Golden Gloves winner) at his hobby, boxing. He plans to attend Duke University. Ann is interested in playing the violin and has been taking lessons for two years. She was a member of the midget basketball team in her junior and senior years. Upon graduation she plans to attend Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, where she will major in journalism. To be a technician in the medical field is Dora's ambition. She took chemistry to help her in her work. She looks forward to college after she graduates in June. She has been a member of the Library Club. Glee Club, and, like the majority of students, the Pep Club while in high school. Lindsey came to us “like a bolt from the blue” and G. W. has never been the same since. Among his hobbies is athletics, so that when he was not playing either baseball or football, he was busy rooting for G. W. at all school events. Lindsay was also a member of the Cadet Corps and is recognized as a conscientious student. Leith came here from way out west in Boise, Idaho. He attended the Boise High School, where he belonged to the Spanish Club, "Hi Y" and the Boxing Club. He has also lived in San Diego, California, where he was the boxing champion for the R. O. T. C. After graduation he will go to the University of Southern California.John is from Columbia. South Carolina. His hobby is reading, and he belonged to the Silver Dollar History Club, and Pep Club. He would like to take up work in the field of aeronautics and will go to college when he bids G. W. farewell. Ruth has taken part in the activities of several clubs while she has been at G. W. She has been a member of the Pep, Glee, Biology, and Marionette Clubs. She was also active as a junior cheer leader. Ruth, in her spare time, often rides horseback, a sport of which she is very fond. Upon graduation she intends to continue her work in salesmanship. Hail G. W.’s contribution to the Metropolitan Opera Company! Cecile seems to spend her time singing, a thing which befits her happy nature. During school she was one of the mainstays of the Glee Club, while out of school her hobby still is singing. Cecile also took time out for the French Club and the Library Club. ft Billy has been a member of the Pep Club and the Latin Club but has had to curtail these activities in order to put in the necessary time on the new salesmanship course. He expects to continue business practice on graduation from high school. Billy’s hobby is football and when not playing it himself, he attends all the games he can. Margaret plans to enter the business world as a secretary after graduation and has taken the secretarial course at G. W. to prepare herself. She has been an active member of both the Pep Club and Silver Dollar History Club, and has attended most of the sports events given in high school because they are her chief interest.Reba is taking a general course, majoring in typing and shorthand. As reporter for the Commercial Club, she puts into practice her training in journalism. To become a newspaper reporter is her ambition. She has enjoyed playing basketball and hockey. Just listen to the things that Bev was interested in—the Commercial Club (she was president this year), Glee Club. Student Council, basketball, and swimming. Bev is known as one of the friendliest girls we have had in school. Her sweet, sympathetic manner makes her loved by all. On the Student Council, she was instrumental in getting passed many things which the students wanted. For three years Pete has been a mainstay in the George Washington High School band. His fine drumming will be sorely missed in the years to come. Upon graduation he hopes to study aeronautical engineering and to eventually join a big aviation concern. Aside from his work in the band. Pete has been a very prominent member of the Spanish Club. Ann reminds one of the song of Figaro— “Ann here, and Ann there.” Poor Ann never knew where to go with the Debate, French, and Art Clubs claiming her in school. Outside, her time was devoted to going to football games, movies, and to furthering her interest in nautical observations. Bobby was the Director of Traffic for the Student Council, which is an office that would be hard for anyone else to fill. Reading and fencing, in which he takes lessons, are two of Bobby's hobbies. At school. Bobby has been a member of the Latin and Photography Clubs and was one of the senior cheer leaders.Novell, known to all as Mike, plans to start as an apprentice in mechanical trades at the Navy Yard in Washington after graduation. He has been a member of the Stamp Club and the Silver Dollar History Club. As a hobby he collects pictures and models of boats. Another of those friendly, witty boys is Elwood. He can pretend to be so serious— but look behind those eyes for a twinkle: it's always there. He has been a most competent officer in the Cadet Corps, and helped to carry it over some rough spots. As a member of the Glee Club, he has added zest to the meetings. Margaret is a lively little girl who has been quite active on the basketball court playing as forward on G. W.’s team. She is undecided about her plans following graduation but hopes to be a nurse. Algebra is her favorite subject: movies, her hobby. This student of G. W. will go far in the business world. Already he has worked half the school day in the salesmanship class. In his studies he found printing to be his favorite subject. His activities were membership in the Poo Club. Chevrons Club, and the Cadet Corps. Dick led the Contestants Club this year. Always a good student, he thinks, however, that to spend too much time in study is unwise, which may account for his being a dyed-in-the-wool jitterbug. This, along with dramatics and tennis, is his pet hobby. Last year he helped G. W. bring home a prize from the Literary Contests in Charlottesville.77( sUy Margaret Anne may seem quiet to strangers, but to those who know her she is never quiet or still. She has supported the Glee Club, the Latin Club, and the Pep Club, and also anything that the school has undertaken. Those who saw the “Faculty Take-Off" will remember her characterization of Miss Hundley. Elizabeth said in a recent interview that English and history were her favorite subjects. and swimming and football her favorite sports. She plans to be a beauty operator after she graduates from school. Light-brown hair, blue eyes, smiling face, and a pleasing personality make Bobbie Lee one of our nicest seniors. Here at G. W. she took part in the Silver Dollar History. Pep. Dance. Commercial, and Marionette Clubs. After graduation she plans to be a stenographer. continuing in the field of work to which she feels she is best suited. Bernice is quite an athlete. She likes to watch football and basketball games, but she just loves to ride horseback. This is easy to understand when you know she wants to be a veterinarian. So much good can be done in this profession that we think she is to be highly commended. "AUlj'Z y Light-haired Barbara (preferably Bobby) has enjoyed military pursuits so well that she has been a cadet all four years of school and was in command of Company C. Second Battalion. The Spanish. Silver Dollar History. Lt. Liwski. and Home Economics Clubs all have had Barbara as an active member. With the ambition to become a private secretary, she has taken a secretarial course in school. When Johnny graduates. George Washington High School will lose one of its best baseball pitchers. He has been a member of G. W.'s baseball team for three years. He plans to continue pitching, however, at a training camp in Orlando. Florida, or at Salisbury, Maryland, with the hope of a future in professional ball. This gentleman from Kentucky entered G. W. in September, ’39, and was a member of the Public Speaking Club. His hobby is playing classical music on the piano. Although taking an arts course in high school, Philip intends to take an M. D. in college, and work in the medical research field. Scott, a newcomer to our school, came to us from Victory High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia. While there he was a member of the 4-H and Thespian Clubs. Here at G. W. he has been in the band. Although his hobby is stamp collecting, he plans to study law after graduation. Iona is an active member of the Lieutenant Liwiski Club. Commercial Club, and Cadet Corps. She is quite an equestrienne, her favorite pastime being horseback riding. When she leaves high school. Iona will go to a business college to prepare for her future vocation. This diminutive package of dynamite was born away out in Idaho, but she has spent the last four years at G. W. She has belonged to the Glee Club, Debate Club, and the Silver Dollar History Club. Dot is interested in newspaper work, and hopes to become an editor of a woman's page. 7?? After graduation Marguerite plans to attend the Washington School for Secretaries in order that she may qualify for a secretarial position. While at G. W. she was a member of the Silver Dollar History Club and the Commercial Club, and was on the basketball team. Here is another future secretary who plans to attend a business college after graduation. Dorothy has been active in G. W. clubs, having been a member of the French, Spelling. Pep. and Silver Dollar History Clubs. "The best goods always come in little packages or something.” as Pat would say. She led the cheers at all games and rallies, where her good spirits and bright smile made everyone back her to a man. Pat took part in the Public Speaking Section of the Contestants Club, and on the purely social side we can truthfully say that she has been one of G. W.’s belles. Virginia came to this school as a sophomore from the Mark Twain High School near Beckley. West Virginia. She has been a very active student in both schools, being president of the Freshman class at Beckley, and a member of the French Club, the Glee Club, the Dramatic Club, an instructor in the Dance Club, and a senior cheer leader at George Washington. After graduation she will attend Wilson Teachers' College. David has taken a secretarial course in high school and expects to get into some law office on graduation. He has been a stellar member of the Commercial Club for three years. Football and football games are David's favorite hobbies.A future beauty operator. Helen plans to study beauty culture after graduation from G. W. .She has taken a general course in which her favorite subject was sewing. Dorothy is one of the “different" seniors! Her hobby is writing—both poems and short stories. She attended St. Mary’s Academy before coming to G. W. At G. W. she held membership in the Commercial Club and the Pep Club. For her career Dorothy will be a private secretary in government employ, she hopes. Blanche entered our school for her senior year after attending Grace High School. Here she was elected class Juliet and Friendliest Girl of her class. She has lost none of her popularity since coming to G. W. She was an active member of the Silver Dollar History Club and the Cadet Corps. Her ambition is to become a department store manager. This brown-haired lad has been an eager rooter at all G. W. contests. As his hobby is sports, he has been an ardent supporter of G. W.’s teams. He was a member of the Pep Club. Dance Club. Silver Dollar History Club, and the Cadet Corps. He hopes to attend Notre Dame. Mert has been one of the band's most stable members with his trumpet playing, which he does in expert fashion. Mert also goes in for photography. He did quite a bit for our Compass last year. He had a prominent part in all the Photography Club activities, and is certain to be missed after June, 1940.Pat. as he is known to all his friends, will be remembered for his friendliness. He could always be found attending the meetings of the Biology, Dance. Commercial, and Pep Clubs. As a cadet he rose to the rank of lieutenant. Pat’s future plans are unsettled. Nancy led the cheer leaders and was also on the Pep Club Council which sponsors them. She has been so active that her good humor found many places to show itself. Nancy has been a cadet, a Glee Club member, and is still looking for new fields to conquer and to claim. She was one of the hard-working typists for the Compass, too. IPloAs oMf (jhaAjSon Margaret somehow managed to find time for the Home Economics Club, the Latin Club. Silver Dollar History Club, and the Social Club. Believe it or not. her favorite academic subject is chemistry. She plans to go to the University of Virginia, and then to train for nursing at the University Hospital. Her hobbies are coins, especially pennies, and sports. Horseback riding is Reggie’s principal hobby, although at various times he has been a stamp collector, builder of airplane models, amateur writer, and collector of autographs. He has three ambitions—to be a hotel manager, a journalist, or a worldwide traveler. Warren came to George Washington last year from Brooklyn Tech, New York City, where he was a member of the Student Council and participated in baseball and hockey. At George Washington he became a member of the Skyscraper and the Pep Clubs, and immediately made plans to go out for both basketball and baseball.- M Bill, who came to George Washington in September. 1939. from San Diego. California. has a most interesting ambition. His one aim in life is to become a sports announcer on some radio hook-up. Perhaps ten years from now Bill will be heard from the Rose Bowl. Elizabeth, whose ambition is to become a successful secretary, will attend Strayer's Business College. In order to aid her in this field of work she has been a member of the Commercial Club. She was also a member of the midget basketball squad in 1938 and 1939. Lenora, who prefers to be called Leni. took a general course, with typing and English as her favorite subjects. Her great interest in ping pong is the reason for her membership in the Ping Pong Club. She enjoys drawing and reading as a pastime. Ambition: To win friends and influence people. During her last year Libbie has been one of the busiest persons in school. She was a class editor of the Compass and participated in the Latin. Dramatic, and Contestants Clubs. Libbie was one of our most enthusiastic sport fans. She excels in swimming. ice skating, riding, and was seen at all the football games, wildly rooting our team to victory. Jean is one of the friendliest girls we know. Perhaps that is why she has so many friends. Jean has been a valuable member of the Silver Dollar History Club, and this year has been of great assistance to it by serving as the vice-president.- JLsCA jCL' Unlike most other girls, Cecelia likes mathematics better than any other subject. In order to carry out her ambition to teach this subject, she took the arts course in the college preparatory division. In the way of extracurricula activities she claimed membership in the Home Economics Club, the Dramatic Club, the Latin Club, and the Silver Dollar History Club. “Rah, rah, Purvis!” Margie has had a hand in almost every school activity. She was cheer leader for two years, secretary-treasurer of the Debate Club, a member of the Silver Dollar History Club, and secretary-treasurer of her Junior Class. Margie wants to be a private secretary, and if she fills her job as well as she did her school activities, we may look for her at the top. Elaine plans to go to a business college after graduation in June to prepare for secretarial work. She was a member of the Silver Dollar History Club, Home Economics Club and Pep Club. Everyone remembers Howard from last year as a great mile runner. He has also participated in football for two years and was a member of the Biology and the Dance Clubs. The Photography and the Skyscraper Clubs have also attracted his attention. Versatile describes Howard to a “T.” Tracey is a great sports fan and enjoys all types of athletics, but football is his favorite. His ambition is to become a civil engineer, and he plans to go to either George Washington University or to Maryland University for his training.Billy, as his friends call him. is noted for his "million-dollar" smile. He was a member of the Cadet Corps with the rank of platoon sergeant. He took active part in the Glee Club from 1935 to 1938. After graduation he hopes to attend the Bliss Electrical School. Billy has indeed a very colorful career before him if he fulfills his ambition, which is to become a millionaire. fJuJUf Philip is undecided as to what college he will attend, but he is determined to study medicine. As is natural with a would-be doctor, his favorite courses have been in the fields of mathematics and science. The Silver Dollar History Club and Debate Club activities have been Philip’s chief interests outside his studies. Jerry has come only recently to G. W., but now that she is to leave, she will leave an empty place that will be hard to fill. "Is that fair charm invented by yourself?" might well be asked of her. She found her way to all social affairs at G. W., and wherever she was there were always hilarity and cheerful smiles. "Still waters run deep.” We wonder if this quotation does not apply to Charlotte, whose quiet manner has certainly won for her the admiration of those with whom she has come in close contact. While at G. W. she was actively engaged in the work of the Silver Dollar History, Pep, and Home Economics Clubs. A nursing career is her ambition after graduation and further study. Libby is one of our G. W. "rug-cutters.” By this we mean that her hobby is dancing in the jitterbug style. She was one of our more active girls and divided her time among the Pep, the Dance, and the Commercial Clubs, and the band. In her school days she found journalism her favorite subject and wishes to continue along this line. Mary is a super-vivacious person who has greatly enlivened the school with her wit. An excellent student in school, at home she gives vent to her emotions by "swinging it" on the piano. Mary has enlisted in the Latin and Contestants'- Clubs and also rooted for our Alma Mater during the athletic events. Evelyn, on graduating from G. W.. plans to combine a singing career with dress designing. as she is interested in both vocations. She is a great swing fan and was an active member in the Dance Club here at school. She has also been a member of the Glee Club and of the Cadet Corps. Besides belonging to the Cadet Corps for four years. George has been a member of the Photography, Silver Dollar History, and Dramatic Clubs. His favorite subject was geometry, and his hobby is stamp collecting. Upon leaving G. W., George will study airplane designing. A prospective nurse, Helen as yet is undecided where she will train. She has had an active school life and was especially interested in the Cadet Corps. She held the rank of second lieutenant on the staff in 1937-38-39. This quiet, attractive girl always made the classroom brighter by her presence. She was treasurer of the Glee Club. She was also active in the Cadet Corps and the Reading. Art, and Home Economics Clubs. A lover of music, Morse wants to become a piano teacher.7??. Evidently Margery intends to become a linguist, since she has taken two foreign languages in her high school career. She came to G. W. from North Fulton High in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after coming to G. W. she joined the Spanish and Pep Clubs. She has several hobbies—reading, dancing, and sports. Tillie, as she is known to her friends, hails from North Carolina. This attractive girl intends to become a fashion designer, and carefully watches for the new designs of Schiapirelli. Chanel. Molyncux. and others. She belonged to the Dramatic and the Arts and Crafts Clubs. One of her hobbies is writing poetry: she furthered this talent while a member of the Contestants’ Club. Hammond came back to G. W. after a year's absence to attend A. M. A. While here he has helped to keep the Spanish and Dramatic Clubs running and. naturally, marched with the Cadets. Hammond goes in for photography and swimming as hobbies. He expects after graduation to take up business administration at George Washington University or William and Mary College. Charlotte Ann came to us this year from another school in Alexandria, so she wasn’t a stranger. She immediately joined Miss Dinwiddie's corps of library assistants and has become indispensable there. Charlotte Ann's outside interests center around making her own clothes and in dancing anywhere, anytime. Vivian has been well liked because of her jolly nature and her good humor. She was a member of the Spelling and the Commercial Clubs. The secretarial field attracts her and she wants to work at her favorite subjects. shorthand and bookkeeping. Her hobby is dancing.Joe has taken the arts course at G. W. He has been a member of the Pep Club and the Photography Club, and served two years in the Cadet Corps. After graduation he hopes to become an apprentice at the Government Printing Office. Iona has come from out in Minnesota. At G. W. she belonged to the Spelling Club and liked history and mathematics best of all her subjects. Upon graduating, she would like to major in history, so that she may teach. Jolly and gay are synonyms for Mary. My, how she can talk, but there was always a twinkle in her eyes as she and Mr. Garner bantered back and forth. Football is her middle name—she secs all of the games in this section of the East—lucky girl! but she still remains true to her Alma Mater. Ruby, better known to her friends as Knubbie, is a senior in the June graduating class. Ruby took part in the work of the midget basketball team and was a member of the Pep Club. After graduation she hopes to secure a position as secretary. vl cjk'K- Jack has been one of the more versatile students around school. He was sergeant-at-arms for the Student Council, a cadet, and the manager of the football team. He has come up from that to become general student manager of athletics, and, it follows, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of G. W.’s sports. Jack plans to go to a college in Virginia. One of the busiest persons at school was Kitty. Happy-go-lucky, friendly, and vivacious describe her to a "T." She was a director for the Dance Club as she was one of our best "jitterbugs"; the Glee Club would have missed her voice; Stunt Night gave her talents an excellent opportunity, and she made the basketball team complete. Since he entered George Washington as a lowly freshman. William has belonged to the Spelling Club and the Pep Club. As his chief interest is printing, he hopes to get a job in the Government Printing Office in Washington after he has graduated. It was not an unusual sight to see Hazel running around school with a few extra books because her hobby is reading. She belonged to the Contestants Club and took an active part in the Spelling Division. Her other interests center around skating, swimming, and horseback riding. Football is her favorite sport. Phelan is the humorous type of person, well liked by all. who always has a smile and a joke for every occasion. He has smiled even when he was late to school, a thing which seemed to be one of his favorite hobbies. Like most of the seniors in the graduating class, he has his own secret ambition—"To be able to do as I please when I become of age." Libby has been an active member of the Glee Club for the last two years. In her freshman and sophomore years she belonged to the Homemaking Club and while a senior at G. W. was on the staff of the Commercial Club paper. Since G. W. offers no preparation for the type of work Barbara wants to undertake as her career, she took the general course. She plans to be a beautician, preparing for this work with a course at one of the Washington schools. She spends her spare time collecting phonograph records. School-spirited Clara hasn’t missed many sport events at G. W. She doesn't completely center her attention around the sports, as both journalism and bookkeeping are on her interest list. Clara has the modern hobby of collecting phonograph records. Dancing is another of her hobbies. She has been a cadet for three years and was a member of the Silver Dollar History Club. IaJantis' Have you ever seen an A-1 pest? Here is an excellent example. Earle is the only boy on the varsity football squad we have seen blush. Do you know what it is that makes him so proficient in this display of a former feminine art? Ask him. Of course this is all in fun. Can he take it? Anita, brown - haired June graduate, wants to be a journalist. The study of journalism will aid her in this work. She has a likeable personality and is quite witty. Anita has taken an active part in the Commercial Club. Glee Club. Library Club, and Dramatic Club. She is a lover of sports and was usually at the games rooting for the old home team. Or?c ffeu •u Mac drives an ancient and decrepit car known as “Annabelle,” which seems to be his main concern in and out of school. However, his abundant school spirit saw to it that football games and all other events were included in his various activities. His most important work this year has been the job of managing the subscriptions for the Compass.Jimmy is one reason teachers wish to continue in their profession. He wants to be an aeronautical engineer, and from his physics grades, ten to one he'll make it. This past year he was president of the Spanish Club. The rest of his time was spent taking part in the activities of the Glee Club, the Skyscrapers Club, and the football squad. Katherine, although a quiet and studious person, has been active in many clubs, such as Silver Dollar History. Pep, Dance, and Glee Clubs. She also has been busily engaged on the advertising staff of the Compass. Upon graduation she plans to continue her secretarial work at Strayer’s Business College. t3» U William, after transfer from Western High in Washington, has attended G. W. for three years. He has been a member of the Debate and Photography Clubs, and was very active on the Compass staff. His main interests are modern art in general, with emphasis on sculpturing, which is his ambition. After graduation he hopes to attend the New York Art Students' League. Sara, brown-eyed, auburn-haired, hopes to become a well-paid private secretary. After graduation she expects to go to Stray-er's Business College. As a member of the Dramatic Club she has helped to make the school plays highly successful. The Glee Club. Commercial Club. Library Club, and Pep Club were included in her school activities. too. She has held offices in several of them. Mary Lee must have left a big hole in Richmond for since she came here she has become so involved that she was in the thick of everything. She has been one of our cheer leaders, and what a cheer leader! Mary Lee has acting ability, and also takes time out to make life happy, or miserable, for the boys.A stranger in our midst? No! Because of his winning personality he was one of us within two weeks. He hails from Thomas Jefferson High School. Richmond. Virginia, where he was a member of the Science and Debating Clubs. In this school he has been actively engaged in public speaking work, cheer leading, and Compass work. Duke University is Winston’s future Alma Mater. (f oJ £ 2 c -c V Earl, usually called Cocky by all the G. W. students, had good reason to dance around the hall. Dancing is his hobby, in fact dancing is the thing that interests him most. As a member of the Dance Club, he had the opportunity to practice his dancing even at school. Cocky is also a representative to the Social Activities Club. This year John has been on the Student Council. His official title was that of Director of the Auditorium. Last year he was vice-president of the Latin Club. In his sn re time, he has taken up the very interesting art of fencing. Upon graduating John will become a lawyer, so in the future we can say we knew the lawyer Woodson "when." (fixerjit A prom a enior A EXCERPTS FROM A SENIOR S DIARY September 7—That cursed school bell caught us finally after three months. September 8—What can be expected on the second day of school? New faces—Ah! September 22—The whistle beginning the first football game swept the summer cobwebs from our brains and all G. W. cheered our victory over Fredericksburg. September 26—Senior officers elected to lead our class of '40. October 6—Not a minute to spare for anything except football. Gee. we love it. October 13—Defeat? No! Victory? No! Tie? Now we're talking. Against Portsmouth. Why. of course. November 3 and 4—Compass Staff is wide awake, so it journeys to Lexington. Virginia, to improve our coming year book. jimmy Taylor HandsomestNancy Payne Most Popular Ed SNYDER Most Popular and Most Athletic Kitty Travers Most Athletic November 10—Football team must cat. so Pep Club presents Stunt Night. November 1 1—This is the day of aching feet and cold hands as G. W. rallied forth to sell “tags” for the band. November 1 7—Another defeat from Hopewell is hard to swallow, but it will soon be forgotten at the Junior Dance. November 23—Thanksgiving means a nice holiday with which to cafch some extra sleep. O. yes. the “Old Oaken Bucket” is in the Washington and Lee “well.’’ December 1—The faculty hides their faces. Couldn't be the “Faculty Take-Off” now. could it? December 8—A star is born, or several, in the comedy. "The Whole Town's Talking." which upheld the G. W. tradition of good performances. December 15—Pep Club turns host as it presents the football squad with some fancy dining and dancing. January 3—When we come to the end of a perfect day—a perfect holiday. So English, math., Latin, and wha: have you. Santa doesn't leave credits in stockings. January 1 1—A bit of the old English custom invades G. W.. as the Library Club has tea at four. January 25— "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.” Dear, sweet exams aren't far away. January 29—"Swing and sway." The Senior Prom was sensational, and posies to the dance committee. January 31—Commencement. "Another page is turned in G. W." Young Seniors bid "au revoir!" Edith Ladue Most Intelligent Charles Biondi Mary Lee Williams Most Intelligent and Most Original and Wittiest Most OriginalEarl Wood Wittiest EDITH HUDSON Best Dressed Nick Latsios Best Dressed March 2—"Old Grey Marc ain't what she used to be." nor W. L.. as G. W. leads Central Virginia in basketball. March 8—"Tramp. Tramp. Tramp, the boys are marching. ’ March right into a memorable "Cadet Hop.” March 9—The Funeral March scores first place on G. W.'s hit parade as Lynchburg wins State Championship by one point—and it is no dream! April 15—Hello. Mr. and Mrs. G. W., let s go to press—so off goes the volume of 1940 G. V. history to the printer. April 18—"Richmond. Richmond, here we come." sings the A Capella Chorus of the Glee Club, as they attend the State Musical Festival. May 10 and 11—G. W. holds its head high, down the Charlottesville way in the State Literary Contests. March 18—The band pulls one from the hat in the presentation of something new—a minstrel show. March 25—A gala affair with bunnies for you and you. and a Bunny Ball for all G. W. Dear Seniors, we are proud. March 26—Glee Club turns dramatic as the "Count and Co-ed" goes into production. April 6—The first track meet with the Central Division reminds us that spring is really here. June 7—Senior Prom—Thanks for the memories of G. W. High. June 10—Old Friends together for one last reunion at class night. June 11—Commencement! As we say goodbye, There is a tear, a sigh. As we leave a friend of old. But remember, we of '40 shall. We belong to the Blue and the Gold. Senior Class of 1940. Evelyn Sanford Best Dancer Allen Brown Best Dancer Jerry Ross Best LookingFanciful Freshmen ... with a new assurance born as they enter high school . . . Stately Sophomores . . . with an air of sophistication gained when they left the Freshman ranks . . . Jolly Juniors . . . having discarded the sophistication of Sophomores, they calmly bide their time until they become Seniors!n i o r President................LLEWELYN MlNNIGH Vice President...........IRVING MUMFORD Secretary-Treasurer ... MILDRED ELLIOTT Sponsor.............Miss CARMEN ANDUJAR We find them on the field, We find them in the gym. We find them in the grandstands Cheering with vim. We find them in clubs. We find them in classes, Junior boys and Junior lassies. We find them in the halls, We find them on the stair, Wherever you look A Junior is there. So------ Here’s to the Third Year men! 1940 finds the Juniors, as ever, upholding G. W.'s great name. Your class surveyor has been on the job and reports that the Juniors are going places in our widespread school activities. On the athletic field and in the gym, we find Jack Crump, Morton Fischman, co-captain: Freddie Marsh. Lawrence Pal-lant. “Boony” Partlow, Douglas Spittle, co-captain: Benjamin West. William Wilson. who are all Juniors, playing the stellar roles on the cake team. The varsity football squad has Eddie Williams and Irving Mumford always fighting to the last. The girls are still holding their own on the varsity basketball team. June Wells, Anita Devers, Jane Baker, Dorothy Toms, and Mary Bledsoe are doing well under the capable leadership of their manager, Gloria Gardner.S u r v e lj. In the grandstands the Juniors are well represented, led by Anita Devers. Marie McDonald. Nancy Aitcheson. Nancy Lee Wheelehan, Jane Baker, and "Corky'' Gorham, "rootin' for the ol' home team!" The attempts of the Student Council to improve discipline and school government have been accomplished by the many efforts of its members, chiefly among whom were the Juniors: Audrey Peyton. William Barry and Doris Todd. Visiting our library, we see that many of our assistant librarians are Juniors, doing the various jobs which a librarian must do. Who knows if June Strother. Betty Moody. Eileen Riddick. Gloria Taylor. Betty Martin. Elizabeth Giuseppe, may not become future librarians. Glancing over the membership rolls of various clubs we notice that a great percentage of the members are Juniors. Harriet Hulfish was "ze great French cinema star" in "The Whole Town's T alking." playing her role unusually well. The personality, poise, and polish of our fine school is shown in the Junior class as well as the others. Living up to the three P's in the style show given for an assembly was Mary Agnes Dent, a lovely model. Betty Lee Ambrose is the nightingale of the Junior class. Pitt Hendrix, the gal with the Southern accent. Shirley Strickler. a swell dancer. Jo Cornell, that Theta Alpha Chi sister. Johnnie "Shy" Shelton, and Helen Dunn, the "brain truster" of the Junior Class. Receiving a blue ribbon in the wise-crack department is Llewellyn Kendrick for the best bright saying which was "When I grow up. I want to be like Superman." These are but a few of the many Juniors who are an asset and a credit to G. W. Now listen, all ye Juniors, and remember what Confucius say: "Juniors who have a good time this year have double good, grand and glorious Senior year.” Respectfully submitted. The Surveyor.onto re President.............................Eddie Mason Vice President..... DOUGLAS SCHOOLEY Secretary-Treasurer............DOROTHY RUSH Sponsor................Mrs. PAULINE GEE Dots and Dashes and lots of flashes! (Apologies to Winchell.) Flash! Jane Hulfish. captain of the newly formed interscholastic hockey team, reported several victories. Ah! watch Billy Bell on the football field fighting for his Alma Mater. Flash! Word has just been received that Eddie Mason has been awarded the M. I. Degree (Master of Intelligence). The Sophomore entries in the Latin tournament are Dot Roscnburger and Robert Athey. The voice of Douglas Schooley is heard in Student Council discussions ably supported by Dorothy Black and Robert Duval! Flash! If you wish to be a fashion plate, consult Andrew ■ Esquire” Drury and Karl “Model” Kendrick. To be “Voguish” see Bettie Lee Reynolds. Doris Jane Phillips, or Nancy Roberts. Flash! The success of the Sophomore dance, held on April 1 2. was twofold— both financial and social! Particular notice was taken of the “jitterbugging” of Willis Shu and Betty Jane Norris to the music of A1 Tushin's orchestra. Flash! Asa Groves is still living off the fame he so ably earned in "The Whole Town s Talking.” Blake Henry—speeding around the corner with a carload of girls in his maroon convertible. What about it. Blake? If you have that "down in dumps” feeling, see Billy “Sure Cure” Cowhig. Flash! Outstanding songsters of the Junior Girls’ Glee Club are Cecil Spaulding, Vivian Blake, Joanne Armstrong. Jane Keller, and Helen Bush. The mad-amoiselles entering the state-wide French tournament are Adrienne Barry and Elaine Weil. The air aces, better known as Everett Godfrey and Roland Harmon, certainly know how to keep the propellers whirrrrrrring!s coops Flash! If you arc in need of earthworms or butterflies, notify biologists Richard Marshall, Tom Phillips, and Buddy Thomas. "Are you looking for a booki " Then call for librarians Barbara Henderson and Jeanette Hillyer. Among Sophomore soldiers and soldierettes are Billy Deeton, James Deeton, Robert Duval, Cecil Spaulding. Arline Bibb. Patricia Butler, and Ruby De Vaughn. Flash! "Watch the birdie," says Clayton Bowman as he takes another picture for the Photography Club. Some of the outstanding additions to the Sophomore Class during the year 1939-40 are Harold "Buddy" Ruh. Connie Alley, and Jane Rives. Robert Graham was unable to finish his sophomore year with his class due to illness, and Bob Niemeyer moved to Arizona. Flash! Anyone wishing to get in touch with Charlie Barrett, go to the Supreme Court Building where he can be seen filling water glasses, paging justices or straigtening chairs. Among the Sophomore students who always know all the answers are Blake Henry. Robert Mc-Closky, and Althea Gillum. Flash! Who's that "little" boy in the checked vest and yellow scarf? You've guessed it. Stephen Gnash. Girls, he also has a car. Norbert Grauman and Billy Stewardson seem to have the right technique for getting ahead in helping the teachers! Flash! If you ever get that musical yen. go to Room 101 and listen to the band. Several Sophomores who lend their talent are Bobby Gralton, Lewis Jones, Fred McGiffen, Billy Moody, Leroy Peabody. Charles Lockhart, and Jimmy Smith. "Here comes the bride"—followed by Leroy Herndon as a bridesmaid in the "Womanless Wedding," presented by the football team. Leroy was one of the assistants to the manager this year. Medal for being the "most faithful follower"— awarded to Nelson Snyder — Andrew Drury's shadow! That's all for 1940! Scoop and Snoop President....................RICHARD DUDLEY Vice President..........................VIVIAN BURKE Secretary - Treasurer ..BOBBY DOWNHAM Sponsor...............MlSS MARGARET COX As the spotlight plays over the Freshman Class, it picks out many talented members. The “Amateur Show" brought many stars to the front. Vivian Burke, vice president of the class, was singing star of that performance and also of the Minstrel Show, given later in the year. Jean May. Glee Club member, is quite an asset when harmony is desired, and Neil McDowell is really going places as an accordionist. June Kendrick, the popular tap and acrobatic dancer, will probably be our next drum majorette: Thelma Tregor may give her some competition, however. Freshmen not only jitterbug, but they also go in for the artistic style of dancing. Remember the ballet number performed by Lois Johnson and Evelyn Cox, at the Freshman Show? Cadets in the spotlight! Where is he? Oh. yes: there he is. with Lieut. Anderson! James Coates—orderly for the P. M. S. T., since he is a bit small for rifle carrying. John Crews seems to be following in the footsteps of his brother. Esca. “Tiny” Allen (don't let the nickname be misleading), Lee Allen, Albert Grenadier, and Jimmy Strother, the “serious" freshmen, are always on hand during the fourth period. Billy Glasgow, the big little soldier, is often marching along during the “seventh period” also. As the band goes by. we spot Anne Williams doing her bit at the drums: John Cogan. Carroll Pate, and Leonard Kolshak with clarinets: Norman Rossen with a big saxophone; Robert Cummins with a French horn; Joe Simmons with a trumpet: and Jimmy Taylor (yes, another one) beating it out on his drum. Spotlighting Freshmen in the sports world! Marty Foltz is plenty lucky, having made the Varsity football squad in his first year here. Giving aid to Mr. Doran is Robert Brown, the handy fellow. Among football fans, attending all of the games at "home” are Marvin Bailey and Wallace Smith. But the girls are not to be forgotten, for Elizabeth Turner and Dorothy Hansen have similar interests. Pleasing to the eye arc the freshman cheerleaders. Ann Jameson. Lorraine Gordon, and Jean Burch, cheering with all .their pep the new, as well as the old school yells. And now to spotlight the freshmen who didn't come from 'round these parts and who are glad they're here at G. W.! Beatrice Wishard. a lively little lady, came from San Diego. Calif., way out on the West Coast. Eugene Olmi, one of Student Council representatives, came from Philadelphia. William Barvis was born in Yonkers. N. Y. Leaving the United States for a moment, we travel to the West Indies, the birthplace of D’Jenane Boswell. In our midst we have Alice Voorhis. the daughter of Representative Voorhis. from California. Freshman hobbies in the spotlight! Possible future aviators are James Favill. who enjoys building airplane models. Kenneth Keziah. and Gerard Kerr, members of the Skyscrapers Club. Enjoying dancing are Dance Club members. Georgia Lee Allen, Marion Allan. Lorraine Gordon. Frances Beck. Albert Bryan, Lucille Berryman. Dorothy Grant. Lois Howard, and Lois Wells, and many more. Making sets for the school plays are Blair Culp. Irving Christian, and Lester Cornwall, members of the stage crew. We must admit that they are really good. The Spotlight Here and There! The ’ Brains'' of the Freshman Class are exhibited in the work of Betty Wright. Carlton Davis. Anna Beth Oertell, Allygn Frasca. Rosalie Nelson. Dorothy Mae Lee. Robert Murphy. Billy Martin, and Sam Eastman. The freshman cut-up. or class "jester" is Billy Sellers. Tommy Nichols runs a close second. Spotlighting freshmen co-eds. we find Carol Knight, usually seen with Jack Daniels. Betty Jean Good, Jean Burch. Sara Anne McMullen, Shirley Newbauer. There's—but say, who turned off our spotlight? Well, folks, no light, no freshmen, but remember, don't be too hard on them, because you. too. were once just "rats.” Freshman Reporter.Ever friendly and ready to lend a helping hand ... encouraging our plans and ambitions . . . patient with the problems of youth . . . setting an example in fairness, understanding, efficiency, and kindness for all to follow . . . guiding . . . coaching . . . shaping the lives of the future men and women of America!I Mr. Henry T. Moncure Principal B.A., M.A., William and Mary College Thou wert our parent, the nurse of our souls. We were moulded to manhood by thee. Till freighted with treasure-thoughts, friendships, and hopes. Thou dids't launch us on Destiny's sea. —Samuel Gilman. Mr. Irving Lindsey Assistant Principal in Charge of Bogs B.A.. George Washington University M.A., University of Virginia Mathematics A man severe he was. and stern to view: I knew him well, and every truant knew Full well the busy whisper circling 'round Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned. Yet he was kind or. if severe in aught. The love he bore to learning was in fault. —Oliver goldsmith. Miss Euneta Pratt Assistant Principal in Charge of Girls B.A., Greensboro College Social Studies Let this suffice, by this conceive the rest. She should, she could, she would, she did the best. ♦—Robert Southwell. Not quoted verbatim.Mr. Orville W. Addington B.S.. EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE Mathematics Miss Adele Aichelman B.A., JUNIATA COLLEGE Social Studies Miss Elizabeth Allen B.A., VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY M.L.. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Distributive Trades Coordinator Alfred G. Anderson FIRST LIEUTENANT, U. S. ARMY Military Mr. C. C. Anderson B.A., UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND Band, History Miss Carmen Andujar B.S.. RADFORD STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE M.A., COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Spanish Mr. Willis A. Benner B.S., MARYLAND UNIVERSITY Athletics Mr. L. B. BERES B.S.. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Industrial Arts DepartmentMiss Dolly.Callahan B.A.. M.A., GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Social Studies Miss Agnes B. Carico B.S., RADFORD STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE English Mr. H. F. Cooper B.S.. STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE. CALIFORNIA. PENNSYLVANIA Industrial Arts Department Miss Margaret Cox A.B., RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE Mathematics Miss Ruby Crumley B.S., MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE Commercial Miss Irma DeVault A.B., EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE English Miss Mary Waller Dickinson B.A.. MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE M.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA English Miss Louise Dinwiddie B.A., WESTHAMPTON COLLEGE LibrarianMr. Albert Doran B.S.. OHIO UNIVERSITY Athletics Mrs. Ruth S. Elgin B.A., M.A., GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Social Studies Miss Sue A. Florance B.A., M.A., COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY Science Miss Margaret Gambrill B.S.. MADISON COLLEGE Social Studies Mr. Robert W. Garner B.A.. RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE English Mrs. Pauline Gee B.S., EASTERN STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE B.A.. BOWLING GREEN COLLEGE OF COMMERCE Commercial Mr. S. W. Gorski B.S., UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Industrial Arts Mr. William J. Hillman B.A.. EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE ScienceMiss Nancy Holt B.S.. FARMVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE M.ED.. DUKE UNIVERSITY Science Miss Lucy Houston B.S., MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE Physical Education Miss Garnett Hundley A.B., LYNCHBURG COLLEGE English Mrs. George M. Hutto B.A.. RANDOI.PH-MACON WOMAN’S COLLEGE Latin Miss Helen Iddings B.A., HANOVER COLLEGE Mathematics Miss Lucille Keeton B.S.. MADISON COLLEGE English Mrs. Stanley King A.B., COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND M English, Social Studies Miss Charlene Kiracofe B.A., MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE EnglishMrs. William B. Knight B.S.. MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE English Miss Charline Lynch A.B., WESTERN KENTUCKY STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE Commercial Miss Thelma Maddox B.S.. M.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Mathematics Mr. Archer S. Millican B.A.. RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE Science Mrs. John W. Monroe. Jr. B.S.. MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE Science Miss Bertha Noble A.B., GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Art Miss Genevieve Park B.A.. M.A.. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA French Mrs. Mary A. Parker B.S., FARMVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE HomemakingMiss Grace W. Patch B.S.. MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE Social Studies Mr. F. Vaughan Pultz B.A.. WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY MASSEY BUSINESS COLLEGE OF RICHMOND Commerial Miss Mary Thomas Rawls B.S., FARMVILLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE Mathematics Miss Agnes Reynolds B.A., GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY English Mrs. Mae Sanford B.S., MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE Commercial Miss Audrey Sasher B.S.. MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE Commercial Miss Katherine F. Smith A.B., COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY English and Music Mrs. William Harvey Smith B.S., MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE CommercialMr. John C. Stinson AUBURN COLLEGE CENTER A.B..OSWEGO STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE Industrial Arts Mrs. Ethel Strain A.B., STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA Homemaking Miss Virginia Lee Thompson A.B., RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE English and Music Miss Mary Thurman B.A.. BOWLING GREEN COLLEGE OF COMMERCE Commercial Mr. George W. Tyler B.S.. EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE M.A.. DUKE UNIVERSITY Mathematics Mrs. David E. Varner B.S.. MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE English Miss Vivian Woodard B.S., MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE Commercial Mr. Robert M. Zimmerman B.S.. VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ScienceThe conscientious work of the Student Council . . . the pleasures derived from membership in numerous clubs . . . the Pep Club, as much a part of G. W. as the student body itself . . . ably executed dramatics lifting the audience onto the stage and making it a part of the action there ... the lilting songs of the Glee Clubs .. . clean competition sponsored by the Contestants’ Club ... a full life at school!C. Biondi A. BOHLAYER STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS First Semester Second Semester President.......................CHARLES N. BIONDI. JR. President........................CHARLES N. BIONDI. JR. Vice President................ AMY BOHLAYER Vice President......................... AMY BOHLAYER Secretary................................FRANCES HARLOWE Secretary............................... AUDREY PEYTON Treasurer........................... DOUGLAS SCHOOLEY Treasurer............................ DOUGLAS SCHOOLEY Parliamentarian .....................PIERCES. ELLIS, JR. Parliamentarian ....................WILLIAM BARRY Sergeanl-al-Arms............................EDWARDSNYDER Sergeant-at-Arms ........................... DICK MOON DIRECTORS First Semester Robert McIlwaine Second Semester Lee Bolton McRae Werth Dabney Waring Dabney waring Robert Duval Doris Todd Frances Harlowe Philip Hoffman Robert Matthews Director of Information for Lost and Found John Waller Dorothy Black FIRST SEMESTER COUNCILSECOND SEMESTER COUNCIL The 1939-40 Student Council has busied itself primarily with self-improvement. Many outdated methods and laws have been discarded in order to make the student government system more effective. Improvements have been made in all three branches of the Student Government, namely: the Council, the Honor and Discipline Committee, and the monitorial system which are the legislative. judicial, and policing systems respectively. The school constitution has been completely revised to fit the needs of the present student body. One major change was the installation of semi-annual elections for this year in place of the single yearly elections. T his spring the new president of the student body was elected by a different system. In order to facilitate the elections, a nominating committee was installed. This student committee eliminated the aspirants down to the few strong ones, considering both their scholastic and discipline records, and from these the president was elected. A plan whereby the students will be informed of new laws shortly after their being passed was installed. This has been accomplished by reports being given every Monday morning activities period in which time the homeroom Student Council representative reports to his class. To inform the students further, the School Page carries a weekly article on all council business passed and discussed. The council gave an afternoon tea and dance for new freshmen to acquaint them with various members of the faculty and fellow students. Another outside activity was the sending of representatives to the state Student Council convention in Newport News in April. Monitors and council members were rewarded for services rendered with special reduction prices to athletic events for the first and an annual picnc in the late spring for the latter.PURPOSE: To aid students in acquiring the art of making and maintaining pleasant and effective human relationships. OFFICERS President . Vice President......... Secretary-T reasurer... Sponsors Barry. Adrienne Black. Gertrude Bohlayer. Margaret Bragg. Ernest Butler. Dorothy DeVaughn. Ruby Devine. Clyde Duvall. Lois Dodge. Ryland Dove. Elizabeth Downs. Daniel Drury. Andrew Gardner. David Gorham. Catherine Hasenbuhler. Alice Haynes, Betty Lee Daniel Downs Ryland Dodge Edith Hudson {Miss Garnett Hundley Mrs. Ellen King Mrs. Vernie B. Knight MEMBERS Hillyer. Jeanette Howard. Lois Hudson. Edith Humphrey. Karen Kendrick. June Kiger. Betty Kraemer. Jack Lawrence. Jean Lewis. Bessie Limber. Alan Macy. Carolyn Marsh. Frederick McGiffin. Frederick Mills. June Milstead. Edna Mitchell. Johnnie Mervine. El wood Nolan. Edythe O'Flaherty. Danny Powell. Doris Rives. Betty Riddick. Eileen Rowen. Jane Rosoff. Frieda Springman, Florence Suit, Ernest Thomas. Mary Welch. Douglas Wells. June Wicker. Karoline Yates. CharlesPURPOSE. TO stimulate the development of skill in constructing and flying model airplanes, and in other ways to provide opportunities for increased knowledge concerning technical developments and vocational possibilities in the aviation field. President........... Vice President ..... Secretary-Treasurer Sponsor............ OFFICERS ........B. J. Vos .. Frank Mitchell John W. Barclay Mr. George Tyler Angel, William Barclay, John W. Bohlaycr. Edwin BrufTy, Newton Eckstein. Charles Godfrey, Everett MEMBERS Harmon, Roland Hughes, James Hutt, Bob Kleinfelder. James Lemeshcwsky, A. McConnell, Richard Mitchell, Frank Nash. Bill Nelson. Merrill Pugh. Rodney Walsh, Robert White. James Vos. B. J.Sill ft I i (I i i i i t ft »J» 4 M ffl 5 iM I I I i J S’ ft £ — I I w ' » • - «•» • W _ »v i TiT ................- - • ' ' Qir(i ’QL PURPOSE: To furnish a medium through which the boys and girls of George Washington High School may become acquainted with vocal music and learn to enjoy participating in it: to help school and civic organizations with programs as often as possible. GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB President.................... Vice President........... Secretary- Treasurer ........ Reporter Sponsors of All Glee Clubs Alexander. Shirley Ambrose. Betty Lee Anderson. Catherine Beall. Florine Bohlayer. Amy Bohlaycr. Margaret Bradficld. Charlotte Burgess. Jean Checkc. Hilda Clark. Kitty Coates. Virginia Crisp. Virginia Duncan. Hume Dodson. Mabel Fisher. Helen Griffin. Mary Jane Johnson. Alice OFFICERS ..................... Betty Lee Ambrose Nancy Lee TUCKER Shirley Alexander Helen Fisher (Miss Katherine F. Smith ......... Miss Virginia Lee Thompson MEMBERS Jones. Gladys Kctland. Marian Kolshak. Elizabeth Madaris. Frances Maigret. Cecile Moore. Margaret N'inneman. Dorothy Orr. Pat Osborne. Virginia Pearson. Margaret Penn. Ray Prisaznick. Florence Ray. Anne Reid. Jerry Renzi. Rosemary Robertson. Alfreda Sanford. Evelyn Shapiro. Anita Simpson. Peggy Sullivan. Helen Thomas. Jewell Tucker. Nancy Lee Turner. Virginia Upchurch. Elizabeth Wheelehan. Nancy Lee Wilson. Eleanor JUNIOR GIRLS' GLEE CLUB OFFICERS. President....................................................................... Vivian Burke Vice President ...................................................... CECIL SPAULDING Secretary........................................................................ PATTY SARI.E Treasurer.................................................................. JOANNE ARMSTRONG MEMBERS Armstrong. Joanne Fitton. Evelyn Hoover. Myrtle Nolan. Edythe Spaulding. Cecil Blaylock. Jeanne Garten. Evelyn Keller. Jane Pennell. Marjorie Springman. Florence Bunt. Shirley Gillum. Althea Kidd. Katherine Potter. Jeanne Springman. Lila Burke. Vivian Hoff. Janet Lehman. Shirley Potter. Joanne Watkins. Mary Bush. Helen Hoff. Joanne May. Jean Sarle. PattyPresident........... Vice President . ... Secretary-Treasurer Sergeant-at-Arms OFFICERS Robert Field Milton Penn Jimmy Foster Billy Hennage MEMBERS Alfriend, John Anderson. Thomas Attiliis. Alfred Barnett. Aubrey Boltwood. Walter Bowden. Stephen Brown. Billy Bryant. Jimmy Conrath. Thomas Dickson. Howard Duncan. Billy Eckstein. Irving Field. Robert Foster. Jimmy Goodrich. David Haslctt. Neil Hennage. Billy Herndon. Leroy Hyland. Lawrence Kolshak. Leonard Leef. William Martin. Billy Mason. Eddie Mcrvine. Elwood Niemcyer. Bob Papiroski. Edward Partis. Edward Pate. Carroll Pate. Merritt Peabody. Leroy Penn. Milton Pevcrcll. Ray Plitt. Ferdinand Quascbarth. Norman Rav. Frank Snapp. Robert Snyder. Nelson Strother. Jimmy Taylor. James Thomas. DavidDANCE CLUB INSTRUCTORS SHOW BEGINNERS THE "G. W. JIVE.” a ante PURPOSE: To encourage dancing as a means of bringing about poise, grace, and ease among boys and girls. President........... Vice President ..... Secretary-Treasurer Sponsor..... OFFICERS ............................. Nick Latsios .................... Earl Wood Lucille Humes .................. Miss Margaret Gambrill Alfriend. John Allen. Georgia Lee Allison. Marion Anderson. Thomas Anderson. Miriam Amorky. Hilda Baldwin. Cornelia Ballard. Ida Mae Bahenger. John Barker. Bernice Barnett. Aubrey Beck. Frances Belew. Phillis Berkow. Harold Berry. Beverle Berry. Edward Berryman. Lucille MEMBERS Blackwell. Wilna Bladen. Corrine Blaisdell. Katherine Bolt wood. Frances Boothe. Patricia Boswell. D'jenane Bradley. Emma Brick. Beverly Brown. Gertrude Bryan. Albert Bryan. Jean Buchanan. Rachel Burdette. Geraldine Caporaletti. Laura Carneal. Charles Chappelle. Kenneth Clark. Elaine Cline. Madeline Cope. Duane Crews. John Davis. Jack Davis. Jacqueline Davis. Mary Deas. Nancy DeVine. Clyde Dickerson. Doris Dodd. Dwight Dodd. Randolph Dombrowsky. Charles Donahue. Emily Dove. Lilian Downham. Bobby Downey. Patricia Durrett. Addison2), ance Elliott. Mildred Embrey. Rachel Finks. June Foltz. Martin Frasca. Allyn Garrison. Carl Gearhart. Fred Gilfillan. Helen Glasgow. Billy Glover. Elizabeth Gordon. Lorraine Graham. Sylvia Grant. Dorothy Grover. Joe Hall. George Hancock. Quinlan Hansbrough. Betty Jane Harrison. Nancy Hatton. Richard Hawthorne. Bessie Haynes. Betty Lee Helwcge. Catherine Hoff. Jane Hopkins. Natalie Humes. Emily Humes. Lucille Jacobson. Marshall Jameson. Anne Jones. Tommy Knight. Pricilla Kolshak. Clara Laduc. Dorothy Lindsey. Douglas Lewis. Alfred Macy. Carolyn Marlow. Levi May. Martha May. Jean Miles. Louise McDonald. Etta MeLein. Catherine MeLcin. Vivian McFadden. Nancy Miller. Lillian Mills. James Moy. Hamm Murray. Austin Nesbitt. Betty Norris. Betty Jane Oertell. Anna Beth Padgett. Rosalie Parr. Phyllis Payne. Jack Peabody. Leroy Penn. Naomi Peyton. June Phillips. Maxine Pugh. Ruth Purcell. Earl Rice. William Robinson. Reginald Robinson. Margaret Ross. Pete Romani. Mary Rollins. Joyce Rideout. J. M. Rivenburg. Edith Ruben. Ralph Sarle. Patty Savage. Marie Scherr. Stanley Self. Jean Sellers. William Shakley. Betty Shu. Willis Shute. Kenneth Smith. Inez Snapp. Robert Spitt.e. Marion Springer. Ruth Stephens. Frances Stewardson. Temple Strader. Betty Striplin. Rita Sutton. Jennings Sullivan. Martha Swann. Lorraine Taggart. Marion Tauber. Selma Taylor. James Taylor. Virginia Tesh. Marion Tesh. Pauline Thomas. Margaret Thomas. Mildred Tindell. Buddy Topol. Mildred Tregcr. Thelma Turner. Elizabeth Voorhis. Alice Wayland. Edgar Welch. Gloria Wells. Lois Williams. Anne Wishard. Beatrice Wright. Catherine Worsham. Lorraine Yates. Charles THE ENTIRE CLUB. INSTRUCTORS TAKING A BACK ROWPURPOSE: To enable the students who are interested in photography as a hobby to progress further into the various phases of the subject: to provide an exchange of ideas, and to provide dark room facilities for many who would have no other place to work. OFFICERS President......... Vice President.... Secretary......... Treasurer ....... Sponsor.......... .....James Parker Ralph Park .....Billy DeSilva .....Edith Fleming Mr. Harvey Cooper Arthur. Lester Atkins. Winfred Barclay. John Berryman. Lucille Becker. Mary Bowman. Clayton Caliandro. Michael Caporaletti. John Caporalctti. Laura Clemons. Kenneth Cooksey. Hugh Devine. Clyde Drury. Arthur Dudley. Richard Eastman. Sam Emhardt. Margaret Emmet. John Feagancs. John Fisher. Harrison MEMBERS Fit .gerald. Evelyn Fleming. Edith Fleming. Richard Gillett. Dick Glasgow. Billy Grimes. Charles Gunderson. Gerald Gunderson. Henry Hall. Arthur Hendricks. Roy Hitt. Vincent Hinkle. Eddie Kast. Kathleen Keefer. David King. Charles Lemeshewsky. Andrew Longerbeam. James Madaris. Charles McArtor. Robert Mitchell. John Mortimer. Marion Moy. Hamm Murphy. Robert Nichols. Thomas Noble. Bobby Padgett. Rosalie Peed. Robert Purcell. Earl Rothgcb. Ward Rowland. Ruth Schosser. Lyman Simpson. Leonard Smith. Mary Smith. Wallace Stone. Juanita Struder. Marshall Tucker. George Wayland. Louise Weadon. RandolphPURPOSE: To provide purposeful activity for those pupils who arc studying, or who have studied, Biology and who wish to continue this work to acquire a greater understanding, and increase their knowledge in certain phases of the subject. OFFICERS President.......................... Vice President.................................... Secretary-T reasurer..................... Sponsor........................................... ....Robert Athey Richard McFadden ...Pauline Avery Miss Sue Florance Acton, Lewis Anderson, Roy Athey, Robert Avery. Pauline Bruffy, Douglas Debutts. James Dove. Dalton Feagans, Helen Fletcher. Maurice MEMBERS Gillum. Russell Graham. Robert Graumann. Norbert Horton. Henry Jones. Lewis Lindsey, Douglas Marshall, Richard McFadden. Richard Meador. Barbara Parker. James Phillips. Tom Rose, Pete Siegal, Helen Slater, Richard Sullivan. Craig Thomas. Buddy Triplett, William Worthington. Jack Yates. ClaudeCHEER LEADERS Kneeling: Bob Mcllwaine. Jacqueline Partlowe. Thelma Boland. Jane Baker. Louise Lyons. Pat Orr. Anita Devcrs, Nancy Payne. Marie McDonald. Martha Merchant. Aubyne Umholtz. Althea Gillum. Lorraine Gordon. Winston Williams. Standing: Lucille Humes. Betty O'Brien. Catherine Gorham. Nancy Ailchcson. Florine Beale, Shirley Alexander. Charles Cornell. Virginia Osborne. Mary Lee Williams. Gloria Taylor. Nancy Wheelahan. “Hit 'em high, hit 'em loiv! Come on. G. V., Let’s goI" On cold nights with fingers frozen, and voices hoarse, the Pep Club members were always able to provide the necessary warmth to make football games just a little more colorful. Victory or defeat played important roles in their high school life, but whether victory or defeat, the Pep Club of G. W. always came through to chase away the disappointments felt by others. Cheering at football games, although important, was only a minor duty of the club this year. They organized and presented Stunt Night on November 10. 1939, to raise funds for the annual football banquet. At this time, each club in G. W. cooperated by giving a skit or stunt. The winning clubs this year were the Student Council with its stunt 'Discovery of America," first prize, and the Arts Club. "Handy and Mandy" stunt, second prize. T he football banquet was given on the night of December 15. 1939. The Pep Club was host at this occasion to several coaches from various schools, members of the school board, the faculty of G. W. and the entire football squad. After the banquet, a dance was given in the gymnasium which featured the popular school band. Jimmy Michelbach. This is an old tradition of the club which not only honors the football squad but provides fun for all the G. W. students. Not content with their other functions, the club this year introduced a new idea to the school, a Leap Year Dance given on February 9, 1940. This was a complete reverse of the usual "boy dates girl" because "girl dates boy." Not only did the feminine members of G. W. buy tickets, but refreshments as well, and they also supplied the transportation. Success was the outcome of the whole idea, and so again the Pep Club came through to provide G. W. with entertainment and fun. I he Cheer Leaders met the opening of basket ball season with much enthusiasm and spirit, in spite of the fact that the past weeks had been busy and full. Immediately, meetings were called and the members set to work on new cheers with which to boost the G. W. spirits high into the clouds. Although a considerable length of time had elapsed between the two sport seasons, the cheer leaders had by no means forgotten the word victory, and they lost no time in making the students fully aware that this would be the only outcome of any game. Again blue and white clad figures appearedJack Payne, captain 1939 football team, congratulates Howard Hicks, captain-elect. before the student body with singing voices and such optimistic looks and words that G. W. failed to associate with the word 'defeat ' The cheer leaders have become such an essential part of the G. W. sport life, that their absence from any game usually brings remorse, uneasiness. and discontentment. The Pep Club, however, did not stand idle when there were no games scheduled, for the cheer leaders were busy writing new cheers and planning pep rallies which were given in the auditorium and on the athletic field. The band always played at these rallies and talks were given as well as many cheers. The cheer leaders were determined that the spirit of all G. W. would not falter at any time and that each student would have embedded in his mind a loyalty to G. W. which could not be hindered by a defeat of any kind. Their purpose was well accomplished, and in view of their energetic work and contributions, it can well be said that without the Pep Club. G. W. would be a dull, colorless place in which to work. Head cheer leader. Nancy Payne, presents club sponsors with corsages at Stunt Night. New style swing band a la Boys' Glee Club.PURPOSE: To bring together the students of Spanish the study of the language and a better understanding of studying. OFFICERS in order to promote more interest in the people whose language they are President—First Semester .... Jimmy White President—Second Semester .... .... Anne Bryan Vice President—First Semester Frank Luckett Vice President—Second Semester . ... Merril Nelson Secretary ... Julia Coppa Treasurer Sponsor _ ... Miss Carmen Andujar MEMBERS Ambrose. Betty Lee Berryman. Richard Bryan. Anne Buck. Carolyn Butts. Billy Coppa. Julia Campbell. Lois Clark. Ray Clark. Robert Crockett. Dorothy Davis. Jack Dodd. Clifford Elliot. Mildred Elsea. John Gunderson. Gerald Gunderson. Henry Giecn. Baxter Green. Carolyn Goodrich. David Goodrich. Nina Helgeson. Harry Hancock. Lee Haynie. Helen Hudson. Hal Kcrrick. Betty Kranzfelder. Russell Kopp. Delaney Lamm. James Lansing. Virginia Leverich. Peter Lewis. Fannie Lindsey. Wallace Luckett. Frank MacMorland. Matthew Maholm. Patricia Marshall. Richard Muller. Albert Mount. Barbara Nelson. Merril O'Flaherty. Dan Oertcll. Peggy Owens. Dick Parr. Warren Potter. Jeanne Purcell. Caroll Roberts. Nancy Ray. Anne Ray. Frank Ruben. Ralph Shipp. Winona Summers. Thomas Strickler. Shirley Savage. Edward Triplett. Billy Taylor. William Turner. Virginia Turner. Warren Werner. Mary Lee White. James Wicker. Billy Yates. DavisCONSILIUM: To find the fun which the ancient Romans enjoyed in their everyday life and to appreciate these Romans as real people. MAGISTRATUS Pars Anni Pcima Praesens ............HELEN DUNN.......... Propraesens...................PHILIP HOFFMAN...... Scriba........................LULU MOSS........... Quaestor ....JANE HULFISH........ Pars Anni Secunda ... ...John Woodson ......Jack Ticer ______Lulu Moss ______Elizabeth Porter ......Mrs. George M. Hutto Athey. Robert Armstrong. Joanne Auslander. Florence Avery. Pauline Baker. Jane Barnhill. Kyle Becker. Frank Bell. Billy Blue. Marie Bowden. Ailecn Burke, Vivian Briggs. Alberta Bryant. Dorothy Buck. Caroline Bush. Helen Coflin. Scott Cornell. Jo Dent. Mary Agnes Dcvers. Anita Dunn. Helen SOCII Ellms. Gladys Emhardt. Margaret Fitzgerald. Evelyn Good. Betty Jean Gordon. Jean Gralton. Bob Graves. James Green. Evelyn Groves. Asa Hall. Neville Harrison. Dan Hedges. Betty Hendrix. Pitt Henry. Blake Hicks. Maude Hoffman. Philip Hulfish. Jane Jones. Virginia Kennedy. Robert Kiger. Betty King. Betty Kleinfelder. James Linscott. Helen Lockhart. Jack Lynch. Patricia Mason. Eddie McGiffin, Fred Moss. Lulu Newman. Elizabeth Nolan. Edythe Pearson. Margaret Peck. Ted Plaskitt. Courtenay Porter. Elizabeth Rives. Jane Rosenberger. Dorothy Roxby. Dorothy Lee Sandberg. Mary Sheard. Virginia Small. Connie Smith. Billy Smith. William T. Snyder. Nelson Springman. Florence Stine. Clarence Spaulding. Cecil Sadowskas. Anthony Ticer. Jack Vincent. Ella Lee Voorhis. Alice Weaver. Ruth Werth. McRae Wilson. Katherine Wilson. Eleanor Wine. Katherine Wood. Joyce Woodson. John u u urjCe (terete }rancais PURPOSE: To promote interest among French students in regard to France, and to further the students’ knowledge of French by outside reading and speaking. President............ Vice President...... Secretary- Treasurer Sponsor-............ OFFICERS ..................... Charles N. Biondi, Jr. .............................. Jo Cornell .................Nancy Lee Tucker .......................Miss Genevieve Park MEMBERS Barry, Adrienne Biondi. Charles Boley. Helen Burgess. Jean Clark, Elaine Clark. Kitty Cornell, Jo Cruikshank. Lydia Davis. Elaine Drischler, Annette Harris. Harold Hedges. Betty Hulfish, Harriet Jascph, Ruth Jester. Randolph Johnson, Lois Jones. Lewis Kiger. Betty Lanham, Doris Lindsey. Douglas McArthur, Maxine McDermott. Ann McLean. James Murray. Philip Pitman. James Reed. Alfred Reynolds. Bettie Lee Salomonsohn, Marjorie Sarle, Patty Thomas. Helen Tucker. Nancy Lee Vaughn. Marguerite Weil. Elaine Wilson, KatherineC om Mercia PURPOSE: To promote interest in commercial education through programs of a worthwhile nature: field trips, talks on different phases of business, by local business men: and to publish the Commercial Club News monthly. OFFICERS First Semester Second Semester President.......................BEVERLY McCLOSKEY................. BEVERLY McCLOSKEY Vice President........... Sara Williamowsky............................ANNETTE RUMSHIN Secretary-Treasurer............. PEGGY BRUMSTETTER................ DOROTHY LADUE Sponsor.......................................................... MRS. W. H. SMITH Allen. Alice Ambler. Nancy Blondheim. Dorothy Brumstetter. Peggy Caporaletti, Marie Carroll. James Chasen. Barbara Dawson. Dorothy Dennis. Muriel Durrett. Loretta Elliot. Doris Fadley. Eugene Fcagan. Mary Funk. Jeanne Harlowe, Frances Harrover. Evelyn Higgins. James House. Mary Frances Hutchison. John Kelly. Elizabeth Kimmel. Beatrice MEMBERS Kirkman. Jack Ladue. Dorothy Lawrence. Jean Leachman. Ann Lehman. Shirley Loftin. Elaine Malcolm. Mary Massey. Gertrude Mayhaugh. Mary McCauley. Reba McCloskey. Beverly McCloskey. Robert McCool. Genevieve Merchant. Juanita Millan. Vivian Mills. June Morris. Elizabeth Moss. Bernice Newton. Iona Palmer. Jane Pearson. June Petitt. Lois Petty. Florence Peyton. Ruth Powell. Jean Riddellc. Katherine Robinson. Clara Rumshin. Annette Rush. Dorothy Rawlings. Elaine Shacklett. Dorothy Shelton. John Slagle. Ardel Smith. Marion Summers. Catherine Tanner. Alice Truslow. John Upchurch. Elizabeth Watson. Gladys Weiner. Anita Williamson. Olive Williamson. AltaOFFICERS OF CONTESTANTS CLUB FIRST Row: F. Prisaznich. E. Kolshak. J. Craddock. D. Moon. L. Moss. V. Burke. SECOND Row: E. Mason. D. Waring. W. Williams. E. Dove. J. Rowan. Jbe C ontedtantd C fub The Contestants Club, a very important part of our high school life, originated in the old Alexandria High School. Under the sponsorship of Miss Mary Waller Dickinson, the club has been developed in George Washington High School. The dub has a two-fold purpose—to prepare students to participate in the State Contest at the University of Virginia in the Spring, and to create interest in the various phases of literary activity. During the past four years the Contestants Club has had a number of winners at the State Literary Contest. The participants have brought back plaques and trophies in short story, spelling, reading, and debate. The Club has six divisions, each sponsored by a member of the faculty. They are: Miss Mary Waller Dickinson Miss Dolly Callahan...... Miss Agnes Reynolds ...... Mrs. Mary Frances Varner Miss Charlene Kiracofe... English Department ...... .... Public Speaking Debate ---- Spelling ___ Reading Poetry and Short Story One-Act Play President Secretary OFFICERS President Dick MOON Vice President JACK CRADDOCK Secretary LULU MOSS Public Speaking Debaters Dabney Waring President Jane Rowen Secretary Spelling President ................... Florence Prisaznick Vice President ..................... Vivian Burke Peggy Brumstettcr .... Margie PurvisFIRST Row, left to right: B. Whitney. H. Hulfish. E. Kirchncr. L. Moss. F. Prisaznick. P. Orr. M. Sandberg. T. Smith. SECOND Row: Conrad Allman. D. Moon. B. Phelps. W. Williams. J. Craddock. C. Biondi. D. Roberts. Contestants Club Winners Who Represented G. W. in the State Literary Contest Debate Negative Dick Moon Conrad Allman David Roberts Affirmative Winston Williams Dabney Waring Elizabeth Kirchner Public Speaking Charles Biondi Patricia Orr Reading Bill Phelps Mary Sandberg. Spelling Florence Prisaznick One-Act Play Jack Craddock Lulu Moss Harriet Hulfish Short Story Bill Whitney Poem Tillie Smith WHITE ILLUSION Skies of leaden gray At the twilight hours of day Hold feathers of softest down; Soon they will fall On the quiet mall And cover the town In a white silk gown. Flakes like petals white Drift silently in the night. Shielding all ugliness With an illusion of loveliness. Tillie Smith, '40DEBATE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING GROUP 2U„ « The debaters met on Friday mornings in Room 105. At the beginning of the year everyone was scheduled to debate at least once a month. The debaters tried to argue both sides of the national question, which was: ■ Resolved, The Federal Government Should Own and Operate the Railroads." At Christmas time, a most hilarious debate was held on the question: "Resolved. There AIN’T No Santa Claus." It was. of course, decided that there is definitely a Santa Claus. This club helps students to think logically and to express themselves clearly. Spelling CU At the beginning of the year, a spelling test was given to every pupil in school. Through the results of this test, the members of the Spelling Club were chosen. This club met every T uesday in Room 116. At first the club was divided into two teams—the Hornets and the Bees. These teams had matches and tests, and the winning side was entertained at a Christmas party. Elimination contests were held at the end of the year, until one person was finally chosen as the winner. The aim of this club is to find the best speller in school to represent us at the State Contest at the University of Virginia. The reading division of the Contestants Club met on Tuesday mornings in Room 106. The members of this club practiced oral reading at each meeting to help attain perfection for the State Contest. The aim of the club is to encourage full and keen appreciation of the literal and connotative meaning of the printed page: and orally to communicate that meaning to others with apparent spontaneity, directness, simplicity and genuineness, without distracting the hearer by faulty pronunciation and indistinct enunciation.SPELLING. READING AND ONE-ACT PLAY GROUP Short Story an J Poet, ry This division of the Contestants Club was an outcome of the efforts of the English classes on short story and poetry writing. The best stories and poems written by students during the year were turned over to a competent set of judges, and they selected the ones to be sent to the University of Virginia for the State Contest. On.-MPL, This phase of the Contestants Club was sponsored by the English Department. Plays were read and studied in class, and late in March a tournament was held to determine the winning play. The program this year consisted of the following: “The Rising of the Moon,” by Lady Gregory; “Murder! Murder! Murder!” by Babettc Hughes, and “Suppressed Desires," by George Cram Cook and Susan Glaspell. T he winner. “Suppressed Desires.” represented G. W. in the State Contests. The Public Speaking Club met on Tuesday during the Activity Period in Room 304. Speeches by members of the club were planned for each meeting. The topics for these speeches were chosen by the individuals, and they proved most interesting. To vary the program, extemporaneous speeches were sometimes given. Some of the most interesting topics during the year were “The Third Term Problem"; “How to be a Dictator in Ten Easy Lessons”; and. “Friendship.” This club teaches students how to express themselves correctly and attractively.PURPOSE: To encourage reading: to stimulate students in use of the library and its services: to encourage home libraries: and to instruct students to assist in daily library routine: to add to volume and content of the library through beneficiary activities of the organization. OFFICERS President................................................................. Helen Fisher Vice President ...................................................... MARGARET BOHI.AYER Secretary .................................................... Beatrice Kimmei. Treasurer Frank Ray Committee Chairman BETTY MARTIN Sponsor Miss Louise Dinwiddie Biondi. Charles Bohlayer. Margaret Cooksey. Hugh Fisher. Helen Fisher. Ruth Graumann. Leo Guiseppe. Dorothy Guiseppc. Elizabeth Hall. Neville MEMBERS Hansen. Dorothy Henderson. Barbara Hillyer. Jeanette Huntington. Marguerite Jacobs. Keeling Kendrick. Llewellyn Kiger. Betty Kimmei. Beatrice Kirchner. Hazel Knight. Priscilla Lee. Dora Madaris. Frances Martin. Betty Martin. Jane Moody. Betty Moon. Dick Moy. Hamm McCloskey, Beverly Newman. Rellow Niemeyer. Robert Northrop. Lydia Park. Marion Parker. James Pate. Merrittc Phillips. Doris Ray. Anne Ray. Frank Reed. Betty Renzi. Rosemary Riddick. Eileen Ryan. Shirley Spittle. Charlotte Strother. June Studds, Mary Jane Sullivan. Helen Taylor. Gloria Warfield. Betty Jane West. Shirley Wood, Joyce Zuchelli, JoannaJ lomema PURPOSE: To give those girls who are electing Homemaking an opportunity, as a part of their extra curricula activity, to improve their technique and speed in garment construction and fancy work. President—Section I.......... President—Section II....... President—Section III........ Vice President Secretary-Treasurer... ... _ Sponsor........... OFFICERS Marjorie Miller Saradean Dawson Lorraine Swann .... Barbara Meador ...... Dorothy Butler ...Mrs. Ethel H. Strain Beck, Eula Bibb, Evelyn Brown, Betty Brown, Clara May Bruffy, Wilhelmina Butler. Dorothy Butler, Ella Butler. Patricia Cheeke, Katherine Cunningham. Gertrude Dawson. Saradean Dickson. Margaret Edwards. Helen English. Lois Evans. Eunice Finnell, Esther Florence. Mary Florence, Jeanette Gibbs. Evelyn Giles. Jean Griffen. Mary Jane MEMBERS Grove, Clara Guill, Frances Guiseppe. Dorothy Gunderson, Susie Ham. Ruth Haugh. June Hall. Marie Hill. Jean Hurst. Helen Jacobs. Margaret Johnson, Izetta Kelly. Audrey Kicherer, Ruth Mason, Eleanor Meador. Barbara Miller, Betty Ann Myers, Mae Papiroski, Mildred Pearson, Margaret Pistolesi, Jennie Posey, Evelyn Pulman, Hannah Reynolds. Madelyn Rhecche. Mary Rhine, Viola Rodgers. June Roylston. Cyril Rubin, Doris Scott, Virginia Sheppard. Morse Smith. Marjorie Stevens. Norma Swann, Lorraine Weber. Catherine Wester, Marjorie White, Betty Wilburn. Betty Wilfley, Doris Wilfley. Dorothy Wood. Doris Wooten. Marjorie Wright, Jessie Ziegler, GwendolynPURPOSE: To develop interest in and help students become acquainted with the wealth of art available to us, and to give the opportunity for self-expression. OFFICERS President..........................................................................Karl KENDRICK Secretary........................................................................ CLARA May Brown Sponsor.................................................................... ....Miss Bertha Noble MEMBERS Angel, Walter Barr. Rosa Dean Barry. Adrienne Barry, Billy Buck, Caroline Brown, Clara May Bush. Helen Eddins, Jack Giuseppe. Anthony Hancock. Mitchell Hatch. Worth Hughes. James Humphrey. Karen Jaseph. Ruth Jester. Randolph Kendrick. Karl Lemeshcwsky, Andrew McGuire. Leo McKee. Ruth McLein. Catherine Mehl, Robert Mills, Allen Osborne. Norma Todd. Doris Sanborn. Paul Sarle. Patty Simms. Buddy Sellers. Suzanne Smith. Tillie Werner, Mary LouPURPOSE: To take up as an extra curricular activity the minute details of history which, though interesting, can be given no time in the regular history classes: to discuss problems of current interest: to sponsor important historical projects. Vice President..................... Secretary-T reasurer............... Sponsors........................... MEMBERS OFFICERS .............................Jean Powell ............................Margie Purvis ................... ...........Jerry Ross { Mrs. Ruth Elgin {Miss Adele Aichelman Anderson. Grace Athcy. Ruth Ayers. Robert Barry. Adrienne Beach. Christine Bibb. Lawrence Blake. Vivian Blue. Marie Boley. Helen Boltwood. Walter Bonamarte. Robert Bowman. Lorraine Brown. Elsie Brown. Robert Burchfield. Ellen Call. Fannie Conlon. Jim Crockett. Barbara Davis. Elaine Crockett. Margaret DeSilva. Billy Dodd. Randolph Dodson. Joe Draper. Norman Feagans. Helen Fritter. Buddy Foster. Victor Gillum. Constance Gorham. Alton Guiffre. Guy Hawes. Mary Haynie. Helen Herrell. Mary Lee Horton. David Huntington. Marguerite Jones. Virginia Kelly. Josephine Kirchner. Elizabeth Korbe. Harry Knight. Cecelia Lamm. Amy Leef. William Martin. Margaret Miller. Sheldon Mitchell. John Mount. Barbara Noble. Marguerite Northrop. Lydia Palmer. Blanche Payne. Howard Powell. Jean Purvis. Margie Rawlings. Elaine Roberts. Margaret Roberts. Nancy Ronalds. Ronny Rosoff. Philip Ross. Jerry Rorer. Langhorne Runaldue. Charlotte Sanford. Walter Schelhorn. George Shank. Helen Shaver. Wilson Salomonsohn. Marjorie Talbott, Richard Travers. Kitty Wayland. Harris Wine. Katherine Whitehead. Katherine Wootton. Marjorie, . . . Virginia Jones. Betty King. Left to right: Virginia Coates. Pierce Ellis- v 8 Left to right: Winant Ellmorc. Douglas Schoolcy. Harold Berkow. Llewellyn Kendrick. Bobby Mcllwainc. McRae Werth. John Woodson. Ellen Burchfield. Mabel Dodson Left to right: Anita Shapiro. Elizabeth Porter. Baxter Green. Beverly Bevans. Mary Lee Williams. OL £ om pass If the 1940 COMPASS is appreciated by the students of G. W. H. S., the staff will feel amply rewarded for its efforts. The annual is published primarily for the students, and it is they whom the staff has tried to please. In an attempt to get ideas and inspiration for the book, six staff members attended the Southern Interscholastic Press Association Convention, held in November each year in Lexington, at Washington and Lee University. Miss Mary Thomas Rawls, faculty sponsor, Betty King. Elizabeth Porter. Bill Whitney. McRae Werth, and Pierce Ellis were the members who made the trip this year. Work on the COMPASS was not confined to this group, however, nor were the other members of the staff unproductive in the way of ideas and suggestions. Virginia Jon'S displayed her ability as literary editor, working particularly with the main division pages and faculty writings. Arthur Hall deserves much credit for his conscientiousness in doing much of the photographic work. William Whitney is probably the most versatile member of the staff. His statues adorn the division pages, his cartoons enliven the activities section, and his was the eye behind the camera for many of the pictures in this book. Bill worked under much difficulty, especially with fragile statues proving altogether too fragile. He is not without his reward, however, for some observing senior voted him the special honor of "most late" in the celebrity contest. The sports writing was in the capable hands of Beverly Bevans. Baxter Green, and Mary Lee Williams, although at times the first two mentioned seemed to have difficulty in finding sufficient adjectives to describe OUR teams! Anita Shapiro was Junior Class Editor, but she did not confine her activities to this department alone. Her diligence often put the rest of us to shame. The task of compiling the club section, plus much typing and other work too involved to mention, was done by Virginia Coates. She was also responsible for securing most of the senior signatures. Betty King. Cadet Major, had the job of putting the cadet section in order, and Elizabeth Porter served as Senior Class Editor.SUf Peggy Brumstetter. Beverly McClosky. Marilyn Allen and Nancy Payne, the typists. were confronted with the task of preparing the copy for the printer. In many cases their job was made harder by some writer's undiscipherable calligraphy. The staff is indebted to Ralph Park, Gazette Staff Photographer and February graduate, for the sports action shots. Miss T helma Maddox did an excellent job in arranging for the senior portraits and group pictures, and to fully appreciate her work it would be necessary to know all the diificulties of her job. Dorothy Ladue was her very able assistant. Billy DeSilva was a veritable jack-of-all-trades. His job was to do anything that did not fall under the head of one of the editors, such as numbering pictures, doing write-ups, etc. In addition to being an executive. Pierce Ellis, the editor-in-chief, found that his job necessitated his being photographer, writer, and contact man as well. The subscription department w a s headed by McRae Werth. whom Mr. Lindsey has significantly called a ’ brain-truster.'' Aside from the efficient manner in which he worked. Mac will be remembered for his humorous sign over the door of the annual office. Mr. Lindsey sponsored the business staff. Harold Berkow, whom Miss Dolly Callahan calls station B-E-R-K-O. was the advertising manager. The best testimonial of his work is the number of organizations subscribing to ads in this year's book. At the head of every annual staff there is a faculty sponsor who must be able to instruct and guide the activities of the many varied departments. Miss Mary Thomas Rawls proved her ability at this post by the way in which the many obstacles which confronts the staff were so readily overcome. Other faculty advisors were Miss Bertha Noble, Miss Audrey Sasher, Mrs. George M. Hutto and Mr. Harvey F. Cooper. Activities of the staff took such varied forms that it is impossible to describe each one: so many individuals contributed to this book that lack of space prevents mentioning each one. But it is the wish of the entire staff that every student at G. W. will find something in the book which will endear it to him. Left to right: Edith Hudson. Bill Whitney. Harriet Hulfish. Bill I Ralph Park. Arthur Hall. Marshall Funkhouser. Lett to right: Nancy Payne. Beverly McCloskey. Peggy Brumstetter Marilyn Allen. Left to right: Ernest Suit. Constance Small. Joyce Wood. Mary .'• Dent. Marie Blue. Bill DeSilva.PURPOSE: To acquaint those students interested in radio with the principles of radio, and the symbols used in radio diagrams, to teach them to draw diagrams of simple radio sets, to have the members make simple sets, and to stimulate interest in radio among the students. OFFICERS President............................................................... EDWARD MORGAN Vice President......................................................... CARROLL PURCELL Secretary-Treasurer...................................................... WALTER MILLS Sponsor...........................................................Mr. Marvin Zimmerman MEMBERS Andrews, Harry Clark, Wilton Craig. Irving Davis. Carlton DeWitt, Birchard Emerson, Douglas Eustace. Robert Fones. Alvin Green. Berryman Guill, Howard Humes. James Kilby. Richard McCloskey. Bobby Morgan, Edward Mills, Walter Olmi, Eugene Page, Paul Payne, Donald Jenssen, Sigvald Runaldue, John Sing, George Tyler, Willard Vaughn, Billw, onoaram PURPOSE: To have a closer union between the lettermen in school and those of the alumni, and to further the athletic program at G. W. OFFICERS Vice President.................................... T reasurer......................................... Sergeant-at-arms................................... ......Harold Bf.rkow .....Edward Williams ........Leo Graumann ..........Jack Ticer ___________Amos Clift (Coach Albert Doran Coach Willis Benner MEMBERS Berkow, Harold Block. Alfred Bourn. Harvey Brown. Allen Clift. Amos Crump. Jack Edmonds. John Foltz. Martin Graumann. Leo Hanback, Edward Hicks. Howard Hoffman. Phillip Kraemer. Jack Latsios. Nick Mumford. Irving Murnane. John Shelton. John Snyder. Edward Stine, Clarence Ticer. Jack Walter. Earle Williams. Edward IDAS FIELD, BEHIND THE S®P By CARL'1-® rn ttlttiER ‘d™!SL£™M Sauad With Ban Prominent Figure! ™ «rt World Will At- 1 WllH tend • o fi s»A £Jv - 3x £ mil. THE SPECTATOF I ARLES N. BIONDl cere necessary to aelec 11 of O. W. for th« useful, the library carry the vote unant students Jmaeii-r. RACE NOT® GLEE CLUBS By HELEN FISHER Senior Olrls and the lubs sang at the gene meeting held on Tmmtmcymrr—rtt—rrrsrrr , February 15. throughout the girls sang ••Starlight" by I We believe t tntyre, and the boys aang th is given the o vorlte, "Drink to Me Thine Eyes.” The ubs sang "The G was the first pub ' the glee clubs for ey have an almost l for the rest of (rough Mr. Moncure, force and the city doc been waging war ift Katherine Smith i Lee Thompson, sj e clubs, are plannlni nd in their minstrel given in tht The journalism group that writes for the school page appearing weekly in the Alexandria Gazette. front Tables, left to right: Mary Lee Williams. Pierce Ellis. Mrs. Varner. h..faulfloiL w sponsor; Neville Hall. Gloria Taylor. Charles Biondi. Dons Phillips. (JANBlVUTEv Elizabeth Dove. Margie Purvis. Dorothy Ninneman. Jack Craddock. Lydia Rector. Betty Moody. Beverly Bevans. Back Tables, left to right: Dick Donovan. Thomas Summers. Bill Phelps, Harold Berkow. Douglas Schooley. Helen Fisher. Scott Coflin. Jack Riddick. Douglas Welch. NOTES r«t. , - Ai.i,; Cast Made Up •( "V -O Football Player. AUDITORIUM PACKED 'Faculty Take Off” i. P tented; P.-T. A. Student! Aid Fund Benefits ly LUDY” MINNIGH . eight more member Ifes, we say. eight :r. a the G. W. Band getting toward the - and will take par Washington B:rlhfli I. ‘ht, Weddmf” See SI PROVi Iv W' -jA % v'-u i ot iS'wS" 1 An Informal J ursda - r Sfcertne Smltf nuary 4. b y t-o mpson. Utas V xi rest the' t 7 dent h turf rtj, y w U choose iw' turn- foot RWch Vvave oe wrk. The Magic ot vou Brain.1 - Way. —, merican Room si'«° •• and '°c -rt ba U data good time was had by aI’ ? night, December 1, In the 1 auditorium of the nleas W lty Take Off A was the Han Club. Side nomas Summers------1 O the en-1 2 2 m 0 » ayfie e er Pnt or tfc modern "Blackouts” take a curtain call... "Miss Nosey ’ drops a little aossip to the audience . . . Magazines rate at G.W.... A "Jive call to the jitterbugs ifidentially??... Anythin in happen here .... Sprin fever and physics battle it out . . . . Jack Craddock eives vent to a "Suppressed Desire • . . . AmbitiousAssembly is a favorite get-together and restful way to gain a little knowledge. C ompaAd A bit of acrobatics by Cadet Sergeant Major Robert McCauley. Raising the state flag "starts the day right." First period—The first few minutes in gym class are spent checking on who’s present and who isn’t.Dispensing with formalities, the class gets down to work with a bit of exercise. Second period—Homemaking class learns how to forget the "cook book." Service a la Emily Post. Third period—Mr. Lindsey illustrates the beauties of solid geometry "to the intelligentsia." Fourth period—Lunch time! Appetites must be satisfied, so Mr. Malkic and staff have quite a job on their hands.Fifth period—A short cut to the office is necessary for school supplies to carry on work during the last two periods. Sixth period—Study period. The congenial atmosphere of the library furnishes a quiet haven for browsing and reading. General evacuation of halls and classrooms when 3:10 bell gives the signal to lay aside books and papers."Midnight oil” burns often at G.VV.... All is quiet and peaceful ... ”In My Solitudc”sigh$ Miss Hundley ... Time out for feminine stars to smile ... Caution prevails in snowy weather .... A quick glance at the Student Council Tea .. .With his eyes wide open he's dreaming, eh. Mr. Benneer ... Who can find this wise "ole” owl? ...Cupid finds a victim. Neville Hall shown with Lulu Moss in a scene from "The Whole Town's Talking” . . . Our G.W. Barrymore. Jack Craddock, seems puzzled by Harriet Hulfish . . . Merrily wc roll atong . . . The thrill of a lifetime, receiving diploma from Supt. Williams . . . Jack Crump "vaults with vim ” . . . . What the smart young lady will wear this season ! . . . . What price beauty?rThe cheers of gay throngs . . . the thrill as a tan pigskin clutched by an eager hand, is carried over the line for a touchdown . . . the pulsating excitement as a player rounds third base and slides safely in for a home run . . . a ball shooting straight towards a basket . . . rolling tantalizingly around the rim . . . then accompanied by the roar of the crowd, slipping through and the game is won!Jack Payne Captain LOSS TO W-L ENDS SEMI-SUCCESSFUL VARSITY SEASON Closing a semi-successful season on the short end of a 21-7 score. Washington and Lee being the direct cause, the Doran-coached Presidents hung up their helmets, leaving behind a record of two victories, two ties, and six defeats. Raising the season’s curtain, the gridmen. after three weeks of practice, got off to a flying start, forcing our old rivals. Fredericksburg. to bow 1 2-0. The next contest, however, found the Blue and Gold submitting, after a bitter struggle, to Western High School. D. C. champions. 19-7. The Presidents, in the conference opener with the powerful Newport News grid machine, offered surprisingly stiff resistance before being nosed out. 12-9. Against the highly touted Portsmouth eleven, the Doranmen pulled one of the surprises of the year in battling them to a scoreless deadlock. The team traveled to Norfolk for the next encounter. and came away on the wrong side of a 25-0 score, dealt by Maury High, who later captured the state class A championship. G. W. again pulled the unexpected in their clash with the strong Central High School team, holding them to a 7-7 tie. The only conference victory came at the expense of Lane High of Charlottesville, who was trounced 20-6. The gridders then took to the road for the next two engagements, playing at Lynchburg and Hopewell, where they were defeated 18-6 and 25-0 respectively. Neatly 10.000 fans packed the G. W. bowl for the annual VARSITY SQUAD FIRST Row. left to right: Harvey Bourn. Leo Graunun. John Shelton, Phillip Hoffman. Irving Mumford. Milton Penn. Arthur Moriarty. Max Walters. SECOND ROW: John Edmonds. Harold Bcrkow. Ed Williams. Capt. Jack Payne. Jimmy Taylor. Ed Snyder. Gordon Herrell. THIRD Row: Gordon Thomson. Marty Foltz. Charles Crouch. Alfred Block. Amos Clift. Howard Hicks. Jack Krcamer, Dalton Dove. Eddie Hanback, Coach Albert Doran.Seniors on squad give demonstration. Goal line stand repulses W. W L. drive. Turkey Day clash with Washington and Lee. to see the Presidents go down fighting before a superior Little General team. 21-7. Despite the fact that defeat knocked at their backdoor many times, the squad never admitted it and kept their fighting spirit throughout the entire season. An example of the team's refusal to become discouraged was shown by the fact that the last day of practice found the same sixty-five candidates fighting for regular berths as did the first day of practice in September. Although the boys did not show up as well as expected, Coach Doran was "very much satisfied" with the team and expects greater things next fall as seven lettermen are returning in September. Much has been said about the football team, but very little about those hardworking boys who compose the managerial corps. Few people realize what an important part they play in the organization of a football squad. So everyone should give a large vote of thanks to Manager "Bozo" Stine and his assistants. Jack Ticer. Robert Thomas. Leroy Herndon, Robert Brown, and James Lamm. Jimmy Taylor captured individual scoring honors with four touchdowns and six conversions for a grand total of thirty points. Ed Snyder being his nearest competitor with two touchdowns for twelve points. Ed Williams. Alfred Block, Irving Mumford, and Harvey Bourn each were credited with six points apiece, each having scored one touchdown. The team as a whole scored sixty-eight points to the opposition s one hundred thirty-three. The following footballers were awarded letters: Jack Payne (Captain) Howard Hicks (Captain elect) Tackle James Taylor Harold Berkow Gordon Herrell Halt back Amos Clift Edward Snyder End Ed Williams Alfred Block End Irving Mumford ... Philip Hoffman Eddie Hanback John Edmonds Center John Shelton Jack Kraemer Martin Foltz Earle Walter Guard Of these lettermen, Walter. Hicks, Berkow, Clift. Hanback, Shelton, and Foltz are expected to report for practice in September. With these men as a nucleus. Coach Doran expects to build a winning club for the 1940 season. SCHEDULE Scores Maury 0 25 Opponent G. W. Opponent Central .. .. 7 7 Fredericksburg 12 0 20 6 7 19 L8 9 12 o 25 Portsmouth 0 0 Washington and Lee. .. 7 21 Brown. Herrell. Hicks. Williams. Block. Clift on the job in the Portsmouth tilt. Herrell misses block and Taylor is stopped by a Newport News end.Williams stopped by Hoover and Kirchner of W. fc L. Williams again stopping a Gonzaga back as Kraemer and Bourn come up. JUNIOR VARISTY COMPLETES SCHEDULE UNDEFEATED With a fast, pony backficld and a hard charging line accounting for much of the success. Coach Willis Benner's junior varsity football team completed its schedule with the impressive record of six victories, one tic. and no defeats. Coach Benner was highly pleased with his unbeaten team which went on to cop the Northern Virginia championship, and expressed the opinion that despite the boys' lack of weight there arc many good prospects for next year’s varsity eleven. Especially gratifying were the gridmen’s two triumps over Central and McKinley High schools of Washington The team had no captain for the season, but instead, elected one prior to each game While the team was not excessively heavy, the line averaging about 155 pounds and the backficld about 140 pounds it was well organized, whico was one of the most important factors in keeping its slate clean of defeat. v b SCHEDULE Opponent y Episcopal----------------------------------- 0 Fredericksburg----------------------------- $ Washington and Lee j } McKinley 7 Anacostia 3) Central 12 Lee-Jackson 20 Won 6 Lost 0 Tied 1 Scores Opponent 0 0 0 0 12 7 6 JUNIOR VARSITY SQUAD SECOND Row: Ludy Minmgh. Many 1 B nnt obon- Arthur Moriarty. Milton Penn. Dalton Dove. Jack Crump, i-oacn THIRD ROW: B. J. Vos. Jimmy Baker. c.n Crouch. Lewi, Almond. Mitchel Hancock. Leo Graumann.24-7 VICTORY OVER LANE HIGH ENDS SUCCESSFUL SEASON Amassing a grand total of 122 points to the opposition's 19, the cake team, coached by Mr George Tyler, completed its schedule with but one defeat and one tie to mar an otherwise perfect season. During the three seasons this team has been in existence, 18 games have been won. 2 lost and 2 tied. The only defeat this team suffered during the season was administered by a much heavier team from Central High School of Washington by the close score of 6-0. The highlight of the cake team's schedule was the jaunt to Charlottesville. This was the first long trip for the team and they made the most of it, turning in a fine performance in trouncin' the Lane High 135-poundcrs to the tune of 24-7. Among the boys who consistently performed brilliantly were co-captains Fishman and Spit-tie. West. Green, Phillips, Marsh, McDonald. Bell. Wilson and Herman. Every member of the squad, however, did his bit toward creating and maintaining the excellent spirit and high morale for which this group has been noted, and which has contributed greatly to continued success on the gridiron. Bernard Partlow, who was injured early in the season, was converted to manager and with the assistance of Edgar Wayland turned in a swell job. Opponent SCHEDULE Arlington Boys Club................ Virginia Highlands Boys Club .... . Episcopal__________________________ Del Ray Scouts—.................... Central High School ............... Alexandria Boys Club............... Lane High School___________________ CAKE TEAM FIRST ROW. left to right: Lee Hancock. William Wilson. Thomas Phillip . Co-captain Morton Fischman. Billy Bell. Charles Dombrowsky. Alvin Reid. SECOND ROW: Freddie Marsh. Ben West. Marvin Campbell. Carl Simpson. Co-captain Douglas Spittle. Jack Riddick. Walter Boltwood. Hilton Davis. Bud Vizzola. THIRD ROW: Coach George Tyler. Asst. Manager Edgar Wayland. Ralph Ruben. Freddv Gearhart. Chilton Raiford. Donald Reece. Homer MclnturfF. Charles McDonald. Mack Stack. Robert Bonamarte. Manager Bernard Partlow. Scores G. W. Opponent 47 0 26 0 13 0 12 6 0 6 0 0 24 7The backfield runs through a play . . . Drum Majorette Lillian Schultz . . . Coach Benner watches an afternoon scrimmage ... A shot of the stadium at night (Ask Whitney where he was standing to take this) . . . Irving Mumford says good-bye to his O. A. O. as the team leaves via Greyhound . . . Coach Doran wears a number too . . . Cheerleaders — Edris Skell. Lucille Humes. Nancy Payne, Mary Lee Williams, Pat Orr—pose for picture at night game . . . Helen Shank sees how letter will look on Captain - elect Howard Hicks. Taylor misses extra point at Fredericksburg . . . Hoffman carries the ball . . . Block and Bourn run interference . . . Coach Doran watches the birdie . . . The “Old Oaken Bucket ' . . . Kraemer receives the pass from center . . . Fun before the bus leaves for Lynchburg . . . The managers—. Brown, Herndon. Thomas. Stine. Ticer. and Lamm . . . Interested spectators are Vice-Mayor and Mrs. Wilkins. Principal H. T. Moncure. and sports writer Jack Tulloch.G. W. COURTMEN CAPTURE TRIPLE CROWNS Ed Snyder Captain After an unimpressive early season start, the G. W. cagcrs began to hit the hoop consistently and wound up the season with the Central District. Northern Virginia, and Big Three titles all under their belts. In winning the first Class A championship in any sport in the history of the school and capturing 16 of the 23 scheduled contests, the courtmen provided the fans with plenty of thrills, chills, and excitement before the season was over. In the curtain opener, the Alumni proved no match for the varsity, bowing 24-15, as did Glen Allen two days later, 37-19. Eastern, however, brought the two-game winning streak to a halt as they subdued the Presidents. 26-15. Journeying to Richmond for the annual invitational tournament, the locals drew Benedictine. one of the strongest prep teams in the state, and upset the dope by winning, 22-16. In the next two encounters, the quintet came away on the short end of the scores, dropping an overtime decision to Eastern. 32-30, and the initial Central District start to John Marshall. 39-30. The Blue and Gold then started what proved to be a nine-game conference streak by trouncing Thomas Jefferson. 32-25. Western then captured an extra period contest, 22-21. Bouncing right back, the Presidents took a pair of Northern Virginia games from Fredericksburg and Fairfax. 40-21 and 34-24, respectively. Meeting the University of Maryland Frosh at College Park, the courtmen met defeat at the hands of the Baby Terps, 28-22. VARSITY SQUAD FRONT Row, lift to right: Amos Clift. Ed Williams. Capt. Ed Snydrr. John Shelton, Nick Latsios. STANDING: Manager Clarence Stine. Alvin Anderson. Jack Kraemer. John Murnane, Leon Chisholm. Jack Payne, Coach Doran.The Presidents then rang up Central District wins two and three by tripping John Marshall, 32-23. and Hopewell. 37-28. G. W. University Frosh and Gonzaga dealt the Blue and Gold two consecutive defeats, 39-29 and 32-30. These were the last setbacks of the regular season, however. as the Presidents copped the next eight games in a row. Petersburg and Thomas Jefferson, both conference tilts, were conquered. 36-20 and 32-14. The boys then had a field day at the expense of Fairfax, ringing up 45 markers to the opposition s 30. District win number six was chalked up at the expense of Petersburg. 44-20 being the final count. The following night in the battle for number one position on the conference ladder with Hopewell, the locals again came through as they took a 24-21 thriller. The quintet next scored an easy win over Fredcrickburg. 36-20. Meeting W. L. on the home court in a packed gymnasium, the Presidents handed the Little Generals a 41-15 shellacking. The following evening, the cagers captured the first Central District title in the history of the school by again taking the Arlingtonians over the coals. 27-20. Arrangements were made to meet Newport News. Eastern District Champions, on the home floor. With the fans all but hanging from the rafters, the Presidents, in one of the most thrilling clashes ever seen on the local front, nosed out the Shipbuilders. 30-29. Interest now at a fever pitch, the game with Lynchburg. Western District titleists, was again to be played on the local court. Using an effective man-for-man defense against the Glassmen. the Blue and Gold ran up an early period lead, which was speedily cut down, however, as the game progressed. With but minutes left to play and behind seven points, the Presidents staged a spectacular rally to pull abreast and seemingly overcome the handicap. As the final gun went off. the scoreboard read 34-33 in G. W.’s favor. The fans nearly went crazy, only to learn a few minutes later the last field goal had been nullified and Lynchburg won the ball game. 33-32. G. W. had dropped a heartbreaking decision to Lynchburg. Despite the fact that the team did not win the State championship. it deserves a vote of thanks for winning the first Central District title in the school’s history. Despite the loss of Captain Ed Snyder. Nick Latsios. Alvin Anderson, Johnny Murnane and Jack Kraemer by graduation, with Leon Chisholm. Johnny Shelton and Captain-elect Amos Clift returning next year. Coach Doran hopes to build as fine a squad as the 1939-40 one. SCHEDULE Opponent G. W. Opponent Alumni _ 24 15 Glen Allen 37 19 Eastern . 15 26 Benedictine 22 16 Eastern 30 32 John Marshall 30 39 Thomas Jefferson 32 25 Western 21 22 Fredericksburg 40 21 Fairfax 34 24 Maryland Frosh 22 28 John Marshall 32 23 Hopewell . .... 37 28 G. W. University Frosh 29 39 Gonzaga 30 32 Petersburg 36 20 Thomas Jefferson 32 14 Fairfax 45 30 Petersburg 44 20 Hopewell 24 21 Fredericksburg ... 36 20 Washington-Lee 41 15 Washington-Lee 27 20 Newport News — 30 29 Lynchburg 32 33 i f Murname gets possession of ball from two W. B L players; Williams and Chisholm are in the foreground.JUNIOR VARSITY SQUAD Left to right: Martin Foltz. Charles Dombrowsky. Charles Thoman. Dave Roberts. Carlin Allen, Marshall Funkhouser. Jack Crump. Lonnie Philips, Coach Benner. JAYVEES WIN SEVEN THRILLERS T he Junior Varsity, under the coaching of Mr. Benner, proved that thirteen was not such an unlucky number as some believe. The "Little Presidents" won seven and lost six during the past season which gave them a winning average of .533. Opening the season against Tech High of Washington, the boys in blue and gold dropped a heartbreaker by one point margin, but as if to compensate for this bad break, four wins followed, one of which was over Tech in a return game. This streak was brought to an abrupt climax, however, when the Jayvees met defeat at the hands of a strong Anacostia quintet. The remainder of the "Little Presidents" schedule consisted of return games with Bethesda, Western and Anacostia, and two games with their arch-rivals, W. L. A flashy passing attack and snappy floor work was featured by the Jayvees throughout the season while an effective man-to-man defense was used to bottle up the opposition. The squad was made up mostly of new men. Chuck Thoman being the only player remaining from last year's team, but this seemed to hamper the boys little, and the new players turned in fine performances throughout the season. Outstanding for the "Little Presidents" in their campaign were Lonnie Phillips, James Suit. Jack Crump, and Chuck Thoman. Mr. Benner has varsity hopes for some of his boys next year, and we wish them the best of luck. SCHEDULE Scores Opponent G. W. Opponent McKinley Tech 19 20 Bcthcsda-Chevy Chase 22 21 McKinley Tech .. 17 9 Western High 26 17 Eastern High 30 27 Anacostia 31 32 Alexandria Boys Club 19 38 Bethesda-Chevy Chase 26 19 Alexandria Boys Club 11 19 Western High 21 8 Anacostia 18 19 Washington and Lee 22 14 Washington and Lee 11 18Clift scores against Hopewell . . . Sporting a broken arm. Coach Doran stands by with liniment bottle to help teammates in Faculty-Varsity tilt . . . Plenty of action as “school-marms" are "nosed out ' 31-1 . Starting line-up in championship drive . . . Johnny Murnane. versatile substitute . . . Priscilla Knight gets tip-off . . . More action as Mont-gomcry-Blair misses field goal . Interested spectators at championship game!John Murname Captain TWO LETTERMEN RETURN TO 1940 DIAMOND SQUAD With but two lcttcrmen. Amos Clift and Captain Johnny Murnanc returning from last year's baseball wars. Coach Doran had quite a problem facing him in trying to build a successful baseball machine from the thirty-five candidates who answered the initial call. Some promising material has been uncovered, however, and at this writing the team seems to be developing into a smooth working organization. The Presidents gave evidence of this promise in the season opener against Falmouth High School, rapping out an 11-3 victory over the visitors. Jimmy Higgins, pitching his first varsity game, and Johnny Murnane allowed but two hits each, while the locals collected ten off the servings of the Indian slabsman. In the only other contest played to date the diamonders dropped a 6-3 verdict to the powerful Georgetown Freshmen, being limited to two bingles by a pair of Hoya twirlers. Murnane allowed but four blows, one of these, however, being a circuit clout in the seventh inning. Although the abolishment of the state baseball league came as a distinct surprise and left many vacancies on the Presidents’ card. Coach Doran has managed to arrange a complete schedule for the varsity tossers in addition to an intramural league of six teams. These intramural teams are expected to furnish varsity material for next year. SCHEDULE April 5—Falmouth. 3........... G W. H. April II—Georgetown Frosh. 6....G. W. H. April 1 7—Central April 19—Washington and Lee. April 24—Fredericksburg. April 26—Central. April 29—McKinley Tech. 5., 11 May 1—Mount Vernon. 5.. 3 May 3—Georgetown Frosh. May 7—Fredericksburg. May 10—Mount Vernon. May 1 3—Devitt Prep. May 15—Gonzaga. May 24—Washington and Lee. BASEBALL SQUAD SITTING. Itft to right: Johnny Shelton. "Chuck" Thoman. Walter Rumsey, Capt. Johnny Murnanc. Marvin Campbell. Alton Gorham. Matthew Dcnitto. SECOND Row, left to right: Coach Doran. Marty Foltz. Richard Downey. Eddie Williams, James Higgins. Gus Summers. Lonnie Phillips. Asst. Mgr. James Lamm. I MIRD Row. left to right: Mgr. Stine. Lawrence Hyland. Billy Brown. Marshall Funkhouser.PRESIDENTS PLACE FOURTH IN CENTRAL DISTRICT MEET The 1940 edition of the G. W. track team has two meets under its belt as this goes to press. The Presidents' cindermcn, after a few weeks of preliminary training which was hindered by inclement weather, competed in the Central Division Championships at Richmond on April 6. Against strong opposition they scored 19 points to take fourth place in the team totals, behind Thomas Jefferson, Washington and Lee. and John Marshall, and 3head of Hopewell and Petersburg. This was an improvement over last year's showing and proved that the Presidents are to be reckoned with on the cinder paths this season. On Monday. April 15. G. W. was host to powerful McKinley Tech of Washington, who scored a 78-48 victory over the local tracksters. Despite a drizzle which continued all afternoon, and track which was little better than a quagmire, the competition was keen and the performances uniformly good. This was the first home appearance for the G. W. squad, which showed strength in the sprints, mile, half-mile, relay, low hurdles and weights. In the pole vault and broad jump the Presidents are represented by strong entries, but lack high hurdlers and high jumpers of ability. Coach Willis Benner is again guiding the destinies of the Presidents on the cinder paths and has produced a well-rounded squad. SCHEDULE Harvey Bourn Captain April 6—Centra! District Meet at Richmond. (Fourth place with 19 points.) April 15—Tech High of Washington, at home. (Tech. 78; G. W.. 48.) April 19—Central High of Washington, away. April 24—Woodrow Wilson of Washington and and Montgomery-Blair. at home (Triangular) . April 20—Washington and Lee and Fredericksburg, at home (Triangular). May 4—Maryland Interscholastics at Baltimore. May 10. 11—State Class "A" Meet, at Charlottesville. May 11—Evening Star Invitational Meet, at Washington. May 18—“C” Club Meet, at Central High in Wash ington FIELD AND TRACK SQUAD FRONT ROW. left to right: Henry Grimm. Leo Graumann. Howard Reece. Bill Atkins. Capt. Harvey Bourn. Fred Marsh. Baxter Green. Courtney Renshaw. Jack Crump. SECOND ROW: Jimmy Dodge, Lewis Almond. Douglas Feaganes. Nick Latsios. Tom Phillips. James McLean. Lee Hancock. Billy Bell. Gordon Grimm. Asst. Mgr. THIRD Row: Coach Benner. B. J. Vos. Harry Hinken, Bill Phelps. Alfred Block. Harry Korbe. Manager Clarence Stine.SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR NEW G. W. SPORT Only one defeat was chalked against the Hockey Team this year despite the fact that this was the first team organized in George Washington which met outside schools in contest. Rated as the underdogs against the more experienced teams, the girls of G. W. quickly established the fact that they had a significant meaning in the field of hockey. There are eleven players to a team, but the team is eligible to have as many substitutes as it can support. This year's team at G. W. had twenty-four players which proved that the girls were very much interested in having a regular hockey team. Although the number of games played was small, G. W. showed a considerable knowledge of just how hockey should be played, and proved that hockey in this school is destined to establish a high ranking in its respective field. The team was led to success by Captain Jane Hulfish, who. along with sister Harriet and Anita Deavers. turned in some outstanding playing. Miss Lucy Houston and Miss Vivian Woodard, who coached the team this year, are now making plans for a regular hockey team at George Washington. Jane Hulfish Captain SCHEDULE Date Opponent G. W. Opponent 0 0 0 0 October 31 Hyattsville High School .. 0 0 November 17 Hyattsville High School 1 2 HOCKEY TEAM FRONT Row, left to right: June Wells. Janet Saxer. Vivian McLein. Jane Hulfish. Edythe Nolan. Jane Palmer. Joanne Armstrong. SECOND Row: Coach. Miss Vivian Woodard. Harriet Hulfish. Betty Lanham. Anita Deavers. Doris French. Laurel Lee Potter. Temple Stcwardson. Betty Lee Haynes. Ellen Creel. Rellow Newman. Gloria Gardner. Manager.TOUGH SCHEDULE COMPLETED WITH THREE VICTORIES Although the G. W. girls basketball team completed the season with only three victories, the losses chalked against them were one or two point margin losses. Coached under the loyal guidance of Miss Irma DeVault and managed by the capable, reliable Gloria Gardner, the team not only showed that it knew a thing or two about basketball, but revealed a number of outstanding players who were recognized by coaches of various schools as being exceptionally good. Rated as one of the best girl basketball guards and recognized many times for outstanding playing on the woodways was Anita Devers who was elected to captain next year's squad. Also among the outstanding players, though less experienced, was Priscilla Knight, one of the season s high scorers. The team, captained by Kitty Travers, had a hard schedule which took them on numerous out-of-town trips to participate in contests, one being the Golden Basketball Tournament at Hyattsville. Md. SCHEDULE Scores Date Opponent Opponent G. W. 9 1 9 10 16 5 February 3 16 12 February 16 Richard Montgomery ... 8 7 Fairfax 13 L2 11 5 February 29 13 8 March 5 15 8 15 11 March 14 G. W. Faculty 1 31 Kitty Travers Captain GIRLS' VARSITY BASKETBALL SQUAD FRONT Row. left to right: Jane Baker. Margaret Miller. Nancy Aitcheson. SECOND Row: Amy Bohlaycr. Anita Devers. Capt. Kitty Travers. Priscilla Knight. June Wells. THIRD Row: Gloria Gardner, manager. Ellen Burchfield. Jeannette Hillayer. Mary Bledsoe, Dorothy Toms. Margaret Bohlaycr. Miss De Vault, coach.The tramp of marching feet.... the rattle of sabres against shining buttons .... the movement of gray-dad figures in military precision .... the friendly rivalry of the competitive drill . . . . white-gloved hands swinging rhythmically!Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Field has reached the top position of the Cadet Corps. He was in command of both battalions. In his third year he was platoon sergeant, and his next promotion was to the grade of Captain. He was promoted to his present rank 1939-40. Regimental Captain Adjutant is the rank of Walter Sanford. He had all of the clerical work of the regiment to do and was an invaluable assistant to the Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. C. C. Anderson Director of the Band Major Calvin Butts had quite a record—that of being promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain to Major in one year. He was in command of the first battalion. 2 ecjinien Major Betty King was in command of the girls’ battalion. In her sophomore year, she was promoted from corporal to sergeant to platoon sergeant, and the next year to First Lieutenant. She also was promoted from First Lieutenant to Major in one year. James Foster was promoted from sergeant to Second Lieutenant in February. After that time he was acting Captain Adjutant. Lt. A. G. Anderson P. M. S. 8 T. 2nd Lt. R. M. Zimmerman, Inf.-Res. Asst, to the P. M. S. T.G. W. BAND MAKES RAPID PROGRESS One of the outstanding organizations, of which the school is justly proud, is our band. This group, under the direction of Mr. C. C. Anderson, has made marked progress this year, and the membership has grown to sixty players. The student leaders for the year 1939-40 were: Drum Majorette........................................................ FRANCES HARLOWE Captain............................................................ Peter McConnell First Lieutenant..................................................... LLEWELLYN MlNNIGH All of these will have to be replaced for next year, however, as these veterans leave in the June class. Activities of the band have been many and varied during the school session. All during football season the band did its share to pep up the team at rallies and games. Parades and trips kept the band busy during the fall term. Two cups were won by the group. On November 1 1 the town came to the support of the band with its response to the "Tag Day." As a result the school was able to purchase bright new uniforms and has now one of the best equipped bands in the state. For the first time a G. W. Band entered the state musical festival in Richmond. The other events of note for the band beside the usual local activities were the Horse Show at Upperville and Apple Blossom Festival at Winchester. MEMBERS Atcilus. Alfred Bowden. Stephen .. Bruffy. Newton Cobean. Junius ... Cogan. John Cummins. Robert . Dickson. Margaret Pate. Cirrol Emtnet. John . Sax Gralton. Bobby Harlowe. Frances Potter. Jean Herndon. Mitchell .. Sax Hitch. Oliver Purcell. Earl Hinkcn. Harry Hurst. Helen Hyland. Lawrence .. Sax Jcnsscn. Sigvald Jones. Lewis Kilby. Richard Kolshak. Leonard . Lockhart. Charles Lovelace. William Bass E £a: McArthur. Maxine Flute Walker. Sarah Lee McConnell. Pete .... . .. C Melody Sax McConnell. Richard Williams. Anne Tenor Drurr.CADET CORPS HAS EVENTFUL YEAR It is not "all work and no play" in the Cadet Corps: quite the contrary, there are many varied activities which make this study a very interesting course. Throughout the year, the corps participated in several parades in this vicinity, namely Armistice Day. George Washington s Birthday. and Army Day parades. Every year it makes a trip to Winchester to participate in the Apple Blossom Festival Parade. This year Lt. Anderson secured tickets for ten commissioned and noncommissioned officers to attend the horse show at Fort Myer. Next year he hopes to obtain even more tickets for this exciting event. Another "first" for the corps this year was the trip to Richmond. Five commissioned officers from the first battalion received an invitation from John Marshall High School to view its cadet corps. T hese boys took a day from school and examined the corps to get new ideas and information. The trip was most enjoyable, and much benefit was derived from it. COMPANY "A" Officers Captain ________________________....... First Lieutenant....................... Second Lieutenant...................... First Sergeant James Deeton Sergeants William Deeton Robert Duvall Luther Thomas Corporals Robert Brawner John Graves Matthew MacMorland Donald Moore Norman Schrott Odis Wilson Privates Joseph Allen Ashby Bloxton Wilton Clarke David Cornell John Crews Benjamin Dickerson Stephen Field Carl Garrison Billy Glasgow Albert Grenadier Franklin Griffin William Harlowe Gordon Hawes Douglas Hogan ......Ronald Sisk ......Frank King .... Ward Rothgeb Haywood Johnson Henry Lanum Jack London Clifford Lowe James Miller Walter Mills Hugh Ashby Moss Robert Murphy Sam Owen Harry Poladian Billy Sellers Kenneth Shipp Jimmy Strother Robert WalshMILITARY TRAINING BUILDS CITIZENSHIP The work in cadets is not meant to prepare us for war any more than the purpose of our army is to conquer new nations. It is agreed that the true purpose of our corps is to make good, clean, honest future citizens of the members. By the time a person has had four years service, three as a subordinate and one as a superior officer, he has learned the rudiments of cooperation and the practical use of authority and discipline. These will be most beneficial in the years after school. In the corps a person is required to be neat, orderly, to obey orders and to conduct himself in such a way as becomes a gentleman. The War Department requires that at least three hours of drill be observed each week. Contrary to many beliefs, this training is most interesting to girls. Every girl loves to march in parades: there is something exhilarating about marching down an avenue when flags are waving. bands playing and crowds cheering. COMPANY "B” Officers Captain DELANEY KOPP First Lieutenant..............................WILLIAM PAYNE Second Lieutenant...........................WILLIAM DeSilva First Sergeant Conrad Allman Sergeants Douglas Schooley Richard Slater Robert Snapp Corporals Robert Clark Donald Cockrell Herbert Munday Stanley Scherr Privates Winford Atkins Edward Barclay Aubrey Barnett George Brown Albert Bryan Marold Carter Ray Clark William Cowhig Robert Downham Richard Fleming Everett Godfrey Willard Hammersley Harold Harris LcRoy Herndon James Hunter John Jenssen Jack Jordan William Kramer William Leef Richard Marshall Harmon Martin Alvin Masiello Robert McArtor Courtney Nalls Karl Peterson Donald Payne Eugen Reckcr Carmen Renzi William Rice John Richards Willard Robey Robert Roland Earl Skillman Courtney Smith Marshall Struder Thomas Tomlin Earle Tutt Edgar Wayland Randolph Weadon Raymond WilliamsonCOURSE IN FIRST AID OFFERED GIRL CADETS In the winter there were many damp or cold days which forced the Cadet Corps to stay indoors. The girls' battalion spent more days inside than did the boys. The corps wanted something to do during this period that would be both interesting and beneficial to the girls. Lieutenant Anderson negotiated with the Red Cross to see about getting instructions in this course. The Red Cross sent Mr. Barbour from the Rescue Squad of this city to give instructions to the girls. Mr. Barbour was very generous in giving them time, five days every other week. The girls found this course very interesting. When it was completed, each girl was entitled to a Junior Red Cross certificate. Much benefit can be derived from a course of this type. Among the topics discussed were artificial respiration, bandaging, bleeding, and treatments for shock, broken bones, fainting and minor injuries. COMPANY MC" Officers Captain ...................................... DORIS HOOE First Lieutenant.......................................KYLE Barnhill Second Lieutenant..................................MARJORIE HOFFMAN Sergeants Barbara Cunningham Hazel Kirchner Lois Petitt Cecil Spaulding Corporals Arlene Bibb Wilhelmina Bruffy Catherine Burnell Lola Butler Julia Harlowe Gwendolyn Nolan Privates Flossie Alexander Jeanne Anderson Elizabeth Arnold Mildred Arnold Margaret Baggett Cornelia Baldwin Beverly Brady Patricia Butler Dorothy Dawson Faye Clark Katherine Cox Genevieve Crockett Juanita Davis Ruby DeVaughn Rita DuVal Betty Dyson Mary Edwards Louise Feaganes Lucille Feaganes Jean Giles June Hogan Betty Lee Haugh Rae Hollingsworth Anna Hudson Betsey Jaseph Jane Keller June Kendrick Jeanne Ketland Loretta Keyes Carol Knight Virginia Lescalleet Margaret Meeks Elaine Miller Lillian Miller Margaret Molton Betty Nesbitt Shirley Newbauer Blanche Palmer Ruth Pugh Cyril Royston Dorothy Rush Elizabeth Schafe Dorothy Simms Twila Slack Evelyn Smith Tillie Smith Ruth Springer Edith Stephens Linda Thomas Mary Lou Thomson Thelma Treger Marjorie Wooten Catherine Wright Helen WindhamTHE RECRUITS The recruits who entered the first battalion of the Cadet Corps this year were under the capable instruction of Cadet Lieutenant James Foster and Cadet Sergeant Douglas Schooley. These boys entered the corps in the second semester and since that time they have shown great improvement. None of them had had any previous military training, but they were ready and willing to learn. The girl recruits were under the supervision of Gwendolyn Nolan. She is to be commended for her good work in teaching them the rudiments of military training. After two weeks of this instruction, they were added to the rest of the corps. Under the military system of training, much care, thought, and time are spent upon mental as well as physical development, in order that the cadets of our corps may possess a recognition of proper authority, and the willingness to accept responsibility. RECRUITS Instructors 2nd Lieutenant James Foster Sergeant Douglas Schooley Privates Lee Allen Vivian Allen Harry Andrews Charles Baumann Ernest Bragg Charles Carneal James Coates Carlton Davis Birchard DeWitt Courtney Diamond James Favill John Gasaway James Griffin George Hall George Jung Sing James Mills Robert Noble Ferdinand Plitt Bill Purple Frank Ray J. M. Rideout Jack St. ClairCOLONEL DEEMS SABRE CLUB Officers Commander .................................. ROBERT FIELD Vice Commander_______________________________________CALVIN BUTTS Secretary-Treasurer ________________________ DELANEY KOPP The Colonel Deems Sabre Club was organized in 1931 through the advice of Colonel Deems. It is composed of the commissioned officers of the First Battalion. All matters concerning dances, parades, inspections, and discipline are brought up and thoroughly discussed at the meetings. The club also forms a board to decide the handling of delinquent cases. Through the efforts of this club, the course of training the cadets was made more interesting, and the officers took a greater personal interest in the subordinate member. MEMBERS Lieutenant Colonel Robert Field Major Calvin Butts Captain Ronald Sisk Captain Delaney Kopp First Lieutenant William Payne First Lieutenant Frank King Second Lieutenant Ward Rothgeb Second Lieutenant William DeSilva Second Lieutenant James FosterCHEVRONS CLUB Officers President ...................................... JAMES DEETON Vice President............................................BILLY DEETON Secretary-Treasurer ........................... ROBERT DUVAL Sergeant-at-Arms ........................................CONRAD ALLMAN Vice Sergeant-at-Arms ......................GEORGE SCHELHORN The Chevrons Club is composed of the non-commissioned officers of the first battalion, and such other members as may be designated by the P. M. S. T. It has for its main purpose the training of non-commissioned officers and the study of problems which arise among them. Also at these meetings, which are held every Friday morning, the conduct of the privates, the problem of teaching the manual of arms, and improvements in drill are discussed. From this group of officers will come the commissioned officers for 1940-41. They will have great responsibilities, and quite a bit of time is spent in preparing for this distinction. MEMBERS Rcgt. Sergeant Major Robert McCauley Regt. Supply Sergeant George Schelhorn First Sergeant Conrad Allman First Sergeant James Deeton Supply Sergeant Sheldon Miller Sergeant Robert Duval Sergeant Douglas Schooley Sergeant William Deeton Sergeant Robert Snapp Sergeant Luther Thomas Sergeant Richard Slater Corporal Herbert Munday Corporal Donald Cockrell Corporal Donald Moore Corporal Matthew MacMorland Corporal Robert Clark Corporal Otis Wilson Corporal Robert Brawner Corporal Stanley Scherr Corporal Norman Schrott Corporal John Graves Private Walter Mills Private Courtney Smith Private Willard Robey Private Courtney Nalls Private James StrotherLIEUTENANT LIWISKI CLUB Secretary ................. KYLE BARNHILL The Lieutenant Liwiski Club is composed of all the commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the Girl Cadet Corps. Whenever any social or business functions are brought up. the Lieutenant Liwiski Club is naturally consulted, as it is the controlling force. Disciplinary matters. changes in orders, promotions, dances, and parades are discussed by the members at the weekly meetings. The Lieutenant Liwiski Club has been a part of the corps for many years and promotes a better understanding between the commissioned and non-commissioned officers. It also gives each officer the opportunity to express her opinion, make complaints, and offer suggestions for the advancement of the second battalion. MEMBERS Major Betty King Captain Doris Hooe First Lieutenant Kyle Barnhill Second Lieutenant Marjorie Hoffman Sergeant Lois Petitt Sergeant Hazel Kirchner Sergeant Barbara Cunningham Sergeant Cecil Spaulding Corporal Gwendolyn Nolan Corporal Arlene Bibb Corporal Julia Harlow Corporal Catherine Burnell Corporal Wilhelmina Bruffy Corporal Lola ButlerTHE RIFLE TEAM Officers Captain ........................................ Robert Field Range Officer RONALD SlSK The rifle team is a division of the Cadet Corps. In order to become a member a cadet must shoot a qualified score: after he has shown his ability as a marksman, he automatically is considered a member. The rifle team was organized when the cadets were started. This team at the present time is under the command of Lt. Anderson. The members were very fortunate in having Lt. Marvin Zimmerman for their instructor on the range. The rifle team practiced every day after school in order to compete in matches with other schools. It made a fine showing in many of these. This traveling from school to school to participate in competitive matches forms the most interesting activity of the team. Robert Field Ronald Sisk Stanley Scherr Stephen Field MEMBERS Franklin Ray Billy Glasgow Walter Mills Robert WalshA bird's eye view of the regiment and band—Frances Harlowe receiving an award for the second best junior band in the George Washington's Birthday parade—Our band playing on the White House lawn Easter Monday—Calvin Butts receiving a trophy for the best boy cadet corps in the Birthday parade—Views of the girls and the band in the parade—Major Marguerite Simpson of the 1939 class receiving an award in competitive drill—A silhoutte of a corporal—Frances Harlowe and the band parading at a football game—The newest addition to the corps, Orderly James Coates. Irzii. Lathes! Curtain! "otneji Rowe's theme has ;:tle r.z for Bii' Whitney . tardy... F iruar Prom rants amor.c the 7o OuO Adu itUesU : liJiilt Uea U fait apfitscieUiOH we thank you jpi you kind cooperation and conkitwtion in helping to make poliitUe on mO Ife Jxnk. 7 , gtajlOFFICERS PRESIDENT — MRS C N BIONDI VICE-PRESIDENT—MRS. S. L. POTTER SECRETARY — MISS VIVIAN WOODARD TREASURER — MR. D. D. ROTHGIEB OBJECTS OF HICHSCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS WELFARE OF YOUTH To promote the welfare of youth in the home, school, church, and community. THE HOME To raise the standards of home life. LEGISLATION To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of youth. HOME AND SCHOOL COOPERATION To bring into closer relation the home and the school that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the guidance of youth. COMMUNITY COOPERATION To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all youth the highest advantage in physical, mental, moral, and spiritual education. 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MANNING 721 King Street Real Estate, Loans Insurance HAYMAN’S Phone ALex. 1042 DEPARTMENT STORE 1003 Mt.Vernon Avenue Potomac, Alexandria, Va. 526 King Street Phone ALex. 1719 Phone Alex. 1206 Palace Cleaners COMPLIMENTS OF DR. J. C. MAJOR Cleaning, Pressing Dyeing, Repairing Prince and Royal Streets ALEXANDRIA, VA.Phone ALex. 0056 MERRILL C. LYNCH DRUGS REED THEATRE BUILDING “For the Best Dinners in Town " Majestic Cafe Virginia Grill 622 Kimt St. Wash'tonO Kintf Sts. ALex. 2990 ALex. 4755 Sea Foods—Steaks—Virginia Hams Rosemont Market ARROWSMITH’S No. 2 East Walnut Street FOR Phone ALex. 2499 SPORT CLOTHES for Sires 9 to 20 COMPLETE TABLE SUPPLIES REED THEATRE BUILDING and Prompt Delivery ALEXANDRIA, VA. Phone ALex. 0137 for A tiy thing—A nytime-—A nywhere COMPLIMENTS OF Gibson’s Drug Store Alexandria Woman s Club KING AND ALFRED STS. Prescription Pharmacists Compliments of Levinson Clothing Auto Accessories Co. Company Phone ALex. 0691 OUTFITTERS FOR MEN AND BOYS 1200 King Street 424 King St. Alexandria, Va. Compliments of MONTICELLO HOTEL COFFEE SHOP Drink Coca-Cola in Bottles COCA-COLA BOTTLING 807 King Street Phone ALex. 0850 WORKSDUNCAN S TRANSFER AIIIANJRia VlROiNiA “INSURED MOVERS” • MOVING • SHIPPING Telephone • crating Alex. 0473 • STORAGE • FURNITURE MOVED CAREFULLY AT REASONABLE PRICES • PIANO MOVERS • PADDED VANS WE SERVICE ALEXANDRIA, ARLINGTON and FAIRFAX COUNTIES AGENTS SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM DUNCAN’S TRANSFER 400-2 N. Columbus Street Alexandria, Va. Port nerd (Pa((room ALEXANDRIA,VA. ROLLER SKATING Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday Friday Nights and Saturday Matinee SWING DANCING 9 to 1—Every Thursday Night BARN DANCE Telephone ALex. 3836 Every Saturday NightMILLER’S “The Friendly Store ” 800 King Street Phone Alex. 1157 HARDWARE Sporting Goods—Garden Implements—Window Glass HOUSE FURNISHINGS SAPOLIN QUALITY PAINT 4« - We Deliver Phones, Alex. 2525 and 2526 ★ Alexandria Dairy Products Co., Inc. Corner Pitt and Princess Streets Alexandria, Virginia ★ An Addition to the Northern Virginia Dairy Industry Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Cream Gilt Edge Butter - Eggs - Cottage Cheese

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