George Williams College - Embers Yearbook (Chicago, IL)
- Class of 1957
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3 1833 07470 4229 ACOfiitfc OH embers GEORGE WILLIAMS COLLEGE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 1957 ■ Editor-in-Chief: ROBERT OGBURN Circulation Manager: DWIGHT HAAS Art and Layout Editor: KARL HALLSTEN Advertising Manager: CLYDE JOHNSON Photographer: RICHARD BENNETT Faculty Advisor: DAVID LAUGHLIN FOREWORD Through the ivied halls, the crowded classrooms, the bulging library, the remodeled gym and pool, the buzzing dormitory, the concerned faculty and the busy students life there flows one thread— the thread of informality. It is the thread which we have chosen to be the warp and woof of this year’s Embers. We have tried to capture for you in a unique way the accent on informality which is so much a part of life at George Williams College ► FRANK A. HATHAWAY The Embers of 1957 takes pleasure in dedicating its pages to Mr. Frank A. Hathaway, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the College. Mr. Hathaway, a devoted and tireless friend of the College and the former Executive Secretary of the YMCA of Chicago, has given generously of his time and talent, rendering distinguished leadership in many areas of administration. His efforts have been particularly valuable in expanding the College’s scholarship pro¬ gram—for which the student body is extremely grateful. m The story begins . . . It made little difference whether you kissed mother good-bye in Pennsylvania, brought your wife and child from California, set sail from Israel, or came by CTA when you crossed the quadrangle and stopped at Dole Hall Desk you were greeted with the same friendly “Hi.” Your fears of finding friends or knowing just what to do were all but forgotten as “Mother” Marshall gave you your room number or a member of the Orientation Committee took you on a tour of the college. The climb to the Tower and your first visit to the George Williams Room left you winded but not so much that you couldn’t join in the singing of a few old familiar songs and for the first time you felt the spirit behind the words and music of the Alma Mater at the New Student As¬ sembly. Most of the first day was spent taking tests, but even these weie taken in stride with the promise of going to BEGINNINGS OF THE COLLEGE 1884 1890 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: YMCA Western Secretarial Institute established. Chicago: A one year course was offered at the Central YMCA with a total paid faculty and staff of one person half-time, and a total budget for the year of 1200 dollars. On the first day of classes the volunteer instructors out-numbered the students almost two to one. DENNIS OTTOSEN-GWE Ann Arbor, Michigan . . . Field work at Beverly YMCA . . . Looking toward Hawaiian YMCA as Boys’ Secretary . . . Veep and Prexy of Phi Zeta Tau . . . Student Recruiting Council . . . Varsity Basketball manager . . . Denny is known as a sportsman, particularly golf . . . good at quick quip. PHILLIP G. GEISEL - GWE Kansas City, Mo. . . . was employed at Lincoln Belmont YMCA . . . head¬ ing for YMCA work with camping emphasized . . . Phil was president of Phi Zeta Tau . . . member of Embers staff . . . intramurals . . . drama . . . glee club . . . Choir . . . The Indian Dancer . . . old camper . . . married and looking for twins. Left: Mr. Gunnar Peterson proctors one of the tests. New students include Evelyn Despenza, Harbans Singh, Ray Simser, Jerry Lloyd and John A. Clarke. Right: An informal sing serves as an entree to friendship for Cyril Myers, Lois Fredrickson, new stu¬ dents, Lynn Rinehart and Becky Abrahamson of the Orientation Committee, and Gordon Boys, another freshman. College camp the next day. Friendly fellowship on the bus made the 90 miles fly by quite fast and soon we were carrying our suitcases down Circle Drive. Our quarters in the modern lakefront cabins assured us that College Camp was not quite like the old “Y” camp back home; facilities proved to be more than adequate as a setting for us to become oriented to college life—its rules, curriculum, organizations, customs, philosophy, policies The periods of discussion and recreation went by quick¬ ly and Saturday night found us in Huppy Hollow for the rnr A ., Left: Mrs. Dorothy Rambar (right), college registrar, is super¬ vising her corps of workers, Lillian Botma and Mati Robinson. Right: Mrs. Celia “Mom " ’ Marshall, Assistant to the Business Manager, welcomes roommates Ron Watson and George Mathis hack for another year in Dole Hall. . . . Registration traditional initiation ceremony. In the blackness of the clearing we were alone, but as the fire broke forth it re¬ vealed the others around the circle, symbolizing the Col¬ lege Community. Though the torches in our. hands soon went out, the light that was kindled in our hearts burned on through the night and the years which followed. The spirit of Christian serv¬ ice, so much a part of the college, had burned its way deep into our lives. Registration and screening the next day was just a bit more confusing than we were led to believe by the students who had gone before. We knew we’d never forget our names after filling in all those forms. The screening program which followed found new stu¬ dents waiting to show their physical prowess as well as hearing, vision and blood tests. With these things out of the way we were ready to have our pockets cleaned at the cashier’s window and bookstore. Completely exhausted and even more broke we were ready for the first day of classes. This ear the Embers has departed from the usual practice of having the seniors in a special section. We have chosen rather to place them throughout the book. This is an attempt to help you keep in mind that the activities, classes and events of the college all have one basic goal in mind. To develop better leaders for tomorrow as well as a better life today. Here are the results of these efforts — the Senior Class of 1957. Top Left: Peggy Bermele, Evelyn Despenza, Betty Besecker and Barbara Thomas, are doing push¬ ups as part of the physical fitness screening. Top Right: Senior Rod Gleeson checks Bob Gee’s hearing on the audiometer. Bottom Left: Bob Wierman polishes the numbers on his new home, “cell 229.” Bottom Right: Miss Helen Westerberg, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Ed¬ ucation and swimming instructor is shown testing Con Slaviero’s aquatic skills. Looking on are Luella Kincade, Karl Hallsten, Thelma Samples, Bob Lowery, Tom Kiefer and Bob Wierman. The estimated expenses for the school year were Board and room $130-180 Tuition 50- Books 10- 20 Other Expenses 35- 50 Total Expenses . . .September Camp was fun Classes had already begun for the sophomores and some others on September 11 at College Camp, Lake Geneva. This was the course in outdoor education called Septem¬ ber Camp. Whether it should be called a class is probably somewhat debat¬ able but no student objects to the two points credit for the course. This is about as informal as formal education can get! Curriculum includes sessions on nature lore and nature identifica¬ tion with “Doc” Thompson of the Cook County Forest Preserve and sessions on camp crafts, camp man¬ agement, caravan camping, camp equipment and program. Gunnar Peterson directed the camp assisted by David Laughlin and Jean Bed- ger. A three day caravan trip was made visiting camps in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Stops were Top: Every good camper has to know the fine art of hunting snipe and the College Camp region is known for its snipe. Barbara Buettner covers her eyes in horror as Richard D. Larson holds the struggling crit¬ ter in a hag. John Clark looks happy over the fine catch. Center: Completely exhausted by the snipe hunt Bar¬ bara Buettner. Dick Larson. Duane Eckles,Con Slaviero, Dave Wittkop, Tom Moore, Thelma Samples and Ron Goetsch relax around the camp fire. Bottom: Corn-on- the-cob tops the menu for these hungry campers: Ray Bisco. Duane Eckles, Ron Goetsch. Dave Miller. Don “Beef” Arnold, Donna Carlson, Linda Despres, Bar¬ bara Buettner and Don Glaze. NORMAN L. ANDERSON - GWE Chicago . . . was employed at Wilson YMCA, Evans Presbyterian Church and Chicago Park District . . . Attended Wright Junior College . . . Plans to remain in Chicago Park District Organization . . . Norman is a member of Phi Zeta Tau . . . Intramurals ... is married . . . Two children ... One of old timers is . Beginning at GW in 1947 work and things got ' in the way. RAYMOND MIYAKE-GWE Kalahed, Kawaii, Terr, of Hawaii . . . Honolulu Business College . . . Worked at GW, Beverly and Hyde Park YMCAs . . . Ray was the historian of Phi Zeta Tau . . . Administration and Curriculum Committee . . . Embers staff . . . Intramurals . . . will seek a Master’s Degree . . . could often be found in the Boiler Room. made at all kinds of camps ranging from YMCA camps to camps for the “refined daughters of good American families.” Among the unforgettables were: Christine Foxe’s service as san¬ itation engineer with her shovel and number ten tin; the fellows who thought they had suddenly become greek gods when they got “burnt offerings " for breakfast; and Dave Laughlin’s early morning (5:00 a.m.) bird hikes to Williams Bay. Perhaps the rarest bird seen was the White-chested Bed Thrasher on which Dale Bass prac¬ ticed his skill of taxidermy. i Left: Donna Carlson dispenses food to Darwin Haines at one of the eve- j! ning cook-outs. Right: Back with his group and working over the hobo stove. Darwin prepares part of the evening meal. Vicki Smith, Loy Chiu and John Clark look on. Bottom: Their gear tied securely to pack boards. Tom Moore and Con Slaviero are all set for the hike to Lazy Cloud and the first overnight. REMEMBER WHEN 1891 The only Chicago student was William A. Sunday, better known as Billy Sunday. Later he be¬ came a big league ball player and the famous evangelist. 1911 College awarded its first degrees. 1913 Ca lled the YMCA College. 1915 Moved from Central YMCA Building to present site. The west and central wings were built. The graduate division was added. 1919 Became a four-year college. m «r trnam m • Herman Hertog. Director of Part-time Placement shows Ed Steele and Don Clock how to get to an agency, in which they are interested. OPPOSITE PAGE Top: Jerry Lloyd, Jack Rankine, Ed Langbein are shown at the dedication of the new General Robert E. Wood Boys’ Club where they work. General Wood is shown in the doorway with Richard Daly, Mayor of Chicago, third from the left. Former President Herbert Hoover was also present for this occasion. Left: Faulds Orchard gives individual instruction to a member of a gym group at the Hyde Park YMCA. Center: Joyce Augustine, Harold Runyan, Larry Sehy and Jerry Woolley are shown boarding the bus at 53 and Cottage Grove. This is a familiar scene as students leave school for their jobs all over the city. Bottom: Karl Hallsten conducts a class in ceramics at the Max Straus Center of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. Part of the whole business of getting started in the school year is getting a part-time job. Mr. Hertog, Director of Part-time Placement, and Curtis Mullins, his assistant, are pushed pretty hard to match students and employers satisfactorily. About ninety-five per cent of the student body are employed, most of them in one of the hundred leisure-time agencies and schools in Chicagoland which employ George Williams students. These jobs give us opportunity to put some of the theories and ideas presented in the classroom to work in a real-life situation. Malta, Israel . . . Attended Teachers’ College, Tel Aviv, Israel . . . was em ployed by the Bethel Congregation, Highland Park . . . Phi Zeta Tau . . Mike plans to study physical therapy at Northwestern ... is married t.o girl from the home-land. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada . . . Graduate of University of Manitoba employed by Chatham and Belmont YMCAs . . . Phi Zeta Tau . . . National Honor Fraternity ’56 . . . Intramural Chairman . . . Bill plans to return tc Winnipeg and the YMCA . . . Eventually a Doctor’s Degree. 7 J ■M : " ' , [3 ■ IgjL || i Mb College Association Working behind the scenes as long ago as last spring quarter, the College Association or CA was planning and preparing for the co-curricular life of the College. The CA is a kind of big-little enterprise doing over 5,000 dollars worth of business annually. It sponsors all-school activities as well as subsidizing school organizations. Elected to lead the CA this last year was George Kill- ingsworth. Neil Allen was chosen vice president, Hester Hursh, secretary and Judy Jones, treasurer. Right: Man-about-campus, George Killingsworth, College As¬ sociation President, leaves school books in hand for his part-time job—he too must eat. Below: With eating out of the way, Gun- nar Peterson. George Killingsworth. Neil Allen. Judy Jones and Hester Hursh get down to business as the executive committee of the CA. TAHER ABU-GHAZALEH - GWE objectives . . . committees. . . interaction Faculty representatives were Dr. David Misner and David Lauglilin. Gunnar Peterson assumed a supporting role as Director of Student Activities. The board has four standing committees: Publications Committee with Gordon Gilette in charge, Assembly Com¬ mittee chaired by Ralph Drake, Social Committee headed by A1 Cook, and Athletic Committee by Dick Marinelli. All of the above mentioned people make up the board of the College Association. Among the major CA projects for the year were the af¬ filiation with the National Student Association. This brought discounts to CA members at several stores in the area among other services. The other major project was the re-organization of the CA. Around the table are Judy Jones, Dick Marinelli, Neil Allen, Dr. Misner, George Killingsworth, Gordon Gillette, Ralph Drake, Gunnar Peterson (standing) David Laughlin, A1 Cook and Hester Hursh. I Jerusalem, Palestine . . . Attended Riverside College, California . . . Worked at South Chicago YMCA and elsewhere . . . Plans to work in the YMCA in Lebanon or Egypt . . . An active Chi Delt, International Club Treasurer . . . SCA . . . Tahar is known as Nasser’s American Agent, working for the United States of Arabia. Chicago . . . Attended Ohio University and Northwestern . . . worked at Oak Park YMCA . . . Jerry is a member of Phi Zeta Tau . . . Varsity Vollevball . . . swimming . . . intramurals ... is headed for the YMCA ... a likable and friendly guy. Publications. . . Along with the beginning of school came work on the various college publications. Soon after school began came the College Handbook, then the first issue of the Collegian. The College Handbook was edited by Con Slaviero. Much of his summer was spent trying to get dates and compiling the material. Clyde John¬ son served as advertising manager for this as well as the other CA publications. Gordon Gillette and his Publications Committee were responsible for co-ordinating the work of these three publications: College Handbook, Collegian and Embers. To those students who worked on the various publications has come reward and satisfaction in having given oneself in service. Often the midnight oil has burned bright and long as deadlines have approached and a job remained to be finished. A valuable experience is gained which will be a real aid in the professional life. Top: Clyde Johnson and Gordon Gillette lend a helping hand to Handbook editor Con Slaviero in stuffing the mailboxes with the product of his labors. Center: Those intrusted with the fortunes of the college publications: Con Slaviero, Mr. Paulson, Gordon Gillette, Bob Ogburn, and Frank Thome, look over a Collegian. Bottom: The Publications Committee: Top Row: Con Slaviero, Lamayne Shank, Frank Thome, Lenley Flawksworth, Spencer Gregory. Front Row: Bob Ogburn, Gordon Gillette, Clyde Johnson, Don Greer, Don Glaze. Mount Holly, New Jersey . . . Worked at Salvation Army Settlement House and National Tea Co. . . . Looking toward the YMCA . . . AOA . . . secretary . . . Collegian and Embers Editor . . . SCA . . . Always going somewhere in a hurry . . . one of the 30 plus students. JOHN S. ALBRIGHT - GWE Wilmington, California ... Attended Los Angeles Harbor Junior College... Worked at the Illinois Industrial Home for the blind... John will go into the YMCA or in state recreation work . . . AOA . . . delegate to 1956 Paris YMCA Centennial. L- ' W - Top Left: The staff is hard at work getting out another big issue of the paper. They include Dave Cruthis, Dianne Seed, typ¬ ist; Paul Jordan, Hester Hursh, Judy Jones, Dick Marinelli. Left: Roger Barr, Frank Thome, Ed Krull, Norm Moss and Sannee Klein, typist. Right: Clyde Johnson, advertising manager, gives some pointers to a group of staff members: top to bottom on front row’ includes: Dave Miller, Dave Cruthis, Carol Meyer, Judy Jones, Lois Fredriksen. Back row: Bene Butler, Dwight Haas, Connie Sanford, Paul Jordan. Members of the staff not present were Bob Gee, Tom Kiefer. Bob Turner, Joyce Augustine, Barbara Roth. Faculty Advisor, Mr. Carl Paulson. Collegian Progress hit the Collegian this year most noticeably as it changed its printing process and format from off-set to letter-press. Under Frank Thome’s editorship the Collegian has become a regular and status publication. Through its pages we have been made aware of social doings, interest¬ ing side lights on college personalities, college happenings and athletics. it rnr Classes begin. . . The next week brought classes for everyone, and with them came assignments, field trips, lectures, quizzes, re¬ ports, tests, and all too quickly term papers and finals. One quarter faded into another and one year into the next but always there were classes, some interesting, some fun, some difficult, some challenging, but always we learned and grew and came closer to our goal . . . gradu¬ ation and the professional life it would bring. Mr. Clayton F. Holoway, Assistant Professor of Physical Science, holds the attention of Lou Walker, Marge Windt, and Tony Young as he discusses a phase of laboratory work. Miss Jean Bedger, Instructor in Psychology, watches part of her class participate in a socio-drama. The players are Russ Hoff, Mary Roeder, Don Marquardt and Beverly Carlson. ROSE MARIE STROCK-HPE Chicago . . . Field work at Valentine Boys Club . . . Board of Education . . . Division of Recreation . . . Rose was WA secretary . . . Collegian Pho¬ tographer . . . WA basketball and volleyball skill teams . . . Colloquim .... a red-head who knows a lot. GEORGE KILUNGSWORTH—GWE Long Beach, California . . . came to GW as a sophomore from Long Beach City College . . . field work at Chicago YMCA and Michael Reese Psychiatric Hospital . . . goal is YMCA Secretaryship . . . CA President . ; . AOA vice- president . . . has that Collegiate look . . . native of California. Right : Graduate students Jesse Alexander, Reuben Huff, Bill Okrafosmart and Curt Mullins gather round a table in the Social Corridor to discuss one of their classes. Below: Miss Helen Westerherg, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, points out the various parts of the spinal column to a section of the Anatomy lab group. Students include: Walter Barber, Hester Hursh, Dick Marinelli, Lee Roy Umbles, Walter Jonas, Rita Gang, Faulds Orchard, Barbara Goodwin and Lois Frederiksen. TWO PRESIDENTS AND CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL 1903 John A. Hansen made President of the College. He had served since 1890 with the title of Gen¬ eral Secretary. 1905 Frank H. Burt elected President. 1921 The “Y College” . . . turned out a record football team . . . Tnexcelled spirit in the student body, and unselfish, loyal opposition from the second team in scrimmage, together with a lot of fine football material are responsible factors.—A. H. Steinhaus. Y College 7 Y College 7 Y College 60 Y College 14 Y College 20 Y College 50 Lake Forest 0 Kalamazoo 3 Wheaton 0 Butler 7 Northwestern 20 De Paul 0 17 « ROBERT WAYNE DEYOUNG-GWE Chicago . . . field work experience at 111th Street YMCA ... a loyal member of Sigma Delta Alpha, Vice-President . . . intramurals . . . Bob is married . . . looking forward to service in the YMCA . . . after a learning experience with our Armed Forces. FRANCIS E. THOME-GWE San Jose, California . . . attended San Jose State Teachers College . . . field work at South Chicago YMCA . . . Collegian Editor . . . member of the YMCA student committee . . . may serve Uncle Sam before a YMCA career . . . has background of YMCA experience . . . methodical . . . and purposeful. V Opposite Page—Top: An involved finance problem is explained to a group of graduate students staying “over-time” by Mr. Harold A. Mullen, Associate Professor of Administration. Ed Krull, Bob Lyle, Dick Mueller and Mary Jane Williams seem a little confused by the figures. Bottom: Dr. William Couch, Jr., Assistant Pro¬ fessor of English and Humanities, conducts an informal class discussion in the Geneva Room. Students include: Margaret Lacy, Grant Sheffer, Don Glaze, Bob Hansen. This Page—Right: Physical activities classes, too require written work. This fact is verified by Elaine Simos and Marilynn Bishop. Below: Mr. John W. Fuhrer extends the famous right hand of fellowship to Don Pelegrino. Mr. Fuhrer is Associate Profes¬ sor of Administration and Acting Director of Public Relations. JILL TICKNER—HPE Chicago . . . WA volleyball chairman . . . natural comedienne . . . enthusiastic . . . has interest in group work . . . plans to teach HPE in schools. ALAN JOHNSON-GWE Omaha, Nebraska . . . attended University of Nebraska . . . graduated from GW in December ’56 with a B.S. in Group Work Education . . . employed at Lathr op Boys Club . . . A1 was the editor of the College Handbook . . . member of the Publications Committee . . . friendly . . . likeable. 19 Glenn Sykes leads a song in the Resources in Music class. The class is taught by Mr. Donald Clayton. Assistant Professor of Group Work and Recreation. Other class members are Chris Foxe, Jerry Alpert and A1 Marks. Talking over the many problems of College life with students is but one of the many duties of Mr. John Dubocq, Dean of Stu¬ dents. Mr. Dubocq is also Assistant Professor of Humanities. ’f 4 7 . Mr. John Ramey, Instructor in Group Work gets together with Joan Seever, Roy Lundin and Har¬ old Runyan to discuss class work. Cloquet, Minnesota . . . attended the University of Wisconsin . . . worked at the Hyde Park and Sears YMCAs . . . Chicago Park District . . . member of WA . . . WA treasurer . . . Faye was on volleyball and basketball skill teams . . . Collegian staff . . . Dole Hall Council secretary and treasurer . . . graduating class secretary . . . “Sarge” . . . talented vocalist . . . likeable. EMERSON E. THOMAS-GWE FAYE M. HEBERT—HPE Chicago . . . graduated from GW in December ’56 . . . AOA brother and chairman of Athletic committee . . . Kendall College, Evanston, Illinois . . . SCA . . . intramurals . . . looks toward the YMCA . . . with camping as a big interest .. . an energetic and groupy guy . . . contemplating marriage. Right: Bob Lowery and Gordon Gillette confer with Dr. Sylvanus Duvall, Professor of Social Sci¬ ences and Religion. Bottom—Left: Dr. Nancy Miner, Jim Foreman and George Shriver examine one of the pigeons being used in laboratory ex¬ periments. Dr. Miner is Associate Piofessor of Physiology and Health Education. Bottom — Right: Mr. David Laughlin, Instructor in Art, demonstrates slump casting to a ceramics class. Taking in the demonstration are Joyce Stevenson. Sannee Klein, Don Klein and John Albright. GEORGE WILLIAMS VISITS Mr. George Williams, grandson of Sir George Williams visited the college and it George Williams Room. “The room is perfect.” said young George Williams. “1 are different.” Coach Harry Edgren’s football team defeated Great Lakes Naval Training Station Edward C. Jenkins became third President of the college. Sigma Delta Alpha Fraternity Front Row: Gust Georgiou, Bill Moore, Ron Townsel, Jerry Alpert, Erwin France, Phil Brown. Second Row: Joe Casey, Jack Fisher, Dave Ooten, Don Huebner, Ron Temple, Cesar Moreno. Third Row: Bob Steinhaus, Walter Barber, Ed Steele, Dave Harris, Curt Meschke, Jim Foreman. Lee Roy Umbles. Back Row: Wade Parker, Bob Ballantyne, Eric Hanauer, Joe Mills, Bob DeYoung, Wayne Dodson, Earl Aldridge, Jim Buys. Champions Again! was the cry as the Sig Delts added another intramural football championship to their long list of athletic achievements. Sigma Delta Alpha, the school’s oldest fraternity, not only boasts a fine record in athletics but is known for its social e vents, especially Black and Gold Banquet, their new men s party. Another outstanding characteristic of Sigma Delta Alpha is its impressive roster of alumni: L. L. McClow, John Root, W. Roland Ford, John W. Fuhrer, Harry Edgren, A1 Rogers, Hugh Allen, David Misner, Harold Barner, Don C. Penny, William Carlyon, are some of the more notable sig Delts. _ HENRY BRINKER-GWE Chicago . . . received BS in Group Work Education in December 1956 . . . recently married . . . loyal member of Chi Delta Phi. Akron, Ohio . . . member, of Varsity Basketball Team . . . sense of humor . . . working in the Akron YMCA. EVA WHITLOCK —HPE Lima. Ohio . . . WA . . . plans to teach health and physical education in the schools. Sigma Delta Alpha is dedicated to the promotion of moie perfect friendship, brotherly love and co-operation and to comply to the meaning of the Greek letters which stand for “service, devotion to all.” KARL J. HALLSTEN-GWE This year’s officers were: president, Jerry Alpert; vice- president, Bob DeYoung; secretary, Dave Ooten; corre¬ sponding secretary, Merle Reed; treasurer, Phil Brown. Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . transferred from North Park College . . . field work at Max Straus Center . . . dedicated member of SCA, Promotion and Public Relations Chairman . . . WUS . . . hardworking Embers layout editor . . . Colloquium . . . Contemporary Arts . . . very creative, imaginative and enthusiastic. ALE Hazel Crest, Illinois . . . attended Bryant-Stratton Business College . served as youth worker at Harvey Methodist Church . . . active in SCA headed for the Methodist ministry . . . devoted to any cause he serves married . thoughtful outgoing. ... Black and Gold, athletics, brotherhood Top—Right: Championship football team—in the line Bob DeYoung, Ed Steele, Merle Reed, Jerry Malitz, Wayne Dodson. In the backfield: Joe Casey, Eric Hanauer, Ron Townsel. Phil Brown, Dave Ooten. Top—Right: Head table at Black and Gold Banquet are: Bob DeYoung, Mrs. DeYoung, John W. Fuhrer, Jerry Alpert. Bottom—Left: The buffet at the Black and Gold Banquet. Bottom—Right: A few of the Sig Delt Alumni with President Jerry Alpert, third from left. Phi Zeta Tau Fraternity. . . Front Row: Dick Marinelli, Dave Wittkop, Rodd Gleeson, Denny Oltosen, President; Ron Cline, Don Greer, Lyman Curtis, Andy Cable. Second Row: Fred Folger, Bill McKinley, Dave Wetcher, Bob Bratton. George Hanosh, John Studer, Ray Miyake. Phil Geis- sal. Burt Fettig. Jack Bernhardt. Third Row: Gordon Boys, John Walker, Bob Weirman, Mordecai Klibanski, Leo Marinier. Bob Hansen, Larry Sample, Dick Yamamoto, Bill Suzuki. Back Roty: Lou Vulliez, Mossman Dudgeon, Dave Redman. Don Marquardt, Tony Young, Faulds Orchard, Lynn Rinehart, Cyril Myers, Ron Watson, Layton Stewart, Brian Akins, Tom O’Hara. 1926 The College Dormitory, Dole Hall, built, the gift of Mary Hooker and Andrew Dole. 1938 The name of the College was changed to George Williams College in honor of the founder of the YMCA, Sir George Williams. Women were first admitted to the college. The curriculum was broadened to include other leisure-time agencies. 1936 Harold Coe Coffman chosen fourth President. . . . spirit, New Faces, spaghetti dinner Phi Zeta Tau, George Williams College’s largest frater¬ nity is much in evidence at nearly every function and activity of the college. The purple and white jackets and T-shirts of the Phi Zetes seen around the campus are a constant reminder of the pride of the brothers in their fraternity. “New faces” the Phi Zete new men’s party has tradi¬ tionally been a most entertaining event. Other events which the Phi Zete brothers remember are the annual spaghetti dinner and the Pilgrimage in the Spring quarter when the actives and alumni retrace the steps of the original nine members of Phi Zeta Tau in Chicago’s loop. PZT seeks to provide an opportunity for social expres¬ sion on the part of its members; to afford the close intimate fellowship of a type that comes with the fraternity experience. Phi Zeta Tau’s officers for the current year are Dennis Ottosen, president; Lyman Curtis, vice president; Ron Cline, secretary; Rodd Gleeson, treasurer; Don Greer, corresponding secretary. Top: Pledge Dave Wetcher is brought in blind-folded from his initiation adventure. Actives enjoying the fun are: Brian Akins, Andy Cable, Don Greer, Lynn Rinehart, and Dick Marinelli. Middle: The initiation and induction were held in February at the South Town YMCA. The ceremony is pictured with each candle representing a phase of fraternity life. Bottom: The point of departure for the pledges and accompanying actives is the lighthouse on Lake Michigan. RONALD TOWNSEL—HPE Chicago . . . was employed by South Side Boys’ Club . . . Wabash Ave. YMCA . . . Kenwood Ellis Center . . . attended Wilson Junior College . . . Ron is a Sig Delt . . . an outstanding intramural player . . . IFC . . . Goal . . . P.E. teacher in Chicago school system. GARY CLARK LUPTON-GWE Cedar Rapids, Iowa . . . transferred from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa . . . field work . . . North Avenue YMCA and Chicago Commons . . . Clark was Chi Delts recording secretary ... is married . . . goal is YMCA . . . but visit with Uncle Sam may cause delay . . . doesn’t let grass grow under foot. Kappa Rho Delta Fraternity. . . “Telephone for . . coming over the loudspeaker in the social corridor was a familiar and new sound this year and a fine service to the college community, for which the Kappa Rho Delta fraternity is responsible. The purchase and installation of the public address system was one of the fiat’s service projects for the school. They annually sponsor two such projects. Kappa Rho Delta is the youngest fraternity at George Williams and was re-organized and re-activated last year. Already the group has gained a reputation for depend¬ ability and is growing rapidly as it adds new members each pledge period. Front Row: Ron Goetsch, Colin Campbell, George Mathis. Duane Carl Fawcett, Frank Aseltyne, Bob Turner. Back Row: Dave Mil- Eckles. Byron Haley. Second Row: John Duboccj, Jerry Smoker, ler, Ray Bisco, Charles Knowles, Jack Rankine. MARILYNN BISHOP-HPE Chicago . . . worked in a settlement . . . Board of Education . . . “Bish” was President of WA . . . graduating class Vice-President . . . WA skill teams . . . Riley’s side kick . . . has a car named “Sweetie” . . . plans to teach Health and Physical Education . . . and future study. ARLENE KOTIL-HPE Chicago . . . worked at Northwestern Settlement House . . . Board of Education in Recreation . . . Arlene was Secretary . . . Vice-President of WA . . . Collo¬ quium member . . . plans to teach Health and Physical Education in high schools . . . looks toward graduate study . . . professional softball player . . . WA bad¬ minton champ. . . . service, athletics, culture, fellowship Their purpose, stated briefly, is: “To provide a means of satisfying their athletic and social needs, which are best met through co-operative self-expression and united effort; to furnish the opportunity for close fellowship among the mem¬ bers; to develop cultural values for their mutual betterment; to render service to George Williams College.” George Mathis served as president for this year. Other officers were Colin Campbell, vice president; Don Glaze, secretary; Ron Goetsch, treasurer. Top: Ray Bisco and Duane Eckles do the dirty work after a fr a¬ ternity outing. Second: Byron Haley is giving Ray Bisco a “big drink.” Jerry Smoker is assisting in the operation. Third: Trying for that 300 game are Ray Bisco, Charles Knowles, Duane Eckles and Dave Miller. Bottom: Ray Bisco winds up and . . . RODD GLEESON—HPE Fort Wilson, Ontario, Canada . . . worked at Logan Square, Duncan and Lincoln-Belmont YMCA’s . . . Phi Zeta Tau treasurer and social chairman . . . Gym Club vice-president . . . intramural secretary . . . Chairman of Stu¬ dent Recruiting Council . . . varsity volleyball . . . crutches seem to be a part of the Gleeson anatomy . . . and Donna was seldom far away ... plans to enter recreation in Canada. DONNA CARLSON—HPE Joliet, Illinois . . . attended Joliet Junior College . . . Syncrofins . . . WA . . . Rhythmic Choir . . . Girls’ Dorm treasurer . . . Recruiting Committee . . . known as Esther Williams’ competition . . . Rodd’s attractive shadow . . . blond locks and a friendly smile ... an asset to the Hyde Park YMCA. Chi Delta Phi Fraternity. . . All new men were welcomed aboard the “Gambolship” during fall quarter as the Chi Delta Phi brothers explained their open hid policy. Chi Delts extend bids to all unaffili¬ ated men each quarter in the belief that all can contribute to the spirit of friendship, service, and character which is the proud possession of this frat. The fraternity in turn enriches the character of each brother through its program, friendship and service. A project is under way to establish a loan fund to assist any George Williams student in temporary financial need. This is an example of the out-going type of service project considered by Chi Delta Phi. Outstanding among the annual events are the new men’s party, “Gambolship,” Retreat, and Sociological tour. Front Row: Russ Hoff, Ernesto Cabrera, Clark Lupton, Ray Neumann. Second Row: Dave Cruthis, Grant Sheffer,. Taher Abu-Ghazaleh, Dick Mueller, Robert Olson. Third Row: Dick Larson, Harbans Singh, William Okrafosmart, Dean Stillwell. Bob Lyle, Roger Prater, Ron Cameron, Jack Walter. Back Row: Walter Jones, Wilson Bailey, Harold Mullen, Ben Butler, Bob Lowery, Dick Knight, Gunnar Peterson, Dick Brandon, Bill Lander, Herman Hertog, Gordon Gillette. Gambolship, open bid, service Top : The captain’s wheel symbolizes the fun and fellow¬ ship found on the “Gambolship.” where new men are in¬ troduced to the Chi Delta Phi Fraternity. Middle: Robert " Bobo’ Olson sets up the “drinks” after the program. Dick M arinelli, Rodd Gleeson and Clyde Johnson, all representa¬ tives from other fraternities seem to be enjoying the vova e. Bottom: The many games intrigue the guests aboard the “Gambolship.” It was docked in the Geneva Room. Alpha Omicron Alpha Fraternity Front Row: Tom Kiefer, Don Zerwer, Don Klein, Glenn Sykes, A1 Cook. Second Row: Goh Choon. Curtis Mullins, Richard Holden, Gary Rolek, George Shriver, Spencer Gregory, Norman Moss. Third Row: Emerson Th omas, Shafik Saikaly, Gary Mort, Merrill Oleson, Gary Glasco, Clyde Johnson, John Albright, Ron Bell. Back Row: George Killingsworth, Jerry Nelson, Bob Ogburn, Bill Phillips, Darwin Haines, Jack Claypoole, Thurman Holladay. Ralph Drake. Lemayne Shank. Neil Allen. John Clark, Charles Dudley. Hal Berg. Harold Bosold, Phil Phillips. Dwight Haas. Winter quarter saw eight humble “Simons” sharpening their broad swords, as part of their initiation into their chosen fraternity: Alpha Omicron Alpha. AOA, the only fraternity to remain active every year since its inception, follows a close pattern of traditional events. Fall Outing, Copenhagen — new men’s party, Christmas Devotional, Cantor Night — the dinner-dance where brothers announce their engagements. For those who do this, there comes a free swim in Lake Geneva at Quest, the frats spring outing at College Camp. Last on the fra¬ ternity’s yearly calendar is the Last Lap Breakfast, when the graduating actives move to the ranks of alumni. One of the characteristics of AOA brothers is their serv¬ ice to the college in many positions of leadership. Akin to this, is the high fraternity spirit which continues on through the years after graduation. This spirit of brotherhood is symbolized by the song “Blest Be the Tie” sung at every fraternity function for 34 years. FIRST STUDENT RETIRES. . . 1938 Albert Wegener, who was the first student to register in the Western Secretarial Institute and Training School back in September of 1890, retired. “Prof.” Wegener, then 68 had completed 25 years of service in the YMCA and 21 years as Athletic Director of Drew University. Copenhagen, Cantor Night, Comaraderie This year’s officers are: Don Zer- wer, president; Don Klein, vice president; Chuck Ruhl, secretary; Glenn Sykes, treasurer. Top: The traditional friendship circle is held at the close of the Fall Outing. Picture includes fraternity members and their friends. AOA’s pictured are: Doug Sprague, Don Klein. Bill Phillips, Emer¬ son Thomas, Dick Adams, Neil Allen, Bob Ogburn, Bob Angell, George Kil- lingsworth and Jack Tabb. Bottom: Alpha Nite—when the fraternity broth¬ ers vote on new men who will receive bids. Pictured are Don Zerwer. Hal Berg, Ron Bell, John Clark. Gary Mort, George Killingsworth. Bob Ogburn. Neil Allen, Chuck Ruhl, Spenser Gregory, A1 Cook. Chuck Dudley, Loy Chiu. hicago . . . also attended DePaul and Univ ersity of Illinois :rved at Lincoln and General Wood Boys’ Clubs . . . varsit igma Delta Alpha . . . Editor of Alpha News . . . Embers anning to teach physical education in High School ...as Gary, Indiana . . Intramurals . . . Health Education attended University of Illinois . . . Sigma Delta Alpha . . . ’E Club ... Ed is looking toward a Master’s Degree in ERIC HANAUER-HPE EDMOND STEELE, JR.-HP sk K " Us ■Eg rf .WP w WmM Women ' s Association. . . Basketball, theater parties, dances, volleyball, lectures, style shows, parties, retreats—these give some indication of the variety of programs offered by the Women’s Association. This year the WA did much to improve the variety and quality of its program. One achievement was the change of name from Women’s Athletic Association which was a move to involve more of its members in a greater variety of program. The purpose of WA is to provide a program which will meet the social, intellectual and physical needs of the women students which are not met in the academic life of the college. Some of its outstanding programs were.the trips to the Studebaker and Schubert Theaters, Sheriff Lohman’s lec¬ ture on ‘‘Juvenile Delinquency,” the all school style show, and the basketball tournament. Opposite Page—Top Left: Evelyn Despenza, Ernes¬ tine Butler, Margaret Windt, Jill Tickner, Kitty Wilson, Barbara Buettner, Hester Hursh, Gwen Fields. Second Left: Gretel Dunsing, Carol Meyer, Barbara Goodwin, Di anne Seed, Betty Besecker, Vicki Smith, standing. Third Left: Donna Carlson, Dorothy Potts, Faye LaRue, Doris Bluitt, Dorothy Gerken, Elaine Simos, Judy Jones, Barb Roth. Fourth Row: The victory smile of the winning team! Front Row: Ernestine Butler, Carol Daley, Faye Hebert and Barbara Goodwin. Back Row: Elaine Simos, Marilynn Bishop, Nannie Lazenby, Margaret Windt. Top Right: Lois Frederiksen, Helen Westerberg, Denise Smith, Joyce Stevenson. Second Right: Luella Kincade, Rose Strock, Donna Farr, Carol Daley, Elnora Austin, Barbina King, Margaret Lacy, Esther Ewald. Third Right: WA Board—Faye Hebert, treasurer; Marilynn Bishop, president; Florence New¬ som, secretary; Chris Foxe, special program chairman; Carol Daley, vice-president; Evelyn Klinckmann, ad¬ visor. Fourth Right: Arlene Kotil, Sannee Klein, Mary Roeder, Linda Despres, Nannie Lazenbv. Bottom: Chris FoXe ties up opponent in WA basketball game as Elnora Austin stands by. Faye Hebert lays one up as Margaret Windt attempts to block the shot in a WA game. Marilynn Bishop and “Beasey” Pontikes assist. JOHN BERNHARDT—HPE DOROTHY ANNA GERKEN-GWE Front Row: Rodd Gleeson, Louis Vulliez, Bill McKinley, Wayne Dodson. Second Row: Dick Marinelli, chairman; Lyman Curtis, Don Klein, Bob Turner. Back Row: Faulds Orchard, Bob Bratton, Andy Cable, Walter Barber, Jack 0. Claypoole, advisor. Practically every Wednesday noon the cafeteria staff braces itself for the last minute dash as the hungry athletes come for lunch after a gruelling intramural game. The Athletic Committee of the College Association oper¬ ates the intramural program which includes both fraternity and independent teams. A winner among the fraternity teams is acknowledged each year based on an extensive point system. Competition is in touch football, and basketball as well as wrestling, volleyball, swimming, handball and table tennis. The function of the committee chaired by Dick Marinelli is to plan, operate and provide referees for the intramural program. Rodd Gleeson is the secretary, Jack Claypoole, the faculty advisor. Renovo, Pa. . . . came to GW from Drexel Tech in Philadelphia . . . worked for Woodlawn Boys’ Club . . . Hyde Park Neighborhood Club . . . looking toward YMCA Business Administration . . . Embers . . . Collegian Editor . . . Men’s Chorale . . . Pep Band . . . Lemayne and his camera cover every College event. Chicago . . . attended Wilson Junior College . . . Gym Club . . . WA . . . circulation manager of Collegian . . . Chicago Park District . . . Neurology whiz . . . humorous . . . the future Mrs. Shank. Top Left: Lou Walker of the Phi Zetes sets himself to pass to a teammate as the Sig Delt’s Joe Casey crashes through the line toward him. Lower Left: Lou fires the pass as Joe narrowly misses blocking it. Top Right: Jack Bernhardt and Tom Harris play to win in an intramural handball match. Bottom Right: Caught in a quiet moment is the Big Red team, a powerful inde¬ pendent aggregation that gave plenty of trouble to the fraternity teams. The Big Reds made a serious bid for the championship, losing out to the Sig Delts in their final game. They include: Gordon Boys, Tom O’Hara, Jim Buys, Cyril Myers, Walter Barber, Don Dyrda, Jerry Smoker, Bob Ballentyne. Carl Fawcett, Carl Gaites, Jack Rankine, Phil Phillips, Jack Walker, Rich Holden, Ed Langbein, Curt Meschke. 1948 George Williams students on nation-wide hook-up on Station WBBM with Dr. Sylvanius Duvall 1040 TU u t i° plC Should America Accept More Immigrants?” as et kall team won 11 games and lost only five. Leading scorers were Dick Yawyer. TU r° ints an " 9 eorge Georgandus, 180 markers. e mbers dedicated to Dr. Arthur H. Steinhaus on completion of 30 years of inspirational teaching service to the College. ' 35 . . sound, form, and movement Left: Mrs. Garrison, choral director and two of her assistants: Barbara Roth, accompanist, and Tom Moore, student director. Right: The Rhythmic Choir adds another medium to the Chapel As¬ semblies as it demonstrates the art of worship through symbolic movement. Members are: Judy Jones, Mrs. Garri¬ son, director; Donna Carlson and Thelma Samples. Bottom Left: College Chorale members: Mrs. Garrison, direc¬ tor: Ronald Temple. Rita Gang. Barbara Roth, Faye LaRue. Larry Sehy and Tom Moore. Second Row: Phil Phillips, Wade Parker, Faye Hebert. Nannie Lazenby. Mary Roeder, A1 Cook, Charles Dudley. Back Row: Dave Wetcher, Bob Gee, Dave Wittkop, Don Huebner and Merrill Oleson. Bottom Right: Mary Lick- erman and the “Madonna and Child” she sculpted which was part of the College’s Christmas decor. BURTON S. FETTIG-GWE Bay City, Michigan . . . attended Bay City Junior College . . . worked at Marcy Center, Mandel Brothers, B O Railroad . . . YMCA bound . active in Phi Zeta Tau and intramurals . . . Dorm Council representative. LOUIS VULLIEZ—HPE Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada . . . attended United College . . . field work at Lincoln-Belmont and Duncan YMCAs . . . Louie was president of the life¬ guard corps . . . athletic committee . . . PZT . . . PE Club . . . has that sleepy look ... a whiz-bang at gymnastics. Religious Foundations of Life “Religious Problems of College Stu¬ dents” was the theme of the second annual three day Institute on the Reli¬ gious Foundations of Life held in Janu¬ ary. Dr. Russell Humbert, President of DePauw University was the guest leader. The Institute included general ses¬ sions, small discussion groups, personal interviews and a concluding luncheon at which all members of the college com¬ munity were guests of the college. President McCurdy and Dr. Sylvanus Duvall chat with Dr. Russell Humbert after one of the general sessions of the Institute. College for a Day. . . Recruiting students is an important phase of any college operation. Each year the Admissions Office and the Col¬ lege Association jointly sponsor “College for a Day,” a day when high school jun¬ iors and seniors are guests of the college, attend classes, chat with students and faculty members and have a chance to see what college life at George Williams is like. The day was held in January this year. Gordon Gillette shows three visiting Chicago high school students their cards in the prospective student file. DARWIN HAINES—GWE Uniontown, Pa. . . . attended Waynesburg College . . . worker at South Shore YMCA.. . member of AOA . . . SCA . . . Darwin and wife plan to be in¬ stalled solidly in the Pennsylvania YMCA . . . knows YMCA policy and practice ' . . . dependable. ROGER K. PRATER-GWE Chicago . . . attended University of Illinois at Chicago . . . worked at Wood- lawn Boys’ Club . . . South Park and St. James Methodist Church . . . IFC president . . . varsity basketball . . . Graduating Student-Faculty Retreat Com¬ mittee . . . thinking about a Master’s Degree . . . known for his long, long words . . . familiar figure in the lounge. __ Student-Faculty Retreat. . . Afternoon classes were cancelled on January 11, and graduating students and faculty members boarded busses for College Camp, Lake Geneva for the annual Graduating Student-Faculty Retreat. Informal recreation, panels and discussion were all a part of the week-end program. Top: One of the important business items for the retreat is the election of the class officers. Here are the officers for the 1957 Graduating Class: Don Zerwer, treasurer; Faye Hebert, secretary; Bill Phillips, president; and Marilynn Bishop, vice-president. Middle: loyce Stevenson and her good friend. Lemayne Shank, engage in a game of box hockey in the Dugout. Jack Walter and Harbans Singh look on. Bottom Left: The panel at an evening session includes: Phil Knight, Vernal McGruder, Gunnar Peter¬ son, Bill Houtz and Dick Thulin. Bottom Right: Taking full advantage of the rest stop on the way up to College Camp are faculty members: Dean Arthur H. Steinhaus and Paul Dunsing. Mr. Dunsing is Assistant Professor of Physical Education. v)Bt7 INMERBEU. UN VALUEV DUTHLWh MET UHVBfrOC IAITIST EtRtCM m . ns iUCOA 1UI 80 »ET uxs ir j OGDIVC JftRXAV lOVIttBlOON CITED FOR BROTHERHOOD. . . 1952 A citation was presented to George Williams College by Mayor Kennedy before 350 guests in the Congress Hotel. The citation commended the College for its outstanding human relations achievement in freely accepting, and integrating students of many races, faiths and cultures. 1953 Dr. John R. McCurdy inaugurated fifth President of the College. 38 5 International Students Club. . . . . . from other lands Chicago . . . worked at South Chicago and South Shore YMCAs . . . also GW . . . CA secretary . . . Cheerleader . . . Girl’s Dorm President . . . Swim Club . . . WA . . . Social Committee . . . Lifeguard . . . Orientation Committee . . . “Mrs. Bill " . . . has done well in GWR and Housewife majors . . . always in there pitching. Hinckley, Ill. . . . Northern Illinois State College . . . president, of Phi Zeta Tau and IFC . . . member of Curriculum and Orientation Committees . . . service hitch . . . worked at Chicago Commons and VA Research Hospital . . . hopes to become Recreation Supervisor . . . college professor . . . extra¬ curricular gain was fine wife in Carol Janish, a fellow classmate. China, Egypt, India, Mexico, Canada, Malaya, Israel, West Africa! No, this isn’t a roll call of the UN, but the home countries of the students who make up the International Students Club of George Williams. The club’s purpose is to develop and promote an international outlook among the students of the college. Membership is open to all foreign students. American students are eligible, but their membership may not exceed twenty per cent of the total club membership. Appropriate projects and meetings are being held to help the club achieve its purpose. Several of the most notable programs include: Dean Dubocq’s address on the Moslem and Sikh religions; a meeting with Dr. Gopi Gupta, of the University of Chicago, who spoke on International Affairs. The officers of the club are: Harbans Singh, president; Jerry Lloyd, vice president; Cesar Moreno, secretary; Taher Abu- Ghazaleh, treasurer. Canada ..25 China . 1 Egypt .-. 2 India. 2 Israel . 2 Malaya . 1 Mexico . 2 West Africa . 1 Top: Taher Abu-Ghazaleh, a native of Jordan is one of the thirty-five students from other lands. Taher, an ardent advocate of the rights of people, is shown in native costume reading the Koran in his room. Bottom: Slim Brundage of the College of Complexes, addresses the group on passive resistance. Also shown at the head table are the officers: Taher, Harbans, Jerry and Cesar. Inter-fraternal Council members: Dave Ooten, Gunnar Peterson, advisor; Clyde Johnson, Bill Moore, Duane Eckles, Dave Miller, Lemayne Shank, Ron Watson. This year the Inter-fraternal Council reached its full stature as a representa¬ tive organization which governs and co¬ ordinates the policies, procedures and behavior of its fraternal members. The IFC handled the fraternity pledg¬ ing — operating, planning, supervising and evaluating. It sponsored the annual Inter-fraternal Ball March 9, at the Sky High Ballroom in the Piccadilly Hotel. Board of Intercollegiate Athletic Control members: Jack 0. Claypoole. Dick Marinelli. William R. Fenstmacher, Gunnar Peterson. Larry Sample. The Board of Intercollegiate Athletic Control is composed of representatives of faculty and students. They supervise all intercollegiate athletics. This year the intercollegiate sports in¬ cluded: basketball, swimming, gymnas¬ tics and volleyball. William R. Fenste- macher is chairman of the board as well as Associate Professor of Physical Education. NANCY MILCHRIST-HPE . . attended William and Mary . . . cheerleader captain employed at Chatham and Clearing YMCAs . . . Orienta- . PE Club secretary . . . Chorale . . . WA . . . tennis fan . . plans include school teaching and marriaae. attended Wright Junior College . . . Northwestern University Chi Delta Phi . . . worked at Salvation Army Settlement . . . logical. Barbara Roth. Barbara Abrahamson. Valerie Wyrick. Mary Roeder, captain; Ophelia Cortez. DONNA JEAN SCHMITZ-GWE Seattle, Washington . . . field work at Harvey iVlCA and Lathrop Boys’ Club . . . attended University of Washington . . . “D. J.” was a member of Assembly Committee . . . Graduating Student-Faculty Retreat Committee . . . chairman of Cotton Ball . . . looking toward Women and Girls Work in the YMCA . . . likes modern dance . . . sense of humor . . . favors AOA. DONALD ZERWER-GWE Van Nuys, California . . . attended UCLA . . . field work at Logan Square Boys’ Club . . . Don was president of Alpha Omicron Alpha . . . one of those Californians . . . efficient . . . dedicated to the YMCA Secretaryship. Front Row: Jack Bernhardt, Bob Brat¬ ton, Russ Hoff, Bill McKinley, Phil Brown. Back Row: George Kalas, ad¬ visor; Don Glaze, Brian Aikins, Don Marquardt, Chuck Dudley, Ron Bell, George Mathis. Basketball . . . The George Williams Indians came home with only four scalps out of twenty attempts but were hard on the war-path the whole season. After losing their first ten games, the Indians stormed hack to win four of their remaining ten games! Probably the highlight of the season was the 61-45 decisive victory over our neighbor-rivals, the University of Chicago. The Indians were ahead at the outset and widened their margin as the game progressed before an enthusiastic home crowd. Wayne Dodson led the GW quintet with 18 points. Dave Harper scored eleven and the two Jerrys—Nelson and Conforti tossed in 9 and 7 points apiece. The season saw high scoring by Conforti, the rebound¬ ing of Dave Harper and a never-failing drive and enthu¬ siasm on the part of the entire squad. Every man on the squad will return with the exception of Harper and Conforti. During the season several men were lost through ineligibility and other reasons and new men were added as late as the last four games. But in spite of these diffi¬ culties the squad maintained a high team spirit. The season was climaxed by an informal buffet supper at the home of Coach Claypoole. Co-captains were Jerry Nelson and Jerry Conforti. Clem Rybacki was the team manager. Top: Jerry Conforti and an opponent jump for the ball in a game at home with Milwaukee Institute of Technology. Middle: Co-captains Jerry Conforti and Jerry Nelson confer with coach, Jack Claypoole. Bottom: The 1956-57 Varsity Squad: Front Row: Dave Harper. Jerry Nelson, Jerry Con¬ forti, Wayne Dodson. Phil Stanton. Back Row: Clem Rybacki, manager, Don Huebner, Bill Moore, Phil Phillips, Jack Fisher, Jack 0. Claypoole, coach and Instructor in Physical Education. - • 5 DAVE HARPER F orward BILL MOORE Guard JERRY NELSON Forward JERRY CONFORTI Forward PHIL PHILLIPS Forward PHILLIP STANTON Forward PHIL BROWN Guard WAYNE DODSON Center JACK FISHER Forward Not Pictured CARL FAWCETT Center WILSON BAILEY Guard LEE ROY UMBLES Guard NORMAN MOSS Guard JERRY LLOYD Forward DON HUEBNER Guard G. C. CHOON-GWE Kajang, Selangor, Malaya . . . attended DePaul University . . . AO A . . . SC A . . . married a Chicago girl . . . Goh was held prisoner of war by Japanese in World War II . . . worked part-time at Hyde Park YMCA . . . plans to enter YMCA service . . . quiet, sincere, forceful. DONNA FARR-HPE Chicago . . . worked for Board of Education. Division of Recreation . . . attended Northern Illinois State Teachers College . . . goal is high school teaching . . . secretary of WA . . . “Foof” . . . WA basketball team . . . second volleyball skill team . . . longevity as a student . . . turtles like the same kind of sweaters. Lifeguards Free swims and Dole Hall Splashes are popu¬ lar activities with students who need a break in an evening of studying or to relax after a night at work. These are made possible because of the large corps of lifeguards who volunteer their services. Bob Bratton is head lifeguard, Helen Wester- berg is faculty sponsor. Swim Team After a lapse of four years, George Williams was again represented in varsity swimming. The team competed in eight meets and two champion¬ ship meets. Consistent winners during the season were Dick Knight and Boh Bratton with additional support from Bill Suzuki and Dave Ooten. Bob Bratton won second place in his event in the Chicago Inter-Collegiate held at Napierville, Illinois. Roy Kearns, a George Williams gradu¬ ate, is coach of the team; George Hanosh is the team manager. Top—Front Row: Bob Bratton, Helen Westerberg. Hester Hursh. Dianne Seed, Lois Frederikseri, Vicki Smith, Ron Bell. Second Row: Ron Goetsch. Carl Gaites, Dave Miller, Dave Wittkop, Duane Eckles, Bill Kara- sick, Bob Hansen. Don Glaze, Ron Watson. Bruce McKay, Bill McKinley. Back Row: Faulds Orchard. Rita Gang. Judy Jones. Bottom—Front Row: Dave Ooten, Dave Wetcher. Bob Bratton. Second Row r : George Hanosh. manager; Bill Stirewalt, Jon Studer, Bill McKinley, Bill Suzuki, Roy Kearns, coach. MARY HAMILTON LICKERMAN-GWE Harvey, Illinois- . . . attended Bowling Green State University, Ohio . . . worked at Lincoln Boys’ Club . . . Fred’s delight . . . blue eyes . . . artist personified . . . chairman of Cotton Ball . . . WA Outing Chairman . . . Fashion Show Originator. ROBERT DEAN STILLWELL-GWE Sheboygan, Wisconsin . . . gave his best for Hyde Park YMCA . . . plans to be YMCA Boys’ Work Secretary ... an enthusiastic Chi Delt . . . presi¬ dent, vice-president, treasurer of Chi Delta Phi . . . treasurer of SCA . . . circulation manager of Embers . . . IFC . . . strong supporter of brother¬ hood ... a proud father. Last summer the natatorium and large gymnasium received a great deal of work in the nature of a remodeling job. In the pool new windows, new heating system and new bleachers were installed. The gym was painted, floor refinished and new bleachers installed. Top Left: Modern dance class gives exhibition at Rededication of large gym in February. In the foreground are Joyce Augustine and Ron Goetsch. Ray Bisco and Chuck Knowles in the background. Bottom Left: Members of the Syncrofins are: Dick Knight. Judy Jones. Dick Adams, Charlene Lange, Faulds Orchard, Ophelia Cortez, and on the right, Hester Hursh, Roy Kearns, Beverly Carlson, Eric Hanauer, Donna Carlson and Chuck Ruhl. Above: Dr. John R. McCurdy and Mr. Frank Hathaway inspect the plaque in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herrick, who made possible the remodeling of the gym and natatorium through a generous gift to the college. t ' - SANNEE PSIHARIS KLEIN—GWE Chicago . . . attended Wright Junior College . . . employed at Lincoln Boys’ Club . . . Sannee was a member of . •. . Social Committee . . . SCA . . . WUS Drive . . . Collegian Staff . . . became Mrs. Don Klein in January . . . sincere . . . peppy . . . friendly. RICHARD DALE LARSON-GWE Hazel Crest, Illinois . . . attended Thornton Junior College . . . devoted partici¬ pant in SCA affairs . . . Chapel committee . . . plans to serve in the ministry . . . often confused . . . most often confused with the other Dick Larson . . . quiet, sincere and fun-loving. Front Row: Russell Hoff. Bob Bratton. Ron Bell. Ron Goetsoh. Bill Mc¬ Kinley. Don Glaze. Roger Barr. Back Row: Larry Sample. Bob Hansen, Mossman Dudgeon, Dave Redman. Don Klein. Jerry Wooley, Dave Tweedley. Val Keller, coach. m «« ' With nearly all of last year’s Eastern Collegiate Cham¬ pionship team returning and with the addition of several new men, the varsity shaped up as a dark horse for the National Championships. This year, the team is coached by Val Keller, former All-American from George Williams who has introduced new methods of training that may be part of a trend across the nation. The players watch slow-motion movies of themselves in action to discover flaws in form. The team plays in open competition, that is, they play YMCAs and athletic clubs. This was explained in an article by Roy G reenwood in the International Volleyball Review of January-February when he says, “In the Middle West, George Williams College of Chicago, seems to be so strong that most colleges are afraid to play it, therefore they are forced to play chiefly non-college teams.” Much credit is due to these athletes who through dint of diligent practice, study, tremendous interest and enthusi¬ asm have proven that the size of a college is no deterrent to a successful team, having defeated college teams dozens of times larger than GW. JAMES WILDEROM-GWE Grand Rapids, Michigan . . . attended Grand Rapids Junior College . . . served at Hyde Park YMCA . . . Jim was the quiet, genial proctor of the third floor ... is looking forward to a career in the YMCA . . . solid thinker . . . kept a spotless room . . . sociable. v % eS 1 y ITT Top Left: Mossman Dudgeon. Top Center: Bill McKinley. Top Right: Dave Redman. Bottom Left: Jerry Wooley. Bottom Center: Co-captains Larry Sample and Bob Hanson with coach Val Keller. Herewith we present the Graduate Students who at the date we go to press planned to get their Master’s degree in 1957. Eau Claire, Wisconsin . . . received B.A. from Hamline University . . . worked in several churches in Chicago . . . Dick was a member of Graduating Student- Faculty Retreat . . . Embers photographer—two years . . . straightforward . . . likes to kid . . . but studies seriously . . . army service looms ahead . . . probably teach or enter seminary thereafter. $ Social Committee. . . The land of “Dog Patch” i i the cafeteria, “Between Heaven and Hell” ii the small gym, the Christmas Formal at the 1 ndermere East Hotel, ice-skating at the Unive ty of Chicago, the Spooky Spree in the small ym, the Cotton Ball in the cafeteria and a ho o other enjoy¬ able activities are evidence that h ; Social Com¬ mittee of the College Association v is both active and effective this year. This committee, headed by l Cook handled about fifteen hundred dollars t staging these various programs which contrib ted to the all- around social life for students f the college. Mrs. Marshall is the committee dsor. The social committee had nc job in plan¬ ning and conducting all of the; ities. There were countless committee me work ses¬ sions, posters, decorations and other things not always considered by the age student who attends and enjoys the sock ents. The learning experience gaim i by members of this committee will surely reap rich rewards during the post-college years when similar skills will be required and expected on the job. Top : Christine Foxe, Tom O’Hara, Robert Ballantyne, Don Huebner, Mary Roeder, Gwendolyn Fields, Becky Abrahamson, Harold Bosold, Charles Ruhl. Bottom: A1 Cook. Dick Adams, Dorothy Potts, Mrs. Marshall, Clem Rybacki, Dianne Seed, Jerry Lloyd, Lynn Rine¬ hart, Jodine Abair, Ray Simser. ■H St. Paul, Minnesota . . . B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus of AOA . . . Collegian Sports Editor . . . field work and South Chicago Community Center . . . sports lover the old YMCA ... Ed is soft-spoken, effective and frienc . . . member Park YMCA jaded towards : i Honolulu. Hawaii . . . graduate of LTniversity of Hawaii . . . Len was fourth- floor proctor . . . Publications Committee . . . Graduating Student-Faculty Retreat Committee . . . Lieutenant in Illinois National Guard ... a solid thinker . . . objective is YMCA. . . . parties, dances, fun Top: Titles such as Professor of Physiology, Dean of the Col¬ lege and Director of the Divi¬ sion of Health and Physical Ed¬ ucation don’t get in the way of enjoying a dance with a pretty co-ed student for Dr. Steinhaus. The student is Christine Foxe. Middle: The crowd lines up for eats during a dormitory party. Among the hungry crowd are: Cyril Myers, Dianne Seed, Bill Harrington. Bottom Left: Don Klein, Elaine Simos and Dave Redman enjoy the Spooky Spree—the Halloween Party. Bottom Right: Faye LaRue and Gary Glasco view a room at the second floor open house—Dorm Daze. R. CURTIS MULLINS. JR.-GWA Wichitp Falls. Texas . . . began college career at Midwestern University . . . graduated from GW in ' 53 . . . loyal AOA member . . . associated with Part- Time Placement Office . . . looking toward a position in the San Angelo. Texas. YMCA . . . never-failing smile. WILLIAM G. WILDE—GWA Indianapolis. Indiana . . . Bill also attended Purdue and Butler Universities . . . gained his field work experience at Oak Park YMCA . . . will assume position of Physical Director at Hollywood. California, YMCA . . . has help¬ mate . . . always friendly and cooperative. Student Christian Association. . . Each Monday noon the Geneva Room is the site of the regular Student Christian Association meetings. Variety is the keynote in the program both from topic to method. SCA is open to all students, faculty, and staff regardless of racial or creedal connections. The SCA seeks to provide a program of Christian worship, study and action, both among its own fellowship and that of the total college community. To do this it has broken its membership into four commissions and two main committees which function throughout the year. The com¬ missions investigate various phases and topics of their broadly defined area and then present to the total group or school programs of interest in these areas. The commissions work in the following areas: Christian Heritage, Personal and Campus Affairs, Social Responsibility, and World Relations. Coordinating these commissions and helping them to function more effectively and providing continuity to the organization is the job of the two committees. The Executive Committee is made up of the elected officers and faculty advisor, David Misner, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; Larry Sehy, president; Nanie Lazenby, secretary; Con Slaviero, treasurer. The Promotion and Public Relations Committee was a new addition to the organizational structure. Two other new programs which were added this year were the quarterly retreats and the recreational teams. The group also com¬ pleted its affiliation with the YMCA-YWCA. One of the big annual projects of SCA is the World University Service Drive. Directed by a special committee of the World Rela¬ tions Commission over six hundred dollars was raised! Top : Commission on Personal and Campus Affairs includes Merrill Oleson, Gold on Boys, Rich Holden. Frank Aseltyne. Dale Bass, Gary Glasco. Middle —Front Row: WUS Drive workers are Robert Olson, Bill Moore, Connie Sanford. Bob Gee. Back Row: Dave Ooten, Ed Krull, Carl Gaites, Wade Parker, Cyril Myers, Frank Thome. Bottom: Other workers for WUS Drive were Bill Phillips, Tahor Abu-Ghazeleh, Lois Mort, Tom O’Hara, Jim Buys, Clyde Johnson, Glenn Sykes and Larry Sehy. LOY CHIU - REC San Mateo, California . . . attended Bible College of Los Angeles . . . City College of Los Angeles . . . City College of San Lrancisco . . . Loy was active in SCA . . . AOA . . . WUS Drive Co-chairman . . . plans to enter YMCA . . . or public recreation . . . married . . . sincere . . . strong religious convic¬ tions . . . man of his word. WILLIAM PHILLIPS - REC Huntsville, Alabama . . . grad of University of Alabama . . . worked at South Chicago YMCA . . . President of Graduating Class . . . AOA basketball coach . . . WUS Drive Co-chairman . . . the North hasn’t erased Bill’s grin or Southern drawl. Top Left: Executive Committee: Larry Sehy, David Misner, Dorothy Gerken. Con Slaviero. Nannie Lazenby. Tod Center: Promotion and Public Relations Committee: Bill Suzuki. Ed Hallsten, chairman. Top Right: Commission on Langbein. Kar Christian Heritage: John L. Clark, chairman; Richard D. Larson. Bottom Left: Erwin France, Jerry Nelson, Linda Despres, Glenn Sykes, Bob J unkin. 1952 National Champions; Second Place International Collegiate Champions. Val Keller named All-American. 1953 Third Place in National Championships; Fourth in International competition. 1954 Eastern Volleyball Champions 1955 Third Place in National Championships; Bob Sarver, Don Ferguson and Dave Widner select¬ ed for All-American second team. 1956 Eastern Champions. 51 I ■ •-■ The Assembly Committee pulls in close to look over some information on a possible program. They are: Roger Barr, Dave Miller, Mrs. Ursula Stone, advisor and Professor of Social Science; Ron Cline, Ralph Drake, chairman; Dave Ooten. Not pictured: Donna Jean Schmitz. Everyone tried for a seat down front in the large gym when those graceful, blue-eyed, blond Finnish Gymnasts displayed their skills. This was only one of the outstanding programs presented by the Assembly Committee of the College Association. Other highlights were the musical presentation by the Fifth Army Band which almost knocked a few bricks loose from the institution, and the fascinating and informative lecture by Dr. Evelyn Duvall on “College Courtship and Marriage.’ The Assembly Committee was chaired by Ralph Drake. Its function is to provide the College Community with weekly programs of a broad educational and entertaining nature. . , - • sSHs 1956 Mr. Gun L. Sehuytema. Professor of Education. Dean of Students, Registrar, and Director of Student Personnel Services, died suddenly at his home. Mr. Sehuytema. a member of the fac- ultv since 1928. was the first faculty member to die in active service. Dr. 11 am D. Edgren. Professor of Education, and active member of the faculty for 32 years, resigned to head the Department of Recreation at Purdue University. 52 Top Left: I listening witli rapt attention to the music of the Fifth Army Band are: Kitty Wilson. Valeria Wvrick. Barbara Goodwin. Byron Haley, Harold Runyan and wife. Larry Sehy and Glenn Sykes. Top Right: The Finnish Gymnasts from the University of Helsinki were impres¬ sive and delightful in their presentation. Bottom Right: Mr. Emory Nelson, an alumnus of the college working with World Service speaks on “Youth Reaching” and his round-the-world trip. Chicago . . . attended University of Illinois in Chicago . . . Wright Junior College . . . Worsham Mortuary College . . . B.S. from GW in June ’56 . . . Gus is a member of Sigma Delta Alpha . . . married . . . known as Georgiou the prof. . . . plans to teach Physical Education and Health . . . studious. 53 _ Contemporary Art Series. . . A new program offered to the College Community this year was the Contemporary Art Series. The group seeks to promote interest in the Arts both by discussion and partici¬ pation. Each month the group meets to discuss topics like “Communism and Modern Art,” “Rhythmic Movement in Worship” and the “Poetry of Wallace Stevens.” The group also presented a Christmas Assembly and produced Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, “Pirates of Penzance.” Meetings are often held in faculty homes. Dr. William Couch, Miss Evelyn Klinckmann, Barbara Roth and Mrs. Celia Marshall are part of a group in Miss Klinckmann’s parlour for Dr. Couch’s reading of Wallace Steven’s “Blue Guitar.” Colloquium. . . The faculty inaugurated a new program this year in the form of a formal discussion group—Colloquium. Colloquium meets once each quarter and this year had as its theme “Human Values.” The theme was approached through discussion of a different field each time: the arts, the social sciences, and the physical sciences. The sessions were held in faculty homes and were open to all graduate students and certain under¬ graduate students on faculty nomination. Spencer Gregory, Marilynn Bishop, Jill Tick- ner, Chris Foxe and Rose Strock at the win¬ ter quarter Colloquium at Dr. Steinhaus’ home. They are discussing “The Lonely Crowd.” Williamsport, Pa. . . . graduate of Lycoming College and OCS . . . served at South Chicago and Duncan YMCAs . . . Chi Delta Phi . . . Publication Committee Chairman . . . Embers staff . . . SCA . . . intramurals . . . “Warden” Gillette, the second and third-floor proctor . . . Gordon and wife plan to re¬ turn to Pennsylvania and the YMCA . . . forceful personality. Corbin, Kentucky . . . graduated from GW in June ’56 with B.S. . . . Walt was president and secretary of Chi Delta Phi . . . worked at Wilson and South Chicago YMCAs . . . married . . . earnest student . . . pleasant . . . headed toward the YMCA. Embers “Accent on Informality” was the theme this year as the Emhers staff moved to weave faculty, students and staff into a natural pat¬ tern of activities and events depicting the College Community as it really is. Top Left: Clyde Johnson. Advertising Manager, checks some prospects with some of his staff: Linda Despres. Frank Asel- tyne, Bruce McKay, Dwight Haas and Barbara Roth. Top Right: Layout Editor Karl Hallsten checks a roll of negatives with the Photographers, Dick Bennett and Dave Miller. Bottom Left: Editor, Bob Ogburn. Bottom Center: Tom Kiefer and Merrill Oleson with Dwight Haas. Circulation Manager. Bottom Right: Evelyn Despenza and Betty Besecker work with Barbara Buettner. scheduling chairman. Not pictured are Faye Hebert, writer, and David Laughlin, faculty advisor. WILLIAM OKRAFOSMART - HPE Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa . . . married . . . member of Chi Delta Phi . . . serious student . . . plans to enter Settlement work. SUJAN SINGH - HPE 3hobian, Ambala, India . . . received MS in Recreation, December, employed in Registrar’s Office . . . famous soccer coach in home- a familiar figure with beard and turban. Home is where you make it and for most GW students home is Dole Hall. Dorm life is filled with all kinds of memories—bull sessions; the 7:55 washroom rush; borrowed cuff links, ties and money; affectionate good-byes in front of the co-ed entrance; the monotonous clicking of typewriters at term paper time; and somewhere sandwiched in between ... a moment of quiet and sleep. Top Left: Dole Hall Desk Staff: Lois Mort, Gary Glasco, Duane Eckles, Joyce Brown, Ed Langbein. Second Left: Our maids, Alberta Gibson and Jessie Clemens. Bottom Left: The Cafeteria Staff: Mary Robinson, Horace Brewer, Louise Upshaw. Mildred Compton, Dietitian; Mary Johnson. Pleasant Stevens and Sallie B. Comer. Top Right : Dole Hall Council: Front Row: Burt Fettig, Tom Moore. Second Row: Bob Turner, Mrs. Celia Marshall, Advisor; Faye He¬ bert, Hester Hursh. Back Row: Lyman Curtis, Jim Wilderom. Lenley Hawkswortb. Neil Allen, Spencer Gregory, George Hanosh. Not Pictured: John Dubocq, Dean of Students. Life in Dole Hall. . . Utopia, New Texas . . . field work . . . detached worker for the WCTU in Evanston . . . famous philanthropist . . . contributed $11.04 to WUS . . . $15 to Hvde Park YMCA ... $5 to Alumni Fund . . . paid cash for Embers . . . Uncle John’s faithful student . . . only male member of WA . . . (trust¬ worthy) . . . has fan club headed by Hooper and Cruthis . . . seldom seen hut always present in spirit. Top Left—Front Row: Oscar Anderson, John Miller. Back Row: George Spinger, Matt Holmes, Otis Plexico, Bob Freeman, Tim Longley. Not Pictured are Rudy Farmer and Louis Dalgaard. Second Left: Business Office: Mr. Fir¬ man Wood, Business Manager; Harold W. Barner, Director of College Camp and Director of Admissions. Back Row: Priscilla Borusak, secretary; Janet Miyake, cashier; Edith Carson, bookkeeper. Third Left: Dr. Robert Wirt- shafter, college physician, examines Joe Salcik. Mrs. Victoria Pieper. nurse, stands by. Bottom Left: Library Staff: Doris Bluitt, Dave Tweedley, Barbara Roth, Harbans Singh, Mrs. Dorothy Paulson, Joe Casey, Mr. Carl Paulson, college librarian. Top Right: Faculty secretaries: Dorothy O’Kane, Verle Lander. Barbara Hoff and Rose Miller. Bottom Right: Marie Witkay, secretary to the Dean and co-ordinator of the work of the Education Office passes work on to Emma Jean Taylor and Patricia Folger. Far Right: Pearl Gang, secretary to the President. The Ford Foundation grants $91,900 to the College. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Herrick make a gift of $54,885 to the college to modernize the large gym and pool. The Sears, Roebuck and Company Foundation grants $60,000 for the Scholarship Program over a four-year period. The Frank R. Meyer, Jr., gift of $50,000 to erect a staff lodge at College Camp. John Nuveen gives $11,000 to winterize Nuveen Lodge at College Camp. X S IfS ' _ ilF w mm mt. r Commencement. . . The days have now faded into weeks, the weeks to months, the months to quarters, and the quarters to years, and the years have passed by and Commencement is here. There’s a rustling of robes and the gentle splashing of the tassel on your face and the rhythmic beating of footsteps across the quadrangle and up the stairs to the large gym. The observers perhaps unconsciously wonders if these dig¬ nified people can really be the informal, carefree students that they know so well. A kind of tinkling sensation runs down your spine as you march down the aisle where you once played volley¬ ball and tennis and watched the basketball games. There’s an almost endless waiting through greetings and con¬ gratulatory remarks and the Commencement address . . . and finally the conferring of degrees. You stand, your wees are neak, your stomach does a full flip and a half gainer as Dr. Steinhaus calls your name. You walk across the platform smiling, your tassel brushing softly against your cheek and you receive your diploma and a personal congratulation from Dr. McCurdy. It’s hard to realize that it’s now really finished—that your George Williams College days are over but you real¬ ize as never before that Commencement is only a beginning. 1946 1949 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 Active Registrations Autumn Quarter Census . 365 .400 .255 .223 .214 .250 .303 . 319 58 17 Top : President John R. McCurdy addressing the 1956 Com¬ mencement Exercises. Bottom: Karl P. Zerfoss in his role of Director of Graduate Placement helps students to find jobs after they leave the College. Dr. Zerfoss is also Professor of Psychology and Director of the Division of Group Work and Recreation. a . .Only a beginning Graduation brings with it the need to plan what one is going to do in the years to come. The George Williams student is unique in the great number of job offers pre¬ sented him by agencies critically short of trained personnel. The college maintains a Graduate Placement Office with Dr. Karl Zerfoss as its director to assist students in the placement procedure. As early as Autumn quarter the seniors begin the placement process. An unofficial census of those students who graduated in December, 1956, and those planning to graduate in June of 1957 reveals that forty-five of the sixty-seven students are looking toward the YMCA. Fifteen are plan¬ ning on teaching health and physical education in the schools, four are planning on the ministry, and three have indicated an interest in other leisure time agencies. At least 203 members of the student body have indi¬ cated an interest to enter the YMCA profession. George Williams, sometimes called the “West Point of the YMCA” has as its basic goal to “provide professional education for Christian leadership, primarily for Young Men’s Christian Association.” It is with this evidence of the interest and dedication to informal education of the students of George Williams College that we end this review of the college and its “Accent on Informality.” 1957 A committee of the Board of Trustees is at work on developing a Five-Year Plan for the Col¬ lege. This proposes an increase in enrollment to 500 students by 1960 and the possibility of a new building. 59 MONARCH SCAVENGER SERVICE, INC. 748 East 75th Street Chicago 19, Illinois LIQUID FUELS CO. 2400 West Madison St. Chicago 12, Illinois BURNY BROS. 4600 West Chicago Ave. Chicago 51, Illinois ERNSTER BROS. 2303 West Cermak Road Chicago, Illinois BOOST OUR BOOSTERS IRA I. FISHER, INC. 26 South Water Market Chicago 8, Illinois RYSER BROS., INC. 3525 West Potomac Ave. Chicago 51, Illinois 53rd ELLIS CURRENCY EXCHANGE 53rd Street at Ellis Ave. Chicago 15, Illinois E. R. MOORE CO. 932 Dakin Street Chicago 13, Illinois MONARCH CHAIR CO. 1806 West 95th Street Chicago 45, Illinois DUNCAN STATIONERY COMPANY Office Supplies and Printing Artists Materials Filing Cabinets and Equipment Mechanical Drawing Supplies National Student Association Discounts 1221 East 55th Street MU 4-9024 or HY 3-4111 JANE LEE CHOP SUEY ... a fj iiend 1205 East 55th Street CHINESE FOOD OUR SPECIALITY DIAL MI 3-3407 for take out service. . . . portraits for all occasions Ihe 4JIUum Photoqnaphena. 1171 East Fifty-Fifth Street mwm if Bob Ballantyne working as usual. IN-FRA-RED COMMISSARY, INC; 3955 West Harrison Street Chicago 24, Illinois HOT SANDWICHES IN “3” MINUTES This is where the students spend their evenings. MARATHON PRESS SERVICE HOBBY HOUSE OUR HOBBY — TASTY FOOD Roger Prater and Sara Love working on the CA ditto machine. Eve Despenza, Barbara Buettner and Betty Besecker ordering a snack at the Hobby House. 200 PARK AVENUE WAUSAU, WISCONSIN 1342 East 53rd Street Chicago 15, Illinois Best Wishes Students SAWYER BISCUIT COMPANY 2407 West North Avenue Melrose Park, Illinois BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1957 from SUNKIST PIE COMPANY CHICAGO, ILLINOIS THE BORDEN COMPANY CHICAGO ICE CREAM DIVISION TYPEWRITERS FULL YEAR GUARANTEE ON NEW AND RECONDITIONED MACHINES SPECIAL TYPE INSTALLATIONS (Language — Chemistry — Math — Etc.) REPAIRS — Chemical Wash or Complete Overhaul by highly skilled conscientious mechanics UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO BOOKSTORE 5802 Ellis Avenue GEORGE WILLIAMS STUDENTS PREFER STEVENS LUNCH HOME COOKING REASONABLE PRICES COURTEOUS SERVICE 1321 East 55th Street HAVILL’S “Where Service is a Tradition ” MITZIE’S FLOWER SHOP Beautiful Corsages STUDENT DISCOUNTS 1301 East 55th Street MI 3-4020 ABAIR STUDENT INDEX DUDGEON Abair. Jodine, 48 Abrahamson, Barbara, 5, 41, 48 Abu Ghazaleh, Taher, 13, 28, 39, 50 Adams, Richard, 31, 38, 45, 48 Aikins, Brian, 24, 25, 41 Albright, John, 15, 21, 30 Aldridge, Earl, 22 Alexander, Jesse, 17 Allen, Neil, 12, 13, 30, 31, 56 Alpert, Jerald, 20, 22, 23 Arnold, Don, 8 Anderson, Norman, 8 Aseltyne, Frank, 26, 50, 55 Augustine, Joyce, 11, 15, 45 Austin, Elnora, 33 Bailey, Wilson, 28 Ballantyne, Robert, 22, 35, 48, 62 Barber, Walter, 17, 22, 34, 35 Barr, Roger, 15, 46, 52 Bass, Dale, 23, 50 Bell, Ron, 30, 31, 41, 44, 46 Bennett, Richard, 47, 55 Berg, Harold, 30, 31 Bermele, Margaret, 7 Bernhardt, John, 24, 32, 35, 41 Besecker, Betty, 7, 33, 55, 62 Bisco, Ray, 8, 26, 27, 45 Bishop, Marilynn, 19, 26, 32, 33, 38, 54 Bluitt, Doris, 33, 57 Bosold, Harold. 30, 48 Boys, Gordon, 5, 24, 35. 50 Brandon, Richard, 28 Brant, Robert, 68 Bratton, Robert, 24, 34, 41, 44, 46 Brinker, Henry, 22, 23 Brown, Phil, 22, 23, 41, 43 Buettner, Barbara, 8, 33, 55, 62 Butler, Bene, 15, 28 Butler, Ernestine, 33 Buys, James, 22. 35, 50 Cable, Andy, 24, 25, 34 Cabrera, Ernesto, 28 Cameron, Ron, 28 Campbell, Colin, 26 Carlson, Beverly, 16, 45 Carlson, Donna, 8, 9, 28, 33, 36, 45 Casey, Joe, 22, 23, 35, 57 Chiu, Loy, 9, 31, 50 Choon, Goh, 30, 43 Clark, John, 8, 9, 30, 31, 51 Clarke, John, 5 Cline, Ron, 24, 52 Clock, Don, 10 Conforti, Gaeton, 42, 43 Cook, Allan, 13. 30, 31, 36, 48 Cortez, Ophelia, 41, 45 Cruthis, Dave, 15, 28 Curtin, Thomas, 24 Curtis, Lyman, 24, 34, 56 Daley, Carol W., 33 Despenza, Evelyn, 5, 7, 33, 55, 62 Despres, Linda, 8, 33, 51, 55 DeYoung, Robert, 18, 22, 23 Dodson, Wayne, 22, 23, 31, 34, 42, 43 Drake, Ralph, 13, 30, 52 Dudgeon, Mossman. 24, 46, 47 DUNSING STUDENT INDEX MOORE Dunsing, Gretel, 33 Dudley, Charles, 30, 31, 36, 41 Dyrda, Don, 35 Eckles, Duane, 8, 26, 27, 40, 44, 56 Ewald, Esther, 33 Farr, Donna, 33, 43 Fawcett, Carl, 26, 35, 43 Fettig. Burton, 24, 36, 56 Fields, Gwen, 33, 48 Fisher, Jack, 22, 42, 43 Folger, Fred, 24 Foreman, James, 21, 22 Foxe, Christine, 20, 33, 48, 49, 54 France, Erwin, 22, 51 Frederiksen, Lois, 5, 15, 17, 33, 44 Gaites, Carl, 35, 44, 50, 68 Gang, Rita, 17, 36, 44 Gee, Robert, 7, 15, 36, 50 Geissal, Phil, 5, 24 Georgiou, Gust, 22, 53 Gerken, Dorothy, 32, 33, 51 Gillette, Gordon, 13, 14, 21, 28, 37, 54 Glasco, Gary, 30, 49, 50, 56 Glaze, Don, 8, 14, 18, 41, 44, 46 Gleeson, Rodd. 7, 24, 28, 29, 34 Goetsch. Ron, 8, 26. 44, 45, 46 Goodwin. Barbara, 2, 17, 33, 53 Greer, Don. 14, 24, 25 Gregory, Spenser, 14, 30, 31, 56 Johnson, Alan, 19 Johnson, Clyde, 14, 15, 29, 30, 40, 50, 55 Jonas, Walter, 17 Jones, Judy, 12, 13, 15, 17, 33, 36, 44, 45 Jones, Walter, 28, 54 Jordan, Paul, 15 Junkin, Robert, 51 Karasick, William, 44 Kiefer, Tom, 7, 15, 30, 55 Killingsworth, George, 12, 13, 16, 30, 31 Kincade, Luella, 7, 33 King, Barbina, 33 Klein, Don, 21, 30, 31, 34, 46, 49 Klein, Sannee, 15, 21, 33, 45 Klibanski, Mordecai, 10, 24 Knight, Richard, 28, 45 Knowles, Charles, 26, 27, 45 Kotil, Arlene, 26, 33 Krull, Edwin, 15, 18, 48, 50 Lacey, Margaret, 18, 33 Lander, William, 28 Langbein, Ed, 11, 35, 51, 56 Lange, Charlene, 45 Larson, Richard D., 8, 45, 51 Larson, Richard E., 28 LaRue, Faye, 33, 36, 49 Lazenby, Nannie, 33, 36, 51 Lickerman, Mary, 36, 44 Lloyd, Jerry, 5, 11, 39, 48 Love, Sara, 62 Lowery, Robert, 7, 21, 28 Lundin, Roy, 20 Lupton, Clark, 25, 28 Lyle, Robert, 18, 28 MacKay, Bruce, 44, 55 McKinley, William, 24, 34, 41, 44, 46, 47 Malitz, Jerry, 23 Marinelli, Richard, 13, 15, 17, 24, 25, 29, 34, 40 Marineir, Leo, 24 Marks, Alvin, 20 Marquardt, Don, 16, 24, 41 Mathis, George, 6, 26, 41 Meschke, Curtis, 22, 35, 62 Meshuby, Peter, 56 Meyer, Carol, 15, 33 Milchrist, Nancy, 40 Miller, Dave, 8, 15, 26, 27, 40, 44, 52, 55 Mills, Joe, 22 Miyake, Ray, 8, 22, 24 Moore, Tom, 8, 9, 36, 56 Haas, Dwight, 15, 30, 55 Haines, Darwin, 9, 30, 37 Haley, Byron, 26, 27, 53 Hallsten, Karl, 7, 11, 23, 51, 55 Hanauer, Eric, 22, 23, 31, 45 Hanosh, George, 24, 44, 56 Hansen, Robert J., 18, 24, 44, 46, 47 Harper. Dave. 22, 42, 43 Harrington, Bill, 49 Harris, Dave, 22 Harris, Tom, 35 Hawksworth. Lenley, 14, 48, 56 Hebert, Faye, 20, 32, 33, 36, 38, 56 Hoff, Russell. 16. 28, 41. 46 Holden. Rich. 30, 35, 50 Holladay. Thurman, 30 Houtz, Carol. 39 Houtz, William, 38, 39 Huebner, Don. 22, 36. 42, 43, 48 Huff, Reuben, 17 Hursh. Hester, 12, 13, 15, 17, 33, 44, 45, 56 MOORE STUDENT INDEX ZERWER Moore, William, 22, 40, 42, 43, 50 Moreno, Cesar, 22, 39 Mort, Gary, 30, 31 Moss, Norman, 15, 30 Mueller, Richard. 18, 28 Mullins, Curtis, 10, 17, 30, 49 Myers, Cyril, 5, 24. 35, 49, 50, 68 Nelson, Jerry, 30. 42, 43, 51 Neumann, Ray, 28 Newsome, Florence, 33 Ogburn, Robert, 14, 15, 30, 31, 55 O’Hara, Tom, 24, 35, 48, 50 Okrafosmart, William, 17, 28, 55 Oleson, Merrill, 30, 36, 50, 55 Olson, Robert, 28, 29, 50 Ooten, Dave, 22, 23, 40, 44, 50, 52 Orchard, Faulds, 11, 17, 24, 34, 44, 45 Ottosen. Denny, 5, 24 Owen, William. 10 Parker, Wade, 22, 30, 50 Pelegrino, Don, 19 Phillips, Phil, 30, 35, 36, 42, 43 Phillips, William, 30, 31, 38, 50 Pontikes, Beatice, 32 Potts, Dorothy, 33, 48 Prater, Roger, 28, 37, 62 Simpser, Ray, 5, 48 Singh, Harbans, 5, 28, 38, 39, 57 Singh, Sujan, 55, 68 Slaviero, Con, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 51 Smith, Denise, 33 Smith, Vicki, 9, 33, 44 Smoker, Jerry, 26, 27, 35 Sprague, Douglas, 31 Stanton, Phil, 42, 43 Steele, Ed, 10, 22, 23, 31 Steinhaus, Robert, 22 Stevenson, Joyce, 21, 33, 34, 38 Stewart, Layton, 24 Stillwell, Dean, 28, 44 Stirewalt, William, 44 Strock, Rose, 16, 33, 54 Studer, Jon, 24, 44 Suzuki, William, 24, 44, 51 Sykes, Glenn, 20, 30, 50, 51, 53 Tabb, Jack, 31 Temple. Ron, 22, 36 Thomas, Barbara, 7 Thomas, Emerson, 20, 30. 31 Thome, Frank. 14, 15, 18, 50 Tickner, Jill, 19, 33, 54 Townsel, Ron, 22, 23, 25 Turner, Bob, 15, 26, 34, 56 Tweedley, Dave, 46, 57 Umbles, Lee Roy, 17, 22 Vulliez, Louis, 24, 34, 36, 69 Walker, John, 24, 35 Walker, Louis, 3, 16, 35 Walter, John, 28, 38, 40 Ware, Ruth, 15 Watson, Ron, 6, 24, 40, 44 Wetcher, Dave, 24, 25, 36, 44 Wierman, Robert, 7, 24 Wilde, William, 49 Wilderom, James, 46, 56 Williams, Mary Jane, 18 Wilson, Katherine, 33, 53 Windt, Margaret, 16, 32, 33 Witkay, Marie, 57 Wittkop, Dave, 8, 24, 36, 44 Whitlock, Eva, 22 Woolley, Jerry, 11, 13, 46, 47 Wyrick, Valeria, 41, 53 Yamamoto, Richard, 24 Young, Tony, 16, 24 Zerwer, Don, 30, 31, 38, 41 Rankine, Jack, 11. 26, 35 Redman, Dave, 24. 46, 47, 49 Reed, Merle, 23 Rinehart, Lynn, 5, 24, 25, 48 Roeder, Mary, 16, 33, 36, 41, 48 Rolek, Gary, 30 Roth, Barbara, 15, 33, 36, 41, 55, 57, 54 Ruhl, Charles, 31, 45, 48 Runyan, Harold, 11, 20, 53 Rybacki, Clem, 42. 48 Saikaly, Shafik. 30 Salcik, Joe, 57 Sample, Larry, 24. 40, 46, 47 Samples, Thelma, 7, 8, 36 Sanford, Connie, 15, 50 Schmitz, Donna Jean, 41 Seed, Dianne. 15, 33, 44, 48, 49 Seever, Joan. 20 Sehy, Larry, 11. 36. 50, 51. 53 Shank, Lemayne. 14, 30, 34, 38, 40 Sheffer, Grant. 18, 28 Shriver, George, 21, 30 Simos, Elaine, 19, 33, 49 Louis Vulliez singing and strumming away. ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY AND STAFF INDEX Barner, Harold W., 57 Bedger, Jean, 16 Claypoole, Jack 0., 30, 34, 40, 42 Clayton, Donald W., 20 Couch, William, 18, 54 Compton. Mildred, 56 Dubocq, John, 20, 26 Duvall, Sylvanus, 21, 37 Dunsing, Paul, 38 Fenstemacher, William, 40 Fuhrer, John, 19, 23 For Registrar’s Office staff see page 6. For staff and personnel see pages 56 and 57. Garrison, Maxine, 36 Hertog, Herman, 10, 28 Holoway, Clayton, 16 Kalas, George, 41 Klinckmann, Evelyn, 33, 54 Laughlin, David, 13, 21 Marshall, Celia, 6, 48, 56, 54 McCurdy, John R., 37, 45, 59 Miner, Nancy, 21 Misner, David, 13, 51 Mullen, Harold, 18, 28 other Paulson, Carl, 14, 57 Peterson, Gunnar, 5, 12, 13, 28, 38, 40 Rambar, Dorothy, 6 Ramey, John, 20 Steinhaus, Arthur H., 38. 49 Stone, Ursula, 52 Westerberg, Helen, 7, 17, 33, 44 Wirtshafter, Robert, 57 Wood, Firman, 57 Zerfoss, Karl P., 59 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS A word of thanks and appreciation is due to all those who made possible the 1957 edition of Embers: —The Album Photographers, Corona Camera Shop who took the portraits and large group shots respectively. —Myers and Company and its representative, Mr. Samuel Buchanan for theii assis¬ tance and the printing of this book. -—Mr. David Laughlin, advisor, for his guidance and technical assistance. —The College Association, and particularly the Publications Committee, publishers of the Embers. —And last but not least the members of the staff. It would be difficult to list all the names of those who at one time or another gave assistance in the organization, writing, and business matters or the Embers but a special bit of recognition is due those who headed up various phases of the work. To Dick Bennett, pho¬ tographer, and his assistant, Dave Miller; to Dwight Haas, circulation man¬ ager and Clyde Johnson, advertising manager; Barbara Buettner, scheduling, and Faye Hebert, senior write-ups and finally to Karl Hallsten, art and layout editor who was the creative and driving force behind the yearbook. ROBERT OGBURN, Editor 68 Left: That likable gentleman from India, Sujan Singh. Right: Checking the mail¬ boxes. a daily routine for George Williams students, is demonstrated by Carl Gaites and Bob Brant. COVER B! MYERS
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