Muhlenberg College - Ciarla Yearbook (Allentown, PA)
- Class of 1946
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JOHN REUMANN, Editor
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HE proposed Muhlenberg College Field House is shown above in an artist's
conception. Containing complete facilities for college sports, the S5500 000
building is a fitting memorial to the Muhlenberg men who served in the armed
forces and will provide the basis for an extensive physical education program.
The Field House, the finest and most modern in Pennsylvania, is to contain a
basketball court seating approximately 6500 persons, a swimming pool, a 1 X 7 mile
track, facilities for the high jump, broad jump, pole vault, and other track and field
events, and football, baseball, and tennis practice areas. In addition to offices and
locker rooms, space is provided for boxing, wrestling, and even for bowling alleys.
Coupled with the College's new Physical Education Department, the Field House
will provide the facilities so that Muhlenberg can offer training leading to a Bachelor
of Science degree in Physical -Education.
A Word of Introduction . . .
HIS 1947 Ciarla is the first year-book to be published at Muhlenberg College
since June of 1943. War-time conditions have been responsible for this situa-
tion. When war came, American education met its challenge and was to no small
degree responsible for the victory. While colleges played their part in the war
effort with research and words, books and theories, techniques and training, the
war years stamped their impression on all colleges. Terms were accelerated, three
semesters to the year. Enlistments and the draft plucked students from the campus,
and the government training programs enrolled new men in the schools.
Amid all this activity, college life and spirit continued to live. Although civilian
enrollment shrank at Muhlenberg, over two thousand service men trained under
the shadow of the old Ad Building Tower in a tremendously successful program.
Some activities were curtailed, but many more continued. Sports were encouragedg
Muhlenberg basketball squads attained national prominence.
Throughout these war years the aim continued to be a Greater Muhlenberg-
a college for the more perfect development, spiritually, mentally, and physically,
of a democratic citizenry. Typical of the progress made toward this goal is the giant
Field House, pictured at left, a significant addition to the college plant and toward
the completion of a greater Muhlenberg.
The pages of this book are an attempt to recapture some of the memorabilia
of the last three years at Muhlenberg. Although there are naturally some omissions,
the aim of the 1947 Ciarla is to portray life here at Muhlenberg-how a college
served in war and builds in peace.
JOHN REU.MANN, Editor
july 15, 1946
For God, for Country, and for Muhlenberg
CAPT. CHARLES J. BARRIE, JR. '39
LT. ANGELO P. BIANCO '34
CAPT. J. J. BORTZ '26
LT. FRANCIS A. BOYER '44
PVT. ROBERT BRILL '46
LT. qjgy PAUL L. CANDALINO '43
SGT. CARL G. CLAYTON '34
SGT. RICHARD R. DIETRICH '40
CAPT. JAMES EDMINSTER '43
LT. WILLIAM E. FINDLAY '42
RALPH J. EREY, So.M. 3fC '40
PEC. FREDERICK M. HAAS '45
LT. JUSTIN J. HOWER '36
LT. WILLIAM LAING
LT. RALPH LENTZ
PFC. WARREN E. LINDGREN
LT. JOSEPH M. MCGINLEY
NEVIN D. MILLER
SGT. PAUL MOYER
LT. JOHN C. REHFUS
LT. ROLAND RUPP
ENSIGN JOHN SCHWENK
LT. EDWIN C. SMITHERS
DONALD STERRITT, JR.
Sf SGT. ROBERT W. STINSON
LT. KENNETH STRUBLE
LT. JEROME G. HUNT '44 ENSIGN ERNEST A. TRIEMER V-44
LT. ROBERT HUXHAM '45 LT. Cjgj RAYMOND L. TURNER
ENSIGN JOHN F. KOEHLER '42
LT. HERBERT P. KORENKO '39
LT. PAUL R. KUHNS '42
LT. JOSEPH B. WALKER
PVT. ARMOND H. WESTLEY
PFC. WILLIAM H. XVIMMER
LT. VICTOR WINDUS '39
They had a Rendezvous with Destiny
To those who went to war from Muhlenberg
And kept their rendezvous eternally-
The thirty-seven heroic, brave, and true-
We dedicate this book
With reverent gratitude.
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Table of Contents
I Review of the Years: july, 1943-July, 1946 . ,
II Administration and Faculty . ,
III Classes . ,
IV Training Units ,
V Sports .
VI Activities . . .
VII Graduation Week, june, 1946 ......
Appendix: Campus Life, Student Enrollment, Sports Records
Left: the beautiful Gideon F. Egner Memorial Chapel on the Muhlenberg Campus.
REVIEW OF THE YEARS
July, 1943-July, 1946
MERGING from the years of war, Muhlenberg College and those who were
associated with it as students or as alumni, as Faculty or as administrators
well may thrill with satisfaction at the honors it earned and the prestige it gained
as it helped train men qualified to achieve victory and prepared to maintain peace.
One of the first colleges in America to be selected as a training center for the
men urgently needed to plug the gaps in the nation's battle lines at sea and in the
air, it not only completed its military assignments with distinction, but also continued
to meet its obligations to those students able to continue their education as civilians
and to thecommunity that looked to it for leadership in the field of Adult Education.
Through the years it operated its accelerated war-time program that divided
the academic year into three terms of sixteen weeks each, Muhlenberg's student
body ranged from a low of 265 men to a peak of 726. Except for two terms, the
men in uniform far outnumbered those in mufti.
The years of war were years of change but the changes were only in externals.
The campus became accustomed to bugle calls, to men in uniform marching to
classes and drilling on the playing field, to military reviews and inspections. Friend-
ships were formed more quickly, for students counted their stay on the campus
in months rather than years. There were new faces on the Faculty and new person-
alities on the staff. There were new rules and a new jargon.
Underneath, however, Muhlenberg was still Muhlenberg. Its campus remained
friendly and democratic. Its academic program continued thorough and basic,
emphasizing those subjects at the heart of the liberal arts curriculum that has always
been its pride. Its Faculty, centered about those who for years were part of the
College's life, manifested the same interest in each individual student that long has
been recognized as one of Muhlenbergls outstanding characteristics. The College
reiterated for military and civilian students alike its oft-repeated ideal that no
education is complete unless it prepares a man to discharge all of his duties properly
in this world and qualities him for the rewards and employments of eternity.
Echoes of the Bicentennial celebration in which the College honored the family
of Colonial American patriots whose name it bears were still ringing across the
campus when the first pages of a new chapter in its history were being written.
Preparing for its new student body in which men in uniform would far out-
number civilians, an augmented College staff converted East Hall and West Hall
Left: The spacious College Library, located in the midst of the Big Three-The Ad Build-
ing, the Library, and the Science Building.
into barracks and set up civilian dormitories in the Alpha Tau Omega and Phi
Kappa Tau fraternity houses that had been leased by the College. Additions to the
Commons were completed. An infirmary and dispensary were established in the
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house. Navy gear arrived by the truckload and gold
braid became almost commonplace.
That the war-time student body had been correctly estimated became evident
on July 1, 1943 when the first semester of the new college year began. For that term
Muhlenberg enrolled 596 men, 142 of them civilians and the remainder a group of
former civilians as new to their Navy Blue or Marine Green uniforms as they were
new to the campus. Proportions continued almost the same for more than a year
-144 civilians and 418 military trainees on March 1, 1944, and 111 civilians and
425 trainees on July 1, 1944.
Not until 1944, when V-12 units across the country were sharply reduced, did
Muhlenberg's enrollment drop below the 500 level. Then, with 277 Bluejackets
and 127 civilian students registered, it was possible to again use part of West Hall
for civilians. There was another reduction in March 1945 when the student body
totalled only 505 men, 192 of them Navy trainees and 113 civilians.
While the V-12 training units were on the campus, military students and
civilians attended the same classes, took part in the same activities, enjoyed joint
social affairs. All men assigned to the program by the Navy were registered as
Muhlenberg students and, except for their military drills and the more rigid per-
sonal discipline, their work on the campus paralleled that of a normal student body.
The picture changed in July 1945 when the V-12 units were replaced by the
newer Naval Academic Refresher Training program QV-52 under which men who
had seen service with the Fleet and had been selected as officer candidates were sent
to the campus for special studies that were organized for them apart from the
normal college curriculum. During the two terms the program was in operation,
training units varied from 123 to 506 men assigned for eight-week periods. Civilian
enrollment in July of 1945 was 142 and in November of that year increased to 301.
Muhlenberg reached a new peak in March 1946 when returning veterans
swelled the civilian enrollment to 568. At the same time the College began its last
term as a Navy training center with a V-12 unit of 158 men.
Although acceleration of the academic program and the extra chores and duties
assigned to Navy men sharply reduced the time available for participation in normal
extra-curricular activities, many of the traditions of campus life at Muhlenberg
were continued. The Muhlenberg Weekly missed few issues during the war years,
even though there were times when an entire issue was written, proofread, and
made up by the editor himself. Publication of the Ciarla was, however, tempor-
arily suspended after the Class of 1944 issued its volume in the Spring of 1943.
A Student Council composed of civilians and military trainees set the pattern
for campus life and preserved at least some of the customs that through the years
Right: the Science Building, home of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Geology De-
partments, as well as the College Little Theater.
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have become part of the Muhlenberg scene. Class lines were practically obliterated
and regulations for Freshmen, permitted to enter College at the beginning of each
sixteen-week term, were eliminated. Only class scrap to survive the war years was
the annual tug-of-war held yearly over Cedar Creek.
In place of the Junior Prom and the Senior Ball, normally held once each
year, a formal Graduation Ball was held at the end of each term. Student Council
sponsored many other informal dances and, at least once each term, Navy men
entertained at a dance to which they invited the civilian student body.
Bands and drum and bugle corps were organized on several occasions, but
their principal function was to play for reviews and inspections of the Navy units.
The Chapel Choir had a continuous existence through the war years, although it
made only a few appearances away from the campus.
It was a matter of considerable satisfaction both to those remaining on the
campus and to Muhlenberg men in all corners of the world that before each
Christmas holiday the College community gathered about the large spruce tree
on the front campus to sing carols and hear a brief greeting from President Tyson.
During the years when restrictions made it impossible to illuminate the tree with
the customary blue globes, red flares suihced to preserve the tree-lighting tradition.
Mask and Dagger produced at least one show each term, its offerings includ-
ing "Squaring the Circle", "The Poor of New York", "Death Takes a Holiday",
"Volpone", "journey's End", "Macbeth", "The Rope", and "Shadow and Sub-
stance". A joint committee of the Faculty and Student Body arranged for a series
of assembly programs that brought lecturers and entertainers to the campus and
various community groups cooperated in providing entertainment and social func-
tions for the men of the Navy units. I
One of the major social events that gained Muhlenberg nation-wide recog-
nition was the Coca Cola "Spotlight Band" broadcast that brought Vaughn Monroe
to the College community to salute the men of the second Navy training unit.
More than 130 stations in a coast-to-coast chain carried the program and the Rain-
bow Room at Central Park was jammed for the dance that followed. The Kiwanis
Club and the Allentown Woman's Club combined for several informal dances
and parties and the Lehigh County USO brought its shows and special attractions
to the campus.
More recognition came to the College when the United States Maritime Com-
mission named one of its new troop-carrying Victory ships the SS MUHLENBERG
VICTORY and selected Mrs. Levering Tyson as its sponsor. The vessel was launched
at the Bethlehem-Fairfield yards in Baltimore on july 12, 1946 and made its first
test 'run a month later. In another few weeks it went into service to return men
from the European theatre and when those assignments were completed, it was
converted into a cattle ship to help replenish Europe's war-depleted larder.
It was also during the war years that Muhlenberg launched the campaign to
Left, top: East Hall, the Upper Class dormitory: bottom, West Hall, the Freshman Dor-
make possible its proposed new Field House-a drive that to date has brought in
nearly SB420,000 of the s5oo,o0o that will be the minimum needed to erect the
building as soon as materials become available.
The College's last civilian commencement was held in June 1943 when Louis P.
Lochner, former chief of the Associated Press Bureau in Germany and Central
Europe spoke as degrees were conferred on a class of fifty-one seniors. Through the
years the accelerated program was in operation commencement exercises, each of
which brought a top-ranking Naval officer to the campus, were held at the close
of every term. In October 1945, Rear Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, Assistant Chief of
the Bureau of Naval Personnel, spoke as seventeen seniors received degrees and
seventy-one Bluejackets and Marines were presented with special certificates. Rear
Admiral Wat T. Cluverius, Naval veteran recalled to special duty, was the speaker
in February 1944 when sixteen seniors were graduated and 125 trainees completed
their college work. In june 1944 Captain john Kelvey Richards, then commandant
of the Midshipmenis School at Columbia and Director of Training in the Third
Naval District, spoke to the thirty-three seniors and the 129 Bluejackets and Marines
who received degrees or certificates. Captain Arthur S. Adams, Director of the
Administration Division of the Navy's Training Activity, was the speaker for the
graduation ceremonies in October 1944 when the College conferred fourteen degrees
and awarded 160 certificates to Navy men. At the same ceremonies the unit was
reviewed by Captain James Holloway, then Director of Training in the Bureau
of Naval Personnel and now Superintendent of the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
In February 1945 Dr. joseph W. Barker of the Columbia University Faculty, war-
time special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, delivered the commencement
address and the College conferred ten degrees and awarded sixty-seven certificates.
In june 1945 Rear Admiral William M. Fechteler, Assistant Chief of Naval Per-
sonnel, spoke to the group that included ten seniors and 180 Naval trainees.
Speakers at three commencements for men of the Academic Refresher units
were Lieutenant Samuel W. Miller '26, Lieutenant Commander Winfred Slemmer
'26, and Rear Admiral O. S. Colclough, Judge Advocate General of the Navy. In
June 1946, when the College held its last combined graduation ceremonies and
awarded sixty baccalaureate degrees and 129 Navy certificates, and itself received
the Navy's Mark of Commendation, the speaker was Vice-Admiral Richard L.
Conolly, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.
As Muhlenberg made the temporary Faculty adjustments necessary to main-
tain teaching standards and at the same time meet the needs of a student body
that generally numbered more men in uniform than in sports jackets, it also sought
to strengthen its staff for the post-war period. Added to the Faculty as full professors
prior to july 1, 1946 were: Dr. John W. Doberstein, chaplain and professor of
Religion, Dr. Elmer K. Kilmer, professor of Education, and Floyd B. Schwartz-
walder, professor of Physical, Education and head football coach. More joined the
ranks as assistant professors and as instructors and others came and left when
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their temporary assignments as special instructors were completed. During the war
years five Faculty men and two members of the Administrative Staff served in the
nation's armed forces and another distinguished himself with the National Defense
Research Council's development of the V-T Fuze. During part of the war period
the first woman ever to be elected to a full professorship at Muhlenberg, Dr. Bertha
Paulssen, enriched the life of the College community through her work as professor
It was also during these years that five men who completed long and dis-
tinguished service on the campus were granted the retirement they had earned.
Given honorary Faculty ranks were Dr. Robert R. Fritsch, professor of English
Bible and a member of the Faculty for thirty-eight years prior to his retirement,
Dr. Isaac Miles Wright, professor of Education, who was associated with the College
for twenty-six years, Dr. Harry Hess Reichard, professor of German for twenty
years, Walter L. Seaman, assistant professor of Romance Languages for nineteen
years, and the Reverend Charles B. Bowman, who had been professor of Sociology
for twenty years.
It was through the consistent and thorough work of the Faculty and the self-
sacrificing and loyal service of President Tyson and his Administrative Staff that
Muhlenberg emerged from the years of war with a reputation of accomplishment
second to no other College in America.
As the College mustered all its resources to serve the nation and threw its full
strength into the battles for peace, 2,076 of its sons left their accustomed places
on the campus or in their home communities to wear the uniforms of their country
and to join in the fight for freedom. Their heroic deeds and their distinguished
service on every battlefront and in all phases of military activity reflected a glory
that will forever brighten the pages of their Alma Mater's history. For them the
Collegeuorganized a program that was without peer in American collegiate life.
Bi-weekly letters from the Alumni Office, uncounted thousands of personal letters
from members of the Faculty and Staff and from college friends and classmates,
the Alumni Magazine, Christmas gifts, distinctive stationery, calendars, and birthday
greetings poured into every corner of the world to keep them close to Muhlenberg.
This, then, is the record-a record to which Muhlenberg men point with pride
as they enjoy the prestige of their College's heightened stature. It is the record
of the never-to-be-forgotten years of war that saw Muhlenberg gain confidence in
the basic soundness of its educational creed, in its ability to accomplish what ofttimes
seemed impossible tasks, in the strength of its foundations and heritages upon
which an even greater College nowis building.
Left: A view of the interior of the Gideon F. Egner Memorial Chapel. The set of Christian
and national flags was presented during the war.
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ADMINISTRATION and FACULTY
From the President
July 12, 1946
TO THE EDITORS OF THE CIARLA:
Ever since 1893 Ciarla has been a pictorial, personal, and factual record of the
students of Muhlenberg and their extra-curricular activities. It has made a distinct
historical and sentimental Qin the best sensej contribution to the College. Each
succeeding annual has successfully followed a tradition which all of us believe
should be continued. To some extent, at least, this statement may seem to contradict
the implications in the name of the volume, which, if freely translated means
"Nonsense!" However, Ciarla has won for itself a place in Muhlenberg life which
transcends the humorous and comical, no matter how prominently in the past it has
called attention to the lighter side of campus existence.
The present volume certainly is performing a service to our entire community
which in no sense can be adjudged nonsensical. It is erecting a bridge between that
happy Qin prospectlj pre-war era, and the as yet unpredictable POSt-War period to
which we have been directing our attention ever since the military victory in Europe
assured us of complete triumph of our arms over all our Axis enemies. Those few
years were momentous ones for Muhlenberg College and the record of them should
be set down. This Ciarla has attempted to do and it is performing a valuable service.
It was then that the Navy invaded us and for three years the campus was
given over to a routine which was entirely foreign to our normal conception of
life in a liberal arts college. But Muhlenberg survived. More than that, she enhanced
her reputation and to several thousand men who were sent here from all corners
of the land demonstrated why the Navy chose this College as an officer training
post. We enjoyed the experience. We believe those who were here in this period,
whether in or out of uniform, will never regret their "tour of duty" at this insti-
Ciarla is recording the salient facts of the period and by means of this gap-
bridging edition is erecting a connection between the old and the new Muhlenberg
which every activity will have to initiate in one form or another. We hope all will
be as successful as the editors of this volume have been.
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The oil portrait of Dr. Levering Tyson, President of Muhlenberg College, shown at left,
has been hung in the lounge room of the Chapel. The artist was Leonebel Jacobs.
lll'll.liNliliRG College is a church college of the liberal arts. An institution
of the Lutheran Church, it aims to foster Christian principles in students, as
well as uphold the ideas of a liberal education. Authority is vested in a Board of
Trustees, consisting of thirty-one members. Of these, eighteen are elected by the
Ministerium of Pennsylvania, ten by the Board of Trustees, and three by the Alumni
Association ofthe College. The Board meets twice a year. A list of present members
will be found on page 221.
Executive authority for the actual operation of Muhlenberg is vested in the
president. Since l957 Dr. Levering Tyson, Litt.D., l.l..D., has served in this
position. lt was due principally to his leadership and ellicient administration
that Muhlenberg was so successfully guided through the war years and into the
present post-war period. A graduate of Gettysburg, Dr. Tyson has been the author
of several books and has received many honorary degrees. Through the years Pres-
ident Tyson has been tireless in representing the College at various gatherings and
conventions of the United Lutheran Church in America and at educational meetings.
Dean Robert C. ltlorn, '00, not only continued his work on the Faculty, teaching
Creek, Latin, and mathematics during the war, but also continued as Dean of the
College. A scholar in Creek of the New Testament times, Dr. I-lorn is the author of
several books and pamphlets and at one time was Acting President of Muhlenberg.
Mr. l-larry A. lienfer worked ceaselessly during the past years as Registrar and
Dean of lfrcslnuieu. A football great in his college days at Albright, he is known
to all the students as "1-laps." lt is he who first interviews prospective students, and
'Dean Benfer is also responsible for West l'lall's ellicient functioning as the freshman
ln a move to keep pace with the growing student body, Trustees in june, 1946,
named Dr. Horn Vice-President of the College, made Perry F. Kendig, formerly of
the English Department and during the war in the Navy, Dean of Students, and cre-
ated the position of Dean of the Faculty. To this ollice Sherwood R. Mercer, formerly
a member of the Connecticut State Department of liducation, was named.
'l'f1lhlcft.' Dean Robert C. llorn, recently elected Vice-president ol the College: rigbl, ltlarry
A. Bcnler, Registrar and Dean of Freshmen: boliom, Dr. Levering Tyson, MlllllClll7Cfg'S president.
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O run the modern, complex College, a large, capable staff is required. Among
the most important functions in the entire staff are the duties of the Treasurer
and the business office. During the past years the late Oscar F. Bernheim served as
Treasurer of the College. A graduate of Muhlenberg in 1892, he served his Alma
Mater for thirty-nine years, and in 1942 the College conferred the degree of Doctor
of Laws on him. Dr. Bernheim died February 14, 1946, greatly mourned by the
entire College community. ,
William Fink served as bursar of the College until his death, September 17,
1945. During the war years Mr. John Oberly, of the Allentown Business College,
held the position of Business Manager. Mr. Edmund Keiter resumed those duties
upon his separation from the Navy, in which he served during the war.
The Alumni Secretary is John Wagner, whose difficult task is keeping Muhlen-
berg graduates in touch with the College. While Wagner was in the Navy, Mr.
Gordon Fister, Public Relations Director of the College, assumed many of these
duties. In addition to supplying press releases for newspapers and supervising
Muhlenberg publications, Mr. Fister undertook the collection of much material about
V-5 and V-12 units that trained at Muhlenberg. This material was especially valu-
able in compiling the present Ciarla.
Mr. Alvin Hartzell, as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, faced many
problems during the war in caring for the College plant with limited manpower.
As supplies became available, a vast beautification and renovation program on the
campus was begun. On Sunday, July 21, 1946, the bronze statue of General John Peter
Gabriel Muhlenberg in front of the Library was dedicated by the Brotherhood of
the Ministerium of Pennsylvania. War-time scarcity of metal prevented its com-
pletion until that time.
The Assistant Registrar was Mr. Paul Gebert, '17, He assisted Mr. Benfer in
interviewing students and kept in order the Collegeis extensive files. Miss Anne E.
Mulcaster was Dietician in the Commons from 1943 until May, 1946. Upon her
resignation, Miss Hannah Clayton, who had been in the Army Medical Corps, was
named to succeed her.
Dr. C. O. Williams of Allentown was in charge of the sick bay and infirmary,
located on 23rd Street in the Lambda Chi Alpha house.
Members of the College Administrative Staff. Public Relations Director Gordon Fister tele-
phones, upper left. Paul Gebert, right, is Assistant Registrar. Middle left is Alvin Hartzell,
Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. Around the table in the business oliice, right, middle
row, left to right, are Robert Crabtree, Business Manager Edmund Keiter, and War-time Busi-
ness Manager John Oberly. In the lower right corner is Alumni Secretary john Wagner, who
was in the service. The late Dr. Oscar Bernheim, treasurer, and the late William Fink, bursar,
are shown at lower riglol in an old Ciarla picture.
'HROUGHOUT the past three years the Faculty at Muhlenberg has varied greatly
in size, changing with shifts in civilian enrollment and assignment of Navy units.
Some faculty men entered the armed forces. Most departments were enlarged,
especially the Departments of Mathematics and Physics. With increasing civilian
enrollment after the warls end, the Board of Trustees in June of 1946 authorized
the addition of forty-five faculty members to the staff, almost doubling it. On the
following pages the Ciarla notes the men who taught during the past three years
During the "war yearsv Dr. Preston A. Barba, head of the Department, and
Dr. Harry H. Reichard taught most of the German. Dr. Barba, '06, received his
doctor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and studied extensively at
German Universities. Dr. Reichard, an authority on the Pennsylvania Germans, was
elected Professor Emeritus in 1945, but will continue to teach a few classes. In
March, 1946, Dr. Ralph Wood, who formerly taught at Penn State, joined the
department. The German Department was responsible for the continued activity
of Der Deutsche Verein in spite of decreased enrollment.
DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES
The Department of Romance Languages is capably headed by Dr. Anthony S.
Corbiere. A graduate of Muhlenberg in 1920, he continued his studies at the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania and was awarded his doctor's degree there. Assistant Pro-
fessor Charles Seaman taught in the department until he retired. In 1946 he
was awarded emeritus ranking. Mr. Charles H. Pershing joined the staff in 1944
to aid in the teaching of French and Spanish. He is a graduate of Occidental College
and earned his master's degree at the University of California. The latest addition
to the department came in 1946 with the appointment of Alex Corriere, a gradu-
ate of Lafayette in 1940, as special instructor.
Top, right, members of the German Department: left, a portrait of Dr. Preston A. Barba,
department head, right, Dr. Harry Hess Reichard, Professor Emeritus. Bottom, Romance Lan-
guages Department: left is Dr. Anthony Corbiere, department head, right, Mr. Charles Pershing.
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The sciences were of utmost importance in war time, and the various Navy
training programs at Muhlenberg, both V-12 and V-5, laid much emphasis on them.
Civilian students also increased this demand for them. Therefore, the staffs in the
departments of the Science Building were augmented and kept very busy during
the war and post-war years. In many cases this meant an increased teaching schedule
for professors. Typical is the Department of Chemistry. George H. Brandes, Ph.D.,
a graduate of Cornell, heads this department. Throughout the past years he shared
most of his teaching duties in the department with Assistant Professor John C.
Keller, who also earned his doctor's degree at Cornell. From time to time Mr.
Richmond Myers of the Geology Division assisted them. In 1946 Mr. Ralph L.
Herbst, '45, was added to the department as special instructor.
The Physics Department showed probably the biggest expansion and turn-
over, not only because of the very much increased demands on the staff by enroll-
ment in the course, but also because of the importance of trained physicists in the
war effort. Called a physicists' war, the Second World War accelerated interest in
this subject. Dr. Ira F. Zartman, head of the department, was on leave throughout
the period to work with the National Defense Research Council. In his absence many
of the teaching duties were carried on by Mr. Robert A. Boyer and Mr. Winfield
Keck. Both men joined the Faculty in 1941. Boyer was graduated from Susquehanna
University and took his master's degree at Syracuse, Keck from Amherst and the
University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Keck resigned to do graduate work in 1946. Con-
nected with the Physics Departments work was an extensive course in engineering
drawing, housed in the third Hoot of the Library. Men who taught this work and
physics included Robert Townsend, R. L. Wolf, K. H. Weber, William D. Miller,
john K. Heyl, and William B. Ramsdale.
Top, Chemistry Department: left to right, Mr. Ralph Herbst, Dr. George Brandes, depart-
ment head, and Dr. john Keller. Below, members of the Physics Department: Department head
is Dr. Ira Zartman, left. Riglat, Mr. Robert Boyer watches an experiment with Instructor Win-
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY
Freshmen-required courses and the popularity of history in general made this
department one of the largest in the College, exerting many demands on its staff.
Dr. james Edgar Swain has taught history at Muhlenberg since 1925. During the
past years he was head of the department. Professor Swain was graduated from the
University of Indiana, where he also continued graduate work. He received his
doctor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1926. Dr. Victor L. john-
son, a graduate of Temple University, also took his doctor's degree there, in 1939.
An assistant professor during the war years, Dr. johnson was made a professor in
1946. Dr. Swain specialized in European history courses, and Dr. johnson presented
American and Latin-American history through the recent years. ,
joining the Faculty in 1942, Mr. Norman B. Wilkinson, '38, served as instructor
in the History Department. Other instructors in history, added in 1946, are Mr.
Helmut Golatz, a graduate of Temple, and Clayton W. Wotring, Ph.D. Both of
them are helping to teach freshmen courses.
Economics and business subjects were given by Mr. Karl F. Wittrich, a
graduate of Columbia, where he also took his master's degree. Mr. Wittrich came
to Muhlenberg in 1941 and has also at times instructed in history. American Govern-
ment and allied subjects were presented by Mr. Kenneth Koch, 32, an Allentown
lawyer. Dr. Edward Horn presented a course on the Cultural History of Japan.
Muhlenberg wasone of the few colleges in America offering such work. Other in-
structors in the department were Dr. Richard E. Hibbard and Mr. Paul Gebert.
Roland F. Hartman is on leave for military service. He taught business.
Muhlenberg's first woman professor, Dr. Bertha Paulssen, offered work in
sociology during the war. The vacancy caused by her resignation to teach at the
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg was filled with the appointment in
1946 of Dr. Morris Greth. Dr. Greth, a graduate of Muhlenberg in 1922, had been
teaching at Albright.
Announcement was also made during the war of a new composite course in
history, to be begun in September, 1946. Embracing the History of Civilization,
American History, and American Government courses, the new course will be re-
quired for all freshmen and sophomores. It will last four semesters and be given
tive days a week.
Department of History. The upper photograph, an old Ciarla print, shows department
members at the beginning of the war. Seated, from left, Dr. Victor L. johnson, department
head Dr. James Edgar Swain, and Dr. Richard Hibbard, standing, Mr. Norman Wilkinson, Mr.
Donald Carpenter, Mr. Karl F. J. Wittrich, Mr. Roy Smeltzer. Below are department members
Wilkinson, Wittrich, Swain, and Johnson in 1946. The department has since doubled.
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DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
Dr. Robert R. Fritsch, who joined the Muhlenberg Faculty in 1907, headed this
department and taught in it for many years. In spite of extensive outside speaking
engagements, Dr. Fritsch continued to teach at the College until his retirement in
June of 1945. At this time Dr. Fritsch was named Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. john W. Doberstein, the Chaplain of the College, became Professor of
Religion in 1943. A graduate of Thiel College and the Mt. Airy Seminary, Dr.
Doberstein was awarded his doctor's degree in 1943 by Muhlenberg. In addition
to his daily talks in Chapel and his literary work, Dr. Doberstein taught several
sections of Freshman Bible.
After having taught much of the Bible and philosophy at Muhlenberg for the
past three years, Dr. Russell W. Stine was made professor in June, 1946. Dr. Stine,
Class of '22, received his doctor's degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
The most recent additions to the department are Dr. Edward Horn, a missionary
to japan and former head of the Lutheran Seminary in Japan, who has been named
professor, and the Rev. Matthew I. Wiencke, appointed instructor in Bible.
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT
Latin and Greek at Muhlenberg were taught by Dean Robert C. Horn, Dr.
Robert Fritsch, and Dr. Edward Fluck. Dr. Horn headed the department. He and
Dr. Fritsch taught Greek, while Dr. Fluck, '30, who did his graduate work at Johns
Hopkins and was a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens,
Greece, took charge of most of the instruction in Latin. Because of war-time de-
emphasis on Classical subjects, all three men were frequently called upon to help
out in other departments. Many times advanced classes in the two languages dwindled
to two and three students.
Top, Department of Religion and Philosophy. From left, Dr. Edward T. Horn, Dr. Russell
W. Stine, Dr. John XV. Doberstein. Bottom, Classical Languages Department: from left, Dr.
Robert R. Fritsch, Dr. Robert C. Horn, and Dr. Edward J. Fluck.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
With important work in zoology, botany, hygiene, photography, and anatomy,
biology and its allied sciences demonstrated their popularity by large classes and
pressing demands on all the instructors in the department. Muhlenberg's particularly
fine work in premedical and predental courses account for many of the students
who registered for work under this department. Surprisingly, photography proved
to be one of the best-liked elective courses.
At the head of the Department of Biology is Dr. John V. Shankweiler. Dr.
Shankweiler was graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Muhlenberg
in 1921. He continued graduate work in Cornell, receiving his M.A. in 1927 and
his Ph.D. in 1931. Associated with Muhlenberg since 1921, Dr. Shankweiler
taught many courses in biology and photography during the war years. So heavy
was his schedule that he was unable to act as photographic adviser for the Ciarla,
a task he has for a long time done.
Among the other men who taught in the department during the war are Dr.
Donald Shay and Dr. john E. Trainer. Dr. Shay is at present teaching at the Uni-
versity of Maryland. Dr. Trainer was on leave of absence to do graduate work at
Cornell University. He was graduated from Muhlenberg in 1935.
Two additional men were added to the Department of Biology recently. William
A. Green was named instructor on that subject. He is a graduate of Moravian College
and continued his studies at Lehigh University. He joined the staff in 1946. Robert
E. Behler, '44, was appointed special laboratory instructor in 1945. Mr. Behler took
many of the pictures for this issue of the Ciarla.
Biology Department included, upper left, Mr. William A. Green, and Mr. Robert Behler
Cat microscopej. Below are Dr. Donald Shay, left, Dr. John V. Shankweiler, head of the
Biology Department, and Dr. John Trainer.
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Head of the busy Mathematics Department throughout the war years at Muhlen-
berg was Professor Luther Deck, '21. Professor Deck, an editor of the Ciarla
when he was at Muhlenberg, has been associated with the College since his gradu-
ation. Aiding him was Assistant Professor Truman Koehler. Following his gradu-
ation from Muhlenberg in 1924, Mr. Koehler took his master's degree at the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania.
The series of instructors during the ebb and flow of the Navy training program
has been innumerable. Harold D. Reese was appointed special instructor in 1946.
He is a graduate of Penn State. From time to time teaching in the department was
done by Dean Robert C. Horn and Miss Mary Funk, of the Library staff. Other
instructors in the past three years have included Mr. Enser, Mr. Gruber, Mr. Howell,
Mr. Kunkel, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Herbert Reichard, and Mr. Roy E. Smeltzer.
Dr. John D. M. Brown, '06, has been connected with the Department of English
for the past thirty-four years and was department head during the war years. Dr.
Brown received his Litt.D. degree from Wittenberg College in 1922 and is also a
graduate of Mt. Airy Seminary. Although conditions prevented presentation of many
elective courses, Dr. Brown's unfailing interest kept oratory alive at Muhlenberg
all through the period.
Assistant Professor Ephraim Everitt, who sponsored debating activities, was
granted a leave of absence in 1946 to complete work toward his doctor's degree.
Throughout the period Kingsbury M. Badger and Andrew H. Erskine were instruc-
tors in the department. Mr. Erskine was active as director of Mask and Dagger
plays and served as faculty adviser for the Weekljf. Mr. Badger recently resigned
to do graduate work. E. Philip Bollier, '43, was added in 1946 as a special instructor
in English. Dr. Edward Fluck frequently assisted in the department.
Above, the Mathematics Department: from left, Mr. Thorman Nelson, Assistant Professor
Truman Koehler, Professor Luther Deck, and Mr. Charles Gruber. Members of the English
Department are, from left, Mr. Andrew Erskine, Dr. john D. M. Brown, head of the depart-
ment, Mr. Kingsbury M. Badger, and Assistant Professor Ephraim Everitt.
MUSIC AND ART
Dr. Harold K. Marks continued to direct musical activities at Muhlenberg during
the war semesters. A graduate of Muhlenberg in 1907, he has been connected with
the College Faculty since 1913. In view of his long years of service his Alma Mater
bestowed the degree of Doctor of Music on him in 1930. For many years Dr. Marks
served as organist in local churches. During the last three years he continued at the
Skinner Memorial Organ in the College Chapel. Dr. Marks was responsible for the
musical portion of chapel services and in addition he frequently arranged special
concerts. The Chapel Choir, which Dr. Marks has directed for some years, continued
throughout the war years, due mainly to his persistent efforts. The group, though
limited in members and hampered much of the time by transportation restrictions,
continued to present sacred concerts throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.
Band and orchestra activities collapsed almost completely. Most of the former
musicians were in the service, but during the 1944 football season a band was formed
under the leadership of Mr. Anthony S. jagnesak, Lebanon Valley College, '36. Mr.
Jagnesalc also helped train various Navy bands on the campus.
Professor George Rickey, who joined the Faculty in 1941 as Professor of Art,
was in service during the past semesters. Mr. Rickey is a graduate of Oxford and
continued his studies there and in Paris. He returned to Muhlenberg in july, 1946.
THE LIBRARY STAFF
Thea excellent library facilities at Muhlenberg were directed during the past
three years by Mr. john Davidson, who completed his training at Syracuse Uni-
v.ersity.,He has been at Muhlenberg since 1940. Miss Mary A. Funk, who at times
taught mathematics, was assistant librarian. Library assistants included Miss Carolyn
Butz and Miss Arlene E. Desch.
Dr. Harold K. Marks, Professor of Music, sits at the console of the Chapel organ, while
Mr. Anthony jagnesak watches the score. He is band director. Librarian john Davidson and
Miss Mary Funk, Assistant Librarian, lower picture, headed the staff in the Library during
the war years.
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Within the past few years Geology has become one of the most popular sciences
at Muhlenberg. A branch of the Chemistry Department, the study of Geology
increased in importance during the war years, with military demands especially
emphasizing the need for new courses. Mr. Richmond E. Myers has been in-
structor in Geology at Muhlenberg since 1938. Mr. Myers was graduated from
Moravian College in 1925 and took his master's degree at the University of Penn-
sylvania. He is the author of many articles and of one of the books in the Rivers
of America series. Mr. Myers also taught some sections in Chemistry during the
In 1946 Mr. S. Francis Thoumsin was added to the staff as instructor in Geology.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY
Drj Elmer Kilmer handled much of the work in this department during
the past three years. After being graduated from Ursinus College and taking his
Master's work at Columbia University, Dr. Kilmer received his doctor's degree
from New York University.
Until his retirement, Dr. Isaac Miles Wright taught Education. Also a graduate
of New York University, he was named Professor Emeritus in 1945, after having
served twenty-eight years at Muhlenberg. Dr. Wright was for many years head
of the Extension School.
Dr. Carl Wright Boyer, Professor of Education since 1926, was on leave for
service in the armed forces during the period from 1943 to 1946. He returned to his
teaching duties in july of 1946. Like the other members of the department, Dr.
Boyer received his doctorate from New York University.
Mr. Richmond E. Myers was in charge of the Division of Geology. S. Francis Thoumsin,
right, in the upper picture watches a grinding operation with Mr. Myers. Dr. Isaac Miles
Wright, left, became Professor Emeritus of Education in 1946. With him, at rigbi in the lower
picture, is Dr. Elmer Kilmer of the Department of Education and Psychology.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
OLLOWING the almost century-old tradition at Muhlenberg of service through
education, the College in December, 1945, initiated sweeping changes in the
physical education department. Coupled with the building of the new Field House,
additions to the Faculty and curricula will enable Muhlenberg to certify students
to teach physical education.
During the war years Mr. Gurney F. Afilerbach served as Assistant to the
President in Charge of Athletics. In this post he was responsible for the operation
of Muhlenberg's expanding athletic program. Mr. William S. Ritter was in charge
of civilian physical education activity, while various specialists attached to the
units conducted the physical training sections which were so characteristic of the
V-5 and V-12 programs.
Alvin "Doggie" julian coached major sports at Muhlenberg until March, 1945
when he became head basketball coach at Holy Cross. "Scotty" Renwick, long-time
Cardinal and Gray trainer, continued through the 1945-46 period to be a familiar
figure at all college athletic events. For seasonal sports, part-time coaches were
engaged, including Morgan Shaffer, Charles Altemose, Larry Rosatti, Lee Coker,
Horace Heist, and Dr. john V. Shankweiler of the Faculty.
Late in 1945 Trustees voted to establish a Department of Physical Education
to provide professional training meeting the rigid requirements of the State of
Pennsylvania in this important speciality. Major Floyd Schwartzwalder, named
football coach for 1946, was appointed acting head of the department with full
faculty rank. A native of West Virginia and a former coach at McKinley High
School, Canton, Ohio, he served overseas as a paratrooper.
Two other new men, both qualified to teach in the new Department and also
ex-coaches at McKinley High, were added to the Faculty to give Muhlenberg a
complete coaching staff. Frank Lough, a lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard
during the war, is baseball coach, and Clyde Barker, air force veteran, is to be
basketball coach. Mr. Ritter received a sabbatical leave in the Spring of 1946 to take
graduate work in physical education. All four men will teach physical education
Under the new set-up, Mr. Afflerbach will be Director of the Division of
Inter-collegiate Athletics. Dr. C. O. Williams, acting College Physician during the
war years, conducted the infxrmary located in the Lambda Chi Alpha House. The
new arrangement calls for a regular college physician and physical examinations for
Thus all athletic and physical educational activities are organized so as to give
Muhlenberg men increased and better training in a new field.
At the top of the page is Mr. Gurney F. Afflerbach, Director of Inter-collegiate Athletics.
In the middle panel are, left, Mr. William Ritter and, right, Mr. Clyde E. Barker. Lower panel,
left, Mr. Floyd B. Schwartzwalder and, right, Mr. Frank Lough. All teach physical education.
Schwartzwalder coaches football, Barker, basketball, and Lough, baseball.
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OUR members of the Muhlenberg Faculty, who between them had rendered
almost one hundred years service to the College, were retired with high praise
from the Board of Trustees and President Tyson at the end of the semester, June
30, 1945. They were Dr. Robert R. Fritsch, who served in the Department of English
Bible for thirty-eight years, Dr. Isaac Miles Wright, Professor of Education on the
Faculty for twenty-eight years, Dr. Harry Hess Reichard, who taught German for
twenty years, and Walter L. Seaman, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages
for nineteen years. The first three were made Professor Emeritus, while Mr. Seaman
was appointed Assistant Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Fritsch, '00, did graduate work at Muhlenberg and Illinois Wesleyan Uni-
versity. He received his doctor's degree from Wittenberg College. Throughout his
life he has traveled abroad extensively, and lecture tours have taken him through
many parts of the United States and Canada. In addition to serving as pastor
at St. joseph's Lutheran Church, Allentown for seventeen years, Dr. Fritsch taught
Greek and English Bible at Muhlenberg since 1907.
Dr. Wright, who was graduated from Alfred College in 1904, received his
doctor's degree at New York University in 1916 and joined the Muhlenberg
Faculty the following year. During the years he taught courses in education and
psychology. Moreover, Dr. Wright headed the Extension School, which operated at
nights, on Saturdays, and in the summer. Through the years he counselled several
thousand students who completed their education in the extension classes. President
of the Allentown School Board for seven of the sixteen years he served on it, Dr.
Wright was also national president of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at one time.
A graduate of Lafayette who completed his graduate work at Johns Hopkins,
Dr. Reichard joined the Muhlenberg Faculty in 1925. He taught in the German
Department and by his many publications became recognized as an authority on
Pennsylvania Dutch lore. Ever since he wrote his paper for his doctorate on this
subject, Dr. Reichard has continued to publish and present on the radio such ma-
terial. In addition, he has traveled extensively in Europe. Dr. Reichard is continuing
to teach some German classes.
Assistant Professor Seaman received degrees from Western Reserve University
and Columbia. Before coming to Muhlenberg he taught at Hobart College. Like
Doctors Reichard and Fritsch, he has traveled in France, Spain, and Cuba.
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OSCAR F. BERNHEIM
By Gordon B. Fister
O appraise the life of Oscar F. Bernheim and his contributions to the develop-
ment of the College he loved and served for more than fifty of his seventy-seven
years would encompass a review of the history of Muhlenberg from his days as a
student on the old campus at Fourth and Walnut Streets, long before the turn of the
Century, until his death on February 14, 1946.
More than the Treasurer of the College, Dr. Bernheim was as much a part of the
tradition of Muhlenberg as the clock-tower of the Ad Building, a link between the
College he knew as a boy and the institution in which his life was centered for
nearly forty years as a member of its staff. He watched-and not from the sidelines-
as the boundaries of the campus were expanded and its physical facilities developed,
as the student body grew from 100 to more than 700 men, as the endowment funds
increased live-fold. To every step of each expansionmove he gave his faithful
interest and devoted service.
His gentle spirit, his unfailing courtesy, his devotion to the best interests of
all just causes, his concern for the welfare of all Muhlenberg projects continue as
an inspiration to generations of Muhlenberg men who knew him and who counted
him as their friend.
CHARLOTTE W. R. HAAS
By Dean Robert C. Hom
IN 1904 Dr. John A. W. Haas and his wife Charlotte W. R. Haas came to Allen-
town from New York. It was then that his presidency of the College began, which
continued for thirty-two years. He died soon after his retirement in 19365 Mrs. Haas
continued to live in Allentown until her death on Sunday, November 25, 1945.
Mrs. Haas' maiden name was Boschen and she belonged to a family of
New York Lutherans who loved the church and took an active part in its program.
This love of the church was one of the characteristics of Mrs. Haas all her life. 'Since
coming to Allentown she was a faithful member of St. john's Lutheran congrega-
tion. This love of hers was shown in many ways.
Mrs. Haas was devoted to the College and in a quiet, unassuming way mani-
fested it on many occasions. Among these activities was her work in helping to
organize the Woman's Auxiliary of the College, and during thirty years of its
service she was its Honorary Vice President.
Mrs. Haas' devotion to her husband was as marked as her love of church and
College. She cared for him in sickness and in health. His nervous activity and excit-
ability are well knowng his wife was a counterpoise and steadying influence. She
took good care of him, encouraged him in times of depression and despondency,
moderated his exuberance of spirit, and supported him inmhis plans and undertakings
with sympathy and appreciation. She herself was rather quiet and reserved, she
did not in any way put herself forward, but her influence on her husband was great
and beneficial. Dr. Haas' ability to carry on his arduous work was made possible
in large degree by a loyal, sympathetic, and loving wife.
Bursar of the College, 1938-1945
By james Edgar Swain, Head of Social Sciences
R. FINK was a highly respected and very popular figure on the Muhlenberg
Campus. His quiet and unassuming manner enabled him to do a very difiicult
and a very trying job without friction and without confusion. Never was there a
time when he refused a request for a favor, and never was there a demand too great
or too trivial for his undivided attention.
Mr. Fink was a veteran of World War I and became a prominent member of
the Allentown chapter of the American Legion. Loyalty to his country was practiced
with the same unassuming devotion which characterized his family, his social, and
his professional activities. His cheerfulness and his optimism were ,an inspiration
to his friends and associates.
Muhlenberg College was fortunate in securing his services in June, 1933. He
was made Bursar in July, 1938, a position which he held when his health failed. He
died September 17, 1945 leaving a gap in the organization which he served and a
sad place in the hearts of his friends.
HE story of the Junior and Senior, Freshman and Sophomore Classes at Muhlen-
berg College is not the simple affair it once was, for from 1943 until 1946
classes, as such, simply ceased to exist.
Again, the chaotic conditions brought on by the war were responsible. To
begin with, many classes were broken up by the entry of members into the armed
forces. The number of upper classmen on the campus shrank dangerously. However,
in spite of humorous freshmen references to the institution of "Sophomore regula-
tions", the group never totally vanished from the halls of Muhlenberg. Fortunate
and rare, though, were the men who could remain in school long enough to com-
plete work for a degree. Class reunions, among those who had entered the service,
became common things over-seas. Frequently, classmates met in London, or Hawaii,
With the arrival of the Naval training programs on the Muhlenberg campus,
freshman regulations were removed. The presence of uniformed trainees on the
campus thus also helped to break down class organizations.
The accelerated program administered a final blow to the traditional class idea.
With three semesters in a year, education became a hurried process, allowing little
time -for extra activities. Furthermore, the speed with which students advanced
through College rendered the election of class officers and other details or formal
organization almost impossible.
Typical of these times is the story of one student, apocryphal perhaps, but
nevertheless interesting, who entered with the Class of '45, He began to accelerate
and might have been graduated in 1944, but he entered the service, returned to
finish his college work by September, 1946. Since there were to be no commencement
exercises until the next spring, he had nothing to do but wait until 1947 for his
At any rate, Muhlenberg, like most schools, had little in the way of organized
classes from 1943 to 1946. On the next thirteen pages the Ciarla presents portraits
of Seniors and juniors. Class designations have in some cases already been made
inaccurate by the accelerated program. On the following pages are also reports on
each of the graduation exercises that followed war-time semesters.
Professor Luther Deck leading the academic procession at graduation.
ANTHONY L. ANNECCHIARICO, JR. A.B. ALLENTOWN
Tony left College after his Junior year to enter the Army. An ace back, he
returned to College too late for the 1944 football season, but Tony did serve on the
Student Council and was elected vice-president of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha.
' WILLIAM M. BARBA B.S. EMMAUS
Bill served in the Navy Air Corps and then completed his education at Muhlen-
berg. He was on the Ciarla staff and a member of Der Deutsch Verein and A.K.A.
At graduation he received his diploma from his father, Dr. Preston A. Barba, 'O6.
JAMES F. BAUSCH B.S. ALLENTOWN
A member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, jim was frequently found at the house.
Like many others recently, he also marched down the aisle of the College Chapel
to be married. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
HARRY R. BILLOW A.B. MCALISTERVILLE
Harry was one of the inseparable Billow twins. He headed the commons staff,
found time to be vice-president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, join the Christian Associ-
ation and the Pretheological Club. His Boy Scout work brought him the Pro Patria
et Deo award.
PAUL W. BILLOW A.B. MCALISTERVILLE
The other half of the Billows' act, Paul worked in the Commons, was active
in the M.C.A., Alpha Kappa Alpha, Pretheological Club, and Der Deutsche
Verein. Intramural basketball was his main hobby.
FOSTER J. BLAIR A.B. STROUDSBURG
Foster's Naval exploits prompted the motto, "Me and Halsey!" Back at College
he was on the Student Council, represented 'Berg at the UN meeting, managed the
baseball team. Foster edited the Training Units Section in the Ciarla. He was Phi
ALFRED H. ERB A.B. PHILADELPHIA
President of the M.C.A., membership in AKA, the Pretheological Club, Eta
Sigma Phi, Der Deutsche Verein, and the Forensic Council-these were Al's activi-
ties in College. His ability in Greek and Latin was well known.
MATTHEW S. ERSNER B.S. PHILADELPHIA
"Sandy" was a constant follower of all sports and played on the soccer squads.
He was also an enthusiastic stage-crewman for the Mask and Dagger and Alpha
Psi Omega. Other activities included the M Club and AKA.
EDWIN B. GREGG, JR. A.B. PHILADELPHIA
Ed's chief interest is music and his extensive record collection. Usually, Ed
could be found at the ATO house, his drums keeping time with someoneis piano-
playing. He proved his business ability selling cor-sages for dances.
WILLIAM F. HILLEGASS A.B. ALLENTOWN
Bill was an active member of the 'Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. The rest of his
spare time was spent in selling brushes, but Bill was also Secretary-Treasurer of the
Student Council, in A.K.A. and Business Manager of the Weekly, and a member
of the Ciarla Staff.
ARTHUR C. PETERS A.B. ALLENTOWN
Editing the sports page of the Weekly was Art's hobby. He was President of
Lambda Chi Alpha, and served on Student Council and the Interfraternity Council.
After graduation he became an instructor in the Chemistry Department at 'Berg.
JOSEPH E. PODANY A.B. HAZLETON
The first Muhlenberg athlete to enter the service, Joe's set-shots sparked the
basketball team on his return. Student Council, M Club prexy, Phi Kappa Tau, and
JAMES T. KOPPENHAVER B.S. EAST STROUDSBURG
Managing the basketball team and keeping the Weekly supplied with feature
material occupied much of Jim's time. However, he was also active in Mask and
Dagger, ATO, Alpha Psi Omega, and Student Council.
DONALD W. LEHRKINDER A.B. SPRINGFIELD
. Don wasn't seen too much on campus because he spent part of each week in
Philadelphia, but he did win an oratorical contest among his other college activities.
He was a member of Tau Kappa Alpha.
JAMES B. MILLER A.B. LANSFORD
Jimmy was usually busy around West Hall, but his activities included M.C.A.,
the Pretheological Club, and A.K.A. During his college career, he was the depend-
able manager of the Choir for Dr. Marks.
SAMUEL H. OTTINGER B .S . ALLENTOWN
Honored at graduation with the John S. Kline mathematical prize, Sam joined
the Mathematics Department at Muhlenberg shortly afterwards. In College he was
a member of A.K.A.
ARTHUR T. JENKINS A.B. NESQUEHONING
Art returned to College after Army service. Here he was president of A.K.A.
and a member of Phi Kappa Tau. On V-J Day he became a father.
CLEVE L. KENNEDY A.B. ALLENTOWN
Another member of Phi Kappa Tau, Cleve completed work for his degree after
war service. Cleve was active in sports, playing football, basketball, and taking part
WILLIAM N. RICHARDS A.B. LANSEORD
A former Army man, Bill completed his prelegal training at 'Berg on his return.
He was the chairman of a committee to revise the Student Body constitution, was
tops in debating, a member of the Forensic Council, and Phi Alpha Theta. Seldom
seen without his camera.
CHARLES E. RINCK A.B. PHILADELPHIA
UChuck" spent much of his time enlightening Muhlenberg on the basketball
style of his alma mater, Central High. Student Council, baseball, A.K.A., and the
Pretheological Club were among "Chuck's" activities.
BRUCE R. ROMIG A.B. ALLENTOWN
Besides serving on the Constitution revision committee, Bruce, a tall, good
natured fellow, represented his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, on the Interfraternity
WARREN S. SCHNELLER B .S . CATASAUQUA
l'Schnell" became quite an expert with a pool cue down at the Phi Kappa Tau
house. In addition to his fraternity activities, he was treasurer of A.K.A.
JOHN W. SCHWALM A.B. PINE GROVE
Extra-curricular activities took much of Jack's time. He was Secretary-Treasurer
of the Student Council, a member of the Weekly staff, Associate Editor of the Ciarla,
and joined the Christian Association, A.K.A., Eta Sigma Phi, and the Prethe-
STEPHEN M. SIVCHO A.B. ALLENTOWN
Steve started at Villanova and drove an ambulance in the Middle East before
coming to 'Berg. Here he wrote for the Weekljf, was a delegate to the model UN
sessions, and was active in fraternity life at Phi Kappa Tau. Steve always is ready
for a good argument.
GEORGE SWEDA A.B. POTTSTOWN
The president of the Student Council, George was elected to this office on his
return to school from service. In addition, he belonged to Lambda Chi Alpha, the
M Club, and A.K.A. George also starred in the show, "Time Out."
WALTER W. WELLER, JR. A.B. EAST ORANGE, N.
Upon his return from the Air Corps, Walt continued his college life where he
left off, first singles on the tennis team, Alpha Tau Omega, Interfraternity Council
and President of Phi Alpha Theta.
DONALD A. WORKMAN A.B. FROSTBURG, MD.
After starting his college career at Frostburg State Teachers College, Don
completed his work at Muhlenberg, where he once was stationed in the V-12 pro-
gram. Another married man in the Senior Class, Don's poems have been included
PERN B. ANTHONY B.S. ALLENTOWN
Pern, the ATC Pilot, returned to Muhlenberg to finish his work for his bache-
lor of science degree. Known to his friends as "Moon" or "Moon-Beam", he was
a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. During his pre-war days at 'Berg
he was a member of the football squad.
EARL A. BENDER, JR. B.S. ALLENTOWN
Earl, who was active in the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, returned to Muhlenberg
to complete his education. He served on the Inter-Fraternity council and was a
member ofthe Mask and Dagger Dramatic Club. While here at 'Berg, Earl par-
ticipated in the intramurals.
RICHARD D. BERGMAN A.B. ALLENTOWN
Dick, a member of the Pretheological Club, served on the Student Council,
and was very active in the M.C.A. Dick was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha
and Eta Sigma Phi. He was a faithful member of Der Deutsche Verein and served
as its secretary.
JOHN R. BOGERT B.S. WILMINGTON, DEL.
John, known to his classmates as "Slim", was one of those few geology majors.
He was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and served on both the Student
Council and the Inter-Fraternity Council. He was also Circulation Manager of the
JOSEPH BRETZ A.B. EAST MAUCH CHUNK
Joe, who was active in Intramurals, also played soccer. A member of the Pre-
theological Club, Joe joined the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Alpha.
He was a member of the Varsity "M" Club, and was also a member of the wrestling
CRAIG J. DORWARD A.B. READING
Craig acquired the name "Prince" shortly after his arrival at 'Berg and kept it
during his college days. He was a member of the Choir, Eta Sigma Phi, A.K.A.,
Der Deutsche Verein, Pretheological Club, "M" Club. He was on the soccer team.
STANLEY EDEIKEN B.S. PHILADELPHIA
Stan was a member of the Premedical Club during his college days. He also
found time to join the Alpha Kappa Alpha Fraternity and the Phi Sigma Iota
Fraternity. Stan was one of our faithful sports followers, seldom missing a game.
PAUL E. GESREGAN, JR. A.B. RAMSEY, N. J.
Gus, Student Council Secretary-Treasurer, was active in campus affairs. A member
of Lambda Chi Alpha, he was in A.K.A., Eta Sigma Phi, M.C.A. Cabinet, Pre-
theological Club, Phi Sigma Iota, and Choir. An associate Editor of Ciarla, on the
Weekly staff, debate Manager, and Forensic council prexy, and Executive Secretary
of the Lehigh Valley Collegiate Debate Society.
HARRY K. GRAVEMAN A.B. PHILADELPHIA
Reds was a member of the Choir, M.C.A., Pretheological Club, and Alpha
Kappa Alpha. He was on the Weekly Staff, and also a member of the Cardinal Key
Society. Reds also played intramural football and basketball.
JAMES GROSS A.B. ALLENTOWN
When Jim isn't busily engaged in serving the clothing needs of young Allen-
town down at Gross, Bololen and Moyer, you'll probably find him "beating me
daddy, eight to the bar-bar, that is!" at the ATO piano. Jim and his familiar Green
Hornet have both served well in attending to the hundred and one business details
involved in your Ciarla.
ERNEST HAXWK A.B. ' NORTHAMPTON
Ernie's preparation for the ministry has been accompanied by many extra-
curricular activities, among which have been the Presidency of Alpha Kappa Alpha,
Secretary of Eta Sigma Phi, the Choir, the Weekly staff, and Cardinal Key Society.
He has also had the enviable privilege of singing in Bethlehem's famous Bach Choir.
EUGENE HOHENSTEIN B.S. WESTFIELD, N. J.
Having gotten his first glimpse of Muhlenberg as a member of the Navy V-12
Unit here, Gene returned as a civilian to complete his premedical training. Gene
had considerable mat experience as a member of Coach Erankett's wrestling squad
while in the Unit here at 'Berg, and since returning has also found time for Alpha
E. ROBERT KISHBAUGH A.B. EAST MAUCH CHUNK
Bob, one of our pre-war civilians, has returned to the Lambda Chi House, where
he has gotten right back into the swing of things by serving on the Inter-fraternity
Council, acting as Choir manager, and recently having been elected to the incoming
Student Council. You also saw Bob as a Gay Young Blade in the "M" Club show.
SAMUEL KROUSE A.B. POTTs'rowN
Sam, in addition to his academic work, has served as President of Eta Sigma
Phi, worked on the sports staff of the Weekly and on the Ciarla staff, has sung on
the Choir, and was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Cardinal Key Society.
Sam was also a member of Mask and Dagger and played baseball as well.
JAMES R. LAUBACH A.B. CATASAUQUA
Jim, also a member of the Bach Choir, sang in the College Choir, served as Sec-
retary and Vice-President of Alpha Kappa Alpha, and was a member of Eta Sigma
Phi, the M.C.A., the Weekly staff. Jim's interests were not purely academic, he also
played intramural basketball and football. His presence at all the basketball games
attested to Jim's unswerving loyalty to our team.
JOHN LESKO A.B. NESQUEHONING
John played soccer, and during his Junior year he was also a member of the
J.V. basketball team. A member of M.C.A. and Pretheological club, John also
included in his extra-curicular activities Der Deutsche Verein, Eta Sigma Phi, and
the Varsity "M" Club. He also participated in all intramural sports.
PHILLIP I. MITTERLING A.B. HOLLIDAYSBURG
Phil was Editor of the Weekly' and served as President and Treasurer of the
Student Council. A member of the Mask and Dagger club, he played the part of
"Little Willie" in East Lynn. Phil, a member of the Forensic Council, was active in
debating. He also belonged to Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Alpha Theta.
JOHN W.. MULLIN B.S. HUMMELSTOWN
John came to Muhlenberg from Lebanon Valley College and at once took an
active part in campus activities. He joined the Weekly staff and also the- Ciarla staff.
Johnls pet hobby is music, and sometimes he plays in Harrisburg orchestras. While
at 'Berg he was an associate member of Phi Kappa Tau.
JOHN MYERS A.B. WESCOSVILLE
John returned to his Alma Mater after serving his country as a B-25 Bombardier.
John was a member of the baseball team and the football team. He also played on
the intramural teams when a freshman. John was recently elected to serve on the
incoming Student Council.
W. ROBERT OSWALD A.B. HAZLETON
Bob, Student Council member, was Secretary-Treasurer of his fraternity, Lambda
Chi Alpha. He was Prexy of the Deutsche Verein, and also president of the Mask
and Dagger Club. Ossie was Secretary-Treasurer of Alpha Psi Omega, Treasurer of
both Alpha Kappa Alpha, and M.C.A. He served on the Inter-fraternity Council,
and was a member of Eta Sigma Phi, and the Pretheological Club. On the Weekly
staff, Associate Editor of the Ciarla.
MICHAEL D. PINTAVALLE B .S . YEADON
Mike was one of the proctors in West Hall who was kept busy tutoring fresh-
man in the Sciences. He joined the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity while at 'Berg. Mike
and his violin gave us much pleasure when he played for us. Mike is now with the
U. S. Army.
GLENN C. REICHLEY A.B. PERKASIE
Glenn was the quiet lad from Perkasie, that is quiet when he wasn't playing
his "tonette". A member of the Pretheological Club, he was in M.C.A., the Choir,
and Alpha Kappa Alpha. Glenn also played intramural basketball.
JOHN H. P. REUMANN A.B. LANSDALB
Jack was a proctor in West Hall, served on the Student Council, was active in
debating, and also in dramatics. He was a member of M.C.A., Der Deutsche Verein,
Pretheological Club, A.K.A., Eta Sigma Phi, Alpha Psi Omega, and the Mask
and Dagger Club. Co-Editor of the Weekly, he was also Editor-in-Chief of your
JOHN C. B. ROBINHOLT A.B. RINGTOWN
John was the cowboy fan who achieved campus fame with his love for cowboy
songs. He was in Alpha Kappa Alpha, Eta Sigma Phi, Der Deutsche Verein, and
M.C.A. He served as secretary of the Pretheological Club. He played intramural
CARL RUCH B.S. ALLENTOWN
Carl was one of our town students, commuting each day to the campus. Being
very quiet, Carl, however, could be heard cheering our team at any sports event.
MARTIN SHEMELLA A.B. POTTSVILLE
Marty returned to 'Berg after being in the Navy. As a freshman, he was a
member of the wrestling squad. A member of the Band during his pre-war days,
Marty was one of those students responsible in helping to re-organize the Band.
He was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
A. LESLIE WARGER, JR. A.B. IRVINGTON, N. J.
Les, a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, returned to Muhlenberg
and became president of his fraternity. He was able to know 'Berg as it was during
pre-war days, during the war days as a member of the V-12, and during its post-
war days. Les also served on the Inter-fraternity Council.
HERBERT G. ABEL A.B. PHILADELPHIA
George was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and represented
it in the Inter-fraternity Council. He served as President of the Inter-fraternity
Council. A lieutenant in the Air Corps, Herb returned to his Alma Mater to finish
PAUL C. BALZE B.S. ALLENTOWN
Paul, a B-17 Pilot, returned to Muhlenberg to finish his work. A-member of
Lambda Chi Alpha, he served as treasurer of his fraternity. Paul was also a member
of the Premedical Society. He was also an East Hall Proctor before moving into
his fraternity house.
HAROLD HELFRICH A.B. ALLENTOWN
Harold was president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau. President of Alpha Psi
Omega, he was active in the Mask and Dagger. He was also elected President of
the incoming Student Council and was active in journalism, Writing for the Weekly,
The Morning Call, and the "M" Book.
ROBERT A. MACDONOUGH A.B. STROUDSBURG
Mac, a lieutenant in the Army, returned to 'Berg and once again became active
in the Mask and Dagger Club and became a member in Alpha Psi Omega. Bob
was instrumental in reorganizing the Cardinal Key and became its president. He
was also in Phi Kappa Tau.
DONALD I. MARTIN A.B. PHILADELPHIA
Don, another one whose education was interrupted for a While, returned to
Muhlenberg to take an active part in campus affairs. A member of the Phi Kappa
Tau Fraternity, Don was on the Ciarla staff, in Alpha Kappa Alpha, and a member
of the Teacher's Club.
HENRY MOYER A.B. INDIA
Henry transferred to Muhlenberg from India where he had completed his fresh-
man year. He immediately became active in the Pretheological Club, and the Muhlen-
berg Christian Association. He was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
JOHN E. T. ROGERS A.B. PHILADELPHIA
John, Editor of the Weekly, was active in dramatics. He had leading roles in
The Rope and East Lynne and Sguaring the Circle. A member of the Lambda
Chi Alpha, John also joined Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Mask and Dagger, and the
Alpha Psi Omega fraternity. A
FRANK M. TUCKER B.S. BROOKLYN, N. Y.
Frank, a Navy Aviation Cadet, returned to Muhlenberg to complete his work.
He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Frank, too, was a Navy V-5
trainee at 'Berg for a while. He was quite active in his fraternity.
JOHN YOHE A.B. ALLENTOWN
jack was an Associate Editor of the Ciarliz. An ardent sports' fan, jack was
responsible for writing many sports articles for the U'7eelely, The Morning Call, and
the sports section of the Ciarla.
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Commencement October 1943
APTAIN Edgar W. Davis, District Chaplain of the Fourth Naval District, was
the baccalaureate speaker and Rear Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, Assistant Chief
of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, was the commencement speaker.
The honorary degree of Doctor of Letters was conferred on Luke Biemesderfer,
who is the President of Millersville State Teachers College. Captain Edgar W. Davis,
was given the degree of Doctor of Divinity. Degrees of Doctor of Laws were
conferred on Captain Bruce Livingston Canaga and on Rear Admiral Louis Emil
Men who received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts were David Abraham
Krevsky of Allentown, Glenn George Neubauer of Allentown, Arthur Richard
Seyda of Ehrenfeld, and Robert Graham Stahl of Southampton.
The following received the degree of Bachelor of Sciences: Robert Forrest
Brennen of Allentown, Thompson Atkinson Ferrier of North Hills, Ralph Lafay-
ette Herbst of Bethlehem, Joseph Isidore Iobst of Emmaus, Lee Hutter Miller of
Wilkes-Barre, Mark Samuel Reed of Shamokin, Robert Rene Townsend of Allen-
town, and Eric William Walter of Atlantic City, N.
Those who received the degrees of Bachelor of Philosophy were Paul Edgar
Bottiger of Pottsville, William Witter Deissler, Jr., of Chestnut Hill, Joseph Frank
Shanosky of Coaldale, and Philip Kohler Wagner of Allentown.
Anne Wysoka Adams of Bethlehem and Bertha Astleford of Hazleton re-
ceived the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Education.
Commencement, October 1943: Top, left to right: Captain Bruce L. Canaga, Director of
the Training Division of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Rear Admiral Louis E. Denfeld,
Assistant Chief of the Bureau and the commencement speaker, President Levering Tyson, Captain
Edgar W. Davis, district chaplain of the Fourth Naval District and the baccalaureate speaker,
and Dr. D. Luke Biemesderfer, president of the Millersville State Teachers college.
Bottom, left to right, front: Bertha Astleford, Hazleton, Apprentice Seaman Thompson
Ferrier, North Hills, Apprentice Seaman joseph I. Iobst, Emmaus, Apprentice Seaman Robert
F. Brennen, Allentown, Anne Wysoka Adams, Bethlehem, second row, Eric W. Walter, Atlantic
city, Mark S. Reed, Shamokin, Lee H. Miller, Wilkes-Barre, David A. Krevsky, Allentown,
Paul Bottiger, Pottsvilleg joseph Shanosky, Coaldale, third row, Arthur Seyda, Ehrenfeld, Ralph
L. Herbst, jr., Bethlehem, Robert R. Townsend, Allentown R. D. 3, William WH Deissler, jr.,
Chestnut Hill, and Glenn Neubauer, Allentown.
Commencement February 1944
T the mid-winter commencement of 1944, Dr. Paul Z. Strodach of Philadelphia
preached the baccalaureate sermon, and Rear Admiral Wat T. Cluverius was
the commencement speaker.
Honorary degrees were conferred on the following: Doctor of Divinity on the
Reverend Ira Fulmer Frankeniield, Doctor of Letters on the Reverend Theodore
Kretschmann Finck, and also Doctor of Letters on Dr. Paul Zeller Strodach, and
Doctor of Letters on Commander Scott Grisell Lamb, and the degree of Doctor of
Laws on Rear Admiral Wat Tyler Cluverius.
The degrees of Bachelor of Arts were given to the following: Robert Warren
Bechtel of Reading, Matthew John Kerestes of Mount Carmel, Carl Allen Kressler
of Allentown, Edward Oberholtzer Lukens, jr., of Allentown, Allen Maki of
Ramsey, N. J., Elmo Carlton Miller of Ernmaus, and Kenneth Ealer Stone of
Arthur Anthony Fierro of New York, N. Y., and Ralph Henry Lentz, Jr. of
Lebanon received the degrees of Bachelor of Philosophy.
The degrees of Bachelor of Science were given to Robert Edward Behler of
Allentown, Edwin jacob Kichline of Allentown, Donald Ward Larrimer of Allen-
town, Harry Kenneth Nicholas of Dover, N. J., and Kenneth Robert Struble of
Arlin E. Bubeck of Schuylkill Haven and Paul Albert Stover of York were
given the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Education.
Commencement, February 1944: Top, left to right: Dr. Ira Frankenfield, Tower City Luth-
eran clergyman, Dr. Paul Z. Strodach, Philadelphia, who preached the baccalaureate sermon,
President Levering Tyson, Rear Admiral Wat T. Cluverius, the commencement speaker, Com-
mander Scott G. Lamb, Director of Training in the Fourth Naval District, and Dr. Theodore
G. Finck, Philadelphia.
Bottom, left to right, front: Private Paul A. Stover, York, Private Arlin E. Bubeck, Schuyl-
kill Haven, Private Kenneth Stone, Fullerton, Private Arthur A. Fierro, New York, second
row, Matthew J. Kerestes, Mount Carmel, Elmo C. Miller, Emmaus, Edwin J. Kichline, Allen-
town, Robert W. Bechtel, Reading, top row, Donald W. Larrimer, Allentown, Carl A. Kressler,
Allentown, Edward O. Lukens, Allentown, Harry K. Nicholas, Dover, N. J., and Robert E.
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'HE Reverend Henry C. Cornehlson, Jr., preached the baccalaureate sermon, and
Captain John Kelvey Richards was the commencement speaker. Honorary degrees
were given to the following: Doctor of Laws to Captain John Kelvey Richards,
Doctor of Humane Letters to Brigadier General Frank David Beary of Allentown,
Doctor of Divinity on the Reverend Nevin Eugene Miller of Phoenixville, on the
Reverend Henry Christian Cornehlsen, Jr., of Easton, and on the Reverend Frederick
John Fiedler of Reading.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts was given to the following: Warren L. Bieber
of Bethlehem, James F. Butterwick of Allentown, john W. Dowler of Rochester,
N. Y., Howard E. Funk of Philadelphia, Norman T. Fulmer of Spring Mount,
Arthur L. Getz of Philadelphia, Donald H. Heist of Allentown, Richard G. Hoffert
of Bethlehem, Willard H. Inglis of Newark, N. J., Ivan G. Mattern of Klingers-
town, Warren P. Mohr, Jr., of Allentown, Samuel R. Richeson of Woodcrest, Del,
Herman W. Schleifer of Philadelphia, Charles W. Simpson of Hamburg, Dean E.
Tyson of Myerstown, and Glenn H. Wampole of Allentown.
Howard G. Blank of Mount Savage, Md., Christine Y. Smith of Allentown,
Sara E. Trainer of Allentown, were given the degree of Bachelor of Science in
Those who received the degree of Bachelor of Science were Frederick W.
Bowman of Philadelphia, Henry Brown of Allentown, Robert R. Coxe of Wyo-
missing, Paul A. Himmelberger of Myerstown, Murray Kahn of Allentown, Walter
E. Kepler of Upper Darby, Robert H. Kichline of Allentown, John Meyerdierks
of Saddle River, N. J., Jacob Schofer of Topton, Harold V. Stewart of Allen-
town, W. Warren Swenson of Valley Stream, N. Y., Dennis Webster of Valley
Stream, N. Y., Charles H. Woodworth of Wilkes-Barre, LeRoy Ziegenfuss of Pen
Argyl, and Frank E. Zindel, jr., of Philadelphia.
Commencement, june 1944: Top, left to right, front: Sara Elizabeth Trainer, Ensign Dennis
Webster, Apprentice Seaman John J. Meyerdierks, Ensign LeRoy Ziegenfuss, Private John
Henry Brown, Private Howard G. Blank, Private Samuel R. Richeson, Christine Y. Smith,
second row, Warren P. Mohr, jr., Donald H. Heist, Arthur L. Getz, Richard G. Hoffert, Ivan
G. Mattern, Murray Kahn, Robert R. Coxe, third row, John W. Dowler, Herman W. Schleifer,
Charles W. Simpson, Frank E. Zindel, Paul A. Himmelberger, Jacob J. Schofer, Walter E.
Kepler, fourth row, Norman T. Fulmer, Glenn H. Wampole, Dean E. Tyson, Willard H. Inglis,
Warren L. Bieber, Robert H. Kochline, and Howard E. Funk.
Bottom, left to right: Dr. Fred J. Fiedler, Reading, Captain john Kelvey Richards, the
commencement speaker, President Levering Tyson, Brigadier General Frank D. Beary, Allen-
town, Dr. Henry C. Cornehlsen, jr., Easton, who preached the baccalaureate sermon, and Dr.
Nevin E. Miller, Phoenixville.
HIS October commencement was held, as was the baccalaureate service, on
Sunday, October 29. The baccalaureate sermon was preached by Captain Robert
DuBois Workman, Ch.C., at 10:50 A. M. At this service the blessing of the banners
took place. Flags and banners which were dedicated were the flag of the United
States, the Christian flag, the flag of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the flag
of the City of Allentown, the banner with Lutheris coat of arms, the banner with
the coat of arms of the Muhlenberg Family, the flag of Muhlenberg College, and
the flag of the Navy V-12 Unit. The commencement address was given by Captain
Arthur S. Adams at 3:30 P. M.
Honorary degrees were conferred on the following men: Doctor of Laws on
Major John C. Shumberger, on Captain james L. Holloway, jr., and on Captain
Arthur S. Adams, Doctor of Letters on Reverend Ernest H. Hoh, Doctor of
Divinity on Reverend Paul C. Empie, and on Captain Robert D. Workman, Ch.C.,
Doctor of Science on Dean Gerald D. Timmons.
Those who received Bachelor of Arts degrees were Theodore R. Casper of
Freeport, N. Y., james Crampsey of Allentown, John A. Dietterle of Danville,
Paul D. Gebert of Allentown, John Schwenk of Lebanon, and Harold R. Stoudt of
Those who received Bachelor of Science degrees were William Beard of
Valley Stream, N. Y., Preston Elkis of Woodbury, N. I., Frederick A. Heuer of
Philadelphia, Charles W. Hlavac of Jackson Heights, N. Y., Wayne R. Keck of
Nazareth, Albert L. Wagner of Abington, and Donald R. Watkins of Lansford.
Mildred Cohen of Allentown and Doris M. Sohland of Allentown received the
degrees of Bachelor of Science in Education.
Commencement, October 1944: Top, left to right: Major John C. Shumberger, Captain
Robert D. Workman, chief of the Chaplain's Division of the Navy, Captain Arthur S. Adams,
commencement speaker and director of the Administration Division of the Navy's Training
Activity and vice-president and provost of Cornell University, Dr. Gerald D. Timmons, dean
of Temple University's School of Dentistry, President Levering Tyson, Rev. Paul C. Empie,
assistant director of the National Lutheran Council, Captain james L. Holloway, director of
training in the Bureau of Navy personnel, and Rev. Paul J. Hoh, Lancaster, clergyman.
Bottom, left to right, front: Charles W. Hlavac, jackson Heights, N. Y., Mildred Cohen,
Allentown, Albert L. Wagner, Abington, Doris M. Sohland, Allentown, john A. Dietterle,
Danville, top row, Harold R. Stoudt, Hellertown, Preston Elkis, Woodbury, N. J., Private
First Class William J. Beard, Valley Stream, N. Y., Private First Class Donald R. Watkins,
Lansford, Paul D. Gebert, Allentown, and Theodore R. Casper, Freeport, N. Y. '
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'HIS mid-winter commencement was held on February 25. The baccalaureate
service was held at 10:30 A. M. with the baccalaureate sermon being given by
the Reverend Nils M. Ylvisaker, D.D. Reverend Ylvisaker is the Director of the
Service Commission of the National Lutheran Council, and president of the Chap-
lains' Association of the Army and Navy of the United States.
The commencement was held at 3:30 that afternoon with Joseph Warren
Barker, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, giving the commencement
Peter P. Hagan, Chairman of the Board, the Lee-Cochrane Co., received the
degree of Doctor of Laws. Rev. Nils M. Ylivsaker received the degree of Doctor of
Letters and the Reverend Peter N. Wohlsen received the degree of Doctor of Divinity.
Dr. joseph W. Barker and Sister Anna K. Ebert received the Doctor of Humane
The following men received the degrees of Bachelor of Arts: Alton K. Hoffman
of Neffsg Harold R. Kline of Bethlehem, Reuben H. Kulp of Royersfordg Donald
C. Mack of Bangor, Apprentice Seaman William R. Palmer of Sag Harbor, N. Y.,
and Byron J. Somers of Quakertown.
Men who received the degrees of Bachelor of Science were: Daniel Ashton
Dimmig of Lansdale, james F. Feeman of Lebanon, Wilton A. Hardy of Allen-
town, and Robert P. Ohl of Summit Hill.
Commencement February, 1945: Top, left: President Levering Tyson presenting degree to
Sister Anna Katherine Ebert, Philadelphia.
Top, right, left to right, front: Byron J. Somers, Quakertown, Reuben H. Kulp, Royers-
ford: Robert P. Ohl, Summit Hill, Harold R. Kline, Bethlehem: back, D. Ashton Dimmig,
Lansdale, William R. Palmer, Sag Harbor, N. Y., and Alton F. Hoffman, Neffs.
Bottom, left to right: Rev. Peter N. Wohlsen, Stroudsburg, who received the degree of
doctor of divinity, Sister Anna Katharine Ebert, Philadelphia, who was awarded the doctor
of humane letters degree, President Levering Tyson: Peter P. Hagan, Philadelphia, who was
given the degree of doctor of laws, Dr. joseph W. Barker, special assistant to the Secretary
of the Navy and the commencement speaker, who was given the doctor of humane letters de-
gree, and Rev. Nils M. Ylvisaker, who preached the baccalaureate sermon and received the
degree of doctor of letters.
Commencement une 1945
HIS was the last of the commencements held during the war years. Once again
it was a small graduating class that received degrees this June of 1945. This
commencement also marked the passing of the entire Navy V-12 Units from the
campus and the coming of the Navy V-5 Unit the following month.
Rear Admiral William Morrow Fechteler was the commencement speaker,
and he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Rev. Bela Shetlock of
Philadelphia received the degree of Doctor of Divinity as did Rev. Bernard'Repass
of Doylestown. William K. Holman of Philadelphia received the degree of Doctor
of Fine Arts, and Paul H. Ensrud of Allentown was given the degree of Doctor
of Music. '
Two Navy men received their Bachelor of Arts degrees. They were Apprentice
Seaman Arthur Greenwalt of Chester, and Apprentice Seaman Robert Arneson of
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Other members of the class who received the Bachelor
of Arts degree were Theodore W. Jentsch of Brooklyn, N. Y., James R. Mayer of
Lancaster, John C. Pretz of Allentowng William L. Shaud of Annvilleg Robert
E. Garis of Allentowng and Richard L. Waidelich of Allentown.
There were two men who received the degree of Bachelor of Science. They
were john E. Bernados of Aldan and Samuel Silberg of Allentown.
On January 5, 1946 Rear Admiral Oswald S. Colclough, U.S.N., Judge Advocate
General of the United States Navy, had the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws
conferred on him at a Navy V-5 commencement.
Commencement, june 1945: Top, left to right: Rev. Bela Sherlock, Philadelphia, doctor of
divinity, William K. Holman, Philadelphia, doctor of fine artsg Rear Admiral William Mor-
row Fechteler, the commencement speaker, doctor of lawsg President Levering Tysong Paul H.
Ensrud, Allentown, doctor of musicg and Rev. Bernard Repass, Doylestown, doctor of divinity.
Bottom, left to right, front: Samuel Silberg, Allentowng Apprentice Seaman Arthur Green-
walt, Chester, Apprentice Seaman Robert Arneson, llfinneapolis, Minn.g john E. Bernados,
Aldang second row, Richard L. Waidelich, Allentowng Robert E. Garis, Allentown, Theodore
W. jentsch, Brooklyng Top, James R. Mayer, Lancasterg john C. Pretz, jr., Allentowng and
William L. Shaud, Annville. '
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'HROUGH nearly 100 years of its history, as it trained men to lead in solving
the problems and meeting the needs of their respective generations, Muhlen-
berg College has accepted its challenges and fulfilled its responsibilities in the spirit
of the distinguished family of colonial American patriots whose name the College
It was in the spirit of the most belligerent member of that family that the
College heeded America's call to service while many still dreamed that freedom
and peace had been assured by the Treaty of Versailles, that two oceans were the fire-
breaks that would make the American continent a plateau untouchable by the flames
of war, that Munich was just another German city in which a half dozen men met
to discuss the merits and demerits for which the city is famous.
Across the years, Muhlenberg early heard its courageous forebear, Major
General John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, as on a memorable january Sunday in
1776 he told his Woodstock, Virginia congregation, "There is a time for all thingsg
a time to preach and a time to pray. But there is also a time to fight and that time
has now come!"
Muhlenberg's Faculty and Students and Administrators saw General Muhlen-
berg as, in another war for freedom, he laid aside his clerical gown, stepped from
the safety and security of his pulpit, and led his Eighth Virginia Regiment into the
battles that for him ended only with the complete capitulation of the enemy at
If any doubted or feared, they could also return to the life of the fighting parson
of the Revolution for their answer to those who harped or criticized:
"I am a clergyman it is true," said the man who became one of Washington's
confidants. 'iBut I am a member of society as well as the poorest layman and my
liberty is as dear to me as to any man. Shall I then sit still and enjoy myself at home
when the best blood of the continent is spilling? Do you think that if America is
conquered I should be safe? Far from it! And would you not sooner light like a
man than die like a dog?"
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Eazrhf Units at Muhlenberg
ITH that challenge and in that spirit, Muhlenberg College went to war long
before the Navy Department, in the early winter of 1943, selected it as one
of the colleges whose cooperation it sought in the training of prospective officer
candidates for the expanding Fleet, for the Marine Corps, and for the Coast Guard.
When that nod came, Muhlenberg was operating a Unit of the Civil Aero-
nautics Administration's War Training School, giving basic training to prospective
Navy pilots. It already had enrolled more than half of its civilian students in the
Navy V-1 and V-7 programs, in the Marine Corps Reserve, and in the Army En-
Facilities of Muhlenberg College had been inspected and approved for several
military training programs when Commander Scott G. Lamb, accompanied by
other Naval Officers, made a detailed and thorough inspection of the College on
February 25, 1943 to determine its usefulness as a station for the Navy V-5 and
V-12 Training Programs. The inspection was completed in a single day, and Muhlen-
berg had its first real indication of the job the Navy had selected it to do.
Commander Lamb's report approved Muhlenberg for training and housing a
maximum of 525 uniformed men. President Tyson indicated to the Navy that the
College could do the best job with a unit of between 450 and 500 men, arguing
that Muhlenberg could provide more satisfactory housing, could continue to offer
its facilities to civilian students able to at least begin their college training and
ultimately feed many of them into the Navyis Officer Training Program, and could
provide instruction for Navy and civilian students alike with a Faculty Whose cap-
abilities had been tested and were well-known.
On March 12, 1945 the Bureau of Naval Personnel notified Muhlenberg that
the College had been selected to train 460 prospective ofiicer candidates, 400 of them
under the basic curriculum and 60 as premedical students. This signal set into
operation the plans that had been formulated and carefully studied for several
months by Faculty, Trustees, and Administration.
Except for messing accommodations, a few additional sanitary facilities in the
College dormitories, and an expanded sick bay, the plant was entirely adequate for
the complement of Navy men expected to come aboard. The College had for several
years been developing plans for enlarging the Commons that was to be used as a
Navy mess hall and now the Board of Trustees immediately moved to expand the
building. Contracts for the additional work were awarded by the College on April
14, 1943 and work was started within a few days. Through the assistance of the
Navy, the necessary priorities were obtained and the work completed by the time
the Unit was fed for the first time, on July 1, 1943.
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theories of aircraft construction are explained.
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It was also necessary for the College to provide a sick bay and dispensary ade-
quate for the medical care of 460 uniformed men and a civilian student body that,
during war years, would range between 100 and 200 men. With all campus dormi-
tories taxed by the housing of uniformed men, the facilities of the Lambda Chi
Alpha fraternity house, adjacent to the campus, were leased and equipped as a
complete dispensary and infirmary with beds for 22 patients and all necessary exam-
ining, treatment, and service rooms. The renovation of the building and its original
equipment was planned and carried out under the supervision of the College
physician, Dr. Thomas H. Weaber, Jr., M.D.
The V-5 and V-12 curriculum, carefully planned by the Training Division of the
Navy and the characteristically strong and balanced academic program that was
Muhlenberg's traditional academic fare resulted in a combination that required
very few changes in the normal curriculum of the College except for the addition
of Naval Organization and an expanded Engineering Drawingicourse that, at the
outset of the program, were required of all the trainees. The cognate result was
that practically no Faculty changes were required except the addition of several
special instructors to meet the demands of increased enrollment in certain fields,
particularly mathematics, physics, and social studies. The Navy provided the in-
structors for the Naval Organization courses and the College readily found capable
Allentown architects to teach the Engineering Drawing courses.
Preparations for the arrival of the V-12 unit were complicated by the fact that
many of the changes had to be made while the College was completing a year of
civilian operation. The student body, as that semester neared its close, numbered
approximately 400 men. In addition, the College was providing housing, messing,
and ground instruction for 100 prospective Navy pilots taking their pre-flight courses
in the War Training School of the Civil Aeronautics Administration.
Civilian students left the campus just before the commencement on june 4,
1945 and by the middle of june, the aviation cadets were transferred to facilities
Muhlenberg had leased at Moravian College and Theological Seminary in Bethlehem.
Top: Muhlenberg students at the airport as flight training is begun. Bottom: Classes in
engine maintenance were stressed in the V55 program.
First V-12 Unit Comes Aboam'
T 0800 on the morning of July 1, 1943 the Navy raised the National Ensign
over the Muhlenberg campus, formally establishing it as a center for the train-
ing of prospective officers of the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard
under the Navy V-12 program.
The Commanding Officer of the Unit was Commander Henry Polk Lowenstein,
jr., D-V QGQ USNR, assigned to the Muhlenberg station from the United States
Naval Reserve Midshipman's School at Northwestern University where he had been
Executive Officer. Lieutenant Frederick Jones, D-V QSQ USNR, was Executive Officer
and Lieutenant Commander Roland Heller, MC-V QSJ USNR, the Medical Officer.
With each trainee the College had a double relationship: he was, first, an officer
candidate for the Navy, and, second, a student of the College. Muhlenberg recognized
him as both and early determined that each man assigned to its campus was to have
every opportunity the College, through its long history, had afforded civilian stu-
dents-the men it had trained for leadership and who became leaders in their pro-
fessions and in the business world.
Campus life speedily took on a new aspect. The grounds were restricted. Security
watches were set at night and messenger watches were established during the day.
Bugle calls awakened not only the campus but the surrounding residential neigh-
borhood at 0600 and again sounded over the area at 2200. Navy jargon became a
part of the vocabulary of even the Dean of the College. Men marched, rather than
sauntered to mess and classes. They spoke of decks for floors, bulkheads instead of
walls, ladders for stairs, and many other typical Navy phrases. The Navy routine
was catching on, and even unto the last unit aboard it still continued to be a
MEN OF THE UNIT Q
Most of the 455 men of the new unit, including 253 Bluejackets and 200 Marines,
were either from colleges where they had entered the V-1 program or directly from
high schools. Forty-nine colleges and nearly as many high schools were represented
in the group. Eighty-three had been civilian students at Muhlenberg the previous
term, while others had just returned from the fleet. The trainees comprising the
first Unit represented fifteen states, the majority being from Pennsylvania, New
York, New Jersey, and Maryland. Of these men, 129 were found to lack sufiicient
preparation to carry the load of the academic program, and ,so refresher courses
were added and made a part of the standard procedure, allowing these men to con-
tinue with their studies, with the result that nearly 100 .of these men were saved
that otherwise might have been dropped from the program.
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ACADEMIC PROBLEMS AND REQUIREMENTS
In the main, there were two different types of students assigned to Muhlenberg:
the regulars, who entered College as freshmen and who followed the prescribed
curricula, and the irregulars, who entered the program with advanced standing.
Muhlenberg made certain that the latter group either had satisfactorily completed
the courses required by the Navy or that they were registered for them. The re-
mainder of their academic curriculum included both courses in the major fields of
study in which they were interested as civilians, and courses designed to meet mini-
mum academic requirements for successful accomplishment in the Naval Reserve
Midshipmen's Schools, Supply Corps Schools, Medical Schools, Dental Schools,
Theological Seminaries, and Officer Candidate Schools of the Marine Corps.
The progress of a regular student through the fully prescribed curricula fol-
lowed the clear cutpattern of the program. Coming into the V-12 unit as a fresh-
man, the military student followed one of two groups of freshman courses: that
for premedical students or that for engineering and basic students. Premedical
students whose work was satisfactory continued their work for five terms. Other
freshmen were screened during their second term, they were assigned, in numbers
determined by the needs of the Navy, to upper level specialties after a certain quota
of volunteers had been transferred to Class V-5 for further training in aviation.
Deck candidates were given two additional terms of training, N.R.O.T.C. men,
live additional terms, engineering candidates for general service, four additional
terms, engineering specialists, physics majors, and aerology specialists, six additional
terms, and Marine Corps line officer candidates, four additional terms.
Students selected for training as chaplains were permitted to take a special
series of courses as under raduates and then to com lete their work for rofessional
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theological degrees in seminaries of their own denominations.
From the outset of this program Muhlenberg sought to offer to the men in the
training unit the advantages of a small college with personal contact with members
of its Faculty and Staff. Navy students were encouraged to consult with the Dean
and Registrar, and each member of the Faculty was made a personal adviser, doing
additional duty in helping men who had difficulty in their respective subjects. Many
hours outside of their regular lecture and laboratory periods were spent in doing
this kind of work.
Top, left: The V-12 training program begins at Muhlenberg as the sailors try on their
jumpers, right, Dr. Tyson confers with the unit ofhcers, bottom, left, Civilian students and
trainees mix on the Old Ad Building steps, right, More equipment issued, this time shoes.
THE UNIT AND ITS RECORD
Through the first six terms of the program, the Navy assigned 901 men to the
V-12 program, of that number 664 were Bluejackets and 237 were Marines. Upon
completion of their training on the Muhlenberg campus, 109 men were assigned
to the United States Naval Reserve Midshipman's Schools, 82 went to Pre-Mid-
shipman,s Schools, 168 went to Marine bases for the special training required before
their assignment to Marine Corps Officer Candidate Schools, 46 prepared for pro-
fessional schools, including medical, dental, and theological schools, 56 went to
specialized Naval Training Schools, including supply, engineering, and N.R.O.T.C.g
133 were transferred into the V-5 program and assigned to air bases for training
as pilots, 45 were transferred to other V-12 units, particularly for engineering
When the Navy unit was withdrawn june 24, 1945 to make way for the new
Navy Academic Refresher Unit under the V-5 training program, 106 men who
were scheduled for one term or more of training under the V-12 program were
transferred to other V-12 colleges.
PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM
Except for a swimming pool, Muhlenberg had adequate facilities for the Navyls
physical fitness program on its own campus and complied completely with the re-
quirements calling for nine and one-half hours of physical training during the first
term and a half hour less during the second term. Physical fitness classes and swim-
ming classes, held at the Jewish Community Center Pool, were scheduled through-
out each day and were in addition to the hour of military drill provided each week,
the daily musters, and the regular morning period of calisthenics. The obstacle
course that was developed on the campus to meet the needs of the V-5 unit that
preceded the V-12 program was rebuilt and expanded and that equipment was used
in connection with the drill fields, the game fields, and the two small gymnasiums.
In the swimming program, Muhlenberg was the first unit to provide an under-
water obstacle course with devices specially designed to simulate conditions men
would meet in emergencies at sea.
EXTRA-C URRI C U LAR ACTIVITIES
Both in its original concept of the V-12 training program and in its directives,
the Navy made it clear that it wanted the men assigned to the V-12 program to
participate in extra-curricular activities and to have other normal college advantages
to give them what Rear Admiral Jacobs called "the best undergraduate education
colleges can offer."
The Student Body amended its constitution to provide for the election of Navy
men to the Student Council to be elected by their own men. They took their places
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on the staff of the Muhlenberg U'7eelely,' they sang in the College Choir and played
in the College Band, they not only were cast in the three major dramatic produc-
tions given each year but helped to stage them, they joined departmental clubs and
became afliliated with the national social fraternities on the campus. With civilian
students they planned and directed College dances and other social activities.
The nucleus of all athletic teams consisted of men who had been assigned to the
campus. When the lirst call for football candidates was issued on August 3, 1943,
seventy-five men reported to the coaching staff. Physical fitness personnel of the
Navy assisted the regular coaching staff of the College in the various extra-curricular
sports program that were considered a part of a broad program of physical fitness.
While the football, baseball, track, tennis, wrestling, and soccer teams that
represented Muhlenberg enjoyed fair success during the two years, the basketball
teams of both the 1943-44 and 1944-45 seasons were rated with the Nation's top
college teams and in both years played in the first round of the National Invitation
Basketball Tournament in Madison Square Garden.
A THE COMMUNITY AND THE NAVY
In other ways Muhlenberg sought to provide recreational opportunities for
the military men, who for the greater part ofntheir stay on the campus, were limited
to the bounds of the station from Sunday evening to Saturday noon. New recreation
halls were equipped to supplement those that had been adequate for a smaller
civilian resident student body. Library hours were changed to correspond with the
needs of the Naval students, and the men were invited to use not only the spacious
reading rooms, but also the browsing and music rooms.
The Lehigh County USO cooperated in providing recreational opportunities for
the men on the station and, during the winter of 1944, weekly programs were held
in the College Auditorium with band concerts, variety shows, and an occasional
speaker. Allentown extended its hospitality in many ways. In July 1943, a few weeks
after the unit had been established on the campus, the Allentown Kiwanis Club
and the Allentown Woman's Club cooperated in sponsoring a Stage Door Canteen
to which all members of the unit were invited and at which time they met women
of the community. Monthly, and at times more frequently, the Woman's Club enter-
tained the men and their guests at informal canteen parties in their spacious club
house. Other groups from time to time extended cordial invitations to the men on
the station, and the majority of them quickly found themselves at home in Allentown.
On January 27, 1944 the Coca Cola Company brought its Spotlight Band broad-
cast to Allentown to salute the men of the Muhlenberg Navy V-12 unit over a coast-
to-coast broadcast with Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra. Everyone was as coopera-
tive and hospitable to the unit as possible, and relationships between the officers
and enlisted men on the station with the residents of the community were more
than just "friendly and cordial".
Trainees hard at work in physics class, above, and in the chemistry laboratory, below.
The V-12 program emphasized sciences because of their important place in modern life.
THE NAVY STAFF
The progress of the Navy V-12 unit on the Muhlenberg campus was made
possible by the close cooperation that existed on every hand between the College
authorities and the Navy personnel responsible for the maintenance of Navy regu-
lations. It should be emphasized that both sought to follow all directions and to
interpret them in the spirit in which the V-12 program was conceived and developed
-the best education a college can provide to prepare men who in every respect
would be qualified to serve as officers in the United States Navy, the Marine Corps,
and the Coast Guard.
To Commander Henry Polk Lowenstein, Jr., Commanding Officer from June
1, 1943 to December 17, 1943, fell the responsibility of establishing a new program
over a course that both the College and the Navy helped to chart. Commissioned
men on his staff included Lieutenant Frederick L. Jones, D-V QSQ USNR, Executive
Officer, First Lieutenant Ralph Dawson, USMCR, Officer-in-charge of the Marine
Detachment, Lieutenant Commander Roland Heller, MC-V CS, USNR, Medical
Officer, and Lieutenant C Stanley Kuffel D-V QSQ USNR, Physical Fitness Officer.
Lieutenant jones was succeeded as Executive Officer by Lieutenant Lloyd P.
Jordan D-V QSJ USNR, who had been Officer-in-charge of the V-12 unit at Iowa
State University. Commander Lowenstein remained in command until he was suc-
ceeded on December 17, 1943 by Lieutenant Commander Frederick L. Douthit,
D-V QGD USNR, who was assigned to the unit from Princeton University where
he had been Executive Officer.
Lieutenant Dawson was succeeded as Officer-in-charge of the Marine Detach-
ment by Captain Michael N. Scelsi, USMCR, a veteran of the Guadalcanal campaign.
He assumed his duties on October 18, 1945 and served until the Marine Unit left the
campus, transferring on November 5, 1944. Lieutenant Wilmer D. Greulich D-V
QSJ USNR, succeeded Lieutenant Jordan as Executive Officer on March 10, 1944,
coming to the station from the V-12 unit at Bloomsburg State Teachers College,
where he served as Commanding Officer. On January 19, 1945 when Commander
Douthit was transferred to the Fifth Naval District as Director of Training, Lieu-
tenant Greulich became the Commanding Officer of the Unit. Lieutenant f gj Joseph
Puvogel QSQ USNR, came aboard as Executive Officer on February 13, 1945, after
a tour of duty in the Mediterranean Theatre.
Lieutenant Roderick H. Light QSJ USNR, succeeded Lieutenant Greulich as
Commanding Officer on May 15, 1945.
In the Medical Department, Lieutenant Q j gj E. V. Bigelow, MC USN succeeded
Lieutenant Commander Heller on january 25, 1944 and served until he was replaced
by Lieutenant Elliot Freeman MC-V QSQ USNR, on April 25, 1944. Lieutenant
Freeman was detached on June 5, 1945.
Lieutenant Kuffel served as physical fitness officer until June 23, 1944 when he
was assigned to a similar post at Villanova College.
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THE COLLEGE STAFF
This history would not be complete without a word of appreciation and tribute
to Dr. Levering Tyson, president of Muhlenberg College, who recognized in the
early plans for the Navy V-12 program a sphere in which Muhlenberg could be of
direct service to the Nation during the war years and who then conscientiously and
untiringly marshalled and directed the civilian forces that carried out the responsi-
bilities of the College even beyond the most ambitious objectives either of the Navy
or of the College.
"In the piping times of peace," President Tyson said to each new unit to
come aboard, "I interpreted the aim of this College to be the provision not of
monastic seclusion for a group of intellectual prodigies, nor a well-equipped country
club for irresponsible playboys, but rather a congenial environment in which ap-
proximately 600 young men can live together in comfortable simplicity as they
train for useful adult occupations. This aim persists in spite of the present emergency.
"This war is serious business for those who want to win it. On this ship there
has been assembled a group who are going to work together to train themselves
so that they can help to eliminate that particular brand of tyranny, brutality, and
paganism our enemies are trying to inflict on people all over the globe. Besides,
when a decisive military victory over the Axis countries is assured, we also want to
be a part of the influences which will establish for humanity a perpetual and work-
able system of free government and liberty.
"This is a timely, intelligent, and practical aim. I hope you will subscribe to it
and adopt it as your own. I am confident that if you will do so, you will have a
happy, comfortable, and useful voyage on this trip. I can promise you that the
Navy and the College will do everything to bring about this result."
It was a pledge President Tyson kept uppermost in mind as he continued to
guide and direct the progress and work of the Unit and relate it to the normal
civilian program and requirements of the College. His was an around-the-clock
and around-the-year job that required great personal sacrifices and that knew no
leaves and 48-hour liberties.
Credit also belongs to Dean Robert C. Horn and Registrar Harry A. Benfer for
their work in organizing the academic program and to Registrar Benfer particularly
for his tireless efforts in counseling and assisting military students in both personal
and academic matters. On the academic side more than a word is also due the De-
partment heads and the other members of the Faculty for their patience, their
careful and thorough and conscientious teaching, their insistence that assignments
be faithfully performed, and their willingness to be of personal service to the men
they were helping prepare for their heavy responsibilities of leading other men in a
war to Victory.
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To single out individuals among a group that as a unit cooperated and worked
out both with and for the Navy is difticult. But the services of John H. Wagner,
Alumni Secretary, in the months that preceded the establishment of the program
and in the first half-year of its operation deserve Commendation. Working with
the President, he supervised the transition of the physical plant from its peace-
time functions to serve in its war-time role and organized the campus staff and
the auxiliary and administrative personnel required for the expanded job that had
been assigned to the College. And credit belongs also to Gurney F. Afflerbach, who
as assistant to the President, carried out many assignmentsg to Dr. John W. Dober-
stein, College Chaplain, who led the College's regular Chapel services and advised
and counselled with many men on the problems that could be pointed out and
cleared only by the chaplain, to Miss Anne Mulcaster, the dietition whose careful
planning and attention to detail gave the messing arrangements their high standing,
and to all other members of the College Staff.
The Public Relations Office of the College, under the energetic management
of Gordon B. Fister, from the start indicated commendable enthusiasm for every
aspect of the program. This oflice not only managed all publicity with the press,
but issued descriptive literature that was a distinct credit to the station. Follow-ups
with the men after they moved into other assignments were conducted regularly and
in every sense, the men were treated as Muhlenberg men and alumni. Valuable ideas
for the comfort of the entire Naval Personnel emanated regularly from this branch
of the College's administration.
Many hours of the V-12 program were spent in physical exercise and training. At pop,
trainees race along part of the obstacle course. Calisthenics were also stressed, as in the
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SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM
Throughout the operation of the Unit, the College held securely in mind the
definition of a Naval Officer given to the Naval Committee of Congress in 1775
by John Paul Jones and cited by Commander Lowenstein as the first Naval trainees
"It is by no means enough that an officer of the Navy should be a capable
mariner. He must be that, of course, but also a great deal more. He must be as
well a gentleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy, and
the nicest sense of personal honor."
In his opening statement to the first group of trainees, Commarlderlowenstein
emphasized that the V-12 College Training Program would stress the educational
values, that the physical program would be organized so that the body and mind
could develop together, that there would be ample opportunity for religious de-
velopment in the church of the individual's choice, and that extra-curricular ac-
tivities and the full advantages of college life would be open to them.
"The government is not making this large expenditure from charitable mo-
tives,', Lieutenant Commander Douthit said later as he emphasized the keynote of
the Whole ro ram. "It is assurin itself of a source of officer material for the
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of a gun crew at general quarters and as such will be expected to do your part."
That Muhlenberg felt the men assigned to it had done their part in meeting
these objectives was indicated when, in December, 1943, the College presented the
men of the Unit with Regimental Colors in appreciation of the record they had
achieved in fulfilling their assignments. It again recognized what succeeding units
had done when the colors were decorated with an achievement streamer in Decem-
Naturally, a Navy program includes swimming, life saving, and underwater escapes. The
upper picture shows a diving start for a race. The class practices artificial respiration below.
The swimming training of the local V-12 program was conducted in the pool of the jewish
Navy Academic Rqfresber Units
HE Navy Academic Refresher Program, sometimes referred to as the V-5 Pro-
gram, was initiated in July 1944 to prepare selected men from the fleet and
other parts of the service, for flight training. This included a quota of Marines and
Coast Guardsmen, who along with the Naval trainees were to begin their program
at a Pre-flight School. With the realization that these men had been away from
school for a considerable length of time and that their competitors in the field of
flight training were largely younger men recently completing several terms of
college in the V-12 program, the Navy originated the idea of the Navy Academic
Refresher Unit to bring the educational level of these men equal to that of the
other men undergoing flight training. Under the original provisions of this program
the men were to receive instructions in mathematics, English, physics, and history,
as well as physical training, military drill, and Naval Organization to an extent
generally comparable to that of the V-12 program for these activities. The length
of the course was established as eight, sixteen or twenty-four weeks, depending on
the individual needs of the trainees, such needs to be determined by the college
In June of 1945 Monmouth College at Monmouth, Illinois, forseeing an in-
creased civilian enrollment for its fall term, asked the Navy to release it from its
contract and to terminate its NARU QV-5, unit by the end of july. The Navy
agreed, and arrangements were made to establish a new unit at Muhlenberg College,
replacing the one at Monmouth and superseding the small V-12 unit previously
scheduled to be continued at Muhlenberg.
During the last week of June 1945, Mr. Harry A. Benfer, Registrar and Dean
of Freshmen at Muhlenberg, serving as academic coordinator for the new program,
visited Monmouth to confer with the academic authorities and with the Commanding
Officer of the unit, Lieutenant S. B. Christian, USNR. Lieutenant Christian was
later transferred to Muhlenberg to remain Commanding Officer of the unit here.
With the arrival of the unit, Dr. Tyson indicated that he wished the NARU
trainees to participate in the College life to the extent that the demands of their
work and the Navy routine would permit. To this end the trainees were accorded
the use of the Library, were invited to attend daily Chapel, and were urged to
compete on athletic teams and enter other extra-curricular activities. The College
purchased drums for the use of the Navy drum and bugle corps which was to func-
tion for daily marching to classes and at weekly military reviews, and made available
the services of the band director. The College also presented the unit with a flag
for use in military reviews. Navy representation on the College Student Council
"Rusty,U a Chesapeake Bay retriever, was presented to the Muhlenberg unit as mascot.
Above, he is shown walking on the campus with his Marine masters. Below, "Rusty" with
several of his admirers.
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continued as it had under the V-12 program, and Naval trainees were urged to
participate in all of the social affairs under its sponsorship.
Other efforts to make the Navy personnel feel at home from the start were
the informal gatherings sponsored by the members of the Womenls Auxiliary of
Muhlenberg College, and the President's garden parties for the trainees following
the first general assembly of the group. At the request of the Commanding Officer
assistance in seeking housing for the wives and families of the trainees was provided,
and arrangements through the local YWCA were made to set up a listing bureau
for such facilities. Representatives of this organization inspected rooms and apart-
ments and were on hand to offer counsel and advice wherever possible. Arrange-
ments were also made for subsequent provision of a lounge room for all hands in
the Library and for space in a nearby fraternity house where married trainees could
get together for social functions.
THE FIRST NARU UNIT ARRIVES
On Thursday, July 26, 1945 the new trainees ordered to the program from the
various selecting commands throughout the service reported on board. The total
number reporting was 193. These men were of rates from seaman second class to
chief petty officer. The unit was organized as one battalion of three companies,
subdivided into platoons which were identical with class sections. The battalion
was formed twice daily, prior to morning colors, observed by the entire battalion,
and prior to afternoon classes, at which time the orders of the day were read, uni-
forms were inspected and the battalion passed in review before its student staff. In
view of the limited size of the Commanding Officer's staff, many of the minor
details of the day's military routine as well as discipline in study halls, barracks,
and elsewhere on the station were handled by the student battalion chief, with spot
checking and supervision by the commissioned oflicers and chief petty officers of
the ship's company. The duty watch of the company was also composed of members
of the student battalion staff, most of whom were chief petty officers and petty
ofncers, first class. In addition a trainee watch to which all hands were assigned
handled routine matters during the period between taps and reveille. No trainees
were excused from classes or other assigned functions because of watch duties.
A demerit system was used to record infractions of station regulations and
other lapses of discipline, with certain liberty restrictions being imposed for ac-
cumulated demerits and extra work assignments being made for the larger accumu-
lations. Separations from the program for disciplinary reasons were provided for
in the station's order, but only two such separations were made from the july to
September period. No separations were made on account of unofficerlike qualities
of the trainees.
The daily schedule called for reveille at 6 A. M. followed by a twenty minute
Trainees blend their voices in the familiar Christmas carols during the annual chapel
service before the holidays.
calisthenics period. After breakfast and the cleaning of rooms, morning colors and
classes until noon, lunch, a very short free period, inspection, and afternoon classes
until 3:30. From 3:30 until 4:20 Naval activities, such as military drill, training
films, and Naval Organization classes, were scheduled. Station liberty followed until
7 :30, being interrupted by supper. Compulsory study hours in quarters were observed
from 7:30 until 9:30, with tattoo at 9:50 and taps at 10:00. Except for men re-
stricted for disciplinary reasons or with academic failures, liberty for all hands was
granted from immediately after Captain's inspection and battalion review at 1:15
Saturday to 9:30 Sunday evening. The liberty zone was within the State of Penn-
sylvania, with permissions to go outside this zone limited to two in each eight-week
The quality of academic work as reflected by the small size of the weekly
"tree" was high. The few men whose work was unsatisfactory gave promise of im-
provement, and there were no separations from the program for academic reasons
during their stay at Muhlenberg.
The station had settled down to normal wartime routine very quickly. Morale
was good and a fairly taut ship was maintained. To all appearances the trainees,
were in general, genuinely interested in Naval Aviation, and realized the seriousness
of their job and were attempting to prepare themselves as thoroughly as the pro-
gram would permit for the duties that lay ahead.
V-I DAY ANNOUNCED
President Truman's announcement of the Japanese surrender was received with
the same jubilation as elsewhere. It immediately became apparent, however, espe-
cially as further details of the Navy's demobilization plans and the future of the
flight training program became available, that interest in further training was
rapidly being lost by a large number of men. Many men were uncertain as to their
future desires and only a small proportion seemed decided on making a career of
the Naval service. The general uncertainty as to the future caused trainee morale to
drop and there was an inevitable slackening of discipline as the trainees went about
their daily duties.
Some of the details as to the future were soon forthcoming. Men desiring to
continue in the flight training program were required to sign at once agreeing to
serve four years if undergoing training as aviation cadets or approximately three
years if training was to be taken in their present rate as student aviation pilots.
Men not desiring to sign such agreements were to be transferred immediately to
general service, or, in the relatively few cases where eligible men had the required
number of discharge points, were to be transferred to the nearest Separation Center
for immediate separation.
The Commanding Officer held group meetings and gave a large number of
Trainees relax in the Library lounge, above. Below, They stand inspection in front of East
individual interviews to explain the current situation, to emphasize the nature of
the agreements the men were to execute, to discuss the apparent advantages and
disadvantages of remaining in the program or of voluntarily withdrawing at this
time, and to give general counsel and advice. The advantages of reserve personnel
to transfer to the regular Navy service, regardless of flight training prospects, were
also dealt with.
On September 2, 1945 arrangements were completed for the transfer of the
men leaving the program to be sent to the Receiving Station at the Philadelphia
Navy Yard, and for the separation of men leaving the service under the point
formula. The station again settled down to an orderly routine, and discipline and
morale were improving substantially.
The unit at Muhlenberg had 166 men on V-J Day who were scheduled to con-
tinue in training. Of this number, 58 were scheduled to graduate prior to September
20th. Appropriate graduation ceremonies were planned, with Lieutenant Samuel
W. Miller, USNR, Editor of the Allentown Evening Chronicle, serving as com-
mencement speaker and reviewing oiiicer of the graduation reviews.
Muhlenberg College indicated its willingness to continue the training of as
many men as the Navy wished to send it, not to exceed the contractual commitments.
While the future of the unit as to size and life expectancy appeared uncertain on
V-J Day, there was no doubt whatever that any number of men the Navy chose to
assign to Muhlenberg and however long the training might last, the personnel
would receive the same devoted attention from the College as had been evidenced
in the past for the V-12 Unit and for the two months of NARU that was now
Across the counter service at Kenny Konrad's Classy College Commissary is shown in the
upper picture. Below, Coach "Doggie" julian gives his predictions after Benfer's "I got a hunch!'f
at a football pep meeting.
The Second NARU Unit Comes Aboard
OLLOWING the policy established for the training units assigned to the campus,
Muhlenberg held graduation exercises on September 15, 1945 for the men who
had completed their requirements during the first eight weeks of the Naval Aca-
demic Refresher Training Program. Special certificates provided by the College
were presented by Lieutenant S. B. Christian to fifty-eight men who met the Col-
lege's standards for the courses required by the Navy.
Lieutenant Samuel W. Miller, USNR, who served aboard Aircraft Carriers
in the Pacinc, was the speaker at the graduation exercises in which Dr. Levering
Tyson, President of the College, and Lieutenant Alexander Williamson, USNR,
Assistant Director of Training in the Fourth Naval District, represented the District
Training Office at the ceremonies.
On September 20, 1945 sixty-one men, who had completed their training,
were transferred to the Naval Air Station, Brooklyn, New York for future assign-
ments. On the same day twenty-six men who had been assigned to the program
prior to V-J Day, reported on board from their previous training center at San
Francisco, California. Of that number eight elected to return to general duty and
on September 25th were transferred to the Navy Yard, Philadelphia. The second
term of the program on the Muhlenberg campus began September 20th with a
complement of 123 trainees.
It was during this term that Lieutenant Theodore T. Abel, USNR, reported
aboard to assume command, Lieutenant Christian leaving for his new assignment
at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
New Station Orders were issued October 18, 1945 and remained in effect
throughout the remainder of the program. All operations proceeded smoothly and
according to schedule. Graduation exercises were again held on November 10, 1945
with seventy-four men receiving certificates, indicating that they had completed
their Navy assignments in the program to the satisfaction of the College. On the
same day eighty-one men were transferred to the Naval Air Station, Brooklyn,
New York. The speaker at the graduation exercises was Lieutenant Commander
Winheld M. Slemmer, USNR, who had Aircraft Carrier duty in both the Atlantic
and the Pacific theatres.
The final term began November 15, 1945 with thirty-one men who were hold-
overs from the previous terms, twenty-nine men who were transferred from the
Naval Academic Refresher Unit at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, and ten
men who were assigned from San Francisco, California. There were seventy-seven
men in the unit for the eight-week term and only one was dropped for disciplinary
or other reasons.
V-5 Academic Refresher Unit parades at a formal review on the football field. Below,
The sailors march across the campus.
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Abel, on behalf of the College, presented certincates to the seventy-six men who had
successfully completed their work. The speaker at the graduation exercises was Rear
Admiral O. S. Colclough, USN, judge Advocate of the Navy.
With the completion of training activities on January 10, the next fifteen days
were spent preparing for the decommissioning of the Unit when notice was received
that a new V-12 unit of approximately 150 men would be assigned to Muhlenberg
College forrtraining from March 1946 through June 1946.
It is deserving of special mention that in every conceivable way Muhlenberg
College, its Administrative Staff and its Faculty, cooperated to the fullest extent
with the Navy and the Station Officers in the operation of the training program
that proceeded according to schedule without any serious difficulties. Class schedules
were arranged well in advance of new units and assignments to classes were carried
out in an orderly and respectful fashion and without delays. Muhlenberg permitted
men who had time at their disposal, and who were qualified to take regular college
courses, to carry in addition to their Navy curriculum additional credits toward
anticipated degrees from Muhlenberg or other colleges.
The College also invited men who were interested to participate in extra-cur-
ticular activities, and trainees availed themselves of the opportunities offered. They
were, generally speaking however, a group not particularly interested in a general
college program, realizing that at all times they had a definite task to perform
without seeking added responsibilities.
The Drum and Bugle Corps of the V-5 Unit heads the parade before the Science Building.
Below, The trainees pass in review in the shadows on the Gideon F. Egner Chapel.
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The Last V-12 Unit
OR the first time in three years the Muhlenberg campus was entirely civilian
from january until March, 1946. During this period there was no Navy unit
stationed at the College, and many students, for the first time in their college careers,
went to classes without seeing uniforms. Even Rusty Gizmo, the Chesapeake Bay
retriever that Mrs. John Henry Leh had presented to the unit, seemed to be suffering
from the peace-time reconversion. Rusty had become a part of every Naval unit
stationed at 'Berg and was sworn in as "Sentry at the East Hall barracks" by Captain
Scelsi of the Marine detachment. Only at the completion of the training program
did the dog receive his discharge from Lieutenant Commander T. T. Abel, last
commanding offlcer of the unit at Muhlenberg.
When classes began for the March semester, however, a V-12 unit was once
again installed in East Hall. Civilian enrollment, mostly former service men, was
at this time approaching the 500 mark, but Muhlenberg, as before, continued its
constant efforts to be of service to the government. With the advent of the new
unit and the increased college enrollment, facilities were taxed to the utmost.
Provision had to be made for feeding and housing a civilian student body as large
as any before the war plus the 150 men of the unit.
Faculty and administration tackled the problem with characteristic vigor.
Dormitory rooms were utilized to the fullest possible degree. Newspaper and radio
appeals to the people of Allentown met with splendid response, and numerous
students were able to be housed throughout the city. Measures were taken in the
Commons to provide for the additional numbers of men. Increases were made in
the Faculty, and teachers cooperated in instructing the greatest number of students
ever to be enrolled at Muhlenberg.
THE UNIT COMES ABOARD.
Navy uniforms once again became part of the campus scene with the start of
the March, 1946 semester. Approximately 150 reported to Lieutenant Commander
T. T. Abel and his staff on the first day of the month. For the most part, the men in
the program came directly to college from civilian life. During the early days of
the month, until uniforms were issued, it was not an unusual sight to see trainees
walking about the buildings still dressed as civilians. As the weeks went by, how-
ever, and the program continued, a fairly taut ship, as before, was developed. Men
in the Muhlenberg unit were from various parts of the country, with Pennsylvania,
the New England States, and Louisiana predominating.
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The program of this final V-12 unit was, in general, similar to that of the V-12
program which was instituted at Muhlenberg and 138 other American colleges on
july 1, 1942. Men took regular academic subjects required by the Navy for officer
training, and they attended classes with civilians, in contrast to the V-5 program.
All the men were fully accredited college students and were permitted to engage in
college activities in their spare time, provided it did not interfere with the Navy's
program. Several Bluejackets wrote for the Weekly' and sang with the Chapel Choir.
Trainees also took part in spring sports, playing on the tennis team and participating
in track. In intramural competition among fraternities and dormitories, the unit
entered several soft ball teams and participated in the intramural track meet. In
general, members of the unit took advantages of these extra-curricular activities as
former V-12 units had done, in spite of their limited length of stay at Muhlenberg.
In addition to academic work, trainees were given six hours of physical educa-
tion and drill a week. Included in this total were two hours weekly of swimming.
As before, this was carried on at the jewish Community Center, whose facilities
Muhlenberg leased from the program.
College officials were once again available to advise and counsel the Navy men.
Dean Harry A. Benfer conferred with many on their future education, and at the
termination of the program numerous eligible unit men were enrolled at the College.
Lieutenant Commander Theodore T. Abel, who had headed the V-5 unit at
Muhlenberg at the termination of that program, continued in command of the new
V-12 section. After serving on the staff of the commanding officer of the V-12 unit
at the University of Washington, he served as executive officer and then command-
ing officer of the Academic Refresher Unit at Newberry College in South Carolina.
After his transfer to Muhlenberg he was given a spot promotion to the rank of
Lieutenant Commander. The executive officer of the Muhlenberg unit was Lieutenant
Commander Harold Crook. Other members of the ship's company, included F.
McCrehan, C. Sp QAQ, L. R. Gandy, Ph. M. lfc, J. O. Yaeger, Y 2fc, W. D. Herreid,
SK2 X c, and H. End, SOM 3fc.
On June 12 the unit presented a Graduation Ball at Castle Garden in Dorney
Park. Music for dancing from nine till twelve was by Bud Rader and his orchestra,
and the civilian student body and Faculty were invited guests. The committee in
charge consisted of C. Smith, B. Boyer, W. Bradford, D. D. Dunn, D. L.
Foote, M. Hall, R. A. Hamre, WC Y. Naill, W. E. Patton, G. E. Powell, L. Smid,
W. C. Stewart, and R. Young.
At the College's 79th commencement exercises 129 trainees received special
certificates on the completion of their training. Following the ceremonies trainees
Individual members of the V-12 Unit at left.
proceeded to their next Navy assignment. Men eligible for discharge went to separa-
tion centersg some men entered a training plan whereby they continued college at
government expense and completed their Navy service after graduation, and others
were assigned to various stations throughout the United States. The remaining
members of the shipls company, after completing all records and finishing their
work, left Muhlenberg about the middle of July, a little over three years after the
first V-12 unit was established on the campus.
At commencement, upon completion of Muhlenberg's three year training pro-
gram, the Navy Department awarded its certificate of the Mark of Commendation
to the College to honor the school's job of training 2000 prospective officers. Cap-
tain Harold R. Stevens, director of training in the Fourth Naval District, made the
presentation. Vice-Admiral R. C. Conolly, the commencement speaker, added the
Navy's traditional, terse accolade, "Well done!" for Muhlenberg's efforts.
Commented the Allentown Morning-Call editorially: "A city's pride in an
institution and its men is properly enhanced when it becomes known that of all
the young men who left Muhlenberg College for midshipmen schools, only Hve
failed to receive commissions. And that pride will be further increased when it is
known that this is the best record attained by any of the 139 colleges of the United
States which cooperated with the U. S. Navy during the war in its educational
"Muhlenberg for four years has labored in behalf of the nation and its first
arm of defense, and it has merited and received the highest award that a great
nation can give through the officers of its Navy."
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PORTS and athletic training proved their value time and time again during the
war. If Waterloo was really won on the playing fields of Eton, then American
success in World War II was probably due in no small degree to extensive physical
education programs that schools had fostered. Recognizing these facts, the govern-
ment sought to keep sports alive and expand physical training, particularly in the
V-5 and V-12 programs.
In spite of the numerous handicaps of lack of students, curtailed transportation,
and accelerated schedules, Muhlenberg maintained sports as an integral part of
student life. In fact, during these war years, a new sport, soccer, became a per-
manent part of this program, and the Cardinal and Gray enjoyed three years of
national importance in the collegiate basketball picture.
Football, tennis, track, baseball, cross-country-all these sports continued on
the campus from 1943 to 1946. Often material was lacking, practices were short,
schedules were abbreviated. The results may not have been up to pre-war standards,
but the spirit that is typically Muhlenberg's continued. Coaching was no longer the
thorough, precise job it once had been, turn-over in civilian enrollment and Navy
units was rapid and unpredictable. But always there was intense interest in varsity
and intramural athletics.
It was during the war years that soccer became Hxed in Muhlenberg's sports
program. Wrestling attained new popularity. But chiefly, it is for three great
basketball squads that these years will be remembered.
During the 1943-44 season Marine trainees stationed in Allentown paced
Muhlenberg through a season that faced the top cage crews in the East and compiled
a 20 and 5 record. For the first time in Muhlenberg's history the College played
in the National Invitation Tournament in New York, an honor also accorded the
teams the two following seasons. In 1944-45 a squad with both civilians and Navy
men reached national prominence, a feat duplicated by the next year's team, com-
posed of civilians.
Traditional intramural activities were also kept up by the student body through-
out the period. All in all, athletics and sports held their accustomed place in Muhl-
enberg life-in spite of a war. .
Muhlenberg's Van Combs, left, and Jim Doran, right, dive for the ball before a Navy
player in a game played at Rockne Hall, February 15, 1946. The Mules walloped the Middies
62-45, for one of the outstanding victories of their thrill-packed season.
FTER 1943's highly successful wrestling season when Muhlenberg swept through
the year with a record of seven wins and only one loss, wrestling during the
war years was much less successful, due to a lack of material and the maintenance
of the same rigorous schedule.
WAR-TIME LETDO WN '
Coach Carl Frankett's grapplers scored two victories in a nine-match card in
the 1944 season. They topped Ursinus and Bucknell, but lost to Lehigh ftwicej,
West Point's strong squad, Princeton, Franklin and Marshall, Swarthmore, and
Penn State's power-house.
The year was opened on January 6 against Lehigh's highly touted civilian
squad, one of the best in the East. Final count was 19-13 in favor of the Engineers,
but victories were registered in the following classes: 121 pounds, Byron Somers,
165 pounds, Bob Hetrick, and heavyweight, Russel Storms. Joe Costabile appeared
in the 128 pound division, John Walker in the 136 pound class, Eugene Rupert at
145 pounds, Bob Morton at 155 pounds, and Bob Smith in the 175 pound section.
Against Princeton University Walker and Hetrick chalked up victories for the
six points 'Berg amassed against twenty-six for the Tigers. Third match pitted
the Cardinal and Gray grapplers against the Cadets of West Point, and Army
walked away with a 34-0 triumph. By Somers, Collins in the 136 pound division,
and Hetrick lost close decisions. -
Franklin and Marshall took the Mules into camp by a 25 to 5 count, with Bob
Hetrick marking up the lone victory for the Allentonians in his class. In their next
match the Mules battled Swarthmore College right down to the last match before
succumbing, 17-11. Somers, Collins, and Hetrick won, and Bob Morton, out-
weighted and a head shorter than his opponent, battled pluckily before being
beaten in the heavyweight division.
Even more thrilling was the 17-13 Win over Ursinus. Forfeiting live points in
one class, the Mules took the match on wins by brothers By and Gerald Somers,
Hetrick and Bob Smith, and a iinal 3-0 decision in favor of Morton in the heavy-
weight class. On the very next day the second win of the year was registered by
Top, The 1943 Wrestling squad. First row, left to right: Frederick johnson, William Price,
George Woodley, Bertram Gilbert, Warren Nafis, George Beisel, Earl Bender, Thomas O'Hagen,
William Evans. Second row: Coach Carl Frankett, LeRoy Ziegenfus, Blair Krimmel, Creighton
Faust, William Holtz, Herbert Dowd, Charles Woodworth, Victor Bogert, Manager William
Leopold. Third' row: Paul Candalino, Paul Birk, joseph Costabile, Anthony Torriello, Herbert
Wessman, George Grube, and Carl Reimer.
The 1944 Wrestling Squad: First row, John Walker, Byron Sommers, Assistant Coach
Archie Leh, jerry Somers, Steve Stergios, Bob 'Martan. Top row: Howard Hatt, manager,
Herb Collins, Bob Hetrick, J. R. Storms, Eugene Hohenstein, Bob Smith, Charles Dunning, and
Coach Frankett. .
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taking four out of seven matches and a 16-9 decision over Bucknell. Winners were
By Somers, Stergios, Hetrick, and Morton.
Against Penn State only Bob Herrick won for the Mules and the final was 27-6
in favor of the Nittany Lions. Final bout of the season was against Lehigh, this
the Engineers took, 23-6. Byron Somers turned in another win, and Bob Smith
also beat his man.
In the 1944-45 season a squad consisting mostly of Naval trainees won three
and tied one in the nine-match schedule. Outstanding was a 26-8 reversal of Lehigh,
who had swept an earlier meeting in the season. ,Two losses were to Army and
Best record was made by By Somers, the captain, competing in the 121 pound
class. He won seven out of nine bouts. Other grapplers included, in the 128 pound
division, Herb Hillman and Gerald Somers, Chauncey Paxson at 136 pounds,
Lou Chipman and Jerry Braverman in the 145 pound classg in the 155 pound class,
John Schmuck and Elliot Cohn, at 165, Gordon Gish, Jim Henry, Terrence Roe,
Bob Schmidt, and Harry Gerhardtg and in the heavyweight class, George Rhoads.
The season opened with a 23-13 loss to Lehigh. In the next match, however,
Princeton was trounced by an identical score, Mules 23, the Tigers, 13. Army's great
,squad took the Cardinal and Gray to the tune of 29-5, but the Allentown team won
its second victory by defeating the Garnet of Swarthmore, 21-13.
Bucknell decisioned the Mules, 21-15, and Ursinus was held to a tie, 18 all. The
worst defeat of the year came at the hands of Navy's wrestlers, 34-O.
Strengthened, however, by this experience and much practice, the Mules upset
the Engineers of Lehigh, 26-8, for the year's sweetest victory. Final match of the
year was swept by King's Point Merchant Marine, another service school, 26-0.
1945-46 SQUAD WEAK
The pinch in man-power was even more keenly felt in the 1945-46 season,
as a willing but green Muhlenberg team dropped all its matches. Results included
a 36-0 defeat by Lehigh, a 33-3 drubbing by Swarthmore, a loss to Princeton, 38-0,
and defeats by Navy, 36-0, and Army, 34-0. Final match was an exhibition against
the Philadelphia Naval Hospital to entertain wounded veterans. Brightest spots in
the season were Tommy Snyder in the 121 pound class, and a young group of
wrestlers whose experience will make them potential greats for future years.
Top, the 1945 Wrestling Squad: First row, Assistant Coach Archie Leh, John Walters,
Theodore Getz, Jerome Bravermang second row, Coach Carl Frankett, Tom Snyder, Otis Som-
merville, Lawrence Delp, and Bob Klotzg bottom, left, Tom Snyder practices a "take-down"
with Ted Getz, right, Delp and Klotz in action.
Track and Cross Country
SPRING TRACK, 1943
NDER the leadership of Co-captains John Psiaki and Art Hill, the Mule thin-
clads raced through an undefeated track season, climaxing it with the confer-
ence championship for the first time in the College's history. The Mules opened their
season by defeating the Leopards of Lafayette, 862 to 391A,. Clashing at the Muhlen-
berg track, the locals' overall strength proved too muchfor the Eastonians. Mule
athletes took ten lirsts.
The foursome of Hill, Haldeman, Price, and Ahern won both the Middle
Atlantic States Conference Mile and the College Class Mile Relay at the Penn
Haverford, next on the schedule, was beaten, 861g to 58w. The Mules proved
their power by besting the Scarlet and Black team on their own Philadelphia track.
The only thing even resembling a tarnish on the squad's record was a 63-63
tie with Lehigh on May 5th. In spite of Hale's javelin heave of 185' 4" for a new
school record, the Engineers were able to eke out a tie with Mules.
Climax of the season was the winning of the M.A.S.C.A.A. championship. The
meet took place at the Lehigh track, and Muhlenberg this time beat out the Engin-
eers, who took second place. For Coach Ernie Fellows' boys the win was significant,
for it marked the first time the Mules had ever taken the league crown.
Only Cross Country meet for the Mule harriers in 1943 was one with Lehigh,
held at Muhlenberg on October 2.
By snatching first and second places, the Mules were able to humble the En-
gineers, 22-37. -
Coach Roland Wolfe's track team opened a successful season by swamping
C.C.N.Y., 85-41. Although hindered by a slow, wet track, the Allentonians easily
beat the visitors to gain their initial victory. Traveling to Swarthmore, the Mules
took their second triumph of the season by topping the Philadelphia college, 6815
Swarthmore and 'Berg combined forces to meet the University of Pennsylvania
at Franklin Field on May 6. Even with the 30 points contributed by Mule athletes,
the two schools went down to defeat before the strong Quakers, 68-59.
After their close triumph in the M.A.S.C.A.A. Track and Field championships
the year before, the local thin-clads took the title for the second consecutive year
Above is shown the 1943 Championship Penn Relay Team from Muhlenberg. Members
are, from left to right, Bob Price, Bob Haldeman, Arthur Hill, james Ahern, and James
Remaley. The 1943 track squad is pictured below.
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with ease in 1944. Acting as host school, the Cardinal and Gray piled up 58 5X6
points, twelve points ahead of the nearest college, Swarthmore. In all, nine schools
In a triangular meet with Villanova and Lehigh the Mules finished second, as
the Wildcat powerhouse captured the affair. Price LeBlanc, a 'Berg V-12 trainee, set
a new College record by pole-vaulting 12' 1". A consistent winner all year, LeBlanc
broke his ankle in the record-breaking vault.
Last track activity was the Penn Relays, where a 'Berg quartet, Miller, Sarcone,
Richeson, and Wampole, placed second in the Middle Atlantic mile relay. In the
college mile the Mules ran fifth.
TRACK IN 1945
Meeting Lafayette College in the opening meet of the season, the Mules swept
through the Leopards, winning 74-51. Chiefly responsible for the triumph were
complete sweeps in the 220, both dash and hurdles, and the pole vault. At the Penn
Relays the local runners placed sixth and fifth in the college mile relay events.
After two years of Muhlenberg domination, the Middle Atlantic track title went
to Swarthmore, the host school in 1945. Bright spot for the Mules was Coker's win
in the discus throw. In the seasonls last dual meet mighty Penn State swamped the
Mules, 108 to 18. Coker in the discus was the only first the locals could garner in
the afternoon. Swarthmore, league champion, took a triangular meet at Muhlen-
berg, compiling 104y2 points, to 34 for Muhlenberg, and ISMZ for Lehigh.
Under the leadership of Coach Bud Barker, the '46 version of Mule thin-clads
began building for future championship teams. Opening meet of the season found
four teams competing at the Muhlenberg field. VA well-balanced Bucknell squad
took first place, and Lehigh beat out the Mules for the runner-up spot, 42-MW.
Vern Miller of ,Berg captured both the discus and javelin.
Rutgers copped the conference title for the year by taking the M.A.S.C.A.A.
meet. The Mules registered 12 5 X6 points, Miller and dash man Ed Sikorski con-
tributing 11 of them. Temple topped the Allentonians in a dual meet at Phila-
delphia, 72-54, but Ed Sikorski was a double winner in the 220-yard dash and the
Final event on the schedule was a triangular meet which Lafayette took, the
Mules grabbing second, and Haverford finishing third. .
At left, Muhlenberg's Van Combs C173 finds plenty of opposition from Dick Hole of
Rhode Island State as he attempts a shot during the semi-finals of the 1946 National Invitational
Tournament. Rhode Island won the game, 59-49, behind Ernie Calverley's 27 points, but it
marked 'Berg's third consecutive appearance in the Tourney. For the story of three years of
top basketball, turn to page 138. Clnternational News Photo by Sammy Goldstein.J
FTER sweeping through an undefeated season in 1942, Coach John V. Shank-
weiler's tennis charges, crippled by the war and graduation, limped through
the 1943 season without winning any of the five matches in the abbreviated season.
At no time during the season did the local net-men manage to win a single match,
as Swarthmore, Penn State, and Lehigh overwhelmed the Mules, 9-0, and Lehigh
repeated the victory with a 10-0 win. Haverford was leading, 5-0 when rain called
a halt to that meet. Singles were played in 1943 by Ned Schantz, Hank Trostle, Ed
Muller, Don Gebert, Ed Phillips, and Dennis Webster. Doubles combinations in-
cluded Shantz and Trostle, Gebert and Phillips, and Muller and Webster.
IMPROVEMENT IN 1944
With some of these same men returning the following year, Coach Shankweiler
was able to mold a more successful team for the next court campaign. With Schantz
and Phillips back to play singles, and new men like Dave Maakestad, Dan Simon,
Dave Suess, and Welling Adams the Mules fared slightly better through the 1944
In the season's opening encounter the Engineers from Lehigh were humbled
to the tune of a 7-2 drubbing. Phillips, Simon, Suess, and Adams all turned in
singles wins, and Shantz and Maakestad, Phillips and Simon, and the pair, Adams
and Bleiler, all registered triumphs in doubles play.
The University of Pennsylvania overwhelmed the Mules, 9-0, in the season's
second match. The next week, Bucknell squeezed out a victory over the still out-
manned Mules by the narrowest of margins, 5-4. Later in the season, though, the
Bisons topped the Allentonians, 6-5. Penn Stateis racquet-wielders vanquished the
Mules 9-0 in the season's third match. By sweeping all three doubles matches Swarth-
more was able to topple the Cardinal and Gray by a 5-4 count on May 20. Muhlen-
berg's early lead was swept away as the Garnet players registered wins in the two-
Meeting their early season victims, Lehigh, once again, the Mules succeeded in
taking their second match of the spring by a 5-4 margin. Three wins in singles play
and two triumphs in the doubles competition turned the trick.
The Muhlenberg tennis squad for 1943 is above, the 1944 team below. Members of the
upper team include, left to right, Ned Schantz, Willard Inglis, Dennis Webster, Paul Gebert,
Ed Muller, Henry Trostle, Tommy Miller, and Edward Phillips. The '44 squad consisted of,
left to right, Chief Ross, Edward Phillips, Daniel Simon, David Suess, David Maakestad, Welling
Adams, Paul Bleiler, and Ned Schantz.
TENNIS STAYS ALIVE IN 1945
Without a single experienced player on the campus and with a heavy schedule
in the Biology Department allowing Coach Shankweiler no time to drill a team,
the tennis outlook at Muhlenberg was dismal as April rolled around. However, a
group of students, both civilian and Navy, determined that the College would have
some representation on the courts. Under the leadership of Hank Moyer, practice
was begun, and two matches played. Members of the informal squad included
Mason, Peterson, jones, and Cohn of the V-12 unit and Moyer, Carl Borger, and
Bob Horst, civilians.
Swarthmore and Princeton both easily managed to defeat the Mule team by
9-0 scores, but the sport continued on the campus without any interruption, even
during these critical war years.
1946 EDITION COMPILES 4 AND 3 RECORD
The tennis picture brightened in 1946 as Spring came around again. Dr. Shank-
weiler was once again able to find time to direct the Mule net-men. With the end
of the war, Wfalt Weller returned from service to head the squad. A veteran of
previous court campaigns, he returned to complete his senior year and was elected
honorary captain of the 1946 tennis team at the season's end. Back also were Bob
Ranken, and Howard Haring. Bob Cerney, erstwhile Big Ten star, was assigned
to the V-12 unit at 'Berg and also joined the team.
With Cerney playing number one singles and Weller participating in the num-
ber two spot, Klink, Ranken, Haring, Manager Ernest Hoh, and Hank Moyer filled
the other solo positions. Doubles combinations included Cerney and Klink, Weller
and Ranken, and Warren Bross paired with either Haring or Moyer.
In the season's opener Swarthmore topped the Mules, 7-2, as only VU eller won
his singles. He teamed with Ranken to score the other point in dual play. The score
was reversed against Haverford, Muhlenberg winning this one, 7-2.
Lehigh's well-drilled team twice topped the Cardinal and Gray, 9-0 the first
time, in the second match the Mules wittled the score down to 7-2.
Other victories were recorded when Drexel and Bucknell were humbled. The
first was an 8-1 win, the second, a narrow 5-4 win over the Bisons.
Tennis stars of the 1946 season included, above, from left, Don Cerney, former Big Ten star
in the V-12, Walt Weller, who returned from service to captain team, Hank Moyer, from India,
and Howard Haring, another veteran. The team below was made up of, kneeling, left to right,
Bob Ranken, Bob Cerney, W'alt Weller, and Bill Klinkg stzzndiazg, Howard Haring, Ernie Hoh,
Warren Bross, and Hank Moyer.
THE 1943 FOOTBALL SEASON
UHLENBERG'S 1943 grid machine, tutored by Alvin "Doggie" julian, now
backfield coach at Holy Cross College, was composed mainly of Navy and
Marine trainees who were stationed on the campus with the Navy V-12 program.
While most of the boys had previous collegiate experience, frequent loss of players
by transfers and injuries played havoc with Coach julian's plans for a winning ball
club. The Mules fought gamely through a long and tough schedule, winning but
one game and losing ten.
Opening the campaign with the Bulldogs of Yale in Yale Bowl in New
Haven, the Mules drew first blood as Walt Duncavage in the second period swept
around end for a score, climaxing a sustained drive which had been sparked by the
brilliant running of Bob Haldeman and the accurate passing of Dave Griffith. In
the third period Yale unleashed a passing attack which netted the Bulldogs a touch-
down. Powell of Yale later in the period intercepted a 'Berg pass and raced 55
yards for another tally to seal a 13 to 6 victory for the Bulldogs.
With Zyg Zamlynski and Al Postus running wild, Villanova threw a dark
cloud upon Muhlenberg's hopes for victory in the home season opener as the Wild-
cats romped to a 35 to 12 victory over the Mules.
Pass interceptions by Mule center Ray Zaney led to two touchdowns and a
13 to 0 victory for the Julian charges over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Grihith
carried for the first score, and Zaney scooted 59 yards for the second tally.
Meeting the Bisons of Bucknell at Lewistown in the fourth game of the season,
the Mules faced a rugged eleven which dominated the offensive play throughout
the encounter. After an early Bison touchdown Muhlenberg rallied as Yerkes went
over for a six-pointer. A second score by the Thundering Herd proved to be the last
of the day, but on four other occasions the Bisons were halted at the goal line by
a determined Muhlenberg forward wall to hold Bucknell to a 14 to 6 triumph.
Although appearing to be superior in every department the Mules were unable
to jump back into the win column in their contest the following Week with Swarth-
more. Haldeman and Yerkes tallied for 'Berg to match the two touchdowns scored
by the Philadelphia suburbans, but an unsuccessful extra point conversion attempt
gave Swarthmore a 14 to 13 edge.
Muhlenberg football stars shown on the opposite page include linemen Robert Krimmel and
Fritz Eisenhard, top row, left to right, two backs, Tony Annecchiarico and Ed Sikorski, and Dick
Webster, an end, in the second row,' in the bottom row, Dave Griliith, former Moravian ace,
who was killed in active service, William Hochella, an end, also from Moravian, center, and
Thaddeus Szela, a back. Annecchiarico, fleet Junior pass receiver, entered the service and returned
to Muhlenberg after the 1945 season was over. He thus missed playing his Senior year. Ed
Sikorski, however, returned to school after discharge to participate in spring training for the
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Paced by Iannicelli and Zodda, Franklin and Marshall added to the Mules'
problems as the Diplomats shutout the 'Berg gridders 20 to 0.
Scoring seven points in each period, with three counters the result of the passing
of Doug Rehor, the Diplomats came back the next week to again down the Mules
-28 to 6 at Lancaster. Bill Loll took a pass from Duncavage and raced 48 yards
for the lone Muhlenberg tally.
In a game played in a drenching downpour at Bucknell, the Bisons rang up
their second victory of the season over the Mules as Gene Hubka's aerials dumped
the Mules 19 to 0.
The ill-fated Mules returned home and again found the going tough as the
Atlantic City Naval Air Station's Tony Veteri passed for three touchdowns to
bewilder the julian eleven. The Mules' only score came on a sensational 75-yard run
by Bob Morton. The fracas ended with Atlantic City on top, 27 to 7.
Swarthmore, electing to give the threatening Mules an intentional automatic
safety with the score 12 to 6 and three minutes of play remaining, gained possession
of the ball and managed to nose out Muhlenberg 12 to 8 at Swarthmore. During the
last period the Mules drove to the two-yard line and then to the five but were unable
Although no match for their opponents, the Mules played inspired ball against a
crack Sampson Navy team in the season's finale. The Sampson gridders, led by
Andy Stopper of Villanova, Don Principe of the New York Giants, and Bill
Maceyko of Cornell, downed the Mules 28 to 7. Outplaying their opponents in the
second half, the Mules held Sampson to seven points while they tallied a similar
number on a score by Morton and a conversion by Walter.
GRIDIRON WARS OF 1944
The 1944 Muhlenberg football entry, also under the direction of Coach julian
and his staff, proved to be an aggressive and versatile aggregation. With a host of
able backs and a line well above average, the team compiled a record of four wins
and five defeats-a decided improvement over the previous year.
Again Navy and Marine trainees prevailed on the roster. However, civilian
talent also added to the squad and played an important role in the latter half of
the season when much of the service strength was lost due to transfer of personnel.
Muhlenberg opened the campaign with the Bucknell Bisons downing the
Mules 24 to 7. While Heet Bucknell backs frustrated the Mules' hopes of starting off
on the blue side of the ledger by crashing through for four touchdowns, the locals
had to be content with a third-period score which resulted from a pass from Charles
Lange to Joe Saltzgiver.
In an attempt to even the score with.Bucknell, Coach Julian and his hopefuls
Other Navy and Marine trainees of the 1943 football squad were Morris Quint, a back,
and joe Shanosky, big tackle, top row, and, bottom row, back George Duplaga, who also played
the following year, Frank Killian, rugged guard, and Bob Haldeman, another back.
travelled to Lewisburg the following week only to find themselves again unable
to cope with the Thundering Herd. The Cardinal and Gray line proved more for-
midable as it stalled the Bison ground attack, but Gene Hubka went to- the air for
two touchdowns and a 14 to 0 win. .
Penn State, showing too much power for the much lighter Mules, handed
the 'Berg eleven its third straight reverse as it pounded out a 58 to 13 win at
Muhlenberg's offensive strength broke loose the following week as Earl
Howell, George Duplaga, and Chester Makoid led a live-touchdown scoring parade
giving the Mules a 33 to 6 victory over Swarthmore.
Trailing 18 to 6 going into the final period in its game with Franklin and
Marshall, a spirited Muhlenberg team bowled over for two scores in the game's
closing minutes to knot the score at 18 to 18. At this point Earl Howell calmly
converted the all-important extra point to put the Mules out in front 19 to 18. As
the game ended the Mules were again knocking on the Franklin and Marshall front
door, but time ran out depriving the Mules of another score.
For his play in the Franklin and Marshall game Marine trainee Earl Howell
was awarded the Maxwell Award as the most outstanding player of the week in
A nineteen-yard touchdown pass in the second period gave Villanova a slim
7 to 0 victory over the Mules in a hard-fought battle in Philadelphia's Shibe Park.
In a second contest with Franklin and Marshall, the Mules repeated their
earlier victory over the Diplomats as they handed the Lancaster collegians an 18 to
6 defeat. Lange, passing with deadly accuracy, paved the way for the three Mule
Fumbling twelve times, the Atlantic City Naval Air Station found the Mules
ready and able to make the most of their miscues as they returned to the seaside
on the short end of a 14 to 7 defeat. With Starner and Heaps leading the scoring
attack, the Mules outraced the husky sailors for two tallies.
Winding up the campaign at Princeton, the Mules succumbed 16 to 6. 'Berg's
only scoring came on a 57-yard run by Marty Binder.
FOOTBALL IN 1945
With the roster of the 1945 squad consisting mainly of 17-year-olds, a few
discharged veterans, and a sprinkling of Navy V -5 trainees, the Mules played an
informal five-game schedule, all save one played on foreign gridirons. The record:
no victories, five defeats. L'
A trainee who had formerly been a civilian student at Muhlenberg Dick Holben, upper
left, captained the 1943 team. Upper right is Anthony Torielli, a lineman. james Devlin, insert,
was the captain in 1944. Line men of that year include Mike Rogers and Terrence Roe, bottom
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The Mules, coached by Larry Rosatti, who temporarily took over the reigns
vacated by "Doggie,' julian who moved on to Holy Cross, opened the season at
Swarthmore. Climaxing a 70-yard march in the initial period, Dick Ferrell passed
to Joe Staudinger from the five for a score. A few minutes safety gave two additional
points. Swarthmore rallied and converted to trail 8 to 7 as the half ended. In the
second half the Swarthmore attack clicked for 21 points to clinch a 28 to 8 victory.
Penn State, too powerful for the experienceless Mules, tallied 47 points in the
first half to lead Muhlenberg 47 to 0 at the end of the half. The Mules held the
Penn State reserves at bay in the second half, while Elmer McQueen drove over for
a score for the Mules after a 51-yard drive, but the surge of the Penn State first
stringers left the Mules engulfed in the lower end of a 47 to 7 score as the fracas
In the third game of the season the Mules travelled to Lancaster to meet the
Diplomats of Franklin and Marshall and found them far from easy picking. The
Diplomats scored in every period and at the same time squelched the scoring efforts
of the Mules to blank the Rosatti crew 30 to O.
In the only home game of the season, the presence of the Muhlenberg gridiron
was insufficient inspiration to spur the Mules to victory, in a loosely-played contest
with Rutgers. Muhlenberg opened up with a score on a 25-yard pass by Ferrell to
Lumpkin in the second period, but the New jerseyians came right back with a
touchdown in the same frame. Two tallies in the third stanza proved to be the
margin of victory for the Rutgers eleven as the Mules failed to even the score
again, Rutgers winning 19 to 6.
Reviving the long rivalry which had been discontinued during the war years,
Muhlenberg ended its season with a game played with Lehigh in Taylor Stadium.
In the only scoring spree of the game Lehigh's Charles Hoffman raced for a six-
pointer in the third period to break a fast half scoreless tie. The Engineers gained
six first downs to the Mules' none, however, the Mule line showed up well through-
out the game. I
Upper row, left to right, are three '43 stars, Leonard Mikionis, an end, joe Kasperski, a
back, and end James Jones. The 1945 squad with Coach Larry Rosatti is shown below.
AULTING to new heights in collegiate basketball rankings, the Muhlenberg
College teams of the past three seasons were thrice invited to National Invita-
tional tournaments in the famed New York Madison Square Garden.
The recognition the teams earned was a tribute to the outstanding basketball
knowledge of Alvin "Doggie" Julian and his successor, Lee Coker, and the undaunted
determination of the Muhlenberg representatives to produce winning combinations.
1943-1944 BASKETBALL SEASON
Muhlenberg was first selected as one of the eight best teams in the entire
United States in 1944, after the "Berg Marines" had compiled a season record of
20 victories in 24 meetings, including two verdicts over Temple University, a club
which had been selected the same season to compete in the National Collegiate
It marked the highest notch ever attained by any basketball team representing
Muhlenberg. On that nrst night, March 16, 1944, under the lights of Madison Square
Garden and before a crowd of more than 18,000 basketball-wise persons, a fast
and shifty Muhlenberg team was dumped by the tourney finalists, DePaul University
of Chicago. The score, 68 to 45.
As the Allentown followers and Muhlenberg rooters will attest, the collegians
fought pluckily and well, for it was not until the last ten minutes that the game
was decided. George Mikan and his cohorts, favored by the national polls, unleashed
a scoring assault and ended Muhlenberg's 1943-44 season.
On that squad that made nationwide headlines, there was not one outstanding
performer. It was a combination of American manhood which had coupled their
talents to achieve one end-a winning team.
As a result of the first appearance in the National Invitational Tournament,
a wave of enthusiasm was created in Allentown which marked the following teams
as teams of destiny. The squads of the following two seasons duplicated the 1944
record with last year's quintet marching into the semi-finals.
MARINE STARS ON THE SQUAD
Mel Munson had defensive ability and during the 1944 season knocked out
many would-be points with his towering height. Roy Triebel, whose heart was as
big as his body, topped off his season's performance by leaving his sick-bay bed
after three week's confinement to participate in the tourney. Cy Davis and Dick
Temple's elongated Bill Budd reaches high in the air to take the ball off the backboard
at Rockne Hall. Mule players are Munson CIZD and Dick Miller, jumping. The Mules topped
the Owls 34-32 here and also whipped them at Convention Hall during the 1943-44 season.
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Miller became the forward scoring twins after the season inaugral. Clem Doumont
was the ace in the julian-coached combination who trumped the opponer1t's goals
with one-hand push shots. Bob Smith was the aggressor. Hank Baietti was the floor
general because of his smooth, hard working performances, and it was he who
was responsible for starting the Muhlenberg plays.
Diminutive Jimmy Capehart, who thrilled all with his deception on the hard-
woods, whipped the cagers into action. Although weary and intense, he was the
main sparkplug in the 1944 Muhlenberg machine. Several days before the first tourna-
ment game the United States Marines transferred Jimmy, sending him into another
base for additional training for his later participation in the Pacific campaign. The
West Virginian missed the opportunity awaited by all basketball players, that of
playing in the tournament. He was not forgotten. His buddies played that game
for him and then later entered the same theatre of war in the fight for freedom.
Now with the war over, many of this same group have returned to the Muhlenberg
campus to continue studies and again play basketball.
jimmy Crampsey, basketball immortal at Muhlenberg in 1942 and 1943 who
registered over 300 points as a civilian student in one season, rejoined the Muhlen-
berg team to play in the Garden. He was a Naval trainee student at Penn and was
transferred to the air training course at Muh1enberg's annex, Moravian College in
The then unknown Mule five began its 1943-44 campaign with an unexpected
50-47 win over traditionally strong C.C.N.Y. on the New Yorkers' home court.
The Beavers were pre-game favorites, but the talent-ladden Allentonians upset the
dope with their triumph. Munson, Meyerdierks, only hold-over from the 'Berg
team of the previous year, and Baietti led the attack. A win over Penn State in
Rockne Hall followed this triumph.
The Cardinal and Gray's first defeat of the young season was sustained on
December 8 when Princeton, playing on its home court edged out the Mules, 39-37,
in a thrilling battle. A 34-32 win over the Temple Owls, however, stamped the
Mules as one of the state's better clubs. Munson with 16 points was the big noise
Win Number Four found the local team pounding out a 73-52 margin over
the outclassed Engineers of Lehigh. The regulars built up a commanding lead, and
the second stringers kept piling it on. Next Swarthmore College was humbled, 63-35.
Baiettils 19 and Munson's 13 points led the way.
jack Meyerdierks played his last game before being transferred when St.
Top, The 1943-44 basketball squad: left to right, Coach Al Julian, Roy Triebel, Richard
Miller, Leonard Stanford, Charles Miller, james Capehart, Clement Doumont, Mel Munson,
Henry Baietti, and Robert Smith. Bottom, the team in a pre-game huddle. The group includes
Coach Julian, Mel Munson, Hank Baietti, Dick Miller, Bob Smith, Cy Davis, Clem Doumont,
Roy Triebel, and jim Crampsey, left to right.
joseph's College was beaten in Philadelphia by a 53-41 score. The string of victories
continued with another triumph over the Garnet of Swarthmore, this time 40-28,
the game being played away. Dick Miller, earning a starting berth for the first time,
tabbed 16 points.
The Villanova Wildcats, after holding the powerful Mules to a 32-28 score
for three quarters, fell by the way in the final canto, with the Cardinal and Gray
taking the contest 53-38. The win was especially significant because Villanova had
beaten Princeton, Muhlenberg's only conqueror.
Deserting collegiate ranks for their next encounter, the Mules met the red hot
Philadelphia Coast Guard quintet at Rockne Hall, and after what fans termed the
"best game of the year" the local five emerged on the long end of a 58-41 score.
Only in the fourth period did the Muhlenberg superiority begin to exert itself. The
undefeated Bucknell Bisons invaded Allentown only to be defeated 48-32 before
a capacity house. In less than four minutes the Mules jumped to a 9-0 lead that they
Meeting the University of Pennsylvania for the first time since 1926, Muhlen-
berg's team lost its first home game of the season, as the Quakers, playing their best
ball of the year, won, 58-46. Next game, however, using the varsity only sparingly,
Coach julian watched his squad trample the Philadelphia Marines by a score of
61 to 35. A 16-4 score piled up at the end of the first quarter was sufficient evidence
of 'Berg's scoring superiority.
Before another capacity house 'Berg racked up win twelve by scoring 8 points
in the last fifty seconds to outscore Billy Furgesonis St. Joe Hawks, 49-41. The tri-
umph shattered the Philadelphians' eight-game win streak.
The Albright Lions were ranked as Number One basketball power in the state
of Pennsylvania when they laid their streak of eight straight wins on the line at
Rockne Hall on January 29. The result was a 57-26 outclassing, with the mighty
Mules completely brushing aside the tall but impotent Reading five. Smith's 14 and
Baietti's 12 points took the roar out of the Lions.
One of the outstanding victories of the season occurred when Baietti, Triebel,
and Company uncorked a dazzling second half offensive to top the University of
West Virginia, 76-45. A perfect night from the charity line Q12 for 121 and superior
conditioning were responsible for the win.
Hank Baietti's 22 points were predominent as the Marine team of Muhlenberg
sharpshooters clipped a Navy-manned five from Bloomsburg State Teachers College.
At half time it was 33-17, and the final count was 67-51.
Anxious for revenge for the early season beating, C.C.N.Y. engaged the high
flying Mules at Rockne Hall in a return engagement only to head back to Manhattan
the victim of a 59-41 defeat. The Allentown quintet simply had too much, piled up
an early lead, and coasted to a surprisingly easy triumph.
The Garden's entrance advertises action, above, as the Mules clash with De Paul in the
National Invitational Tourney. De Paulls giant center, George Mikan, is shown attempting a
shot which Muhlenberg's Baietti has blocked.
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The Mules followed this win up by trouncing Temple at Convention Hall by
the decisive margin of 48-38. A second half drive that was not to be denied turned
the trick, and the Mules were stamped as outstanding, in spite of a 39-37 upset
loss to Bucknell at Lewisburg.
Finishing the season with a blaze of glory, the Cardinal and Gray quintet
trimmed Franklin and Marshall 63-44, laced Lehigh, 56-37, and polished off Vill-
anova again for victory number 20. Mel Munson set a new college scoring record
by dumping 25 points in the baskets against the Engineers. Thus in the regular
season the star-studded squad lost only three games and drew 33,933 paid admissions
to 15 home games.
Along with DePaul, Bowling Green, St. Johnls, Oklahoma A. and M., Canisius,
Kentucky, and Utah, the Allentown basketball team appeared in the National
Invitational Tourney. To warm up for the Garden affair the Mules met and lost
to a tough Sampson Naval Training Station team, 52-47. The Garden game was
all George Mikan as the six-foot nine-inch giant scored 27 points and scooped at
least 20 'Berg shots out of the basket.
The '44-'45 squad is shown in the upper picture. Left to right, they are Coach julian,
Charles Gillen, Al julian, jr., Charles Thiesen, john Bird, Robert O'Brien, Tex Rickert,
Richard Whiting, jim Doran, and Oscar Baldwin. Three reasons why the Mules were invited
to the National Invitational Tournament were, left to rigbt, below, Johnny Bird, Chuck
Thiesen, and Bob O'Brien, all freshmen.
BASKETBALL IN THE 1944-45 SEASON
The United States Navy and fate combined to send basketball material to
Muhlenberg again the following season when Alvin julian shaped and moulded
another National Invitational tournament entry. '
Muhlenberg entered the second round of the tourney on March 19, 1945 and
was pitted against the defending champions, St. John's University of Brooklyn.
The season was bound with success and sorrow. The combination of Oscar
"Red" Baldwin, Charlie Thiesen, Jimmy Doran, Richard Prange, Dick Whiting,
Joe Bird, and Bob O'Brien compiled a 24 out of 27 game win record when the
tournament selection was made.
Several days before National Invitational Tournament officials announced that
Muhlenberg was selected to play in the classic, Alvin Julian was appointed head
basketball coach at' Holy Cross at Worcester, Massachusetts. However, julian re-
mained with the Mules until the tourney was completed.
When Julian left Allentown, nine years of a varied career for the colorful
mentor were completed. During that period he had good and bad seasons, but the
two basketball tournament teams earned him a nationwide reputation for his capa-
After wading through one of the toughest schedules for small colleges in Eastern
United States, Muhlenberg entered its second tournament. This time, the Mules
made it an interesting game with St. .lohn's defending champions.
With Baldwinls accurate shooting, the Mules-underdogs by a 15 to 1 margin
-held a 10-O lead at the quarter mark. And in the last quarter they came within
a split hair of upsetting the New York dope, losing out in the last minute, 34 to 35.
The lead in that game changed hands eleven times and the one-point defeat was
THE TEAM A
Red Baldwin, a tireless forward from London, Kentucky, and a Muhlenberg
Navy trainee, was selected by the Associated Press by almost unanimous choice to a
first-team berth on the All-Pennsylvania collegiate team. The carrot-top set a scoring
record with 537 markers and was the pace-setter in the Middle Atlantic collegiate
Charlie Gillen, Philadelphia boy who played throughout the greater part of
the season and was a main factor in the remarkable record the College team made,
left classes to enter war work. Several weeks later he died of a rheumatic heart.
Members of the Muhlenberg team served as pallbearers at the funeral for the young
Other members of the '44-'45 team are at left. Charley Gillen, diminutive guard, left
school during the semester to work in a Philadelphia war plant. His sudden death shocked
sports enthusiasts, who liked Gillen's aggressiveness. Tex Rickert and Al julian, center, were
capable substitutes. "Red" Baldwin, upper right, was scoring ace of the season. jim Doran,
lower left, was captain. Lower right is Dick Whiting, Naval trainee from Lower Merion, Penn-
sylvania, who started at guard.
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an all-state scholastic choice the preceding season, was a line scoring star. Charlie
Thiesen was the master ball handler. john Bird was a dead-pan shooting wizardg
Bobby O'Brien, a wide-awake, aggressive guard. They combined fwith Baldwin to
form a champion team. Muhlenberg had little reserve strength, a factor that dropped
the team from the tourney. Alvin Julian, jr., and Tex Rickert, both in their first
seasons of collegiate basketball were hard workers but lacked the much-needed
experience of actual competition.
As in the season before, another Muhlenberg player entered the armed service
several days before the tourney. John Bird was inducted into the Army, but camp
officers gave him a furlough to play in the tournament game.
SUMMARY OF THE GAMES
Prospects for the 1944-45 basketball season were far from bright when Coach
Al "Doggie" Julian started practice with no men from the previous season's Marine
trainee squad, but out of few Naval trainees and a group of outstanding freshmen,
he moulded a team that swept through to eleven straight triumphs, another Garden
bid, and a one-point loss to St. John's powerful team in the Invitational Tourney.
Though lacking in reserve power, especially towards the end of the season, the
Mules won 24 out of 28 games.
The season began in late November with a classy 64-34 win over the Juniata
Indians at Rockne Hall. Chuck Thiesen and Charley Gillen, two diminutive fresh-
men, paced the attack with 14 points each, and Red Baldwin, playing his first game
for the Cardinal and Gray, tallied 12. In a rough game against Drew University
the Mules made it two in a row by trouncing the New jersey five, 45-16. Baldwin's
15 was the biggest total in the winner's column, but everybody played as julian
emptied the bench.
First big test of the year was against Princeton University, and the locals won
easily, 53-27. This time Oscar Baldwin had 16 points. Playing at State College,
the Mules had a close call, finally grasping victory from the tall Penn State quintet
by a one-point margin, 37-36, in an overtime encounter. Baldwin tallied 16 and
Gillen 10. State led most of the way and the score was tied 30 all at the end of
the regulation time. After two quick Lion goals, ,Berg dumped the seven points
into the hoop that sewed up the game.
The College's well-balanced machine chalked up its fifth consecutive victory
by crushing Lehigh, 57-25. Johnny Bird racked up 12 tallies for scoring honors, and
the whole squad played a part in the win. For the second time in the young season
the Cardinal and Gray dribblers humbled Princeton, this time, 46-40, at the losers'
Muhlenberg's top conquest of the 1945-46 season was a 62-45 triumph over Navy, who
previously had lost only one game to North Carolina and that by one point. Typical of the
Mule quintet's alert play are the scenes at left. Top, Baldwin C26D, Combs C17D, and Doran
C201 await a jump. Middle, Van Combs dives on the floor for the ball. Harry Donovan C211
is in the foreground. Bottom, Action under the backboard.
court. It was Dick Whiting's 13 points, including seven for nine at the foul line,
that led the way.
In beating St. Francis College, 56-18, in Madison Square Garden the Mules
definitely stamped themselves as being among the hard-wood elite of the East.
Baldwin tabbed 15 points that night, Jim Doran 13, and Gillen 10, as the Terriers
were simply outclassed all the way. Muhlenberg's defensive prowess was one of the
most outstanding exhibitions seen in the Garden all year.
In a thrilling game at Rockne Hall the fighting Allentown five grabbed a 34-33
thriller from Columbia University. Dick Whiting paced the winners with 14 points.
'Berg led at half time, 19-16, and fought stubbornly to hold this lead for the rest
of the game.
Last game of the old year saw the Mules upset the University of Pennsylvania in
a beautifully played game at Convention Hall. Dick Whiting's 18 points, most of
them coming on long set-shots, helped as the unbeaten Mules rolled to a 42-38
Although decidedly off form, the team still packed enough wallop to trip
Swarthmore College on January 3 to make it ten straight victories. Doran's 10
points were high in the 38-23 scoring duel. The Wildcats of Villanova attempted
to stop the high-fiying Mules by freezing the ball for three-quarters of the game,
but the locals won, 32-20, in a low scoring match. Doran's 10 points once again
made him leading scorer for the evening, and the Philadelphians set some sort of
a record by failing to score for twenty-two consecutive minutes.
The season's first set-back came at the hands of a rugged Temple team by a
58-47 count. The Owls were simply too big and dominated play under the back-
boards. Both Baldwin and Doran got 12 points. Undaunted, however, the Mules
began another victory chain. Franklin and Marshall was humbled 62-33, as no
fewer than three men, O'Brien, Thiesen, and Baldwin broke in the two-figure scoring
column. Swarthmore was beaten on its own court, 46-33, Red Baldwin making 25
points. A big 19-4 lead helped the Julian men take the Philadelphia Marine Corps
live into camp, 46-40.
Two more easy victories were registered against Villanova and Lehigh by scores
of 46-22 and 53-26. In both cases Muhlenberg started fast and was never headed.
Once again a highly touted Albright team came to Allentown undefeated, and
once again the Lions returned to Reading badly outplayed and beaten. This year
the score was 59-34, and Red Baldwin piled up 20 points, while Albright's six-foot
nine-inch "Lanky" Landis was held to three tallies.
At right are six stars of the 1945-46 team. Upper row, left to right, are Captain Jim
Doran, and Muhlenberg's brother act, Eddie and Harry Donovan. Harry was named captain
of the All-Pennsylvania team. Below are Al Rubbert and Leo Martini, two fast guards. Joe
Podany, lower right, was the first Muhlenberg athlete to enter the service. After discharge he
returned to play on Muhlenberg's third straight National Invitational squad. Podany was the
only senior on the team.
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Bucknell threw a scare into the Mules in their two games. In both cases 'Berg
rallied in the closing minutes to take the contests, 35-33 and 51-41. In another well-
played game the Cardinal and Gray, playing at home, turned back the University of
Proving that they could win when the chips were down, the Mules defeated
a tough Columbia team in New York, 47-44, in an extra period. Baldwin, once again,
was the offensive star, this time he had 23 counters.
In their next game the locals came within a hair's breath of upsetting Navy on
its own court. Though 'Berg led at half-time, 21-11, Navy's indoor football tactics
and Doran's loss on fouls, won the game for the Midshipmen, 40-32. Albright,
aided by some ragged officiating, squeezed out a 43-40 win over the Allentown five
in the next game. Baldwin, again, stole scoring honors with 19.
Ending the regular season in a blaze of glory, the Mules topped a hard-pressing
Philadelphia Coast Guard team, 48-43, and spilled Franklin and Marshall once more,
54-41 to compile a record of 23 wins in 26 tries.
To Warm up for their second straight Tournament game the 'Berg quintet
played the tough Philadelphia Naval Hospital outfit, winning 36-35 on Dick Whit-
ing's last minute foul shot. Then came the thrilling battle with St. John's favored
hve, with its excitement right down to the last second, when a Muhlenberg shot
rolled 'round the rim. dropped out of the shaking basket, and gave the New Yorkers
a 34-33 decision.
"Red" Baldwin at work. Above, "Tex" jumps for the ball against Lafayette's Semko and
Zipple. Below, he slips a basket in against Navy. Bandage on his left wrist is from the Val-
paraiso game when Baldwin crashed through a door.
THE 1945-46 BASKETBALL SEASON
The team of teams followed the next season. Baldwin and Jimmy Doran, the
later captain of the quintet, were used to form a nucleus for the greatest Muhlen-
berg team in history.
Lee Coker, serving as an assistant to Julian because he liked basketball, agreed
to take up the coaching reigns until a full-time coach could be appointed in those
days of uncertainties.
The 1945-1946 season had all the excitement that could be possibly wrapped
into one schedule of 25 games. The scintillating crew won 22 games and corralled
their third invitation tournament bid in succession.
Among the Muhlenberg victims were Navy, Valparaiso and Pennsylvania. But,
besides knocking off the basketball powers, the 'Berg civilians were spilled twice by
Lafayette, one a 59-58 overtime thriller for the Middle Atlantic Conference cham-
On March 16, 1946, a tired and weary Muhlenberg team went on to outfox
and outplay Syracuse, 47 to 41, in the first round elimination in the National Invi-
tational Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Rhode Island, the fastest team in
the country, defeated Muhlenberg in the semi-final, 59 to 49, and Muhlenberg closed
out the season by losing 65 to 40 to West Virginia.
CIVILIAN TEAM IN 1945-46
Three days before the tournament opened, Muhlenberg's Harry Donovan was
bestowed with three honors within a 24-hour period from all sections. He was
chosen as one of the best five players to appear in Madison Square Garden in the
regulation season. The Bogota, N. J., athlete nosed out Red Baldwin for the most
valuable player award in the Middle Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament
in Bethlehem. The 19-year-old freshman was selected to play on the All-East team
in the New York Herald-Tribune Fresh Air fund game against the All-West stars.
To top prior awards, Donovan was chosen at the close of the season to be honorary
captain on the Associated Press All-Pennsylvania team.
Baldwin lost by one vote margin to Jimmy Joyce of Temple University for a
first team berth on the same squad, and jimmy Doran, the steady, dependable
captain, earned a third-team position.
Eddie Donovan, brother of Harry Donovan, was the standout defensive per-
former throughout the season. Baldwin starred in offensive cleverness and faking.
These two were responsible for sending Muhlenberg into the semi-finals in the
Top picture presents the '45-'46 squad. Left to right, Coach Lee Coker, John Waechili,
Leo Martini, Al Rubbert, Frank Borrell, joe Staudinger, Richard Hale, Joe Podany, Harry
Donovan, Van Combs, jim Doran, Oscar Baldwin, and Ed Donovan. An action shot below as
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The other Muhlenberg cagers who shared honors on the team of teams were
Van Combs, wounded Air Force veteran who dazed opponents with hook shots
from all corners of the hardwoods, A1 Rubbert, the fastest dribbler and best offensive
player to wear Mule togsg Leo Martini, whose consistent floorwork wore down the
opposition, joe Podany, only senior squad member, who was capable of holding
the team together in time of stress, Dick Hale, a defensive whirlwindg joe Staud-
inger, a clever point-getter, and john Waelchli, who was equally adept in defense
and offensive play.
As the season drew to a close, Athletic Director Gurney Afflerbach announced
that Bud Barker had been named Muhlenberg basketball coach. Barker succeeds
Lee Coker, the Allentown businessman who coached because he liked basketball and
sent Muhlenberg's bunting rising to the greatest height in inter-collegiate compe-
tition, and set the goal for future coaches and teams from this College to duplicate
TWENTY-THREE WINS DURING SEASON
The curtain was raised on the 1945-46 season on November 28 at Princeton
with an overwhelming 62-36 triumph over the Tigers. Wfith this auspicious be-
ginning the 'Berg cage crew began what was destined to be the greatest season in
the history of the College. Only for the first few minutes when they piled up an
8-0 lead were the New jersey boys in the game, as Red Baldwin with 14 points,
Harry Donovan with 12, and guard Jim Doran with 13 led the barrage of baskets.
The Mules, displaying exceptionally fine footwork and accurate shooting for so
early in the season, were coached by Lee Coker, who had assisted Doggie julian in
previous years, and Floyd Schwartzwalder, new head of the Physical -Education
First home encounter of the year at Rockne Hall pitted a scrappy LaSalle
College five against the local team. After an evenly contested first half, the Muhlen-
berg basketeers shifted into high gear and rolled to a 51-33 victory. Both starting
forwards, Harry Donovan and Red Baldwin, had 10 points to pace the attack,
while Captain Bob Walters of the Explorers also dumped in five field goals.
Ex-Muhlenberg star Jack Hewson was the whole show with 17 points as the
Temple Owls topped Muhlenberg 47-53 in the season's opener at Philadelphia's
Convention Hall. The six-foot six-inch Cherry and Wfhite Navy trainee was the
difference in the two clubs as Muhlenberg's scoring attack stalled against the bigger
Temple five. The Donovan brothers, Harry with 10 and Eddie with 9 points, were
the bright spots in the picture for the Allentonians.
The final game of the old year saw the Mules return to their winning ways
Jim Doran scrambles after the ball, left, and Red Baldwin jumps against Navy. Number
19 for Navy is Dick Duden, All-American footballer. Baldwin again and Combs, in the air,
during the Bucknell game. The Bisons were beaten here, 63-45. Harry Donovan f21j circles
under the basket while brother Ed USD waits in front of the basket for the rebound in the
Villanova game, lower right.
as K'Hurricane Harry" Donovan's 21 tallies paved the way for an upset of the zone-
conscious Nittany Lions of Penn State, who were playing on their home court. Joe
Podany's long screamers from midcourt also were important in the win.
Noticeably stale after the Christmas lay-off, the Cardinal and Gray quintet was
pressed to win its first game in 1946, played at home against Princeton, who had
been soundly trounced in the season's curtain-raiser. Final score was 46-56, but
the Tigers knotted the score four times throughout the evening, as late as the third
quarter. Baldwin's 14 and Podany's 10 were the highest totals in the locals' scoring
Triumph number six was by a 47-58 score over Penn State, but Muhlenberg was
pressed all the way. The tall rangy visitors set a fast pace, and Muhlenbergis
superiority exerted itself only in the final period. High scorers: Red Baldwin, 15,
Harry Donovan, 15.
A new scoring star was revealed as the Mules were forced to come from behind
to defeat a fighting Franklin and Marshall team, 56-46, at Lancaster. Van Combs,
hook shot artist, hung up six baskets and five from the free-throw line for 17 points.
Harry Donovan had 14, and Jim Doran's defensive play was outstanding.
Before an absolutely jammed-to-capacity house at Rockne Hall, the Long Island
University Blackbirds, long a nationally known hard-wood power, were beaten by
Muhlenberg, 46-55, in a rough contest. The big crowd went wild as the locals
jumped to a quick 9-1 lead on shots by Harry Donovan and Combs and then held
that lead through the encounter. Donovan and Combs were the big scorers of
the evening with 14 and 15 points respectively. jackie Goldsmith, set-shot ace for
the visitors, was held to 10 points by the splendid guarding of Leo Martini and
By scoring twenty-four points in a ten-minute span of the third period, the
Cardinal and Gray netted victory eight fin nine startsj in trouncing Lafayette 59-48.
The Kentucky Kid, Van Combs, was the evening's scoring star with 21 points, jim
Doran had 15.
Another Middle Atlantic League contest played at Rockne Hall found 'Berg
easily topping Bucknell, 65-45. The varsity played only half the game, but Red
Baldwin racked up 25 big counters and Harry Donovan tabbed 17. Thereafter the
subs took over.
One of the closest games of the year was the 50-47 win against the University
of Pennsylvania at Rockne Hall. The Quakers, with more than 5000 fans looking
on, played some of their best ball of the year, and the victory wasn't clinched until
Van Combs made a field goal with just 50 seconds to go. Red Baldwin totaled 17
points, and Harry Donovan was right on his heels with 15 more. Tommy Upton's
long shots kept Penn in the game.
Al Rubbert lights for the ball on the floor as Combs C17J and Ed Donovan C155 look on.
Valparaiso players in the foreground are Meadows and Belsawski, two ace guards. The Mules
beat the tall Plainsmen at Rockne Hall, 61-55.
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The rugged scheduling that had 'Berg playing games on successive nights seemed
to have a stimulating effect on the scoring eye of the Allentown quintet as they
thumped Lehigh 87 to 44 on Friday night and laced Franklin and Marshall 87-34
the following evening to break two existing scoring records at Rockne Hall. When,
the next Wednesday, the team again crushed the hapless Engineers by a 73-37 count,
weary statisticians rushed for the adding machines to total up the carnage. Against
Lehigh in the first game no fewer than four of the smooth working Allentown
quintet reached the double column in scoring: Combs, 21, Baldwin, 13, Ed Donovan,
12, brother,Harry, 11, and substitute Dick Hale, 10. In the Saturday night game
the 87-point total set a new team record for Rockne Hall and the 27 points tallied
by both Baldwin and Harry Donovan also smashed the individual scoring record.
Totals for the second Lehigh game showed H. Donovan with 21, Combs with 15,
and Doran with 11.
Next win was an uncomfortably close 45-39 triumph in an up-hill battle with
the Bucknell Bisons at their tricky Lewisburg court. It was even-stephen from the
court, each team sinking 16 field goals, but from the charity line 'Berg dropped 9
out of 11, and that accuracy made the difference. Scoring honors, as usual, went to
Baldwin Q12 pointsj and Harry Donovan f10j.
Playing superb ball, perhaps their best of the year, the Allentown collegians
tripped a good Gettysburg team by the decisive score of 67 to 45 on the Bullets
home court. Gettysburg fans were long and loud in their admiration of the smooth
accurate attack of the Cardinal and Gray, which worked to perfection that night.
Van Combs from a forward spot piled up 23 points, guard Harry Donovan had 17,
and veteran center Jim Doran added 10.
Fresh from a triumph over Holy Cross at Boston, the skyscraping giants of
Valparaiso University invaded Rockne Hall before a capacity crowd, that Howed
into every possible inch of space. The Indiana outfit, booked as the tallest team in
basketball, was humbled by a 61-55 score. Featuring a squad loaded with six-nine
giants, the visitors led 32-31, when Podany's interception, Combs goal, and three
quick buckets, two by Podany and one by Baldwin, iced the game. Combs got 16
points on beautiful hook shots, and Harry Donovan had 13. The victory was a costly
one, however, as Red Baldwin crashed through a door, cutting his wrist badly.
Playing without "Baldy", the Mules lost a 49-47 heart-breaker to Lafayette on
the Eastonians court. Although Combs dumped 13 counters through and Ed Dono-
van had 11, Marty Zippel's 15 points for Bill Anderson's well-drilled squad took
Showing the qualities of a great ball club, however, the Mules in the next game
rode to their greatest triumph of the year by brushing aside highly regarded Navy
to the tune of 62 to 45. The locals piled up a 12-2 lead before the dazed midshipmen
Joe Podany drives in for a field goal, upper left. At right, Muhlenberg and Villanova
players await a rebound. The Mules won, 67-46. Below, left, "Moose" Maddock, six-foot nine-
inch Valparaiso center reaches for the ball as Red Baldwin C262 also goes up. In the picture
bottom right, Ed Donovan snares the ball as Reyblitz and Burr of Villanova look on.
could even call time out. There were three big scorers: Harry Donovan with 20
points, Van Combs with 15, and Red Baldwin with 10.
In a thorough trouncing of the Villanova Wildcats, the final score of Muhlen-
berg's 18th win was 67-46. Muhlenberg started slowly, registering only three field
goals in the initial canto, but outside of Lord's set-shots the had 21 points, the
Philadelphians failed to do much.
A big 13-0 lead over the Hawks of St. Joseph's College enabled the Mules to coast
to a 58-49 triumph. The game was played at home and after the fast start the
local team took things easy. Harry Donovan had 16, Combs 15, and Doran 10.
In the last home game of the season Gettysburg was beaten by a 56-34 count.
It was win number 21 in 25 games and assured the Cardinal and Gray of a tie for
first place in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Muhlenberg had a decidedly off night,
but even so was entirely too strong for the Bullets. At the send of the third period
it was 45-25, and the subs took over completely. Combs f16j, Baldwin f15j, and
Donovan QIOJ led the scoring.
Final game of the regular season was a set-to with St. Francis College in
Madison Square Garden. Admittedly a schedule-maker,s mistake, the contest saw
the Mules soundly thrash their New York opponent, 70-50. The dazzling attack of
the Allentonians and their sterling defensive play practically clinched a berth in
post-season play-offs. Also, the game was a personal triumph for Muhlenberg's
whirling-dervish guard, Harry, the Hurricane, Donovan, who threw up nine Held
goals from all angles of the floor and added six more charity tosses to total 24
points. In addition, he was all over the hard-wood on defense and gave one of the
best solo performances seen during the season in Gotham. Van Combs racked up
19 points, for another of the highest individual totals in the Garden for the year.
The Middle Atlantic play-offs, held in Lehighls Grace Hall were won by
Lafayette with an up-set, over-time 59-58 win over ,Berg and a victory over Rutgers,
whom they had beaten twice in the regular season. Though trailing most of the
way, the fighting Eastonians tied the somewhat ragged Mules in the closing minutes
and won in a thrilling extra period. Oscar Baldwin sank 26 points from his pivot
spot for individual honors. He added 21 more the next night in a consolation game
with outclassed Ursinus, who bowed 67-30.
Entering the Garden classic as underdogs against the tall Syracuse University
quintet, the Mules once again demonstrated that they played their best ball after a
defeat, for they eliminated the Orange 47-41. Oscar Baldwin's 23 points were the
big noise, but it was Muhlenberg's deliberate type of play that clinched the win.
The over-anxious New Yorkers fouled out two centers trying to stop Baldwin and
The 1945-46 Junior Varsity Squad. Above, left, Paul Albert and Frank Borrellg right,
Coach Willie Piff explains a play to joe Staudinger and john Lesko. The team below included,
front row, left to right, Ora Wooster, Paul Schroy, Paul Clausen, John Mazzacca, and john
Lesko, second row, Coach Piif, Frank Borrell, George Courtney, XValt Busch, Paul Albert, Joe
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committed eight infractions in the last two minutes in an attempt to gain possession
of the ball.
Little Ernie Calverley, the 140-pound center of the shot-crazy Rhode Island
State five, almost single-handedly defeated Muhlenberg in the semi-final round with
27 points. Baldwin tallied 18, but the final count was 59-49. For the Mules the
bottom dropped out of the contest when Ed Donovan left in the third period via
the foul route. In the final consolation game, the Cardinal and Gray, now Worn
out by their long schedule, lost to a sharpshooting West Virginia team, 65-40.
Kentucky by virtue of a one-point Win over Rhode Island took first honors, and
the Muhlenberg quintet, greatest in the College's history, returned home to a
rousing reception. .
The Varsity in action as, upper left, Leo Martini takes over in the St. Joseph's game.
Upper right shows the local five in the process of taking Bucknell over in a league game at
Rockne Hall. Below, The Junior Varsity during a preliminary game.
OCCER was instituted as a major sport on the Muhlenberg campus in the Fall
of 1943 and during the war years has won itself a permanent, popular place on
College athletic schedules. Morgan Schaeffer, who was an outstanding player on
successful Girard College teams, was selected to coach the first soccer squad in the
history of the school. The Mules presented a very impressive record with their nine-
game schedule which included such outstanding teams as Penn State, Swarthmore,
and Stevens Institute.
'Berg conceded the first two games of the season to Swarthmore and Prince-
ton by single goals. However, the remaining games proved to be victories for the
Mules with the exception of one tie with Penn State. '
The Marine members and their respective positions on the team were: Turner
Hastings, forward, Daniel Simon, half-back, Herb Morgan, full-back, Irving Snyder,
full-back, Ed Holdredge, forward, James Svec, forward, Don Mable, forward, joe
Murray, half-back, James Schaeffer, half-back, and james Downey, lineman.
The Navy representatives were: Jack Kistenmacher, center-forward, Hank
Trostle, goalie, Francis Schrader, half-back, Stan Houston, forward, James Chorlton,
half-back, Ed Styles, forward, Robert Homer, forward, Ernest Triemer, full-back,
Charles Graef, full-back, Paul Slifer, half-back, jim Glaab, forward, Dan Webster,
forward, and M. Everhart, half-back.
There wasn't a single Navy or Marine member of the successful 1943 soccer
team present to begin practice with the 1944 squad. This season's record shows a
single win over Ursinus and seven defeats suffered at the hands of such teams as
Navy, Temple, Penn State, and Princeton.
The new contingent of Navy and Marine trainees provided a reservoir of soccer
Navy members representing Muhlenberg on the 1944 squad were: Herbert Kum-
mel, forward, John Beard, forward, Art Kirstein, forward, Harry Zanks, forward,
Chancey Paxson, forward, George Rhoads, halfback, Robert Campbell, forward,
Louis Cioffi, forward, Bill Schmidt, halfback, Art Silverstein, half-back, Dominic
Sciamanda, forward, Don Boyer, forward, Bernard Richert, half-back, Fred Pauley,
forward, Bill Palmer, goalie, Robert Phillips, full-back, Bill Deakman, half-back,
Ronald Shore, forward, and Tom Carey, half-back.
The Marine members were: jim Harron, full-back, Paul Hazleton, full-back,
Howell Mount, half-back, Bill Frye, goalie, and Herbert Peck, half-back.
The four civilians to play were: Harry Rank, forward, Joe Bretz, half-back,
Sandy Ersner, forward, and Robert Krosner, half-back.
In the top picture Harry Donovan gets a hand on the ball, while surrounded by Penn
State players. Number 7 for State is rangy Homer Currie, big center. Bottom is Muhlenberg's
1943 soccer squad. The sport gained in popularity during the war years.
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Previous to the last game of the season, Coach Morgan Schaeffer was stricken
with a heart attackg therefore the last game was coached by Dusty Rhoads, center
half-back and backbone of the team.
Because of Coach Morgan Schaeffer's inability to resume his coaching activities,
the responsibility for the 1945 'lMule" soccer team was placed in the hands of Charles
"Chili" Altemose, who simultaneously played with the Philadelphia Nationals and
coached the "Mules".
The squad was certainly inexperienced but definitely showed a lighting spirit.
Competing against some of the top soccer talent in the east, the Cardinal and Gray
Booters compiled a two and five record against such schools as Swarthmore, Lehigh,
Princeton, Penn State, Temple, and Navy. Most of the squad members were playing
the sport for the first time, and since many of these men are returning to college
this year the eight-match schedule for 1946 should find the Mules compiling a better
Co-captains for the '45 soccer team abo-ue, are jack Kistenmacher, left, of Philadelphia, and
Hank Trostle of Reading. In the basketball shot below, Lafayette's Semko CGD, Krasner CSD,
Jordan CIZJ, and Milne C9j watch as Red Baldwin sinks another from his favorite pivot spot.
He had 26 points in this play-off game.
ASEBALL at Muhlenberg was, perhaps, the hardest hit of all sports on the
campus during the war, but never once did the Athletic Department decide to
give up. Though war-time baseball teams had poor records statistically, the spirit on
the squads was that which .always is typical of a Muhlenberg team.
In 1943, the last year of regular peacetime baseball at the College, Doggie
Julian's Mule nine, with many students playing their last season of civilian ball, came
through the season with a record of six wins and five losses. Most outstanding and
most remembered games were the Lafayette and Penn State triumphs, because of
the superb hurling of the two pitching stars of the year, Stone and Jakobowski.
Stone, an all-around athlete at 'Berg, hurled a one hit, 1 to 0 win over the Leopards
of Lafayette, "Jake" pitched an equally good game against State, giving them but
two hits and winning, 2 to 1. This was a heavy hitting club and featured such slug-
gers as jim Crampsey and George Bibighaus.
The Marine and Navy units supplied all the material for the 1944 team,
the last coached by Doggie julian. The squad headlined such stars as Mark,
Baietti, Davis, and McGraw. Mark and Baietti shouldered the brunt of the hurling
duties, while Davis and Schroeder led the hitters, Davis clouted three home runs.
The high spot of the season was the 23 to 3 beating administered to Lafayette.
When the Spring of 1945 rolled around, baseball was at a low ebb. Gurney
Afflerbach didn't know whether to schedule games or not, as there was no coach
and all the available material was quite green. However, enthusiasm from those who
wished to play and the consent of an old Mule grad, "Horsey" Heist, to coach,
were enough to convince the Athletic Department, and eleven games were played.
Although quite Weak at bat and on the field, the team did manage to pull through
with two wins for the season. "Red" Baldwin's pitching and hitting plus "Chuck"
Rinck's victory over Ursinus, 2-1, were the season's bright Spots. "Dutch" Rhoads,
sensational infielder and hitter, was lost to the team half way through the season
due to injuries.
The "Mules" under the guidance of "Hossie" Lough, won five games and lost
seven games during the 1946 season. Outstanding victories were gained against
Lehigh, swamped 15-4, and "Lafayette," who bowed to the "Mules" 6-2. All indi-
cations point to a better 1947 "Berg" nine. There should be a number of 1946 vete-
rans ready to display their talent on the diamond for the next season.
The upper picture shows the 1943 Muhlenberg baseball team. Coach: "Doggie" Julian.
Below is the 1946 edition, drilled by "Hoss" Lough.
ASEBALL at Muhlenberg was, perhaps, the hardest hit of all sports on the
campus during the war, but never once did the Athletic Department decide to
give up. Though war-time baseball teams had poor records statistically, the spirit on
the squads was that which .always is typical of a Muhlenberg team.
In 1943, the last year of regular peacetime baseball at the College, Doggie
julian's Mule nine, with many students playing their last season of civilian ball, came
through the season with a record of six wins and five losses. Most outstanding and
most remembered games were the Lafayette and Penn State triumphs, because of
the superb hurling of the two pitching Stars of the year, Stone and jakobowski.
Stone, an all-around athlete at 'Berg, hurled a one hit, 1 to 0 win over the Leopards
of Lafayette, "Jake" pitched an equally good game against State, giving them but
two hits and winning, 2 to 1. This was a heavy hitting club and featured such slug-
gers as jim Crampsey and George Bibighaus.
The Marine and Navy units supplied all the material for the 1944 team,
the last coached by Doggie Julian. The squad headlined such stars as Mark,
Baietti, Davis, and McGraw. Mark and Baietti shouldered the brunt of the hurling
duties, while Davis and Schroeder led the hitters, Davis clouted three home runs.
The high spot of the season was the 25 to 3 beating administered to Lafayette.
When the Spring of 1945 rolled around, baseball was at a low ebb. Gurney
Afflerbach didn't know whether to schedule games or not, as there was no coach
and all the available material was quite green. However, enthusiasm from those who
wished to play and the consent of an old Mule grad, "Horsey" Heist, to coach,
were enough to convince the Athletic Department, and eleven games were played.
Although quite weak at bat and on the Held, the team did manage to pull through
with two wins for the season. "Red" Baldwin's pitching and hitting plus "Chuck"
Rinck's victory over Ursinus, 2-1, were the seasonls bright spots. "Dutch" Rhoads,
sensational infielder and hitter, was lost to the team half way through the season
due to injuries.
The "Mules" under the guidance of "Hossie" Lough, won live games and lost
seven games during the 1946 season. Outstanding victories were gained against
Lehigh, swamped 15-4, and "Lafayette," who bowed to the "Mules" 6-2. All indi-
cations point to a better 1947 "Berg" nine. There should be a number of 1946 vete-
rans ready to display their talent on the diamond for the next season.
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XTRA-CURRICULAR activities have come to play an important part in Ameri-
can college life. The school newspaper, dramatics, choir and band, the year-
book, pre-professional clubs, and fraternity life have all grown until they are an
indispensable addition to a college education. In many cases, they have proven as
important as class-room work.
The effect of the war on such activities was much as expected, but also, sur-
prisingly enough, the way in which many activities weathered the war years was
remarkable. Naturally, with fewer students and less time for non-essentials some
organizations disappeared. The Navy programs, with their strict allotments of time,
discouraged excessive participation on the part of trainees. Clubs like the Premedical
Society, the john Marshall Prelaw Club, and the Muhlenberg Business Association
Other groups, however, more than made up for these temporary halts in student
activity. The Muhlenberg Weekly, college paper, maintained publication during all
these semesters, though many nights the staff-or rather, a few editors-labored
till long after midnight to make sure there would be an issue that week. The Mask
and Dagger Club kept pace with acceleration by presenting three shows a year in-
stead of two. In the midst of the war years the Muhlenberg Christian Association
was revitalized. I
Fraternities were hampered by the war but continued at Muhlenberg. The
Lambda Chi Alpha house was used as an infirmary for trainees and students. The
Phi Kappa Tau house became for a time an upper classman dormitory, while the
Alpha Tau Omega house was the freshman dormitory. Regardless of such handicaps,
fraternity life kept on.
Thus, the traditional activities continued on the College campus. Meanwhile,
the Muhlenberg men who might have been members of the Prelegal Club or the
Business Association were lighting on the four corners of the globe. Their activities
took place over Berlin, in Normandy, and at Tarawa. In recognition of such service
by Muhlenberg men, and in recognition of the College's splendid record in training
men for the armed forces and invaluable services during the war period, the govern-
ment named one of its Victory ships after the College. The U.S.S. Muhlenberg
Victory is fitting recognition by the nation of Muhlenberg's war record. Equipped
in part by the College, the ship, shown on the opposite page at launching ceremonies,
salutes Muhlenberg College and the spirit of General John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg.
The U.S.S. Muhlenberg Victory, the governments salute to the College's splendid war
service record, awaits the completion of launching ceremonies at the Bethlehem-Fairfield ship-
yards in Baltimore.
The Luunohing of the S. S. Muhlenberg
ALUTING the tremendous part that American educational institutions played
in winning the war, the United States government named a series of Victory
ships after various colleges. One of these schools so honored was Muhlenberg
Reasons for this action are obvious: the splendid record of the College in
training men for the armed forces during the V-5 and V-12 programs on the
campus, in honor of the more than two thousand alumni of the College who were
in the service of their country, and the traditional spirit of service in war and
peace that stems from the earliest days of the Muhlenberg family.
The Victory ship, which was designed by the Maritine Commission, represented
an improvement on the Liberty ship. Boasting a speed of fifteen knots or more, the
Victory ships were 10,800 deadweight tons, had a length of 445 feet and a beam
of 62 feet. Improvements in design, based on war-time experience, gave these
Victory ships finer hull lines, more powerful engines, and greater speed than the
earlier Liberty ship.
Launching ceremonies took place on july 12, 1945, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Muhlenberg Victory was built at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards there and
represented the seventy-sixth Victory ship to go down the ways of these yards
during the war. Twenty-five of these vessels were named in honor of colleges. Al-
though war-time conditions made large scale representation at the event impossible,
a group of college officials, plus alumni from the Washington-Baltimore area, viewed
The powerful, new ship, which within a few weeks was carrying needed cargoes
overseas and returning American servicemen to this country, was christened by
Mrs. Levering Tyson, wife of the College President and first lady of the campus.
At 3:47 on that July afternoon the traditional bottle of champagne was broken
over the vessel's bow, and the S. S. Muhlenberg Victory slid gracefully into the
Patapsco River, within sight of the Chesapeake Bay.
Actual ceremonies at the launching were brief. The keel of the ship had been
laid May 25, and immediately after the launching of the Muhlenberg Victory work-
men were busy on the next victory ship. As the oiiicial party gathered for the event,
Pictured at upper left, just before the launching ceremonies, are Ensign David Tyson, Mrs.
Levering Tyson, who christened the ship, and President Tyson of Muhlenberg. At right,
Mrs. Tyson starts the ship down the ways in the traditional manner. Below, Dr. Tyson takes
over the helm on the trial run, and right, William Reimert, Gordon Fister, Public Relations
Director of the College, Captain John Matzall, and Dr. Tyson watch the "raising of the broom",
symbol that the ship has successfully completed her tests,
a representative of the Bethlehem-Fairfield Company explained the construction in-
volved in such a ship-a feat accomplished in 43 working days-and also paid
tribute to the school whose name was on the vessel's bow. The button that sent the
boat down the ways was pressed by Ensign David Otto Tyson, son of the College's
President. Ensign Tyson had been commissioned just a week before and was the
second of Dr. Tyson's sons to enter the Navy.
In addition to the Tysons, the offlcial party on the launching platform included
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Horn, Dr. and Mrs. William A. Hausman and James
Bender, representing the Board of Trustees, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reisner, repre-
senting alumnig Mr. and Mrs. Victor R. Schmidt, representing the city of Allentown,
and James Gross, the delegate of the student body. Various Navy personnel and
members of the College family were also present.
The ship was given various gifts by the College. A water color painting by
Mrs. Helen Horn, wife of the Dean, was hung on board the ship. The picture
depicted General John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg as he stood in the pulpit of his
Woodstock, Virginia, church and took off his clerical gown to recruit the group
he led in the Revolutionary War. Also given to the ship were seven photographs,
depicting the campus and local activities. These were hung in the wardroom. A
library, athletic equipment, and games were given by the College and alumni.
After being completely fitted, the S. S. Muhlenberg Victory was given her trial
runs in August. These rigid tests the ship passed with unqualified approval. Re-
turning to her berth at the shipyards, the Muhlenberg Victory carried at her mast
the traditional broom-symbol that "the ship sweeps clean." Said Captain Ness,
veteran trial run skipper of the yards: "We can't find a single bug. She's a trim ship,
ready for anything." Guests on this trial run included members of the College family.
Following her acceptance, the S. S. Muhlenberg Victory began her career of
nautical service, saluting well the college for which she was named.
Dean Robert C. Horn, Dr. and Mrs. Tyson, and J. M. VC'illis of the shipyard admire a pin
Mrs. Tyson received after the launching, above. In the lower picture, Victor R. Schmidt, Walter
L. Reisner '15, Mrs. Tyson, and james Gross, representative of the student body, pose at the
beginning of the ceremonies. ,
The Mask and Dagger Club
NE of the campus organizations which remained most active during the war
was the Mask and Dagger Club, the College's dramatic club. Throughout the
period Mr. Andrew Erskine, of the English Department, continued to serve as di-
rector, and it was due to his persistent efforts that the club was able to carry on its
The organization itself is composed of students who have taken an active part
in putting on several plays. The Mask and Dagger Club emanated from the original
campus drama group, the Cue and Quill, and was founded in 1931. Prior to the
war the Mask and Dagger presented one full-length feature production each term.
When under the accelerated program there were three semesters to the year, the
Club stepped up its production schedule, continuing to give a play every term. This
meant three plays in a calendar year. In addition, Club members gave several one-
act plays for assembly programs. Q
In the Spring of 1943 the group presented "Queen's Husband", and this was
followed in the Fall with "The Poor of New York". The play in the Winter term
was "Death Takes a Holiday". "Volpone', was given in the Spring of 1944, and
this was followed by "Journey's End". Then came "Macbeth" in the Winter, '45
semester, and "Squaring the Circle" in the Spring.
The Fall production in 1945 was "East Lynne". "Rope" was the next play
offered in the Winter term. The Spring production in 1946 was "Shadow and
OFFICERS: President, W. Robert Oswald, V ice-president, John Rogers, Sec-
retary-Treasurer, james Reppert.
FACULTY ADVISERS: Mr. Perry Kendig, Mr. Andrew Erskine.
MEMBERS: Harold Helfrich, Gerald Rogers, Robert MacDonough, Donald
T. Miller, Earl Bender, Sam Krouse, Phil Mitterling, David Burt, Matthew Ersner,
James Koppenhaver, Jack Reumann.
The Mask and Dagger Club, above: Seated, left lo right, John Rogers, Matthew Ersner,
james Koppenhaver, Andrew Erskine, adviser, and jack Reumanng standing are Donald Miller,
Robert Oswald, Earl Bender, Samuel Krouse, Philip Mitterling, and David Burt. Below, the
cast of l'Death Takes a Holiday," the Club's production during the November, 1943, semester,
poses for a curtain call. '
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The Mask and Dagger presentation for the Spring term in 1943 was "Queen's
Husband", by Robert Sherwood. The play was a comedy and as such formed some-
what of a contrast to the previous Club production, "Romeo and Juliet", which had
been given in the Fall. Bob Bechtel was seen as the pint-sized king who in the course
of the plot proved himself to be a real king. As the villain, a Mussolini-like char-
acter, Matthew Kerestes made the most of his part.
"THE POOR OF NEIV YORK"
For its next production the Mask and Dagger Club turned to the lield of melo-
drama and offered a gripping and hilarious version of Dion Bouccicault's "The
Poor of New'York". An all male cast presented the entire show, playing even the
female parts. I
Donald Lehrkinder was featured in the part of the second villain who reformed.
The female lead was played very capably by David Koenitzer, who was attired in a
beautiful, long, blond wig. Matt Kerestes once again appeared as a villain.
Perhaps the most-remembered moment in the show was the famous snow scene
when the stage of the College Little Theatre was converted into a raging blizzard
with some of the largest snow Hakes ever seen.
"DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY"
The Winter semester play in 1944 was "Death Takes a Holiday", translated by
Ferriss from the original Italian play of Cassella. Carol Peart, probably the greatest
actress ever to appear at Cedar Crest, made her final appearance on the Muhlenberg
stage in the female lead. She had previously been seen as Juliet in the Club's last
Bob Bechtel was the male lead in the drama, and Lehrkinder and Kerestes, who
previously had been cast as villains, were this time cast as more sympathetic char-
Upper left corner scene is from "Death Takes a Holiday". At top right is a scene from
"Journey's End", brilliant English anti-war play. The all-male cast is lined up for a curtain
call in the middle panel. Below, the cast for Shakespeare's "Macbeth" also takes an encore bow.
An old play by the late sixteenth century master, Ben Jonson, was given by
the Mask and Dagger Club for its Spring production in 1944. The play, "Volpone",
was given in a modernized version, and it marked a notable contrast from the series
of more recent productions that the organization had been giving. "Volpone" also
marked the first appearance on the Muhlenberg boards of Bob Bosch, a V-12 stu-
dent, who had previously worked behind stage.
The most outstanding play put on during the war years was Robert Sherriff's
"J0urney's End", seen in the Fall of 1944. The anti-war play, written after the first
World War, features an all male cast.
Four students stationed at Muhlenberg in the V-12 training program had lead-
ing roles. They were Richard Lashley, Bill Palmer, Bob Bosch, and Fred Otto, the
latter cast as the cowardly and neurotic oilicer in the front line trenches. George
Eichorn, a civilian freshman, also starred in his role.
William Shakespeare's perennially popular "Macbeth" was given by the Club
in the Winter of 1945. With its huge cast, lavish costuming, and vast field of action,
the play was one of the most ambitious undertakings of the Club throughout the
Bill Palmer appeared as Macbeth, even though in a last minute rehearsal of
the dueling scene he almost lost the sight of one eye. Mike Rogers was outstanding
as the drunken Porter. Fred Snyder and Bob Velte, also V-12 students, appeared
to advantage, Velte portraying Banquo. Harry Leontakis, a civilian, took the part
of Macduff excellently.
The upper picture taken during the Mask and Dagger production of Shakespeare's "Mac-
beth" shows Lady Macbeth CMary Lou Schlechterj fainting. In the middle picture, the cast of
'Squaring the Circle" takes a bow. Presented in the March '45 term, "Squaring the Circle" was
a. Russian comedy. A typical scene is shown below. '
USQUARING THE CIRCLE"
1 Shifting to a foreign play for the Spring semester in 1945 the Mask and Dagger
Club gave a performance of a Russian comedy, "Squaring the Circle". The author
was Kaitaiev, and the plot concerns Moscow immediately after the Revolution of
1917. The dreary living conditions, the glowing promises of the revolt, and an
apartment-sharing plan all come in for their share of kidding in the course of the
play. A poet whose enthusiasm surpassed his ability and a mute boy with a unique
talent for causing confusion added to the fun.
Marshall Rogers, V-12 trainee, was seen as the poet, and John Rogers fno
relation, appeared as the male lead. Bob Velte and Harry Leontakis had leading
roles, and Luther Wilson, bundled up in overcoats and hats so as to be almost
unrecognizable, stole the show even though he never said a word.
"EAS T LYN N E"
For the Fall production of 1945 the Mask and Dagger Club chose another
old-time melodrama with males once again taking all the parts. "East Lynne", one
of the most famous and sentimental novels of all times, written by Mrs. Henry
Wood, was the play, and the Muhlenberg actors managed to ring an unequalled
number of laughs out of the situations.
John Rogers, complete with handlebar moustache, was the villain and was
appropriately booed and hissed by the large audiences which entered enthusiastically
into the spirit of the production. jack Schnaidt, a Naval trainee, was cast as the
hero, and towering a good foot above him was the demure heroine, played by jack
Reumann, who dropped his previous assignments on the Clubls business staff to
appear behind the footlights. Gene King, another sailor, played the vamp with
the proper seductiveness. Two hundred-pound Phil Mitterling was cast as Little
Willie, who wasted away and finally went to Heaven. Luther Wilson was again a
hit in the mute part of Sir Francis Levison, jr.
"Do not throw hurtful objects at the performers, remember, they are trying their best!"
read the programs as the Club presented an old-time melodrama, "East Lynne" in October
of 1945. The cast is lined up below, while above, Lady Isabel Uack Reumannj laments as
Little Willie CPhil Mitterlingj wastes away and finally dies, going to Heaven. Gene King
and jack Schnaidt look on, astonished.
"Rope", a mystery story by Patrick Hamilton, author of "Angel Street", was
the play given during the Winter, 1946, semester by the Mask and Dagger Club.
The plot, set in London, deals with a bold and daring murderer, whose cold-blooded
calm enables him to commit a perfect crime. He is foiled in the end, however, by
the superior courage and tranquillity of a lame poet, whose sharp wit and dagger-
hilted cane are his only weapons.
Gerald Rogers, seen in "East Lynne", was the murderer, and John Rogers,
veteran actor, played the part of Ruppert Cadell, the poet. Bob Kantra was excel-
lent in his part, and these three gathered acting honors for the evening.
Also seen in the course of action were James Gross, as a titled Englishman,
Carter Merbreier, as a one-time athletic hero, and Bob Fretz, the butler without
whom no British play is complete.
"SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE!
A comedy-drama with an Irish setting was the Club's offering in the Spring
semester of 1946. The play, "Shadow and Substance", was authored by Paul Vincent
Carroll. Taking place in a small Irish town, the plot deals with the struggle of the
parish priest and the village schoolmaster, who has anonymously written a contro-
versial book. The book is banned by the priest, and the controversy is not settled
until disaster has struck the little village.
Harold Helfrich, a former Mask and Dagger actor, appeared as the school-
master, his first role since being separated from Army service. Gerald Rogers ap-
peared as the Canon, and his two parish priests were played by John Walters and
George Bannon. Ernest Wallander was good in his role of a townsman.
Across the top of the opposite page is a scene from the Mask and Dagger thriller, "Ropel'.
The murder mystery was presented during the November, 1946 semester. Climax is the moment
in middle panel, left. A scene from "Shadow and Substancef' prize-winning Irish comedy-drama,
and a picture of the entire cast, bottom, represent the March, 1946 term presentation.
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HE Weekly, Muhlenberg's student newspaper, was able to continue publication
throughout the war years in spite of tremendous difficulties and is now well on
the way to regaining its former high standards.
The main difficulty was experienced in retaining a capable, trained staff.
Changes occurred almost daily and many weeks the editors were faced with putting
out the entire paper themselves. However, with few exceptions, the Weekly came
out every week, something of which 'Berg might well be proud.
The Weekly is put out entirely by the students and is owned by them. Mem-
bership is open to all students. It furnishes complete courage of all campus activities,
club news, and sports events and a medium of expression for student opinion.
Harry Nicholas was Editor-in-Chief when the Navy unit arrived on campus,
and he continued in this position until january 21, 1944, when Louis E. Steinbach
took over the job. Steinbach had been Managing Editor.
Several trainees assumed the Editor's post during the war. Bob Bosch became
Editor with the March 31 issue in 1944. The next Editor was Bill Palmer, and these
two men saw the paper through its darkest days.
Ted Jentsch, a civilian, was Editor for a semester. Marshall Rogers, another
Navy man, achieved the distinction of editing the Weekly for the shortest period in
history, one issue, when he was transferred shortly after being elected to the post.
For two semesters, from july, 1945, until February, 1946, Phil Mitterling edited
the Weekly. He was followed by John Rogers, who served for one semester.
Elected as Co-editors for the year of 1946-47 were Mike Rogers, who returned
to.Muhlenberg as a civilian, and jack Reumann.
OFFICERS: Editor-in-Chief, John Rogers, Business Manager, William Hille-
gassg Managing Editor, John R. Reumann, Associate Editor, James W. Gross.
MEMBERS: Fred Brause, Don Martin, Robert Oswald, Ray May, john Schwalm,
Luke Batdorf, Franklin Sherman, Ralph Boyer, Everitt Wilson, Dick Bieber, Paul
Gesregan, James Reppert, Donald Baird, Ernest Hoh, Charles Krauss, Art Peters,
Ted Getz, Herb Needleman, Paul Elson, Sam Krouse, William Mullin, Hank Moyer,
Mike Rogers, George Pappas, Lou Fluck, Eugene Harmony, Gordon Daggy, Otis
Summerville, Russ Everitt.
Throughout the difficult war years, the Weekly maintained its record of never missing an
issue. Above, left, jim Koppenhaver, Tony Marino, Art Peters, and john Rogers plot a week's
work. At right, Editor Phil Mitterling and Business Manager Bill Hillegass solve a problem.
The staff is below. Seated, left to right, Jack Reumann, Steve Sivcho, Phil Mitterling, Adviser
Andrew Erskine, Bill Hillegass, Sam Krouse, and jim Gross. Standing are Bob Oswald, Paul
Gesregan, Don Martin, Jim Koppenhaver, Ed Gregg, John Rogers, Ernest Hoh, Art Peters,
Harrison Moyer, and Tony Marino.
N the midst of turmoil and confusion, shortages, and rationing, the 1946 Ciarla
staff has attempted to present to you, its readers, one of the best Ciarlas ever
This is the first Ciarla published since 1943, when the war made it impossible
for any more books to be published. We have traced the story of events from the
last issue of the Ciarla until the Spring of 1946. Throughout the war extra-curricular
activities were curtailed because of heavier and accelerated schedules. Although
faced with all types of obstacles, a limited staff assembled and diligently started
the task of assembling this year's Cizzrla.
The task of publishing the Ciarla is ordinarily in the hands of the Junior Class.
However, since in the Fall of 1945 no classes were organized, the Student Council
began the task by electing john Reumann as Editor and James Gross Business
A small but active staff was gathered, and the task of telling what had taken
place in the last three years began. Naturally, no staff members of the last Ciarla
were on campus, and pictures and material had to be collected from almost un-
In order to tell the complete story of the Navy on the campus and to include
Muhlenberg's first peace-time commencement in live years, the publication date was
extended until the late Fall of 1946. Thus the 1946 Ciarla has attempted to record
three crucial years at Muhlenberg.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: John Reumann, BUSINESS MANAGER: James Gross
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Faculty, John Schwalmg Activities, Paul Gesregan'
Classes, W. Robert Oswaldg Sports, john Yohe, and Naval Units, Foster Blair.
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Arthur Peters, Donald Martin, Harrison Moyer,
William Hillegass, Samuel Krouse, William Dennis, Raymond May, William Barba,
Matthew Ersner, and Warren Schneller.
The Associate Editors for Muhlenberg's first post-war Ciarla look over past issues in the
upper picture. Left to right, they are Paul Gesregan, jack Schwalm, Jack Yohe, Bob Oswald,
and Foster Blair. Seated below in the staff picture are Gesregan, Business Manager jim Gross,
Editor Jack Reumann, Blair, and Oswald. Standing are Ray May, Bill Hillegass, Schwalm,
Yohe, Harrison Moyer, Sam Krouse, and Don Martin.
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HE Muhlenberg Christian Association, which is an outgrowth of the Y. M. C. A.,
has as its purpose the fostering of high Christian principles among students.
Every Muhlenberg student is a member, but the activities are directed by a cabinet
composed of members of the various classes.
The organization became inactive during the early war period, but it was
revived in July 1944 under the leadership of Luther Wilson, John Schwalm, and
Edwin Bastian. Some of the activities of the organization include weekly devotional
meetings. Highlights of these gatherings were speakers such as Dr. Bertha Paulssen,
the Rev. Earl S. Erb, and members of the Fa.culty. A Lenten devotional series was
conducted by members of the religious department.
Social functions included dances and doggie roasts. Important service activities
of the organization include the distribution of religious literature, and the render-
ing of usher service, for special college functions. These activities had as their
purpose the encouragement of better relations among students.
PERSONNEL: President, Alfred Erb, Vice-President, Harry Billow, Secretary,
L. Samuel Krouse, Treasurer, W. Robert Oswald.
ADVISERS: The Rev. Russell W. Stine, The Rev. john W. Doberstein.
CABINET MEMBERS: Richard Bergman, John Reumann, Paul Gesregan,
Ray May, Franklin Sherman, Ora Wooster, Alfred Erb, Harry Billow, L. Samuel
Krouse, W. Robert Oswald.
HE john A. W. Haas Pretbeological Club, composed of ministerial students,
was founded in 1935 at Muhlenberg, for the purpose of exerting a constructive
influence upon the spiritual life of its members. The organization is fortunate in
having a special room for meeting and studying purposes in the Library building.
Outstanding speakers have been secured for the meetings among members of
the clergy. Panel discussions and debates on religious topics, as well as devotional
programs, are some of the other functions.
The organization, seeking to acquaint its members with some of the future
activities, has conducted field trips. Some of these trips included visits to the Lu-
theran Seminary at Philadelphia, Topton Orphans Home, Old Trappe Church, and
Philadelphia Publication and Settlement Houses.
PERSONNEL: President, john Schwalmg Vice-President, Richard Bieberg
Secretary, Alfred Erb, Treasurer, Craig Dorward.
FACULTY ADVISERS: The Rev. Russell W. Stine, The Rev. John W. Dober-
Members of the Muhlenberg Christian Association Cabinet shown above are, left to right,
Paul Gesregan, Jack Reumann, Bob Oswald, Dick Bergman, Alfred Erb, Ray May, Harry Bil-
low, Henry Moyer, and Franklin Sherman. The john A. W. Haas Pretheological Club is
grouped below. First row: Craig Dorward, Al Erb, Professor Russell W. Stine, adviser, John
Schwalm, and Dick Bieber. Second row: james Miller, Roy Meck, Bob Oswald, Paul Gesregan,
Ray May, and John Robinholt. Third row: Larry Delp, Sam Krouse, Dick Bergman, Luke Bat-
dorf, and Joseph Bretz. Fourth row: Paul Billow, Harry Billow, Harry Graveman, Glenn Reich-
ley, and john Lesko. Last row: jack Reurnann, Ernest Hawk, William Dennis, jim Laubach, and
Henry Moyer. ,
HE Student Council, official organ of student government, is one of the organi-
zations which continued working throughout the war period. Experiencing dif-
ficulties in operating under the Student Body Constitution of 1939, the students drew
up a wartime constitution, which was in effect until June of '46. Then, last Spring,
a revised constitution was drawn up and put into effect.
The Student Council assumes direct responsibility for the various general and
social activities of the student body. As trustees of student funds, .it makes appro-
priations to the various student organizations and receives ,financial reports from
them. These, along with reports of the activities of the campus groups, are placed
in the Student Council files. Thus it coordinates and oversees all the student activi-
ties on the campus.
The members composing the Student Council are elected by popular vote.
They must be either juniors or seniors. They in turn elect their own offices, pres-
ident, secretary, treasurer.
OFFICERS: President, George Swedag Secretary-Treasurer, Paul Gesregan.
MEMBERS: George Sweda, Paul Gesregan, XV. Robert Oswald, William Hille-
gass, Foster Blair, Joseph Podany, Oscar Baldwin, Richard Bergman, Anthony
Deaf Deutsche ,Verein
NE of the most popular and active organizations on the Muhlenberg campus
is Der Deutsche Verein, which was organized to promote the love, under-
standing, and appreciation of the German language and culture.
This club was founded in 1924 under the guidance of Dr. Preston Barba. It
has the distinction of being the oldest departmental club on the Muhlenberg campus.
It has fostered a better understanding of the rich cultural heritage of the German
There are several unique features concerning the club. One of these interesting
notes is that the meetings are conducted in German. These meetings include the
singing of songs, the playing of games, and the presentation of German literature.
The club has become noted on the campus for its delicious refreshments, which are
usually served at every meeting. It was active all during the war.
OFFICERS: Vorsitzender, james Koppenhaverg Vize Vorsitzender, Craig
Dorwardg Sclyriftfulnrer, john Reumanng Assistmzt zum Kassenwart, Philip Mitterling.
ADVISERS: Dr. Preston A. Barba, Dr. Harry Hess Reichard.
Seated, from left to right, around the table in the Student Council Room are the members
of the Council during a meeting in the November, 545 term: George Sweda, who was President
from March to june, 1946, Jack Reumann, Secretary-Treasurer Bill Hillegass, President Philip
Mitterling, Bob Oswald, Richard Bergman, Paul Gesregan, and Foster Blair. Below, Der
Deutsche Verein. First row: Jack Reumann, Dr. Harry Reichard, Craig Dorward, Dr. Preston
Barba, and Phil Mitterling. Second row: Al Erb, Bob Oswald, Ted Kantra, Dick Bergman, Ray
May, and Dave Burt. Third row: john Robinholt, Roy Meck, Bill Hillegass, Paul Billow, and
Bill Dennis. Las! row: Al Gapsch, Dick Bieber, Luke Batdorf, and Ralph Boyer. '
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'HE Forensic Council was organized in 1932, under the leadership of Professor
Ephraim Everitt, varsity debating coach. The Council was organized for the
purpose of governing and encouraging debate and oratory on the campus. Its meet-
ings are held semi-annually, but it is active throughout the entire school year.
The group arranges the debating schedules, plans trips for the debating team,
and fosters oratorical activities among the students. The oratorical activities are
under the leadership of Dr. John D. M. Brown, who is instructor of public speaking.
Oratorical activities include: the Kramer Oratorical Contest for Juniors, the Junior
Oratorical Contest, Junior-Senior Oratorical Contest.
The war period curtailed activities to some extent. However, members of the
debating team participated in various activities of the Lehigh Valley Debating Asso-
ciation. The oratorical contests were conducted in spite of the decreased number
of participants. An interesting feature of these contests was the interest shown by
the Naval trainees on the campus.
PERSONNEL: President and Debate Manager, Paul Gesregang Secretary, Ernest
Hoh, Advisers, Professor Ephraim Everittg Dr. John D. M. Brown.
MEMBERS: William Richards, John Reumann, Philip Mitterling, Paul Gesre-
gan, Alfred Erb, Ernest Hoh.
HE Muhlenberg College Chapel Choir was severely hampered during the war
not only by lack of material and the rapid turn-over in the student body but
also by transportation restrictions. War-time gasoline rationing prevented the usual
extensive tours and confined the choir's activities to near-by communities.
In spite of all these difficulties, Dr. Harold K. Marks, Director of the Choir
since its inception in 1951, managed to keep a group together during all these
semesters. The choir at times gave Sunday evening concerts of sacred music at
churches in Allentown, Coopersburg, Lansford, Mauch Chunk, Richlantown, and
Spinnerstown, all close to the College campus. The Choir also sang at the annual
Cedar Crest-Muhlenberg Christmas service, week-day chapel services, and for the
The manager during most of the period was James B. Miller. In March, 1946
Bob Kishbaugh became manager, and the Choir, bolstered by many new men, under-
took its most ambitious program of the war years. Q
Upper picture: The Forensic Council. From left, Bill Richards, Jack Reumann, Paul Gesre-
gan, president, Ernest Hoh, Phil Mitterling, and Al Erb. The lower picture shows the Muhlen-
berg College Chapel Choir. First row, from left: james Miller, James Gross, Herbert Gernert,
Malcolm Rau, Dr. Harold K. Marks, the director, George Lapp, Francis Maradeo, Richard
Bray, Eugene Harmony, Craig Dorwardg second row: Dick Bieber, Lambert Zaengle, Laurence
Horn, Dick Bergman, Ernest Hawk, Jack Reumann, Sam Krouse, Bob Kishbaugh, Roy Meck,
George Baker, last row: Lewis Moore, Glenn Reichley, Don Wallace, Fred Ruccius, Al Gapsch,
john Bogert, Ernest Hoh, Ralph Boyer, james Laubach, and Harry Graveman.
HE Varsity "M" Club, Muhlenberg's organization of varsity lettermen, was
revived with a bang last Spring with the performance of the variety farce,
"Time Out". Directed by Nelson Graham and Norman Morris, 'Berg Alumni, this
show highlighted the activities of the club.
The organization was dormant during the war years in spite of the fact that
letters continued to be awarded the men who represented 'Berg on the varsity teams.
With the advent of the Fall term, the group was re-organized and Joe Podany,
basketball star of last season, elected President. Under his leadership the club again
assumed its pre-war prominence as one of the campus.
One of the oldest organizations on the campus, membership is limited to those
men who have earned their varsity letter in intercollegiate sports.
"Time Out," the big M Club show, was the first post-war production by the
Club, but it picked up where its predecessors, "The Gay Ninetiesn and "Jig-saw", left
off. As such, it was a suitable vehicle for showing off the varying degrees of talent of
the muscle men, most of whom had recently returned from the wars.
The ten-act farce offered a dazzling evening's entertainment to the crowds that
packed the College Little Theatre on June 6, 7, and 8. There was everything from
a precision-drilled dancing chorus to a strong-man act and back again by way of
such amusing skits as "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "A Night in a Harem."
The show got under way with a chorus of 'Berg athletes raising the curtains
for Act One. Thereafter, Master of Ceremonies Mike Rogers took over, and literally
everything happened. One of the big hits of the evening was Tony Annecchiarico,
cast as the janitor who wandered aimlessly across the stage at any convenient moment.
Next to the.Flask and Stagger Club production of "The Shooting of Dangerous
Dan McGrew," probably the biggest hit was the "School-room Scene," wherein the
cast represented their professors as they saw them.
To co-producers Nelson Graham and Norman Morris went credit for one of
the most successful shows in the M Club's history.
OFFICERS: President, joseph Podanyg Secretary-Treasurer, james Doran.
MEMBERS: Oscar Baldwin, James Doran, Van Combs, Harry Donovan, Ed-
ward Donovan, Robert Albright, Craig Dorward, Joseph Bretz, Charles Rinck, Leo
Martini, Theodore Getz, George Sweda, Harry Becker, Walter Weller, Howard
Hating, Otis Summerville, Anthony Annecchiarico, Albert Rubbert, Thomas Snyder,
Upper picture, The Varsity M Club: first row, from left, Earl Roth, Harry Becker, Joseph
Podany, Jim Doran, and Paul johnson, second row, George Sweda, Craig Dorward, Larry Delp,
Luke Batdorf, Joe Staudinger, and Matthew Ersnerg third row, joe Bretz, Harrison Moyer,
Oscar Baldwin, James Koppenhaver, and Walter Weller, lust row, Ernest Turtzo, john Lesko,
Cleve Kennedy, john Growich, and Phil Mitterling.
Lower pictures are scenes from the M Club show, "Time Out". Part of the chorus line at
left, Ed Donovan, Red Baldwin, and Harry Donovan. At right, "Sioux City Sue, the Stealer
of Hearts," George Courtney. Right, lower corner, co-producers Nelse Graham Con his back,
as "The Strangernj and Norm Morris Cas "Lou" in the "Ballad of Dangerous Dan McGrew."J
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'HE Cardinal Key Society was founded on May 28, 1940 by six members of the
class of 1942 who, in the spirit of service, wanted to aid their college to extend
good will to those Visitors entertained by the functions of other groups.
The Society was re-organized in March 1946 when two members, Maurice Horn
and Robert MacDonough returned to the campus from the war. Eleven men were
initiated in April and the society functioned at athletic programs and at the bac-
calaureate and graduation exercises.
Membership is limited to nfteen. Each year five sophomores who have met the
required qualifications are duly elected to membership and serve for the remainder
of their college days.
OFFICERS: President, Robert A. MacDonoughg Vice-President, Harold Hel-
frich, Secretary-Treasurer, Ernest Hawk.
MEMBERS: Maurice Horn, Earl Bender, Robert Ranken, George Baker, Foster
Blair, Walter Weller, Bruce Romig, Russell Kirk, Sam Krouse, Harry Graveman.
I nter-Fmterniqf Council
'HIS compact body is representative of every social fraternity on the Muhlenberg
campus. The council meets once a month, and has as its purpose the promotion
-of better inter-fraternity relations. Rushing and pledging rules are set by this group,
and each Greek chapter binds itself to abide by the regulations.
Although the council was not very active during the war years, it came into
its own again as the ruling body of the social fraternities on the campus in March,
1946. It formulated plans for the big event of the year as far as the council is con-
cerned, the Inter-Fraternity Ball held in the Spring of each year. The 1946 dance
was held at the Americus Hotel.
Throughout the academic year, all fraternities hold house parties in connection
with the Junior Prom, the Inter-fraternity Ball, and the Senior Ball. These are regu-
lated by the I-F Council.
Muhlenberg's service organization, the Cardinal Key Society, is shown ,on the West Hall
steps in the upper picture. Front row, Bruce Rornig, Robert MacDonough, Ernest Hawkg sec-
ond row, Harold Helfrich, George Baker, Harry Graveman, and Sam Krouse. Bottom is the
Interfraternity Council. Seated, from left, Bob Oswald, Steve Sivcho, George Abel, Bruce Romig,
and Don Martin, standing, Matthew Ersner, jim Gross, Bill Hillegass, Les Warger, and Earl
Afbluz Tau Omega
ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER
Fraternity Founded 1865-Chapter Installed 1881- Number of Chapters: 98
Fraternity Publication: "The Palm"-Colors: Azure and Gold
LPHA TAU OMEGA fraternity, the oldest social fraternity chapter now on
the Muhlenberg campus, was established on October 14, 1881, as the second
chapter of Alpha Tau Omega north of the Mason-Dixon line. Since then the chapter
has developed until in 1924 the cornerstone was laid for the present chapter house
on the edge of the campus.
In the summer of 1943, the fraternity house was given to the College to be-
used as a freshmen dormitory. It remained as such until the Fall of 1944, when the
local chapter once again took over its house. Although at one time only about six
brothers were living in the house, Alpha Iota, managed to keep its head above
water, so that once again today, its influence is felt strongly on the campus.
Social functions were few and far between during the war years, but still the
few brothers who were on the campus managed to have a few social events to keep
things lively. Today plans are being made for house parties, dances, and many other
varied social functions.
FRATRES IN FACULTATE: Dr. Robert C. Horn, Dr. Edgar Swain, Dr.
Harold K. Marks, Professor Roland E. Hartman, Mr. Paul J. Gebert, Mr. William
S. Ritter, Mr. Ernest Fellows, Dr. Thomas Weaber.
FRATRES IN COLLEGIO: Philip I. Mitterling, Edwin C. Gregg, Bruce Romig,
Paul Schroy, Edward Sullivan, William Messler, Walter Weller, Robert Ranken,
Robert Kroll, Al Stead, James Major, joseph Fleishmann, Donald Wallace, Ora
Wooster, Paul Markavage, james Leavitt, Henry Harner, Bruce Handelong, Francis
Ede, Bruce Battersby, Anthony Marino, Charles Markley, Tracy Storch, Philip'
Peters, james Koppenhaver.
Members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. First row, from left, Bob Vogel, Tom Davis,
Herbert Gernert, John Walker, Paul Schroy, Herman Knies, Ed Sullivang second row, Bruce
Battersby, Jim Gross, Bill Hillegass, Phil Mitterling, Walt Weller, Ed Gregg, Jim Koppen-
haver, Bob Klotz, Dave Burt, third row, Charles Markley, Ora Wooster, Ed Griliiths, Charles
Palzcuk, Bruce Romig, Don Wallace, Ted Kantra, Wallace Worth, Tony Marino, last row,
William Hepburn, Roger Saunders, Bill Messler, Francis Ede, Bob Taylor, David Hilder, George
Courtney, and Mike Fidorack. The house, below, is on Chew Street at Twenty-third.
Phi Kappa Tau
Fraternity Founded 1906-Chapter Installed 1917-Number of Chapters: 48
National Publication: "The Laurel"-Colors: Harvard Red and Gold
HI KAPPA TAU rose from the ranks of non-fraternity men on the campus of
the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio. It was organized to combat a vicious
political machine. Since its founding in 1906, Phi Kappa Tau has spread over the
entire country and now is comprised of a closely-knit organization of 48 chapters.
The Eta Chapter, installed at Muhlenberg in 1917, had previously been the ancient
Alpha Sigma local fraternity.
The Phi Kappa Tau chapter at Muhlenberg is justly proud of its honor of
being the first fraternity at Muhlenberg, and the first fraternity in the National
Organization, to own its own house. The mortgage was burned in October, 1938.
The fraternity house was given over to the College for use as an upperclassmen
dormitory when the Navy took over the College in the summer of 1943. It was
returned in the Fall of 1944. Although activities of the fraternity were curtailed
during the war years, some social events were scheduled, nevertheless. Once again
the fraternity is assuming its place of prominence on the campus, and such things
as the Founder's Day Banquet, and the houseparties on the junior Prom and Senior
Ball week-ends, are once again being held.
FRATRES IN FACULTATE: Dr. Carl W. Boyer, Dr. John V. Shankweiler,
Dr. Russell Stine, Dr. Ira F. Zartman, Dr. Elmer K. Kilmer.
FRATRES IN COLLEGIO: Earl Bender, James Bausch, John Flahart, John
Bogert, Stephen Sivcho, Edmund Krause, Warren Schneller, Robert Allbright,
Foster Blair, Arthur jenkins, Paul Kramer, Donald A. Martin, George Baker,
GeorgesBannon, james Gosner, Edwin Minner, Louis Cotanis, Donald McLean,
Joseph Podany, John Kerin, Hugh Brown, Leonard Ellis, Frank DePierro, George
Schmidt, Harold Helfrich, Robert Mac Donough, Van Combs, Graham Rinehart,
Charles Albright, LeRoy Fiest, Richard Rushmore, Donald Neiser, Richard Gery,
Earl Erich, Ray Kaufman, William Glase, David Hoffman, john More, Ernest
Wallender, Albin Gapsch, Frederick johnson.
Phi Kappa Tau members. Front row, Paul Kramer, Edmund Krause, Len Ellis, Irving Dax,
Charles McLean, Mike Pintavalle, john Kerin, Hugh Brown, second row, Steve Sivcho, Frank
De Pierro, Art jenkins, Louis Cotanis, Earl Bender, james Bausch, Foster Blair, Don Martin,
Homer Haaf, Ralph Haafg third row, Richard Rushmore, Irving Pollitt, Charles Albright, John
Bogert, Al Gapsch, Joe Podany, Warren Schneller, George Bannon, and George Baker, fourth
row, Dick Gery, Mal Rau, Ray Kauffman, LeRoy Fiest, Paul Albert, Dick Rau, Earl Erich,
Graham Rinehart, Ed Minner, james Gosner, and Paul Johnson. Phi Tau's house is located
on Liberty Street.
Lambda Chi Aqaba
NU EPSILON CHAPTER
Fraternity Founded 1909-Chapter Installed 1940-Number of Chapters: 108
Publication: "The Cross and Crescent"-Colors: Purple, Green, and Gold
OSTON UNIVERSITY proved to be the birth place of Lambda Chi Alpha
Fraternity in 1909. In thirty-two years it has grown into one of the three largest
national fraternities, and since the war it has become the second largest national
social fraternity, with chapters in 58 states and Canada. The Nu Epsilon Chapter
at Muhlenberg was founded in September, 1940, as a result of the merger of four
older fraternities on the campus, Delta Theta, Philos, Phi Epsilon, and Theta
Kappa Nu. -
When the Navy took over the Muhlenberg campus in the summer of 1943,
officials chose the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity house to be the "Sick Bay", because
of its central location. The Chapter house faithfully served as such until July of
1946, when it was returned to the active chapter. Although Lambda Chi was the
last fraternity to receive its house back, the brothers all felt that the house had done
its part for the war eHort. Since the return of the house many improvements have
been made. The entire downstairs of the house was completely refinished and the
floors were scraped, waxed, and polished, new furniture was bought and in general
the house is once again looking like the Lambda Chi House of old.
Vast plans for house parties, dances, and other social functions are being made
and once again Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has become a dominant force on the
Muhlenberg College Campus.
FRATRES IN FACULTATE: Professor Truman Koehler, Dr. John Trainer,
Dr. Morris Greth, Mr. Robert Behler, Mr. Edmund S. Keiter.
FRATRES IN COLLEGIO: G. Herbert Abel, Raymond Hefter, Richard
Geissler, Howard Haring, James Wfilder, W. Robert Oswald, William Dennis, Frank
Tucker, E. Robert Kishbaugh, Paul Gesregan, Frank Holtzman, Harry Custer,
Bruce Stirzel, John Walters, Wister Paist, Robert Smith, Pern Anthony, Richard
Brown, Theodore Brubaker, Yar Chomicky, Anthony Clemente, Russell Kirk,
George Pappas, Alfred Pouse, James Reppert, Gerald Rogers, john Rogers, Lambert
Zaengle, Frederick Ruccius, Richard Bodenweiser, Jacques Rasser.
The Lambda Chi Alpha house is situated on Twenty-third Street. Members include, from
left, front row, Pern Anthony, Dick Brown, jack Rassler, Tony Clemente, and Francis Maredeog
second raw, George Abel, Bill Dennis, Art Peters, Les Wfarger, Bob Oswald, Tony Annecchiaricog
third row, Dick Bodenweiser, Fred Ruccius, Frank Tucker, George Sweda, Gerald Rogers,
lust row, Lambert Zaengle, John Rogers, Paul Gesregan, Bob Kishbaugh, Paul Balze, and
George Lapp. '
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hbha Psi Omega
OMING to the Muhlenberg campus in 1930, the Gamma Mu chapter of Alpha
Psi Omega has been the honorary fraternity for those students who have
achieved notable success in dramatics. During the war, the chapter remained active
through the efforts of its Faculty members, Mr. Andrew Erskine and Mr. Kingsbury
Badger. Then, last Spring, the chapter was once more put on a working basis with
the return of a few former students and the initiation of several new members. This
fraternity, composed as it is of the best dramatic talent, has always proved an .asset
to the campus life and is even now showing its worth in the dramatic activities at
OFFICERS: President, Harold Helfrich, Vice-President, Gerald Rogers, Secre-
tary-Treasurer, W. Robert Oswald.
FACULTY MEMBERS: Dr. john D. M. Brown, Mr. Kingsbury M. Badger,
Mr. Andrew H. Erskine, Mr. Winfield Keck.
MEMBERS: Harold Helfrich, Gerald Rogers, W. Robert Oswald, james Rep-
pert, john Rogers, john Reumann, Robert MacDonough.
hbha Kappa Ahbha
HE only national honorary fraternity having been founded on the campus is
Alpha Kappa Alpha, which was organized on May 1, 1930 by students from
Moravian and Muhlenberg colleges. Five colleges have become associated with the
national organization since that time.
The bi-weekly meetings were again held at the home of its first president, Dr.
Russell W. Stine, whose untiring efforts have aided in making the fraternity one of
the most active on the campus.
Many interesting and educational papers were presented at the meetings by
students, Faculty members, and noted speakers. Some of the speakers were Dr. Horn,
Dr. Barba, Rabbi Azneer, Father Huesman, and Dr. Christ.
Some of the interesting highlights of the organization's activities were the
doggie roast at Big Rock and a sleigh ride. A number of impressive initiation cere-
monies were conducted for the neophytes.
OFFICERS: President, Ernest Hawk, Vice-President, L. Samuel Krouse, Secre-
tary James Laubachg Treasurer, Robert Oswald.
FACULTY MEMBERS: Dr. Russell W. Stine, Rev. Harry P. C. Cressman, Dr.
James E. Swain, Mr. Kingsbury M. Badger.
Members of Alpha Psi Omega, National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity, are shown in the
upper picture. Seated: Matthew Ersner, Adviser Andrew Erskine, and James Koppenhaver.
Standing, left to right, Bob Oswald, Jack Reumann, Sam Krouse, john Rogers. The lower
picture includes members of the Muhlenberg chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Philosophical
Fraternity: first row, Bob Oswald, Ernest Hawk, Dr. Russell W. Stine, Sam Krouse, Jim Lau-
bachg second row, Steve Sivcho, Ray May, john Rogers, Al Erb, jim Miller, john Robinholt:
third row, Craig Dorward, Jack Reumann, Dick Bergman, Martin Shemella, Joe Bretzg fourth
row, Foster Blair, Don Martin, Bill Hillegass, Harry Billow, Paul Gesregang fifth row, Len
Ellis, jack Growich, Paul Billow, Matthew Ersner, Jack Schwalm: sixth row, Charles Rinck,
Ed Gregg, jim Bausch, Stan Edeikeng last row, Harry Graveman, Bill Dennis, Bruce Romig,
and George Sweda.
a Tau Kappa Afblra
AU KAPPA ALPHA, honorary public speaking fraternity, possesses the dis-
tinction of being Muhlenberg's first honor fraternity. The fraternity was
founded in 1908 by representatives of Indiana universities and colleges. Today its
publication, "The Speaker", goes to chapters in all the forty-eight States. Tau Kppa
Alpha has as its colors light and dark purple.
The Muhlenberg chapter was instituted in 1926 through the efforts of Arthur
T. Gillepsie, former coach of debating. He has been succeeded by Dr. john D. M.
Brown and Professor Ephraim B. Everitt.
During the war the Muhlenberg chapter was inactive because few men stayed
on campus long enough to meet its high requirements. In the Spring of 1946 Faculty
members and returning brothers revived the activity.
OFFICERS: President, Ernest Hawk, Treasurer, Philip Mitterling,
FACULTY MEMBERS: Dr. John D. M. Brown, Professor Ephraim Everitt,
Dr. Harry H. Reichard, Dr. Russell W. Stine, Mr. Robert A. Boyer, Mr. E. Philip
MEMBERS: William Richards, John Reumann, Philip Mitterling, Donald
Lehrkinder, Ernest Hawk.
Eta Sigma Phi
TA SIGMA PHI, which was chartered as the Alpha Rho Chapter in 1932, is an
outgrowth of the Classical Club. The national fraternity developed from the
Classical Clubs of Chicago and Northwestern Universities.
The fraternity has as its aim the promotion of interest in the study of Greek
and Roman culture. An appreciation of the languages is being fostered by the
The activities of the fraternity were varied in nature. At the regular meetings
interesting papers were presented on phases of Greek and Roman culture. A lively
discussion ensued after the presentation of the paper.
Interesting features of the organization's activities were the plays presented at
Cedar Crest, and the Roman banquet. The organization is ever widening its activities
to study new cultural phases.
OFFICERS: President, James Miller, Vice-President, John Reumann, Secretary,
Alfred Erb, Treasurer, Ernest Hawk.
FACULTY MEMBERS: Dr. Robert C. Horn, Dr. Edward Fluck, Dr. Robert
R. Fritsch, Dr. Harry Reichard, Dr. Russell W. Stine, Dean Perry Kendig.
MEMBERS: James Miller, L. Samuel Krouse, Ernest Hawk, John Robinholt,
John Schwalm, Glenn Reichley, John Lesko, Charles Rinck, Alfred Erb, John Reu-
mann, james Laubach.
Tau Kappa Alpha. First row, Phil Mitterling and Ernest Hawk, from lefty standing in back,
Mr. Philip Bollier, Jack Reumann, and Don Lehrkinder, seated. Eta Sigma Phi. Seated are Ernest
Hawk, Al Erb, Jack Reumann, and Jim Miller, on sofa, Dr. E. J. Pluck Qin armchairj. Rear
row, from left, john Robinholt, Charles Rinck, Jack Schwalm, Jim Laubach, Sam Krouse, Dick
Bergman, and Craig Dorward.
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HE National honorary History fraternity, Phi Alpha Theta, was first organized
at the University of Arkansas in 1921. Kappa chapter, at Muhlenberg, was
instituted in 1929.
Since the fraternity has extremely high entrance requirements and since during
the war few students remained on the campus long enough to comply with these,
the organization was inactive at Muhlenberg throughout the war years.
Early in 1946, several men, who had been initiated earlier, returned to the
campus, and with the help of the members on the Faculty the chapter was reorgan-
ized and an active program was undertaken. Chapter members were among those
to represent Muhlenberg at a model United Nations Assembly for colleges, and
monthly meetings were held at which papers of various aspects of history were
OFFICERS: President, Walter Weller, Secretary-Treasurer, John Myers.
FACULTY MEMBERS: Dr. james E. Swain, Dr. Victor johnson, Mr. Norman
B. Wilkinson, Mr. Karl F. Wittrich, Mr. Philip Bollier.
MEMBERS: Walter Weller, Maurice Horn, john Myers, jack Reumann, Phil
Mitterling, William Richards. ,
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NACTIVE during the war years, Phi Sigma Iota was revived last Spring, and
already has shown promise of becoming a well-knit organization. Started in 1928
by Dr. Anthony S. Corbiere, head of our Department of Romance Languages, the
Lambda Chapter holds monthly meetings at the homes of the various members.
At these meetings, one phase of the romance language countries is presented
by a member and then discussed.
Membership is honorary, being based on superior grades in the study of
romance languages, and showing an interest in them and the fraternity's activities.
Dr. Corbiere, Faculty adviser and treasurer of the local groups is also Historian
of the National Society and editor of their publication, The News Letter.
Delegates to the national convention held in St. Louis, Missouri, last April, were
President Walter Yarus and Dr. Corbiere. These national conventions are held
once every three years.
OFFICERS: President, Walter Yarus, Treasurer, Dr. Anthony Corbiere.
FACULTY: Dr. Anthony Corbiere, Mr. Charles Pershing, Mr. Norman Wilkin-
son, Dr. Edward Fluck.
MEMBERS: Walter Yarus, Harold Kline, Russell Everitt, Stanley Edeiken,
Bruce Battersby, Paul Gesregan.
The Navy V-12 unit marching between East Hall and the Ad Building. Graduation exer-
cises in June, 1946 Csee next pagej ended three years of such training on the Muhlenberg
Gmduqzlioze Week, mee, 1946
UHLENBERGFS first peace-time commencement week in four years was marked
by the traditional activities that had been missing on such occasions since
1942. With many Alumni already out of uniform and others home on leave, a gala
time was promised, and the resulting week-end of ceremonies and reunions, high-
lighted by commencement on Monday, june 24, was successful in the typical Muhl-
After a week of final examinations, students at the College climaxed their
semester with the Graduation Ball, held Thursday evening, june 20, at Castle
Garden, Dorney Park. Featured was the music of Shep Fields and his orchestra.
The procurement of Fields and his New Music, which features saxophones and in
which brass is totally absent, maintained the College tradition of securing a nation-
ally known band for such occasions. The spacious dance floor was decorated by the
Student Council members, who were responsible for the entire affair. The commit-
tee included President George Sweda, Secretary-Treasurer Paul Gesregan, W. Robert
Oswald, Foster Blair, Richard Bergman, Joseph Podany, Oscar Baldwin, William
Hillegass, and Anthony Annecchiarico. Chaperons present at the dance were Dr. and
Mrs. Russell W. Stine, Dr. and Mrs. Preston A. Barba, Professor and Mrs. Anthony
S. Corbiere, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Corriere. More than 250 students and alumni
and their friends attended the formal affair, and a number of invited guests from
the Faculty, Administration, Ship's Company, and the unit were in attendance.
Two events headed the program on Friday morning, June 21. At 10:00 o'clock
the Alumni Golf Tourney began at the Lehigh Valley Country Club. Top honors
went to James Reber and Alex Matusa. At the same time three members of the
junior Class participated in the annual junior Oratorical Contest in West Hall
Auditorium. Faculty judges were Dr. George Brandes, Dr. Elmer Kilmer, and Mr.
John Wagner. Prizes were awarded at commencement. First place, the Clemmie
Ulrich award of twenty-five dollars went to William Young, of Weatherly, who
spoke on the topic, "The American Pursuit of Happiness." The Class of 1908 prize,
fifteen dollars, for the second best speech, went to Jack Reumann, of Lansdale.
Reumann's subject was "The Fearless Warrior," a study of Franklin Delano Roose-
velt. The third speaker was Philip I. Mitterling, of Hollidaysburg. His topic was "A
Chance for Lasting Peace," a comparison of peace attempts after the two world wars.
"Well done!" says the Navy Department to Muhlenberg's three year training program, as
Captain Harold R. Stevens, director of training in the Fourth Naval District, hands a certificate
of Commendation to President Tyson at 1946 commencement exercises. Below, After 'Berg's
long service in training men for the Navy, the last V-12 unit leaves Allentown.
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CLASS REUNION FRIDAY EVENING
Friday afternoon was marked by a reception for Alumni in the home of Pres-
ident and Mrs. Levering Tyson. That evening at 6:30 p. m. the Alumni Reunion
Dinner was served in the College Commons. Walter L. Reisner, president of the
Alumni Association, presided at the dinner, and all but the most brief remarks
were ruled out in favor of over-the-table reminiscences. Mr. Reisner, Dr. Tyson, and
John Wagner, Alumni Secretary, extended greetings.
During the week-end various classes held their own reunions. The Class of '26
banqueted at the Hotel Traylor on Friday evening. Other class reunion parties were
held by graduates of 1920, 1936, and 1940. Another feature of commencement week
was the exhibition in the Library of the painting, "Martin Luther, His Wife and
Children, and Melanchonf' The College's most recently acquired art treasure was
painted by Gustav Adolf Spangenberg and was presented to Muhlenberg by Sena-
tor Andrew W. Sordoni of the Americus Hotel. The painting was hung above the
.main circulation desk in the Library.
Friday evening both alumni and alumnae of the College met in reunions. The
'women graduates met in the Science Building auditorium and heard Dr. james
Edgar Swain of the History Department contrast conditions after the last war with
the present time. The Alumni Smoker, held at the Hotel Traylor, featured informal
reunions by college class-mates. Entertainment was provided by Harry Foster Welsh,
'who gave impersonations.
The week-end festivities were highlighted on Saturday by the meeting of the
Alumni Association at 11 a. m. in the Science Auditorium and the Alumni luncheon
in the Commons at 1 p. m. President VU alter L. Reisner again presided at the meet-
gings, and Alumni payed enthusiastic tribute to the College's program during the
past two years. It was reported that the field house fund had reached the total of
.s4o6,ooo, of which Alumni had contributed over 3,175,000 Special tribute was also
paid to Faculty members who had taught twenty-five years at the College: Dr. An-
thony Corbiere, Professor Luther Deck, Dr. Carl Boyer, Dr. John V. Shankweiler,
and Dr. George Brandes. Other men were honored for five, ten, and fifteen years
At the luncheon Attorney Henry V. Scheirer paid tribute to the memory of
'thirty-six sons of the College who had died in service during the war years and to
the more than 2000 other Muhlenberg men in the service. To honor them he urged
the preaching of tolerance and understanding through education as a means of
Seniors enter the Gideon F. Egner Memorial Chapel, above, in Muhlenberg's 1946 com-
mencement exercises, the first full dress ones in four years. Honorary degrees were awarded,
bottom picture, from left, to Dr. O. Frederick Nolde, dean of the Graduate School at Mt.
Airy Seminary, Dr. Harry C. Banks, prominent musician, Vice-admiral Richard C. Conolly,
commencement speaker, and Captain Harold R. Stevens. Dr. Tyson is seen with these men
shortly after graduation exercises were completed.
The baccalaureate sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. O. Frederick Nolde,
Dean of the Graduate School at the Mt. Airy Seminary. The service was held
Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Gideon F. Egner Memorial Chapel. Dr.
Nolde, who was consultant to the American delegation at the United Nations San
Francisco conference, challenged the Church to forge a testimony that will be a
force in preserving world order. The Chapel Choir presented two anthems. Follow-
ing the service a reception was held in the formal garden at the President's home.
At nine o'clock on Monday morning the final Navy review was held, and at
10:00 a. m. trainees and the academic procession entered the chapel for graduation
ceremonies. Commencement speaker was Vice-Admiral Richard L. Conolly, deputy
chief of Navy Operations during the war. In addition to making an appeal for the
nation to keep military forces so strong that no nation would dare to attack her,
Admiral Conolly paid tribute to Muhlenberg's war record. A special award was
presented to the College by Captain Harold R. Stevens, director of training in the
Fourth Naval District. Muhlenberg's splendid war service earned the College a
certificate of the Mark of Commendation, signed by Secretary of the Navy james
Forrestal, and accompanied by a letter of commendation by Admiral Louis Denfield,
chief of the Bureau of Naval Personnel.
Five honorary degrees were awarded by the College. To commencement
speaker, Vice-Admiral Conolly went a degree of Doctor of Laws. Dr. O. Frederick
Nolde, who preached the baccalaureate sermon, received the same degree. Other
men honored: Captain Stevens, also Doctor of Laws, Rev. George A. Bierkoe,
Muhlenberg graduate, founder and president of Endicott Junior College, Doctor
of Letters, and Professor Harry C. Banks, well-known Philadelphia organist and
teacher at Girard College, Doctor of Music.
Golden Keys went to 13 living members of the Class of '96. Twelve of the
men were present. The John H. Kline Mathematics Prize was awarded to Samuel
Ottinger, while the Daughters of the American Revolution prize for outstanding
work in history went to William Richards. The Dr. H. K. Bruning awards were
given to Maurice Horn and Jack Reumann for the two students deemed most worthy
by the Faculty.
Fifty-five men and four women were awarded their degrees and 129 trainees
received certificates. 5
Dr. Preston A. Barba, '06, head of Muhlenberg's German Department for 24 years, presents
a diploma, top picture, to his son William Barba, '46, Graduating seniors, middle picture,
await their diplomas with varied looks. There is a general air of seriousness. Bottom picture,
President Tyson awards a diploma to graduating XVilliam Piff. Q
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HE 1947 Ciarla was designed by the Editor, jack Reumann, who was also
responsible for the change in the publication date to September. This enabled
the inclusion of the complete history of Navy units at Muhlenberg as well as Spring
sports and graduation, moreover, it permitted the printer, engraver, and binder
more time and allowed publication of the book at the beginning of the Fall semester
with the largest enrollment in College history.
All business details were in the hands of jim Gross and his staff. Each Associate
Editor was responsible for one section of the Ciarla: jack Schwalm, Faculty, Robert
Oswald, Classesg Foster Blair, Training Units, jack Yohe, Sports, and Paul Ges-
regan, Activities. Without them and the members of the staff the publication would
have been impossible.
Photographic credits go to Jim Loving of H. Leh and Company for Junior and
Senior portraits, the Call-Chronicle Newspapers, Merin Studios of Philadelphia,
Mr. Robert Behler, and INS. The engravings were made by Sanders-Reinhart, Allen-
town. The book was printed and serviced by the Kutztown Publishing Company.
Special words of thanks must go to Mr. Gordon Fister and Miss Elsie Mittl in
the Public Relations Office, Mr. Charles H. Esser of the Kutztown Publishing Com-
pany, and Mr. Gurney Afflerbach and Miss Dorothy Weigner in the Athletic Oiiice.
Faculty advisors Dr. john D. M. Brown and Harry A. Benfer many times gave
criticisms and encouragement.
In so long a list, someone has probably been omitted, but to the many who in
varying degrees helped make the 1947 Ciarla possible the staff says, "Thanks!"
73ourd of 'Trustees
Elected by the Ministerium of Pennsylvania
1946 Mr. B. Brooke Barrett ............. .Norristown
1946 The Rev. A. Charles R. Keiter, D.D. . . . ...... Lebanon
1946 Mr. John H. Repass ................ Philadelphia
1946 Mr. Henry T. Koch ........... . .Allentown
1946 The Rev. David A. Menges ..... . . .Kingston
1946 The Rev. Henry H. Bagger, D.D. . . . . .Lancaster
1947 Mr. Oliver N. Clauss .......... ..Allentown
1947 Victor R. Schmidt ............. . .Allentown
1947 Mr. Charles H. Esser ........... ..Kutztown
1947 The Rev. Corson C. Snyder, D.D. . . . .Bethlehem
1947 The Rev. Emil W. Weber, D.D. ..... . . .Pottsville
1947 Mr. Eugene F. Wagner .............. Philadelphia
1948 The Rev. William F. Herrmann, D.D. . . . Philadelphia
1948 Mr. james P. Bender ................. . .Bethlehem
1948 The Rev. Frank M. Urich, D.D. ..... Philadelphia
1948 Mr. W. Gordon Williams ..... ..Eorty-Fort
1948 Mr. Robert K. Mosser ..... Trexlertown
1948 Mr. George B. Balmer ......................... .... R eading
Elected by the Board of Trustees
1946 Mr. J. Wilmer Fisher .......................... .... R eading
1946 Mr. F. Nathan Fritch .... . .Bethlehem
1946 Mr. Robert A. Young .......... . .Allentown
1947 Reuben Butz, LL.D. ........... ..Allentown
1947 William A. Hausman, M.D., Sc.D. .. . . Allentown
1947 Mr. jesse B. Bronstein ........... ..Allentown
1948 Mr. Howard L. Keiper ..... ..... S troudsburg
1948 Mr. William M. D'Mi1ler ..... ..Allentown
1948 Conrad Seegers, Ph.D. ......... Philadelphia
Levering Tyson, LL.D., Litt.D. ................. .... A llentown
Elected by the Alumni Association
1946 Mr. William S. Hudders .......................... .... A llentown
1947 Mr. Claude G. Shankweiler . . . . .AIICIHOWH
1948 The Rev. Earl S. Erb ..... ...... P hiladelphia
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1 Penn State
6 wins, 5 losses.
LETTERMEN: Jack Clifford, George Bibig-
haus, Chas. Woodworth, Jack Bfleyerdierks,
Ed. Bossick, Gene Ruppert, Pete Gorgone,
james Crampsey, Kenneth Stone, Harry
Nicholas, Frank jakobowski, Paul Snyder,
and Carl Knowles.
COACH: Alvin F. Julian.
10 Lehigh 4
10 Lehigh 5
7 Ursinus 4
2 3 Lafayette 3
9 Bloomsburg 6
9 F . 84 M. 1 3
7 Swarthmore 4
0 Penn State 2
6 Bucknell 7
O Penn State 3
1 Princeton 3
8 F. 8: M. 9
1 Bucknell 9
9 1 70
6 wins, 7 losses.
LE'rT12RMEN: Ogden, Schroeter, Davis. Mc-
Graw, Hill, Baietti, Schrader, Mark, Egli, La
Coe, Ogrizek, Bacon, Hochella.
COACH: Alvin F. Julian.
. Fraternity men at ease. The Lambda Chi Alpha officers, upper left, making plans. Left to
right, Treasurer Bob Oswald, President Art Peters, Vice-prexy Les Warger, and Secretary Bill
Dennis. Lambda Chi's Peters and Abel load the record turn-table, bottom right. The pool sharks
are at work at Phi Kappa Tau, upper right hand corner, while bottom left is a group, all Phi
Taus, all war veterans. In the middle panel ATO'erx relax. jim Gross, Phil Mitterling, Bruce
Romig and Bill Hillegass chat, as right President Walt Weller, Ed Gregg, and Jim'Koppen-
haver wait for Don Wallace to play a record.
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5 wins, 7 losses.
LETTERMEN: Baldwin, Callahan, Rinck,
Somers, Stauffer, Starner, Gordon, Herman,
Wieand, Leary, Yeretzian, Doran, Rhoads.
COACH : Horace Heist.
LETrERMEN: Becker, Meyers, Bibighaus,
Baldwin, Dean, Henry, Kindred, Saemmer,
Karobeinick, Schwab, Busch, Blair.
COACH : Frank Lough.
"Spotlight Bands" salutes students and trainees in the V-12 unit at Muhlenberg with a
coast-to-coast broadcast by Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra. Top, Vocalist Phyllis Layne sings, and,
bottom picture, students, trainees, and dates gather around the stage to listen. Place was Central
Park, the time, January 27, 1944. Other top bands at 'Berg dances recently included Harry
James, Tommy Dorsey, Enoch Light, and Shep Fields.
1943 MUHLENHERG OPPONENT
7 Bucknell 24
Mui-x1.ENBrRG OPPONENT 0 Bucknell A 14
6 Yale 13 13 Penn State 58
12 Villanova 35 33 Swarthmore 6
13 Lakehurst Naval Air Station 0 19 F. 8: M. 18
6 Bucknell 14 0 Villanova 7
13 Swarthmore 14 18 F. 81 M. 6
0 F. 8: M. 20 14 Naval Air Sta. 7
6 F. 8: M. 28 CAtlantic Cityj
0 Bucknell 19 6 Princeton 16
7 Willow Grove Naval Air Station 21 --- T
8 Swarthmore 13 110 156
7' Sampson Naval Training Sta. 28 . '
- F, -4 w1ns, 5 losses.
1 win, 10 losses.
LETTERMEN: Black, DeRos, Devlin, Dun-
cavage, Elam, Eye, Gardner, Graeber, Halde-
man, Hochella, Holben, Johnson, Kasperski,
Killian, Loll, Lyman, Mikionis, Mirth, Mor-
ton, Quint, Shanosky, Skidmore, Smith,
Szela, Watto, Woodworth, Yerkes, Ziegen-
fuss, and Zindel.
COACHESZ Al Julian, Bill Schuldt.
8 Swarthmore 28
7 Penn State 47
0 IR 8 Bl. 30
6 Rutgers 19
0 Lehigh 6
0 wins, 5 losses.
LETTERMEN: Bogue, Burchlield, Craig,
Cuturilo, Donahue, Duff, Fidorak, Ferrel,
Goetz, Heck, Hoover, Irwin, Keenan, Lump-
kin, Molchany, Mooney, Moser, Nissen, Palc-
zuk, Rubbert, Roth, Rusetski, Smith, Stand-
inger, Turtzo, Way, Pintavalle, Griliiths.
COACHES2 Lawrence Rossati, Ensign Hoight.
LETTERMEN: Devlin, Gerhard, Bodner,
Moreland, Dougherty, Roe, Maakestad, New-
combe, MacLachlin, Cohn, Baines, Connady,
Makoid, Flinchbaugh, Bagshaw, Howell,
Bailey, Starner, Duplaga, Lange, Sutton,
Crowley, Binder, Heaps, Greenwalt, Geyer,
Saltzgiver, Mehlhop, Vidinski, Nies, Palmer,
Fiori, Ogrizek, Ruhf, Ross, Rogers.
COACHES! Alvin julian, Newsham Bentz.
2 Swarthmore 3
1 Princeton 2
2 Bucknell 0
1 Penn State 1
1 Bucknell 0
2 Lehigh 0
3 Lehigh 0
3 Stevens 1
5 wins, 1 tie, 2 losses.
LETTERMEN: Hastings, Kistenmacher,
Trostle, Schrader, Simon, Morgan, Snyder,
Houston, Holdredge, Svec, Mable, Murray,
Graef, Schafer, Ersner.
COACH : Morgan Schaffer.
"Hello, Benfer speakingll' upper left. Opposite Jimmy Miller waits to take a book out
while librarian Carolyn Butz has her picture taken. Busy secretaries, middle, left, keep admin-
istration of the College efficient. Right, Dr. C. O. Williams in Sick Bay probes John Swift's
throat for germs. Hitting the books, jim Laubach, left corner. At right is a zoology laboratory
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0 Penn State
1 win, 1 tie, 7 losses.
LETTERMEN: Pierce, Harron, Hazleton,
Mount, Fry, Kummel, Beard, Kirstein, Zanks,
Rank, Paxson, Rhoads, Campbell, Cioffi,
Schmidt, Silverstein, Bretz, Ersner, Boyer,
Reichert, Pauly, Palmer, Phillips, Krosner
Peck, Carey, and Shore.
COACH: Morgan Schaffer.
2 E. Stroudsburg
1 Penn State
1 Naval Academy
2 wins, 5 losses.
LETTERMEN: Batdorf, Bretz, Delp, Dor-
ward, Johnson, Lesko, Margold, Linehan,
Moyer, Prosperi, Rinck, Sawruk, Schoenfeld,
COACH: Charles Altemose.
1 MUHLENBERG OPPQNENT
2 26 Haverford 10
2 2 1 Lakehurst 1 1
2 31 Temple 3
2 5 Indiana 25
7 3 1 Brooklyn 5
4 24 Lafayette 6
1 22 Rutgers 8
23 160 68
7 wins, 1 loss.
Won the Middle Atlantic Collegiate
Wrestling Association Conference Meet.
Muhlenberg 32-Rutgers 27.
LETTERMEN: Candalino, Faust, Gilbert,
, NHIZIS, Dowd, W. H. Evans, W. T. Evans,
Price, Somers, Wessman, Leopold.
COACH : Carl Frankett.
OPPONENT MUHLENBERG OPPONENT
2 13 Lehigh 19
O i 6 Princeton 24
2 0 i West Point 34
0 5 F. 8: M. 25
7 11 Swarthmore 17
1 17 Ursinus 13
6 16 Bucknell 9
- 5 Penn State 27
18 6 I Lehigh 23
2 wins, 7 losses.
LETTERMEN: Hetrick, Byron, Somers, Ger-
ald Somers, Morton, Collins, Smith, Storms,
Dunning, Hackman, Hlavac, and Hatt.
COACH : Carl Frankett.
The Mask and Dagger readies "Rope" at lop left, Bob Oswald applies make-up to Ted
Kantra, and Jim Koppenhaver shifts scenery. Below it are the two stars, John and Gerald
Rogers. john's expression is purely for a scene in the play. Upper right, town students study
in the Library at noon. In the
sports story to Glenn Reichley.
what happened to the "Giants"
dolin, picture in lower right
listen. Bottom right, Business
about the Ciarla.
picture, middle right, in East Hall Red Graveman points out a
Sam Krouse looks on, while Paul Gesregan, extreme left, wonders
. Any night in East Hall might find John Robinholt Cwith man-
cornerb and Joe Bretz playing. john Lesko and Tom Golden
Manager Jim Gross, sealed, and Editor Jack Reumann worry
13 Lehigh 23
23 Princeton 13
5 Army 29
21 Swarthmore 13
15 Bucknell 2 1
18 Ursinus 18
0 Navy 34
26 Lehigh 8
0 King's Point 26
12 1 185
3 wins, 1 tie, 5 losses.
LETTERMEN: Byron Somers, Gerald Som-
ers, Hillman, Paxson, Chipman, Schmuck,
Gish, Roe, Henry, and Rhoads.
COACH: Carl Frankett.
CROSS COUNTRY-FALL OF 1942
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MIDDLE ATLANTICS-F. 8: M., 48, Lehigh,
57, Rutgers, 63, Muhlenberg, 833 Alfred,
100, and Swarthmore, 157.
86M Lafayette 39V2
67V2 Haverford 58V2
63 Lehigh 63
PENN RELAYS1MUhlCHbEIg took a first
place in both the M.A.S.C.A.A., One Mile
Relay Championship and the College Class
M.A.s.C.A.A. CHAMPIONSHIP MEET: Muhlen-
berg, 46, Lehigh, 441f2, Rutgers, 43, Haver-
ford, 17V2, Bucknell, IZMZ, Gettysburg, 10,
Juniata, 93 Swarthmore, 821f23 P.M.C., 8'
Lafayette, 5, Alfred, 5, St. Joseph's, 5.
1943 TRACK LETTERMEN: Zellers, Hill,
Nafis, Psiaki, Krimmel, Remaley, Haldeman,
W. Himmelberger, Goodall, Wampole,
Hale, Ahern, Price, Powell, Growich, Diehl,
Potter, D. Costabile.
CRoss COUNTRY-FALL or 1943
22 Lehigh 22
85 City College, N. Y. 41
68V2 Swarthmore 5716
TRIANGULAR MEET: Pennsylvania, 68,
Muhlenberg, 30, Swarthmore, 29.
M.A.s.c.A.A.: Muhlenberg, 58 5!6, Swarth-
more, 47, F. 8: M., 41 273, Ursinus, 16,
Rutgers, 14, Haverford, 1225, Lehigh, 11,
St. Joseph's, 5, Gettysburg, 4.
TRIANGULAR MEET: Villanova, ask, Muhl-
enberg, 35, Lehigh, SV2.
PENN RELAYS: Muhlenberg placed second
in the One Mile Relay and ran fifth place
in College Mile Relay.
1944 TRACK LETTERMEN! Slep, Miller,
Dixon, Wampole, Lieb, Richeson, Quint,
Monastera, Le Blanc, McKay, Mirth, Potter,
Sarcone, Shore, Shuman.
74 Lafayette 51
18 Penn State 108
PENN RELAYS: Muhlenberg placed sixth
in the Middle Atlantic One Mile Relay and
fifth in the Class "B" One Mile Relay.
MIDDLE ATLANTIC MEET: Swarthmore, 96,
Ursinus, 261f2, Lafayette, 22V2i Muhlenberg,
19, F. 81 M., 17, Lehigh, 11, Rutgers, 10,
St. joseplfs, 8, Haverford, 5.
TRIANGULAR MEET: Swarthmore, 104V2,
Muhlenberg, 34, Lehigh, 15V3.
1945 TRACK LETTERMEN: Gosling, Prange,
Rhoda, Wilson, Coker, Williams.
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tracted by the flash bulb, are peering at the camera. Student Council members at the june,
1946 Graduation Ball are gathered with their dates in the bottom picture. From left, Mr. and
Mrs. Foster Blair, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph-Podany, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Annecchiarico, Arlene
Mohr, and Richard Bergman.
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the Mile Relay event and placed fourth in
the Mason-Dixon mile relay competition,
QIIADRANGULAR MEET: Bucknell, 59V2g
Lehigh, 425, Muhlenberg, 42, Gettysburg,
MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES COLLEGIATE
TRACK AND FIELD MEET: Rutgers, 38, Swarth-
more, 27, Franklin and Marshall, 22, La-
fayette, 18 5f12g St. joseph's, 185 Bucknell,
16, Lehigh, 13235 Muhlenberg, 12 5!6g
Haverford, 12, Juniata, 11.
Ursinus, 7, Delaware, 4, Drexel, 4, Alfred,
3W, and Gettysburg, 1.
DUAL MEET: Temple, 72, and Muhlen-
TRIANGULAR MEET: Lafayette, 78g Muhlen-
berg, 56, and Haverford, 15.
1946 TRACK LETTERMEN: Miller, Rubbert,
Sikorski, Bogdziewicz, Robert Schluge.
0 Swarthmore 9
0 Penn State 9
0 Lehigh 10
0 W Lehigh 9
0 Haverford 5
1943 TENNIS LETTERMEN: Schantz, Trostle,
Muller, Gebert, Phillips, Miller.
7 Lehigh 2
0 Pennsylvania 9
4 Bucknell 5
0 Penn State 9
4 Swarthmore 5
5 Lehigh 4
5 Bucknell 6
1944 TENNIS LETTERMEN: Schantz, Maake-
stad, Phillips, Simon, Suess, Adams, Bleiler.
A regular season of tennis matches was
not scheduled. However, the following two
matches were held: -
0 Swarthmore 9
0 Princeton 9
1 946 TENNIS
2 Swarthmore 7
7 Haverford 2
O Lehigh 9
8 Drexel Tech. 1
2 Bucknell 1
2 Lehigh 7
5 Bucknell 4
7 Lafayette 2
1946 TENNIS LETTERMEN: Weller, Cerney,
Klink, Ranken, Haring, Hoh, Moyer, Bross.
Muhlenberg students in the College Library symbolize the modern quest for knowledge.
From left, they are james Doran, George Eichorn, Ernest Hoh, and Carsten Ludder. Picture
in rear shows the arrival of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, for whom the College is named, at
the Lutheran Church at Trappe, Pennsylvania. The Church is still standing today. The photo-
graph at left was used on the cover of weekly bulletins at many Lutheran churches.
1943-1944 BASKETBALL 49 St. JOSCPHS 41
57 Albright 26
NUHIIENBERG OPPONENT 76 West virginia 45
50 City College of New York 47 67 Bloomsburg State Teachers 51
40 Penn State 54 58 City College of New York 41
37 Princeton 39 48 Temple 38
34 Temple 32 57 Bucknell 39
73 Lehigh 52 63 Franklin and Marshall 44
63 Swarthmore 35 56 Lehigh 37
S3 St. Joseph's 41 46 Villanova 32
40 Swarthmore 28 47 Sampson Naval Training Sta. 52
53 Villanova 38 45 De Paul 68
58 Phila. Coast Guard Station 41 -.. M
48 Bucknell 34 1307 f 1028
46 U. of Penn. 58
61 Phila. Marine Barracks 35 Won-203 lost-5.
INDIVIDUAL SCORING RECORDS
Name Position Games Goals Fouls Total
Baietti g 25 112 65 289
Munson C 25 109 54 272
Miller f 24 62 42 166
Triebel f 18 54 22 130
Capehart g 23 51 27 129
Smith c 24 46 22 114
Doumont f 23 40 0 80
Davis f 21 23 11 57
Meyerdierks f 8 20 6- 46
Stanford f 14 2 2 6
Crampsey g 2 2 2 6
C. Miller g 7 2 1 5
Phillips g 6 1 0 2
Blank g 3 1 0 2
Cline C 1 0 1 1
Egli g 2 o o 0
1944-1945 BASKETBALL 46 Phila. Marines 40
46 Villanova 22
MUHLENBERG OPPONENT S3 Lehigh 26
64 Juniata 34 59 Albright 34
45 Drew 16 35 Bucknell 33
53 Princeton 27 51 Bucknell 4 1
37 Penn State Covertimej 36 40 U. of Penn. 35
57 Lehigh 25 47 Columbia Covertimej 44
46 Princeton 40 33 United States Naval Academy 40
56 St. Francis 18 40 Albright 43
34 Columbia 53 48 Phila. Coast Guard 43
42 U. of Penn. 38 54 Franklin and Marshall 41
38 Swarthmore 23 36 Phila. Naval Hospital 35
32 Villanova 20 33 St. John's 34
47 Temple 58 1 --
62 Franklin and Marsha1l 33 1230 ' 945
46 Swarthmore 33 Won-24g lost-4.
INDIVIDUAL SCORING RECORDS
Name Position Games Goals Fouls Total
Baldwin f 25 152 65 369
Whidng g 28 70 56 196
Doran c 27 69 46 184
Theisen f 28 68 29 165
O'Brien f 28 42 31 115
Bird C 26 45 18 104
Gillen g 12 30 26 86
julian f 14 9 6 24
Prange c 11 8 8 24
Forenza f 7 3 1 7
Rickert g 12 2 1 5
Fisco f 10 0 1 1
Burr g 2 0 0 0
Waelchli g 2 0 0 0
501901 f 3 0 0 0
Dougherty g 1 0 0 0
Krankowsky f 2 0 0 0
1945-1946 BASKETBALL 45 Bucknell 39
67 Gettysburg 44
MUHLENBERG OPPONENT 61 Valpafaigg 55
62 Princeton 36 45 Lafayette 47
51 La Salle 33 62 United States Naval Academy 45
33 Temple 47 67 Villanova 46
55 Penn State 36 58 St. Joseph's 49
46 Princeton 36 '56 Gf2ffYSbl1fg 34
47 Penn State 38 70 SI. F1'2.nClS 50
56 Franklin 81 Marshall 46 58 Lafayette Covertimej 59
46 Long Island U. 35 67 Ursinus College 30
59 Lafayette 48 47 Syracuse 41
63 Bucknell 45 49 Rhode Island State 59
50 U, of Perm, 47 40 West Virginia 65
87 Lehigh 44 1 1
87 Franklin 8: Marshall 34 1607 1225
73 Lehigh 37 Won-235 lost-5. '
INDIVIDUAL SCORING RECORDS
Name Position Games Goals Fouls Total
H. Donovan f 28 139 111 389
Baldwin f 27 140 52 552
Combs f 28 126 47 299
Doran g 28 51 75 177
E. Donovan c 27 59 24 142
Podany g 27 33 21 87
Martini f 28 29 ' 13 71
Rubber: g 27 22 13 57
Wfaelchli f 20 7 3 17
Hale g 16 ' 7 5 17
Staudinger f 11 2 4 8
Borrell g 12 4 0 8
Clausen f 5 1 0 2
Dietrich g 3 0 1 1
Harris f 1 0 0 0
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On the following pages the CIARLA lists the Student Body as of November
1, 1944 and the students who have entered College since that date. All addresses are
Pennsylvania unless indicated otherwise.
STUDENT BGDY, NOVEMBER 1, 1944
FRESHMAN--FifSf Semester: Robert
H. Albright, Allentown, Robert B.
Battersby, Narberth, John N. Bird,
Pennington, N. J., David W. Burt,
Tamaqua, James H. Chafey, Bay Head,
N. J., Albert Citarella, Belleville, N.
J., Theodore Diduck, Reading, Paul
Edelman, Fleetwood, Frederick Ehr-
hardt, Allentown, Charles J. Gillen,
Philadelphia, James L. Gosner, Jr.,
Easton, Sidney Greenberg, Allentown,
Raymond D. Groff, Quakertown, Eu-
gene C. Harmony, West Catasauqua,
Homer Haaf, Allentown, Charles R.
Herbst, Bethlehem, Donald L. Jones,
Allentown, Edmund W. Krause, Allen-
town, Harold P. Lehman, East Green-
ville, Henry M. Mahlstedt, Whitehouse
Station, N. J., Evan G. Mann, Allen-
town, Donald T. Miller, Lehighton,
Harrison A. Moyer, Allentown, Her-
bert L. Needleman, Allentown, Walter
Nosal, Coopersburg, Warren T. Wot-
FRESHMAN-Second Semexter: Earl I.
Adams, Tower City, George Baker,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Martin W. Binder,
Reading, John R. Bogert, Wilmington,
Del., Joseph W. Bretz, East Mauch
Chunk, Robert Corkhill, Allentown,
James L. Doran, Ridgefield Park, N. J.,
Craig Dorward, Reading, George
Eichorn, Ramsey, N. J., Gennaro Fed-
erico, Slateford, Edward Fisco, Ridge-
lield Park, N. J., Aaron W. Fox, Allen-
town, Paul E. Gesregan, Jr., Ramsey,
N. J., John Goddess, Allentown, Harry
K. Graveman, Philadelphia, Severn
Green, Allentown, Ernest M. Hawk,
Northampton, Roger A. Hecht, Neffs,
Robert Horst, Allentown, Alvin F.
Julian, Jr., Reading, Leon Kehr, Sellers-
ville, Richard D. Kishbaugh, East
Mauch Chunk, Robert E. Klotz, Beth-
lehem, Robert Krosner, Union City,
N. J., L. Samuel Krouse, Pottstown,
Alfonso P. Lanzillo, Jr., Allentown,
James R. Laubach, Catasauqua, Harry
G. Leontakis, Atlantic City, N. J., John
Lesko, Nesquehoning, Hawley W.
Merrihew, Allentown, Philip I. Mitter-
ling, Hollidaysburg, Robert O'Brien,
Ridgefield Park, N. J., W. Robert Os-
wald, Hazleton, Calvin H. Peters,
Allentown, George Pickard, Allen-
town, Michael D. Pintavalle, Yeadon,
Karl S. Pretz, Allentown, Glen Reich-
ley, Perkasie, John Reumann, Lansdale,
William Riekert, New York, N. Y.,
John C. B. Robinholt, Ringtown,
Charles L. Schleifer, Philadelphia, Fred
S. Schmunk, Jr., Philadelphia, Daniel
N. Snyder, Ashland, George H. Sutton,
Chester, Charles Theisen, Cliffside
SOPHOMORES-First Semester: Edwin
P. Bastian, Emmaus, Richard D. Berg-
man, Allentown, Peter Bossart, Union
City, N. J., Stanley Edeiken, Philadel-
phia, Willard Kindt, Kempton, Harry
H. Rank, Jonestown, Carl Ruch, Allen-
town, Arthur T. Schmidt, Allentown.
soPHoMoREs-Second Semester: J.
Frederick Becker, Norristown, James
W. Gross, Allentown, Frederick L.
Mahler, Allentown, Charles F. Rinck,
Jr., Philadelphia, John W. Schwalm,
JUNIORS-First Semester: Howard
Baron, Great Barrington, Mass., Harry
R. Billow, Catawissa, Paul W. Billow,
Catawissa, Carl A. Borger, Palmerton,
Alfred H. Erb, Philadelphia, Edwin B.
Gregg, Jr., Philadelphia, James Kop-
penhaver, East Stroudsburg, Carsten H.
Ludder, Flushing, N. Y., James B.
Miller, Lansford, Leroy Newman, Al-
lentown, Arthur C. Peters, Jr., Allen-
town, Bruce R. Romig, Allentown,
Warren S. Schneller, Catasauqua, Lu-
ther H. Wilson, Zion Hill.
JUNIORS--Second Semester: James F.
Bausch, Allentown, Theodore Jentsch,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Robert W. Kiefer,
Archbald, Watson Skinner, Jr., Allen-
town, Clarence E. Willitts, Fullerton.
SENIORS-First Semester: John E.
Bernados, Aldan, D. Ashton Dimmig,
Lansdale, Matthew S. Ersner, Jr., Phila-
delphia, J. Robert Mayer, Lancaster,
William L. Shaud, Annville, Francis
J. M. Shoemaker, West Catasauqua,
Samuel J. Silberg, Allentown, Byron
Somers, Quakertown, Richard L.
SBNIORS-Second Semester: Alton F.
Hoffman, Neffs, Reuben H. Kulp, Roy-
ersford, Robert Ohl, Summit Hill.
SPECIAL STUDENTS-John P. Delich,
Bethlehem, John Flahart, Allentown,
Robert Garis, Allentown, Joseph C.
Heffel, Allentown, Harold R. Kline,
Bethlehem, Wallace J. Knetz, Jr., Allen-
town, Charles McCallum, Allentown,
John Oberly, Allentown, Stephen M.
Sivcho, Hokendauqua, George E. M.
Stumpp, New York, N. Y., John Yohe,
ENTERED MARCH, 1945
Thomas R. Davis, Tower City, Wil-
liam E. Dennis, Stroudsburg, Robert
W. Fretz, Lansdale, Thomas Golden,
Easton, Joseph G. Kutos, Bethlehem,
George Mclndoe, Yonkers, N. Y., Ray-
mond A. May, Jr., Schuylkill Haven,
Clarence W. Rhoda, Jr., Philadelphia,
John E. Rogers, Allentown, Richard
Rosamilia, Easton, Henry Rosner,
Brooklyn, N. Y., John F. Waelchli,
ENTERED JULY, 1945
Clifton B. Barker, Palisades Park,
N. J., Luke L. Batdorf, Womelsdorf,
George L. Beineman, East Mauch
Chunk, Joseph A. Best, Allentown,
Richard E. Bieber, Reading, Richard
A. Bodenweiser, Trenton, N. J., Ralph
A. Boyer, III, Laureldale, Richard K.
Brown, Red Bank, N. J., Benjamin
Chorost, Allentown, V. Paul Clausen
Rutherford, N. J., Anthony Clemente,
Arlington, N. J., George D. Courtney,
Mahwah, N. J., Irving F. Dax, Allen-
town, Lawrence P. Delp, Tamaqua,
Robert P. Desch, Allentown, Henry H.
Donovan, Bogota, N. J., Norbert H.
Drews, Denton, Md., Michael G.
Fidorack, Bethlehem, Albin H. Gapsch,
Philadelphia, Theodore E. Getz, Phila-
delphia, Edward S. Grifliths, East Lans-
downe, Robert M. Gross, Allentown,
Richard G. Hermany, Allentown, Ern-
est Hoh, Jr., Lancaster, Henry C.
Jacobs, Allentown, Paul R. Johnson,
Allentown, Robert A. Kantra, Allen-
town, Clifford R. Kindred, Allentown,
John C. Kirschman, Emmaus, 'Glenn
R. Landvater, Columbia, Charles A.
Lohman, Westwood, N. J., Anthony
Marino, Jr., Weehawken, N. J., Charles
Markley, Emmaus, Leo J. Martini, Jr.,
Union City, N. J., Roy W. Meck, Al-
burtis, Richard M. Menne, Bethlehem,
Robert G. Merkle, Allentown, Frank
H. Miltner, Westwood, N. J., N.
Charles Palczuk, Williamstown, Robert
L. Parry, Allentown, Irwin T. Prince,
Maplewood, N. J., William Pros-
peri, Bethlehem, Jacques C. Rasser, At-
lantic City, N. J., Robert M. Rauden-
bush, Ashland, James K. Reichardt,
Allentown, Gerald S. Rogers, Reading,
Earl R. Roth, East Greenville, Albert
Rubbert, Ridgefield, N. J., Frederick
E. Ruccius, Norristown, Leonard P.
Salines, Jr., Allentown, Walter Sawruk,
Bethlehem, John B. SchaeEer, Read-
ing, Robert L. Schantz, Westwood, N.
J., Paul C. Schroy, II, Westville, N. J.,
Richard L. Skinner, Allentown, Thom-
as F. Snyder, Allentown, Joseph
Staudinger, East Paterson, N. J., Otis
Summerville, Philadelphia, Ernest A.
Turtzo, Bangor, Adolph H. Wegener,
Ambler, Royal W. Weiler, Allentown,
Stanley K. Wieder, Easton, Ora L.
Wooster, Jr., Clementon, N. J., Wal-
lace C. Worth, Jr., Bethlehem, William
V. Wry, Clifton, N. Lambert
ENTERED NOVEMBER, 1945
Carl M. Adams, Bethlehem, John H.
Adams, Riegelsville, Paul S. Albert,
Myerstown, Charles H. Albright, Jr.,
Allentown, David H. Alloway, Em-
maus, Charles E. Bayerlein, Rochelle
Park, N. J., Eston J. Becker, Jr., Allen-
town, Sheldon B. Benscoter, East
Mauch Chunk, Donald M. Biehn, Phil-
adelphia, Raymond F. Boomhower,
Allentown, Frank J. Borrell, Cliffside
Park, N. J., Richard E. Bray, Allen-
town, Walter R. Busch, Hohokus, N.
J., Harold A. Butz, Allentown, Ray-
mond A. Carazo, Palmerton, Van
Combs, London, Ky., Stanley H. Cyl-
inder, Allentown, Frank D'Anci, Emer-
son, N. J., Francis Denise, Bethle-
hem, David E. Dietrich, Allentown, Ed-
ward G. Donovan, Bogota, N. J., Henry
H. Donovan, Bogota, N. J., Robert
Donovan, Bogota, N. J., Francis H.
Ede, Jr., Pen Argyl, Earl A. Erich,
Allentown, Frank Falcone, Bangor,
Arthur L. Fiest, Valley Stream, N. Y.,
Forrest F. Fister, Allentown, Curtis A.
Fridirici, Fogelsville, Edward J. Gal-
gon, Cementon, Herbert F. Gernert,
Jr., Allentown, John R. Gilbert, Allen-
town, D. Frank Giuliano, Weehawken,
N. J., William F. Glase, Allentown,
Joseph Greenberg, Allentown, Joseph
W. Greenberg, Bethlehem, Richard R.
Hale, North Bergen, N. J., Harry
Harris, Somerville, N. J., Edward A.
Hartman, Jr., Allentown, Joseph A.
Hartman, Allentown, Donald C. Heck-
man, Allentown, Mark A. Heiney,
Aquashicola, Ferdinand F. Heller,
Pottstown, William Hepburn, Allen-
town, William S. Herbert, Westwood,
Nj J., David L. Hilder, Allentown,
David K. Hoffman, Allentown, Frank
J. Holczman, Palmerton, Laurence G.
Horn, Philadelphia, George H. Hri-
cinak, Cementon, Thomas W. Houtz,
Orwigsburg, Stephen L. Johannes,
Palmerton, George Katchmarik, Hazle-
ton, Ray Kaufman, Oley, Nathan Kline,
Allentown, James J. Kloss, Allentown,
William F. Knechel, Allentown, Paul
J. Knerr, Jr., Coopersburg, Herman E.
Knies, White Haven, Charles D. Koder,
Quakertown, Samuel H. Kuhns, Wes-
cosville, G. Alan Lakin, Philadelphia,
Arnold Levin, Philadelphia, Ronald
Levine, Atlantic City, N. J., George F.
Leymeister, Orwigsburg, Donald L.
Long, Allentown, Carl F. Luppold,
Reading, James H. McAndrew, Allen-
town, Francis X. Maradeo, Nesquehon-
ing, Leo J. Martini, Jr., Union City,
N. J., John Mazzacca, Jr., Rutherford,
N. J., William T. Messler, Plainfield,
N. J., William A. Metterle, Trenton,
N. J., Arthur R. Miller, Coopersburg,
Orville E. Miller, Lehighton, Charles
O. Mimm, Orwigsburg, Richard W.
Muller, Bethlehem, Robert E. Murray,
Jr., Allentown, Donald L. Neiser,
Allentown, George P. Pappas, Pater-
son, N. J., Victor F. Pascarella, Emer-
son, N. Bernard J. Pignatari, Free-
land, Louis G. Prisnock, Jr., Coplay,
Donald D. Pritz, Allentown, Leon O.
Rabenold, Allentown, Malcolm F. Rau,
Danville, Richard R. Rau, Philadel-
phia, Graham T. Rinehart, Strouds-
burg, Kenneth J. Rogers, Allentown,
Harold E. Rothermel, Allentown, Rich-
ard C. Rushmore, Scranton, Howard
L. Ruth, Allentown, Roger W. Saund-
ers, Bethlehem, Russell F. Schneck,
Allentown, Franklin E. Sherman, Al-
lentown, Paul V. Smith, Ridgefield
Park, N. J., Ralph H. Smith, Slating-
ton, Robert M. Smith, Allentown,
Samuel Smith, Philadelphia, Raymond
F. Strobel, Allentown, Edward M.
Sullivan, Plainfield, N. J., John D.
Swift, Ridgefield Park, N. J., Robert
B. Taylor, Allentown, Robert H. Vogel,
Allentown, John T. Walker, Allen-
town, John W. Walters, Hazleton,
Charles F. Weaver, Allentown, Calvin
C. Weidner, Kutztown, Clyde A. Werk-
heiser, Palmerton, Charles W. Wieder,
Allentown, Ralph R. Wieder, Allen-
town, Oscar R. Wood, Allentown, Ho-
bart A. Wuchter, Allentown.
ENTERED MARCH, 1946
Robert F. Anderson, Brooklyn, N.
Y., Alexander E. Andrews, Bethlehem,
Edwin C. Angstadt, Allentown, Jay L.
Arnold, East Stroudsburg, Holford G.
Arrison, Jr., Merchantville, N. J., Paul
A. Baas, Jr., Allentown, Glen H. Beck,
Allentown, Sheldon B. Benscoter, East
Mauch Chunk, Edward T. Blair,
Stroudsburg, Mathias J. Bold, Bethle-
hem, Charles R. Boswell, Lansdowne,
George Bournias, Bethlehem, Theo-
dore E. Brubaker, Northport, N. Y.,
Warren T. Burns, Allentown, Paul H.
Campbell, Allentown, William M.
Campbell, Jackson Heights, N . Y., Wil-
liam Candia, Allentown, Frank Cannon,
Allentown, Theodore W. Charles, Al-
lentown, Oscar N. Cherney, Allentown,
Francis C. Chrismer, Bethlehem, Rich-
ard H. Christie, Lodi, N. J., Richard
A. Clauser, Allentown, William F.
Clemson, Allentown, Anthony F.
Daniele, Bath, Marvin Dannenberg,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Frank D. Delong,
Jr., Allentown, John L. DeLong, Ho-
kendauqua, Russell DeVinney, Allen-
town, Richard E. DeWitt, Athens,
James F. Doorley, Bethlehem, Harold
G. Eckert, Hellertown, James C. Eisele,
Allentown, Joseph L. Ellwood, Allen-
town, W. Paul Elson, Freeport, N. Y.,
Robert C. Engle, Allentown, Paul R.
Evans, Northampton, Walter P. Fandl,
Allentown, Leroy W. Fegley, Quakake,
Arthur L. Feldman, Allentown, Ken-
neth E. Fellows, East Orange, N. J.,
Michael Finelli, Bangor, Stinson W.
Frantz, Palmerton, Gerald M. Frick,
Allentown, James S. Ftiscar, Allen-
town, Herbert J. Garber, Philadelphia,
John Gehman, Northampton, Angelo
Giacobbe, Allentown, Herbert L. Goss,
Philadelphia, John T. Graner, Allen-
town, Clyde Graver, Jr., Lehighton,
Edward W. Green, Easton, David
Hacket, Allentown, E. Roy Hager,
Pleasantville, N. J., Erwin H. Haney,
Allentown, Joseph P. Harakal, Hoken-
dauqua, James F. Harrington, Dallas,
Tex., Aristides P. Harris, Allentown,
Edwin Harte, Allentown, Lee G.
Heckman, Allentown, Robert G. Hol-
land, West Catasauqua, Edward F.
Holman, Glenside, Donald H. Hor-
ner, Allentown, Morris F. Houck, Jr.,
Pottstown, Bernard W. Houser, Al-
lentown, Alexander L. Huber, East
Mauch Chunk, James G. Ibbotson,
Catasauqua, George Janoski, Al-
lentown, Vincent Jerant, Allentown,
Julius W. Johnson, Philadelphia, Fred-
erick Joseph, Allentown, Paul Karo-
beinick, Lester, Charles F. Keck,
Pennsburg, John E. Keefe, Plymouth,
Walter R. Keim, Reading, Atwood
R. Kemmerer,' Egypt, Joseph H.
Kerr, Collingswood, N. J., Albert H.
Kessler, Shamokin, Mahlon J. Kistler,
Lehighton, Leo S. Kituskie, Gilber-
ton, Robert H. Klein, Allentown, Wil-
liam J. Klink, Bethlehem, Raymond
Kurtz, Wescosville, William Lacina,
Swoyerville, Ernest L. Lahr, Nazareth,
Claude M. T. Laudenslager, Jr., Allen-
town, Arthur J. Leavitt, Kansas City,
Mo., William Leshner, Philadelphia,
Frank Lesnewich, Ridgefield Park, N.
J., Solomon Levine, Allentown, Harvey
Lockwood, Allentown, David B. Lom-
bardi, Bethlehem, Henry P. Lowen-
stein III, Kansas City, Mo., William
E. Lucas, Ellenboro, W. Va., John Lush,
Allentown, Earlin H. Lutz, New Ring-
gold, William A. Lybrand, Maple
Shade, N. J., John F. McGrath, Free-
port, N. Y., John H. McQuilken, Allen-
town, Richard C. Manchester, Holli-
daysburg, Matthew F. Maradeo, Nes-
quehoning, Benjamin T. Marchant, Jr.,
Merchantville, William H. Marsh,
Stroudsburg, John H. Masters, Jr.
Allentown, Richard A. Mattern, Em-
maus, William May, Bethlehem,
William R. Mayo, Allentown, James
S. Mays, Front Royal, Va., Anthony
W. Mazzacca, Rutherford, N. J., John
D. Mellinger, Philadelphia, William D.
Miers, Allentown, Donald L. Miller,
Nazareth, Donald R. Miller, Allen-
town, Kenneth A. Miller, Center Val-
ley, Richard W. Miller, Allentown,
Vernon A. Miller, Ellerslie, Md., Ed-
win Minner, Egypt, Paul Mohr,
Kingston, N. Y., Paul Molchany,
Cementon, Jay S. Morse, Plainfield,
N. J., Thomas A. Moser, Allentown,
Robert P. Moyer, Allentown, William
E. Nadig, Jr., Allentown, Milton A.
Nagle, Allentown, Kermit Nester, Al-
lentown, Vincent R. Newhart, Hoken-
dauqua, Eugene F. Neyhart, Allen-
town, Frank Nigro, Jr., Allentown,
John M. Nuss, Bethlehem, Wistar B.
Paist, Doylestown, Sidney B. Parmet,
Pottsville, Elmer A. Parton, Allentown'
William R. Peiffer, Philadelphia, Mor-
ton L. Perkiss, Philadelphia, Robert
Petrie, Catasauqua, John Pituch, Allen-
town, Samuel S. Platt, Jr., Camden,
N. J., Walter Pocalyko, Palmerton,
Nicholas Polk, Gilberton, Paul J.
Rabenold, Allentown, Albert H. Raub,
Allentown, Daniel A. Reider, Phila-
delphia, Leonard T. Reifsnyder, Or-
wigsburg, William D. Remmel, Allen-
town, William Reslie, Bethlehem,
G. Hammond Rever, Baltimore, Md.,
Stanley Richman, New Brunswick, N.
J., Claire E. Riedy, Allentown, Mal-
colm G. Robertson, Philadelphia, Jer-
ome Rosen, Clifton, N. J., Ammon C.
Roth, Jr., Allentown, Bernard Roth,
Allentown, Henry T. Roth, Fullerton,
Willard A. Rothermel, Shamokin, Her-
bert Sacks, Camden, N. J., Herbert E.
Saeger, Allentown, Aloysius P. Saem-
mer, Bethlehem, Richard T. Schantz,
Allentown, Robert L. Schantz, West-
wood, N. J., James K. Schell, Aliquip-
pa, William B. Schellerup, Westwood,
N. J., William Schmoyer, Allentown,
Robert Schneck, Fullerton, William
H. Schneller, Catasauqua, Donald D.
Schray, Allentown, Theodore P.
Schultz, Bethlehem, Edward Schwob,
Weehawken, N. J., Thomas G. Sea-
bourne, Allentown, James A. Senape,
Allentown, Robert E. Seng, Allentown,
Donald O. Sensenbach, Allentown,
Rouben I. Shamai, Baghdad, Iraq,
George R. Shelly, Bethlehem, Richard
W. Shepherd, Allentown, Edward B.
Shirk, Catasauqua, Joseph Smith,
Allentown, Luther H. Smith, Kunkle-
town, Robert M. Smith, Birdsboro,
Robert W. Smith, Jr., New Tripoli,
Carl D. Snyder, New Tripoli, Andrew
J. Sofranko, Allentown, Rudolph M.
Soldo, Bethlehem, John N. Soler,
Allentown, Edward I. Spencer, New-
ark, N. J., Charles P. Staub, Allentown,
Raymond A. Steidel, Allentown, Don-
ald Stevens, Springfield, O., Donald
A. Steward, Beaver Meadows, Bruce L.
Stirzel, Philadelphia, Stephen J. Strella,
Cementon, Sterling A. Stryker, Cemen-
ton, Ross M. Stuart, Allentown, John
B. Sweeney, Allentown, Earl R. Thom-
as, Jr., Quakertown, John N. Tobin,
East Mauch Chunk, James E. Toggart,
Bethlehem, Lawrence R. Tropp, Min-
ersville, Robert S. Turton, South
Orange, N. J., Lloyd G. Underwood,
Westwood, N. J., Carl A. Utsch, Jr.,
Allentown, John A. Waidelich, Jr.,
Allentown, Bertram E. Wakeley, Quak-
ertown, Robert E. Walck, Bowmans-
town, Robert P. Wells, Philadelphia,
Richard E. Wentz, Allentown, Everett
Wilson, Port Washington, N. Y., Rich-
ard N. Witmer, Souderton, Andrew
Wyda, Jr., Ashley, Edmund T. Yen-
shaw, Eckley, Walter P. Yost, Allen-
town, Guy Zeiner, Allentown.
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