Nebraska Wesleyan University - Plainsman Yearbook (Lincoln, NE)

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fr J ( Loungers Gifts for year round comfort, For Him— WILSON PA|AMAS It has the exclusive No-belt feature. Fine brorde ' oths in new patterns. A lounge type. $2.00 For Her SLUMBER WYNS by Van Raalte A soft knit fabric that ' s really too nice for sleeping. She ' ll love them. In blue or pink. $1.95 " Gifts I ha I please are gifts to wear " J THE PLAINSMAN FALL NUMBER. VOLUME XXXIV, NUMBER 1 Lois Horn. Walter Van Skiver. Bus.ness Manager CONTENTS ARTICLES Scrapbook Soliloquy — Betty Barker 8 The Big Ten— The Editor 11 The Private Lives of Public Persons — Delmar Nuetzman 12 Majors and Minors — Margaret Jensen 14 Occasionally Speaking — Art French 15 How Becoming — Olga Mary Hitchcock 16 East Side, West Side— Willard Wilson and Edson Hubbard 18 Twenty Eight Thousand Ins:de — Elizabeth Nicholls 20 March of the Plainsmen — Victor Bailey and Roland Enos 22 Meditations of a Maverick — Paul Moves 28 Yellers of the Brown— Doris Craven and Bouna Story 29 Melodies from the Music Box — Lois Connor 30 We, The Freshmen — Melvin Bowman 32 And They Came Back For MoRE-Emmn Jnne Vanatta 41 Eutopia?— Bill Benker 47 EXERPTS FROM BILLBOARD THINKING — Almon Moon 48 FEATURES This Fall 3 Dedication .... 4 Shaded Paths 6 Because 21 PHOTOGRAPHS Cover Photographs- -Homer Mouden Old Main— Dole 6 Watermelon Feed— Homer Mouden 9 Alpha Delta Theta Rush Party limner Mouden 9 Physical Examination— Homer Mouden 10 Chancellor Cutshall — Dole 12 Deans Alabaster. McProud, Jensen, and Halbert — Dofe 13 Band — Dole 14 Cartoon — Stanley Bimson 17 Football Action Homer Mouden 22 Lettermen — Dole 22 Yellers of the Brown — Dole 29 Chorus — Dole ;jq Strinc Ensemble — Dole 39 Orchestra — Dole 31 Operetta — Homer Mouden 31 Freshmen Panels — Dole 33 Sophomore Panels — Dole .42 LOli HOPiD i-cL-to -1 -Cl iJ- ujflLTiP. van shivip. £w. yMjn. . TH IS FALL At last, for better or for worse, the first edition of the Plainsman makes its appearance. It is yours — the epic of this semester ' s joys and tragedies in college life. Do with it what you will. An acknowledgment of the sincerest kind goes to last year ' s editor. Ruth Butcher, for her help and sugges- tions. Thanks, Butch! Have you ever sat in a quiet room on a late afternoon, just listening? Try it in White Building sometime. The Plainsman office is an ideal lo- cation for just this. From the Wes- Icyan office comes the steady rattle of a typewriter being pushed to meet the deadline. The hammering of the stage crew in the auditorium dully emphasizes Pop Bennett ' s booming instructions to his chorines on the floor below. In the debate room some orator is convincing imaginary multi- tudes. And down the walk from the Library comes the clip-clip of high heels, in double time to heavier steps. And while listening, take time to make yourself realize that this is your college, your four years. Just what is it meaning to you? Part of the romance w ? hich is ex- pressed in the words " Yale, " " Har- vard, " " Princeton, " is the love of a man for the activities in which he has carried forward the colors of his school. A commendable character- istic of these three great universities is the arduous search of these men for potential collegians. When a great Princeton back sees a fine high school football man, he thinks only one thing — " I ' d like to see that boy in Princeton colors, carrying on. " And to that end he contacts the youth. and cinches him for Princeton, before his old rivals, Yale and Harvard, claim the prize. When the boy gradu- ates from Princeton, he perpetuates that tradition. He does not drop the colors — he finds a man who will take his place, who will carry on. Leafing through the Sunday paper, I was amused by Madge Evans ' loyal defense of Youth. Glancing down the columns, my eye caught the phrases, " Look at college elections, as compared to national ones. At college, they may argue as to a can- didate ' s fitness for office, but they don ' t indulge in personalities. He ' s elected on his merits, because he ' ll make a good officer, and for no other reason. " Whither wentest thou to college, Madge? Most of us here agree that politics exist wherever there is cause for human competition. But I ' m afraid that the campus brand isn ' t all so rosy as Miss Evans would have you think. Take Wesleyan, for example. We have politics, and as most of us admit, not such clean politics, either. But the majority of us shrug our shoulders and say, " You jusl can ' t get away from politics! " Xo, I don ' t believe we can. But is there any reason why they can ' t be dragged in the open and aired off a bit? Nine cases out of ten would profit by a little exercise with a duster. It ' s merely a suggestion, but I ' ve heard many a collegian say that open politics in elections, with candi- dates from various organizations placed before the public by cam- paigns and speeches, would not only be cleaner, but would be more fun. 117 (7 about open politics for our Wesleyan campus? Say, boys, weren ' t you proud of your student body on that certain Saturday in November? Not only did Wesleyan appear to be a gracious hostess, with uniformed ushers for the convenience of the guests, but she showed true spirit by standing behind the team long after the last whistle had blown. And don ' t think the student body wasn ' t proud of their fighting team ! Now we have the basketball season ahead of us. As Ptac said the next day, " We ' ve got to retaliate by beating Hastings in basketball. " Go to it. The band, cheer leaders, pep club, and student body will stand back of you. Give it all you ' ve got. Fight the good fight, and at the end of the season we ' ll say: " We were good losers in foot- ball; we are good winners in basket- ball. " To the Plainsman spirit of those Mothers and Fathers who have worked, sacrificed, and prayed, that their sons and daughters might have a Christian education, this hook is dedicated. SHADED PATHS Looking from the south, we can see Old Main through the Long row of dark barked trees flanking the cinder road. Flashing gold and brown in the Autumn ' s sunlight, Standing stark and taut in the Winter ' s moonlight, These elms have grown into our everyday living. Up the years, Men of the Plains broke the sod of a Nebraska Prairie, built churches and schools, and planted trees. Today these elms that they planted stand symbolic of Their own lives. The trees grow tall and sturdy, bear Storm and fair weather alike. They know the beat Of strong winds, the quietus of cool dews. They Speak the courage and the strength of a slow battle Against the elements for existence in an unknown country. And as we can see the long shadows of these elms across our Walk on a late afternoon, so can we see the shadows cast By those pioneer lives that preceded us on the long trail. SCRAPBOOK SOLILOQUY ; Bett B vrker September 8. Diary Darling: You know I ' m not usually this af- fectionate hut Diary, Wesleyanites are back ! The house has a lready started to creak pleasantly aboul stuffed closet-, crowded ' session ' rooms, trampled floors. Old .Main is smiling in a nay. green gown and saying in her stately way: " I ' m glad you ' re hark. " " You ' re welcome home. " " Come in and stay. " And faculty, students. alumni are renewing old friendships, making new ones and planning, hoping, smiling for this year ' s tomorrow-. I )h. it ' s good to be here! The Y. W. C. A. tea in the Council Rooms certainly- disclosed some good looking freshman girls — and peppj ones too. And as usual, the race began this afternoon. It ' s surely fun to watch sororities gaining ground or losing footing just by casual conversations. Those fresh- men don ' t know ii yet, hut some of them went away from that tea with ribbons pinned on them and they ' re not even conscious yet which sororitj those nice upper day- men represent. Some are not even conscious of upper- classmen. Several came up to me, an august senior, and said, " I ' m a freshman, too " — lucky greenies! Si l ' l I MBI K °. Watched the freshmen register. I wonder il any one of them realize that along with English, German, biology, and history they ' re registering for homesickness and happiness, dis- appointments and successes? ■! There must be a million freshies lm and they so conscientiously stand f % in line! In the evening there " = B was the picinc and camp fire and j -%r u speeches at the bowl. If the old fl Zp i[ saying is true that watei seeks its J J own level. I was surely the goat v this evening — one of Brox ' s strays insisted upon eating off my plate with me. The program at the auditorium after the picnic was grand. Good music! Good reading! Si l ' l 1 MliER 10. More freshmen registration and activities. One fresh- man says there ' s so many things to do he doesn ' t know lniw he II gel time to go to classes. Little does he realize the prophetic accuracy of his remarks! In the afternoon, I hen ' wis a reception for the freshman girls in the Coun- cil Rooms. Frances bliss, Virginia Lee Cotton. Peggy oner, and Lois Horn gave speeches— good ones. The freshmen are SO excited and thrilled about their rush bids. September 11. Registration for us old folks. Oh. these requirements! Rushing has started. Si en UBER 13. The rush functions have been grand! The Willard the Alpha (lam calico party, the Alpha Deli marine .1 Beta Phi Spanish tea and the Theta U original Friday-the-thirteenth party, September 14. Preferencing. I guess you really feel as if you are signing your death warrant when you sign your name un- der your choice for a sorority. The girls are so excited and " thrilled about their new families of sisters, mothers and grandmothers. The fellows don ' t let us see their ex- citement so much but I ' ll bet they ' re just as thrilled over their frats. September IS. Of course, church! This Sunday reminds me so much of Thanksgiving or Easter time — Thanksgiving because so many -sororities and frats and pledges are thankful, and Easter because of the parade. September 16. I forgot to say last week that we had classes on Thursday and Friday. I couldn ' t forget it today. My. these faculty members certainly get the idea to you early that you came to school to study. Now this year, I ' m going to keep my lessons up every day. There ' s no sense of my getting so far behind and having to make it all up. First TAP meeting. I ' m both lucky and happy to be a member. September 17. Had lunch at the Alpha Gam house. I don ' t believe hostesses could come put up in any more charming pack- ages. Of course, I tried to walk out of the dining room before the president and probably reverted to type and ate my food with my spoon, but they were certainly gracious about my errors. September 20. First All-Wesleyan mixer. Carnival. It really had atmosphere. Tomorrow, I ' ll bet the janitors will be sorry that it had so much. September 22. ■Anna Karma " wasn ' t a bad show. Garbo was really o. k. Faculty still seem to think all we come here for is to study. They ' re surely a dumb bunch! Hut I ' m going to keep my lessons right up. I learned that last year. September 23. Lois had staff meeting. The kids surely tickle me, especially some of these freshmen. Their plans soar high as the sky and they ' ll try so very hard. Some will be satisfied, scime will wonder why they ever thought they could write, others will take their final manuscript and offer it as mule evidence of the deep inner feeling they ' ve had these many years that they just weren ' t made for authors. I ' m well acquainted with the latter group and sympathize, oh so very much. Si i ' ii mb] R 24. Big party! Boy, boy. boy, I heartily approve of the suri of bets our l- ' .d. and last year ' s Fd. make. They bet on the Louis-Baer fight and the one who won had to give the family a party on the proceeds of the bet. Here ' s for more and bigger bets of that sort ! September 26. The football season has really begun! I think the team and student body are both really going to be swell this year. I hope so. The fellows left today for Greeley, Colorado. September 27. Cancellous annual reception. That reception is one of the charming occasions of the year, even if I don ' t approve of the way we dress for it. For some artist, we would make a lovely (?) study in contrasts — tux and sport suits ; formals and street clothes. Perhaps 1 should start a petition to be uniform. On second thought, these petitions have rather a bad connotation. September 28. Bleu Thonge party. Crescent picnic. Tomorrow I ' m going to study. I was going to keep my work up every day. September 29. Delt dinner and Crescent open house. September 30. Have you ever heard the one about the car and the cops? Ask some Crescent pledge. Open cars, noisy horns, screaming girls, stream line escapes, Lockinvar Crescents, allies, hamburgers, blankets, paddles, two A. M. ! Gee, it must be heaps of fun to be a pledge! Oct ober 2. According to latest reports, Chet, Van, Benzinger, Jenkins and Mouden fought the next war and signed the peace treaty this evening. October 3. Another tree. And it took till twelve o ' clock to climb up and down the thing seven times, then chop it down. These sessions have their advantages and their disad- vantages. The advantages come at night when you say, " Well, it ' s all right if I did take this time that I should have been studying. I really learned a lot and enjoyed myself besides. " The disadvantages — when the alarm goes off, when at 8 :30 you remember just after sheepishly taking your seat, that after twenty minutes you ' re absent even if you are present. Wonder who ' s patch they visited? Alpha Delt rush party in full swing October 4. Absolutely the best rally I ' ve ever seen. It was blocks and blocks long. One lady surely got disgusted with us when she couldn ' t get through the traffic. But all her wrath repaid her was a bent fender. I always have felt Harold stumbled and bumped his head on that fender, but I never could find out the particulars. We lost by one point to Kearney. Gee! That ' s a bad start. October 10. Rally. WAA play day. October 1 1 . We won from Wayne — 26-6! Hats off to you fel- lows ! October 12. Beta Phi party. Alpha Delt tea. October 17. In the form of a note, I find one coed writing: " T. T. and I went to the Stuart. Saw Joan Crawford, T Live My Life. ' I like him lots. " No truer words has she ever spoken! Incidentally, Miss Coed, you ' d better treat me pretty swell or I ' ll disclose your identity. Now, I guess I ' ll get my way with that gal for a while! October 18. I guess Fran felt so bad about the Freshmen and Sophomores never getting around to have Olympics that she went out for them herself. She told me today that she was going over to have her ankle taped and Willy Wilson, standing by, said: " Oh, couldn ' t you tap? it? " October 20. Open house at the Theta U ' s. October 21. Beardance at Willard House for Bud and Scotty. It seems that Bud sorta got a bit of a dipping, or perhaps ' dobbing ' would be a better word. When Scotty passed the candy to a little lady at the Willard house that night and said, " Would you like some candy? " the very polite answer came: " Yes, thank you. " I am told her face darkened a few shades when she ' came to. ' October 22. Play in full practice. Homer says from beneath purple circles: " One of these days I ' m going to get to sleep and when I wake up I ' ll be an old man! " ' ning rally. Oh, it was fun! The decorations were all so clever. When you ' re in that rally, holding hands with other Wesleyanites, you can feel the love for that school throb through your hands and down that student body through other hands until at last it make.- one affectionate arm around that Wesleyan campus. And you ' re oh. so happj ' had dismissed 10:30 classes tor a pep rally. It was a good one too. loot hall game at Doane was really a honey. There were so many Wesleyanites there. Doane seemed a bit quiet. I liked the crack about the alarm clock.- Three cheers for the team that fought and won This portrays " What every airl should know ' . ' October 25. Midland and Wesleyan tied. 0-b. It was a swell game. One big week end i starting. Company in the house We want them to be sure and come back next year mi were going to show them a week end such as we never have time to spend by ourselves! October 26. Luncheons, shows, work, fun all mixed together and topped with the play. Oh. Jo was just swell and so was my other pet. The dramatic club really did itself proud. actors and production crew alike. The best set I ' ve ever seen on anyone ' s stage was riuht there on ours tonight: We had a part} ' afterwards. Oh. and what a party! The good old kind where you make candy and generally have fun. Lois and I slept on three pillows on the floor since we were heroes and gave up our bed to the com- pany. We really have this turning over together down pat. Try turning over on a pillow with someone else some day. I dare you to keep the pillow underneath both of you. IBES 30. Prayer meeting and Chancellor Cutshall led it. It really grand. November 2. Dell Halloween party. One hears rumors and more rumors and finds notes in queer illegible shorthand about that party! (You needn ' t feel sorry for yourself, Diary, being punched with that exclamation point. I know of diaries that have a- many as five in them a- a result of only one single i lausi o I " That ' s realh news Those were the words of the woman at the Journal when we reported that Chancellor November °. Theta I " parts. Crescent party. MBER 10. I don ' t see why the days have to pa so very fast. I cling to each one as a life-long friend does who is boarding a plane never to return. Wesleyan days are such swell days! People don ' t get to go to dinners that are any more charming than the one we went to at Jensen ' s tonight. Ease! Grac?! Candle light! Mov- ing pictun u I MBER 1 1. We heard one of the grandest peace speeches ever this morning in chapel. Chancellor Cutshall outlines the ten book.- he would like to have in his library about peace. I ' ve never heard a speech more compelling, more convincing, more practical. It will be many weeks before i forget it. .November 12. The grocery man — the good looking one — really iikes Fran. Today he told her that he ' d been looking for a girl like her for years — one who pays for her own dates. November 14. The Y. W. C. A. vesper service was impressive. The candles melted together till they looked like banks of tallow. They were beautiful. At the close of the service. a- I stood there with my candle and looked around the room at the circle and saw each tiny flame throwing shadow and light across the face of some Wesleyanite. I thought it certainly is " a blessed tie that binds " us. It just can ' t be my last year. It ' s going too fast. November 16. Bleu Thonge party. I hear Oliver Shock is working in the nut department at Rudge ' s — which we think is quite a crack ! November 19. " Tat " (commonly known as Onions when he isn ' t around) says " He ' s in the moon for love. " He adds that he ' s been up before the board every day now since he ' s been in school — the festive board. And the last straw- should come when he says he thinks eating soup with a fork is a stringy idea. Oh. Onions. November 22. Big rally for game. It was truly " stupendous. " A rodeo that really was a rodeo! The debators won the first debate tournament at Blair. MBER 2i. I ' m sorry we lost, but oh. I ' m proud of our football team! I ' m proud of our student body! I thought I couldn ' t be any more proud of a team than I was of the one last year at Hastings, but I believe I ' m more proud of this one. It takes a lot of nerve to fight against a team that ' s slated to beat you. but it take a lot more sportsmanship and courage to fight and keep fighting. (Continued on page 49) 10 THE BIG TEN Away back in that dimly remem- bered swelter of August days, the editor got out her pen and pencil and began busying herself to satisfy her curiosity. It was in summer school that some one had asked: " Say, does any one know just how Nebraska Wesleyan lines up with other Metho- dist colleges? " After pondering tha question for some time, the editor finally decided to get some definite information — no, no, not from Ripley, but from the Information Bureau at Washington. Then a little research from American Universities and Col- leges edited by John H. MacCracken (hi, ho, debators ! ) proved enlighten- ing. Nebraska Wesleyan is listed as " one of the ten outstanding (my apologies to Dr. Dolson) Methodist colleges in the United States. " Quote, Frederic J. Haskin. The other nine are as follows: Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, Ohio Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell, South Dakota DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, West Virginia University of Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee And even in this questionnaire- besieged world, answers were received from eight of these nine schools. The inquiry was originally sent to the re- spective registrars, who selected com- petent authorities to prepare a reply to the survey. The smallest of these Methodist schools is Southwestern University, with 285 enrolled; Northwestern stands as largest, with 3.850 full time students. In answering the inquiry as to which college had developed fastest, we find that in three out of four schools, it was the Liberal Arts Col- lege. Dr. Shirk will be discouraged to find that not one of these schools use in any way that famous Chicago method of teaching where the pro- fessor keeps no record of class at- tendance, but gives a student a grade whenever he is able to pass a stan- dard examination. Every one of the eight colleges that returned questionnaire replies have sororities and fraternities on their campus. At West Virginia, the Wesleyan Pharos exist. Ohio Wes- leyan vouches the information that they have 16 sororities, with 80 ' of the women belonging, and 15 fra- ternities, which take in 85 ' . of the men. It seems that fraternal groups do have a purpose to fulfill. Various means are used to provide for social life on the campus. Sev- eral colleges supervise weekly parties in the gymnasium; others have Y. M. and V. W. recreational rooms. Chat- tanooga has a student commons with club rooms for boys and girls. Five of the colleges have supervised danc- ing. However. Hub. who attended Dakota Wesleyan, one of the five that have dancing, claims that it is proving unsatisfactory. On the question of student smok- ing, most schools remained mute, or explained that the percentage was impossible to estimate. However, at West Virginia Wesleyan, 50% of the girls smoke, and 50 ' of the boys. An even higher average can be found at Ohio Wesleyan, where 55 ' of the girls " suck the cursed weed, " and 70 ' i of the boys. This was sur- prising, to say the least — I mean that the school would give out that in- formation to us innocent Westerners! Bet they don ' t have very good psy- chology departments ! Dramatic organizations come her- alded under as many titles as there were schools. We have the Mask and Win Club from Southwestern, the Duzer Du from DePauw Univer- sity, and the Junior and Senior Arden from Southern Methodist University. For the interest of those warblers one hears at all hours of night and daw we might say that in all of these universities choruses, orchestras, glee clubs, and bands abound. Chatta- nooga sports an Orpheus Club, while DePauw, Ohio Wesleyan, and South- ern Methodist have Phi Mu Alpha groups. To all you prospective pedagogues, here ' s what. Did you know that in the survey, teaching was listed as the most popular career? Business fol- lowed closely. Some one at Dakota Wesleyan has a rocky sense of hu- mor, for in answer to " what career the smallest " they replied " tomb- stone decorators. " Other answers were pharmacy, agriculture, and gov- ernment. Seems strange that in this day of governmental influence throughout the country, less than l ' of the college students show interest in civic careers! Concerning peace movements, it seems that Methodist colleges are doing less than their share. One school answers that Y. M. and Y. W. sponsor peace meetings. In Dakota Wesleyan we have an International Relations Club to promote better un- ( Continued on page 17) The Charles Deering Library, Northwestern University, Evanston, III. 11 THE PRIVATE LIVES I VI I RVIEWED BY When the duties of administration begin to lull and speeches and lec- turer are no longer in such great demand. Chancellor E. Guy Cutshall has ii " trouble finding means of keep ing busilj occupied. The financial page of the daily newspaper may draw his attention ; a 1 k of poems or a detective story may intrigue him: or he may be an enthusiastic fan in the bleachers at Wesleyan bowl. If hi- recreational inclination is towards study, history is his favorite pursuit ; if towards nature and the outdoor-. fishing and hunting occupy his time, A good play or a good movie furnish him with other leisure interests. Although the chancellor became a minister and an administrator of ureal ability, his student inclination- were towards the law profession with Lin- coln and Socrates as his ideals. Finan- cial struggle characterized his college days and also his -even year- of post- graduate work at Iowa City, North- western, and Chicago; at one time it was laundry, at another time work in a bookstore, that furnished the necessary living. Having travelled three hundred thousand miles in the United States and having been in almost every state in the union, Chancellor Cutshall is in a position to judge the desirability of various parts of the country with regard to location, climate, people, and opportunity. For a friendly, human, interesting city, Lincoln is his favorite: for a large city with the same qualities, he prefers Philadel- phia: but for a beautiful, colorful vacation spot, a Minnesota lake for him possesses unparalleled appeal. African lions and elephants were saved from destruction when Dean F. A. Alabaster relinquished his early childhood ambition to be a big game hunter to teach classical languages, arrange chapel programs and edit the annual catalog for Nebraska Wes- leyan. As a child he was also attracted by farm-life, probably because he was reared in the city. His college career opened up two fields of endeavor to him — the ministry and education — and he completed his course before making the final decision. Chancellor E. Guy Cutshall Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi. Ph. D. magna aim lamia; a leader fired by Bk Christian i d e a I i s in, grounded by keen iu- W . sight, humanized b v kindly in- i ii t r r e s t in all those a h o u t h i in. OF PUBLIC PERSONS Delmar Nuetzman Dean Alabaster is something of a linguist, having studied seven dif- ferent languages. No one can know him very long before learning of his hobby of collecting epitaphs. Read- ing is one of his favorite pursuits ; he especially enjoys detective fiction. An Dean F. A. Alabaster uncommon interest of his is original Greek drama which he believes will sometime be recognized by modern dramatists. He likes teaching be- cause it brings him in contact with so many young people and those con- tacts he claims keep him young. From a boy on a Kansas farm to one of the foremost educators of the day is the story of Dean B. E. Mc- Proud. Up to the time when he en- tered college he had no other thought but that he would continue living on a farm until the end of his days. His college career however opened up his Dean B. E. McProud eyes to the possibilities of education as a profession. As a tutor he was much in demand and he recognized the challenge of education. Dean McProud has a passion for growing flowers. He is an exper- ienced athlete, as past Wesleyan an- nuals will attest. Reading is one of his favorite diversions, philosophic and religious works occupying the most space in his library. In his travels throughout the West, he has adjudged Albequerque, New Mexico, as an ideal place to live, although the fact, one of her stories, published in the Pfrairie Schooner, was mentioned by O ' Brien as among the best short stories of that year. If she could choose, she would teach but one course, that on the appreciation and construction of the short story. Dean Halbert is very fond of read- ing, funny-papers coming in for their share of attention, and of such house- wifely attributes as cooking, sewing, state of Washington with its mild cli- mate and its scenic beauty also ap- peals to him as a desirable location. Were Dean Bernice Halbert not busily occupied in teaching grammar to Wesleyan freshmen and in guard- ing the register of social activities, she would probably find an outlet for her energy in authorship. The short story appeals to her very much. In and fancywork. She likes good mov- ies, plays, and musical productions. Her ambition has alwavs been to teach, although as a child missionary work also appealed to her. Her great- est aversion is teaching country school because of the haunting memo- ries of her first teaching experience, which was in the country. Although head of the department of physics and dean of men, Dean J. C. Jensen finds time to carrv on extensive research activities. His re- search along the lines of spark poten- tials, the branching of lightning, and the influence of lakes and ponds on local thundershowers has been in- ternationally recognized. Being quick at figures, Dean Jen- sen ' s first ambition was to be an ac- countant ; his college career estab- lished his interest in the field of Dean Bernice Halbert physics. Many of his students hav2 attained positions of prominence in radio, photography, and physics. Photography is his main hobby, but as a student bicycling was his chief interest, as much for quick trans- portation as for pure enjoyment. Dean Jensen enjoys travel, especially vaca- tion travel. His ideal vacation spot is a northern Minnesota lake, al- though at one time he derived a great deal of pleasure from mountain climb- ing in the Rockies. Though their hobbies may vary Dean J. C. Jensen from lion hunting to bicycling, though they may be acclaimed from New York to California, our Chancellor and Deans are agreed that Wesleyan isn ' t such a bad place after all. Through his scientific activities Dean Jensen has struck up corres- (Continued on page 50) 13 MAJORS AND MINORS V, MaRGAR] 1 Jl NTS! N " Forward, March ! " , a deep voice orders, and fifty-five pairs of while trousered legs step to the -trains of martial music. The drum major command- in terse syllables, " Twirl- ers, post : Squad three h alt ! Squad two, halt ! Squ a d one. halt ! Letter Formations, march I " I our proud ner bea r e r - I twirl- ers march sedately i n f r „nt of the instrum e n t- bearing bipeds, and a feminine specimen of pul- i hritude lifts h e r pert toes like a young kangaroo. The blowers of the brown spread out like a fapanese fan. and loyal Wesleyan hearts a r e thrilled by the ' ' W formation. " Letters are formed, sir! " The drum major salutes the director with mili- tary precision. " Take your post! Resume command! " comes the voice of the director. " Resume ranks! March ' . " They march up the field and they march hack again. " Plains- men of Nebraska, Shout for Wesleyan University, Shout for Wesl yan Uni- versity, Plainsmen of Nebraska, Shout the Praises of the School we love ' Director LeRoy Giles of Pawnee City, wearing a proud expression, re port- main interesting fact- concern- ing the Plainsmen Hand. Phi- year ' s Band is the largest in ten years. The members are experien ed and enthu- siasts : thirty-five are Wesleyan freshmen ; ( Hivei v hoi I drum majoi from Boise, Idaho, was formerly drum major of the high-school hand that won lust place in the Idaho band m in inn no i members of the band In from thii tj tin ' e competing high i imols in the stati ten of which have obtained su- perior or excellent rat ings in Slat e MusicCon- tests ships, the tests, State lir Champion- State Legion Con- MINK contest. The Pep Band is officially sponsored by Dean Ala- baster, an enthusiatstic hacker of both pep and hand. Matt Turn- hull handles pub- s ' , licit for the or- ganization a n d sees to it that t h e Wesleyan Campus hears hears about the band i n more w a y s ' % t h a n one. Don Littrell, in the capacity of business manager, handles tlie finances and helps to make it a " paying proposition " . All these Plainsmen have captured the traditions sheltered in the ivy- covered walls of Wesleyan. Our band -the Pride of the Plainsmen ! ei MEM BERS OF PE Director LeRoy ( riles. Drum Major Oliver A. Schock. Twirlers Bernard Hodgkin, Ral- gh Ripley, Don Littrell. Personnel : Oboes Jessie Bessire Alice Craven Horns Marjorie Graybill Mr. Bosserman Karl Weber Clarinets Francis Breeden 1 tarold 1 leckman Randolph Stewart Robert Beebe Floy Prom Mai McAllister Saxophones I loroihy ( onlee Erma Nelson Charles Spencei Bernard Hodgkin 1 1 ' maid Ji hnson Lucile Tranbarger ( ' ymbals Mildred Stinespring 14 P BAND ARE: Trumpets Marion Honham Oliver Schock Roberta Barnard Pete [ones Walter Fosbury Harold Marselis Yvonne Gaylord Toby Randall Dorothy Hollingsworth Prank Day Baritones Wildon Sterner Edna Aufrecht Street Drums Walter Harrold Milton Dates Paul Butler Robert Stanley Trombones forest Streikler Raleigh Ripley- Charles Burroughs Esther Shipton Kenneth Timmerman Jane Albaugh Tubas Harold Richrads II. Critchett Paul Thomson Ralf lund Jarvis MacDowell Bass Drums Don Littrell Sam Keefer OCCASIONALLY SPEAKING By Art French Chronologically speaking, the first happening happened in the middle of an afternoon, and not at night at all. This was the Y. W. tea, taking place on the Sunday before Freshman Week — very informal and really too utterly utter. Oh. Deah! (How do I know? I wasn ' t there.) The mem- bers of some of the women ' s Greek groups turned out in large numbers, due no doubt to their loyalty to the V. W. Mrs. Frances Goodhue Loder read beautifully. Helen Minick sang gloriously, and Lois Connor played a breath-taking violin solo with her usual skill. And really, the crowd was surprisingly large: it surprised even the refreshments committee. I hear that those at the end of the line were cut down to only one cookie and half a sandwich. It Happened One Night that the Y. M. boys obtained (we ' re not to ask questions as to how or when ' ) enough watermelons to feed an army — or a bunch of hungry freshmen. Report has it that Dean Jensen was caught squirting seeds at an unsus- pecting freshie, but so far nothing has been confirmed. I do know, how- ever, that three butcher knives in the hands of competent persons can spell heaven to a group of watermelon fiends. At least and at last we all emerged with clean faces and full gastric receptacles. It Happened One Night that Bill Benker, in a moment of geistesab- wesenheit (for you benighted and illiterate ones, it means absent- mindedness), sent his suit to the cleaners. Imagine the chagrin of the girl-friend if Willy hadn ' t bought a new suit to keep the date : chivalrous guy! (Methinks a bit " teched in the haid " ) . . . And so Bill turned up at the " Chan ' s " reception. Everyone seemed to be there with an escort, excepting those persons whose current or long standing interests were at Greeley. An aura of " dressiness " pervaded the Council Rooms, and some of the girls looked quite stun- Occasionally speaking, it happened one night, but explicitly speaking, it happened on several nights. ning. For instance. Peg Spooner was downright handsome in a birthday gift of a blue velvet formal. Paulene Mangles looked very ultra, ultra, in a cerise, irridescent taffeta. (I didn ' t slip on that, did I?) After the tra- ditional pineapple ice and cookies, the group assembled in Huntington Hall. Prof. Ely, as Master of Cere- monies, cut quite an elegant figure. The program included a group of vo- cal solos from Pop Bennett, a read- ing. " Two of Them, " by Miss Enid Miller, and two numbers by the string quartet, which was composed of Mrs. Oscar B ennett, first violin; Lois Connor, second violin; Miss Pauline Slonecker, viola, and Mis June Meek, cello. It Happened One Night that not only students, but faculty, became quite engrossed in throwing confetti. Four " candid-dates " held the most stupendous and gigantic political rally of the year t determine the alma mammy ' s chiefest soap-box orator. Peter Porter, the Plutocrat, and the " biggest smoothie on the campus " : Gusty Gus Wilson, " strike up the band, boys " : Rathful Ran- dall and his little brown jug, " the friend of the common peepul " : and Belligerent Butcher, " women, demand your rights, " cheered on by the gustiest and lustiest of the political groups, the Suffragettes — Ah, what a night ! The " Hick " band blared the most ungodly and raucous of tunes, and at the most inopportune moments — Oh, that wiley Wilson! Those in charge of the political shebang were quite elated over the success of the party, as it really was one of " the Snarkies " of the year. Fran Bliss combed down a curl two weeks after that, and confetti tumbled out. ( Might this not be recorded under " Intimate Glimpses ' ?) It Happened One Day that the Seniors thought they were grown up enough, and knew enuogh to be officially recognized. All this was well and good, for they had been the " Seniors of Renown " nigh onto three months. Although the juniors were in the habit of booing lustily when- ever their superiors were mentioned, even they were able to realize the importance of the situation. At least some of them considered it serious enough to require a rehearsal: almost as lad as one of these church wed- dings ! Thursday. Novem- ber 21. was the date chosen for the mem- orable occasion. The annual senior break- fast was held that morning at Suydam ' s. After a three-course breakfast, toasts were given by Dr. F. M. Gregg, faculty ad- Howe, and Rodney Sams played a violin Ruth Eva visor, St. ilt . solo. Senior Recognition was a solemn occasion indeed. Just b Q for chapel time the juniors, wearing yellow togas and black caps — that is, those who remembered to pay their class dues — assembled in the V. W. room for the final pinning and primping that al- ways precedes such an affair. Then, to the sedate swing of the organ music, the juniors filed up the steps and down the aisle of the assembly, two by two. 1 might say that I thought the goose step was done with the swaying grace of a lily by most of the upper-classmen. Immediately after that, the seniors, rolied in academic caps and gowns, marched through the arch formed by the juniors uplifted p:nnants. Frank Miller was the chaplain of the day. Eight seniors, Melba Mattley, Lillian Gibb, Virginia Lee Cotton, Dorothy Daily. Ross Drulinger, Rodney Stoltz, Maurice Worland, and Matthew Turn- bun sang, accompanied by Neva Cock- lin. Then the senior orator, Almon Moon, delivered an address on the subject, " Billboard Thinking " . The president of the senior class. Tohn Porter, presented the class of ' 36 to Chancellor Cutshall. who officially recognized them. Wynnie Lockhart, Rosalie Tietsort, and Vera Hansen were in charge of the program. All in all, occasionally speaking, the season is off on a good start. We ask only one more thing — an occa- sional chance! IS Back Row: Harvey Tompkins. Delmar Nuetzman. Bob Bader. Harold Heckman Front Row: Stanley Good. Harold Ahrendts. Claude Otto. Nye Bond. The Y. M. ( ' . A. co-operates with the V. W. C. A. in attempting to provide a broader life for students on the campus. This they have striven to do by means of fellowship nr " get-togethers " for the men. At the beginning of the year the fresh- man fellows were entertained at a watermelon feed. In September, the Y. M. helped to sponsor the big political convention. Later on. in October, they held their annual mem- bership banquet. And throughout the school year the Y. M. lounging room is a haven for wearied masculine hu- manity. Here the smack of a ping pong paddle, or the nasal tones ol some would-be crooner are custom- ary sounds. For the benefit of you timid gals whu haven ' t peeked into their domi- cile. I ' m here to tell you that it ' s a mighty interesting place. A mount- ed displaj " f snapshots sent by a Chi- nese Y M. ( ' . A. wil l catch your at- tention almost at once. And hold it. Then you ' ll notice the large number of current magazines scattered about. Perhaps one of the greatest contribu- tions tin- Y. M. makes on this cam- pus i the encouragement they give to the reading of good periodical lit- erature. This i accomplished by hav- ing the nation ' s leading publications on the reading table. At a glance we see the linn. Reader ' s Digest, Papu- lar Science, Inter collegian, Collier ' s, Popular Mi i hanii ■. hit, rnational Stu- dent, Saturday Evening Post, and other- a well rounded course ol " con- temporary historj . (Continued on page 51) HOW BECOMING llv On. a Mary Hitchcock It is a common statement, tossed hither and yon. that collegians are in the " process of becoming — . " Many experience- go into that process dur- ing any year of a student ' s life, for " becoming " depends on the reaching din of one ' s whole life, not just parts of it. The Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. ultimately seek through their parties, meetings, quest groups, dis- cussions, and organizations, to help students live a fuller life. This is done by means of fellowship with people who are today living more abundantly than we. by honest in- tellectual inquiry, by a recognition of beauty and goodness, by worshio bv ?n understanding of people unlike ourselves, and by experimentation; tog. ' h " - in dis- covering God. This last has sometimes been called ' the most daring adventure of humanity! ' Due to busy hours and hurried days, it is becoming more diffi- cult for students to realize a full and creative life. - a means of finding this life, the Y. W. C. A. on our campus is using meetings, quest groups, social affairs, and worship services. The quest groups are being combined with those of the Y. M. C. A. to some extent, in accordance with the National Student Christian Movement. In the Rocky Mountain Region, emphasis is being placed upon a reinterpretation of religion, creative leisure, personal and family relations, race cooperation, world citizenship, and finance. On our Yesleyan campus, these groups are giving an insight into the meds of other people as well as of themselves, into opportunity for group work, and into satisfying place- here in this world. Realizing that the social contacts that one may have on the campus are a valuable means of growing into a fuller life, the Y. YY. has helped to sponsor several successful affairs and through participation in which thev have become better friends, and have come to know what membership in such organizations can mean. The first of these was the annual get-acquainted tea on the Sunday preceding freshman week (Continued on page 51) Back Row: Yvonne Gaylord, Hannah Johnston, Dorothy Morton. Frances Bliss Marv Kirkpatrick, Carol Duncan, Ann Skavadahl. Front Row: Dons Nelson. Velma Hetzel, Neva Cocklin. Mrs. Ethel Bishop Wvnnie Lockhart, Elcena Foland. Eva Sams. In THE BIG TEN (Continued from page 11) derstanding of the foreign situation. But the remainder of the colleges leave the question blank. While Egyptian students, demanding their independence, refuse to leave their town squares, even when buckshot is fired into their groups ; when Italian students agree to give up heat in their schoolrooms to save oil for the onquest and turn in gold rings to maintain the gold reserve ; when, in fact, in all European nations, history, ?conomics, and international relations ire discussed arduously and at much ength, seven of America ' s outstand- ing Methodist universities are not ven doing enough to fill in one small blank of a questionnaire. Alike, yet unalike, we find Ameri- a ' s ten outstanding Methodist uni- versities. Some of the replies were surprising ; some to be expected. But through the pulse of the Christian :olleges we can trace the trends of today ' s youth. And in spite of the riteness of that oft thundered philo- sophy, " the world rests on youth ' s shoulders, ' ' we can see that the small oart played by individual boys and iris in college grows to immense Droportions when multiplied by the hundreds of thousands of collegians ?nrolled in Christian colleges and jniversities. Tudor Arch at Oak Street Entrance, Chattanooga University, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Many are the unsung heroes and heroines on this lowly campus. We have the man who goes without his tie, so that a roommate may sufficiently impress a " first date " . Or the girl who gives up her last pair of undarned hose to a pal who just ran into a snag. Then there ' s the student who says, " I CANNOT break my date with Chaucer to go to a mere party. " Ah, yes. Look about you — heroes at heart, but to an outsider just more colle- gians! What ' s more, YOU may be a hero without knowing it. Remember the time you held the baby for the next-door neighbor, or sweetly invited the gang over to help finish the five-pound box of candy — after you had eaten about half of it. And there ' s that never-to-be-forgotten night that your roommate brought in com- pany, and you so willingly slept on the floor. Now, haven ' t you been a hero? Let us help you discover your true self! T».« " Librir-f tfva " EAST SIDI We read of the thoughts of 0. 0. Mclntire " While Strolling Down Broadway. " We know the thoughts of the people (two ' s a couple, three ' s a crowd) sauntering down the Old Ox Road. Bui Wesleyan has no old Ox Road and no Broadway, so as we stumble down the cinder path, we wonder, as we wander, who are the charter members of the ' itzi-bitzi ' club? Dam(e) Rumor tells SO many interesting things, that we can ' t help but listen. Want to listen with me? Remember when she said that Chuck (mass-of-muscle) Smith was seen playing basketball in a basket-ball suit instead of the usual sweat-suit. There seems to be something about Dorothy Campbell that reminds me of Grade Allen- maybe it ' s her silent reserve attitude — or i.- she reserved? And if so. by whom? Last year Ireland was iu-t a green spot on the other side of the big pond. This year it ' s a Beta Phi pledge i the one with the fur coat |. 1 - Roy Giles (thanks to the Army store) is no longer compelled to wear the white duck tucked into the riding boots. Oh. yes, -Fred Anderson is think- ing of peroxiding his hair— Bel it will look jusl t " o. too duckey. 1 i inord Paulson thinks nothing of singing at four in the morning we don ' t think much of it either. What ' s all this about Reed and Dot and opera practice, and well— you know. Attenshion, please! May we pre- sent the Champeen Pie Haters— step right up. Stales . and you. Witzy. What ' 11 you have, cherry, or carmel? Mattie, how does it feel to be an important playwright ? Embarrassing moments: Barker, at one of the State frats, was intro- duced to a boy. " Oh, you ' re from Nebraska Wesleyan? Well. " 1 know several kids you do — Claud: ' Otto and Bee Brown. " Hetty agreed, and he continued. " Oh, and say — I ' ll bet you know Stanley. " After visible effort she had to admit that she didn ' t know anyone of that surname. " Oh, you don ' t- Well, that ' s me! " Now, what would you have done! ' French ' s in a bad way. Even send- ing bouquets to Campbell! Sterling Amiot ' s been doing some research on the .Man Ac! since vaca- tion. Say, wouldn ' t Ptac ' s little baby doll look cute dressed in a bathing suit? 1 hear its been named " Iffy " Iff isn ' t a boy. she- a girl. Have you heard about the tumbling acts staged by Kaimmer and Baker lately:- ' When they fall, they fall hard. I gin - ' It ' s been noised about that Chet and " Ikie " have beei seeing each other home, (let them to tell you about the man in the moon sometime. Or better still, get the man in the moon to talk. I hear that Ernie Sevier is quite active in Y. W. work at .least if an afternoon of carrying fern-; in the rain is any testimony. Might we in- quire further? ' J hear ' bout the Crescent President being in that awful wreck the night of their party ? We did too. Guess DeGarmo went social in a big way during vacation, if we can judge by report. (Should include the faculty in this) " East Side. West Side, All Around The Town " the campus gossip makes the rounds from one house to another. If our two newshounds haven ' t mentioned you, forgive them and be thankful. If they have caught you up, forget as soon as you can! 18 By Wii i ard Wu son - oh ure:: Wonder why Dean Jen sen is always smiling? I like to read the ads — Dam? Rumor and i were doing just thai and found • ' now I have i-girl complex ion all over — rodney stoltz. ••ninety-nine and forty-four hurt dredths percent pure " — hannah Johns- ton. " bottled sunshine " — elizabeth nich- ols. •dated means its fresh " — art bar- ren. " eventually, why not now " — s. good and hanscom. " four out of every five have " it ' iur guess is as good as mine). " improved with use " — last year ' s test papers. " It hasn ' t scratched yet " — (i ' m afraid to name any one) " The pause that refreshes " — fran Miss. " it ' s pure as snow — and hasn ' t drifted " — Virginia lee cotton. " i would walk a mile for ■ — bill ptacek. " What every growing child needs ' — bud larson. " The answer to a maiden ' s prayer " — dawson hawkins. " when a fellow needs a friend DILLows BEST abe enos " time to retire " — art french. " for young ideas " — iames bliss. " sooner or later your favorite " — doris nelson. " the priceless ingredient " ■— helen heiszenbuttel. " it beats, as it sweeps, as it cleans —final exams. " the CONKLIN pen has a won] guage " melvin bowman. " for your eves " — wynnie lockhart. " walk-over " — I depression date " coffee net i an lane. " they satisfy " amos twins. " what every girl should know " — bob Stewart. " slave-driver " -my editor. " nearly right ' won ' t do — ed hub- bard " what every woman wants " — art french " quality and economy " — mattie turnbull (Continued on page 51) WEST SIDE By Edson Hubbard " There are dates and then there are just women — but anyhow maestro Herrold seems to have found his sparring pardner " . sighs Casey Diers. foot loose and fancy free (and with his free fancy unquestionably settled an one plug pusher for Mr. Bell Inc.) These professional women have their points. Xow take Ptacek. for example. He ' s contented and harmless to all appearances. I ' ll take a date with Taylor, too. any time you ask me. Bill. Oh. well! Xow speaking of marriages. I think Vie and Winnie would look nice in a ru tic sort of louse. I ' d advise a wire-haired terrier to go along with it too. Vic. But Sevier presents another problem. n ' I ' m proud of him cause we agree perfectly on account of because its ots more fun to go with someone e ' se ' s girl than to find one of your own. Still, there ' s always a chance for a mess-up like Bittinger finds herself in when she turns down one date and the honored male fails to make his appearance. Oh. Death! Where is thy sting? Personally. I like a girl like Mitchell — she loves all the boys and she admits it. Guess her pal Sturm is more on the marrying type, though. I like Freshmen — girls. Wish Smith would hurry up n ' take Ayres out of circulation for good. Sigh. sigh : the Crescent Freshmen remem- bering the most thorough ducking afforded Brother Kronen when he eventually decided between the Gam and the Willard clubs. Xow. me — if I were of the wooing type — would embark on a trip of conquest for one Dawson Hawkins. I ' d even like to have his picture on my radio. And that takes us down to Squire Dixon, who frankly admits there ' s only on? reason why he doesn ' t try to hang a pin, and that ' s because he doesn ' t have one. But just wait jntil he makes those required twelve ( ?) hours and then watch Hiram dig out the shekels. By putting two cor- ners and two corners together, we have four corners — and four corners spell heaven to Anderson and Porter. And then says Kaimmer. after a date with the debate squad ' s pride and joy, " Ignorance is Bliss. " They tell me the secret ambition of Cotton and Stoltz is to have posterity enough to produce Hamlet without having to double up on parts. Xow Bearcat Wright fervently hopes he has so many bear kittens that if one of ' em asks him for a penny it will cost him four bits to pay out. I don ' t mind saying Miss Miller is my ideal — she plainly states she ' ll stick to her dog. Houdini. ' X ' me. I ' ll stick to my horse. On the other hand. I al- ways start fixing my neck-tie when I see this girl Tremain ! Would that I had swallowed pituitary pills when I was a youth, or else just naturally stopped expanding a foot sooner. This Devie Craven used her summer to the best advantage, I ' d say. She at least made sure of a date to the Phi Tau pledge party. Wonder when the Delts are going to embark on another en- gaging spree? Ahrendts seems to be plenty much in circulation. I ' d still rather see Dean Reed in a good or- chestra than in Pop Bennett ' s quar- tette. I contend that he ' d make more personal contacts for Wesleyan. I ' d hoped against hope that the Theta IPs Barbara Morey would ask me to their party, but instead I sat at home and plaved solitaire and heard mar- velous tales of one romantic Robbins. If that girl used her head, she ' d be taking fiftern hours in the chemistrv department next semester. They tell me the Crescents had a heck of a time breaking this Mart Brasch from dating during the week. Young Stewart took one likely freshman out of circulation in a hurrv. didn ' t he? Saw LoRee Bowers and Doc Conlee courting in the Stuart show house ' tother night. Bear Tracks Axford was there, too, but his damsel came wrapped uo in one of them clinker hats, so her identity at present is un- known. Had an awfully good looking Dair of shoes on, though. I ' ve noticed H. Menke and our girl Bliss together a coupla times. There ' s something 19 about a football player. They tell me Morton had a big time ' tother night. Guess that Larson came call- ing. Clare Shuman seems to be carry- ing on the social whirl for that family. These twins are doing right well by their betrotheds. I got it straight that Vivian Cutshall thinks Blondy Butler carries the best stock of stories she ever heard Here ' s one on Wilson. Did you see that news article headed " Wil- lard Wilso n Gets 10 Years in Pen " ? Picture ' n ' everything complete — ask any Tau. Really, Evie Y. doesn ' t mind work- ing for the annual at all. Don ' t you think she ' s a good Advertising Man- ager ? One of the most spectacular plays seen in the basketball inter-murals so far this season occurred in the Tau- Bleu Thonge game, when Mac made a perfect basket — in the wrong goal ! Palmer and Bitty certainly love stage work. Guess loyalty to dear ol ' Theta Alpha Phi is worth while, after all! Xews of the day! Charlie Harold and Bliss Jr. were seen dashing to their early class at two minutes to eight. Charlie was grumbling ' cause his alarm went off early. Have you noticed what a swell couple Al and this Jacobey make? Mildred Ellis certainly looks strik- ing in that flame red outfit. And speaking of clothes, would you ever suspect that Lil Gib makes her own? T hadn ' t gotten the idea that she was a home girl ! After seeing Minick carry on with Pop Bennett, I ' m quite convinced that the gal ' s been hiding her talents. Merselis and the cop are great pals. If you ever need a pull — . Edythe Mae and Casey seem to have a case — or be a case, we don ' t know which. (Continued on page 50) TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND INSIDE B Elizabeth Nich Right now at least 28,000 people are inside the smallest building on our campus — the Nebraska Wesleyan library. Each age of history and each divi- sion in a Freshman theme outline has its transitional zone: sOj therefore, must our library. At the foot of the east stairway a drinking fountain that leaks in spite of the plumber, marks the beginning of the transition. With each ascending tep. the gay campus prattle and that snatch of the latest song hit become more and more sub- dued until the step into the main reading room completes the transi- tion, and the more serious mien of a student is assumed. No, don ' t check out a book right away. Stay a while and look this place over. And why not ? Even a I student spends more time here than in his own room! Did you know that at the top of the stairs to your left is the daily weather report ? The forecast is put up every after- noon about 2 :30, so if your landlady hasn ' t a barometer, plan your picnics at the library. While here, just take a peek at some of these unusual magazines. In this pigeonhole, is a publication from Scotland similar to them sometime. Also, there is that journal called Seripta Mathematica : better leave it to the mathematicians, however. Then you might glance at a dozen psychology journals. Of course you read the daily papers. Everyone does. But do you know- how to use the Reader ' s Guide to our National Geographic. Compare Periodical Literature? If not. the librarians will like you twice as much for asking how. because from this corner on around the room are stacked the bound periodicals. Now that we ' re here by the win- dows, just admire the view. Yes, those trees are quite popular objects of attention, especially in the spring. when written matter isn ' t nearly as attractive as tenderly spoken matter. Wouldn ' t you look at these brittle old Science Magazines? The 1857 volume contains a picture of the " Great Ferris Wheel. " the main at- traction at a big exposition of that year. Or. why not whisk through the 1934 volume of Survey Graphic? Fo r the student who still craves_ picture books, these are pictured magazines that one can peruse without feeling the least bit juvenile. If only more books could be bound in gay colors ! Xow. couldn ' t anyone like Social Sciences wrapped in bright yellow? Here at the northwest corner of the room is the biggest variety in the smallest space that one could wish for, because these are the general reference books. In Walsh ' s Handy- book of Curious Information, we find that the famous first voyage of Co- lumbus cost only 57.000 in modern currency: and on this page, that the first roller skates seem to have been patented in 1823 by a fruit-seller in Picadilly. Rupert Hughes says in the Music Lovers ' Encyclopedia that American music is yet a bewildered child, but. nevertheless, it is develop- ing an accent all its own. In his Dictionary of Dates, Haydn tells us that football was opposed and cen- sured by live English monarch.-, in- cluding Queen Elizabeth. And — whisper— if you want the low-down on your distinguished professor, try Who ' s Who in America. That Who ' s Who just below is the English hall of fame. If you will read just one page anywhere in the Oxford Dictionary, you will understand why our li- brarians placed that handle-with-care sign above it. What the Reader ' s Guide is to periodicals, the card catalog is to the 20 collection of books. Hut come on, you don ' t need that book right now. Go behind the Librarian ' s desk and into the stack room. This stack room isn ' t nearly the labyrinth it seems from your chair in the reading room. You see, with all the books numbered and the shelves indexed accordingly, it is almost as simple as a dictionary. You are surprised to see some of these books here, aren ' t you? It all goes to show that for every book you ' . ' ;; i to check out for an assignment, that there are at least ten books that would interest you immensely if you only knew they are here. Costume patterns. Negro spirituals, snappy little essays, styles in old furniture, books and articles written by Wes- leyan professors, and past copies of our school papers and annuals are here any day you call for them. If however, your ' thoughts turn lightly to love ' and fiction, you ' ll find plenty to satisfy your craving. Among the old favorites will come Penrod, The Call of the Wild, Jalna, The White Cockatoo, The Green Light, and Good Earth. While browsing around among the stacks, you might run across such unusual fiction titles as House Boat on the Styx, Back Numbers, Where the Blue Begins, Wet Parade, or Odyssey of a Nice Girl. But if your interest is in just- off-the-press books, try Alexander Woolcott ' s. While Rome Burns, Cath- er ' s Lucy Gayhcart ; Aldrich ' s Spring Came on Forever, or Sandoz ' . Old Jules. Woolcott ' s book was hailed as one of the best of the new crop. The other three are of particular inter- est because of a familiar Nebraska setting. Lucy Gayhcart is a gentle story of a young singer, and the trag- edy of her love for a great musician. Spring Came On Forever surprises you by coming on so far into the - present. Even the last Republican f River flood is there! Old Jules is a character that makes you hate him even while admiring him. There are nearly 28.000 volumes in our Nebraska Wesleyan library. Each one. regardless of size or ultimate popularity, is equal to the life of its author. Some person has spent long, (Continued on page 52) I BECAUSE— -The student body recognizes Helen [eiszenbuttel as a prominent de- ater and " extemper " ; because her plleagues salute her as the best jort among the wranglers ; but most f all because she ' s just " Heize " , e place her on the List of the Elite. - " This is Bliss " ; because she pre- des with dignity over Wesleyan ' s ' . W. C. A. ; and because when she smiles, she dimples for you, we add the name of Frances Bliss to the List. — He is the biggest attraction at the local drugstore ; because he is vice president of the junior class ; and be- cause he can grin and wisecrack when luck ' s against him, we nominate " Bearcat " Wright as one of the Elite. — Dr. Claude J. Shirk is known 21 the campus over for his physical vigor; because graduates from his department find their way to top ranks; and because he himself has that spark of intellectual genius, we chose him. — " Bus is Bus " ; because he is the business manager of Theta Alpha Phi ; because he played a hard game of ball this season in spite of injuries; and because of his frendly sincerity, we conclude with Wesley Seyler. MARCH OF Till PLAINSMEN Hawk-ns Quar erback Roland Enos People everywhere are on the look- out for things thai arc new and dif- ferent. " Believe It or Not " Ripley made a million with this idea in mind. The unaccountable upsets in the N.C.A.C. schedules this fall mighl w,]l he added to Ripley ' s repertor) of unusual facts. Three of the con- ference elevens tasted defeat when the dope sheets picked them as win- ners. The one glaring example which will be forever seared in the memory of Nebraska Wesleyan students was the championship clash between the inspired Hastings Broncs and the Plainsmen, held for the first time in Lincoln since the Wesleyan bowl was built. This game marked the cul- I ' A.l I J Fid back Shuman, Ron Halfback Shuman. Rod End Brasch, Center Ptacek, Tackle Otto, Quarterback lination of the tough 1935 football chedule for a fast, hard-hitting ' lainsmen squad backed by an en- husiastic student body from the rord " go. " Ieptember 27 — Colorado Teachers Led by Captain Dawdy Hawkins, he Plainsmen donned their helmets fter a 500-mile trip for the season ' s opener against a powerful Greeley team. In spite of the disadvantage of a high altitude. Wesleyan showed the Bears that they had a clean-play- ing, hard-fighting eleven. Contrary to the fact that the 31-7 score fa- vored the Teachers, the game was quite closely played, the Plainsmen going over for three counters alto- gether with two of them being called back, and the Greeley team breaking away for three scores on long runs. The Wesleyan passing attack, which was to prove so effective in later games, was brought out for use when a long forward from Captain Hawk- ins to Ron Shuman put the ball on the one-yard line, giving Jack Critch- field a chance to score for the Yellow and the Brown. October 4 — ki army Teachers The Farley grid-men were rapidly gaining power by the second game as was shown when a big Kearney Teachers squad barely took a 20-19 point edge over the home team here in the last two minutes of play by a series of passes from their own 40- yard marker. Ron Shuman, who had been shifted from the wing position to halfback to fdl the vacancy caused by Bus Seyler ' s injury in the Greeley game, proved himself an excellent hall-lugger ami broke through the line for several substantial gains, be- sides accounting for two of the Plainsmen ' s scores. Claude Otto went over for the other one. 1, ARSON. Tackle Seyler, Halfback Critchfield, Halfback October 11 — Wayne Teachers Journeying to Wayne the next ._ week to battle a strong team of iOdt- teachers. Wesleyan ' s eleven clicked in y g £ °- fine shape to bring home a 21-0 de- - , cision. Aided by two long runs oiJvLw » Ron Shuman early in the first quar- jl . 1 ter, the Plainsmen carried the ball to Jjuv o " f H the three-yard stripe, and Vic Bailey J t». o C tf - took it on over for the first counter. d LaA U §0-oA ' On the next kickoff, .Manning, the Wayne quarterback, was downed be- hind his own goal-line for a safety. Ron Shuman scored twice in the sec- ond quarter, once aided on an inter- cepted pass by Clair Shuman and another time by a partially blocked [Hint. The entire second half was scoreless. Menke, Tackle 4 October 19 — Peru Ieachers v -, i With the pre-game sports columns , St predicting a Bobcat victory over th»W oy invaders, the old victory bell agaiih, f l A, Srajj proclaimed another win for Farley ; ' -, - Quarterback men. Disappointing a homecomii i ? ' O ' S, ' -- tppoi crowd of 1,200 Peruvians. gained vengeance over the White with a decisive 13-0 score. Once in a great while a lineman gets ' Aj 7 Wcsley fc 4 % Blue and V ' rp j iS A a chance to make a counter for his team, and Gordon Axford took this chance to recover an enemy fumble over the double-marker for six points. Captain Hawkins plowed through the holes opened by a lighting Wesleyan line for the other tally. The defensive work of Ptacek and Arthur especially helped to hold the Bobcats scoreless. ' liljEkt onfflig G legHedng conckhal I , tog fca ifte i rM s ccMefenc eh p Wrt afftesxoSc a vferjng th visiters i) the I n dri eTlhaf wji riSw yfa{ t lcc sSgerT pfy« •fui )( iniii.R 25 — Midi and It seems thai each conference team plays its hardest game against the Plainsmen, and the Midland Warriors were no ex eption, when they camped in the Wesleyan bowl for the latin ' s ch for rtte War- it wjith Ron Shuman driving tifrough center for a Wesley- an counter . Late in the game the home tea lfi again threatened the Mid- land goal but were held on the 5-yard marker. The battle ended in a 6-6 tie. November 1 — Nebraska " B " With the spirit of victory in mind, the Plainsmen halted a big Nebraska " B " squad to the tune of 14-6. Fire- works began in the second quarter with a series of alternate runs and passes featuring Dawdy Hawkins. A pass from Hawkins to Wallace did the trick for Wesleyan and the count favored them 6-0 as the half ended. .Midway in the third period another Plainsmen drive resulted in Hawkins crossing the goal-marker for the sec- ond score. Bill Ptacek broke through the " Nubbins ' " forward wall in the fourth quarter to smear a punter be- hind his own goal-line, giving the home team two more points. Law- erance Ely ' s eleven filled the air with passes in the closing minutes of the fray, finally scoring on a wide end run just before the final whistle. November 8 — Doane The Tigers were next in line to fall before the Plainsmen ' s assault and came out on the short end of a 32-6 score. Using both an effective pass- ing attack and some powerful line plunging. Wesleyan threatened the enemy ' s goal throughout the game. In the first half, a pass from Critch- field to Hawkins gained six points. Clair Shuman added six more through tackle, and just before the period ended Critchfield crossed the goal- line for another counter. In the sec- ond half, Ron Shuman reached high in the air to snag a long pass from Hawkins and raced for a touchdown. Kopp, who had been playing a bang- up game all evening, intercepted a Doane pass and made the fifth score for the Plainsmen. With the whole team clicking perfectly, the work of Hawkins, Otto, Kopp, Ron Shuman and Critchfield was especially com- mendable. November 15 — York Playing on a field covered with four to six inches of snow, the Plains- men left York with a 12-0 verdict over the Panthers. Three times in the first half Wesleyan came within five yards of the home team ' s goal but lost the ball on fumbles in each case. In the third period Ron Shu- man circled York ' s left end for the first counter of the fray, and ' ic Bailey chalked up another score in the last quarter. Bus Seyler was back in the line-up for the first time since the Midland game and did some nice ball carrying despite his injured knee. November 25 — Hastings Saturday dawned clear — a perfect day for the traditional Wesleyan- Hastings battle and the decisive fight for the N.C.A.C. title. The Broncs were the first to score, Bob Holm breaking through left guard 25 yards for a touchdown. Wesleyan retali- ated with Seyler and Hawkins driv- ing from their own 40, to the 3-yard marker where Ron Shuman smashed over for a score. In the third quarter Imboden made another counter for the Broncs, and a pass, Hawkins to Kopp, brought the score up to 14-12 Ehuman. C, Fullback Hedges, Halfback AXFORD, Tackle Hays. Guard Arthur. Center Kopp. End Van Ells. Guard Brasch. M. Tackle 25 niiN Roberts Athletic Director as the period ended. Out i " avenge their defeat of last year, Hastings cut loose in the final fifteen minutes and added twelve more points in their lead, the last score beinu made on an intercepted pa-- And so ended dO minutes of the hardest football ever played on the YVesleyan field, the Broncs leaving Lincoln with a hard- earned 26-12 victory and a monopoly on the N.C.A.C. title. 1935 Footbai i Schedule Colorado Teachers 31 Wesleyan.... 7 Kearney Teachers 20 Y si y:n... 9 Wayne Teachers YVesleyan 21 Peru Teacher- Wesleyan ... 1.5 Midland 6 Wesleyan 6 Nebraska " B " 6 Wesleyan 14 I )oane 6 Wesleyan 32 York Wesleyan.... 12 I [astings ! i Wesleyan.... 12 Opponents 95 Wesleyan..l36 Athletic director John Roberts is a graduate of the University of Omaha and his activities on the Wes- leyan Campus are known to all, es- pecially the football boys. He has general supervision over all men ' s athletics, before coming to Nebraska Wesleyan. he coached at Cotner and Omaha. This is Professor Roberts ' third year at Wesleyan. If you don ' t think he is a busy num. just drop around at his office or the gym at any time, but if there is any- thing you want to know about We-- leyan ' s athletic or intra-mural pro- gram, he ' s your man. i !oa li Geoi gi Farley, three year letterman and captain his la-i year of the University i Nebraska team, has been responsible during the past three years lor the success of Wes- leyan ' s football team. He is admired and respected by every member of the squad; he ha- everything a player could ask for in a coach. Assistant Coach Jerry Adams, three year letterman from the Universitj cf Nebraska, is the big reason why Wesleyan has a strong, fast, hard- charging forward line that ha- held their own against opponents even when out-weighed. You ' ll hear more about him when wrestling season i i mi- around. 1935 lettermen are as foil w - Captain " Dawdy " Hawkins. quarterback, a lover of football and one of the most consistent backs on the team. His leadership has been of the best and his determination to win. lasting until the final whistle, will always be remembered by his team mates. He is a fine pa-ser and an excellent punt receiver. He has another year to play. Ron Shuman, halfback, and a for- mer end who showed the backfield that a lineman could carry the ball; he proved this on his end sweeps. Ron has played his last game and will be missed next year. Bii i (Smiling Jo) Ftacek, a rangy, scrappy tackle, who could be dsp aid d upon. His specialty was getting the play before it really got started. Hill i- a Senior. Urn Larson, tackle, the biggest man on the squad, and fast too. His fight and weight will leave so large a gap in the line that it will be hard for anyone to fill it next fall. Bearcai Wright, a small guard, fast enough to lead the offense and yet rugged enough to stop everything that came his way on defense. Bear- cat is a letterman of three years and will be missing next year. Bus Siviir, halfback and ex-cap- tain, the victim of an injury received in the opening game at Greeley. This kept him out most of the season, but his determination and fight was an in- spiration to the rest of the team. The roll call will find him missing next year. Yictok Bailey, off the field just easy-going Yic, but on the gridiron a menace to any opponent ' s ball lug- gers, " n his three years here at Wes- leyan, he has proved himself a hard tackling, good blocking back. His touchdowns at Wayne and York are added proof of his fighting tactics. He is known to all for his sportsman- ship. The team will miss him next year. (R. E.) Ron Shuman, a fast, hard charging lineman, around whose r nd yards were made. His pass receiving will be missed next year. Jack ( ' ritchfiei.d, a hard running halfback, who was difficult to bring down. Jack is a good punter and place kicker. He scored the season ' s first touchdown at Greeley. Art French, a fine lineman with plenty of fight and weight who could hold down either a guard or tackle ■ K iH Back Row— Witzenburg. Menke. Rod Shuman, Run Shuman, M. Brasch, Ptacek. Larson, J. Brasch, Childress, Edstrom, Axlunl MIDDLE Row- Athletic Director Roberts, Arthur. C. Otto, Bailey, Hedges, Hawkins, Kopp. Ray E. Seyler, C. Shuman, Barrett, Coach Farley. Front Row— Misner, Hayes, Staley. Critchfield, Wright, French, Van Ells, Conlee, D. Otto, Baker, Assistant Coach Adams. 26 position. He added to the reputa- tion of Wesleyan ' s line. Claude Otto, a fine general who relieved Hawkins and also played halfback. His speed and fins passing aided Wesleyan when yards were needed. George Farley Head Coach Henry Menke, tackle, anoth:r man from Beatrice who spilled the plays before they got under way. He played good, consistent football and will be an asset to the Wesleyan line next year. Sanford Staley, quarterback, small but mighty, a hard runner and one of the best tacklers on the squad. He has another year and will be caus- ing the regulars plenty of worry. Clair Shuman, fullback, a good blocker on the offense. He could back up the line in great style. He will be a valuable man next year. Dell Hedges, halfback, could al- ways be depended on for gains. He made the longest run against Has- tings after intercepting a pass. John Braush, center and two year lctterman, should be an asset to the Wesleyan line the qext two years with his sure passing and tine defensive work. Gordon Axford, a fast, aggressive tackle who could also lead the offense from a guard position. Axford ' s fight and spirit could always be depended upon. Virgil Hayes, a snappy freshman guard who has plenty of weight. A little more experience and he should be one of the best guards in the con- ference. Chet Arthur, freshman center who has been pushing John all year for that position. This Beatrice boy has proven to have all it takes to make a real player. Me i ytn Kopp, end, a first year letterman who earned a regular berth on the team. He is hard charging and his blocking on offense is above par. John Van Ells, guard, a first year man who has shown decided improve- ment as the season progressed. He is a good blocker and defensive man. Martin Braush, freshman tackle who developed fast in one year and should gain himself a regular berth next year. The football season will officially culminate Friday. December 13, in the annual football banquet. Here announcements of the All-Conference team and of next year ' s captain for Nebraska Wesleyan will be given. However, as this book goes to press, word has been received that all All-Conference team, selected by Nebraska newspapermen, ranked four of our football players in their line- up. Captain Dawdy Hawkins received recognition for the fine leadership and excellent headwork that he exhibited throughout the entire season when he was selected as one of the eleven. And I ' m sure we all agree with them that Dawdy deserves the best there is. We ' re glad he ' ll be back next year. Rod Shuman. end, was another Plainsman picked by the sports writers as belonging on this repre- sentative team, because of his speed, his pass receiving, and his drive. We won ' t argue with them any on this point, or this man. Bill Ptacek was rated ace high when the final listing was made up in the football score sheet. We won ' t forget the playing in many a long day. We ' re all for you, Jo. " Bearcat " Wright truly deserved the ranking he received in the con- ference and in the hearts of football fans. He gave his best, even when placed on the bench for injuries. We ' re glad he ' s another of the Wes- leyan football men to come in for his share of the lauding, and we ' re proud of him. Despite the fact that the Plainsmen had a few men on the injured list in nearly every game. Nebraska Wes- leyan came through with one of the finest teams seen in the Conference for several years. This was a squad that never let down, even when the breaks went against them to bring a defeat. They came back more de- termined to win than ever. With students behind them who really meant it when they gave a cheer for the Yellow and the Brown, the Plainsmen hold a good record for the season with five victories and one tie out of a tough nine point grid sched- ule. They have played hard and fast, winning a far greater percentage of games than most of the schools. The team concluded the season with the most praiseworthy of attributes, that of being good sports. Their losses as well as their wins chalked another mark to Nebraska Wesleyan ' s credit on the side of sportsmanship. Those boys who have played their last game for Nebraska Wesleyan know what it is to have fought a hard fight, to receive the praise and commendations of a student body heart and soul behind them. They go out knowing that they have given their best, and this best will serve as an added inspiration for next year ' s team. We ' ll miss them next year. Dawdy Hawkins, 1935 Plainsmen Captain, sums it all up when he says, " Next year we ' re coming back stronger than ever, and nothing ' s going to stop Nebraska Wesleyan from getting that N. C. A. C. title. " Jerfy Adams Assistant Coach 27 PAIL MAVES SPEAKING This, they say, is the " lost genera- tion " because we arc caught in the maelstrom of a social order that seems to be disintegrating. We suffer from the sickness of the old order and there is little hop.-, they say. of profit- ing from the new one that shall rise from the ashes of the old. In a .sense we arc lost for, like aviators crossing a fog-blanketed ocean, we are " flying blind. " What i- worse, we have an imperfect knowl- edge of the vehicle that carries us and only a dim idea of our destination, for we have taken off at the com- mand of an older generation who have failed to train us for flying, because they were trained only to run on the ground and did not see the need. A will to learn, a resolve to go ahead, and a warning to fly high are our only hopes. It will not be strange if some of us lose our course or if some of us crash. Hut some will arrive. In the meantime we look forward to that moment when we can more than dimly discern the pattern that works the events and moods of life into a unity that will symbolize the meaning of itself. " What bits of beauty this flood of autumn Casts upon the shore of every day! Patches of yellow sunlight across the floor : Gold and scarlet leaves sifting slowly to the ground ; Soft blue haze veiling far horizons; A crescent moon gliding across a sea-blue sky Like a silver canoe lost among the lilies on a turquoise lake; Rain on the roof and the sighing wind outside : The lift of the pungent air on frost- gilt dawns : Laughter and the voices of children off to school The ascending smoke of campfires in the woods. Songs of friendship tossed to the evening sky : All these and mine treasures to grace the rhythm Of every hour. " One of the prize book reviews of the year, in our estimation, was given by a preadolescent boy who had been inflicted with Evangeline in school. hni asked by his mother what it was all about he replied: " Oh, it ' s a story about a dame chasing a guy all over the world. " — Now you try! There is a memory in the back of my mind that will always be recalled with a twinge of remorse. When I was seven a boy of my own years ame from the city to visit one of our neighboring ranches for a few weeks. Almost at once we became bosom friends, opening for each other a dif- ferent world in our backgrounds. We were together constantly. Then the day before he left we quarreled over some trivial affair, and I went home deeply hurt. Thus I lost my first friend. I have never seen him since. Overheard in Old Main: is Brown in here? " " No. " ' Where is he? " " The Lord only knows, and the Lord only cares. " " Well, it must be the Lord on the telephone then. " One cold blustery winter day I stood on a down-town street corner and watched a hag whose hair was white beneath the filth, fishing old papers and pieces of string out of the refuse boxes. Pride seemed to have been murdered and sensitiveness be- numbed. As I watched, I thought of an- other lady, white gowned and radiant with the richness of a long life, who had helped me over a rough spot with a well-timed word. Then I remem- bered others, likewise full of years — pioneer mothers — beautiful women. I watched until she gathered her bundle and shuffled into the wind sniveling and mumbling to herself. Our greatest asset for rich living is an ability to make friends in the truest sense of die word with all types of people of both sexes, from every level of life, -an asset too many of us never use; we are too shy, too proud, too narrow, or just indifferent. By friendship we mean the mutual sharing of our best ideas, experiences, and moods. Such friendship comes from engaging in a common enter- prise that is greater than the people sharing in it, or it comes from the discovery of common interests and common needs, which leads to doing something about it together. Friendship broadens and deepens personality by raising one ' s gaz; from the self to the universal. It is ob- jective rather than subjective and calls for a minimum of introsp?ction, the devitalizer of the present age. It rises above sex. It transcends all lines of race, creed, or clan. It is the greatest creative force in the universe. Wesleyan students : you are to be commended on your fine sportsman- ship! Once when a nervous student ap- peared for the first time on your chapel platform and failed to achieve a high note on her instrument, you generously clapped the embarrassed girl back on the stage and. lifted by your regard for one of your own, she played two encores beautifully. You do not tolerate slovenly per- formance or carelessly prepared and badly delivered speeches. Yet, I haye seen you respond to a deep sincerity even when it was badly expressed. You do not endure hypocrisy and sham, but you rightly admire honest effort. Once a tiresome speaker was placed in an embarrassing situation when a number of students walked out to meet some appointment near the end of his speech, and you put him at ease by a generous applause that his speech did not merit, just to signify that you were not a party to such discourtesy. In a heated student meeting when passions were aroused and misunder- standing was rearing its ugly head, I saw you command yourself while you coolly brought the affair to order and adjourned friends — united in loyalty to your school. May the sporting instinct of the Plainsman never die! (Continued on page 50) MEDITATIONS OF A MAVERICK 28 YELLERS OF THE BROWN By Doris Craven and Bonna Story Wesleyan spirit has become that urging, driving, yet intangible force that has so much to do with bringing honors to Wesleyan. That spirit manifest in our students has been correctly denned by one of our coaches as the " momentum making champions. " The work of Nebraska Wesleyan ' s Pep organization, Yellers of the Brown, has had much to do with " momentum toward championship " for it is the duty of the group to foster and direct enthusiasm for every activity on the campus. The 1935 football season has proved a particu- larly successful one for the Yellers of the Brown. Under their auspices great rallies were held, with band music and marching, torches looming and students shouting. " We will — We will — We will! " Cries of Hold That Tiger, Warp the Warriors, and Beat York were heard at different times from one end of the campus to the other. The football dinner before the Doane game was a help, too, as many of the football fellows commented on the fact later. By the way, Roland Enos isn ' t a bad master of cere- monies, is he? How proud we felt w T hen we heard that victory bell and realized that we had contributed towards its ringing ! On the day before the great game of the year the Yellers of the Brown held a big program in the gym followed by a rally which shall go down in history as most successful. Xot satisfied with this display the logs crossed in the form of a W with bright yellow flames leaping from them, signifying the fires of the Plains- men burning in the hearts of Wes- leyanites. The word Plainsmen is centered across the insignia in yellow letters. With this emblem set against a deep brown background the effect is quite startling. Chevrons are worn on the sleeve to signify number of years in the organization. The officers who lead the Yellers of the Brown in their activities and who assume the responsibilities are: Pep Club sponsored, another pep rally in the evening with a big bon- fire built by students, speeches by football men and coaches as Bust the Broncs was shouted from the very skies. Sales of yellow balloons, mega- phones, and 1935 Plainsmen sheets autographed by football men were projects undertaken by the Pep Club. The work of the Yellers of the Brown is never completely finished. They take an active part in pushing spirit up ace high for basketball and other sports. Not only does the Pep Club get us to games, but they keep things moving after we arrive, thanks to you cheer leaders! It is the Yellers of the Brown who choose the cheer leaders of Wesleyan University. We have been especially proud of Bob Stewart who has cer- tainly given everything he had to compel the students to show their pep and enthusiasm. His " Let ' s Give the Locomotive and Make It Good " can never be forgotten. Ronald Enos and Evelyn Youngquist have demon- strated that they have what it takes to bring pep and cheers from a stu- dent body. You have of course, noticed the canary yellow sweaters with brown insignia of the club which was espe- cially designed for the Yellers of the Brown last year by Alice Gilbert, then a student of Wesleyan. It consists of President — Lois Mather. Vice-President — Doris Craven. Secretary — Ruth Butler. Publicity Chairman — Harold Ahrendts. Treasurer — Alvin Wilks. Rallies such as we had this year, dinners, parades, ribbons, bonfires, torches, speeches, and yells, showed the team we were in back of them, win or lose; it showed that the Yellers of the Brown were capable of planning and pre- paring programs and rallies; it showed that there were leaders who spent untiring efforts to bring about the success of these plans. They have worked faithfully and well. They will continue to co-operate in supporting college activities throughout the year. We believe the organization is justifying its existence by its sincere effort this year. We are proud of their loyalty and their pep. So what about a yell for the Yellers " Here goes! " What ' s the matter with the Pep Club? They ' re all right! Who ' s all right? The Pep Club! Who? The Pep Club! Three cheers for the Yellers of the Brown! Three cheers for Wesleyan ' s Pep Club! " First Row: Ahrends, Morey, Nicholls, Tranbarger, D. Craven, Armbruster, Butler, Benker. Second Row: T. Randall, Wullbrandt, Mangels, Deane, Youngquist, Mather. Third Row: Bader, Wilkes, Davis. Not in Picture: Ron Enos, Stewart, Bryant, Cole, Jones. Jenkins, 29 MELODIES FROM From Left to Right: Kirkpatrick, Schultz, Spooner, Bivans, Connor, Swan, Sams, Wor- land, Mrs. Bennett, Director; Moorman, Dillehay, Harvey, Hayes, Cocklin, Schick, Durham, Davis. Id are thi inns:, makers, II ' . iiii tit ' dreamers of dream-i Wandering by lorn- sea-breaker And sitting by desolate streams; World losers and world forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world forever, it stems. The chorus is perhaps the most democratic group on the campus in that the only requisite for becoming a member is a desire to sing. There were one hundred and thirty mem- bers enroled, the largest chorus dur- ing the past eight years. Under Professor Oscar Bennett ' s direction, on December 6 and 7 the chorus produced " The Gondoliers, " a comic opera by Gilbert and Sulli- van, with the following cast : Duke of Plaza Toro Professor U nnett I.ttiz Mai rii i WoRi i Don Alhambra d I Bolt ro Ros i Druliner Mano I Iean Reed Guisippi i I R] 11 Boberg Antonio Waj II i I OSB KY Francesco — Fred Sw Duchess of Plaza Toro Hiii Minnick ilda I " i i i Km Gianetta -Dorthcv Anderson ( SSa El SENA l- ' oi M Fiametta — Raedith Atwood Vittoria I oroi hi Daiu Upon invitation of the managemenl of KFOR. the entire opera was given over that station. .Mrs. Brandt, Director of Physical Education for Women, supervised the designing and making of costumes which became permanent property of the chorus. Heretofore, all costumes had been rented. A bouquet of or- chids to you, Mrs. Brandt. The chorus will be heard in Men- delssohn ' s oratorio " Elijah " next spring. The production of " The Gondo- liers ' ' was truly an inspired piece of work on the part of Professor Ben- nett. While studying in New York A Prelude By this summer, he attended this oper- etta. Mr. Bennett ' s experiences have been many and varied. During the years 1916-1918, he attended Albion College in Michigan where he was enlisted in the army training corps. Later, he attended University of Ne- braska and took post-graduate work at Northwestern. Professor Sievers is away on a one year ' s leave of ab- sence; so in addition to his class work and lessons. Mr. Bennett is acting head of the Music depart- ment. Mr. Bennett was the recipient of a scholarship for the study of opera, and he has studied with some of the lead- ing voice instructors of the day. Be- sides being the possessor of a high degree of talent. Mr. Bennett has one of the most winning personalities on the campus. The orchestra has grown consider- ably in number and boasts of thirty members this year. Xew instruments have been added, which produce many and varied tonal effects. The addition of these new pieces made it possible for the orchestra to play a symphonv — the first time the Wes- leyan orchestra had attempted such a feat. The orchestra furnished music for Lane, Hayes, Mr. Bennett, Director; From, Gray- First Row: Arthur, Lyons, Tremain bill, Conlee, M. Young, Jones. Second Row: Hadsell, Vogt. Foland, Ireland, Schultz, Rosene, Douglass Barnhill Foord M. Wood, Sackett. Ml THE MUSIC BOX Lois Connor plays presented by the Plainsman Tlayers and accompanied the operas and oratorios given by the chorus. In the accompaniments for the ora- torios, the orchestra was combined with the organ to provide a very beautiful background. Some of the better known works played by the orchestra were the Strauss " Waltzes, " Schubert ' s " Un- finished Symphony, " and a modern suit, " Mississippi. " The stringed ensemble is composed of fourteen violins, two cellos, one viola, and piano. This organization was started seven years ago by Mrs. Bennett, who is the present director. At that time it was c omposed of five members ; this year the membership has grown to eighteen. The orchestra ' s repertoire included music from the classics written for strings, such as Mozart ' s " Symphony for Strings, " Vivaldi ' s " Concert Gros- so, " and smaller works by famous composers, Bach. Handel, and Mos- kowski. The ensemble will be heard in their annual spring recital, followed by a dinner, a " delightful tradition " which was established last vear. From Left to Right: Ulmer, Cocklin, Kirkpatrick, Schultz, Hanson, Littrell, Bivans, Heckman, Sams, Beezley, Connor, R. Martin, Moorman, Swan, Worland, Mrs. Bennett, Director; Bessire, Powell, G. Martin, Harvey, Schock, Hosick, Slate, Giles, Hayes, Schick, Durham. Dillehay. Davis. A stringed quartet composed of Mrs. Bennett, first violin, Lois Con- nor, second violin, Miss Slonecker, viola, and June Meek, cello, is an- other product of the School of Music. They have played for numerous pro- grams, including the Chancellor ' s Re- ception and Educational Council Meetings. A violin trio composed of Lois Connor, Ruth Bryant, and Eva Sams with Neva Cocklin at the piano rep- resented Wesleyan extensively. One of the places of performance of par- Meet the gay-hearted, golden-voiced " Gondoliers " , who won your hearts and tickled your fancy by their acting, singing, and dancing, to say nothing of their colorful costuming. We vote this the best overa ever vroduced on Wesleyan stage. ticular interest was at the Eour-State Librarians ' Convention held at the Cornhusker Hotel. Geralyn Walrath Bennett, instructor in violin, is a graduate of the Uni- versity of Xebraska where she was a pupil of August Molzer. While at- tending university, Mrs. Bennett taught violin for two years at Cotner College and after graduation taught for a year in Kansas. She later studied at Bush Conservatory with Czerwonky and at Julliard School of Music under Persinger, the foremost instructor in violin today. Five y:ars ago complete charge of the violin department was given into her hands. As well as being an excellent violin- ist, Mrs. Bennett is an accomplished pianist. She is a member of two Fine Arts honorary societies, Delta Omicron, and Alpha Rho Tau. Last but not least is the subject of student recitals which are pre- sented once a month. They are given for the purpose of allowing pupils to perform before an audience. Con- structive criticisms are offered, and students profit artisticallv whether as a critic or performer. A consoling fact is the sympathetic ear with which one is heard, for sooner or later every- one has to play the roll of artist. With these various musical organi- zations, to say nothing of private voice and piano practice, is it any wonder that White Building is often referred to as " Music Box? " 31 WE, THE FRESHMEN l; Mi i in Bow m n From north, east, smith, and west, out state and in state they came until they numbered two hundred. In this manner the Freshman class, one of the largest in the history of the school, flocked to Nebraska W ' esleyan cam- pus. The first few weeks of college life for the newcomers were one grand and glorious whirl of events, many at the expense of the upper classmen. That period was the first, last, and only time when the Frosh were " supreme " on the campus. At least we thought we were then. But our ideas are gradually being warped by a barrel stave! Registration was so boring: stand- ing around, being joustled in and out of line, locating various professors, and signing numerous papers about which nothing was known. One boy who was struggling to keep his place in line was heard to say: " Mother told me there would be daze like this. " However, there was one nice thing about it. While leisurely hurry- ing through all of the rig-a-ma-role. there were plenty of people ready and willing to make friends. Probably the only time in our col- lege careers when we got something for nothing was that first week. Candy, sodas, movies, parties, and dinners came at the expense of the upper classmen. Compliments, cor- dial greetings, favors, and even push- ers by the " uppers " , made us think that maybe we were as impressive as we had always thought we were. But alas! It was too - 1 to last. There is a trick to everything. It all ended, and we found it fo be only a blind. And now. my children, a word of warning — the Frosh are only proven- der for sororities and fraternities! Getting to each clas- was a miracle. Of course someone always pulled that old " White-Building gag " . It was a bit difficult to remember whether you were to be in Main 208 or T. C. 308. If you did happen to remember, you hadn ' t the slightest idea where to lo- cate it. That first week found many of the " wearers of the brown " wan- dering searchingly up and down the halls until some kind Soph, came to their aid. The Freshmen as a class made one contribution this year which was greater than any other group. With- out this all activity, beyond a doubt. would have ceased to function around here. In fact, everything would have gone haywire. That thing which is so vitally important is a good supply of girls. Over two-thirds of our class are of the fairer sex. With this large increase in the number of girls the male faction has one thing less to worry them. No more staying at home for those poor boys who hap- pened to be last on the telephone. Rather, it is now the unlucky girls who have to keep the home fires burning. Many of the boys are try- ing to solve the problem by alter- nating regularly, but some one is still left out. I guess the only solution is triple dates for all boys. If there are any sheiks on the campus, now is a good time to start a harem. Any- way, the Freshman boys are to be complimented both by the upper classmen and by the administration for attracting so many of the opposite sex to Nebraska Wesleyan. This has caused an increased enrolment : for proof, see the Registrar. Just because Freshmen are Fresh- men, you disbelievers of other classes are sometimes inclined to doubt our abilities. Of course, we can ' t point with pride at our high school record, cause then you say we ' re braggarts. Hut I think we ' re rlnitm well for our age. Look at Rabe — don ' t you think he made a swell rascally inn keeper in the Flamingo? And our boys Hrasch and Arthur and Axford and Van Ells show off " W " s in a mighty fine fash- ion. Oh. these football men! Then there- Oliver Shock, the nifty high stepping drum major. Benker seems to be headed toward oratory in a big 32 way . And you ' ve all heard the Ffodg- kin brothers on the air by now. Bill Nichols is a lot of fun. I hear his greatest ambition is to be foot- ball captain some day! I still con- tend that Mickey should be elected class comedian, and Neil chief story teller. At the Tau House ' Stretch ' is noted for his ' touching ' ways. Did you know that Red ' Lewis is quite a tap dancer? Our man Bimson slings a wicked brush and pen when he ' s in the notion. You should see some of his caricatures. Believe it or not, we ' ve a Ripley in our midst. From Roily Ripple to Jolly Ripple is but a step, you know. Toby Ran- dall and Don Otto are two of our shining examples of gentlemanly man- hood. Then, on the other hand, we have an idea of what certain other people will probably be doing in the. near future. I ' ll just bet that Arlene Lane will be one of our child prodigies in the music school and probobly will sway ' em from behind footlights. Mutchmore can " sway em " at pres- ent without aid of lights — or music ! Don ' t you think that " Doc " Conlee would make a good Don Juan for some fickle fern ? Beuna Leesley will more than likely join the debate squad, or the ex-temp speakers for a little practice. And Linch swears that next time the mustache won ' t look so much like Charlie Chaplin ' s. That Mosher gal from way back Fast has what it takes — and that isn ' t only an ' accent on youth ' . Neil Davis is slated to be one of the big time athletes. I hear he ' s been training by taking nice long walks. ' S funny, though, why he should have complained of a sore arm. Young Smithie followed her big brother ' s example and chose Alpha Gamma : this is most as bad as " keeping up with the Joneses " or " keeping up with father " — a new tradition, " keeping up with brother " . I hear that Allen Tilsley is especially adept at turning off alarms and turning over himself. Bet he ' ll grow up to invent non- breakable, non-disturable, air-tight, sound-proof ear muffs for the weary student. . . (Continued on page 48) [ESHMEN PAMSON, Arline, Butte :r,BAUGH. Jane, Lincoln Band. Y. W. C. A. iM ' ot, Sterling, Kansas City Plainsmen Players. vtos. Eeth, Lincoln Y. W. C. A. inos. Ruth. Lincoln Y. W. C. A. rkard. Roberta, Table Rock Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Band. « - Arthur, Chester. ]$eah4 e . i - BSrnhiia. Gmt tLincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Foot bafts " v " -_» Bleu t onge. _ Artz. Mabel, Lincoln Y. W. C. A. Aucock. Ethel, Rising City Bleu Thonge, Chorus. Women ' s Club. Aufrecht, Edna. Big Springs Bleu Thonge, Chorus. Axford, Gordon, Columbus Football BB(Sf ZSiLL «rotton Y. MLC. A., Chorus. Plainsmen Play- ers, YelleHg of Jhe Brown. BlMSON. STANLEY7 lC0ln Bleu Thonge, Chortfs, Plainsman Staff. ■jderson. Alberta, Walton Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Bailey. Zilah. Stratton Willard, Y. W. C. A. Blank. Della, Franklin Y. W. C. A. toerson, Lynn, Marquette Basketball. Baker. David. Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Football. Bond, Nye, Lodge Pole Y. M. C. A., Men ' s Glee Club, Chorus. 33 FRESHMEN Bonham. Marion, Table Rock Bleu Thonge, Band, Orchestra, Chorus. Borc. Lorraine. Lindsay Y. W. C. A. Bowman. Melvin. Trenton Phi Kappa Tau, Y. M. C. A„ Debate. Plainsman Stall. Brascii. Martin, Farnam Crescent, Football. Breeden. Charles, Lenora, Kans Band. Bruss. Acnes. Bennett Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A. Buis, Dorothy, Hickman Buls, Selma. Garland Bleu Thonge. Burroughs. Charles, Rockford Bleu Thonge, Football. Band. Bu RROUCHS. Ruth, Rockford Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A. Butler, Paul, Ansley Band, Orchestra. Campbell, Dorothy Edgemont. So. Dak. Alpha Gamma Dslta. Woman ' s Gle- Club, Chorus, Plainsman Staff. Carne, Geral " , Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Y. M. C. A. Carter Jean. Lincoln Y. W. C. A., Chorus. Chapman. Hazel, Dorchester Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Cherry, Elizabeth, Cortland Bleu Thonge. Conlee, Charles. Cook Phi Kappa Tau, Football. Cope, John. Lincoln Crandall, Mary. Wilcox Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A. Cutshall, Vivian, Lincoln Alpha Gamma Delta, Chorus. Y. W. C. A. Daniels. Nevin. Nelson Phi Kappa Tau, Basketball. Davis. Don, Al " o Plainsmen Players. Wesleyan stafl Men ' s Glee Club, Plainsmen Staff. Davis, Neil, Lincoln Yellers of the Brown. Day, Frank. Superior Band. C MX i hfe f S S £fa C k f ( ( V ' 34 E. Sally. Valparaiso u Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus, ers of the Brown. w, Elnora, Beatrice Emeree. Frances, Lincoln Alpha Delta Theta. Y. W. C. A. Garrison, Lois, Tobias Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Gates. Milton, Lincoln Bleu Thonge Feyerherm. Marvin. West Point Bleu Thonge, Debate, -fo f son. Doris, David City ' ' ifibcjci V rci ia. =B1sB ' Graybill, Marjorie, David City u Thonge, Wesleyan Staff. Y. W. C. A. Bleu Thonge, Chorus, Band. ijlass, Eunice, Cortland u Thonge, Y. W. C. A. am. Talford, Bristol, Colorado Kappa Tau, Y. M. C. A., Chorus, hestra, String Ensemble, Wesleyan Iff. , iau, Irma, Waverly Mona. Elm Creek u Thonge, Y. W. C. A. ombe. Mary, Geneva a Phi Alpha Foord, Carol, Beatrice Bleu Thonge, Chorus, Y. W. C. A. From, Floy ' , David City Bleu Thonge, Band, Chorus. Fry, Maxine, Diller Y. W. C. A., Chorus. Gadow. Beui.ah. Western Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus. Gardner, Margaret, Curtis Y. W. C. A., Band, Glee Club, Chorus. Graves, Eunice. Raymond Y. W. C. A. Halm, Eunice, Humboldt Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Haverland. Mary, Stromsburg Bleu Thonge, Chorus, Band. Hayes, Virgil. Exeter Phi Kappa Tau, Football. Hayman, Paul, Holland 35 PRESHMEN Hays. Marjorie. Petersburg Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., String En- semble, Chorus, Wesleyan Staff. Heckman. Harold. Friend V M C. A.. Band, Orchestra, Chorus. Hodgkin, Bernerd. Max Band, Men ' s Glee Club. Hodgkin, Norris. Max Chorus, Men ' s Glee Club. Hoffman. Leon, Steinauer Chorus. Hollings worth. Dorothy. Lincoln Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A., Band. Hosick, Arthur. Stratton Delta Omega Phi, Orchestra. Band. Howland. Kenneth, Lincoln Hubbard. Nellie. Edgemont, So. Dak. Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A. Wesleyan Staff. Hunt. Ruth. Western Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Ireland, Jean, Trenton Beta Phi Alpha, Chorus, Women ' s Glea Club, Plainsmen Players. Y. W. C. A. Iund. Ralph. Lincoln Band. Jacobs. William. Powell Jennum. Joseph, Lincoln Johnson. Marian. Stromsburg Bleu Thonge. Jones. Wilma. Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A.. Chorus. Jordan, Dale. Clarks Y. W. C. A., Chorus, Band. Jordan. Frances. Clarks Chorus. Keith. Bruce. Curtis Y. M. C. A.. Debate. Kinyon. Aileen. Gothenburg Willard. Band. Y. W. C. A. Kuhl. Joe. Lincoln Howard. Paul, Council Bluffs. Iowa Bleu Thonge. Johnson. Marguerite. Shelby Bleu Thonge. Lane. Arlene, Alma Chorus. Women ' s Glee Club, Y. W C f ? f rz f j 36 V ESHMEN " @ ft 4i - • i je (hrop, Eugene. Yoder, Wyoming rescent, Plainsmen Players. I ' S, Lorraine, Lincoln ?ton. Maurice, Valparaiso (CH, Ruth, O ' Neill W. C. A. jLEY, Beulah, Greenwood leu Thonge. bley, Beuna, Greenwood Eeu Thonge, Chorus, Y. W. C. A. hs, Warren, Lincoln :h, Russell, Sidney ainsmen Players, Plainsman Staff Lohr, Neva, Ashland Willard. Lunger, Quentin, Gibbon Lyon. Wilma, Central City Bleu Thonge, Chorus. Magnuson, Marvin, Crofton Mangels, Pauline, Fullerton Beta Phi Alpha, Yellers of the Brown. Markle, John, Ithaca Maxwell, Lucille, Lincoln Beta Phi Alpha. Mickey, David. Wood Lake Men ' s Glee Club, Plainsmen Players. Miller, Norma, Pleasant Dale Mitchell, Jean, Grand Island Beta Phi Alpha, Chorus, Y. W. C. A. Moist, Margie, Marquette Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Morey, Barbara, Lincoln Theta Upsilon, Yellers of the Brown. Mosher, Vernah, Somerville, Mass. Y. W. C. A. Mutchmore, Glenna, Beatrice Alpha Gamma Delta. Neil, Stanley, Lexington Chorus, Men ' s Glee Club, Wesleyan Staff. Neitzel, Ruth. Murdock Chorus, Plainsmen Players, Y. W. C. A. FRESHMEN Nelsen. Norma. North Bend Bleu Thonge. Band. Y. W. C. A. Nichol. Bill. Mitchell Orchestra. Basketball. Norton, Lucille. Greenwood B leu Thonge. Olsson, Wayne. Gordon Oman, Everett. Gothenburg Crescent. Otto, Don, Aurora Crescent, Football. Men ' s Glee Club. Pierce. Bill. Nehawka Powell. Luther, Waverly Bleu Thonge, Chorus, Basketball. Band. Y. M. C. A. Price, Harriet. Sprague Bleu Thonge, Chorus, Y. W. C. A. Pursell, Marie, Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Rabe. William. Grand Island Plainsmen Players. Ralston, Floyd, Orleans Crescent, Football. Randall, Kyle, Fairbury Y. M. C. A. Randall. Thoburn. Ravenna Phi Kappa Tau, Chorus, Y. M. C. A., Band, Yellers of the Brown. Plains- men Players. Ricker, Richard. Hudson. Massachusetts Y. M. C. A. Ripley, Raleigh. Springview Bleu Thonge, Band, Y. M. C. A Roberts. Carl, Davey Bleu Thonge, Chorus. Rohrbauch. Loren, Lincoln Men ' s Glee Club. Ruyle. Ruth, Lincoln Y. W. C. A. Schick, Miriam. Curtis Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A . Orchestn Chorus. Schock. Oliver. Lincoln Crescent, Band. Seick. John. Arapahoe Delta Omega Phi. Sewright. Kenneth. Gordon Delta Omega Phi. Seyler, Ernest. Alma Phi Kappa Tau, Football. ftl fit fT. £ fa Cft C ESHMEN m mw bk c I § ( O «»» a a $3 |M ipton. Esther, Cozad Alpha Delta Theta, Band, Chorus, Wes- leyan Staff, Y. W. C. A. :th, Harrtette, Lincoln Alpha Gamma Delta. encer. Charles, Crofton Chorus, Band. ahly, Robert, Hickman Band. einhausen. Elsie. Lincoln erner, Wildon, Humboldt ' I ewart, Raniolph, Tecumseh Bleu Thonge, Band. Chorus, Y. M. C. A. ilfovER, Edythe Mae. Friend Alpha Gamma Delta, Women ' s Glee Club, Chorus. Y. W. C. A. i Sturm, Virginia. Melcher, Iowa Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Talbot, Cletas. David City Bleu Thonge. Taylor, Dorothy, Lincoln Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A. Thomsen. Vernon. Ingham Bleu Thonge, Basketball. Thomson, Paul, Lincoln Band. Tilsely, Allen, Elsie Delta Omega Phi. Tra " BARGER. Lucille. Ful ' .erton Beta Phi Alpha. Yellers of the Brown, Y. W. C. A. Tremain, Garnett, Malcolm Bleu Thonge, Chorus. 39 Trowbridge, Rozella, Falls City Willard, Y. W. C. A.. Wesleyan Staff. Ulmer, Evelyn, Dawson Chorus, Orchestra. Van. Bruce, Chamberlain, South Dakota Delta Omega Phi, Y. M. C. A. Van Ells, John, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Phi Kappa Tau, Football. Van Steenberg, Richard, Beaver City Delta Omega Phi, Y. M. C. A. Varcoe, Gladys. Primrose Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Vogt. Mildred, Seward Bleu Thonge, Chorus. Wall, Roberta, Lincoln Bleu Thonge. FRESHMEN Waltz. Besse, Auburn Willard, Y. W. C. A. Wiggins, Dorothy. Gothenburg Willard, Y. W. C. A. Wilkins. William. Kennard ; Woods. Margaret. Lincoln , . Bleu Thonge, Chorus ' ' V fJ YounCi ' Dokotky. Gwzid I Alpha Gaflma Deltaj Y W C A., Cho- Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A.. Chorus, Plainsmen Players. Zimmerman. Ruth. Springfield Bleu Thonge. Plainsman Staff, Wesleyan Staff. Y. W. C. A., Plainsmen Players. V i ' AND THEY CAME BACK EOR MORE- By Emma Jane Y ana tta Flash! One hundred sixteen stu- dents enlisted for service in the sec- md year line of fighting for a college •ducation ! Simple subtraction provides the lata that the ranks of the freshman [lass are depleted by thirty-six, for last year as freshmen they numbered [ ne hundred fifty-two. Drouth, mat- rimony, floods, employment, can be recorded as the chief reasons for josses. Inoculated " with sophomoritis we lire probably making the usual second sear observations. Our facial ex- pressions look a bit more cynically Informed when we see the upperclass- nen rushing the freshman girls, and instead of the freshman deduction of i ' Xow, that ' s going to town " , we make he mental notation. " Now that ' s ;oing to town— to be left there. " library hours spent with books alone lave assumed a more respected place n our minds— if not in our hearts, ind homesickness has dropped more »r less into the classification of fresh- Irian maladies. I And so, as with hundreds before us, campus life is building us into col- legians. With enthusiastic greeting o old friends, a sense of familiarity ith things Wesleyan that we did not eel last year, we exchange places with he freshmen. We have become to hem — if to no one else — upperclass- nen. And, surveying the sophomore class, ve find some interesting facts. Fifty- ne sophomores have pledged frater- lal organizations on the campus . . . i diamond glitters on the Foland ring inger while Dillehay has ended all ' double trouble " with a good look- ng frat pin a few like Menke, ihuman, and Brasch, are still giving ill to football, leaving Reed, Fosbury, Swan, and Paulson to sing their way o ? Incidentally, B. Barnes has - - + changed her tune to " The Whistler and Her Don " , while they say that Chadderdon has turned to " Stone. " Did ya ' know Adrendts is a plenty smooth speaker? Should hear him preach a sermon. Recommended for the best of us ! Art Barrett would make a good character for a book, on the chivalry of the " Red Knight " — no, no, not night. We think he ' s a most striking titian haired blond. We thought Melvin got off a good one when he moaned, " Guess I ' ll be Weary all my life. " Marg Jensen is a girl you could go for in a big way. And the McDaniel-Benson case is one that a " Brief " isn ' t need.d on. Max Carey is the same old Carey, just a year older, and a year wiser after that Delt ride. Poitevin shows signs of speeding up. She really gave a nic? introduction t ' other day. Leonard Cole is planning on being a prof some day, ' cause he gets so absent minded at times. F ' instance, that night he started hanging his coat on the car radiator, and insisted on put- ting the radiator cap in the clothes closet. Then I hear that De Gramo ' s pretty lucky. He ' s got a gal who ' s saving up money for them to be married on ! I ' d often wondered what was the secret of Panzer ' s success. I still have difficulty in telling them apart. According to Bowman, Emily is the " Girl With The Dreamy Eyes " . I hear that Oggie ' s grand- father was the founder of Hitch- cock County. Oh, Pioneer! Bliss ' Adam and Eve stories are the rage just at present. He has them in the isles. Samuel Reefer ' s ideal is Law- rence Tibbett. Well, it takes great ideals to make great men. Catlett, the business man, seems to have met his match in the Guarantee Clothing Store. Guess Kopp is quite a histo- rian — you know, great on dates. Then there ' s " Laux for your hosiery " — And you all know " Riverill " Randall, of the Order of Golden Safety Pins. Chef Campbell ' s mainstay on giving the blessing at the Dining Hall seems to be Dean Reed. Why can ' t we get some harmony on this occasion, Dean? Clair Shuman certainly knows his " Math. " Sonderegger is up for elec- 41 tion as the class fastie. He got his picture in the day before the annual went to press. Bob Stewart seems to be the man with two-handed meth- ods — in basketball, of course. Fred Swan, professional ping p o n g i s t, spends his leisure time in cracking books. " Helps keep me in shape, " he is quoted as saying. And you know about Wayne and his " Little Bit " . Atwood is another one of those musical students that goes in for musicians. Can ' t say that I blame her any ! And did you hear them sing on the radio? Wilma Birky, of the geography lab., can tell you all about the weather, the moon, and the stars — in relation to the earth, of course. Bob Underwood certainly gets around. You Crescents had better watch him ; he ' s a menace to us students. Have you heard Peter Norval sing her preacher song? We know it ' s old, but we still like it. Bob Cole certainly looks ducky in a chef ' s array. Did you happen to see him at that Saturday night Crescent party not so long ago? I always said that a man who could cook — or at least serve sandwiches — was worthy any girl ' s love. Any of you know Paul Harvey? I hear — mind you, I say I only hear — that P. H. has more gals on the string for his size than any two-fisted man on the campus. Hob- son is quite a plug-pusher. Guess I ' ll recommend her for a job on Brox ' s farm. . . ' Twas heard that even a Psych. assistant has interest in one brown- eyed sophomore. . . . Then there ' s Neutzman who comes through with leads in drama while Bob Stewart still leads in— yells. . . . Still bragging —there ' s Gaylord and her trumpet and Connor and her violin. . . . Some- how Marts and MacDowell both go in for class with a capital " K " . Of course we could go on forever — for we are sophomores. But suddenly on Senior Recogni- tion Day we realized that next year we would form the arch through which another senior class will file. And this realization of the evanescence of time made us feel that it is well we are on our way! SOPIIOMOR ES C) O l kL f% Ahrendts. Harold. Ragan Delta Omega Phi. Oxford Fe.lowship. Y. M. C. A.. Yellers of the Brown. Alpress. Henry, Western Bleu Thonge, Men ' s Glee Club, Chorus, Y. M. C. A., Psychology Journal Club. Anderson. Gladys. Herington Bleu Thonge, Women ' s Glee Club, Cho- rus, Plainsmen Players. Arthur. Marcaret. Comstock Y. W. C. A.. Chorus. Atwood. Raedith. Carleton Alpha Gamma Delta, Chorus. W. A. A., Women ' s Glee Club. Barnes. Betty, Beatrice Y. W. C. A. Benson. Phyllis. Lincoln Plainsmen Players. Y. W. C. A. Bess.re. Jessie Ruth. Rocky Ford. Colo. Alpha Gamma Delta. Bind. Orchestra. Chorus. Birky. Wilma, Lincoln Y. W. C. A. El:ss. James. Elmwood Phi Kappa Tau, Debats Borg, Laverne. Lindsay Y. W. C. A. Brasch. John. Famam Crescent, Football. Carfy. Max. Stromsburg Delta Omega Phi. Wesleya i Staff. Cho- rus. Catlett. Stewart. Bartley Bleu Thonge. Band. Y. M. C. A. Catlett. Willard. Bartley Delta Omega Phi. Chadderdon. Dorothy. Ravville, Louisiana Willard. Y. W. C. A Cole. Leonard. Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau. Cole. Robert. North Platte Crescent. Yellers of the Brown. Barrett. Arthur. Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Football, Basketball. Bell. Carol R-chmond, Lincoln Butler, Ruth. Bayard Alpha Gamma Delta, Yellers of the Brown. Y. W. C. A. Calling. Hazel, Gothenburg Willard, Chorus, Y. W. C. A., Plainsmen Players. Conlee Dorothy - . Cook Band, Chorus, Women ' s Glee Club; Y. W. C. A. Connor. Lois. Gretna Beta Phi Alpha. Chorus, Woman ' s Gle4 Club, Plainsmen Players. Orchestra, Violin trio. Ensemble. Plainsman Staff. 42 P HOMO R E S nover, Adella, Juniata leu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Drown, Roger, Seward Harvey, Paul, Fairfield Delta Omega Phi. les, Winthrop, Bantam, Connecticut Duncan, Carol, Lincoln Y. W. C. A. Treasurer. Hedges, Dell, Roca Crescent, Football, Basketball, Glee Club. yLEY, Helen, Lincoln Emmert, Ruth, Saint Joseph, Missouri. Hinds, Esther, Long Pine Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A. iic, Neil, Chester ven, Alice, Exeter Villard, Band, Y. W. C. A Jvis, Harold, Holdrege 5and, Orchestra. Garmo. Oliver, Trenton hi Kappa Tau, Debate. xehay, Lois, Palisade fVillard, Y. W. C. A., Chorus, String Ensemble, Orchestra. Foland. Elcena, Albion Beta Phi Alpha, Plainsmen Players, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet. Fosbury, Walter. Clarke Men ' s Glee Club, Bar.d, Chorus. Gaylord, Yvonne, Lincoln Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, W. A. A. Hitchcock, Olga Mary. Lincoln Alpha Delta Theta, Y. W. C. A., Wes- leyan Staff, Plainsman Staff. Hobson, Margaret, Morrill Alpha Gamma Delta Y. W. C. A., Plains- men Players, Chorus. Hoevet, Merna, Fairfield Beta Phi Alpha, Y. fW C. Green, Everett. Lincoln Crescent. SOIMIOMOH RS 0Qf?Q fv f? £5 L .i S - i - • iS V : " rS O - ■ ? ' • rf ' Jfcgk Jenkins, Genelle. Lincoln Alpha Delta Theta, Wesleyan Staff, Plainsman Staff. Y. W. C. A., W. A. A .. Plainsmen Players. Jensen, Margaret, Lincoln Alpha Delta Theta, Y. W. C. A., Wes- leyan Staff, Plainsmen Players, Plains- man Staff. Jensen, Marie, Chappell Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A. Johnson, Donald, Shelby Judkins. Eleanor, Unadilla Beta Phi Alpha, Y. W. C. A., Plainsmen Players. Kaimmer, Emii.y, Lincoln Alpha Delta Theta Keefer, Samuel, Papillion Delta Omega Phi, Men ' s Glee Club Band, Y. M. C. A. Kirkpatrick, Mary, Lincoln Chorus, Women ' s Glee Club, Orches- tra, Y W. C. A., Plainsmen Players. -X3 4CC 1 Kopp, Melvin. Lincoln Crescent, Football. Lake, Ruby, Wood River Alpha Delta Theta, Y. W. C. A., W. A A. Laux, Dorothy, Bridgeport Y. W. C. A. MacDowell. Jarvis, Atkinson Band, Chorus, Plainsmen Players. McAfee, Helen. Lincoln Y. W. C. A. McDaniels, Lester, Holdrege Plainsmen Players. McNickle, Rex, Farnam Bleu Thonge, Y. M. C. A. Marshall, Chester, Elm Creek Debate, Assistant Business Manager of Plainsman. Marshall. Hunter. Elm Creek Martin. Richard. Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Orchestra, Band, AlpJ Gamma Beta. Marts, Maxine, Stella Matthews, Lucile, Hampton Beta Phi Alpha. Menke, Henry. Beatrice Phi Kappa Tau, Football. Merselis. Harold, North Bend Band, Chorus, Y. M. C. A. Miller, John, McCook Minick, Helen, Crawford Alpha Gamma Delta. Women ' s G!i Club, Chorus. Y. W. C. A. dT : V II () M O RES rton, Dorothy. Beatrice r. W. C. A. Cabinet, W. A. A. rse, Helen, Kearney rval, Eleanor, Maquon, Illinois dpha Gamma Delta, Chorus, Women ' s lee Club. etzman. Delmar, Lincoln 31eu Thonge, Plainsmen Players, Y. M. A., Men ' s Glee Club, Plainsman Staff. E, Roland, Lincoln lainsmen Players, Oxford Fellowship. ewine, Joseph, Lincoln len ' s Glee Club. Panzer, Jack. Tekamah Bleu Thonge, Chorus. Y. M. C. A , Plainsmen Players. Paulson, Leonard, McCook Phi Kappa Tau, Chorus, Men ' s Glee Club, Y. M. C. A., Cabinet. Petersen, Nita, Marquette Y. W. C. A., Women ' s Glee Club. Poitevin, Elizabeth, Morrill Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Price. Ida. Sprague Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus, W. A. A., Alpha Gamma Beta, Women ' s Glee Club. Randall. Darrell, Ravenna Phi Kappa Tau, Debate, Oratory, Pi Kappa Delta, Y. M. C. A. Ray. Bill. Chappell Crescent, Football. Reed, Dean, Clay Center Delta Omega Phi. Men ' s G ' ee Club, Chorus, College Council. Roberts, Lois, Malcolm Bleu Thonge. Sanders, David, Hooper Delta Omega Phi, Men ' s Glee Club. Schriver, Clovis, Gothenburg Theta Upsilon. Schultz. Pearl, Cortland Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus, String Ensemble. Orchestra, Women ' s Glee Club. Schuyleman. Beryl, Eagle Scow. Bessie. Shelbv Y. W. C. A. Scow, Ellen, Shelby Y. W. C. A. Shuman, Clair, Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Football. i fi f o SOP MOM OR IS G2fi 2ZL m I WmM . " N C £ O illv Kitf ? tit Skavdahl. Ann. Harrison Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A., Plainsmen Players. Skavdahl, Pearl. Harrison Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Plainsmen Players. Slote. Belva, Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Orchestra, Y. W. C Smaha, Josephine, Fullerton Chorus. Clarence Lincoln Oxford Fellow jh ' p President, Psychology Journal Club. Smth. Ethel, Carterville, Missouri Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A. Sonderccer, Arnold, Beatrice Debate. Stewart. Aubrey. Fairmont Phi Kanpa Tau. Yellers of the Brown Cheer Leader. Stickney. Wilde, Lincoln Swan. Fred, Osmond Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Glee Club. Tefft. Kathleen. Falls City Beta Phi Alpha. Timmerman, Kenneth. Liberty Band. Vanatta. Emma Jane. Bayard Alpha Gamma Delt . Women ' s Glee Club, Y. W. C. A., Plainsmen Players, Plainsman Staff. Vanatta. Jurene, Bayard Alpha Gamma Delta. Women ' s Glee Club. Y. W. C. A.. Plainsmen Players Vandewege, Merlin. Firth Weary. Mei.vin. Virginia Delta Omega Phi. Weber. Earl. Murdock Bleu Thonge, Y. M. C. A., Oxforc Fellowship, Band. Whitney. Mary. Beloit. Kansas Wood. Verla. Ohiowa Y. W. C. A. Wullbrandt, Dolores. Exeter Willard. Yellers of the Brown, Y. W. C. A. Young. Fred. Genoa Delta Omega Phi, Y. M. C. A. 40 udas Priest, T don ' t know a thing Ik about. " Those were the exact ts spoken by a Wesleyan col- lie in expressing his point that 1 : is nothing left to write about ■ college orations. And can you Jure a Wesleyan student saying, in ' t give an oration, I don ' t have 1 rn thing to say. " ? »iere lies the central trouble, — I lon ' t have a darn thing to say. l e examples represent the sen- r rnt of too many of our American Jh. It is time to come to the ization that something must be n . something vital, something defi- ' i something tangible, to elevate jrrica, our America to a plane that Je rightfully deserves. Yes, there eields that must be invaded. But ?,ve going to wait until grey hair t our temples before we are stimu- ( to the point of action? I the United States at the present n there are from eleven to twelve Ion young men between the ages 8 to 30 and approximately the number of young women — over ty million in all. Twenty mil- healthful, intelligent, capable Ji, who must tomorrow shoulder ►urden of our present generation, was Franklin D. Roosevelt, our dent, who said, " I for on° am lg to place my trust in the youth rnerica. If they demand action ell as preachments, I should be meil to chill their enthusiasm the dire prophecy that to change i destroy. Here we are openly chal- ;d to grasp the wheels of many tions that today confront us. " ' 1932 Laurence Nye of our own iersity took second place in the : nal oratorical contest, with the 3n " Title 28 Number 426. " Nye y stated the deplorable condition r birth control situation. Since :ime what has been done? More 250,000 women go through the ion mill every year, according rmer Health Commissioner Dr. ma Hubbard. It has become a lar racket shielded by an im- rable veil of secrecy. Criminal ion thus becomes one of the safest, as well as one of the most vicious rackets in our cities. A case-by-case investigation of 7,380 maternal deaths in fifteen states, conducted by the United States De- partment of Labor, revealed that 1,824 or one-fourth were accounted for by some form of abortion. These abortion operations are merely the butchering of these foolish young women. They are given no an- aesthetics. They are cut open in cold blood, sewed up and sent home the minute they are able to stand on both feet, while our police collect on the average of $5,000 from each abortion doctor as " hush money " . Here is but one of the deplorable situations fac- ing us. James Pease, in 1930 was awarded first place in the National Pi Kappa Delta oratorical contest with that excellent oration " Comedy or Trag- edy. " At this time one child out of every twelve would be deprived of the most essential factor in his life, an education. Due credit must be given to the fact that this number has diminished to a very satisfactory figure, but with this increase in en- rollment is it satisfactory that the number of our instructors show a decrease of 15,806? We have filled our schools over capacity, and this not being sufficient, we have de- creased our teaching staff. Should this go on? In our own city of Lin- coln, the educational facilities are being neglected. The people had within their reach the power to ob- literate this defect. With a vote of 5,095 for and 6,706 against the school bond issue, the citizens of Lincoln voiced their sentiments on education. Today in our suburban districts the schools are still crowded to capacity. The buildings are old and unsafe, and the lighting and ventilation are in dire need of attention. And it is not just the buildings that need consid- eration, for in 1932, the awakening of our depression, a 10% slash in the wages of instructors was to be ex- pected. Hut an additional 20% cut made the drastic total of 30%, which was embarrassing. During the school year of 1934-35 a careful survey was 47 E UTOPIA? By Bill Benkeb made of the effect of these cuts on the economic status of teachers. It was found that many had been com- pelled to discontinue work looking toward professional advancements. Large numbers lost a part or all of their savings. Many tried to make up for these losses by minor econ- omies, such as discontinuing news- paper subscriptions and telephone services, moving to less desirable liv- ing quarters, and cuttting down on amusements. It was particularly dif- ficult for those upon whom others were dependent. These conditions do not exist only in our own city, but also over other parts of our nation. They are but several of the many major problems that confront us. Do they not challenge? Our medical science has been neg- lected. Is it but a trick of fate that we have not discovered reliable cures for tuberculosis, spinal meningitis, infantile paralysis, ulcers, cancer, and others. Today cancer deaths are in- creasing. Do you realize that one out of everv ten people reading this are destined to die with cancer? Are we, the youth of America, going to indifferently accept the statement made by Dr. Little, now director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer, as was pointed out in Richard Smith ' s oration that " Death is the only cure " ? In his oration Smith revealed that science was neg- lecting sufficient research on these vital subjects. Today mankind is pleading for a cure that cures. While the old Wesleyan Victory Bell pealed out its message that Smith had won first place in the National oratorical contest with that powerful oration " Professor Anon- ymous M. S. Ph. D. " , a man whom I am very well acquainted with in the little town of Crofton. two hundred miles to the northeast, was suffering with ulcers of the duodinim. He has been afflicted with this misfortune for the past twenty years. During these twenty long, painful years, he has suf- fered more than the average man could endure. He has consulted the out- standing physicians in the country, (Continued on page 48) PATRONIZE Your Local Merchant CHILDERS CLEANING Tailoring, Cleaning and Pressing M 1490 2730 No. 48th HART PLUMBING CO. Plumbing. Hot Water, Steam and Hot Air Heating 2726 No. 48th St. M 2249 Lincoln. Neb. WESLEYAN SHOE REPAIR Phillip Jirka. Prop. YOUR BUSINESS APPRECIATED. UNIVERSITY PLACE NEWS Quality Print ing — Priced Right 4727 Madison CHARLES ELCE AND SON Bookbinders 2626 No. 48th C . E . C R E E N Furnace and Plumbing M2800 2819 No. 48th JONES SHOE REPAIR SERVICE Efficiency and Service 2732 No. 48th CHIPPERFIELD DRUG STORE Confectioners, School Supplies. Fountain EUTOPIA? (Continued from page 47) and has paid a small fortune for their services and medicines, but has found no definite cure. He goes through life wearing a smile to hide his pain. Thai man is my father. Can American youth, can Wes- levan youth conscientiously say there ' s nothing left to be done? We must break ranks and put our shoulders to the stone, not tomorrow, but today. Today we must strive for a realiza- tion of what must be done tomorrow ; we must act on today ' s discoveries. Can we American youth afford to act and talk as though we were liv- ing in Eutopia v It is in search of this quest that we must reach out. reach out in every field with a determination to right perfidious wrongs, lead out in search of a better understanding of man and economic security : pray that we may be imbued with the strength for these accomplishments, lead out as knights in the quest of the foe. T. THE FRESHMEN " (Continued from page 32) Of course " getting out from under mama ' s wing ' ' was a new sensation at first, but we ' re learning our wax- around now. Just give us time ! Most Freshmen are nicely situated. schedules arranged, work organized, habits formed for better or worse, and Wesleyan customs and traditions learned. We are on our way to be true Wesleyanites by the road of our forced humility. — so salute us. the Freshmen, Class of ' 39. Phone M 1460 2641 No. 48th RXERPTS FROM i;il LBOARD THINKING By imox Moox i am in disagreement with the spirit of the age. because it is filled with a disdain for profound thinking. " That statement comes from Dr. 1- bert Schweitzer, eminent German phil- osopher, scientist, and author. It shadows forth a problem, a problem that is assuming alarming propor- tions in society. And as one looks across the horizon of contemporary es abundant dramatiza- tion of the thing which Dr. Schweitzer has in mind We pl;i " ii the edges of though! with no apparent interest in sounding (Continued on page 52) 48 " ST SUGGESTIONS FOR XMA: Candy Kodaks Fountain Pens Stationery Compacts Perfume Shaving Sets Toilet Sets MAYO DRUG CO Tin Dri ' n Stort mi the Coi-ru 270C North 48th St. Lincoln, Nt Phone M-2000 A I e r r v Christ m a s H a p p v X c v Y e a r When C ' ft Shopping you will find what you want at WESLEYANN COLLEGE BOOKSHOPP Headquarters for Bbles, Books, Dictionaries, Felt Goods, College Jewelry, Memory Books, Fountain Pens, Pictures, Mottoes. Candy, Nov- elties and Unusual Gifts, Kodaks, Greeting Cards. Special Sale of — Used Book? and Sets For week end trips — Get Burlington Bus Tickets at the Bookstore — you can take bus right here. " Everything for tin Student " Any book or magazine may be ordered here. 2645 No. 48th. M 1560 1CRAPBOOK SOLILOQUY Continued from page 10) ivery minute, for four quarters, even though you ' re hurt, gainst a team that is beating you. We ' re proud of you. |)ur Team ! You may not have made a victory in score ioints, for which we are sorry, but you ' ve made a victory f admiration in the hearts of your student body. " Confident Morning " in the evening. November 26. First All-Wesleyan, Thanksgiving vesper service. It as lovely. Here ' s hoping it becomes one of our " De- ghtful Traditions. " )ecember 2. The girls came back tonight. We ' ve heard all about le Thanksgiving affairs. Fun ! )ECEMBER 7. " The Gondoliers " was really grand! When Elcena Fo- ind laughed and danced I wanted to laugh right with er and get up and join her. A few years ago when Pop " was ordering singers, I wondered how he knew e ' d want a dark haired man and a light haired girl plus light haired man and a dark haired girl ? The quar- ;tte was as pleasing to listen to as it was to look at. nd " Pop " and " Mom " ?!! Is it proper to say " Nice ork " to a faculty me mber? If not, I ' ll just think it. ome of the best work of the whole production was done y Helen Minick. Now, what does one do when one jns out of " Ah ' s " and " Oh ' s " and " Good ' s " , etc? I ' m ear out and I wanted so much to say something nice bout the chorus. I ' ve got it — the chorus was good nough to deserve very special comment, so to you, our bonis, I give a medley of all the complimentary words i the dictionary. Colorful, delightful, entertaining ! My nngratulations to the music students and faculty who are ?sponsible. December 8. Church. A good sermon. Dr. Martin told about the Id family Bible, the one that used to have the blank pages between the Old and New Testament for family history. December 9. More excitement. We were having a big " session " about the merits and demerits of FHitch dating, when all of a sudden " Nick " pops out with " What ' s the shape of a kiss? " And the answers! — " Some are in awful shape " ; " Why, a kiss is the shortest distance between two points — in other words, just another line " ; " Some are just cir- cles " ; and " Well, give me one and I ' ll call it square " . " Bus " , Randall, Cleora, Stan, " Jo " , " Nick " , and Lane were all there. Just try to figure which definition goes to which person! (Just a hint — some are in favor of Dutch dating, some aren ' t). And speaking of this so- called Dutch dating, I hear of one couple where the gal assumed the hat, carried the books, and walked on the outside next the street, thusly. And have you heard about the gallant knights who have signed the declara- tion, " We the august undersigned, do hereby solemnly swear that we shall never stoop so low as to allow a fair damzel to p ick up her own kerchief " ? Some of them (the fellows) don ' t stoop that low now. December 1 1. I hear Ptacek has just entered the diving contests for next summer. He ' s getting practice from upper berths to lower floors. And speaking of Ptac, have you seen little " Dew Drop " — or is it " Due Drop " ? Charming child, a bit spoiled, however. December 13. Football banquet. It was really grand, from what I hear. Wish it hadn ' t been necessary to be out of town. " Time Marches On. " Already the Christmas deco- rations are up. Already we ' re planning for Christmas vacation. Already more than one third of this year is history. Say, I bet I ' m going to keep my lessons up everv dav next semester. Dependableness ... a quality of our merchandise that is PROTECTION to you. ]VE VE CATERED TO YOUNG FOLKS NEEDS FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS Miller S ' PAine LINCOLN NEBRASKA 49 I ST SIDE (Continued from page 19) The Vanattas are really going plac s this ear. Keep your eyes on those two ' What ' s this we hear about Hunt Marshall? Cue-- he ' s starting a new club, called " Key Klub " . Freddie Young has a startling egg trick you might get him to show you sometime. He demonstrated it at the I). H. one Sunday morning— to the immense chagrin of those sitting mi each side of him. The Imes Benzinger affair really looks serious. I hear they even read joke books together. Say, you of the fairer sex. did you know that slap-jack is the latest par- lor sport? Recommended as a novel way i " entertain the boy friend — usually at your expr We ' re all waiting anxiously for the new stock of stories the debaters are sure to bring back from their last field trip. Well, I ' ve said all I know, so I guess me ' n ' Walt Winchell are still running a close race. Only, I ' m one up on him, ' cause I have a job in a rodeo next summer throwing the chief bovine, and old Walt ' s got to stay home and take care of the family. Competition is the spice of life when vour girl isn ' t involved. Say, boys, after the 6th piet e of pit . i all PRIVATE LI I..- ( Continued from pa: pondence with men of note in vari- ous count rie,-. Dr. Harold Norinder, at the institute for Investigation of High Voltage Power Transmission, at Uppsola, Sweden ; Dr. B. F. J. Schonland at Cape Town. South Africa, authority on distribution of electrical charge in South Afrcan thunderclouds; Professor Mathia. Universit} of Clermont. France; and Dr. G. C. Simpson, Director. Meteor- ological Office Air Ministry, London, England, one of the world ' s greatest authorities on lightning discharges: these and others are found on his correspondence list. MEDITATIONS OF A MAVERICK (Continued from page 28) Since time began, men have turned to diaries, to an understanding human being, or to a divine Person for re- lease from the chains of undesirable and unhappy thoughts or habits. For in the process of expressing one ' s problem in a subjective manner it becomes objective and we can see it in its true perspective. Men will always need a confessional and it is apparent that the best confessor is one that can appreciate our situation, enter into it, and communicate an as- surance that it is forgiven and the forces that count will not hold it against us. The following planks appear in the theological platform of the Methodi youth of today as formulated in the National Council Meeting in Chicag 1. At the very heart of the ur verse is a Creative Love, an Etern Purpose, working for justice, trut and righteousness, a God whom can know, and with whom we c; work in building His world. 2. God is revealed not only in tl world of nature, in the prophets, Jesus, and in the lives of men ar women of our own time, but also the movements of history and hum; society. 3. Personalities are th: most pric less values in the universe, and a human conduct and institutions ml be judged by their effect on person 4. The development of comple and abundant living for all men, tr growing of rich personal characti and relationships, must be central : any program that claims to folio the will of God. 5. All factors in society that affe personality must be included in tl scope of those who are working f( the Kingdom of God. Say. you football fans, listen i this. English Rugby football, playt almost entirely with passes, is claime to be a faster and more enjovab game than our American footba ' . Vale has played this type of footba on several occasions. DRS. CROOK CROOK PHYSICIANS SURGEONS 4S25 St. Paul Ave. M 2235 50 10W BECOMING (V. W. C. A.) Continued from page 16) On September 30 they co-operated ith the Y. M. C. A. in putting on the f st all-university party of the year. f; his took the form of a political con- ntion. A rally and carnival pre- ' i ded the campaign speeches, after ' hich the audience voted on ' Wes- yans Most Accomplished Soap-Box rator. " Early in November, the V. W. held annual candle-lighting service at e First Methodist Church, followed I ' a dinner at the Wesleyan Dining tall. At this dinner the following binet members were introduced: trances Bliss, president; Doris Nel- :n, vice-president; Mary Kirkpat- si:k, secretary; Carol Duncan, treas- ler; Hannah Johnston, general pro- jam chairman; Wynnie Lockhart, ! jshman commission ; Velma Hetzel, iiance chairman; Dorothy Morton, iblicity chairman ; Neva Cocklin, jusic chairman; Elcena Foland, so- al service: Ruth Bryant, world fel- l|iwship; Eva Sams, worship chair- ran; Ann Skavadahl, room and hstess chairman ; and Mrs. Ethol hngdon Bishop, faculty advisor. The rfvisory board was also presented at rtjis dinner. Vespers to be held monthly are jjanned by the worship chairmen of foth Y. M. and Y. W. The Thanks- Igving vespers, held the day before r ;ianksgiving vacation began, were ■serially impressive. These two or- ganizations have co-operated with the p ' ung people ' s work of the First ' lethodist Church, as well as with the sident prayer meeting. : " Heart-sister " week in February, a sring style show, several winter all- liversity parties, and " sings " have len planned. Various conferences and conven- iens serve as an inspiration for Y. I. workers in this region. Last smmer a large, worthwhile, and lost enjoyable regional conference ■as held in Estes Park, Colorado, fchile only four Wesleyan students ftended last year, about twenty IjDre are using the " lay-away " plan i order that they may go there this cming June. Last year Dr. and Brs. Henry Nelson Wieman were the Ipst popular leaders at the Estes cnference. Several important youth meetings l.ve been held in Nebraska this year. r ie Estes planning conference was held in Lincoln in November, with Alvin Wilks and Frances Bliss as delegates. The State Christian Youth Conference was held at Hastings No- vember 15-17. Reports of the nation- al convention were given, and Mrs. Grace Sloan Overton, Miss Margaret Slattery, and Dr. P. R. Hayward were the speakers. The Twelfth Quadrennial Convention of the Stu- dent Volunteer Movement will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from December 28 to January 1. Several Wesleyan students are making plans to attend. On February IS Kagawa, famous Japanese leader, is to be in Lincoln for the State Y. Conference. Through meetings and conventions, parties and teas, the Y. W. C. A. is attempting to cultivate in the lives of the Wesleyan students a better understanding of profounder depths of successful living. HOW BECOMING (Y. M. C. A.) (Continued from page 16) Plans for future activities are pro- ceeding at a rapid pace. Some of the members, inspired by Alvin ' s and Stan ' s accounts of high mountains and good-looking girls, are looking forward to making the trip to the Estes Convention in June. They vow they ' ll get there " by hook or crook. " You know, it is the day of the hitch- hiker ! On the bulletin board we find the Y. M. program for the year. The various topics are Vocational Guid- ance, Political and Economic Situa- tions, The Meaning of Culture, and Glimpses of Various Departments at Wesleyan. The present cabinet for the Y. M. C. A. is composed of Stanley Good, president ; Bob Bader, vice-president ; Harold Ahrendts. Claude Otto, Nye Bond, Dean Lane, Harold Heckman, and Alvin Wilks. Professor Roy Ely is their faculty advisor. vie EAST SIDE (Continued from page 18) " everybody ' glows ' for it bailey " don ' t trifle with cuts " — dean allie " i ' m your best friend " — pete jones. " when words fail ' ' — al boberg " it ' s self-starting " — dave baker " they laughed when i sat down at the piano " — james bliss " born 1820 — still going strong " — casey diers. 51 Season ' s Greetings From SMITH BROTHERS Lumber, Coal, Sand, Plaster, Building and Insulating Materials At 48th Wa ' ker Ave. WALTER SMITH Auto repairing, gasoline. Car Washing, Tires, Bat- teries At 48th Sr. Paul Ave. HAROLD SMITH SMITH BROTHERS GREETINGS of the Season from THE Fairmont Creamery Co. PASTEURIZED DAIRY PRODUCTS Phone M 2397 For Best Results! FLOU R E n u)s Cakes and Biscuits baked with VICTOR FLOUR are always delicious. You have no baking failures. It mixes perfectly with liquid ingred- ients, so your baking stays fresh longer. VICTOR FLOUR is high in nutri- tion, so it makes bread, cakes and biscuits higher in food value. And because of no baking failures, longer keeping qualities and high food value, it costs less to bake with VICTOR FLOUR. 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Shall never know ; My life is one desire, all unavailing. That one strong constant wind might blow. " .... TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND INSIDE (Continued from page 20) tedious years that you might learn in one hour merely by asking the librarian for 360 M 31. There are no narrow walls of books that hem in the reading room of our library. There are 28,000 interesting persons inside. BUTLER CLEANERS Make Your Old Suit or Winter Coat Look Like New. M 1 679 First Door West of P. O. L. M.THOMAS SON General Hardware FURNACES TIN WORK 2739 No. 48th St Phone M 2363 D -. G. L. Butler DENTIST 4728 St. Paul Ave. M2257 Drs. Taylor Taylor PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS 4728 St. Paul Ave. M 2257 KKX HI TI.KK (i.MtY lll ' TI.ER BARBERS TO LADIES, GEN- TLEMEN CHILDREN Hairdress Designing Get a " Schick Dry Shave " dem- onstration You are not asked to buy. 2649 N. 48 Phone M 3494 SENIFTS STORE GLASS OR UNBREAKABLE CRYSTAL? Yes— All Kinds of Watch, Clock and jewelry Repairing. 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VICTOR FLOUR is high in nutrition, so it makes bread, cakes and bis- cuits higher in food value. And be- cause of no baking failures, longer keeping qualities and high food value, it costs less to bake with VICTOR FLOUR. Be SURE your next sack of flour is VICTOR FLOUR. The Crete Mills CRETE, NEBRASKA FLOUR THE CRETE MILLS CpETE.NEB. THK PLAINSMAN WINTER NUMBER, VOLUME XXXIV, NUMBER 2 Lois Horn, Editor Walter Van Skiver, Business MarX CONTENTS ARTICLES Occasionally Speaking — Arthur French Meditations of a Maverick — Paul Maves Scrapbook Soliloquy — Betty Barker Pedagogue Portraits — Margaret Jensen Champions— Vic Bailey and Roland Enos Annual Analytics — Gertelle Jenkins Columned Calico— Elizabeth Nicholls East Side. West Side— Willard Wilson and Edson Hubbard Tit For Tat— Tat Bowman Title " Alley " , Title Talley— Helen Heiszenbuttel .... The Six-Foot Four— Bill Rabe .... Men ' s A Capella Cho:r— Talford Durham ...... Home From Abroad — Delmar Nuetzman . . Pan Hellenic Council— Arlouine Spooner Interfraterntty Council— Hubert Stewart . Bustle Buzzes — Bonna Story Alpha Delta Theta— Frances Bliss ....... Alpha Gamma Delta— Doris Nelson ' Beta Phi Alpha— Lois Connor . . Crescent— John Porter Delta Omega Phi— Harold Ahrendts ... Phi Kappa Tau— Rodney Stoltz ' Theta Upsilon— Vera Hanson ' Willard — Doris Craven ' _ The Pledge Parade Bleu Thonge— Bertha Mae Ballinger and Anna Skavadahl Junior Jig-Saw— Robert Bader Strike Up The Band— Bemice Crane and Jessie Ruth Bessire The Wagon Tongue FEATURES Mice and Men— The Editor Frontispiece .... Because PHOTOGRAPHS Cover Photographs— Homer Mouden Frontispiece— Homer Mouden . . King and Queen of the Mardi Gras— Bob Jensen ' ' ' First Methodist Church— Charlotte Moorman Bill Rabe — Sterling Amiot Faculty — Homer Mouden . . Basketball Lettermen — Dole Basketball Action— Homer Mouden ' . ... Second Team Squad— Homer Mouden ' . .... Plainsman Staff— Dole ... Wesley an Staff— Dole . ' . ' . ' Because — Dole . Deans Alabaster and Talley— Dole . . " ■ Faculty at Chapel— Homer Mouden • Quartette— Dole ... I. Men ' s A Capella Choir— Dole . . . ' ' ' ' jl Cartoon— Stanley Bimson ... [ Dr. Lewis — Dole jjl Social Groups— Dole .. ' , ' . ' c Pledges— Homer Mouden . , £ Juniors — Dole ... Concert Band— Dole . . H 10 1 s h o ft n -i t ujflLTiP. van Shivifc £ . Wl n. . long cold winter is over. Today office window is open and a j ' m breeze swishes at the drapes. of the library building small ii s are flying kites of red and white ■-h long knotted tails swaying laz- ib in mid-air. Under the shadow of tt tl gym a game of marbles is in full s ng. And drifting up from across campus comes the pleasant, easy bater of loitering students. Somehow, these familiar sights and sends strike a chord — a feeling of hmony and latent emotion for this u versity of ours. We can hardly t ' ,nk of our school as a " struggling diominational college on the out- s rts of the State Capital, where viere one spends dreary and un- pfitable winters " , a " Temple College viere most of the professors are just p-headed preachers who couldn ' t like a living at preaching " , and the sjdents are " fellows who flunked ( t at the State " . — These quotes were iken from Willa Cather ' s book, One i Ours. We don ' t know much about le situation back in 1922, when the iok was published, but if such a ing were printed today, most of us ould be highly resentful. Because e have worked and lived here, we ive grown to love this institution id its principles. No matter what ir differing opinions oi individuals e, the whole is greater than any MICE AND MEN part ; it is up to us to back our uni- versity. We can have a big share in making or breaking it. A-tension (Pun by Dr. Barringer) of the world is being drawn to the situation in Europe today. It seems impossible to believe that the world learned nothing from the last war. with which we as a younger genera- tion are acquainted only through the tales of our uncles and the depression. It seems impossible to believe that the progress of so-called Christian educa- tion in the last seventeen years has meant so little. Are we humans so stupid that we cannot see the futility of going to war every ten or fifteen vears ? One co-ed commented that a splendid beginning for a peace ora- tion would be to compare the news- paper headlines in the last few weeks to those just before the World War. Whether civilization has advanced far enough above the animal stage to allow compromise in settling the problems of the nations as they rub s houlders, will be seen in the next few months. It is a situation that should vitally concern every person. Especially does it wave its red flag in the faces of college students. Isn ' t it asking almost too much, though, to expect that great nations might settle difficulties in a peace- able and rational way, when in so small an institution as our university oo this principle is not applied? Stu- dents and faculty here are persons with more than average intelligence and education. Isn ' t it fair to ask us to put this theory into practice right on our own campus? Until such a thing can be done on the small scale, there is no hope for it in in- ternational relationships. The prophecy of Ptac concerning the basketball season has been ful- filled. The team is one of the best Wesleyan has seen for some four or five years. They have met hard op- position and easy, they have played with the skill of professionals and again on amateurish level ; but throughout it all they had as their goal two words — " Beat Hastings. " The cry that has rung through Wes- leyan ' s halls and gymnasium for years was taken up with renewed vigor. Xever ' was music so sweet to a stu- dent ' s ears as the lusty peal of the victory bell on that key night of the } I idland- Wesleyan basketball game, ringing out the news of a decisive score in our favor. In the middle of debates, play practice, library study, office work, and confidential chats students shouted, " They ' ve won ! Our team ' s won ! " Their fighting spirit, their dogged determination, and their teamwork has carried them through the season to victory. The student body is proud of its team. So hail, the Conquerors! From the editor ' s window one could see the shadows of the trees as they fell on drifted snow, a contrast in black and white. And up and down the deep-cut path the crunching tread of student feet bespoke the mingling of social and academic life. EARING O F THE SPOKEN WORD ' Is article started out as Occasionally Speaking, but it uil be named Habitually Speaking. There are about a :ef or more parties covered in this installment, and ;1 ' I ' ll swoon or something if there are that many to cvered in the next effort. Well, anyway, speaking of e of Edna Mae Sams presented a quite ducky little gossiping match, with, of course, the actives carrying the brunt of the attack. Emily K. did her gigglingest as head woman. . . . The motif of the Willard dinner was centered around the Willard Rose. Neva Lohr was toast mistress, and from all reports the actives were badly scorched. One are parties of the first part and parties of the second of the more svelte and swankier hoedowns of the year was Personally, like parties of the first part, and I am The First Niter, thrown at the Wesleyan Gymnasium on s reminds me that there are two kinds of parties. e y over parties of the second part, because I can take il home for parties of the second part, and after all, is no place like home with its lounges and fire-sides, )tially the lounges. You know, these lounges really le on account of the old porch swing ain ' t what it ;do be, because it doesn ' t have no-draft ventilation on Bi cold wintry s, and the es do. . And say, ing of swings, wing right in- te social swing, fcial swung or swang, o r o r anyway ) n .... It that it be ced by custom the pledges lose two ever January 24. The smooth, lilting rythm of the orchestra (When the P. A. system worked), the gorgeous check room girls and so on! The program featured Peg Morrill An- derson in the role of riddle master. After we were riddles we were broadcasted over K. F. O. R. The string trio, Connors to Sams to Bryant, accompanied by Neva Cocklin, t r i o e d. The Hodgkins, Dutch, Bernie, and the Banjo, gleeped their ditties. D. Reed exercised his esophagal muscles and larynx. Mather and D i 1 1 e h a y pounded the harp- sichords. To prove that they weren ' t fooling, the program was repeated for the general benefit iddly groups, the Phi Taus and the Crescents, have to of Willie Wilson, who was supposed to have been master OCCASIONALLY SPEAKING BY ART FRENCH ir,v their respective betters and elders a dinner. So, on icvening of January 11, the Crescents gulped their food k spilled their demi-tasse in the friendly, home-like at- o)here of the down-town Y. W. C. A. With J. Oliver :rck, the master mind of Boise, in the role of M. C. N oilig cubs pulled a Kangaroo Court on the old Bears bat thirty couples were present and having fun. . . . The hTaus inhaled their calories and used their wrong fork t he Garden Room of the Hotel Lincoln. Rod Stoltz lfrmally dispensed his villianous jokes as the presiding l(r of the feast, with Paulson and Davis warbling sweetly t ' arious intervals. The evening ' s entertainment was k 2d by a popular vaudeville trio. . . . The Alpha Delts n the Willards, not to be outdone on this matter of oiboration of dates, held their annual pledge dinners mthe eventide of January 17, at the University Club. t as another case of button, button, who has the button, irihe music went round and round. It was either the Uha Delts went to the dinner first and then went to the ratre, or the Willards went to the dinner first and then rat to the theatre, or else it was the other way around. . Anyway, it was rumored that David Baker had per- e table manners, even to throwing a bowl of water and ;ci fish on his escort ' s dress, which was set on fire by an iturned candle. Not content with their regular Thurs- Sewing Circle, the Alpha Delts under the gossipship of ceremonies but got there late, due, no doubt, to the collar button behind the dresser. . . . Just because the Delts have more tuxedoes and dinner jackets than the rest of us, they threw a formal dinner on February eighth at the University Club. Surber disappointed the lads and lassies ! Not Mother ' s Cow, but Master of Ceremonies), the present by failing to announce his engagement, but after three or four times he will get over his embarrassment of announcing engagements. About thirty couples gabbed and dabbed around the festive board done up in the fra- ternity colors of purple and gold. . . . The daughters of Beta Phi Alpha urped paens of praise and well wishes to Mother Payne on the advent of her fifteenth year of mothering at the Beta Phi House. The actives and alums from miles around teaed and tossed the English language on the afternoon of February first. . . . The Theta U ' s wandered back a bit in the years and bid about twenty couples to a kid party at the chapter house on February 22. Rowdy Dow John Roberts and the Bully G. Axford did a bit of collaboration on their own hook in the matter of hair removal from some dope ' s legs who came nattily attired in a very brief pair of shorts. Ed Hubbard sucked thumbs and played jacks with most of the lassies present, Liz Kelly and Vyrl Swan broke most of the toys, balloons, and furniture in an " I want my dolly " contest. A most scrumptious feed was served at the end of the party. . . . One of the highlights of the winter social season was the Theta Alph Phi and Plainsman Player Mardi Gras 57 Party, on the night of February seventeenth. Miss Miller and three of her neophytes came as the Dionne quintuplets. It seems that the other one had a date with Dr. Defoe. During the merry making the lights went blooey, and when they came on, Rod Stoltz found out thai he had kissed a strange girl three limes before discovering it wasn ' t Vir- ginia Lee. Homer Mouden and Bettj Barker were de- clared king and queen in a non-ballot-box-stuffing election. The orchestra under the management of Lois Connor pre- sented several popular numbers. . . . The twilight of the winter social season with Colonial Party on February 27. ... It was a terrible threat affair with most of the gals present doing a trip, fumble and stumble adagio around the floor in an effort to stand up. The boys wore and cheer- fully swore at the nobby outfits provided for them. The outfits in which the men were donned were wigs, knee britches and silver buckles. That is, I think th? lads wore the above outfit; if they didn ' t, don ' t blame me, because I wasn ' t there. In fact I have been chasing people for days trying to find some brave soul to say he had been there so I could get some information. . . . The Parade of Plainsman Per- sonalities sponsored by Blue Key proved to be a marvelous success. The program was opened with ethereal and zepher like m usic of the Wesleyan String Trio of the go: id old combination of Con- nors to Sams to Bryant functioning like three maestros. . . . The second number on the program was a very neat marimba solo by Aileen Kinyon, who played the Largo from the New World Symphony in such an intriguing and moving manner that as the last notes of the piece evanesced into the air the audience broke into a wry generous applause. . . . " The Hanner " Johnston gave one of her sophis- ticated readings which she very ably interpreted. . . . Leroy Giles ' trombone sol,, was very well received as was a vocal duet by the Hodgkins Brothers. Betty Barnes chirped merrily through a whistling sol,, and Lois Lehigh gave a satirical reading. . . The program was concluded with a vocal s by Dean Peed and three num- bers by the Wesleyan .Male A Capella Choir. ■ This bit of addenda was written at the acrimonious bequest of that Horn woman, who would chase one to Pimbuctoo to get fifty more words on an assignment So we go right into a leisurely dissertation on the redu | a signs of spring . . . pale feet (white shoes, to you) ft seen . . . lotsa new suits but no Easter bonnets t, which reminds me of an advertisement I read in a jj Wesleyan the other day. It seems that fruit was a hie motif of decoration of Easter bonnets in them day was suggested that cherries or a cluster of grapes be in sprigs of two or three. You know I think we n (j revival of the good old custom of the fruit motif bonnet decoration. Consider the sanguinary, s cheeked tomato, especially John Baer ' s Early Grow maybe Earl E. Mayfield ' s Early June Harvester. These two varieties would certainly make a decorou:m uninteresting Easter bonnet a thing of crowning |rj Just think of the things that would be attracted by I an adornment. First of all, the hungry robins after ai long trek from the South could sink their bill into o the -luscious looking " love apples " on your hat. NexJu worms that would di narily be in father ' s ' ! den would attack the al istic fruit on your i and save father a n t tude of sleepless n 1 over the worms in hi: matoes. Last but I least think of all oil? awe stricken males a would be attracted by an embellishment of fj chapeaux. This adorn of an Easter bonnet w guarantee you a w o twenty-four hours of lit day. ... If you ca a make or buy a good ti filial tomato let me i gest that you use theal McCoy. Early in spring start buying | house tomatoes, whicloi course would be exper I until the home grown o matoes got on the man And of course the us | real tomatoes would N somewhat messy but tltk of the way you wi have it on Mrs. Jones I am sorry I went ra I ling on such an issuti- styles and modes of lady ' s Easter-bonnet | bellishments. but whs have been trying to dclll along is to say that from all rumors, reports, and just do)- right fibs, that we are looking for and expecting a ) glamorous and snarky social season for this spring. News Flash! Just when we were settling down tl snappy socialistic endurance race, we hear the Cresab posted a red placard. Too bad, boys. We ' ll tend up ' your engagements while vou ' re in! " " ' " ' • " " ' Betty Barker, Kino and Qneen „j the Mardi Gran ' e ditati 0 ? a Mavet lL (A letter to a freshman from an older brother in another college) Dear Bob : Now that you ' ve had nearly a year in college it is only natural that you should be wondering about this education business and trying to figure out why you are in school. You ask me what I think an education is. I will try to give you my idea, and it is possible you will find it different than the one your adviser would give vou. Education is the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and habits that :uble a man to get by in the world and get along with himself. Have you r read J. A. Hobson ' s description of a " naked Polynesian on parade in sjits and a tophat? " The thing that made our Polynesian brother ludicrous s not that he had on only part of a dress suit, but that he had any of it " all. In Polynesia ability to wear a dress suit has nothing to do with an jcation. Usually education is denned in terms of what the definer thinks he knows. For example, the bridge player deems everyone ignorant who doesn ' t know- bridge. And the society dame frowns upon the country lout because he doesn ' t know how to act at a five course dinner, while he in turns marvels that she could be so helpless on the farm. Now both the hill-billy and the professor in his own sphere had a set of habits and skills that had survival value in that particular environment, and each had a philosophy of life that evaluated the tools of living and tried to find a decent excuse for wanting to live. There is so much cussedness in the human race that it keeps a bevy of philosophers busy apologizing for us. £ aul They used to tell a story on one of my professors who supposedly lost s way in the winding trails of the Ozarks one summer. After much driv- g he found a mountain boy fishing from a rustic bridge. " Hey, son! " he called, " how do I get to Springfield? 1 " The boy pushed back the remains of a nineteen cent straw hat and ibbed his brow reflectively. " Gosh, I dunno. " " Well, where does this road go? " " I dunno. " Patiently the professor tried another attack. " Well, where does this road Dme from? " " I dunno, " came the unconcerned drawl. " You don ' t know anything, do you? " snapped the professor in exasperation. The bov looked him over with a new interest. " Well, I ain ' t lost. " I mentioned that story to illustrate how the definition of an education will vary for differing environments ; it is not fair to compare cultures without considering the environment that produced it. It is even risky to compare environments and their total effect on human personality because (Continued to Page 112) First M. E. Church (across from campus) December 15. Christmas is really in the air. We saw a marvelous candle lighting ser- vice at First Presbyterian Church this afternoon. Tall, white and red tapers against banks of evergreen ! .Music that thrilled — beautiful har- mony of trained voices, sweet sin- cerity of the tones of children. . . . Peace. The service at Westminster this morning gave one the same feeling. Dr. Paul Johnson said, among other things, that there is something des- perately wrong with a country in which young people take on the pessi- mism of the age. As did our peace orator Wilson in his oration, Rev. Johnson causes us to pause a moment and think ; for we belong to the gen- eration concerned. December 16. One Wesleyanite was obsessed with a bad case of general restlessness to- day. It seems that he was driving into the city early this morning when he came to an intersection. Another car came simultaneously to that cross- ing, but the Wesleyanite was driving too fast to stop, and so loudly honked and went merrily up the street a half block and stopped in front of a restaurant. Said Wesleyanite started climbing out of his car when sud- denly he became aware that he was in the official limelight, for the occu- pants of the car he honked out of the way— a cruiser car! For the rest of the story, see the judge. December 18. Diary, my lad, I intend to play one swell joke on the Fditor. You see, this is one of the biggest days all year, and the editor is rather bashful and she wouldn ' t let me say what I want to to you if she knew I was going to say it. Consequently, when she gets hold of you, you will be minus December 18 and that part of your anatomy will be in the hands of the printer. It ' ll probably take a bribe to get him to leave a part of you out until after she has read the proofs, but leave that to me! You see. Diary, today the first issue of the Plainsman came out ! And were we thrilled! That ' s one of the things you look forward to all fall. Gee, white cover, clever inside cover of plainsmen in the background of " The Plainsman " , the editor ' s page with really good constructive sugges- tions for a better Nebraska Wesleyan University, Art French ' s dissertation about women and things, and those gossip columns, and oh my, so much more! But the thing I like the very best about the first issue is the dedi- cation — each Wesleyanite can dedi- cate his own book to those who so much deserve it. And the thing I like next best is " Shaded Paths " — That picture and the accompanying selection are master bits of art in my judgment. The whole book is artis- tic, clever, masterly. Congratula- tions, Miss Editor, on one fine first issue! (Diary, do you suppose she ' ll kill me when she comes home some night next March and finds this part of you in her book?) December 19. This is the day that we reallv ap- preciate the girl ' s glee club most. Candle light, beautiful music, silent meditation, inspiring prayer. True Christmas spirit you found in our Chapel this morning. It was lovely. I tell you. Diary, if ' I were one certain Delt, I ' d be out for murder ' Some of the boys at the Cre: I house called Mr. Delt out of I about the time he got to sleep I evening (night, pardon me) and I " Home town calling Mr. Delt. " Delt house : " Hey there, Bro I Home Town calling. " ( Pause) D. House: " Lo " . C. House: " Home town calling ■ Delt — please repeat after me. Fc (Pause) " Repeat, plea, found " . . . D. House: " Found " . . . C. House: " Dead " . . . D. House: " Dead " . . C. House: " In bed " . . . D. House: " In bed " C. House: " One bed bug. " Diary, people such as that oi to be — well, capital punishment she not be abolished! December 20. Christmas vacation begins tod; I wonder if everyone enjoyed tl trip home as much as I did. It l beautiful driving this afternoon especially just before sunset. As X-V O came out of one valley in Missoi the sun drew the outline of the r of one side of that valley on the oti side; above the line it painted t whole hillside a mysterious, yellowi red. It was eerie and beautiful. V passed a strange, forboding lookii stone house set high up on a hill. T. hill was steep and covered wit thorny underbrush. It seemed to n SCRAPBOOt BY BKTT 60 [ could hear wide-eyed, curly headed ldventurers sitting on an old man ' s cnee saying, " Tell me about the house 3 n the hill. " But soon dreaming changed to •eality and we were there. It is surely nice to be with your own, your very own people, isn ' t it? 3r December 25. I ' ve been so very busy I haven ' t had time to write for you, Diary. You see, there ' s so much to see in this City. The Plaza is gorgeous — story-book shaped houses all outlined with colored lights, huge bells hang- ing from every light post, Christmas trees everywhere, Santa ' s particular house, Christmas carols from Cathe- dral heights! I ' ve never seen any- thing so enchanting. And the city itself! The stores are pretty, but beauty yields to more practical con- siderations like whose feet the man next to you is standing on — the man who is pushing your left rib over on your right side. Today when my brother was ask- ing his wife about the menu for a dinner party they are planning, he asked her if she were going to have mushrooms. " Oh yes, of course, but only for the young couples. " December 31. Good bye ye old ; welcome, ye new. At the midnight show I began wonder- ing how much more noise the Lin- SOLILOQUY BARKER coin theatre could endure before the roof would literally rise. My, it was a hilarious place ! And crowded ! We sat in the aisle and spent most of the show shoving thos? who cele- brated into oblivion off our feet and laps. January 1. The very first day of 1936 — leap year. Wonder how many girls started out royally? Poor men, I certainly feel sorry for them this year. January 6. Was it ever hard to get up this morning at 8:00. Am I glad vaca- tion is over? No. I didn ' t want it to start, I don ' t want it to stop. 1 don ' t want the days to hurry by so fast. It ' s such grand fun being a Wesleyanite, and there ' s just one semester left. January 7. We played the Globe Trotters. Not often do you find a team that can play football, baseball, hockey, ping pong, ring around the rosy, and do a tumbling act and a musical concert all during one basket ball game. January 8. It ' s surely getting terrible when the letters addressed to Wesleyan students are sent to the reformatory ! The only saving grace for us is that such letters come to Wesleyan labeled " Not in reformatory. ' ' But, I ' m telling you, you ' d better be careful from now on though. When people address you as number S30S we (to put it mildly) begin to wonder what you have been doing, or at least, what stories you have been telling to the " gals " at home. January 10. First all-conference game and we won ! That old victory bell sounded plenty good to start the conference season off. If it will just ring and Taken by surprise ring until it reaches a grand crescendo for Hastings we ' ll be satisfied. We ' ve got to get even with that outfit some- how. One faculty member (a very distinguished, dignified person) was heard to remark recently that every- one from Hastings is crooked. It ' s always a good policy to agree with your professors and if anyone dares think differently, we ' ll see that he gets an " F " . January ' 1 1 . Phi Tau ' s and Crescents both had parties. January 14. Did we ever wallop York? My oh me, are we good or are we good! I guess " Jo " and I rather found out something this morning. One faculty member asked me why I didn ' t come to hear him talk in chapel. I stumbled and stammered and sput- tered until he said, " Oh, you could have. Miss Johnston came late. " I wonder how he knew — he doesn ' t eat at the dining hall?? January 15. Rev. Robert Drew of the class of ' 30 talked in prayer meeting this evening. He is a most charming speaker! His eastern accent is the most melodious I have ever heard. Dean Jensen certainly gave an in- teresting chapel address — all about new discoveries and inventions in scientific fields. January 16. Our fellows played at Hastings to- night. We were sorry not to hear (Continued to Page 80) 61 Clara U. Mills, Irene T. McCandless, Marian Wilson Hall, Pauline Slonecker Ceralyn Walroth Bennett- Phoebe May Hopper, Ethel Louise Booth, Rose B. Clark George Mark Farley, Jerry Adams, John Edward Roberts Frank Spencer Furman Oscar Porter Bennett John M. Howie, Fred Marion Cregg Roy Walter Deal, Robert A. Hardin Laona E. Underkofler Howard Adam Durham, Claude Joseph Shirk, Cuy Bayley Dolson Clara Riesland Brandt James Earl Bartley Ethel Walker Hatch Leota Jacobey, Eleanor C. Swanson, Amy Tyre, Elizabeth S. Archerd, Vesta Cray Keeton, Zelia Cornell Wiley Helen Davie Ruth Ashley Warner Enid Wyman Miller, Frances Goodhue Loder Edward Rust Lewis Charles Horton Talley Mamie Ellen Corns. Zaxel Sloniger Ethol Langdon Bishop, Grace Evelyn rew Like sent ' nels high the murmuring pines do lift. In silent, constant prayer their coned heads. The ivy green clings fast to red brick walls — Soft amber rays of setting sun shine on A magic den ' neath gnarled tree-.. The moon, 1 .lint disk of silvered light does softly gleam Through fairy tinted clouds. The mellow notes Of bell sound o ' er the twilight ' s peace- ful hush And hallowed peace surrounds ma- jestic " Main. " ' Walls of brick and ivy have been held sacred by students of the past, and will be dear to graduates yet to come. Souls have been stirred by dy- namic chapel speakers ; visions have been gained from the high ideals of a small denominational institution, and minds have been strengthened by the patient instruction of a scholarly and devoted faculty. Their sacrifices of an average of $1000 apiece during the depression years have kept the in- stitution going, and this without com- plaint. The gold lettered volumes of Who ' s Who In America, Who ' s Who In Edu- cation, American Men of Science and other notable publications bear the names and pictures of the Wesleyan faculty; many wear the keys of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, or Phi Beta Kappa ; ten of them have received doctorates while four are within strik- ing distances, but even better than that they are our friends, — happy, human, vital personalities — living and work- ing for a greater Wesleyan. The rose red rays of the morning sunshine through the art glass win- dow of the " Light of the World " , re- flecting colored sunbeams in the hall below. How symbolical it is that the Administrative offices are located in the tinted shadows, that our Chan- cellor and the faculty work at the feet of the great teacher. " Of all the arts beneath the heaven, that man has found, or God has given, none draws the soul so sweet away, as music ' s melting, mystic lay. " Miss Clara Urania Mills helps PEDAGOGUE struggling students in the pursuit of tiny black notes on a ladder. Irene Taylor McCandles is the instructor in organ, Pauline Slonecker teaches the hopeful college youth Chopin ' s Valse, Lizt ' s Liebestraum, Grieg ' s Scherzo, and Bach ' s Three Part In- vention. Marian Wilson Hall delights the younger kiddies with the mnemo- nic, " Every good boy does fine " and the spaces spell " f-a-c-e " for them. Mrs. Bennett looks just as pretty as her violin sounds. Her string en- semble is noted over the city and the violin trio has played at the gover- nor ' s mansion for various affairs, at Librarian ' s conventions, at the Young Democrats conventions, and at the V. W.-V. M. conferences with the great Kagawa as a listener. Miss Booth and Miss Clark often venture between classes into Miss Hopper ' s green house to talk of fic- tion, poetry, the Ethiopian situation, or a student who possesses the poten- tialities of a shining light. A very fine trio they make, too. Miss Booth is a past sponsor of Y. W. C. A., and Miss Hopper spent a year at Isabella Thoburn College for girls in India, a school which is supported by the Y. W. C. A. Behind the gymnasium one may find three individuals who look very much like gangsters plotting great things, and if they were conspiring about championships — here ' s power to em and their winning team ! They are Coaches Roberts, Farley and Adams. Dr. Furman, one of the leading physicians of the capital city is the medical advisor for men. It is he who dashes out on the muddy field of battle while crowds cheer, to paste tape across the broken places of broad shouldered football heroes. And " Pop " Bennett— there ' s so much to be said about him. I once heard someone say that they thought SKETCHED BY he had the nicest faculty smile on the campus, and every member of the Glee Club contributes a cheerful word in his behalf. Recently a blase chapel sitter admitted that he thought " Pop " was really " Tops " and that when he sings in chapel he ' d rather listen than sleep! " Incidentally, his full title is Director Oscar Porter Bennett, Head of The School of Music. " Howie, the trouble with most people is that they don ' t allow their cortexes to control their thalami. " " That ' s correct, Gregg, — no wonder the common folk can ' t understand the fourth dimension. " And so, very simply, these two people have solved one of the world ' s greatest problems. Professor Deal is the man who frightens poor freshmen on the first day after their arrival on the cam- pus with the difficult term, " Intelli- gence Quotient. " Once upon a time at a faculty feed ( I suppose I should say a faculty dinner) a puning pedagogue called this esteemed per- sonage " Raw Deal " (His name is Roy, you know). Perhaps he isn ' t appreciated by his colleagues, or perhaps the truth is that they are the only ones who dare to call him by that unattractive title. Or perhaps the good faculty toastmaster was only trying to be punny! The figure standing beside Dr. Deal in the picture is Dr. Hardin, who instructs the minds and giudes the hands of Wesleyanites in building boats and beds and apple carts and houses. Mrs. Laona Underkofler leads the youth about the campus in quest of the curious things of nature; " they learn of every bee its language " and study pussy-willows and the ant. Dr. Dolson gazes forth upon the world, doubtless thinking of one of his favorite bits of literature — from Horace. " I shall not wholly die; my bones shall be interred, but my name 64 PORTRAITS MARGARET JENSEN and my song will live on and ever grow in the praises of men. " Dr. Shirk glibly converses in terms of archeozoic, paleozoic, alveolar, chro- mosomes, parathyroid, telencephalon and sarcoplasm. Professor Durham explains to students, hiding behind black oil cloth, the methods of con- cocting some of the more vile smell- ing compounds. It is he. my lassies, who created the formula for the hand lotion, and presented it to the foot- ball men — that you might have lilly white hands. In a little apartment on the left side of the gymnasium sits Mrs. Clara Brandt, surrounded by basket balls and ping pong paddles. A friendlier teacher could never be found ; " Brandt " is never too busy to pause long enough to tell a visiting lassie about her rose garden, of which she is rightfully proud, or to encourage a co-ed or a volley ball team. She is always willing to be of service to Wesleyan, whether it be in sewing costumes for operettas or transporting members of the band to a concert engagement. The office of the treasurer is a busy place. Straight, staunch files stand- ing like green guards with gold mus- kets. And presiding here is Mr. J. Earl Bartley, the man who possesses the signature to make our activity tickets valid. Mrs. Hatch is the familiar pink smocked figure who herds the kin- dergartners through the dangers of the snow drifts outside the White build- ing; and leads them through the de- lightful stories of Mother Goose. Some execrable punster has called her quarters the Hatchery of the Univer- sity. Miss Jacobey, Miss Swanson, Miss Tyre, Mrs. Archerd, Miss Keeton, and Mrs. Wiley guard the intellectual lives of the Van Fleet youngsters. They teach them of the lives of great beings such as The Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Hiawatha, Moby Dick, and Evangeline. Too, they tell the shiny-eyed children of the wonders of multiplication, sub- traction and division. Miss Gladys Lux has been teach- ing prospective teachers how to draw tulips and paint cats. She has been teaching in place of Miss Davie, who suffered a severe injury in mid-win- ter. Dr. Ruth Warner, medical advisor for women is the tall, vigorous woman who investigates the " innards " of Wesleyan Co-eds. It is she who asks if the gals have been vaccinated for small pox and hydrophobia. D i d you know that Dr. Warner has been hoarding her pennies for years and has just about completed plans for a marvelous home with number- less fireplaces and French windows — a house that even the most particular of fairy princesses would envy? In a remote corner of the cellar of White building. Miss Miller and Mrs. Loder argue out the technical nice- ties of the coming play. Moor Born. Dr. Lewis, indeed a celebrity on the campus (for not many of us have seen Europe and the Holy Land) tells of philosophy, religion, ethics and esthetics. Besides bearing the important du- ties of Deanship, Dean Talley teaches several speech classes and yet has time to be an excellent ping-pong player. He already behaves like a veteran in presiding over convoca- tions. Have you seen the precious " Bobs " ? He is six months old, and the son of our Dean, who comes with his mother every afternoon to " bring Daddy home from work " — and inci- dentally, I think, to display to the students his new blue suit and eyes to match. After one has paid a visit to Miss Sloniger and signed one ' s name on the dotted line of some nineteen registra- 65 tion cards, one feels like asking Miss Corns for a ten-easy-lessons course in shorthand, and discovering t h e method she prescribes, of chasing hen tracks across red lines of shorthand practice pads. The librarians, Mrs. Bishop and Miss Lenfest, meet the cameraman on the steps of the library after a strenuous day of searching for ob- scure volumes for eager students. I was told some time ago by a campus gal, " Honestly, I feel like taking rat poison after Miss Lenfest calls me for talking in the library — she is so sweet about it ! " Miss Snow is a versatile lady. For one hour she is a Madamoiselle then she crosses the Rhine to be a Frau- lein — and I ' ve heard she can be a Senorita if she chooses. Sometimes, on a nice spring day you must walk past Miss Snow ' s home a t 5619 Huntington and see her colorful flower garden — tulips, petunias, phlox, and tall hollyhocks, looking much like the motley array of colors on a gay beach, the bright parasols and swimming costumes. Dr. Hunter is a valuable member of the Wesleyan staff. It is he who explains to prospective students why Wesleyan is better than any other college in the state. Wesleyan owes a great debt to him for his enter- prise, optimism, and efficient sales- manship. It is plain to see that Dr. Barringer, shown in the last picture, is telling the somewhat doubting Drs. Callen and Ely of the delightful conditions ex- isting in Indiana — of the wonderful state where the sky is always blue, and democrats are in the majority. Nebraska Wesleyan is the realized dreams of pioneer men and women : it is " a school of staunch and un- swerving idealism. " How well their edict, " Let there be light " has been answered, " And there was Light " by the graduates who have carried forth the ideals of their Alma Mater. And through the years of the life of the institution, the changing personnel of a scholarly faculty have gazed with clairvoyant eyes toward the goal of a Greater Wesleyan, that is certain yet to be under the brilliant and insight- ful mind and Midas-like, magic touch of Chancellor E. Guy Cutshall. Ronald Shuman Guard Rodney Shuman Guard Victor Bailey Forward William Ptacek Forward Neil Davis Guard Dale Larson Center Arthur Barrett Guard Dawson Hawkins Forward Dei i. Hedges Forward Leonard Witzenburg Center Edson Hubbard Guard U -1 ; Plainsmen emerge 1936 basketball lamps of the N. C. A. C. For 20 ,ng years similar phrases have been disuse on the Nebraska Wesleyan impus. Back in 1912 and through i 1916 a five-year period, the Wes- ■yan squads, then going under the ade-mark of the Coyotes, wore the rown of all-state champions. Since nen the jinx has ridden hard on Wes- _ ' yan ' s basketball record, and even ome teams of championship caliber vere unable to pull out on top when )ame Fortune smiled on their oppo- lents. But this year Coach Farley built a quad of net-men that rank as good s the best in their class. Farley has een working hard and consistently or the last several years to make ebraska Wesleyan a basketball team hat could be called champions, and lis efforts have not been without the esired results. His team m a d e •nough baskets this season to account or a total score of 618 points against he 508 scored against them by their pponents giving the Plainsmen a 110 xiint margin in the grand total of ;ame scores. In other words, they nade an average of 38.6 points per ;ame, which leads the conference in his respect. The Plainsmen made this an extra- irdinarily successful season not only as regards the X. C. A. C, but also as to the other games on their sched- ule. Out of a total of fifteen regular contests slated Wesleyan was pro- claimed victor thirteen times, drop- ping only two matches early in the season, the first to Hastings, 41-42, and the other to Peru, 39-41. The N. I. A. A. conference was upset this year, too, when the Plainsmen twice won over the leader of that associa- tion, Wayne, to give the X. C. A. C. ' the higher standing of the two. ■December 17. Luther The Plainsmen started the season with a bang by knocking off the Luther College quintette on the Wes- leyan maples with a 46-20 victory. -Making use of their height advantage, Wesleyan jumped to the front in the opening minutes of play and held a good lead throughout the game. Rod Shuman received high scoring honor with eight field buckets. Ferd Larson, Luther forward followed close behind with 14 points, and his brother, Dale, accounted for 12 of Wesleyan ' s. January 7. Globe Trotters The Harlem Globe Trotters on a barnstorming tour through the state, made a stop at the Plainsman gym to put on an exhibition match. A well-filled house watched these black boys do their stuff, which included everything from football plays to a three-man team. Wesleyan played a hard game, however, against the pro- fessionals, and the fray ended with the Trotters holding a four-point ad- vantage, 31-27. January 10. Doane. On January 10, the Doane Tigers invaded Wesleyan territory to in- augurate the XCAC basketball cam- paign. The Plainsmen led the scoring 18-12 at the half, but the Tigers rallied in the last few minutes of play, and barely lost out on a vic- tory by Barrett ' s set shot in the final minute, clinching the count 28-25. January 14. York. Four days later, York ventured onto the Wesleyan floor to try for a place in the conference running, but the Plainsmen had determined to make room for no one. The visitors man- aged to roll up a 5-4 margin as the game got under way, but when the steam was turned on with Rod Shu- man and Bud Larson instrumental in the application, they melted away, and again Wesleyan emerged victor on the big end of a 42-24 score. January 16. Hastings. Whenever Wesleyan and Hastings mix, it is sure to be good, and this game was no let down on either side. Even with the Broncs playing on their own floor and with their entire stu- dent body behind them, they had a plenty hard time getting the one point lead over the visitors to hold down the upper berth in the Con- ference. With the score board giv- 67 CHAMPIONS By Yic Bailey and Roland Enos ing the Plainsmen a 41-40 lead in the last forty-five seconds, the Hastings crowd almost in despair, Dick Mar- vel, the Bronc six foot five center, took a pass and dropped in a set-up to account for the necessary two points. While the whole team played splendid ball, Wesleyan scoring cen- tered around Dell Hedges, who took credit for 14 of the Plainsmen tallies. January 24. Wayne. The following week, the Plainsmen got the edge on XIAA at Wayne with a 33-31 count. Farley ' s men pushed to the fore in the opening minutes and continued to hold a lead throughout the game, although the Pedagogues rallied to come danger- ously close at times. Rod Shuman was on the bench with a sprained ankle, but his brother Ron led the scoring with 10 points. Ritzloff of Wayne made four buckets, and Lar- son and Hawkins each added six points to Wesleyan ' s score. January 31. Peru. It took two inspired pot shots by a fast Bobcat forward named Moore to edge out Wesleyan ' s five here in a hard offensive battle. The score was tied at 37 when the final whistle blew, and in the overtime period, the visitors called two shots to the home team ' s one for their 41-39 advantage. Peru ' s game was built around Ray Moore, who went hot with 11 field goals. Hawkins led the Plainsmen scoring with 12 points, while Barrett did commendable work in the rear court. February 4. Xebraska B. Staying close to home, the Plains- men took a 31-30 win over the Xub- bins on the Ag College floor to start off a long series of victories. The B team trailed during the first half, the count reading 17-15 at half time. They rallied late in the final period to tie the score. In the remaining two minutes, Xebraska B added a point on a free toss, and then Hawkins de- cided the game with a one-handed basket from the side court. Wampler took first honors with 11 points, and Rod Shuman second with 8. A Hastings mail falls for Wesleyan February 7. Midland. The Midland Warriors next camped in the Wesleyan gym for a battle to determine the rightful holder of sec- ond place in the conference list. The Plainsmen showed their superiority by emerging on the big end of a 46- 40 score. The home squad piled up a 1 S point lead before the Warriors knew just where they were, and the count stood 27-11 when a new man came in to do things for Midland. This man, Howard Hook, collaborated with Xelson to bring the trailing team up to within 6 points of the lead as the game ended. Larson ' s scoring spree brought in 17 points, while Hook held his own with 15. February 11. Doane. With Farley ' s squad still going strong, they journeyed to Crete to take on the Doane Tigers again. The visistors led all the way after the firsl couple of minutes in this free-for- all, and Doane trailed 28-15 at the intermission. The Tigers unleashed a bit in the second period, but even then the Plainsmen claimed another victory to the tunc of 46-31. Don Kristufek was the whole show for Doane. netting [5 points to top the entire field, while Hawkins and Hed ilked up 13 and 14 respectively for Wesleyan. February 14. Hastings. The Broncos met their ancient foe on the latter s floor, this time intend- ing to cinch their lead in the XCAC, but the home five took out vengeance for their former lo by turning the count in their own favor. 28-26. Wes- leyan dominated the play in the first half of the spectacular and somewhat wild ball game, Hastings coming through to square the score at 15 up at the half. The Plainsmen pulled away late in the last period, but the Broncs rallied desperately behind Hopp and Gibens to come up almost even again. Witzenburg put the game on ice with a short overhand swisher. Hastings scored again, but too late, and the battle was over. The Shu- man twins for the Plainsmen and Dick Marvel of the opponents each hit for seven tallies. February 21. York. The next week. Yesleyan left home again, this time for York, where they added another conference win by a 39-24 decision. After five minutes with only one point scored on each side, the invaders applied a little ire. and brought the count to 20-9 at the rest period. York looked somewhat better in the second half but was unable to cope with the Plainsmen tactics and speed. Hedges with 11 points, and Ron Shuman with 9 stood highest on the scoring led; while Hawkins and Ptacek turned some brilliant floorwork. February 25. Wayne. The Wesleyan-Wayne ball ga set the XCAC conference above i XIAA with the teachers leading i latter and Wesleyan tieing for fi honors in the former. For the s ond time in the season the Plainsrr threw Coach Hickman ' s outfit another fall with a nine point le in the 40-31 game. Farley ' s ga loped along in the first period to ha only a one point advantage with t fray half gone. Then the home squ began clicking, and even Waym star. Chief Hayes, could do little stop the onslaught. Hedges got ' 1 scoring spell in the final minutes, sin ing seven points in a row. as t game ended well in hand for We leyan. February ' 28. Xebraska B. The Plainsmen again nosed out tl Xubbins on the Wesleyan floor 35-? in a spasmodic game similar to tl first one with this squad earlier in tl season. The home outfit grabbed a earl_ - lead and had the advantage c ' 16-14 at half time. The count se sawed back and forth in the last pe iod. and with nine seconds to play, tl score-board reading 33 all, Ron Sht -man sank a long, almost hopeless sht from mid-floor as the game endet ' Morris, forward for the B team, we high with 13 points, and Hawkir and Rod Shuman placed for th Plainsmen with 10 and 9. Ptacel stood out defensively, especially ij nulling down opponent shots from th| bank board. March 3. Peru. The Bobcats were subdued in thei season ' s last contest when the fight ing Plainsmen journeyed there ti make up for the two-point loss ; month before. The teachers knottec the count twice before Wesleyar moved into a 22-23 lead at the half Fast passing and sure-fire shooting gave the visitors a ten-point lead late in the last period and clinched I 42-38 victory. Hedges led the point makers with o field buckets and 3 gratis flips. Moors, Peru forward followed close behind with 13 tallies. March 10. Midland. Then to top off one of the most : su:essful seasons in the history of N ' iraska Wesleyan, the Plainsmen led in Midland territory for their nifh consecutive victory on the 1936 she, and the right to share top he ors in the XCAC. The invaders imped to a 9-2 lead early in the b;tle, but the Warriors rallied to inke the first half a nip and tuck nut, the count favoring Wesleyan 2!2t) at the rest period. But Far- Ties men meant business in the final hif and unloosed a powerful passing tcpasket-sinking that swept the home ntet off their feet, and ended with Plainsmen looking down from the td side with a 57-41 count. Hedges a ace of the scorers, shooting true to f m, took credit for 19 of Wesleyan ' s s i t tters. :es 136 Basketball Schedule— q tl esleyan Vesleyan esleyan Vesleyan Vesleyan psleyan wsleyan Vesleyan Vesleyan iesleyan jesleyan 1 esleyan 1 esleyan 1 esleyan ' esleyan esleyan 46 21 28 41 41 33 39 31 46 46 28 38 40 35 42 57 618 Luther Globe Trotters Doane York Hastings Wayne Peru Nebr. B Midland Doane Hastings York Wayne Nebr. B Peru Midland 20 31 25 24 42 31 41 30 40 31 26 24 31 33 38 41 508 letic career. They leave behind them a record to be proud of, both having been picked as all conference material during their time. When they entered college they played forward, but due to a lack of guards, they were shifted to the back court and have played excellent de- fensive ball, as well as possessing good basket eyes. Their positions will be hard to fill next year and they will b? missed on the campus. The officials and scorekeepers who are continually calling a foul on " Rod " when it should have been " Ron " , or marking down a " two- pointer " for " Ron " when it was made by " Rod " will undoubtedly be the only ones to feel relieved when they are absent next year. Dawson (Moe) Hawkins, a for- ward whose one handed shots have " iced " several games this sea- son, is certainly deserving to be men- tioned among the best men in the conference. His clever ball handling and superior floor work was notable. He has another year of basketball competition. Dell Hedges, who teamed w i I h " Dawdy " at forward position, could always be depended upon to play a bang-up game. He was a point-getter and was one of the high scorers in the conference. Dell has two more years to play and Wesleyan basket- ball fans, as well as opposing players, will be watching him. First Row: Burroughs, Powell, Keith Second Row: Coach John Roberts, Edstrom, Johnson, Thompson The Shuman twins, Co-Captains of me of Nebraska Wesleyan ' s most ' uccessful basketball teams, have vound up a very outstanding ath- Bud Larson, center, has climaxed his career with a great season. His under-basket work and tip-in shots kept the crowds in an uproar most 69 of the game. It will take a good man to fill Bud ' s shoes. Bill Ptacek, center, is a dependable man who liked to play basketball. His two years of competition at Wes- leyan will always be remembered both by team mates and the student body. He is known as " smiling Joe " both off and on the floor. Art Barrett, an excellent defensive guard, could be shifted to any other position on the floor and still play a good game. He has two more years and will probably see much action at center position. Neil Davis, forward, is another Jackson High product who earned his place on the squad through constant hard work. He is a good ball handler and will see lots of action during his next three years. Edison Hubbard, guard, has the best basket eye on the squad and usu- ally proves it when he is sent into the game. " Hub " has played his last year. Leonard Witzenburg, center, has played some fine basketball this sea- son. Witzy is a hard worker and could give almost any center in the conference a long evening. This is his last year. Although Vic Bailey, forward, was handicapped in the opening part of the season with a broken shoulder, he still proved himself a reliable man to have on the floor. As captain of the squad last year, he held highest honors in individual scoring, and still makes the points when needed. Vic graduates this year and leaves a hole hard to fill. And so ended a cage season with a record any team might well be proud of. Seveii lettermen are graduating this year: Rod and Ron Shuman, Ptacek, Larson, Witzenburg, Bailey, and Hubbard, but even with these men leaving and with big holes to fill, things look pretty bright for a good season next year. Hawkins and Hed- ges, the two regular forwards will be back, as will Barrett and Davis, who are good ball handlers and have shown some good work as guards. So, just keep your eye on the Nebraska Wes- leyan 1937 basketball squad and place your bets for another successful sea- son. ANNUAL ANALYTICS BY GENELLE JENKi First Row: Vera Hanson, Olga Mary Hitchcock, Genelle Jenkins, Walter Van Skiver, Lois Horn, Ruth Bryant. Second Row: Evelyn Youngquist, Betty Barker, Virginia Cotton, Margaret Jensen, Victor Bailey, Ruth Zimmerman, Lois Conm Third Row: Carol Duncan, Maxine Scott, Beth Amos, Ruth Amos, Delmar Nuetzman, Russell Linen, Willard Wilson. Fourth Row: Chester Marshall, Robert Bader, Homer Mouden, Donald Davis. Fifth Row: Helenlee Schwenker, Edna Souders, Doris Craven, Helen Heiszenbuttel, Lillian Gibb, Arthur French. Way back in the days when vine- covered Old Main was the only ex- ist iim evidence of Wesleyan Univer- sity and resembled nothing else so much as a barrack planted solidly in the center of a tree-less parade- ground, a certain red-haired, mus- tached professor (if Latin and Greek lamented the fact that Nebraska Wes- leyan I niversity was without an an- nual publication. So loud were Professor Alabaster ' s complaints, that in the year 1900 an enterprising freshman group astound- ed the upper classes by producing the initial annual of tin i hool, which they called The Sunflower. In presenting their publication, the Fn hmen obstreperouslj explained their motives as follows : ir« present this work to you Because tin University needs it. Because tin- juniors would nut mill tin sophomores i ould nut . In let others know that II , leyan, especially tin- freshman class, is not " peeterfied. " To give the seniors some solid reading for a change and see ii they ran endure it. That we may " heap eoa s of tire " on the heads of the sophomores. That, perhaps, a volume may fall into the hands of some Oxford stu- dent who will he influenced by ' he high quality of the work ' to throw oil the traditions of the past, cross the mighty deep, and come to this center of tin ' universe: Nebraska Wesleyan University, University Place, Ne- braska, United States of A merit a. To start the hall rolling. Though the freshmen had started the hall rolling, the upperclassmen evidently felt the necessity for sup- pressing the somewhat insurrectional freshman altitude, for the second edi- tion of the annual was edited by the juniors and continued to be published by them until 1908, when it was issued 70 under the auspices of the seniors. Tl following year the basis of staff sele tion became entirely comp -ti ' iv e. po; tions being opened to all Wesleya students. Since that time the editi and business manager have bee elected from the student body b popular vote. Though starting from rather moo est beginnings, the annual made rapi progress. Each year saw an improve ment in style and photography. Ihm ever, it was not until 1014 that th annual attained proportions equal t ' those of the present publication. The year-book has appeared unde three different names. In 1907, whei the student body voted to replace th sunflower with the coyote as a symbol for the athletic teams, the annual sub sequently was christened The Coyote a name which it bore until 1 034 Since that year it has been issuer under the title. The Plainsman. Throughout the years capable edi (Continued on Page 113) IV ELIZABETH NICHOLLS COLUMNED CALICO — , . FpT Row: Hansen, Scott, J mk ' ' ns. Trowbridge. Hays, Sigler. Second Row: Bittinger, Craven. Lohr, Hitchcock, Bliss. Editor, Soun- di ' s, Neitzel. Third Row: Childress, Rosene, Jensen, Schwenker, Smith, Business Manager. Fourth Row: French, Bond, Thompkins, A:istant Editor Ahrends. Fifth Row: Bliss, Tilsley, Davis, Jones. Clumn : ( i. ico : in printing, an upright section separated by a blank. something marked with conspicuous patches oj color. — Noah Webster. Behold a description of our univer- sy newspaper from 1890 to 1936 — from cloth-top button shoes to r dnight blue tuxedoes, if you please, course, there are the upright sec- ns separated by a blank. The fact t it they are marked with patches of c or is recognized only after one has sted off the bound copies of the Lesley an and glanced through their H resting pages, nown first as the Wesleyan diet in 1890, then as the icritean, the paper became the Ne- laskan Wesleyan in 1891. The 1893 rws is colored literally. Released ipnthly in magazine form, it was l.otected by stiff paper covers, some- times blue, sometimes buff, and once a vivid purple. Besides the protection given by the colored covers, the news was also shielded by five pages of advertising both before and after. And such advertising! " Howard ' s Face Bleach for Men " appears frequently. A reminder that times have drastical- ly changed is the ad boosting Tar ' s Livery Barn and the one for Nebraska Wesleyan University: " No saloon in town. Three miles from Lincoln by electric car. Out of the city excite- ments, temptations, and high prices. " The publications of those days, how- ever, are very similar to the present ones in content. The activities of the Y.M.C.A., the social functions of the societies on the campus, the battles in athletics, and a few scholarly disser- tations on current affairs were the objects of interest in the Nineties as in the Thirties. The year 1901 marked the appear- ance of the Wesleyan as a semi- monthly. The editions during this year are especially unusual, because 71 they came in the form of a ten-page, Iong-and-narrow pamphlet. The 1904 copies witnessed the growth of the sheet to the size of the smallest edi- tions of our time. Since 1910 the size has been nearly uniform. Sad to say, it was in this same year that the paper came to be half advertisement and half news. In the issue for September 17, there is an advertisement of " Classy Shoes " that really is — well, a commercial classic. One enterpris- ing merchant comes forth with the startling statement that college me n ought to wear good clothes. It was during these years that the editions took on a certain pleasing variety. Frequently a whole sheet was turned over to a club, a class, or the celebration of a holiday. For those who believe that life in the good old days must have been terribly dull, we prescribe the Freshman and April Fool numbers in 1915 and 1916. " What a merry sense of humor those Ancients had! " (Continued on Page 111) Inanimously elected as the world ' s largest group of procrastonators — Ye Olde Anualle Staffee. Why is it that we know of assignments and then rtait till the deadline to get them Jn? On this subject your guess is as Z. .; X good as mine. If you need mental recreation, try k these on your imagination and think of: Rradberry without Gardner: Bill Benker not acting as a gentleman: Hodgkins brothers without a snappy- comeback (or a guitar): Paulson without his choir (there are other loves than music) : Helen (why do they call you " Speed " ?) McAfee with- out that smile: athletics without the twins: Weary without a flashlight; Fran Bliss without dimples (or Menke). Here ' s the classic of the year : " Dil- low came to school to get an A. B. " Thoughts while hitch-hiking : When I get a car I ' ll pick up hitch- hikers. " Thoughts while driving: ■ ' The next guv will pick that fellow up. ' ' Thoughts of Critchfield (while driving) : " I should have had a better rear-vision mirror. " Sir Malcomb Cambell Critchfield said that the judge was nice about it. though. Whit tier may have written • ' Snow- bound " but ask Diamond Jim Doc Conlee what it ' s all about. Talk about luck. Bailey and Critch- field slept thru two classes (forgot to get up) and the classes didn ' t meet. I ' d like to see Frank Miller in a Mahatma Ghandhi outfit. I was looking over last year ' s an- nual. Wish all the fellows would come back who write, " I ' ll be seein " you next fall. " As we review the happenings of last year I can ' t help thinking of the good times we had. Somehow there is more to college than grades. T ' m here to get ready to receive my education after I get out in the world. Pardon the bit of phil- osophy, if you will, but I sort of hate to leave. I wish I could have taken a course with Dean Alabaster before I left. Xot merely for the sake of changing the topic of conversation, but here is what will be found opposite the names on the •early ( ?) morning " call list at the I KT House. " Just wake me " : ' •Anything to get me out " . The Mighty Mo (Dawson Hawkins to EAST you) says, " Bite my ear (left) " , and Stewart warns, " Don ' t be discouraged, be insistent, " and the Punster Lane writes. " I ' m on the Shady side of the bed. " Guess who says. " Tell me the Alpha Gam house is on fire " ? And then there are the cautious warnings of " slow and easy " , " firmly yet gently " , and " do not use water " . The photographer that happened to catch the silhouette of Smith and Ayres at the Gam house should have been on the ground floor of the Li- brary building as the sun was setting one evening. It ' s surprising how many duties the registrar ' s assistant has. How about it. Stoltz? We contend that there ought to be ' Laws ' against guys like Fred Young and Sam Keefer. It ' s an old maxim that declares. " Clothes make the man. ' " Consult Velma Hetzel con- cerning the effect of a Tux. (Bud Larson ' s opinion would also be in- teresting). Somebody told me that " Banker " Jackman thinks that he is not getting enough interest out of his investment at the Gam house. Here is a letter that was received by Jack Critchfield from a friend in Chicago. Illinois: " I showed your picture to a lot of the women here and they immediately got that far- away- look in their eyes. Three of them started hitch-hiking to Ne- braska, four of them are getting di- vorces, two broke their engagements, and the rest go around in a complete daze. So. Jack, you had better be on your guard, for soon a gang women and their ex-sweethearts, fiancees, and husbands (the won wth divine love in their eyes and men with murder in their ' s) will co down upon you. They picked you prefer ence to Hawkins and Sey] The women that remained here h: started a fund. THE CRITCHFIE1 SI HOLARSHIP. You will hear fr the committee soon. Your fame growing like wild-fire, and every m ute more women are joining, types and all nationalities ar? ral ing to the cause, including a coui of elongated Czechoslavakians and half baked Dane. Society debutan are giving up their social standin nuns are leaving the convents: Je esses are giving up their religion, a SIDE lasl of all — that 76-year old cadav has come back to life with one glimp of the Romeo Critchfield. The Bi lingtor, is putting on new trains f the run to Lincoln. It has been p: dieted that within a year there w be at least ten men to every worn, left in Chicago. Yours truly I hereby dedicate the followin One COMPLETE set of chromiu plated studs to the Delts for convin ing their pledges of the Club ' s hij social standing: one basket of lig bulbs to the Crescents for the act vity of their pledges; a corresponden course in music to the Phi Taus f their Christmas Carolling (and th time don ' t cut classes by sendii back empty envelopes). WAXTED : Something to use ( ! the Gullible Prof, besides. " I ce tainly am interested in this course (for those who want an ' A ' .) Double seats for Bud and Scotty f provide better facilities for holdir hands in class. An epitaph for a retiring Dean, wl is worthy of all honor. (Continued on Page 111) BY WILLARD WILSON T 72 BY EDSON HUBBARD Vith heartfelt thanks to Professor Clen for so unselfishly, though un- it wingly, donating his class period irfLabor Probl ems towards the crea- tii of this column, here it goes. Staking of problems, did you notice Eje Sams at the Phi Tau-Crescent btketball game attempting to be n i-partisan while sitting between [Norton and Kaimer, with Don Otto fUing so unconsciously among Taus? Ynile we ' re on the subject. I ' d sug- S t the Alpha Delts would have a tagh time finding a better publicity cairman for their club than Evie iimgquist. . . . For full particulars fd completer information concerning te Dick Foreman, call M 2013; the • ' boys assure courtesy and all avail- ; le statistics. ... It ' s rumored that le big reason why Sevier returned to ool the second semester was to see ■ it that Diers had a little competi- •jn at the Beta Phi House and also e Alpha Gam House and also the Ipha Delt House. That ' s O. K., Bus; makes the wars more interesting, .hen to keep the matter in the family, [y kid sister asked me to advertise lat she has one toothbrush, better dan new, and a tube of toothpaste lat you can have at your own price. W E S T ee any Gam for details. ... At the lrgent request of the Crescent pled- ges, this column goes on record as isking Bitty to refrain from calling • ! he Crescent House between the hours :00 a. m. and 7:00 a. m. As the ,irst objection, they say it ' s darned :old to be running around at that time of night. As to the second, Pal- ner is so terribly surley when they wake him up. This column further goes on record as being adverse to ' allowing ministerial students to bring their theological problems to psy- chology classes. Professor Gregg ' s intelligent views are going to cause him trouble some day. But now we ' re getting serious. . . . Doc Mayo says he ' s a firm believer in boy and girl relationships — it really helps the coke business. IF WE COULD HAVE: One other ideal individual in this world, so that Lil Gibb ' s life won ' t be thrown away. The proffer of a date to H. Hieszen- buttel for being human and not ashamed to act like one. A six foot desk and swivel chair to S. Good so that pompous air won ' t be wasted. I hear one Mildred Yoght was considerably chagrined upon visiting the man of her choice to find a dozen and a half roses donated by another admirer, namely Ginny Armbruster. . . . Congratulations to the person re- sponsible for bringing a minister to chapel who realizes that the student body isn ' t a dumping ground to prac- tice on. . . . Here ' s our public recogni- tion to what we consider the smooth- est team on the campus, — Ptacek and Taylor. . . . This Phyllis Benson missed out on some mighty powerful wooing, by indicating her choice so early in her career. I for one would like to take her to my fraternity par- ty. I know one thing and that is if Miss Miller were a senior in this year ' s class I ' d do my best to help Doc Mayo ' s coke business. To you doubt- ing Thomases, I ' m not taking an hour of speech work under her either. ... I hear the Gams passed a motion in formal meeting last Monday night to compel their Mother Stover ' s daughter to share a few of her dates. SIDE Congrats, Edie May; I ' ll take a date the next time you aren ' t busy. I understand my friend Gig Diers is first choice though. This " greetings, greetings, a-a-a-and salutations " stuff really gets that lad places. . . . The Staley-Muchmore affair is doing as well as could be expected. They ' re grand kids, who reallv make the near perfect, if not the perfect, couple. . . . Some day when I can muster up enough nerve, I ' m going to ask Doc. Callen and Doc. Gregg to loan me a couple of their ties. Prof. Bar- ringer already offered me some of his. . . . It ' s too mad Davies wasn ' t born twins ; Ron always looks so lone- some when Rod walks out of the gym with his damsel. I wonder if John Porter could find his fraternity pin if he wanted to — I could tell him where to start looking for it. ... I like the Theta Us Phoebie Weaver. She looks as if she could cook awfully good apple sauce cake. If you can, Miss Weaver, I ' m eligible for mar- riage at an hour ' s notice. The AV girls tell me that Art Bar- rett has the best davenport technique yet displayed in this man ' s school. . . . Before the Crescents flung their Bow- ery party Miss Halbert had to know full details. Much agitation went on to form an orchestra in order to help Hubbard make noise for the affair ; this was seriously resented by this columnist. . . . I ' m glad that Billy Pierce doesn ' t realize how good look- ing he is. He could make it mighty tough on the rest of us mortals if he wanted to. . . . Finally I got my tui- tion note all paid ; so I can start tell- ing people what ' s wrong with the school again. Well, as M. Ayres would say, " gotta go now. " I ' ll give you my impressions of what ' s ahead of us in 1936, same as Judge Paine. But mine will be in a special field — the wooing market and matrimonial prognostications at Nebraska Wes- leyan University. Very Probable Engagements : John Porter — Dorothy Anderson Bill Ptacek — Dorothy Taylor Don Dixon — Eleanor Engleman (next year) (Continued on Page 110) jty 73 T I T F () R T A T B Y T A T B O Y M A N kespeare once asked. " What ' s in a name? ' ' and gave the answer. " A ny other name would ■ i ' if Bill were alive today and were to ask the same ques- tion. Glenna might tell him there is Muchmore than he suspected, or maybe Muchless. On the other hand, if he should ask Dorothy the ques- tion, she would tell him that Lifebouy couldn ' t compare with Laux in sweet- ness. Vet these two statement- set our none-too-hot brains thinking. Let ' s peek into the rank and file of Wesleyan students, and see if we can warm up. Si ime of this stuff is going to be boring, but you will just have to do as Lois does, — Takeitt or Leavitt. Bonna thinks this might be better if it were a Poem instead of a Story. Wright or Wrong, it is still going to be a Bearcat. Xow that spring is here, Wildon should be Gayer instead of Sterner. During that cold weather Yvonne seemed more like a Sadlord than a Gay lord. The spring weather prob- ably will not affect Wilmer much; he will still avoid Work and continue to Shirk. Sub-zero weather forced Leonard to use Wood instead of Cole to start the tire in the early morn- ing. Under Everett ' s tutorage, things are turning from Brown to Green. Dell will soon be cutting Lawns in- stead of leaning on Hedges. Tom Snowman is gradually melting away, being replaced by Hayman. The snow is .Milton along the Fence as well as by the (kites. All of this may be Bad as well as Good, underStati ' ? For example. Mar- garet has changed from a Gardner to a Partner. I thought at first it might have been Lovebirds that got her, but it turned out to be only Robbins. If Dean had a Lover with the Lane, everything would be okey dokey. Ruth really should be a Maid instead of a Butler. With a Flat- boat as well as a Scow. Ellen could travel the Ruby-surfaced water- of Sea and Lake alike. Tf Chel were a Sheriff instead of an insignificant Marshall, he might be able to ap- prehend that Crunk who i- posing as a Kopp. Vaughn may like Ham. but I prefer a spring Chicken. LUtomobile industry would be astounded to know that Bruce Van 74 is a Pickup, and that Carol Foi is really a Rolls Royce. I don ' t kn whether they are obtainable on I G. M. A. C. plan or not. D; should be a Butcher instead of Baker : he is such a cut-up. would get a much bigger " kick ' ' if ' were Buttergin instead of Olewi Some people say that Roger Wn before he Drew. What a funny world this would if Catlett were a Doglett ; if Axfo were a Hammerford ; if Dyer we a Printer: if Floy were To inste of From: if Dorothy were Old wlv she should be Young: if Roberta we a Ceiling instead of a Wall. I can ' t figure out how Al can a Moon and at the same time be Son. That is one for the astro-omer Maybe he is one of those boys with dazzling life in the daytime and lea ing a bright life at night. If Cla were a Bootman instead of a Shuma he could make some easy mon:y. Tl Stuart Theatre is looking for som one to boot out intruders. Bess Waltz is not keeping up with tl times. We now have Highland Flini ings and Virginia Reels. If Davi] were Minnie instead of Mickey, al the mice would turn out for a picnic If Bernic? Crane were a Storl she could be pitied. Imagine tryin to appease the Dionne demand: One is tempted to call Fred, Goose until you see him in his favorite ping pong stance. Then you must admii that he merits Swan with his gracj and poise. Tf Leach gets too solidlj attached to you. be prepared to Fle3 Wonder if Saint Patrick was. ! an chance, an ancestor of Kirkpatrick It seems a miracle that Hei-z n buttel has not been introduced as th name of some new-brew concoction Her brother. Budwt i- r. seems to b gaining popularity. Ruth can tell u: Howe but not Why. Sa} girls. H-ck man might be a good Darnman | catch this year : he could fix his ol ocks. Oh well, he is only annthet Gee-man. I ' ll bet Eunice is less worried about leap year than anyone on th ram- pus. She knows we are all headed for Craves sooner or lafr: all sh- h?s to do is to Wait. French must be a Hindu; he is the onlv man on the campus who has succeeded in or- ganizing a harem. He must b- Hindu. (Continued on Page 100) ] i?C I ISE— Dr - Rose B - clark is a nationally known s e °s ra P her ' is 10 ° p2rcent respected by 10 ° percenl en ' s debate team, and is Alpha Gam president-elect. . . 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Dr. Gregg gave a brief resume of the academic flavor of the Dean ' s per- sonality; Dr. Callen welcomed the new Dean; Dean McProud brought greetings from the Teachers College Dean-Emeritus F. A. Alabaster to both Dean Emeritus Alabaster and Dean Novitiate Talley; John Porter, representing the student body, ex- pressed a keen appreciation for the work of Dean Alabaster and assured Dean Talley of the whole-hearted support of his students. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Oliver Bimson gave the official address of the morning in which he stressed the im- portance of the scientific approach to all our modern problems. This characterization of Dean Vla- baster was written by the Chancellor in hi. ' ,,u column: ' The kind husband, the fine father, the loyal churchman, the human teacher, the college educator, the sensible citizen, the enjoyable vacationist, the man of faith and the lover oi Wesleyan are themselves worthy of extended treat- ment. Hut then. Dean ' Allie ' i. not leaving Wesleyan. He continues in full lime service as a professor, as head of the division of languages, as a member of important committees, as the one in charge of chapel pro- grams, as the editor of school publi- cations, and a- Dean Emeritus. " The special chapel on February 14 was a surprise to Dean " Allie " as well as to many others. He did not have on the customary black suit for special occasions, but he proved him- self to be the master of any situation with his quick humor. After several of the speakers had eulogized his w r ork both as a man and as Dean of the Liberal Arts College. Dean Alabaster was called upon to make an impromptu response. " I be- lieve that this is the first time a man ever heard his own obituary. " he said. The Chancellor was right when he called Dean " Allie " the quickest man in repartee on any campus. Dean Emeritus Alabaster has never gotten in the limelight as much as he deserves. He has been the buffer between persons and forces, the peace- maker and blender of factions. The Dean must stand between the student body, the faculty, the administration, and the alumni, and Dean Alabaster has performed this function with dexterity and finesse. Chancellor Cutshall contributes an- other astute characterization of " The Dean. " " Any apparent wavering has been only the movement of one on a vessel moved here and there by pri- mary winds. In a firm and settled situation with policies sure and fixed, he does not waver. " Dean " Allies " pet hobby has been collecting epitaphs. He even has a lecture which deals with ' this thana- toptic subject in its amusing aspects. Among his favorites we find these: " Here lies my wife, Samantha Proctor, She ketched a cold, she wouldn ' t doctor, She could n, n ay, she had to go, Praise God from whom all blessings flow! " ' Here lie the remains of Solomn Pease, Resting quietly under the trees, Pease is not here, only the pod. Pease shelled out and went to God. " Over the body of a photographer has found " Taken From Life, " and another stone, " This is on me. " The Dean ' s favorite activity is ii ing, and, needless to say, he tells rious and sundry tales of his o quests of aquatic life. Should your sorority or fratern library chance to contain a copy " The Coyote " for 1911 and 1912, ' _ would find, if you scanned it, that that time he was adorned with a mi elegant mustache. (We couldn ' t fi out when it was officially discards " Who ' s Who " classifies him tht " Alabaster, Francis Asbury, educ. or. " He was born in Rochester, X York on June 10, 1866. Xorthweste University graduated him with A.B. degree in 1890, and he earned 1 A.M. at Nebraska in 1898. Litt. 1 1918, Dickinson College. Dean Alabaster came to Xebras Wesleyan in 1893 and became De, of the Liberal Arts College in 191 Two years after coming here he mi ried one of his students, Blanc Robinson of Omaha. Since then thr Alabaster children have graduate from Xebraska Wesleyan with crec to themselves, their university, at their splendid parentage. As editor of the annual catalogi and other University bulletins, Dee Alabaster plays a leading role in tl dissemination of publicity for Xebra ka Wesleyan University. About tl season of spring fever and spring vi cation one may catch a glimpse of hi;, holding consultations with the printi and attempting unsuccessfully t dodge the editor of the annual as sl ; herds the second issue to press. He is a member of the America Philological Association. Archaeolog Institute of America, American Asso- ciation of University Professors, N( braska State Teachers Associatiot Lions Club International. Phi Kapp Psi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Ph and Pi Gamma Mu. Throughout the forty-three years c, his connection with Xebraska We. Ieyan, he has been liked by student and alumni. He never forgets a fot mer student, and he keeps in contac with innumerable alumni constanth Perhaps the most characteristic thin. 76 II- alut Dean " Allie " is his intense in- test in every student that comes uiier the observation of his kindly Throughout the years of his teching he has kept an index file of al alumni of the College of Liberal £s. Dean Emeritus Alabaster ' s manj nds will be Dean C. Horton Tdey ' s loyal supporters as well. )ur new Dean will be " thirty years ying " the fourteenth of May. He hi had a wide range of training: an AJL from Simpson College. A.M. from Nrthwestern University, and Ph.D. w h high credentials from Iowa, one othe best graduate schools in United sites. The Dean " received his degree in Fbruary, 1936— the only Ph. D. in braska; so he is really " tops " here. s an undergraduate on the Simp- si College Campus he helped to set ts pace for other collegians. In 192 7 r won the Iowa State Oratorical Championship by an unanimous de- cion. (Footnote: there was only ce judge! ) His winning oration was titled " I . 5 No. 9653. " It was an eulogy on hgene V. Debbs. The problem which i considered is as real now as then. -You and I are living in a day of pmendous change as we seek the ; iustment between materialism and iealism. We dare not dream what it- future will be: but this we know, lat unless the world, unless you and can learn the practical value of an eal, the future may find us looking ick with covetous eyes upon the portunity which is now ours. " Xot only is he an orator, he ' s a ortsman. He was for three years [member of the varsity tennis team kd was runner-up in the conference bubles tourney. When C. Horton Talley graduated ith his A. M. from Northwestern in 931, Lew Sarett, poet, lecturer, and rofessor, wrote a letter of recom- lendation to Miss Enid Miller. He lid, " Talley is by common agree- lent one of the very best M. A. s, if ot the best, of this year ' s crop. Men- ally he is superior, and he works ke a demon. " i Sarett also said that Talley had taken charge of some of his classes during his absence. He added, " If he can conduct a class of critical North- western students, he is capable of Dean C. H. Talley teaching in almost any school in the country. " " That, " said Miss Miller, head of the Nebraska Wesleyan Speech De- partment, " is the letter that got Talley the job here! " Dean Talley came to Nebraska Wesleyan in January of 1932. He left in June of 1934 on a leave of absence to work on his Ph. D. Dur- ing those two-and-one-half years he coached debate, was a professor in the speech department, and sponsored or- ganizations and activities on the Wes- leyan campus. During the year and a half that he and Mrs. Talley were in Iowa City, they maintained the Wesley Founda- tion House on the Iowa State Cam- pus. Last summer they drove through the Eastern States, and from that trip comes one of the Dean ' s pet stories. With due credit to him— it seems that they stopped at a very rural filling station in New Hampshire shortly after Will Rogers and Wiley Post were killed. The proprietor noticed the Ne- braska license on the car. " Say, " he asked, " you come from out where Post and Rogers was killed, dontcha? " " Well, not exactly. " answered the Dean, " I believe that was Point Bar- row, Alaska. " " Oh, well, " the man replied, i knew it was around there someplace ! " Believe it or not ! Even the Has- tings College chapel audience liked this tale! However, Dean Talley ad- mits that his major fault is story- telling, and he tells good ones, for the most part. ( ! ) Besides a Ph. D., the Talleys came back to Lincoln with an M. R. T. — in the form of an adopted son, Mel- vin Robert Talley. All of which — for he ' s quite a boy — keeps Mrs. Tal- ley quite busy. She already has the reputation of being " one of the best " hostesses on the campus. Dean Talley is a busy man on our campus. His colleague, Miss Miller, says, " He ' s young in appearance, and young in spirit. He is straightforward and ' hard as nails, ' unwavering. He works hard and plays hard. Above all. he knows how to live! " His secretary is not surprised when students pop into his office with " How about a game of ping-pong, Dean? " And Talley leaves his " Dean-ly " duties for five or ten min- utes to beat practically any competi- tor in one of his favorite games. Dean Talley is always well-groomed and, in the language of the campus, he is " easy on one ' s eyes. " He has a precise and penetrating manner of getting to the bottom of things. In Chancellor Cutshall ' s opinion " Dean Talley leans over backwards in getting the student point of view. " His degree is in speech, a neutral field, which renders him free from all academic prejudices. His minor is in psychology, which equips him for cur- riculum work and intricate problems in personnel. His appointment is in harmony with the strong tendency today to put young men in positions of admin- istrative work in colleges. He is the same age as was President Robert Maynard Hutchins when he assumed the ' leadership of the University of Chicago. B Y HELEN HEISZENBUTTEL 77 THE SIX FOOT POUR Eh Hi 1 1 Rabe And now, dear would-be students of iska Wesleyan, you are on page 78 of the annual. In the middle of this page you can see a picture of the Wesleyan four-mulemen, who hee-haw together in the form of a quartette. It is composed of I lean RcvA, Clay ( " enter, first tenor: Walter Fosbury, ( " larks, baritone; Ross Druliner, Henkelman. bass; and Fred Swan. Os- mond, second tenor. These men meas- ure six feet one, two, three, and four inches respectively — something of a record as far as height is concerned, and their singing measures up to these high standards. They are popular whenever and wherever they sing. It seems that the purpose of this organi- zation was to sing on the thirteenth annual tour of the A Cappella chorus. In case you haven ' t read it before, the tour will cover some fiftj towns, and in practically every concert this quar- tette will " render select inn-. Besides having to know the twenty songs of the chorus, they must learn some seven songs and their individual solos. The men of this quartette are per- fei t specimens of manhood. Xuw take for instance Reed (don ' t take him too far) — the guy with the voice that makes the mai dens sigh, I.a-t season while in Litchfield he com- mitted one of the worst crimes a Wes- leyan student could. He robbed the cradle and dated a young lady in the eighth grade. Don ' t tell a certain blonde, for it is wise to live in ignor- ance on such matters. By the way speaking of cradle-, it seems that Fos bury once dated a young lady older than he. The lady that informed the author of it. responded with these weird- when the older gal was accused i radle robbing, " Well. I wouldn ' t mind robbing hi- cradle myself. " An- other thin-, look at Swan (where the heck did he gel a name that describes him so well?) he is running around. leisurely bragging aboul Mi ( look and -mile young lady he knows in thai yonder ( it} of din. Tsk, Tsk. But the thing thai worries me is that Druliner ha- a past. ' and when yours truly tried to dig it out of some of his friends they looked shocked, and said they would never, never, never tell. Can ' t you jusl see Brother Swan swishing one of his brown shirts about in a tub of those soap suds — or per- haps he washes both of them at the same time (and then remains in bed for the drying interlude). Anyway, the story goes that the boys in Wes- levan ' s Mens (dee Club have but two brown shirts and canary yellow ties — one to wear on the journey to I tenver and the other on the return trip. A wise-cracking member of the or- ganization admitted that at the ap- f) pitch the other three lads moved 1 a trifle. Well, finally, as the sh goes, little Alfred fell down in Baptistry and rumpled his pr tv curls. The whole crowd laughe- especially little Audrey. And year ' s version is just as bad. It - that, according to the latest (colle just as this page goes to press) is the one of the four took down ' small pox and they were forcet return midway in the trip. Hut anyway, we must get a nl or less serious discussion of the i| Swan, Fosbury. Druliner. und Reed, the warbling six-joot four. pearance of the " Male A Capella Chorus " on April 1. the night after the lads return home weary and fever- ish from the toils of representing the yellow and brown of Wesleyan. that the four warbler- probably would render their usual breath-taking melo- dies. " However, " the speaker con- tinued, " if the l " i_ - should sharp, or flat, or in any other way cause an inharmonious sound they would explain by reciting. ' April Fool I just heard a jui. bit. (which is very inelegant English) concerning the meandering- of the -aid quartette la-t year. It seems that the esteemed Boberg slipped behind the piano in the inlet m tween numbers For the purpose of finding the pitch and every time he came back bearing the tette. Swan is very active in the i- sic of the school playing in the b; I and orchestra, and singing in B chorus and the glee club. Fosbun- also in the band, glee club, and choi . Reed, besides being in the glee c and chorus, sang one of the main lei ■ in the operetta this year, as did Dl liner. Reed is also a member of Delta Omega Phi fraternity, audi the College Council. (Incidental the Delt phone number is M 2227 a 1 this is leap year, girls. Pardon t Rae). Druliner is also in the gj club; he is the only member of II quartette who sang in this fourso ' last year. And now. my children, this is i[ bottom of page 78 and in the woi- of the little bear who sat on a ca? of ice, " My tale is told. " 78 THE MENS A CAPELLA CHOIR By Tolford Durham he introduction of the Men ' s A- raella Choir last year marked the f nning of a new era in glee-club ii ing at the Nebraska Wesleyan Mi-shy and the club this year has d on very successfully under Mi able leadership of " Pop " Bennett. liictor of the organization. During h second week of the term Mr. : 3 nett carefully selected the mem- jet from the large number of men vl» tried out for the club, and prac- was begun soon afterward upon 1 the club took its first week-end trip, singing in Warren M. E. Church in Lincoln, and in churches at Seward and David City. The following Sun- day a concert was given at Grace M. E. Church in Lincoln. With these concerts out of the way. everything headed in to the big trip, which was less than a week away. On the morning of Friday. March 13, the bus pulhd out of Lincoln. beginning the long trek of twelve hundred miles or more. During the Fikst Row: Keefer, Alpress. Smith. Prof. Bennett. Director, B. Hodgkins, Bond. Second Row: D. Otto, Beebe. C. Otto. D. Davis, Nichol, Paulson. 1h rd Row: Tompkins, N. Hodgkins, Sanders, Giles, Rohrbaugh. Durham, Bell. Fourth Row: Worland, Reed, Johnson, Lewis, E. Swan, Fosbury, Druliner, Heckman. a well-balanced program, consisting sacred numbers. Xegro spirituals. : I secular selections, about eighteen nmbers altogether. During the first s ' nester Alfred Boberg was student rector of the club : he accepted a rsition with a light opera company i January, however, and Leonard 1 ulson was chosen to act as his stcessor on occasions when Mr. Ben- rjtt could not be with the club. Practice continued until February 1. when the A-Capella Choir made i| first appearance at the First Pres- l ' terian Church in Lincoln. This cncert, like most other first concerts. ipicated just how much work was 1 1 to be done, and the members of te club went to work with a will to Jcomplish the task. Xo one living the vicinity of White Building has i y doubt about this fact. On March trip, which lasted seventeen days, the club gave fifty-six concerts, with an average of over three a day. These concerts were presented in churches and high schools in Nebraska and northeastern Colorado. The itinerary of the first half of the trip, ending at Denver included the following stops: Milford. Dorchester, Friend, Crete, Western. Dewitt, Beatrice. Fairbury, Chester, Superior, Red Cloud. River- ton. Franklin. Naponee, Republican City. Alma. Oxford, Arapahoe, Cam- bridge. McCook, Trenton. Stratton, Max. Benkelman. Haigler. Yuma. Colorado, and Brush, Colorado. On Saturday morning. March 21, the bus arrived in Denver, and the men took the remainder of the day off to rest and to see the sights in the great metropolis of Colorado. We believe that there will be many an 79 untold tale concerning the adven- tures of these singing troubadors. In the evening the club gave a broad- cast over Station KOA in Denver, and on the following Sunday morning gave a concert in Grace Community- Church in Denver. That afternoon the second half of the trip, which touched most of the larger high schools in northeastern Colorado, was begun. The itinerary included the following : Loveland. Fort Collins. Greeley. Kersey. Fort Morgan, Ster- ling High School, and M. E. Church, Fleming, Haxton. Holyoke. Sedg- wick. Ovid, Julesburg, Colorado. Big Springs. Nebraska, Paxton, Hershey, North Platte. Gothenburg, Eustis. Lexington, Gibbon, Aurora, and York. Immediately after the York concert came the final lap of the journey into Lincoln. The Nebraska Wesleyan Home con- cert will be presented soot after the club returns from the trip. This will be the thirtieth annual tour of the Weslevan Male Chorus and marks another successful season in the his- tory of this organization. This year Dr. A. V. Hunter, who is in charge of field work a the Ne- braska Wesleyan University and busi- ness manager of the A-Capella Choir, traveled with the club, introducing it to its audiences. Yocal soloists who appeared on the programs were Pro- fessor Oscar Bennett, baritone: Dean Reed, tenor: and Leonard Paulson, baritone. Also included on the pro- grams were instrumental solos by LeRoy Giles, trombonist and director of the Wesleyan band. For the first time Mrs. Bennett went on the trip as accompanist. Many people believe that the wan- derings of our Glee Club serves a vital purpose in advertising the Uni- versity throughout the territory they traverse. Dean Reed said that three girls in one town promised to come to Wesleyan next year. If the other men have been as enterprising, we believe that the administration should acknowledge its obligation to every ladies ' man of them. So here ' s three cheers to our A-Capella Choir! SCRAPBOOK SOLILOQUY (Continued from Page 61) the bell, l)iii we ' ll gel them n?xi game. The so 50 close, -12-41. Isn ' t that disgusting, Diary, that the whistle had to blew just then? January 17. Alpha Delts and Willards had par- ties. From all reports they were both plenty o. k. Now what would you think. I ' m asking you, jusl what would you think if you heard Van Ells say " I prefer my Nick-Nacks in the corner? " January 18. Green Stockings was a scream! January 20. Diary, it seems a- if someon; should have reminded me to study one day or one night or sometime! Exams are coming and I don ' t know a thing. If only I had a couple of sessions now that 1 " sessioned " away — If I hid them now. I assure you that I ' d —I ' d— I ' d session them away again! You know, in mathematics class today, when I was amongst all those mathematically inclined people. I gol to wondering if the angle formed by an acrobatic dancer doing a back bend would be an " obtuse " angle? Some people I know might call it the " right ' ' angle but others might call it " A-cute " angle. January 19. Theta U ' s Founder ' s Day. Exams draw nigh — 1 quiver — I shake — I spend two hours convincing the editor I have more to do than she has and then we decide we ' ll never gel all of it done anyway, and go to a show. This fallacy paper! Oh me, if you want a lot of work. a lot of fun and a g 1 ex( use to May up every night, take debate. J wiary 22-23-24. Exams. Let ' s skip these days, Diary. You wouldn ' t feel like writ- ing if you were me either. January 24. This is " Evening " , January 24. All University Party Firs! Nighter. nd - ' Willy ' o. k. and was everyone o. k! Now if the fellow- would go to wearing semi-formal suits to mati h the girl ' s semi-formal dresses, 1 would really approve. And to top the party, what could In- better! The old bell chiming " We won we won ' " — from Wayne, 33-31. SsL t v 2P-r - s rTERIU ED ft ' 1 GOOD-NHE KIT! ) f MOLD THAT VVMY NOT A CNEE ING CHORUf PITY THE POOR F£L±A WHO GETS IN THE WAY - 0F THOCf: LIBRARY , i S " Winter Ways " January 27. Even cold weather has its advan- tages. Take today, for instance: it was too cold for chapel. January 28. One time during class today, wl the professor was talking about sot thing or other, and I was think about something else or other, thought, wouldn ' t it be fun to kn how many different thoughts are I ing one lecture room during one 1 ture? January 31. Peru won from us by only t points. Gee. that ' s tough. The Gams had a fire this mo ing — on the roof — the Taus saw smoking last night and it was s smoking this morning, so they ti some of the girls. House manai Minich rushes to phone: " Oh, l department, we think we have a fir " Well, aren ' t you sure? " " Xo, w that is. not exactly. You see, ther smoke coming off our roof. " " W it ' s probably just steam. I do believe we ' d better send up t truck. " " But what if it is a fir What shall we do — jump up a down? " February 1. Beta Phi tea in honor of M Paine. Mrs. Paine has been in si vice for fifteen years as house motr of the Beta Phi sorority. February 3. Poetry is in the air. This isn ' t r brain child — just try to find i mamma, if you can. " Sonderegger vainly tried to plea Bj carving hearts on all the tree Although she would not have y think. Miss Hayes is really tickled pink Diary, I really know something t ' day — about Cole, Leonard Cole. Hi going to have seven daughters. I told me so. And his seventh daug ter will be the seventh daughter j the seventh son of the seventh daug, ter of the seventh son. He real prefers boys, but that would sfX the story. Tt would be sorta spoil) too if the seventh daughter was son, wouldn ' t it now? Our household is really getting be a matter of serious consideratior There ' s " Benny " — now she ' s in love- or acts that way. and " Jo " — la night poor Lois woke up in the midd of the night to find " Jo " kissing h and kissing her. Lois smacked h (Continued on Page 109) SO HOME P ROM ABROAD By Delmae Xeutzman in li ' hey say that it is broadening to trael. If such is the case the breadth of )r. E. R. Lewis and his family [ftf a delightful half-year in the Brish Isles and on the Continent has bei considerably expanded. The he,i of our Philosophy Department we granted leave of absence from Wileyan for the first semester, and he ook his family to England where th? had a delightful time sight-see- and mingling with the people ig there. fter short stops in Germany and Fince following a week of sea travel orthe Manhattan, they spent some tie seeing the fjords and other in- tejfsting sights in Norway. Then picuring a car in London where thy spent about a week, Dr. Lewis ail his wife and daughters toured the R tish Isles for three months, includ- ir three weeks spent in Scotland and a ?w davs on the north coast of Ire- lad. " hey spent a week at a fisherman ' s cotage in Cornwall near Sennen Cove wjile on the tour, tramping and ex- piring, and greatly enjoying the q;et isolation of the spot. In York- sljre they walked through the mar- v|ous gardens of Fountain ' s Abbey wich is said to be one of the best r ns in England. At Cambridge, were the noted university is located, : tere are wonderful gardens also. Cnoeing on the Cam river is a popu- 1. sport at Cambridge, and while r» ving along the stream a splendid v w can be had of the Cambridge " acks " , the gardens along the side c ; the river. Newforest, contrary to i 1 name, is an old forest full of flint oaks and birches. Some very lautiful drives are located in and ;ound the woods. IAt Wells, the Lewises stopped at e vicar ' s close, a row of houses ar the Wells Cathedral where the |oir lives. Wells Cathedral has an iteresting clock, and tourists gather .ch hour to see four miniature horse- ipn come out and r ' de around to mark ie passage of another hour. Some ■cent explorations at Bath, another stop on their tour, had uncovered distinct traces of th? ancient Roman occupancy of England. Many of the old Roman baths are still in evidence there. In southern Wales they ex- plored the Wye valley and one of the finest ruins in the country. Tinturn Abbey. Much of Chapstow castle, which they visited, was still standing. They were allowed to explore the castle at will once the resident care- takers had admitted them. The week spent in Devonshire north of Cornwall with the deep narrow lanes and their high stone walls and hedges, the narrow roads, the beautiful dialect of the people; and the time spent among the wild, rugged uplands of Dartmoor covered with gorgeous heather, are vivd memories of the tour. England has its Lincoln, too. Dr. Lewis describes it as a very " fascinat- ing " city. The houses are all old ; Dr. E. R. Lewis there is a marvelous cathedral and an interesting castle ; and the orginal city walls are still standing, although the city has grown out beyond them. It rained most of the time the Lewises were in Edinburgh. It is an old, murky city, yet at the same time one of the most beautiful cities in the islands. The famous Princess Street and castle were among the in- teresting sights thev saw there. On 81 one trip from Edinburgh they traveled along the Firth of Forth to Lithgow where, by a beautiful lake, there is a castle in which Mary, Queen of Scots, was born. The castle is re- markably well kept-up; even th? fire- places and chimneys are intact. From Edinburgh a trip was taken along the Caledonian canal, which cuts through the middle of Scotland and connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Xorth Sea. Being caught in the rain on this trip the family took refuge in a lockkeeeper ' s stone cot- tage, where they spent a delightful afternoon chatting with the lock- keeper and his wife, and lunching on tea, scones, and cake. Dr. Lewis describes Scotland as a pretty country with high mountains, beautiful flow- ers, and brilliant green foliage. The most enjoyable part of the trip was the opportunity to get into the homes of the natives, to see how they live, what they wear, and how they look at life. The English are very hospitable and are intensely inter- ested in America and Americans. But th trip of the Lewises was not all traveling and sightseeing. Half of the time they were away they were settled in the town of Oxford, where Dr. Lewis studied in the university. Oxford university is a great deal dif- ferent from our American colleges. The buildings are old and handsome and are dark gray in color. The university is made up of twenty-one different colleges each with its own rules and curriculum. Each separate college has a separate group of build- ings set out in quadrangles. There are narrow passages between the walls connecting the colleges. The univer- sity is entirely shut off from the city of Oxford, and porters guard the gates at all times. There are flowers and trees and shrubs everywhere. New College has part of the original city wall s urrounding it. The buildings are cold and forbidding. They have little heat in most of the buildings except for the open grates in each room. The students are required to (Continued on Page 110) PAN HELLENIC COUNCII BY ARLOUINE SPOONER To the Greeks on this campus. Pan Hellenic Council is a group spell- ing a get-together: to the newcomers, however, it is just ' another one of thos organizations with their awful nan. One of the first contacts made by in w girls win n the) come to our i am- pus and it- sororities is through the Tan I! Council and its advisory board. Perhaps you have wondered who it is tl - to the dates for rushing, makes those various entang- ling rules, and attempts to keep the crities working in harmony. This activity originates from the Pan Hel- lenic Council. I committee is composed of the junior and senior members of each sorority. Each group elects an initi- ated member annually to serve her junior and senior years on the council. In addition to the delegates chosen from the college chapter, an alumna delegate is added. The constitution also provides for an advisory board made up of faculty women, the chair- man of which must be approved by the Chancellor. The Dean of Women acts as the guardian angel for the whole Council. The executive offices of chairman, secretary, and treasurer rotate from year to year among the national so- rorities in the order of their installa- tion on the campus. Senior members only may hold office, and their term extends from April to the next May. This Council is compulsory where- ever national social groups are lo- cated, and these Councilar units are, in turn, all associated under the na- tional organization of National Pan Hellenic Couni ils. Among the various duties of the 1 ouncil is the planning of the Inter- Sorority dinner. This is purely a so- cial occasion, held every other month with each group taking its turn acting as hostess. A short program is usual- ly arran-i d Vnother duty is the setting of the dates for rushing season. To meet the special wishes of live sororities for the giv n number of dates pic-, i niie problem. The Council also sets the maximum costs of rushing to lie expended by a group, and they order and issue the invitations during formal pledging period. In addition. thej set dates of initiation and check tiie scholastic record of each initiate. The ( " ouncil encourages high schol- arship by presenting a plaque or cup to the sorority having the highest scholastic standing for the year. This award must be earned three consecu- tive years in order that it may be- a permanent possession. This cup is presented at the April Pan Hel- lenic dinner. This meeting also marks the retiring of the senior members, the initiation of the new junior girls, and the installation of new offiV I ast December the National Pan Hellenic Committee held their bien- nial meeting. This was of special in- terest to Wesleyan social groups be- cause the offices were all held by representatives of groups located on this campus. Beta Phi Alpha held the chair, Alpha Delta Theta the sec- retariat, and Theta Upsilon the treasury. This national organization (Continued on Page 112) Originally the Inter - fraternity Council was composed of one member from each fraternity and sorority, and one member of the faculty. Their purpose was to discuss and regulate all inter-fraternity matters. The present group carries the same name but differs in personnel and or- ganization. There are two represen- tatives from each fraternity on the campus. The associate member of the faculty is the Dean of Men. The aim of the council is to regu- late matters of interfraternity interest. These interests are: membership eli- gibility, social functions of the groups, rushing, pledging, and scholastic Standings of the fraternities. The council support, a full set il officers. The president is Dean Lane. who officiates at the meeting- more or less regularly on the ast vestigations or expensive court r« cedures have been needed, makes the council ' s expense M small, an item of interest to alb uroups since the expense of the ca cil is borne pro-rata by all the % ternities. The administration as well ashrl fraternities use the council, n. nouncements from the Dean of 1 concerning fraternity interest- welfare are received during the n ings by the council members. I member of the council is then res r, sible for relaying these announcem to his respective group. In fraternal society life the cot is a regulator which states how p dates are to be set and also the n mum expense of the party is set f by this group. One rule of the a i- cil should be of interest. As is 3- turally suspected, it is an aid to k boys since it states that no cors • are to be given for formals. The 1 is who made that rule evidently had te dictionary definition of corsage r. mind for the dictionary states th; : a corsage is the waist or bodice t a woman ' s dress: it doesn ' t even ni- tion flowers. Controling the inter-fraternity n i- ing is the main function of the ccj cil. After rush season, the council I its busiest season checking on offt ers and deciding penalties. Anot r periodical duty which involves e council regularly twice a year is tl scholastic eligibility of the fraterr ' ) ' members. Delinquency in a fraten man ' s grade is reported to the cowl by the Dean of Men. Also what is ' p be done with such delinquent m • bers is controlled by council laws. The principle upon which memt - ship is based is: each fraternity ele early in the spring a Junior mem r (Continued on Page 113) INTER-FRATERNITY COUNCIl BY HUBERT STEW A i ' 82 It 1 vay back in 1888, when Univer- Place was nothing but a hayfield a bunch of straggling haystacks. In first of the grand old literary -o- iees was founded at Nebraska Wes- ? n. It seems that on a dark and h:y day in early October, a select •■■,. r p of the intelligensia of the school li bed the rickety ladders to the h:i floor of Old Main, which was In in the process of construction. " hre, with skinned knees and shifted hi les, they proceeded to light up a ,o )le of foul-smelling old kerosene aierns, clear out the sawdust and upish, and get down to organiza- „f i . Several hours later they em- ,. t d, perspiring but happy, charter , nibers of the society of Orophelia, vlch means, in the original Swedish, vers of Oratory. " ome of the better traditions of phelia have come down to us by of the pioneer literature of Wes- ein. It seems that these pioneer i! nsmen used to hold forth every -•itiirday night in their own personal ui i I ) I ' 1 1 private little rendezvous, which pened to be on floor three of Old ■A|in, in the approximate location of present history department. These lerings were, of course, devoted to utin ' . and it is said that at times oratory became so potent that le of the more timid souls sought ge behind the dictionaries. " We . nj thermometers, " says one ancient ikorian, " but after one round they iv.hered like cabbage plants in a Iiught. and with one long gasp oased into history. The stove pipe iv) often twisted out of shape, and tl perspiration rolled in bucketfulls fim the massive pillars supporting ].t| hall. " The meetings usually n nded off with a high-powered garg- lig of the Oro theme song, to the t ' |ie of " John Brown ' s Body " , which ■ S ' | inspired the males of the organi- zjion that they often indulged in sbrt serenading expeditions before % retired. These little expeditions ■ wuld have met with instant success hi it not been that the musicians wire often mistaken for sick (or at lfjst convalescent) cats, and were the r ipients of articles ranging all the vjy from canned tomatoes to non- s " ing corset stays. Along with their other possessions, t) Oros had a football team that cild crush anything this side of the (een Mountains. On Thanksgiving BUSTLE BUZZ E S Da} of 1895, these little toughies, suited up in everything from gunny sacks to the kitchen stove lids, and looking very chic and noli? about it, set forth to meet the Arapahoe giants. For several weeks these Oro big-shots had been fed on nothing but raw mush and smoked onions, and as they approached the battlefield they had a look in their eyes that boded no good to the papooses. Well, I ' m no sports reporter, and anyway I missed the last quarter of the game. but they say that for two hours th?se primitive heroes cultivated the virgin prairie with their good looking noses, at the end of which time they returned to L ; ncoln with eleven scalps, a feather and three teepres. leaving the Arapa- hoes to weep bitter, oblong tears all over the gridiron. These Oro lads are the Phi Taus now, and the gals are the Alpha Delts. Well, it seems that right on the heels of Orophelia came another great organization, the Society of Theo- phania. This historic group (from which our present Alpha Gams have descended) was at first composed largely of theological students, and its great mission in life was, accord- ing to the Oros, to get the preachers married off before spring. The society met weekly, and it is said that if the silvery tide of Theophanian oratory should ever be let loose on the wooly African and the slant eyed Mongolian, the woods would be full of natives hastening to the slaughter. Be this as it may, the Theos " got around " , and many were the bums and the Easter egg feeds that they threw in Society Loft of a Saturday night. It was generally suspected by the other Back in the dear dead days beyond recall literary societies held pie eat- ing contests. BY BONN A STORY societies that, because of the needs of the heathen, the fare at these social swirls was usually limited to pop- corn and peanut candy. No definite statistics were available, however, ar.d to this day the state of the Theo lar- der remains a deep, dark secret. In the following year, 1889, the third of the great literary societies, Everett was founded by twelve mas- ter minds who have been known through the ages as the " Deity Dozen " . These twelve, unmindful of the portent of their action, got to- gether in Old Main. and. after swear- ing their vows, inscribed their titles on the charter of what turned out to be the biggest thing prior to spinach. These boys were greatly aided in the fixing of their rites and ceremonies by a genuine cowboy from the un- adultered west. This live stock tamer, who, it is said, could bark better than most dogs, was the insti- gator of that monument of Everett intelligence, the Bear Dance, t h e words and music of which he bor- rowed directly from the hog call of the ancient Sioux. The Everetts used to practice this little masterpiece pri- vately, under cover of a haystack, but as time went on they got better and better, and now we hear the weird music of " Wannehe Wanneho " when- ever one of their kind (a Crescent) gets engaged. The old Everett hangout was in the northeast corner of Society Loft, as the third floor of Old Main had come to be called. Here the boys got to- gether of an evening, and doggedly imagined themselves pursuing the art of literature. Occasionally they were entertained by their own Paddy- rewsky Quartette, a musical organi- zation of the first magnitude, famed for its serenades for pie. These four warblers .seldom, if ever, sang in tune, tn fact, a member was once expelled for accidently completing a chord. Their favorite number, which they used to howl religiously during the Willard business session, was. " There ' s a Man that Got Killed Eating Pie— Oooh My ! " All of which, it is said, gave rise to some of the nastiest griping in human biography. Shortly after the appearance of Everett came its sister organization. Willard, for ladies only. These gals upheld eloquently the principles of temperance and women ' s rights, but (Continued on Page 101) 83 First Row: Nadine Talbot, Velma Hetzel, Emily Kaimmer, Gennelle Jenkins. Frances Embree. Frances Bliss. Ruby Lake. Second Row: Margaret Jensen, Lois Mather, Olga Mary Hitchcock, Eva Sams, Mrs. Pullman, House Mother. Mary Louise Sackett, Esther Shipton, Evelyn Youngquist. ALPHA DELTA THETA By Frances Bliss Excerpts from a letter after spend- ing a week-end at the Alpha Delt house: • ' Honestly, what could be more fun than a week-end at the Alpha Delt house? As soon as 1 got there, the housemother. Mrs. Pullman, was so gracious and lovely that I just wanted to stay always. And the girls — but they must wait for a minute. The first thing that caught my eye was a Panhellenic scholarship plaque hanging on the wall. Looking about me, I found the coziest rooms with such a gay and friendly atmosphere. Thinking of well-kept houses. I never saw a cleaner one. They tell me that Emily Kaimmer. one of the pledges, is responsible for much of its state of order. " After I met all the girls at the house, I found that the town girls — Margaret. Crenelle, or Olga Mary — wen always dropping in for a chat, an assignment, or a telephone call. Personally, I like the girls ' rooms so much. I. ois and Velm ' s has big. rounded southeast window- with full white curtains. I could guess who lived in the little blue room by the pictures. One room has a bed in it. but for the most part, the girls can take it ; they sleep out on the sleep- ing porch. Emily ' s room glistened with cleanliness. Even the waste- paper basket was actually arranged in order. (Horrors! that reminds me of the state of my room. ) " I wasn ' t at the house long before I discovered that these girls really do things. But they ' re just keeping up a reputation set for them by their predecessors, the Oros. For many years, it seems that the Oro girls were known for their friendliness and ability, and it was this local tradition which was handed to the girls when they became national. Such well- known women as Mrs. Alice Slama Ames, former instructor in speech at Wesleyan, Mrs. Helen Vifquain, Mrs. Clara Paul, and hosts of others who are now active alumnae, set a tradi- tion of achieving campus honors and personal charm. Since 1927. when the Oros became member- of national Alpha Delta Theta. the members have done well in upholding this fine tra- dition. " I just couldn ' t believe them when they told me that for the last fr years tlu- campus May Queens he been wearers of the ADT pin, t when I met Annamae Baggee. - Monahan. and Betty Fuchser. I diet wonder. Maybe it ' s because of tit associations, but I heard that th girls are responsible for much of e pep for athletics. I ' m not surprh . however, because the Yellers-of-t- Brown president has been an Al]i Delt for the last three years. " Most of the girls seem actively ■ terested in sports. Lois Mather ; president of the W.A.A., and all ij a couple of non-athletes are membi Publications take up the extra ti ' of at least half the Alpha-Delts. the last four years they have had ! editorship of the annual and of Wesleyan for a year each, beside: i couple of assistantships and colun ists and reporters. For two years i of the last four the Y.W.C.A. prt dency has been entrusted to girls w live at the Alpha Delt house. Seve of them are planning to go to I ' regional V. conference at Estes Pa ■ Colorado this summer. From wl I ' ve heard. I ' d like to go, too. ii 84 Madison headquarters furnishes May Queens to Wesleyan and a haven to wandering Phi Taus. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Frances Bliss Velma Hetzei. Olga Mary Hitchcock Geneli.e Jenkins Margaret Jensen Lois Mather Eva Sams Xadine Talbot PLEDGE MEMBERSHIP Frances Embree Emily Kaimmer Elnora Dillow Dorothy Morton Doris Humphrey Ruby Lake Mary Louise Sackett Esther Shipton Evelyn Youngquist OFFICERS hsident Velma Hetzel I :e-president ...Frances Bliss Sretary Olga Mary Hitchcock ' jeasurcr and House Manager Lois Mather Istorian Genelle Jenkins bsh Chairman Margaret Jensen matter what activity you bring uf dramatics, speech. Plainsman Players, or Theta Alpha Phi — some Alpha-Delt will be orating, painting scenery, managing advertising, looking up ' props, ' or carrying a lead in a play. In spite of the fact that they do all this, they must save some time for studying — remember the scholarship plaque! Incidentally, Betty Fuchser, last year ' s May Queen, was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, " Back of this busy life of these co-eds, there is an interesting history. It seems that the national sorority. Alpha Delta Theta, had its beginning at Transylvania College, a school of southern charm and culture, located at Lexington. Kentucky. From its beginning, in 1919. twenty-five chap- ters have been organized at leading universities. Although it is one of the youngest national sororities, Alpha Delta Theta was recognized by the Greek-letter world when it was ad- mitted to National Panhellenic Con- gress, the sorority then being only two years old. I heard some of the girls talking about their national offi- cers. A former grand president, Isabel Wolfe Hemenway, is important in national fraternity affairs. In 193.3 she visited Xu chapter here on the Wesleyan campus. Violet Young Gentry, a charter member, and one of the most charming women in fra- ternity circles, is grand secretary. " In December Xu chapter enter- tained a lovely guest, Mis. Julia Parker Wildman, national treasurer. Mrs. Wildman lives in Hamilton, Ohio, and the girls are still raving about her eastern accent. While she was here, a tea was given in her honor, as well as a formal Christmas party with Zeta chapter of the Uni- versity of Nebraska, held at the City Y.W.C.A. " Speaking of national affairs re- minds me to tell you about the pin. The active pin is in the shape of a triangle, with a small key across the top. It may be jeweled, like Olga Mary ' s, or plain, like Velma ' s. The pledge pin is the smartest-looking thing. Did you see the Fraternity Month for this past fall? If you did, you can ' t help recalling that in the center of myriads of pledge pins was a vertical, slender silver bar, with the Greek letters. Alpha Delta Theta, on it. No wonder the new pledges are proud of theirs ! " As for a place to spend a good week-end — there could be none better. Friday night we attend a basketball game. There Evy Youngquist (you should hear her sing ! ) is one of the cheer-leaders. Between halves the girls ' tumbling team. Dort Morton and Eve Sams, accompanied by Lois Mather, present an act. On Saturday the sorority president arises early and (Continued on Page 100) OTHER DATA I ' Unded at Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky, 1919. On the Wesleyan campus, as Oro, 1888; National, 1927. t»LORs: Turquoise blue, scarlet, .and silver. Kower: Sweet pea. Rculty Advisor: Mrs. Claude J. :Shirk. busEMOTHER: Mrs. Ezza Pullman. hapter House: 5242 Madison. 85 First Row: Ruth Butler, Eleanor Norval, Dorothy Campbe 11, Glenna Mutchmore, Edythe Mae Stover. Second Row: Lois Horn, Raedith Atwood, Harriet Smith, Marie Jensen, Wynnie Lockhart, Jurene Vanatta, Virginia Armbruster. Third Row: Vivian Cutshall, Margaret Hobson, Helen Minick, Dorothy Hollingsworth, Nellie Hubbard, Lucile Curtis, Mrs. Compton, House Mother, Emma Jane Vanatta, Hannah Johnston. Doris Nelson, Jessie Ruth Bessire, Mar- garet Ayres, Margaret Bittinger, Dorothy Young. ALPHA GAMMA DELTA By Doris i i son 6:15 Alarm clocks are shut off . . . didn ' t want to gel up anyway. 7 :00 The silence of the night is broken by Minick ' s contralto obligato lo frying bacon. 7:11 Edie Mae turns on the radio. 7 Ml 1 ;) Glenna rolls over and places head forcefully under one pil- low and two blankets. 7:15 Second floor arises in disgust because third floor persists in moving furniture over their heads. 7:35 Norval gleefully pours a half cup of catsup over her egg. 7:45 Bittinger i;t ' l- up and asks why she wasn ' t called at 7 :00. 7:55 Three girls are looking for one brown coal leneral migration to the i ampus. 8:07 Rae, .Minick. and Norval leave for harmony, onlj bei ause Rae told them to hurry once too often, 8:20 Mail man con 10:00 Mail is distributed at chapel. (If it ' s class chapels, Ayersie and Rae are presiding as presi- dents of the Sophomore and Junior classes. ) 12 :30 We have hamburgers for lunch ! 12:40 Psych students arrive home for lunch. 12:55 Pledges toss dishes from tables to kitchen. 1 :10 Stover completes lunch. 1 :20 Most of the beds are made now. 1 :2 7 Jennie pulls a pun and comes down tci second -head first. 1 :30 Music students leave to raise While ' s roof. 2:00 Curtis reminds third that study hours started at 1 :00. 2:30 All is quiet. 2 :35 Smith calls A ersie. 5:00 The Vanattas are in the pro- cess of learning about G sisters on 45 campuses. (1 chapter roll, to you.) 3 :30 Ayersie hangs up. 4 :30 Alpha Gam athletes ( Int mural champs ! ) are prepari to defend their trophy ha ware. 5 :00 Y. W. Cabinet meeting for t I three Gam members. 5:30 The piano starts in on " Dim for One, Please, James, ' ' a goes down the stack of rail: to " I Feel Like a Feather in tl Breeze. " Having so many rr sicians in one house has drawbacks. 6:00 Dinner. 6:30 Rae settles down by the vvi dow to watch the Delt hou: Due inquiries are made co cerning library intentions. 7:15 Nellie rounds up Freshmen ai thev leave for said library. So Alpha Gams furnish aristocratic sportsmanship and several soft divans. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Raedith Atwood Margaret Avers Jessie Ruth Bessire Margaret Bittinger Lucile Curtis Marie Jensen Winifred Lockhart Helen Minick Doris Nelson- Eleanor Xorvai Margaret Hobson Lois Horn- Hannah Johnston- Ruth Lewis PLEDGE MEMBERSHIP Nellie Hubbard Dorothy Young Virginia Armbruster JuRENE VANATTA Emma Jane Vanatta Harriette Smith Glenna Mutchmore Edvthe Mae St i r Dorothy Hoi i.ingsworth Dorothy Taylor Ruth Bentzinger Vivian Cutshall OFFICERS ° idait- Winifred Lockhart If President Lucile Curtis i etarv Doris Xelson " r.isurer Helen Minick Pldge Director Margaret Ayres H 4se Manager. Margaret Bittinger C ' responding Secretary - — Eleanor Xorvai. P«fe President Xeli.ie Hubbard Rs t and Social Chairman.... Raedith Atwood , ' olors: Red. Buff, and Green. • " lowers : Red and buff roses. •ounded : Syracuse University, My 30, 1903 7:45 " Study hours started at 7:00! " 7 :50 Two Girls are injured trying to find their way through the ves- tibule. 8:00 It ' s amazing how many meet- ings are called. Girls leave for Plainsman Players, Psi Chi. Theta Alpha Phi, Debate. Stu- dent Council. Pep Club, and what not. (Xot to mention important library meeting- I Then, usually, somebody has a finger in a " campus party ' " pie. 9:25 Momentary flurry caused by return from library. Ten min- utes later the situation is well in hand. 10:00 Six cherry, two plain, and one vanilla coke, three candy bars, a quart of ice cream, and two hamburgers arrive from Mayo ' s. 10:05 After having been duly distri- buted, Mayo ' s contribution is consumed in the first available room. 10:15 Dates are in and daters are out. 10:45 " Tom and Jerry " come out— the window. 11:00 They ' ve locked the pantry! Imagine ! 11 : 1 5 Four dripping heads arrive at Rae ' s room at the same time to ask for a wave. 11:20 Telephone rings for the 77th time and calls it a day. J. R. officiates. 12:30 Bitty finally rolls into bed about this time. Silence reigns supreme. Phone rings — i t changed its mind. While the Gams sleep: We couldn ' t possibly crowd everything into one short day. There are week-end nights, with everyone dressing for dates and the door bell ringing spasmodically with the hope that the music room is still empty. . . . There are long and serious conferences on fraternity prob- lems consummated with the joy of pulling together. . . . There are glori- ous Fall and Spring evenings on the balcony when the songs of Alpha Gamma Delta float out over the campus. During the winter months- there are after-hour firesides and " Eva " being chanted through the house. . . . There are proud moments when we see our sisters succeed — our fraternity honored. A day holds so many good things in the Gam house ! 87 First Row: Mary Edgecombe, Lucille Tranbarger, Mrs. Payne, House Mother, Lois Connor, Kathleen Tefft. Second Row: Lucille Maxwell, Rosalie Tietsort, Merna H oevet, Virginia Cotton, Bonna Story, Eleanor Judkins, Elcena Foland. Third Row: Pauline Mangels, Lucile Mathews, Virginia Fiddock, Jean Ireland, Arlouine Spooner, Jean Mitchell. BKTA PHI ALPHA By Lois Connor Dear Rushee: Remember ' way hack last fall when we basked in the sunlight and thought that there really was something, after all, to this business we call college life? Of course, we still do, but the cold has dampened our spirits a bit. Perhaps 1 should not blame it all on Old Man Winter, since books and exams have definitely taken their place in our lives. However, try if you will, to remember those two or three first happy weeks of school, when all you seemed to accomplish was accepting invitations to parties. teas, and dinner-. We enjoyed our first party with you so much. You were one of the very special guests on our Yacht. Beta Phi Alpha. Ii was so romantic thai nn.- couple had the captain marry them. Do l see some puzzled faces? rt ' s a secret. When we docked, we felt that the cruise had intensified our acquaintance to a friendship. I remember thai you were surprised when I told you thai Beta Phi Alpha " Ship ' ' had been launched under the name of Bid-a-Wee in 1909 at the University of California. The six ambitious sailorettes who built the Ship made it into a National corpora- tion in 1919 and in 1923 it was ad- mitted into the National Panhellenic Council. Our own particular Yacht on the Nebraska Wesleyan Campus is known as the Omicron, renamed from Alpha Epsilon when we joined the Capital Ship in 1927. Since then all instruction for Omicron ' s sailings have come from the large Beta Phi Alpha Cruiser. Omicron chapter has always been housed at 4042 Madison, and after weathering many storms has climbed to the top. Imagine our surprise when you walked into our Colonial Tearoom the very next day! Do you remember the fun we had trying to spin with our miniature spinning wheels? The versatility of our crew was demon- strated in the presentation of a play- let written by an alum and in the musical selections, As you gazed around the room, you spoke of several trophic-. Now that one on the book- case was awarded bv Nebraska Wes- leyan University Panhellenic Com for scholastic achievement three ye in succession, making it our perr nent possession. The one you s on the table was awarded to us Alpha Epsilon Alumnae for hi scholarship. Oh yes, the bronz plac with our motto, ' Scientia. Virt Amicitia ' engraved on it and award by Grand Council, remains in c possession as long as we maintain high scholastic standing. Incidei ally. National also gave us first pla for having the best programs duri our meetings. Our vice-president to lie complimented. Some of t features included book reviews, a; talks given by girls from other sort ities. Since we believe that all work ai no play makes Jill a dull girl, we ha a well-rounded social program, formal dinner is the first thing I order, followed closely by Homecor ' ing banquets, Christmas dinners, ai the annual alumnae dinner honorii the active chapter. In recognition i -Mrs. Payne ' s fourteenth year as ot ' housemother, we girls collaboratf 88 Beta Phis furnish Kroggie ' s interest and the honored guests for scholarship teas. ACTIVE .MEMBERSHIP Rosalie Tietsort Virginia Cotton Arlouine Spooner Lucile Mathews Elcena Foiami PLEDGE MEMBERSHIP Lois Connor Mary Edgecomb Virginia Fiddock Merna Hoevett Jean Ireland Eleanor Judkins Pauline Mangels Helen Maxwell Jean Mitchell Bonna Story Kathleen Tefft Lucile Tran barger OFFICERS Resident Rosalie Tietsort V,e President.. ..Arlouine Spooner S ' -.retarv Virginia Lee Cotton Ttasurer and House Manager Lucile Mathews hstorian Bonna Story E tor. . Lois Connor OTHER DATA olors: Green and Gold, lower : Yellow Tea Rose. - ' ounded May 8, 1909, University o ' Califoinia, Berkeley. with the alumnae in honoring her at a large tea, a never-to-be-forgotten affair. Spring is always an incentive for doing things : so a rapid succes- sion of events happen — pledge par- ties, initiation banquet, all-day pic- nic. Founder ' s Day banquet, break- fast in honor of the Seniors, Mother ' s luncheon, the Spring feed and party. There are also little impromtu af- fairs squeezed in here and there. Yes, indeed, those steps you climbed have resounded to many a footfall, and are good for many more. The room in front seemed to be the popu- lar rendezvous. Why? Did you see the piece of modernistic furniture? Upon closer inspection you saw that it was a heater. Doesn ' t that explain everything? Further down the hall was the room where the pledges hold their mysterious meetings. Here plots originate and thicken, which some- times prove irksome to the other parties concerned. The merits of an all-night stag are discussed pro and con, and we wonder, should we or shouldn ' t we? Xuff said. Many a spirit has been revived when a call of " short session " resounds down the hall, and everyone dons her most comfortable bib and tucker to go downstairs for an hour or two of nothing but fun. You wondered, no doubt, where one slept. However, it didn ' t bother you very long, for there was another flight of stairs leading to a quiet sanctuary where one is not disturbed by a room- mate who studies late, or by another who simply dotes on listening to radio programs far into the night. Before you left, you met a girl of whom we are extremely proud. She has one of the most charming person- alities on the campus, and has served as president of Theta Alpha Phi for two years. She was one of the sev- eral who attended our Convention last summer at College Camp, Wis- consin. If you ' re interested, you might ask her about the details. The attractive girl you met upstairs is ambitious to become a designer. Several of the others are aspiring to break into the business and teaching professions. When you said you were interested in music, we said that you must meet one girl who is striving for a musical career because you two should have many things in common. In keeping with an old tradition of ours, two of the girls are soon to embark upon marital careers. But stop! I have been rambling on at great length, and I had not meant to monopolize so much of your time. So heave ho, my hearties, until we can " shove off " on another cruise together. I ' ll be anxious to hear from you. Affectionately, The Beta Phi girls. 89 First Row: Charles Hen-old. John Porter. Eclson Hubbard, Willard Jackman. Charles Smith, Bud Kronen, Almon Moon, Donald Otto. Second Row: David Mickey, Donald Dixon, Billy Ray, John Brasch. Gordon Diers, Robert Cole, Martin Brasch. Everett Green, Everett Oman. Third Row; Gene Lathrop, Wayne Palmer, Oliver Schock. Floyd Ralston, Harold Merselis, Claude Otto, Glenn Wright, Robert Beebe. CRESCENT liv John Porti r At the corner of 50th and Hunt ington, on the southwest side of the campus is located a large English- Manor type of house. It is shrouded in a veil of secrecy contributed to by mysterious midnight goings and corn- drawn velvet curtains, and the reticence of its occupants. Perhaps it might not be amiss to say that in spite of all this seeming inactivity the line of men who have lived on this same (inner for the past twenty-seven i at have altered and indeed made history in the state of Nebraska through various missions known t the initiated as week-end ' rats ' ; certainly all will admit that this same " roup nf men has contributed materially to the sue ial and ;n ademic life on the W i ley an campus. This organization is the oldest fra- ternal group at Nebraska Wesleyan and boasts as its founding date the year 1887, jusl three years after Wes- leyan itself was founded, Cresi enl originated a- two literary societies: rheophania, founded in 1887, and Everett, founded in 1889. These two -■ " ieties in the i ourse of time be ame fraternities and in 1933 merged and adopted the name Crescent. Thus the organizations comprising the Cres- cent Fraternity have been active at Nebraska Wesleyan for the last forty- nine years. During this time well over one thou- sand men have been members of this fraternal order. Some have bliss- fully and sonorously snored on the sunny south-exposure sleeping porch- es, while a few of their conscientious brothers answered " present " for them to the class roll calls. ' Others have lingered long over their breakfast and have never known the feeling of being on time at an 8:00 o ' clock. Still others have preferred the knowl- edge to be gained from a round table discussion in one of the so-called study rooms to the elucidation of an afternoon biology or physics labora- tory. Yet the inexplicable fart re- mains that throughout the years the Crescent Fraternity has always in- OStensibly furnished campus leaders in all line- of activity. If any one thing could characterize its mem- bers, it would be that of all the main things they do. they do well. !■ spite this somewhat laconic attiti! on the part of these individuals, tl still manage somehow to remain t ' to the ideals of the founders of ttr organization, in that they do not lit themselves exclusively to one or 1 1 phases of activity. Rather tl achieve honors in all campus fu tions. So in athletics, music, for sics, dramatics, publications, cl; offices, student positions of honor, a social circles Crescent men ra among the best. Athletics have interested a si a share of the fraternity ' s membe and they have gone forth to do migi endeavors on gridiron, basketb court, and cinder track. Cresce has always been well represented all Wesleyan teams and on all-a ference teams by outstanding at letes. In the finer arts such as mus forensics, and dramatics a good share of Crescents hold their place members of the glee club and qui tette. as members of debate tean and as stars on the stage. Stude 90 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP John Brasch Gordon Diers Everett Green Dell Hedges Charles Herrold Edson Hubbard Willard Jackman L. C. Kronen Gene Lathrop Almon Moon Wayne Palmer John Porter Bill Ray Charles Smith Sam Somerhalder Glenn Wright Don Dixon Claude Otto PLEDGE MEMBERSHIP Martin Brasch Robert Cole David Mickey Don Otto Floyd Ralston Oliver Schock Robert Beebe Russell Linch Dick Foreman Paul Butler Carl Roberts Thomas Hayman OFFICERS lesident .Willard Jackman Almon Moon :e President Charles Smith Gordon Diers : cretary Charles Herrold Dell Hedges lmse Manager John Porter John Porter OTHER DATA House Mother : Mrs. S. W. Brown. Crescents furnish midnight oil for anything other than studying. publications have often looked to Crescent for their executives ; throughout the years they have had an impressive record in this field. Scholarship attainments represent the goal of many although no excess mid- night oil is burned in study; yet a large share of scholarships, fellow- ships, and honorary organizations are commanded by members of Crescent. Outstanding elective positons on the campus also have fallen to the lot of this group. Last year they held the Kings of Sport, Society, and Achieve- ment, who were elected for the 1935 Plainsman as representative students ; in 193b the two presidents of the senior class and the senior day orator were also members of the Crescent. As leadership has characterized many of those who wear the Crescent, so does it characterize the alumni in their chosen occupations. With par- donable pride we point to thes? promi- nent alumni and offer this list in com- parison with that of any other fra- ternity chapter in the state of Ne- braska ; in athletics, Guy Chamber- lain, All American football player, and Bish Hughes, director of Athletics at Columbia University; in science, Wayne At well, professor of Anatomy at the University of Buffalo, and A. F. Tyler, president Radiological Society of America ; in education, Fred Aden, international educator at the Univer- sity of Argentine ; in business, Walter Tesch, vice-president of Radio Cor- poration of America, and Delbert Hollingshead, vice-president of the Bank of America; in law, Emory Buckner, former United States Dis- trict Attorney for the City of Ne w York, and C. S. Winter, Attorney- General for the territory of Hawaii; in government, C. S. West, personnel director of the War Department of the United States. Leadership to Crescent also im- plies high standing in social circles; thus the number of social lions at 5007 Huntington has always been legionary as well as legendary. Every year the Crescent social calendar in- cludes open house to the sororities in addition to the fall party, the Christmas breakfast, the annual pledge party, the bowery brawl, the spring picnic, the spring party, and various stag affairs. An annual Christmas tradition is the Christmas party given to fifteen young boys from the Lincoln relief lists each year. Desertion of the house on almost every evening from eight to ten- thirty also denotes a further social activity on the part of individual members. (Continued on Page 100) Colors: Silver and Blue. 91 ®Wl f f t f t ,v « t f t rt CI " a :W - v % 1 4 ■«• _?■» i 1- J " • " " Fibst Row Stanley Neil, Hubert Stewart, Marion Weary, Harvey Tompkins, Mrs. Herman, House Mother, Donald Jones, Elliot Shilke, Paul Harvey, Kenneth Sewright. Second Row: Norman Good, Melvin Weary, John Markle, Norval Neil, Keith Sanders, Norman Schreiner, Samuel Keefer, Harold Ahrendts, William Nichol, Edward F iddock, Billy Pierce, Stanley Good. Third Row: Arthur Hosick, Max Carey, Fred Young, Richard Van Steenberg, Dean Reed, Estel Surber. Robert Bader, Gordon Axford, Allen Tilsley, Bruce Van, Willard Cat lett, Wayne Olson. DELTA OMEGA PHI l! Haroj i) Ahrendts Should you happen into the Delt House unexpectedly, you are apt to see almost anything. If you come in the evening, you might chance to run across Stan and his girl quietly dis- cussing politics under the chaperonage of the housemother. Or if you man- age to get there before the quarter-of- eight bell, you will probably hear a mad scrambling and last-minute warning of what they would do to the call hoy if he ever over-slept again. But no matter when you arrive, you could hardly fail to have observed one characteristic group —the " monopoly " sharks. Though the four rotate from basement to bedroom and the person- nel shifts from Axford. Swan, Bader, and Whitnell to any other Dell caughl idling, though they lose their tie clasps or their best friends, whenever the cry of " Monopoly " goes up, there ' s -tire to be a quartette respond. However, the order of I elta ( (mega Phi stands for much more than mere fun. As one walks through the front door of the Delt Mouse, one of the first things that will take his alien tion is the large silver cup that adorns the piano. As we investigate a little more closely, we find this cup to be the inter-fraternity scholarship cup. Then suddenly a Delt steps up and tells us that his Fraternity has won this cup for more consecutive semes- ters than any other fraternity on this campus. He continues by saying that the only man elected to the first semester Phi Kappa Phi Honorary society for scholarship is a Delt. This year Delta Omega Phi for- mally pledged a fine group of men. In the future the Delts should cer- tainly keep up their standards with such a group of pledges to carry on. As usual we find the active chapter and the pledges taking a part in many campus activities. Delta Omega Phi oni e again top- the list as having more men in the Glee Club than any other fraternity on the campus. They are also proud that they have more men assisting in the various Departments than any other fraternity. The Opera The Gondoliers pre- sented by Weslevan ' s thorns, found two men from Delta Omega Phi in i leading roles. The Girls Glee Clu was directed the first semester b Alfred Boberg. The Assistant Editc of the Wesley an is also a member c Delta Omega Phi. The V. M. C. A Cabinet is composed mostly of Delt; and you mustn ' t forget the Universit; Quartette has members of Delt; Omega Phi in its personnel. The; have a large group who are member of the Plainsman Players. In fact they are represented in most ever; organization on the campus. Each year one finds men fron Delta Omega Phi fraternity who an granted fellowships to other univer sit it ' s. Last year Edward Weavei won an assignment to Northwester! University and Raymond Wilhelmi was given a fellowship to the Univer- sity ' of New York. Wilhelmi was also, chosen as the " Ideal Plainsman " of Wesleyan University. S e v era) prominent instructors among our alumni are: Dr. Aikman, 17, of Iowa State University: Dr. Bernhardt, ' 24, of Iliff Theological 92 Belts put forth the harmonious element on the campus— look at the Glee Club ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Harold Ahrendts Gordon Axford Robert Bader Max Carey WlLLARD CAT LETT Edward Eiddock Xorman Good Stanley Good Paul Harvey Donald Jones Samuel Reefer Dean Reed Gordon Robhins David Sanders Elliott Schilke Norman Schrf.iner Hubert Stewart estel surber Harvey Tompkins Melvin Weary Marion Weary Fred Young PLEDGE MEMBERSHIP John Markle Arthur Hosick Stanley Neil Wll ! IAM NlCHOL Jay Wayne Olsson William Pierce Kenneth Sewright Charles Spencer Yryl Swan- Allan Tii.sley Bruce Van- Richard Van Steenberg Charles Whitneli OFFICERS resident. Marion Weary ' Ice-President Harvey Tompkins ' ecording Secretary. Gordon Robbins orrcs ponding Secretary — - Stanley Good lush Chairman Robert Bader pledge Manager Gordon Axford ' ergeant-at-AniisXoRMAx Schreiner historian Samuel Keefer Reporter Stanley Neil louse Manager Willis Herman House Mothrr. ' SlRs. Wn us Herman Colors : Purple and Gold. Founded as Dialectics in 1903. Changed to Delta Omega Phi in 1913. Seminary; Dr. Copeland, 21. of Massachusetts Institute of Technol- ogy ; Mr. Joe Owens, ' 29, credit man- ager of Miller and Paine ' s. and Mr. Vaughn, register of Deeds of Lan- caster County. The social activities of Delta Ome- ga Phi are not surpassed on the cam- pus. This year they climaxed the social calendar by their annual for- mal party held at the University Club. The Sunday night dinners that are held at the chapter house once a month are enjoyed by all who at- tend, and the programs are usually furnished by men in the house who have special aptitudes toward the guitar, the piano, or the vocal organs. The Spring Breakfast that is held an- nually by the Delts is one of great enjoyment, especially to the boys who have succeeded in hanging their pins. The water is usually fine, and it is remarkable how the so-called " Pin Hangers ' ' take to such a tra- dition. While the pledges are clearing away the last remains of the bacon and eggs and fertilizing the earth with coffee grounds, the lusty voices of Delt men shout loudly, ' When a lassie wants a frat pin, There ' s only one that takes her eye— It has three let- ters of the old Greek alphabet. They are Delta Omega Phi. " The Delt lads are a diversified and versatile group. For instance, Harvey Tompkins, the blonde geography as- sistant, carries aloft the motto — " There is no place like Milford, " and journeys to that fair city on numer- ous week ends. Then some belong in the category of nature lovers. In this class Dean Reed, the campus crooner, should be mentioned. (Dean loves blondes, you know.) Surber, when studying in his room is surrounded by countless pic- tures of beautiful women. Others hold admiration and respect for more inanimate possessions ; Bob Bader has a yen for stamps ; Harold Ahrendts delights in spending cool evenings in front of a glowing fire reading poetry. With all their high ideals, the men of the Delt Fraternity take time out for producing good fun when the occasion calls for it. Whether you are seriously considering a scholastic career or merely come to college to •while away your time ' , you will en- joy every hour you spend at the house on 2517 North 50th Street. 93 r IRbT X House Mc Willard Wilson. Thoburn Randall, V: Bailey. Ernest Seyler, Charles Conlee. Mrs. Cole Sanford Staley, Dawson Hawkins. Second Row: Virgil Hayes, Donald Davis, Clair Shuman, Shuman, Oliver DeGarmo, Arthur Barrett, Leonard Wit- zenbui-K, William Ptacek, Dale Larson, Rodney Stoltz, Darrell Randall, Shuman. Third Row: Wilmer Shirk, David Baker, John VanElls, Bob Stewart, Leonard Paulson, Dean Lane, Walter VanSkiver, Talford Durham, Wesley Seyler, Roland Enos, Jack Critchfield. Pete Jones. PHI KAPPA TAT By Rodney Stoltz Phi Kappa Tau in its chapters has 10,000 alumni throughout the United Mates. One of them from Pi chapter at LT.S.C. happened to drop into Upsi- lon ' s chapter house at 53rd and Hunt- ington in Lincoln; his first words were, " Nice house you ' ve got here, fellows. Of course you don ' t have any palm trees, or anything like that, but that garden in hack with the pool in the center will do just as well. " " Yes. " was the reply, " We think it ' s the best on this campus. " " Pi chapter has some other things: Jesse Mortenson, National A.A.U. Decathalon Champ is one of our boys. We have our share of the other ath- letes; football, basketball, track, and everything else. " " Yeah? Well, our chapter may not have any nationally renowned ath- letes, but we certainly have our share on this campus. We had fifteen out of the twenty-two lettermen in foot- ball last fall. This included Captain Dawdy Hawkins, who, by the way. is reelected for the captaincy next year. We ' ll have eight out of eleven letter- men in basketball, and this includes Rod and Ron Shuman, the twins, who are co-captains. " " Well, well, twins for basketball captains. That ' s not a bad idea. " " You know, we ' ve had the basket- ball and football captains here for the last, — well I don ' t know exactly, but ever since I can remember. As for intra-murals, we ' ve captured the trophy for the past nine years con- secutively ; that ' s ever since there ' s been one, I ' m told. " " That certainly sounds swell, " said the gentleman from California, " but how are you in other activities? " " I ' ll tell you the whole story in a nutshell. We have the president of Blue Key, — that ' s the national inter- fraternity organization on the campus. Vic Bailey is treasurer of that, too. He was basketball captain last year. Then the president of the Inter- Fra- ternity Council, and the president of the chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, na- tional forensic fraternity are Phi Kappa Taus. In dramatics we have several members of the Plainsmen Players and the treasurer, or business manager, is bus Seyler. Another one of our boys is Rodney Stoltz, presi- dent of the local chapter of The Alpha Phi, the national honorai dramatics fraternity. When it com to orators we have the edge. Boi the All-Wesleyan orator, who now State Old Line Champ and will soc be going to the Inter-State, and tP Wesleyan Peace Orator are our boyi Willard Wilson, our chapter presiden is All-Wesleyan Orator, and Dea Lane, our chapter treasurer is th Peace orator. They both compris two-thirds of the men ' s varsity debat team. Of the eight men representin Wesleyan in the State Debate tourne seven of them are Phi Taus. Xo bad, eh? This year Leonard Pauls! is both the baritone soloist and th student director of the Male A-Capel la Chorus ; and he ' s only a sopho more. Then, too, we have Bill Ptacek who is probably one of the best pun sters this school has ever had. Ht got off a good one the other day. The conversation was about mummies, anc one of the fellows asked Bill, " Will you be my mummy, you big stiffW Bill came back with, " Of corpse 1 will. " " His reputation is established with 94 Phi Taus have athletes for the conquest and debators to keep them in their places. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Victor Bailey Art Barrett James Bliss Jack Critchfield Roland Enos Dawson Hawkins Willard Jones Bud Larson Dean Lane Leonard Paulson- Bill Ptacek Wesley Seyler Leonard Witzenburg Sanford Staley Rodney Stoltz Wilmer Shirk Rod Shuman Ron Shuman Clair Shuman Walter Van Skiver James Wallace Willard Wilson PLEDGE MEMBERSHIP David Baker Bill Benker Charles Con lee Oliver DeGarmo Nevin Daniels Don Davis Talford Durham Virgil Hayes Marvin Feyerherm Darrell Randall Toby Randall Ernie Seyler Richard Ricker John Van Ells me; bring him around, I ' d like to meet him; I pride myself on being somewhat of a punster, " replied the Californian. •I would like to ask you how long you ' ve been on this campus. " " As a chapter of Phi Kappa Tau, we ' ve been here since 1923, but pre- vious to that we were known as Phi Beta Sigma ; and before that we were the bo ys of the Orophilean Literary Society. We are the oldest intact fraternity here. We ' ve had no merg- ers or anything like that. We ' ve weathered the depression in good shape; we own our house and are paying expenses very nicely. " " That ' s good. There are a lot of fraternities that can ' t say that. " " Say, I thought of something. A while ago we were talking about na- tionally known athletes, and I said that we didn ' t have any, but I believe we do. Bob Gibb made an amazing return from a kick-off. He ran 107 yards. I don ' t believe that ' s been beaten, or equaled in athletic history! " Sure, I read of that on the coast in the newspapers, and thought of it at the time. I ' d like to meet him. ' ' " He ' s coaching in Wayne High School right now. We also had Wi- berg, who made All-American Honor- able Mention one year from Wesleyan. That ' s good for a school of this size. Let ' s see, that was the year that Wes- leyan was undefeated, and I believe unscored on. " " Phi Kappa Tau certainly does go hot in athletics. We have produced some good men out at U.S.C. I see where the president of the Ames, Iowa chapter was Intercollegiate Heavy- weight Wrestling Champ. " After a pause comes, " We have a boy who ' s really into everything. He ' s president of Blue Key, Inter-fratern- ity Council, and Pi Kappa Delta. On the side he debates on the varsity team and was the Peace orator. He is our chapter treasurer, Dean Lane; I guess I mentioned him before. " " Rather busy, isn ' t he? " " Did you come through Boulder on your way east? I understand that the chapter house there is swell. " " Yes, I did stop for a short while, and swell is just the word. " " One of our Freshmen from Mil- waukee says that the Zeta house at Champaign is a beaut, and that Na- tional Office building of ours at Miami is nothing to sneeze at! We have a nice article in the last issue of the Fraternity magazine about it. " " How are your alumni ? Our chap- ter has at least two fellows studying abroad this year. " " So have we. Ned Lewis, son of our Dr. Lewis, head of our department of Philosophy, is in Scotland study- ing marine engineering. Last summer he spent his time working in a ship (Continued on Page 100) OFFICERS president Willard Wilson Recording Secretary.XiCTOR Bailey Corresponding Secretary ...Rodney Stoltz Treasurer Dean Lane bergeant-at-Arms.. Dawson Hawkins Chaplain Wesley Seyler House Manager. Walter Van Skiver Colors; Harvard red and old gold. Flower : Red carnation. Housemother : Mrs. Cole. 95 Third Row: D. Jordan, Mrs. Roberts, House Mother, Bryant. Vermeer, Barnard, Hadsell. Fourth Row: Kelly. Schriver. Second Row: Weaver, Bivans, F. Jordan, Hanson. (Barbara Morey) not in picture. Till FA UPSILON By Vera G. Hanson " Hello, Altai I see that you found .Madison Avenue and even the correct house number. I ' m so glad that you could arrange t spend the week-end with me. How is the gang at home? Ciime righl upstairs; I want you to meet the girls. " " What? Oil, this big framed char- ier nver the hall table? I ' ll tell you the story of it. Theta Upsilon was founded on January 1, 1914, at Berk- ley, California; there, today, is lo- cated the oldesl of our thirty-two chapters. On the Nebraska Wesleyan campus, a sorority known as Delta Phi a organized in 1916. This local group was installed as Phi chapter of Theta Upsilon on June . 1931. Then, the next year, another local group, (lamina Mu Upsilon, merged with our chapter. In this way a large band of girls joined together and pledged themselves ever to follow the rain- bow Hail in search of the pot of gold. " " No, that isn ' t my room; that bc- lo our two violinists: isn ' t it artistic? This is mine here with all ill ' queer-looking pets perched in ever) corner. I want you to see this picture, that is hung so carefully on the wall. It was taken last summer at Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, where our sixth triennial convention was held. Eight of us from Phi chap- ter attended, and we had a wonderful time. We were entertained in the grandest hotel, located high up on a beautiful, forest covered mountain slope. This lady with the sweet smile and the distinguished looking white robe is the new national president — Agnes Smith. She is one of our own girls, and are we ever proud of her! There ' s the dinner gong; shall we go down stairs? " At dinner, the girl friend hears something like this: ' AVhere is Pickie: j " . . . " Oh, don ' t you remember, the string trio is play- ing at that banquet down town. Wouldn ' t that be fun! She is always playing some place. ' ' . . . " How was the lab today, Margaret? " . . . " Did you sec the Hastings bus drive on the campus this afternoon? That should be a keen game. " . . . " Let ' s sing something. The Rainbow song? I ' d like to sing the Dorm song. Let ' s do them both, but please don ' t make the rain pour down too hard in tl dorm ! " After dinner, up on second the fc lowing remarks drift through the hal " Who has a browm tarn I can we;: to the game? " . . . " There ' s the tel phone. Pledge! " . . . " Say, Kell; what time did you get in last nigh or did you? " . . . " Has anyone seei my ticket? It doesn ' t seem to b, around here any place. " . . . " Here i Zola ; yes, your card came yesterday so we were expecting you. It ' s gram to see you again. " ... " I wonder i Lois is coming this week-end. Some one has been looking mighty lonesomi the past few days. " . . . " Babs, a tall handsome blonde is waiting at tht door. " . . . " Do you know that it i; five minutes until the game begins? Let ' s go, gang. " After the victory : " Did you ever see such a good game! " . . . " Oh. kids, why don ' t ' some of you come out to the kitchen? Mrs. Roberts thought we would like some pop corn. " . . . " Ahem, you people there in the music room, do you know what time it is? Remem- ber, lights go out at twelve! . . . " How 96 Theta U ' s add to the campus a truly democratic roup. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Margaret Bivans Ruth Bryant Vera G. Hanson Elizabeth Kelly Yida X. Vermeer Phoebe Weaver Pauline C. Brown PLEDGE MEMBERSHIP Roberta Barnard Nancy A. Hadsell Dale Jordan Frances Jordan Barbara Morey Clovis Schriver OFFICERS resident Yida Vermeer i i -President Ruth Bryant ' .cretary Margaret Bivans ■easurer ...Vera G. Hanson .umnac Officer Elizabeth Kelly ditor ...Phoebe Weaver Cmplain Margaret Bivans would you enjoy sleeping on top deck, Alta? We think that it is lots of fun. " Saturday arrives, and the morning progresses very peacefully. Someone complains about being kept awake by the six or more alarm clocks — to saj nothing of a certain little lady ' s flash- light. . . . The mailman comes, and Weaver has a letter from Bruce. . . . Frances is presented with the dust mop and told to improve her record on the demerit list. . . . An unknown voice suggests that some people do study occasionally. ... A delicious aroma of waffles and sausage floats up to second. . . . Suddenly a terrible commotion is heard in the front yard. Oh, Nance and the Coach are having a snow fight : well, here ' s to you, Nancy Ann! ... It appears that Schriver got Napoleon started, for here she is waiting for us. She prom- ised to take us down town to make those last minute arrangements for the party tonight. . . . Vida passes the gum. . . . Barbara M. is sent off to the tea. after much coaxing and a promise to bring her something from town. Napoleon moves reluctantly in the direction of main street. That evening Alta hears the follow- ing snatches of conversation: " Hi, you in the blue room on third, may I have that good looking bracelet for tonight? " . . . " Honey, will you fix these curls for me? They are so stubborn! " . . . " Oh, Dale, just when did you meet him? " . . . ' Sure ' miff ' " (direct from Texas). . . . " There ' s the bell: is it really that late? " After the party, there is much dis- cussion of this and that. At last everyone seeks the dorms on third and is soon asleep, excepting certain people who are troubled by strange dreams. (See E. Kelly and R. Bryant — also M. Bivans. if constant mumbl- ing about a " fly " means anything.) Sunday morning the sun streams in at the windows to the tune of : " Wake up, Alta: it is 9:30. . . . " Does any- one know haw many alums will be here for the Founders Day services this afternoon? " . . . " Mae said she would help get the candles ready. " -By the way, Roberta called to tell us that she wouldn ' t be over be- cause Mac is leaving tonight. " . . . " Don ' t forget that church begins at eleven. " After a very impressive service, a dainty lunch is served by the college girls. ' At about this time, the ad- mirers of Major Bowes gather around the radio to listen to his amateur pro- gram. The girl friend is taken to the bus and bidden adieu, with instruc- tions to say " hello " to everyone at home. Did someone once have the bright idea that week-ends were made for the purpose of catching up on sleep? OTHER DATA I Theta Upsilon was organized as ;lta Phi in 1916. It was installed Phi Chapter of Theta Upsilon on kne 6, 1931. Gamma Mu Upsilon erged with the chapter April 2. ' 32. Colors: Rainbow. Flower : Iris. , Faculty Adviser: Miss Mamie orns. House Mother : Mrs. John Roberts. 97 First Row: Maxine Scott, Dorothy Chadderdon, Hazel Calling. Aileen Kinyon, Rozella Trowbridge, Hazel Darby, Neva Cocklin. Second Row: Eleanor Engleman, Ruth Howe, Mrs. Chadderdon, House Mother, Lillian Gibb. Doris Craven, Dorothy An- derson. Third Row: Mildred Ellis, Geraldin? Wyman, Alice Craven, Edna Souders, Dolores Wullbrandt, Helenlee Schwenker, Sally Waltz. Fourth Row: Neva Lohr, Zilah Bailey. Helen Heiszenbuttel, Dorothy Wiggins. WILLARD By Doris Cravi How could anyone visiting Ne- braska Wesleyan fail to notice the large white - |iiare house which faces the campus on the corner of 51st and .Madison? The very fact that on warm days there are groups laughing and chatting on the steps and porch, or co-eds hilariously returning home after classes, depict the fact that it is a sorority abode. Very little ques- tioning will reveal the fact that it is the honn- of the Willard Sorority, which enjoys the distinction of being the oldest local sorority in the United Stales. In fact, Willard is the only fraternal group on the campus to maintain its original name and sta- tus. In 1889, the first year of the life of Nebraska Wesleyan, -ix girls decided to form a society which would mow from year to year, the members of which would I.,- bound bj common ideals and morals. They patterned their ideals of womanhood from the lite of Frances Willard. one of th- mOSl famous and ideal of all won, ;n, and called their group the Willard Sot iety. This group held their meet- ings on the top floor of Old Main, formulating their plans for the organi- zation, dreaming of the time when Willard would be an essential part of Wesleyan. Of these six charter mem- bers only two are alive today, Mrs. Blanche Martin Strickler. living in Lincoln, and Mrs. Myrtle Applebee McK.ee. residing in California. As the years passed Willard developed and grew. A charter was obtained under the name of Willard Sorority. The activities of the soror- it came to mean more -as the mem- bership grew. An alumnae chapter was formed to aid the active chapter which took an interest in Willard and Wesleyan life. Certain traditions were established, many of which are cher- ished to this day. The Willards first rented the chapter house. Xow it is wholly our own and in the name of our alumnae, of whom there are now about five hundred. 1 asl year Willard celebrated its Quinquennial Anniversary, held every five years. On this occasion Willard was honored in its 46th year of active participation in Wesleyan life. It was indeed a thrill to note the presence f both oldest and youngest members f Willard. to think of what the oldt had done and of what the young t were yet to do. There are certain old traditions f Willard which are held most dear ) each member. Our Circle song, II first composition of Wilbur Chei- weth, written to his sister, a Willa is one of these. Another is the lard Rose Tea, held for rushees I the fall. Our Crest Dinner is giv to new initiates and is an experien never-to-be-forgotten. The big d which all Willards anticipate is t first Saturday in May. our May Ft tival. In the early morning a h;, rack ride and sing is held. This followed by the May breakfast. Se ior repi i entati es from other grou are asked to be guests of Willard. . this time the Willard May Queen chosen, the senior girl who most er bodies the ideals of Willard. In tl afternoon the Willard picnic is hel completing a perfect day. Such tr; ditional events as the Pledge Part; given by pledges to the active cha] 98 Willards contribute ' Jills of all Trades. ' ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Neva Cocklin Doris Craven Lillian Gibb Ruth Howe Maxine Scott Dorothy Anderson- Haze i. Darby Mildred Ellis Eleanor Engleman Helenlee Schwenker Helen Heiszenbuttel Edna Souders Geraldine Wyman Hazel Calling Dorothy Chadderdon Alice Craven Dolores Wullbrandt PLEDGE MEMBERHIP Zii.ah Bailey Margaret Arthur Aileen Kinyon Neva Lohr Rozei.la TROWBRIDGE Sally Waltz Dorothy Wiggins Madge Young OEEICERS sident Doris Craven V e President Ruth Howe Siretary Geraldine Wyman tiuse Manager.. Eleanor Engleman Otic Alice Craven Rporter Maxine Scott Rsh Chairman Lillian Gibb Sial Chairman Mildred Ellis Qards ...Dorothy Chadderdon Helen Heiszenbuttel pounded: 1889. " olors: Pink and Green. Flower: Pink Tea Rose. Faculty Adviser: Miss Enid Miller, rlouse Mother: Mrs. Sarah Chad- d-don. hapter House: 5034 Madison. ter, the Christmas all-night party with its freshman breakfast, and the tub- bing held for those announcing their engagements should be mentioned as high spots in the year. Resides the activities within the sorority, Willard urges participation in campus activities. Willard has members in Theta Alpha Phi, Plains- man Players, Psi Chi, W. A. A., Glee Club and on staffs of the Plainsman and Wesleyan. We are esp:cially proud of Helen Heiszenbuttel, associated with Pi Kappa Delta and member of women ' s Varsity Debate Squad, and of Neva Cocklin, Phi Kappa Phi. As to scholarship, a silver loving cup is awarded each year to the girl with the highest average in the chap- ter. Cash awards are made at the alumnae banquet to that freshman and sophomore who have the highest scholastic records. Many informal good times also occur in the lives of Willards — birth- day dinners, midnight raids on the ice box, congregating in the parlor for the favorite radio programs, the well- known excitement and rush of getting ready for guests, and the everyday relationships of living together and working toward a common end. And My! the diversity of charac- teristics these Willard girls do have! You haven ' t really seen a pug nose until Ruth Howe comes into view. And have you heard how she can imi- tate a ventriloquist dummy? (Her room mate Heiz furnishes the knee.) A bright spot is Al Craven ' s red locks, and you should hear her toot her oboe! Of course you can ' t help but notice Edna Souders dimples — And OH ! that Southern drawl of Dorothy Chadderdon ' s. Artistically gifted — Neva Cocklin, amateur concert pianist and preferred accompanist ; Aileen Kinyon, bringing a new art to the campus, playing the marimba ; Doro- tl ' .y Anderson, who played a leading role in the opera. Last year the Wil- lard trio broadcasted ; this year Eleanor Engleman goes over t h e (h)air. By the way, she is a licensed cosmetologist. Dorothy Anderson in the Treasurer ' s office takes the money and Mildred Ellis takes notes (from Dean Talley.) Lillian Gibb is the black haired gal in the registrar ' s office who makes note of chapel skips. For athletic ability Geraldine Wy- man takes honors — and can she serve a volley ball ! Three Willard girls are displaying diamonds — from Fresh- man to Senior! We point with pride to our mem- bership of twenty-five, our house- mother, Mrs. Sarah Chadderdon, our faculty advisor, Miss Enid Miller, our home situated at 5034 Madison, and our name, " Willard. " 99 PHI KAPPA I ' M " (Continued from Page 95) ird there. The rest of the family have just returned from abroad where Dr. Lewis has been taking more ad- vanced work. Another fellow who was in school here last year is rating ' tops ' ' in his ela.-s at the University of Chicago Medical School. Dunning, an older alum, is now a professor a) Columbia. Another older tinier is in- structor in the National Naval Flying ol at Pensecola, Florida: he is the son of l r. Gregg of our psychol- ogj department here. T almost for- got our past Grand President, Dr. 11 . Taylor, who is a prominent physician here in Lincoln. There are ■wo old Upsilon men on the teaching staff at Western Reserve. Guthrie, and Van Ingen. " Before I forget it. I want to tell you that we have the business man- ager of the Plainsman, our college yearbook. It is unique in that it comes out in three different issues which are later hound together in loose-leaf hinders. Van Skiver, be- sides managing this, is our house manager. He served as track captain last year. And so it goes on far into the night, until some one finally say . " Well, we have 4, : ! chapters throughout the United States, and over 10.000 mem- bers, past and present. " Right you are! ' ' is the reply. " I have over 10,000 fraternity brothers, and I ' m proud of every one of ' em! " CRESCENT (Continued from Page 91 ) Various worries and anxieties have been caused this year nit only to Wesleyan professors but also t ' the cents themselves bj th- pr sence of the house ' s two dogs, Bob i d Popeye, who seem t; have easil} ad i; - ted the old Crescent custom of sleep- ing peacefully through classes and chapel every tim : thsy go to s Animated conversation at the din- ner table, besid ■- discussi in of dog episodes, i onsists mainly of political mud-slingin and heckling between the Republican and Democratic tables: and even occasionally a few er strokes of campus politics have been known to originate there. Some mild arguments arise occasion- ally among the lawyers, the do and the engineers; and discussions as to the relative merits of the city of Seward and its product- are excep- tionally common. However, all on the " iie subject, that the Crescents have the best housemother and chef of all the groups on the campus. is spring come;- after a long cold winter, the time again approaches when the record for class skips on a Monday morning at the Crescent house will probably lie rai ed far above the old record of fifty-four. The social satellites will again sally forth in dazzling spring array to con- quer feminine hearts and set the pace in styles. The wanderlust will occa- sion a few mysterious journeys to un- known destinations. Activity will go on at the corner of 50th .and Hunting- ton in its own quiet, mysterious way until the final slam of the front door on midnight. May 29. 19.56. brings to a close the forty-ninth year-book of the Crescent Fraternity. ALPHA DELTA THETA (Continued from Page 85) slips away to play Grieg ' s Scherzo for a practice recital. She ' s just too modest about her musical talent. The rest of us clean our rooms, read. talk, listen to the Metropolitan opera over the radio, visit the library and Wes- leyan office. On Saturday night va- rious things happen: Velm, in a lovely violet blue satin formal, goes to a party : one couple enjoys the evening reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning ' s Sonnets from the Portu- .. ' ' . another couple decides that Robert Taylor in " Magnificent Ob- session " is a very good reason for attending the Stuart : town girls drop in. guests for the week-end : Eve. Dort. and Elnora entertain at an in- formal party. Sunday morning on the west side of the Methodist church there is a row of these same girls. Then comes a delicious .chicken dinner at the house. " In such an atmosphere of home- like gayety these girls enjoy their col- lege career more because of their close fellowship and friendship. They learn to know what good sportsmanship means. Hound together by the sister- hood of Alpha Delta Theta. their house is not only an enjoyable place to spend a week-end. but i worth- while place to enjoy for a whole col- lege course. " II I FOR rvr (Continued from page 74) for I can ' t read him: T know all the 100 other languages of the world. We should have more peopl Day. He is Frank by Day Frank by Night. In fact, h? is all of the time. Someday i pardon me. I mean PROFFS)p is u ' oing to stumble over a Hifle log and Barker shins. Leap I gives some people the breaks, jug need only say that they can Pjrei land and presto! After all.U wouldn ' t Takerland? 1 go around and ' round tryin understand the Plainsman editoiSh claims to be just a plain Hornbci how vague that is! She might e Tin Horn or perhaps a Deer ifl Again she might be a Fog Hoi a maybe a Saddle Horn. Sooooo- h»| ooooo we come out here, witrth conclusion that she must be a TmJ (short for Trumpet I. I suppose when Keefer get Congress, he will spend his Q making ' Laws. ' One young man i A Weekly to see Dorothy Dailj know one fellow who Sheds tears erv time he hears Barnes whistle..] ll reminds him of home. Stolt ii crazy about this new song. Cot : especially that line. " My heart ' to! ■ wrapped up in Cotton. " Most owl fellows can only afford to rrjdij Pennies: so Van Ells, to be diffem.1 takes Nicholls. I wondered why Ian took such deep breaths while is-| ing. Little Hodgkin explained c it takes a lot of wind to get iron from a Reed. Wilma insisted iai she was telling the truth, but ire knew all the time that she was Lin. B03 s Ii FWARE ! We have a MW man on the campus, an ardent w lower of Brigham Young. She wn stop with one man while she h: a chance to lay in a supply for the I four years. May will soon be here with tits for Sharp and Dull wits. Final exm are something for which we must W the Price no matter what the Cst. Alice samee. T hopee we allee Ke tie Sewright so we won ' t Look-wronjO the velly hard questions. Not manbf us will be Marion then; we wil!x Tired out. not just Weary. Around, around, around she gfS.; Where sh? stops, nobody kn JS. Ladees and gentlemen, this progin has been brought to you through K 1 courtesy of Fran and Bliss. FrI delicious, economical, and datl! Bong! All right. All right. THE PLEDGE PARADE Left: Caldwell, Beta Phi Alpha ' c Right: Daniels, Phi Kappa Tau. ft in picture) Benker, Feyerherm, Ricker. •bond Left: Young, Arthur, Willard 5STLE BUZZES (ntinued from Page 83) Hr motto, " Give me an Everett or ■i; me death, " might just as well i;e been " E pluribus unum " for all jr. good it ever did the early Ever- t. These were fruitful days, it ejus, for the ladies ' literary society. litary drill was in vogue, and Wes- epn maintained two classy looking cipanies. What with these uni- (fned G. A. R. boys lurking ' round fpk as mosquitoes on Salt Creek, glancing really took on a few trim- rigs. The gals settled their false rjtits, laced in their waist lines, and a down to business. The soldiery a,l back their ears and followed suit, it the poor plain clothes civilian, ierett or not, was just simply out ' the swing. In comparison to these ritary playboys he had about as r,ch appeal as an adolescent oyster. m, after all, how much appeal has j adolescent oyster? Well, your ?ss is as good as mine. The last two of the grand old so- ties were the Dialectics and the lios, founded in 1905 and 1908, re- stively. The Dialectics, our present Its, were originally made up of the elligensia of the campus, who, bored death by the hair-brained literary ieties then in existence, decided to ind a real honest-to-goodness abso- Second Right: Bentzinger, Alpha Gamma Delta. Third: Hayman, Roberts, Druliner, Linch, Butler, Foreman, Crescent. lutely non-social organization. Well, these boys had what it takes. For a couple of years they looked like a bunch of pugilists, their noses all worn flat by the grindstone. But not for long. The original members for- ever stood pat, but succeeding mem- bers grew more and more broad minded, until this great organization finally developed into a veritable tribe of long eared social hounds, loping about the campus from one affair to another, bristling up at so much as a scent of anything even mildly interesting. Aelio, last of the literary societies, was founded by a certain Maud Springer, fresh from Baker Univer- sity, where Aelio was really hitting the top. Maud must have been one of the century ' s prize rushers, for in no time at all she had recruited twentv-four scholarly maidens and was all set to go. Aelio, in its be- ginnings, was a straight-A organiza- tion, and anything less was frowned upon like the horseless carriage. This Fourth: Morton, Dillow, Humphrey, Alpha Delta Theta. Fifth: Spencer, Swan, Robbins, Whit- nall, Delta Omega Phi. scholastic reputation was maintained for a good while, but along with the invention of the sun porch it went the way of all good and noble aca- demic reputations, and now the Aelios, our present Beta Phis, caper around with the best of them. Well, there you have ' em as they used to be — the grand old societies of Wesleyan University. In the fol- lowing pages you ' ll see ' em as they are today, modern sororities and fra- ternities, a little different in organ- ization, perhaps, but still getting the same old things — a buzz and a bang and a kick out of life. 101 First Row: Bond, Neutzman. Jackman. Skavdahl, Skavdahl, Martin. Daily. Moorman. Ballinger. Second Row: Burroughs. Haverland, M. Sharp, Bruss, Hayes. Craig, Kirkpatrick. Pahl. Third Row: Laws. Roberts. Schick. Artz. Miller. Buis. Tie main. Vogt. Fourth Row: Adamson. Aufrecht. Gadow, Rosene, I. Price, H. Price, Powell. Fifth Row: Johnson, Bruning, Chapman, Stinespring, Douglass, Howard. Sixth Row: Thomson, Leesley, Lewis, Mattley, C. Sharp, Kuhl, Thompson, Carne. BLKr THOXGE li Bertha Mm Ballinger and Anna Skavdahl Falling upon the ears of a bewil- dered freshman amidst the familiar " Alphas. Zetas. Phis, and Taus. " the words " Bleu Thonge " seem a bit foreign. Hut to those who have lie- come acquainted with their sound, they are indeed " Sweet Music. " Their meaning is no longer " Greek " but French. These freshmen soon discover that this organization with the French name has many unique features. Bleu Thonge is the most democratic social organization on the campus. Any student who pledges his loyalty to Wesleyan and to the purposes of Bleu Thonge is welcomed into the organi- zation. Initiates art- told that mem- bership is not binding — at any time a member may withdraw to become affiliated with a Greek organization. Bleu Thonge is the largest of the so- cial groups while being the newest on the campus. This year eighty-nine new members were initiated. The Franks are the only organization to have weekly programs. There are no duo. and the only fees are for the parties and the annual. The initiation service is original and symbolic. Bleu Thonge is the only group that includes both sexes in its membership. This might be cited as one reason for its large enrolment. The history of this Bleu Thonge organization is short but colorful. Leafing back over the secretary ' s an- nals, we find the following excerpt from an early record book : " The first meeting of all non-fraternity students was held on March 19. 10.54. Betty Barker presented a constitution, which was accepted on March 26, 1934. . . . The following officers were elected : President. Clara Mays: Vice-presi- dent. Durwood Schuyleman : Secre- tary. Ruth Thomas: and Trea.-urer. Herbert Jackman. Mrs. Roberts and Dr. ( " alien were chosen as faculty sponsors. " These formal, briefly written pages fail to reveal the many whispered con- sultations, impromptu meetings, cabi- net gatherings around a popcorn pan, and the hopes and anxieties that ac- companied the first year. Since that time, two years ago this spring, more than 300 members have .-welled the ranks of the Bleu Thonge tribe. Each year, large numbers of the 102 Franks have shared in activity hon at Nebraska Wesleyan Universi Under the leadership of Gordon M tin, this year and last, they have c ried on the purposes of the organi tion both for the social contact non-fraternal students and the pror tion of loyalty to our University, i Members, collectively and indi dually, have triumphed in many tivities. The girls won the volley h tournament this fall. The camj will not soon forget how Xon Miller. Hazel Chapman. Alberta a Eleanor Anderson, and others cot find that unguarded area in which place the ball. The boys tied w the " Taus for honors in touch fo ball. " The Three Keys, " Lois Robei Ruth Zimmerman, and Dorothy Dai have furnished harmony for cha] programs and other school events. In music more than in any otl one activity Bleu Thonge is rep sented. Gordon Martin is the pi organist for chapel and for eveni church services. Richard Mart Charlotte Moorman. Luther Powi Miriam Schick, Pearl Schultz. Bel Slote, Randolph Steward, Henry A A nice thing about this group is its co-membership. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP Abbott, Margaret Adamson, Arlene Anderson, Alberta Anderson, Eleanor Anderson, Gladys Artz, Mable Aufrecht, Edna Ballinger, Bertha Mae Barker, Elizabeth Beighi.ev, Leona Bias, Dorothy Bond, Xye Bonham, Marion Bruning, Olga Bruss, Agnes Burroughs, Charles Burroughs, Ruth Carne, Gerald Catlett, Steward Chapman, Hazel Cherry, Elizabeth conover, adella Craig, Evelyn Crandall, Mary Pauline Daily, Dorothy Dollison, Doris Douglass, Eunice Dyer, Mona Eoord, Carol P ' rom, Floy Fry, Maxine Gadow, Beulah Garrison, Lois Gates, Milton Graybill, Marjorie Haulbold, Ella Haverland, Agnes Haveri.and, Mary Hayes, Marjory Hinds, Esther Howard, Paul Hunt, Edna Hunt, Ruth Jackman, Herbert Jones, Wilma Kirkpatrick, Mary Laws, Maycel Leesley, Beulah Leesley, Beuna Lehigh, Lois Lewis, Warren Lyon, Wilma Martin, Gordon Martin, Richard Mattley, Melba McXickle, Rex Miller, Norma Moorman, Charlotte Neitzel, Ruth Xelson, Norma Norton, Lucille nuetzman, delmar Pahl, Harold Poitevin, Elizabeth Powell, Luther Price, Harriet Price, Ida Pursell, Marie Randall, Kyle Ripley, Raleigh Roberts, Carl Roberts, Lois Rosene, Mildred Schick, Miriam Schultz, Pearl Sharp, Charles Sharp, Mae Skavdahl, Ann Skavdahl, Pearl Slote, Belva Smith, Marjory Stewart, Randolf Talbot, Cletas Thomsen, Vernon Tremain, Garnet Vogt, Mildred Varcoe, Gladys Wall, Roberta Woods, Margaret Wylie, Alice Zimmerman, Ruth OFFICERS Gordon Martin President Herbert Jackman Vice-president Pearl Skavdahl Treasurer Anna Skavdahl... Secretary Agnes Haverland Social chairman Harold Pahl Chaplain Nye Bond Y.M.C.A. chairman Mary Kirkpatrick Y.W.C.A. chairman Eleanor Anderson. Women ' s athletic chairman Dorothy Daily Music chairman Henry Ai.i.press Men ' s athletic chairman Charlotte Moorman Publicity chairman Alice Wylie.. ..Chairman oj scholastic honors Betty Barker Forensic chairman Delmar Nuetzman and Bertha Mae Ballinger Program chairman press, Marion Bonham, Marjorie Hays, and many, many more will be found representing Bleu Thonge in its various musical activities. Betty Barker, Wesleyan ' s Woman Orator, has also been cast twice for important parts in Plainsman Players Productions. Bertha Mae Ballinger is secretary of Theta Alpha Phi and carried a leading role in Moor Born. Delmar Nuetzman, along with writ- ing for both The Plainsman and The Wcsleyan, has carried important roles in three of the four major productions of the Dramatic Club this year. Ella Houbold and Lois Leavitt were two of the five students to be elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi. Two of the five sets of Nebraska Wesley- an ' s twins are Bleu Thonge members — the Skavdahls and the Leasleys. Garnet Tremaine played the part of the little sister in Confident Morning. Stanley Bimson is prominent on the campus because of his art work, which includes cartoons in The Plainsman. Directed by the social chairman, Agnes Haverland, who has held the position since the organization ' s be- ginning, parties have been brilliantly successful. The two high lights of this season were the Gypsy and the Leap-year parties. Only once in sixty years does it happen that February 29 is on Saturday. The Bleu Thonges really made the most of their oppor- tunity. Some of the girls said it was pleasant to think of some of the stronger sex sitting by the telephone awaiting a bid to the " 29th-of-Febru- ary " affair. On Monday evenings when friendly greetings and laughter are heard float- ing from Expression Hall, you may be sure that a Bleu Thonge meeting is about to begin. After business is over, programs of variety and novelty are given. One week it may be a play, another a group of musical se- lections, and still another an entirely original presentation. One of the most unique programs this year was (Continued on Page 113) 103 J UNIOR J I G - S AW " Heaven is not gained at a single bound : Hut we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies. And we mount to its summit round by round. " We pause in our struggle up the ladder in this junior year to take stock of our achievements. We think of the many hours that have been spent in toil and idleness mingled with moments of disappointment, success, disillusionment, happiness ; we seem to have been here most of our lives. But when we stop to look back over our college days, we won- der what has become of all the time and whether or not the class of 1937 is making itself felt in Wesleyan life. Upon looking around we are not disappointed. In every field the jun- iors are taking an active part. As far as we know Dawdy Hawkins is the only man that has been captain of Wesleyan ' s varsity football squad for two years in succession. Captain Hawkins leads five other juniors onto the gridiron. Among our number on the field of battle we find Bearcat Wright, who is also famed far and wide as Doc. Mayo ' s ' Expert Soda Jerker ' . Then there is smiling Jack Critchfield, whose car had a very great liking for a certain parking place in front of the ' Gam ' house this last winter. (Well, Jack, we don ' t blame you a bit.) Then there is San- ford Staley with his personality smile that has captured many a fluttering heart in its day. We also have Claude Otto, Wesleyan ' s singing quarterback, whose present ambition is to get into medical school; and who wouldn ' t point with pardonable pride to the one and only Arthur ' Abadabba ' French, behind whose spectacles lurks a genius greater than most of us have suspected or expected. Football is just one of the activities that boasts an array of shining jun- iors. What would the debate squad do without Xels, Heize, Nicky, and Willie ' Wound-Up ' Wilsen? We have heard dark, mystifying rumors about Xickie ' s ability as a punster, especially on a certain de- bate trip, but we ' ll let that pass, for we have great respect of our readers ' appreciation of conversational art. Xels also seems to have very persua- sive ways. It appears that she even talked a champion orator out of his fraternity pin. There are several romantic souls lurking in the neigh- borhood who envy that man. The astounding thing about Heize is that she keeps her smile and good nature through all trials and tribulations of a ■debater. If she ever loses it, she is a master at keeping the fact hidden in her subconsciousness. We could write about Willie Wilson for hours, but we don ' t need to ; he is a famous man about Wesleyan. Take a look at his achievements. He is president of Phi Kappa Tau, state Old-Line oratorical champion, member of Wes- leyan ' s varsity debate squad, and a columnist of note. There are several other items about Mr. Wilson that could bear telling. As you all know. Willard Wilson has a prison record. In spite of all this he has found time to hang his pin on a fair maiden out Hastings way. College activities are full of juniors. Basketball, track, Plainsman Play- ers, glee club — all have representa- tives from our class. Important posi- tions are held by several of our mem- bers. Look at Dort Anderson — and who can keep from it ! We find her serving the school efficientlv in the treasurer ' s office. Dort is a lady in every sense of the word. The junior class is proud of her poise — and so is Porter. And then we have Margaret BY ROBERT BA Ayres, our class president, wr unsurpassed in charm, grace, an vacity. But, alack, a-day! Ot the Smiths, another lucky CresB seems to be successfully wardinM outsiders. Porter, Rieber, and S| all seem to be well satisfied with they find among juniors. What be the secret of the Crescent sucdj We also have Casey ' Casanova ' Dre who has been working secretly of a I ' ll bet somewhere a female b quivers at the mention of his n; Then we hear that Squire Dixon been taking speech in preparation his spring excursions under the fl in the moon. Leading the Wesleyan student tl as it cheers its team on to vicl we find none other than Abie Eh Abie is a very good cheer leader d seems to fill the student bodv h some of his own pep. According o certain Alpha Delts he is a leal in other ways. too. Another junr responsible for the condition of Vh leyan ' s zip is Evie Youngquist, m really is one of the peppiest gals it the campus. She seems also to h e taken a business interest in our .H nual. Stan Good is the little man v the large responsibilities, dual ;1 multiple; he is president of the EJ dent Y. M. C. A., and a member! Blue Key. One seldom finds a juni in a senior men ' s honorary organi - tion. but we admit that the senis knew what they were doing wl they picked Stanley. Besides all ; other worries he spends much timet the company of one of Wesleyal black-haired maidens. What is this we hear about i cooking ability of Elizabeth Kelle It seems that she is " queen of (I kitchen " at the Theta U. House. (Continued to Page 110) 104 JUNIORS kks, Rex, McCook |eu Thonge, Oxford Fellowship, Chorus, . M. C. A. A erson. Dorothy, Gothenburg lllard, Y. M. C. A., Plainsman Players, horus, Plainsman staff. Aierson, Eleanor Charlotte, Walton ,leu Thonge, W. A. A., Y. W. C. A. A;es, Margaret, Beatrice ' lpha Gamma Delta, Pan Hellenic jouncil, Y. W. C. A., Class President. B er, Robert E., Madison elta Omega Phi, Yellers of the Brown, . M. C. A. Vice President, Plainsman aff, Class President. B l, Robert Byron, Paxton ollege Council, Men ' s Glee Club, ' ellers of the Brown, Y. M. C. A. E.itzinger, Ruth Barbara. Hickman lpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A., lainsman staff. Chorus. Bvers, LoRee Edna, Lincoln .lpha Delta Theta, Plainsman Players, . A. A., Y. W. C. A. Brown, Pauline Claribel, Utica Theta Upsilon, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A. Bryant, Ruth Elizabeth, Wahoo Theta Upsilon, Pan Hellenic Council, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, Yellers of the Brown, Orchestra, String Ensemble, Plainsman staff, College Council. Caldwell. Mary Irene. Lincoln Beta Phi Alpha, Psychology Journal Club, Chorus, Women ' s Glee Club. Critchfield, Jack H, Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Football. Curtis, Lucile M., Ansley Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A. Darby. Hazel L., Lincoln Willard, Y. W. C. A. Diers, Carl Gordon, Seward Crescent, Interfraternity Council. Dixon, Donald Edward, Lincoln Crescent. Dodriix, Mabel Anna, Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Drew, Roger T., Lowell, Massachusetts Edstrom, Myrl, Wahoo Football, Basketball. Ellis, Mildred, Minden Willard, Y. W. C. A., Wesleyan staff. Engleman, Eleanor, Litchfield Willard. Enos, Roland, Stanton Phi Kappa Tau, Plainsman Players, Wesleyan staff, Plainsman staff, Y. M. C. A., Yellers of the Brown, Cheer Leader. Fiddock, Edward S., Elsie Delta Omega Phi. French, Arthur, Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Football, Plainsman staff, Wesleyan staff. 105 J r N I O H s Good, Norman, Chappell Delta Omega Phi. Good. Stanley. Chappell Delta Omega Phi, Blue Key, Y. M. C. A. President. Ham. Vaughn Earl. Benkelman Oxford Fellowship, Chorus. Hanscom, Cleora E., Morrill Y. W. C. A. Haverland, Agnes. Stromsburg Bleu Thonge, Women ' s Glee Club, Y. W. C. A. Hawkins, Dawson, Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Football Basketball. Captain. Heiszenbuttel, Helen, Norfolk Willard, Pi Kappa Delta, Debate, Psy- chology Journal Club, Plainsman staff, Wesleyan staff, Plainsman Players, Pan- hellenic Council, W. A. A., Y. W. C. A. Herrold. Charles Morefield. Seward Crescent. Hetzel. Velma Charlotte, Gordon Alpha Delta Theta, Panhellenic Council, V A. A., Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, Class Treasurer. Horn, Lois. Papillion Alpha Gamma Delta, Plainsman editor. Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, W. A. A., Class Secretary. Imes, Loren, Cozad Jackman. Herbert Wood, Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Oxford Fellowship. Johnson, Donald Victor, Marquette Bleu Thonge, Men ' s Glee Club, Chorus, Alpha Gamma Beta, Band. Johnston, Hannah Esther, ' North Bend Alpha Gamma Delta, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, Psychology Journal Club, Wesleyan staff. Lehigh, Lois Genevieve, Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Plainsman Players, W. A. A., Y. W. C. A. Mather. Lois Irene, Arapahoe Alpha Delta Theta, Yellers of the Brown President, W. A. A. President, Y. W. C. A., Wesleyan staff. Moorman, Charlotte Mae. Neligh Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A., Orch String Ensemble. Nelson, Doris, Beatrice Alpha Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa ll Debate, Plainsman Players, PlainS staff, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, Psych.} Journal Club, Psi Chi. Nicholls. Elizabeth. Lincoln Pi Kappa Delta, Debate, Yellers o| Brown, Wesleyan staff, Plainsman Otto, Claude, Aurora Crescent, Football, Men ' s Glee (| Quartette, Y. M. C. A. Cabinet. Robbins, Gordon H., Lyons Delta Omega Phi, Y. M. C. A. Rosene, Mildred. Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Wesleyan staff, Plain; » staff, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A., Chi Women ' s Glee Club. Sackett, Mary Louise, Beatrice Alpha Delta Theta, Y. W. C. A. Schreiner, Norman Edgar, Unadilla Delta Omega Phi. I f) f O, " } 106 JUNIORS ' fc l f s r Schwenkef, Helen Lee, Lincoln Willard. Wesleyan staff, Y. W. C. A.. Plainsman staff. Sharp. Mae Edith. Venus Pi Kappa Delta, Debate, Y. W. C. A. Smith, Marjory Ruth. Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Women ' s Glee Club. Y. W. C. A., W. A. A. Smith. Wallace, Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Men ' s Glee Club, Chorus, Plainsman Players. Souders, Edna, Lincoln Willard, Plainsman Players, Wesleyan staff, Y. W. C. A., Plainsman staff. Staley. Santord. Stromsburg Phi Kappa Tau, Y. M. C. A., Football, Class Vice President. Stewart, Hubert. Eagle Delta Omega Phi. Alpha Gamma Beta. Plainsman staff. Stinespring, Mildred, Anselmo Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Band, Chorus. Surber, Estel George, Norfolk Delta Omega Phi. Swan, Vyrl, Upland Alpha Gamma Beta, Delta Omega Phi. Talbot. Nadine, Beatrice Alpha Delta Theta, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A. Van Skiver, Walter, Holdrege Phi Kappa Tau, Plainsman business manager, Track captain, Y. M. C. A. Wilks, Alvin Leroy. Lincoln Yellers of the Brown, Chorus, Y. M. C. A. Cabinet. Wilson. Willard. Holdrege Phi Kappa Tau, Interfraternity Council, Y. M. C. A., Pi Kappa Delta, Debate, Oratory, Plainsman staff. Wright, Glenn Randolph. Lincoln Crescent, College Council, Football, Track, Class vice-president. Wyman. Geraldine Lola. North Platte Willard, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A. Youngquist, Evelyn, Holdrege Alpha Delta Theta, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A., Yellers of the Brown, Cheer Leader, Plainsman staff. 107 STRIKE IT THE BAND! By Bernice Crane nd Jessii Kith Bessiri " All right, all right, band come to order. " (Director Giles taps on his music rack) " will the band please come to order? Al, will you call the roll? " (Mr. Wilkes takes the floor and starts the routine of calling the names of those enrolled and volunteer- ing for hand activities. At this time Fred Swan with " sound your Bb " gets it in perfect unison! ?). Perhaps, and perhaps not, there is now a goodly number present, but at any rate re- hearsal begins with the rousing march, " His Honor, " which is one of the many numbers donated to the band by various faculty members. At the close of this number the director an- nounces that " Carmen, " " Coronation .March. " " March from Tannhauser, " and " Men of Ohio " will be used dur- ing the remainder of the rehearsal, and all members are asked to arrange those numbers on their music racks. About 4:30 the number increases, as the members who are in " labs " until then come to join the rehearsal. The remainder of the rehearsal con- sists of such remarks as, " We will go back seventeen measures, and do that part again; the trumpet section is a little loud, " " Will the drum player please move the stand so you can see me? " or " If any of you are especially tired you can recline until your next solo. " The band this year is the largest Wesleyan has ever had. Heretofore, but a small portion of the student body took interest in the band and consequently it remained insignificant. This year, however, with little or no barking from any other organization the members and director worked to build it up to a bigger and better band. One day in chapel tags were sold and with the money thus ob- tained, caps were bought for all the members. Later the Wesleyan Wo- man ' s Educational Council sponsored a project which consisted of the mak- ing of twenty-live capes for the band. When the band next appears you will be surprised and pleased with (he new regalia. There are two divsions of the band. the Pep hmid and the Concert band. The Pep band this year was excep- tional. Fifty members made it com- plete as it appeared before Wesleyan- ites many times. It was ably directed by its drum major. Oliver Schock, and everyone was proud of the Wes- leyan band when it marched onto the font ball field and made the letters X. W. U. The band drilled many times for those letters. Perhaps until six o ' clock the orders could be heard to " form letters, squad halt, and for- ward march. " These drills and much constant practice made the Pep band what it is now. The Concert band, which has as its members some outside persons from the State University and from Univer- sity Place, numbers seventy for pro- grams. This part of the band plays classical and semi-classical music and does it exceptionally well. On Febru- ary 2 the Concert band gave a Mid- year program at the First Methodist Church auditorium, which was broad- cast over KFOR. It was enjoyed by many people, both those present in the auditorium and those hearing it over the radio. Another such concert will be given this spring. There are several smaller groups functioning in connection with the band. A trombone quartette composed of Strickler, Albaugh, Shipton, and Burroughs has been organized ; have represented Wesleyan in sev i instances. They performed at H; - thorn Community Church. Greenwo at the First Methodist Church, i for the Literary Society at the St I ' niversity. Another group functi ing in this same manner is the maj phone sextette. Its members a Roberts, Woods, Weber, Ripley, R; dall, and Graybill. They also h; played for various groups. TJ trumpet duet, Bonham and Gayloll is quite well known ; they have p formed for us a number of times al in an enjoyable manner. Swan, Mj tin, Breedon, and Stewart, comprisi the clarinet quartette, play some teresting and novel selections. A number of fine soloists are to found in the organization: Hodgk baritone saxophonist ; Sterner, ba tone horn ; Bartley, Bonham, a Gaylord, trumpet soloists; Swan a Cocklin, clarinetists; Strickler, trot bonist ; and Aileen Kinyon, marim player. All of these have played meetings outside of the school circl The band is for Wesleyan, and wi Wesleyan for the band, it will real progress in true manner, and met Wesleyan appreciation and pride. Director — Giles Front Row: Swan, Stewart, Breeden, Weber, Graybill, Woods, Randall, Hosick, Gardine Jordan, Bessire. Second Row: From, Heckman, Martin, Johnson, Conlee, Crane, Bintz, Hodgkin, Beesle Anderson, Marselis, Gaylord, Bonham. Third Row: Jordan, Welch, Becbe, Burroughs, Shipton, Albaugh, Strickler, Timmerma Ripley, Haverland, Hollingsworth, Barnard Day Fourth Row: McAllister, Worland, Taylor, ' Carey, Gates, Amiot, Iund, Thomsoi Kinyon, Kecler, Currier, Gates, Harrold, Stinespring, Aufrecht, Sterner. I OS fRAPBOOK SOLILOQUY :ontinued from Page 80) ne back and thought the rest of the ight would yield her some sleep, but it while " Jo " was in the same bed. wasn ' t long before Lois heard. Ie doesn ' t love me anymore. " Dean Talley is back. And he not ily has a Ph.D. but also a PA to d after his name to the MA. And leaking of Dr. Talley reminds me what Dr. Deal said as he looked •er my registration card the other iv. " Persuasion, who teaches that ? " Dr. Talley. " " Oh, ho, ho. I ' ll bet - doesn ' t. I ' ll bet Mrs. Talley aches it. " EBRUARY 4. Nebraska B got us by one point. , these minus one point games! EBRUARY 5. " My-name ' s-not-Clay " . " Her-name ' s iot-CIay? " Xot bad I E :bruary 7. Boy, oh boy ! Did our basket ball pys ever bring us a nice victory I d-40 from Midland! We ' re proud :f you, fellows. It ' s looking bad for OU, Hastings. EBRUARY 8. Delt formal party. EBRUARY 10. If you want to see a study in color nades. just ask Lois and Bob about iat certain day in May. My, I have the best picture of iabe! It ' s really a honey. It ' s one f those affairs in his room when miot and some of the boys picked im as the prey for a little experimen- ition in indoor photography. It eems that Rabe wasn ' t up yet. Either that, or the fellows put him to ed and tied him in under the covers. EBRUARY 1 1 . We won from Doane, 46-31. Are we lad ! Those past two years with ne-point victories for Doane always iurned us quite as much as our luintette. EBRUARY 12. I hear Judge Paine was quite in- piring and entertaining in his speech ' What ' s Ahead in ' 36? " Xot a bad dea you had for choosing warm days, fudge Paine ! February 13. I ' ve heard it rumored about that the chapel speaker today continued topic of last year. At that time he talked about " Nothing " . February 14. A red letter day! Hurray and hurrah! They did it, our basket ball fellows. We are surely proud of you. Did you ever in all your life see such an interesting game — excit- ing, driving, thrilling! And it all came out so perfectly ! Hastings — take that and that and that ! Xo bell ever sounded much better to me than that old clang tonight. February 17. This evening at the dining hall Bader. in his usual bragadocious manner, said that his mother once cracked a plate over his head. When a Coed standing by said " Let ' s see " . Bob replied, " Oh, it was cracked — the plate I mean! ' Well, maybe that ' s what he meant — . February 19. From what I hear. Rev. George Jones really proved that " Brown America Thinks " when he talked in chapel this morning. February 20. All the childruns is excited about taking a trip to Estes. I hear the Editor is going for sure. She was made treasurer of the delegates who plan to go. Say, Horn, how about a little room for me in your suit case? February 21. All University George Washington Party. You should have seen the colonial dames! York got beaten tonight. Our team ' s doing all right. February 22. Theta U. pledge party. Plainsman Players party. Imagine my embarrassment. Com- ing to school this morning. I was hurrying by the Tau house, and did I fall for them! They didn ' t know it though— it was 8:00 a. m. February 24. Dean Talley certainly has a uni- que system of discharging his new duties. The assignment in persuasion class was to write down what you did Friday night and why you did it. When I get to be a school teacher, I must remember that assignment! (In the interests of fair play, I guess I ' d better add that he told us we could write down what kind of car we preferred and why, if we didn ' t want him to know what we did Friday night. We all wrote about the car except Hub and he wrote about a week ago Friday night ) . The faculty had a dinner. I heard Dr. and Mrs. Lewis gave glimpses of their trip. Wouldn ' t you like to spend just hours and hours listening to them tell about England ? Ruth — the way she can say " Rawther " is " Rawally " good. Pan-Hel had a dinner. From all reports, the girls didn ' t have time to eat because they spent all the time laughing. We won from Wayne. They ' re champions of the other conference too. Xow for Midland ! February 28. Another victory in basket ball. Xebraska B. Crescents had a party. February 29. This is the night! I ' ve never asked so many men for their hands in my life — I was successful too. (Don ' t worry, my dear, it was a game we were playing at the Bleu Thonge party). Wouldn ' t it be interesting to know how many men got proposals this evening ? March 2. This is a historical day. Dean Talley made his first trip across " the great divide " at 11 a. m. These poor pledges! One sallow- eyed, droopy-headed, hangy-armed youngster said this morning, when asked what was the matter: " Oh, we had hell week last night. " March 3. We won again! 38-42 from Peru. There ' s- only Midland left. We ' re voo-dooing for our cagesters! March 4. I see by the boards that Don Mis- ner does " Expert Repair Work " in " Tennis racket re-stringing " . (Mis- tier, we won ' t charge you for the ad- vertising in the gym, but this ad costs you a dollar a line.) (To the Editor — space three times between each word in the lines above, please.) Have you heard ? Quote. DeGarmo : " I have enough on my shoulders to worry about " . We knew DeGarmo (Continued to Page 110) 109 SCRAPBOOK SOLI] i (Continued from Page 109) -mart, but we didn ' t know he getting big headed — or is it some- thing else on his shoulders thai we ' re not considering? M K( ii 5. [t ' s getting to be just terrible just terrible I tell you. Take this morn- ing, lor instance. Bittinger didn ' t gel any breakfast and had to eat Her- shey liars in History class because the call boy at the Crescent house overslept. Diary, I wonder if other people look at things every day and never think of them and then one day. like a brand new thought, those old things made an indelible mark? In rnment class today that hap- pened to me. In the northeast cor- ner hang these words: " No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest : yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades — that of gov- ernment. ' ' — Socrates. JUNIOR JIG-SAW (Continued from Page 104) don ' t know, but we ' ll bet that she knows her onions. Certain we are that Al Wilks takes high honors in this field. If some of you haven ' t heard of AI ' s culinary ability, it is because he has so many other accom- plishments that it is hard to keep track of them all. He is an active Pep Club member, almost a necessitj to the Y. M.. a -inger of no mean ability, a chef who can make your mouth water, etc.. ad infinitum. We hear many strange contradic- tory rumors about Kstie Surber and a certain Alpha I Hit pledge. So far, we have been unable to get the truth. the whole truth, from either of them. However, Kstie still has his frater- nity pin. Dame Rumor hath brought strange of one of Wesleyan ' s heart- breaker-. ' J ' Johnston. It seems that in spite of having an interest in dramatics at Wesleyan, Jo has drifted toward the city. We wonder why she ha- taken such a sudden in : in Bob ' s Coffee Shop? Another campus flutter-upper is our man Charlie Herrold. Charlie seems to have settled down: so you unfortu- .lirls will have to turn else- peppy president the Brown, is an asset lo any institution. We know that Shuman deClares she is. (If that one gets by the editor. I guess you can stand it. gentle reader.) Speaking of our editor, she too is a junior. Prudence and the knowledge that she has the last word— so like a woman forbids my saving anything about her. The business manager of the Plainsman is another junior. Be- sides drumming up business, he has time to absorb a good deal of pep on the side. And so on and on far into the night, but our oil is giving out. We look back and see what we have done in our three years at school — and what we haven ' t done. We hop? that when our commencement day arrives, the spirit of old Wesleyan will be able tH say, as we leave our chapel for the last time. " Class of ' 37, I am proud of you " . " When the weather kills your crop. Keep a-goin ' Though ' tis work to reach the top. Keep a-goin ' S ' pose you ' re out o ' ev ' re dime Gittin ' broke ain ' t any crime: Tell the world you ' re feelin ' prime — Keep a-goin ' . " P. S. May I dedicate this touchin ' little verse to my pal Schreiner? HOME FROM AliROAD (Continued from Page 81) v, ar short gowns to all classes. Some of these gowns are extremely torn and ragged and dirty. Very few suits or coats are worn, heavy mufflers pro- tecting the people from the cold and damp. Bicycle riding is popular with the students, it being no uncommon sight to see them on the streets of Oxford with the ends of their muff- ler- waving behind. At Oxford the terms are six weeks long alternating with long vacations of five or six weeks each. The students attend lectures and work under individual tutors in preparation for examina- tions. A student max come up for examination as many times as he de- sires until he gets a satisfactory mark. Dr. Lewi- left his family in Oxford in November and took a cruise on the Mediterranean Sea visiting Algiers, Carthage. Cairo. Syria, and Palestine. As the dry season was on while he was there he found this part of the world, especially Palestine, very bar- ren and desolate. He describes Jeru- salem as a very dirty city. Venders and beggars are everywhere in these Mediterranean cities and are a regu- lar nuisance to tourists. The bright sunlight, and the hard, clear beauty of the Mediterranean lands was in great contrast with the soft, misty vividness, and color of England. Flowing white gowns, veils, and turbans in the African countries contrasted with the quaint, quiet cos- tumes in the British Isles. The Lewises spent the last few days of their stay in London, and exper- ienced a stormy passage back to the L ' nited States on the Washington. And so they returned to the routine of life in Lincoln and Wesleyan with a store of delightful memories and an accumulation of interesting lore. WEST SIDE (Continued from Page 73) Stanley Good — Cleora Hanscom Charles Herrold — Rosella Trow- bridge (next year) Charles Smith — Margaret Ayres (coming soon) Wayne Palmer — Margaret Bittinger Rodney Stoltz — Virginia Cotton Yiry Possible Engagements : Virgil Hayes — Doris Craven Van Ells — Elizabeth Xicholls Van Skiver — Evie Youngquist Clair Shuman — Lois Mather Bearcat Wright — Hazel Darby Very Improbable Engagements : Herb Jackman — Garnet t Tremain Bob Stewart — Dororthy Morton Roland Enos — Elnora Dillow Casey Diers— (1), (2). (3), and (4). John Brausch — Yvonne Gaylord. If there are any more, just sign on the dotted line. 4823 St. Paul Ave. Lincoln, Nebr. UNI PLACE BEAUTY SHOPPE " Tht Shop of Courtesy, Service and Appreciation. }t M2821 110 COLUMNED CALICO (Continued from Page 71) The publications of the Wesleyan this year prove, however, that the Ancients had nothing on us Moderns . when it comes to good times and the subsequent jokes. Moreover, our athletic teams are as successful and our singers as entertaining as ever. A marked activity in forensics and dramatics is noticed. One bright : calico spot is the appropriately en- titled editor ' s column, " This is Bliss. " Somehow the widest variety of pleas- ing subjects enter her writings. The sports page is just one patch of color after another with its excellent ac- counts of our victories at home and abroad. The headlines on the front page are bound to attract our interest. " Kagawa Speaks at Conference. " " Thespians to Entertain at Mardi ! Gras, " and " Psych Classes Visit Iowa Institute, " are indicative of the wide ( scope of news embraced by the Wes- leyan. The fashion column focuses : attention on the bright sartorial spots of the campus. Although the victims . of the so-called gossip column some- ! times object to it. the general opinion is that the incidents reported are not . so much off-color as of being quite colorful. The social life of the uni- versity is recorded most vividly. The : literary topics reflect the interest of j the students in brilliant authors and 1 their books. One conspicuous patch of color is Now, that series of vital remarks from Chancellor Cutshall. What better proof of the success of the Wesleyan could be had than the mailing list? Our university pa- per reaches alumna and friends in nearly every state of the union. More- over, it is read in Japan, China, India, the Philippines, Mexico, Canada, and Alaska. By the way. have you ever glanced through the collegiate papers we get in exchange? Ask the editor to let you see them sometime, for they are amusing to peruse. The person directly responsible for all this work is Frances Bliss. As editor-in-chief of the 1935-36 Wes- leyan, she has maintained a position of high respect and affection in the estimation of her fellow students. Frances is a familiar figure to those people w-ho frequent the region around the bus-stop on St. Paul and 48th Streets as well as to the afternoon bus drivers, for since the printing of the paper is done by the Nebraska Journal many sojourns to the downtown dis- trict are necessary. How she can direct the activities of the Y.W.C.A., take an important part in her sorority and club affairs, and still give us such a popular news sheet is a deep mys- tery to many on the campus. Perhaps it can best be solved by that old maxim, " She works while she works and plays while she plays. " Some would say that for a girl with such a delightful smile and irresistible dimples, nothing is impossible. The assistant to the editor is Har- vey Tompkins, the man with the en- gaging and unique sense of humor. Added to his humor is a journalistic efficiency that is hard to beat. Charles Smith handles the duties of business manager, and he handles them ad- mirably. Do you suppose that our descendants will find the advertise- ments that he has obtained as quaint as those collected by business manag- ers in 1893? A portion of each issue is devoted to the activities of the alumni. This news is assembled by Mae Auten Sigler. Her page is read most eagerly by the 2.000 alumni who receive the paper. The associate editors are as follows : Roland Enos, sports : Genelle Jenkins, society : Margaret Jensen, literary, and Lillian Gibb, feature. Doris Craven and Rozella Trowbridge are the Office and Publication Assistants. Those who have worked as reporters are: Mildred Rosene, Mary Kirk- patrick, Donald Jones, Donald Davis. Stanley Xeil. Maxine Scott, Xeva Lohr, Marjorie Hays, Margaret Bit- tinger, Mildred Ellis, Lois Mather, Elizabeth Xicholls, Ruth Zimmerman, Esther Shipton, Vera Hanson, Talford Durham, Arlouine Spooner, Edna Souders, Helenlee Schwenker, Harold Ahrendts, Olga Mary Hitchcock, Preston Childress, Matthew Turnbull, Arthur French, Ruth Xeitzel, James Bliss, Edward Fiddock, and Allen Tilsley. Some of the staff have had experi- ence as active journalists in high school, while others are novices at the work. Due to this well organized group, " Wait ! Leave a paper for me " means that that certain alternate Fri- day has brought us more columned calico. EAST SIDE (Continued from Page 72) L ndying renown to the person who will prove that there is no difference between a folk dance and the mod- ern dance. It may be well here to tell of the prophetic sayings of S. Staley (Dr. Staley to you), who warns us: " Do you feel all tired out after studying all night ? Do you see spots before your eyes when looking at a polkadot tie? (Get glasses — you can see the spots much better.) Do your eyes get red and sore after spending all day reading. Are you tired after the all night hike? If you are, see Dr. Staley at once. Our little red-white- and-blue liver pills will correct every- thing. They are guaranteed to not rip, ravel, nor run down at the heel. Enclose five dollars ($5.00) to cover our free sample. (Well, Staley, this is all the advance free publicity that I can give you : however, for this bit of aid I would suggest that you de- cide who the one-and-only is, so that a half dozen young damsels can be put back into circulation. In other words. I am not in favor of a mon- opoly. ) And now for those of you mentioned in this Cerebral Eruption, I wish to quote the greatest philosopher that this nation ever produced : " I gen- erally hit a fellow that ' s on top be- cause it isn ' t fair to hit a fellow that ' s down. If a big man laughs at jokes on him, he ' s all right. " — Will Rogers. When wisdom fairly aches See Dr. S. J. Dailey DENTIST 4821 St. Paul M2821 Girls, just before that big spring party, call on LENA ' S BEAUTY 4739 St. Paul SHOP Telephone M5030 111 MEDITATIONS 01 M.W ERICK (Continued from Page 59) the world has indard by which to judge. It is true v compare them as to healthfulness, longevity of life, abundance of ma- terial things produced, and number of radios per capita : but when it come- to those intangible spiritual satisfac- tions without which all else is worth- these we can not measure. We can not be sure that we have pro- ied on that score beyond our an- rs who lived in skin huts in the forests of Europe not quite two thou- sand years ago. However, when i consider our wealth of beauty in poetry, music, sculpture, painting literature, along with the frei from fear and pain that is given us by our superior knowledge of the uni- verse (I mean superior because of in- heritance rather than of ability I, 1 think maybe we have. Reduction of pain and the distribution of oppor- tunity are our only standards of meas- uring progress, and with the lessening ol physical pain we have increased the possibility of mental anguish. Now for our definition, first, an educated man is one who has ma his particular environment and has found spiritual satisfaction therein. The requirements for getting along on the frontier were different from the ones for an office worker in Chi- cago. The homesteaders lived in sod huts without bath tubs, plumbing, lights, car-, radios, doctors, picture -hows, or power machinery. Vet they were happy. I do not advocate a re- turn to tho-e conditions; the newer thing- have come to be necessities now. In fact, as a theological stu dent I think it is a sin to remain poor without a protest in this age. Then an educated man is on, who is at home in more than one environ- ment. Our social patterns and eco- nomic organization i- constantly changing. Transportation has de- veloped to the [joint in which i pa— freely from one environment to another. Not only that, but with the widening rift between the classes in America one must go from one environment to another in the trans- action of business. Do you see what tremendous adjustments are i for ' Perhaps in the future the lines b tween the groups v. ill be fixed so ii will be easier, or else possibl) a prole- tarian revolution will attempt to wipe out all class line-. but always an educated man will be on, sympathetic appre- ciation of other environments with their resulting culture, and he will attempt to judge his fellows on the basis " t " their backgrounds and their common humanity rather than from the bias of his own training. It is easy for us, isn ' t it. to smugly sneer at the culture- of other countries and ridicule the bewilderment of immi- grants trying to adjust themsel a new situation, or to look with con- tempt on some one who is not a- well - we are. 1 remember the funny feeling I had when I attended a meeting of colored folk and found myself the only white person there. I had never been conscious of my lack of color before. Finally, an educated man is one who is conscious oi his debt to the past, his interdependence upon his . and his social responsibility tor preserving the values that are his heritage, and sharing them with his contemporaries in their common struggle for Hie. There is no need to point out the enormous fund of knowl- edge that has been placed in our hands that belongs to all. or to show how our social organization is so complex that the pain of one is inevitably the pain of all. One word more. You asked for it. old man. you know. The qualities of honesty, loyalty, dependability, initiative, and courage are prized in any and every environment. Greater than all these is reverence. Reverence for the intricate and marvelous beaut) of nature that you find in the world about you whether you see it in the laboratory or in the field. Reverence for the miracle of life, from its lowest to it- highest form, brought into being by the magic power of love, cradled in an orderly, intelligent universe and nurtured bj all the forces- of the cosmic structure. Take these, combine them with an adventurous spirit, sharpen your sword on the whetstone of knowledge, and ride out to face your problems unafraid, and if you will, go down fighting against them. However, don ' t turn on life. He is your friend. Fight with him against all those things that air the enemies of life. Well. Rob, I ' m through preaching. and there- what I think. If it helps. you are welcome to use it but not ob ligated t do so, you know, (dad to your school at the top of the con- ference in basketball. Well. I ' ll be signing off now and see you at spring vacation. Cheerio. Dick. PAX-HELLENIC COUNCIL (Continued from Page 82) aiso maintains a house for sorority girls and its business administration in Xew York City. And if on some third Tuesday of a month you should hear sounds of strife and struggle issuing from Dean Alabaster ' s room, you may conclude that Pan Hellenic is " scientifically " and ••peacefully " settling the contro- versies of our social groups. Alpha Gamma Delta Margaret Rittinger, secretary Margaret Ayres Miss Margaret Servine, alumna member Alpha Delta Theta Eva Sams, treasurer Yelma Hetzel Mrs. Vifquain, alumna member Beta Phi Alpha Arlouine Spooner, chairman Rosalie Teitsort Mrs. Callen. alumna member Theta Upsiion Vera Hansen Ruth Bryant Mrs. Brunig, alumna member Willard Ruth Howe Helen Heiszenbuttel Miss Edith Kulamine, alumna mem- ber Advisory Board Miss Snow, chairman Miss Eleanor Swanson Mrs. J. C. Jensen Mrs. Brandt Oh, you Crescent gals — Call Dr. F. S. Furman 1037 Stuart Bldg. B3211 6123 Haveloek M2125 Get her out and overhaul her! Milton Gates Garage 2820 No. 48th M 2034 12 ANNUAL ANALYTICS (Continued from Page 70) tors and their staffs have succeeded in giving faithful and detailed ac- counts of the activities on the Wes- leyan campus. An administrative policy, whereby each student pays for his Plainsman when he registers, has now guaran- teed the perpetuity of the publica- tion and has assured ownership of a precious memoir for each active stu- dent. I In 1934-35 the editor of the annual introduced an ultra-modern note into the year-book. For several years the publication of annuals in serial form ' has been a topic of interest among editors and publishers. The idea, when adopted as an experiment in several Eastern schools, has proved highly successful, but conservatism has not encouraged its general adop- tion in the universities of the country. Consequently, when The Plainsman of 1934-35 appeared as a serial in three numbers, it was unique among the Middle-western university annual pub- lications, with the exception of the Kansas Jayhawk. Since this type of year-book was favorably received by the Wesleyan student body, the plan , is being repeated in the 1935-36 i edition. Recently the annual received na- tion-wide recognition. The 1934-35 Plainsman was entered in the judg- ing which is conducted under the aus- pices of National Scholastic Press Association and was awarded first class rating. So high was its rating The Plainsman lacked only 60 out of 825 points necessary to have given it an Ail-American standing. Only twenty-two annuals of this division in the United States were given the first- class award. As the date for the publication of an issue draws near, there is one person who is carefully avoided, and that is the editor. No matter what the time or place or social setting, she is sure to approach the helpless student with a gleam in her eye and demand a belated article. To those who are not affiliated with The Plains- man and have not made the editor ' s acquaintance in this manner, let it be known that she is Lois Horn — a junior with hopes of some day edit- ing the Harper ' s Bazaar, — or the Papillion Times. And then few there are who fail to recognize the business manager, Walter VanSkiver, as he leisurely hurries about the campus with his brown folio under his arm. It ' s been said that they really fall for his line — the advertisers, of course! His assistant is C ' het Marshall. Elizabeth Nicholls is the one to whom the editor says. " Do this and that and the other " , and knows it will be done. Besides being an able assistant she is a writer of skill. Margaret Jensen also knows the ins and outs of the " dirt " in the office, her offical title being " assistant to the assistant. " An array of clever, clear thinking, tale-telling columnists contrive to make the annual a publication of the students, by the staff, for the enter- tainment of every one connected with the University. One needs only to flip the pages of the successive num- bers to catch a glimpse of the names and masterpieces of Art French. Betty Barker. Vic Bailey and Roland Enos. Paul Maves. Delmar Nuetzman, Gen- elle Jenkins, Helen Heiszenbuttel. " Tat " Bowman, Lois Connor, Doris Craven, Vera Hansen, Wynnie Lock- hart. Doris Nelson. John Porter. Rod- ney Stoltz, Bob Bader, Bonna Story. Harold Ahrendts. Fran Bliss, Doris Craven. Olga Mary Hitchcock, Emma Jane Yannatta. Bertha Mae Ballin- ger, Anna Skavadahl, Arlouine Spoon- er. and Herbert Stewart, and by draw- ing close you can get a " whif " of the YVillard Wilson-Edson Hubbard con- coction. Others who have helped materially are Virginia Lee Cotton, Lil Gibb, Ruth Howe, Sam Keefer. Dean Lane. Helenlee Schwenker, Edna Souders, Maxine Scott, Bill Benker. and Al- mon Moon. Recognition must go to that hard- working office crew, without which no book could ever get to press. Evelyn Youngquist, being especially inter- ested in annual work, has spent long hours at the typewriter. So, also, have Mildred Rosene, Dororthy Anderson, Ruth Zimmerman, and Earl Linch. Ruth Benzinger. Genelle Jenkins, the Skavadahl twins, and others have spent days that your picture might be placed in the correct section, or your name spelled with necessary e ' s. — take it either way you please. All of you know the man with the little black shawl and the tripod, Homer Mouden. student photographer, who is to be commended for the tire- less pains he has taken to portray Wesleyan life as it is. And to Stan- ley Bimson, cartoonist, goes another gesture of appreciation. Along with the work and the wor- ries of publishing a yearbook come many compensations— the pride and joy of carrying on another of Wes- leyan traditions. Because of these things, may the annual continue in the future to share alike the in- terest of the staff, to enjoy the sup- port of the students, and to com- mand the respect and pride of every loyal Weslevanite. INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (Continued from Page 82) to the council who holds his office until he leaves school. This gives each Thursday of each month in the Dean of Men ' s office. The fraternities have quite behaved themselves lately and no lengthy in- group a Junior and a Senior member in the council. The officers for the coming year are elected at the last regular meeting of the year, and as expected, the Seniors hold all of the offices. This year ' s council personnel has changed since the first of the year. The present council is as follows : Crescent — John Porter. Delta Omega Phi — Hubert Stewart. Harold Ahrendts. Phi Kappa Tau — Dean Lane, Wil- lard Wilson. One group was represented last year which is not represented this year. Because of this, an office is vacant and because Harvey Tomkins resigned this year, there is a vacancy. Th e list of officers given is the list which was to start the year : President — Dean Lane. Secretarv — Harvev Tomkins. BLUE THONGE (Continued from Page 103) a creation of Delmar Neutzman. A machine was demonstrated which changed the old to the young, the lonesome to the popular, a toy dog to a live one, and the uninteresting to the talented. Thus the great body of non-fra- ternal students amuse themselves. form bonds of friendship and loyalty, and work for the highest ideals of the University they love. 113 TIIK WAGON TONGUE The beauty of our world so often flies, With all its lovely, vivid color- To match our changing moods, before our eyes Each day as we go swiftly on our way. We often marvel at a work of art — A sketch, a soim. a poem, or a book. And miss surrounding beauty all the part That nature paints, because we fail to look. We could see splendor in the stars at night. Grandeur in clouds that float across the sky. Magnificence in trees that tower in height. If we could realize what ' s passing by! Each moment brings so much for us to see That we might know how happy we should be. — Yvonne Gavlord. And as 1 paced the turf I restful grew. For then it seemed to me as if I gained In courage and stability. I knew That after all ' twas faith that did maintain The equilibrium of the mighty soul To keep the world within its safe control. — Lavcme Borg. She speaks with laughing eyes so deep of blue And lips so sweet, reflecting roses red. The playful breezes kiss her hair, the hue Of gold. The sight of her most turns my head ! Through meadows green this maid does lightly skip. And all the way she sings both soft and clear. Ah me! with her I would from love ' s cup sip. Should she spurn me, my heart will break. I fear. Oh love, that leaves a burning memory Etched deep within my heart, thy voice, thy vow- Are one enchanting rhythm, breathing how Your love would evermore as constant be As long as there are stars and moon to see. We pledged our hearts beneath the lilac bough, A kiss of consummation on my brow- To seal our love through love ' s eternity. Oh was it all a dream that love was mine? Or did a love that shut all else from sight Provoke the wrath of all the Gods that be? For love is yone : The stars that then did shine The moon that I see through my tears tonight. They cannot briny my lover back to me. — Velma Hetzel. I wandered out into the night, alone. My soul was restless, my mind ill at ease. It seemed that all in vain I had atoned. For in no measure could I reach that place That my heart cried for as a long lost friend. The night was calm and still, and brilliant stars Pierced through the inky blackness a- in send Their rays of comfort to my soul in bars. I op ' d my heart to her this very day When cross my path her feet did chance to go. And beg ' d her with me come in love ' s own way. My love she spurned with scorn, replying, " No. " Although my cup o ' erflows with bitterness My heart beats strong, and it won ' t break, I guess. — Carol Duncan. My eyes are weak — a light I cannot find To guide me through the turmoil of my youth. Xo flash of insight bursts upon my mind To point the way to peace and faith and truth. Yet in this mist of youth through which I grope On paths which those before me all have trod, In spite of doubts and fears, exists a hope — A comfort for us all — they call him God ! His love they say embraces all mankind. His watchfulness is constant day and night. I ' m sure that I. a faithless child, could find Relief from ceaseless care and dearth and blight And freedom from the pain of earthly things Could I but choose t ' i rest beneath his wings. — Dclmar Nuetzman. 114 Come and See Us As Others Have 2 5 c WESLEYAN COFFEE SHOP Next to the Barber Next to the Bank Drs. Taylor Taylor PHYSICIANS SURGEONS 4728 St. Paul Ave. M ?? r ,l Dr. G. L. Butler DENTIST 4728 St. Paul Ave. M2257 L. M . Thomas Son General H ardware Garden Seeds Tools Lawnmowers 2739 No. 48th St. Phone M 2363 R. Crook, M. D. Clarence E. Crook, M. D. Drs. 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The Crete Mills CRETE, NEBRASKA THE PLAINSMAN SPRING NUMBER, VOLUME XXXIV, NUMBER 3 Lois Horn, Editor Walter Van Skiver, Business Mana CONTENTS ARTICLES Zero Hour — Bonna Story Occasionally Speaking — Art French Scrapbook Soliloquy — Betty Barker Meditations of a Maverick — Paul Maves East Side, West Side — Willard Wilson and Edson Hubbard . This Program Is Sponsored — Doris Nelson A Game For Every Girl — Lois Mathers Boys ' Intermurals — Roland Enos Girls ' Intermurals — Helen Heiszenbuttel Hold Intrust — Delmar Nuetzman Political Pandemonium — Margaret Jensen National Phi Kappa Phi Champion — Lois Horn .... Spring Sport — Victor Bailey Purple Arqus — Margaret Bittinger Blue Key — Harvey Tompkins Phi Kappa Phi — Vera Hanson Pi Gamma Mu— Frank Miller Pi Kappa Delta — Elizabeth Nicholls Alpha Gamma Beta — Homer Mouden Psi Chi — Alm.on Moon TAP Presents Premier Production — Virginia Cotton and Rodney Stolt: Senior Sequence — Dean Lane FEATURES Spring Song Old Main Because Ideal Plainsman Ideal Plainswoman PHOTOGRAPHS Cover Photographs — Homer Mouden Big Snob. Old Grouch — Homer Mouden May Queen, Student Prince — Homer Mouden Cotton and Stoltz — Homer Mouden Because — Dole Sponsors — Dole 1 W. A. A. — Homer Mouden Boys ' Intermurals — Homer Mouden Girls ' Intermurals — Homer Mouden Lois Leavitt — Do!e Sports — Homer Mouden ............ Honorary Organizations— Homer Mouden Victor Bailey — Do!e ... Eva Sams— Dole Senior Panels — Dole lois HOftn i.cL-to -Xm. - - - -£ OlflLTiP. VOn SlSIVid 6 t4 yrtjn. . SPRING SONG School will soon be over. Each Ifternoon the Mayo booths are con- tested with collegians supping cokes .nd telling each other how much they lave to do before examinations. Each veiling the darkened campus walks Ire haunted by couples walking arm In arm, subdued by the knowledge •hat soon they will go their different yays and might never see other again. These last few days are so hurried " et so leisurely. Everyone is busy, rat each one seems to cling to the ast moments of companionship. We appreciate, more than ever as he year ' s end draws nearer, the friends we have made during our vork. our classes, our plays, and our mrties. Although many of us do lot realize it now, each person with vhom we ' ve had contact, each houlder against which we have rub- ied, will in its small way change and leflect our lives from its original ' ourse. Intimate friends are prob- Ibly the biggest factor in whether lltimately we succeed in living a iappy and satisfied existence, or vhether we go through life barren ,if its beauty and shorn of its inspira- ion. Favorite proefssors and in- structors have added their greater tnowledge and varied experiences to ur meagre supply, and have placed isionary goals before our eyes. Here we have had this opportu- nity of enriching our cultural appre- ciation and our humanistic under- standing. Years from now we will be better able to look back and see with perspective what we have done with our Talents. Before you go, the editor wants to express her appreciation for the will- ingness and hard work given by the staff. Without just such help, from Dr. Gregg ' s ready copy-reading to Jimmy Bliss ' punning office work, this book would never have been pos- sible. Elizabeth Nicholls Walter Van Skiver Margaret Jensen, " assistant to the assistant " , has had a job few could envy. It entailed everything from arranging picture schedules with vary- ing and elusive groups to feeding the pet ducks. Bill and Coo. Always she has done more than her share with spirit and graciousness. Our hats are off to you, Margaret ! Walter Van Skiver has been a suc- cessful and efficient business manager the past year. He has not only gotten results, but he has been a pleasure to work with. Next fall, with the experience gained this year, he ' ll be doubly sure to do record business. To the new editor, Elizabeth Nich- olls, we wish the best ever for the coming season. She has given her time and her originality with no re- serve in working on this book. She knows the smell of printer ' s ink and the terminology of the engraving pro- cess. She has everything it " takes. " Through the long summer months, while you are languidly putting in your time on tennis, swimming, and picnics, she will be laboriously lay- ing plans for the next book and pains- takingly drawing lay-outs. And while you may be taking a long trip to the lakes to avoid the heat, she will be warmly arguing with engravers and printers about reducing the rates to meet the budget. So here ' s to the Plainsman of 1937! To those of you who plan on com- ing back in September, we say " we ' ll be seeing you " ; to those who will not return, " goodbye and good luck. " We won ' t forget this year at Ne- braska Wesleyan University. 117 o Xj v m a I IV Never can the wind ripple the ivy of Old Main without stirring a response in the hearts of those who step regret- fully yet dauntlessly down the time- worn stairs for the last time as under- graduates. ; 0 Ho To be frank, these annual spring ob stories always hand me a twitch n the larynx, and one pale moon ago lobody could have told me that Vould ever be pouring some gravy ' in the " Last Sad Hour. " And speak- ng of gravy, I ' m willing to bet all he cheese in Switzerland that nobody ver asks me to pour some more. Jur Editor-in-Chief, (who could sell ■ridles to Henry Ford with no trouble t all) inveigled me into this serving, o now she ' ll either have to print this r write one herself, as they tell me hat this Annual goes to press in bout fourteen minutes. Well, Speed vas my Grandpappy ' s middle name ; o let ' s take down our hair and gel mder way. To begin with, as Paul Revere so laively put it. t cm pus iugit and in an iwful hurry, which means, in the King ' s own English, we ' re going to pave you now. Quoting the song raters, " we ' ve had our moments " ; lot bad ones, either, as moments ;o. And now that we ' re all oiled lown and ready to go to roost . . . veil, it kind of dampens my pin eathers. In a little while our Alma tfumsey will be seeing the last sad lourish of our disappearing frocks. jThis may be no whipped cream off .er shortcake, but it ' s an awful letting lown for us. When we sort of hinge lown our noodles for a moment and ake stock of this thing called gradua- ion we salt down like Lot ' s wife. And that, my children, is the sum ind subsance of the subtle plot ittached to this little masterpiece, t is pretty depressing, but, as the ' ones boys tell me, life can ' t be all inging and dancing, and anyhow, no irst class ointment is complete with- out its fly. So we ' ll just face the nusic like stout-hearted Plainsmen nd meet the end with a well set jaw 7 . There ' s something about a soldier . . . well, maybe Pippa was no half rit after all. Speaking of half wits we ' re, taking some mighty sweet things out of Wesleyan this spring. I was noticing only this morning, whilst slunching down in my chapel section trying to dig what looked like a fairly fresh peanut out of a not too fresh Good- bar, that I sit amongst some awfully swell people. Right behind me, for instance, sits (when he ' s there) Geographer Wm. Joseph Ptacek, the original Robinson Crusoe, lover of baloney, sauer kraut and birthday cake, wearing as handsome a pan as I ' ve ever set eyes on. Besides being the flower of Wahoo, Willis is just about the fastest little chore boy that the W. D. H. ever hopes to have. Right beside him, and chortling glee- fully in my ear, is Sweden ' s Littul Christmas present, Buddy Boy Lar- son, packing a better line than Isaac Walton ever heard of. One of these days when Buddy pops his eyes out like that somebody is going to hang an umbrella on each of them. Xext in line is Stoltzey. and right beside him is the Gin he loves to touch. (Tee hee!) (Comb that one out of your whiskers, Bliss.) B O N N A ST R Y Getting up into the Crescent row we find Old Faithful Johnny Porter, hunched a bit from crouching over the senior invitations, but benigh withal. This constant vigil is getting Johnny down so mightily that in a couple of weeks he ' ll be able to close one eye and pass for a needle. As it is, he ' s getting all ripened up for a seige at Green Gables. Oh, yeah — and there ' s Kid Millions Hubbard, one of the lads who taught time to fly, ruffled as a damp hen about something or other, the war debt maybe. Anyhow. I ' ll miss that grin. A bit to the left are the Willard cut- eys — red, brown, black and blonde, any one of whom could hit the front row of the follies with no trouble at all. And speaking of Carter ' s Little Liver Pills, right behind them is Sir Gallyhed Worland, world champion at plain, fancy and miscellaneous griping. Right up ahead is Franny Bliss, with every curl in place and red lips redder still . . . And over to the right is Pete, the original shrinking violet — just another one of the Jones boys, soaked to the cuticle in four or five of Doc Mayo ' s cokes. And the gal coming through with my mail is Big Game Hunter Tietsort, who captures mice with ferocious avidity. Well, all this is getting us nowhere at a surprisingly slow rate of speed. I have not even yet made mention of Wyoming Moon, Lovely-to-Look- At Lane, Prairie Boy Tompkins, Bull Dog Jackman and the rest of the gang. Y ' know, it ' s going to be a pretty large order — getting along without these fellas and gals. Every one of the seventy-two means some- thing to me that I ' ll hate to lose. Meeting them was the biggest thrill I had when I came here. Knowing them has been the grandest part of my being here. Leaving them will be just plain heck. You said it, Eddy — it ' s a zero day! 119 1 OCCASIONALLY S P. E A K I " G f Frances Bliss and Pete Jones. Big Snob and Old Grouch The editor finally caught me while I was dodging between a street car. a taxi, a moving van, and about 2,000 pedestrians going to lunch. She had chased me until my ankles .-mukfd and then nabbed me and beat me blind with a street cleaner ' s broom that she had grabbed in the chase. Well, here goes for the last time this year and so Merry Xmas to all youse guys and gals what read the piddling efforts of a scribbling neophyte. The introductory of Episode II was that we seemed to habitually speaking instead of occasionally speaking. The same still held true the nite of the 01 Snob-Rig Grouch affair in the Auditorium. The old maestro, A. Raymon French, held forth as Col. French for the evening, dispensing noble larges a manner calculated to have good speakers guillotined. Pete Jones, popul: Phi Tau. won the Big Grouch election and Frances Bliss, Alpha De senior, took the Old Snob affair in an easy fashion. The other candidal! for the outstanding honors of the year were Ruth Howe. Willard Ma garet Bittinger, Alpha Gam ; Virginia Lee Cotton. Reta Phi ; and Bett Barker, Bleu Thonge. The contestants in the male division were Harve Tompkins, of the Delt house; Herb Jackman, Bleu Thonge; and Glen Wrigh Crescent. The amateur contest, which preceeded Dean Ally ' s presentation of tr cups to Pete and Fran, was a tight affair. The Willard ' s with a prett snazzy trio copped the blue ribbon and Theta U ' s orchestra took secon place. Before the program started the local talent and the candidates stoo in the wings and flittered and fluttered and chewed their finger nails an tied their handkerchiefs in little knot- and balls. The air was tense wit excitement and I was about slaved on the spot when I asked if a dea duck had flown in and il turned mil to be Rear Cat Wright in a tux In the words of our ever beloved Dean Ally. " The May Fet was a delighful affair. " Held in the Gym because of the black outlook 120 he sky, it was really huge. Wynnie Lockhart as May Queen staggered the liudience with her blond hair and clothes. " Moe " Hawkins looked right table as the Student Prince escort. The rest of the lads and lassies looked inything but mouldy under the instep, as they ankled down the aisle in heir long pants and bustles. . . . Prof. Brandt ' s fair-cheeked, dark-eyed naid tripped the light fantastic about the May pole with the greatest of irtistry. Members were tapped for Blue Key and Purple Arqus and were they lappy. ... On the afternoon of May 2, Phi Tau trekked to Omaha for heir annual Spring Picnic and Theatre Party. It was the outstanding ind most exclusive spring party of the year (I would say that). The gals vhat had bids were simply too thrilled (we hope). About 70 people made he affair and after the supper and theatre party most of the femmes and lommes (Lois looked up French word for men) twinkle-toed at Peony Park. .... The following Saturday a bunch of their copy cats followed suit and rang out their best boy friends and best dresses from the mot h balls. Jome of the last year ' s models were noted, especially Pete Jones, who hung lis pin to celebrate their anniversary. The rest of the Willard party also tad fun at the Elks Club at Omaha. It was a right nice affair, we hope. . . . The gals of the Alpha Delt House were supposed to have thrown a ather pleasing affair (I wasn ' t there and I don ' t know and I asked Van ikiver who was there and he didn ' t seem to know either) (all these parentheses make this look like an algebra equation but really it isn ' t). . . . The Alpha Gams had as favors at their party pictures of themselves on one side and a mirror on the other side, which was the same as saying that if the boy friend didn ' t like the picture he could turn the mirror side over and look at himself This is all and their ain ' t no more. Dawdy Hawkins and Winifred Lockhart, Student Prince and Queen of the May BY ARTHUR R. FRENCH 121 March 7. There was once upon a time a very keen man. His words ran like this: " I ' ll be 200 per cent American and hate everj March 12. - we were driving to Hastings to- day, we saw quite a large sign : " Three miles to Lodi. " Lodi -I ' d never heard of the place and was curious. Pretty soon we came to it. The sign said: " Lodi. Population 8. " Dean Lane hats off to you. We ' re plenty glad to have that State Peace Oratorical Championship. March 13. Mr. Lane, aren ' t you doing things up pretty fast! Congrats on the Ex- temporaneous speaking title! Today, it seems that Miss Mitchell went to history class and what she said was this: " .t doesn ' t make any difference to prosperity whether or not we have tariffs because people can raise their own eg March 14. Theta U. Party. Willard Dinner. Heiz and Hels and Nick won the debate tournament for women! That makes four forensic titles out of the possible eight that have come to Ne- braska Wesleyan University this year. And there are twelve colleges compet- ing for those eight titles. March 16. What a day! This day goes down in history. Diary. The Crescent house was quarantined for smallpox. Smith has the lead in the play Saturday and he ' s inside. It seems that lemon pie goes to the Crescent boys ' heads. If you think Bitty and Palmer used the phone before, just try calling the Gam or Crescent house now! Spring vacation has been moved up and we ' ll get a whole week! The only bad thing about the whole affair is that the play will be postponed. M kch 1 7. French went in sleep in history (lass today and Dr. Barringer said: " That ' s all righl he isn ' t snoring. " lint French, being a self-conscious per- son, woke up to the facl that the world was talking about him and sleepily replied: " I missed the bus last night. " March 19. We gave speeches in Persuasion class today and after one was over Darrell Randall pipes up, in all sin- cerity: " That speech is certainly emo- tional. It makes you it makes you s c R A P B O O K work so she proceeds to see the tow- In her own words. " It took me m minutes. " She didn ' t say anythii about the rest of the minutes. Vacation began today. March 27-Aprii. 4. Diary, I ' m sorry I seem to have i " day-by-day " account for you f these days. But who would want account for themselves while Texas? Did we have fun, or did w Jo and Lois went to get a nice b home cooked dinner and when thi got there, the missionary friends d cided to give them a " treat " — a nath dish from the Philippines. Rice, b nanas. gravy and lots more thing; Nice big home cooked dinner! seems that Porter fixed the flat ti coming home — ask Porter or Dorotr Anderson for particulars. She wasr there, but she knows about it. seems that Lane acquired a wife ( the way home — now who ' d o ' thoug ' that o ' Lane? While we were gone, Fran Bliss w. presented as Big Snob and Pete Jom as Old Grouch. Their picture is pr cious and from all reports, they lookt just as nice as they did in the pictur S O L I L () Q U i feel like you want to be a mother. " Critchfield has a book entitled : " Money and Banking " and the paper cover on the outside is entitled: " The Art of Love " by V. R. Bailey. Not a bad idea! Critchfield tells me that Maxine Marts ' middle name is " Yada " and that at home she is called " The Belle of Stella. " (I always believe in giving credit where credit is due. Sorry ( ?) if you didn ' t want to be quoted, Critchfield.) And speaking of you, Critchfield, reminds me of that book I saw entitled: " The Great Critchfield. " I ' d like to read it some day. Will someone remind me to borrow Critch- field ' s notebook soon? March 20. yesterday, our editor went to judge a contest and arrived too early for Congratulations to you both! The Beta Phi Alpha spring part was the 4th. April 5. Alpha Gam ' s and Tau ' s exchangt dinner dates. ApRir. 6. Scholarship tea for women. Today, it seems, that Dean M Proud was calling roll and he calk Good ' s name : and Cleora, who w. preoccupied, said: " Here. " At chapel this morning, four nit received blankets for four years ■ athletic work — Rodney and Rona Shuman. Victor Bailey and Gler Wright. Plenty nice work, fellow- There were other awards given to ft lows who had lettered less than foi years. We ' re proud of you all. Did I feel silly after chapel— I wei 122 to class about ten minutes late and it was the wrong class ! When I got to the middle of the room and realized that people were looking at me a little oddly. Dr. Callen kindly said : " You may stay and visit if you want to, but you really belong here next period. " Oh — . April 9. Y. W. C. A. tea. Margaret Bittinger gave a lovely recital this evening. She read Barrie ' s " Holiday. " It was ar- tistic and well done. April 10. It seems that Prof. Ely today was telling the class about something in economics and he got this far: " The second point — the second — excuse me, I was looking at Miss Mitchell and forgot what I was going to say. " Outstanding students of the music department gave a recital this evening. April 11. YVillard dinner. April 13. Alpha Delta Theta dinner and meet- ing. April 14. Organ recital. Ida Price, Ruth Howe, Lois Connor, Gordon Martin. cal contest ! Gee, we ' re surely tickled ' April 23. Bertha May Ballinger ' s recital. The way she read that story : " The Glory of the Conquered " was really inspir- ing. It was one of the loveliest read- ings I have ever heard. April 24. Theta U. party. Wilson won the National! — The National Old Line Oratorical Contesl ! Congratulations and congratulations ! That leaves our dear old Almy Mammy heading the list of schools in the Old Line Oratorical Association the largest and oldest oratorical as- sociation in the U. S. Even if it is not conventional to congratulate the teacher, we want you to know. Pro- fessor Miller, that we ' re proud as we can be of that record and of you ! April 21. Pi Kappa Delta initiation and ban- quet. Jo, Lois and Jim Bliss were initiated. Dean Lane was presented the senior award by Professor Miller for having made the greatest contri- bution to the speech d?partment in four years. Congratulations, Lane ! Lane has the distinction of holding for Dependent Children. " Bus Seyler overslept and the crows had to go back for him. At least, that ' s what Bus says. Jo and Lois got so wor- ried about one senior who didn ' t come home, last night, that they got up early this morning and came to school to see what had happened to her. They looked a bit odd when told it was senior sneak day. April 30. Honor recital for undergraduates of private speech. Hannah Johnston, Lois Horn and Edna Souders read. Their work was. indeed, " honor " work. May 1. Winnie Lockhart made a very pret- ty May Queen and Dawson Hawkins certainly is a " student prince. " The May Fete was lovely. High school, or visitors ' day. Delt breakfast this morning. May 2. Phi Kappa Tau picnic. May 4. Isn ' t it odd. that people spend so much time wondering what ' s at the end of space? It ' s like so many things we do in life — looking for something at the end of nothing. BETTY BARK E R Although I didn ' t get to go, I heard it was lovely. April 15. Phi Kappa Tau party. April 17. Crescent party. April 18. " Moor Born " presented. The whole cast, with one exception, were senior TAP members. April 20. Pan Hellenic initiation and dinner at Willard house. Hannah answered the phone this morning and a masculine voice said " Jo? " " Why, hello, Darling! " " Say, I ' m not your Darling — I ' m Rodney Stoltz. " April 23. Wilson won the Interstate Oratori- three state titles - - extemporaneous speaking, debate, and peace oratori- cal. April 21. Something awfully funny happened today, Diary, but I promised not to write to you about it. It ' s about a little freshman who lives at our house. But if you ' d like to know what it is, I didn ' t promise that I wouldn ' t tell you about it. April 29. Senior Sneak day. We w ent to Ne- braska City, Wayne and Omaha. In Omaha, Rosalie Tietsort called her mother, who asked her how she got away without the beta Phi ' s tieing her up. " Well, Mother, we left last night and went up to stay all night with one of the fellows — I mean— well, you see his mother runs a Home We " sneaked " up on this one! May S. Neva Cocklin ' s piano recital. May 7. The juniors think they ' ll start a new tradition — a breakfast. May 8. Theta Alpha Phi initiation and ban- quet. Souders, Drown, McDaniel, Neutzman, Hobson and Tompkins were initiated. Hannah Johnston was elected president for next year ; Lois Horn, business manager ; and Edna Souders, secretary. Psi Chi breakfast. The Academy of Science met here. Tonight the bell rang — and we are certainly proud of it ringing. Lois Leavitt won the national Phi Kappa Phi award! It ' s the first time in many years that the honor has come to mid-western states. (Continued on page 153) 123 This morning the class of ' 36 filed across the chapel platform in solemn pageantry to get their diplomas. The sound of our names called by the registrar, a rirm handclasp from the chancellor, a round of applause shattering the hush of a spring forenoon, and we walked off the stage holding in our hands the little leather booklet that is the domumentary evidence of ( tour years sojourn in college. After a week filled $ A I I i JMA r. S with black-gowned processions, speeches, dinners, con- gratulations, and reluctant farewells, that romantic and cloistered era that we will speak of from now on as " the days when I was in college " , is over. I wonder now if all we gained was worth the price we paid. For some of us it was easy but for others the struggle to stay in school meant shabby clothes trying to be respectable according to collegiate stand- ards; inadequate meals; and sleep lost in trying to hold a job, get passing grades, and sandwich in some fun. Then too there is .the bitterness of defeat and humiliation coming from failure to keep up in the terrific competition for scholastic honor, athletic re- nown, social prestige or forensic fame. Too often the desire for this immediate success surpassed our desire to prepare for genuine achievement in the wider world oi which we hope to be a part. How well or how inadequately we equipped our- selves for living must become apparent with every problem that we will meet. In an age that demands above all that one be versed in the political and social sciences as well as in the affairs of industry we know very little of either. Those of us who took a liberal arts course have no skill we can trade imme- diately for bread although we do have a foundation for the mastery of a profesion. Living in a democracy y 1 l) 1 1 I ( ) i o as we do, we have been given little chance to become practiced in self-govrnment, nor were we a trusted to look after our own self interest. Although many of s T7 a us were earning our way through school it was taken J ■ for granted that we didn ' t want to learn. Classes and chapels were compulsory. Rules were handed down by fiat. | A T TV I? (J IJ Generally they were very fair, intelligent, and sym- pathetic, perhaps even better than any we would have made for ourselves. But now we have no one to herd us into a prearranged pattern. So perhaps we too will have to fall back on the bewildering resimenta- tion of bewildered bureaucrats because we have not been educated to be our own leaders in anything except raising the devil. On the other side of the ledger, one thinks first of the people he has come to know and the friends he has made, the give and take of fraternity life, the endless conversations with their searchings and shar- ing of ideas, many times with the members of the faculty themselves. Then one thinks next of the fun he had and the things he learned in extra-curricular activities. Social affairs gave us manners and polish, athletics taught us physical coordination and how to care for our bodies (discounting the strained hearts and broken knees), forensics trained us in self expression, (Continued on page 153) 124 rii- SUsi. ' s AST: ;? " « % has " 00fi sport but to th, becau ? Bettv V , C ° gn, ' 2ed as » £ ' ' Cuhw ?d tke nat ' on as fhe ,. £ er f s fa 8 scientist b y Now we ran say anything that we want to say. This is the last issue. This is the last year in Wesleyan for yours truly. - ?oes. . . . This typewriter won ' t talk unless the keys ai 1. and this is a ticklish subject you guessed it Don Davis. He ran be heard blocks when his loyal brethren look as if they are even going to give him a working over. And that smiling member was also shrieking, as fourteen others were moaning, when someone read a note ' wrong, and they walked four 1-o-n-g miles out of their way on a hike. Strange that paople would want to hike at that time of the night, but then spring is in the air and then too there are other incentives— or should we say " encouraging factors. " involved. Witzenburg also rod. ' ih re ' and walked back part way. When he not back he said that he didn ' t know what the coat of arms of the Witzenburg family was, but he thought that their colors should be black and dark black: or black and blue. Nicknames that have stuck: Casanova Sevier (the feminine element can tell why they call him that). ' T ' Henry Durham. ' Peanuts ' Van Skiver, (we understand that Evy Youngquist is called by the same name). Buttercup ' Forman. ami ' Salty ' Morton. it seems that on a dark and stormy night a young man was going to jump across Salt Creek. He made a few trial runs-returned to the ' starting line ' ran full speed— jumped— sailed through the air with the greatest of ease and landed in a most undignified manner in the middle of the pond. All right I). Davis, I won ' t tell who it was. Hut -peaking of getting damp, you should have seen Stoltz one noon. Tied to a tree (as near to mother nature as decency would permit) and a hose turned on him. Heiszenbuttel and I agree on one thing— puns are the highest form of wit. and we might add that her little (?) grey, derby (?) is the highest thing on the wit. No. 1 didn ' t mean to insinuate that the derby is funny.— Lane said i t j. 5a d. And 1 wonder what it is about Lane that made him go over in such a big way with all little girls down south. One of them told me that she thought Lane had the funniest accent -That isn ' t an accent— That ' s just the way he wears his coat. Spring: The time when the Crescents mow the dandelions, the Phi Tau ' s massage the lawn and sow urass seed and wild oats. Also the time of the Senior Play. We hear that Bud Kronen refused a part in the play. Seems Scott) i- going to the sunny shores of California, and they didn ' t want to let all those evenings go to waste rehearsing— for the play. No issue would be complete without something about Dillow and Enos — doc- anyone know anything about them:- ' Trying to keep up with the new style of clothes might shorten ' zipper ' Kronen ' s existence. It seems that Bill Kenker walked out of the Omaha Theater and forgot Hazel Calling in the theater. Looks like he sorta missed his calling — There. Otto, be a saw against that — Don you think so? Dame Rumor tells me that Doc Conlee was climbing win • ( o down the fire escape — he slipped — he sent h i s trousers to the tailors and has been taking a pillow with him to (lass. And there ' s t h e theme song of Ruth s I D E Bentzin- ger, " Im(es) in the Mood for Love. " Now. is he, Ruth:- " Stanley looks like ' good ' but Nor- man looks like someone, who. before he grew up, put pepper in grandpa s snuff. Lois Horn had a date ami -aid she was going from Bad-er to worse. Did you know about the Stewart mixup between the Delt and the Tau in the tapping of Blue Key at May Fete? And Paul Bunyan Van Ells won- ders what his fate will be between himself and that Delt and the ' Fifty Mills ' (Nicholls to you). Mistier, after taking a course in absent-mindedness (consult catalog) finally is eligible for the squirrel dodgers club. He was given two theater tickets and he put them in his pocket for safe keeping. Then came the time for the show and no tickets to be found. So while his fair friend waited, Don took his place at the end of a long line. The line moved slowly— finally he arrived at the window, reached in his pocket for the necessary ducats and lo and be- hold there were the tickets. The Gams are now selling text- books. What ' s the matter? Is the machinery of the can opener too complicated for your prospective hus- band-:- ' Recipe No. 357 is ' Kisses ' , No. 338 i- Dates. ' 1 thought that (Continued on page 1531 126 UJ W fe s Spring is here among us. I can tell. I may not be a botanist but nobody can truth- fully say I don ' t love nature. When I woke up last Monday morning I had a portion of every kind of plant that grows within twenty feet of 1 Stephens creek, in bed with me. So thick, indeed were they, that my ! chronic case of Hay Fever hit a new j all time high for so early in the season. All of which means of course that spring is upon us, with its pic- nics both with and without food. But so far, only my friend Charley Herrold and old Maestro Stoltz have heeded her wiley call — and I person- ally suspect that all the plans for their campaign were laid during those long winter months, on a horsehair davenport. But if you ' ll permit a wee meagre dash of sentiment from a senior who ' s reputed not to enter- ' tain a serious thought in his head— this column is going to be deucedly hard to produce — for the old maestro can entertain naught in his bosom but love for all youse lads and all youse ladies — so a bit of hip, hip, and a touch of hidie ho — and me and my ladies are about to finish one of the happiest engagements we ' ve ever had — yowsah — yowsah. So me n ' the lads are a hoping that all you children back home will love old Wesleyan with us. So pleasant dreams. (Thanks Ben Bernie — you ' d have made a grand Crescent). o Really, though, there are a few things Seniors see that all you fledglings haven ' t gotten around to yet. I ' m going to miss E. Glenn ' s " Well, Mr. Hubbard, how many members do you think the House of Representa- tives has in it this morning? " In my sleep I ' m going to hear Mrs. Bishop say, " There ' s too much confusion in the room and may we please have it quiet. ' ' And Dean Alley, " Ten-thirty classes will close at eleven thirty-five with a five-minute intermission. " And I ' m sure Mrs. Brandt means well with her " all boys out of the gym now. " I hope I have a boss who can match Mamie Corns ' " Good morning. " But never mind us, you children; have your good times now and do your meditating that last two weeks of senior-hood. Please don ' t take the foregoing stuff too seriously ; I wrote it just after I ' d asked Barbara Morey for a date and had gotten turned down as per usual. I ' m again happy because they tell me that, the real reason I attended so few basketball games in Denver is arriving on the two-thirty train. Oh, well, don ' t mind. Madam. There are t ill thirty other fellows left to ask you to the Crescent pi;nic. To the Alpha Gam sorority goes the fur- lined overcoat for producing the cleverest favors for a spring party ever seen on the Wesleyan campus. The Willard picnic must have been a tremendous success, because it ' s now one-thirty and Charley Harrold is still sleeping and Squire Dixon isn ' t home yet. I would recommend that Beatrice be reduced to second place among cities sending the largest group of nice girls to the campus (no offense, Ayres and Glenna), and that David City with its repre- sentatives Talbot, Abbot, Dollison, From, and Graybill be promoted to first place. Wonder what the boys back home do for dates during the school year. It ' d really be coup d ' etat for the sorority pledging them en masse. Bus Seyler asked me to publish the statement that he has started a new pledging agency. (I ' m to be first lieutenant.) The fee for the first class rushee— brunettes will be one dollar— blondes only ninty cents because I have a hunch they ' re more impressionable. For recommendation ask any Willard or else write " direct to Miss Elaine Raley— address withheld because she ' s mine. 1 saw her first. The reason I ' m only first lieutenant is because Bus got an invitation to the Willard picnic and I didn ' t. I hear tell that Bill Ray went a dancing ' tother evening and met a par- ticularly delectable-looking blonde and was progressing as well as could be expected until Bill happened to mention that he was from Wesleyan— wherupon the siren immediately demanded to see his prayer-book— all of which made our boy considerably chagrined. Orpheum theatre has lost a lot of Crescent business since Robbins started courting Gardner just across the way , from the " C " house. Lathrop asks the world _ 4 X what ' s the use of paying two bits to see ' em woo on the screen when you can see the real thing by glancing out the window. Gig Diers tells me he has his sur- veying job back again this sum- mer, and to Diers this job is just - one big Glee Club trip. See S Pop Bennett for particulars. Q Here ' s power, my friend. Guess Rev. Martin must never have heard Palmer " and Bitty make the most perfect plans for the future [j over the telephone or he ' d never have raised the ques- (Continued on page 153) V 127 if the finest faculty-sti contacts thrive outside the class room in the associations utricular activities. For hen studenl and professor arc working to- omrnon interests. Professor Ely is idealistic about his sponsorship of the V. M. In fai was insulted when his first question was. -Do you like it ? " He admits that he enjoys it. hut his true reasons for giving it his time are much more They ' re hard to work with. Besides, debaters are hard (in automobiles. Sammy hardly had a fender left when he passed on. The only good you get out of coaching is learning to ride all day six in a coupe. " An orator ap- proached, and the Doctor left with " The only thing worse than coaching debate is coaching oratory. " If them bitter words was meant, the only come-back of the speech department is to turn the other cheek, for " Doc " Many an " extra-curricular hour " is spent in practice. You can under- stand why. talking to Director Roberts and catching the spirit of the department, for they have definite ideas of what they ' re doing. " Sports- manship " may be trite, but they ' re doing things about it ! " Pop " Bennett wasn ' t available for interview, but it ' s easy enough to find out what he ' s doing on the campus by talking to music students. It ' s a THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY DORIS XELSOX worth). He firmly believes that the Y has a place on the campus and is " sympathetic toward the purposes and ideals of YM work. " Professor Ely believes that those who are taking an active part in the Wesleyan YM have an added opportunity to learn to make adjustments and acquire a broader outlook on life in general. With such motives behind his interest, the YM sponsor must truly catch the spirit of the students who wink with him. Mrs. bishop. YYV sponsor, is equally sincere about her work. Nebraska Wesleyan meant so much to her re- ligiously that her interest is centered in that same impression ' s being made mi studenl life now. YW girls are charmed by Mrs. bishops gracious life. She has a fitting personality for is the epitome of all the good things in life to debaters, orators, and ex- tempers. It is she who fires the laggard forensic man with her own spirit of hard work and the desire to win, and when you have a combina- tion such as this, there is no need to ask how the team manages to bring back more hardware every year. And what would recreation on the campus be without the gym? In the Women ' s Athletic Department. .Mrs. Brandt has set about to make the girls ' " Free " moments (if there are such) enjoyable, because of her minor sport program. She ' s happy when, after waiting all afternoon, she finally has to take the equipment away from the sports enthusiasts in order to get home. " Brandt " has so main ' en- unanimous verdict, " He ' s swell! " , in a chorus from high C to wherever basses go. His students idolize him. and serious conversation soon reveals the deep impression made on student lives. Dr. Gregg, the man who cuts the annual articles and gets all the " dope " previously, feels it his duty to keep in contact with campus life. Other- wise, he says, he begins to view his students like so many steers to be fattened on psychology. And then. he added, if the publications turn out to be not so good, he didn ' t have any English-department reputation to lose. He burns many a quart of midnight oil reading copy for the publications to avoid this stock-yard attitude. It ' s duly appreciated by publications and the task she has shouldered. Professor Miller, who works with extra-curricular students in speech, was caught in a playfully responsive mood. " Do you like i oaching debate, and if so. why not ? " " o The debaters in the spei i e pi i led up their ears. The professor i on tinned. " I don ' t like it because of the students who g out lor sech. thusiastic followers that her main battle is with the men ' s half of the department, to get the use of the gym. A good share of the popularity of girls ' -ports goes to Mrs. Brandt ' s own good-natured self. She makes students so welcome that it is no wonder the} like her so well. Who but the football men could tell of the associations in men ' s sports. 128 psychology students. His main Eng- lish peeve is the failure to use the possessive case with the gerund. And because he is such a faithful reader of copy and so liberal in his view- points concerning student likes and dislikes, he has won the respect and everlasting appreciation of the two editors. A GAME FOR EVERY GIRL- AND A GIRE FOR EVERY GAME II " . A. A. With " A game for every girl ' ' ami " Every girl in a game ' ' as their goal, and the lure of the racquet and bow urging them on, the Women ' s Athletic Association of Nebraska Wesleyan University invites every girl who is interested in sports to become a mem- ber. W. A. A. was formed in 1915 with Mrs. Brandt as advisor. Mrs. Brandt, who fully deserves the title of " The Best Loved Teacher on the Campus, " has truly been a friend to the hun- dreds of girls who have been in her department. If a girl who dislikes sports ever enters the gym, Mrs. Brandt finds a sport that she will like before she leaves. Through the time and efforts of Mrs. Brandt, girls who come to Nebraska Wesleyan may participate in golf, hockey, swimming, volley ball, archery, bas- ketball, paddle tennis, shuffleboard, aerial darts, or badminton. And hav? you heard? Mrs. Brandt has almost fifty games which you can play sit- ting down in a comfortable chair — if you ' re afraid of getting mussed up. The girls who belong to W. A. A. are not only having fun on the cam- pus, but they have a great task before them — to foster school consciousness and school spirit and to help promote :the health education of the women cf Nebraska Wesleyan University. The W. A. . has a program of intramural sports. Each sport is iirected by a sport leader whose duty it is to arrange schedules for practices md games, and if you think it ' s ' in easy task, just ask Genelle Jen- BY LUIS MATHERS kins. The girls who have led sports this year are : Volley ball — Geraldine Wyman Basketball — Genelle Jenkins Ping pong— Wynnie Lockhart Tennis — Raedith Atwood Archery — Lois Mather Soccer baseball — Dorothy Morton The W. A. A. cabinet is composed of seven members. The members of this year ' s cabinet are: President — Lois Mather Vice President — Geraldine Wyman Recording Secretary — Eva Sams Corresponding Sec ' y — Maxine Scott This cabinet, with an advisory board whose members are Dean Halbert, Mrs. Roberts, and Mrs. Brandt, di- rect girls ' athletics at Wesleyan. Only rarely do you see a girl wear- ing a " W " . Just ask any girl why! Her reply will be something like this : " Girls really work to get a letter. If we play a game in one hour per- iods for ten hours we receive twenty- five points, and it takes nine hun- dred points to secure a letter, so when you see a girl wearing a " W " , congratulate her for having finished three hundred and sixty hours of sports. For twelve hundred points a girl may secure a blanket. " Wynnie Lockhart is the only mem- ber of W. A. A. at the present time who merits both a sweater and a blanket. W. A. A. awards an intramural trophy each year to the group which secures the highest number of points in the intramural tournament. At the time of this report the Bleu Thonges are leading in points. Th " trophy is at present held by Alpha Gamma Delta. Each girl who is a W. A. A. mem- ber is looking up — looking up to a tiny motto which rests on the wall of Mrs. Brandt ' s office, a motto which embodies the ideals and tra- ditions of W. A. A. First Row: Shipton, Kaimmer, Hetzel, Gaylord, Sams, Jenkins. Second Row: Hitchcock, Lake, Mather, Price, Jensen, Brandt, Horn, Morton. Treasurer — Yelma Hetzel Advertising — Dorothy Morton Concessions Manager — Margaret Jensen. " For when the one great scorer comes to write against your name, he writes not that you won or lost, but how you ' ve played the game. " 129 ROLAND ENOS -A » $ ■ Running true to form, Phi Kappa Tau again walked off with the honors in the wide intramural program this year, thus adding another trophy to their own " tin-can alley. " The squad of twenty-five men who wore the Tau colors came up againsl approximately one hundred representatives from four other organizations, namely, the Crescents, Delta Omega Phi, Bleu Thonge, and the fndep indents. The champions pulled through a hard, fast season of touch-and-pass football, tying the Bleu Thonges for first place, each squad losing only one game. The Delts and Inde- pendents also ended up in a clinch for third and fourth positions. The Taus ( laimed a nel gain of eighty- five points in th • volley ball tourna- ' ■ • " i l he i Iresi ents played a hard game and followed for - cond honors, with a Delt-Independent-Bleu Thonge tie in the other places. The race in the A and 15 classes of basketball proved to be plenty exciting, with the Phi Taus again emerging as victor, their A team going through undefeated, and the B taking but one set-back. The Independents nosed out the Crescents for second place in A. while the Crescents held a 1 i h t lead over the Delts for second position in H. Delta Omega Phi showed their strength when it came to ping pong, as they captured first honors in both classes. The Phi laus and the Independents were deadlocked for the second berth in Class A and the Taus and the Cres- cents for the same seat in the B division. Weary and Talley came out as finalist- in the tournament. Talley emerging victor of the two as champion ping ponger of the school. The Taus came back again in handball, when they tied with the Independents for first in Clas A and 130 won the B set, the Delts making a good stand for second place. Robert? and Somerhalder have yet to play of) the finals for this title. The archery qualifiers proved to be pretty wel split up when it came to hitting the bull ' s eye. In the A group the first; second, and third places went to the Crescents, Delts, and Phi Taus re spectively. The Delts took the 1 class, with the Phi Taus and Cres j cents filling in the next two berths ' The Crescents showed their heels ot the cinders to pull down the to] place. The Taus trailed at a distand for second, and the Delts followec along in third place. When it came to heaving a horse shoe, the Crescents rang the scoW for firsts in both divisions, with tlV Delts and Taus placing second am third respectively in A, and vie versa in Class B. The soft ball rac| (Continued on page 153) HELEN HEISZENBUTTEL C The Amazons of the campus put the proverbial foot down in regard to the male attendance at intramural games this year. At the first of the season the proclamation went forth : ; " Hear ye ! Hear ye ! Yon Herculean youths are hereupon barred as spec- tators at the gladatorial contests this season ! " Immediately there was dis- sention among the brotherhood of men. Xo longer could they share in : the glory of their beloved damsels or know the secret of their athletic charms. They need grieve no more because the tale is about to be told. Only three major events were played off this year, volley ball, ping- pong, and basketball. The Alpha Gamma Deltas and the Bleu Thonges divided honors in all three events. The volley ball tournament was won by Bleu Thonge, and the Alpha Gams were runners-up. Roberta Wall, representing Bleu Thonge, defeated Wynnie Lockhart in the finals of the ping-pong tour- ney. The inter-sorority basketball matches have not been completed to date. However, by figuring up points we can get some idea of the possible championship winner. Each first place nets the winner one hundred points. Each second place gives him seventy-five points. Besides these, twenty-five points are given to each group who has one hundred per cent participation of the event. Bleu Thonge has one hundred points for volley ball and one hun- dred points for ping-pong. Alpha Gamma Delta has seventy-five points for volley ball, seventy-five points for ping-pong and twenty-five points for one hundred per cent participa- tion in the ping-pong tournament. So far in the basketball tourney, the Gams have won all of their games and have two more to play. The Bleu Thonges have lost one to the Alpha Gams. Consequently the indi- cations are that the basketball cham- pionship will go to Alpha Gamma Delta for the second consecutive year. If this is the case, there wi ll be a tie for the intra-mural champion- ship because both teams will have a total of two hundred and seventy- five points. They ' ll have to flip a coin ! The sports directors for the intra- murals have been: Wynnie Lockhart, ping-pong; Geraldine Wyman, volley- ball; Genelle Jenkins basketball; Yida Yermeer, archery; Dorothy Morton, soccer baseball ; and Rae- dith Atwood. tennis. Last minute news as we go to press — Alpha Gams are the Intermural champs! This makes their second consecutive year as cupholder. 131 When o to a puppet show, the actions of the dolls and is apt to forget, being absorbed in watching the performance, thai there are adept fingers above the stage manipulating the strings attached to the dolls and guiding the perform- ance through to a successful conclu- sion. Out of sight behind the scenes of Nebraska Wesleyan University is a powerful force controlling its prog- and combining and integrating its diverse activities and departments into a successfully-functioning organi- zation. This force is our Hoard of Trustees. For the most part we fail to appreciate the service they give and the intense interest they have in the welfare of the university. There are forty men and one unman on the Hoard of Trustees. Being a Methodist institution and under the jurisdiction of the Metho- dist church of Nebraska, Nebraska Wesleyan University has on its Board several members of the Nebraska Annual Conference as well as twelve members elected by the conference as a whole. Seventeen of the mem- bers are elected by the Board itself and two are elected by the Alumni of the university. Eighteen serving on the board at the present time are graduates of Wesleyan. According to a provision of the charter the Bishop of the area, the Chancellor of the University, and the eight district superintendents of the state are ex-officio members of the board for as long as they hold office. These men are Bishop Frederick D. from Wesleyan in 1900, and Reverend Albright in 1907. Of the twelve member.-, elected by the Nebraska Annual Conference, three are elected each year. George M. Spurlock, a lawyer in York: Al- bert F. Tyler, ' 04, a physician in ( )maha ; and Reverend Charles J. Bready of Omaha, will come to the end of their term this year. W. Lee Greenslit, ' OS. of the University Pub- lishing Company in Lincoln ; George A. Knight. ' 14. of the Citizens State Bank in Lincoln: and G. Robert Huston, ' 21, a Kearney lawyer, have another year to serve and Clarence H. Folsom. ' 21. a doctor in Jules- burg. Colorado; R. L. King, a Lin- coln engineer; and John H. " Calvert, ' 25, a Pierce physician, will com- plete their terms in 1938. The three elected last year were Melville D. Cameron. ' 83, a business man of Omaha; Albert L. Johnson, head of the Crete Mills: and Bayard H. Paine of the Supreme Court in Lin- coln. Reverend Walter Aitken. Lincoln; John S. Twinem, a North Platte doctor: Reverend E. Lamont Geis- singer. Grand Island : and Clark A. Fulmer, ' 98, a Lincoln educator are members elected by the board of trustees as a body whose terms end this year. In 1937 John M. Stewart. Lincoln : Reverend Ray E. Hunt. Lin- coln ; Reverend Frank F. Travis, Beatrice; and Reverend George S. Morrell, ' 22, Scottsbluff will complete their terms. Mr. Stewart is a Lin- coln attorney. George H. Gray, a Harry F. Huntington, ' 03, Fairbury and the single woman on the board Laura E. F. Ryons, ' 00, Lincoln. The two members elected by tht alumni of the university are Joseph L. Owens. ' 29. Lincoln and Kennetr H. Dryden, ' 20, Kearney. Mr. Owen; is a credit man and Mr. Dryden ar 1 attorney. - The officers of the board are a; follows: George H. Gray, president: Walter itken, vice-president: W Lee Greenslit, secretary; and Laura Ryons, assistant secretary. Albert L. Johnson, Walter Aitken, Ernest Smith. Clark Fulmer, W. Dale Clark. Oliver H. Bimson. John M. Stewart. Laura Ryons. and Roy N. Spooner are members of the executive com- mittee with Bishop Leete, Chancellor Cutshall, George Gray, and W. Lee Greenslit are ex-officio members of the committee. Three times during the academic year the board of trustees hold stated meetings. At the time of the meet- ing of the Nebraska Annual Confer- ence in the fall they convene at the seat of the conference ; in the month of February they meet at the Univer- sity, and again immdiately preceding Commencement they hold a session. The president of the board designates the day and hour. The future of Nebraska Wesleyan, University rests in the hands of these; men. They are men prominent in the state of Nebraska, and they uphold the ideals and traditions of the uni- versity in their respective communi- ties. Many of them support the II E 1,1) I N T R 1ST BY DELMAR NUETZMAN Leete, Omaha: Chancellor E. Guy Cutshall, Lincoln; Marvin E. Gil- bert, Omaha; Paul M. Hillman, KiaiiMN ; Bernard Johansen, Has- tings : B. (). Lyle, Holdrege : Charles W. McCaskill, Scottsbluff; E. ( ' . Mc- Dade, Beatrice; Roy V Spooner, Lincoln; and William A. Albright, Norfolk. Reverend Gilbert graduated Columbus banker; Reverend Bryant Howe. Omaha; and Rainey T. Wells, an Omaha attorney have one less _ rar to serve than the six members elected by the board last year, These six are Ernest L. Smith. 11, Lincoln; Reverend M. Allen Keith, ' 16, lli- ance; W. Dale Clark, Omaha: Oliver II Bimson, ' 14, Lincoln; Reverend 132 school in a material way by dona- te m , scholarships, helping new stu- dents, and recruiting high-school graduates for our freshman classes; but they all give of their time and energy to further the cause of Ne- braska Wesleyan, and their interest and enthusiasm is a vital force in our academic life. And lo, it came to pass that in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifteen a group of loyal lads and lassies, being interested in the growth and best interests of Nebraska Wes- ] leyan, created an organization to " en- courage all forms of student activities, events, and demonstrations, and act as a medium whereby all inter-class differences may be settled. " To this august assemblage the name College Council was attached. Article Four of the said constitution of the honor- able order announces that the council shall have jurisdiction over all inter- I class relations, shall provide for all class elections, publication elections, FIRST SEMESTER Seniors President .. John Porter Vice President. Lillian Gibb Secretary Margaret Bittinger Treasurer- Willard Jackman College Council Bud Kronen Publication Board Charles Smith Juniors President Margaret Ayres Vice President Glenn Wright Secretary Dawson Hawkins Treasurer ...Evelyn Youngquist Publication Bd Hannah Johnston Sophomores President Oi.ga Mary Hitchcock POLITICAL PANDEMONIUM BY MARGARET JENSEN supervise the annual Freshmen- Sophomore Olympics to be held on the fourth Friday of the first quarter, ' and shall conduct the annual College Night to be held on the evening of the « last Friday of April. But lo, it so happened that back in i the dim dark ages that the College ji! youth decided that the annual college ■night was to be buried — and it now lies without a monument to recall its »; memory. And too, in the year nine- teen hundred and thirty-six, the an- nual Freshmen-Sophomore Olympics howas reduced to ashes and to dust— the ashes to be scattered upon the football field. The classes have long l ! since ceased their combat — and now the esteemed organization, relieved of these three difficult duties are con- fronted only with the task of holding the annual elections. On October 10 the college council presided over the ballot boxes in the usual non-political election of class officers. There was, of course, no •mud-slinging : there had been no Mon- iday evening political sessions, no com- promises — no one had been bruised or bribed or threatened. No social group had a majority of their mem- bers in charge of the polls — and, my children, there was no stuffing of said ballot boxes. Another election at Ne- braska Wesleyan had been carried on fairlv. Vice President Raedith Atwood Secretary . Eleanor Norvki. Treasurer Leonard Paulson College Council Elcena Foland Publication Board.. Margaret Jensen Freshmen President Don Otto Vice President. ...Rosella Trowbridge Secretary David Baker Treasurer Dorothy Campbell College Council Jean Mitchell Publication Board... ...Don Davis SECOND SEMESTER Seniors President Almon Moon Vice President Vera Hansen Secretary Frances Bliss Treasurer Eva Sams College Council. . ...Dale Larson Juniors President Robert Bader Vice President Sanford Stai.ey Secretary. . ...Lois Horn Treasurer Velma Hetzel College Council Ruth Bryant Sophomores President Raedith Atwood Vice President Emily Kaimmer Secretary Emma Jane Vanatta Treasurer Bob Stewar t College Council Genelle Jenkins Freshmen President Barbara Morey Vice President Russell Linch Secretary Madge Young Treasurer Roberta Barnard NATIONAL PHI KAPPI PHI CHAMPION Lois Leavitt Nebraska Wesleyan University is proud to recognize one of the most praiseworthy honors ever to come to a student of this school. This year Lois Leavitt, senior, was awarded one of the four fellowships to collegians in the United States and the Philip- pine Islands. In competition with a chosen member from each of the forty-eight chapters of Phi Kappa Phi, she was given a unanimous deci- sion based on four-year scholarship. This makes the sixteenth fellow- ship to be given by Phi Kappa Phi since the fraternity ' s origin. These have gone to fourteen different uni- versities. Miss Leavitt plans to apply the five-hundred dollar fellowship in graduate work of the educational field at the L niversity of Chicago. Upon graduation from high school, Lois received the Regent and the Church School scholarships. Her three years of work here at Wes- leyan have proceeded on the same basis, for we find on the Registrar ' s records straight As listed after her name. With this substantial basis of knowledge and scholarship, she will make the most of the opportunity offered her in her future work at Chicago. 133 SPRING SIM) R T Net gain for the tennis team is seven shut-outs, with probable Conference Championship. 6-0! It seems to be a habit with thi ' Nebraska Wesleyan tennis tram. Every time a member of the team i asked how they came out in the last match the answer is 6-0! our favor! This proves that the Wesleyan netters have enjoyed the finesl season in the history of the school. In the conference they have de- feated Doane, Midland, York and Hastings, defeating the latter two schools twice. Peru, a non-conference foe. fell before the Wesleyan netters on two different occasions. Remain- ing on the schedule is another match with .Midland. Doane, and finally the Conference match which is to be held on the Wesleyan courts: it is being played too late to print results in this edition. One of the outstanding men on the tennis squad is Luther Powell, a freshman from Waverly. who has been playing as Xo. 1 man. Luther is .i good consistent player and is espe- cially strong on the ground stroke. He will probably continue to be one of the best men in the state during his next three years of competition. Don Misner, a senior and last year ' s tennis captain, is a four year letter- man. He has the strongest serve of any member on the team : in fact, the strongest in the conference. Don ' s pastime off the court is stringing raquets and he is quite skillful at it. Art Barrett is playing his third year of tennis and i one of the best " net ' ' men in the conference, in both singles and doubles. His match with Christ ianson of Doane proved to be one of the closest fought contests this season. " Chuck " Smith also plays good stead_ ' tennis and disposed of his opponents in great style. His playing against York was especially outstand- ing. This is Chuck ' s last season with the -quad. Witzenburg, a four year man, ran into considerable difficulty at Has- tings but managed to do his share toward winning the shut-out match. He has an especially good serve and is a hard driver. In singles Les Brandt of Midland came the nearest to spoiling our record when he defeated Powell 5-7 in the second set after Powell won the first 6-5. The Wavely ace won the last one 8-6 to take the match. As for doubles, any two men may be picked from this squad to form a winning combination. The uieatest doubles opposition was encountered at Hastings when Powell and Wit- zenburg were defeated 6-1 in the first set and were forced to win the next two by a count of 8-6 and 10-8. Misner and Barrett have had little cause for worry with the exception of Doane, who forced the Wesleyan pair into three sets before they could over- take them. Doane and Hastings are expected to give the Plainsmen quite a battle in the Conference meet May 5, but we expect the boys to keep that 6-0 record. Because of the successful season. Coach Roberts is attempting to ar- range a three-day trip in which the ! tennis squad will travel to Man- Conch Farley. Wright. Van Skiver. Ime Menke, K. Randall, n 1 1 ' : ■US Smith. Witzenburg, Bar- rett. Misner. Coach Rob- erts. L. Powell all " net " champions. 134 Richer. Thompsen, K. Randall. Jennum, Bowman, Miller. Arthur and Magnu- son are being shown a neiv " hold " by Coach Adams. urroughs, D. Otto, C. Otto human, Ptacek, Young hat tan, Tarkio, and Iowa State. We all agree that they are deserving of it. Coach Roberts declares that the success of this season has been due to the fine disposition of the fellows and their ability and willingness to work together. With Misner, Witzenburg and Smith graduating, it leaves Barrett and Powell to form the nucleus for another successful tennis season in 1937. Although Wesleyan hasn ' t had the material to make up an all around, well balanced track team this year, they have several of the most out- standing tracksters in the state. Ron and Rod Shuman have gath- ered most of the points for the Plainsmen the past few years, both excelling in the high and low hurdles, the high jump and broad jump as well as running on the relay team. Another outstanding runner is Kyle Randall, a freshman from Fairbury, who is expected to break all records in the 8S0 yard dash. His time is 2 minutes and 2 tenths. Other performers are Burroughs who throws the javelin and runs the 220 and 440 yard dash. Ptacek and Wright throw the discuss and shot. Kopp and Staley are pole vaulters, Menke, Thompson, Van Skiver and Hubbard are long distance runners, and Claude and Don Otto dash men. Wesleyan has participated in three meets thus far, losing to York in a dual meet by a one point margin 66-65, on the Wesleyan track. The twins took first and second in the " lows " and " highs " , broad jump and high jump. Randall won the half mile and Burroughs placed first in the javelin. Ptacek, Wright, and Menke placed in their respective events. These fellows also scored heavily in these same events in a triangular meet with Kearney and Hastings and a quadrangular meet with Peru, Doane, and Omaha. The remaining schedule includes a dual meet at Midland and the con- ference meet at Hastings, when the twins will be winding up a brilliant athletic career, and, along with their mates, will undoubtedly get their share of the points. Wrestling was added to the men ' s athletic department here just a year ago, and considering the fact that this was only the second season, the sport has created a good deal of in- terest and has been very successful. About fifteen men under the training of Coach Jerry Adams, a well-known wrestler himself, have been working. Wesleyan wrestlers have met com- petition from two outside groups, Jerry ' s class at Ag College and a State University class, matches being interchanged throughout the season to provide the Wesleyan men with a chance for plenty of good experience. Our wrestlers have made a fine showing for themselves against other more seasoned teams and collected a total of 71 points as compared with their opponents 83. Johnny Miller sits at the top of the ladder as high point man with IS points to his credit. Richard Ricker comes close behind with 14 ' and Paul Thomp- son with 12 1 j. The men out include Ripley, Arthur, K. Randall, Miller, Ricker, P. Thompson, Benker, Jennum, Bowman, Ptacek, Hawkins, Pierce, Magnussen, and Hayes. The final meet of the season is to be held May 19 at the Ag College. Wesleyan has developed some good wrestlers and has a chance to bring home a few championships. BY VICTOR BAILEY 135 P r R P L E A R Q U S MARGARET B1TTINGER Representing their sorori- ties in a royal way, Eva Sams, Margaret Bittinger, Virginia Cotton, Neval Cocklin. and Vera Hansen meet to discuss the success of the May Fete, the remnants of which may be seen in the background. Possibly they are decid ing also the responsibilities of the girls just tapped. If anyone asks you anything about Purple Arqus, you may save your face b) saying, " Well, you know it ' s a secret organization. " It is a Senior girls honorary society, and if any girl would like to know more about it (bribers ' is out) the only wax is to be a leader in campus activities and get yourself enough " pull " in your so- rority to be elected to the club that wears the little gold quiver of arrows. For the membership is made up of senior girls elected one from each sorority —the best loved girl in the sorority and a potential campus lead- er. The purpose of Purple Arqus is to promote a spirit of good will on the campus and to sponsor worthy activi- ties. Since founded in 1921 Purple Arquis has lent aid in various activi- ties, such as the Vellers of the Brown of which it is sponsor; yet it gives them a free hand. When several years ago there was no one to take harge of a football banquet, Purple Arqus took it over and has situ e as sumed the responsibility for it eat h year. They assist the committee in charge of Home Cumin- each fall, and have been making arrangements for house decorations. The May Fete is the big event of the year of which Purple Arqus is completely in charge, always ably as- sisted by the Women ' s Athletic De- partment and Blue Key. During the ceremonies the identity of the presi- dent is revealed. The officers are kept secret so that each girl will be re- garded equally in the eyes of the cam- pus. It is at the May Fete that the new members who were secretly elected are tapped and formally rec- ognized. According to tradition they are formally initiated early the fol- lowing morning and are entertained at a breakfast by the graduating girls. Purple Arquis from year to year makes plans concerning the activities on our campus, and if they are not Cdiied out that year they are passed on to the new group. One passed on to us was to have a Nebraska-Wes- leyan song book published, with a collection of all school songs. An- other project we are handing on is to find a way whereby campus elections may be made truly democratic. Neva Cocklin has been president for the year 1935-30. Virginia Cottoni secretary, and Vera Hansen treasurer, with Margaret Bittinger and Eva Sams acting as social committee. Neva has written this year a song for Purple; Arqus which you will probably be hearing some time. Margaret was ml charge of the football banquet this year, and Eva Sams was chairman of: the committee for the Mav Fete. The membership is composed of: Neva Cocklin Eva Sams Margaret Bittinger Virginia Lee Cotton Vera Hansen The members who were tapped at the May Fete to serve next year are : Hazel Darby Velma Hetzel Lucille Curtis Irene Caldwell Ruth Bryant 136 BLUE KEY HARVEY TOMPKINS Operating in a legitimate field and serving a definite need is the Blue Key of Nebraska Wesleyan Univer- sity. Dr. J. C. Jordan founded th • national chapter in 1925, which now has seventy-four chapters in th:- United States and District of Colum- bia. The local chapter, which devel- j oped from " Purple Dragon " in 1929, is exerting a worthwhile influence on this campus. The Blue Key, which is an oblong Walden or key charm, is the official insignia of the fraternity. The fra- ternity colors, azure and gold, suggest the motto: " Serving, We Live. " A desire to serve our own college and | our fellow man expresses our own , purpose and ambition. The officers of the chapter for 1935-36 have been: President, Dean Lane: vice-president, Harvey Tomp- kins ; secretary, Stanley Good ; and treasurer. Victor Bailey. The other i members of the present chapter are 1 Edson Hubbard, Bud Kronen, Ber- . tram Arnison and Fred Anderson. Blue Key has been meeting this past year regularly at a noon lun- cheon on the first Thursday of each month at the Weslevan dining hall. Blue Key and Purple Arqus were co-sponsors of the annual Home Com- ing Day ,at which time the alumni of the University were invited back to the campus for a great reunion. The Band Benefit program was promoted by Blue Key. Here money was raised to purchase band uni- forms. Dad ' s Day was acclaimed a great success ; it was planned in coopera- tion with Purple Arqus on the week- end of November 2i. The dads were honored at a special convocation and at various banquets given by the fraternities and sororities, and by the Wesleyan dining hall. The third annual All-University Stag, held December 16 at the city Y. M. C. A., was a very successful event sponsored by Blue Key. Vari- ous means of entertainment such as roller skating, table tennis, swim- ming, bowling, and billiards were en- joyed by the 65 men present. The Y. M. C. A. director remarked to a group present that such an affair would be an excellent example for the national inspector to observe. Blue Key was given a standing invi- tation for future events of the same nature. The Parade of Plainsman Person- alities, a program of all-university talent, was instigated by the 1934 and 1935 Blue Key chapter, hoping that it might become another of the traditions of Nebraska Wesleyan University. Blue Key realized that there is an abundance of talent which had never been brought to the at- tention of Wesleyan students and friends, therefore they chose a pro- gram which would acquaint the cam- pus with some of the talent, though not all talent could be utilized in one evening ' s program. The present chap- ter arranged the Parade of Plains- man Personalities March 7, 1936. Finally, the Blue Key aided Purple Arqus in the fifth annual May Fete, at which new candidates for member- ship were tapped. The following men were initiated by the active chapter : Dawson Hawkins, Robert Bader, Claude Otto, Herbert Jackman, Rol- and Enos, Hubert Stewart, Willard Wilson, Glenn Wright, and Sanford Staley. Stanley Good, one of the most efficient members of the present chapter, will be active in the group next vear. When this group of Blue Keys get together, you know some mis chief is afoot. Here we see Dean , _ . _ , . . „ ■ Lane, Bert Arnison, Harvey Tompkins, Bud Kronen, Vic Ba.ley, and Stanley Cood do.ng some good- natured conspiring— probably about the punishment of their newly elected. 137 PHI KAPPA PHI VERA HANSON Y Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society owes it- origin to ten members of the class of 1897 at the University of .Maine. These students suggested that some recognition be made of scholarly at- tainment. Their proposal met with a cordial response from Dr. A. W. Harris, president of the university, and they were encouraged to organize a society based on the suggestions they had made. The name chosen is composed of the initials of the Greek words, Philosophia Kratei Phaton, which mean, " The love of learning rules the world. " Soon after this. President Harris proposed to the Pennsylvania State College and the University of Tennessee that they unite with the Maine chapter in the establishment of a national society. This suggestion was taken. These three chapters were named the char- ter members of Phi Kappa Phi, which now boasts of forty-eight chapters throughout the United States with 22,500 members. On the Nebraska YVesleyan cam- pus a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was organized on November 13, 1913. At a faculty meeting the following charter members were appointed: Chancellor C. A. Fulmer, Dean F. A. Alabaster, Dean T. E. Howard, Pro- fessor E. S. Brightman, and Pro- fessor E. H. Wells. On March 13, 1914, these members were initiated with Dr. Schreckengast. On April 1, 1914, the first business meeting was held at which officers were elected and the constitution was formed. It is interesting to note that Dean Alabaster was the vice- president of this charter organiza- tion. Records were then investigated for the purpose of electing alumni to whom such recognition was due. Today the total membership of the Nebraska Wesleyan chapter is three hundred forty seven. Phi Kappa Phi elections occur twice each year, in November and in March. Membership is granted to those seniors who have achieved the prime objective of scholarship, held fast to the original purpose for which Wesleyan was founded, and main- tained a unified and democratic ideal- ism for education. This year ten eniors gained this coveted honor. Twenty-one of the faculty members belong to Phi Kappa Phi. meetings this year. Dr. Arnold, of Lincoln, will be the speaker. This year Phi Kappa Phi meetings have been significant because of the fact that many invited guests have been present. Every member is eager First Row: Ruyle, Howie, Dolson, Sloniger, Hopper, Clark. Second Row: Slaughter, Leavitt, Wiley, Weary, Underkofler, Hanson, Cocklin. Third Row: Miller, Booth, Bishop, Sehuyleman, Barringer. Fourth Row: Gregg, Hunter, Alabaster, Deal, Jensen. The initiation is a very impressive service which will never be forgotten by any members who take part in it. It is on this occasion that initiates receive their ribbons, pins, and cer- tificates. During the year several interest- ing programs have been given. The November meeting was conducted by Miss Hopper. Her subject was The Transmission of the English Bible. In January, Professor Howie gave an illustrated talk on Telling Time in All Ages. The April meeting was in charge of Miss Sloniger. She read an interesting paper portraying the lives of Schubert and Schumann and the type of music they composed. Under the direction of Miss Slon- ecker piano, violin, and vocal selec- tions were given, illustrating the works of these great composers. The annual banquet will be held at the V. W. ( ' . A. building, on May 2. . thus culminating the series of 138 to acquaint underclassmen with the aims and purposes of this organiza- tion and to interest them in its acti- vities. Student membership: Lois Leavitt Neva Cocklin Vera Hanson Ella Haubold Marion Weary Vida Yermeer Grace Slaughter Alice Wylie Leonard Witzenburg Frank Miller Faculty membership : F. A. Alabaster G. A. Barringer Mrs. Ethol Bishop Ethel Booth E. G. Callen Rose Clark E. Guy Cutshall G. B. Dolson (Continued on page 154) PI GAMMA MU FRAXK MILLER In the spring of 1924 the germ of a national social science honor society sprang into being in Winfield, Kans., under the direction of Leroy Allen, and before the end of that year, the society of Pi Gamma Mu was estab- lished. This society has grown until it is one of international scope with one hundred and forty-three chap- ters. The purpose of the organization is summed up in its motto, " Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. " This purpose is accomplished by the inculcation of the ideals of scholarship, scientific attitude and method, and social ser- vice in the study of all social prob- lems. In order that all fields of society might be studied, social science is used in its widest sense to include sociology, anthropology, economics, commerce, business administration. law, political science, history, geog- raphy, ethics, religion, education, psy- chology, philosophy, and biology. All of these several branches make con- tributions of knowledge for th» solu- tion of social problems. Membership in Pi Gamma Mu is limited to juniors, seniors, graduate students, alumni, and instructors, who have attained to a high degree of scholarship and have distinguished themselves in the study of social science in colleges and universities in which chapters have been established. The official journal of the society is Social Science, a quarterly maga- zine which contains collections of find- ings in the several branches of social science that bear upon the solution of all human problems. These collec- tions consist of research articles, poems, stories, book reviews, and chapter reports. The Nebraska Wesleyan Univer- sity is fortunate to have a chapter of this society upon the campus. One finds, as he looks over the minutes of the meetings during the years since the installation of the chapter in 1926, that this " Nebraska Alpha " chapter has been an active organiza- tion. One hundred and eighty-nine students have been initiated into this chapter. The members who have gone out from this University have made enviable records. The teach- ing profession has claimed the largest percentage, but other fields of en- deavor are also represented. Our members can be found from the rock- bound shores of New England to the sunny slopes of California. Our chapter should be proud of the fact that Chancellor E. Guy Cut- shall is one of the Associate editors of the Social Science journal, that Professor E. Glenn Callen is governor of the Nebraska Province, and that Professor Claude J. Shirk was one of the original charter members, be- ing chosen as a member at large. The executive duties of the " Ne- ■ as chology. " The meeting in charge of the His- tory department took up the problem of " The United States and Latin America. " In this meeting Myrl Ed- strom gave a book review of Haring ' s South America Looks at the United States, and Jay Roberts reported on Stuart ' s Latin America and th : United States. " Population Problems " was the theme used by the Sociology depart- ment. Two speeches and a book re- view were given. Rodney Stoltz spoke on the subject, " The Fact of a Stationary Population, " Lillian Jacobey had for her subject " The Effects of a Stationary Population, " while Fred Anderson reviewed the book. Mankind at the Crossroads. r F -y J i a m. ■ tfl F m ( • ••J First Row: Corns, Hardin, Ely, Nicholls, Horn, Lockhart, Bell. Second Row: Wiley, Sloniger, Smith, Bruning, Slaughter, Nelson, Stoltz. Third Row: Gregg, Alabaster, Moorman, Rosene, Vermeer, Dodrill. braska Alpha " chapter this year are vested in a council consisting of three faculty members. Professor Claude J. Shirk is the senior councilor (Presi- dent), Miss Zazel Sloniger the secre- tary-treasurer, and Roy I. W. Ely the councilor. During the past year, five interest- ing meetings were conducted. The one in charge of the Psychology de- partment was held in the evening, at which time Dr. F. M. Gregg gave a resume of his doctor ' s thesis on " Overt and Incipient Responses in Orientational Preception, an Experi- mental Contribution to Response Psy- The Geography department based its theme on some practical work they had been doing in map making. The topic, introduced by Dawson Haw- kins, was " Conservation and Land I ' tilization. " This was followed by a discussion of the difficulties in ob- taining base maps, ably handled by Wilmer Shirk. Harvey Tompkins told of the procedure used in local surveys, and William Ptacek gave a summary of conclusions drawn. The last meeting of the year was in charge of the Economics depart- ment. Two phases of modern (Continued on page 152) 139 With four firsts in State Championships, and two firsts in Nationals, the Forensic squad " threw down their cards " at the season s end. We seriously considered naming this article " Forensic Frenzy " , but Willard Wilson, Men ' s National Oratorical Champion. since there are many frenzies that are not forensic, and since most for- ays are frenzied anyway, it was deemed good logic to use the present heading. And of course you know that good logic is the first requisite of debaters, orators, " extemp.-rs " , and even sometimes of punsters. The very first foray quite admir- ably started the 1935-36 debate sea- son, thanks to Randall and De- Garmo, First crack out of the box — or we should say, " first card out of the box " — these Sophomores, known to the world of Journal isls as Oliver Jh Cuiiiii . and Rrverill Randall, won first place in the Dana debate tour- ney. But then with Jim Bliss as financial adviser and moral guardian, how could they lose;- ' The Southwes er i t- urnam mi ' , he " 1 each December in Winfield, Kan as. marked the first foray of th ■ season for the six debaters of the Senior squad. Sammy Hall, laden with seven people and their boxes contain- ing the facts aboui Lie growing power ot the Supreme Court to declare laws unconstitutional, bounced merrily over 300 miles of the rougnest roads in Kansas. Upon arrival in Win- field, the men s team, in the bent forms of Wilson, l ' orter, and Lane, siowly and tenderly rolled out from the front seat, and in due time Misms Nelson, Heiszenbuttel, pillows. Coach Miller, blanket, hats, Miss Nicholls, and debate boxes were extracted, in order listed from the back seat. Is there any need to state here that rid- ing seven in a Tudor Chevy coach was the first thing to be declared uncon- stitutional? In spite of the fact that Miss Miller finally persuaded one judge at Winfield that " Miss Nelson really does have a good brain, " it seemed that the other judges be- lieved that Miss Nelson and all the rest of her fellow debaters possessed merely average brains, because Wes- leyan brought home no silver cups from that tournament. However, one very significant piece of hardware was won. Wilson, Porter, and Lane, the winners in men ' s debate in the 1934 Southwestern Tournament, voted to demote themselves from the Winfield Champs to the station of Winfield Chumps. Accordingly. Mr. Lane was awarded a shiny tin cup from a nearby hardware store in recognition of being Master Chump. One other event distinguishes this trip. Somehow or other, the pre- sentation of carmeled apples and a comic greeting card to the women of the group gave Xels, Heisz. and Nick the title of the " Three Little Pigs. " The next foray came soon after the Winfild trip, but this one was ora- torical in nature. Late on the night of December 13 the Victory Bell on Old Main told you that Willard Wilson had won first place in (In- state Old Line Oratorical Contest. The debaters will tell you that this victory meant the consumption of countless cups of coffee and the keep- ing of most unusual hours on the part of Wee Willie and Miss Miller. Betty Barker, entering the state contest in women ' s oratory, took second with the oration entitled " White Carna- tions. " This oration was destined to become famous in the annals of Wes- leyan ' s forensic history. A debater might be consistent in his arguments, but seldom is he con- sistent in the directions in which he travels. After resting up from the southern Kansas trip, th- Senior de- bate squad started north for St. Paul, Minnesota, on the last of Feb- ruary. Riding seven in Sammy now having been declared unconstitutional, Heisze went north on the train. It is rumored that the wedding ring which she prudently had put on the proper finger for protection on the train ride was hurriedly disposed of when the first good-looking salesman came aboard. The rest of the group stopped enroute for a debate with the Grinnell University team in Iowa. It was in this fair city where the de- baters, who are also quite talented singers, picked up " Rose Marie. " I n- Betty Barker, Women ' s National Oratorical Champion. 140 PI KAPPA DELTA BY ELIZABETH N.CHOLLS fortunately, they couldn ' t get rid of her for the rest of the season. But she wasn ' t lonesome, for " Beautiful Lady in Blue " put in her appearance a day later and proved to be just as much of a vocal leech. Ask any of the six who attended the St. Thomas and St. Catherine forays up in the cold, cold north why the phrase. " Snow use, " became so popular and appropriate. The next two weeks saw many long hours, puckered foreheads, flying pens, and intimate little forays just among the Plainsmen. On the twelfth of March they started west, determined to beat Nebraska gen- erally and Hastings College particu- larly in the State tournament h Id at Hastings. Of course Sammv Hall made the trip. But more thri that. Shasta had returned to the fold ! Hooray! That meant that D:an and Mrs. Talley were back with us again, plus a Doctor ' s degree and a dandy son. Dear old Shasta. (You know. — Shasta have gas, Shasta have oil, Shasta have tires, — ). And then there was a dark horse from the village garage which conveyed the Sophomore and Freshmen men. Four- ; teen people represented Nebraska Wesleyan in the State Tournament. Willard Wilson, John Porter, and Dean Lane entered in Men ' s A De- bate, and Helen Heiszenbuttel, Doris Xelson, and Elizabeth Xicholls iv Women ' s Debate. Dean Lane and Willard Wilson represented us in Men ' s Extempore. These two, still not having enough to keep them busy, entered in another event apiece, Lan in the Peace Oratorical division and Wilson in the Afterdinner Speaking contest. Two Men ' s B teams en- tered. One was composed of Darrell Randall, Oliver DeGarmo, and James Bliss, and the other of Melvin Bow- man and Marvin Feyerherm. Wes- leyan was represented in Women ' s Extempore by Lois Horn and Hannah Johnston. Since no one of thirteen people who competed in the State tournament had enough leisure be- tween their frenzied contests to re- member anything about them, we ' ll consider only the results. First of all. Feyerherm and Bowman immortal- ized Itch, who, it was discovered, was none other than the boy with whom the}- stayed. When Bowman hadn ' t seen his host once in all one day. and someone remarked that he ' d have " to scratch around to find Itch, ' ' it was just too much. Bliss. Jo. and Lois, who had always been liked, proved to be not such good scouts after all. But they were duly for- he won first place in State Peace Oratorical and taken another first place in Men ' s Extempore Speaking? All in all, the}- felt so happy that SEYEX of them overrode the Supreme Court ' s decision and came home together in Sammy Hall ! Another two weeks saw the same activity as did the preceding two. but with an increased tempo. On the morning of March 27, ten Plainsmen headed southward again, this time to The squad is about to declare pun ' .ng unconstitutional. given. Randall became the man of the hour, with his dime-store girl, with his acceptance of a Leap- Year proposal from Jo with the aid of the whole squad, and with his generally " Romesque " ways. And WHAT a combination Willy, Virginia, and the new. gray Ford make. The squad dinner at the close of the tournament assumed the general aspects of a merrymaking. Every one present quaffed sparkly ginger ale from the women ' s newly-won State Debate Championship cup. for the Three Little Pigs had in some measure jus- tified their existence. Jo Johnston had placed second in Women ' s Extempore speaking. Dean Lane had added $50 and a silver cup to his tin cup, and exchanged the title of Master Chump for Master Champ. After all, hadn ' t go beyond Winfield, through Okla- homa City, past Dallas, and finally to arrive at Houston, Texas, the scene of the national Pi Kappa Delta convention. Houston, Texas — the symbol of the highest forensic foray that a college student can compete in, the realization of the forensic dreams held as underclassmen, and the last intercollegiate competition for four members of the squad. Orators Wil- son and Barker, plus Extemporists Lane and Johnston, plus Porter and the Three Little Pigs arrived in Houston via Miss Miller in Sammy Hall and Lois Horn in Anny. Be- cause Lois was so generous with her car as well as with her time and energy, the journey was made doubly pleasant. That week spent in the (Continued on page 152) 141 ALPHA GAMMA BETA BY HOMER .I O DEN In the far distant past, (according to the present student ' s concepl of the past — namely, in 1908). a group of camera enthusiasts organized themselves into the first and only camera club on the Wesleyan Cam- pus. Alter continuing as a camera club for three years, the desire for a more inclusive organization led to the ex- pansion of the group to include those physics students who could meet the scholastic standards adopted by the newly remodeled club. In 1916 the Physics Club went Creek and adopted the name " Alpha Gamma Beta. " Now, believe it or not. these three Creek letters have a special significance for the initiated members of the organization. Of course, the non-members can only wish that they knew what the special significance is. And to those who would ask, we reply, " I am afraid that you will have to study Physics and become a member of the club, for that is one of the club s?crets. Of course there is no real reason that it has to be a secret except that all organizations must have some secrets, and that was a good one with which to start. " The fundamental purpose of Alpha Camma Beta is to aid its members in the promotion of interest in fields pertaining to Physics, and to keep its members abreast of the rapid ad- vancement in those fields. This is accomplished by special reports, papers, or lectures presented by vari- ous members of the club. Such special investigation into new phases of the subject nut only brings the material to the attention of the mem- bers of the organization, but also gives those members reviewing the material valuable experience in the presentation of papers before critical, intelligent groups such as they will contact when out of school. Alpha Gamma Beta meets the first and thin] Tuesday of each month, or whenever a meeting is called for a spe ial reason. The present year ' s club activities have included such things as a trip into the heavens via the telescope, a review of a new type of vacuum tube, a discussion of pho- tographic equipment, and then, that one " night of nights, " the initiation and the dinner. The electrifying ex- periences of the neophytes and the subsequent expressions on their faces furnished interesting entertainment for those members to whom have been previously revealed the secrets of the organization. For example, Frank Dav or Marvin Magnuson are tion will afford are worth those awe- inspiring few mintues in which the, fellow members become acquainted, with " your innermost feelings. " Some of the members who have survived the ordeal have graduated and now have gone on to make a name for themselves and for the Physics Department of Nebraska ' Wesleyan University are : Professor Paul F. Martin, ' 22. Muskingum Col-. ' lege, Xew Concord, Ohio; George A. Knight, ' 14, Lincoln; C. W. Sharp Physics Club inspecting the power plant. capable of very active entertainment without even a moment of prepara- tion or thought. However, the very delightful dinner as the guests of Professor and Mrs. Jensen couldn ' t help but appease the feelings of the newly initialed. Alpha Gamma Beta members all look back with great pleasure upon tin ' evening spent as the guests of our club sponsor. To those members yet to come, Alpha Camma Beta expresses the hope that you will furnish as good fun at your own expense as did this year ' s neophytes and that you will then enjoy the fun of watching those who will follow you. However shock- ing tin ' revelation of the secrets may be, the pleasures to lie derived and tile benefits that the group associa- ' 26, Aeronautical Engineer, Long Isi land; Professor C. P. Keim, ' 27, Yort College; Ira Williams, ' 18, news; paper publisher, Pawnee City ' The present club membership con sists of Homer Mouden, President Leonard Cole, Vice President; Mar ion Weary, Secretary-Treasurer; Id; Price, Margaret Bivans, Lois Leav itt, Leonard Witzenburg, Richan ' Martin, Cordon Martin, Willarc Jones, Wayne Palmer, Vyrl Swan Orville Lewis. Donald Johnson. Wal ter Van Skiver, Martin Brasch, Rob ert Beebe, Francis Breeden, Geralij Carne, Frank Day. Don Misner, Hu licit Stewart, Rex McNickle, Olive Schock, Arthur Hosick, Marvin Mag; niison, Raleigh Ripley, and Professo J. C. Jensen, Club Sponsor. 142 P S I CHI BY ALMON MOO.X Psi Chi is a national honorary society in psychology whose mem- bership is drawn from students of ihigh standing in university depart- ments of psychology. It was founded as a national organization September ,4, 1929, during the Ninth Inter- Inational Congress of Psychology at New Haven, Connecticut. But local group interest in psy- chology antedates the national so- ciety. In 1920 Professor Gregg or- ganized a departmental club which had become by 1929 an alert, active organization. It was this manifesta- tion of interest and alertness which brought to Nebraska Wesleyan an in- vitation to establish a charter chap- ter of the national society. The in- vitation was promptly accepted and our school chapter joined with chap- credit or registrations for at least a minor in psychology, and the quality of his work in the department must be in the upper third. To qualify for membership in the Associate group a student must be registered for at least twelve hours of psychology. He must rank in the upper half in subjects other than psychology and in the upper third in psychology itself. The society ' s objective is twofold : first to advance the science of psy- chology itself through special study and research ; and secondly, to en- courage and maintain the scholarship of the individual members in fields of academic interest other than psy- chology. It is not enough to mention Psi Chi merely, for almost synonymous with it is that well known and popu- Fifst Row: Cotton, Haverland, Bittinger, Lockhart, Clay, Caldwell, Wiley, Moser. Second Row: Dr. Gregg, Arnison, Hamilton. Smith, Ahrendts, Axford, Schuyleman, Ham. Conover. Third Row: Stoltz. Bowers, Smaha, Roberts, Borg, Hobson, Wood, Cocklin, Hinds Fourth Row: Keefer, Nuetzman Lewis. K. Randall. R. Stewart, E. Hubbard. Zimmerman. ters from other colleges and univer- sities in a psychological adventure. Psi Chi membership is divided into four groups, known respectively as (1) Active (2) Associate (3) Honor- ary (4) Alumni. The functional stu- dent groups are the first two, Active and Associate. To qualify for active membership a student must have lar organization called the Psychology Journal Club. The latter is strictly a local organization and is in a sense the initiatory degree for Psi Chi. To be eligible for membership in this club a student must have taken at least one course in psychology with a grade of " B " or above, and be reg- istered for one or more additional courses. The purpose of the Club is to discuss current psychological top- ics and to stimulate interest in the science of psychology. These Clubs meet regularly in joint session on the first Thursday night of each calendar month. Programs consist of reports by students on special topics and studies, as well as addresses and illustrated lectures by prominent persons in the field of psy- chology elsewhere. In the past year many interesting and worthwhile pro- grams have been given. Of special significance among these was a lec- ture by Dr. Walton (University of Nebraska), on " Mental Hygiene " ; and added to that was a very fascinating movie in natural color of an actual human brain operation exhibited by the surgeon who performed the opera- tion. Dr. Hohlen of Lincoln. Dr. Abbot, of Minden, Nebraska, dis- cussed the promotion of human growth through the us? of endocrine gland capsules : and Dean Talley, of Nebraska Wesleyan, gave a summary of his studies on vocal and somatic shifts in addressing a large group as against a small one. The red letter date for the budding psychologists of Psi Chi and the Psychology Journal Club fell on a drizzly morning in May — the 8th to be exact. The occasion toward which all looked and for which all (well, practically) sacrificed blessed mo- ments of sleep was the annual PSI CHI BREAKFAST in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Gregg. A program of unusual interest was given by Ber- tram Arnison. Helen Heiszenbuttel, Rodney Stoltz, Ruth Howe, and Del- mar Nuetzman. And how well one remembers the coffee on that morning — delicious in quality and abundant in quantity — with Adella Conover as chef. (Continued on page 154) 143 TAP PRESENTS PREMIER PRODUCTION BY VIRGINIA LEE COTTON AND RODNEY STOLTZ T l ' a word original to the Wes- leyan campus is the cause of many inquiries from incoming freshmen and an alphabetic trio that recalls many delightful times and signifies much hard work to many of the older dramatists. Theta Alpha Phi is the legal name of the national honorary dramatic fraternity to which we re- fer. Our chapter is Nebraska Alpha. How do we know this word is original with us? Both Homer Mouden and Mis Miller will vouch for the fact that it was not used by any other delegate or officer at the National Convention held in Chicago this year. This is surely a typical picture of TAPsters. Ours is one of the most democratic student groups, composed of many types of people, all of whom have learned to take an order as well a- give one. Let ' s just look at this picture a minute. There are Hannah Johnston and Delmar Nuetzman — and we might imagine them rushing to a rehearsal of " The Black Flamingo, ' in which they played leading parts. Looking up, we see our director, Mrs. Frances Goodhue Loder, con- sulting with Margaret Bittinger. No doubt they are talking over a set of stage plans Margaret has drawn up, or deciding about the color scheme for one of the sketches. Mrs. Loder has been toasted many times by the students she directs, but we cannot toast her enough. TAP undertakes a big task when she as- sumes the running of a four-play sea- son, and the director of such a group must know her work thoroughly, be far-sighted, daring, make important decisions, and stand by her convic- tions. Above that she must be able to add that dramatic flare and artistic touch to the productions. We hope Nebraska Alpha will never lose her. Up at the top of the steps is Homer Mouden. We might say " Homer and his Camera " ' just as we say " Mr. Dinglehoofer and his dog Adolph. " Homer ' s chief delight is snatching un- expected pictures at our informal TAP parties. His chief function is that of technical director, and in this capacity he has been indispensable. The place he leaves will be the hard- From Left to Right: Johnston. Nuetzman. Barker. WitzenbuiH, Mrs. Loder, Bittinger, Mouden, Souders, Professor Miller Horn, Hobson, Bliss, Ballinger, Cotton, and Stoltz talk over their last play. 144 .st for TAPsters to fill next year. Edna Souders looks like a very ross student director trying to get the cast to work. Edna makes an excellent student director, however, as she demonstrated in her work on " Moor Born. " Miss Miller is present — as she always is for TAP business. She vvorks as hard for TAP as she works her orators and debaters. Often we realize our dreams only because Miss Miller gives inspiration and has deter- mination. Lois Horn and Margaret Hobson are deep in thought. Perhaps Mar- garet is telling Lois that the budget won ' t stand such an extensive adv er- tising plan, even though it looks promising. There Frances Bliss stands with a poster under her arm, asking Bertha Mae Ballinger how the lines on " Moor Horn ' ' are coming. Next, the two who teamed together in " Confident Morning. " Leonard Witzenburg played Major Roger Ken- dall, and Betty Barker impersonated Isabelle Ashton. Both gave star per- formances. Betty also played Char- lotte Bronte this year, and Witzen- burg has been assistant business man- ager. Kroggie is correcting Lee on her lines again. (Don ' t you believe it- she ' s probably telling me!) Rodney Stoltz was president of TAP this year and has played varied roles. He was the Reverend Bronte in " Moor Born, " and another Reverend in " Confident Morning " — then, to show u he isn ' t too pious, he played a brig. " " d ' s part in " The Black Flam- ingo. " Virginia Lee Cotton is a past president of TAP, and this year has portrayed Emily Bronte in the last play, and Madame Bodier in " The black Flamingo. " Ruth Howe, Wesley Sevier, and Charles Smith didn ' t happen to he on the steps when the picture was taken but you know them anyway. Ruth was the impertinent Martha in " Moor Born, ' ' and the mother in " Confident Morning. " Smith ' s best At rehearsal oj cne oj the season ' s most successjxd plays, the dramat ' .c story oj the Bontes, Moordorn. portrayal of all times was that of Branwell in " Moor Born, ' ' although we also remember his Count Cagli- astro in " The Black Flamingo. " Sey- ler has been business manager this year, and it evidently kept him so busy that he neglected acting. Our other faculty member is Dean Talley, who was at one time technical direc- tor for Nebraska Alpha. Three of the members elected this year are not in the picture, either — Roger Drown, Lester McDaniel, and Harvey Tompkins. Aside from their acting, these men have been valuable on stage production. We have some definite advances this year. Perhaps the biggest was our daring to have a premier pro- duction. Long, serious discussions about the advisability of doing it ' began some time before school ' started. The playwright began his work then, too — and Miss Miller !began advising and revising. It be- came a reality, then, on November 23 at 8:15, when the first curtain rose on " Confident Morning " , dra- matized by Matthew Turnbull from the novel by Stanwood Pier. " The Black flamingo " , spectacular .mystery drama opened the season. The play is notable paricularly be- cause it used one of the most finished sets we have had. This played on October 26th. On November 23rd followed " Confident Morning. " Our icomedy was " Green Stockings, " in which Vivian Cuming and Jarvis McDowell played leading parts. Sev- eral undergraduate members of the Players did commendable work in this show. The curtain opened for it on January 18th. The season ended with the historical drama, " Moor Born. " The play was tragic — depicting the lives of the Brontes of Haworth. All but one of the cast were senior TAP members. The cos- tumes on this play were made by the Players, and are our permanent property. No doubt one of the jolliest affairs on the campus is our annual Initia- tion Banquet, which formally closes our season. Six were initiated : Roger Drown, Margaret Hobson, Lester McDaniel, Delmar Nuetzman, Edna Souders, and Harvey Tompkins. At this same time new officers were elected. Nebraska Alpha of Theta Alpha Phi is happy to announce their executive heads for the conrng year: President. Hannah Johnston Vice-President and Secretary Edna Souders Business Manager Lois Horn The technical director is yet to be appointed. This event closes our formal sea- son but TAPsters have an " informal season " , too. The dates of this sea- son start at about 1 1 .00 on the night of productions, after the order of " strike the set " has been carried out. The memory of these hours is the most cherished among TAP ex- periences. Our chapter was the first of Theta Alpha Phi in this state. It was in- 145 stalled at Nebraska Wesleyan in 1923. when ten Wesleyanites with histronic interests became Thespians. We are now thirteen years old, and have twenty active members. Twelve of these, however, are seniors. And now to introduce you to all the Plainsman Players — hard-working club members, many aspiring to make TAP. and helping to keep Ne- braska Wesleyan on the collegiate map and to make our play season one of the best in the state. Harold Ahrendts, Sterling Amiot,, Gordon Axford, Dorothy Anderson, Arlouine Spooner Anderson, Gladys Anderson, Bertha Mae Ballinger, Betty Barker, Margaret Bittinger, Phyllis Benson, Frances Bliss, Bill Benker, LoRee Bowers, Preston Childress, Hazel Calling, Lois Con- nor, Virginia Lee Cotton, Donald Davis, Roger Drown, Elcena Foland, Margaret Hobson, Lois Horn. Ruth Howe, Helen Heiszenbuttel, Hannah Johnston, Eleanor Judkins, Margaret Jensen, Mary Kirkpatrick, Russel Linch, Lois Lehigh, David Mickey, Lester McDaniel, Homer Mouden. Ruth Neitzel, Doris Nelson, Delmar Nuetzman, Wayne Palmer, William Rabe, Toby Randall. Wesley Seyler, Anna Skavdahl, Pearl Skavdahl. Esther Shipton. Charles Smith, Wal- lace Smith, Edna Souders, Rodney Stoltz, Harvey Tompkins, Bruce Van, Emma Jane Vanatta, Jurene Van- atla, Leonard Witzenburg, Alice Wylie, Madge Young. Ruth Zim- merman. Victor Bailey, a rood loser and a 5 race- fill winner. . . Eva Sams, a democratic coed a n d a skilled violin artist SEN [OR SEQ UENCE DEAN LANE " Out of sight, out of mind, " some- a disappointed lover. I imagine) once discovered. Attempting to re- call preceding classes. I find that this tragic philosophy applies even to the mighty seniors. Being un- usually modest, the class of ' 36 grants you permission to put us out of mind along with the year ' s " hook larnin " as soon as commencement is past, but while we ' re still in sight we insist that you do deep obiesance to our renown. There is a tendency, particularly among the flippant junior ranks, to hesitate about this knee bending business . The next 150 pages (if the editor doesn ' t cut some) will be de- vi Med to a recount of the accomplish- ments of the seniors, so that when you are done reading the weight of our achievement will bring you to your knees in spite of yourself. The best beyond any shadow of doubt in feminine pulchritude, mas- culine aptitude, and epicene char- acter, personality, spirituality, and what have you. hied itself one Sep- tember morn in Anno Domini MCMXXXII to the Nebraska Wes- leyan registrar- and waited in line the rest of that morning for registra- tion cards. Although unused to this college racket, these freshmen called upon their unlimited resources of in- nate abilities and were able to cope successsfully with the intracacies of majors, minors, requirements, and elect ives. They so impressed the administration that it decided to get some permanent record of such un- common brain power : so a series of tests were given. The harvest moon had already started its deadly work. to say nothing of teas and water- melon feeds: so the records show a median score only four points higher than the average of other schools and only two points higher than the score of the previous year. Tt is generally conceded (among the seniors) that the potential ability is far greater. however. After a flurry of class and chapel attendance, book and green cap buy- ing, and election of officers, the im- portant business of Olympics was given attention. The sophomores realized the type of competition they were up against and they wasted so much energy trying to talk them- selves out of the contest that they had none left when the day of days finally arrived. The frosh scored an easy victory. This athletic ability stood the class in good stead throughout the year, the girls " often calling it into use to ankle down to the Cottage for a three hour coke, and the boys utilizing it in formal athletics. Members of that immortal freshman roster made their letters in the bang em and beat it sport, the heave and hope competition, and just plain track. Writing, music, dramatics, foren- sics — all proved easy fields for con- quest. Knowing that ability breeds responsibility and willing to accept the burden, the freshmen took up the crusade for a noble cause, outfitting the band with uniforms. That ' s where it started, children. — just read the minutes. To give the necessary social balance, the customary after- library and week-end activity re- ceived its full share of attention. In spite of all these demands, time was still found in the spring for a class theatre party, two bus loads attending. Some unpredictable and unexplain- able event occurred during the sum- mer of 1933. and when the class re- turned in the fall we found ourselves -ophomores. Some of the old fam- iliar faces were gone from the ranks, but our hearts were made glad In- seeing them filled with promising recruits from Cotner (poetic, eh wot?). After looking over the old -tamping grounds, we proceeded to lay plans for doing a little stamping on a group of callow upstarts who had assumed the title of freshmen. It ' s surprising what a year of college life does for these women. A lot seems to depend on the way thev get their workout. The sonhomore men verv capably handled the year- ling men by winning a majority of events, even defeating the well- seasoned frosh in the flag pole rush. • but the sophomore women were utterly routed by the strong limbed freshmen Amazons. Because of the , good showing made by the class as a whole, the seniors decided to over- look the athletic failings of our women (and I hasten to assure you that the failure is confined to ath- letics) and take the class on a picnic. And so we went. We had the hang of things " by | now, " and when the year ended we were well represented in the various ] activity and honor organizations. Lack of brawn didn ' t interfere with our coeds ' amatory pursuits — in fact, a few people were known to express appreciation for its absence. Our men continued their use of brawn in athletics, and in addition to letter- men in various sports we furnished co-captains for the football team and captains for the basketball and tennis teams. Time marches on ! The next scene -hows the actors on the stage as juniors. They are garbed in the habiliments commo n to collegians and have the appearance of capable but not too certain and willing but not too naive young men and women. They move about from one group to another, engaging in all the activi- ties shown. The first scene shows Senior recognition in which the juniors attend the upper-classmen as they are formally acknowledged as seniors by the administration. This scene is formal, serious, hinting of the impending future. We shift to a gay. light-hearted, carefree scene, senior sneak day, with juniors im- peding senior flight and singing lus- tily as they occupy the senior section at chapel the next morning. The last scene shows Honors Day. an occasion which has always seen mem- bers of the class represented, but which this year is more than ordi- narily important. Three years of activity have placed classmates in (Continued on page 154) 148 SENIORS Anderson, Frederick N., Greenwood Pi Gamma Mu, Blue Key, Oxford Fel- lowship. He says, " Right always justifies itself. " Anderson, Olive Aucock, Greenwood Pi Gamma Mu. People (ike her for her shyness and reserve. Arnison. Bertram Stanley, Douglas Blue Key, Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club, Oxford Fellowship. His caricatures are the life of a class. Bailey, Victor R., Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Blue Key, Football, Basketball, Plainsman staff, Ideal Plains- man. Liked for his friendliness, admired for his sportsmanship. Ballinger, Bertha Mae, Lincoln Theta Alpha Phi, Bleu Thonge, Plains- man Players, Pi Kappa Delta, Y. W. C. A. An imaginary artist whose medium is drama. Barker, Elizabeth, Lincoln Theta Alpha Phi, Bleu Thonge, Plains- man Players, Pi Kappa Delta, Oratory, Wesleyan staff, Plainsman staff, Y. W. C. A. Her efficiency would reward her, but she doesn ' t have to wait on efficiency. Bell, Joseph Willard, Lincoln Pi Gamma Mu, Oxford Fellowship. His earnestness should earn him a just reward. Bittinger. Margaret, Clarks Alpha Gamma Delta, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Purple Arqus, Pan- Hellenic Council, Psi Chi, Wesleyan staff, Psychology Journal Club. She successfully divided her attention between a Crescent and a flat. Bivans. Margaret Mary, Boulder, Colorado Theta Upsilon, Alpha Gamma Beta, Or- chestra, String Ensemble. When she takes a bow in hand, the audience responds. Bliss, Frances Jane, Elmwood Alpha Delta Theta, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Y. W. C. A. Presi- dent, Editor of Wesleyan. A Big Snob with no snobbishness. Bruning. Olga Eunice, Bruning Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Pi Gamma Mu. Her friends say she ' s a grand sport. Childress, Preston, Schuyler Football, Wesleyan staff. We ' ll never forget his four- year loyalty. Cocklin, Neva Mildred, Wauneta Willard, Purple Arqus President, Phi Kappa Phi, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, Band, Orchestra, String Ensemble, Psychology Journal Club. Ivory beneath her fingers, the Willard crown upon her head. Cotton, Virginia Lee, Lincoln Beta Phi Alpha, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Psi Chi, Purple Arqus, Y. W. C. A., Plainsman staff, Psychology Journal Club. Again she ' s about to take a title role. Craig. Evelyn. Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Unobtrusively doing her best. Crane, Bernice Genevieve, Blanchard, Iowa Y. W. C A., Band, Orchestra. The conservatory would be lost without her notes. Craven. Doris V., Exeter Willard, Yellers of the Brown, Wes- leyan staff. Plainsman staff, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A. A fastie on the typewriter and a smoothie on the campus. Critchett, Hong Adams, Lincoln Oxford Fellowship, Psi Chi, Y. M. C. A., Band, Psychology Journal Club. Some people get their certificates before their degrees. Daily, Dorothy- Marie, Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Chorus, Women ' s Glee Club. The keynote of her life is A sharp. Druliner, Ross D., Benkelman Men ' s Glee Club, Quartette. Six feet leave the quartette. Fink, Arlyne, California Y. W. C. A. There ' s courage in the sparkle of her eyes. Gibb, Lillian. Shickley Willard, Wesleyan staff, Psi Chi. Reformation is not her social ideal. Giles, Leroy Hubert, Pawnee City Band Director, Chorus, Oxford Fellow- ship, Psychology Journal Club, Psi Chi. Y. M. C. A., Orchestra, Men ' s Glee Club. Too bad we can ' t have more space for the Pride of the Plainsman. Hanson, Vera Grayce, Oak Theta Upsilon, Pan-Hellenic Council, Purple Arqus, Y. W. C. A., Wesleyan staff, Plainsman staff, Band, Orchestra, Phi Kappa Phi. Willingly she works and skilfully she plays. 149 SENIORS Hardin, Gladys Starkey, Lincoln She ' s industry ' s echo. Haubold. Ella Lillian. Palmer Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A.. Phi Kappa Phi. You ' d have to stay up all night to get ahead of her. Howe. Ruth E., Omaha Willard, Pan-Hellenic Council, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players. Psi Chi, Plainsman staff, Psychology Journal Club. We want to know howe she does it. Hubbard. Edson, Edgemont, South Dakota Crescent, Blue Key, Basketball, Track, Plainsman staff, Psychology Journal Club. Engaging personality — not engaged! Jackman, Willard. Grant Crescent. His interests usually show a good re- turn. Jacobey. Lillian Earline. Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Plainsman Players, Chorus, Women ' s Glee Club, Pi Gamma Mu. Quiet poise is her distinction. Jones. Donald Frank. Ecottsbluff Delta Omega Phi, Y. M. C. A., Wes- ley an staff. He prefers walking to riding. Jo nes, Willard E., Wymore Phi Kappa Tau. Alpha Gamma Beta, Yellers of the Brown. And u e all said he ' d never stumble on a line! Kennedy, George Edwin, Fremont Y. M. C. A., Chorus. " The day of reckoning draws nigh. Kronen, Leif Christian, Omaha Crescent. Blue Key. College Council. Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club, Y. M. C A Ask him about " The Tie That Binds. " Lane. Dean, Alma Phi Kappa Tau, Blue Key President, Pi Kappa Delta President, Debate. Oratory. Extempore, Pi Gamma Mu, Plainsman staff. Psychology Journal Club. Inter- fraternity Council President, Y. M. C. A. A misogynist unto the end. Larson, Dale. Wahoo Phi Kappa Tau, Football. Basketball. She believes in the religion of hard work. Larson, Violet Irene. Holdrege Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Bud can surely center attention. Leavitt, Lois Earlene. Lincoln Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A.. Pi Gamma Mu, Alph a Gamma Beta, Phi Kappa Phi. A scholar who made the victory belt ring for scholarship— National Phi Kappa Phi champion! Lewis, Orville. Fairfield Alpha Gamma Beta His red hair is his flag of friendliness. Lockhart, Winifred. Crete Alpha Gamma Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, Plainsman staff, W. A. A., Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club, May Queen. Vivacious and fun-loving, she brings laughter with her. Martin. Gordon M., Lincoln Bleu Thonge, Orchestra. Bleu Thonge will miss its energetic president. Mattley, Melba, Ansley Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A , Chorus, Wo- men ' s Glee Club. With song and jest she livens up a tl rear y day. Maves. Paul B., Burwell Oxford Fellowship, Blue Key. Pi Kappa Delta, Psychology Journal Club, Plains- man staff. The sincerity of his convictions wins eventual respect. Miller, Frank, Exeter Oxford Fellowship, Pi Gamma Mu, Psy- chology Journal Club, Pni Kappa Phi. His great expectations are fulfilled. Misner. Donald Eugen-, Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Student Manager Ath- letics, Tennis. What a racket he has! Moon, Almon Ernest. Sheridan, Wyoming Crescent, Oxford Fellowship, Psi Chi, Plainsman staff, Psychology Journal Club. One time when " moon " stands for schol- arly dignity. Mouden, Homer, Lincoln Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players. Plainsman staff, Alpha Gamma Beta President. Y. M. C. A. He ' I! be the most missed man next year. Porter. John R„ Seward Crescent. Pi Kappa Delta, Debate, Plainsman staff, Intel-fraternity Council. It doesn ' t pay to short-cut. fl Pi ■?, 7 ji%a 5 v ■ xAX 150 SENIORS Ptacek, William, Wahoo Phi Kappa Tau, Football, Basketball. Smiling " Joe, " a favorite of three letters. Robbins, Gordon B., Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau. They say robbins are a sign of spring. Sams, Eva LaVerne, Lincoln Alpha Delta Theta, Purple Arqus, Pan- Hellenic Council, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, W. A. A., Orchestra, String Ensemble, Violin Trio, Ideal Girl. She ' ll be instrumental in someone ' s hap- piness. Schilke, Elliott W., Daykin Delta Omega Phi. Courteous service is yotirs. Scott. Maxine. Wymore Willard, Women ' s Glee Club, Plainsman staff, Wesleyan staff, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A., Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club. Where there ' s a will, there ' s a way. Seyler, Wesley L., Alma Phi Kappa Tau, Theta Alpha Phi, Busi- ness Manager Plainsman Players, Foot- ball, Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club. The gods m ' .ght well envy his smile. Shuman, Rodney D., Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Fooiball, Co-captain of Basketball, Track. One half of the famous ath ' ete twins. ' t Shuman, Ronald E., Lincoln Phi Kappa Tau, Football, Co-captain of Basketball, Track. Should we ditto him? Slaughter. Grace Blewfield, Lincoln Y W. C. A., Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi. She ' s not one to kill time. Smith, Charles L., Lincoln Crescent, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Business Manager of Wesleyan, Tennis. We ' ll think of Chuck and his sophisti- cated Ayres. Anderson, Arlouine Spooner, Lincoln Beta Phi Alpha, Pan-Hellenic Council President, Plainsman Players, Wesleyan staff, Plainsman staff, Psi Chi, Psy- chology Journal Club, Y. W. C. A. And we said she ' d never do it! Stoltz. Rodney, Ord Phi Kappa Tau, Psi Chi, Men ' s Glee Club, Theta Alpha Phi President. Plainsman Players, Pi Gamma Mu, Plainsman staff, Psychology Journal Club. Fate touched me with a little TAP. Story. Bonna Lucille. Butte Beta Phi Alpha, Y. W. C. A., Pi Ga mma Mu, Plainsman staff. This time it ' s not " The Old, Old Story. " Taylor, James W., Gurley The Gams will miss Jimmie ' s singing. Tiestsort, Rosalie Alice, Omaha Beta Phi Alpha. We ' ll be willing to bet her pupils like her, too. 151 Tompkins. Harvey Alfred. Inman Delta Omega Phi, Blue Key, Interfra- ternity Council, Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club. Plainsman Players, Men ' s Glee Club. Assistant Editor of Wesleyan. " The best is yet to come. " Turnbull, Matthew Mair. Lowell, Mass. Blue Key, Wesleyan staff. Matt ' s Scotch by nature, not practice. Vermeer, Vida Naomi, Sterling Trie ..a Jps.lon, .fi Uamma Mu, W. A. A., Y. W. C. A., Phi Kappa Phi. Goals are easily reached by her. Weary, Marion Maxwell, Virginia Delta Omega Phi, Alpha Gamma Beta, Phi Kappa Phi. He belies his name. Witzenburg, Leonard Noble, Omaha Phi Kappa Tau, Theta Alpha Phi, Busi- ness Manager of Plainsman Players, Alpha Gamma Beta, Basketball, Tennis, Phi Kappa Phi. Witzy plays the line like a whiz. Worland, Maurice, Lincoln Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Men ' s Glee Club, String Ensemble. He shuts the wor ' .d away in music. Wylie, Alice Ada, Winside Bleu Thonge, Psi Chi, Pi Gamma Mu, Y. W. C. A., Phi Kappa Phi, Psychology Journal Club. A student and a collegian— a rare com- bination. . IMA All (Continued from page 139) .inks were taken up by two of Professor Ely ' s students. Edward Fiddock gave a report concerning " Consumers ' Cooperatives, " and Wil- lard Jackman discussed " Sales Taxas. " The following faculty members lie- long to l ' i Gamma Mu: ]• ' . A. Alabaster G. A. Barringer E. G. Callen M. E. Corns E. G. Cutshall R. W. Deal Roy Ely F. M. Gregg Robert Hardin B. E. McProud ( ' . J. Shirk Zazel Sloniger Eleanor Swanson The present student m. mbers are : Joe Bell ■ rma Clay Durward Schuyleman Ered Anderson Olive Anderson Lois Leavitt Wynnie Lockhart Erank Miller Vida Yermeer Alice Wylie Olga Bruning Lillian Jacobey Dean Lane Grace Slaughter Bonna Story Mable Dod ' rill Mildred Rosene Lois Horn Charlotte Moorman Marjorie Smith Elizabeth Nicholls Loren Tmes PI KAPPA DELTA (Continued from page 141) Sunny South meeting collegiate de- baters, orators, and extempnrs from the four points of the compass will be held among the favorite memories of the debaters ' days at Nebraska Wesleyan. There was that rather quiet tenseness between contests, there was that hidden anxiety for the orator pal, and there was that studied calm with which opponents for the next round of debates were met. But these things characterize every for- ensic tournament. Non-forensic things happened, too. No one will forget the big darky on the Texas short-cut who directed us to take " ev ' y let " hand turn ' cept the last one. " There were sea-food dinners, fresh from the Gulf of Mexico only oO miles away. It hasn ' t been settled yet whether the hot pepper garnish at a Houston restaurant was a hot- house product or came from a heat- ing plant. High honors for punning were divided between Willie and Heisze. For instance, when a poor little bug met sudden death on the windshield of Lois ' car, Wilson re- marked, " And the little bug said, •That ' s me all over ' . " And when Heisze blundered into a pier while visiting the Gulf of Mexico and got a splinter in her forehead, .she de- clared that it certainly ruined her ap- pi tv-ance. And swimming in the Gulf was the thrill of thrills! When the week at Houston was completed, Wesleyan had triumphed again. Han- nah Johnston went to the semi-finals in Women ' s Extempore. Willard Wil- son competed in the final contest of Men ' s Oratory. Finally, Betty Bar- ker had been judged the best woman orator in the nation, and in recog- nition of that honor was awarded the silver loving cup of Pi Kappa Delta at the Convention banquet. A few weeks later Willard Wilson traveled to Chicago, where, by virtue of his state victory in the fall, he competed in the Interstate and Na- tional Old Line Oratorical Contests. Once again the Victory Bell rang out for Willard Wilson and Nebraska Wesleyan. The natives heard it ring- ing for thirty-five minutes, and they were glad, for Wilson had won first place in the National Old Line with his oration entitled, quite appropri- ately, " Willard Wilson. " The word " Finis " was thus written to Forensic forays for 1935 -36, as excellently finished as they were excellently be- gun. The annual forensic banquet was held in the Lincoln Hotel. Special guests were Chancellor and Mrs. Cutshall, and Miss Ruth Butcher, a past president of the local chapter of Pi Kappa Delta. On the basis of ability, sportsmanship, and accom- plishments the Nebraska Alpha chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, the national honorary forensic fraternity, elected four new members this spring. Three members-elect were initiated just preceding the banquet. The total membership includes: Members-elect : Marvin Feyerherm Melvin Bowman Oliver DeGarmo Fraternity : James Bliss Lois Horn Hannah Johnston Proficiency Darrell Randall Special distinction: Doris Nelson Helen Heiszenbuttel Elizabeth Nicholls John Porter Dean Lane Willard Wilson Betty Barker Faculty Dean Talley Professor Miller Frances Goodhue Loder Chancellor E. Guy Cutshall Dr. E. Glenn Callen Coach John Roberts Each year an award is given to the Senior in Pi Kappa Delta who has brought the most honor to Wesleyan and also has given the most devoted service to the squad throughout his college career. At the banquet this distinction was awarded by Miss Miller to Dean Lane, President of Nebraska Alpha. Lane ' s fine co- operation and leadership have been greatly appreciated by his colleagues, and his Debate. Extemp, and Ora- torical victories have won him recog- nition throughout the state. Two firsts in national contests, four firsts in state contests, one first in an invitational meet, besides various second and third places — all these victories point back ultimately to one person, Professor Enid Miller. Because she is a first-class teacher and coach, and because she is a true friend and a constant inspiration, she has won the devotion of Nebraska Wesleyan speech students for the past ten years. Her friends and the vic- tories of her students are more de- scriptive of her character than any- thing one could print in black and white. With Professor Miller and Dean Talley as coaches next year. there is every reason to expect another successful season of forensic forays and forensic fun, stretching from one part of the country to the other. 152 SCRAPBOOK SOLILOQUY (Continued from page 123) May 9. Alpha Gamma Delta spring party. Alpha Delta Theta party. Willard picnic. Bleu Thonge party. May 10. Today is the day with the sweetest sentiment of the whole year. Rev. Johnston of Westminster certainly gave an impressive sermon this morn- ing. May 12. Dorothy Dailv gave her senior r p- cital. May 15. Beta Phi all night party. Quadrenniel Nebraska Wesleyan Nomination Convention — and was it a wow ! May 16. Crescent picnic. Delt picnic. May 17. Theta J Senior breakfast. May 19. A recital of ensemble groups — the orchestra, string ensemble and girls ' glee club. May 20. Virginia Lee Cotton read ' Alary of Scotland. " It was plenty nice work. This annual will go to press before the year is finished — and I ' m glad, for if I had to write about it all being : over, Diary, I believe I just couldn ' t. There ' ll be exams, Phi Kappa Phi . banquet, Baccalaureate, senior play, I oratorio, alumni banquet, and then ; commencement. For some of us, four years are over — four of the happiest years we have ever known. And now, " We ' re Wes- leyan ' s and Wesleyan is ours whether we like it or not " as a student of several years ago said. And it always will be so. " The old order yields way to the new. " I ' ve never known the full meaning of that before — I ' ve never before been " the old order. " But Wesleyan, thanks — thanks a thousand thousand times for the friendships, inspirations, knowledge, good times you ' ve given me. I shall always be grateful. " Wesleyan, I love you. " BOYS ' INTERMURALS (Continued from page 130) is left in the air. the Crescents being undefeated and the Taus having lost one game. When the final reckoning for all the events had been made, the Taus were found to have a sixty point margin over second place, collecting a tally of 590; the Crescents, 530; and the Delts coming in third with 495. This intramural program planned by Coach Roberts entered five or- ganizations competing in eight dif- ferent sports. All men on the cam- pus were eligible to participate in any of the events, and about on- hundred and twenty took part. Twain felt about the Atlantic Ocean when he first saw it in all its magni- tude — the big ships floating on it — the breakers rolling in to the beach — the vast expanse of water. He said. " Boys, I think she ' ll be a success. " EAST SIDE (Continued from page 126) the date came before the kiss with a Gam. Dedications in the book are No. 349 to Homer Mouden ' Hermit Cookies ' , Doris Nelson dedicates No. 346 ' food for the Gods ' to a senior of last year. While No. 177 ' shrimp salad ' is dedicated to Wallace Smith. Ayres, rush chairman for Alpha Gam- ma Delta requests No. 217 for Chuck Smith. ' Date Loaf. And here I thought all the time that he was a working man. And fast ? He finished- a two semesters news job in half that time. Chuckle : Someone put a mouse trap over the light switch in the Tau dorm, and then unscrewed the light bulb. Crescent Spring Party. (Censored) I feel about this annual as Mark meditat;ons of a maverick WEST S DE (Continued from page 127) tion of youth ' s inability to look into the future in his Mother ' s Day ser- mon. Well, I guess I ' m about through. You ' re right, Fran Bliss, I do love ' em all — even your Phi Taus — n ' let me say now-, if any of you fellows happen to be bumming around this summer and you stumble up into God ' s country, we have an extra bed n ' two more dishes than we abso- lutely need at home. That ' s an in- vitation and just because I happened to mention the Taus, don ' t think that excludes you, Mr. Delt, even if you did win the kittenba ' l game. Well, as I said, I ' m s;oing back up into South Dakota and help ' em celebrate the Armistice. I have a white Palm Beach suit good as new, and one pair of very bright slacks I ' ll trade for three pair of good overalls. Please let me know, because Dad says that any man ought to be willing to go to work after a four-year vacation. Well, I ' ll be back in 1950 to give the Founder ' s Day speech — so until then —I ' ll bet I make my million before you. (Continued from page 124) while dramatics gave us ease in public. Finally one thinks of the desperate and unappre- ciated efforts of our instructors who struggled to give us a better command of English, the ability to reason logically, an historical perspective, a widened appre- ciation of our cultural heritage, and an insight into the technique of research and scholarship. In the main we have only ourselves to blame for what we gained or lost. With this for our working capital we face the future, — a future that shows every prospect of being hard, dangerous and insecure, in the midst of a social order that seems to be in flux. But most of us are already used to all that. Now if we can only keep from becom- ing complacent and refuse to be dumbly acquiescent, if we can hold that keen, eager, questioning spirit, if we can separate ideals from illusions, if we can retain a great enthusiasm checked and balance In- suspended judgment and thorough analysis, if we can remain the apostles of liberalism and exemplars of the richer life in our age, then our education will not have been in vain. J ' 3 I ' M CHI (Continued from page 143) ACTIVE PSI CHI MEMBERS Harold Ahrendts Bertram Arnison Gordon Axford Robert Hell Erma Clay Adella Conover Virginia Cotton Hong Critchett Mildred Ellis LeRoj Giles Vaughn Ham John Hamilton Ruth Howe Winnie Lockhart Almon Moon Durwood Schuyleman Weslej Seyler Rodney Stoltz Arlouine Spooner Anderson Harvey Tompkins Alice Wylie ASSOCIATE PSI CHI MEMBERS Henry Alpre- Margaret Bittinger Mary Irene Caldwell Agnes Haverland Helen Hei-z?nbuttel Doris Nelson Maxine Scott Clarence Smith JOURNAL CLUB MEMBERS ONLY Phyllis Benson Laverne Borg LoRee 1 lowers Neva Cocklin Helen Cowley John Neil Craig Norman Good Paul Harvey Esther Hinds Margarel Hobson Edson Hubbard Hannah Johnston Frances Jordan Bud Kronen lie! Reefer I )ean Lane Warren Lewis Delmar Neutzman Frank Miller Idseph Olewine Kyle Randall I. (lis Roberts Ann Skavadahl Josephine Smaha Beryl Schuyleman Marjorie Smith Randolph Stewart Ruth Zimmerman Yerla Wood PHI KAPPA PHI (Continued from page 138) R. W. Deal F. M. Gregg May Hopper J. M. Howie A. V. Hunter T. C. Jensen Enid Miller B. E. McProud C. J. Shirk Zazel Sloniger Eleanor Swanson Mrs. Laona Underkoffler Pauline Slonecker OFFICER- President Guy Bailey Dolson Vice-President Zazel Sloniger Secretary May Hopper Treasurer. ... J. C. Jensen Corresponding Secy ..G. A. Rarringer SENIOR SEOUENCE (Continued from page 148) every branch of work. Lettermen in major snorts and captains in basket- ball and tennis are announced. Mem- bers and officers in honor organiza- tions receive recognition. A theme for the occasion might read. " Initial honors granted with expectation of greater ones. " And then we were seniors. These pages show names, pictures, and words denoting achievement. So many things cannot be put there. Things humorous, things sad : things important, things trivial: things novel, things trite: but all of them ne essary to define the word ' ' senior. " A review of those deserving men- tion for special ability would mean a roll-call of practically the entire class. Some few have received un- usual honors. We claim an excep- tional student in Lois Leavitt. who was granted one of the four scholar- ships given each year to selected Phi Kappa Phi members: Betty Barker ranks as the first woman orator of the nation as determined at the Pi Kappa Delta national con- vention. Past president- of Theta Alpha Phi. Virginia Cotton and Rod- ney Stohz. will be remembered as exhibiting some of the best acting for that organization. Music has claimed such artists a- Neva Cocklin. Eva Sams. Margaret Bivans. Gordon Martin, and Ross Druliner. Frances Bliss. Bud Kronen, and Charles Smith have served as editor and business managers for the Wesleyan and Plainsman. As captains who have led Wesleyan athletic teams to victories we remember Victor Bailey. Bus Seyler. the Shuman twins, and Don Misner. Sincere appreciation for democratic friendliness gained Frances Bliss and Pete Jones the titles of Bisj Snob and Old Grouch: Charles Smith was chosen student prince : and Wynnie Lockhart reigned as the charming Queen of the May. These honors may not look im- pressive in words, but they represent th? ultimate in achievement. Ami now we are to graduate. Tra- dition has established certain ideals that exemplify Wesleyan endeavor. That tradition has been an accretion of the contributions of those who have preceeded us in these halls. We. in our wish to further their example, have acknowledged the worth of their contributions and have given of our best efforts to sustain and add to them. That tradition encompasses sports- manship, courtesy, and friendliness in our relations with our fellow man : humor that will lighten the realization of his and our own insufficiencies : reverance for God and for man ' s nobler aspirations : a loyalty that ad-, mits of no faltering: a truth thai dares accept the facts : and a courage that dares to present them. The emulation of these standard; has developed and will continue tc develop the true Wesleyanite. It wil produce an individual socially accept able to the world : willing and capablt to assume the responsibility that mus devolve unon him: and having in grained in his make-up that full. rich | appreciation of life and all its de mands that will make that life worth the living. For four years we have tried t( meet this standard. We have not al ways been conscientious in the at tempt : we have not all succeeded Where we have failed, we ask forgive ness : where we have succeeded, wi ask duplication. Take from us ou best, and use it to make easier you approach to the common ideal — a trui Wesleyanite. 154 Drs. Taylor Taylor L. M. Thomas Son GENERAL ?» » § PHYSICIANS SURGEONS HARDWARE 4728 St. Paul Ave. M 2257 2739 No. 48th St. M 2363 A Portrait Today A Treasure Tomorrow " Dr. G. L. Butler R. Crook, M. D. Clarence E. Crook. M. D. Drs. Crook Crook DENTIST PHYSICIANS SURGEONS 4728 St. Paul Ave. M 2257 M 2235 4825 St. Paul Ave. Dole Studio 1 125 O St. Lincoln ANNUALS PUBLICATIONS COMMERCIAL 4CIaflinPrintin£Ca PRINTERS PUBLISttCRS PHONE M23M ANNOUNCEMENTS PROGRAMS MENUES oc7- — s J ■-•- PL- y ■ " fr Nebraska UpBlnjau llmurrsttg LINCOLN, NEBR. SCHOLARSHIP FUN CULTURE EXPRESSION HEALTH PRACTICALITY RELIGION School With a Soul Write Zazel Sloniger, Registrar Lincoln, Nebraska i ' :. - % ' j


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