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I! rwH I Set f r rr UohrKsio n L rico}n, Mhfdj d. AUTUM N 10 YEARS AGO TODAY ANTICLIMAX! GRIDIRON GESTICULATIONS KEEPING UP WITH THE CO-ED aA t. ' r -y ' ,(c, -; C:«. z2it«- -t_ + LOOK FOR THE NAME WHEN YOU BUY FLOUR CEREALS CAKE FLOUR CHICK and CATTLE FEEDS It is your guarantee that you arc getting the best in quahty— the most in value! VICTOR PRODUCTS ARE MADE BY CRETE MILLS - - - - Crete, Nebr. +. — +- i s I -+ ■■+ SEASON ' S GREETINGS FROM . SMITH BROTHERS LUMBER. COAL. SAND. PLASTER, BUILDING AND INSULATING MATERIALS 48th Walker Ave. WALTER SMITH AUTO REPAIRING. GAS, CAR WASHING. TIRES, BATTERIES 48th Sf Paul Ave HAROLD SMITH The Lumber Smiths SENIET ' S STORE The Store to buy your Christ- mas gifts. A nice line of )cw- eiry. Leather Goods and Novel- ties. Get your Christmas Cards and wrapping from us. We have box candy, too. When you break a lens in your glasses we can match them. Ready for you the same day. On the Busy Corner 2701 No, 48th M 1042 Doc Scnift and Jake Will Treat You Right + + GREETINGS OF THE SEASON FROM THE FAIRMONT CREAMERY CO. PASTEURIZED DAIRY PRODUCTS Phone M-2397 + CONTENTS Page 5 Lines fo An Education 7 10 Years Ago Today - - - 8 Anticlimax! (Headlines and Foot:TO e5) 10 " The Powers That Be " 12 Pen o ' the Plains 1 3 Farmbelt Towns — fi pncm - 14 At Home, At School. At Play 18 Gridiron Gesticulations 22 Variety In the New Crop 27 Sophomore Sophistry - - - 32 Keeping up with the Coed 33 lust Looking, Thanks - - - by — the editor Dr, Harold Hansen Charles Sharp Betty Walker Contributors Minnie Klemme Delmar Nuetzman Bob Braun Sylvia Magnuson Sheldon Hupp Sally Deane Sally Deane I ' libinhal by Xkbkaska W ' i sleyax I ' xn kksh v, Lincoln, Xhbh. Dr. Walter Aitken, Pres. of Board B. E. McProud, Dean oj T. C. C, HoRTON Talley, Dean o L. A. Oscar Bennett. Dir. of School of Music Plainsman Magazine: Editor, Margaret Jensen; , ssistant Editor, Sally Deane. Bus. jManager, Chester Marshall; Photographer, Leonard Cole Vol. Xo. XXXVT Number One GOLDEN SILKS OF YELLOW CORN, APPLES RIPE FOR HARVEST HORN. GOLDEN SQUARES OF COEDS PLAIDS, JEWELLED PINS ON COLLEGE LADS, GOLDEhJ PRINT ON THICK RED TOMES, BREATHLESS HEIGHT OF SHINING DOMES, GOLDEN LEAVES IN AUTUMN ' S WAY, SUN OF GOLD AT END OF DAY. Sally Deane. Assistant Editor Betty Walker Fifty years ago Nebraska Wes- leyan was founded. Fifty years ago a group of pioneer idealists with clairvoyant vision built upon a barren Nebraska prairie a struc- ture of red brick, lifting its grey slate roof into the glory of a prairie sunset. Within the corner- stone they placed their dreams for future .generations. Beneath the arch of the southern entrance of " Old Main " they engraved a prayerful inscription — " Let There Be Light " . — The plea was answered in fresh, new mortar at the length of the hing hall— " . nd There Was Light. " The winds of autumn have lieat upon those walls, winter snows have drifted against its proud height, spring rains have drenched the ivy which clings and shivers there, — and the words are scarcelv distinct now. r But engraved in the hearts of the students and faculty of J fifty years are the aspirations of the pioneer builders, — " Let There -,— -y i-Be Light " — " And There Was Light ■:i JU - — --f ) ,4t.,_J, Co w Charles Sharp 9 o w y Delmar Nuetzman K :..r-. ■I. ' MARG.-iRET Jensen Editor Chester Marshall PnsiiiPxs Manager Autumn, 1937 ii« ;«: ' .- ' «A - At the feet of the great teacher dancing sunbeams flicker through prismatic surfaces and radiate the steps and hallways with vari-colored shadows. Stalwart sons and fair daughters of the plains seek wisdom and culture through the idealism of a Christian college. Plainsman LINES TO AN EDUCATION by the Editor From the edftor ' s window one may see The ageless leaves of wind-tossed ivy clinging to the bareness of a red brick wall; The solemn whiteness of village church spire merging into a scarlet splendor of autumn sunset; The blinking eyes of a small metropolis wear- ing a dress coat of black velvet darkness — One may hear The metallic mutterings of typewriters scurry- ing to meet the " deadline " ; The triumphant proclamation of chapel organ caressed by slender fingers; The buoyant, care-free laughter of co-eds, hand in hand; The nervous, sharp clatter of high-heeled slip- pers, and sombre padding of crepe-soled shoes - And one may feel — The vibrant, kaleidoscopic pattern of a college campus, silhouetted against a backgrond of autumn leaves. Pledges carrying evidences oj subordina- tion, upperdassvien proudly flaunting ban- ners of superiority, loyal students rxinning, tripp ' .ng, shouting, laiighing, rallying around " Old Main. " These, too, may be seen from the editor ' s loindow. Autumn, 1937 The crescent moon in silver lace Sails through a twilight sea, A lonely star slips down to scrape A silhouetted tree, And russet leaves like joyful children Scamper to and fro Followed by their eager shadows Which mimic as they go, — In misty light like veile ' d ghosts The clouds pass in parade, — We wonder at the secrets there — Are awe-struck, and afraid. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY by DR. HAROLD L HANSEN, ' 28 More than ten years ago we dutifully followed in- structions, advice and in some cases commands, to enroll in the small institution known as Nebraska Wes- leyan University. Possibly some of us had hoped to attend schools with a wider (but not better) reputa- tion but all such foolish fancies were soon evaporated by the sincere welcome extended by faculty and stu- dents. The warmth of that welcome seemed never to diminish but served to develop the conviction that our presence was actually desired and that our welfare as individuals is a thing of importance to others as well as to ourselves. One decade of life away from our Alma Mater has taught us that this spirit of Wesleyan is not so widespread as it should be. Memories of our work and play during four short years at ' esleyan come to our minds in such pro- fusion that we cannot justify or catalog them. Iany of them are so much a part of our being, so intricately interwoven with our emotions, that we could no more give expression to them than we could draw a picture of mother love. Memories of our conquests and defeats in the field of sports stand out clearly. Even those of us who got our exercise on the side lines cannot help recalling that Wesle -an once shared the football championship of the Xorth Central Conference. The celebration of that victory took the form of a visit to Cotner College. The reception we received was rather cool and if memory serves us well our entrance to their College building was barred by someone wearing a Chemist ' s apron. Those of us who were members of social or schol- astic organizations retain many pleasant recollections of our close association with our fellows, . lthough the memory of these contacts has gradually merged with our thoughts of the school as a whole, they have left an indelible impression on us. We often w ' ish, when the going is hard, for some magic power to transport us back to the midst of the best friends we ever knew. It would at times even seem pleasant to undergo another rough initiation or help decorate a house for home- coming. Although we are past the age for sprintin.:? we still recollect with pleasure the times we have beaten someone to the best davenport in the sorority house. The ears have softened the memories of examina- tions and " shot-gun quizzes " and there remains with us the realization that we received our intellectual and spiritual training from as fine a .group of men and women as could be gotten together in one institution. There may be teachers of greater renown in other schools, but they are not better teachers. Our memories of days under their tutelage together with the later knowledge of the sacrifices that they have made and are still making constitute another lesson assignment from our teachers. We are still their students. The past ten ears have taken their toll of the beloved servants of our institucion. Our memory of Chancellor Schreckengast is more than a memory — it is an ever-present inspiration to try to do the right thing. When the writer enrolled at Xorthwestern Uni- versity he was greeted by the dean of the graduate school with the remark " you are a graduate of a fine school ; the head of it is a scholar and a gentleman " . It is characteristic of the former chancellors power over us that the remark concerning him was taken as a personal compliment. We pay tribute to Daddy Rose for his goodness of heart. Professor Lewis for his gentle but accurate criticisms. Professor Bishop for unlimited kindness and generosity, and to Miss Ken- nedy for outstanding loyalty. They did not live in vain. Christmas vacations a decade ago differed in no essential respect from those of today except pxBsibly in the size of the stocking. With the good wishes of our teachers and fellow students following us we deserted the Campus to visit the ones who gave us life and opportunity. ]Most of them were and still are people of limited means but generous hearts. The school and its students owe them a debt which can never be directly repaid but which must be discharged by our contributions to human welfare. (Continued on page 33) r;4 f c jf Ai y- m Autumn, 1937 Dr. H.arold L. H.axsex Xorthwestern Dental College, Chicago Anti-CI imax! HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES by CHARLES SHARP A toast to iV. W. U.: Chivalry is not dead! This is the age of headlines, America is headline- conscious — but if you look in your text books you will see that footnotes have been with us for years, hecklinj; the struggling earnest paragraphs above them. So here are a few headlines from our own W ' esleya " heckled by footnotes about less important but more interesting activities. " Wesleyan Combines with Uni Place News ' ' with which a new deal began in Wesleyan journal- ism, and the college paper issued in the pious hope that it would be read before being used to line the pantry shelf. " First Classes Held . midst Hammer ' s Din " but Wesleyan rather peacefully began its fiftieth year, having weathered the many before in which the hammers were heard. " Seventy-one Students Preference Societies " so, after hurried examination and sometimes ardent rushing, 36 men and 35 women took the brands of the several Greek letter societies and began to learn what fraternity or sorority life really is. " (iregg Offers Re-orientation " he meant geographically, with reference to the com- pass, but how many of us would have gone eagerly to the room on fourth ffoor Main for the other re- orientations. " Handbook Out " and there are manv stories in those words — stories of the work of compiling it — of the boys who, armed with it, telephone down the list of names in each sorority house until they do get a date — of the vast meaning in a little pencil mark beneath some number. " Student Council Constitution Revised " a virtual seminar in parliamentary law and disorder attended the parturition pangs of a new college council constitution, whereby new life was sought for student government. " Homecoming " the traditional decorations of the chapter houses, lighted nobly by floodlights, aided in the homecoming atmosphere. The Crescent fraternity and .Alpha Gamma Delta sorority were awarded first places in the house decoration contest. T. A. P. started the play season well with " The Torchbearers " . ■ V. M. C. A. Stag " again the V. .M. stag party at the city Y. where the fellows played at a little of everything, and — came home happier. " .Ml University Hallowe ' en Party ' ' sponsored by Purple .-Xrqus and Blue Key. lembers of the student council presented songs and skits. Then a different kind of wax on the old Gym floor, and a different All University party, since an old ban had been lifted. " Wesle ' an Co-ed Searches for Gallant Men " began a furore of charges and counter charges. Did Plainsman those with guilty consciences yell lourlest ? Anyway, a beneficial examination of manners and manners re- sulted, as well as another ' s definition of chivalry — " A man ' s attitude toward a strange woman. " " New .Student Fellowship Group " built around the nucleus of the former Oxford Fellowship group, for not only student ministers but lay students as well. " Senior Recognition Day " the yellow and brown arches of Junior flags, as Miss Booth observed, raised to mark the progress of the Senior President, and even I, iconoclast that I am, acknowledged some of the force of the tradition of recognition. " Mrs. Moonlight " illusions — the cast preserved illusions, and another Wesleyan play was good. " Phi Kappa Phi Elects Three to Membership " Oliver DeOarnio, Trenton. LaVerne Borg, Lindsa ' , and Olga Anderson, Xora, Nebraska, were the three members of the Senior class who were elected — more scholastic keys on more necks and watch chains. " Thanksgiving Vacation Here " some of the good stories will not be heard, but most of us were glad to go home again, and the fatted calf appeared on many tables in many forms, and we returned to do the things we should have done before vacation, or to put them off until Christmas. " Ida Price Elected President of W. A. A. " At a recent meeting Ida Price was chosen to lead the amozons of the university in their athletic endeavors and intra-mural combats. " Wesleyan Songbooks Ready in January " wherein the Purple . rqus has collected from various sources and odd corners the Wesleyan songs you know, and some which you do not know. " Bartered Bride on Stage Tonight " First comic opera ever attempted by the music department, in which Ross Mendell. Scottsbluff. soph- omore, and Marjorie Graybill, junior of David City, sang beautifully the leads. Seventy-one students, under Pop Bennett, andmost of them looked more like Bohe- mians than the Czechoslavakians themselves. Made Lincoln headlines .and was a fine job. " Letters .Awarded to Football Men " and twenty-one men received their " W " , after earn- ing it in a season ' s battling, in which they sometimes fumbled, but were always valiant. " Twenty-one Lettermen Honored At Banquet " and 150 students and faculty members assembled n the dining hall for this year ' s football banquet. " Crescent F ' ormal Opens Season " Whereby the Crescent affair at their house started the years formal brawls. The Crescents were wise to hold it before the winter ' s snows had drifted the streets full. " Hastings Broncs Triumph ' In the final Plainsman battle of the season Wes- leyan played Hastings and the Thanksgiving Day combat was inscribed on the pages of history as another losing game. " Seven Wesleyanites In College Who ' s Who " Margaret Jensen. Lincoln: Harold .Ahrendts. Orleans ; Darrell Randall, Omaha; Lois Connor, Gretna; Aubrey Stewart, Fairmont; Oliver DeGarmo, Trenton; Seniors, and Delmar Xuetzman. Lincoln, junior, were chosen by the College Council to represent Wesleyan in the book. " Debate Squad Wins Seven " .At Winfield. emerging from its first intercollegiate debate competition, the Nebraska Wesleyan debate squad brought home seven wins from the Winfield, Kansas debate tournament. More hardware for Wes- leyan ' s already crowded trophy cupboard I " Sally Deane Cast .As Hedda Gabler " In the next Plainsman Players show the part of the selfish, calculating Hedda will be played by Sally Deane, her first major role in the dramatic club. " Coming .Attractions " look aliead, children, Formals will soon be in season, with noble etiquette sessions at frat and sorority meet- ings, and much concern over the questions — " Who, ' and " Who will call first? " .And the multitudinous unheralded miscellany of dates, expected and unexpected, which sometimes rise from the subordination of footnotes to dominate the page. Autumn, 1937 Trust is inspired in evcryimo wlm knows Ihe nPni il and popular Dr. Waller K. AilUeii, President of Iho Hoard of Trustees, Acting Chancellor of Nebraska Wesleyan iniiversity. and chief of " The Powers That Be. " Every Wesleyanite looks forward to Dr. .Xitken ' s chapel speeches. His Scotch humor and accent are two things that combine to make every student, for one day in the year, forget his books and .i;ive himself up Id ihc pure joy nf lislcnini to and l.iunhini; wit ' i our own 1 )r. Ailken. Hopes for future careers are inspired in the hearts of the students who enter the music department of which I ' rof. Oscar Bennett is the Director. His cheery good nature and attitude of hopefulness have helped many a student along the hard path of a musical career. EncoiirancuH ' nt to freshmen, advice to senior leaders, and motherly talks to all are just a few of the duties of our Dean of Women, Miss Bernice Halbert. Many problems are presented for her solution daily, and all who ask are helped to a better way of living. " The Powers Popularity has been achieved by C. Horton Talley, Dean of Men and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His success has been won through an understanding of student problems and a desire to help them. His medi- cine usually includes a dose of advice plus a hearty laugh thus Ijringing about immediate cure. Despite busy days full of his duties as Dean his thoughts I ' md time to run to the debate squad which he ably and interestinglv directs. Dean Talley Dean Alabaster Miss Sloniger Miss Snow Sitpt. Brox Prof. Deal 10 Plainsman That Be " A kindly manner, an intriguing Scotch dialect- and accompanying humor, an understanding and appreciation of humanity — these characterize Dr. Walter Aitkcn, pastor of St. Paul ' s Methodist Church and president of the Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Trustees. Wisdom is the key-note of the personality of Dean Emeritus F. A. Alabaster. : Iany years of service to Nebraska Wesle.van have made him the most loved figure on the campus. His dry wit has brightened many an otherwise dull chapel. Students look at Dean " .Mly " and hope that they may some day achieve a part of the wisdom and personality which he has and with which he is so generous. Eiit insiasw for Nebraska Wesleyan is brought to scores of Nebraska hi jh school students each year by the efforts of Field Secretary .Alfred V. Hunter. .An- nually he speaks to students in hundreds of high schools and his enthusiasm is such that i-t penetrates to the students who eventually follow him to our campus. Reasons for attending Wesleyan and motives for actions are investigated by Dr. Roy W. Deal, Professor of Education and Director of Student Personnel. His students find him interesting and learn much of adapta- tion to college life and education methods from him. Openings are found by Bertram E. McProud for students in the Teachers College of which he is Dean. Not only is he helpful to his students in finding posi- tions for them upon their graduation, but he is a source of help for them in their undergraduate days. .Many a " i)lue-teacher-I-hope-to-be " has found in Dean Mc- Proud the friend who is so much needed. Sagacity for business is the prime characteristic of James E. Hartley, our Treasurer and Business Manager. To him is given the problem of financing the school, and no easy job has it been during the last few " crop- less " years. But the job is not too much for him and he can always take time off to talk ways and means with an. - student who is hard pressed for funds. Director Bennett Dr. Hnnter Miss Mueller Mr. Bartley Mrs. Bishop Miss Lenjest . l-tumn, 19.i7 11 PEN O THE PLAI NS INTO rill-; SUXSET On a rise of dislant prairie Kaciiiij westward with the sun, Stands in silent, lonely worship One alone, the ehiet ' lain ' s son. Knows that as the day is dyin;; So his race is dyins; ton: That in every fadin.n sunset Death awaits the morning di ' w X ' iews once more the rollini; prairie, Distant hills and endless plains, Huffalo herds already numbered H_ the riders of the range. Huntins grounds are thickly settled. Farm homes blossom on its sod, Prairie fires blaze no longer, . 11 must heed the white man ' s (jod. -Ml the trails are growing dimmer. Highways reach the prairies o ' er .Ml too soon a day is dawning When his west will be no more. When each dawning sunrise hastens. Passing days in quick ' ning pace, Till at last the fading twilight Closes o ' er a dying race. Minnie Ki.emme. ♦ ■ ♦ The world moves swiftl ' by on rushing feet ; The ring of footsteps echoes loud and clear. A hectic clamor swells from far and near . ' s living forces surge and draw and meet. A certain grimness hangs above the street Where speed is king, for all the world to cheer — And ever and again falls on the ear The madly pounding footsteps beat on beat I Oh, I would pause to listen if I could To children ' s laughter, crickets in the dark. The birds, the morning breezes, music, tears — Forget the rush and worry as I stood To listen for the things I love — but hark — The pounding of the footsteps in mv ears. •f Dei, MAR XUETZM.4N. TO . mi: 1.1 1 .MorSE Oh snug is the home of the field mouse ' .Neath a shock at the end of the field Till at last the hand of the farmer Claims its home as .1 part of his jield. ' I ' hen swift are the feet of the field mouse As it hurries its babes of the field To a home ' neath the shade of a fence post With a sunflower to serve as a shield. . nd there, while it i|uivers in terror Lest a heel descend on its head. It shelters the little gray field mice As a mother on guard o ' er a bed. Minnie Ki.emme. ■ ♦ ♦ A SONNET .Mas, to us a lesson was assigned Which seemed to me to be of little cause In this, a world .so greatly undermined Ily communistic, socialistic flaws. What use have we for sonnets soaring high With ornate language, solving nothing now, But giving solace to the spineless fry ? . nd so I pondered long on wrinklerl brow. Weighing Keats and Shelley with this land Chaotic now with labor, law and strife. Shelley appeared to me one night at hand .• nd helped me solve this problem in my life. These words were ungu:nt to my burning mind ; " If winter comes, can spring be far behind? " Betty Gi.ines. • ■ - Too long and too w;ll did I love you .• nd I had you too long. Why did you leave me with cup at my lip . nd red wine of life on my chin? Each drop that I drink now is hemlock And every small smile is a satyr ' s mad grin That beckons me onward to seek What I know is not there. For you, whom I loved more than life . re now gone and no longer care. Elizabeth. 12 Plainsman Deeply engraved in the hearf of the farmbelt, In a setting of prairie and sod. Are the small towns that nestle down close to the earth In the wide-open-spaces of Cod. With their little white churches where country folk prey And their main streets where country-folk meet. They hold what is best in the ways of the world. As they picture a life made complete. For strong is the handcasp of men of the soil, There ' s strength in the fields that they tiil. And bless ' d are the towns that grow on the sod In the strength of the Master ' s will. Minnie Klemme. Autumn, 1937 13 At Home, At School. by DELMAR Have you ever wondered how the professors keep that youth- ful twinkle in their eyes when, (lay after day, they have to lis- ten to moronic wisecracks from our campus wits? Here ' s the miracle in a nutshell— or maybe two nutshells. When Dean Talley wants to find relief from the worries of administration, he takes his trusty paddle and seeks the Y. M. C. A. room and a good pin -pong player. He guards his pinK-poni! paddle as a mother f;uarfls her f;ivorite child, and it has given long and faith- ful service. He also spends a great deal of time reading a magazine — The Parent ' s Maga- zine - - I Could drinking coffee be called a pastime? .A.t least there are no grounds for calling it so. But Professor Miller ' s half-milk, half-coffee, has irked the waiters and waitresses of a dozen dif- ferent states. Next to her coffee she likes to keep house best, bake cakes and tasty meat dishes in pyrex, and to arrange spur-of-the-moment parties at any outlandish time of the day or night. Mrs. Loder likes to bowl, ride horseback, and swim. Her aesthetic appreciation is highly developed and she enjoys organ music and violin, — candles and incense. Miss Klahn fits ino the speech department well, for she delights in picnics and impromptu parties. . direct- ress, she is, having directed In- dian children in creative work, civic theatres and even a circus! 14 Dean . labaster — now I ' m not going to say a word about his tombstone collection. — I mean his collection of epitaphs — pulls a mean trigger, that is to say, is a nimble nimrod with a taste for duck and pheasant. He also plays with bait and tackle- 1 He ' s finny that way! And that epitaph collection, which I wasn ' t going to say anything about, would slay you. PlAINSM.AN At Play NUETZMAN It doesn ' t seem odd to find th.; English instructors interested in books and reading. Miss Hal- bert specializes in the short story, as well as being absorbed in fancy-work and needlecraft. Miss Booth reads the current literary magazines, and likes to drive a Ford. Miss Hopper likes to travel, to keep house, and to write. His native native state, New York, attracts Dr. Dolson in his travels, and he finds great enjoyment in hiking, climbing, and fishing while there. It ' s nothing unsual to find Dr. Barringer atop a ladder with paint brush waving wildly in the air, or with teeth biting mer- cilessly into a half-dozen nails while his fingers skip nimbly from under the hammer ' s blows. The string bean, the carrot, the potato cast a spell over Dr. Barringer when the warm zephyrs and spring sunshine be- gin to thaw the ground. One might think Mrs. Hatch was a devotee of chicken-raising, but she didn ' t indulge her acti- vities along that line. She has done, however, some work in leather, which might possibly have been inspired by the ac- tions of naughty urchins in the kindergarten. ■When Dean McProud steps up and prepares to swing at the little white ball lying on the ground, the boy carrying his clubs always wonders, " Caddy do it? " And he generally does — long and high — so that you might almost say that Dean McProud was especially fond of hiking. And when the mallards are flying, he will probably be found among the lakeside grasses — decoy fellow. Hobbies come and go with Professor Rosentrater. . t one time he was deeply interested in mathematics as a hobby — at an- other time he concentrated on the study of languages in his spare moments. He writes poetry, but does not keep it or let anvone else see it. . UTUMN, 1937 IS For years Professor Jensen has been connected with Hoy Scout work. He was scoutmas- ter of the first tr(X)p in the community. Mis professional work affords opportunity for some travel, which he greatly enjoys. He believes he has cele- brated New Year ' s Eve in more different places than most college profe.ssors. 1 )r. .Shirk claims to get a great deal (if enjoyment from " trip- ping " . That requires a second thought, but the second thought is sure to be a little less start- ling. Dr. Shirk ' s trips are taken to places where he can pursue his absorbing interest of nature study. He never fails to come back from his ventures with specimens and interesting stor- ies. Mrs. Underkofler ' s f avorite pastime is needlework and cook- ing. For complete rela. ation, she likes to listen to symphonic music on the radio. .Although it could not exactly be called play. Dr. Clark ' s book- writing occupies much of her leisure time, and her enjoyment of it almost brands it a hobb}-. Then besides light reading, she likes nothing better than to climb into a car and roam the highways and side-roads when the weather is agreeable and time is not too scanty, and she can figure out the why and wherefore of a given bit of to- pography. Professor Parsons was stopped as he was going to officiate at a basketball game to be asked about his hobbies. Of the sev- eral he enumerated, his interest in impersonating negroes, h i s old-coin collection, and his after-dinner speeches were typi- cal. .Although Miss Lux does paint- ing and art work, we can ' t exactly call that her hobby as we can with the average person. Her claims of " washing dishes " as a pastime somehow struck a sour note, but when she told about her flower garden, and her horseback-riding, it was easy to see that her life is not all a matter of palette and brush. 16 Plainsman When Dr. Callen finds the duties of government and sociol- ogy weighing heavily, he finds relaxation in a round or two of roughs, and greens, and fair- ways. Then when warm weather rolls around, he indulges in backyard farming, or finds diver- sion in new scenes and new places. Being the father of youni; boys keeps Dr. Deal pretty well occupied in his leisure moments. But not content with boys (if his own, he acts as cubmasler for the Uni Place Cub scouts. A round or two of .golf occa- sionally gives him fresh air and exercise, and at home he dc- li.ghts in construction and lathe- work. Dr. Gregg is another of those professors to whom a good book (particularly a psvchology book) is a source of hours of enjoy- ment. . t any moment he may be called to distant points to .give one of his lectures (with or without slides). There was something else I was goin.g to say about Dr. Gregg — let me see - - ! N ' o, I gusss I won ' t mention it. Vou couldn ' t very well call grandchildren a hobbv. Dr. Ely is the kind of man that glues in chair legs and re- pairs light sockets. Wouldn ' t that shock you? In short, he is what every housewife dreams of so that she won ' t have to hire carpenters and plumbers. The agricultural instinct is also well developed, and spade, pruning shears, and h oe are always to be found in the Ely tool house. liss Corns often feels t h e wanderlust and travels down many country roads and high- ways in her new blue auto- mobile. lost of the music instructors at Wesleyan are omniverous readers. Miss Mills does littk " else in her spare time. Miss Cocklin likes to swim and play pin.g-pong as well as read. Miss Slonecker reads whenever she has any extra time, and Mrs. ] IcCandless also does quite a bit of reading. Autumn, 193 7 CR Dl RON by BOB DwiGHT Thomas Athletic Director . llhiiUL;li llu ' v (lid not coiuiiier all the fofs m hv f(iiilli:ill i;riilii(iii this fall they were not conquered by any means. More spirit has been seen this fall, thouijh they were on the losinj;; end many times, than has been seen in a number of years. .As C ' nach Thomas so aptly said at the football banquet held in honor of the 1937 football team, " A team With a new coach at the wheel, the 1937 grid machine swung into action for an eight-game schedule that included the three conference schools, Peru, York, Augustana, So. Dak., Simpson, la., and Tarkio, Mo. But it wasn ' t long before this part and that part fell by the w-ayside and Coach Dwight Thomas was forced to adopt new methods and insert new- parts in the motor so his machine would continue over rough roads. Smiling Coach Thomas had a nice sized squad to start with and he had three two-hundred pounders whom he planned on heavily, but before the game arrived every one of these men was put on the ineligible list. In- juries came next with withdrawals from school follow ' ing closely behind. But this failed to dampen the spirit of the coach or the team as they squared off for the opening game with the Vikings of Augustana. The invaders had just showed their heels to Hastings to the tune of 19 to 13. That inspired team of ' esleyan fought like Trojans and only a late rally downed the fighting Plainsmen 26 to 10. The Yellow and Brown tallied tw ' ice, with Dell Hedges escorting the ball, anrl one on a pass to LaVaun Price. Then w-ith the pass combination of Sheley to Plowman starting to click, the Vikings count- ered twice in the final two minutes. .A. bitter loss ; vet the Plainsmen proved they were a good team and to be feared in conference competition. It was raining — a slight mist fall- ing continually during the entire game — but few- present noticed this for the Plainsmen had rallied in the last few- minutes to defeat Simpson, la. 12 to 7. Again it was LaVaun Price who slipped through the lowans ' defense to pull in those passes from Johnnie Staten for the Plainsmen ' s two scores. The invaders -were far outplayed and only scored on a blocked punt which was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. The bell in " Old lain " pealed out in vir- torv — Weslevan ' s first of the season. emerged from the mud a victor by the narrow margin of one point. Time after time Wesleyan had runners in the clear only to have Old Man Mud spill them. The Bobcats score cart-ie early when Shields and Platenburg worked the ball to the Wesleyan five from which point the former carried it over. Staten to Price passes twice put the ball on Peru ' s five for Wes- leyan but only once were they able to crash through. Little Don Otto did the chore this time. Wesleyan could beat Peru, but not old man Weather. First rain, then mud, as the Plains- men traveled to Peru for their first ganie w-ith a N ' ebraska College eleven. Mr. Mud decided he liked Peru, and so he aided the Bobcats to an un- earned 7 to 6 victory. Outplayed, outgained and outfought, but yet Peru Then Wesleyan lost their second game since 1929 to Midland as our Homecoming foes, led by Jerry Green and Larry Vosseler, scalped their way to a stinging 24 to 7 victory. This time the weather man decided to make it cold — and cold it was. Frozen feet and frozen fingers were the re- w-ards of a few in attendance. Things got off on the wrong foot in the 18 Plainsman CESTI CULATIONS BRAUN usually plays its best ball when it is on the losing end. " This accounts perhaps in large part for some of the good football we have seen this Wesleyan team play this year. I think we should take our hats off to this team which has successfully started another regime of football history for Wesleyan under the leadership of Coach Thomas. first period when V ' osseler inter- cepted a pass and raced 52 yards to score. Taking the ball on the Yellow and Brown ' s 38, where Don Otto had fumbled a punt, iNIidland placed the ball on our four before Green shoved it across. A pass to Price set the stage for Wesleyan ' s marker and Sid Bradley crashed from the two for our six points. Six minutes left and the Chieftains salted the game away with two aerial touchdowns. One was an eleven yard flip to Smagacz and the other an eighteen yard heave to Rundgaard. But it will be another eight years before they get another victory over Wesleyan. To York and to victory ! Caesar had nothing on the Plainsmen who came, saw, and conc|uered by a 14 to margin, . lert and fighting, the Wesleyan squad capitalized on every I ' anther mistake and drove through to an enjoyable afternoon. Without the hindrance of old man Weather the Yellow and Brown captured the ball on York ' s 30 where their hosts had ( w ■, John Roberts Professor of Phys ' cal Education fumbled a punt. Here Dale Magnu- son proved himself worthy of the name of Plainsman by scampering to the promised land. Then again in the third period, Wesleyan started a drive from the Panther 45 and with Staten and Hedges working the ball, they went safely ahead when Hedges scored from the four. Victory — yes, ' ictor ' , but Wesleyan ' s last of the season, alas and alack. Doane ' s Tiger chased the Plains- men up a tree and kept them there as they continued on to a 26 to 6 victory. Even with old man Weather on its side, Wesleyan could not have defeated the Tigers that afternoon. Wesle an scored first and in the second period when a bad Doans punt bounced off the back of their own man and rolled to the " I ' iger 30 where the Plainsmen recovered. Mag- nuson and Hed.ges worked the ball into position before Hedges crossed the double-striped line known to the reader as goal. Buck passed 14 ards to Cherry who raced the re- maining six yards for a score. A -10-yard pass, Sloey to Cherry, and Sloey ' s 13 yard end run netted an- other touchdown. The final score was on an intercepted pass and a march to the Wesleyan two, Clark scoring. .X double dose of poison, for Wesleyan lost and also was as- sured of the cellar in the X " . C. A. C. standings. Henry Menke Captain 1937 All of Wesleyan ' s home games were either too cold or too rainy days, and the game with Tarkio, Mo. was one Autumn, 1937 19 of the cold ones. The snow swept down from the north as did a bitter wind to chill those present to the bone. But Wesleyan fought hard and outplayed a favored Tarkio team to a scoreless tie. The strong outstate team was limited in scoring attempts to a couple of tries for a field goal, both of which failed. One Wesleyan drive fizzled on the Tarkio one yard line where the invaders braced to ward off our scoring thrust. The on their own 20. Richendifer crossed the goal after receiving a pass from Harrison. In the third quarter Don Otto raced ii yards only to have one of his passes intercepted by Dutcher and returned 60 yards to our 31. Later (iarrison again found Richen- difer loose in the end zone for an- other score. W ' esleyan ' s tally came uhi-n J)iin Olto passed 28 yards to Price who caught the ball after two Hastings leader. Dell Hedges, halfback— Dell has been picked on most of the All- Conference teams and rightly deserved Ihal honor. He is going to be a difficult man to replace next season. Ripley, Guard — Rip probably pla ed more game time than any in- (lix ' idual player and was selected on many of the Conference teams for his consistent steady playing. He has one more year. Top Row: Jenkins, Line Coach; Hicks, Wotipka. Hiiidin.uiJ, McNickle, Williams, Magnuson, Burroughs, Dutton, Carne, Lay, Imler, Thomas, — Coach. Second Row: Beck, Otto, Ralston, Bradley, Staten, Hedges, Davis, Lewis, Sniith, Harrington, Ripley. First Row: Price, Brugger, Brasch, Dollison, Critchfield, VanElls, Axford, Menke, Rister. drive started on Tarkio ' s 40 when Hedges flipped a 15 yard pass to Lewis who then scampered away for 16 yards, but four attempts at the line found the ball still on the wrong side of the goal by one yard. A victory is sweet but a tie isn ' t exactlv a lemon, either. March on, brave Wesleyan, to Has- tings, for Thanksgiving day has rolled around bringing with it the traditional game with Hastings. The game Ijrought a 20 to 6 defeat, but old man luck had a lot to do with this result. Seven minutes to play and the Broncos had a score. After cracking through the line to the five. Garrison slipped around end to pay territory. Then the Plainsmen fumbled the ball backs had attempted to bat it down. Price was in the process of falling when he hauled it in. During the season which has just closed, there were some players developed who are going to mean much in football history next year. . lso there were some lost who are going to be difficult to replace. They have played hard during the seasons they have been on the Wesleyan teams and deserve all the honors which have been given them. Captain Menke, at end, has been a good leader. He seldom if ever made a bad decision, . lthough he has been called everything from one- punch to slugger he will be remember ed not only as Wesleyan ' s last official football captain but as a good Davis, Quarterback — He did a very successful job in all parts of his playing. He will l)e back again next year. Staten, P ' ullback, Center — Johnnie had to play both before the season was over and did himself proud at both. His work in the Hastings game proved this point. He has two more years. Price, End — Price was known for being on his knees when catching pa.sses. It seems to be his way of doing things. He has another year. .Axford, Tackle — Better known as the " Rev " has played a good year of football at tackle. He was plenty rugged and plenty tough. He has another year. I ' .urroughs, Halfback — A speedy 20. Pl.AINSMA. back who developed rapidly. Much is expected from him next year. Magnuson, Fullback — A freshman who came into his own at the York game. He has plent ' of flight and drive. Williams, End — This was Williams first year on the squad and proved that he has what it takes. He will be back next year. Lewis, Quarterback — A shifty little fellow who came from Iowa with a reputation as a blocking back. He lived up to his reputation. Much is expected of him in the next three years. Brugger, Tackle — . big, rugged fellow who has plenty of drive and gained himself a regular berth early in the season. ■ He has two more years. Otto, Halfback— .A little fellow with plenty of speed and zip. He has an- other year. Ralston. Back, (iuard- -.Another converted back. When the emergency came be ably filled it and will be seen again next year. Brasch plays almost any position on the line. He is the work horse of the team. He has another year. VanElls, Tackle— He has three years of experience and will furnish plenty of power next year. Bradley, Fullback— - freshman, who could punt, run, and block and all very well. Harrington, Halfback— Known as the iittle fellow " . He is fast and shifty, and has two more years. Rister, Fullback— Injuries kept him from showing the stuff he has. Wotipka, End- This freshman came in without any experience, but learned fast. AlcXickle, Guard— Mr. Silent to you. Very, however. Thus went the season, not out- standing as far as records go, but it was so in things accomplished. Next year nineteen lettermen return and now that Coach Thomas has en- trenched himself here at Wesleyan he can start early next season to pro- duce those winning combinations that are his policy. In short: forget this season, remembering only the lessons it taught, and look forward to an un- defeated season in 1938. That at least is the way our football boys have mentally closed it up. Autumn, 10,i7 21 THEY CAME . . . one huiidii ' d fifty- nine of them from Lincoln, Beatrice, (Irand Island, Omaha, Seward, Norfolk, Holdrege, Waverly, Geneva, Cozad, Lexington, North Platte, Gering, Topeka, Kansas, Hawley, Minn., Torrington, Wyo., Hastings, Iowa, and Sofia, Bulgai ' ia. VARIETY IN HK ■ SAW " . . . old i -i(ivcred Main, ihe Lampus in its fall seltinw with the traditional markers of former graduating classes, tea tables with the upperclassmen .graciously serving tea, sorority and fraternity actives " about their rushing duties " , and finally they saw history, geograph}-, government, chemistry, English, psychology, mathe- matics, French, and German staring them in the face. THEN EW CROP by SYLVIA MACNUSON THEY CONQUERED . . . the football field and the stage . . . on the gridiron Bradley, [Magnuson, Wotipka, Beck, Bru.gger, Lewis, and McXickle proved themselves worthy of the honor to be called heroes ... on the Genevieve Taylor. Gladys Mason, Warren Brainard, Fil- dred Ekw-all and Leah Frew. Birdena Booher, Gwen Williamson, Mildred Ekwall, Leah Frew, Genevieve Taylor, Warren Brainard, and Gladys Mason were elected to the Plainsmen Players . . . James Tipton, Robert Simon, are helping to retain Wesleyan ' s debating record . . . Carroll Story and Tom Parkin doing their little bit toward " keeping up the school spirit ' . . . Bett_ - Weaver, Roberta Reiher, and Phyllis Stauffers ' dancing abilities; and June Scheidt taking care of the scholastic end of the class. THEY WERE ABSORBED . . . and became just another group of students at Wesleyan University, each going about his daily tasks, and each giving his best for the benefit of the school. Pl.AINSM.-XN AiKiNS, Ruth, Pawnee City, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Alexander, Madeleine, Oakland. Y. W. C. A., Chorus, Band Arnold, Audrey, Hawley. Minn., Y. W. C. A. Artist, Elmer. Benkehnan. Delta Omega Phi, Y. M. C, A., Glee Club, Band AucocK, Frances, Raymond. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Baker, Ivan. Weeping Water. Bleu Thonge, Y. M. C. A. Banks, Betty. Alma, Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A., Pen Club Barkhurst, Esther, Nebraska City. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Beebe. Lois. Lincoln, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Besley, Frances, Halsey. Bleu Thonge, Chorus Blake, Barton, Atibttrn, Crescent, Band BooHER, Mary Birdena. Union. Y. W. C A. BoYDSTON. Floyd Charles. Hartman. Bleu Thonge. Y. M. C, A. Bradley. Sid. Lincoln. Football Brainard, Warren. Lincoln. Plainsman Players Branson. Bernice, Lexington. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Braun. Robert, Lincoln. Plainsman Staff. Wesleyan Staff Brown. Eldon. Grant, Crescent, Y. M. C. A. Brown, Victor, Overton. Band Browning, Chestman, Lincoln Bruccee, LaVerne. Farnam. Delta Omega Phi, Football Carlson. MAii,TORiE. 07nalia, Beta Phi Alpha, Y. W. C. A. Casper. M.axine. Cedar Rapids Catlett. Charles. Nickerson Clary, Dortha. Gering. Bleu Thonge Clary. Ralph. Gering, Bleu Thonge, Y. M. C. A. Clements, Claude, Benkehnan, Bleu Thonge, Y. M. C. A. Coleman. Ralph Crecan. Harvey. Torrington. Wtjo.. Crescent Cunningham. Edna. Meatlou- Groi-e. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. CuRRLER. Janet. Liiicohi. Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Currier, Ralph, Lincoln, Crescent, Glee Club. Chorus Curtis, Wayne, Hampton. Delta Omega Phi Davis, Dorothy, Bellwood. Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A., A. C. E, Delhay, Dorothy, Lincoln Diers, Muriel, Seward. Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A.. Chorus Ekwall, Mildred, Madison, Plainsman Players, Y. W. C. A. Elliot. Cleg. Crookston. A. C. E. Embree, Elaine, Table Rock Fahrenbruch, Kenneth, Lincoln. Crescent ( , " i% f Autumn, 1937 23 Farley. Janice, Lexington, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., A. C. E., Chorus FiKAtiu, Paul, Seward, Chorus Fortune, Elva, Hemingjord, Bleu Thonj e, Y. W. C. A , Chorus Fbami ' ton, Faith. Suinton. Willarcl. Pep Club, String En ienible Frew, Leah, Cozad, Willard, Plainsman Player.s, Chorus From. Eleanor, David Cittj, Bleu Thonge Fry, Ruby, Tomngton, Wijo., Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. .A. Fry, Ruth. Torrington, Wyo., Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Galbraith. Dorothy, Beemer. Willard Gartrell. Vesta, Clay Center, Bleu Thonge, Chorus Ensemble GiESE, Lyle, Mitchell, Delta Omega Phi Glines, Betty, North Platte, Bleu Thonge String Gottschalk, Louise, Benkebnan. Y. W. C. A., Chorus, Band Groesser, John, Weeping Wnter, Bleu Thonge, Y. M. C. A. Guy. Margaret. Cowles. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Hammond, Ruth, Ltncuhi, Bleu Thonge Havens. Helen, Liyicoln, Alpha Delta Theta, Chorus HiNDMAN. Wayne. C)-oofcsto7i, Football Hix, Homer. Edgar. Phi Kappa Tau, Y. M. C. A.. Glee Club Holm. Glendal, Elba. Crescent, Y. M. C. A.. Glee Club ■- ' " ' Howard. Raymond, Greejiu ood ' ' ' ' ' jv Hudson. Florence. North Loup, Y. W. C. A., Chorus x ' ' ' ,«■ ' " Hutchison, Esther, Beatrice, Alpha Delta Theta, Y. W. ' t C. A. , Irwin, James AUinnce. Bleu Thonge fa i r - Jackson. Betty Jo. Raymond. Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A. Jackson. Doris. Lincoln. A. C. E. Japs. Winifred. L ncohi Jarchow, Betty, Dayk,n, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Jay, Robert, Ainsworth. Phi Kappa Tau Jones, John, Crnb Orchard, Crescent, Glee Club, Chorus Judy, Eleanor, Lincoln, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Kauk, Roberta, Alma, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. PCeel. Charles. Roca. Crescent Kelly. Harland. Norfolk, Phi Kappa Tau. Debate Kemling. Max. Grant. Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A.. Chorus Kesterson, Jean. (bio?i. Beta Phi Alpha, Pep Club A. C. E. KiLZER. Rosalie. Leba)io?i. Y. W. C. A. King. Eleanor. Dai ' cy Klemme. Amanda, Murdock Klemme, Minnie, M7(rdock, Bleu Thonge 24 Plainsman i ' i yK — ' " - " - ' C- KoHLER, Ella, Lincohi. Y. W. C. A. KoHLEF, Esther, Luicohi. Y, W. C. A, KuNZ, Erma, Elmwood, Bleu Thoiige, A, C. E. LaVancil, Eugene, Lincoln Lewis. Clifford. Sac City. Iowa, Phi Kappa Tail, Football LuDvic, Agnas, Dwight Lunger, Quentin, L.ncoln, Delta Omega Phi McNicKLE. Clark, Farnam, Delta Omega Phi, Football Magnuson, Dale. Crufton, Football Magnuson. Sylvia. Chapman, Y. W, C. A., Plainsman Staff. Chorus Martin. Constance. L.ncoln, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Mason. Gladys, Linco ' n, Plainsman Players, Y. W. C. A. Matz. Doris, Co ad, Willard, Y. W. C. A. Miles, James. Grafton. Crescent Miles. Maxine. Crojton. Bleu Thonge Miller. Lloyd. Topeka, Kansas, Bleu Thonge. Y. M. C. A. Moneypenny. Lavina. Dorchester, A. C. E. MuLLis. Lloyd. Lincoln, Bleu Thonge Murrell. Chellie. Norfolk, Alpha Delta Theta. Y. W. C, A. Nelson. Wallace. Murray, Y. M. C. A. Nicholas. Richard, DcWitt, Crescent. Debate. Chorus NicKENS. Rosemary, Waverly, Bleu Thonge NoAKES. Georgia. Ben trice. Alpha Gamma Delta Parkin. Tom, Oakland. Phi Kappa Tau. Pep Club. Y. M. C. A., Cheer Leader Patton. Luella, Blue Springs. Beta Phi Alpha. Pep Club. Y. W. C. A. Peterson, Agnes. Raymond. Bleu Thonge, Y- W. C, A. Peterson, Inez, Omaha, Bleu Thonge Peterson Marguerite, Holdrege. Alpha Delta Theta. Pep Club, Y. W, C. A. Phelps, Coleman. Lnicoln. Band Pickering. Harold. Shehon, Y. M- C, A, Pierce, Lloyd, Hennngford, Phi Kappa Tau. Y. M. Glee Club Powers, Elmer. Trenton C. A., Racheff. Assen. Sofia. Bulgaria. Y. M. C. A. Rasmussen. Margaret. Blair. Bleu Thonge, A. C. E. Reiher. Roberta. Gering. Willard, Chorus Reynolds. Ruth. Beatrice. Alpha Gamma Delta. Pep Club, Plainsman Staff Richardson. Bernice, Bradshaw. Bleu Thonge, Chorus ScHiEDT. June. Friend. Willard, Chorus Schmiedinc, Donald. Pleasant Dale, Crescent. Glee Club. Chorus ScHEUNK. Jean, Lyncli, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A.. Chorus Autumn, 19. 7 . !r!5 f a i- ' V ' 25 , , uj -J, k l imk f Imm . Seick. Russell, Maywoud Shaul, Mildred, Gtriiiy, Blpu ThoiiRe SiiAW. Chester, Vieasanl Didc. Band Sheaff, Norman, Sidney, Delta Omeya Phi .SiioAF. Josephine, Genevci. Alpha Delta Theta, Chorus SiBv ' N, Robert, Geneva, Phi Kappa Tau, Y. M. C. A., Debate, Band SiMsoN, Grace, Madison, Willard, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Smith. Kenneth, Linco ' .n, Crescent SoETH. Elinora, C inpiiKiH, Theta Upsilon, Pep Club, Chorus Souser, Jeanne, Clarks, Beta Phi Alpha, Chorus, String Ensemble Stake, Wilmetta, Burchard, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Stauffer, Phyllis, Oakland, Y. W. C. A. Stevenson, Rachel, Grand Island. Y. W. C, A., College Council Stigile, Iola, Hooper, Bleu Thonge Stocker, Augusta, Auburn, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Story, Carroll, Kearney, Phi Kappa Tau, Pep Club, Cheer Leader Stringfellow, Glenn, Oakdale. Crescent, Y. M. C. A., Pep Club, Glee Club Swan. Marjorie, Lincoln, Chorus Taylor, Genevieve. Lincoln, Alpha Gamma Delta, Plains- man Players, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Thomas, Robert. Norfolk. Debate, Y. M. C. A. Tipton. James. Lewellen, Bleu Thonge, Debate TiscHE, Erma, Wood Lake, Willard, Y. W. C. A. Van Skiver. Ethel. Holdrecje, Bleu Thonge Weaver, Betty. Le.r. ngton. Willard, Chorus Weber. Rachel. Friend. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Weik, Joy, Meadow Groi e, Chorus Westfall, Melba. Atlanta, Bleu Thonge. Y, W. C, A. Whitney. Patrakia. Lincohi Williams. Charlotte. Lincoln. Y, W. C. A. Williams. William. Lincoln Williamson, Gwendolyn, Beatrice, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C, A.. Plainsman Players Wilson. Tayce, Hastings, Jotoa, Y, W. C. A, Wotipka. James, Ceresco. Phi Kappa Tau. Football Wycoff. Ruby ' . Le-ringfon. Bleu Thonge, Chorus Young, Maxine, Coaad, Willard, Y. W. C. A. 2o Plainsman SOPHOMORE SOPHISTRY The last stages oj barbarism. The first stages of apprecation. The beginning oj aspiration. The otlier day ihe editor cornered me, and lold nie that I was to elaborate, elucidate, and in general let the world know some of the more intimate particidars of sophomore sophistry. With unrestrained naivete I queried, " What is it? " A little research revealed that the enormous field of soph- omores ajid all that is sophomoric had practically been untouched — and no wonder. Hark to what friend Webster has to say, " Sophomoric is suggestive of bombastic language, coupled with crudeness and ignorance. " Whereas, " Sophistry is fallacious reasoning as has scarce had any influence upon the opinions of mankind. " Example of sophomore sophistry as based upon the contention of Webster: Doug Kaasch ' s trying to tell Prof, Howie why he wasn ' t there the day of the analytics Blue Book quiz. The very deviation of the word sophomore disheartens one-- wise, foolish ... a lirainy variety of idiots. Looking back on the editor ' s mild opinion of sophomores, I suggest these changes: the last stages of rationalism, the first stages of depreciation, and the beginning of asperity. Howgver, the degradation of the un- worthy sophomore was not complete until I asked Keefer for i definition, psychologically speaking. He replied with the followin.g which demonstrated perfectly alliterations ' artless annoyance. Said Sam, " Some psychologists say sophomore sophistry simply signifies sane, sound, sensible, serious, serene, schizophrenia — sans the sane, sound, sensible, serious, and serene. " Therefore, to find out what Sam thinks of the class of 1940 all we have to do is to ask j Ir. Gregg what schizophrenia is. Just to check on what he might say, though, I looked for the word in nine dictionaries until I finally found it, -to discover that it is a state of mind brought on by distintegration of the personality, and includes such forms as dementia precox and like kinds of insanity. Now. dear sophomoric co-eds, cohorts, co-workers, and coke fiends, I appeal to you. Are these accusations based on insight and understanding Ah, even as I pen this immortal interrogation I can hear you thunderously reply. " I-Iow should I know? " bv SHELDON HUPP .Autumn, 1937 27 ' - .p;siL - , 2S Anderson. Homer, Lincoln. Crescent Anderson. Lynne. Omnha. Pi Kappa Delta AxKoiiD. Marian, L.nro ' .n. Y, W. C. A.. Student Christian Fullowship. HsycholuMy Journal Club Baker, Harry. Lincoln Hartley. Ernest. Li7ico. ' 7i, Phi Kappa Tau, Debate, Pi Kappa Delta BLt:wFiELD. Doris, Lincoln, Willard, Plainsman Players, Y W, C. A. liRAY, Janey. Butic, Montana. Y. W. C. A., Plainsman Player.s, Student Christian Felhjwship, Chorus Bridges, Florence, Lincoln. Alpha Gamm.-t Delta, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A. Carne, George. LiMcodi, Bleu Thonge. Football Caruthers, Marion. Beatrice, I ' hi Kappa Tau Collier, Pauline, Humboldt, Alpha Gamma Delta, A. C. E., Y. W. C. A., Chorus CONLEE, Aileen, Cook. A, C. E. Cooper. Doris. Geriiig. Beta Phi Alplui. Y. W. C. A., Chorus Cope. Alice, Lincoln. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Cox, Howell, Oyallala. Glee Club, Choius, Band Cox, Leona, Biadeii, A. C. E. Cox. Merton, Bladen. Bleu Thonge Crabtree. James. Plainsboro, New Jersey Croft. Albert. St. Louis. Mo.. Crescent, Debate, Pep Club Culver, Bette Jane, Beatrice. Alpha Gamma Delta, Pep Club, W. A. A. Dollison, Lucille, Dai ' id Citii, Bleu Thonge, Chorus Eastham, Gerald. Lincoln. Delta Omega Phi. Band Ebright, Neva, Nortli Platte. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Chorus, String Ensemble Ellis, Ruth, CJiester, Willard. Pep Club EsKEW. Leonard. Wh.tman. Delta Omega Phi. Glee Club. Chorus Feyerherm. Harvey. West Point. Delta Omega Phi French, Elizabeth. Stromsbnrcj. Bleu Thonge Frohardt. Kenneth. Atkinson. Phi Kappa Tau. Theta Alpha Phi. Plainsman Players. Y. M. C. A., Pen Club, Chorus Fuchser, Phyllis, Waverhj. Alpha Delta Theta, Pep Club, Y, W. C. A. Fulton, Ruthadel, Genei ' a, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A., Psy- chology Journal Club, Chorus Gadow, Beulah, Western, Bleu Thonge Gardner, Ruth, Lincoln. Y. W. C. A. Gerd. Villiers, Cook Gilbert, Louis, Beatrice Gottschalk, Robert, Benkelman. Delta Omega Phi Hagerman, Vibginia, Filley. Bleu Thonge, A. C. E., Y. W. C. A. Hamilton, Dwight. Orleans. Bleu Thonge, Glee Club Hamilton, Margaret. Orleans. Bleu Thonge. Y. W. C. A. Harrington. Frank, Lincoln. Phi Kappa Tau, Football Hatch, Frances, Li coin. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. I ' l AINSMA , Hicks, Gerald, Farnnm, Crescent, Y. M. C. A., Football, Alpha Gamma Beta HiNTZ, Lenore, Western, Theta Upsilon, Pep Club, Y. W. C. A., A. C. E., Chorus Hock. Marlea, Dnwson. Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C, A., Band HoDGKiN. NoRRis, Bellwood, Delta Omega Phi, Glee Club Hoffman, Adelia. Crookstoii Humphrey. Aneeta, Atk.nson. Alpha Delta Theta, Plainsman Players, Y. W. C, A. Hupp, Sheldon. Lincoln, Phi Kappa Tau, Plainsman Staff Hurley, Dorothy, Idaho Falls, Idaho,. Willard, W. A. A. James. Vance, Omaha, Crescent, Plainsman PlayOTs Johnson. Viola, Fullerton, A. C. E. Johnston. Warren. Lincoln, Bleu Thonge Judy, Dobtha, Lincoln, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. Kaasch. Douglas. Scottsbluff. Phi Kappa Tau Kaimmer, Anne. Lethbridge, Canada, Alpha Delta Theta, Y. W. C. A. KiLZER. Helena, Lebaiio7i, Y. W. C. A., Chorus KiMMEL, Florence. Morrill, Kansas. Willard Kirkbride, Kathryn, Ulue llili. Alpha Gamma Delta, ACE. Chorus Knight, Dorothy. L.ncoln, Alpha Gamnia Delia, Plainsman Players, W. A. A.. Y.W. C. A., Pep Club KoKES, Lucille, Tekamah, Theta Upsilon, A. C. E., Plains- man Players Lamb, Verna, Alb:on, Alpha Gamma Delta, Plainsman Players, Psychology Journal Club. A. C. E. Land, Dale, Marquette, Delta Omega Phi, Y. M. C. A., Glee Club, Chorus Lewis, Mary, L.jico ' .ii, Alpha Gamma Delta. Plainsman Play- ers. W. A. A.. Y. W. C. A., String Ensemble LiND. Merle. North Bend. Bleu Thonge. Y. M. C. A., Band McNicKLE. Elaine, Farnam, A. C. E., Y. W. C. A. Mahr, Merle, Seward. Crescent Maticka. Emila. Elba, Bleu Thonge. Y. W. CV-.. A. C. E. Mendell, Ross, Scottsblnff. Delta Omegc Phi. Glee Club, Quartette, Chorus y Merrill, Merlin, Bruning y ' Metzger, Ernest. Crawford, Delta Omega Phi, Glee Club. Y, M C. A., Quartette, Chorus Miller, Delores, Battle Creek, Willard, Chorus Morrell. Doug. Scottsbluff, Phi Kappa Tau, Glee Club Psychology Journal Club, Chorus Murray, Paul. Friend, Delta Omega Phi Murphy. Annabelle. Lincoln. Student Christian Fell ( A iETZEL. Rhoda, Murdock. Bleu Thonge. A. C. E., Chorus ' WiJm . CT e-. «1 J f ' Nelson. Warner, Albion, Phi Kappa Tau v NvE, Kenneth, Lincoln, Bleu Thonge. Plainsman Play . s, ivers. Glee Club, Chorus, Student Christian Fellow " ' V V ' s°p. hip, Y. M. C. A. P. NZER, George. Decatur, Delta Omega Phi Paswaters. Phyllis, Lincoln, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C, A. Payder. Alice. Battle Creek. Theta Upsilon, Pep Club Peters, Edna, Kimball, Plainsman Players Autumn, 1937 29 r- ' ! Potts. Venus. St. Pnul. Bleu Thonge. Plainsman Players, Y. W. C. A. PiiiEST, Frank. Lincoln, Doha OmeKa Phi QuKiiY. RuTii. Benedict. Willarcl, Y. W. C. A., A. C. E. Rabe. William. Grand hliind. Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players Randall. Edna. Genon. Beta Phi Alpha. Psychology Journal Clul) Randall. Merle. Fairburii. Phi Kappa Tau Rasmussen. Marie. Ohiowii. Bleu Thonge Roberta, Velora, Lincoln. Alpha Delta Thcta, Chorus Robertson. Marie. Potter. A. C. E., Y. W. C. A., Chorus HosENE. Margaret. Lincoln, Bleu Thonge, Plainsman Players, Y. W. C. A.. Chorus Sandfcrt. Lucile. Humboldt, Theta Upsilon. Y, W. C. A., Chorus Schlichtemeier. Ellis. Nehairka, Band Scott, Chauncey, T.Iden Seaton. Marjorie, Cnsrncie, Montana. Bleu Thonge, Psy- chology Journal Club, Y. W. C. A., Chorus, Student Christian Fellowship Secund, Harold. Lincoln, Crescent Seick, John, Maywood Shipley, Eugene. Hooper, Crescent, Plainsman Players, Alpha Gamma Beta Smith, Audrey, Hartington. Willard. Plainsman Players, Y. W. C. A. Souders. Elbfrt, Lincoln, Phi Kappa Tau SousER. Kathleen. C arks. Beta Phi Alpha, String; " " tKa- Ensei b 1 ejjC h o r us 4 T ' ' i ' " t Spaulding, Mary Katherine, Bozcman. Montana, Y. W. C. A., Chorus Springer. Prudence, Eagle Stalboris. Elizabeth June, Oviaha. Pi Kappa Delta, Da- bate. Y. W. C. A., Wesleyan Staff, Plainsman Stail Staten. John. Lincohi. Phi Kappa Tau, Football Stewart, Mary Elizabeth, Randolph, Willard, Plainsman Players Stewart, Wayne, West Point, Crescent, Pi Kappa Delta, Debate, Plainsman Players, Psychology Journal Club Stolting. Marie, Endicott SwANSON, Helen. Lnco ' .n, Bleu Thonge. Y, W. C. A., Chorus Sweeney. Elaine. Lincoln, Bleu Thonge, Pi Kapga D lta, Plains- maw. I r ' J ylgr. Bayard. Linco ' n, Phi Kappa Tau. Plainsman rsER, Carl. Fairhvry ylor. Bayard. LiTico ' i ' ., Players Terrell, Olan. Cnlhcrtson, Student Christian Fellow- ship Thelander. Lucille. Denton Thomson. Margaret, Lincoln. Bleu Thonge. Plainsman Play- ers, Y. W. C. A. Varcoe. Gladys. S-pencer, A. C. E. Varney. Lyda. Cnlbertson. Alpha Delta Theta. Pep Club, Y. W. C. A. Wagers, Zella. Shickley, Plainsman Players, Debate. Y. W. C. A. Waldo. Harvey, DeWitt, Delta Omega Phi, Debate Walker. Betty. Colnmbus, Willard. Plainsman Players. Plainsman Staff. Wesleyan Staff Webb. Mary Em. Torr.iigloii. Wyo., Willard, Plains- man Players, W. A. A,, Chorus 30 Plainsman XV f,A - ' ' - I. ■» Weber. Anna Marie. Friend. Bleu Thonge Williams, Donald, Farnam, Football Williams. Hope. Wood River. Alpha Gamma Delta, Plainsman Players. W. A. A.. Y, W, C. A. Wise. Mary, Primrose. Bleu Thonge, A. C. E. WoLTEMATH, WiLMER. Sterling. Bleu Thonge Zabel. Fred. Western Zamzow. Orval. Archer. Phi Kappa Tau. Plainsman Players AT HOME. AT SCHOOL, AT PLAY (Continued from page 17) It would be hard to separate hand lotion and Professor Dur- ham, particularly if he had it well rubbed in. Bein,E; a for- mer football player and a chen ' - ist. he conceived a way whereby industrious males could keep their hands lily-white and sof: without resorting to dishwash- ing. Professor Durham is likely to be found wherever there is an athletic contest in progress. When " Pop " Bennett finishes giving a lesson he asks. " Paddle we do now? " So they play ping-pong. .Xnd many times has Mrs. Bennett, the pin.g-pong widow, sat patiently in the Y. M. C. A. waiting for a game to be finished. As for Mrs. Bennett herself, a good book, a comfort- able chair, and perhaps a fire- place, are enough to constitute an evening ' s entertainment. Picture a man with a camera There you have a good idea of Prof. Hoffman. He takes to a hobby that is so close to his occupational interests that it is hard to distinguish between them. But the snap of the shutter, the smell of glue, and a bathtub full of prints, are familiar items in Prof. Hoff- man ' s unofficial moments. Time-tables and trains hold an inexplicable fascination for Pro- fessor Howie, and the Burling- ton railroad lost a valuable en- gineer when he turned to mathe- matics to earn a living. His pen-and-ink drawings and pen- manship flourishes were so well- done that he put himself through school by profits from this hobby. Mrs. Newkirk finds quilts a satisfying diversion. .■ s one would e.xpect the gym- nasium is the hideout of sports enthusiasts, and the professors who hold forth there are no exception. Coach Roberts is able to humiliate almost any of his students in any of the many sports possible in our gym. In addition to swimming, tennis, and golf, Mrs. Brandt engages in persuading flowering plants to burst into bloom. And Coach Thomas ' symphonic sallies are worthy of the most ambitious musicians. Besides being domestically in- clined. Miss Snow enjoys travel, although she does little of it. The only times Miss Hulbert drags herself away from work on her Master ' s degree, she goes to hear symphony concerts or other musical entertainment. Autumn. 193 7 .31 Tlu ' ro ' s only oiif m-t ' d vc nuikc any effort lo keep up with. She ' s the one who ' s alwavs sa inp;, " My studies (io interfere with my social life at college, hut I liave nu ' fun. ' She went to history .-s one day. (Yes, really.) Said the Pro- fessor, " Now, name a kind of sheep. " " I don ' t know any. " she hrazenl_ - admitted. " I hardl - ex- pected ou to. " beamed the in striictor kindly. " Xo, " said Co-ed, " I ' m not sheepish. " We tafjged her to an office wdierc she inc|uirrd of the mana,!, ' er when he would arrive the next niorninii. Said he, " At sixteen minutes before eight. " " .Ah. " replied Co-ed, " I shall be here at a quarter of eight. " " Then you ' ll have to wait a min- ute, " said the Man of Business. Which should definitely prove something or other about Co-ed. She went to a play rchsarsal. The director was having a little trouble teaching correct posture to the lead- ing lady. " What can I say that will be a signal to you to stand up straight? " the director asked the star. Up piped Co-ed, " Say ' knock - knock ' . Then she ' ll know it ' s ' turn in. " She took pit - on a freshman try- ing to get in on a busy sorority house line. " If you dial the first four numbers, no one else can get in on that phone. " she suggested helpfully. The Freshman removed the receiver, dialed four numbers, said, " hello 1 " and then, " what ' U I do now? " " Just wait a while, ' said Co-ed, " then dial the last number. " The date-seeker replaced the receiver, waited, removed it again, dialed the fifth number, and said, " S ' funny, they don ' t ring at all now. " a f r The eyes have it! Hnw Wfll (Id _ nu know y(uir fcllnwnicn " r " Clirck up on ):i ' e . Keeping Up With The Co-ed by SALLY DEANE As she leaned out the window on the second floor of White Build- ing, she contemplated her sisters as they passed beneath her, and came forth with this gem: " There are just three types of co-eds. The first kind who say, ' My mother didn ' t have to tell me. 1 found out for myself. " Those who say, ' How I wish tiiy mother had told me. " are type two, and the third group wail. ' Mother told me, but I ' ve never had a chance lo find out for myself . . . Then there ' s the girl whose life is just one platonir friendship after another. " Co-ed felt rather low as she sat in her 9 o ' clock English class waiting for the professor ' s arrival. When llr, Dolson arrived, he said, ■■(iood morning. ' hat ' s the matter with you this morning? " " Noth- ing " , she answered, " except that I forgot to illuminate. " Co-ed went gaily one morning to the red brick library building to spend a few gay moments in the pursuit of Latin. Dean . labaster, under whose tutelage she was " sit- ting " , asked — " Miss Co-ed — What did CaEs; ' .r say when he crossed the mountains? " - nd Co-ed, the un- (kiunted. the ever bright li,ght re- plied. ' A ' eni. veni I " In one of her weaker moments, Co-ed was heard to remark, " Get away closer, honey. " You keep up with Co-ed a while. I ' m tired. 32 Pl.AINSM. M 10 YEARS AGO TODAY (Continued from page 7) With another Christmas season drawing near, our thouuhts turn once more to our folks at home and to our Alma Mater. Even at the risk of appearinj sentimental, we reiterate our expressions of love for them both. It is only ten years since we said " good-bye " , but shdiilcl we live ten more decades we would still lie their children, proud of what they stand for and certain that the homely virtues which they exemplify are the l ri,i, ' htest lights in a dark world. " THE POWERS THAT BE " (Continued from page 1} Tact is synonomous with the name of .Miss Zazei ■Sloniger, registrar of the university. From the maze of freshman registration to the Commencement exercises. Miss Sloniger regulates the details of registration, fees, and classes and never loses her charming and efficient manner of dealing with all problems. Ilelplulncss seems to be the chief interest of Miss Grace Lenfest, .Assistant Librarian. She is always patient and understanding and has helped many a stu- dent to pass that exam or make that speech by giving them the right book at the right time. Ability as the manager of the treasurer ' s office is only one of the many outstanding qualities of Mrs. Elsie Mueller, Assistant Tresaurer. Not only is she pleasant to do business with but she is pleasant to look at. A combination which makes even the paying of fees a delight to the student. Treasures hidden on the shelves of the library will be found for you with the greatest of ease by Mrs. Ethel Langdon Bishop, librarian. She knows the books of the library intimately and can find anything from the definition of a law term to the daily news- paper for you. " Boss of Buildings " is the title affectionately be- stowed upon John P. Brox, Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings. His corps of assistants keep the grounds in good shape and are responsible for the beauty of our campus. It is under his direction that the class- rooms and halls are kept clean and in good repair. Everything must come to an end, and this is no exception. There you have the list of " The Powers That Be " responsible for the .Administration of this school. They are doing a good and efficient job in managing and directing the details of school life. Madeline Alexander Faith Frampton Merle Randall Robert Thomas Ruth Ellis Warren Johnston Doris Cooper Phyllis Staijffer Warren Brainerd UNI PLACE BEAUTY SHOPPE ! COMPLETE BEAUTY SERVICE | Permanent Waving a Specialty j M-Z821 I " The Sliiy " Courtisii. Srrricc j injd Ai ' iirrrmtimi ' = ts23 St. Pai ' l Avk. Lincoln. Neuk. | C. E. GREEN FURNACE PLUMBING Air Conditioning M 2800 2819 No. 48th St. L. M. .. . .+ Thomas Son GENERAL HARDWARE 1 Useful Christ-mas Gifts = 2739 North 48th M 2363 j +._.„_.._.._. . . + + — i Hart Variety Store j ! All Kinds of Notions, hlosiery ' I STOP IN AND SEE US j 2713 North 48th St. I SEE OR CALL CHILDERS CLEANERS tor Fine Dry Cleaning Pressing U.luiinii. l!,r ' " nn!i Ml,r,„,i Min ' .w and l.ailica Clolluvg. All Wurlc Gunranlnd. 2730 N. -IRth Phone M-M!in Lincoln. Neb,-. + Weslcyan Barber Shop Keep Up That Neat Appearance CHAS. DEETER 4807 St. Paul Avenue I . + E. L. LADNER PLUMBING, HEATING SHEET METAL Office Phone M-2478 2723 No. 48th St. Lincoln, Nebr. + 1 R. CROOK. M. D, C E CROOK. M D C. D. CROOK, M. D. CROOK CLINIC PHYSICIANS fr SURGEONS Office 4825 St. Paul Ave. Phone M-2235 .VUTI ' MN, 19. 7 33 +■- +- +— 34 Every F(i( i li ty for F.vcry ■ ' ( t io Hotel Lincoln THE CAPITAL CITY ' S HOST FOR EVERY OCCASION IDEAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PARTIES, TEAS. DINNERS, DANCES CONVENTIONS + + — QUALITY CLEANING ONLY • CERTAINLY THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN CLEANING. IN INFERIOR WORK EVERY PROCESS CAN BE RUSHED THROUGH SOME EVEN OMITTED. OUR PRODUC TION IS PLANNED FOR QUALITY V ORK ONLY AND THE RESULT SHOWS IT. : 4725 ST. PAUL AVENUE PHONE M-1679 Drs. Taylor Taylor PHYSICIANS SURGEONS Dr. Gareld L. Butler DENTIST OF FICES: -)728 St. Paul Ave. Phone M-2257 + Personality Portraits with Cox Studio 1125 Street B-1988 + Plainsman 7 , LOOKINC-- --THANKS by SALLY DEANE Garlands of evergreen j racefuUy looperl over street lights, and white placards bearing Season ' s Greetings- - Shop windows loaded with a bright array of gift suggestions — Tinkle of Salvation Army bells and shrill cry iif newsboys — Glimmer of neon lights punctuated by the vari-colored spots of light on cone-shaped fir trees — The Christmas season comes to Lincoln ' s " O " St. With a total capital of nine cents and a bus chip we join the throng of Christmas shoppers that file into Gold ' s at nth and O. Above us, as we enter the store, is a fragile red and silver canopy. To the left a show- case glittering with countless bits of frivolous jewelry. When we notice the gold chain charm bracelets hung with tiny telephones and typewriters for the office girl, or footballs and megaphones for the collegian, an at- tractive clerk smiles helpfully — " Just looking, thanks " . Center aisle counters hold multi- tudinous surprises in the way of trick belts and attractive purses and smartly boxed buttionerres. . nd to the right is a counter of cosmetics in eye-catching bo.xes or packages. Everything from Du Barry ' s dainty French soap to Elmo ' s complete travel kit has its touch of celophane and gay ribljon. The Evening in Paris prod- ucts are especially alluring in their blue silver-starred boxes. Just a glimpse at second floor where the lovely dishes and crystal and pottery crowd each other on the loaded shelves. Colored mixing bowls and refrigerator dishes vie with Universal electric toasters to attract the practical minded aunt in search of a gift for the newly-married niece. On to the toy shop where children watch the big round eyes the Lionel Challenger in its course through many tunnels ; and mothers discuss with one another whether or not Jamie is too old for a cuddly teddy bear. Out into the busy street where traffic moves haltingly and window shoppers wend their way slowly around store entrances. Nlagee ' s window features luxurious negligees of silk and taffeta and im- practical, little satin mules. !Men lured to the department by the at- tractive display almost invariably say, " ' ' es, it ' s very beautiful, but if Edith wears it to get breakfast every morn- ing, it couldn ' t stay that way. Can ' t you show me something more dur- able? " In Ben Simon ' s street windows stands the evidence of the current formal season. Inside the store a boy of young and tender years fingers the satin lapel of a midnight blue tux and mutters, " Jist lookin ' , thanks, " to the clerk who comes up. Now to Miller ' s where annually for IS years we ' ve explored the toyshop on the 4th floor. With that as our objective we flit lightly but firmly Autumn, 19,37 35 past till ' s(|iiarts and olilonjjs of ga scarves and cule little collars. If we allow inore than a brief f;lance we are lost — clutchin;; the still intact capital, we hurry to the elevator. Past the second lloor where we lleetin,!;ly slimpse a table piled high with sweaters of every size, weave, and description. Up to third where wool plaid blankets in soft or vivid hues are prominently displayed. . nd then into a fairy-land ! Blue silver- tipped trees and festoons of silver leaves line walls and ceiling. Bright red stream-lined wagons with head- lights, sleek black sleds with gleam- ing steel runners, realistic miniaturv furniture, chemistry e(|uipment, Erec- tor sets, and the doll shop 1 Shirley Temples, Red Cross nurses, Dionne quintuplets, Donald Ducks, dolls with Coronation-inspired tiaras in their hair, and dolls and dolls, and dolls. Then the colossal effort of tearing ourselves away from watching the marionettes and resisting the impulse to slide down the bannisters. We were lured by the display of Christ- mas packages to stop at second floor for some gift-wrapping ideas. We liked jet-black cellphane tied with red and silver ribbon, or purple with frosty white bows, or a sprig of silver holly on Ijright blue. Oh, for a gift to wrap up! Descend again to the street where people hurry by, carrying large red sacks, brown boxes, and lumpy gray packages, Xow mothers are telling tired children that if they can coax Daddy away from the electric train they can go home now. The shop- pers hurry back to make the pur- chase they were " Just looking " at a few hours previous. And we hurry home to write down before we forget : Kid sister — Scotch plaid zippered bootees : Dad — electric mirror-faced clock ; Mother - - - nine cents - - - LJ IT ' S CHEAPER - - in the long run to have your garments cleaned the " PEERLESS " way. It gives you that peace of mind that only quality cleaning can. And too, nothing can help your appearance like a freshly cleaned garment. P EERLESS CLEANERS 322 SO, lUh B-6731 CFO, H. LEMON I I + I W E S L E Y A N I SHOE REPAIR 1 PHILLIP JIRKA. Prop. • YOUR BUSINESS APPRECIATED I ECONOMY COMFORT ! IN SHOES I (ones Elite Shoe Service 2732 North 4Sth I ■■ + . ._., C . K A N Z L E R EXPERT SHOE REPAIR . ' ..- 2802 North 48th Lincoln Adverfisers J Wish yon A Merry Christmas : I and A Happy New Year : + . ._.+ MI;KRV C IIKI.SI MAS Come and shop with us. Save time and money. Avoid the crowds. Books, Bibles, Dic- tionaries. Pictures, Novelties, Candies, Jewelry, Pens, Pencils, Lamps, Compacts, Pillows. Memory Books, Toys and Nice Books and Games for Children. Gift wrappings. Decorations, Magazines, Christmas Cards. Silk Hose, Handkerchiefs Let us sell you that Bus ticket. Visit our Gift Department How About a Wesleyan Blanket- WESLEYANN COLLEGE eOOKSHOPP Miss Hannah Jensen, Prop. j M 1560 Everything tor rhe Student j Buy Burlington Bus Tickets here i MAKE YOUR PURCHASES from the Gifts at MAYO DRUG CO. THE DRUG STORE ON THE CORNER 2700 No. 48th M-2000 +— ■ 36- Plainsman NTER 25 YEARS AGO TODAY AND SWING CAME ON FOREVER CAMPUS SPARK PLUGS ' LIVE WITH A LOT AND LIKE IT LOOK FOR THE NAME WHEN YOU BUY FLOUR CEREALS CAKE FLOUR CHICK and CATTLE FEEDS It is your giuirantcc that you arc getting the best in quality— the most in vakie! VICTOR PRODUCTS ARE MADE BY CRETE MILLS - - - - Crete, Nebr. r ' Waitkr Smith H,J.R( I.I) S + i 1IT1I SMITH BROTH E R S LUMBER. COAL. SAND, PLASTER BUILDING AND INSULATING MATERIAL Let Hi liaiiill void Hiiihliilfi Xrrds THE LUMBER SMITHS PhdiH ' : M-2527 2.;41 Xorlh 4Slli + jAKK fiEZ: S( liifis " Ihivi- Jiisl U ' IkiI lln- Dr. Onltral DISTINCTIVE STYLES IN EASTER SPECIALS NEWEST JEWELRY ATTRACTIVE WATCHES MOTHERS DAY GIFTS AND CARDS STUDENT SUPPLIES R. L. SENIFT 2701 No, 48th Phone M-1042 WHERE THE STUDENTS RATE + 1 EAT and EN)OY I AIHMOXT ' S ICE cki:am Tin I ' cah ,,f Qiiiiliti T h r Fairmont Creamery Co. LINCOLN, NESR t6P-AS;( | CONTENTS Page 5 25 Years Ago Today 6 And Swing Came On Forever 8 Anticlimax! 10 Pen o ' the Plains 11 Winter Night ; piifiii - 12 Champions 1938! 17 Campus Spark Plugs! 18 Sing-Sing Has Nothing on Us 19 There ' s Music in the Air 22 Y. W. C. A. 23 Y. M. C. A. 24 Pan Hellenic Council 25 College Council - 26 A. C. E. 27 W. A. A. 28 Live With a Lot and Like It 30 Sororities and Fraternities 48 junior jabberings 52 Keeping Up with the Co-ed 54 lust Looking, Thanks by- Miss Beulah Champ the editor Charles Sharp Contributors Minnie Klemme Bob Braun Bette Jane Culver Delmar Nuetzman Marjorie Hays LaVerne Borg Richard Ricker Delores Wullbrandt David Mickey A Committee Ida Price )eanne Souser Sub-editors Tat Bowman Sally Deane Sally Deane J ' li ilislinl ly Nkbhaska Wfsiivan Univkrsitv, Lincuin, Xebr. Dr. Harry Lee Upperman. Chancellor B E. McProud. Dean of T. C. F. A. Alabaster, Demi of L. A. Oscar Bennett, Dir. of School of Music Plainsman Magazine : Editor, Maif ani Jensen ; Assistant Editor, Sally Deane. Bus. Manager, Chester Marshall ; .Xssistant Bus. Manager, R ' u hard Rieker Photographer, Leonard Cole. ' oL. Xo. XXX ' I N ' umber Two SILVER STARS IN WINTER ' S SKY, FRAIL WHITE CLOUDS CO FLOATING BY, SILVER CROWNS IN SHINING CURLS GRACEFUL FROCKS ON COLLEGE GIRLS, SILVER PONDS ON WHICH TO SKATE, FROLICS THERE WHILE LESSONS WAIT. SILVER FROST ON CRYSTAL SNOW, FRIENDLY WARMTH OF FIRESIDE GLOW. Bette Jane Culver Marjorie Hays IJOLORES WULLBRANDT Jeanne Souser Echoin.a; and reverberatins through the halls ami corridors of a university is frequently heard the rhythmic thuddin.u; of the feet of cnllet;ians. as han l in hand thi ' - rally, lusty voices shoutinf with emotion, ' ' our pep, your pep, — you ' ve ,L;ot it, now keep it— doggone it, don ' t lose It! " Theirs is a manifestation of loyalty to their school. There are iither ways, too. of expressin.i; loyalty. Several weeks ago a student, a c nical student, his friends have called him. clipped from his paper the picture of the new chancellor of his xv ?rsity and fastened it u|)(in the wall of his room at a fraternit house. Loyalty? Defeated and discoura,aed by several losses, the basketball team did not whimper about defeats or retire in an attitude of " All is lost I " But with renewed courage they accepted the challenge oi a rival college — and emer.ged the champions I They were undainited, you see — and loyal. It was early on a March morning that a wire came trotn (irand Junction, Iowa— the debaters, returning from Minnesota, had swerved on an icv corner— the car turned over twice. The baggage rack on top of the car kept this iVIarch morning from being a very grave one, indeed. ' ' ou know the story — sprained ankles, a scalp gash, torn shins, a broken shoulder, shattered bag- gage, but, bless them, unbroken spirits. The debaters crawded out of the shattered window of their wrecked automobile — made their wa ' to a painfully jolting school bus — one was so white and weak that he couldn ' t stand up — yet once aboard they started singing, " Dear ( Id ' esleyan I " That is loyalty — isn ' t it? On Visitors ' Day this winter the chairman of the committee found this note in his box iic lrvlfil to answer your request jor ihf siimiiiary nj fxhihits, Init our department doesn ' t lend itseli to exhibits very efieetively. I ' ll set out the red ink-bottles, clean up my desk, water the plants, and make the stacks oj papers look as iin-intimidating as possible. Of course I ' ll furnish a welcome for any who look into a room so lackini; in dramatic interest as an English department is supposed to be. .And for thirty-nine years this faculty member has set out the red ink bottles, cleaned up her desk, watered her plants, stacked the theme papers in prim, neat rows — and waited with a smile. Loyalty! Loyalty for a university is expressed not only with drums, and megaphones and lusty voices shouting through the halls. Winter, 103S Interwoven with frost pearls the forlorn ivy floats in white lacincss like a bridal veil about " Old Main " ; automobiles stand like arctic igloos on white cushioned streets. But within there is firelight, and voices and laugh- ter and silhouettes against a window. Plainsman 25 YEARS AGO TODAY by BEULAH CHAMP, ' 13 WTien I received word from your Editor requesting that I represent my graduating class, it was with some misgivings that I consented to make this response. I may not have the most recent record of our illustrious band since graduation: nevertheless twenty-five years ago there went out from Wesleyan ' s halls a consign- ment labeled " Class of 1913. " The crude material had been passed upon as being no mean stuff and, with here and there, even an acknowledged thread of superior quality. Your antique numbers of The Coyote and the Wrslryait will substantiate the reminiscent items enumerated here. The history of our four college years proves that we were prominent in the fields of Debate, Oratory, Ath- letics, Dramatics, and that we supplied many important offices of college organizations. Of course, as freshmen, our class of ninety-two members furnised ample greenery for X. W. U. For example, a number of us were conscientious enough to accept all three condiments — lemon, cream, and sugar — served at the first formal tea. I remember also how- shocked we w-ere at registration to hear a sophomore give her " life story " to the registrar. In response to the inevitable question, " Your father ' s business? " she dar- ingly answered, " A rag-picker ! " Emma Johnson never knew what an impression she made o n this scared-to- death freshman standing just behind her in the line. But even though we were naive, we managed to win the freshman-sophomore scraps, the freshman-sophomore debate, the University Girls ' field meet, and we fur- nished the orator for the Pan-Wesleyan banquet. . s sophomores, of course, we all knew more than we could possibly know when we were seniors I We did have a number of honors to our credit. Topping all others was the victory in the Junior-Sophomore championship debate, which was won by our notorious class trio — Crossland, Cornish, and Goman. No wonder the school chose for the second time, a member of our class to orate at the Pan- Vesleyan banquet. .And as you may know, all the class honors contributed little to the inferiority complex of sixty sophomores. But our self-assurance was met wisely with the kind indul- gence of the faculty, and we were steered into the ranks of upperclassmen. .As " Jolly Juniors, ' tifty strong, we broke all records of previous classes in the honors we received. Our varsity debate men stayed by us, and Charlie Cole re-enforced the strength of the Junior team. One of the greatest junior class honors came when, for the sixth time in the historj- of Nebraska Wesleyan. her represen- tative, W ' eldon F. Crossland, won with his " Tolstoi " oration the much coveted first place in the . nnual State Oratorical contest. What earlier class organization had furnished men for the business management of both The Coyote (.Arthur Greenslit ) and the Wesleyan (Evert Stancliff) ? ' hat class had previously furnished presidents by the wholesale for both Y. AL and Y. V. associations? We kept up our class quota in athletics, too. Ray AlcCandless and Fred .Aden were probably the most outstanding Varsity men because they served a longer period of time. Nor was music neglected in our contributions. The Wesleyan Quartette, which belonged to a National Con- cert Bureau at that time, could boast three of our junior men. Who can forget the rich bass notes of Glenn Dickens or the clear tenor of Arthur Greenslit? Greenslit ' s art as a cornetist was thrown in for good measure. That ' s the way he did things. One wonders what was left for a senior class of forty-nine members to accomplish. But to win clciss distinction is one thing, and to hold that place for senior honors is another. We were still represented in Y. AI. and Y. W. holding fast to the presidency in both associations with Fred .Aden and Alildred Claflin as leaders of these groups. Weldon Crossland and Roy Wilson served as editors of the Wesleyan and The Coyote, respectively. -Again, Goman bobbed up with his oratori- cal ability and won the State Prohibition contest and the right to represent Wesleyan in the interstate contest. By far the greatest contribution of our class to Nebraska Wesleyan was made when one of our number won for his .Alma Alater the Rhodes Scholarship, a distinction which no other class in all the history of (Continued on page 53) Winter, 1938 a AND SWING CAME ON FOREVER Drum on your drums, batter on your banjoes, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O Jazzmen. Sling your knuckles on the bottoms of the happy tin pans, let your trombones ooze, and go husha-hush-hush with the slippery sand-paper. Moan like an autumn wind high in the lonesome tree-tops, moan soft like you wanted somebody terrible, cry like a racing car slipping away from a motorcycle cop, bang-bang! you jazzmen, bang altogether drums, traps, banjoes, horns, tin cans — make two people fight on the top of a stairway and scratch each other ' s eyes in a clinch tumbling down the stairs. Can the rough stuff . . . now a Mississippi steamboat pushes I p the night river with a hoo- hoo-hoo-oo . . . and the green lanterns calling to the high soft stars ... a red moon rides on the humps of the low river hills . . . go to it, O jazzmen. And thus Carl Sandburg describes a white vested dance band! Winter — formal sea- son! Lads with feet tapping rhythm to the blare of their trumpets, drummer boys pouncing for quick cymbals cues, a jigging leader with trembling baton, — massive chandeliers dripping chrystal tears, — well-groomed lads, tall and resplendent in the black and white checker-board of formal attire, — lovely maidens in dresses of gossamer and butterfly wings, — the tints of April rainbows and sunsets of fairy land, — perfume of roses, gardenias and orchids — a:.d the luxurious touch of black velvet and white fur. Plainsman From the portraits of thirteen of Nebraska Wesleyan ' s beautiful and personable co-eds Russell Patterson, internationally famous ar- tist and production executive at Paramount, LeRoy Prinz, Paramount dance director and a noted authority on feminine beauty, George Burns, Cracie Allen and Betty Crable of the cast of the new collegiate picture COLLEGE SWING made these selections for a campus queen of pulchritude and six lovely princesses. Lois Connor Dorothy HolUngsivorth Olga Mary Hitchcoi Carol Duncan Betty Weaiier Rnth Elhs Winter, 1938 ANTI-CLIMAX by CHARLES SHARP All names appearing in this article are of real persons, and incidents re- ferred to are not fictitious. Any re- semblances are intentional. Persons wishinj]; to sue please consult the stu- dent loan fund comniittce. " Alabaster To Reassume Deanship ' " Talley Accepts Position at Southern School " When Dr. C. Horton I ' mIU ' V went to ' JVxas State college for women as asso- ciate i rofessor of speech, he left va- cant two deanships, that of the col- lege of liberal arts, and the office of ( of men. Dean pjiieritus F. A. Alaliaster reassumed the duties of ilean of liberal arts, and Prof. J. C. Jensen again became dean of men. " Male A Capella Chorus Opens 32nl Season " Pop Bennett ' s boys sang their first of 70 concerts this year before start- ing down through Iowa and Missouri to see if the natives still like music, and to give the girls along the route a lucky break. " Xew Wesleyan Staff For Second Semester " Xuetzman editor, Johnston, Keitli, Walker, Sharp and .Anderson head de- jiartments. The Wesleyan prepares for a busy spring season. " China Clipper Project Begun By Kindergarten " The kindergarten becomes airplane- conscious, and Mrs. Hatch ' s student; build a model China clipper big enough to ride in. to the great joy of the little boys in the department, which now has two airplanes. " Dr. H. L. Upperman, New Chan- cellor " Energetic, friendly, a builder, the new Chancellor is instantly liked at Wesleyan, which needed him badly. It is heartening to see the door to the Chan ' s office open again, and to know that you are welcome to go in and talk with him. " Plainsmen (Irab Win Over Broncs, ■S ' ork .Xext " Plainsmen liasketball team keeps in the running by a close victory over Hastings, and takes York the follow- ing week, " Drama Review Broadcast Series in Fourth Week " The drama students, directed b_ Professor Miller and Frances Good- hue Loder, Ijroadcast some excellent reviews. " Students Of The Week " Bowman, for winning the extem- poraneous at Moorhead ; Xuetzman and Margaret Jensen for leads in Brief Candle ; Rex McXickle. presi- dent of the Physics club. " Freshmen Kntertain , t " alentinp Party " The frosh put on a noble affair, decorated the gym with red and white streamers, and had a good orchestra. They should make it a custom. " Wesle an ' s First Roller Skating Party ' Which the kids must have liked, anyway it had them rolling in the aisles. " Pension Three Of Faculty " Dean F. A. Alabaster, who has served the school 45 years, and whose fine and subtle humor will be missed. Miss Phoebe Hopper, familiar at W ' es- leyan for 37 years. Dr. F. M. Gregg, widely known psychologist, who has influenced the picture of Wesleyan for 19 years. The school wdll not be the same without them. " Five Hundred , ttend Visitors Day Program " It was cold on visitors day, but the high school pupils came anyway, and they saw a good cross section of Wesleyan in operation with each de- partment holding open house. ■ ' ' Brief Candle ' Staged Tonight And Saturday " ' This time the Plainsman Players |)icked a good one. . welcome swing away from fantasies. Brief Candle pre- sented strong words in appropriate places, an excellently pie-eyed sailor, and a new star, Zella Wagers. Next year, my dears, I want to see you try Tohtircd Riicil. " Twelve Initiated Into Psi Chi " Xational p.sychology fraternity gets new members. " Wesleyan Takes Third Champion- ship " 250 persons went in a caravan to see the Plainsmen win the conference championship by a close victory over Hastings. Enough school spirit this time. " Xuetzman Wins State Old Line Contest " The victory bell rang for thai achievement at Kearney. " Debaters Compete At State Meet, Trip Marred By Accident " . fler winning at St. Paul, the de- bate teams and their valiant coach, Professor Miller, patches and all, un- daunted by their crack-up, go on to Kearney. " Barrett, Hedges Climax Four .Sea- sons ' Varsity Basketball " Their last year ended with a con- ference victory to climax careers of hard pla ing with the Plainsmen. " Chancellor ' s Reception Held " Music by the string ensemble, songs by Professor Bennett, a reading by Frances Goodhue Loder, distinguished an interesting reception, annual cus- tom at W esleyan. " Observatory Fund Completed " So that Professor Jensen may be- gin the job he wants to, actual con- struction of the observatory. May there be many clear nights when it is tinished. Plainsman The man irith the rake: Eastward Ho!: " Rip ' -tied: Out of the golden west they come: " With thy rolled up pantaloons " : Like new milk dripping from the whiskers of a crouchiyig cat the frost clings to the ivy of White Memorial: the plumage of the pines shelter deserted benches. Winter, 1938 PEN O ' THE PLAINS kk.mi;.mhi:ri. (; Starliulu ;iiicl saj;t ' lji ' iish And a picluro of you in my licart- n iiii;lit is too Ion;; to remember, Xo mmintains can keep us apart : m of tlip eastern valleys, I of the western plains. Under the star-studded heavens, When niemiir c.ills lis ai ani. MiNNIF KtKMMK. • ■ ♦ I wrote in smoke across the sky " I love you " — but the wind Drove the white smoke into white clouds And the summer sk - was wordless. I wrote your name in san l, where the wind Could not disturb it, but the tide Rose, and when it went the sand was smooth And had no message. I have woven nu now into the warp Of my life, a bright and lovely pattern Giving the strom; L;a - threads a meaning " hich wind or tide or storm cannot erase. Charles Shakp. XA.MF.I.K.SS LINKS from " Life in the Corn-belt " Hecause In the hot primordial slime A single-celled amoeb.i lived And in it God had put the will to live . n l up through wordless aeons other creatures Have fought and wandered, until .Men Have found the words to say it, I have been driven to say, I love you, The expression of my countless cells Of the will to live. Years have flimmed the shining surface of my memory, anfl time Has dried into blurred circles of grief the dark red rings, Where rested bottom-up the fragile chalice Too soon drained. Your love gave meaning to my old desires Like the sight of some fair distant quarry To young hawks drifting on an aimless wind. Charies Sharp. ♦ ♦ ■ THE MOOX The moon is a liig. shiny dollar; The stars are the nickels and dimes; And if th-ey were in your possession. You could bu_ ' the whole world and the sky. But since they are safe in the keeping Of One far wiser than w-e. High up in the blue vaulted heavens — Why cry for the moon — let it be. Minnie Klemme. Days now are empty blank spaces Over which a silence descends. Life has become mrre existence .• nd even my enemies arc friends. Once 1 could love, but now .■Ml the passion and glory have tied. The roaring swashbuckling spirit That once was I, is now dead. Too long and too well did I love you — .■ nd I had ou too long. ElIZABETH. 10 Pi AINSMAN Night Comes to the Plains Snow falls I glimpse in the twilight As night settles down on the plain. Darkness And out of the silence A lone wolf is calling again. Loneliness — And just ' round my cabin The wind takes up the refrain. Minnie Klemme. Winter, 1938 11 CHAMP IONS 1938 by BOB BRAUN Work Wanted: Experieced B r o n c- Buster, Indian Fight- er and Tiger and Pan- ther game hunter. References — The Ne- braska Church Ath- letic Conference Bas- ketball Champion - ship. Inquire — TJir. Plainsman, care o f Nebraska Weslevan. With a squad of ten men who worked as a single high scoring and tight defensive machine, Wesleyan ' s bsaketball team fought their way through a hectic season to the con- ference crown, . lthough they split the season with nine wins and nine losses, they captured six conference tilts against two defeats. Marysville Opener The Yellow and Brown opened the season against Marysville, Mo. teach- ers and found themselves on the short end of a 46 to 27 count. Xeil Davis led his mates in a second half rall that failed to overcome a 21 point lead. Height and Captain Hull. Teachers center, were the chief trouble m,akers for the Wesleyanites. Hull collected 17 points while Xeil gath- ered seven for the high point man. Victory at Luther The one man team of Luther col- lege in the form of Don Lund barely was nosed out nn the home court Ijy the riainsmen and Dell Hedges, .V? to 31. Ten minutes slipped by Ijefore Luther scored the first points of the game. The Wahoo team led 15-8 at the half but Wesleyan started to click in the second half and led by Hedges eleven points eked out the victory. Lund ' s eighteen points topped the scoring of both teams. Davis and " Old Faithful " Staten played their usual outstanding game. York Trounced Opening defense of their co-cham- pionship title, Wesleyan trounced York College, 50 to 3o ' The Plains- men were a much improved team and handled the ball in class. A step Coach r iomas in the right direction with Deli Hedges leading the way with twelve points. Lose to Wayne Invading the X. I. A. A. was costly in th: lost column but the battle with Wayne was a battle ; the Goldenrod lads nipping the " Her Emblem is the Sunflower " boys 35 to 34. A pair of gratis tosses by Red Lingenfelter in the last 30 seconds stole the .game from Wesleyan ' s grasp. The game was rough with the Yellow and Brown losng two men via the foul route and the game by virtue of Wayne ' s ability to connect eleven times from the free throw line. Close all of the way, the 12 Plainsman score was knotted at 20 all at the half. Fight to Finish Peru, also of X. I. A. A. had to slurge forward in the final period to nip the Frontiersmen 48-41. Leading 21 to 20 at the half, the Bobcats leaped into the victor ' s seat despite the ten points of LaVaun Price in the second half. Wesleyan fought hard and captured the lead several times, only to lose it again. Warriors Scalped Four hectic extra periods passed before Wesleyan had scalped the fight- ing Warriors of : Iidland 24 to 23. Trading goal for goal down t h e stretch of the regular playing time, Xeil Davis sunk a free throw to tie it up 19 apiece at the end of the game. Then came three periods of evenly matched play. In the fourth Souders sank a free throw and Hedges and Burroughs sank baskets for Wes- leyan ' s 24 points while de Freese and Bundgaard tallied baskets for the Chiefatins. . game of keep away ended the game, which was the second step in the right direction. Doane Leads Doane snatched the conference lead- ing by dumping Wesleyan in the lost column 44 to ii. The Tigers proved superior by grabbing a lead in the first five minutes and never losing it. It was a game of all-conference men with Neil Davis showing his guarding powers by holding Kristufek to 7 points. Dell Hedges led Wesleyan ' s futile attack with thirteen points. More and interesting developments came later in the season. This was the first conference loss of the season ; a step backward this time. Reserves Score The second five carried on for the Winter, 1938 regulars against Hebron and won 45 to 27. Price and Burroughs led their team with good performances while Hedges again was high point man with thirteen points. Hastings Victory Rally! Victory! .Vnd the score, folks, was Wesleyan 31, Hastings 30. final minute rally saved the same as Wesleyan ' s cagers faced the finish of the game tired and ready to drop. They had fought every inch of the way and every minute of the game, but they were dead on their feet. Bur- roughs, Price and Woltemath en- tered the dying game with the Broncs ahead 28 to 19. Burroughs and Wol- temath quickly made field goals while Davis and Staten dropped through free throws to make it 28 to 27. Trupp almost salted the ball game away, a one-handed shot, but another Wes- leyan basket and Dell Hedges ' hur- ried one-handed b;isket gave Wesleyan a 31 to 30 victory over thei Mus- tags. Eight men won the game; all were stars in their own right. Cap- tain Barrett collected eight points for scoring honors. Marvel with Trupp stood out for Hastings. .Step three in the right ' direction. Staten Stars Wesleyan returned to play Hebron and again won 43 to 37. Johnnie Sta- ten turned from a defensive star to an offensive threat by collecting twelve counters. York Defeated The Frontiersmen faced a fighting Arthur Barrett, captain, Charles Burroughs, Neil Davis, Harvey Feyerherm, Dell Hedges, LaVaun Price, Elbert Souders, Johnnie Staten, Bayard Taylor, Wilmer Woltemath. 13 York Panther and were lucky and plenty hot lo defeat the just as hoi host 51 to 40. York led at the half by a single |)oinl but Hedges and Souders staged a two man rally aided by the others to cop another con- ference K ' l ' iis. Saindow collected 20 points for York while Hedges potted 2i and Souders 14. This same I ' mhtini; Panther squad defeated Doane the following week. Step four in the inarch on the conferenc; title. Nubbins Win A spirited rall ' by Wesleyan almost caufiht Nebraska ' s Nubbins ' " in the end " but it fell short and the State team won 40 to 3 7. Tallman, re- serve man on the Nebraska first squad, led his mates with thirteen points and LaVaun Price totalled ten in Weslevan ' s behalf. Plainsmen Drubbed The classiest team in the state of Nebraska soundly drubbed the Plains- men of Nebraska Wesleyan 42 to 25. What a night I We were massacred and scalped. HoUaday scored thirteen points and Price came through for the Yellow and Brown with six. The Bobcats had doubled the count on us 24 to 12 at the half and continued to pour it on. Warriors Rampage The Warriors went on a rampage and when the game had ended .i Plainsman, noble and proud even in death, lay dead with 42-31 bullet in his chest. Nothing as old-fashioned as tomahawks, the Midland Chief- tains imported the tactics of Coach Nelson and revenged that earlier de- feat in a hair curling or hair taking manner. A freshman, Peterson, led his mates with a brilliant performance and eleven points. Perhaps Wes- leyan was still running in circles from Peru but whatever the cause, thev lost to a superior team at least on this particular day. The second step backwards, but the luhd mistake made by the Krontiersmcn in the confer- ence race. Wayne 45: Wesleyan 34 Wayne played like the b.ill was a hot potato and apparently the only place they knew to put it was through the basket, (jrabbing the lead from the very beginning, the (loldenrods proved they were no " daisies " but just a case of " hay fever " to the Plainsmen. It was Souders night to howl and his tune was twelve points and Wesle an scoring honors. Captain Banetl Tigers Mowed Down " Bring em back dead " Wesleyan used a machine gun — or was it ar- tillery — to mow down Doane ' s Tiger in their second meeting. The Ben- gals treed the Frontiersmen in his home lair but when he entered Wes- leyan territory, there was " cannon to the right, left and in front " and they did " volley and thunder. " The only place to go was to retreat and Doane did with a hefty 47-31 pound cannonball catching Doane " in the end. " Final Home Came Dell Ih ' ilges proved his worth — if he needed to — by bucketing 27 points in his final home game. The mighty Kris- tufek pocketed eleven points and went home in disgust. Wesleyan fought hard to get a 19-17 lead at the half but once they had it they never lost it. Barrett held Belka to one basket • ind Davis put the clamps on Kristy. Wesleyan takes step number five. Spirit Lacking rhe - called it a game but although Wesleyan was there physically, men- tally they were in Hastings. No one cared about the Nebraska " B " game and the results showed it. Score Nub- Ijins 60, Weslevan 3 7. Descent on Hastings With 250 loyal hackers plus a grand and large band, Wesleyan ' s Frontiersmen descend on Hastings. Both teams were tied for leadership in the conference race and the champion was the victor of the game. Hastings got off to a to 1 lead before Wesleyan warmed up. Hedges and Souders closed the gap to 6-5 before Marvel went on a 6 point spree. The Plains- men tied it up at 12 all in short order with Johnnie Staten pouring in a couple field goals. Wesleyan grabbed the lead with a bombardment of bas- kets 17 to 13. On and on they fought until at half time the Plains- men led 23 to 20. Both teams went cold in the second half and turned the play into a defensive battle. Hedges aided by Davis and Marvel did all the scoring in a little personal game running the count to 28-27. Hedges potted a dribble in shot for 30-27 only to have Marvel add a free throw 30-28, Hedges and Bru- baker traded free shots on a double foul making it 31-29. Hedges cashed in on a free toss to end Wesleyan ' s scoring at 32-29 but Overturf nar- rowed it to 32 to 31 and that was that. .■Ml-conference Hedges made twelve points and in doing so carried off the N. C. A. C. scoring crown. .Ml-Con- 14 Plainsm.- n ference Davis played the best game of his Hfe and that is plenty good. All- Conference Marvel was the o n 1 y threat Hastings had. A fighting team working as one in the interest of Wes- leyan took the N. C. A. C. basket- ball crown and they took that sixth step successfully. Totalled up it was a determined march on the title; always marching forward with a re- versal or two taken with a smile. Forward ever forward— To Victory! Out of the ten members of the coaference champion cage team, onlv two are seniors. Dell Hedges and Captain .Arthur Barrett will be lost to the 1938-39 basketball team but they will be replaced by able and e.x perienced men. Hedges was named on the all-con- ference team at a forward post. This shifty player from Roca led the con- ference in scoring and picked on the toughest teams in the league to do it on. Coach Dwight Thomas calls him a natural athlete, knowing when to put on the pressure and when to con- serve his strength in a game. Barrett was the key man of the offense acting as a feeder to his mates. His defensive game was very efficient as he held his opponents to very few points. Klbert Souders was Hedges ' mate at the other forward. He worked with Dell in fast breaks while his specialty was a one-handed push shot from the side. When others went cold, El!) could be counted on for needed points. .Another all-conference man is eil Davis who is only a junior. Neil ' s job and specialty was to guard the opponents scoring threat and see that he didn ' t score. Davis " ball handling always stood out and his passes fooled many an opposing player. The " Red " on the floor was Johnnie Staten dependable guard in his sopho- more year. Jawn was the " Old Faithful " of the squad, always regular and dependable but unlike the famous geyser, Staten didn ' t blow off or up. Cool headed at all times, Johnnie could be depended upon to master any situation. Xumber one replacement was Char- les Burroughs, who could take over a regular ' s berth and carry on without the cage machine skipping a beat. A fast breaking man, Charley shifted through the defense of his opponent for many a set-up. His job will be to fill Hedge ' s place next year. Bayard Taylor joined the squad at the beginning of the second semester but in that short time proved him- self a capable man. He gained valu- able experience this year, and much is expected of him next year. Winter, 193? IS I.;i ' ;uiii I ' riie look ovit Harrctt ' s center post against opposing lank - centers and did it with great success. While using his own height in guard- ing his man. his al)ilit ' to follow in shots resulted in many lu-cdcd points. Price came home with scoring honors in a couple of games. He will he a cap- able man to fill HarrfUs shoes ne. t season. The •■H " IVam New baskelli.dl men are taught Wesleyan ' s st lc of ()lay and art- im- proscd liy the valuable experience gained on ihc Plainsman ' s " H " team. This year a fine group of men were developed which Coach Thomas can pick to I ' dl the gaps in his s(|uad ne.xl year. Marian " liuck " C " arruthers, Bruce Keith and Donald Gardner were I he forwards of the squads while Donald Williams and Warren Johnston paired off as the other guards. Wilbur Woltemath, number one guard replacement, was one of the trio of capable reserves which included Price and Burroughs. Wally could replace either guard and carry on in grand style. He was a cool and col- lected player with a good eye for the basket. Harvey Feyerherm completed the squad and was a guard who gained much needed experience. His general play was greatly improved and so Coach Thomas is expecting much of this player. Gerald " Beefy " Gardner was usually high point man and is one of the promising men for next season. Weigh- ing only 265 and reaching ( feet 2 inches into the sky, Beefy makes a verv able center. -Another six-foot man is Ernest Bartley, a guard wlio also looked promising in the " B " team games. Bartley is very capable in following shots and taking opponent ' s shots off the backboard. He was the IJelii general of the squad. The Schedule of Nebraska Wesleyan ' s Basketball Dec. 10 larysville. Mo. Teachers 2 7-46 There L 17 Luther Jan. 4 York 7 Wayne 11 Peru 14 Midland 21 Doane 25 Hebron 28 Hastings Feb. 1 Heljron 5 York 8 Xeb. B 11 Peru 15 Midland 18 Wayne 22 Doane 26 Xebr. B .Mar. 1 Hastings 33-31 Here W 50-30 Here W 34-35 There L 41-48 There L 24-23 Here W 44-33 There L 45-27 Here W 31-30 Here W 43-3 7 There W 51-40 There W 37-40 Here L 42-23 Here L 31-42 There L 34-45 Here L 47-31 Here W 37-60 There L 32-31 There W 16 Winter, 1938 CAMPUS SPARK PLUGS ' by BETTE |ANE CULVER I propose a toast to this organization vvliich has wcirkeil hard and willingly to promote pep and spirit on the campus. Wesleyan spirit has become that urginn, driving, yet intangible force that has so much to iln with bringing honors to Wesleyan. Through the years the Pep Club has grown and improved. This year the club organized and endeavored to become a better club. Under its leadership great rallies, snake dances, parades, bonfires, talks by coaches, townspeople, faculty members and students were car- ried on. The members take an active interest in foster- ing enthusiasm ace high for football, basketball and other sports. Xot only does the pep club get us to games, but its members keep things moving after the crowd arrives. They help with the athletic banquets, sell tickets, plan programs, and decorate. One of its projects is Home- coming. This year the campus was decorated in the traditional colors — yellow and brown, and the houses were also decorated from basement to roof. Through the cooperation of the students and the administration these activities have been carried out successfully. Dr. Deal, the faculty sponsor of the club is an especially helpful member. Hrmrmbrr Hiistiiii; ' Well, the sort nf spirit rx- liiliitcd there was evidence of the true icorth oj the rlnh and oj Wesleyan ' s spirit I The outstanding social event of the year is the Big Snob-Old Grouch party, and it is sponsored by the Pep L ' lub. I ' lans for this year ' s frolic are being made now. Our costumes consist of canary yellow sweaters with the brown insignia of the club. This symbol was especially designed for the cluli liy a former Wesleyan student. The officers who lead the Yellers of the Brown in their activities and who assume the responsibilities are the following persons: I ' resident — Delores Wullbrandt. Vice-President — Phyllis Fuchser. Secretary — Bette Jane Culver. Publicity Chairman — Oliver Schock. Treasurer — Lyda X ' arney. Tt is the Yellers of the Brown who choose the cheer leaders of Nebraska Wesleyan University. We have been especially proud of Magnuson, head cheer leader, and Story and Parkin, both freshmen. Four representatives from each social group com- prise the membership of the club. The following are memljers: . " Mpha Delta Theta — Peterson, Jenkins, Var- ney, Fuchser; Alpha (lamma Delta — Culver, Knight, Reynolds; Beta Phi .Mpha — Patton, Kesterson, K. Sou- ser. Cooper; Theta Upsilon — Paycfer, Kokes, Hager- man, Soeth ; ' illard— Ellis. :Mc.Afee, Frampton, Wull- brandt ; Delta Omega Phi — Nichol. Hutchison ; Cres- cent, Beebe, Schock, Croft, Stringfellow; Phi Kappa Tau — Benker, Magnuson, Story, Pierce, Parkin. Winter, 1938 17 Sing-Sing Has Nothing On Us! by DELMAR NUETZMAN Walter Fosbiiry. Douglas Morrell. Leonard Paulson, Director Bennett. Donald Otto. Keimer i Nije, Homer Hi.r. John Jones. Dale Land. Elmer Artist. Nye Bond, Clendall Holm. Du ' iyht Hamilton. Glenn Stringfellow. Loren Rohrbaugh, Ernest Met:yer, Ross Mendell, Bernard Hodgkin. Ralph Currier. Lloyd Pierce. Fred Haverland. Leonard Eskew. Bill Nichol. Howell Co.r, Donald Schmieding, Fred Swan. It gels into your blood, this glc club business! When the first ivarm days oj spring mil around, twentv- jour strong and stalwart young mm may be found most anywhere gazing vacantly off into space with thoughts oj distant places, sweet music, and high school maidens running through their minds. This year the thoughts are focused on Kansas City and points between, wih the minor consideration oj keeping the vocal cords well oiled occasionally interrupting their reverie. Even the dyed-in-the-wool choristers, those four-year veterans who bravely ventured out as far as Ord and Broken Bow cannot resist the fatal lure. Ask S ' lVan or Paulson or even Fosburv about the blowing dust or about bus- driver, China. Or if you asked about the first long trip to Denver, Hodgkin or .Xichol might have tall talcs to tell. Rohrbaugh, Otto, and Bond, -were also members of the club two years ago that first warbled out over station K0. . .-[not her trip to Denver was taken a year ago with Morrell and Mendell the only new members to continue. Perhaps the strain oj con- tinually carrying the stands served to make the fittest survive. The trip even pulls members in that served so long ago that only " Pop " Bennett remembers them. Metzger and Hav- erland served their apprenticeship be- fore the present crop of neophytes had gotten very far along in high school. .4nd those neophytes? There ' s Ralph Currier, the chubby first tenor ; Lloyd Pierce, Hoivcll Cox, and Don Schmieding to fortify the bass section ; and Homer Hi.x and Kenneth Nye to help out the baritones ; hut the second tenor group is where they really shine — Glenn Stringfellow, John Jones, Dale Land, Elmer .Artist, and Dwight Hamilton carry on with but little support from trusted veterans . . nd the casualty list from Kansas City — who can tell. ' But with Pop and Mrs. Bennett as chaperones, and Dr. Hunter as — shall we say. ser- geant-at-arms. there may he a faint glimmer oj hope for their saje return. IS I ' i.ainsma;-. ' There ' s Music In The Air by MARJORIE HAYS The unpio|i;irerl visitor t(i fourth- flonr of White is apt to be discon- certed when he arrives early to music classes. Uncertain, but pronounced, noises, which frequently approach music, sreet his unaccustomed ears, and he opens the door upon an in- teresting tal)leau. Let us enjoy it with hi 111, In one corner Graybill is playinj» ' esleyanite recordings on the phono- graph, beating time with one foot and humming, while across the room E. Fosbury nobly renders a hymn on the bass viol, accompanied by the patient she ' ll iiiiprii ' c as long as this class meets. " A gentle clatter of feet on the steps is heard. " Sh-h ! Here conies ■Pop. ' " A moment later Mr. Bennett ap- pears, with a cheery, " Good afternoon, dear children. It makes me very happy to see j ' our smiling faces. Do you all have your lessons? " " Hi, ' I ' op ' , listen to me play ' Nearer My God to Thee. " M-m-m-m . . . that ' s funny. I never hit that discord be- fore. " " No, but she hit all the others. " " ' I ' hey just don ' t appreciate genius, ' Top ' . " " That ' s right, Evelyn. . . class, while Miss Mills has Harmony, History, and kindred subjects. Mr. Forbes teaches Orchestration. Be- cause of the small number of stu- dents in music classes, there is a re- freshing informality. However, we want no outsider to receive the erro- neous impression that music is a " snap " course. The blank-eyed stu- dent practicing wild zig-zags and swirls isn ' t doing it just for fun. Next week he will have to do the same thing with a whole class for an audience. .And the student who rests more than he plays is not going modernistic. This Beethoven in em- Mary Lewis. Vesta Jean Gartrell , Bill Nichol. Neva Ebright, Mrs. Bennett. Jeanne Souser. Fred Swan, Lois Connor, Evelyn Fosbnry, Pciiiline Hauiilton, Harold Davis, Marjorie Hays, Miriam Schick. Kathleen Souser. Geraldine Rising. Schick. Kilzer and Ebright divide their attention successfully among Graybill, the performers, and their studies. Rosene is discussing the lat- est show with whoever will listen. Hays encourages everybody. . ll talk — ' tis w ' oman ' s prerogative. " Listen, folks. 1 can play a whole two hymns now. Isn ' t that pretty? " " My pet, it ' s superb. But try something with more than two notes to balance on — I could do that w ' ell myself. " " Ouch ! That sour note was yours, Miriam, nol mine! " " It ' s not the notes that sound off, it ' s the tone. " " Oh, well. What I Do you mean to tell me I ' ve no men in this class? " " I just saw Ernie on his way. " " Then even- tually he may remember to stop here. " ' I " ' i ' e minutes later Metzger breezes in, early for him, with a " Hello, " Pop " , is this my class? " ' The class collectively congratulate him on his safe arrival, the bass viol is tucked away in its corner, and Methods IV is ready for work. Classes are an important part uf a music course. Mr. Bennett teaches Public School Music and methods Ijryo is racking his sometimes-far-too- inadec|uate brain for a fitting com- position to offer Miss Mills. In addition to classes there are several musical organizations, both with and without credit. Students outside the music department may earn four hours ' credit during their college course by taking Girls ' Glee Club, Band, or Chorus. Perhaps the best-known group is the Men ' s Glee Club. Every spring it takes an ex- tended trip, giving three or four con- WlNTKR, 1938 19 1 :=J certs a day. Ami what stories we hear of these trips I There is a friendly rivalry between the Midijet Quartet and their four taller brethren. The Girls ' (Jlee Club reserves its charms for home consumption, pre- senting a candlelight service at the Christmas season and appearing on spring programs. This organization is very ably directed by Helen IMinnick. appears at reception and club meet- ings . The mixed chorus is a thriving activity, unrestricted in membership. Those belonging to il have hilarious times under Mr. Bennett ' s direction, and the standard of performance is growing higher yearly. Our ci]iera this year was The Bartered Bride, b) Smetana. The toe-dancing under the supervision of Mrs. Brandt and car- nival scenes drew much applause. Handel ' s Messiah is the oratorio to be presented just before the summer vacation. some 0] whom may nr found at al- most any hniir jrrely exchanj iuf ideas ill till Hull niniii off the eonscrvatory iilfiii ' . i I hi niriiiliers nj a elnse- :iiil liiiiiily, uT may disaf ree among ourselves, tint united u e stand in dijense iij eaeh other. We are in- terested in the welfare of the univer- sity as a whole, too. ] ' cs, indeed. ' ] ' oii should hear ns diseuss ways o] iiiiproviiif; it. .Some suggestions arc far loo iidvaiii III for these depression times, sill h i .s the idea of installing elevators in White and in Main, hut 7 ' c have really worthwhile ideas for iin irovini; the i iirrii iiliim and i hapel programs. You may ask us about them sonte time. Till next time yon hear iiielodv ipillini; over from the " Musie Box, " remember that this building holds a jolly group of students ' who always weleome a new recruit. Music major or not, grab a Hershey Almond, a I hair, your wits, and your ideas and join the jorum. We ' ll be glad to have vou ' with us . ' Mr. Mendenhall directs the liand. which is in demand for rallies, ath- letic contests, and chapel programs. It usually presents a spring concert. People loitering outside Huntington Hal! during practices enthusiastically hum the fetching strains which escape over the transoir.s. On Thursday afternoons Mrs. Bennett ' s String En- semble sails through concertos for an hour, ft gives programs in Lincoln and in towns within a fifty-mile radius. A string quintet provides incidental music for our Wesleyan plays and other programs, and the string trio Music programs are among the few scheduled for chapel which do not last overtime. Re([ues(s for musical programs by our department are granted whenever possible, in the case of both soloists and organizations. We strive to please ! Xot the least of the attractions of our music group is the friendly spirit ' which prevails among the students, 20 Plainsman CHORUS Arnold, Audrey Beach, Frances Heebe, Lois Casper. Ma.xine Collier, Pauline Conlee, Aileen Dailey, Dorothy Davis, Harold Dollison, Lucille l- " ,biriii;ht, Xeva Lskew, Leonard I ' ry, Ruth i- ' ulton, kuthadel Fuchser. Phyllis Galbraith. Dorothy Glines, Betty Hagerman, ' rginia Haiiiiiiond, Ruth Havens, Helen Hicks, Gerald Hintz, Leonore Hitchcock, Olga 3 L Holm, Glendal Hudson, Florence Johnson, V ' iola Kauk, Roberta Kemling, Max Kilzer, Helena Kilzer, Rosalie Kirkbride. Kathryn Leach. Ruth Loniax, Ruth Ludvik, Agnes Magnuson, Sylvia Mendell. Ross -Metzger, Ernest Minick, Helen Xeitzel, Rhoda Xickens, Rosemary Noakes, Georgia Peterson, Marguerite Phelps, Coleman Rasmussen, Margaret Richardson, Bernice Roberts, Velora Robertson, Marie Rosene, Margaret Scheldt, Lirjory June Shoaf, Josephine Smith, Kenenth Steinhausen, Elsie Stocker, Augusta Swan, Marjory Swanson. Helen Sweeney, Elaine Varcoe, Gladys ' eaver, Betty Webb, Mary Em Weber, Anna ; L ' eber, Wilma Wilson, Tacye Wycoff, Ruby Young, Maxine Rising, Geraldine Schick, IMiriam Gottschalk, Louise Taylor, Genevieve Rohrbaugh, Loren Graybill, larjorie Nichol, Bill Schults, ' iola Gartrell, Vesta Joan Hays, Marjorie Weigand, Marguerite Xuetzman, Delmar X ' ye, Kenneth Lyon, Wilma Schmeiding, Don Cowley, Helen Souser, Jean Keefer, Sam Rieher, Roberta Swan, Fred Currier, Janet Diers, Muriel Under the tutelage of " Pop " and Mrs. Bennett, the musical organiza- tions at Nebraska Wesleyan thrive and prosper. Versatility in pro- grams is achieved from the clever musical antics of the " Midgets " during chapel programs to the white robed chorus which offers a rendi- tion of an oratorio during co m- mencement week every spring. Winter, 193S 21 Y. W. C. A. by LAVERNE BORC This year our Xebraska Weslejan Y. W. C. A. has made a special efforl 10 have all girls who are nienibers of Y. V. actively participating, lii order to do this special projects have been and are being planned. The first major event of mir Y. W. this year was a " get-acquainted ' tea given on . " luiday of freshman week. . t this lime our president, Ruth Lewis, introduced the cabinet. ' I ' hey are the following persons: Laverne Borg, vice-president : Ruth Loma.x. secretary: .Margaret Rosene, treas- urer : Janey Bray, World Fellowship ; Carol Duncan, room chairman and creative leisure: Wilma Lyon, fresh- man week and membership : Jane Albaugh, Xew Citizenship; Pauline Hamilton, worship; Olga Mary Hitchcock, personal relations; and Doris Blewfield, choral reading. Later in freshman week we sponsored with the Y. M. C. A. an all-universil. mixer. This is the first year that this event has been scheduled and we are all very proud that it was so successful. to make their Christmas a happy one. (lifts ranged from personal items for the girls tliemselves to articles for their rooms. In January if you should have chanced into our Y. V. C. . . room, you would have immediately noticed a water color exhibit. The paintings were those of (jladys Lux. .After care- ful deliberation we .selected one w ' hich we ]Hirchased. This one is nained " Pavement Ends " ; we point to it with l)ride. In oiM- lu ' st l ' ' ebruary meeting we started the ball rolling toward a goal of one hundred dollars, which is our annual gift to our sister college of Isabella Thoburne in Lucknow, India. For almost thirty years, the raising of this one hundred dollars has been Our next important event took place in October. Following a week of membership drive, a very impressive vesper service was held in First Church. The soft organ music, the singing, and the poetry heljDed to put us in a meditative mood. Our candles, as we lighted them, gave out a soft glow ' and a spirit of friendship prevailed. .After this service we had our annual membership banquet. November brought a Thanks- giving Alatin service. This too is new. It was held during the regu- lar chapel period on the Tuesday preceding Thanksgiving. We hope to make this one of our traditions. Our Christmas project was spon- sored by the Xew Citizenship Com- mission group. From a worker at the Mother ' s Jewels Home in A ' ork. we received the names of six girls of high school age who live there. We tried President — RiitJi C. Leivis Vice-president — Laverne Burg Secretary — Ruth Lomax Treasurer — Margaret Rosene New Citizensiiip — Jane Albauyh World Fellowsiiip — Janey Bray Personal Relations — Olga Mary Hitchcock Creative Leisure — Carol Duncan Membership and Freshman Week — Wdnia Lyon Religion — Pa dine Hamilton Choral Reading — Doris Blewfield one of our major projects. Through these last few years of depression we have kept our trust. The World Fellowship Commission is also respon- sible this year for choosing a name for a formal garden at Isabella Tho- burne. During March we began to arouse enthusiasm for going to the Estes Conference, which is held annually in June. This year we were fortunate in securing movies taken at last year ' s conference. We are hoping that a large delegaticm will be able to represent us. l ' ' (ir the remainder uf the school year, Y. W. C. .A. will have an active program. .April ' s high-lights will in- clude a special Easter program and installation of new officers; in May we who are seniors will receive our Mizpahs. During the past year Mrs. Ethol Langdon Bishop has been our able faculty advisor. We need and appre- ciate her guidance. Also on our ad- visory board are the following: Mrs. E. Glenn Callen, president: Mrs. L B. Schreckengast, Mrs. H. O. Mar- tin, Mrs. Parvin Witte, Mrs. A. V. Hunter, Miss Ethel Booth, Mrs. John Roberts, Mrs. F. M. Gregg, Miss Ber- nice Halbert, and Miss May Hopper. 22 Pl.ainsman by RICHARD RICKER Y. M. C. A. Scene I. A freshman arrives on the canipu: ' , fresh from home and greener than the corn has been for several years, and as bewildered as a " Samoan " in a bathing suit — clearly a case for a social worker or a foundlings home. Scene II. The case takes a sudden change by the appearance of an upper-classman — in this instance a subjects such as Peace and World Relations ; Social and Race Prob- lems : Religious and Moral Ques- tions; Creative Leisure and Hobbies; and Personal Relations and Problems. These are a valuable part of the student ' s life and help him make a better adjustment to college life and character building. He attends the membership ban- Nye Bond. Prof. Ely. Harold Heckman, Darrell Randall Gordon Axford. Bill Benker. V. M. C. . . member who sizes up I he situation and immediately takes charge. He shows the dazed un- fortunate around, gets him registered, and makes him acquainted with other collegians. Scene HI. Same character one week later. The freshman now looks like a new person. He is at the Y. j l. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. :SIixer, held jointly by these two organizations to make the newcomers feel at home. Three hundred old and new colle- gians participate in the first AU-Wes- leyan social event of the season. AH other scenes change with great rapidity, and so does our little ■freshie. " He wakes up between classes to attend Y. M. C. A. chapel occasionally on Tuesday and listens to some outside speaker with a worth- while message. These meetings were arranged bv student commissions on quet and proves that his days of tim- idity are over by actually asking for a second helping of meat. He also takes in the annual stag party held at the City Y. il. C. . . and enjoys swimming, bowling and other feat- ures for the best stag event of the year. He is now a man and is proud of his connections with an ac- tive organization of the Y. M. C. A. which ranks very high with those of other colleges. By sponsoring the publication of the Xebraska Wesleyan Student and Faculty Handbook the Y. j L C. A. makes it easier for students to get dates. There is one in every tele- phone booth and in Dean Alabaster ' s pocket. Harold Heckman was editor this year, and Bill Benker was the business manager of the publication. The Y. M. C. A. room is kept com- pletely equipped as a convenient study and recreation hall. It is fur- nished with ping-pong equipment and various table games, current maga- zines and interesting periodicals — music furnished by the band next door. The organization contributes toward the expenses of sending delegates to a Mid-year Y. JNI. C. A. conference for the training of leaders in ideals of Christian living and College social work. This stimulates interest in organization work on our campus and also represents Nebraska Wesleyan in inter-collegiate circles. Darrell Randall was a representa- tive at the National Student Y. JNI. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. .Assembly at Oxford, Ohio, during the Christmas vacation. This was the first national meeting of college delegates from so many colleges. Fifteen hundred stu- dents, representing nearly all colleges in the country attended. Seventy- five students were also present from other countries. Harold Heckman and Richard Ricker were representatives at the National Methodist Student Confer- ence held at St. Louis, Missouri dur- ing the Christmas holidays. There were twelve hundred students and advisers at this conference. In the Spring, the Y. M. C. A. holds a stag retreat and picnic for students and faculty members. A baseball game usually is featured. The fullest cooperation is given to the administration, faculty, and other student and civic organizations in general service on our campus and in our community. An Estes Co-op Club is sponsored by the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. to send the president and other dele- gates to the Rocky Mountain Confer- ence of the Y. M. C. A. at Estes Park in June. The purpose is to contact students and public leaders from other colleges and other states, to make plans for better organiza- tion programs, and to stimulate inter- est and participation in Y. iL C. A. work and ideals. Winter, 1938 23 PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL by DELORES WULLBRANDT Rushees spend their first week in a bewildering maelstrom of teas, din- ners, and parties. l)Ut their plight is not much worse than that of the organization which regulates and gov- erns this first week ' s activities — Pan- Hellenic. With the advent of national sororities on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus, the need was readily seen for an organization which should have as its chief duty the perfect harmonious functioning of fraternal groups on the campus. So in 1935 Pan-Hellenic was formed and has since held a meeting on the third Tuesday of each month during the school year. several times yearly at one sorority plaque to the sorority having the high- Xot only does Pan-Hellenic regulate the activities of rush week, but it is also her duty to set up rules and standards for rushing throughout the year. In 1937 conditions on the cam- pus w ' ere such that it was deemed wise and necessary that a reform be made in rushing rules. So the quota sys- tem was established for the purpose of more fairly distributing the mem- bership of the sororities. house to which all other sorority niem- l ers are invited for dinner and an evening of fellowship. The first din- ner this year was held at the .Mpha Delta Theta house. VVillard somrity held the dinner in l- ' ebruarv. Tn forming the society, the mem- bers realized that equal representa- tion is the basis for all democratic institutions. So membership was equally divided among the sororities with each organization l)eing jier- niitted a junior, senior and alumna member. Officers are a chairman, secretary, and treasurer, which offices rotate yearly among the national sororities on the campus. The offi- cers for this year were: chairman. Olga Mary Hitchcock, Alpha Delta Theta ; secretary, Ruth Leach, Theta Upsilon ; and treasurer. Lois Connor, Beta Phi .-Mpha. These officers will be replaced at the . pril dinner at which next year ' s officers will be in- stalled as will the newly elected junior members. est scholastic average for all of her members. The purpose of this plaque is to promote high scholarship among the sorority groups. So is Pan-Hellenic organized and working. May her lofty purpose and ideals be realized increasingly through- out the campus and may her influence lie felt wiilelw . nother activity of Pan-Hellenic is the lovely custom of having a dinner Al this .April dinner the Pan-Hell- enic association will also present a Members This .Mpha Delta Theta— Olga Mary Hitchcock, Phyllis Fuscher, and Mrs. ' ifquain. .Alpha Gamma Delta — Dorothy Hol- lingsworth, Helen Minick, and Mar- garet Servine. Beat Phi .Alpha— Lucille Matthews, Lois Conniir, and Mrs. E. (ilenn Cal- len. Theta Upsilon — Janey Albaugh, Kuth Leach, and Mrs. Brunig. Willard — .Aileen Kinyun, Dolores W ' ulllirandt, and Mrs. .Alice Smith. Sponsor — Dean liernice Halbert. 24 Plainsman COLLEGE COUNCIL by DAVID MICKEY Nebraska Wesleyan I ' niversity has found ill the College Council an or- ;anization which is youn , full of life, growing in importance, and gain- ing the respect of every one. When school began last September, these questions were freciuently asked : " What has become of the Student Council? " " Who belongs to the Stu- dent Council? " " Do you know what is included in the Constitution of the StLident Council? " Xo one knew the answer to any of these interrogations, and the old stand-by, " I don ' t know, " was the whole truth and iiothing but the truth. One day last fall this laxity in organization was called to the ai- tention of the student-body. These well-thinking and able-minded stu- dents clamored for a new Constitution and a new all-college organization to which all-university problems might be referretl. First of all, an election was held, and Oliver DeGarmo, Ruth Lewis, Delmar Nuetzman, Kenneth Xye, and Darrell Randall were selected by the student body to rewrite our Consti- tution. When this committee had accomplished its purpose and when the new and reformed Constitution had been accepted by the students, il was necessary to elect a College Coun- cil according to the methods and pro- visions set fortli in the Articles of Constitulion. The Hare system of voting was used for electing the ten student mem- bers and the two faculty members to the Council. The other members of the College Council, as provided in the Constitution are: the Dean of Women, the Dean of Men, and the Chancellor. " Chan-Up, " we are glad to have you with us; the voice of a Chancellor has been missetl in our meetings. Well, so far this year, our College Council has performed no startling deed ; but has the occasion arisen for any such action? Now, next year, this College Council will be out of its infancy, and raring to go. Good stu- dent government is one of the best, most inspiring, and most attractive assets that a college campus can have. Thus far. we have made a good at- tempt : what ilo you say for next year!- ' Eh? Members of the College Council this year were: Delmar . uetzman - - President Kulh Lewis - - - Vice President Kenneth Nye - - - - Secretary Harold Ahrendts - Chr. Social Com. Chester Marshall - - - C hr. Student Discipline David Mickey - Chr. Costitutional Committee Rachel Stephenson - - - - Chr. Student Spirit Delores Wullbrandt - . - - - - - - Chr. Student . ctivities Gordon . xford. Kyle Randall. Dr. G. . . Barringer. Prof. H. A. Durham. Dean Bernice Halberl. Dean C. Horton Talley (First Sem- ester) Dean J. C. Jensen (Second Semes- ter). Chancellor Harry L. Upperman (Second Semester). Winter, 1938 25 A C. E. ACTIVITY Activities of A. C. E. include one business meeting and one social meet- ing each month. Our first venture was a hike to Bethany, where we " rolled our own " around a campfire and wandered back over the hills in the trailing sun. Xext our sponsor, Mrs. Ethel Hatch, held an informal open house, where the members least inclined to culinary arts were initiated into the art of making pop-corn balls. Being truly democratic the ' Wel- come .Mat ' at the Alpha Clamnia Delta house was the signal for the ne.xt A. C. E. party, . round aljout Christmas time feeling those primor- dial stirrings which are but the innate reaction to the homing instinct — (just plain homesickness t o you) — we gath- ered around the Kindergarten Christ- mas tree to sing carols and ring the proverbial Vule tidings. In January, our literary crownings were adequately satisfied in a delight- ful as well as informative lecture by Mrs. Gant of the Lincoln Public Li brary who brought many books with her as illustrative material. Plans for the immediate future are still in an embryonic stage but you may rest assured that thev will be A. C. E. high. Elaine .Sweenev. CONTINUITY T ic AssiK iatidii nj Childhood Edii- ctiiioii was foiiiirti in 193i) by the mrri;ii!g oj Iwo organizations o j trackers oj yoiiuj (hildrni. thi In- ternational Kinder gartoi i ' liioii and the Sational Council oj Primary Edu- cation. Since the major objective oj liolh groups was the promotion oj adequate educational opportunities jor young children, it was jilting and natural that they should unite. This unijied organization offers teachers a projessional association devoted e.y- clusively to the advancement oj pro- gressive early childhood education. The purpose oj this organization shall be to gather and disseminate knowledge oj the movement jor the education oj young children ; to bring into active co-operation all childhood education interests; to promote the progressive type oj education in nur- sery school kindergarten, and pri- mary grades; and to raise the stand- ard oj the projessional training jor teachers in this jield. The .Association exerts a definite in- jlucnce upon the projessional develop- ment oj teachers, the attitude oj the public toward young children, and upon the weljare oj children them- selves. Marie Robertson. ELIGIBILITY It is a common belief that women " shift their brains to neutral and let their tongues idle on. " This belief, however, did not hold true at our annual meeting. Eor there were many thoughtful expressions on the faces of the voters as they made their choice of ofticers for the next year. The following were elected: Erances Beach, President ' erna Lamb, Vice President Jean Kesterson, Secretary Dorothy Davis, Treasurer Executive Committee, Janice Farley. Margaret Rasmussen. The membership of the association is well past the twenty-three thousand mark. Practically every nationally recognized leader in the field of early- childhood education belongs to the .Association, and many of them take an active part in the composition of its bulletins and editing of Childhood Education, official journal of the or- ganization. Two hundred and fifty branches in thirty-ei.ght states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Japan are actively engaged in fur- thering progressive education for young children. Mrs. Ethel W. Hatch, supervisor of the W ' esleyan Kindergarten, is the sponsor of the local branch. Marv Wise. 26 Plainsman W. A. A. by IDA PRICE Alberta Anderson. GencUe Jenkins, Madge Young, Dorothy Hurley. Mary E»h Webb. Rnth Leach. Bette Jane Cidver. Eleanora Soeth. Raedith Ativood. J. R. Bessire. Norma Wolfe. Ruby L " ke. Ruth Hunt. Dorothy Morton, Ida Price, Mrs. Brandt, Frances Beach, Florence Bridges. •■When the one great scorer comes to write against your name, he writes not that you lost or won, but how you played the game. " This has been the motto of VV. A. A. girls ever since we have been organized. Our Nebraska Wesleyan V. . . A. was organized in 1915. Mrs. Brandt was the sponsor and has very ably guided the organization ever since. We have always tried to maintain an active sports program for girls. Each year the group sponsors an intramural program including soccer baseball, volley ball, baskeball. ping-pong, arch- ery and finishing up with tennis in the spring. Under the leadership of the various sports leaders the intra-murals are carried on. It is always difficult to arrange suitable practice schedules, but we have had good times in all of our games. Through participation in the various tournaments a girl can win points for the awards. The letter requires 1200 points and the blanket 2000. We have a trophy also which is awarded to the .group winning the most points during the year. To become a member of W. A. A. each girl must have earned 125 points. Some keep health charts, others hike, and most participate in tournaments. The following persons have been our officers this year : President ----- Ida Price ice-President - Florence Bridges Recording Secretary - Lorraine Borg Corresponding Sec ' y - Ruth Hunt - ladge Young are the following : Dorothy Morton Frances Beach - Mary Em Webb - . lberta Anderson Archery Tennis Mary Lewis Raedith .Atwood Treasurer - - The chairmen Publicity Concessions - Ping Pong - ' oIley Ball - Soccer Baseball Basketball Bette Jane Culver Ruth Leach .M the first state W. . . . . con- vention last spring, we voted to have a permanent state organization. Our W. A. . holds the state presidency, and we have as one of our state du- ties, the publication of a state news letter. So far we have received much interesting information and many pictures concerning the various groups over the state. We plan to publish the letter the first part of : Iay. The regional convention will be held this year on April 21-23, at . ines, Iowa. We have made plans to go and will have two official delegates, Ruth Hunt and Frances Beach. Mrs. Brandt will take her car. We need the cooperation and en- thusiasm of more girls to help make W. A. . . better next year than ever before. Winter, 193S 27 LIVE WITH A LOT AND LI KE IT Live together and like it, is the reversed edition of live alone and don ' t like it. If a student learns nothing but how to get along with people while he is in school, he has learned a lot. Something has been obtained that will never be regretted, nor forgotten. There is no place to live together and like it, better than a so- rority. Roommates, and the association between a pledge and an active is in my idea the real test. Then is when a girl learns when and if she " can take it. " Every girl has supposedly the same five senses, and the machinery which makes each one tick is almost identical. If the United States supreme court, the sena- tors and the other high fluten law makers, can have the power to say that all men are created equal, I should have the power to make this statement, that people can " live together and like it. " It ' s being done, yet and still. Our great great grandparents did it. Sometimes ten or fifteen people lived in one room log structures, so why can ' t the people of today live fifteen to ap- proximately ten or twelve brick homes? They can, and they do, and they get along. Supposing you come home late from an afternoon show, or a heavy shopping trip and find your room loaded with paste- board boxes, suitcases, bird-cages, and lamps? Nine times out of ten, you have a roommate. What ' s to do about it? Welcome her in, pat her back, call her " roomie, " and on the whole, make her feel at home. Don ' t start making faces, tapping your foot on the floor, folding your arms, and giving a lecture. It won ' t do! Supposing you do agree to let her stay and she remodels your room with sofa pillows lying all over the place, covers the walls with calendars and newspaper clippings, or puts the family album all over the one and only dresser. She might even move your clothes to the back of the closet and put hers in front where it is most convenient, but what of it? She might do a lot of things, but you ' ll like it! Maybe she doesn ' t like you either, or the way you arranged your belongings. But then, she ' ll like it too. In the course of a few months " Roomie " borrows your best hankies, uses your cosmetics, and your soap flakes, spills your ink, loses your scissors and your needles, thoughtlessly uses your tooth brush for hers when she is in a hurry to make an eight o ' clock. She never fails to sleep late on Saturday morning so you may have THE opportunity to clean the room. What if she does borrow your fur coat without asking you about it, always lets you make the bed and iron the sheets? What about it? What if you have a backache and a splitting headache, and she lounges on the cot reading a movie magazine, or if she insists on having the radio blare away when you are trying to study for a six 28 Plainsman by JEANNE SOUSER weeks English Lit. exam? What of it? You ' ll get over it and like it? HOW is the next question. Well, who always brings your mail to chapel, mails your letters on the way to the village with Joe College for a coke, who accompanies you for your special practices, keeps the B. F. (boy friend) occupied while you primp for the last time before your " take-off " ? Who shares the heating pad on third when the thermometer hits a new low of fifteen degrees, or who gives you advice and the low down on every body who attends classes irregularly (?) after all, they like it. Then take again the situation between a pledge and an ac- tive. There comes a time in the life of every pledge when she threatens to leave or never to speak to that active again. Why? Because some poor active wants her formal pressed, or suddenly decides (about mid-night) that the bathroom floor needs scrub- bing, with a toothbrush. Or, after a pledge is nicely situated for the rest of the morning, some active has forgotten to do her wash. The pledge, willingly, gets up, moseys down to " second " and does the wash, with jaws set, and a murderous look in her eye. Another pleasant errand is to mail a letter in the rain. Of course a pledge ' s hair would never come down in the rain. I ' ve heard it termed as " fraternal love " , some call them " pledge duties " . But what comes of all of it? Are the pledges really angered? Will they refuse to speak to the actives or threaten to leave? No, the pledges will get over their anger . . . they WILL speak to the actives, and they WILL stay and live with the actives, because Yes, it ' s the roommate. Good old " Roomie " ! The object of all of this? Well, the active usually gets the satisfaction of seeing a pledge suffer, and the pledge usually gets the satisfaction of showing the active that she " can take it " . All in all a normal person would not trade these good times for an ever lasting solitude where she just has to dream about good times. Living alone means talking to no one, crawling into a cold bed at night, walking about the room at times with nothing to do or nothing to say to anyone. Life with others is priceless! Taking silly pictures, mid-night card games and travelling " feeds " , pillow fights, and an evening of gymnastics, these are just some of the things that constitute the good times of living with others. This is the kind of a life you share with others. There ' s bound to be someone always in a sporting mood. So if your " Roomie " moves in, bringing her 46 china dogs, or her 23 stuffed elephants, learn to like all 46 of the china dogs and all 23 of the elephants. Be a good sport. Are you normal? Therefore, live together and learn to like it. Live together, and, LIKE IT! 29 ALPHA DELTA THETA Active .Mi ' iiihcrsliip Marsaret Abholl Pli llis Fuchser. Siirrluiy Ann Kainimer Ofei Mary Hitchcock Aneeta Iluniphrey, llnusr Manui cr (ienelle Jenkins, Pirsidnil Marfiart ' t Jensen Ruth I.onuix Dfirothy .Morton. I ' Vr I ' irsidrnt ( " leraldine Rising L tla arney K el ii N ' ouniiquist Plerl.t;e Menibershi|) .Mildred Ekwall Helen Havens Esther Hutchison Sylvia Magnuson Chellie Murrell Marguer ' te Peterson Velora Roberts Josephine Shoaf Writer ' s N ' ot:: nu have your ciiari.-s of a year at Wesleyan, journal of a dav in a sorority house, .soliloquies, and meditations, but now with daring originality we give you " Excerpts from a solilocjual-diary of a year in Alpha Delta Theta. " Sepember IS. . t long last the freshman haw preferenced. What a day this has been I Xothing quite compares with the hysterical feeling we develop while Purple . rqus drives past the house six or seven times before iinally stopping to leave our list of prefer- ences. . nd then — the thrill of read- ing the na mes of the grand girls who are to be our new crop of .Alpha Delt pledges I September 26. Formal pledging was held this after- noon. Watching the white-clad girls take their vows never fails to recall one ' s own pledge days with all tht happiness, good times, and the spice of occasionally being taken down a notch — a familiar experience to all pledges, October II. That annual " hystericizer " of na- tional sororities— I ' XSPECTIO.X BY A NATIONAL OFFICER— has come and gone, and we might add for the benefit of the uninformed, " . grand time was had by all. ' No one could be sweeter anrl more charming that; our aulnirn-haired national president. Hazel Falconer Benninghoven, who stopped in Lincoln while enroute to the meeting of the National Pan- hellenic Congress in New York. We can be especially proud of . lpha Delta Theta now, for one of our founders, Violet Young Gentry, is the new president of the National Pan- hellenic Congress. October 22. Homecoming — and the rooms are filled with old grads, last year ' s room- mates, big sisters, who are back to take in the dinners, the game, and all that makes Homecoming what it is. Everyone is happy, e.xcepting, pos- sibly, the pledges who had to worry about decorating the house. October Jl. It being a nice night with a nice moon and there being some nice men around, it was decided that it would be nice to have a nice buffet supper. Having been told that a luiffet supper 30 Plainsman was a place where you must " buffet " your way down a line to the food, we did. Dear diary, if you ever have a buffet supper, put Phyl Fuchser in charge. When she was a child, her .Aunt Effie told her that the way to a man ' s heart was through his stomach. My, oh my! such delectability, such food I Xoveniber 1 1 . Founders Day — once a.gain we com- memorate the founding of our sorority. We thrill with pride when we think of the great national organization which has grown from the original group ot girls which conceived the founding of . lpha Delta Theta at Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky. Their inspiration burns deep in each one of us as we stri ' c to carry on the creed of ideals which they formulated for Alpha Delta Theta. Xoveniber 12 .Some day when we are completely anticjuated alums, we can visit the .Mpha Delt house and. patting our sorority daughter ' s sorority daughter on the head, say, " Yes, my dear, I attended the first sorority house dance that the trustees let us hav?. " Now there is something to which we can point with pride. The theme of this momentous dance was Starlight, the decorative effect being achieved by blue-shaded lights, silver-starred drapes, crescent moon, and while roses. December 13. . t dinner Hetty passed the candy — .■ ,,r.,,;,i,,,,- calls. WiNTKR, 1938 the lirsl pin-hanging of the year, but the forecast is. " More to come. ' ' December 18. Tonight was th? high-point of our social season — the long anticipated pledge party. The pled,ges more than " did the?nselves proud " with a din- ner, program, and dance, par excel- lence. We were given the impression that nothing is too gocd for the actives. December 22. Christmas party — most fun of al; the nights in the year. Dancing, pres- ents, food, candy from the Alabasters, hamburgers at 5 :00 and breakfast- dates — all added together and divided by one terrifically terrible morning- after feeling equal one unforgetably good time. March 6. That which is to us the most beau- tiful and best-loved part of all sorority life came today, when we held formal initiation. Xever do we feel more strongly the bonds which tie us to- gether in sister-hood than at the time when the novitiates are accepted as active builders in .Alpha Delta Theta. The formal dinner in honor of the initiates with the atmosphere created by soft candle-light, spring flowers, and sincere toasts prolonged the mood which the poetic beauty of the initia- tion ritual inspired in us. March 14. Tonight we have been planning our schedule for the remainder of the school vear. Xext on our social program is our spring dance. P ' ilmy, full-skirted, pastel formals swirling with the beat of ih; music, the warm spring night — perhaps a moon — spell romance. Then soon, there will be the an- nouncing of the scholarship award for the year, and last of all — the Senior Breakfast, the time when th? sorority officially bids farewell to those who are completing their under- graduate days in the group. To those of us who are leaving, never to return as active members, the thought of the few weeks remaining fills us with nostalgia for the days when we as freshmen and pledges and, later, as new actives first learned the true meaning of sisterhood in .Alpha Delta Theta, We regret that there is not another year — or two — that we might stay. To those who will return, the plans we make today are not the last, but just the few in the chain thai carries on to next vear — and the next. So. my diary, we close — for yoi; nuisl go to press. 31 ALPHA GAMMA DELTA by DOROTHY HOLLINGSWORTH W ' - Active . k ' iiil)(. ' rship Kacflith At wood Jessie Kiilh liessire, Scrrclary Florence Hriria;es Pauline Collier Bette Jane Culver Evelyn Fosbury Marjorie Graybill Margaret Hobson, House MaiKit rr Dorothy HoUingsworth Kathryn Kirkbride Dorothy Knight ' erna Lamb Mar ' Lewis Ruth Lewis Helen Minicl. Eleanor Xorval, ' ii ' c I ' rc.siilrn. Hope Williams Pledge Membership Betty Banks Janet Currier Murriel Diers Frances Jane Hatch Georgia Noakes Edna Peters Ruth Reynolds Mary Katherine Spaulding Genevieve Ta lor Monday. Dear Diary : Good old pledge duties. Frances Jane plays the organ for chapel, you Prrsidnil c i O ;- ' , 1 lmL know, and she says that it ' s hard to " organ-ize " with one high heel and one low. Can you imagine that ? Thi is Monday and that means that all of the out-of-house girls were in for dinner which makes a very nice at- mosphere. Of course, there was meet- ing, with Minicky wielding the gavel, Kay Kirkbride seconding all the mo- tions, and J. R. moving that we ad- journ. Tuesday. Diary : This morning Mary Kay got the best Ijreakfast — tomato juice, pan- cakes, bacon and eggs, cereal, rolls, and coffee. You say you don ' t be- lieve it? Well, the nerve of some diaries I could mention. This was the morning for Y. ' . C. . . meeting with our Ruth Lewis presiding, and 32 Plainsman this afternoon Bridgie, Rae, B. J , J. R., Mary Lewis, and Dorothy Knight went to W. A. A. meeting. ' I ' his was the afternoon I taught lalj. Honestly, those girls can think of more questions to ask me. Wednesday. Dearest Diary: I wandered in ' the kindergarten this afternoon and there were Kay, Pauline, and V ' erna trying to incline the young rascals ' minds in the right direction. Rae, Helen, Pete, B. J., J. R., and Bridgie have been doing the same thing at Teachers College this year. While 1 was in the basement of W ' hite, I couldn ' t help seeing Hobby running in and out the Speech oflice. She ' s the business manager of Theta Alpha Phi, you see. I guess Schilke thinks she ' s a good little manager too. On my way out I heard Marjorie practicing for her debut as lead in The Bartered Bride. Tonight was prayer meeting where Helen leads the hymns and casts an anxious eye about to see how many of her .Mpha Gam sisters came. Thursday. Dearest Diary: Vou know I saw Ruthie and Van at the Coffee Shop only twice this morning. I wonder what ' s the matter. String Ensemble practice this after- noon included the swinging strings of P velyn, lary. and Rae. Thursday means Pep Club meeting in whicli Have vievcy! Winter, 1938 B. J. is secretary. Dorothy Knight and Ruth Reynolds are the other tw ' o Gam representatives. The general migration of Helen, Marge and Janet to Senifts corner about 7 :00 could only mean choir practice at First Presbyterian. Raedith is re-reading one of those hraveiily letters from Dean. How do I know they are ' Well, there must be some reason for reading thejn three or four times. h ' riday. Dear Diary : I just heard Georgia say that shj was mad at Baker, which doesn ' t mean a thing. .Muriel, Janet and Genevieve were struggling with their Harmony this afternoon, and all of the l- ' reshmen were worrying about their Departmental. I told them about the people I knew who harl llunked it since I have been in school. I like to help the Freshmen as much as I can. Of course, Friday night u one of those nights when college stu- dents forget every book except the date book. Saturday. Dearest Diary: o x know Itow Saturday is at the .Mpha Gam house — late risings and shopping tours. I saw Evelyn am- bling over to the library, " that ' s the kind of spirit I like to see, " I said, as I went down to catch a bus. About this evening, I needn ' t tell you that Pete ' s Jeff was around : ' ance James, Ripley, and Van Ells look familiar on the Gam daven- ports at any time, f think Knight and Morledge and Mary and Homer dropped in, too. We had a " fireside after hours. " that ' s an Alpha Garnish term for a scheduled session. Sunday. Dear Diary: It ' s a good thing church doesn ' t st.ui imtil U :00, we could never make it if it was any earlier. We filled our row the best we could considering the girls who go to the city to sing in Pop ' s choir. W ' e had a guest from the Xew York Chapter for dinner today. It was fun talking about other Gam chapters. Sunday afternoons arc rather quiet and restful except for five or six radios. Sunday nights are very popular, too. All in all, it ' s pretty swell being around the Alpha Gam house, I think, and I know of about twenty-one other girls who will sav the same thing. ii BETA PHI ALPHA by JEANNE SOUSER Active .Membership Lois Connor, President Ruth Emmert, Vice President Lucile Mnlthews, Ilniisr Manai rr Kdna Randnll Kathleen Souser, Secretary I ' ledge Menib;rship Doris Cooper Jean Kesterson Ciladys Mason Luella Pat ton Jeanne Souser Marguerite VVeigand Patty Whitney Marv Whitney Well, dear diary, I did it! Now I ' m a Beta Phi pledge. The girls are so nice and our housemother, Mrs. Payne, she ' s lovely. I ' ve only been here such a short time, and 1 feel at home already. I ' m not so sure that I can keep all the girls names straight, Inil I ' ll try. Some of our alums were out todas . I never dreamed what a sorority really was, but I know now, and it means a tremendous lot to me. It ' s quite a different story today. I ' m beginning to finally understand what " pledge " means. We cleaned the actives roorns tonight and carried their books all around the campus today. It is fun though I Going up the stairs backwards isn t so easy either. Every time we failed to do one of these duties, we were given a few hundred blackmarks. I have 1. ' 54 already and I ' ve only been here a little over a month. This afternoon we seven pledges left for the city. We left one at a time so the actives wouldn ' t miss us. Yes, it is skip night. We kept our actives going in circles, w-e thought. Their rooms were perfect messes. Wc turned the furniture up side down, decorated the rooms with books, shoes, clothes, anything we could get our hands on. We took all the light bulbs out of the house, but that was soon remedied for we forgot to take the new ones from the shelf on the back porch. The actives got kinda peeved when we took all their shoes. We got ours though. When w c got home the next morning about one o ' clock, we had to clean their rooms. ' hen we feot ready for berl, we found our pyjamas soaking in the tub. Our rooms were slightly rearranged too. ly radio was missing and a few of the boy-friend pictures weren ' t located for a week. We each received 200 more blackmarks. That makes me about . " 0 now. Such is the life and the fun of a pledge. Everybody ' s rushing around to get ready for Homecoming. The dinner .4i and the football game will be the main attraction. We ' ll get to meet some more of our alums at the dinner Friday night. . nd of course the decorations. It was a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun too, Xovember 6 already. (joodness, this week was certainly an interesting one. Our grand national secretary, Mrs. Delia Thede, from Augusta, 111., was here. Two of the pledges were initiated, so that leaves just five of us. to battle the actives punning. We gave a dinner and a formal tea for Delia Sunday. By the way, Ethel Hall, an Omicron alum, is national grand vice-president. Something different every week. The Bartered Bride I Several of the girls were in the chorus. Beta Phi 34 Pl,.4INSMAN is certainly well represented on the campus as far as outside activities nre concerned. Chorus. Glee Club, String Ensemble, String Quartet, Theta Alpha Phi. Pep Team, Plains- men Players, W. A. A., Purple Arqus, i ' hi Kappa Phi. Pi Gamma Mu, Lincoln Symphony — just a few of the girls outside activities. - nd we have a Beta Phi String Trio. Lois plays violin. Kathleen, viola, and Jeanne, cello. Jeanne is our sports leader and is on the Weslcyan and Plains- man staff. Beta Phi should be proud of her girls this year, and I guess she is. One of our new songs boasts that. It ' s called KUZBLA. and is sun ' i; to the tune of Coming Through The Rye. If a Theta met a Beta With a Gamma Phi. If a Theta met a Beta Should a Kappa Psi ? Every Theta has a mata. Xone. they say, have I. Vet all the lads, thev smile on me. KUZnL Beta Phi! Christma.-i already! School has cer- tainly been flying right along. We had an all night party last night. Three of us mana.ged to stay up all night, but the others didn ' t do much sleeping. We saw to that, Kathleen gave a mid-morning concert on the mouth harp and I ' ll guarantee it would keep anybody or anything awake. It ' s a good thing we had that 3 o ' clock lunch or we could never have sta -ed awake all night. Gee, I ' m tired. It will take all vacation to recuperate. Goodness, it seems .good to ,get back to the house. We ' re busy again, though. This time with plans for our formal. It ' s to be a sweetheart dance at the Cornhusker hotel on February Good morning to you! WlNTIR. 1938 19. I can hardl - wail. I ' ll certainly ha e a lot to tell you that night. I ' ve planned mv outfit. I ' m hoping now I ' ll .get it. ' I suppose I should let you in on some of our history. The national organization was founded May 8, 1909, at Bekerly, California. It was originally the first college fraternity for women to originate on the west coast. Beta Phi Alpha, our present Greek name, was adopted in May, 1923. We have thirty-three chapters scattered all over the L ' nited States. The local chapter was called .Aelio. Aelio was established by a literary club in -1907. Later Elpha Eplison was chosen for the chapter ' s new name, and in 1927. .Alpha Eplison joned the national organization known as Beta Phi .Alpha, of which we are known as Omicron chapter. Omicron chapter is in the Beta Gamma prov- ince, and .Alice Wieberg, ' 09. of Ne- braska ' esleyan, is our province president. There is so much to tell, so I ' ll leave the rest for some other time. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you what a swell cook Mrs, Payne is. She was also a Beta Phi, back in the .Aelio days. It ' s so much fun to dig up this history ! I I should have mentioned our national convention last time but I was so tired. .Anyway, the lasr one was held in the Blue Ridge Mountains last year and Kathleen was our delegate. She has told us some wonderful things that she learned about Beta Phi while she was out there. She brought back some clever songs too. ' Sly favorite one is ' T Don ' t Care For Zoology, " It goes something like this. I don ' t care for Zoology, For plain or microbiology : .And all such subjects collegey, I find they are too dry. The dearest thing on earth to me, At Wesleyan University Is my Greek Letter Fraternity. My dear old Beta Phi. When I am old and cannot see. I ' ll never, never swerve from thee: I ' ll love thee unto eternity 1 My dear old Beta Phi. Which reminds me, our next con- vention is in 1939 at California, Five of the girls at the present time plan to attend. Oh. there is so much to learn about Beta Phi. One of Beta Phi ' s stand- ards is scholarship. Beta Phi w-on the scholarship cup for three consecutive ears. and now its our own posses- sion. We ' ve had so much fun, too even if the actives did make us carry our books behind our backs, recite nursery rhymes to them, salome, and carry ten pound bricks. We ' re all good friends though, all true friends, and all proud of Beta Phi Alpha. Xo matter in the years to come, dear diary, I ' 11 always remember these few words, as the most precious ever written Ijy any poet. ■■.Aldebaran lights anew The Flame of frendship true. The joy I ' ve had in knowing you Will last the long -ear through. ' ' THETA UPSILON bv LUCILE SANDFORT Active Membership Janey Alhaush. I ' irr Pmhlint Leannrc Hiiilz, Prrsulrut I.ucile Kokes Ruth l.each. House Manager Alice Payder, Srnrtiiry I-ucile Sanrifort Pledge Meiiibershp Louise Gottschalk Margaret Guy Virginia Hagerman Eleanor Soeth " P. S. See you next Tuesday. And so we did, for it was the time for all good Wesleyanites to return to the way which leads to culture and learning. In came the Theta Us, hag. baggage and all, nearly jolting the poor old house, that had spent such a nice quiet summer, off its feet. By the time that the various vaca- tions had been thoroughly discussed, someone got the brilliant idea that there were rooms to consider, so we set to work to dig ourselves out of " bag, baggage, and all " and to ar- range our future abodes. For the next few days, the house was com- pletely non-p!ussed about this furious over-activity. Paint brushes, dust cloths, soap suds, dust mops, brooms, and the like, flew in all direc- tions, with someone behind them too, except at noons when " Henry " got off five minutes early to open the cans of baked beans. Al the end of that time the house fairly shone, and we, being all puffed up about it, de- cided upon a thorough tour of obser- vation. 36 — — j|gL ■ — J The downstairs presented a very familiar picture all the way from the grand piano — that works well now since the piano tuner removed the compact — to the scholarship placque that has hung on the parlor wall for nearly two years. Hut on second floor: Well, if a little bird hadn t told us it was ours, we hardl)- would have recognized it for the same old second. n the big southwest front room, we found Kokie and Leonora (Pa and Ma). The spacious room had its grey and blue furniture moved about — it had the distinct addition of ■Oscar " the frog. (Pa and i Ia are both interested in kindergarten). .Somewhere from ih? depths of this room arrives at the most opportune limes a small black article commonly known as the popcorn popper. It ' s odd that such a tiny article should command such great popularity. It seems to be most valuable at " after- games-fudge-and-pnpcorn parties. " We also found there the radio that keeps us all informed as to the movements of Gangbusters — it gets Michigan too, Soeth ' s certain interest led her to find that out. Plainsman Xext (ioor to the president ' s room we saw the guest room. It nearly turned over a new leaf and became ;i living-room when Jane moved in while her family was quarantined. We learned all about Y. V, C. A. and " him " then. The middle room on the east is very definitely occupied by Louise and Sandy. Louise is there most of the time when she isn ' t at band, Glee Club, or Chorus practice, or at Y. V. C. A., or somewhere else. The r oom boasts a davenport that has made it the center attraction for afternoon snoozes as well as " sessions. " The contract on the wall of this room has never been brolven (much) by the two that set their hands in " plaster of Paris this sixteenth day of Feb- ruary, 1938. " It even helps hold the corsage that Sandy kept from the day she was initiated and which she wore to the dinner that evening. .-Mice and Soeth chose the room to the northeast ; why we couldn ' t .guess — it wouldn ' t be the fire escape! This room houses our star athlete and half of the pledge duo that might (?) have been responsible for ( 1 ) box of tin cans that crashed down on the third floor stairs, (2) one-eighth inch of liquid soap in the bottom of the drinking glasses, (3) various and sun- dry articles in beds, (4) onion juice on tooth brushes, (5) etc., (6) etc. In spite of the fact that Soeth and Louise are pledges, they have proved them- selves very active, " Ye olde trustie typewriter " also resides in the Soeth- Payder room. Sometimes you ' d think a whirlwind had struck the house when Alice flashes by on her way down stairs to .get those semi-weekly airmails from Los . ngeles. Ruth ' s dwelling place presents a very dif- ferent note in rooms. Indians, and Indians, and Indians predominate, — with skull and cross bones on the mirrors in red finger nail polish — those pledges again. It also possesses a very dignified looking corner that holds the business office. In spite of the fact that Ruth has gone very " Clreekish " — Psi Chi, Pi Gamma Mu, and Theta Upsilon — her major in- terest really is geography. She plays basketball as a sideline too. A good sports Winter, 1938 Third floor, serenely lighted in blue, boasts the dorms, double-deckers, and all. That ' s why we sing our Dorm Song so vehemently. One night and it has ' ou. " Those beds? " you ask. " Oh, no, the ' sleep-talkers ' , — and what they don ' t say. " There ' s one door that shuts in the vast ominous un- known — there might be ghosts. It took a pledge a whole semester to gather up enough courage to look in. 1{ - the time we were settled our elation was fairly removed so we could descend to earth again. And what might we find ? You guessed it, Ma on the phone again, but then she stopped long enough to come to the piano and sing. " Sings " occur any- time — after games, at 11:30 p. m, following rush dinners, during all- night parties, at kangaroo courts (es- pecially solos), and then of course at times that " just happen. " Peggy plays for us now and then. Even though she yells in the Pep Club, and smiles at you and says " What book do you wish, " she finds plenty of time to come over to the house. Margaret conies, too, because you just cant keep a good pledge away. But Theta Lf ' s have turned their minds again — this time Chicagoward. Xot because it ' s near Michigan either, but you know, it ' s smart to be con- vention-al. Of course the affair in- delibly written on everyone ' s mind now is spring jormal, and somewhere tucked safely away is study and all its frills. Working, studying, and playing together; that ' s Theta U ' s! 37 WILLARD by BETTY WALKER Acti f Mc ' ml)( ' ishi|) Doris Bk ' wfifld Alice Craven Ruth Ellis Dointhy Hurley Klorence Kimmel Aileen Kinyon. I ' iic President Helen McAfee Delores Miller Ruth Query Marian Seymour Miriam Shick, Secretary Audrey Smith Mary Elizabeth Stewart Betty Walker Mary Em Welib Delores Wullbrandt, President Madge Voung, House Manager Pledge Membership Madeleine Alexander Lois Beebe Faith Frampton Leah Frew Dorothy Galljraith Doris Matz Roberta Reiher June Scheldt Grace Simson Phyllis Stauffer Erma Jane Tische Betty Weaver Maxine " Wmni ' Come alonn with us! It ' s ten- thirty, and even Stewart and Hedges have left the front porch ; the former is reclining, coat and all, on the day bed in Wullbrandt ' s room. Grouped about on the bed, on the floor, on the table, and even on the radiator and the dresser may be found most of the Willard actives and a few of the pledges who have their lessons. It ' s a sorority session. It ' s grand when the ' illard lassies get together to discuss past, present, and future. This is a night when all are en- grossed in spinning yearns about ■■Remember when! ' ... " Little " . yeen " Kinyon pops up with, ' Remember the first week? We had a hundred sessions about ru.shing and pledging: it seems to me that whenever I wasn ' t at Pan-Hellenic meeting, I was listening to what every one else thought of the idea. ' Then Poody Blewfield remarks, " It was surely thrilling when those thir- teen pledges dashed up to the house for ribbons and dates, on Saturday after formal preferencing 1 I ' ll never forget it as long as I live. " Poody was the rush chairman. She kept busy all fall with the leading role in ' ■T(jrchbearers " , stud e n t-directing " Brief Candle " , and so on until just lately she was elected to Theta .Alpha Phi. .Madge had achieved this dis- tinct ion right after she student-di- rected " Torchbearers. " " Well, as long as you ' re all reminis- cing . . . wasn ' t that Rose Tea about the swellest rush party ever? " This was from F " aith Frampton, who is pledge president and ought to know. ■ ' Those little flowerpots with roses stuck in them were just darling. " P ' aith is also a member of the Yellers of the Brown, of w-hich her illustrious roommate, Dolores Wullbrandt, is the president. Ruth Ellis and Helen Ic- .Afee are also memliers of the pejj union. Then Mary Em absent-mindedly lets loose with, " Remember the nights I spent at opera practice? " But she shouldn ' t have mentioned it, for .■ ileen Kinyon and Miriam Schick both speak up. They had parts in it. Then we are reminded by numer- ous others that they danced and sang in the choruses. " I ' ll probabl ' get mobbed for men- tioning it, " says Madge the Young, i.iut it was very nice when Dolores W. (she again) was elected to the student council, and Doris Blewfield got into the sophomore broil with her election as class treasurer. " " Hey, are Reiher and Weaver in yet? " " Yes, " yells Weaver from the cor- ner of the dresser. " We ' ve been in for hours. " Reiher and Weaver with -Mary Liz at the piano have fre- quently made nocturnal visits to the city to entertain many different clubs and conventions with their highly en- tertaining tap dancing. Reports are that they were really a sensation at the Football Banquet. Then Dell Hed.ges ' girl, " Do you know that the Willards only missed going to two games in the whole foot- ball and basketball season? " The Willards would pile into whatever car was available and take the highroad to all the athletic contests of the year. On one occasion Coach Thomas awarded them with a bo. of candy for their regular attendance. Xot only did they attend the games, but Scheldt and .Alexander did their part in the band. . nd Phyllis Stauffer almost created a riot when she tap danced between halves of a basketball game. Madge again, " Wasn ' t Dad ' s day fun? " That ' s the day when all of us invited our parents down for dinner and the Peru football game. The house was decorated with Halloween tokens, and speeches were many and fun, for another annual Willard affair. " I ' ll never forget how nearly out I was for the Crescent breakfast the morning after our Christmas all-night party. " This came from Audrey, who lasted out the night but was more or less a total loss on the morrow. Who wasn ' t? " It was fun. But. I hope I never see scrambled eggs again. The pledges sure did all right for the entertainment, didn ' t they? " " Is there a pledge in the house who ' d like to earn some honor points? " This from Hurley and Miller is met by stoney silence from pledges from Paradise — third floor to you. " Well, Miller, it looks like we ' d better stay home and do the dishes ourselves tomorrow, " says Hurley. (She is active in Plainsmen Players and is one of the better rushers.) Al Craven has her car on the campus again, and it ' s e.xceedingly difficult to get interested in dishes when one can go on one of the dailv excursions with Now we are actives Winter, 1938 . 1. (Leah Frew, .Vudrey Smith, and Wullbrandt are also Plainsmen Play- ers.) " One thing college has taught me is how to do housework ! " This remark from Galbraith is met by " Amens " from the rest of the pledges. " I ' m plenty sick of honor points and pledge duties, but I wouldn ' t trade my pledge days for anything on earth. " continues Dorothey. .And so the pledges always rave about active slavery, but you should see them when they ' re initiated. We initiated seven in March. Phyllis Stauffer, Madeleine Alexander, and Lois Beebe pledged at second semes- ter. " One thing I ' ll always remember is the Crest banquet after initiation, ' says Doris Matz. This is one of Willards ' loveliest customs, at which the meaning of the crest is explained. " You ain ' t seen nothing until you ' ve taken part in the lay Day celebra- tion. We leave at six-thirty for a hayrack ride, in which we sing at all the fraternity houses. Then home we go to our May breakfast, where we crown our Willard queen. The day is ended by our formal spring party in Omaha in the evening. " Miller, little though she is, was able to say all this in one breath with appropriate ges- tures. laxine Young yawns and says, " Personally, I ' m getting sleepy. " H ' m, guess we ' d better go home. And so we troup off to bed. Wil- lards all. Proud of being members of the oldest local sorority in the land. Proud that next year will be our Fif- tieth .Anniversary. Proud for our standing on the campus. May we say, " Good-night and pleasant dreams? " 39 CRESCENT by VANCE )AMES IM Active .MiMiilii-rship Homer Aiulersun Martin lirasch Charles burroughs Al Croft Roger Drown, House Manager Dell Hedges, Prcsidnit Thomas Hayman Vance James, Secretary John Lay David Mickey Merle Mahr Gerald Hicks Robert Beebe Donald Otto Kloyd Ralston Don Rister Oliver Schock Bill Walker Eugene Shipley Russell Sticknty, Vnc I ' nsidnil Wayne Stewart Keith Jacobs Pledge Membership Barton Blake Warren Brainard Eldon Brown Harvey Cregan Ralph Currier Kenneth FahrenLuck Glendal Holm John Jones Charles Keel James Miles Richard Nicholas Kenneth Smith Glenn Stringfellow - J . " O " % O, " f®» Crescent Fraternity 5007 Huntington September 19, 1937. near J. V. : Yesterday one of the boys at the fraternity house told me that ou wanted some one of us to keep you posted on the happenings at Crescent throughout the year. I can see why you ' d be very much interested, just having graduated from here last spring, and with the welfare of good old Crescent still at heart. Although I was just a lowly freshman here when 40 you were achieving honors of all types in campus activities, I was chosen to take care of this end of the correspondence. It ' s an honor, ' Sir. " The house has been open just a week now, and already we are con- vinced that we ' re headed for another really big year. We ' ve been busy at rushing all week, and the honors we won last year and in previous years have proved very helpful in securing new men. As proof of this, seventeen new men signed their preference as Crescent. They ' re all swell fellows too, J. P. They should all be real assets to the fraternity. .-Kmong them are three debaters, several other for- ensic prospects, several athletes in all three of the major sports, and some who are bound to be socially " there. " ' Of course the football men have been working hard in preparation for the first game. Dell Hedges is right in there and will be a real sparkplug on the team, . bout six other Cres- cents are tossing the pi,gskin around too; so Crescent will again have a good representation on the gridiron this year. We ' ve had the usual round of open houses with the sororities, and it appears that several romances may have started as a result. You know how such things are brought about. Well, good luck J. P. — more in a week or six. Fraternally yours, Crescent Fraternity October 31. 1937. Dear J. P. We are sorry you couldn ' t get Plainsm. n ilinvn here for the homecoming cele- brations. We ' d like you to have seen all the house decorations. This year Crescent a.i ain took first honors in the decoration contest. It surely seemed good to see some of the old gang around that week-end. Such an occasion always calls for bull-sessions, and our pledges fast learn tlie ihk " art of bull-sessioning from the " old men. " When the combination of alums, actives, and pledges get to- gether for such a purpose, the walls fairly tremble. So all in all, we did everything that week-end but bal- ance the I ' nited States budget and study. If you ' ve been getting the school paper, you ' ve probably read of thj line work of Charles Burroughs and of Don Otto in Wesleyan ' s backfield. Before these boys graduate, you can expect them to be right up there with records comparable to those of Claude Otto and Dell Hedges. More later J. P. — perhaps after the Christmas rush is over. Fraternally, Crescent Fraternity lanuarv .!0, 1938. Hi fella: Well the new term is getting under way. We pledged three more men since I wrote you last. This brings our pledge group total for the year up to tw-enty ; and we ' re not stopping yet. Golly, J. P., a lot has happened since I wrote last. As for football. Crescent has lettered six men this year. Besides the three I mentioned in previous letters, we have Brasch, Ralston, and Rister as lettermen. Your pet peeve of last year ' s bull sessions has become a reality. ■ held our lirst dance at the house last Liicky itujorttinates! Winter, 1938 Xovember. .Vnd since then we havj held several more, at which we really had some good times. Early in December our pledges en- tertained at the annual pledge party at the Lincoln Hotel. This was, an- other event that I wish you could ha e attended here. .Again this year we gave a Christmas dinner and party for about twelve dependent boys from in and around Lincoln. We had a swell time, and we know that the kids did too. En- closed is a picture of the group around (he tree. We ' re not all in the picture, of course, but you can recognize some of us. .As for basketball, Wesleyan is well on her way to a championship. Dell Hedges is showing his true form by being high scorer again this year. That boy is headed for all-conference and just won ' t be stopped. Bur- roughs is coming along fine in his forward position, and we can expect plenty from him in his next season on the basketball timbers. Why certainly, J. P., we sometimes settle down to study. We have to- - because there are certain Crescent scholastic standards that must be mantained. Four of our group are members of the Physics club, an equal number are in T. . . P., Roger Drown and Hedges are our Blue Key members this year, and as for straight " . " students we can produce three. So y(.u see that we may hold too frequent bull-sessions, sleep whenever we aren ' t eating, miss our eight o ' clocks once too often, and date the Willards 98 ' ; of the time — but we can also remember why we registered here last fall. ' Sincerely yours, Crescent Fraternity March 13, 1938. Hear J. P.: VVell, we ' re getting right along into the year now. Spring has sprung for certain. A sure sign of this is the clanging of horseshoes out in back of the house, the time limit on the phone, the well-worn paths across the campus to the Willard house and others, and finally the general lack of the search for knowledge. Our Bowery party was held last month. Those whose ties were clipped last year were that much wiser this year, and so minus our ties we really went slumming that night. Well, Dell did it. He made all- conference as was expected, but went even further and was high sco rer for the N. C. A. C. That ' s what I call a swell ending for any man ' s college career in sports. Well, there ' s our situation so far this year. How about your coming down before school is out and meet- ing our new men who have greatly helped our group to maintain the standards and traditions of Crescent? if you come, we ' ll have a lot more to tell you about our spring party and picinic and about track and also whether or not we signed our name to the interniural cup for the second consecutive year. But win or lose, we ' ve had a good year in all activi- ties, and some good times that we won ' t forget very soon, ' hen we close and lock our door next June, you can bet we ' ll all be looking for- ward to a bigger and better year. Yours in Crescent . . . 41 DELTA OMEGA PHI Active Membership l aidkl Ahreiults Lester McDanijl Iloiisf Maiuii cr (ioriion A-Nl ' cird l- lmer Artist Arthur liachiiian Nye Bond Herald t ' arne Richmond Case Howell ( " ox I larvey Keyerhcrm Walter Koibiiry President ' Robert (kittschalk Harold Heckman IJernard Hodi»kin -Merville Hutchison I ' iee I ' mideu: Donald Johnson Paul Johnson Samuel Keefer Erne;t Nletz er Jarvis McDowell Rex MtXickle Clark McXick ' .e Ross .Mendell Paul Murray Stanley Neil William Xichol Kenneth Xye Cjeorge Panzer Frank Priest John Seick Xorman Sjhreiner Charles Shar|) Richard Van Steenberj Harvey Waldo Secretary Melvin Weary Donald Williams Charles Whitnell Pledjje Membership Frank Bennett Wa ne Curtis ' ictor Brown Wallace Xelson Mel in Adams Scholarship, football, oratory, Glee Club, basketball, debate, chorus, track, dramatics suggest immediately the versatility of our fraternity. We are well represented in these many activities, and it is our aim to develop the leaders in each. The striving, the decision, and the everlasting aim of Delta Omega Phi may be summed up in the thought, " a group of men bound together in a common fellow- ship for the greatest good to the group. " Just as the public today judges the worth of products on the market by the type of materials used in manu- I ' acture and the service rendered to mankind by the articles, likewise we recognize that the same two standards are used by the same public in esti- mating the worth of and in forming an opinion of the college graduate as -r. k . kut J.:v r : ' ' - y HARVEY WALDO " T JT O. " y Q f p r r " !!, -. a he emerges from the aisembling line of our colleges and universities. For a great number of years, we as a fra- ternity have recognized this to be true. It is for this reason that we can today point with much pride to th ' ' records being made by our older brothers. It is no eas ' task for a frater- nity to give to the world alumni who continue to make high records in whatever fields they enter. This re- quires much .selecting and training. Our fraternity, as I suppose every social group, is made up of a select number of young men. Once pledged to be loyal to Delta Omega Phi, a man has a long pledge period to struggle slowly through. It is dur- ing this time that every active mem- ber er ' cautiousK ' observes the ac- tion and opinions of those pledged. Every man ' s scholarship and school activities are continually watched, and his personal character is studied. All these things are done to determine whether or not this man will some day be able to set a place in the world for the honor of Delt. We make decisions upon men, de- cisions which we as individuals do not care to make, but decisions which we as a fraternal group must make. We make decisions which restrain our- selves, and we have the various diffi- culties which every social group secret- ly has. We place responsibilities ; we set requirements. .Ml these things are done both for our individual character- molding and for the continual ad- vancement of Delta Omega Phi. Pl.-mnsman Upon a small table in our chaptei " room, there are three articles very dear to the heart of every Delt. One of these is a leather-bound book, which has been in our possession for over ten years, containinji the accom- plij hments of our brothers as told by the newspapers, and is continually be- ing added to by the historian. The second of these is a large silver cup, a scholarshp cup. Why? For years the Delts have continued to rate at the tup in fraternity scholarship. This year we have another scholarship plaque. It was .given to the frater- nity by one of our alums, Estel Surber. For years to come, the member with the highest scholastic ranking will liave his name engraved on it. The third article on that table is a small liux. Within this box is a detailed record I ' de of nearly every man who has been initiated formally into our group. We are a local fraternity ; we ar " happy to recognize the fact. How- ever, one may travel north or south, east or west and may still feel as- sured that he may there find a member of this fraternity. We feel exceedingly proud as a local organiza- tion to boast of members in thirty- one states, the District of Columbia, the Philippine Islands, Korea, Porto Rico, India, and China. With eyes and ears constanth- turned in their direction, all current activities are decided upon. This year has lieen a very pro- gressive one. We have a new house located upon the corner of 47th and Baldwin. Passing the House in the evening, one may see lights streaking out between the ' enetian-blinds which adorn all the windows. It is then WhatI No tight rope walker? Winter, 1938 quiet hours, and if all members and pledges are not in their rooms study- ing, it is quite probable that they may be found either at the library, Glee Club or other practices, or wend- ing their ways to or from ' her place. " On passing the House, one will also see shining into the night the crest of our fraternity. It symbolizes friend- ship, a friend ship as brothers and a friendship to all we meet in daily tasks. It symbolizjs loyalty, a loy- alty to the group, to our school, to our church, and to ourselves. . nd you may Ije sure that to us, as mem- bers, it symbolizes a great deal more. Our activities began last fall with rush week. .As a result of our efforts. Delta Omega Phi pledged a very ime group of young men. Our fraternal standards cannot fall with such a group of fellows to carry on. Already they have shown themselves true Delts and have been given various lesponsibilities to shoulder. As during every other year, this one found the active chapter and pledges taking a part in. and many having the leader- ship in, campus activities. Delta ( )mega Phi again tops the list as having more men in the Glee Club than any other fraternity on the cam- pus. -Again this year the Opera, The Bartered Bride, found two men from Delta Omega Phi in leading roles. We may also boast of having the 1 ' resident of .Alpha Gamma Beta, the Physics Club, and also the president of Psi Chi. We also had members as presidents of the Sophomore ami Senior classes during the first semes- ter. Harold Ahrendts was chosen as one of the six students from this Uni- versity to be represented in Who ' s Who Amoiit; College Students In America, it is worthwhile to remem- ber that the original Ideal Plains- man, Raymond Wilhelmi was a mem- ber of Delta Omega Phi. . n the field of athletics our fra- ternity has also contributed much this year. .All types of competitive sports, as well as intra-murals, found Delt well represented. .And as far as social functions are concerned. Delta Omega Phi bows to no group. Numerous house parties have been held throughout the year, and the climax of social functions was the Delt formal held at the University Club on February 19. .As this school year ends. Delta Omega Phi will watch many more of its active members step from the assembling line into the waiting world. .And next year they will be among those alumni who are striv- ing forward for the honor of Delt. We will turn our eyes and ears toward them and shall be proud of their records. And next year, with a new group of fine pledges we will see the standards of Delt continue to be carried onward and upward. 43 PHI KAPPA TAU by JAMEb BLISS Active Mt ' inliershii) Bill Kenker James Bliss Melviii Bowman Harold Davis Oliver l)e(jarmii, Prcudriil Marvin P ' eyerherni Kenneth Frohardt, Srcrrttiry Frank Harrington Chester Marshall, House Maiiai;cr l)ou,i Morrell Htnry Menke Poug Kaasch Leonard Paulson Darrell Randall, I ' irr Prrsidtnt Elbert Souders Ray Steele Bob Stewart John Van Kll- John Miller Richard Ricker Merle Randall Kyle Randall Fred Swan Orval Zani .ow f ' ■ ' o f , |Cj - " 0„ e Pledfje Membership Leonard Cole Homer Hix Robert Jay Harlan Kelly Eugen? LaVancel Marvin Magnitson Jack Tom Parkin Lloyd Pierce Raleigh Ripley Robert Simon Carroll Story Wayne W ' escott James W ' otipka To many of you. Phi Kappa Tau means a three-story brick house " un on the hill. " To others it may sym- bolize merely " another bunch oi College Joes. " Some may think of it as the only national fraternity on the Wesleyan campus, . nd I know some people think it ' s a hot-bed of radi- calism. But whatever — perhaps you ' ll be interested in an " inside view. " The Taus have many lhinf»s of which we are pmud. One i the ownership of the afore-mentiuned house, which so excellently serves as a home for our four years of college life. Another point of pride is our afliliation with a national fralernitv — a fraternity, incidentally, which is rap- idly e.xpanding. Two new chapters have been added already this year, and several other " local " fraternities are now applying for membership. We are pleased to see that local fra- ternities are tnore and more discover- ing the value of national affiliation. Our frequent associations with other chapters of Phi Kappa Tau have been interesting and stimulating. . nd. strange as it seems, we are proud of our scholarship. Study efforts with freshmen, study charts, and strictly observed quiet hours have very significantly raised the scholastic record of the fraternitv. P ' our Taus 44 came tlirnimh Scniester o. 1 of the current year with straight A ' s. And Oliver DeGarmo, our president, was recently elected to Phi Kappa Phi. These are indices of the emphasis placed upon scholarship. Vet, despite the daily grind, the boys manage to play an important part in the activities of the school. In both football and basketball letter- men. Phi Tau claims more than our statistical share. Both Captain Nlenke and Captain Barrett have Phi Kappa Tau membership. An active and tal- ented outtu of " amateurs " has placed the fraternity in the lead in intra- murals. In all three forms the men are maintaining our athletic traditions. Likewise in forensics we find an active representation. Peace oratory and extemp hold I). Randall ' s interest, while the leather-lun.gers — Bliss, Bow- man, and Kelly — try to out-shout everyone else in debate. Dramatics comes in for its share with Frohardt. Taylor, Benker, and Technical-director Zanizow heading the list. Publications, especially on the busi- ness end, attract thes? Phi Taus; Benker, business manager of the IVc.s- IryiDi I anrlhook ; Bowman, business manager of the We.sleyan ; Marshall, business manager of Tlic Plainsman. It is extremely unwise to have any financial transactions with any of the above, since they are all avaricious. ,111(1 worship the almighty dollar. The band anrl the a capella chorus claim more of the brethren. In fact voices, rometimes termed musical. Mn II Co e emanate from all corners of th; house on occasions. Paulson thinks nothing of singing for half an hour in the shower at the top of his voice. As a matter of fact, I can ' t say I think much of it either. Unfortunately, the so-called music is not confined to the experts. Practically any fellow in the house is willing to demonstrate his vocal prowess. (Remember the Christ- mas carolling, girls? And the Bar- bershop quartet ? I haven ' t been able to forget either.) Socially, the Taus claim no lion.;, but in the main that ' s an asset, in some way the fellows all manage to get around a bit, and dancing has become a pleasant habit up at the chapter house this year. The fall and spring parties are high-lights of the social calendar. Many of the fair- est flowers of the campus are rooted in Phi Tau soil. . nd while speaking of fair flowers, 1 hereby nominate " Mammy Cole " as the world ' s most beautiful house- mother. Or why limit it to house- mothers ? She has become an integral part of the fraternity, not only a? an r.dcrnment, but also as an interested and helpful " mother " to th; gang. The fraternity is very ably directed by Oliver DeGarmo, who admirabl combines scholarship with activities. Besides belonging to Phi Kappa Phi, Ollie presides over Blue Key, honorary senior men ' s organization (of which the Taus claim four members), be- longs to the inter-fraternity council, and assists in the chemistry labora- torv. Darrcll Randall is the vice-presi- dent and devotes his surplus time to the history department and to fre- quent peace lectures, in addition to forensic activities. " Alah, Peace- time! " Marshall, house-manager, and pledge director, divides his spare time between Havens and the Plainsman. He was recently elected senior-class president. Recently several of the lads and their gals trekked to Manhattan, Kansas to a frat-party there. A uni- chapter party is being planned for a spring event with Kansas State, Iowa State and Nebraska Weslevan. These and other Phi Tau leaders exhibit the stamp of a well-rounded life which comes from the cosmopoli- tan experiences of fraternity life. Not only the fraternity, but the campus as a whole, looks to these men for leader- ship. They truly typify the Phi Kappa Tau man. Winter, 1938 45 BLEU THONCE by WILMA L ON Audrey Arnold Kuth Aikens Alberta Anderson Lynne Anderson Harold PickerinR Frances Aucock I an Eaker Esther Barkhurst Frances Besley Laverne Borg Lorraine Borg Charles BoydsSon Bernice Branson George Carne Stewart Catlett Dorotha Clary Ralph Clary Janey Bray Claude Clements Alice Cope Helen Cowley £dna Cunningham Dorothy Davis Lucille Dollison Neva Ebright Janice Farley Elva Fortune Gerald Frederick Elizabeth French Eleanor From Ruby Fry Ruth Fry Ruthadel Fulton Beulah Gadow Vesta Gartrcll Betty Glines John Groesscr Margaret Guy Dwight Hamilton Margaret Hamilton Pauline Hamilton Marjoric Hays Marlea Hock Tames Irwin Betty Jo Jackson Betty Jarchow Warren Johnston Dorotha Judy Eleanor Judy Roberta Kauk Max Kemling Minnie Klemmc Erma Kunz Wilma Lyon Constance Martin Rachel Stephenson Emily Maticka Maxine Miles Lloyd Miller Lloyd MuUis Rhoda Neitzel Rosemary Nickens Del mar Nuetzman Phyllis Paswaters Agnes Peterson Inez Petersen Venus Potts Harriet Price Ida Price Margaret Rasmusscn Marie Rasmusson Bernice Richardson Daniel Richardson Marie Robertson Margaret Rosene Ellis Schlichtemeier Robert Schlichtemeier Jean Schrunk Marjorie Seaton Mildred Shaul Ethel Smith Ida Stigile Wilmetta Stake Augusta Stockcr Helen Swanson Clan Terrell Margaret Thomson James Tipton Ethel Van Skiver Hella Wagei s Louise Weary Anna Marie Weber T7achel Weber Wilma Weber Melba Westfall Gv en WilliamEon Mary Wise Norma Wolff Wilmer Woltemath Margaret Woods Ruby WyckoiT Fred Zabel Ruth Hammond Jesse Segobiano 46 Pr.ATNSMAN ' Yun were mjy (luccn lU caliev. Showing signs of growth in size and enthusiasm. Bleu Thonge just passed its fourth liirthday .March 19. . few students who felt that there was a need for a democratic organization of barbs founded Hleu Thonge ; it now is an important part of the social life of over one hundred Plainsmen. Freshmen will remLiiibcr with what a sense of " belonging " they enjoyed the first party of the year, a sailing parly. ' I " he plans for the year pro- vide for a number of parties, and they really are fun. For instance, there was the " kid " party; but you couldn ' t appreciate that unless you had seen Mary Whitney with her braids down, or the . ll- ' esle an Ora- tor in swaddling clothes being nour- ished by an infant ' s bottle. Now there are rumors of a skating part . and plans have already been started for the annual spring semi-formal. Beware, men, there aren ' t enough fel- lows to go around i:i lileu Thonge. Then in May there will be the picnic ; there will be the smell of wood smoke, and marshmallows browning over a campfire, and there will be people hunting snipes or playing base ball and finally gathering around for one last sing. Every .Monday evening in llv. ' ilrama Shoppe, the Francs take care of their business and then depend on " Tommy " (.Margaret Thomson) for a good program. It is then that tal- ents are discovered and enjoyed, an:l friendships are made. Stop in some time, " i ' du may luckily arrive when Janice Farley is singing: on the other hand, you may find yourself the victim of the |irogram chairman, up in front giving an imprnmptu thre ■ minute dissertation upon almost any- thing. Often we close with the sing- ing of our Hleu Thonge song, which was composed by two former mem- bers. With the advantages of n demo- cratic spirit, absence of expense, and co-membership, Bleu Thonge requires only that its members bring honor to the school in any and all possible wa)S. .At one of the first meetings of each semester, the barbs who have decided to join are initiated at a for- mal ceremony where they take the pledge and are introduced to the meaning of Bleu Thonge, to its name, its pins, and its purposes. They are free at any tim? to join th? (ireeks. The cabinet is composed of the following, most of whom were elected last spring: president, Ida Price: vice president, James Tipton: treasurer, l auline Hamilton : and secretary, W ' ilma Lyon. Since its beginning, II leu ' I ' honge has had the guidance anrl help of its two sponsors, Mrs. John Roberts and Dr. E. Glenn Cal- h:i. Besides lieing well represented in debate, dramatics, music, and in such organizations as the College Council, Psi Chi and Pi Gamma iNIu, Bleu Thonge is especially proud of La- verne Borg, elected this year to Phi Kappa Phi : Ida Price, tapped last spring for Purple Arc(us : Delmar .Xuetzman, the all-Wesleyan orator; and Minnie Klemme, a promising poet. By encouraging loyalty to Wes- leyan and achievements in all fields of college life, and by providing for social life. Bleu Thonge anticipates a long and happy life at X. W. U. The " Ideal Plainswoman " and the " Ideal Plainsman " of 1937 were bolh members of Bleu Thonge. Winter, 193S 47 JUNIOR JABBERINCS by TAT BOWMAN W ' ini ymi linnnir ii jiininr, you tirr in llir lirif;lil oi soiiiil iiiii; or olliir. U ' litil is it. ' I don ' t kiioic. Maylir it ' s l itit you liavr the onipiilsory privilrgr oi sitting in the last lialj of tin- middle section oj eliapel three days a -veek. Mayhe it ' s that you hai ' c to take ofj one day early in the jail to " recognize " the seniors " ichcn they come out oj their junior disguises oj the year bejore. On that day you don some musty yello-u ' and broivn drapes that are dug out oj the archives, hold the little old xcalkin ' canes in an arch, and wish those dopey seniors would hurry doxvn the aisle so that ynu could rest your arms. Maybe it ' s that you realize that cram sessions are a necessary evil, or that other sessions are a waste oj time hut a necessity to any college edu- cation. Maybe it ' s the realization that those classroom naps actually do lengthen your lije. Whatever causes it, the jact remains that you are in the height oj some- thing or other. That ' s what you think; other people think that you belong to just another hum h oj third- year punks. Just to pinvt ' that these third vcar |)imks aren ' t a bunch of (lead-heads, consider the shoes that they illl around the place. Don ' t feel offended if some important personages are omitted: this is being sandwiched in between a Hennie (ioodnian swing session. " Pavv-on-the- ball " Davis manages to ruffle a few guys in both football and basketball. Ralston (just call him Choo-chooi fools everyone, including himself, by turning out lop performance at guard on the Plainsman eleven. " Prayer- bones " Price goes to both extremes when he gets in action, ' way down in football and way up in basketball. Burroughs fools them with his speed in all three major sports; Otto is in the same buggy except in basketball. Riple y rates a berth on the .Ml-Conference team .as guard ; he keeps in shape by pushing brooms around the g ' m every day. ' an Ells the Goon, Parson . xford. Brasch, and Lay crack a few bones on the gridiron. K. Randall, the human cannonball, paddles over thf cinders in the spring : there is a rumor that he may run for president. ' hen people tire of the battle of brawn, juniors can please them in other fields. Mickey. Xuetzman, Deano. and Benker can take them from tears to laughter by their antics from the stage. Xichol and Hodgkin make up half of the Mighty Mites of .Musical .Merry-making, who are in .such great demand as entertainers this year. Bernie uses his leisure time bleating his wail- pipe in one of Lincoln ' s popular swing bands. Rohr- baugh does the low-down work in Twenty-five Feet of Harmony. Graybill, Price, and Shick manage to use part of their time at pianos and in operas. Don ' t over- look Kinyon pounding those little pieces of wood on the ends of lengths of gas pipe. Several of the bo s have assumed semi-professional duties for a pastime. .Ml those stray cats around the campus are learning to evade the basement of !Main ; 48 Baihman finds them practical subjects of disscilion in his work as biology assistant. Davis serves as slave driver to undcr-cla.ssmen in the chemistry department, ■■ ' exerherm am! .Schock are guiding hands in I hi- physics buililing. Let ' s take lime out to have a snack before cmil inuiiig on this journey around the horn. u may take your choice here. Jacobs, the ice cream magnate is in . eiiift ' s. .Magnuson, one of the noise provokers, slings prciiy mean hash at the Wesleyan Coffee .Shop. Davy Baker is the soda s(|uirl .-it .Mayo ' s on the corner. .Across the street Hodgkin will I ' dl you in .Vdkins Cafe. While you are running around, you are likely to be snap|)ed in any pose b - Srhock, Feyerherm, or Stan .Xeil: some of them iisu.dly li:i c a camera around williin shouting distance. The publicity lield setnis lo have a smattering of the third ear Plaini-men. Hcckman and Benker an- swered the gigiloes ' prayers when they put the student hand-book on sale last fall. Nuetzman, who, incidentally, is .Ml-Wesleyan orator, Deane, Keith, Sharp, and others hold positions on the Plainsman and Wesleyan staffs. 1 know of no better way to end this little round-u]3 than in a trip to the Midget Chapel on the third of White some Tuesday night from nine-fifteen until nine forty-live. The junior class is truly proud to have Ricker (the Hastings cops were won by his Boston accent). Bond. Murphy, Powell, Springer, and Xuetzman taking active part in a movemml for the development of personality and individual improvement. Each Tues- day night the Student Christian F ' ellowship meets in the little chapel for half an hour of directed self- analysis, we might sa -. For a short time we take stock of ourselves, make .tn inventory of what we are doing to improve our happinec ; in the short time that we live on this earth. It is a frank self-examination lo see if we are applying the golden rule. (Conlinued oi page 5.S) Pi AINSMAX Margaret Abbott. David City. Alpha Delta Theta, A. C. E. Jane Albauch. Lincoiii, Theta Upsilon, Y. W. C. A, Cabinet, Pan- Hellenic Council Alberta Anderson, Walton, Bleu Thonge, W, A. A.. Y. W. C. A. Gordon Axford, Lincoln, Delta Omega Phi, Football, Student Christ- ian Fellowship, Y. M, C. A. Cabinet. College Council Arthur Bachman, Harrison, Delta Omega Phi Frances Beach, L:iico!ii. W. A. A. Cabinet, A. C. E, President Robert Beebe, Auburn, Crescent, Alpha Gamma Beta Bill Benker, Crofton, Phi Kappa Tau, Y. M. C. A, Treasurer, Plainsman Players, Psychology Journal Club. Pep Club Presi- dent Nye Bond, Lodgepole, Delta Omega Phi, Student Christian Fellowship, Men ' s Glee Club, Y, M. C. A., Psi Chi, Psy- chology Journal Club Lorraine Borc. Lindsay, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. IVIelvin Bowman, Trenton, Phi Kappa Tau, Debate. Pi Delta, Business Manager of Wesleyan - Martin Brasch, Farnani, Crescent, AIt ha Q ma Football Charles Burroughs. Rockjord, Crescent, Basketball. Track, Football Gerald Carne, Lincoln. Delta Omega Phi, Alpha Gamma Beta Neil Davis. Lincoln, Basketball, Football Sally Deane, Va!pnrniso, Theta Alpha Phi. Plainsman Players, Plainsman staff, Wesleyan staff, Yellers of the Brown, Y. W, C. A. Marvin Feyerherm, West Point, Phi Kappa Tau, Alpha Gamma Beta. Pi Kappa Delta. Plainsman staff Evelyn Fosbury, Clarks, Alpha Gamma Delta, String En- semble, String Quintet, Girl ' s Glee Club, Y. W, C, A„ Chorus Gerald Frederick, Lincoln, Bleu Thonge Christian Fellowship, Debate, Track Gerald Gardner. Lincoln, Student Pastor Paul Gilbert, Memphis, Student Pastor Marjorie Graybill, Dai id City, Alpha Gamma Delta, Chorus, Opera Cast. Publication Board Pauline Hamilton. Orleans, Bleu Thonge. Pi Gamma Mu, String Ensemble. International Relations Club Vice-president Thomas Hay ' Man, Holland, Crescent, Y, M. C. A. Winter, 1938 4Q f i 50 Marjorie Hays, Petersburg. Bleu Thongc, String Ensemble, Chorus, Plainsman staff Bernard Hodckin, Bellicood. Delta Omega Phi, Glee Club, Quartet Harold Heckman. Friend. Delta Omega Phi, Psi Chi, Psy- chology Journal Club. Student Christian Fellowship, Y. M, C. A. ' Dorothy Hollincsworth, L.ncoln. Alpha Gamma Delta, Patihellenic Ruth Hunt, Wcsterti, W. A. A. Merville Huthison, Scotlsbluff. Delta Omeya Phi Keith Jacobs, Powell, Crescent Bruce Keith, Cjirtis, Wesleyan staff. Basketball, Tennis, Y, M. C. A. AlLEEN KiNYON, Got ieiiljiirg, VVillard, Panhellenic Council, Y. W. C. A. John Lay. Agnew, Crescent, Football Ruth Leach. O ' Neill, Theta Upsilon. Psi Chi. Psychology Journal Club, Pi Gamma Mu, Panhellenic Council, Chorus, W. A. A. Ruth Lomax, Lmcoin, Alpha Delta Theta, Theta Alpha Phi, Phi, Plainsman Players, Chorus, Girl ' s Glee Club, A. C. E., Y. W. C. A. Secretary WiLMA Lyon. Centra! City. Bleu Thonge. Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Plainsman staff, Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club, Pi Gamma Mu, Student Christian Fellowship Cabinet, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet. Chorus Helen McAfee. L.ncoln. Willard. Yellers of the Brown. Y. W. C. A. Marvin Macnuson. Cro (on, Phi Kappa Tau, Alpha Gamma Beta. Cheer Leader John Makki.e. Itlilca, Delta Omega Phi Lester McDaniels. Lincoln, Delta Omega Phi. Theta Alpha Phi. Plainsman Players David Mickey, Lincoln. Crescent, Theta Alpha Phi. Plainsman Players, Pi Gamma Mu, Chorus, College Council Jack Morledge. Li7icoln, Phi Kappa Tau Charles Murphy, Lincoln. Student Christian Fellowship, Student Pastor Stanley Neil, Cozad. Delta Omega Phi Bill Nichol, ScotlsbluSJ, Glee Club, Midget Quartet, Chorus, String Ensemble. Y, M. C. A., Yellers of the Brown, Inter-fraternity Council Delmar Nuetzman. L.ncoln. Bleu Thonge. Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Editor, The Wesleyan, Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Kappa Delta, President, College Council, Glee Club, Student Christian Fellowship, Oratory, Plainsman staff. Chorus Donald Otto. Anrora. Crescent. Football. Track. Glee Clul) Plainsman Luther Powell, Wnverhj, Phi Kappa Tau, Student Christian Fellow- ship. Student Pastor, Y. M. C. A., Tennis Harriet Price, Hooper, Bleu Thonge, Y. W. C. A. LaVaun Price, Lincoln, Phi Kappa Tau, Football, Basketball Floyd Ralston, Orlenns, Crescent, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Football, Track, Y. M. C. A. Kyle Randall. Fairbury, Phi Kappa Tau. Football, College Coun- cil. Track Richard Ricker, Hudson, Massachusetts, Phi Kappa Tau, Student Christian Fellowship, Student Pastor. Y. M. C, A,, Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club Raleigh Ripley, Spriii.qi ieui. Phi Kappa Tau, Football, Alpha Gamma Beta. Pi Gamma Mu. Y. M. C. A. Loren Rohrsaugh. Lmcoiii. Glee Club. Quartet, Chorus Miriam Schick, Cwrtis, Willard, String Ensemble, Chorus, Girl ' s Glee Club, Y. W. C, A. Robert Schlichtemeier, Nelwwka. Bleu Thonge, Alpha Gamma Beta Y. M. C. A. Oliver Schock, L.iicohi, Crescent. Alpha Gamma Beta, Pep Club Fred Schultz, Beaver Crossing Viola Schultz. Cortland Marian Seymour. Wayne, Willard Charles Sharp. Venus, Delta Omega Phi. Y. M. C. A., Plains man staff, Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club Annie Luarie Smith, Sc iuber(, Bleu Thonge, Y. W, C. A. Ethel Smith. Cnrterril e. Missouri. Bleu Thonge Donald Springer, Eagle, Student Pastor Elsie Steinhausen. Lincoln. Y. W. C. A.. Student Christian Fellowshijp Richard Van Steenberg. Delta Omega Phi. Y- M. C. A., Trac ' John Van Ells, Miluiaiifcce, Wisconsn. Phi Kapp; Football ' 4 Robert Wylie. Ithaca. Student Pastor Madge Young. Cozad, Willard, Theta Alpha Phi. Plainsman Players, W. A. A. Cabinet, Y. W. C. A. Winter, 1938 SI Keeping Up With The Co-ed 1 1 lilt I haven 1 ) by SALLY DEANS Co-ed had Id break a date with her best boy friend one evening on account of because she was very sicU. Her roonmiate saw him out witli another girl. Co-ed indifjnantly told him, " I never want to sec you ajjain. Vou date an- other girl the minute my stomach ' s turned. " 111 religion class one da ' . Co-ed was asked to tell why God saved Daniel from the lion ' s den. She explained. " He couldn ' t afford to lose ihc prophet. ' The freshman tn wlmm Co-ed taught the rudiments of the dial telephone system caught on quickly and too well. He arranged a date with his sorority girl by phone, then dialed the first four digits of the sorority house number and left the receiver on his phone off all even- ing so that no on? els? could call her. ' I ' he geography instructor asked Co-ed to explain the difference between two trade routes that he pointed out on the map. " They ' re both shorter " , she said brightly. Co-ed one day was making a gypsy costume for a costume party. Mouth full of pins .she sat sewing industriously. . fter an hour of quietude and labor she held up the garment to survey it with pride — both sleeves were sewed in wrong side out. " It ' s the gypsy in me, ' said Co-ed quietly. One of Co-eds classmates in speech class read Longfellow ' s poem " Xight " in class one morning. The instructor asked for criticisms and Co-ed offered this one. " It ' s too dark. " Co-eri was acting as temporary chairman in Parliamentary Law class. A menilier of the assembly was accused of being indecorous. Co- ed wisely ruled that the accused member va- not indecorous — he was a soloist. 52 Pl.AINSMAN (Continued from page 5) Wesleyan can claim. Weklon Crossland ' s splendid record at Oxford and the responsible positions he has held since his graduation from that great university justify the faith we had in him — lo, twenty-five years ago. In 1911 the fn ' st senior class play was permitted at Nebraska Wesleyan. Faithful to the youthful tradi- tion, the 1913 grads presented Shakespeare ' s " Winter ' s Tale. " For some of us it seemed a crowning point. Our dramatic accomplishment, (as we thought then), was quite as important as the attainment of the dignified sheepskin. For was it not an accomplishment for Charles Goman to manage a king ' s ermine-trimmed court train, three yards long? Few students in the history of the school could grace the jeweled crown of King Leontes as he did. No wonder Thr Coyote carried the jingle beneath his class picture. " Of so many honors his praises do ring That he won the place of Leontes, the King. " Nor shall 1 ever forget the artistry with which Kflna Thomas, in the role of Hermione, the queen, effected a stage fall. To faint while standing on an elevated platform and to land gracefully on the floor of the courtroom below took hours of weary practice. Sitting in a class in Huntington Hall, one could hear at unequ,- ' .] intervals the thud, thud in the auditorium above. And only seniors in the classroom below knew what it was all about. These two characters in the play stand out most ividly in my mind because they were the royal parents of poor Perdita who, according to the story of the play, is supposed to be lost in some remote and desert place. " Perdita " must do honor at this time to her King and Queen parents, even though twenty-five years have passed. My Perdita costume was the one anxiety at dress rehearsal. Theo Lieben had sent a gown with- out sleeves. Horrors, what should I do? Many girls shared my concern and considered my modesty praise- worthy. Only a few regarded my perturbation un- warranted. By the night of the public performance, however, Perdita appeared in the sheep sheering scene with sleeves improvised of lace, securely sewed into the Theo Lieben costume. Remaining on the campus as did until June, 1927, I find that it is sometimes confusing for me to separate associations of school days from those of the teaching years which followed. But I prize the friendly contacts and the inspiration of both eras. When I began to teach, a teacher advised me that the greatest joy to any teacher was the success he could promote in the lives of his students. I mused to myself, " Like Cyrano, a teacher sees happiness through another man ' s eyes, " — and I was skeptical. I doubted then, but my years of experience have proved the truth of Miss Wilhelmson ' s wise counsel. One watches almost greedily at times, desiring in his heart, to lay claim to some superior talent in a student. Even as I read of Stanley High in the foremost magazines, I seem to squeeze a certain con.solation out of the fact that he made a good Russian character in a play I once coached. Who knows, P arl Harper might never have become a college president without that meagre work we did on dramatic opera scenes for his graduation. Recently, one of my , lbion students, a promising young playwright, has received letters of commendation from Katharine Cornell, P dith Isaacs, and other dramatic critics. Why, it is as if these celebrities had actually bestowed upon " yours truly " incense and myrrh, .n fact, a teacher may suffer ego inflation at the least provocation. But seriously, I owe a debt of gratitude to my Wesleyan students, many of whom I know are successful in their chosen fields of work. Such a visit as Miss Pearl Fosnot 17 paid me last spring was a great in- spiration. She was persuaded to speak for the W. ¥. M. S. Does a missionary ever escape? And as I lis- tened to her moving story of her life in China, I gloried anew in the events of her college days, when she played the striking role of Mrs. Malaprop, when she was a leader in six different campus groups, and when she was honored by Phi Kappa Phi. .Anything I have been able to do since graduation is, naturally, closely related to the influences of college days at Wesleyan. Through one ' s whole life, I believe, the spirit of his Alma Mater leads him. No copies of the historical records can give the real history of an individual student or a class. It is not material results, but a deeper spiritual development that the small church school seeks to nurture. It is impossible to print the long list of professors who in a half century have made their idelible imprint on the lives of Wesleyan ' s graduates. Under the leadership of such men of our day as Chancellor-Emeritus Huntington, Chancellor Ful- mer, and Chancellor Schreckengast, Wesleyan has of- fered students sympathetic and friendly counsel. The generous encouragement we received twenty-five years ago has been a strong motivating factor in our desire and determination to keep faith. I have been at .Albion for ten years. Dur- ing that time, I have learned to sing with conviction, " Albion, dear . lbion Let thy pure light shine ... " Vet, there will always remain an intimate feeling of " brothers under the sheep;kin " whenever and wherever I hear, " Come let us raise our voices In one triumphant strain To praise our .Mma Mater, Her glories tell again ... " Bicui.AH Champ " 13 Director of Dramatics . lbion College Albion, Michigan WiNTEK, 1938 S3 gCitM:;iM ' tl tf JUST LOOKING- - THANKS by SALLY DEANL lennis shoe laces yellow buttons finger nail polish typing paper 2 pair hose Shopping list in hand, we board the Un i. Place bus as it lumbers down Fortv-eighth street toward the city. The shopping trip is carefulh- planned to fit a half-hour schedule. First to Rudge Guenzels for the hose. On the way to the hosier department w ' e pass through an aisle where counters on either side are heaped with crisp collars of white linen and yellow urgaiidy. There is a vestee of fagotted pink pique that conjures up a mental picture of last year ' s navy blue frock considerably brightened by that addition. .X clerk interrupts the meditative con- templation ; automatic response of " Just looking, thanks, " is muttered as we barge on down the aisle toward the hosiery counters. The innovation of color in the dis- plays of new hose is a sure harbinger of spring. Rudge ' s are exclusively featuring a tri-color hose that shades from light in front to a darker tone at the seam that effectively flatters. It ' s a relief here to say. " Charge il. please, ' ' instead of the habilual. " Jusl looking, thanks. " On the wav to Miller ' s for the finger nail polish, we pass (_ul ers shop store. Probably never in fashion his- tory have shoe store windows been so colorful. Smooth leathers of copper, luggage tan. and wine are combined with suedes of beige or gray. Shoes are made of three shades of the same color such as light, royal, and navy blue, or three different con- trasting colors. Inside the store plump fortyish matrons are trying to squeeze B-wddth feet into slender low-cut sandals or pumps. The window just inside Miller ' s Thirteenth street entrance is filled with the new-est creations in costume jewelry for spring. Featured in the display are the clever gadgets designed to wear on the lapels of tailored suits for that feminine touch. There are tiny l)askets set with multi- colored stones, all sizes and shapes of leggy insects, and bunches of minia- ture fruits. From a counter inside the store filled with more of th; same, v.-:? select a necklace hung with tiny oranges and bananas, and with difficulty resist the temptation to say, " Charge it. please, " again. The .selection of finger nail presents an unanticipated problem for the spring trend toward new colors is vividly reflected here. Some of the intriguing new names are " clover " , " tulip " , and " dusty pink " . . t last, purchase in hand, we are on our way to the dime store for the shoe laces. 54 Plainsman The transitional period from win- ter to spring produces some incon- gruities in the way of street ensembles. Women have been unable to resist the new spring; hats, but thev insist up(in wiarinu ihtiii with drab winter coats. We see a bright red straw- sailor, with black seal and a baby blue poke bonnet with a heavy .gray tweed coat. A quick trip into Kresge ' s and the shoe laces are safely tucked among our packages. ow to Gold ' s for the buttons. More surprises ! Color pervades even the button counter. The simple appellation ■■yellow " produces a myriad of shades from dark ivory to marigold. Your pet hobby is very likely to be reflected in your choice of buttons on your spring blouse. There are thespian masks and tennis racquets, bullets and bows, dice and dominoes — literally everything from (alphabet ) soup to nuts. . t the front of the store Gold ' s are featuring the ■Belt of the Month " — a stunning creation with a flashing silver buckle — and perfectly matched accessory combinations of purse, shoes, anil gloves. .Anything goes in gloves this year — they may be light doeskin or dark kid, enibroidered, laced, cuffed or not, long or short — whatever matches, harmonizes, con- trasts, or introduces an entirely new color note w ' ith your ensemble may be found in these sljles. We catch a glimpse of the Uni. Place bus as it stops for the traftic light on the corner. " Beautifully timed, " we congratulate ourselves, ■Here is the bus that goes out on the half hour. " . nd so it is, but this is its second time past this cor- ner since we ' d been downtown. We had stopped to .say. " Just looking, thanks, " a few times too often to fit the half hour shopping schedule. Winter, 1938 (Continued from pa e 48) With these qualifications this year ' s junior class stands ready to assume the burden jf leadership next year to make a more unified and powerful Nebraska Wesleyan that will strike .-i chord of fear in the hearts of her competitors in all fields, a Xebraska Wesleyan that will bind the cords of loyalty with all who have known her or will know her in the future. I + — + — ,( ] ' onr Waxliobc Rrady lor Easier Ik Not, Call CHILDERS CLEANERS 2730 Nortli 48tli M 1490 + ■ L. M. Thomas Son General Hardware 2739 North 48 M-2363 + . 4, HART VARIETY STORE All Kinds of Gifts for Easter and rvlottier s Day Garden and Grass Seeds 2713 North 48th St. +- I C. E. 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Thanks 36 Dedication ty— the editor Dr Frederick Stuff Lynne Anderson Cfiarles Sfiarp Contributors Bob Braun Darrell Randall Ruth Lewis Oliver DeCarmo Mary Whitney Harold Ahrendts Marvin Feyerherm Delmar Nuetzman June Stallboris Warren Johnston Sally Deans Carol Duncan Sally Deans Sally Deane the editor Piiblhlnil hv Xebraska Wksikvax University, Lincoin, Xebr. Dn. Harry Lee Upperman, Chancellor F, A. Alabaster, Dean of L. A. B. E. McProud. Dean uj T. C. Oscar Bennett, Dir, of School oj Miisic 5 2£2Kji P?E £ii Phiin man Magazine: Editor, Mart;an ' t Jensen; Assistant Editor, Sally Deane Krs. Lanager, Chester Marshall : Assistant Bus. Manager, Richard Rieker Photographkr, I.eiDiard Cole Vol. No. XXXVI Number Three MANAGER GREEN BUDS PEEPING THROUGH THE GROUND, MEADOWLARKS WITH CHEERFUL SOUND GREEN LAKES FULL FROM SPRING-TIME RAINS. VIOLETS IN WOODED LANES GREEN THE THRONE FOR QUEEN OF MAY, CO-EDS SINGING —COLORS GAY GREEN THE WOODLANDS IN THE SPRING, LILACS BLOOM AND THRUSHES SING ' Harold Ahrendts Mary Whitney Spring has again crowned the campus with iris blos- soms—and violets lift blue heads behind ' Old :Main. " The campu.; throbs with activity; a new building raises its dome jiroudly to greet the summer stars. Steal s sizzle on charcoal grates; pink organza and blue chiffon weave their patterns in the pageantry of spring formals ; gay couples linger beneath the long gnarled lingers of the trees, and friendly shadows beckon to the moonlight on the roof of " Old Main. " Darrell Randall i-Vj For the seniors the season expresses a deeper sig- nificance — Commencement — and their last college spring. Spring. K ' .iS Silhouetted against a campus window stand the seniors in academic splendor of black gowns. Four years have they sought knowledge in the shadowed classrooms and archives of ivy mantled buildin gs of red brick. On Commencement Day they will follow other black robed figures in solemn procession into the [ L=j PI A Q " T " A ( [? r world of alumni beyond the campus I I I L, L_ J) VV V_ P I walls. They have spoken their last words as undergraduates, and as Helen Black- shear says: " Go back? To what reunion would I go when I have with me all that I hold dear of college days? The slow growth of each year is part of me; the blue soft glow of lamps on misty nights, the rich low chords of benediction — they are near me often. And my friends? I still can hear their voices, feel their hands, and see them. Oh, how could you think to see them now would bring them closer, or can ever bring again those long, long talks, the tramping in the rain, world-saving visions? None of these remain. There is no reunion but re- membering. " Plainsman To be called upon by a charming, though frantic, co-ed to pinch-hit for one of the most distinguished members of the class of ' 92 certainly puts an old-timer on the spot. Especially so when he is requested In conjure up a " true story " about student activities on Wesleyan campus forty-nine years ago. If in more than a half-century of active life he has not lost his sense of veracity of judgment, un- consciously he may have lost his veracity of vision 5f w r A D C A r ( ' • • ' " ' ' ' ' iwwer to convey without exaggeration as- W T ll IN. O v VJ V- ' pects of Wesleyan campus life between Septem- ber 1889 and June 1893. However, he may Inid some consolation in the fact that no member of the faculty in those p ioneer days will confront him with either an intelligence test or a lie-detector. Every member of that august body is now peace- fully at rest in some Wyuka of his choice or that of his loving friends. The most beloved and revered in that group was the first dean of the College of Arts and Science, professor of Latin and Greek, faithful defender of the classics. He could look back upon a noble life span of one hundred years before he heard the last, clear call to cross the bar and see his " Pilot face to face " . In the early days University Place was an incorporated village, a suburb of Lincoln, united with that thriving city by a streetcar line. Passengers were conveyed in miniature cars drawn either by passive mules or by " busted " bronchos. M Twenty-seventh and Q streets the car was switched to a sidetrack where the passengers waited while heavy footed drivers exchanged the weary mules or the broken spirited bronchos for more snappy ones before continuing the long ride down O street on flat wheels running on rails embedded in an udulating pavement of cedar blocks. In those primitive days no fraternity and sorority houses with spacious doorways opening into luxuriously furnished and attractively illuminated living quarters housed congenial groups of students on Wesleyan campus. Only a meagerly furnished room, stove heated, and dimly lighted by a smelly kerosene lamp with clouded chimney sheltered the student as he bent over the tasks assigned by in- structors intent upon fusing minds of students with the seeing minds of those who had opened the paths to knowledge and power. The trustworthy model T Ford had not arrived. Xo whir of the aeroplane disturbed the quiet of student days and nights. The lure of moving picture stars was unknown. Xo Philco radio with " eliminated squint and squat " had been dreamed about. Football had shown no signs of becoming a mania. Basket ball had not been stripped of its swaddling clothes. Extra curricular activities were not listed in letters of recommendations written by sympathetic professors in behalf of students seeking positions of responsibility. Golf for anemic profs was slowly creeping westward. Good ' s lumbering ice wagon fur- nished the only refrigeration of that romantic period when students roamed over forty acres of campus covered by the virgin sod over which Indians trekked to old salt basin three miles to the west. Just now I imagine I hear the familiar voice of one of my in- timate friends, a member of the present sophomore class, who has written fluently upon the timely subject: " The last stages of bar- barism, the first stages of appreciation, and the beginning of aspiration, " (Continued on page 34) Dr. Frederick Stuff ' 92 Spring. 19.58 THE CHANCELLOR IN BRIEF bv LYNNE ANDERSON Xol only t(i ( ' l)r,isk:i Wrslcyan university, Init straight inln llii ' lioait (if every student and facult) nieinber canie two dynamic p?rsonalilies for the t ' irst time last Fcl)ruary. And after a series of visits to the campus dur- in;; the last three months ( " died with personal interviews, receptions, speeches, and contacts with Chancellor and Mrs. Harry Lee I ' ppernian, th. ' Wesleyaii campus has wholeheartedly raised the flajj of welcome ai.d friend- ship over " Old Main " to greet Chan- cellor Upperman when he actively takes over the headship of the uni- versity in June. Alumni and townspeople know the new chancellor from Baxter Seminary in Tennessee as Chancellor Harry Lee L ' pperman but we on the , leyan campus call him " Chan L ' p " as he was affectionately dubbed by the mefnbers of Blue Key, senior honor society. .And he likes it. With a chuckle he remarked that " Chan l ' p he would be, and " L ' p " would be llir theme sony of his administration. . nd although he doesn ' t become ac- tive until June, the I ' lrst note of his theme son;; " l ' p " was reached wdien he announced to a Wesleyan chapel audience that he had received a $5000 pledge for the university from an anonymous donor. Wesleyan students are also eager to see .Mrs. L ' pperman Ijecome a per- manent resident at .Vebraska Ve.;- leyan universit Small, slim, dark, and vivacious. Sirs, l ' pperman in her one appearance on a chapel program gave the impression of being a charm- ing person. Sh; was a debate coach at Baxter Seminary and the former district chairman of the Xational Forensic Lea.gue. Mrs. Upperman ' s work is recognized in the biographical dictionary of outstanding women of .America. " Leading Women of Am- erica, " published by the .Authors In- irnational Cn. of cw ■ork City. She has no plans for her activities at Wesleyan, " she just wants to help herever she can. " Looking over old newspaper clip- pings we learn that th; election of " Chan Up " to Nebraska Wesleyan university has been greeted by acclaim from alumni and prominent educators everywhere. In an eriitorial on page 220 of the Christian .Advocate for -March 10, Dan Brummitt states that l;ishops, editors, educators, pastors, and others have joined in words of praise such as must be almost .a little burdensome to th_ ' modest, self- el ' facing, sacrificial prrs ' d ' nt of Baxter S- minary. " His fifteen years in that Tennessee school have been years of astonishing arcomplishment. He produced equip- ment almost out of thin air; and his ingenuity and persistence in his search for gifts secured friends for Baxter in the most unexpected places. " .An impressive fact about " Chan Up " is that before accepting his posi- tion here, he raised ev.ry dollar of debt at Baxter Seminary. He feb unable to leave Baxter without ar- rangement for its future. It is need- less to say that a man loyal to his old task, will be loyal to his new one at Wesleyan. Chancellor l ppermaii has great ideas for Wesleyan in th next few years. He looks forward to a pro- gram of expansion and growth. But to achieve it every student, faculty member, and alumni member must be behind him, pulling for dear Old Wes- leyan. .And we are. Ever since a new light burned in the Chancellor ' s office, a new spirit of loyalty and support has been felt pulsating in everyone. In coming to Wesleyan Chancellor Upperman said ; " I am delighted in every sense of the word to be at Nebraska Wesleyan university, serving with alumni, trus- tees, faculty, students, and friends. I appreciate the high honor of head- ing the university and wish to say that Mrs. L ' pperman and I pledge all that we are to it. " .And in the same note of good will, " Chan Up " , we students and faculty members on the Wesleyan canipu;, pledge our support, loyalty, and friendship to make your administra- tion at Nebraska Wesleyan university a happy and successful one. WKLCOMK TO NEBR.ASK. WESLEY.AN UNIVERSITY. Plainsman ANTI-CLIMAX bv CHARLES SHARP Well, kiflf. you ' ve il ine it. Some of yon have finished yonr first year of " esleyan. some of you your last. ' on can j;o home now, some of you. but the teachers won ' t even have time to sigh in relief before summer school begins. Your greatest instructor was not listed in the catalog, but will be back again next year, that .slow and subtle teacher, Time, whose diurnal schedule taught you to assimilate the often swift and brut. ' il lessons of experience. . n way. here ' s a little of what you ' ve been doing. HE G. RMO ACCEPTS SCHOLARSHIP TO U. OF N. The twenty-fifth major student of Professor Dur- ham ' s to gain a graduate assistantship in 20 years. . ()K . 1. Ql ' EK.V OF THE . l . KlI ' LEV STUDENT PRINCE Eleanor Norval was crowned ((ueen in the annual May fete, during which it did not, strangely enough, rain on the nicely dressed participants. Hlue Key and Purple . rc|us tapped their future members during the affair. Purple .Xrqus gained in stature by deciding to select members from the junior class at large, instead of limiting membership to .society representatives. TRIBUTE PAID .MISS HOPPER To Miss May Hopper, retiring after 37 years of service at Wesleyan, Ethel Booth, associate professor, expressed the appreciation of the school and of her friends. GLEE CLUB ENDS SE ASON WITH HOME CONCERT The 32nd annual home concert of Professor Ben- nett ' s boys after a good trip. NET SQUAD TAKES KANS. S U The tennis team came back after an early-season eclipse to beat the Javhawkers 4-2 on the Kansas courts. MODERNISTIC SET FOR " CRAIG ' S WIFE " The Plainsman players went to town again. Fro- hardt drew spontaneous applause. The Plainsman play- ers are always able to maintain excellently the tone and nuances of their dramas. CAMPUS BULLETIN DEPICTS WESLEY.AN COLLEGE LIFE Professor Hoffman, publicity director, put out a really attractive photographic exposition of Wesleyan. " Campus " is the name of the magazine which marks a departure from the ordinary in college bulletins. PLAINSMEN TO DRAKE Two Randalls, Burroughs, James and Staten in Coach Thomas ' team, the first Wesleyan team to Drake in several years. They placed fourth in the mile relays against what Braun said were some of the country ' s toughest. MORTON. DEGARMO . RE BIG SNOB . ND OLD GROUCH .At the annual Big Snob-Old Grouch party, this year featuring the Parade of Plainsman Personalities, they were aw ' arded the titles which signify popularity. There, then, are soirie of the headlines for the year. Necessarily, we did not cover all of them. We did not mention that Nuetzman won two national contests in one year, first orator ever to do that — that an eastern friend of the Chancellor wishes to give Wesleyan five thousand dollars — that the campus this spring looks its best for many years, and John Brox ' s iris are blooming in every direction you look — that Prof. Jensen works every day and twojjjirds of the night to insure that the observatory goeaup properly — that Professor Gregg ' s handsome ne hefk is out. Some of the best stories did not get inM print7and were not headlined, but the journalisn cl did vlhat they could. Plainsman A new building raises its s.Iver crown abovie Rachael Ann Lucas library: " Steady there, little grl. Steady — the grotind is hard and damp: " the Tau ' s partake of a hit of picnic nourishment: " Friends. Rotjioji.;, countrymen — we are about to erect an observatory; " beneath the sliadows of the friendly trees collegians amble — for it is spring: skipping the light fantastic with the Crescent lads. Spring, 19jS PEN O ' THE PLAI NS I ' K 1K1I-; r LOWERS Prairie llnwers, strong and frap;rant, Prairie flowers, sweet and clean. Cirowinj; on a wind-swept prairie I ' nder summer skies serene. From your petals falls a perfume, Sweeter fraj rance you ' ll not fmd ; Colors of a million rainbows In your faces are enshrined. You are symbols of the prairie, On the open virgin sod. When you bring me close to heaven . nd a little nearer (lod. Minnie Klemme. If II-; l) W HOUR rhi hour I love, This splendor of the sky — When nature wipes away Night ' s slumber from her eye. When in the east — The shadowed rim of earth Pales with the stars and then Glows suddenly in glad rebirth. This is the hour — God doth his will reveal When on another day He sets The sun, His golden seal, Minnie Klemme. BLUEBELLS IX . MEADOW F. IR Bluebells in a meadow fair My eye in passing caught ; On them I turned my reverent gaze — This beauty God had wrought. They all in gentle motion swayed In rhythm to the breeze ; Behind them tall and straight there stood The tall and graceful trees. Amidst them like a silver cord I saw a brooklet flow — The sun sent down its brighest rays To light the stream below. This scene with gayest colors bright I was not loath to scan : An artist ' s picture it surpassed As God surpasses Man. Betty Gi.ines. ■ ■ ■ So long I have waited. So long I have yearned. You went away smiling . nd never returned. .A gun on your shoulder A pack on your back, A kiss of farewell. Then the whole world went black. MEI)IT. TIOX When the twilight shadows deepen, When the sun has gone to rest, When the evening star grows brighter, Comes the hour that I love best. Then the lovely primrose opens. Wafts its fragrance sweet and light, And the sullen listless silence. Lifts to breezes of the night. Then the glow-worm lights his lantern. Little pilot of the gloom — .- nd the meadow frogs hold chorus. In the silver of the moon. Comes the hour of meditation. Hour of peace and strength and grace. When God writes his benediction On a wistful, moonlit face. Minnie Klemme. Hope gradually weakens As years trudge on by. No word from the silence — Oh, God above, why? Delmar Xuetzman. 10 Plainsman nw4wj,;w„-w:vw..;w The winqerl trackmen of Nebraska Wesleyan scheduled seven track meets for the 1938 cinder season which in- cluded two dual meets, three tri- angular clashes, the Hastings a n d Drake relays, and the Conference meet. Under the able tutorage of Coach Dwight P. Thomas, Wesleyan developed her squad as well as won her first meet since this territory was taken by the Injuns. The Yellow and Krown mastered the Hastings relays by bringing home two trophies signifying the winning nf first place and two thirds. The 880 yard relay team and the football lettermen ' s relay team fin- ished ahead of the field while Bur- roughs took third in the 100 yard dash and the medley relayers finished third in their event. The Frontiersmen piled up some- what of a record when every man entered in the track events of the tri- angular meet with Peru and Doane placed. The Bobcats won with 55 ' j points as Wesleyan with 53 edged out Doane with 49 ' j. . fighting band of Nebraska Wes- leyan Plainsmen raced to a strong fourth place in the mile relay event at the all important Drake relays held in Des Moines. .Although not sounding as such a great feat of ac- complishment, placing in a field of the best teams of the Middlewest and West is something to shout to the heavens about. Among a strong field of proven mile relay teams, Wesleyan allowed only 12 three of the nation ' s best to finish ahead of her. First came the winner of the Texas and Kansas relays in the mile relay event, Oklahoma Bap- tist, whose time was 3:18.1. In second finished North Central of Napenville. Illinois. They captured the . rniour and Illinois relays, the big track carnivals of that section. Pittsburgh State Teachers college of Pittsburgh, Kansas came in third and has always been a contender for laurels at Drake. Nebraska Wesleyan finished fourth in the time of 3:25.6. The Plainsmen are the fastest mile relayers in either -Nebraska or Iowa judging from the results of the Kansas. Drake and Has- tings relays. Blessings on thee, State and Broncs. Burroughs was lead off man for Wesleyan and got the Yellow and Brown off to a good start by coming in second. With a strong second place lead. John Staten breezed off as num- ber two man. Strong opposition and tied-up muscles confronted him. He passed the baton to K le Randall in fifth place behind the Yankton, South Dakota man, but Kyle fought hard and passed this challenger to our position. Brother Merle found the first three men too far ahead to catch so he made sure of Wesleyan ' s fourth. Wesleyan was entered in division two of the college section because freshmen can compete here but the time of the first division one was con- siderably slower, 3 ;20.9. At the Penn relavs this event for college teams was SPRING by BOB BRAUN won by Western .Michigan in 3 :28.2 which is three seconrls slower than Wesleyan clocks it in. .Merle Randalll took on Cagle, Okla- homa Baptist, and Miller, Compton, (alifornia, college, in the 440 part of the sprint relay Friday and was lea ling them at the 220 mark. These I wo lads are among the fastest quar- ( r milers in the United States. Cagle ran it in :47.0 and Miller has run it in :47.1. The result wasn ' t so hot. l)ul Wesleyan took sixth in this race. Their only victory of the season was over York who was doped to battle it out with Hastings for the confer- ence crown. The score was 72 ' j to 58 ' -J. Merle Randall paced the Sun- flower boys by winning the 100, 220 and 440 yard dashes while other win- ners were K. Randall in the 880, Bur- roughs in the javelin, Roland Nye in the high hurdles and the 880 yard rela - team composed of Otto, Har- rington, James and Burroughs. Tarkio stepped on the Plainsmen s toes in a dual meet by a 90 to 4h count. Outcla.ssed entirely in the field events. Wesleyan was hard pressed in gathering points. M. Randall cap- tured the 220 and set a new school record for it in :22.2 seconds and won the 440 yard dash as well. The final meet before the confer- ence clash was a three way affair with Hastings and Doane. The Broncs won by massing 82 4 points to Wes- leyan ' s 43 ' ' 4. and Doane ' s i2. Bur- roughs won the 100 yard dash in 10 seconds flat while Merle Randall broke the tape in the 220 yard dash and raced home ahead of swift Homan from Ha. tings in the 440. The Plains- men pro -d to be the faster 880 yard relay te-m as K. Randall. James, M. Randall and Burroughs showed the Hastings lads the way to the finish in a good race. The conference meet at Hastings was postponed due to a cloudburst there, so results of this annual track carnival are not available. The Golden Frontiersmen were able to forge ahead in the track events bu ' lack of weight and field men causeil the points to drift away in the end. But why look behind , the future and success lie ahead. Plainsman- SPORTS by BRUCE KEITH Long live the king of tennis of the N. C. A. C. conference! For the second consecutive year Coach Rob- erts ' Plainsman netters swept every- thing Ijefore them as they again seized the singles and doubles crown of the X. C. A. ( ' . from their conference foes. To Luther Powell, junior, and El- bert Souders, sophomore, went the honor of carrying the colors of the Vellow and the Brown in the singles competition. Both were victorious over all of their tourney opponents and as a result are co-holders of the conference singles crown, Powell ' s second consecutive singles crown. .Arthur Barrett, senior, and Bay- ard Taylor, sophomore, teamed to- gether and trounced all opposition to easily take possession of the confer- ence doubles crown, Barrett ' s third consecutive conference doubles crown and W ' esleyan ' s fourth in succession. .Aubrey -Stewart, senior, Ray Steele, senior, and Bruce Reith, junior, com- pleted W ' esleyan ' s victorious tennis team. The Robertsmen, opening their 1938 season, easily trounced Midland in the first match of the year by a score of eight matches to one. Tarkio college of Tarkio, Missouri, the Lincolnites next opponent, was too much for the Wesleyan racquet weilders, who bowed before the Miss- ourians five matches to four, being handed their first defeat since the 1935 season. Luther Powell convincingl ' drubbed his opponent, teaming with . rthur Barrett for a doubles victory over Tarkio ' s number one duo. Stew- art and Keith triumphed in singles for the other Robertsmen ' s victories. The Wesleyanites ' first crack at ' ' big-time " tennis ended disa.strously for the Vellow and the Brown, who went down before Kansas State ' s powerful net squad four macthes to two. Powell ' s undefeated record in team matches was marred for the first time in his college career when he and Barrett were drubbed bv Kansas State ' s number one doubles team. Powell, however, was unde- feated in singles in team matches, as he edged out Kansas State ' s number one man for one of the Wesleyan wins. Bayard Taylor went through his man with little trouble for the remaining triumph of the Lincoln- ites. Coming back again into X. C. A. C. competilion, the Plainsmen thrashed the Hastings Broncs six-love, show- ing some of the form that rated them at the top in Xebraska college tennis circles. The biggest pelt in the Plains- men ' s belt was accounted for when the Robertsmen invaded the camp of Kansas university and drubbed the Jayhawkers four matches to two. Luther Powell, Bayard Taylor, and Elbert Souders won their singles matches, while Powell and Taylor paired together for a victory in doubles. The Lincolnites again chastised their Krone foes, this time by a score of four matches to two. Powell, Taylor, and Steele won their individual matches, and Taylor and Steele dumped their doubles opponents. Playing host to the Kansas univer- sity netters, the Plainsmen split wath their visitors at three all. Powell again defeated Kansas university ' s number one player to keep his singles record spotless, while Taylor and Souders bumped off their layhawker oDponents in singles to climax one of the most successful seasons that Wesleyan has ever experienced in ten- nis. ' The conference tournev, held at York, rounded out the Plainsman schedule. The 1938 schedule was as follows: Midland, here. Tarkio. here. Kansas State, here. Hastings, here. York, there. Kansas State, there. Kansas university, there. Hastings, there. Kansas University, here. X. C. A. C. conference tournev at York. April 16, . pril 19, April 23, April 26, yiay 3, May 5, May 6, Mav 10, May 13, May 23, Spring, 1933 13 BLUE KEY By DARRELL RANDALL The national chapter of Blue Key was founded by Dr. J. C. Jordan in 1925, and the organization now in eludes seventy-five chapters in the United States and the District of Columbia. Those who travel amoni; college educated men will recogniz? the significance of Blue Key as a national honorary society of senior college men. The Blue Ke -, which is an oblom; Walden or key charm, is the oflicial insignia of the fraternity. The fra- ternity colors, azure and gold, sug- gest the motto, " Serving we live. " A desire to serve our college and our fellow men expresses our own purpose and ambition. Blue Key is an honorary organiza- tion for the purpose of giving recog- nition to the leaders of the campus, both in spirit and activity. Participa- tion in campus activities which build Xebraska-Weslejan are considered important by Blue Key. But an- other factor is paramount in the selec- tion, and that is the ability to get along wit h, co-operate with others. and be held in the highest regard of good fellowship and respect. Every Junior man is rated according to the amount of his participation in such activities and his standard of fellow- ship and co-operation on the campus. It is a non-partisan group, and we are proud of the cosmopolitan representa- tion of the activities and leaders out- standing on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus. Scholarship is not the im- portant single item in Blue Key that it is in many national honorary groups, for other things must contribute to the record of members in Blue Ke ' . However, investigation will show that the honor-point average of the mem- bers of Blue Key is far above the campus average. If you are looking for excitement you might mention bills or dues to the treasurer, or hear President De- Garmo ask Barrett and Hedges to carry chairs for the JNIay Pete, or ask any of the initiates if they can sit in a chair and balance temselves with the front legs of the chair off the floor! Blue Key men take it upon them- selves to assume responsibility when- ever the occasion demands it. Their interests are the best interests of Wes- leyan, and to further the co-operation between students, faculty, and the college administration. Hlue Ke ' and Purple . rqus were co-sponsors of the first . ll- Vesleyan social dance in the Kail, and also the May Fete in the Spring. Blue Key and the Yellers of the Brown spon- sored the Old Grouch-Big Snob Party in . pril. which also included a talent program of the " Parade of Plainsmen Personalities. " M the May Fete, the May Queen — Eleanor Xorval, and the Student Prince — Raleigh Ripley, were made known, and new members of both Blue Ke)- and Purple . rqus were tapped. MEMBERS FOR 1937-38 Oliver Detjarmo, President Harold . hrendts. ' ice-Pres. Dell Hedges, Secretary Darrell Randall. Treasurer Arthur Barrett Roger Drown Chester Marshall . ubrey Stewart Dean Reed TAPPED .MEMBERS FOR 1938-39 Richard Ricker, Pres.-elect Xeil Davis, Vice-Pres. -elect Xye Bond, Sec ' y-elect Martin Brasch, Treas. -elect Raleigh Ripley Charles Burroughs Tat Bowman David Mickey 14 Pl. mnsman PURPLE ARQUS by RUTH LEWiS Purple Arqus is a local senior women ' s honor fraternity which wa-- founded in 1921 by fourteen f irls- At that time it was a sister organiza tion to Purple DraKon, which in 192 " became a chapter of the national honorary fraternity for men, Bku- Key. The purpose of Purple Arqus is tn promote a spirit of goodwill on the campus and to sponsor worthy activi- ties. Until the tapping of new member- at the May Fete this spring, one giil was chosen from each sorority and one from Blue Thonge. This year, however, si. girls were selected by Purple .Arqus from the junior class at large, without reference to social affiliations. These girls were chosen on the basis of scholarship, friendly and democratic spirit, and participa- tion in student activities. Purple .Arqus was very active this year in various traditions — old and new. Early in the fall, the members, dressed in white with their purple and gold capes and caps, were seen deliver- ing the sorority invitations to the girls who were to be pledged. In cooperation with the Vellers of the Brown, Purple . rqus sponsors the Homecoming celebration each fall. In particular Purple . rqus has charge of the house-decorating competition by choosing judges and providing a plaque award for the winning sorority. Till last year this group has as- sumed the responsibility each year for the football baquet. Last year, however, it was thought best to com- bine the honoring of all athletic activi- ties in a single event to be called the .Athletic Banquet. This year the plan was preserved in as far as the basket- ball, track, and tennis teams were honored. However, there was a ban- quet earlier in the year, sponsored by another group, at which time the football awards were made. With the annual May Fete comes the climax of the activities of Purple .Arqus for the year. Purple Arqus appreciates very much the able assist- ance of Mrs. Brandt, director of Women ' s ..Athletics, and Blue Key toward the success of this great event. .All ballots for May Queen, Student Prince and class representatives were distributed, counted, and kept secret by I ' urple .Arqus. The elected mem- bers for the ensuing year are tapped and formally rec ognized for member- ship on that day. .According to custom, the new mem- Ijers are entertained and formally ini- tiated into this secret organization at a breakfast given them by the re- tiring members. .At this occasion the little gold quiver of arrows is worn for the first time by these girls as a s inbol of their merits. Purple .Arqus is very proud of the accomplishment of a project which has for several years been in the thoughts and plans of this organiza- tion — the publishing of an .All-Wes- leyan song book. It is our hope that every student will have a song book of his own before the vear is gone. It has been a real thrill to the mem- bers of our group when we have seen these books used at |5ep rallies, chapel programs, and at fraternity and soror- ity sings. We feel sure that college spirit runs high when students know their songs and can sing together, " Weslevan forever 1 " The members of Purple .Arqus for lo.W-38 are: Ruth Lewis, president. .Alpha Gamma Delta ; Dolores Wull- brandt, secretary, Willard : Genelle Jenkins, treasurer, .Alpha Delta Theta : Lois Connor, Beta Phi .Mpha ; Id,i Price, Bleu Thonge. Those lapped for membership for 1938-39 are: Ruth Lomax, president, .Alpha Delta Theta. Zella Wagers, secretary. Pauline Hamilton, treasurer. Bleu Thonge. Marjorie Gravbill, . l])ha Gamma Delta. Madge Voung, Willard. Wilma Lyons, Bleu Thonge. Spi?in-c, 1938 15 PHI KAPPA PHI by OLIVER DE CARMO There are many honorary societies for special fields of study such as the social sciences and the physical sciences, physics, chemistry, and engi- neerinj;. l hi Kappa I ' hi differs from these societies in that its members are selected from all departments of study in the institution where a chap- ter is located. The upper ten percent of the senior class is eligible for election to Phi Kappa Phi, These new members are selected in two groups each year, one ! roup in the fall and the second in the spring. Each member upon initia- tion is qualified to wear the badge or key of the society. This is a flattened globe surrounded by the rays of the sun in eight groups, sig- nifying the equivalence of all branches of learning. The ra s represent the dissemination of truth when discov- ered. F ncircling the world is a band on which are the Greek letters. Phi Kappa Phi. This represents the bond of fraternity which encircles the earth and holds us all in brotherhood. The 49 chapters of Phi Kappa Phi are divided into six different provinces. The local chapter was organized on November 13, 1913. Of the charter members Dean F. A. . labaster and former Chancellor C. . . Fulmer are well known to most of us today. .■ n interesting characteristic of our own chapter is the fact that two of the officers have held their respective positions for more than twelve years. Dean Jensen has been treasurer since 1924. and Miss Hopper has been secretary since 1925. This year Miss Zazel Sloniger has been president, and Miss Ethel Hooth has been the Jour- nal correspondent. The Journal of I ' hi Kappa Phi is published quarterly and mailed to the members. Of annual significance is the Phi Kappa Phi banquet. Local member ' of Phi Kappa Phi alumni and su|3erior students from the lower classes are invited to attend as well as the current active chapter. Not only have the members of Phi Kappa Phi this year been out- standing in their scholastic achieve- ments, but they have been leaders in campus activities as well. Their cam- pus responsibilities are legion ; the Phi Kappa Phi ' ers are presidents of their organizations, laboratory assist- ants, and " Plainsmen Personalities, " they have been granted fellowships, assistantships, and excellent positions in the future. They will be missed, not only in the dusty archives of the library but at gay campus frolics and in their fraternitv houses. This year ' s membership in Phi Kappa Phi includes the following: STL DENT .MEMBERSHIP Olga Anderson La Verne Borg Oliver De Garmo Genelle Jenkins Ida Price .Aubrey .Stewart Mary Whitney F.ACiaTY MEMBERSHIP Dean F. A. .Alabaster G. A. Barringer P thel Langdon Bishop Ethel Booth E. Glenn Callen Rose B. Clark Neva Cocklin Guy B. Dolson Roy V. Deal Roy V. Ely F. M. Gregg Phoebe Mae Hopper J. M. Howie .A. y. Hunter J. C. Jensen Vesta Keeton Enid Aliller B. E. McProud C. J. Shirk Zazel Sloniger Pauline Slonecker Eleanor Swanson Leona Underkoffler 16 Plainsman PI GAMMA MU by MARY WHITNEV Are Vdu the tudellt who believes in ideals uf scholarship, scientific at- titude and method, and social service in the study of all social problems? II " you are, you need Pi Gamma jNIu and Pi Gamma Mu needs you. This society, national in scope, has Krown since its founding early in 1924 in Winlield, Kansas, to have 143 chapters. Our own Nebraska Wes- leyan University is the location of the " Xebra.ska .Mpha " chapter which was installed in I92(j. Other chapters in Nebraska are the following: Beta chapter at Hastings, Delta chapter at Wayne, and Gainma chapter at Peru. The national organization is divided into seven Regions. Each Region has a Chancellor and a Vice- Chancellor. . lpha chapter is located in the Central Region along with Kansas and .Missouri. Membership in Pi Gamma Mu is open to juniors and seniors, alumni, students doing graduate work, and in- structors who have attained fine schol- arship in the study of social sciences. Since 1926 more than two hundred students have become affiliated with Pi Gamma . Iu through the .Mpha chapter. The records indicate that representatives from this chapter are to be found scattered throughout all parts of our United States. Professor John E. Roberts of the Physical F lucation Department is the faculty member elected this school year. .Mpha chapter is happy to re- port that Dr. E. Glenn Callen, Head of the Department of Political Science and Sociology on our campus has re- centl ' been elected Chancellor of the Central Region of Pi Gamma i Iu. -■Mpha chapter is also proud to have Dr. Claude J. Shirk, Head of the Biology Department, in our midst as one of the original charter members. Dr. Shirk was chosen as a member at large. " Ve .shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free, " is the beautiful motto of Pi Gamma Mu. Blue and write are the organization colors. The key, which all members are proud to wear, depicts humanity in a torch relay race bringing the light of science for the solution of social unrest. The Greek name. Pi Gamma Mu, means " Students of Social Science. " Social Siiciue is published quarter- ly by the Social Science Publishing Company for the National Social Science Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu, as a professional journal devoted to the scientific study of all social problems and to popularization of scientific knowledge in regard to all social affairs. Tts editorial staff has members who are representative of the many social sciences, and in this fashion Social Science endeavors to make it possible for the collective find- ings of all the social sciences to bear upon the solution of all human prob- lems. Each article, poem, book re- view, or editorial published in the journal expresses not the opinion of the journal, but only that of the con- tributor, because Social Science is not devoted to the spreading of propa- ganda of an - sort, either for or against any sy.stem of thought or social order. . ny opinion e.xpressed in the journal may be answered in correspondence, and it will be printed if it is respect- ful. In brief the above is the State- ment of Purpose of Social Science. (Jur local chapter, .Mpha, is under the guidance of Dr- C. J. Shirk, Pres- ident, Miss Zazel Sloniger, Secretary- Trea.surer, and Dr. Roy J. V. Ely, Councilor. On our campus it is cus- tomary for Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Kappa Phi to hold joint meetings at regular intervals. The regular busi- ness is taken care of at this time, and in addition to that the chapter mem- bers have been enriched this school term by programs devoted to such subjects as music, education, unem- ployment service, and illustrated talks. The faculty members of Pi Gamma Mu are the following: E. . . . laba45ter B. E. McProud G. .v. Barringer John E. Roberts E. Glenn Callen John Rosentrater Mamie E. Corns C. J. Shirk R. V. Deal Zazel Sloniger Roy J. W. Ely Eleanor Swanson The student membership follows: Olga . ndersen Madge . xford Lae ' erne Borg Helen Cowley Carol Duncan Gertrude Enos Edna Farnsworth Pauline Hamilton Fred Haverland Olga Hitchcock Sylvia Holmstrom Homer Imes Genelle Jenkins Ruth Leach Ruth Lewis W ' ilma Lyon Chester Marshall David Mickey Del mar Nuetzman Ida Price Darrell Randall Raleigh Ripley Mary Whitney .M|)lia chapter is happy to welcome those into the Pi Gamma Mu organi- zation who have given evidence that they are eager to " know the truth, that the truth mav set ihem free. " Spring. 193S 17 PSI CHI by HAROLD AHRENDTS Psi rhi. national honorary fra ternity for psychology students, is an- other orijanization on the Wesleyan Campus that is doinsj its part toward the advancement of this science, as well as offering a stimulation both scholastirally and to some extent so- cially. Throuyliiiut the entire school year Psi Chi brings each month to the person interested in various fields of psychology some interesting program relative to psychology and its many fields. These programs vary all the w ' ay from motion pictures of brain surgery to proper methods in the art of personal interviews. Naturally Psi Chi has qualifica- tions to meet for membership the same as any other honorary organiza- tion and briefly they may be summed up by saying that each Psi Chi mem- ber must have completed at least 15 hours of work in the department of Psychology, and the quality of the work must rank in the upper third of the department. The membership of Psi Chi is divided into four groups : .Associate, Honorary, . ctive and . lumni. The minimum qualifications for active membership are that can- didates must fulfill the requirements of associate members. Candidates must either be engaged in. or have completed, some research problem, or must have completed or be registered for at least twelve hours of psy- chology. . nother very interesting feature of activity in the Department of Psy- chology is the organization known as the Ps3-chology Journal Club. This or- ganization is open to all students who do not wish to major or minor in psychology, but who have taken one or two courses with a grade of at least B. This organization presents current psychological problems for free discussion and offers a stimulant for the student with an interest in psychology. DR. GREGG In the last 18 years, the lecture engagements numbered 740, the mile- age traveled to these points has been 160,000 miles, and the different people reached has totaled 175,000. Dr. Gregg figures that he has to travel nearly a mile for every person he can get to listen to him talk once. His speeches range from talks in college chapels and high schools to religious institutes, teachers insti- tutes, parent-teacher meetings, wo- men ' s clubs, and church pulpits. . glimpse into his book of lecture out- lines shows that he is ready for almost any kind of speech within the range of his general fields. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE VE. R Prof. Parsons held an interview with various students for teaching positions, . rtificial set-ups were made to demonstrate the various types of interviews. The annual Psi Chi breakfast held at Dr. and Mrs. Gregg ' s the 5th of June is always of unusual interest and enjoyment. OFFICERS Sponsor Dr. V. M. Gregg President Samuel F. Reefer ' ice President ...Margaret Hobson Secv-Treasurer .Marv Whitnev PSI CHI MEMBERS Leach, Ruth Whitney, Mary Bond, Xve Cowley. Helen Van Steenberg, Richard Lyon, Wilma Keefer, Samuel . xford, Gordon Woods, Margaret Robertson, Marie Borg, LaV ' erne Hobson, Margaret Sharp, Charles Kicker, Richard . hrendts, Harold PSVCHOLCKiV JOURNAL CLUB Spaulding, Mary K. Hitchcock, Olga Mary Whitney, Patt. - Rabe, Bill Terrell, Olan Randall, Darrell Weber, Earl Lewis, Ruth Fulton, Ruthadel Benker, Marcel Morrell, Doug. Elizabeth F ' rench Randall, F ' dna Xuetznian, Delmar .A.vford, Marian Smith, Clarence Murphy, F-dwin Xeitzel, Rhoda Panzer. George Lamb, V ' erna Potts, Venus Stephenson. Rachel 18 Plainsman ALPHA GAMMA B ETA by MARVIN FEYERHERM There are a group of embryo scien- tists and engineers on the Nebraska W ' esleyan campus who have banded together under the name of Alpha Gamma Beta for the purpose of dis- cussing current topics and discoveries in the field of physical science. This organization, more commonly called the Physics Club, had its beginning before most of those of our generation were numbered among those present in the general populace. In 1908 a number of students interested in pho- tography organized the Wesleyan Camera Club for the purpose of shar- ing common interests in that field. This club functioned for several years until it became apparent that there was a need for an organization to cover more generally the physical sciences, . ccordingly, the year 1911 saw the organization of the Physics Club. Since that time the function of the organization has remained es- sentially the same, which according to its constitution is " to aid its members in studying modern prob- lems of physics. " In 1916 the Physics Club changed its more prosaic name into a mystic one in Greek letters. -Vccordingly we see in the pin worn by members today the three letters, .Vlpha Gamma Beta. Before being taken into active mem- bership, the elected group are tested on their knowledge of physics in a rather rigorous initiation. The active members recently conducted such an initiation of the neophytes. This year the older members of the organiza- tion assumed the role of dancing mas- ters and very willingly instructed the newly-elected in those very stimulat- ing dances known as the " electron stomp " and the ' high-frequency hula. " Even our supposedly more dignified senior victims, DeGarmo and Stew- art, showed but slight resistance to the more or less coercive instruction. However, some of the younger neo- phytes turned the already lively dance into one of the Indian war variety by the addition of hideous vocal ef- fects. We are sure that Caruthers, Miles, and Hamilton will be only too " lad to demonstrate. Following the brief period of initiation the new members signed the pledge of mem- bership. Examination of the signa- tures secured seems to indicate that the boys were in a state of high ner- vous tension. . series of jagged lines somewhat resembling Egyptian hiero- glyphics were finally concluded to be. by the process of elimination, the signature of one James Miles. Formal initiation was concluded in the meet- ing of May 17. During the past year the meetings have consisted generally of student, alumni, and guest speaker reports on topics related to applied physics. Par- ticipation by the student in making reports proves to be excellent practice for similar activity before advanced scientific groups after graduation. .■Mong with its general meetings, the organization has aided in other cam- pus activities. The photographic work on the Wesleyan picture post- cards which w ent out in large quanti- ties last Christmas was handled en- tirely by members of the club. The display of the physics department for visitors ' day was taken charge of by active and elected members of the club, . ccordingly, we proudly state that ours is one of the most active departmental organizations on the campus. The climax to the activities of the current year will be the dinner for alumni and active members to take place May 31. It may be safely ex- pected that this meeting of alumni of .-Mpha Gamma Beta will produce a new crop of yarns about the old days in the physics department and about the torments they used to heap upon their initiates. Frequent cor- respondence from our alumni keeps us constantly reminded of that large number who have succeeded so well in the field of physics and related activi- ties. Thus it is with real pride that we look over the minutes of meetings of years past and see there the names of many, then students, who have taken prominent places in the field of science. Officers for the first semester were Gerald Carne, president : Marvin Mag- nuson, vice-president: and Marvin Feyerherm, secretary-treasurer. The second semester brought about the election of Rex McXickle, president ; Marvin Feyerherm, vice-president; and Martin Brasch, secretary-treas- urer. Ever since its organization the club has been under the capable sponsor- ship of Professor Jensen. Its present active membership consists of the following old members. Robert Beebe Martin Brasch Gerald Carne Leonard Cole Marvin Feverherm Gerald Hicks .Arthur Hosick Marvin Magnuson Rex :McXickle Stanley Neil Raleigh Ripley Oliver Schock Eugene Shipley (Continued on page 34) Spring, 1938 19 THETA ALPHA PHI Mi ' iikiml ' s of road show iiKuimirate season ■ Tdrcliliearers " givi ' ii liir linmecomiiif; farads. .Mar {aret Servine plays Am (iflkious matron lilfwfielti and Xuelznian Art- cast as the Ritters. liiainard antl Lomax And K. Xye and Rabe Are amateur pla ers In amateur show. Sweeney, the weeper Taylor, the fiiKK ' er While brother Bayard As llunkie is seen Thomson as Jennie Shipley as sta e hand Are all in the cast Of the initial show. . fantasy charming Took place in November With Connor and Frohardt As husband and wife " Mrs. Moonli.ght " by Levy Had Thomson and Taylor Cast with McDaniel In trianf ular style Bill Rabe as Peter And Scotch servant. Mason Completed the cast Of show number two. A turn to the classics For drama by Ibsen " Hedda Gabler " was cast A ith Deane in the lead -Mickey, her husband .V scholar profound . nd Rabe, the artist With drink as his doom judye Hrack, played by Nye ■And Elvsted by Sweeney L. Frew and M. Ekwall Completed the cast. The Drama Review was A nightmare to work on . nd such a relief ' hen it finally was through The " .Attic " saw scenes by DELMAR NUETZMAN From " The Octoroon " " Importance of Krnest " " Hairy . pe. " " .Sniilin ' Thru " " Hedda (jabler, " and " Sun-Up " . nd scenes from the road show. To represent decades In passinfj review, " Hrief Candle " had Jensen And Nuetzman together With Wagers enacting . character role, dene Shipley was Klatz Providing much fun .And P ' rohardt the admiral Blustering around Potts as the maid McDaniel, the butler Their best efforts lent To success of the play. .At the end of the season ,A drama by Kelly " Craig ' s Wife, " was selected To finish the year. Sweeney and Frohardt Were paired as the Craig ' s Assisted by Jensen •And Hobson and Knight Williamson played A servant and Nye .Appeared as a suitor With Thomson, a neighbor .And Schmieding and Mickey . nd Richardson too Together combining Their efforts to make .A climax successful — .A year to remember. Initiates eleven To TAP at the banquet Climax a season Successful all through Rabe and Lyon And Thomson and Deane Connor and Lomax Blewfield and Zamzow And Aoung. Knight, and James Will work for the drama The art of the drama .At Weslevan next year. 20 Pr.AINSMAN ' PI KAPPA DELTA by E JUNE STALLBORiS (Mellerdrama. rank aiifl open.) CAST Dnc Miss Miller Sleepy Anderson Boppo Stewart Sneez ' y Walker Gash Stallboris Happy Bliss Senator Randall (Irumpy Bowman Xovircs Xuetzman, Delmar Crofi, Al Nicholas, Richard Tipton, James Kelly. Harland Inaclivr Mcnihrrs Bartley, Ernest Sweeney, Elaine Feyerherm, Marvin Waldo. Harvey TIME Anytime PLACE . nyplace ACTION ' _ (Oh. boy!) (Doc and (lash sittinji at a Har- kert ' s counter, waitinji for food, with Happy between them.) HAPPY. Ho hum! (Happy gets up and walks over to talk to Sneezy. Boppo, not noticing that Happy had moved and that a stranger had taken his place, walks up. Doc ' s and Cash s efforts to stop him notwithstanding, daintily tips the man ' s hat over his head, balances it smartly upon his nose, and gives him a terrific bopl) BOPPO. Bop ! Happy, now, Happy .• ' STR.VXGER. (turning around, blushing furiously.) Pardon me? BOPPO. (Also blushing furiously.) Oh, my goodness! (Deleted.) .SCENE n (Coming back from Saint Paul, 7:15 a. ni. Itch Pierce Baker, I ' , turning in middle of road and starting to go over on side.) (Ed. note. Later it was discovered that Itch Pierce had been brought out of wrong side of garage in his infancy. Mistake onlx- then being rectified.) STITCH ' i ' . (Calm, level voice.) Well, folks, we ' re going over! CHORUS. Roll over, roll over! ■And in the shuffle he got his neck broke, roll over, roll over ! (Later, in doctor ' s office. Doc with broken clavicle, Kelly with stitch es in head, Stallboris with gash on arm, Stewart with bad ankle.) DOCTOR. (In process of investi- gating Stitchy ' s head.) I ' m afraid Spring, 1938 I ' m going to have to have a lilt help here. (iRUMPY. Stitchy, say " .AH ' , the doctor can get his hand out o your mouth ! SCENE III (State tourney at Kearney. Stitch picturesquely arrayed in flowing tur bans covering most of his curly lock... Doc ' s black dress wth one white sleev;- and a white eye pad, Boppo hobblini; on cane to convince judges of hi- need for svnipath - and understand- ing.) SPEAKER FRO.M CHADRON. (.Approaching Happy.) Why are they wearing all those bandages? Is this just a gag to get attention, or were ' ou really hurt in a wreck! ' ' HAPPY. (Leaning back on heels.) Oh, no! They just haven ' t any clothes, and they wear those bandages to hide the bare spots! .SCENE IV (Pearly in season. Down by Sain; Louis. Itch Pierce under Dr. Talley -■ guidance. Only five in car. so stopped to pick up hitchhiker.) D. TALLEY. Get in. HITCH HIKER : I ' m a hitch hiker. 1). T.VLLEY. Well, get in! HITCH HIKER. Hut I ' m a hitch hiker! D. T.VLLEY. My gosh! He thinks this is a bus and he ' ll have to pay ! SCENE V (.Any resfaurant where malted milk, are served. .Anybody ' s malted milk. Or coffee. Or just water.) (Ed. ' s note: Itch is a silly looking soapstone monkey that Grumpy car- ries for good luck. It is given a bath every meal, usually in Doc ' s coffee. They swear by it.) HAPPY. Oh, Bowman! In her perfectly good malted milk ! SLEEPY. Come on, regular action nf procedure. Waitress! WAITRESS. Is there somethini; wrong? SLEEPY. Will you please explain how such a thing could have gotten into food that you serve to your cus- tomers ? WAITRESS. (Much flustered.) I ' m sorry, miss. I flon ' t understand it. I ' ll get you another malted. SLEEPY. Don ' t bother. I ' ll drink it anyway. He was pretty clean. CHORUS. UGH! CURTAIN This forensic year has been a hectic one. Left with two seniors, two (Continued on page 34) CROWNED HEADS AND GLORY by WARREN JOHNSTON r It was Friday evening, April 22, and in a beautifully deco- rated gymnasium on the Ne- braska Wesleyan University campus the annual Big Snob- Old Grouch party, sponsored by the Yellers of the Brown and Blue Key, was taking place. Ten-minute numbers from each social organization were presented in a program spon- sored by Blue Key. Following this section of the evening ' s entertainment, the most pop- ular girl and boy on the cam- pus appeared amid traditional splendor. Dorothy Morton and Oliver DeGarmo were recognized as Wesleyan ' s Big Snob and Old Grouch for 1938. Students breathed more easily, the suspense was over, and in a gym decorated in spring-like fashion, dancers in organdy and lace formal frocks mingled with others in light springy apparel to spend an evening swaying to the flowing strains of an orchestra. Trumpets sounded beneath a cloudy sky, and as scattered drops of silver fell on the dark green ivy which clings to Old Main, Eleanor Norval, on 22 Plainsman the arm of her student prince, Raleigh Ripley, emerged from the building ' s arched south en- trance to be crowned Queen of May. The daisy chain of girls was first to appear, and then two pages, Sylvia Magnuson and Aileen Kinyon, heralded the arrival of the procession. Members of Purple A r q u s and Blue Key and small flower girls preceded the queer}. Two small boys acted as train bear- ers, and representatives from each class attended her. After the procession reached the platform, Oliver DeGarmo, president of Blue Key, placed the crown on the head of the queen; Ruth Lewis, president of Purple Arqus, presented the prince with his sceptre. In honor of the queen and prince, 1 Maypole Dance was enacted, groups of girls sang their sorority songs, and the school orchestra played. A main feature of the pro- gram was the tapping of new members for Purple Arqus and Blue Key. Old members min- gled with the encircling audi- ence and tapped new members for their groups. Spring, 19.5S 23 TOP by SALLY Lois Connor Beautifully she does things: play ins her violin in the Lincoln Sym- phony orchestra, leadinj; Ihe string quintet, takini; the title role in the play " Mrs. Moonlight " , and repre- senting; her sorority, Kcta I ' hi Alpha, in Purple Arqus. .And beautiful sh- is to have her picture taken for the cover of the Plainsman magazine. Dki.ORES V LI. I BRANDT It is fitting that the ,s;iii who typi- fies the ideal senior girl in her sorority should be a W ' esleyan Top-Xotcher. I ' Vom Exeter came the ' illard ' s Ma ' Queen, and to Henkelman she will g.-i next year to teach shorthand heiro- glyphics to high school cherubs. Ruth Lewis Ever cool, calm and collected, Ruthie capably discharges the execu- tive duties of the presidency of Purple .Arqus and of the Y. V. C. A., and as vice-president of the College Coun- cil and of her social sorority. Alpha Gamma IJelta. HlIEX MiNICK The .Alpha Gam ' s friendly president centers her activities in the music department. .She is the director of the Wesleyan Girl ' s Glee Club, soloist in productions of the chorus, accompanist for other operatic neophytes, and singer in " Pop ' s " choir. .Margaret Jensen The editor ' s enthusiasms are variable — ofti- ciating as president of Theta .Alpha Phi, or serv- ing delightful lunches in the Plainsman office; reading Cradle Soni for her speech recital, or weaving a blanket ; directing Junior High dra- matic productions, writing poetry, or drinking cokes — but her ch.irming enthusiasm is invari- able. 24 Plainsman NOTCHERS DEANE Dell Hedges Wesleyan ' s All-Conference football star and mainstay of our championship basketball team will teach his brand of football and basketball tactics to the lads of Chappell hifjh school next year. Dell has been a popular Crescent, and is a member of the senior men ' s honorary, Blue Kev. Aubrey Stkwart Bob is another of Professor Durnam ' s bril- liant chemists who has been awarded a fellow- ship at Cornell university. Although his great- est achievements are scholastic, he is an all- round Top-Xotcher because of his two years as cheer leader, his tennis playing, and his re- cent engagement to Dort lorton. Oliver DeG.armo Four years of brilliant work in the chemistry department have been re- warded by a $500 fellowship at the Cniversity of Nebraska. . nd four years of quiet, unassuming campus leadership have been rewarded b ' membership in Blue Key, presidency of Phi Kappa Tau, election as " Old Grouch " , and twice a Top-Xotcher. Delmar Xuetzman He becomes the first orator ever to win two national titles in one year and returns to the campus to " sink into the obscurity " of beini; editor of the Wcslryaii, president of the College Council, member of Theta .Mpha Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Kappa Delta, and Psi Chi, reader for the glee club, and honor student. Walter Fosbury He contributes his fi ' .V and a pleas- ing baritone to keep up the standards of the " Twenty-Five Feet of Har- mony " . The Delt ' s president is a veteran of four years of glee clubbing, three years as a member of the quar- tet. " Fozzy ' s " Wesleyan career was climaxed by his election as senior class president this fall. Spring, 19. 8 23 PLAINSMEN ' S PLAINSMEN OlGA M AKV HlTrHCOCK Sweel is the wiird for her — she whom we have elected ihe Ideal Wes- levan girl. For four years she has wended her wa ' o ' er the lea from her Havelock home for Wesleyan via the Alpha Delta Theta house where she was president during her junior year. Faithfully and well she served the Y. W. C. A. cabinet for three years. She has smiled her charming smile at meet- ings of the Panhellenic Council where she presides. Pi (jamnia Mu, and the Psychology Journal Club. Her sweetest smile is reserved for her Phi Gam friend from State U, Ed Ewert. Harolb . ' hfendts .As an orator, he won fust in the state and third in the .National; as a psychologist, he has been department assistant for two years: as B. M. O. C, he is a member of Blue Key, Plainsman Players, Vellers of the Brown, College Council, Pi Kappa Delta, Plainsman staff. Inter-fraternity Council, Y. M. C. A., and the social fraternity. Delta Omega Phi. Ho is versatile, our Ideal Plains- man — versatile, democratic, and inviolablv coulcous. 26 Plainsman O i ci Mary !i ( Inock Lincoln Harold Ahmidls Orleans SENIOR SUPERIORITY l-y CAROL DLINCAN We are seniors What a glorious sound that is to us Four years at Wesleyan have been ones which shall live on for many years within our most treasured memoriss. The senior class of 1938 no doubt appeared upon the Wesleyan scene four years ago as unworldly as any. Yet. we brought new hope, for ours was the largest freshman class in many years in fact, we seemed to be the herald of that very e ' usive thing called prosperity. Everyone l .nows well the trials of the first few weeks when the actives of the various fratern ties and sororities have you so bu It up that you wonder why no one e ' se has ever understood your full worth. However, the bliss is not long last ng. If the deflation has not occurred before, it does so in a very definite way along about the close of the first semester These especially designed ego-deflaters are more com- monly known as final examinations. Somehow the first year passed, despite the many times that life seemed hopeless Then we were sophomores. Why didn ' t those seats on the north side of the chapel seem any more comfortable ' ' Fortunately, however, the posts were as convenient to sleep behind. Or should I have mentioned it ' Perhaps this sleeping is a professional secret. The most fun, though, was lording it over the newcomers and swaggering about as if we had taken over the school for personal management. Toward the end of the year some degree of humility had returned to us. Friendships began to take on a deeper meaning, and Wesleyan had thoroughly be- come a part of each of our individual lives. When one comes to such r ealizations, life is wonderful. And so with such a spirit we as juniors returned to the campus in September. 1936. A junior is sup posed to hold a very enviable place, an upper class- man, but not facing graduation Our class wa= smaller than in the previous years, and it did not especially please us to sit in the back of the middle section in chapel. All that counted was that we were back in school again. It is a funny thing that one can really be happy about studying, but that ' s what happens. Of course by now romance had loomed with a capital " R " . Need we mention names? This year they ' re all engaged For permanent record here are some of the things we have done I wonder what the quartets will do next year without Fosbury, Swan, and Paulson And how about the string ensemble, when Lois Con- nor leaves? I ' m sure everyone will miss her fiddling. Of course it ' s a foregone conclusion that the operas hereafter will suffer a d st net slump in quality with- out the prima donnas Minnick and Atwood In case you are in tears over the prospect, an athletic review should serve to pep you up. Art Barrett led the basketball team to championship and Menke headed a fine football team. Dell Hedges has been an all-around good athlete, but we ' re es- pecially proud of him in basketball We have had our share of orators and debaters. Randall, Ahrendts. and Blss have worn out many fists convincing judges of their ability. Might I add that they are pretty successful at it, too ' Elected to Phi Kappa Phi this year were La Verne Borg, De Carmo, Stewart. Cenelle Jenkins, Ida Price, and Mary Whitney. We feel that they are all the more notable because they have assumed their share of extra-curricular activities and are really swell. In the same serious ve n we m ' -ntion " Brothers " Keefer. Smith. Haverland. and Springer who have chosen for their life-work bringing sheep into the fold Then there ' s Dort. " Pete " , and Dolores, and OlgJ Mary ; oh, what ' s the use ' If we ' d start, we couldn ' t stop short of mentioning everyone in the class and saying something nice about him. So here we are seniors ' It ' s a wonderful feeling. Try It some time. We ' ll say goodbye now until the reunion of 1988 when we ' ll be back with canes on. 28 I ' l.M.NSMAN Harold Ahrendts. Orleans. Delta Omega Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Blue Key, Oxford Fellowship, Plainsman Players, Plainsman Staff, Inter-frat Coun- cil, College Council, Pep Club. Raedith Atwood, CarletoM, Alpha Gamma Delta, W. A, A., Chorus, String Ensemble. Olca Anderson , Mad.son, Phi Kappa Phi, Y. W. C. A. Madge Axford. Lincoln, Student Christian Fellowship. •»- ' Arthur Barrett, Lincoln, Blue Key, Basketball Captain. Jessie Ruth Bessire, Grand Jnnct.on. Colo., Alpha Gamma Delta, Band, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A. James Bliss. Adeline, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Delta, Debate, Y. M. C. A. LaVerne Borc, Lindsay, Bleu Thonge, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Gamma Mu. Psychology Journal Club, Y. W. C, A. Cabinet. Stewart Catlett, Nickerson, Bleu Thuiige, Y. M. C. A. ,-ii ct -tjl " QL-hJHI of ' Leonard Cole, Lincoln, Phi Kappa Tau, Alpha Gamma Beta, Plainsman staff. .Hf - i Dorothy Conlee, Cook, Girls ' Glee Club, Band, Chorus, Y. W. C. A., String Ensemble. Lois Connor, Gretna, Beta Phi Alpha, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, String Ensemble, Purple Arqus. Helen Cowley, Lincoln, Bleu Thonge, Pi Gamma Mu, Psi Chi, Psychology Journal Club. Student Christian Fellowship. Nebraska Conference for Social Work, Y. W. C. A. Alice Craven, Excler, Willard, Y. W, C. A. Harold Davis, Holdrege, Phi Kappa Tau. String Ensemble. Oliver DeGarmo, Treiiloii, Phi Kappa Tau, Inter-frat Council, Phi Kappa Phi, Blue Key. Spring. 193S 2y Roger DjiOWN. Sewnnl. Thcia Alplia Phi. Plainsman Players, Blue Key. Carol Duncan. Lincohi. Pi Gamma Mu, Y. W. C. A. Cabinet. Plains- man staff. Ruth Emmert. Ccvtrnl C.ty. Beta Phi Alpha, Edna Farsworth. lAuculn. Pi Gantnia Mu. Walter Fo.srury. darks. Delta Omega Phi, Quartet. Glee Club, Chorus, Senior class president. Fred Haverland, Greenwood, Student Christian Fellowship. Student Pastor. International Relations Club. Pi Gamma Mu. ii ' «« Dell Hedges. Roca, Crescent. Blue Key. Football. Basketball. Olga Mary Hitchcock. Lincoln. Alpha Delta Theta. Pi Gamma Mu. Y. W. C. A, Cabinet. Margaret Hobson, Torrington, Wyo., Alpha Gamma Delta, Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Psychology Journal Club, Pi Gamma Mu. Nebraska Conference for Social Work. Genelle Jenkins, Liiicohi, Alpha Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Plainsman Players. Plainsman staff. Purple Arqus. Pep Club, Y. W. C. A, Margaret Jensen, Lincohi. Alpha Delta Theta. Theta Alpha Phi, Plainsman Players, Plainsman Editor. Don Johnson, Shelby, Delta Omega Phi, Alpha Gamma Beta. Samuel Keeper. Papillion. Delta Omega Phi, Student Christian Fellowship, Psi Chi, Glee Club. Ruby Lake. Elm Creek. W. A. A.. Y, W. C. A. Ruth Lewis. L.iicoln, Alpha Gamma Delta. Purple Arqus president. Y. W. C. A. president, College Council. Rex McNickle. Farnani. Delta Omega Phi. Alpha Gamma Beta. Y. M. C. A. 30 Pl.MNSM. N . 1 Jarvis MacDowell. Atkinson, Delta Omega Phi, Theta Alpha Phi, Plains- man Players, Student Christian Fellowship, Y. M. C. A. Chester Marshall, Elm Creek, Phi Kappa Tau, Blue Key, Plainsman business manager. LuciLE Matthews. Hampton, Beta Phi Alpha. Pep Club. Henry Menke. Beatrice, Phi Kappa Tau. Football Captain, Track. John Miller, McCook. Phi Kappa Tau, Football. Helen Minick, Crawjord, Alpha Gamma Delta. Girls ' Glee Club Director, Chorus. Y. W. C. A. Dorothy Morton. Bcalr.ce. Alpha Delta Theta. W. A. A., Y. W. C. A. Eleanor Norval, Maquon, III., Alpha Gamma Delta, Y. W. C. A., Chorus. Roland Nye, Lincoln, Student Christian Fellowship, Student Pastor, Y. M. C. A. Wayne Palmer, Fariiam. Crescent. Alpha Gamma Beta. Leonard Paulson, McCuok. Phi Kappa Tau, Glee Club, Quartet, Y. M. C. A.. Chorus. Ida Price, Hooper, Bleu Thonge, Purple Arqus, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Gamma Beta, Y. W. C. A., W. A. A. president. Pi Gamma Mu. Darrell Randall, Omaha. Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Delta, Blue Key, Ora- tory. Y. M. C- A. president. Plainsman staff. Psychology Journal Club. Daniel Richardson. Crab On-hard, Bleu Thonge, Plainsman Players. ■ " 1 l ,V - " , ' ■■■ .J ' Geraldine Rising, Yuma, Colo.. Alpha Delta Theta, String Ensemble, Chorus, Y. W. C. A. Norman Schreiner. Unadilin. Delta Omega Phi. Spring, 1938 31 O ( Clarence Smith, Lincoln. Student Pastor, Student Christian Fellowship, Psi Chi Ray Steele, Billings, AIouI., Phi Kappa Tau. AuuREY Stewart, Fuirmont. Phi Kappii Tau, Alpha Gamma Beta, Blue Key, Plii Kappa Phi, Tennis, Y. M. C. A. Russell Sticknev, Liiirolii, Crescent. Fred Swan, Osmond. Phi Kappa Tau. Quartet, Glee Club, Band, Chorus Merlin Vanderwace, Firlli. C r r i ty- ' h fk ' J -f. .T B 1 , ' ■ Mixvro W iRY, Virain , Delta- Omega Phi. J ' ARL Weber, Murdoik. Delta Omega Phi, Student Christian Fellowship, Student Pastor, Band. WiLMA Weber, Sutton. Bleu Thonge, Band, Chorus, Girls ' Glee Club. Marguerite Weigand, Freniont, Beta Phi Alpha. Charles Whitnell, Trentoti, Mo.. Delta Omega Phi. Mary Whitney, Lincoln. Beta Phi Alpha. Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi, Norma Wolff, Winside, Bleu Thonge. Margaret Woods. L.iitulii, Bleu Thonge, Psychology Journal Club, Psi Chi. Delores Wullbrandt, Exeter. WiUard, Purple Arqus, Pep Club, Panhellenic Council, Plainsman Players, Plainsman staff. Evelyn Youngquist, Holdrege. Alpha Delta Theta, Pep Club. 32 Keeplni Up With The Co-ed by SALLY DEANE From Co-ed ' s Scrapbnok: I don ' t smoke and I don ' t bet I don ' t swear and I don ' t pet. I don ' t. I have never kissed a girl — not one. In fact, I don ' t know how it ' s done. ' ' oii may think I don ' t ha ' e much fun. I don ' t. Of course it ' s just all in the way Co-ed looks at thing.s — maybe she ' s wrong. Co-ed used to argue the question " Marriage vs. Careers " in femnie ses- sions with her sorority sisters. The question is all settled now. .She ' s going with a Phi Tau. . _ - In journalism class, Co-ed was read- ing proof on the obituary column. " He who now lives with God formerly resided at 0000 Adams street, ' ' she read. " This should go in the change of address column, " Co-ed reported to the managing editor. Spring, 1938 33 so VKAK.s Ai;0 (ContiruK ' d from pujje 5) question ;l he sotiielinies does: " Old- timer: What in heck did you have in that primeval [XTiod about which you were requested to write? " Son, we did not have intellij ence tests, men- tal measurements, psycholoijy. per si sociolo ;y, home economics, and I ' irst aid. Our etiu de vie was another brand. Our intellectual spinach was Latin. Our daily pabulum was en- riched with tJreek. romance lanjiuage., history, rhetoric, philosophy, ethics, Butler ' s Analogy oj Revealed Relig- ion, mathematics, astronomy, and physics. Our spiritual nutriment was derived from biblical literature, the drama of Shakespeare, the ix)etry of Milton. Wordsworth, and Browning. The essays of Kmerson. Rustin. Car- lyle. and . rnold had not been laid away. .Meredith. Thomas Hardy. Kip- ling, and Joseph fonrad were begin- ning to outdistance Thackeray, Dick- ens. George Kliot. and Stevenson in student taste for fiction. In the class- ics we had, at least, a bowing ac- quaintance with Caesar, Cicero, Ver- gil. Tacitus. Horace. Livy. Homer, and the Xew Testament in Greek and Latin. Our literary societies, ora- torical contests, and debates furnished ideal social companionship and in- tellectual stimuli. We had our stu- dent bickerings, our student joys and sorrows. We make no boast that our days were better than the student days of those who have followed us. We do not try to live in the past. Our e es are upon the future. Let the climax of our story be : " Come let us raise our voices In one triumhant strain To praise our . lma Mater Her glories tell again. Her emblem is the Sunflower That o ' er the land abounds. Vou can ' t forget her colors They ' re the Yellow and the Brown. " . LPH. GAM L BETA (Continued from page 19) Election to membership requires a grade of . or B in at least five hours of physics. Following the comp ilation of the first semester grades, the following were elected and subsequently ini- tiated into active membership. ' Eldon Brown Marion Caruthers Ralph Clary Xeil Davis Oliver De Garmo Dwight Hamilton Dale Magnuson James Miles Ellis Schiichtemeier Robert Schiichtemeier Aubrey Stewart 34 The years to come will see an ever- increasing number of members, and a rapidly growing group of successful alumni. Thus backed with concrete evidence of its worth, we of . lpha Gamma Beta are proud of our or- ganization. PI GAMxMA DELTA (Continued on page 21) juniors and the rest of the squad freshmen and sophomores, and faced with the departure of the regular de- bate coach. Miss Miller in spite of serious injuries and regular teaching duties, still managed to pull her squad through to a successful close. Throughout the year we have gone to St. Paul, Minn.: Winfield, Kans. ■ Kearney : on a four state tour ; Moor- head. Minn. : Topeka. Kans.. and to Chicago. , s for our future, we hope that ne.xt year will not be quite so excit- ing — but just as much work and fun. + — Childcrs Cleaners Expert Cleaners 2730 North 48th - M 1 490 4- C. E. GREEN + F urnace Plumb ing Air C onditioning M- 2800 2819 No. 48fh + I + t — I L. M. Thomas Son } HARDWARE - fAINTS TINSHOP - FURNACES 2739 Norfh 48th M-2363 Hart Variety Store All Kinds of Gifts Straw Hats 2713 North 48th ( onyratulations! ! SENIORS OF 1938 I • The study and toil and the j midnight oil ! The larks and the pranks and I the fun j Will now soon be a memory Of school days that are done j May happiness and cheer j Be yours, and, too. may dreams ; come true • Tell your friends the gifts you [ would like I WESLEYAN MEMORY BOOKS. PILLOWS, PENNANTS. RINGS. PINS, STATIONERY AND BOOKS are on sale at WESLEYANN COLLEGE BOOKSHOPP Miss Hannah Jensen. Prop. M-1560 Burlington Bus Tickets, Coast to Coast . + WESLEYAN SHOE REPAIR PHILLIP IIRKA. Prop. YOUR BUSINESS APPRECIATED 4. .. — ._._.._.._.._„_„_ ... , E. L. LADNER PLUMBING, HEATING SHEET METAL Phone M-2478 2723 No. 48th St. - + I i C. KANZLER EXPERT SHOE REPAIR 2802 North 48th •t 1 I -I 1 R CROOK. M. D. I C, E CROOK. M. D C D. CROOK, M. D. CROOK CLINIC PHYSICIANS b SURGEONS Office 4825 St. Paul Ave. Phone M-2235 Plainsman ■- f ll ltM ' . UST LOOKINC- -- THANKS by SALLY DEANE It is said that a woman plans the places she will go according to the clothes she can wear there. A woman would this year have a very difficult time decid ing where to go vacationing. She may have play suits of any description to meet any vacation requirement. Gold ' s feature them in three piece styles of printed pique, those at Rudges are colored linen, and Miller and Paine ' s have Hawaiian playsuits, startling in color and clever in design. .She just can ' t choose the mountains for the summer because this year ' s bathing suits are irresistible. The newest colors are coral, aqua, and saffron and the leading materials are lastex and satin. She is tempted to stay at home, because she has a passionate desire to wear one of the smart new house- coats of paisley print over candy striped linen. She could be happy in a city wearing the cool black and white ensembles that Hovland-Swanson feature in their windows. She might choose from these a jacket frock of black sheer with crisp accents of white pique and the cart wheel brimmed black straw hat. She needs an opportunity to wear the Drindle dresses. There is one, embroidery trimmed, of salmon pink linen that can ' t be left out of her summer wardrobe and another of green and white dotted swiss organdy that is another " must. " City shoes for the summer are smart— like in much abbreviated black patent sandals, but the colored Keriettes and saddle shoes offer an incentive for an active summer. Personally, I ' m glad I ' m living in Podunk this summer— I ' d have an awful time choosing a vacation wardrobe, I can tell. Spring, 1938 . 5 In 1892 the Wesleyan annual was the Sunflower. Dr. Stuff, guest editor for our spring issue says that if it had been within his prerogative to dedicate that ' 92 Sunflower, he would with- out hesitation have made the dedication to Dr. Anderson Wight- man. " Dr. Wightman, " he says, " was my professor of Latin language and literature; he was a great inspiration to me. " Next Wednesday sixty-nine seniors will march in academic procession from the portals of the campus church, beneath a stone arch damp with long spring rains, and will enter White Memorial chapel for the last time as undergraduates. For four years, we seniors have felt the pressure of faculty guidance — professors scholarly, professors formal and severe, professors friendly and inspirational, have motivated us in this, our quest for knowledge. Every senior knows some faculty member who is to him what Anderson Wightman is to Dr. Stuff. Every senior, then, is hereby granted the privilege of dedicating his own ' 38 Plainsman. Mine is a personal dedication to Frances Goodhue Loder. To vivid, challenging, lovely Frances Goodhue Loder who is truly my " inspiration " , I make this, my own dedication. Your Plainsman is yours to dedicate. — the editor Plainsman Every Fat i li ty for F.very I ' inutiori Hotel Lincoln THE CAPITAL CITY ' S HOST FOR EVERY OCCASION IDEAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PARTIES. TEAS. DINNERS. DANCES CONVENTIONS — + + You ' ll Always Be A Leader If Yi our Clothes are Cleaned and Re-shaped by Us CDn0 1 HATTERS • DYERS • LAUNDERERS j 1st Doo r West of P. 0. • Save by Cash Cr Carry T f ' — • — • ■ — • — ■ — •• — •• — ' • — •• — .f. Drs. Taylor Taylor PHYSICIANS SURGEONS Dr. Gerald L. Butler DENTIST OFFICES: 4728 St, Paul Ave. Phone M-2257 i + + 1 125 O Street SAY IT WITH PICTURES H Y COX STUDIO B 1988 I 38 Plainsman Post-Grad Reunions Three Outstanding Restaurants • COFFEE SHOP • PASTRY SHOP • GEORGIAN ROOM . . . are always more enjoyable if Hotel Cornhusker is your host. Plan visits with college friends, and Homecoming weekends at this famous hostelry. y. . - HOST TO THE MOST _1_| . IN LINCOLN Under Schlmmel Direction We Look Up to Those Who Graduate— We Look Forward to Seeing You All in the Fall MAYO DRUG CO 7 ' c Drug Stuff uii the Curmr 2 700 North 48th M2000 YOUR needs are OUR affair J OR S8 years we ' ve catered to the young people of this community . . . and it has been jun. miLLER i PATHE SpklNG, IViS 39 ' -MA ' llt(i NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY IJiicdhi . jY 7) 7(.s7,y; CHANCELLOR Harry Lee Upperman The foundation by Methodists of a great C ' hristian educational institution in Nebras- ka is this year being celebrated at the (iolden Jubilee Anniversary of Nebraska VVesleyan University, [ " or fifty years her Faculty of splendidly trained men and women has guided many thousands of students. Her graduates have acquired professional and academic skills, motivated and directed by Christian idealism. Her students find that same strong character-building environment, inspired by Faculty mem- bers keenly alive to world affairs of today. Well planned courses in all divisions, plus balanced extra-curricular activities of all-university scope, enjoyed through friendly group participation, afford each student abundant opportunity for personality development Interest in achieving the abundant life for students is evidenced not only by Christian service organizations, but by Cham- pionship ratings this year in state, national, and conference tournaments in athletics and forensics, and in .science fellowships. Glee Club tours, and kindred attainments. Nebraska Wesleyan University begins her next fifty years of progress in September. Picture bulletins, catalogs, and other information will be sent on request. Zazel Sloniger, Registrar NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY BULLETIN CATALOG SUMMARY |tlOl.(Mi I. Ci ' iitrnl I •J. FMtl of noliiUT I :i. Niitiin ' stuijy •L Ecology :.. IMiinl I I ' liyHloltitfj- I «. lIlHtory of tlio I Kit nil I ' . St ' inliiiir rnyHioi.-HyB: ' " ' j S. nnclcrluIoKy | II. IIiiiUDU IMiys. . lu. t:iMi. IIyKl» ' n ' II. Social nyjri ' ' np| r_ ' . IIouii- NnrsiuL ' i %:i. Atitiiiuuy- orjmnoloiry 14. AclvnnctMl | rhysloloRy i ' k StMiilnar 1«. Lai " . Tccliiilc •tiiluicy 17 Mnritliulok ' V S . (IflUTIlI I li. iitlvaiu-L ' tl IS. AnlniiilKi-ulo yl I ' .i. I ' li ' tii ' i ifx and j niKSIISTRV I. Inortiiinlc | L ' . gtial. Aiinl. :t. Or aiih ' ' -I. i iiiiil. Anal. Ti. Or;;, guill. «. Ora;. I ' n ' p. 7. IMiyslcftl II II. I l» S. Al . Iiiir... Ii Kc. I ' riiii-iplfs of I ' crnoiiiil Kc. V.r. I ' rt ' bh ' ins Mniirv Itaiiian;: I ' ahlii- Kinaiif ' l " raiisi nrl;ilii ii Kr. Hlsl, , rcinnitinu liiis. Or-anl-Asi- tloii anil Maiiai: MiuMiI Itiis. Kiiuiiici? Siatlsfl.-nl Mi ' llioi) lusnram-f Bus. Law Markotiiitf Advert isinK- St-lliiii. ' Credit ami Cnllcftinii-; ' I ' yiu ' wriiin:: i;». Slmrlliauil (.i ' :u . iiiul (iKoi.. IIISTOIt l.lltit it I ' llll.. iiml ■M. Una. I ' :ii;.-llsl 1. IIuill;ili (JcoK. 1. Siirvi-.v Moil. MKTIIOI»S IIKI.. Kl . i:n ;i.isii ■J. (;.■.■«. " f Nchr. l ' :uro(ii ' 1:m! )- 1. la.- iif 11k- 1. lulrniluclloil .-!. Cinis.TViUiii u l.lhrary ■J. LoKlc 1. Ci.iupnsillilll iiuil I, mill 2. AmiTicaii IIi«l. ■■t. Kllilcs I ;|U(I II rniizution :t. Aiii-li-nt Illst. MATHEMATICS 4. nist. Andcnl I lUlli II •J. l.ltiTflliirf 4. rii.v.slcal Gvo . 4. Mcilii-val ami MoUk-yjil ' i. OCMii-. of l.iilln Kiiropi ' 1. Coll. AlKobra I ' lill. :i. Ani. Kli ' tlmi AlIlLTlfll .-I. Knt-Hsli 1 ' . ' rrljronoiiH ' try .1. IMill. of HoMk. . 1, ivtli ( ' (Mitnrv 0. lioon. of North (i. llliilomallc : ' .. Aiial. lli- (iooiii. r.. HalhollcH AllHTirii lllsl.or |-.s. 4. Siillil d ' lim. 7. Illslory of Ki ' l. . " ►. StUrly nC I ' oc-lry T. ICi ' oIliilllic (ico;;. of Kiirope ■lOI ' iiNAI.ISM ■ ' ►. SphiTlral Triu. ami Soliil Anal. H. Phil of Ilist. il. Phil, of Si-ionce (I. Ilrowninu ' S. Kroiioillif (j(.Mi;r. ]. Intriidnctloii Coom. 1 " . LitLTiiniro of 1. Tt ' iiiiysiHi of Asia •J. I1i-;;1iidIi1};b .-,. MlllkTIl C. IlilT. ralnihis N. I r:iiii:i lo 1IU2 ! . Hlsl. (iool. 7. Iiil( ' ;, ' ral 11, Principlos of 1 ' . ' rriinsl:itIoiLS 10. CilrriMil Worlil ( ' aU ' Ulus Ul ' Ill-lollS from (iri ' i ' k jm l Problems lc« s. Ailv. Cali-ultis Kilm-alioli I.iiliu frliisslps u. MaKa .iiio WriliiiK 11. (nil. (H ' orn. 12. Mi-thoila of 111. Shiiki ' Siiciiri. Ill, ■I ' lifiii-v of IteliBloiis 11. Wi.rilswiirlli Ki|iia linns KdilciltloQ ]-J. (IM KiikIIsIi I,AX il AGKS 11. Hill ' . Eiiiialinns 1. X. Test r.n-f 2. Kvi?ryday Gr. 3. Latin J. Frmr-Ii .Mathriii;iticsof, luvrshni ' iit AM HON. A. Survey 1 M»H-haiiles and Heat •2. Kleetrieify, Sound and I.iKlit :{. Kh-ctrlral MeasnreiiH ' uts 4. IiyuauHis niid Motors . " ». AeronaiitU 8 fV IMiotocniphy 7. .Mod. I ' hysics M. History of Physic3 t . Meteon 10KV 10. Kadio 11. Analytical MfChiiiiics 12. Adv. Elwt and Magnetism l.t. Physical Optics 14. npscriptivo Astronomy rOI.. SCI. iind SOCIOI.OGV 1. Nat. Oov ' t. •J. Stato Gov ' t, of Nebraska n. Applied Sor. 4. General Soc. . " .. Gity and Local (Jov ' t. li Ks ieiitinls ill N-at. and State , i ' onstitutioiiis I 7. ' tinip. Gov ' ts I 5. ( »nstitnlional | Law and i Development it. Social I Lejiisiation i 10. Population | Proldems 11. Lal or Problem II ' . Criniinolofry and Penntlftpv IX Public Welfare and Relief IL Am. Party System rsv(iiOLO ;Y 1. Introduction ■J. Social :i. . iinormaI 4. Kxpcrimental 5. liusine. ' ia Psych (i. Psych of Iteligion 7. Psych, of Interest. . ttcn tion and Meaning S. History of Psychology 0. .Vdvanced PsyehoIoRv I SI ' KKni FundaTueiitals Lit. Interpre- tation Kxtem. Speak. Children ' s Iiramatics Play I ' rod- Parliatneiilarv Law Sjiecph t (imi osition Public Address Persuasion Arirumi-nt-atio and Debate , Plav Diri ' ctin Private Instruction Teaching Methods Del)ate Kvlru Currieular orntory Drama AIlMIMS- TK ( IIINii S -ieiii-es MISM TKAI ION TECIINUUKS i: ' .. Superv- Teaching 1. Harmony 1 Proldcms of L Primarv- 14. Public School a. Ellementarv Mleuu ' iitarv Kindergiirten Music h. Advanced S -hools J. Intermediate i: . Teachinir Rng- •J. Ear Training 2. Oriranlzation :;. .Tiinii.r Hi -h lish :;. Kevlioard and Adminis- 4. Senior High tration of Pub. INI ISTK1AL 4. Hist, of Music Kducation SPKCIAL. ARTS .■ . Counterpoint 3. Organization TKrHMitt ' ES and and Adminis- 1. Woodwork Coniposition tration of Cncc- . . Kindergarten -2. Woodturmng An;i1ysii and undfirv Kduca- Methods ::. Metal Work F.trni tion; Modern (i. rhild Lit. 4. Engineering 7. lustrunu ' Dta- Secondary 1. SoeiaJ stiidlei Drawing School in Primary .1. Descriptive 8. nhoru«. Band, Grades Geometry Orchestra Biology G. Shop Organi- ' ■ . Private Teaching zation and Phvsics f ontrol a. Instrument ' X Teaching (. Wood Carving 10. Tenehing Sec- S. Practice 10. Public School ondary School Teaching Music Matliematics n. Upholstery IL Public School 10-1 Wood Finish- Art ing 12. TeachingSocial IL Millwork Series XXXVII MARCH. 1938 No. 4 I ' ublished monthly in November. January. February, March, April and May, by the Ne- braska Wesleyan University. Lincoln. Nebraska. Entered as second-class matter and accepted for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Se tiou 417, P. L. and It. Act, August 24. ntl2, authorized January G. 1030. Bulletins are sent to all who request them. Address. Itegistrar, NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Lincoln. Nebraska. PIlVsH AL Tbfory — ' oiiie I. Sports ■J. Plavgrouufl Theory and 4. Massage :!. First Aid Practice Tk rorrcctive Gynin,iJitics and Physical Examinations n. History and Systems of Physical Ed. 7. Kinesioiogv. . pplied Auatoinv V Or;, ' :iiii ,ati(in and Adtninis- Ir;ilii n Mf Phvs. Ed. i). Practice Teaching ' 10. Metho.lsof Te;ichjug Pliys. Ed. II. Social Hygiene KIM (A I ' ION Tlifor.v — .Men 1. Football and Basketball ' 2. Play, llecre- aitioti and Playground . ' !. Phvs. Ed. 4. Soc. Hyg. 5. Theory f)f ( ' oacliiiig Men ' s Practice CourseH C. First Year Phys. Ed. 7. Second Year Phys. Ed. . . dvancedWork in Phys. Ed. ' . ' . Normal Train. Gymnastics Wonien ' M u ' (iee CourMCM in. First Year II. SeciiU.I Y 1 ' . ' . Elementary Klivtlim ar HIST, iind ritlN. OF Em CATION I 1. Basic Principles 2. Kindergarten Fundamentals and ( " iirriculuin . ' {. Philosophy of Education ■4. Education and Character " . History of Elementary Education G. Experimental Schools I ' SVCIIOI.Oti V Ot- El . I. Edueational Psycliology of Childhood ' 2. Psychology of .Vdolescence li. Educational Psycliology 4. Measurement of Intelligence o. Educational Measurements C. Ed. for Fresh. Adjustment ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLEGE I. CKKIHTS: FroiiJ afiTedlli ' il high schools, IJ ontranro units. 9 of vhich are aoailomic. as Eiislish. foroisn lantruat-f, mathiiiiatiis. natural srience. anil soi-ial sciincps. A major of V, units in English, foreign language, or matheniiitks. T yi. iiiinnrs nf 2 units eai-h solected from these three subjects. ». TRANSCKII ' T OF HKHI SOIIOOI, CKKDITS: Senil to K.-gistrar not later than .Viigiist 1. ' .. CREDITS COLLEGE and NECESSARY FOR GRADUATION COl ' RSES 1. English. 2 semesters of constructive English and 2 from the literature. 2. One year of Latin, Greek, French, or German. 3. Physical Education, two years. 4. 9 selected from 12 general elective subjects. 5. A major of 25 hours. 6. A minor of 15 hours. 7. A total of 125 hours. DEGREES OFFERED AT NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Bachelor of Arts (A. B.) Bachelor of .Science (B. S.) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B. B.A.) Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. inEd.) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music (B. F. A. in Music) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education (Music) (B. F. A. in Ed.) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education (Public School Music) (B. F. A. in Ed.) ■1 tt - 5tt ' d LU ■ ■ ,» ■ a.-- Panorama View of Campus Showing " Old Main " ; Six Other Buildings Hidden by Trees CHANCELLOR HARRY LEE UPPERMAN, whose energy, ability, and vision have won hinn the respect and support of the nation ' s outstanding leaders. THE CAMPUS Nebraska Wesleyan university lies on the outskirts of Lincoln, Nebraska. On its 40 acre campus are to be found the new Rose memorial astronomical observatory, the li- brary, gymnasium, teacher ' s training school, the physics building and power plant, the fine arts building, and the administration building. A football stadium, two football practice fields, one women ' s athletic field, and 10 tennis courts complete the ground plan of the university. Eight fraternity and sorority houses bor- der the campus. They provide homes for half of the student body. The remainder of the student body finds rooms in private homes in Lincoln. COVER PICTURE Luther Powell, co-holder of the N.C.A.C. conference tennis singles crown and mem- ber of the champion tennis doubles team of the conference, is shown on the Wes- leyan courts in the cover picture taken by Wendell L. Hoffman, Wesleyan publicity director. Powell and his team-mate, Ar- thur Barrett, blasted their way to the finals in the conference singles tourney, becoming co-holders of the singles title when they decided against the play-off. This duo then teamed together and swept all compe- tition before them as they captured the conference doubles crown. UNDEFEATED TWO SEASONS The Plainsman netters, coached by John Roberts, have been undefeated in the last two years, having dropped only two meets of the 29 played in the last three seasons. Their list of victims includes Hastings, Doane, York, Midland, Central, Omaha, Tarkio, and Peru. Not satisfied with mere- ly edging by their opponents, the Wesleyan- ites have, in the last two years, won 1 1 1 matches and lost but four. WOMEN ' S SPORTS S Betty Jane Culver, Beatrice, Kicking the Mary Em Webb, Torrington, Wyo., has just soccer baseball. hit the bull ' s eye in an archery contest. " A CAME FOR EVERY GIRL and EVERY GIRL IN A GAME " It is the aim of the physical education department for women to first discover the physical con- dition of each girl that comes to Wesleyan and then through the student health service and the physical education program to keep her physically fit during her four years in college. Courses are offered to prepare girls to teach the following: Physical education in public schools, Y.W.C.A. ' s, industrial organizations, etc. Camp work such as swimming, horseback riding, tennis, archery, and other sports. Recreational work in churches, community centers, and play- grounds. Health education. Medical gymnastics. Girls are encouraged to learn some sport that will sen e as a leisure time activity after their college work is completed. W. A. A. The Women ' s Athletic associ- ation sponsors a sports program for all Wesleyan girls. The sports offered are hockey, soccer, bas- ket ball, volley ball, base ball. tennis, golf, bowling, archery, swimming, badminton, aerial darts, Nebraska ball, ping pong and other activities. Their slogan is " A game for every girl and every girl in a game. " INTRAMURALS Their intramural program this year consisted of soccer baseball, volley ball, basket ball, archery, ping pong, and tennis. The group winning the most games is awarded a trophy. After winning the trophy three years, it be- comes a permanent possession. $200 TROPHY COLLECTION All trophies ever offered by the Nebraska Interconegiare association have been won by Wesleyan orators. Delmar Nuetzman won this year ' s trophy. Prof. Enid Miller, Coach of 13th Winner, Has Coached Eight National Champions Thirteen state championships with- out a defeat, in the most time hon- ored oratorical league in the United States. That is the record unmatched anywhere of Prof. Enid Miller, Ne- braska Wesleyan university speech department head. Delmar Nuetzman pictured above was the I 3th consec- utive winner for Prof. Miller in the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensic as- sociation ' s old-line contest which was held this year at the Kearney State Teachers ' college. Coach Miller attended the contest despite a broken collar bone and other injuries received in an accident the day before while the forensic squad was returning from a contest at St. Paul, Minn. Faced with that 13th position In the string of her cham- pions, Nuetzman spoke Friday after- noon. Mar. 1 0, as Wesleyan students waited anxiously for what the un- lucky number of his position in Prof. Miller ' s string of champions held in store. When word of the championship finally came, students set ringing the victory bell atop " Old Main " building to let the campus know the tradition that Prof. Miller ' s students never have lost this contest had been carried on again. This contest began as the state contest of the Old Line Oratorical as- sociation, the oldest and " toughest " of its kind. It has been in existence since the beginning of such contests in this country. Since 1932, Prof. Miller ' s orators competing against state champions chosen from over 300 colleges and universities have ranked out of the prize money given for the first three places only once, in 1934. Besides three national champion- ships in the Old Line Oratorical as- sociation contest which are held at Northwestern university in Evanston, III. Prof. Miller ' s speakers hold five national championships in the Pi Kappa Delta Forensic fraternity con- tests and the National Peace Ora- torical association. Not only do Prof. Miller ' s speakers win in oratory, but in twelve years under Professor Enid Miller, Wesleyan speakers have won thirty-three out of sixty-eight possible championships, in other speech contests, just two less than all other schools in the state combined. This year forensic students have taken trips not only to Moorhead and Kearney, but to Winfield, Kan., St. Paul, Minn., and will go to the na- tional Pi Kappa Delta contest in To- peka, Kan., April 17. Just after the Christmas holidays, two debate teams spent a week in a four-state tour of practice debates. These trips are made in the nine passenger Pierce Arrow of the speech department with all expenses paid by the university. L. L, Coryell, member of the Board of Trustees, has increased the forensic fund by supplying gas for all the trips taken by the squad. TEACHER UNIT STUDIES Shown af left is a unit study in geography of the plains with a scale size irrigation project, farm buildings, equipment, and growing blades of corn and wheat. Pupils ' interest is stimu- lated, and results in the classroom are outstanding. Wesleyan trained teachers are at a premium in Nebraska. The school is listed by the Journal of the National Education Association as one of the " Schools That Are Prophesies " . It is the only teacher training school in Nebraska so listed. Its teachers ' place- ment bureau placed 92 teachers last year. PSYCHOLOGY Dr. F. M. Gregg, psychology depart- ment head, shown with two students at a lie detector machine, is the author cf a dozen books on such subjects as parliamentary law, health education, and psychology. His latest and most im- portant work, " The Psychology of a Growing Personality " , has just been re- leased from the press. Outstanding as an author. Dr. Gregg is a qualified class- room teacher wth an extensive stock of apparatus for psychology teaching and experimentation. In the nineteen years of his connection with Wesleyan, 75 students have taken their major work in psychology and 135 their minor work. Eleven of the majors are college teachers of psychology or education, and 22 are preachers. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION An average of 10 business admin- istration students have been graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan university each year for the last 1 5 years. Of this number, 60 per cent are employed by leading business firms, 25 per cent are commercial teachers or school superin- tendents, and the remaining 15 per cent are following other pursuits, most of which are commercial in character. The success of these students is based on a thorough foundation in the theory of economics, money, and business law taught by Dr. Roy Ely; and a working knowledge of the secretarial and com- mercial arts including typewriting, shorthand, and accounting. Shown at left is a section of an accounting labora- tory under the personal supervision of Miss Mamie Corns. TRAINING KINDERGARTEN Shown at right is one unit of Wes- leyan ' s (kindergarten play material which helps make it one of the best equipped kindergarten-primary departments in the West. Student teachers are given respon- sibility in actual situations with the child and his problems. The Kinder- garten-Primary certificate which is issued at the end of the second year entitles the owner to teach in all accredited schools of Nebraska, including large city schools. Ethel Walker Hatch, A. B. and , A. M. from Colorado State Teachers ' ! college, is head of the department. PRE-LAW ANDSOCIALWORK Dr. E. Glenn Callen, head of the department of political science and sociology, is shown at left In conference with the heads of the Wesleyan chapter of the Nebraska Conference for Social Work. From intimate contact with Dr. Callen, who is a recognized adviser on state and national labor legislation, Wes- leyan pre-Iaw and social work students receive the best academic instruction available in their fields and through Dr. Callen ' s wide contacts large opportunity for employment and fellowships upon graduation. Dr. Callen is a former presi- dent of the Nebraska Conference for Social Work. He recently served as representative of the United States De- partment of Labor to conduct merit examinations in Nebraska. GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY Ralph Olson of Newman Grove, student of Dr. Rose B. Clark, nationally known Wesleyan geography and geol- ogy department head and author of several geography text and professional books, will sail for Paris on July 1st with all expenses paid for a year ' s study in France. He is one of four students in, the United States this year to receive an American Field Service fellowship from the Institute of National Education at Columbia university. With new interest in the conservation of the natural resources, timber, soil, water, and minerals; state, regional, and federal organizations are demanding more trained " geographers and geologists than are available. The undergraduate train- ing required for such positions is of- fered by the Nebraska Wesleyan uni- versity department in geography and geology, and many students are taking advantage of it. Plainsmen Whip Hastings for Third Consecutive Basketball Championship Champions for three consecutive years! Such is the enviable record compiled by Nebraska Wesleyan ' s Plainsman basketball teams. Around the huddle from left to right of those Plainsmen mainly responsible for this past season ' s victories, we find Dell Hedges, senior from Roca; Arthur Barrett, senior from Lincoln; Neil Davis, junior from Lin- coln; John Staten, sophomore from Beth- any; Charles Burroughs, junior from Rock- ford; and Elbert Souders, sophomore from Lincoln. This year they swept on to victory again, defeating every team in the conference, spilling Hastings and York twice, in addi- tion to dumping Midland and Doane. The Wesleyanites also chalked up victories over Luther and Hebron, winning from the latter school twice. Dell Hedges, chosen on the N.C.A.C. all-conference team for two consecutive seasons, was the high scorer of the confer- ence this season. Hedges is one of the best forwards ever to wear the Plainsman colors. Neil Davis, another performer making the all-conference first team two years in a row, is the best ball handler of the confer- ence. Davis, a guard, has one more year of competition. Arthur Barrett, veteran of four years of varsity competition under the banner of the Yellow and the Brown, captained the Wes- leyanites. Barrett very capably held down the center post this season for the Thomas- men. Elbert Souders, forward, was one of the most consistent players on the squad. His specialty, a one-handed push shot from the side, ruined many of his opponents ' hopes for victory. Johnny Staten. sophomore guard, played a good clean defensive game at all times. Staten came into his own when he led his mates to victory over the Hebron college quintet with 1 2 markers. A fast moving player is Charles Burroughs, forward, whose ability to break quickly netted the Wesleyan team many points. Other players not included in the picture, but important cogs in Coach Dwight Thomas ' winning machine were LaVaun Price, Lin- coln junior; Wilmer Woltemath, Sterling sophomore; Harvey Feyerherm, West Point sophomore, and B a y a r d Taylor, Lincoln sophomore. Losing only two veterans. Hedges and Barrett, Wesleyan looks for- ward to winning its fourth consecutive basketball crown next year. JOURNALISM Wesleyan students edit and manage a weekly seven-column paper, " The Wesleyan " which is issued to the en- tire student body, and a community paper, " The University Place News " , going to residents of the northeast corner of Lincoln. This tie-up with a regular city newspaper, which with the Wesleyan has a combined circu- lation of 3,500, provides an oppor- tunity for actual newspaper experience that cannot be offered by any other college journalism course in the state. The editor and business manager re- ceive annual salaries ranging from $75 to $200 per year. Above WARREN lOHNSTON, is checking proof as LYNNE ANDERSON, right, reads the copy to him. D E L M A R NUETZMAN, left, editor-in-chief of the Wesleyan, writes the headlines for the story. Middle BETTY WALKER, right, gets a story over the phone; as )AMES TIPTON, left. assists her. Below EDITOR NUETZMAN and MISS ANDERSON co-operate to make up the front page. ' » j4 f ; 7 t 9 C 11 u Student Publications juniors and seniors may become editor and business manager of " The Plainsman " , student annual which is published in three edi- tions throughout the year. These positions are remunerative and are attained through work on the book, pay amounting to $400 per year. A student directory is pub- lished annually by members of the Y. M. C. A. This year mem- bers of Purple Arqus, honorary society for senior women, pub- lished the Golden jubilee song- book. Student publications provide the best of practical experience for all would-be journalists and writers. Instructions and sugges- tions are made by competent fac- ulty advisors. No. No. No. Sunlight on ivy-clad " Old Main. " Leader of the Wesleyan kindergarten band. Back to school on the tree shaded campus at Wesleyan, Dorothy Knight of Lincoln and Oliver DeCarmo of Trenton greet friends they haven ' t seen since the spring before. Homecoming decorations at the Phi Kappa Tau house taken at night under the floodlights. Silhouette scene from the Plainsman Players ' " Fifty Years Of Drama " review given in the attic scene shop. The huddle before the kickoff under the floodlights in the Plains- man stadium. Freshmen entertainers and feature performers in Smetana ' s opera " The Bartered Bride " given by the music department. Hannah Johnston, now teaching at Crete, Prof. Enid Miller ' s ninth national champion orator of last year. After page 3 of this bulletin had gone to press, Delmar Nuetzman, Wesleyan ' s 1 3th state champion orator won Professor Miller ' s 1 0th national oratorical championship at the Pi Kappa Delta national tournament in Topeka, Kansas. A comer of the " Ann Lucas Memorial " library. . v Top, Student Operating Metal Lathe Modern Methods The old system of shop prac- tices has been discarded at Wesleyan, and all the modern methods of tool and machine operations have been insti- tuted in the recent reorgani- zation of the industrial arts department. Prof. J. A. Parsons assures his students that those completing the courses will not only be prepared to teach in this field, but also will have sufficient knowledge for full employ- ment in industry. Courses offered next year: Woodwork I and II Metal work, with forge and machine lathe Wood-finishing Shop organization and control Upholstery Mechanical drawing and design Practice teaching INDUSTRIAL ARTS Below, Forge Corner of Shop Fully Equipped The 68 feet by 30 feet shop is full and modernly equipped with a dustproof finishing room with paint and brush units, a handy well stocked lumber and supply room, and a private office for study and student consultation. The power driven machine units include one large wood lathe and two small ones, one metal lathe, a sander, a band saw, a jig saw, a power saw. and a saw sharpener. Also to be found in the shop are a forge and an anvil. Thirteen tables with tools complete the major equipment. FOOTBALL PROSPECTS BRIGHT NEXT FALL Power in Line, Speed in Backfieid with 19 Lettermen The upper picture shows Wesleyan ' s speedy halfback, Don Otto, behind the interfer- ence of his team-mates in the beginning of a drive on the Hastings goal. The center picture finds the Plainsman eleven talking it over in a huddle. The lower picture shows Otto, ' The Pony Express, " slipping through a hole in the Hastings line. A few minutes later Otto threw a pass to LaVaun Price, who caught it in the end zone for a touchdown. There ' s talk of an N. C. A. C. foot- ball championship at Nebraska Wesleyan for 1938, and rightly too, for Coach Dwight Thomas finds that but two of the twenty-one lettermen of last season have completed their allotment of four years of varsity competition. A case of weight, power, and plenty of beef in the forward wall, and speed and shiftiness coupled with power in the backfieid are the features of the 1938 Plainsman squad. Coached by Dwight Thomas, whose football teams have won around 70 per cent of their games, Wesleyan will pre- sent to its foes one of the toughest out- fits in the state. " Smiling " Coach Thomas, a very likeable person, has a friendly smile and a firm handshake. Upon seeing him it can be easily under- stood how he continues to turn out championship teams. Thomas, in addi- tion to being an excellent football coach, gave Wesleyan another N. C. A. C. championship, in basketball. Track is also under his direction this spring. Headed by Raleigh Ripley, all-con- ference guard, the Wesleyan line will average close to 200 pounds. Filling up another big hole in the line will be Gerald Gardner, 265 pound guard, who has turned down several offers to play professionally. Floyd Ralston is another hefty guard letterman. LaVaun Price and Don Williams, both rugged and hard men to block out, will hold down the end posts. LaVerne Brug- ger and John Van Ells, powerful and plenty tough, will hold down the tackle positions, johnny Staten has the inside track to the center position, while Mar- tin Brasch, the " Handy Andy " of the squad, will plug up any weak holes. Wesleyan ' s backfieid will be very fast and shifty. Headed by a trio of dash men, Charles Burroughs, Don Otto and Frank Harrington, they will almost be able to outrun their foes. Dale Magnu- son will furnish the power in the back- field from the fullback post. Next year Wesleyan, with its return- ing lettermen, and promising new ma- terial, should turn in one of the Plains- men ' s most successful seasons. The Thomasmen tangle with Augustana col- lege of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; York college; Maryville Teachers of Mary- ville. Mo.; Kearney Teachers; Midland; Doane; Peru Teachers; Tarkio college of Tarkio, Mo.; and Hastings. PHYSICS AND The thoroughness of the foun- dation laid in these fields is at- tested by the fact that 27 grad- uates of the department have been appointed to scholarships and assistantships In great uni- versities for graduate study, and that some of them hold positions on the teaching staffs of such schools as Columbia, Pittsburgh, Alabama Polytech, and Armour Institute. They are found In all parts of the world as radio, elec- trical, and aeronautical engineers. CHEMISTRY Two graduate fellowships granted this year to chemistry majors brought the total value of fellowships granted in the chemistry department during the last 20 years to $52,000. BIOL Sixty-seven physicians and ap- proximately 60 nurses in the United States took their pre- medic and pre-nursing training in Dr. C. J. Shirk ' s biology depart- ment at Nebraska Wesleyan uni- versity. Twenty-eight graduates are now working in professional research positions, and 26 re- search fellowships have been se- cured by Wesleyan graduates. In all his years at Wesleyan, Dr. ASTRONOMY They may also be found in in- dustrial research, school superin- tendencies, and in many lines of commercial activity. Shown at left is the giant con- trol board of a model power plant, the only one of its kind in a Nebraska school and but one of the hundreds of pieces of equipment with which students become acquainted through use. At right is a view of the First Methodist Church at the edge of the campus taken by the light of a lightning flash by Prof. J. C. Jensen, internationally known for his lightning research. CHEMISTRY Graduate schools place a pre- mium on Wesleyan students trained in small groups with a private research laboratory for advanced students (shown on the opposite page) and two large and well-equipped laboratories for freshmen and sophomores. Students at work in one of them are shown to the left. Shirk has seen only two of his students flunk out of the medical school in Omaha, testimony of their thorough preparation. At left is shown a pre-nursing laboratory where students are studying the bones of the body. At right is a pre-medic laboratory where students disect various animals to learn the structure of organs, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Below; left; Neil Davis, Wesleyan all-conference guard, was without equal as a ball handler and defensive star. Right; Dell Hedges, all-conference forward, out-scored all other men in the state. CONFERENCE CHAMPS Place Two Men on All-Conference Team For the second consecutive year. Dell Hedges, Plainsman high scoring ace, and Neil Davis. Plainsman star guard, were named on the first all- star team of the N.C.A.C. conference. Hedges, high scorer, and Davis, the outstanding guard, were head and shoulders above the other candidates for their respective positions. Hedges, a senior from Roca, has played varsity basketball for four con- secutive seasons on the Wesleyan squad, being high point man for the Lincolnites the last three seasons. Hedges just couldn ' t be stopped when he started his lightning dribble toward his opponents ' basket. In two conference contests, once at York and once with Doane, this Plainsman bucketed 22 and 27 points respect- ively. It was Hedges ' last minute basket that gave the Wesleyanites the victory over the Hastings Broncs in their first meeting of the season, as well as his marksmanship on the Broncs ' court at Hastings that hobbled (hem again for the championship. DAVIS A JUNIOR Davis, a junior from Lincoln, has represented Wesleyan for three years on the maples. He is the best ball handler in the conference and is also a capable center. His ability to re- trieve the sphere from the bankboard kept his opponents from accumulat- ing more than a minimum of points. This Wesleyanite had the ability to rise to any emergency, being a steady player at all times. This pair were largely responsible for the Plainsmen winning their third consecutive N.C.AC, basketball title. The place left vacant by Hedges will be difficult to fUl, while Davis will be on deck next year attempting to earn the honor of playing on four consecutive N. C. A. C. conference championship teams. " THE TWENTY-FIVE FEET OF HARMONY " QUARTETTE Average height — 6 ' 2 " FEATURED PERFORMERS WITH THE MALE A CAPPELLA CHORUS PROF. OSCAR BENNETT Director DELMAR NUETZMAN Reader The 32d annual tour by the Nebraska Wesleyan male a cappella chorus, a 1400-mile trip through four states, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, was climaxed by the home con- cert in the Wesleyan auditorium April 8. The club gave 80 concerts for approximately 25,000 people during the 17 days of their self-supported trip. THE " MIDGETS " QUARTETTE Average height — 5 ' 6 " - ' ■ ' C ON THE ST Gc. ' OySE OH THE JMF " ESLEYAH PLI YERS Midnight Performance in Wind Cave of " THE HOUSE ON THE ROOF " Features First Annual Road Show of Wesleyan Plainsman Players Vacation in Black Hills after Five Weeks Tour Twelve people and a dog oc- cupied the nine-passenger Pierce- Arrow and the light-colored Chevrolet roadster during the five weeks ' tour of Nebraska Wes- leyan ' s first annual road show, " The House On the Roof. " last summer. The play was adapted for stage use by Prof. Enid Miller, head of the Wesleyan speech de- partment, from the novel of the same name by Mignon C. Eber- hart, a Wesleyan alumna. The tour which was sponsored by the Plainsman Players. Wesleyan drama club, started June 5 and included 25 Nebraska towns. After a month of trouping, the players vacationed for several days in the Black Hills. It was in the Wind Cave in Wind Cave Na- tional Park of South Dakota while returning from this vacation that the most singular performance of the play was given. In a large chamber 150 feet under the sur- face of the earth with only the dim light of a single candle to re- lieve the inky blackness, a small but intense audience of 15 watched the murder scene move to a climax, and they shivered. For it was cold and damp down there when the sixth of July was less than one hour old. And the four young National Park rangers who had encountered the Players camping out in a ravine near the cave were risking their jobs as guides when they unlocked the large iron gate at midnight and let the entire party slip single file down the long narrow stairway into the depths. Scenes from the play were given in return for ex- planations by the guides of a few of the wonders of the most noted underground cavern in the Black Hills. ACTORS WORK STAGE Each town presented a differ- ent stage problem and each actor was expected to do his part toward putting together scenery, curtains, and costumes so that the show might go on. Houdini, the acting dog belonging to Professor Miller, was an integral part of the show and never failed to provide a bit of entertainment. Towns included in the tour were: Lincoln, Falls City, Wymore, Auburn. Beatrice, Crete, Fairbury, Fairfield, Geneva, McCook. Or- leans, Holdrege, Lexington, Goth- Top: Theater marquee at Gordon where the troupe played to a $100 house. Lower Left: Russel Linch. !. " . " ' ' S ' i° " : ' T p ' ' ah- ' ' c-j - M t. I i_ t - . . Gering, Scottsbluff. Bayard, Alli- :)idney, Neb., makes up behind stage. Lower Right: Lois Connor. Gretna. Neb., actress and violinist, gnce, Hemingford. Crawford, Gor- at players swimming pool during their vacation. don. ' Ainsworth. and St. Paul. Van Fleet Teachers ' College Under the direction of Dean B. E, McProud, chair- man of the Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Colleges, the Wesleyan training school was the first in the state to be organized on the Morrison Mastery plan of teaching Achievements under the plan have been striking: a pupil in grade " 2B " has read sixty-seven books in five months; the first semester average for reading of books in free periods is tvi en- ty-five; during a six weeks " period sixth grade chil- dren often read more than five hundred pages of material for a single geography or history unit; eighth grade children will read over one thousand pages of material during a similar period Four full-time professors are employed in the Nebraska Wesleyan University Teachers Training School. There are also eight part-time teachers in special techniques. No other church -re la ted college in the West supports such a teacher- training staff. The Teachers College enpys the superior advantage of a broad c u I t u r a I background because of the unique fact that its academic work is carried on within the College of Liberal Arts. Below May Queen Ceremonies a Observatory Dedicated May 31st Above The plainsman Band Helen Havens From the portraits of thirteen of Nebraska Wesleyan ' s beautiful and personable co-eds Russell Patterson, internationally famous ar- tist and production executive at Paramount. LeRoy Prinz, Paramount dance director and a noted authority on feminine beauty, George Burns, Cracie Allen and Betty Crable of the cast of the new collegiate picture COLLEGE SWING made these selections for a campus queen of pulchritude and six lovely princesses. Ltjis Connor Dorothy Holjingsworth Olga Mary Hitchcock Carol Duncan Betty Weaver Ruth Ellis m •t;? ' fei :5SS!afe ' Wi ' . a«fSSSHfrtti S:;3a mi mt '

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