University of Akron - Tel Buch Yearbook (Akron, OH)

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E 'JP A if is 25.55, Q1 .v Q il 'ak ' WHL L ' .H .Silk ifigsggjfi, -- :Vu ly 13-x , ',, contents facul'ry - page 8 seniors - 32 milifary Training - 54 nighf school - 72 organizafions - 78 -.,,,,,.-, greeks - 112 --, spor'rs - 136 ac'rivi'ries - 172 lt is to the men and women of the city of Akron who have contributed to the Akron University Building Fund that the 1954 issue of the Tel-Buch is respectfully dedicated. Envisioned with the knowledge that the hope of the future rests upon the college graduates of this and other universities, these benefactors have given generously of their time, effort, and money in order to enable the ideals of this institution to continue. Knowing that without the proper facilities, Akron University could not continue to produce the leaders of this gommunity, these people had the foresightedness to meet the challenge offered them. They provided for enlarged and modern fa- cilities suited to meet the growing needs of this expanding University. We are indeed inspired by these people who have worked so steadily and surely toward the realization of a common hope-a University worthy of Akron. The Tel-Buch is proud indeed, to be able to offer recognition to the many citizens who are helping the University attain its goal in educating the youth of Akron and the leaders of tomorrow. I 6 dedication " uidlf "H, ,,,L " qwgw -any 4 V " . V " , - ' w W 'iam " f 4 f'5g,,, Mr, Q1 ,V ,Jf ' P ,M IW, .X - ,- . Vlugvfz lv , ' Ang f A I W X ' ':'3fmf'j:' " fm. , " in wi R EPM 'E ff ll, ...UIQ I, ,K "gl-N wmv" W ,..,,..a 1 g ,.- ,, ., ,,,4 mv- "" n '1 "N . f " I Y P ' ' - 3 ,V Q ,K f q' xp A ,. , 1 , . V' , ' ' M1 X. T3 4 1 A - - " Til-3' ':'f'3-!.l.l,...L- --L. 5 .- J 1: xt- x - V gb A C 4:75 . - V mxiiv '5 5 I -.. - Q :W 4 V x -g xi mm s1TrQ5MAUL1T01UU1'3' A5 E an I. , j- W. . rv ll Q J 3 L ., in. , ' 5 'bf" 1i7Q.A,:'J"-i324L- ig? bi ""q"""""'Lg23g-Qmngipiv xl wg, ,115 ,t"" ""-' 1- .2 , ": :Tug X gf' . A. , , 2 . " r'-P'4.' V-"W 5' ff! v ,- h' L g, ' X .f:4r ,g5i,f V . LiE:.,:l.SNQii f!Y1f, ix . .wa 5 T313-el ' Q .. .1113-J,,' 11 'i -4. Ph in 1 -g.9f,Lx,.l .,,,n V uv '- " 'A' ' " '-- 'HQW -mnwek--Y - D 1 r i 5 'A gQ,:ji'.QL , , . ,, A -.. 1 L, HE' E U . ix , , V. 1.5. KJ,-w QTY-. , :ix A31 ' 'Y ' , M 3 1'57:4'w::l"""',x,:e. 4. ' . ' .lf 4. -rh ya." ' , .1 X "UQ 'N ,,. .,-. , W- --- . Ji "fp 'TN' f' .' ' "ix xg . ,A Q ,, '- ' ' mn A A.g..- . N 4 ' -.J " ' ' -4...L . V Q . ,.' I..-f lv - --H x. ' 0 w-0313 -ggi..,7:Q:g,,.:U'fm In v 1-12,2 .i.?xJ . - , - I A 'f YZF: 2' W ,i '?'J'i"?"vS'if+E"vf1aggQy:'f-1'sa,- ..,,,,,g,f 'E 1 .:' '. X faculty Although seldom recognized or appreciated, the im- portance of the University's faculty can never be too greatly emphasized. Aside from their regular class- room duties, many teachers willingly donate much -of their time by serving in various capacities designed to aid the student. The unselfish spirit of our faculty be- comes apparent when one realizes that their only satis- faction can be the knowledge that they have better equipped their students for the future. This section is devoted to those men and women who have made the University what it is, who have helped students attain their goals, and who will be remem- bered as the guiding light of our college days. We are proud to present the University of Akron's faculty members. M36 A W f administrative faculty - The administration staff of the University of Akron is often overlooked when reflecting on college days. But without the wisdom and guidance of these hardworking officials, the functioning of this institution could not continue. The responsibility of guiding the future of the university rests in the hands of the executives who give much thought and consideration before deciding on the policies which will affect the educational oppor- tunities of the citizens of Akron. This section of the book is devoted to those directors and executives who always keep the goals and aims of the university ever before us. To these men, we owe our thanks for another year of efficient administra- tion and progress toward a university better qualified to serve its com- munity. We are proud to present the administration staff of the University of Akron. ,X Cecil A. Rogers Treasurer Rlchclfd H 5Cl1mlClf John M. Denison Ulysses S. Vance RSQISYFGF Alumni Secretary University Editor l2 The Board of Directors of the University of Akron is kept busy solving the financial diffi- culties, public relations and alumni direction of this college. This policy-making group must take into consideration every detail that will effect the growth and well-being of the University. Without the guidance of these citizens, the Uni- versity could not continue in educating the youth of this city. Every student on the Hilltop is, indeed, indebted to the work of the persons serving on the Board of Directors of the University of Akron. Without their help the aim of providing for better educational opportunities for the young men and women of Akron and the surrounding area could not be completed. We are proud to thank the Board of Directors for all they have done in making Akron University one of the finest educational institutions in the nation. Lee VR. Jackson Chairman board of directors Harry P. Schrdnk Charles J. Jahant E. J. Thomas . W, cs Wir . ' ,, ' 5319 sis. fri 1 was . wt . 335 fig' :. Y ! ,4 :HI WW: Hurl J. Albrecht Mrs. W. A. Hoyt Harry Besshart Kuff Arm-,ld l3 DEAN GARDNER advisory A sympathetic smile makes any problem seem easier, and a smile is the first thing that is no- ticed when a student approaches the Dean of Students office. Financial worries, scholarship troubles, sched- ule changes, iob applications, or anything that can be solved with the professional help of our advisors, are taken care of in the offices located in Buchtel Hall. Students constantly stream in and out of these offices finding the help they need. Each member in the Dean of Students office is well-liked, and much respected by the student body for the aid they give in making the college years run smoothly. Without the advice and assistance of the counsellors in keeping every- thing functioning properly, our campus wouldn't be the pleasant place it is today. staff 11:14 an 2 1 Gordon A. Hagerman Assistant Dean of Students i F tx ' 1? M42 .-""l N"2,,,41Xr,,,f 5, Richard L. Hansford Adviser of Men 5 ,f""'m as.. F," Wm .sq ffl I . , 1 . .. fx! .J wt- We A -p,-Ml' I K 1 Robert Maxson Asst. to the Adviser of Men 915+ M, M g, 'Rt F65 .A 3... ff f"'Qx 'wx gk f 9 1, r"""'f fi ' W fi i X X. V. . ., Mrs. Mary Keating Mrs. Aileen Boggs Adviser of Women Asst. to the Adviser of Women DEAN LEIGH college of The College of Business Administration is the youngest di- vision of the University of Akron. Although iust in operation since September of this year, this new college plays an important part in the development of business leaders for the modern industries located in the Akron area. Students receive a liberal education as they specialize in the field of business. A program of this type eltects a balance between a good liberal education and the spe- cialized training which is so necessary to the student once he is in his chosen profession. New as it is, this college is undertaking the vital task of providing qualified and experienced leaders for the world of business. ln addition to its regular academic courses, the college keeps its students in close Contact with recent de- velopments in all phases of business affairs. business administration aw Frank L. Simonetti Head of Industrial Management Dept. JI . X Dennis Gordon - Head of Accounting Dept. I 'E Howard M. Doutt Warren W. Leigh Head of Secretarial Science Dept. Head of General Business Dept 17 ""'i .J 'lr- wt 0' in If 5 5 A f Q., . .A 4, X ' 4 'Wit' +9 ,f57"'O DEAN EVANS college of The purpose of the College of Education is to provide competent teachers for the youth of this modern age. ln order to fulfill this purpose, this college uses the facilities of the other colleges of the University and of Spicer School. The College of Education offers professional preparation in all phases of teaching, in addition to pre-clinical and professional nurses training. In co-operation with the Akron Public School system, the students of this college receive actual "in-training" experience in both regular academic courses and specialized fields. Since these students are to handle the children of the future, attention is given to helping them develop a broad and liberal education, as well as to attain a pleasing personality and a desirable character. Through these plans, the college provides the professional teacher grad- uates necessary for the Akron area. Hialmer W. Distad Head of Dual Program Howard R. Evans Head of Graduate Courses education We Mabel M. Riedinger Head of High School Studies is-. d, '-sniff Paul E. Twining Head of Psychology llwftz iw! W W W qv' xv ?.,,fx,u 5' . ,Y c ,ff 1 , -145 we ws f' me ,Q xg, :fl X 6? 'Ywgx C , fx? ., ,, M N ru' 9 . ',M..Q'gQfQ5 if 3 - ":' - f '1' Lf, rt in 3 ,. X - ,,,, X M .. is , Z, wx -6-'Q' fs, 1 'f "",v 'f - ,, Evelyn M. Tovey Gwendolyn Scott Head of Nursing Head of Physical Education S 'V..,. M111 ,..i Helen Ruth Becker Head of Primary Studies 19 -lung -'K AJQABQ --Q? DEAN LANDCJN collegeof The highly rated College of Engineering draws foreign students from many lands, be- sides those from every part of the United States. This college offers a five-year co-operative plan which enables the students to "learn as they earn." The engineers alternate their time be- tween class work and employment in industrial organizations. Through this plan, the students gain the experience for the handling of prob- lems of both management and labor. They de- velop maturity of iudgment by handling the everyday problems with fundamentals learned in the classroom. This co-op plan is used to pro- vide basic training in the three main fields of engineering: mechanical, electrical, and civil. Since a knowledge of engineering does not provide a complete education, courses in liberal arts are required. Thus the College of Engineer- ing provides well educated and experienced graduates to fill the demands of a modern so- Ciety. o X 0 engineering r f William M. Petry Q Head of Mechanical Engineering Dept sis Fouts and Thackeray show student how to get a kick out of Physics. 21 Kenneth F. Sibila Head of Electrical Engineering Dept. M45 Rudyard M. Cook Head of Civil Engineering Dept. DEAN CHERRINGTGN college of liberal arts The foundation of Akron University still bears the name "Buchtel College of Liberal Arts." This is the only college broken into divisions, which are the humanities, natural sci- ence, social science, and applied arts. The college's only obiective is to acquaint the students with the world in which they live and to instill the curiosity for further investigation of knowledge. Students can obtain preparation for postgraduate work in law, medicine, and dentistry, or for careers in art, music or home economics. This college develops a sense of responsibility and a re- gard for the rights of others in each of its many students. These students also learn to appreciate the things of beauty which are the basis for many happy leisure hours. Gradu- ates of the College of Liberal Arts are the well-rounded, versatile people who provide the basis of our civilization. MDX X Theodore T. Duke humanities division Head of Dept. of Latin cmd Greek Chg,-leg Duffy Head of Dept. of English Virgil F. Parman Head of Dept. of Music Laurence J. Lafleur Head of Dept. of Philosophy U O U O ls Cl 'V'5 ' 0 n g-ai-A X4-nu.. Emily H. Davis Head of Art Dept. is f'l'4""u' JW Irene C. Bear Head of Dept. of Home Economics 23 Robert T. Ittner Head of Dept. of Modern Languages 4 Q 'ww , 1 ' f ,, w L - V I - , Ray H Sandefur Head of Dept. of Speech sq? Ulysses S. Vance Head of Dept. of Journalism -Nw' . K Summerfield Baldwin III 'W Head of Dept. of History M-' -wr we .4 nfl fs? K W' f X' ff' wifi 'rf.5'.x 5 ' My . a f 4 ' U' . ' ' f i fffgm W' . - Mr zu 5-if 2 X il HQ 3 Jay L. O'Hara Head of Dept. of Economics social science division o,,,.-51 .J si., .,,,,, .. X. Q xx nnmdvu 3 Roy V. Sherman Head of Dept. of Political Science Walter C. Kraatz Head of Biology Dept. Charles C. Rogler Head of Sociology Dept. natural science division Y xx r ""' gf-Q! Thomas Sumner Samuel M. Selby Head of Chemistry Dept. Head of Dept. of Mathematics 24 fy, Ernest R. Thackeray Head of Physics Dept. Aubrey P. Allman Natural Science ,v'1Tl7"' +. QXQ : Y fi - 22 .33-fm " z 1 Warren C. Bray -'W I'-Elini, 2, :es 52 K K ' Er' , David E. Anderson Chemistry Wwe' Ray L. Campbell . X f 22 ,S ff gg we , . E, f ,, wat ,pr-"'WK' an ""!' Michael Bezbatchenko Dorothy I. Biesinger Mechanical Engineering Biology V -A--me Anna Belle Chalfa nt ,4"" Frances A. Clark ACCOUDHNQ Education French Accounting X ...., 4 1- 0 J PN: X "'i ,..,. V llll- , ,,,...v.v i pos I: x ' ll 1 ll 9 " i X . -... 2 N 'S , , fs is ' ' 'A A Mrs- Ruth ClCIYlOl1 Malcolm J. Dashiell Richard C. Davis Harmon O. DeGrafT PSYCh0lO9Y Art Mathematics Sociology l . 'W l , . ii fa X s.-. 1 Q. 'T 'll 2 g QA 4 .. is 'Q ...manga Xu -'W .5 ,plgi fl -we Eldora H. Flint Vaughn W. Floutz James W. Glennen 5eCl'elCH'lCl Science Chemistry Modern Languages 25 ,Q VN X . , Army A 7 , 4 , on A X ,Pg ' -F' L4 ,rw Q , 1, N 3 ff: Ossian Gruber Business Administration ns. , Gwen Hilbish Physical Education . Ami- , .1 Izlzzief w Y I,'i ' Q 1' 'K .... , ' " K, Qll N ASHA A my 7 rx s P. Q 5 4 4 l X W W JF' xx ii, ' W xx ,I X 1 11 ,1 A4 i X Q A-AL' . s 1 1 w 5 4 Hifsss 1 QV! if Al X N1 fffi 'K Q! hz N ,li S! :INQN U50 4 f 2 .-1' ' ,W 2 Edward W. Jones Geography Paul O. Huss Donato Internoscia Electrical Engineering Modern Language WJ' f 44 .bug 'FSS sl Q-irq., E Mi .1 ngstrib., 'i5?'5l?'.'5i"'F 'U .f - a5",fl'., 1' !wQf?2:, 53: , Siena. Dorothy M- l-GUbGCher Ernest R. Lawrence George Leuca Home Economics Political Science Modern Languages 26 'V-A Z' fx e jf I' ,arf A Kenneth E. Hamlen Engineering Irene Horning Biology Xa Q , is 'haw ,wswugmf L X cz LX A X v B 5' ., ,.1 ,3 David King Political Science Mo Chih Li Civil Engineering 'W V , ,M i, :rl 05,1 s , - ,. P, ka, . A ,, , ..,., . x f xy , s A - J' , Margaret E. Mauch Mathematics 4' W VM. A Hi mwi ,Q Q 9 'SS ." 35' 14' 35 ' Z , ,K V ' i1........,i,...f. .5 Helen W. Painter Education ,gow-4 John J. Pottinger Education Margaret Rogler Marketing wi .W . QJR' ' s ix , . X . 1 SME . .... if ., , xixfiifi, A E' .fr -a" tx' 4 xfvn- V - 'f' - ,,,:f:ff " it ails - ...jf 255 Angzgifg W ziiikiii g f:- 3' Y M in X 9 ,f .xt H M . ': ' Q1 X- J imziiiaafllii- x-fr -fri?-, 31. lXiQi13ak5i fs Priscilla Meyers Samuel C. Newman James McLain Economics Psychology Sociology JVM J We , iii V .ul D. NW an " 5 1 'sag , A,Mo44"Q" My 7 Af A Q-"""" C 2 l:Q,.Q' s. ,wif ':-W,-we 1. -' 'J . ,'.g?Lf,:,v2'f ,Af 'P fy? g.gfj-23-f-,",jJ:??5- 2 2,331 7 1' Ds- ,ifijilff ':'1::::f: m.s.m:.m.,1Qm 41.1-:v,'.:f:w13 'kszsm William I. Painter Helen L. Park Ivan W. Parkins Education Biology Political Science X if , ii S M x f ' yi' ..-,, .1 f 14. of so 1 QW . e Y " . ' X . I. 5' il? ...A " 1 ,Q . 1 yi li , ,V ' ,, I , qw 8, can 1 if Clara G Roe History WX f 3.5 M is ITS' ' . 1 92 I ig 4 . , fb dm x .X iw f 4 0 ix 5- Q 5 f . . , 5 H 1 ,.,, Ma ' f 'N ' .4 Louis Ross Mathematics 27 ,495 4-JE ...I-""',. Ll if Gabe Sanders Education ILV 1 ' - ,J--fn' 1. , Q , X W .f , 44 'sg f Paul C. Smith Electrical Engineering ilia-sew... Bernard M. Weiner Art . Q. N . i"wf,u , 1 ,rj ' ,.ei VK Y Q 4 J l S Darrel Witters Music xg J, QR W6 , ff X f fd g I 'gvff -si it f 2' Kal . fe, H. ,, Q . x X ,.l T'x I XIV, xx X 5 , f v . AX u fkieesls... "xv x Gwendolyn Scott Physical Education 'ff QW' 'VN-f fat'-xg M e, 1 -....,,,,Q.. . se' 4543.5 ' 'H ' 'L ' :qi f , w",, K. ' , g Qggyf .ei ' ' is Q :Q 3 N X Q--l .. ' .3 ff!" -3.51224 x John F. Stein Music 'vy- wk. ,a Lucy T. Self Secretarial Science lrfl' Audra Tucker Secretarial Science X Q , 1 ,QA f A ,ii i K Q5 ' gl gl .f m 3. - . . If I ' 9 V- 2 . 5, - .550- ' - Q Q "L M -- 4' av' A -H ff? H' ZR: A' 5:1 ,,.:Q j if," S5 ' Yr., ljtfgi: 'fix 'Sf JW , '-QQ' 1 ljfrg, I ! H, ' ffl' QL. f 1 .Y rss, ,ve QQ,.,1gjkQ,j,?xSQ,g f ' .st S 7 , .iw 5. f:,:.-5i:?Q iaf ,ksadvwiiism G. S. Whitby Rubber Chemistry Earl R. Wilson Mechanical Engineering ave' -., -'vm sti.. ful Annette K. Seery Economics 'S 4 .. 4 N v. 1 fe. , """wd' Donald S. Varian Speech r... f .4 F A 1 I . XS f. Winnigene Wood Home Economics fl--4....,i 43 Lawrence Scarpitti Music 1'3" ,f"" in Maior Albert de Charleroy Captain Thomas Farrington, Jr. Ar- Capt. Arthur Newell CWO Frank C. Long as SFC Fred A. Dugan Sgt. William Huffmaster ,f--"-r Lt. Col. A. L. Hugins, Jr Nw! M. Sgt. Albrecht Block M. Sgt. Richard L. Kelly MI! M. Sgt. Edward P. Lucas Mrs. Thelma M. Link I.t. Col. Robert C. Patrick air force r.o.t.c. Captain John Feck, Jr. 'T' Mst. Sgt. Odes D. Lockwood W' ' .A rf! ' Capt. Robert E. Johnson T. Sgt. Roland R. Himes Capt. Arthur B. Chabaton Capt. Thomas H. Masterson ' l S. Sgt. George Hughes, Jr. M. Sgt. Charles W. Barkins 30 library staff .frm vw, ., 1 qw-PG' HK ' QP' we 'V W 5 1 l ff iliii i i wr, S' 4 f ' b 4 , yn ' fm? if bx""-Xxx x f'?'hf - 1 O O pw.. O U Q Ist Row: Dorothy Hamlen, Head Librarian, Pauline Franks, Betty Jo Clinebell, Helen Arnett. 2nd Row: Laura .la Barbara Clark, Margaret Mancz, Genie Preston. 3rd Row: Gerald Cowell, Ruth Clinefelter, Wilma Blankenship. 31 -- 5 s M4 3 QW... ne Kiester, Lois Myers, X 1, A B x VS? td wx ' Q35 .. an .cf dx. . Y, f, aw N 5 ffffwfgf Q ax Wg ... X ,X ' V W ..,,,,fh. .,' seniors The pinnacle of college days is reached in the senior year. Envied and respected by the underclassmen, the senior is a symbol of the future. Having attained an ideal and worked to the completion ofa goal, the grad- uate is ready to leave the campus to solve the problems of this modern society in which we live. Each individual class member will confirm that the values found, the experience gained, and the friends made, play a great and important part in that adventure of living that lasts a lifetime. This portion of the book is devoted to the seniors, who are the hope and salvation of this country. To these men and women the four years at this University have meant more than counting credits towards a degree. They have been years of fun, of creativeness, and of erecting a good basis on which to build a better future. We are proud to present the Class of 1954, the Seniors of the University of Akron. rnavnuminw- - U-mfM1.Qwv--W-nwmww-,.,... , 4aalan13usnaa.uwm-Omen-g,v E wwrwww, , Y. J x , AY'-v" Zyki 4 .5 1954 senior class officers President BOB SAVOY Vice-President Secretory BARBARA ALEXANDER Treasurer 34 TED STEELE GILBERT AUMILLER Jacquelyn Abraham Education F.T.A. Sociology Club Bonnie Anderson Education F.T.A. Philosophy Club Mary Jane Austin Education A.C.E. F.T.A. Y.W.C.A. cf- me rf: FQ Barbara Alexander Liberal Arts Secretary Senior Class Pierian 5:55 "'?t"""""' me-ss t ff ' , M , If ix xx i wi f- Al-Q 'FTS Q-nn--Q-A Fx X x K wmxwc Wellman Bachtel Liberal Arts Phi Sigma Society Biology Club ivan Student Council Johnson Club Joseph G. Allen Liberal Arts Vice-President Theta Arnold Air Society Lt. Col. Air R.O.T.C. Ag-W fii ' , X Ch QQ l. it 2 ' M i K c U 1 s 1 ff ,S I 0 Mary Arfaras Ames Auburn Gilbert Aumiller Education Liberal Arts Business Administration F.T.A. University Theatre Treasurer Senior Class A.C.E. Co-Chairman Songfest i952 YYY , Jane Ann Bailey Education Vice-President Zet A.C.E. F.T.A. Wh' 44-19- Michael Baker Liberal Arts a Tau Alpha Arnold Air Society 5 lnterfraternity Council senior class of 1954 T me fr'1"d" James V. Barbieri Edward Bqrgefz Business Administration Engineering A.S.M.E. 35 4. Helen Basheotis Education F.T.A. Women's League 1, Barbara Joan Baugh Liberal Arts Vice-President Johnson Club Phi Sigma Alpha Vice-President of Pi Sigma Alpha Donna Bischoff Education Kappa Delta Pi A.C.E. F.T.A. as S kg. ' 'ww V n I Clyde H. Bolinger Liberal Arts Omicron Delta Kappa Varsity Baseball Psi Chi D.M.S. A.F.R.O.T.C. Harold Becker Liberal Arts , if M V .1213 Betty Blaine Charles E. Blake Liberal Arts Engineering President of Home Economics Club A.l.E.E. Tau Kappa Phi O.S.P.E. Y.W.C.A. 36 myisa- 'Qs Jean Basheotis Education F.T.A. Women's League Elizabeth Bauer Education French Club F.T.A. Y.W.C.A. .WW av- i .lack F. Belton Liberal Arts Chairman of Pre-Ministerial Association Journalism Club Buchtelite Staff 'QQ' , 1 ?5'X ,i 4 5 Margaret Berry Education Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship F.T.A. A.C.E. senior class ,, filw 73 Fred C. Bock Liberal Arts Omicron Delta Kappa A-Key Who's Who Student Council President University Theatre X, 3.1, 2, Joanne R. Bozick Education Kappa Delta Pi Secretary F.T.A. A.C.E. Sociology Club Jean Brittoin Business Administration President Zeta Tau Alpha Women's League Council Pierian A-Key Richard Brown Engineering Sigma Tau A.S.M.E. O.S.P.E. of 1954 mm, is-f dnnvw' 'inf 'Inv' Michael J. Buza Engineering Secretary Sigma Tau President O.S.P.E. A.S.M.E. Newman Club fi R 1 3 -at ' 5 E 1. r it Put Case Robert G. Center Liberal Arts A-Key Who's Who Student Council Dance Chairman Pi Sigma Alpha ' Liberal Arts President Tau Kappa Epsilon President Evening Theatre President Spanish Club FF- WV K MW , '705 4 - 44 6 , Lois M. Brown Education Band Orchestra University Singers 5 ,fin ips, f if 3 W' X s William S. Campbell Jr. Business Administration ,fur my f s 5 It . 41, j, Qs, Ak. A ima? wt, . 2 'i 2254111-' 'fl gym..--W Richard Chalfant Liberal Arts 37 'ie A gs,- ,.17"3f5T' "mx Qfgfvw-V' if 'C' Richard R. Carney Engineering A.S.M.E. E.S.O. Chess Club William C. Carillon Engineering President A.S.C.E. Student Council O.S.P.E. E.S.O. John Chick Education Omicron Delta Kappa Band Newman Club F.T.A. iv N ti . X M 1 gm.,-. U Martin Clevenger Robert S. Coben Business Administration I.F.C. Arnold Air Society Pershing Rifles Liberal Arts l ,AJ 'Q L i -Q Walter Collier 'fm xv l 2 ,X . ' Liberal Arts 5 '4 'ff ' , E5 3 .. , ' ' President of Sociology Club X, 5 ' ' M ,C wpnnh- . .0-""""" Robert Coburn i "' Neill COHIHS -If Engineering Eduwfion 7 A.S.M,E, ,X ' Kappa Delta Pi o.s.P,E. H gs F-T-A- f. i Chi Sigma Nu , "' E 1 if I Omicron Delta Kappa I -Q ffl! , if NN. 'U'- . 5 sl I -1 ' fa ', ?k X Rl vw. f. Joseph R. Conley V Robert Corless Hughes Croskey Evangeline Dadoly Liberal Arts '.i11'?"ois Business Administration Education Education ' N Scabbard and Blade Vice-President F.T.A. PfeSiClef1f F-T-A- , fj Sociology Club A-C-E X X I.S.A. Y.W.C.A. A S :T x 4 Angelo T. Dannessa 9 , Education 'Wi' f Omicron Dei-1 K1-ppc T 9 mo l' C H SS Football 3 yrs. g fig I If Variety Show Co-Director Track ,f Q SJJ4 -Q"'5" WW X'-, , gh Maureece Davis Education President Phi Mu Sorority Who's Who May Day Chairman Pierian M' 2 ',,,,,..,-4.4 X, 5 A Wt L. I Mary lou Daugherty Faust D'Avello Education Engineering Cheerleader Sigma Tau Student Council A-Key Newman Club 38 Donald E. Davis Liberal Arts IVE ,X Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Psychology Club Intermural Sports 094 Say' cr xv? Mary Clair Derwort Liberal Arts President Theta Phi Alpha Vice-President Newman Club Joe "Ted" Dick Education A-Key Who's Who Tel-Buch Editor University Theatre s Claude Douthitt Liberal Arts Alpha Chi Sigma of 1954 img, sq ,, Jeffery Economou Liberal Arts .,..W' , A I I I Q ! Xwggef Geraldine Drayer Education F.T.A. A.C.E. French Club 2 Robert Edwards Engineering Baseball Vice-President A.S.C.E. Vice-President Sigma Tau O.S.P.E. lag-4 Tony DiDonalo Business Administration Marketing Club ffis 'QS' Doris Dressler Liberal Arts University Theatre juni 43 Roger W. Edwards Education Baseball F.T.A. 39 Q? X A ski' 'Hmr '.s Sally Fakos Liberal Arts Secretary Women's League Treasurer Panhellenic Council President Tau Kappa Phi r w 4 tv. f J , George Ducas Liberal Arts Philosophy Club Johnson Club Tennis Team Elaine Economou Education University Singers Spanish Club F.T.A. Don Ewing Engineering A.S.M.E. O.S.P.E. QQ 'flff' Norman Falosko Business Administration Secretary-Treasurer of Marketing Club Commerce Club Phillip R. Ferdinand Liberal Arts Arnold Air Society Commanding Officer Psychology Club Philosophy Club z x f sTK1,,.' Norman L. Gamble Engineering A.S.M.E. Sigma Tau O.S.P.E. Jack Guess Business Administration , .,., A Kay W. Fluke Education Omicron Delta Kappa Vice-President Pi Kappa Delta Varsity Debate William Fuller Liberal Arts 73 Pk Carolyn Glover Education Tau Kappa Phi F.T.A. 4v---- its fifffx Q it ,,vov-M- ' 5,9 .A 15 James Graham Engineering President of Home Economics Club Q' 'Qi K if Andrew B. Grible Business Administration Vice-President Tau Kappa Epsilon President of Industrial Management Club enior class Robert L. Haid Janet louise Harding Lullu Cork Harrold Engineering Education Education A.S.M.E. A.C.E. A.C.E. O.S.P.E. University Singers F.T.A. Y.W.C.A. rim F.T.A. aw 'Vi Aa ' ' 'viii' , ai : ' if F T Patrick Hdrl'iSOI1 Dorqthy B, Held Liberal Arts 40 Liberal Arts Sociology Club Eileen Hershberger Education Women's League F.T.A. A.C.E. l An David Himebauch Education President of University Christian Fellowship Treasurer F.T.A. l.S.A. of 1954 sig?-1 MXN John F. Humphrey Business Administration Marketing Club fm Rudy Hinderegger Liberal Arts xl Nnsuqun 3 z Q 1 . x H X 2 Bob Hunsicker Liberal Arts Pi Kappa Delta Political Science Club ,mis C X Av., .-1 ,fi-.5'ih N ' s I E I -I' ,j a x 2 1 s gig-'.-'1, t Siff X s .1 V , ' wi I Thomas L. Hoffman Engineering President Sigma Tau Treasurer A.S.C.E. O.S.P.E. Aldon lnternoscia Liberal Arts 4l I X :Mc tfwgii' 5 S ,rs X ws M '-1 A ,,.,-Q..--M sf 'vi George Hicks Liberal Arts Biology Club Chemistry Club V1 - . lg , I t ii' tu... 'H 1 'f 49. . if fl Q Q1 r Henri Hsieh Liberal Arts American Chemical Society Treasurer of Alpha Chi Sigma Edith Hammond Humphrey Education Radio Workshop F.T.A. fi' Priscilla Irving Liberal Arts Phi Sigma Alpha Past President of Alpha Lamb J . d Mary Ann Irvin Liberal Arts Treasurer Political Science Club Y.W.C.A. W.A.A. lun., ,Pb- W. David Johnson Business Administration Industrial Management Club a Psychology Club Delta lntermural Sports Pi Sigma Alpha Hannah Kawiecki Education F.T.A. A.C.E. l.S.A. Y.W.C.A. vw! , sfss 'Q' Joan Kessler Education President Y.W.C.A. President A.C.E. Past Treasurer F.T.A. Richard D. Koehler Business Administration Rifle Team Commerce Club Marketing Club Y M C.A. 'few ff' St , ,W x f Q S it S , K-if 'ml 5 T ,X Mi Sally Kohnz Education Varsity Debate President Pi Kapp University Theatre Radio Workshop f'N Jerry E. Kehrle Education Scabbard and Blade Kappa Delta Pi yr. A . qs,.3A , 'Y , . gferg A Fi Band A-Q K f 1 Orchestra A Bruce C. Kent 'K 1-0' 3, Q Engineering "M A A.l.E.E. A 'ii' O.S.P.E. U id J www V Q 3 . ' Q , ,W J W vs fs rw fit- J N " x PM , Ang...-..... , Mm' f , ' , ,T , x il 1 . i A Marvin Klein Richard Kline John F. Kneubuehl Business Administration Business Administration Engineering lnterfraternity Council Sigma Tau 4 f 1 A asf, S 1 2 1' Ed. J. Kaski Engineering A.S.M.E. Pershing Rifles senior class in-iw-ur Albert S. Kotti Business Administration Beta Delta Psi l.S.A. Accounting Club A-mf' in...- Cnr' BIN Francis C Kurtz Carl Laden Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Psa Chl Alpha Chi Sigma Psychology Club Karin Larson Liberal Arts A-Key Pierian University Theatre Alpha Lambda Delta Robert Lee Engineering A.S.M.E. ' V y ,r,.e:, m sc U., John Joseph Lynett Liberal Arts President of Political Science Club Secretary of Scabbard and Blade ,ff Dorothy Levering Liberal Arts Feature Editor of Buchtelite Honorary Col. Infantry R.O.T.C. gi" u.-Q x E I aj ,w fiw Irma "Trudy" Litz Education President of Women's League Pierian A-Key Cheerleader Q 52: Mariorie Mackey Education University Singers Orchestra Y.W.C.A. W.A.A. 'QV' 5-.pun-f", i Burton Marks Liberal Arts Orchestra French Club 43 i t 2' ,, is ih . ,wp- Zv, .4 , ,A ,,.,f 1, ,xfafikifriif ' ff-vs V 5'-1 -fag 3 f-mC5..,',y1t,,,: ap, 'sr ,I dw 'fy ifx tk., sig'-A 'Sale tag. Jdseph A. Laterza Liberal Arts .1 . Charles Long Liberal Arts Spanish Club Connie Lowe Liberal Arts University Theatre Pierian Vice-President Women's League Vice-President Phi Mu Albert G. Mazak Jr. Business Administration X ev-. W. ff A K -2 A X ' f 1 it . "' QWe,1 ATX l Mdrlehe MCGil1I'liS James William Mcllvaine EdUCCIfi0r1 Engineering Newman Club A,S,C,E, A.C.E. O.S.P.E. Y.W.C.A. F.T.A. Charles McNeil Business Administration K glam. .fe A' -1 Frank W. Metcalfe Business Administration Arnold Air Society Spanish Club Newman Club George Mousetis Liberal Arts Wrestling Team Treasurer of Sociology Club rv 'f""7 Jean McTaggart Liberal Arts Homecoming Queen Honorary Colonel Air R.O.T.C. ig Louise Merlitti Education F.T.A. Newman Club A.C.E. Sociology Club ,cg if :::..... ,559 X 'WN ' 1 . Q lk 6 3 5: "muy , 1' ' yitrii, Q Q , ,V,, V , N b . ' BV x u is Irene Mitchell Lester Morgan Marion C. Morris Educufioh Education liberal Arts W.A.A. F.T.A. Tel-Buch Photographer I F-T-A- Alpha Chi Sigma as M: Z Q Q W, . i t senior class -X vvvv, ' M12 --Q I ., . 1 Plbw i 7 iam li ""1 ax B x r Y K A f I E ' 2 X as x ,, D A L A 1 . Bernard Moutz Emily Nichols Murphy Gilbert H Neal Business Administration Education Business Administration A C E Student Building Manager F T A Student Council Psychology Club Wh0 S Who Intermural Sports 6 i -1-'.:-f Joan Neller Education President Alpha Gamma Delta Panhellenic Council F.T.A. A.C.E. Herbert E. Nichols Engineering A.S.M.E. 44 Ethel Oakman Education A.C.E. F.T.A. 'ii in 5, if -mr- ,pve-c Y m "'-"""' 2 QQ i QS - 2-. Eli A. Peresta Liberal Arts Phi Eta Sigma Elizabeth Papotonis Liberal Arts Biology Club W.A.A. Political Science Club Phi Sigma Eta of 1954 J' V S . Qfwszeigv I J . zz! if x 1 fi X X' K ,fr L b A X I L 1 G. Dean Poplos Everett Prentice Business Administration Engineering Band Chairman A.S.M.E. President Delta Beta Psi Sigma Tau l.S.A. O.S.P.E. Accounting Club Roger Petty Engineering A.I.E.E. Sigma Tau FUQ ' 8" ,At sf if -nf E fu- .ali 4 in-all George Puzakulics Liberal Arts Marketing Club 45 :uv JUS P1 in i 5'2" "-,. . ' A ,X s -. . g gk ff f f 5 ' V A Jerry Robertson Liberal Arts President of Scabbard and Blade Cadet Col. Army R.O.T.C. Omicron Delta Kappa Eugene Oestricher Liberal Arts .1 f I E, .5 X ,M ' Z' ii ' . L Robert A. Pfeil Business Administration President Lone Star President Newman Club Assistant Manager in Student Building Jeanette Podnar Nursing Merna Rininger Education F.T.A. A.C.E. UQ' ji--qv' , X X Larry Rodgers Liberal Arts Vice-President Arnold Air Society Scabbard and Blade Psychology Club K' f' IQN N Thomas W. Roy Business Administration Marketing Club Commerce Club lntermurals C Robert P. Sauter Business Administration Robert Savoy Engineering All-American Swim Team Senior Class President Vice-President O.D.K. A-Key Who's Who Mary Lou Schellin Liberal Arts f President Panhellenic Council - 4: Katharine Marie Sackett Education Kappa Delta Pi Newman Club Johnson Club F.T.A. June L. Sanders Education QQ, faq Lawrence J. Scarpitti Se' Charles Schambron EClUCGTl0I'1 Engineering University String Quartet A.S.M.E. Concertmeister of University O,S,P,E, Orchestra senior class X Pierian F FN-wwyf! President Delta Gamma ,,-om ,rm 5-'Wk fi-2 f"f",.'5 IWW fm .ww iw? it-:We A r,,,, W L .cw ,Q l tw. Shirley Schley Peggy Scruggs Jean Sewell Liberal Arts Education Education Buchtelite Secretarial Science Club A-Key Pi Sigma Alpha Home Economics Club Vice-President Political Science Club Y.W.C.A. University Theatre me A-Key F.T.A. Pi Kappa Delta , , rw f x MQ? ' -we ' . ffga l A f George Shiner Sylvia Shackley En9lneefln9 Liberal Arts l.R-E- President Pierian 0.5-P-5 A-Key Who's Who 46 University Theatre David A. Smith Jr. Engineering O.S.P.E. A.S.C.E. Scabbard and Blade Pershing Rifles Qfidf A-Q3 M, Dean Smith the Business Administration X A-Key Who's Who Omicron Delta Kappa ' Business Manager of Buchtelite .Tx 'si T in. A .if X' .1 . if 1 . s'ii' L -L ' I if L 2 Sally Smith Donald Spindler Jim Stanford HM Ted Steele Liberal Arts Education Engineering ' Business Administration Women's League Council A.S.M.E. " ii Vice-President of Senior Class Y.W.C.A. I R7 Joan Steiner Education of 1954 ?'5'fii "Qi" 2 N-'X . ..,.A, . , 4538 FFR. ' QQ Daniel Stephenson Lillian Sutter Engineering Liberal Arts A.S.M.E. Secretary Chemistry Club Sigma Tau EW Luke L. Sveda Engineering Sigma Tau Track Team A.S.C.E. O.S.P.E. 47 President Alpha Delta Pi Secretary History Club Panhellenic Council Richard Swarts Engineering A.S.C.E. O.S.P.E. WX mf, TY Wanda Thomas Alec Thomson Education Liberal Arts A.C.E. President Student Council F.T.A. Omicron Delta Kappa Christian Fellowship lnterfraternity Council Jr. Rotarian Floyd Tschantz Business Administration ra M Y I s wx V ? t w , fy me 3 it 5 A t egg, ti f' ' X ' 1 . .. I l Za sl Richard Valentine Liberal Arts Arnold Air Society Pershing Rifles Chemistry Club Dorothy Viola Education Edward Voight 'ilwu-nw Robert Valentine Liberal Arts Arnold Air Society Pershing Rifles ,, 'E r fx 4-4 Ruth Wallace Phyllis Turner Education W.A.A. F.T.A. Buchtelite Tel-Buch -Ninn:-44. Hmm' X William Vantrease Business Administration Industrial Management Club Treasurer 1' -f-,sf , nfs A Ted M. Verbich Business Administration Marketing Club Past Business Manager of Buchtelite University Singers senior class W Charles Walzer Engineering Education Business Administration O.S.P.E. A.C.E. Industrial Management Club A.S.M.E. F.T.A. Commerce Club E.S.O. Y.W.C.A. 9 Home EC Club tam 3005 'km' s-QQ x ' - ri. a ' James Watkins Thomas Watson Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Accounting Club Glenn Wilson Business Administration Vice-President Student Council President Phi Sigma Kappa A-Key Who's Who Varsity A Club of 1954 an F Joseph Wilson Engineering Sigma Tau President A.S.C.E. Treasurer O.S.P.E. Student Council Cary F. Yelin Liberal Arts Alpha Chi Sigma Tel-Buch Mary Zigler Education A-Key Pierian President W.A.A. Women's League Council I William Weichl Engineering President A.S.C.E. O.S.P.E. A. Rf' Marilyn Woloch Liberal Arts Student Council Psychology Club Newman Club Panhellenic Council Wallace Zimmerman Education President Radio Workshop Vice-President Phi Kappa Tau Varsity Debate A-Key Who's Who 49 JUXQQ "-'ww 39-'basin Wm .ARM Qi-N 'fuk Leota Worstell Education F.T.A. Women's League A.C.E. Y.W.C.A. John Yee Business Administration Scabbard and Blade I.S.A. Marketing Club Mildred I. Zinsmayer Education A.C.E. Ohio Business Teachers National Council for Social Studies N. E. Ohio Council for Social Studies m . ' 3 1 1 , 1 1 x Q sf' , l .vb :"- , at ' 'U t C A it H . s g. I Dean Smith Business Administration Being elected to "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" served to introduce Dean Smith to other cam- puses, but to those of us who have heard those cultured tones answer the phone in the student building manager's office, of which he was an assistant manager, no introduction is needed. While maintaining a 3.35 average, Dean managed to be active in Omicron Delta Kappa, the Arnold Air So- ciety, Marketing Club, Pershing Rifles and Pi Kappa Delta. He was a freshman counselor, Business Manager of the Buchtelite, varsity member of the Debate Team, chosen a Junior Rotarian, and was a member of the Casbah Com- mittee. Dean is a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and an A-Key winner. Sylvia Shockley Liberal Arts Sy Shockley is one of the most versatile personalities on campus, excelling in scholarship as well as activities. A 3.41 average, four Pixley Scholarships in speech and the Robert Kaase Memorial Scholarship attest to the former. Her ac- tivities include President of Pierian, election to "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities," vice-president of Delta Gamma sorority, treasurer of Women's League, mem- ber of University Theatre and two years on the Tel-Buch staff. Being a speech major, Sy proved her interest in Radio Workshop by being the Engineer and Continuity Director. She was a freshman counselor and is a proud possessor of one of those coveted A-Keys. ln addition to all this, Sy finds time for Newman Club, Secretarial Science Club, Y.W.C.A. and Le Cercle Francais. annals -'Hail' Neal Collins Education The need for teachers at the present time will be greatly alleviated by the appearance of Neal Collins, education maior. His personality and friendliness are certain to arouse interest in the history field from his students. Speaking "schol- arly-wise," Neal attained a 3.97 average while belonging to such organizations as F.T.A. of which he is past president, Chi Sigma Nu fraternity, and the Y.M.C.A. Honoraries which include Phi Eta Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Alpha Theta. His grades and activities were such as to warrant Neal an A-Key and initiation into Omicron Delta Kappa, men's na- tional activity honorary. Bob Savoy Engineering The outstanding senior from the College of Engineering is Robert Phillip Savoy. Bob is vice-president of ODK, A-Key winner, secretary of Sigma Tau, and a member of Phi Delta Theta. Known for his swimming and diving abilities, Bob was named the Ohio Conference and National Junior A.A.U. diving champion, in addition to belonging to the All- American N.C.A.A. swimming team. He now has a 3.4 ac- cumulative average for 4V2 years of the five-year Engineer- ing Course, which is the highest in the Electrical Engineering Department. On campus, Savoy is president of the Senior Class, vice-president of the YMCA, and member of Student Council. Perhaps Bob is best known as the chairman of the group which picked the Kangaroo as the University's official mascot. Bob Savoy is indeed an "outstanding senior." 0 1 ww i"f,l!'fK'h military training The Army and Air Force ROTC program affects nearly every man enrolled at the University. The four- year course is offered to train future officers for the military services. The first two-year program is a basic course, and the incoming cadets are given their books and uniforms. The last two years is the period for advanced courses, and the cadets receive not only their books and uni- forms but also reimbursement of 90 cents a day. The primary purpose of these groups is to develop capable military leaders among college students and to promote and foster a better understanding between students and the ROTC. To further the purpose, mission, tradition and concept of the United States Military Serv- ice as a means of national defense, American citizen- ship, and to create a closer and more efficient relation- ship among the cadets is the goal of the ROTC program. We are proud to present the many members of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps of the University of Akron. summer camp fori meade md J' , 4. I 4 . wr S QQ- 4.151 1 t f-:E t - .W I ' sf , K , , , V, I A A 1 ,ixsr Mx, , H: 1 JL' it A point of order, Colonel. .-.1 ' Za 2 S wff s ., -f li, 1, informals Look sharp, the CoIaneI's watching. OII1 8 Army. Travel style. "You didn't shine those buttons, did you"? Buck up, boys, here comes the brass. 57 ww .4- lst Row: Cadet Lt. Phillip Holmes, Cadet Lt. Bruce Averell, Cadet Lt. George Kirkendall, Cadet Capt. Earl Smithern, Cadet Capt. M. C. Hill, Honorary Col. Company Com. Jean Kovarik, Cadet Lt. Joe Lenk, Cadet Lt. John Verdon, Cadet Lt. Edwin Koch, Cadet Capt. Ariles Beer. 2nd Row: Cadet Capt. James Harsha, Charles Dahlgren, R. L. Householder, K. E. McGarr, Edson Gorsuch, B. M. Cunningham, Richard Brady, Spiros Arfaras, Richard Allinger, Cadet Lt. John Peterson, Cadet Mai. Joe Latona. 3rd Row: R. D. Simpson, Richard Sheneman, C. D. Pritchard, Martin Kaye, J. L. Ezell, George Ondecker, L. C. Price, F. D. Marshall. 4th Row: Ronald Assaf, Richard Beyer, W. W, Elias, Thomas McChesney, Raymond Damian, Ray Protich, J. Williams, R. T. Raynow, Richard White. 5th Row: Anton Milo, Bert Esworthy, Homer Holloway, Barry Brockenbrough, Donald Eisenhut, Fredric Hoppstock, Carl Howenstine, R. A. Welty, Joseph Schlimm. company a company b lst Row: Cadet Lt. Peter Brunenmeister, Cadet Lt. Michael Kermizis, Cadet Capt. Donald E. Miller, Cadet Capt. John P. Maag, Cadet Capt. Harvey P. Kovac, Honorary Col. Company Com. Ann Tidyman, Cadet Lt. Robert Burkes, Cadet Lt. Lawrence Stelzer, Cadet Lt. CliFford Gron, Cadet Capt. Jim Fenton. 2nd Row: Carl H. Bohn, Cadet Lt. Thomas Kuder, Cadet Maj. Robert McMillan, Robert Alford, Richard Reiheld, Norman Fasig, Richard Dufala, James Schonover, Benny Donatelli, Alfred Hurston. 3rd Row: Stanley Nusbaum, Thomas Wright, Richard Worron, Jack Wilhelm, David Benya, Robert Shively, Milburn Cantrell, Kenneth Shirely, Lawrence Ball. 4th Row: Thomas Paulus, William Noland, Gernard Drayer, Elden Davis, Ernest Sayre, Jerry Goldstein, Theodore Pavkov, Lloyd Haynes, David Chadbourne. 5th Row: Robert Sedmack, Robert Berry, Ned McClintick, Jack Cox, Duane Helmick, Alden Nolting, Grover Miller, Daniel Callaghan, William Burns. .Ln- 1 A . A A A ' '.11':4 P- "u..m..nvnwIUnl:.zgxx..vvv.,,f- are-ef-'....,,. -.gL.1.arav"' w.c.Ml...l ly .' . '.r'.v 1- .. ' f , .... M. . u A A in - A - - 2 lst Row: Cadet Lt. Joseph Mazzagatti, Cadet Lt. Charles Johnson, Cadet Lt. James Kolter, Cadet Capt. Kenneth R. Holloman, Cadet Capt. Donald DeSure, Honorary Col. Company Com. Dorothy Leyden, Cadet Lt. Arthur Famer, Cadet Lt. Emory Geller, Cadet Mai. Dave Longacre, Cadet Capt. George Shadie. 2nd Row: James Quisenberry, Donald White, M. H. Miller, Keith Criss, Roger Bohannan, George Francis, Jerry Young, John Weygandt, Richard Gmerek. 3rd Row: Robert Crutcher, Harold Boughton, Charles Brown, Bruce Bleicnrudt, Robert Abbey, Charles Twining, Lonnie Plamer, Bruce Hausch, Richard Hundley. 4th Row: George Auten, David McKoski, Daniel Demko, Dean Dickerhoof, Robert Davis, Walter Cummings, Alfred Borth, R. F. Davis, Wesley Carr, Russell Livigni. 5th Row: James Kovach, C. M. McDonald, Earl Marsh, Albert Ploeness, Kenneth Henkel, George Parry, Lanny Glenn, Richard Bause, Donald Boston. company e company f Ist Row: Cadet Lt. Paul DiMascio, Cadet Lt. Jack Greenfield, Cadet Lt. Henry Thernes, Cadet Lt. John Reece, Cadet Capt. Frank Stams, Honorary Col. Company Com. Peggy Green, Cadet Capt. Don LaPenna, Cadet Lt. Heyward Glisson, Cadet Lt. Floyd Brown, Cadet Lt. Mark Figetakis. 2nd Row: William McClellan, Cadet Lt. Paul Bickel, Thomas Considine, James Mitchell, Donald Whitely, David Lambert, A. Bartley, Dickie Bailey, F. Fogle, Cadet Mai. Pat Courtney, Cadet Capt. John Yee. 3rd Row: David Pratt, Donald Haynes, James Goldsmith, Jack Culver, Robert Rupp, Harold Hanna, John Kay, Ralph DelGreco. 4th Row: Joseph Fowler, Frank Sherman, Thomas Ker- rigan, Joseph Reich, Gerald Reeves, Robert Boyd, Robert Seaver, Donald Reynolds, Len Chandler. 5th Row: Robert Evans, David Chalfant, Robert McDowell, John Cross, D. J. Dickson, Robert Algea, Charles Clark, William Davidson, Bud Heard, Marvin Walker. Wifi 4 x S331 fi? Zi . . L. Lg - 4. ... 1 -A ' "fl..",i U u ..T-, , X-. X . ,M wan A Y. 5,1 .,,. . , L. , ,, f.. 1 .-...,, .- f - B s r 1 .s mr'--,. . A Q f M. ff- 5 4 .. . W, ,. . . -1 M , iv' LV, MW. C f W.. - for-1gf.g , Q .- 31. Q M: x. -5 - ' f Ki. - - . , . Ein" .df - 2 fre L,,,e.s-fs 11:-2 f f Q L W ' ' "' "' 1' F' V .ft A Ist Row: Cadet Lt. William Mears, Cadet Lt. Lawrence Temo, Cadet Lt. J. A. Prarat, Cadet Capt. James Horrigan, Cadet Capt. James Richie, Honorary Col. Company Com. Sally Pettit, Cadet Lt. Collin Noirot, Cadet Lt. Ronald Sykes, Cadet Lt. Ronald Kearns, Cadet Lt. Mario Tilaro. 2nd Row: Robert Stull, Cadet Mai. John Lynett, Ronald Ward, Thomas Demeter, John Wiener, Robert Terry, Thomas Peterson, Michael Frank, Ronald Wilson, Cadet Capt. Bernard Moutz, Cadet Capt. Roy Emerson. 3rd Row: Adeb Haddad, Edgar Stone, James Beard, John Harig, David LaChance, Richard Easterling, Fred Sommer, Howard Douglas, Clifton Bye. 4th Row: James Farkas, Charles Fiorella, Milton Sovlansky, Frank Zodnik, William Stockton, Raymond Russ, Howard Kelly, John Blank, Clyde Wolverton, Nick Chibis. 5th Row: Robert Matthews, Norman Wingate, James Townsend, Richard Pearson, Darrell Spicer, lval Wilson, Robert Croye, Robert Purdon, Charles Oldham, Richard Smith. company i com pa ny k lst Row: Cadet Lt. Maurice McGuire, Cadet Lt. Joseph Wills, Cadet Lt. Norman Hartline, Cadet Capt. Richard Ellis, Cadet Capt. Thomas Eggert, Honorary Col. Company Com. Shirley Blank, Cadet Lt. Phil Schember, Cadet Lt. Thomas Link, Cadet Lt. John Flower, Cadet Capt. Otto J. Muha. 2nd Row: Charles Kozelski, Cadet Mai. James Purdon, John Brady, David Roughly, E. K. Zaynor, Tom Lo- Cascio, Richard Weber, Joseph Hardy, Cadet Lt. George Manos. 3rd Row: D. J. Schmalz, J. R. Dorff, Bill Lord, Robert Zolnerzak, Bryan McCoy, James Hubbard, Eugene Hoirand, James Klein, James Avery. 4th Row: Karl Dentzer, George Jenks, Richard Nelson, John Lambes, Ronald Weyandt, James Meadows, Lawrence Zerr, Joseph Scalia, R. Bland. 5th Row: Jack Border, Loren Watral, Edward Wal- chalk, Perry Taylor, William Basheotis, W. A. Darby, David Crandell, Carl Pomeraning. '11 s . ' x I , Q J 'W M ,Zi - wma. U. 4. N L. 4' 60 ' ug-a--.q:.....,. J. -..r -vs. ,f ' 1 4: ur. . .rein-.V-Hur:--vw-vo ,' y. 1 Inrmvn... mzvumwrc' ." 1 -' J 1. a xv.. . s sn., ww, Az. nsrvv -' wap.. Ysx W Ist Row Cadet Lt Col Thomas Krengel Cadet Mal Paul Pamer Cadet Col Jerry G Robertson Honorary Regnment Com Dorothy Levermg Cadet Mal Fred Ost Cadet Mal R E Ruff 2nd Row Cadet Mal George Krnska Cadet Lt Col Glen Watson Honorary Battalion Com Jean Kovaruk Cadet Lt Col Edward Holt Honorary Battallon Com Dorothy Leyden Cadet Lt Col Harold Kullman Honorary Battalion Com Joanne Bann Cadet Lt Thomas Hullery regiment and battalion staffs scabbard and blade Ist Row Cadet Lt Thomas Lunk Cadet Capt Ronald DeSure Cadet Col Jerry Robertson Presndent Honorary Captam Barbara Ruftmg Lt Col A Hugms Advusor Cadet Mag Joe Latona Cadet Mal Pat Courtney 2nd Row Cadet Mal Robert McMnIlan Cadet Lt John Reece Cadet Lt Collun R Nonrot Cadet Lt Thomas Hlllery Cadet Lt John A Prarat Jr Cadet Capt Rachard Ellus Cadet Lt FloydL Brown 3rd Row Cadet Capt Otta J Muha Cadet Lt Col Robert W Corless Cadet Lt Charles Johnson Cadet Lt Arthur E Pamer Cadet Capt Kenneth R Holloman Cadet Mal James R Purdon Jr Cadet Lt Bruce Averell Cadet Lt Paul R D4Mascno YJ ll .. 4 .fx . , . v- 1 1 .M ,,,, Y' ' Q my l ' , an A ' -1' K L K 'rs' tx ,l . 4 ,.,, A Y CD M Q ' . Q ' . s s , 1 l V1 v A f a, , ' A 3' A215 wi 5, , J I wr ,W , . . . , . , . . , . I . , . . . . I . , . . , - , . . , . , . . , - , . . O O ' ' I - 1 - I I I ' ' ' I I - , . . I . , . I - - I - , . . , .1 . , - - - - . . , . . . , . , . . , - . , . . , .5 . , . . . if 7 If vs l 7 K . P s A M 2 lg. ? f.ft'4 .P r' vsd KW. . , T .Q -9 v.. 15,1 ,. K xr. I , g X, A ,gc 2 JN, it .fl 1. Jim Eberwine, Charles Kozelski, Kenneth Burkhard, George Tomi, rl e m .lim Goldsmith, Robert McMillan, Don Rinella, M. Sgt. Richard Kelly, Coach, Capt. Thomas Farrington, Manager. . For the second consecutive year, the Hilltop's Varsity Rifle Team is the proud possessor of both the Lake Erie Conference and the National Collegiate Rifle Championship titles. The Zip riflers have now compiled an impressive record of 40 wins and one loss in two years. ln these two years Akron has won two Lake Erie Conference titles, two National Crowns plus one National ROTC Rifle Crown. ln addition to these titles, the marksmen have won 45 awards and medals. The Blue and Gold Sharpshooters were led by their captain, Jim Eberwine, who fired 285 out of a possible score of 300 points in competition for the National Rifle Championship. Team member Jim Goldsmith won third place honors for Akron in the same title bout. Bob McMillan, Chuck Kozelski, Kenneth Burkhart, Donald Rinella, and George Tomi round out the members of the 1954 Rifle Team. The victorious rifle team is coached by Master Sergeant Richard Kelly of the Army ROTC, and is managed by Captain Thomas H. Farrington of the ROTC Teaching Staff. 62 pershing rifles xy Ist Row: Pete Lagros, Bob Jenkins, Gerald Chapman, Cadet Mai. Robert McMillan, Honorary Captain Sallyann DeWoody, lst Lt Arthur Newell, Cadet Col. Jerry G. Robertson, Perry T. Demming. 2nd Row: .lack Horig, Bob Sees, Bernard Estafen, Henry C. Rouse George Angeloff, Dave Benya, Robert Croye, Dick Nelson. 3rd Row: Charles Mealey, Robert Cottrill, Don Meador, Dick Tweedy Michael F. Frank, David Pratt, C. Keith Criss, Bill Lord, George Von Jenks. 63 informals 4 i I i t M ,...mnw H Q , R., Q Q r Hr ff'Rif "" , .t ., .1 Egg? -...Q I ' rf"""' gs- a+ x 'S t ,y a qgv 42 t xv 3 egg R 'S xnxgk X 1 i , Being Captain is no dog's life. What an award! 23 f I U , ru , Q,:Zff' 5 R N N , ,mm A f Wwe f . 744 , ,1..alvF"""' '--Q., far ',, ""-,xx x . ""m,......, --.W Not tear but respect. Capt. Feck addresses the public. 64 2' ,. L 'fs-swf N- ,W sf Joe Allen gets congratulations at inspection. , MMP? Will all this be on the exam? Hats off, here comes the flag. 65 1 . W .mf .. Tuck in that stomach, soldier! lst Row: Cadet Lt. Charles Liebegott, Cadet Lt. James Boone, Cadet Lt. Albert Kotti, Cadet Lt. Stu Terrass, Cadet Capt. Richard Carney, Honorary Sqd. Com. Mai. Janet Bailey, Cadet Mai. Mike Baker, Cadet Lt. Edward Archer, Cadet Lt. Albert Mazak, Sam Belcher. 2nd Row: Charles Kormanik, Pete Demming, Bob DiDonato, Dick Culp, David McQuaide, Bob Jenkins, Gerald Chapman, Jerry Kodish, Jim Lunn, Donald Grant, Robert Freyman, Kenneth Burkhart, William Haley. 3rd Row: James Schonover, Fred Alvarez, Jack Bryant, Richard Johnson, Robert K. Hicks, Byron Hollinger, Tom Jackson, Nolan Douglas, Ralph Jackson, Larry Foore, Jim Bostic. 4th Row: Bernard Broske, Don Hornish, Jack Lenghel, Marvin Markwook, Dave Carlton, William Gaug, Frank Kelley, Robert Alvarez, Roland Bertolini, Mike Lionetti, Robert Carson. sq adron a squadron b 'lst Row Cadet Lt. James Mellody, Cadet Lt. Marion Morris, Cadet Lt. James Graham, Cadet Lt. William Carillion, Cadet Capt. Kay Fluke Honorary Sqd. Com. Mai. Shirley Formby, Cadet Mai. Frank Graydan, Cadet Lt. Phillip Opp, Cadet Lt. Wade MacManus, Cadet Lt Norris Mooney. 2nd Row: Cadet Lt. lNot ldentifiedl , Bob Sees, Jim Nelson, Richard Shelton, Don Strub, Clarence Thompson, Bernard Estafen, Charles Taylor, Dan Molesky, George Spencer, Cadet Lt. lNot ldentifledl . 3rd Row: John Milford, John Prack, Robert Yowell, Tom Riley, Harold Neller, Frank Munyo, Nick Topougis, Dick Obermeier, Otis C. McGhu, John Willis. 4th Raw: Martin Vronnck Ed Pfeifer, Fred Siedow, Charles Nestor, Jim Bruce, George Tomi, Vern Sir Louis, Bill Auten, C. A. Ramsy, Mike Sullivan, David Robinson 5th Row: James Vaughan, James Weese, Terry Woodcock, Jim Weiss, Gerald l.. Thomas-Moore, Jack Postiach, Danny Popa, Dick Patterson, Dave Post, Jim Monahan, Mark McMahon, Richard Rodeman. ,. .. s L A .. - f J?71c1wia. '1x.x.' ff' v I-Y ' JA v- --,- - V, - ,- V . - .sag - - , . , .--. , x .4 .c,, A- 1-Jv1......w..4.m-Jazxwr A .la-:Juv-ds.. ,. Q "" ls A .... A .. L 'Ist Row: Cadet Lt. Joseph Sweeney, Cadet Lt. Carl Noltsinger, Cadet Lt. John Lauby, Cadet Lt. Charles Gross, Cadet Capt. Ferris Fadel, Honorary Sqd. Com. Mai. Virginia Durbin, Cadet Mai. Robert Hunsicker, Cadet Lt. John Snead, Cadet Lt. James Cobak, Cadet Lt. Jack Landis. 2nd Row: James Brant, James Hoza, Dick Hamilton, Dick Glass, Bob Allen, Harold Frye, Bill Nichols, Ed Dunaye, George Angelofli, Ed Bittle, Bob Morrison. 3rd Row: Jerry Forte, Bruce Church, Ralph Baughman, Robert Hammontree, Moses Giddings, Mike Marinics, Bart Hamilton, Don Edwards, James Alkire. 4th Row: Robert Cottrill, Norris Helms, Bruce Brawley, Robert Dierker,lNot Ident- iftedl , Dave Oldfield, Rene Kleinham, Evan Owens, Ted R. Harpley, Dave Nice. 5th Row: Robert Biro, William Drexler, Jim Dye, Mike Dellapa, Richard Burkett, Edwin Eberly, George Herman, James Hermann, Mike Kushkin, Steve Onisko, Dennis Burk, Don Brautigan. squadron c squadron d 'lst Row: Cadet Lt. John Cistone, Cadet Lt. John Costick, Cadet Lt. Bruce Kent, Cadet Lt. Burton Marks, Cadet Capt. Everett Prentice, Honorary Sqd. Com. Mai. Marilyn Flanick, Cadet Mai. Jack Guess, Cadet Lt. Dale Slaughter, Cadet Lt. Martin Clevenger, Cadet Lt. Gene Ports. 2nd Row: Jim Eberwine, Dick Sapronetti, Marshall Heflin, Lowell Wolfe, Tom Harvey, Bob Taylor, William E. Hardman, Ronald Nottingham, Allan R. Thomas, William Powell, lNot Identi6edl . 3rd Row: Bernard Limmen, Ronald Ross, Gerald May, Bob Haver, Glenn Hilbish, Art Kessler, Richard Hupp, Conrad Simmons, Ronald Flowers, Frank Jones. 4th Row: Russell Roberts, Charles Mealey, Frank Mutz, Rocky Wright, Tom Johnson, Chuck Ryan, Henry C. Rouse, Dick Heydorn, Bill Willisford, Bill Nowland, Paul Kunkel. 5th Row: Paul Sheppard, Patrick Fenton, George Homo, Jim Richards, Dick Tweedy, Ray Traster, Donald Miller, William Davis, Robert Gardner, Ronnie Nichols, George Ohm, Larry McGlinchy. l L 4- L - We v,..1..v. .4 W. wmv' In .W -cs wex..x.fs- 1 vs J . CMN..-.. at . nw. -Q, vu A . - ,-n'v . 8 Ist Row: Cadet Lt. Robert Perrine, Cadet Lt. Richard Johnston, Cadet Lt. Harold Price, Cadet Capt. Fred Bock, Honorary Sqd. Com. Mai. Joanne Rich, Cadet Mai. Clyde Bolinger, Cadet Lt. William Fuller, Cadet Lt. Rex Payne, Cadet Lt. Perry Stokes. 2nd Row: William Cox, Glen Billie, D. Kenneth Myles, Frank Kaylor, Leonard Williams, Darrell Cooper, Ben Ammons, Tom DeMita, Jim Angel, Edward Hartz. 3rd Row: Richard Paul, Gerald AcuFF, Clyde Riddel, Jim Kreiner, Eugene Penix, Robert Harrison, Hugh Durkin, Ronald Powell, Pete Lagios. 4th Row: Robert Frutchey, Donald Darkow, Darrell Dube, James Chisman, lNot Identifiedl Ed Barman, Fred Tippel. 5th Row: Roger Woodling, Dick Herholz, Jim Rollence, Bruce Peterson, Edward Dallesandro, Richard Rootes, Donald Meador, Ned Cadot, Don Rinella. squadron e squadron f lst Row: Cadet l.t. Bruce Finnie, Cadet Lt. James Singer, Cadet Lt. Joseph Malone, Cadet Capt. James Standford, Honorary Sqd. Com. Mai. Joyce Neft, Cadet Mai. George Ducas, Cadet Lt. Ronald Vargo, Cadet Lt. Richard Smith, Cadet Lt. Horace Smith. 2nd Row: Bill Helternan, Bob Waddell, Bob Wagner, Richard Jones, lNot ldentifiedl , Ramon Robinson, Richard Johnston, Lawton Vaughan, George Rosen, Cadet Lt. lNot ldentifiedl . 3rd Row: Ronald Simon, Tom Dudek, Jack Johnson, Paul Loach, Jerry Guess, Ed Wright, Brenton Reynolds, Jim Schmidt, Richard White. 4th Row: Stan Tomsic, Ken McCoin, Ronald May, Gary Talmadge, Norman R. Bennett James Wichter, Robert Cannon, William Weese. 5th Row: Mario Russo, Michael Shields, Gordon Oster, Arnold Scheinpfiug, Gene Roe buck, William L. Newenhisen, Paul Maudru, William Grenas. . X 1 i, ,mt f Ky, E' fig Q R 'A Y ,Ama 11' I 1, Cadet Capt. Frank W. Metcalfe, Cadet Mai. Dean E. Smith, g p S a Honorary Lt. Col. Shirley Nord, Cadet Lt. Col. Phillip R. Ferdinand. f s. 1 'Tl i S I I 1, Cadet Capt. Charles Walser, Cadet Mai. Bob Valentine, Honorary S a Lt. Col. Priscilla Irving, Cadet Lt. Col. Harry Welch, Cadet Mai. Charles McNeil. l -ff .3 t l w X V 1 K I l 1 1 8 Cadet Mai. John Kneubuehl, Cadet Lt. Col. Richard Lombardi, Honorary Lt. Col. Nancy Crane, Cadet Capt. James Vandever. Q3 oo? FQ Q 1 1 l W O 1, Cadet Mai. .......... .......,.. , Cadet Lt. Col. Bob Savoy, WI n g S a Cadet Col. Jack Sheppard, Honorary Col. Jean McTaggert, Cadet Lt. Col. Joe Allen, Cadet Capt. Carl Dangle, Cadet Lt. Charles Blair. 70 commissioning Lone Marine Jerry Kehrle gets a smile and handshake from the commanding officer. The top moment in the career of a ROTC stu- dent on the University of Akron campus comes when commissioning day rolls around. lt is then that the top advanced cadets assemble in the presence of Army and--Air Force olticials and the president of the University to receive "C0"9'0'UlU'l0"S0"d 9005 luck-" their second lieutenant bars. Sweethearts, sis- ters, or mothers are given the honor of pinning on the gold bars. President Auburn looks on with approval as Colonel Hugins con- gratulates the new officers. Cadets become officers as a new life stands before them. 7l A l x :Jinx f mf A 1 iw N x -- - ,,,, ,. ,-,M A 5 , Y f 5. -' 4 V 4 ,, - if FW f . , . ' Z P 1 .:. Y -' L , - V ' i ff f if . X :Z 4? ky' ' I L U W' js X.,, .m l ,xx Z , 5 g X .,f ' ' -lx I, f, . f , If - Q A' SI ,, ' f 2 ' - ' . X 1 W . r W I Qfwgyw-ff-Sfn. v V xy . w tx , Ad J' ' 'Y v . , fl' I. X WNW Mmvnwaww-1 1-.nm V IM ul night school The evening session is that division of the University which exists to serve the community with late afternoon and eve- ning classes, on and off the campus. Watching the great stream of students, young and old, climb the Hilltop, night after night, fair or stormy weather, year after year, is a living inspiration to greater deeds. This section of the yearbook is devoted to the taxpayers of the city of Akron who made this service possible, to the far-seeing university administration which created this di- vision, and to the faculty whose zeal has kept the service alive and growing. It is gratifying to note the many night school students who come to take advantage of furthering their education. We are proud to present the Evening Session of the Uni- versity of Akron in its program of cooperation between business and cultural interests. li 'Ist Row: Elaine Mysock, Evelyn Hoover. 2nd Row: Pat McClister, Judy Jackson, Beverly Stein, Frances Russo, Eileen Klingensmith, Betty Adey, Prue Preston, Juanita Morgan. 3rd Row: Dorothy Struglenski, Bernadine Momchilou, Inez Owens, Elizabeth Sammeth. O Left to right: Kenneth D. Bushnell, Jack Kleffman lPresidentl, Lim Huston, Cecil Jones lSecretaryl, Merville Watkins lVice-Presidentl, John O'Breza lGuardl, Jim Casanova lTreasurerl. qw X 1 . 5 X. A 'Ffa- S i ' ' '1 , ,. z X 73? Qyfii ,K fic? . alpha epsilon alpha sigma lambda egg 'f 4 f"'r is 1 Y it .' ,,4 P2321 4 -F: v 4 . 441416352 . V' lst Row: Frances Russo, Don Kaufman, Pauline Matick lPresidentl, Patricia McClister, Don Oberlin, Nancy Elias. 2nd Row: Beverly Stein, Eileen Klingensmith, John Beck. Ist Row: Mary Lou Slonaker, John Beck, John J. Dolinar lPresidentl, l. F. McLeod, Pauline Matick, Edward W. Jones. 2nd Row: Joseph McGrath, Miriam Busby, Zorka Pavlov, Eileen Klingensmith, Wendell A. Scott. Q . A 5" , is ' ' X1 ' . 2 M 4 ,, 8 4 I E xi , g V .. ' f' fkf' yggif fi- 6, 'x .,.3b,jc,,g,H. , .,.4u4.4QmiQ Q5-sf LZ years ago "Years Ago," a three-act drama by Ruth Gordon,was the first evening session play to be presented this year. The production had the appeal of a real life success story because, although the play only covered the teenage years of the author when she was trying to break away from her staid parents and seek theatrical Iaurels in the big city, the audience knew that ultimately she did become a successful actress. The title role went to Patty Carol Vaught, a veteran Evening Session Theatre performer. Joanne Rigdon was cast as the mother, while William K. Taft played the part of the father. The production was under the capable direction of Bill Van Nostran, Theatre manager. fur 76 , The lotze twins initiated smiles by using their own smiles. llackie book reigned supreme over all evening beauties. n I n g n a d e 5 , G f f i D Jackie is presented with a lovely bouquet, symbol of her realm. Mr. Duryea awards a smiling student. 77 iigii vii! 3 I UF of xxx, wwf i J ,- . - " 5- I f j. W it .' Q55 , ,. ,, N3 A .xi . ffl .TTS I '55 K 51 ' L61 f x X I tg? 4 A 1 S X yy, ,5 QQ f W S if . . QQ i xx , 4,-Q -: ,af -x 5, xx, M X V x , D ' c , s w . A 1 QA , , my W ii Jfgv X "iq K X if X Q organization Our school program is set up in such a way that each student is presented with the opportunity of ioining any of a number of school organizations. These organiza- tions may be the professional clubs which will be of help when entering the businessvworldp or the club may be of the type which gathers a group of people together in order to promote good clean fun. This section of the book is devoted to the many or- ganizations which play such an important part in the extracurricular activities of each student on the Hilltop. One may readily see why belonging to any one of the organizations on campus is not merely an enioyable means of passing time, but also a definite step toward the achievement of higher standards of Christian char- acter. We are pleased to present the students of Akron Uni- versity in the many organizations of which they are proud members. student council Student Council, the governing body of the University of Akron, has its members chosen by the student body, so it is a representative group. Comprised of many committees, among which are the A-Key, Who's Who, Assembly, Dance, May Day, and Elections, Council is kept con- stantly busy throughout the year. This year, President Alec Thomson and his Council members have brought about many changes and improvements. For the first time, Student Council had complete charge of Home- coming. A mascot, the kangaroo, was chosen from among three drawings, an official blazer was adopted and a suggestion box was set up for Council. lst Row: Dick Maloyan, Treasurer, Alec Thomson, President, Pat Jenkins, Secretary. 2nd Row: Marilyn Woloch, Vice-President, Glenn Wilson, Vice-President. As a final accomplishment, two Constitution changes were introduced. One, equal repre- sentation for the College of Business Adminis- tration and the other for the election of four councilmen-at-large. 'Ist Row: Dick Maloyan, Marilyn Woloch, Alec Thomson, President, Richard Hansford. 2nd Row: Lois Ahl, Connie Lowe, Peggy Green, Barbara Kessler, Julie Denison, Nancy Quirk. 3rd Row: Nick Chibis, Martin Kaye, Dick Shelton, Jim Singer, Bob Savoy, Joe Wilson, Charles Kline. 4th Row: Fred Bock, Tom Harvey, Phil Opp, Dick Beyer, Jerry McElfresh, Ted Dick. ,Q my 1? 131' ,hi l mn.. X dh, a Q7 wi 80 451 N cz, "lf J 'aii A-'M yjif X4 X N M sig, .J if , lun. in . . 'lst Row: Connie Lowe, Mary Lou Schellin, Sylvia Shockley, President, Karin Larson. 2nd p I e r I a n Row: Maureece Davis, Minnie Griffiths, Joan Kessler, Jean Brittoin, Mary Zigler, Trudy Litz. km Av'-' ' , lst Row Thomas Sumner David Kung James A Wilson President Bob Savoy Dean Smith om i C d e I p Ernest Lalwrence. 2nd Rohn: Norman IP. Auburn, R. D. bandon, Neial Collins, Alec Thomson, Jerry G. Robertson. 3rd Row: W. W. Leigh, Fred Bock, John Lovett, Robert Maxson, Frank Simonetti, Kay Fluke. 4th Row: R. H. Schmidt, Clyde Bolinger, R. C. Berry, John Chick, Joe Lenk. 81 Fred Bock A-Key Who's Who University Theatre Co-emcee of Variety Shows 'Q X ,x Maureece Davis A-Key Who's Who University Theatre President of Phi Mu ls., 7k 'sf a-key Joe Ted Dick A-Key Who's Who Editor Tel-Buch University Theatre 4195 Sally Kohnz A-Key Who's Who Varsity Debate Veep W.A.A. 4 A X 'Safe' Karin Larson A-Key Pierian May Day Crowning Chairman 13 Q' ll ,. tg, 54 4".o The highest distinction that a person can achieve while at the University is to receive an A-Key. Prospective awardees are selected on the basis of their contribution to student life and progress ofthe University. Neces- sary qualities include leadership and scholarship abilities, plus service to the school through activities. A-Key winners are announced at Honors , , Convocation each May. Sylvia Shockly ' ,yi X A-Key Who's Who Z University Theatre , Radio Workshop I' IT Glenn Wilson .A I , A-Key Who's Who My? Varsity A A if Veep Student Council " if Gilbert Neal Mary Zigler Who's Who A-Key Student Building Manager President W.A.A. Student Council Pierian A f"efs,i.fagf,Jv:.,., 41 x 22 Pat Case l W Jean Brittain ' A-Key A-Key Who's Who Homecoming Court Student Council 7 President Zeta Tau Alpha T i Treasurer Panhellenic Counc .lim Wilson A-Key Who's Who President Lambda Chi IFC Secretary and Treasurer N427 wl1o's who Joan Neller A-Key Vice-President W.A.A. Women's Sports fun ff? Bob Savoy A-Key Who's Who O.D.K. Veep President Senior Class Many Akron U students have been listed in the i954 edition of "Who's 'Rs-Q W '4a-- . i Irma Litz A-Key Who's Who Captain Cheerleaders President Women's League if Qin UN A . Q .1 f 5 ' af ,, se' f f. Alec Thomson Who's Who President Student Council O.D.K. Who Among Students In American Colleges and Universities." In order to qualify for this honor, the students had to be outstanding on their col- lege campus. All are seniors, all have commanded respect, and all will leave a conspicuous cavity in their departure from sports, publications, student government and various other fields. 'SEN K aifmk iii Pat Seitters Jean Sewell Dorothy Leyden Editor A-Key Who's Who Buchtelite Radio Workshop Veep Newman Club A-Key Who's Who Veep University Theatre President Alpha Lambda Delta 83 Mary Lou Schellin A-Key Who's Who President Panhellenic Council Secretary Pierian iii 'Wea' we Shirley Schley A-Key President Pi Sigma Alpha Buchtelite Associate Editor 'I 'if s N s , sz, , Angelo Dannesa A-Key Varsity A Club Veep Senior Class J ,XG X ,sf 5 it Joe Ted Dick Editor Jim Wilson Business Manager tel-buch Once a year the Tel-Buch is distributed to the students of the University. ln its pages is the record of the year's hap- penings on the campus of the University of Akron. The sole purpose of the annual is to preserve in pictorial form the events that take place on the Hilltop. lt is the hope that this year's edition of the Tel-Buch will meet with the approval of the student body. Much time, energy, and hard work has gone into the many pages of this yearbook in order to make it meet the standards set by the students whose ideas govern this publication. 9 L D A -we ,, , Dick Malayan Annette Marcinkoski Dorothy Leyden ar' ,f - Asiff N ,,...m J ., ALJ Managing Editor Associate Editor Associate Editor OKHTQ KW: Frances Ryan Cary Yelin Mary Kay Kehrle Associate Editor Photographer Associate Editor Q1 4: ll ' 4 ZZL f . .q ,QW 5 i , ., Z i ESUWV E 'U 4 K f R aisvif jf d""":' P ill" lf1B!I1l'I Marion Morris Photographer 'lst Row: Jack Belton, Jim Wilson, Annette Marcinkoski, Dick Maloyan. Arlene Wenhart, Carol Adams, Carole Vandersall. TS Q-:sv J' fin to 85 Darrell Dube and Stan Tomsic Photographers 2nd Row: Mary Kay Kehrle, Frances Ryan, Dorothy Leyden, '34 'Q li 4 f ss , -4-6-its-W ig ik , buchtelite All campus news is contained within the pages of the "Buchtelite." This semi-weekly paper covers the current events that take place on the Hilltop. ln addition to the regu- lar Tuesday and Friday papers, the staff puts out extra bul- letins and special pictorial issues. Under the direction of Editor Pat Seitters, the news is ac- cumulated, published, and distributed in one of the most interesting publications on campus. ln addition to its many services to the community, the newspaper holds an annual Journalism Institute for high school students in the surrounding X Akron area. ik,- .,.,- , F- W 'T LJ jfflifavzng Pat Seitters Editor-in-Chief 'UHHH-WM.-.wa X it Dean Smifh Jerry McElfresh Business Manager Managing Edllol' 86 iaznfib, si...,g,, xl" QW T W vi-11 we Dorothy Levering Joe Lotona Feature Editor Sports Editor Ist Row: Mary Ann Savoy, Dean Smith, Pat Seitters, Editor, Jerry McEIfresh, Dot Levering, Ray Kiefer. 2nd Row: Marilyn Flanick, Jackie Hager, Judy Deem, Martha Foreman, Annette Marcinkoski, Jim Kovach. 3rd Row: Chuck Blair, Ed Kalail, Dick Tweedy, Trevor Thomas, Darrell Dube. 4 Aa -QJ -...J W X 'X x... 87 wr, F- Q K fi' WDQ 1 is S4 N N5 Q1 xg, 2 X It takes a lot of practice to become perfect. -es-F' 1.-sg!-9r,yQ The new reading room gets good use. marching band "There's something about a home-town band," it's said, and there's certainly something about the University's Blue and Gold Marching Band that gives it a big place in campus life. No football game would be complete without half-time shows, and the band, under the direction of Professor Darrell "Rusty" Witters, works and drills in order to have a new rou- tine for each presentation. There's nothing like spirited marches and fast steppers to raise the spirit of a crowd. Although the band marched with- out a line of Zipettes this year, the shows, especially black light routines, were well received. The band, with its rendition of our Alma Mater lust before the beginning of the second half of the game, renews the Hilltoppers' pledge of loyalty. Akron is proud of its "home town band," and does not pass any opportunity to show it to the community. Any parade from Memorial Day to the Uni- versity's own May Day parade features the Blue and Gold Marching Band of Akron University. '-K .. .14--ivvwm ... concert band "Variety is the spice of life." And so, after the football season is over and marches are out of style, the band changes its appearance. The members of this organization change their uniforms for tuxes and formals as the Marching Band becomes the Concert Band. ' The classical material is practiced by the band under the direction of Professor Darrel E. Witters. Their annual spring concert was held at the Firestone Conservatory on March 23. Glenn Watson was featured soloist in Rimski-Korsakov's "Concerto for Trombone." The finale of this work is known to be a great favorite of the composer. Another high spot of the performance was the premier of "The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth." An unusual arrangement of Joseph Haydn's "Farewell Symphony" was offered. All the players left the stage except the conductor and the two first clarinets who stayed until the end. From the "Star Spangled Bannerw to Goldman's "Grand March," the concert was delightful to all the music lovers. The strings practice hard. , On the big night, practice pays off. jgwzw-1-Wiz' 'i's I university singers Enioying their first complete year at the Conservatory, the University Singers celebrated by giving bigger and better musical programs. The talented group, under the direction of Professor Virgil F. Parmon, head of the music department, blended their voices in order to make the campus ring with their music. The Christmas Assembly, the Founder's Day program, Commencement and Baccalaureate services, in addition to many special concerts, were improved and beautified by the presence of the voices belonging to the University Singers. For the individual student, it is an honor to be chosen as a member of this group. Each applicant is auditioned and carefully chosen by Mr. Parman, in order to keep the group in perfect harmony. The outstanding members of the group are honored at the annual Awards Banquet held each spring before the close of the semester. .i' .. if is E' r , i ' f 442 if . f-lj! fir 7 Down by the old mill stream. Burp! 90 university orchestra With the new conservatory as a setting for their melodious sounds, the University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Henry Smith, set forth with a season of more and better music for the public's enjoyment. Highlight of the season was a Sunday concert which featured soloists Mariorie Mackey, piano, and Maureece Davis, soprano. Miss Mackey played the Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchestra by Liszt. Miss Davis sang "Una Voca Poca Fa" from "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini. Another Sunday concert featured the University String Orchestra. lt was the first of its kind at the University. Organ solos were featured. lt all added up to a very successful season for the orchestra. 91 I-A we V' ,f ff I 1 Q l ...Mx Reading a spot announcement over WAKR-FM, is Al Aloenes, staff announcer, who doubles as a control engineer. qf, ' X iw" if'-'A g X! 0 vw-f ! I , 1 .,,....,,,..,, ' jj Presenting a newscast of campus events is Program Director Ted Harpley, and Chief engineer Frank Jones. ff , 'G' Q.. ,s Y, 29 1 KW., .8 'm I V radio workshop An FM receiver was installed as part of the celebration of the first birthday of the campus radio station WUOA. The station now broad- casts over WAKR-FM from twelve to one o'clock each day. Although basically an amateur venture, many of the staff can be considered professionals be- cause they work at the various radio and TV stations in the Akron area. Radio Workshop offers a variety of iobs and a wealth of experience to those interested in this technical field. From the writing of scripts to the final broadcasting, students plan the pro- gram of the day ever striving for something new and different to present to their listeners. Under the supervision of Mr. Neal Balanoff, Radio Workshop has grown to be a thriving station. The sentence, "WUOA is on the air!" means that the best in radio entertainment is about to be offered by the students at the Uni- versity of Akron. , ., Staff engineer Ronnie Ross is shown cueing an announcer that his microphone is now on. Public Relations director, Jim Kovach begins his afternoon disc iockey progra m. university theatre The University Theatre is the one group on campus responsible for the cultural activities that come to the students at the University of Akron. The theatre seeks to bring to the University stage those plays and dra- matic presentations which appear on Broadway. The nucleus of this small but hard-working group is formed by students interested in seeing the theatre come to its own in dramatic activities. Donald S. Varian is the director of the group and under his guidance three plays a year are presented for the benefit of the students of Akron University. ln order to be a member of this select group, certain point require- ments are necessary for entrance into the society. These points can be amassed by any day student interested in some phase of theatre life. Lanny has lots of pull. Nxi W Q ,J is if V ll 'v "f---Amd-.f1-1:-suv.. fit -1 '24,-YG-"file-1, V, ,J 3, .'f'S,2ff 'B -fjq',Pl1?,g" 4'y,w" ,V W,,7Ju7'yf5 ff:,'.Qfgyf1-'-Q2 a g, i,QlF'g5x44y:-'. + ,I ff A W 'Q' Q " , Charles Johnson and Jim Kreiner inspect a fountain used in play A ,gwi QW' X Fred Bock and Jack Bennett have things out over Ames Auburn. Mau,-eece Dgvig is Qne gf the wheels. 93 -ov' www' .-MNH' Gilbert Neal Manager student building M L f f 1 it 'Ist Row: Jim Kovach, Clifton Bye, John Milford. 2nd Row: Paul Kunkel, Chuck Cummins, Larry Hawse. 94 with - fl 'i .A "3" f wtf A wg f X , 4 :rn , Ray Kiefer Asst. Manager Kenneth Holloman Asst. Manager Y! A Charles Johnson Bruce Finnie Asst. Manager Asst. Manager The center of practically every student activity on campus takes place in the Student Building. lt is called the hub ofthe University. One of the few buildings in the United States to be run entirely by students, our Student Building houses the lounge and cafeteria. The offices of the Tel-Buch, Buchtelite, and Student Council President are also contained within its do- main as is the workshop and dressing rooms ofthe University Theatre. This year the Student Building was led under the capable direction of Gil Neal who worked with four assistant man- agers, and a work crew in order to keep the condition of the building in good working shape. Under thew watchful eye ot "Ma" Gorman, who keeps the boys laughing, the Student Buiidifwg is kept neat, clean, and ready for all occasions. , E td 'QQS' fiik Y-17 CI? S Davnd Kung Barbara Baugh Prnscllla Irvmg Shirley Schley Jerry Robertson "!'.,-"2" ,ff polmcal sclence club lst Row Ernest Lawrence Prnsculla Irvmg Jack Lynett Mary Ann Irvm Ivan W Parknns 2nd Row Shirley Schley Barbara Baugh Marnlyn Woloch Davnd Kung J G Robertson 3rd Row Ted Pedler Jack Paul Pete Demmmg Wm 'Wm Wi'-ff? 95 ' Q I 1 3 5 A -'19 f- ' -v' '- me , ,xr Z . , , I ' ., I 4 L , Q7 if l Q x f' Q V, 1 ,N Ar I , 9 x fu 3 I f N' ,Q ,, " ' ,xi R. A .. by , - ' W -h I , LV 3 I ' M QM f . - I mx .M x N N -... ' ,L 1,-Q. s 4 , ' fr, ' ' M 3 ,, .. , 3 ,. 1 I if 5 X 3 -: I I I I ' 0 0 0 0 0 : I I I I ' ' : I I , , . . . : , , . wr-W cy .' , , 5 . 'IS ,Q Q 9 YZI7 96 7 3 'rr 'T' o ICM' Ist Row: Walda Shanaberger, Aileen F. Boggs, Elaine Gustaevel, .loan Kessler, President, Eileen Shean, Marguerite Wilson, Ruth McEntire. 2nd Row: Anita Kirk, Betty Hutson, Jeanne Gilmore, Connie Burleson, Shirley Kirsh, Sophia Topalsky, Leota Wc rstell, Patricia Schultz. 3rd Row: Paula Irving, Helen Kermizis, Phyllis McNatt, Carol Adams, Martha Foreman, Roberta Fodor, Carol Stake, Mary Jo Young, Billie Maxson, Barbara Kesler. 4th Row: Marilyn Ray, Artemis Stratos, Sylvia Biorn, Jan Harding, Joan Neller, Ruth Wallace, Maggie Wilson, Lesley Perrell, Mariorie Koehler. 5th Row: Jackie Triche, Betty Chapman, Faye Willis, Shirley Davidson, Mildred Glo- car, Jean Brittain, Lila Nichols, Dot Levering, Carole Vandersall. y. w. c newman club lst Row: Marie Klocker, Annette Marcinkoski, Joe Lenk, President, Dorothy Leyden, Joe Edminister, Barbara Ramicone. 2nd Row: Mardene McGinnis, Sandra Grover, Audrey Seib, Mary Ellen Curtis, Nancy Quirk, Evelyn Sveda, Sally Jo Hahn, Toni Augustyn, Doris Gerry. 3rd Row: Henry G. Koerber, Paul Kunkel, Michael Quirk, Will Raymond, Dave Benya, Bob Marson. 4th Row: Ray Daugherty, Larry Shay, Larry McGlinchy, Jim Jameson, Frank P. Williams, Carl Gilbow, Dick Gmerek, Bob Harrison. 8 ,ga- C 4 is 5 Z 0 i 'N 'vu 'BWI 'Z' mar v-9 'CID X, W ., l to 'K' lst Row: Shirley Davidson, Mary Zeiter, David Hinebaugh, President, Bertha Beardsley, Dorothy Hamlen. 2nd Row: Robert Shively, Wanda J. Thomas, Margaret Berry, Marcia Swope, Edna Fouet, Art Kessler. 3rd Row: William Weinsheimer, Ray E. Fouet, S. Bruce Detweiler, Elden L. Davis, Grover C. Miller. university christian fellowship pre-ministerial association Don Davis, Jack Belton, Ray Fouet, Bill McClellan, Dr. R. H. Sandefur 97 I' X rf! 7-nr Ist Row: .lone Blankenship, Dr. Ray Sandefur, Sally Kohnz, 2nd Row: Kay Fluke, John Reece. ' k cl Ir 'Ist Row: Jean Sewell, Jane Blankenship, Sally Kohnz, Fay Willis. 2nd Row: l l p X r '1-ly is cl eba Te Tea m Kay Fluke, John Reece, Deon Smith, Bob Hunsicker. 1755 l14, IVV an KI 1627 'Isl Row: Jean Sewell, Karin Larson, Donald S. Varian, Sylvia Shockley, Doris Dressler, Sally Kohnz. 2nd Row: Ted Dick, Kay Fluke, university Theatre radio workshop Ist Row: Sally Kohnz, Jim Kovach, Barbara Ramicone, Ted R. Harpley, President, Frank Jones, Prudence Leatherwood. 2nd Row: Don Sudia, Karin Larson, Pat Primrose, Nancy Wooddell, Pat Loury, Eileen Johnson, Ronnie Assaf. 3rd Row: Joseph T. Dick, Ronnie Ross, Dave Post, Al Ploenes, Grover C. Miller, Edward Pavelchak. 4th Row: Fred Bock, W. L. Zimmerman, Jack Bennett, James Jameson, Don Meador, Will Raymond. -:tv X YR: 'Z'- 'Qt sg., ii, gm 428' WAX q, N A -.-FVHR' 1: x5 .gs Vi 1 Q1 i ,W Ist Row: John Flower, Pat Fanning, George Ducas, President, Priscilla lrving, Barbara Baugh. 2nd Row: Judy Deem, Stu M. Terrass, Paula Irving, Paul Douglas, Nancy Farver, Cathy Howard, Jerry G. Robertson. 3rd Row: Robert Berry, Robert Coben, Dr. Laurence Lafleur, William Fisher, William Modzelewski. This group got tired of waiting for the photographer and left. philosophy club vczmf :rx 1 Ars. 4-4.3fn.. 1 . .. iff A - f vi -. .Nw u ,Yi ....1.. X -'- us. ff Qi f' 2- 1 we-41" 'W 1 we ' f w..ssQ,,5m,. ..... Quai! 4:9l.xz,,'7ns.Aunw. 11-.. si: T7 fr-1 i 'H ' Cs? . . -.3 X.,-, .,,,,-N vi-if ...rs it .1 ij , l .9 s N X if l.. Cv vu' 4: U""'-1, 1 Ns, t' .I ,ii Ist Row: Dr. Charles Rogler, Florence Kershner, Walter E. Collier, President, Wilda Cunningham, George Mousetis, Dr. Samuel C. Newman. 2nd Row: Billie Maxson, Vivian Myers, Ruth O'Brien, Marguerite Wilson, Jean Opp, Barbara Wise, Mariorie Vance. 3rd Row: John Hurst, Wayne Burke, Mary Clare Derwort, Hughes E. Croskey, Wilbur Cushman. sociology club psychology club lst Row: Dr. Priscilla Meyer, Martha Nye, Dr. Paul E. Twining, Francis C. Kurtz, Clyde Bolinger, Dr. Ruth B, Clayton. 2nd Row: Dr. Rollin M. Patton, Marilyn Woloch, Mary Lou Schellin, Dr. Wesley O. Alven, Vincent Smith. 3rd Row: Guido M. Listella, Joseph G. Allen, Robert Giebenrath, James Watkins, John Nixon, Jr., Gene Hutchinson. B 4'9" s--f Ist Row: Herb Nichols, Luke Sveda, J. W. Mcllvaine, Phil Opp, Jim Singer, Michael Buza, President, George Shiner, Robert Haid, Bill Carillon. 2nd Row: Don Ewing, William E. Weichl, Norman L. Gamble, Gene C. Ports, Don Corbett, Peter G. Ringeis, Floyd H. Jean, Richard W. Swarts, Edward T. Voight, Edwin J. Koski. 3rd Row: Robert Edwards, Thomas Hoffman, Bruce Kent, Joe Wilson, Walt Dom- broski, Bruce Rogers, M. J. Davisson, Charles E. Blake. 4th Row: Leonard A. Mercer, Richard W. Brown, Everett Prentice, Faust S. D'Av- ello, John Kneubuehl, David A. Smith, Edward Bargetz, Robert S. Coburn, Daniel Stephenson. ohio society of professional engineers american institute of electrical and radio engineers Ist Row: George Shiner, Roger W. Petty, Floyd H. Jean, Chairman, Joseph A. Takacs, Bruce Kent. 2nd Row: Kenneth Merchant, Donald Corbett, Bob Savoy, Charles E. Blake. 't Y 0 4 ,353 :Q 'ms av- Nw. FY l J A t ff A 4, ' , A , XX V t ,A I . I ,. V, I 4 W 102 1 R' :-if is 5 J i,,..,,,, X " ' in f X fast i-lkxf, f 'S . .5 v i ' I gf' 'X , A f ly. Q lst Row: Gene C. Ports, Norman Gamble, Everett Prentice, President, Robert S. Coburn, Edward Bargetz, Robert Haid. 2nd Row: Tom Hughes, Richard R. Carney, Richard W. Brown, Michael Buza, Edward T. Voight. 3rd Row: Daniel Stephenson, John Kneubuehl, Don Ewing, Herbert Nichols, Edwin J. Koski. 4th Row: Bruce Rogers, Faust 5. D'Avello, Jim Stanford. american society of mechanical engineers american society of civil engineers Ist Row: Luke Sveda, Robert Edwards, William E. Weichl, Co-President, William C. Carillon, Co-President, Richard W. Swarts, Thomas Hoffman. 2nd Row: Phil Pop, Joe Wilson, J. W. Mecelvene, M. T. Davisson, David A. Smith. 3rd Row: Peter G. Pingeis, Leonard A. Mercer, Walt Dombroski. '5.."' RX Y x s QL, X . J -54 g'U"" A ,A S--I t. 3 C' Q- s, 4, X L- LX v - v. .7 is B 1 , f--8 X' ""'-av I X 5" X , ,- We-if"n. M ii l lst Row: Sophie Papatonis, Barbara J. Myers, Kiki Bambakidis, President, Pauline Gingo, Lois Ahl. 2nd Row: Anton Milo, Thomas Link, Paul Acquarone, Margaret Kraus, Walter C. Kraatz, Edward Morris. 3rd Row: Fred Hoppstock, Richard B. Chalfant, Kenneth R. Hollo- man, Richard Ellis, Wellman Bachtel. phi sigma society biology club Ist Row: A. P. Allman, Paul Acquarone, Walter C. Kraatz, Kiki Bambakidis, Richard Chalfant, President, Wellman Bachtel, P. R. Kremer. 2nd Row: Edward Morris, Ray Federman, Ray Damian, Thomas Link, Pauline Gingo, Elizabeth Papatonis, Eugene Oestreicher, Kenneth R. Holloman. MW, . V F y ii ml i ni' -infil- 1-5 ,N Uv 2' Wx' .1 f iw! 3 xi 1, f 82 gy? i i ,. 3 ff Ist Row: Gerald Corsaro, Bill GiFfen, Robert Purdon, John Refiner, Melville T. Nolt, President. 2nd Row: Henry Hsieh, Russell Livigni, Fred Shannon, lgnacio Telleria, Cary F. Yelin. 3rd Row: R. E. Weekley, Emery Braidich, James R. Purdon, Jr., Marion C. Morris, Claude A. Douthitt. alpha chi sigma industrial management club Ist Row: Edwin C. Vinsel, Clifford E. Woodruff, Bill Vantrease, F. L. Simonetti, A. B. Grible, President, Paul Collins, Robert W. Corless, Gene Kline. 2nd Row: Stanley Folda, Eldon Crislip, Roger C. Michael, Ray Kiefer, Frank Gradyan, Ray Schafer, Bob Saliter, J. Kury, Earle R. Hall. Y' ,U IP' ,rw '05 X ks.. if ...lv . lst Row: Barbara Myers, Eloise Garritano, Amy Fundoukos, President, Sandy Horroun. 2nd Row: Bonnie Jean Kaltwasser, Patricia Aldrich, Jean Colopy, Marilyn Valentine, Jean Brittain. secretarial science club home economics club Ist Row: Ruth Ream, Carol Keach, Carolyn Glover, President, Nancy Schrady, Phyllis Jost. 2nd Row: Adelaide Diller, Amy Fundoukos, Pat Dettling, Anita Kirk, Pat Pramik, Frances Ryan. 3rd Row: Mary Ellen Curtis, Mary Lou Culin, Janet Bailey, Mariorie Koehler, Mary Kay Kehrle. 19' QI? XTX! 'GQY' lO6 1 .41-1:4 no T7 -..-rffr x l X , cj 0 0 E S s 1 Ist Row: Lola Williams, Jan Harding, Joan Kessler, President, Mary Hranilovich, Annette Marcinkoski, Ruth McEntire, 2nd Row: Sarah Sweeney, Shirley Kirsh, Prudence Leatherwood, Mary Arfaras, Sophia Topalsky, Leota Worstell, Sara Spracllin, Patricia Schultz. 3rd Row: Margaret Berry, Merna Rininger, Mary Zeiter, Carol Stake, Marguerite Wilson, Joan Spalding, Pat Jost, Dona Bischoff, Barbara Watson. 4th Row: Wanda Thomas, Nancy McCann, Betty Hutson, Joan Neller, Ruth Wallace, Margaret Wilson, Shirley Hockenberry, Shirley Myers, Carole Vandersall. association for childhood education future teachers of america Ist Row: Carol Adams, Ruth McEntire, Hughes Croskey, Evangeline Dadoly, President, H. W. Distad, David Hinebaugh, Edith Humphrey Carole Vandersall. 2nd Row: Kay McCarthy, Janet Harding, Barbara Watson, Leota Worstell, Mary Arfaras, Margaret Berry Sarah Sweeney, Annette Marcinkoski, Margaret Wilson, Sophia Topalsky. 3rd Row: Elaine Gustaevel, Eileen Shean, Joan Spalding Pattilou Kirk, Merna Rininger, Wanda June Thomas, Rhea Morrison, Patricia Schultz, Sara Spradlin. 4th Row: Pat Jost, Betty Hutson Tomasina Nancy, Joan Kessler, Ruth Wallace, Shirley Myers, Mary Zeiter, Lester Morgan, Neal Collins. Y Q 'K' 'VW if IVA 2 C3 fl 511537 . a m , lst Row: Barbara Ainsworth, Mary Ann Hatler, Sally Kohnz, Marilyn Flanick, Anne Tidyman, Annette Marcinkoski, Pat Salem. 2nd Row Dolores Semester, Kiki Bambokidis, Trudy Litz, Lesley Perrell, Carol Keach, Dolores Woloch, Sue Gunther, Carol Adams. women's athletic association women's league council lst Row: Mary Zigler, Karin Larson, Trudy Litz, President, Sylvia Shockley, Connie Lowe. 2nd Row: Joan Kessler, Dorothy Leyden, Sally Alexander, Lois Ahl, Peggy Green, Jean Brittain. CID if A 405D 'CTT 'T '7 fgn. 1 X N-U. ,J -. N X N37 . ' ll 5 'Q A,.-Q, f'5s,",-is F9 X ,nm KV W'- 'Ist Row: Priscilla Irving, Richard R. Brady, Barbara J. Bough, L. Clarice Davis. 2nd Row: Gerald Hardy, Martha Foreman, Dot Levering, iohnson club 'rertulia espanola 'Ist Row: Donato lnternoscia, Elaine Economou, Dallas Thompson, Frank Metcalfe, President, Eloise Garritano, Robert G. Center. 2nd Row: Betty M. Wettatyne, Robert K. Smith, Paula Irving, Charles Long. 3rd Row: Mario Caponi, Mario Russo, Ed Boss, Mary Clare Derwort, Nina Dasch. 'Q -dt? ww-. 'HGV WZ?" divx, i x X!! l X rf. I s 7 f' N QXX Ist Row: Richard W. Brown, Roger W. Petty, Robert Edwards, Thomas HoFfman, President, Michael Buza, Daniel Stephenson, Faust S. D'Avello. 2nd Row: Luke Sveda, Norman Gamble, Gene C. Ports, Donald Corbett, Floyd H. Jean, Kenneth Merchant. 3rd Row: Everett Prentice, Joe Wilson, John Kneubuehl, James E. Singer, Joseph A. Takacs. I C phi sigma alpha Left to right: Priscilla Irving, Barbara Bough, Clyde Bolinger. llO sigma Tau lfx "N VF' .-431' QF? ""'l"lr QTY 2 . 'far' I Q 'wwf ' .-v"""fA'a lst Row Mary Jo Young Clara G Roe Loss Ahl Presudent Prlscnlla lrvmg 2nd Row Donna Melhorn Paula lrvmg Karm Larson Ruth O Brlen Momca Mushunskn alpha lambda clelfa ph: era slgma lst Row James E Sunger Presndent Alvm M Ruchards Charles E Twmmg 2nd Row Owen E Rnchmond Bull Gnffen Stu M Terrass Bob Savoy Els Peresta x-PY xx! X was -'x Malawi.. xii' 'game' X X my is 5 ,ff fm ui MX 2 if it " 0 Q I Az f . 0 ,,, f ng Q ' Q-dw ,Xf 52 9 - I sw is W' KV , Q Q46 4 iyx fig, 32, A 3 UA 325 7 ifk Qxfa ' . f .,f AZ X w f f I 0 Xl R , K 1 47 X 1 nf V f ' ' "' 0" v x U A WL f n '1:..:Qz.,:+f.f . by ,, ffyffb A 5 k i 5, Y 9, ,, Q 1 ' b , O 4 V, mtv .1 1 ' f X f f VE-V I K Hiya 4.3 , , .ff V1 N X X M QL.v sports The University of Akron offers a well-rounded selec- tion of sports activities, in addition to its regular aca- demic curriculum, to those who enter the Hilltop's halls. Those who are interested in maintaining physical action have the opportunity to participate in a number of collegiate varsity sports as well as enter the intra- mural program. A Because competition is the entering factor in each person's life, the University provides an outlet for these channels by challenging other schools in competitive play. Activities which are part of the school program include football, basketball, baseball, track, wrestling, swimming, golf, tennis, cross country, and intramural play. The symbol of the "Varsity A" is much respected by the members of the student body. Without the men to represent the college, Akron U would indeed be little known outside of its own community. The Hilltoppers are proud of the loyalty shown by the men wearing the gold "A." The Tel-Buch is pleased to present the University of Akron in its sports activities. 0 K fm- W HARRY A. "DOC" SMITH Educator . . Philosopher . . Sculptor . . Coach . . Trainer . . Harry A. Smith served the University of Akron for more than a quarter of a century. He had retired from the University faculty the summer before his death. "Doc" was 65 years old when he passed away in October. The figure of "Doc" was a well-known and beloved sight among the many persons who came in contact with the gray-haired trainer. Many an athlete will remember "Doc",for his skilled work. Thirty-five of his years were devoted to the coaching and training of athletes of the Akron area schools. ln l926, Harry A. Smith became a member of the University staff. He later ioined the College of Education faculty. At Akron U he contributed the spark for many a Zip victory. Besides physical assistance he was noted for his philosophical value. Perhaps the plaque on the wall at Buchtel Field reading, "A quitter never wins and a winner never quits,' will be best remembered because it comes closest to summing up "Doc's" attitude toward life. Because he was a combined friend and teacher, because he lived a life of service to others, because his spirit and skillful training greatly aided Zip athletes, we dedicate the l954 Tel-Buch Sports Section to the late Dr. Harry A. "Doc" Smith. H5 seniors - x 's "T Jim "Mouse" Horrigan Joe Malone Back Guard Touchdown Club Trophy Touchdown Club Trophy Outstanding Back Outstanding Lineman fs 5, .A i 1, ' is iNrfM?fwr:',kwL f - Ag vw' , ' N an . - 3 I, ,fl 1 V ,Q if-W , A , . ' A I 3 . ,L 73, bf ,,yW3,i3gg'ivi,v5sQl Q .5 ,i J 4 i gn- f. , ' ,fi'- Ms ,' J . ' f , , X '-'v"--' M B 'af Q WN' M" ' ww-M-w - f. , - , 'f ra ' e 'f ' '- f: :If . .X ' f fx. 1 , X' ' .. I ' YV , 4 ig 1 , 1, , .Li S f I K 5? . , W, , A - N I at GN r lf 9' .1 - U 41 Frank Gradyan Dave Longacre Center Center Captain N-,W x g a: I T 2 f ' A: ii ,614-:Mrk ' -UWUWM '12 Frank Stams Paul Bickel End Tackle H6 f .4 ml, Y vs ' 95 ff, . 6 'Fx ws T. .6 amqr 2 I V! L H x v .""' 5 ji , , , ,wh 1- ,I x I. 4 A' ' ,I ' X if Bt! g ,TR V f 1. 4221, i K W 2 ee. EA:-i -,J A ,251 rs 5 J Q A F ' V we s ' .J X -, Si J v- v We ft T" ,1 if J ix 4 X I A 5 zu A?-lil J 'fl A ' tt' 32' J fl 41 rs - if 1 in 5, "-A-Y' .JT-52' Ist Row: John Verdon, Joe Malone, Vince Didato, Jim Horrigan, Tom Hillery, Mario Russo, George Auten, Angelo Rizzo, Tom Conti. 2nd Row: John Martin, Frank Stams, Bill Gaug, Phil Schember, Paul Bickel, Frank Gradyan, Dave Longacre, Larry Hamlin, Chet Beke- leski, Joe Mazzagatti, George Shadie, Coach Andy Maluke. 3rd Row: Coach Tom Evans, Dick Cardarelli, Dave McKoski, Jerry Reeves, James Townsend, George Craig, Ronnie Vargo, Howard Spicer, Tony Paris, William Williamson, John Brady, Coach Kenneth Cochrane. 4th Row: Coach Hal Smith, Marion Rossi, Walter Kirn, Bob Schutzbach, Bob Andreyka, Joe Palacek, William Auten, James Foughty, Bill Boalich, John Cistone, Don Grant. 5th Row: Larry Foore, John Costello, Frank Debevec, Clifford Chapman, Tom Daughtery, Dennis Burk, Henry Charno, Dave Harper, Coach Joe Mazzaferro. Scores Akron Opposition Akron Opposition O Heidelberg 26 38 West Va. Tech 32 26 Findlay l2 l6 Mount Union l5 39 Whitenberg l 2 20 Wooster l 8 26 Muskingham l3 l9 Kent State 54 l 4 Ohio Wesleyan 28 M gifs x.cs. .. ,ssl Marion Rossi Chet Bekeleski Back Center All-Ohio Conference All-Ohio Conference ll7 fi . freshman team ...use l 1 I . I. l l A, 1 ' 1 4 ' ' id f- ' 3 if . F X ' f.,"A:'.Tfi F "l - i ua X N is xii, ls, I' . 2 , l4lg.il3' W4 Nxzki. ll A I JV' I Tx? ,C V1 , " J A llxzfr K K .,. I Q '- jf. x ,V .5 , .I F? , -f - 5 1 , 5 1 is . J if 1 fi3'ia8""' . K f Ll 3? 4 ' ' ' If 1 ' g 2 ,pill TLT . 4 , if A N in 'FL' if if ' ii S fig? WM lf' Aww Q7 if ,Ll if A " ' T 'T tv '?l'AKPlflN iw L we urn? l -i 7 'I . , W Q .3 C if? ,V--s X sy Thirty-five prospects greeted freshman coach Hal Smith at the beginning cf the football season. This season was the first for Smith as freshman grid coach. A l95l graduate of the University, Hal was helped greatly by Joe Mazzaferro, last year All-Ohio guard, as line coach and Glen Wilson, last year's leading Ohio Conference punter, in charge of the backfield. V The frosh lost their first game to Mount Union's freshies in a close T2-7 contest. A last minute touchdown pass overcame a 7-6 Akron lead and spelled the margin of victory for Mount Union. The yearlings obtained a sweet revenge in their next game as they gained an impressive l9-7 win over the Mount Union freshmen at Buchtel field. All three Zip scores were set up by Mount fumbles. The trip to Cleveland for the following game proved to be very profitable. The Zips gained their second victory i9-O by defeating Case Tech. Akron was led against Case by fullback Dick Patterson who racked over for two T D's and an extra point. Running up against as good a freshman team as the varsity that faced the Akron charges a week before, Hal's freshman eleven dropped a 28-O decision to the Kent State freshmen at Buchtel field. Many of Kent's "freshmen" were transfers from other schools. Smith's gridders wound up with a satisfactory 2-2-O mark to hold their own for the season. ll8 coaches The Zip gridders this year were one of the best coached groups ever to represent the Hilltop. The squad was under the watchful eye of four men. Kingpin of the group was Kenneth "Red" Cochrane, head football coach. "Red" is also the Athletic Director of the University. Assisting Red with his labors were Tommy Evans, the team Backfield coach, Andy Maluke, the line coach and Russ Beichly, helping out wherever he was most needed. The staff did an excellent iob and helped Akron come up with their first winning grid season in many years. ' V, E 1, Tommy Evans . Backfield coach A, ls, Kenneth "Red" Cochrane, Head Football Coach and University Athletic Director. m E if is , if 5 .Y 1 5 , lx, v' . f W. f i V in . , vylz . Q 1 'Is , - We 5 ' f Qi. ' .. N f 'Y 'r Q , 4 ,,.,, , ... A I if Q NWN! X. my ',,, A ,:.. if ll ll 'H is - ' ' , 1 rye:- gm-.:. ,,.: X 72" , 'Q sf is g fx ia? . is f' slr: ft 2 , .rm 94? A ,f,'Sl...r 1 , rs-iff 'S Y 44: .1 - ' ' J V ' 4- ' .C . .o..., ,s . of-, r 'sv Ms is . -" sniff. H' "-umm-hw Andy Maluke Line coach ll9 ,N M,a,M.V.,.,, -HM' ,qulwwss RSMN '? The perennial gridiron war cry of "This ls Ou r Year" became a reality on Akron's Hilltop this season as Coach Kenneth "Red" Cochrane guided the Zips to their first winning record since I946, and best since l938. Holding a lease on the Ohio Conference second division for the past six seasons, the '53 Hilltoppers wound up with six wins and three defeats this year, and set a new lsince l900l single season scoring record with 198 points. Up until the last two games of the season, the Zips were serious contenders for top Conference honors. The big change-over started early in Septem- ber when better than 6O candidates turned out for opening day of practice. Sixteen returning lettermen, including Angelo "Buster" Rizzo of l95l fame, bolstered by a bumper crop of local prep school products such as fullback John L. Martin and Jerry Reeves, gave Cochrane and his assistants their gridiron material. Two days before the semester began, the Zips opened at the Rubber Bowl with Findlay. A 20-point second quarter sewed up the 26-12 win and the Zips were on their way. The following weekend a brilliant passing attack centered around Rossi, combined with Rizzo's shifty footwork, netted the Hilltoppers 39 points, their best output of the season, as Wittenberg College fell 39-12 at Springfield. Muskingum College drew 8,500 to the Bowl on October 3 and the Zips were up to the occa- sion with a T3-point final frame that completed the 26-13 victory. Let's hurry up and get this over with, I'm cold. W . .N . f, f, 1 X 'si ' if .HB -5 TYVA Don't hit me, I'm fragile. Below-One, two, three, kick. ci .s A-Qi' f 'Wi fa-iii A wi ww, Y l2O Last one on's a sissy. X ' , He went that-a-way. Below-Look! I found a penny. ,I -s A 4' .,,, 1 Ji .. W I , ,M-uv. .X , vs." . I ,C 4 H A yr ? .-gr , f- . Tw 4 " ,sL1"1"f-"M iq. '. ' al' 'J A 4 ' R - ' . - P? is -9- v '-s"' A 11-"f5f1f-fit.. xxx- ,lfd 2.3, D -' . it a """ '- us "J 121 Making the 300 mile trek to Montgomery, West Virginia by plane, Akron hung number four on the line 38-32 over West Virginia Tech. Better than 9,000 turned out on Homecoming Day to watch the Zips eke a one-point victory out of Mount Union. Another squeaker on October,24 at Wooster ended up as Akron's sixth consecutive win. The score was 20-18. Kent State upset the apple cart in the tradi- tional Wagon Wheel game at Kent. News of Akron's six straight hadn't reached Kent yet and the Flashes poured it on as in years past to the tune of 54-19. . Akron moved to Tiffin for game number seven. Heidelberg, which finished second in the Con- ference, shut out the Zips 26-0. Ohio Wesleyan's Battling Bishops left no room to doubt their number one berth in the Conference as they wound up an unbeaten cam- paign against the Zips 28-14 in the Rubber Bowl finale. The Akron Touchdown Club gave the out- standing back trophy to Jim "Mouse" Horrigan, a senior, and the line award to Joe "Hass" Malone, another senior. Chet Bekeleski and Marion Rossi were named to the All-Ohio Con- ference eleven by the Akron Beacon-Journal and Rossi finished in the top 25 among the na- tion's small college passers. His total of 957 yards was tops in the Conference total offense bracket. But the best indication that Akron's winning ways won't end here will be seen on the grad- uation program this June. Only six gridders will be graduated and only one has been lost to the service so far. Earl Smithern, Guard Mel Kiser, Center varsify V152 .f hu, Jim Beck, Guard -' . gig, 5, Us 1 f A a. we-'? M'Ux -'fy e ' -- A , f ,. - I, ,, , N ,wx if-' f 1, Q' fziffwf g J.. Ml 5 ,3,f,zg. 5Q-.,A.qg:Kfkx1,1w ky: gan: ,, 21:15 ' X' W-vw--.7 -:ff "' - ,VW , . .., f , ,Q M. I-1, I j2A,,,f -- ,Q g 4 ASNYSK N3 m3J",g2i"3i5Z X N-f -' " :Ts wg , 22' v 1 xz, . , 1 fu . f rf ... X ' a' . 4 1 . ' .. --,-yy-X .wwf " .. 1 ' 15 ' .ffgj .gg 1 f, wi 4454 : Q ' 9 I 5' .1 N- 5 ' 'wdwil ' WNV, X I 1 f . gg,- , J. i I ' we f A E 'l' M g , iw, Q s .l v , www. , ,J Y 1 X, ' :E 'I-if X . A " 4 A -, A ff Jim Fenton, Forward Not pidured: Don Adey, Forward 122 lst Row: Coach Russ Beichly, Earl Smithern, Red Fenton, Benny Averiette, Jim Beck, Frank Kaylor, Don Adey, Joe Magyar. 2nd Row Bruce Averell Jim Weiss Ed Batman, Ray Rootich, Pat Fenton, Alex Adams, Bob Denham, Mel Kiser, Elton Landahl. 3rd Row: Joe Vedekan, Jim Monahan Ronnie N chols Charles Cl ne Chuck Oldham, Gary Talmadge, Orrin Foster, Joe Reich, Bob Nesta. Akron 64 64 79 74 56 7l l 02 70 69 60 77 77 74 60 74 57 65 58 75 77 75 74 SCOTES Western Reserve Oberlin Denison Heidelberg Goodyear Westminster John Carroll Ohio Wesleyan Muskingum Otterbein Kent Marietta Youngstown Santa Barbara Wittenberg Wooster Kent Mount Union Slippery Rock Heidelberg Ohio U. Case Tech l23 Opponents 75 55 56 64 72 79 82 66 72 55 84 82 80 87 56 76 77 66 57 73 80 67 story Coach Russ Beichly's l953-54 basketball team be- gan the season as defending Ohio Conference Champions. Six out of the twenty-four squad members were returning veterans. Four were freshman high school standouts. The returning veterans were Jim "Red" Fenton, Earl Smithern, Mel Kiser, Elton Landahl, Jim Beck, and Don Adey. The freshman basketballers were Alex Adams, Ben Averiett, Bob Denham, and Jim Wiess. Akron got off to a poor start in their efforts to repeat as Ohio Conference champs. Western Reserve's Red- cats took advantage of the Zips' defensive weakness and won although Jim Fenton scored 26 points to be Akron's high point man. Oberlin furnished the Zips with victory number one. Alex Adams was high scorer with l6 points. The Zips rolled to their second straight victory by downing Denison College. And Beichly men made it three straight Ohio Conference wins with their victory over a tall and speedy Heidelberg team. Adams col- lected l8 points for top honors. The old year ended with a couple of holiday losses to the towering teams of Westminster and the Good- year Wingfoots. The latter was billed as the City Bas- ketball Championship game. Starting off the New Year like the Zips of old, Akron downed John Carroll. On January 8th, Akron won its fourth consecutive Ohio Conference victory over Ohio Wesleyan. ln a hard fought battle at New Concord, Muskingum College halted the Zips Ohio Conference string. Big Mel Kiser proved his worth to the Zips as he combined his offensive and defensive talents with top scorer Alex Adams to knock off Otterbein College. Once again Kent proved too powerful for Akron, as the Zips were on the short end of a 84-77 game. Make it, Earl! Up, up and away. Below: Watch where you're going, Red! .W W juli' l T24 Shall we dance, Don? Too late, he shot. Don't shoot, Jim--Don' l25 Exam week, known on campus as "The Pause That Depresses," had its effects on the Zips. Akron lost not only the next three contests, but also two outstanding freshman players. Marietta College, Youngstown Col- lege, and California's Santa Barbara College all beat the Zips. Another "depressing" feature of exam week was the loss of Ben Averiett and Alex Adams. With 26 points, Jim Beck led the Zips on to victory against Wittenberg College. Another loss was marked up as Wooster proved too much for Akron. Jim Fenton with l7 points led the Zip scorers in the defeat. And for the return game, Kent again beat Akron. Mount Union handed the Zips a twolpoint last minute defeat. The Raiders were in command throughout the game holding a steady three or four point lead. Weiss tied up the game with one minute 24 seconds to go. Then Mount scored two points and that was the game. TheVZips found Slippery Rock State Teachers no problem as they won easily. This was Akron's eighth win in l8 games and avenged last year's defeat at the hands of the teachers. With 25 points, Beck led Akron U to victory over Heidelberg. Even with Jim Fenton back into top scoring shape, Akron dropped its llth game of the season to Ohio University. The last quarter Zip drive failed to catch the Mid-American Conference team. lt was Jim "Red" Fenton night on Friday, March 5th, Fenton was honored for his athletic abilities and con- tributions to Akron sports. It was also victory night for the Zips. With 23 points, Fenton led the battle which ended in victory over the Case Tech team. ix Q of 'NJ' fix ,N 1 coach RUSS BEICHLY With a thirteen-season record that ranks with the best in the nation, Russel J. lRussl Beichly began his fourteenth year as Hilltop basketball coach. A graduate of Wittenburg College, class of 1926, Beichly came to the University of Akron after coaching var- sity athletics at Akron's West High School.Under his tutorage, the Cowboy varsity squads were annually among the best in Ohio. His basketball squads gained seven Akron City X S X Championships and qualified for State tourneys in five con- X 5 secutive years. ln 1932, his West High team won 19 straight 1 5 gi .1 games and the state high school basketball crown. A Since coming to Akron University from West in 1940, l 5 . Beichly has had only two losing basketball teams. His 14 Xxx season overall record shows 193 wins in 309 games. Akron lg has won four Ohio Conference Championships under Beichly's leadership. record Year Games Won Lost Pct. 1940-41 6 .684 1941-42 3 .833 1942-43 3 .857 1943-44 5 .667 1944-45 lOCl X 2 .913 1945-46 lOCl 5 .791 1946-47 10 .630 1947-48 9 .625 1948-49 lOCl 6 .718 1949-50 9 .640 1950-51 20 .130 1951-52 :W 20 .167 1952-53 7 .708 1953-54 1 1 .476 193 1 16 .624 il' BeichIy's 1944-45 edition paced by Fritz Nagy is the only Blue and Gold quintet ever to enter the charmed 20 victories circle. tr Seven of Akron's victories in 1951-52 were forfeited due to the unknowing use of two ineligible transfer students in the line up. OC indicates years in which the Zips won the Ohio Conference Championships. JIM FENTON zip cager "excellent" The reason you went home hoarse from so many Zip games and the reason you came back to Goodyear Gym the next time Akron was in town even though the season was mediocre . . . the reason sports scribes carried the record books to each game . . . in short the power behind the Blue and Gold Hoop punch was Jim "Red" Fenton. The only senior on the l953-54 club, Jim was presented with a plaque from the athletic department, scroll from the senior class, and certificate of merit from The Akron Buchte- lite, for his outstanding basketball achievements over the past three seasons. Opening his collegiate hardcourt career as a sophomore, Red ioined the exclusive "400 Club" with 4l0 points in the l95l-52 season. His 85.9 free throw percentage led the nation's small college charity chuckers that year. Up until that season only Fritz Nagy ll 944-45l and Hank Vaughn ll949-50l had eclipsed the 400 mark in a single campaign, and since then the only new club member is Mike Harkins ll 952-531. In his iunior year the slender one-hand artist ioined an even more exclusive group meshing 527 points, 20 points off Fritz Nagy's still standing single season mark. His totals led the Ohio Conference scorers. But all of Nagy's records couIdn't stave oFf the Fenton onslaught. On February 7, l953 Jim tallied 'l9 field and seven free throws for 45 points, a new University single high, while the Zips pulverized Hiram ll4-87. The ll4 team points also stands as an all-University mark. Nagy's old single game mark of 42 was made against Heidelberg in l945. For his efforts Jim was named as a Converse All-American honorable mention selection, All-Ohio second team forward by the Associated Press, and All-Ohio Conference first string forward and team captain also by the AP. This season Jim's torrid smashing pace was hampered by a shorter schedule, bad sacroiliac, and a recurring leg iniury. Nevertheless Red managed to erase Nagy's career scoring mark of i258 points and he amassed l3l0 points in 67 games. Not limiting his athletic talents to the hardcourt, Jim has been a three-season diamond standout performing around shortstop and second base. T-'uf .Y l 9 Q lf- ' . v 5 . is , , , P ' me if I " i 5 x" K 5 mir E Ac 1 i le 33 1 2 , gn gi A n v J jf' ix, ,' , 4 M , 1 .. , . ,J ' X 1 l ,Q fi ki X x l.. li. F ' J ' g , Ii g i , I . L... Red receives the Touchdown Club trophy for the outstanding basket- ball player and the Les: Hardy trophy for the highest scorer. l27 ss. .V X Qpivlt ... . .VM 2. .1 nv, QWQR xii., I as g ' L 1 N ' , .... ., it na ,L If if-5 ' ,: fs .wir l .5 grass "?F"W""' ' . J -. f f'-Q sf ff -. 1. -V-, ' P 1 . V ,, .Vg M-, li'l'aQ,l,Q i er "" - 'f 7 . - 3 , .. 5. 4 'Z 51,5 V-L 'Q ' -I - x , Y mnwmssam up JU B ." , . sf' 4 I ' 3 inf' f xg Sim I l w 'D - Kr- i. ,Q X ' I 4 ., H .bs - ' U . W NL X wx. x. -s - A It QA J r f 4, .w1.,,f-wg - . .'.,'xQ9rqi I -7- ,A hil.iNgi370,ftmz y 1 5 X .. 4, i wi ' -1 we V f 'Ali f ..f '. ii? gig.: 'Lil-N ' A ,V ,214 .a-,211 1.13 '- 4 ' vii gm" I , if '1.'- ' ii, Y. is-xy ' , ,Bet .. . if Ifiggff f Q ., . ' '- 1 Tw... 1 VW It 5 ,.b,,,Al .lg AA A z we-1 A Jw ' . N .0 W ,fp A, .. 4 t . , F' " ' ' 'f N' " - ' "Y f f , .sm . 3. Y J 1 A, 5- V V Q: ' - 'W " ' K N . Slide, man, slide. baseball Behind the steady play of four seniors and a bumper crop of talented first year men, Akron's Zips copped six of their seven Conference tilts for their first diamond pennant in the history of the University. ln overall play the Zips won 9 of l2. John Cistone, in his third varsity year, paced the woodmen with a .375 mark. Senior Jim Fenton, the team captain, fashioned a .359 for second place indi- vidual honors. Outstanding player on the team, however, was freshman Bobby Raynow. The portside center fielder hit collegiate hurling at a .324 clip, led the team in extra base blows with five lthree doubles, a triple, and a homerl, and drove in I3 base runners to rule the RBI column. On the mound "Old Reliable" Roger Edwards controlled his way to a 4-O won and lost total permitting only l.25 earned runs per game. Another new- comer, Pat Fenton, made up for lack of experience with an assortment of offer- ings and came up with a creditable 3-l record. Biggest improvement was Howard Kelly, who worked on his control to the point where he became the "stopper" on the club. Kelly posted a 2-l record, his only loss being a 2-l decision to Wooster, and led the staff in strikeouts with 46 in 33 innings. Much ofthe credit for Kelly's improved performance goes to workhorse catcher Jim Floto, the Zips' number one exponent of heads up baseball. lst Row: Don Alvarez, Nick Jateff, Bill Cunningham, Fred Alvarez, Bobby Raynow, John Cistone, Harold Bowden, Glen Hilbish. 2nd Row: Coach Russ Beichly, Roger Edwards, Joe Lenk, Howard Kelly, Tom Kringle, Jim Floto, Gene Mariano, Jim Fenton, Clyde Bolinger, Russ Garcia. E , J xfsi X ff? fl , t X F ! A If ' In it 1 aff' , ,A s 'it .swi fiv' gif .,,, W -.... f ,-.N - a CX'-S ZZ:- XY ..f"""' track Two lOO point lopsided victories and their second straight Kent State win highlighted the 6-3 won-lost campaign turned in by Tommy Evans' thinclads. ln Conference meets the scanties posted a 5-3 mark. Their first century win came on their first start of the season against Otterbein at Westerville,lO3-24. Two meets later the Zips poured it on Hiram College lOl V2-25V2 before a home town crowd at Jennings Field. The season's crowning touch came at Kent on May 18 as the Zips stood off a brilliant display of Flash Captain Dick Bartfay to win 85-62. Six of Evans' charges accumulated more than 50 points over nine meet course, with sophomore John Weiner leading the pack at the 93 V2 point level. Sec- ond place individual honors go to Grover Miller, most improved runner on the squad, who gained 67 points in the distance events. Miller's performance went a long way in making up the gap created by the loss of John Lovett, top point getter of '53, Hard luck pushed the Zips off their 6th place '53 pace at the 5l running of the Ohio Conference Track and Field Championships at Delaware, Ohio on May 28 and 29. A foot injury incurred by weightman John Verdon, a stumble in the hurdles by John Weiner, and a pulled thigh muscle suffered by Dick Sapro- netti, kept the Zips' total to l7 points and 7th place. Ohio Wesleyan, the host institution, won the crown with 47V2 points. Verdon still managed fifth in the shotput despite his bandaged foot. Weiner finished second in the low hurdles, and recovered from his fall in the highs in time to gain a 5th, George Shadie gave Akron a third in the broad iump, and Dick Sapronetti placed third in the vault. Remaining were picked up by Bud Wenger with second in the 880 and a fifth by the mile relay team. Get that baton and run! -ni Dick Sapronetti clears the bar at-12 feet? ? l29 5 Q J, ,W ,l as-L i 5 o tx if x. so gk v 'ff f K i , I 4 Howard Barden receives the outstanding wrestler trophy. Mario Russo 'I' Z , 'Q' , i Y 4. A, A Vs.. Other team members: Carl Bohn Ray Damian Dave Douglas Bart Hamilton Mike Kermizis Frank Mutz wrestling Sweeping six opponents, four by landslide scores, Akron U's matmen put together the only undefeated season in the history of the sport on the Hilltop. Mario Russo, team captain, was the only undefeated grappler on the squad who wrestled in every match. Mario competes in the l67 pound class. Lightweight H23 lbs.l Ray Damian is also undefeated but took part in only four meets. In post season tourneys the Zips finished third in the Second Midwest Ohio invitational Wrestling Tourna- ment at Findlay College, and capped the First Annual Ohio Conference invitational Tournament held at Crouse Gym. At the Findlay meet the Zips were unable to enter a full team due to iniuries. Seconds by Carl Bohn U57 lbs.l and Bart Hamilton ll77 lbs.l combined with thirds by Howard Barden ll 37 lbs.l and Mario Russo H67 lbs.l to give Akron U l2 team points. Findlay College won with 38 points. Five Ohio Conference schools entered teams in Coach Andy Malukes First Annual OC meet at Akron a week later. The host Zips gained five weight crowns in the finals and picked up 36 team points to win the meet. Mike Kermizis ll 30 lbs.l, Howard Barclen ll 37 lbs.l, Dave Douglas ll47 lbs.l, Mario Russo ll67 lbs.l, and heavyweight Frank Mutz won the laurels for the Blue and Gold. Captain, and only undefeated wrestler who was in every match. at-masse-sf: "W WP-ni . twat Q ..., spa' .ft "You can get out of it, iust don't lose your head." l3O swimming With the vision of their own practice pool in the very near future the aqua-Zips made their best show- ing in recent years with a sixth place finish in the an- nual Ohio Conference Swimming Championships at Ohio Wesleyan's Pfeiffer Natatorium on March 6. Guided by undergraduate coach Bob Savoy the Hilltoppers gained I2 points in the eight team meet. The Akron points were picked up by a fourth place finish in the 300 yard relay 15 pts.l, a fifth in the 400 yard relay l4 pts.l, a fifth by Jim Foughty in the div- ing event l2 pts.l, and a sixth by Bill Auten in the l00 yard free style ll pt.l. The 300 yard relay swimmers were Loren Watral, Wade MacManus, and Bill Shelton. On the 400 yard relay team were Dick Rootes, Bill Shelton, Wade MacManus, and Bill Suten. Final championship standings were as follows: 'lst Kenyon College, 2nd Ohio Wesleyan University, 3rd Oberlin College, 4th College of Wooster, 5th Wittenberg College, 6th UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, 7th Denison University, 8th Otterbein. In overall play the swimming team won one of three meets, their first team win since l95l. ,xii X W wth l Wade McManus gets the trophy for outstanding swimmer l ly is , ffl Q , Q gwtl V The Zip Mermen tennis il ig . 06 ' 4 5 is v Q Q 3 A Y Q WEE q T fs "W ,LN V' if , I h W Avg Y 1 . .U vi , J' ,J 9 4 1 'lst Row: Eugene Oestreicher, Gary Talmadge. 2nd Row: Phil Haberman, Unidentified, George Ducas, Mark Figetakis. Hampered by two one-point defeats, Coach Andy Maluke's racqueteers split eight overall decisions while chalking up a 4-2 Ohio Conference mark. Freshman Gary Talmadge paced the Hilltoppers with an unblemished 7-0 mark. One of the lone tally setbacks came at the hands of Kent State, 4-3 on April 30, ending the Zips' post war domination of the series. Dropping off of their 5th-place i953 pace, the netmen collected a 2-point 6th-place finish at the annual Ohio Conference Tennis Tournament held at Oberlin on May 2l and 22. Denison University topped the l0-team field with l8 points. Both Tal- madge and Mark Figetakis went to the semi-finals of the meet. Dick Taylor of the championship Denison entry stopped Figetakis 6-l, 5-7, and 6-2 while Talmadge met a similar fate at the hands of Bill Wiggins, also of Denison, 6-4, 6-4. Bright spot of the regular campaign came in the last match as the Zips whitewashed Hiram 7-0 for the second year in a row to gain the .500 level. Other individual singles won and lost marks for the regular season are Mark Figetakis 7-l, Gene Oestreicher 5-3, Phil Habermcm 4-4 and George Ducas l-7. Clyde Bolinger, Hilltop diamond star, completes the l953 tennis picture. He filled in for Gary Talmadge in the Fenn match and won his match. l32 W.8.B. The Women's Athletic Association is the one and only organization on the campus of Akron U, which strives to provide recreational and physical activities for the women on the Hilltop. Each year the group provides opportunities for coeds to participate in such activities as badminton, archery, and volleyball. Competi- tion for the sororities takes place with such team games as basketball and bowling. A plaque is awarded to the sorority accumulating the most points for intramurals, and this year Alpha Gamma Delta was the recipient of this honor. The girls who are members of this very active group, sponsor an annual all-campus square dance in the fall of the year. During the spring semester coeds from various universities and col- leges in the surrounding area are invited to at- tend a "Play Day" on a Saturday afternoon. This year two representatives from Akron U were sent to Muskingum as delegates to the state convention. ' The executives on the board plan the seasonal activities that take place during the school year. The organization is under the capable direction of Miss Gwenn Hilbish, who is faculty advisor. ,. . ft K gli g ,.kAx...f S f' , M ,Kg i Efiw . mark ay 6 5: mia.. The slogan "Bigger and Better in I953-54" helped Mark Figetakis make this year's intramural program a huge success. Figetakis had some big shoes to fill when he took over the IM iob from last year's commissioner Jack Benson. But he filled them and in some respects improved on Benson's fine program of the previous year. A record number of teams participated in the IM basketball league this year with a total of 27 squads entered. Figetakis also started the IM competition with our rivals, Kent State University IM champs. Akron won the volleyball contest with Kent, but lost the basketball tussle by three points. Figetakis had the following goals at the beginning of the year and he seemed to have fulfilled them all. More student participation, an- nouncing the events in plenty of time, more publicity from the Buchtelite, more spectator interest, naming of All-Star teams, competent student officials, and more and better equipment. Interest on the student spectators' part seemed to have increased this year. Often more than IOO fans witnessed the cage contests this year. Figetakis developed a competent official stat? which included Clarence Azar, Glen Wilson, Mel Mann, Clyde Bolinger, and Jim Beverly. Figetakis praised the student officials for an excellent job this year. Coach Cochrane paid him a huge compliment by stating that this year's IM program was the best the University has witnessed. l34 flgetakls intramural commissioner intramurals Results of the l953-54 Intramural Sports competi- tion are as follows: First place in the basketball tournament was Lamb- da Chi Alpha fraternity. The Kangaroos, an Independ- ent team, won the second place honors. The foul- shooting award was given to Don Luckett. Phi Delta Theta Fraternity won the honors in the volleyball competition, with Phi Sigma Kappa, second. The IM wrestlers that came out on top were those of Phi Sigma Kappa. Second place went to Theta Chi. First place in the singles and doubles competition of the badminton tournament went to Phi Delta Theta. Theta Chi placed first in the golf tourney. Phi Delta Theta took first in the spring track meet. Second place went to Azar's Independents. Phi Sigma Kappa and Tau Kappa Epsilon took first and second place respectively in the bowling. ?l'llS1 ff,4pplf?l Everything from badminton to bowling. Above and Right: The basketball competition was really rough. C.. N, ,J y lx X, Otficials Clyde Bolinger, Clarence Azar, Jim Beverly, and Mel Mann made them follow the rules. l35 l 4 I Ag greeks There are sixteen Greek letter organizations on the campus of Akron University. These groups are gov- erned by Panhellenic and Inter-Fraternity Council which bring the members together in solving problems which are pertinent to the functioning of the fraternity system. Without these two organizations composed of members from all the Greek groups on campus, the fraternity system would still be many disassociated groups wandering around with the mistaken belief that each has nothing in common with the other. Each of the eight sororities and eight fraternities se- lect the members who will ioin in the ideals and prin- ciples of their organization. Before any member can be fully initiated into a society, he must first undergo a period of probation. Every Greek group works to stimu- late and encourage those who come under its influence. We are proud to present the Greek letter societies of the University of Akron. w f,w,f Qs no jfff L ,few R R ' . ,M . ,us f f 12157 N "' W ff '-Y W""w' ' ' ' 5 ,. 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Kliluk fx ms-M' .L-4 l adv ' -X. lst Row Duck Moloyan, Pat Mellody Rnchord A Hansford, Jock Koerber, Presndent, Hank Rouse, Wess Smith. 2nd Row: Rocky Wright, Wollf Lewis, Marlo Russo, Tom Paulus, Tom Krengel, Joe Latona, John Reese, Ted Steele, George Rosen, Floyd Brown, Mark Figetakis, T G9 'BT QQ X x X ,gs Q 0 5 ...KEY 'XXX' nr in Qui K A95 is 5' 1 5-., VVH Ist Row: Pauline Gingo, Maureece Davis, Nancy Farver, Mary Lou Schellin, President, Jean Brittain. 2nd Row: Jane Cullen, Nancy Quirk, Gloria McCarter, Annette Marcinkoski, Sandy Harroun, Mary .lo Young. 3rd Row: Joan Neller, Pat Fanning, Marilyn Woloch, .loan Steiner, Karin Larson, Mary Ann Semester, Grace ChaH:. l39 1 x J ual alpha delta pi T 11 K Ani it 1' ""'sww Ist Row: Tomasina Nancy, Marylou Groetz, Bernice Moore. 2nd Row: Anita Kirk, Gloria McCarter, Joyce Hine, Jean Kovarik, Mary Keirn. 3rd Row: Joan Steiner, Shirley Dyer, Pat Kerby, Marion Francesconi, Bobby Jacobs, Mary Zigler, Mary Catherine Hoffman, Ruth McEntire, Jean Schillinger, Bonnie Jean Kaltwasser. beta tau chapter chartered 1938 President Jean Kovarik Alpha Delta Pi started the season off right by getting l7 new pledges in rushing. They had their house painted and did some redecorating on the inside. Socially the A.D.Pi's had a full program. This included a formal, a square dance, and several parties with fraternities. The thing that set off the year for A D Pi, was their very successful Circus tea. At this tea they always choose the King of Mirth and it is becoming quite an event. l E l l , 140 fl Ist Row: Marlene Myers, Norgie Thornberry, Betty Hreha. 2nd Row: Libby Kittelberger, Marilyn Riley, Patricia Aldrich, Joanne Pamer Nancy WykoFF Barbara E. Jacobs. 3rd Row: Joan Horner, Kay Ann Jubin, Nancy Rose, Loretta Capatosta, Audrey Seib, Beverly Gates, Grace Prats Patti Evans Hail, hail the gang's all here. Here. Take it and blow. 1 Go, Mary, go. 5 55 7 No horsing or clowning around please. 4 rg, we g Q2 l kg ' 1060... V4 X. .1 1 M' L 2 ff'-' g t r . tf'wAf:.: HM' 7 1 , 1 ' . If ' A -s I 1 E l . ' 2 5 .0 A ....... fs ,, , 0 lx, " N li 4' ' t Q on ,if . I 1 l A l 2 rx TP lvl pd' 'au X 4 l V ' 4. , J " ff: - ' Q, - Q - I .. . -.J ' L .. l l 5 1 1 ,. 4 .gf .. f"iiQ if , :La M -fl ' ' ' E M QQ . If, fy, M ' ' 1 is ,A I W1 , I :raw 1 1, by 4 . ' Q fr: - I, 5 l is . V X U W S19 5 I N is. fn .' 1 ph! A j Q We A w I i 2 ' ' ,Vs -' ' l 1 24 -X f f s JY at 5, X A '75 'QT' 5 R v 3 l , x Q X x 1, N, fi ff . -..X Y Q ff' s Il 'Ht' . W f 3 V, 5.4--jg .qi if K ,uu- " 1 2255 555, 1 r 'Ist Row: Harlan Abrams, Jerry Kodish, Marty Kaye. 2nd Row: Phil Haberman, Jerry Goldstein, Marvin Klein, Eugene Osetreicher, Stan Nusbaum, Bob Trasin. 3rd Row: Ray Federman, Bernie Left, Emory Geller, Cary Yelin, Morrie Berzon, George Rosen. I h 'I ' Master Gene Oestricher a p a Lt. Master Harlan Abrams Scribe George Rosen Exchequer Stan Nusbaum theta deuteron chapter chartered 1941 142 When school reopened in the fall, the men of AEPi found themselves to be one of the smallest fraternities on the campus of Akron U. The limited size of the chapter however was not reflected in the proportion of the activities the men undertook. Kept busy during the year with social events and athletic competition, brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi found time to win the trophy awarded to the fraternity with the highest scholastic average. Highlighting a successful social calendar were the annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast, The New Year's Extravaganza, the Founder's Day Banquet, a Parisian Party, square dances, and hayrides. On the sports scene outstanding University athlete was Phil Haberman. Leading the year's parade of festivities, the active members of AEPi challenged their alumni to a fast and furious game of football. ' Activity wise, Gene Oestricher was initiated into ODK and received an A-Key. llflmla. lb 4 ,lltkgl 'P n'i " q'n,...'a:a.i ,' , , ,.n' Miss Q gf, .xx I 1 You're a good group. Rough, tough and ready l?l! ,, V Q Just like a pro. You've been a bad boy. All together now. l 43 A K G 5 v X . 'Ist Row: Phyllis Turner, Maggie Wilson, Joanne Bann, Pat Case, Pat Seiters, Shirley Nord, Margie Vance, Marlene McGinniss, Joan Neller. 2nd Row: Irene Mitchell, Carole Vandersall, Shirley Wileman, Phyllis Jost, Ruth Wallace, Pauline Gingo, Jan Harding, Lucy Brunamonte, Amy Fundoukos, Jean Opp, Dot Levering. President Joan Neller alpha gamma delta 2nd Vice-President Pauline Gingo Recording Secretary Muriorie Vance Corresponding Sec. Marlene McGinnis Treasurer Jean Opp omega chapter chartered 1922 Showing what teamwork will do, the women of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority pitched in and won the first place trophy in WAA intramural sports program. ln other activities the Gams took second place on campus in both scholarship and College Casbah. Editor-in-chief and Feature Editor of the Buchtelite were AGD members. Fourteen Gams were ROTC sponsors and three chapter members were on the Homecoming Court. Pierian added to its ranks three Alpha Gams while the freshman scholastic honorary, Alpha Lambda Delta was a Gam. Five A-Key winners were AGD's, and the Junior Panhellenic president was a Gam pledge. Busy as usual, the sorority went through the school year with full participation in all campus activities. The outstanding event for the chapter took place when they sponsored the St. Patrick's Open House Tea for the engineers. l44 z ? I+ ' LJ - Q., X UQ lst Row: Jacquie Hager, Lois Ahl, Mary Lou Culin, Pat Hummel, Diane Woodcock, Janet Bailey, Shirley Blank, Bev Yelverton, Marilyn Miller. 2nd Row: Sally Pettit, Ginger Durbin, Inge Heyl, Shirley Formby, Sallyann DeWoody, Leslie Perrell, Ann Tidyman, Marilyn Flanick, Marge Koehler, Marion Chapin, Phyllis Griffith. -4 . Z 7: QI. , ug, 4 Nl! Y I' f f ,L xv . V22 , iimix ' X AR! g S , , N N l 1' sq NM , 4 X I G 55.4 t if X r Q f l E X Zvi, Y QW ,ee N A xx 1 1 V tu X "R 3 'mi , 'ff B J if 1. r? .l if ,f i Q 2 f '. ,l l f g V, , s i, , f 'XM' x Sf- . ' f Q A - .A . " ,Aff ' W- .MH if EA--' Vf B ,. L ' . ' gf L, , ...f J , Cheers. X Q J , x N f 5' . is f--VN xx, Abba-dabba you chimp. Ows about a stroll? l-45 l 1 ! L lambda chi alpha E Z l 9' Q ,g-4 'fx . firsq ' 3 9,4 swf .14 s. B V ,gf -Q 1 .. Kyiv Aug. y Jgm -...W M had Ist Row: Ed Russell, Dick Nelson, Ronnie Vargo, Charlie Brown, Rick Pearson, Darrell Dube, Bob Perrine. 2nd Row: Bob Yowell, Glen Bell, Jack Harig, Jerry Reeves, Adeb Haddad, Bill Heffernan. 3rd Row: Mario Rossi, Bob Taylor, Mike Kermiz, David Griffin, Jim Kreiner, Ben Ammons. gamma alpha zeta chartered 1919 President Jim Wilson Top achievement for Lambda Chi this year was the capping ofthe Intramural basketball crown. Socially the Chi's had several parties topped off by their Woodchoppers Ball at which lovely Joyce Tate was chosen queen. Casinesse Hall seemed to be a favorite party site for the Lambda Chi's and they even ventured out to Seven Gables. Showing that they were not all social, the Chi's placed third among the fraternities in scholarship. After winning Stunt Nite several years in a row the Lambda Chi's had to settle for third place this year. l46 z x w Ist Row Ed Morrus Ronme Ross, Jerry AcuFf, Mark Rasnccu, Marvm Markwood Duck Johnston 2nd Row: Paul Pamer, Ray Damian, Ferris Fadel, Bob Burks, X I 64:22. QNX fm-.Wg , f " S f 4 . xvgxi Allah Allah delta gamma sq 4 3 9 1 'lst Row: Betty Globits, Shirlee Kirk, Shirley Kirk, Betty Kroker, Sally Alexander, Diane Sparhawk. 2nd Row: Susan Meadows, Ann Bruggeman, Polly Kistler, Delores Woloch, Evelyn Holb, Janet Young, Heather Cowan, Barbara Kesler, Diane Stepanov, Joyce Tate. eta chapter chartered 1879 President Elaine Gustaevel Vice-President Joyce Neff Recording Secretary Louanne Leedom Corresponding Secretary Mary Lou Usery Treasurer Nancy Collins Delta Gamma sorority sisters returned to school in the fall semester with plans to celebrate the chapter's 75th year on campus at the University of Akron. One of the first things that was accomplished was the painting of their house in a brilliant barn-red color. A With a first place trophy for Homecoming decorations, the girls went ahead and collected 3100 from their annual Hobo-Hop to be given to the Summit County Home for the Blind. The climax of a party-filled season was the pledging of l7 new neophytes, who went active in the early part of April. The Christmas season was brightened with the annual Winter Formal, while Valentine Day found the girls entertaining at their l9th annual "Chocolataire." Other honors the DG's can lay claim to include a first place trophy in College Casbah, third place honors in scholarship at Greek Night Sorority competition and the i953 May Day Queen. i48 J Q :2'k . lll X ef! I1 I 4 X, 'T 1' 5 f LZ... Ist Row: Elaine Gusfaevel, Barbara Alexander, Mary Lou Schellin, Kay Balo, Sylvia Shockley, Mary Lou Usery, Pat Parsons. 2nd Row: Nancy Crane, Nancy Tunnell, Barbara Myers, Joyce Neff, Sally Lawrence, Bobby Moffitf, Nancy Collins, Kathryn Scalise, Louanne Leedom. 'UN ...vii Going our way, big boy? Table top bunny hop Excuse my knee. I49 l lst Row: Jim Kovach, Carl Stevens, Bob Waddell, Jim Singer, Dick Smith, Tom Harvey, Dick Maloyan, 2nd Row: Tom Getzinger, Howard Stockton, Bud Dunn, John Weiner, Howard Kelley, Gil Neal, John Chick. 3rd Row: Bob Morrison, Harold Boughton, Bruce Church, Rube Maloyan, Dick Beyer, Dan Demko, Marvin Walker. 4th Row: Tony Milo, Jack Peterson, Paul Sheppard, Dick Patterson, Bill Auten. ' P id 1 D' kM I ph- delta theta 'i..,..:a'::r. Secretary Jim Singer Treasurer Stu Terrass ohio epsilon chapter chartered 1875 A successful program of internal strengthening coupled with a fine social schedule, has provided the brothers of Ohio Epsilon with many pleasant memories. Traditions of the chapter were carried on with the presentation of the Bullslinger's Award to capable Gil Neal, the initiates of "She Delta Theta" went through a "Hell Night" in April, a pinning ceremony for the newly pinned brothers and their girls was held during May, Bill Williams, the celebrated gymnast and sound-effects man, entertained at the final rush banquet, and a traditionally fine chorus took top honors at Song Fest for the sixth consecutive year. This year will have its sad memories also, for after many years of faithful service, Kathryn Lohse, "Ma", will have retired for a very well earned rest. A pledge class of 25 men has kept Phi Delta Theta the largest fraternity on the campus. l5O 5 1, 4 I. A AQ iv" '-1' V Q3 If V A Tr t 5' f 2 , i f A A 4.3, ,, I 'E 'an . 1 ix C Ist Row: Dave Roughley, Bud Rogers, Don Kocher, Bob Savoy, Ray Kiefer, Morris McGuire, Harold Hanna, Chuck McNeil. 2nd Row: Howard Barden, Bob Allen, Pete Demming, Pete Brunenmeister, Wade McManus, Hal Frye, Max Williams, Jim Monahan. 3rd Row: Tom Link, Eldon Crislip, Dean Smith, Bill Fuller, John Milford, Bob Krutcher, George Auten. 4th Row: Jack Landis, Jack Guess, Tom Burkley, Jim Beverly, Dick Roughley, Don Stallard, Jim Boles, Chick Kormanik. EB' ?V""""' , ff ,fu 4 7 QA 9 , er' f' Q 5 fl 9' sm 5 x Sli ' fi Above-Wine, Women, and song? Below-Oh goody, it's chocolate. -1 Egg wx nr X 1 ' X E l5l 45-NJ. H-in ff ' . -"' ' x fm Bs , V 1 W S f lv 4 , g I X ,Mfr Ng, 1 5 N gm' .2 S, B 5 v-Ami B 45 7 , ' s Q rf so f vc 557 f' 7 l Tha's a Iota bull! W 2 Q T " , ' T- li :J ' 2 X ' " ' 'Q' - ,., .: K .Pl , . YJ '27 V423 T T I fx, .-.. 1 N , , ' H ". .f,.,,,,,di , .. '-.M-el ff S.. W4 - 5 's.'a. PM. ,, - 'Jia gf as - W: N . W 'wi-:ff 'Q" iq " ' lst Row: Martha Myers, Pat Fanning, Priscilla Irving, Helen Kermizis, Diane Larrimer, Paula Irving, Ruth Menich. 2nd Row: Nancy Far- ver, Cathy Howard, Sylvia Bioin, Marilyn McCann, Sally Bartlett, Peggy Green. kappa kappa Qamma 52iZi.'li2L..... NW Patricia Fanning Secretary Jane Cullen Treasurer Catherine Howard lambda chapter chartered 1877 Kappa Kappa Gamma had several chapter parties "just for the girls" this year including a "Big and Little Sister Banquet," Senior Banquet, Founder's Day Luncheon, and several Mothers' Club luncheons. Fathers ofthe chapter members were dated forthe annual Father-Daughter Banquet which was one of the highlights of the year. A ceremony was held in which the fathers were pledged as honorary members of the chapter. The chapter was very honored by a visit from their National President, Mrs. E. Granville Crabtree, during the first semester. Honors won by the chapter include a third place in Casbah, a second place trophy for Homecoming decorations, and a third place prize tor Songfest. The sisters wearing the Kappa Key sponsored their annual all-campus Open House during the Christmas season. T52 5 W -. 1 Y er- Isi Row: Martha Foreman, Judy Deem, Carol Keach, Carol Anderson, Barbara Blocker, Kay Ongley. 2nd Row: Joyce Janet Wells, Nancy Schrady, Joan Young, Julie Dennison, Shirly Gorick, Sue Gunther, Virginia Demshaw. va l l Q 'il 'ns-4' 'jf--I y,o"'A ""' 54- ,ff M-J f'- Refreshments are served. saw him first. 153 fr , W, 'v M54 fy My 2? " 5759 we ef-. Y W, x Scheatzle, 4 R lm 72... A .fs N R vm' K Q i X as T r 1 1, qi f i if 4. Ist Row: Bruce Averell, John Meyers, Paul Di Mascio, Charles Johnson, Robert Croy, Al Kuzmik. 2nd Row: Dave Dickson, Bud Clevenger, Bruce Brawley, Dean Dickerhoft, Frank Jones. 3rd Row: Robert Werner, George Kirkendall, Jr., James Hoza, Jim Schrop. phi kappa tau alpha phi chapter chartered 1938 President Paul Collins Vice-President John Myers Secretary Paul DiMascio Treasurer Bob Terry Highlighting the Phi Kappa Tau fall social program was the annual Christmas Party and Winter Formal. Another outstanding accomplishment was capturing the Domain championship by the Phi Tau basketball team. . The traternity's big achievement in 1953 was the winning of first place in the May Day fioat competition. For the second con- secutive year, Phi Tau's placed second in Songtest. Phi Tau's first annual Bar Room Open House proved to be a tremendous success as Matty Hall provided top notch entertain- ment for those who attended. ' At the Founders Day banquet, Dr. George Leuca was named co-advisor of the fraternity with Dr. H. O. DeGraFf, the chap- ter's only advisor since its origin in T938. The biggest social event of the year, the Dream Girl Banquet and Formal was celebrated at the Mayflower Hotel. Faye Willis reigned as queen. The spring formal, honoring graduating seniors ended the social activities for the men ot Phi Kappa Tau. l54 vu- 5 'Ist Row: Paul Collins, Dennis NeFF, Harold Price, Doc De GroFF, Bob Terry, Wess Smith. 2nd Row Carl Sondridge John Reece, Dove Crcndell Bob Biro, Joe "Ted" Dick. 3rd Row: John Kay, Dick Culp, George Kriska, John Cross. ,, V, 1, fc'---4 v 1+ mg... ,. ""' ,. . 2-.e,,.,, .,, . f , ,,,,. ,, , H 11-f.z:,...f'f"-f' f x Erg! X Wf M J X ive ' .JQQESL Stagger Inn. UFEN Him J M.. ,M v,.Nmm,M , - I F ' ,2e1g'f1Q:.fn!g'iw- . ' iz:-H ya' Q fa A S 5 i .mmm ii Worth crowin o bout W Jw-i' fix fi ,S LQ xi 5 kk MAL K x A ,I F N: ,S . 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L V 2 f I - :LW D .f' D 5 as ' 5' w LM lst Row: Phyllis McNatt, Faye Willis, Billie Maxson, Claire Goodman, Minnie Griffiths, Connie Lowe. 2nd Row: Mildred Ream, Charlene Vial, Pat Jenkins, Karin Larsen, Ellen Alexander. omicron chapter chartered 1912 President Maureece Davis Vice-President Connie Lowe Secretary Karin Larson Treasurer Minnie Griffiths Phi Mu started fresh this year with a new coat of paint inside and out of the chapter house. The sorority's outstanding achieve- ment was the winning of Songfest for the fourth consecutive year and the pledging of seventeen girls. . Phi Mu's Annual King of Hearts Tea brought in over S200 in votes for the Beacon Journal Fund. The King received a trophy and crown. Each year Phi Mu has a Founder's Day Banquet, Mother and Daughter Banquet, Progressive Dinner, Scholarship Banquet, and a Spring Formal and Banquet, along with dessert parties for the various fraternities. In the last year Carl Parker, Connie Lowe, Maureece Davis, and Connie Burleson have all become well known on campus as entertainers. Other members are active in cheerleading, University Theater, Pierian, Student Council, Psi Chi, Pi Kappa Delta, and Tau Kappa Phi. 156 W! +4 , . Q ,a,..::gf:x-' W ww ,xg . veit A ,, v 4 Y Afwff S- fm 1 A 1 , 44 4 .A . fl gg ,, , , - Q5 s f 1 f 1:1 ' 2 , g 'ws Q 1 V " 1 5,5 ,A i ,,,, ze ,kywfa 4 7 W si gl 3 , ff . :Q Q N5 f he ', 'J ' --.4 Q 9 - "'V?'f" xhkwp M' ' '50 Q.. s.Q,?"q, W.. 'r 'W . an Y. 1 Q' M, W .ws I ,Num s ' If M, Q' 1 v 5. .. A. W ' sl an ,, , A , .C V' sv M' M , iv' " . ,, f'+,mQ.,seM"'2.g Aff f Kok or ,Q,w,'?'w , ff-sv ,gr 'A , if L 5- if 5 D my ,, Y, 4 ef but 9 K , " Q., ' is -- 1 . 'Isl Row: Shirley Kirsh, Maureece Davis, Sarah Spradlin, Arlene Wenharf, Beth Crowley, Rhea Morrison, Shirley Nicely. 2nd Row: Connie Burleson, Sue Mann, Carol Parker, Carol Stoke, Coleen Lamb. 3rd Row: Sally Smith, Roberta Fodor, Carol Adams, Peggy Von Hyming. Not hooking, iusf looking. V - fs, 94 M fl' ,4 -W.. , Brush up on your work. 3 x 9 : trouble. 157 vi' iw X.. we X , f . 1 ' 'TW Ist Row: Glenn Wilson, Pat Mellody, Bruce Finnie, Phil Opp, Bob Freyman, Joe Takacs. 2nd Row: Bill Reynolds, Tom Johnson, Bill Shelton, Wayne Burke, Gene Moore, Dave Nice, Jim Obermeier, Ed Dunaye, Dick Shelton, Bill Beckett. ' ' President Bruce Finnie phi Sigma kappa Secretary Bob Pritchard Treasurer Tom Farnbauch eta triton chapter chartered 1942 A genuinely successful school year has been experienced by the Eta Triton chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. The men are again reviewing another year of harmony and teamwork in campus aftairs. With a list of thirty active members, the fra- ternity has accepted twenty-five pledges to wear the badge of Phi Sigma Kappa. The chapter is living up to its reputation of of the most active fraternity on the campus of Akron U. Socially the Phi Sigs breezed through a crowded schedule, including such events as coed parties, Cabaret Party, and two formals. The intramural athletic squad took first place honors in wrestling, bowling, and softball. Second place awards went to the volley ball and golf teams. Phi Sigs are proud ofthe improvements in their chapter house. They are now the possessors ofa redecorated basement and a new living room suite. T58 2 llyi '?'Wfw Xxx 51 ' . fl' w .,,gW f f i ' ,JNV5,1i'3,ifZ!, 1 f -Hz, Xgw 'NXN in X-aww 'L A 44" ukw MY' ,Lg ,sciv 'Ia , , Xa- V -K :MR Ramsey 4 bw Ist Row: Bill Fisher, Ron Assaf, Tom Farnbauch, Larry Stelzer, Rocky Wright, Wally Lewis, Bob Pritchard Ed Wright 2nd Row Dave Hiss, Cliff Bye, Gene Penix, Bill Pritchard, Bob Bennett, Bob Hicks, Web Herman. What birdy? ggi ,. ,ff ,, if 352 L, Q? in 1 , xg, A f T xtbb ' t Sn? " 'K far' f 4 B rr e " A ' J 1 3' . r "l'. ' ,J W i it "QE ,msn X Q --. .SV Q: if ' -f ' ugj- X 7 "f -.322-5. . 15.335 ' ' " A , Cu ,Ai bv' " fee, .,.J- -A -A-ff." f .- I Q, -- - . st, my 'rf +-wf,r7- , Q 1 -- aw- .c se 4,4 :-W. 4:5?'fSd'j'k hs: v- . as , f F . mf? .M-x,, - 1 .- fc vc A AL' ' gs, gym-.df K 4.w1"sL' T" ii, 43? ik A +4 , , N .rel-,e.. A . ' Iam-,1'.-S if' ff' if f fx Y 'lst Row: Wilma Sturgeon, Marilyn McKenzie, Nancy Dudone, Toni Augustyne, Sally Jo Hahn, Marilyn Berg, Barbara Hlass, Pat Pramik, Nancy Quirk. 2nd Row: Evelyn Sveda, Peggy Evans, Annette Marcinkoski, Sandy Hollander, Joan Ondusko, Marie Therese Klocker, Doris Gerry, Mary Clare Derwort, Sheila Tobin, Arlene Gause. 3rd Row: Janet Keeney, Sally Kohnz, Mary Anne Hafler, Monica Mu- shinski. h h ' I h President Mary Clare Derwort T p I a p a Vice-President Sally Kohnz Secretary Annette Marcinkoski Treasurer Nancy Quirk sigma chapter chartered 1931 l60 After the Fall Semester began, the first big event on campus was Homecoming, the Theta Phi Alpha theme being "Cochrane over Mt. Union." Halloween offered a good theme for the Open' House Tea and the Theta Phis feted the campus with cider and doughnuts. Christmas vacation was the occasion of the annual Christmas party as well as the Panhellenic Formal of which Annette Marcinkoski was chairman. Sigma Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha was honored by a visit from Mrs. C. C. Martin, National first Vice-president. ln sports the Theta Phis bowled their way to the W.A.A. Championship. Honors and ottices attained by many Theta Phis include: Nancy Quirk-Pierian, co-chairman of Casbah, Annette Marcinkoski-Pierian, May Day, Luncheon chairman, Vice-president of Newman Club, Sally Kohnz-President of Pi Kappa Delta ldebate honoraryl, A-Key winner. Three events bring things up to date-the Spring formal, a hayride and celebration of Founder's Day on May 4th. ff' is as We're having a party and you can't come! Oh! High C, l See! All dressed up and no place to go. We need ci fifth. Join us? l6l 'lst Row: Kenny Parker, Cary Mitchell, Joe Lenk, Jim Horrigan. 2nd Row: Frank Gradyan, Tom Paulas, Tom Wozniak, Tom Krengel, Tom Hillery, Jim Hannontree, Ronald Owens. 3rd Row: Martin Haas, Bob Lusk, Jim Fenton, Mel Kiser, Pat Fenton, Phil Holmes, Jim Kline. ' . P id t T K l pl kappa eps-lon .Lii..:':, :::. iinzf. Treasurer Bob l.usk Chaplain Tom Wozniak lone star chartered 1882 Lone Star Fraternity, the oldest local fraternity in the country, celebrated its 72nd birthday during the i954 school year. As is tradition, the nucleus of the football, basketball, and baseball teams was formed by the Stars. Men of PiKE captained all of these teams plus the wrestling squad and track teams. Outstanding social functions of the year include the Grecian House Party and the annual Hoity-Toity Open House Tea. The men of Lone Star fraternity were active in all phases of campus life. Many brothers of PiKE did not restrict their talents to the fraternity alone, but took active part in student government and varsity sports. A first place trophy for their efforts in Casbah and the president of Student Council are iust a few of the feathers in the cap belonging to the brothers of Lone Star fraternity. l62 Ist Row: Don Smaltz, Dave McKoski, Dick Gmerek. 2nd Row: Jim Alkire, Jim Hubbard, Mario Russo, Bud Winer, Bill Mears, Luke Sveda. 3rd Row: Dick Bazley, Bob Harrison, Dick Heenan, Jim Abel, Dave Carleton, Al Ploenes. l f ' S. an - A couple of cut ups. Roman in the glomin. Thaf's a lotta bunk. 163 hi he 4, . - 3' . K' s W' ' .M f' fs, PSS s" tv 4. M.. QT.: il -or ...Q 1 w., 'rx I ,f . Y ,X x ,fv2'5gi,.Nx,,.,':, W- . if 4 ft-' 'WM ' Qngjfw We ' 'Y ' X. . nw, lst Row: Marguerite Wilson, Grace Chaff, Barbara Garman, Sylvia Park, Mary Ann Semester, Barbara Wise, Mildred Glocar, Jean Boughton. 2nd Row: Marie Metzger, Betty Hall, Shirley Myers, Mary Lou Griffiths, Phyllis Stich, Barbara Myers, Nancy Carter, Ruth O'Brien. 3rd Row: Wilda Cunningham, Carol Murray, Sally Fakos, Kay Sackett, Dolores Semester, Althea Krohmer. h 'I President Mary Ann Semester 1- Vice-President Mariorie Newkirk Secretary Jean Boughton Treasurer S Margurite Wilson chartered 1939 l64 The women of Theta Upsilon are reluctantly closing the book on another year of many activities. A year of entertaining the oFficers ofthe various fraternities at spread was iust a small portion ofthe activities that the sorority undertook. Founder's Day and Rainbow Dinners were the highlights of the social season. Slumber parties, picnics, dessert spreads, and dances helped to complete the list of many activities that the girls did during the school year. ' The mantle in the chapter house is brightened by the addition ofthe winning trophy forthe May Day games and the Pan- hellenic plaque for the greatest improvement in chapter grades. Theta U had the privilege of having a graduate counselor stay with them. They thus became the first sorority on campus to be allowed to live at the chapter house. Steppin' out. We caught 'em nappin'. X .w ,nb gi Yr in U 'f fe '--- iii UR outfit IS U TXIXY I Chlnfl See? Oh, you say the funniest things. l65 3' I fi I N ia! . E Ist Row: Bernard Estafen, Louis Korom, Donald Sudia, Mario Tilaro, Frank Williams, Andrew Grible, Stan Folda, James Goldsmith. 2nd Row: Frank Remis, Hank Rouse, Charles Light, Bob Center, Stanley L. Smith, Ted Millis, Tom Davisson, Henry Koerber, Carl Paterline, David Benya. tau kappa epsilon beta rho chapter chartered 1948 President Secretary Treasurer Master at Arms Pledge Master Jack Koerber Carl Gelbow Hank Rouse Stan Folda CIiH Woodruff ,X ,W ,t f, ws I, . f - l vit F jvc 'Ist Row: George Jenks, John Koerber, Donald Meador, Henry Palombo, Charles Fiorella, lvan Matusky, Wilfred Raymond, Thomas Toncray. 2nd Row: Robert Murphy, Michael Quirk, Larry Hawse, Clifford Woodruff, Walter Collier, Louis Pomponi, William Berg, Carl Gilbow. It was a clean strike for the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon this year when they bowled their way to the second place cham- pionship in the IM League. To prove their versatility, they also competed in other sports in fraternity play. Away from the sports scene, the Tekes became social-minded, and had several parties, costume affairs, and formals. Among the year's festivities were the annual Open House and the Sweetheart Formal. Scholastically the Tekes are rated tops. The fraternity topped all other organizations in the grade department, and were awarded the Greek Night trophy for the highest fraternity overall average. Redecorating their fraternity house on Carroll Street, kept the brothers and pledges of Tau Kappa Epsilon busy during the first semester. Entering into such school functions as Casbah, Homecoming, and Songfest, the Tekes were constantly on the go. A trophy for third place in May Day fioat parade helped to round out the activities of this busy group. T67 Y' if zeta tau alpha . . U... lf? T . -. J"!l"..- Li" S X .o .. 59: 9 as- we fcf ,.,- 'if , fl. S .,, ffm, we as Sw ssjjfi' iA:3i.w -yr Q X., Y f ik if iii.. 1,1 M 'swf C W 3"'-f lf? . if ' 'ff' f ' """'x"' f .f Q A K "- - Q J.. -If--'K ff-2 1 rf 1 ,. 44 W if .ff G ew ,Que-Mjmwzr ' ' ,LL 'gf Mfh?N"imp,bg 'ff 0 Magix "y,.i.,M"'.,Am . f' NWN M' 'elm' X '-W., W1 Q 'I' Yvgiz ' ah, Mfr, , :ivy gf - ,QM r N' "-'., je M Q M , . Ml , ' 0 ' Q, 'X Q .Tag WNW, . " 'HW ' 4' wwf f,v sis 'bf W... Kwhmfuv v,' 'HK' Q - N' W N .. " MY .4 t , 254919 ' 'func X 'W 3-it-W 117 I in if! f,"" 'K 'ri 3,1 55... as-wr.. Q v fe.W.M.... f at J A H . -JW , , . "Z Q, ' wwww f fy' , ", JW, , ,N we sf ft! 224- glbftfg 4 -P fag. 3 'WMV 'ff QMS- 7713 'A 'W 1' WZ 'L 5iWff"'e3f"e'We3 f A .X if ' ' A '-few..- 'iii rf Q "'."'i'f ' w"" lst Row: Nancy Stutler, Joan Spalding, Nancy Evans, Lila Nichols, Trudy Litz, Jean Colopy, Jean Brittain. 2nd Row: Nancy Pedigo, Mary Jo Young, Geraldine Lowrey, Genevive Lowrey. 3rd Row: Elizabeth Bauer, Janet Sue Smith, Carol Williamson,Karin Licklider, Purdy Leatherwood, Sandy Harroun, Margie Windows. beta xi chapter chartered 1929 President Jean Briltain Vice-President Jane Bailey Secretary Jean Colopy Treasurer Nancy Stutler ZTA could have easily meant "Zeta's Terrific in Activities" during the past year as the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha took part in a wide range of extra-curricular affairs. The awarding ofthe first place Scholarship Trophy with a 2.907 sorority average at Greek Night set the Zetas in the mood to win more prizes and new members. lt seems as though there is never a dull moment for the Zeta. Activities that kept the gals busy during the year included carol- ing parties, alumnae teas, formals, and picnics. The Zetas held an all-campus "Ginger" and ended the school year with a Street Dance held for the Cerebral Palsy benefit. l68 1 -',,.,f' ,f .......-'-""" ..--J" --.,--4 .44 ii N l 5 M 6-el , fm., J4 ' .. A-WTA .. I, vs i 5, je A A f -Q .fx A I x,' tn M Q L Jwwqm 3,2 . K ,N Q , . ,t K .QM .. it k .' A- ll- 5 ' ,V 1 .1 ," 'Y' gf 4' .. .QM ,LK c Q .1-YJ, Z4 4:-:R fm, F. ,S - 1 , ,Kr ako, I AQ , Entilvm Us-.W 'MH-e.4KvZ.' gi'lPx'i"'3 Jw 'B 3. ' ,T fn? ' fx, "V Z' fs, if XA Y' Q, . ,Qs I . . ,A Y Q ,, , ,Ak,bq. nx....:w , , .Q 41,4 . 'W-' Lg" 's' - ' -ff '1 WA' .'M 'N' f""'4 .xy xg :M Ml . wr , fp QSN-'LTA w wh. ,M Qlfmxrt .0 Q 30-nm g x Q '-v,- y,,..,',,,'v ' f X' ., - .- fr " 'ings ' "K lf ef, Y ' ' ,e V . . A Ai' ,...- 'J' . g . N ' - . wmspm- N- I fn ,, K , Q M., I ,Q -1. Q N .x M? X N 4 M ef ,H , by cl K A Ist Row: Norma Petty, Cesira Volpe, Carol Aldous, Barbara Ramicone, Millie Degley, Kay McCarthy, Jean Basheotis, Helen Basheotis, Norma Montgomery, Janice Wadell. 2nd Row: Barbara Royce, Doris Archer, Olga Curtis, Edie Humphrey. 1 N w Home sweet home. I l V f'v" 5'4- n,i,":- . Time: l A.M., M. Day. l69 Pink Elephant, at Zeta? I i 6.5 M , li M ,V X My 1 Jn, gl - fe gy, 'ig 4 . ' ' . M A V ,ia 1 : 7 3 li . - ' ,. f Q 1 'Fw is x , f ,,,,.- if Eg NW, i . Ah, summer and some are notl 99, .mv ,T ,. J '1 1 ll I -ausp- P .lt c - - x l N ,gf QA il -a I E3 we - 'lst Row: Bob Eubanks, Ken Colling, Bill Dahlgren, Ted Steele, Charles Cline, Leonard Mercer. 2nd Row: Nick Chibis, Alec Thomson, Bill Basheotis, Joe Wills, Paul Inman, Dave Douglas, Dick Swartzman, Bill Douglas, Barry Brockenbrough. 3rd Row: Art Pamer, Joe Latona, Ignacio Telleria, Dick Hilty, Bill Haley, Bob Gardner. Th C hi President Mark Figetakis Vice-President Len Mercer Secretary John Weygant Treasurer Clyde Wolverton beta lambda chapter chartered l942 Beta Lambda chapter of Theta Chi started the new school year by honoring the new sorority pledges with the fraternity flower and serenade. They then continued their extensive social program with the Hobeaux Art Ball, spring and winter formals, and several house parties. The men of Theta Chi placed first in Homecoming Decoration and third in the fraternity division of competition for Songfest. A third place in Casbah and the second honor in IM wrestling belong to this active group. This year the intramural basketball team traveled to Michigan to compete in a Tri-State Theta Chi tournament. The brothers have also had contests with their chapter at Kent in basketball, football, and softball play. Many members of Beta Lambda attended the regional corral in Athens, in addition to receiving honors from nearby Theta Chi chapters. l7O vw- i 5 . , 7w,'l 1, fx w 1" ,Vries fi 1. , K, N Y so Q -L 'wr f .2 .iam 4 ' 's- .., M. i R, N 1. f '4 fs, we Q, lst Row: Jim McDow, Mark Figetakis, John Blank, Jack Sheppard, John Weygant, Karl Dentzer, Clyde Wolverton, Dale Flesher. 2nd Row: Norm Frye, .lack Pratt, Dick Koehler, Dave Poling, Herb Wilkinson. 3rd Row: George Manus, Jerry McElfresh, Paul Adams, Frank Jenkins, Jerry Keller, Gene Beer, John Refter, Roy Thomas. They're a good group. F? Southern hospitality. l7l h 1' 2 A A XLR s if ik is J - Q .gsfkifif xx wigst f A 1-N ZF - r , I picked it with my own hands. l l - 1 i i l 4 r S 2' gffi X g f X 2- -2.4 20 QQ? EQ X ' X . i vw, ' 3, 1 l . I W 4 v ,mx .Q L-.Y I 'WW ' ff, 3. M: .. f - A I "ff X, ,aww " I Al, 'Q in v qt ,, X, Q 339 fgibwz, W M Y A - 4. , :. xv .f X M W - Q f ::ff,, I A va AQ X N 3 'F ,, . ff 2 GX 'W M -. ' 4' Q 3 ul ' Qs A4 I . D T' 7 'A vi? an x+ I ew 1 1 fa. sf . W .- r X x v -6.12.3 . ,1,., ' '4- 9-xir, V . ,M ""' AW activities Whether an introvert or an extrovert, a senior or a freshman, every student participates in at least a few of the school activities and reaps the benefits of many others. The activities here at the University may be placed in two classifications: those such as dances and teas sponsored by various school organizations, and those such as our many fine assemblies which are planned by no particular group or organization. The activities, regardless of their classification, are all de- signed to promote learning, entertainment and a better school spirit through a better student body. Because every student takes time from his academic work to have fun, this section is devoted to the many activities which occur on campus to make our college years a time of lighthearted school days. We are proud to present the University of Akron in its many varied activities. l Marilyn Richter-May Queen T953 may Rain fell on the May Day ceremonies of l953, but it failed to dampen the spirits of the Hilltoppers. The Queen, blonde, blue-eyed Marilyn Richter, was crowned by another petite blonde, Sue Lotze, before the shower began, but the remaining events had to be continued under the protection of a roof. The wind took command in the parade which commenced the day's festivities. After the long ride through the down- town area, Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority emerged the victors. The Phi Taus had a chicken-little effect with an appropriate title of "Our Queen ls Worth Crowing For," and the Alpha Gams traveled to Sprightly figures dance round the May pole. wa- dh. Vx: Queen Marilyn and crowner Sue, smile happily on all their subiects. The queen, crowner and court sit in the place of honor during the ceremonies. "MG" Gorman l-H5095 out the Hflamlng loufchu to Star' the games. day Holland for their theme, "We Wooden Shoes Another Queen." The afternoon events included a buffet luncheon held on the patio, and the traditional "May Pole" dance presented by the Modern Dance Class. "Ma" Gorman as the "mystery runner" carried a symbolic torch to open the Olympic Games which were held in honor of the Queen. A perfect day was climaxed with a dance at Chippewa Lake Park. Blue Barron played his sentimental music for the tired University students. During intermission, the trophies were awarded, and once more Queen Marilyn was hon- ored by her Akron University subiects. 'sf ty , A " K ., . Y, I f , Y If , -wir "M"'M s sy QV . Even the queen takes time out to eat. Food for everyone provides a lull in the day's excitement. Sue lotze Crowner-May Day 1953 Polly Kraus and Peggy Schellentrager present the first yearbook to President Auburn. f Girls on the court take their places under the honor guard. l75 'mf ' 1-' President Auburn and Student Council President, Dave Frye, ride with royalty, Queen Marilyn. may clay -4' Phi Sigma Kappa Le 4 and they wind their way slowly toward Main Street." parad GAS Phi Delta Theta E. Iv Riyigpfgf Thefa Chi ffwsgmifiix jlii-ffJ...f K ff W 1.5 M4 "' ' . l ' V y ifffw1szuX na Q ix ? ' 4 ' 4 ' 5 ,....-A-e":4K.'3 if " we , 'N F4 pb . X' 3 fw 0 43599 LP Phi Kappa Tau Winning fraternity Heat. '- A unzvvfgij v ai, Xggev iii. Wa. fi I .swf .'A'L5,QSfif'i""z3f, J 7 ' 1 'x A ,ff C fa .lx ii.. , I F ee, 'f.,C, . K ,f W Af r-"1 9 gay J Elvxqxlx A, QQ, K?. ' 4pi,:h5,u g,'a.1. r I ,Aj Lvfw 'I-it,,,u-LA- ff.. 4. 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' . tl Q: f " J .. . W... 4 4 'Q Q ,g ' A-5 ! A , 1 , 1 K4 I Q- 1 41 . I QI I it - H fb 5 V ff, , . 9' 9 'E gage' 5 gg-5-V ag? 'Q Ag -1.535 Q v ' V .. 9 Q 98 'L s 9 ? a? .,3Q sg Egaggag Q , -. 8 K . MQ. R QQ- Q ff-ff ,ff W gm- Q1 Ish-.. ,gp ,L 5 - EAL 55,35 X35 :fiw 'if 3450335 ' 1 .4 i ff.. . 3.5 uf-1, . N :mv V ,K A 4 ' ' u ' ' U .. Y . gux ,A Q ,K ,, . -5 -1 'fx' " commencement Four years are over. The four years of work- ing and planning finally bring their reward. Graduation Day comes and the diplomas are awarded as a proof of success. All work, all trials, all disappointments are forgotten as only happy memories and the satis- faction of a iob well done live on. Smiles are abundant. They come from the graduates who are thrilled, but a little humble on this occasion. They come from professors reliving this day in their lives and watching the products of their endeavor. Proud smiles come from the parents who forget the sacrifices they have made and see their children as men and women. But with all this, it is a sad day too. Four years of fun are over. No matter how often the gradu- ates come back it will never be the same. An unknown future lies ahead, a future in which the graduates will assume the role of leaders, a future based on the knowledge received at the University of Akron. Walt Howiler and Polly Kraus relax on the Senior Class gift TQ.-La. Proud parents Dean Gardner and daughter and Mr. lnternoscia President Auburn chats with the recipients of honorary degrees and son. l79 Queen Jean McTaggart sponsored by Theta Chi Queen .lean McTaggart receives her trophy from President Auburn. Theta Chi's winning house decoration. ll Q ,A Quia QUOUW wimpy, mimi OUR SEQLL yn s . if affw X ' 7' V .A lui yi sf, o'WM4Z Wi.f?," ' , A '. f Qty, "' ax , i ' ' 5, 2 -H uf! K w ' ' tyjsf of 1 :Z Q 4. Barbara Roetzel Phi Delta Theta 4KN"'m ll g X E Joanne Bann Lone Star home Dorothy Levering Phi Kappa Tau 'WIN Karin Larson Phi Sigma Kappa Mary Arfa ras Independents Georgette Janaq Tau Kappa Epsilon Elaine Economou Independents Jean Kovarik Alpha Epsilon Pi coming The sun arose on some startling sights around the Akron U. campus in October. Gigantic figures shocked old Sol into brilliance. lt was Homecoming Day, l953! The calendar of events started with the judging of house decorations. Traffic was held up and people strained their necks as the monsters gained attention. Prizes were awarded to Theta Chi fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority for the best efforts at fantasy. The slogan "Put Mt. Union Under Our Spell" announced the fraternity's Indian snake charmer. The DG's colored washer woman and the sudsy slogan, "We're Gonna Wash That Team Right Off of The Field," won them first place in the sorority division. Second place for the men went to Phi Delta Theta with an oversize gambler and roulette wheel with the slogan "We're Betting On Akron." The Phi Sigma Kappas took third by maintaining "Even Our Subs Could Sink The Raiders" and built a submarine to prove it! The runner-up sorority was Kappa Kappa Gamma with can-can girls stating "We Can Can Mt. Union, Can't We?" The Zeta Tau Alphas' pink elephant chortled "We're Tickled Pink Over Victory" and laughed the sorority to third place. In the afternoon, a caravan of convertibles carrying the aspirants for the Homecoming Queen's throne wended its way to the Rubber Bowl. The Zips battled their way to a l6-l5 squeaker over a stiff Mt. Union defense. The Mount Homecoming Queen was guest of honor at half time. The stands were crowded with spectators, and most of the wom- en wore huge yellow mums sold by the members of Pierian. For the end of a perfect day, an overflow crowd danced in the Mayflower Ballroom. At intermission, President Norman P. Auburn presented a shining trophy to Queen Jean McTag- gart. Patricia Pickering crowned the Hilltop's top beauty. As the orchestra played the last soft song and weary Akron U students prepared to leave, everyone agreed it was a Homecoming Day that would never be forgotten. Pat Pickering sponsored by Lambda Chi Alpha. 1 . .iw es. 'af , Pat Pickering receives her trophy from Merv Robertson Delta Gamma's winning house decoration LC YU! ' QL.. 5-'Xt . ,. - . .. .1 -if---wweM.'x gs . , , . ...N ., ,JMm+m:1.-E11 --:wt'-:rv-cavt'vs,,g:i'rJ,.iwf.-wx 'xivjft'-f - Kappa Kappa Gamma 2nd Place . ' lien g"T'f'2fr'7f" 'f awake'-'I' M " A-V" A-M 'Wi ' r ,W T. V . Q- ff? 'M' T f, ,.-.L,.. K 1' L K+ A' T , ,V f -- ff 1, , 2l"Pl4'i'75,,e if L3"f"""'!"""!"'x"fLfi 77 -' 3 ISL, it .'- .W Z 'W 2 " f fm f K -' - 4' U ffi' - S. trf,-A - 7, Z2 5 K T . by ' . 'lip V - ' '---- - W 1 JJ- v,:,y'?'N:4' - E-ni jjjfzm .- H - 'A,,1'ZLX,.f'?5Z' mil 1 22 , limi' Q H Q F E' E T5 - W V ff ., P M . , ., 3 1'. 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New acquaintances were made as conversation reigned over the clatter of dishes. ixiffw - .J 9 I Miss Hittle brought smiles to the girls' faces as she gave them some punch. Women's league tea One of the first social events of the year for Hilltop coeds was a tea sponsored by Women's League. Hats were adiusted and stocking seams straightened as the freshman girls and their "big sisters" met League President Trudy Litz, University President Norman P. Auburn, and Women's Advisors Mrs. Mary Keating and Mrs. Aileen Boggs in the receiving line. Refreshments were served as the seniors, iuniors, and sophomores introduced their "little sisters" to other upper classmen. A style show entertained with coed representatives participating. The styles varied from suits and formals to ieans and toreador pants for lounging. It was a good day for renewing old acquaintances, meeting new friends, and finding the latest in new fashions. The tea was topped off by a style show as Priscilla Irving modeled the proper formal attire. f a t women league banquet Judge Florence T. Allen of the U. 5. Circuit Court of Appeals was the honored guest speaker at the an- nual fall banquet sponsored by Women's League. She told the coeds ofthe women's organization, it was their iob to uphold the traditions of this country. Pledges of Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman wom- en's scholastic honorary, were introduced to the large gathering. The tapping of members for Pierian, senior women's activity, was the special highlight of the banquet. As the last bits of steak disappeared, plans were already being laid to make next year's banquet iust as big a success. FQ , , Judge Florence Allen gave the women her views on "Chart for Living." ...JT- rf S-.L N K I Q11 x- L 4 . 4 rw sq, ff 5:4 .4 ,S+ i g -.. . v, Y N .1 .JA - M ' se . I Fx!! Y . gk ,-lik. QL ejts Q., Big wheels at the speakers' table are recognized. " Pleasant conversation passed the time before dinner was served. - "gi-'D . X 3 1 L -5501. 6 'f A , N W. , A : f Q ,: ' - . 4 L li K ... 4 Smiles of appreciation lingered as the last traces of dessert disappeared. l85 military Buttons shone and sabres flashed as the men of Akron U's Army and Air Force ROTC crowded Myer's Lake Ballroom for the big event of the fall social season. The military whirled their dates around the floor to the music of Buddy Morrow's orchestra. At intermission, President and Mrs. Norman P. Auburn led all in attendance in a grand march. As everyone cleared the center of the floor, the sponsor of each company was es- I -. X I ll t P . Dorothy Levering Honorary Cadet Col. A.R.O.T.C. .WNW President Auburn and Col. Patrick lead the grand march. 186 all corted through an archway of sabres to the place ot honor where each coed was presented with a trophy. Cadet Colonels .lack Sheppard and Jerry Robertson then com- pleted the picture by presenting Honorary Colonels Jean McTaggart and Dorothy Levering to the attendance. The music was rhythmicg smiles prevailedg laughter was heard from every corner. Myer's Lake won't see another such aFfair until next year's University Military Ball. .lean McTaggart Honorary Cadet Col. A.F.R.O.T.C. 3 Here they come again. Santa lDoc Sumnerl presents Registrar Schmidt a sucker. women's league christmas tea The Christmas season arrived on campus with the annual Women's League Christmas Tea. Bright green wreaths and gaily colored Christmas balls decorated the lounge and added to the holiday spirit, as guests drank eggnog and talked about the parties to be held during vacation. Santa Claus, with his hearty belly laugh and a slight de- tection of chemical aromas, passed among the guests with a twinkling eye and a bag filled with candy canes. Hostesses from each sorority added color to the scene with their gay red-ribboned rose corsages. The big moment arrived as A-Keys were presented to four women and twelve men for outstanding scholarship and ac- tivities. Proud? You bet! These sixteen students agreed that they had received their best Christmas present that day. Faculty and students alike attended the informal affair. It seemed as though the atmosphere of the season lingered for a while in the lounge that afternoon. Jane Bailey provides Christmas atmosphere on the organ. "l don't want to hurry you," says Trudy litz as she collects remains. , .lli-1 ' . " ...- Dr. Twining shows the boys how eggnog should be served. Dick Hansford hands Pat Case the coveted A-Key. Everyone knows who is getting what before the tea's over. A modernistic Christmas tree is the center of attraction as Andy Maluke shows muscle can help even in pouring, eggnog. 4a ' . . . and she really deserved her A-Key, didn't she? The last event before vacation provides the relaxing atmosphere students need. ,J v-V ll, A . " ' Q "' M W-3 ':,n.3'::x"'..i'2'.'?'f-1-"1f'2 Nw: a .11 .M .mv-I in A: .' ' ' 'T iv. ual'-7 Qisx 5 sink we Q .gills above Smiles and round eyes appear with Santa and presents. nv' QU, ,Sw Si below John Milford supervises where little hands are a little shaky. kid's xmas party Smiles appeared and eyes shone as twenty- five small children walked into the gaily deco- rated student lounge during Christmas vacation. All members of Student Council became Santa Claus as they entertained some of the needy children in the Akron area. Movies, games and songs kept the children busily entertained while Ed Boss prepared to astonish them with his feats of magic. Finally the big moment came when the best part of the day arrived. Presents were distributed to each child present at the party. The members of Student Council found the true Christmas spirit in the old saying, "lt's better to give than receive." Quiet descends, and even the college students become absorbed in the movies. 4 liiitf Ibn.. . .l1M4f' l90 John Milford trusts his head to Ed Boss, the magician. christmas assembly Not even cold weather could stop the Christmas spirit as the University Singers presented their assembly at the Fire- stone Conservatory. The two symbols of Christmas, good will and music, were combined in their lyrical presentation of "Why the Chimes Rang." The audience ioined the singers as they raised their voices in the traditional hymns of Christmas. With light hearts and happy smiles, the students made their way back to campus full of the ioy of Christmas. YT .2 3 'lugi ' 'YW I it Six , - l ng il ' 1-KU? i QV! it l Q, A if xg G J My Q is --... , le ,,, If xi' ' X we f .V kr ig 5, N Q1 ' 1 Rapt attention is seen on the faces of the audience at the Conservatory. All the practice pays off as the individual voices blend to create harmony. Roger Davis works all the keys to create beautiful music. "And then as they walked to the church" . . . Stanley Deminger narrates "Why the Chimes Rang." 'li 1'-x lun: - 14' Even at a dance you have to wait in line. :::::..: ...W g..-.W - -.-..., :fs2QmT'f-W "' 'ear-su QESEE-':5r'1iiW':S:?i?xiEiii:::ii:::::z f sz. 'Q ...... .Q 1 SN'f ,N 'Wm WM, v, Table hopping provides much informal enjoyment. panhel Stars twinkled and snow glistened as light-hearted couples in a holiday mood gathered in the Mayflower Ballroom for the annual Panhellenic Winter Formal. Each girl was given a dance pro- gram as she entered the ballroom, while her escort received a snow- man favor. Once inside, couples drifted to the music of Mike Hadgis and his Nonchalants. Behind the band, letters of the Greek alphabet glittered brightly and seemed to re- flect the gaiety of the evening. In the Ohio Room, there was gocd-natured crowding and shoving as gay couples gathered around buffet tables. Photographers snapped many pictures. A new tradi- tion was started when sorority pledges were introduced during intermission. Strains of "Goodnight, Sweet- heart" were heard as the happy revelers left the ballroom and its evening festivities. lt was, indeed, a night to remember. Soft music and low lights put everyone in a dancing mood. The faculty spent a pleasant night busy at iust relaxing. formal The music is best right in front of the bandstand. 'H Good food, pleasant people, everything contributed to a perfect evening. y me fs Q if .1 ' is Intermission proved ci perfect time for catching up on the latest news. sf? MQ? founders day University students held their heads a little higher and spoke the name "Buchtel" with more reverence after the assembly on Founder's Day. After all, the great Yale team had once been beaten by a little-known college called Buchtel. This was one of the outstanding recollections Dean Emeritus A. I. Spanton told the capacity crowd at the assembly. He spoke of the many wonderful days at "Old Buchtel" as his part of the Founder's Day celebration. A male quartet dressed as the students of the Gay Nineties era sang the songs loved by the students of "Old Buchtel." Ac- tors from the University Theatre hid behind beards and old suits as they dramatized the days ofthe great fire that destroyed the glorious structure that was the original Buchtel. After the assembly program, a caravan carried wreaths to the monument of John R. Buchtel. The students of the University paid tribute to the man who gave us our wonderful heritage. Vx! "W If , Z1 -pwl'Q-fx- X, f l x N" s N, xg I " . T M u -- i, ri I jd' we sqm A wreath is put in place to honor the people we have to thank for the present Akron U. T94 f'D"56-N President Auburn and Dean Spanton stand before the statue of R. T. McConnell, Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, spoke to their predecessor, John R. Buchtel. the faculty as part of the evening ceremony. . t f -. ex V f W T 4 x fig X 1 ' ' J 1 5 D 'f' frfiwcsg, JA, jgftgvf' , vs, .4-,43Q-fgwsdl. R gi.-.g--nv-'v-f-"-"""""", xf5R"5?5 if A A Dr. Auburn shows the proposed improvements to continue the spirit The Singers use their talent to help build spirit on Founders Day. of "Old Buchtel." ,Jr 'W""'v -nr-v. V xx 1-Q Even the faculty had a holiday. Dean Emeritus Spanton and Dean The people of "OId BuchteI" come back to see the new Akron Cherrington enjoy their meal. University. l95 X X X X X X vw Ex .f .- we 2, W , , X f' , f 'Ugg x yr! ,f,,Vf 1 'X 'X' " ,ww 4, .C X we , QW Zz' H, ff W if Mfg. M, , ,7 V,,, , . W, , A Q7 K .T H gzigf, WWW ZW V , ,V f ,W ,www 1 Q4 nf , ,fy , ,, J' 5, , ,f . Q A Vim 71 W X I . N X if l' in R xii 4 I x K ' If is lf, " was N : .v gd., 1 I, if g Q, 'ul g . . T 1 Eff A' 'x 4? , N ,A 6, ' r L. fl A J li lg T Y A X l f i ,I 'Mr -fl If fr! 3 jk ,, ' if f f if f c. w , ,N 1 X 1 Faye Willis, Pat Parman, Minnie Griffiths, Beth Crowly, Maureece Davis, Shirly Kirsh, Charlene Vial, Connie Burleson, Roberta Fodor, Marilyn Ray, Sarah Spradlin, Sue Mann, Mildred Ream, Billie Maxson, Shirley Nicely, Pat Jenkins, Director Rev. George Weber. Songfest was held in Goodyear Theatre as part of the University's celebration of Founders Day. The formally attired sororities and fraternities competed for six trophies. Phi Mu's sang their way to their fourth consecutive victory, while the Phi Delt's captured the top fraternity spot for the eighth straight year. As the first place awards were presented, you could almost hear the winners singing "We did it again." The audience, with the help of ODK honorary, sang novelty tunes while the iudges made the final deci- sions. As the evening came to a close, you could hear the soft humming of the "hit" song of the show: "Kanga- Kanga-Roo! Roo! Roo!" Martin Vronick, Bob Allen, Jerry Kehrle, Ted Denison, Chuck McNeil, Don Stallard, Dick Lombardi, Tom Harvey, Dick Maloyon, Gene Graham, Jim Cunningham, Bob Savoy, Dave RuFFly, John Kovalcik, Maurice McGuire, Tony Milo, Harold Hanna, Stu Terras, John Chick, Director Shelby Davis. c , it .sail ,, L- i if -v 5 .' - J 'M fa ' . i' f A f. wil ' fr pf '73 1' 'af 1 dy qv' ' G w Fax Q25 ' :MFI fix, ' . - Q- ff r it if A its if Wi T96 greek night The spirit of true fraternalism rang clear as the Greek groups on campus gathered together on George Washington's birthday in the May- flower Hotel. All the Greek members joined forces toward the improvement of the individual groups by solving their problems together in workshop sessions. The organizations all had opportunity to share their successful experiences and to try to eliminate the unsuccessful problems that confront each group. The climax of the day came when the sororities and fraternities combined forces to enioy a ban- quet inthe ballroom. Scholarship trophies for the highest fraternity average went to Tau Kappa Epsilon. Sorority honors were copped by Phi Mu. Twenty top pledges were awarded certifi- cates for their scholastic attainments. Another year has shown that the fraternities can and do work together for the betterment of the University through united efforts. Greek Nite at the University of Akron is our demonstration of the ideal relationship among the fraternal groups on campus. Maureece Davis leads the discussion as all the groups try to find solutions to Fraternity men help themselves by helping others their problems. v v E 1 "Well, sure and if it isn't Engineers Day." ,,- L it e-day 'Y X x ,Xi l 'x X K -. Engineers Day, l954, started off with a bang-a real bang! Cap guns and water pistols added to the confusion as much as the rifles and shot guns that nearly deafened the Hilltoppers on that day set aside for St. Pat's boys. St. Pat was let out of his coffin early, cmd the green and white flag was raised amid cheers from the gallery. Clothed in green from the top of his stovepipe hat, through his "longies," even to his shoes, the patron saint directed the burning of the effigy of a Liberal Arts student. The Arters returned the insult by sneaking down the flag and raising one of their own while Dr. Sam Selby was admitted into I Tapta Keg honorary in the Student Building lounge. The Engineers retrieved their flag after a frantic search, but it had been decorated with streaks of black paint proclaiming "Liberal Arts Triumphs." The annual contests, including a beard measure, cigar smoke, and a "chew and spew," preceded a moderately quiet lunch in the cafeteria. The three sections of Engineers imechanical, electrical, and chemicall presented skits in the lounge and then holed up in the gym for a bas- ketball competition. The battered flag went with the Engineers to their brawl at Rico's where Lois Ahl was proclaimed "Best Engineered Girl" at the event. At the close of the brawl, the outlandish hats and weapons went back into green moth balls for another 364 days. if-'Q Liberal Art students aren't really much more. - can: No one takes down our Hag this year. Sm M ,M4 . Mm "Beware of Engineers " l98 QW tg , , 5 CV -,...--as lg E 1 Dr. Selby is presented with one of the more accurate instruments of his trade. If you look close they're turning green. The boys always "dress formal" for this occasion. fm Dr. Selby's gift has a lot of strings tied to it. N .Q-v .4 l X .jx , ' , ftifqe 4 Q, "' "ls that the prize for the egg throwing?" Wonder if this will be the longest for the beard growing contest? 199 ll fl .1 In ." variety shows Variety is the perfect description of the most popular assembly on campus. Any type of talent, from a magician to classical singers, is received with a burst of applause. Fred Bock and Jack Bennett acted as emcees this year. They kept the shows going with introductions, quips, and bits of wit. Jack Bennett watches as George Kirkendall makes it go up. Len Chandler knows an I old la dy. The Lancers harmonize on "Sweet Mama." Fred Bock and George Kirkendall watch "Jack-in-the-box" Bennett. 200 The background music was supplied by the ever-popular Maloyan Combo. No matter what the act or the mood of the music, it was supplied by student talent. Even though amateurs make up the main body of the shows, professional talent is more than welcome. The Lancers brought with them the finishing professional touch of a perfect afternoon by their unusual harmonizing. Their imitations and renditions of old favorites gave them assurance of a warm welcome whenever they are in the vicinity of Akron University. "l'll be able to say, I knew him when," is a common expression after the variety shows. The talent may be amateur now, but it is entertaining and someday . . . well who knows! ' l i l i .. ,Q I l t I Ed Boss gets things straight Carol Parker and Patty Evans, Mqureece "Cqin'f gay ng," with Chuck Twining. the adorable Adorabelles. IQ Take cl "Night Train" with the combo. Ted Dick "likesa Chantilly." 2Ol x WWI 'b Jig N, 3. ii-ir: Sometimes you have a chauffeur . . But always you confirm your presence ..-I Ig s,',,, .r . 2 4' lin p . 2' 6 it it is . ' ' ,fx 3.11 MJ I QT ' -I wi 5 21,4 f i l J 'tau' .1 rf' "Tiff f 2 ff -' lm . -fwfr-14' V ,, vw W' , , , f 5 4 "1Qjy"C I l A z . 'M Q . A l .1 Z9 :' X A 1 of I greek teas Every Greek group on campus holds an an- nual open house for all the student body. Most of the teas follow some sort of theme in their decorations. The affairs are usually held on Wednesday or Friday, starting at two and last- ing until five in the afternoon. The Open Houses are eagerly looked forward to by the Hill-toppers because it is a sure bet everyone will be in attendance enioying the refreshments and the pleasant change from the routine of classes. Sometimes you can even write on the wall . . . Even though some people don't like visitors. 'fl M If-- ,ds fx' .Cx 1 X un-5 X ni . , . 2 Q E i ,fi Some receive honored prizes . . Q Some people like to stay incognito . . . t Almost always the food is good . . . 203 fl ---....,,,,w 1-m.-f.s.., A-.N W. V ., lf:-e Even St. Pat himself may make a visit And some are honored with a crown. 5 5 KN Eh if high school day The wheels waif for their groups me 'f 204 High School Day is that day set aside for future college students to visit the University of Akron. The complete campus is turned over to these graduates of secondary schools who may soon tread the Hilltop's walks. A large number of displays were set up in order to explain how the various departments ofthe different colleges function. The guests were taken on tours through the many buildings on campus by college student guides who explained the history and ideals of the University. E Refreshments in the cafeteria and a variety show assembly ended the day's events. The interested visitors took home with them much literature, tired feet, and the thought of coming back to enroll at Akron University for the furtherment of their own education. Finally one by one they arrive. f it . -mag- 1 9 sf. ... if Qwyyi '- 205 high school day , Mwwff F ,- M ,X h xrl I' We asked them to our campus . . . We showed ihem the places where we work . . We pointed out our displays in chemistry . . . , , , in R,O,T,C, , , s, ,- L0ll,H1E Nl! X H NV if f - - in engineefing - - - .. . and in progress our school is making. 206 the lucky show y We entertained them with our talents, and as they talked it over ,... l 4 , , . l'57: lv- l-,. . 5 V 2 5 , it T A :ik , X MX: Q, J A - , q ,, , 2, fl . .S Q Y 1 , KJ-I " , .T f,,, 1 nf 1,1 2 ' ,, xg: ' Y , JK H' . ' I' A 3 . . . we wondered how many would be part of our campus next year. 207 N l .- .eel Connie Burleson delights the audience as Stu Terras tries to steal the mike. .. KJ X R V lk . ? George Rosen and his date strike a pose for the photographer. interfraternity formal lnterfraternity Council sponsored its annual formal in April at Meyer's Lake Park Ballroom. The affair is one of the biggest held by the Greek men on the campus. With Harold Nelson's sweet music, the fraternity men of Akron University had their big night. At intermission they sang college songs and were introduced to faculty advisers. Fraternity officers as well as the executives of IFC were also introduced to the large gathering. The men's dates wore no corsages when they entered the ballroom, but were soon the proud possessors of delicate Carnation favors. Nearly 200 fraternity men and their guests made the dance a success, with iust enough floor space available for each couple. It was, indeed, one of the best dances held during the school year. Even sitting out dances can be pleasant with good company. Q-HW Q 8 "Just so everyone will know we're together." Mr. Hansford, faculty advisor and Jack Koerber, I.F.C. president, welcome the guests. Sui M Relaxing is so pleasant after strenuous dancing. x It takes two to tango. 209 commissioning 1954 -.r 'Q , Q . A- vit' NTI K Wiwix General Clark spoke before a crowd of nearly l,000 people at Commissioning Exercises on the morning of Commencement. He spoke frankly on "The Threat in the Far East," and presented commissions to i graduates of the University's Army and Air Force ROTC programs. He was received on the campus with a l7-gun salute, formation flying by F-86 sabreiets, and a combined police and ROTC-military escort. He was also an honored guest at the annual luncheon given by the Akron Chamber of Commerce for the University's newly-commissioned officers. Everything was spic and span and military as General Clark re- viewed the troops. 3522 The General received a real ovation. us' . AH- fs ff 1 .W XZN if 'fl g !5'H1alvLl3A' The boys were rather tense as they waited. The cadets saluted as the General was given a l7 gun salute. 2l 0 nf. Q rv 'I ,cc ,wg 1 ,be ,K ,ef - . Q is ' " ' ff .H :li ,. H an Y , is ,, . Col. Patrick led the cadets in their oath of office. "X .' . f . ff ,K . ,- t K f ' lr ' , -X, , A ..f, ' . f Z . - - , ' 9 ' S ' Q , p X +. . K at '1, ET.. 1, ,Q fx 42 ' V' .A,1..1 , : -4 ir -.2 , . 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Students danced and chatted at the "Know Your Date" tea dance. ,sl ng -1 M Good food pleases all at the Mother Daughter Banquet. 212 am., women' week For a week the women take over the campus. This year Women's Week, planned and managed by the girls, was organized to make the women better acquainted with their campus and community. The big day came Monday. Capable women were elected to lead the big co-ed organiza- tions on campus, and while the votes were being counted, everyone relaxed at the tea dance. Then the week was topped oft by a mother- daughter banquet at which election results were announced. lf JL l l i l l Thre uw nu 4 cn 3 3' Q 'U 'U -4 2 o 3 cn J 2 cn 'I cn 'O a 'o 'o cn Q. 'h o 7 m 2. a P Vfswvx 1 4 H 2 e Alpha Gam's top the "Know Your Talent" show. the male animal The lights dimmed and the curtains parted on the first University Theatre production of the new school year. "The Male Animal" by James Thurber and Elliot Nugent was a delightful sort of comedy, with enough truth written into it to make it hit home. Ames Auburn and .lack Bennett, in the starring roles, turned in very convincing performances. Fred Bock was entertaining as the boisterous, bluffing, former football star. Jim Kovach, as the old college dean, also added a great deal of humor. Dick Malayan succeeded in losing his temper quite often to fulfill his role, and Mau- reece Davis was as terrific as ever as the twit- tering dean's wife. The play was a gem of wit and humor and left everyone grinning as they left the Student Build- ing lounge. 'sw 151' "Do you mind if I dance with my wife?" Jack Bennett cuts in on Ames Auburn and Fred Bock. .ogy amy- . I r 3 c .4 7 "You're not treating her right." Fred Bock warns Jack Bennett to No, they're not relaxing. Ken Richards, Carol Turchan and Doris fuke bQffel' CUTS of AITIBS AUbUffl. Dressler are rehearsing' The leads, Connie Lowe and Ted Dick, talk things over. Mr. Varian's children were the hit of the show. the doll's house "Hide the Christmas tree carefully, Ellen, the children mustn't see it un- til tonight." With those words, Connie Lowe opened Henrik lbsen's l9th century drama, "A DoIl's House." It was the University Theatre's second production. Connie cmd Ted Dick, as Nora and Torvald Helmer, turned in fine performances as a husband and wife who had never had a down-to- earth discussion in their whole married life. There was very little humor in this play and any gaiety that came up was hampered by the knowledge that Fred Bock, who gave a poign- ant portrayal as a close friend of the family, was dying. Director Donald S. Varian's three children were featured in the first act as the Helmer children and were the youngest Thespians ever to appear on the Hilltop stage. Dick Maloyan and Dorothy Levering were seen as two who had once been in love and who renewed that love after many years. "A Doll's House" was a play which left people with uncertain opinions and feelings of depression. Connie and Blanche welcome Dot. f 'M ,X , 4 I ,. . t 5 .I V x '. y , 4' 'Qi N Lui! . N Nfl li? x .. V .x ix'-.y ' ......ww"Cf .225 X' " P N Fred Bock tells Connie that he's passing on. 214 ring round Twin brothers, a stoical old butler, and a girl in love with one twin who's in love with another girl who's in love with the other twin. All this added to the confusion and hilarity of the University Theatre's third and final play of the year, "Ring Round the Moon," by Jean Anouilh with translation by Christopher Fry. Fred Bock as twin brothers, Dot Levering as a ballet dancer and Ames Auburn as a wealthy snob, turned in performances which sparked the play to excellence. Maureece Davis, superb as usual, as the tart, wealthy and yet kindly Madame Desmortes, succeeded in setting things right in the end. Blanche Bayliss, Dave Hinebaugh, Jean Sewell, Bob Maroon and Jim Kovach were very convincing in character roles. Joyce McConnell and Ken Richards gave an exhibition of a tango in addition to their supporting roles. This play was full of humorous situations and will long be remembered for its witty character studies. 'is Kenny Richards and ri the light fantastic. 1 Joyce McConnell 7 P Maureece Davis has Jim Kovach and Blanche Bayliss fixing her chair. 2l5 the moon c 51, J . "K Q a Fred Bock tells Ames Auburn of his "Easy come, easy go," says Dot Levering to Bob Maroon f. 2 Q rl l i ps!! 1, 1' I i 5 . George Kriska presents his platform at "Meet Your Candidates." Prospective queens show beauty and then hope. elections One of the busiest and most colorful events takes place when student elections are held during the spring semester of the school year. Posters, speeches, bulletins, and refreshment booths are just a small portion of the many activities that take place in order to publicize a candidate for the office of Student Council. This year, three political parties competed for the top positions. Each party was backed by various factions representing the sororities, fra- ternities, and independents. A hectic day of meeting nominees, receiving favors, and casting a bal- lot, finally ended in the announcement of the new officers at Honors Con- vocation. As the evening progressed into the night, political loyalties were for- gotten as once again the Hilltoppers ioined forces to make the Uni- versity a better place for its many students. 't If Z Alec Thomson asks candidates Lenk and Maloyan M about pressing issues. f' ,J 5 Y, 5 f ci t, X W 1 , 'Q N s .M-4, ,QA 1 i M I f' , .vi N-4 ' 'fStZ",. f -... M fl f r ki. 1' f SX "Does your candidate promise everyone orchids?" 2l6 '1' Vf51L'I,.?3" "-"'.':'T-'-ns A ' 1 sa- Vy' vs. I if 'Come and help yourself and vote for our candidates." NSAATQQAA N ' FINNI js '35 i 1 rl' ff' Now if you elect our party . . ." Yes, that's me, l'm in General College." 53 JF fy gfffgf 1 .gi "lt's better than in the cafeteria, it's free." U .4 llfUUlU fill, "He looks like a good man." ,J xx dvi' W-trees-W ..,,,.,.. "Here's hoping they all win." l ,, , ,V . . . ' , , X. . l ,,W,,,,,,4A S President Auburn escorts Queen Dot Levering thru the saber Bob Savoy presents President Auburn with the senior class I t flaw S F l AH- A .-gr:-gs, 5 1 w 1, ' , 1 P Y 4' f H, 7 f' ll f Q i af ' SA L3 ,Lf - -e Queen Dorothy and her radiant court. Peggy Green, crowner, is escorted by Joe Lenk, new Student Council President 'T I l 'i-ll Bruce Finnie, Gloria McCarter, Tommie Nancy, and Bill Shelton won the Quartet competition. Paul Calling qnd Faye Willis enioy flieii- 255 lunchegn, 218 1-"""' beauty, food and fun May Day is the University's annual Spring fete, and May Day i954 will linger in memories as one of the best of campus days held at Akron U. "May Day Melodies" was the theme of the parade. Each competing organization entered a float depicting a song title. Under a blazing noon-day sun, students, fac- ulty members, and guests gathered on the lawn to consume a picnic style luncheon. President Norman P. Auburn escorted Dorothy Levering to her throne. Peggy Green had the honor of crowning the queen with a pearl head- piece. Singing quartets provided entertainment for the queen and her court. Clown iesters soon had everyone participat- ing in the traditional games. Huge be-ribboned badges signifying "first place" were worn by the winners of the various contests. In the evening at Chippewa Ballroom, the at- mosphere of the day lingered as Hilltoppers danced to the music of Gene Fiocca and Dick Maloyan. The tvsfo bands added to the festive feeling of making the May Day of i954 the best in the history of the University. All together now-shove. Aw, come on, egg-roll ! l 'Q A fefwkryfr ""'1lm 1 , aft, 'A' lsn't there an easier way to make orange iuice? Qh! this egg toss is messy. Pie, UGH I I 219 fl ,f 1 1, f Y A4 0 ' 3 - ag f ' fl P parad oat winners ' llY'L0vf- IE .V 3' 1 1,1 arsfluk. 1 1 5 , 4 , t wi, .X 1' F 1 i 'Q' lid ""'l""' 1. ii' 3 W Phi Delta Theta, first place fraternity. Delfq Gqmmq, first place sorority, 'T'-QM QW'- i 'wr' gs 'ae ,Y .NW QL A, A 1, wlg.,1:1 111.1,,, ' - f , . - w-. W, I xi 1- 11115. arf H 1- 'lin 8 .......,....fI' , " 1' .sg 1 f M .. ,. , . it , ,1 I 'ik Ili Q, 1 11 D 5 59. . l AKE l HE l RAIN 1- aiilgiflun tc sfh 1-fixi ,V h. LLDX11 1r4gn751 if '15 4 ,'T 1,,,iii1,,I11,-f 4 . , , Phi Kappa Tau, second place fraternity. Alpha Gamma Delta, second place sorority. 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'mt . wwf, " ,4 M v .. ,1 , i 5 1 . , ' .. . . 1 1 1 1 Sta .vwjw 1111, an . E hd' x ' . wav 1 'iwwfl.f- 1 11 , l , , QA LL. 'Allis l ' "..m.A.Li x...uHnm.i.1.:L...A.1...l.-Jul!-M-. l I-an-is Tau Kappa EpSll0I"l, third place frdlernlly. Kqppq Kqppq Gqmmq, fhird place 59'-Qrify, 220 3 4,4 1 5' v M1 1- T15 'R 3 0,351 O 5 li senior day 1954 Joe McMullen the new football coach was introduced at the Senior Variety Show., Senior Day began with the all campus variety show of senior talent emceed by John Chick and Gilbert Neal. Assembly acts included Bob Savoy on the trampoline, Maureece Davis singing a humorous number, Kay Fluke playing his tenor saxophone, and Bruce Kent a tenor. Barbara Hugus, Fred Bock, and John Chick were also in the show, which was in charge of Bock. Faculty men played baseball against the seniors, and senior men and women playing alternate innings against faculty. Seniors were excused from all classes after l l a.m. and wore slacks and sportswear to the picnic. After lunch there was a period of games with prizes for the winners. Dot Levering and Clyde Bolinger were co-chairmen of the day. x.- 5 if R I l vs. ag all-nb.. xi The faculty serves at the senior luncheon. Seniors play "break the balloon, eliminate the goon." 22l s s'SM8 5 Wfi vxfiif Q V i , 8 lg Q' ga VS: 'g' Q I . .' n ' K V , ,,q sf Ygfvfflxwm Q Q gwmw Safe? g3,wgw 5 V gg -sr ya 5 X5 W ' V 1-. Q S Q ,fa 15937 N.. fi 1 1 Q 1 A , "Q"' X ! v x V ' mga' fr V! X: y , ,, mi Q . ' 'Mfiig 'wg nf i,f?v ne ' A KVA ,QA lglrf gk' IX .' I , if 1' N . in 'Af' V I ,ff "' '1 Q 2 .. ..'. .1 l-- 1 x P 1, ,, ll ,iq of I f j , I ' 1 ma me 4 fe 5 E Q 5 31,4 Q S '8 8 3 9 S353 g? Q?lMQjNL!T I 1 9 H 5 WWW Pi gif' fv"5fQf" 9: 7+ abr' 1' ' I f 1, fwfh If M H as F 1 fix J' XL ' Q 4 . 1. lv: i1 D?'5 'r ,if Xl , 2 .' If v j- 9 , K , 2 ! I j ' . 1 g , l -I 4' 1. 8 4 1 Y ' - , I f , 1 9 A .. . J , ill 4 , . - .I - -2 2 'Q --Q is I! U w mi ---, N53 f ...bf .,....1gs ' PM "W commencement This year's eighty-second Commencement exercises may go down in history as one of the most star- studded programs ever offered on the Hilltop cam- pus. Comments on the world situation and advice to graduates from such distinguished persons as General Mark Clark, former United States Far East Commander, and Dr. Raymond Walters, President of the University of Cincinnati, received wide community acclaim and public notice. Graduates sweltering in traditional heavy black robes applauded appreciatively when Dr. Walters, internationally recognized authority on college and university administration and enrollment trends, re- assured them that his commencement address would not exceed l2 minutes. Among highlights of this year's Commencement Exercises were: l. The presentation of the first degree under the aus- pices of the College of Business Administration to Gil- bert Leroy Aumiller Jr. who received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Dean Warren W. Leigh of the College of Business Administration presented 86 candidates for degrees from the new college which completed its first aca- demic year in June. 2. The presentation of honorary degrees to General Clark, Dr. Walters, and J. Penfield Seiberling. 3. The presentation of 50-year certificates, in person, to Mrs. Kathryn Huggins Evans of Kent and Frederick Glenn Swanson of Tyler, Texas. Certificates were mailed to Frank H. Brown and Mrs. Charlotte Olin Williams, also surviving members of the class.of l904. 4. The presentation of a Bachelor of Arts degree to Ames Auburn, 21-year-old titian-haired daughter of Dr. Norman P. Auburn, University president. Dr. Auburn presents Gen. Clark with an honorary degree. Dr. Walters receives honorary degree and congratulations from Dr. Auburn Dr. Auburn chatting with Dr. Walters and J. P. Seiberling. 223 mrswf "' Bill Carillon gives his date some cues. 544 1 zfggg, w Cary Yelin and date are "living it up." 1954 senior prom The members of the Senior class celebrated the ending of their college years with one of the "hottest" dances of the season. Literally dripping with per- spiration, the couples danced for a while and then wilted to the windows for the little relief that could be found in the evening air. Held on one of the most humid, hot days ofthe year, the dinner dance at the Akron City Club was tremendously successful. Dancing was to the music of Bob Cole's smooth orchestra. 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