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

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Z-T 'A 25 ' HIE TEL-B U C N-I AKRON UNIVERSITY- THE CULTURAL CENTER OF A DYNAMIC WORKING CQMMUNITY ,,f AKRON S fnigiglt -8 xi In 4 1 ,E 1 2 -fl xl , .h W . K' ..., "M 1f?"1-P-U.,-.. , . ' ..-f-"-11.o?"n.e'., . ' ' -jx". L g,,,-Ugfyi . .erin W . , Eff, esm+3Pe'.J1le:3,,:i-.M..-'ez A V .- " - . V ' lf' 'L'e..'---1 " " .-, - I. '--7" T-4 , l-A - .T " 322- . f '-'lf -v 53:1 f A., Throughout this l955 Tel-Buch you will notice a motif or symbol which ties together each section to make the book one complete unit in the history of The University of Akron. On this page you see the essential part of the motif, a circle with lines radiating from it. On the opening page of this yearbook are two solid circles surrounded by concentric circles which intersect each other. One solid circle represents The University of Akron and the other the city of Akron. The three concentric circles surrounding each solid one indicate spheres of influence for which each is responsible. There are three dots where these two sets of concentric circles intersect. These dots sym- bolize the social, cultural, and intellectual development which is made possible through the close co-operation of the University and the city. The radiating lines from each solid circle indicate avenues of philosophy, going in many directions, but starting from common grounds, the city and the municipal University of Akron. lt has been said that a city cannot attain greatness unless it has a great university. lf there is close co-operation "be- tween town and gown," as our president once said, both the institution and the community prosper. That is what we are representing throughout the sections of this, your i955 Tel- Buch. 4 CONTENTS CAMPUS LIFE TRADITIONS ORGANIZATIONS ROTC GREEKS ATHLETICS SENIORS PAGE 36 PAGE 72 PAGEI00 PAGEII6 PAGEI26 PAGEI62 PAGEI84 ...,. .i.-. N'-N -n -- -fel-a . ee-if if 'ENGINEERING The critical shortage, af 'engineers in the country is being relieved by -Uni- versity graduates. A cofop program is offered, where students attend classes for one period and areremployed in local and nearby' industries' qt a following tiineir While' stllllattehding classes in education, students teach part-time to gain gpractical experience with! problems they will face offer college is. behind them. ' The University ottersaafone-yearftpre-clinical program forthose in thefschools of nursing af hospttqIs,"There is alsoka icomplete Hvefyear program for 'future rim-ses. KA- .- "" Tl E EQ , 114 Q 4 I I A -lei 3, f. 1 ' ll 1, ' l QE- 'K g ,V,. 4" if N J T 'llll . PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE YEAR . Students on the Hilltop are offered a survey of the world and its cultures. They are taught to develop and strengthen themselves for the paths they have chosen to follow. All available facilities are employed so that graduates will have intellectual maturity and a wide scope of interests when they leave the University. .9151 fr? CHEMISTRY Chemists who are graduated are ready to till important roles in industry. Laboratories are equipped with the latest in apparatus for performing ex- periments. Although long hours in classes may -discourage a student for a short time, it is the realization that study will pay off in the future that keeps the college man and woman plugging away. ln every course given, a student will gain knowledge which can be applied and used in the iob he fills tomorrow. Although vocational and technical education are empha- sized, it is not to the degree that "know-why" knowledge is abandoned for strictly "know-how" courses. ,wr BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION More efficient home-making is learned in a "lab course," living on campus in the Home Management House, where a model home is maintained for six-week periods. HOME ECONOMICS Practical tools for students planning to enter fields like accounting, market- ing, advertising, and industrial management are taught in the classrooms. LIBERAL ARTS Students are introduced to the chief fields of knowledge in the divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Applied Arts. SECRETARIAL An efficient and intelligent secretary can often mean the difterence between several thousands of dollars of business. f '11 so ec l . I . , X 1 2. A l .-:H al . -, ,SEV 'xx 1 ? cou.EGE or ENGINEERIN 'T' Mechanical Engineering faculty-Earl Wilson, James Shearer, Michael Bezbafchenko, Kennefh Hamlen, William Pefry iHead of Departmenti. Working with machines as part of the engineer s curriculum. S xr -, 1 Ayer Hall, home of the engineers. V Drawing board work makes problem-solving easier. is .N-W A 13" -,Sw '-fi.1- the P' W'-44:2 ,j STUDY. . . ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATION Engineering students on the Hilltop get to apply their textboek learning in practical experience. They are guided by the faculty members of the civil engi- neering department, shown at the left: lfront rowi Ruth M. Ravv, Jayne Paulin lsecretaryl, Rudyard M. Cookf lstandingl Alvin M. Richards, Mo Chih Li. Members of the civil engineering faculty. .--4 9' Refresh while you study. -X XX Watching the work of a scraper. Does it work out like the theory says it will? Learning the operation Of the 'Othe- ' "li: 13,-3' I ' X Y -'fl-2' 1 K' u I - it n A ..':Q3L.N,' ENGINEERS WORK TO LEARN Shown here are the members of the electrical eng: neermg faculty lfrom leftl Multon L Kult, Paul O Huss, Paul C Smrth, Kenneth F. Sibnla department head Bull Pritchard and Joe Takacs are u-mazed Crammmg m the engmeers lounge if O0 Ol N. , ,fi RJ ii' v-1 T' HOME ECONOMICS There's never a dull moment in the Home Ec Department. What varied activities they encounter! Who do you think made the Homecoming Queen's cape, flags for ROTC, the togas for Greek Night? Naturally, this department. Seriously, degrees are offered in clietetics, education, textiles and general home economics. ln addition to many other courses, a 6-week course consisting of living in the Home Management House is offered. Homemaking is an art as well as a science. . . . .. .s.. - s v',,':i . . ',.' Miss Wmnigene 1 r ' 'Q-ff-. -M. . i 1 Wood, Miss Mary Wil- son, Miss lrene Bear fHead of the Depart- mentl, Miss Dorothy Laubacher, Mrs. Black. Curtis Cottage-head- quarters of home ec students. 41 i. l 1 lf. S-LL 4 ,fer A class learns the vari ous cuts of meat, NURSING Courses for students interested in the field of nursing are offered in the College of Edu- cation. The nursing program involves a basic or pre-clinical program for students enrolled in Schools of Nursing at City, Peoples, and St. Thomas in the city, and City Hospital in Massillon. Those studying to become nurses live in the nurse's homes at the hospitals with which they are aFFiliated. Classes are long, and accompanied by laboratory work, but those who complete the course of study are extremely well trained and capable. Practical application for theories. And someday this 5""'L 'X R rf! " -3,15 QB? Eg. I3 Miss Evelyn Tovey looks over the student nurse uniform. ,ff A , 'X ,ff ,f " f' ,1" cou.EGE or BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Business Administration faculty-Dean Warren W McKinnon. 1 ld if "Now is the time for all good men .... " 'Q ,,..-w Performung cz stencil process. cs -if BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND SECRETARIAL SCIENCE Alert young men cmd women make up the classes in the business administration and secretarial science departments. Those in business learn more than what the textbook says by being sent into local firms to learn the operations first-hand. The secretarial curriculum combines technical training with broad, cultural education in order to better prepare the graduates. On the iob at a business firm goes hand-in-hand with textbook learning. Part of the work included in the secretarial curriculum. Secretarial Science faculty-Seated: Mrs. Audra Tucker, Miss Eldora Flint. Standing: Mrs. Lucy Self, and Howard M. Doutt iDepartment Headl. Mg, Industrial Management faculty-Thomas W. Shar- key and Dr. Frank I.. Simonetti iDepartment Headi. Accounting faculty-Miss Mary Slusher, Ossian Gruber, Miss Frances Clark. Missing is Dennis Gordon lHead of Departmenti. Men working in laboratory where rubber is made experimentally in small glass bottles. Note safety gloves and goggles, hood at right for ventilation, safety container for bottles and safety shield behind man in background. GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES The University holds full direction and management of the Government Synthetic Rubber Research Laboratories on Wil- beth Road next to Firestone. The primary purpose of these laboratories is to conduct experiments to improve the qual- ities of synthetic rubber. The University has directed this re- search for the government since T944, and this year was given an extension of control until at least the end of I956, at an annual cost to the government of S950,000. ,li X Y vw. ,, --.. -1 welll .ff lie , i 1 .T I oovfrennfnr iiaoniroiiisl OF THE RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION oremsn sv 97lellNlVENSlTY OF AKRON Today's scientists use electron microscopes in their studies of the molecular structure of natural and synthetic types of rubber. One battery of 5-gallon batch reactors used for making experi- mental ,-4 i rubber. .-A I -mn, ,E X, A., ,ll Y Dr. Corsaro aids a student in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory. A delicate operation in the balance room. CHEMISTRY The University of Akron is a municipal institution, so natu- rally it is the aim ofthe administration and faculty to prepare students for work in home-town industries. A great part of this preparation takes place in Knight Hall, the five-year-old chemistry building in which are housed laboratories and equipment of all descriptions. Lectures are accompanied hand-in-hand with practical experience in these laboratories. Using the electron microscope in rubber study. Knight Hall, busy hub of chemistry activity. ,nf X1 l sf, , ,II 4 . l l l ' L K - -415 ln chemistry of rubber and plastics especially, the depart- ment is outstanding and contributes a great deal to the city's industries. ln connection with the four maior rubber com- panies, students conduct experimental work and collect data which can be used profitably. When a student is graduated with his degree in chemistry, the city of Akron can be certain that here is a person well qualified and competent in his field. Preparing lab specimens of synthetic rubber. fl. Chemistry faculty-Seated: Dr. Maurice Morton, Dr. Thomas Sumner ldepartment headl, Dr Vaughn Floutz. Standing: Howard Stephens, Dr. Alvin Wolfe, Dr. Walter Cook. Llf ill Complicated apparatus setups solve many problems. Preparing today-for tomorrow Missing: Dr. Corsaro. A student now, a scientist of the future. l9 .-.,, This building houses most of the education courses. COLLEGE or EDUCATION l Kappa Delta Pi honorary-Row I: Miss Mabel M. Riedinger, Joe Sweeney, Mary Lou Usery Bill Hollingsworth Dot Leyden, .lohn J. Pottinger. Row 2: William l. Painter, Wanda Clark, June Launtz, Edna M Weiss, Lucy Viel haber, Virginia Lloyd, Mary E. Myers, Miss Helen B. Befker, Clare Thomas. Row 3: Edward W Jones Robert E Sattler, Harriet L. Petley, Leona Rains, Elizabeth Washko, Ray Campbell. 'nb -V A class in Teaching of Science-a demonstration showing that dust is highly l Young pupils learn to explain dis- plays in class. Education faculty--Seated: Miss Emily H. Davis, Mrs. Helen Painter, Miss Evelyn Tovey, Miss Helen Becker, Mrs. Betty O'Hara lsecretaryl, Mrs. Helen Arnett leducarion Iibrarianl. Sfanding: William Painter, Ray Campbell, Hialmer Distad, John Poftinger, Miss Mabel Riedinger, Edward Jones, Gabe Sanders, Dean Howard R. Evans. 1 V ,A 4-V 9 S54 71 F LA. -x il l 3' . ' . .ai 1, e Jw-Q-' Hifi" 41 ef. Psychology faculty-Dr. Paul Twining ldeportment heodl, Dr. Rollin Patton, Dr. Peter J. Hampton, Dr. Arthur Becoming handy with crafts. Hoover, Dr. Wesley Alven. l f I , + V 2 ik' Dr. Distod takes u break. Learning o little about yourself 1'-F'- The student teach- er gives as well os receives instruction 'V Q X if Xx. Mommie will get to see these. J! C1 'K U Instruction is given in Memorial HaII's brand-new pool. It's important to keep an eye on the "bird." I 7 F317 PHYSICAL EDUCATION Physical Education faculty-Seated: Miss Gwen Hilbish and Miss Gwendoiyn Scott. Standing: Eugene Kruchoski, Joe McMullen, Kenneth Cochrane Idepartment headl, Tommy Evans. Calisthenics in the men's gymnasium. an?" Crouse Gym: a memorial to past physical education activity which still stands after more than 70 years. .i.f,. English department facully-Sealed: Ed- gar Roberts, Mrs. Ruth Pulman, Mrs. Julia Hull, Mrs. Helen Thack- aberry.Slanding: Don A. Keisfer, Robert Thackaberry, Frank Phipps, William Sle- phens, John Hull. W bm v""' V+ Learning from laboratory specimens. Q? Q Good work in shadowing and perspective. 55 , i ' S ,Q N..-f'w 'X : N- V. X, W: N X 'Y RN T? Yami ii I N X i af' hi' :c f P325 1 I' i fvffr X , if'-' , 1 ffm if A f it f Z, I 1 gf-' 5, ,i f ' Q, I r .ef2"T' 1 rr " ' 1-gg r 3.1, + , f -33 arf? 5 H in -.13g:fgLl?M,"LK. T: ' , 1 ji V4 1 NN - - my AV Mg If, Economics faculty- James McLain, Dr. H. M. Cleland, Dr. Jay O'Hara lDepartment headl. Language faculty-Seated: Dr. James Glennen, Miss Anna Belle Chalfant, Dr Robert lttner ldepartment headl. Standing: Dr. George Leuca Dr Donato lnter noscia, Dr. Theodore Duke lhead of Latin and Greek deparfmentl Dr. Laurence J. LaHeur ihead of the philos- ophy departmentl. History faculty-Dr George Knepper, Dr Ernst Presseisen, Dr Clara G. Roe. ' H .- , lcv v TI 9 i V ' LK LN, .xA Music faculty-Seated: Elmer Ende, Mrs. James Mitchell, Miss Nellie Whittaker, Virgil Parman idepartment headl. Standing: Nor- ris Broomall, Lawrence Scarpetti, John Stein, Clarenz Lightfritz, Dr. Henry P. Smith, Darrel E. Witters, Robert Paolucci. 26 QS Mathematics faculty-Dr. Samuel Selby ldepartment headl, Ernest Tabler, Dr. A f I -D . E ' H. D ' . Margaret E. Mauch, Miss Will H. Lipscombe. . H aw ly r may cms ldepmmen' headl' Bernard M Weiner, Malcolm Dashiell. Bivlvsv fClCUllY-Seeledl M555 Helen Pdfk, MFSS lfene Hefnlng, Roger Keller- Political Science and Sociology faculties-Dr. Samuel Newman, Ivan Parkins, Standing: Aubrey Allman, Dr. Gilbert Chang, Dr. Walter C. Kraatz ldepartment David King, Dr. Roy V. Sherman lPoliticaI Science department headl, William headl. Gnd Dr- Paul Acquarone. Hardenbergh, Dr. Charles C. Rogler lSociology Dept. headl. ' V i Dr. Summerfield Baldwin Ill, head of the history department since 1945, passed away suddenly on January 'l5. He had been on the faculty I2 years and was chairman ofthe University's social sciences division of the College of Liberal Arts. I 27 ' v Director Duryea, and Mr. Cowell show Audio-Visual Aids. The Community College, and Prof. Petry, go on TV mi' NIGHT SCHOOL ln the evening session of The University of Akron, credit courses are offered to those who are em- ployed in the daytime and wish to earn a college degree. It may take a lot longer when a student carries only six or eight hours a semester, but the time has proved worthwhile to those who have at- tained their goals. The Community College, which also offers night- time classes, does not give ocademic credit for the hours taken, but many interesting subjects are pre- sented, including ceramics, millinery, every-day law problems, and even French lessons for tiny tots. K ,..ff'4:-' I- ,.... Directing staff-Mr. Ernest A. Tabler, Dr. Dominic J.Guzzeta and Dr. Edwin D. Duryea. Instructor Mrs. Eleanor Taylor and some of her ceramic masterpieces. VV. 4 v ,- . -t 'x , 1 "El I ,f Q :.4,V i , .W 5.9 -V h ,-5. ' ,QT . , ,V E Qi- E4 l QM' Y v I 1 1 " ' E-x -"I . ' ' s M... Hill..-" .'7Y':f-'L .' rm,1. .agf,Y ,L 'ig il' w.1wf'g'?2.L -A Lf, " , K 'A fi-2, V ' . Nl- 'J , 1, "f Y' N.. J.. ,,-f Q 0--.-1 . .-, .g-f ., 'if' XT 1 THE PRESIDENT When Dr. Norman Paul Auburn became president of The University of Akron in September, l95l, he stepped into an office held for i8 years by a man widely-known and well- liked as the administrator, the late President-Emeritus Hez- zleton E. Simmons. lt was no easy task to fill the boots of one who had served the university of his home-town community. Yet Dr. Auburn has achieved great status as an outstanding educational and community leader in the four years he has been here. Under his energetic leadership, the University has added to the material aspects of the campus, as in Memorial Hall, the Firestone Conservatory of Music, and the nearly-complete Arts and Sciences Building. The College of Business Administration was created and the General Edu- cation study plan revised almost completely to provide bet- ter liberal backgrounds for students. The University has made great advances under the administration of this man. Our president can be seen at any event which students or faculty attend, including football and basketball games, assemblies, and the like. Always congenial, always helpful, always willing to take time for a friendly and personal greeting, he has proved the measure of his worth as our University president. His iob, preparing the University for the students of the future as well as keeping it academically superior for the present students, is accomplished with a will and the enthusiasm which words can barely express. Interview time for student reporters. 30 Football from the President's box Congeniality is his motto. 'Cf' y Suggestions for a library proiect. ,fr 1. N Mr. and Mrs. Simmons at the Farewell Dinner given in their honor. x sf Chatting with John Collyer and Bert Polslcy who received honorary degrees. The University's guiding hand in its early expansion pro- gram, President-Emeritus Hezzleton E. Simmons, passed away on December 30, 1954. This beloved former president always placed the University first in his life, and students were proud to be able to call him "Prez Hez", and he was proud of it, too. His abilities, personality, loyalty, and indus- try were always devoted to the University he served, first cus a student, then as a professor, and finally as president for i8 years. At the time of his retirement in August, l95l, he said, "Our interest will always be with the students and faculty of the University and the welfare of the institution." This was cn philosophy from which he never once wavered throughout his life. He signed the degrees forthe graduating class. Q-swf.. Time out from his numerous duties. -A -wax..-. L - .fu xx X2 ,MQ , ,gg-1 ,ga , Q C, Lg SS" .Hg Egg' 7. I , '-, .' 'w,'4P.iQ. ,I , 4 HL - 1 Y 1.5, ., Y., , 'l , . iisyzgvnsarkwlk 4 ML ,. , . ' " 65.4 51-' U I ,. . ' --....--.. . . ,, is XM. , M E, 9 , A ,..X gy N, R WE? 'f ' sf ,324-fia',N, .Q 1-' ,JFK N Mx N , rw- w ,"' 1, ?5fs311'g if fx-gig i? ',i3..y 'Qi w , E Q X : A T515 al . , ,V 3 , U - Q iz' f' V ' w 1 ,mfg l v 11-1-5 Ui: W HE ATE PRE IDEN HEZZLETON E. MMONS f'L1'w '-f' N ...f T? uf fy. .r I N W ,V F Q iii if. fc 4. Seated: Howard R. Evans lDean of the College of Educationl, Warren W. Leigh lDean of the College of Business Administrationl. Standing: R. D. Landon lDean of the College of Engineeringl, Ernest H. Cherrington lDean of the College of Liberal Artsl, Leslie P. Hardy lVice President of Financel. Seated: John Denison lAlumni Directorl, Richard Schmidt lRegistrarl. Stand- ing: U. S. Vance lUniversity Editorl, Albert Walker lPublic Relations Direc- tori, Cecil Rogers lUniversity Treasurerl. QSJE 'QC,,sif 'EC'-" , A ' , X 'sez' W tl! liz liz- -.-.-' T-5 :yLs,Tlf,3J X -' J ADMINISTRATION GUIDING HANDS FOR AKRON UNIVERSITY The University's numerous activities are carefully directed by the administrative staff, composed of the officers of this institution, and the Board of Directors, made up of represent- atives of Akron's interested citizens. The administration is always on the look-out for plans which will make our Uni- versity more successful and superior in its place in educa- tional circles. The maior advances which this municipally-run university have marked in the past years were brought about through the sincere interest and valuable time con- tributed by these behind-the-scenes personnel. Any problem, financial or curricular-wise, which reaches the University's doorstep is carefully considered by this administrative group. Board of Directors-Row 'I: Mrs. W. A. Hoyt, Hurl J. Albrecht lChairmanl, Harry P. Schrank lFirst Vice Chairmanl. Row 2: Leslie P. Hardy lSecretaryI, Charles J. Jahant, H. L. Besshardt, Dr. Norman P. Auburn. Row 3: Joseph Thomas, Lee J. Ferbstein. Absent: E. J. Thomas lVice Chairmanl and Kurt Arnold. l I7 IQ" i ,-J. W, Cr 'QP -4 .i DEAN'S OFFICE "Report to the Dean of Students Ottice at your earliest convenience" might produce feelings of anxiety at some colleges, but that message on the Hilltop usually results in the solving of a student's problem. The message is sent to those who need aid concerning grades, finances, or class scheduling. A talk with one of the six advisers waiting to be called upon is iust what the student with a problem often needs. Serious about their counselling work, but congenial in their small offices, this advisory crew actually welcomes the student to enter and unload his troubles. The pleasant expressions you see on this page are what lie behind the assistance that their experience and interest give students. ,...-- Gordon Hagerman Assistant Dean of Students ' ' Kgs: ye was W it-1 ,R ss Donfred Gardner Dean of Students 'sf' mug, 4- Q. -E! Q7 mfs? if W it ,ff xe- 4F' Qsff if mi N, Rlchard Hansford Mrs Mary Keating Men s Adviser Women s Adviser George Knepper Mrs. Aileen Boggs Assistant to the Men's Adviser Assistant to the Women's Adviser 35 Buchtel Hall Administration Building VIP' , vu, , , -,-.4-lg '-5-.-LI .,. '- W1 1,51- '4' 1 .. ,, , V I z5?xgg',UgT If -1 -. . - ,r. .La- v - , zfw . gf, i. 5 .,,, ,X 'gh .. jx' 5'5- Lqmrfk. , 1 ,5-55 4. 'v-1g'...a-..-f , . 1,-,.-.V-,nb-I -. ,..-,,,,5?.:--1-,Q CA MVU5 LIFE iff - V' -1: '79 O 0 I I i Checking over the magazine rack. Time for study, then . . N e How'd the races turn out? Studying A necessary evil taken seriously Studying is a serious matter to any college student, and Hilltoppers can be considered even more ambitious because so many are working part-time to finance their education. Naturally, Bierce Library is the center of study, where reference books are no further than the next "stack." Often when "oral" studying is necessary or a bit of coaching from a class- mate can help clear up that cloudiness, a couple or group will move into the Student Build- ing lounge where whispering is not necessary, and no one fexcept perhaps the fellow asleep on the couchi will be disturbed. Break for cottee. 2'5" 5:5 ,f ' N. -ii I , L c V, " 1 . -. ' " ' " ' - .. ,g W A i W' fl . b n 38 'X Studying in the lounge. Here's iust the book! 'lx Thot's no way to study. "I hope you like the book." Help from the card catalog. 15X u, ..- Y x ,Xu - V .liz 39 L hnf. Dui-iq-, J .fi Y ..-- N- s-R '- L.- 4 . nf' '-- .xx 4 On their way fo sludy. r iv. i .A ur" f ,1 ' A V M W, 5 - ' ,J '-. ,I 1 , 'V' ez. f A -lf i' " 'A Q, 142 . ff" ' 1 -iv 4 'ljfy' x , .'A'fL " 1 ,,hp,x W A "J: 1' ' - Q xii' F P :Vi fi A"'11 I J? ,f , i V l if' 'l ' 5 , .4544 if fl i i - ' ' atv' 1 y ,,l. , 1 - A , l u ," . . ig 2 i i li .11 74- 2 . . if J . aw 3 F 1: ,ef ,yr l lj, ' 53 07 , ' 1 u-V' ' -24-- l " l l in.. J 'il - ll ll 1 3 I 1 l g l l I n . llllllll J5. . V ' . 1-1. ' . P The card room was re opened V The best kund of break from studying Time out for talk 'Eng You can study for iust so long, and then it's time for a break. On our campus cmd in its vicinity, there are many places for a break: cafeteria, lounge, or any place in the Student Building, plus the off-campus hang- outs like George's Restaurant and Terry's Place across from Knight Hall. When it's time to put the books aside, students find many activities to relieve strain on the brain. Maybe it's chess, which takes lots of con- centration, or perhaps light conversation with the latest "light" in your life. The ten-minute break between classes is crammed with little odd activities, and when there's a free hour, everyone uses it to the best ad- vantage, whatever that may be! Not studying, but concentrating. A meal at George's for a change. IWW l Mg It must be stuck. C'mon, sign off! lt's my turn. An old Italian custom. I is 'QW Q COFFEE CLUTCHES Whether it's spelled "Coffee Clutch" or "KafFee Klatsch," it means the same . . .free coffee and rolls for everybody! On one of those "bad" mornings, nothing can brighten the day like discover- ing that the "wake-up cup" won't cost a cent. Women's League sponsors most of these events, but other groups take turns, too, and the whole campus benefits. ,lf "There you are-with cream and sugar." 'Q is And cv breakfast roll for Dean Evans. Q The faculty likes it free, too! For that between-classes break. 3 ' "l love coffee . . ." Must be rough, fella, really rough! for-, s J 42 i i 'M' TEAS -5 sf Tea for two, or three, or maybe more on this campus. Most of the "teas" don't serve tea, either. Usually it's coffee or even punch, because there are few "tea-totallers" in college. Many teas fea- ture special programs, like style shows. l -5, . , . . ,,.,.:,,l iq.. ,I ,A ,., .1 - it xx .v -, . x- ...- ri- -. rv -' . Here comes Jo Ann Joseph modeling a bridal gown. 1 I n l ' l li l I N , 1 l X' fr' -- .--i 'Nw Z - 2" on o so ma v- vt rn -1 4 ro -A Ks Q D z' U 9. a' S4 fi a 3 2 Q. 6. 3' :' Everything is cosy and comfortable. Ht. Q 9. - ,M .1 If . w 3 ,--I, X' . 1 h it ,, X .A x if iz 'il l -' J 1 1 ,, var' . l - 0, , 1 zz ,, 'N-2 ' . Lf: I . .. i 1 ,Viva Q , - W .D asv, X 5 u -'V 'Q 'iw' ,f-'I H -' f .. f V ,, -- A Anne and Shirley accept with pleasure. Sip, chatter, knit, or watch everyone else. The line forms to the rear. Here's more cookies. Xi ri NT X' Two leaders William Tubman, and our president if Ready to ioin the convocation audience. The processional with all its grandeur. 44 LIBERIAN PRESIDENT A noted teacher, legislator, soldier, iurist, and pub- lic servant all rolled into one man came to The Uni- versity of Akron in late October in the person of Wil- liam V. S. Tubman, president of Liberia. At an open convocation which drew l,5OO spec- tators to Memorial Hall, President Tubman was hon- ored by receiving an honorary degree of doctor of laws, bestowed on him by our own president. The deans of the colleges were garbed in their tra- ditional black robes to add distinction to the cere- mony, which many students, as well as Akron citizens, attended. The University Singers offered selections, and seated in the audience were many prominent persons, including city Mayor Leo Berg and Governor Frank Lausche. President Tubman's address cited the people of Akron for the progress made in the field of industry, and he noted the cooperation between Liberia and the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, which has its home offices in our city. The honor guard impressed our visitor. HIGH SCHOOL DAY lmpressed? We hoped the 500 high school students who toured the Hilltop in late April were, and would choose the University of Akron for their col- legiate careers. The manliest of men, and the loveliest of coeds were chosen to guide the preppers through campus buildings where exhibits and facilities were on display. The high school students were addressed by President Auburn and heard talks on student lite and registration to round out their picture of the University of Akron. l What are all those bottles for? Now hear this . . . the tour is about to begin. V Rn Sghgol , . .Graduahxlb F! g gag STATES AIR fob? 5 F I believe it, suuure I do! And this is modern art, Hilltop style. An attentive audience if we ever saw one. Q Not at me, look at the building l'm pointing to! 47,3 .AN Y - 'A is c - J gfff' - Mg ,L 1 4., A-if - x .frilrffw 11322 si :HA V Gil' A aff- 1 'nl ..,, vw L hill, ' 3575155 . , , fc' ff: '1' H5 b., 4 .mfifiilir-5s,""r . A U T U M N Enrollment Upg 85th Academic Year Opens Classes and books appear with the fall weather. Practice in higher mathematics? Sorority Serenade by the Thefa Chis. If's hard to find "silence," ik I ,il , . ,gf , - 1 ., , 1, ,-,K V, r- fr , . f I. , s.,,. .M 1 ee - - - - Vi 4 Aziz, ' 1 .- U . 'Q' . i 1 , YE... 2 ' Jw' ' , ., i . ,- ' . 2 h A A . .:.:. , . 'WT rs , . 4, . N . , H MQ ' 2-all main! B495 xy E . 4 nz 3 .. ia w. ' 9 , 'irf-' -. . 4 ,Rum ii - 'f ' :,??,'- , W' -L rf' 1,,4 5 Old Bucmel in Aummn. A new building for a new year. If -fl X' Welcome lo the Deorfs Offire- Freshmen learn about our University. Tel-Buch FINALLY arrives. , ,h . Football means a migration day. ft, mf, Christmas at its most impressive point. S'no ioke, we aim to hit you. WINTER 1 7 K 1 ' . Registration time a ain. Sure he's been good! ig-wg: - R' l ,LQ 1 vents and Traditions Warmed Snowy Days jf 180 1l...l1,..l,F:?,nA-LT Y .,1. ,:,,,....,,,..l.E:l:.. 1g,.cy.g::c,.w'j2T.,...'f n'T,s,2.xg1i,,, ,fl ' .T...'.....r... 5' You gotta have an appointment. Xa 3+--.+- HOUDAY Htl E GAMES rounmwffvr :Off 29,30 l lu, ,l A fff 13 ,Dal.,e6e.57fR Llc 20 rllmf:-flw.Sfi171F l .,,l,,7., 5'f,?!':vlg fl 1 X ' Q w 4 Q The new sign keeps us posted. The highest honor for a Sees all, hears all, knows alll University man' l l Whaf's the news? How much? I. K i , is . 1 ix' :g fmf- , T' L . 779 " . sg l 1 1 1-U lt 41, L 5+ This makes going to class bearable. PRING CAFETERIA CROWD MOVES OUTDOORS SUN OR SCHOOL-BOOKS? A TOSS-UP F-J 'Fw - i Homework with the uid of the ants. 1'9 ,- fe? ff. - -3 , V i..,f3'r:??if -V ,f ' ,1.:'-fi5 , 'Y , "LZf'5 .,,,, i '5 -' R e A ' ,.if' , "fig-H" ff ' T- , if -'xx .A-. all .bn-IVY, 6--'i-:Q I ,J EL Y 1,115gi:.r.-:5...1""""11 .- -f ,, -2 2L4i75-f-',.+- ' A breezy Fefe-u-tefe. Open converiible time, and is he popular! Qr' 1 1 - X in .dn l Can you fell which ones belong in class? I Q1 'L . i we -r ,-.. i 5- ., V-::.-:qi ..- , , l 'E-T J. 'Q,f: - 3-Q Fleurs-www rf' faqs: pam n 1:1 : 5.1 :':l YE :: 4? 2-f 5 ,,f 5 - Lunch is best on the lawn. . '. ,,,,,e,-1sg.g.r ' ...- -. ., . V-W --3 ---v...,,n.-. fir-kai? rf J.. Wk " az.,-. - -,ji 4,T.'7- -.F N4 gut.,-'gel-e !'-'Q 3' -1:11 Tenhutl Spring inspection Mme is upon us. Newman Hull opened its portals to the sun. gg- ., -4 'MII 5 iii I in FH Proudly displaying the rifle team's trophy. In spring, c young mcn's fancy . . . ,NX if , A '-- . 1 - ,- , .fy v 1 , , , ,ff 1 ,4 r-Q ." V ' ff ,.-5, 5 - 'f f'i13.4 'L-,I I " '- f A? 4' 'K .ll 1 , ' D. 3' ' ,L ., .1.4 - - - W 1:55444 -:W 5,1 tif... Q-V f - s A S ' X i if 2 M i ul- 4 L HNF! ia i er, e P 'F W 'hi Ni' i IB. R' K ii-Q 1 -is 'ar I ,Y . 1. in r W M IHU piff w ogre 3 rwg 3 , , U ,IV ll ki A I V .. - -2 1" ' . V A55-7.L f -- i Y I If si? 'nl - - i ' .L 3: - . - ff ."'v2y -. " I ' 'z-23: N ,X " 1 1 ' . ' lis' - qv e- 'K - Y ' ' 1 ' - 7.1. -- .4 r- - e . ' 4, 1 1.7 .5 . "1 ' ' ' vt ' :gl . ', I . , ,',Q,.-A L.-7 Y A A. YJ, 4 . . Q - . .-. .. -Alf " C .- - V , -',, 1' .1. +1 ., ., N -A --,.f ' 'V : 4 ...L 'V' ' ' ' T , . . - -W! V Q .pf ' -'!57'!3"i T53 -,".,'Q'i,f -' ff' fy an J SWR w KN V? 'Evil V' W . ,gyif5f,i's I W- H . ,xiiiii i S V xx X '. ii L I. ' : i ij 5 N, ' ' ' ., h, W ii-I 4 ' . ,, A 1 gf H ' " 'o ,47 - ' Q- U ,:,,:. ' . ' J., George Kriska Who's Who, A-Key Bruce Finnie Who's Who 'F Jim Monahan Who's Who Larry Hamlin Who's Who, A-Key P- ' . V I , V :TEA , X W b , i x 4 ' fi LL? , X 1 .1 qv I. M 1 ' X the - ' i ,. fi 13 'X X -X h y if X Q9 ' V' 1' Stuart Terrass Who's Who, A-Key Jerry McEIfresh Who's Who Dorothy Leyden Who's Who Nancy Quirk Who's Who ,,. v 14 - . A.. Lois Ahl Who's Who A-KEY 9 AWARDED UNIVERSITY'S 'ron HONQR Psp.-. M Mark Figetakis Who's Who Chuck Blair Who's Who 3 52 ,K , 7, W .- 3 Q 5 .Q Vi: -egg, ' wi I ., ..., ,y ll I - 6'- i, .' A , ll? UA' -1 'K' " ' w " 'i ill L ' 'Q 4. . A ' F i til wiv V .- uk ,Y .4 , t .A - 'XX N Q-1" Joe Lenk VVho3 vvho '-5 ti, f H" 'Ifs W' vvhos vvho,A-Key 'n Phil Opp .Ach . , - , Q., , -sf WHO'S WHO U Being written up in the current volume of "Who's Who ln American Colleges and Universities" seems to be the first rung of the ladder to fame and success. This year, 22 University of Akron students appear in the pages of the book. They earned this honor by being outstanding in some phase of campus activity. lUvi1 lx , ' if ' . 3 y y . W 5 :l. J, H K IA 1 A: i iiii l. 1 .iii If Minnie Griffiths Ken Holloman Barbara Ainsworth Who's Who Who's Who, A-Key A-Key Ray Keifer Pat Seitters John Milford Who's Who Who's Who Who's Who 53 Annette Marcinkoski Who's Who, A-Key Pauline Gingo Minardi Who's Who, A-Key 175' Bob Perrine Who's Who, A-Key STUDENT COUNCIL Student Council on the University of Akron campus means more than "lust another inactive honorary to which activity maiors can belong." Under Presi- dent Joe Lenk's enthusiastic leadership, Council members planned and exe- cuted work for traditional events like May Day, Homecoming, Casbah, and Songfest. ln addition, Council took a good crack at the cheating problem, and came up with polls, an honor committee, and investigations which were the first step toward curbing this affliction of many college campuses. Elections proved to be more streamlined than in past years, and the commencement of Campus Night activities made students realize that they had an active representative group this year. Q Getting the cars ready for a mass mngration at football time Balloons, too, are part ofthe decorative scheme for migration. Row 1 Phil Opp John Reece, Barb Kiesler, Carole Vandersall Joe Lenk lPresidentl, Bob Perrine, Nancy Collins, Sally Pettit, Julie Denison. Row 2: John Milford Richard Hansford lAdviserl, Patti Evans Joyce Oldham Pat Seitters, Casey McGuckin, Janet Bailey, Sally Wallace. Row 3: Bill Pritchard, John Pappas, Ron Assaf Jerry Reeves, Jean Gravesmill Don Meador Jim Monahan. Row 4: Jim Weiss, Dick Rea, Ron Vargo, .lim Singer. ,.z STUDENT BUILDING I 1 Assistant managers of Student Building Manager Ken Holloman. the building: Rudy Ca- Phone calls are iust a small part of his iob. let, Tom Harvey, Charles Johnson, Ray - 1 l Kiefer. K., , ii fai, A'- EA: . A ' :bv , , Q 4 ,. gi, , 4 v - J .' -f N l W fwgn l l ,vw , wi f The boys of the inner office with their favorite gal, Ma Gorman. Tofe may chair, liff fhgf couch! W5 fha work crew- Plenty of men, but femininity in secretary Claire Good' man. The hub of activity for Hilltoppers-the Student Building. , '9 i V l l i Il-X -J Record filing makes preparing shows easier. DJ Jim Boles with Pat Seitters, only coed announcer. RADIO WORKSHOP SERVING THE UNIVERSITY. . . SERVING THE COMMUNITY The University's Radio Workshop is more than a group of "hams" holding fort in that grey, dilapidated former sorority house at the front of the campus. Although their "home" isn't much to look at, a group of industrious students have made the most of a beginning. Sound-proofing the studios and con- tinually improving technical facilities has put the campus radio station out in front as for as the University and community are concerned. The students are now broadcasting over WAKR fm tour hours nightly Monday through Friday. Pop record shows, children's programs, sport topics, symphony shows, and spe- cial public service programs make up the maiority of air time. In addition, each Thursday for three hours record shows are piped into the lounge over station WUA. This gives novice radio workers a chance to learn before going on to the bigger-time stuff. C Members of the Workshop with Neal Balanofli, adviser. Reporting from the press box during basketball season. "The Old Professor" spins some fine modern 'azz Jim Kovach interviews campus visitors. --5-v il k 1 V . ff E - I '-J V 1: . ':-5f...-T- I , sul. 2-l c ' iii? as fl ' T T i. Q I A ' . "5 . W .J . I ' 1,7 -. ,J ' . T L if' ' A , . 5 e J . , ' Lf Riff ri ' . .- K. . c ,.,.,. ' W - 2- , W' .V 4.1.5, .5 , Q ? V f 3 X , '-J," , L cz , r .F ,N :Wie V A Qiw , if R fi I .1 -A F Q, , 2 fa 9' 55? 'K L lejiib AM? 'wi' 7 rv-Q. .ww - N Jack Bennett makes Eli Anich look older. Beth Crowley, prop girl, adds a bouquet of flowers. UNIVERSITY THEATRE A membership in the University Theatre group entails lots of work and time, but there are no prouder members in any other group. Not a clustering of temperamental artists, but students with a special talent, whether it be emoting or back- stage work, is Theatre membership. Before the curtains part on opening night, students ham- mer and splash paint on the set. Meanwhile, the cast of the play huddle in corners rehearsing lines for the next scene, or try to out-shout the noise made by crew hands as they work. Director Donald S. Varian has been working with student Thespians for many years, and knows the enormous capa- bilities of his personnel. Whether they attempt tragedy, comedy, or farce, students are sure to enjoy the dramatiza- tions of Theatre actors and actresses. lighting is an impor- tant part of any drama. GRAMMERCY GHOST A poor little ghost, who couldn't be seen by anyone but the young lady who was scared to death of him, played the hero of the University Theatre's first production of the fall semester, "The Grammercy Ghost." Tom McChesney, starring in his first performance on the Hilltop'stage, had an entertaining time following about Joyce Oldham, a freshman miss who proved she could act a part years older than she was. And there were other ghosts, too. Two of Tom's buddies and a lovely colonial damsel, who looked as haunting dead as she must have been when she was living. Ken Richards was confused as Joyce's staid fiance, and John Milford, the dashing reporter, swept our heroine off her feet before she knew it. THE CRUCIBLE From ghosts we went to witches on the University stage. "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller was the story of witchery in late l7th century New England. Eli Anich, returning to Theatre work after a Navy hitch, was a persecuted, but innocent character. The accusations of others, like Julie Deni- son, put Anich on trial. His life was the object of political and personal persecution. Director Donald S. Varian and the Theatre players proved they were capable of serious tragedy as well as merriment, which they presented in the year's other two plays. TIME OUT FOR GINGER Anyone who didn't take "Time Out For Ginger," the final University. Theatre production, found out he missed some- thing funny when he talked to those who did attend. Dottie Fegancher, a cute new freshman, convincingly played the part of a high school girl who played on the football squad. Eli Anich, pulling a switch from his serious role in "The Cru- cible," was her proud poppa, who always wanted a son, and believed in the rights of men and women. Dottie even scored a touchdown, ending the U Theatre season on a hilarious note. 59 Music requires concentration above all else. Go back to "L" and hit it! MARCHING BAND Thrilling, stirring, and rhythmic describe the marching melodies of the University of Akron Blue and Gold band. Whether per- forming on the downtown streets at parades, or on the football field, or in Memorial Hall at hard-court games, the band is a necessity wherever spirit and exuberance is desired. The new uniforms the band purchased for the fall football season gave the group the necessary "pick-me-up" after 20 years with worn outfits. Darrel E. Witters, the old red-head, is as much a tradition on the Hilltop as the name "Zips." He is one man who has "zip" enough for rallies and athletic events. Without him it is im- probable that the band could be the well-organized and im- portant group that it has been for so many years. Students are proud to wear the navy blue and gold and march under Mr. Witters' guidance. l l Eye-openers . . , our Zipettes. Are they ever proud of their new uniforms! l CONCERT BAND Taking seating positions, but playing most of the same instru- ments that they do on the field, the members of the marching band plus a few new persons, make up the University's Concert Band. Darrel Witters takes ot? his walkin' shoes and picks up his baton . . . and concert season has begun. An annual concert in the Firestone Conservatory of Music high- lights the music season. This year, Prof. Witters started a new event, called "Bands in the Round." The high school bands plus Akron U's group combined to present a free concert in Memorial Hall. Later in the spring, the all-county band concert was held, and Prof. Witters helped to arrange this, too. There will al- ways be plenty of music on this campus, thanks to the band. fi t 'fx '59- Let's give 'em everything we got! Bum, bum, bum on the kettle-drum. A scene from the Benny Goodman movie? Solo work takes plenty of practice. M , ,.,.. s g ,- ,414 fT,,..., .4 -, .,,.,-,J ,.,., 1, . . nf -V.-J V-4 - ' - .... -. . ,,.- .s.. .,.. 1 , ., A.w..f.' ,-ws.--.-..s Home of the talented Singers, Firestone Conservatory. UNIVERSITY SINGER No assembly program or convocation would be complete with- out a 'few selections 'From the University Singers, Akron University's group of top songsters, under the direction of the head of the music department, Virgil Parman. They entertain at Founders Day, holiday assemblies, and for special functions off-campus. An awards dinner is held each year to honor those who have served several years in Singers. These students can get together qt such a function and harmonize beautifully, without long hours of rehearsal, which it takes in preparation for any program at which they appear. Entrance into the Uniyersity Singers is by audition only, and it is indeed a group of which the Hilltop can be extremely proud. ff Frances Thomas, featured soloist at a program. -IOYCB Oldham enfeflains with he' accordion' A full chorus of gifted songsters. 62 YV g KE' f ,,-QIIIHQ ,fxuvx K x 'X gl '- , f . ' X, , r ' S 45' 'ffgag' X K .f 3 ' ' . - Na If X, ' fl . .Z a J ff 5,3 ,M 'Q' if ,Wf " 4 J 'iq . , ZW' XH- ' ,4,.. . . , 1 Q. ,s . - . X '- - rx, . ....,, . . LX., V 4 ., Wg, HV .V I- Y ,, . il ' -V,fM -- ., . V """.l .1 , 4, Xp ", . . -- A - rg' , , Y :'.'i..1.'Q'f.i- W lfaeimfg' W' -'11-ff V Y' '7f2'F'?"'?f'?i- ' ' " J, A M' '34-,', V 'QP' At work in his office, Editor Jerry McElfresh. v ,, L . . i W Q .5 fi lg 'fag '-c -' , fi., 2-Lp P 'rf gf-Stews, ' "- f- :fi-, it 'TT-Y' ' .. .t vu, 1169-4-Aggg:if:'.Lj?vJ wfrzvgr i .fi z i '. lt-5'7e3',.-sgf, gli ,g A Ei:--Q ,L ji,-f' . 2-3 .4 .5 135 .f ' f' 1' if T' " J' LQJTJIXM ,,,i".v,,gi-,r--"pid, 'i, ' 5.,',3gi..gi5-131 lff5i'g?,q.g, ' ii-Q . -v s.:-Q - 1 ' .. - ' -- gf: 3 1. :Vi K 1 ,....yi 4 - -in - H: 1 -'bf -. -fi' Q H if " ' M. Jil.--Nw 0 Y- --"2 -' 1" - " ' A ll. "1 . ' ,' . ff 1 gag. , ,ig .p g-E 1 P . 1 .fa W1 " Y I E 1'-WEP . - f fl ' dimQ" m Qu. W i g: nu -ig! L. ig,ff,: 1:5 'i,. iii f' . 's':". ez .AVC 5 X Q, 1 Lf' ' ,515 -ff 3- '-"Gi Q V", ' ' 'AI iw ?" 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'T BUCHTELITE The Akron Buchtelite, the Hilltop's student-run newspaper, is eagerly looked for on Tuesday and Friday of each week because of its current news, interesting features, sports coverage, and-oh yes-the Socialite column and "Cuties of the Week." For both semesters The Buchtelite was led by Jerry McElfresh, the first male editor in five years, following a quartet of coed iournalists. The newspaper year contained 57 issues, the most ever published in the long history of The Buchtelite, and contained a special issue for the dedication of Memorial Hall, another in honor of the late President Emeritus H. E. Simmons, a special fraternity issue, plus Homecoming and May Day "speciaIs." Buchtelite staff parties and a final reward banquet were planned by Editor McElfresh for his working crew. 5 Ray Keifer and his business staff members discuss an ad. , -e .. dag. Q,-52... ,-- 712- V - J ' 1 ' W, V , i NW, ,M IF- 41, A -,.-,,.q,-AA, -,.,,.e, 4.4. -.-an--e -3 5, ,,f,5,.eg gg.- -, .53:f-:5'f e'is?!eesgc1:1-Q-2-2 e A we-W..-e, -J .fm-:.:. Y . . -'H 1- ' 7 lu, aqua- 'PF-L el l if-xf if T IE l I ag ff: T R HH I F lvl. 'Lx I l F 'l I ' li' T . P- --.i -., f ff. . ' , 'fi' - U T .- T 1 - . : pi- Q, ,-' ,l 1 1-3 ' fl, L ,- f i, 25: 'Wt l X - T. ' 5:1 A '- -W 2: '- '-3:3 - . K X M , ix, .H 3.4! ,girl ill - Eli lil Il 'li 1 5 1 ,- ..., L 64 - .. .2..'.:,1::lg:-1.- .A V--1 --,-.1-: ff - -.- ' . . . Q .. :if ' " A"' '-3+ .il- ' '- ",3g, - f f SN' sf- - , - A - .,1. -.f ,T f W fJ'-w4e'.,' es- --"Lg '-1-f--f-.-'F fr ,f-N-fl .1 ' 1 In o columnisr's quandary: Clit? Woodruff, Morgan Bride, Ed Kalail. -vy- :: ' 71 - I ' E I ,gk w Talk about gambling! Uhis was part of an April Fool's Day hoox.l Par! of the execulive slaff-Jim Crouse fphotography,. Seanad: Mariha Foreman and Marilyn Flanick fnews editorsl, Ed Kalail fsporrs ediforl. Tn: Aknc.. Buonturs -f---4-,f ---"' 4: lA. ai'--V fr fx.. .f The Buchtehte s flghtnng edltor The busy, busy Buchfelite staff at home-af work .iw .--...J gg, SAQXQ -at - -1 ' TEL-BUCH Something better for you-that was our idea when we began planning the l955 Tel-Buch. We planned a Tel-Buch that would more accurately record the day-to- day activities of the University of Akron student body. More complete coverage was one of our ideas for the book that would leave no one out. By checking through past books, we planned to avoid old omissions, to include past ideas that had proved their merit. Dead spots, stiff pictures, too formal language in writing a college year- book would have to go, we decided. Of course, much of the Tel-Buch is old. And frankly, we think you'll be glad. Sometimes and somewhere in the book, we may have gone astray. But we've done our best. We hope that this year's Tel-Buch will prove, for the most part, a true and pleasurable record of your activities for the i954-55 college year. .3 "ii ' is .5 fig? ' , f r r E . g . , , -. . ,N ' 1 . .1 Li ANNETTE MARCINKOSKI Editor 1, , i .5 1955 STAFF E -in ,. is. il 111' El CH Annette Marcinkoski Editor Clifton Bye Business Manager Marjorie Koehler Layout Editor Patricia Seitters Copy Editor Richard Beyer Sports Editor Frances Ryan Senior Editor Wilma Maxson Organization Editor Robert Zolnersak ROTC Editor Marilyn Riley Office Manager Artemis Stratos Art Editor Walter Rice Photographer Burt Woodring Photographer Others: Dick Auburn, Larry Ball, Harald Boughton, Judy Brady, .lim Crouse, Chuck Cummins, Darrell Dube, Marilyn Flanick, Phyllis Jost, Jerry McElfresh, Three sports in charge of the athletic section. John Naum, Lesley Perrell, Chuck Rice, Jack Robinson, Jim Rollence, Linda Thompson, and Barb Yott. Phyllis Jost assists Pat Seitters, copy editor. l LKL L.,- X l f,fw'l i l. lg liimflvlf T ' es, Do we really need a caption for this one? ' i X 'Tw Bob Zolnersak and Larry Ball get the men in uniform. , , , . . U X , I ' 'V "V H-S 55:23 A 'N X t Billie Maxson works with organization, Frances Ryan with seniors. ' -Qu -Ax X xg COPY, DEADLINE, LAYOUT--- --CHAOS Marilyn Riley, office Penny-pincher manager, kept the lbusiness manogerl lace in order Clif? Bye Keeping things posted for the students. ..4'n v it ,, ,. A ' 1 I . , . 1 v .l A big crew did the layout work and provided art. I JU 'Xf XX! bf D fi Yg- qu' 4'- flff ff N ? 'XX "L i ' S we 1-7,i'fL3g'i s W lasik jg, ,- ,...,- -ss::"T85Elfl FLASHBACK IN FOCUS .fe .I I nu kv'-1 , A 1 - fp . e e fir, T 4 , NJ i- . Rest, relaxation, and romance. Wonder if he's looking for a short-cut? if . 1 17597 Please go to the DG-Lone Star Hobo Hop, Grace. Gab and grub at the noon hour. 68 The Bookstore rakes in at book-buying time For the Phi Dells and Evelyn if didn l' have fo be Spring' Onward cmd ever upward to higher education Freshman counselors-Row 1: Clifford Woodruff, Grace Chaff, Ruth O'Brien, Elaine Gustaevel, John Mil- ford. Row 2: Wallace Lewis, Claire Goodman, Artermis Stratos, Pauline Gingo Minardi, Joe Lenk. Row 3: Ed Russell, Jane Cullen, Nancy Schrady, Mary Jo Young, Dick Beyer, Tom Harvey. 69 'ffqffl' 'vu ,nqfvf .J -g Whaf'Il the "Young- Old Timer" play fo- f 'ii ! day? . . . Jim Boles. Bob it's cold . . . especially when your girl's a cheerleader Y' ' Coeducational basket- ball af Greek Night u jaw! , A busy day for the library iusi before exams. Q A coed convention fakes over pan' of the lounge. y. All game. kittens? 70 Whatcha knittin', xii 'VU' f I gl Q I :gi , Wk if Vi? M gf ,, X bv i""'U 5 4 'il ff' X W Wi 5 w nuwfmnlq ,cmghcgfdlaiy fx wmykmff '. 'wwf sill.: ii-. L . .U N I 9",' , " 'f if i we M' ": ' ,mv I I I 'Q W Lf! F123 1 Q, -4. , ,sw ' ' ,g3.,aI, ' ,J-W., WLJ, . Q j ,,.- I' - ix- -Irv WYE fy at ' ' MMM I. "' L r- P' fa'??vN'-:wx iii H em , T' R- '-. :Ti .' E I-'Q J- " 1 - h ' w Q"-Q 'xr .45,,, TRADVItl6NS THE NIGHT BEFORE i - ' 1 -"" There was beauty all around us at Home- coming, and we would have been proud to match any one of our eight candidates for T 'Z A queen against other colleges' coeds. Jean 4' Kovarik, long ci favorite, was voted the honor ,ff by students, and Janet Bailey placed the " crown on Jean's short golden locks. Lfdfff X , as 3 AU Queen candidates prepare the robe for the lucky winner. Every vote adds up. Theta Chi fraternity's winning decoration. The torch rally started it off. H ..- I -7' ' fyifgqfi 'qfgl .1 -au... ' 'Eels '- ADPi SOYOVHY PlUYed if Kool' and won Q nm' We've got the tools, and the idea, but let's hurry. 74 HOMECOMING The big dance was in Memorial Hall, for the first time, and Fred DaIe's orchestra provided the right kind of music for the l,30O dancers. Theta Chi fraternity took another victory in decorating their house, and the members of Alpha Delta Pi sorority were thrilled to pieces with their first-place trophy. in - ,,,, ,E ,E A flower for your date? .. "rr, !-. Y'-xQ.e' - R . 'Q jlnfai ' 'ff-il . i' :..L' A me And onto the throne, A C,-mm' iudge. 75 'ui E The queen dazzled her escort The big moment. A nice pose. THAT NIGHT Entertaining fhe beaufies. Lcsf-minute conference. Singing "our" song, Skokes? It was a long fight, but we won. T. 1.3 l WOMEN'S LEAGUE BANQUET The annual Women's League banquet in November brought together Hilltop coeds, in the University Club at a dinner and program which featured as speaker Dr. Helen Bragdon, president of the American Association of'University Women. "College women can make ettective contributions to their homes, careers, and the world," she said on the subiect of the wide horizons which await Coeds. Outstanding women on campus were honored at the banquet, including the surprise tapping of Carole Vandersall for Pierian, Senior Women's Activity Honorary. The speaker has captured their interest. Newest Pierian member Carole Vandersall with president Pauline Gingo Mina rd i. L,-,N .. , -, E? .rib 1: 7 , bf OX 1-. ,J ,..Ql-4....i,.- i5,,.s V . at .fs l -A-. .,.- - 'wr ,qi Y "We can contribute two ways" . . . Dr. Bragdon. The last-minute touch counts. 1 1, Vi eA rmy ROTC's choice, Dorothy Leyden. K MILITARY Plans for the annual Military Ball began long before the posters publicizing it went up on bulletin boards all over the campus. A dance 'band which had made actual records was signed, and the students were duly impressed with Les El- gart's collegiate-type music on November 24. Coed sponsors had been nominated by the ROTC classes, and voted on by each cadet. The military students had shined their buttons and brass and shoes, too, for the big occasion. .ph 1 eep your eyes on the processional, not the photographer! 4 Sig Intermission melodies J by military men BALL Memorial Hall was decorated in true military manner the night of the Ball, with parachutes suspended from the ceiling of the main gymnasium room. At intermission, a chorus of cadets entertained with musical selections, a new idea for the Ball. The sponsors paraded regally through an arch of sabres following the grand march led by President Auburn and his wife. It was a splendid evening, long to be remem- bered. ,K-nw' , , .A ' ' E I ' A .2 1' " K MWMMYQ i i 4 :sv lt il' I! I H. -lf! That will take care of two, won't it? I certainly go for a man in uniform! A coed's big moment. , XA-' Y A N Shirley Nord, sweetheart of the Air Force cadets. JU' '.. sn.. ?.F"., FOUNDERS DAY FORMER PRESIDENT COMMEMORATED More than 800 persons attended the University of Akron annual Founders Day, held this year in commemoration of the late President Emeritus Hezzleton E. Simmons, who served this institution for 4l years. Memorial remarks concerning this great administrator were delivered by his friends and col- leagues. He was cited as being a great teacher, research scientist, friend, and administrator. The wreath ceremony at the graves of John R. Buchtel and his wife was followed by an educational conference in the afternoon. Enrollment for the University of I966 was predicted to reach 4,000 in the reports. Memorial to John R Buchtel First founder 4 0? AKR0 'S ogiigaff. vi fizfiw 1' O X s' Z . r :D 1, 5 5 Q Go .ff '.. C if ..' 'YQ 1.555392 BS 43- "--....--' ex QBUSHED off--la' ix. if The recessional led by President Auburn. Dean Emeritus Albert I. Spanton. ao -- What's on the Founders Day program? The University Singers. 5 GREEK NIGHT AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS HELD HIGH SCHOLARSHIP REWARDED -A A -1xi5 l V AE-'f39-lil sb- seen- Workshop discussions aided solving problems. Speakers table in the Mayflower Ballroom. James McLeod, speaker from Northwestern University. VH! Dorothy Leyden and Bernie Let? receive Mu: 1 scholarship trophies for Alpha Gamma My 1 Delta and Alpha Epsilon Pi. ai' T7 me C Q A master for the ceremonies, Mr. Hagerman. Ready for a tuneful evening. ONGFEST It was the same happy story for the Phi Mus and Phi Delts who captured Songfest honors again this year and length- ened their strings of consecutive victories in the 22nd annual event. The Phi Mus won for the fifth year in a row with "My Little Banio" and o sorority song. The Phi Delta Theta chorus convinced the iudges that they were worthy of the lucky seven victory with "The Battle of Jericho" and their fraternity song. Goodyear Theatre was filled with harmony as Zeta Tau Alpha and Theta Chi were the runners-up. The Kappas and Phi Sigs held down third place. I I K. no ' U' ' l - Critical but fair were the visiting iudges. Goodyear Theatre's music-minded audience. Singing after victory number seven, the Phi Delt chorus. And the Phi Mus were gay with win five. First-nighting" in their best. 'Cf' vs' Q17 . K Something new-o chorus of music moiors to entertain during the iudging Speculation went wild at intermission. 83 v x Cute Connie Burleson fco-emcee and producerl gives her all. Behind-the-scenes workers are vital fo the show s success . f '. '4 1 , - , .,.,--ee.f -Q- W Z' fx" ,Q J T f ...IJ:I'l '- ,, 'GN 5955? '-f. y .--ephf,,, . f .I -.3.?' f - - X h .-- A 3' "ni , L av., ., 4 i,,.T3Ti xx. i W3:if71 E4Si5 1 gm. 'iff - - , . T " -I . ' xt: I I -4 i snr"4dj T 'Nh T- ig 5355, it .gwdf 5' 'WL ' Careful, careful-it may go off yet! Pat's ready to take his yearly stroll IBM! Pritchcrdl. :7'- -4.17, 8' The best part was blowing up an Arts student in eFfigy. "THIS IS YOUR LlFE" The engineering faculty had to perform for their students. Even The Coeds Wefe fold "Sing Of else-H I ee, 1 l 8 6 ENGINEER ' DAY They let out the men from Ayer Hall for one day again, and the whole campus couldn't help but know it. lt was Engi- neers Day, 1955, complete with firecrackers, squirt guns, and lots of riotous fun. The day began with the "awakening from the dead" ofthe patron ofthe engineers, St. Patrick. The regular schedule of events was interrupted every so often by revolting Liberal Arters lthat is, they revoltedl. Pa- rading by the E-men, skits in the lounge, a special green issue of The Buchtelite, and finally the Brawl, made up the day's program. Although it was Engineers Day, everyone got in on the merriment of this annual Hilltop event. ,.... Buchtelites in the manhole-guess what happened! is x H . 'we-.-z-,, 1 . , , - I, .41 .9 , ,1,.e,., A -'. '-,-.1 -. . . ' 1.4--3:4-11" 'fj1vT,. 9.2 7-T , th, n 724 A Mike Moneyhun was caught taking down the E-flag, T ,, s, v . . , :.. c. ,.,'-o-..-'V . - ' - 'fig - hr Q , , . L A-., A .N Q '-V L' '-'V -is" " ' V "'.:' if . Q Q . ' f " I "Vg" l . 61753-m A., , fl2'EE?rf-Fi ' A W-'-Q2 'ill 3 Q., I is ., l Iv: 1. v..r..,. f ,Ni ' Lu- .rin-' 'Hum -f-3 , A 4 --. if-5 "Fx, 'Q-.' ' , "QQ, 'I 1 .gg 1 5 a'm,.b:l' , 1 gl 5 ,, ., ,. H '- 1 - ., - I ' u is .. 1 ' '7' sr And away we go with St. Pat still in his casket. .e . - , , N . . - ' A J L .l., "' ' i l -i-ii 1 ,i,.iw' 1.4! i W lim , 1 iii ,- ?"i.,. ' - . ,. , Flying the E-flag from the top of Ayer Hall. l ll " jg l L A T Stogie-smoking con- I . fesf. They didn ge: , , . , ,,.. sci. 9 t fri i Vit:-.3 ' xx ., , I I CASBAH Casbah was bigger and better than ever. Everyone agreed upon that, and the judges agreed that the Phi Delts' interpretation of "The Ballad of Davey Crockett" topped the fraternity competition, while the Kappas won for the coeds with "Grandmother of the Dolls." Second places went to Lone Star for "Little Red Riding Hood Goes to College" and the Phi Mus with "Story of the Nutcracker." Alpha Gams and Theta Chis won with "Alice In Looking-Glass Land" and "Judgement of Paris" respectively. Individual honors were taken by vocalist Jerry Acuff and pantomimist Jack Bennett. Co-emcees Tony Milo and Connie Burleson were entertaining as Peter Pan and Tinker-bell. The Phi Delt Davey Crockett lost his love. Emcees . . . "Peter" Milo and "Tinker-bell" Burleson. Representatives of the winning fraterr1itleS- vi 2 Y r' v ,Y W ' 5, fl 4, li' X , l ' ff e Mellerdruma courtesy the Lone Stars. "You are there" with the Theta Chii- Making sure it will stay up. gu- ' 'Illa'. 'i2T5'i - ' " K ' ll ll N. "" fl l 1 i X . . gif-e'j'3?i5lf?" llffflw-'?. 1312, "QQ-1 ' A t r f x t if l Q- . s l .Q tn' I f 1 X N 1 W !'5'1'w l N vi , gl. A wh 4 5. .. i .4 ,l v X . Fi - ' ev Dolls came alive forthe Kappas. Acuff and Bennett, winners of the individual l acts. 1 . Waiting for and talking about the results. Phi Mu Jenny Crawford dreamed a lovely dream. Tweedle-twins and Alice were Alpha Ga ms. A.. l in i 3 Happy representatives of the winning sororities. Greasepaint and makeup make her an actress. CAMPUS NIGHT FUN AND ACTIVITY Fon Au. STUDENTS Student Council's eftort to provide an activity to make Akron U's on-campus life more enioyable resulted in setting up weekly Campus Nights, under the direction ot Council member Nancy Col,- lins. The nights were held in Memorial Hall ond offered a variety of things to do. Basketball called many of the men to stretch their tightened muscles. The swimming pool was usually well-filled, both with mermaids and mermen as well os interested spectators. Dancing instruction seemed most popular, with the mambo-ites ot our campus going wild with professional instruction. Also offered were ping-pong, volleyball, badminton, cards, checkers, and chess, all free of charge for Akron U students. Council member John Pappas os doorman. Quiet concentration for Frank Jones and a rival. Y , Mambo a Ia Diane Woodcock .gk .- and an Art Kalmer instructor. Won't you answer the poll, asks chairman Nancy Collins. And there went a high one! I , ii x N I . :ISA ill V1 , .- r wx I Eldon Crislip's taking a workout. I 1 i I Q ff --1-. 'X-lx! n ' ' Al 'Ki' i A , A 1gLf'..'.f.1 1 Q. l LL We'd better sign up for that tournament now. An informal battle on the court. f I L The campus takes on a festive air as May Day activities begin. 'QSM '. i . 'LVL e' li.-Qilifa, . 433' ---- Two sailors, two mermoids, and a song Here's pie in your eye, Coach. Mystery fortune teller, "Ma" Gorman, does a little palm reading. Eager males surround the Hoop-Gam booth. sm l ll l MAY DAY 1955 Anticipation and excitement filled the air as weary students, tired from their all-night labors, began assembling gigantic figures onto flat trucks for the colorful trek through downtown streets. Spectators lined the sidewalks and tiny children crouched on the curb to see the annual May Day parade. Pop, hot dogs and potato salad were in demand at the luncheon held on the patio as a huge crowd waited for the main part of the day's event. Singing quartets entertained the Queen and her court. lt was Bermuda Day for all students on the Hilltop. Games were of the carnival type, with the House of Horrors in the Buchtel Hall tunnel, taking first notice. The Bermuda shorts winner slammed a pie in the face of Coach Joe McMullen to end activities. At night, an overflowing crowd danced to the music of the Sauter- Finegan Orchestra. Happy shrieks and cheers filled the air at intermission when float winners were announced. As tired couples danced to the final strains of "Goodnight Sweetheart," it was agreed that the 1955 May Day was one of the most successful of campus days held by the University. ,139 Shelley Koehl crowns Queen Gloria as President Auburn looks on. , .sifilpijgineiati lqrbxrit .a,-M , ' 1 b, .,.. " L- -i' .'-- ,'.-H ,QV jp."-'n 3. -fi 1 1 9.11155-Q, ii!! '.-,KLA "-..'.' wwl, -- 'SPE' 'ii5!,'fh,?"Tlv .V i- :.J....-AI..-F .Ji -in vu , ,.. I :N , f 4.-V .,, it, .j',m:-ii..,., is ' "TANK ' - . ' ' 'ia 1 ' 'rf '4"'.. - 1. '41 ffl'-'inf' . , . . , , ' su M Y.-bug K if 'G E. 1' ' "VZ F it D .uiur -J l Past President, Joe Lenk, installs Jerry McElfresh as the new Student Council Pershing Rifles Drill team performs forthe Queen and her radiant court, executive. 3251? . YW ,. A i.. .f fygzw 1, g laik 8 1'- 459+ Q I!! X-. ' ' ,,?...--Y....j --f 3:2 -.-. I 1 ur-gl - J e L e Ulll ' Xie JY M :,,,.,f,f f . l 'li' FAQ 1' Sr 1 E 3 :E JE ' if 33 F Political parfy poster-party. T .hd Vx . . I F' a-,Qi . af' f- , aff. .. , -,411 is ' ' --w I rj", K. Q Q Lambda Chi's winning float. Free refreshments if you vote for our people. Pre-parade pamc. Phu Mu s punk whale , 4 - Newman Club copped the independent prize. took top honors '1- 5 5 Queen hm- Y , 4 Gloria I rode in style in the parade. ,V Nothing like lunch on the lawn. . . Bermudas were the dress of the day. k'n WV: Q . . or on ihe sidewalk. CUMETDMUH catches CGlT1eI'GmBI'l Und CCIl11eI'OWOI'l'iel'l. -Jr , f-: 'iff' ftv , . if g a ' .A -' he m ln' , Hui ' : "Q N, i - 'A i L? 'Z igi fain! 4"-2 13- QQ' we j"j,,x 11-gf' X Wil tux X ill Qi- gligxl ' erm .jcuarig Pert, blonde Jean Kovarik, a senior on the Hilltop, was crowned queen of the festivities for Homecoming, l954. A smile that is always present and always sincere is part of her attractiveness. She served as president of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, recently. Jean has been a favorite choice for many beauty titles, and was named to the Homecoming court twice during her stay on the Hilltop. She has also been a sponsor for the ROTC. A maior in education, she is 2l years old. Wouldn't you like her to teach your class? X M " 1- U if. Y. xg 'LA N WH X ,A Q 'vkf' N' F" in , lx X53 'K : Y ,LQ w. , ,, F L ,QT 3. u w,-112 4- . "HV . LJ 'e ,vf x5"'!r H . ffl ri 3, Qi W' , , .t . 5455 1 , i 1 1 T. 4 ii- x is 3 lgr-1npunn- iii' ,, 555 Aria We gcwfer "Grace was in all her steps . . ." The words of Milton are epito- mized by the fragile beauty of this blue-eyed brunette. During her senior year charming Gloria, with her clemure smile, reigned as the Hilltop's Queen of the May. A future primary instructor, this 21-year-old coed has plans for teaching in Pittsburgh when she graduates. Gloria is the proud possessor of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority pin, and has served the organizotion as secretary and rush chairman. She enjoys the tinkling of the ivory keys in her relaxing moments. QW- ' - N, ,Ag awww' ' -ms., wi' ff" 1.53: N ' ff I 'V' V' H xxx 50-H .AQ W" , 'Sam 1'fS,f'. -- V Q 1 1 1 1 , QQ, W mmrm' 'K 1,1 ,uw ',,, "' W 'K N' H ,, iw ' " 1 ' ' , ,.1. 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'N Q uw C QT- ., ', F' .JY .' nw' , wiv?-LL .i-,, Bak: "MY -A wh :-X . , .W , . f '56, W , Mm .. 5 X W W5 , .. mmm? asia? g'i'5:, mx , ,.,...,, , 1.51 . . - fam' .::. :iff hx 3231: :ig ' ' fflej . i ii 'J : vl : t ,, V: ,, 12 W1 af " 1 .3 , E , "Oi-190.2 "lr-193.1 "Pt-195.23 "Hp-231 "Pu-239 Im-241 km-242 vpsk. lb Hlobiu Iormaa-lyCoIu nhlu Pn P alh n rl Illlnlum W Wollrumfom1arlyTunElten "luuluhsmusnnn1bordmoullt:hllll:lfRhf0l5- sf. ., ,ij Q .Mins X qi! N ' gags We -'En " H "'2fii2:f,, , ,. ,J v14s2Jl,3', 1 'iw a?11w , wi M-,. Members ofthe Freshmen Women's Scholastic Honorary are- Borbara Hlass, Janet Sasinowski, Carol Murray, Sonia Kowalyk, Mary Jo Young, Gretchen Augustine. Row 2: Mrs. Julia Hull lAd- viserl, Barbara Garman, Sylvia Park, Pat Lowry, Myrtle Lake, Paula lrving, Delores Nelson. Members of the Association for Childhood Education are- Row 'l: Patricia Schultz, Sara Spradlin, Miss Helen Becker lAdviserl, Barbara Slezak lPresidentl, Kay McCarthy, Shirley Winer, Emma Whissen. Row 2: Harriet Fugitt, Shirley Hockenberry, Shirley Myers, Lucille Nowell, Marianne McEIligatt, Frances Dillon, Carol Ann Trout. Row 3: Arlene Wenhart, Carol Stake, Sophia Ellesin, Susie Mead- ows, Belty Kraker, Jean Cutrone, Nora Collins, Arline Kodish, Artis Jones, Mary Lou Usery. 1 ' I5 Alpha Lambda Delta Association for Childhood Education ,L 25? ' f RL American Institute of Electrical and Radio Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers N. H K1 'c 1,51 T i g,-...- , Row 'l: William Cahill, Floyd Jean, Don Corbett lPresidentl, Joseph Takacs, Edward Tagliaferri. Row 2: Don Lichtenberger, Dale Mus- ser, Kenneth Merchant, Kenneth Sibila, Dick Smith. Row 3: Chuck Mealey, Larry Taylor, James Singer, Paul C. Smith, George Michel. Row 1: Peter Ringeis, Phil Opp, Minnie Griffiths, Rudyard M. Cook. Row 2: Harold Fyre, Leonard Mercer, Charles Lathrop iPresidentl, Robert Cottrill, Walt Dombroski. ff, ,Ja 0 lift If W. 2 . K VA! F A r..' ' , A f- ' V.. .. 9 V 11-:I A ., Q -, ,', . 1 Y dw' 7. L K .r"..N. ' 5' , 1,-1. . .-1 bl 1 A. , . 3. .Q -ie! If-it H - , Y V , Q .- H Q 'CJ ., 1 , :21 - .....,.,, , i 1 i -ww Row 1: Stan Meirson, Gene Ports, John Colgan, Bruce Rogers, Karl Stevenson, William Cahill. Row 2: Bill Trommer, Dennis Neff, James loakem, Dave Smith, Tom Burkley. Row 3: Thomas Hughes, Russell Sullivan, Robert Werner, George Ohm, Donald Kocher, E'nes'Df"i9' American Society of Mechanical Row 1: Yvonne Newberry, S. Eileen Johnson, Joanne Leidig, L. Clarice Davis, Marilyn Riley. Row 2: Gene Hornig, Mary Lou Patsy, Georgette Janaq, Joyce Querry, Loretta Capotosta. Row 3: Jack Johnson, Sally Lawrence, Carol Simmons, Artemis Stratos, Mary Keirn, Pat Primrose. Row 4: Tom Harvey, Clyde Meadows, Bernard Weiner, Malcolm Dashiell, Emily Davis, Owen Richmond. Engineers rt Club .Tile J Q rv' QP 'Cl YU? ,,4,.,-1 ' .5 sf-- I EP 7 O fp l e 51.1.e,e'e 5 4 . 5'-N - l Q h Q., .iii V.. nb 'X iff French Club Future Teachers of America rl, 4 1, A , i ' . ,ell V. X c N in .. in it . E A i -iw, ,, . .,rl , ,,', ,J " my l Row 'l: Shirley Davidson, Norma Hicks, Nina Dasch, Patricia Prim- rose, Mary Lou Patsy, James Glennen. Row 2: Robert Zolnerzak Tony Levenderis, Gerald Handy, Walter Kurth, James Jameson. Row 3: Elaine Grabits, Jeanne Donovan, Jean Cutrone, Monica Mushinski, Wanda Clark, Joan Childress. Row 1: Marilyn Ewing, Pat Schultz, Sarah Balo, Wilbur Cushman, Marcia Swope, Joan Myers. Row 2: Betty Sweeney, Margaret Hadden, Joanne Leidig, Mabel Brown, Patty Boyle, Francy Babos, Mary Pescan. Row 3: H. W. Distad, Odes Alexander, Sonia Ko- walyk, Harriet Fugiet, Lita Shaver, Hazeliean Cheeseman, Bonnie Battels, Carol Stoke, Sara Spradlin. Row 4: Joseph Malone, Bar- bara Slezak, Jennie Lee Gels, Nina Dasch, Shirley Myers, Shirley Hockenberry, Mary Lou Usery, Doris Young, Harry Butcher. 1 Elain-e Grabils, Ursula Baker, David Baker, Frank Williams, Dick Beyer, George Kriska, Bill Hollingsworth, Al Hall, Wally X. Lewis lPresidentl, Dr. George Knepper lAdviserl. Row 1: Golda Galleher, Sally Pellif, Marilyn Riley, Anita Kirk, Janet Bailey, Frances Ryan. Row 2: Nancy WykoFF, Beverly Gales, Connie Temo, Nancy Collins, Mary Lou Culin, Mariorie Koehler, Pai Pramik. Row 3: Patti Evans, Phyllis Josl, Lois Ahl, Phyllis Griffith, Carol Gougler, Marion Francesconi, Ruth McEnlire. X wk, j , ., Y . ,lg . ,' - an - wi YQ - - r' -.-':.- f :L '- Swv , ,, ,U 2.3. . , Wm..- i-,, . .,..-,.,T7s.,,..,V,-. .. Q-, ,.,9.,,., ,.L., .-. I T t7 iz History Club Home Economics Club like ,v i 7 gn 1..- I Industrial Management Club Johnson Club . , Q J 'W I I. 9 D l 2 l 4 1 l Row I: Frank Simonelii, Sian Folda, Dallas Thompson, Vernon Schley, Clifford Woodruff, Joseph Kury. Row 2: Eldon Crislip, Ray Kiefer, Joe Lenk, Tom Sharkey, Dave Zinkeler. Sealed: Dr. Frank Phipps lAdviserl, John Collins, Jean Donovan, Norma Hicks. Standing: Nancy DeVaughn, Belly Sample, Joyce Schealzle, Richard Brady, Shirley Davidson, Katie McChesney, Marilyn Ewing, Tom McChesney. ls 2 i 4 ,N sggieii , , 1 7 .-I-ce in f . l '-, Row I: Jim Harrigan, Tom Hillery, Jack Prarat, Bob Burks, Carl Paterline, Ferris Fadel, Tom Krengel. Row 2: Kay Balo, Bill Berg, Dave Roughley, Jim Boone, Emory Geller, Henry Palombo, Eldon Crislip, Jim Fenton. Row 3: Collin Noirot, Ivan Matusky iPresidentl, Lawrence Temo, Ronald Vargo, Stewart McKinnon lAdviseri, Perry Stokes, Henry Thernes. Row I: Paul Kunkel, Jean Cutrone, Susie McLuski, Terry Kachala, Irene Marcinkoski, Janet Sasinowski, Joyce Horning, Cesira Volpe, Rosemary Titmas, John Meadows. Row 2: Janet Keeney, Dorothy Leyden, Will Raymond, Marie Klocker, Jim Hubbard, Barbara Rami- cone, Dick Gmerek, Annette Marcinkoski, Catherine Triflro, Sandra Grover, Peg Evans, Carolyn Seikel, Margie Detfling. Row 3: Bar- bara Hlass, Shirley Richardson, Connie Sear, Peggy Latham, Joan Seigman, Mary Ann Flynn, Jane Coulter, Sally Jo Hahn, Mary Lou Patsy, Delores Carl, Mary Ann Hatter, Donna Del Greco, Louise Birtch. Row 4: Christine Kaly, Pat Pramik, Sandy Hollander, Mary Clare Christie, Rosemary Payerle, Paul Mandru, Joe Lenk, Pat Jost, ii ,nliwa ' Marketing Club Newman Club Pat Aldrich, Mary Lou Huffman, Valerie Marshall, Rita Utrep, Lurill Stampfle. Row 5: Bob Harrison, Marilyn Cover, Colette Falardeau, George Craig, Howard Mehigan, Ray Robinson, Dave Scheatzle, Hank Thernes, Bob Zender. Row 6: Frank Williams, John Dolensky, Walt Kirn, Evelyn Sveda, Diane Roberts, Suzanne Johann, Mario Russo, Jack Lengel, Dave McKoski. Row 7: Jack Rambacher, Chuck Cummins, Chuck Pfeil, Mike O'Brien, Larry McGlinchy, Tom Paulus, Jim Hammontree, Beth Weirtz, Jim Klein, Jerry May, Bill Shaugh- nessy, Ed Batman, Francis lzo, Tom Gault. 74,4 A i i iw if . .f 'Eff-' is I ' Y 1 ig, ' i' lip 1, 46 Yi ' -..,- 1 ,rr f . 1 l Omicron Delta Kappa Ohio Society of Professional Engineers c' nb-: if var 'P 1 0 Those members of the National Men's Activity Honorary are- Row 'I: Chuck Blair, Bruce Finnie, George Kriska fPresidentl, Bob Perrine, Floyd Jean. Row 2: Richard Hansford, Stuart Terrass, James Wilson, Joe Lenk, Darrel Witters. Row 3: Richard H. Schmidt, Ernest H. Cherrington, Jr., Thomas Sumner, Warren W. Leigh, Jim Singer. Row I: William Cahill, Gene Ports, Minnie GriFfiths, Charles Lathrop iPresidentl, Walt Dombroski, Peter Ringeis, John Colgan, Earl Wilson lAdviserl. Row 2: Harold Frye, Leonard Mercer, Don Corbett, Robert Cottrill, Bruce Rogers, Horace Smith, Don Lichtenberger, Floyd Jean. Row 3: James Singer, Dennis Neff, James loakem, Karl Stevenson, Robert Werner, George Ohm, Kenneth Merchant, Bill Trommer. Row 4: Stan Meirson, Edward Tegliaferri, Donald Kocher, Chuck Mealey, Tom Burkley, Phil Opp, Joseph Takacs, Dick Smith. fe 1. Philosophy Club Pi Kappa ,E ,IE T24 Q3 ii ,, an 'rv . if .2 ' X -43+-A -,J f l v Is' 5 , M 4 1 . Pierian Psychology Club r ,X L Members of the Senior Women's Activity Honorary include- Row 1: Pauline Gingo, Pat Seitters, Annette Marcinkoski, Elaine Gustaevel, Carole Vandersall. Row 2: Mrs. Mary Keating, Dorothy Leyden. Members of the Psychology Club are-Row I: Nancy De- Vaughn, Albert Casanova iPresidentl, Rollin Patton, Paul Twining, Wesley Alven iAdviserl, Arthur Hoover, Muriel Leonard, Helen Kermizis. Row 2: Mariorie Vance, Eileen Shean, Tommie Davis, Thomas Kerrigan, Bill Berg, Bill McClellan, Richard Prifti, Joe Conley, Daniel Yovichin, Norman Stewart, Morgan Bridge. .N J I ,1 . I' xl, , , R K... , XE!! ff 'CII' Engineering Honorary includes in its membership-Row I: Don Corbett, Floyd Jean lPresidentl, Joseph Takacs, Bill Trommer. Row 2: Gene Ports, E. K. Hamlen lAdviserl, Kenneth Merchant, Charles Lathrop, James Singer. Not Present: Ronald Balo, Thomas Hughes. New lnitiates: Minnie C. Griffiths, Donald Kocher, John Lauby, Ed- ward A. Taglioferri, William D. Smith, Allan Roy Thomas. Row 'l: Samuel Newman lAdviserl, Mariorie Vance, Wilda Cunning- ham, Vivian Myers, Charles Rogler lAdviserl. Row 2: Eleanor White, Ruth O'Brien, Marilyn McFedries, Billie Maxson, Barbara Lorenz, Alyce Sick. Row 3: Ralph Morrow, Ron Allegree, Shirley Davidson. ' - f : glffyf f V ll V1 I fe W If - X . - W wh ' j -.r I 'A fy l N if Q V A A -: , J. 1 gn : 1 . A A - 1- ' 1 1 e M A -- ' T ' iii - YK . f-N 7 ,gh Sigma Tau Sociology Club f ew xLiEii'Ye?n C7 , fb' fs. .D -. - I I ua- I, Q5 3.-4 'x T7 1 . gil ,E I, J J Row 'l: Margaret Lubauk, Mrs. G. E, Kerswill, Rachell Magna, Sandra Smith, Ruth Dunlap. Row 2: G. E. Kerswill, Nina Dasch, Pat Novkov, Connie Temo, Irene Marcinkoski, Donato Infernoscia. Row 3: Margie Windows, Wanda Clark, Carol Jane Coulter, Joanne Cufrone, Carol Price, Dorothy Price, Virginia Demshaw, Carmen Rogler, Marilyn Riley. Row 4: Mario Caponi, John Tobin, Tom Lo- Cascio, Ned Cadof, Don Newberger, Ruth Holfmaster, Richard Pat- terson, Gilbert Chang. Row 5: Guntur Fucks. Row 1: Clarence Thompson iPresidenfl, Joe Malone, Grover Miller, Allen Jackson, Richard Beasley, Doylan Forney, Ronald Blond. '24 A ,A lr, These students received their gold A for participation in ath- letics-Row 'I: Gary Talmadge, Charles Johnson, Joseph Ma- lone, Tom Hillery, Jim Harrigan. Row 2: Curt Mairs, Bob Raynow, Elton Landahl, Ron Vargo, John Verdon. Row 'I: Annette Marcinkoski, Mary Ann Hafler, Virginia Demshaw, Varsity A Club Sally Pettit, Ruth O'Brien, Arlene Wenharf. Row 2: Sally Jo Hahn, Sallyann Turner, Lesley Ferrell, Barbara Ramicone, Shirley Blank, Mildred Glocar. 1-H N., ww. 5 129 5 , NN,-,J Q5 -,.,A 4 t y 1, 1 , 1 4- f.r ' Y ni: ' ' - : f Ii , Q' Xi, ir Biff' QI 0 fa:-1:-.QPR .' 'V ' ':': ,X ' 1 W f ,v'1:.1."f, .- l-. ':': ': ll: R - T: . ,' V - ' :V 'A if ,sw :,i::..' it -1' 'H ' 1, 'KJ 1 Y- r ' ,x is 3 , W, Ei ., lu mimi lu is ' ies 3 '53 ' 'Q- x x .J I er V '53, Women's League Council Y.W.C.A. C4 Q Row 1: Lois Ahl, Elaine Gusfaevel, Pauline Gingo, Gloria Milo, Sonia Kowalyk. Row 2: Mary Jo Young, Jean Opp, Jean Colopy, Audrey Seib. Row l: Sonia Kowalyk, Nancy Hundley, Marlene Myers, Nancy Lockard, Arfemis Stratos, Paula Irving, Jean Opp lPresidenll, Bar- bara Kesler, Norma Thornberry, Beverly Kirk, Shirley Kirsh, Joyce Querry, Befly Wilborn, Marilyn Riley. Row 2: Pearl McLaughlin, Glenna Hazleft, Sally Alexander, Jackie Griffith, Gloria Milo, Marguerite Wilson, Mariorie Koehler, Diane Woodcock, Arlene Wenharl, Harriet Fugitt, Dawn Williams, Ruth McEniire. Row 3: Polly Kisiler, Gretchen Augustine, Harriet Harwell, Virginia Riley, Carol Gurney, Vivian Myers, Lucy Hoppsfack, Sally Peflif, Mariorie Vance, Carol Stake, Mary Jo Young, S. Eileen Johnson. Row 4: Jennie Lee Geis, Beverly Gales, Palli Evans, Norma Hicks, Joanne Pamer, Mary Lou Culin, Jean Gravesmill, Nancy Roysdon, Shirley Farr, Mary Lou Usery, Kay Ramskogler. 9- : Ai.L,A, ,. RO TC .ye 4.1 Lt. Col. A. L. Hugins ARMY ROTC it General Military Science Curriculum This course prepares young men for positions of command and develops in them the essential knowledge and charac- teristics of an officer. It embraces subjects common to all branches of the Army, including psychology ot leadership, personnel management, military administration, military history, map and aerial photograph reading, military opera- tions and logistics, teaching methods, weapons and their employment, and command and stat? procedures. Gradu- ates of this course may be offered commissions in any branch ot the Army depending upon the Army's needs and indi- vidual student training and background. Mai. Albert deCharleroy, Capt. John Messuri, Capt. Thomas Farrington, Sgt. Frank Long, Sgt. Richard Kelly, Sgt. Edward Lucas, Sgt. Harold Tolin Capt. Arthur Newell 597- Harold Bfiff 'U I L . ff Yr ' Honorary Cadet Col. Dorothy Leyden Honorary Sponsors-Seated: Gerry Tersini, Marilyn Flanick, Dorothy Leyden, Virginia Durbin, Lois Ahl. Standing: Barbara Kesler, Jean Cutrone, Louanne Leedom, Ann Tidyman, Joyce Oldham 'r K , r Z no ' 3 " Z2 L-J 0 0 o ' Q, - f , Ly ,Z R , , QE GH- H' ' 7'-J . I ftsif fl, ' if , . . 1: fm fu . . ' . . . , Q 9-1-+L!! . kv ca . - .l N' il--Dr?" 4L 3,f.-- - N Q mi 1 l u'LU -- 5 -, Tl' ,,m1L5qm. li, Milf! sf . 911-411 If 'E L ' . U 0.1, u - ,4A I ' . his af I "H" - if m ' 'v..lV:,7 'I A I' Vi NA e . ' ' 4 f . - . OA. - .. Q ff" ' - V . D - 3 if .F A. o ' 5. , , ,LL N '-I-ff?" ' A ' . .. Z ' "' , , dnl .N 'I " X, O- 1 1 . ' 'W Lk- n' F ' . ,-. ' Xlx h Q. - I M . ' " ' J I A ' I 4 .mu Pj' ' ' 41 91' ' !, w 'SQ Wim v " N J.i'.:.,...., sf, 4!-cm 'f - , f, x'N ---I-Ek " - 1 x A- ' ' , . x m , 21531 SQ FG' E3 N X .4 , , -'fs . .1 ,.4 ff 'lx - V . , X f Qi-T E ' r.', ' U A I 4' skxm "i J' 1' sl K 8 U N 5- i4 2-X 2' X , ' A-. , .- 5? l . f . . , . - .' 1 wig, 5 S 1 ' . 0 ' "' ' ..1 ,W ff xv U . e 6 6 qw ng gi will ,"l nun- 'H r ? 3? fre: ,user 22" s . ,'- ,j f G ' 'J' c3,,,Q-1 ' xxx: 55? Q!! ES! E!! E! 5 lv Parents congratulate newly-commissioned Tom Krengel EEE? The Army band struts its stuE MILITARY Don't ask me Ready for inspection, sir 120 And here WE are This do-hickey is the sight G-U-N, gun Training with the 4.2" mortar 'mu if mu. Q4-"' K AJ ' 'iw s -.4 'X-v-f . . ' i wwf -- Z THINK 121 bi A , Lt. Col. Robert C. Patrick AIR FORCE ROTC The Training of a Pilot What kind of training produces the flying officers of the United States Air Force? How does the young man next door become a fighting member of the world's most formidable flying team? How do hands and minds adapt native potentialities to the kind of skill which brings Sabres, Starfires, Thunderiets, Scorpions, and other first- line aircraft into their own as effective weapons? Take an individual-well qualified, to be sure, though usually unfamiliar with matters military or aeronautical-and in very little time develop in him the ability to approach the speed of sound in armed conflict at altitudes never before thought possible: this training feat is accomplished by a program which does not overlook the smallest detail. Instructors are the most highly qualified individuals obtainable: mature, experienced, and possessing full technical knowledge of the subiect and equipment in which they are instructing. Mai. John Feck, Lt. John Effinger, Capt. Robert Johnson, Capt. Ken- neth Elliott, Capt. Arthur Chabaton if 9' Sgt. Joseph Freshnock, Sgt. Charles Barkins, Sgt. George Hughes, Sgt. Rolan Himes, Sgt. Paul Freshour li X. D ,X . Honorary Cadet Col. Shirley Nord Honorary Sponsors. Seated: Nancy Collins, Shirley Nord, Joyce Neff. Standing: Sallyann DeWoody, Shelly Koehl, .lean Gravesmill, Pat Roman, Pat Cobb, Barbara Reed. l 22 ARNOLD AIR SOCIETY-Pele Demming, Mario Russo, Jim Boone, Bob Perrine, Jim Cobak, Stu Terrass, Darrell Cooper, Sieve Wosary. Row 2: George Dobrin, Tom Harvey, Jack Bawger, Jim Singer, Don Stollard, Wade MacManus. Row 3: Bob Allen, John Meyers, Joe Sweeney, George Rosen, Ron Vargo, Ed Russell, Dave Schreiner. AIR FORCE HONORARY SOCIETIES SABRE SQUADRON-Evan Robinson, Ted Fundoukos, Bill Flower, Bob Walker, Ken Dunlap, Dave Popa, Tom Sweeney, Jim Lockhart. Row 2: Dick Rootes, Vern Calhoun, Bob Jenkins, Don Meador, Beverly Eiesenman, Joe Garner, Pete Lagios, Dick Herholz, Kenny Thom- son, Dick Auburn. Row 3: Bob Rees, Ronald Hentsch, Olhel Wagner, Mike Shields, Chuck Nestor, Jim Long, Tom Ducarr, Bernard Les- neski, Mike O'Brien, Dave Poole. Row 4: Harry Holcomb, Jake Lauer, Sherman Vanewa, Dick Schmidt, Pat Roman, Don Andrews, Bob Daily, Ken Harris, Jim Kershner, Charles Maples, Howard Mehigan. l l C Y l. A 123 Stif- i XS. - , 3-5 .N L 1 ev... . ....,... ,- - ,-,.-,,..,+ 4.-:am-..Q.c...- -1 -.,..-4.1 OFF and whirl-a-birding If THIS connection breaks, start praying I CADETS .v- mt. , -Q I 1, -e r fi f , Jgfrg, X I "if" ' fir. -' XXX Corset trouble, boys? N Quit tickling Inspecting experimental aircraft 124 The latest fashions Below: Waiiin for This is the Faculty? the brass ,Q show. f"'3 n-I - Q i 1 ' l Left, Right, Left! Eyes of blue attract guys in blue 125 l Q ,ui-asia: 1-...L-., 4 wwA:f:!fga-...N 1 :uw - Q xl 1 I ..,.,, P, 4 A f',.iw3 A ffm P-ww .ff .1 .1 ' xl yt ' ,SQ V 5 nh .1 X. xx' .,A--,,,-.-- , .zu -' ,- ' ' df-amz" Q 45+ a Jn , Q 33: 1 . 3 Q 4? E , ,J A N l ! - 4 , 1 v--.- 'f - 7'-r.. '-Q, f ' A A ar 1 5 P' H- -.3 ,,.-J. Q .Q Av 9 - c ? 1 'I i' 'If'-"t.'r C' Y u Y r ? 5 ,- X -5 1 A - -H Q E f F l c 2? v"9' INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL Row 'I: Bernard Estafen, Jim Singer, Wally Lewis, Ferris Fadel. Row 2: Al Ploenes, Henry Rouse, Hal Frye, Stuart Terrass lPresidenll, Richard Hansford lAdviserl, Tom Kuder. Row 3: Mario Tilaro, Jack Bryanf, Mario Russo, Bill Mears, Dick Culp, Joe Takacs, George Rosen. Row 4: Paul Collins, Robert Gardner, James Monahan, Leonard Mercer, Don Meador, Maurice McGuire. 128 PANHELLENIC COUNCIL r ' I X L7 'C7 No- Rcw 1: Shirley Nicely, Nancy Quirk, Artemis Stratos, Grace Chaff. Row 2: Mrs. Mary Keating iAdviserl, Shirley Blank, Annette Mar cinkoski, Minnie Griffiths lPresidenfl, Jane Cullen. Row 3: Gloria McCarler, Phyllis McNaH, Paula Irving, Sandra Horroun, Joanne Bann Elaine Gusfaevel, Joyce Hine, Barbara Garman, Jean Kovarik. 129 'PMS K Row 'I, Seated: Marilyn Taylor, Julie Munteanu, Addie Diller, Nancy Rose, Donna Nuosce, Marilyn Riley, Nancy Waybright, Joan Horner, Nancy Lockard, Irene Marcinkoski, Anita Kirk. Row 2, Kneeling: Nancy Wykoff, Coleen Bailey, Shirley Dyer, Loretta Capoiosta, Barbara Jacobs, Mary Hoffman, Jean Kovarik, Janice Davis, Gloria McCurter, Jean Schillinger, Mary Kirn, Mary Lou Newstetter, Connie Di Frangia. Row 1: Pat Aldrich, Marlene Myers, Bonnie Kaltwasser, Jerrie Junkins, Joyce Querry, Beverly Kirk, Mary Ann Barbuzza, Norgie Thornberry. Row 4: Bev Gates, Joyce Hine, Bernice Moore, Joanne Pamer, Patti leigh, Pat Kerby, Joanne Cuirone, Tommie Nancy, Ruth McEntire, Kay Ann Jubin, Marion Francesconi, Barbarbe Jacobs, Patty Evans. A I7 ' P. J ' 5 - H r ' ' 3 -- Q V s ' ,, J: 426, - 1 ' 7' . '11 rw - I, -ji z . .-Q , " "1 ' '1 lllf V I 4 . 4 5 ' i .J -l A , f Clowning around at the all-campus open house. Pan ' Charades were fun with the fraternities. W Marilyn Riley can sure tell stories! 130 ALPHA DELTA PI "We live for each other" has proven to be a true motto for Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Combining hard work and fine co- operation won the coeds first place for Homecoming. They were honored to have the Homecoming Queen, their president, Jean Kovarik. The May Queen, Gloria McCarter, also wore the ADPi badge. The Newman Club Queen was one of their number, as were two ROTC sponsors. The women of ADPi teamed with Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity to sponsor a Christmas party for youngsters from the Children's Home, and hope to make this an annual event. As the new year progressed, the Alpha Delts began a round of activities which included a between-semesters slumber party, socials with fraternities, and a spring formal which fell on the date of Akron's worst snow storm. Alpha Delta Pi served as hostess for Play Day. The ADPi girls rounded out their social calendar by enter- taining the campus at a Circus Tea, complete with clowns and peanuts. As in the past, a trophy was presented to this year's "King of Wits," Bob Yowell. Violets are the sororityls flowers, and white and blue are the colors. Nationally, Alpha Delta Pi is the oldest sorority. Beta Tau chapter at Akron U went national in I938. Strengthened by eighteen pledges, the sorority is now the largest on campus and has hopes of an even more eventful time next year. Officers this year were: president, Jean Kovarik, vice pres- ident, Mary Hoffman, recording secretary, Gloria McCarter, corresponding secretary, Barbara D. Jacobs, treasurer, Janice Davis. JEAN KOVARIK, President 131 4 Teas that please drew Patti Evans and Irene Marcinkoski. The ADPi coeds went to the Wizard of Oz at Casbah Row I lseafedl Sally Schultz Jean Opp Shnrley Formby, Loxs Ahl Anne Tldyman, Dorothy Leydon, Jacquie Hager, Valerne Marshall Row 2 Mar lone Koehler Shnrley Blank Carole Gurney Mary Lou Culm Beverly Yelverton Pal Roman, Gunger Durbin, Pat Sentlers, Margaret Wulson Athena Fundoukos Row 3 Janet Clark Duane Woodcock, Sally Pefhl, Marlorue Vance Glorla Malo, Joan Henry, Marilyn Flanlck Belly Wllborn Judne Brady Jacqueline Grlffllh, Pauline Mlnarcll Row 4 Sally Wallace, Arlene Mysock, Nma Breeding, Carol Gougler, Pal Hummel Sally Clemenfs Nancy Roysden Activation, flnally, and are they happy' i' -V 1, I W I 1 ,F ,. ALPHA GAMMA DELTA Being represented in every area of extracurricular activities is the boast of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. With a bumper crop of I5 pledges to work into Hilltop activities, the coeds from the big white house on Fir Hill started off the academic year entering all competitions with a will to win. Annual occasions which have become traditions with the AGDs included the Achievement Dinner, Paddle Dinner, winter and spring formals, and the faculty-guest dinner. The Alpha Gams' cashmere sweater and tie raffle brought in funds for their altruistic project and provided some excitement, too. Six Alpha Gams were represented on Student Council, four were Pierian choices, two were cheerleaders, eight were ROTC sponsors. Presidencies of Women's League, Y.W.C.A., and Pierian were held by Alpha Gams. One senior was secretary of the Senior Class this year. Busy all the time, the group showed cooperation to win third in College Casbah. ln addition to being the campus busy bees, Alpha Gamma Delta, chartered on the Hilltop in 1922, won academic honors by having the highest sorority average for the fall semester. The sorority colors are red, buFF, and green, with the red and yellow roses as the flowers. OFFicerslfor the year were: president, Dorothy Leyden, first vice president, Lois Ahl, second vice president, Pat Seitters, sec- retaries, Marge Vance and Phyllis Jost, activities, Carole Vander- sally treasurer, Amy Fundoukosp house chairman, Marge Koehler, and social chairman, Lesley Perrell. Looking-Glass Land won the AGD's third place in Casbah. s l33 l DOROTHY LEYDEN, President Twenty-three skidoo, and ohh, you kids Row 'l: lseatedl-Gloria Dlngey, Evelyn Holb, Kay Balo, Joyce Oldham, Carman Rogler Artemis Stratos Row 2 Margne Kraus Susan Meadows, Joyce Tate, Barbara Kesler, Gretchen Augustine, Sally Alexander, Elaine Gustaevel, Kay Duncan, Nancy Collms, Jean Cutrone Row 3 Polly Klstler, Joyce Neff, Betty Jo Kraker, Louanne Leedom, Mary Lou Usery, Mickey Kershner Sally Lawrence, Beth Stenger Duane Sparhawk Q E Qs' :gr ay I QF'-1. . J ' ' --1 The "Old Red Barn" open house showed informality. This can pay off! Whoopm nt up at Casbah JP QW, 1 ggi! .5 n xg!-l ,- This logger took second place in Homecoming. DELTA GAMMA ,,.,.,-...V--... .... ---7 -.--f-.s --4 ,..,, , .'-'.1 -,. -....-.- uf-- Y L. . ., ,. -.V ......,m.mM , . . . .. , -- Hrtkzszzrfzzauss ' l Delta Gamma sorority started the academic year in their new "red house" at 357 East Buchtel Avenue. An alumnae tea and the "Red Barn Open House" helped to acquaint the rest of the campus with the new home. Hard work and a good idea brought the DGs second place in Homecoming decorations with "Cut Down Wooster" as the theme. The coeds held their annual "Hobo Hop," co-sponsored with Lone Star fraternity with benefits going to the Home for the Blind in Akron. A formal on Christmas night at the Firestone Country Club was festive with the holiday spirit and the traditional "Golddiggers" dance was as unusual as ever. The Delta Gams played hostess at the province convention, with nine pledges pitching in to help in the plans. The sorority colors are bronze, pink, and blue, with the cream-colored rose as the national flower. Eta chapter on the University of Akron campus was founded in 1879 and is the oldest chapter of the sorority now. Delta Gamma was represented campus-wise this year by having eight ROTC sponsors, five on Student Council, chairmen of Homecoming, Songfest, College Casbah, May Day, and Campus Night, and the president of the Home Ec honorary group. The president was Elaine Gustaevel, with Joyce Neff as vice president, Louanne Leedom as secretary, and Nancy Collins as treasurer. 41 l- 1 .lp ,'c ELAINE GUSTAEVEL, President if-up 135 Row I: lseafedl-Virginia Demshaw, Judy Ellis. Row 2: Shelly Koehl, Myrtle Anderson, Diane Spencer, Carole Anderson, Julie Denison, Cathy Howard, Jan Roderick, Marty Myers, Nancy Schrady, Ruth Minick, JoAnn Joseph. Row 3: Sally Barlett, Judy Dawson, Jan Wells, Linda Thompson, Carole McGuckin, Marilyn McCann, Pat Fanning, Sylvia Bjorn, Martha Foreman, Paula Irving, Joyce Scheatzle, .lane Cullen lpresiclentl, Kay Ongley, Barbara Huston, Helen Kermizis. rf' L A , . i V C l I A pretty Kappa hostesses with ease. "Family" portrait. Oh boy! The fraternity men are here at last! Z- , fl., vi -,,. .e:f.- 'tif-'T KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA The first place Casbah trophy and third place Songtest award hold honored positions on the mantel of the Kappa Kappa Gamma house as permanent recognition of the chapter's achieve- ments for 1955. Lambda chapter entertained the province actives and alumnae at the biannual convention in April. The preceding June, Jan Roderick traveled to Jasper Park, Canada, as active delegate to the national KKG convention. The social calendar at the Kappa house was filled with a swimming party, Founders Day, all-campus Christmas tea, Christmas formal, Father-Daughter dinner, Big and Little Sister banquet, spring formal, June reunion, and the Mothers' Club luncheon. A new look came over the house this year when the alum group had the entire downstairs redecorated. The pledge class worked on the upstairs and spruced up three rooms in time for the spring convention. The local chapter was chartered in l877, one of the Hilltop's first sororities. The sorority colors are light and dark blue, and the flower is the tieur-de-lis. Kappas are active in every phase of the University's student life, including the departmental clubs and organizations such as Student Council and Buchtelite. Officers for i954-55 were: president, Jane Cullen, vice pres- ident, Paula Irving, treasurer, Helen Kermizis, corresponding sec- retary and pledge mistress, Carole Anderson, recording secretary, Ruth Minick, rush chairman, Pat Fanning, and house chairman, Martha Myers. The grounds crew will get you! Ho-ho-ho! And were all you Kappas good girls? fl fi . ..-:fe ,.. 1"'I'lNn-'- 7 , , ., I, y ' . . ty 'W' L We-5 Row 'l: lseafedl-Shirley Crum, Sara Spradlin, Joyce Lemmerf, Sue Mann, Golda Gallifer, Arlene Wenharf, Shirley Kirsh. Row 2: Belh Crowley, Connie Burleson, Billie Maxson, Phyllis McNaH, Claire Goodman, Minnie Griffiths lpresidenll, Marilyn Ray, Jean Owen, Pal Chalfant, Harriet Fugilf, Rhea Morrison. Row 3: Rosemary Tilmas, Nancy Hundley, Carol Parker, Kathleen Horrod, Jennie Crawford, Colleen Lamb, Norma Rozinski, Barbara Collins, Carol Adams, Shirley Nicely, Virginia Riley, Carol Stake, Peggy VanHyning, Gretchen Leeser, Gloria Lenk, Joan Childress, Charlene Viall. by , ,, 4, 1 Ai Well, Shirley Nicely says, have you? had A carnafion for our new pledges. Collegiale, yes they are! 51,9 ap- init: lisa , EH L, 2. you n -3 - J n , P i ' . ' L if J . of C so M fy , 1 .igsf .5 -U 4. - J , L Q I 2 43,3 ,P Q All ,. . ,Q V ' h "-if 'J ug 'J , J h 1 V V ..,,.?i-elle F " 1 715 A all :': W My ls gr P . wfui fu! , i X l . A If ' .JI 4i".i'f'r1 J .fgvqfgv 1 I QA' Treks , M 4 Y - H Q, , Q H , A in ' kliqlw V lui., W FL? - e - .f " ,, . ,'3ii5i':,'.'-iii C - ' T38 L ,, 1 :E BTN! -vi. Mfg ix . .:: 49 ' x , Q .Yi QQ f , un. - , ,ww -- 1-g PHI MU Songfest is where the Phi Mu sorority women really go to town! For six years, the sorority has won first place. It also placed second in College Casbah this year with a dolls-come-to-life theme. At the annual convention, Omicron chapter was awarded the achievement plaque for being the most outstanding group in the district. The chapter is proud of individual achievements of the mem- bers, too. Minnie Gritifiths, the president, has among her activities membership in Pierian, Who's Who, and an A-Key. She has honors in the College of Engineering, also. Pat Chalfant, a Pierian member, Billie Maxson, and Connie Burleson represented Phi Mu on the cheerleading squad. Carol Adams, a member of the Theatre, also received an A-Key. The annual King of Hearts Tea saw a popular man-about- campus crowned, with proceeds going to the Beacon Journal Open Air Fund. The spring formal and a progressive dinner at Christmas-time were held. The fraternities were invited over for supper on Tuesday nights and for after-spread desserts. The sorority flower is the enchantress carnation, and the colors are rose and white. The open motto of Phi Mu is "Les Soeurs Fideles." The present chapter contains 39 active members and two pledges, and moved into a white house with a pink door on Spicer Street at the beginning of the year, with parking troubles galore! Officers for the year were president, Minnie Griffiths, vice president, Claire Goodman, treasurer, Phyllis McNatt, secretary, Faye Willis, chaplain, Billie Maxson, and rush chairman, Shirley Nicely. MINNIE GRIFFITHS, President Jim Singer, King of Hearts Theatre party, no doubt. Row 'I: lseatedl-Dolores Carl, Barbara Toth. Row 2: lseatedl-Mary Ann Hafler, Evelyn Sveda, Monica Mushinski. Row 3: lstandingl-Annette Marcinkoski, Sally Jo Hahn, Marie Klocker, Nancy Quirk, Peg Evans, Betsey Bofzum, Marilyn Cover, Barbara Hlass, Marilyn Berg, Arlene Gause, Mari- lyn McKenzie, Pat Pramick, Sandra Grover. WhUf'S 59956 Cl0ln9 HOW? Shame. Shame! What? A bar in the sorority house of these sweet coeds? Let's everybody sing a little song! 9 .7 nc, fri Y , , 'gi K S, P. f A 6 V x ' A '1 5 1 1 . ' at e r V i fl' o 1 V - Y 'l' i fi 4 'ix i V "' I4 THETA PHI ALPHA .,-,..,.w m,.. ,M k, ..,. Y C ,. , ,, ,-,- ,. f---we ,, qw- -.en --11 -ff - ,,-:s,.1.-- -1 , gr--H, W, M 1 'K ' ll " is 2- 2-Wm li 225 it 'sage ,il sw, ,asain KW 'sas l l is 'i 1 'T i is 1, w1,..l.1iii' Q ' ' e2ls:efi.eJl.L.ll .,,-ci. . - The Hilltop's national Catholic sorority, Theta Phi Alpha, fulfills religious, educational, and social aims while taking part in extra- curricular activities. The Theta Phis placed third in scholarship last fall, and won the improvement trophy for that semester. Summer, fall, winter, or spring, these coeds are on the ball so- cially, planning hayrides, swimming and beach parties, and date dinners. This year, the Theta Phis had the mayor and councilmen ot Akron at a Tuesday night spread. Founded on this campus in l93l, Sigma chapter has always remained active. It placed third in Homecoming decorations, basing the theme on "Let's Skunk Wooster." The Theta Phis held their annual "Spring Roundup," an all- campus tea which featured the coeds dressed in real Western togs. Theta Phi Alpha sorority's philanthropic proiect is contributing to the Glenmary Missioners. Each year the group holds a clothing drive for this proiect. Theta Phi Alpha's flower is the white rose, with the sapphire as the sorority iewel. Blue, silver, and gold are the group's colors. Active members include the Tel-Buch editor, Annette Marcin- koski, who is also vice-president of Newman Club, Pierian, Pan- hellenic Council, and W.A.A. She planned Senior Day this year, and was chairman of the Hilltop's Greek Night. Nancy Quirk, president of Theta Phi, was on Student Council and a Pierian member. The officers for this year were: president, Nancy Quirky vice president, Marilyn Berg, recording secretary, Mary Ann Hafler, corresponding secretary, Sally Jo Hahn, treasurer, Arlene Gause, and marshal, Monica Mushinski. nr- iw. it Wi 1 r , saw' NANCY QUIRK, President There was a hot time in the Theta Phi house at the tea. ,f Ylifffi!! . Q No, not their, iust a Homecoming decoration. 141 l ,I H. cy My Q-I C-7 'Q Row 'I: Iseatedl-Pat Harter, Carol Murray. Row 2: Ruth O'Brien, Phyllis Stich, Jean Boughton, Grace Chafif, Mary Lou Griffiths, Mildred Glocar, Carol Mahoney. Row 3: Dolores Semester, Althea Krohmer, Wilda Cunningham, Mary Ann Semester, Barbara Garman, Shirley Myers, Sylvia Park, Nancy Carter, Marguerite Wilson, Barbara Wise, Barbara Myers, Sandi Stone. fn ,f Let's be casual, .- 5-A shall we? H A big time was had by all. ,gn-HSL-AL Cheesecake helps to decorate any sorority house. THETA UPSILON Kappa Alpha of Theta U was founded on the Hilltop in' 1939. The motto is "Let there be light" and the colors are the seven tints of the rainbow. The flower is the fleur-de-lis. Two philan- thropies are aided by this sorority, Berea College's health fund and assistance to the Navaio Indians. Members have been quite active on campus this year. Wilda Cunningham was president of the Sociology Club. Several band members and debaters are in the sorority. The coeds participate in W.A.A. sports, and are included in the rolls of many depart- mental clubs and extracurricular organizations. Theta U was proud to receive the spring semester scholarship cup when the highest sorority average was amassed. The social season lacked nothing, with a spring formal, Christmas party, Founders Day banquet, and Rainbow Day banquet included. Mother-daughter luncheons were on the schedule, plus those ever-popular slumber llessl parties at the house on Spicer Street. The annual open house, Wafflette, was held in February with a Mardi Gras theme to cheer up everyone on campus. The Mello-Larks, popular nationally-known singing quartet, visit the Theta U house for dinner whenever they are in Akron. The national president of Theta Upsilon, Mrs. William D. Sims, came to visit this chapter this year. Grace ChaFF was president this year, with the other officers being vice presidents, Mary Lou Griffiths and Barbara Wise, secretary, Mildred Glocar, and treasurer, Jean Boughton Doering. GRACE CHAFF, President I . Food, checkered I . tablecloth and thee - or A' A formal day to impress anyone. Pvb , .mf I V, 1-' 5 3' ,Lil 3- -y - W vi. 7: 1' , . Y l o r w 1 A A ' . 1 . "J - - if . -ei. ei V -3 1- N r 4 Vi ! ,Q I A f y tg F ffl. ' 3- 1 i -Q 'f ,. .Lv N14 - F L .v , , - i 3 -. f-,A l l I, i, N , 7 - i ns , i L ' .Q I f. - 4' llgfjig R iff Q11 1' 124. J ,. ., 1 5-stil' al ' ' 'D . ' ' ' l43 Pledges are serenaded to celebrate. 4-1 Row I: lseatedl--Prudence Leatherwood, Janet Sue Smith, Cesira Volpe. Row 2: Nancy Lee Evans, Carol Aldous, Olga Curtis, Jan Waddell, Barbara Royce, Ruth Dunlap, Sandy Harroun, Norma Jean Petty, Mariorie Windows, Carol Williamson, Nancy Pedigo. Row 3: Carol Coulter, Pat Gulish, Carol Fogle, Mary Jo Young, Barbara Brannon, Margo Boyle, Patricia Primrose, Barbara Ramicone, Emma Whissen, Kay McCarthy, Joan Labbe, Jean Colopy, Joyce Thomas. l I NA A pretty pose in a pretty room. , A . N? .- ji 'X ol ' U I H V" A big iob for a little girl. Just goofing around. 144 ZETA TAU ALPHA The past year was a very exciting one for the Zetas. During l the fall semester, Homecoming and rushing took much time and l proved well worth the effort. Eight coeds were given the blue and grey carpenter's square to show that they were pledges. A tea given by the alumnae for pledges and their parents, and an annual big and little sister slumber party at Christmas were two events which brightened the life of the lowly pledges. Second place in Songfest for the fifth year added another trophy to the steadily growing collection on the library mantel at lOO Fir Hill. Valentine's Day brought the actives, pledges, and alumnae together for an informal dance at the house. Zetas were active on campus this year. Ruth Dunlap was a Zipette, Jean Colopy and Mary Jo Young, Women's League Council and freshmen counselors, Olga Curtis and Barbara Rami- cone, W.A.A. board. The Gingeree held in May welcomed students to the Zetos' home and gave the coeds an opportunity to announce the annual street dance-ice cream social. Proceeds were used to make film- strips to show parents how to give physical therapy to cerebral palsied children. . Beta Xi chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha was chartered at the Uni- versity of Akron in 1929, 3l years after its original founding at a Virginia college. Zeta's colors are turquoise blue and steel grey, her flower the white violet. Officers for 1954-55 were: president, Sandra Harroun, vice president, Mary Jo Young, secretary, Jean Colopy, and treasurer, Kay McCarthy. SANDRA HARROUN, President ,fx V ' , 5 s T' -L, Pledges must work in the kitchen. On with the show! 5- ' v . l That lucky, lucky man! Bring on the food. T45 'Surg Row 'l:Jerry Kodish, Emory Geller, Mike Kushkin, Bernie Lefif, Jerry Goldstein, George Rosen, Ray Federman, Stan Nusbaum, Marvin Rosenlhal. Row 2: Harlan Abrams, Marry Kaye, Marty Fischer, Gene Oesfreicher, Fred Dennis, Bob Trasin, Ron Melfzer, Gil Rucker. . wi Chow time is the best hme. They're really living it up. Aw, c'mon, don'f be coy And a riotous time was had by all. .411 ALPHA EPSILON PI When the University opened its doors for students to return in the fall, the men of Alpha Epsilon Pi found themselves to be one of the smallest fraternities on the campus. The limited size of the chapter was not reflected in the proportion of the activities the men undertook, however. Kept busy during the year with social and athletic events, the brothers of AEPi won the fraternity scholarship trophy, a feat which is becoming a most welcome habit for them. Highlighting a successful social calendar were the annual Thanksgiving Day breakfast, Founders Day banquet, formal, South Seas party, Western Roundup, Toboggan party, and a Jazz party. In the spring, AEPi men from eight chapters, including Ohio State, Michigan, Toledo, Western Reserve, Drake, Ohio Northern, Kent, and Michigan State, gathered in the Rubber City for the annual spring regional conclave under Akron University's hosting. Theta Deuteron chapter may be a small membership group, but it has endeavored to provide the spirit of comradeship through its fraternal functions. National alumni who have carried on the fine traditions of AEPi include Dr. Beniamis Fine, education editor of the New York Times, Congressman Lee Isaacson, and honorary brothers Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The fraternity was founded nationally in T913 and the Akron chapter received its charter in l94l. Leading the fraternity this year were Bernie Leff, master, Mike Kushkin, lieutenant master, George Rosen, scribe, and Jerry Goldstein, exchequer. For good work in scholarship. A-mazed? They look it 147 l l 1 4 "l Row 1: Ernie Holcomb, John Pappas, Carl Meador, Darrell Dube, Richard E. Hundly, Jerry AcuFF, James Kreiner, Ben Ammons, Thomas Sumner iFacuIty Adviserl, Charles Mealey, Ferris Fadel. Row 2: Ed Russell, Ken Thompson, Louis Fise, Ronald May, Charles Nestor, Mike Kermizis, Dave Post, Rick Pear- son, Richard Johnston, Don Louthan, Richard Nelson, Robert Wagner, Row 3: Dick Daley, Don Rabiohn, Ronald Flowers, Jim Foght, Ed Bittle, Bob Burks, Bill Mulrooney, Bob Yowell, Joe Sereno. 2 A L., X 1 "Brothers, and honored guests . . ." Christmas for the kids with the ADPi coeds. They'll do it every time! 148 I49 LAMBDA CHI ALPHA siemens- el-if ,W ff- A -fgf-',ff-+-- --" Hehe- -fs-W . -f - - --'- ferns-ee 1? is , - ' 3 'H ' Q-.w22. . . H vi, A - ' 1: - - . ' -A - Setting the pace for outstanding campus leaders at the Uni- versity of Akron, Gamma Alpha Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity enioyed one of their better years. Many top'offices were held by Lambda Chis, such as AFROTC and AROTC cadet colonels and Student Council vice president. Bob Perrine was elected president of the Senior Class for l955. Various social events throughout the semester, topped off by the annual Christmas formal at Firestone Country Club, high- lighted the year. Helping others made them happy when the men collaborated with the Alpha Delta Pi sorority women to have a party for the youngsters at the Children's Home. A large trophy sits in the Lambda Chi house on Fir Hill, awarded in recognition of scholastic achievement by the national head- quarters. This was received at the convention in Miami, Florida, which was quite an event. Versatility in sports is shown by Lambda Chis. On the varsity scene, a man on every team but one represented this fraternity. Seven participated in football, three on the basketball court, and Mario Rossi and Jim Beck were outstanding members of Akron U teams. A banquet for the high school boys on the all-city teams honored prospective collegians at the fraternity house. This is an annual event sponsored by Lambda Chi Alpha. In a successful rushing campaign, the Lambda Chis gained 23 new pledges, a high figure for fraternities here. Ed Russell was president, Jim Kreiner was treasurer, Ronnie Sykes served as vice president, and Charles Mealey was secretary. L ED RUSSELL, President Row I: James Townsend, Tom Jackson, Doug Frank, Ronald Ross, Bob Wagner, Marvin Downing, Jim Beck Row 2 John Satterfleld Jim Whntmvre Ronald Sykes, James Mollis, David Griffin, James Ewing, Jerry Reeves. Row I: Bob Crutcher, Perry Demming, Dick Patterson, Chick Kormanik, Tom Getzinger, Bob Jenkins, Dick Smith, Marv Walker. Row 2: Hal Boughton Dick Malayan, Bud Rogers, Wade McManus, House Mother, John Wiener, Max Williams, Bob Allen, Tony Milo. Row 3: Stu Terrass, Bob Morrison, Dan Demko, Karl Stevens, John Milford, Tom Burkley, Don Stallard, Don Kocher, Jim Singer, Reece Taylor, Howard Stockton. Row 4: Eldon Crislip, Jere Paul, Jack Peterson, Frank Kaylor, John Verdon, Don Brautigan, Mark McMahon, Bob Waddell, Dick Beyer, Tom Harvey, Jim Monahan. s-V-f lx Har 4 .J J' T J 'Ag' ' 'ug , . TIS.. 3131? L Three men and two trophies fill a corner. 5hGCleS of in1erI10li0l10liSm- "Good day" says a Phikeia. fs Now what do l say? l 50 151 PHI DELTA THETA f - -am 1 -,,,..,-.,,.:.....ii.4,..e.LL., 4 , .Lg -1-f,f-. , 1 - . , Winning first place in both Songfest and Casbah keynoted a banner year for the brothers of Phi Delta Theta. The men of Ohio Epsilon also became the proud possessors ofthe Founders Trophy, awarded nationally to the most outstanding chapter in a uni- versity with an enrollment of less than 5,000. Numerous social events, including the annual She Delta Theta party, All-Phi variety show, Suppressed Desires party, and the Good Ship Phi open house, kept the Phi Delts in the social whirl throughout the year. Phi Delta Theta, founded in 1848, boasts over 81,000 members in 130 collegiate chapters. Locally, this Hilltop chapter was estab- lished in 1875. Many of the brothers have not restricted their talents to the fraternity alone. The Phi Delts this year were prominent in all phases of campus leadership and placed men on all University athletic teams. The Phis had among their ranks the Student Build- ing manager, IFC president and vice president, Army ROTC commander, presidents of departmental clubs, and Student Coun- cil members. The men of Phi Delta Theta never overlook the obiectives of the fraternity. These obiectives include the cultivation of friend- ship, acquirement of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment of a high standard of morality. Phi brothers strive constantly to uphold these goals. The open motto of this group, which they have lived up to year after year, is "One man is no man." Wielding the presidential gavel for the year was James Singer, with Tony Milo in the vice president's office. Tom Getzinger was treasurer, Paul Sheppard, secretary, Marvin Walker, house manager, and John Milford, steward. 55.2" JAMES SINGER, President ."Sx xy A Seated: Bob Haver, George Rogers, Jack Doll, Dick Rea, Mom Myers, John Naum, Dick Waller, Dave Blackman. Standing: Mike Walsh Bill McNeil Dick Auburn, Vince Tassielo, Ron Nichols, Ed Pfiefer, Jim Rollence, Dick Milford, Bob Daily, Lawton Vaughan, Gene White, Byron Hollinger Dave Rankin B 4..- .1 - .0 ,-f , My I X x"T . ns, B ' ' A 1-1 6 2 M W. . , SAL? Q Y ie 4' . , rv, .x jr - ac- - g F . .Q l ' 4 F V Er: A V " a': 1-5 ,Q ,N Y 'Kg B ' V Row 1: Dean Dickerhoof, Bernie Lemmon, Jim Schrop, Bob Werner. Row 2: Paul Di Mascio, Bob Wagner, Bert Esworthy, Dr. De Graff, Paul Collins, Bruce Averell, Bob Croye. Row 3: Denny Neff, Bud Price, Dick Culp, Jack Greenfield, Bill Nelson, Jim Hoza, Burt Woodring, Chalmers Schroeder. Row 4: John Myers, Joe Di Mascio, Bob Berry, Bruce Brawley, Dave Crandell, Bill Washer, Jack Kilgore, Russ Roberts. Row 5: Bruce Haush, Bob Lee, Tom De Mita, Jim Richie, Dave Lambert, Dennie Garn. Everybody s smgxn and havin a little snort A formal honoring their sweethearts was on the social calendar. 152 S A f lt must be Casbah time again! Shake it, gals l?l. N fi' X' TVXQLU: ' V we -'Y - C is fy xl' PHI KAPPA TAU - T-7-f-we----e:,M,T?!1-,T V .,.fs,.,e,: T if -A H ri-f " ' A One of the biggest events of the year for Phi Kappa Tau fra- ternity was the Dream Girl formal. Founders Day was celebrated at the Firestone Country Club, iust I7 years after the founding, February 28, l938. Alpha Phi chapter finds its home in a huge, roomy Buchtel Avenue dwelling. The place changes its face for the annual Barroom Open House. Naturally, only root beer was served, but the spirit of gaiety still prevailed. A winter dance and Christmas paiama party provided lots of fun for the Phi Taus and their girls, and coed luncheons, hayrides, numerous house parties, and a Monte Carlo party added to a full social calendar. Harvard red and old gold are the fraternity colors, and the red carnation serves as the flower. Dr. Harmon DeGraFf and Dr. George Leuca serve as chapter advisers. Phi Kappa Tau placed third in scholarship among the fraterni- ties for the fall semester. ln addition to getting high academic honors, many of the men are active in campus activities. George Kriska was named for Who's Who, received an A-Key, was pres- ident of Omicron Delta Kappa, and a lt. col. in the Army ROTC, Bruce Averill, Intramural commissioner for the year, was also tapped to ODK, Charles Johnson was an assistant manager of the Student Building. The year's officers are: president, Bert Esworthy, vice president, Robert Berry, secretaries, William Washer and Russell Roberts, and treasurer, David Lambert. ,., new BERT ESWORTHY, President Christmas paiama party, and aren't they cute? Mattie Hall, pianist at Barroom Open House, and Miss Barmaid of i955 Row 1: Alan Vaughan, Rodger Bleichrodt, Bill Pritchard, Ed Wright, Phil Opp, Dave Smith, Clif? Bye, Web Herman. Row 2: Rocky Wright, Charles W. Algea, Gabriel G. Balazs Jr., Walt Rick, Ron Allegree, Bob Algea, Bruce Finnie, Fritz Westenbarger, Jack E. Wilhelm, Eugene Hornig, David E. Wilson, Fred Wallace. Row 3: Gene Penix, Wally Lewis, Bob Hicks, Tom Johnson, Bob Ress, Jim Bostud, Clyde C. Meadows, Ron Assaf. Anudder Homecoming d ecoration. i fee fe: YH .iii M ..,'- . ' Wia- - L, .ma .1 Q i 1 41 Q j, WHS? F bl! ns A iz WWF cfazsa.. .ylgiua-uasfanwnrenlsnfr if 13 el' Y ' V ' Jgifl l -. 'U' 1 H tj ,, 4: ' w , . "E "gs-l " "" '34-g5i',.Q l-Q51-' 1. X : ,EE 3' - iq-' ,, ,,,'i3,ff . if 9' -21. ..w ..'. ' Us . 1. ,Y u F .,.4.f- -.- Q , F V J .sn 1 1 S637 '51 n... Ef fi :+L ii, . ll' r Q, g V QF . 'x EA Bongo, bong . . . 1 Y 9. E: l Intermission times rests some tootsies. come to the open house. l54 KN x PHI SIGMA KAPPA Active and hardworking Phi Sigma Kappas left their mark on the campus for the past academic year. Showing what teamwork can do, the men took first place in bowling and second in volley- ball for the intramural program. They placed second among the fraternities for scholarship the fall semester, and third in Songfest. President Phil Opp was third in the King of Hearts competition. Two men were named to Who's Who and two to Omicron Delta Kappa. Another received an A-Key. Two served on Student Council this term, also. ln keeping with tradition, the annual Cabaret and Pirate Mas- querade Party was held and the Jungle Open House almost scared the wits out of Hilltoppers. Eta Triton at the University of Akron was honored by being host to the Regional Conclave convention. The fraternity nationally has 63 chapters from coast to coast, and was founded at the University of Massachusetts in 1873. The Phi Sigma Kappa flower is the red Carnation, and silver and magenta are the colors. All activities of the program the fraternity presents are designed to fulfill the principles of pro- moting brotherhood, stimulating scholarship, and developing character. Outstanding alumni include Dennis J. Roberts, the governor of Rhode Island, a U. S. senator and governor of West Virginia, Lou Boudreau, the manager of the Kansas City Athletics, and John S. Knight, publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal. Phil Opp led the men of Phi Sig this year, with Dave Smith as vice president, Bill Pritchard as treasurer, and Ed Wright as secretary. '-1 J gin: ,,. i - . , ru ii N it i. ff, Q? A! S PHIL OPP, President Da the Bunny Hop . . . hop, hop, hop. xii X Talking things over. l55 ...E Q' w- 2:1 or-'T ., n., , :I - , jf. All 'l s "-' -Qieswill , r .I V, ,QV TP Q 6155: , J' ga, . v e ,wa V , "' n - 'v . xiii -. - ".. , 7 ,, W, A Q .. ' .. . ?"' . x i E I .., fi 'iphsf , t N I I f . j Q' r 1:Q 1 1 N R Al Vt VI Q 'A V K' N X s,-fs ,K M f' x 5 ki- K Row 1: Pat Mannion, Tom Eggerl, Jim Alkire, Tom Paulus, Phil Holmes, Jim Klein, "Joseph Michael George Lenk, Sr.", Philip V. Schember. Row 2: Ray Daugherty, Tom Wczniak, AI Plcenes, Harold Neller, William C. Mears, Tom Hillery, Jom Horrigan, Marlin Haas. Row 3: Paul Kunkel, Tom Kirn, Jack Cox, Mike Dellapa, Mel Kiser, Bill Tenney, Patrick Fenton, Tom Daugherty. Row 4: Jim Hubbard, J. Barry Milchell, R. L. Sapronetti, Marion Russo, .lack Lengyel, Dave McKoski, Dick Gmerek, Tom Durkin. .2 4' Home is where the bunk is. Nothing like a good hot lunch. Family portrait. Are they helping or hindering him? P , 4 7 Lone Star fraternity, oldest local fraternity in the nation, was well represented in varsity sports again this year. The Stars have also participated in and won many trophies in lM activities. First place in volleyball and wrestling, and second position in intramural basketball are on the record for 1955. The Lone Stars had three presidents of important campus or- ganizations. Joe Lenk was Student Council president, Al Ploenes headed the Radio Workshop, and Dick Gmerek presided over Newman Club. Homecoming toil netted the Stars third place, and with a take- off on Little Red Riding Hood and college life, the men won second in Casbah. With all the extra-curricular activity, the Lone Stars also were awarded the fraternity improvement plaque for scholarship. Many alumni are prominent in local industry, including the pres- ident of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Lee Jackson. Men such as he are instrumental in helping Star brothers get a start in the business world once they leave the campus, or part-time while attending the University. The Hobo Hop, co-sponsored by Delta Gamma sorority and the Lone Stars, nets proceeds which go to the support of the blind. The housemother, Mom Hosfield, does a terrific iob to keep the fellows in home-cooked food at noon meals. The pledges aid her in serving the actives. President for the term was Phil Holmes, with Tom Paulus as treasurer, Jim, Klein as secretary, Joe Lenk as chaplain, and Ralph Weaver for pledgemaster. LONE STAR - Q- ,Y . Tffmfr f , -, PHIL HOLMES, President Pledges-Row I: Don Andrews, Lee Haynes, Dan Buehl, Ronnie Vargo, Bill Sturm, Lloyd Haynes. Row 2: Bob Maroon, Jim Pier, Tom Calhoun, Jim Haramis, Howard Mehigon, Dan Wilson. Row 3: Bob Linton, George Sosebee, Ed Barman, Terry Horrigan. Q5 V , ,s l i- .v T L ' . ,,.- Y if-, F? 75 sz .. gg: . 1, is I ' Y"- XX 11 -5 1 . 1 Xi N, 1 L '. 4 4 NX Q 2'-s T' fx ,' rql Row 'l: Bernie Esfafen, Mike Quirk, Mario Tilaro, Cliff Woodruff, Dave Benya, William D. Smith, Stan Folda. Row 2: .lim Goldsmith, Wal! Dombroski, Harry Hammond, Louis R. Pomponi, Carl Paferline, Charles Fiorella, Will Raymond. Row 3: Henry Ralombo, lvan Matusky, Bruce Campbell, Henry C. Rouse, Frank P. Williams, William Berg. Row 4: George Von Jenks, Dallas Thompson, Eugene Oberg, Elmer Branum, Charles Lighf, Norman Stewart, Gerald l. Thomas-Moore. is .1 k ,Ci Z. , . , .wwf ,, A fi.. . Music a la Les Paul and Mary Ford. Placing bels at a frat party. Hamming it up af fhe house. Treating ihe kids af Christmas. 158 'J TAU KAPPA EPSILON Tau Kappa Epsilon, founded only seven years ago, has a mem- bership of 51 which puts the fraternity in the top bracket on cam- pus membership-wise. Three good pledge classes have gone through their Help Weeks this year. The second place in Homecoming decorations and two annual formals were highlights of the academic year. Top offices from O.S.P.E., Pershing Rifles, Marketing Club, and lndustrial Management Club were held by Tekes. Vice president of Newman Club and treasurers of Sigma Tau, Radio Club, and lnterfraternity Council were also members of Tau Kappa Epsilon. The pearl is the fraternity iewel, and the flower is the red carnation. Cherry red and gray serve as the group's colors. Famous alumni include Ronald Reagan and Dan Duryea, movie actors, Chicago Bears coach George Halas, recording artist Les Paul, and orchestra leaders Stan Kenton and Tex Beneke. At Christmas-time, the Tekes combined with the Alpha Gams to fete children from Akron area homes with a party, complete with games, gifts, and good food. House parties for members and their dates were sprinkled throughout the social season. The Teke men also attended sorority desserts this year. Serving in the top offices of the fraternity this year were Mario Tilaro, as president, Cliff Woodruff as vice president, Stan Folda as treasurer, and Mike Quirk as secretary. V Y...-:M was-Q f 4 Y fi: ',1fZt'fiTfil".2'f':-'Tex A -,MZ me, 2, .J g -cl NIS. I fs-'T' if 4 f, ', rs new 5 , , ' ,.e,,H"w I Q, A , -, 1 - , - MARIO TILARO, President Row 1: Jim Kershner, Gene Otto, Larry Hart, William James, Jack Moss, Dave Price, Carroll Lee. Row 2: John Chernisky, Frank Smith, Ralph Morrow, Skip Wagner, Jim Chisman, Richard Linn, George Tomi, Jim Jameson, John Menyes, Charles Maples. l 1 l l '. 'F 11213, ' Row I: Jerry Roubenes, Norman Frye, Robert Gardner, Rudy J. Calet, Bill Douglas, Leonard Mercer, Bobby Eubanks, Dale Flesher. Row 2: Jim McDowell, George Manos, Bill Dahlgren, Karl Denfzer, Joe Wills, Bud Glisson, Roy Thomas, Arfhur E. Pamer. Row 3: Ronald C. Winslow, William C. Basheofis, Jerry McEIfresh, Jesse C. McCollam, Kenneth R. Colling, Gerald Keller. Row 4: Frank Jenkins, Jim Vandever, Joe C. Lafona, Barry W. Brocken- brough, John Weygandt, Dave Bibler, Dick Joiner, Dave Poling. 5 U S , Ugh! Heap big masquerade party. ,.0 Altogether now, let's serenade them. A cellar-fun of hoboes. NESS' , 1Ifn B'LE' ABN" u ' THETA CHI Social, scholastic, intramural, and extra-curricular activities pro- vide a well-balanced school year for the men of Theta Chi. Work- ing as a well-knit group, Theta Chi placed first in Homecoming house decorations, second in Songfest, and third in Casbah. Theta Chi traditionally has two annual formals, a Hobeaux Arts Brawl, and weekly parties. Entering into all intramural com- petition, Theta Chi continually scores high in golf and ping-pong as well as placing in the other sports. Even though emphasis is placed on the group, rather than the individual, campus leaders such as assistant Student Building manager Rudy Calet, former lM Commissioner and tennis star Mark Figetakis, and Buchtelite editor Jerry McElfresh proudly wear the swords and serpent of Theta Chi. Taking pride in its national organization, Beta Lambda chapter at the University of Akron displays the red and white of Theta Chi, and the red carnation is present at many social functions. One tradition is to serenade the new sorority pledges each fall, and present each one with this fraternity flower. Nationally, Theta Chi fraternity consists of l l-4 chapters across the nation. Although comparatively new on this campus, being installed in l943, Theta Chi will celebrate its centennial in i956 at the founding place, Norwich University in Vermont. Officers during the year were president Rudy Calet, vice pres- ident Bill Douglas, secretary Bob Gardner, and pledge master Len Mercer. 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U b ':, ni- ,i ' 3 2 555 ff ' 'gi Z ' ' A 5.51. . F1 gf- -3-9""f'ZQ-LI'Qgg'fZ'QQ, 2 ' . : ' um ,, 5MgS'fQf.u3':,v,L,b1X1XQf5x-:,w.a,'2c.m" if fx if 'Wi f ,lrfnwi-f-5.5.5,-.-M03 ,. If , I "W" ' ' 4 QM '1f .:f22 1 ff-'pg,yf:1f1 '1 E1 -ff' 7'ED'B343 -'n 'Qi ..., A .f-ew A ?li""N fsevfxff-4 Sf 1 ..-,-36 u-.,39.,,.,,35 "3 f ,A,. ...fy 15:22.11 ,Q ace-, '.g4L-- ,Q 5,!,.X first, -,fig 1 C Ei-4 P15312 Row 'l: Larry Foore, Rudy DiDonato, Bill Auten, Chuck Zinsmayer, Dave McKoski, Wayman Cash, George White, Bill Sturm, Joe Rossano, Curt Mairs, Mickey McDanield, Doug Davisdon. Row 2: Joe McMullen lCoachl, .lohn Wiener, .lack Lengyel, Mario Russo lOutstanding Junior Awardl, Bob Schuts- bach, Tony Paris, Jerry Reeves, Ronnie Vorgo, Phil Schember, George Craig, George Auten, .lohn Verdon, .lohn Cistone, Marion Rossi. Row 3: Don Nichols, B. Williamson, Bill Mears, Jim Townsend, John Williams lOutstanding Sophomore Awardl, Don Brautigan, Frank lzo, Tom Daugherty, Bob Hafher- ill, Walt Kirn, John McDonald, Frank Rienzi, Ron Lancianese. Row 4: Dick Rea, Frank Dinie, Fred Ferry, Harold Fuller, Roger Williams, Bob Spicer, Gene White lOutstanding Freshman Awardl, Dick Beasley, Joe Monroe, Jim Whitmire, Pat Roman, Richard Hicks, Skip Dillinger, Bruce Williamson. Marlon Rossi. Co Captain, Outstand ing back, Red Blair high scorer trophy. John Clstone: Co-Captain, Fred Sefton Awa rd Phil Schember: Outstanding Senior Award right-.lohn Verdon: Little All America, All Ohio, Outstanding lineman. Ron Vargo: Outstanding Senior Award 4 'chi' B2f8 THE 1954 FOOTBALL sronv McMullen Begins kron Career Coach Joe McMullen's freshman year got off to an uncomfortable start as Wittenberg's upset-conscious Tigers dumped the Zips in their home opener l2-7. Highlight of the game was that 23,769 fans turned out as a result of the Acme Food Stores chain pre-season promotion, in cooperation with the University and supported by the Akron Beacon Journal. This turnstile-taxing throng set a new single game attendance record for the Hilltoppers. Akron caught the upset bug the following week and knocked off Ohio Wesleyan's defending Conference Champs at Delaware, 30-27, after trailing 20-7 at the half. The win came off quarterback Marion Rossi7s toe via a l6 yard last quarter field goal. Back at the Rubber Bowl on October 9, the Zips gave hometown fans their lone look at victory by edging pesky Otterbein 27-20. ln spite of a rain soaked field the McMullenmen romped to their third straight win as the Blue and Gold shut out Mount Union i9-O at Alliance, spoiling the Mounties' Homecoming. At Granville a week later the Zips ran out of gas before Denison ran out of touchdowns, with the final score reading 35-26 in favor of the Big Red. The Hilltop Homecoming festivities were nipped when scrappy Woos- ter College came from behind to hand the Zips a one-point, 28-27 set- back. From here on it was all downhill . . . with the Zips doing the sliding. Kent State showed Akron fans there was good reason for concluding the football rivalry between the two neighboring universities by grinding the Zips into the Rubber Bowl sod 58-18. Nevertheless the Akron entry came out on top in the 3l -year history of the series, 'l l wins to lO. One game ended in a tie. Heidelberg showed why they were the i954 Ohio Conference champs by dumping the Zips 53-15 at the Rubber Bowl in the season's finale. Looking back, it's easy to see how the combination of a new coach, a new system lsplit winged-Ti, and a shortage of key lettermen led to the Zips' last half fade. Looking ahead, it's equally easy to see how the ground work laid in '54 will begin to pay off in wins next season. Perhaps the best summary of the season was offered when Coach McMullen said, "Half the teams that play lose, so l guess we didn't do half bad!" l65 , Cheerleaders left to right-Sallyann DeWoody, Diane Spencer, Connie Burleson, Gerri Tersini, and Billie Maxson. ,f 1 Cheering replaces eating at first cafeteria Pep Rally. Behind The Football Story Another Story Behind the story of every football game is another story- a story of hard work, long hours, and many headaches. This story is the story of many people who are interested in the welfare of the team, and not in personal glory. They are the people who keep the. team fed, clothed, and in the peak of physical condition, and in the eyes of the public. Too often for- gotten are the managers who keep the team clothed, the cheer- leaders who are forever bolstering team and student spirit, the cafeteria personnel who feed the team, and the coaching staff who "live" football from the season's start to finish. ln the pressbox, sit men who announce the games on radio, men who Buster Rizzo, Jack Lengyl, Phil Schember and George Auten chow up after a practice session announce fqr television, television cameramen, and photogra- phers, as well as the sports writers. All of these people are part of the story behind every game played on the field. To this list of men, one must add all of the members of the band, who practice as much as the team itself. Working i-n the press box was the spotter for the team, Pete Brunenmeister, and the statisticians of the team, Al Hall and Jim Beverly. The 1954 season was also significant in the fact that the Acme Stores backed the opening game of the season, and all of the people connected with the Acme Stores must be included on the "team behind the team." - vw we W- -J . :gif -4 -.pee W -1 Q , 'niggas , 1 , 1.5, .1f ,-4-H: ,ft 1 Y f 5, . :- 1 ,N 5 525 L. l, .2 Y, .jggs li - ' A ' l-l"'i" 'F' ' Tj 1 4 3 I -5 L End John Verdon receives Coach McMullen s congratulations. rd Work Top Right: Sophomore John Williams is issued equipment by managers Don Andrews an Bart Hamilton. Manager not picturedp Ed Maluke. Middle Right: Ends Bill Auten ileftl and Jim Townsend do some board work on a play that will "go." Bottom Right: Coach Joe McMullen gives a few tips to Jerry Reeves on the technique of centering. Bottom left: ileft to rightl Coaches Tom Evans, Joe McMullen and Andy Maluke spent many hours studying films on the games. Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron Akron SEASON'S RECORD 7 l2 Wittenberg 30 27 Ohio Wesleyan 27 20 Otterbein l9 O Mount Union 26 35 Denison 27 28 Wooster l 8 58 Kent State l 5 53 Heidelberg ,0 ,gfbw . 3 0 3: BASKETBALL Zips Enjoy Successful Season Across Memorial Hall's new hardcourt pranced one of the winningest teams in the 54 season history of Hilltop basketball. ln their fifteenth year under Coach Russell J. Beichly the Zips won 17 out of 22 games. Only five other teams have won 17 or more games for the Blue and Gold and only one topped the 1,851 points produced by this season's quintet. Zip home attendance skyrocketed from 8,500 in 14 games last season to 17,673 in a dozen Memorial Hall appearances this year, or better than 1,400 a game. The Zips opened a nine-game win streak on December 4 by dumping the highly touted University of Buffalo, 84-74. Mike Harkins logged the first entry in the Memorial Hall record book by scoring basket number One after the game was two minutes old. Back at Memorial Hall for a four-game stand the Beichlymen broke the 100-point barrier by one point, dumping Rochester Tech 101-75. Two days later Colorado State dropped a 79-71 decision to the Zips as Harkins meshed 35 points. On December 29 and 30, Memorial Hall played host to the first Akron Invitational Tournament. Akron, Capital, Muskingum, and Wooster participated. Akron capped tournament laurels with a 90-78 win over Wooster. Kent State University packed the Hall with the biggest crowd of the season, 3,2615 then snapped Akron's streak at nine straight with an 82-60 victory. Weak Ohio Wesleyan upset visiting Akron four days later, Youngstown defender No. 17 acts like a graceful swan but is still incapable of stopping the "Famous Beck One-hand Push Shot." 69-60, but the Zips finally snapped out of the spell with an 82-80 win over Muskingum. Don Adey was the hero scoring the winning basket with six seconds left. Marietta showed its championship form in stopping a late Zip surge 78-66. The Pioneers went on to win the Ohio Con- ference for the second straight year. Akron finished fifth. Spunky Juniata threw a scare into the Akron faithful before giving in 71-66, to close out the January hoop schedule. The Zips began to thaw in February after their temporary deep freeze and opened the month with an 88-76 nod over Witten- berg at Springfield. Harkins got 36 in that one. Youngstown fell four days later 92-84. At Wooster on Feb- ruary 12, Akron twice lost 1 1 point leads to the surging Scots, ending up on the short end of an 84-78 count. Mount Union had its second place hopes dashed at Alliance on the 16th as Akron fashioned an 87-78 win. February 19 will long be remembered by the 1954-55 squad. That night the Zips trounced visiting Oberlin 121-50 setting a new team single game scoring high and tying a long established Conference mark. The 68-25 halftime lead by the Zips also set a record. Denison hung the last loss of the season on the Hilltoppers at Granville, 101-81. Heidelberg took number two on the chin from Akron, falling 89-65. Beichly added the coup de grace to an already successful season by coaching his charges past Kent State 76-70 at Kent. It was his 21 Oth win as Akron's mentor. Akron's No. 26 Don Adey finds out that it takes "Two to Tally" as a Roches- ter Tech detender awaits results. i Ai e- -1 , l . 'T.v:3r ' ' e V9 1 T' fl 7 .ee 4 f.: at . , 'fr-f X 7 , "ff ' vt i it T f tiff, 7' f in i i ' e ' V 'l 1 " 1 , i , l . i' l t f"l"S f"Q . I v - I 1 T57 23 ,1 T , T 1 ' I' A ' at E1 l l 1 ' 'Lg Q' l Y- NF' A . l I , , 'i 5 f , ki- ' F lil f T ' V ' ee ' " - T f-T Q ,Q it , -7 e y d T V t A . M 'ig X .Q r vi ' ' 1' .UVL SY 1 i J 1 T ' 1 1 T ' 1 Ll . 1 I XS X' 4 , 4 A 4 5 6 it 'I ' I 7 1 ' 1 ' ' " D V A l f 1 7 e-el -' Q-:ee Q.. I , e, , , 7. -'L 444 1 -.V ,fe 'N fr ' A if ,-,QeQi.e.4skff , eel ,ees .. 7, e- be ,e e e e be e e Zip Varsity cage team-Don Adey, Jim Beck, Jim Weiss, Mike Harkins, Joe Wood, Mel Kiser, Elton Landahl. Absent from Picture, Earl Smithern. lv r,, , . Z' d ' ' ' IPS GCOI' 1 .- e .ee 1.37 T I ez t Y l, 1-4' J' Akron Team Opponents li , 3 I , ' t, ' f v 84 University ot Bufrere 74 l I . Lf- 97 Westminster 85 ' A 83 Washington and Jefferson 80 l Eff - l 78 offerbein 75 lj, 4 3 ,ii ,i ai Heidelberg 75 li K '72 if Ml noi Rochester Tech 75 T S ' i , X 0 , , u 79 ceierede sfefe 71 gil A ' l 'nest Invitational Tournament iAkran Wonl w ' O U es ' 60 Kent State 82 , X j , Q 0 1 N r- I 60 Ohio Wesleyan 69 N , ' 3. 1 " F 74 1 'Qi I 82 Muskingum 80 lf"?x x iw! V ' 66 Marietta 78 .XT V lt . ' 4 f Q' l xx ' A, 71 Juniata 66 'fy I J - N 4 . Q X .,. 88 Wittenberg 76 , if'- ' . ,K 6 . ' l 'I 92 Youngstown 84 - - n, X j 3 78 Wooster 84 ' A 87 Mount Union 78 Y e g Head Coach Russ Beicl-ily did a great iob in 121 Obeflln 50 his l5th complete season as head basketball 81 Denmson lol Capluln Mike Hurklnsf Winner of 'he Les Couch. 89 Heldelbefg 96 Hardy Trophy for high scorer, becoming the 76 Ker1tStGte 70 third member of Akron's "500" Club, also 169 winner of the Touchdown Club Outstanding Player Award. He was Akron's contribution to the All-Ohio Conference Team. llff l i. H., -f' A -, v -Z A ,M 'fx Pumping while jumping Q -"'-15.1 A , Swecting tears while huddling up L4 Gime that bull or I won't play with you -gr N, Q, Em gene H: E -3 fat Reach for Thai peach Affer-Smiles and ioy for ull the boys Before-Gloom in the room Up! Up! and away Triumphant Entrance High and mighty 171 Board of Strategy 3 , 4 ja .lf if P f A SA"-5 1" -X 7'?' 1955 OCCER SEASON A ,ikww Bob Morrison puts his hes, foot forward. Wing Hal Boughton tries to gain possession of ball .lim Cunningham finds Soccer has its ups and downs. 1955 saw the introduction of a new sport on the Hilltop. Soccer was brought to the University campus by coach-player Stu Parry in co-operation with Athletic Director Coch- rane. Parry, a transfer student from Oberlin, was an All American Soccer player at Oberlin. The team finished the season with a successful record for their first year, winning three, losing one, and tying one. The booters were led by the offensive play of Larry Temo and Stu Parry. Defensive play was sparked by goalie George Parry and fullback Tom Har- mon. Larry Temo, center forward, paved the way to a winning season by scoring all three goals in the first game at Western Reserve Academy, Akron winning 3 to O. The second contest ended up in a tie against the powerful Fenn College squad, l to l, with Larry Temo again scoring for Akron. Playing Oberlin's JV's at Oberlin in the next two games Akron came out triumphant in both contests, by scores of l to O, and 2 to O. The team ended their first season against one of the top Soccer teams in the nation, Oberlin College Var- sity. The Zips lost this final game by a score of 3 to l. Akron's success was due mostly to the teamwork displayed by all members. Outstanding performances by such men as forwards Glenn Hilbish and Bobby Haver, and fullbacks Louie Michalski, Tom Harmon, and Dick Patterson added power to the team. Coach, Parry hopes next year the team will be able to prove itself with another good showing on full season schedule, proving soccer as a coming sport. Row 'l: Bob Morrison, Louis Michalski, Jack Reed, Glenn Hilbish, George Parry, Bob Haver, Tom Harmon, Mario Russo, and Coach Stu Parry. Row 2: .lim Vaughan, Lawton Vaughan, Jim Cunningham, Lawrence Temo, Harold Boughton, Jerry Acuff, Dick Patterson, Jim Farkas. f f ' m3713974 f"i. s"' 7 e Iqgsgys L- .. . A. ' safe . ' tv.-.,., ' I .,,r-' I' V 4 W 2 L 4 af ' is X is sf Y-T Y , "f" N 1 l :sv .. ..:,., ,, H 3 r A PK C g if' 4 x ' ,Q in ' ,F Q IA 7 L' IQ- -1 ' L A o f . Xg --nu' ' Q i.. ' x I RIFLE Slightly sensational is about the best way to describe Sgt. Richard Kelly's Zip rifle team, and even that doesn't do them iustice. Over the past three seasons the Hilltop marksmen have shot their way onto the national scene by winning three straight Lake Erie Conference championships, three straight regional titles at Buffalo, and boasting two undefeated teams. This season's team won 27 straight, and scored 1,405 out ofa possible 1,500 points at the regional tourney. The three year rifle record reads 67 wins in 68 matches. Bob McMillan l292l, George Tomi l286l and Tom Miller l285l all came within i5 points of a perfect l300l score at Buffalo. McMillan took high individual honors at Buffalo. The Zips wound up the T955 season by capturing the Wm. Randolph Hearst Plaque for second place in national rifle match competitions. This rates the Akron sharpshooters as number two team in the nation. Eberwine, Kozelski, Mc- Millan, Goldsmith and Tomi combined to score 950 points in the national event. The Riflemen also retain permanent possession of the Lake Erie Conference trophy after winning it three years in a row. Captain Jim Eberwine showed great spirit by firing in the Buffalo match despite the fact that he had recently frac- tured both of his ankles. The success of the team can be attributed in large measure to Master Sergeant Richard A. Kelly who has produced winning teams each year. Sgt. Kelly has spent many hours coaching his men to victory. Through his coaching etTort the Sarge has earned the respect and admiration of the entire team. l Coach-Richard Kelly Bob McMillan-League high individual average-Third in Nation 25.53 ,.,,,. Zip Riflemen demonstrate the various positions of tire ps 2K ,Z F: hw, '-3 L54-f Jim Goldsmith, Tom Miller, Chuck Kozelski, George Tomi, .lim Eberwine, and Bob McMillan gather around the Lake Erie Intercollegiate Rifle Trophy which the team had added to their permanent collection. Missing from the group is Ken Burkhart. T 'K eff' X, . ' 'i TX ,- .lg 5 Rf? WIMMIN With a new coach, Dr. Eugene Kruchoski, the aqua- Zips won one of eight dual meets and placed fifth in the Ohio Conference Swimming Championships at Gambier. The mermen cited lack of depth as the rea- son for their coming out on the short end of the win- loss column. Coach Kruchoski relied heavily on his "four sea- horsemen," Loren Watral, Dick Rootes, and co-cap- tains George and Bill Auten. All four will return next season to form the foundations of his team. With this improved power on tap for next year the coach feels confident of a winning season. Jack Lengyel will also return and Akron will be counting on his diving ability in l956. Lengyel, a novice in the swim sport, tried his hand at diving this season and came through with a win against Wooster. Bill Auten was the team's leading scorer with 73 points, including 5 in the Ohio Conference Meet. Fol- lowing with a close second in points was Dick Rootes who accumulated 70. Rootes also grabbed 5 in the Ohio Conference Championships. Only graduating member of the squad is senior Wade McManus who swam four years for the squad. This was the first season that the Blue and Gold swimming entry has had their own pool for practice sessions and swim meets. This is also the first year that a full-time swimming coach can look to the future with the prospect of a number of experienced lettermen back in the fold. With the added facilities and interest Akron's mermen in the next few years should see the top in Ohio Conference Competition. Coach Gene Kruchoski with co-captains Bill and George Auten and their father, Mr. Russ Auten i A . S i 1-We ff of ' PTM-, . , ' ri W s 2 -me f if er . gf' pw , bi :MH VL. . ' . ' f 'fi T 'nf " t . " ig is --. f .- 'V' g 1 i Jack Lengyel executes a iack-knife ol? the low board. Dick Rootes grabs a mouthful of air as he prepares for another leg of his iourney. 9.- --44" if, av""' Swim Team-Row I: Darrell Dube, George Auten, Loren Watral and Dick Rootes. Row 2: Wade MacManus, Bill Auten, Carl Meador, Jack Lengyel and Coach Gene Kruchoski. -.L-1. Frank Clark trying for five points against Kenyon. .,,w- t, A 1.-- , . Akron's Howard Barden looks for a way out of a delicate situation. Row I: Ray Damian, Mike Kermizis, Howard Barden, Frank Clark, Tom Johnson. Row-2: Coach Bob Noland, Mario Russo, Bob Senuta, Joe Cistone. WRESTLING A familiar face reappeared on the campus this year, in the role of wrestling coach. When Coach Andy Maluke took a leave of absence to complete his work for his Ph.D., youthful Bob Nolan took over the reins. Bob was wrestling for the Zips in the late l94O's. After graduating, he wound up at Pfeifer grade school, where he is a Phys. Ed. instructor. ln his coaching debut this year, he compiled a 7-O record and won the Conference championship. It was the second year the Blue and Gold matmen went un- defeated, and now boast a string of l4 straight wins, Co-captains Mario Russo and senior Mike Kermizis led the team in scoring, with 27 and 26 points, re- spectively. Mario Russo went undefeated in his seven matches and garnered three pins enroute. Mike Kermizis, after dropping his initial contest, went on to win six in a row, also gaining three pins. Freshman Frank Clark was the big surprise of the year as he pinned four straight opponents in racking up five victories. He shows great promise toward becoming an excellent wrestler. Also undefeated for the season, and scoring 2l points, was sophomore Tom Johnson. Not scoring a pin, Tom was one of the most consistent and dependable men on the team. The other senior on the team was Howard Barden. He gained a 5-2 record and won the l37 pound title in the Ohio Conference tournament. Akron won the OC tournament which, this year, was held at Memorial Hall. Playing a dual role of hosts and defending champions, the Zips did magnificently in both. Akron's 27 points iust edged out runner-up Hiram, who had 24 points. Howard Barden, Mario Russo, Frank Clark and Grover Miller won OC tourna- ment titles in their particular divisions. Mike Kermizis and Tom Johnson were the number two men in their di- visions. rl! 4 Akron Edinboro l 4 Akron Oberlin 8 Akron Hiram l 2 Akron Kenyon ' 5 Akron Ohio Wesleyan IO Akron Western Reserve 3 Akron Hiram 6 rid C'mon boy, the whole team's behind ya. Mfifm' vi , .xlijqxl X-I g l l 4 n 5 ll i ' v ' i l l J ,'z'. T X 'l ' f l 'JP l sf' ec' . . 1 --lv ' . ' . As . r, , - . X' . L if ' ii :" f' ,W 'A' . ' X ' l ' f ' L J, K X i ' , - K 'S l l - Q ' rf , , .V ,-i, V. V f ,- .4 1 , ,E 1 I l 1 1 l l NX K L :...12 'ri p l.-. .l l l A ' . A .3 'T I T Q' X 2 gf w li .- H 1- V .N , 1" . V ,Q s '5 N Row 'I: lsittingl-Hal Boughton, Bill Sturm, Larry Ondecker, Dave McKoski, Bob Cannon, Ron Vargo, John Cistone. Row 2: lstandingl-Russ Beichley icoachl, Frank Sherman, Al Spencer, Rudy DiDonato, Joe Lenk, Jim DiLauro, Pat Fenton, Carl Heinl, Jim Floto, Bobby Blake, Bill Cunningham, Frank Gaveia lassistant coachl. 1 RUN, EXTRA INNINGS, HEARTBREAK SEASON One run margins and extra inning games gave Coach Beichly's crew a "heartbreak season." Out of l6 games the Zips have played to date, they have played eight one run games, losing six of the eight games. , J' The Beichlymen have played four extra inning games, winning only one of the four. However, out of twelve " season games played to date the team has won 6 of 12 with 3 games remaining. - In Ohio Conference competition to date the team has a four win and five loss record. The 2-l lost to Denison 1 Q if in the season's opener was the first heartbreak to the team and to fastball ace Carl Heinl, as Denison scored ' the winning run on a squeeze bunt in the ninth inning. The Zips started their winning ways against Fenn in their YL A third one-run game, 7-6. Then on Joe Lenk's five hit pitching, the Zips beat B-W lO to 3. The team won their y - ' Hg A' third straight by outlasting Heidelberg 6 to 5 in a l2 inning game. The Zips' second heartbreak came when .if 'qi 'N - ii Muskingum came from behind to defeat the Zips, 'IO-9, in the 'lOth inning. Then behind the good pitching of , - V msg! , ., , ,,, 1- , , Pat Fenton, the Zips defeated Hiram 6 to 4 by scoring 3 runs in the 8th inning. Then on John Cistone's two i .LA , X ' 1 hits and three RBl's and Larry Ondecker's three hits and four RBl's, the Zips blasted Wooster, 6-2. The Zips' , . ,,,,, ' " " first sound setback came at the hands of Mt. Union, as the "Purple Raiders" defeated the Zips, 6-1. The 1, i Zips' sixth one-run game came after three hit pitching of Hal Boughton for 8 innings, the "Yeomen" from Ober- N - . 1 ' '- lin tied the score in the ninth, but Cistone's clutch single in the tenth scored Ronnie Vargo with the Zips' win- ning run. Ohio Wesleyan defeated the Zips with a l-2 punch, one run and . . . rain. Six innings of wonderful " J two-hit pitching by Joe Lenk wasn't enough for the one first inning run as the Zips fell l to O. The last two 4. f ? IO innings. Kent State scored an unearned run in the ninth to end a pitchers' duel between Akron's ace Carl Heinl and Kent's Bob Harrison. Akron's .300 hitters were stickmen such as Cistone l2Bi, .3335 Vargo il Bi, .3125 and Jim DiLauro iSSi, .300. 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Af n - -, ., A ,,,,, . ,., .,, mg,-55' aggpfg 'f ' ' . ,,.--f " 'NT ' -L '."'f ' -t'f-9953 , 3, ,-.. Q -1.?f5ZL?' "- 'Zeiss . . H A 33 , .rye ,-,rg ,gag FP' f2,,Lg1El':1'tQ'i33?S,S 'g,a,4,IJEi.LgQEffqi12' .....:f11211!, "Parker and Fngetakns, Up Next. Joe Wood returns a tough one NETTERS SHOW PROMISE The AU net squad, facing what Coach Kruchoski called "a rebuilding from the bottom up" worked under a handicap with Mark Figetakis as the only returning letterman. Figetakis also played on the number one spot on the team. The Squad playing a schedule of ten matches, won over Mt. Union and fought a losing 6-4 battle against Fenn College. With the team mostly freshmen and sophomores the coach has an optimistic viewpoint toward Akron's future tennis teams. Don Parker, Number two man, in action. 1955 Zip Tennis Team-Joe Wood, Jim Vaughan, Dave Poole, Mel Pizer, Carroll Lee, Darrell Dube, Mike Kushkin, Mark Figetakis, Mike Moneyhun and Don Parker instructed by Coach Kruchoski. l'!.h,.w x. f ss' , lp' -' 1 TRACK 1955 SEASON Powered by ten returning lettermen, the Akron trackmen overpowered three out of five of their five opponents during the first part of the season. The team has yet to face Kent State University and Fenn College. With luck on the side of the Akron harriers the season's record should finish totaling 7 in the win column. 'QUE Y: . Highlighting the season has been the running of dashman h 7 'H Gary Flinn. Week after week Flinn came through with a record diff breaking performance, lowering the Akron U record for the we....,.,, ri' " .M F, .1 ': ,az " e: .-he .ri-vi: QQ? xii is'391'f hr , is XI 'E--1 . .5251 Pi :Q ,.. to crash to a flat 2l seconds. Running a close second to Flinn during the season has been Clarence Bradshaw. V lO0 yard dash to 9.7. He also caused the 220 record at Akron .J Consistent winner in the high and low hurdles was John Wie- ner. Beaten only twice, one of Wiener's defeats came via a fall over a hurdle. John Verdon, big man of the team, broke records throughout the season. John could be counted upon to come up with firsts in both weight events. Verdon also broke the Akron discus record. The 880 relay team toppled the Akron record with a per- formance of l:3l.4. This undefeated relay team consists of Clarence Bradshaw, John Wiener, Gene White, and Gary Flinn. Freshman Byron Sturm and Bob Boxler have been carrying Akron in the mile and two mile events. Jim Rollence added to the team score by placing in the hurdles or the high iump in nearly every meet. Akron won their last four meets and the Ohio Conference Championship chances look good. Above: Gary Flinn anchors the record-breaking 880 yard relay. Below: Byron Sturn and Bob Boxler finish one-two in the mile. Below left: John Wiener displays his near-perfect form over the high hurdles. -::f'5'7 -, 'gl' H., en' hifi" ... ZIPS HAVE LACK OF DEPTH, BUT H I gkaiiy 'X 1 AV 1 'ti it N X , , .. l , ,:., ' .,, . , V is ' 3" ' - 'Q uv A - if iq "9 1 1 " f t ,A X, 'Q , .J 5 yi V, P gf 'uf' 1' it f'?'Yfl fffffgi Q, e Freshman Vclcie Stone flies to o first place in the broad iump. Gene White takes the baton from Wiener in the 880 relay. Fi iff "'. Q41 ,p - . -L: :L slain 7--f1e,,,,,-, ii . J, ' , - - I The pole-vaultin' piscn, Dick Sapronetti. A mighty heave by shot-putter, John Verdon. 31 Mr' JI sf R7 ' 1 Fig! gps' ' 543822. .ire it 'Y- if , t,- Hr.. iq ,-signin Y wk' '1' y . 1 s n.-. , . i INTRAMURALS IM Commissioner, Bruce Averell l I I "'! 111614 'il 45? 3 'Vx QV' Scuttleball champs, Bob Haver and Ken Myles Slightly sensational are the best words to describe the I955 Men's Intra- mural program. Capably led by IM Commissioner, Bruce Averell, the pro- gram initiated four new events in l955. These events included the Christmas Holiday Basketball tournament, with 27 teams entering, the IM Ping Pong Tourney, also with 27 teams, the first IM Swim Meet and the Easter Holiday two man Scuttleball tournament. The facilities of Memorial Hall helped lntermurals to boast a record number of teams enrolled during the year. Another innovation, the 55.00 drop-out fee worked very well with only 4 teams out of 45 dropping out while the fee was in effect. I2 teams entered the IM Softball league competition. Three fields were needed every night during the week in order to provide proper elimination tourneys for the teams. Lone Star began the IM season by winning Volleyball and followed through with firsts in Swimming and Wrestling. Phi Sigma Kappa was not far behind with a win in bowling and seconds in volleyball, and swimming. 1955 seemed to be Basketball year for Lambda Chi Alpha with their winning first places in the Christmas Basketball tournament and the All Uni- versity Tournament, along with the Fraternity IM league. Phi Delta Theta capped Badminton Singles and Tau Kappa Epsilon won the doubles. Jerry Keller and Mark Figatakis of Theta Chi won IM Ping Pong doubles, while Barry Brockenbrough, also of Theta Chi, took the ping pong singles. Bob Haver and Ken Myles won the ScuttlebaIITournament. Haver also turned up as victor in the foul shooting tourney. Jim Beverly, Jim Lees, Mario Russo and Joe Malone officiated at the majority of the IM events and deserve credit for their tireless efforts. Increased enthusiasm in intramural competition this year points the way to increased IM programing in future years. left and right: Mark Figetakis and Jeery Keller, doubles ping pong champs. Center: Barry Brockenbaugh, singles champ. O l..gas-Q. Ll I AVERELL INTRODUCES NEW TOURNEYS .J , r 3 lambda Chi, IM Baskelbull champs-l. to r.: Vargo, Reeves, Morris, Russell, Jackson, Sereno, Rossi. Franl: Bill Mulrooney lmanagerl. av Phi Sigma Kappa, bowling winners and runners-up in Swimming and Volleyball-I. to r.: Johnson, Hermann, Shelton. Row 2: Wilson, Smith, Algea, Bennett. Row 3: Reynolds, and Wallace. WI. .E 5 iilgia L! flivfiihil XIIIUIUUUUU iUi'ii.V': 9 'iii sf' Lone Slurs, lri-champs of IM Volleyball, Swimming, and Wrestling- I. to r., Raw 1: Hubbard, Darlington, Gmerek. Row 2: Daugherty, Har- rison, Alkire, Neller. Row 3: Holmes, Kirn and Lengyel. E "' lllll 'dim Phi Tau vs. Thera Chi in a friendly game of baskefball. ln order to make sure that college stays away from that old adage, "All work and no play . . .," the coeds on the Hilltop ioin the Women's Ath- letic Association. Under the guidance of the women's physical education department, coeds participate in various intramural activities. Wom- en's sports begin with volleyball, and move onto bowling, basketball, badminton, and archery. Sorority teams and independent combines vie for top honors and awards in each sport. Last spring, coeds from several area colleges met at the University of Akron for the annual Sports Day, where friendly competition brought closer relations among the colleges represented. A new club was added this year under the iuris- diction of W.A.A. With the facilities of Memorial Hall's swimming pool, a Synchronized Swimming Club was formed, now getting past the infant stage. Another WAA event, basketball competition. WOMEN'S 5 A ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION I i .TF -. lvl A good return for a participant of Sports Day. Returning the serve calls for alert, wide-awake players. A ping-pong baffle in Memorial Hall. Virginia Proclor, Akron U's claim to a swimming champ. tw, 1 " ff? 420- 'Emp , I ,Q .Q :sie-LZLIL if Ft P I - I ' 1 ' Y ' "T 'I F"'- ?'5 I . Y -, 'gr 6 Q ', "MI 1 II ,I I. " I '5-,l' .II' " ' .F.. ,':, f,hI--Q-IIIIJQ . I 'WL' rp 3' , ' ' I I ,I ,Qi .1 Q - ' QI,, ,Irf- , -I, v , I .M , I .N -,,II:I ,, -A p,.,,ii nu I, I, . I V I , F W f- III? 1TI-,I LII, I fl, . ,i , ,fn I 1 - Il, ' H V I I I II .' MI L , I l. Ill' ,, 'L ,, . . ,Ig .f." "Ill, . . I.. 'f 'I ' ' , '-' I I ' II I " , , ' 2 I , - II- .A Y . . A I A - L I- 'g I . Y- Ii ' II - f - ,A ,Mg '- -3 .3 'li-1.r:.If...?l ,,,f',g52gi?-A-Aj! qi 1 :V ,, ,,-3 Ir- .H , ' -'ml ,M 1- - ,"j KY, .J - r fiJ6,,.,. George Abdallah Ruth Angus Edward B. Archer Joanne Bann Liberal Arts Nursing Education Business Administration Education Sociology Club Swimming Team Panhellenic Rush Chairman Roy J. Beaver Marilyn M. Berg Business Administration Education Chi Sigma Nu Theta Phi Alpha Vice Industrial Management Club President Newman Club Corresponding Secretary Psychology Club Philosophy Club Co-captain Cheerleaders Senior Representative Women's League SENIOR CLASS OF 1955 Charles V. Blair Liberal Arts Omicron Delta Kappa Secretory Buchtelite Sports Editor Tel-Buch Sports Editor Jack M. Boigegrain Liberal Arts President University Theatre Radio Workshop Co-emcee Variety Show James F. Boone Business Administration Arnold Air Society Marketing! Club 186 Edwin G. 5055 Richard R. Brady Liberal Arts Liberal AHS Philosophy Club Johnson Cl'-'b Spanish Qlub French Club Philosophy Club X -' if 1,1 f , we Yi Senior Class Officers-Seated: Pat Courtney iTreasurerl, Bob Perrine lPresidentl, Tom Hilllery iVice-Presidenti. N. 5. 3' . . ,Q , Q - i X ,l l Mabel E. Brown Education Future Teachers of America y-Xi .I ,., ,N A-q'Tg,yT nl : 4 f' V s , , I I , , V, Harry L. Butcher Education University Athletic Trainer U. of A. representative for the Vita Craft Corp. Future Teachers of America William C. Cahill Engineering Albert J. Casanova Liberal Arts Psychology Club Psi Chi Philosophy Club George James Cobak Business Administration Industrial Management Club Arnold Air Society Independent Student Association Harold Paul Collins Business Administration Phi Kappa Tau President Inter Fraternity Council Industrial Management Club Jean M. Colopy Business Administration Women's League Council Pan-Hellenic Council Secretarial Science Club Donald C. Corbett Engineering Sigma Tau Secretary A.l.E.E.-l.R.E. Chairman O.S.P.E. Thomas Courtney Business Administration Treasurer of Senior Class Drum Maior Scabbard 81. Blade Nancy Crane Liberal Arts Student Council Cheerleader Home Economics Club Stanley W. Crater Engineering A.S.M.E. Chairman O.S.P.E. Pershing Riftes Eldon W. Crislip Business Administration Phi Delta Theta Industrial Management Cl Marketing Club Wilda Cunningham Liberal Arts Sociology Club President Y.W.C.A. Women's League Jack L. Davis Liberal Arts Scabbard 8. Blade Philosophy Club Chess Club ub !"""'7' Tai ,f ' M . .-.- . 4 i nw' ,Ai Q , rs af' 5.- -IAN, ' 'R N J - ' . 154 -' , Wi" im' , . HEL I we 5 Y ss. ,, 1 X I i ,. I 'I I l l 1 '11 s "': N A - 3 i T X FQ i . 'lain ln 5 . fe-if, . 'iii' 1 A i A ..,. ,- QTY? ., 1, wi'-3 nga if QQ N-9' Y' il 'II' G -' ' 3 Tommie Leigh Davis John P. Delagrange Nancy R. DeVaughn Joseph Dilauro Education Business Administration Liberal Arts Business Administration P5YCh0l09Y Club Newman Club Johnson Club President Beta Delta Psi Home EC0f10mlCS Club Accounting Club Psychology Club Phi Eta Sigma Tau Kappa Phi George Dobrin Education Theta Chi Nancy L. Evans Liberal Arts Sociology Club Band Orchestra J' L 'N Ferris R. Fadel Business Administration Newman Club Marketing Club Inter-Fraternity Council Raymond S. Federman Phi Sigma Biology Club Freshman Councilor SENIOR CLASS OF 1955 3' James E. Fenton Business Administration Lone Star Fraternity Basketball, 3 years Marketing Club l88 Mm-k Figefqkig Edward P. Finan Business Administration Llbeffll Arts Intramural Commissioner Political 5Clel'1C9 Club Theta Chi President lnifflmuffll 5P0l'75 "A" Key Listen carefully now class. ir. Bruce Finnie Liberal Arts Omicron Delta Kappa philosophy Club President Phi Sigma Kappa President Who's Who Francis C. Fosdick Business Administration Student Marketing Club Industrial Management Club Newman Club Edna Fouet Nursing Education Athena Fundoukos Business Administration Alpha Gamma Delta Treasurer Secretarial Science Club YWCA Archie Galbreath Liberal Arts Johnson Club Eloise Garritano Business Administration Secretarial Science Club Spanish Club Emory Geller Business Administration Accounting Club Marketing Club Beta Delta Psi Thomas Getzinger Business Administration Accounting Club Newman Club Buchtelite William M. Gitfen Liberal Arts Alpha Chi Sigma Phi Eta Sigma Phi Sigma Alpha Pauline Gingo Liberal Arts Pierian President Phi Sigma Society Who's Who Heyward Glisson Liberal Arts Political Science Club History Club Pershing Rifles Dwight Goldwood Business Administration Claire Goodman Liberal Arts Phi Mu Vice President Home Economics Club Freshman Counselor Jack G. Greenfield Joseph Grenus Mary Lou Griffiths Education Education Education Phi Kappa Tau F.T.A. Theta Upsilon Vice President Kappa Delta Pi F.T.A. F.T.A. Women's League Clifford J. Gran Charles E. Gross Business Administration Education Lambda Chi Alpha AFROTC Industrial Management Club Football YMCA Minnie Catherine Griffiths Engineering Phi Mu President Sigma Tau Panhellenic Coun cil President SENIOR CLASS OF 1955 127 gif. Elaine Gustaevel Education Delta Gamma President Women's League Treasurer Pierian -as-., --, Margaret Hadden Elizabeth J. Hall Larry Hamlin Education Education - Business Administration F.T.A. F.T.A. Secretary Football Home Economics Club A.C.E. Student Council YWCA "A" Key 190 Gerald N. Handy Liberal Arts Le Cercle Francais Johnson Club Treasurer l The best place for study? ,. I Or is dis de place? -TL -if,-, f ' .Ffa L . Sandra Harroun Business Administration Zeta Tau Alpha President Pan-Hellenic Council rl-' 'Ez Thomas J. Hillery Business Administration Senior Class Vice President Student Council Marketing Club Bill Hollingsworth Education Kappa Delta Pi President Phi Alpha Theta F.T.A. Kenneth Holloman Liberal Arts Student Building Manager Phi Sigma Omicron Delta Kappa Phillip H. Holmes Business Administration Intramural Sports Industrial Management Club University YMCA James L. Harrigan Business Administration Varsity Football Marketing Club Newman Club George J. Horvath Engineering ASCE Vice President Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Joan L. Hummel Education A.C.E. Newman Club James M. lookem Engineering ASME Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Allen D. Jackson Education F.T.A. Swimming Alpha Phi Alpha Floyd H. Jean Engineering Sigma Tau President AIEE-IRE Chairman Omicron Delta Kappa Frank M. Johnson Liberal Arts Tennis Team Phi Kappa Tau Richard W. Johnston Business Administration Accounting Club Lambda Chi Alpha Artis Jones Education ACE F.T.A. Psychology Club Phyllis Jost Gerald Keller Florence Wright Kershner John Kletfman EClUCdflOl'1 Engineering Education Business Administration Home Economics Club Theta Chi Sociology Club Chi Sigma Nu President ASME FTA AE Honorary Newman Club OSPE ACE Evening Student-Advisory FTA Committee YWCA Edwin Koch Business Administration Lambda Chi Alpha Newman Club Accounting Club Arline Kodish Education ACE FTA SENIOR CLASS OF 1955 ,,N,1 5 Thomas E. Kormanik Liberal Arts Lone Star Fraternity Newman Club Swimming Club Louis Korom, Jr. Business Administration Intramural Basketball Scabbard 81 Blade Industrial Management Club .lean Kovarik Education Maiorette Alpha Delta Pi ROTC Sponsor ACE Thomas Krengel George F. Kriska, Jr. Business Administration Liberal Arts Lone Star President Phi Kappa Tau President P,-esidenf 4 Yrs. Varsity Baseball Omicron Delta Kappa Marketing Club President Lt. Col. ROTC Scabbard 8: Blade President Newman Club Lt. Col.-Army ROTC l 92 University Singers Donald lambing Engineering Phi Sigma Kappa lnstitute of Radio Engineers 'A" Club Jack Landis Business Administration Phi Delta Theta lndustrial Management Club Marketing Club Don F. LaPenno Business Administration Marketing Club Industrial Management Club Charles S. Lathrop Engineering Sigma Tau OSPE President ASCE Joseph C. Latona Education Buchtelite Sports Editor Scabbard Bi Blade Treasurer Interfraternity Council Senior Board Band Joseph Lenk Business Administration Student Council President Newman Club President Omicron Delta Kappa "A" Key Who's Who Dorothy Leyden Education Alpha Gamma Delta President Pierian "A" Key Who's Who Student Council Donald Licthenberger Engineering AIEE-IRE Program Chairman OSPE Charles Liebegolt Business Administration Phi Sigma Kappa Industrial Management Club Thomas link Liberal Arts Biology Club Phi Sigma Scabbard 81 Blade Newman Club Howard Lloyd Business Administration David Longocre Business Administration Football 4 years Distinguished Military Graduate Varsity "A" fi? Jggeph R, Mqlgne George Manos Annette Marcinkoski Joseph C. Morton Eduqqfign Business Administration Education Engineering Air Arnold Sociefy Theta Chi Athletic Director Newman Club Vice President A.S.C.E. F.T.A. Marketing Club Panhellenic Vice President O.S.PLE. Football 4 years Intramurals Pierian Vice President Ivan Muwsky Andre s. Medveden Business Administration Physics TCU KUPPU EPSIIOY' Korean Veteran Marketing Club President Industrial Management Club SENIOR CLASS OF 1955 Shlomo Meirson Roger Michael Theophilos Millis James W. Moore Edward H. Morris Engineering Business Administration Liberal Arts Liberal Arts Liberal Arts I Industrial Management Club Tau Kappa Epsilon Phi Sigmd PFSSICIGUI 194 Biology Club Treasurer nfga out 1' , 5 Vey it f' larg- This is rest from study? Dominic Musitano Wilde C- MIICMGHUS Education Liberal Arts Phi Kappa Sigma Swimming Team Gloria McCarter Education Alpha Delta Pi Secretary A.C.E. F.T.A. Marianne McElligott Education A.C.E. F.T.A. Kappa Delta Pi Ruth McEAntire Education F.T.A. A.C.E. Y.W.C.A. William J. McGrath, Jr. Business Administration Beta Delta Psi Secretary Marketing Club Gerald McKeel Engineering Phi Sigma Kappa Russell K. Nahas Liberal Arts University Concert Band Psychology Club Lambda Chi Alpha Dennis L. Neff Engineering A.S.M.E. O.S.P.E. Scabbard 81. Blade Carl Noffsinger Business Administration Accounting Club Commerce Club Arnold Air Society Treasurer Collin R. Noirot Business Administration Marketing Club Secretary Scabbard 8m Blade Melville T. Nolt Liberal Arts Alpha Chi Sigma President American Chemical Society Shirley Nord Education Student Council Y.W.C.A. F.T.A. Wing Commander A.F.R.O.T.C. Jenn Opp Liberal Arts Alpha Gamma Delta Y.W.C.A. President Sociology Club Treasurer Home Economics Club Phillip E. opp, Jr. Engineering Omicron Delta Kappa President Phi Sigma Kappa Who's Who Student Council Loyd H. Palms Liberal Arts Veep I.S.A. Psychology Club University Singers Jere E, Pqul Robert Perrine Liberal Arts i.lbSl'Cli Arts President Senior Class AFROTC Cadet Colonel President Lambda Chi Fraternity A-Key Carl Paterllne Business Administration Marketing Club Jack H. Paul Business Administration Marketing Club Industrial Management Club Political Science Club SENIQR CLASS OF 1955 David Poling Gene C. Ports Engineering Engineering ASME Vice President Phi Sigma Tau OSPE ASME OSPE John Prarat Business Administration Marketing Club Scabbard 8- Blade Newman Club- I96 Harold Price Business Administration Industrial Management Club lntermural Baseball and Basketball Arnold Air Society William Pritchard Engineering Student Council AIEE AIRE Pause-and pay six cents. James Ralph Purdon, Jr. James Richie Liberal Arts Business Administration Alpha Chi Sigma American Chemical Society Scabbard and Blade Eleanor Sample Nursing Mary Ann Savoy Business Administration Editorial stat? Buchtelite YWCA board member Women's League Publicity Committee Chairman Jean Schillinger Education Vice President Alpha Delta P1 F.T.A. Newman Club Y.W.C.A. Vernon W. Schley Business Administration Industrial Management Club German Club Biology Club Rifle Team Don Secrest Liberal Arts Graduated with distinction Alpha Chi Sigma Phi Sigma Alpha Patricia Seitters Liberal Arts Buchtelite Editor Pierian A-Key Mary Ann Semester Education President of Theta Upsilon Sorority F.T.A. W.A.A. Larry Shay Education Newman Club Eileen Shean Education Secretary ot Y.W.C.A. F.T.A. Newman Club Shirley Simons Education Barbara Slezak Education A.C.E. F.T.A. Y.W.C.A. Arthur Smead Liberal Arts French Club Glenn T. Smith John R. Snead John Stahl Dqnqld E, Syqllqrd Business Administration Business Administration EClUCC1fi0n Business Administration Student Marketing Club Industrial Management Club Secretary Arnold Air Society Commerce Club Lt. Col. A.F.R.O.T.C., D.M.S. Marketing Club l iii- We l i N Q l d t, -ii W HF' 1. 'A V-V H 1 If J., : I 3 ' 4 I W Frank Stams Donald Stott Education Education Football F.T.A. Basketball Radio Workshop Baseball Newman Club 1 f SENIOR CLASS OF 1955 Donald F, Sfrqgigqr Joseph 0, Sweeney Veronika Sziraky Joseph A. Takacs Lawrence Taylor Liberal Arts Education Liberal Arts Englneeflng Englneeflng Newman Club Kappa Delta Pi Graduated with distinction President Phi Sigma Kappa l.R.E. Arnold Air Society Alpha Lambda Delta Treasurer Sigma Tau Philosophy Club American Chemical Society A.l.E.E. Phi Sigma Alpha l 98 Give it all ya' got, kid! Lawrence Temo Business Administration Marketing Club Soccer Team Q4 , ,e5s51i.'q' ,, . Stuart Milford Terrass Liberal Arts Omicron Delta Kappa IFC President Philosophy Club President 771 Henry M. Thernes Business Administration Newman Club Scabbard ond Blade Marketing Club Gerald Tucker Business Administration Mary Lou Usery Education President Y.W.C.A. Vice President Kappa Delta Pi Women's League Council Mariorie Vance Liberal Arts Sociology Club Secretary Y.W.C.A. Psychology Club Carole Vandersull Education Pierian Kappa Delta Pi Student Council Edwin C. Vinsel Business Administration David E. Wilson Business Administration Marketing Club Intramural Sports Athletic and Social Chairman Phi Sigma Kappa James Arthur Wilson Engineering President Lambda Chi Alpha President Omicron Delta Kappa Sec.-Treas. lnterfraternity ' Council Margaret G. Wilson Education F.T.A. A.C.E. Y.W.C.A. Marguerite Wilson Education Y.W.C.A. F.T.A. A.C.E. Shirley Winer Education A.C.E. F.T.A. Mary Zeiter Education University Singers F.T.A. l 99 A.C.E. 'E 'w -Ll '7""i" X I"i 'Ei 'j'. " '.-i .41 Watch out! Coach will get you! You haven't studied for exams, Dr. Auburn! SENIOR DAY Faculty members were victims of a "Truth or Conse- quences" program as the first Senior Day activity, and naturally, they all had to pay! Questions which they couldn't possibly answer were asked. Then Dr. Norman P. Auburn, an honorary class member, was given his "final," which he passed with flying colors. A picnic luncheon at Buchtel Field with a book-burning ceremony added to the spirit of things. Relay races and games followed, with a warm-up baseball game among class members preparing the prospective grads for the challenging iunior class. lt was a day of little study, few classes, and loads of crazy fun for those who were about to leave the Hilltop. - :fb -5 T' fi V -'lj 5 V fl it 5. M PU? on Y0Ul'flllf1kln9 CUP, SGYS Bob Pefflne- .loe Lenk reads the senior proclamation. Seniors snake dance around their burning texts. Ji A, ' "li 1-'riilTr:"..Ji'if' -A-Z l.,. ,f 1... Iii:- . . i ' COMMISSIONING The Army and Air Force ROTC cadets, 74 of them, received their second lieutenants commissions at the annual exercises June l3. Four F-86 sabre iets flew over the campus to herald the start of the ceremonies, as Lt. General Hubert R. Harmon gave the address. The first Army cadet to be commissioned was the l,00Oth from this campus in the ROTC program. Gen. Harmon is super- intendent of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and was once a classmate of President Eisenhower. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the Uni- versity, along with the commencement speaker, Dr. R. E. Wilson, and Mr. Lee R. Jackson. The pinning of gold bars was a familiar sight General Harmon reviews the troops. after the ceremonies. Joe Garner, who will be in the first class at the new Air Force Academy, gets some tips from the General. ff' Pete Brunemmeister was the l,O00th cadet to be commissioned l BACCALAUREATE The annual Sunday baccalaureate service for the senior class was held for the first time in Memorial Hall, with the Rev. Mr. James M. Lichliter, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, delivering the address. Relatives and friends heard his talk on "The Grace of Appreciation." For the seniors, who wore their caps and gowns for the first time, it was a prevue of the next night's big activity, commencement. Music makers prepare for performance Robes Ufe Worn for the nfs' time in L P' 'lfiltlr - lil ls' Graduates, friends, and relatives listen attentively COMMENCEMENT More than 300 Hilltoppers received their sheepskins in Memo- rial Hall on June l3, their lucky day. An impressive processional brought the graduates into the auditorium, which was filled with interested relatives and friends to hear Dr. R. E. Wilson, chairman of the board of Standard Oil of Indiana. A former M.l.T. teacher, Dr. Wilson later became active in industry. "Individuals and Incentives" was Dr. Wilson's Commencement topic, which listed the convictions every graduate should have to assure success in the business world. He felt "industry should tur- nish the incentives and the employee the convictions." Commencement speaker, Dr. R, E. Wilson Www, 'sr '71-3 Getting ready for the big night Members of Pierian and ODK distributed the programs fy- .vie 1-X . 1'. nr' 203 .r wi El Vg. 410 1 ng '51 K 1 5 kg. r f'X 1 in -117 fi' 1 .L ,. it vrty., OQ15 I. 1' ., .f 1 . , ii, Q-.4 .V -I 9 , Vt 1 Qin -. .YI . . A wr- . T ki XM 'a Z' University Editor U. S. Vance points to the name of his daughter Mariorie. Cv YJ Thats our name in the program says five Education malors Friends and relations congratulate the new graduate ' 1 Q Q 1 205 Coed Engineer Minnie Grifiths making future house plans. Caught in the act is Mayor Leo Berg and daughter Marilyn 4w I. X x . i fi 91 - ,, ' T "N - ' , F! ,..".f 'X -N .ff z .- A I , ,I M Q "' fE'i'V"UI'f Ai I U3 sz ,im 'h ai- - --.. Au' l E, gags.- L G .gi h iq 'A' ..-4 ' ' K'-gif, i 4 ' 5 , - ul lp -' Lis? . , W5 The speaker's table enioys food and talk. SENIOR PROM AND BANQUET An early cocktail hour preceded the annual Senior Banquet held at the University Club on June 14, the evening after grad- uation. Honorary class member, Norman P. Auburn, gave the main address. Friendly atmosphere, smooth flowing talk, and relaxing moods helped make this a memorable occasion. Sitting this one out. 15, f Eddie .luenemann's group provided the music as the seniors swayed romantically to the strains of popular tunes at the Senior Prom. As each coed entered the ballroom, she received a wrist corsage of white carnations. This event ended a full four days for the seniors as they bade a final farewell to the campus. Waiting to enter the banquet room. .ip-X7 206 No Mambo manics here "Now Maurice, be o good boy" Oops George is having' trouble with his garter The Mexican Hat Dance-holay 'fl 207 xxx 'Q THE LA T WORD . About a year ago the Tel-Buch staff put on its collective thinking cap and began turning out the material which appears on the preceding pages. lt has been a year of long hours at hard work, and also, l might add, many disappointments. There were times when situations seemed hopeless, but somehow they all seemed to turn out satisfactorily. Even with all the difficulties involved in the production of the Tel-Buch, the past year was not lacking in its happier moments. There was little time while working on "The 1955 Tel-Buch" for the editor to show her appreciation forthe efforts of those who have made this book possible. At this time l wish to thank especially the following people: Mr. U. S. Vance, University Editor and Advisor of the Tel-Buch. Mr. Albert Walker, Director of Public Relations, who was willing to take time from his work to help us with our picture problems. Mr. Lewis Tobias, Commercial Photographer, whose fine work is an added distinction to many of our pages and who was available any time ofthe day or night, making the book practically his own personal proiect. Mr. H. B. Lee who took the organization pictures, Tomei Studios for the individual senior pictures, and Carpenter's Studio for the Queen's pictures. Wm. J. Keller Inc. who took care of the printing and mechanical details of the book. Buchtelite Staff for allowing us to use their reporters, pictures, typewriters and oFfice space when deadline time arrived. The Staff, without whose co-operation this book would not have been possible. And finally, I would like to say thank you to my family, who were unflagging in their interest and loyalty concerning the problems of a yearbook. Annette Marcinkoski Editor THE i955 TEL-BUCH TEMMX -,Z and away we go: 208 1 ,rv lu J' 31 sy il 4: K1- -K' 'inl-70 ,1. ax , ,md nw v Q. A . 7 4 . me ' . . . v ,, I gf vw.: .,J.. , E21 H T . lv. F4 1 'W H. . 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