University of Akron - Tel Buch Yearbook (Akron, OH)
- Class of 1955
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Text from Pages 1 - 220 of the 1955 volume:
TEL-B U C N-I
THE CULTURAL CENTER
OF A DYNAMIC
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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-
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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
The University ottersaafone-yearftpre-clinical program forthose in thefschools
of nursing af hospttqIs,"There is alsoka icomplete Hvefyear program for
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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.
Chemists who are graduated are ready to till important roles in industry.
Laboratories are equipped with the latest in apparatus for performing ex-
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.
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
Practical tools for students planning to enter fields like accounting, market-
ing, advertising, and industrial management are taught in the classrooms.
Students are introduced to the chief fields of knowledge in the divisions of
Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Applied Arts.
An efficient and intelligent secretary can often mean the difterence between
several thousands of dollars of business.
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Mechanical Engineering faculty-Earl Wilson, James Shearer,
Michael Bezbafchenko, Kennefh Hamlen, William Pefry iHead of
Working with machines as part of the engineer s curriculum.
Ayer Hall, home of the engineers. V
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STUDY. . . ITS PRACTICAL
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.
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Watching the work of a scraper. Does it work out like the theory says it will? Learning the operation Of the 'Othe-
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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
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.
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mentl, Miss Dorothy
Laubacher, Mrs. Black.
quarters of home ec
A class learns the vari
ous cuts of meat,
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
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cou.EGE or BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Business Administration faculty-Dean Warren W
"Now is the time for all good men .... "
Performung cz stencil process.
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
On the iob at a business firm goes hand-in-hand with textbook
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.
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.
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.
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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-
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Dr. Corsaro aids a student in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory.
A delicate operation in the balance room.
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.
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.
Chemistry faculty-Seated: Dr. Maurice Morton, Dr. Thomas Sumner ldepartment headl,
Dr Vaughn Floutz. Standing: Howard Stephens, Dr. Alvin Wolfe, Dr. Walter Cook.
setups solve many problems.
Preparing today-for tomorrow
Missing: Dr. Corsaro. A student now, a scientist of the future.
This building houses most of the education courses.
COLLEGE or EDUCATION
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.
A class in Teaching of Science-a demonstration showing that dust is highly
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.
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Psychology faculty-Dr. Paul Twining ldeportment heodl, Dr. Rollin Patton, Dr. Peter J. Hampton, Dr. Arthur Becoming handy with crafts.
Hoover, Dr. Wesley Alven.
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The student teach-
er gives as well os
Mommie will get to
Instruction is given in Memorial HaII's brand-new pool.
It's important to keep an eye on the "bird."
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.
Crouse Gym: a memorial to past physical education activity which still stands after
more than 70 years.
gar Roberts, Mrs. Ruth
Pulman, Mrs. Julia
Hull, Mrs. Helen Thack-
A. Keisfer, Robert
Phipps, William Sle-
phens, John Hull.
Learning from laboratory specimens.
Good work in shadowing and perspective.
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M. Cleland, Dr. Jay
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-
George Knepper, Dr
Ernst Presseisen, Dr
Clara G. Roe.
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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.
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. '
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.
Director Duryea, and Mr. Cowell show Audio-Visual Aids.
The Community College, and Prof. Petry, go on TV
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.
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Directing staff-Mr. Ernest A. Tabler, Dr. Dominic J.Guzzeta
and Dr. Edwin D. Duryea.
Instructor Mrs. Eleanor Taylor and some of her ceramic
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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.
Football from the President's box
Congeniality is his motto.
Suggestions for a library proiect.
Mr. and Mrs. Simmons at the Farewell Dinner given in their honor.
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.
Time out from his numerous duties.
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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.
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GUIDING HANDS FOR
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
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"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.
Assistant Dean of Students
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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
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CA MVU5 LIFE
Checking over the magazine rack.
Time for study, then . .
How'd the races turn out?
A necessary evil
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.
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Studying in the lounge.
Here's iust the book!
Thot's no way to study.
"I hope you like the book."
Help from the card catalog.
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The best kund of break from studying
Time out for talk
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.
It must be stuck.
C'mon, sign off! lt's my turn.
An old Italian custom.
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.
"There you are-with cream and sugar."
And cv breakfast roll for Dean Evans.
Q The faculty likes it free, too!
For that between-classes break. 3
"l love coffee . . ."
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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.
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Here comes Jo Ann Joseph modeling a bridal gown.
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Anne and Shirley accept with pleasure.
Sip, chatter, knit, or watch everyone else.
The line forms to the rear. Here's more cookies.
Two leaders William Tubman, and our president
Ready to ioin the convocation audience.
The processional with all its grandeur.
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
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.
What are all those bottles for?
Now hear this . . . the tour is about to begin.
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I believe it, suuure I do! And this is modern art, Hilltop style.
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Classes and books appear with the fall weather.
Practice in higher mathematics?
Sorority Serenade by the Thefa Chis. If's hard to find "silence,"
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Christmas at its most impressive point.
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CAFETERIA CROWD MOVES OUTDOORS
SUN OR SCHOOL-BOOKS? A TOSS-UP
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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.
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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
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
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.
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
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man. The hub of activity for Hilltoppers-the Student Building.
Record filing makes preparing shows easier.
DJ Jim Boles with Pat Seitters, only coed announcer.
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
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.
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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
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.
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
Music requires concentration above all else.
Go back to "L" and hit it!
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
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.
Eye-openers . . , our Zipettes.
Are they ever proud of their new uniforms!
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.
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.
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Home of the talented Singers, Firestone Conservatory.
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.
Frances Thomas, featured soloist at a program. -IOYCB Oldham enfeflains with he' accordion'
A full chorus of gifted songsters.
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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.
Ray Keifer and his business staff members discuss an ad.
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Par! of the execulive slaff-Jim Crouse fphotography,. Seanad: Mariha
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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
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ANNETTE MARCINKOSKI Editor 1,
1955 STAFF E
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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.
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Bob Zolnersak and Larry Ball get the men in uniform.
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Billie Maxson works with organization, Frances Ryan with seniors. '
Marilyn Riley, office Penny-pincher
manager, kept the lbusiness manogerl
lace in order Clif? Bye
Keeping things posted for the students.
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Rest, relaxation, and romance.
Wonder if he's looking for a short-cut?
Please go to the DG-Lone Star Hobo Hop, Grace.
Gab and grub at the noon hour.
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
Whaf'Il the "Young-
Old Timer" play fo-
f 'ii ! day? . . . Jim Boles.
Bob it's cold . . . especially when your girl's a cheerleader
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Q A coed convention fakes over pan' of the lounge.
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THE NIGHT BEFORE i - '
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.
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.
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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.
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The queen dazzled her escort
The big moment.
A nice pose.
Entertaining fhe beaufies.
It was a long fight,
but we won.
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
"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
The speaker has captured their interest.
Newest Pierian member Carole Vandersall with president Pauline Gingo
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The last-minute touch counts.
rmy ROTC's choice, Dorothy Leyden.
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.
eep your eyes on the processional, not the photographer!
J by military men
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-
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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
Memorial to John R Buchtel First founder
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Dean Emeritus Albert I. Spanton.
What's on the Founders Day program?
The University Singers.
AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS HELD
HIGH SCHOLARSHIP REWARDED
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Workshop discussions aided solving problems.
Speakers table in the Mayflower Ballroom.
James McLeod, speaker from Northwestern University.
Dorothy Leyden and Bernie Let? receive
Mu: 1 scholarship trophies for Alpha Gamma
My 1 Delta and Alpha Epsilon Pi.
A master for the ceremonies, Mr. Hagerman.
Ready for a tuneful evening.
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.
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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.
Something new-o chorus of music moiors to entertain during the iudging
Speculation went wild at intermission.
Cute Connie Burleson fco-emcee and producerl
gives her all.
Behind-the-scenes workers are vital fo the show s success
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Pat's ready to take his yearly stroll IBM! Pritchcrdl.
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
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!
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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.
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Acuff and Bennett,
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Waiting for and talking about the results.
Phi Mu Jenny Crawford dreamed a lovely dream.
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Greasepaint and makeup make her an actress.
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
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.
Mambo a Ia Diane Woodcock
and an Art Kalmer instructor.
Won't you answer the poll, asks chairman Nancy Collins.
And there went a high one!
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An informal battle on the court.
The campus takes on a festive air as May Day activities begin.
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Here's pie in your eye, Coach.
Mystery fortune teller, "Ma" Gorman, does a little palm reading. Eager males surround the Hoop-Gam booth.
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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.
Shelley Koehl crowns Queen Gloria as President Auburn looks on.
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rode in style in the parade.
Nothing like lunch on the lawn. . .
Bermudas were the dress of the day.
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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?
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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
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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.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Association for Childhood
American Institute of Electrical
and Radio Engineers
American Society of Civil
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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Ohio Society of Professional
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
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.
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Row 1: Pauline Gingo, Pat Seitters, Annette Marcinkoski, Elaine
Gustaevel, Carole Vandersall. Row 2: Mrs. Mary Keating, Dorothy
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.
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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.
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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.
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,
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Row 1: Lois Ahl, Elaine Gusfaevel, Pauline Gingo, Gloria Milo,
Sonia Kowalyk. Row 2: Mary Jo Young, Jean Opp, Jean Colopy,
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.
Lt. Col. A. L. Hugins
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-
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ot the Army depending upon the Army's needs and indi-
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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-
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Sgt. Joseph Freshnock, Sgt. Charles Barkins, Sgt. George Hughes,
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Neff. Standing: Sallyann DeWoody, Shelly Koehl, .lean Gravesmill,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Charades were fun with the fraternities. W
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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
Officers this year were: president, Jean Kovarik, vice pres-
ident, Mary Hoffman, recording secretary, Gloria McCarter,
corresponding secretary, Barbara D. Jacobs, treasurer, Janice
JEAN KOVARIK, President
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'
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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
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.
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
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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
ELAINE GUSTAEVEL, President
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.
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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
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
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,
The grounds crew will
Ho-ho-ho! And were all you Kappas good girls?
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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.
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A carnafion for our new pledges.
Collegiale, yes they are!
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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
At the annual convention, Omicron chapter was awarded the
achievement plaque for being the most outstanding group in the
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
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
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
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!
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The Hilltop's national Catholic sorority, Theta Phi Alpha, fulfills
religious, educational, and social aims while taking part in extra-
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
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
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.
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There was a hot time in the Theta Phi house at the tea.
No, not their house.pet, iust a Homecoming decoration.
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.
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A big time was had by all.
Cheesecake helps to
decorate any sorority
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
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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.
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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,
SANDRA HARROUN, President
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On with the show!
That lucky, lucky man!
Bring on the food.
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.
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And a riotous time was had by all.
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
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
For good work in scholarship.
A-mazed? They look it
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.
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Christmas for the kids with the ADPi coeds.
They'll do it every
LAMBDA CHI ALPHA
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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
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.
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.
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PHI DELTA THETA
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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-
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.
JAMES SINGER, President
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
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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.
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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
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.
BERT ESWORTHY, President
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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.
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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
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
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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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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Placing bels at a frat party. Hamming it up af fhe house.
Treating ihe kids af Christmas.
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-
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Pledges-Row I: Phil Hamilton, Tom Sweeney, Frank Odell, Dick Thomas,
Charlie Estes, Harold McElroy, Don Black. Row 2: Franklin A. Flesher,
Morgan Bridge, Earl Deon, James Ross, Michael Ricci. Row 3: Gilbert
Baskey, Daniel Bogda, Clifford E. Chapman, Dave Mohler, James Devles,
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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.
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ing back, Red Blair high scorer trophy.
John Clstone: Co-Captain, Fred Sefton
Phil Schember: Outstanding Senior
right-.lohn Verdon: Little All America,
All Ohio, Outstanding lineman.
Ron Vargo: Outstanding Senior
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
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
Cheerleaders left to right-Sallyann DeWoody, Diane Spencer, Connie
Burleson, Gerri Tersini, and Billie Maxson.
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."
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Top Right: Sophomore John Williams is issued equipment by managers Don Andrews an
Bart Hamilton. Manager not picturedp Ed Maluke.
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that will "go."
Bottom Right: Coach Joe McMullen gives a few tips to Jerry Reeves on the technique of
Bottom left: ileft to rightl Coaches Tom Evans, Joe McMullen and Andy Maluke spent
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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
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
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.
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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
winner of the Touchdown Club Outstanding
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.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
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.
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Richard Kelly's Zip rifle team, and even that doesn't do them
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
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
Bob McMillan-League high individual average-Third in Nation
Zip Riflemen demonstrate the various positions of tire
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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.
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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-
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.
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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.
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Row I: Ray Damian, Mike Kermizis, Howard Barden, Frank Clark, Tom
Johnson. Row-2: Coach Bob Noland, Mario Russo, Bob Senuta, Joe Cistone.
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-
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
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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. -
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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
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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 ?
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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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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.
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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.
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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A mighty heave by shot-putter, John Verdon.
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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.
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lambda Chi, IM Baskelbull champs-l. to r.: Vargo, Reeves, Morris,
Russell, Jackson, Sereno, Rossi. Franl: Bill Mulrooney lmanagerl.
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.
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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.
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
Another WAA event, basketball competition.
WOMEN'S 5 A
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.
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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
SENIOR CLASS OF 1955
Charles V. Blair
Omicron Delta Kappa
Buchtelite Sports Editor
Tel-Buch Sports Editor
Jack M. Boigegrain
President University Theatre
Co-emcee Variety Show
James F. Boone
Arnold Air Society
Edwin G. 5055 Richard R. Brady
Liberal Arts Liberal AHS
Philosophy Club Johnson Cl'-'b
Spanish Qlub French Club
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Future Teachers of America
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University Athletic Trainer
U. of A. representative for the
Vita Craft Corp.
Future Teachers of America
William C. Cahill
Albert J. Casanova
George James Cobak
Industrial Management Club
Arnold Air Society
Harold Paul Collins
Phi Kappa Tau President
Inter Fraternity Council
Industrial Management Club
Jean M. Colopy
Women's League Council
Secretarial Science Club
Donald C. Corbett
Sigma Tau Secretary
Treasurer of Senior Class
Scabbard 81. Blade
Home Economics Club
Stanley W. Crater
Eldon W. Crislip
Phi Delta Theta
Industrial Management Cl
Sociology Club President
Jack L. Davis
Scabbard 8. Blade
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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
Nancy L. Evans
Ferris R. Fadel
Raymond S. Federman
SENIOR CLASS OF 1955
James E. Fenton
Lone Star Fraternity
Basketball, 3 years
Mm-k Figefqkig Edward P. Finan
Business Administration Llbeffll Arts
Intramural Commissioner Political 5Clel'1C9 Club
Theta Chi President lnifflmuffll 5P0l'75
Listen carefully now class.
Omicron Delta Kappa philosophy Club
Phi Sigma Kappa President
Francis C. Fosdick
Student Marketing Club
Industrial Management Club
Alpha Gamma Delta
Secretarial Science Club
Secretarial Science Club
Beta Delta Psi
William M. Gitfen
Alpha Chi Sigma
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Sigma Alpha
Phi Sigma Society
Political Science Club
Phi Mu Vice President
Home Economics Club
Jack G. Greenfield Joseph Grenus Mary Lou Griffiths
Education Education Education
Phi Kappa Tau F.T.A. Theta Upsilon Vice President
Kappa Delta Pi
Clifford J. Gran Charles E. Gross
Business Administration Education
Lambda Chi Alpha AFROTC
Industrial Management Club Football
Minnie Catherine Griffiths
Phi Mu President
SENIOR CLASS OF 1955
Delta Gamma President
Women's League Treasurer
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
Gerald N. Handy
Le Cercle Francais
Johnson Club Treasurer
The best place for study?
Or is dis de place?
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Zeta Tau Alpha President
Thomas J. Hillery
Senior Class Vice President
Kappa Delta Pi President
Phi Alpha Theta
Student Building Manager
Omicron Delta Kappa
Phillip H. Holmes
Industrial Management Club
James L. Harrigan
George J. Horvath
ASCE Vice President
Ohio Society of Professional
Joan L. Hummel
James M. lookem
Ohio Society of Professional
Allen D. Jackson
Alpha Phi Alpha
Floyd H. Jean
Sigma Tau President
Omicron Delta Kappa
Frank M. Johnson
Phi Kappa Tau
Richard W. Johnston
Lambda Chi Alpha
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
Lambda Chi Alpha
SENIOR CLASS OF 1955
Thomas E. Kormanik
Lone Star Fraternity
Louis Korom, Jr.
Scabbard 81 Blade
Industrial Management Club
Alpha Delta Pi
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
Phi Sigma Kappa
lnstitute of Radio Engineers
Phi Delta Theta
lndustrial Management Club
Don F. LaPenno
Industrial Management Club
Charles S. Lathrop
Joseph C. Latona
Buchtelite Sports Editor
Scabbard Bi Blade Treasurer
Student Council President
Newman Club President
Omicron Delta Kappa
Alpha Gamma Delta
AIEE-IRE Program Chairman
Phi Sigma Kappa
Industrial Management Club
Scabbard 81 Blade
Football 4 years
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
Biology Club Treasurer
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This is rest from study?
Dominic Musitano Wilde C- MIICMGHUS
Education Liberal Arts
Phi Kappa Sigma Swimming Team
Alpha Delta Pi Secretary
Kappa Delta Pi
William J. McGrath, Jr.
Beta Delta Psi Secretary
Phi Sigma Kappa
Russell K. Nahas
University Concert Band
Lambda Chi Alpha
Dennis L. Neff
Scabbard 81. Blade
Arnold Air Society Treasurer
Collin R. Noirot
Marketing Club Secretary
Scabbard 8m Blade
Melville T. Nolt
Alpha Chi Sigma President
American Chemical Society
Alpha Gamma Delta
Sociology Club Treasurer
Home Economics Club
Phillip E. opp, Jr.
Omicron Delta Kappa
President Phi Sigma Kappa
Loyd H. Palms
Jere E, Pqul Robert Perrine
Liberal Arts i.lbSl'Cli Arts
President Senior Class
AFROTC Cadet Colonel
President Lambda Chi
Jack H. Paul
Industrial Management Club
Political Science Club
SENIQR CLASS OF 1955
David Poling Gene C. Ports
ASME Vice President Phi Sigma Tau
Scabbard 8- Blade
Industrial Management Club
lntermural Baseball and
Arnold Air Society
Pause-and pay six cents.
James Ralph Purdon, Jr. James Richie
Liberal Arts Business Administration
Alpha Chi Sigma
American Chemical Society
Scabbard and Blade
Mary Ann Savoy
Editorial stat? Buchtelite
YWCA board member
Women's League Publicity
Vice President Alpha Delta P1
Vernon W. Schley
Industrial Management Club
Graduated with distinction
Alpha Chi Sigma
Phi Sigma Alpha
Mary Ann Semester
President of Theta Upsilon
Secretary ot Y.W.C.A.
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
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Basketball Radio Workshop
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
Give it all ya' got, kid!
Stuart Milford Terrass
Omicron Delta Kappa
Philosophy Club President
Henry M. Thernes
Scabbard ond Blade
Mary Lou Usery
Vice President Kappa Delta Pi
Women's League Council
Sociology Club Secretary
Kappa Delta Pi
Edwin C. Vinsel
David E. Wilson
Athletic and Social Chairman
Phi Sigma Kappa
James Arthur Wilson
President Lambda Chi Alpha
President Omicron Delta
Margaret G. Wilson
l 99 A.C.E.
Watch out! Coach will get you!
You haven't studied for exams, Dr. Auburn!
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
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PU? on Y0Ul'flllf1kln9 CUP, SGYS Bob Pefflne- .loe Lenk reads the senior proclamation.
Seniors snake dance around their burning texts.
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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.
Pete Brunemmeister was the l,O00th cadet to be commissioned
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,
Music makers prepare for performance Robes Ufe Worn for the nfs' time
Graduates, friends, and relatives listen attentively
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
Getting ready for the big night
Members of Pierian and ODK distributed the programs
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Thats our name in the program says five Education malors
Friends and relations congratulate the new graduate
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Coed Engineer Minnie Grifiths making future house plans.
Caught in the act is Mayor Leo Berg and daughter Marilyn
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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.
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.
No Mambo manics here
"Now Maurice, be o good boy"
Oops George is having' trouble with his garter
The Mexican Hat Dance-holay
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.
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