University of Houston - Houstonian Yearbook (Houston, TX)

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mmm 4 Me umem iJi of iiou5ion i|£ volwrne 21 official yearbook UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Houston, Texas Published by Students Lithographed by . . . TAYLOR PUBLISHING COMPANY Dallas, Texas Photos by . . . CHATHAM STUDIO Houston, Texas HARRIS JOHNSTON STUDIO Houston, Texas WHEAT STUDIO Houston, Texas WYN WARDELL Graduate Student University of Houston Houston, Texas I » I OM IV tke university ©f k© ust©n sb J yolvmt n editQr jlm wi ay e)r : associate tnary imadisoit SHASTA University of Houston MASCOT TABLE OF CONTENTS Academic Activity 16 Competition 154 Features 246 Fellowship 354 Advertising 454 STAFF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Sorry we had to wait so long to say thanks. Getting the 1954 Houstonian ready for the printer would have been impossible without your help. In many ways this year was a tough one for the staff. The co-operation you and your organizations gave us made it possible for us to do our respective jobs. In the very first of the year, we sent out forms asking you how much space your organization would want in the 1954 book. Answers were very prompt, getting our year off to a good start. You were very prompt in identifying your organization ' s pictures. Your sugges- tions helped us make the book truly an All-American book, made up of what you wanted. The staff hopes that you enjoy the pictures of your activities during ' 54. But we ' re all students and without the old " Pros " we would have flunked out and the book would have been impossible. Martin Hamilton, Taylor Publishing ' s trouble shooter, and Tom Murray, Art Director, were ready and willing advisors. Behind the scenes, ready to take the blame, Jim F. Palmer, faculty advisor and general fall guy, was never at a loss for an encouraging word or a life saver idea. These are our pros. With YOU and THEM helping . . . you can turn the pages . . . of YOUR 1954 Houstonian. THE 1954 HOUSTONIAN STAFF IN MEMORIAM Most colleges remember their founders ' faces by old, old portraits hanging in some forgotten place. The founder ' s life is history in some book. Until June 18, 1954, University faculty members, alumni, and students could re- member their school ' s founder as a friend. For over a year, they had listened for the news of a rally from a long sickness. The nev s never came. On the 18th, at 74, Dr. Edison E. Oberholtzer, vi ho had helped found the University, later serving as its first president, was dead. The University mourned officially for its past president, a man of academic great- ness. Those who knew him better, mourned more deeply and out of more than respect. For if any man can be called the father of the University, he is Dr. Oberholtzer. In 1927, as superintendent of Houston ' s public schools, he had a problem. The answer to that problem, a petition by a group of local high school graduates, was Houston Junior College, forerunner to the University. In 1934, the depression made money a dictionary word, but rapid growth under Dr. Oberholtzer ' s sound guidance had given Houston Junior College the determina- tion to expand into the present University. When he left the Houston Public Schools in 1945 to become first full-time presi- dent of the University, 4,000 students heard the news and wondered at their school ' s quick progress. In 1950 Dr. Oberholtzer retired as University President, ending a teaching career he began at 17. To degrees from the University of Chicago and Columbia he added the honor the school gave him as President Emeritus. Several years of ill health followed, his strength gradually ebbing. When the end came, newspapers, as is their custom, hunted a proper obituary tribute. " Eminent Educator, " was the choice. Very fitting, it nevertheless seemed in some way lacking warmth. " A Friend, " was the University ' s final but unforgetting good- by. Ml KsSt !l 1 f 1 • ami ■ ni aMl 1 1 1 If mi 1 1 ■ ■. : I mi 1.1 Ezekiel W. Cullen Building 1 i- k -i if Oberholfzer Hall I « f ! ' M. D. Anderson Memorial Library Roy Gustav Cullen Building ' «r 1 I rt .. ' ♦ l nv Al t ' l " Ell 1 ■! ' ' ' ' ■ Ezekiel W. Cullen Auditorium r : bk ' «v- % 4 HR -ll B P MWH» ir ■ K f 1 Architecture Building ACADEMIC ACTIVITY Administration Faculty Radio and TV Classes Special Services imi I k J tt 1 1 1 h ' I jy - The Vice Presidents DR. CHARLES F. HILLER Vice President, University Development and Public Relations The Deans MRS. THEO TEMPLE Dean of Women 24 College of tny college ot le 25 school. V Mrs. Nann Slade, assistant professor of business administration, prepares to start her lecture. T. Max Davis, business administration instructor, works with instead of in front of his class. Mrs. Marjorie Lea whispers a beauty hint to her class in modeling and charm. f 28 M mnpm Mulf °f he " Harves U Ebaogh, and NVrs. ' before he7ni.?? " °r " exf lecture. " lish. ?ore-go languages. Music for the masses is the motto of Dr. George C. Stout, professor of music edu- cation, as he teaches a class full of stu- dents to play the piano. 29 r ' " " ' ' ° ' eU Co " S " U ' s a s u ' ' " " Len mel dent. rf De- " The Chief " of Frontier Fiesta, L. Standlee Mitchell, pauses to answer a question. y fhe d, ress ' --rjrr ' . ( he Drama uew , director °V , he ' s hop ng ° ' „ technical an jj ne s Torri Boyd, ' e pUy ye . isn ' t so sure best- 30 ■6_ TT7 Agriculture TTcI- tTra °U .-sVor. on Department, answ farm nutrition. geo og, ' ' " G-° 9e e. So e ' ° ' hill, " ■ P ' -ofessor of .,,,at sounds - " " says Dr. J°l " -■ = ' " " ews sfudents. A green freshman gets expert words of advice from Carl Houston, assistant to the dean of the Engineering College. " Here ' s how the thing works, " explains Clyde Gamble, associate professor of en- gineering. 31 fuulty ckb J- A universal Q- f ' " P ' « VTank ' srov ' all, psy- ,ors is the Faculty " °, , 5, s,ory to Jerome chology professor ' V he College of Bus,- sf :nd B;r o.S instructor of pubUc ad- ministration. a ' fenfi the TV screen Behind the scenes of the Faculty Club Lounge are Mrs. Esther Black, manager; and Mrs. Margar M. Graves, assistant manager. Me,, 32 " There ' s nothing like a good round of pool, report male faculty members A. Ray Sims, dean of the College of Technology; W. O. W. Smith, public relations staff; Bob Williams, chief ac- countant; and H. E. McCallick, assistant dean of the College of Technology. f mwK Assistant Dean, Tec CA e ' fn, 9ineer Diesel Engineering major Smith discusses a prob- lem with faculty members Associate Professor O. O. Statts and Professor H. K. Whittington of the College of Technology. sUde ro e " 33 It dlti I f.t ' . I fM On KUHT ' s first birthday on June 8, Acting President C. F. McElhinney told the TV audience " The first year has seen our TV station the leader in the nation in educational television. Let us hope that we may be able to say the same and even more next year. " I 36 Cutting the first slice of KUHT ' s birthday cake is Acting President McElhinney, while George Arms, associate professor of radio and TV, watches. J i " We of the Board of Regents are proud of the Radio-TV department, and hope to see it do even finer things in the future, " Corbin Robert- son, chairman of the radio-TV sub- committee of the Board of Regents, said when he appeared on the TV birthday party. M Htf[ III K - H ' - ji H Mr. Arms made a cool and easy master of ceremonies on the birthday show. " KUHT is doing a splendid job in collecting and adding to the total resources of our great com- munity, " said Councilman George Kessler, guest speaker on the KUHT first birthday party. 37 kUUT A top-rated TV and radio show throughout the Gulf Coast area is " University Forum, " featuring Dr. John Schwarzwalder as moderator. Guests for this show are Mrs. Delia Mares, author of " Know Your Enemy " ; Dr. Hardin Craig, professor of history at Rice Institute; and Austin Wheatley, director of the British Information Office for Texas and New Mexico. Public figures are brought daily to Gulf Coast TV viewers on special interviews. George Arms here interviews Mrs. S. G. McCann, chairman of the nursing services of the Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross; and Col. Gus E. Lehmann of the UH Army ROTC Corps. Houston newsmen quiz Gulf Coast news sources on " Report to You, " created by the Department of Journalism and Graphic Arts, and produced and emceed by Jim F. Palmer, assistant professor of journalism. Up-to-date news is provided by KUHT ' s alert newscasters. Newscaster Bob Schnarr does the evening show often. 38 News sources Homer Jackson, director of the Houston region of the Texas Employment Commission; and Dr. Alan D. Carey, di- rector of the University of Houston Business Fact Finding Bureau; tell TV reporters the inside facts on " Is There a Depression in Houston? " on " Report to You. " II ICUMT Days of the Old West are re- lived on KUHT as It goes " Frontier Fiesta. " Getting ready for gun-totin ' before TV cam- eras are Jack Bailey, W, W. (Doc Halliday) Wood, and Patsy Garrett. Gulf Coast audiences for miles around enjoyed the TV antics of the FF Tennessee " Wig Walkers. " i!on reg.c ' ■ 0, CiW ' Depress • Clowning up the TV airwaves Is comedian Fred Jennings. " I ' m an old cowhand, " wails Dick Seman to an appreciative audience. k 39 - kUHT Isrrw s Mut fipn %i! " P A The finest in cultural and educational programs are brought to the Gulf Coast area by KUHT. TV viewers here enjoy a sonata for piano and violin by Jack Armistead and Richard Ferrin, of the Music Department. Songs fill the air nightly on KUHT, featuring songstresses such as Jane Pitman, Music Depart- ment secretary. Music in action is beautiful to see as w ell as to hear, as Mr. Ferrin demonstrates. 40 TV can teach, and thoroughly too, according to such experiments as this test with the U. S. Army Quartermaster Corps. Major John Stoecker, of the UH ROTC faculty, presents a demonstration. Behind such TV lectures as Major Stoecker ' s lie many hours of preparation. That ' s why they achieve top results. Classwork on TV must go on, even when a camera goes bad. It seldom takes long for the camera to work again, and education marches on. 41 ct i$ AS p iUdUSLfi Graduate Class Officers Jllii i DON TOMASCO, President Graduates riOMERO E. ACEVEDO Laredo . . . Psychology Leafa Green Addison Houston . . . Education Sunny Peterson Barnum Corpus Christ! . , . Education Lillian Margaret Barrow Houston . . . English kM Harry Roy Borcherding Houston . . . Industrial Engineering Christine Viola Brannan Austin . . . Elementary Education Doris Canion Houston . . , Elementary Education LeRoy Maurice Carl Trenton, New Jersey . . . Journalism Carroll B. Case Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . Business Administration and Photography John L. Chance Niles, Ohio . . . Advertising Desdemona Frances Chapin Houston . . . Elementary Education Nick Charles Demeris Houston . . . Business Administration Ralph Charles Duchin New York, New York . , . Geology The Wheel of Progress goes around with the help of Delta Theta fraternity in their Home- coming float entry. Carolynne Alice Bond Houston . . . Education Graduates When the call for March of Dimes workers came. Alpha Sigma Delta was there. Above are Joyce Solomon, Barbara Croft, Barbara Kessler, Sonja Klug and Sara Weinberg, left to right. Billy Andrew Erskine Trinity . . . Accounting James Albert Gates Pineville, Louisiana . . . Music Robert Thacker Goodwin Gladewater . . . Geology James T. Griffis Corpus Christi . . . Education Richard Haynes Houston . . Law Sue Outlawe Hensley Houston . . . Home Economics Myrl Ed Johnson Houston . . . Business Administration Harold O. Lee Houston . . . Accounting David Powell Littlefield Houston . . . Management Armand T. AAalotke Milwaukee, Wisconsin . . . Business Administration William Powell Martin Houston . . . History Everett Albert May Houston . . . Business Administration WooDRow Lewis Merry Houston . . . Education William B. Molinare, Jr. Houston . . . Engineering Graduates Victor James Nelson Houston . . . History Thelma M. Pugh Houston . . . Education James Kenneth Rackel Fredericksburg . . . Accounting Enid Campbell Reagan Houston . . . Education Norma Jean Rodgers Galena Park . . , Business Administration Claude William Ruffner, Jr. Houston . . . Radio and Television William Carroll Shead Richards . . . Government Nann Zetta Slade Houston . . . Business Administration Travis W. Starr Houston . . . Industrial Education Thomas Franklin Thompson Jacksonville . . . LaviJ Florence Elizabeth Tullos Leggett . . . Elementary Education Robert Ford Webb Pasadena . . . Accounting Howard James Wulfers Houston . . . Music The University isn ' t yet a 24 hour school, but night classes drew their toll of v ' eary yawns. Above, the Ezekiel W. Cullen building sends its call to night class study. Ruth Brunner Robinson West Columbia . . , Education A dream coming true! Jim Brown, A, J. Montalbano, Carl Raia, John Vitello and Jerry O ' Brian seem to bs supervising the work on the new pool. Morris Zucker, of Alpha Sigma Tau presents the scholarship trophy to Ralph Brandon, of Alpha Delta Psi, as Chief Mitchell, Dr. Will, and Dr. Hillier look on. 48 Checking out equipment for photo lab are Gladys Smith, Gene Rummage, Gene Gaines, and John Pate. li is is really living! This work of art is the reason there ' s a waiting ■ to take the special home economics course. Girls enrolled in the ss get to live in this new Home Ec House. " I like it! " Angie Branch seems to be saying to photographer Wyn Wardell. 49 Senior Class Officers ii m SAMMY DOUGLAS, President 50 Jamie R. Acker Houston . . . Speech Therapy Cheerleader 1951; Beta Chi Secretary; Treasurer of Women ' s Student Association 1952; Frontier Fiesta Belle 1953; President of Women ' s Student Association 1953-4; Newman Club; Representa- tive to Neiman-Marcus 1953; Harris Outstanding Speech Award 52; Kappa Gamm a Scholarship 53-54. Richard H. Albitz Houston . . . Radio and Television Radio Guild, Board of Directors 52-3; KUHF Staff Announcer 52-3; Educational Director 51-52; Tele- vision Staff 53; Radio Guild Scholarship 52; Phi Theta Kappa, President 52-3; National Convention Delegate 52-3; Student Assembly 52-3; Cougar Staff 51-2; Frontier Fiesta. Douglas P. Allen Manchester, Connecticut . . . Biology and Pre- Dentistry Pre-Med Society 51-54; Delta Theta 51-54, Treas- urer 53-54; Canterbury Club; ' Business Director of Frontier Fiesta 53-54; Junior Class Treasurer 52-53; Student Assembly 52-54. Erin Erline Allen Conroe . . . Physical Education Pitching ' em close is easy, Tom Wilson tells Charles Longuet. Also in there pitching are Gary Stewart, Charles Petkovsek, and Tom Wilson. Thomas Harmon Alms Houston . . . Biology and Pre-Med Pre-Med Club 53-54. David L. Antill Houston . . . Advertising Flora Annette Atkinson League City . . . Home Economics Theron a. Baber Wichita Falls . . . Optometry Optometric Society, President 52. Joseph W. Bailey Bellaire . . . Business Administration Elva Jean Baldwin Houston . . . Elementary Education Newman Club 50-54; Social Vice President, Spring 52. Shirley Anne Barbato Houston . . . Elementary Education Sigma Phi Mu; Kappa Delta Pi. William E. Barnette Houston . . . History Robert L. Barton Houston . . . Petroleum Engineering Society of Engineers; Treasurer and President of American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Raymond Benski Grand Prairie . . . Pharmacy Phi Theta Kappa 50-52; Phi Delta Chi 53-54; American Pharmaceutical Association 50-4; In- tramural Basketball 53; Frontier Fiesta 53. Seniors L 4 fc 1 1 r •31 «1 Huntington S. Biggar Choice . . . Secondary Education Allen B. Black Housfon . . . Business Administration The Greeks were all in a rush to hustle Inde- pendents into spring rush. Charlotte E. Blake Houston . . . Sociology Henry O. Boswell, Jr. Houston . . . Petroleum Engineering American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers; Vice Presi- dent of Society of Engineers 53. David Pinkney Bowen, Jr. Houston . . . Business Administration Lutheran Association; Gamma Delta. Eunice Bowen Chicago, Illinois . . Elementary Education Phi Theta Kappa. Darwin Bov aaan Fairport Harbor, Ohio . . . Education Camera Club; Press Club; Kappa Alpha Mu. EsTELLA Bowman Fairport Harbor, Ohio . . . Education Press Club; Kappa Alpha Mu; Home Economics Club; Camera Club. Charles P. Bownds Dickinson . . . Pharmacy Alpha Kappa Pi; American Pharmaceutical As- sociation. William T. Bramblett Housfon . . . Industrial Engineering Society of Engineers; Vice President of Society of Industrial Engineers. Mary Ella Brazil Lufkin . . . Elementary Education Pi Delta; Hallfellow of Dorm " D. " Vincent E. Brecand Houston . , , Government Cullen Rifles. Elmo A. Brian Monfgomery, Louisiana . . . Art Eugene D. Brown Houston . . . Radio and Television Hillel Society 50-54; Radio Guild 50-54; Cougar Circulation Manager 52-54. t enw m ry ic ww» James H. Brown Houston . . . Business Adminis- tration Charter Member of Delta Theta; Treasurer of Delta Theta 50-1, Re- cording Secretary 52-53; Pep Club Assemblyman 52-3; Frontier Fiesta, Special Events Committee 53-54; Alpha Phi Omega 53-4; Student Assembly, Parliamentarian 52-3, President 53-54. Cleland Arthur Burdge Wiltard, Ohio . . . Accounting Bowling Club President 52; Alpha Delta Psi Treasurer 52, President 53; Student Assembly 52-3; Samu- rai 53-54. Michael J. Butera Houiton . . . Advertising Jackie Helen Bynum Houston . . . Elementary Edu- cation Phi Theta Kappa 51-53; Phi Theta Kappa Assemblyman 52-53; Ger- man Club 51-53, Secretary and Treasurer 51-52; Student Govern- ment 52-53, " Hovi ' dy, teacher, " was as far es first day classes of the spring semester progressed. " Four ball in the side pocket! " Frederick M. Caldwell Angleton . . . Geology Jesse Ernest Caesar Fairbanks . . . Art Basketball 51-52; Art Club. Walter K. Canan ffouston . . . Economics ROTC. Donald L. Chase Houston . . . Pharmacy American Pharmaceutical Association 51-54, President 53-54; Phi Delta Chi. Billy Matt Christian Old Ocean . . . Secondary Education Vice President of Men ' s Dormitory Council 51-52. Samuel E. Cillone Houston . . . Marketing T. Don Clark Houston . . . Business Administration Phi Kappa Alpha 52-54, Pledge President 52, Vice President 53, President 53-54; Newman Club 51-54, Executive Vice President 53-54; Stu- dent Assembly 53-54; Samurai 53-54; Pep Club 53-54; Escort to University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras; Frontier Fiesta 52-4; Intramural Sports 52-54. Jay Newton Collier Silsbee . . . Music Winner of Carter Music Award Scholarship 52- 53; President of University Chorus 53-54. LuLA Mae Collins Richmond . ' . . Speech Therapy Phi Theta Kappa. Everett A. Corl Houston . . . Management Seniors A grand gift by the Unive sity ' s best friend, oilman Hugh Roy Cullen came as a surprise announcement at the pep rally after the Baylor game. Mr. Cullen presented the University two and a quarter mHlion dollars. Joseph D. Cornish Nashville, Arkansas . . . Pre-Law Usonians; Baptist Student Union. Mary Louise Cox Houston . . . Secondary Education Le Quartier Latin Office 50-51; Newman Club Officer 52-3, 53-4; Winner of Margraves Scholar- ship; Kappa Delta Pi 53. Margaret B. Cullom Houston . . . Home Economics Home Economics Club, President 52-54; Wesley Foundation; Women ' s Student Association, Cor- responding Secretary 52-53; Gamma Sigma Sigma, Vice President 53-54; Student Assembly. Carolyn Marvel Culver Houston . . . Elementary Education Kappa Sigma Nu; Pan Hellenic Representative for Kappa Sigma Nu. DONAL Ray Curry Alvin . . . Secondary Education Mary Frances Daniell Houston . . . Home Economics Home Economics Club 49-53; Baptist Student Union 50-53; Coed Club 49. Dave K. Davis Houston . . . Electrical Engineering Society of Electrical Engineers, President 53-54; Society of Engineers 53-54; Student Govern- ment 52-53. Dv iGHT Earl Davis Houston . . . Physics Alpha Phi Omega; Wesley Foundation; Society of Exploration Geophysicists; Physics Society; Radio Guild. Sam Preston Douglass Houston . . . Management Cavaliers, President 53-54; Senior Class Presi- dent 54; Cheerleader 51-53; Samurai Secretary, Fall 52, Treasurer, Spring 53; Social Chairman of Cavaliers 52-53; Frontier Fiesta Staff 50-2; Varsity Varieties 50-1; Student Assembly 50-52; Student Council 53-54. Forrest B. Drev ry Franklin, Virginia . . . Accounting Alpha Delta Psi 52-54; Accounting Club 52-54. Frederick S. Duncan Pima, Arizona . . . Radio William H. Dunham Detroit, Michigan . . . Journalism, Advertising University Press Club; Advertising Fraternity; Sigma Delta Chi. Shirley Anne Duren Houston . . . Physical Education Lanyard Club; National Official of NSGWS. Jimmy Douglas Edwards Houston . . . Optometry Frontier Fiesta; Varsity Varieties; Alpha Phi Omega. 11 " Seniors Ratcliff Boyce Edwards Athens . . . Geology Society of Exploration Geophysicists; Student Union. Allan Frank Edworthy Fairbanks . . . Secondary Education Baptist Hernan Ruiz Escalante Houston . . . Advertising Celia Dominga Escamilla Houston . . . Foreign Languages Newman Club; Le Quartier Latin. A full house hears the good news of Mr. Cullen ' s gift. They are waiting with bated breath to hear the climax of his " news " which was kept secret until that very moment. Paul C. Few, Jr. Magnolia Springs . Agriculture James Robert Fields Humble . . . Animal Husbandry Stock and Stolon. Ralph Freedson Palm Beach, Florida . . . Secondary Education Tau Kappa Sigma, Secretary 52-53, President 53- 54; Student Assembly 51-54; Judicial Committee 53-54; Frontier Fiesta Association 52-54; Re- hearsal Chairman 52-54; Varsity Varieties 51; Men ' s Dormitory Council 51-54; Hall Fellow 52; Head Hall Fellow 53-54. Eugene Cenas Gaines, Jr. New Iberia, Louisiana . . . Photography Camera Club, President 53; Kappa Alpha Mu Vice President. Andrew Galayda, Jr. Bellaire . . . Business Administration James Truett Garrett Houston . . . Pre-Law Barristers 50-52. Frances Dean Gelfand Houston . . . Elementary Education Golda Claire Geller Houston . . . Elementary Education Frankie Giese Velasco . . . Architectural Engineering American Institute of Architects; Frontier Fiesta; Student Assembly. Joe William Grace Dallas . . . Pre-Med Seniors Harmony of the wild west rings out during Varsity Varieties of 1954. Guitar twangers Bill Klingman and Jim Bob McConnell ride herd on cowgirl Elsie Pitchford. Yvonne Grantham Pasadena . . . Home Economics Home Economics Club, Secretary 52-53, Vice President 53-54; Gamma Sigma Sigma, Vice President 53, President 54; Frontier Fiesta 54; Women ' s Student Association 54. Lee Wilbur Green Pasadena . . . Industrial Engineering Phi Delta Tau 50-54. Ray Lynn Green San Angela . . . Optometry Optometric Society. James L. Gregory Linden, New Jersey . . , Advertising Freshman Class Assemblyman 51-2; Delta Theta, Assemblyman 52-3; Corresponding Secretary 52-3; Stu- dent Assembly Vice President 53-4; Frontier Fiesta, Band Chairman 52- 3, Chief Accountant 53-4; Alpha Phi Omega; Alpha Delta; Men ' s Dormitory Council 52-3, President 53-4; Pep Club 53-54; Varsity Varieties 52. ff t Joseph James Gregory Crosby . . . Business Administration Newman Club. Alton Lloyd Griffin Houston . . . Secondary Education Salvador T. Guzman Houston . . . Secondary Education Albert Hafer, Jr. Brenham . . . Electronics William G. Ham Greenville, Mississippi . . . Art John G. Hamblen Cleveland . . . Accounting Society of Accountants, Treasurer 53-54. Ralph Kay Hammond Lance Creek, Wyoming . . . Petroleum Engineering Society of Engineers; American Institute of Min- ing and Metallurgical Engineers, Secretary, Fall 53, Spring 54. Carlton H. Hanta Honolulu, Hawaii . . . Physical Education Varsity " H " Association, Assemblyman, Secretary; Baseball 52-54; Ail-American Baseball Player 53. LeRoy Randolph Hardy Alvin . , . Diesel Pre-Med Association; Awarded Jesse Jones Schol- arship; Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship. Lynn Harris Houston . . . Home Economics Frontier Fiesta 53-54; Kappa Sigma Nu; Varsity Venus Finalist 53. Weldon Lee Harris Houston . . . Architectural En- gineering American Institute of Architects. Richard H. Harrison La Porte . . . Electrical Engineer- ' ing Society of Engineers; Society of Electrical Engineers. George W. Hatch Galveston . . . Physical Educa- tion George J. Hatem Summit, New Jersey . . . Graphic Arts Management The Reflection Pool as seen from the front steps of the Ezekiel W. Cullen Building. Robert H. Havemann Houston . . . Architectural Engineering Robert C. Hellrung St. Louis, Missouri . . . Pharmacy Gloria Gail Henderson Houston . . . Art Sigma Phi Mu 50-53, Secretary 50-52; Art Club; Canterbury Club 50-51. Norman E. Hermann Galveston . . . Electrical Engineering Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship, Fall 53; Amateur Radio Club, Spring 53; Society of Electrical Engineers, Secretary 52-54; Society of Engineers. Clayton Aquilla Hill Alice . . . Radio Gloria E. Hill Baytown . . , Secretarial Administration Phi Delta Zeta 50-53, Treasurer 50, President 51-52; Women ' s Fraternal Council 51-52; Wom- en ' s Student Association, Historian 52, Robert L. Holliday tamar, Colorado . . . Business Administration Alpha Delta Psi. Norman E. Holm Houston . . . Economics Society of Engineers; American Economics As- sociation. Carlton W. Holmes Portland, Maine . . . Management Waldo L. E. Holtz Betlville . . . Physics Physics Society, Secretary 53-54. Seniors M Eti i m H Hr 7 v ' 3 |lPf 1 ' ' . H li r Hc ' - 1 ' ' 1 •l I ' 1 II M The old swimming hole for members of the Lutheran Student Association included Bryon Johnson, Kathy Willingham, Mildred Vertel, Alice Gammage, Barbara Johnson, Bob Johnson, Jane Jackson, Ella Lorenz, Jane Rutherford, Doyle Canion, Doris Lingnow, and Bob Nyberg. Harold W. Hopkins Pasadena . . . Geology Winner of Standard Oil of Texas Scholarship; Sigma Lambda Epsilon. Mathew W. Hoppe, Jr. Houston . . . Industrial Engineer- ing Society of Engineers. Eugene M. Hruska Houston . . . Accounting Society of Accountants 51-54; Luth- eran Student Association 52-54; Czech Club 50-51. Frank J. Janoch Houston ... Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Society of Air Conditioning Tech- nicians, President 51-52. Henry Jerry Jisha Houston , . . Speech Baptist Student Union; Winner of Davis Speech Award 52. William B. Johnson Santiago, Chile . . . Management William W. Johnson, Jr. Houston . . . English Walter A. Jones Lewisburg, Tennessee . Secondary Education William W. Kilgarlin Houston . . . Speech Phi Theta Kappa 51-54; Phi Ro Pi 50-52, Presi- dent 51-52, Delegate to National Convention 52; Forensic Society 50-54, President 53-54; Varsity Debate Squad 50-54; Southwestern U.S. Representative at National Debate Tourney 53; Wesley Foundation 50-54, Treasurer 51-52, Vice President 52; Red Masque 50-51, Assertibly- man 50-52. James W. Kilpatrick Houston . . . English William Emery Kirk Houston . . . Business Administration Newman Club; Pep Club; Bowling Club. James Lowell Klipple Houston . . . Mechanical Engineering Emil F. Kuropata rtousfo n . . . Accounting Harold Floyd Lee Humble . . . Agriculture Stock and Stolon. di Violet T. Leissner Houston Home Economics Dorothy Raye Lem Fairbanks . . . Elementary Edu- cation Phi Theta Kappa; Future Teachers of America. Leo Paul Lescure Highland Park, Michigan . . . History and Drama Marilyn Dorothy Levine Houston . . . Elementary Edu- cation Gamma Sigma Sigma, Secretary; Hillel Society; Frontier Fiesta. Oscar Willis Levy Sooth Houston . . . Trade and Transportation Red MasqOe; Alpha Phi Omega. Doris Lingnau Rosenberg . . . Home Economics Vice President of Lutheran Student Association 51-52; Religious Groups Council 51-53; Lutheran Student Association, President 52-53; Gamma Sigma Sigma, Historian 51-53. Adele Lippmann Texas City . . . Elementary Education Robert Marion Long Houston . . . Business Administration Bowling Club 51-52, Treasurer 52; Distinguished Military Student 51-54; Distinguished Military Graduate. Charles Longuet, Jr. Galena Park . . . Journalism Sigma Delta Chi 53-54; Wesley Foundation 52- 54, President 53-54; Reporter and Sports Editor, The Cougar 50-52; Student Assembly 53-54, Byron W. Luckenbach Odem . . . Accounting Society of Accountants, Treasurer 52-53, Charter Member. Raymond T. Luke San Saba . . . Education Lloyd M. Lunsford Houston . . . Pre-Law Winner of Theta Psi Omega Scholarship; Baron Recorder of Order of Barons; Phi Kappa Phi; Hutheson Colony; Phi Delta Phi; St. John Gar- wood Award; Constitution Law Award. Progress and history meet during ceremonies in conjunction with opening of the newly paved Cullen Boulevard. Mr. Hugh Roy Cullen, chair- man of the Board of Regents, is the first to ride on the street. His vehicle represents the early nineteen hundreds. Elizabeth Pelsma Levy South Houston . . . Psychology Jaaaes J. Malotke Milwaukee, Wisconsin cation . Secondary Edu- Seniors Hugh Francis AAarkey Kansas City, Missouri . . . Mechanical En- gineering Phi Kappa Alpha 51-54, Charter Member, Presi- dent 51-53, Vice President 54; Student Assembly 52-53; Pep Club 52-53; Samurai 53-4; Frontier Fiesta 52-54; Intramural Sports 51-54; Newman Club 51-54; Society of Engineers 52-54. Keith Martin Marshall Houston . . . Trade and Transportation Judging by the beauties ' legs is often done, but in this contest it was done on purpose. As part of the campus blood drive, beauties were lined up, and voting done entirely by gam beauty. Which would you vote for? Jerry D. Martin Jasper . . . Business Administration Leslie A. Martin Houston . . . Psychology James M. Mayor Houston . . . Government Student Council, President 53-54; Student As- sociation Treasurer 52-53; Pep Club 52-54, Treas- urer 52-53, Parliamentarian 53-54; Frontier Fiesta 51-54; Fiesta Director of Public Relations 52-53; Outstanding Student 53; Wesley Foundation 50- 54; Houstonian Fiesta Editor 53, Editor 54; Pre- law Club 51; Kappa Delta Kappa 51-54; Scribe 51-52; Ambassador 52-53; Samurai Representa- tive 53-54; Grand Regent 54-55. LaVirle p. McCary Houston . . . Home Economics William L. McClure Houston . . . Civil Engineering Society of Engineers 48-50, 53-54. Louvenia Kilgore McDonald Houston . . . Elementary Education John Irvin McHenry Houston . . . Pre-Med John E. Metzier Houston . . . Business Administration Wesley Foundation; Cullen Rifles. Ralph Clair Mills Houston . . . Management Jesse B. Miracle Alta Loma . . . Accounting Marilynn J. Mitchell Houston . . . Elementary Education Margaret Odelle Mooney Houston . . . Psychology Le Quartier Latin 51-53; Der Deutsche Verein 50-51. Seniors Robert L. Nelson Waco . . . Radio and Television Radio-Television Guild; Student Staff, KUHF-FM, KUHT; Red Masque Players. QUENTIN NewCOMBE, Jr. San Juan . . . Pharmacy Charles Edward Nickel Houston . . . Industrial Engineering Sally Ann Nichols Houston . . . Secondary Education Wesley Foundation. Want more leg art? Here ' s some more for you to judge from the campus blood drive contest. Paul Irwin Ofield Houston . . . Music Education Winner of Charles E. Ives Scholarship; Wesley Foundation; President of Chorus; Lambda Nu. Marjory R. Osborne Houston . . . Psychology Baptist Student Union Council 53-54. Physical Edu- Parthy Papuga Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . cation Lanyard Club, President 51-52; Club Bracelet Award 51-52, 53; Women ' s Physical Education Scholarship Winner 50, 51. Edward B. Parker Auburn, Maine . . . Photography Band 48-50; Band Manager. 49-50; Kappa Kappa Psi 49-50, Vice President 50. Kenneth Paxton Gafesvf7 e . . . Accounting Carolyn J. Peacock El Campo . . . Elementary Education Wesley Foundation 49-54; Lutheran Student As- sociation, Gamma Sigma Sigma 53-54. William Ferguson Pentak Houston . . . Business Administration Irene Perry Houston . . . Accounting Yearbook Favorite 53; Society of Accountants, Assemblyman; Newman Club; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Chi. Norma Rose Perry Corpus Christi . . . Drama and Education Betty L. Pierce Jacksonville, Florida . Commercial Art Seniors Eugene A. Placke Houston . . . Mechanical Engi- neering Society of Engineers. Maxie Ray Porch Baytown . . . Management Alpha Kappa Pi; Wesley Founda- tion. Whenever girls get together, there ' s likely to be a tea party. Here, girls of the Women ' s Student Association swap chit-chat and enjoy light refreshments. Martha Elaine Printup Atlanta, Georgia . . . Biology Alpha Chi Omega. George P. Queen Tulsa, Oklahonta . . . Industrial Education Robert C. Reese, Jr. Houston . . . Business Administration Frontier Fiesta 50-54; Student Assembly 54; Pep Club, Parliamentarian 53; Stock and Stolon; Board of Directors of Frontier Fiesta; Special Events 53; Special Activities 54; Cougar 52. Stephanie Reilly Houston . . . Advertising Kappa Sigma Nu, Treasurer 52, Secretary 51, Vice President 53; Newman Club; Cougar Colle- gians; Frontier Fiesta 51-3; Phi Theta Kappa. Joseph C. Renecky Houston " ... Trade and Transportation Robert L. Richardson Livingston . . . Business Administration Phi Delta Tau, Treasurer 51-52; Samurai 53-54; Student Assembly 53-54. Sandi Robinson Houston . . . Pharmacy American Pharmaceutical Association 52-53, Vice President 53-54. Secondary C. Grant Roehrick Santa Barbara, California . Education Phi Kappa Alpha; Newman Club; Stock and Stolon; Kappa Alpha Mu; Camera Club. Mary Shir ley Rose Houston . . . Business Administration Pi Lambda Chi, President 53-54; ROTC Sponsor 50-51; Women ' s Fraternal Council; Vanity Fair Favorite 51-53; Pep Club, Secretary; Student Assembly. Robert Lee Rowland Houston . . . Marketing Beverly Ann Sain Houston . . . Secretarial Administration Sigma Phi Mu, Best Pledge 51, Vice President 52; Wesley Foundation. Frank H. Sawberger Saytown . . . Mechanical Engineering 41 ii Jack T. Sawdy Houston . . . Mechanical Engi- neering John Tabb Schmidt Houston . . . Business Education Fred A. Schmiedekind, Jr. Houston . . . Trade and Trans- portation Robert Paul Schoen Dayton, Ohio . . . Industrial En- gineering Birthplace of American progress is the Engineer- ing Lab. Here engineers are trained. Zerlene E. Schreiber Houston . . . Journalism Theta Sigma Phi; Writer ' s Club; Cougar 49-54. Frank Scott Houston . . . Photography Kappa Alpha Mu; President, Camera Club. Edward L. Sheeler Houston . . . Agriculture Stock and Stolon. Charles Glenn Smith Houston . . . Accounting Gerald Glenn Smith Port Arthur . . . Management Marvin Glenn Smith Mount Belview . . . Diesel Walter Marion Smith, Jr. fort Worth . . . Pharmacy Alpha Kappa Kappa; Phi Delta Chi. R. Larry Snider Victoria . . . Industrial Engineering Phi Theta Kappa; Society of Engineers. W. C. Southers Enid, Mississippi . . . Electrical Engineering Society of Engineers 52-54; Society of Electrical Engineers, Vice President 53-54; Pep Club 52-54. Aubrey W. Schofield, Jr. Houston . . . Radio and Television Frontier Fiesta; Radio Guild 52-53. . Seniors William R. Spitzer Brenham . . . Diesel Engineering Fred E. Stapleton Csstleberry, Alabama . . . Petroleum Engineering Society of Engineers; American In- stitute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Beauties in art and TV combined under the direction of Martha Pyke who presents a photo lecture over KUHT-TV. Beauties include Lucille Jones, Nancy Green, Martha Pyke, instructor; Charlie Gale Chinn, Gay Mc- Williams, Marian Stafford, and Barbara Wood. Kathleen Stark Pasadena . . . Home Economics Home Economics Club. Vera Joy Stephens Houston . . . Elementary Education Baptist Student Union. ] Robert L. Stewart Houston . . . Accounting Accounting Club 52-53. I Willie Joe Summers Houston . . . Accounting Cougar Band 51. Elizabeth B. Taylor Houston . . . Math Maria Sue Thomas Brownsville . . . Journalism Writers ' Club; Press Club; Harvest Staff; Student As- sembly; Cougar Staff; Houstonian Staff; Frontier Fiesta Staff; Gamma Alpha Chi; Varsity Varieties. Marjorie J. Thompson Houston . . . Secretarial Administration Sigma Phi Mu; Pan Hellenic Council Representative; Cougar Collegians. Doris A. Tiffin Nashville, Arkansas . . . Elementary Education Robert H. Treadgold Houston . . . Agriculture Stock and Stolon. LouLA AAerrell Turner McAllen . . . Education Shirley Tyson Houston . . . Elementary Education Beta Chi, Corresponding Secretary 52, President 53; Sweetheart of Alpha Kappa Pi 53; Cougar Collegians, Corresponding Secretary 50, President 51; Pep Club, Corresponding Secretary 51; Women ' s Student Associa- tion; Women ' s Fraternal Council; Student Assembly; Sec- retary of Student Council 53; Duchess of Freshman Class 52; Duchess of Junior Class 53; Homecoming Queen Finalist 53. Jane Therese Ullrich Houston . . . Pre-Med Pre-Med 51-52, President; Newman Club 50-54. il I Seniors Mary Alice Underwood Houston . . . Business Administration Newman Club, Secretary 51-52, Treasurer 52-53, Glenn Edward Vornsand Weimar . . . Secondary Education Eugene Ennis Wade Houston . . . Industrial Engineering Dorothy Hope Wagner Worcester, Massachusetts . . . Photography Russell Eugene Waldo Houston . . , Business Administration Kappa Delta Kappa; Student Association, Treasurer 53-54. Bobby Don Walker M neo a . . . Diesel James Gerald Warren Waco . . . Diesel Raymond Joseph Watkins Galveston . . . Petroleum Engineering American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engi- neers; Society of Engineers. Sara Rose Weinberg Houston . . . Physical Education Frontier Fiesta 50-54, Assistant Business Manager, Pub- licity; Lanyard Club 50-54; Varsity Varieties 50-54, As- sistant Director, Special Events; Pep Club 51-53, Presi- dent, Secretary; Student Assembly 51-53; Women ' s Stu- dent Association 51-54; Women ' s Fraternal Council 52- 54; Alpha Sigma Delta Sorority 50-54, President, Secre- tary, Parliamentarian; Alpha Sigma Tau Sweetheart 53- 54; Fiesta Belle Runner-up 51; Student Association Sec- retary 53-54; Hillel 50-54; Nominee Delta Theta Sweet- heart 52; Nominee Sigma Alpha Chi Sweetheart 51; Runner-up Rice Festival 52; Press Club 51-53; Houstonian Staff; Vanity Fair Editor 54. Robert Weinstein Houston . . . Graphic Arts Alpha Sigma Tau; Cougar Frontier Fiesta. Carl Loman Wheeler Burleson . . . Chemical Engineering Priscilla Jean Wheeler Houston . . . Secretarial Administration Delta Sigma Sorority, Vice President. Robert E. Whitmore Ann Arbor, Michigan . . . Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Annual Varsity Varieties awards are presented by Charlie Wyman before an enthusiastic audience in the Ezekiel W. Cullen Auditorium. Wyman, in center, pre- sents scholarships to Miss Norma Rose Perry and Dick Bonelli for outstanding work in the show. Carol Wy- man, left, is getting ready a trophy for Pete Porcarello. Kenneth Ray Wagstaff Shreveport, Louisiana . . . Business Administration Tennis Team. Seniors Neil Curtis Whittle Houston . . . Management Jeanette M. Wiesman Muenster . . . Elementary Education Flames leap, and students do too as the annual bonfire in honor of Homecoming day is lit. Rodney Wayne Wiiest Houston . . . Pharmacy James K. Williams Carfhage . . . Marketing George Wilshusen Houston . . . Mechanical Engineering Society of Engineers 51-54. Glenn E. Wilson Houston . , . Electrical Engineering Society of Electrical Engineers, Treasurer. Gordon Ralph Wilson Kansas City, Missouri . . . Mechanical Engineering Society of Engineers 52-54; Baptist Student Union 53-54. Charles W. Wimberly, Jr. Houston . . . Government Phi Theta Kappa, Assemblyman 51-52; Assembly- man of Junior Class 52-53; Phi Theta Kappa Delegate to National Convention 52-53. Ralph G. Wing Houston . . . Pre-LaviT Bar Association. Charles H. Wood Houston . . . Business Administration Jean Carl Wood Houston . . . Photography Cougar; Press Club. Robert M. Wren Houston . . . English Winner of Mary. Ann LaRue Aviiard; R. K. Daily Avi ard; Cougar 52-54; Attic Th eater Staff; Writers ' Club 52-54; Harvest 47; KUHT; KUHF Staff. David E. Young Liberty . . . Mechanical Engineering John Peter Ziesch Houston . . . Pharmacy American Pharmaceutical Association. ' a Carroll Graham Houston . . . Sp eech and Hearing Therapy Frontier Fiesta, Assemblyman, Freshman Class 50-51; Student Assembly, Parliamentarian 52; Red Masque Players, Cougar Staff Reporter 50- 52; Houstonian Staff, Freshman Editor, Forensic Society 50-52; Phi Rho Pi, Press Association, Houstonian Staff, Special Service Editor 53-54. Ernie E. Zieschang Freeport . . . Art Band 50-52; Kapfia Kappa Psi 52- 54; Art Club 52; Alpha Delta Sig- ma 52-54; Student Assembly 52; Frontier Fiesta Association 53. Charles Phillip Zimmerman, Jr. Houston . . . Radio and Tele- vision Phi Theta Kappa, President 51; Ra- dio Guild; KUHF and KUHT Staff. Gloria Gillespie Houston . . . Elementary Educa- tion Historian Beta Chi 52; Freshman Maid 52; Sophomore Duchess 53; Executive Secretary Frontier Fiesta 52; Prize Chairman Frontier Fiesta 53; Beard Chairman Frontier Fiesta 54; Yearbook Favorite 52-53; Sec- retary Sophomore Class 52; Stu- dent Assembly 52; Vice President Junior Class 53; Student Council 53-54; Representative to SMU ' s Manada 53; Varsity Venus 54; Pep Club, Cougar Collegians, Canter- bury Club, Future Teachers, ROTC Regimental Sponsor 53; Delta Theta Sv eetheart 54; Secretary Women ' s Student Association 53-54; Recip- ient Women ' s Fraternal . Council Scholarship 53; Judicial CourKil 53-54; Homecoming Queen 53. Seniors The Carr family may provide another fullback by 1972 if the looks of young Paul Carr, III are any indication. The other athlete,. Paul Carr, Jr., was captain of the " Big Red " this year. Henry B. Patterson, Jr. Houston . . . Electrical Engineering Gladys Smith Houston . . . Elementary Education Radio Guild 51-52; Red Masque Players 50-52; Press Club, Cougar, Houstonian Staff 53-54. Jimmie p. Wiseheart Houston . . . Trade and Transportation Sigma Alpha Chi, Vice President 52; Correspond- ing Secretary 51; Intramural Sports Director 52- 53; Chairman Blood Donation Drive 52; Pep Club 51-52; Student Assembly 51-52; Football 48-49; Samurai Representative 50; Intramural Champions, Basketball 49-50; Football 50; Fron- tier Fiesta 48-53. Lewis Frank Willhite Bellaire . . . Music Education Kappa Kappa Psi, Secretary 53; University Symphony, Houstonian sity Stage Band, Frontier Fiesta Company Scholarship. Cougar Band, Staff, Univer- 51; Ohio Oil Gene Rummage Houston . . . Journalism 67 1 Junior Class Officers RAY MARKS, Presideni » 68 Juniors f; BENJAMIN F. ALLEY Humble Electrical Engineering LEO P. BABIK Markham Mechanical Engineering LASKEY ALVIN BAKER Betlaire Civil Engineering ROBERT H. BARR Houston Pharmacy ALLEEN BENNETT Houston Home Economics ROBERT CHARLES BENNETT Houston Music Education MURPHY O ' NEIL BIEHLE Houston Accounting CHARLES MORRIS BLUM Houston Pre-Dental BILLIE JEAN BOLIN High Island Secretarial Administration DANNY BOONE Lubbock Petroleum Engineering PATSY RAY BREWER Houston Physical Education DOROTHY LOUISE BUSCH Houston Business Education ENNID ALFONSO CABRA Houston Mechanical Engineering " She ' s a sweet little thing really, " Cougar Guard, Gill Crowell reports. He proves it too, as Shasta, campus mascot purrs. GURNADE MASON BARZIZA Houston Accounting Juniors MILDRED MURRELL CARLISLE Tatco Optometry MARIETTA COLLINS Houston Business Education Women ' s Student Association officers Acker, Farrell, Gillespie, Cullom, Hill and Henson take office at a candlelight service administered by Dr. Terrell Spencer. Mava- lene Miles sings at this annual ceremony. TED LASSWELL COOPER Houston Art Education RUBY JEANETTE CORDRAY Caldwell Art Education JAMES W. CORRIGAN, JR. Houston Petroleum Engineering , 1 LEWIS C. COWAN Tahoka Journalism JIM ALTON DAVIS Houston Insurance LEWIS RAYFORD DUNWODY San Angelo Industrial Management PEGGY JUANITA ELKINS Bay Cify Music Education GERRY WALKER EVERSON Houston Education ANTIONETTE THERESA FATTA Houston Pharmacy PATRICIA ANN FISHER Barker Secondary Education HAROLD EUGENE FLECK A toona, Pennsylvania Business Administration JAMES RUSS FLOWERS Houston Mechanical Engineering EDDIE EUGENE FRANCIS Houston Chemistry GEORGE EDWARD FRIDEL Bryan Electrical Engineering LEONARD N. FRIEND Houston Accounting ROBERT R. GELLES Houston Radio and Television Juniors The Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity basket- ball banner keeps Cougar Den habitants posted on the University ' s basketball progress. HARVEY A. GORDON Houston Advertising GLORIA JOYCE GUYNES Houston Biology RONALD L. HALL Houston Psychology SHIRLEY ANN HAMILTON Houston Elementary Education JOHN ALFRED HARDEY Houston Industrial Engineering LOUIS HASHOP, JR. Houston Pharmacy LOTTIE JO HELMS Da as Elementary Education JOHN HENRY HERBERT Houston Geology MARY LYNN HILL Houston Elementary Education ELEANOR MARSHALL GIBBS Houston Psychology 1 Juniors Freshmen light torches as they prepare to march in the Torchlight Parade held during football season. JIMMY ROBERT JAMES Sugar Land Pre- Law PEGGY JUNE HOBBS Houston Mathematics M. FRANCES HUCHINGSON Richmond Elementary Education LEONA ANNE INGRAM La Marque Music WILLIE MAE IRELAND Houston Art Education } CARL JENSEN East Ely, Nevada Diesel GEORGE LOGAN JOHNSON Houston History SIMON HUGH JONES Houston Management JIMMY DALTON KEBODEAUX Houston Pre-Law MELVIN C. KENNEDY Houston Engineering LOUIS G. KRIPPNER Houston Foreign Trade and Economics MILDRED BERNICE LAMKIN Houston Pharmacy ALICE LANE Angleton Physical Education JANICE DOREE LANG Houston English Juniors FREDA LEE LEACH Houston Music WILLIAM H. LEFTWICH San Benito Accounting JOEL JACK LEWIS Houston Finance CARNE2 LOVELACE Salinas, California Finance WILLIAM M. MALICOAT Rogers Physics MARVIN FRANK MAREK Crosby Diesel GORDON RAY MARKS Housfon Pre-Law MARSELLA KRAMER MARTIN Housfon Elementary Education JOHN BYRON McKEAN Luting Drafting JAMES WILLIAM McLEOD Housfon Psychology STANLEY M. McMURREY, JR. Alice Business Administration DEAN FRANZEN MERCK Co egeporf Civil Engineering JAMES KERMITT MOORE Housfon Pre-Med Cars parked everywhere make up this familiar campus scene overlooking the Vocational Building parking lot. MARY JANE MADISON Houston Journalism and Public Relations Juniors Mary Ann Shindler and Doris Hicks show off a poster advertising the annual Varsity " H " Sweetheart Ball. LYMAN CARROLL PADGETT Houston Economics FLOYD HENRY MOYERS Baytown Electronics DAVID LLOYD NICHOLS Houston Accounting MAX H. NOLES Corpus Christi Electronics KATHLEEN NORRIS New Orleans, Louisiana Pharmacy I JOHN WILLIAM PALMER, JR. Houston Management MARGARET ANN PHILLIPS Temple Home Economics MARY ALICE PHILLIPS Houston Secretarial Administration WILLIAM DARWIN PHILLIPS, JR. Mt. Pleasant Accounting D ' JANIN POLLARD Bay City Chemical Engineering RONALD WALTER PRESCOTT Houston Geology MILDRED HUMPHRIES PRUETT Baytown Elementary Education JUNE WORTHAM F. PUETT Corpus Christi Electronics and Television CORDELIA FAY RATLIFF Lizton, Indiana Art Education , ■ Juniors JOHN WESLEY RICHERS 6a CUy Physical Education WINSLOW JOHN ROBERTS Baytown Economics RUTH VIOLET ROOS Houslon Business Administration JANET ELIZABETH ROTHROCK Houston Secretarial Administration Signing up the rushees seems to be fun for ShirJey Nesmith, as she casually chats with two freshmen at the Kappa Delta Kappa rush party held in February. GENE ROGER RUSH Ang eton English CLYDE EUGENE SANDERS, JR. Houston Radio and Television DENNIS LaMOINE SCHRODER Houston Business Administration BILLY GENE SCHWAKE Behon Graphic Arts BOB M. SHILOFF Sioux City, Iowa Accounting LYLE EUGENE SIMPTON Port Bolivar Business Administration ROBERT J. SINKOVICH Pueblo, Colorado Electronics FERNE HANNAH SMITH Houston Pre-Law SHIRLEY ANN SMITH Houston Religion CORINNE BEATRICE STAERKER Edna Secondary Education Juniors Carroll Wyman holds the lovable " sausage dog " at Varsity Varieties rehearsal, while husband Charlie Wyman and John Vitello join in the attention to the pup. WILLIAM SIDNEY STANLEY Houston Pre-Law MABEL MELISSA STEWART Houston Journalism CARL O. TANT Houston Pre-Med ANN THOMAS Houston Music Education I MELROSE E. TRIMBLE Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Elementary Education : GUY WINDFIELD UECKERT Da as Radio and Television RAINER VANONI Houston Geology KENNETH WILLARD VARNER, JR. Houston Mathematics WALTER A. VIRNAU JR. Sealy Diesel JAMES LAURENCE WATSON, JR. Houston Accounting BARBARA ANN WEBB Houston English THOMAS EUGENE WENDEL Houston Mechanical Engineering DON ALLEN WHATLEY Houston Accounting RODNEY FRANK WHISENANT Houston Radio and Television E Juniors JOHNNY CAMPBELL WHITE Houston Industrial Engineering DAVID R. WHITEMAN Grand Rapids, Michigan Journalism FRANK L. WILLIAMS Da as Aufo Mechanics JAMES WILLIE WILLINGHAM, JR. La Porte Mechanical Engineering N|p .j« I I H R 4KiL ' :Ll ll v Delta Sigmas work till the wee hours mak- ing the familiar crepe paper flowers nec- essary to the completion of their Home- coming float. HERBERT CLARK WILSON Kansas City, Missouri Mechanical Engineering WILLIAM HENR.Y WORTHINGTON Portsmouth, Virginia Electronics RAYMOND ZAPALAC Caldwell Electronics and Television MORRIS ZUCKER Houston Accounting ■ ' •i . lJ I jj H ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ " " .!• -= r Wi PV f 1 1 1 ( r i 1 W 4M m.f H HIH H Bft.. _ M k A. P. O. members, Bob Hines and Sam Wilson sell Margaret Ann Allbritton and Bill Varner their 1954 license plates. 77 Sophomore Class Officers ROBERT DELANY, President Sophomores MARGARET ANN ALLBRITTON Houston Business Administration ASLISSA LYNN ALLEN Houston Speech and Dramatics DELIA DIANE ALLEN Houston Elementary Education MARY LONNETTE APPLEBY Houston Radio and Television NORBERT F. ARP Houston Accounting MURIEL MARIE BAKER Houston Business Education RICHARD FRANCIS BAKER Houston Electronics ROSALIE TAERESA BARBATO Houston Home Economics EDNA MAGDALENE BARNETT Houston Elementary Education WILLIAM STANLEY BRAY Houston Accounting JOANNE BRENEK Houston Physical Education RICHARD PIERRE BROUSSARD Abbeville, Louisiana Petroleum Engineering PATRICIA ANN BUTLER Houston Secretarial Administration GARNETT ERNEST CALDWELL Houston Pre-Law .- ' , 77 ' Sophomores GEORGE HERMAN CANNON Angleton Business Administration THOMAS LEE CASKEY Houston Geology JACK RICHARD CHESNUTT Houston Speech MARTHA ARCHER CLARK Housfon Business Education GEORGE E. CLARY la Porfe Pre-Dental ELIZABETH VICTORIA CORDRAY Caldwell Journalism CHARLES NORMAN CRUMP DeKalb Architecture DRAYTON CUMMINS Housfon Business Admir istration DONALD JAMES DAUBEN Dallas Graphic Arts Management DOROTHY DIXON Houston P re-Law BERNARD DUGAT Mount Belview Geology BETTY JOYCE ECKOLS Humble Business Education SHIRLEY JEAN ENGELMANN Housfon Music Education KATHLEEN ERESCH Houston Home Economics Sophomores SCOTT DAVID ESLINGER, JR. Houston Mechanical Engineering RACHEL FAULKNER Coldsprings Pre-Law JESSICA NADINE FEA Buna Business Administration LEONORA ALICE GAMMAGE Houston Elementary Education DOROTHY ANN GELLATLY Houston Accounting r SII0 CHARLES PACE GILLESPIE, JR. Houston Mechanical Engineering ROBERT GLEN GILMARTIN Fort Worth Optometry MARY LOU GIVENS Houston Secretarial Administration WILLIAM CHARLES HALL Mountain Grove, Missouri Music Education GLADYS DOROTHY HARRIS Brenham Physical Education HASBROUCK HAYNES, JR. Houston Accounting MARY ELLEN HEATH Rio Grande City Physics THOMAS E. HOPKINS Pasadena Electronics CLYDE HOPSON Mission Geology Sophomores CARROLL DEAN HUNTER El Paso Electronics CAROLYN CECILE IVY Houston Home Economics TOMMY SAMMY JAYE Ely, Nevada Diesel CHARLES JETER Houston Business Administration WILLIAM JOSEPH JOHNSON, JR Houston Philosophy i D. SAMMY JONES Greggton Geology BETTY LOIS KING Houston Accounting SONjA RHETA KLUG Chicago, Illinois Speech Therapy ROXANNE KOEPF La Marque Home Economics VERNON R. Houston Agriculture LAMB JAMES FOREST LANE Houston Accounting BYRON LEFTWICH Hughes Springs Pre-Law CLYDE SAUNDERS LILLY Houston Psychology THOMAS MICHAEL LITTLE San Antonio Finance Sophomores JACKIE DON LONG Houston Photography CLIFFORD DANIEL MALEK Houston Civil Engineering GENE AUSTIN McLEROY Housfon Management DAVID W. McMILLIN Housfon Electrical Engineering DONALD NEAL MERCHANT Houston Radio and Television 1 ILEY GEORGE NANCE Dearborn, Michigan Journalism JOSEPH ROXIE NAVARRO Houston Management DOROTHY M. NEWMAN Houston Home Economics JOHN CHARLES NEWSOM Houston Industrial Management MICHAEL D. MIDDLETON Frenchtown, New Jersey Auto Mechanics V ILLIAM NEVILLE MIEKOW Columbus Economics P. M. MILAM, SR. Houston Psychology CHARLES EDGAR MILUM Houston Electrical Engineering DIANE ALCALA MUNRO Beaumont Drama Sophomores JACK CLYDE OGG Houston Radio and Television GEORGE EDWIN OVERTURF Hastings, Nebraska Electricity ERNEST EUGENE PEARSON, JR. Little Rock, Arkansas Accounting LOIS PERRY Houston Distributive Education ROSEMARY PETWAY Houston Art BERTIE PHILLIPS 3 Houston I Radio and Television JOE C. PITTMAN Houston Public Administration PEGGY LOU PITTMAN Housfon Journalism FRANK F. PIWETZ FayetteviUe Woodworking FRANK WARREN POYE Houston Electronics JOHN FRAZIER RAMEY Lake Jackson Petroleum Engineering HARRIET ANN RAYMER Houston Art RONALD R. REESE Housfon Mechanical Engineering GEORGE BENNETT ROBERTSON Housfon Architecture Sophomores JOYCE MAURINE ROBERTSON Pasadena Business Administration DAVID B. ROCHELLE El Dorado, Arkansas Pre-Dental SYLVIA SEARS Bellaire Sociology SAM SEIDEL Red Rock Electrical Engineering SHIRLEY NORMA SCHUMAN Houston Elementary Education ( MILBURNE CHANDLER SHARPE Houston Police Administration THEIL DANE SHASTID Houston Radio and Television BILLY WAYNE SKINNER Houston Business Administration WILLIAM CARROLL SLATER V;ctor a Radio and Television GLORIA MAE SMITH Houston Accounting ■SON THOMAS B. SMITH Markhanr] Photography WILLIAM R. SMITH Houston Political Science ELBERT ERNEST SONNTAG Houston Psychology BARBARA JOHNELLE STINSON Houston Physical Education Sophomores JOHN DAVID SWORE Houston Architecture MARY ALICE TERRY Houston Art WILLIAM MILTON TIMMONS Conroe Radio and Television JAMES WANTON TOWNSEND Jennings, Louisiana Radio and Television GERALDINE RUTH VINCENT Ontario, Canada Education DONNA LOUISE WADE Houston Music ROBERT WAYNE WALKER Woodv)7 e Pharmacy CHARLES PRESSLY WALLACE Duncan, Oklahoma Philosophy MARY JANE WALTON Bellaire Accounting EDWIN JAY WESSEL Ely, Nevada Diesel Engineering WM KENNETH WIESMAN Muenster Y la Diesel Engineering - " • THOMAS W. WINSTON Houston Radio and Television WILMA M. WISCH West Columbia Business Administration f: CHARLIE DAVID YOUNG Houston Photography I a r Rudy Duran of Phi Delta Tau and Jack Ogg of Sigma Alpha Chi discuss the rules for the coming " Tug-O-War. " " That water looks colder than H Echoles. Don Fulenwider disgustedly surveys the plight of Gan Bey and Sigma Alpha Chi pledges, as they still struggle with their end of the rope. Nickey Strakeham pants to Hugh The first annual Tug-O-War took place this year between the pledge classes of Phi Delta Tau, Gan Bey, and Sigma Alpha Chi— With Sigma Alpha Chi and Gan Bey on the short end of the rope. Phi Delta Tau ' s Rudy Duran was the originator of the idea of the intrafraternal Tug-O-War. Rudy promoted the rope used in the " War " and also a trophy for the event. The trophy was donated to the fraternities by Oshman ' s Sporting Goods Store. The event will be held each year in the spring, after the pledge classes have been accepted. It will be between the two largest pledge classes on the campus. The trophy will be kept in the winners ' frater- nity house until the following year when the Tug-O-War will take place. The fraternity winning the trophy three times will be able to keep it. I Phi Tau pledges ready for the coming battle. yi -« " You pledges better pull harder, " yells Buddy AAcCracken of Gan Bey. " Hey, we ' re going the wrong way, " says a Gan Bey pledge as he surveys the wetter aspects of life. 87 Freshman Class Officers MARGARET ANN ALLBRITTON Secretary DON COMO Assemblyman JERRY AAAXEY President 88 ' :a Freshmen ISRAEL ABOULAFIA Houston Business Administration JOYCE ALFORD Houston Drama ELAINE ALTIMORE Houston Radio and Television MARGARET SUSAN ANDREWS El Campo Secretarial Administration BETSEY ANGLE Houston Drama CHARLES ALLEN APPLEGATE Bandera Furniture Upholstering JEANNE H. ARGO Houston Elementary Education JACK C. BARLOW Humble Business Administration MARY ANGELES BARRETT Houston Home Economics ROLAND NOSCO BAYLOR Houston Business Administration DONALD WAYNE BEARDSLEY Houston Agriculture JAMES FRANKLIN BAKER Houston Advertising JIMMY ALLEN BAKER Houston Radio and Television DONALD EUGENE BALCH Houston Air Conditioning and Refrigeration httm Mi Freshmen BARBARA ANN BEATY Austwell Elementary Education BILLY BRUCE BELL Lufkin Business Administration CLEMENT ROBLES BERA Houston Auto Mechanics JIM HENRY BIGHAM Corpus Christi Biology BETSY BLACKMAIL Houston Drama GEORGE T. BLALOCK Ellisville, Mississippi Welding CAROLYN JOANNE BOLMAN Houston Psychology ORDINE LUKE BORDELON Marl(sville, Louisiana Radio and Television DONALD LAMAR BOTTOMS Naples Electrical Engineering GAIL ANNETTE BOWERS Houston Airline Stewardess DOROTHY MAE BRADSHAW Houston Secretarial Administration LARRY ARNOLD BRAMMER Pasadena Pre-Dental ARLIE WINFORD BRANTLEY Trinity Mechanical Engineering LILLIAN BRASSE Houston Secretarial Administration h Freshmen THOMAS H. BRATCHER, JR. Pasadena Pre-Law INA M. BRAZIL Roscoe Secretarial Adminisfratlon BILLY WADE BRITAIN Tyler Optometry RICHARD NEAL BRUMLEY Sulphur Springs Journalism WILLIAM J. BRYANT Pasadena Business Administration m EDGAR ALONZO BUCK Cocoa, Florida Diesel PAUL ROGER BURKE Houston Electrical Engineering AW 10 IDA JO BUTLER Houston Animal Husbandry DONALD THOMAS CAMPBELL Pasadena Business Administration DANIEL A. CANION Houston Photography BILLY GENE CAPLES Jasper Radio and Television DORIS GRETCHEN BURKEY Grand Junction, Colorado Business Administration JOE LEE BURNS Pearsall Electrical Engineering EDNA MONETTE BURTIS Houston Business Administration wmir% Freshmen LOUIS A. CARLTON Houston Electrical Engineering JOE PAUL CARAAICAL Houston Business Administration HERMINE YVONNE CARSON Belzoni, Mississippi Retailing FRANCES A. CARTER Housfon Elementary Education LAVAUGHN CATO Houston Diesel JOANNE CENTANNI Kenner, Louisiana Pharmacy MARGARET FAY JANE CHEN Houston Elementary Education ' ill :%| J0-: I MARION EUGENE CHESHIRE Houston Mechanical Engineering ROSENEL EDNA CHRISTENSEN Houston Radio and Television JOANNE E. CISNEROS Houston Home Economics i- FRED B. CLARK Houston Electronics JOYCE LaVERNE CLINKSCALES Houston Secondary Education J. OWEN COCHRAN Pine Bluff, Arkansas Drafting FRANCIS MARY COCKRELL Beaumont Medical Technology Freshmen JOHN PAUL COLEMAN Houston Pre-Law JANE ELIZABETH COLEY Houston Accounting DONALD RICHARD COLLINS Houston Pre-Law DOROTHY BRIGHT CONDIE Houston Art DAYTON NEAL CONOVER Freeporf Mechanical Engineering HAROLD ROY CORE Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Spanish PATRICIA ANN CORRIGAN Houston Accounting WOODEL JONAS COX Houston Radio and Television MARGARET DIANE COYLE Maplewood, Louisiana Education DAN MICHAEL CRIMMINS St. Louis, Missouri Business Administration CECIL HOLLIS CROW Waco Photography SARAH ANN COVINGTON Orange Business Administration BERT FARMER COWAN Houston Spanish MARY GLENN COX Houston Elementary Education Freshmen MANUEL CRUZ Caldwell Drafting CAROLYN SUE CUMMINGS Pasadena Business Adnninistration LAWRENCE DONNIE CUMMINGS Charlotte, North Carolina Electronics and Television MARJORIE RUTH CUNNINGHAM Houston Business Administration and Spanish ROBERT H. CUNNINGHAM, JR. Houston Electrical Engineering ; JAMES HOWARD CURRENT Houston Mechanical Engineering JERRY CURRIE Houston Elementary Education JOHN ROWLAND DACY Houston Accounting HERBERT R. DAUGHERTY Sarcoxie, Missouri Physics DOW KYLE DAVIES Victoria Business Administration I EDWARD FOSTER DAVIS Houston Architectural Engineering MARTHA JANE DAVIS Orange Business Administration STEWART ALFRED DECKER Houston Agriculture FRANK LEON DeNINA Houston Geology JOSEPH JAMES DOBROVOLNY, JR. Bryan Electrical Engineering DONALD RAY DORTCH Houston Electrical Engineering Freshmen EVERETT ROLAND DENNIS Houston Geology MERVIN HENRY DIAL Houston Petroleum Engineering LENA ANN DICHIARA Houston Home Economics ANN ARLINE DOTSON Houston Physical Therapy SHIRLEY ANN DRAKE Houston Journalism WAYNE DOUGLAS DUNCAN DeKalb Physical Education ELLIS L. DURHAM Houston Architectural Engineering BRUCE B. DURRENBURGER Houston Pre-Law JOHN VINCENT ECKER Vinton, Louis ana Pharmacy ESTHER EARLINE EDGE Refugio Home Economics CLAIBORNE EUGENE EDWARDS Petersburg, Virginia Pre-Dentistry JEANETTE ELLIOTT Waco Elementary Education Freshmen EDGAR SCURRY ELLIS Houston Geology LYNN HARDY ENDERLI Baytown Accounting GORDON RAY ERTZINGER Housfon Mechanical Engineering JOSUE RICARDO ESCOBAR Donna Pharmacy ALIDA AGNES ESCUDE New Orleans, Louisiana Art PILAR MARY ESTRADA Galve ston Business Administration JESSE A. EVANS, JR. Rosenberg Secondary Education EMMA JEAN EVERETT Lake Village, Arkansas Music Education HARRY ERIC FARLEY Turner, Kansas Civil Engineering MALCOLM JACKSON FERGUSON South Houston Mechanical Engineering P JOAN DORIS FISH Willis Airline Stewardess BOBBY JACK FLATT Houston Religion KENNETH ROWE FORBES Taylor Business Administration JAMES HUGH FORD Houston General Engineering Freshmen LORNA DALE FRAZIER Pasadena Drama CECIL LAWRENCE FREELAND Houston Business Administration JESSE COLLINS FREEMAN Houston Petroleum Engineering DONN C. FULLENWEIDER Houston Journalism CATHRYN ANN FUTRELL Houston Business Administration BERNARDO PEREZ GARCIA Gonzales Chemical Engineering OSCAR GLYNN GARNER Austin Psychology GEORGE H. GERDES Houston Architectural Engineering RONNIE MANEY GIEGER Baytown Architectural Engineering DOROTHY JO GOUDELOCK Dickinson Elementary Education GEORGE LEWIS GRAHAM Houston Mechanical Engineering WANDA MORRISON GARRETT Houston Elementary Education MARION CAUSE Kilgore Business Administration BERNICE LOUISE GEESING Houston Business Administration Freshmen HARMON CLIFFORD GRAVES Houston Radio ROBERT WALTER GREEN Houston Agriculture MARIAN RAE GROSSE Houston Airline Stewardess JERRY G. GULSBY Frisco City, Alabama Chemical Engineering BOBBY LAVERNE HALE Alice Chennical Engineering OTIS LEE HALE Houston Electronics J. L. HAMILTON Castleford, Idaho Industrial Electronics DORIS AILEEN HARRIS Houston Education FREDERICK ARTHUR HARRIS, JR. Houston Civil Engineering JOHN RILEY HARRISON Moore Photography YVONNE ERLINE HARRISON Houston Secretarial Administration CAROLYN HART Baton Rouge, Louisiana Elementary Education PATRICIA HATCHELL Dickinson Elementary Education DAWEN GENE HAWKINS Pasadena Art II ' ' i ' f ' ; ' " : " -, ' ■ 7 " " " i ' JACQULYN LILA HAYES Houston Journalism BILLY FRANK HEDRICK league Agriculture WILBUR W. HEINSOHN Fayeffevi ' l e Mechanics HIRAM W. HENDERSON Houston Electronics DORIS E. HENKHAUS Shiner Home Economics ELSIE PEARL HIGGINS Housfon Business Administration JAMES DOUGLAS HILL Texds City Accounting BARBARA ANN HINSON Houston Business Administration BOBBIE REX HOLLAND Houston Television Electronics JON C. HERITAGE Houston Marketing ROBERT OCHOVA HERNANDEZ Galveston Business Administration VERNA MAE HICKS Houston Elementary Education WILLIAM LEO HICKS Hereford Drafting FRANKLIN L. HIETT Houston Chemical Engineering null Freshmen ROBERT KEMPTON HOLMES Portland, Maine Accounting JAMES EDWARD HOOPER Orange Auto-Mechanics DIETER HORST HOPFE Houston Mechanical Engineering ANDY M. HOVLETTE Houston General Business WILLIAM B. HOWARD Pasadena Pre-Med JOHN SAM HUBBY Borger Chemical Engineering TOMMY JEWEL HUGHES Ham ton Optometry KAY ELLEN HURLEY Fort Worth Elementary Education MARTHA LEE IRVIN Houston Home Economics ELAINE M. JACKSON Shreveport, Louisiana Airline Stewardess ALMOND KEITH JOHNSON Pasadena Business Administration JOY CAROLYN JOHNSON Victoria Radio and Television LEE JOHNSON Spencer, Iowa Airline Stewardess CHARLOTTE LEE JONES Houston Airline Stewardess Freshmen E. MYRLENE KENNEDY Pasadena Business Administration LLOYD JOSEPH KERN Houston Architecture JOHN LELAND JORDAN Lockhart History JOHN NEWTON KAHLDEN, JR. Houston Business Administration JERRY MITCHEL KELLER Houston Business Administration QUINTIN CUPPY KIRK Hunt Radio and Television GERTRUDE ANNA KNORR Rosenberg Architecture EMIL CHARLES KOCUREK, JR. Sealy Radio and Television SAM PERRY KOEN San Antonio Engineering EVELYN ANN KOLAR Houston Home Economics HENRY CLAY KOONTZ Victoria Business Administration EARLENE ADELE KOSTER Houston Music ARDEMIS KOUMROUYAN Houston Business Administration JEROME JOE KUBALA Robstown Petroleum Engineering Freshmen ROSE MARIE KUBALA Houston Journalism GLADYS JOY LACY Glenv ' iew, Illinois Secretarial Administration JOHN HUGO LAETSCH Houston Petroleum Engineering LENA MAE LAMPSON Stafford Home Economics CHARLES EMMERSON LANCASTER Houston Auto-Mechanics RODNEY LUKE LANGLINAIS Abbeville, Louisiana Pharmacy HAROLD ELTON LAWRENCE Houston Mechanical Engineering BETTY LOU LAWS Houston Art WRAY OTIS LEA Edinburg Electricity MORGAN ANN LE BLANC Houston Business Administration RAYMOND B. LEDBETTER Brenham Architecture CAROL CRYSTAL LEWIS Houston Chemistry MARTIN B. LEWIS, JR. Houston Mechanical Engineering LEON HERMAN LIPP Houston General Engineering JANICE LOUISE LISTER Houslon Secondary Education LOUISE LAVERNE LITTLETON Housfon Music RUBEN LONGORIA Houston Physical Education ANNA MARY LORANCA El Paso Art EDMUND JAMES LOUCKS Lambertville, New Jersey General Engineering BARBARA JEAN LOWREY Houston Home Economics JOE B. LOY Pasacfena Electronics EVERETT AUGUSTUS LYONS, III Houston Business Administration WALTER LYONS, JR. Housfon Diesel TOBY S. LYTLE freeporf Machine Shop ALLIN EARL MAGNESS Houston History I LOUIS RUSSELL LUCAS New Orleans, Louisiana Pharmacy ANTHONY GEORGE LUPRETE, JR Houston Pharmacy DON LAWSON LYNCH Houston Petroleum Engineering Freshmen CHARLES RUSHING MANNING Pasadena Business Administration BETTY SUE MARTIN Waco Accounting KENNETH LUTHER MARTIN Houston Electronics SYLVIA JEAN MARTIN Houston Secretarial Administration WALTON HAROLD MAYFIELD, JR. Kerrville Radio and Television 1 " Y . Y DAVID CHARLES McCARBLE Houston General Engineering JERRY KENNETH McCOLLUM Houston Pre-Law LEONARD JOSEPH McCORMICK Alexandria, Louisiana Electronics JAMES WINFRED McGOWN San Augustine Welding BOB G. McKINNEY Houston Architectural Engineering T. J. MEARS Vega Air Conditioning and Refrigeration CHARLIE AUGUST MEINSCHER Ausfin Graphic Arts ELISA G. MELCHOR Houston Business Administration HARRY LEE MELLON Richmond Photography i I It, . ■ . ' :-. -IT ' , OLGA MENDOZA Victoria Accounting RALPH MENDOZA Galveston Electrical Engineering NANCY ANN MERRELL Bryan Industrial Design BETTY JEAN MILLER Houston Elementary Education BOBBIE LEE MILLER Houston Secretarial Administration GLENDA ROSE MILLER Houston Drama JASON ROBERT MILLER Honolulu, Hawaii Physical Education ORAN KENNETH MOBLEY Houston Pharmacy JAMES HOWARD MOORE Houston Diesel PATSY ANN MOORE Pasadena Business Administration WILLIAM CHARLES MOSLEY Houston Petroleum Engineering DAVID LEE MINTER Alice Business Administration JUDITH ALLEN MINTER Alice English MILTON EDWARD MIRON Houston English Freshmen BEVERLY LOUISE NAQUIN Lake Charles, Louisiana Photography ROY JAMES NESTER, JR. Houston Petroleum Engineering CAROL ANNt NEWMAN Pasadena Secretarial Administration CHARLES DEAN NEWMAN Lolita Mechanical Engineering GEORGE JULIUS NICHOLS Galena Park Pre-Dental WALTER S. NORMAN Sealy Business Administration NICHOLAS STEVE NOTIAS Houston Radio and Television FRANK CHARLES NOTO Houston Biology CARLOS OANAS Satvadore, South America Petroleum Engineering MICHEAL JERRY O ' BRIEN Houston ISAMU Ol Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii Electronics and Television THOMAS JEROME OLBRYCH New Waverly Business Administration JOHN HENRY OLSOVSKY Moulton Welding PATRICIA ANN O ' ROURKE Houston Business Administration Freshmen ROSEMARY OWENS Galena Park Business Administration AAEDARDO PALACIOS Houston Welding ARLIN LAWRENCE OTTEN Schulenburg Electronics and Television DOYLE I. OWEN Houston Retailing GEORGE KEAGLE OWENS We sboro, Pennsy van a Pharmacy KEN ARNOLD PALMBERG Houston Accounting EMMETT EDWIN PALMER, JR Yazoo City, Mississippi Electronics JOYCE A. PARKER Brazoria Business Administration HARRY ELMER PARSHALL Houston Graphic Arts MYRA SU PAXTON Old Ocean Elementary Education ANDREW CHARLES PEDRAZAS Houston Drafting JOHN G. PATE Houston Journalism LILLIAN MARIE PATE Houston English MERIENE DALE PARKER Baytown Business Administration Freshmen BARBARA JEAN PELL Houston Art ZOILA PERRY Houston Secretarial Administration LEON FRANK PETER El Campo Electronics STUART E. PFISTER Beaumont Geology CLYDE JACKSON PHILLIPS, JR Houston Business Administration NEAL EDWARD PLEASANT Galena Park Retailing NORMA JEWEL PLUNKETT Houston Art FREDDIE SIMON PONCIK Rosenberg Business Administration GERALD WAYNE POOL Houston Mechanical Engineering BARBARA POPE Pasadena Secretarial Administration PATSY LaRUE POSEY San Marcos Radio and Television SHIRLEE JEAN POTVIN Brazona General Business ROBERT DALE POWELL Gatesv( e Business Administration GLINDA GAYLE PRITCHETT Tyler Art Freshmen GEORGE GARY PYBURN Almeda Agriculture JOHN WILLIAM QUEEN Tulsa, Oklahoma Art WILLARD ALBIN PRYBLEK Houston Radio and Television BARBARA ANN PUGH Galena Park Home Economics JAMES PAUL PUGH West Columbia Welding I B. J. RAGAN Greenv e Pre-Optometry EVELYN ANNETTE READ Houston Home Economics MAURICE DARRELL REAGAN South Houston English DAVID BENEDICT RECK Houston Music ATHLENA LAVENER REED Houston Business Administration EDWARD EUGENE REED Rosenberg Civil Engineering RONALD VANCE REED Topeka, Kansas Photography MEL FRANKLIN REESE Houston Pre-Dental PATRICIA JOANN REESE Houston Home Economics Freshmen JEANNE ANN REEVES Franklin Business Administration ALEC HALE REID Houston Drama WAYNE NOEL REID Shreveport, Louisiana Electrical Engineering BETTY ANNE REINECKER Houston Airline Stewardess JOAN MARIE REISS Houston Secretarial Administration CHARLIE JAMES RICE, JR. Houston Journalism HARRIET LOUISE RICE Houston Home Economics EDWARD E. RICKEY Houston Geology BLENDON HUSTON RIEFKOHL Houston Agriculture ARNOLD LEE RIPPLE Tacoma, Washington Radio and Television DON MARVIN RITCHSON Houston Electrical Engineering KENNETH H. ROBBINS Providence, Rhode Island Automotive Repair ROBERT ALVAREZ, JR. Houston Petroleum Engineering EVELYN ROBERTS Houston Airline Stewardess CHARLES EDWARD ROSE Escanaba, Michigan Photography JOHN CHARLES ROBERTS, Houston Geology MARY SUE ROBERTS Texarkana, Arl(ansas Business Administration WILLIAM EWART ROBERTSON Charlottesville, Virginia Education WALTER L. ROZIER Mobile, Alabama Biology SYLVAN DAVID RUBIN Hallettsville Optometry JANET RUBOTTOM Houston History MARION RUCKTASHEL Houston Music RALPH LAVERNE RUTLEDGE Houston Chemical Engineering ROBERT CLAYTON RUNNELS Houston Pre-Med ELIZABETH EUNICE RUSSELL Brownsvi e Journalism RONALD EDWIN RUTHERFORD Kerrville Electronics JEAN LOIS SACKER Beaumont Drama Freshmen R, E. SALINAS, JR. Houston Mechanical Engineering JEANETTE ANN SAMFORD Houston Elementary Education CHARLIE BROWN SANDERS Houston Architectural Engineering EDMOND WALKER SANDERS Sinton Petroleum Engineering L. FRANKLIN SANDERS Houston Chemical Engineering MARY ELIZABETH SANDERS Houston Education MAX EUGENE SANDERS Houston Drafting SHIRLEY ANN SANDERS Magnolia Elementary Education ROBERTO MUN02 SANDINO Granada, Nicaragua Agriculture C. T. SAUNDERS Smithville Petroleum Engineering ALICE ELIZABETH SAVAY Houston Social Administration RONALD LeROY SAWYER Shreveport, Louisiana Business Administration PAUL EDWARD SCHOOLEY Da as Business Administration CHARLES LYNN SCHMIDT Victoria Accounting LEE G. SCOTT Abilene Photography ROBERT B. SCOTT Houston Engineering Freshmen BARBARA LOU SCHULENBURG Houston Home Economics JAMES MAURICE SCHWENKE Houston Art LAURA JACKLYN SCIBA Houston Elementary Education ll JERRY ZEB SEYMORE Abilene Television PATRICIA LOUISE SHANKS Ganado Education DONALD ARLIS SHEFFIELD Houston Psychology RICHARD LEE SHOUP Houston Business Administration MARVIN EVANDER SIKES Houston Business Administration If WILLIAM NEAL SIKKELEE Dallas Business Administration BARBARA MAE SILER Houston Home Economics EARL WATSON SINGLETARY Norfolk, Virginia Business Administration JOHN MARVIN SIPE, JR. Houston Accounting ■ ■■■■Ml Freshmen TERRY LEE SMART Houston Pre-Law BETTY ALVONA SMITH Houston Secretarial Administration CORNELIA BELL SMITH Houston Business Administration DON BERL SMITH Houston Electronics HILTON JAMES SMITH Houston Architectural Engineerin JEANETTE SMITH Houston Journalism NORMA SUE SMITH Houston Home Economics BURL RAY SMITHHEART Huntington Geology GLORIA LaVERNE SNEED Deer Park Music Education MILTON RAYMOND SOBOTIK Houston Mechanical Engineering SYLVIA LUCILLE SOSOLIK Bryan Sociology BILLY MACK St ENCER Sinton Radio and Television WILLIAM O ' NEIL STACY Houston Transportation PAULA ELAINE STALLINGS Terrell Home Economics THEODORE EDWARD STANZELL Schulenburg Business Administration MARGIE ANN STEPHENS Houston Elementary Education FRIEDA B. STEVENSON P asadena Business Administration DICK MARTIN STIPANOUIC 6e a re Electrical Engineering SUE JANE STOCKSTILL Houston English CAROLYN RUTH STONEHAM Navasofa Mathematics JOHN JOSEPH STRICKLAND Houston Geology WARREN TERRY Houston Pre-Law RONALD JAMES THACKER Houston Business Administration JANE ELIZABETH THOMAS St. Paul Park, Minnesota Education LUTHER C. THOMAS, JR. Orlando, Florida Drama THOMAS ALEXANDER SUMMERS, JR Statesville, North Carolina Photography JOHN DUDLEY TAMBURELLO Houston Pre-Law PEGGY ANN TAYLOR Bryan Business Administration Freshmen MURRY GENE THOMAS C ufe City Welding EDWARD MALVIN THOMASON, JR. Mangham, Louisiana Electronics ROBERT L. THOMPSON Houston Electronics EVELYN I. THONIG Houston Pharmacy MARY ANNELLA TILL Houston Music CAROLE FRANCES TOLER Houston Secretarial Administration RAY HARRIS TOLSON A ce Advertising MARC TRAMMELL Houston Radio and Television GERARD LAYTON TURNER Houston Accounting JOHN HENRY UHALT Houston Real Estate ROBERT BROWNING UPTON Houston Agriculture J. D. VACEK Columbus Diesel PERRY JOE VANN Houston Mechanical Engineering JIM WILLIAM VAN WAY Victoria Radio and Television I Freshmen HERNANDO VASQUEZ Bogota, Colombia Petroleum Engineering RUTH VAUGHAN Houston Journalism BILL VAUGHN Houston Mechanical Engineering IGOR VELAZQUEZ-RODRIGUEZ Lima, Peru Business Administration JOHN EDWARD VINSON Wichita Falls Journalism DON BEVERLY WADE Centralia, Illinois Business Administration SYLVIA PATRICIA WAGNON 6e a re Elementary Education CLYDE S. WAINWRIGHT, JR. New Willard Civil Engineering CAROL LYNNE WALKER Houston Elementary Education LEOLA WALKER Houston English GEORGE WILLIAM WATSON ■■t ' Pasadena Business Administration JOHN CHARLES WAGNER H M m 6rownsv e EI ' {w| Electrical Engineering ROBERT LANE WARD V rlV, ' t ' 3| H M Houston Mechanical Engineering JAMES CURTIS WEBB Mt. Calm Auto Mechanics B ! 1 Freshmen MARTHA DIES WEBBER Navasota Accounting JAMES FRANKLIN WENDEL Houston Music MARTHA GLYNN WEST Houston Home Economics WILLIAM AUSTIN WILKERSON Houston Religion ARTHUR ALLEN WILKINS Houston Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I ELWOOD LESTER WILLIAMSON Sealy Radio and Television CAROLE JEANINE WILSON Morgan Art EARL BEUFORD WINTERS Houston Engineering MARTIN G. WISENBAKER Humble Music DELPHINE GUS WITTLIF Houston Electrical Engineering HAROLD MARVIN WOODARD Lake Charles, Louisiana Pharmacy WILLIAM ROBERT WOODARD Houston Che mical Engineering LYLA LEE WOODRUFF Houston Elementary Education BOB RAY WYATT Houston Pre-Dental I Freshmen BERTON FRANCIS YOUNG Bellaire Graphic Arts ' jh ERNEST E. YOUNG Houston Architectural Engineering " " " j M FRANK F. YOUNG Galena Park Chemistry 1 4 i tTsc 1 SALLY YOUNG Hartingen Drama ARCHIE ERWIN ZABEL Woodsboro Petroleum Engineering ROSALIE ANDREA ZETO Housfon Drama I Artists hard at work in commercial art class. Ronnie Dugger, ex-editor of Daily Texan, campus newspaper of the University of Texas, and Bob Kinney, present editor, present H. R. Cullen with the petition of students names from their school as an effort to .thwart his d ecision to bring Senator McCarthy to Houston to speak on San Jacinto Day. P. S. McCarthy spoke at the San Jacinto Battlegrounds on April 21, 1954. I -Ft mrsi Nursing Class Officers V DA WlS NOSK , President MARY KATHRYN JONES First Vice President LOIS MEYER Second Vice President ROSEMARY SELF Secretary MARY NIEMANN Treasurer 120 MARY F. D. ALEXANDER Kennard . . . Senior ELIZABETH R. BARNEY Houston . . . Freshman BUNNY BARROW Houston . . . Freshman BETTY LEE BAYNE Friendswood . . . Freshman UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON COLLEGE OF NURSING DOROTHY JANE BLOYD Houston . . . Senior DAVNA LYNN BLUM Houston . . . Freshman CAROL ANN BORLIN M(nneapo s, Minnesota . . . Freshman FREDA BOWLING Houston . . . Freshman VIVIAN JANE BRAMLETT Bayfown . . . Junior FRANCES NORENE BRANDSTETTER Clute City . . . Freshman VERA OPAL BURGAN Salem, Indiana . . . Senior SYLVIA MAE BURPEE Houston . . . Freshman FRANCES ANN CADY Houston . . . Senior PEGGY JEAN BELL [ Hurt anywhere? Connie Drake and Cherly Gray can ease the pain until the doctor arrives. PATRICIA HOPE CLIFTON Rusk . . . Freshman SUE ANNE CARSON Houston . . . Freshman EDITH FRANCES CARTER Houston . . , Sophomore SHIRLEY B. K. CHAFIN Pearl . . . Senior MARY LEE CHERRY Conroe . . , Freshman ..•%. md NORMA LOU CLINE Houston . . . Junior OLLIE BET COLLINS Port Arthur . . . Freshman CAROLYN COOPER Houston . . . Freshman MARJORIE ADELE CUNNIN GHAM Bettaire . . . Freshman MAGGIE LEE CURRIE Pasadena . . . Freshman ARLENE ANN CULVER Lanypasas . . . Sophomore ETHEL MARILYN DAVENPORT Houston . . . Junior LOU PAULA DAVENPORT Houston . . . Freshman SARAH ELIZABETH DAVIS Houston . . , Junior ,h 1 WINNIE CAMP DAVIS Houston . . . Senior BETTY LOU DIXON Pasadena . . . Sophomore CONNIE LOU DRAKE Dallas . . . Sophomore MARIANA CONCEPCION FLORES A ce . . . Freshman MARY DAVIS ALEXANDER l ' iss Texas Medical Center CHERLT LEE GRAY Beaumont GLENNA GENE GRAY Deer Park . . . Sophomore MIRIAM GAYNELLE GRAY Housfon . . . Graduate BARBARA GENE GUEST Camden, Arkansas . . . Freshman BEVERLY ADELE HALL Housfon . . . Freshman JANICE MARILYN HAMBLE Houston . . . Freshman DORIS LORAINE HARDY Beaumonf . . . Junior BARBARA JEANNE HARMON Corpus Christ! . . . Senior BETTYE BURN HIGHTOWER Porf Arthur . . . Senior [ WALDEEN HINZE Orange Grove . . . Sophomore MARY LYNN HOUSE Anahuac . . . Freshman Fran Folegman, Barbara Tucker and Nan Hollenberg lake up oil painting in their spare time. Did we say nurses had spare time??? KMi . SHIRLEY ANN HUGHES Houston . . . Freshman BARBARA ANN HUSTON Brov nsvitie . . . Sophomore KATHALEEN JONES Houston , . . Senior MARIAN RUTH JONES Ba town . . . Freshman MARY KATHRYN JONES Beavmont . . . Senior BEVERLY HAYES KIERNAN La Porte . . . Freshman JOHNNIE MARIE KIRKPATRICK Houstor} . . . Freshman CAROLYN RUTH KNEPPLE Houston . . . Sophomore MINNIE KONDO Beaumont . . . Freshman ELIZABETH EULA KUETEMAN Houston . . . Senior ABBIE ANN LEWIS Chester . . . Sophomore KATHERINE LINADK Caldwell . . . Freshman ANN MARIE MARTIN Houston . . . Freshman Get with the happy people. JOSEPHINE RUTH MASON Baytown . . . Sophomore GUADALUPE MATA Donna . . . Sophomore ELIZABETH MEADOWS Kilgore . . . Junior LOIS ELAINE MEYER Houston . . . Junior MARY ANN MEYER Edinburg . . . Freshman CANDYCE KAYE MILLER Housfon . . . Freshman AWANDA MARIE MITSCHKE Housfon . . . Freshman BARBARA DELORES MOORE Beaumonr . . . Junior VIRGINIA FAYE MOORE Bayfown . . . Sophomore NELL LOUIS MOSES Baytown . . . Freshman MARY LOUISE NIEMANN Anderson . . . Sophomore I. [ CLAUDIA MARGARET NUCKOLS Houston . . . Freshman DORIS LEE OTTO McAilen . . . Senior " It ' s in the book, " Shirley Chafin, left, and Dorothy Otto, right, sigh with relief as they dig out a nursing class assignment. DOROTHY ANN OTTO McAllen . , . Senior RENA KATE PERRY Henderson . . . Freshman RUTH DARLENE PLANT2 Pomeroy, iowa . . . Senior RITA VERNELL POLLOCK Rosenberg . . . Freshman LOUISE VAUGHN POOL Texarkana . . , Senior CLAUDELL POWERS Houston . . . Freshman HELEN LOUISE PRIEN Houston . . . Freshman ESTELLA RAMOS East Bernard . . . Sophomore JOHANN REESE Bryan . . . Sophomore INEVA DORTHENE REEVES Houston . . . Senior SHIRLEY RUTH RENNER Houston . . . Sophomore VICKI ANITA RIZZUTO La Porte . . . Freshman GINGER MARIE ROBERTS Houston . . . Freshman CAROL VIOLA ROMACK Katy . . . Junior WINNIFRED JENEANNE ROWOL D Houston . . . Freshman RUTH SALLEE Houston . . . Freshman DEAN MEETS QUEEN ... Bob Zschappee pre- sents his date, Fran Cady, queen of the Junior- Senior Decus Prom, to Dean Wiiletts, dean of the College of Nursing. CHARLOTTE IRENE SCHULZE A goa . . . Senior ROSEMARY ROBERTSON SELF Housfon . . . Junior ELIZABETH A. SHEAR Beaumont . . . Junior SHIRLEY ANN SHERMAN Port Necbes . . . Junior WILLIAMENA EDNA STANBERY Houston . . . Junior LEANNE STENZEL Houston . . . Freshman MARILYN STILL Beaumont . . . Junior JO STEWART Harlingen . . . Junior BARBARA ANN STREC ER DeRidder, Louisiana . . . Fresh man SANDRA BETH SCHNEIDER McAflen . . . Junior r " The patient in 304 said to tell you ' Hello ' , " Betty Shear says as she delivers a message to Shirley Geitz. EVELYN ALICE SUTTER Brownsv(7 e . . . Junior SARAH FRANCES THOMAS Bdy Cliff . . . Freshman MARTHA MONTEEN TREADWELL Houston . . . Freshman BARBARA ANN TUCKER Beaumont . . . Freshman VIOLA RUTH URQUHART Houston . . . Freshman BILLIE JO VOLKNER Edna . . . Junior LAVONIA WEAVER Tomball . . . Freshman ARTHUR LOU WHITE Jexarkana . . . Senior JANE LOUISE WHITE Bayfown . . . Sophomore EVELYN ANN WHITESIDES Frankston . . . Sophomore DONNA LYNN WILKINSON Houston . . . Senior MILDRED LUCILLE WILLIAMS Burnet . . . Sophomore VIDA ERIN WISNOSKI Houston . . . Senior « r NORMA LYNNE YUNDT Port Sulphur, Louisiana . . , Freshman MARY ANN WITOVEC Housfon . . . Junior MARY LILLIAN WOODYARD Housfon . . . Freshman Rena Perry and Ruth Plantz take it easy between classes. " Just among us girls , " Betty Shear and Norma Page, top and bottom left, talk over the day ' s happenings with Amber Letty and Shirley Geitz, top and bottom right. Ef 1. i A. o W 1 w tu -- ' i m% in V mmf» f i Studying for the finals are, background, Edith Carter and Shirley Chafin, jnd foreground, Marilyn Still, Doris Hardy, and Dolores Moore. JuaniTa Hunt and Fernell Stark prepare for an evening of soft music. 129 [ SfecUl $0fHie$ n i " S 1= npfmrt ofifcj BUD SWISS Registration Manager " , BILL ZIMMER Schedule Manager RAMON A. VITULLI Regisfraf 44 II BIUIE GREEN Secretary to Director of Admissions JOYCE ANDREWS Eva uafor i JAMES S. ALLEN Assistant Registrar 136 ' ! 137 r I punu$ln% 138 MARION NELSON Invoice Clerk, Purchasing MARGARET PIERCE ' secretary to Auditor H. F. AAcGAW Director of Libraries Students often study in the library lounge. ' V_v t- J 1 CAROLYN IVY and PAULINE SIMPSON, H 1 Junior Circulation Clerks, M 1 help student check his books ouf. 1 RUTH WIKOFF Librarian, Genera Library CARD CATALOG ROOM • nm LOU RUSSELL Director of P acemenf I Seems like this student has found a job. 143 W-« WWWWillWIP!SP«(wi pmu nmims t HELEN GILPIN Director of News Service LIL CRITTENDEN Secretary i 1 mimt $iw£i DR. ALLEN COLLETTE Director of Health and Athletic Physician C. L. SCOTT Medical Technician I Pert Darlene Carothers brings a rush-rush stencil to the Mimeograph Room for James Johnson to run off for her. PEARL WOODALL Supervisor of Mailroom ROBERT VAN VALKENBERG JAMES JOHNSON 146 BILL PATTERSON CAMPUS POLICE-Joe Nerval, W. H. Leftwich, S. W. Ballov, James Story, I. W. Holmes, Don Cook, and Sterling Baker, Director. Lee Johnson and Elaine Altimore. CAMPUS PATROLMEN— W. H. Leftwich, Joe Nezval, and Andrew Geffert hand out a ticket to some unsuspecting ia-j poor soul. I vmmip JACK AUTRY, Linotype Operator; J. V. BURNHAM, Assistant Director of Graphic Arts; S. WAYNE TAYLOR, Director of Grapliic Arts; and CHARLES MEINSCHER, Student, work on makeup for the Cougar. 0 I MARION SAYLOR Executive Secretary Alumni Association Fiesta ' s in the air and ROBERT LUCE and EVELYN GRADDY are infected with the spirit. Here they try to decide which hat to buy. 150 DR. FRANKLIN STOVALL Director of the U. of H. Testing Lab DR. D. C. KROEGER, head of the Pharaiacology department and student, Dimitris Papandrianos give the monkey the once over before they undertake an experiment. I tfmin% emu tmtm fs Reading faster and comprehending nnore is the business of DR. A. J. PELLETTtERI, Director of the Reading Clinic. NELL DEAN, Supervisor of the Reading Clinic, helps Bruce Dyson become a more effective reader. Judging by the number of cups a lot of people must have come to the Snake Pit on therr coffee break. A pretty coed faces the decision of should she or shouldn ' t she as she iooks over the array of desserts in the cafeteria. Three times a day University stu- dents crowd into the cafeteria din- ing room for their daily meals. Earl Carson takes his turn in the coffee line in Cougar Den. Many a student will remember a bull session or card game over coffee in Cougar Den. 151 inUflB; mm i W COMPETITION Athletics R.O.T.C. Affetefic$ ATHLETIC JACK SCOTT Sports Publicity Director i DEPARTMENT MARGARET STANDARD Departmental Secretary HENRY SCOTT Student Assistant J TOM WILSON Trainer CHARLES LONGUET Student Publicity Assistant 159 k FOOTBALL ID . Oh, the memories of that day at Baylor! CLYDE V. LEE Head Football Coach Co-Captains Gillioz and Carr talk with Lee. Clyde Vernon Lee ' s football record at the U of H has been a remarkable one. His thirty-two wins, twenty-seven losses, and two ties as head coach of the Cougars has come during six years of building and over-scheduling in order to gain national prominence. Lee ' s formula for winning football is simple hard work, supreme conditioning, and steady sound football built around power and teamwork. HEAD COACH A team tribute to a mighty fine coach. i bttn ; ses ROBERT EVANS Freshman ASSISTANT COACHES s H , t BacW ' ' HARDEN COOPER Line LOVETTE HILL End 163 SAMMY HOPSON nous I ON NAMES AND GAMES JOHN WELCH Guard " m I „0tm BOBBY CLATTERBUCK Back MARVIN DURRENBERGER End V % ' I ' lii i r ii «if TiiIhii t 3 . « .tt« t » S»? i •» - ...- JOE TED LUTRINGER Back JACKIE HOWTON Back % |tit t • itti ' " " f • ELRAY AAATZKE Uni tity Ol M Back • «•••♦• « R k ' ; HI - I— BOBBY DON WALKER Back X V • ' ' 1 1 BOB CHOUKE Tackle DONNIE DIETRICH Back 5f»: l.. . « KEN REESE Center The HOUSTON, OklaTioma A f t " " 1954 HOUSTON lAN ' S FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR BUDDY GILLIOZ The 1953 football season opened up as a season of doubt for many football stars. For this was the year when players who had played only offense or defense were expected 1o play both. At the close of the season, many familiar All-America and All-Conference names were forgotten. But not so with the name of Buddy Gillioz. Strictly a defensive player for two years, Buddy showed his ability at all phases of the game by taking to offense with uncanny rapidity. Aside from being elected a Co-Captain by his teammates, he was nominated to the All-AAVC team for the second straight year and was honored by being chosen to play in the annual Blue-Gray game. He is also considered to be one of the top professional prospects in the country. His 235 pounds is a sizable percentage of the weight of the entire populace of his home town of Arcadia, Texas, but he moves with amazing speed and agility. His name was never found in the headlines, but he was an important part of the team ' s unity and competence as was noticeable when he was not in the game. ♦ I 166 SPECIAL AWARDS BOB CHOUKE Outstanding Lineman JACK PATTERSON Outstanding Back Most Improved Player ELRAY MATZKE Most Spirited Player PAUL CARR Most Dependable Player 167 Houston 14 Texas A M H WAYNE SHOEMAKER Guard " ° " ' " ' ' " ' --- -- ITZ " Neither .he Big Red ' ' ' ' ° ' OOO fans ' ° " ' ' ' oochdownffo.r ? " - ack " Cougars .,ss ' d t " ::; ' 99- could .ove ,h . „ ' ' ' •° lead,ng 7-0. ' 0. ' s placemen, 4 ° ' " 9 --- m. clin xed h °. " " " " ' °- " " = ' - ' ° gain only 75 . , ' °° " ' half . ' e ' X ' " " resnr „J_J . . " ' ' yards ;„ .l ,. - nuea with the Agqi H--:t;t£f ---- - - - .. P ' ' - Ell ' s passed ,. r ' . " yards in ,hr.. TT " , f ' end, ,n ,he fourth pe , " ' " f V ' -ds around a Houston punt and wen, V ' " ' ' °ol :rhdo: :--, ' ° ' -fo: : , " « cadets :; jiis " rnftr " " t ° ' ' ' -- ng arm carrying thrAr, ° ' ' ' ' " ' Pass ' last play of ' the g, ? ' ? ' ° " Wield. ' o, -P and hi, Joe ihr i, ' h% ' ' r - ' of a tne Houston in v.rW 1. a long pa., ., -Xle tacMe by Tc t ' ' " r ' ° " ' v a derate saved th . r« - " " cKie Howton on ti,« " - a ' ead oT " ° ' " - en Iff; - BILLY POLSON Back AAcWhirter scores first Cougar touchdown. Speedy Ken Stegall gains yardage in third quarter Houston Texas . 7 28 .. .... isimfm:- ' .lumped coii ' i-- _ Texas Longho ' " ' . ,, period lo ° " ' ° ' -—::::r ' fo. ■- ' t. ;. ' : Hoos on p; :, ' ,,,do.o paraded " e . ,v,er bad s cougaf -- ' " rngvTorn ' V e ball onj _ . ,„. at ihe l " JACK PATTERSON Back EDGAR WILLHELM Center Poison finds big hole in Longhorn line. I Houston 25 Detroit 19 . BOBBY DORSEY End DETROIT o l feBRBkHMito d» oo. on : " ' " ' ° ' " ' ;,„;::• ' ' " ' ' -» ' - took z ' ' ° " a keeper pl,y . " ' " ' ° " " ey 3e, p Zr " " ' " ' ' off and " " " Pa l[ ' - ' •- Petr . ' !! --- -e ..„,„ " °- ' i- I ,3. ' " " - -■- o.e. f „,, M rs marched Rr, ' ° ri 17 ,, ' " " ' « ' 25, , „ " ' ' ' n e,Qh, " " " ' P " n ' 34 yards , " ' 9 ' " « ' returned ' ' -h around ef L " ' ' -C sco ed " ' H« . " end Tt,. scored on a ; ' ° " ' ton ,hre.,en- , ' ' ' - ended w,-,h Trans ' 5. ' - -o,her score on ,;, DONALD FOLKS End Ken Reese about to drop Detroit ' s Burgmeier. RODNEY CARPENTER Guard mir- Houston . . . . Oklahoma A M 7 14 ilw« Green picks up yaf ' 3 after gathering in piJ " - f 4 fl :rtxi : ' - - - _..... ---: ' ' " ' ' Harg-- bangea over or . , .dow- 55 vara n arch - J .,;:,, Coaxed J J,ed .V,e Hoosron led 7 3 55 V ., , ,ga.o , ,, , W,cW -n V e ■ " ' rt varaaae, bo, U a ' over ror. B I Firs, Downs Passing ■ ' ' . . Passes At,emp ' ed Passes Con P ' " ' " d Passes intercepted 1 Fonts Porting Average 1 Fomb es Lost YardsP HSll er " -■ :oont. 3 defensive battle ..ega-- r: ;-- ' " ;ra " nr:: " -°-ta:: :-- ' t:tc ' - ' ° ' °::o ivi-= ' " ' " Salce wi V, San ntv HoP- futile chase. JIM BAUGHMAN Back NEWTON SHOWS Back tt TOMMY BAILES Back Don Hargrove is stopped by Bredde. .! Houston Arizona State VERLE CRAY Guard . . ' pueo with L ■ -■» " - ' ve Arizona Sfaf„ , ' °f H le.r ■ quarter wl, ' ' ' °«d the r. " 4. fun b e i " t " i ' " ' -w rer ' Ta ' " . " ' ' ' " ' he Co " ' ' ' " 50 and ' ' 9 " ' 3 and went . ° " ' o nd som l ° yard As , ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' ° ' ' efnZ ' y ' ' ' Peking .9 ° " " d ga e which ? " ' ° rely „ . ' " 9- Don H. ' ■ ' " ed up 271 " " ir -- 9ain ' ?;°:; -- ag ' ain ' Ve ' t T ' ' carries. 9en,ng 85 ya d, ' " ding ' " sixteen DON HARGROVE Back Bobby Don Walker stopped after short gain. Houston 21 Tulsa 23 .from one yard out. poison scores from ..m 0 ' " ' „( ihose long shols - " ' ' " ' ' : ned a u " ble, an .nte cep . ,, 10 " n mid-aU and returned Clatterbuck sn , ,econd 9 ,„, hdo v, ,, l.ved, ,,„, -- :!!:ll---— -T:;; a.ead. ;e a .■„, a pa« - ,, ao.n HOUSTON f„s, Downs Vards passing Vards " " - nTpCeli ;res " ter cepted Funis Punting Average fumbles «- ' n :lor; ' -- ,,, ngt t down(.eidJor . P ' " o ever, as ' ' ' %J°1ead -« ' ° " To; ' l " " " ' ' To ' « ' ' ° " l ' u for the =° ' - . .„a Houston had right tackle fo, H i ev Jackie Howton 7 was wide. KEN STEGALL Back f I % TED GRAY Back Stegall, behind good block by Carr picks up yardage. Cougar scoring bid is momentarily halted. w Houston Baylor . GEORGE HYNES End 37 7 Pane rson 9 ' ' mauled down fro " 1 behind. °- Nov. ,,-F LAVELL ISBELL Tackle ' " ' wo seco . " ' ' " ° " " ° ' ° ' ocl(ed a R=, ; " ' when n and wen, 25 fcr Th ' " ' " " ' d- ' ' 9 " had h,-3 „ ' ° - " That old Baylor line " has rough time with Stegall. Carr throws good block to clear way for Stegall. ■f Houston . . . Texas Tech . 21 41 Spinks paves the way for Janes. ■T::«- :::-r:. ' n. b-ir ' ::jt:«ir : - « ••;»» " -■ ' " ;7.i- " « CO-.... ' -- -rr-ra -rrr ;; ; ;;, ,„d wen, 5 va ds ,,,, ,3. 9 -- ' .- .,;°;:: and scored ,W,ce - ■ „„e score and w. ,, , 3 n,ne Y „. ,a.e .o.n.on W. H ,, , ,3.,, . score, pass in ' he end .on BEN WILSON End JIM BLACKSTONE Guard Raiders complete another pass. Stegall shows his speed! Houston . Tennessee JACK BARNES Guard 33 19 Wade c , ' ' ' ' brilliant da " third TD. ' - Dec. 5— Tho c , Jfl WsS SSBtek . " P ' - sed 23.000 f. ' " " ' " " of ,h, „„ s ,h. r-. ' ' ' ds on on,,. . ° °f ' hem on run, T ' ' - " b ct j;„ " " ' " c ng 33.,, Wade had , " ' ° y ' d, a ' ' ° ' d all nni . " o (o ,,1 . ' " a. A smart ... " " Wade,aJ ;3r;:---c,o.n.;ro7,: ' ' ' 3s the , ™ °n on u 1 " ' " on ' " ' ' " ' ■ ' " 9 line n,., ' " ° e « and 60 yards A ' " ° ed , - ' " Oil Oeat T " " o " " " see ,ook ,;, Tennessee a, i,s „ " — ' ° ' ke , •-: ::: :;;t - ' ' •■ ::- - - :: -- - -:. • ° " » ' on ,ook ,he .. ' ' ' ° ' ' ' ' " " ' " " «-ed,he, ,h,, ;- " " dMf ,,,,, . .o: ' .t ° " - came l ' o.ed ' ;:i _ ao .Jt ' ;- ' en .,,, Vo s ' s covered a bohh, T " ' - ' o SCO T ' " " - " ' oofc H° ' " " ' ° " " e 4 T;e% ' ° " ' -- - ' b e,, :t " ' -° .co.. ' «--ed.,trr,; ' " ' " - ' " e final ___Jl_ c score. WAYNE GEDDES Tackle Stegall finds big hole in VOLS line. Patterson plunges for a score. First row, left to right: Coach Evans, Coach Simmons, Lutringer, Lynn, Bourgeois, Meeks, Baughman, Barnes, Mascot Gauert, Bloom, Stegall, Hopson, Howton, Poison, Gray, Tiedt, Coach Hill. Second row: Eschenfelder, McWhirter, Dorsey, Patterson, Reese, Bailes, Matzke, Carr, Gillioz, Shoemaker, Cole, Ciatterbuck, Burton, SchnSubelt, Hynes. Third row: Coach Lackey, Wilson, Faour, Durrenberger, Isbell, Bradley, Wilson, Johnson, Cravens, Wind, Shows, Walker, Brown, Hargrove, Mcllroy, Bockart, Folks, Welch, Chouke, Coach Lee, Coach Cooper. Fourth row: Dietrich, Koym, Swindler, Tusa, Akerman, Willey, Geddes, Hendrickson, Carpenter, Cavazos, Dean, Blackstone, Willhelm, Cray. 1953 VARSITY VERNON ESCHENFELDER Manager KEN FAOUR Manager 11 1953 FOOTBALL RECORD HOUSTON OPPONENT 14 Sept. 26-Texas A M 14 7 Oct. 3— Texas _28 25 Oct. 9— Detroit 19 7 Oct. 17-Okla. A M 14 24 Oct. 24— Arizona State ...20 21 Nov. 7-Tulsa 23 37 Nov. 14— Baylor 7 21 Nov. 21 -Texas Tech 41 33 Dec. 5— Tennessee 19 FRESHMAN TEAM The Cougar " Kittens, " led by the rushing of Joe Bob Snnith and the generalship of Don Flynn, Frank Paul, and the diminutive Al Hawthorne compiled a three won and two lost record. Playing some of the best Junior College teams in the Southwest, the freshmen averaged 1 3 points a game. Because of his outstanding play all season, Joe Bob Smith was voted the best varsity prospect of the freshman team. FRESHMAN FOOTBALL RECORD HOUSTON OPPONENT 25 Blinn 6 20 Wharton 19 14 Victoria 13 13 Del Mar 18 Tyler 28 First row, left to right: AAarrero, Shpreckengaust, Smith, Schwartz, Loftus, Cooper, Terry, Second row: Young, Hawthorne, Vitello, Moss, Meyer, Toucheck, Dearen, Proctor, Guidry, Raitano, Ray. Third row: Coach Evans, Donisi, Turnbull, McChesney, Reed, McKinney, Allan, Brinkley, Farah, Gammage, Franks, Coach Lackey. Fourth row: Johnson, Spencer, Paul, Tubbleville, Crimmins, Smith, Hallmark, Corbell, Chupik. Flynn. Drum majorettes Carolyn Golibart, Virginia Alderson, and Mary Morgan. THE COUGAR BAND Kathy Satterwhite, Rosemary Trentacost and June Gaulding. 4SHM j — - - BASKETBACT " B K k ' mr r M 1 lli V lilt k % ?- m THE SEASON Pre-season hopes for a successful 53-54 campaign were high on the University of Houston campus. Only two lettermen were lost by graduation from the pre- vious season. Gary Shivers and Jack Mosher were expected to lead the Big Red to a winning season. However, the Cougars could never seem to find the winning combination. Many close games were lost in the final seconds as the Cougars posted a disappoint- ing eleven won and fifteen lost. Highlight of the year was the Cougars ' invitation to play in their first major tournament in Louisville, Ken- tucky. Against first rate competition, the Big Red won one of three games. As was expected, Gary Shivers and Jack Mosher battled it out for individual scoring honors. Shivers edged out Mosher with 405 points to 403 and a game average of 15.6 to 15.5. i ALDEN PASCHE Coach VARSITY SEASON RECORD SCORES HOUSTON OPPONENT 89 Sam Houston 88 62 Texas A M 56 64 Texas ... - 68 78 Lamar Tech 65 77 Detroit 62 71 Detroit 63 64 Wichita 78 61 Okla. A M 76 62 Okla. City U 70 69 St. Louis . 66 71 Bradley 86 82 Lamar Tech 69 48 Okla. A M 62 69 Murray State — 62 79 Texas 80 71 St. Louis 73 57 Tulsa - 59 62 Missouri -96 81 Sam Houston 66 81 Wichita 86 52 Texas A M -- 51 57 Tulsa 73 54 Okla. City U. ..- 58 61 Western Kentucky 91 81 Sienna -- 60 66 Villanova 73 182 Christmas tournament JOE O ' CONNER Manager ! Houston 89 i ll Sam Houston 88 | i ' ' ' J li Houston 81 Sam Houston 66 mf s IP ' m The Cougars opened the cage season in Huntsville, squeezing past the Sam Houston State Beari ats 89-88. Victory came in the final three seconds of play on the second of two charity tosses presented to Jack Mosher. The senior guard slipped his second throw through the rim after missing the first, breaking the tie. J 1 The Cougars took a 21-19 first quarter lead, but fell behind 44-42 at halftime. A hard-fought, free fouling third period left the clubs deadlocked at 68 all. w ■ f 1 » %v ' » JACK MOSHER Guard Shivers ties up Murray Stater. Alden Pasche ' s charges jumped into a 6-0 lead in the opening minutes of the second game with the Bearkats and the Cougars went on to rout them 81-66. The Cougars displayed fine scoring form for three quarters before slacking up in the final period. Shivers was high point man with 24. Mosher and Hatton followed with 20 and 12 respectively. Tom Sewell paced the Kats ' attack with 18. Hatton fights for rebound against Chiefs. Foster checks Boushka ' s attempt. 1 " WSM 1. .mm A 1 Rl KE lMU m rr— - ' ' m Ii|Se J 1 H» 1 Houston 62 Aggies 56 Houston 52 Aggies 51 In a match that had some of the earmarks of a typical early-season opener, the Cougars needed a 19 point third period to down the Texas Aggies 62-56, in the Cougars basketball season home opener. A sluggish first half, replete with some bad passing and some equally bad shooting, hardly enthused the gathering of 1,700 fans. But, paced by 6 foot 9 Gary Shivers, the Cougars overcame a 36-30 halftime Aggie lead to go in front and hold the lead from the third period on. Gary Shivers was top scorer with 15 points, while Kittman and AAosher followed with 12 and 1 1. Mosher tries a jump shot. Led by Jack AAosher, the Cougars nudged the Aggies 52-51 in their second encounter, the decisive points coming in the final ten seconds. Although the Cougars led most of the way, they fell behind in the last minute 51-48. But the never-say-die spirit of AAosher proved effective as he stole the ball twice in the fading seconds and hit two quick one- handers from the corner. Texas A AA ' s Jim Addison was the game ' s top point producer with 16 markers. Shivers and AAosher each connected for 12. Bell gets shot blocked. Houston 64 Texas 68 Houston 79 Texas 80 A 21 point fourth quarter rally by the Texas Longhorns overcame a smiliar third period outburst by the Cougars and gave the Steers a 68-64 victory. Texas, paced by the shooting of Saunders sped to a 31-26 halftime advantage. Houston got in front in the third period with Mosher and Hatton hitting for 17 points between them. Texas rallied strong in the last period to close the gap and win the game. Saunders of Texas was high man with 26 points. Mosher had 20 for Houston. JIM HATTON Forward Shivers and Saunders jump center. The second match between the schools was another thriller, this one going to the Longhorns again by the score of 80-79. The highly favored Southwest Conference Longhorns were hard pressed throughout and came from behind in the closing minutes of the game. The game was a heartbreaker to lose for the Cougars who are still seeking their first victory over Texas. Kittman fights for a rebound. Shivers goes high to steal ball. Houston 78 Tech 65 Houston 82 Tech 69 Houston won their third of four games by downing Lamar Tech 78-65. Tech led the Cougars at the end of the first quarter 20-1 1. The Cougars slowly closed the gap and AAosher ' s crip shot at the half gave Houston a 32-32 tie at intermission. In the second half Foster pumped in 13 points to put Houston ahead for keeps. Foster led all scorers with 18 points. Shivers was next with 17. POPS " FOSTER Forward Jack AAosher out-grimaces everyone for the ball Starting slow but gaining speed in the third and final quarters, Houston beat Lamar in the return battle 82-69. Hitting a remarkable 43 per cent of their shots in the first half, Tech led at the half by a 31-29 margin. In the third and fourth quarters, they cooled con- siderably and the Cougars pulled away with ease. Jackie Bell was high man for the Cougars with 20 points. Foster makes two on a jump shot. Foster drops in two points. Houston 77 Detroit 62 Houston 71 Detroit 63 In a game marred by the shrieking of the referee ' s whistle, Houston downed the Titans 77-62. A total of 57 fouls was called in the roughly played contest. Houston never relinquished a first quarter lead of 21-18. Detroit managed to cut the lead to 34-33 at the half. Jack Mosher kept the Titans off balance in the remaining quarters with some remarkable shooting and dribbling. " Pops " Foster led the Cougar attack with 19 points while Shivers garnered 17. HERB HOSKINS Guard Shivers goes high to drop in two points The second game was played the following night and again the game turned into a rough contest. The Titans, fighting desperately to salvage a split in the two game series, were never quite able to over- take the Cougars and went down to defeat 71-63. Houston, led by Mosher, Shivers, and Foster gained their second MVC victory in as many tries. Shivers hooks one over a Detroit man. " Pops " Foster lays one up. Houston 64 Wichita 78 Houston 81 Wichita 86 Wichita handed the Cougars their first league set-back in three tries by a score of 78-64. Wichita, behind the brilliant Cleo Littleton, led throughout and had a 44-34 halftime advantage. Littleton sat out most of the third quarter, but Wichita went on to increase their lead. Littleton and Houston ' s Shivers had quite a scoring battle with Littleton getting 22 and Shivers 21. JIM GRIGSBY Guard Shivers tries to block a hook shot. Shivers drives in for Iwo points. The second game between these two schools was reminiscent of the first one. This time Littleton led his Wichita Wheatshockers in their second victory over Houston by an 86-81 margin. The game was again highlighted by a scoring duel between Littleton and Shivers. The two pivot men re- sponded with 32 points apiece. Hatton grabs a rebound. i Houston 61 Oklahoma A M ...76 Houston 48 Oklahoma A M ...64 The fourth ranking Cowboys got quite a scare for three quarters before rallying in the last period for a 76-61 win. Behind fiery Jack Mosher, the Cougars led 19-10 but fell to a 31-30 disadvantage at halftime. The score was tied seven times in the third period before the Aggies pulled away for keeps. Bob Mattick, A M ' s highly regarded center was held to 15 points, far below his 21 point average. Mosher led all scorers with 21 points. Bob AAattick drops in two for the Aggres. Before a capacity crowd. Bob AAattick and AAack Carter led the Aggies to an easy 64-48 victory in the second encounter. A AA broke away to a quick 17-12 lead at the quarter and widened it to 31-24 at the half. The third period spread was 46-35 and the Cougars were never close from there out. Bob AAattick had 22 points and Carter had 17 for the Aggies. Bell and AAosher were high for the Cougars with 9 and 8 points respectively. That man AAattick again reaches for a rebound Houston 62 Oklahoma City 70 Houston 54 Oklahoma City 58 A terrific 41 point scoring binge by Arnold Short gave the Indians an early lead and they went on to stop the Cougars 70-62. Short hit 18 points and missed only one field goal attempt in the first period to pull the Chiefs ahead 27-11. Houston fought back to within four points midway in the third quarter, but Short and his teammates put the game out of reach with another barrage of baskets. Gary Shivers and Jack AAosher had 16 and 15 points for Houston while Short hit 41 points and tossed in 17 of 18 foul shots. WILLBURN BOOHER Guard Hatton and two Chiefs fight for the ball. It took high scoring Arnold Short three quarters to warm up and in that time OCU supporters had some doubts about the Chiefs finally beating the Cougars 58-54. But in the fourth period the 6 foot 3 hotshot found the range and plunked in 1 1 counters to clinch the victory for his team and scoring honors with 25 points. Especially troublesome to OCU were Houston ' s Guard Jack AAosher and Center Gary Shivers who were run- ners-up with 18 and 17 points respectively. Gary Shivers makes two the easy way. " Pops " Foster drops in two. Houston 69 St Louis 66 Houston 71 St. Louis .73 Guard Jack Mosher ' s 20 points carried Houston to a 69-66 MVC basketball victory over St. Louis. The Billikens moved Into an early 10 point lead in the second quarter and led Houston 42-35 at halftime. But the third period changed all that, as St. Louis could manage only 7 points. Houston, meanwhile built up a 58- 49 third period lead which it never relinquished. Lopez eyes basket for jump shot. The second game, played in Houston was a reverse of the first game. The Cougars jumped into a quick lead and steadily built it up to a 15 point advantage at the end of the third period. In the fourth quarter, Houston could do nothing right and Dick Boushka of St. Louis led his teammates in an amazing rally to overtake the Cougars in the final hectic minutes of the game by a 73-71 count. Foster gets lay up blocked. Houston 57 Tulsa 59 Houston 57 TulsG 73 The Cougars had two opponents— their own ineptness and Tulsa University— and couldn ' t beat either as the Golden Hurricane beat Houston 59-57. The best that could be said for Coach Alden Pasche ' s Big Red is that they never quit trying. Tulsa held a 57-50 lead with only a minute to go, but the Cougars closed it to the final two point margin with Jack Mosher tossing in a long one-hander as the buzzer ended the game. Jack Foster, who scored all of his 12 points in the first half, teamed with Jack Mosher to keep Houston in the ball game at the half 32-26. LUPE LOPEZ Guard Scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter, Tulsa clinched a 73-57 basketball victory. The Hurricane started out fast, taking a 10 point lead in the first period, but the Cougars narrowed the gap and at the half were ahead 34-33. The contest ended Houston ' s conference competition and left them in fifth place. Bob Patterson, Tulsa forward led all scorers with 24 points. Hatton was high man for the Cougars with 12. Mosher drops in two on jump shot from corner. Jackie Bell tries a jump shot. Houston 69 Murray State 62 Houston 62 Missouri 96 Houston 71 Bradley 86 The Cougars split single contests between Murray State and Missouri. Against Murray, Jack Mosher displayed some fancy shoot- ing to go along with some remarkable dribbling to rally the Cougars and beat Murray 69-62. Missouri beat the Cougars in the first meeting of these two schools 96-62. Shivers taps one in Bradley piled up a big lead with sharp shooting in the first half and rolled to an 86-71 win. Hitting 46 per cent of their shots in the first half, the Peoria Braves left the floor with a 51-34 halftime lead. Bradley had no trouble holding the upper hand through the listless second half. Jack Mosher led the Cougars with 18 points, while Lopez got 1 7. Mosher fights for ball. First row: Lopez, Grigsby, Bell, Booher, Mosher. Second row: Kitlman, Palafox, Hoskins, Scott, Foster Third row: Coach Pasche, Scott, Placke, Shivers, Hatton, Pettiette, Assistant Coach Lewis. ' 53- ' 54 VARSITY Coach Pasche and Assistant Guy Lewis talk over some plays for the next game with the team. CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT " K 8 . TOURNAMENT SCORES HOUSTON OPPONENT 61 Western Kentucky 91 81 Sienna 60 66 Villanova 73 The University of Houston Cougars trav- eled to Louisville, Kentucky to participate in their first major tournament. As misfortune would have it, the Cougars drew top-seeded, sixth ranked. Western Kentucky for the first round. The Hilltoppers entered the tournament with a 9 and record. The tall Hilltoppers easily registered their tenth victory by routing the Cougars 91-61. Taking full advantage of the height superior- ity. Western took a 26-14 first quarter lead and a commanding 49-30 lead at halftime. The score at the end of the third quarter was 76-42. Turner lays one up from underneath. Kentucky ' s sensational Tom Marshall led the scorers with 21 points. Following close behind were teammates Turner and Able with 16. Jack AAosher led the Cougars with 15 points. The next day Houston rode to an easy 81-60 victory over Sienna in the consolation bracket. Houston had the height advantage in this contest and used it to good advantage by rolling up a 44-26 halftime lead. The Cougars outscored Sienna 18-11 in the first period and 26-15 in the second. Sienna outscored the Cougars in the first part of the third quarter, but Houston finished the third period with a 66-47 lead, enough to breeze the rest of the way. Gary Shivers, the Cougars ' 6-9 center, and Jackie Bell, 5-10 guard paced the Cougars with 20 points apiece. Bill Kirsch and Joe Gunderman, each with 16, led Sienna. Hatton and Bell watch King drop in two. In the consolation championship, the Cou- gars fell to Villanova Wildcats by a score of 73-66. With Bob Shafer hitting for 20 points, Vill- anova built up a 47-36 halftime advantage. After he was out of the game with his fifth personal foul, Houston rallied and held the lead briefly at 61-60 with four minutes re- maining in the game. A fielder and two free throws by Devine put Villanova ahead again to stay. The Cougars gave a good account of themselves in their first tournament against top-notch competition. " Pops " Foster, Cou- gar sophomore, was named to the Ail-Tour- nament Team. 196 First row, left to right: Sowell, manager; Hambright, Powers, Sanders, Hiney. Cohen, McElveen, Czerwaty, Stuart, Second row: Ash, Gulsby, FRESHMAN BASKETBALL SEASON RECORD SCORES HOUSTON OPPONENTS 58 Kilgore Jr. College _ 61 68 San Marcos 70 84 Dei Mar Jr. College 78 62 Victoria Jr. College 66 72 Del Mar Jr. College 50 83 Blinn Jr. College 44 59 Del Mar Jr. College 62 62 Wharton Jr. College 79 78 Blinn Jr. College 61 n Kilgore Jr. College — 64 66 Allen Academy 71 57 Allen Academy 61 62 Tyler Jr. College ..__ 85 79 Kilgore Jr. College -...77 87 Tyler Jr. College 83 Wclori ' a Tournament LEADING SCORERS Points Avg. JIMMY ASH 236 15.7 MARVIN COHEN --171 13.1 ANDY McELVEEN 169 11.2 NED THOMPSON Coach 198 TRACK 1 tR50 i The Cougar trackmen, behind the expert coach- ing of Jack Patterson, placed second to Oklahoma A M in the Missouri Valley Conference and ranked very high across the nation in sprints and relays. This may not sound too amazing, except when you consider the U of H track squad was only fifteen strong. They say solid competition is a great thing for perfection, and five times Coach Patterson had to watch his relay teams run second to the great Texas Longhorn teams. Four times, Texas had to establish new records to edge the frustrated Cougars. Coach Patterson is fast developing into one of the great track coaches. He has probably done more with less than any other coach. Working with a very thin squad, he molded runners into events they had never run before. Larry AAcBride ran the low hurdles for the first time this year and by the end of the year had developed into one of the top hurdlers in the Southwest. Our hats are off to a great coach and team who gave it all they had, but could not quite attain victory. As Harv Boughton, sports editor put it, " It ' s like climbing an unsealed mountain only to find somebody selling hot dogs on top. " i Kneeling and sitting: Cooper, Petkovsek, Clement, Richers, Boone. Standing, left to right: Spillios, Stegall, Jones, Fowler, Pruitt, McBride, Grainger, Mcllroy, Armstrong, Jett, Coach Patterson. 200 INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES 100-YARD DASH AAcBride _, 9.7 220-YARD DASH AAcBride 20.6 440-YARD DASH Richers — 48.5 440-YARD RELAY Boone, Jett, Jones, AAcBride — 40.6 880-YARD RELAY Boone, Jett, Jones, AAcBride 126.0 AAILE RELAY Fowler, Petkovsek, Boone, Richers 3:15.6 220-YARD LOW HURDLES AAcBride .„- ____ 23.5 120-YARD HIGH HURDLES Pruitt 14.5 DISCUS Spillios 156 ' 0 " SHOT PUT Spillios 49 ' 8 7 8 " JAVELIN AAcllroy -__. 177 ' 5 3 4 " BROAD JUAAP Stengall 22 ' 6 3 4 " BILLY AAclLROY Discus t 202 " ' • ' T, BOONF PETKOVSEK, FOWLER, BOONE, and RICHERS Mile Relay MVC Meet Oklahoma A M came into Houston seeking its 14th straight MVC track title. No one was expected to give the Ags much trouble except maybe the thin Cougar squad. After racing all night in the most hotly contested meet, the whole affair boiled down to the last thirty years of the final event. The Aggies needed to establish a new record in the mile relay to win the meet and turn back a brilliant Cougar bid.. Larry McBride, of Houston, was high point scorer of the meet with 14 4 points and was the unanimous pick for the Seymour Lieberman Outstanding Individual Trophy. He won the 100 and 220-yard dashes, placed second in the 220-yard low hurdles and ran the last leg on the record breaking sprint relay squad. McBride ' s mark of 20.6 in the 220, bet- tered the record of 20.7 set by Roland Locke of Nebraska in 1926. Three ' s a winning crowd, Kirby Kett, Doyle Jones and Larry McBride streak across the finish line. McBride receives Outstanding Athlete Trophy. SUMMARIES POLE VAULT Manwarring, Okla. A M-13 ' 2 " JAVELIN Mcllroy, Houston- 177 ' 5 " DISCUS Spillios, Houston-143 ' 9y2 " SHOT PUT .- Spillios, Houston-47 ' y2 " BROAD JUMP Hill, Wichita-22 ' 7 " 440-YARD RELAY Houston-41.2 (New record) HIGH JUMP A M, Tulsa tied-6 ' 3 " 100-YARD DASH _.. McBride, Houston-9.7 120-YARD HURDLES Pruitt, Houston-14.8 880-YARD RUN Landquist, Okla. A M- 1 : 57.3 220-YARD RUN McBride, Houston-20.6 (New record) MILE RUN Landquist, Okla. A M-4:20 440-YARD RUN Richers, Houston-48.5 TWO-MILE RUN — - Eckhoff, Okla. A M-9:19 220-YARD HURDLES Pruitt, Houston-23.7 MILE RELAY Okla. A M-3:15.4 204 Larry McBride, last and winning link of the Uni- versity ' s record setting 440-yard relay streaks across the finish line. TEAM TOTALS Oklahoma A M -.74 1 6 Houston —73 Wich ita 22. Tulsa -.._ -- 4 5 6 Detroit .— 2 BASEBALL ' •I I The Houston baseball squad was as inconsistent and erratic as Houston weather and wound up with a poor twelve won and eleven lost record. Coach Hill ' s team was expected to give Oklahoma A M a tough battle for the Missouri Valley Conference title, but finished up in third place. The Cougars boasted a strong hitting team, with five of the starting nine hitting over .300. How- ever, many errors at strategic times proved costly and a lot of ball games were lost that should have been won. Carlton Hanta, shortstop, led the Cougars again this year. In addition to hitting a hefty .354, he connected for seven home runs. Jack Schultea led the pitchers with a seven won two lost record. SEASON RECORD SCORES HOUSTON OPPONENTS 5 Baylor 4 5 Baylor _— - 8 4 Texas A M 8 6 Sul Ross State 5 3 Sul Ross State 5 4 Minnesota U 1 8 Minnesota U. 4 2 Sam Houston State 1 4 Texas Lutheran 15 5 Texas Lutheran - 3 14 Texas A M 2 Nebraska 3 2 Nebraska 3 19 Wichita 1 1 Wichita 2 14 Oklahoma A M 4 Oklahoma A M 6 7 Oklahoma A M 11 5 Sam Houston — _ 1 2 T ulsa 4 6 Tulsa 2 2 Tulsa 4 CARLTON HANTA-Shortstop BATTING AVERAGES PLAYER POS. Hanta SS Dean CF Osbourn _ 3B Tucker 1 B Shipley LF Vickers — 2B Langford — RF Arrington C PITCHING RECORDS PITCHER WON Schultea 7 Clatterbuck 3 Zeller 1 Lillie 1 i AVG. .354 .341 .327 .325 .322 .280 .194 .099 LOST 2 1 DOUG OSBURN Third Base O o, HlPi ' ' G 0,0 ' ' ' •e c.e,; -nd of m " " «« « w rrnrmrmmmmm TENNIS . i 1 The Cougar tennis team compiled an over- all season record of eight wins and three losses. The schedule this year saw the Big Red facing a variety of opponents. Besides their regular college competition, the Cou- gars played the Houston All-Stars and met the British Ship, the HAAS Sheffield. The season was capped by sweeping the AAVC tournament. John Been won the sin- gles and teamed with Ken Wagstaff to take the doubles. I JOHN HOFF Coach HOUSTON 6 12 2 6 7 6 1 7 4 6 2 SEASON RECORD SCORES OPPONENTS Southeastern Okla. HAAS Sheffield Houston All-Stars 5 Hardin-Simmons Texas A AA — Baylor Texas 5 Texas A AA Okla. A AA _„ 2 Oklahoma U. 1 Lamar Tech _ 4 210 p MVC Meet For the third time in four years as a member of the Missouri Valley Con- ference, the tennis team took the conference title. Coach Hoff ' s squad made it a clean sweep by beating the defending singles and doubles champions from Oklahoma A M. John Been defeated C. J. Hixson, defending singles champ, 6-2, 6-3 and went on to defeat teammate Ken Wagstaff 6-4, 6-3, for the singles crown. After playing each other for the singles championship, Wagstaff and Been teamed to beat the Aggies ' defending doubles team of Hixson and Danner 6-3, 7-5. Wagstaff slams for a point. BEEN and WAGSTAFF MVC Doubles Champs t c GOLF . . ; « [ B ' : J I BOB MONCRIEF Oulslanding Golfer I co:i " s ' dCh Houston golfers led by Bob Moncrief and Tonnmy Cruse placed second to Okla- homa A M in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Big Red looks anxiously toward next season as Freshman Rex Baxter will then become eligible. Baxter won the Laredo Open playing against many of the country ' s top professionals. Left to right: Hessemer, Cruse, Weir, Coach Williams, Moncrief, and Bradley. 214 Left to right: Nelson, Russell, Coach Williams, Baxter, and Parvino ing freshmen. REX BAXTER Freshman sensation . . all promis- 215 Houston Sinks British Navy Her Majesty ' s Ship, the H.AA.S. Sheffield pulled into the port of Houston for a brief visit. To show their hospitality, the University of Houston challenged the Britishers in sonne friendly competition in their own major sports— tennis and soccer. The challenge was accepted and in some highly spirited games the Cougars downed the seamen six games to nothing in tennis and tied them in soccer 2-2. ' ' " ' ' 9 ' ve me that ba ll -e d I ' M!SSS?6- ' - ' «°»™»ndApp,et,„„,„ ,, The University of Houston Fencing Team behind the expert coaching of Arnold AAacardo has grown with amazing rapidity. Although very young in origin the team gave many opponents a rough go in all the meets that they participated in, losing many by just 1 or V2 points. Next year ' s team should be even stronger as all the members return and will have a year of competition behind their masks. PHYSICAL EDUCATION Ray and Kathy in a graceful pose. 219 220 Roseann teaches some dancing. Kathy learns how to walk. INTRAMURAL ACTIVITY TX r. o.te- ouutri ti mr$ | LIEUTENANT COLONEL GUS E. LEHMAN, QMC Professor of Military Science and Tactics LIEUTENANT COLONEL MOODY E. LAYFIELD, JR., QMC Commar dar t of Cadets The University of Houston ' s Army ROTC was activatec July 1, 1948, and classes officially opened with the begin- ning of the Fall semester of the 1948-49 school year. Frorr; an initial enrollment of 171 the Corps has grown steadily to an ail-time high of 827 which was reached in the schoo. year 1952-53. The Corps is organized as a training regiment consisting ' of Regimental Headquarters, three Battalions, nine Training Companies, a Regimental Band Company, and the Culler Rifle Drill Team. Houston ' s Army ROTC is an all-Quartermaster unit and the four years of training culminates with a commission o1 second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps Reserve. How- ever, cadets desiring commissions in other branches of the service may request such commissions. Distinguished Military Students are nominated for com- missions in the Regular Army Quartermaster Corps. Th€| University of Houston has commissioned 13 graduates in this category. ! The Cadet Officers Association presents the Military Ball each December. Highlighting this function is the crowninc ' of the ROTC Sweetheart. i 224 AAAJOR JOHN V. STOECKER, QMC AssistarM Professor of Military Science arid Tactics m CAPTAIN RILHARD C ROBBn!f 225 I. Science and Tactic ,,,« SERGEANT JOHN GAllO ' ' ' ' ' sergeant Mafor MASTER SERGEANT STEPHEN W. ROST I Assistant Instructor 226 AAASTER SERGEANT JAMES W. ROGERS Supply Sergeant MASTER SERGEANT DELMAR G. NOBLE Training NCO SERGEANT FIRST CLASS DUANE P. McGILL Admirtistrative NCO SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JACK WETZEL Assistant Instructor in SERGEANT FIRST CLASS FLOYD W. SWEET Administrative NCO SERGEANT RUSSELL F. LOONEY Assistant Instructor SERGEANT WILLIAM K. SMITH Records NCO SERGEANT WINSTON T. GALLAWAY Administrative NCO 228 li CULLEN RIFLE DRILL TEAM 229 ROTC BAND COMPANY Company " k " 231 iir%ii Company ' B 232 nr n Company ' ' C 233 ifr t Company ' D NT ' 1 1 Company " 235 Company " F ' 236 r 1 ' ' ::. i 1 Company " G " 237 I v, A -i ' t: I 5ia. " S n LN- ! -;- s»: " .: - ' ' ' -la. , ., •%A ' .■• . J ■ ' f . ' .,: " ? ■-:€ Company " " H 238 239 t: ► Dr. John Schuazolder talks to two R.O.T.C. cadets at summer camp. 240 Leroy Smith, Henry Sanchez, and Gerald Smith got their share of pitching pup tents. Joe Turner and Ed Walkup receive instructions on sub-machine guns. Raymond Hampel and EIroy Matzke practice up on bayonet tactics. aijd cue. At last, after six long weeks of military drill these four cadets are " Homeward Bound. " ROTC Sweetheart candidates and their escorts at the Military Ball. mnmry uu Gloria Gillespie, receiver of the huge bouquet of roses, was elected ROTC Sweetheart for the 1953-54 school year. the anniJ OHicers C 0D 242 V % m w M m The U. of H. Color Guard at the January review. I tmtm Col. Lehman, H. R. Cullen, C. F. McElhinney, and Lf. Col. Layfield seem to be enjoying the review held on Career Day last March. Col. Mueller of the fourth Army division checks to see if Ton Collins knows his guns. 243 1i c Major General Hayden Boafner presents a Second Lieutenant commission to Robert Long, as sponsor Gloria Gillespie looks on. riduMtm George Smith presents insignia to new Second Lieu- tenant Allen Russell. President C. F. McElhinney and sponsor Gloria Gillespie congratulate Fred Alcarn upon receiving his commission. Graduating cadet pitched into the lowerclassmen. John Reflection Metzler Pool by Second Lieutenant Howard Clapp got dunked during his graduation last January when it was so cold. 244 Margo Vandruff, secretary fo the U. of H. ROTC. iuMemu Corps Day at the Texas Tech game. The rifle team gets in practice for the coming match. 245 FEATURES Government Who ' s Who Vanity Fair Activities Publications i, !l STUDENT ASSOCIATION Executive Branch of Student Government 250 SARAH WEINBERG Secretary D ' CK PROCTOR 1 resident RUSSEU WALDO ireasurer i STUDENT COUNCIL Legislative Branch of Student Government 251 OFFICERS Rick Hale, Betty Carter, Bobby Hines, Tom Kirtley, Richard " Racehoss " Haynes. 252 JUDICIAL COMMITTEE JOHN KIIBLER Committeeman 1 !! I STUDENT ASSEMBLY Legislative Branch of Student Government presidenT STUDENT AS5E ABl 253 Russell Waldo, treasurer of the Student Association, presents the annual budget for Student Government. Jim Brown, president of the Assembly; Sara Weinberg, secretary of the Student Association; and Dick Proctor, president of the Student Association, listen carefully. Citolyi itevo jovern ' meot proctor, president ot president of T.I.S.A. I %» Mrs. Theo Temple delivers an inspiring speech to the new members of Student Council and Student Assembly. Jim Mayor, president of the Council, is seated beside her. 254 Carolynn Farrell shows prospective voters how to operate the voting machines. " Don ' t push all the switches. " W _ district 8 member. meet] " 9 of r. .s.A. ' of H ,, Mavalin Miles, Rudy Duran, Jack Ogg, Dick Bonnelle, Sonja Klug, Richard " Racehoss " Haynes, Mary Kay Murphy, Margaret Ann Allbritton, Jane Rutherford, Andy Anderson, Jim Gregory, and Drayton Cummings take their oath of office at the Student Government Banquet at Ye Olde College Inn. Administering the oath is Dick Proctor, 1953 president of Student Association, ' d at ,h, o at - " - ° ' ° " " ' ' ' ' S.dent Assembly- -n .- and Assembly. 255 viirs wild 1 OUTSTANDING PEOPLE 1 1 i - t 1 f 4 :tn ttello Jim Gregory OUTSTANDING PEOPLE J -- Criss Cole OUTSTANDING PEOPLE OUTSTANDING PEOPLE OUTSTANDING PEOPLE j«w»!ate; i i t Jamie Acker HONOREES JAMIE ACKER Junior-Senior Prom Queen Representative to St. Thomas Mardi Gras i PATSY BEYER Representative to Arkansas Gaebale 263 HONOREES PAT O ' BRIEN T.S.C.W. Stunt Night 264 HONOREES BETTY CARTER Representative to S.H.S.T.C. Coronation Ball NANCY DAUGHERTY International Flower Queen M. EUGINIE DE FRANCE Representative to St. Thonnas Mardi Gras t PEGGY ELLINGTON Red Bud Festival Duchess T.S.C.W. HONOREES 266 CAROLYN FARRELL Rice Rondelet Duchess NADINE FEA International Rice Queen 1 267 rmrnffi JOAN PARR Gan Bey MARILYN LOMAN Kappa Delta Kappa 268 MARY KAY MURPHY Sigma Alpha Chi EUGENIE DE I EUGENIE DE FRANCE Uson an 269 v ftif uit I I I ! ill I ' iAiV mt Uit Vanity Fair Judging The 1954 Houstonian proudly presents this year ' s ten beauties and fifteen favorites. Each year the Houstonian beauties are chosen and presented in this section of the annual. The final judging was held over KNUZ-TV, and at this time there were twenty-five out of 270 to be picked. The judges came through with outstand- ing judgment even though there were many to choose from. At this time we are happy to give you VANITY FAIR. Albert Dekker meeting Mrs. Gi llespie and Gloria after judging. .era EdUor of VanUy fa., s , ,he Sara Weinberg, Brand how 3„-,s Johnston and beauties. . npkker showing Sara ;,lbert Dekker how he chooses o and G Gorman 272 BETSY BLACKHALL li m THERESA CAPPEL 276 a MARY ANN FLORIAN tX % . 278 " ' iMBBIf GLORIA GILLESPIE Ik m JACKIE TUTTLE b 281 JO ANN WILLIAMS FAVORITES FAVORITES FAVORITES FAVORITES 286 FAVORITES I I " i m: 1 « M. X " " " " k " 1A ? 1 l 1 1 ft SSi- ' Jt,-- ' iiM- 287 K; Ctivfffes % I p mtm X r k. tmn » I 290 „ at Onenta ' O " ' S „ ,ir leading the , .,. ,he " Al-a Aate . J tii work " .;;, ' ' ' ' nfo, ' ■ " lation table " " ' ways help. 1 when i, ' " ' f-a, nofh , " g wii; 291 All she needed was a crown. Gloria Gillespie is presented to approving multitudes at the Tennessee game as 1953 Homecoming Queen. Flowers and a chivalrous escort are tendered by Sherwood Crane, Alumni President. A submarine tackle fetches only Rice Stadium sod as Tennessee puts a touchdown across. Cougar fans had little to mourn though, as the Big Red romped to a 33-19 Homecoming victory. An estimated 20,000 exes whooped it up at the game and many attended the dance at the Shamrock which followed. n ' J ! It didn ' t take Santa to help Kappa Delt Kappa and Delta Sigma to a first in the Home- coming float contest. But the old man and his reindeer smile down from a department store perch as paper mache Cougars flail the stuffings out of a Tennessee Volunteer invader. 292 » v w • Oil man-philanthropist, Hugh Roy Cullen, came to watch the Homecoming parade. But interest seems evenly divided between the University ' s number one fan and the passing parade. Mr. Cullen seems to be ex- pecting rain. A sizeable downpour which would have cancelled the parade was feared by all but never came. ) ' " What ' s the secret of your success, ma ' am? " KPRC-TV newsman Bob Gray asks Home- coming Queen finalists. Left to right are Gloria Gillespie, Gerry Dick, Shirley Rose, Nancy Daugherty and Shirley Tyson. 4i |oi i J L ItwnI Women and song lead off the Homecoming parade. Twirlers set the pace with a military air as the Big Red bandsmen step it off. 293 " Arch of Triumph " theme brought oohs and ahs from the crowd, a second place finish from the judges. The float was built by Tau Sigma Sorority and Sigma Alpha Chi Fraternity. Delta Sigmas gather forces in Markle Steele Company Ware- house for a flower making party as they rush to get the float ready. Sigma Phi Mu Sorority and Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity fea- ture the Cougar trouncing a Tennessee football player in their Homecoming entry. 294 An octopus with moving tentacles crushing Tennessee football men highlighted the float built by Beta Chi sorority and Alpha Kappa Pi fraternity. This outstanding en- try took third place. Original theme carried out with human actors in pantomime featured the Delta Theta fraternity float. I Nena Giezandanner flanked by Beta Chi sisters put the finish- ing touches on a Tennessee football player for their float entry. 295 „ , J Lee iili ' " " ' P„ en and Coach lYf " preceding , , lohnnv Goyen ° , pgp Rauy w ,he Homecoming a Acting President C. F. McElhin- ney and Vice President C. F. Hiller watch the parade from their convertible. )Sf . H the blazing Homecoming , jor ; watch tne " The cheerleaders ,. bonfire m ri ' 296 Candidates for Homecoming Queen show their charms at the final judging, waiting for the decision. The Pi Deltas pitched in with other campus organiza- | tions to help Alpha Phi Omega with their annual task of constructing the bonfire. Student Association President Dick Proctor watches the campaigning as John Vitello gives out hand-bills to interested voters. Election Judge Jay Pappadas and loyal worker Elizabeth Levy hand out ballots at the Roy Cullen polls. IS 5 1 297 Proud as can be— Charles Wyman smiles over his second successful year as VV director. VV is sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Graphic Arts. K it ' s a big year for VV— Sara Weinberg shows Elsa Rosborough and John Vitello the list of judges for Varsity Venus. Car R3ia- ,-,cks op JohnV « °SK sl " ro jack rAorpV V °ve. ,, 0, i _ HM A 298 h GLORIA GILLESPIE 1954 Varsity Venus Freddy White and Mina Hintz rehearse their dance routine for Varsity Varieties. eri J .V J ' oe . ' ° ' ' ranees B ' ' " for V " ' " fz AJ ' ' ' ' anefies 299 Sherry Shear is surrounded by baritones Alfred Bell and Dick Bonelle. asses af ,- Loyce ,o see es , , ' " ' ■«°n Of Mar- 300 At 8 Friday morning pep rally Adair McGowen gave a preview of Varsity Varieties. The pianist is Mariorie Lees and the fellovi s in the band are Lew Willhite, Bernie Hatch, and Jake Womack. on -S ' ' " little 301 These Dogpatch gals are mighty powerful. Margaret Ann Albritton jJrags out Jim Odell. The familiar Gerlach group provided the music in their own inimitable style. 303 Joseph S. Werlin and students board a plane at nicipal Airport for the Mexico City study center. Students from the University Inter- national study center pose with Gen- eral Alfred M. Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander of Allied Powers forces in Europe on the steps of supreme headquarters outside Paris. The towers of the palace of justice reflect in the waters of the Seine near the University ' s European study center in Paris. A student-artist lectures to the group at the stu- dio of Millett at Bar- bizon. 304 T !t: i» " Rembrandt " Hodson was what the doctor preferred to be called after he bought his first French beret. Pictured with Doctor Hodson are Nancy Craig and Wesley Nagorny. I it Notre Dame Cathedral is located in the actual geographical center of Paris, only a few blocks from the University study center. 305 " Beware of the old man of the mountains, " says Nancy Mason. The scene is from " Rip Van Winkle, " written by Emory Thompson as a graduate thesis. A moment of sophistication from " The Good Fairy, " here featuring Betty Fielder and Arnold Thomas. oTboThe doesn ' t Winkle. 306 -Mt ' s time to go. " This scene ' = --;j; ,: p °lr ' 7nd Dramatists are AAaury Kenily, Betty Jeane Lillian Walker. Clifford Thornton and Maury Kenily relive a fine scene from " Hedda Gabler, " directed by Graduate Student Charles Wyman. " Surely my dear, " declares Carol Wyman, right, to amazed Lillian Walker in the play " Hedda Gabler. " « " r " c„rwLf ' .,« " ;;r. ir- " ■• ' " -■ S™A ??--- ' «:.;; ; ri;:s:.. - ' " - " - -™™-.;pr;;;-;. z:s:z :r lK " ' 307 . „ Pat Davis, John King- »u=.t all in a circus Sleight. " Brace yourself. " This action, featuring Pat Davis, Sam Schafer, and John King Is in a scene from " The Boar. " g Jerry Delony and Pat Davis. 308 i " Amphitryon 38, " first play of 1953, featured such actors as Bill Hardy and Sam Schafer. . ..o dark plot, but the woman «TD;3°matUtl are " ' :r hand as us ual. in " Amph.tryon 38. upper nana, •= Schafer. Dell Gunter and Sam Sena 309 " Now, what wf l Q. . " • d the Tau S,-, ' S ' " Christmas Catherine l oers, John Pa e, The registrar ' s office in the congenial air of their Christnnas party. 310 ,he cor ng " gab o " " ?» ... " Which way did he go? " Chris Smith, Carolyn Davis, and John Vitello wonder where the driver went. They are at the Varsity Varieties Christmas shindig. 311 " Do you think it will ever come out really clean? " It did- ■p 51 wFJ v jkJI w t I K H rl B 1 fllu M V -• ' - " J J [ ■Pi . m ■|in J SI E Whispers in the ear are part of the dorm Val entine Day party. Members of the dorm council pose " For the record " after their annual banquet. Letters from home are a dorm highlight. Telephone conversations are popular, too popular at times if you ' re at the end of the line. 312 " l 9« Ij jtji If you get the right angle to it, the dorms are scenic. J An old-fashioned wiener roast is tops for fun, think dorm residents. 313 . h Rodeo Chairman, practices Vernon Lamb, R° ° , e benefit of hl ; roping techniques tor inc i an Russe, rodeo secretary. " " 1, who ' s at the head ot -- . ' ' ' °°other°hao Drue and A» iVs no otner srot t sfi Pictured are J. D. j guelder, Jim Bray, president. Riding hard for that dogie is McNeese College. George Hardy Vincent of Howard Samuells from Sul Ross College gets pitched hard in the bull riding contest. 314 on rorfeo J This bronc lost no U. of H. , e in unhorsing Uon Sikes of the that buclcin ' bronc m tne c Out of the chute on a Ross College. mad bull comes Tex Martin of Sul This bull stirs up plenty of dust trying to get rid of Leon Sikes, of the U. of Buck Magness, U. of H. cowpoke, tries his best to remain top side of the b ull he ' s riding. V i» And a good time was had by all at the Spring KDK date rush party. The Germans are making interesting new auto- mobiles, members of the German Club discover. From left to right: Dr. Alfred R. Neumann, Stephen Neumann, Dr. Louis Kestenberg, David Harvley, Mr. Scott, Proprietor of Continental Motors, distributors of European cars, David Whiteman, formerly U. S. Army representative at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Germany (now a student at UH), Fred Demouche, Jim Collins, Prof. Vernon Engberg, College of Business Ad- ministration. The car: a Porsche, with air-cooled, rear engine. C°i 9ar Den. ' " e " A demoi " ' - ' ' °n takes p,,,. A lost and found auction in Cougar Den brings heated bidding. The Lucky Seven girls from a class of airline stewardesses arrive at an Atlanta airport as guests of Delta C S airlines. The girls are Carolyn Thomas, of the Delta lines, and UH students Jesinine Huddeston, Norma Jean Bauer, Joan Emshoff, Elise Montgomery. Second row: Lee Johnson, Mary Ann Florian, Gail Bowers and from the top step. Delta C S stewardess Mary Ann Smith. Is " Dog Day " for Delta Thetas, as la dogs Wayman Sumerlin and Ted ' jrner get shoved off by pledge ary Allison. " And then you sight along here . • The warm spring sun brings many students out of doors to study. Education via or IS x Groucr The men of Alpha Delta Psi are in repose during their Stag ll Rush Party in last Fall. Home Economics " Girl of the Year " Margaret Phillips is handy w ith a typew riter too, being Cougar copy editor. 317 Ro her ord has v e ! " S!rrw ' iE - RoAherto ' d aod , are a V g ma ' de. Caro As Gene Gaines discusses a picture with Kay Marvins and Grace David, Wyn Wardell sneaks upon another cookie. At the left. High Willis looks on. High Willis, Grace David, Martha Pyke, Wyn Wardell, and Bernhardt Lemnnel were some of the judges of the photo contest in the photography department. 318 Jane Rutherford seems to be devoting all her attention to Bob Hines as Tommy Carter and Danny Matthews listen. ■■■I ■ ij ' v l m r ' ' 1 f M ' 1 m m 1 jjKBm H 1 1 l 4 1 E™ John Ferris, Bernhardt Lemmel, Margaret Pyke, talk about the pictures they helped to judge. i " M .r ' -y ' gpEAT SHOWS {S roy m fie Sr-S«(-J«i. :!S iiJB! » " 5i ims asim -.isviiiis ' i .. ROBERT A. WILKINS In recognition of his efforts In behalf of Frontier Fiesta, the 1954 Show was dedicated to the late Mr. Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins, who served as chairman of the faculty Fiesta Committee until his death in December, 1952, was extremely interested in the school, the students and especially the Fiesta. His generosity, friendliness and helpful- ness were big factors in making Fiesta the success it has become. So, in honor of this man, who was Fiesta ' s friend for so long, the Robert A. Wilkins award will be presented each year to the outstanding staff member. 320 WILLIE J. HOOPER Winner of the 1 954 Wilkins Award ' - ' -S JI S Hewn from the hands of unskilled labor. Mettle has truly shown Its worth. Sprinkled with salt from honest sweat, Growing as the flames from an open hearth, Materialized dream of ambitious minds. Frontier Fiesta, " greatest College Show on Earth. ' ' " " 0, ec,;, RILL VARNER paction Director 321 FRONTIER FIESTA ASSOCIATION STAFF Kneeling: Bob Hecht, Patsy Garrett, Buddy Sanders, Nadine Fea, Art Wages, Kathy Willing- hann, Bob Weinstine, Jack Patterson, Sara Weinberg, Don Semis, Yvonne Harrison. Second row: Lora Kemper, Janet Hickman, Yvonne Grantham, Bette Johnson, Margaret Jackman, Sonja Klug, Carlene Keels, Nacy Sweeton, Sam Jackson. Third row: Bob Gelles, Jim Gregory, Tom Cody, E. A. Anderson, Rick Hale, Bob Hines, Paul Jackson, Jerry O ' Brien, Don Tigner, Jim Brown, Sandy Liebling, Carl Raia, Roy Fahey. It ton FIESTA SPONSORS L. Standlee Mitchell, Coordinator J. M. Peschke, Business; Dr. J. E. of Student Activities; Steve Williamson, Dean of Men. Sakach, Grounds Director; 322 m Lufher Stacy, A. J. Monfalbano, Sonji Klug, Rosemary Mc- Dougal and Joe Blasdel. (Rosemary brought $60.00) 323 Rock and Rye went up in a hurry 324 Tommy McLendon has the right idea at the French Quarter. I k The Longest Beard gets a horse. Bob Schilof, winner of the Ugliest Beard Contest. 325 For the first time in Fiesta History, the girls had a chance to enter a contest. THE ANNIE OAKLEY CONTEST 326 These Gals shoot from the saddle. Ijif ' S ' V Sam Marrow takes time out for Church. 327 THE TOP TEN ACTS Sherry Shear sings " I want to be evil " at Bella Union. Shane is a big hit at Rock and Rye. Cletus Whitkey and Alfred Bell in the Bella Union. Tennessee Wigwalkers of the Bayou Queen. ■ ' 1 328 ' ,,5ALQPN n , - Silver Moon Saloon Sponsored by KAPPA DELTA KAPPA FRATERNITY and BETA CHI SORORITY .. ' SHO E ' ' sr Thoughtful words of bad advice are contributed by Devil Bob Cagle. But Eric Jeeter, Frankie, thinks he knov s the answers. " Nellie BIy, " Vada Colburn, has a few thoughts of her own. U- ' K X Comedy Team Tom Collins and Jay Strickland add a good joke to the bright Silver Moon Show. 0y The Silver Moon Cast goes into finale. 331 Rock ' N Rye Sponsored by VARSITY H Ifi :i %m . . Shades of " Shane " were featured in Rock ' N Rye. Actors are Don Hargrove, Bartender Buddy Terry, and Rudy " Strange " Duran. Tops in Dixie Land music was offered by the Rock ' N Rye band. A high-steppin ' chorus line made the Rock ' N Rye one of Fiesta ' s top shows. i Liberache and his brother George. Tombstone Theatre Sponsored by CAVALIERS and PHI LAMBDA GHI RACE HOSS is a man of many Talents. JOYCE ALFORD Backstage at Tombstone. 333 Bayou Queen Sponsored by ALPHA PHI OMEGA and PHI DELTA There is a Joker in every Decl . Crow ' s Nest Saloon Sponsored by SIGMA ALPHA CHI FRATERNITY and KAPPA SIGMA NU SORORITY Festival time provides gay dance and song at the Crovi ' s Nest. " Laugh, Clown, Laugh " sings Johnny Bradley. Flouncing skirts add zest to the Crovi ' s Nest can-can line. 336 Close harmony delights the Plugged Nickel audience. Stars and Bars Sponsored by DELTA THETA FRATERNITY and TAU SIGMA SORORITY A cosmopolitan touch is provided by Pat Becker. And no world cruise is complete without a visit to a harem. 337 LDEN Golden Nugget Sponsored by ALPHA KAPPA PHI and NURSES Bar Room scene at Golden Nugget, i RHf Dig that crazy BOP! 338 I French Quarter Sponsored by USONIANS Wells Fargo Sponsored by PHI DELTA TAU Women!!! Parade •Ipci ' J Here they come. Fiesta City or bust! George Schultz and John Vitiilo accept first place trophy for Silver Moon and Belle Union. Mr. and Mrs. Cullen make the shows, as usual. Quite a Crowd! 342 MARVIN BRISCO, 1955 General Chairman-elect, welcomes Fiesta Goers. Crowd at the Corral. A. J. MONTALBARS He just thinks he is rough. 343 344 |ifr tHR The roya 1 coort ,o the eftoHhe altar. r King Ramond D. Jeffers crowns Jamie Acl er Queen of the Junior- Senior Prom. royal °- ' ° " e .,,,„,,, e altar After the royal court was seated the dancing began. IfcllKyl " Stay in Texas; Texas needs you, " Governor Allan Shivers advises graduates at the twentieth commence- ment ceremonies. H. R. Cullen, James W. Rockwell and Mrs. Martha Houstoun are among the platform guests. tom ' " Platform guests and choristers join together in song. L Speaker Governor Allan Shivers and Acting President Elhlnney lead the commencement processional. C. F. Mc- 345 fuhliafim kdtrons tiff a n the summer of 1953 ' " HlyeV chat about the ployed by the University ' ' - " Anne Hayes cna .... j service. John Pate and Mary Both are now em- " This is a hot one, " Mike Ferguson, spring managing editor, con- fides as he looks over news stories with Editor, Jane Rutherford. COI i4P An excited group of journalism students watched the demo- lition crew rip up the last patches of concrete foundation. The old tin roofed Cougar office had bowed its head to the wreckers. When work on the campus swimming pool began this past spring, school officials had ruled that the old Cougar office, behind the Den, would have to be torn down to make room for the pool. New quarters, in the ultra modern building near the University Press, which the paper now occupies were okayed. Ed Furley, University professor of Architecture, did the designing. There was no Cougar this past summer. But the journalism students on campus waited eagerly for the new building ' s com- pletion. They ' d have their hey day putting out the paper in the new office, they thought. Older journalism students listened thoughtfully. To many of them, the ' 53- ' 54 school year was top for unusual happenings. They recalled: How John Pate and Mary Ann Hayes had covered the story when C. F. McElhinney became Acting President of the Univer- sity. Jane Rutherford was the first woman to serve two terms as Cougar editor, during the fall and spring of ' 54. The Rutherford Cougar had sported black headlines when the student body had voted to change the Student Council ' s setup. At Fiesta time, the paper had whooped it up with pictures of pretty campus cow belles. News that a new Cougar office would be built came during the last days of the Spring Semester. It was a 1954 miracle, everyone agreed. But some Cougar staffers couldn ' t help wondering what it would be like putting out the paper in the old office— right on the edge of the campus pool. Managing Editor, Mike Ferguson, discusses tricks of the trade with Eleanor Stone, author of " It ' s Our Country, Too, " Cougar column. 348 " And if they don ' t print our story, we ' ll start our own paper, " Peggy Pittman, Society Editor, suggests. Dennis Schroder, Cougar staff writer and Betty Russell, who took over as Society Editor during the Spring Semester, nod mock agreement. " A paper for a pretty smile, " Gene Brown, Circulation Manager, demands of Liz Courdray, Fine Arts Editor. Coug»f fe ,j the wheels rt Cougar feature 7 ' ' ' ' ,,%eeW ' s paP« ' - Wabel Ste " ' °; „„ders ideas or next ,o spinning as she P £ ' h, s :: ' Sn::. ' ' " - " - " -He d ,.,.» « . „„, " And I say it was 1947, " John Balione, center, sports writer, maintains as the staff crosses pens in a lively debate. r " Good as gold, " Mary Anne Hayes, editor of the ' 54 Fiesta Gazette, agrees as she reaches for a surprise award at the annual Press Association banquet. John Pate, managing editor of the Gazette, makes the award, really a gilded wastebasket. Managing editors John Pate and Mike Ferguson accept keys for tours of duty during the fall and spring semesters, respectively. Jane Rutherford, two term editor of the campus weekly, makes the awards. 349 1 Maryanne Lord present, .k l " • ■■ H and Growth- An a!! ° Robert Wren inr h ' Time So iboJy S ' ' ' " " ° " " " " ' " - to B, " l t.trT ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' " ° " ' " ' " ' " " = - he annual Harvest conte tf ' " ' ' ' ' MABEL STEWART, Ed tor The Harvest, anthology published annually by the Writers ' Club, brought out 2000 copies of its eighteenth issue. Founder and sponsor is Miss Ruth Pennybacker, associate professor of English. Other Winners were Charles Wyman with his play, " Star Bright, " and H. L. Buckley with his cover design. helfViSf Roland Tharp receives a check from Miss Ruth Pennybacker, sponsor, for his winning poem, " A Fly in a Bottle. " 350 Maryanne Lord and Robert Wren, associate editors, read manuscripts over coffee in Cougar Den. Mkmmi£Ln Something better for you— that was our idea when we began planning for the 1954 Houstonian. We planned a Houstonian that would more accurately record the day to day activities of the University student body. More complete coverage was one of our ideas for a book that would, we hoped, leave no one out. By checking through past books, we planned to avoid old omissions, to include past ideas that had lent merit. Dead spots, stiff pictures, too formal language in writing a college yearbook would have to go, we decided. Wyn Wardell, our photo editor, came through with a natural lighting photo process. The new picture taking method captures the scene as it was at the time it was snapped. The artifical flash light glare is gone. The natural look, a new look has taken its place. Of course, much of the 1954 Houstonian is old. And frankly, we think you ' ll be glad. Proven methods of standard layout, writing, and checking copy have been retained. Sometimes, somewhere in the book, we may have goofed. But we ' ve done our best. We hope that this year ' s Houstonian will prove a true and pleasurable record of your activities last year. Not pictured is Jim Mayor, Fall and Spring editor, who got the yearbook off to a good start with plenty of good ideas. Mary Madison, Summer editor, completed her third year on the book, busy as usual, doing her job well, but never quite drawing the praise she deserved. John Vitello, Sports editor, got to know the " Inside " of the University ' s athletic setup, becoming a sort of " Twelfth Man " on the school ' s teams. Janice Lang, Class editor, had one of the toughest jobs a staff member can hold. But her section was one of the first to be completed and sent to the publisher. Wyn Wardell, the Houstonian ' s chief Photog- raphy editor, used natural lighting for his pic- tures, giving yearbook shots of campus life a " New Look. " On the seventh day he rested. Jim Palmer, faculty sponsor for the Houstonian, did more than his share of worrying and always had the right answer when a difficult layout prob- lem or an elusive word threw a staff member for a loss. Even though Bruce Underwood is sitting down in this picture, Houstonian staffers can ' t be fooled. The Journalism School ' s genial chairman was always on the spot when someone needed any help. 351 Roy Grant, staff photographer, didn ' t join the yearbook staff till around the middle of the year. But once a member, he became known as one of the book ' s hardest working lensmen. Don Uhrbrock, staff photographer, managed to crowd lots of yearbook picture taking into a schedule that also included photo work for the Cougar and for the U. of H. News Service. The " Harris touch " gets the once over as John Harris, staff photographer, gives one of his pictures a critical measuring. " My typewriter was getting hot anyway, " John Pate, Copy editor and head copy writer, explains as he takes ten for a picture. Nobody had to tell Earl Carson, Exchange editor, to smile for the birdie. Besides handling mail between the Houstonian and other college yearbooks. Earl kept the staff members laughing with his uncorkable sense of humor. Dorothy Newman, secretary, stole time off from her regular job as secretary in the Journalism School office. 352 Gene Rummage, another of the Journalism Schoors two-timers, served as Layout editor for the fraternity and sorority section as well as pounding a beat for the Cougar. Margie Neugebauer, special staff assistant and secretary, had a last name some yearbook work- ers found difficult to say, but everyone was quick to praise her efficient, cheerful way of getting things done. •. Zerlene Schriber took time off from working as a free-lance writer to help out as a staff writer for the Houstonian. Sara Weinberg served as editor of the Vanity Fair section, rounding up pictures of the judge ' s choices in the Houstonian ' s annual beauty con- test. Marvin Brisco edited the Fiesta section, using the knowledge gained as one of the top men in the ' 54 Fiesta to good advantage. A vet of past Houstonian staffs, Gladys Smith con- tinued her good work as a staff writer and layout helper on the ' 54 Houstonian. Mable was able. Mrs. Stewart wrote the Houstonian copy to accompany the European Study Center pictures. She also served as general staff writer, as well as with the book ' s layouts. Nancie Sweeton, Art editor, had the ability artists are traditionally believed to have, but minus the temperament. Tucker Blaine headed Alpha Phi Omega ' s Stu- dent Directory staff until lack of manpower forced the APO ' s to suspend publication tem- porarily. " The Ancient Romans started it all, " John Pate, editor of Acta Diurna, faculty newspaper ex- plains. Pate answers frequent inquiries about the paper ' s ususual name by pointing back to Julius Caesar ' s day when an earlier Acta Diurna kept Romans informed of the " Acts of the Day. " OCATION SAMURAI SUNOAV -2- ' ' oe.HAci. FELLOWSHIP Organizations Advertising Hi I p I i H SAMURAI SPRING OFFICERS Samurai members gather to have their picture taken before their meeting. OFFICERS John Boswell Chairman Ken Forbes Vice Cfia rman Buddy AAcCracken Secretary Robert Luce Treasurer Buddy AAcCracken Assemblyman Standlee AAitchell _ -. Sponsor The purpose of Samurai is to act as the co-ordination agency among the various campus fraternities. Samurai is vested with all legislative, judicial, and executive powers over all recognized and petitioning social fraternities a part of, or connected with the University of Houston. The Council is composed of three delegates from each participating fraternity. Achievements of the past year include the passage and approval of a permanent constitution, a highly successful Rush Season, a good intramural season, and jDarticipation in Greek Week at the U of Texas. Various luncheons and dinners with school officials throughout the year highlight the regular activities. Samurai also sponsors a complete slate of intramural athletics and an annual Greek Dance, takes an active part in school elections, and acts as the official hosts to visiting dignitaries. 358 GAN BEY DAVE BARZIZZA OFFICERS FALL SPRING Carl Rala President Carl Raia Sammy List! Vice President Sammy List! Giles Whitten Secretary J. C. Old Jim Klippie Treasurer Drayton Cummings Tine seventh annual Sweetheart Anniversary Formal was Gan Bey ' s event of the year. Joann Parr was selected fraternity sweetheart and officiated at the Ball held at the Houston Country Club. Gan Bey ' s BELLA UNION, long a Frontier Fiesta favorite, received the Top Show award, was on the top for gate receipts, and took four of the Top Ten acts. The organization is very active in student government, taking an interest in all campus politi- cal affairs as well as campus social life. CONRAD CARROLL WARREN DUNPLEY Carl Raia with the 1954 Sweetheart candidates. Top: Jeanette Long, 1953 Sweetheart. Second row: Mina Hintz, Carl Raia, Nancy Daugherty, Beverly Goset. Third row: Francis Nelms, Jo Ann Parr and Margaret Allbritton. JIMMY GAMMAGE DICK GARTNER WAYNE A. GOODE JIMMY HARDIN GERRY HUGOS RICHARD JONES JIM KLIPPLE 359 ANDY LACY BEN LACY ANTHONY LISTI SAAAMY LISTI FRANK LUIZZA DANIEL J. MATTHEWS JERRY McCOLLUM jHii. • » ■1 " m-- %J ft, ' . . fc- As ' ■ A n 1 BUDDY AAcCRACKEN GENE AAcLEROY JIAAAAY LUIZZA FRANK AAANDOLA ANNUAL SPRING SWEETHEART FORAAAL BILL AAORRIS JOHN AAURPHY JOSEPH NAVARRO 360 J; I DAVID NEUMAN DICK PROCTOR CARL RAIA G. B, ROBERTSON J. C. OLD TONY PALAZZO PETE PORCORELLO 1954-55 CAN BEY OFFICERS JOHN ROBERTSON ALEX SCHRADER DENNIS SCHRODER GEORGE VETTERS MILTON WEEKS GILES WHITTEN HOLLIS PRICE MAX PUGH SAMMY RAIA JOE SEDITA CLETUS WITTGE 361 ALPHA DELTA PSI H. C CURRIE Sponsor OFFICERS D. H. ROBERTS Founder FALL SPRING Glynis B. Maness Ralph W. Brandon -__ President Emmet Yeary Vice President — Robert L. Holliday Robert L. Holliday Secretary Bill Muhlhausen Gene Wade — Treasurer - Elmer Cannon Eldon A. Blass Parliamentarian Kenneth Flukenger Pat J. Rice Sergeant-at-Arms — Joe Turner Among the outstanding achievements of the past year was the winning of Alpha Sigma Tau Scholastic Trophy for having the highest scholastic average among social fraternities. Alpha Delta Psi was organized as a social fraternity in 1951 for the purpose of promoting brotherhood, scholastic attainment, and school spirit. Membership is open to all male students re- gardless of scholastic major, race or religion; thus proving its motto " WE LIVE FOR ALL. " The organization actively sponsors the Houston Blood Bank, annual Polio Drive, and Help Week. Other activities of the past year include the Sweetheart Formal, Founders Day Banquet, Samurai open house party, and operation of the Fiesta Chuck Wagon. JOE CAMPEAN JIMMY RAY CARTER C. (BUD) BURDGE JIM DAVIS ALPHA DELTA PSI fraternity house. 362 m FRANK ELLISON CLARENCE HELLER ROBERT HOLLIDAY GLYNES MANESS ALFRED REQUELNNY PRESENTATION OF THE PAST PRESIDENT ' S PIN-Joe Turner, Glynis Maness, Marie Smith, Margie Cunningham, Emmett Yeary. Seated: D. H. Roberts, Mrs. Roberts. Third annual FOUNDER ' S DAY BANQUET held May 17, 1954. n I JORDAN P. RICE ROBERT TREADGOLD EUGENE WADE EMMETT YEARY, JR. RAY ZAPALAC ALPHA KAPPA PI OFFICERS 3p,, 3 Frank Campisi President - John Lee Urbis Max Porch Vice President Harry Whipp John Alban Secretary — — W. B. Trousdale John Lee Urbis Treasurer J. C. Pittman Bill Bradley Pledge Master Jerry Armstrong Mel Anderson Historian Mel Anderson Active in campus sports and social activities since its founding in 1951, Alpha Kappa Pi v orks toward furthering the principles of the American way of life, endeavoring to build character, and to promote scholarship among its members. Miss Ann Smith was selected Sweetheart for 1954 at the fraternity ' s Gold Ball. The organiza- tion, along with Beta Chi sorority, sponsored the second place float in the Homecoming Parade. In addition to good character, membership must maintain a " C " average or better. JOHNNIE W. ALBAN BILL BRADLEY CHARLIE BOWNDS LEANN STENZAL This is what happens when a gal gets pinned to an Alpha Kappa Pi. ) GEORGE BRINKERHOFF 364 I ALPHA KAPPA PI and BETA CHI work on the Homecom- ing float. fETL. C CARL ROBERTS 1 BILL POHL and CARL ROBERTS take it easy at the frat house. JOHN LEE URBIS HARRY WHIPP 365 ALPHA SIGMA TAU OFFICERS FALL SPRING Morris Zucker President Paul Craft Ludwig Brand Vice President Arthur Dornbaum Ed Nussbaum Secretary ._ Larry Bromberg Marvin Wolk Treasurer Bob Shiloff Warner Fleishnnan Ambassadors Morris Zucker and Arthur Dornbaum and Bob Hecht David Hecht Pledge Master Marvin Sondock Each year Alpha Sigma Tau awards a scholarship trophy to the social fraternity with the highest grade average. This year the award was presented to Alpha Delta Psi. Along with Alpha Sigma Delta, Alpha Sigma Tau sponsors the Frontier Fiesta ' s Fiesta Pup Con- cession. The Organization also holds an annual formal dance and takes part in many other campus social events throughout the year. Taking an active interest in interfraternity sports, the fraternity won first place in the intra- mural volleyball tournament. PAUL CROFT ARTHUR DORNBAUM i I foil picn socii seas H h, fnxi plia ROBERT GELLES DAVID HECHT SARA WEINBERG Sweetheart 1953-54 MARVIN WOLK BEN KOWALSKI MORRIS ZUCKER 366 BOB HECHT, right, receives the best pledge award for the fall semester from pledge master MARVIN SONDOCK, center, while president PAUL CROFT, left, shows his approval. KAPPA DELTA KAPPA OFFICERS Jim Mayor Grand Regent Jerry Mahan Grand Vice Regent John Crowe Grand Scribe AAorbeck Sumner Grand Junior Scribe Carl Dudensing Grand Exchequer Wayne Wilpits Grand Pledgemaster Buddy Howard Grand Master of Ceremonies Walter Allen — Grand Ambassador Dave Whitaker Grand Minister Phil Glynn Grand Historian Grady Joiner _. Grand Counselor Steve Sakach Sponsor The Christmas Sweetheart Ball held at the Rice Hotel, the winner The Bella Union. Founders Day Banquet held at the Houston Club, and many In intrafraternal sports, KDK took second place in foot- picnics, informal parties, and smokers rounded out a busy ball, basketball, Softball, and was declared intrafraternal social calendar for Kappa Delta Kappa during the 1953-54 track champions, season. The fraternity took two first place floats this past year. iPMMBil | They were the 1953 Homecoming parade and the 1954 rei ' ' Frontier Fiesta parade. The Silver AAoon Saloon tied for first Hk BL. I place as top show in this year ' s Fiesta with last year ' s ■■ I DICK BEALL KENNETH BRYAN GEORGE CAMPBELL MARILYN LOMAN, 1954-55 Frat Sweetheart JOHN CAMPBELL TOMMY COLEY 367 JOHN CROWE G. DARTON VERNON DODD CARL DUDENSING RAY DUNWOODY DICK FISHER JIM GAWLIK PHILLIP GLYNN BOBBY HALLETT ROBERT HART BOBBY HOWARD RICHARD HUSSMAN J. ISAAC ERIC JETER GRADY JOINER ROBBIE JOUBERT 368 I " HONEY BEAR " KEITH EUGENE KURTZ CAB LINK ROBERT LUCE JERRY MAHAN WAYNE SAAITH LUTHER STACY MORBECK SUMNER DON TOMASCO J. W. VAUGHN RUSSELL WALDO ALLEN WALTER DAVID WHITAKER WAYNE WILPITZ JAKE WOODMAN 369 CAVALIERS OFFICERS Sam Douglas _. President Dave Ruffin Vice President John Boswell Secretary George Sullivan Treasurer Tubby McCutchen Sergeant-at-Arms Always major contenders in intramural sports the Cavaliers have won the Interfraternal Football Trophy two years in succession and won first place in the basketball tournament of 1954. Taking an active part in Frontier Fiesta the organization has had its candidates for Belle and Sheriff elected to office for the past five consecutive years. Annual Christmas party for underprivileged children, Spring Formal, and other picnics and parties throughout the year sum up the fraternity ' s social program. mJ TOM ANDERSON JOHN BOSWELL JOHN COLEMAN RONALD CUENOD SAM DOUGLASS ZANE GREGORY JIM HARRINGTON ROY HANELT DON HENDRICKS PAUL HEWITT 370 TOM HIBBERT BRIAN JONES BILL LUCY ELROY MATZHE CLARENCE McCUTCHEON FRED MELCHER JOHN NICHOLSON HUEY O ' TOOLE GEORGE POLYDOROS JOHN REED DOUGLASS RILEY DAVE RUFFIN TERRY RUSS LOUIS SEROOS JOHN SOWELL GEORGE SULLIVAN 371 DELTA THETA OFFICERS FALL Laskey Baker President Ted Turner Vice President Bryan Johnson Recording SeTetary Doyle Owens Corresponding Secretary Ben Swanson Treasurer Duane Simmons Parliamentarian — Earl Choate Chaplain Steave Liaddel Assistant Pledge Master Dean AA. L. Ray Sponsor SPRING _-„ Laskey Baker Ted Turner ._- Bryan Johnson ... Doyle Owens .... Ben Swanson Duane Simmons Earl Choate .. Steave Liaddel Dean AA. L. Ray M. L. RAY, Sponsor DOUG ALLEN The " OCCASION OF THE YEAR " was the Sweetheart Ball in which Gloria Gillespie was elected Sweetheart for 1954. The fraternity, along with Tau Sigma, co-sponsored the Frontier Fiesta ' s Stars and Bars. Organized in 1948 as a social fraternity for the mutual benefit of the rank and file membership. Delta Theta now has one of the most active memberships on campus. The fraternity house at 2420 Wichta was the setting for many successful parties given by the organization during the year. R. H. CHARLTON K. Art. CHOATE BILL CROSS GEORGE DIEHL KENNETH FORBES HENRY GRADY JAflAES L. GREGORY 372 i JACK HAHN RICK HALE RONNIE HINC BRYAN JOHNSON ir STEPHEN LIDDELL AL McSWAIN V. W. MORESH DOYLE OWEN . .i-;STj:j ' .« 3!.- ' r5 -? ■ rt:,.X ' ?.: -.r I 11 JAMES PORTER DUANE M. SIMMON MIKE SKAGGS WAYMAN SUMMERLIN BEN SWANSON TED TURNER JIM WELLS JONES WINSTON 373 PHI DELTA TAU OFFICERS FALL SPRING Lannis Thompson President Bill Holland Robert Richardson Vice President __ Joe O ' Connor Bob Delaney Secretary Tom Mullen Bob Habbit Treasurer Bob Habbitt I For the last three years Phi Delta Tau has taken first place in the Fiesta parade. In 1954 the organization placed second in the Fiesta parade and sponsored Wells Fargo, a highly successful midway attraction. The fraternity also won the Interfraternal Tug-O-War and sponsored a Christmas party for underprivileged children. Other activities include an annual Dream Girl formal as well as various parties and social gatherings throughout the year. Membership is open to male students of mixed classification with a " C " average. JACK CONN PAUL COURTNEY DON DAVIES J. DAVIS BOB DELANY 374 M RUDY DURAN JAS. E. FENLEY L. FREY J. T. GRIGSBY BOB HABBITT » BILL HARMON BILL HOLLAND H. C. KOONTZ A. KAYN T. MULLEN JOE O ' CONNOR ROBERT H. OSBORN RAY PHIPPS R. L. RICHARDSON CHAN SHARPE J. SMITH L. M. THOMPSON H. VEST LUDER VON PLATEN R. H. WHITLOCK 375 PHI KAPPA ALPHA OFFICERS Don Clark President Hugh Markey Vice President Ray Fuchs Recording Secretary Bob Grossheim _ Corresponding Secretary Jerry Havran Treasurer C. Grant Roehrick H stor an Henry Lampert _ Sergeant-at-Arms The annual Sweetheart Ball, Founders Day Banquet, and the Initiation Banquet are the functions of Phi Kappa Alpha this year. Phi Kappa Alpha was founded February 20, 1952, with eleven charter members, and on April 3, 1952, charter officers were elected and installed. The fraternity ' s objectives are to promote brotherhood, foster school spirit and well rounded social activities. The organization sponsors the " Foto Saloon " in Fiesta City, and participates in the Fiesta Parade. It is active in all the intramural sports, and sponsors a float in the annual Homecom- ing Parade. CANDIDATES for the FRAT SWEETHEART. They are, left to right: Nadine Fea, Barbara Strecker, Jean Steen, and Carylon Crawford. Miss Fea was elected the 1954-55 sweetheart. 376 HUGH BROTHERS FRANK DEL CASTILLO DON CLARK TOM COLLINS, III RAY FUCHS RONNIE GRAGG JERRY HAVRAN JOE JANCA HARRY LAMPERT me TOM LinLE JAMES AAAGNON HUGH AHARKEY PAY MARRERO GRANT ROEHRICK JOHN TAMBURELLO NORMAN THOMAS HENRY YEE 377 SIGMA ALPHA CHI Ji FALL OFFICERS SPRING Thad AAcAAillan Don AAcAAullah I Bob Crafton President Jack Ogg Vice President elude Groves Secretary ._ Charlie Mitsche Thad McMillan _. Treasurer Jack Ogg Paul Black __ Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Black Believing in the democratic principles that have made this the foremost nation in the world, Sigma Alpha Chi membership is open to students of good character and high scholastic standing, regardless of their religious beliefs or financial status. The Crow ' s Nest, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Chi, received second place in the Fiesta Top Show Awards. The fraternity also took second place in th.e Homecoming parade, second in Interfrater- nity football, and placed third in the Fiesta parade. Christmas dance, open to all, and a Sweetheart Ball are among the annual social activities. J. M. MUSE LONNIE BECKHAM 378 BOB CRAFTON KEN CROSSMAN GENE DOBESH MARY KAY MURPHY, Sweetheart 1953-54 i VERNON WIELKINS CHARLIE WHITAKER TAU KAPPA SIGMA el OFFICERS FALL SPRING Ralph Freedson President Jim Gray Tom McDonald Vice President __.. ___ Jerry Boyer Kent Kaiser Secretary Kent Kaiser Buck Hamilton - _— Treasurer — Buck Hamilton An annual event looked forward to each year is the Sadie Hawkins dance, one of several student activities sponsored by Tau Kappa Sigma. , Once again, Tau Kappa Sigma ' s Country Store was very successful and one of the top money makers in Frontier Fiesta. The organization was founded in the spring of 1951 with 12 charter members. The purpose was to promote fellowship and school spirit among University students. BILL CRONE RALPH FREEDSON COL. GUS E. LEHMANN and DR. JOHN McCLUHAN, Sponsors 380 j OFFICERS— Ralph Freedson, President, Buck Hamilton, Treas- urer; Tommie McDonald, Vice President; and Kent Kiser, Secretary. A USONIANS OFFICERS FALL SPRING J. Riley Dittrenner President Bill Johnson David Gibson Vice President _„ David Gibson David Gibson Secretary Arch Halton Carlton J. Thomas Treasurer Robert Nyberg Dallas Matthews, III Parliamentarian Art Brilliant Pari Jackson Social Chairman Bill Schwing Bill Johnson -... Social Chairman _.. Craig McFarland Sponsoring the French Quarters show in Frontier Fiesta was one of the outstanding activities of the Usonian Fraternity. Its members also held parties, participated in the Homecoming Parade, and in intramural sports. Rush parties and a bi-annual banquet honoring new members are on the Usonian calendar of events. The White Rose Ball highlighted the year. This organization was founded in 1946 on the campus. Its motto is " Unison and friendship among members. " TED ADAMS GENIE de FRANCE, 1954 Sweetheart 382 BILL BOZE J. RILEY DITTRENNER DAVID GIBSON JIM HARPER ARCH HELTON B. J. JOHNSON SIDNEY MOORE ROBERT NYBERG ANTHONY ROMEO C. W. SCHWING JON A. SPRADLIN CARLTON J. THAMES KENNETH WALKER 383 RHO BETA OFFICERS Roy Gardner President Bill McCraken Vice President Jon Cambell Secretary-Treasurer Bud Harmon Master-at-Arms Gene Mammons Pledge Master Ed Gerlach ___ Sponsor Preparation and planning for the coming school year have been the principal activities of Rho Beta in 1953-54, with picnics at the bay, informal get-togethers, and participation in University affairs filling out a busy schedule. Rho Beta was organized in 1951, with good fellowship, promotion of school spirit, scholarship, and the enrichment of University life as primary objectives. Rho Beta ' s nominee for Varsity Venus, Miss Theresa Cap- pel, was one of the six finalists for that campus beauty honor. The Sweetheart of Rho Beta fraternity for 1954 is Miss Martel Harris. During Frontier Fiesta, Rho Beta worked with the Fiesta Association in selling the Fiesta souvenir program. MARTEL HARRIS, Sweefheart WOMEN ' S FRATERNAL COUNCIL First row: Patsey Beyer, Callie Jo Bouldwin, Cissy Newlin, Verna May Hicks, Margaret Jackman. Second row: Mavaline Miles, Sonja Klug, Carolyn Culver, Betty Carter, Shirley Tuson, Jeanie De France. Top row: Mrs. Tilo Kemmerer, Mrs. Theo Temple, Betty McMenemy, Lynn Harris, Bobby Champion, Louise Barefield, Betty Monday. ■0 OFFICERS FALL SPRING Betty McMenemy __ President Betty McMenemy Betty McVey Vice President Betty McVey Jeannet Long Secrefary Jeannett Long Barbara Webb Treasurer Barbara Webb Sonja Klug Parliamentarian Sonja Klug Problems common to all organizations are considered by the Woman ' s Fraternal Council, which is made up of the president and two representatives of each sorority on the campus. The council sets up rules for rush parties and prospective membership and to regulate sorority activities. Co-operation with University authorities in maintaining high culture, and high educational and social standards of both fraternal and non-fraternal women makes up a greater part of the Council ' s work. 385 ALPHA SIGMA DELTA 1 OFFICERS FALL SPRING Sarah Weinberg President Sarah Weinberg Barbara Trost Vice President Barbara Trost Judith AAeisler -Secretary Judith Meisler Sonja Klug Treasurer Sonja Klug Sonja Klug l-listorian Sonja Klug Roxanne Rosenberg Sergeant-at-Arms Roxanne Rosenberg An annual open house each Novennber, and a scholarship tea honoring other sororities at which a cup is presented to the sorority with the highest grade average, are among the activities of Alpha Sigma Delta. Alpha Sigma Delta was organized in November 1950 for the purpose of furthering school activities and school spirit. Since that time the organization has participated in all school events. Membership requirements, single students carrying nine hours or more and maintaining a " C " average. Divorcees and students over 25 years of age are not eligible. ' LOUISE APPLEBAUM EVELYN BERKOWITZ MRS. ELIZABETH BRANDON Sponsor BARBARA CROFT BARBARA COHEN JANICE GORDON 386 NEW OFFICERS for Spring 1954. OTEN OIDON SONJA KLUG THELMA KOGUT JUDY MEISLER RITA NELKIN ROXANNE ROSENBERG ». ' 1 9 ' i ' Br w jf i NEW SPRING MEMBEkS in Alpha Sigma Delta. DOROTHY SILVERSTEIN JOSIE SILVERSTEIN SYLVIA SOLINGER JOYCE SOLOMON BARBARA TROST SARAH WEINBERG " Come As Your Favorite Song " rush party last spring. COOKIE ZOMLEFER BETA CHI Shirley Tyson ___ Leta Ma ley Carolyn Klinger . Marilyn Loman ..- Margie Laughlin Texas Burroughs .___ President „,, Vice President Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary .-_ Treasurer Parliamentarian Barbara Potter Historian June Garrison Social Chairman Jackie Parmer Pledge Mother Mavaline Miles and Betty Monday _. W.F.C. Rep. Grace Pearl Adams Sponsor Affiliated with the Beta Chi Alumnae Chapter, the undergraduate chapter requires its members to carry a minimum of nine semester hours and maintain a C average or better. The outstanding achievements of ' 54 include winning of a second place award with the Fiesta ' s Silver Moon Saloon, second place in Fiesta gate receipts, first place in the Fiesta parade and third place in the Homecoming parade. Members were selected as: Homecoming Queen, (Gloria Gillespie, also selected as Miss Var- sity Venus, Honorary Cadet Colonel, and Delta Theta Sweetheart), Sweetheart Kappa Delta Kappa, Houston International Flower Queen, and three members were chosen as ROTC sponsors. JAMIE ACKER PEARL ADAMS LILLIAN AMBRIZ JOANN BELL TEXAS BURROUGHS JOAN COLFER DIANE COYLE 188 SHIRLEY TYSON, outgoing president 1953-54, presents BETTY MONDAY, incoming president 1954-55, at the annual spring formal. JUNE GARRISON NANCY GRAMOETS NENA GIEYENDANNER GLORIA GILLESPIE MARY LOU GIVENS AAARIAN GROSSE BEVERLY HOOD BEVERLY JAMES PAULA HARPER CAROLYN JONES BARBARA HINSON HELEN JONES CAROLYN KLINGER RONNIE TANE MARGIE TANGHLIN BETTY LAWS 389 390 JOAN MALONEY CAROL NILSON MARALENE MILES PAT MILLER BETTY MONDAY JOAN MOORE VIRGINIA PIPES PEGGY ROSE BARBARA LOU SCHULENBERG SANDRA SHRADER PAT WELER PATSY WELLS MARTHA WEST JOYCE WHITE PEGGY WILKENING s it ' DELTA SIGMA NELL DEAN Sponsor OFFICERS Cissie Newlin President Barbara Lee First Vice President Wanda Glynn Second Vice President Elaine Broyles Recording Secretary Joann Thompson Corresponding Secretary Norma Jean Callahan Treasurer Jeanette Long W.F.C. Representative Verna AAae Hicks W.F.C. Representative Ida Maude Maxwell - Sergeant-at-Arms Kathy Eresch Historian Janie Morris Pep Club Representative Barbara Ann Brand Assemblyman Margaret Albritton _ Publicity Nell Dean Sponsor Delta Sigma had many firsts this year. Along with Gan Bey they presented the Bella Union which was tied for top show in Frontier Fiesta along with the Silver Moon Saloon. Bella Union also took first place in the gate receipts. With Kappa Delta Kappa they co-sponsored the first place float in the Homecoming parade. Members of the sorority were chosen for Vanity Fair, ROTC sponsors, cheerleaders, and for the Stock and Stolon Rodeo Queen. The sorority was organized in August, 1947. The purpose of the organization is to create friendship. Promotion of school spirit and cooperation with the University in raising the social and cultural level of women students are objectives of the sorority. MARGARET ANN ALLBfilTTON GLENDA BELTZHOOVER GAIL BOWERS BARBARA ANN BRAND ELAINE BROYLES SPRING FORMAL— Members singing Delta Sigma song. WANDA GLYNN KAROLYN GOLIBART VERNA MAE HICKS MENA HINTZ VIRGINIA HOPKINS 392 JEANEHE JACKSON LAURA KIMPER BARBARA LEE JEANETTE LONG OFFICERS for 1954-55— Left to right: Verna Mae Hicks, W.F.C. Representative; Francis Nelms, Sergeant-at-Arms; Beverly Gossett, Assistant W.F.C. Representative, Jo Ann Thompson, First Vice President; Nell Dean, Sponsor; Barbara Lee, President, Elaine Broyles, Second Vice President; Joyce Clinkscales, Recording Secretary, and Janie AAorris, Treasurer. roses. PAT MATZKE MARILYN MINNS JANIE MORRIS FRANCIS NELAAS SHIRLEY NESMITH KAPPA SIGMA NU .4 OFFICERS Patsy Beyer President Lynn Harris First Vice President Stephanie Reilly Second Vice President Jeanne O ' Brien Treasurer Leanne Woodard Recording Secretary Mary Appleby Corresponding Secretary Marian Prestbo Parliamentarian Virginia O ' Higgins Sergeant-at-Arms Barbara Smith Historian Bette Johnson Publicity Director La Nelle Nerger Chaplain Loyce Wisenbaker _. Assemblyman Carolyn Culver W.F.C. Representative The promotion of friendship and the cultivation of higher cultural standards are among the aims of Kappa Sigma Nu. Each year it sponsors a drive which helps a needy Houston family at Christmas time. In 1954, along with Sigma Alpha Chi, the sorority co-sponsored and placed third in the Frontier Fiesta ' s Crow ' s Nest. The organization also received third place for their Fiesta float. Membership in Kappa Sigma Nu is open to girls carrying a minimum of nine hours, and hav- ing a " C " average. The sorority also sponsors an annual Christmas party, spring formal, a bay party, and many other parties throughout the year. TERRY BOYLES CONNIE BROUSSARD BECKY BROWN JANE COLEY CAROLYN CULVER MIMI FORD 394 CATHY FUTRELL LYNN HARRIS MARTEL HARRIS CAROLYN HART JACKIE HAVELKA MARY JO HEIBEL Presentation of flower outgoing president. a I m BETTE JOHNSON KATHLEEN KRUEGER BETTY McMENEMY LA NELLE NERGER 31 JEANNE O ' BRIEN HELEN O ' CONNELL VIRGINIA O ' HIGGINS PAT O ' ROURKE MARIAN PRESTBO MARALYNE RAMEY STEPHANIE REILLY JANET ROTHROCK iB I JOAN SEAMAN BARBARA SMITH SALLY TATUM RUTH UHLER LOYCE WISENBAKER LEANNE WOODARD 395 PI DELTA ! r ' HELEN BANZER OFFICERS Peggy Ellington __ President Mary Lynn Hill First Vice President Mary Ella Brazil Second Vice President Joy Miller Recording Secretary Mary Burke Correspond ing Secretary Theresa Cappel Treasurer Elise Montgomery _ Parliamentarian Joyce Kohler Sergeant-at-Arnns To promote a closer friendship among girls and to help build social and charitable interest is the purpose of Pi Delta sorority. This year Pi Delta helped sponsor the second place show of Frontier Fiesta. Other activities of the sorority included a Pink Formal, where the pledges were presented, a Founder ' s Day Banquet, a Christmas Open House, and a Bay party. The sorority ' s charitable interests included Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets, and its mem- bers set up a booth to help the University in the United Fund Drive. MARY ELLA BRAZIL H MARY BURKE PAT CASEY BARBARA CHAMPION JERRY CURRIE LOIS EBERHARDT 396 PEGGY ELLINGTON DEE ANN ERICKSON PILAR ESTRADA DALE FRAZIER THERESA HEARD I JEAN SACKER MARY ELIZABETH SANDERS JACKIE SCIBA ANN SMITH LYLA LEE WOODRUFF 397 PHI DELTA ZETA OFFICERS FALL SPRING Antoinette Fatte President Antoinette Fatte Faye Malencon Vice President Barbara Rice Pat Butler Secretary Pat Butler Genie DeFrance Treasurer Genie DeFrance Chorine Walker Historian Chorine Walker Outstanding achievements of Phi Delta Zeta this year were its Homecoming Float and its Fiesta Float. Miss Genie DeFrance was selected sweetheart of the Usonian fraternity, and she represented the University of Houston in the St. Thomas Madegra. The annual activities of the sorority include a banquet, a dance, a pledge dinner, and participa- tion in Frontier Fiesta. Phi Delta Zeta was organized in the spring of 1950. It became a member of the Women ' s Fraternal Council in the summer of 1953. FRANCIS CARTER ADAMS PAT BUTLER GENIE DeFRANCE ANTOINETTE FATTE SHIRLEY HAMILTON GLORIA HILL BARBARA LOWRY 398 FAYE MELANCON BETTY MILLER BARBARA RICE CHORINE WALKER f PI LAMBDA CHI OFFICERS Louise Barefield President |H| Nadine Fea Vice President LOUISE BAREFIELD Jo Martin .— Rush Captain President Rosemary Trenticost Recording Secretary Marilyn Mazeika Corresponding Secretary Mary Ann Geraghty - Treasurer Callie Jo Boidin Sergeant-at-Arms Evelyn Keller Historian Barbara Airheart Parliamentarian Mrs. Browne Sponsor Highlighting the year ' s activities for Pi Lambda Chi v as the winning of the title of Fiesta Belle by selling the most Frontier Fiesta tickets. Social activities of the sorority include an annual Spring Formal, a Founders Day Banquet, and a bay party at the close of the school year. Awarding a scholarship to a deserving female student, providing Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for needy families, and sponsoring a " Help Week " at which time the girls lend their assistance to various hospitals are a few of the service tasks performed by the sorority members. L i., ■; ■■ !■ it MARGARET ANDREWS ROSALIE BARBATO BETTY BELL L CALLIE BOLDIN GRETCHEN BURKEY PATSY CALHOUN JO ANN CISNEROS 399 THE OFFICERS FDR 1954-55-Left to right: Jo Martin, Janet Rubottom, Callie Jo Bouldin, Mary Ann Geraghty, Marilyn Makeika, and Louise Barefield. ARLENE DOTSON NORMA ERTZ NADINE FEA MARY ANN GERAGHTY 400 SHIRLEY HUNTER SIGMA PHI MU OFFICERS Lexine Furley President Pat Mahoney Vice President Charlotte Ferguson « Treasurer Gloria Lockhart _ Parliamentarian Hope Holcomb Pledge Mother Barbara Webb Historian Barbara Hieser Social Chairman Janet Bass ____ Chaplain Glenna Eigelbach Corresponding Secretary Carol Kubitz _ ..- Recording Secretary The Crown Ball and participation in Frontier Fiesta remain as top contributions of Sigma Phi AAu ' s University activities. Alpha Sigma Delta ' s scholastic trophy is in possession of Sigma Phi Mu for achieving the highest grade average among sororities in 1953. The Sigma Phi Mus and the Society of Engineers sponsored the Plugged Nickel Saloon which won fourth place in Frontier Fiesta this year. Members of the sorority are engaged in almost every phase of campus projects. Fellowship for themselves and promotion of University programs have been the aims of the members. SHIRLEY BARBATO MARY GLENN COX MARY LOU DANIELS GLENNA EIGELBACH Members of Sigma Phi Mu and the Society of Engineers have a pre- Fiesta get-together. 402 CHARLOTTE FERGUSON GLORIA FRAZIER i I LEXINE FURIEY President, Lexine Furley, crowns Ralph Byrnes KING of Sigma Phi Mu. LOTTIE HELMS BARBARA HEISER GAIL HENDERSON HOPE HOLCOMB CAROL KUBITZ GLENDA LANCASTER PAT MOHONEY CLARICE AAARIK NORMA PLUNKETT BEVERLY SAIN SHIRLEY SLOAN JUNE THOMPSON BARBARA ANN WEBB 403 TAU SIGMA OFFICERS Betty Carter Margaret Jackman — . Nancie Sweeton Carolyn Ivy Katherlne Wllllngham President First Vice President .__ Second Vice President Corresponding Secretary Recording Secretary Carolynne Bond Bonnie Alger Gail With row Carol -Bertram Suzanne Latham Treasurer Sergeant-at-Arms - Parliannentarian Historian Publicity High scholastic attainment and community service are among the aims of Tau Sigma, social sorority. The organization takes an active part in and sponsors many local charities. Among these are Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for needy families, toys, and clothing for underprivileged children, and participation in the Easter and Christmas fund raise drives. Tau Sigma also co-sponsors the Stars and Bars, takes part in the Homecoming Parade and has an annual " Laven- der Ball. " Pledges must carry a minimum of nine hours, have a " C " average, and be single at the time of pledging. 1 1 MRS. SHINDLER, Sponsor BONNIE ALGER 404 New 1954-55 OFFICERS gather around their new Tau Sigma man, Monte Lord 1 ANGIE BRANCH Queen for a Day Contestant MARTHA GILLIAM MARTHA GOODRICH JANET HICKMAN BEVERLY HULL CAROLYN IVY WARGARET JACKMAN SUZANNE LATHAM BILLYE LAKE MILLER CAROL NORTON PATSY POSEY JUNE SMITH NANCIE SWEETON KATHY WIILINGHAM JOAN SUE YOUNG 405 406 ALPHA PHI OMEGA FALL OFFICERS SPRING Walter Van Wart President Eddie Cadwallader Dick Scott First Vice President .._ Ken Evans John Herbert __- Second Vice President Bill Taylor Bill Woods Secretary Ralph Byrnes Otto Glaser Treasurer Ben Rannsey A. D. Woods Historian Dick Hirsch Eddie Cadwallader Sergeant-at-Arms Percy Grover Hugo Bixio — Alumni Secretary Hugo Bixio Major John Stoecter Faculty Advisor Major John Stoecter Captain Richard Robbihs Faculty Advisor Captain Richard Robbins Highlighting the year for Alpha Phi Omega was a second place winning ticket in the Frontier Fiesta. Each year the fraternity presents the Bayou Queen. Building the annual bonfire and participating in Varsity Varieties were other activities of the fraternity. Service projects include the sale of license plates, helping at polls during elections, and spon- soring a Thanksgiving party at St. Anthony ' s Old Folks Home. The Cougar Guard for SHASTA, the U. of H. mascot, is a yearly project for APO. A second annual Presentation Ball, at which keys and awards for outgoing officers are pre- sented, was held in the latter part of May. ALFRED ARMSTRONG HUGO BIXIO EDDIE CADWALLADER DON COOK w DWIGHT DAVIS JIA UMY EDWARDS KEN EVANS DAVE HARVLEY y JOHN HERBERT DICK HIRSCH HARPER KIGHT JIM LANE ROY NESTER JOE NEZVAL C. W. NICOLINI I HAROLD NIEMANN JERRY O ' BRIEN BEN RAMSEY RONALD SILCOTT BILL TAYLOR BILL VARNER WALTER VIRNAU VAL WHITE 407 r%iLm%M,fims ' AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERS d First row: Kirkpatrich, Bill Corrigan, Jr., John Ramey, Billy Bob Luse, Sam Bender, B. W. Patillo, Ralph Hammond, Henry Cages. Second row: Larry Parks, John Kuntz, R. L. Smith, Bob Schmucker, Co Williams, Bob Barton, Grady Brown. Third row: J. C. Rodney, Dick Brune, Cecil Sellers, Charles Huber, T. W. Bilbo, W. W. Bravenec. Top row: John Markall, Marcus Owings, W. C. Miller, Harold Whipp, Casey Arnold, Jack Tharp. OFFICERS FALL Robert L. Barton SPRING President Robert L. Barton B. AA. Patillo Vice President B. AA. Patillo R. K. Hammond Secretary R. K. Hammond W. W. Bravenec Treasurer W. W. Bravenec C. V. Kirkpatrick Sponsor C. V. Kirkpatrick An increased knowledge of petroleum engineering and petroleum geology and the maintaining of professional principles are the aims of the student chapter of A.I.M.E. Four field trips to various production and manufacturing projects in the area are taken each se- mester by the chapter. The trips include visits to off-shore drilling structures, oil and gas fields, and natural gas extraction plants. Another activity of the chapter is having regular guest speakers of importance from related fields in petroleum engineering and petroleum geology. 410 lil.; This organization provides direct contact for pharmacy students with the active members of the profession. Problems which face the pharmacist and the students ' s relation to them are discussed at the meetings of the APA. Besides these activities the organization sponsors parties, picnics, and other social functions. AMERICAN PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Donald L. Chase President Sandi Robinson Vice President Edward AAussbaum Secretary James G. Wilson Treasurer Dr. M. G. Webben Sponsor THE CANTERBURY CLUB CANTERBURY MEMBERS gather for an informal meeting. ) 412 OFFICERS Rodney Charlton President Mimi Ford Vice President Bobby Lou Turrentine Secretary Jim Kirpatrick Treasurer During the past year the arrival of The Reverend John W. Fritts to serve as College Chaplain of the University of Houston and Rice Institute opened to the students Canterbury House at 4362 Wheeler. Under his leadership the students converted the attic of Canterbury House into a small Church and dedicated the " Chapel of the Resurrection. " The Service of Holy Communion is cele- brated every Thursday morning at seven. The Canterbury Club was founded in 1946 by the University ' s Episcopal students to further religious relations on the campus through activities of the club. The club, which was one of the first of its kind to be formed following World War II, has a nominal affiliation with the Episcopal churches of Greater Houston. The club meets every first and third Sunday for business and social purposes and every Thurs- day for discuss ion and coffee hour. Every student is invited to gather in the fellowship which has evolved. im f Kmf ,, ' k:rm : 1 W !5. - f ' A SHASTA, University of Houston Mascot COUGAR GUARD JOE NEZVAL, Captain Cougar Guard consists of volunteers from Alpha Phi Omega fraternity whose main purpose is to take care of Shasta, the U. of H. mascot. Shasta is attended by these student handlers at all major sporting events and public appearances. Also, the Cougar Guard transports and displays Shasta at many out-of-tov» n games: Alpha Phi Omega purchased the young Cougar in 1947 and soon after the Cougar Guard was organized. Bi .. n . i Our Shasta Shasta at one of her better moments. JOHN HERBERT C. W. NICOLINI 413 DIESEL CLUB First row: R. Benson, R. Cook, O. G. Blinsky, D. A. Long, R. Rewd, H. Belgum, O. O. Stotts. Second row: H. K. Wittington, H. E. Gollnisch, C. Rhodes, H. L. Nickerson, J. T. Melton, K. S. Carmichael, J. B. Ferguson, K. D. Baber, B. Cummings, J. A. Ross, J. G. Smith. Top row: T. AAcKee, D. Dyble, U. Ploch, Beaubouef, L. D. Grant, Pyle. OFFICERS FALL SPRING R. S. Benson President R. S. Benson R. J. Porter First Vice President R. J. Porter L. D. Grant Second Vice President L. D. Grant C. Weisinger Secretary — C. Weisinger Thomas McGee Treasurer Thomas AAcGee J. Gassaway Sergeant-at-Arms J. Gassaway W. Vernau - Assemblyman W. Vernau J. Barnes Assistant Assemblyman J. Barnes J. Smith Concession Chairman J. Smith ■mo Winning the first prize for the first food concession building to be completed at Frontier Fiesta, highlighted the year ' s activity for the Diesel Club. This club is designed to promote a greater interest in the growing field of Diesel power, and to promote job contacts for its members. Many guest speakers and field trips were sponsored by the club, and its social activities in- cluded a Bar-B-Que and a dance. I FORENSIC SOCIETY Seated: Bill Kilgarlin, Bernie Burrus, Charles Ledbetter, Bob Spell, Donald Alford. Standing: Dr. L. M. Wolfson, Dick Zaner, Mr. R. L. Scott, Director of Forensics; Bill Keele, Ned Bobkoff, Dave Gibson, Dr. O. M. Walter. 1 m ' ' ' c ,he outstanding fc . BERNIE BUR " " ' . ' 1953-54- OFFICERS William W. Kilgarlin President Bernie R. Burrus Vice President Donald F. Alford Secretary Charles E. Ledbetter Treasurer David A. Gibson Assemblyman Robert L. Scott Sponsor Southwest fo. The Forensic Society was first formed at the University of Houston in 1947, but did not begin active inter-collegiate Competition until 1949 when Dr. Otis AA. Walter became Chairman of the Department of Speech and varsity debate coach. From the years 1949 through 1953, Houston de- baters compiled an outstanding record. They were twice invited to the National Invitational Tournament at West Point, New York. This year the University debaters compiled an especially outstanding record. Bill Kilgarlin and Bernie Burrus were officially declared the No. 1 debate team in the Southwest and were invited to attend the National Tournament. The University also had one of the outstanding Freshman teams in the area. Don Alford and Charles Ledbetter won a first and two seconds in major tour- nament competition. This year Robert L. Scott became debate coach at the University. 415 GAMMA SIGMA SIGMA OFFICERS FALL SPRING Betty Duke President Yvonne Grantham Margaret Cullom First Vice President Margaret Cullom Yvonne Grantham Second Vice President Yvonne Harrison Marilyn Levine Recording Secretary Mary Francis Hardy Ginny Booz Corresponding Secretary Jane Ullrich Billy King Treasurer Billy King Betty Duke Assemblymen Mary Francis Hardy and Yvonne Grantham With national headquarters at New York University, the University of Houston Alpha chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma has progressed rapidly since first being established in 1952. It is now one of the most active of the fourteen chapters throughout the country. Highlighting the sorority ' s local activities are sponsorship of " Hop-A-Long Inn " during Frontier Fiesta in coordination with Varsity " H " and the selling of Christmas and Easter seals. Functioning primarily as a service organization, however. Gamma Sigma Sigma works dili- gently in the field of campus service. Aiding with Freshman Orientation and Career Day Activi- ties are among its many services. The local chapter awards a University scholarship annually. Membership is open to students with a " C " average and a desire to perform campus duties and take an active part in public service work. 1 ' ! MARGARET CUILOM BETTY HOLUB DUKE YVONNE GRANTHAM MARY FRANCES HARDY YVONNE HARRISON BILLY KING SONJA KLUG DORIS LINGNAU SALLY NICHOLS 416 i: HILLEL SOCIETY Sylvan Rubin, Marlene Clark, Paul Wishnow, Thelma Kogut, Cookie Zonleffer, Sonja Klug, Harry Melnick, and Morris Zukker. OFFICERS SPRING President Paul Wishnou Vice President Adele Liffsman Recording Secretary . J. B. Hochstien FALL Paul Wishnou Adele Liffsman J. B. Hochstien Matalie Smith — Correspond ng Secrefary Matalie Smith Elaine Rubbenstien Corresponding Secretary Elaine Rubbenstien Larry Brombery Treasurer Larry Brombery Dr. Stanly Siegel Sponsor ..- Dr. Stanly Siegel Main activity of the Society is to help in the drive for the United Jewish Appeal. Desired goal of the Hillel Society is to integrate Jewish students with the Christian students rather than be a separate organization. The society takes parr m student government, Frontier Fiesta, pep rallies, and football parades. Hillel Society is represented in the University Religious Council and is affiliated with B ' nai B ' rith, the parent organization. 417 t KAPPA ALPHA MU OFFICERS Wyn Warded _ President Gene Gaines Vice President Karen Childers _. Secretary Darwin and Estella Bowman Treasurers Helen Gilpin ._ Sponsor Kappa Alpha Mu was the first fraternity to hold a national convention on the University ' s campus. Wyn Wardell, a graduate student, held the office of national president. Mabel Stewart was national print chairman. Top print award of the convention went to University student Don Uhrbrock who won first, place in news, second place in features, and third place in sports. A fifty dollar award given by the campus organization at the Annual Spring Banquet to the outstanding member went to Wyn Wardell. 418 JANE RUTHERFORD . V. 1 Mabel Stewart won the cup of- fered annually by Stephens College to the outstanding KAM Woman Photographer, on the basis of the national print competition. A ca P ' •IV) ' ' ' Z o ' ' 1 ■ V e " _o " l » ,-, e ° % ecV o ' - , an- , ' ' , wa ' a W ' .,6 »° ' ' ' , eOt , arfi» , arf ' „.Men ° V " - o e ° THE LANYARD CLUB First row: Billie Sahley, Pafsy Brewer, Sara Weinberg, Ann Eubanl , Miss Sue Garrison. Top row: Shirley Durham, Katy Satterwhite, Joan Fontanille, Joanne Brenek, Parthy Papuza. 420 OFFICERS FALL SPRING Katherine Satterwhite President _._ _ Katherine Satterwhite Shirley Duren Vice President Shirley Duren Darleen AAcCue - Recording Secretary . „ Darlene McCue Joan Fontanille Corresponding Secretary Joan Fontanille Patsy Brewer Treasurer „ Patsy Brewer Barbara Airheart Parliamentarian Barbara Airheart Members of the Lanyard Club are physical education majors or minors. Their main endeavor is to promote entertainment, service and a general program of mutual assistance. They assist in regional meets here on the campus and maintain a policy of assistance in " any- thing the University wants done. " Many parties, picnics, informal meetings, and periodic social diversions are sponsored by the club. 1 LUTHERAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION 1 I L.S.A. MEMBERS gather for an informal meeting. OFFICERS FALL Doris Lingnau __. _.. President Roy Hensel Vice President ___. Chris Schuetze Secretary Jane Jackson Counsellor Reverend Vaaler __ Campus Pastor .- Mrs. Florence Paul Sponsor SPRING Roy Hensel ..__ Kathryn Bartsch Bonnie Alger Jane Jackson ... Reverend Vaaler Mrs. Florence Paul •i- A motor calvalcade to " Big Ashram, " held at Interlochen, Michigan, was LSA ' s " Activity of the year. " Some twenty delegates attended this national convention. The organization took an active part in the production of the annual Easter program in the Ezekiel Cullen Auditorium and also sponsored a Christmas and a Halloween party. The purpose of the Association is to strengthen and sustain the Christian faith among Univer- sity students. 421 MEN ' S DORMITORY COUNCIL OFFICERS Jim Gregory PresideiH Andy Anderson Vice President George Cannon Secretary-Treasijrer To promote more social activities for the dormitories is the primary aim of the Men ' s Dormitory Council. The Council sponsors an underprivileged children ' s party for its service activity, and its social activities include an an- nual Christmas Ball, a hay ride, and a number of parties held in O.B. Hall and the Snake Pit. The Key Dance is unusual in that the only admission to the dance is to present a dormitory key at the door. OFF,CERS-j,-„ Gregory p,«. " on, Secretary-Treasurer: l 1 T ' " an- V ' ce President. ' - " dy Anderson 422 THE NEWMAN CLUB First row: Joan Fontainelle, Pat Bulter, Mary Lou Cox, Sandra Bulter, Genie de France, Jean Steen, Carol Berlin. Second row; Paul Dempsey, Gene Meumier, John La France, Cecelia Williams, Barbara Lowery, Carolyn Norton, Jo Ann Khaled, Al Biquet, Ernest Teague. Third row: Henry Bludau, Bob Conditt, Frank Del Castillo, Jim Mallon, Harry Grady, Howard Thies, Evelyn Kolar, Billie June Fenn, Mary Ann Flores, Ed Valdez. Top row: Rev. Dexter L. Geroge, Joe Janca, Ronald Gragg, Ray Willett, John Tamburello, Joe Furgeson, Tom Collins, Jay Strickland, Don Clark, Mike Volk, Ray Fuchs. j OFFICERS-First ! Dexter Gerogp, i Ceclia Willia " ' ' ,ow: Ray fochs, Aary Chaplain. Top row and Billie Jone Fenn. Louise Joe Ja " " -rsrs " ' K- FALL Ray Fuchs Georgia Frazer . Genie de France Henry Yee OFFICERS SPRING President Ray Fuchs Corresponding Secretary Evelyn Kolar Recording Secretary Genie de France Treasurer ._ Billie June Fenn Offering a three point program of religious, social, and intellectual activities, the Nevk ' man Club was organized in 1945 to further these aims. The club sponsors activities v hich include Advent and Lenten retreats, monthly Communication, and daily Rosary. The organization also sponsors the Cactus Bar, a Frontier Fiesta concession. The social activities of 1953-54 were climaxed with a Christmas Ball and a Spring Banquet. 423 ■p OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY First row: Meroyn E. Teas, Gene K. Smith. Second row: Richard M. Lee, Howard Whit marsh, Luther Luck, Mildred M. Carlisle, Thurman J. Ray, Paul Floyd, Jr., Dr. James Whitney. Third row: Walter A. Ford, O. C. Schroeder, Gerald A. Franzel, Donald R. Kever, Erwin Luedemann, Therou A. Babar, Henry Nance. Top row: W. T. Prueft, James M. McGann, Bennett C. Wray, Sherman C. Reed, Jr., Ray L. Green, T. S. Riebe, Lowell S. Herzog. OFFICERS FALL SPRING O. C. Schroeder President Richard M. Lee W. T. Pruett Vice President _. James M. McGinn Ray L. Green - Secrefary Thurman Ray Therou Baker Treasurer — Gene K. Smith Lowell S. Herzog Repcnter Luther Luck 424 First formal gathering of the year for the Optometric Society was held at the High Hat Club, in September to welcome new students into the College of Optometry. Many guest speakers in specialized fields were sponsored by the Society along with holding regular meetings. The establishment of a working relationship between the students of optometry and the profes- sional field is the aim of the Society. An end of the year picnic was held at Herman Park for faculty and students. PEP CLUB First row: Jerry O ' Brion, Jack Smith, Barbara Potter, Dick Scott, and Maria Thomas. Second row: Bill Molinaire, Pat Thibedeaux, Sonia Klugg, Nancie Sweeton, Sara Weinberg, and Chief L. S. Mitchell. OFFICERS FALL SPRING Frank Campise — _ President Dick Scott Dick Scott Vice President Jack Grisday Russel Waldo Treasurer Russel Waldo The Pep Club is a council of clubs which co-ordinates with various campus organizations in developing and planning student activities. Among other duties the club decorates goal posts, makes posters, and decorates other campus buildings used for student activities. The primary objective of the organization is to promote school spirit. 425 PHI BETA GAMMA m ■ Lira ' s flerk- Tony fa " " ' . Cris cole H s,or,a . ._ lie Meribacher, Asso This oldest National Legal fraternity on the campus had one of its members for highest at the October 1953 sitting for state Bar Exams at Austin. Among the social activities of the Nu Chapter were four lunches, a Christmas Party, a Cocktail Party, a Formal Spring 426 Dance, and two Stag Dinners. First row: Jim Parrish, l?ichard Sigmon, Carl Deckard, Tony Farris, Jinn Friel, Bob Bonin, Hal Hillman, Arthur Petry. Top row: Charlie Merzbacher, Leonard Childs, Herman Gordon, Cris Cole, , Tom Kirtley, Jim Cobb, Ben Adams. OFFICERS Leonard Childs Chief Justice Charles Merzbacher Associate Justice Tony Farris - Bailiff Richard Sigmow _ Clerk Vernlce Thrower Chancellor Cris Cole Historian Jim Prendergasf Marshal AAr. Clyde Wellen, LLB (Instructor) Sponsor PHI DELTA PHI HUTCHENSON INN ■x( First row: Victor Branch, E, W. Hargrove, Jr., John Mixon, T. Frank Thompson, James H. Wright, Andrew C. Brown, Larry B. Jackson. Second row: Gerald Cooley, Don Webb, J. L. Cox, Jr., Buddy Gregory, Marvin Yarotsky, Howard Pollock, Lawrence A. Kio, John Kolb. Top row: Robert Lee, Forrest Stewart, Gay Brimson, Jim Buenger, 8»y T. Fortenbach, Don Bradshaw, Robert Joyce, Robert Humphrey. i SPRING Larry Dio Magister John Kiibler Coy Brown Exchequer Larry Jackson John Kiibler Clerk Everett Hargrave Ray Fortenbach Historian : John Mixon Newell Blakely Sponsors Barkesdale Stevens Hutchenson inn was organized October 10, 1952, and received recognition from international Phi Delta Phi in September, 1953. The original group functioned as Hutcheson Colony for over two years before receiving national recognition. Phi Delta Phi is the largest and oldest of legal professional frater- nities, its purposes are primarily to imbed in its members a sound and enduring sense of ethics, encourage scholarships, and induce fellowship. It provides loans toward tuition for its members and publishes a bulletin on events of interest to the fraternity. Requirements for membership: at least 12 hours in law, a scholas- tic average of 70 and be of good moral character. 427 PHI DELTA CHI OFFICERS President James Wilson Vice President -1 James Savell Secretary Doyle Harrell Treasurer _ Glen Kelly Master-at-Arms _ Sal D ' Angelo Prelate Edwin Svoboda Inner Guard Cecil Labas Historian George Monneyham Corresponding Secretary Sam Robins Phi Delta Chi is a national pharmaceutical professional fraternity. The Alpha Tau chapter was chartered on April 9, 1953. There were forty charter members and since that time twenty new members have been initiated into the fraternity. The purpose and aim of the Phi Delta Chi fraternity is to serve the individual college of pharmacy and -to strengthen interprofessional relationships. Hm tk VINCE APA EDWARD ARAIZA FRANK BANKSTON ROBERT BARR RAYMOND BENSKI WILLIAM W. BERRY AL BODAN BILL SURGES J. G. CARAWAY DONALD CHASE GEORGE CUMMINS SAL D ' ANGELO PAUL ENGELING GUS GARCIA 428 - [ I DOYLE HARRELL ROBERT C. HELLRUNG GLENN KELLY DR. D. C. KROEGER KENNETH LAVERGNE 9 % r ifc p •■ 1 ? -•▼ •»! AMEXICO AAARTINELLI DERREL McCAIN Q. McCOY GEO. MOONEYHAM JAMES MURRAY SAM ROBBINS i y MORRIS NAGLER QUENTIN NEWCOMBE JACK NORRED EDWARD NUSSBAUM HERMAN REYES ALBERT PICOU JAMES SAVELL WALTER SMITH GEORGE STRAIT EDDIE SVOBODA LESLIE TOMLINSON ANDREW VLAHAKOS JAMES WILSON PHIL WINGERTER 429 " T PHI THETA KAPPA First row: James Collins, Shirlpy Engelmann, Rosemary Moore, Shirley Schuman, Betty Sellers, G. Ernest Caldwell. Second row: Mrs. Jean Rosa, Dorothy Nevman, Peggy Pittman, Lucy Groce, Rosemary Petway. Third row: Charlotte Ferguson, Bill Reich, Charles Morgan, Mrs. Bessie M. Ebaugh, Pat McDaniel, Elizabeth Winkler. OFFICERS Rosemary Moore James Collins Shirley Schuman Betty Sellers Shirley Engleman Ernest Caldwell Mrs. Jean Rosa President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Historian Assennbly Representative Sponsor Mrs. Bessie Ebaugh .W Sponsor 430 Each year two scholarships are awarded to the male and female members of Phi Theta Kappa, National Junior Scholastic Honor Society. This year five members went to the national convention at Little Rock, Arkansas. The convention is to be held on the University of Houston campus next year. Two candlelight initiation services were held this year, one in January and the other in conjunc- tion with the Annual Banquet which was held in May. Membership is open to students who have not less than fifteen or more than fifty-nine hours, and have maintained a two-point-two average. -T PRE-MED SOCIETY OFFICERS Carl Tant President Armand Villiemann .._ _.. Vice President Helen Bundrick -. Secretary Prentiss Crowe — - Treasurer Ben Swanson Public Relations Chairman Jane Uirich Student Assembly Representative Doctor H. J. Sawin Sponsor Doctor E. N. McElrath Sponsor Special lectures by professional members of the medical profession were heard by Pre-Med Society members during the year. Movies, designed to point out major approaches to the problems of the medical profession, were also presented periodically to the membership. Parties and numerous informal social events paced the Society ' s move toward better fellowship among students preparing for study in the field of medicine. Promotion of progress in the medical profession is the main objective of the group. Organized in 1947, the Society was reorganized in 1952 after one year of inactivity. 43 1 PRESS ASSOCIATION First row: Bruce Underwood, Sponsor; John Pate, Maria Thomas, Jim Palmer, Sponsor; Mary Madison, Don Fullenweider. Top row: Mabel Stuart, Bob Goldberg, Gene Rogers, Mack Wilder, John Ballione, Ben Lacy, Charles Longuet. 432 OFFICERS FALL SPRING John Pate President _„. John Pate Dick Hickman _. Vice President Don Fullenweider Peggy Pittman _. Secretary-Treasurer Lillian Pate A " gilted " waste-paper basket was presented as a trophy by the Press Association to Mary Ann Hayes for serving as editor of the Fiesta Gazette this year. The presentation of this award was made at the annual Press Association and Journalism Banquet held in May. Keys and other awards were also given at the banquet, and Gene Rummage received the key for being the outstanding member of the club. Other social activities of the organization included a Christmas party at the home of Bobby Sanders. A scholarship fund has been set up by the association and cash awards are presented yearly to deserving individuals. Deadlines were definitely back page stuff at the Press Club ' s annual Howdy Hop honoring freshman journalism students. Dave Whiteman, at left, gives wife Jackie a husbandly smile. Charles Baylor iourna ism pace wlh •- " -- ' Press C ub uncheon. I Bobby Sanders, center, spreads the University ' s influence to fellow jour- nalists from other campuses during the Southwest Journalism Congress at Oklahoma A M. " The ones with the sugar on top ' Liz Courdray smiles as Bruce Underwood, Chairman of the School of Journalism and Graphic Arts, passes the sweets at a Press Club get together. Pat White, background agrees solemnly. 433 RADIO-TELEVISION GUILD First row: Sarah Ewart, Mary Appleby, Trudy Larson, Nancy Watchous, Mary Kiefel, Pat Butler, Ed Brace, Gil Crowell. Second row: Paul Wishnow, Harold Barron. Third row: Barbara Townsend, George Dascomb, Willard Prybiek, John Fox, Ray Landers, Gene Brown, John LaFrance. Fourth row: Richard Uray, Johnny Bradley, Patrick Welch, Bill Slater, Harold Mayfield, Paul Owen, Dick Bentliff, Jay Townsend, Rex Zapata, Cab Link, Cuppy Kirk, Ralph Freedson, Wayne Thomas, Don Paul, Richard Albitz. Top row: Guy Uckert, Jimmy Baker, Rodney Whisenant, James Hunt, Jim Van Way, Donald Merchant, Richard Funk, Bob Gelles, Bob Gardner, George Collins. f BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman of the Board Richard Albifz Vice Chairman of the Board Bill Slater Secretary of the Board Sarah Ewert Member of the Board Nancy Watchous Faculty Advisor Patrick Welch Faculty Advisor Richard Uray GUILD OFFICERS Chairman Richard Albitj Secretary, Fall Sally Stuebinej Secretary, Spring Pat Butle( Treasurer Ray Lander! Social Chairman Mary Appleb ' , Parliamentarian, Fall Phil Zimmermail Parliamentarian, Spring Paul Wishnovi Sergeant-at-Arms — John Bake The Radio-Television Guild is the student organization for all University students interested in radio and television broadcasting. Members of the Guild operate radio station KUHF and assist in the operation of television station KUHT. The Guild encourages students interested in radio and television to work together and combine their ideas for the betterment of the stations. To make a radio-television career attainable to more students, the Radio-Television Guild pre- sents scholarships annually to outstanding students in this field. The Guild is active in University affairs such as the Homecoming Day Parade, Varsity Varieties, and Frontier Fiesta. 434 ANNOUNCERS— Front row: Wishnow, Dascomb, Fox, Pryblek. Second row: Landers, Slater, Van Way, Gelles, Gardner, Link, Townsend. Back row: Mayfield, Merchant, Thomas, Whisenant, Albitz, Kirk. KUHF STUDENT STAFF Program Director . Richard Albitz Chief Announcer Bill Slater Continuity Director — Sarah Ewert Traffic Director ___ Nancy Watchous Chief Engineer Robert Schnarr Music Director Willard Pryblek Music Librarian - George Dascomb Music Staff Mary Grace Kiefel, John Fox, Jim Van Way, Harold Mayfield, Ray Landers, Janet Baass, Buddy Biasingame News Director John Harris Sports Director Milton Beech Special Events Director _._ - - Janet Baass Religious Director Jimmy Reese Re g ous Groups Council Representative Eugene Brown Women ' s News Director — - Mary Appleby BOARD OF DIRECTORS— Front row: Uray, Watchous, Ewert. Back row: Slater, Albitz, Welch. 435 RELIGIOUS GROUPS COUNCIL First row: Glenda Belsover, Jane Jackson, Corrine Staerker, Bonnie Algier, Eugene Brown. Second row: Reverend Hohn W. Frifts, Joyce Herzog, Reverend George Avenf, Jr., Shirley Smith, Joyce Rogers. Third row: Don Clark, Ray Fuchs, Donald Paul, Roy Hensel. OFFICERS FALL SPRING Shirley Smith President Shirley Smith Billy Tom AAcDanlel Vice President Billy Smith AAcDanie Bob Johnson Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Brown Two outstanding activities sponsored by R.G.C. were the Easter Program and the World Uni- versity Fund which aids the needy around the world. The Religious Groups Council was founded in 1949, to promote and unite the efforts of the various Religious Groups and to make religion a vital part of the life at the University. The council is composed of two representatives from each Religious Group plus a president elected by the representatives. 436 SIGMA ALPHA IOTA I I OFFICERS FALL SPRING Anna Thomas President Katherine Kucera Marilyn Cleland — Vice President Donna Wade Shirley Engelmenn Recording Secretary __ Betty Sellers Donna Wade ._.. Corresponding Freda Leach Lucy Grace Treasurer Dixon Yarbrough Dixon Yarbrough C iap a n Ann Thomas • 1 ' i LYNLEE BARRY KATHERINE KUCERA Outstanding achievement of Sigma Alpha lota this year was the presentation of two TV shows, one in the fall and one in the spring. On March 28, 1954 the Univers ity ' s Beta Pi chapter of Sigma Alpha lota celebrated its first birthday, and the chapter sponsored the American Music Recital. Ushering for all concerts in Cullen Auditorium is a duty of the chapter ' s members, and yearly a scholarship is given to a member. MARILYN CLELAND FREDA LEACH FLORENCE SARAO DIXON YARBROUGH SCHAFER LA VERNE SNEAD ELIZABETH STRINE DORIS SWILER ANN THOMAS JANE TIPTON DONNA WADE 437 If, BRUCE UNDERWOOD Sponsor LOUIS COWHAN SIGMA DELTA CHI OFFICERS Charles Longuet President Eddie Noack Vice President Tommy Sasser Secretary-Treasurer Bruce Underwood Sponsor Sigma Delta Chi held its state convention in Houston. All members of the U. of H. chapter attended. The president and the sponsor attended the national Sigma Delta Chi convention in St. Louis and Charles Lonquet was named to the national executive council and to the state executive council. Members of the University chapter helped write and sell the Fiesta Gazette, and partici- pated in the Varsity Varieties show. JERRY EZELL CHARLES LONQUET President MIKE FERGUSON JON m: H «AC 438 TED NANCE EDDIE NOACK TOMMY SASSER SIGMA GAMMA EPSILON PALL OFFICERS Cecil R. Rives President Hugh Christianson Vice President Daniel B. Shaw Secretary-Treasurer Neil E. Hanson Corresponding Secretary James W. Nelnns H sfor an Dr. Paul H. Fan _,. SPRING — _ Arthur L. Clardy John F. Barnes Ronald W. Prescott - Charles M. Meeks ... Howard Caillouet Sponsor Dr. Paul H. Fan Toward the aim of promoting social and scholastic growth of its members, Sigma Gamma Epsilon sponsors many fiel d trips and lectures of great interest to the geological pro- fession. Affiliated with the national society, the University chapter is open to students of mixed classifications having fourteen hours in Earth Science and an over all " C " average. HOWARD CAILLOUET SOCIETY OF ACCOUNTANTS First row: Sister AAary Crescentia, Sister Christine Marie, Hamblen, Friend. Second row: Rodriguez, Manuel, Kohli, Partain, Dr. Sipe, Hruslca. Third row: Clark, Batt, Matzinger, Andrews, StDith, Conner, Geesing, Watson, Pigue, Frani lin, Carlin, Wi- zoreck, Ballard. OFFICERS FALL SPRING Jesse AAirasie President Murray Batt Billy Croll Vice President John Hamblen Murray Batt -__ Secretary Irene Perry John Hamblem Treasurer _. Leonard Friend Leonard Friend Sergeant-at-Arms _-__ Eugene Partain Irene Perry Assemblynnan Billy Conner Several films relating to accounting were shown to the members of the Society of Accountants during the past year. Also the Society sponsored many guest speakers, participated in Career Day, and held a wiener roast before the Oklahoma A M football game. The aim of the Society is to acquaint industry with student accountants, to provide tutoring for members, and to provide fellowships and accounting scholarships. 440 1 SOCIETY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS I Front row; W. J. Giesenschlag, W. C. Southers, Dave Davis, N. Hermann, G. E. Wilson, and Arthur Butler. Second row: T. N. Whitalter, A. Arcidiacono, Ricfiard H. Harrison, John C. Wagner, Alvin E. Heins, C. G. Jarvis, and H. M. Hutton. Third row: W. P. Schneider, P. W. Meiselbach, B. W. Reich, R. T. Smith, David McMillin, Robert L. Gill, and Roy R. Vann. Fourth row: Marvin E. Weber, David E. Wunsch, H. B. Patterson, Jr., and S. R. Fleetwood. Back row: R. J. Theodore, and James T. Owens. OFFICERS Dave Davis W. C. Southern ' Norman Hermann Glenn Wilson The Society of Electrical Engineers was founded in 1950 to promote better fellowship and to conduct programs of broadening educational benefit for the electrical engineering student. Annual activities include a Fall Picnic, Spring Banquet, and field trips to various plants and com- panies where students are given an opportunity to view some of the practical aspects of the ap plied knowledge of their chosen profession. The Society also takes an active part in the Frontier Fiesta; it is one of the co-sponsors of the Plugged Nickel. One of the outstanding achievements of the past year was the winning of first place in the student paper competition held by the Institute of Radio Engineers, a national professional or- ganization. The Society holds bi-monthly meetings; membership is open to all electrical engineering majors with a " C " average or better. 441 SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS 442 First row: Clyde Johnstone, Jimmy Guy, Lou Fleissner, Btll Krass, Clyde Wainwright, Scott Eslinger, Bill Corrigan, Joe Taylor, R. L. Bailes, Bill Reich, (Unidentified), Bill AAolinaire, Bill Parker. Second row; Miles Linger, Donald May, Jerry Ashcraft, Sam Koem, A. D. Oliver, Jessie Watson, Harry Bealley, Dub Southers, Lonnie Beckham, Larry Snider, Martin Pike, Charles Huber, Charles Ray. Third row: Marcus Owings, Johnny Duncan, Pat McLaughlan, Willie Konuicka, Ambros Byrd, Ray Mc- intosh, (Unidentified), Billy Bob Bluse, James Myre, Stanley Fleetwood, Clifford Malek. Fourth row: (Unidentified), Jeff Brun- ing. Jack Frazer, Bruce Richards, James Willingham, James Kelly, Robert Reed, John Hurst, John Heironimus, Gene Paul Hackney, B. J. Miller, Bobby Gilmer, Bud Harmon, Mervin Dial, Bob Kelly, Moye Wicks, John Markall. OFFICERS Joe T. Taylor President O. T. Dierlam Vice President George Gabriles Secretary Patrick Shannon Treasurer BOARD OF DIRECTORS James L. Depriest B. J. Miller John Heironimus Roland Adams In an effort to better acquaint Engineering students with both campus life and local industries pertaining to their profession the Society of Engineers greatly increased their activities in ' 54, offering more field trips and more social get-togethers. One of the largest student organizations on campus, the Society sponsored the Plugged Nickel during Fiesta and took an active part in many other University functions. Membership is open to Engineering students of high caliber who maintain a high scholastic standing. SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS First row: D. E. Williams, F. D. Bellow, H. B. Beasley, E. I. Stuchly, G. A. Gohdran, Prof. A. A. Rasmussen, W. W. Watson. Second row: AAurphy Lum, Pak Shiu Woo, J. W. Watson, Geoge A. Willis, L. P. Babik, B. D. Acord, A. D. Oliver, C. Gamble. Third row: Grady D. Joiner, C. Dean Newman, D. B. Tillman, R. E. Lohec, L. F. Duncan, Heinz Wapplet, W. R. Morrison, J. A. Kelley. Fourth row: Ambros W. Byrd, A. C. Peterson, J. F. Gadbols, W. S. Parker, J. E. Hurst, H. E. Thornhill, H. G. Smith, J. L. Tomlinson, J. W. Willingham, Jr., Joiner Grady. OFFICERS F. D. Bellow President H. B. Beasly _ _ Vice Presidenf E. I. Stuchly Secrelary G. A. Goudran Treasurer Though the Society in comparison to other older campus organizations is few in numbers, its individual members have taken an active part in the various social and political activities of the University. The Society plans to take an even more active part in campus functions in the future. The Society of Mechanical Engineers, organized in 1952, has grown from its twenty-five original members to over seventy active members. The organization, founded to develop a closer association and a professional attitude among mechanical engineering students, furnishes a common meeting ground for those students inter- ested in this field. Membership is open to all Mechanical Engineering majors of good character and high integrity. 443 THE STOCK AND STOLON CLUB First row: Elsie Cole, Jeanette Lamb, Drue Teddiie, Katie Satterwhite, Joan Russell, Betty Ann Frucht, Jean Fontenelle, Elsie Pitchford, Madeen Marks, Sponsor; Harold Clark, Sponsor. Second row: Thomas Vaughn, Lyie Simpton, Roberto Sadino, Johnny Bobbitt, J. W. Watson, Don Beardsley, Leon Sykes, Bill Laney, Al Robinson, Ercell Jeter, Garlano Jones, Bob Le Mond, Sponsor; Gerald L. Hamm. Third row: Jack Greer, Muray Batt, Martin Molales, Jimmy Lawrence, Bob Smith, Billy Jo Hawthorne, Joseph Yannush, R. B. Ledbetter, David Pollack, Kim Bray, Ray Caifee, John T. Carter. Top row: Wayne Habermacher, Eldon Bucher, Vernon Lamb, Robert Baer, Mason Romans, Al Teddlie, Jerry Cabler, William Mayberry, Dr. John S. Williams. FALL Al Robertson President David Pollock Vice President Elsie Pitchford Secretary Bill Laney Treasurer SPRING _. Ercell Jeter Vernon Lannb .. Joan Russell ..__ Al Teddlie The Stock and Stolon Club was chosen to be the largest and most active college or university agricultural club in the United States for 1954. They were producers of the " world ' s largest intercollegiate rodeo, " and participated in the Frontier Fiesta with a concession. The Stock and Stolon Club engages in local agricultural programs both on and off the campus. Being one of the top active organizations at the University, the club also finds time for a complete series of social functions including dances, beach parties, and wiener roasts. The Stock and Stolon Club participated in the Homecoming Parade, the Outlaw Drive, and Career Day. The Club was organized in 1949, and is sponsored by the Agricultural Department, Houston Chamber of Commerce, and the Houston Farm and Ranch Club. John Wayne and Ward Bond being made honorary members of the Stock and Stolon Club by president, Ercell Jeter, Jr., at the annual Farm and Ranch Club auction. Standing: Al Robertson, Spring president, and Ercell Jeter, Jr., Fall president. Seated: Joan Russell, Rodeo secretary and club Sweetheart, Vernon Lamb, Rodeo chairman. Ui tlyiK 11 filtie iltia sodil efce, PATSY GARRETT was chosen Sweetheart of the Stock and Stolon club and rodeo. CLUB OP FICER - " 1, Vernon Jeter, J ' - umb, J°» " " " " l, Al , M Watson, Eldon Buchet. 445 1 • THETA SIGMA PHI OFFICERS Mary Blount President Karen Gaines Vice President Ruth Mary Durham Secretary Jane Rutherford __ Treasurer Zerlene Schreiber Archives Keeper Peggy Williamson Assemblyman All members of Theta Sigma Phi were active in journalism work, either in campus jobs or on newspapers. Four were editors of campus publications. Two won national honors in photo-jour- nalism. The majority was very successful in free-lance work. The group is one of the tri-sponsors of both Varsity Varieties and Frontier Fiesta Gazette. The group works to aid women in seeking careers in journalistic fields while raising the standards in those fields. HELEN GILPIN MARY BLOUNT Sponsor I - , ANNA ROSE FAOLJR KAREN GAINES PEGGY PITTAAAN ROCHELLE NELSON jm AAARY MADISON JOYCE KOHLER JANE RUTHERFORD AAABEL STEWART 4 - ' i i ujtSLEy FounoRTion PRESEMTS TO N MFRITt lUUJ LL U II 00 FRIDfly 130 E niDERSClTE RELiuous Discussion C ?OUP r. 12 30 IUESLE9 FOUHMTION 306 WESLEY FOUNDATION rporae Strait, P ' esi- dent; Jim " ' « Secretary. Picture taken at " The Lot, " future location of Methodist Student Center, Rockwood and Wheeler, just across the street from the dorms. First row: Marlene Moberly, Laverne Sneed, Mary Ellen Harriss, Joe Grout, Jean Davis, lleen Robinson. Second row: Twyla Basye, Shirley Smith, Ellen Mok, Joyce Rogers, Maxie Jester, " Skipper " Avent, mascot; Vivian Jester, Betty Jane Maley, W. D. Spyne. Top row: Avner Bensignor, Robert Wood, Lai Sardana, Charles Carter, Jim McGee, Jimmy Killen, Joe Caniff, Roger Green, Bill Looney, Forrest Wilkins, George Cannon, George Strait, Jimmie Reese, George Avent, Director. OFFICERS George E. Strait President Jimmie A. Reese Vice President Joyce Rogers Secretary AAaxis Jester - Treasurer Four different meetings highlight the Wesley Foundation ' s activities: the Methodist Town Meeting; Time for Fellowship,- Aldersgate, a daily religious discussion group; and Vespers, a twice weekly worship service. The club sent eleven delegates to the National Methodist Student Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, and twenty-two students attended the Texas Methodist Student Movement in Dallas. A weekly paper called the Wesleyan is published by the club and distributed free to students on the campus. 447 VARSITY " H " ASSOCIATION I OFFICERS Joe O ' Conner President Donald Folks _ _ ,_ _. Vice President Wes Richers - Recording Secretary Carlton Hanta Corresponding Secretary AAarwin AA. Durrenberger Treasurer Buddy Gillioz Sergeant-at-Arn s Aside from its athletic duties. Varsity " H " sponsors the Rock and Rye, fast becoming a Fiesta landmark and winner of many Frontier Fiesta awards. Organized in 1946 to enhance the University ' s athletic prestige, the organization has made considerable gains in accomplishing the goal. The Varsity " H " Sweetheart Ball is the outstanding event of each year. NOT PICTURED: Claude Arrington Tommy Bajles Wilburn Booher Rodney Carpenter Paul Carr Bobby Clatterbuck Ted Cooper Tommy Cruse Vernon Eschenfelder Ken Faour Donald Folks Galen Fowler Jim Hatton Sammy Hopson George Hynes Kirby Jett Roland Johnson Larry McBride Charles Petkovsek Wes Richers Gary Shivers Newton Shows Bobby D. Walker John Welch Edgar Willhelm Ben Wilson I MX " «»• f If DANNY BOONE VERLE CRAY MARVIN DURRENBERGER WAYNE GEDDES Halfback Joe Bob Smith was the 1953-54 winner of the Walter O. Caldwell Award for outstanding freshman football player. ( Sir TEDDY GRAY CARLTON HANTA DONN HARGROVE I i a» i wwm inders Award. Dr. Franklin S.ovall receives a life membership in the Varsity " H " Association. 1 J»rr es Ko ,d. Bob Sm i,h - " ' ' outstanding freshman All-American shortstop, Hill from the team. », j ost Spititeri ? 1 KEN LILIE TED LUTRINGER JOE O ' CONNER DOUG OSBURN t m m ii» JACK PATTERSON KEN REESE ALLEN SHIPLEY WAYNE SHOEMAKER KEN STEGALL KEN WAGSTAFF 449 WESTMINSTER FELLOWSHIP First row: Ronald Byrnes, Janet Rubottom, Tom Davis. Second row: Director Mrs. Hazel Anderson, Betty Lee Miller, Betty Scott, Pat Chesnutt. Top row: George L. Johnson, Fred W. Krause. OFFICERS FALL SPRING Ronald Byrnes Ronald President; OFFICERS-Firs. ' ° ;J° ' ' Za w. Krause. Secretary. Chesnutt. Vice ' ' ' " " . " J J ' p.blicity Chairman. Standing-. George L. Johnson, 450 Pat Chesnutt President Ronald Silcott Vice President Pat Chesnutt Betty Lee Miller Secretary Fred Krause Earl Morrison Treasurer None Jo Ann Bell Publicity Chairman George Johnson To give an opportunity for spiritual growth through personal devotion, group fellowship, and to work on worthwhile projects is the main purpose of the Westnninster Fellowship. Interesting speakers were brought in for each regular weekly nneeting of the group this year. Other activities included the annual Christmas Formal, the Valentine Sweet- ij heart Banquet, and a bay party at Galveston. jj The Fellowship ' s outstanding activity was a Spring Retreat held at Camp Ross Sterling. I WOMEN ' S DORMITORY COUNCIL First row; Barbara Airheart, Pawnee Hillier, (Unidentified), Fran Cockrell, (Unidentified), Chris Smith. Back row: Sue Martin, (Unidentified), Virginia M. Schobel, Rosemary Trentacost, Betty Dick. OFFICERS FALL SPRING Trina Anderson President .__. Pawnee Hillier Pawnee Hillier Vice President ___. Barbara Airheart Chris Smith - Freshman Vice President — Chris Smith Rosemary Trentacost Secretary Rosemary Trentacost Laura Beth Lancaster Social Chairman _ Betty Dick devotion I eiir,5 - The Women ' s Dormitory Council, a judicial and social organization, has been in existence since the dormitories first opened in the fall of 1951. It was organized to establish, develop, and administer rules for group living and to sponsor projects and social events for the benefit of all dormitory students. The Council, to which all women dormitory students belong, sponsors many social events throughout the year, the highlight of these being the Christmas Ball. Each year the Council gives a Christmas party for underprivileged children. at Calf 451 WOMEN ' S STUDENT ASSOCIATION First row: Patsy Beyer, Mary Ellen Heath, Norma Jean Callahan, Louise Barefield, CIssie Newlin. Second row: Florence Kemmerer, Mrs. Thea M. Temple, June Garrison, Jamie Acker, Mavalene Miles, Sonja Klug, Nancie Sweeton, Margaret Cullom, Betty Carter, Gloria Gillespie. Top row: Pawnee Hillier, Barbara Cohen, Shirley Tyson, Betty McMenemy, Barbara Hinson, Sara Weinberg, Carolyn Farrell, Marilyn Loman. OFFICERS Gloria Gillespi i Nirs. Theo Temple, FALL Jamie Acker President Carolyn Farrell Vice President Gloria Gillespie Secretary Margaret Cullom Treasurer Mary Lynn Hill Historian Barbara Hinson Assemblyman SPRING Marilyn Loman President Betty Carter Vice President Barbara Hinson Secretary Margaret Cullum Treasurer Mary Lynn Hill Historian Barbara Hinson Assemblyman 452 The Executive Council of the Women ' s Student Association is composed of outstanding women leaders on campus: the presidents of all women organizations on campus, women class officers in student government. The purpose of the organization is to preserve and promote the interest and prestige of the University; to assure to each student the largest possible personal liberty without injury of others; and to promote such activities and enter- prises as well as aid in equipping members of the organization for a satisfying life and to receive the optimum good in our democratic way of life. Organized in October, 1950, under the guidance of Mrs. Theo M. Temple, Dean of Women, the club was approved January 11, 1951. Any registered woman at the University of Houston is a member of the Women ' s Student Association. . and G-9 ' " pairM- asd03ied W Jean Clower, Frank Allen and Bil Nix listen to Paul ' s explanation of his paintings. WRITERS ' CLUB « -,;7 ' « " " •.. c ob On I tomt Mi Nirat WW ■an pus: iiute inter- jood Altruistic as well as literary, the club collected clothing for Korea at its Christmas party. Miss Ruth Penny- backer, sponsor, and George Johnson, president, sort the clothing. Carol Kay remains silent while Mabel Stewart joins in the general discussion at a meeting. OFFICERS President — George Johnson Vice President Maria Thomas Secretary Pat Harkins Treasurer Robert Wren Publicity Ciiairm an Jerry Ezell Assemblymen AAabel Stewart and Jim Wells Sponsor AAiss Ruth Pennybacker The Writers ' Club was organized in 1936 by its present sponsor. Miss Ruth Pennybacker. it encourages young writers by manuscript readings at club meet- ings. It sponsors the Harvest, literary anthology, published annually, now in its eighteenth year. 453 1II H I ADVERTISERS ' INDEX American General Life Insurance Co. 472 American Title 459 Bill Bennett Restaurants 475 Bill Williams 460 Champion Paper Co. 464 Consolidated Chemical 474 Corrigan ' s 466 Cullen, H. R 457 First National Bank 463 Foley ' s 473 Gulf Printing Co 475 Hogan-Allnoch 471 Holloway ' s 474 Houston Lighting Power Co. 469 Hughes Tool 467 Humble 474 Jones, Jesse H 458 Lane-Wells Co. 475 Langham, Langston Burnett 477 Macatee, W. L. Sons 459 One ' s A Meal 463 Parker Brothers Co. 462 Reed Roller Bit Co 470 Ridgway Co., Inc. 475 Sakowitz 468 San Jacinto Engraving Co. 461 Second National Bank 461 Shaffer Tool Works 473 Sharp Camera Co. 476 Smart Shop 466 South Main State Bank 468 Texas National Bank 47! Texas Photo Supply 474 Tours and Travel 473 United Gas 466 U. of H. Cafeteria Service 472 Walt ' s Record Shop 476 Warwick Hotel 459 Wessendorff-Nelms Co 471 White ' s Pharmacy 477 Wilson Stationery 476 Wyatt Metal 465 Ye Old College Inn 464 a 1 X Compliments of H. R. CULLEN Compliments of JESSE H. JONES INTERESTS 458 i II II W. L MACATEE SONS, INC. BUILDING MATERIALS founded in I860 103 AUSTIN STREET PRESTON 6167 jror aUhcnminatina Uransienld and Ktiidtnlial LjueiU jm. Home of THE CRYSTAL DINING ftOOM R. T. CULI.AIHEH Manager UJ H R lU I C K HOTEL and APARTMENTS HOUSTON, TEXAS AMERICAIV TITLE GUAHAOTY CO. HARRIS COUNTY ABSTRACT CD. £ital,LliJ 1885 HOUSTON, TEXAS 459 And don ' t forget! Let ' s get together often at BiM Williams. Among the best things we take from college are the many worthwhile friendships made during school years. Make it a lifelong habit to get the gang together often. And what better place can be found than the old stomping grounds of college days — where food and fellowship are always the best. 11 WslK ' oms e Style MacGregor House 5100 Old Spanish Trail FRIED CHICKEN 6515 SOUTH MAIN OPPOSITE OLD RICE STADIUM 460 i QUALITY ENGRAVINGS ON COPPER AND ZINC FINE HALFTONE WORK OUR SPECIALTY ALSO COLOR PLATES FOR ALL OF YOUR PRINTING NEEDS. VISIT OUR NEW PLANT AT 2040 KIPLING . . . OR CALL LYnchburg 3569 San Jacinto ENGRAVING CO., Inc. J To the Graduating Class of 1954 Congratulations and Good Wishes A Friendly Suggestion from The Second National Bank In earning your diplomas,- you have equipped yourselves with one of the basic ingredients of business and professional success. Congratula- tions and the best of luck in using the education you have received to win a high place in your chosen careers. May we suggest, in the friendliest spirit, that coincidentally with your entrance into a business or profession, you open a savings account at this progressive ba nk? A savings account contributes to success in many ways. It fosters the habit of thrift which business leaders look for in selecting candidates for responsible positions. Often it provides the cash required to take advantage of the opportunity that leads to lifelong suc- cess and satisfaction. Second National takes special pleasure in serving young business and professional people, and in watching their accounts keep pace with their progress. SECON WAJN AT lUlK AYIONAL BANK OF HOUSTON CAPITAL AND SURPLUS 15 MILLION DOLLARS ■Bi H _BMiKH» AAembcr Federal Deposit Insurance Corperotlon •■h h mb 461 I PARKER BROTHERS CO., INC. PRODUCERS-DISTRIBUTORS Shell-Sand-Gravel-Cement READY MIX CONCRETE— ASPHALT-COATED SHELL SAND STABILIZED SHELL Orders by Rail, Boat or Truck HOUSTON I, TEXAS WO-4461 462 ■ wj»»» f | iw wyrM»qq w nj i»j« »«» j» a«— OJ Mtt i For Your Convenience Ten Locafions 1021 CAPITOL MAIN AND McKINNEY TEXAS AND SAN JACINTO 2520 AMHERST 2923 MAIN 4422 MAIN 2019 WEST GRAY 5603 ALMEDA 2252 WEST HOLCOMBE 2128 Portsmouth " ONE ' S A MEAL " BROOKS SYSTEM SANDWICH SHOPS JrHATEVER your plans for the future, a good banking connection can help you fulfill them. 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Also, we are indebted to industry, which backs with dollars these findings of classroom and laboratory. In providing equipment with which industry builds to keep pace with science, Wyatt Metal and Boiler Works has grown into an international organization. It is a privilege to recognize the classroom as part of this opportunity. MANUFACTURERS AND ERECTORS SINCE 1913 465 f LoU.X.4 L ' where quality reigns supreme Quality . . A CORRIGAN TRADITION FOR OVER THREE GENERATIONS T he mastery you have attained over the problems of your school years, whether in your studies or in your personal relationships, will be of infinite value in the time to come as you set about achieving other goals. Life is simply an extension of the experiences you ' ve already had . . . a larger canvas on which to create the picture of the future you desire. Apply intelligently all you have learned in school and you ' ll find success a familiar friend throughout your adult years. k FOR THE BEST IN GAS SERVICE CALL . . . BLackstone 0271 UNITED THE BIGGEST BARGAIN IN YOUR HOME TODAY ■tf-L « » ' l ' -J OENE»Al OFFICES zEEiimni 88 YEARS OF DEPENDABLE GAS SERVICE TO HOUSTONIANS 466 I econoinics BEHIND YOUR CHOICE OP ROCK BITS HU6HES TOOL COMPANY HOUITOa. TEIAI i WORLD STANDARD OF THE INDUSTRY In oil well drilling, the margin between profit and loss may frequently be the difference in the performance of the rock bits you use. That is why so many operators today select Hughes bits in setting up bit programs for their wells. They know from experience that in established areas they can project drilling costs from the performance of Hughes bits. Let the Hughes representative in the area in which you are operating help you set up the bit program on your next well. 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II For Free Travel Information The World Over All Transportation Tickets At No Extra Cost TOURS AND TRAVEL 803 Walker HOUSTON 2. TEXAS CA-0268 ARSITY HOP It ' s YOUR shop . . . staffed by men of your own age and interests; offering you the styles, prices, and famous name brands you prefer for sports, dress, or formal wear. Come in to see our comprehensive selections . . . soon! 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That whatever you will you ' ve been gifted to do. Believe in yourself and step out un- afraid, by misgivings and doubt be not easily swayed. You ' ve the right to suc- ceed; the precision of skill which be- tokens the great you can earn if you will. The wisdom of ages is yours if you ' ll read. But you ' ve got to believe in yourself to succeed. WHITE ' S PHARMACY 2705 Cullen Blvd. CA-9296 Langham, Langston Burnett Insurance Counselors 3700 Montrose Boulevard HOUSTON, TEXAS I. 477 A LITHOGRAPHED — YEARBOOK DALLAS • TEXAS I ,1 ,]t06IAttED I

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