University of Omaha - Tomahawk / Gateway Yearbook (Omaha, NE)

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of 0. Song U. of O. we ' re here to boast you While our colors fly Always true in all you do We ' ll hold your banners high. We will always stand behind you Backing up that line— FIGHT. 0-ma-ha we praise forever U. of 0. [2] GATEWAY ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA FRED A. NELSON Editor-in-Chief CLIFFORD H. HANSEN Business Manager [4] TA.BLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD Page 7 DEDICATION --Page 9 ADMINISTRATION - - Page 11 LAW AND BUSINESS SCHOOLS . .. Page 21 GRADUATES... ...Page 27 IN MEMORIAM - ... Page 43 JUNIORS... ...Page 45 UNDERGRADUATES - Page 55 PUBLICATIONS .-Page 63 ATHLETICS - - -- Page 69 DEBATING .- .- Page 81 DRAMATICS Page 85 ASSEMBLY Page 91 GALA DAY Page 95 ORGANIZATIONS Page 101 GREEKS - - Page 113 MEMORIES Page 137 (S OREWORD en college days hare faded it is pleas- ant to look back and once again live those happiest days of our life. But our mem- ory forsakes us and we need some stimuli to bring back our golden college days. The days and months and years spent at Omaha U are never forgotten. What a pleasure it is to look back over these days, and how we wish again the bygone days were once again to ours. Thus it is that days come and days go but only metnories remain. It is our purpose in this book to store up these memories and in years to come to revive your happiness and pleas- ures. We trust we have been successful in our purpose, showing partiality to none, and presenting the activities of our college in a way which is satisfactory and en- joyable to all. Dedication Mr. D. W. Merrow, attorney of Omaha, who was one of the original incorporators of the University and has ever since continuously served as a member of its Board of Trustees and as its Treasurer, this voljjme is affectionately dedicated in grateful recognition of his generous devotion of his time, his means, his services. ADMINISTRATION ml BOARD OF TRUSTEES W. F. Baxter C. W. Black Dr. W. F. Callfas M. B. Copeland J. E. Davidson N. P. Dodge Paul W. Kuhns A. A. Lamoreaux Dr. J. P. Lord Dr. H. M. McClanahan R. A. McEachron D. W. Merrow A. N. Eaton Dr. Palmer Findley Dr. W. C. Gibbs A. W. Gordon W. A. Gordon W. T. Graham Hugh Myers George Platner C. Louis Meyer Geo. Rasmussen Dr. W. L. Shearer A. C. Thomsen Dr. A. F. Jonas Mrs. A. F. Jonas Mrs. Sarah Joslyn Henry Kieser Judge Howard Kennedy Dr. J. H. Vance C. Vincent Mrs. C. Vincent Aliae R. Ware THE FACULTY D. E. Jenkins - President J. F. Schwarz ..Executive Secretarj W. G. James. - - Dean Hui-ma Zeutmyer Registrar Inez Chestnut Librarian Marlowe Addy .Kindergarten John E. Bauman .. .Science Francis K. Gould Rhetoric F. K. GuilfoiL. Rhetoric Anna Jenkins.. Home Economics Mrs. Leslie Johnson Rhetoric August Knight Art Albert Kuhn — German Thomas L Porter .- Mathematics F. H. Ridgley ...Greek ' M. H. Sublette .-. Economics T, E. SuUenger Social Science Mrs. V, H. Vartanian French V. H. Vartanian Religious Education Nell Ward Chemistry Frankie Walters Education Mrs. Pearl L. Weber...——... Psychology George C. Wright Spanish Mrs. Louise J. Wylie Music NELL WARD L RLOWE ADDY Chemistry Kindergarten INEZ CHESTNUT Librarian H. SUBLETTE J. F. SCHWARZ Economics Exec utive Secretary JOHN E. BAUMAN Science F. H. RIDGLEY Greek F. K. GUILFOIL Rhetoric HULDA PETERS MRS. LESLIE JOHiNSON Accounting Rhetoric ANHUAL 1026 HERMA ZEUTMYER Registrar FRANKIE WALTERS MRS. PEAtvL L. WEBER Psychology-Philosophy GEORGE CARR WRIGHT Spanish THOMAS PORTER Mathematics ANNx JENKINS Home Economics V. H. ARTANIAN Religious Education AUGUSTA KNIGHT Art T. EARL SULLENGER Social Science FRANCIS K. GOULD Rhetoric II M IIIIIIIIIfllllll l lllll TOi tesftiiiMMiiiiri mi II ■iiiiiiimiMmL !iy| iSIRS. V. VARTANIAN French [201 LAW and BUSINESS [21] o ■ ■1 f !□ □1 UlCILLE KENDALL FREEDA C. NELSON A. J. DUNLAP SCHOOL OF BUSINESS THE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, located at 1307 Farnam street, now entering upon its second year, has enjoyed a rapid growth. In this Department are found those vocational subjects which equip a young man or woman to enter the business world immediately upon the completion of the different courses. In this Department, ability to do is the chief objective, rather than the acquisition of theoretical systems. The " shop talk " of the Department is speed, rate, accuracy, etc. What is your rate in typing, in shorthand? Will you win a medal this month ? How fast are you on the Dictaphone ? Are you on the posting machine ? Have you passed the test on the multi- giaph? What set of Accounting have you completed? These questions indicate the extreme practicability of the work of the Department and SCHOOL OF BUSINESS account, in this commercial age and in the commercial city of Omaha, for the rapid growth of the Department. The world today needs art as much as it needs science. Enrollment in this Department is so airanged as to permit people of all ages, sex, and previous conditions of education to take advantage of the opportunities offered. The high school graduate may enter the De- partment and, while pursuing the commercial branches, secure University credit, leading to a degree in Commercial Science. He is also enabled by this method not only to secure his degree but, also, to prepare himself for immediate sei vice and a position in the business world. The non-high school graduate may enroll as a non-credit student and, while not being qualified to receive University credit, may prepare himself for active business under the splendid supervision and with the substan- tial backing of a strong, well-established, and well-known University. The University graduate may enroll in this Department and, by the proper selection of subjects, become equipped both for service in the busi- ness world and for the teaching of commercial subjects in the public schools of the country, and at the same time earn the proper University credits to be applied on a degree in Science. In addition to the manual commercial arts, are added courses in analy- tical salesmanship, advertising, business organization, and above all, daily information in law, including statutory, parliamentary, and common law. These subjects are taught in a practical way and widen the mental horizon and develop power of expression, self confidence, and all of those traits which militate for the success of an individual in the field of business. Social, athletic, and literary activities are handled by a student or- ganization, patterned much after the Commercial Clubs of the countiy, in which the student will find an outlet for self expression later in life. ll1lll[llTIT[lTmlflll]]lll[i]UIllIl|]lllRJM ((t3y [231 THE LAW SCHOOL FACULTY ALEXANDER C. TROUP, A. B., LL. B. Judge of District Court, Fourth District, Nebraska, Dean of Law Faculty. ARTHUR C. THOMSEN, LL. B. Secretary of Law College. Judge W. W. Slabaugh Laurence I. Shaw Charles Haller Robert Neely Harry Shackleford Amos Thomas Thomas Dysart Leonard Hames H. L. Mossman Ralph A. Van Orsdel Judge W. G. Hastings Judge A. C. Troup Howard Saxton Judge A. L. Sutton James Sturtevant THE NIGHT LAW SCHOOL EVEN though the Law School of the University of Omaha is still a night school, it is growing very rapidly. The University of Omaha acquired a new permanent location at 1307 Farnam, in which the law classes are held. This building is very convenient and adds greatly to the progress of Omaha University. The Law School now boasts of 25 instruc- tors, who are chosen from among the best lawyers of the city. While there were seven students when the school was first founded, there are now over 90 students attending classes. The school requires a four-year course for graduation, and offers such subjects as Logic, Argumentation, Public Speaking, Psychology of Evidence, Brief Making, and the Use of Law Book, all of which are compulsory. The classes are held every night, except Sunday. The mute court, which is the only class held out at Joslyn Hall, is held in the libary, every other Saturday night at 8 o ' clock. The neighbors are very interested in the court and attend regularly in goodly numbers. The jury for the court is selected from this group of outsiders, which makes it necessary for the students to bring up their case much more clearly than if they were per- suading some of their fellow students, who in most law schools serve as the jury. The school has again issued a number of bulletins, in which various legal subjects are discussed, and have sent them out to all the lawyers of Nebraska. The Law school is making good headway, and will soon be recognized as the equal of any law school in America. [25] [261 HILMA PETERSEN GERALD HOG AN SENIOR OFFICERS Gerald Hog-an..._ President Hilma Petersen Vice President Beth Barnes Sec ' y-Treasurer CLASS OF ' 26 WE have reached our goal. This completion of our senior year has been the culmination of our long series of advancements in the realm of education. For most of us it means approximately sixteen years of preparation to meet life. We now turn from the happy, carefree past to meet the problems of the world about us. Little do we know how well equipped we are, but time will only tell the benefits de- rived from a higher education. How different is this graduation from that thrilling and gorgeous event four years ago. We finished high school and felt that there couldn ' t be much more to learn. We were eager however to go to college and see what more there might be. Now after four years we look back over wha t we have done and look ahead to what there is yet to do. We have seen times and people change. In our college days many things have happened. Some bring back the fondest memories while other things cause us to stop and wonder at our foolish freshman days. Hopes have been raised, then dashed, great plans have been made and failed. But life doesn ' t change and its problems re- main the same to be met and solved. We hope that with our work and fun here, as a guide we may con- tinue to learn and to play, with ever another greater goal ahead. —A. M. SENIORS EUZABETH G. BARNES, B. A. MARY UHL COLLINS, B. A. Gamma Sigma Omicron; President, 4; Y. W. C A., 3, 4; Spanish club: Class Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Cabinet, 1, 2, 3, Secretary. 3. President, 2; Weekly Gateway StafT, 1; Los Sabios, 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary, 2; Deutsche Verein, 2, 3; Girls ' Basketball. ' 3; W. A. A., 4; Executive Board: Women ' s Glee club, 3, 4; Brush and Bench, 4; Qass Secretary, 4. ESTHER BEAR, B. A. JOE HOUSTON, B. A. JAMES DOTY, B. A. Student Council, 1; Gala Day, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chairman, 4; Chemistry Assistant, 3, 4; Annual Staff, 2, 4; Weekly Gateway, 1; Varsity Varieties; Debating, 4; Class Sec- retary, 2; Dramatic club, 1, 2. 3, 4. Presi- dent, 3, 4. Theta Phi Delta; Y. M. C. A. Pres.. 2; Thirteen. 2, 3, 4; Debate. 2, 3, 4; Dra- matic club, 3, 4; Glee club, 2, 3. i. 130 J SENIORS NN McCONNELL, B. A. ELIZABETH SOWELL, B. A. Sigma Chi Omicron; French club, 1, 2, 3, 4; President, 2; Spanish club, 4; Pan- Helenic Council, 2; Thirteen, 2; Student Council, 2; Y. W. C. A. Social Secretary, 3; Gala Day Central Com., 3; Junior At- tendant, 3; Editor-in-Chief Annual, 2; An- nual Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4. HILMA PETERSEN, B. A. Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Cabinet, 2; Vice President, 3; President, 4; Girls ' Basket- ball, 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain, 3, 4; Student Council, 4; Annual Staff, 4; German club, 2, 3, 4; Secretary, 3; Qass Treasuitr, 3, Vice President, 4; W. A. A., 4; Vice Presi- dent, 4; Thirteen, 4; Board of Control, 4; Chemistry Assistant, 2, 3, 4; Biology club, 2; Paint Pot, 4. Kappa Psi Delta; Dramatic club, 2, 3, 4; Vice President, 3, 4; Pan-Hellenic Coun- cil, 4, Secretary-Treasurer; Class Treas- urer, 1; Annual Staff, 4; Spanish club, 3, 4; Y. W. C. A., 1, 2; Assistant Librarian; Gala Day Acts, 2, 3, 4; Minstrel Show, 4. LOUISE RATHSACK, B. A. Sigma Chi Omicron, President 3, 4; ,Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3 ; Gala Day Central Comm , 4; German club, 2, 3; Biology Assistant, 3; Annual Staff, 3. FLETCHER D. SLATER, B. A. Theta Phi Delta, Secretary, 2; Y. M. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President, 3; Presi- dent, 4; Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 3„ 2, 4, Captain, 3; Track, 1, ,2 3, 4; Week- ly Gateway Staff, 1; Editor, 2; Gateway Annual, Staff, 4; Business Manager, 1; Dramatic club, 3, 4; Qass President, 3; Board of Control. 4; Spanish club, 1, 2, President, 1 ; Rhetoric Assistant, 3. [31] SENIORS EVA ERIXON, B. A. GERALD D. HOGAN, B. A. Theta Phi Delta; Bi club, President, 2; French club, 2, 3; Pan-Hellenic Council, 3; Y. M. C. A., 2, 3; Operetta, 2; Class President. 4. Y. W. C. A., 1, 2. 3, 4. Vice President, 4, Cabinet, 3; Spanish club; Sigma Omicron, 2; W. A. A., 4. JOHN KUHN, B. A. Alpha Sigma Lambda; Annual Gateway. Business Manager, 1; Weekly Gateway, Staff, 1, 2; Y. M. C A., 1, 2, 4; German club. BERNICE DENKER, B. A. HELEN SEARSON, B. A. W. A. A. President, 4; Annual Staff, 1. 2; Weekly Gateway Editor, 1; Pan-Hellenic Council, Secretary, 3; Class Secretary, 2 ' ; Y. W. C. A. Cabinet, 3, 4; Pi Omega Pi. LAW DEPARTMENT R. W. SMITH. LL. B. G. V. MORRIS. LL. B. 1331 NORMAL ARTS EVELYN HOON ALICE JETTER Pi Omega Pi; Paint Pot, Secretary Treas- Kappa Psi Delta: Paint Pot. Vice Presi- urer; Class Secretary. 2. dent. 2; Gala Dav. 1: Seraeant-at-Arm«, Class. 2. MANUAL ARTS LUCILLE CARSON Phi Delta Psi; Treasurer, 2; Paint Pot dub; Y. W. C. A.. 1, 2; German club. L LORRAINE McILLVAINE Phi Delta Psi; Paint Pot, Reporter; Y. W. C. A., 1, 2; Los Sabios; Women ' s Glee club. 1. VKItl.E WEAGE DORIS YOST Y. W. C. A., 1, 2; Girls " Basketball. 1; Pi Omega Pi; Women ' s Glee club; Paint Pot; Los Sabios, 1, 2. W. C. A. [35] MUSIC JEANNETTE REEVES Phi Delta Psi; Glee club; Gala Day: Orchestra: Y. W. C. A. KATHRYN PARKER LUCILLE REIMERS Phi Delta Psi: Pan Hellenic Council, 2; Phi Delta Psi; Glee club, 1, 2; Gala Dav, Glee club, L 2,; Y. W. C. A. 1, 2; Varsity Varieties; Y. W. C. A. MUSIC ANNUNQATA GARROTO Glee club: French club: Y. W. C. A. DORIS PETERSON LILA WRIGHT Glee club; Y. W. C. A. Glee club: Y. W. C. A. Sigma Chi Omicron: Glee club. KINDERGARTEN HELEN V. BONDESSON FLORENCE HODDER Pi Omega Pi. BETTY JOHNSON DOROTHY E. KELLEY DOROTHY K. ANDERSON iigma Chi Omicron; Class Vice President, 1. Phi Delta Psi; Y. W. C. A. KINDERGARTEN OLIVE HOGAN DORIS YOST Pi Omega ' Pi; Y. W. C. A. Pi Omega Pi; Women ' s Glee club. COPvRINE A. ANDERSON THELMA JOHNSON MARGARET J. KIEWIT Y. W. C. A., 1, 2. KINDERGARTEN RUTH H. JOHNSON METHA PRIGGE Women ' s Glee club: Y. W. C. A. HELEN E. BLOSS Paint Pot; Women ' s Glee Club: Y. W. C. A. ELVIRA C. GATH.MAN [401 KINDERGARTEN NELLIE B. SHELLEY GAIL F. ROE Y. W. C. A. BELLAH E. ANDERSON MARJORIE STEPHENS Y. W. C. A. Phi Delta Psi: Y. W. C. A.; Women ' s Glee Pan-Hellenic Council. ADDITIONAL GRADUATES SENIORS William Hunter B. A. H. J. Stager B. A. Ruth Redfield B. A. Nelson Hartford B. S. Rhoda Musgrave B. S. KINDERGARTEN Olive Hogan Vera Cassell Irene Mortenson Ruth Faulk [42] 3n Jflemoriam errp porcljerbing |3eatl) cannot come tCo j)tm nntimelp tof)o l)asi learneb to hit. tCtjE to of tl)ig brief life, tl)e more of fteaben; Cfte s;f)orter time, tfte longer immortalitp ' === Bean JliUman [43] AISHUAL 1026 JUNIORS [45] HELEN HOOVER THYRA ANDERSON HAROLD STINE HOMER SCHLEH CARL STROMBERG JUNIOR OFFICERS Harold Stine President Helen Hoover Vice President Thyra Anderson Secretary Homer Schleh Treasurer Carl Stromberg-. _. _...Sgt. at Arms CLASS OF ' 27 HERE ' S to the class of 1927, the biggest and best Junior class in the school ' s history. Way back in ' 24 we entered the university as a peppy cl ass of true boosters for U. of O. and we retain that repu- tation. If you think we ' ve missed the mark, look back to our Junior Prom and the hare and hound chase, and guess again. The annual Junior Prom, held March 13, in honor of the seniors, was pronounced the most successful ever given. About two hundred couples danced to music furnished by " Nig " Richardson ' s orchestra. Whereas in former years just half of the gym was decorated and used for dancing, this year the entire gym was transformed into a bit of old Erin by beau- tiful green and white decorations. The ghastly green light cast over the scene by the huge shamrocks covering the lights was something novel and different even if it did make all of us look moldy. Punch was served thru- out the evening. We did our best to give the school a class party to be remembered, and we believe we were successful. The annual Hare and Hound Chase was held April 12. The chase finally ended at the Nebraska Deaf Institute. Here we enjoyed a huge bonfire and eats, followed by a dance in the evening. We are the class that kept things moving. As Juniors we have had a highly successful year. Now we look forward to our last year which is our goal and ambition. ? 1 ■ □ □ 1 t " - JUNIORS Thyra Anderson Mildred E. Andrews Gladys Baldwin Ihmelda Beurchert Ruth Betts Mary Boyland C. Russell Mattson Marjorie Maynes Thelma Marks Lester Meek Elizabeth Pierce Doris Peterson James S. Elias Eva Marie Erixon Gladys Eloise Fix Maxine R. Foshier Ruth Fraser F. Kenneth Gates J. L. Rasp Homer Schleh 3ecil Francis Simmons Ruth C. Smith Harold W. Stine Carl Stromberg-. Letha C. Gove Harvey I. Gleason Hazel Florence Jensen Gertrude Jones Helen J. Kreymborg Lawrence W. Lewis Mildred Sinnett Cecelia Schultz Cleo-Bess Thornton Harvey Toft Mrs. Lillian Van Dyke Mrs. Grace Wells RUTH ERASER CLEO BESS THORNTON HOMER SCHLEH LOUIS MURDOCH F. KENNETH GATES L491 RUTH BETTS MAXINE FOSHIER DORIS PETERSON CECILE SIMMONS C. RUSSELL MATTSON CECELIA SCHULZ THELMA MARKS [511 Ar-iHUAL I026 THYRA ANDERSON ELOISE FIX MILDRED ANDREWS MARY BOYLAND JAMES S. ELIAS [52] Ar UAL 102S CARL STROMBERG LETHA GO " E HARVEY TOFT FRANKIE NELSON HAZEL JENSEN [53] UNDERGRA DU ATES [55] SOPHOMORE OFFICERS Maurice McMasters President June Gilbert Vice President Evelyn Hoon __. Secretary Alice Wixon Treasurer Alice Jetter Sg-t. at Arms ? P ■1 TO r □1 CLASS OF ' 28 THE Sophomore class is truly the representative class of the school. It represents those who have had one year of college and have ac- customed themselves to the environment. In numbers we have de- creased from our preceeding year. But enough have remained to form a progi ' essive group which has been foremost on the campus. We are acknowledged to be leaders in all lines of activities. In any successful enterprise a sophomore was sure to be found. We who have learned from one year have applied this knowledge in a most successful way. The leaders of our freshman class remained true to the fold and with equal zest have upheld our sophomore colors. Sophomores claim their share of the glory that comes from the Dramatic Club plays. In athletics and debating we played an equally im- ix)rtant pail. The Weekly Gateway and Annual Gateway were both man- aged and edited by sophomores. The girls of the class were especially tal- ented and furnished enjoyable entertainment for the entire school. A most successful " sneak day " which was enjoyed by all was promoted by our class. It is far too great a task to enumerate each sophomore achieve- ment, so we stand on our merit and are proud to be members of the shin- ing class of ' 28. The class of ' 28 has and always will stand behind Omaha U. and all she does. Here ' s to her success. IS? I FRESHMAN OFFICERS Elwood Wilmoth - — President Helen Willis - - - - - -Vice President Twila Holmes - Secretary Fred Norton - — Treasurer Linn Sholes - Sgt. at Arms [58] CLASS OF ' 29 IT IS said each year that the current freshman class is the greenest to have ever come upon the campus. This year we are a good deal in- clined to believe the truth of the statement. Need we go further than their actions to prove this we might make reference to Freshman Day. Green certainly predominated that day both internally and externally. With the usual conceit of a freshman they took it upon themselves to best the upperclassmen. (That alone is proof of their greenness.) School was dismissed from eleven thirty until one o ' clock. A tug-of-war, boxing, and other events followed in which the freshmen failed to gain a point. Acknowledging defeat they retired to the gym where the student body ate, drank, and made merry. Green as the Freshmen are, we must concede one thing to them. They did start something when they planned an orderly day. All the contests were su- pervised. Thus they did not take on the appearance of a riot as in former years. This we must concede; the class of ' 29 carried out the first offi- cial Freshman Day and it is to be an annual event in future years. The freshmen as usual outnumbered any other class. With usual freshman dignity they tried to take the school by storm. In their at- tempt they were about as successful as former freshman classes. It is self-evident how successful they were. But alas, the freshmen must cast aside their frivolity for they are about to enter the realm of the sophomores. They may throw off their yoke of green. With the calm dignity of a sophomore they may look upon next year ' s incoming freshmen with as much amusement as they have been looked upon. Beulah Anderson Edward Algee Alfretta M. Allen Bernice Anderson Corinne Anderson Dorothy Anderson Howard J. Anderson Madeline Claire Bandola Clarence C. Barton Abe Babion Vennice Black Edgar C. Bleick Helen E. Bloss Helen Bondesson Windham Bonham EoUand R. Brady lone Browne Anne Caldwell Helen Campbell G. D. Caldwell Verner Carlson Margaret Carmichael Lucille Carson Vera M. Cassell Brace Changstrom Robert C. Clary Mary Claire Collins Ann Davis Wilma Durrie Warren Dunham Margaret Forney Bernice Ferer Margaret Fischer Xenia A. Fouts June C- Gilbert Clair W. Goodsell SOPHMORES Evelyn Hoon Clifford H. Hansen Paul L. Hoffman Florence Hodder Louise G. Hillman Inez M. Isaac Arthur E. Jensen Geraldine M. Johnson George W. Johnson Ruth H. Johnson Betty Johnson Alice Jetter Dorothy Kelley Margaret J. Kiewit Roberta Kiewit Janice Kirkpatrick Elizabeth Kuhn Lucile Larkin Ellis H. Lathrop Fannie Levinson Rose Linsman Dale Lloyd Pearl Loos Glenn Malm Louis Murdock Lorraine Mcllvaine Rita J. McGann Maurice H. McMasters Bernard M. Welsh Morgan Myers Eugene R. Morton Irene Mortensen Mildred Mutz Mildred Neff John F. Nilsson Thelma Norris Fred A. Nelson Harold F. Parker Kathryn Parker Harold Peercy Chester Leroy Pike Harvey E. Pinto Sherman S. Pinto Ben Prather Kathleen Prather Metha Prigge Merriam Rau Jeanette Reeves Lucille Reimers Dorothy Reuben Dorothy Riddle Margaret L. Seidl Mary Vance P. E. VanLeuven Maurice Vest Charles E. Vestle Verle We age Alma G. Webster Bernice Welch Ina Wetton Helen M. Weisner Helen Wilson Margaret Mae Winkler Alice Wixson Howard Wolff Charles Wood Lila M. Wright Doris M. Yost Raphael A. Yates Alberta Zimmat [601 FRESHMEN Odille Allen Alice Ayer Emma May Ayers Alberta Butler Belle Brewster Dorothy Braasch Hazel Belt Luella Belding- Mildred Babbitt Marialice Bromwell Ferne Carlson Kathleen Chapman Katherine Chase Luree Combs Ruby Brockie Pearl BeiTy Mildred Cassidy K. N. Chapman Elaine Clary Isabella Dohan Edith Diemer Winifred Daugherty Jeanette Durkee Rose Dubnoff Frances Delaware Lewellyn Ewall Alberta Elsasser Margaret Forney Edith Fiske Ruth Gutting- Katherine Gutting Ruth Green Helen Gray Marjorie Gran Genevieve Graham Hazel Hurt Ethel Grace Hart Nora Hawes Helen Hawkins Henrietta Heppner Mildred Hofius Twyla Holmes Alice Hughes Gwendolyn Irwin Helen Judd Esther Jensen Jean John Leola Jensen Emma Jetter Ethelda Johnson Cleo Kelley Helen KnoUenberg Marie Koutsky ' Bernice Kulakofsky Imogene Kullbom Agda Larson Cora Laverty Jean Laverty Mary Alice Laverty Jane Leeper Eunice Lindleaf Blanche Mclntyre Colina McKenzie Alice McMillen Inga Maskel Helen Marks Cleone Macklin Marion Myers Dorothy Millard Dorothy Minard Harriet Northcut Cecelia Nichols Helen Osterholm Marion Orchard Gertrude Phelps Ethel Pierce Elanore Pierce Dorothy Pierce Betty Ruff Alice Rouse Mary Rogick Ethel Riekes Ada Roseland Gertrude Redman Ellen Slader Irene Sohl Muriel Speirs Linn Sholes Winona Stubbs Florence Seward Ila Shackelford Vera Saquerty FRESHMEN Mattie Toft Harold Gabrielson Olga Tutro Jess Hutton Dorothy Tennat John Herzog Merla Themanson George Hoffman Loita Watkinson Floyd Hanson Margaret Weymuller Howard C. Hansen Helen L. Willis George Irvine Pauline Zipfel Paul Jenkins Irene Zitzmann Gerald Krohn Marguerite Zitzmann Eugene Lawson LeRoy Adams Harold Margrove Carl E. Alger Charles Mallinson Oliver Ames Walter Marshall Gaylord Anderson Kenneth McShane Grant Astleford Whitney Meyers Donald Betz Robert Mitscheie Kenneth Berger Jack O ' Connor Raymond Bowers Carl Olson Warner Bowers Edward Peterson J. Donald Butler Philip Price Anton Chalupsky Earnest Raven Rex Cardon Sanford Root Dale DeVore Cecil Steele Forrest Doyle Kenneth Strawn Dean Doyle Vincil Swift Donald Douglas Shirley Schultz John Devereux Clay White Raynor English Carroll Whitehouse Wilbur Erickson Hugo Winter John Fleming Elwood Wilmoth Harry Fryxell K. M. Chapman Ralph Fuller PUBLICATIONS [63] 1926 GATEWAY ANNUAL PERMIT me to take this space to thank the staff, faculty, student body, and all who have so faithfully co-operated with me in my en- deavor to present the Gateway Annual of 1926. It is indeed an honor to be entrusted with such an important undertaking. I trust I have fulfilled my obligation to the student body and sincerely hope that the book is satisfactorily received. It has been a great pleasure to work with the Annual. At the outset it looked like a tremendous task, but with the splendid co-operation of the staff it has been very agreeable. At times things would look a little bit dark, but every cloud has itSi silver lining and at times when it looked the darkest the sun broke forth and inspired us on to still greater things. The Year Book of 1926 is now a reality so let us look forward to the Annual of 1927. Here ' s to the best of luck to the Editor and staff, and may the Gateway of 1927 be an even gi-eater book. — Editor. EDITORIAL STAFF Fred A. Nelson - -- Editor-in-chief Gertrude Jones - - Associate Editor Reuben Krogh - Administration Ann McConnell - - Graduates Thyra Anderson - Juniors Clare Goodsell... Undergraduates Fletcher Slater -- Assembly Dale Lloyd --- - - Weekly Gateway Cecil Steele - Athletics Paul Hoffman,.. ..Debating Jim Doty - Dramatics Homer Schleh Art Hilma Peterson Organizations Betty Sowell - - -• Gala Day Kenneth Gates - -- - - Greeks Maxine Foshier . -Humor John Fleming - Calendar Elaine Clary..... - .-Snapshots Thelma Marks - -- Snapshots BUSINESS STAFF Clifford H. Hansen Circulation Manager Fred Norton Advertising Manager John Herzog Business Manager BOARD OF CONTROL WEEKLY GATEWAY THE staff members of The Weekly Gateway have given their best to Omaha University through this periodical. They feel that the paper was a success in every way. Practically every bit of news concerning the University was efficiently covered. Indeed, in not a few cases, enjoyable articles were obtained from sources which, to many per- sons, would disclose very little possibility of interesting news. Although the subscription list was not overly large, yet The Gateway was read by nearly every student enrolled in the I niversity. If one did not own a subscription, it was an easy matter to borrow a friend ' s copy. The coffers were never in such sorry straits that issues were withheld be- cause of lack of funds. There were other infallible reasons back of every failure to put out an issue. Every member of the staff is to be congi ' atulated upon the results of his or her efforts. Not one had to, be begged to carry out an assigned duty. The departments proved very satisfactory. Sport, news, feature, assignments were well taken care of by the department heads. The busi- ness of the paper was managed in a manner beyond reproach. None will receive all the credit due them. Their chief reward is the knowledge that they have put forth their best efforts to boost their University through its own news sheet, The Weekly Gateway. Here ' s to the success of the Staff of 1926-1927 ! — D. L. [67] ? !■ ■1 ' ? AMMUAL 1Q7.G □j a 1 4 c EDITORIAL STAFF Dale Lloyd_-., ...i;; . _ Editor-in-Chief Florence Seward Managing Editor Helen Osterholm City Editor Alberta Elssasser.._ City Editor Cleo Bess Thornton ._..Society Blue Steele - Sport Geraldine Johnson Feature Homer Schleh — Cartoonist REPORTORIAL STAFF Russell Mattson Dorothy Riddle Anna Lee Yates Bernice Welsh Leola Jensen John Kuhn T vila Holmes Geraldine Johnson Irene Goosman BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager -.Assistant Business Manager .__ Circulation Manaiger . Assistant Circulation Manager — — -Advertising Manager — - -— - -.Assistant Advertising Manager Reuben Krogh. .. Elwood Wilmoth John Herzog Damon Martis.— . Calvin S. Pace. .. Vincil V. Swift... ATHLETIC MANAGEMENT DUEING the past few years, as sole coach at the school, Adams has consistently turned out football and basketball teams which were always a credit to the University. With poor facilities and equipment, with small and inexperienced squads, with little support from the student body, Adams has yearly pro- duced teams which held their own with the best equipped and coached teams in the state conference. At the same time he has been in no sense a " slave driver " but has rather won the respect and friendship of his men so that they were willing to give the last ounce of energy for him. He is a product of the University of Omaha, receiving his athletic training here. He was a member of the basketball team which won the state championship in 1920 and was picked on the all-state team. He was accounted one of the cleverest men on the court ever seen in Omaha. The position of student manager of athletics was capably filled dur- ing the past year by Sherman Pinto. A letter man himself, he realized the needs of the teams, and did his best to satisfy them. — B. S. FOOTBALL THE athletic standing of any school is determined largely by the suc- cess or failure of football. It is by far the most popular sport in college. Judging by this standard, and taking into account the many draw- backs encountered, the University of Omaha had a very successful year in sport during the season of 1925-26. The record in football speaks for itself. The fact that the U. of 0., with one of the smallest enrollments in the Conference, no athletic field, a small appropriation for athletics, and a small squad of men available could compete successfully against the other schools in the state bespeaks volumes for Coach Adams and the spirit of his men. After only two weeks of drill on the Fontenelle park gridiron. Coach Adams sent his green and untried squad against the Ft. Omaha soldiers. Omaha was victorious by a 7-0 score. In the next game Omaha, doped to lose to the veteran Doane college eleven, surprised everyone by coming through with another victory, 6-0. The Missouri State Normal school, later state champions, proved too much for the Cards. Some bad breaks lost the game. In the next game, an out-of-state game proved disastrous. Trinity up and scored four touchdowns, the largest total of the season. For the second time, an out-of-state game proved disastrous. Trinity won at Sioux City. The Wayne game was disheartening. Numerous injuries took their toll and, with few substitutes available, the Cards watched a 6-0 lead melt away. On Thanksgiving day, Omaha won a moral victory over Grand Island. The Cardinals clearly outclassed their opponents but misplays early in the game gave Grand Island a touchdown. It was not until the final minute of play that Omaha unleashed a dramatically successful passing attack that tied the count. With nearly the whole squad eligible for next year, Omaha should be well represented on the gridiron in 1926. The record: Ft. Omaha 0 vs. U. of 0 7 Doane 0 vs. U. of 0 6 Maryville 33 vs U. of 0 0 Nebraska Central 3 vs. U. of 0 25 Trinity 35 vs. U. of 0 6 Wayne 16 vs. U. of 0 6 Grand Island 7 vs. U. of 0 ' . 7 [721 FOOTBALL " O " MEN GENE CALDWELL Gene had some tough luck with an in- jured shoulder. When he was able to play, his quarterback experience gave the team confidence. JOE CARLSON Joe ' s specialty was lonij runs from punt formation. And he usually went 30 or 40 yards before he stopped. VERNER CARLSON Verne played every backfield position. His work at defensive fullback was surprising for a man of his weight. JOHN DEVEREAUX Although he had had no experience what- soever, Johnnie developed into a reliable lineman before the season w as over. CLARENCE GORDON ■ ' Bungy ' " was the outstanding star on the team, though only in his freshman yea . It was almost impossible to stop his plunges and runs. CLIFFORD HANSEN The fighting center. Though comparatively light. Cliff was fast enough to smear any- thing that came his way. REUBEN KROGH Another light, slashing lineman. " Snuz " ' showed what he was really capable of last fall. LESTER MEEK Les, the heaviest man on the squad, was a tower of strength on the line. He will be missed next fall. CHARLES POUCHER Wham! Chuck was the hardest hitting man in the backfield. He could always be depended on for yards. BEN PRATHER The most dependable end on the squad. BEN SHURTLEFF " Shirty " is one of the best tackles who ever pulled on a Cardinal jersey. His ability as a " line " man was outstanding. FLETCHER SLATER As clean a player as ever wore a football suit. Duke played his usually consistent game in every contest. " BLUE " STEELE Handicapped by lack of weight and in- experience, Blue showed occasional flashes of promise at the quarterback job. rn: ? ■ □ □ ? Al HUAL. I026 BASKETBALL THE University of Omaha basketball team, thanks to Coach Adams, was last season very successful, winning eight of eleven games and finishing in fourth place in the State Conference. This is a record of which the school may well be proud. This success is due very largely to the work of Ernie Adams, the Cardinals coach. He started with a nucleus of three men from last year ' s squad, Schneider, Prather, and Slater, and built around them a five which outclassed all of its opposition. Special mention must be made, also, of the work of Fred Schneider, forward. It is sufficient to say that he scored a total of 156 points in eleven games, an average of more than fourteen a game. Most of these were long shots; he was in no sense of the word a basket-hanger. This record is almost unparalleled. Most of the Omaha games were home and home affairs, making two contests with each team. The only team to win two games from the Cards was the Kearney Normal five, the Omahans ' jinx. The Cards finished several notches above Kearney in the final standings. Dana furnished little opposition. The 46-18 defeat inflicted at Blair by the Cards was the first home defeat suffered by Dana in several years. The Wesleyan game was the thriller of the year, the lead alternat- ing frequently. Wayne Normal was the other team victorious over the Cardinals. The game was played at Wayne. Grand Island was beaten twice. In the last game Omaha ran up the highest score of the yeai% 54-24. Midland and Nebraska Central were the other Omaha victims. AI UAL 1026 BASKETBALL The regular lineup this year found Meek at center, Schneider and Prather, forwards, and Slater and Hansen, guards. Chesneau and Steele were substitute forwards and Krogh and Smith the substitute guards. The season ' s record: Dana 21 vs. Nebraska Central H vs. Grand Island - 10 vs. Keamey 29 vs. Midland 8 vs. Midland 27 vs. Wayne - 25 vs. Dana 18 vs. Wesleyan ■ 20 vs. Grand Island 24 vs. Kearney 27 vs. Total 220 Omaha 32 Omaha 28 Omaha 37 Omaha 24 Omaha 2-3 Omaha 41 Omaha 20 Omaha 46 Omaha 2l Omaha - 54 Omaha - 24 Total 370 BASKETBALL " O " MEN CLIFFORD HANSEN In the last few games of the season. Cliff developed a wonderful game at backguard. The Wesleyan game found him at top form. REUBEN KROGH ■ ' Snoose " shared the back guard position with Hansen. His work was vastly im- proved over that of the year before. DAVID CHESNEAU Dave ' s aggressiveness always broke up the opposing team ' s plays. LESTER MEEK Big Les Meek ended his career in a blaze of glory with four baskets against Kearney. At times his game was brilliant. FRED SCHNEIDER Fred ' s eye for the basket was phenomenal ; he averaged 14 points a game. And his floorwork and passing game were up to this standard also. ROBERT SMITH With little previous experience, Bob filled in at almost any position capably. With the added experience he should be a valu- able man next year. BEN PRATHER Ben was the only man to play a forward regularly all year. He was high point man on two occasions. DUKE SLATER In his last year at Omaha, Duke showed his versatility by filling the running guard position. He has played every position in the last four years. " BLUE " STEELE Breaking into college basketball without any high school experience is quite a feat. That is what " Kayo " did. He is peppy and fast and should be a good man next year. LESTER MEEK CECILE STEELE BEN PRATHER P m— f [781 AMHUAL. 107.3 FLETCHER SLATER CLIFFORD HANSEN REUBEN KROGH FRED SCHNEIDER [79] GIRLS ' BASKETBALL WITH the on-start of the season an excellent representation of var- sity and new material pointed toward a strong, successful season, but competition from an outside influence made inroads toward depleting- the forces until practice at times became discouraging. However, in spite of difficulties, the team won the most of its games. The forward court proved a strong offensive and defensive combination, since it could be readily and smoothly shifted to the rear court at urgent need. The guards, also, interchanged about the courts with a steadiness that indicated willingness and thoroughness. The substitutes showed an equal ability in filling the various positions; a strong point in their favor. Team play was the keynote and the chord rang true. Every individual played at each position sometime during the season and often during a single game. The interchange of positions proved good offensive and de- fensive training and chiefly: that good team work, spirit, and organized play mean a clear understanding of each position. — H. P. DEBATING COACH MUCH of the success of the season is due to the efforts and the ability of our coach, Kelsey Guilfoil, professor of Rhetoric and Journahsm. Possessed of an able mind, he was the respected friend of each man on the squad. His sureness of analysis and clearness of reasoning- went far in guiding the teams to the most effective lines of at- tack and defense. It was his leadership that kept alive the flame of our en- thusiasm and his example that seared our energies on the single pathway to the goal. We are unusually fortunate in having such a man for coach as Professor Guilfoil, and we may be confident of future worthwhile achievement under his able leadership. —P. L. H. DEBATING SCHEDULE Affirmative Date School Negative Won Febr. 6 Peru State Normal Lost Won Febr. 9 Tarkio, Missouri Lost Febr. 12 Cotner Lost Lost Febr. 19 Midland Won Febr. 23 Nebraska Wesleyan Lost Won Febr. 26 Doane ;f ' t Won Won March 4 Kearney ' Won Won March 24 Western State Normal, Michigan Won April 8 Park College, Missouri DURING the autumn months our activity consisted of a class held once a week covering the principles of debating. But for the in- tensive preparation for our intercollegiate debates, this class was converted into the Debate Squad, composed of C. Russell Mattson, James Doty, Windham Bonham, Joe Houston, Paul L. Hoffman, Cecil Simmons, and Mattie Toft. The question in every debate except the last, was: " Re- solved, that the Constitution should be amended to give Congress power to regulate child labor. " Our first dual debate was with Peru State Normal on February 5. Our affirmative team won here by 3 to 0, our negative losing there by the same score. We sustained the loss of both sides in a dual bout with Cotner tne following Friday. The negative represented Omaha at Cotner and were defeated 3 to 0 by a team made up of former Omaha men. Our affirma- tive lost at home by a score of 2 to 1. Coming back strong the next week our negative won at home from Midland 3 to 0 and our affirmative lost at Fremont 3 to 0. The squad kept up the good work Friday the 26th by deahng Doane a knockout blow. The affirmative brought home a 3 to 0 decision and our negative also convinced all three judges. In the last conference debate Omaha was victorious over both Kear- ney teams, the affirmative winning there 2 to 1, and the negative scor- ing 3 points here. Interspersed among the dual debates were two single tilts. Our af- firmative won from Tarkio there by two votes to 1, but our negative dropped a 2 to 1 decision to Wesleyan there. Two debates of unusual interest followed. Western State Normal of Michigan came here on March 24 to debate our affirmative according to the English practise. In this system each of the six speakers has as much time as he needs, only three rebuttals are given, and the audience is the judge. An unusually interesting and infoi-mal contest is the result. This practise while only recently introduced to American debaters has met with such universal approval that it bids fair to be a great develop- ment in the popularizing of college forsenics. Speaking before a large, enthusiastic audience, Joe Houston, Russell Mattson, and Windham Bon- ham debated their way to victory. Another interesting event took place on the evening of April 8. We entertained Park College of Missouri here in an extemporaneous debate, the subject was picked after an elimination by the two coaches of six out of seven subjects proposed by a third coach. The teams were composed of two men each, having twelve minutes for argument and six for rebuttal. The subject chosen the morning of the debate was " Resolved, that the United States should withdraw its application for membership in the World Court. " By a flip of a coin, Omaha received the affirmative with Russell Mattson and Joe Houston speaking. The decision was won by Omaha according to the audience. A summary may be of interest. We had in all fourteen debates, twelve of which came within the space of four weeks. Near the end of our season ' s toil we elected Windham Bonham and Russell Mattson to the respective positions of President and Secretary of the squad. Their main responsibilities were to conscientiously sell the last two debates to the student body — both literally and figuratively speaking — , and to arrange a banquet for us. Both objects were successful, the banquet beingi so keenly enjoyed as to assure repetition another year. Placing fourth in the first year in the state conference, with only one year of intercollegiate experience back of it, is no small achievement. This record, while remarkable, is by no means the best we expect to at- tain. Indeed, with the hearty co-operation of the rest of the school, Uni- versity of Omaha may properly hope to place itself among the leaders of the state. —P. L. H. DRAMATICS DRAMATIC CLUB By JIM DOTY. THE one big thing that every member of the Club wants to realize is art. Art, the expression of the beautiful. The outlet open to the members of this organization is the portrayal of emotions not experienced in everyday life, but emotions experienced in the life of lives. As the gi-eat Booth said, " The emotions of the characters I ' ve played are far more valuable than any emotion I have experienced in my natural hfe. " The least a Dramatic Club member can realize is the appreciation of the art of play production and have a love for the legitimate stage. To turn over the pages of the Dramatic Club calendar, we see a series of acts which only a member can appreciate. Shortly after school started we called a meeting, and proceeded to elect officers, set a date for tryouts, a day for a party, and finally after some parley it was decided to have a play in the fall, as well as our usual spring play. The officers are as fol- lows: President, Jim Doty; Vice President, Betty Sowell and Secretary, Joe Houston. The new members taken in at the fall tryouts ai " e: Miss Allen, Miss Graham, Miss Browne, Miss Draper and Mr. Wilmoth. At the party — Don ' t forget the party ! — It was down at Carter Lake, and there was some- thing going on all the while, such as Fraser singing the blues, Hansen playing his banjo, Doty reading and everybody dancing. I think everybody except Goodsell had a good time but he had a date with Wilson, so what do you expect. A few days later the Club plunged into hard work on the play, " The Sawdust Queen. " Remarks: the play went over in tip top shape. How about it. Pa Hobbes (he ran the show!) ? The cast chosen had so much pep, and so many childish pranks that we nearly laid Dean James up permanently. I heard some one say the night of the play something like this: " Isn ' t Clare wonderful! " So to say more about Clare would be a waste of words. To say that Ki ' ogh played the part of Hobbes would be quite a mistake. He didn ' t play the part ; he was the part. Old Silas, or Cliff Hansen, was a cause for much talk. Cliff, your ability is established — beyond question. Deacon Sterling, alias F.! Slater, his best and hardest line was tc say " Tony O ' Hara. " Fine work, Fletcher, old man. The club hates to have you leave this year. Best of luck on that long, hard journey called life. I am positive everybody remembers our hero, Ned Sterling, commonly known in the " Hash House " as Elwood. One word can ex- press his portrayal of Ned — " remarkable. " The three old maids, Wilson, Reuben, and Graham, were great. They put into the play just what the play needed — pep. They showed ability to read between the lines — that ' s art. Yes, don ' t forget Hulda Schwartz ; in so far as we know she is no rela- tion to Doctor Schwartz, although to make sure you might ask. Compli- ments galore poured into the box office, etc., for the good work of Hulda. Congratulations, Ruth. The lead played by Betty Sowell. Betty was Stal- es?] light, the whole show ' s sweetheart; everybody loves little Starlight. Betty, you were as cute as a pet fox and did perfectly and cleverly the part of Star- light. Then there is Tony the old clown. Doty put the part across in apple- pie order. Hurrah for Doty! But the club, as a group, wants to thank its stage hands for their honest endeavors to make the play a success. Stein, the two Doyle broth- ers, alias " The Kids, " Meek and Johnson. Thanks, men. After the play everybody rested for a while and then second semester tryouts were held. The new members are Cleo Kelly, Helen Weisner, John Herzog and Howard Wolfe. Welcome to the club! Then a party down at lake again, " wine, women and song " (with- out the wine) and almost with out the sandwiches, for somebody stole half the food (there is some scandal connected with this — ask Russ about it). Everybody had a good time, however. And then the Spring play and the controversy. First " The Imaginary Invalid " appeared on the scene as the spring play. The parts were cast, and then came the big confab! The club in general was dissatisfied with the play. " Not worthy of the club. " " We need a bigger and better play. " " The tryouts were too sudden " and such sayings from the club in general. The Club met and chose a new play, " The Passing of the Third Floor Back. " Tryouts were held and the players plunged in to work the play up in three weeks ' time. Everybody worked like — well, they worked hard and the play was put on as scheduled. The character that stands out was Stasia, the slavey; the character was the ultimatum of art. Better work was never done by any member of the Club. Helen Wilson is on a high pedestal in the eyes of the Club. Don ' t try to wear a hat, Helen, and stay on that pedestal. Doty was the Stranger, the spirit of good, the better self. This was his last performance and was the result of four years in the Dramatic Club. His work will stand out as the work of an artist. lone Browne took a comparatively simple character and made of it a character we cannot forget — Miss Kite, the flapper at 40, who makes such a radical change. Great versatility, lone. You are cut out to be an actress. Christopher Penny, an artist and a lover — Joe, you did better than in " The Prince Chap, " and I heard some one say " Runion is played by Run- ion. " You were the character so in this play. Joe leaves this year to preach good and righteous living to the world. I ' m sure Joe will be a success in life. Odile Allen became a charter member after the first performance of " The Passing of the Third Floor Back. " Her portrayal of Mrs. Sharpe made the play. People tell me that Cleo Kelly is going on the stage. If so, you will suc- ceed, Cleo. Jerome K. Jerome ' s Mrs. Tompkins came to life when Cleo [88] started working on the character. Great work, Cleo. We had to draft a member this spring. Her name is Mrs. Dehooley to every member of the cast. The woman from the King ' s court. It is a won- der to the chib that Miss Seidel never tried out and gave so good a por- trayal of the character. Vivian, the money worshiper, lover of luxury, who found that true love is more lovable than all else. This problematical portrayal was given by Betty. We must lose Betty this year, just as she was ascending to her zenith. The club expects much from you, Betty Sowell. Major Tompkins, a rounder who learned to like his wife. It seems that Wolf is familiar with Major, for he ertainly does make a good one. Herzog as Joey Wright, the money man, was excellent. John, we knew, had ability and could act. C. Russell Mattson, the Jewish fleecer or otherwise known as Jape Samuels. Really Russ, that part was a success, and you made it so. Good work, Russ. CHff, the favorite in the " Sawdust Queen, " again showed his colors, in the part of Larcome. Cliff has great talent as an entertainer. Look for him on the Orpheum in a couple of years. This closes the calender of events of the Club. THE END. L89J " THE SAWDUST QUEEN " Director Dean W. Gilbert Jones CAST Deacon Mathew Sterling Fletcher Slater Ned Sterling (his son) Elwood Wilmoth Miss Prudence Prue (his cousin) -.. Helen Wilson Miss Patricia Prossitt (his cousin) Dorothy Reuben Miss Patience Prouty (his cousin) - Ma rgaret Graham Silas Hankum (his solicitor)—. Clifford Hansen Adanirum Hobbes (proprietor of circus) Reuben Krogh Tony O ' Hare (an old clown) ....James Doty Herr Professor (acrobat) _._ Clare Goodsell Hulda Schwartz (snake charmer) _ Ruth Betts Starlight (the Sawdust Queen) .....Betty Sowell Act I — Dressing Tent, Act n — Three days later. Sterling Homestead. Act III — Several days later. Dressing Tent. •THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK " Director . _. Mrs. A. S. Harrington CAST Joey Wright John Herzog Christoher Penny Joe Houston Major Tompkins .. .Howard Wolf Mrs. Tompkins Cleo Kelly Vivian ._ _ Betty Sowell Jape Samuels C. Russel Matson Harry Larkcoin Clifford Hansen Miss Kite Jone Brown Mrs. DeHooley Margaret Seidl Stasia Helen Wilson Mrs. Sharpe Odile Allen The Stranger James Doty Act I — In Mrs. Sharpe ' s boarding house. Act II — Same. Several days later. Act III — Same. Two days later. [90] ASSEMBLY ? Jhe GATEW w !■ ■1 3 ASSEMBLY THE Student Assembly of the past year has fitted into the scheme of progress of the University, and showed a marked improvement over other years. Its daily exercises have been the unifying force of all the University activities. In bright, brief, and infoimal assembly periods leading men from a wide range of activity were selected and brought be- fore the students. Included in the list were doctors, lawyers, merchants, educators, artists, military men, politicians, and leaders in socal and re- ligious work. By virtue of its rapidly growing position and prestige, Omaha U was enabled to secure speakers in many cases, of national calibre. But perhaps the most valuable aspect of the assembly is its position as the one, and indeed, only, great center of all-student activity. Hun- dreds of announcements essential to the life of the school were made there, regarding everything from class meetings, organizations, elections, ath- letics, debates, concerts, and regular curricular notices. In it have been held student elections, pep meetings, and student talent programs, which have gone far to creating a unanimity of college spirit. Perhaps one of the outstanding vital issues taken up at assembly was the question of America ' s participation in the World Court. After consid- erable discussion and debate by the students, a definite vote in its favor was taken and sent to Washington and to the Princeton Student Confer- ence, Russell Mattson being the delegate chosen to represent the University. ASSEMBLY The year has been characterized by a considerable increase in attend- ance, and Dr. V. H. Vartanian, as head of the assembly committee, has performed a very signal service in arranging worthwhile programs. It is largely due to his efforts that the student assembly has assumed such an important place i nthe life of the whole University. SOME OF THE SPEAKERS. Senator R. B. Howell, Nebraska Senator, Washington, D. C. Dr. Leon Tucker, Prominent lecturer of New York City. Mr. David Porter, Senior Secretary of the National Council of Y. M. C. A., New York City. Mr. W. Dale Clark, Vice President of Omaha National Bank. Rev. Ralph Bailey, Pastor of the First Unitarian Church. Major General George B. Duncan, United States Army. Mr. L. B. Taylor, New York City, President of Boys ' School, India. Dr. James Crane, Executive Secretary of the Omaha Council of Churches. Dr. Stuart McDairmid, Physician and Prominent social welfare leader. Mr. Sandor Maimati, Conductor of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Clarence E. Allen, Pastor of the First M. E. Church, Omaha. . Mr. Edwin Peirce, General Secretary of the Omaha Y. M. C. A. Prof. Nathan Bernstein, Educator and Welfare Worker. Dr. Larimore Denise, President of Omaha Theological Seminary. Dr. George Miller, Pastor of the First Christian Church, Omaha. Rev. Arthur Atack, Pastor of the Hanscom Park M. E. Church. Dr. Calvin Butler, Pastor of the North Presbyterian Church, Omaha. Mr. Henry Kieser, well-known book collector. Ben Cherrington, regional student secretary of Rocky Mountain Y. M. C. A. Mrs. Laura Puffer Morgan, secretary of League for Peace, New York. PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT The Public School Music Department of Omaha University gives the pupil a certificate to teach after two years of work. This year several students in the department are already practice-teaching: Annunciata Garrotto, Kathryn Parker, Jeannette Reeves, Lucille Reimers, Leila Wright and Doris Peterson. The greatest project of the department this year is the campaign for a thousand dollars which the music girls are putting on. Only a part of this is to be used for music purposes for the other departments of the school are to be helped also. Every girl has been given a box which will hold ten dollars and which is to swell the fund. Part of the proceeds of the campaign will go toward paying for an orthophonic phonograph which the department is to have on a three year contract. Opera records, a harmony piano and other necessities will also be supplied. Eighteen girls have taken the course this year under the direction of Mrs. Nell Griscom Gillard, a most competent teacher who has taught in the public schools for four years. She has made the department grow. The girls have put on several benefit performances which were very favorably received. Especial mention must be made of the concert in the early fall and of the spring tour. In the latter Odile Allen is assisting Mrs. Gillard with a play " His Japanese Wife " of which she is vice-director. Altogether the record of the Public School Music Course is a worthy one and holds great promise for the future. GALA DAY [95] CENTRAL COMMITTEE James Doty - __ — - Chairman Louise Rathsack ____ Senior Representative Maxine Foshier —.Junior Representative Robert Pepper —-Sophomore Representative Helen Marks— — Freshman Representative MANAGEMENT Coronation Ceremonies Maxine Foshier Decoration and Open House Gertrude Jones Programs and Pubhcity Fred Schneider Ticket Sales Kenneth Gates Stage Manager.— Lester Stein Assistant Stage Manager ....Dean Doyle Properties and Costumes Hilma Peterson Assistant Property Manager.... Lester Meek Second Assistant George Johnson Electrician . Forrest Doyle , Orchestra ....Robert Cuscaden Makeup , ...Helen Wilson ? H □ ■ 1? AI UAL 10 26 1 4 GALA DAY Betty Sowell - - --May Queen Louise Rathsack Senior Attendant Thyra Anderson . Junior Attendant Lucille Carson...- Sophomore Attendant Marialice Bromwell Freshman Attendant GALA DAY was a fitting climax to a pleasant, successful year. Track meets in the morning- gave place to tennis in the afternoon. At dusk came the pageant and the crowning of the Queen of the Day. First came the processional of the Queen ' s Cortege The pageant presented for the pleasure of Her Majesty was more artistic than ever and the costumes made a riot of color before the throne. The first part presented by the gym girls was a pageant of Spring. There were charming sprites who were first driven away by the North Wind when they tried to waken the sleeping flower. But finally the South Wind came, the little flowers wakened and Frankie Nelson, as the Spirit of Spring, and Katherine Cutting, as Spring, finished that part of the pa- geant by a dance. The second half was a series of quaint folk dances. The program opened with a lovely artistic sketch by Pi Omega Pi called " Shadow Pictures. " They gave living silhouettes representing pe- riods of history from 1776 to the present day. " Santy " Welch and Dot Riddle gave a mind reading act next. The Kappa act was a burlesque on some famous fiction characters with a sprightly chorus to add dash to it. The fourth act was billed as ??? and part of the audience thought it was a mistake. The Sig Chis put on an act called " Using the Weed, " which had to do with a mistake involving the word weed. And there they were. The Alpha Sigs came next with their offering, " Bright Cracks, " which was an act taking a shot at all the campus celebrities. The Phi Delts took us into a Hawaiian atmosphere with their Hula girls and sailors who sang and danced most enticingly. Krogh and Herzog entertained with a black face act and were followed by the Phi Sigs in a musical act. There was a most syncopating, most melodious nine-piece orchestra, followed by a quar- tet which sang several numbers. The Spanish club play was most enthusi- astically received. It was a two-act sketch of two lonesome American lads stranded in Spain. [99] [100] ORGANIZATIONS t i . 4t f I » I I Iff GLEE CLUB-- " JAMES-DOTY " READER [1021 AriKUAL. 1026 MEN ' S GLEE CLUB THE MEN ' S GLEE CLUB has closed the most successful season since it was organized in 1921. Under the wonderful leadership and in- struction of Hugh E. Wallace the club has gained a gi-eat deal of comment and praise throughout the entire season. Concerts have been given in town before large audiences; that have appreciated the type of programs the club has rendered. When the season opened last fall, it was necessary to set aside a week for try-outs so that the men who were taken in would be those with glee club experience or with some vocal training. By doing this, Mr, Wallace secured twenty-six good voices which gave him a club to put over the kind of music he desired for the concerts. Besides having a group of good singers, the club also had a gi-oup of good entertainers. Jim Doty, president of the University Dramatic Club and the University ' s foremost entertainer, appeared on the concerts wdth the Glee Club and at all times gave selections that pleased his audi- ences. Other entertainers were Lucille Reimers and Jeanette Reeves, the ukelele artists, who rendered both popular and old favorite melodies. These girls were also very well received and contributed a gi ' eat deal towards good, lively, entertaining programs. Praise must also go to our staff of officers. Cai-l Stromberg, the vice-president, assisted at all times in preparing for the various concerts. Dale Lloyd, the tr easurer, always kept a good bank balance ready for use. Clare Goodsell, the librarian, was always ready to serve when music was needed and could be counted on for any other assistance necessary. Lastly, we bid adieu to our president and business manager, Walter Mun- son, who has been with the club for three active years and handled the business affairs of the club very capably. Besides several Omaha and Council Bluffs concerts, the Glee Club has sung at Fremont, Papillion, Tekamah, Herman, Laurel, and other towns in Nebraska as well as Missouri Valley, Modale, and other towns in Iowa. Mrs. Van Dycke has been accompanist for the club since the leaving of Mr. Peercy. — W. M. [103] GIRL ' S GLEE CLUB THE THIRTY-TWO members of the Women ' s Glee Club have a great deal to be proud of in their work this year. Besides several note- worthy home concerts they have made a tour of many towns in Iowa and Nebraska, including Glenwood, Malvern, Macedonia and Blair. They have also worked up a repertoire of twelve songs, which is indeed an achievement for any group. Among their activities there has been a string quartet which was featured at the North Star consisting of Hazel Belt, viola, Jeanette Reeves, first violin, Cecilia Schultz, second violin and Helen Judd, ' cello. Annunci- atat Garrotto was also a feature at one of the down-town theaters. The proceeds of this are to go to the Public School Music Department which the girls have always heartily supported. Mrs. Gillard has taken competent charge of the school. She received her training at Syracuse University, the John Kraus College of Fine Arts. With her as director the Glee Club has prospered and will undoubtedly continue to do so. ART CLUB THE PAINT POT PAINT POT is an organization composed of active members enrolled in the Arts departments and associate members interested in art. The organization of this club took place November 5, 1925. During the past year we have had addresses from local artists, attended exhibits and had social meetings. On February 19, the club held a Studio Tea in the Art rooms, where the students work and the work of local artists was on exhibition. Sketching parties have been held this spring. The officers are, Mildred Neff, president; Alice Jetter, vice-president; Evelyn Hoon, secretary-treasurer; and Loraine Mcllvaine, publicity agent. [105 J THE SPANISH CLUB started off the school year with a very suc- cessful party, held at the " Shack. " This party was attended by most of the Spanish students, some of who provided entertainment for the evening with a burlesque bull-fight. Other numbers were given, all of which were well received, especially " La Paloma " song by Miss Giangi ' asso. The Amigos Pan-Americanos, a society of Spanish speaking people, and professors of the various schools, gave an opportunity for those who wished to improve their conversational Spanish, to do so. Since our own Professor of Spanish, George C. Wright, was vice-president of the organi- zation the students felt that they had an immediate interest in the society, and attended quite regularly. The society meets every other Fri- day during the school year, and has created quite an interest among the students of Spanish throughout the whole city. Los Sabios gave its annual spring party the last part of April, and again proved a very popular affair. The club submitted, for Gala Day, a two act musical farce, produced and directed by Professor Wright. The play was a very fitting climax to a successful year of the club. [1061 • ? ■1 ■? □1 ice STUDENT COUNCIL THE PERSONNEL of the Student Council for the year 1925-26 was a- follows: Dean W. Gilbert James; F. Kenneth Gates, President; Pei-ry A. Borcherding, Vice-President; Iren Mortenson and Ruth E. Simonson, Secretaries, respectively; Hilma Peterson; Mildred An- drews, Morgan Myers; Margaret Fischer; and Paul H. Jenkins. The death of Perry Borcherding, our vice-president, friend, and co- worker, left a void in the ranks of the Council that could not be filled, so the Council and the Senior class decided to leave the office and ap- pointment open, in memory of him, whom we all respected and admired. The Student Council met and surmounted its various difficulties in a manner mutually satisfactory to both the Faculty and Student Body. We hope that through our activities and decisions reached, certain prece- dents will have been laid down which will eventually be of value to the University of Omaha and future Student Councils. — H. P. Y. M. C. A. Fletcher Slater ..... President Morgan Myers .- Vice President Reuben Krog-h Secretary-Treasurer Ben Prather - Progi ' ams Maurice McMasters Socials Morris Vest - -Room Homer Schleh - -- Publicity Shennan Pinto Employment Carl Stromberg ...Foreign Relations [108] Y. M. C. A. THE " Y " BOOSTERS, under the leadership of Fletcher Slater, have finished a most successful and enjoyable year. Meetings were held in the new " Y " room in Jacobs Hall, and a fine program was made effective throughout the year by the good work of the officers. Through direction of the " Y " men, and the girls of the Y. W. group, the mixer at the beginning of the year was a marked success. Various hikes were held, there were delegates sent to the state conference, the Christianity ballot was conducted by the " Y, " speakers of note were brought before the men of the school, the most prominent of whom was Ben Cherrington, regional secretary of the College " Y " organizations; plans were well under way to send a delegation to the Estes Park confer- ence, and the Boosters aided in having Omaha U. represented at the Princeton Conference. On top of these activities and several others, the Varsity Varieties, two nights of collegiate voodvil, minstrels and fun, complete the most successful year for the real fellowship organization of the campus. Doctor Vartanian has been most active in his sponsorship this year, and it was with real judgment hat the boys selected him as advisor for next year. The new officers, Ben Prather, President; Kenneth Strawn, Vice President, and Cecile Steele, Secretary, have a real job if they are to equal the accomplish- ments of the past year. ? ? P ■ ANNUAL 1026 □11 I 4 j WOMEN ' S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION « W A Av organized at the University of Omaha this year. Its activities include all girls ' athletics of the school with the ex- ception of the Charleston, which was executed by any W. A. A. members only as a side issue. The main issues in life were basketball, skating, hiking, baseball, tennis, and track. The association sponsored a basketball team that won all itd games but one, baseball " nines " that played and exterminated each other with considerable gusto and even some scientific accuracy, tennis tournaments that lost innumerable balls and produced several good cases of early sunburn, and hiking parties that, in the opinion of any tired member " afterwards, " actually hiked. Swimming was not much devel- oped during the year due to difficulties incipient and otherwise about a pool. Other sports were carried on with enthusiasm, with the fact that " this was the first year " painfully evident. Culmination of the year came at the annual girls ' athletic banquet, at which letters were awarded for winnings during the year, and plans dis- cussed for next year. The association was sponsored by Mrs. Crawder, gymasium instruc- tor who was also a member of the executive board. The other board members were Helen Searson, president; Hilma Peterson, vice-president; Mary Boyland, treasurer; Dorothy Riddle, secretary. Y. W. C. A. YOU ARE INVITED to perceive the most merry and worthwhile year that the Y. W. C. A. has ever had. It started off with a loud bang and it is ending with a roar full of pep and service. We have accomplished much in the short space of a year. Having had, with the cooperation of the Y. M. C. A., a very successful " Y " mixer at the beginning of the first semester we followed it by a lovely Chrysanthemum Tea. In March was the Girls ' Stag Party, the only one ever introduced in the school. We hope that our example has encouraged several more. Our chapel meetings have been very worthwhile. We have had excellent programs, discussions and speakers, bringing out a large num- ber of interested students. Officers: Hilma Peterson, President; Eva Erixon, Vice President; Ruth Betts, Secretary; Margaret Fischer, Ti-easurer; and Mrs. Vartanian, Faculty. PAN HELLENIC COUNCIL THE PAN-HELLENIC Council is now a firmly established organi- zation which functions upon Omaha ' s campus. The Council is young, for this year marks the close of the second year in which the Greeks of the University have been banded together for mutual pro- tection and benefits, but it is improving constantly. During the year difficulties were encountered but, with the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by the Council, these were sumiounted and the power and prestige of the Pan-Hellenic effectually strengthened. Changes in rules and certain important regulations were inaugurated to better control and protect the various campus activities of the fraterni- ties. Also the membership increased by one sorority when the Sigma Omicron Society applied for admission, and were received into member- ship of the Pan-Hellenic Council under the name Gamma Sigma Omicron. The personnel of the Council for the year 1925-6 consisted of : Faculty representative; Dean W. Gilbert James; Professors Addy, Johnson, Guilfoil, and Sublette ; Student representatives, Kenneth Gates, President, Theta Phi Delta; Harold W. Stine, vice president. Alpha Sigma Lambda; Betty Sowell, secretary and treasurer, Kappa Psi Delta; Reuben Krogh, Phi Sigma Phi; Thelma Marks, Sigma Chi Omicron; Katherine Parker, Phi Delta Psi ; Mildred Nef f , Pi Omega Pi ; and Chloie Sergeant, Gamma Sigma Omicron. We, as members of the Pan-Hellenic Council, hope that our efforts have, on the whole, been successful and that the Council may progress along, acting for the best interests of the University of Omaha, and foil- ing a more complete sense of fellowship among the Greeks on the campus. — F. Kenneth Gates. [115] Elofne Clary Alice Bouse AlfceAyer L lo Jensen [1161 KAPPA PSI DELTA 1926 Betty Sowell Gertrude Jones Helen Kreymborg 1927 Ruth Betts Helen Hoover Maxine Foshier 1928 Alice Jetter Emma Jetter Linn Sholes Alice Rouse 1929 Leola Jensen Elaine Clary Alice Ayer Agda Larson Pledges Opal Hunt, ' 26 lone Brown, ' 28 Faculty Mrs. L. G. Johnson [117] [118] SIGMA CHI OMICRON sxo 1926 Louise Rathsack Ann McConnell 1927 Thelma Marks 1928 Margaret Carmichael Dorothy Kelly Alice Wixson Margaret Winkler June Gilbert Doris Peterson Helen Wilson Edith Diemer Mary Vance Helen Willis Helen Marks Dorothy Pierce 1929 Lewellyn Ewall Ada Roseland Helen Gray Eleanore Pierce 1119] I I2ni PHI DELTA PSI ' 27 Thyra Anderson Dorothy Anderson Lucille Carson Margaret Forney Lorraine Mcllvaine Katherine Parker Jeanette Reeves Lucille Reimers Marjorie Stevens Odile Anderson Marialice Bromwell ' 29 Luree Combs Twila Holmes Merla Themenson Pledges Frankie Nelson, ' 27 Luella Belding, ' 29 Cleo Kelley ' 29 PI OMEGA PI 1926 Helen Searson 1927 Cleo Bess Thornton Kvelyn Hoon Mildred Neff Myrl Smith Helen Bondesson 1928 Margaret Seidl Olive Hogan Doris Yost Janice Kirkpatrick Marjorie Gran Margaret Weymuller 1929 Betty Ruf Helen Olerich Ethelda Johnson Pledges Ellen Anne Slader . Harriet Northcutt Ihmalda Bruekhart [123] [124] ? — 1 GAMMA SIGMA OMICRON rso 1926 Elizabeth G. Barns 1927 Mildred Sinnett Helen Campbell Louise Hillman Inez Isaacs 1928 F. Merriam Rau Chloie Sergeant Katherine Sullenger Hazel Belt Eunice Lindleaf Blanche Mclntyre 1929 Joy Smith Pcuth Smith Florence Seward Pledges Ivah Stennett, ' 27 Dorothy Tennant, ' 29 Gwendolyn Irwin, ' 29 [125] PHI SIGMA PHI Founded 1910 Richard R. Blissard Gene D. Caldwell John I. Fleming Clare W. Goodsell Clifford H. Hansen Arthur L. Kastman Reuben T. Krogh Active 0. Dale Lloyd Whitney L. Myers Fred A. Nelson Philip D. Price Ernest L. Raven Benjamin R. Shurtleff Elwood G. Wilmoth Harry S. Gleason Pledges Lawrence W. Lewis Lyle R. Anderson Kenneth C. Baker Paul W. Baker Mark W. Besack Ray Blake Jack M. Bolzendahl Julius Brown Will 0. Carmichael William E. Clifton Bernard B. Combs Tom W. Cowan John Crowley Louis H. Crowl Paul B. Davis Frank Diedrich Clarence T. Edee Edgar L. Ernst Gene J. Everson Active Alumni Thomas Farr is, Jr. Jay Gibbs Waldron A. Golding Harlan Haaker William R. Howard Stuart H. Kelley Merle Jones Jerome F. Kutak Jack Miller George V. Morris Walter A. Munson Frederick A. Oleson George C. Pardee Harry P. Petrie Charles M. Poucher Marion F. Pratt Morey R. Pressly Edward V. Ranft J. Will Roberts Merril A. Russell Francis E. Sadowski Fleming R. Schneider Eldridge B. Scurr G. H. Seig Clarence B. Speannan J. Edward Sterner William W. Strehlow C. Wilbur Theleen Donald W. Swigert Paul E. Tapley Leonard Thiessen Howard Vore J. A. Weiberg Ned Williams Lewis E. Wolfe Ronald G. Yoder Sponsor Dr. D. E. Jenkins f]28| THEA PHI DELTA 04»A 1926 Perry A. Borcherding ' Gerald D. Hogan Joseph A. Houston Fletcher D. Slater Louis R. Murdoch F. Kenneth Gates Homer W. Schleh 1927 Lester Meek Cecil Simmons Walter E. Edmiston Sherman S. Pinto Harvey E. Pinto Benjamin D. Prather Edgar C. Bleick 1928 Damon Martis Morgan Myers H. Warren Dunham Windham Bonham R. A. Vanderlippe Fred B. Schneider Robert T. Smith George L. Irvine 1929 John Herzog P. Hamilton Jenkins Gaylord Anderson Pledges Vincil V. Swift, ' 29 Cecil Steele, ' 29 Gerald Krohn, ' 29 Faculty Members Dean W. Gilbert James George Carr Wright Deceased. [129] I I 0 ■1 y ? 1 [130] ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA ASA Carl E. Alger Grant Astelford Clyde R. Bennett Raymond L. Bjork Warner F. Bowers K. Neil Chapman Theodore Drdla A. R. Eychaker J. Harry Fryxell John E. Hale Paul L. Hoffman Oliver F. Johansen George W. Johnson John G. Kuhn Ellis H. Lathrop Maurice McMasters Charles Madsen Paul C. Madsen Glenn 0. Malm Harold N. Margrave Walter E. Mason Eugene R. Morton Gustave N. Nilsson Robert L. Pepper Lloyd E. Ragan Harold W. Stine Carl W. Stromberg Maurice D. Vest Charles A. Wood Jessen E. Wood [13]] TAU DELTA EPSILON TAE C. E. Walker R. G. Pallas W. M. Luse C. E. Fisher M. J. Buckley P. A. Floersch J. M. Adams C. J. Wilson E. F. Brassil L. B. McDonald S. H. Kelley N. Zieman W. J. Bowen R. U. Gant H. C. Schoening J. J. Jesse C. J. Adams E. Grosvenor C. N. Miles J. Leeka [133] [1341 Tlhe QATEW ANNUAL 1026 LAMDA PHI A H. V. Alberti M. W. Besack D. J. Bone L. H. Busman W. F. Curran E. Dagdog L. Denton M. C. Dudley D. Fox A. W. Francis W. C. Gatz V. A. Gilhool J. J. Gillix E. N. Kleborg G. V. Morris H. Long W. S. Olace C. Olson F. Rizzuto F. Sadowski F. L. Shaw C. F. Shopen R. W. Smith H. E. Story J. C. Thomas A. C. Thomsen D. J. Wheeler W. F. VanBurg Judge Dean Troup FACULTY Arthur C. Thomsen CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 14-17 Registration. 21 School opens with largest assembly for a long time ; classes crowded. Freshman election. 22 Phi Sigs Orpheum party. Sig Chi " Sweetheart Tea " at Dorothy Brooks. " Kappa Karavan " party at Kappa Kottage, north of Florence. Alpha Sig Smoker. Where (?) Theta House party at Pinto ' s. ' 24 Formal Convocation and Opening Address. Kappa " Black and White Tea " at Jetter Home. ■ Rush parties, etc. - " : i ' 25 Y. M. and Y. W. Mixer. Students forget dignity and indulge in kindergarten cut-ups. Even Doctor Vartanian. Phi Sig Smoker. 26 Kappa Fonnal Dinner for rushees. : -. Sig Chi Formal Dinner for rushees. Alph a Sig Theater party. Reserved entire Baldheaded row. ; OCTOBER 2 Phi Sig party at Reuben Krogh ' s. Phi Delt formal pledge party at home of Lillian Holloway. 16 Omaha breaks Football Jinx of two years by beating Doane, 6-0. (Bungy Gordon looked to Doane like Red Grange did -to Mich.) Phi Sig party at Prairie Park Hall. 22 Senator R. B. Howell speaks at Chapel. Art Club organized. Phi Delts awarded Pan-Hellenic scholarship cup. 23 Kappa pledge party at the " shack. " Ouch! The football squad, outweighed several pounds to the man, was only beat by Missouri State Normal, 33-0. 28 W. D. Clark chapel speaker. 29 Pi O Halloween party. 30 H. A. Dunlap chapel speaker. Well, they won! By beating Nebraska Central college, 25-3, J;hey are at the top of the conference standing. NOVEMBER 2 Gamma Sigs broadcast over KOIL. 4 Dramatic club party at the " shack. " 6 Y. M. C. A. boys speak on the world court. 6 Yep, the Phi Sig pledges did it. Big party for the actives and alumnae. Must of been good for Fritz Nelson drove all the way from Lincoln to be there. 11 Dr. Schwarz delivered the Armistice day talk at chapel. 12 U. of 0. Student Council held a meeting for election a£ officers. [140] 13 Whoa! Cardinals journey up to Sioux City, out of Conference boundaries and get beat, 35-6. 14 The Phi Delt tea dance at the Fontenelle. Sig Chi pledges entertained the natives with a bridge party at the home of Helen Willis. 18 Rev. Ralph Bailey of the Unitarian church spoke at chapel on the affirmative side of the World Court plan. 20 Election of the Mystic Thirteen. Phi Delt pledge party at the Burgess home. 24 Spanish Club party at the " shack. " Sig Chi Bridge party at the Brandeis Grill Room. 25 Men ' s Glee Club opening concert at Jacobs Hall. M. E. Northwall, rare book dealer, gave an interesting talk. Thetas go in debt and rent a Frat House. 27 Sophomores staged a dance a Hanscom Park. " Nig " Richardson ' s orchestra jazzed things up. 29 Football team closed a very successful season by tying Grand Island. Thanksgiving vacation. DECEMBER 1 Omaha Uni Girls vote against smoking at Y. W. C. A. chapel. 2 Grade school music students gave a musicale at Jacobs Hall in the evening. 3 A very interesting program at the North Presbyterian church by the University Glee Club. 4 Sig Chi Alumni dance at the Madrid. L. W. Taylor, national student secretary, spoke at the chapel. 5 Alpha Sig Radio party at the " shack. " 7 Gamma Sig " Bunco " party at the home of Merriam Rau. David Playfair, chapel speaker. 9 Home Economic girls entertained members of the Student Council at luncheon. 10 Program by the 0. U. students given at the Concord Club during the noon luncheon. Men ' s Glee Club, broadcast from KOIL. 11 " The Sawdust Queen. " 12 The Sociology class had to lay in jail a day — just visiting. 14 Betty Sowell, new assistant librarian. Dr. Martin of Pittsburg gave interesting talk on Blue Laws. Alpha Sig Annual Founder ' s Day Banquet at the Elks Club. 15 Mrs. Dunaway spoke at Y. W. Chapel. 18 Y. W. Tea at the home of Mrs. Daniel Jenkins. Hurray! Christmas Vacation. Theta Christmas party at Cooper ' s. 19 Phi Delt party at the Blackstone. Wonder what made the punch taste so good. 21 Kappa Christmas party at the Fontenelle. 22 Gamma Sig ' s breeze into society by staging their Christmas party at the Madrid. 23 Pi 0 party at the Elks. 25 Sig Chi party at the Blackstone. Yep, the Virginia is sure doing a thriving business these days. JANUAKY 4 Monday. School opens again. Ho, hum! Basketball team displays its wares by flooring Fort Omaha, 82-3. 6 Team wins its first conference game by defeating Dana College, 32-21. 8 Mr. David Porter, an international worker among students and officially connected with the Y. M. C. A., spoke at chapel. Miss Marlowe Addy was elected new Freshman class sponsor, due to the resignation of Miss Lucille Kendall who has beeen transferred to the downtown school. Phi Sig party at the Blackstone. Everybody in condition after a week ' s rest from the Christmas whirl. 12 Prof. Guilfoil fell for the girls and so gave ' em a little talk at th eir Y. W. chapel. 14 The German Club gave a successful banquet at the Bethany Pres- byterian church. 15 Board of Control elects Cliff Hansen business . manager of the Annual. 16 Pi 0 monthly dinner at the Athletic Club. Omaha U. still retains first place in the conference standings by winning from Nebraska Central, 28-11. Ponies defeat the Concrete Stone ' s, 10-4, in the prelims. 18 Russ Mattson speaks at the chapel. Probation week starts. Plenty of flying paddles and otherwise. 19 Girls ' basketball team wins over Metro C. D. A., 13-10. Kappa pledges caught trying to pull an Orpheum party Probation Week. Walk from Carter Lake. Men ' s Glee Club give concert at First Christian church at Council Bluffs. 22 Alpha Sig dance at Cooper ' s. Sig Chi pledges put one over on the ac- tives and stagged it. 23 Sig Chi actives give a tea dance for their pledges at Fontenelle. This was a tough night for the Cardinals. They played a bang-up game but lost after an extra period to Kearney, 29-24. 25 Dr. Ralph Owen of Chicago spoke on " Go Out and Hang Yourself. " 26 Sig Chi pledges entertained the actives at an Orpheum party. 27 Cards .joumeyed to Fremont and trimmed the Midlanders, 23-8. 29 Second semester registration. Exams finished. (Also some students!) 30 Several days of torture for pledges. FEBRUARY 1 Second semester classes begin. 3 Convocation of the new semester. Dr. Vartanian speaks. Kappa entertained the rushees to a bridge dinner at the Adelphia. 4 Phi Delt Sweetheart Luncheon at Shanghai. 5 Omaha affirmative debate team scores victory over Peru here, while negative team loses to Peru there. Freshman class ran true to form giving another successful (?) party. 6 Gamma Sigs Rose Luncheon at Fontenelle. Sig Chi bridge party for rushees at Peg Winkler ' s. Basketball quintet got " hot " again and overwhelmed the Grand Islanders, 37-10. Pi 0 Dance at Brandeis restaurant. 10 In Memoriam of Perry Borcherding, who died on this day. Omaha beat Midland to the tune of 41-27. 12 Lincoln ' s Birthday observed at chapel. Perry Borcherding ' s funeral was held at Methodist church. Large number of students attended. Omaha ' s affirmative debate squad defeated by Cotner, 2-1. 13 Basketball team lost a fast and clean game at Wayne, 25-20. 15 Sandor Harmati, director of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, gave an interesting talk at chapel. Minstrel Show tryouts started. 16 Music department gives complimentary progi ' am for Omaha Col- lege Club. 18 Big happenings at Blair! Dana suffers first home defeat in four years. Cards win by 48-18 score. (The hay was swept out of the Gym so the game could proceed.) 19 Paint Pot held a Fine-Exhibit Tea. The debate squad broke even with Midland negative winning here, while affirmative lost there. Dean James and four " whizes " of the Dramatic Club broadcasted " On the Brink of Silence " over WOAW Men ' s Glee Club give concert at Elk ' s Club. 23 Y. M. initiate new club room. Cards defeat Wesleyan Five there 21-20. 24 Co-eds start " smock craze. " Jim Doty elected Chairman of Gala Day Committee. 26 LT. of O. Debaters won two unanimous decisions from Doane. 27 Y. W. party in the Gym. MARCH 1 Dr. Lamp of Korea chapel speaker 2 Miss Mary Louise Guy, director of thee Omaha Campfires, Y. W. speaker. Cards overwhelm Grand Island 54-24. 3 Uni. Orchestra bunch got the glad news that they were to receive credit for their labors. Tough ! They lost to Kearney 27-24 after leading at the half. End of basketball season. 4 The debaters won both from Keamey in a dual meet. 1144] 5 Phi Sig dance at Hanscom Park. A real time! 13 The Junior Prom made the social hit of the year entertaining the entire school. 15 Prof. Bernstein spoke at convocation. Annual Staff launches its campaign for annual " buyers. " Freshman Class Day was " officially " recognized by the faculty 17 " Ugh " Adams says, " No track team this year. " 19 Dr. Denise of the Omaha Theological Seminary spoke to the stu- dents. The " Phi Sigs " jerked another one of their famous parties at Hanscom Park. 23 Y. M. election (Prather elected President). 24 The Dramatic " bunch " gets romantic again and frolics it out down at The Shack. Maybe we haven ' t any Benny Friedman but we beat Michigan anyway — in debate style — not the pigskin game. 26 The Thetas gave a nice Spring Hop. The Phi Sig chapter turned out in full force ! 29 Nothing like advertising our school. Leola Jensen leaves with the U. of 0. spirit for Denmark. APRIL 6 Homer Schleh was elected president of the Pan-Hellenic. 7 Men ' s Glee Club gave a good concert at Eagles Hall, South Omaha, for the benefit of the Moser Memorial church where our Dr. Schwartz is pastor. 8 Using the English style procedure our debate team won over Park College, Parkville, Mo. 9-10 The " Varsity Varieties " was a great success. 11 The University Orchestra as well as the Men ' s Quartet let the world know of their presence by broadcasting over WOAW. 12 We all " Hounded " and " Hared " it today, finally ending up at the Dumb Institute where we had a " dog of a good time. " 13 In the annual election of the Y. W. C. A. Margaret Fisher was chosen president. 14 The Paint Pot Club had a Pot Luck dinner at the home of the Laverty twins. 19 In the election of the W. A .A. officers Mary Boyland was elected president. 21 The Y. W. members proved that they are used to walking home when they hiked to Florence and back. 22 Must be an attraction around Florence for the Alpha Sigs heard the " Call of the Wild " and sojourned there also. 23 Even the rain can ' t stop a Sneak Day as was evidenced by the gang who decided to be " soaked " by nature rather than by the profs who we " ducked " on this famous day and went to Bellevue. The Men ' s Glee Club ran over to Fremont where they terrorized the town with their terrible appetites. After dinner they rendered a perfect concert to a good crowd at the High School. That Spring Frohc at the Lighthouse was all that Norton, Parker, and Richardson had " cracked " it up to be. The boys got big hearted and stretched the dance an hour for the benefit of the late arriving Glee Club singers. . , . 24 The Phi Sigs also like hikes but they believe m using their bug- gies. " Gene had a good time helping Krogh fix copious quantities of blowouts ! , , 1 • V. ' 4- 26 The Spanish Club gave a very enjoyable party which wasn t so dumb even if it was at the Dumb Institute. Prof Wright was the chaperon! , „ , . , 28 Sure good to see Dr. Jenkins back fully recovered from his recent Th muS ' c department started a drive for a fund of $1000. 30 We can ' t all be " doc ' s " this time so just a few of the bunch try their stuff at mastering M. D. nerve on this Pre-Medic Day at the University of Nebraska. MAY 4 Tennis Tournament is progressing nicely. , - . 5 Popularity contests held. May queen and attendants elected. 7 Pan-Hellenic dance at Carter Lake. , , - u 9 Krogh and his wreck pulls the unexpected. Returned to school with no flat tires. , .„ , , , i 13 Coach Adams announces Slater and Lamb will be Omaha s sole en- tries in the State College track meet. Russ Mattson wins oratorical contest. Alpha Sig annual banquet and election of officers. 14 Phi Delt spring dance at Peony Park. Nice time as usual. Weekly Gateway election. . , i 4. i 17 Probation week begins. Torture committees extend gleeful greet- ings " to pledges. t „ The Dramatic Club presents " The Passing of the Third Floor Back. 18 They present it again. Full house both nights. 19 W. A. A. Banquet. 21 Gala Day. Crowning of May Queen and Pageant at Kountze Park. Editor ' s birthday. 22 Alpha Sigs sponsor a " hot " truck party. 28 Phi Sig annual banquet at the Athletic club. Commemorating six- teenth year of existence. Theta dinner-dance at Lakoma. Wonder if they ate or danced most. (Or what have you?) JUNE 1 Faculty reception for seniors. 3 Commencement exercises. 4 Alumni Banquet. Kappa spring dance at Field club. 11 Sig Chi spring dance at Field club. AMONG THE GREEKS The Phi Sigs are so sure they ' re world-beaters, they never wait for a bid to a party, but crash every- thing- because they reaUze that if they didn ' t get bids it ' s merely an oversight. They ' re so conceited one can ' t insult them, because they don ' t care a dirty word for any- one ' s opinion. They wear collegiate clothes and drive collegiate cars. (N. B. — A college car is a discrepit Ford painted one of the primary colors and without fenders, top, or an ex- cuse for cluttering up traffic). They dance collegiate — in fact, they think the song was probably written about them. They date Kappas and Sig Chis mostly — when they aren ' t sneak- ing out with usherettes or dancers from the Rex. 0! these boys are Ritzy! They did accidentally pledge a few democratic boys this fall, but we think by next year they ' ll be conceited and entirely Phi-Siged. The Phi-Sigs believe one comes to college for an education but they don ' t expect to get it from books. But we ' re sure when a Phi Sig graduates from college: 1. He ' ll know all the latest dance steps. 2. He ' ll be expert at poker, Black Jack and Bridge. 4. He ' ll know the latest College Humor and other stories. 5. He ' ll know how to throw a line without effort. 6. He ' ll be an expert necker, knowing fundamentals and variations. 7. He ' ll know he ' s good. The Phi Sigs have two societies within theirs. One is the famed " Inner Circle " which plays poker scientifically, blood-thirstily, and all night. The other is the " Three Musketeers " made up of Conceit, the Oopscooper and Hanse. This inner-organization has no purpose but talking over dates, learning to tango, and hanging pins. The Phi Sigs are like the Kap- pas — they let the rest of the world go by while they stand and sing " Hurray for me! " Once upon a time there was a fraternity that was different from any ever seen before. The boys were always studying, tho in times of mental relaxation they read " Little Women " with the love scenes expurgated. They had no cars because they needed none — they didn ' t date. One of the fore- most members, at that time, whose foremost name was Harold, incidentally, was interviewed on dancing. The blood poured into his pure young cheek, and he said modestly that he did not approve of " public love-making to music. " There used to be much conjecture as to what the boys did at frater- nity meeting, because any one of them would faint at the sight of a card. One member refused to add a grasshopper to his biology collec- tion because he had heard that the filthy insects " Spit Tobacco. " The fraternity should have worn W. C. T. U. pins altho the only thing that kept people from remembering they were a fraternity was their Alpha Sigma pins. We wonder if those bygone Alpha Sigs believe in evolution. They must now — after seeing some of the members. (The loud sweaters and ties of one of the present members are enough evi- dence alone.) No one knows ex- actly how the Serpent got into this Paradise, but everyone has a sneaking suspicion he got in about 3 years ago, is always on commit- tees and was finally elected presi- dent of his class. The Phi Sigs boast of what poker sharks they are, but this Alpha Sig can play circles around any of them in a poker game. Not only that but he has influenced some of his frater- nity brothers so that there are at least six of them who know a spade from a club. At the Pan-Hellenic dance last spring, they called for a special Alpha Sig dance and there must have been a dozen of these Fallen Ones responded, lead by the afore- said Serpent in Paradise, who has been classed by no less authorities than the Kappas and Sig Chis as " the smoothest dancer in school. " The other boys aren ' t so technic- ally perfect but they have a lot of fun. The Pan-Hellenic scholarship rating placed these boys lower than several sororities which 13 unheard of for Alpha Sigma Lambda — they used to rate as the " digs " of the school. But it does show they are getting a practical fraternity spirit. These boys meet on Monday night and come early so they can get in by 11 o ' clock, and there are a lot of girls who would be interested to know that there are more cars parked in front of an Alpha Sig meeting than that of any other fraternity. THETA PHI DELTA Every man on the campus who isn ' t a Phi Sig or an Alpha Sig is is a Theta. They have to take in every one they can possibly pledge, in order to pay the rent on their house. You see they really HAD a frat house where they ate bean soup and talked about the other fraternities (to make them- selves feel better) and about their dates, and their political moves. They pride themselves on their deviltry and do everjrthing but kill their pledges during probation week. They make one fellow yell " Cuckoo " from the roof of the house every noon. The Phi Sigs say he doesn ' t need to yell — every- one knows he ' s cuckoo or he wouldn ' t have gone Theta — but then who are the Phi Sigs? For many years it was a boa t of the Thetas that none of their men ever hung their pins. There may have been a good reason for that, it takes more than a willing spirit to hang a pin. But some- thing happened. Now three of the tallest members have sunk their pins and are trying hard to conceal their elation. We have been hanging around breathless waiting to see if the man with the forty dollar pin would fasten it to a little dark-haired-near-Sig- Chi, but so far she ' s held off or he ' s shy (that ' s a silly guess). This fraternity, either with their great numbers, or with their powers as speech makers, have managed to hold down some im- portant offices this year. Far from least is that of Pan-Hellenic president and they ' ve had it two years in succession. The former president, who goes by the name of " Grandma " because of his — S m ii i i ii i ii i i nii M i l I I ' I mM [1491 ? □1 1 we ' ll say conservatism — proved himself a master-diplomat in quieting irate members of rival sororities who pulled hair about pledges and spiking and what have you. Two notable things have hap- pened this year in the fraternity. The first, Louie Murdock, he of the Packard car and Inferiority Complex, has a girl and has been seen out with her. Secondly, Duke Slater has learned to dance. That isn ' t all Duke did. You know for years he has rated as an athlete in- versely as he rated as a lady ' s man. But he, the shyest of all, sunk his pin — we started to tell you before. Well, when we saw the little Sig Chi sporting that Theta Phi Delta on her chest, we all wondered how he ever got up nerve enough to kiss her. How- ever a Phi Sig discovered (the Phi Sigs know everything — ask them) that Duke just took off his pin, handed it to the lucky lady, and cordially shook hands! We ' re afraid Fletcher hasn ' t read the right books. Oh, the Theta ' s are all right — and when they all get as collegiate as Gay lord Anderson (isn ' t he just DARLING with that sweet little pipe?) they ' ll have everyone run- ning to equal them. KAPPAS The Kappa ' s trump card is be- ing " high hat. " They are as con- ceited as a sorority ever gets, sel- dom speaking to anyone outside their own clique for fear the al- leged " rabble " will find out they have nothing to be " high hat " about. The Kappas come to school to get culture and they study hard to get it. In fact, books come first always — after dancing, bridge, and dates. As soon as a girl pledges Kappa she is given a list of rules to follow which will make her a true Kappa. Here are a few copied from the " Pledge Requirements " : 1. Be a type — you must be in- dividual. 2. Cultivate a good line. It is considered bad form ever to mean anything you say. 3. Own a fur coat. We must be able to distinguish our members a distance. 4. Don ' t neck. You ' re only a Freshman and your technique isn ' t good enough yet. 5. Never chew gum. It ' s ple- bian. 6. Never wear satin shoes to school. This is considered a high misdemeanor and if you are guilty you must expect to be cut by your sorority sisters. And a dozen other rules calcu- lated to make them grow up Truer and Nobler women. The Kappas had one of their members go abroad to school this year — and for fear someone won ' t know it they have " Loly " send letters from Halifax, Copenhagen, or London to school, so everyone can see them. You just know the Kappas are rich, they give so many dances! And the Inter-Sorority tea — it was their turn this year but the dear girls were just so busy with their dates they forgot to give it! No one needs ever to waste any sympathy on the Kappas, because regardless of what anyone else thinks of them they ' ll always think they ' re GOOD. AriHUAL IQ26 SIGMA CHI The Sig Chi ' s are perfect ladies and they ' re always worrying for fear someone won ' t find out about it. They cultivate their voices and high brow the masses except at election time, and then they are democracy itself. It wouldn ' t take much to make them adopt an Eas- tern accent, and they lay claim to being conservative. They live on chocolate eclairs and bridge, and speak of the arts — in class. On dates— and they date chiefly at Medic school — they prove that practice makes perfect. We said they dated Medics a lot — we ex- cept their Freshmen who have self-sacrificingly devoted the year to teaching some of the Phi Sig Freshmen how much they don ' t know. The Sig Chis have a keen alum- na and they do most of the rush- ing. And if there is anyone at school who knows the correct form for teas and bridges, it is they. Every once in a while, one of them gets her name or picture in the paper, and my, she just hates the horrid old publicity! The Sig Chis are the only ones who have ever imported orches- tras — some of the alumna married well. The Sig Chis have corralled a flock of pins this year— mostly Theta. Then one or two of the alumna got married so it seems the girls are keeping up to form. And of course, if one of their members mysteriously quits school for a while, the rest of the Greeks may thank her for providing them with something to talk about at bridge parties. PI OMEGA PI The Pi Omega Pi Sorority will probably never get over rubbing it in because they organized about a month before the Phi Delts. This, in part, explains their love for each other. When the Pi O ' s started, they started modestly, and chose their girls for brains, and sneered at the frivolity of the other sororities. They may not have know how to finesse a queen in bridge, but they ' ll run lots less chance of dys- peptic husbands than some of the other sororities. They are ambitious and give parties with the most bizarre names. In fact, they have several members inclined to be Bohemian probably from too much dabbling in art. They never invite the un- initiated to their mystic rites, but stories have leaked out of gypsy wanderings, over hills with ban- danas filled with sandwiches, and of the maidens sitting in circles, eating with chop-sticks from wooden bowls. It is said the three topics of con- versation at " cat parties " ai-e: operations, auto accidents I have been in, and dieting. The Pi O ' s are right there on the a la mode conversation. They know a par- ticular lot about the latter subject. It ' s said one of their girls has dieted so much, she ' s too weak to come to school half the time. But the sisters cheer her on with the cry, " All for the good of the cause! " and one must be elegant, mustn ' t one? We ' re sure the Pi O ' s will never fall by the wayside so long as they continue to get their ideas from Greenwich Village stories. GAMMA SIGS The Gamma Sigma Omicron is the newest sorority on the campus I ? he GATEW IB SI ANHUAL. 102S □ and is made up of serious minded girls who have their minds on the future and husbands. They all take Domestic Science because someone said the way to a man ' s heart was through his stomach. It ' s a good thing there is that way because the rest of the routes would be pretty stiff pulling for them. These girls are nice girls and probably haven ' t had a chance to be otherwise. There isn ' t a one of them that is conceited be- cause they haven ' t been sorority girls long enough to know that is an absolute requisite. They are all good-tempered pleasant girls who never think of being temper- amental (again because they haven ' t been Greeks long enough) and it is really quite refreshing. They are all very proud of their ipins and carve " Gamma Sigma Omicron " all over their notebooks. The Gammas were thought by the other sororities to be awfully nice girls, my dear, but just a bit Mid- Victorian, don ' t you know, but that was before they pledged a certain little vivacious brunette. There is nothing dead about her and the whole school found it out before she ' d been here long. If anyone says anything about all that goes on around the Gateway offi ce, near which she lockers, just ask ' em if they manage to hold a man as long as she has and kept him as ardent as the Lovers of Ceopatra. In fact, Gamma Sig did a clever thing in pledging her, be- cause if a sorority can ' t get some of its members talked about, it simply doesn ' t rate, that ' s all. PHI BELTS Every time we see a Phi Delt we think of what the A. T. O. ' s sing: " We ' re a happy-go-lucky crew. " And the Phi Delts certainly are. The Phi Delts aren ' t such an old sorority but they ' ve gathered in a bunch of awfully likeable girls. There isn ' t a real flat in the whole organization, altho on the other hand there is no one so unusually keen that she makes the other sororities jealous. The outstand- ing characteristics of the Phi Delts has always been geniality. We didn ' t know they had any fighting blood until they went to the mat with the Sig Chi ' s and had a deadly fray over some twins. Up till this year they were sim- ple, unaffected girls trying to real- ize they were sorority girls. But now — ' Why ' s there ' s not a worse bunch of dirt-diggers in the school and there ' s always a bunch of them off in a corner telling what they heard someone had repeated about what someone else had told. Not that they ' re catty — but each has her own idea of fun. The Phi Delts ahve been pretty boastful about winning the Pan- Hellenic scholarship cup this year. Of course it is nice to be a smart girl, but there might be something to what the other sororities said, " If you don ' t date much, you have lots of time to study. " However, the other Greeks wouldn ' t have been a bit mad had they got the cup. The Phi Delts haven ' t a big alumnae, but they started with a good-looking one, which is more than the Kappas can say. The Phi Delts haven ' t as yet adopted an af- fected tone; they wouldn ' t know it if they had a Complex, and they don ' t worry any about their inhib- itions; they ' re pretty scarce when someone wants a fourth hand at bridge — but they have about four of the best dancers in school. It may be irrelevant, but they say the best dancers are always the best neckers. 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Some of the very worst kind of cats are those that think they are the only pussy in the push, and always feature themselves with nice big blue prize ribbons on their necks, when really they are only the backyard or alley variety, and lucky if they have a shoestring to hang themselves on. Lots of people are cute and kit- tenish when they are little and as they grow older they get kitten- isher and kittenisher until they are finally full grown cats. Their hair stands on end every time they hear the name of someone they don ' t especially like. They grab at gossip like any respectable cat would at a mouse, and then sit and purr contentedly whenever they succeed in passing the good word around. When these kind of cats try to pull some of their wild stuff, they need a nice healthy bull dog to chase ' em up a tree. In some cases the females of the species are more deadly than the male, but when it comes to cats, the ' Thomas cats are just as bad as the pussies. There are lots of male cats who instead of standing up for nice kittens like a real gen- tleman cat would, they stand around while some alley cat spits and snarls about some poor kittie ' s reputation. Sometimes they put in a good word but more often they don ' t, but just stand there with a complacent smile on their whiskers and listen. Another kind of cat is the kind that says, " Well, if I can ' t be the boss Puss in Boots, I won ' t be any. " That kind of a mistake should go out and hang himself with his blue prize ribbon, or bor- row a shoe string. HIGHBROW I AM the intelligentsia. I feel it my solemn duty to razz and find fault with everybody and every- thing that has the least bit of prominence in the public eyu 1 pick out the most unique and wierd fads I can think of and hold them up as the acme of self ex- pression. Anyone who thinks as I, is a mere parrot and copy-cat. I am the only one who has any orig- inal ideas or views. All others are imitations. I don ' t understand half the stuff I hold up as perfect but that ' s all right. I don ' t have to explain it to anyone. If they can ' t see it themselves that proves their low mentality — at least that ' s what I tell them. I could never think of doing anything construc- tive or worthwhile, I must knock and ridicule the labors of those who are better than me — I ' m the highbrow. Elwood: (coaxing) " If I kiss you this once no one will be a bit the wiser. " Elaine : " Oh, yes, there will. " Elwood: " But who? " Elaine: " You, next time. " Dunham : " But your sign says — " First class hair cut, 35c, and here you ' re trying to soak me half a buck for one. " Barber: " Yes, I know, but you haven ' t got first class hair. " [158] [159] Pardee ' s Ice Cream Pavilions Stations ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS Correct. 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Luree ' s fortunate because her wedding announcements won ' t cost so much made at Douglas Printing Co. 4. Ben Shurtleff and — but who is wearing his pin this week? 5. If Ruth Fraser and Bill get tired of life they can always go on the Orpheum. 6. Speaking of loves, we mustn ' t forget Caldwell ' s devotion to Gene. 7. Louise and the Boy with the Cadillac. 8. Homer won ' t always be wel- come at Betty ' s if he calls her " Lizzie. " 9. The long and the short of it — Helen Marks and Fr e d Schneider. 10. We heard Lester Meek kissed a girl in school once. Wonder if her name was " Cecilia. " 11. Peggy Winkler was expected to dance through life with Ernie Raven, but it looks like someone has stumbled. 12. We sincerely hope Fletcher hung his pin on the right Twin because if he didn ' t, Ben ' s en- gaged to Fletcher ' s girl. Peg: " The cops in this town have a rotten sense of humor. " Ernie: " What makes you think so? " Peg: " See all those " No Park- ing " signs on Farnam street? " Ernie: " Yeh, what of it? " Winkler: " I ' m asking you, what self-respecting couple would want to park on Farnam street? " Galbraith: " I ' m going to stag the party tonite. " Emmie: " What ' s the idea? " Galbraith: " Got no doe. " Choo Choo: " Ouch, POP, that hurts. " " Professor, what in the world is the matter? " " I just got out of the hospital. Was operated on for appendicitis. " " What ' s that got to do with the lump on your head? " " It ' s got a lot to do, they run out of ether. " 1st Sig Chi: " What do you think of Helen? " 2nd Sig Chi: " Er — she ' s a nice girl. " 1st Sig Chi : " No, but cat to cat, what do you think of her? " " Is your girl nice, Walt? " " You bet she is. " " Sorority girl? " " Nope, that ' s why she is nice. " Cliff: " I ' m taking my cow to the bank. " Clare: " What for? " Hansen: " To have her milk certified. " Cramer : " Why did you call her ' Dear ' ? " Phil: " Well, she is rather ex- pensive. " Co-ed: " Why do you boys call girls ' weenies ' ? 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" You ' re darn right I will, " re- plied Caldwell in a heated rage, whereupon he walked over to his dilapidated Ford roadster, cranked it, climbed in, and leisurely drove off. Maid: " Don ' t you dare kiss me. " Officer: " I ' ll arrest you for re- sisting an officer. " I ' m collegiate. Yes, I are; That ' s my babee Comin ' thar. |U)7J AFTERWORD This marks the last page of the year bookj of 1926. It is our hope that we have presented to you a review of the past year in a most satisfactory way. May you always keep this book and in years to come look back with pleasure upon memories which this book revives. It has been an honest effort on the part of all to do justice to every indi- vidual and organization herein repre- sented. We trust we have offended no one, but rather praised everyone. May your succeeding yeai ' s in college and in life be ever the happiest. — Annual Staff.


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