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4 ? B □ « ? ANNUAL r w — V ■ GATEWAY ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA VOLUME XV, 1927 3 H. W. SCHLEH Editor-in-Chief F. A. NELSON Business Manager ? s □ y ? _ 1 1 — ■ ■ — ( TABLE OF CONTENTS Dedication - Page 7 Administration - -- -- -- -- - Page 9 Colleges of Law and Commerce ------- Page 19 Graduates - - - - - - Page 23 Juniors Page 31 Undergraduates -- Page 39 Publications - - - Page 45 Athletics - -- - Page 51 Gala Day Page 61 Assembly Page 64 Organizations Page 65 Greeks Page 79 Memories - -- -- -- -- -- Page 91 5 WM. L. SHEARER, M. D., D. D. S. 6 DEDICATION To Dr. William L. Shearer, who is a member of the Board of Trus- tees of the University, President of the Alumni Association, and whose phenomenal success is the pride and inspiration of all stu- dents, this volume is affectionate- ly dedicated, in appreciation of his generous devotion of his means, his services, and his loyalty. 7 BOARD OF TRUSTEES W. F. Baxter C. W. Black Dr. W. F. Callfas M. B. Copeland J. E. Davidson N. P. Dodge A. A. Lamoreaux Arthur Palmer Dr. H. M. McClanahan Dr. J. P. Lord R. A. McEachron D. W. Merrow A. N. Eaton Dr. Palmer Findley Judge Howard Kennedy W. T. Graham Hugh Myers C. Louis Meyer Dr. W. L. Shearer A. C. Thomsen Dr. A. F. Jonas Mrs. A. F. Jonas Mrs. Sarah Joslyn Henry Kieser Dr. J. H. Vance C. Vincent Mrs. C. Vincent Alice R. Ware 11 A FEW WORDS ON A PASSING YEAR THE year 1926-1927 has been an unusual year in the history o£ the University of Omaha. The School opened in September in a most auspicious manner. Only a few days had passed when it became ap- parent that the largest student body in the history of the institution had enrolled for the year ' s work. This was due not only to the large number of Freshmen who entered as regular students, but, also, to the increased number of upper classmen who continued to identify themselves with the life and interests of the institution. Shortly after the opening of the semester an appalling gloom fell upon the year ' s bright prospects. It fell upon students and faculty alike. Our beloved president, Dr. D. E. Jenkins, was stricken in the midst of his labors. Each week, for a time, we anticipated his return to us. But as weeks went by it became evident that a complete rest from responsibility was necessary for his recovery. Much praise must be granted to the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A. in connection with the student life of the institution. These organizations have rendered high service in promoting a moral and a spiritual growth and in sustaining a sense of common interest and co-operation which is so essential to the welfare of the institution. In the sphere of Athletics the University has made a good record. Perhaps, in the field of football we were the least successful. This was accounted for by the amout of new material which was necessary in the absence of old letter men. But withal, the team played the game and in spite of handicaps and losses brought considerable favor to its Alma Mater. Like football, the basketball teams were handicapped by much new ma- terial. But, unlike football, these teams were able by the middle of the season to play a good brand of ball, and finally completed the schedule having won a majority of the games. Debate and Oratory have been equally successful during the past year. It is noteworthy that the University for the first time in its history com- peted with such schools as Northwestern University and the University of Wyoming. In concluding the retrospect of the year, it is fitting and just to com- mend the students for their loyalty and co-operation and to congratulate the athletic and debating teams for their successes, and, at the same time praise them for their wonderful spirit exemplified at times in defeat. Like- wise, unstinted commendation must be given to the coaches for their untir- ing service in each line of endeavor. W. GILBERT JAMES, Dean. ' i iyiliS IMIMIMlMIMIMI i l liL!jl!!S liL!jliL IM 13 ptil ' l iii l MIM I iyj l i2jlM I MIiU IMIMIMIMIiy!l ' i 14 ? 1 □ B| □[ ? ■— 1 ==F NELL WARD Chemistry T. EARL SULLENGER Social Science PEARL L. WEBER Psychology, Philosophy F. K. GUILFOIL Journalism, Rhetoric, Debate GRACE WINTERS Biology, Botany 15 !CTIMI ' i lMIMIMIMIMIMIMIiyjlU liyjlMIMIMIMIMIMIMIMI 16 17 yi|tLglMI}yj[iy{IMIMlMIMIMIMIMIMIi! li lMliL IMlM 18 COLLEGES of LAW and COMMERCE 19 SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY DANIEL E. JENKINS, M. A., Ph., D. D. President of University of Omaha 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 WILLARD SLABAUGH Hiram College, Ohio WILLIAM M. BURTON Georgetown University THOMAS B. DYSART Michigan University CHARLES E. FOSTER University of Nebraska CHARLES W. HALLER University of Iowa LEONARD A. HAMMES University of Chicago W. G. HASTINGS Former Dean Nebraska University Law School Judge District Court, Fourth District FRED N. HELLNER Columbia University HARLAND L. MOSSMAN Morningside College ROBERT D. NEELY Northwestern University GEORGE PRATT Northwestern University GEORGE ROGERS University of Nebraska HOWARD SAXTON George Washington University HARRY SHACKLEFORD Creighton University LESTER SLONECKER University of Nebraska HORACE S. STANDEVEN University of Omaha JUDGE CARROLL O. STAUFFER University of Nebraska JAMES M. STURDEVANT University of Omaha JUDGE ABRAHAM L. SUTTON University of Omaha DAVID SWARR University of Nebraska AMOS THOMAS University of Nebraska ARTHUR C. THOMSEN University of Omaha RALPH A. VAN ORSDEL University of Nebraska JOHN W. YEAGER Kent College of Law SPECIAL LECTURERS MR. ARTHUR H. STURGES, Patent Law CAPTAIN BURRITT H. HINMAN, Assistant Judge Advocate, Seventh Corps Area, Courts Martial DR. HARRISON WIGTON, Psychiatrist, Medical Jurisprdudence Deceased 20 THE NIGHT LAW SCHOOL GENERAL STATEMENT THE Law Department of the University of Omaha has been in exist- ence as such twelve years. It was formerly the Omaha School of Law, a night school, which had been in successful operation for more than thirty years. Many prominent Omaha and Nebraska attorneys, and at least one District Judge, were graduated from this school. The Law Departm ent is a night school. It presents an opportunity to those men who cannot afford to attend day classes to obtain a practical and thorough law education. The instructors are capable, practicing lawyers or judges at the Omaha bar, and mostly specialize in the subjects which they teach. These active practitioners impart a practical understanding of the studies through their own experience, and in a very special way add interest to the work. Every effort has been made to so thoroughly train the student that from the beginning of his practice as a lawyer he shall command the respect of his associates; and to this end the student is required as part of the law course, to take two years of argumentation and public speaking, one year of logic and three years of briefing and brief making. Though the school- year ends for regular work about June 15th, the school is open throughout the summer, and during that time evening elective courses in the use of law books and brief writing are conducted. The Moot Court, conducted on Saturday nights at the University Ad- ministration building. Twenty-fourth and Pratt streets, is novel but char- acteristically practical. Postal notices sent at frequent intervals to families living in that vicinity bring an interested audience of from fifty to one hundred persons, from which a jury of twelve is selected. One of the judges of our District Court presides. The astonishingly serious endeavors of the trial student-lawyer demonstrates the practical worth of an actual jury and genuine court in these Moot cases — and furnishes a cheering omen for the return of the old-time, highly-esteemed and respected advocate. The design of the School is to prepare students for the practice of law in any court of the States of the Union, particular attention being given to the practice of the courts of Nebraska. The School issues a legal bulletin biennially, which is sent free of charge to all universities and all Nebraska lawyers, and those in southern South Dakota, western Iowa and northern Kansas. We have a library of 3,000 law books, and the Bulletin is favorably com- mented on by such schools as Harvard and Cornell. 21 COLLEGE OF COMMERCE 1307 Farnam Street SINCE its organization, the University has steadily, year by year, ex- tended the range of its educational activities until now it includes a College of Commerce. It is only recently that standard universities have felt the necessity of providing this branch of educational training. The College of Commerce of the University of Omaha was organized to give educational service to those who seek either a short business course or a degree in Commercial Science. The subjects offered cover the field of commerce and are given in a thorough, practical way, under University regulations, with University credit for properly matriculated students. To properly function as a technical, educational institution, two ob- jectives must be kept in mind: First, to supply the necessary technical training and practice for a successful life of service in the commercial world; and, second, to assist the students in securing employment. The College of Commerce courses include specialized training for stenograph- ers, secretaries, bookkeepers, accountants, auditors, business executives, and all kinds of other office help which are required to carry on the com- plex commercial activities of the world. l iMityjiMiMi}s iMiiy!i yiiiLgiiy{iiLHi}yjiMiiy- ' i 22 THE CLASS OF 1927 OUR ship has at last come into port, and we are about to take the step which will put us on life ' s rocky road. The voyage has been one replete with pleasure, and one which will always furnish only the happiest and most treasured memories. We have stayed together for four long years, and we have seen some of our number drop out from year to year, but the spirit which fired us as Freshmen has not lessened, nor shall it lessen as years come and go. Others may have gone to larger schools, and have been in larger classes, but what does that matter to us? Here in our Alma Mater we have learned, toiled, and played, each in turn, and we are proud of our school, proud of our class, and proud of the achievements which are ours. Now we have come to the parting of the ways. Some will go here, others yonder, so as we work in our chosen fields, let us pause from time to time and give thought to the days that were, and to our University. 24 HELEN HOOVER, B. A. Kappa Psi Delta, President, 4; Alpha Kappa Delta, 4; Treasurer, 4; Tennis Championship, !, 2, 3; Mixed Doubles Championship, 1, 2; Junior Class, Vice-President, 3; French club, 4. CARL O. W. STROMBERG, B. A. Mystic Thirteen, 1, 2, 3; Cheer Leader, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Sergeant-at-Arms, 1, 2, 3; Y. M. C. A., Cabinet, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Librar- ian, 2, Vice-President, 3; Weekly Gateway Staff, 1, 2, Circulation Manager, 1, Business Manager, 2; Charter Member, Unoma Debating society, 1; Basket Ball Squad, 2; Pan-Hellenic Council, 2; Spanish club, 3, 4; Student Assembly Committee, 2. 3, 4, Chairman, 4; Football Squad, 4; Reli- gious Education Assistant. 4; Board of Control, 4, Chairman, 4; Studnt Council, 4, President, 4; " O " club, 4; Alpha Sigma Lambda. MILDRED E. ANDREWS, B. A. Alpha Kappa Delta; Secretary, 4; Y. W. C. A., 2, 3, 4; Cabinet, 4; Student Council, 3; Los Sa- bios, 2, 3; Chapel Representative, 2. 3; Campus League of Women Voters. President. 4; Secre- tary. Senior Class; Baccalaureate Committee, 4; Sociology Assistant, 3, 4. F. KENNETH GATES, B. A. Theta Phi Delta, Secretary. 2. Vice-President. 3; Phi Chi; Student Council. President. 3. President, 2; Pan Hellenic Council, President, 3; Thirteen, 1, 2, 3; Los Sabios, 1, 2, 3; Biology Club, 1, 2; German Club, 3; Chairman, Sneak Day, 2; Y. M. C. A., 1, 2, 3, Secretary, Treasurer, 2; Chairman Student Chapel Committee. 2. HERMA ZENTMYER, B. A. 25 GERTRUDE M. JONES, B. A. Kappa Psi Delta, President, 3; Alpha Kappa Delta, 4; Freshman Maid; Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 4; Cabinet, 4; Gala Day Committee, 2; Spanish club, 2, 3; Associate Editor of Annual, 3; Paint Pot club, 4; Thirteen, 3; May Queen, 4. CLEO BESS THORNTON, B. A. Gateway Staff, 2, 3: Alpha Kappa Delta, 4; Pi Omega Pi, President, 3; Biology club, 2. HELEN KREYMBORG, B. A. Kappa Psi Delta, Secretary, 3, Vice-President, 4; Alpha Kappa Delta; French club, 4; Spanish club, 4; Gala Day, 3, 4; Pan-Hellenic Council, 3; Y. W. C. A., 1. THELMA MARKS, B. A. Sigma Chi Omicron, Vice-President, 4, Secre- tary, 3, Treasurer, 2; Alpha Kappa Delta; Span- ish club, 3; Y. W. C. A., 1. 4; Central Gala Day Committee, Freshman Representative; Pan- Hellenic Representative; Announcement Commit- tee; Gala Day, 1, 3; Annual Staff, 3. MRS. IRENE BOSHLER YOUNG, B. A. MARY E. BOYLAND, B. A. W. A. Executive Board, 3 ; Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3: Girls ' Basket Ball, 2, 3; Biology club, 1, 2: French club, 1, 2, 3. THEODORE DRDLA, B. S. Basketball, 1, 2; Football, 2; Staff Weekly, 1, 2; Annual Staff, 2; Biology club, 1, 2; Spanish club, 1, 2; Glee club, 1, 2; Y. M. C. A., 1, 2; Alpha Sigma Lambda. JUANITA PETERSON, B. A. Spanish club, 3, 4; Glee club, 3, 4; Honor Roll Scholarship, 4. RUTH C. BETTS, B. A. Kappa Psi Delta; Alpha Kappa Delta; Dramatic club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council. 4; Gala Day, 1. 2, 3, 4; Varsity Varieties, 3, 4; " Rival Ghost, " 4; " Sawdust Queen. " 3; " Wedding Bells, " 1; Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary, 3; Gala Day Committee, 4. HOMER W. SHLEH, B. A. Theta Phi Delta, President, 4; Annual Staff, 1, 2, 3, 4, Editor, 2, 4; Weekly Gateway, 1, 2, 3, 4; Pan-Hellenic Council, President. 4; Thirteen. 2, 3; Glee club, 2, 3, 4; Librarian, 4; Treasurer, Freshman Class; Treasurer. Junior Class; Treas- urer, Senior Class; Gala Day, 1, 3, 4; Varsity Varieties, 3, 4, Manager, 4; Tennis, 2. 3, 4; Runner-up Men ' s Doubles, 3; Runner-up Men ' s Singles, 4; Football. 4; " O " club, 4; Spanish club, 2. 3; Vice-President, Galley Slaves, 4; Cheer Leader, 1, 2; Junior Prom Committee, 3. 27 MAXINE RENEE FOSHIER, B. A. Kappa Psi Delta; Vice-President. Freshman Class; French club, 3, 4, President,. 4 ; Gala Day Committee, 3; Vice-President, Junior Class; Pan- Hellenic Council, Vice-President, 4; Players club, 4; Annual Staff, 3, 4; Gateway, 1, 2. HARVEY TOFT, B. A. THYRA ANDERSON, B. A. Y. W. C. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Vice-President, 4; French club, 1, 2, 3, 4; President, 3; Pan-Hellenic Coun- cil, 3, 4; Junior Class Vice-President; Gala Day Attendant, 3. 4; Gala Day Program, 3. 4; Phi Delta Psi, President, 3, 4. JOHN L. RASP, B. A. Championship Relay Team, Hastings; Football, 4; " O " club, 4; Track, 4. RUTH ERASER, B. A. Los Sabios, matic club; President, 3, 4; French club; Dra- President, Senior Class. 28 GATEW y ANNUAL HAROLD C. ALBERTI, LL. B. Lambda Phi. J. MARIE McDE VITT, LL. B. NORMAN P. ZIEMANN, LL. B. Tau Delta Epsilon. RALPH E. WALTON, LL. B. DAVID J. CHESNEAU, A. B. Sergeant-at-Arms, Senior Class; Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 1, 2, 3; Track, 1, 2; Tennis, 4. 29 ALICE ROUSE Music Graduate. Kappa Psi Delta. Y. W. C. A. Glee club. JUNE GILBERT Music Graduate: Sophomore Class. Treasurer: Pan Hellenic Council, 3. Secretary. 3: Sigma Chi Omicron. Treasurer. 3. Secretary. 3 : Gala Day Committee. 3: Glee club. Y. W. C. A. RUTH GUTTING Music Graduate. Glee club. WINONA STUBBS Music Graduate. Glee club. I MILDRED BOBBITT Music Graduate; W. A. A., 2. 3; Glee club; j Accompanist. Men ' s Glee club; Basketball, 1. 2; Tennis. 1 ; Varsity Varieties, 2. I JUNIORS JUNIOR CLASS THOUGH somewhat delayed in getting started in the fall, the Junior class has made up for it in pep and excitement. If you have any doubts about it, just come to a Junior class meeting. When it comes to class elections, " ties " for office are the order of the day. While our membership has decreased greatly from our Sophomore year, our participation in University activities has made up for our lack of numbers. We claim the presidents of the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A., some of the best athletes, and the business manager of the Gateway Annual, to say nothing of us as " shining lights " during our Freshman and Sopho- more years. The crowning triumph of our Junior year was the Junior Prom. Con- trary to general custom, it was held off the campus this year. On April 8th, at the Mary Cooper studio, about three hundred university people danced to the Harmo Jazz orchestra. Altogether, our Junior class has been very successful during the past year. Here ' s to the class of ' 28. 33 34 1 36 ELLIS LATHROP KATHLEEN PRATHER WALTER WOERNER INA WETTON GOLDIE MITCHELL 37 CLASS OF 1929 THE Sophomore class, the class of 1929, has done its part in making the University o£ Omaha a bigger and better university. They have proved themselves to be a class full of pep, natural ability, and brains, three of the prerequisites for school leadership. Sophomore representatives have done their share in attempting to bring glory and fame to the Cardinal institution. In athletic combat, in dramatic work, and in the various school activities many Sophomores have achieved outstanding record. This class, as is the tradition, sponsored the annual Sneak Day held this year at the Nebraska School for the Deaf and made it a day long to be remembered by all who braved the somewhat chilly atmosphere. They also entertained the school at the Sophomore Spree last fall and it is to be remembered as being one of the best school parties of the year. 41 FRESHMEN Two hundred and two individuals straggling obediently over to lecture each Thursday of the year, and the same two hundred and two in- dividuals half-heartedly grumbling about those same lectures — that was the Freshman class of 1926. Mere Freshman lectures, however, did no dampen their school spirit and pep the slightest degree, for their backing of all school activities and functions proved to be unusual. Upholding the precedent set by the Class of ' 25, their first official act was to supply twelve baskets of foodstuffs for distribution to the poor on Thanksgiving. Represented in practically every organization in the school they lent their fullest suppora to all activities. Freshmen were prominent in both boys ' and girls ' athletics, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. work, dramatic production, glee clubs, and what have you, and their all-school party given February 8 was a howling success, to say the least. Freshman Day, May 18, added to the moral glory of the Frosh. Their green flag flying from the top of a well greased pole caused the upper class- men to call the fire department to their assistance. Aspiring and perspir- ing pugilists mixed in the ring at the gym, dancing foll owed the boxing matches, and then came the food. And such food! That ' s all past history now, and the Frosh have successfully served their apprenticeship as mem- bers of the University, so from now on — dignified Sophs for a year. 43 44 ? □ □ « ? 4 PUBLICATIONS 45 THE 1927 GATEWAY ANNUAL STAFF H. W. SCHLEH, Editor-in-Chief F. A. NELSON, Business Manager LORRAINE McILVAINE, Associate Editor BEN PRATHER, Sports Editor Humor — LOLLIE JENSEN TWYLA HOLMES Snapshots — DOROTHY PEIRCE ELLEN ANN SLADER Feature Department — HELEN OSTERHOLM ELTOM COMBS ARTHUR FUNK Greek Guide — MAXINE FOSHIER GERTRUDE JONES Photography — WALTER WOERNER 48 THE WEEKLY GATEWAY THE Weekly Gateway celebrated its fifth anniversary this year by becoming entered in the post office, and by enlarging popular de- partments. More issues of the Gateway were published than ever before and money was refunded the subscribers. In spite of quantity in- crease, quality was not lost. Regular features of the Gateway were " Rusty Hinges, " " Greeks, " " Assembly Notes, " " College of Commerce, " and " Legal Tender. " WEEKLY GATEWAY STAFF EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief, Helen M. Osterholm City Editor, Olga Plouzek Editorial Writer, Fred Schneider Society, Edith Diemer and Helen Marks Music, Harold K. Peercy Sport, Blue Steele Feature, Twyla Holmes Cartoonist, Homer Schleh College of Commerce Correspondent, Helen Bloss REPORTORIAL STAFF Leola Jensen, Helen Stidham, Marian Frieden, Arthur Funk Assisted by Journalism Classes BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager, Luther Moore Assistant Business Manager, Norene Frankeberger Circulation Manager, Irene Peters Advertising Manager, Gerald Buchanan Faculty Advisor, F. K. Guilfoil 49 ATHLETICS OUR athletics this year have been under the supervision of L. M. Bradfield, commonly referred to as " Brad, " and we certainly know that a better man or a more willing worker could scarcely have been found in these United States. He has worked willingly and unceasingly for the raising of athletic standards and school spirit. He has done every- thing in his power to make our teams winning teams, and we must give him credit for his work. It is gratifying to the admirers of University of Omaha sports to note the rapid growth and the increased interest in athletics during the past year. This interest is not confined to any one branch, but has widened to include every branch of college sports, football, basketball, tennis, and track. Never have the schedules been better and never have the teams worked harder to uphold what is fast growing to be a school tradition, " The Cardinals Fight. " For all this we have only to thank our coach, who is a firm believer in the value of school spirit. The position of athletic manager was handled in a most efficient and capable manner by Fritz Nelson. Fritz worked in complete harmony with Coach Bradfield and was always doing everything in his power to make things more pleasant for the teams. 52 Top Row: A. Smith, Coach Bradfield, Temple, Prather, Mallinson, Hansen, Timmons, Nelson, Wright, Miller, R. Smith. Front Row: Schneider, Schafer, Hutchinson, Steele, Schleh, Rasp, Carroll. THE " O " CLUB EVER since the school has awarded letters to her athletes, there has been a need for a letter organization. The dreams of this type of club were realized during the past year, and now we have the " O " Club on the campus. Its chief aims are, co-operation among our athletes, an organization of the letter men, and a better school. It is planned to have the members, wearing their letter sweaters, act as ushers for various school functions, thus helping to promote school spirit among the student body. Any man who has won his letter at Omaha is a member of the " O " Club. 53 FOOTBALL SOON after the opening of school, Coach Bradfield issued the initial call for grid candidates, as the first game was not far off. We do not wish to offer alibis for the seeming failure of the football, but at the same time it is only fair to ourselves to tell the truth in regard to the handi- caps which confronted the new coach. As usual, there were only a few letter men left in school and the ma- terial that turned out for the grid sport as a whole would be considered totally green. Coach Bradfiield immediately set about the task of de- veloping them into a presentable squad. Although the team lost most of their games, they improved noticeably as the season wore along. School spirit dwindled, and toward the middle of the season " Brad " had barely eleven men to work with. A mammoth pep meeting that will never be for- gotten yielded great results, and there was plenty of material to work with from that tim forward. THE SEASON ' S RECORD Doane - - - 73 Grand Island 21 Central - 49 Omaha - 0 Omaha - - 0 Omaha - 0 Dana - - - 0 Wayne - - 21 Alumnae - - 0 Omaha - 25 Omaha - - 6 Omaha - 12 York - - - 12 Omaha - - 0 The scores above tell part of the season ' s story, but not all. They do not show, except in the dwindling scores of our opponents, how our boys kept a stiff upper lip, kept at the task before them, and worked as best they could. After all, is it not the determination to fight to the end that athletics seek to accomplish? This being true, our season has not been a failure. Much to the contrary, it has been a distinct success, for our boys certainly did not give up. But through that intangible thing called school spirit, prevalent among University of Omaha athletes (at least), a more experi- enced lot of players have been gained, and with more of the same kind of coaching, not a few victories should be recorded next year. So, here ' s to next year, and may we be able to cheer for a team that wins. 54 55 FOOTBALL " O " MEN CAPTAIN CLIFF HANSEN was the power of the Cardinal team. The big Dane played either in the line or a back-field position, and could always be found in the thick of the fight. RUSSELL MATTSON, Center Mattson thought that a " social butterfly " should not attempt to dabble in athletics, but he found himself to be a real star when he could get the right inspiration from the grandstand. HOMER SCHLEH, Guard Schleh discovered that 200 pounds were not given any man merely for beautifying purposes, and he became one of the hardest hitting linesmen on the team. Schleh is a Senior and should have been informed of his ability sooner. JOHN RASP, Guard Johnny was one of the hardest workers and most faithful men on the squad. Although he is a Senior, this is his first year in football. FRED MILLER, Tackle Here ' s another man who made up for his lack of weight with a surplus of fight and nerve. He should make an even better man next year, HUGO CARROLL, Tackle Carroll came out for football last fall a raw, inexperienced recruit but before the season was over he was playing with the best of them. DUANE HUTCHINSON, End Light, but fast and aggressive. " Hutch " made his presence count for something in every game he played. ED. SCHAFER, Half Omaha gained a valuable man when Ed forsook Washington U. and decided to come here to school. His forward passing, shifty open field running and hard tackling made him a man hard to beat. BLUE STEELE, Quarter " Blue " is another proof that one doesn ' t have to be big in order to be a good football player. Here is a man who is improving his game every year. 56 FOOTBALL " O " MEN DAVE CHESNAU, Tackle Dave leaves a gap in the forward wall next year which will be hard to fill. For four years, his sterling play in the face of victory or defeat, has been one of the features of the Cardinal attack. MERLE TEMPLE, Fullback When Temple hit the line, something had to give way, and it usually was the opponents ' lineman. He was also a good defensive man. HENRY MOELLER, Half Probably the smallest man to make a college letter in football in Ne- braska, but ask York or Wayne if he is an easy man to stop. His big weak- ness is his lack of weight. BOB SMITH, Half Bob ' s game in football is characteristic of whatever he undertakes. He gives all he has, and fights hard every minute. GLENN TIMMONS, Tackle Big, fast, and powerful, Timmons had nearly every requisite which goes toward making a good tackle. Another comer for next year ' s team. EMMETT SPRAKTES, Tackle Emmett was Brad ' s official linesman through the whole season. He made all the trips with the team, and should have had a berth in the line. He was consistent in practice, and his hard hitting in the Alumni game was a real help. BEN PRATHER, End Although Prather did not have a berth on the squad, he turned out through the whole season. Illness last year caused him to be ineligible for play, but he will be back next season, and will fill the captain ' s shoes credit- ably. CARROLL WHITEHOUSE, Center " The Killer. " Brad ' s original terror. He played at center, and gave all he had to tear through the enemy ' s line. Whitehouse was Mattson ' s understudy on the line, and when he wasn ' t after Russ ' blood, he played good ball. CARL STROMBERG, Guard Oscar didn ' t get into game, but he came out regularly, and gave the Varsity plenty of opposition. You can ' t mix love and football. 57 P « ■1 ? J □ □JL BASKETBALL THE outlook for another winning basketball team this year looked ex- ceedingly bright, for when Coach Bradfield began looking over his candidates he found that he had six letter men from last year, be- sides the usual abundance of new material. The Card mentor then ar- ranged a heavy sixteen-game schedule, including some of the strongest teams in Iowa and Nebraska. Bradfield worked his men hard every day and the most aggressive team in the history of the school was almost cer- tain. Excellent defense material was plentiful. Cliff Hansen, Dave Ches- neau and Bob Smith were all veteran guards. With this trio of defensive stars the opponent ' s score column was not likely to run very high. Glenn Timmons and Merle Temple were the only Freshmen showing ability enough to press the above mentioned for their positions. The point-getting burden of the team again seemed destined to rest on the shoulders of Captain Fred Schneider and Ben Prather, both from Council Bluffs. Blue Steel and Art Smith also showed class in the early season workouts. Then began the proverbial hard luck blows which never seem to over- look our teams. Hansen and Smith were lost to the team when they irritat- ed old football injuries and were forced to drop out entirely. Glenn Tim- mons, who is working his way through school, obtained a job that forced him to drop the cage sport. Dave Chesneau was hurt severely in the Mid- land game and he, too, was out for the remainder of the season. And due to a misunderstanding with the state association, Ben Prather was declared ineligible for three conference games. The Cardinals played the hardest and the largest schedule in the his- tory of the school. They won only six out of the sixteen games, but nearly every defeat was by just a small margin, and at no time was the team dis- tinctly outclassed. 58 59 BASKETBALL " O " MEN FRED SCHNEIDER, Center and Guard Captain Freddy Schneider, captain of the team for two years, has made cage history at the University of Omaha. For two years he was given All Conference rating. A born basketball player if there ever was one. BLUE STEELE, Forward Blue ' s consistent, hard play won him the captaincy of next year ' s team. Under his leadership, and with most of the old letter men returning, pro- spects for next season are bright. BEN PRATHER, Forward and Center Prather is a three year man and this year was selected as a forward on the second All Conference team. His brilliant play stamped him as one of the best forwards that ever wore the Cardinal and B lack. High score man 1926-27. ART SMITH, Forward Art Smith, unheralded and unsung, practiced faithfully all year and before the year was half over he won a regular berth on the team. His ac- curate goal tossing made him a valuable man. MERLE TEMPLE, Guard Temple ' s play at the back guard post improved with every game. Watch his smoke next year ! MAX WRIGHT The Adonis of the squad. A little man, but one of those little men who are better than lots of big ones. He was one of the hardest workers on the squad. CHUCK MALLINSON Some folks are still talking how " Lucky Lindy " slipped in those baskets and won the game against Trinity. Although not a regular, he gave all he had whenever he got to play. 1927 GALA DAY THE University ' s traditional Gala Day was fittingly observed on Friday, May 20th. In the forenoon the inter-class Track Meet took place at the North High track. Ed Schafer, a Sophomore, was high point man of the day, with a total of nineteen and one-half points to his credit. Schafer placed in the following events: First in the 100-yard dash, second in the 220 and 440, second in the javelin throw, and third in the broad jump. In the Tennis Tournament, Miss Helen Hoover, a Senior, took her fourth consecutive title in the women ' s singles, winning from Vivian Krisel, a Freshman. Howard Wolff, last year ' s runner-up, won the men ' s singles from Homer Schleh. Schleh won his way through the quarter- finals and semi-finals and then played Wolff the afternoon of the same day. Arthur Smith took the measure of Blue Steele in the men ' s golf finals, after two strenuous rounds of play. The winners in all these events were presented with silver loving cups. The Coronation Pageant was without a doubt the most brilliant feature of the day. Gay dances and pantomimes preceded the crowning of the beautiful queen. Miss Gertrude Jones. It is estimated that over two thou- sand thrilled spectators witnessed the ceremonies. Again, on the evening of Monday, May 23, the entire pageant was re-enacted, by popular demand. On the evening of the 20th, in Jacobs Hall, a nine-act bill of feature vaudeville was offered to a capacity audience. There were dances, comedy, music, tragedy, and what not, all well blended into a pleasing program. It was largely through the untiring efforts of the Central Committee that Gala Day this year was such a great success. Fred Schneider, as Central Chairman of Gala Day, proved himself to be a good organizer, a man with original ideas, and a competent leader. He chose his staff carefully, assigned them definite duties, and they gave him their co-operation. Under such conditions Gala Day was bound to be a success. The other members of the committee — Ruth Betts, Senior representa- tive, June Gilbert, Junior, Arthur Kastman, Sophomore, and William Mc- Gavern, Freshman, proved themselves to be very capable. 63 ASSEMBLY THE work of the Student Assem- bly during the past year was marked by the steady development of all its valuable contributions to the student life. More than ever it proved to be the place where students could meet in common accord. In its religious atmosphere, which is devoid of secter- ianism, all race and class distinctions were obliterated, thus creating commun- ity spirit and cheerful fellowship. Spe- cial attempt was made to have interest- ing and suitable pro grams and to bring before the student body important men and v omen with a vital and significant message. The success of these pro- grams was shown by the considerable in- crease in attendance. An average of 150 responsive and interested students regu- larly attended these brief and informal meetings. One of the outstanding events was V. H. VARTANIAN the conference held by Dr. Gossard. As a result of the splendid discussions con- ducted by him the students were given a better understanding of great social and moral issues. Great care was exercised in the selection of such men and women who would represent different professions and activities, as indicated by the following partial list: John L. Webster, Prominent Attorney, Omaha, Neb. Dr. Charles Ellwood, Professor of Sociology of University of Missouri. All student assembly, introducing different organizations. Mr. Edward Burke, President of Board of Education. Dr. Calvin Butler, Pastor North Presbyterian Church. Dr. Larimore Denise, President Omaha Theological Seminary. All student pep assembly for games. Dr. C. E. Henry, Lord Lister Hospital. Dr. Clarence Allen, First Methodist Church. Dr. H. M. McClanahan, Prominent Child Specialist. All student pep assembly for debates. Rev. C. E. Raue, Stated Clerk of Omaha Presbytery. Rev. A. B. Vanderlippe, Pastor Presbyterian Church of Florence. Dr. H. C. Gossard, Regional Secretary College Y. M. C. A. Mrs. William Gary Brown, of Chicago, 111., Prominent Lecturer on " Washington, D. C. " 64 ORGANIZATIONS Top Row: Wilmoth, Stidham, Wolff, Hawkins, Chaloud. Front Row: Stromberg, Betts, Guilfoil, Fouts. STUDENT COUNCIL DUE to the fact that the various class representatives were not chosen earlier in the semester, the Student Council was not organized until January, when Carl Stromberg was elected president, and Zenia Fouts secretary-treasurer. In spite of their late start, the Student Council, when faced with a crisis, was ready and settled the matter to the satisfaction of all concerned. It must be said that of all organizations at the University of Omaha, the Council received more publicity than any of them this last year. It is a very well known organization on the campus and serves as a unifying factor between students and faculty. The representatives, two from each class, one elected by the class and the other appointed by the faculty, are: Seniors, Carl Stromberg and Ruth Betts. Juniorfs, Howard Wolff and Zenia Fouts. Sophomores, Helen Haw- kins and Elwood Wilmoth. Freshmen, Delmar Chaloud and Helen Stidham. 66 Top Row: Dunham, Huber, Butler, Bonham. Botom Row: Denton, Coach Guilfoil , Hogle. DEBATE NEVER before, in the history of the University of Omaha, did the debating team branch out and meet so many of the best college teams as they did this year. Teams from four states were met, and the kind of competition afforded all of them reflects great praise upon the school and Mr. Guilfoil ' s desire to place debating upon a higher plane. Besides taking part in the State Conference debates Omaha University won the championship of the newly-formed Nebraska-Missouri league, de- feating its competitors, Peru, Tarkio and Marysville each by a unanimous vote. The high spots of the season were the two debates on prohibition. On March 25, the Northwestern affirmative met the University of Omaha nega- tive on the question, " Resolved, that the eighteenth amendment should be abandoned. " On March 30 the Wyoming affirmative met the Omaha negative on the question, " Resolved, that the Volstead act be modified to permit the sale of light wines and beer. " Although no official decision was rendered in either debate, Omaha claims a technical victory in each, by means of the vote of the audience. 67 THE UNIVERSITY Y. M. C. A DURING this past year the " Y " on our campus has had a signally successful program. Under the efficient leadership of the president, Ben Prather, the meetings were of a decided benefit to all who were wise enough to attend, and the fellows were, from week to week, favored with speakers of local and national repute. There has been really note- worthy co-operation both among the men and the officers. We were repre- sented at the several state meets by men delegated by the cabinet, and these men brought back many helpful reports to us. One of the outstanding accomplishments which the " Y " may well be proud of its its annual road show, " ' Varsity Varieties. " This year it was under the management of Homer Schleh, and was easily one of the best shows ever offered to the students. An eight-act bill of high class vaude- ville was presented, and besides being a social success it also netted a nice little sum to be left for next year ' s activities. BSMli li lMIMIfc!jiiyiliyilMIMIiy;iMIM I MIMIiyjlM 68 THE Y. W. C. A TRADITION calls for a " Y " mixer at the beginning o£ every school year, and this year ' s was a big and successful one. The purpose was to get everyone acquainted with everyone else, right at the opening of school, feed them well and play with them. Good programs were held every Tuesday and interest in the " Y " in- creased rather than decreased as the year ran on. The outstanding event of the social year was the St. Patrick ' s Day party in the gym. It was a stag — or should we say doe? — party, and nearly every girl in school at- tended. 69 WOMEN ' S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION THE Women ' s Athletic Association this year received its national charter and proceeded to hold tournaments and award letters accord- ing to national rules. The Association was composed of a few upper classmen and those Freshmen who won letters in basketball. A track meet and tennis tourna- ment were held at the close of school, and letters were awarded at the annual banquet. Under the capable heading of Gwen Irwin, president, the Association more than doubled its activities and membership this year. The girls ' basketball, under supervision of the W. A. A., turned out to be the finest girls ' court machine in the state, and they have the record of never losing a game during the entire season. 70 GIRLS ' BASKETBALL TEAM UNDER the supervision o£ the W. A. A., the girls organized a court machine that was second to none in the state. There was plenty of material, and the team was fortunate to have the services of Coach " Min " Peterson, herself a letter woman from the teams of the past four years. The girls played a brand of ball that all but shut our their op- ponents. Leah Daubenheyer was the high-point " man " of the squad, and she was responsible for much of the success the team enjoyed. Noteworthy, too, were Gwen Irwin, Lu Fugate, Sally Slader, and, for that matter, the whole squad deserved all the credit it received. A complete list of the scores was not available for publication, but let it suffice to say that the team piled up a mammoth score compared to that of its opponents. 71 Top Row: Knollenberg, Bowers, Betts, Sinclair, Fuller, Morgan. Middle Row: Kreymborg, Parmalee, Thorsen, Osterholm, Weymuller, Woods. Front Row: Larson, B. Peirce, G. P. Borglum, Foshier, Giangrosso, Smith. LES PARISIS LES PARISIS, the French Club, with an active membership of twenty- five, was organized in December. Maxine Foshier was chosen presi- dent, and Betty Peirce secretary-treasurer. Three meetings were held during the year. Plays and stories were read in French, and the programs included French games and conversa- tion. Refreshments, usually typically French, were served. The name Parisis is historical. In the Seine river there is an island called Parisis, near Paris. The inhabitants were originally known as " les Parisis, " and it is for this island and its inhabitants that the club is named. Professor George Paul Borglum was sponsor. Back Row: Rullman, Linaberry, Jones, Bradway, Frahm, Reader, Foltz, Toft, Minard. Middle Row: Corbaley, Peercy, Sacquety, Reynolds, Savidge, Fugate, Adams, Pierce, Alexander, Harger. Front Row: L. Combs, D. Pierce; Mennie, Sergeant-at-Arms ; Jetter, Vice President; Miss Augusta Knight, Sponsor; Mcllvaine, President; E. Combs, Secre- tary-Treasurer; Larson, Reporter; E. Pierce, Jones. HE " Paint Pot " began this year ' s activities with a party for new mem- bers at the home of Miss Knight. Other meetings for the year were: An excursion to Dr. Gilder ' s studio, a Pot Luck dinner at the home of the Laverty twins, a talk by Miss McCabe at Technical high school, a weiner roast at Elton Combs ' cottage " Mo-z-in " at Lakewood Club, a visit to Mr. Mark Leving ' s studio where he demonstrated the process of etching, and a moonlight hike to Bellevue. The outstanding event of the year was the Studio Tea, given February 11th in the Art rooms. Students ' work, consisting of drawings, paintings, and leather and metal work, and several of Miss Knight ' s paintings, were exhibited. Tea was served throughout the afternoon. The " Paint Pot " is one of the most active organizations and was suc- cessful in all its programs. Its membership is made up of present students of art and several past students. — E. T. C. PAINT POT " 73 Top Row: Betts, Thornton. Middle Row: T. Marks, Andrews, White, Jones, Grain, Starke. Front Row: Mattson, Kreymborg, T. E. Sullenger, Hoover. ALPHA KAPPA DELTA HAVING scholarship for its challenging aim, the national honorary socioligical fraternity. Alpha Kappa Delta, has been steadily grow- ing, until now there are sixteen universities with chapters. Uni- versity of Omaha is proud to have the first chapter in Nebraska. The or- ganization of the Alpha Chapter took place in November, 1926. The society is non-secret and aims to encourage scholarships among sociology students. Elections to membership in a chapter are practically on the same basis as elections to Phi Beta Kappa, but, of course, limited to students of sociology. Emphasis is placed on social research. T. Earl Sullenger is our national representative; C. Russell Mattson, president; Mildred E. Andrews, secretary; Thelma A. Marks, treasurer; Gertrude Jones, Helen Hoover, Helen Kreymborg, Cleo Bess Thornton, Mrs. F. H. Cole, James A. Crain, C. Evans White, Ruth E. Betts and Anne M. Starke. L!jlMliL!il L IMItyilMliyjliL IMIMlMIMIMIMIMIMBg;ii 74 DRAMATICS HE Dramatic Department of the University has enjoyed an unusually active and successful year. With the addition of the new class in dramatic production, under the direction of Mrs. S. A. Harrington, and the opening of dramatic tryouts to the whole student body, the depart- ment has grown in influence on the campus, and has gained distinction outside. " At the Gate Beautiful, " a religious play given by the members of the class in dramatic production, was repeated by request before fourteen church and social audiences. During National Drama Week, the University of Omaha players were the first to have the honor of completing, acting, and staging a play which was broadcast from the new Crystal Studio at W. O. W. " Rival Ghosts, " a three-act comedy, and a recital by the organization, closed the season successfully. With the progress of this year behind us, and with new plans laid for the coming dramatic season, we look forward to even better things, and ultimately to the possibility of obtaining one ' s major in Dramatics. — Plouzek, ' 30 75 Top Row: Strawn, Myers, Chalupsky. Middle Row: Chaloud, D. Peirce, Johnson, E. Peirce, Leon, Dunn. Front Row: Enright, Marshall, Miss Ward, Fischer. GAMMA PI SIGMA HORORARY CHEMICAL SOCIETY HE Gamma Pi Sigma society was formed at the beginning of the second semester of this year by Miss Ward, the head of the Chemistry department. There were thirteen charter members. The purpose of the society is to promote scholarship and general interest in the Chemistry department. Members are selected by the head of the Chmistry depart- ment from a limited percentage of the higher ranking students in the chemistry classes. There are two officers in the society. Charles Wood is the first presi- dent, and Walter Marshall secretary. The society is trying to interest neighboring schools in forming similar chemistry societies, and a chapter is now instituted at Creighton. 76 CHEMISTRY CLUB THE Chemistry Club is one o£ the newest organizations at the Univer- sity of Omaha. It was organized in February, 1927. The need of an organization among the students interested in chemistry had been felt for some time, and it culminated in the formation of both the Chemistry Club and the Honorary Fraternity. Its purpose is broad; it is to further the interest and knowledge of chemistry, which has been done this year by having speakers every two weeks and by sponsoring trips through labora- tories and industrial plants. Its membership is open to those students who are taking a minor or major in chemistry, and its active membership to those having completed a year ' s work in chemistry. However, its lecture meet- ings and trips are open to any students interested. The increase in mem- bership has been rapid considering the short time the Club has been in ex- istence, since it has grown from the original twenty members to twenty- eight, at the time of writing, and applications are still being received. THE GIRLS ' GLEE CLUB ALTHOUGH circumstances prevented the Girls ' Glee Club from ac- complishing all that Mrs. Nell Gillard, director, set out to do, the Glee Club did promote good feelings among the girls. Composed largely of the public school music girls, the Glee Club did not restrict its membership to music students, but drew from every class and department. A big party at the end of the year, with stunts, games, eats and danc- ing, brought the season to a favorable climax. 78 i !■ ■1 « ? jo 1 79 THE PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL THE activities of the Council for the past year have been of a very helpful nature, and difficulties, which might have been serious, were taken care of in such a manner as to prove the real value of the Coun- cil in the Greek life of the campus. Questions of rusring, pledging, and the like, were referred to this body, and marked harmony prevailed where before there was open ill-feeling. From a social standpoint, it may be said that the Pan-Hellenic Council did itself proud, for the Pan-Hellenic dance was one of the best hops of the year. It is to be hoped that the newly- elected Council will have as profitable and peaceful a regime as did the retiring group. y;!MiM i Mi L ' i iyj i iLa i Mi yjiM i M i ' ii- ' i tiJiM iiyjia 80 Top Row: Thomas, Rhodes, Reimers, Carson, Kilbourne. Middle Row: Humphreys, Clow, Reiff, Reeves, Belding, Kohansky, Combs. Front Row: Isham, Holmes, Themanson, Anderson, Mcllvaine, Nelson, Kelly. PHI DELTA PSI Founded January, 1923 1927 Thyra Anderson 1928 Lorraine Mcllvaine 1929 Luella Belding Twyla Holmes Luree Combs Merla Themanson 1930 Catherine Clow Dorothy Kohansky Marie Humphreys Phyllis Reiff Delpha Isham Vivian Rhodes Lucille Kilburne Lorraine Thomas 81 Top Row: Musselman, Parmalee, Rouse, M. Jetter, Linnaberry, Smith. Middle Row: Jensen, Betts, Larsen, Hoover, Kreymborg, Clary, Ayer, E. Jetter. Front Row: Jones, Foshier, Baker, Adwers, Pardun, Helmer. KAPPA PSI DELTA 1927 Ruth Betts Gertrude Jones Maxine Foshier Helen Hoover Helen Kreymborg 1928 Eloise Musselman 1929 Alice Ayer Agda Larson Elaine Clary Leola Jensen Emma Jetter Alice Rouse 1930 Frances Adwers Dorothy Parmelee Helen Baker Dorothy Pardun Dorothy Linaberry Alice Smith Mary Foltz 82 Top Row: Thomsen, Meis, Morgan, Durkee, Seabrook. Middle Row: Tennant, Savidge, Fugate, Groves, Plouzek. Front Row: Mclntyre, Lindleaf, Rau, Belt, Irwin. GAMMA SIGMA OMICRON Founded 1925 1928 Merriam Rau Chloie Sergeant 1929 Hazel Belt Mildred Thomsen Audrey Groves Blanche Mclntyre Gwendolyn Irwin Dorothy Tennant Eunice Lindleaf Ruth Durkee 1930 Olga Plouzek Lucille Fugate Cerina Morgan Dorothy Seabrooke Clarissa Meis Marion Savidge 83 Top Row: Busch, Hunter, Roseland, Winkler, Crawford. Middle Row: Woods, Stidham, Diemer, Haney, H. Marks. Front Row: Minkler, Gray, Gilbert, D. Peirce, T. Marks, E. Peirce. SIGMA CHI OMICRON Founded 1913 Helen Gray Dorothy Peirce 1927 Thelma Marks 1928 June Gilbert 1929 Helen Marks 1930 Eleanore Peirce Ada Roseland Dorothy Crawford Elizabeth Hunter Ada Haney Helen Stidham La Verne Woods Addean Busch Hazel Minkler i li! lt! |}i li!J{IMIiyjliLaiMIMIMIiLHIiyilMIMIMI 84 Top Row: G. Hanson, Comp, Larsen, Watt, Northcutt. Middle Row: Daubenheyer, Hawkins, Graham, Thorsen, E. Hansen. Front Row: Slader, Thornton, Winters, Johnson, Weymuller. PI OMEGA PI Founded 1923 1927 Cleo Bess Thornton 1928 Helen Hawkins Harriett Northcutt Margaret Weymuller Alice Mae Christensen Patty Comp Evelyn Hansen Margaret Watt 1929 Ellen Ann Slader Ethelda Johnson Margaret Grayham 1930 Nellye Thorsen Gladys Hansen Grayce Larsen Leah Daubenhyer 85 4 Top Row: Wright, McGavren, Hutchinson, Myers. Middle Row: Blunk, Temple, Johnson, Timmons, Mallinson, Hoover. Front Row: Price, Hansen, Nelson, Wilmoth. PHI SIGMA PHI Founded 1910 Officers Fred A. Nelson, Grand Master Clifford H. Hansen, Deputy Grand Master Elwood G. Wilmoth, Chancellor Phillip D. Price, High Recorder Arthur L. Kastman, Marshall Raymond Blunk ' 30 Clare Goodsell ' 28 Clifford Hansen ' 28 John Hoover ' 30 Duane Hutchinson ' 30 Floyd Johnson ' 30 Arthur Kastman ' 29 Wm. McGavren ' 30 Active Members Charles Mallinson ' 30 Fred Nelson ' 28 Phillip Price ' 29 Larvin Rullman ' 30 Merle Temple ' 30 Glenn Timmons ' 30 Elwood Wilmoth ' 29 Max Wright ' 30 86 Top Row: Pedersen, Reader, Jones. Middle Row: Funk, Smith, Henningson, Gamble, Steele. Front Row: Carroll, Prather, Schleh, Herzog, Jenkins. THETA PHI DELTA Homer W. Schleh Ben Prather Gaylord Anderson P. Ham Jenkins F. B. Schneider Blue Steele Henry Pedersen Byron Dunham Emmett Spraktes Julius Reader 1927 1928 F. Kennth Gates Windham Bonham 1929 John Herzog Bob Smith Damon Martis Arthur Funk 1930 Harry Gamble Alf. Henningson Hugo Carroll Harry Jones Faculty Advisor, W. G. James 87 Top Row: Davis, Betz, Johanson, Chapman, Stitt. Middle Row: Reynolds, Trilety, Astleford, Fuller, Alger, Wood. Front Row: Bowers, Stromberg, Guilfoil, Lothrop, Lamoreaux. ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA Founded 1919 Seniors Carl O. W. Stromberg Theodore Drdla Juniors Ellis H. Lathrop Charles A. Wood Sophomores Warren F. Bowers Ralph Fuller K. Neil Chapman Grant Astleford Donald Betz Oliver Johanson Raymond Bjork Carl Alger Freshmen Rupert Stitt Fred Trilety Vernon Wood Milton Reynolds William Lamoreaux Gale Davis Faculty Advisor, F. Kelsey Guilfoil 88 LAMBDA PHI H. V. Albert! L. H. Busman R. S. Coulter W. F. Curran Leroy Denton M. C. Dudley A, W. Francis, Jr. Donald Fox ACTIVE MEMBERS Wm. Gatz E. Kleborg Don Knott Henry Long Max Marshal B. M. Meile Conrad Olson Franklyn Royce C. F. Shopen M. W. Smith H. Story J. C. Thomas A. C. Thompson W. F. Van Burgh, Jr J. W. Yeager HONORARY MEMBERS W. M. Burton | W. W. Slabaugh T. B. Dysart 1 A. C. Thomsen H. Saxton 5 Judge A. C. Troup R. A. Van Orsdel y! i i iMiiy M i MiM i iLa i M i Mi iJii i iM i M iiy{iMiMii 89 TAU DELTA EPSILON C. J. Adams J. M. Adams W. J. Bowen E. F. Brassil P. A. Floersch R. U. Gantt E. V. Grosvenor J. J. Jesse Jos. L. O ' Brien R. G. Pallas W. S. Peddicord Joe Nichol John J. Brotherton M. J. Buckley C. Tom Edee C. E. Fisher S. H. Kelley Wm. M. Luse Jay Leeka L. B. McDonald H. C. Schoening C. E. Walker C. J. Wilson N. P. Zieman 90 Baked Fresh Every Day In Omaha ' s Snow White Bakery |(FAIRYWcmes W I R CKERyH OOKIES H RACKERy And FRESH at Your Grocers Always Ask for ITEM ' S by Name Lane ' s Rexall Drug Stores We Make Banquet Ice Cream for All Occasions Kenwood 0912 24th and Ames 16th and Locust 30th and Fort Webster 1795 Webster 4746 Plants, Cut Flowers Designs and Decorations CHAS. EDERER Florist 30th and Bristol Streets Omaha, Neb. F. D. WEAD and L. FRUMKIN D. H. BOWMAN Fine Tailoring and Dry Real Estate, Loans and Rentals Cleaning Insurance 3709 North 24th Street Wead Bldg., 310 S. 18th St., Omaha, Neb. " The University ' s Tailor and Dry Telephone AT. 0151 Cleaner " 92 THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA Congratulate the Student Body upon their 1927 GATEWAY and in token of their appreciation have taken this page advertisement as a means of assisting in the publication of this book. Board of W. F. BAXTER Thomas Kilpatrick C. W. BLACK Malvern, Iowa DR. W. F. CALLFAS 1620 Medical Arts Building M. B. COPELAND M. A. Disbrow Co. J. E. DAVIDSON Nebraska Power Co. N. P. DODGE N. P. Dodge Co. A. N. EATON Nebraska and Iowa Steel Tank Co. DR. PALMER FINDLEY 428 Aquila Court A. W. GORDON Gordon Candy Co. W. A. GORDON Fireproof Van and Storage Co. W. T. GRAHAM Real Estate and Loans DR. A. F. JONAS 612 Omaha Loan and Building Assn. MRS. A. F. JONAS MRS. SARAH JOSLYN HENRY KIESER 221 North Sixteenth Street HOWARD KENNEDY Peters Trust Building Trustees A. A. LAMOREAUX 418 Peters Trust Building DR. J. P. LORD 482 Aquila Court DR. H. M. McCLANAHAN 1614 Medical Arts Building R. A. McEACHRON Occidental Building Loan Assn. D. W. MERROW Attorney, 418 Peters Trust Building HUGH MYERS Attorney, 220 Brandeis Theatre Bldg. C. LOUIS MEYER Concrete Engineering Co. ARTHUR L. PALMER Attorney, 1010 Omaha Nat. Bank Bldg. R. S. ROBERTSON Duluth, Wisconsin DR. W. L. SHEARER 1226 Medical Arts Bpilding ARTHUR C. THOMSEN, Attorney Thomsen-Mossman-Standeven DR. J. H. VANCE 314 Brandeis Theatre Building C. VINCENT 406 Grain Exchange Building MRS. C. VINCENT ALICE R. WARE 93 GREEK GUIDE Sig Chis: The Sig Chis, along with the Kappas, don ' t know that United States is a democracy. This com- mon bond makes the two sororities good friends on parties and bitter enemies during Rush Week. The girls used to choose their pledges, for their cars, their social status, or their fur coats, but just what is their standard, anyhow, if any? Would you believe it, in the last bunch of freshmen there was not a single fur coat. One of them is fairly famous for a good disposi- tion, but then that ' s no qualifica- tion for a sorority girl. They pledged one good girl — cute, democratic and jolly, but her Big Thrill, wise in the ways of wimmin (and isn ' t he?) influenced her to break her pledge. Looks pretty bad when two sisters in the sorority can ' t get the third one to join. One of the Sig Chi freshmen has told as a dead secret to not more than three hundred people that she has been offered three fraternity pins this year. If she has, it ' s a good thing, because she ' ll make up for a few of her slower sisters. One of these pins, goes the rumor, was a Phi Sig pin; one a De Molay emblem, and the other from Grin- nell or one of the other schools that fellow was kicked out of — he ' s now doin ' his flunking with us. When it comes to real, true, cats, the Sig Chis can ' t be beat. That proves they have the real sorority spirit. Last fall they rushed a girl and spiked her — the Sig Chis break all the rushing rules — they have to ! Then they dropped her flat. They did their concerted best, with meows and ladylike little scratches, to blast the girl ' s reputation. Dur- ing the year, however, the girl went over fairly well in spite of the fact that she wasn ' t wearing the arrow so the Sig Chis put their claws away in their nice, soft paws, and pledged her! The Sig Chis play good bridge, and they dance well, and they ' ve always been quite famous for their necking, but the way some of the girls lose the pins they get, looks like faulty technique somewhere. We ' d advise a thorough course in Elinor Glyn with a few of Mae Murray ' s movies thrown in. Phi Sigs: Phi Sigs used to be good dress- ers, good dancers, and conceited. Now they ' re not even conceited. They ' re losing their " type " alarm- ingly fast, and the older members are beginning to realize it. In fact, we ' ve heard part of the members characterize the other part as " a flock of jackasses and complete wash-outs on a party. " (The wash- outs are the ones not carried out.) About four or five of the men they pledged this year, if carefully superintended as to clothes and dates, will make good Phi Sigs ac- cording to the old standards — the rest of them look pretty hopeless. One thing we will hand to the Phi Sigs — they give lots of parties. They may not know much about bridge, but their fathers are gener- ous. We ' ll except one sophomore who almost gets hysterical when 94 he has to part with a dollar. All you have to do to get a Phi Sig pin (if you want one — and who would?) is to have a house date with the lad, and if your line ' s any good, he ' ll force his pin on you, swearing you ' re the only girl he ever loved. You probably are the only girl he ' s loved — that week. Phi Sigs fall in love hard and often, and confound the boys, they do make you believe them! A Phi Sig is never a bright and shining light in class — they ' re a lot smarter at night than in the day time. Thetas may be reckless at giving out pledge pins, but it ' s the Phi Sigs who are careless about giving out fraternity pins. Last year they pledged a man named G we ' ll call him that so as not to embarrass anyone, and anyway his name starts with that — and at initiation they fastened a nice new emblem on him — and never saw him again. It about broke the treasurer ' s heart ! Phi Sigs are always talking about how much hard liquor they can hold. In fact, next to talking about themselves, they most love to drop phrases like " everybody else passed out — and there I sat with a quart of straight whiskey under my belt, sober as a judge! " We hate to tell you about it, because the Phi Sigs do like to be considered regular little devils, but there ' s not more than one man in the fraternity who can hold more than a tumbler of wine, and stay awake. Gamma Sigs: The dear old Gamma Sigs ! Still around and beginning to be no- ticed. The Gamma Sigs started out with such hoplessly nice girls, no one ever heard a word about tliem. Do you know what happened this year? Two of them got pins! You know and I know that Red Riding Hood had to eat — and also that it takes a mighty artistic necker to get a pin ! Neither of the gentle- men in particular preferred blondes although one of the girls preferred a man with a haircut like a pugilist. However, any man who looks like he does in a basketball suit doesn ' t need to worry about his hair. His is a form a sculpto r would rave over — and so do the girls in the stand ! And, believe it or not, it was a Gamma Sig who got so much pub- licity over a tea party. Only the little rascals weren ' t drinking tea! We always thought the girls would not know a highball from a base- ball, but now we know they ' re smarter than they look. The sorority got good grades this year — they ' ll get over that. Most of them now still have the idea that one comes to college to get good grades — fancy such simpilicity ! Gamma Sigs are conspicuous only by their absence at parties — any they talk a lot about their " formals " because most of them are just finding out what one is. But of course, if they don ' t show up at parties it ' s probably because their mothers don ' t like to have them out at night — Yeh! Alpha Sigs: Where, oh, where is the Alpha Sig scholarship cup? The boys should have hung onto that. That was their one way of being dise- tinctive. The fraternity, like a caterpillar, is going through a metamorphosis !y{IMIiyjlMliL |iLg|iLgliyjlMIMIMiMIMIMIMIMIMIMIM 95 and we think that within a year or two, they ' ll evolve into social but- terflies like the other fraternities. For long years the Alpha Sigs were quite out of all social life of the school. They neither smoked, necked, drank, or said damn. They were too good to be true — or to last. But times have changed. They got in some good-looking boys who were something besides chemistry and one of them in par- ticular, began to be famous for his loud and ultra-collegiate clothes. This lad is going to be married this summer, and also going to be a minister — we can ' t reconcile either thing with his ties. WILL he lead the brethren in singing number 302 in a violently blue and orange sweater ? The Alpha Sigs so far came out of their trance this year to sling a costume party — and they all had dates too! A few of the girls who know, say if one would have a good time, one Wood. Wood is rather typical — he gets all fussed, supposedly, then tears off a re- mark that is repeated for years. Any man who can get the better of Dr. Vartanian, deserves to have his name mentioned here and in " Who ' s Who " besides. See the nice amount of space we devoted to Carl? That was just a little gift to make him happy when he leaves school. He loves publi- city, no matter what kind, better than anything in the worl d, and it rather gets his fraternity brothers down. Maybe that ' s why he never is asked on any of the famous beer parties the Alpha Sigs have — in- troduced, someone said, by the new president of the Pan-Hellenic Council ! Pi-O: Pi-O ' s are really beginning to be seen places — after all these years. They did a clever thing in picking a president with a fraternity pin and who knows how to hang onto it. Besides this, Betty has the sweet and unaffected (?) attitude that usually betrays real art as far as the lads are concerned. And another one of them — we ' ll describe her as Miss Gould did one day. She said, " Where ' s Miss ? She ' s wherever that big tall boy is. " As Benny Potts says, which she is. She ' s the kind of a girl to have. To begin with, she ' s original. What other sorority girl has done a dance of spring for her sisters, clad only in a bawth towel? What other girl has — when her fella is too broke to buy a fraternity pin, hung her pin on him? Of course, it isn ' t being done, but that never bothers a Pi-O. Somehow or other, this bunch dragged down one of the best girls in school this year. She wears a Phi Gamm pin, and has cut-ins at parties, so you can see she never should have gone Pi-O. About three years ago, this so- rority broke into print announcing to the world that they were ans- wering an S. O. S. call and pledg- ing so much to the University fund. Since then they ' ve done nothing of note, and we wonder if they ' re meeting their payments cheerful- ly. Perhaps this grandstand play in the newspapers explains why they never give any parties. But then of course, when one gives a party, one has to have a date and that makes it hard, doesn ' t it girls? 96 Read 744,000 Books! More than 744,000 books were taken for home use from the public library here during 1926, smashing to bits all previ- ous records. In 1883, when the library was located on the second floor of a building at Fifteenth and Douglas streets, there were only 4,000 books available. It was the day of flickering candle light and the oil lamp. With the arrival of electric illumina- tion, reading was made easy and as a re- sult the reading public increased great- ly in size. The cost of electric illumination for reading is but a trifle because of Omaha ' s exceptionally low rate. To burn an electric lamp, correctly for reading, f or 7 hours costs you only a penny. Omaha has one of the lowest electric light rates in America. Omaha Is a Great Place in Which to Live Nebraska Power Company Courtesy — Service — Low Rates 97 Phi Delt: The Phi Belts this year, seem to have developed two distinct types. We won ' t go so far as to charac- terize the two, but we will suggest that if Thyra and Luree and Lor- raine and a few of their sort would give some of the freshmen lessons in " If you are well-bred " it would help a lot. Last year the Phi Delts captured the scholarship cup, and this year they were at the tag-end of the list. This proves either that they are dating more, and have less time to study, or that they pledged some dumb freshmen — or maybe both. For some reason or other, the Phi Delts and Sig Chis have been remarkably clubby lately. Touch- ing bits of affection like wearing each others ' coats, and copying each others ' quizzes — you know. We ' re betting it won ' t last long. When two cats get together they get along all right until they both want the same pan of milk — or the same place as Gala Day maid. The sorority is getting sophisti- cated too fast. Some of the mem- bers are positively ultra. One night at a party a Phi Sig missed his date (a Phi Sig is always miss- ing something). So he shouted " Dorothy! Dorothy! " until she suddenly appeared " out of the dusk " with another Phi Sig. The first Phi Sig, who is a convention- al soul severely addressed the young lady, who was nonchalantly combing her hair, saying, ' Anyone would think from the looks of things that you had been necking. " Like Kipling ' s " Elephant Child " the Phi Delt was " a little warm, but not at all embarrassed " and she answered airily, " Perhaps I was! " It ' s never hard to find a Phi Delt at a party — they always make for secluded nooks or enclosed cars even before intermission — smart girls realize they look better in the dark. Kappa: Once upon a time, about two weeks ago, a simple little barb from over in Iowa, said, " It must be dreadful to be a Kappa. You never can speak to a soul outside of your own sorority. " And the Kappa answered sincerely, " Why should we? All the good girls at school are Kappas so why bother with the plebes? " There you have the Kappa attitude in a nutshell — sweet, modest, democratic. This sorority had a lot of Sen- iors this year, and ' tis said they get along with the admirable felicity of five wildcats. The Knock-out Meeting this year, instead of being free-for-alls as of yore, resolved themselves into being two-round bouts for the Seniors! Kappa rushing methods are easy. First they find out if she has one or more cars and if she can drive. Then they watch her at a party — if she has a flock of cut-ins she has passed the second test. Lastly, they examine her bridge — if she plays well, new rules, they know she ' s a wonderful girl, and accord- ingly pledge her. One girl almost made the grade last year, until the scandalized actives discovered she still thought a one-club bid indi- cated a no-trump, and they turned her down flat. The Kappa elections remind us of a story we once read. The ani- mals were going to choose a king, 98 UNIVERSITY LUNCH LIGHT LUNCHES SHORT ORDERS ICE CREAM " Follow the Crowd " We Have What You Want- -The Best Food Cooked in True Home Style 3715 North Twenty-fourth Street Phone Webster 2157 SAVE your youthful earn- Compliments of ings if you desire a pleasant OLD AGE E. P. BOYER LUMBER and COAL Assets Over $35,000,000.00 COMPANY 48th and Leavenworth Streets OMAHA Phone WA. 2955 LOAN and BUILDING 24th and Boyd Streets ASSOCIATION Phone KE. 3400 Omaha ' s Oldest Saving Institution Fifteenth and Dodge Streets 99 so one the appointed day they all assembled — the lion, the elephant, the monkey, the zebra, the deer — oh, go to the zoo yourself. Each voted or the king, and when they came to count the votes, they found that each animal there had voted for himself. The Kappas likewise. They have a terrible time electing officers because the girls are al- ways nominating, and voting for themselves. It shows SUCH an unselfish disposition, doesn ' t it? The Kappas love a man for him- self alone — if he has clever clothes, a big car, a good-looking fraterni- ty pin — and dances well. And they weren ' t at all concerned over their low scholastic standing — just so long as they keep up to their quota of fur coats (pony coats not count- ed). Don ' t ever hang a pin on a Kap- pa. She ' ll either keep you in hot water all the time by returning it at least once every week; or, she ' ll refuse to wear it at all, and tell you she wears it at night on her pajamas because that ' s so much more romantic, isn ' t it, dahling? There are two Kappas who really wear pins and are proud of them — how two girls with any degree of sincerity ever went Kappa just goes to show than anything can happen. Theta: Put a Theta in an arena with a ferocious lion and he wouldn ' t bat an eyelash. Anyone who has ex- perienced a Theta meeting would find a gladiatorial combat tame in comparison. There are two dis- tinct factions and we wouldn ' t be a bit surprised to see them break into two separate fraternities some time — with a tall, slim athletic cap- tain, who is all for Many Parties and Dirty Politics, as president of one, and a not-so-slim, not-so-ath- letic Phi Delt booster as president of the other. Wasn ' t it a beautiful example of brotherly love when we elected a Gala Day chairman to have each faction put up a man? It may have been smart at that — any way you figure, a Theta was running it — and these Thetas cer- tainly are politicians. Their president this year was president of half the other organi- zations in school and if you don ' t think he takes a good picture don ' t buy an Annual, because the book is full of him. (They say the viva- cious brunette is buying four year books!) Oh, yes, and the Thetas had the basketball captain this year, president of the Pan-Hel- lenic Council, chairman of Gala Day, but no members on the Student Council. The Thetas are great on hanging pins. They all hang their pins two or three times a year, so you see it means a lot. There are Theta pins on everything at school — Gamma Sigs, Phi Delts, Pi-O ' s and Sig Chi ' s — Kappas don ' t go in for pms, they say it cuts one ' s date list down. Some of the Thetas don ' t even stick to sorority girls but you can t expect much else when there ' s a Nurse ' s Home so near. Anyway, none of the Thetas have any undemocratic ideas on bocial Distinctions. The Thetas had the best all- around man this year. He ' s around all right — but not with many of his fraternity brothers. 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Then in a car a-whizzing by, A goodly sight was seen, P. Ham and Bob were heard to cry, " Gertrude, Gertrude Jones for queen. " And now more trouble seems to come Right out from the city hall, Elwood yelled " Ye gods, you ' re dumb, " As Addean slipped to fall. But hark, what noises from the court. Where Barbs and Greeks from the U. of O. Were trying to cut each other short, In deciding which to jail should go. At last the Dean in a mighty voice Cried out no sentence should be passed. He said there was no other choice. No dirty votes would there be cast, For now the politics would be clean After the treaty of peace was signed. The studes whispered softly, " Gee he ' s green, " We ' ll always be the fighting kind. " Meanwhile Rosen on the side Was looking very sad. In fact his eyes he tried to hide. No girl would have him for her dad. He felt much worse when he saw that Jane, Was standing near the coach. Both were safe and both were sane A subject no one dared to broach. 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" Those human beings poured kerosene all over the place. " " But he liked kerosene. " " Yes, that was the trouble. He gorged himself with it and then collided with a lightning bug. " A NICE DISTINCTION Sam: " Do yuh refuse to pay me dat two dollahs Ah lent you? " Rastus: " Oh, no, sah. Ah don ' t refuse. Ah just refrains. " Soph: " What would a cannibal be who ate his mother ' s sister? " Frosh: " I ' ll bite on that; what? " Soph: " An aunt-eater, of course. " WHO ' S HIS DENTIST When he leaped from the win- dow he had part of a loaf of bread, but this lasted one day. A broken water pipe furnished the rest of his diet. — Arkansas Paper. SUSPICIOUS Little Bobbie: " Mother, have I been a good boy lately? " Mother: " Yes, dear, a very good boy. " Bobbie : " And do your trust me, Mother? " Mother: " Why, of course, Moth- er trusts you, son. " Bobbie: " Then why do you go on hiding the jam? " " There are only five things in this world that I want. And you can give them to me. " " Ah, and what are they? " " Five dollars. " A LINE THAT MOVES " Customers push my goods for me, " said the manufacturer. " What line are you in, anyway? " asked the hardware jobber. " Baby carriages, " was the reply. A green pair, not an apple, caus- ed all the trouble in the Garden of Eden. SERVED ' EM RIGHT " Did you know that the bicy- clists at the theatre this week have been arrested? " " Mmmmmm, what for? " " Pedaling without a license. " HERE ' S A PIPPIN How many apples did Adam and Eve eat? Some say Eve 8 and Adam 2, a toal of 10. We figure it thusly — Eve ate eight and Adam eight also, a toal of 16. Those with a fruity line say — " If Eve ate eight and Adam eight too (82) the total is 90. The grafters figure it this way — Eve 81 and Adam 82 — total 163. The vegetarians say if Eve 81 and Adam 812, the total is 893. Ever try to count the seeds in a watermelon? Eve 814 Adam and Adam 81242 oblige Eve, so they 82,056 apples. PREVENTION Captain: " What is the best method to prevent the disease caus- ed by biting insects? " Corporal : " Don ' t bite the in- sects. " The Peach would not Date with the Prune, and handed a Lemon he went Plum crazy. iy! i ' i2i i iyj i MiiU ' i M i tyi i « iiyj i iyj i ' iii i Miti 110 The Brinn Jensen Co. 1108-10-12 Harney Street Omaha, Nebraska " PAPER SPECIALISTS " In addition to a complete stock of Wrapping Paper, Bags, Twine, Stationery, Notions, School Supplies, etc., we carry Party Hats Confetti Balloons Noisemakers Serpentine Tally Cards Place Cards Nut Cups Exhibition Fireworks Assortments - - 25.00 to 1,000.00 PLATNER LUMBER COMPANY Lumber Millwork, Cement Blocks Radiant Coal Sewer Pipe and Building Material Main Office, 24th and Boyd Streets Branch Offices 46th and Farnam — 72nd and Pacific Phone KEnwood 5811 111 UNI PHARMACY THE HANDY DRUG STORE for SODAS AND SUNDAES HOT and COLD LUNCHES DRUGS AND SUNDRIES FRESH STOCK of CANDY the Year Round FREE DELIVERY SERVICE Tel. WE-3438 24th and Pratt IS THIS YOUR ANNUAL? If not, you should order one. There are a few extras. En- close a check for $2,25, or order a copy from HOMER SCHLEH 1611 North 35th Wa. 5668 FRITZ NELSON 4012 Izard St. Wa. 3295 WEDGWOOD CREAMERY BUTTER Churned Daily for HEALTH— VIGOR— PEP " yAe Cream of All Jce Creanx. 112 Scenes and events are pictured and typed in this annual to perpetuate the memor}) of school da37s. We are happ}) to lend our assistance in supplying the engravings whereb}) the storj) is made more interesting and complete. Baker Bros. Engraving Co. 1122 HARNEY STREET OMAHA, NEBRASKA 113 GATEWAV A FRUITFUL TIME Making Dates. Forming Pairs. Kissing Peaches. TIMES HAVE CHANGED " The cowboys in Texas do not catch steers on horseback any more. " " And why don ' t they? " " Because steers do not ride horseback. " Two bachelor girls of somewhat advanced years were discussing the approaching holidays. " Josie, " said one, " Do you think a stocking would hold all you ' d like to get for Christmas? " " No, Min, " she sighed, " but I think a pair of socks would. Pretty Thing (lost in the big city) : Oh, sir — won ' t you — won ' t you take me home? Whitehouse: Madam, I ' d love to — but I can ' t. I live at the Y. M. C. A. Miss Gould : Use the word em- brace in a sentence. Ben P.: May I embrace you? Miss Gould: I want to see you after school. " Last night I played poker with my wife. " " Which won? " " Say, how many wives do you think I have? " Voice Over Phone: Is this the lady who washes? Dot R. : Indeed ! I should say not! Voice Over Phone: Why, you dirty thing. DEFINITION OF A VEGETARIAN A dead " beat " with a cauliflower ear. " Hello! Mary F.? " " Yes. " " This is Bob. Are you busy this evening? " " No, I ' m not, Bob. " " Well, I am. Stick around and someone might call you up for a date. " " Look at the big pumps that that woman has on. " " She needs them. Look at the wet smack she ' s with. " " And why, Roderick, did you kiss that little Eyetalian girl? " " You said, papa, I should never let a dago by without I learned something new. " Hugo: Something seems to be wrong with this engine, it Ellen Annie: Don ' t talk foolish, wait until we get off this main road. " Why do cigarettes have Ori- ental names? " " Because they have good shapes and thin wrappers. " " Did you see the movies about the flood? " " Ye-ah — wasn ' t it an awful wash- out. " First Strike Breaker: Look out for that guy. Second Strike Breaker: Why? He ' s on our side. First Strike Breaker: Naw, he wears a union suit. 114 The " Printing that Pleases " M VlTCftniCL Up-to-Date AMERICAN PRINTING RESTAURANT COMPANY R. H, Heywood, Proprietor 1 ne iviosi It opuiar v aie m in Omaha Phone JAckson 4253 2111 Cuming Street Omaha, Nebraska 1413 Douglas KEEP CLEAN Omaha Towel Supply Co. Furnishers of Sterilized Linen of Every Description for Offices, Stores and Business Houses 209 South 11th Street ' Tel. J A. 0528 Omaha, Nebraska ROBERTS SANITARY DAIRY PASTEURIZED MILK AND CREAM Our Products and Service Will Please You HARNEY 2226 ' 115 JOIN THE BUTTER LEGION Enjoy good health, vitality, physical endurance, mental alertness, and resistance to disease by including in the daily diet, butter, fresh vegetables and fruits. If your diet is deficient in any one necessary vitamine you will feel a lack of vitality, a mental sluggishness and be unable to do your best work. With butter, fruits and greens you will get all the vitamines necessary to sustain life. Join The Butter Legion DAIRY INDUSTRIES OF OMAHA AND COUNCIL BLUFFS When Building a Home See Service Unsurpassed A. C. FRANKLIN Realtor We are serving the best 50c Merchant ' s Lunch in the city daily from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m., and serving a Special Dinner every Sunday, $1.25 per plate, four courses com- plete, from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m. Chinese and American Cuisine Kenwood 6066 9104 North 31st Open from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Steel THE NEW " TASTY " POTATO CHIPS NEBRASKA IOWA STEEL TANK CO. For Every Purpose Are made in North Omaha. Pure and de- licious — just the kind you enjoy day after day. Now on sale at your grocefs ' drug- gists and Bakeries. Ask him for " Tasty " — they are true to their name. MIDWEST POTATO CHIP COMPANY 13th and Willis Sts. Phone WE. 0282 16th and Sprague Sts. Phone KE. 3354 116 SKOGLUND STUDIO Sixteenth and Douglas Streets Phone Jackson 1375 We wish to thank the faculty and Students of the UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA for their liberal patronage this year, and hope to merit a con- tinuance of the same. DUPLICATE ORDERS FROM GROUPS OR SINGLE PICTURES AT REDUCED RATES The ' Recollection of QUALITY lingers long after the PRICE is forgotten CAKES AND PIES FANCY PASTRIES PLAIN and SWEET ROLLS TWO STORES: 309 South Sixteenth Street 3570 Farnam Street 117 AFTERWORD In presenting The Gateway An- nual of 1927, we have depicted the year ' s work of the U. of O. in a manner that we hope will meet with the kindest approval of our critics. We trust that these pages will afford our readers not only temporary pleasure but also per- manent happiness, years hence, when the old University spirit re- news those joyful memories which cluster around our associations of the days gone by. 118


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