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LEOLA JENSEN - - - Editor HUGO CARROL - - Business Manager THE OMAHAN 1928 ANNUAL Published by THE STUDENTS of THE UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA Li OMAHA 1 OMAHA, NEBRASKA Copyright, 1928 by Leola Jensen I (D oreword 5hIS nine moon legend concern- ing the tribe of Omaha is a history of the tribe ' s first year under its new chief— Dr. Karl Frederick Wettstone. The students, in putting their efforts into this book, hope it will be not only a record of events and accomplishments of the University of Omaha during the past year, but also a symbol of growth. May this, the first Omahan, reflect the spirit of progress manifested by the ad- ministration, the faculty, the students and the people of Omaha. ( J)edication the midst of the sorrowing of the tribe, the old chief, beloved by all, passed on to the happy hunting ground. He who had given his services, his health and his life for the establish- ment of this University and who so nobly made the first nineteen years of this institution a solid foundation for its future, will live on in the hearts of the people and in the carrying on of the work started by his hands. And so to the memory of him who earned our love, respect and reverence, we dedicate this book of 1928, the first ' Vmahan. " DR. DANIEL E. JENKINS able of Contents Administration Classes Organizations Activities Greeks Atliletics Features Snap Shots Pace 11 J JOSLYN HALL [ Pace 12 JACOBS ' HALL I ' AtE 13 ] toiffiiH,iiiifmi iiTiM iiiiiiii t Pace 11 Pace 15 1 1 Pace 16 HE People said— Let us appoint men who shall preserve order. Accordingly they se- lected the wisest, the most thoughtful, gen- erous and kind who should govern them. This council of lead- ers ruled in the tribal circle and taught the people many things. The Board of Trustees Judge Howard Kennedy m. b. copeland Hugh A. Myers Dr. J. H. Vance Arthur C. Thomsen Dr. William L. Shearer C. Louis Meyer A. A. Lamoreaux C. W. Black Dr. J. P. Lord Tekm Expiring 1928 Mrs. Sarah Joslyn W. T. Graham Mrs. C. Vincent Term Expiring 1929 N. P. Dodge Warren S. Howard Alice R. Ware R. A. McEachron E. A. Baird Term Expiring 1930 Dr. H. M. McClanahan D. W. Merrow Mrs. a. F. Jonas Henry Kieser A. W. Gordon J. E. Davidson W. S. Robertson Arthur Palmer Dr. Palmer Findley Ford E. Hovey Mr. C. Vincent C. A. CuSHMAN M. G. COLPETZER [ Pace 20 The Patrons ' Association I HE past year has seen the foundation of an organization which is destined to become one of the most influential factors for the upbuilding of the University of Omaha — the Patrons ' Association. This association was created by the president. Dr. Karl Frederick Wettstone, to centralize and make still more effective the loyal support of the friends of the University, in order to maintain the equivalent of an " Endowment Fund " until such a time might come when a permanent endowment, sufficient to meet all possible needs of the institution, could be secured. Members are elected to the Patrons ' Association through special action of the Board of Trustees, after applications for membership have been made. Patrons are placed in one of five classes provided for in the Association according to the amount pledged. These classes are: Class 0, one hun- dred dollars or over per annum; Class M, seventy-five dollars; Class A, fifty dollars; Class H, twenty-five dollars; Class A, " Little Patron, " five dollars. The pledges are payable annually from the date of election to membership. In order to keep all Patrons and prospective Patrons of the University informed of all activities connected with the school, a monthly bulletin was published this year and sent out to approximately nine thousand homes of the city and surrounding country. This contained a message from the President and an interesting account of all the most outstanding activities of the administration, faculty, and student body during the month. Although this is the first year of the existence of this organization, visible progress has already been made. The faculty pledged its support entirely, the fraternities and sororities responded and an enormous number of individual applications was received. While the Patrons ' Association has been steadily growing in strength throughout the year, plans are being made for even greater strides in the future. Fostering the Patrons ' Association means fostering the best inter- ests of the University of Omaha. College of Liberal Arts HE College of Liberal Arts, located at 24th and Pratt streets, is closing a year which has been filled with activity resulting in Under the guidance of a capable Administration headed by Dr. Karl Frederick Wettstone, the new President, the needs of the various depart- ments within the University have been investigated, and met as far as possible this year. The College of Liberal Arts enjoyed an enrollment this year of 345 students instructed by a faculty of twenty-five members. One of the most outstanding achievements of the year was the addition of another building to the college. With the assistance of the North Omaha Business Men ' s Association, the University was able to obtain the old Sara- toga school building and grounds at 24th and Ames. The grounds were turned into the first Athletic Field the University has ever owned, and the building adjusted to the classroom and laboratory needs of the entire Science department and of the Kindergarten-Primary department. Besides this, all language classes meet at Science Hall, as the building is now known. In the library, on the first floor of Joslyn Hall, marked progress has also been made. A magazine room has been equipped to relieve the crowded condition of the main library room. Several collections of books were added, bringing the total number of books in the library over the 3,000 mark. Pamphlet files and new shelves also contribute to the general convenience of the library. One of the most important efforts of the year was made in the direction of standardizing the University of Omaha in every way to meet the require- ments of the North Central Association of Colleges. To this end, constant efforts have been made to uphold a high scholarship level, and to recognize the various departments in the college along the necessary lines. These definite steps, together with the quiet but consistent work done in every other department of the college, will stand firmly as a basis upon which to build even higher upon the foundation for the ideal University of Omaha. [ Pack 22 The School of Music I HE School of Music is rapidly taking its place among the most attractive departments of the University. With the improvements made this year, and with the services of Professor Noel J. Logan, secured to direct the School next year, the future seems bright. The Board of Control of the School of Music is composed of Mrs. Howard Kennedy, chairman, and Mrs. Sarah Joslyn, Mrs. Gentry Waldo, Mrs. A. W. Gordon, Mrs. C. W. Axtell, Mrs. Rufus Lee, Mrs. A. V. Kinsler and Mrs. William Shearer. There are, at present, eight members on the faculty of this school, all of them well known in musical circles of Omaha. A forward step was taken this year in the reorganization of the third floor of Joslyn Hall. Three studios have been fitted up with all necessary equip- ment. But it is the beautifully appointed recital room which has become one of the most valuable assets to the school. This room, which will comfortably seat over 150 persons, is an artistic setting for all recitals which might be Of unusual interest in connection with this school was the formal reception for Professor Logan, March 21st, in the conservatory. Invitations were is- sued to about five hundred men and women of the city. A program was given by Mrs. Louise Jansen Wylie, soprano, accompanied by Mrs. Karl Wern- dorff " , and by Mrs. Corinne Paulson Thorson, pianist. Professor Logan was formally presented to the guests by President Wettstone. The training done in public school music, under the direction of Mrs. Nell Gillard, and the work of the combined glee clubs, culminating in the presentation of " The Ghost of Lollipop Bay, " on April 27th, and the organ- ization of the student band should also be mentioned. An ever increasing number of students are being attracted to the University because of the possibilities offered by the School of Music. IEE0DI College of Law LTHOUGH the University of Omaha School of Law, as such, has been in existence for only twelve years, it had, prior to that time, been operating for over thirty years as the Omaha School of Law, a night school. So this college has behind it many years of training men and women into the profession of law. With the supervision of Judge Alexander C. Troup, Dean of the College of Law, and Arthur C. Thomsen, Secretary; with a faculty of twenty-three regular instructors, all of them prominent lawyers and judges of Omaha, and three special lecturers; and with a rapidly growing library of over seven thousand volumes, the University of Omaha School of Law, conducted in the building at 1307 Farnam Street, is able to offer the competent instruction to students who wish to acquire knowledge of law. The School of Law, being a night school, is doubly attractive to those who cannot devote their entire time to pursuit of their studies. A feature of the work done in the law school is Moot Court, conducted on Saturday evenings at Joslyn Hall. These court sessions are presided over by one of the Judges of the District Court, and the cases are tried by the student attorneys, with the assistance of student witnesses, before a jury drawn from the audience. These cases have excited considerable interest, and have been the means of giving much practical court room experience to the stu- dents. The School of Law contributed three members to the University ' s cham- pionship debate team this year. Its steady growth throughout the long years of its existence; its substantial list of graduates who have become successful in their chosen profession; the respect it commands from those who are not even connected with the uni- versity — all of these things testify to the fact that the Night Law School is, indeed, one of the most influential and valuable departments within the Uni- versity of Omaha. [ Page 24 College of Commerce and Finance I HE College of Commerce and Finance has been completely reor- ganized during the past year, and is able to meet even more ade- quately the needs of young people for advanced business training in a city of this size. The college, located at 1307 Farnam Street, is under the immediate direc- tion of acting Dean A. J, Dunlap, and has a faculty of eighteen members, including regular instructors and special lecturers drawn from Omaha ' s established business houses. Two degrees are offered by the College of Commerce and Finance: the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, and the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, each requiring a total of 128 credit hours. Regular classes for students enrolled for full-time work in the college are held each day; special classes, for those who can give only part of their time to university work, are conducted. The scope of the curriculum is constantly being widened to include the most practical subjects needed. At present such vocational subjects as ac- counting, auditing, secretarial science, law and insurance are offered. The administrative offices at the College of Commerce and Finance have also undergone a remodeling and enlargement, so that now the rooms present a cheery introduction to all visitors. The College has been successful this year — the increased enrollment of 202 shows it; the atmosphere of co-operation between students and adminis- tration and faculty shows it; the activities of the student organizations show it; the increase in faculty members and the broadening of the curriculum show it. But more important than this is the interest throughout the city " in the plans for increasing the usefulness of the college and the zeal of all those connected with College of Commerce and Finance. CECIL BERRYMAN Instructor in Harmony Instructor in History of Music GEORGE PAUL BORGLIJM. B. S. Assistant Professor of French Language and Literature LLOYD M. BRADFIELD, A. B., M. A. Assistant Professor of Psychology Director of Athletics for Men MISS INEZ CHESTNUT, A. B. Librarian ROBERT CUSCADEN Instructor in Violin MRS. NELL GRISCOM GILLARD Instructor in Public School Music MISS FRANCES K. GOULD, A. B., M. A. Associate Professor of English Literature F. KELSEY GUILFOIL, A. B. Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Assistant Professor of journalism ALLEIN HUSTER Instructor in Band and Orchestra lEEBDI MISS ANNIE B. JENKINS, A. B., B. S. Assistant Professor of Home Economics MRS. L. F. JOHNSON, A. B. Assistant Professor of Latin Assistant Professor of Rhetoric MISS AUGUSTA KNIGHT, A. B. Professor of Fine Arts ALBERT KUHN, A. B., M. A. Professor of History Professor of Classical Languages JOHN KURTZ. A. B. Instructor in Mechanical Drawing and Shop Work T. S. McKIBBON, A. B., M. A. Professor of Mathematics Professor of Physics MARIAN MIAULEZ MAYA, A. B., B. S. Assistant Professor of Spanish and Italian Languages and Literature MISS HILMA PETERSON, A. B. Instructor in Mathematics E. J. RASMUSSEN, B. S. Assistant Professor of Economics and of Business Administration J. H. SIMMS Instructor in Organ MISS MARY TALBOT, B. S., M. A. Assistant Professor in Biology MRS. CORINNE PAULSON THORSON Instructor in Piano VAHAN H. VARTANIAN, A. B., M. A., D. D. Professor of English Bible and of Religious Education MRS. PEARL LOUISE HUNTER WEBER, Ph. B., M. A. Professor of Psychology and of Education MRS. KARL ROBERT WERNDORFF Instructor in Chorus and Glee Club MISS FRANCES E. WOOD, Ph. B., A. B. Assistant Professor of Kindergarten and Primary Methods MRS. LOUISE JANSEN WYLIE Instructor in Voice RUBEN A. TANQUIST, A. B., M. A. Assistant Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Sociology F. I. ARCHIBALD Lecturer in Advertising WILLIAM A. BURTON, LL. B. Instructor in Torts [ Pace 28 H. A. BLOOMQUIST, Certified Public Accountant Professor of Accounting T. G. DE VANEY Lecturer in Merchandising H. M. FROST, A. B., LL. B., LL. M. Professor of Accounting JAMES M. STURTEVANT, LL. B. Instructor in Insurance Text DAVID SWARR, LL. B. Instructor in Caies on Real Property GLORIA KURTZ Instructor in Shorthand, Typewriting and Commercial Subjects KATHERINE F. LENTZ. A. B. Instructor in Shorthand and Typewriting ALEXANDER McKIE, A. B., LL. B. Assistant Professor of Business Law GEORGE PRATT. LL. B. Instructor in Code Pleading and Practice LUCILE DE LASHMUTT MATTHEWS Instructor in English, Shorthand and Typewriting |[E0DI WARREN H. HOWARD. LL. B. Instructor in Legal Reasoning and Briefing RICHARD C. MEISNER. LL. B. Instructor in Partnerships HARLAND L. MOSSMAN. LL. B. Instructor in Municipal Corporations ROBERT NEELY. LL. B. Instructor in Bailments and Carriers L. ROSS NEWKIRK, LL. B. Instructor in Suretyship and Guaranty ship GEORGE PRATT. LL. B. Instructor in Code Pleading and Practice HOWARD SAXTON. LL. B. Instructor in Evidence LESTER SLONECKER. LL. B. Instructor in Wills and Administration JUDGE W. W. SLABAUGH, LL. B. Instructor in Domestic Relations HARRY SHACKELFORD. LL. B. Instructor in Agency Faculty Members Not in the Pictures JAMES A. AUSTIN Lecturer in Advertising CHARLES W. HALLER, LL. B. Instructor in Real Property ALLAN T. HUFF Lecturer in Markets and Merchandising M. F. JONES, A. B. Professor of Life Insurance J. F. McCLOUD, A. B. Professor of Investments and Securities T. H. MAENNER, B. S. Professor of Land Economics RALPH R. RAINEY, A. B. Professor of Finance LEWIS C. THOELECKE Professor of Fire and Indemnity Insurance AMOS THOMAS, LL. B. Instructor in Constitutional Law RALPH VAN ORSDEL, LL. B. Instructor in Federal Procedure HE tribe was com- posed of a number of " kinship groups " which learned and ob- served the ancient customs, ceremonies and rites peculiar to itself. The members of each group chose some of their num- ber to help guide them in the perform- ance of their duties. (S) f if HEN the Braves and Maidens completed their labor and proved themselves worthy of recognition by the tribal leaders, they received the symbol of attainment. Lorraine M ' llwauie Charles ifood Duabebh Kuhn Dorothy Riddle The Seniors Lorraine McIlvaine ..... President Charles Wood Vice-President Elizabeth Kuhn Secretary Dorothy Riddle Treasurer Harold Peercy ----- Sergeanl-at-Arms Margaret Fischer .... Student Council roAJlN order to properly comment on the senior class, it would per- haps be best to describe how we began the University of Omaha four years ago as innocent and decidedly green Freshmen and how we have worked and played and grown during our four years here until now we are dignified, learned seniors, ready to embark upon the stormy sea of life. Even though we do not become thus eloquent the fact remains that we are seniors and we ' re mighty proud of it. We ' re proud of the school which has smoothed off some of the rough edges found on us as Freshmen and we hope that the school will be proud of us in the future. We know that we are better fitted to succeed in future life because of our four years here of mental and spiritual growth. Now that the time of parting has come, it is with deep feeling and a touch of sadness we say good-bye to the school and all it symbolizes for us. May its influence always be a guiding power for good in our lives and in the lives of generations to follow us. — Margaret R. Fischer, ' 28. Page 35 J VENNICE BLAKE, B. A. Behold such modesty! The only girl at Umaha who never talks about herself. WINDHAM BONHAM, B. A. Thcia Phi Delia; Debate (1-4), Captain (2-4); Win- ner Local Oratorical Contest (3,4), Second Old Line State Contest (4), National Peace Oratorical Contest (4). Extemporaneous Contest (2); Glee Club (1-3). Talented in every way — studious, likablt and oratorical MARGARET R. FISCHER, B. A. Gamma Pi Sigma; Student Council (2,4), Vice-presi- dent (4); Y. W. C. A. (1-4), Treasurer (2), President (3), Cabinet (4); Class Organization (1); Class Sec- retary (3) ; Varsity Varieties (4) ; Gateway Staff (1) ; Omahan Staff (4) ; Gala Day (1, 2) ; Campus League of Women Voters (2, 3) ; Student Volunteer Conven- tion (4); Cbapel Committee (2,3), Chairman (3). Loving, ambitious, sometimes facetious, al- ways loyal-hearted and true. In profession she ' s legal, in romance she ' s regal, and a booster for Omaha U. ANNUNCIATO GARROTTO, B. A. Glee Club (1-3). Concert (1.2); Gala Day (1-3); French Club (1,2); Spanish Club (4); Varsity Vari. cties (4) ; Public School Music Girls ' Recital (2, 3) ; Senior Recital (4); Formal Reception (4). A future star in more ways than one. Suc- cess to our " lark " in her soaring! THOMAS HILL. B. A. Y. M. C. A. (4). This is our theological meteor. W e dare anyone to cross his views. ELIZABETH KUHN. B. A. Class Secretary (4); Y. W. C. A. ( 1-4) , Vice-presi- dent (4); Glee Club (2-4); W. A. A. (3, 4) ; Gala Day (3) ; German Club (1, 2). It runs in the family—practicalness and likableness. CLAUDE LEISURE, B. A. Claude is very timid — but engaged and also selling insurance — now isn ' t he incon- sistent? LORRAINE McILVAINE, B. A. Phi Delta Psi, President (4) ; Class President (4) ; Class Treasurer (3) ; Y. W.C.A. (1-4), Treasurer (3,4) ; Glee Club (1-3); Paint Pot (2-4), President (3,4); Pan- Hellenic Council (4) ; Spanish Club (1, 2) ; Varsity Varieties (2); Gala Day (2). A girl of true worth, of admirable character, with great ability for leadership. GOLDIE MITCHELL, B. A. Her shyness has won her many protectors. JOSIE MOTT, B. A. French Club (1); Annual Staff (1); Y. W. C. A. (1-4), Cabinet (3), President (4); Stale Volunteer Conference (1); International Student Conference (3) ; Estes Park Retiional Conference (3) ; Interna- tional Volunteer Conference (4) ; Executive Council Conference (4) ; Rocky Mountain Council (4) ; W. A. A. (3); Y. W. C. A. Conference (3). Jo is equally at home either in discussing metaphysics or in delivering her " line " — a mighty clever girl, somewhat " ethereal. " [ Pace 36 v ii THELMA NORRIS, B. A. Y. W. C. A. (3, 4). Not a care or a worry would dampen Thelma ' s outlook. HAROLD PEERCY, B. A. Alpha Kappa Delta; Glee Club (1,2); Track (1,2); (Gateway Stafl (3) ; Class Sergeant-At-Arms (4) ; Senior Recital 14). Harold is fondest of the piano — even Pad- erewski might be jealous! MERRIAM RAU, B. A. Camma Sigma Omicron, Secretary (2, 4), Vice- President (3), Treasurer (4); Pan-Hellenic Council (4); Y. W. C. A. (1-4). Cabinet (2); W. A. A. (2, 3); German Club (1. 2); Gala Day (1, 2). Merriam has reserve which enhances her charm. DOROTHY RIDDLE, B. A. Gateway Staff (1,2); Y. W. C. A. (1-4), Cabinet (2-4); W. A. A. (2,3); Class Treasurer (4); Varsity Varities (2,3); Gala Day(l, 2), Attendant (3); Ger- man Club (1,2); Basket ball (1). Her friendship is as true blue as her eyes and as golden as her hair. NELLIE SHELLEY, B. A. Y. W. C. A. (1.4) ; Kindergarten Club (2). Cheerful, obliging, always smiling to ivin more friends. PHILIP VAN LUVEN, B. A. Glee Club (2, 3) ; Chemistry Club (3, 4) ; Varsity Va- rieties (3) ; Oratorical Contest (2) ; Senior Recital (4) Philip has power behind his quietness. WALTER WOERNER, B. A. Gateway Staff (4), Business Manager (4); Omahan Staff (4) ; Varsity Varieties (3, 4) ; Chemistry Club (3, 4) ; Glee Club (3) ; Dramatic Club (3) ; Annual Staff (3) ; Rival Ghosts (3) ; Y. M. C. A. (3). His honors tell the story, but not all of it. Walter ' s a demon at flirtation. CHARLES A. WOOD, B. A. Alpha Sigma Lambda; Gamma Pi Sigma. President (3, 4) ; Student Council. President (4) ; Chemistry Club (3, 4), Secretary (4); Class Vice-President (4); French Club (1, 2) ; Y. M. C. A, (1). Yes, " Chuck " is slow, but he always arrives. EDITH BECKMAN, LL. B. This feminine shining legal light. Practices law to uphold the right. DARWIN J. BONE, LL. B. To settle damages for you, He adjusts your cases and wins them, too: ALICE MAE CHRISTENSEN, Music Graduate |i Ome?a Pi; Glee Club (1), An accomplished musician we all like. CATHERINE CLOW, Music Graduate Phi Delta Psi; Glee Club (1). Catherine ' s pleasing smile and cheerjul dis- position have endeared her to everyone. ADA HANEY, Music Graduate Peter Pan (2) ; Y. W. C. A. (1. 2). Though obliterated by quietness, the music of her sweetness lingers. PHYLLIS REIFF, Music Graduate Phi Delta Psi Loves to adopt fads of the moment and parade them. ADA SHAFER. Music Graduate Her brightness exceeds that of many and her knoivledge is universal. ANTON PROSKOVEC. Manual Arts Graduate A real artist — patient and persevering. DOROTHY CRAWFORD. Kindergarten Graduate Si-ma Chi Omicron, Vice-president (2) ; Peter Pan (2): Gala Day (1.2); Varsity Varieties (1,2). Her graciou.mess is reflected in all she does. MABLE EHLERS, Kindergarten Graduate Peter Pan (2) ; Y. W. C. A. (1). Her friendliness is one of her main assets. ELIZABETH FELDHUSEN, Kindergarten Graduate Peter Pan. President (2). One of these rare students who ask the professors for longer assignments. ALICE HARTFORD. Kindergarten Graduate Peter Pan (2) ; Glee Club (1). A girl that believes make-up has no face value —and proves it. [ Page 38 BERTHA HOLMES, Kindergarten Graduate Phi Delta Psi ; Peter Pan (2). A fine athlete and a staunch friend. ESTHER HOLT, Kindergarten Graduate A lovely girl is Esther — with a nature that is friendly and sweet. MARTHA JETTER, Kindergarten Graduate Kappa Psi Delta, Treasurer (2); Gala Day (1.2): Peter Pan (2); Paint Pot (2); Varsity Varieties (2). Look for yourself. Refin ement, ability, sweetness and honor. DOROTHY KOHANSKY, Kindergarten Graduate Phi Delta Psi. Vice-president (2); Gala Day (1,2); Varsity Varieties (1,2); Peter Pan (2); Dramatic Club (1, 2). Peppy, dashing-looking and a ivonderful dancer. DOROTHY LINABERRY, Kindergarten Graduate Kappa Psi Delta, Social Secretary (2) ; Gala Day (1,2); Varsity Varieties (1,2); Spanish Club (2); Peter Pan (2); Paint Pot, Reporter (2). A romantic girl whose clever clothes are second only to her good looks. HARRIET NORTHCUTT. Kindergarten Graduate Pi Omega Pi; Gala Day (1); Peter Pan (1.2); Paint Pot (2). An invaluable friend, noted for her good nature. DOROTHY STONE, Kindergarten Graduate Pi Omega Pi; Gala Day (1, 2) ; Varsity Varieties (2) ; Peter Pan (1,2); Paint Pot (2). Famed for her numerous changes of coiffure and her stores of news LORRAINE THOMAS. Kindergarten Graduate Phi Delta Psi Expert in sivimming, likeivise in kinder- garten work. LILLIAN TRINKA, Kindergarten Graduate Peter Pan (2). Her clothes and her modulated voice are well suited to her style. Pace 39 ) LEROY DENTON, LL. B. Debate (3. 4), Captain (4). A Star in law, a star in debate. An orator willed so by the gods of fate. RUDOLPH H. EDENS, LL. B. For a iveighty legal dome, you need not further roam. With heavy subjects, you II find him right at home. W. W. FRANCIS, JR., LL. B. Slick, slim and refined. Brightness and honesty combined. WILLIAM GATZ, LL. B. He has just loads of common sense And uses it in his arguments. CAROL ORR, LL. B. you ' re looking for a mine of legal-lore, Search out the best digger — Carol Orr. Not in the Pictures PAUL FLOERSCH, LL. B. you have no faith in contracts that bind. Call Paul and he will change your mind. WALTER JONES, LL. B. When desirous of a settlement of legal tangles. See Walter Jones, Special Adjuster of W rangles. ERNEST KLEBERG, LL. B. He ' s sympathetic, alert and keen. Never says what he doesn ' t mean. RUTH SEAY, B. A. A brilliant, persevering girl, always ready to help out. [ Pace 40 THER B r a V e s and Maidens who desired to be recognized by the people for accom- plishing their re- quired tasks had to study many things and do many deeds before they could re- ceive the symbol of attainment. A6da Urson yr Warner Bowers I r warn I LeofaJenssn The Juniors AcDA Larson President Warner Bowers Vice-President Eleanore Peirce Secretary Harry B. Wh ite Treasurer Neil Chapman Sergeant-at-Arms Leola Jensen Student Council Vj VEN though suffering the misfortune of change of chiefs, the ' - Junior warriors are parading in excellent form. All the Juniors have individually during their college years hoped to do for the school something by which they will be remembered in the years to come. In their first year they instituted an official Freshman Day entertainment in the gym. When they sponsored Sneak Day, all partici- pants were registered and the list presented to the faculty. This year they have originated a fete for the Seniors which they hope will become tradi- tional also. Disregarding superstition, on Friday, April 13, the Juniors were hosts to the Seniors for a banquet at the University Club. The formal dinner was followed by dancing. It is with pride that the class claims the editor of the first great " Omahan " and leaders in other social and scholastic activities. — Agda Larson, ' 29. Page 43 ] First row: Ehlers Brown L. Chaloupka W. Upchurch A. Smith Nichols Bush Stone Feldhusen Second row: Anderson Radbruck Stcycr Suchy Brodcgaard Isham Kohansky Crawford I. Chaloupka Proskovcc Frankebergcr Dolgoff Certificate Students V y-s? yNE of the strongest departments of the University is that which ' - prepares students to teach in the elementary grades, that is, the fourth to the eighth grades. The two year students must fulfill the require- ments laid down by the State Board, which calls for sixty-six college hours, including twenty hours of education. Some of the educational subjects taken are methods, special methods, psychology, tests and measurements, history of education, etc. Besides this, each student receiving a certificate must com- plete one semester of practice teaching in one of the Omaha public schools. The balance of the sixty-six hours are usually acquired by taking Freshmen and Sophomore subjects. The certificate which they receive at the completion of the two years is equivalent to that given by the University of Nebraska or any of the state normal schools and entitles them to teach any place in Nebraska. — Margaret Fischer. ' 28. The Sophomores DuANE Hutchinson Addean Bush Helen Baker Larvin Rullman Charles Mallinson Hugo Carroll President Vice-President Secretary - - - Treasurer Sergeant-at-Arms Student Council Representative HE class of ' 30, just finishing its second year, has made some real contributions, and has done much to further the activities of the University. The members of this class have taken an interest in all school activities, and have worked faithfully with the other students. Upon its roll answers the Editor of the Gateway, President of the Y. M. C. A., President of the French Club, Captain of the Girls ' Basketball Team, President of the " 0 " Club, and the Manager of Varsity Varieties. The majority of the basketball and football squads and members of many other activities claim places on the class roster. On December 10, the sophomores staged their prom at the Omaha College Club. A large number attended this dance, which is an annual event. The sophomores also set the date for the traditional Sneak Day, and were ably supported by the rest of the school. On this day classes were deserted, and the students gathered at Fontenelle Park instead of on the campus. Base- ball came into its own, proving to be more popular than any academic course. There was much competition in this sport, and ribbons were awarded mem- bers of the winning teams. In the afternoon, the overworked students had an assembly on the dance floor. A good orchestra taught things not listed in the " current curriculum. " Although a great many members of this class have taken a two year course and are graduating this year from the Normal Training courses, many fa- miliar faces will be seen next September in the Junior class and all will agree that this " soph " class has made a great start toward the final goal of gradu- ation. — Frances Adtvers, ' 30. — Leah Daubenheyer, " 30. IEE0 DI if; The Freshmen WiLLARD Hill Ruth Montgomery BuFRDiNE Jones Maurice Temple Warren Hinzie Fred Peirce President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer - Sergeant-at-Arms Student Council Representative |EAVING our dignified role as seniors in high school, we reach an- other milestone in life ' s journey as insignificant freshmen in col- lege. If the truth were to be known, we freshmen are not really as insignifi- cant as the upperclassmen would make us appear. Without freshmen there would be no future for our school, for freshmen are really the foundation for the fulfillment of college life. The class of ' 31 entered into the activities of the school with an unusual amount of true school spirit. We expressed our loyalty to the University of Omaha by making it a point to attend all school functions and assemblies, and pledged ourselves to endeavor to maintain the high standards of former classes. The freshmen student body is composed of more than 120 students, the girls outnumbering the boys. We are well represented from localities other than Nebraska, a number of our students coming from Kansas, Iowa, Wy- oming and various other states. The class might well be proud of the many activities in which its mem- bers took part. The greater part of the Gateway staff was made up of fresh- men, and there was also a number of freshmen on the Omahan staff. Many of our students took part in Varsity Varieties and Gala Day, helping to make those two big events a success. We were represented in all athletics by freshmen boys. The nucleus of the girls ' basketball team was composed of freshmen girls. As future seniors, we realize our responsibility. We have earnestly tried to make our freshmen year one of thorough preparation for the coming years, and under the leadership of our able officers, we have striven to be worthy of taking our place as upper classmen. — Lucille Red field, ' 31. HE tribe had within it many divisions which had their place in the tribal organization. The Braves and Maidens joined the various sections if they were worthy of membership and faithfully served. First row: Carroll Second row: Fischer Peirce BrudfieUl Suinlcvant Chaimian Krisel Jensen Wood The Student Council Charles Wood President Margaret Fischer Vice-President Neil Chapman .... Secretary-Treasurer T HE Student Council this year received a new, and perhaps broader, recogni- - tion of its powers and its functions as a co-ordinating factor between the students and faculty. Its action in the field of student control was on the whole fairly successful, and as a representative group in charge of certain school activities it functioned smoothly and well The Council conducted the election for Editor and Business Manager of " The Omahan, " took charge of several special assemblies, staged a popularity contest, handled the election of Chairman of the Gala Day Central Comjnittee, managed the election of the student representatives on the Athletic Board, and acted as a court of investigation and appeal for students. The Student Council is composed of one faculty member and two representatives from each class, one elected and one appointed by the faculty. The members this year were: L. M. Bradfield, Facuhy; Charles Wood and Margaret Fischer, Seniors; Neil Chapman and Leola Jensen, Juniors; Hugo Carroll and Vivian Krisel, Sopho- mores; Frederick Peirce and Irene Sturdevant, Freshmen. — Neil Chapman, ' 29. Pace 53 ] Alpha Kappa Delta Neil Chapman Ellen Anne Slader President Secretary-Treasurer The Alpha Chapter of Nebraska of Alpha Kappa Delta, the national honorary Sociological Fraternity, was founded at the University of Omaha in 1926 because of the merit of the sociological work done under Professor Sullenger. At present there are twenty alumni and five active members, the latter being Neil Chapman, Pearl Loos, Harold Peercy, Ellen Anne Slader, and Professor R. A. Tanquist. Elections to membership are on the basis of scholarship for those majoring in Sociology. The Chapter held monthly meetings during the school year, at which times reports were given on research made by the members or a lecture was given by some outside speaker. A prize of ten dollars is awarded by the fraternity each May to the Sociology student presenting the best piece of individual research. — Ellen Anne Slader, ' 29. I Pace 54 fsm First tow: Chalupsky Jensen Second row: Leon Butler Ore Hanier Ward Dunn R. Kahn Hlnzie Kris.-l E. Peiroe Tri Chaloml Wood E. Kahn idell D. Peirce Victor Gamma Pi Sigma Charles Wood Delmar Chaloud President Secretary-T reasurer fA.MMA PI SIGMA, the honorary chemistry fraternity, was organ- ized a year ago for the purpose of advancing scholarship and creating interest in the Chemistry Department. Membership in this fra- ternity is based upon scholarship, and only the highest fifteen per cent of the chemistry classes are eligible. During this year efforts have been made to establish chapters of this fra- ternity in other schools. Two chapters, one at Creighton and the other at Hastings, have been started this year, and many accredited schools have shown much interest in the organization. The members are announced at the close of each semester, and the number of honor credit hours a member has is indicated by the number of jewels in his pin. It is necessary to have eight honor hours before becoming an active member. — Delmar Chaloud, ' 30. lEEeoi First row: Victor Chapman Dunham Nusbaum Jackson Df nnin;_Iiufr Shonfelt Schlick Erwin Vartanian Reader Thompson Mall hews Second row: Morgan Hagernian Stager Holub Wilson Race Hill Mennie Kuhn Aden Peirce Hargrove Sellner Third row: Garden W. Woerner Kiddle Huber Hill White Butler Whilehouse Peercy Marshall Bowers Hin ie Y. M. C. A. Julius Reader President Arthur Funk Vice-President Luther Moore .... Secretary-Treasurer HE purpose of our college Y. M. C. A. is to create an atmosphere on our campus in which it will be easy for students to strive towards the highest ends in life. The approach to this goal is made by two methods. The first is the mid-week meeting, with discussions or a general rally. The other is outside activities. Here the Y. M. and Y. W. often combine. The mixer, or " Fall Shake-up, " at the opening of the first semester succeeded in doing what its name implies. Freshmen caps were introduced to help mark the distinction between freshmen and upper classmen. Bonfire pep meetings were sponsored before various athletic contests. At the open- ing of the second semester, the faculty and the Y. W. and Y. M. entertained the student body at a formal reception which was an outstanding success. " Varsity Varieties, " our annual road show, well lived up to tradition. And " The Color Line, " a short play on racial equality, presented by members of the Y. W. and Y. M., made many appearances about the city and brought financial aid to the organizations. Closing with election of an experienced cabinet for next year and promise of sending delegates to the summer convention at Estes Park, Colorado, the year has been extremely profitable. — Donald Butler, ' 29. [ Pace 56 First row : Kase Coulter RabJiiuhscn D. Ui-cluirch W. Upchurcli Ward Mott Eggen herder Krisel Kuhn L. Smith Ward Champ iiey Riildlf Manj er Gepson Second row : Williams Adamson Bigt low Peirce Morgan Cederholm Loos Stt yer Ostergard McKenzie Fischer Stjurdevant Jones Plouzek Butler N orris Third row : Towl Scott Brad way Gove Jensen Wurnihach Peterstm Mcl Ivaine Slader Daul)enh(?yer Harder Smock Shipman Cross Y. W. C. A. JosiE Mott Elizabeth Kuhn Vivian Krisel Lorraine McIlvaine Miss Nell Ward President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Sponsor HE Y. W. C. A. has enjoyed one of its most successful years in the history of the University. The programs this year have been varied enough to interest everyone, consisting as they have of outside speakers, discussion groups, and student talent programs, rrhe social side of the Y. W., meanwhile, was not neglected. Starting with the Y. W. and Y. M. Mixer early in the fall, there followed a " stag " party, and then the formal reception on February 21st. This was the most pretentious entertain- ment ever attempted by the Y. M. and Y. W. organizations. That it was successful is evidenced in the fact that the two organizations will sponsor one each semester in the future. Together with the Y. M., the Y. W. sponsored the annual " Varsity Varieties " and succeeded in increasing the treasury from the proceeds. The Y. W. C. A. has proved this year that it has a necessary place both in the social and the intellectual life of the girls of the University of Omaha. —Dorothy M. Riddle, ' 28. Page 57 ] First rn, SecuniJ Temple Mennie Schneider Carilen {i Mallinson Hiucliiiisoii ce Shonfelt BoehU-r Miller Gamble Matthews Steele Carroll Barber Jensen Whitehouse The " 0 " Club DuANE Hutchinson President Cecil Steele Vice-President Charles Mallinson Secretary Lawrence Barber Treasurer Kenneth Jensen .... Sergeant-at-Arms L. M. Bradfield ... - Faculty Sponsor HE University of Omaha " 0 " Club is composed of the athletes who have honorably won a letter in athletic competition at the University. To win an " 0 " requires participation in one-fourth of the games played, scholastic eligibil- ity in at least twelve credit hours, completion of the season ' s play. The purpose of the " 0 " Club is to promote high physical and athletic standards of its members and to keep the alumni lettermen in touch with the athletic condi- tions and policies of the school. In accordance with its aims and standards, the " 0 " Club has been an important factor in the support of athletics and it has pledged its co-operation to the policy of the new athletic board. The men elected to the " 0 " Club believe strong bodies as well as keen minds are necessary for advancement in any line of endeavor. They have placed their faith i i the University of Omaha ' s athletics. — Duane Hutchinson, ' 30. [ Pace 58 First row: Peterson Kuhn Osterganl Bradway Morgan McKenzie Slader Jones Shipman Borg Sfcond row: Railbruck M. Graei- Vlint Merle Grace Daulienheyer Jensen I. Chaloupka W. A. A. - President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer CoLiNA McKenzie Elizabeth Kuhn Linda Bradway Ellen Anne Slader HE W. A. A. is a national organization composed of girls participating in sports. Before achieving membership in this organization it is necessary for a girl to earn fifty points in some athletic activity. In the early part of the year managers were elected for basketball, gym, swim- ming, skating, hiking, tennis and track. A letter was awarded for one hundred points made in any of these sports. Basketball has been the major sport this year. The first team entered the City League of Women ' s Basketball Teams and achieved an enviable record, being defeated only once. The Sophomores won first place in the inter-class tournament sponsored by W. A. A. W. A. A. also sponsored the girls ' tennis tournament. Initiation was held twice this year. The climax of the season was the annual banquet held at the Elks Club, attended by alumnae and active members. At the banquet letters were awarded for achievements of the past year. The election of officers and the completion of plans for the coming year closed this year ' s record for W. A. A. — Colina McKenzie, 29. Pace 59 ] The College of Commerce Club .HE College of Commerce Club was organized three years ago, the first month after the organization of the Commerce Department. All students enrolled in the day school and the entire faculty are members of the Club. At the time of organization seventeen students were enrolled in the day school while the enrollment is now fifty-nine. The Club was organized for the purpose of handling all social and business matters in wh ich the student body was concerned. Since practically all the students in the department will ultimately enter the business field and become mem- bers of some Chamber of Commerce, it is planned to have the Club function in the College of Commerce and Finance the same as a Chamber of Commerce does in a town. The Club meets at 10 o ' clock on Friday mornings and each meeting is conducted strictly under Roberts ' Rules of Order. This gives every one drill in the presentation of motions, amendments, debate, committee of the whole, and general parliamentary procedure. Many hikes were enjoyed by the Club in the hills north of Florence and several invitation dances were held at the school. One of the members entertained at a cos- tume Halloween party. Election of officers is held every month. Thus many are given a chance to develop leadership ability, for a person is ineligible after he has held an office once. • — A. J. Dunlap. [ Page 60 FA Matlhcws Doyk- Aden Ri-adc N. Wocrncr The Stage Crew qV)OUNG men who delight in hard work are members of the Stage Crew, organ- ized to provide necessary stage management for all school dramatic pro- ductions. Although in some ways handicapped by inadequate facilities, the boys have made the best of what they have had and labored willingly to help contribute to the entertainment of the entire student body. Tasks of these young engineers are to put up the stage, to paint and set scenery, to hang curtains, to furnish all general properties and to wire for lighting effects. In " Varsity Varieties " came the supreme test, for practically a complete change of setting was necessary for each of the fourteen acts. The position of stage manager is held by a different member for each stage pres- entation. Julius Reader ' s direction helped to make the vaudeville show a success. Norwood Woerner had charge of the opera and Anton Proskovec was manager of the play given by the Seniors as part of the festivities of Gala Day Many times the stage crew boys have had active parts in the various productions and their responsibilities were then doubled, but they always were equal to the occasion. The engineers during the past year have been Julius Reader, N. K. Woerner, Forrest Doyle, Merle Mennie, Albert Aden and Anton Proskovec. — A . K. Woerner, ' 30. — Charles Matlhews, ' 32. First row: Larson Mcllvaine Reader Daubenheyer Hutchinson Morgan Bowers Marks Second row : Peterson James Johnson The Pan-Hellenic Council Warner Bowers President Julius Reader Vice-President Helen Stidham Secretary DuANE Hutchinson Treasurer r T HIS year, m-ore than ever before, the Pan-Hellenic Council has proved itself - to be an effective power for good on the campus. Several matters of im- portance came up and in order to set a proper precedent, the offenders were firmly dealt with and brought to justice. This year, for the first time in the history of the council, a fine was imposed and successfully collected for the violation of the rules governing rushing and pledging. A splendid spirit of co-operation between the Greek organizations and a whole- some loyalty to the University has been manifest at all times. This was demonstrated by the pledges to the University endowment fund and by the passage of strict rules governing the conduct of irresponsible persons at school and fraternity parties or dances. The first activity of this council was the I an-Hellenic dance held at Peony Park and to this year ' s council also goes the credit for setting the precedent of having a fall Pan-Hellenic dance to open the Christmas party season. The personnel of the Pan-Hellenic Council for 1927-28 included: Warner Bowers, Alpha Sigma Lambda; Julius Reader, Theta Phi Delta; Helen Stidham, Sigma Chi Omicron; Duane Hutchinson, Phi Sigma Phi; Agda Larson, Kappa Psi Delta; Lorraine McHvaine, Phi Delta Psi; Leah Daubenheyer, Pi Omega Pi, and Merriam Rau, Gamma Sigma Omicron. — W arner Bowers, ' 29. [ I ' AGE 62 First row : Second row : N. Woorner Chaloud Wood Douglas Morgan Ward Victor Hargcr Gcpson W. Woerncr Matthews Leon Chalupsky Manoli Bowers Hinzic Hamcr R. Kalin Dunn Van Luvcn The Chemistry Club Donald Douglas President Arthur Dunn Vice-President Charles Wood Secretary Miss Nell Ward Sponsor nr HE Chemistry Club of the University of Omaha was organized for the pur- C_y pose of fostering among the students an interest in the science of chemistry. Any student interested in the science may become a member. The present mem- bership totals twenty. The activities of the organization consist principally in securing speakers who will be of interest to the students and in conducting tours to the various laboratories of the city. The business meetings are held in the Science Hall on alternate Tuesdays at ten o clock. The club is non-social and requires no financial expenditures. Among the most interesting speakers this year have been Lieutenant Craig of the Chemical Warfare Service stationed at Fort Omaha, who spoke on Chemical Warfare; Mr. Mise of the Omaha Grain Exchange, who spoke on the testing of grain, and Dr. Levine of Creighton University, who talked on carbohydrates. The expedi- tions taken by the club have proved very instructive. A trip through the Grain Exchange showed them the methods used in the testing of grain. A large number of students took the trip through the smelters, where the various processes in the separation of metals were explained to them. The Chemistry Club has proven very helpful to the embryo chemists, especially in regard to giving them an insight into the processes of industrial chemistry in Omaha. —Charles Wood, ' 28. Pace 63 ] Second roil : M. Pierce Mclivainc Thomas Hafncr Rullinaii M. FoIlz Brad way Adamson Bloss Mcnnic Wilson Proskovec Mcddcrs Dallas Crai- Fee RedHeld Hamcr Harger Reader Sellner Harlan Plouzck D. Peircc " Paint Pot " Lorraine McIlvaine Mary Foltz Grace Harlan Merle Mennie Dorothy Linaberry Floyd Wilson Miss Augusta Knight President - Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Reporter Serjeant-at-Arms Sponsor ,EE " Paint Pot, " the official club of the Art Department of the University, began its year ' s activities with a talk at the Art Institute by Miss Mary Thayer. The first regular meeting was held at the home of Miss Knight in November. In December a sale of leather articles, made by the students, was held, to raise money for subscriptions to two art magazines, the " School Arts Magazine " and " Design, " nationally famous for general art education and design. At the time of another visit to the Art Institute, Mark Levings, noted for his etchings, spoke on the etchings and blockprints then on exhibition. The February meeting was in the form of a " Pot-luck " dinner at the home of Mary and Alice Foltz. In connection with the formal reception and recital of the School of Music, the Art Department was open for exhibition; and the same week, on March 23rd, the annual Tea and Exhibit of the " Paint Pot " took place. An excursion to " Wake Robin, " the picturesque home of Dr. Robert Gilder in Fontenelle Forest Reserve, completed the activities for the year. Next year Dr. Gilder, who is a well known artist of note, will be a mem- ber of the University faculty, and will give a series of lectures and conduct field trips pertaining to prehistoric art in America. — Lorraine McIlvaine. ' 28. [ Pace 64 First row: Frankcberftcr E. Ploiizek Pickard Thorsen DaubcnhcytT Shcllington Dolgoff Smith Bradcr Bush R. Kahn Second row: Morpan Tutt Dow Olds Hanicr Gcpson J.-nsc.i O. Plou .ck Borgluin The French Club Olga Pi.ouzek - - - - - - President Edythe DoLGOi-F - - - - - - Secretary Nellye Thorsen Treasurer George Paul Borglum - - - Faculty Sponsor ( 57 HE name by which the inhabitants of the ancient island of Paris were known is " Les Parisis, " but " Les Parisis " is also the name by which the members of the University of Omaha French club are known. " Les Parisis " was organized for the first time last year with the purpose of band- ing together the students in the French department, and creating greater interest in the language from a social standpoint. The club was not reorganized this year until February 27th, when a few of the old members, together with other interested students, met to elect officers and make plans for continuing the activities of the club for the remainder of the year. Although the club did not meet until the second semester, the members of " Les Parisis " enjoyed a number of evenings together. Several French plays were read, and lectures on the lives and works of French authors were given. Meetings were held on alternate Monday evenings at the homes of members, and the programs were arranged to include both educational and social evenings. With a large number of the members planning to return to school again next fall, " Les Parisis " is looking forward to even more activity on the University of Omaha campus next year. — Olga Plouzek, ' 30. Page 65 ] First roiv : Scott Holub Anderson B. Anderson Leeder Vliet R. Kahn Manger Miller C. Green A. Green N. K. Woerner Kuhn Second row: M. Zilzmann L Zitzmann Gaethman Radbruck Garden Mennie Aden Wilbur Shonfelt Schlick Hargrove Davis W. Woerner Third row: E. Kahn Thompson Hill Riddle Truesdell Bastrora Leon Douglas Goldenberg Van Luvcn Peercy Matthews Nusbaum The German Club Norwood K. Woerner President Arthur Green Vice-President Dorothy Manger .... Secretary-Treasurer Professor Albert Kuhn .... Sponsor W) O German Club of the University of Omaha is an organization composed of active German students, organized to increase inter- est in the German department of the school. The club stands one hundred per cent in the support of school activities and is continually striving to become the best booster organization on the campus. At the present time there are about forty-five active members w orking under the cheerful guid- ance of Professor Kuhn. " The Direct Method, " an original comedy dealing w ith the two German noblemen and an American family on a European tour, was presented by the German Club in " Varsity Varieties. " Each semester the club sponsors a social function which is put on in pure German style. The chief event of the school year was a sauerkraut dinner for the club members which was successfully executed in true " deutscher " fashion. Die Deutsche sinde fleissig! — Norwood K. Woerner, ' 30. [ Pace 66 First row: Maya Adwers Mennit- Chapman Liiuiljcrry Cliristniscn Red field A. Smith Sehrt Comp Thorsen Hansen Ehlers Garrotto Grace Second row: Grace Wilfson Dunkin Thomas Huber Aden Marks McKenzic Butler Grothe Manoli Lyons Rasmusscn Stidham McGuiro Third row: Haugness Swanson Marshall Taylor Victor Wurmbach Smock Jones K. Jensen Dunn Montgomery Peircc C. Jensen Fourth row: Mallinson Hutchinson Spraktes Blaha Gamble Carroll Boehler Davis Wilson Laycock Erwin L. Smith Rullnian The Spanish Club Neil Chapman President Helen Stidham Vice-President Floyd Wilson Secretary Charles Mallinson Treasurer ( -sT) O HE " Maya Spanish Club " of the University of Omaha was organ- ' ized to familiarize the students with the language and social customs of Old Spain. The name honors Professor Maya, the club sponsor. The club held two meetings a month, one of an educational and the other of a social nature. At the educational meetings different students would make reports on some interesting or unique Spanish custom, while at the social meetings the musically inclined members of the club enter- tained with Spanish music. After the program part of the meeting, the members adjourned to Jacobs ' Hall for dancing. The conversation and business at the meetings was conducted entirely in Spanish so that the members might become more proficient in the use of this language. That the students appreciated this opportunity was man- ifested in the fact that the number of students taking active part in the club ' s activities increased considerably during the course of the year, —Floyd 0. Wilson, ' 31. Page 67 ] First row: Thompson (.halna.l Bastrom Bowers Ward Green R. Kahn Johanson Second row: Hill E. Ivahn Leeder Wilbur Truesdell HInzie Anderson Manoli S-.a;er The Pre-Medic Society Warner Bowers President Edwin Kahn Vice-President Arthur Greene . . . . Secretary-Treasurer Walker Thompson .... Program Chairman Misses Nell Ward and Mary Talbot - Faculty Sponsors HIS is a new organization to unite pre-medic students for their mutual ben- efit and to secure speakers to lecture on subjects of and allied to the study of medicine and surgery. Any person of good character and repute who has registered in the University as a pre-medical student and has completed one semester with an average of C or above, is eligible for membership in the Pre-Medic club. Meetings are held bi-weekly and are open to all who are interested in the speaker. Walter Senter of the Nebraska College of Medicine was the first speaker and he stressed the importance of the various subjects required in the pre-medic course; he also gave a description of the College. May 4 is set aside as Pre-Medic day on the Medical College campus, when all pre-medics are shown about the various buildings and are privileged to witness several surgical operations. This is fol- lowed by lunch served at the hospital and at the fraternity houses. At night the faculty entertains at a reception. There are sixteen charter members of the Pre-Medic Club and it now has a total of nearly twenty-five members. — Warner Bowers, " 29. [ Paue OS Si ' contI r( Thinl n,u Killion Robb Williams Montgomery Diinkiii Crawfonl Jpttcr Linaberry Fee Redfield Wulff Kohansky Ebb-rs Kinzie Jiidson Holmes Hasten Rundber;; Cross Trinka FeldlinscM Hartford Easllack Nelson Cederholm Blake Stone Incersoll Re.lnian Nortbcutt Thomas Peter Pan Club Elizabeth Feldhusen President Margaret Cederhol: i .... Vice-President Alice Hartford Secretary Ruth Montgomery Treasurer ( 7 HE Peter Pan Club was organized to promote a feeling of good fellowship and interest within the Kindergarten-Primary Department of the University. All the girls who are students in this department are eligible for membership. During October, the Peter Pan girls had a picnic at Hummel Park in Florence. During the same month, a food sale was held to raise money to purchase equipment for the new kindergarten room in Science Hall. The girls themselves made the attractive curtains for the new room. The club has met the second Tuesday of each month, the meetings being followed by a social hour for games and refreshments. During the first year of its activities, the Peter Pan Club has most successfully carried out ils purpose with the result lhat the Club has aided the Kindergarten-Primary Department in experiencing a most profitable year. — Elizabeth Feldhusen, ' 30. Pace 69 ] Alumni Association T. B. Dysart, ' 24 Fern Gilbert, ' 17 Arthur C. Thomsen, ' 12 Herbert W. Fischer, ' 25 Elizabeth Barnes, ' 26 President Vice-President Treasurer Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary HE Alumni Association of the University has been unusually active this past year. Last June a most delightful annual banquet was held at the Blackstone Hotel, with Dr. Bailey of the Unitarian Church as the principal speaker. On Novem- ber 4th, during the Teachers ' Convention, the Association held a luncheon at the Elks Club at which time Dr. Wettstone was introduced to the alumni. February 2nd, was the date of a special supper of the Association at the Elks Club, when Dr. Wettstone told of the plans of the Board to bring the University up to the standards of the North American Association of Colleges. On April 12th, the Association held a mixer in the club rooms of the Elks Club. Those who did not attend missed an hilarious time. Last fall the Executive Committee of the Association met with members of the Athletic Committee of the Board of Directors to discuss the formation of a syndicate for the purpose of purchasing the old site of the Ak-Sar-Ben Den for an athletic field for the University. These plans were abandoned, however, when Saratoga School was leased. All students who receive a diploma from the University become members of the Association upon graduation, so the active members of the student body of today will be the active members of the Association tomorrow. —Herbert W. Fischer, ' 25. I Pace 70 ANY tribal members engaged in numerous respected and hon- ored pursuits, which brought both fame and glory to the tribe. Their names were sung in praise and they were esteemed and venerated. Gala Day ALA DAY, a tradition of the University of Cmaha, was fittingly observed on Friday, May 25, closing one of the greatest years in the history of the school. The regular track meet was held in the morn- ing, with almost fifty men participating. A baseball game, " frats " versus the " barbs, " continued the day ' s schedule, and finals in the golf and tennis tournaments were played. In the early evening came the lovely pageant and coronation ceremony, under the direction of Mrs. Fritz Baumeister, physical director for women. The pageant opened with the ballet of the flowers given by forty-six young women and the scarf dance following featured five of the University ' s best dancers. The gala event, long anticipated, was the crowning of the gra- cious and charming queen. Miss Lorraine Mcllvaine. In the queen ' s cortege were her four attendants, Annunciata Garrotto, Helen Marks, Leah Dauben- heyer and Merle Grace. Dainty little Marian Wettstone, as flower bearer, scattered rose petals in the pathway of Her Majesty. The tiny pages and crown bearers were in the Miss Frances Wood ' s kindergarten. Dances of many nations entertained the royal party and together formed a gorgeous and artistic pageant, culminating in the dance of the May poles, in which members of the gym classes took part. The glee clubs assisted in the musical part of the program, and an orchestra accompanied. Lastly, the Queen and her attendants joined in the recessional, bringing to a close a ceremony long to be remembered. The Senior Play HE three-act comedy, " Up and At ' Em, " presented by the Senior Class Friday night. May 25, was a fitting climax for Gala Day. Before the first act, awards were made to the winners of various athletic events held during the day, and between acts the class of ' 28 presented each member of the faculty with a small token of remembrance. Dr. Vartanian, class sponsor, was especially remembered and was presented with a small cane which is expected to be passed on to each succeeding sponsor. Seniors starring in the play were Dorothy Riddle as Mary Grayson; Walter Woerner as young Rodney Martin ; N. K. Woerner as Ambrose Peale, friend of Rodney ' s. Charles Wood played the part of the elderly Cyrus Martin, a hard-headed business man whose son went into the soap business as his strongest rival, taking all business methods opposed by him, especially adver- tising his products very highly. After dealing with a fake French countess, well played by Josie Mott, and after nearly going bankrupt, the new firm proved a success. The firms of father and son finally consolidated, and old Mr. Martin was compelled to admit that advertising does pay, after all. Other parts were as follows: Marie, the maid in the Martin home, Mer- riam Rau; William Smith, friend of Cyrus Martin, Philip Van Luven; Miss Burke, office girl for Mr. Martin, Elizabeth Kuhn; hard boiled bill collector, Thomas Hill; Ellery Clarke, son of Martin ' s business rival, Harold Peercy; Katherine Bronson, Margaret Fischer. [ Pack 74 Gala Day Committee |0 the Central Committee the school owes the great success of its 1928 Gala Day. Under the capable and efficient leadership of Merle Mennie, a sophomore in the College of Liberal Arts, the committee functioned in perfect unison and harmony. Because he had proved himself an untiring worker for the school in other activities, he was elected to the important position of General Manager for Gala Day. The four class representatives on the committee gave the manager their fullest co-operation, each one helping in his special, individual way. Doro- thy Riddle and Dorothy Manger, senior and junior, took charge of the lovely Coronation Ceremony, and N. K. Woerner, sophomore represent- ative, was publicity manager. The freshman member of the committee, Charles Matthews, handled the athletic events. Other members of the staff included Linda Bradway, who took charge of girls ' athletics; Julius Reader, electrician, and Anton Proskovec, properties manager. With such a well organized committee working for more than four weeks, the great success of the fifteenth annual Gala Day was inevital)le. " Varsity Varieties of 1928 " I HE annual production of the University Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. was staged in Jacobs ' Hall, Friday evening, March 9. The twelve acts were original and entertaining. Sigma Chi Omicron and Phi Sigma Phi opened the bill with " Ye Okie Villa ' ;( ' School, " a parody on school days of long ago, with gingham girls and overall boys. Phi Delta Psi offered a sketch, " Smilin ' Through, " featuring harp numbers by Irma Clow and vocal duets by the Clow sisters, Irma and Catherine. Ralph Kahn and Albert Aden, as German princes, wooed and won two Americans girls, Virginia Vliet and Elfreda Radbruck, in " The Direct Method, " given by the German Club. " The Harmony Boys, " Damon Martis and Warren Hinzie, presented by Theta Phi Delta, with Miss Marie Uhlig as accompanist, sang popular numbers. Shakespeare as he is not was perfectly demonstrated by the Kappa Psi Delta girls in " Believe It or Not. " Leola Jensen was Cleopatra and Agda Larson, as Juliet, per- formed a death scene in a most effective way — " at such a silly time. " Pi Omega Pi presented Leah Daubenheyer and four hats in " Foolishness Itself, " with Leah " doubling " as the consumptive father, the villain, the hero and the daughter. And what a melodrama it all was! Five jovial sailor boys, singing appropriate numbers as their various sweethearts passed in review, foi-amed a nautical background for " Sweetheart Memories, " the Gamma Sigma Omicron act. Louis Evans added a striking touch to the scene as the " old tar, " entertaining with his banjo. " A Rainy Day, " given by the Phi Delta Psi girls, featured Barbara Dallas as solo dancer. A chorus, first in formal dress, later in bright slickers, was composed of Phi Delta Psi members. Annunciata Garrotto, singing in costume selections from the opera " Ernani, " charmed the audience in one of the most appreciated acts of the evening. " With Mask and Foil " was an interesting demonstration of the art of fencing by Sam Manoli and Forrest Doyle, quick and skillful swordsmen. Ralph and Ed Kahn, in " Restitution, " reviewed the high lights of the show in an amusingly sarcastic manner, between piano moving and piano playing. Then, the " Spanish Dance, " executed by the Gym Club with excellent dancing and costuming, was truly the " Grande Finale " and closed the bill amid loud applause. Julius Reader Merle Mennie Forrest Doyle Margaret Fischer Executive Committee Manager Properties Electrician Chairman Ticket Sales Albert Aden ] Charles Matthews Norwood WoernerJ Stage Crew -Neil Chapman, ' 29. Assembly may truly be said that the Assembly during the past year has in a large measure realized its rightful place at the heart of the University life and activities. In the absence of dormitories with the result- ing campus life, the Assembly becomes important as a means of creating and maintaining a vital school consciousness. Assembly has been most successful during the past year, both from the standpoint of the varied programs presented and from the aver- age daily attendance. Before the spring breezes became too enticing, the attendance varied between one hundred and twenty-five and two hundred each day. The Assembly has certain definite aims and goals and the daily programs are constructed so that they will best achieve these goals. Also the Assembly has unique claims which no other organization on the campus has. There is no definite function which is planned to bring the University together as is the Assembly. No other organization on the campus creates in as effective way as does the Assembly the right sort of school spirit. Other organizations are concerned with only a part of the student body, while the Assembly is for all the students and the faculty. The Assembly occupies an important place on the campus because it is the only place where daily announcements can be made. No other organ- ization is found which can create in the students and faculty the enthusiasm for all student activities, such as games, debates, school plays, etc. The Assembly is a central place where student elections can be conducted, and it furnishes an organ whereby student talent has been discovered, encour- aged and made known to the school as a whole. As a result of one of the Assembly programs, the University was able to send eight students to the International Convention of the Student Vol- unteers held at Detroit during the Christmas holidays. The delegates brought back to the students, through the Assembly, reports of the vital world issues which were faced at the Conference. As an outgrowth of the interest DR. VARTANIAN [ Pace 78 Assembly— continued aroused in the Detroit Convention, the University of Omaha had the largest delegation of any school at the State Student Volunteer Convention held in Wahoo during March. " The Color Line, " a problem play dealing with the race question, was presented by University students at Wahoo and later given in Assembly so that the students were able to realize more vividly one of the important issues confronting the students of this generation. On the programs of the Assembly appeared many speakers who, because of their special qualifications, were able to bring new and valuable ideas on the general meaning of education, the moral life of the individual, and the importance and development of personality. Great religious truths and ideas were considered from a non-sectarian viewpoint by the best s peakers available in the city, the state, and the country. The success of the Assembly is measured in the degree in which it makes use of the opportunities which it has, and it may easily be said that the past year was most successful because it realized its aims in an increasingly worthwhile manner. Much credit is due to Dr. Vartanian, who as Chairman of the Assembly Committee, arranged the programs and presided at Assembly. He was assisted on the committee by Professor McKibbon and Professor Rasmussen. During the past year Wednesday has been Dr. Wettstone ' s day, and the President has brought many interesting messages to the student body. A partial list of the typical speakers and programs is: Mr. W. Dale Clark, Vice-President Omaha National Bank. Mr. Emmet S. Brumbaugh, Attorney. Dr. George Miller, Pastor First Christian Church. Girls ' Trio of Abraham Lincoln High School of Council Bluffs. Fred B. Smith, Lecturer of New York. North High School String Quartette. Lady Crossley-Batt of England, world traveler and lecturer. Dave Kendall, Traveling Secretary for International Student Volunteer Move- ment. Ruth Shallcross, Nebraska University Student. Kosmet Club, University of Nebraska. Dr. Howard Whitcomb, Pastor Calvary Baptist Church. Dwight E. Porter, Principal Omaha Technical High School. W. T. Graham, Member of Board of Trustees. Dr. George Neuhaus, Nerve Specialist and Psychiatrist. Dr. Clarence E. Allen, Pastor First Methodist Church. Dr. Calvin G. Butler, Pastor North Presbyterian Church. " The Color Line, " a problem play. Musical programs presented by Louise Jansen Wylie, Corinne Paulson Thor- son and Mrs. Karl Werndoff. Student Talent Programs. — Margaret R. Fischer, ' 28. mm Debate F there was one interscholastic activity in which the University of Omaha l eadership and excellence stood out in a clear, bold, impressive manner, it was in her intercollegiate debating. The season ' s schedule was unblemished and undimmed by defeat on the question, " Resolved, That the United States Should Cease to Protect by Armed Force, Capital Invested in Foreign Lands, Except after Formal Declaration of War. " With a record of twelve consecutive victories debat- ing both sides of the question, a record that can be matched with any team of the country, the University of Omaha debaters brought home the Cham- pionship of both the Nebraska State Conference and also the Nebraska- Missouri League. It is the first time in the history of the school that two such championships have been captured in a major activity. A great deal of the credit must be given to Mr. F. K. Guilfoil, debate coach, whose keen powers of analysis and reasoning and fair-mindedness helped to keep the team on the right path. Upon the shoulders of the four big veterans of last year, Edwin Hogle, Leroy Denton, Windham Bonham and Walter Huber, rested the larger share of the burdens of the squad and with the help of the other regular members of the squad, Helena Gebuhr, Donald Butler and Walter Stager, formed two teams that were invincible before all opposition on this ques- tion. Loraine Shonfelt and Richard Dunham were alternates and helped form a third team. On April 5, the University of Omaha met the World Tour, University of Oregon debaters, on the question, " Is Democracy a Failure? " Changing over to a question that was entirely new to them, and meeting a team that had been touring the world for eight months, still they came within very near defeaing them, as the decision rendered by the audience showed. U. of 0. Affirmative 2 vs Midland Negative 1 U. of 0. Negative 2 vs Midland Affirmiative 1 U. of 0. Affirmative 2 vs Cotner Negative 1 U. of 0. Negative 2 vs Cotner Affirmative 1 U. of 0. Affirmative 3 vs Maryville Negative 0 U. of 0. Negative 2 vs Peru Affirmative 1 U. of 0. Affirmative 1 vs Washburn Negative 0 U. of 0. Affirmative 3 vs Peru Affirmative 0 U. of 0. Negative 10 vs Des Moines Affirmative 2 U. of 0. Negative 28 vs Oregon Affirmative 31 U; of 0. Affirmative 2 vs Tarkio Negative 1 U. of 0. Negative 3 vs Maryville Affirmative 0 U. of 0. Affirmative won over . . . William Jewell Negative —Walter Huber, ' 30. Pace 81 ] " The Omahan " STAFF Leola Jensen Editor-in-Chief Hugo Carroi l - Business Manager Irene Goosman Managing Editor JuL ' us Reader - - Assistant Business Manager Olga Plouzek Associate Editor Merle Mennie Advertising Manager J. Sherman Morgan Circulation Manager Mai!GAret Fischer ------- Organizations Editor organizations committee Warner Bowers Colina McKenzie Elizabeth Feldhusen Donald Butler Dorothy Riddle Herbert Fischer Delmar Chaloud Ellen Anne Slader Duane Hutchinson Neil Chapman Floyd Wilson Lorraine McIlvaine Charles Wood- Burrdine Jones - - Activities Editor activities committee Walter Huber Neil Chapman Irene Sturdevant Agda Larson Class Editor cL ss committee Leah Daubenheyer Helen Marks Lucile Redfield Julius Reader Art Editor art contributors Linda Bradway Mary Foltz Grace Harlan Mary Jane Kinslfr Merle Mennie Milton Reynolds Homer Schleh Floyd Wilson Walter Woernfr --------- Photography Ellen Anne Slader Snap Shot Editor Cecil R. Steele 1 Ruth Shellincton } Athletics Leah Daubenheyer) Warner Bowers Greek Editor Franklyn Royce Laiv Dorothy Manger Administration administration committee Katherine Bloss Colina McKenzie A. J. Dunlap - College of Commerce and Finance Frances Advvers Staff Secretary assistants Elizabeth Kuhn Helen Marks ad solicitors Floyd Wilson Norwood Woerner Walter Woernek Geo. Carlberg Page IVi ] The Weekly Gateway Staff EDITORIAL Olca Plouzek Editor-in-Chiej NoRENE Frankebercer City Editor H. A. Marble Managing Editor Merle Mennie Sport Editor Leola Jensen Feature Editors Harry B. Jones, Jr. REPORTORIAL Burrdine Jones Lincoln Sutton Isabel Tutt Helen Marks Dewar Victor Evelyn Kase Ruth Shellincton Evelyn Plouzek Jeanette Winters BUSINESS Serena Morgan ) d • m T W7 ..... Business Mannsers J. Walter Woerner Floyd Wilson ....... Advertising Albert Aden - - - - - - Circulation Manager F. K. GuiLFOiL Faculty Advisor Pace 85 ] ' The Ghost of LolHpop Bay " J. Walter Woerner . - - - Business Manager Julius Reader - - Electrician Norwood K. Woerner . . . - Stage Manager HE combined Glee Glubs presented their first opera, Friday, April 27, in Jacobs ' Hall. Mrs. Karl Werndorff and Mrs. Fritz Baunieister directed. " The Ghosl of Lollipop Bay, " a comic opera by Gadman, was played with Elizabeth Kuhn as Mary, the leading spirit of a girls ' school on the shore of Lollipop Bay. Margaret Gederholm and Dorothy Nelson took the parts of her two chums. The girls are determined to enliven the sleepy place and wig-wag a message to the boys ' school on the opposite shore. Dinah, the colored maid, played by Nellie Wil- liams, frightens them by her report of seeing a ghost and prepares to return to her Marcus Adam Johnson. At night the boys arrive, led by Tom, Dick and Harry, played by Gharles Mathews, Windham Bonham and Kenneth Jensen. Professor Flint, their principal, meets Miss Steele (Lavonne Judson) and in the excitement, when the ghost appears again, proposes that they join their schools to form a coedu- cational institution. All ends as it should when the ghost is found to be Dinah ' s ' Marcus Adam Johnson (Ralph Kahn ) and the new school is started. [ Pack LSO there were social societies among the Omahans. Admit- tance to them was obtained by those able to perform the acts required. En- trance was by unani- mous consent. These societies had special symbols and made use of the dance in their entertainment. HE skill and strength of some of the braver and more daring young warriors and maidens was tested in many contests with other tribes. These struggles for superiority in games played w i t h a ball drew the other mem- bers of the tribe to watch the youths, sometimes fall in de- feat and sometimes rise in victory. first roir: Second row : Myers Howard Thonisen Vance Daubenhryur Diinlap Bradfield Gamble The Athletic Board ( sf i HE Board of Trustees recently created the present Athletic Board - with Warren H. Howard as chairman, A. J. Dunlap as secretary and Hugh Meyers, Dr. J. H. Vance, Arthur Thomsen and L. M. Bradfield, Athletic Director, as members. Following the appointment of these men, two members, Leah Daubenheyer and Harry Gamble, were elected from the student body. The Athletic Board attends to all questions of inter-collegiate competition and allegiance with other schools in athletic conferences. It handles all funds and equipment for every type of athletic activity in which the Uni- versity of Omaha participates and procures publicity to stimulate interest in all contests. Through the Athletic Board, worthy athletes are awarded their letters. The athletic field and gymnasium are also directly under the super- vision of the Athletic Board. In general, the whole policy of the athletics of the University of Omaha is determined by the members of the Athletic Board, which is representative of all who are vitally interested in the school. Page 97 1 BEN PR ATHER- Football captain; basket- ball. Playing his last year for the Card- inal and Black, Prather was the main cog in both football and basketball ma- chines. DUANE HUTCHINSON— Football. " Hutch-s " slashing play at end stopped just about everything sent his way. GEORGE BOEHLER-Football. " Bullet George " certainly was the legendary type of fullback; hit ' em low and keep going! MERLE TEMPLE- Football; basketball. " Temp " was easily the star of the football squad and an outstanding guard on the court. HUGO CARROL— Football. " Tiny " played an inspired tackle when not kept out by injuries. MAURICE TEMPLE-Football. " Temple to Temple " became a familiar line during the grid season. " Maury " specialized on the receiving end of the combination. CAROL WHITEHOUSE -Football. " Dogged does it " — Whitehouse proves the truth of the adage once more. No man more de- serving of his letter. BRUCE WOODS-Foolball. One of the few high school lettermen on the squad and using his experience to good advantage. NELSON WOODSON- Football. A stockily built man who played a whale of a tackle. " Woody " threw more men for losses than anyone else on the line. ALBERT CONDON— Football. Al ' s weight and fight were instrumental in holding up an otherwise light line. Letter Men LORAINE SHONFELT -Football. Until in- jured, Shonfelt gave promise of develop- ing from a green man into the most effective lineman on the squad. HARRY GAMBLE— Football. Harry made up in fight what he lacked in weight ; often said about a man but especially true in this case. FRED MILLER— Football. Fred played every- thing on the line but center and played every position well. CECIL STEELE — Football; basketball cap- tain. " Blue " had three years " experience which stood him in good stead on both grid and court. CHARLES MATHEWS— Football; basket- ball. Charlie did some mighty good half- backing in football and got his chance al a basketball forward during the latter part of the season. LAWRENCE BARBER— Football ; basketbal Another freshman who starred on both squads. Should be a mainstay next year. KENNETH JENSEN— Basketball. He showed more improvement during the season than any man on the squad. Watch him next year. REX GARDEN- Basketball. The kid with the dead eye. Watch him the next two years. This year he got his experience and next year he ought to cash in. CHARLES MALLINSON— Basketball. Charlie played some wonderful games during the year. When he was " hot " there was no stopping him. ARTHUR SMITH— Basketball. The loss of " Art " the second semester hurt the team. The most dependable forward on the " O " Football Ir J A ITH a firm foundation laid for next year, the football season for the year 1927 must be regarded a success in spite of the fact that it was most discouraging in point of games won. Against a losing record of six games, only one victory can be counted and that one in the final game on the regular schedule. The new athletic field was secured this year through the efforts of the Administration and the North Omaha Business Men ' s Association. The acquisition of this field marks an important step in the progress of athletic activities of the University of Omaha. The team should be remembered for another reason — the " never-say-die " spirit which led the squad enthusiastically into every game and came out of every defeat unquenched. It was a fighting team if not a winning team. Many difficulties faced Coach Bradfield throughout the year. A small squad, light, inexperienced, was further hurt by injuries and ineligibilities. The support from students and faculty was the best which the school has ever produced, and it is here that great hope for the future lies. School spirit will build teams; nothing else can. As long as student loyalty is shown, the prominence of athletics at the University of Omaha is increased. Game Scores Chadron . , . 117 Omaha 0 York 60 Omaha 0 Grand Island .... 20 Omaha 0 Wayne 28 Omaha 0 Central City .... 24 Omaha 0 0 Omaha 21 Amer. Bus. Col.. . 0 21 Fort Crook 21 Omaha 0 Fort Omalui .... 0 Omaha 20 Basketball TARTING the season with seven letter men, two playing their fourth year, prospects for a winning basketball team this year seemed especially bright. Yet, in the sixteen games played, the Cardinals failed to turn in a single victory. The season was heart-breaking all the way through. Games lost by a narrow margin — games won until the last few minutes of play, only to slip away — ineligibility — loss of letter men, one by one — all these things contributed to the disastrous results. Four different combinations were built up by Coach Bradfield during the year, each in turn to be wrecked just as soon as it gave promise of beginning to " click. " For the last few games, only two letter men were left on the squad. Under such circumstances, a winning record is hardly possible. Better luck next year! Game Scores Simpson 32 Midland 4S Simpson 40 Still 3r) Neb. Wesleyans ..16 Hastings 44 Kearney 29 Neb. Aggies 32 Hastings 34 Tarkio 2. ' j Neb. Aggies 19 Neb. Wesleyan . . . .33 Kearney 29 Midland 42 Still 27 Doane 21 Omaha Omalia 18 Omaha 23 Omaha 22 Omaha 34 Omaha 14 Omaha 7 Omaha 12 Omaha 24 Omaha 14 Omaha 13 Oma ' ia 14 Omaha 14 Omaha 12 Omaha 19 Omaha 14 .18 NDER the skillful direction of Miss Hilma Peterson the Univer- sity of Omaha girls ' basketball team romped through a season of victories which culminated in playing for the city title which, however, they lost by only a few points. Not one individual but the whole team playing with exceptional teamwork and co-operation was responsible for this unprecedented record. One of the most exciting games of the year was played with the Y. W. C. A. The two teams, evenly matched, battled to hold their city standing, with the Omaha girls finally winning by a score of 29-26. Such scores as 54-0, 46-2, 30-3, show that they had little difficulty in conquering most of their opponents. In the class tournaments the Sophomores proved victorious by defeating the Freshmen in the final game, 27-19. The members of the varsity team receiving letters are: Corinne Jensen, Captain .... forward Mildred Grace ....... Forward Merle Grace ...... -Forward Serena Morgan ....... Forward Leah Daubenheyer Happy Gathers Madeline Shipman Linda Bradway Mary Thomas HE individuals of the tribe at times had great joy among themselves and cele- brated many occa- sions. They danced to music and tom- toms and gathered together for the pow- wows, which lasted days at a time. Calendar of the Academic Year 1927-1928 September 14 Entrance Exams September 15-17 First Semester Registra- tions September 17 Sep ' tember 19 September 21 October 3 October 12 October 14 October 14 Freshman Elimination Exams School Began Convocation Extension Classes Beofan W. A. A. Hike First Quarter Reports Peter Pan Club Picnic November 2 November 16-23 Mid-semester Exams Y. M. C. A. Bonfire and Pep Meeting November 24-25 Thansksgiving Dec. 16 — Jan. 2 Christmas Vacation January 11 January 30 Third Quarter Reports 1 inal Examinations The striplings of the tribe ran the gauntlet. From far and near, gathered the families of the Big Tribe. We found many new members. A last test of the young ones before admit- tance to the Big Council Fire. Big Hunt for Knowledge — much small game brought down. Recognition of the new Chief of the Tribe. More untiring members of the Tribe, not content with day ' s struggle, hunted for rare game of Knowledge at night. The young girls of the Tribe held a " stag " hike. Much tribulation, bad signs seen on the horizon. Some striplings were very wor- ried. Young maidens, learning special care of little papooses, relax for a while. The braves of the Tribe lead the ceremony around a blazing altar. Council fires burned long in consultation. Some slink to outer ring about fire, away from glare. Great Thanksgiving Holiday, some thank- ful for having survived; others that more were not wiped out in the plague of the 16-23. No hunting; closed season on the rare game of knowledge. Another severe storm, leaving destruction in its wake, sometimes. Final examinations of the whole Tribe; no one exempted. C3 endM— continued February 1-3 February 3 February 6 February 22 March 7 March 9 Freshmen and Sophomore Registrations Senior Party Second Semester Y. M. and Y. W. Formal Reception First Quarter Reports Varsity Varieties March 28 — Apr. 4 Mid-semester Exams March 31 April 13 April 27 May 2 May 9 May 25 May 30 May 31 — June 6 June 5 June 7 June 8 Freshman Party Junior-Senior Banquet Opera Sneak Day Third Quarter Reports Gala Day Memorial Day Final Exams Faculty Reception for Graduates Nineteenth Annual Com- mencement Annual Alumni Banquet Vacation Those with enough strength remaining, stayed by the camp. The older members of the Tribe held a big Pow-Wow, glorying in their superiority. Hard upon the beaten trail — again. Two groups within the village hold heap big hoochum. Glad rags resurrected. Lightning strikes twice sometimes in same place. The Indians put on a review. In some re- spects it was as good as Ziegfeld — for Indians, of course! The little Indians begin to feel faint at mention of " Exams. " The striplings went wild. The younger ones honor the older members. Singing and fun with spirits. Tom-toms were resurrected — and noise! Ki-yi! Enough said. May the God of the Sun be praised ! Those were the last quarterlies. The Tribe chose their Queen and crowned her! — with flowers. The Tribe puts aside all work to revere those in the Happy Hunting Ground. Because of the promise of a summer free from care, the Tribe trips joyously to the exams. The medicine men of the Tribe honor the students who are ready to leave for the world afar — The Tribe presents again a group of mem- bers to the world. The last big feast of the year. The Tribe parts to go its various ways — Yip-i-yip — Ki-yi ! — Jane Gepson, ' 30. I Pace 108 Who ' s Who In 1950 Honored Upstarts and Fellow Conspirators: I have, after great expenditure of time, money and energy, secured an interview with each of the seniors who graduated from our fair University in 1928. I know that you will be interested to hear how Fortune has prospered them. My notes were in Sanscrit so you will pardon if the translation sounds senseless. Windham Bonham is up to his old tricks and tries to be the soul of versatility. He attempts to sing, if anyone will listen; he is sure to orate, if the opportunity offers; he believes that he can play eight or ten musical instru- ments, if his wind holds out; and he makes an awful slab at preaching. Vennice Blake started out to be a school marm, but such a drab life proved to be too much for her esthetic soul, and as she had always liked short skirts, she naturally took up cabaret dancing. She is at present dancing every night at the Pink Pig Pavilion, where the night life of Papillion is at its height. Margaret Fischer is a famous lawyer and platform lecturer on companionate marriage. Margy always did have a romantic streak and we now find that she is just like the sailor who had a sweetheart in every port ! She has a companionate husband in every town she visits. Since Annunciata Garrato ' s father and mother hailed from the Canary Islands, every- one knew that Nuncy was bound to become an operatic star, even though they didn ' t feed her on bird seed. Thomas Hill had firm intentions of slip- ping into the dignified ranks of the clergy until he met those vamping Zitzman girls who lured him from his chosen path of endeavor into the corrupt business world, his fate as junior member of a music company. Elizabeth Kuhn is a nationally and interna- tionally known history teacher and an intrepid prier into the mysteries of the past. It was always thought that in his pictures Napoleon, with his hand inside his vest, was busily scratching fleas, but Betsy has discovered that he was merely trying to rearrange his red flannels which were tickling him. Claude Leisure has tried his hand at every- thing. He started out on the road to medicine, but it must have rained or something — any- way, the road became impassable. He then taught school until the School Board found it out. Lorraine Mcllvaine surprised herself and everyone else by blossoming out as a full- fledged actress. At present, she is playing in a soul-stirring melodrama at the Gayety. Goldie Mitchell took a course in home ec- onomics and settled down to a life of quiet domesticity. She says that she is quite content to reign in her domicile and browse amongst the pots and pans. Josie Mott always cherished the idea that she had a big message for the weary world and so when her folks discovered that Africa is a continent of vast spaces, she was im- mediately shipped there so she could rave to her heart ' s content without disturbing anyone. Quiet little Merriam Rau has always been buggy about bugs and now she is teaching biology to a howling high school mob. Can you imagine Merriam yelling above the class- room tumult, " What does the poor centipede do when he loses a leg? Yes, that ' s right, Johnnie, he hobbles around on the other ninety-nine. " Dorothy Riddle has gone to heaven and makes the cutest little angel, with her round face and yellow hair. The proverbial gentle- man is said to prefer the traditional blonde, and old St. Peter likewise. Thelma Norris is still known as the girl with the infectious giggle. She is now cruis- ing about the country organizing giggling con- tests under the auspices of the Laughing Gas Society. Her sole aim is to produce bigger and better gigglers. Harold Pcercy is still interested in sociology and has been awarded the degree of D. Q., Doctor of Questionnaires, by every university in the world. He has made some astounding discoveries with his questionnaires and lately has revealed that the famous Belching Hares of Belchium do not use their tails for powder puffs. In her days at Omaha LIni, Ruth Seay was noted for reckless driving and used to make it up to Science Hall in nothing flat. The mania for driving has grown on her and now she is known as " Dare Devil Ruth. " the Hair Raising Auto Polo Player. Nellie Shelley is so old-fashioned that she is still living with her first husband. She is as crazy about dramatics as ever and each pay day she makes her husband rehearse the mar- riage ceremony over with her. Philip Van Luven was always a free thinker and a believer in the free interpretation of re- ligion, but lately he has " been getting freer and freer until he even believes in free love. Walter Woerner always was a fruity sort of an egg and although some people said that he was a peach, others affirmed that he was a lemon and still others insisted that he was the razzberries. This is beginning to sound like banana-oil, but however that may be, Walt is now a prominent educator and he is in Hawaii with the rest of the pineapples. Charles W ood showed great promise as a chemist even in his callow youth, although he never could learn to sleep in a test-tube with any degree of comfort and security. He has been doing research and claims to have per- fected a reaction between hexamthyl pararo- saniline and B-parahydroxypgenyl-A-amino- propionicanhydride. Chuck maintains that he can make it do anything but say " Papa. " — Warner Boivers, ' 29. Page 109 1 Hoots From An Old Owl Alpha Sigma Lambda was founded in 1919 and at that time there were no active chapters i f the other two frats. The alums of each tried to get the founders to become actives of their frats but the Alpha Sig founders had higher ideals (?) and started a frat of their own. being satisfied to start in the depths of the social sea rather than ride on the crest of some one else ' s wave. The Alpha Sigs are the would-be intellectuals, and they have deep dis- cussions of marriage and what not at their meetings. They always have most of the lab assistants and readers. They don ' t go in for politics officially, but this year they have a few of the offices on the campus. The boys have a reputation for being slow, but we know different — still water runs deep and those who are quiet about their wild parties are usually the ones who really have them. They all try to look wise, but they aren ' t. Can you beat it — the Alpha Sigs have finally acquired a sort of social wave of their own. icalizing that the passport to the elite is through " les femmes. " Two of their ou stan 1- ing men about the campus were bold emugh to escort two Kappas to the .Junior-Senior banqu?t and the funny part of it was that the Kappas seemed to enjoy it! By the way. these rollicking boys are losing an " old pal, " the original sleeping: iMrses of the school. Even the slowest may in time at- tain a B. A. How ' s your plowing? Gamma Sigma Omicron was founded in 1925. It was originally composed of home-loving souls who did not specialize in sex appeal. The girls were unable to get along very fast as the baby of the Greek family until they man- aged to snare their present president. She put them on the map and now they are up and coming. And since she recovered from " sa grande passion " of last year she has been especially prominent in campus activities. Even the Gamma Sigs have a Cleo — patra who has intrigued the notice of a dashing Phi Sig alumnus, so you see even they can develop S. A.! The feminine business manager of the Gale- way is one of their most attractive girls. She possesses that " come-on " look. Furthermore, they have the girl with a curl — need more be said? The sorority certainly had its effect on one lassie, a sweet young thing with big blue eyes, who has taken to wearing an anklet and occasionally red earrings. But what ho — have you heard about a fresh- man who sings a lot, winning her way into Chuck Mathews ' heart? Watch out. Phi Delts! Kai ' pa Psi Delta was founded in 1915. The founders were originally Sig Chi ' s. but like Satan and his friends, they became disgruntled because they couldn ' t run things and so they brr)ke out of Paradise and started a little Hell of their own — and they have been raising it ever since. They used to try to be high hat and prided themselves on it but this year they have declined almost to the point of democ- racy. The girls are mostly very " pure, " al- ihcugh they would like to be thought a trifle immoral! The girls are very radical and will s ' )( nsnr aiiyt!iiii2 that promises notoriety. Note the riot causeH by the bathing beauty chorus. The sorority has almost become an art club. Jusi before initiation three girls had the false coiiviciion that they loved their art more than the sorority but behold what a president ' s tears can do! Two were initialed hut the third failed a second time to make the Kappa ' s 80% average. To show what democracy does, have you heard that their " fascinating Cleopatra " i ? ) ac- tually won four places in the popularity con- ies;? Why not give the sisters a chance? Believe it or not, the Kappas and Sig Chi ' s got together and supported each other in a recent election and when the .Sig Chi ' s refused point blank to support the raving beauty the Kappas wanted to run. they compromised and put up a girl who met with everyone ' s 0. K. Phi Dklta Psi was fou ided in 1923. There is great rivalry between the Pi Os and Phi Delts because they were both founded in the same year. Each tries to outdo the other. The Phi Delts led the lace for several years but this year it is neck and neck with the Pi Os a little ihe best iieckers. The girls won the Pan- Hellenic scholarship cup presented by the Alplia Sigs three years ago but no one has had the ambition to figure up the grades since then and so it has not been awarded. The Phi Delts got a poor bargain on their first semester pledges but they did a little better this lime with one or two exceptions. The Phi Delts would be almost a minus quantity if it were not for a certain senior girl who just managed to get to be this year ' s May Queen. They did pledge a girl who trips the light ( ? ) fanlaslic and thus makes a name for herself — in abbreviated costumes. We ' ll have to hand it to them though — in a little competition between a Phi Delt and a Sig Chi for the President of the Student Coun- cil the Phi Delt picked up the marbles. One of their girls with a romantic name who lives out of town came back to school this semester. She takes a good picture and man- ages more dales than her sisteis with the ex- ception of the best-looking girl in school. The Phi Delts. realizing that it was time to blossom, broke forth into bloom w ith the Pan- Hellenic Tea on May sixth. Phi Sigma Phi was founded in 1910. It was originally an athletic club, but now the or- ganization is decrepit with age. They are united to defy all authority and to break all the Pan-Hellenic rules. This spirit would be [ Page 110 Hoots From An Old O nX— continued admirable if it were not so anti-social. They have always run athletics and look where they have run them — into the ground. Whenever the Phi Sigs go out for anything, everyone else drops nut and lets them ruin it. The frat used to have distinction, but now it almost has extinction. Their rating is simply deceased. I say boys, where is your conceit, do the three muskete?rs slill hold a monopoly on it? The majority seem to have no S. A. When a fellow can ' t even get a girl to dance w ' ith him in the " ' Has ' i " " but has to dance with a frat brother -ijeople begin to wonder in spite of the fact that the dear old Phi Sigs hand out their pins like doughnuts. It took two Phi Sig pins to make a showing with one little sorority girl. How- ever, one basket ball beauty is content with only one pin. ' Tis rumored that they are going to loss one slick man next year. Too bad it takes on - one year of college to make a cunning boot- legger. One brother, not being such a wow on the frvidiron. has taken to " Pearl-diving " wdth the devoted assistance of a certain twin, thereby lurning the Hash-house kitchen inlo a sanctum for the favored few. Pi Omega Pi w as fouiide:! in 1923. They started with a very slow and unpromising bunch and for several yea s iif one even kneiv that they were in existeni e on iJie campus. In the last two years they have pulled off some clever pledging and have showed quite a burst of speed. Some of the other sororities would do well to snap out of it and look to their laurels, if any. The Pi Os played their first tiump card this season by taking in an honorary member of prestige — the power behind the throne, and. although they took this they have lost a blasted lot by their marked favoritism to the male sex. We ' ve heard that some of them have even gone so far as to invade fraternity sessions and it is a known fact that they allow fellows to interrupt their Pi O meetings by coming in unasked, dancing with the girls and what not. What a way to try to be exclusive! A talented miss who is always orating her way around has brought a bit of notoriety to the sorority. At one time she was exhibiting trophies of conquest from three different men. The Pi Os must have been impressed by the Sig Chis ' advertising campaign for their bene- fit bridge, because they adopted the same method with some elaboration. The other sororities have learned a trick or two of manu- factuiing for the future, but actions speak much louder than words. Sigma Chi Omicron was founded in 1915. It was the first sorority and woe be unto the un- fortunate freshman who even insinuates that their organization is not as old as Alethusela himself. They try to ape the Kappas and since I he Kappas have officially dropped the Phi Sigs. the Sig Chis have taken them under their wings. The actives love to prattle about their hundred alums but the aforementioned alums are not so noticeably wild about the actives. The dear girls certainly broke their necks trying to make friends with the Phi Sigs but the only thing they have in common is trouble with their freshmen. However, we will say lhat the Sig Chis can pick the twins that rate ace-high. Most of the other girls had best not be talked about. Their president s disposition is unusually tem- peramental, but the sorority seems to get along anyway. H has been very sweet to the Th eta ' s " big ham " but he apoea-s to be in- separable from the " good egg " who is presi- dent of another sorority. One little black-haired, pert junior, wdiose speed in making friends is almr;st as rapid as her speech, always has a pleasant word for everyone. We advise some of the younger members to make her their example. Theta Phi Delta was organized in 1914 as an anti-Phi Sig club. The actives don ' t seem lo know the date of founding, who the found- ers were, or anything about the frat. They have no aim or purpose and their active chap- ter changes more than any other f ' at. They are n-;t the worst frat. but still, they can ' t seem to be the best either. The trouble is i;hat they pledge by the carload without ref- erence to quality. Example is a cerla-n asinine brrlher of some alumnu? this year. There are usually at least three distinct inner factions in the frat. They have always been the school politicians but they can ' t seem to boast so very many offices. They only have one real man on the campus. One man in the fraternity, though he runs the whole frat and engages in lots of activi- ties on the campus still retains his " niceness. " Also, he seems lo be successfully competing with a prominent Alpha Sig, but one can never prophesy the probable results where a fair maid ' s heart is concerned. The Thetas haven ' t been able to give many parties I his year because they spent all their money in a mad effort to get a big drag on the campus by getting the " king. " Their ef- forts brought f.uit, trala trala, but what ho. no partiality has been shown. Poor boys! The boys certainly rush to get rid, of their pins. Perhaps the pins are too weighty for the lads to wear now that pearls have appeared around the fraternity emblem. The man who drives the best car in the frat used to hang his pin for safe keeping, ' tis lumored. but now it is hung for love, which the Kappas can testify to after consuming " yards " of his candy. Page 111 J Captives of the Grove by F. Kelsey This is a fairy story; a tale of a lovely girl who had a spell cast upon her and was changed into something horrid, and a happy boy who turned into an unhappy man. But the one who lold it to me did not know it for a fairy story; being mortal, he called it a bit of local gossip, and because it is a story without time or place, and very old, I recognized it as a bit of folk- lore. It begins with a seaside grove, and ends there — 1 am not sure that it ever got out of the grove. This bit of straggling woodland is no dark place of mystery, awful with Druid sac- rifices; nor yet like the enchanted forests haunted by Oberon and Titania; just a bright spot of mingled sun and shade, with high- branching trees that wave and nod in the sally breeze. A passerby might hear murmurings in this glade: a muted symphony of rustling leaves, the buzzing of bees and pipings of in- sects, with the booming surf marking time like lazy beatings of a muffled drum, and this music might charm his soul. But if he were mortal, he would say it was only crickets and bees and shaking leaves, with waves breaking on the nearby shore; he would laugh at you and me for calling it elfin music. Near this grove lived a boy whose age was uncertain ; I should say he was too young to be a man, and too old to be a child. The grove was his because he made it so, because he knew its secrets, loved its music, and went there to make music of his own. a poor sort of music, certainly; but his heart was in tune with that soft symphony of life heard there. He wore rough clothing — I fear we should call him common — but his face was bright, and I sometimes think as I recall his story that he was an immortal being. The Boy ' s mother was a sympathetic woman, not extraordinary, that is sure, and probably not immortal like her son, as such things have been known to be before — consult your mythol- ogies. Whatever her lack, she knew, like moth- ers the world around, that the Boy was not of this world, and, like all mothers, she would have liked to keep him so. However, being fairly strong in understanding, she did not imagine that fahe could hold him very long in this state unless she made an angel out of him. Still, I think she might have done better for the Boy. She did not teach him enough of what are called the practical things of life. To have clipped his wings in the usual way would have been less ideal, but would have caused less trouble in the end. When, where and how the Boy met the Girl is a clouded matter. If you prefer the village- Guilfoil gossip version of this tale, you will accept some such prosy notion as that he first saw her when on an errand at her home — deliver- ing potatoes or milk, likely. If you like your romance according to pattern, it was a chance meeting in the grove and love in a flash. Per- sonally, I think the fairies or elves, or what- ever the creatures are that attend to such things, brought them together. Nothing could be more plausible. The fairies have a way of looking after their own. At any rate, leaving the Little People out of it entirely, we know the Boy and the Girl did meet in the grove; if not the first time, many times after that. You see, they, were beinji iust alike, and she was no more mortal than he. His hair was golden and glinted in the sun; hers was brown, rich and warm and in their faces there was not a trace of the world. You cannot in any other way account for their liking each other. Her parents were what people call rich; that is to say, they had possessions and pride. His parents were what men call poor; that is, they had few goods and no rank at all. If they both had not been ii tune with the slow symphony of nature, there would have been only a glance or two between them. The Boy taught the Girl songs, but he did not have to teach her singing, for that she already knew. He showed her the birds ' nests, and how the wild creatures lived — all the little wonders of his domain. Words were few be- tween them, for they had small need of words; nature spoke to them and through them. Kisses there must have been, surely; but you must let your imagination decide whether those were hands clasped, to seek out the mysteries of an essential. I like to think that as they knelt, ant-hill or watched the drifting flight of a but- terfly, the bond between them was so strong it needed no kisses for a seal. Shall there be kisses in paradise? How long these dryads might have gone on, souls linked and hearts enchained. I do not know. Forever and ever, for all eternity — that was the promise of immortality. Living and loving, they could not die. I often think that they did not. and that they still dwell in that bright, wind-swept grove, hands clasped, eyes bright, and hearts beating in the eternal rhythm of nature. But the world could not let them be. The Girl came one day to the grove with slow step and a changed face. Over the brightness had come a cloud, as though a mask had been lirawn on, hiding her loveliness. When the t Pa(;e IVi Captives of the Grove— continued Boy saw her. he knew that she was changing, and felt the first pang of fear. In broken words she told him. Her parents were sending her away to a far country to get that schooling considered necessary to pride and place. To a far country, where riches abounded and men walked with lust-worn faces, where wealth was piled on wealth in an effort to make grandeur serve in place of beauty; it was there her parents would send her to grow more like them. As she talked, their sweet communion rose again, and the Boy was able to comfort her a little. Was he not hers and she his, forever and ever, through all eternity? Life could not fail them while love endured. And so they parted, closer in the parting than they had been together. That final clasp, that one last kiss, were as a covenant set for ageless mem- ory. They did not know that they were pris- oners of the grove forever; they never sus- pected that they could not leave it and live. If this story were not true, it could be told as the romancers have told it, with valiant struggles to escape from the meshes of the world. The Boy could have become a knight, to deliver his lady from the castle where Death held her a captive; there would have been feats of arms, and dragons slain, the knight claiming his reward in the end. There is nothing so fanciful in this story. The Boy did not know how to free his lady — he was a child of simple nature, and such he remained to the end. Only the letters that passed between them — heart-hungry letters — marked their despairing efforts to clasp hands again. His letters were brief and awkward ; hers were tender and warm. I think he might have held her if some kindly sprite had taught him to write a message of love, but the fairies in the grove know nothing of letter writing. Her missives came often at first, rich and sweet in their promises, but as time passed they grew colder and more worldly, and came less often. The Boy noted the change with sinking heart and, powerless to stop it, saw a soul fade before his eyes. At last the letters stopped. As it is always with one bereaved, the Boy was numb to his loss. He could not believe the end had come, for there had been no good- bye, no words to mark a finish. He persisted for a time in thinking it could not be, that another letter would come and she would be restored to him, just as we often fancy we can hear again the familiar footstep or the well- loved voice. But no word came, though the Boy wrote letter after letter in a desperate endeavor to rouse the Girl from her sleep. At last the Boy saw the Girl ' s father, a well- dressed, kindly man who took pride in the way he provided for his family. I would not have you think the Father a villain. True, he played the part, but not at his own direction. To the elder man it was chance meeting, although the Boy had waited long for the encounter. At first the Father was a little bewildered by the Boy ' s incoherent questions concerning the girl. Whether he knew or suspected the relations between the Boy and the Girl, is hard to tell, but it was part of his code and breeding to assume that the question was but a neighborly inquiry. He answered casually, as a gentleman might. ' ' Oh, the Girl! Yes. she is well; nearly through school now. " " When is she coming back? " gasped the Boy. " She is not coming back; at least, not for the present. " Then, as though the matter re- quired explanation, even though none was due ihe Boy. he added: " She plans to be married as soon as she is through. To the son of a prominent family. We are delighted. " I should not have cared to see the Boy ' s face then. It hardened; it aged; the bright promise of immortality grew dim. and so he became a man. He clenched his teeth, and to the Father he said nothing, but to himself he whispered: " It is the end; they have made her mortal. " Then something ithin him went dead, and he knew himself to be mortal, too. In the grove near the sea there still lingers the faint scent of the trees and wild flowers. The bees are still there, and the crickets, the butterflies, and bright-eyed squirrels. Through it sighs and hums the same dim elfin music. And sometimes I think the real Boy and Girl are still there. The Otimhan staff thanks Mr. Guilfoil of the rhetoric and journalism departments for the use of his original short story. Pace 113 ] Smoke " Friends. Greeks. Barbs (arians). lend me your ears! " expostulated Chief Erudite Judge (Warner Bowers), in the court of " Bring your case to me; I ' ll finish it, " early one morning in June, or perhaps Jean, or Jane. " Now, do you all solemnly swear to tell the truth, to tell anything but the truth, and to tell the hole truth? If so, raise your write hand above your head and say ' Ah! ' " continued Chief E. J. Chief E. J.: " The first case to be brought up this morning is real stuff, and has to do with Chief Lazy-Going Al (Aden). He is charged (on the dollar-a-week plan), by Chieffess Perfect-Wreck Dorothy (Peirce) of having terribly mutilated her during the evening of the Theta House Party. Chief Lazy Al, have you anything to say for yourself? " Chief Lazy Al, (acting natural, that is to say, blushing) : " Well, I was, er, I was, er, er. ah— " Chief Drive-A-Wreck (Nelson Woodson) : " He was learning to hot-foot it around the dance floor, yer royal highness. " Chief E. J.: " Oh, ye unworthy jury, do you here and now pronounce him guilty, or other- wise? " Jury: " Otherwise! We ' ve all been through it! Let the defendant pay the plaintiff ex- penses (two car checks), and case dismissed! " Chief E. J.: " In that case, let ' s have an- other case! " ( A small, dark-haired girl steps timidly for- ward. ) Chief E. J.: " What do you call yourself, sweet maiden, and what have you against this merry world of ours? " Plaintiff: " Chieffess Mad-At- ' Em Ruth (Mont- gomery), Judge, the students at Omaha Uni have ruined my reputation, ' cause they voted me worst flirt, and I ' m not. I ' m only second worst, and I ' m suing for 125,000, and I think I ought to get it. So there! " Chief E. D.: " Another pretty hot case, me- thinks. Oh, jury of mine, be not too harsh, but don ' t be afraid to say what you think! " Jury: " Guilty! Not innocent! We just saw the plaintiff wink at Chief Gee-I ' m-Handsome- By-George (Boehle r). " Chief E. D.: " My, my, is that a fact? We ' ll have to hold this over and open the next case. " CJhirf Here-I-Am-A-Caveman (Carol White- iiouse) : " It seems that it concerns Chief Work- ' Em-Hard-Julius (Read-Her, not Seize- Her), and Chieffess Four-At-A-Blow-I ' m-Not- So-.Slow-Lolly (Jensen). I accuse these two of being two cents in the hole on the annual, and ' tis said that those very same two cents were spent for chewing gum! " Chief E. D.: " Oh, gee, me, me, this is awful; this is terrible; it ' s an outrage! Jury be len- ient! " Jury: " Aye, aye, ship ahoy, sir! We say their jaws, as well as their brains, needed a little re- laxation, your honor. And furthermore, let the school take the two cents from the fund marked ' miscellaneous ' . " Chief E. J.: " By golly, you ' re right! We ' ll have to have another case on that! " Chief See-How-Tough-I-Am (Walter Woer- ner) : " Chieffess Work-All-Night-Editor-Olga (Plouzek), you are sued by the janitor for $34.97, for doctor bills. " Chieffess Ed: " But all I did was stick gum under my desk! " Chief E. J.: " Well, that ' s the reason; it must have been slightly stale! Verdict? " Jury: " Gosh, some puzzle! However, we beg of you, let the defendant buy the plaintiff a package of gum, and call it square, or anv shape you wish. " Chief E. J.: " Gentlemen of the jury, say something quick! The atmosphere in this room is quite close! " Jury: " Amen. " Chief E. J.: " ' Ah, women ' would be more like it. However, that is none of my business. I ' m getting paid for what I say, and not for what I think. (This said with a " Look me over, co-eds I ' m as bright as I am handsome " air). The next case concerns Chieffess I- Wanta-Get-Thin-Niles (Ellen), and Chieffess Gotta-Have-My-Weight-Norene ( Frankenberg- er). Will the first chieffess please explain the case? " Chieffess Ellen: " One day over in the drug store, Chieffess Norene and I were both buying lunch. They had one deviled ham sandwich and one deviled egg sandwich. Now, I ' m re- ducing, but Chieffess Norene took the egg sandwich. Since doctor put me on a vegetable diet, I had to eat meat or starve, and gained two pounds. Therefore, I claim the doctor did no good, and I ' m suing her for his bilL " Chief E. J.: " Jury, try to collect these frag- ments of thoughts, and give your verdict. " Jury (After several minutes of thinking, even if Helen Marks was on the jury) : " We guess so ! " — Ruth Shellington, ' 31. I Pace 114 By the Wayside A pale rose swayed at the wayside, As a gentle, roving wind Caressing her in passing. Breathed admiration kind. ' Twas a weary little gesture. And her petals fell like tears. In silent grief for the face of a friend, Who passed by with the years. — Irene Sturdevant. Late Summer Fantasy 1. A leafy, vaulted, murmuring roof, 2. A distant bird call faint but clear, A subtle, warm-breathed, breezy sigh. A ' floating softly back to you. Green hills and valleys way off there. Still, shady byways, beckoning, And up above the lazy sky. And sky, deep blue a ' showing through. 3. An odor in the drifting wood-smoke, A gentle tang a ' warning all. The sweetness of the last of summer, The promise of the first of fall. — Irene Sturdevant. The Old Homestead I was out to see the old homestead today: But it wasn ' t quite the same, Since the old folks went away. I missed Grandma with her ever cheery smile. And Grandpa tellin ' stories all the while. It ' s been a year since she left — Grandpa not so long; But he just wasn ' t satisfied — After she was gone. Didn ' t know I ' d miss ' em like I did. When I saw that old house going slowly to decay, Sure made me feel sorry that the old folks were away. There was just one lone apple on the tree, (It may sound kind o ' funny). But I knew Grandpa ' d saved it there for me. Grandpa said she kept a callin ' , wantin ' him to come, Till at last he got his summons, and left the good old home. Gee, I felt all choked, ' nd didn ' t have a word to say, ' Cause it made me sad, that the old folks had gone away. Written on the old mission house at Bellevue, Nebraska, which was erected in 1854 for the residence of the Reverend William Hamilton, a Presbyterian minister who came to Bellevue as a missionary in 1853. It later became the home of the author ' s grandparents. Also it was in this house that Nebraska ' s first governor (Governor Burt) lived and died. — Cecilia Faun Nichols. Page 115 ] Scalping CASE FOR HANDCUFFS Helen Jane Dunkin — ' " Do you believe in companionate marriage? " Ruth Montgomery — " No, my boy friend has a steady job. " MAMMA ' S SO UNREASONABLE! Mrs. Vliet — " Couldn ' t you let that skirt down a little Virginia? It ' s just an inch below your garter. " Virginia — " F ' heaven ' s sake, do you want me to look like a monk? " CORRECT The teacher had been giving a lecture to his class on modern inventions. " Can any of you, " he said, " tell me of any- thing of importance which did not exist fifty years ago? " Harry Gamble — " Me, " exclaimed the bright- est pupil. TRIPLE-TONGUED Duane Hutchinson — " IT-I 1-1-1-ove y-y-you! " Merle Grace — " Say it again! " Duane — " M-my gosh! I-I said it t-t-three times t-t-the first t-time. " FORTUNE TOO FICKLE Gale Davis — " I don ' t know which girl to take to the game. " Neil Chapman — " Why don ' t you flip a coin? " Gale — " I did, but it didn ' t come out right. " Merle Mennie — " Girl friend, I ' m through. You are absolutely without principle. " Grayce Larson — " You must admit, however, that when you first saw me, I drew quite a bit of interest. " Al Aden — " You are the breath of my life! " Delpha I — " Did you ever try holding your breath? " IN VOGUE Larvin R. — " What kind of dress did Helen Baker wear at the party last night? " Morrie T. — " I don ' t remember. I think it was checked. " Larvin R. — - " SAY, what kind of a party was that? " VETERAN CAMPAIGNER Frank Owen — " Mister Stidham, er — that is. I would like to er — that is, I mean I have been going with your Helen for five years. " Mr. Stidham — " Well, whadda you want — a pension? " HEARD THE NEWS Miss Gould — " Do you know Shakespeare well? " Lolly Jensen — " G ' wan, you can ' t kid me; Shakespeare is dead. " Ruth Shellington — " On such a night as this you proposed to me, Harry. " Harry Jones — " Yes, rotten night, isn ' t it? " Dorothy Peirce — " Where in the world did you get that horrible necktie? " Fred Peirce — " The laugh ' s on you. You gave it to me last Christmas. " THIS WAY OUT, PLEASE! Floyd Wilson — " When I proposed to Alice Foltz she laughed at me. " Wes Race — " She ' s a silly child. She laughs at the most stupid things. " Coach Brad — " Picture to me the lonesomest situation you can conjecture. " Warner Bowers — " Well, about the lone- somest thing I know of would be a safety razor in Russia. " DUCKING THE MOB Mildred Grace — " But I thought this place was always crowded. " Charlie Mallinson — " It usually is between seven and eight, but I believe in coming late to avoid the rush that comes early to avoid the rush. " THE OLD AND THE NEW " I wonder, " said the old lady at the dance, " I wonder what has become of the girl who used to drop her eyes, raise her face, and say: ' You must ask papa. ' " Elizabeth Curtis — " She has a daughter who says, ' Shove her into high, kid! The old man ' s gainmg on us SAFETY FIRST Ellen and Hugo were out driving. Hugo had one arm around Ellen, when the car hit a bump and skidded. " Oh, Hugo, " gasped Ellen, " use two hands. ' ' " Can ' t, " says Hugo, grimly. " Gotta drive with one! " BEATING THE GAME M s. Maya — " Aren ' t you happy now that the furniture people are willing to let you pay for the furniture by installments? " Prof. Maya — " I should be if they ' d let me pay the installments by inslallments. " Olga P. — " Why are you running that steam- roller thing over that field? " Farmer — " I ' m going to raise mashed pota- toes this year. " [ Pace 116 HE Omahans told sto- ries of their activities by picture writing of signs, symbols and figures. It was thus that thrilling legends were preserved and passed on to their children and to their childrens ' children. Page 117 ] ADVERTISEPIEriTS HELP BUILD OMAHA BIGGER AND BETTER PATRONIZE OMAHA OWNED STORES Education is the Foundation of Democracy Upon the foundation of education depends the future of our country, our democracy, our civilization. By education we know, we see, we understand and we appreciate. The University of Omaha is playing an impor- tant role in the education of the youth of Omaha. It is providing an institution of higher learn- ing in Omaha for many who could not go elsewhere. The Nebraska Power Company congratulates the Omaha University for the splendid work it is doing. 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OMAHA p E 0 N Y P A R K E 0 N Y P A R K P 0 N Y P A R K P E N Y P A R K P E 0 Y P A R K P E 0 N P A R K P E 0 N Y P A R K P E 0 N Y A R K P E 0 N Y P R K P E 0 N Y P A K P E 0 N Y P A R P E 0 N Y P A R K IT ' S NO PUZZLE— To Get the Best in SWIMMING DANCING PICNICKING 77th and Dodge School Supplies AT Wholesale Prices Omaha School Supply Co. " Everything for Schools " Omaha, Nebr. to save receives the same consid- eration, the same careful protec- tion, the same generous 5%, Compounded Semi-Annually as the man with $5,000.00 at the Omaha Loan and Building Association Baked Fresh Every Day In Omaha ' s Snow White Bakery ITENS fairy; CRACKERS ' ITENS , CAKES COOKIES; ITENS CRACKERS And FRESH at Your Grocer ' s Always Ask for ITEIS ' S by Name UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA IS on-Sectarian Co-Educational Fall Term Opens Sept. 17 DEPARTMENTS: COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT TWO YEARS OF ENGINEERING TEACHERS ' TRAINING SCHOOL Kindergarten Primary Department Grammar Grade, High School PRE-MEDICAL DEPARTMENT SCHOOL OF LAW SCHOOL OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT OF EXPRESSION EXTENSION DEPARTMENT SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AND FINANCE Special Night Classes SEND FOR CATALOG UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA 24TH AND PRATT STREETS OMAHA, NEBR. PHONE WE. 4845 Concrete Engineering Co. Manufacturers, Fabricators, Distributors of Ceco Steel Products for . Reinforced Concrete and Fireproof Construction CECO STEEL AND WIRE CO. and CECO METAL WEATHERSTRIP CO. Divisions of CONCRETE ENGINEERING CO. Manufacturers, Fabricators, Distributors of Fence, Fence Posts, Nails, Barbed and Smooth Wire, Corrugated and Flat Sheets, Sheet Metal Products, Weatherstrips and Screens 1141 North 11th St. Phone JA. 5685 Omaha, Nebraska PREFERRED gentlemen prefer clothes conservative, yet in keeping with the style trend of Univer- sity men, expressed by V John A. Rylen Son Worsteds and Homespuns 1709 Douglas St. Our Battery of Linotypes will hurry that job of printing and also save you money! Avail yourself of this advantage. Law Brief Printers Omaha Lino-Slug Company Commercial Printers Phone JAckson 2265 412 S. 12th St. PENNANTS — ARMBANDS Monograms — Initials on Sweaters Everything in Felt Work Reproduced Pleating — Embroidery Hemstitching Cloth Buttons, Etc. Very Prompt Service The Ideal Button and Pleating Co. riOO-315 Brown Bldg., 205 S. 16th Street Phone JAckson 1936 A Word of Appreciation E wish to thank the Facuhy and Students of the University of Omaha for their very liberal pat- ronage this year and hope to merit a continuance of the same. We give special rates on Photographs the year around to students. Those who have not called are invited to visit our New and Beautiful Studio in the Securities Building. SKOGLUND STUDIO 16th and Farnam Streets 2nd Floor Securities Bldg. Entrance on 16th St. Phone JA. 137. ' JOHANSON DRUG CO. " University Drug Store " Graduate Pharmacist STATIONERY CONFECTIONERY PHOTO SUPPLIES 24th and Spaulding WEbster 0942 Hat Cleaning and Blocking Ladies ' Hats a Specialty Expert SHOE REPAIRING We Use Only Highest Grade Leathers, Applied by Skilled Workmen, With Modern Machinery MASTOS BROS. Just Around the Corner From 16th and Harney JAckson 1261 1520 Harney Street VAN SANT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS In Its 37th Year ALL YEAR COEDUCATIONAL DAY AND EVENING Entire Third Floor Kennedy Bldg. Entrance 205 S. 19th St. JA. 5890 IT IS A PLEASURE TO DO BUSINESS WITH PLEASANT PEOPLE.... This is the kind of atmosphere you will find among the em- ployes of the Peters National Bank and Peters Trust Company Compliments of H. O. WILHELM COMPANY " Builders of Thrift " State Agents Northwestern National Life Insurance Company 318 South 19th Street Omaha, Nebraska SYSTEMATIC SAVING Money is an absolutely tireless worker, and if conserved will eventually produce enough to care for you in adversity or old age. Open a savings account with us (by mail if more convenient ) and save Systemat- ically. Your account will be increased by the addition of semi-annual dividends. Take care of your money and some day it tvill take care of you. THE CONSERVATIVE SAVINGS and LOAN ASSOCIATION 1614 Harney Street, Omaha |[E0DI Why the University of Omaha chose Us as their Printers I ECAUSE they believed that we would produce just the kind of a book we said we would. Because we were large enough to turn out a volume of good work delivered on time, and small enough to give our work that personal attention necessary to good work, that was sometimes lacking in larger Printing Shops. Skilled mechanics in every department meant some- thing to them. The most accurate, speediest labor- saving machinery helped their decision — and we had it. We were able to help them plan, visualize and give them advanced ideas on the kind of a book, — that kind of a book — that put all of their hopes and dreams in con- crete, visible form. We can do the same for you. Let us talk it over. No obligation. QUALITY PRINTERS DESIGNERS OF DIRECT MAIL LITERATURE 114 NORTH 14TH STREET OMAHA, NEB. THE BRINN AND JENSEN CO. 1108-1110-1112 Harney Street OMAHA, NEBR. WHOLESALE PAPER, TWINE, STATIONERY, ETC. Sole Distributors of STERLING SCHOOL SUPPLIES In this line we feature " Sterling " notebook paper, always uniform and smooth-writing. Know it by the " Sterling " watermark. At all times we have a large stock of PAPER HATS CONFETTI CREPE PAPER BALLOONS NOISEMAKERS, ETC. FIREWORKS EXHIBITIONS $25.00 to $1,000.00 HEBDI Signatures U of 0 Song U of 0, we ' re here to boost 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. Omaha, we praise forever, U of 0. Omaha, for you we ' re boosting; Best town in the land; Health with measure, wealth and pleasure, Joy on every hand. North and south, both east and west. Everywhere we roam, Omaha we love so well — it ' s home, sweet home. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES UNIVERSITY OF OIMAHA nn JOHN JACOBS MEMORIAL GYMNASIUM Thursday Evening, June 7, 1928 Eight O ' clock nn Processional " March " Mendelssohn Orchestra " America " Audience Invocation ...... Rev. Julius F. Schwarz, D. D. Soprano Solo " Selected " Mrs. Louise Jansen Wylie Address — " The Crystallization of a Courageous Vision. " Prp:sident Wettstone Trio — " At the Brook " . Boisdeffre Presentation of the Class of 1928 . Dean W. Gilbert James Conferring of Degrees and special Honors W. A. Gordon, President of the Board " Light Cavalry Overture " von Suppe Orchestra Benediction. U. of O. Song Audience ORCHESTRA Violin Madge Sutphen Piano Mrs. Karl R. Werndorf Cello Belle West Trombone W. H. McNichols Clarinet Fred Johnson Trumpet Joe Nekodal

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