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

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Editor in Chief RUTH GRENVILLE Business Manager JOHN KOZAK FOREWORD AN ERA CLOSES ... an era is about to begin. To this volume falls the task of por- traying not only our final year at the present campus but also the eagerness with which we all look forward to occupying our new and larger campus in the near future. STAFF Editor in Chief RUTH GRENVILLE Assistant Editor MARJORIE DISBROW Associate Editor KATHRYN JOHNSON Associate Editor LLOYD LEE Write-Up Editor MARGERY NOE Write-Up Assistant ENID CROWDER Write-Up Assistant MARY JANE DAVISSON Art Editor AGNETA JENSEN Feature Writer EOLA LIEBEN Activities Editor MARY HARKNESS Greeks Editor ELLEN CORZINE Sports Editor GEORGE THREADGILL Sports Assistant ANN RAYMOND Photograph Editor BETTY ARNOLD Snapshot Editor ARDITH HUDSON Business Manager JOHN KOZAK Advertising Manager LUCILLE HURLBUT Advertising Assistant RUTH WEMMER Circulation Manager HOWARD GREENWALD CONTENTS FACULTY SENIORS UNDERCLASSMEN ATHLETICS GREEKS ACTIVITIES ADVERTISING W ' fii ' rrt-r r n-.. DEDICATION THIS, the second volume of the TOMAHAWK of the Municipal University of Omaha, we dedicate to our Board of Regents, through whose combined efforts our goal of a more adequate university has been realized. BOARD OF REGENTS Chairman MR. FRANK T. B. MARTIN Vice-Chairman MR. HIRD STRYKER Secreta ry DR. FLOYD J. MURRAY Treasurer MR. W. DALE CLARK MRS. JAMES E. BEDNAR MR. DE EMMETT BRADSHAW MR. H. A. JACOBBERGER MR. A. D. MAJORS COLONEL GEORGE A. SKINNER THE OLD UNIVERSITY A GROUP OF PUBLIC -SPIRITED CITIZENS, motivated by the desire to establish a non-sectarian and co educational institution of higher hberal, professional, and technical training in the metropolitan area, created a Board of Trustees in the summer of 1908 and caused it to be incorporated as the University of Omaha in the fall of that same year. Public approval was so aroused that the University immediately purchased a tract of land known as the Redick Reserve in North Omaha; Mrs. M. O. Maul donated the John Jacobs Memorial Gym nasium in remembrance of her son ; and Mr. George A. Joslyn erected Joslyn Hall. In these two large buildings a Collegiate department was established with a well-rounded cur- riculum. The success of the enterprise vindicated the hopes and aims of its promoters, until now more than fifteen hundred students are enrolled in its regular, extension, and summer sessions. The demands upon the university made during the 1920 ' s by eager students and ,he necessary standards of education involved such a financial burden that those interested in the institution and its continued value in the community conceived that its perpetuity must be made possible through the organization of a Municipal University, financed from public funds. To that end, the legislature of Nebraska passed a bill in 1928 authorizing cities of the metropolitan class to vote on the question of the establishment and maintenance of municipal universities, and the people of Omaha, on May 6 of that year, levied a one-mill tax for the support and development of the Municipal University of Omaha. Dr. Daniel E. Jenkins was the able leader of the Univer- sity for the first eighteen years, ending in 1926. Then followed Dr. Karl F. Wettstone and Mr. Earnest W. Emery in the presidency. During the year immediately preceding the opening of the new municipal school, the University of Omaha was administered by Dr. W. Gilbert James; then the late Dr. William E. Sealock was called to the presidency from the University of Nebraska. After the municipalization of the University of Omaha, the late Dr. Sealock, with exceeding courage, initiated a new plan of instruction and did much to add to the University ' s prestige. Some thirty new instructors were added to the faculty, and over 22,000 volumes were added to the library. But Dr. Sealock ' s greatest dream, that of a new spacious campus for the university in a quiet neighborhood, was not realized when he died in the summer of 1935. THE NEW UNIVERSITY BUT DR. SEALOCK ' S DREAM has finally come true. The able Board of Regents long since realized that the ever-increasing enrollment necessitated more adequate facilities for a greater Municipal University. Accordingly, the first action of the Board was the choice of a new president who had the leadership qualities to obtain the University ' s needs. Mr. Rowland Haynes was chosen to suc- ceed the late Dr. Sealock. Mr. Haynes had long been associated with schools, and his education and experience were broad. After doing extensive graduate work in sociology at several New England universities he had taught psychology at the Uni- versities of Chicago and Minnesota. He later went into social work, becoming secretary of the Playground and Recreation Association of America. Then he held executive positions in recreational and welfare work in New York City, Milwaukee, and Cleveland. And prior to his acceptance of the presidency of the University, he had been State Director of Federal Relief for Nebraska. Then a year later, in October of 1936, the second step of the Board was the purchase of a site of twenty acres for the new University on Dodge Street in west Omaha adjacent to Elmwood Park. This tract was chosen because it was more centrally located than the other two dozen and more considered. About the same time the financial aid of almost a half million dollars was received from the Public Works Administration to assist in the building program. This fund was to be matched by the University. The new president has been very energetic and forward- looking in his plans for an extensive building program covering a ten-year period. Total expenditures, to be made on a pay-as-you-go basis, will amount to nearly one million dollars. The work of grading was begun early in January of this year. The first building on the campus will be Georgian in style ; the structure will be in the shape of an H, and will be dominated in front by huge pillars, three stories in height. Situated on the highest point of the new West Dodge Street campus, the building will face Dodge Street, and the ground will be sloped and landscaped to the north, east, and south. This first building will provide the minimum essentials for more than one thousands students ; more buildings will be added later. Constructed with the aid of the Public Works Adminis- tration funds, the building will cost over six hundred thousand dollars. The design was completed after consultation with Paul Cret, internationally recognized architect. John Latenser Sons are the local supervising architects. The PWA contract calls for completion of the structure by January 1, 1938, and officials plans its occupancy by the beginning of the second semester next February. Science laboratories will occupy upper floors of the main section, temporary library stack rooms will be in the basement, and offices and classrooms in the wings. A combined recreation room and auditorium will be in the center of the building. n J When we think on your nobility, Your intellectual gravity, We seem presumptuous when we dare To define that gracious air Of friendly interest, kind and brief. That makes you even more our chief. May we strive onward, head on high, Until we meet you eye to eye. Eola Lieben ROWLAND HAYNES PRESIDENT MUNICIPAL UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA TOMAHAWK - ' 37 TOMAHAWK ' 37 MARTIN W. BUSH, F.A.G.O. Music INEZ LORETTA CHESTNUT, M.A. HENRY COX, B.Mus. Orchestra JAMES M. EARL, Ph.D. Mathematics LESLIE N. GARLOUGH, Ph.D. Biology RUTH DIAMOND, M.A. Physical Education CHRISTOPHER S. ESPINOSA, Ph.D. Spanish MILDRED M. GEARHART, M.A. English TOMAHAWK ' 37 C. L. HARTMAN, B.S. Physical Education LAURA M. JOHNSON, M.A. English GERTRUDE KINCAIDE, M.A. French LYMAN H. HARRIS, Ph.D. History DAYTON E. HECKMAN, M.A. Government ELIZABETH KAHO, M.A. Music GLORIA KURTZ Business Administration TO MAHAWK ' 31 TOMAHAWK - A. DAYLE WALLACE, Ph.D. English V. ROYCE WEST, Ph.D. German NELL WARD, M.A. Chemistry SHEPARD L. WITMAN, M.A. History FRANCES WOOD, M.A. Education FACULTY NOT PICTURED H. R. BOENINGER, M.A. Gsrmon RODERIC CRANE, M.E. Engineering L. R. DAWSON, Ph.D. Physics, Chemistry ROBERT E. HUFFMAN, B.F.A. Art JEAN JARMIN, A.B. Speech MAURINE KELLY, B.S. Physical Education BERTHE KOCH, Ph.D. Art JOHN W. KURTZ, B.A. Engineering CAROL M. PITTS, B.Mus. Music HARRY L SEVERSON, M.A. Economics RALPH TIETSORT, M.A. Sociology DONALD TOPE, Ph.D. Education PEARL WEBER, M.A. Psychology TOMAHAWK - ' 37 TOMAHAWK - FACULTY ASSISTANTS NOT PICTURED BETTY FELLMAN Physical Education Assistant HAROLD KORT Science Laboratory Assistant RALPH WALTON Assistant to Dean of Men TOMAHAWK « ' 37 IN MEMORIAM THIS YEAR, Omaha University has gained much. In our endeavor toward higher learning we feel that we have progressed far on the road to success. We have, however, sustained a loss which we shall not forget in the death of Albert M. Johnson, member of our faculty. In his career here and elsewhere he has done much not only to foster interest in creative writing, but to foster interest in living itself. He emphasized not the broad setting for life, but that which is about us in our everyday environment. In his sincere devotion to beauty in writing, he offered us encouragement; in his thoughtful criticism of the hastily fo rmed concept, he offered help. We, who were his students, miss his quiet presence in these halls and shall continue to miss him in our newer setting. It seems ever more tragic to think that he has gone when we are approaching more closely the heights of our achievement. As Omaha University goes on, it shall not forget him. We, the students of today, pay tribute to his memory. IN THE RECENT DEATH of Nell Griscom GiUard, Omaha University has lost a valued friend. In her long association with the university, Mrs. Gillard did much to uphold high standards and ideals, nor were her services ostentatious. A great many students have benefited by her gracious help and have been asked to say nothing about it. In little ways she endeared herself to many of us, and we regret sincerely that we can give no more thanks than this small token. Not only was Mrs. Gillard admired in the university, but she was recognized highly by outside groups for her outstanding musical achievements. We cannot say too much about her; but being faced with the danger of saying too little, we can only conclude that in the death of this lovely woman, Omaha University has lost a well-loved friend. TOMAHAWK - EXTENSION EVERETT M. HOSMAN DIRECTOR OF EXTENSION UNDER THE DIRECTION of Everett M. Hosman, the Extension Division of the University has increased its enrollment to 910 students, exceeding that of any year since its beginning in 1931. Attracting a diversified stu- dent body with a wide variation of courses, this department has proved its value as an important part of the university. Adult education is the chief function of this division. Its student body is composed of people from all walks of life. Professional men and women, shop girls, business men, and housewives find courses which are of value to TOMAHAWK - ' 37 them. Some students come with the aim of obtaining a higher degree, others for the sake of increasing their practical knowledge of a certain subject, and still others come to satisfy their cultural needs. The purpose of the extension division is to make all courses available to as large a number as possible. In order that this aim may be realized, classes meet at convenient places in the city as well as on the campus. Several students are enrolled in correspondence courses. Proving the existence of a growing enthusiasm in this group, a student council has been elected to sponsor student activities among extension students. Dr. C. F. Banton fills the office of president, and the offices of vice-president and secretary-treasurer are filled by Pauline Hanicke and Rosalie Boline. Social events include a dinner in the fall and a party in the spring. A reception for new students takes place the first week of school in the main corridor at Joslyn Hall. The newest project of the Extension division was the opening of an art center at a downtown location. These studios with their model stands, screens, plaster casts, and still-life charcoal sketchings have attracted many persons engaged in art, architecture, and commercial art work. The faculty of the extension division, in addition to the regular faculty members, includes the following: Irving Benolken, William Com- stock, Robert Cunningham, Mrs. Leslie Dunn, Velma D. Fitzsimons, Harold Glass, Dr. Paul H. Grummann, Mrs. L. C. Hawley, E. E. Helligso, Luther Johnson, Edwin J. King, Eleanor Leigh, Ann Liebst, Maurice N. Marshall, William Maucker, Elmer B. Mortensen, Mary A. Parker, Mrs. Helen Payne, Ralph Ream, Vera E. Rigdon, Josephine Shively, Leon O. Smith, Mrs. W. H. Thompson, John M. Weidenschilling, and C. Evans White. WORK STUDY J. E. WOODS DIRECTOR OF WORK STUDY IN THE SUMMER OF 1936, the Work Study plan was put into operation under the direction of J. E. Woods. This plan originated at the University of Cincinnati and was later adopted by several other institutions, the most notable of which is Antioch College at Yellow Springs, Ohio. made available by cooperating employers. One of these students works on the job while the other attends school. At regular intervals they exchange places; thus the job is continuously filled, and each of the two students gets practical training in con- junction with his more theoretical college work. The student on the job is paid a regular salary by his employer. This proves a very definite financial aid in helping students through college. Under the plan, two students are assigned to each job WILLIAM CRAMER MARYANN HARRINGTON A savings account system has been set up whereby each student on the Work Study plan deposits part of his weekly wage with the bursar in a savings account. Upon his return to school, this money may be withdrawn and used for carfare, tuition, books, lunches, and other expenses pertaining to school work. Roger Hughes, the first Work Study student to be placed on a job, went to work for the United States National Bank as a messenger and mail clerk, May 20. He remained on the job until January 23, 1937, when he returned to school. Robert White took his place at the bank. During the first year of operation, thirty-seven students were assigned to some twenty-five jobs. These jobs have varied from bank messenger to mangle operator in a laimdry, from newspaper reporters to electrical repair men. Four of the Work Study students are teaching in the Omaha Public School system. Practically all of the Work Study students have done well on their jobs. Many of them have received increases in pay and in many cases the employer has indicated his desire to employ the student permanently after the student has graduated from the university. This plan has helped students financially, but its chief value has been in contacts offered to students with workers and executives in business, industrial, and professional fields. The plan provides an excellent opportunity to combine practical work with theoretical training. Students returning to school after six months on a job show a new interest in their school work and a much more definite idea as to what they want college to do for them. They have, in most cases, set aside money enough to take care of their expenses during the period of school work at the university, which makes it unnecessary for them to do part-time work that has a tendency to interfere with their classroom studies and desirable extra-curricular activities. Here ' s luck, success, and everything That is the best in life. Here ' s hope, high aims, and gallant dreams, A minimum of strife. Your old world is a better place; Now conquer well the new. We ' ll not forget what you have done. Here ' s lots of luck to you. Eola Lieben AMY ROHACEK ELLEN HARTMAN JUNE C. SMITH President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer SENIOR CLASS TO THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1937 goes much of the credit for the new school. Throughout the period in which we worked to get our site, this group served as leaders and promoters in all our plans. Members of the class have participated in every campus activity. Harold Johnk, Tippy Tyler, Norman Sorenson, Frank Crawford, Loren Gammon, and John Kozak have been the group leaders in the athletic f eld. Amy Rohacek and Bess Shoecraft have made their mark in school dramatics, and Evelyn Betterton has helped paint their way to fame. Betty Majors headed the Student Council with John Kozak, Joe Barker, Bess Shoecraft, and Harold Johnk to help her. Amy Rohacek led all cheering at athletic events, and with Betty Majors and Bess Shoecraft was one of the most ardent supporters of the new site. Amy Rohacek, Ellen Hartman, Harold Johnk, and Betty Majors were elected to Who ' s IFlio on America ' s campuses. Ellen Hartman served as editor of both the Gateivny and the Toinahaivk. The traditional senior day featuring a senior assembly and a holiday climaxed by the Junior-Senior Banquet at Hotel Fontenelle, as well as the Baccalaureate and Commencement, finished off their four memorable years. TOMAHAWK " 37 GEORGE ALEXANDER Alpha Phi Omega (2,3,4) ; Tennis (2). ROBERT ANTHES Bachelor of Arts Sigma Tau Delta (2); Intramural Basketball (4); Golf (1,2,3,4); " O " Club (3,4); Barb President (4). MARIAN BENSON Bachelor of Arts MIRIAM BRADLEY Bachelor of Arts W. A. A. (4). CLIFFORD ANDERSON Bachelor of Arts Pan-Hellenic Council (4); Football (2,3); Track (1,2,3,4); " O " Club (4). JOSEPH I. BARKER Bachelor of Arts Student Council (4); Chemistry Club (1.2); Pre-Medical Club (1,2); Tennis (1,2); " O " Club (1,2). EVELYN BETTERTON Bachelor of Fine Arts French Club (3); Vice-President (3); Art Club (4), President. EDWARD CARLSON Bachelor of Arts Chemistry Club (1,2); Alpha Pi Omega (1,2,3,4), Treasurer (4); Intramural Basketball (3,4). TOMAHAWK • ' 37 1 LILLIAN DAMASK Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (4) (2): Feathers (3,4), Vice-President Business Administration Clul) , W.A.A. (1,2,3,4), Board Member (4), Social Chairman (3). MARCYLE DUSTIN Bachelor of Science In Education ROBERT FULLER Bachelor of Arts ANNA J. GOODBINDER Bachelor of Arts Debate (2); SiRma Tau Delta (4); Alpha Kappa Delta (2,3,4), Secre- tary (4); Sigma Pi Phi (4), Ser- geant-at-Arms (4) . LOUIS H. DIAMANTIS Choir (1,2,3,4); Chemistry Club (1, 2,3,4); Pre-Medical Club (1,2,3,4). ELLEN FOREHEAD Bachelor of Science in Business Administration W A A (1,2,3,4), Board Member ( ' 3 4); Feathers (3,4); Business Administration Club (1); French Club (3). LOREN GAMMON Bachelor of Arts Tomnhaiuk (3). Sports Editor (3) International Relations Club (4) Phi Alpha Theta (4); Football (2) " O " Club (2,3,4), Secretary- Treasurer (3,4). ROBERT HADFIELD TOMAHAWK - ' 37 MARYANN HARRINGTON ELLEN HARTMAN Bachelor of Arts Student Council (4); Class Vice- President (3, 4); Gateway Editor (3); Tomahawk Editor (3j; Feath ers (3,4); Sigma Tau Delta (3,4) President (4); International Rela tions Club (3,4); (ierman Club (3 4), Vice-President (4); Homecom ing Princess (4); Board of Student Publications (4), Secretary; Phi Alpha Theta (4). E. ELBERT HOISINGTON Bachelor of Science in Business Administration University of Nebraska; Gateway (2,3); Choir (T); Band (4); Alpha Phi Omega (2,3,4); A -Mar-Da (3). ALPHA HUNTER Bachelor of Arts Band (1); Alpha Kappa Delta (3,4). HAROLD JOHNK Bachelor of Arts Student Council (4); Football (1,2, 3,4); Basketball (1,2,3,4); Track (1, 2,3,4); " O " Club (1,2,3,4); North Central Conference Center (3,4). ROGER M. HUGHES Bachelor of Arts Student Council (4). AGNETA ELIZABETH JENSEN Bachelor of Fine Arts Tomahawk (3), Art Editor; Choir (4); Orchestra (3); Band (3); Al- pha Kappa Delta (3,4); Art Club (3), Vice-President. KATHRYN E. JOHNSON Bachelor of Arts Tomahawk (3,4), Associate Editor; W.A.A. (2,3,4); Sigma Tau Delta (4). TOMAHAWK - ' 37 ALINA KNIPPRATH Bachelor of Arts Alpha Kappa Delta (4), Vice- President. THELMA L. KRISTENSON Bachelor of Arts Choir (2,3); Feathers (3,4); Sigma Tau Delta (3,4); International Re- lations Club (4); French Club (2); Phi Alpha Theta (4); W.A.A. (1,2, 3,4); Tennis and Golf Head (2). VIRGINIA LEE LONG Bachelor of Science in Education Student Council (2); Ma-ie Commit- tee (2,3); Gateway (2); Feathers (3,4); Homecoming Chairman (3). MARY E. MAXWELL Bachelor of Arts Chemistry Club (1,3,4); Pre-Med- ical Club (1,3,4); W.A.A. (1); Orchesis (1,2,3). JOHN KOZAK Bachelor of Arts Toniahnzvk (4), Business Manager; Basketball (3,4); " O " Club (3,4), Secretary-Treasurer (4); Board of Publications (4) ; Student Council (4). LLOYD LIVINGSTON LEE Bachelor of Arts Gateway (3), Feature Editor; Tom- ahawk (3,4); German Club (2); French Club (2); Choir (1,2,3,4); Foreign Language Club (4). BETTY MAJORS Bachelor of Arts Student Council (3,4), Secretary- Treasurer (3), President (4); Pan- Hellenic Council (3); International Relations Club (3,4); Phi Alpha Theta (3,4); W.A.A. (3,4). HENRY MEDLOCK Bachelor of Arts Pan-Hellenic Council (3); Gateway (2); Student Directory (4). TOMAHAWK - ' 37 MILTON GRAESSLE MOORE Bachelor of Arts German Clvib (2,3); Track (2); Gateway (2,3). DAVID N. PHILLIPS Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Pan-Hellenic Council (3); Gatctvay (1); Business Administration Club (1,2,3,4), President (2); Wrestling (3). AMY ANN ROHACEK Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Council (3,4); Class Presi- dent (4); Pan-Hellenic Council (4); Homecoming Committee (3, 4); Feathers, Cheerleader (1,2,3,4); A- Mar-Da (3); W.A.A. (1,2,3,4), So- cial Chairman; Junior-Senior Schol- arship; Charm School Chairman; Who ' s Who; Sigma Pi Phi (4); Drama Club (4). FRANCIS NELSON Bachelor of Arts Catcwav (1,2,3,4), Managing Editor (3), Editor (4); Board of Publica- tions (4); Band (1,2); Student Di- rectory (3); International Relations Club (4); Pan-Hellenic Council (4). ERMAGRACE REILLY Bachelor of Arts Chemistry Club (1,2,3,4); Pre-Med- ical Club (1,2,3,4); French Club (1,2); W.A.A. (1,2). FRANCES WIRT SAVAGE Bachelor of Science in Education German Club (1,2,3), Treasurer (1), Vice-President (3); W.A.A. (1,3); Orchesis (1,3); Sigma Pi Phi (4). EDWARD L. SCOUTEN Bachelor of Arts Alpha Phi Omega (2,3,4), Historian; Sigma Pi Phi (4), Program Chairman. BESS GREER SHOECRAFT Bachelor of Arts Student Council (4); Feathers (4); Sigma Tau Delta (4); W.A.A. (2); Orchesis (2); Sigma Pi Phi (4), President (4); Drama Club (4), Ma-ie Day Chairman (4). TOMAHAWK ' 37 E. JUNE CORKIN SMITH Bachelor of Arts Class Secretary - Treasurer (3, 4); Catcway (2); Feathers (3); Inter- national Relations Club (3,4); French Club (1). SOLOMON H. SUSMAN Bachelor of Science Ma-ie Committee (1); Student Di- rectory (1); Choir (1); Orchestra (1,2); Band (1.2); Chemistry C;iu]i (12); Pre-Medical Club (1,2.3,-1); Liberal Club (1); (ierman CIuli (1,2); Track (1,2). FREDERICK L. TYLER Bachelor of Arts International Relations Club (4) ; Football (1,2,3,4); Track (1,2,3,4); " O " Club (1,2,3,4). SENIORS NOT PICTURED BERNICE ANDERSON ELEANOR BARNARD CHERRIE FULLER BAXTER DONALD BEAN BANGRELL BROWN JACK CAMPBELL DEAN COLLINS ELIZABETH CURTIS CATHERINE DAVIS WILLETT EMBRY ELIZABETH FELDHUSEN FRANCES FORE MAMIE HORAK AMOS HULL ELIZABETH JOHANNABER IRA JONES HELEN KING ELEANOR MARSHALL ALICE MEHAFFEY PATRICIA ANN MOSTYN LE ROY OLSON LILLIE OLSON EDWIN PARRISH VERNER PARRISH LEO PEAREY WILLA ROBEN IDA ROWLAND KATHLEEN SHAW GEORGE SLATER, JR. NORMAN SORENSON WILLIAM SULLENGER ANGELINE TAUCHEN HAZEL WILLARD IRENE WILLIAMS NELLIE WILLIAMS In summing up this last swift year, I wonder if we know What we have left behind us here; What we take as we go. However much may lie behind; Whatever lies ahead, There ' s not another life we ' d find That we would take instead. Eola Lieben WADE KNAPP ARDITH HUDSON THEDA ANTHES President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer JUNIOR CLASS AND THE JUNIOR CLASS ... as progressive a group of All-Americans as an underclassman ever eyed in awe. Their attendance roll Lludes Ruth GrenviUe, editor of the Tomahaivk. and Kathryn Davis, president of the Pan-Hellenic Council. The class also flies its flags on the football and basketball teams, represented by such stars as Melvin Boldenow, Royce Brown, Robert Flesher, Russell Riggins, and Dale Wolf. Perhaps the most outstanding-in-every-way member of the class of ' 38 is Macy Baum. Macy, who was one of the strongest supporters of the new campus, presented the students ' viewpoint at the City Council meeting that turned the tables in Omaha University ' s direction. During his sophomore year, Macy acted as business manager of the Gatetcay, and this year finds him filling a Work-Study position at the Bee-News office. He is also one of the members of the university debate team that advanced to the finals in the recent state tournament. TOMAHAWK ' 37 Knudsen, Holland, Caldwell, Maxwell, Vincent, Kersenbrock, Grau, Brown, Peterson Hollier, Hurlbut, Steinberg, Runtlitt, Hansen, Perkins, Dulachi, Nelson, V. Brown, Sautter Thompson, Davis, Tinkham, Johnson, Jerabek. Saltares, M. A. Nelson, Benson, Anderson, Grenville, Hudson, Minteer, Rosenbaum SOPHOMORES Young, Ward, Middlekauff, Armstrong, Bradshaw, Altman, Jackson, Dress, Lehmer, Larsen Pederson, Halperin, Hoefener, Spangler, Kurtz, Threadgill, Hurst , Olson Mickna, Behrmann, Mashek, Lohrman, Hall, Cook, Arnold. Stein Hirsch, Williamson, Knipprath, Gitlin, Stromberg, Dansky, Michelmann, Davisson, Salmon, DeVaney, Vaughn, Bittner Shepard, Greenberg, Coren, Hopkins, Harkness, Johnston, Wemmer, Noe, Archer, Richards, Vickery, Van Husen, Steinberg LEONARD KURTZ JANE COOK BETTY ARNOLD President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer SOPHOMORE CLASS THIS CLASS IS CONDEMNED to a name that is synonymous with the best and the worst of the college types. Sophomore, the picture of pseudo-sophistication created by the name, is belied by this class. They, the sopho- more class, have maintained throughout the year an active interest in school politics and elections. Their representatives in football, basketball, and intramural sports include Bill Middlekauff, George Threadgill, Bill Kulper, Gail Leber, Leonard Kurtz, Frank Spangler, Sam Veneziano, Jack Pike, and Jack Jackson. The class is more than proud of Ruth Behrmann ' s distinction, the second girl to be appointed editor of the Gateway. Gertrude Johnson, Myrtle Jorgensen, and Jack Pike have displayed exceptional histrionic ability in their work with the university dramatic players. Kenneth Scholes, winner of honorable mention in a state-wide poetry contest sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, was voted " best scholar " in the Toiiiahaivk " best " competition. Frank Spangler, president of the " s. a. " club, was elected campus sweetheart at the W.A.A. " Sweetheart Swing, " and " most popular boy " in the Toinahaivk contest. Mary Jane Davisson, associate editor of the Gateway, " Says When " each week in the same publication. TOMAHAWK - ' 37 STUART SADLER JOE DAWSON BETTY MALM President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer FRESHMAN CLASS THEY USED TO BE GREEN AND CALLOW, frightened by it all. Now there is a suspicion around that the freshmen merely tolerate the upperclassmen. Anyway, the class of ' 40 is, to put it in the vernacular, more-than- adequate. They have entered into college life with a great deal of ease — and embryo All-American lineups, efficiency experts, names-in-the-news, and downright scholars form the nucleus of this, the Freshman class of ' 36- ' 37. Maurice Klain and Enid Crowder have participated in the successful university debate season. Marjorie Disbrow, who conducts the " Betty Coed " column in the Sunday Omaha Bee-News, served as assistant editor of the Tomahawk. Joe Mazzeri, Arthur Milow, Tony Milone, Don Grote, Paul Gear, and Ted Earner were outstanding in collegia::e athletics. Kurt Sick and Maurice Klain, both associate editors of the Gateway, had the following members of their class as aides : Cecelia Hopp, Virginia Phelps, Harriet Betterton, Frank Norall, Stuart Jones, George Unruh, and Marjorie Disbrow. TOMAHAWK - ' 37 FRESHMEN Twiss, Syvertson, Shoenig, B. Stuart, Malm Tnplett, 1 ' ' Klaiman, Voss Larsen, Majors, Phelps, Kiesling, Kassal, 1 I ' M! 1 FRESHMEN Bachman, Fosier, Harsli, Halgren, Sick, Cisar,_ Uuckland, Hurlbut Heath, Rosenbaum Speckter, Robert Arm Harsh, Halgren, Sick, Cisar Jones, Dresher t Klain, Sabata, Fenstermacher, Durden, Hansen Norall, N T Silverman, Crowder, Beck, Hagerman, Boysen, Glad, Heitt rms Farner, Howe, Compton, Etnyre, Pearson, Betterton, Blumkin, Flynn, Barnes, Campbell, Harding, Richard Arms Finer, Carrett, G. Ande Burnett, Corzine Hansen £ty, Johnson Benson, Hopp, Grant, Disbrow, Findley, Hvistendahl, TOMAHAWK ' 37 n u Gallant warriors of the game, We sing to your undying fame. Your broadened backs will bear us through; And we shall put our faith in you. Fling out the banners of our school- Light up the fire; throw on the fuel. Your praises shall not be unsung. Here ' s many thanks for what you ' ve done. Eola Lieben COACHING STAFF HARTMAN BAKER . %V C li 0 %lC lit HOWARD PEAREY HEADED BY COACH SED HARTMAN, Omaha University is fortunate in having one of the outstanding coaching staffs in the North Central Conference. Besides Hartman, this group includes John Baker, Warren Howard, and Leo Pearey. Hartman graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1924, coached at Cotner College until 1931, and since then he has been head coach here. In 1935, Hartman ' s main move was to join the North Central Conference, and though there is a lack of material, his teams have made a strong bid in this new conference. John Baker, assistant football coach and head basketball coach, graduated from the University of California, where he was unanimously chosen All-American in 1932. He coached for two years at Iowa State Teachers, and from there came here. Leo Pearey played four years at the University of Omaha before becoming freshman coach along with Warren Howard, who has been here since 1929. TOMAHAWK - ' 37 Coach Howard. Leber, Kulper, Riggins, I ' rown, Threadgill, Frink, Coach Pearey Coach Baker, Boldenow, Flesher, Kersenbrock, (iardner, Perkins, iliddlekauff. Coach Hartman, Dr. Ed, Thompson Tyler, Sorenson, Johnk, Gammon, Crawford FOOTBALL SQUAD AFTER A SUCCESSFUL SPRING PRACTICE, the Cardinal coaches looked forward to a promising season in the fall of ' 36. The fine record left by the 1935 team was a good prediction that they were ready to match their skill with all other North Central teams. Coach Hartman realized that his squad would be un- usually small. In order not to overwork his handful, and to guard against injuries, he scheduled only seven games, four at home and three on foreign lots. The first headache sufltered by the Cardinal coaches was the scarcity of backs. There were only six, one being Melvin Boldenow, who was confined in a hospital with an infected arm and was not available until the season was half over. Johnny Baker ' s job was to fill the three holes in the line left by Tackle Howard Sorenson, Guard Noel King, and the transferring of Boldenow to the back- field. Russell Riggins, a hard-fighting guard, was at once made regular, as were Frank La Mantia at tackle and Ed Kersenbrock at end. The Cards broke about even when the curtain fell on the uneventful season, winning two, tying two, and losing three games. The injury jinx was absent from the Redbird camp for several weeks, but when it struck the Cards, they were handicapped to the finish. Brown, Tyler, and Kulper were regular patients of Dr. Ed Thompson, who treated them for body bruises. TOMAHAWK ' 37 TYLER JOHNK NORTH DAKOTA STATE — Af:er a mere three weeks of hard, sweating, early September practice, the Cards journeyed to the north- land to engage in a night game with North Dakota State. It was a long journey, but the Redbirds took to the field in good spirits and played good ball until the middle of the second quarter. It was then that the Bisons tore through the heavy Omaha line for several long gains and finally scored from the three-yard hne. The Cards settled down, and within a few moments following the Bisons ' scoring attack, Tippy Tyler made a beautiful 50-yard run along the sideline on a returned punt. Brown opened up with a passing attack, with Tyler and Kersenbrock snagging the ball, placing it in a position for Tippy to score. Brown ' s toe gave the Cards a one point lead at the half. During the second half the Bisons again rammed the Cardinal line for two successive counters to regain their early lead, pushing ahead 18 to 7. The timer was beginning to grip his gun, and Brown again filled the air with passes, finding Kersenbrock waiting in the end zone to catch a perfect spiral with one hand as the game ended. Bisons 18, Cards 13. MORNINGSIDE — The Cards had their first taste of victory when they romped over the Morningside Maroons, 13 to 0, in their second night game of the season, played in Sioux City. The Omahans started the fireworks with Willie Kulper and Royce Brown piling up gains through the line and around the ends, movmg the oval to the Maroon 36-yard line. Tyler was next to carry the pigskin, and with a fancy bit of footwork, he knifed through tackle, side-stepped the secondary, and scored standing up. The second tally came late in the fourth quarter when Brown rifled a long pass to Tyler, standing on the Maroon 2-yard line. Brown ' s kick was good this time, and it was a game for the happy kids from Omaha. It was a big day in the line for Sorenson, Kersenbrock, Johnk, and Riggins. TOMAHAWK - ' 37 WAYNE — The Wayne game has always been referred " ! to as the " jinx game " ; but this year the Red and Black gridders won by a mere 12 to 0 score. The boys from Wayne made things gloomy for the Omahans, who time after time waded through the Wildcat line only to be halted at the goal line. With the fine blocking of Brown and Kulper, Tyler managed to break into the open with nothing to stop him as he scored twice in the same manner. Boldenow, Gardner, and La Mantia took the spotlight for their fine defense. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE — On homecoming we found many familiar faces among the grads who returned to see their Alma Mater meet South Dakota State. The Cards entered the game as favorites, but the Jackrabbits turned the tables during the first half, threatening several times only to fail by inches. It was all the Cards could do to hold their own until half-time. It was vice versa after the intermission, and the Cards came back with renewed spirits to drive the Jacks back to their goal repeatedly, but with no scoring results. Twice Brown ' s field-kicks missed by inches, and the homecomers had to be content with a scoreless tie, but enjoyed a hard-fought game. SORENSON GAMMON TYLER CRAWFORD r LA MANTIA FOSTER KERSENBROCK LEBER MIDDLEKAUFF DE PAUL UNIVERSITY — It was a long gloomy af- ternoon for the Omaha kids at Wrigley Field, Chicago, where they were pitted against the powerful Blue Demons of DePaul University. The so-called charity game yielded no charity for the small squad of twenty players from Omaha, as De Paul poured it on, scoring 46 points in the first three periods. The Cards tried everything in the books, but the heavy Chicago eleven had an overflow of fresh men who checked every move of the Omahans to hold them scoreless. TOMAHAWK UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA — Working hard to avenge the De Paul loss, the Cards were slated to make a comeback against the beefy South Dakota Coyotes. During most of the cold, sleeting afternoon the Cards were on the defensive, as the Coyotes rushed through the Omaha line at will. The Cards failed to click on any play they called ; their passes went wild; they were stopped at the line; and their trick plays were smeared for losses. It was an off-day for the Redbirds as the Coyotes handed them the third loss of the season, 19 to 0. IOWA STATE TEACHERS — Still determined to make a comeback, the Cards started against the Teachers of Cedar Falls, Iowa, in the best of spirits ; but they were stunned when the lowans made an unexpected touchdown less than three minutes following the opening kickoff. This was as far as the Teachers got, for the Cards found themselves again and pushed the Panthers all over the lot the rest of the day. The Cards played the best game of the season against the Teachers, but the best they could do in the way of scoring was to tie the lowans ' early score and to call it a moral victory. This contest climaxed the collegiate careers of Johnk, Sorenson, Tyler, Crawford, and Gammon. BOLDENOW RIGGINS BROWN PERKINS KULPER GARDNER FLESHER 1937 SQUAD Coach Baker, Wolf, Kersenbrock, Boldenow, Jackson Kozak, Baade, Johnk, Perkins, Brown BASKETBALL SQUAD TAPPING THEIR RESERVOIR of latent energies, an inspired Omaha University basketball squad sprang a surprise victory over the highly touted Morningside quintet, 29 to 27, to climax a rather drab season for the Cardinals in the strong North Central Conference. Although marked as the underdogs, the Cards kept their spirits up by looking forv ard to their game with the Maroons. When the moment arrived the noted feud grew stronger than ever before and the fans knew that a battle royal was in store for them ; and when the closing whistle was blown the score stood at 25-all. It took an extra period to decide this memorable game. The loss to the Redbirds cost Morningside the championship of the conference, losing them a tie for high honors with North Dakota University. The win helped to raise Omaha ' s stock in the new league. Winning four games out of eleven, the Cardinals finished in the cellar of the conference, with Morningside their lone victory. However, they flashed power in three non-conference tussles to defeat the Haskell Indians, 27 to 22; Kearney Teachers, 39 to 36; and Yankton, 37 to 26. Close contests at the start of the season were lost to Wayne and Iowa Teachers. The Cards could not match the strides of the powerful KOZAK BAADE North Dakota and South Dakota teams, but they never stopped fighting, and the Redbirds were soon known as the toughest team in the conference. Credit is due our coach, John Baker, for his efforts in building a durable team from such a small quantity of material. Basketball is a new sport for Baker, never having par- ticipated during his collegiate career, but his encouragement and fighting spirit helped to carry his team along without becoming discouraged. Hampered by inadequate facilities for playing home games, Head Coach Johnny Baker did remarkably well to whip together a good varsity qumtet. As a whole, Baker ' s boys were stronger than their scores indicated, their floor work was very good and their passing was accurate, but they lacked the scoring eye and several of their points were lost by faulty free throws. Center Harold Johnk and Forwards Perkins, Kozak, and Baade have played their last game in intercollegiate competition and will give up their basketball togs to the yearlings, who will endeavor to fill their shoes. Lettermen Brown, Jackson, Kersenbrock, Wolf, and Boldenow will return next year. Along with these five dependable vets, Baker will count on several promising frosh who made their debuts in the preliminary contests held prior to the home games. By virtue of the splendid showing against Morningside, the outlook for the coming season is better than just bright, and loyal Cardinals will well remember to place their faith and fate along with the Redbird hoopsters. Pearey, Johnk, Sorenson, Flesher. Strohbehn, Slump, Olson, Tyler, Coach Hartman. TRACK SQUAD TRACK BEING A LATE SPRING SPORT, the re- sults of the various meets held were not known until after the Tomahawk was published. Last season the Cards were represented at the Hastings, Drake, and Dakota relays, the Wayne invitational meet, and the North Central conference meet held at Brookings, South Dakota. The Dakota meet was the scene of the Redbirds ' most impressive work, but they were nosed out to take third place. The squad includes Tyler, Brown, H. Sorenson, Olson, Johnk, Flesher, Strohbehn, and Pearey. Tyler became co-holder of the North Central high hurdle record when he cleared the sticks in 15 flat. This year Coach Sed Hartman entered the Hastings relays, April 10; the Kansas relays, April 16 and 17; the Drake relays, April 23 and 24; Sioux Falls invitational, April 30 and May 1, and the North Central Confere nce meet, May 21 and 22, at Fargo, North Dakota. FRESHMAN SPORTS CANNON FODDER is a well-known expression for freshman footballers in pigskin circles, and the 1936 Cardinal squad furnished no ex- ceptions to the varsity slogan. Coach Leo Pearey ' s husky yearlings were obstinate and insisted on turning the tables against the Redshirts time and again, which rendered the first year men potential varsity material. Starting the season with nearly 40 aspirants, the squad dwindled to one strong lineup which held together tolerably well all season, and enabled the Omaha frosh to whip the Carter Lake CCC Camp, 21 to 0, and Morningside freshmen, 15 to 7. The nucleus of the frosh were Gaer, Grote, Milone, and Saunders, backs; and Mazzeri, Kritner, Bachman, Doherty, Schmeckpepper, Farner, Hixon, Wolf, and Dresher. Coached by Leo Pearey, who was assisted by Warren Howard, the frosh finished the 1936 season with no serious casualties and were dis- tinguished as one of the best freshman squads ever assembled at the University of Omaha. Coach Hartman will depend on these talented Omaha and outstate high school stars to fill the vacancies left by graduating seniors on the Cardinal 1936 football squad. DISPLAYING CONSIDERABLE PUNCH in vic- tories over the American Business College and the Dundee Presbyterian Senior team, the Omaha University freshman basketball squad, coached by Leo Pearey, rounded out a favorable 1936-37 season, much to the satisfaction of Head Coach Johnny Baker, whose prospects for the varsity will be boosted considerably by the promising yearling cagers. The squad was built around Saunders, Mazzeri, Grote, Bachman, Milow, Cheek, Mackey, Cooper, and Langstrom, who engaged in five pre- liminary tussles and journeyed to Sioux City to play Morningside in a close 31-30 loss. The five preliminary games included two wins, while the frosh yielded to Hebron Junior College varsity, Morningside at Omaha, and Treynor, Iowa, in close, spec- tacular contests. INTRAMURAL SPORTS BASKETBALL, BOXL G, WRESTLING, mixed volleyball, softball, golf, and tennis made up the rapidly growing intramural program during the past two semesters under the direction of Coaches Hartman and Baker, assisted by Robert Huffman. These contests were offered to enable every boy on the campus to be active in some form of competitive activity. The attitude shown toward this program assured the athletic department of a permanent schedule of such sports in the future. The popular basketball tourney was made up of four teams, the Phi Sigs, Thetas, Alpha Sigs, and the Barbs; with the Phi Sigs crowned champs, winning three out of four games. Kurtz, Veneziano, Barker, Medlock, Claudius, Lanning, Leber, and Howe represented the winners. Boxing and wrestling were introduced this year, and both were fairly successful in arousing new interests among the sport-loving fans. Champs of the first swinging contest were Hank Medlock, Warren Sieg, Bob Sloan, Ralph Schmeckpepper, and Bob Putman. Tennis, golf, and softball entries were not received until after the Tomahawk had gone to press; however, the winners of the first two sports mentioned were to compete in the conference tournaments May 21 and 22 at Fargo, North Dakota. The softball teams were represented by the three fra- ternities, the Barbs, and a " Poverty Flat " team. The best of these was to challenge a team from some other North Central school. Mixed volleyball was sponsored by Miss Maurine Kelly and proved to be unusually popular during the noon hours. The teams were made up of three boys and three girls. Too often does the mere word " Greek Indicate that we might seek A life opart. Yet our one song Is only that we go along Together toward a well-knit whole. In simple living, Greek ideal, May we build up commonweal. Eola Lieben PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL Minteer, Davis, Kurtz, Ashwood, Williamb Anderson, Fore, Silverman, Maxwell PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL THE PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL is made up of one delegate and an alternate from each fraternity and sorority on the campus. This group of Greeks regulates all of the dances, rushing, and other activities of the Greek organ- izations, and at the same time endeavors to promote good will among its respective groups and help create school spirit and support for the activities of the university. Last fall the Pan-Hellenic Council approved the pledging of one hundred and twenty-seven students, following a week-end of gay and amusing parties. The Council also maintains scholastic standards which must be met if one wishes to become an active member of one of i;he Greek groups. Dean L. M. Bradfield and Dean Rene E. Stevens act as sponsors for this group. The Council opens and closes the dancing season at the university. This year the fall dance of the Council was given at Peony Park, October 10, and was a signal for the various pledge groups to follow in like manner. The spring dance was also given at Peony Park, April 30, at which time the Council pre- sented the Greek ideal boy and girl as a fitting climax to the dancing season. TOMAHAWK - ALPHA GAMMA CHI ALPHA GAMMA CHI. the youngest sorority on the campus, was started in the fall of 1933. The Pan-Hellenic Council officially accepted this organization on May 21, 1934. The colors are red and white. A white and red carnation are the flowers of this sorority. The pledge pin is a gold " A. " Members of this sorority have been prominent in scholastic achievement and in extra-curricular activities. Hannah Baum and Celia Lipsman hold four-year scholarships. The first semester Pauline Rosenbaum received seventeen hours of " A. " Esther Silverman took an active part in play production. She was also the candidate for Homecoming Princess. Florence and Esther Steinberg belong to the honorary musical society, Kappa Mu Lambda. Adeline Speckter was a member of the Gateway staff. The Feathers are Ellabelle Korney, Esther Silverman, and Fannie Witkin. The pledges opened the pledge dance season with " The Circus Swing " on October 24. The spring formal was given April 4, at the Fontenelle Hotel. Baum, Blumkin, Dansky, Korney, Kirshenbaum Lipsman, Rosenbaum, Slutsky, E. Silverman, G. Silverman Speckter, F. Steinberg, E. Steinberg, Weiner OFFICERS Esther Silverman President Florence Steinberg Vice-President Rose Kirshenbaum Secretary-Treasurer Evelyn Dansky liistorian Mrs. Pearl Weber Sponsor ACTIVES Evelyn Dansky Rose Kirshenbaum Ellabelle Korney Esther Silverman Bertha Slutsky Esther Steinberg Florence Steinberg Frances Blumkin Pauline Rosenbaum Fannie Pezzner Hannah Baum Celia Lipsman Goldie Silverman Adeline Speckter Svlvia Weiner GAMMA SIGMA OMICRON GAMMA SIGMA OMICRON sorority was founded in September, 1925. The colors of the sorority are lavender and green, and the flower is the lavender sweet pea. The pledge pin is a silver triangle. part in all the athletic events staged for intersorority competition and W.A.A. The Feathers claim Gertrude Johnson, Marjorie Johnson, and Betty Minteer as members; Miss Minteer is also treasurer of the Feathers as well as secretary of Sigma Pi Phi, educational fraternity. Gertrude Johnson is active in the dramatic department and is the alternate for Betty Minteer on the Pan-Hellenic Council. and was called the " Autumn Leaf Blow. " The formal Christmas dance was given at the Paxton Hotel on December 21, with a dinner for active members preceding. The Gamma Sigma Omicrons have always taken an active November 6, the pledge dance was given at Jacobs Hall, Brown, C uniptcin, Ktiiyrc, ( .. J dIiiiscjh, Al . J nlm on B. Minteer, J. Minteer, Ntwby, Poe, C. Scott M. Scott, Sheets, Strand, Wilson OFFICERS Betty Minteer .... Marjorie Strand . . . . Jean Compton .... Virginia Brown Mrs. M. Gearheart, Miss F. S. Wood ACTI VES Elizabeth Bostwick Virginia Brown Gertrude Johnson Marjorie Johnson Margaret Plummer Ramona Poe Marjorie Strand Virginia Wilson Jean Compton Georgia Etnyre President f ' ice-President Secretary . Treasurer Sponsors Joyce Minteer Mary Newby June Vancil PLEDGES Constance Sheets Mary Scott Christine Scott KAPPA PSI DELTA KAPPA PSI DELTA sorority was founded November 8, 1915. The red rose is the flower of this sorority, and its colors are old rose and silver. A gold " K " serves as the pledge pin. The complete history of the sorority was presented to the active chapter at its annual Founders ' Day banquet. Theda Anthes, Ardith Hudson, and Rosemarie Mashek are members of the Feathers. Ardith Hudson was secretary of the Feathers this year. Marjorie Williams is the Pan-Hellenic representative for the Kappa Psi Deltas, and vice-president of Sigma Pi Phi. Mabel Knipprath and Marjorie Williams repre- sented the group in the intramural debate. Their yearly pledge dance was given on October 30 at Jacobs Hall. Their spring formal was given April 5 at the Music Box. The group entertained at two roller skating parties at Krug Park and instituted a monthly sandwich sale. TOMAHAWK - ' 37 Antlics, Cooper, (larrctt, Hudson, Knii)|iratli Linder, Lohrman, Mashek, MicUna, Peak Pederson, Stahmer, Williams, Vincent OFFICERS Ardith Hudson Marjorie Williainis RosEMARiE Mashek Mary Jane Cooper Mrs. L. F. Johnson ACTIVES Theda Anthes Mary Jane Cooper Ardith Hudson Mabel Knipprath Rosemarie Mashek Irma Peak Marjorie Pedersen Jane Vincent Marjorie Williams Arita Flynn Betty Garrett Ruth Kassal Ruth Linder Brownie Marvin President J ' ice-President Seeretary . Treasurer . Sponsor Helen Mickna Alice Pardubsky Elaine Pearson Marjorie Sautter Elsie Stahmer PLEDGES Mignon Altman Thelma Barnes Norma Lohrman Mary Voss PHI DELTA PSI ON JANUARY 6, 1923, Phi Delta Psi sorority was founded. The lily of the valley is the flower of this organization. Peacock blue and steel gray are its colors. The pledge pin is a gold question mark. head is the board member in charge of archery. The Feathers are Ellen Forehead, Vir- ginia Phelps, and Ellen Corzine, who has taken Ellen Harcman ' s place since mid-year. Last fall Ellen Hartman was elected Homecoming Princess. She was also the presi- dent of Sigma Tau Delta, senior representative on the Student Council, vice-president of the Senior Class, and student representative to the Board of Publications. Louise Fore is a member of the Pan-Hellenic Council. The sorority colors were used as the theme, with a blue sky and hundreds of silver stars. The spring formal was given May 7 at Peony Park. Phi Delta Psi is well represented in W.A.A. Ellen Fore- The pledges gave their dance December 4 at Jacobs Hall. Betterton, Corzine, Fore, Hall Campbell, Hunter, Forehead Hartman, Howe, Phelps, Williamson OFFICERS Alpha Hunter .... Ellen Forehead Louise Fore .... Evelyn Betterton Ruth Diamond, Rene E. Stevens ACTIVES Evelyn Betterton Eileen Christensen Bernice Dohrse Louise Fore Ellen Forehead Ruth Hall Ellen Hartman Jane Hayward Alpha Hunter Helen Henningson Elaine Robertson Maxine Campbell . President Secretary . Treasurer Recording Secretary Sponsors Ellen Corzine Marian Findley Cecilia Hopp Katherine Howe Helen Middleton Virginia Phelps PLEDGES Marvel Gross Yva Heath Clara Williamson PI OMEGA PI OCTOBER 28, 1922, the original organization, Kactus Klub or Duo-Kay, was formed, and became Pi Omega Pi sorority, January 3, 1923. The sorority ' s colors are cerise and silver. The flower is a sweet pea. A gold horseshoe is the pin the pledges must wear. The Pi Omega Pi members take an active part in campus activities. Kathryn Davis is president of the Pan-Hellenic Council. In W.A.A. Helen Saltares is vice-presiden: ; Eloise Johnson, secretary; and Jane Cook, head of Orchesis. Ruth Behrmann is the editor of the Gateway, and Eola Lieben secretary of Sigma Tau Delta. The Feathers are Phyllis Hopkins, Virginia Lee Long, and Bess Greer Shoe- craft. June Corkin Smith was the candidate for Homecoming Princess. Lucille Hurl- but is assistant advertising manager for the Touiahaick, and Amy Rohacek is senior class president. Betty Malm is secretary-treasurer of the freshman class. Bess Greer Shoe- craft is the senior representative on the Student Council, and Irene Tinkham, a junior, is the vice-president. The pledges gave their annual dance, " Premier Night, " November 27 at Jacobs Hall. The Christmas formal was given December 28 at the Fontenelle Hotel. Anderson, Archer, liehrnianii, llurnctt, Cook, Chrit.tenson, IJavis DeVaney, Elbert, Fuller, Hopkins, Hurlbut, Johnston, Lieben Linn, Nelson, Rohacek, Saltares, Shoecraft, Smith, Tinkham, Triplett OFFICERS Amy Rohacek .... Helen Saltares .... Janis Johnston .... Betty Fuller Mary Miles Mrs. S. L. Witman, Mrs. J. E. Woods ACTIVES Lillian Anderson Ruth Archer Ruth Behrmann Muriel Byrn Marjorie Clark Jane Cook Delores Christenson Kathryn Davis PLEDGES Marie Hurlbut Violet DeVanev Helen Elbert Betty Fuller Virginia Gustafson Phylis Hopkins Elinor Johnson Eloise Johnson Janis Johnston Rosemary Thompson Eola Lieben Virginia Lee Long Mary Miles Mary Alice Nelson Gretchen Patterson Amy Rohacek Helen Saltares Irene Tinkham President Vice-President Secretary . Treasurer Sergeant-at-A rms Sponsors Joan Benson Georgia Bliss Lois Burnett Lucille Hurlbut Marjorie Linn Betty Malm Madalyn Triplett Jime Corkin Smith TOMAHAWK ' 37 SIGMA CHI OMICRON THE FIRST SORORITY at Omaha University, Sigma Chi Omicron, was founded in June, 1914. The sorority ' s colors are blue and gold. Its flower is the rose. The pledge pin is a triangle of blue with a gold line through the center. The members are especially active in W.A.A. Betty Arnold is a board member, representing ping pong and shuffleboard. The Feathers are Betty Arnold, Lillian Damask, and Alice Jane Vickery. Betty Majors is the pres- ident of the Student Council and Harriet Salmon is the secretary-treasurer. Betty Arnold, Mary Harkness, Kathryn Johnson, and Marjorie Disbrow are on the Toma- haivk staff. Mary Maxwell was the candidate for Homecoming Princess. Everna Ashwood is the Pan-Hellenic representative. The annual pledge dance was given November 13 at Birchwood Club; it was called a " Jinx Dance. " Red Perkins ' orchestra played for their spring formal dance at the Chermot, March 5. TOMAHAWK ' 37 AnderMjn, Arnold, Asliwood, Barber, lleck, Camiibell, Carlson Clucker, Corrington, Crowder, IJamask, JJisbrow, Feitchmayer, Hagerman Hvistendahl, Harding, Harkness, Johnson, Kuhn, Grant, Leckey Larsen, B. Majors, M. Majors, Reilly, Salmon, Van Husan, Wipprecht, Vickery OFFICERS Betty Majors Kathryn Johnsox Alice Jane Vickery Harriet Salmon Betty Arnold, Mary Harkness ACTIVES Betty Arnold Bunny Ashwood Helen Barber Beth Campbell Frances Clucker Marjorie Corrington Lillian Damask Virginia Elfrink PLEDGES CJayle Kiesling Jean Richards Mary Harkness Kathryn Johnson Maxine Leckey Betty Majors Mary Maxwell Ermagrace Reilly Harriet Salmon Eleanor Sluibert Joyce Syvertson Jane Van Husan Alice Jane Vickery Ciwendolyn Anderson Mary Ann Beck Marian Boysen Enid Crowder Jean Ellison Doroth - Feitchmayer Dorothy Twiss President J ' icc-President Secretary . Treasurer Sergeants-at-A rins Virginia Grant Dorothy Hagerman Mae Harding Vivian Hvistendahl Katherine Kuhn Ruth Larsen Mary Edith Majors Frances McCulley Dorothy Wipprecht Dorothy W eigel TOMAHAWK ' 37 ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA THE ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA fraternity was founded on October 13, 1919. The colors of this organization are red and black and the flower is the American Beauty rose. The pledge pin is the same as the guard of the badge, a lamp. This organization is very interested in the general level of scholarship among the other Greeks on the campus. The members donated a cup to the Pan-Hellenic Council to be awarded to the organization having the highest scholarship average during the year. They also have a cup that is awarded to the freshman who has the highest scholastic record in their fraternity. The members take an active part in outside activities, such as Boy Scout leadership and Y.M.C.A. work. In Alpha Phi Omega, Elbert Hoisington is president, George Alexander is secretary, and Edward Carlson is treasurer. Keith Maxwell is the business manager of the Gateivay. He was also a candidate for the " Campus Sweetheart " of the " Sweetheart Swing " given by the W.A.A. This fraternity is interested in all intramural sports and was the first to have regular suits for its basket- ball team. The annual pledge dance was held at Birchwood Club on November 20. On April 3, their spring formal dinner dance was held at the Fontenelle Hotel. Alexander, Armstrong, Carlson, Dawson, Hadfield, lloisinytDn Landers, Larsen, Maxwell, Moise, Peterson, Phillips OFFICERS George Alexander Peter Larson Albert Hoisington . Edward Carlson Dr. C. W. Helmstadter ACTIVES PLEDGES George Alexander Robert Armstrong Edward Carlson Sam Cornett Robert Hadfield Robert Johnson Albert Hoisington Peter Larson Keith Maxwell Jim Moise Robert White Ray Jimge President Vice-President Secretary . Treasurer . Sponsor Don Peterson Sidney Landers Joe Dawson George Pfeiffer TOMAHAWK PHI SIGMA PH THE PHI SIGMA PHI fraternity is the oldest Greek organization on the campus. It was founded in 1910. The colors of the fraternity are purple and gold. The pledge pin is a triangle, half gold and half purple. the intramural basketball tournament went to them through the efforts of their players, Joe Barker, Gail Leber, Sam Veneziano, Gerald Claudius, Edgar Howe, Leonard Kurtz, Bob Landstrom, Wallace Linn, and Henry Medlock. Joseph Barker is the senior representative on the Student Council and Edgar Howe is the junior repre- sentative. Edgar Howe was also the editor of the Student Directory. Leonard Kurtz is president of the sophomore class and was candidate for " sweetheart " at the W.A.A. " Sweetheart Swing " and is Pan-Hellenic Council representative. Harold Sorenson is sophomore representative on the Ma-ie Day Council. Phi Sigma Phi Ncius, a fraternity paper, is issued semi- annually by Bill Foshier, Gerald Claudius, and Joe Downey. November 4. The fraternity ' s annual " Sweetheart " formal was held at the Chermot on February 19. The members are active in all sports. First place in The annual pledge dance was given at Birchwood Club Barker. Iloettclitr, C lauiliii--, Dowiit-y, I)ri. , llowc, Kurtz Linn, Mangan, Moriarty, Norgard, Sorenson, Veneziano OFFICERS Edgar Howe ...... Gerald Claudius .... Leonard Kurtz ..... Joseph Barker ..... Dr. Edgar A. Hart, Dr. V. Rovce West ACTIVES Joe Barker Gerald Claudius Joseph Downey Edgar Howe Leonard Kurtz Charles Mangan Harry McMillan Clifford Norgard Harold Sorenson Robert Straka Sam Veneziano Paul Ward Louis Boettcher Henrv Dress President ice-President Secretary . Treasurer Sponsors Bill Foshier Thomas Givens Robert Landstrom Gail Leber ' allace Linn Edward Lynch Henry Medlock PLEDGES Gene Irwin Tim Moriarty THETA PHI DELTA THE THETA PHI DELTA fraternity was organized in 1915. The colors are purple, white, and gold. These colors are carried out in the pledge pin which is diamond-shaped, half white and half purple with gold edges. The active chapter has taken an important part in campus politics. The first semester Carson Rogers was president of the Pan-Hellenic Council. The presidents of the freshman and junior classes are Stuart Sadler and Wade Knapp, respectively. Francis Nelson was the editor of the Gateway the first semester. John Kozak is on the Board of Publications, is the business manager of the Tomahawk, the senior representative on the Student Council, and secretary-treasurer of the " O " Club. At the Homecoming Banquet, the fraternity was awarded the alumni banner for the largest number present. Frank Spangler was voted the " Campus Sweetheart " at the W.A.A. " Sweetheart Swing. " The outstanding social events were the pledge dance held November 25 at Jacobs Hall, and the spring formal dance at Peony Park on March 12. Anderson, Belau, Hughes, Knapp, Kozak, Lehmer, Morris Munt, Nelson, Sabata, Sadler, Smith, Spangler, Vaughan OFFICERS Clifford Anderson Wade Knapp .... Robert Lehmer Roger Hughes .... Dr. Lyman Harris, S. L. Witman ACTIVES PLEDGES Clifford Anderson Louis Bernabo Roger Hughes Francis Hesler Francis Johnson Wade Knapp Dale Hansen Bernard Kendricks John Kozak Robert Lehmer Francis Nelson Frank Spangler Irvin Vaughn Goff Lemen Jack Sabata Clinton Sergeant President Vice-President Secretary . Treasurer Sponsors Dick Long Bill Morris Stuart Sadler James Smith John Munt Donald Belau Claude Shoemaker Bill Stoltenberg TOMAHAWK - I I There ' s plenty of fun if you look for it And plenty of joy in the finding; And if we forget our books a bit, There ' s no one would be minding. A party, a dance, an evening of fun We ' ll gladly enjoy if we may. Tis much too soon this little life is done; But still there ' s plenty of time for play. Eola Lieben STUDENT COUNCIL Grenville, Shoecraft, Barker, Kozak Johnk, Howe, Majors Spangler, Tinkham, Salmon, Baum STUDENT COUNCIL THROUGH THE WEARY DAYS of the site contro- versy, the Student Council cheerfully circulated petitions, bolstered up the enthusiasm of the student body, and held meetings to explain the situation and promote the site cause. Back of all this was Betty Majors, the president of the Student Council, and her assisting officers, Irene Tinkham, vice-president, and Harriet Salmon, secretary- treasurer. Among the convocations that the Council sponsored were a talk by Dr. Lyman Harris on his tour of England, dramatic readings by the German lecturer, Paul Dietz, and a formal presentation of a plaque to the university commem- orating the five hundred fiftieth anniversary of Heidelberg by Dr. V. Royce West. President Rowland Haynes spoke once each semester, and Dr. Homer Anderson ad- dressed an assembly on " This Business of Education. " Amy Rohacek, Ellen Hartman, Betty Majors, Carson Rogers, Harold Johnk, Francis Nelson, and Macy Baum were chosen to represent the university in the Who ' s Who for university and college students in the United States. Ma-ie Day and Homecoming were successfully handled under the supervision of the committees selected by the Council. TOMAHAWK MA-IE DAY PRINCESS ATTIRA II, Elaine Coulter, reigned for a day ' midst much activity and festivity on May 14, 1936. The day began officially at Peony Park at four-thirty p.m. with an interf raternity sing in which the sororities and fraternities competed in presen:ing their group songs. Later in the afternoon the selec- tion of Elaine Coulter as princess was revealed. Other candidates, nominated by the sororities, were Dorothy Anderson, Sigma Chi Omicron ; Betty Fellman, Alpha Gamma Chi ; Patricia Bush, Kappa Psi Delta ; and Maxine Steincamp, Pi Omega Pi. Follow- ing the presentation of the Ma-ie Princess, Dr. Lyman H. Harris announced awards to outstanding seniors. Fifteen skits, including numerous dramas and dances were featured at the vaudeville show which was presented following a box supper. Native Hawaiian songs and dances were presented by Jack Kaaua, Sam Reimann, and Steve Harper. The hit of the show was the Alpha Gamma Chi burlesque of a burlesque show. " The Fleet ' s In, " a song and dance number with a nautical theme, was given by the Pi Omega Pi ' s, while the Sigma Chi Omicron act included a trio, chorus, and a novelty dance number by Evelyn Clough and Edward Ferrell. The Gamma act was a bur- lesque on the story of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas in Negro dialect, while the Kappas did a dance number based on nursery rhymes. The final event of the Festival was a dance, with Jack Swanson ' s orchestra playing. Members of the Ma-ie Day committee were Howard Sorenson, Virginia Lee Long, Leo Pearey, Macy Baum, Jane Cook, and Dr. Lyman H. Harris, faculty sponsor. Plans for the 1937 Ma-ie Day celebration, to be held May 21 at Peony Park, follow closely those of last year. Accordingly, there is to be an interfraternity sing, a floor show, the naming of outstanding seniors, the crown- ing of Princess Attira III, and a dance. The committee chosen by the Student Coun- cil includes Bess Greer Shoecraft, senior; Ed Kersenbrock, junior; Harold Sorenson, sophomore; and Jimmy Smith, freshman. ELLEN HARTMAN ELAINE COULTER Homecoming Princess Princess Attira II TOMAHAWK ' 37 HOMECOMING DAY FOLLOWING THE PRECEDENT set last year for a Homecoming in the Indian tradition, the Student Council sponsored the event again this j ' ear on October 16, 1936. garb as the students ' choice began the day ' s festivities. Ellen is a member of Phi Delta Psi sorority and president of Sigma Tau Delta, national honorary English fraternity. She also belongs to the German Club and the International Relations Club. Last year ' s Tomnhaivk was edited under her direction, as was the Gateway for the first semester. floats, the princess and her braves led the parade, which started at the campus, through the downtown section of Omaha and back to the university. The downfall of the football opponents of the day and the victory of the Omaha Cardinals were the themes depicted by the floats. Alpha Sigma Lambda carried away the honor of preparing the best float. Macy Baum was chairman of the parade committee. 30th and Wirt Streets with the Sou.h Dakota Jackrabbits started ' midst exuberant yells for a sweeping victory. LIntil the finish of the game the student body was still demand- ing a win, but the game ended in a 0-0 tie despite the encouragement given the team. activity as the students, faculty, regents, and alumni gathered for a banquet in Jacobs Hall. Each Greek organization and the Barbs had individual tables. Speakers included Macy Baum, toastmaster ; H. A. Jacobberger, board of regents; S. L. Witman, faculty; Frank Heinisch, alumni; Betty Malm, freshmen; Leonard Kurtz, sophomores; Wade Knapp, juniors; and Amy Rohacek, seniors. Homecoming ended with a dance at Jacobs Hall following the banquet. The formal presentation of Ellen Hartman in her Indian Preceding a long stream of decorated cars and colorful At two p.m. the football game at the university field at That evening the campus was again the scene of much RUTH GRENVILLE Editor in Chief JOHN KOZAK Business Manager TOMAHAWK STAFF BECAUSE MOST of last year ' s annual was com- pleted before a name was chosen, this is the first time the theme suggested hy the name has actually been used. As in the last Toinahaick , however, the book itself is not devoted to seniors alone, but to the entire student body, presenting a composite picture of all campus activities. As with a number of other campus organizations, such as the Student Council, the Gateivay, and the Senior Class, a girl, Ruth Grenville, was selected to edit the 1937 Tomahawk. Her staff includes Marjorie Disbrow, Lucille Hurlbut, Kathryn Johnson, Lloyd Lee, John Kozak, Ellen Corzine, George Thread- gill, Agneta Jensen, Ardith Hudson, Howard Greenwald, Marjorie Noe, Mary Jane Davisson, Mary Harkness, and Enid Crowder. The Tomahawk feels that it has shared in the progress which the university has made during the year for it has set precedents for future Tomahawks in the use of its name for a theme and in the name itself. It has also helped to further the dream of the Board of Publications that a yearbook might become a tradition of the school. Long live the Toinahaick ! TOMAHAWK STAFF lliiilson, Corzine, Davisson, Kozak, Greenwald, Lee, Threadgill, Arnold, Jensen Harkness, Noe, Crovvder, Grenville, Johnson, Durden, Disbrow, Hurlbut, Lieben, Raymond GATEWAY STAFF Jones, Unruh, Claudius, Sick, Threadgill, Klaiman, Fore Steinberg, Benson, Norall, Maxwell, Saltares, Phelps Harkness, Speckter, Finer, Klain, Betterton, Behrmann, Davisson, Disbrow, Hopp TOMAHAWK - ' 37 FRANCIS NELSON KIITH MAXWELL Editor, First Semester Business Manager RUTH BEHRMANN Editor, Second Semesterj GATEWAY STAFF THE GATElf ' JY has had a dual personality this year under Francis Nelson, editor for the first semester, and Ruth Behrmann, editor for the second semester. The latter substituted other columns and feature stories for " The Keyhole. " This gave rise to a publication edited by Warren Novak, The Katulid Keyhole, pictorially depicting campus activities. During the site controversy the Gateivay published an edi- tion devoted to promotion of the Elmwood site, carrying editorials answ ering objections to the site. Staff members included Mary Jane Davisson, Kurt Sick, Maurice Klain, and Gerald Claudius as associate editors; George Threadgill, sports editor; Keith Maxwell, assisted by Howard Greenwald, was business manager. Reporters for the second semester included Helen Saltares, George Unruh, Adeline Speckter, Celia Lipsman, Joan Benson, Stewart Jones, Louis Diamantis, Frank Norall, Howard Winholtz, Lillian Monovitz, Kenneth Scholes, Mary Harkness, Marjorie Disbrow, Louise Fore, Jack Pike, Nathan Wolfson, Cecelia Hopp, Virginia Phelps, Ruth Finer, Esther Steinberg, Esther Klaiman, and Harriet Betterton. r. TOMAHAWK ' 37 Davis. MedlocU. Pike, MiiUllekauiT, lienson, Plette, ilills, Thompson ilicUna, Dr. James, Stearns, Lohrman, Mashek, Cisar, Johnson, Campbell, Burnett, Hurlbut, Anderson Larsen, Rohacek, Anderson, Shoecraft, Arnold, Vincent, Bauman, Silverman, Jarmin, Lieben DRAMA CLUB THE UNIVERSITY DRAMA CLUB, organized Marc h 17, fosters monthly meetings featuring professional dramatists and accounts of their experiences in the " big-time " mummers ' field. The year ' s dramatic productions will compete with each other for the honor of being presented as the dramatic department ' s best offering of the season at the last meeting in May. Among the plays produced were " Undercurrent, " " The Toy Heart, " " Harmony, " and " Their Husbands. " Phyllis Bauman, president of the organization, is aided by Betty Arnold, vice-president; George Stearns, secretary; and Jane Vincent, treasurer. The club was organized by Bess Greer Shoecraft, assistant in the dramatics department, and is sponsored by Dr. Gilbert James and Mrs. Jean Jarmin. Each member of the newly organized play producing class, under Mrs. Jarmin, produced three plaj ' s. Included in this advanced group are Hazel Willard, George Stearns, Fred Plette, Amy Rohacek, Bess Greer Shoecraft, and Jane Vincent. TOMAHAWK ' 37 Goodbinder, Shoecraft, Mrs. Johnson, Kniidsen. Kristenson, Scholes, Dr. Boyce, Davisson, Kosier Reisser, Lieben, Peterson, Hartman, Hurlbut, Shepherd, Harkness Dieterich, Benson, Lando, Johnson, Behrmann SIGMA TAU DELTA PROGRAMS FEATURING original written work of members, alternated with special speakers and discussions, formed the nucleus of an active year ' s work by the local Kappa Gamma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, national honorary English fraternity. An appreciation and knowledge of poetry has been stressed by the club this year, and March 16, Miss Helene Magaret, Omaha poetess praised by critics, addressed the fraternity on the " Importance of Poetry. " The Omaha chapter, founded in 1931, is headed by Ellen Hartman, president; James Peterson, vice-president; Eola Lieben, secretary; Irma Shepherd, treasurer; Lucille Hurlbut, program chairman; and Mary Harkness, editor of the Little Grub. The following members were formally initiated into Sigma Tau Delta this year: Ruth Behrmann, Mary Jane Davisson, Mary Harkness, Bess Green Shoecraft, Anna Goodbinder, Kathryn Johnson, Mary Dieterich, Thelma Kristenson, Phyllis Knudsen, and Virginette Olson. TOMAHAWK ' 37 GAMMA PI SIGMA ()ls in. Xfwiiv, Kink, ZiDiik, Kurtz, llorris, VauK ' ni, Sheets Holland, Aliss . ell Ward, Campbell, Ellingwood, I ' halen, Hatton, Kline, Wagner, J. Anderson, Osterholm GAMMA PI SIGMA SMELLING LABS, flaming Bunsen burners, highly ex- plosive bits of chemicals have been the baptism of fire for our scientific minds. Gamma Pi Sigma, national honorary chemistry fraternity, gives just recognition to students who have qualified through their work for the society ' s award. In the local Alpha chapter, honor points were awarded to Ethel Adler, Herbert Hildebrand, Ralph Kline, Prentice Wendland, John Zitnik, James Britton, Ray King, Clitus Olson, Harold Thompson, John Nelson, Vance Senter, Bill Holland, and Ermagrace Reilly. They work quietly at Science Hall, content with such minor explosions as may occur in their own test-tubes. But these students, sponsored by Miss Nell Ward, are sure someday to explode into the world to the glory of the school. Major events sponsored by this group included their annual banquet February 12 at the Elks Club with Dr. George Coleman, professor of Chemistry at Iowa State University, Ames. The annual chemistry spelldown was held the latter part of May. Miss Norma Ellingwood served as president. TOMAHAWK ' 37 Shoecraft, Vickery, Damask, Arnold, Kristenson, Mashek, Corzine Hudson, Hopkins, Forehead, Silverman, Johnson, Grenville, Minteer FEATHERS THE FEATHERS have floated through the year by pro- moting the school ' s athletic activities. The breezes behind the Feathers were Ruth Grenville, president; Lillian Damask, vice-president; Ardith Hudson, secretary; and Betty Minteer, treasurer. An ofl cial emblem, an " O " of cardinal felt with a feather placed diagonally through it, was adopted at the beginning of the year to be worn with the costumes of black skirts, white shirts, and red sweaters. Fortune telling, fish ponds, bingo and dart games, and a floor show entertained the students at the carnival held November 13, where Ruth Grenville and Noel King reigned as Queen and King. To holders of lucky numbers of five-cent tickets sold two weeks before the carnival, prizes were awarded. Virginia Lee Long, Lillian Damask, and Ruth Grenville were in charge, and the " O " Club assisted. In addition to rooting in a body at the football and bas- ketball games, the Feathers ushered at the Joslyn Memorial for the Orchesis recital. The group traveled to Sioux City in October to lend their support to the football team. Jackson, Riggins, Sorenson, Flesher, Wolf, Coacli Hartman Coach Baker, Midfllekautf, Kersenbrock. (lardner. Anderson, Boldenow Strohbehn, Olson, Tyler, Johnk, Perkins, Kozak, Threadgill O " CLUB THESE ARE the red-sweatered lads who dot the campus, adding romance, glamour, and " umph " to 24th and Pratt streets and immediate vicinity. The red-hued accoutrements are the boys ' just rewards for their spirit and give-it-all- you-got-ness in the year ' s athletic encounters. Football, of course, isn ' t the only sport in which these men strive for the honored circle. Basketball and track in their seasons have their devotees who add to the ranks of the " O " Club. faculty building, followed by limcheons, were inaugurated. The members also assisted the Feathers with the annual fall Feathers ' carnival. The most important event of the year is their dance, at which an " O " Club sweetheart is elec:ed and presented a letter sweater and a season pass to all the athletic events. The brawny officers that rule with a muscular hand are Norman Sorenson, president; Harold Johnk, vice-president; John Kozak, secretary-treasurer; and Melvin Boldenow, sergeant-at-arms. During the past year, monthly meetings at the women ' s Petersen, Coach Baker, Dean Bradfield, Mr. Woods, Mr. Moneghan, Dr. Dawson P. Rushlau, Rankin, Hoisington, Perkins, Jackson, Alexander, J. Rushlau ALPHA PHI OMEGA AFTER A YEAR ' S DORMANCY, the Alpha Theta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, national scouting fraternity, became active on the campus this year. To carry on an interest in scouting and to promote projects of service to the university and to the Boy Scouts of Omaha are their main aims. The organization celebrated the Boy Scout anniversary by having all the male students on the campus, who were formerly scouts or at present active members, register. One hiuidred and fifty-nine boys took advantage of this and registered. Omaha University ' s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega was organized under Professor Irwin A. Hammer in 1932. The officers for the past year have been Elbert Hoisington, president; George Alexander, secretary; and Edward Carlson, treasurer. Dean L. M. Bradfield, Mr. J. E. Woods, Mr. John Baker, and Dr. L. R. Dawson have acted as the club ' s sponsors. PRE-MED AND CHEMISTRY CLUBS Hubler Deirberger, Susman, Knicely, Smith, Wagner, Zitnik, Bradsliaw, Harb, Ed. Smith, E. Anderson, Holland Olson, J. Smith, Cornelius, Diamantis, Garret, Hvistendahl, Ellingwood, Maxwell, Campbell, Newby, Youngstrum, Osterholm Elias, De Waal, V. Anderson, Pietsch, Patterson. Long, Kline, Gates, Larsen, Krisco, Miss Nell Ward, Knotts PRE-MED AND CHEMISTRY CLUBS IN ORDER TO GIVE those who plan to enter the medical profession the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the ideals and the prob- lems that will confron t them, the Pre-Med Club planned its year to fulfill this purpose. Supervising and conducting the organization ' s business were Miss Nell Ward, sponsor; Robert Stowe, president; Jack Bittner, vice-president; and Beth Campbell, secretary. A banquet on November 20, with Dr. C. W. M. Poynter, dean of University of Ne- braska College of Medicine, as speaker, was the outsianding event of the year. Dr. Poynter ' s topic was " Modern Drifts of Medical Education. " Also striving to prepare students for future occupations, the Chemistry Club met bi-monthly at Science Hall to hear speakers from various chemical fields. The importance that chemistry has in industry was demonstrated by visits to laboratories and industries. Officers for the year were Ralph Kline, presi- dent; Ed Smith, vice-president; Clitus Olson, secretary; and Miss Nell Ward, sponsor. TOMAHAWK - ' 37 Mr. Heckman, Baum, Klain Crowder, Wolf son, Richards, Clausen, Ilurlbut DEBATE DEBATERS AT OMAHA UNIVERSITY not only wander through Webster ' s dictionary but also all over the middle western states. The winter tournament at Midland College, Fremont, was the first stop on the debaters ' itinerary. Two teams, comprised of Enid Crowder and Lucille Hurlbut, Macy Baum and Maurice Klain, won nine out of ten contests to capture first place in the annual forensic tournament sponsored by tlie Maryville, Missouri, State Teachers College. The wandering debaters made their way to Denver to the Rocky Mountain Speech Conference with D. E. Heckman, coach. The women ' s team won the only decision debate that they had, and the men ' s team lost one of then- four debates to the University of Southern California team, the champions of the tournament. After the tournament the women ' s team went to Greeley, Colorado, to meet the Colorado State Teachers College team ; and then on to Hastings, Nebraska, for another debate. The debaters placed second in the state tournament. The subject this year has been : " Resolved ; that Congress should be empowered to fix maximum hours and minimum wages for industry. " TOMAHAWK Rohacck, Triplett. Saltares, Damask, Knudsen, Reynolds, Campbell, Hurlbut Scott, Disbrow, Harrington, Cook, DeVaney, Burnett, Medlock, Klaiman, Anderson C Scott Bradley, Shoening, Danskv, Deiterich, Kristenson, Arnold, Mickna, Stahmer, Diamond Hirsch, F. Johnson, Grenville, Kassal, Williamson, Fuller, Betterton, Beck, Forehead, W emmer, Greenberg WOMEN ' S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION THE W.A.A. REGAN ITS YEAR with a masquerade Halloween party on October 27th. Prizes for the best, funniest, and prettiest cos- tumes were given, and a chamber of horrors, games, dancing, and refreshments took up the time for the remainder of the evening. The soccer season was ended this year by a game between the junior and the sophomore teams at Kountze Park. Following the game a " Soccer Feed " was given at the Women ' s Faculty building with a theme of boxing carried out in ai fumn colors and program and paper miniature boxing-glove menus. Shuffleboard and badminton in mixed groups proved to be a very popular sport. The games were played during the noon hour and the cham- pions were Bunny Ashwood and Jack Maloney. Volleyball, both inter-sorority and mixed variety, occupied the noon hours for two weeks during the month of January. The Pi O ' s were winners of the inter-sorority tournament and Team No. 1 won the mixed tournament. Two of the most novel dances of the year were promoted by the Women ' s Athletic Association. The " Political Prom, " directed by Amy Ro- hacck, was the first mixer of the year, held October 2 in Jacobs Hall. As each guest entered the floor he cast a vote for president and received an emblem of his party. At the " Sweetheart Swing, " a vice-versa, Frank Spangler, Theta Phi Delta, was the co-eds ' choice for sweetheart. TOMAHAWK ' 37 W. A. A. BOARD Dieterich, Saltares, Knudsen, Dansky Forehead. Williamson, Arnold, Raymond, Rohacek Mickna, Cook, Harrington, Damask The second annual Charm School, featuring a series of three lectures, a style show, and a musical and dancing program, was held March 11 and 12. Dr. Paul Tipton spoke on " Diet and Figure, " Dr. Wilfred Payne on " Get Your Man, " and a representative of the Brandeis Store on " Individual Make-up and Hairdress, " opening the school. Models for the fashion show included Delores Carl- son, Sigma Chi Omicron ; Ellen Corzine, Phi Delta Psi ; Mary Alice Nelson and Kath- ryn Davis, Pi Omega Pi ; Pauline Rosenbaum, Alpha Gamma Chi ; Ruth Kassal, Kappa Psi Delta; Mary Scott, Gamma Sigma Omicron; and Ruth Thompson and Bette Woods, Barbs. Musical background was provided by Fred Dempster, ' cello; Florence Steinberg, violin; and Esther Steinberg, piano. Dorothy Twiss did a novelty tap dance, and Madalyn Triplett and Lois Burnett played an accordion duet. Amy Rohacek was in charge of arrangements, while Ruth Kassal, Phyllis Knudsen, and Madalyn Triplett assisted. The W.A.A. closed its year by sponsoring a statewide convention, April 30-May 1, for women ' s athletic organizations from twelve state uni- versities and colleges of Nebraska. Phyllis Knudsen presided and the W.A.A. Board members acted as hostesses. A luncheon, a general assembly, a panel meeting, a tea, and a banquet filled the program ; and on the following day a breakfast, another lunch- eon, and a general assembly brought to a close the first W.A.A. statewide convention and a successful year. TOMAHAWK ' 37 ORCHESIS THOSE MEMBERS of the creative dancing classes who wish to develop further aptitude in that field meet once a week with Miss Ruth Diamond for Orchesis. During the first semester of the school year, this class was divided into two groups, one the concert dancers and the other the regular dancers. Members of the concert group, with Miss Diamond and Miss Betty Fellman, piano accompanist, attended the South Dakota Physical Education Convention at the North- ern Normal and Industrial School at Aberdeen, South Dakota, in November, where they presented a dance symposium. The concert group, assisted by the advanced and beginning dancing classes, were featured at the Joslyn Memorial at its open house, January 15. Numbers included in the recital were Salutation, Folk Rhythm, Eccossais, Country Dance, The Band, Walks in the Rain, Jazz Idiom, Suite, Conflict, Green Table, Mechanization, Rhapsody in Blue, and Opposition. The closing dance. Chorale, was a Hymn of Praise done in processional style, with Miss Diamond as soloist. To demonstrate the fundamentals taught in the classes, a demonstration was given for a Humanities lecture. Miss Betty Fellman has been of great assistance to the dancers, for it is she who has made possible some of the inter- pretations with her arrangements and original compositions for the piano. Just as the group itself has changed from a small group to a large one, so has the dancing itself changed from that type of dancing influenced by the Greek friezes to dancing that is interpretative and which distorts familiar and common motions of the body. As a dance is composed, the music is composed along with it, or a dance is composed to fit a piece of music that has already been written. The spring concert presented by the members of Orchesis and the dancing classes was based on the circular motif. The dances presented were comprised of whirls, pendulum swings, circular movements of the arms, and many other movements having the round motion. " Row, row, row your boat, " the round, was interpreted into a dance by the Orchesis group, and the finale, which consisted of varying circles, was danced by the ensemble. ■r TOMAHAWK Durden, Parrish, F. Steinberg, Hughes, Peterson, Arnold, Stahmer, Brown Tohannaber, Grenville, Savage, F. Johnson, C. Scott, Cisar, Jensen, Forehead Goodbinder, Minteer, WilUams, Shoecraft, Dr. Taylor, Rohacek, Anderson, Lieben SIGMA PI PHI A FEW PURSUERS OF PEDAGOGY, teachers-to-be, reorganized, on March 8, Sigma Pi Phi, an honorary educational fraternity. These individuals, who seek knowledge only for the good which they may achieve by dispens- ing it, elected Bess Greer Shoecraft as their president. Marjorie Williams was chosen vice-president; Betty Minteer, secretary; Francis Johnson, treasurer; and Janis John- ston and Anna Goodbinder, sergeants-at-arms. Members of the club, whose purpose is to establish a con- tact between alumni and those connected with the school system, practice their future profession, teaching, in various city schools. An active program committee consists of Edward Scouten, chairman; Ed Nell Benson, Roger Hughes, and James Peterson. The fraternity is sponsored by Misses Frances Wood and Elizabeth Kaho, and Dr. Leslie O. Taylor. 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TUESDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY NIGHTS ROYAL GROVE For reservations of private parties, clubs, fra- ternities and sororities Phone Walnut 6253 ajL±k to thank the many students for their patronage and hope that we may have the pleasure of serving them again MATSUO o 2404 FARNAM STREET Telephone ATlantic 4079 GOOD WISHES OF NORTH SIDE HARDWARE 4112 North 24fh Street Telephone KEnwood 0834 F. J. Schollman Wilson F. Schollman Nat L. Dewell COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER 321 Arthur Building Phone . . . JA. 3322 Groups Air Photos Panoromics Athletic Events Young Man! STUDY LAW When deciding on a Lniv Course consider The University of Omaha Law School SUNDERLAND BUILDING Four Year Course Evening Classes Downtown (]all Herbert W. Fischer, Sec ' y 1300 ViRjT National Bank Bldg. 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" But whatever the name, the result of driving or walking in modern traf- fic congestion is much the same. Avoid the nervous strain of traffic by sitting comfortably in a street car, and letting the motorman do the work. For safety, dependabil- ity and economy, travel by street cars ! AVOID TRAFFIC NERVES TRAVEL BY STREET CARS OMAHA COUNCIL BLUFFS fe STREET RAILWAY CO. DON ' T FORGET YOUR DAILY DATE WITH L ROBERTS I D VTED 9 FAIRMONT ' S ICE CREAM of couxie: The Fairmont Creamery Co. After the Show or Dancing Party DIXON ' S FARNAM at 18th FOR YOUR OFFICE Skyscraper desks of metal Aluminum chairs Fire-resistive products Filing cabinets Office systems, card and letter Loose-leaf equipment SHAW-WALKER CO. 316 S. 19th Street Omaha, Nebr. Compliment ' s of OMflHfl Fixture and Supply Co. 1101 Douglas Street . OMAHA STANDARD BLUE PRINT CO. supplies for ARTISTS ENGINEERS ARCHITECTS 141 1 Horney Street AT. 7890 GAS IS THE IDEAL FUEL FOR • COOKING • WATER HEATING • REFRIGERATION • HOME HEATING COMPLIMENTS OF Omaha Towel Supply 4322 NORTH 24TH STREET VAN SANT School of Business In Us 47th Year ALL YEAR — CO-EDUCATIONAL DAY and EVENING Entrance, 207 S. 19th St. Ja. 5890 lONE C. DUFFY, Owner COMPLIMENTS AND GOOD WISHES OF TUKEY and SONS Real Estate 620 First National Bank BIdg. PLANTS . . . CUT FLOWERS DESIGNS and DECORATIONS For Corsages Brandeis Flower Shop 16th and Douglas Streets FRED B. ALLAN, Manager fqrQUICK SERVICE Pen Repairing Bhr FILM DEVELOPING WHENYQU NEED A NEW PEN SEE-TED ' IGT ' ST AT FAR NAM Compliments of WOODMEN of the WORLD OMAHA, NEBRASKA De E. Bradshaw, Pres. Farrar Newberry, Sec ' y COMPLIMENTS OF John LATENSER and Sons 46 8 Sounders-Kennedy BIdg. OMAHA, NEBR. COMPLIMENTS OF PETER KIEWIT oons i o. IN OMAHA SINCE 1884 1024 Omaha National Bonk BIdg. OMAHA, NEBR. To the Students and Employees of the University: We are in business to render a service in provid- ing at reasonable prices in a convenient location the books and supplies which you need in your work. Thank you for your pa- tronage in the past. Your future patronage will be appreciated. The MUNICIPAL UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE Compliments of OMAHA SCHOOL SUPPLY " Everything jot Schools " 1113-17 NICHOLAS STREET Omaha Dependability . . . PRINTING is more than a manufacturing business — it often involves counseling with the prospect or cus- tomer regarding the partic- ular problems to make the individual printed piece ren- der the greatest possible service to the buyer. We believe you will find our policy of dependable service from the inception or creation of the idea to the delivery of the job a profit- able thing to you. MAGIC CITY PRINTING CO. Printing and Offset Lithography Ma. 4700 4808 S. 25th St. OMAHA, NEBR. 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