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ZJoma dedication. TO THE FORMER STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS NOW SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES iJomaLaiuL UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA VOLUME NUMBER NINE 1944 EDITOR ADELE PANGLE BUSINESS MANAGER JOHN FOLEY e or K ontents ADMINISTRATION CLASSES HONORS ACTIVITIES SPORTS GREEKS mimst ation Rowland Haynes President William H. Thompson Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Carl W. Helmstadter Dean of the College of Applied Arts and Sciences JOHN W. LUCAS Dean of Students M.B.A., Ohio State University, 1935 Professor of Business Administra- tion STUART BALLER A.M., University of Nebraska, 1932 Assistant Professor of Physical Education LLOYD M. BRADFIELD A.B., University of Dubuque, 1923 Assistant Professor of Psychology RODERIC B. CRANE M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1941 Associate Professor of Business Administration Assistant Dean of the College of Applied Arts and Sciences JAMES M. EARL Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1928 Professor of Mathematics, Head of Department of Mathe- matics MARY PADOU YOUNG Associate Dean of Students A.M., Columbia University, 1927 Instruaor in English BENJAMIN BOYCE Ph.D., Harvard University, 1933 Professor of English, Head of Department of English and Comparative Literature MARTIN W. BUSH F.A.G.O. Associate Professor of Music, Head of Department of Mu- RUSSEL C. DERBYSHIRE Ph.D., Iowa State College, 1 9 3 8 Instructor in Zoology and Ana- tomy CHRISTOPHER S. ESPINOSA Ph.D., University of Rome, Italy, 1924 Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures WILLIAM FRED FARRAR M.B.A., University of Texas, 1937 Assistant Professor of Business Administration LESLIE N. GARLOUGH Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1931 Professor of Biology, Head of Department of Science CHARLES HOFF B.Sc, University of Nebraska, 1926 Finance Secretary ELIZABETH KAHO A. M., Columbia University, 1936 Instructor in Music JOHN W. KURTZ M.S. in M.E., State University of Iowa, 1939 Assistant Professor of Engineer- ing, Head of Department of Engineering HARRY F. FORE A.B., University of Missouri, 1905 Instructor in English MILDRED M. GEARHART A.M., State University of Iowa, 1928 Assistant Professor of English W. GILBERT JAMES Ph.D., Highland University, 1913 Professor of Speech GERTRUDE KINCAIDE A.M., University of Nebraska, 1929 Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Lit- eratures DORIS LYMAN B.Sc, University of Nebraska, 1938 Instructor in Physical Educa- tion, Aaing Head of Depart- ment of Women ' s Physical Education CHERYL H. PREWETT M.S., Oklahoma A. and M.. 1938 Instructor in Engineering KATHERINE RAGEN Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1936 Assistant Professor of History HARRY RICE M.S., University of Iowa, 1928 Assistant Professor of Mathe- matics ROBERT W. STARRING A.M., University of Michigan, 1933 Assistant Professor of Speech, Head of Department of Speech LESLIE O. TAYLOR Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1932 Associate Professor of Educa- tion, Head of Department of Education GLORIA K. SINNETT A.B., University of Omaha, 1 943 Instructor in Commercial Arts T. EARL SULLENGER Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1930 Professor of Sociology, Head of Department of Sociology A. DAYLE WALLACE Ph.D., Yale University, 1933 Associate Professor of English ■■ " Jfi- NELL WARD FRANCES E, WOOD Ph.D., State University of Iowa, g " k A.M., Columbia University, Associate Professor of Chemis- ■ B k i l Assistant Professor of Educa- FACULTY AND STAFF ON LEAVE OR IN THE SERVICE EDWARD P. COLEMAN M.S., State University, 1939 Assistant Professor of Mathe- matics RICHARD E. DUNCAN A. M., Ohio State University, 1937 Instructor in Music WILLIAM DURAND B. Sc, University of Omaha, 1938 Assistant Professor of Engineer- ing LYMAN H. HARRIS Ph.D., University of Wiscon- sin, 1931 Associate Professor of History C. L. HARTMAN A. M., University of Omaha, 1 940 Football and Track Coach DAYTON E. HECKMAN Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1939 Associate Professor of Govern- ment EDGAR A. HOLT Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1928 Professor of History and Gov- ernment EDWIN S. JAMES B. Sc, University of Omaha, 1932 Assistant to Dean of Students HAROLD JOHNK A.M., State University of Iowa, 1941 Instructor in Men ' s Physical Education ROBERT FREDERICK LANE Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1939 Associate Professor, Library WILLIAM K. NOYCE Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1938 Associate Professor of Chemis- try JOHN E. WOODS A.B., Hamline, 1921 Work-Study and Student Em- ployment FACULTY AND STAFF NOT PICTURED MAINE C. ANDERSEN, M.D. Director of Student Health Service ELIZABETH GAGE CHURCH B.Sc, University of Nebraska Instructor in Home Economics BERTHE C. KOCH Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1929 Professor of Fine Arts, Head of Department of Art ELLEN LORD B.S.L.S., University of Michi- gan, 1938 Librarian WILFRED PAYNE Ph.D., University of Wiscon- sin, 1930 Professor of Philosophy JOHN MILTON PHILLIPS, D.D. Illinois College, 1929, North- land College, 1930 Instructor in Religion PAUL STAGEMAN A.B., University of Omaha, 1939 Assistant Instructor in Chemis- try RUDOLPH SEIDEL Vienna Conservatory of Music, Austria, 1856 Director of Orchestra ALICE C. SMITH A.B. , University of Omaha, 1 940 Registrar HUGH J. TUDOR Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1933 Associate Professor of Govern- ment DANA T. WARREN Ph.D., Yale University, 1933 Associate Professor of Physics PEARL WEBER A.M., University of Chicago, 1920 Assistant Professor of Psychol- ogy and Philosophy PL acemen t During the past year, there has been less place- ment because of the war. And, there has been no Work-Study. In a recent survey, it was shown that 82% of the regularly enrolled students are helping the war effort by being employed in part-time jobs. Every student who wants to work is now doing so. The tide has changed. For the first time in the history of the Placement Office, it was not necessary to solicit jobs for students. Instead, employers besieged Place- ment officials with their requests for student workers. RoDERic B. Crane, Director tit vicauon E. M. HoSMAN, Director The School of Adult Education continued with a large enrollment this year, which was due in part to a variety of new courses and training programs. The one designed to train church ushers brought a con- siderable amount of national publicity to the school. During the year the School of Adult Education co- operated with the Y.M.C.A. in offering a number of short courses formerly sponsored by the " Y. " The year 1943-44 also saw the Evening School approved as a member of the Seventh Army Institute, which has made the University ' s extension courses available to servicemen throughout the nation. Left to right: Chem exam in process . . . the chaperones . . . Lucas needs official O.K. . . Payne tries quarter- back sneak, Tudor doesnt ' think it ' ll work . . . meeting of the scientific minds . . . resting . . . swing and sway . . . discussing literature? . . . Garloughs give Goodman competition. Seniors JEAN PRATT ANDERSON Bachelor of Arts Major in English Intersorority Council, president; President of Senior Class; Sigma Chi Omicron, president; Sigma Tau Delta, Feathers, Women ' s Athletic Association, Junior Mar- shall, Business Manager of Stu- dent Publications, Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Home- coming Princess, Ma-ie Day Com- mittee. MARIE CARLYLE BECKWITH Bachelor of Science in Nursing Feathers. LOY THIETJE BROWN, USNR Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology RICHARD THOMAS BURRESS, USNR Bachelor of Arts Major in History Theta Phi Delta, pledge secretary, treasurer, president; O Club; In- ternational Relations Club; Stu- dent Council, president; President of Sophomore Class; Interfrater- nity Council; President of Junior Class; Football. JEANNE B. CHENOWETH Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology Alpha Kappa Delta, secretary; Women ' Athletic Association; Gateway; French Club; Student Christian Association; YWCA, secretary. DEAN ROBBINS ARCHER, USA Bachelor of Aits Major in Biology Dean ' s Honor list; Pre-Med Club; Student Christian Association. SOPHIE BLUMKIN Bachelor of Arts Major in Government Dean ' s Honor List; Tomahawk, Assistant Editor; Women ' s Athlet- ic Association; International Rela- tions Club; Hitchcock Fellowship; Independents; Senior day, chair- man. RUTH LOUISE BRUHN Bachelor of Arts Major in Government Women ' s Athletic Association; Vice President of Senior Class; Intersorority Council; Phi Delta Psi, secretary. PHYLLIS CARTER Bachelor of Science in Education Tomahawk; Intramural Sports; Exhibition Folk Dancing; Sigma Pi Phi, publicity chairman; Ma-ie Day Acts; Senior Day Program Committee; Choir; Sigma Chi Omicron. JOSEPH DARRELL CLEMMER, USMC Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Theta Alpha Si; Independents; Intramural baseball, Softball, bas- ketball, touch football, table ten- nis, tennis. DORIS E. COOK Bachelor of Science in Education Dean ' s Honor List. MILDRED MAY CUNNINGHAM Bachelor of Arts Major in English French Club; Womens ' Athletic Association, executive board; In- tersorority Council, president; Gamma Sigma Omicron, vice president; Student Council, presi- dent; Who ' s ' Who Among Stu- dents in American Universities and Colleges; Ma-ie Day Commit- tee. EDNA PAGAN Bachelor of Science in Nursing NANCY ELGENE FREEMAN Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology Sigma Chi Omicron, treasurer; L ' Alliance Francaise; Dean ' s Hon- or List. ALBERT G. FULLER, JR. Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology Choir; Theta Phi Delta, second vice president; Student Council; President of Senior Class; Dean ' s Honor List. BLONDLE H. COON Bachelor of Arts Major in History Degree with Distinction Dean ' s Honor List; Freshman Scholarship; Alice " Ware Scholar- ship; Junior - Senior Scholarship; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Col- leges; Student Council; Student Christian Association; Internation- al Relations Club; Independents, vice president, president; Sigma Pi Phi, president; Future Teachers of America, president. ELIZABETH JANE DRISHAUS Bachelor of Arts Major in English Alice Ware Scholarship; Toma- hawk, activities editor; Board of Student Publications; " Who ' s Who in American Universities and Col- leges; Dean ' s Honor List; Gamma Sigma Omicron, secretary, presi- dent; Intersorority Council; Sig- ma Tau Delta, treasurer, presi- dent; Kappa Mu Lambda, vice president; Choir; Kappa Tau Pi, secretary; Womens ' Athletic As- sociation; French Club; Com- mencement Usher; Freshman Scholarship. MARCIA FINER Bachelor of Arts Major in Government Dean ' s Honor List; International Relations Club; Feathers; Wo- men ' s Athletic Association; High School Scholarship; Citizenship Scholarship; Junior-Senior Schol- arship; Hitchcock Scholarship; Debate; Bellows; Pi Kappa Delta, secretary, president; First in State Junior Women ' s Division, Wis- consin Third Annual Women ' s Tournament. GRIFFITH RUSSELL FRYER, USA Bachelor of Arts Major in Mathematics MARIE ROSE GALDA Bachelor of Arts Major in Chemistry Dean ' s Honor List; Womens ' Athletic Association; High School Scholarship; Independents; Pre- Med Club; Chemistry Club, sec- retary; Gamma Pi Sigma; Who ' s Who Among Students in Ameri- can Universities and Colleges; Stu- dent Council; Student Christian Association, co-chairman, treasur- LOIS R. GRAY GOODE Bachelor of Science in Education JANE LOUISE GRIFFITH Bachelor of Arts Major in Mus c Sigma Chi Omicron, president; Kappa Mu Lambda, vice presi- dent; Sigma Pi Phi, president; Orchestra, president; Freshman Scholarship; Citizen Scholarship; Choir; Feathers; Women ' s Ath- letic Association; Intersorority Council; Who ' s Who Among Stu- dents in American Universities and Colleges; vice president of Junior Class; Beauty Contest Par- ticipant; Ma-ie Day, music direc- tor. ERNEST JAUL Bachelor of Arts Major in Chemistry Gamma Pi Sigma, secretary, vice president; Independents, secretary; Chemistry Club, secretary, presi- dent; Dean ' s Honor List. PATRICIA ANN LANGSTON Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology Gamma Sigma Omicron, pledge president, page president, vice president; Sigma Pi Phi, secretary; Future Teachers of America, vice president; Intersorority Council, treasurer; War Council, treasurer; Dean ' s Honor List; Chairman of Senior Banquet; Ma-ie Day. MARJORIE MARTIN Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology Chemistry Club, president; Pre- Med Club, secretary; Gamma Pi Sigma, secretary-treasurer; Stu- dent Council; Secretary of Senior Class; Dean ' s Honor List; Junior- Senior Scholarship; Commence- ment Usher; Intersorority Council Scholarship Award; Gamma Sig- ma Omicron. MILDRED HARLEM GREENE Bachelor of Arts Major in History Sigma Pi Phi; Women ' s Athletic Association. HARRY C. HENDERSON Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology Dean ' s Honor List. ANNETTE KLEIN Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics International Relations Club; Freshman Scholarship; Citizen- ship Scholarship; Junior-Senior Scholarship; Tomahawk, assistant editor, advisory editor, editor; Gateway, feature editor, second page editor, make-up editor; Womens ' Athletic Association, executive board; Student Direc- tory, editor; Independents; Dean ' s Honor List; French Club; Who ' s Who Among Students in Ameri- can Universities and Colleges; Feathers, president; Phi Sigma Chi, national corresponding secre- tary. DOUGLAS FLOYD LINDSEY, USMC Bachelor of Arts Major in Music Dean ' s Honor List; Alpha Sigma Lambda, secretary; Band; Intra- mural Sports; Alpha Sigma Lamb- da Scholarship Cup; Interfratern- ity Council Scholarship Key; In- terfraternity Council; Sigma Pi Phi; Kappa Mu Lambda, secre- tary - treasurer; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Student Council; Ma-ie Day morning ac- tivities chairman; Chief Air Raid Warden; Physical Education Class Commander; Crack Squad; Busi- ness Manager, Student Publica- tions; Student Directory, editor, business manager. BYRON B. OBERST, USA Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology Theta Phi Delta, pledge president, secretary, vice president, presi- dent; Interfraternity Council, president; Student Council; Pre- Med Club; Chemistry Club; Gam- ma Pi Sigma; Who ' s ' Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Del- phian Scholarship; Chairman Red Cross Drive. ROBERT REX PETTEGREW, USN Bachelor of Arts Major in Chemistry VERA E. ROBERTS Bachelor of Arts Major in History Sigma Pi Phi, treasurer, librarian and historian; Student Christian Association; Independents; Citi- zenship Scholarship. WALLACE L. RANKIN, USNR Bachelor of Arts Major in Physics Dean ' s Honor List; Student Pub- lications; Student Council; Gam- ma Pi Sigma, president; Who ' s Who Among Students in Ameri- can Universities and Colleges; In- terfraternity Scholastic Key; Phi Sigma Phi; Ma-ie Day. INEZ MAY ROESKY Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology Dean ' s Honor List; Student Coun- cil; Chemistry Club, vice presi- dent; Pre-Med Club; Senior Day Committee. BETTY ANNE ROSS Bachelor of Science in Education Gamma Sigma Omicron; Sigma Pi Phi; Future Teachers of America; Women ' s Athletic As- sociation, secretary; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Senior Scholarship; Student Christian As- sociation, co-chairman. ALVIN PETER SKOW Bachelor of Science in Education Thirteen seniors are graduating with credits transferred from ASTP, NSTP, and army and navy medical schools. They are as follows: ASTP and NSTP — Richard Burress, LeRoy Canfield, Darrell Clemmer, Douglas Lindsey, Robert Pettigrew; Medical schools — Dean Archer, Jack Berman, Roger Boulden, Loy Brown, Vernon Bugh, Richard Kalman- sohn, Richard Lawton, Byron Oberst. Senior Awards JEAN PRATT ANDERSON MILDRED CUNNINGHAM ELIZABETH DRISHAUS JANE GRIFFITH ANNETTE KLEIN WALLACE RANKIN BETTY ROSS Seniors Not Pictured JACK L. HERMAN, USA Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology ROGER W. BOULDEN, USA Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology VERNON G. BUGH, USA Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology HARRIETTE I. BUTLER Bachelor of Science in Education LEROY L. CANFIELD, USA Bachelor of Arts Major in Business ROBERT CROSBY, AAF Bachelor of Arts Major in Mathematics MARJORIE H. EIVINS Bachelor of Arts Major in Sociology BLANCHE GAMER Bachelor of Science in Education PHYLLIS IVERSON Bachelor of Arts Major in Speech PATRICIA CALEY JAMES Bachelor of Science in Education MAK.JORIE P. JOHNSON Bachelor of Arts Major in Science RICHARD KALMANSOHN, USA Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology RICHARD LEROY LAWTON Bachelor of Arts Major in Biology BETTY MARIE LEAKE Bachelor of Science in Nursing VIOLA RICHAR DS LENNOX Bachelor of Science in Business Administration WILLIAM HENRY NELSON Bachelor of Arts Major in Government MINNIE NICEWANDER Bachelor of Arts Major in English NAOMI YOUEL NIELSEN Bachelor of Science in Education MARION LUCILLE PECK Bachelor of Arts Major in Fainting and Sculpturing GRACE PINCKNEY Bachelor of Science in Nursing SUZANNE SIBERT RUN Y AN, Bachelor of Arts Major in Business CURA M. SAILORS Bachelor of Arts ■ Major in English MARIE LEACH SAMARDICK Bachelor of Science in Education CLAIRCE SELDOMRIDGE Bachelor of Science in Education BELLE FAITHE SOMMER Bachelor of Arts Major in Sociology BOBRA A. SUITER Bachelor of Arts Major in Speech EDWARD G. SWAIN Bachelor of Arts Major in Sociology GENEVIEVE W. TORNBLOM Bachelor of Arts Major in English GRACE ANN VAUGHAN Bachelor of Arts Major in Speech VIRGAL L. WALTERS Bachelor of Arts Major in History MARY EUGENIA WEAVER Bachelor of Science in Education The Alumni Association cordially invites all graduating seniors to join their organiza- tion. The officers this year are Mrs. Olga Strimple, president; Charles C. Matthews, vice- president; George Pardee, secretary; and Ruth Saxton, treasurer. Juniors BACK ROW: Lawson, Scholnick, Propp, Hornberger, Arms, Shirck, Travers SECOND ROW: Polsley, Curzon, Phillips, Palmtag, Osborn, Shuffelt, Fitzsimmons, F. Martin, A-Iaag, Pangle FIRST ROW: Matza, Davis, Powell, Muirhead, Mann, Foley, B. Bailey, Waltmire, KroU Sophomores BACK ROW: Deverreaux, Hoogstraat, Hayes. Hanisch SECOND ROW: Devereux, Hagberg, Cole, W. Bailey, Kruse, Akerson, Gibbs, Caladine FIRST ROW: Darby, Hefflinger, Holmes, Alley, M. A. Johnson, Holland, Haupt Sophomores BACK ROW: Sadler, Reynolds, Thomas, Thompson, Ryan, Swanson, Mengedoht, Orr, McLucas, Norberg, Stadtwald FRONT ROW: Stephenson, Lindborg, Loop, Shapland, D. Smith, Vickery, Saucer Juniors Largely due to the decimated ranks of the senior class this year, Juniors were more active in school affairs. John Foley replaced Jean Pratt as business manager of student publications, while Adele Pangle carried a double load as treasurer of Student Council and Tomahawk editor-in-chief. Other members of the Student Council were John Shirck; Seward Imes, and Byron Demorest, second semester; and Jacqueline Maag. Listed in " Who ' s Who in American Colleges " were Bernadine Bailey, Jacqueline Maag, and Adele Pangle. Class officers were John Foley, President; Patricia Muirhead and Eleanor Mann, second semester, Vice-President; and Bernadine Bailey, Secretary-Treasurer. Sophomores Putting away childish remnants of long-forgotten Freshman days (i.e., skull caps and the like), the Sophs went all out for the ' 43- ' 44 crop of " Greenies " and brow-beat them with those shiny paddles so prominent on the campus last fall. Class elections saw Edith Holmes, President; Virginia Hefflinger, Vice-President; and Wanda Bailey, Secretary-Treasurer victorious at the polls. Members of the student council were Don Swanson, Vice-President; John Hornberger; Marilyn Alley, Secretary; Dorothy Devereux and Pauline Darby, second semester. Dick Orr was the lone member of his class on the Gateway, while Don Swanson and Lucy Lindborg did class honors for the Tomahawk. John Hornberger was on the Board of Student Publications. The conclusion of the war bond drive, which doubled the school quota, saw Doris Smith crowned " Miss Liberty Bell, " war bond queen. Dorothy Thompson was the Toma- hawk Beauty Queen. Freshmen BACK ROW: Conley, Barker, Burke, Ealey, Carlson, Edmundson, DrimI, Cowan SECOND ROW: Burgess, DuVall, Belunas, Cowger, Bradley, Briggs, Baber, Bachta, Andrews, Cabbage, Baellert FIRST RO W: Bowlin, Birkner, Bloonr.quist, Cooper, Desberg, Bertlshofer, Compton, D. Drishaus, Benton, Edson Freshmen BACK ROW: Kirchofer, Karabatsos, Kirby, Kinnick, Lee, Kravchuk, Copenhaver, Keating, Foley, Halsey, Johnson, Le Noir SECOND ROW: Forrest, Franklin, Johnson, Kautenberger, Hosier, Falda, Fox, Gross, Kirshenbaum, Lausen, Katayama FIRST ROW: Gambee, Gold, Heuer, Goldman, Liggit, Fuller, Larson, Kurtz, Frandsen, Jones Freshmen BACK ROW: Peters, McLellan, W. D. Smith, Marrs. O Keefe, Schleiser, Robb, McCreary, Windheim, " Ward, Olsen iliJRD ROW: Maher, Peterson, B. Perry, Marsh, v illey, Nufer, Milne, Mayhall, B. Smith, Lund, Swan, Rosenow SECOND ROW: Ohms, Lynn, Segelbcrg, Pospichal, Nelson, Millington, Neevel, Muir, Nygaard, Musil, Mackay, Rhoades, v alstrom, Sharne FIRST ROW: Sims, Nielsen. Miller, Roesky, Reed, Reinhardt, Steele, Sullenger, Winholtz, Shirck Freshmen Capped in red and black, male of the Frosh species — all ? of them were duly paddled and informed as to the conduct becoming a COLLEGE MAN. Class officers were Betty Bertlshofer, prexy; Jean Liggit, vice-prexy; and scribe, Lois Beebe; also council members Keith O ' Keefe, Dorothy Drishaus, Dorothy Mayhall, and Robert Schleiger. Frosh Mixer was quite the deal. Due to a surplus of surplus women, the men ( ? ! ) present were forced to ration their dances — one to a customer. ' Twas great fun, though. The fledglings provided the necessary manpower for the basketball team this year with Karabatsos, Kirby, Kinnick, Keating, Schleiger, and Sharp. They were also well represented on the Gateway staff, Dottie Cowger, Jean LeNoir, and Barbara Muir virtually taking over. On the Tomahaivk were Cowger, Desberg, Muir, Mayhall, and Schleiger. The majority of the Beauty Queen candidates were from the freshman class. Eleanor Steinman and Kay Kirkbride placed second and third respectively. Around School Left to right: Vaughn and Eddie . . . Gabby ' n ' Olie . . . what would Dave say? surprise . . . good neighbors . . . Freshman Mixer . . . tripping the light fantastic . Ah, love! . . . tsk, tsk, tsk . Peony. Margaret Speaks, radio soprano, Celius Dougherty and Vincenz Ruzicka, duo pianists, acted as judges of tiie annual Tomahawk beauty contest, held at the Fontenelle Hotel April 20. The winners are Dorothy Thompson, first place; Eleanor Steinman, second place; and Kay Kirkbride, third place. A total of eleven girls were nominated by sororities and Independents. No pictures were used; the judges made their selections by personal appearance and poise. The judges retired for twenty minutes before arriving at a decision; they afterward declared that " it was easier to give eleven concerts than judge these eleven girls. " Other entrants in the contest were Eileen Jones, Gamma Sigma Omicron; Betty Haupt and Beverly Nielson, Kappa Psi Delta; Virginia Barnt and Genevive Trotter, Phi Delta Psi; Marilyn Alley and Shirley Loechner, Pi Omega Pi; and Frances Martin, Independent. J3eavit{j (Queens First place DOROTHY THOMPSON Peppy . . . Sig Chi . . . brown eyes . . . nineteen . . . sophomore . . . loves long jackets, blueberry pie, and Dentyne . . . Spanish major . . . plays piano . . . personality plus. Second place ELEANOR STEINMAN Vivacious . . . Gamma . . . dark hair . . . flashing eyes . . . eighteen . . . likes swimming and horseback riding . . . freshman . . . Psychology major . . . beauty plus brains. Third place KATHLEEN KIRKBRIDE Dreamy-eyed ... Sig Chi . . . eighteen . . . freshman Spanish major ... to be married in June to a Navy corps ensign . . . nicknamed " Katie, " naturally . super sweet. Competitive sports in the morning with frosh taking all the honors . . . girls ' p.e. classes in dainty whites doing calesthentics on the green ... no usual parade but the same spirit reigning ... all university show in the afternoon sponsored by the Student Council . . . Greek sing fest won by Pi Omega Pi and Theta Phi Delta ... the afternoon cli- maxed by the coronation of Mary Fran Hassler as Princess Attira IX ... a dance in the auditorium at night with Creighton air cadets filling out the stag line. Mary Fran, Princess Attira of ' 42, was crowned by Presi- dent Haynes and given a bracelet by Dick Burress, Student Council prexy. She was Junior Prom Queen, member of Sigma Chi Omicron, Student Council and a librarian. omecomm No banquet, no football game . . . ' cause this is war . . . . . . but still a dance and a princess . . . and fun . . . Wallace Rankin introduced . . . Mrs. Olga Strimple, Charles Mat- thews, George Pardee, and Ruth Saxton, officers of the alumni group, who led the coronation procession . . . then Bernardine Bailey, Raedene Pegden, Jane Sauter, Ruth Matza, Paula Wagner, Marilyn Alley, and Pat Muirhead, Feathers . . . then the princess ' attendants, Pat Langston and Annette Klein . . . and then . . . and then . . . Homecoming princess of ' 43, Jean Gordon Pratt . . . President Rowland Haynes crowned the princess and presented her with a gold locket and a bouquet of red roses. Jean was president of the senior class of Sigma Chi Omic- ron, and of the intersorority council; business manager of the student publications; was elected to " Who ' s Who in American Universities " ; and a member of Sigma Tau Delta and Feathers. WUWL Pangle, Drishaus, Bailey, Ross, Cunningham, Galda Maag, Coon, Griffith Not Pictured: Green, Hushes, Iverson, Klein, Lindsey, Oberst, and Pratt SECOND SEMESTER, 1942-43 SUMMER, 1943 FIRST SEMESTER, 1943-44 COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES June Rose Anderson Dean Archer Rina Bavaresco Lois Beebe Sophie Blumlcin Ruth Carson Dallas Clatanoff Blondle Coon Betty Curzon Marjorie Decker Elizabeth Drishaus Dorothy Drishaus Elinor Duff Charles Ericksen Marcia Finer Richard Fitch Mary Fitzsimmons Marilyn Alley Ruth Boukal James Brownell Doris Cook Nancy Freeman Albert Fuller Helen Galda Marie Galda Mary Gronewald Roberta Gross Ha-old Hamilton Gail Hatch Betty Haupt Harry Henderson Shirley Hillmer Virginia Hillier M. Jean Holland Diana Hoogstraat Emerson Hoogstraat Mickey Hurlbut Seward Imes John Johannaber Mary Alice Johnson Annette Klein Wilma Kruse Patricia Langston Frances Martin Marjorie Martin Valaria McCaw Virginia McLucas Joan Mengedoht Vera Monger Charlotte Morgenstern William Nelson Betty Nygaard Maxine Paulsen Marion Peck Marian Rapp Joel Reed Dorothy Rice Inez Roesky Margaret Rundell Jean Shapland George Scholnick Melvin Schwartz Sylvan Siegler Hazel Slenker Belle Sommer Eleanor Steinman Jack Traver Paula Wagner Virgal Walters Beverly Waltmire Jane White COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES Francis Dashner Leatrice Gold Dale Heinbuch Paul Heineman Frank Mansell Jeanne LeNoir Beverly Nielsen John Patterson Lucille Perelman A. Elinor Petrich Agnes Stephenson Elizabeth Viner Student Council BACK ROW: Darby, Mayhall, Fuller, Demorest, Schleiger, Hornberger, Roesky, Shirck, D. Drishaus FRONT ROW: Maag, Pangle, Alley, Cunningham, Swanson, M. Martin Not pictured: O ' Keefe, Dean Lucas Sigma Pi Phi BACK ROW: Carter, Norberg, Heidkamp, Travers, Taylor, Waltmire, Ross, Miller FRONT ROW: Roberts, Kroll, Coon, Langston, Cabbage, Griffith Sigma Tau Delta BACK ROW: Wallace, Curzon, Boyce, M. A. Johnson, Travers FRONT ROW: Darby, Maag, Soderberg, E. Drishaus, Nelson, Fitzsimmons This year saw the Student Council active in many successful functions. The Council conducted student elections, planned the Freshman Mixer, sponsored the Red Cross and W.S.S.F. drives, approved students for the Who ' s Who list, carried ou t the annual Homecoming and Ma-ie Day celebrations, and was in charge of the student body campaign in the Fourth War Loan Drive. Officers are Mildred Cunningham, president; Don Swanson, vice-president; Marilyn Alley, secretary; and Adele Pangle, treasurer. Dean John W. Lucas is sponsor. Preparing to serve the community in the near future is the Sigma Pi Phi chapter of the Future Teachers of America which was an honorary society until the new charter went into effect. The organization is now a member of the junior branch of the National Edu- cation Association, and is also affiliated with the Nebraska State Teachers ' Association. The reception for Mrs. Edith Joynes, president of the National Education Association, was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Taylor. The members sponsored an all-school square dance for the benefit of the Children ' s Hospital Fund. Mr. Heinisch of the Board of Re- gents spoke at the rush tea on March 28. Officers for year Blondle Coon, president; Patricia Langston, vice-president; Phyl Iverson (1st semester) and Mary Ellen Cabbage, secretary; Beth Kroll, treasurer; and Vera Roberts, Librarian and Historian. Sponsors are Dr. L. O. Taylor, and Miss Woods. The Kappa Gamma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta is the national honorary English fraternity. The meetings are devoted to informal discussions and readings of the literature of today and yesterday. Officers are Elizabeth Drishaus, president; Lillian Soderberg, secretary; and William Nelson, treasurer. The sponsors are Dr. Benjamin Boyce and Dr. A. Dayle Wallace. Orchestra Committee Heads: Dorothy Lassiter, Jean Shapland, Mary Alice Johnson, Virgmia Heidkamp, Joyce Boukal, Frances Martin Kappa Mu Lambda BACK ROW: Kaho, Lassister, Heidkamo, Meneedoht, Akerson, Fitzsimmons, Maag FRONT ROW: E. Drishaus, Griffith, Foley This year under the direction of Miss EHzabeth Kaho, the Choir has provided excellent music for many of the activities of the university. In addition to caroling in the halls at Christmas, they participated in Christmas and Easter convocations and the yuletide pro- gram for the American Association of University Women. Their spring concert was held at the university on April 26 and they sang with Mr. Martin Bush at the Joslyn Memorial auditorium, May 21. Officers are Jeanne Winters, president; Jackie Maag, secretary; and Joanne Mengedoht, librarian. This year is the first time since it ' s beginning that the Orchestra has been organized under officers. It presented a spring concert. May 12 at the Joslyn Memorial with Louise Seidl, guest harpist, and Jane Griffith, violin soloist. Officers are Jane Griffith, president; Jean Shapland, vice-president; Eleanor Duff, sec- retary-treasurer; Mary Fitzsimmons, librarian; and Pierre Lawson, sergeant at arms. The orchestra is under the direction of Rudolph Seidl. To recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the upper division music students and to further the interest in music at the university is the purpose of Kappa Mu Lambda, honorary music fraternity. A candle light initiation ceremony was held in the fall at the home of former secretary- treasurer Douglas Lindsey, USMC. The fraternity gave a tea for high school seniors interested in music in the spring. Officers are Jane Griffith, president; Elizabeth Drishaus, vice-president; John Foley, secretary-treasurer; and Mary Fitzsimmons, historian. Miss Elizabeth Kaho is sponsor. Tomahawk BACK ROW: Desberg, Osborn, Swanson, Hornberger, Foley, Mayhall, Cowger FRONT ROW: Kroll. Drishaus, Blumkin, Pangle, Muir, Lindborg Not pictured: Schleiger, Robinson Gateway BACK ROW: Foley. Hornberger, Propp, Orr FRONT ROW: KroU, Drishaus, Mayhall, Cowger, Muir, LeNoir Tomahawk The 1944 Tomahawk is a war edition dedicated to the faculty and former students now in the service. Although the Board of Student Publications did not decide to publish an annual until the middle of the 2nd semester, the staff, by concentrated effort, was able to prepare copy and layouts in record time. The congestion in the printing industry was another factor in its delay. The editor is Adele Pangle and her assistant editor is Sophie Blumkin. John Foley is business manager and Don Swanson, assistant business manager. The rest of the staff is as follows: Beth KroU, administration editor; Barbara Muir, class editor and Beverly Des- berg, assistant class editor; Dorothy Cowger, honors editor; Elizabeth Drishaus, activities editor; Doris Osborn and Bob Schleiger, sports editors; Dorothy Mayhall, art editor; Lucille Lindborg, sorority editor; and Ed Robinson, photographer. Gateway This year under the supervision of the department of journalism, members alte rnately acted in the capacity of reporter, editor, and make-up editor for the Gateway. John Foley served as business manager; and reporters for the year were George Propp, Richard Orr, Dorothy Cowger, Barbara Muir, Jean LeNoir, Edna Jones, Keith O ' Brien, and Joseph Sklenar. Board of Student Publication members were Elizabeth Drishaus and Wallace Rankin, who in the second semester was replaced by John Hornberger. An " All- American " rating — the first top rating in the 22 years of Gateway publication — was achieved by the 1943-44 Gateway. Ratings are made by the Associated Collegiate press each semester, with professional men serving as judges. More than 300 college papers were judged for the fall semester. Twenty-three were in the enrollment class of the Gateway, but only four of these attained the All- American rating. Gamma Pi Sigma BACK ROW: Holmes. Nygaard, Warren, Peterson, Waltmire, Galda FRONT ROW: Ward, F. Mar:in, M. Marnn, Roesky Chem and Pre-Med BACK ROW: I.awson, Weise, Edmundson, Lawrence, Hornberser, Scholnick, Demorest, Hanisch, Hicks SECOND ROW: Nygaard, L. Roesky, Matza, KroU, Waltmire, Stadtwald, Beckwith FRONT ROW: Ward, F. Martin, M. Martin, I, Roesky, Galda, Kay Engineers BACK ROW: Lund, W. Kurtz, Weise, D. Foley, Kravchuk, Driml, Barker, Vercellino, D. Smith, Halsey, Rhoades SECOND ROW: J. Kurtz, 1. Prewett, Ward, Grewcock, Carlson, Windheim, Hayes, Kirchofer, Hazelrigg, Pahul, C. Prewett FRONT ROW: Peters, Conley, O ' Keefe, Swanson, Hicks, Marrs, McLean, Olsen Once the largest men ' s club on the campus, the Engineers have been invaded by women; for last year women, for the first time, were admitted. The club is open to anyone taking engineering or drafting. The outstanding activity during the year was a spring picnic at Hummel Park. Officers are Don Swanson, president; Bob Hicks, vice-president; Keith O ' Keefe, sec- retary; and Ralph Marrs, treasurer. Mr. John W. Kurtz and Mr. C. H. Prewett are sponsors. The Chemistry Club is organized for all students interested in chemistry. Meetings feature talks by Omaha men who are prominent in scientific fields. Speakers this year in- cluded Dr. Dana T. Warren of University of Omaha and Mr. R. R. Briggs of Nebraska Power Company. Officers are Marjorie Martin, president; Inez Roesky, vice-president and Marie Galda, secretary. Dr. Nell M. Ward is sponsor. Founded as an organization to supplement general academic work, the Pre-Med club afifords direct contact for these students with the field of medicine. This organization features special speakers, and educational programs at it ' s monthly meetings. The pre- meds assisted the student health program this year by working in the nurses office and by promoting the recent tuberculosis test campaign at this school. Officers are Byron Demorest, president; Shaun Gunderson, vice-president; Marjorie Martin, secretary-treasurer. Dr. Nell M. Ward, sponsor. The recognition of high scholastic achievements in the field of chemistry is the pur- pose of Gamma Pi Sigma, honorary chemistry fraternity. Officers are Wally Rankin, president; Marjorie Martin, secretary. Dr. Nell M. Ward, sponsor. Alpha Kappa Delta BACK ROW: Bowie, Carter, Hunsaker, McAvin, Gordon, Carlson, Jones SECOND ROW: Bracken, Madson, Heacock, Howes, Bethel, Ibson, Upchurch, Maurer, Maxwell FRONT ROW: Bedner, T. Sullenger, Hamilton, Neilsen, Chenoweth, Mrs. SuUenger, Jenkins, Cathers Feathers BACK ROW: W. Bailey, B. Bailey, Sauter, M. A. Johnson, Matza, Shapland, Holland SECOND ROW: Alley, Pangle, Stephenson, D. Smith, Phillips, Ibson, Beckwith FRONT ROW: Muirhead, Suiter, Lindbors, Maafi, Osborn, Griffith Alpha Kappa Delta Membership in Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, national honorary sociological fraternity, is based on a minimum of twelve hours in Sociology with a " B " average in all University courses. All alumni remain active members. Officers are Mrs. Nelma Neilsen, president; Jean Chenoweth, secretary; and Harold Hamilton, treasurer. Feathers Feathers is the local chapter of Phi Sigma Chi, honorary service organization for col- lege women. The organization opened the season with rush party at Elmwood pavillion; 19 pledges were given their red and black pledge ribbons on Tapping Day. Among the activities this year were ushering at convocations and the Baxter Memorial leaures, conducting the sale of stamps and bonds and sponsoring the stamp booth at the W.A.A. Carnival. Members wore their red sweaters and black skirts each Wednesday and on convocation days. Feathers attended all basketball games and were responsible for the selection of cheer leaders. Officers, First Semester — Annette Klein, president; Phyl Iverson, secretary; Raedene Pegden, treasurer; Second Semester — Jacqueline Maag, president; Lucille Lindborg, act- ing vice-president; Bobra Suiter, secretary; Doris Osborn, acting treasurer. Debate The debate team, consisting of Ed Rob- inson and Byron Demorest, participated this year in four major tournaments. These were the Omaha U and Nebraska U In- vitational events, the Nebraska State tournament, and the Regional Pi Kap- pa Delta meet at McPherson, Kansas. The team was admitted to the national honorary debate fraternity. Pi Kappa Delta, and placed second in the state meet at Kearney. Coaching Demorest and Robinson was Mr. Robert W. Starring. cJlat ' m y mencan astivai A 10-day Latin American Festival featuring exhibits of South American culture, lectures and technicolor sound movies was pre- sented late in the spring under the sponsorship of the University and the Public Forum. The opening occasion was a Mexican dinner and dance program in the auditorium followed by a talk by Dean A F. Zimmerman of the Colorado School of Education. Other events in- cluded special lunch menus of Latin American dishes in the cafeteria and various children ' s programs. On the closing Sunday there was a tea in the clubroom followed by a lecture by Hubert Herring, author of " Good Neighbors. " BACK ROW: Weise, Marrs, Coach " Stu Bailer, Ajmdon. Grewcock FRONT ROW: Kirby, Sharp, Schleiger, Keating, Kinnick, Karabacsos Nick. RIGHT: When the first semester began last fall Stu Bailer had no idea of having a basketball team. However, three Omaha high school basketball stars enrolled at the school. In these boys, Stu realized he had a nucleus for a good team and so he decided to attempt it. He issued the call for practice and drew up a tentative schedule. Though there were very few reserves reporting, he told the boys that they would at least have a lot of fun. He was pleasantly surprised, however, at the fine team work and speed that soon developed. Using Bob Schleiger, the only six footer on the team, as the work-horse under both baskets, he built a team which featured the fast and classy ball handling of Jim Sharp and Jim Karabatsos. The Indians were lucky as far as the draft call was concerned, losing only Don Krueger, a starting forward, to the Air Corps at mid-semester. The rest of the squad, with the exception of Ed Kirby and Matt Keating, were under draft age. To help strengthen the team, George Kinnick and Keating enrolled at mid-semester. Both had played exceptional basketball while in high school and fitted nicely into the lineup. This gave Stu a capable reserve in speedy Kirby. The Indians showed completely too much speed and class for outstate college teams and won these games handily. Defeat came only when they began to play large schools. The greatest tribute to the Indian ' s " never say die " spirit came in the last half of an exhibition game with Old Home Bread. Old Home Bread had an eighteen point lead at the half, but because of the fighting spirit of the Indians, the margin was closed to one point at the end of the game. The highlight of the year was the game with the Iowa Seahawk officers at the Creighton gym. The game, played for the World-Herald Children ' s Hospital Fund, drew a capacity crowd. The Seahawks, a team of former college and professional players, had no match for speed and the young Indians took a decisive victory. As a reward for their fine play all year, the boys were given a trip to Denver, Colorado, to enter the National A.A.U. basketball tourna- ment. Handicapped without Sharp, the Indians were defeated in their first tournament game. However, they stayed a few days to watch the tourna- ment. The team gave the University an unexpected record and season that ranks with the best years. Besides carrying the bulwark of the defense, Karabatsos, Schleiger, and Sharp were one, two, and three in team scoring. Together they scored 450 of the 712 points that the team made all year. The Indians made an average of 47.5 points per game to 39 points for their opponents. The high scorers: Player Games Points Karabatsos 15 186 Schleiger 15 147 Sharp 14 117 Kinnick 12 80 Kirby 14 77 Keating 7 56 Scores: OMAHA OPPONENTS 45 Peru 31 60 Dana 28 40 Brigham Young 45 45 Denver 47 38 South Dakota 36 53 Midland 32 54 Wayne 30 32 South Dakota 50 48 Iowa Seahawk Officers 30 64 Dana 25 40 Peru 51 48 Midland 27 55 Wayne 39 48 (Exhibition) Old Home Bread, Sioux City, Iowa 49 42 (Tournament) Esso, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 65 712 TOTALS 585 Smith and Perry When Duane Perry, new spring track coach at the university, called for practice last year, he found that there were only six letter men in school. They were Clarence Smith, Wayne Petersen, Leonard Graham, Charles Lynch, Murray Kitner, and Jerry Campbell. Smith, who did an iron-man job in the sprints, quarter- mile, broad-jump, and relays, lead his team mates in all meets. Bob Hazen, a transfer from the University of Ne- braska, developed into one of the finest javelin throwers for small colleges in this territory. Both of these boys entered the Drake Relays, but were not up to par and did not score. The squad included: Duane Anderson, Wayne Brem- er, Dick Burress, Jerry Campbell, Jack Carter, Bob Chenoweth, Jack Dindinger, Charles Erickson, Howard Ford, Leonard Graham, Ed Grant, Milton Grobeck, Gail Hatch, Bob Hazen, Emerson Hoogstraat, Murray Kitner, Harry Knudsen, Bob Lawyer, Roger Lindbloom, Charles Lynch, Orville McNew, Ron Miles, Ben Miller, Lynn Neafus, Howard Nordeen, Bill Pangle, Allan Peterson, Wayne Peterson, Carl Preuss, Bob Rowan, Clarence Smith, George Smith, Wes Soland, Bill Swanson, Bob Wherton, George Zemunski. B. Perry, Maher, Van Perry, Smith, Hoogstraat Elimination of many campus diversions (mainly men) this year put the Women ' s Athletic Association in the foreground with an increased membership and full program of activities. WAA SOCIAL CALENDAR OCTOBER 6 : Tea Dance — Tradition carried on with food, introductions, and dancing. Among those pouring were Mrs. Doris R. Lyman, sponsor, and Miss Dorothy Rice. OCTOBER 20; Informal Initiation — " Cob-Webs, " " trapdoors, " " ancestral blood and bones, " vinegar and soda, in the " Haunted House " as spooks were the hostesses of WAA initiates. Formal initiation followed in the Club room. OCTOBER 30 — High School Playday — High school girls of Omaha and Counc:i Bluffs went WAC ' s for a day and attended the fourth annual Playday given by WAA members. Teams of military auxiliaries did battle in indoor sports. The program " People Are Funny " was followed by mess in the cafe at noon. NOVEMBER 23: Thanksgiving Party — Folk Dancing, games, programs, and candied popcorn. DECEMBER 14: Christmas Party — ' Twas a night before Christmas when all through the gym the WAA ' ers competed for honors of dubious worth. ( Who could raise their eyebrows the highest? Whose smile was broadest? Whose hair blondest?) Then in the cafe a repast they took. They were singing carols of ancient renown when who should appear but Jolly Saint Nick and his eight tiny reindeer (bells). He gave each a gift and went out of sight with a " Merwy Christmas to awl and to awl a Dood Nite. " EXECUTIVE BOARD President Adele Pangle Vice-President Bernadme Bailey Secretary -.Betty Ross Treasurer Bette Lue Page, Joanne Kurtz Assistant Treasurer Wanda Bailey Social Chairman Paulme Darby Publicity Chairman Edith Holmes Intramural Board Chairman Doris Smith, Virginia Hefflinger INTRAMURAL BOARD Volley Ball and Cage Ball Paula Wagner, Maxine Paulsen Ping Pong Virginia Hefflinger, Mary Ellen Cabbage Badminton ' . Mary Alice Johnson Bowling Jean Shapland Horseback Riding Jane Sauter fjjljifjg Doris Osborn Archery Bobra Suiter and Beth KroU Soccer-Basebali Wilma Kruse Tennis Marilyn Alley Square Dancing Phyllis Loop First named, first semester; second named, second semester. BACK ROW: Muir, Ohms, Palmtag, Mengedoht, Sims, Liggit, Lindborg, Peterson, Steele, Martin, Perry, Maher, Larson, Holland, Compton THIRD ROW: Norberg, Heuer, Thomas, Miller, W. Bailey, Hagberg, Mayhall, Milne, Briggs, Cooper, LeNoir, Benson, Fuller, M. Johnson SECOND ROW: Galda, Hosie. Kautenberg. Nelson, Bowlin, Willey, Pospichal, Neevel, Williams, Shirck, Wal- strom, Sharpe, Winholtz, Sullenger, M. Johnson, D. Drishaus, Buchta, Frandsen FRONT ROW: Burgess, Maag, Stephenson, Griffith, Bloomquist, Smith, Fox, Nielsen, Bertlshofer, Jones, Segelberg Intramural Board BACK ROW: Alley, KroU, Loop MIDDLE ROW: Holmes, Suiter, Sauter, Johnson, Osborn, Cabbage, Shapland, Kruse, Hefflinger FRONT ROW: Smith, Kurtz. Bailey, Pangle, Darby, Ross The intramurals program for the year included: a volleyball tournament won by Phi Delta Psi; girls doubles, singles, and mixed doubles ping-pong tournaments; girls doubles badminton tournament; bowling tournament and bowling for fun at the Music Box on Friday afternoons; horseback riding in Elmwood park — large crowd, accidents few; hiking in Fontenelle Forest — crowd ( ? ) ; archery hour, Friday noons — weather per- mitting and two square dances with fun for all. Something New: a War Work Room was opened this year under the joint sponsor- ship of the Inter-sorority Council and WAA. Room 101 was open every afternoon for girls who wished to make scrap books, knit or do other types of handwork as requested by the Red Cross for use in military hospitals. Highlight of the Year: The Campus Carnival as presented by WAA made a one night stand for the second consecutive year in the University Auditorium. A House of Horror, Freak Show, Fortune Teller, and many other activities filled an evening ' s enter- tainment which was topped off with the coronation of the Carnival King and Queen, Jim Karabatsos and Janice Rodman. BACK ROW: Cunningham, Bailey, Mengedoht, Griffith, Darby FRONT ROW: Langston, Maag, Holmes, Johnson Intersorority council collaborated with the W.A.A. on the War Project Room and on a square dance welcoming January freshmen. It also sponsored Thursday afternoon dances in the fall. The rest of the year ' s work was the usual acting as govermng body of the sororities. Officers were Jean Pratt, first semester and Jacqueline Maag, second semester president; Edith Holmes, vice-president; Pat Langston, treasurer; and Mary Alice Johnson, secretary. Sponsor was Mary Padou Young. Alpha Sigma Lambda Phi Sigma Phi Theta Phi Delta The Alpha Sigs, Phi Sigs, and Thetas, although off the campus because of the war, were still well remembered and represented by loyal members back on furloughs. BACK ROW: Gross, Peck, Steinman, Sharpe, Walstrom. M. Johnson, Akerson, Winholtz, SuUenger, Anderson MIDDLE ROW: Frandsen, Seselberg, Smith, Nygaard, D. Drishaus, LeNoir, Bertlshofer, Neevel, D.Johnson, Ross, Shapland, Curzon, Jones FRONT ROW: Premer. Cunningham, Matza, E. Drishaus, Langston, Sauter, Davis, Vickery NOT PICTURED: R. Peterson, Crozier The girls of Gamma Sigma Omicron had fun, entertainment and friendship, ranging from an overnight hike at Camp Brewster on a chilly November night to the impressive formal initiation of our twenty pledges. The hilarious informal initiation, the pot luck suppers and the evening theatre parties were all unforgettable times for all the girls. The officers of the sorority are Elizabeth Drishaus, president; Patricia Langston, vice- president; Jean Shapland, secretary; Jane Sauter, tre asurer; and Dean Johnson, page. The sponsors are Miss Elizabeth Kaho and Mrs. Eileen Nuernberger. A significant event was the pledge dance, the Gamma Lacka, with the auditorium trans- formed into a mystical Hawaiian setting. Pledge officers were Eileen Jones, president; Dorothy Drishaus, vice president; Helen Premer, secretary; Jean Segelberg, treasurer. Not confining themselves to sorority activities alone, Gamma girls were recognized for their active participation in honorary fraternities, talent shows, musical activities and other organizations on the campus. Mildred Cunningham was president of the Student Council and Dorothy Drishaus a member. Ehzabeth Drishaus was Ma-ie Day Princess candidate, president of Sigma Tau Delta and on the Board of Student Publications. Patricia Langston was Homecoming Princess candidate. Jean Le Noir and Pat Langston were members on the War Council Board. Betty Ross was secretary of WAA and Doris Smith was Intramural head first semester. Jane Sauter and Jean Shapland were on the Intramural Board. Representing Gammas in Feathers were Jane Sauter, Doris Smith, Jean Shapland and Ruth Matza. Mildred Cunningham, Elizabeth Drishaus and Betty Ross were members of Who ' s Who. Betty Bertleshofer was president of the freshman class. The inter-sorority council members for the year are Mildred Cunningham and Patricia Langston. Doris Smith was elected Miss Liberty Bell in the school wide contest during the Bond Selling Drive. The Beauty Queen entrants were Eileen Jones and Eleanor Steinman, who placed second. Kappa Psi Delta BACK ROW- Lassiter. Swan, Boukal, Calendine, Larsen, Rheinhardt, DuVall MIDDLE ROW: Holland, Suiter, Palmtag, Bilunas, KroU FRONT ROW: Nielson, Johnson, Mengedoht, Haupt NOT PICTURED: Loop Kappas opened their rush season this year with a formal tea, a Chinese party, and a buffet dinner. Theater parties, luncheons, dinners, and informal get-togethers at the mem- bers ' homes completed the social calendar. Kappa Psi Delta members showed their patriotism by participating whole-heartedly in the Fourth War Bond drive. The big event of the year for Kappa Psi Delta was a formal tea given April 16 for the faculty and the sororities of the University of Omaha and Kappa alumnae. The tea was held at the Omaha Woman ' s Club and the decorations were in the sorority colors, rose and silver. Following a dinner at the Blackstone Hotel, Kappas in formal gowns held an impres- sive formal initiation ceremony. Kappas holding ofHce on the campus are: Joann Mengedoht, librarian of chorus; Beth KroU, treasurer of Sigma Pi Phi, administrative editor of the Tomahawk, and on the WAA Intramural Board; Mary Alice Johnson, secretary of the Intersorority Council and on the WAA Intramural Board; Bobra Suiter, secretary of Feathers and on the WAA Intramural Board; and Phyllis Loop, on the WAA Intramural Board. Joann also sang at the Founder ' s Day program for the second consecutive year, Bobra was Kappa candidate for bond queen. Beverly Nielsen has done acrobatic and tap dancing for the Freshman Convocation, Sigma Pi Phi Square Dance, and the WAA Carnival. Betty Bilunas has played the piano at the Freshman Convocation, Sigma Pi Phi Tea and Square Dance, and Dorothy Lassiter has played her violin at the Home Economic Tea. Kappa candidates for Tomahaiuk beauty queen are Betty Gene Haupt and Beverly Nielsen. Officers are President, Mary Alice Johnson; Vice-President, Beverly Nielsen; Secretary, Betty Gene Haupt; Treasurer, Joann Mengedoht; Sergeant-at-arms, Beth Kroll and Jean Holland. Pledge officers are Joyce Boukal, President; Darken Swan, Vice-President; and Dor- othy Lassiter, Secretary-Treasurer. Sponsors are Mrs. Robert Starring and Miss Alice Smith. BACK ROW: Trotter, Hagberg, Barnt, Byers, Havelka, Janice Rodman, Jessie Rodman MIDDLE ROW: Birkner, Paulsen, Cabbage, Millington, Nelson, Phillips, Bruhn FRONT ROW: Hosier, Weber, Maag, B. Bailey, W. Bailey, Muir The Phi Delts opened the season with the first pledge dance. Cleverly planned was " Satan ' s Paradise. " The University auditorium, scene of the dance, was decorated with devils, fire, and stairways to heaven. The Creighton and Nebraska University Medical students were special guests. Other social activities of the year included a skating party, bake sale, a sleigh ride, a Christmas party, a " popcorn popping " party, and the annual Founder ' s Day Banquet. Rushees were entertained at a Ballroom Brawl, a buffet supper featuring a fortune teller, a Bunky- Bunko party and the other informal parties. Phi Delts held their Preference banquet at the Blackstone Hotel and formal initiation at the Fonte- nelle Hotel after which the Phi Delts and their escorts went to the Music Box. Contestants for beauty queen were Virginia Barnt and Genevieve Trotter. Wanda Bailey was a candidate for " Liberty Belie " in the 4th War Loan Drive. Phi Delts are active in various organizations. Jacqueline Maag, Wanda and Bernardine Bailey, and Charlotte Phillips are " Feathers " representatives; Jackie serving as president of the organization. She is also in Student Council, president of Inter-Sorority Council, chairman of Ma-ie Day Sing, and national recording secretary of Phi Sigma Chi. Bernardine is also in the Inter-Sorority Council, secretary-treasurer of Junior Class, vice-president of W.A.A., recipient of a Junior-Senior Socholarship and a fellowship from the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. She reigned as " O. U. Uncle Sam ' s Sweet- heart " of 1943. Two out of three Juniors elected to " Who ' s Who in American Universities and Col- leges " were Jackie and Bernardine. Wanda is secretary-treasurer of sophomore class. Officers of the sorority are Bernardine Bailey, president; Jackie Maag, vice president; Wanda Bailey, treasurer; Anna Marie Webber, secretary; Marjorie Hosier, sergeant-at-arms. Ruth Bruhn is vice-president of the senior class. Mary Ellen Cabbage is secretary of Sigma Pi Phi. Barbara Muir is on the Gateway staff, class editor of the Tomahawk, and booth chairman of the W.A.A. Campus Carnival. Phi Delts have won the bowling, ping-pong, and volleyball tournaments and have won the Intramural Cup two successive years. First semester pledge officers were Norma Nelson, president; Barbara Muir, vice-president; Kathryn Millington, secretary; and Genevieve Trotter, treasurer. Second semester, are Georgia Byers, president; Virginia Barnt, vice-president; Gloria Birkner, secretary; and Nellie Hagberg, treasurer. Mrs. Church and Mrs. Payne are the sorority sponsors. BACK ROW: AUey, Marsh, Devereux, Soderberg, Sorenson, Peterson, Fitzsimmons, Larson, Holmes MIDDLE ROW: Willey, Bowlin, Fuller, Compton, Pospichal, Benson, Johnson, B. Perry, Darby FRONT ROW: Hefflinger, Gibbs, Stephenson, Lindbors, Ligsit, Kruse. Van Perry NOT PICTURED: Hansen. Loechner, Muirhead, Soderberg, Bradley, Hurlbut, Jones, Lynn Following rushing events, the first activity of the Pi O calender was a Hayrack Party ( in the rain ) with all available campus men recruited for the occasion. The annual Founder ' s Day banquet was held in October at the Blackstone Hotel. Roberta Green Harrington was awarded the Pi Omega Pi diamond for the highest scholas- tic average for 1942-1943- In December the Pi O pledges cooperated with the Sig Chi pledges on their pledge dance at Peony Park. Morton Wells ' band played, and the theme was, of all things, Christ- mas. Another December event was a formal tea at which the actives and pledges honored the Alumni members. The annual Mother-Daughter Tea was held on Mother ' s Day in the spring. In the 1943 Ma-ie Day the Pi O ' s won the Sorority Sing wearing red checkered ging- ham dresses and white organdie pinafores. Hazel McConnell was the first place Beauty Queen on this gala occasion. During the year, Bobbie Harrington, Marilyn Alley, Dottie Devereux, and Pauline Darby served on the Student Council. Marilyn Alley was secretary. Marilyn Alley, Lucy Lindborg, Pat Muirhead, and Agnes Stephenson were the Pi O members of Feather ' s, honorary pep sorority. Lucy Lindborg was acting vice-president of the organization. Edie Holmes and Pauline Darby represented Pi O on Intersorority Council. Edie Holmes was President of the Sophomore Class; Virginia Hefflinger, vice-president; Pat Muirhead, vice- president of the Junior Class; and Jean Liggit, vice-president of the Freshman Class. Edie Holmes was chairman of the War Board and Lucy Lindborg member of the Board and Captain of the War Room because of service. Lucy Lindborg was sorority editor on the Tomahawk. Pauline Darby, Edie Holmes, and Virginia Hefflinger were on the executive board of WAA. Pledge ofiicers for the first semester were Jean Liggit, president; Lois Benson, vice- president; Devah Hansen, secretary; and Shirley Sims, treasurer. Present pledge ofl cers are Betty Lynn, president; Betty Bradley, vice-president-secretary; Erma Grace Fuller, treasurer and Betty Jo Perry, sergeant-at-arms. Sorority officers Pat Muirhead, president; Pauline Darby, vice-president; Virginia Hefflinger, secretary; Lucy Lindborg, treasurer; and Wilma Kruse, historian. Miss Kath- erine Ragen is sorority sponsor. BACK ROW: C:oor er. Milne, Budde, Briggs, Powell, Fox, Spellman MIDDLE ROW- Kaelin, Kirkbride, Cowger. Nufer, Mayhall, Burgess, Smith, Kurtz FRONT ROW: Norberg, Freeman, Thompson, Griffith, Carter, Goodwin, Mann NOT PICTURED: Beebe, Schleh. Wilbourne, Wolf, Ripper Sig Chi, the oldest sorority on the campus, initiated nine pledges at an impressive candle light ceremony at the Blackstone Hotel. A tea followed. Informal initiation was held at the Fontenelle. Eight girls were pledged for the second semester. " Santa Swing, " the most successful pledge dance of the year, was given by the Sig Chi and Pi O pledges during the Christmas holidays. Stockings filled with goodies were hung on the bandstand for the actives of each sorority. Sig Chi won the loving cup for having the highest scholastic average of the social sororities in 1943. Jean Pratt Anderson was homecoming princess, president of the senior class and of the intersorority council, and business manager of the student publications. Jane Griffith is president of Kappa Mu Lambda and concertmistress of the university symphony. Margaret Schleh and Jane Griffith were the sorority representatives for the intersorority council. Dorothy Mayhall is a member of the student council; Eleanor Mann is vice president of the junior class. Dorothy Thompson won the annual Tomahawk beauty contest; Kay Kirkbride was judged as third. Present officers are: Jane Griffith, president; Dorothy Thompson, vice president; Nancy Freeman, treasurer; Margaret Schleh, secretary; and Evelyn Norberg and Phyllis Carter, sergeants-at-arms. Miss Gertrude Kincaide and Mrs. Benjamin Boyce are sponsors. Pledge officers for the first semester were: Dottie Cowger, president; Joanne Kurtz, vice president; Dorothy Mayhall, treasurer; Betty Wilbourne, secretary; and Kay Kirkbride, sergeant-at-arms. Present pledge officers are: Audrey Fox, president; Bona Smith, vice president; Elmyrta Nufer, secretary-treasurer; and Lois Spellman, sergeant-at-arms. Sororities Left to right: Ah, Spring . . . Max, Mary Alice, Men! . . . the army takes over . . . poor pledge . . . Gammas lounge . . . industrious? . . . the brains . . . cafeteriology. Boogie . Oh, freshman! Best Wishes to the Class of ' 44 LINPARK CLOTHES M. E. Calkins, Manager 1514 FARNAM STREET Phone ATlant-ic 4898 COMPLIMENTS OF DUNDEE DELL Fine Foods 4960-62-64 Dodge Street GLendole 0778 STUDENT PARTIES Held at Omaha ' s Own HOTEL FONTENELLE are MORE SUCCESSFUL Because of the Ideal Setting and Equipment for Every Student Function For BANQUETS , , . DANCES , . , DINNERS Meetings of Any Size STANDARD BLUE PRINT CO. supplies for ARTISTS ENGINEERS ARCHITECTS Atlantic 7890 1411 Harney Street Central Market Quality oods for Over 50 Years 1608 Harney Street ATlantic 8720 Lunch . . . story telling. STATIONERY SPORTING GOODS JAckson 3304 OFFICE EQUIPMENT GIFTS PARTY GOODS GAMES — TOYS BRAINS 1415 Harney Street OMAHA Omaha s Finest Food IS serve d at toflmiP-ToilQS C O ' t " " TWO LOCATIONS DOWN TOWN SHOP 1617 Farnam Street Where you can get a tasty lunch in a hurry. OLD ENGLISH INN 5004 Dodge Street Where you con get a delightful meal with waitress service. CHINA • GLASS • SILVER LAMPS • PICTURES • MIRRORS largest Assortment i Highest Quality i how Prices OmahaCroekery Company 1 1 1 6-1 8-20 Harney Street Phone Atlantic 4842 Buddies . . . the fleet ' s in . . . Oglesby G OULD ' S 50TH and DODGE WALNUT 0602 Parking Space OMAHA, NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHY in the MODERN MANNER 318 South 19th Street ATlantic 3444 WINNING THE WAR COMES FIRST! We have ample power to supply all the needs of our customers and enough more to fill the demands of the scores of war plants in our territory. And, when this war is over, the Nebraska Power Company will be ready and quick to resume its program of bringing the complete benefits of low cost, reliable electric service to the people of the territory it serves. Nebraska Power Company Study? . . . the journalist Come Direct to Music Headquarters for the Latest RECORDS • RCA VICTOR •BLUEBIRD • COLUMBIA • DECCA • OKEH Latest Hits on SHEET MUSIC Always a Complete Stock We feature the famous " KING " and " OLDS " Band Instruments Schmoller Mueller 1516 DODGE STREET Compliments of JOHN LATENSER AND SONS ARCHITECTS OMAHA, NEBRASKA Van Sant School of Business Fifty-Three Years of Educational and Placement Service Day Co-Educational Evening 1944 SUMMER SESSION: Sixteen weeks. May 1 to August 18. Elementary and Reviews form May 1, 29; June 26; July 24. Intermediate and Advanced classes form every Monday. 1944 FALL TERM: Elementary and Reviews: Sept. 5; Oct. 2, 30; Nov. 27. Intermediate and Advanced classes form every Monday. WE HAVE TEN TIMES AS MANY CALLS AS WE ARE ABLE TO FILL 207 South 19th Street OMAHA 2, NEBRASKA JAckson 5890 Peony Park Celebrating Their 25th Anniversary Summer Season NOW OPEN Dancing Every Night Except Monday in the ROYAL GROVE SWIM . . . PICNIC Bus Service from 72nd and Dodge Lover boy . . . surveying the power shortage? johnny . . . Man- Carl S. Baum, Inc. Dundee ' s Dependable Druggist 5001 UNDERWOOD AVENUE WAInut 6882 OMAHA GAS AND WATER RATES ARE AMONG THE LOWEST IN AMERICA • Headquarters for . . . V MAIL STATIONERY LEATHER GOODS Fountain Pens and Pencils and Sets NOTEBOOK COVERS The Omaha Stationery Co. 307-309 South 17th Steet The 1944 TOMAHAWK Printing by DOUGLAS PRINTING COMPANY Quality and Service Since 1884 JAckson 0644 109-1 1 1 North 1 8th St. Lucky Doug . . . the great pianist . . . Mrs. Anderson Parsely visits Ragen . . . give him the bird . . . on review. TllE MIGHT of American production is making itself felt from Africa to the Arctic, from the French coast to the South Pacific. And back of it is the tireless energy of American men and women who keep the production lines producing. But to keep these workers on the job . . . to keep the production lines of American business and industry going full blast, mass transportation is essential! This is the job of the Omaha Council Bluffs Street Railway Company, and despite an acute shortage of operators and other employees, we are doing our best to maintain the kind of service you want, and need. We sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding of our riders in the present emergency. Your continued cooperation will further aid us in pro- viding you with dependable, efficient transportation. Omaha Council Bluffs Street Railway Company

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