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

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7 4e i950 wnakawk Published by The University of Omaha Mr. Robert L. Mossholder, Advisor mo Editor Sally Step Business Manager . Milo Treska Photo Editor . . Leigh Watson Conten Administration Regents Alumni School of Adult Education Faculty Classes • • , ■ Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen Classes look to the future Special Interests Deans ' Honor Roll Honoraries Student Council . Programs Publications Organizations Bright Lights Ma-ie Day Tom-Tom Revue Beauty Contest Homecoming- Dances Plays Greeks • Sororities Fraternities Greek Activities Sports ■ Pep Band Sports Administration Football Basketball Spring Sports ' Murals Womens ' Sports Informal shots As the world mores into 1950 it crosses over into the second half of the twentieth century. For the University of Omaha mid- century brought an era of expansion and a prediction of growth in the next 50 years. Paralleling the first half of the century which saw the founding and development of the university, the second half of the century gives promise of a growing campus, a growing faculty, a growing student body and a growing reputation. A Dream Come True Dreamed of for years, planned since 1946, the Fieldhouse and Stadium were put into use at mid-century. Two gala celebrations marked the openings of first, the Stadium, and then the Fieldhouse. On October 1, 1949, 4,000 fans thronged into the Stadium for the first varsity football game ever to be played on the Omaha University campus. The Creighton basketeball game on February 23, 1950 gave students their first chance to visit inside their " home on the hill. " With the 10-year building program dream partially translated into reality, Omaha University supporters look to the second half of the century for its fulfillment. University President Milo Bail leads the way into the future 10 Innovations keynote his second year University President Milo Bail continued during his second year at Omaha U to win new friends by his energetic leadership. Under him, the Fieldhouse and Stadium were brought to comple- tion. Plans for greater university expansion also went ahead. A fac- ulty committee began studying the problem of a library building. The Student Council set out to deter- mine the facilities needed in a pro- posed Student Union. Through his guidance university- sponsored occasions such as Home- coming, Founders ' Day, Vocations Day, and the Football Banquet were bigger than ever before. Es- tablishing an Achievement Day, providing the band with uniforms, a university television program, a sorority going national, the initia- tion of a summer commencement and the establishment of the Alumni Association on an inde- pendent basis were other signs of progress during his second year. Two Sources of Guidance President Emeritus Haynes President Emeritus Rowland Haynes ' in- fluence continued to be felt on the univer- sity campus. During his years as university president, the present expansion program was developed. Because of his leadership, the university enters the second half of the century as a growing institution. The Board of Regents The Board of Regents Another factor in the university ' s steady progress is the Board of Regents. Estab- lished in January, 1931, this body has set the policy of the university during its period of greatest growth. In the past year the Regents have seen the laying of the Fieldhouse cornerstone, the opening of the Stadium and the formal dedication of the Fieldhouse. This brings to a close one project and opens the way for others. Leading the Board in its preparations for the future is President Farrar Newberry. Herbert Marshall is the vice president and George C. Pardee is the secretary. President Emeritu s Haynes poses with Stadium in background The Regents: George C. Pardee, William H. Campen, W. Dean Vogel Farrar Newberry, Mrs. A. C. R. Swenson, Herbert D. Marshall, Robert H. Storz, V. J. Skutt. Not pictured: Ray R. Ridge. Alumni Association The University of Omaha Alumni Association rounds the midcentury post with an expanding program of its own. For the first time in its history, the organization has a full-time executive secretary. He is A. Dale Agee, a ' 48 grad of Omaha University. Agee replaced former part-time secretary Joan Sorenson, also an Omaha U graduate, in December. With an active membership of 600 former students, the Association is serving both the students and the uni- versity. Typical of its cooperation is the interest it has taken in planning for the Student Union and the Harry F. Fore library memorial. Highlight of the Association ' s socia l activities was its annual Auld Lang Syne Dance in February. University seniors were guests at the affair, which was held at the Birchwood Club. Also in the spotlight was the " Fieldhouse Frolic, " a gala picnic held in the new athletic plant in March. President of the Alumni Association is Bob Turner. Miss Henrietta Kieser is vice president; Mrs. Jessie T. Jones, secretary: and John Knudsen, treasurer. Serving on the Board of Directors are Dorothy Edwards. George Pardee. Dr. W. H. Thompson. Herbert Story, Miss Kieser and Turner. Alumni President Bob Turner Ex-Alum Secretary Joan Sorenson Rispler gives suggestions to A. Dale Agee, present Alum Secretary Adult Education Serves the Community Mr. Hosman, director of the SAE corrects proof on night school bulletin. The School of Adult Education continued into 1950 its pattern of community service by inaugurat- ing two new programs. Guided by its director, E. M. Hosman, the school set in motion a training program for soldiers of the Strategic Air Command. In cooperation with the Omaha Police Department, it established a school for policemen. Meanwhile, other activities gained in popularity. The Dime Book Review experienced its most suc- cessful season. Two clubs, Town and Gown and Open Forum, entered their eleventh and twelfth years of operation. The School of Adult Education also sponsored many conferences at the university. Such meetings as the Midwest Book Reviewers Conference and the Family Life Institute brought outstanding profes- sional leaders to Omaha. OlTs famed church usher course spread in use. Under the supervision of Omaha University, three other schools adopted the plan. A total of nearly 2,500 people were enrolled in evening courses during 1949-50. Almost a thou- sand others made use of the provisions for study by correspondence. Thus the School of Adult Ed- ucation furthered its goal of service to Omahans. One unusual course in the SAE was the Police School. Here shown discussing it are Police Chief Fred Franks, Dr. Bail. Major Leo Hayes Police Commissioner W. W. Carmichael and E. M. Hosman, director of Adult Education. 14 The Faculty: A Record of Growth OU ' s faculty enters the second half of the century as a growing one. In the last five years the number of day-school professors has in- creased from 41 to 80. Dr. Payne talks on " Winds of Doctrine " to initiate Faculty Lecture Series. Eight faculty promotions were announced during the 1949- ' 50 school year. Charles Hoff re- ceived the new title of finance secretary and vice president in charge of business management. Wil- liam T. Utley was named head of the Department of History and Government. Dr. Nell Ward be- came head of the Chemistry Department. Ormsby Harry, formerly an assistant dean of students, was named an associate. Two men were given full professorships. They are Dr. W. C. Henry, Eng- lish, and E. M. Hosman, education. Two others, Dr. Russell Derbyshire and William Durand, were made assistant professors. Highlight of faculty activities during the year was the second annual Faculty Lecture Series. Under the chairmanship of Dr. Ralph Wardle, five talks were presented in the faculty clubroom. Speakers were Dr. Wilfred Payne, J. G. Mc- Millan, J. Lee Westrate, Hurford Davison and Dr. Frank Gorman. The Faculty Luncheon was a newcomer to the campus this year. Originated by Dr. Payne, a group of 16 professors met week- ly for discussion sessions. Such varied top- ics as the city manager plan, the effect of John Dewey on education, existentialism, and Toynbee ' s " Study of History " found places in the conversation. F A C U L T Faculty members Helmstadter and Brown converse following President ' s Convocation. 15 John W. Lucas M.B.A., Ohio State University Dean of Students Head of Division of Business Administration, Professor of Business Administration The big three . . . Mary Padou Young M.A., Columbia University, Associate Dean of Students, Instructor in English Ormsby L. Harry M.Sc, Ohio State University, Associate Dean of Students 16 He holds the helm steady . . . Carl W. Helmstadter Ph.D., University of Iowa Dean of College of Applied Arts and Sciences, Director of the Division of the Technical Institutes, Professor of Business Administration Fieldhouse planners Charles Hoff .Sc., University of Nebraska Vice President in charge of Business Management Virgil Yelkin B.Sc, University of Nebraska Director of Athletics and Physical Education for Men Leave it to the girls . . . Ellen Lord B.A.L.S., University of Michigan Head Librarian, In structor in Library Science Alice C. Smith B.A., University of Omaha Registrar Psych and the job . . . Claude E. Thompson Ph.D., Ohio State University Director of Adult Testing, Guidance, and Personnel Services, Professor of Business and Industrial Psychology John E. Woods B.A., Hamline University Head of Veterans Information Service, Director of Vocational Counseling and Placem ent Getting typed Yvonne H. Harsh B.A., Duchesne Instructor in Commercial Arts Leta F. Holley M.Sc, University of Denver Assistant Professor of Commercial Arts Joyce Minteer M.B.A., University of Indiana Instructor in Commercial Arts Artistic touch . . . Berthe C. Koch Ph.D., Ohio State University Head of Department of Art, Professor of Art M. Robert Koch Ceramics Fine Arts, New York School of Ceramics Assistant Professor of Art Elizabeth Titzell B.F.A., University of Omaha Instructor in Art }Aaybe it was an election year . . . Don 0. Nelson M.A., Colorado State College of Education Assistant Professor of Business Administration Paul Crossman B.Sc, University of Omaha Assistant Professor of Business Administration Alvin Goeser M.A., Creighton University Assistant Professor of Business Administration 18 There ' s no accounting for tastes . . . R. Wayne Wilson L.L.B., University of Illinois Assistant Professor of Business Administration Robert E. Andrews B.A., Denison University Instructor in Business Administration William C. Hockett M.B.A., University of Denver Instructor in Business Administration Education educators . . Violet Du Bois M.P.H., University of Michigan Instructor in Health Education Gnorge S. Pritchard M.A., University of Iowa Assistant Professor of Education Frances E. Wood M.A., Columbia University Assistant Professor of Education Wonder where John Ise is . . Roderic B. Crane M.B.A., University of Chicago Assistant to the President, Head of the Department of Economics, Professor of Economics Jack G. Somny M.A., University of Iowa Assistant Professor of Economics 19 They arerit all at Georgia Tech. . . . James H. Brown B.Sc, B.M.E., University of Minnesota Assistant Professor of Engineering John W. Kurtz M.Sc, University of Iowa Assistant Professor of Engineering William H. Durand B.Sc., University of Omaha Instructor in Engineering Cheryl H. Prewett M.Sc, Oklahoma A and M Assistant Professor of Engineering Wardle sha es pencil at Sha espeare . : . Ralph M. Wardle Ph.D., Harvard University Head of Department of English, Professor of English Mildred M. Gearhart M.A., University of Iowa Assistant Professor of English William Claud Henry Ph.D., Northwestern University Associate Professor of English Boo of the Month Club Robert D. Harper Ph.D., University of Chicago Assistant Professor of English Hedvic C. M. Nyholm M.A., Middleburg College Instructor in English Harriet Overholt M.Sc.,Kansas State College Instructor in English Leonard Weiner B.A., University of Omaha Instructor in English 20 The international set . . . Gertrude Kincaid M.A., University of Nebraska Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature Christopher S. Espinosa Ph.D., University of Rome, Italy Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Raymond J. Maxwell M.A., University of Illinois Instructor in Foreign Languages and Literatures Alice Weisskopf M.A., University of Wisconsin Instructor in Foreign Languages and Literatures s eye view William Thomas Utley M.A., University of Arkansas Acting Head of Department of History and Government, Professor of Government J. Lee Westrate Ph.D., University of Chicago Assistant Professor of History and Government Last time I saw Par " " I mean ' Warsaw . . . Fredrick Adrian Ph.D., Ohio State University Associate Professor of History Sarah Tirrell Ph.D., Columbia University Assistant Professor of History ' Weaving the Home Ec future Nellie Jones Ernestine Bottlemy Margaret Killian B.Sc, Iowa State College 5.5c, Southern Illinois M.A., Columbia University Instructor in Home University Head of Department of Economics Instructor in Home Home Economics, Assistant Economics Professor of Home Economics Gateway post mortem . . . W. Wilson Cliff B.S., Utah State Agricultural College Instructor in Journalism Robert L. Mossholder B.A., University of Nebraska Director of General Printing and Information, Head of Department of Journalism, Associate Professor of Journalism " The human element in mathematics . . . " Harry L. Rice M.Sc., University of Iowa Associate Professor of Mathematics James M. Earl Ph.D., University of Minnesota Head of Department of Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics Hodge W. Doss M.A., University of Missouri Instructor of Mathematics and Physics Its all in the boo Leslie 0. Taylor Ph.D., University of Nebraska Associate Professor of Education Frank H. Gorman Ph.D., University of Missouri Head of Department of Education, Professor of Education Frances Holliday Ph.D., George Washington University Assistant Professor of Education ] [ow play Sabre Dance . . . Martin W. Bush F.A.G.O.; New York Institute of Music and Arts Head of Department of Music, Professor of Music V. J. Kennedy MM., Southern Methodist University Assistant. Professor of Music Richard E. Duncan M.A., Ohio State University Director of Orchestra and Choir, Assistant Professor of Music They ' ve got their signals And furthermore . . . Frank C. Black Th., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary- Instructor in Ethics and Religion Ernest F. Gorr B.Sc, University of Nebraska Assistant Coach, Instructor in Physical Education for Men James E. Tom Brock M.A., University of Iowa nstructor in Physical Education for Men, Assistant Coach Donald J. Pflasterer B.A., University of Omaha Head Basketball Coach, Instructor in Physical Education for Men Lloyd Cardwell University of Nebraska Football and Track Coach, Instructor in Physical Education for Men J [ew comer to OU . . . James L. Bailey M.A., University of Minnesota Instructor in Business Administration Payne and his hand of tutors Wilfred Payne Ph.D., University of Wisconsin hairman of Humanities, Professor of Philosophy Tutors: Miss Fuhrer, Mrs. Wells, Mrs. Wilder, Mrs. Melcher. Mrs. Harding, Miss Morrison, Mrs. King- man. Not pictured: Miss Dickenson. I can get it for you wholesale . . . Hurford H. Davison M.B.S., Harvard University Head of Department of Retailing On a Gexger hunt . . . John G. McMillan M.A., University of Nebraska Assistant Professor of Physics Lesli e N. Garlough Ph.D., University of Minnesota Head of Department of General Sciences, Professor of Biology Russell C. Derbyshire Ph.D., Iowa State College Instructor in Zoology and Anatomy Her ward is chemistry . Nell M. Ward Ph.D., University of Iowa Head of Department of Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry Tube or not tube . . . Paul J. Stageman Laurence A. Frye B.A., University of Omaha M.Sc, University of Iowa Instructor in Chemistry Assistant Professor of Chemistry Marinus P. Bardolph f f Ph.D., University of Iowa Associate Professor of Chemistry 24 Speaking of speech . . . James D. Tyson Philip Allen M.A., State University of Iowa B.A., University of Iowa Instructor in Speech Instructor in Speech Frances McChesney Key B.Sc, University of Nebraska Instructor in Speech r 45 There s no dirt behind this ear . . . Allen J. Gottneid B.A., University of Omaha Instructor in Psychology A new md of gym record . . . Vera Duerschner B.Sc, University of Nebraska Instructor of Physical Education for Womt Betty Staskewitz M.A., University of Maryland Instructor and Acting Chairman of the Department of Physical Education for Women Sociological study . . . Catherine A. Thomas George L. Wilber M.Sc., Indiana State Teachers College M.A., University of Nebraska Instructor in Sociology Assistant Professor of Sociology T. Earl Sullenger Ph.D., University of Missouri Head of Department of Sociology, Professor of Sociology 25 The Passing of a Teacher and a Friend One of Omaha University ' s best- liked professors died December 20, 1949. He was Harry F. Fore, age 71. For 12 years Mr. Fore taught English and creative writing courses at the University. In Au- gust, 1948 he retired but continued as an instructor in the School of Adult Education. While at the University, he became known for both his teaching ability and his great friendliness toward others. Mr. Fore was graduated from Missouri University in 1904. Previous to his work here, he taught at the Universities of Purdue and Creighton and at Missouri State College. Formerly a newspaperman, he was a member of the Omaha Writers Guild. During his years at Omaha University, Mr. Fore gave more than 300 books to the library. It seems only natural that, upon his death, a Harry F. Fore Library Memorial Committee should be organized. Dr. Ralph Wardle, head of the English Department, served as its chairman. Plans were made for a brousing room to be located in or near the present library. When the proposed Library is built a special room will be set aside as a memorial to Mr. Fore. It wdl be sup- plied with non-specialized books and will be in a general reading room. 26 Faculty Committees Teaching isn ' t the only thing the fac- ulty does. Besides their other duties, the professors have committee assign- ments. A total of 17 standing committees served during the 1949-50 school year. Included in this number were com- mittees on honors and degrees with dis- tinction, the library, scholarships and student publications. Other groups of special interest to students are the Ath- letic Committee, the Committee on Student Activities and the Committee on Student Assemblies. Faculty athletic committee: Davison, Crane, Gorman, Yelkin Dr. Frank Gorman was chairman of the athletic group. Other members were Roderic Crane, Hurford Davison, Charles Hoff and Virg Yelkin. The Faculty Committee on Student Activities was under the chairmanship of John W. Lucas. Four students served on the committee. Faculty members were Charles Hoff, Harry Rice, Virg Yelkin, George Pritchard, J. D. Tyson, R. L. Mossholder, Mrs. Mildred Gearhart, Mrs. Mary Padou Young, V. J. Kennedy and Mrs. Betty Staskewitz. Supervising and selecting convoca- tions was the task of the Faculty Committee on Student Assemblies. Wil- liam T. Utley served as chairman. Other faculty members were Martin Bush. J. D. Tyson, Ormsby Harry, Mrs. Frances Key and Don Pflasterer. Again, four students were included in the committee membership. Faculty committee on student affairs: Hoff, Rice, Yelkin, Lucas, Gearhart, Tyson, Pritchard, Mossholder. 27 c L A S S E S Bachelor of Arts, Majors in English and French Deans ' Honor Roll ; Sigma Tau Delta, Treasurer; Sigma Pi Phi. Aim: To lead a happy life. Edith Adams Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi; Independents: Home Economics Club. Aim : To help my future pu- pils become worthwhile cit- izens. John W. Adams Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Sacramento College ; Alpha Sigma Lambda, pledge master, pledge vice president; Univer- sity Players; " 0 " Club; Track Team. Aim: To always do my best. Lawrence Adkins Bachelor of Arts, Major in French Delta Phi Alpha. Aim: Teaching. Handsome football player Don Honig . . . showed the same assurance in his role of senior class president as he displayed on the football field. Estab- lishing university rings was the notable achievement during his presidency. In private life Don is married, has a son, and aims for a coaching job after his graduation. Shirley Alberti Bachelor of Science in Education Honor Tuition Certificate; Deans ' Honor Roll; Freshman class vice president; Interso- rority Council; Alpha Xi Del- ta, president, secretary; Alpha Lambda Delta, senior advisor, historian; Corinthian Society, secretary-treasurer; W.A.A., vice president, secretary: Sig- ma Pi Phi; Feathers; Voca- tions Day. Aim: The four R ' s — reading, ' riting, ' rithmetic, and Ralph. Gertrude M. Anderson Bachelor of Science in Nursing Covenant Alumni Nurses ' As- sociation. Aim: To work toward a Bach- elor of Arts degree — I hope my aspiration will inspire more nurses to get their Bachelor ' s Degree. Jacqueline E. Anderson Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Sigma Chi Omicron; Home Economics Club. Aim: To discover lots of good things to eat. John William Anderson Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim : To be happy and success- ful. Focal point for informal student gatherings . . is Pow Wow Inn, better known as the Shack — where everyone is when they ' re not in class. They go there to talk, to eat, to listen to the juke box, to relax, and sometimes even to study. The Shack, with a person- ality all its own, features coffee, checkers, chess, ping pong, and " Rag Mop " in an atmosphere of red, pink, green, blue, and gold. Leo E. Anderson Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To think am now rich. Lester E. Andrews Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Phi Sigma Phi, pledge mas- ter; Intermural Sports Man- ager. Aim: To secure happiness and success. Donald R. Anthes Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Independents: Intramurals; " 0 " Club; Tennis. Aim: To be highly successful. William G. Arnold Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Arrowhead Society; Student Council, treasurer; Theta Phi Delta, treasurer, pledge treas- urer; Intramural Sports. Aim: To live where I can play golf the year around. Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Aim : To get my degree. Loral W. Barlow Bachelor of Science in Business Ad m in ist ration Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim : To take my wife to Paris. Bob G. Barritt Bachelor of Science in Art Football. Aim : To be happy. John H. Beales, Jr. Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics Phi Eta Sigma; Engineers Club, president, vice president; Gamma Pi Sigma. Aim : To do as much as I can with the little I have. Popular and efficient Harry Elsasser . . . . has mixed leadership and scholarship to make an out- standing record in his four years. And after gradu- ation the senior class vice president will try to make his talents pay off in an accounting job with prestige. Softball, bowling and singing top his recreation list and his main dislike is spending two hours a day coming to school on the bus. Alice Smith Bedell Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: To be happy always. Frank E. Bedell Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Aim : To attain success in my chosen field. Rudolph Berryman Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Corinthian Society; Phi Eta Sigma. Aim: Concert pianist, teacher, organist, choir director. Jack Belmont Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: Always to be free from fear and want. Beverly Benson Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Chi Omega; University Play- ers ; " Now is the Time " ; Home Economics Club. Aim : To always have a sense of humor. William Lewis Berner Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, asso- ciate title in Marketing University of Nebraska: Phi Gamma Delta; " 0 " Club; Golf Team ; Intramural Sports. Aim : Health, respect of others, and an ability to smile al- ways. Arthur L. Belknap Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll ; Corinthian Society; Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: High and straight. Philip J. Bicak Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Aim : To be happy and suc- cessful. George J. Bighia Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Engineers Club, treasurer Sigma Phi. I ' ll Aim: To enjoy a successful life. liappy am Norman Bloch Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim : To retire. Ingeborg Blomberg Bachelor of Science in Nursing Intervarsity Christian Fellow- ship, vice president. Aim: To give my life in the service of God and mankind. John L. Bohrer Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To enjoy life to the full- est. Jean Marilyn Bowler Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Kappa Psi Delta, secretary, pledge treasurer; Ma-ie Day committee chairman; Home Economics Club; Feathers. Aim: To be a successful home economist. Kenneth B. Bowyer Bachelor of Science, Major in W riting Gateway Staff; Tomahawk Staff; Freshman Football; Freshman Basketball; Intra- mural Sports. Aim: The root of all evil — money. Cliff W. Boyd Bachelor of Arts, Major in Industrial Psychology fndependents, vice president. Aim: To make a good showing in attempting to achieve those goals I set for myself. Jack 0. Braasch Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: Aim high, achieve much and enjoy living. Even when classes weren ' t dismissed .... students attended programs in the auditorium. And they were especially popular when shortened class periods were an added feature. A varied program of convocations, lectures, and productions were pre- sented to add spice to college life. Here students are shown listening to Dr. Bail at the President ' s Con- vocation. Bachelor of Arts, Major in Speech Gateway Staff, editor-in-chief, editorial writer, society editor; Tomahawk Staff, advisory ed- itor; Board of Student Publi- cations; Deans ' Honor Roll; Corinthian Society, vice presi- dent; Gamma Sigma Omicron, president; Intersorority Coun- cil, president; University Play- ers, vice president; " Now is the Time, " " The Late George Apley, " Tom Tom Revue; De- bate Squad; Pi Kappa Delta; Alpha Psi Omega. Aim : To make an adventure of every experience. M. Jean Bressler Bachelor of Arts, Majors in English and Spanish Alpha Xi Delta, vice president, pledge treasurer; Sigma Tau Delta: University Players; Tom Tom Revue; Sigma Pi Phi; W.A.A., president, treas- urer; Commencement Usher: Vocations Day. Aim: To love to live and live to love. Richard Broderdorp Bachelor of Arts, Major in General Sciences Sigma Pi Phi; Pre-Med Club, Aim: To be willing to listen to the ideas of others. Catherine Brodersen Bachelor of Science in Nursing Omaha University Christian Fellowship, president. Aim : Continue looking for- ward. Leatrice Brookins Bachelor of Science, Major in Home Economics Home Economics Club. Aim: Health, wealth and hap- piness. Bob 0. Brown Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, associate title in Accounting Deans ' Honor Roll ; Delta Sig- ma Pi ; Phi Sigma Phi. Aim: Fain would I climb. Dorothy Brown Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology, associate title in Journalism Kappa Psi Delta, secretary; Alpha Kappa Delta; Gateway- Staff, society editor; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: Good luck, good judg- ment, good position. Jeanette M. Brown Bachelor of Science, Major in Dietetics Honor Tuition Scholarship ; Home Economics Club, secre- tary; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To be a success in mv chosen profession. Full of fun and always raring to go is Joni Nickerson, who says the smartest thing she ever did was to come back to Omaha U after a year away at s chool. Here she found the fellowship of the Chi O ' s, lots of chances to eat spaghetti and time to listen to records and play golf. Between duties as secretary of the senior class, Joni manages to uphold her reputation for running a successful date bureau and knitting argyle sox. The pungent odors created ........ in those late afternoon science labs fill many an OU student with foreboding. Though the viewpoint of a leaf-identifying Nat Sci student and a fourth year chem major may differ, on one thing they always agree: frankly speaking, and with all respect to Science, labs smell. Harold Buchanan Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi ; Deans ' Honor Roll Aim: My aim has a mercenary flavor and can ' t be stated here. Charles Budka, Jr. Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing Gateway Staff, sports editor, copy reader; Intramurals; Football. Aim : To live a full and rich life. Elsie Burchfield Bachelor of Science in Nursing Aim: Happiness. Robert E. Burgstrum Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: To live and work happily. Billy J. Burton Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government Aim: To have many friends and be a success in the world. Nancy Carroll Cameron Bachelor of Science in Education arid Social Sciences University of Kansas; Sigma Chi Omicron; Sigma Pi Phi; Future Teachers of America. Aim : To have a useful, long life. Robert Cain Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Tau Delta; Tomahawk Staff; Gateway Staff; Track. Aim: To make Viv and Mi- chael happy. Raymond Cap Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Aim : Success in everything I attempt. Leadership combined with a sense of humor . . and common sense characterized Lloyd Metheny. Be- ing president of organizations is old stuff with him and he ' s managed to gather an impressive list of extracurricular activities. Summers at Okoboji will take care of the present while this soc major formu- lates more definite plans for the future. Robert L. Capel Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: Success and happiness. Barbara Renee Carleman Bachelor of Arts, Major in Speech Sigma Chi Omicron ; Universi- ty Players; Feathers; WOW- TV University Show: " You Can ' t Take It With You " ; Tom Tom Revue; Ice Skating cheer- leader. Aim: To skate to live; to live to skate. Norma Carlisle Bachelor of Science in Nursing Christian Fellowship Aim : To be a competent in- structor in nursing educa- tion. Clare W. Carlson Bachelor of Science in Education University Players, treasurer; Debate. Aim: Teaching. Boyd Carnaby Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics Iowa State College: Theta Xi; Tom Tom Revue. Albert J. Carrillo Bachelor of Arts, Major in History Football; Basketball; Base- ball; " 0 " Club. Aim: To stay happy and at- tain success. Warren F. Christie Bachelor of Arts, Major in Business Administration, associate title in Accounting and Marketing Theta Phi Delta, president; Arrowheads; Delta Sigma Phi: Vocations Day; Intramural Golf; Intramural Bowling. Aim: Satisfaction. Phyllis Jane Clark Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Gamma Sigma Omicron; Home Economics Club. Aim: To cook successfully without a cook book. Who hasn ' t been to the Dean of Students ' office? To get petitions, to discuss down slips, to change pro- grams, to get posters and plans okayed. Students label it red tape, but it ' s what enables the Deans office to serve as a combination information desk and co- ordinating center for all campus activities. Darlene Joyce Clifton Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Chi Omega, president; Or- chesis; Intersorority Council: Intersorority Style Show ; Commencement Usher; Deans ' Honor Roll; Vocations Day. Aim: To be happy and suc- cessful. Marshall E. Cochran Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To eat regularly and im- prove the same way. Joyce B. Cole Bachelor of Science in Education Fullerton Junior College; Uni- versity of California ; Alpha Xi Delta; Independents. Aim: To get to the top of the hill and help conquer the mountains. Joseph S. Conrey Bachelor of Arts, Major in Science Sigma Lambda Beta ; Ameri- can Chemical Society; Chem- istry Club. Aim : To be comfortable. John Howard Coonen Bachelor of Arts, major in Government and Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll ; Alpha Sigma Lambda : Commence- ment Marshall. Aim : To work hard, live right, and be happy. Sheldon Coren Bachelor of Science in Business Administration University of Nebraska ; Beta Tau Kappa, Secretary, pledge master. Aim: To lead a full and hap- py life and be successful in all my undertakings. George D. Coyan, Jr. Bachelor of Scie?ice in Education Association for the Study of Group Dynamics; Track. Aim: To have an interesting and felicitous life. James J. Craren Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing Deans ' Honor Roll; Gateway Staff, feature editor, news ed- itor, editorial writer; Toma- hawk Staff; Tom Tom Revue. Aim: Happiness and success. John H. Cruise Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Creighton University. Aim: To seek the essence of happiness. Joseph T. Cupich Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Warriors ; Intramurals ; ketball. Aim: To be a success. Bas- il AROLD E. Curtis Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering A dm inistration Deans ' Honor Roll ; Engineers Club. Aim: To be able to adjust myself to all situations. Don Daboll Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry Chemistry Club; Student Af- filiate of American Chemical Society; Gamma Pi Sigma. Aim: Success in life. Richard A. Day Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics Deans ' Honor Roll; Corinth- ian Society; Phi Eta Sigma, secretary-treasurer; Independ- ents. Aim : To be a tician. mathema- James Francis Dimartino Bachelor of Arts, Major in Speech University Players ; " 0 " Club ; Debate ; Basketball ; Ping Pong. Aim: To graduate from law school. Robert A. Dow Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Aim: To be a success in all my undertakings. Charles Drapalik, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Phi Sigma Phi ; Interfraterni- ty Council: Independents, treasurer. Aim: To be successful in life. Three loves had she . . . . The Gateway, the Gammas and the debate squad. That sums up Lois Brady for 8 activity-packed semes- ters. She translates happiness as a diet of bacon and tomato sandwiches strawberry sodas and a Yellow- stone moon. She was one of the few women to attain the title of " Madame Editor, " but she ' s willing to exchange it in June for " Mrs. " Jay Dudley, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Retailing Aim: To live a successful life to the fullest. John 0. Duffy Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Football; " 0 " Club, sergeant- at-arms. Aim: To be successful in any job I undertake. John Duncan Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing Gateway Staff, sports editor : " 0 " Club ; Golf Team, cap- tain; Basketball; Football Banquet Committee ; Table Tennis Championship; KBON Day. Aim: To see Omaha U ath- letics on top. Charles M. Durey Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Simpson College; Alpha Tau Omega. Aim : To be a success in all I undertake. Dolores Durnell Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Emma S. Metz Music Schol- arship; Gamma Sigma Omi- cron; Kappa Mu Lambda. Aim: To make a place for my- self in the field of music. Joseph F. Dymak, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Independents, vice president; Engineers Club; Phi Sigma Phi; Tennis; Intramurals. Aim: To enjoy life with my wife and the future genera- tion. Dorothy Ebinger Farrington Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Aim : To serve others. Barbara Eckert Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Chi Omicron; Univer- sity Players; Sigma Pi Phi; Orchestra. Aim: To be a teacher. What would life at OU be like without lines? . And here ' s one of the most popular of all of them — the lunch line. The University of Omaha can take pride in the knowledge that students will probably remember its lines longer than those of Shakespeare. With printer ' s ink in his veins .... . Al Pascale, Chief to Gateway staffers, knows the news business from headline to deadline. Ever ready with a punch line or a hearty laugh, Al took lipstick on the earpiece of his phone, scraps of torn paper in his desk, and special delivery envelopes filled with water, yet managed to come up smiling with a few practical jokes of his own and his cheerful disposition still intact. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Intramurals; Bowling; Soft- ball. Aim: To be a success in the field of business and make the best of my opportuni- ties. Donald L. Edwards Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Alpha Kappa Delta. Aim: To be happy. Dorothy Crider Eggers Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Chorus. Aim: Choral work. Robert W. Eggerss Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Xavier University; Iowa State College. Aim: To be successful in the field of Psychology. Arnold M. Ehlers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Intramural Sports. Aim : To raise a family of good Americans. Madelyn Elliott Bachelor of Arts, Major in French Deans ' Honor Roll; Sigma Chi Omicron; Home Econom- ics Club. Aim: Money and fun. Marjorie Ellithorpe Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry Chemistry Club, secretary- treasurer; Student Affiliate of American Chemical Society; Pre-Med Club; Band. Aim: To be a medical tech- nician. Harold D. Elsasser Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Corinthian Society, president; Phi Sigma Phi ; Arrowhead Society; Interfraternity Coun- cil, president; Senior class vice president ; Phi Eta Sig- ma; Board of Student Publi- cations; Student Council; Chorus: Intramurals: Com- mittee on Student Affairs. Aim : To always be happy and always find joy in living. Richard K. Enochson Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Pre-Med Club, vice president. Aim: To be an M.D. Douglas Epperson Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Football. Aim: To be a pood teacher. Willis M. Epstein Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Beta Tau Kappa, vice presi- dent. Aim: To enjoy a happy and successful life. Charles Essex Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Alpha Phi Omega; Independ- ents; Intramurals; Basket- ball; Baseball; Table Tennis Champion. Aim: To lead a happy life. " 75 the Gateway out yet? " is a familiar question every Tuesday and Friday, pub- lication days for the student newspaper. The staff, here shown ' ' putting the paper to bed " on deadline night, had among its 30 members harmonica players, jugglers, soft-shoe dancers, black-board cartoonists, and a few normal people. Jim Essex Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering A dm i nist ration, associate title in Engineering Alpha Phi Omega; Engineers Club ; Intramurals ; Table Tennis. Aim: To go through life, al- ways having something to look forward to. Charles E. Farnham Bachelor of Science in Education Deans ' Honor Roll; Alpha Phi Omega; Sigma Pi Phi; Alpha Sigma Lambda, pledge presi- dent; Cheerleader; University Players; Ma-ie Day Skits, technical director; Chorus; " The Late George Apley " ; " Blithe Spirit " : " You Can ' t Take it with You " ; " Death Takes a Holiday " . Aim: To get a speaking part. William W. Farquhar Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Deans ' Honor Roll; Humani- ties Fellow; Phi Kappa Tau. Aim: Wholesome living. Bill J. Fear Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Arrowhead Society, vice presi- dent; Theta Phi Delta; Inter- fraternity Council, president, vice president; Joe College VII; Inter-pep Council; War- riors; Tom Tom Revue; Band; Head Cheerleader. Aim: To work hard and do my best in everything I do. All-round girl Eileen Wolfe «. loves life and gets the most out of it. Despite a long list of responsible positions, Eileen finds lots of time for fun. She loves debating and frankly admits she gets farther with a male team for opposition, espec- ially when there ' s a male judge. Her dreams are of Yellowstone Park and men who smoke pipes. Albert L. Feldman Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government Regents Scholarship ; Deans Honor Roll; Corinthian So- ciety; Sigma Tau Delta: Chemistry Club ; Vocations Day Committee. Aim : I never try to draw a line — all men I meet are friends of mine. Eunice Feldman Denenberg Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Sigma Tau Delta. Aim: Living. Charles W. Fischer Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Aim: To keep well my wife and future family. Ernest D. Flecky Bachelor of Science in Education Arrowhead Society; " 0 " Club; Football, captain; Bas- ketball, captain; Track; In- tramurals. Aim: To get my hand on that sheepskin. Patricia Ann Flood Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing, associate title in Journalism Deans ' Honor Roll; Alpha Xi Delta, president; Student Council; Freshman class sec- retary-treasurer ; Gamma Pi Sigma, secretary; Board of Student Publications; Gate- way Staff, society editor, news editor; Tomahawk Staff; Sig- ma Tau Delta; Pi Kappa Delta; Debate; Intersorority Council ; University Players ; W.A.A. ; Commencement Ush- er; Senior Committee; Cor- inthian Society. Aim : Always to make the best of what 1 have. Virgil Leon Flynn Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To become a successful credit manager. Charles A. Foucek Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing Creighton University; Sigma Tau Delta, president. Aim: To find the meaning of life. Jack Gates Bachelor of Science in Business Administration University of Nebraska; Creighton University; Sigma Lambda Beta, vice president. Aim : To maintain security for my family and be successful in business. Comes spring and everyone wants to be . . . an art major. Who would conjugate French verbs when they could be over in Elmwood Park sketching? Other activities of the Art Department this year in- cluded sponsorship of the American Glass Exhibit which drew a crowd of about 3,500. Here art stu- dents are shown doing some indoor sketching. R. Edward Gehringer Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Aim: Success in life and busi- ness. Ivan N. Genit Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Alpha Phi Omega; Phi Del- ta Theta. Aim : To be somebody and stay happy. Lawrence S. Geppert Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Intermural wrestling. Aim: To raise a fine Catholic family. Marie Giangreco Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology, associate title in Journalism Deans ' Honor Roll; Kappa Psi Delta; Feathers; Univer- sity Players; Association for the Study of Group Dynam- ics; Pre-Med Club; W.A.A.; Alpha Chi Zeta; Sigma Pi Phi; Gateway Staff; Toma- hawk Staff; Senior Commit- tee; Greek Week. Aim: Never to be self-satis- fied — always to delight in seeing, learning and doing more. Donald M. Gibson Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Art Theta Phi Delta; Warriors, president; Inter-pep Council; Chorus. Aim: To enjoy life and help others do the same. William Marshall Giller Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Art " 0 " Club; Varsity Football; Tom Tom Revue, art director. Aim: Success in the art field. Clifford Girompiny Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim : To lead a full life. Vernon W. Gould Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Deans ' Honor Roll; Kappa Mu Lambda; Chorus, accomp- anist. Aim: To live a full life. Bernard A. Graves Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To be content with my lot and I hope it ' s a whole lot. Betsy Green Bachelor of Arts, Major in History Regents Scholarship ; Deans ' Honor Roll; Chi Omega, pledge mistress; pledge treas- urer; Feathers; University Players ; Intersorority Coun- cil; Intersorority Style Show, director; Commencement Ush- er; Tom Tom Revue; Toma- hawk Beauty Contest, third place. Aim: To stay happy and be successful. 0. Vearn Grim Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Alpha Phi Omega; Band. Aim: To be happy and suc- cessful. Lucia Mary Grove Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Corinthian Society; Alpha Kappa Delta, treasurer; Sig- ma Pi Phi, librarian; Y. W. C. A.; Association for the Study of Group Dynamics. Aim: To help bring happiness to all that I can, however I can, wherever I can. Betty Haferman Bachelor of Science in Education Midland College; Chorus. Aim: Life is what you make it. Kazuichi Hamasaki Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Aim: To better our communi- ty. Clayton L. Hansen Bachelor of Science in Education, associate title in Secretarial Practice Deans ' Honor Roll ; Independ- ents; Engineers Club; Sigma Club; Sigma Pi Phi, treasur- er. Aim: To do away with aims in yearbooks. Richard Hansen Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi; Intramural Sport Manager. Aim: To give service, make profit and elect a good Re- publican president. Bill Fear is College Joe to OU ' ers And he believes that all of his work for the school paid him back many times in learning how to work with people. Happiest memories for the handsome blond have been summers at Sun Valley, but with graduation he ' ll seek a job in the insurance business. iiiiii » V William E. Hargens Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim : To be successful. Gloria Harrison Bachelor of Science in Education Zeta Phi Beta, assistant pledge mistress. Aim: To be happy and suc- cessful. Edward A. Hartman III Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: To be coach. a success ful Patricia Hasch Bachelor of Science in Busin ess A d m in istration Deans ' Honor Roll; Corin- thian Society; Alpha Lamb- da Delta; Student Council, secretary; Alpha Xi Delta, president; Intersorority Coun- cil, vice president, secretary. Aim: To lead an interesting, successful and enjoyable life. Charles Hays Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics Chorus. Aim: To get the most out of life. Elton Eugene Hector Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi; Phi Lambda Epsilon. Aim: To get the most out of life. Marion Heiser Bachelor of Arts, Major in English University Scholarship; George B. Lake Memorial Award in American Hi story ; Deans ' Honor Roll; Corinthi- an Society; Kappa Psi Delta, historian; Alpha Lambda Del- ta, junior advisor; Gamma Pi Sigma; Sigma Pi Phi; Sig- ma Tau Delta ; Commence- ment Usher. Aim: To go the second mile. John F. Herke Bachelor of Science in B usin ess Adm in istration , associate title in Accounting Buena Vista College; Deans ' Honor Roll; Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To gain experience and then experience gain. Second in popularity only to coffee . was ping pong in the shack. Enthusiasts utilized the tables every available minute with the line forming at the right. In fact, ping pong was written on the Tomahawk activity list of more than one senior. Charles Hiddleston Bachelor of Science in Busin ess A d rn inistration Aim: To become a successful businessman. William F. Higley Bachelor of Science in Education Gamma Pi Sigma. Aim: To be a success in all I undertake. John T. Hines, Sr. Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Engineer ' s Club ; Association for the Study of Group Dy- namics, vice president. Aim: To give my degree to the one who earned it — my wife. Don H. Honig Bachelor of Science in Education Senior Class President; Foot- ball; " 0 " Club; Arrowhead Society. Aim: To be happy and suc- cessful throughout a long life. Beverly J. House Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Mills College ; Colonial Dames ' Scholarship ; Gamma Sigma Omicron, pledge presi- dent, secretary; Alpha Kap- pa Delta, secretary; Vocations Day; Intramural Hockey; Commencement Usher. Aim: To be successful in ev- erything I do and to enjoy life fully. R. L. Howe Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi: Deans ' Hon- or Roll. Aim: To find out why I spent four years at 0. U. in Straight A ' s every time for Marion Heiser. . . Her scholastic actievements, however, never require all her time. She loves dancing or hiking in Fonten- elle Forest. Since she likes books it ' s logical enough to find her working part-time in the library, but she has no patience with students who don ' t put plus signs on call slips for oversize books. Buses could win an election «. for the most popular gripe at OIL The way they always get you there 2 minutes late for your 8 o ' clock class, the way they break down comes the first snow, the way it ' s always a 72nd instead of a 60th on the coldest, windiest mo rning — the list is endless. But the bus-radios play nice songs. E. Lee Huff Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry, associate title in Engineering Creighton University; Ameri- can Chemical Society. Aim: To succeed in life and live it to the fullest. Richard L. Hughes Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: To live a well-balanced life and make some worth- while contribution to it. Marvin Louis Ireland Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Aim: To achieve success when failure is more attractive. Richard Jacobsen Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To find an interesting occupation and enjoy life. Bachelor of Science in Business A d m in ist ration Aim: Success and a happy family life. Richard E. Jensen Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Tom Tom Revue; University Chorus. Aim: God alone knows. Roy Jepson Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Aim: To enjoy a full life. Lorna L. Jespersen Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Alpha Kappa Delta. Aim: To achieve happiness in everything I do. Funny man Jim Ross screams about eligibility rules when he talks to you about the Tom Tom Revue, but still feels that producing the variety show was a pretty terrific experience. His taste runs to New York stage plays and his plans for the future include a month at the Waldorf just to " see " Broadway. Richard A. Johnson Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Student Council; Alpha Sig- ma Lambda, treasurer. Aim: To be successful in ev- erything I undertake. Scott C. Johnson Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Iowa State C ollege ; Deans ' Honor Roll ; Delta Sigma Pi ; Independents; American In- stitute of Electrical Engineers. Aim: To be a successful work- er in the buying and selling field. Morton Sidney Kaplan Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Interfraternity Council, treas- urer; Beta Tau Kappa, treas- urer; Omicron Pi Omicron, treasurer; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To enjoy life. William L. Kellogg Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Music Kappa Mu Lambda; Sigma Pi Phi; Independents; Band; Chorus. Aim: To help more people understand and appreciate music. Stanley I. Korol Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Intramurals. Aim: Moderation in views. Leon L. Kresl Bachelor of Science in Busin ess A d m in istration Aim: To achieve happiness and success. Thomas E. Krist Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll ; Delta Sig- ma Pi; Intramural Sports. Aim: To feel satisfied at sixty with my accomplishments. Eddie Alex Kuklin Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Beta Tau Kappa. Aim: God and my wife are the only ones who know. Most college students find food essential. . . . Others manage to get along on what the cafeteria serves. Here students are shown proving that it can be done. Chi Omega, pledge president ; Home Economics Club ; Uni- versity Players. Aim: To find happiness in whatever I do. Virginia Ann Larsen Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music University Chorus, eoncertmis- tress; String trio; Chorus. Aim: To live a full and hap- py life. Wayne A. Lukken Bachelor of Arts. Major in Sociology Aim: To ) ucation. lake my et [■ Emmy Lou Lundt Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Intersorority Council, presi- dent; Gamma Sigma Omi- cron, vice president, page, pledge mistress; Home Eco- nomics Club ; Sigma Pi Phi ; W.A.A., president, secretary: Chorus; Feathers; Commence- ment Usher. Aim: To win a $50,000 (or more) recipe contest. Elna Mae Lindahl Bachelor of Science in Nu-rsing Christian Fellowship. Aim: To serve God as a nurse among the Lepers in Africa. Mary Ann Linn Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music University Regents Scholar- ship; Kappa Psi Delta: Kap- pa Mu Lambda; W. A. A., vice-president; Feathers; Uni- versity Players; University Chorus; Deans ' Honor Roll: Commencement Usher; " The Late George Apley " ; Voca- tions Day. Aim : To give happiness to others and, in so doing, find it myself. Earl W. Maddy Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Aim: A happy and successful life. William F. Madison Bachelor of Science in Business Administration World-Herald Retailing Schol- arship ; Deans ' Honor Roll ; Corinthian Society; Delta Sigma Pi; Chorus; Intramur- al Bowling ; Vocations Day. Aim: To sow wisely so that I may reap a full harvest. Robert W. Maley, Sr. Bachelor of Science in Education Fort Scott Junior College; Future Teachers of America. Aim: Elementary school ad- ministration. Margaret Mansur Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Beta Sigma Phi. Aim: To become a social worker and achieve happi- ness in life. Dale I. Marcum Bachelor of Arts, Major in History Aim: To teach successfully and continue learning. Carroll V. Marshall Bachelor of Scietice in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll ; Sigma Pi, historian. Aim: Live and let live. Deltc Walter James Matejka Bachelor of Science in Education Arrowhead Society; " 0 " Club ; Baseball, captain ; Bas- ketball. Aim : To help man in his move toward perfection. Mary Louise Mayer Bachelor of Science in Education Gamma Sigma Omicron. Aim: Manifest happiness in lives of others. Richard C. Mayne Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Sigma Lambda Beta. Aim: To graduate. Marilyn J. McCord Bachelor of Arts. Major in Sociology Sigma Chi Omicron. Aim : To live my future life in Arizona. Newswoman and sorority girl extraordinaire is Pat Flood. She ' d like to go back to her native Minnesota but thinks she ' ll see the rest of the country first. Walking in a misty fog or spending the winter in New Orleans rate almost as high with Pat as a man who smokes a pipe and buys her cotton candy and anchovy pizzas. Alice N. McIllece Bachelor of Science in Education Hastings College: Deans ' Hon- or Roll; Future Teachers of America. Aim: To aim high, to achieve much and to enjoy life. VOLLYN McKENZIE Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Aim : To make this world a world of handsome, almost beautiful people. Robert D. McKinnon Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, associate title in Marketing Aim: To be able to keep smil- ing and laughing through- out life. Robert F. McMican Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To live a useful life. Lloyd E. Metheny Jr. Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Arrowhead Society, president ; Student Council, president; vice president; Phi Sigma Phi, vice president; Warriors, vice president; Cheerleader; University Players; Associa- tion for the Study of Group Dynamics; Double Door. Robert L. Mierendorf Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Engineers Club; Vocations Day. Aim: To be successful in all undertakings. George Howard Miller Bachelor of Science in Education Association for the Study of Group Dynamics, president: Future Teachers of America. Aim: Happiness. Glenn S. Miller Bachelor of Science, Major in Government Sigma Pi Phi; " 0 " Club; Baseball, student manager; Football. Aim: To lead a successful and happy life. Some people have them, some people don ' t ' . But those that don ' t usually manage to find friends that do. The sought after item — lockers. If you ' re the friendly, hospitable sort that ended up with nine or ten locker mates, why not try throwing a party? Veto Miller Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To be of service to man- kind. William H. Mitchell Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim : To live up to my ideals. Mary Louise Monson Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Intervarsity Christian Fellow- ship; Chorus. Aim: To serve as I have been served. A busy gal was Pat Hasch ...... when she found herself president of her sorority and secretary of the Student Council at the same time. She still wonders if there was anything deliberate in the fact that one of her big jobs while on the council was blowing up balloons. Her likes: rare steaks and tall men; her pride: bowling score 195; her aim: see America. Lyle N. Morse Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing Nebraska Wesleyan; Chi Omega; Sigma Tau Delta; Mademoiselle College Board; University Players. Aim: To see the Republicans in office. Milton M. Morse Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To cause opportunity to become enlightening. Thomas B. Mullen Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, associate title in Accounting Buena Vista College; Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To be a round peg in a round hole or a square peg in a square hole. Loren D. Neal Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Independents. Aim: To live to see a world at peace with itself. Nancy Alice Neely Bachelor of Science in Education Monticello Junior College; Kansas State College; Sigma Pi Phi. Aim: To instill tolerance and to moderate prejudice in the hearts of children. Richard C. Nelson Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry Arrowhead Society; " 0 " Club; Track; Basketball. Aim: Caution and resource- fulness, otherwise luck. W. Sigsbee Nelson Bachelor of Science in Psychology Creighton University; Fresno State College; Sigma Lamb- da Beta, pledge master, pledge president; Association for the Study of Group Dynamics, vice president ; Alpha P h i Omega; Intramural Sports. Aim: Improve my skill and knowledge of working with people. W. Sears Nelson Bachelor of Science in Music Creighton University; Fresno State College; Kappa Mu Lambda, secretary; Band; Symphony Orchestra : Tom Tom Revue. Aim: Happiness and success. Betty Jane Nelum Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Med Club ; Chorus ; W. A. A. Aim: To succeed in the field of nursing. Robert Neujahr Bachelor of Science in Education Pi Kappa Delta, president, re- cording secretary; Theta Phi Delta. Aim: To help others help themselves. Joan Nickerson Bachelor of Science in Education Senior Class secretary-treas- urer; Chi Omega, personnel director, treasurer; Sigma Pi Phi; University Players; Tom Tom Revue ; Commencement Usher. Aim : Happiness and success in life. Pauline Noodell Bachelor of Arts, Major in English University of Nebraska; Deans ' Honor Roll; Sigma Tau Delta, secretary. Aim: To be happy in what- ever I do. Delbert D. Novotny Bachelor of Science in Education Band; Chorus; Orchestra. Aim: To be a good music in- structor. The business office handles the finances . . . of the university. Everything from registration fees to refund slips is within its realm. Under the direc- tion of Finance Secretary Charles Hoff and his staff, the office makes out payrolls for all non-faculty workers, does the university ' s purchasing, and keeps accounting records as some of its main functions. Most Eligible Bachelor, according to the Greeks, is Jim Tagney who sighs and says he won ' t worry about a home and fireside until after he ' s found that one job that ' s cut out for him. He gets a big kick out of spending his money foolishly but thinks he ' ll prob- ably settle down in about five years with some little brunette who is worldly but not sophisticated. Ernest H. Oakes, Jr. Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Kappa Mu Lambda; Univer- sity Symphony; Band. Aim: To teach music in high school. Richard L. Osborn Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Creighton University. Aim: Happiness and success — in business and in the business of living. Gertrude J. Ovington Bachelor of Arts, Major in History Chi Omega; Orchestra; Uni- versity Players; Modern dance programs; Tom Tom Revue. Aim: To enjoy a full life. Alan Pascale Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing, associate title in Journalism Arrowhead Society; Gateway Staff, editor-in-chief, news editor, sports editor; KBON Day; Vocations Day; Ath- letic Publicity Assistant. Aim: To be where the news is the hottest. Reinhart H. Paulsen Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll; Phi Eta Sigma; Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To have an interesting job and a happy family life. William C. Pellisero Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To find happiness for my family. Frank Russell Peters Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: To teach well. Dale L. Peterson Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll; Delta Sig- ma Pi: Football. Aim: To combine happiness with success. Everything from bebop hats . to " Leaders and Leadership " can be found in the bookstore. Located conveniently at midpoint of the first floor hall, it keeps nearly 2000 students supplied. Manager is Ben Koenig. Robert 0. Pfeiffer Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology, associate title in Engineering Phi Sigma Phi, correspond- ing secretary. Aim: To aid others whenever possible. Gloria Pheney Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Chi Omega; Phi Sigma Chi; University Players; Home Economics Club; W.A.A.; Orchestra; Modern Dance Recital ; Tom Tom Revue. Aim: Other voices, other realms. Harry J. Polacek Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Phi Sigma Phi, secretary; In- terfraternity Council ; Intra- mural sports; Greek Week. Aim: To make my life a hap- py and successful one. Richard E. Polenske Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration, associate title in Drafting and Mechanics Alpha Sigma Lambda, presi- dent; " 0 " Club; Engineers Club; Basketball; Intramural Sports. Aim: To be successful through honest effort and ability. H. Jeanne Pollard Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spanish Delphian Scholarship ; Chi Omega, vice president ; Co- rinthian Society; Phi Sigma Chi; Sigma Pi Phi; Deans ' Honor Roll ; Orchestra. Aim: To travel and study abroad. John N. Pothen Bachelor of Science in Retailing, associate title in Marketing Aim: To be a millionaire. Charles M. Poulsen Bachelor of Science in Business A dministration, associate title in Marketing Deans ' Honor Roll; Phi Eta Sigma. Aim: To be at the right place at the right time — and to know what to do about it. James L. Procopio Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim : To live a happy and successful life. Connie Sexton Queen Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spanish Independents; Christian Fel- lowship; Chorus Spring Con- cert. Aim: Ask Bill. Peter James Quiring Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To be successful. Benny H. Rambeau Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Aim: To find success in my chosen field. Ardith Reese Bachelor of Science in Nursing Aim: To succeed in my chosen profession. Richard C. Reida Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Sigma Lambda Beta, treasur- er; Alpha Phi Omega; En- gineers Club ; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim : Serve God and man in the best way possible. Charles L. Richard Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration i Aim: To be a happy family man. Arnold L. Ring Bachelor of Science in Business Administratioti University of Missouri. Aim: To find success and happiness in life. Jack D. Rogers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll; Delta Sig- ma Pi, treasurer. Aim: Master ' s Degree be a C.P.A. To Milo Treska was always smiling ...... except when members of the Gateway or Tomahawk asked him for more money. Nevertheless they called him " Smilo, " laughed at his quiet humor, and ad- mired his efficient ways. After June he ' ll think about getting a master ' s and he hopes some day to become a college instructor in business. Robert R. Root Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Wentworth Military Academy Junior College; Alpha Phi Omega, treasurer; Sigma Lambda Beta ; Vocations Day. Aim: Lots of money, lot of leisure, lots of life, and lots of living. Kurt Rosenwinkel Bachelor of Science in B u sin ess A d m in istration, associate title in Accounting Delta Sigma Pi. Aim : To be successful, useful and happy. James H. Ross, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration University of Nebraska; Deans ' Honor Roll ; University Players; Ma-ie Day Skits, di- rector, master of ceremonies; Tom Tom Revue, co-director, master of ceremonies; " Male Animal " ; Student Radio Pro- grams; Pep Rally Skits. Aim : To do my share in pro- moting democracy and thus aid in achieving world peace perhaps not in our time but for posterity. Robert M. Ross Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi ; Association for the Study of Group Dynamics. Aim: To live. Robert R. Rousek Bachelor of Science. Major in Writing, associate title in Journalism University Scholarship; Deans ' Honor Rolf ; Sigma Tau Delta; Gateway Staff, editor-in-chief, news editor, makeup editor, editorial writ- er; Tomahawk Staff; Alumni Gateway, associate editor; Alumni Reunion Chairman; Tom Tom Revue. Aim: To news. write good radio William Elliott Rowles Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: To do the most good for the largest number of peo- ple. Stanley H. Rubin Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Aim: To succeed thing I do. in every- Robert E. Rumery Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry Regents Scholarship; Arrow- head Society, projects chair- man; Junior class president; Phi Sigma Phi, president; fnterfraternity Council, treas- urer; American Chemical So- ciety, vice president; Pi Kap- pa Delta; Debate; Vocations Day. Aim: Better things for better living through chemistry. " The building ' s too hot. " ........ " Why don ' t you ever heat this school? " " There isn ' t enough light in room 285. " " Why don ' t you clean the sidewalks? " These and dozens of other com- plaints come to Jack Adwers (far left) and his staff regularly. Maintenance of buildings and rounds is a full-time job for 17 people. Phyllis Jean Rydberg Bachelor of Science in Education Monmouth College; Chi Omega; University Players; Feathers; Future Teachers of America; Vocations Day. Aim : To always be worth- while in life and to always believe that life is worth- while. Joseph N. Sacoman Bachelor of Science in Personnel Management Phi Delta Theta. Aim: Success in whatever I may try. Jean Satrapa Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Government and History Student Council; Independ- ents, president, vice-president, secretary; Feathers, vice-pres- ident, secretary; Faculty-Stu- dent Assembly Committee. Aim: To add something to the world. Joe Scheiblhofer Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing, associate title in Journalism Phi Sigma Phi ; Gateway Staff, makeup editor, associ- ate sports editor; KBON Day. Aim: Happiness. Fred S. Scheuermann Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government Deans ' Honor Roll; Beta Tau Kappa, historian ; Debate ; Ra- cial Equality Essay Contest. Aim: To live up to my ideals. Ray A. Schmidt Bachelor of Science in Business Administration " 0 " ' Club, vice president; Bas- ketball. Aim: To be around when Omaha University beats Creighton. Marie Seybold Schneider Bachelor of Science in Education Kappa Mu Lambda. Aim: To be a good wife and to always have a goal to work for. Vern Shires Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Alpha Sigma Lambda: " 0 " Club; Pre-Med Club; Intra- mural Sports, manager. Aim : To make the best, bet- ter. Originator of popular campus phrases . and good practical jokes was Sherry Selders. She spent most of her time arranging Tomahawk picture appointments for seniors, wondering if she ' d get her soc project finished in time to graduate, gaining fame for her clever comebacks and leaving people with the conviction that " nobody can tell a story like Sherry. " On those bad days . . when the telephone ring drives you crazy, pity Helen Powers (at right), OU switchboard operator. She handles about 300 phone calls a day in addition to running the public address paging system. John A. Schuchart, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi, correspond- ent; Student Publications, ad- vertising manager; Intermur- al Sports. Aim: To live in the style to which I would like to be- come accustomed. Robert E. Seitzer Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government, associate title in Journalism Gateway Staff, editor-in-chief, co-sports editor, city editor; Tomahawk Staff; KBON Day; Vocations Day. Aim: To get a high paying job in Journalism — Ha! Sherry Selders Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Marymount College; Student Council ; Junior class secre- tary-treasurer; Sigma Chi Omicron, social chairman; University Players ; Toma- hawk Staff; Feathers; Home Economics Club ; Association for the Study of Group Dy- namics; Alpha Kappa Delta; Chairman Senior Dance Com- mittee. Aim: Happiness. Walter E. Sherman Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Phi Sigma Band. Phi; University Aim: To work and enjoy life. Victor Schiro Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology and Art Aim: To attain success and happiness. Robert F. Shober Bachelor of Science in Business Administration " 0 " Club: Football. Aim: To make a comfortable living. Alice Simpson Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art Deans ' Honor Roll: Inde- pendents: Home Economics Club; Feathers; Vocations Day. Aim: To be a good artist. Gene Slichter Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Medicine and Psychology Alpha Phi Omega. Aim: To climb Mount Ever- est. Stable and coolheaded describe Bob Rumery. . He dislikes a show of emotions, likes eating steak, and figures he ll end up a chemistry professor. What ' s more, he claims that in everything he attempts he achieves a degree of mediocrity heretofore thought impossible. Jackson G. Smart Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Alpha Phi Omega, president ; Engineers Club ; Homecom- ing Committee. Aim: To prove myself worthy of the opportunities that have been extended to me. Ronald E. Smith Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Iowa State College. Aim : Success and happiness. Rudolph W. Srb Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Kappa Mu Lambda : Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To be successful in ev- erything I do. Phillip L. Stageman Bachelor of Arts, Major in Science Aim: A happy and successful life. Robert B. Stanley Bachelor of Science in Education and Political Science Aim: To be successful indus- trial arts teacher. Eleanor Stastny Bachelor of Arts, Major in History Deans " Honor Roll ; Phi Sig- ma Chi, national treasurer; Independents, treasurer; Feathers, secretary. Aim : To be successful, in ev- erything I attempt. Robert Steiger Bachelor of Science in Business Administration IJ. S. Merchant Marine Ac- ademy. Aim: To do the right thing at the right time. Donald L. Stevens Bachelor of Science in Education Aim : To be happy. Briefing on the day ' s activities can be found on the bulletin board in the lower hall. There notices of meetings, programs, and lost articles are posted, not to mention the listing of the " Deans ' team. " It provides a means for general announcements to reach the students. Phyllis Jean Strasser Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, associate title in Clothing Design and Textiles Kappa Psi Delta, social chair- man ; Home Economics Club, president, vice president; Sig- ma Pi Phi, program chair- man ; W.A.A. Aim: A good life with people I love. Ted L. Strasser Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Alpha Sigma Lambda. Aim: Become a CP. A. Thor Strimple Bachelor of Science in Education " 0 " Club; Football: Wrestl- ing. Aim : To coach. James W. Summers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Alpha Phi Omega; Intramur- al Sports. Aim: To have an interesting job, a good home and a happy life. Dean Swanson Bachelor of Arts, Major in Speech Baker University; Alpha Psi Omega, vice president; Uni- versity Players; Hockey; Vo- cations Day; " The Late George Apley " ; " You Can ' t Take it With You " . Aim: To make myself suc- cessful and respected. Rolland D. Sweeny Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To be successful and help others. Verne Sweigard Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Theta Phi Delta, sergeant-at- arms; University Players, president, treasurer; Alpha Poi Omega; Warriors; Toma- hawk Staff; Cheerleader: " Dust of the Road " ; " You Can ' t Take it With You " ; " Dress Rehearsal " ; " The Late George Apley " . Aim: To be. James G. Tagney Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Theta Phi Delta, pledge mas- ter, intramural director; In- terfraternity Council ; Junior Class vice president; Most Eligible Bachelor: Bowling League, secretary. Aim: To be happy and get James E. Teale Bachelor of Science in Retailing Alpha Sigma Lambda; Retail- ing Club. Aim: To find a good Ford mechanic. John M. Tollinger Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics Aim : To make my place in the world. Milo Treska Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Arrowhead Society; Deans ' Honor Roll; Corinthian So- ciety; Delta Sigma Pi, scribe; Student Publication, business manager. Aim : To do my best always. Quentin Marshall Tyler Bachelor of Science, Major in Wanting, associate title in Journalism Iowa State College. Aim: To raise a large and happy family. Aim: To teach business courses in secondary schools. Donald L. Vann Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To be satisfied with my future vocation. Edward Van Steenburg Bachelor of Arts, Major in History Cornell College: Alpha Sigma Lambda; Alpha Phi Ome- ga; " 0 " Club: Basketball; Intermural Sports. Aim: To be a friend of man and a worthy member of society. Jean Satrapa is usually found in the bookstore, thoroughly enjoying her work as saleswoman of all things dear to the hearts of college students. Admit- ting she doesn ' t have the patience required of the primary teacher, Jean says she ' ll teach high school after graduation. And some summer she hopes to go to Europe and see all the places she ' s read about. Joseph A. Villella Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To reach the ultimate in the field of catering. Delbert A. Villnow Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim : To make the best of ev- erything. Robert F. Walker Bachelor of Arts. Major in Biology Arrowhead Society ; T h e t a Phi Delta, vice president, pledge master; Interfraternity Council; Chairman of Lead- ership Day; Hockey. Aim: To get out of Nebraska. Virginia Walters Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spanish University of Nebraska; Chor- us; Tom Tom Revue. Aim: To save enough money to take a world cruise and then to settle down to a domestic life. Donald J. Warner Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Economics Aim: To be a success in busi- ness and live a happy and useful life. Orval Ray Watts Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll ; Delta Sig- ma Pi. Aim: To make the most of the opportunities afforded me by a college education. Darrell F. Wentworth Bachelor of Science in Education Delta Sigma Pi, senior war- den. Aim: To be myself. Robert E. Westergard Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To find a place in the world. A popular professor ' s pastime . giving exams — is shown here. Almost everyone that ' s gone to college comes through the exam siege, green look and all, vowing " never to get so far behind again. " Sweet, capable president of Phi Delta-Alpha Xis was Shirley Alberti. Small children interest her and she ' ll spend the years after graduation in teaching primary grades. Till then, her main activity is cement- ing relations with Creighton. The thing most likely to ruffle her even temper is teas that serve coffee. Just causes her to take twice as many cookies, she claims. Gilbert R. Wilson Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi ; Independ- ents. Aim: To make good for all who aided my going to col- lege. Al Wittmer Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing, associate title in Journalism " 0 " Club; Gateway Staff; Baseball; Intramurals. Aim: A happy and successful life. Eileen Wolfe Bachelor of Arts, Major in Speech University Honor Tuition Scholarship; Homecoming Princess; Pi Kappa Delta, president; Independents, pres- ident; Feathers, president, vice president; University Players; " The Late George Apley " ; Sophomore class sec- retary; Vocations Day chair- man: Student Council; Cam- pus Chest chairman : Debate. Aim: To live, to love and to learn. John C. Wolfe Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry Chemistry Club: Student Af- filiate of American Chemical Society. Aim: A highly successful life in the field of chemistry. A comfortable place to study, talk, read magazines, or relax is the student lounge. It handles the overflow from the library as well as the anti-snack shack crowd. Mrs. Danielson supervises the lounge. James A. Woodhead Bachelor of Science in Busin ess Ad m in ist ration Intramural Sports; Track. Aim: A good business position along with a full and happy life. Donald L. Worley Bachelor of Science in English Creighton University; Theta Phi Delta; Warriors; Alpha Phi Omega. Aim: To retain faith and pride in man. Richard Ashton Yokom Bachelor of Science in Business Ail ministration Aim: To make a good home for my family. Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government Aim : To be adequately pre- pared for any situation that should present itself. Robert J. Zachar Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Intramural Sports. Aim: To reach the age of 65. Robert G. Young Bachelor of Science in Education " 0 " Club, sergeant-at-arms; Football, captain ; Baseball. Aim: To be a successful ath- letic director. Richard M. Zdan Bachelor of Science in B usin ess Adm inistration Sigma Lambda Beta. Aim: To pay a huge income tax. De E. Zerbe Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Track. Aim : A successful career and a happy home life. Harry J. Conrey Bachelor o f Science in Business Administration Aim: To get as much enjoy- ment and pleasure out of life as I have out of school. Joan J. Johnson Bachelor of Arts, Major in History Deans ' Honor Roll; Chi Omega, secretary; Alpha Lambda Delta, secretary. Aim: To gain ten pounds. Howard Berger Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Deans ' Honor Roll; Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To succeed in my chos- en field. Seniors l ot Pictured Milton E. Anderson Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Archie Arvin, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Education John D. Ashford Bachelor of Arts; Major in History Louise Bloom Baumann Bachelor of Arts; Major in Psychology Frances Bell Bachelor of Scietice in Education John W. Bower Bachelor of Arts; Major in Psychology George R. Brodston Bachelor of Science in Education Donald E. Brown Bachelor of Arts; Major in Economics William L. Brown Bachelor of Science in Writing John N. Carleman Bachelor of Arts; Major in English Alma M. Carlson Bachelor of Science in Nursing George A. Chittenden Bachelor of Arts; Major in Spanish William G. Cramer Bachelor of Arts; Major in Mathematics Louis A. Edelman Bachelor of Arts; Major in Econo ntcs Alvin Epstein Bachelor of Science in Medical Techonology Bradley Curtis Field Bachelor of Arts; Major in Spanish Clark D. Fobes Bachelor of Arts; Major in Science Blake A. Giles Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 66 Thelma Griess Bachelor of Science in Education Otto Robert Hibbeler Bachelor of Arts; Major in Speech Beverly Huffer Bachelor of Arts; Major in Sociology Jean Ingersoll Bachelor of Science in Education Hugh Jackson Bachelor of Science in Education Rudolph Joganic Bachelor of Arts; Major in Chemistry Howard M. Johnson Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Lucille A. Johnson Bachelor of Science in Education Robert C. Land Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration William B. Martin Bachelor of Fine Arts; Major in Art Allan W. Mavis Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Valaria Lee McCaw Bachelor of Fine Arts; Major in Art Mildred R. Meigs Bachelor of Science in Education Ollivene Mendenhall Bachelor of Science in Education Sterling Allen Miller Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Robert Glenn Murray Bachelor of Arts; Major in Biology Maralynn E. Myers Bachelor of Arts; Major in Spanish Lester John Nathan Bachelor of Arts Eunice Nesheim Bachelor of Science in Education George W. Nielsen Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Walter F. O ' Neill. Jr. Bachelor of Arts; Major in Business Administration Frank Russell Peters Bachelor of Science in Education Lenora M. Pierce Bachelor of Science in Education Julia Plumleigh Bachelor of Science in Education Robert E. Real Bachelor of Science in Education Ernestine D. Rodriguez Bachelor of Science in Education Robert F. Sadil Bachelor of Arts; Major in Psychology Robert Dee Schuldt Bachelor of Arts; Major in Chemistry Margaret E. Serafini Bachelor of Arts; Major in Sociology Mary Louise Slovek Bachelor of Science in Education Edward A. Trabold Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Robert H. Ward Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration James Samuel White Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Robert L. Womacque Bachelor of Science in Education Donald Lee Zernousky Bachelor of Arts; Major in Industrial Psychology 67 Juniors held officerships in many sororities, fraternities and other organizations. Jim Bor- land was head cheerleader. Gene Step and Ralph Selby made up an all-junior team on the varsity debate squad. Athletics, music and student publications found juniors especially active. 1949-1950 went down as a big year for the junior class at the University of Omaha. With graduation only a year away, the class of ' 51 busied themselves in campus activities of every sort. President of the class was Jerry Leffler. Don Fitch filled the vice president ' s chair, and Jim Borland was secre- tary-treasurer. On the Student Council, jun- iors were represented by Jackie Geilus, Sally Step, Bill Sykora and Tom Townsend. Jerry Leffler, president Jim Borland, vice president Don Fitch, secretary-treasurer Junior class representatives: Sally Step, Tom Townsend, Bill Sykora, Jackie Geilus The big social event of the year for the class of ' 51 was the Junior Prom in April. The dance was held at Peony Park. During intermission, a member of the class was revealed as the 1950 Junior Prom Queen. Judging from their last three years of activity, next year ' s seniors will share a large part in building for the future of the university. Wmm MB Above: presidents of university organizations in the junior class: Irvin Schultz, Alpha Sigs; Glenna Perkins, Gammas; Gayle Eustice, Sig Chis ; Bill Fitzsimmons, Corinthians. At left, junior scholarship holders: Evelyn Simpson, uni- versity; Jackie Geilus, music; Gordon Severa, Tom Town- send, university. The class of ' 52 was one of the busiest in the history of the university during the 1949- 1950 school year. The sophomores were successful in mix- ing studies with honors. A member of the class walked off with first place in the Toma- hawk Beauty contest. She was blonde, blue- eyed Barbara Haugness. From the sophomore class came officers of many social, honorary and special interest organizations. Sophomores was represented on athletic teams, student publications, the cheerleading squad, the de- bate squad and dramatics. Lynn Hooten, president Joan Bugbee, vice president Gloria Johnson, secretary- treasurer Football letterman Lynn Hooton held the class president ' s gavel for the year. He was aided by Vice President Joan Bugbee and Secretary- treasurer Gloria Johnson. Sopho- mores on the Student Council were Mark Gautier, Nancy Jones, Ben To- bias and June Williams. Tobias and Gautier were vice president and treasurer of the council, respectively. 70 On December 16, the class pre- sented the university ' s first annual Sophomore Cotillion. Eddy Haddad and his orchestra played for the semi- formal dance at Peony Park. Decora- tions, in tune with the Christmas spirit, followed a pink and white color scheme. With two years of college behind them, the sophomore class shows qualities of campus leadership in prospect for the next two years. Sophomore scholarship holders: RoHand Klop- fleisch, music; Pat Doyle, Doris Hanspn, George Marling, Mary Gardner, university. Newcomers to the University of Omaha in the fall of 1949 got off to a big start in their college careers. President Milo Bail started the ac- tivities rolling when he set aside September 30 as Freshman Day. Highlight of the celebration was the annual Freshman Mixer, held in the auditorium. Gary Peniston ' s s ix-man combo, composed entirely of fresh- man musicians, provided the music for dancing. During the Mixer, the frosh elected their Typical Freshman Boy and Girl. The honors went to Ken Kremers and Bonnie Bernhard. 72 Typical freshmen: Bonnie Bernhard, Ken Kremers In the October elections, Ken Kremers was elected president of the class of ' 53. The vice president ' s position went to Howard Olson. Ruth- ann Irvin was chosen to keep the secretary-treas- urer ' s books. Freshman representatives on the Student Council are Marilyn Cowger, Joanne Larkin, Ray Hampton and Jim Townsend. In February the Student Council ' s annual Tea-Dance in the auditorium honored the second semester Freshmen. Once again, Gary Peniston and his crew furnished the musical background. The freshmen of ' 50 will have an opportunity to take a leading part in the growth and develop- ment of the university. Freshman class representatives: Jim Townsend, Joanne Larkin, Marilyn Cowger, Ray Hampton. 73 Vocations Day . . . . March 15 was income tax day for most American citizens this year, but for OU students it was Vocations Day. Originated in 1949, Vocations Day in 1950 proved that it has become one of the big events of the year. The annual affair is intended to give students professional in- formation concerning vocations. This year the day started off with an address by Harold F. North, an industrial relations man from Chicago. North spoke in the Fieldhouse at 8:30 a.m. Following his talk, students attended seminars on individual vocations. More than 35 seminars were held. These meetings were presided over by Omaha business and professional men. Stu- dents got a chance to hear about actual working conditions, salaries, training needed and job opportunitie s. Question periods were included in each session. Eileen Wolfe, last year ' s vice chairman, was chairman for the day. Serving as her righthand man was Vice Chairman Eugene Step. John Woods, director of the Veterans and Placement Bureau, acted as over-all faculty chairman. Nineteen hundred and fifty brought several additions to Omaha U ' s fast-growing Vocations Day. In the new Fbldhouse, Omaha business firms sponsored vocational 74 Classes Look to the Future exhibits which attracted the atten- tion, not only of students, but of the general public. Starting with some 40 exhibits, the show eventu- ally presented 60, as other firms asked to be represented. Another innovation found the World-Herald publishing a special Vocations Day issue. The front page for March 15 was devoted to information relating to the day. Al Pascale, former Gateway editor- in-chief, wrote copy for the issue. Still another 1950 addition was the invitation issued to high schoci seniors. An estimated 3,000 prepsters attended the university in the afternoon. They heard a special talk by North and several panel discussions on vocations. They also saw the exhibits. Vice Chairman Step and Chairman Wolfe discuss Vocations Day plans Val Teal speaks at creative writing seminar Films were part of the exhibits. Here students are shown looking over the projector. 75 Student Services . - THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION provides a familiar office in the west wing of the first floor for ex-G.l ' s at the university. With James L. Irwin as chief, the V. A. makes testing and counseling services available to stu- dents attending school under the G. I. Bill of Rights. Above, Glenn Lewis, left, vocational counselor for the office, discusses a student ' s p roblems with Mr. Irwin. THE STUDENT HEALTH OFFICE in room 250 is prob- ably well-known to every student at OU. Once a semester students come to this office to have their activity cards validated. And all during the semester, the office is ready to supply students with first aid and any other needed remedies for their assorted aches and pains. Dr. Maine C. Anderson is director of the service, and the office is run by Miss Beldora Tacke, a registered nurse. She is pictured here showing some of her equipment to two students. THE BUREAU OF ADULT TESTING AND GUIDANCE takes responsibility for testing all new students. Staffed by psychologists, psychometrists and counselors, the office also provides continuous service for all individual stu- dents. Here, Kenneth Bush, Robert Moriarty and Alec Phillips look over one of their reports. THE GUIDANCE AND PLACEMENT OFFICE handles all student employment on the campus. Vocational advice and aid in securing outside jobs are other services pro- vided by the office. Mrs. Thelma Engle, secretary for the office, is shown here helping a student. 76 They Make an Education Easier THE LIBRARY boasts a collection of more than 76,000 books, plus 15,000 government documents. It provides study space for 200 students. A reserve system makes it possible for many students to share copies of books which are in great demand. The library employs students to serve as attendants at the desk. THE BUREAU OF FACULTY TEACHING AIDS is the source of all mimeographed directions, announcements and (ahem) examinations. But better things originate in this office too. Through its audio-visual division come all the films which are shown at the university. Miss Betty Gayer is director of the bureau. THE SUPERVISED STUDY CENTER is in operation the year around, with classes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It pro- vides an opportunity for individual classwork, and permits students to make up high school credits or to take college credits if they have been unable to register in the day school class. The average time required for earning three college credits is three weeks. Above, Mrs. Genevieve Woods, director of the center, aids a student. THE READING IMPROVEMENT CLINIC located on the second floor, provides an increasingly important service to students. The ability to read rapidly is becoming a necessity in modern life. In this laboratory, students are trained by scientific methods to increase their reading speed. Above, Miss Francis Wood, supervisor, is shown working with a student. 77 Deans ' Honor Roll College of Applied Arts and Sciences Lorell Alford William R. Alford John W. Anderson Barbara J. Ashby Clarence G. Avery Donald Badger Marvin Bandomer J. Philip Barber Fred Barson Beverly D. Baxter Arthur L. Belknap Howard J. Berger Lennie Bolton Patricia J. Boukal James R. Bradley Elaine L. Brailey Mary Jean Brockmyer Kenneth E. Brooke Bob 0. Brown Paul M. Bursik Harlan E. Cain James R. Chapman John E. Chestnut Henry L. Clure Celia Ann Cowger Marilyn L. Cowger Robert G. Cunningham Donna Dickinson Patricia A. Doyle Paul D. Edmondson Harold D. Elsasser Patricia A. Flood Berkley I. Forsythe Charles A. Foucek Mary V. Frost Mark 0. Gautier Doris J. Gibbs Barbara Gottsch Robert E. Greenwell Luverne R. Gulbranson Jaunita Y. Hagarity Doris J. Hanson Patricia A. Hasch Eda Ree Hass Christine Hedelund Agnes S. Henneman James H. Hergert John F. Herke Dorothy D. Hines Dolores L. Hughes Mary Lou James Gene A. Johnson Norma G. Johnson Richard A. Johnson Vernon E. Johnson Syntha E. Judd George L. Kohl John Kolm Thomas E. Krist Eddie A. Kuklin Bonnie Kundel Elna Mae Lindahl Arthur R. Livingston Patricia A. Loop Kathryn L. Loukas William F. Madison Joseph Malec James C. Martin Carol J. Miles Byron L. Miller Lawrence M. Moore John E. Moseley Raymond R. Nelson Kenneth E. Nickerson Albert M. O ' Dell Virginia B. Pappas Robert E. Parsons Reinhart H. Paulsen Robert E. Pierce Charles M. Poulsen Doren E. Rasmussen Melvin A. Rechter Benny Rifkin Jack D. Rogers Betty L. Ruckel William C. Schnobrich John Schuchart Jack E. Seume Gordon L. Severa Robert L. Shrum Herbert A. Sklenar George L. Skrivanek D. Jacqueline Smith Ronald E. Smith Chester Stefanski Robert W. Steiger Thomas Stephens Frank F. Stuart Rolland D. Sweeny Adelio Tosoni Quentin Tyler Robert J. Vavra Delbert A. Villnow James F. Wall Orval R. Watts James A. Weaver Ann L. Weinhardt Sallie M. Werrebroeck Marilyn C. White June D. Williams Nancy A. Williams Walter Dale Womer Ruth Y. Wright DeEmmett Zerbe College of Arts and Sciences Andriana N. Adams Lawrence Adkins Shirley J. Alberti Dorothy C. Andersen Ardeth L. Anderson Charles David Anderson Doris M. Armbrust Carolyn Ashby Richard W. Aylward Gene J. Balaz John D. Baldwin Martha L. Barton Robert L. Bass John H. Beales Alice M. Bedell Robert S. Behrns Donald G. Bendel Rudolph B. Berryman Barbara J. Betten Mary Princette Blakely Evelyn F. Bowerman Clifford W. Boyd Lois Brady Maybelle Jean Bressler Dorothy D. Brown Doris Buffett Marilynn J. Burney Beverly M. Bush Howard M. Byram Catherine D. Carre Richard W. Carson Joan M. Clapper Dixie Ann Clark Darlene Clifton Martin N. Colton Mary Ellen Cottrell Bette L. Davis Richard A. Day Roy S. Denker Glenn D. Desmond Ruth A. Drawbridge Robert L. Duckworth Marilyn J. Duffy Jean Duncan Phyllis J. Earp Keith E. Eck Louis Edelman Raphael D. Edgar Donald L. Edwards Dorothy R. Eggers Robert W. Eggerss Lois E. Elet Madelyn Elliott Eugene R. Emmett Barbara A. Evans Marilyn E. Everett Jack W. Feierman Albert L. Feldman William E. Fitz immons David R. Flebbe Patricia E. Fletcher Clark D. Fobes Joseph France Dorothy Franzen Hazel I. Frost Marion E. Gaither Mary E. Gardner Jacqueline A. Geilus William J. Gerbracht William M. Giller Mary Louise Ginn Leonard J. Gloeb Dorothy Ann Gorman Carolyn M. Gottneid Marie E. Graham Leslie E. Green Loren W. Grisinger Lucia M. Grove Stanley A. Hagstrom Donald Hamm Raymond Hampton Andrew M. Hansen Delmar J. Hansen Donald C. Hansen Phyllis Ann Harber Robert D. Harwick Dorothy J. Hays Marion S. Heiser Helen Hershorn Faye L. Hickay William F. Higley Richard D. Hitt LaVerne E. Hoffman Mary L. Houghton Beverly House Beverley A. Huffer Patsy M. Hummel Lyn B. Jacobs Lorna L. Jespersen Alice L. Johnson Joan J. Johnson Kathleen M. Johnson Rosamond C. Johnson Nancy N. Jones Ruth Jorgensen Opal M. Karr Norman J. Keegan Mary Ann Kenkel Edward Klima Roland L. Klopfleisch Miriam S. Kvetensky George Laitner Harry N. Langdon Edmund J. Lanoha Howard D. Leasure Janice C. Leland Richard H. Levensky Sonya S. Lewis Nancy Lindborg Mary Ann Linn Steven J. Lustgarten John W. Madden Bernard Magid Milton B. Mallory William L. Maloy Mildred M. Mann George L. Marling Nellie Maxwell William E. McDonald Nina M. McEwen Alice N. Mclllece Burton A. McMillan Mildred R. Meigs Dale Milo Mielke Joanne Z. Miller Maxine Morledge Mayer Moskovitz Roberta M. Muir Marquerite Mulready Robert J. Murray Maridell Myers Sidney Nearenberg Marbeth Negethon Dorothy L. Nelson Richard C. Nelson Suzanne Nelson Mildred I. Newton Pauline Noodell Virginia M. Oberg Harold A. Oberman Avonell A. Otis Beverly J. Pessen Frank R. Peters Howard A. Peters H. Jeanne Pollard Connie Queen George C. Randol L. Jean Reid Gerald J. Roitstein Barbara R. Roy Marshall F. Ruchte Pauline E. Rudolph LaVona L. Ruegge Phyllis J. Rydberg Jean Sabatka Paul W. Saltzman Bonita D. Sands Fred S. Scheuermann Billye M. Schicketanz Elaine Schuetz Maurice Schultz Helen K. Seabright George S. Selders Margaret Serafini Mary J. Shick Alice L. Simpson Ellen C. Simpson Paul J. Skrekas Gene Slichter Bernice L. Sommer Jerry J. Spain Edith Marie Sparks William R. Spickerman Peggy L. Spiagal Wesley F. Springer Rudolph W. Srb Eleanor Stastny Eugene L. Step Sally L. Step Wayne E. Stevens Leon L. Stewart Maulfrey Stewart Beverly Swahn Harold Sundsboe Judith Swafford Wilfred E. Sykora Bess A. Tesnohlidek Weldon L. Thomas Dorothy L. Townsend James R. Townsend Thomas N. Townsend Margaret M. Treadwell Joseph Twaranovica Lois M. Van Horn Nelda M. Vogler Warren H. Walker Charlotte S. Weinberg Doris Weinberg Leonard Weiner Douglas H. White Agnes Wichita Alice R. Williams Ann J. Williams David G. Wilson Roma C. Wistedt Eileen F. Wolfe Marianne Yates 80 Corinthian Society The Corinthian society offers recognition for high scholarships. It came into being at the Honors Convocation in the spring of 1948. Founded by Dr. Ralph M. Wardle, it is named for the corinthian columns at the entrance of the school. To be elected to membership, a student must have been on the Deans ' Honor Roll for four semesters. The organization meets several times during the year, for initiation of new members and for discussion with guest speakers. This year ' s speakers were Mr. J. G. McMillan, assistant professor of physics, who discussed " Oak Ridge and the Atom Bomb, " and Mr. Hurford H. Davison, director of the department of retailing, whose topic was " Retailing and Modern Business. " Officers for the year were, first semester: Harold Elsasser, president; Lois Brady, vice-president; Shirley Alberti, secretary-treasurer; second semester: Bill Fitzsimmons, president; Tom Townsend, vice-president; Sally Step, secretary-treas- urer. Dr. Wilfred Payne is faculty sponsor. Back row: Day, Madison, Treska, Hanson, Colton, Severa; middle row: Dr. Payne, Desmond, Kolm, Groves, Wistedt, Heiser, Lindborg, Hasch, Pollard, Geilus; front row: Step, Townsend, Fitzsimmons, Elsasser, Brady, Alberti. 81 I Geilus Swafford Townsend Alpha Lambda Delta, national scholastic honorary soror- ity for freshman women, held its fall tea for prospective members on Oct. 25 in the faculty clubroom. Those invited were honor students from high schools. The purpose of the organization is to promote high scholarship among women at the university. Membership requirement is a 3.5 average made during the freshman year. President of the group is Suzanne Nelson. Other officers are Mary Gardner, vice president; Doris Hanson, secretary: Pat Doyle, treasurer; Ann Weinhardt, historian; Sally Step, junior advisor and Shirley Alberti, senior advisor. The organization ' s sponsors are Miss Gertrude Kincaide and Mrs. Mary Padou Young. Dr. Nell Ward, head of the Chemistry Department is an honorary member. On December 6, installation ceremonies were held for Judith Swafford, Dorothy Townsend and Ann Weinhardt who qualified for membership after last year ' s second semester. On March 8, twelve freshman women, the largest group to be eligible for membership since the group was chartered three years ago. were pledged. The pledges were: Celia Cowger, Sonya Lewis, Jean Sabatka, Ann Williams, Patricia Boukal, Elaine Brailey, Joan Clapper, Marilyn Cowger. Mary Lee Houghton, Bonnie Kundel. Marbeth Negethon. and Dixie Clark. They were formally initiated in the spring. Williams Phi Eta Sigma Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor fraternity for freshmen men. It was founded on the campus of the University of Illinois in 1923 hy men who were interested in promoting scholarship in others as well as achieving high scholarship themselves. The University of Omaha chapter of Phi Eta Sigma was installed on this campus March 1, 1948. It had grown from a local organization of the same ideals which had functioned on the campus for about a year before affiliating with the national fraternity. At present, the Omaha chapter of Phi Eta Sigma has 40 active members, including six honorary brothers. In order to pledge Phi Eta Sigma, a man much achieve a 3.5 average during his freshman year. Since it is an honorary and not a social organization. Phi Eta Sigma limits its activities. There is a Smoker held for all freshmen likely to be eligible for the organization and also an initiation cere- mony and banquet for men who are accepted into the fraternity. One important function of the fra- ternity is the distribution of " How to Study " pamphlets at the Freshman Convocation each fall. George Marling is president of the fraternity; Mark Gautier, vice-president; Berkley Forsythe, secretary; and John Baldwin, treasurer. This year Dr. William H. Thompson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was accepted as an honorary member of the group. Ten other men were also initiated, including George Randol, Bob Greenwell, Herbert Sklenar, Paul Saltzman. Donald Hansen, Delmar Hansen, Richard Carlson, Jim Townsend, William Schnobrich and Robert Vavra. Besides Dean Thompson, the honorary members of Phi Eta Sigma include President Emeritus Rowland D. Haynes, President Milo Bail, Dean Carl W. Helmstater. Dean of Students John W. Lucas and Sponsor J. D. Tyson. Back row: Mr. Lucas, Brooke, Baldwin, Ranaol, Poulsen, Vavra, Sklenar, Mr. Tyson; front row: Anderson, Johnson, Marling, Saltzman. Waokiya Society This mid-century year marks the founding of Waokiya, honorary leadership society for University women. Waokiya is the Indian term for " one who commands. " The society, by gathering of the most representative women in all phases of college life, attempts to recognize and promote a high standard of efficiency in col- legiate activities and thus bring together faculty and student body on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness. To be elected to membership, candidates must have completed five semesters of college work and during this time must have amassed a minimum of forty activity points in the following fields: 1. Scholarship 2. Social and Religious Affairs 3. Athletics 4. Publications 5. Speech, Music and Dramatic Arts An initiation tea was held April 27 in the University clubroom and official recognition of the organization occured on Senior Day, May 18. Officers for the coming year will be Sally Step, president; Eda Ree Hass, vice- president; Mrs. Mildred M. Gearhart, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Mary Padou Young, faculty sponsor. Additional faculty members are Miss Nell Ward and Miss Gertrude Kincaide. Back row: Miss Killian, Miss Kincaide, Mrs. Gearhart, Miss Ward, Mrs. Young; middle row Brady, Lindborg, Hass, Geilus, Heiser, Step, Hasch; first row: Wolfe, Alberti, Flood. 84 Back row: Elsasser, Christie, Walker, Treska, Matejka, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Crossman, Mr. Rice; middle row: Honig, Pascale, Arnold, Rumery, Flecky, Nelson; front row: President Bail, Mr. Harry, Metheny, Fear, Townsend, Mr. Lucas. Arrowhead Society The Arrowhead Society was formed in late April of 1949. A group of ten students met April 20 to discuss the organization of a senior men ' s leadership honorary society. They decided to organize and elected Ed Kaiser as temporary chairman. April 26, the name and constitution were officially adopted and the organization became offi- cially established. The constitution set rigid requirements for membership. A student must have an activities major consisting of 20 points and a minor of 15 points. Second semester juniors are required to have at least 40 points, seniors 50 points. Points are earned in five fields — scholarship, athletics, social and religious affairs, publications, and speech, music and the dramatic arts. Any prospective member must rank in the upper 35 per cent of his class. Members are tapped into the organization on Senior Day and during the fall semester. During the fall of ' 49, members were tapped on Leadership Day, an affair which the group hopes will become annual. This year, Frederick T. Bucholz, president of the Omaha Steel Works, was the featured speaker. About 65 at- tended the dinner and participated in discussion groups which followed in separate rooms. President of the organization is Lloyd Metheny. Bill Fear is vice president, Ormsby L. Harry is secretary-treasurer and Dean John W. Lucas is faculty advisor. Other faculty members are Harrv Rice, Wayne Wilson and Paul Crossman. President Milo Bail is an honorary member. 85 Kappa Mu Lambda Kappa Mu Lambda, honorary music fra- ternity, includes student who have completed at least one year of college music with suffi- ciently high grades. It meets twice a month, one of these a dinner and discussion meeting. The club offers a chance for understanding fellowship and also brings music to the uni- versity through it ' s activities. This was a year of many new undertakings for the reactivated society. The group gave spring and fall receptions for new members, ushered at the Omaha Symphony concerts and helped in ticket sales. They also presented gifts to Rosemary Howell and Myron Cohen, symphony soloists. A music convocation com- memorating National Music Week was held in the spring with all members participating. The officers working in harmony: Klima, Nelson, Fitzsimmons, Lindborg, Hayes Officers for the year were: Bill Fitzsim- mons, president; Dorothy Hays, vice-presi- dent; Sears Nelson, secretary; Ed Klima, treasurer; Nancy Lindborg, historian; Mr. V. J. Kennedy, faculty sponsor; Mr. Martin Bush and Mr. Richard Duncan, patrons. Back row: Kellogg, Srb, Gilliland, Forbes, Gould, Smelser, Nelson; second row: Cortese, Kuhn. Kanner, Comstock, Linn, Mr. Kennedy; first row: Otis, Geilus, Durnell, Sommers. Alpha Psi Omega Lambda Chi Cast In the spring of 1949 the Lambda Chi Cast of Alpha Psi Omega, honorary dramatics fraternity was chartered at the University of Omaha. The group then became a member of the largest national college organization in any departmental field in the American University system. There are chapters in 230 colleges with a member- ship of more than 14.000. Membership in the Lambda Chi Cast is extended to dramatics students who have earned a specified number of points by participation in dramatic productions and in stagecraft and workshop capacities. This year the activities have included initiation of new members and pledging ceremony, a banquet, play reading and attendance in a group at outstanding enter- tainments which came to Omaha. Cast director is Douglas White. Dean Swanson is stage manager, and Harry Langdon is business manager. Mrs. Frances Key sponsors the group. Back, left to right: Dean Swanson, Dave Elmore, John Marshall, Douglas White, Harold Marer, Tom Meyers, Harry Langdo... Front, lejt to right: Charles Farnham, Barbara Haugness, Mrs. Key, Jean Durney, Lois Brady, LaVerne Sweigard. j " ' ? fSk Ak. k Standing: Pullen, Dr. Gorman, Groff, Clark, Day, Cameron, Lampert, Morledge, Rimmerman, Kuhn, Dickinson, Swahn, Graves, Neu, McKissick, Brown, Castle, Miss Wood; seated: Twarano- vica, Ayres, Hanson, Groves, Denman, Volger, Gorman, Eustice, Buffett, Miss Holliday, Dr. Taylor, Anderson, Byram. Future Teachers of America This year marks the return of Sigma Pi Phi chapter of Future Teachers of America to the University of Omaha campus. Discontinued during the war, Sigma Pi Phi, honorary educational fraternity, offers the future teacher a membership not only in the college organization but the state and national organizations as well. It endeavors to further the interest of students and the public in the field of education. The chapter has over fifty members, putting it on the national honor roll. A student need not be majoring in education to belong to the organization. The mem- bership is open to any person interested in education or the educational field. The club ' s activities include dinner meetings with speakers from the educational field, and the annual spring tea for incoming students interested in the teaching profession. Officers for this year were: John Bryan, president; Gayle Eustice, vice president; Doris Buffett, secretary; Dorothy Gorman, treasurer; Dixie Lee Clark, project chair- man; Lucia Grove, librarian; Dr. Frank H. Gorman, Miss Frances Holliday, Dr. Leslie 0. Taylor, Miss Frances Wood, faculty sponsors. Back row: Klaiman, Langdon, Stewart, Bressler, Flood, Morse, Cain, Step; front row: Noodell, Dr. Wardle, Foucek, Heiser, Adams. Sigma Tau Delta The Kappa Gamma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, national honorary English fraternity, is composed of members interested in the study of literature and in creative writing. It holds informal discussion meetings every month. The first regular meeting of the year was held at the home of Dr. Ralph M. Wardle, group sponsor. At this meeting they gave an impromptu reading of Shake- speare ' s " Twelfth Night. " At the December meeting the group discussed the recent play, " Death of a Salesman, " by Arthur Miller. At a creative writing session in January, members read original compositions. Several of these were submitted to The Rectangle, national publication of the fraternity. On the agenda for the remainder of the year were discussions of " The Ox-Bow Incident, " by Walter Van Tilburg Clark and " Strange Interlude, " by Eugene O ' Neill. An annual picnic held in May climaxes activities for the year. Officers for the year were: Charles Foucek, first semester president; Marion Heiser, second semester president; Pauline Noodell, secretary; Andriana Adams, trea- surer; Dr. Ealph M. Wardle, faculty sponsor. 89 Student Council Increased activities were on the agenda of the Student Council as the result of a growing university. All-school dances, all-school drives, new organizations, and various other student functions all came under the administration of the council. Back row: Townsend, Satrapa, Williams, Sykora, Wolfe, Johnson, Larkin, Hampton, Step, Cowger, Townsend; front row: Mr. Lucas, Gautier, Geilus, Metheny, Tobias, Mr. Harry. The Freshman Day and tea dance mixer opened the council-sponsored social functions for the school year. This was followed by Hom ecoming festivities, the second tea dance held in February, and with Ma-ie Day as the finale. To help unify the individual classes, the council changed the annual Christmas Dance to the Sophomore Cotillion and the Spring Dance to the Junior Prom. Class officers and council representatives of the class collaborated on plans. 90 Council officers: Gamier, Tobias, Metheny, Geilus. In addition to the normal routine, the council coped with the question of whether card playing should be returned to campus. After weeks of research and discussion it was voted down. The group also made suggestions for the Student Union and the improvement of the cafeteria line situation. For the first time in university history, a University Dad, Lewis A. Townsend. was chosen by the Student Council for the Dads ' Day football game. Under the direction of Eileen Wolfe and the slogan " Don ' t Pass the Buck— Give it, " the council sponsored the annual Campus Chest Drive. They collected over doubling the amount collected last year. Officers for the year were Lloyd Metheny. president; Ben Tobias, vice president; Jacqueline Geilus, secretary; and Mark Gautier, treasurer. Other members of the Council include seniors Dick Johnson, Jean Satrapa, and Eileen Wolfe; juniors Sally Step, Bill Sykora, and Tom Townsend; sophomores Nancy Jones and June Williams; and freshmen Marilyn Cowger, Ray Hampton. Joanne Larkin. and Jim Townsend. 91 We Listened ♦ ♦ President Bail delivers President ' s Convocation address At Convocations .... The student who attended every convocation during the 1949-50 school year had his hands full. Annual con- vocations and special programs filled the schedule. On October 7 the university celebrated its forty-first birthday with a Founders ' Day Convocation in the audi- torium. Dr. Henry G. Harmon, president of Drake Uni- versity, delivered the address. The Alumni Association presented the university with the first pennant ever used by Omaha U. The annual President ' s Convocation was held Febru- ary 10. In his talk, Dr. Milo Bail challenged faculty and students " to work for the joy of it. " Other annual convo- cations included those given at Christmas and Easter. Special convocations presented both movies and guest speakers. Among the films shown were " Laura, " " Margie, " " The Razor ' s Edge, " " Jane Eyre " and " Dragonwyck. " Convocation speakers included Louis Bromfield, novelist; Hedley Hepworth, impersonator of Dickens ' characters; Dr. George Davis, expert on James Whitcomb Riley, and Boris Goldovski, famed music critic. In February the band performed in a concert convocation. At Lectures Lectures, too, brought top speakers to the University of Omaha. On November 3 and 4, the eighth annual Baxter Lectures were presented. The Honorable Ralph Ed- ward Flanders, United States senator from Vermont, spoke on " War, Welfare and Freedom. " These annual addresses by outstanding personalities are made possible by a gift from the late Mrs. Katherine Baxter in memory of her husband, William. During the fall of 1949 the fourth annual Institute on Foreign Affairs was held at the university. Di- rected by William T. Utley, the Institute featured seven speakers on the theme, " The Quest for Peace. " Among the lecturers were Gordon Mattison, State Department expert on the Near East; Dr. Joseph Dun- ner, Grinnell College political science head; Dr. Owen Lattimore, director of the School of International Relations at Johns Hopkins, and Dr. Jan Papanek, former Czechoslovakian delegate to the United Nations. Several other lectures were also sponsored by the School of Adult Education. These included those given at the Town and Gown Club and the World Trade Institute. 92 We Talked . . . Students wrote scripts, announced news and emcee ' d disc jockey shows on KBON Day. left to right: Resnick, Weinhardt, Williams, Hanson, Marer, Van Horn, Bursik. On Radio and TV . . Omaha University was well- aired over the radio and tele- vision during 1949-50. The university was the subject of a weekly Monday night broadcast over station KOIL. The series of programs in- cluded features on Founders ' Day, athletics, Homecoming, the Christmas Workshop and the Baxter Lectures. Inter- views with new faculty mem- bers, a talk by Dr. Bail and a concert by the band were other highlights. On March 7, students got a S v " T " ' 2l G KMtKKS l • LBjBHE B tiiBsJ Z chance to lake to the airwaves. fe More than 30 speech and jour- nalism majors gained valuable experience by participating in OU ' s third annual KBON Day. They wrote copy, announced newscasts and emceed disc jockey shows for the station. Two student-produced radio dramas were presented. Tom Townsend served as student coordinator. Omaha U also had a program over KSWI, Council Bluffs. Every other week Art Westergard, a former student, reviewed the news of the university, as taken from The Gateway. Plans were being made to begin a series of dramatic productions over KOWH. At Coffee Hours .... The Coffee Hour became a popular feature at the University of Omaha in 1949-50. The hour-long dis- cussion sessions plus coffee were held on Wednesday afternoons in the faculty clubroom. Student panels usually led the discussions, but sometimes there were guest speakers. One of the most im- portant of these was Arthur Skeffington, labor member of the British Parliament. Skeffington spoke on the effects of the Labor Govern- ment in Britain. Coffee Hours had a wide range of other topics, too. During the year students argued about such subjects as card playing, student thinking, church doctrine and religious conviction, psycological testing and ec- onomist John Keynes. Fac- ulty sponsor of the series was Dr. Wilfred Payne. Sally Step was Coffee Hour chair- man. Coffee drinkers discuss " Should Card Playing be Returned to the Campus? " Qateway Board of Student Publications: Brady, Mr. Cliff, Mr. Hoff, Mr. Rice, Mr. Mossholder, Mr. Gorr, Elsasser. With an accent on keeping readers happy, the Gateway staff devoted all its efforts to readability and to giving student news precedence over forums, institutes and panel discussions. W. Wilson Cliff acted as the Gateway ' s sponsor and instructor when second semester the paper be- came an accredited course in the College of Applied Arts. First semester staff : Alan Pascale, editor-in-chief; Lois Brady, city editor; Tom Townsend, feature editor; Glenna Perkins and Jean Durney, news editors; Dick Clark and Joe Scheiblhofer, makeup editors; Bob McNutt, sports editor; Mark Gautier, ass ' t sports editor; Pat Flood, society editor; Ann Wein- hardt, ass ' t society editor; Bob Rousek, editorial writer; Marilyn Hayes, Diane Hough, Dick Keim, Tom Moore and June Williams, copy desk; Milo Treska, business and circu- ation manager; Jack Schuchart, advertising manager. Second semester staff: Lois Brady, editor-in-chief; Tom Townsend, city editor; Dick Keim and Tom Moore, feature editors; Pat Flood and Glenna Perkins, news editors; Jim Breeling and Bob Han- sen, makeup editors; Mark Gautier, sports editor; Joe Scheiblhofer, assistant sports editor; Bob McNutt, photo editor: Jean McDonald, society editor; Ann Weinhardt, assistant society editor; Jim Craren, editorial writer; Dick Clark and June Williams, copy desk deans; Berkley For- sythe, Doris Hanson, and Marilyn Hayes, copyreader; Milo Treska, business manager; Norman Paasch, advertising The Wheels: Milo Treska, Al Pascale, Lois Brady. Around the copy desk: Williams, Hayes, Hanson, Forsythe, Flood, Perkins, Townsend. Departmental editors pose, back row: Schieblhofer, Breeling, Moore, Keim, Gautier; front row: McNutt, Weinhardt, McDonald, Durney, Schuchart. 94 Tomahawk The Tomahawk staff set out in September to put out the best yearbook in OUs history. Working from the angle that more pictures and less copy means a better Tomahawk, Photographer Leigh Watson shouldered the shutter snapping burden while Editor Sally Step and Associate Editor Tom Townsend grew gray trying to arrange appointments, more appointments, and still additional appointments for those that were broken. By the time March, and the deadlines, rolled around, staff members were easily identified by their green looks, their cig- arette hacks and their coffee nerves. But just for the record the staff included: Editor: Sally Step; advisory editor: Lois Brady; associate editors: Tom Townsend, Doris Hanson, Dick Keim; photo edi- tor: Leigh Watson; photo staff: Jeannine Stewart, Joe Schiebl- hofer, Ken Bowyer, Dick Maher; sports editor: George Randol; sports staff: Harold Oberman, Ben Tobias, Walt Nabity, Bill Woodward; humor editor: Dick Clark; senior section: Sherry Selders, Jean Durney, Joan Bugbee, Harry Langdon; honors section: Nancy Lindborg, Nancy Jones; Greek section: Jean McDonald. Peg Smith, Pat Flood, Ann Weinhardt. Glenna Perkins; activities section: Tom Moore, June Williams. Joan Swafford, Vern Sweigard; business manager, Milo Treska; ad- vertising solicitor, Norman Paasch, Jack Schuchart. If M Top picture: Brady, Treska, Schuchart, Paasch, Step; second pic- ture: Clark, Townsend, Lindborg, Jones; third picture: Langdon Dur- ney, Sweigard, Selders, Flood; fourth picture: Nabity, Tobias, Hanson, Bugbee. Stewart, Keim, McDonald, Watson Swafford, Woodard, Moore, Williams. Randol, Oberman, Weinhardt, Smith Back row: E. Simpson, Gadway, Ruby, Brown, Garro; fourth row: Murray, A. Simpson, Kol- nick, Klaiman, Guinane; third row: Ortiz, Stastny, Brown, Bowerman, Wilson; second row: Gau- tier, McKissick, Springer, Marx, Adkins; first row: Mr. Nelson, Williams, Satrapa, Boyd, Wolfe, Dr. Henry. Independent Students Association BE ON GUARD : Against the growth of cliques and clans among your members. Against the development of an " anti-greek " attitude among your members. Against high dues and political parties within your organization. Against prejudice because of race, color or religion. These are, and always have been, the aims of the Independent Students Association. But besides this, the ISA exemplifies leadership, progressiveness and social life. ISA members took honors throughout the year. Seven out of 11 Student Council posts were taken in the fall election. An eighth seat was filled in the spring election. Independents also took several class officer positions. Homecoming laurels went to Eileen Wolfe, past president, who was named Princess in the all- school election. An Independent moved up from vice chairman of Vocations Day in ' 49 to Chairman this year. Other members served on publicity and seminar committees. Three key positions in Feathers, girls ' pep organization, were held by ISA members. And Independents pitched in during the Campus Chest campaign, with one of their affiliates leading the drive as chairman. The Independents were also represented in the Tom Tom Revue and " The Male Animal. " Separate club activities for the past year include a series of teas and parties. The ISA Christmas party was based on its " Operation Santa Claus, " in which the organization donated five baskets of food to needy families. In October, the ISA sent two representatives to the University of Nebraska for the annual regional convention. At this time, the Omaha chapter became a member of the Western Conference. Officers for the first semester included Jean Satrapa, president; Cliff Boyd, vice president; June Williams, secretary, and Eileen Wolfe, treasurer. Sponsors for the year were Dr. W. C. Henry and Don 0. Nelson. 96 Association for the Study of Qroup Dynamics A survey of Omaha recreational facilities was the 1949-50 project of the Association for the Study of Group Dynamics. The report covers free and commercialized recreation for Omaha teenagers. During its first complete year on the university campus, A.S.G.D. continued its program of hearing speakers on various phases of social and recreational work. For entertainment, the organization sponsored two parties. A mid-summer picnic was held at Hummel Park. Just before Christmas, the group had a swimming and dancing get-together at the Y.M.C.A. Purposes of the organization are: To improve its members in the skill and knowledge of working with people. To provide discussion of mutual problems arising from organization for group action. To study the processes of group dynamics. To give exploratory participation in group work. To encourage the development of civic competence and social awareness. Officers George Miller, president Tom Townsend, vice president Jan Nordell, secretary-treasurer Faculty Advisors Mrs. Catherine Thomas Dr. L. 0. Taylor Mr. Virgil Yelkin Back row: Nelson, Wilcox, McMillan, Ross, Coyan, Jones; second row: Metheny. Seklers Jones, Cooper, Groves; first row: Townsend, Nordell, Mrs. Thomas, Dr. Taylor, Morrow, Miller. 97 Home Economics Increased activity and interest in home economics at Omaha University has come simultaneously with the inauguration of a new four-year course and new department facilities. The Home Economcs Club too is widening its scope and is endeavoring to present an active and current program to its members. The year ' s activities were opened with a membership picinc in Elmwood Park. A milestone was achieved when three delegates were sent to Province IX Workshop in Oklahoma. An even greater achievement was the designation of Omaha U. as the meeting site of the workshop next fall. This will bring girls from four midwestern states to the campus. Serving banquets in the cafeteria and a Christmas cookie sale were the mainstays of the Home Ec treasury through the year. A demonstration on cake decoration and publication of the State College Clubs Newsletter in February was typical of the type of program that the members enjoyed. The annual open-house and tea for high school seniors who are prospective home economics students, a mother-daughter Easter tea and installation of new officers occupied the club ' s activities for spring. Officers for the 1949-50 season were Ed a Ree Hass, president; Patricia Doyle, vice pres- ident; Jeanette Brown, secretary; Priscilla Park, treasurer. Serving as sponsors were Mrs. Ira Jones, Miss Margaret Killian, and Mrs. Ernestine Bottlemy. The varied and active program is de- signed to interest all members and will con- tinue to grow with the University for an en- thusiastic group cannot keep its enthusiasm from spreading. Polishing up on banquet service, left to right: Maher, Bowler, Brookins, Smart, Bobbins, Thomas, Clark, Lundt, Disney. Planning the February Newsletter, left to right: Pheney, Killian, Doyle, Hass, Wynne, Frost, Brown, Gilliam, Heinz. The Christmas cookie sale was a big success, left to right: Park, Loukas, P. Strasser, Shelton, Stratton, C. Strasser. 98 Christian Fellowship Omaha University Christian Fellowship is an inter-denominational organization which has provided students an opportunity for Christian growth through weekly Bible studies, prayer and fellowship. The students have enjoyed several house parties during the year, in addition to the annual Spring Banquet. Adoption of a family at Christmas was a source of much joy to the group. As a branch of Inter-Varsity, an international organization, 0. U. Fellowship is only one of many campus witnesses for Christ. 99 University Players Officers First Semester Second Semester President Vern Sweigard Vern Sweigard Vice President Hal Marer Kathryn Loukas Treasurer Clare Carlson Bob Hanson Secretary lean Durney Peggy Smith Historian Leonore Marx Leonore Marx With the largest membership in their history, University Players began the year with a tea for new members in the faculty club room. Kendrick Wilson, Community Playhouse director, was guest speaker at one of the first semester meetings of the organization. Frank Rice conducted a stagecraft class in conjunction with the players. Members of this class constructed the set for • ' The Male Animal. " The main purpose of the University Players is to choose and put on OU ' s spring and fall plays. This year ' s selections were " The Male Animal " and " The Corn Is Green. " Many of the members had major speaking parts in the productions, others contributed by working on sets, costumes, make up, publicity and other committees. A Christmas Party in the Pow Wow Inn, and cast parties at Dixons and Gorats helped to round out the organizations social season. Mrs. Frances Key, faculty sponsor for the group, directed the plays, and sponsored all the activities of the Players. Back row. Daley, Jones, Ross, Marshall, Meyer, Wellman, Loomis, Hanson. K. Walters, Dun- levy Langdon, Smith, Loukas, Nelson, Linn, Oberman, Edgar, Walters, Mrs. Key; middle row: Pederson, Edstrand, J. Walters, Smith, Pheney, Snyder, Sibert, Chittenden. McLellan, Spehc, Leonard, Russum. Bressler, Baker, Larkin; first row: Correll, Schock, Ovington, Haugness. Klaiman, Banse, Carlson, Marer, Sweigard, Durney, Marx, Diehl, Lange, Carleman. Heimsch. 100 Back row: Selby, Tyson, Scheuermann; frnot row: Brady, Wolfe, Step. Intercollegiate Debate Leaving a trail of arguments from Minnesota to Kansas, the Varsity Debate squad covered the area by representing Omaha University in six intercollegiate contests. They always managed to win the majority of their verbal battles and brought home enviable ratings. The biggest tournaments were at the Northwest Debate Meet held by St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where the teams won 14 debates and lost 10 but still managed to place with high rankings in the Women ' s Quarter-finals. At the Pi Kappa Delta Regional Tournament in Newton, Kansas, in the spring, the school was represented in all branches: debate, discussion and extemporaneous speaking. Nebraska University awarded three superior awards to the Indian teams, and the first tournament of the year at Doane College proved successful when debaters won five superior ratings. Rivals in state colleges were met at the Midland Invitational Tournament and at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensic Association meet at Hastings College. 101 Back row: Swahn, Carre, Nelson; second row: Myers, Garro, Layher, Nellum, Zelenka; first row: Townsend, Welniak. Women s Athletic Association Early in the fall the Women ' s Athletic Association, a branch of the National and Nebraska State Athletic Federation of College Women, launched its activities with a Sports Day to help new members get acquainted with each other and also with the sports offered. For the first semester women ' s intramural sports included volleyball, field hockey, soccer, badminton, tennis and bowling. The second semester activities included bowl- ing, basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball and badminton. Officers for the past year were Virginia Layher, president; Joan Nelson, vice president; Shirley Welniak, secretary; Jo Olson, treasurer, and Helen Tiahart, intra- mural chairman. Sponsors were Miss Enid Wolcott, first semester, and Mrs. Betty Staskewitz, second semester. 102 Back row: Hlavac, DiMartino, Beal, Brown, Van Steenburg, Adams, Woodhead, Jackson, Ander- son, Shober Spellman, Hazen, Johnson, Waszgis, Eklund, Duffy; third row: Abboud, Arenas, Flecky, Polenske, Fisher, Duncan, Schmidt, Stedman, Anthes, Lippold, Oberg, Annin; second row: Pflaster- er, Honig, Johnson, Schultz, Karnett, Lane, Lacy, Holtz, Heins, Carlson, Carrillo; first row: Shires, Anderson, Marshall, Bridenbaugh, Redden, Cannia, Hooten, Murray, Breyfogle, Spagnola, Mr. Wilson. " O " Club OU ' s answer to that famous song, " Give me some men who are stout hearted men, " are 80 stalwart fellows claiming membership in the 0 Club. Headed by President Rene Hlavac, Vice President Ray Schmidt and Secretary- Treasurer Lorelle Alford, the club increased its membership as athletics on the campus took strides forward. One of their biggest jobs was selling programs at the basketball games and many of them helped run the Omaha High School Regional Basketball Tournament held for the first time in Omaha U ' s new Fieldhouse. Sponsors for 1949-50 were R. Wayne Wilson and Don Pflasterer. 103 Highlight of the 1949 Ma-ie Day celehration was the Fieldhouse cornerstone laying ceremonies. Regent William Campen is pictured doing the honors. Marilee Steinman reigned queen over the Ma-ie Day festivities. She is shown receiving the crown from President Bail while Student Council Presi- dent Danny Koukal awaits his turn with flowers. Despite ominous Friday 13th foreboding, Ma-ie Day brought OU students a typical midwestern sunshiny spring day. . Day-long activities got underway at Elmwood Park when 500 students attended an all-school breakfast fol- lowed by games which pitted the Greeks against the Independents. The rest of the day was spent in traditional Ma-ie Day fashion as onlooking Omahans eyed the colorful Ma-ie Day parade. Something new was added to the customary floats as university students piloted an airplane cover. The highlight of the afternoon of skits was the crowning of Marilee Steinman as Princess Attira XV. Ac- tivities came to the trail ' s end at Peony Park as 2000 students danced to the music of Barkley Allen ' s orchestra, and heard the winners of the skits and floats announced. . Alpha Phi Omega ' s humorous " Convocation " was awarded first place in the skit division. Sigma Chi Umi- cron and Phi Delta Psi placed second and third, respectively. Kappa Psi Delta received honorable mention. Chi Omega was revealed as the winner of the float contest while Sigma Chi Omicron took another second and Phi big- ma Phi received third place. Alpha Phi Omega was awarded honorable mention. An alert photographer was present when the three gentlemen pictured attempted to hang one another with their neckties. Jim McPherson, Jim Ross and John Marshall had a slight altercation over who was to head the Ma-ie Day program in the auditorium that afternoon. The photographer wasn ' t so alert in taking this pic- ture though. A rumor that President Truman would head the parade produced this picture when the lens- man thought the convertible-riding man with the hat was that exalted person. Unfortunately, he wasn ' t facing the camera. 107 The ' 49 Tom Tom Revue Take 65 talented students, mix well for two ho from the " Club Brookfield " and what do you have? Those were the principal ingredients used for but raised the roof on the auditorium. Under the direction of Johnny Marshall, Jim though well-balanced program of music, mirth, ga This year ' s Revue leaned heavily toward a va shall, who doubled at the " Club Brookfield specia Included in the cast were five vocalists — two were the Irvinaires, whipped up especially for the be without its chorus girls? So 24 coeds were adde the " Similau " and " Sidewalks of New York " num urs, add two zany emcees and their stooge, an ape The 1949 Tom Tom Revue. two consecutive nights, Nov. 17 and 18, which all Ross and Business Manager Chuck Boiler, a wide gs, gals and merriment was presented, udeville style of presenting talent. Ross and Mar- 1, " handled act to act transitions, male and three female. Also along the musical line Revue by pianist Irv Jones. And what would a show d to the cast for good measure. They participated in bers. Jim Borland directed them. Well-dressed Bev Copeland pantomines the " Money Man, " while Doug White ponders a remark from the peanut gallery. Hal Marer shows his Pepsodent smile to the audience while Vern Stearns debates: Resolved, that the moon is better looking than June. 108 Fred Astairish Jim Borland enter- tains with a difficult tap number. The Irvinaires lull the audience with ' What is this Thing Called Love. " The humor, something no Tom Tom Revue can do without, was divided between Hal Marer, Doug White. Vern Stearns, Berkley Forsythe and Beverly Copeland. And topping the humor, the emcees, as Bumbley and Crumbley, two dilapidated English hunters, put the " v " in variety and kept the audience laughing. OU borrowed a page from the Oklahoma City zoo when an ape (top right) wandered aimlessly through the aisles. A desert island touch with boingg was added by nine sarong-clad coeds, (top middle). Getting into the act were the Tom Tom Revue ' s originators, Joe Baker and Harold Poff (bottom middle) . Last year ' s Revue emcee. Jack Feierman, (inset) mirrors the audience ' s reaction to the show. Doffing their hats, the emcees (below) pay tribute to the king. The ape has one eye on the Stooge (Chuck Boiler) who is restrained by Jim Ross. Later the two had words which culminated in the Stooge getting the Buster Keaton special. 1950 Beauty Contest " Spotlight on beauty! " That was the signal Feb. 24 that started 19 OU coeds on their stroll across the Omaha University stage toward the coveted 1950 Tomahawk Beauty Queen title. This year entrants shunned their bobby sox and wore instead long, flowing, formal dresses. Each girl stood framed within the French doorway. Then, with the spotlight following across a darkened stage, she walked to the judges table, turned and moved off the stage. Winner of the 1950 Tomahawk Beauty Queen title was blonde, blue eyed Barbara Haughness. Barbara Ehlers was chosen second and Gloria Haar- mann took third place. Other finalists were Barbara DeBoer, Shirley Hawkins, and Marilyn Sibert. Tomahawk Beauty Queen Barbara Haugness receives her bouquet from Mayor Glenn Cunningham. Judges for this year ' s contest were the Honorable Glenn Cunningham, Mayor of Omaha and a former OU student, Mrs. Betty Silver and Kendrick Wilson. Mayor Cunningham presented the winner ' s bouquet, while Joan Swafford, who directed the contest for the Tomahawk, presented second and third place prizes. Tuck Moore was the master of ceremo- nies and Irvin Jones provid- ed background music on the piano throughout the judg- ing. The three winners, second place Barbara Ehlers, first place Barbara Haugness and third place, Gloria Haarmann, pose after the hour-long contest. 110 Barbara Haugness . . " Miss Bright Eyes " . . 5 ' 6 " . . 128 lbs. . . speech major . . Chi 0 . . " The Male Animal " . . Alpha Psi Omega . . blonde sophomore . . University Players . . two loves: Tom and dogs. Barbara Ehlers . . frosh . . " Sultry Sal " . . 5 ' 5 " . . 118 lbs. . . Sig Chi . . blonde . . green eyes . . " Dixie Land Jazz " . . tickles the ivories . . home ec major . . favorite menu: Italian spaghetti, spaghetti, and for dessert, spaghetti. Gloria Haarmann . . tall, dark and sophisticated lady . . Sig Chi . . University Players . . bus. ad. major . . freshman . . 5 ' 8 " . . 115 lbs. . . names cream puffs, swimming and bridge as favorites . smart dresser. Out of Four Candidates One was chosen Princess of the The royal box where Homecoming Queen Eileen Wolfe entertains candi- dates Phyllis Rydberg, Pat Hasch and Lois Brady. ' 49 Homecoming The alumni really came home at mid-century. For the first time since the university ' s found- ing in 1908, all the Homecoming festivities were held on campus. On the day ' s schedule was a tour of decorated rooms, a Homecoming football game between OU and Colorado School of Mines, an open- house and the traditional Homecoming Dance. An innovation at this year ' s Homecoming was President Bail ' s luncheon in the Faculty clubroom honoring all past senior class presidents. Highlight of the halftime game ceremonies was the crowning of red-headed Eileen Wolfe as the 1949 Homecoming Princess. Her coronation was held during the Dance at Peony Park. After the coronation, braves and maids in attendance con- tinued dancing to the music of Glen Gray and his Casa Loma orchestra. Winner of the room decorating contest was Sig- ma Chi Omicron ' s " Indians Dwarf the Orediggers. ' Newly founded Sigma Lambda Beta took second place and Alpha Sigma Lambda ' s " Circus " took third. The big moment arrives for Queen Eileen as she receives the crown during intermission of the Homecoming Dance. (B ottom of page) Competition among the university organiza- tions produced these Homecoming rooms. Third place award went to the Alpha Sig ' s " Circus " while Sigma Lambda Beta ' s " talking Indian " got second honors. Sigma Chi ' s " Dwarf " room garnered the top award. (Top right) Homecoming Queen Eileen Wolfe is pre- sented to the Homecoming football game crowd while Lois Brady and Student Council Prexy Lloyd Metheny look on. (Middle right) Music for the Friday night dance was by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra. (Bottom right) Homage is paid the Queen by her at- tendants as she enters the ceremonial hall where her identity was revealed. Sophomore Cotillion The class of ' 52 presents: THE FIRST ANNUAL SOPHOMORE COTILLION This was the headline that announced OU ' s first class sponsored dance. A near capacity crowd danced to the music of Eddy Haddad in the Peony Park Ballroom. Sophomore class officers and Student Council representatives had charge of every- thing from hanging the decorations to presenting the Christmas tree to a children s home. Highlight of the evenings entertainment was a waltz by eight couples, under the direction of sophomore class secretary Gloria Johnson. Decorations were in the Christmas mood, with Christmas trees, tinsel, bells and evergreen sprigs. Silver stars covered with angel hair hung from the ceiling, creating an " out-of-door " effect. The Cotillion took the place of the previous Christmas Dance, held in the past. Student Council members voted last year to put the dance in the hands of the sopho- mores to promote a feeling of class unity. Junior Prom " So now a slipper has been left by which the queen shall be revealed to all. " With these words Jerry Leffler revealed Jean Duncan Queen over the first annual Junior Prom, April 14 at Peony Park. " Her Highness " was presented during inter- mission ceremonies which carried out a Cinderella theme. Emcee Jerry Leffler, Junior Class president, gave her a silver compact after Page Jim Borland handed him the royal declaration The other five candidates were Norma Elfine, Gayle Eustice, Jacquie Geilus, Pat Perry and Joan Swafford. Juniors selected the six candidates from a list of 14 nominated by class officers and councilmen. Eddy Haddad ' s orchestra played from 9 to midnight for the semi-formal dance. Faculty guests at the prom were President and Mrs. Milo Bail and Dean and Mrs. Ormsby Harry. Sponsors for the dance were Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Henry, Dr. and Mrs. L. 0. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Tyson and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lrossman. At first glance, you ' d think it was a stretcher carried by Johnny Marshall and Hal Marer for the horizontal fella in the foreground. A second glance will tell you it ' s Doug White being assisted to his corner by his seconds. Meanwhile, Vanita Brown offers solace to Jack Dunlevy. " The Male Animal " Friday the 13th held few terrors for the cast of " The Male Animal. " The quick moving Thurber- Nugent comedy was disposed of both nights by a well chosen cast that more than pleased the over- flow audiences. Under the direction of Mrs. Frances McChesney Key, it was the first University Players production of the year. The Cast: Professor Turner .... Doug White Ellen Turner . . . Barbara Haughness Joe Ferguson . . . Johnny Marshall Patricia Stanley . . . Vanita Brown Michael Barnes .... Jack Dunlevy Wally Myer Hal Marer Blanche Damon .... Eileen Wolfe Dean Damon Jim Ross Myrtle Keller . . Marguerite Mulready Ed Keller Andy Bro Cleota Leonore Marx Nutzy Miller .... Jim DiMartino Reporter Ken Walters Whether Morgan Evans (Vern Stearns) likes it or not. the script calls for him to be given a sound swat on the backside by Miss Moffat (Janice Leland). His smiling comrades (background to front) are Bob Hanson, Gary Anderson and Bob Anderson. ' The Corn is Green " Emlyn Williams Broadway hit, " The Corn is Green " came to Omaha U as the University Players spring production. A smattering of Welsh dialect, and the usual superior acting ability were the pre- requisites for cast members. Under the direction of Mrs. Frances McChesney Key, the players brought Williams ' characterizations to life, delighting packed auditorium audiences for two nights run- ning, April 21 and 22. The Miss Moffat Janice Leland Morgan Evans Vera Stearns Miss Ronberry Maulfrey Stewart John Goronwy Jones .... Russell Callahan Sarah Pugh Jean Steinman A Groom Richard L. Maher The Squire Tom Slack Mrs. Watty Leonore Marx Bessie Watty Barbara DeBoer Robert Robbatch Bob Hanson Glyn Thomas James DiMartino Gwenyth Dil .... Cast John Owen Robert Anderson Will Hughes ....... LaVerne Sweigard Old Tom Robert Hibbeler Amelia Romano Bernice Sommer Julia Knox Mary Ann Linn Betty Conibear Glennys Chittenden Gwilyn Williams Jack Dunlevy Rosalind Carter Shirley Baker Harda Narmann Jacqueline Zerbe Joseph Mclnerney Harry Langdon Marcel Dil William Kellogg Kathryn Loukas Leads in " The Corn is Green, " clockwise, are Barbara DeBoer, Russ Calahan, Janice Leland, torn Mack, Leonore Marx, Vern Stearns and Maulfrey Stewart. G R E E K S - I Alley Armbrust Baxter Brown Bernhard Christensen Clark Copeland Correll Denison Denman Edson Edstrand Egolf Elfline Gouldsmith Gunderson Haugness Heinecamp Jagar James G. Johnson J. Johnson Lambert 1 ' • ' JL HBk k m ST • J . 1 . « LJ Clifton Townsend Pollard Swafford Green Myers Chi Omega Zeta Delta Chapter Zeta Delta chapter of Chi Omega ended its first year on the campus by capturing top honors for the 1949 Ma-ie Day float. Marilee Steinman was chosen Ma-ie Day Princess. Rushing for the year 1949-1950 began September 8 with a party in the El Chico Room of the Am- erican Legion Club. Thirty-three rushees were pledged September 26 at the Preference Banquet at the Blackstone Hotel. The Fall Eleusinian was celebrated October 7 at a picnic with the alumni. On October 26, after the initiation of Chloe Correll, an informal supper was given at the Blackstone Hotel. The annual dinner dance was held November 25 at the Paxton Hotel. A tea for the faculty, administration, alumni and presidents of other Greek organizations was given in January. Initiation at the fall pledge class took place Feb- ruary 17 and 18 at the Paxton Hotel. After the f 1 r J Benson Zerbe Nickerson Pheney Wilson Hanson group ' s first active meeting, the sorority mothers took their daughters to dinner. Chi O ' s annual spring dance, the " Shamrock Shuffle, " was held March 3 at Peony Park. The formal Spring Eleusinian was held April 7. The University of Nebraska chapter and alumni members were honored gusets at the banquet. Chi Omega is represented in the Student Council by Joanne Larkin. Joan Nickerson was elected sec- retary-treasurer of the senior class, and Gloria Johnson, secretary-treasurer of the sophomore class. Barbara Haugness played the lead in " The Male Animal, " and Bonnie Bernhard was chosen Typical Freshman Girl. Project chairmen included: Personnel, Joan Nickerson; Activities, Jackie Zerbe; Vocations, Doris Hanson; Social and Civic Service, Gloria Pheney; and Rushing, Beverly Benson. Maridell Myers is Herald. Members of the Chi 0 Advisory Board are Miss Margaret Killian, Miss Mildred Hollingsworth, Mrs. John Gustafson and Mrs. Carroll Eisenhart. Zeta Delta ' s Advisory Board: Miss Margaret Killian, Mrs. Kay Gustafson, Miss Mildred Hollingsworth, and Mrs. Georgia Eisenhart. Larkin Lauderback McCaslin Mellam Middleton Morphy Morse Nelsen Ovington Pedersen Perry D. Pheney Rydberg Schock Barbara Smith Betty Smith J. Smith P. Smith Stewart Walters J. White M. White Williams Woods Perkins I Lundt j Batie Hawkins Kardell Qamma Sigma Omicron These are two pages in the history of a growing organization. Looking over the historical details, it is found that Gamma was founded in 1924 as Sigma Omicron, a club within the Home Economics De- partment. Thumbing through the Inter-Sorority Council Record, it is seen that the group was ac- cepted under the council in October of 1925 as Gamma Sigma Omicron sorority. Further research reveals that Gamma was formed first as a club and later chartered as a sorority with the idea of inject- ing a more democratic influence in the social life of the college. Each year Gamma has grown in both activities and objectives. This year ' s activ- ities were under the leadership of Glenna Perkins, president; Emmy Lou Lundt, vice president; Margie Batie, secretary; Joan Miller and Mary Ann Kardell, treasurers; Janis Colvin and Shirley Hawkins, pages. The alumni representative was Natalie Schroen, a graduate of 1949. Joan Bugbee represented the activities at alumni meet- ings. Sponsors for the group were Mrs. Nellie Jones and Mrs. Ernestine Bottlemy. Durnell Frederiksen Hartung Hightower House Hough Jackson 124 Menck Michelson Oleson A schoolroom atmosphere hovered over the Birchwood Club September 10 when the Gammas opened their fall rushing. They chalked up the " School Daze " party as another chapter in the history of the twenty-five-year old sorority. Two weeks of rushing followed and the rushees got a taste of college life. Then came Preference Day and a pledging ceremony in the Commander Room at the Legion Club September 26. From there on, Gammas got into the swing of college and took active parts in Feathers, Home Economics Club, and W. A. A. The Bowling League, Debate, Gate- way and Tomahawk staff, Torn-Tom Revue and Cheerleaders also had Gammas among their mem- bers. For the fifth consecutive year, a Gamma presided over the Intersorority Council. This year ' s council president was Emmy Lou Lundt. Lois Brady served as City Editor of the Gateway for the first semester and shifted to the Editor ' s position for the second semester, while Glenna Perkins served as News Editor. During Christmas vacation they held their an- nual Mother-Daughter tea carolled at several hos- pitals, and took part in a local house-to-house Red Cross Drive in March. In November, Joan Bugbee was chosen " Sweater Girl of ' 49 " at a Phi Sig-Gamma dance held at the Chieftain Hotel in Council Bluffs. And in April, the Gammas did a turn-about play and elected " The Most Eligible Bachelor of ' 50. All the activities, the Homecoming Room, Ma-ie Day skit and float, and Pledge Skip night brought a better understanding of the privileges of friend- ship. There was shared pride in the symbol of the green and white harp, the triangular pearl, and ruby pin and the traditional " Oh, Gamma Sigma Omicron, We Sing of Thee. " Together the Gammas worked for the ideals of the friendship circle, the requisites for the opportunity of a happy life when college days are over. Rudeen Serafini Stine Strattan Thomas Wiles Wiseman Woodruff limmerman Sponsors: Bottlemy, Jones 125 Hass Miles Stewart Cooper Dickey Disney Elfline Gearhart Giangreco Greenblatt Hamlin Hayes Hayes Johansen Jones Kappa Psi Delta Kappa Psi Delta is one of the oldest greek let- ter organizations on campus, but the youthful ideas of its members are exemplified by their social events and participation in various school activities. The year started with the Kappa Kandyland rush party followed by the Preference Banquet at which twenty-five girls received their pledge pins. Then came a few of the traditional events: the barn dance; the Christmas party at Marilyn and Donna Hayes ' home; the Mother-Daughter tea and the Alumnae party. There was also the annual Cupid ' s Beau Dance, which was given for all Greeks at the Fontenelle Hotel. Then came the most important event, the activation ceremonies. The Kappas were active members and officers in many other student activities, such as the Gateway, Home Economics Club, Feathers and University Players. The girls gave some thought to studies, too. They hold the scholarship cup awarded last year at the second annual Greek Banquet for main- taining the highest average of all sororities. Kantas Kutilek Lane 126 Everett Heise Roesky Lange Leonard Linn Neu Nordell Pane Prai Ramer Robbing Even though social events, scholarship and extra-curricular activities occupied the time of every girl, the sorority also gave a helping hand to children. They sent books and supplies over- seas and contributed their Kandy Kastle to the Children ' s Memorial Hospital. The officers were Eda Ree Hass, president; Carol Miles, vice president; Maulfrey Stewart, secretary: Joyce Roesky, treasurer; Marilyn Everett, sergeant-at-arms; Marion Heiser, his- torian and Nancy Spring, social chairman. The faculty advisors were Miss Alice C. Smith, Mrs. Catherine Thomas and Mrs. Mildred Gear- hart. Sandy Scherer Selberg Spring Strasser Strasser v . , „ , Swanson Kappas not pictured: Marguerite Mulready. Margaret _ Bromberg and Carol Koutsky. Ward Williams 127 . ' ■ i Shirley Ayres Patsy Cahow Barbara Comstock Joan Eddy Regina Harvey Janis Johnson Betty Laughlin Marjorie Barnes Glennys Chittenden Celia Cowger Patricia Flood Patricia Hasch Kathleen Johnson Carol Layer Barbara Betten Joyce Cole Marilyn Cowger Barbara Gotsch Dorothy Hines Syntha Judd Charlotte Longville Alpha Xi Delta Gamma Delta Chapter Phi Delta Psi affiliated with Alpha Xi Delta fraternity on February 12, 1950. It became the seventy-sixth chapter and is known as Gamma Delta Chapter. The Phi Delts greeted fall rushees in the Assembly Room of the Fontenelle Hotel on September 4. Delicate baby or- childs flown in from Hawaii were given as favors. The South Sea Island theme was used for the main rush party. The rushees received Hawaiian leis and were served huki-lao. consisting of baked ham, breads, pineapple rings and fruit. Twenty-one women were pledged at the Preference Banquet held in the Black Mirror Room on September 21. After late rushing, six more received the Phi Delt pledge pin at a pot- luck supper. A " Mystery Party " was held in November in conjunction with Phi Sigma Phi fraternity. The organizations and their dates boarded buses at OU and left for a destination known only to the planning committee. Dancing at the Episcopal Church recreation hall in Blair climaxed the ride. The Christmas holidays provided a full schedule for the Phi Delts. Included were an alumnus party at Miller Park Pavillion where a basket was filled for a needy family, a caroling party and a Christmas tea. January 30 marked the date of the annual all-Greek " Devil Dance " at Peony Park. Dave Elmore was elected King Satan from the fraternity contestants. A singing skit was presented I fMMH HI I, Shirley Alberti Joan Nelson Jean Bressler Shirley Welniak Sue Amick Jean Reid and gifts were given to the meanest and sweetest pledges and actives. Members of the group are active and hold offices in many on and off-campus organizations. These include University Players, WAA, Feathers, Home Ec Club, Alpha Lambda Delta, Corinthians, Student Council, Intersorority Council, Student Publications, the Tom Tom Review, and the Band. The Phi Delts ended last year by winning third place in the Ma-ie Day skit contest. Sorority officers for the year were Shirley Alberti, presi- dent; Jean Bressler, vice president; Sue Amick, secretary; Joan Nelson, treasurer; Shirley Welniak, sergeant-at-arms ; and Jean Reid, historian. Lending a helping hand were sponsors Leta Holley and Ellen Lord. Heading the pledge group first semester were: Charlotte Longville, president; Joan Eddy, vice president; Janis John- son, secretary; and Syntha Judd, treasurer. In the spring, the Alpha Xi Delta pledges were glad to trade pledge pins for the quill-shaped active pins. ..... Lorraine Love Janet Micheels Carol Mosley Barbara Nestander Sally Russum Helen Tiahrt Barbara Mapnuson lyvonne Mick Patricia Murphy Jo Ann Olsen Gwen Srb Sally Urban Nina McEwen Margaret Morris Suzanne Nelson Rogene Pearson Kathy Sundblad Julie Zelenka Leta Holley, Ellen Lord, Sponsors Eusti Bennett Bussell Burgess Bothum Banse Ehlers Carleman Fahnestock Gilliam Eckert Gilliland Elliott Frost Heinisch Hagerman Sigma Chi Omicron Sigma Chi Omicron, now in its thirty- sixth year of existence, looks with pride on the year of events nearing completion and the part each of its members took in making it successful. Last spring many hours of work and fun which went into our skit and float for Ma-ie Day were rewarded with sec- ond place honors. Then came Homecoming. Originality, plus hustling but happy workers, proved again the formula for success. Our ' Seven Dwarf ' s ' theme won first place in the decorations contest. We Sig Chis are also a fun-loving sorority so to begin our social events for the year our alum- nae treated us to a square dance and barbecue party. In November an in- formal dance with the Alpha Sigs proved Sponsors: Gertrude Kincaide, Mrs. Robert Harper Schiro Snyder Hays Hanson Kintner Geili to be freat fun. December 23 was the date of our annual all-Greek formal dance. Our meanest and sweetest pledges and actives were made known at this holiday affair. We wound up the year with our annual spring dinner dance. The annual Tomahawk Beauty contest in February proved that the Sig Chis have beauty too. Barbara Ehlers re- ceived second place and Gloria Haarman third. So with a wonderful year behind us, Sig Chis look forward to future years as leaders on the campus under the fine guidance of our sponsors Miss Gertrude Kincaide and Mrs. Robert Harper. President Gayle Eustice Selders Spelic McDonald McKay Jack Browning Wally Baker Vern Shires John Adams Tom Moore Gene Brown Bruce Roberts Tom Meyer Jim Knudsen Ronny Parks Dick Polenske Howard Coonan Maurice Morea Dick Johnson Tom Jauss Al Zach Bill Glickfield Walter Munson Bob Moon John Jones Don Thompson Frank Parks Sercetary Alpha Sigma Lambda At the beginning of the school year, the Alpha Sigs held their annual rush party at Miller Park Pavillion. Pledges for the first semester numbered thirty-three. The second event of the year was a Mothers ' Day tea, at which Dr. Nell Ward formally accepted the honorary posi- tion of Alpha Sig Fraternity Mother. Thanksgiving morning Alpha Sigs defeated the Thetas in the annual Alpha Sig-Theta T-Bowl football game. In December a thirtieth anniversary dance was held at Hotel Chieftain in Council Bluffs for Alpha Sigs and their dates. Many Alpha Sigs held class offices and representing the fraternity on the Student Council were Dick Johnson and Jim Townsend. In addition Alpha Sigs were active in all phases of school activities and organizations. The main social events for the second semester included the pledging of six new members, a steak fry for Alpha Sigs and their dates, and a stag party. In May, the Alpha Sigs held their annual Sweetheart dance at the Field Club. The 1949 Alpha Sig Sweetheart was chosen at the dance. Wendall Clark Dick Deuser Wayne Policz Jim Townsend Jerry Leffler Vice President ft Jim Borland Treasurer if HISTORY Alpha Sigma Lambda, which was founded in 1919, con- tinued as the largest fraternity on the University of Omaha campus the past year. The officers were Erwin Schultz, presi- dent; Jerry Leffler, vice president; Frank Parks, secretary first semester; Jim Knudsen, secretary second semester; Jim Borland, treasurer; Tom Meyer, corresponding secretary and historian; John Adams, pledge master. The representatives to the interfraternity council were Jerry Leffler who was president of the group the second semester, and John Jones, who was vice president. Dr. Taylor Sponsor Alpha Sig Sponsors were Dr. L. 0. Taylor and Mr. J. W. Kurtz. Alpha Sigma Lambda was es- pecially proud this year because it marks the thirtieth year of existence of the university of Omaha campus. The thirtieth anniversary was celebrated in many ways and was the theme at most of the social events. Mother Ward Mr. Kurtz Sponsor i dm i Jack Dawson Glen Margritz Lloyd Jacobsen Gene O ' Donnell Bill Kiffin Jim Griffin Jim Wilcox Bert McMillen Pat Walker Don Campbell Dick Graham Dick Carson Dave Raymond Ken Kremers Warren McFarlan Bill Reid Dick Jenkins Joe Mecseji Dick King Howard Olson Bill Raupee Dick Johnson Harlan Knutsen Lenard Best Chuck Radda Harry Langdon Recording Secretary Theta Chi Delta Zeta Chapter Phi Sigma Phi Fraternity was installed as Delta Zeta Chapter of Theta Chi National Fraternity on May 6. Mr. Stuart Kelley, president of Theta Chi, and a committee of national officers presided at the installation. Phi Sigma Phi, the first fraternity on the campus, celebrated its fortieth anniversary this year. A busy social schedule was followed, members played an important role in all school activities, and the fraternity prospered in both scholarship and sports. For the fourth consecutive year a Phi Sig was president of the Student Council. Lloyd Metheny headed both the Council and the Arrowhead Leader- Charles Hayes George Bighia Garry Barritt Joe Scheiblhofer James Carpenter Jack Fraenkel Edward Claeson Bill Sykora Eldon Coroch Jack Dunlevy Harry Elsasser Bob Horak Merlyn Fratt Alex Morar Ward Martin Joseph Dymak Dick Bolsinger Tony Breci Mi George Pi - R. Wayne Wilson J. Lee Westrate John Baldwin Sergeant-at-Arms ship Society. Bill Sykora and Ray Hampton also represented their classes on the Council. Harry Elsasser served as president of the Inter- fraternity Council the first semester and as vice- president of the senior class. Phi Sigs had the high- est scholastic average among fraternities for the 1948-49 school year. The first Cereal Bowl football game against Sigma Lambda Beta resulted in a 32-0 victory for Phi Sigs. Joan Bugbee, Gamma, was named first Phi Sig sweater girl at the annual Sweater Dance at Hotl Chieftain. A mystery bus ride with Phi Delts, a barbecue with Sig Chis, and a Christmas caroling party with Chi O ' s completed the first semester social schedule. On April 1 they held their Dream Girl Prom. Gene Hampton Pledgemaster Raymond Hampton Pledge Class President John Cooper Vice President Robert Miller Secretary f :1 Van Atherton Roger Cross Les Andrews Charles AlJred Walt Lukken Bob Sherbondy Conrad Bader Don Scheidt Harry Polacek Lee Cramer Walter Sherman Stanley Hagstrom Bill Borowiak Henry Giles Bob Brown Charlie Drapalik Sebastiano Coporal Bill Goodrich Sigma Lambda Beta Sigma Lambda Beta was founded in the spring of 1949 by Richard W. Brooke, Nicholas G. T. Burke, and William G. Woodard, thus becoming the fifth social fraternity active at the university. The gold and white of Sigma Lambda Beta have been seen with increasing prominence in campus activities this year. Early in September, the Sig Lamb rush party was held at the Birchwood Club. The eighteen pledges selected made up the first pledge class in Sig Lamb history. Homecoming was Sigma Lambda Beta ' s first major activity of the year. " Horace, " the giant Indian, won second place in the room decoration contest. Pledges Art Allen and Sig Nelson were responsible for Horace. A treasure hunt early in November was the first item on the social calendar. Sig Lamb pledges also participated in the all- Heafey Demorest Bukowski Hines S. Nelson Djureen Abieta Boand Stacy La Rue Patton T. Nelson Chapman Allen Burke Bonnaci Henkle 136 Woodard Gates Greek pledge dance at Peony Park in De- cember. Sigma Lambda also sponsored an all-Greek dance in April. The first annual Cereal Bowl Football game was played between the Phi Sigs and Sig Lambs in November. Sigma Lambda was also active in intramural athletics, under the leadership of Tom Heafey. ath- letic chairman. Sig Lamb names were prominent in such campus activities as Alpha Phi Omega, Warriors, and Gateway. Officers for the year were: Bill Woodard, president; Jack Gates, vice president; Allan Mavis, secretary; Walter Kunold, recording secretary; Dick Reida. treasurer; and Jim Martin, historian. Interfraternity Council representatives were Bill Woodard and Lucien LaRue. Pledge officers were Sig Nelsen, presi- dent; Gene Heins, vice president; Frank Skrupa, secretary; Joy Wallum, recording secretary; and Bob Henkel, treasurer. Sponsors for the year were Mr. Laurence A. Frye. Dr. Frank H. Gorman and Mrs. J. D. Tyson. I V ■ " BP L i i j, n 1 . 1 I t ! in flflk ' . {I If • w Kunold Anderson Wallum Getsfred Martin Root Cotton Birch Mayne Mr. Tyson Dr. Gorman Pledge Skip Day Mr. Frye 137 Bob Aarvig Bernie Anderson Bob Anderson Ben Butler Martin Conboy Bill f ear Ken McVea Don Siebler Jim Tagney Jim Daley Stuart Denker Dave Elmore Jim Flicker Don Uibson lioOjanney Jim Mead Ronnie Olson Doug Rogers Tom Slack John Sorenson Verne Sweigard Ben Tobias Howard Vogt Bob Walker Bill Arnold Treasurer Ken Brooke Secretary George Reid Vice President Warren Christie President Phil Wellman Othol White Don Worley Wally Wright Theta Phi Delta Theta Phi Delta has the honor of being the second oldest social fraternity at the university. Founded in 1916, it has been active on the campus since that time, ex- cept for the war years. A few of the dis- tinguished alumni of Theta Phi Delta are the Honorable Glenn Cunningham, Mayor of Omaha, Dr. William H. Thompson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University, and William H. Campen, uni- versity Regent. Theta Phi Delta spiced the social calen- dar this year with its Pre-Spring Formal at the Blackstone Hotel, March 1. At this dance — the first formal affair since before the war — the Sorority Girl of 1950 was elected. Officers of the active chapter were War- ren Christie, president; George Reid, vice president; Kenneth Brooke, secretary; Wil- liam Arnold, treasurer; Jim Tagney, pledge master and intramural director; Verne Sweigard, sergeant-at-arms ; and Wally Wright, historian. Walt Nabity was pledge president and Bob Hansen, Eldon Steele and Jim Swanson were vice president, sec- retary and treasurer, respectively. Jim 138 Tagney and Jim Daley were Theta ' s repre- sentatives on the Inter-Fraternity Council. Theta Phi Delta fielded a team in all in- tramural sports during the year and won the intrafraternity football trophy. For the first time in many years. Theta lost the an- nual T-Bowl game with Alpha Sig on Thanksgiving Day. As always, Theta Phi Delta was active during the year in all-school affairs, par- ticipating in Homecoming and Ma-ie Day festivities. Ben Tobias was vice president of the Student Council; Verne Sweigard held the presidency of the University Play- ers; and Bernie Anderson lettered on the varsity track squad. Theta co-sponsored the bonfire rally for the OU-St. Ambrose foot- ball game. And at Phi Delt ' s Devil Dance at Peony Park, Dave Elmore was elected King Satan. In addition to the formal dance, other social activities during the year were the picnic supper in Elmwood Park, followed by dancing in the Pow Wow Inn in October, the stag party at Howard and Noland Vogt ' s in March, the annual Mother s Day Tea in May, and the year-end picnic at Valley — a traditional affair of Theta Phi Delta. Bob Forrey Brendan Gallagher Bob Goll Larry Ha Eldon Steele Jim Swanson Noland Vogt Don Young i Allen Constance Essex Graskowiak Jones Matza Bamett Christiansen Essex Griffiths Kansier McGill Bourdess Dymacek Frohnen Johnson Lawson Nelson Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, is open to all students formerly allied with the Boy Scouts of America. Alpha Phi Omega is devoted to assembling college men in the fellowship of the Scout Oath and Law, to de- veloping friendship and to promoting service to humanity. The fraternity ' s program embodies four fields of activity: Service to the student body and faculty; Service to the youth and community ; Service to members of the fraternity; Service to the nation as participating citizens. Officers for the year 1949-1950 were: Jackson Smart, president; Dale Buchanan, vice president; Lucien La Bue, secretary; and Bobert B. Boot, treasurer. Bobert Bhodes was alumni secretary and James Innis, historian. During the past year, Alpha Theta Chapter per- formed a valuable service to the community by sponsor- ing the largest single donation of blood in Douglas Coun- ty for the Omaha Bed Cross Blood Bank. Members also assisted the Goodwill Industries in collection of clothes for needy persons, and provided assistant Scoutmasters for various local troops. Tyson Rice Grim Bardolph j Members served the student body and faculty by providing check room service at school func- tions, distributing Student Handbooks and ushering. The other social event of the year is the Annual Founder ' s Day Banquet and installation of offi- cers. Other social events included a Halloween Party at Inspiration Lodge, and a Valentine Dance. Faculty sponsors for the chapter are Mr. Har- ry Rice, Mr. M. P. Bar- dolph and Mr. James D. Tyson. nil I r k j . iff 1 1 «L Oehring Piatt Slenker Stech Summers Watson Pierce Reida Slichter Stratton Tasich Wetherbee Penisten Samuelson Stollard Stride Walker Wilcox Anderson, John Anderson, Leo Bandomer Cronstrom Duerson Girompiny Hector Howe Huffman 142 Wickman Wentworth Schuchart Crossman Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Eta Chapter Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi celebrated its first full year of campus activity with the close of this semester. Although this is Deltasigs first year on campus, they were preceded by local counterpart, Delta Beta Phi, which was organized in 1947. For a comparatively young organization, their achievements are noteworthy. For the third successive year Deltasigs have held the posts of Business Manager and Advertising Manager of Student Publications. This year ' s managers were Milo Treska and Jack Schu- chart. This year ' s major activity was the trip taken by the five delegates to the Seventeenth Grand Chapter Congress of Delta Sigma Pi, held in Baltimore, Maryland, September 7-8-9. The delegation included George Wickman, Darrell Wentworth, Carroll Marshall, Milo Treska, and Jack Schuchart. Following the convention the group toured the east. Delta Sigma Pi finished a busy year with their annual dinner-dance in April and their regional convention, also in April, held in Lincoln, Nebraska. Delta Sigma Pi was founded at New York University on November 7, 1907. The frater- Shires Rogers Jacobsen Johnson Krist Hockett Treska Lucks Madison Marshall Mullen Paasch Paulsen nity was organized to foster the study of busi- ness in universities; to encourage scholarship and the association by resarch and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the com- mercial world and the students of commerce and to further a high standard of commercial ethics and culture; and to further the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Officers of Gamma Eta Chapter for the 1949-50 school year were: George Wickman Headmaster Darrell Wentworth Senior Warden Bernie Shires Junior Warden Jack Rogers Treasurer Milo Treska Scribe Carroll Marshall Historian Jack Schuchart Correspondent The advisers and brothers, for whose whole- hearted interest and co-operation the frater- nity is grateful, are Mr. Paul Crossman and Mrs. William Hockett. Peterson, A. Dale Peterson, Dale L. Quiring Rosenwinkle Sweeny Villnow Watts Wilson Yokom Not Pictured: Harold Buchanan 143 3 " n I 1 ; Rubenstein Rudernian Noodell Scheuermann Coren Osheroff Kaplan Kadis A. Epstein Oberman Katz Meyers • ' V » ' ?) Lefitz W. Epstein Beta Tau Kappa During the third year of its reorganization, Beta Tau Kappa took giant strides toward achieving its goals of fraternalism. Among the social activities during the year was the annual Spring Fever dance. It was supplemented by a barn dance, several house parties, and numerous stags. At one of the house parties the members had to become detectives. Paul Saltzman, in charge of arrangement, handed out the clues which finally led to the home where the party was to be held. The team led by Barney Kadis proved to be the Sam Spades of the organization. B.T.K. teams were represented in many intramural sports. Al Epstein and Leroy Katz proved to be the two most outstanding members on the athletic field. However, scholarship was not forgotten, for B.T.K. walked off with the scholarship cup for the school year 1948-49. The indi- vidual highest scholastic honor was also won by a B.T.K. man, Sid Nearenberg. Fraternity officers were Arthur Lefitz, president; Willis Epstein, vice president; Sheldon Coren, secretary; Jack Noodell, treasurer; and Gerald Meyers, historian. Leonard Weiner and Tom Brock sponsored the organization. ill ' £ . J L .. is . . t m Hi Saltzman Nearenberg Weiner Brock Greek Week A spirit of cooperation and improvement prevailed among Greeks on the Omaha U campus at the third annual Greek Week on March 24 and 25, 1950. National fraternity and sorority representatives were in the spotlight during the two-day festivities sponsored by the Interfraternity and Intersorority Councils. Dr. Frank H. Gorman of the OU Department of Education opened the activities Friday afternoon at a general assembly in the university auditorium. His topic was " You and Your Fraternity. " Other prominent speakers at the banquet, luncheon and various workshops were: Major General Carl R. Gray, chief of the National Veterans ' Administration and mem- ber of Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Stuart Kelly, national president of Theta Chi; Mrs. Mildred Cromwell, national secretary of Kappa Delta; John Binning, Phi Gamma Delta; and Dr. Gorman, founder of Sigma Tau Gamma. At the all-Greek banquet Friday evening, John W. Lucas and Ormsby Harry pre- sented the scholarship award to Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Phi Sigma Phi fraternity. The actives with the highest scholarship were Marion Heiser, Kappa Psi Delta, and Harry Elsasser, Phi Sigma Phi. Pledge scholarship awards went to Ann Williams, Chi Omega, and Jim Townsend, Alpha Sigma Lambda. A Saturday luncheon closed the Greek Week business activities. An informal dance at the Field Club Ballroom on Saturday night ended the week on a lighter note. Jerry Leffler was general Greek Week chairman. 145 Greek Dances Omaha University Greeks opened their 1949-1950 social season at Peony Park on Nov. 4 with the annual pledge dance, " Paddle Pushers " sponsored by the Junior Council. This opening attraction was followed by Sig- ma Chi Omicron ' s semi-formal dance given during Christmas vacation. The first all-Greek dance of the new year was Phi Delta Psi ' s an- nual " Devil Dance " at Peony on January 30, with Dave Elmore of Theta Phi Delta ruling as King Satan. Kappa Psi Delta selected the Fontenelle Hotel ballroom for their " Cupid ' s Beau " dance and dancers selected Ray Abeita of Sig- ma Lambda Beta as Cupid ' s Beau on Feb. 10. Chi Omega brought in an informal note on March 3 with their " Shamrock Shuffle " sweater dance. Something new in Greek dances was the Theta Phi Delta formal on March 11 where Barbara Haugness of Chi Omega was revealed as " Outstanding Sorority Girl of 1950. " In April Phi Sigma Phi sponsored the " Dream Girl Prom " , Gamma Sigma Omicron held their annual " Bachelor ' s Ball. " and Delta Sigma Pi elected a " Rose of Delta Sig " for their dance. Completing the Greek dance season was the Alpha Sigma Lambda " Sweetheart Dance " in May at the University Fieldhouse. Ray Abeita took honors at " Cupid ' s Beau " Dance Dave Elmore is crowned King Satin at " Devil Dance. " Sweet heart of Alpha Sig Carol Dawson receives bouquet Paddle pushing pledges pre- sented the " Paddle Pusher " Intersorority Style Show " March winds bring April showers, " as the saying goes. And the Intersorority Coun- cil took that phrase to heart when it planned its annual Style Show March 29. An umbrella theme surrounded the 25 girls as they walked in an " S " shaped design on the auditorium floor. Topps, Inc., of Ben- son furnished the wardrobes. The Spring Style Show was presented in the late afternoon for all university women. Betsy Green, Chi Omega, was chairman. Five girls from each sorority modeled. They were: Alpha Xi: Dorothy Hines. Syntha Judd, Charlotte Longville, Rogene Pearson and Shirley Welni- ak; Chi Omega: Norma Elf line. Barbara Haugness, Barbara McCaslin, Phyllis Rydberg and Pat Smith. Gamma Sigma Omicron: Joan Bugbee. Harriet Burbridge. Peggy Menck. Dorothy Oleson and Shirley Wiles; Kappa Psi Delta; Betty Elfline. Marilyn Everett, Edith Kutjlek, Ruth Lane and Sally Lang; Sigma Chi Omicron: Barbara Ehlers, Nancy Hileman, Betty Karr. Marilyn Sibert and Peggy Smith. Dorothy Oleson and Barbara Haugness model formals campus clothes: Betty Karr, Harriet Burbridge, Marilyn Everett Dress and suit standbys are worn by Charlotte Longville, Pat Smith, and Dorothy Hines Back row, left to right: Charles Drapalik, Bill Woodard, Lucien LaRue, Jim Tagney, Mr. Harry. Front row, left to right: Jim Daley, Jerry Leffler, Harry Elsasser, John Jones, Morton Kaplan. Inter fraternity Council A more co-ordinated plan of interfraternity cooperation has been the aim of the 1949-1950 Interfraternity Council. A committee was set up to study and formulate a more effective plan of pledge training. Another committee was formed jointly with the Intersorority Council to find out the needs and make the recommendations for a proposed greek wing in the Student Union Building. The council sponsored the annual Greek Week, which included seminars conducted by national sorority and fraternity representatives, a banquet and an all-greek dance. Officers for the first semester were Harry Elsasser, president; John Jones, vice president; Jerry Leffler, secretary, and Morton Kaplan, treasurer. New officers for the second semester were Jerry Leffler, president, and Jim Daley, secretary. Members of the Council included John Jones and Jerry Leffler, Alpha Sigma Lambda; Jerry Roitstein and Morton Kaplan, Beta Tau Kappa; Harry Elsasser, Charles Drapalik and Alex Morar, Phi Sigma Phi ; Bill Woodard and Lucien La Rue, Sigma Lambda Beta; and Jim Tagney and Jim Daley, Theta Phi Delta. 148 Back row, left to right: Shinley Alberti, Betsy Green, Peggy Stine. Front row, left to right: Gayle Eustice, Edith Hass, Jackie Geilus, Emmy Lou Lundt, Pat Hasch, Carol Miles and Darlene Clifton. Intersorority Council The Intersorority Council, as the governing body of the greek social sororities, met last spring to formulate program plans for the fall rush season. This year, 118 rushees met the five sororities for the first time at the annual rush tea held at the Fontenelle Hotel, September 3. After two weeks of parties and informal rushing, the rushees signed preferences for Chi Omega, Gamma Sigma Omicron, Kappa Psi Delta, Phi Delta Psi and Sigma Chi Omicron. In addition to planning rushing, the Intersorority Council entertained the women of the university at a tea and style show on March 29. Betsy Green was director of the show. The models were members of the various sororities. This year, the Council again cooperated with the Interfraternity Council in the presentation of the Third Annual Greek Week festivities. Emmy Lou Lundt served as president; Jacqueline Geilus, vice president; Pat Hasch, secretary; Edith Hass, treasurer; and Betsy Green, social chairman. Dean Mary Padou Young was faculty advisor. 149 Baton twirlers Mary Lee Houghton, Ruth Capps, Glennys Chittenden with drum major Marlin Constance A new F ieldhouse ,a new Stadium and a marching band with new uni- forms sent pep and spirit at Omaha University soaring this fall. And it was upheld by pep rallies both at the university and downtown. Spearheading the drive for added enthusiasm was the Interpep Commit- tee which coordinated the activities of the band, cheerleaders, Feathers, and War riors. Perhaps it was the marching band that boosted spirit, perhaps it was the added enrollment, per- haps it was the fact that athletic contests were held on the university campus for the first time. Or perhaps it was all of these things that gave pep a roaring sendoff into the second half of the century. 153 Interpep Committee In the spring of 1948, the Interpep Committee was set up as a coordinating organization for the band, cheerleaders. Feathers and Warriors. Its purpose was to plan pep rallies, half-time entertainment and all other functions designed to increase school spirit. The head of the cheerleaders acts as chairman of the committee. Two members from each of the other organizations are elected by the group each May. Activities this year included selection of cheerleaders, assisting in planning Home- coming festivities, planning a rally at the Court House, co-sponsoring the " Big Blaze " and snake dance, and other pep rallies. Members this year were: Ed Klima and Jerry Leffler from the band; Jim Borland from the cheerleaders; Beverly Swahn and Eileen Wolfe from the Feathers; and Wally Baker and Bob Hanson from the Warriors. Mr. Robert Mossholder served as faculty sponsor. ■ Back roiv: Baker, Wolfe, Swahn, Borland; front row: Klima, Leffler, Hanson. 154 Top: Wiles; left: Michelsen; right: Zerbe; center: Duncan; front: Baker, Borland. Cheerleaders Cheerleaders bolstered school spirit this year with new yells and new uniforms. Jim Borland was elected captain and led the pep team at football and basketball games. He was a two-year veteran of the squad as was Jean Duncan. New cheerleaders were Shirley Wiles, Carolyn Jackson, Inis Michelsen, Jackie Zerbe, and Wally Baker. Included in the cheerleader ' s activities was a downtown pep rally and a team send-off at the Union Station, as well as several pep rallies. 155 The Feathers in an Tradition started the active year for Feathers Chapter of Phi Sigma Chi, national honorary service organization for upper-class college women. A rush tea was held the Faculty Clubroom early in the fall. In October, 38 girls were given their red d black pledge ribbons at a candlelight ceremony which followed a dessert supper. The year was full of " ' news " for the Feathers. New sponsors for the year were Mrs. Betty Staskewitz and Miss Frances Holliday. New officers were: Eileen Wolfe, president; Jean Satrapa, vice president; Eleanor Stastny, secretary; Marion Heiser, treasurer; Maulfrey Stewart, corresponding secretary; and Roberta Grosvenor, pub- licity chairman. A new high in membership — 54 girls — was realized, too. And the new Fieldhouse and Stadium saw a bigger and better Feathers cheering section at games. And behind the " new " Feathers was the same spirit that the Feathers have had since the group started on the campus. The Feathers were always present in their red and black at football, basketball, baseball, and hockey games; they ushered at con- vocations and other school functions ; they helped sponsor migration days ; did work on Vocations Day; put on half-time game entertainments; sponsored the Joe College dance and election; and most of all, they represented the school spirit of Omaha U. Back row: Williams, Garro, Patane, B. Elf line, Steinman, Simpson, Jones, Hileman, Loukas, Park, Thomas; third row: Ayres, Green, Spring, Hayes, Lane, Will, N Elfline J. Stewart Ryd- berg; second row: Giangreco, Carleman, Swahn, Peterson, Pollard, Cooper, Bowler, Wistedt; front row : M. Stewart, Stastny, Wolfe, Satrapa, Heiser. 156 Back row: Metheny, Jones, Hanson, Heins, Wellman, Wood; middle row: Pollen, Borland bweigard, Schluter, Wilcox; front row: Samuelson Satrapa, Baker, Tobias, Leffler. Omicron Pi Omicron Warriors Founded in the spring of 1948, the Warriors, men ' s pep organization, has con- tributed much to bolster school spirit. This year they have staged several pep rallies in which members of the basketball teams have been introduced to the school. Among these was a bonfire rally on the campus at which President Bail spoke and a rally in front of the Courthouse. Together with the Feathers, Omicron Pi Omicron sponsored the first Migration Day. The trip to the Doane football game was a high point in the year ' s activities. The group also joined with the girl ' s organization to present the halftime entertainment for the Homecoming game. At the dedication of the new Fieldhouse the War riors gave the university a new trophy for the outstanding basketball player of the year. Warriors aided in choosing cheerleaders and ushering at various school activities. Officers of the pep organization for the current year were George Wilcox, presi- dent; Charles E. Djureen, vice president; Bill Samuelson, secretary; and Robert N. Jones, treasurer. Sponsors are Mr. Robert Mossholder and Mr. Paul Stageman. 157 The Band For the first time in years, Indian rooters had band music at athletic contests as the University Marching Band was organized. Under the leadership of Band Di- rector V. J. Kennedy and Drum Ma- jor Marlin Constance, 75 students met to form the band. After many prac- tices and rehearsals, OU had a band but no band uniforms. Then Mr. Eu- gene D. Eppley came forward with a donation of 75 uniforms. 158 And the band looked little short of spectacular as they went through fancy forma- tions during halftimes dressed in bright red coats, powder blue trousers, white Sam Browne belts and red and blue caps with white leather visors and black plumes, while the drum major wore white with gold trim and a gold shako. In addition to playing at games, the band made the Migration Day trip to Doane. played at pep rallies, and presented a band concert to a standing-room-only auditori- um crowd. 159 A MIDDAY SNOW FLURRY failed to hold down attendance at the opening of the new Omaha U Fieldhouse February 23 as 4,500 people jammed the rollaway bleachers and overflowed onto the dirt track around the floor to watch Don Pflas- terer ' s Indians become the first Omaha basketball team to play " at home. " Shown above, Athletic Director Virgil Yelkin proudly conducts a tour of the new plant for President Milo Bail. President Emeritus Rowland Haynes, and Robert Storz, head of the Building and Grounds Committee of the Board of Regents. 160 EIGHT MEN FORMED THE COACHING STAFF at Omaha U during the 1949-50 season. Virgil Yelkin completed his fourth year as athletic director. Only newcomer to the staff was Tom Brock, who replaced his brother Charlie as football line coach and Papoose basketball mentor. Continuing as head football and track coach was Lloyd Cardwell, the former " Wild Hoss " of Nebraska University football fame. Ednie Gorr, director of intramural athletics, assisted " Cardy " in football and track. Don Pflasterer handled basketball and B team football, Allie Morrison was wrestling coach, Johnny Campbell coached golf, and George Pritchard handled the tennis team. The regular staff is shown above, discussing seating arrangements for the Creighton game. 161 In his brother ' s footsteps. Tom Brock peers over line roster formerly handled by brother Charlie. Below: Omaha University basketballers charge onto floor for first varsity appearance in new Fieldhouse. Capacity crowd of over four thousand jams Fieldhouse. A New Plant, A New Coach Opening of the new Fieldhouse gave OU students a chance to see one of the finest athletic plants in the mid- west. In addition to housing basketball and wrestling, the giant indoor arena can be used for indoor practices in all other sports. Adjoining the east side of the building is the new university Stadium which was opened during the 1949 football season. University athletes weren ' t the only ones to benefit by the completion of the new building. During the second week of March, university officials threw the doors of the Fieldhouse open to the city when they housed the High School Class A District Tournament, formerly cramped into the old City Auditorium. Working in adequate facilities for the first time, eight men coached the 1949-50 Indian teams. With one exception the staff remained intact for the year. The new addition involved an exchange of brothers. Omaha released Charley Brock so that he could accept a job as line mentor for the Green Bay Packers and ac- quired his brother, Tom, to replace him. Tom was a cen- ter for two years under Frank Leahy at Notre Dame. After three successful years as athletic director, football, bas- ketball, and baseball coach at Kings College, he accepted the OU position as football line coach and second team basketball coach. •rat for SCOI A for Hor 1 Omaha University football was finally brought home last season but Lloyd Carwell ' s charges were unable to match stiff competition in front of home crowds. The Indians used everything they had in mercilessly threshing Colorado Mines, 47-7, to please a large Home- coming house. But Stadium appearances before and after that highlight resulted in three losses. Two wins and two losses on the road gave the 1949 footballers a season record of three wins and five defeats. Indians 13 — Wesleyan 6 The Indians journeyed to Lincoln for their opener and nudged Nebraska Wesleyan, 13-6. Joe Arenas took over in the second half to break a 6-6 deadlock. Arenas ' passing and running carried to the one. From there Fred Abboud went over. The first Omaha score was the result of Arenas passes to Bub Gibbons and Dusty Johnson. Initial Stadium appearance The Indians picked their initial appearance in the Stadium to play the worst home ball since the post-war revival of the sport. Northern Illinois took advantage of the unalert Omaha defenders to pick up a 27-8 win. In Topeka, Kan., Omaha was behind to stay fifteen seconds after the kickoff. Washburn went on to take a 13-6 game after Art Fletcher romped 89 yards on a fake criss-cross. Anchor men in OU line— Don Honig and Ernie Flecky Hefty Indian tackles— Dick Lane and Rene Hlavac 164 OU migration success Participants in Omaha ' s first student mi- gration spent thirty minutes in Crete waiting for action. They got it as Omaha broke a scoreless stalemate and tripped Doane, 20-6. Arenas passed to Johnson and Archie Arvin for two scores; Abboud scored the other on a short buck. Homecoming touchdown parade Oct. 22 was the date of the Indians ' Home- coming parade of touchdowns. The Oredig- gers came to town billed as Rocky Mountain titans and favorites over Omaha. The sportswriters looked right for five minutes. Then Arenas went over from the two to put the score-keeper to work. The visitors were passing down the field when Bud Gibbons turned the tide completely in favor of Omaha. He hauled down a stray flat pass on his own 21 and went all the way after Ernie Flecky threw the key block at midfield. Omaha next contributed to one of the nation ' s undefeated records. St. Ambrose mauled the Indians, 60-26, in Uni- versity Stadium for its seventh straight in what was to be a nine-game string. And he got away. Dick Christie (441 hulls past four Colorado Mines defenders for healthy fourth quarter gain For thirty minutes it was rough. Bud Gibbons takes advantage of Rene Hlavac ' s block (on ground) to pick up valuable yardage against Doane 165 Lupe Joe Arenas in action: (left) Joe outdistances five Colorado Mines defenders in 47-0 romp. (right) Triple-threater Arenas breaks for secondary in loss to Northern Illinois. Little All-American Connie Callahan ' s running and Bob Hook ' s kicking gave Morningside a 21-19 victory in Omaha ' s last game. Arenas hits passes For the second straight year the Indians journeyed to Detroit and ran up an impressive score against Wayne only to lose. This time the final count was 38-26 in favor of the Tartars. Slingshot Joe Arenas, favoring an injured knee, put on his best passing performance of the year, throwing for four touchdowns With able assistance from little Keith Christie, Arenas racked up 219 yards through the air on 13 completions in 39 attempts. Abboud led the varsity scorers with 37 points, Arenas had 27, and Johnson 24. Abboud 166 Papoose footballers under the tutorage of Don Pflasterer rolled to another suc- cessful abbreviated season with three wins and two losses. Two straight one-sided victories started the little Indians off on the victory trail. With Fred Passale running rampant the Papooses crushed Luther College, 42-6, and York B, 31-0. In the Luther game the slight tennis star scampered 65 yards to score in addition to scoring on pass plays from Keith Christie which covered 58 and 49 yards. " Running out of the T " — Quarterback Red- den, under Center Johnson, prepares to hand off to one of three backs, Pisasale, Mancuso or Taylor. 167 Concordia of Seward, junior college power, stopped a courageous Indian bid to snap the win streak, 8-6. Five times the charging Papoose line, led by Pat Wilcox and Jim Buchanan stopped the Concordians within the ten yard stripe. Nebraska Wesleyan sneaked past the Omaha B team next, though Pflas- terer ' s charges led in the statistic col- umn, 19-12. With Frank Mancuso racing 58 and 25 yards for scores, the Papooses closed the season over Midland, 21-6. Four Papoose linemen run in place in pre-game drills. Back row: Buchanan, Denker; front row: Ferris, Glizia. Football Banquet Upwards of seven hundred people jammed the audi- torium on the night of December 5 for the third annual football banquet. And they witnessed a program that was easily on a par with the previous two. Guest speaker for the evening was the famous ath- letic director of Texas University, and one-time Univer- sity of Nebraska football coach, Dana X. Bible. The banquet reunited Bible with two of the best players that he tutored while at the Lincoln campus: namely, Virg. Yelkin and Lloyd Cardwell. In his talk, Bible discussed the idea that football is becoming too commercialized. Other highlights of the banquet were a floorshow featuring acts from the Tom-Tom Revue, and the pre- sentation of the " Most Valuable Player " and the " Hon- orary Captain of 1949. " Sigma Chi Omicron sorority received the award for high ticket sales during the football season. Toastmaster for the evening was Frederick Ware, Managing Editor of the Omaha World Herald. Guests at the banquet included senior lettermen from Omaha and Council Bluffs high schools and their coaches. Also pres- ent at the affair was the Omaha World Herald ' s All-State high school football eleven. ' " Must be honest with athletes " . . . Football banquet speaker D. X. Bible of former Cornhusker fame. Banquet guests listen to speakers Campus big three of football— Most Valuable Player Joe Arenas, Homecoming Princess Eileen Wolfe, Captain Bob Young. 169 The " big bear " off the floor. (Above) Flecky jumps with Doane cagers for rebound. (Right) Ernie outfoxes Wes- leyan ' s Squires for two points. The most memorable event of the basketball season was the opening of the new fieldhouse. The rest of the story was disastrous. Finally Don Pflasterer ' s basketballers have adequate prac- tice facilities and a home floor. And the lack of those two things received a major share of the blame for the 19 losses in a 23-game schedule. Nine basketballers who will return next season practice set shots under eye of Coach Don Plasterer. Left to right: Arenas, Fisher, Travis, Pettit, Harville, Potts, Crabtree, Oberg, Fitch. The most humiliating blow of the season was Creighton ' s lack of cooperation of the opening of the Fieldhouse. Duce Belford ' s boys refused to allow the opening to be completely successful by putting the Indians to rout, 60-46. Earlier in the season the roundballers had given fans some hope for ending the old Bluejay jinx by hanging on till the last gun in dropping 56-51 game at the Hilltop. Two of the four victories registered during the dismal season were recorded against top-heavy favorites. After three straight losses the courtmen stopped the best small college quintet in the state. Peru Teachers fell, 59-56, to a red-hot Indian outfit led by Ernie Flecky, Ralph Pettit and Bob Crabtree. Later in the season Peru came back to win, 84-40. Morningside was the other team to feel the sting of the percentages. Riding an infamous seven game losing streak, the Indians found life in the person of newcomer Bill Travis to grab a 56-54 decision. Travis performed like a machine as he dropped ten straight free throws. In the last 17 seconds Travis dunked three straight to tie, 54-54. The climax of Bill Travis night followed on the throw-in after the final charity toss when Travis fired from back of the keyhole to end the ball game. Travis wasn ' t quite through, not yet. Two nights later he scored 15 points to pace the Indians to a 47-38 win over Simpson. Later Simpson came back to win 55-51. Detroit Tech was the only school on the Omaha schedule that failed to pick up at least one win from the Indians. Guy This year the Warriors for the first time presented a Most Valuable Player Trophy. Opposing coaches selected Ernie Flecky who is shown receiving award from Bill Samuelson {left) and Pat Wilcox. Oberg. who missed the early part of the season with a bad knee, racked up 18 points to pace the 46-43 victory in Detroit. Some of the other Indian losses were at the hands of Wayne of Detroit, 50-46; Doane College, 66-50 and 61-54; Sioux Falls College, 56-48 and 50-48; Midland, 54-46 and 40-38; Washburn, 66-43 and 66-50; Nebraska Wesleyan, 61-42 and 54-44; and Cornell College, 53-50. In the Morn- ingside Tournament Omaha finished last in a four-team field. Senior Flecky monopolized individual honors. He received the first annual Warrior trophy and led the scoring parade with 203 points. Hop) Arenas, Schmidt. (Bottom) Harville, Fitch. Five Omaha seniors pose in Indian uniforms for the last time. Carrillo, Flecky, Arvin, Matejka Left to right: Schmidt, Papoose basketballers followed the disastrous example of their big brothers last season. Back row: Coach Brock, Breyfogle, Schmidt, Anderson, Duffack, Brock, Murray; front row: Sklenar, Sage, Chapman, Smiddy, Ryan, Rose. Papoose Basketball Smiddy tries for opening toss-up at Creighton game which marked Fieldhouse opening. Following the pattern set by their Indian brothers, the Papoose squad failed to show a consistent strong attack. They managed to win but five tilts out of a fourten game schedule. The most consistent performer for the Little Indians was Bob Rose, former Boys Town ace. His sharp basket eye plus rebounding ability earned him a pro- motion to the varsity crew. Rose led Papoose scoring with 124 markers, and was followed by ex-Creighton Prepper, Jim Ryan, who tallied 105 points. Doane ' s B squad spoiled the opener by running up a 67-49 margin over the Red and Black seconds. Ralph Pettit and Ryan played good ball in the defeat. The second start was a victorious one. Pettit tallied 14 points to lead the OU lads to a 41-39 squeak past the Midland B team. The win must have felt good, for in their next game, the Papoose unit took the measure of the Peru State B team, 46-36. Rose and Pettit sparked the win by tallying 36 of the markers. Concordia Junior College snapped the short-lived win with skein, by hanging a 60-51 loss on the Indians; however, a 44-42 win over Nebraska Wesleyan B ended the 1949 part of the schedule on a happy note. Ryan led the scoring in this narrow win with 12 counters. He was followed by Jim Jackson and Billy Duffack, who each tallied 8. Failure to stop a tall Creighton lad named Eldon Tuttle, meant a 75-39 loss to the Junior Bluejays. When the Indians began to concentrate on Tuttle in the second half, his mates took up the scoring load. Bob Rose continued to play steady ball and countered 10 points. In their next start, the Little Indians lost a thriller to the same Midland B team that they had beaten earlier in the season, 49-45. They dropped their third straight tilt to Luther Junior College, 47-42. Jackson paced the scorers with 16 tallies. Follow! Omaha Papooses Schmidt (4), Ryan, Brock (3) break for basket with three Creighton frosh. The Red and Black dropped their losing habit momentarily when they slipped past the Naval Reserve crew, 51-50. Jackson rang the bell for 11 points to lead his mates to victory. With the month of February came a drought of victories for the Papoose squad. They were able to win but one of their five games. Nebraska Wesleyan B and Milford Trade School marked up two of the losses by beating the Indians by scores of 49-45 and 74-56, respectively. The OU juniors then drubbed Peru State B, 41-24. However, they ended the season on a losing note when Doane B tripped them, 43-40, and Creighton B re- peated an earlier triumph, 45-37. Incidentally, this Creighton game was the first interschool game ever played on the new Fieldhouse floor. Aksel Schmidt led scorers in these two games by totaling 20 points. The varsity wrestlers pictured here compiled the best won-lost record of the winter sports. Left to right: Coach Morrison, Byram, Marinkovich, Pisasale, Hoist, C. Man- cuso, Allred, F. Mancuso, Lara, and Manager McCord. iieies tne depth ot the I dO wrestiing squad. Back row: Coach Morrison, Denker, Lindeman, Peterson, Strimple, Manager McCord; second row: Glassford, Miller, Greenlee, Watson; bot- tom row: Baker, Bashus, Gordon, Malm. Wrestling Aliie Morrison ' s 1949-50 wrestlers racked up the best won-lost percentage of the winter sports with three out of five starts for a .600 average. Pisasale swept through all five matches, climaxing the season by trimming Martin Lundwall of Iowa Teachers, 5-0. The National AAU champs won all other matches to notch their twenty-seventh straight dual win, 31-3. In the same meet Hoist ' s unbeaten string came, to a sudden halt at the hands of Floyd Oglesby, 8-0. Hoist finished with three wins in four starts. Former Olympic champion Allie Morrison guided his wrestlers to the best record of the fall-winter sports at Omaha U during 1949-50. The grapplers posted three wins in five duals — • - - - mm- for a .600 record with Frank Pisasale and Dick Hoist racking up impressive individual perform- ances. South Dakota State, St. Ambrose, and Wart- burg fell before the Omahans, while Colorado State, Rocky Mountain Champions, won, 18-6. The Wartburg victory was especially sweet. The wrestlers become the first varsity team to win an intercollegiate match in the new Field- house. Maybe practice does make perfect .... undefeated Fred Pisasale runs through a practice session with Charles Allred. 176 Omaha hockey players started strong but faded fast. Back row: Wilderman, Piatt, Jauss, Wilcox, Anderson, Coach Gibbons; Front row: Zender, Stratton, Carlson, Gibson. Hockey Although confined to the doldrums of last place, the Omaha U hockey crew monopolized the individual honors in the amateur hockey league. High-scoring wing, Tom Jauss, received the highest honor the league has to offer by winning the Fire Parsons Memorial trophy. Jauss topped the scoring list through- out the season with 21 points and was a marked man in every game. Following Jauss in the scoring column was teammate Charlie Piatt. Piatt tied with Jim Wharton of Swanson ' s for second place, both finishing with two points less than Jauss. The puckchasing Indians looked like the top team in the league in their first few games. But when they suffered a mysterious collapse, and could garner only a tie oul of their last six games. The Indians won their first game by tripping Swansons, 3-1. Jauss led scoring with a pair of goals. The next Swansons game was one of the top games of the season. Goalie John Jones played one of his best games by kick- ing out 36 Swansons attempts, in leading his teammates to a scoreless tie. By dropping Russells, the eventual champions, 5-1, the Indians moved into a tie for second place, and when Coliseums fell before the Redmen, 5-3, the OU crew was sole occupant of second place. Piatt led scoring in this game by racking up two goals and an even number of assists. After this game nothing but trouble confronted Coach Freddie Gibbons and his squad as they sank to last place. League scoring champ . . . Tom Je The 1949 baseball team was the best in history. Top row: Leder, Kostal, Sorensen, Hlavac, Hoist, Seume, Hooton, Easterhouse, Coach Yelkin; middle row: Taylor, Gordon, Spellman, Fitch, McNutt, Lippold, Young; front row: Abboud, Murray, Breyfogle, Redden, Matejka, Spagnola, Bridenbaugh. Baseball The best record in history. That was the feat accomplished by Virgil Yelkins baseballers last spring with an eight-two performance, including two victories over Creighton. Both losses were avenged by the end of the season. The peak of the year came in the third game when the Indians smashed the Bluejay myth, 16-3. Don Fitch and Walt Matejka led Omaha hitters in the first college game played in the new Muny Stadium. Fitch smashed a two-run homer and two singles. Matejka authored a triple and two singles in addition to handling eight fielding chances flawlessly. It was Omaha ' s first win in the two-year revival of that heated cross- town series. In the last game of the year Omaha took the anti- climatic game of the Bluejay series, 11-7. Indians revenge losses Washburn and Morningside took road games from the Indians before losing in front of Omaha crowds. Washburn made the Warriors ' opener a failure at Topeka as it scored four runs on an error of a double play ball to win, 7-4. Reliable Bud Bridenbaugh pitched a brilliant six-hitter in OU ' s first night game in Omaha to edge the Ichabods, 2-1, in the return game. Reliefer Paul Sorensen was the victim of a Morningside barrage as the Indians dropped a 10-6 decision at Sioux City. He gave up five runs in the eighth as another muffed double-play ball cost the Omahans a vic- tory. Jack Sueme clouted two home runs. Pitcher Lynn Hooton provided the Indians with revenge at Fontenelle Park when he drove in the winning run as Omaha took a 4-3 victory with a three-run eighth inning rally. Doane, S. D. State fall to Indians The high-riding Indians took two-games series from Doane College and South Dakota State. Sloppy Doane fielding on the Tiger field ruined steady pitching as Omaha took the first game, 8-1. Doane came to Omaha for the return game following advance publicity of victory intentions at any cost. But the Tigers forgot to bring any pitchers with their press releases and crumpled, 27-5, in the wildest melee of the season. Don Dutcher, Omaha Benson grad, probably wished he had stayed at home for his college education as he allowed ten Omaha runners to tag home in the first inning of an emergency mound appearance. Bugs Redden, Bill Spellman and Fred Abboud led the way in an uphill battle at Brookings which resulted in a 6-4 Omaha win over South Dakota State. Back in Omaha little Redden again was the big man with the stick as Omaha notched a 10-4 win over SDS. His three singles paved the way to victory. 179 One of the reasons for the baseball team ' s success was a tight infield. Five of the top infielders were Matejka, Redden, Seume, Taylor, Fitch. Abboud batting tops After the bats were stored away for the year Abboud was acclaimed campus batting champion with 11 hits in 32 trips for a .341 average. Bunched at .333, Hooton, Fitch, Chad Taylor and Bob Young tied for second place. George Kostal and Hooton posted perfect pitching records with two wins apiece. Bridenbaugh won three and lost one. Joe Spagnola won his only start, while Sorensen was credited with a single loss. Omaha 2, Washburn 0. And Pitcher Bud Bridenbaugh was the hero of the game with six-hitter. Above his teammates crowd around Bud (with jacket, right foreground). Track 1949 edition, over previous The 1949 track team boasted two crack distance men. Left, Don Bahnsen races home with an 880 victory and right, Bernie Anderson romps in with new school two-mile record. The Omaha U. track squad, showed a marked improvement years, and, since most of the boys were under- classmen, caused some wishful thinking for the future. Once again the team was coached by Lloyd Cardwell, with the assistance of Ernie Gorr. The freshmen opened their season by finish- ing a poor third in a triangular meet with Wash- burn and Doane. Sophomore Don Bahnsen ' s thrilling win in the 880 was the big moment for Indian fans. In their next outing the spiked shoe brigade finished second to Simpson College in another triangular. However, they did beat out Central College of Peoria, Illinois. It was in this meet, held at Indianola, Iowa, that Nat Fitz erased the University broad jump record with a leap of 22-ft. 4%-in. The initial Red and Black victory came when Nebraska Wesleyan visited the Indian campus for a dual meet. The home school was able to win by only 6 2 15 points. Lorelle Alford became the second rec- ord-breaker of the season by leaping 11-ft. 1-in. in the pole vault. Bernie Anderson was a double-winner, taking both the mile and the two mile runs. The Indians didn ' t fare too well in the Peru Invitational meet. They finished third behind Peru and Nebraska Wesleyan in a field of four. The cindermen would probably have beat out Wesleyan for second place had Alford and Lomatch been able to make the trip. The Indians then did a complete about face and decided to get tough. Peru and Midland came to town for a triangular meet. The Peru lads were favored to win handily, but it was Omaha that did the winning that day. They won five events and scored points in all the others to win over Peru by 12 points. In the season finale, the Red and Black blasted Morningside, 92-39, in a dual meet. The Indians won 11 of 15 first places and scored sweeps in three of the field events. The top performance was turned in by freshman Bernie Anderson. He won both the mile and two mile runs, and lowered the school two mile record 10 sec- onds to 10:59.5. Bob Dow was the other double winner for OU, winning both hurdles events. Don Bahnsen, who went through the season undefeated in the 880, was the leading In- dian point-getter. He was fol- lowed in the point column by Anderson and Dow. The track- men amassed a total of 388 17 60 points, with 29 men OU ' s 1949 track team won two duals and one triangular. Top row: Coach Cardwell, participating in the scoring bar- Alford, Larmon, Pettit, Johnson, Richter, Byram, Woodcock, Coach Gorr; middle row: Bronson, Heins, Fitz, Nelson, Beal, Arenas, Barber, C. Anderson; front row: Bahnsen, rage. Carlson, Lomatch, Marshall, Thompson, B. Anderson. 181 These five men powered their way to a nine won — two lost record last spring. Left to right: Hlad, Wray, Coach Pritchard, Davis, Pisasale, Reid. Tennis George Pritchard ' s debut as Omaha University tennis coach was a successful one. His Indian racketeers stormed through an 11 match schedule, losing only two, in the 1949 campaign. The six boys comprising the nucleus of the squad were Harold Hlad, Fred Pisasale, Bob Wray, Jim Reed, Dave Davis, and Don Easter. Wray had the top individual record, winning ten matches against one loss. The tennists opened the season by blanking Doane, 7-0. The feature match was Jim Reed ' s narrow win over Jim Alcock. The Indians then traveled to Washburn, where they absorbed one of their two defeats, 3-6, to a highly-favored Ichabod crew. Then came a three-game winning streak. The Red and Black blasted Morning- side, 7-0, in a match that was featured by Fred Pisasale ' s upset win over the Maroon ace, Len Foster. They followed this up by thumping Wichita, 4-2, and Drake, 4-3. However, a trip to Ames, Iowa, proved to be the Indian ' s downfall. The potent Big Seven Iowa State netters topped the Redmen, 4-3. This was to be the last set- back for the West Dodgers, for they closed the season by slamming past Doane, 6-1 ; Creighton, 6-1; Midland. 6-0 and 6-1; and Morningside, 6-1. The Creighton win was especially sweet, for it was the first time since before the war that the Blues have been topped by an Indian crew. 182 OU golfers moved to 11 straight victories last year, only to miss an all-victorious season by losing to Nebraska B in the season finale. Left to right: Fowler, Hargens, Duncan, Coach Campbell, Stefanski, Berner, Nelson. Golf Coach Johnny Campbell ' s 1949 golf crew conquered eleven straight foes before falling narrowly to Nebraska B ' s squad in the last match of the season. Included in the vistory skein were five shutouts and victories over such outstanding teams as Wichita University, Washburn University, and two victories over Creighton University. Coach Campbell boasted a well balanced squad. Each of the four regular team members, Chester Stefanski, Captain John Duncan, Bill Berner and Raymond Nel- son, captured low scoring honors at least once. Highlights of the individual matches was Ste- fanski ' s tie with Al Littleton, Kansas State Amateur Champion and Wichita team member. In June, 1949, the squad was rewarded with a trip to Ames, Iowa, and participation in the Na- tional Intercollegiate Tournament. Players who represented Omaha University were Stefanski, Dun- can, Nelson and Dick Fowler. The latter substituted for Berner. Other linksmen who helped establish the eleven wins were Bob Russell, Bill Hargens and Carl Brizzi. Two lettermen, Duncan and Berner, returned to Coach Campbell ' s crew for the 1950 season. Golf team captain Season low score man John Duncan Bill Berner Cross-Country Run A new event was added to the intramural program at Omaha University this year, and it shows promise of becoming a traditional affair. This attraction was a day-before-Thanksgiving cross-country run, with the winner and run- ner-up receiving turkeys. The course included part of the Elmwood Park golf course and ended with a run through the park proper. The boys who ran off with the turkeys were Gordon Severa, who came home in front, and Jim Agnew. Charlie Allred followed the leading duo and received a chicken for his efforts. Basketball Otoes added new honors to their already gaudy collection by taking the intramural basket- ball championship. The only team that seriously challenged the Otoes was the Blackhawks. The ' hawks dropped games to the Pawnees and Otoes to fall two games off the pace. The Otoe-Blackhawk melee was the season ' s thriller. In one of the first games played on the Fieldhouse maples, the Blackhawks jumped to an early lead and maintained it for a 13-11 half- time margin. But Joe Cupich found his scoring eye in the last half to pace his mates to a 26-26 tie at the end of regulation playing time. Blackhawks went ahead 31-30 in the overtime, but Cupich sank two free tosses to end the scoring. Cupich wound up with 15 points to place high in the individual scoring race. Football Otoes also took the football championship. The boys from the southwest section of town showed a diversified attack as they rambled over all opposition. In the decisive game the Otoes squeezed past traditionally tough Pawnees, 6-0. The only score came early in the game when Bill Hamlin flipped a pass to Joe Cupich. Pawnees rallied late in the game. Askel Schmidt ' s pass to Jim Swanson carried to the one- foot line, but Pawnees lost the ball on downs. Sioux captured third place in the league, while Theta beat out Alpha Sig for the Interfra- ternity crown. Otoes took football too! Back row: Carlson, Bashus, Hamlin, Anderson; second row: Nelson, Beal, Cupich, Offerjost; front roiv: Lacy, Buzbee, Van Steenburg. 184 Wrestling Otoes again! This time they reigned su- preme in wrestling to add lustre to their ' mural record. They captured three of seven cham- pionships and enough second places to easily win the meet. Wally Baker of Alpha Sig copped the 121 title by pinning Lewis Worm of Blackhawks in 1:38. Dale Gordon of Pawnees won the 165 match quickly when he threw Bob Miller of Phi Sig. The other fall went to Otoe Larry Johnson over Blackhawk ' s John Buchanan in the heavyweight match. Ronnie Pollen of Blackhawk took the 136 pound scrap by trimming Anthony Breci, 2-0. In the top match of the day Paul Baschus, Otoe, won from teammate Paul Greenlee, 7-4, in the 145 pound brawl. The 155 pound crown went to Cliff Malm. Pawnee, who won from Walt Lukken, Phi Sig, on a forfeit. Otoe Jack Lacy won the 175 pound title from Dick Bolsinger, Phi Sig, on another forfeit. Both Lukken and Bolsinger suffered injured arms. Ping Pong Ernie Gorr introduced an intramural cross-country race this year. Above, Gorr is congratulating winner Gordon Severa while James Agnew (left) and Charles Mired, runners-up look on. Charles Essex wears the Intramural Ping Pong singles crown, but he dropped Jim Procopio in the finals only after a spirited battle. With both players owning two victories in the five game series, Essex was extended four duces before winning the title, 28-26. Procopio teamed with Jim Tagney to gain revenge in the doubles by tripping Essex and Jerry Malec three straight games. Sponsored by Pow Wow Inn manager Roger Larson, the ping pongers defeated Nebraska players, 16-9 and 13-12. Paul Bashus and Paul Greenlee put on the top match in the ' mural wrestling tourney Here Greenlee (right) demonstrates a hold to his tournament foe. 185 Women ' s Sports Women ' s Physical Education at Omaha University is following the progressive trend which the entire school has set over the past five years. Plans for a Women ' s Physical Education minor and a possible PE major are in the blueprint for the future. New acting head of the department is Mrs. Betty J. Staskewitz, who received her MA in Physical Education from the University of Maryland, at College Park. Assist- ing her is Miss Vera Duerschner, a January graduate of Nebraska University. 186 At present the goal of the Women ' s Phys- ical Education staff is to give as varied and active a program as possible with limited facilities. Equipment is being purchased to further activities in team, individual, dual, and co-recreational sports and intra- mural activities. Ultimate object of the expansion program is to reach all women on the campus. This semester intramural and co-recrea- tional programs were initiated. Intramural activities for the second semester included basketball, tennis, golf and softball. Ac- tivities during the first semester were field hockey, soccer, badminton, tennis and vol- leyball. In the co-recreational program, social and square dancing were offered dur- ing the noon hour each day. 187 Class PE programs have been expanding also. Now offered are swimming, horseback riding, ice-skating, skiing, tobogganing, golf, bicycling and other recreational sports. Increased enrollment has been noted in the Modern Dance and Rhythmic Activities classes. This spring, the modern dance class was instrumental in bringing Martha Graham ' s dancers to OU for a per- formance. For the first time OU was represented by a sanctioned bowling league. Six teams took part in the series at the Forty-Bowl alleys. Competing teams were the five so- rorities, Chi 0, Alpha Xi, Sig Chi, Gamma, Kappa, and the Independents. Plans are under way to integrate several courses offered in the men ' s PE department with those in the women ' s. This arrange- ment will allow women to enroll in estab- lished courses which are now offered by the faculty in the men ' s PE Department. 188 It has been our honor and pleasure to serve as diamond consultants to lovely brides for more than 50 years. Our beautiful selections of exquisite Fine Qualify Diamonds are beyond comparison. Our dia- mond experts will be glad to help you in making your selection, there ' s no obligation. Price range for all — Terms if desired. 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