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Digitized by the Internet Arch ive in 2015 https: details tomahawk1951nnuni THE 1951 TOMAHAWK Published by the University of Omaha W. W. Cliff, R. S. McGranahan. Advisors I THE 1951 Editor Jean McDonald TOMAHAWK C Charles Simpson Associate Editors . . Berkley Forsythe R.. Stuart Denker TABLE OF Staff 6 Dedication 7 Opening Section 8 Administration 12 Faculty 22 Classes 28 Seniors 30 Juniors . .62 Sophomores 64 Freshmen 66 Vocations Day 68 Convocations 69 CONTENTS Organizations 70 Plays Tom-Tom Revue Homecoming ' Ma-ie Day ' 02 Junior Prom ' 0 Campus Life 90 Royalty 107 Creeks 120 Sports 152 Football I ' Basketball ' 8 Baseball " 75 Women ' s Sports 181 ATED TO THE STUDENT BODY - BOTH HERE AND IN THE ARMED FORCES ifii THE FACTORY. MANUFACTURING A UNIQUE PROD- UCT — ENLIGHTENMENT AND LEADER- SHIP. WITHIN THESE WALLS INDIVID- UALS ARE TAUGHT TO USE THEIR TAL- ENTS, AND TO SEEK A FULL LIFE. THE MACHINERY. . . LABS. SHOPS. TEACHING AIDS AND FACULTY— ALL ADDING A BIT OF UTILITY TO THE MATERIAL AS IT PASSES ALONG THE ASSEMBLY LINE OF EDUCATION. THE MATERIAL . . . STUDENTS— MOSTLY HOME GROWN, BUT SOMETIMES IMPORTED FROM OTHER STATES AND COUNTRIES — PREPARING TO FULFILL THEIR DUTIES TO GOD AND COUNTRY. THE SPIRIT . . . OUAMPI — CAN ' T BE EXPELLED. BUT NEVER GRADUATES— THE UNDYING SPIRIT OF OMAHA UNIVERSITY ' S GROWTH AND PROGRESS. PRESIDENT BAIL DR. MILO BAIL MARKED his third year as President of the University with progress de- spite many trying conditions. A College of Education was established for the first time, and courses in the School of Adult Education were reorganized to enable night school students to get their degrees without attending day school. President Bail said he believed this to be a great step in the University ' s program of community service. These advances have been in the face of a great loss of students to the armed services. The student body fell 25 per cent between the first and second semester. Dr. Bail was instru- mental in the change of induction policy which allows students to be deferred to the end of the academic year and still enlist in the service of their choice. Dr. Bail spent the first part of the school year recovering from a heart at- tack which he suffered last August 4. Behind the President ' s desk PRESIDENT EMERITUS ALTHOUGH HE IS retired as university presi- dent, Rowland Haynes, now President Emeritus, is still active in the university and in civic affairs. Haynes, president from 1935 to 1948, now teacties in the Adult Education Department. Courses he has innovated are Personal Develop- ment, Job Advertising and Human Engineering. As chairman of the Education Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, Haynes shows Omaha business men the city ' s educational problems. BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVAL of new courses and col- leges, financial reports, budget recom- mendations and faculty appointments are only a few of the Regents ' chores. Officers of the Board of Regents in- clude Herbert Marshall, president; W. Dean Vogel, vice-president; George C. Pardee, secretary; Miss Alice C. Smith, assistant secretary; and William Ross King, attorney for the Board. Other members are W. H. Campen, Farrar Newberry, Thomas C. Quinlan, Robert H. Storz, Mrs. A. C. R. Swenson, Dr. Milo Bail, Charles Hoff, and Roman Hruska, who replaced the late Ray R. Ridge. IN MEMORIAM THE UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA lost an excellent regent and one of its best friends when Ray R. Ridge died October 24, 1950. Ridge was appointed a regent December 1, 1948. He served as chairman of the Faculty and Students Relations Committee, and was a mem- of the Retirement Committee and the Alumni Re- lations Committee. His sound advice and counsel will be missed by students and faculty alike, for his constructive support of the university greatly aided its growth. SCHOOL OF ADULT EDUCATION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF Everett M. Hosman, the School of Adult Education hod another successful year. Hosman also heads the University summer sessions, and graduate discussion. Guidance workshops and a Bachelor of General Edu- cation are two more courses which have been added to the curriculum offered by the School of Adult Edu- cation. A total of 3,756 students registered in night school classes during 1950-51. This almost equaled the enroll- ment of the day school. A newly-formed Student Council originated the idea of providing the night students with coffee periods to liven up the three-hour class period. The council con- sisted of a group of students who considered programs which might benefit the evening students. City seminars were another valuable project under the direction of the Adult Education school. All Oma- hans were invited to attend these meetings. Under Hosman ' s direction — night classes were offered in many fields. ALUMNI OU ' S ALUMNI Association is continuing its services to the students and the university. Typical of its latest activities is a new magazine, " The Injun, " published quarterly by the OU alums. Executive Secretary Dale Agee steers the group from the Alum Office at the University. Traditional social activities of the association, such as the Homecoming festivities and the annual Lang Syne Dance are still the highlights of the year. In the spotlight as a new event is Achieve- ment Day, honoring successful alums in the busi- ness field. President of the Alumni Association is Joe Baker. Miss Henrietta Kieser is vice-president; Mrs. Jessie T. Jones, secretary; Emmett Dunaway Jr., treasurer. Dale Agee — keeps the alums unified. FACULTY- 1951 Activities, discussions, luncheons, keep OU faculty well informed Faculty members had their own " extra-curric- ular activities during the year. The Faculty Wom- en ' s Luncheon Group met each Tuesday noon in the cafeteria for the discussion of new ideas and current affairs. With Mrs. Mildred Gearhart as chairman for the first semester and Miss Ellen Lord for the second semester, the women dis- cussed such subjects as the achievements of prom- inent American women, local and national civil defense, and important men in literature. The Faculty Men ' s Luncheon Group furnished a notable example of the intellectual interests of the faculty. This group of 14 professors, organ- ized in 1949 by Dr. Wilfred Payne, met every Thursday noon in room 100 for the discussion of ideas on an academic level. During the meetings the group discussed such varied topics as existen- tialism, developing the student into a complete man, and the question of the survival of free enterprise. Guests included leading citizens of Omaha and visiting dignitaries. Faculty members served on many of the ad- ministrative committees of the University. These included committees on honors, library, scholar- ships, publications, athletics, student activities, student assemblies and convocations. Lunch, and a chance to relax in the faculty club room WITH A WELL QUALIFIED faculty of 78 full- time members, Omaha University is one of the leading centers of higher learning in this part of the country. The administration is fully aware of the importance of inspired teaching and is con- stantly striving to get the best instructors avail- able. Eight new instructors were appointed during the 1950-51 school year. Bruce A. Linton became the new Speech Department Head. Robert S. McGranahan took over as Head of the Journalism Department and the Office of Printing and Gen- eral Information, replacing Robert S. Mossholder. Dr. Avery L. Stephens was the new head of the reading clinic as well as a psychology and educa- tion instructor. Dr. Wilbur Brothers, who was ap- pointed to the College of Education last fall, was unexpectedly recalled into the service. He was replaced by Averno Rempel, a Canadian pro- fessor. Dr. Robert Fiester was a new addition to the Music Department. Other new full-time instructors were Charles M. Bull in business administration; Glenn D. Des- mond in English, and Raymond J. Wendell in art. BACK ROW: Linton, Stevens, DeWitt, Desmond, Brothers FRONT ROW: Wendell, Feister, Auten, Hurst, Bull. I ' ?5 5 CARL W. HELMSTADTER Ph.D., State University of Iowa Dean ol College of Applied Arts and Sciences Director of (he Division of Tecl nical Institutes Professor of Business Administration FRANK H. GORMAN Ph.D., University of Missouri Dean of College of Education Professor of Education W. H. THOMPSON Ph.D., Ohio State University Dean ol College of Arts and Sciences hiead of Department of Philosophy and Psychology Professor of Psychology THE DEANS ORMSBY L. HARRY M.Sc, Ohio State University Associate Dean of Students MARY PADOU YOUNG M.A., Columbia University Associate Dean of Students Assistant Professor of English JOHN W. LUCAS M.S. A., Ohio State University Dean of Students Head of Division of Business Administration Professor of Business Administralion DEAN ' S HONOR ROLL COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Andriana Adams Cecil D. Adkins Lawrence Adkins Patricia Ann Ahern Shirley Albert! Ctiarles D. Anderson Gwen R. Arner Donald J. Badger John D. Baldwin Harley Beber Jerome Belzer Rudolph Berryman Alyce Bezman Raymond A. Bohling Evelyn Bowerman Clifford Boyd Lois Brady Florence Brandt M. Jean Bressler Robert Brunken Richard L. Broderdorp Margaret Bromberg Dean R. Brown Dorothy D, Brown Willis M. Brown Doris Buffett Doris O. Burnet Lloyd R. Buzbee Raymond L. Cap Doris Copps Richard J. Carlson Catherine D. Carre Richard W. Carson Avis Clapper Dixie Clark Donald W, Cline Chester Colvin Hilda Cutler Richard Alan Day Herbert Denenberg Roy Denker Je an Duncan Dolores Durnell Raphael Edgar Donna Edstrand Barbara A. Evans Marilyn E. Everett Charles Farnham Albert Feldman William Fifzsimmons Douglas Forbes Dorothy H. Franzen Barbara Frederiksen Hazel Frost Mary E. Gardner Marlene H. Gatz Jacqueline Geilus Donald Gibson Norman Goldenberg Horry L. Golding Phyllis Gordon Leon Gorham Paul Greenlee Marilyn Groff Robert Guide Paul G. Gustavson Stanley A. Hogsctrom Andrew M. Hansen Delmar J. Hansen Donald C. Hansen Mary Alice Hanson Clayton Hartley Charles H. Hayes Dorothy J. Hays Marion Heiser William Higley Noncy Hilemon Charles A. Murray Gwendolyn Srb Robert Hilsabeck Thomas Nagengast Edward Stech Alice Hoffmon Marbeth Negethon Robert Steiger 1 nVorriA Hoffmnn LUVClllC ll ' JIIili ' -J ' ' Richard C. Nelson Eugene Step FroHorir Hnmnn Suzanne Nelson Solly Step P 1 if k Hnrn ( U I n M U 1 F 1 Pauline Noodell Darlene Stephenson Beverly House Harold Oberman Wayne Stevens Lorno Jespersen Horuko Oharo MauHrey Stewart Bon Johnson Gloria Olderog Taylor Stoehr Helen E. Jones Joan E. Olsen Judith Swafford MoTQery Ann Jones Harriet Oviott Beverly Swohn Noncy Jones Donald L. Pedersen Wilfred Sykoro Som Kois Sally Penny Ona Thimgon Robert E. Keim Frank R. Peters Joan M. Thorson Vincent Kershow Howard A. Peters Dorothy Townsend R. Allen Kirby Alfred Pisosale James Townsend Joanne Kisicki H. Jeannette Pollard Thomas Towwnsend Carolyn Klauck Duone W. Post Kenneth M. Turner Edward Klima William L. Powers Joseph Twaranovico Robert Kundel George Rondol Nelda Vogler Donna L. Louderback Thelmo Rogers Doneley Watson Richard H. Levensky Gerald Roistein Dorothy Wotters Jeon Levenson Pauline Rudolph Ida Wettengel Sonya Lewis Eve Rundell Douglas White Nancy Lindborg Jean Sobatka Roberta Wilber Mary Ann Linn Paul Saltzman Alice Ruth Williams Steven Lustgarden Barbara Solyords Ann J. Williams JohnV , Madden Julonne Schmidt Everett S. Williams Earl Moddy Richard W. Schuett Kenneth Wilson Andrew Morinkovich Shelia Schwid Donald J. Wilson George Marling Ralph Selby Owen Winchell Nino McEwen George Selders Richard Winchell Burton McMillan Margaret Serofini Mary Winter Frank Menolascino Norman Shyken Roma Wistedt Donna P. Miller Ellen C. Simpson Wanda Wittmus Maxine Morledge Paul Skrekas Eileen Wolfe Dana Moseley Jerry Spain Robert Womacque John E. Moseley Edith Sparks W. Dale Womer Blanche York Lorelle Alford Shirley Allred Angelo Amoto Sue Ann Amick Donna J. Anderson Loretto Asche Clarence G. Avery Fred S. Barson Charles E. Beol Esther Beckner Arthur Belknap Robert W. Benecke Howard Berger Arlene Biel Clyde Birch Ingeborg Blomberg Sheila Blossom Patricio Boukol James R. Bradley Elaine Broiley Albert Bridgham Paul M. Bursik James R. Chapman Patricia J. Christensen COLLEGE Margaretha Cloeson Richard F. Clark Frances J. Clure Martin Colton John Conkling Robert E. Costello Celia Cowger Marilyn Cowger Dewey E. Crouch Connie L. Decker Jacqueline Dettman Lois Disney Patricia Doyle Floyd Elmgren Harold Elsosser Joyce Erdkamp Morris Fine Patricia Flood Berkley Forsythe Dorothy Friedman Mary Frost Irene Gamble Donald Gilmore Barbara Gottsch APPLIED ARTS Robert E. Greenwell Jeannette Gundersen Richard E. Horrell Robert L. Harville Edith Marie Hass Christina Hedelund Eugene C. Heins John F. Herke Clous N. Heyden Charles Huffman Doris A. Hugenberg Richard Huntington Scott Johnson Vernon Johnson Hugo Kohn Joseph Kohn Betty Karr Harold Keefover John Kolm Stanley Korol Eddie Kuklin Bonnie Kundel Elno Lindahl Kathryn Loukos AND SCIENCES Adaline Luers Edwin L. Marsh Robert McCurry Martha McMillan Marilyn Middleton Peggy Moneymaker Lawrence W. Moore Virginia Pappos Glenna Perkins Laurel Perkins Alfred W, Petersen Arnold Peterson Gloria Pheney Robert E. Pierce Charles Poulsen Diane K. Purdy Mary Jane Reineke Paul Rifkin Shirley Robins William Schnobrich John Schuchort Gordon Severa Robert Shrum Herbert Sklenor Barbara Smay Alfred E. Smith Ronald E. Smith Philip Springer Lee Stickman Frank Stuart Rolland Sweeny Maxine Thedens Neal Thomsen Delbert Villnow James F. Wall Orvol Watts Charlotte Weinberg Sallie Werrebroeck Othol White Phyllis J. Wilke June D. Williams Gilbert R. Wilson Margaret Sue Yetter Marie J. Zodino De Emmett Zerbe Mason Zerbe COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Mariorie F. Batie Dixie Ann Clark Mary E. Gardner Janice Nordell Maulfrey Stewart Dean R. Brown Laura Dopita Delmar J. Hansen Ralph Pettit Ward Strohbehn Doris Buffett Dorothy H. Franzen Donald C. Hansen Alfred Pisasale Beverly Swohn Al F. Caniglia Letitia Frazeur Patricio Livingston Jean L. Reid Joseph Twaranovico Joan Clapper Marlene Frye Gwendolyn Lof Hannah Scheuermann Nelda Vogler Andrew Morinkovich ■ Beldora Tacke, R.N., gives Burt McMillan a checkup. STUDENT SERVICES THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION Guidance Center provides testing and counseling services for students attending the University under the G.I. Bill of Rights. Fred S. Archerd supervises the ofFice. THE STUDENT HEALTH OFFICE gives complete phys- ical examinations to students each year and supplies first aid when needed. The office, in room 250, is under the direction of Dr. Maine C. Anderson and is run by Miss Beldora Tacke, a registered nurse. THE BUREAU OF ADULT TESTING AND GUIDANCE is responsible for testing all new students. A staff of competent psychologists and counselors offers help to each individual student ' s problems. THE SUPERVISED STUDY CENTER helps students to make up forgotten high school and college credits. It operates the year around. Center head, Mrs. Genevieve V oods, also takes care of correspondence courses. THE READING IMPROVEMENT CLINIC offers students a chance to increase their reading speed and compre- hension — a necessity in college and in later life. THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE cooperates with local business firms in providing specialized job training. THE AUDIO VISUAL DEPARTMENT distributes films, and slides and contracts for posters to help promote student activities. The dark room and photographic lab are located in the department. Mrs. Bette Gayer is in charge. THE STENOGRAPHIC BUREAU, headed by Mrs. Betty Miller, provides instructors, students and organizations with all mimeographed material. THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS are under the super- vision of Jack Adwers and his staff. These are the men who are responsible for the upkeep of the University. Adwers and staff in a rare moment of relaxation. A student gets assistance from Study Center head, Mrs. Woods. LECTURE SERIES TWO SERIES OF LECTURES during the 1950-51 school year provided OU students and faculty with a wealth of information on sub- jects ranging from the Korean situation to the understanding of great music. Eight speakers were on the calendar for the fifth annual Institute on World Affairs. The theme for the 1950 lecture series was " Are Freedom and Security Both Possible? " In the first speech Arthur Bliss Lane, a career diplomat for 31 years, told how the U.S. can combat Communism in his lecture entitled, " Our Foreign Policy— Right or Wrong? " Dr. Orient Lee, an authority on China, laid the blame for " China ' s Present Struggle with Communism " on the lack of American aid dur- ing the last few years. The eminent political philosopher Dr. T. V. Smith declared in his talk, " One World — Two Philosophies, " that limitation of human privacy is the prime factor dividing the United States and Russia. " Germany in the Perspective of History " was the subject of a talk by Dr. Eric Kollman, a noted historian and political scientist. Dr. Quincy Wright, the nation ' s leading scholar on international law described " The Role of the United Nations in the World To- day. " In examining the question, " Whither Korea? " Mrs. Induk Pahk, internationally famed lec- turer, pointed out that peace in the Far East depends on Korea ' s political strength. That " U.S. aid to Yugoslovia will help save Europe from Communism " was the opinion of Dr. Josef Korbel, former diplomat of the Re- public of Czechoslovakia, who is now pro- fessor of International Relations at the Uni- versity of Denver. In the final lecture of the series. Dr. Bernard Iddings Bell, religious educator and author on current American culture, predicted that " There will be no world peace until all nations are willing to surrender part of their national sovereignty to an international organization. In the first talk of the third annual Faculty Lecture series. Professor of Government Wil- liam T. Utiey asserted the need for examining the forces which influence our government policies. Bruce A. Linton, Director of Radio and Head of the Speech Department, told about the role of Radio as a propaganda weapon in " The War of Ideologies. " " Amos Kendall " The Great Power of the Jackson Administration, " was the title of a lec- ture by Frederick Adrian, assistant Professor of History. ■ With a plea for better understanding of the world ' s great music, Martin W. Bush, Professor of Music, brought a harmonic ending to the Faculty Lectures. Frederick Adrian talks on Amos Kendall at one of the Faculty Lectures. ADMINISTRATORS CHARLES HOFF 6. Sc., Universily ol Nebraska Vice-President lor business management Finance Secretary ELLEN LORD B.A.L.S., University at Michigan Head Librarian Instructor in Library Science VIRGIL YELKIN 6. Sc., University ol Nebraska Director ol Athletics and Physical Education lor Men ALICE C. SMITH 6. A., University ol Omoha Registrar JOHN E. WOODS B.A., Hamline University Director ol Vocational Head ol Veteran and Military tnlormation Service Counseling and Placement Darn those decimal points . . . JOHN W. KURTZ M.Sc. in M.E., Stale University ol Iowa Assistant Prolessor of Engineering WILLIAM H. DURAND 8. Sc., University ol Omaha Assistant Prolessor ol Engineering JAMES H. BROWN BME, B.Sc, University ol Minnesota Assistant Prolessor of Engineering CARL W. HELMSTADTER Ph.D., State University ol !owa Prolessor ol Business Administration CHERYL H. PREWETT M.Sc, OWahoma A. M. Assistant Prolessor ol Education Evidently they brew their own Hadacol . . . NELL WARD Ph.D., Harvard University Head ol Department of Chemistry Professor of Chemistry LAURENCE A. FRYE M.Sc, Sfate University ol Iowa Assistant Professor of Chemistry M.P.BARDOLPH Ph.D., Sfale University of Iowa Associate Professor of Chemistry PAUL J. STAGEMAN M.A., University ol Iowa Assistant Professor of Chemistry Did you really study at Oak Ridge? HODGE W. DOSS M.A., University ol Missouri Instructor in Mathematics and Physics JOHN G. McMillan M.A., University ol Nebraska Assistant Professor of Physics HARRY L. RICE M.Sc, University of Iowa Associate Prolessor of Mathematics JAMES M. EARL Ph.D., University of Minnesota Head ol Department of Mathematics Professor of Mathematics Lepidoptera, coleoptera, helicoptera . . . LESLIE N. GARLOUGH Ph.D., University ol Minnesota Head of DeparlmenI of General Sciences Prolessor of Bio ogy Chairman, Natural Sciences RUSSELL C. DERBYSHIRE Ph.D., Iowa Stale College Assistant Professor of Zoology and Anotomy OK . . . OK . . . We ' ll flip for the coffee! Well, take the picture . . . C. GLENN LEWIS B.A., University ot Iowa instructor in Business Administration R. WAYNE WILSON LL.B., University of Illinois Assistant Professor of Business Administration CHARLES M. BULL M.B.A., University of OWahomo Instructor of Business Administration PAUL GROSSMAN M.Sc, in Accounting, University of Illinois Associate Professor of Business Administration WILLIAM CLYDE HOCKETT M.B.A., University of Denver Instructor in Business Administration ALVIN GOESER M.A., Cre ghfon University Assistant Professor of Business Administration HURFORD H. DAVISON M.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration Director, Department of Retailing CARL W. HELMSTADTER Ph.D., Sfofe University of Iowa Professor of Business Administration JOHN W. LUCAS M.B.A,, Ohio Sfofe University Head of Division of Business Administration Professor of Business Administration DON O. NELSON M.A., Colorado State College of Education Assistant Professor of Business Administration LETA F. HOLLEY M.Sc, University of Denver Assistant Professor of Commercial Arts The Pepsodent kids . . . ERNEST GORR 6. Sc., University of Nekiraska Instructor in Physical Education M.A,, University of Iowa JAMES E. BROCK -Assisfonf Professor of Physical Education VIRGIL YELKIN B.Sc, University of Nebraska Assistant Professor ot Physical Education DONALD J. PFLASTERER B.A., University of Omaha Instructor in Physical Education LLOYD CARDWELL Instructor in Physical Education " ... I bet you say that to all the girls. " Oh, well ... you can ' t win them a! RODERIC BAIRD CRANE M. .A., University of Chicago Assistant to the President Head of Department of Economics Professor Economics Chairman, Social Sciences J. G. SOMNY M.A., State University of Iowa Assistant Professor Economics and Sociology GEORGE L. WILBER M.A., University of Michigan Assistant Professor Sociology T. E. SULLENGER Ph.D., University of Missouri Head of Department of Sociology Professor of Socioiogy CATHERINE A. THOMAS M.Sc, Indiana State Teachers College Instructor in Sociology f " OK . . . I ' ll sign up for modern dance. " VERAL. DUERSCHNER B.Sc, University of Omaha Instructor of Physical Education for Women IRMA LOU WILCOX B.Sc, L niversify of Nebraska Instructor of Physical Education for Women Si . . . oui . . . and emphatically yah! CHRISTOPHER S. ESPINOSA Ph.D., Un vers ty of Rome, Italy Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures RAYMOND J. MAXWELL M.A., University of Illinois Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures ALICE WEISSKOPF M.A., University of Wisconsin Instructor in Foreign Languages and Literatures GERTRUDE KINCAIDE M.A., University of Nebraska Head of Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Yes ... I should imagine . . . " That ' s great — let ' s flunk him. " PAUL BECK M.A., University of Chicago Assistant Professor of History and Government FREDERICK ADRIAN Ph.D., Ohio Sfofe University Associate Professor of Hisfory J. LEE WESTRATE M.A., University of Chicogo Assistant Professor of Political Science WILLIAM UTLEY M.A., University of Arkansas Head of Department of History and Government Professor of Government SARAH TIRRFLL Ph.D., Columbia University Assistant Professor of History " Can you play the ' Blue Skir+ Waltz? I did it with my own little hatchet. " ROBERT W. FIESTER Ph.D., University of Iowa Ass sfanf Professor of Music Director of Band RICHARD EDWARD DUNCAN M.A., Ohio State University Director of Orcfiesfro and Choir Assistant Professor of Music MARTIN W. BUSH F.A.G.O., Head of Department of Music Professor of Musk RAYMOND J. WENDELL M.F.A., Yale University Instructor of Art M. ROBERT KOCH Ceramics Fine Arts, Ohio Stale University Assistant Professor of Art DOROTHY MAYHALL Ph.D., L ' Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris Instructor of Art BERTHE C. KOCH Ph.D., Ofiio Stote University Heacf of Deparlmenf of Art Professor of Art " Peter Piper picked a peck ... " " How about ' Blue Streak ' in the fifth? " BRUCE A. LINTON M.A., Northwestern University Acting Head of Department of Speech, Debate and Dramatics Director of Radio Assistant Professor of Speech PHILIP A. ALLEN B.A., University of Iowa Instructor in Speech FRANCES McCHESNEY KEY 6. Sc., University of Nebrosto Instructor in Speech JAMES D. TYSON M.A., State University of Iowa Assistant Professor of Speech RAY CLARK (no( pictured) A.B., Yankton College Instructor of Speech and Radio W. WILSON CLIFF M.A., University of Minnesota Instructor in Journalism ROBERT S. McGRANAHAN M.A., University of towa Acting Chairman of Department of Journalism Assistant Professor of Journalism " . . . and the wolf said to Little Red Riding Hood ... " The odds are 3 to I . . . HEDVIG c. M. NYHOLM M.A., Middlebury College AssislanI Professor of English LEONARD WEINER B.A., Universily ol Omaha Assistant Instructor in Er glish RALPH M. WARDLE Ph.D., Harvard University Processor of English GEORGE E. DEWITT B.A., University of Omaha Instructor of English Instructor in English ROBERT D. HARPER Ph.D., University of Chicago Associate Professor of English MILDRED M. GEARHART M.S., State University of Iowa Assistant Professor of English GLENN D. DESMOND B.A., University of Omaha Assistant Instructor in English The parole board . . . FRANCIS M. HURST B.Sc, C emson College Instructor in Psychology CLAUDE E. THOMPSON Ph.D., Ohio State University Professor of Business and Industrial Psychology W. H. THOMPSON Ph.D., Ohio State University Head of Department of Philosophy and Psychology Professor of Psychology AVERY L. STEPHENS Ph.D., Ohio Slate University Assistant Professor of Educatio n and Psychology LESLIE O. TAYLOR Ph.D., University of Minnesota Associate Professor of Education " Have you tried our crepe suzettes? " NELLIE JONES B.Sc, Iowa State College Instructor in Home Economics ESNESTINE BOTTLEMY B.Sc, Southern lllinoh University Instructor in Home Economics MARGARET KILLIAN M.A., Columbia University Head of Department of Home Economics Associate Professor of Home Economics Ethically speaking . . . JOE R. KENNEDY B.D., Co ege of (he Bible Instructor in Ethics and Religion WILFRED PAYNE Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Professor P ii osophy Chairman, Humonanif es " Let ' s get this over with . . . we ' ve got an exann next hour " FRANCES E. WOOD M.A., Coiumbia L niversify Assistant Professor of Education FRANCES HOLLIDAY Ph.D., George Woshingfon Universify Associafe Professor of Education GEORGE S. PRITCHARD M.A., University of Michigan Assistant Professor of Education AVERY L. STEPHENS Ph.D., Ohio State University Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology LESLIE O. TAYLOR Ph.D., University of Minnesota Associate Professor of Education FRANK H. GORMAN Ph.D., University of Missouri Professor of Education FRED ABBOUD Bachelor of Science in Educafion Footba II; Baseba 1 1; Hockey; I ntra- mural Sports, boxing champion; Freshmen Class President; " O ' Club; Warriors. Aim: To be a first- stringer on the field of life. LORELLE E. ALFORD Bachelor of Science in Retailing " O " Club, secretary-treasurer; Retail Club, vice-president; Chris- tian Pel lowship, treasurer; Omi - cron Delta Kappa; Delta Sigma Pi; Student Council; Track; World Herald Retailing Scholarship. Aim: To learn more of the ways of God and man. BILLY GLEN ALLEN Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To raise a family that happy and free from want. JEAN M. ALLISON Bachelor of Arts, Major in Science Aim: Happiness. WILLIS BROWN . . . " Mr. President " of the Senior Class. Willis stepped into his ex- ecutive shoes in October and ap- parently enjoyed them completely until January. Then he learned Senior officers are personally re- sponsible for class debts. Recovered from that shock, he introduced the budget to the class, painstakingly explaining, " That one item is larger than usual; I made it that way so that the total would balance. " CHARLES D. ANDERSON Bachelor ol Arfs, Major in Biology Senior Class Secretary-Treasurei " O " Club, secretary-treasurei Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Gamma Mu Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma F Phi; Track; Intramural Sports George H. Lake American Histor Award, second place; Deansi Honor Roll. Aim; To moke at least one con tribution for the betterment o our world. ROBERT S. ANDERSON bachelor of Science in Business Administration Theta Phi Delta, pledgemoster; University Players, treasurer; War- riors; Alpha Phi Omega; Intra- mural Sports; Intramural Golf Medal; Ma-ie Day Skits; " The Corn Is Green; " " Ten Little I n- dians, " Stage Crew. Aim: To be successful in my life ' s work. LUPE J. ARENAS Bachelor of Science in Education Football, teom captain, most val- uable player; Basketball, team captain; Track; " O " Club; The- ta Phi Delta; Senior Class Vice- President; Athlete of the Year. Aim: To be a credit to my wife and to pro-football. LYNN D. ASHMORE Bachelor of Arts, Major In Natural Science American Chemistry Society. Aim: To be satisfied, but completely. N , MARVIN H. BANDOMER Bachelor of Science in Business Adminis rofion ' . elta Sigma Pi. ;•; im: To be efficient, effective, i,- and eager to get the most out of lite. MARJORIE A. BARNES Bachelor ol Arts, Major in English Alptia Xi Delta, chaplain; Home Economics Club; Feathers; Inde- pendents, Aim: New faces, new places. RAY D. BARR Bachelor ol Science in Business Adminisfrotion, associate litle in Accounting Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To achieve success and lead o happy and useful life. JOE ARENAS ... top man in athletics for the year, and vice president of the senior class. He took time out from a full athletics career to join Thetas and help out in " O " Club activities. In mid v inter, Joe pocketed a pro-football contract with the San Francisco Forty-Niners. All this, and he ' s handsome, too ... but married. RAY J. BEAL Bachelor of Science in Business Adrrjinistration ■■ Club. 1: To evolve to the highest egree of which I am capable. DONALD G. BENDEL Bachelor ol Fine Arts, Major in Art Tom Tom Rev Aim; To go doors marked pull and pulling doors marked push art director, right on pushing LEMUEL I. BINKLY JR. Bachelor of Science in fducofion Sigma Pi Phi. Aim: To do outstanding work in the teaching profession. RAYMOND BOHLING Bachelor of Arls, Major in Psychology Lutheran Student Association; University Chorus. Aim: To live o happy, wholesome, Christian life with a family to share it. DAVID L. BOLLINGER Bachelor of Science in Business Ac m n(sfra(fon Aim: To work hard and hit th top. JAMES D. BORLAND JR. Bachelor of Science in Business Adminislralion Alpha Sigma Lambda, secretary; Junior Class Secretary-Treasurer; Inter-pep Committee, president; Head Cheerleader; Omicron Pi Omicron; University Players; Tom Tom Revue, dance director. Aim: To make good in everything I do. DAVID H. BOWMAN Bachelor of Sci ' ence In Business Admi ' n strotfon University of Nebraska; Theta Phi Delta; Intramural Sports. Aim: To be healthy, v ealthy and wise and still remain normal. JAMES R. BRADLEY Bachelor of Science in fius ness Adm n sfrofion, Major in Accounting Delta Sigma Pi, treasurer; Sigma Lambda Beta; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: CPA. FLORENCE HIGBY BRANDT Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Deans ' Honor Roll . Aim; To live for others and not myself. CHARLIE ANDERSON . . . " The big man with the big smile " of the Class of ' 51. Aiming for a teaching career, Charlie piled up 0 scholastic and athletic record during his first three years that rated him membership in Omicron Delta Kappa. He kept even busier his senior year with a job, his treasurer ' s post, practice teaching, track, and G family. His major occupation seemed to be showing off pictures of young Suzie, who joined the family in December. ANTHONY BRECI Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Theta Chi. Aim; To be a success. NEWELL D. BREYFOGLE Bachelor of Science in Education " O " Club; Baseboll; Basketball; Intramurals. Aim: To get the most out of whatever I do. LAD J. BREZACEK Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government Aim: To be healthy, happy and successful. t RICHARD L. BRILEY Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: To achieve all that my fam- ily believes I will. JOHN R. BROCK Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: Happiness. WILLIAM M. BROWN Bachelor of Science in Retailing Retailing Club, president; Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: Always look at the brighter side of life. WILLIS M. BROWN Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in History Senior Class President; Pi Gam- ma Mu; Independent Student As- sociation; " O " Club; Sigma Pi Phi; Basketball; Track; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To live a long, happy, and successful life. WAYNE L. BROWNING Bachelor of Science in Bui ness Ac min s ro (on Aim: Hotel and restaurant man- agement. 1- THE STUDENT CENTER . . . also known as " The Shack. " During class breaks, and some- times during classes, you ' ll find an unforgettable combination of friends, checkers, coffee, and the juke box. Ping pong, and then dancing helped to while away the times between exams and term papers. Gordon Best was in charge of the Center this year. JOHN C. BRYAN JOHN BUCHANAN DORIS BUFFETT RICHARD LEE BUTTERY Bachelor of Arts, Major in Bachelor of Science in Bachelor ol Science in Bachelor of Science in Business Mathematics Business Adminislrolion Er ucation Administration Sigma Pi Phi, secretary, presi- Vocations Doy, seminar choir- Deans ' Honor Roll; Honor Schol- Delta Sigma Pi, Historian, dent. man. orship; Vocations Day; Sigma Tau im: To climb the ladder of in Aim: To live long enough to see Aim: Moke sense as well os Delta. come lax brackets, the world at peace. money- Aim; Happiness. Aim: AL F. CANIGLIA Bachelor of Science in Educafion Coaching and teaching. RICHARD JOHN CARLSON Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Kappa Mu Lambda; Tom Tom Revue, music director; University Symphony; University Band, Aim: To take seriously the job of making life fun. RICHARD J. CHRISTIE Bachelor ot Sicence in Eduzation Football. Aim: Happiness. RICHARD F. CLARK Bachelor of Science, Major in Writing Gateway, copy desk, makeup ed- itor, news edi tor; Tomahawk; Deans ' Honor Roll; KBON Day. Aim: To start what 1 finish. JEAN DUNCAN . . . the Energy Kid on campus. Tiger led the cheerleaders, In- ter-pep Council, and capped off her school spirit activities by nabbing Homecoming Princess honors. Even v ith her dav n to dusk extra-curriculars, she still had the pep to score scholastically. Lately the characteristic Duncan enthusiasm has spread from campus life to talk of silver, china, and a summer wedding. MARTIN N. COLTON Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Plii Eta Sigma; Corinthian So- ciety; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To combine success with happiness. JOHN A. CONKLING JR. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering University Band; Independent Student Association; Engineers Club; United States Merchant Marine Academy. Aim: To succeed in my chosen field. . CAROL J. COOPER 6oc ie or of Arts, Major in Sociology Alpha Kappa Delta, treasurer; Kappa Psi Delta, social chairman, sergeont-at-arms; Sociology Club, president; Association for the Study of Group Dynomics, secre- tary-treasurer; Homf ' Economics Club; Feothers; Colonial Dame Scholarship. Aim; To live by the Golden Rule. FRANCIS W. CRONIN Administration and Engineering Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Aim: To have a family and friends. WILLIAM A. CRONSTROM Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, associate title in Accounting DeUa Sigma Pi, junior warden. Aim: A successful position and c happy life. SHIRLEY M. DAVIDSON 6oche or of Arts. Major in Psychology Aim- To be clear of heart " and mind. JACK L. DABNEY Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering, associate title in Drafting and Mechanics Aim: To get what I can as fast OS I can. JOHN DE LA CASTRO Bachelor of Science in Busine t Administration Aim; To be a living asset to my God, my wife, and the de- mocracies of the world. PLACEMENT OFFICE . . . They soy " The student is the poorest person in the world, " but here at OU, the Placement Office helps to remedy the sit- uation. Directed by J. E. Woods, this office helps to find full and part time iobs for students, both while in school and after graduation. The student is placed in a business which conforms, when- ever possible, to his chosen line of work. Valuable experience under actual working conditions is the result. RICHARD E. DEUSER Bachelor of Science in Business Administration , associate title in Marketing Alpha Sigma Lambda. Aim: To be a man of distinction. CARL J. DISTEFANO Bachelor of Science in Education Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: Happiness. HUGH CAMPBELL DUERSON Bachelor of Science In Reiailing Retailing Club, secretary; Delta Sigma Pi, efficiency chairman; Kappa Sigma; Retailing Scholar- ship; University of Arizona. Aim: To leave more than I take by olways doing my best hap- pily. JEAN DUNCAN Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spanish Inter-pep Council, president; Head Cheerleader; Student Coun- cil, Campus Chest Chairman, Homecoming Co-chairman; Co- rinthians; Pinfeathers, student advisor; George H. Lake History Scholarship, second place; Deans ' Honor Roll; Commencement Ush- er; Waolciya; Junior Prom Queen; Homecoming Princess. Aim: To return in future years and see O.U. overflowing with school spirit. NORMA JEAN ELFLINE Bachelor of Science in Education Rockford College; Chi Omega, rush chairman; Sigma Pi Phi; Tom Tom Revue; Beauty Contest; Feathers; Style Show; Junior Prom Queen candidate. Aim: To enjoy life and help others to do the same. DAVID A. ELMORE Bachelor of Science in Business Administralion Theta Phi Delta, vice-president, parliamentarian; University Play- ers, vice-president; Alpha Psi Omega; Student Council; King Satan; " Ring Around Elizabeth " ; ' " Why the Chimes Rang " ; " Ten little Indians " , business mana- ger; Senior Dance Committee. Aim: To be of service. CARL S. FALCONE 6ache or of Arts, Major in Political Science Almr To be successful and hove many friends. FRANKE H. FINCK 6ache or of Science j ' n Business Adminlsiration , associate title in Accounting, associate title in Marketing Aim: High and true. EUGENE R. EMMETT Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spanish Independents; Christian Fellow- ship; Deans ' Honor Roll; High School Honor Tuition Scholarship. Aim: " So live that when my sum- mons comes to joint the in- numerable caravan which moves to that mysterious realm, I go not like the quarry slave at night scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed by an unfa I tering trust. ' GAYLE VIRGINIA EUST : Bachelor of Science in | Education Zeta Tau Alpha, president, i j,. president; Sigma Pi Phi, i , president, librarian - histo i Feathers; University Players; cations Day, student plar i committee. Education sem ■ Greek Week, workshop c i man; Tomahawk section h Commencement Usher; Waoki i Aim: To be wise, happy ; benefit others. BILL FITZSIMMONS would like to be in New York, listening to o philharmonic concert ... but that ' s for the future. Right now he gets a ki ck out of tinkering with his ' 36 Ford convertible hot rod. Though famous at OU for his violin, there ' ll be no more fiddling around for Bill after graduation, if Uncle Sam ' s plans prevail. DONALD P. FISHER Bachelor of Science in Educaion • O " Club; Basketball. Aim: To lead a happy and suc- cessful life. JOE A. FISHER 6oc ie or of Arts, Major in History Future Teachers of America. Aim; To be successful. DON E. FITCH Bachelor of Science in Educol on or Class Vice-President; Base- Basketball; " O " Club. To do everything I under- lie to the best of my ability. WILLIAM E. FITZSIMMONS 6oche or of Fine Arts, Major in Music Kappa Mil Lambda, president, vice-president; Corinthians, presi- dent; Omicron Delta Kappa; Deans ' Honor Roll; Vocations Day, seminar chairman; Tom Tom Revue; Orchestra, concert mas- ter; Chorus; University Players; W. H. Schmoller Scholarship; Em- mo Metz Scholarship; Senior Day Committee; f ai-ie Day Skits. Aim: To achieve happiness and success through a well spent life. THE FORE READING ROOM . . . Dedicated in memory of the late Horry F. Fore, former English in- structor, the Reading Room was officially opened November 1. Miss Ellen Lord, librarian, re- ceived the keys for the room at the Founders ' Day Convocation from Dr. Ralph Wardle, who headed the committee which planned the memorial room. The open shelf collection is de- partmentalized under art, drama, sports, music, biography and his- tory. DOUGLAS L. FORBES Bocfiefor of Arts, Major i Music Koppa v u . Lambda. Aim: To bring music into hearts of many. DOROTHY FRANZEN 6ac ie or of Scinnrn in Education Sigma Pi Phi; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To get my degree. _ MARY FROST che or of Science in Dietetics a Chi Omicron; Corinthian ety; Home Economics Club; ima Pi Sigma; Deans ' Honor To always do my best. RONALD N. GASS Bachelor of Science in Business Administrafion Aim: To become a part of the United States great business world. JACQUELINE ANN GEILUS Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Music Student Council, secretary; Inter- sorority Council, vice-president; Alpha Lambda Delta, secretary; Sigma Chi Omicron, vice-presi- dent; Zeta Tau Alpha, scholar- ship chairman; Kappa Lambda Mu; Corinthians; Waoklyo; Deans ' Honor Roll; Most Outstanding Sorority Girl; Homecoming Co- Chairmon; Senior Donee Com- mittee; Chorus Accompanist. Aim: To promote a greater love and understanding of music in the world, especially for chil- dren. WILLIAM S. GLICKFIELD Bachelor of Aris, Majors In English and Speech Alpha Sigma Lambda; University Players; Tomahawk Staff. Aim: To keep my head above the bar. RICHARD L. GOLDMAN Bachelor of Science in Retailing Aim; Success. EUGENE M. GOLLEHON Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Alpha Sigma Lambda, vice-presi- dent; Engineers Club; American Society of Civil Engineers, Uni- versity of Nebraska Student Chap- ter. Aim: To continue studying vari- ous subjects so that i may bet- ter understond my purpose in life. WILLIAM V. GRASKOWIAK Bachelor o( Science in Engineering and Business Adm nisfral ' on Alpha Phi Omega. Aim: Success. WILLIS C. GRAY Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Kappa Alpha Psi; Pre-Med Club; Track; Intramural Sports. Aim: To live an active, full life and to face the future with de- termination. TOM TOWNSEND . . . Doesn ' t hove any truck v ith yogurt, black strop molasses, fortified milk, or even Hadocol. Nevertheless, he bids fair to re- place Superman ... at least as far as Omaha U is concerned Not only has Tom glided to a straight " A " scholastic average . . . but he did it while going in strong for extra-curriculars. All of which is appropriate enough, considering his initials are TNT. JOSEPH E. GRISAMORE Bo ' :he or of Arfs, Major in Sociology Sociology Club. Aim; To do my best in whatever I attempt. LAWRENCE A. HAMAN 6oc ie or of Science in Business Administration . . University of Nebraska; Theta Phi Delta; Football; Hockey. Aim: To adapt myself to the sit- uation at hand. PAUL G. GUSTAVSON Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To live as long as possible and make as much money as possible. C. EUGENE HAMPTON Bachelor of Arfs, Major in Psychology Student Council; Sophomore Class President; Theta Chi , Greatest Contributor to Chapter Welfare; Sigma Pi Pht; Omicron Delta Kappa. Aim: To always hove at least one flollor and one cigarette, NADINE L. HANCOCK Bachelor of Science in E ducation Aim: Security. ANDREW M. HANSEN Bachelor of Arls, Maior in Malhemalics Corinthians; Independents; Uni versity Regents Scholarship; Sig- ma Pi Phi; Gamma Pi Sigma; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: As a teacher, to continue learning while helping others to learn. MARY ALICE HANSON • Bachelor ol Art " ,, Major in Psychology Zcta Tau Alpha; Tomahawk Staff; Tom Tom Revue. Aim; To be of service to my fel- low man, parficulorly those who are mentally ill. FREEMAN N. HARRIS Bachelor of Srionro in Sus ness Ac minis rolion Aim: To make money in a pleas- ant way. GLENNA PERKINS . . . cool, calm and collected Ed- itor of the paper. But steering the course of the Gateway was only half her job. The slender, efficient blonde also handled receptionist duties at a local ra- dio station, and boosted the Air Corps at every chance. Her future includes a summer wedding and a home in " Texas, I hope, " or wherever Air Cadet husband-to-be Don will be sta- tioned. CLAYTON HARTLEY Boche or ol Arts, Mojor in Biology Aim: Biological Aide. EDA REE HASS Boche or of Science in Home Economics Koppa Psi Delta, president; Home Economics Club, president, vice- president, historian; Waokiya, vice-president; I ntersorori ty Coun- cil, treasurer; Alpha Lambda Delta; Association for the Study of Group Dynamics; Gamma Pi Sigma; Delphian Scholarship. Aim: To own a copper chafing c ' ' th and a lifelong subscrip- tion to " Gourmet. ■■ LAWRENCE A. HATCH Bachelor of Science in Education Texas Beta Cost of Delta Psi Omega. Aim: To live in Paris — as a civilian. MARILYN J. HAYES Boche or Scfence fn Wnd ' ng Sigma Kappa, historian; Phi Sig- ma Chi, historian; Feathers, pub- licity choirman; Gateway, copy- reader, assistant society editor. Aim: To be successful in the field of journalism. DOROTHY HAYS Bachelor of Fine Ar s, Mo;or in Music Kappa Mu Lambda, vice-presi- dent; Zefa Tau Alpha; Feathers; Sigma Pi Phi; Un tversi ty Players; Deans ' Honor Roll; Tom Tom Re- vue; Music Week ConvocaHon; Madrigals; Chorus. Aim: To be a real musician. CHRISTINA HEDELUND 6oche or of Science in Home Economics Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To get my col lege degree before my daughter does. JOSEPH MARTIN HEFTI Boche or of Arts, Major in Chemistry American Chemistry Society, stu- dent affiliate, vice-president; In- tramural Sports. Aim; To go to Heaven. HOWARD D. MERRICK Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Pre-Med Club. Aim: To have a long and happy life. ROBERT J. HORAK 6ache or o Science in Busme,;- Adm n stroh ' on Theta Chi; State Real Est Scholarship; TV program in r estate. Aim: To be a human dynamo the field of real estate c acquire a cute wife. JACKIE GEILUS . . . busy all the time, but loves it . . . " v ouldn ' t know whot to do with myself if I wasn ' t. " Loves shrimp and cream puffs . . . weighs 118 pounds. Biggest thrill in on activity packed college career, was being chosen as this year ' s " Outstanding Sorority Girl, " at the Theta dance. Jackie wants to be a teacher, come June, either music or grade school. DIANE M. HOUGH Bachelor of Science in Writing Gamma Sigma Omicron; Uni- versity Players; Sigma Pi Phi; Gateway Staff. Aim: To watch Omaha Universi- ty continue to grow. KENNETH HOUNSHELL Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Sociology Club; Association for the Study of Group Dynamics. Aim: To someday sit down and figure out what my aim in life really is. NADINE HUFFMAN Boche or of Science in Education Achieved. K ICHARD L. HUNTINGTON r, oche or of Science in Business Administration iQmoln: Continued Happiness. ROBERT HYDE Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi; University Chorus. Aim: Teaching. HENRY H. ILTZSCH 6oc ie or of Arts, Major in Chemistry Theta Phi Delta; American Chem- istry Society, student affiliate; I ntromurol Sports. Aim: To be o success. THE LIBRARY . . . In cose you ' re writing a term paper on the " Mating Call of the Canadian Gurnuty " or " El Pari- cutin, its Cause and Effect, " the li- brary is the place for you. The above volumes are among the 1 5,000 volume collection which the government printing office has contributed to the library. In ad- dition to these, it has a collection of 76,000 volumes covering every possible field. ROBERT L. INNESS Jochelor of Science in Business Adm nisfroffon pho Sigma Lambda, m: Happiness. KENNETH C. ISKE Baclielor of Science in Business Adminisiraiion Aim: A successful career and happy home life. ROBERT G. JANNEY Bacfielor of Arts, Major in Science Theta Phi Delta. Aim; To never stop observing and studying this fascinating v orld. JEROME J. JEFFERSON 6ache or of Arts, Major in History Aim: History is in the maki I ' ll help make it. LLOYD JELINEK . Bacfielor o( Arts, Major in Industrial Arts Engineers Club. Aim: Ngt a degree — ari activity. ALBERT JOHNSON JR. Bachelor of Fine Aits Kappa Alpha Psi; American Vet- erans ' CommiKee; Deans ' Honor Roll; Bertha Mengedoht Award; Artist- of the Year Award. Aim: Make a barrel of money and toke life easy. JACQUELINE JOHNSON Bachelor of Arfs, A4o or in Psychology Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: Worth-whi le work. NORMA GRACE JOHNSON Bachelor of Science in Nursing Deans ' Honor Roll; Nurses ' Semi- nar Chairmon. Aim: To be a grandmother. ROBERT D. JOHNSON Bachelor of Arts, Major in Business " O " Club; Football, Most Valu- able Player. Aim: To hove a son play football at Omaha University. ED KLIMA . . . believes in taking no chances . . . that ' s why he ' s graduating with a dual major in music and sociology, so that he can eventually either teach or do so- cial research work — other possibilities include staying in the Air Force in their career program. Ed wants to have the time to travel, stuff with sea food, and listen to long- hair and progressive music. ROY L. JOHNSON Bachelor of Science in Business Adminisfration , associate title in Accounting Midland College; Independents; Sigma Rho. Aim: To gain more ability to do the job. JOHN p. JONES Bachelor of Science in Education Interfraternity Council, vice-pres- ident; Alpha Sigma Lambda; " O " Club; Football; Hockey; Track, student manager; Student Activities Committee. Aim: Keep my nose clean. MILTON A. JONES Bachelor of Science In Education Tom Tom Revue. Aim: To die of old age. ROBERT NOBLE JONES Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Warriors, treasurer; Social Sci- ence Honorary; A. P.O.; Associa- tion for the Study of Group Dy- namics; Sigma Pi Phi; Sociology Club. Aim: To help others to help themselves to the happiness of life. SAM KAIS Bachelor of Science in Biology Deons ' Honor Roll; Pre-mcd Club; Intramural Sports; Wrestl- ing; Theta Xi; Nebraska Uni versity. Aim: To hold a healthy interest in as much as I can. RICHARD G. KEIM Boc ie or of Science in Writing, ossocfote title in Journolism Sigma Tau Delta; Gateway, fea- ture editor, photo editor; Toma- hawk, art editor, associate edi- tor; KBON Day; Office of In- formation photogropher. Aim: A place in " Who ' s Who " . JACK V. KELLOGG Bachelor of Science in Business Ac minis rolion and Engineering Aim; To live for today without fear for tomorrow. VINCENT E. KERSHAW Boclio of of Art:, Major in aiology Regents ' Scholarship; Deans ' Hon- or Roll. Aim: To live on inwardly peace- ful life. THE DEAN ' S OFFICE . . . from whence down slips and pe- titions come. This office serves both the scholastic and social sides, and is known to all. The Dean ' s Honor Roll and the Dean ' s Team, desired and dread- ed respectively, are the major problems for Deans Lucas, Young and Harry, but life is not that sim- ple, as they must also coordinate all other student activities. LEONARD L. KING Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Aim: Happiness. R. ALLEN KIRBY Bachelor of Arts, Major i Engfish Aim: To be successful i Episcopalian ministry. KEEVEE KIRSCHENBAUM Boche ' or of Science in Buiness Ac ministrofion Aim: High. LORRAINE KLAIMAN Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology University Players; Independents; Association for the Study of Group Dynamics; Sigma Tau Del- ta; Sociology Club; Regents Schol- orship; Tomahawk Stoff. Aim: Bo chelor of Arts, then a Master — probobly short, dork and homely. EDWARD J. KLIMA Bachelor of Fine Arts, Majors in Music and Sociology Kappa Mu Lambdo, treasurer, president; Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Delta; Theta Phi Delta; Sigma Pi Phi; Inter-pep Council, vice-president; Com- mencement Marsha 11; Corinthian Society; French All ia nee; Soci- ology Club; Band; Orchestra; Chorus; University Players; Tom Tom Revue; Vocations Day, sem- inar cha irn ' .jn; Senior Dance Committee; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To hove a lot of friends and to realize my hopes and ambitions. GEORGE L. KOHL Bachelor of Sicence in Business Adminisfration , associate title in accounting. Chi Lambda Sigma, Phi Eta Sig- ma, Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim; To live o long, useful, and enjoyable life. JOHN KOLM Bachelor of Science in Busf ' ness Administration Aim: To live a peaceful, con- tented life. WALTER KONIGSBRUGGE Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering Administration Ai m: To work I i Ite the dev while I ' m young and retire at an early age. JERRY LEFFLER . . . went in for campus activities in a big way. A committee meet- ing without LefFler was like life without a TV set. One of the most presiding men in the class, Jerry fought his way thru piles of petitions to hold, Presidencies in Alpha Sigs, Junior Class, Interfrat Council and Alpha Sig, which went national Sig Ep during his term. ELSIE M. KOUBSKY Bachelor of Science in Education Aim: To travel widely. ROBERT J. KRISS Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in Physical Education Vy ' restling. Aim: To do the greatest amount of good for the mosf people. STANLEY H. KROLL Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry American Chemistry Society, Stu- dent Affiliate, secretary-treasurer; Chemistry Club. Aim: To do whot I want — where I want. CARL J. KRUMMANN Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To remain o civilian. THEODORE M. KYSTER Bachelor of Science m Business Adminislralion Delia Sigma Pi. Aitrii To be happy. RUTH A. LANE Bachelor of Arts, Major in Business Admir islration Sigma Kappa, pledge sergeanl- ot-arms; Feathers; Deans ' Honor Roll; Inter-sororily Style Show. Aim: To moke my porents proud of me. JOHN W. LACY Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in Physicrjl Education ■ Q " Club; Baseball; Football. Aim: To be successful through- out life. HARRY N. LANGDON Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Theta Chi, vice-president, secre- tory; Alpha Psi Omega, vice- president, business monoger; Omi- cron Delta Kappo; Kappa Mu Lambda; Sigma Tau Delta; Phi Eta Sigma; Regents Scholarship; Honor Tuition; Tomahawk Staff; University Chorus; Madrigal Group; University Players; " Ten Little Indians; " " The Late George Apley; " " The Corn is Green. " Aim: To live by the standards which my education has given me. THE BOOKSTORE . a small sized Woolworth ' s, where all the necessities can be obtained. Everything from books and traditional school supplies to candy, gum, cigars and maga- zines is sold here, under the genial management of Bernard Koenig. As a special service student ' s used books are bought and re- sold for them. DONALD LaRUE Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Gamma Pi Sigma. Aim: To be a friend. JERRY LEFFLER Bachelor of Science in 8us ness Administration Alpha Sigma Lambda, president, vice - president; I nterfraterni fy Council, president, secretory; Junior Class President; Greek Week, chairman; Kappa Mu Lambda; Delta Sigma Pi; Uni- versity Bond; Intromurals; Board of Student Publications; Inter-Pep Council; Tom Tom Revue; Chorus; Orchestra; Tomahav k Staff; Jun- ior Prom Chairman; Faculty Com- mittee on Studenf Activities; KBON Day. Aim: To live and let live. NANCY LINDBORG 6achp or of Arts, Major in Music Alpho Lrmbda Delta, treasurer, senior adv.sor; Kappa Mu Lambda, historian. Kappa Lambda Mu, vice-president; Waokiyo; Corin- thians; Humanities Fellow; Hu- manities Assistant; Classics Club; University Honor Scholarship; Deans ' Honor Roll; Tomahawk Stoff, section head; University Chorus. Aim; To know and enjoy more of music. HARRY LOFT Bachelor of Science in Business Adminislration , associate fitle in Accounting Aim: To help make this a better world. p KATHRYN L. LOUKAS Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Gamma Pi Sigma, presidenf Home Economics Club, secrel ary Phi Delta Psi, sergeanf-at-arms Universit Players; Feathers; Vo cations Day, seminar chairman Deans ' Honor Roll; Honor Schol- arship; Alpha Psi Omega; " Death Takes o Holiday. " Aim: Life, liberty and the pur- suit. HERBERT JAMES LUCKS Bocheior of Science in Business Administration Delta Sigma Pi. Aim: To be one of the best ac- countants in the business. JOE A. MACCHIETTO Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Aim: To be successful in business and life. VERNON F. LUKE Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Aim: To hit the top in my field. JOHN WORTHINGTON MADDEN JR. Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Phi Eta Sigma, treasurer; Pi Kap- pa Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Humanities Fellow; Debate, first place origina I oratory; Nebraska Speech Tournament; Deans ' Hon- or Roll; Vocations Day Commit- tee; Corinthians; Un i versify of Michigan. Aim: High but shoot straight. Wash hands before eating. Success. Sleep eight hours. Be happy go lucky. Give up smok- ing. Figure out someday how Shakespeare and Milton helped me to sell insurance. STEVEN JAMES LUSTGARTEN Bachelor of Science in Education Deans ' Honor Roll; Basketbal ■■Q " Club. Aim; To be a successful coar minus the ulcers. HARRY LANGDON likes people, music, and danc- ing, the theatrical side of life. A Theta Chi, his interests extend to all phases of campus life, both scholastic and extra curricular. Music, iournalism and dramatic departments each counted him as one of their " most reliables. " Harry ' s future plans include a teaching career, preferably in the speech field. RICHARD LEO MAHER Boche or of Sc ence in Writing, associate title in Journalism Aim: To put ofF till to morrow what I can put off till tomor- row. THERESE M. MAHER 6oche of of Science in Home Economics Rosary College; Home Economi loi Club. Aim: To be successful in all dertokings. JERRY PATRICK MALEC chelor of Science in Business ■iministration and Engineering Health, wealth, and hap- piness. CHARLES MANCUSO Bachelor of Science in Education Football, honorary team captain; Wrestling; " O ' Club. Aim: To please my wife. ANDREW MARINKOVICH Bachelor of Science in Educafion " O " Club; Baseball; Deans ' Honor Roll; Vocations Day, com- mittee chairman. Aim: To be successful in all my ventures. JUNIOR J. MATZ Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi. Aim: To be a very good physical educator. THE LOUNGE . . . Through the haze of thick, gray smoke, post buzzing conversation- alists, pushing aside sleeping stu- dents. That ' s the student who has expectant hopes of getting in a couple of hours of study before an exam. Failing in this, said student can be found watching " Time " go by or taking a squint at " Life. " From this room come the an- nouncements heard on the P. A. system bearing bad tidings. LBERT G. McAllister 8ache or of Science in Retailing liling Club. Success in the Retailing ield. JEAN M. McDonald Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Tomahawk, editor; Gateway, news editor, society editor, copy desk; Zeta Tau Alpha; Sigma Chi Omicron, treasurer; Sigma Tau Delta; Board of Student Publica- tions; University Players; Senior Dance Committee; KBON Day; WOW-TV.; " The Late George Apley " , publicity. Aim: To see a humor magazine ot OU. JOHN R. McGILL 8ache or of Science in Business Administration Alumni Secretary; Alpha Phi Omega . Aim; To lead the life I love and love the life I lead. MARY Y. McGUlGAN 6ache or of Science in Education Gamma Sigma Omicron; Dean Honor Roll Aim: To teach in Colorado. HARRIET JEAN McLELLAN Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology Zeta Tau Alpho, rush chairman; Universi ty Players; Home Eco- nomics Club; Tom Tom Revue; Senior Dance Committee. Aim: To become better each day. ROBERT B. McNUTT Bachelor of Science in Writing Gateway, sports editor, photo editor; Tomahawk, sports editor; " O ' ' Club, president; Base bo II; Football Banquet Committee; Ath- letic Publicity. Aim: To cover the world series for the AP. JAMES R. MEAD Bachelor of Science in Education Theta Phi Delta; Sigma Pi Phi; Sociology Club; Intramural Sports. Aim: Elementary school princi- pal. MAURICE S. MEICHES Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Aim: To see the world at peace. JEAN McDonald . . . the 1951 Tomahawk person- ified. The fact that you read this page — despite budget drops, rising costs, and enlisting staffers — is a tribute to her. With four years of student pub- lications work behind her, she looks forward to a journalistic job in TV. Privately, however, she admits a partiality to " par- ties, people and travel. " KENNETH MEYER Bachelor of Science in Bus Admin sfrot on Aim; To enjoy life. ROBERT F. MITCHELL JR. 8oche or of Science in Business Administration Theta Phi Delta, pledge treasur- er; Engineers Club; Vocations Day, real estate booth; Intra- mural Sports; University of Ne- braska. Aim: To become a successful real- DALE M. MIELKE Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To live a full and happy life. ALEX MORAR JR. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Theta Chi. Aim: To live to see and enioy i world at peace. MAURICE K. MOREA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Alpha Sigma Lambda, historian. Aim: Soles engineering. ROBERT D. MORRIS Bachelor of Science in Retailing Alpha Tau Omega; Retailing Club. Aim: To enjoy life. JO ANN MOULTON Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Kappa Mu Lambda; Tom Tom Re- vue; Chorus. Aim: To be happy with the one I love. ROBERT J. MURRAY Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in History Student Council; Deans ' Honor Roll; Omicron Delta Kappa; In- dependents; " O " Club; Pi Gam- ma Mu; Baseball; Basketball; School Golf Champion; Intramur- als. Aim: To live a healthy, honest, happy life. SALLY STEP . . . " OU ' s laughing girl " special- ized in keeping busy. A lit ma- jor, she also served on the stu- dent Council. During her senior year, she held the editor ' s post of a regional magazine, TV Showtime. Wherever she went, people remembered her quick wit and cascading giggle. They also re- membered the watchword, " Don ' t take a misstep; give the job to Miss Step. SUZANNE NELSON Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spanish and Education Kappa Lambda Mu; Alpha Lamb do Delta, president, junior ad visor; Chi Omega; University Players; Sigma Pi Phi; Band; Tom Tom Revue; Tomahawk Staff; Commencement Usher; Vocations Day, seminar chairman; Emma S. Metz Music Scholarship; Woakiyo; Honor Tuition Scholarship; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To enjoy life. DONALD E. NIELSEN Bachelor of Science in Business Administration , Major in Real Estate Warriors; Omaha Real Estate Boord Scholars hip; Intram ural Sports; I ntramura I Manager. Aim; To have a happy and suc- cessful life. TIMOTHY H. NELSON Bachelor of Science in Writing Sigma Lambda Beta; Intramural Boxing . Aim: Security in an unsettled world. JANICE NORDELL Bachelor of Arls, Majors in Education, Spanish, Psychology Kappa Psi Delta, decorations chairman; Association for the Study of Group Dynamics, presi- dent, secretory, treasurer; Chris- tian Fellowship, social chairman; Sigma Pi Phi. Aim: To rid the Tomahawk of " aims " in the future. AMOS NOSAL 6oche or o( Science in Business Administration Aim: To be of service to hu manity. HARUKO OHARA Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Aim: Teaching or social work. JO ANN OLSEN Bachelor of Arts, Major In Physical Sciences Doone College; Phi Delta Psi; Alpha Xi Delta; W.A.A., secre- tory; O. U. W. I.; Womens In- tramural Sports. Aim: In these troubled times my only aim is to hope for a peacefu I world in which to live. JACK C. OVERFELT Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Engineering Club; Independents. Aim: To be a success. HARRIET OVIATT Bachelor of Science in Education Zeto Tau Alpha, secretary; W, A.; University Players; Nebroiii P.T.A. Scholarship; Commen ment usher. Aim: To make my life worthwhf to others and to myself. NANCY LINDBORG . . . had only one thing to soy when she sow her Tomahawk picture . . . wait ' ll I get my hands on Simpson. " When Nancy gets her hands on her degree, it ' ll be with top scholastic honors. This brainy senior plays piano, organ and sings . . . dreams of teaching in a college or conservatory. HELEN M. PATANE Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology Independents; Feathers, secre- tory; Association for the Study of Group Dynamics; Sociology Club; Vocations Day, seminar chairman. Aim: To grow at least half on inch more. JOHN C. PEACE Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi; Pi Kappa Delta; Debate. Aim: To be always reaching for my goals. GLENNA D. PERKINS Bachelor of Science in Journalism • Gamma Sigma Omicron, pre dent; O.U.W.i.; Feathers; Inl sorority Council; Gateway, e tor-in-chief, city editor, nt editor, copyreader; Tomahc Staff; KBON Day. Aim: To be a number one st with a banner headline. HOWARD A. PETERS Bachelor of Arls, Major n Biology Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To live to see the endeav- ors of science directed wholly toward peaceful ends. JO ANNE PETERSEN 6oc ie or of Arts, Major in Er)gH$h Phi Sigma Chi, national conven- tion delegate; Feathers, cor- responding secretary; KBON Day. Aim: To be happy. KENNETH PAUL PETERSEN Bachelor of Science in Business Administralion and Engineering, associate iitle in Drafting Aim: Success. THE CAFETERIA . . . serpentine lines, six deep and miles long lead to this integral part of life at OU. Here, hot lunches are served at an average cost of 50c per student. Carolyn Auten plans the meals for the 700 students who eat there every day. Night school coffee sessions were also established this year. OBERT O. PETERSEN Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Honor Roll. Happiness . . . peace . urity. A. DALE PETERSON Bac ie or of Science in Business Administration , associate title in Accounting Delta Sigma Pi, chancellor, sen- ior warden; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim; A successful career and a happ home. ROBERT Bachelor of Aim: Success. E. PETERSON Sc enec in Education JEAN EVELYN PIERCE Bachelor of Science in Education Delta Sigma Theta, secretary; Al- pha Omega; Sigma Pi Phi. Aim: Never to be self-satisfied; always to delight in seeing, learning and doing more; to aim high, to achieve much, and to enjoy living. RONALD LEE PULLEN Bachelor of Science in Education Warriors, vice-president; " O " Club; Independents; Sigma Pi Phi; Inter-Pep Council; Football, student manager; Wrestling; In- tramural Sports, student direc- tor. Aim: To be o credit to my mother, without whose sacri- fices I coi ' td never hove re- ceived my education. ROBERT S. PYLES Bachelor of Sicence in Business and Engineering Administration Aim: To marry the right woman! ELAINE CHARLENE RAVITZ Bachelor of Science in Education Iowa University; Sigma Pi Phi, executive board. Aim: To enjoy every moment. MURIEL REEP 6ache or o Science in Nursing Aim: Public health nursing. GEORGE M. REID Bachelor of Science in Business Ac mim ' strat on, associate title in Personnel Wonogement The to Phi Del to, president; in- tramural manager, vice-president; University Players; Student Coun- cil; " Dust of the Road. " Aim: To serve society and to live successfu I ly. L. JEAN REID Bachelor of Science in Education Alpha Xi Delta, historian; Sigma Pi Phi; High School Honor Tu- ition; University Honor Tuition; Omaha Panhellenic Association Scholarship. Aim: Make hay while the sun shines. GERALDINE REZNICEK Bachelor of Science in Nursing Kim: To ecome a credit to my profession and to teach stu- dents in the field of nursing. ROBERT D. RHODES Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Alpha Phi Omega, secretary; In dependents. Aim: To succeed in life. PAUL RIFKIN Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Aim: To die of old age. BRUCE D. ROBERTS Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Music Alpha Sigma Lambda; Kappa Mu Lambda, vice-president; Bond; Or- chestra,- Inter-Pep Council; Tom Tom Revue; Omicron Pi Omicron. Aim: To be happy, to knov as much about music as possible, and to someday write some worthwh i le music. ROBERT W. ROBERTS Bachelor ol Science in Business Administration Aim: To lead a well-rounded life full of business, social and spiritual success. SHIRLEY ROBINS Bachelor of Science in Nuninq Aim: To help in the advancement of nursing education. GERALD J. ROITSTEIN Bachelor of Art i, Major in English Sigma Tau Delta, president; Phi Epsilon Pi; Pi Kappa Delta; Deoni ' Honor Roll; Interfraterni- ty Council; Debate Squad. Aim: To write the great American novel . THE HALLS ... seem reminiscent of Grand Cen- tral Station. From 7:45 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. they ' re full of hur- rying humanity — dashing to classes or out to the " Shack. " Quick chats ... a chance to talk to your week-end date . . . trying to avoid the prof whose class you ' ve skipped that day ... all a part of life at OU. ROBERT E. ROSENQUIST Bachelor of Arts, Major m History Gamma Pi Sigma; Deons ' Honor Roll. Aim; To survive. IRVIN RUDERMAN Bachelor of Science in Retailing, associate title in Marketmg Phi Epsilon Pi; Retailing Club; Tomahawk Staff; Gotev ay Staff; Intromural Football. Aim: To be a successful mer- chandiser. PAULINE RUDOLPH Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music Alpha Lambda Delta; Corinthi- ans; Kappa Lambda Mu; Honor Tuition Scholarship; O maho Sym- phony Orchestra. Aim: Private music instructor and member of symphony orchestra. MICHAEL J. RUSIN Bache or of Arts, Major in Bio ogy Aim: Dentist. ROBERT D. SATRAPA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration , major in Real Estate Theta Chi; Warriors, secretary; Vocations Day, seminar; Intra- murals manager; Tom Tom Re- vue; Senior Gift Committee. Aim: To accomplish at least one important thing in my life. GLORIA SCHIRO Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Zeta Tou Alpha, secretary, so- cial chairman; Home Economics Club; Feathers; University Play- ers; Deans ' Honor Roll; Voca- tions Day, seminar chairman; Tom Tom Revue. Aim: To recognize my aim when I find it. KENNETH SCHLEUSENER Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To manage. HAROLD V. SCHOULTZ Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Aim: To see how it all turns ou t. GORDON SEVERA . says the best thing that ' s ever happened to him was English 112... where he met Jackie. OU ' s cross country race win- ner, Gordon lists his maior problem as " getting to classes on time. " It didn ' t seem to affect his grades any, maybe because the ODK president is iust natur- ally brainy. Gordon hopes to eventually cash in on his Bus Ad major. ABBIE SCHULZE Bachelor of Science in Nursing Aim: To succeed in my chosen profession. RALPH I. SELBY Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government Pi Kappa Delta, vice-president- Alpha Phi Alpha, vice-president; Phi Eta Sigma; Corinthians; Dis- cussion Club; Departmental As- sistant; Deans ' Honor Roll; Var- sity Debate Squad; Track; Voca- tion ' s Day, department chair- man. Aim: Low School, University of Michigan. JACK SETZER Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Aim: To be constructive in i erything 1 attempt. GORDON SEVERA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Omicron Delta Kappa, president; Phi Eta Sigma; Corinthian So- ciety; Regents Scholarship; Uni- versity Scholarship; Deans ' Hon- or Roll; Track; Golf; Hockey; In- tramural Sports, cross - country race winner, 1949; Vocations Day. Aim: Always to make the most of today. ALVIN W. SHEPARD helor of Science in Engineering and Business Ac ministration combine brains and brawn in a successful business. LAWRENCE N. SHORT Bachelor of Science in Business Adm nfs rof ion ndependents. Aim: To live and be happy in whatever I do. HARLAN BERNARD SHIRES Bachelor of Science in Bw.ine ' . ' , Administralion Delta Sigma Pi, junior warden, headmaster; Intramural team manager; University Band; Voca- tions Day; Honorary Ad-Sell League Member. Aim; To keep a smile on my face and my winnings high. CHARLES D. SICKLES Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To make figures work for VISUAL AIDS . . . haunted by students who need a poster drafted to plug a dance, or a football game. This department is also the place where the films and slides you see in class come from. The darkroom, used by photog- raphy and journalism students is also a part of this popular office, which is under the direction of Bette Gayer. MARY CAROLYN SMART Bachelor of Science in Home Fconomfcs Home Economics Club. Aim: To be happy and successful in my chosen field. CLARENCE M. SMELSER Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Music Kappa Mu Lambda, secretary; Em- ma 5. Metz Music Scholarship; Chorus; Madrigo I Si ngers. Aim: To teach and serve others to the best of my ability. JOHN W. SMIDDY Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Basketball. Aim; Be a success. MARGARET ANN SMITH Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Zeta Tau Alpha, president, treas- urer; University Players, secre- tary; Panhellenic Council, secre- tary; Sigma Pi Phi; Tom Tom Re- vue; Senior Day Committee Classics Club; Spanish Club Deans ' Honor Roll; Cheerleader; Feathers; Tomahawk Staff; Greek Week Committee; Commencement Usher; Intersorority Style Show, Aim: To get my degree. WILLIAM P. SPELLMAN Bachelor of Science in Education " O " Club; Varsity Baseball; In tramurols. Aim; Good health and wealth. AGNES EVONNE SPERA Bachelor of Arfs, Mo or in Chemistry Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society, secretory-treas- urer; Band; Chemistry Club. Aim: To do OS much as I can with the little I have. ROBERT CLARK STEOMAN Bachelor of Science in Business Administration ■ O " Club; Football; Basketball. Aim: To see Omaha University de- feat Creighton in basketball. ROBERT W. STEIGER Bachelor of Arts, Major in Busfness Adm n; ' sfro ion Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To do my best today s that tomorrow I can do be ter. notice! ODK, who wins awards for talk- ing his way out of things . . . repre- sented the University successfully in forensic competition. Gene likes steaks anytime, any- place, anywhere . . . likes to talk anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. Pet peve for this year ' s Voca- tions Day chairman is to be ac- cused of baldness. Graduation, and the army will take care of his immediate future. JEAN STEINMAN Bachelor of Science in Education Chi Omega, vocations choirman, historian; Feathers; Sigma Pi Phi; Alpho Psi Omega; " The Corn is Green " ; " Ten little In- dians " ; Commencement Usher. Aim: Teaching; Trgveling; Tran- tjuility, EUGENE L. STEP Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics Corinthians; Omicron Delta Kap- pa; Pi Koppa Delta, president, vice-president; Vocations Day Chairman; Regents Scholarship; Deans ' Honor Roll; Intromurals. Aim; To be among those few who live to fight World War IV with clubs. SALLY STEP Bachelor of Arts, Mo o V in English Waokiya, president; Tomahawk, editor, advisory editor; Gateway, news editor, editorial writer; Board of Student Publications; Corinthian Society, secretory- treasurer; Alpha Lambda Delta, vice-president, president, junior advisor; Deans ' Honor Roll; Regents Scholarship; University Scholarship; Student Council, cof- fee hour chairman; Sigma Tau Delta; W.A.A,; KBON Day; Vo- cations Day. Aim: To get rid of the laugh. WAYNE E. STEVENS Bachelor of Arts, Major in Chemistry Pre-Med Club, president; Ban American Chemical Society; Gai ma Pi Sigma; Deans ' Honor Ro Aim; To become a good doct and relieve physical sufferin LEON I. STEWART Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spon sh, associate title in Education lish Club; Deans ' Honor Roll. To moke more money than y wife can spend. MAULFREY A. STEWART Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Kappa, vice - president; Koppa Psi Delta, secretary, pledge vice-president; Feathers; corre- sponding secretary, treasurer; Ponhellenic Council, treosurer; Sigma Tou Delta, secretory; Al- pha Psi Omega; Sigma Pi Phi; Wookiya; Deans ' Honor Roll; Commencement Usher; Gateway Staff; Tomahawk Staff; " The Corn Is Green " ; " Ten Little Indians " ; " A Dickens ' Christmas " ; Voco- tions Day, courtesy choirman. Aim: To live successfully and octively. WILBER STREET Bache or of Science in Business Adminislrotion and Engineering Engineers Club. Aim: To find time lor everything I want to do. BEVERLY JEAN SWAHN Bachelor ol Science in Education O.U.W.I., president; Feathers; president; Inter-Pep, secretary; Sigma Pi Phi, secretory; W.A.A., historian; Deans ' Honor Roll; Commencement Usher; Delegate to Phi Sigma Chi National Con- vention; Waokiya. Aim: To teach in Hawaii and live to be 100. THE REGISTRAR ' S OFFICE . . . could join death and taxes on the list of inevitables. Admission to the Univer- sity comes through this office, and stu- dents fill out a stack of multiplicatc forms there for every course they take. Headed by Registrar Alice Smith, this office is also the point of origin for report cards and scholastic records. WILFRED F. SYKORA Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government tudent Council; Theto Chi, easurer; Omicron Delta Kappa, orinthians. lim: To understand as much of the world as possible. HELEN TIAHRT Bachelor ol Science in Education Alpha Xi Delta; Intramural Bowl- ing; Phi Delta Psi, treasurer; OUWI. Aim: To live my life to the fullest — to moke myself happy through service to others. LEONARD TOPOLSKI Bachelor of Science in Business ond Engineering Administration Aim: Happiness and success. THOMAS N. TOWNSEND Bache or of Arts, ,Vla or in English, associate title in Journalism Omicron Delta Kappa, vice-presi- dent; Corinthians, vice-president; A.S.G.D., vice-president; Phi Eta Sigma; Student Council; Gate- way, editor, city editor, feature editor; Tomahawk, associate ed- itor; Deans ' Honor Roll; Univer- sity Scholarships; Tom Tom Re- vue, stage director; Vocations Day, seminar chairman. Aim: To show to others some of the fun, beauty and goodness the world has shown to me. JOHN C. TRAVIS Bachelor of Science in Business Administration University of Nebraska. Aim: To be happy and of to in success. JAMES W. TRIPLET! Bachelor of Science in E ducaiion : Go far, but straight. BARBARA TRUSTIN Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi. Aim: To educate and guide chil- dren to enable them to lead wholesome, we II - rounded I ives. JOSEPH ANTON TWARANOVICA Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi, president; Corin- thians; I nde pendents. Aim: To seek to know the right and to live by it. BILL SYKORA . . . OU ' s own " goodwill " am- bassador to Mexico. Bill left the campus in February to attend the National University in Mex- ico City on a scholarship. He kept busy at OU with Stu- dent Council committee work. Because of this, Bill skipped the 1950 Senior Day to study — and thereby missed being publicly tapped into ODK. He showed up for initiation later that day with a proud but red face. MARY ANN UPHOFF 6ac ' ie or of Science in Dietetics Phi Delta Psi; Home Economics Club; Vocations Day Committee. Aim: To live a happy and event- ful life. HOWARD P. VOGT Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering The fa Phi Delta , treasurer. Aim: To live a long, full life. MERRILL D. VAN PATTEN Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology, teaching certificate Lambda Chi Alpha; Senior Day Banquet Committee. Aim: To moke a million dollars. JAMES F. WALL Bachelor of Science in Business Administration , associate title in Accounting Base ba II, Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To graduate. ELIZABETH WARD Boche or ol Arfs, Major in Sociology Sociology Club. Aim: To leave posterity my laughter, not my teors, my ioys not my tears, and an icebox full of beers. DONELEY H. WATSON Boche or of Arts, Major in Mothemolics, ossociole li le in Eng neer ng Aim: To learn what is on the other side of the moon. LEIGH S. WATSON JR. Bachelor ol Science in Business Administration Tomahawk, photographer, photo editor; Gateway, photographer; Cheer Leader; Camera Club. Aim: Life at its finest. DOROTHY GORMAN WATTERS Bachelor ol Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi; " The Corn is Green, " student director. Aim: To be a good teacher. BUSINESS OFFICE . . . is the nexl- stop after the Reg- istror ' s Office. It is here that you pay for the privilege of learning. Under the management of Finance Secretary Charles Hoff the office also handles all ac- counts and purchasing done by the University. In addition to this, the office also makes out the payroll for students who v ork part-time for the school. PHILIP M. WELLMAN, JR. Boche or of Science in Business Adminisfrafior Omicron Pi Omicron, prc rdent, vice-president; University Players, ossistont technical director; Theta Phi Delta; Alpho Phi Omega; In- tramural Sports. Aim; Happiness. DOUGLAS WHITE Bochelor of Arts, Ma or in English Literature Alpho Psi Omego, president; Omicron Delta Koppo; Sigma Tou Delta; Corinthians; Univer- sity Ployers; Classics Club; Tom Tom Revue; Humanities Fellow; Deans ' Honor Roll; " The Late George Apiey, " leod; " The Male Animo I, " lead; " You Can ' t Take It With You. " Aim; I om anxious for to shine in the high aesthetic line of a man of culture rare — on inter- national bum. SALLIE MARILYN WERREBROECK Boche or of Science in Business Administrotion, ossociote fi e in Secretarial Practices Aim: To help build a home which will stand tor warmth and happiness to oil who live in or visit it. OTHOL P. WHITE Boche or of Science in Business Ac minis(ra (on, associate iille in Accounting Theta Phi Delta; Intramural Sports. Aim: To clv ays strive to better my position in life and yet to content myself with what I hove. ROBERT C. WHITE Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Aim: To make my life a success ROBERTA WILBER Bachelor of Arts, Major ;n Sociology Alpha Kappo Delto. Aim: To help people help them- selves. DORIS WILKERSON Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology. m: This is it. FREDERICK WILLIAMS Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Kappa Alpha Psi; I ndependenfs. Aim: To be a good professional man. ROMA WISTEDT Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ma or in Art Feathers; University Players; AK| pho Lambda Delta; Corinthians- Honor Tuition Scholarship; Dean:. Honor Roll; Archery; Commence] ment Usher. Aim: To live and learn. DOUG WHITE . . . can ' t think of any particular dislike, but figures he must have one. " It ' s something everyone should have, like a crease in your trousers. But I don ' t have one of those either. " Doug states a preference for " the three ' B ' s ' . . . Beethoven, Brahm, and Bartalk. " Famous for his performances, both on and off the stage, at OU, Doug has hopes of a career in the teaching field. DONALD R. WOOD Bachelor of Science in Education Sigma Pi Phi; Deans ' Honor Roll. Aim: To act the best and think the best today — not tomorrow. ROBERT B. WOODS 8oche or o Science in Business and Engineering Administration Engineers Club; Hockey. Aim: Not to follow, but to lead. WILLIAM GRANT WOODARDI Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Illinois Institute of Technology; Sigma Lambda Beta, president; vice-president, secretary; Alpha Phi Omega; Warriors; Interfra- ternity Council; Tomafiawk Staff. Aim: To be half the man my father is — a good Christian and a good Republican. MARY VIRGINIA WYNNE Bachelor of Science in Dielelia Home Economics Club. Aim: To lead a happy ond use- ful life. WILLIAM A. WYNN Bache or of Science in Biology Kappa Alpfio Psi. Aim: To be a success in my field. ALVIN V. ZACH Bochelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering Alpha Sigma Lambda, pledge master; Inframurol Sports. Aim; To apply my education in such a manner as to acquire a full and fruitful life while living the golden rule. JEAN DURNEY Bachelor of Arts, Ma or in Speecfi Alpha Psi Omega; University Players, secretary; Gateway, news editor, ossociate photo editor; Tomahawk; Tom-Tom Revue; In- dependents; " Blithe Spirit " . Aim: A full life. DARRELL EKLUND Boche or of Science in Writ Aim: Success. SENIORS NOT PICTURED RICHARD W. ANDERSON Boche or Arts, Major in Sociology LLOYD ARKIN Bochelor o Sc fence in Business Administrafion DONALD BAHN50N fioche or of Science in Business Administraiion CATHERINE BECKER Boche or of Science in Education ROBERT BRUNKEN Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology JOHN BURNS Boche or of Science in Education PHILLIP CANIGLIA Boche or of Arts, Major in Engl ish NORMAN CAVE Bachelor of Arts, Major in Speech FRANCES CLURE Boche or of Science in Business Adm nisfro ion EUNICE DENENBERG Bochelor of Arts, Major in English CHARLES DJUREEN Bochelor of Arts, Major in Business Administration MARY JANE DUNCAN Bachelor of Science in Education JOHN ESTABROOK Boche or of Science in Business Administration FRANCES FORTINA 8oche or of Arts, Major in Economics KENNETH FURSTENAU Bachelor of Science in Business Administration ALFRED GILG Boche or of Science, Major in Medical Technology RUSSELL GORMAN Boche or of Arfs. Major in Physical Education EDWIN HARPER Boche or of Science in Business Ac m nisfrat on HUBERT HERRING Bachelor of Science in Retailing ERNEST JORGENSEN Boche or of Science in Business Ac minis rof on MARY L KLASEK Boche or of Arts, Major in Biology NORMAN KNUDSEN Boche or of Arfs, Major in Chem istry KENNETH C. KOEHLER Boche or of Science in Education RICHARD KRUEGER Boche or of Arts, Major in Language THEODORE MALLORY Bachelor of Arts, Mojor in Writing CLEVELAND MARSHALL Bochefor of Arts, Major in Sociology JOHN O ' HEARN Boche or of Science in Business Administration RICHARD ROSSITER Bachelor of Fine Arts LAWRENCE L ROUTT Boche or of Science in Education DONALD SAMMONS Boche or of Science in Business Ac min sfro ion CLINTON TEBBENS Boche or of Science in Morfcefing LEROY THOMAS fioche or of Arfs, Major in Language JUNIOR CLASS THE CLASS OF 1952 didn ' t allow the emergency situation to deflate its enthusiasm for university activities or to v eaken its sup- port. Although it lost many students to the armed forces, the Junior Class still went on to complete all of its scheduled activities. The year ' s big social event for the class was the April 7 Junior Prom. The class officers ar- ranged the dance at Peony Park. During the intermission a member of the class was re- vealed as the 1951 Junior Prom Queen. This was the second year that the juniors officially sponsored the prom and elected a queen. Juniors participated in all school activities, holding down many important posts. Jackie Zerbie and Nancy Jones were vice-chairmen for Vocations Day. Jim Daley was president of both the Inter-fraternity Council and University Players. George Marling was president of Theta Chi; Nancy Spring of Sigma Kappa; Arthur Lefitz of Phi Epsilon Pi; Judith Swafford, President . . . Dean Brown Vice-president . . Bernie Anderson " 3 Secretary-treasurer Fred Pisasale Chi Omega; Joan Nelson, Alpha Xi Delta and Dick Winchell, Independent Students Associa- tion. Berkley Forsythe and Vern Stearns, Tom Tom Revue directors and emcees, were both juniors, as were most of the key personnel of the Revue ' s production staff. Besides this, junior students occupied key positions on many of the school ' s athletic squads. All of the officers for the Junior Class were members of the " O " Club. Leading the Juniors this year were Dean Brown, president; Bernie Anderson, vice-presi- dent, and Fred Pisasale, secretary-treasurer. Chosen to represent the juniors on the Stu- dent Council were Mark Gautier, June Wil- liams, Nancy Jones and Ben Tobias. Tobias was president of the council, while Gautier and Miss Williams held down the posts of vice-president and secretary, completing the Juniors ' sweep for council offices. Gautier left for the Navy late in the first semester, and was replaced by Dick Beem. With a successful three years already behind them, the members of the Junior Class look forward to their final year at the University with confidence. Ben Tobias, June Williams, Nancy Jones and Dick Beem represented the Juniors in the Student Council. Juniors outstanding for their participation in extra-curriculars were Doris Hanson, Joan Bugbee, Art Lefitz and Jim Daley. SOPHOMORE .CLASS AFTER A YEAR ' S EXPERIENCE in campus life, the Sophomore Class began to take an even more active part in all-school affairs. Elected to lead the class through its second year were Merlyn Fratt, president, Walt Nabity, vice- president, and Marilyn Sibert, secretary-Treas- urer. For the second time in the school ' s history the Sophomore Class sponsored the Sopho- more Cotillion, the Christmas dance held at Peony Park. The second annual dance was held December 15. As usual, 20 sophomore couples took part in the " Intermission Waltz. " Joanne Larkin was in charge of the dance. Sponsors for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hurst, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGrana- han, Mr. and Mrs. Avery L. Stephens and Mr. and Mrs. R. Wayne Wilson. Hank Winder and his orchestra played for the affair. Sophomores held many important positions in various university activities. Janis Johnson ... I President . . . Merlyn Fratt was a member of the cheer-leeding squad; Burt McMillan was sports editor for the Gate- way; Bob Grau, Frank Mancuso and Paul Bashus wrestled first string; Jack Dunlevy was outstanding in both the play " Ten Little In- dians " and this year ' s Tom Tom Revue; and several sophomores sparked both basketball and football teams. Holding down Greek offices were Ray Abeita as president of Sigma Lambda Beta; Marlene Pedersen as vice-president of Zeta Tau Alpha; Ed Claeson, treasurer of Theta Chi, and Ray Hampton as secretary of Theta Chi. Donald Hanson was president of Phi Eta Sigma, fresh- men men ' s honorary scholastic society, while Marilyn Cowger was president of Alpha Lambda Delta, scholastic honorary for fresh- men women. Student Council representatives for the Sophomore Class were Joanne Larkin, Syntha Judd, Jim Townsend and Ray Hampton. Town- send was treasurer for the Council. Since many members of the class have al- ready shown their ability to lead and their willingness to work, this class is expected to be a great contributing factor to the success of the University during their next two years. Class Council representatives were Joanne Larkin, Ray Hannpton, Cyntha Judd and Jim Townsend. Jack Dunlevy, Janis Johnson and Frank Mancuso were actively participating in the various phases of campus life. FRESHMAN CLASS ALTHOUGH NEWLY INITIATED into the customs and occasions at Omaha U, the Fresh- man Class soon got into the swing of extra- curricular activities. Freshmen got acquainted with each other at the Freshman Mixer, held in the auditorium on September 29. Members of all classes at- tended the dance, and everyone wore identi- fication tags with names and class printed on them. The Freshmen picked Barbara Zimmer- man, Chi Omega, as their Typical Fresh- man Girl. Bob Keim, Theta, was named Typ- ical Freshman Boy. Other candidates for the " typicals " were Joan Godsey, Alpha Xi; Joan Pierce, Sigma Kappa; Kay Randol, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Cathy Uhler, Independents. Male candidates were Paul Dolan, Theta Chi; Jim Goode, Sig Lamb; Rich Harrell, Alpha Sig; Warren Denenberg, Phi Epsilon Pi, and Harold Sage, Independents. Voting differed from pre- vious years in that the Freshman boys elected the girl, and the girls elected the boy. J Presideni . . . Dick McKee Vice-president . . Connie Decker Secretary-treasurer Diane Purdy A second Freshman Mixer was held in Feb- ruary to welcome the January additions to the student body. Freshman representatives on the Student Council were particularly active in organizing this affair. Dick McKee was elected to lead the fresh- men. Assisting him during the year were Connie Decker, vice-president, and Diane Purdy, secretary-treasurer. They were chosen during a fall campaign. Representing the frosh on the Student Coun- cil were Joan Godsey, Pat Livingston, Bob Keim and Harold Sage. Donald Chase was president of the Pledge Inter-Greek Council, which presented the " Open Season " dance in November at Peony Park. Freshmen pitched into athletics, social groups, plays and all the other elements of university life with enthusiasm. Scoot Howard worked on the business staff of the Gateway and Tomahawk, and assisted with copy on the Tomahawk. Charlie Simpson was photo edi- tor tor the Tomahawk. Freshmen journalism Jean Salladay, Bob Keim, Harold Sage and Pat Livingston took over Student Council duties. students served as reporters for both the Gate- way and Tomahawk. With a fine first year already turned in, the school is expecting many leaders out of this group in the future. Scoot Howard, Charlie Sinnpson, Pat Patrick and Don Chase. Vocations Day FINAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE third an- nual Vocations Day were announced February 23 by Choirnnan Gene Step, and his vice-chair- men Nancy Jones and Jackie Zerbe. Vocations Day was held Wednesday, Feb- ruary 28. Starting the day off was a lecture by Dr. Thomas E. McMullin, University of Pennsyl- vania, on " Psychology on the Job, " which was the main address. Also on the opening pro- gram, which started at 9 a.m., was an official welcome from Dr. Milo Bail. A speech by Nancy Jones, co-vice-chairman and some songs by the Irvinaires quartet finished the opener. Attending students were offered a choice of 33 seminars, ranging from retailing and civil service to art and nursing. They were arranged in three time groups, at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each seminar had an interpreter, or speaker, a student chairman, student com- mittee, faculty host and an alumni host. Although classes were dismissed for the day, sludents were expected to attend at least two seminars. Dr. McMullin spoke again in the evening, to high school seniors and their parents. This speech showed that " Vocations Are Changing, Too. " The big question was discussed by Miss Jones. Step moderated both the morning and afternoon sessions, while Miss Zerbe intro- duced Dr. McMullin. Last year some of the main attractions for the high schools were the various displays in the field house. Due to the war they were dis- continued this year. Compensating for this a few of the seminar chairmen decorated their rooms. This year the high schools were not dismissed during the day as last year, but were invited to the evening session. Their parents were also Dr. McMullin talks things over with Chairman Gene Step a Co-Chairnnen Nancy Jones and Jackie Zerbe. invited. Invitations were sent to the six city schools — Benson, North, Tech, South, Central, and Underwood. Invitations were addressed to six Iowa schools, and 20 to surrounding Ne- braska high schools. Chairman Step declared that the Vocations Day seminars went off well, and he expressed the belief that those who attended the sem- inars enjoyed them. Students attending one of the nnany senninars offered. Coffee Hours Every two weeks, the students at Omaha U express their views of timely topics and hear the opinions of their fellow students. They do this at the Coffee Hour, which is held in the faculty clubroom, with both coffee and speakers furnished free of charge. rieading the Coffee Hlour is a panel com- posed of students and the faculty advisor. Dr. Wilfred Payne, Chairman of hlumanities. The Student Council sponsors the program, which has been on the curriculum for the past several years. All topics are discussed openly and without prejudice in a round-table fashion. The Coffee Hour is a fine opportunity for the students to supplement their classroom educa- tion. Brotherhood, problems of education and subjects of both local and national concern were discussed during the year. Student Chairman for the Coffee Hour this year was June Williams. Thinking things over at a Coffee Hour. Convocations TOP: The Archipenko convocation on modern art. BOTTOM: The annual Founders ' Day convocation. OMAHA U STUDENTS had a wide variety of convo- cations during the 1950-1951 school year. Everything from lectures on modern art to " pop " concerts was offered. Organizing the convocations was Professor William T. Utiey, Head of the Department of History and Gov- ernment. Class hours were shortened each morning that 0 convocation was held so that the program could be sandwiched in at 9:30 a.m. The first convo of the year featured the dedication of the Fore Memorial Reading Room on October 6. Roman Hruska spoke on " Honors to the Founders. " This was followed by a Thanksgiving program on November 22. Rabbi Lou H. Silbermon gave the address. The University Chorus was featured in the Christmas convocation on December 15. " The Legend of the Christmas Rose, " by Dr. Leslie N. Garlough, was sung by the chorus. Dr. Garlough is Head of the Biology Department. One other convocation of special interest to the stu- dents was the " pop " concert, presented by Dr. Robert Fiester and the band on February 20. The program in- cluded a wide variety of selections. Movie convos were among the other events planned by UtIey. -place ■• ORGANIZATIONS ISA ' s relax after their " Operation Santa Claus. " With the largest membership in its history, the University of Omaha chapter of the Na- tional Independent Students Association has contributed even more to the activities of the school this year than it has in the past. This organization is open to men and women of all races, colors and creeds. Every year the ISA sponsors a full schedule of parties, dances, and other social activities. The major social activity for the year was the Christmas party and dance. For a week prior to Christ- mas vacation the organization sponsored " Op- eration Santa Clous, " a project to provide food, clothing and presents for needy families. These gifts were distributed on the evening of the dance. Members of the organization sang carols at three hospitals before returning to school for their party. The Independents won second place in float competition last Ma-ie Day. Their float fea- tured a " Rhapsody in Blue " theme. This fall they continued their success by electing Jean Duncan as Homecoming Princess. It was the second year in a row that the Independents BACK ROW: Gadway, Butz, Stride, Borcher, Chiium, Doe, Wolf, Whitaker; FRONT ROW: Kolnick, Carlson, Thadens, Burnett, Hibbler, Ehert, Uhler, Hargrove. candidate won. Independent political candi- dates won eight of 19 positions in the same election that gave Miss Duncan victory. The ISA intramural athletic teams led the field all season in the Intramural Sweepstakes race. They took first place in football, first place in the " B " league basketball competi- tion, and second place in both wrestling and volleyball. They came in third in badminton. The organization held a business meeting every Wednesday afternoon at 3 o ' clock in ad- dition to the many social activities. A few of the business meetings were held in the evening in the cafeteria. At the end of the first semester the national organization sponsored a regional convention at Fort Collins. Colorado. Sixteen members of the OU chapter attended seminars at this meeting. A national convention was held late in March at the University of Kansas in Law- rence, Kansas. This convention was covered by Life Magazine. Omaha U members chose Helen Patane, a senior, as their Sweetheart of ISA. She was entered in the national Sweet- heart contest. The Omaha chapter also en- tered a song in the National Sweetheart song competition. " Independent Sweetheart " was written by Roily Klopfleisch and Berk Forsythe. Leading the organization for the year were Dick Winchell as president, June Williams as vice-president, and Harlan Peterson as treas- urer. Leonore Marx and Evelyn Bowerman split the duties of secretary. With the help of their sponsors Dr. Ralph Wardle, Don Nelson and Robert McGranahan, the Independents are looking forward to an- other year of fun and fellowship. BACK ROW: Pullen, Hansen, Forsythe, Slenlter, Stouder, Tunnyhill, D. Brown, Kischer, W. Brown; FRONT ROW: Klaiman, Patane, Olson, Winter, McKissick, Ruby, Hoff, Parks, Garro. STUDENT COUNCIL Early in the fall semester the Student Council was already making arrangements for such all- school events as Freshman Day, Dad ' s Day and Homecoming. But this was only the beginning of a full year of work for council members. As the representative voice of University students, the council forms a necessary link be- tween the student body and the faculty and administration. The council has charge of all school elections, supervises and regulates the activities of school organizations, and sponsors many campus activities. In addition, the coun- cil members propose changes in school facil- ities, and act as a clearing-house for sugges- tions from the student body. During the first couple months of school, council activities included sponsoring Fresh- man Day and the Mixer dance, planning fall elections, and organizing the Campus Chest Drive. At the same time, the council was drafting such proposals as the placing of typewriters in the lounge for student use, the installation of a television set in the Student Center during the World Series, and the consideration of presenting a school operetta. The second annual Dad ' s Day, under Student Council sponsorship, saw Anthony Pisasale presented as the 1950 " Dad of the Day " dur- ing half-time ceremonies at the OU-Doane football game October 14. His son, Fred, played with the Tennis team and Papoose football. By that time election results had been an- nounced, and with five new members, one senior and four freshmen, the council finished plans for the Homecoming festivities, and be- gan discussing arrangements for the Sopho- more Cotillion. Homecoming for 1950 was well-handled down to the smallest details by co-chairmen Jean Duncan and Jackie Geilus and their coun- cil committees. During November and December, council OFFICERS MARK GAUTIER, Vice-president JIM TOWNSEND, Treasurer JUNE WILLIAMS, Secretary BEN TOBIAS, President BACK ROW: Tobias, Townsend, Keim, Sage, Hampton, Alford, Murray; SECOND ROW: Lucas, Livingston, Godsey, Jones, Williams, Harry; FRONT ROW: Duncan, Geilus, Larkin, Judd. members discussed possibilities of improving school parking facilities and the problem of conflicting events in school activities and athletics. Using the slogan " Don ' t Save a Buck — Save a Life, " the council-backed Campus Chest Drive netted over $900 for a new school record. Student Council activities during the first part of 1951 included the sponsoring of the Tea Dance in the auditorium to honor the incom- ing freshmen, and the forming of a new pep organization for freshman women — the Pin- feathers. At the beginning of the new year the council members also came out in support of the ad- ministration ' s plans to establish an Air Force ROTC unit on the campus. A special election was held in March to fill two vacancies on the Student Council. Joan Godsey, a freshman had dropped out of school, and Mark Gautier, a junior, had left for the service. Jean Salladay was elected to Miss Godsey ' s post, and Dick Beem replaced Gautier. Many new ideas were introduced by the council in making the Ma-ie Day celebration original and interesting. A " Clean Up the Student Center " campaign. originated and carried out by the council, brought about a vast improvement in the ap- pearance of the center. Another request by the council resulted in the University bookstore opening 15 minutes earlier in the mornings. Student Council officers for the year were as follows: President Ben Tobias Vice-president . . .Mark Gautier, Ray Hampton Secretary June Williams Treasurer Jim Townsend Other council members were: Seniors Jean Duncan John Marshall Jackie Geilus Lorelle Alford Bob Murray (replaced Marshall} Juniors Nancy Jones Mark Gautier June Williams Dick Beem Ben Tobias (replaced Gautier] ■ Sophomores Syntha Judd Ray Hampton Joanne Larkin Jim Townsend Freshmen Joan Godsey Bob Keim Jean Salladay Harold Sage (replaced Miss Godsey} Pat Livingston ALPHA PSI OMEGA LAMBDA CHI CHAPTER Lambda Chi chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, dramatic fraternity, recognizes outstanding achievement in the play production field. The organization ' s members are chosen on a point basis from those who have participated in university dramatic activities. Doug White, president, was assisted in the year ' s program by Tom Slack, vice-president, and Leonore Marx, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Frances Key is the faculty advisor for the group. Monthly meetings were held at the homes of various members. Following each regular business meeting, a play was read and dis- cussed by the group. Modern Broadway pro- ductions predominated in the plays selected for reading. On March 8, seven new members were ini- tiated into Alpha Psi Omega by a team com- posed of the officers and faculty adviser. The initiation followed a dinner in the faculty club- room which was arranged by Harry Langdon. Those initiated were Kathryn Loukas, Bob An- derson, Bob Hanson, Jock Dunlevy, Don Saroo- ian, Jim Daley, and Tom Meyers. The honorary fraternity assisted in sponsor- ing the drama department ' s spring convoca- tion. Members of the cast and production staff of " Dark Victory " eligible for membership were initiated at a May banquet. Omaha alumni of the fraternity attended the affair. Alpha Psi Omega is the largest of all Greek honor fraternities, having over 200 chapters in universities throughout the country. It seeks to promote the recognition of fine dramatic achievement everywhere. Neighboring chap- ters ore found at Creighton, Morningside, Simpson, Doane, and St. Louis Universities. Installed at Omaha University in the spring of 1949, Lambda Chi chapter has an active group of twenty members. Fifteen alumni still retain an active interest in dramatics and Alpha Psi Omega. BACK ROW Meyers Stewart Haugness Dunnigan FIRST ROW White Marx Elmore Stearns FRONT Slack BACK ROW: Paasch, Steele, Nabity, Malec, Elmore, Fraenkel, Wellman, Butler, Klima, Sarooian, Loomis, G. Anderson; THIRD ROW: Fada, Carlson, Frazier, Jones, Hawltinson, Woods, Loukas, Rispler, Chittenden, Harvey, Pheney, Armbrust, Edstrand, Houghton, Zimmerman, Mellam, Van Doren, Gordon, Price; SECOND ROW: Arner, McLellan, Oviatt, Sibert, LeMasters, Grabenschoer, Blossom, Anderson, Armbrust. Heincamp, Logan, Classen, Stewart, Thorsen, Sutton, Eustice; FIRST ROW: Schwid, Harlan, Jourdan, Reins, Ortmein, Dunlevy, Anderson, Hanson, Daley, Marx, Hansen, Meyer, Coleman, Copeland, Miller, Menck. UNIVERSITY PLAYERS With Jim Daley in the role of president and a fine supporting group, the University Players continued as one of the outstanding organiza- tions on campus during 1950 and 1951. Bob Hansen was " veep " of the Players, and Leonore Marx did a commendable job as sec- retary. Bob Anderson handled the money, and Jacquie Zerbe was historian. Choice of plays for the year brought a com- ment from Mrs. Frances Key, speech instructor and faculty sponsor. " Ten Little Indians, " a mystery thriller by Agatha Christie, was the fall play, presented by the group on December 8-9. " Dark Victory, " a serious drama produc- tion, was the choice for the spring production. According to Mrs. Key this was unusual, since no comedies were considered. The three top plays discussed by the group carried a serious theme. Precedent was also put aside in the method that was used for choosing members. All stu- dents who joined the Players in September served a pledge term. At the beginning of the new semester only those who had actually con- tributed to the group by acting or stage work were activated. Besides the plays, the activities for the year included meetings every two weeks. Programs for these gatherings were built on some phase of dramatics. Cast parties, an old theater tradition, were not neglected by the collegiate thespians. They were held after both the spring and fall plays. Stage equipment was added during the year, and Mrs. Key expressed hopes that this progress will continue until OU has a com- pletely equipped theater. However, she admits it ' s a " long road. " Regarding the growth of the organization, Mrs. Key said, " Progress has been good the past year, and I sincerely hope that it will continue until the Players are a power on the campus. " WAOKIYA WOMEN ' S HONORARY SOCIETY Waokiya, honorary society for University wom- en, has now completed its second year on the campus. The group is becoming an increasingly active factor in the recognition and promotion of leadership during college life. Membership is determined from the compila- tion of a minimum of 40 activity points for juniors and 50 points for seniors in five divisions — schol- arship; social and religious affairs; athletics; pub- lications; speech, music and dramatic arts. The fall and spring tapping ceremonies were held in cooperation with Omicron Delta Kappa. In the fall the bookstore window was decorated with emblems of both organizations and an hourly announcement of candidates occurred. This was followed by a formal initiation. An all-school sing with campus groups featured in the competition provided the background for the spring tapping event. Music students Nancy Lindborg and Jackie Geilus worked with ODK members in planning the event. Newly elected members were honored at the banquet after the sing. A final activity was a May tea honoring high scholastic achievement among junior and senior women. Officers for the year were Sally Step, president; Eda Ree Hass, vice-president; Nancy Lindborg, secretary; Mrs. Mildred Gearhart, treasurer; Mrs. Mary Padou Young, faculty sponsor. Faculty members include Dr. Nell Ward, Miss Gertrude Kincaide and Miss Margaret Killian. Other mem- bers are Jean Duncan, Gayle Eustice, Jackie Geilus, Suzanne Nelson, Maulfrey Stewart and Beverly Swahn. BACK ROW G. Eustice B. Swahn M. Stewart N. Lindborg S. Nelson J. Duncan J. Geilus FIRST ROW E. Haas Mrs. Gearhardt Miss Kincaide Dean Young Dr. Ward S. Step BACK ROW S. Step E. Klima L. Alford D. White H. Langdon W. Sykora Mr. Rice FRONT ROW W. FItisimmons R. Murray T. Townsend G. Severa Dean Harry Mr. Wilson C. Anderson OMICRON DELTA KAPPA NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SOCIETY J Climaxing its first complete year on the campus, OU ' s Arrowhead Society on May 20, 1950 became the University of Omaha circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. ODK is a national leadership honor society for senior men. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it has circles in more than 85 colleges and universities. It rec- ognizes leadership in the fields of scholarship, athletics, publications, social and religious af- fairs, speech, music and dramatic arts. Men are tapped for membership during the sec- ond semester of their junior year or the first semester of their senior year. On June 5 the Omaha circle played host to Chancellor R. H. Fitzgerald of the Universi- ty of Pittsburgh. Fitzgerald, 1950 commence- ment speaker, is a member of the Pittsburgh circle of ODK. During the first semester of 1950-51, ODK joined with the Waokiya Society to co-spon- sor a leadership display in the bookstore win- dow. The names of two new members, John Madden and Gene Hampton, were announced through this display. Also during the fall, mem- bers and alumni of the Omaha U circle led in the formation of an alumni circle for forme. ' ODK men now living in the Omaha area. The OU circle scheduled its second annual Leadership Day for the spring of 1951. It be- gan making plans to co-sponsor an annual Campus Sing, also held in the spring. Gordon Severa served as president during the 1950-51 school year; Tom Townsend was vice president, Ormsby Harry was secretary- treasurer, and Dean John W. Lucas, faculty advisor. Other faculty members are President Milo Bail, Paul Crossman, Harry Rice and Wayne Wilson. ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA C. Cowger M. Cowger High spirits and good fun as well as scholas- tic achievement highlighted the activities of Alpha Lannbda Delta, national scholastic so- ciety for freshmen women. A Halloween party was held October 24 for all freshmen women who had been honor students in high school. The purpose of the society is to promote high scholarship among university women. The membership requirement is a 3.5 average made during the first semester of the freshmen year or a 3.5 average at the end of the year. President of the group is Marilyn Cowger. dent; Bonnie Kundel, secretary; Dixie Clark, Other officers are Celia Cowger, vice-presi- treasurer; Suzanne Nelson, junior advisor; Nancy Lindborg, senior advisor. On November 21, Donna Edstrand, Nina McEwen, Dorothy Friedman, Barbara Gottach and Edith Sparks qualified for membership and were formally initiated. Early this spring the following girls were initiated and pledged: Gwen Arner, Connie Decker, Joyce Erdkamp, Letitia Frazeur, Doris Hugenberg, Patricia Livingston, Joan Olsen, Sally Penny and Diane Purdy. Sponsors for the organization are Mrs. Mil- dred Gearhart, Miss Gertrude Kincaide, and Dean Mary Padou Young. Dr. Francis Holliday and Dr. Neil Ward are honorary members. Mrs. Gearhart and Dr. Holliday were newly elected this year. Boukal Lindborg clapper Lewis Sabolko Doyle Clark Nelson Edstrand McEwen Sparks Hanson Kundel Brailey Goltsch Negethon Williams Haas . Gardner Geilus step CORINTHIAN SOCIETY Somewhat similar in pattern and aim to Phi Beta Kappa, the Corinthian Society has as its primary function the rewarding of high scholar- ship by public recognition. It is an upper-divi- sion scholastic society. The society was founded by Dr. Ralph M. Wardle, then chairman of the Honors Com- mittee, in the spring of 1948. It received its name from the Corinthian columns at the en- trance to the university. Students become eligible for membership only after they have been on the Deans ' Honor Roll for four semesters. Invitations to |oin the society are sent to these our-semester honor- students by the chairman of the Honor Com- mittee, who is now Dr. Wilfred Payne, Chair- man of Humanities at the University. Those students who accept the invitations are then initiated into the society and allowed to par- ticipate in its activities. These activities include an annual banquet and a series of pertinent addresses and dis- cussions on highly technical subjects. One of these addresses, entitled " Radio and Propa- ganda, " was given by Professor Bruce Linton. Another, " Form and Meaning In Nature, " was given by Dr. L. N. Garlough. The Omaha Community Playhouse and other such topics are presented for discussion in order that the members may take a mature interest in com- munity affairs. On February 15, 1951, the society conducted its initiation of new members. These initiates were John Baldwin, Pat Royle, Jean Duncan, Berkley Forsythe, Mary Frost, Mary Gardner, George Marling, Nancy Jones, and Paul Saltzman. Others to be initiated were Ralph Selby, Herb Sklenar, Gene Step, Frank Stewart, Judy Swafford, Joe Twaranovica, and Doug White. Officers included William Fitzsimmons as president; Thomas Townsend, vice-president; and Sally Step, secretary-treasurer. Dr. Wil- fred Payne was faculty sponsor. BACK ROW: Cotton Sykora Baldwin White Slclenar Severa G. Step Marling SECOND ROW: Saltzman Rudolph Doyle Gardner Geilus Frost Selby FIRST ROW: Llndborg Townsend Fi+isimmons S. Step Duncan BACK ROW: Ma+i. Trus+in, Winter, Clarit, Hays, McKissick, RavHi, Fischer, Batie, Sarro, Harlan, Hansen; MIDDLE ROW: lltzsch, Wheeler, Smith, Longville, Powers, Stupfell, Lambert, Harwicit, Swanson, Binltley, Pruitt, Elfline, Zubrich, Bergman, Kavan, Disney, Ward, Ayres, Schmidt; FRONT ROW: Dr. Holliday, Miss Wood, Pritchard, Field, Rimmerman, Twaranovica, Swahn, Franien, Dr. Gorman, Dr. Taylor. SIGMA PI PHI FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA This was a busy year for the Sigma Pi Phi Chapter of Future Teachers of America on the University of Omaha Campus. Sigma Pi Phi, educational fraternity, offers the future teacher a membership not only in the college organization but the state and na- tional organizations as well. It endeavors to further the interests of students and the public in the field of education. The chapter increased its membership to a total of 65 mem- bers this year. Membership is open to any person interested in education or the education field. The club ' s activities included a membership drive and party, dinner meetings with speakers from the ed- ucational field, a luncheon for prom- inent educators in the Omaha area during National Education Week, an initiation and Christmas party, and the annual spring tea for incoming students interested in the teaching profession. OfFicers for this year were: Joe Twaranovica, president; Ronna Rim- merman, vice-president; Beverly Swahn, secretary; Dorothy Franzen, treasurer; Gayle Eustice, librarian; Elaine Ravitz, program chairman; Bill Powers and Del Hansen, publici- ty chairmen; Bob Harwick, member- ship chairman. Dr. Frank Gorman, Dr. Frances Holliday, Dr. Leslie Taylor, Miss Frances Wood, Avery Stephens and George Pritchard were faculty sponsors. SOCIOLOGY CLUB " ...To supplement the knowledge gained in class, and to make the best possible use of that knowledge. " That was the main purpose of the Sociol- ogy Club, which was comprised of students who have taken or are completing at least six credit hours of sociology. The fifteen members met twice a month. Special projects included panel discussions and group discussions. During the year the club heard such guest speakers as juvenile court officers, welfare workers, county assistance officers, and research officials describe the work in their respective fields. Officers for the year were Carol Cooper, president; George Slenker, vice-president; Helen Patone, secretary; and Jean Levenson, treasurer. George Wilber and Catherine Thomas, sociology instructors, were the faculty sponsors. BACKROW: Mrs. Thomas, Shu, Mead, Klima, Hounshell, Pruitt, Mr. Wilber; MIDDLE ROW: Patane, Cooper, Slenker, Levenson; FRONT ROW: West, King, Peterson. BACK ROW: Ya+es, Keim, White, McDonald, Buffet, Jones, Klaiman, Mallory, Maring; SECOND ROW: Step, Forsythe, Roitstein, Stewart, Swafford, Dr. Wardle. V SIGMA TAU DELTA KAPPA GAMMA CHAPTER Upperclassmen who are English majors or interested in literature and creative writing make up the Kappa Gamma Champter of Sigma Tau Delta, national honorary English fraternity. Meetings are held once a month at differ- ent members ' homes. Literary masterpieces or prose and poetry written by the members are read and constructively criticized. Many of these articles are submitted to the frater- nity ' s national magazine, " The Rectangle. " At the September meeting, members read and discussed Shakespeare ' s " Macbeth. " The remainder of the meetings have been creative meetings with the members indi- vidual works discussed. Each spring, the fraternity holds a rush picnic when students who have received " B " grade or above in nine hours of upper division English are invited to attend. Officers for the year were Gerald Roi- stein, president; Maulfrey Stewart, secre- tary; and Berkley Forsythe, treasurer. Fac- ulty sponsors were Dr. Ralph Wardle, Leon- ard Weiner, and Robert Harper. HOME ECONOMICS CLUB The Home Ec Club helped put Omaha Uni- versity in the limelight October 19, 20 and 21. It entertained 134 girls from 21 colleges in the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri at the Province IX Workshop. The girls were chauffeured by club members and sponsors during the entire convention. The activity started v ith a guided tour of Omaha including a tec at Mutual Benefit ' s cafeteria, then a buffet supper in the Student Center. Later that evening they were entertained by speakers and demonstrations in various fields pertaining to Home Economics. During the rest of the convention, they at- tended meeting and panel discussions, a luncheon and a banquet at the Blackstone Hotel and o tea at the University. Carole Shelton was vice-chairman of the workshop and was largely responsible for its success. Nebraska University ' s Home Ec Club was co- hostess. Other social events included a picnic for new members at Elmwood Park, a spaghetti dinner and initiation on November 16 and a Christmas party at Dewey park pavilion where club members donated money for the Good- fellows. More than 200 dozen home-made cookies were sold at their annual Christmas Cookie Sale. Activities for the second semester were the Mother-Daughter Tea, Initiation, Annual State Convention at Lincoln and Installation of new officers. Officers for 1950-51 were Patricia Doyle, president; Priscilla Park, vice-president; Kath- ryn Loukas, secretary; Claire Strausser, treas- urer, and Barbara Allen, historian. Sponsors were Miss Margaret Killion, Mrs. Ernestine Bottlemy, and Mrs. Ira Jones. TOP— S+rasser, Loukas, Doyle, Miss Killian, Mrs. Bottlemy. LEFT- BACK: Decker, Heini, Blossum, Mctvlillan, Clawson, Russum, Amick, Disney, Wynne, Judd, Lesh; MID- DLE: LeMasters, Grabenschoer, L. Kundel, Maher; FRONT: Albertson, B. Kundel, Moneymaker. RIGHT- BACK: Wilkerson, Snipes, Zerbe, Beachler, Mellam, Johnson, Harvey, Hass; FRONT: Menck, Clark, Burbridge, Smith. KAPPA MU LAMBDA Kappa Mu Lambda, the men ' s music fra- ternity on the campus, was organized on December 11,1 936. Its purpose was to pro- mote a high standard of ethics and musical culture among students, and to foster a closer relationship among students having a common interest in music. The group meets twice a month — once for a business meeting and once as a social gathering. Each spring and fall it holds a reception for new members to the organ- ization. Each year Kappa Mu Lambda gives a music convocation. Besides this, members are active in the extra show work around school. They take part in the Tom Tom Re- vue both on the stage and in the orchestra, and their skit won second place in the 1950 Ma-ie Day skits. Officers for this year were Bill Fitzsim- mons, president; Bruce Roberts, vice-presi- dent; Clarence Smelser, secretary; and Roily Klopfleisch, treasurer. BACK ROW: Gellus, Hileman, Rudolph, Hays, Lind; MIDDLE ROW: Nelson, Wilson, Hawkins, Madsen; FRONT ROW: Kanner, Comstocit, Bisbee, Miss Weisskopf, Bromberg, Lindborg. BACK ROW: Leffler, Kirke, Dinovo, Firmature, Kopfleisch; THIRD ROW: Thompson, Carlson, Forbes, Fitisimmons; SECOND ROW: Roberts, Klima, Smelser, Bronson. FRONT ROW: Feister. Duncan, Bush, KAPPA LAMBDA MU Kappa Lambda Mu, honorary music so- rority, is an organization for all University women who have finished one or more years of college music maintaining a " B " average. Meetings were held twice a month. Once each month was a dinner meeting with a guest speaker in the music field. With Kappa Mu Lambda they co-spon- sored the second annual National Music Week convocation. A reception for graduating high school music students was given late in May. Officers for the year were Dorothy Hays, president; Nancy Lindborg, vice-president; Luanne Bisbee, secretary, and Barbara Comstock, treasurer. Miss Alice Weisskopf was faculty spon- sor; and Martin Bush and Richard Duncan were patrons. ■ For the word of God is quick, ond powerful, and sfiarper (hon any two-edged sword, piercing even (o (he divid ing asunder of sou and spirit, ond of (he joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heort. " — Hebrews 4:12. CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Omaha University Christian Fellowship is an inter-denominational organization which pro- vides students with an opportunity for Christian growth through weekly Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. OU ' s chapter is a branch of Inter-Varsity, an international organization whose purpose is to be a witness for Christ in the colleges and universities of the world. Christian Fellowship is now in its fourth year on this campus. During the school year. Christian Fellowship members had Bible study meetings each Friday afternoon and occasionally they had evening meetings with special music and a speaker from outside the University. In the latter part of September, several members of Omaha U. ' s chapter attended a regional Inter-Varsity conference at Camp Brewster. Jane Hollings- worth, women ' s secretary in the United States, was the principal speaker. The conference proved to be a blessing and help to all who attended. At Christmas time the members of the Fel- lowship adopted a needy family in Omaha and made it their duty to see that the family had the necessary food for a good Christmas dinner. Faculty sponsors for Omaha University Christian Fellowship are Harry L. Rice and Leta Holley. The Fellowship members appreciate the time and effort they have given in attend- ing the weekly meetings and helping in many other ways. DEBATE Debates and discussions filled the time of those students interested in college foren- sics. At tournaments during the year, OU debaters received excellent ratings for their work. The two varsity teams included Gene Step, John Madden, Jerry Roitstein and Ralph Selby. A Nebraska University tourney, the Northwest Debate tournament at St. Paul, Minn., the Illinois State Normal invitational tourney and the annual Pi Kappa Delta tournament in the spring highlighted the season. At a convocation debate in December, Madden and Step defeated a team from Doane College, Crete, Nebraska. The junior debaters attended tournies at Morningside, Simpson, and McCook Jr. College. These debaters are Sherman Poska, Art Lefitz, James Klein, Duane Post, Reed Belden, Bob DahlhofF and Larry Barber. J. D. Tyson, professor of speech, is the debate sponsor and coach. Belden, Step, Selby, Roitstein, Post TOP: Jones, West, Hounshell, Osiclt; tvllDDLE: Kavan, Hass, Wheeler, Scheuermann, Pa+ane; BOTTOM: Cooper, Beck, Thonnas, Nordell, Taylor, Petersen. ) ASCD Association for the Study of Group Dynamics Officers: Joan Nordell, President. Tom Townsend, Vice-Pres. Carol Cooper, Sec ' t-Treas. Faculty Sponsors: Mrs. Catherine Thomas. Dr. L. O. Taylor. Paul Beck. Purpose: To help its members in working with people. To provide discussion of the problems of group leadership. To study the psychology of group action. To encourage the development of social awareness. Activities: The 1950-51 project for the group was pro- viding needed toys for Lord ' s School, which the group made and painted. Social activities included an annual sum- mer alum picnic and a spring party. Simpson, Sass, Step, McDonald, Forsythe. THE TOMAHAWK The 1951 Tomahawk staff had as its ob- jective something new and different in the way of Omaha U annuals. Frustrated by budget troubles, they did manage to have an originally designed cover, courtesy of Art Editor Stu Denker, and they decided on sans serif type faces for the whole book. Running the copy in double columns, and use of informal layouts were other innova- tions which Editor Jean McDonald and As- sociates Berk Forsythe and Charles Simpson made. Long hours, and lots of laughs character- ized the staff. Work on this year ' s Toma- hawk was completed in late April . . . from there on out it was in the hands of the printer and the bindery. STAFF Jean McDonald Advisory Editor Sally Step Literary Berkley Forsythe, Scoot Howard, Tom Townsend Photo Charles Simpson, Tom, Meyer, Merrill Greenlee Art Stuart Denker, Scoot Howard, Schiela Schwid, Dale Sass Business Manager Charles Huffman Classes Nancy Lindborg Harry Langdon, Jim Bourne, Mary Hanson, Bill Woodard, Shirley Heinz, Sue Nelson, Marion McKay, Jeon Duncan Faculty Maulfrey Stewart, Dick Winchell, George Selders ASSOCIATE EDITORS Organization Ben Tobias, Jim Townsend, Wayne Boand Campus Lite Tuck Moore, Bill Glickfield, Jerry Leffler, Jim Daley Greeks Gayle Eustice, Don West Sports Bob Skudlarek, Nancy Jones, Jack Katz Humor and Captions Dick Clark, Tuck Moore, Ralph Carey Ad Solicitors Herb Sklenar, Scoot Howard, Lloyd Johnson, Gamma Sigma Omicron TOP LEFT: Meyer, LincJborg, Langdon, Leffler, McKay. TOP RIGHT: Duncan, Tobias, Townsend, Jourdon, Glickfield. BOTTOM LEFT: Keim, Clark, Field. BOTTOM RIGHT: Carey, Boand, Skudlarek, Howard. GATEWAY A more modern make-up and emphasis on complete coverage of student news marked the progress of The Gateway through 1950-51. Battered by rising costs and a diminished in- come, The Gateway dropped plans for special editions, but it continued to hold its place as the only bi-weekly student newspaper in Ne- braska. Dropping of column rule lines and more use of horizontal makeup gave the paper the greater readability of modern publications. A Hadacol ad during the second semester caused a small sensation around school, but it brought the paper some badly-needed revenue. The Gateway got a jolt at Christmas time when three of its staff members — Mark Gau- tier, Bob Henkel, and Galen Lillenthorp— en- listed in the Navy and Air Force. However, longer working hours and lots of enthusiasm kept the paper going. Journalism instructor W. Wilson Cliff was faculty sponsor for the year. EDITORIAL STAFF First Semester Position Second Seme Tom Townsend Editor in Chief Glenna Perkins Glenna Perkins City Editor June Williams Dick Clark, News Editor Julie Zelenka Mark Gautier Berk Forsythe Feature Editors Joanne Larkin, Tom Moore Dick Clark Galen Lillefhorup Sports Editor Burt McMillan Bob Henkel Ass ' t Sports Editor Lee Nelson June Williams Society Editor Marilyn Hayes Marilyn Hayes Ass ' t Society Editor Doris Hanson Dick Keim Photo Editor Berk Forsythe Joe Scheiblhofer Ass ' t Photo Editor Bob McNutt Larry Boersma, Makeup Editors Roger Orr, Gordon Morphew Dick McKee Williams, Perkins, Townsend, Forsythe. Doris Hanson, Copy Desk Jim Bourne, Joanne Larkin, Joyce Erdkamp, Laurel Main Laurel Main Burt McMillan Gordon Morphew Julie Zelenka Charlotte Weinberg BUSINESS STAFF Charles Huffman Business Manager Charles Huffman Herb Sklenor Advertising Manager Herb Sklenar Pat Hefti Circulation Manager Pat Hefti TOP LEFT: O ' Conner, McNutt, Nelson, Peck, McMillan. TOP RIGHT: Mandolfo, Morphew, Osick, Whitakor, Durney, Zelenka, Weinberg. BOTTOM LEFT: Hefti, Huffman, Howard. BOTTOM RIGHT: Clark, Hayes, Bourne, Larkin, Hanson. CAMPUS LIFE The University Symphony performing its annual Spring concert at the Joslyn Memorial. UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY THE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY suffered in numbers this year, but according to its director, Richard E. Duncan, it did not suffer in quality. The decrease in music personnel was blamed on the draft and reserve calls. Not only did it affect the present musicians, but it also took many of the people who were ready to take their place in the symphony for the first time. A concert at Joslyn Memorial was one of the highlights of the year for the group. The symphony provides a good training ground for general symphony work. Many of its members have moved up to positions on the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, a professional group which is also directed by Duncan. At present seven members play in both sym- phonies. They are Pauline Rudolf, violin; Robert Maiek, violin; William Fitzsimmons, violin; Lewis Kirk, viola; Dewey Crouch, bas- soon; Jack Bourdess, French horn, and Roily Klopfleisch, trombone. Richard E. Duncan conducts his University Symph through a typical rehearsal in the auditorium. The Chorus gets set for a convocation. UNIVERSITY A busy year with many more activities than usually scheduled kept the university chorus busy for the entire year. As usual the chorus performed at the con- vocation program for Christmas and again at the Easter assembly. In addition to this, they appeared on three radio broadcasts and tv o television shows. Last fall " Ballad for Americans " was broad- cast over radio station KOIL and was later televised on WOW-TV. To celebrate the holi- day season the chorus did Fred Waring ' s ar- rangement of " Song of Christmas " over KOIL. " Brooklyn Baseball Cantata, " a comparatively new number, was given by the full chorus with soloists on both radio and television late in the spring. CHORUS For the past two years the chorus member- ship has been limited to fifty-five. Originally anyone could be a member who wanted to sing, but now tryouts are held each year. This year Richard Duncan, chorus director, had to turn down about 25 prospective members. Many of the members sing in church choirs and other local groups, and thus provide a nucleus of experienced material. Several of the members appeared in the Tom Tom Revue both as soloists and chorus members. Omaha U chorus people also formed a major part of the chorus for the Community Playhouse pro- duction of " Down in the Valley, " presented in May. Duncan commented that this was the best chorus that he has directed here at the Uni- versity for many years. Slack and Fargher make their radio debut. A TWOFOLD PROGRAM is found in the two OU radio and television workshops. They offer a variety of entertainment to Omahans and serve as a testing ground for students who hope eventually to break into the radio and TV circuit. The Speech Department turned its attention to the field of expansion and growth during 1951. With the addition of a full-time radio instructor and in- stallation of new radio facilities, the university set its sights on training students for future radio and tele- vision positions. A completely new and fully equipped radio studio and control room are under the direction of Bruce A. Linton, a newcomer to Omaha U. RADIO AND After receiving his Master of Arts from North- western University in 1948, Linton came to Omaha University where he set a quick pace, guiding 50 stu dents through the three fundamental courses in radio production offered by his department. A weekly program on KOIL featured interviews with personalities visiting the campus and Omaha area. " Let ' s Hear Them All " was a half-hour, tape recorded program broadcast Wednesday evenings. In addition, students produced a television show, " This Is Your University, " on WOW-TV every other Thursday. While serving as an introduction of uni- versity departments to the public, the program was also a laboratory for students in writing continuity, announcing, and taking over engineering and pro- duction chores. In short, students made it an all uni- versity program, growing with the infant of the enter- tainment world. The first TV Show, a behind the scenes look at Homecoming preparations, was followed by a pro- gram featuring Robert Fiester, OU ' s band director, explaining preparations for band participation at the school ' s athletic events. Then radio students helped br ighten Christmas seasons for Omahans with their version of Dickens ' Christmas Carol, a 30 minute broadcast over station KFAB, December 23. The band nnakes their television debut on WOW-TV. TELEVISION Two of the university ' s musical groups, the bond and chorus, came in for a share of the spotlight dur- ing the year too. " Your University " presented Richard Duncan ' s chorus in the stirring " Ballad For Amer- icans. " Later the university band found time between engagements to serenade Omaha ' s TV fans with a half hour concert. Each of the programs was pro- duced and directed by radio students at the uni- versity. The Tom Tom Revue cast lent its efforts and talents for a program featuring acts from the show, while just about everywhere at the station, Omaha Uni- versity ' s radio and television students worked and observed. A highlight of the year came on March 7 in the form of the annual KBON Day. The annual event brings together students from the journalism and radio departments. Joining forces they operated the station from its kickoff program at 6:45 in the morn- ing till sign-off time at 11:55. Radio students picked a psychological thriller, " The Mirror, " for their second airwaves presenta- tion, and again it was an all student — directed, pro- duced and performed — show. Other programs on radio and TV included a spring fashions preview over " Your University " with the Home Economics department furnishing the fash- ions and models. The radio department again lent its talents via the student operated airwaves. KBON-Day Student Coordinator, Glen Bowker, gives students Darryll Ekiund and Burt McMillan a little advice. Hi •v 4 J! Jo Harlan . . . representing OU over WOW-TV. Pat Hefti and Jack Katz v ait to go on the air. Barbara Haugness and Don Sarooian discuss the latest murder. CAST Rogers Bill Powers Mrs. Rogers Jean Sleinman Fred Norracoff Gory Penisfon Vera Claylhorne fiarboro Haugness Philip Lombard Don Sarooian Anthony Marslon Del Hanson William B ore Tom Meyer General MacKenzie Jack Dunlevy Emily BrenI Maulfrey S(ewor( Sir Lawrence Worgrove Bob Anderson Dr. Armstrong Horry Longdon TEN LITTLE INDIANS ' Ten little Indians going out to dine. One took poison and then there were nine. " THUS BEGINS THE ACTION of the hair- raising mystery which the University Players presented December 8 and 9 in the auditorium. Agatha Christie ' s " Ten Little Indians " was the dramatic group ' s choice for the fall play. The mystery thriller centers on an island off the coast of England. Ten guests are invited to a house party by a mysterious host who re- mains anonymous until the last scene. An eerie voice accuses each guest of having com- mitted a murder. Although the voice turns out to be a recording, each guest suspects one of the others of having planned the affair. One by one the guests are killed. As each is murdered an Indian statue disappears from the mantle over the fireplace. By the last act only five remain. One of these is crushed by a stone statue, while another is pushed off a cliff. Finally, the grave Justice Wargrave returns, after a faked death, to kill Vera Claythorne, the lone sur- vivor. Instead he is killed by Philip Lombard, who had pretended death. Lombard and Vera provide the romantic interest. One down and many more to go. Cast members watch as Del Hansen enacts the first of a series of murders. Visitors to the island stand spellbound as a mysterious voice accuses each of them of murder. w DARK VICTORY " That ' s our victory . . . our victory over the dark. " " DARK VICTORY, " THE TENSE, emotion packed story of an ill-fated society girl faced with death, was the spring production of the University Players, April 13 and 14. Cast in the difficult role of Judith Traherne, 27 year old society girl who has been told of her im- minent death, was Marilyn Sibert. Opposite her, in the role of Dr. Frederick Steel was James Mason. The theme of the play concerns Judith Traherne, faced with utter blindness and death due to a horse- back riding accident. She accidentally learns of this from the young doctor who tries to save her life through an operation. They fall in love and plan to marry. However, upon learning that she has not long to live, Miss Traherne is faced with the question: Is the doctor in love or does he just pity her? Miss Sibert turned in a convincing performance in the stellar role — weaving the plot, not overdoing the melodrama, balancing her disappointments and joys, and finally, in the last scene, the unselfish de- cision at the climax. Another excellent performance was that turned in by Don Sarooian. As the stable boy, Sarooian s part required just the right amount of restraint and the steady view of a person able to look at the problem with a sympathetic eye. Marilyn Sibert refuses to adnnit to the doctor (James Mason) that she has been having serious headaches lately. Nurse Lee Houghton takes notes. , CAST ludith Traherne Marilyn Sibert Dr. Frederick Steele James Mason Dr. Parsons Jock Dunlevy Miss V ainwrigbt Lee Houghton Alden Blaine Gwen Arner Miss Jenny Mary Rispler Michael Don Sarooian Leslie Clarke Bob Russell Connie Phyllis Gordon Janeette Borden Helen Holtz Josie Bonnie Wilson Delivery Boy Bill Pierson The doctor makes a quick examination of Miss Sibert ' s eyes, and discovers a brain condition. An informal shot of the cast in rehearsal. TOM TOM REVUE Terrific . . . spelled " Talencia, " Forsythe and Stearns WHAT OLSON AND JOHNSON ARE to Broadway, Berkley Forsythe and Vern Stearns were to Omaha University. Hampered by too little time, these amateur comedians unfolded a miracle of staging and production in the 1951 Tom Tom Revue, once again proving " there ' s no business like show business. " We might add, " Unless its monkey business, " for there was an abundance of that in the Revue ' s 1951 edition. Rewriting of their original musical score and many other problems were surmounted in time for the curtain raisings on January 11 and 12. With the musical know-how of Roily Klop- fleisch and Dick Carlson, and aided by stage director Don Sarooian, they were able to put over one of the snappiest variety shows ever to hit Omaha U and vicinity. Jim McPherson effectively covers Doug White ' s face during their synchronized dancing act. (Lower left) Jack Dunlevy pours out his troubles in " The Curse of an Aching Heart. " Dick Smith, Marie Zadina, Hannah Scheuerman and Leonard Lefitz step lively to the tune of the " Tom Tom Dance. " (Middle) Ted Malory brings down the house with " Wandrin ' . " (Right) Bill Fitzsimmons plays a violin solo during Act II. Rosemary Hansen Stoehr and Margie Carlson sing " So Long, OO Long. " interspersed v ith rare college humor, the all-student show included song and dance teams, choruses both vocal and dancing, and humorous individual skits. Act one dealt with the 1893 and 1951 Tom Tom Revues. Act two revived the art known as vaudeville by placing the cast in " Talencia, the land of talent. " The program skipped along with such show stoppers as Ted Mallory ' s " Wandrin ' , " and Jack Dunlevy ' s " Curse of an Aching Heart. " Two dependables, Doug White and Jim McPherson, regaled the audience with " Syn- chronized Dancers, " a skit on Russians, and " Monkey Business. " " Dancing in the Dark " brought Lee Dam- hoff and Bonnie Coleman into the spotlight; then Damhoff joined Glennys Chittenden in a toe dance comic specialty. Besides the " Tom Tom Revue Song, " orig- inality in the musical score appeared in the numbers " I Don ' t " and " I Know Its You. " They were well handled by Helen Holtz and Don Sorooian. " Whisperin ' " and " Blue Moon " received good audience reaction when sung by the Irvinaires. The quartet included Nancy Hile- man, Dorothy Hayes, Don Sarooian and Dewey Crouch, and was directed by Irv Jones. HOMECOM Alums come home to watch parade, displays and victorious grid team NOT SINCE HOMECOMING BECAME a part of Omaha U festivities has there been one to compare with the 1950 edition. The two day celebration got under way with a " standing room only " rally in the audi- torium Friday morning, followed by an all- school parade, the first in pre-war years, through the crowd lined streets of downtown Omaha. It was led by the university band. From then until Friday night the alums car- ried the social ball at the Hotel Fontenelie ' s Rose Room or " teepee, " their headquarters. The " crowning " moment of the gala occa- sion came later that evening when Jean Dun- can was revealed Homecoming Princess of 1950. The colorful coronation ceremony and all-school dance took place at Peony Park Agee, the tepee and friends. INC where Hal Mclnfyre ' s orchestra broadcast the event from coast to coast over a national net- work. The following day held as many surprises and events as its predecessor. Phi Epsilon Pi took top honors in the hotly contested room display contest among University social organ- izations. Sigma Kappa placed second and Zeta Tau Alpha took third. Winding up Homecoming 1950, Omaha U ' s gridders tackled the highly respected Wayne University Tartars. In two previous meetings, the Indians had come out on the short end of the scoring. But Homecoming spirit coupled with a de- sire to keep the home slate clean led the In- dians to a 32-13 win and made the 1950 Homecoming an event long to be remembered. Dean Lucas crowns Princess Jean Duncan. (Inset) Phi Ep ' s first place roonn decoration. (Bottonn) Crowds watch the parade down- town. J Princess, parade, skits, dance-- Ma-ie Day Princess candidates, Emmy Lou Lundt, Shirley Alberti, Betsy Green, Marilyn Bowler, Jean Satrapa, Attira XVI Gloria Pheney and Sherry Selders. Omaha U takes a day off FROM BREAKFAST to a late dance, Ma-ie Day held to tradition for 1950 celebrants last May 12. Students rolled out at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast in Elmwood Park, and didn ' t stop going till the dance at Peony Park ended at midnight. The parade was held at 11 a.m., shortly after the ball games ended in Elmwood Park. APO walked away with first place in float awards with " Alumbo, " their Alumni Elephant. Independents were second in the competition and Theta Chi won third. The ISA floot fea- tured a " Rhapsody in Blue " theme, while the Theto Chi entry showed a huge kneeling Greek. Students broke all speed records to get back to the Ma-ie Day Skits at 1 p.m., some of them breaking headlights, grills and other car ac- cessories in their attempts. Skits were emceed by Berk Forsythe and Vern Stearns. Their acts between skits took them to a used car lot, Hawaii, Alaska and Napoleonic France. They First place float . . . featuring APO ' s " Alumbo. " Delta Sigs joining the parade Gammas put the finishing touches their entry. were aided in their three-and-a-half hour grind by Barbara DeBoer and Mike Forsythe. Chi O won the skit competition with their take-off on " South Pacific, " entitled " North of Pacific (On Dodge). ' High brow music was the subject of second place Kappa Mu Lambda ' s skit. It mimicked the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and a Russian violinist. Theta Phi Delta won third place with an Arkansas hillbilly version of national fraternities, finishing with an orig- inal Alma Mater song. A total of 13 skits were in the competition. Finale for the skits was the presentation of Gloria Pheney as Ma-ie Day Princess Attira XVI. The successful candidate was backed by the " O " Club. Other candidates in the all- school election were Marilyn Bowler, Kappa; Betsy Green, Chi Omega; Emmy Lou Lundt, Gamma; Jean Satrapa, Independents; Sherry Selders, Sig Chi, and Shirley Alberti, Alpha Xi Delta. The Princess appeared again at the evening dance. Featured at the dance was " Lefty " Joe Sanders ' Orchestra, which played from 8 until midnight at Peony Park. Intermission cere- monies were devoted to trophy awards for float and skit competition. (Above) Venn Sterns tries to operate on an un- willing victinn, and co-emcee, Berk Forsythe. (Left) Students catch an early morning breakfast. FRESHMAN MIXER Freshmen meet and mix with faculty, upper classmen at fall dance ONE OF THE HIGH SPOTS of each year ' s so- cial calendar is the Freshman Mixer, so-called because it offers the bewildered " frosh " a chance to meet their upper classmates and the faculty. It also provides an opportunity for them to be- stow upon two of their classmates the highest honor of the freshman class — that of Typical Freshman Boy and Girl. This year Barbara Zimmerman and Bob Keim stepped through the balloon-covered archway as the " typicals " of 1950. They were presented to the class at an afternoon dance September 29 in the au ditorium. More than 500 students danced to the musical strains offered by Gary Penisten and his orches- tra after the presentation. Sponsored by the Student Council, the Mixer ' s dance committee included sophomore members Syntha Judd, Joanne Larkin and Jim Townsend. It was headed by Ray Hampton. Faculty members who officially greeted the freshmen were Miss Margaret Killian, Miss Ellen Lord, Dr. Robert Harper and Dr. Ralph Wardle. (Left) Barbara Zimmerman and Bob Keim are revealed as the Freshman " Typicals. " (Below) Meeting, mixing and dancing to Gary Peniston ' s orchestra. SOPHOMORE COTILLION A perfect way to start the holidays ... CANDY CANES AND EVERGREEN SPRAYS decorated the ballroom of Peony Park for the second annual Sophomore Cotillion. Music for the December 15, 1950 semi-formal was pro- vided by Hank Winder ' s orchestra. Twenty sophomore couples waltzed to the strains of the " Naughty Waltz " during inter- mission. The dance was directed by Joanne Larkin, sophomore; Gloria Johnson, and Mar- ilyn Mellam, juniors. Waltzers were Mary Ann Herrin and Merlyn Fratt, Joanne Larkin and Howard Olson, Syntha Judd and Jim Town- send, Pat Smith and Dick Bolsinger, Bonnie Coleman and Brendon Gallagher, Marilyn Sibert and Walt Nabity, Donna Edstrand and Eldon Coroch. Others were Lorraine Love and Hank Boiek, Marilyn Middleton and Burt McMillan, Claire Strasser and Harold Oberman, Paula Diehl and John Stirek, Barbara Magnuson and Ray Hampton, Sally Lange and Joe Malec, Ruthann Irvin and Jim Swanson, and Pat Johannsen and Jack Frankel. A community sing, under the direction of Marilyn Sibert, provided further entertainment during intermission. This year s Christmas decorations, planned by Ray Hampton, were red mittens holding canes at each of the five pillars of the ball- room. Greeting the students in th e lobby was a larger duplicate. Sophomore class president Merlyn Fratt was general dance chairman, with Syntha Judd, Walter Nabity, and Jim Townsend helping with plans. This is the second time a class has taken charge of an all-school dance, as others have been in the hands of the Student Council. The Council voted two years ago to change the name of the Christmas dance and to turn it over to the sophomore class. Last year ' s committee members, under Joan Bugbee, decided on Eddy Haddad ' s music. The first Cotillion was also at Peony Park, with a pink and silver decoration scheme. Sponsors for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hurst, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGrana- han, Mr. and Mrs. Avery L. Stephens, and Mr. and Mrs. R. Wayne Wilson. JUNIOR PROM " And to prove what we mean, We p resent you your queen. " With these words Nancy Hileman was disclosed as the Junior Prom Queen at the annual dance held April 6, 1951. The dance was held at Peony Park. Junior class ofFicers were in charge of the dance, along with Student Council representatives of the Junior Class. They were President Dean Brown, Vice- president Bernie Anderson, and Secretary Fred Pisa- sale. Student Council representatives who helped out v cre Ben Tobias and Dick Beem. Mai Dunn ' s orchestra played for the all-school dance, which was the second Junior Prom in the school ' s history. Presentation of the Prom Queen was during the intermission. Candidates besides Miss Hileman were June Williams, Joan Bugbee and Jackie Zerbe. Miss Hileman, who is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, was presented with a gift and the traditional bouquet of red roses by last year ' s Prom Queen Jean Duncan. Nancy Hileman reads the rhyme which reveals her as the Second Junior Prom Queen in OU history. Dancing to Mai Dunn ' s orchestra. ROYALTY Princess Attira XVI Sponsored by " O " Club members, Miss Gloria Pheney — honey blonde — " Chi C reigned as Princess Attira XVI at 1950 Ma-ie Day festivities. Homecoming Princess .... " The Tiger " — head cheerleader— another " O " Club candidate — " Miss Enthusiasm of OU " — Jean Duncan was the royalty for the 1950 Homecoming celebration. TOMAHAWK BEAUTY CONTEST A Spotlight on Beauty JOYCE DELLA, CHI OMEGA, was chosen as 1951 Tomahawk Beauty Queen. Placing sec- ond was Margie Carlson, also of Chi O. Zeta Tau Alpha ' s Derelle Blumer was the third choice. Marilyn Sibert of Zeta and Betty Ros- holm of Gamma Sigma Omicron were run- ners-up. Jean Duncan and Peggy Smith, co-chairmen of the event, were introduced at the opening by Tomahawk Editor Jean McDonald. John Marshall was the master of ceremonies. Between elimination rounds. Bill Fitzsimmons played a violin solo, and the Irvinaires, a mixed quartet, sang. Judges were Miss Gertrude Stewart, Ak- Sar-Ben Queen; H. C. Carden, of Mutual Bene- fit Life Insurance Co., and John Swanson, Ne- braska Clothing Co. Contestants were judged on personality, poise, face, carriage and figure. " IT ' S UP TO YOU. " Beauty judges deliberate. Left to right are H. C. Carden, Gertrude Stewart, and John Swanson. " IT WAS A CLOSE RACE, " said the judges, but they had to elinn- inate two of these five finishing candidates. Left to right are Der- relle Blumer, third place winner, Joyce Delia, first place, Betty Ros- holm, runner-up, Marjorie Carlson, second place, and Marilyn Sibert, runner-up. First Place .... Brown eyes — vivacious — Chi Omega — and winner of the 1951 Tonnahawk Beauty Contest. Joyce Delia, freshman at the University, wore a red velvet strapless formal with rhinestone accessories and an aqua-velvetine date dress. Second Place .... Hazel eyes — winsome smile — and red net over white satin won Marjorle Carlson second place in the Tomahawk Beauty contest. Another freshman, Marge was spon- sored by Chi Omega. Third Place .... Third place winner Derrelle Blumer — another freshman — sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha— strapless kelly green formal with a full net skirt to contrast with her flaming red hair. " TYPICAL FRESHMAN BOY " The freshman class decided Bob Keim was the " Typical Freshman Boy " at Omaha Uni- versity ' s campus. Bob was spon- sored by Theta Phi Delta. " TYPICAL FRESHMAN GIRL " Barbara Zimmerman, a pert little brunette from Chi Omega, was chosen by her classmates as " typical " at the Freshman Mixer. Barb is easily identified by her winning smile. Junior Prom Queen .... The Junior class chose popular Nancy Hileman for their queen. Nancy is president of Zeta Tau Alpha and a major in music. The Junior Queen has shoulder-length blonde hair. " ROSE OF DELTA SIG " Brunette Joan Clawson won the title of " Rose of Delta Sig. " Joanie was also entered as the business fraternity national can- didate for " Rose. " The title winner belongs to Chi Omega sorority. " OUTSTANDING SORORITY GIRL " Creamy complexioned Jackie Geilus is not only an " Outstand- Sorority Girl " but also an out- standing student at Omaha Uni- versity. Jackie is a Zeta and has been a leader in scholarship and school activities. THETA CHI ' S " DREAM GIRL " AND " SWEATER GIRL " A tall, slim strawberry blonde was elected by Theta Chi ' s as their " Dream Girl. " Lois Stewart was sponsored by Chi Omega sorority at their annual Spring All-Greek dance. Earlier Janice Leiand, a brownette from Gam- ma, was picked as the frater- nity ' s " Sweater Girl. " " ALPHA SIG SWEETHEART " — short, brownette — writes " The Gossipel " for the Gate- way. Joanne Larkin, Chi Ome- ga, was elected by members of Alpha Sigma Lambda to preside at their 1950 Spring dance. Fra- ternity president Jerry Leffler presented Miss Larkin. Joe College .... Loves to dance — " the laugh " — Theta Phi Delta — typical " Joe College. " Vern Sweigard was the choice of Omaha U coeds at the annual dance sponsored by the Feathers. " KING SATAN " The Hot Dog King — the voice — The+a Chi — likes to work on plays, revues and skits — in gen- eral, he has a " devil " of a tinne. Lee Damhoff — elected " King Satan " at the Alpha Xi Devil Dance. " MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR " OU coeds elected Bob Walker " Most Eligible Bache- lor " at Gamma Sigma Omi- cron ' s ' dance late last spring. He was a member of Theta Phi Delta fraternity. Walker is now mar- ried to a former Gamma. Stewart Smith Nelson Swafford Welniak Olderog PANHELLENIC COUNCIL With the spring and summer of 1950 came the forma- tion of the first Panhellenic Council on the University of Omaha campus. Each national sorority on campus has two representa- tives on the council. The organization met during the summer and drew up a constitution and rules governing the fall rush week. All affairs relating to Greek letter sororities, such as scholarship, pledging, initiation and membership, are governed by this body. Member groups of the council are Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Sigma Kappa, and Zeta Tau Alpha. In February Gamma Sigma Omicron was made an asso- ciate member of the Council. Officers for the year: Judy Swafford President Joan Nelson Vice-president Peggy Smith Secretary Maulfrey Stewart Treasurer The alumnae advisors of the Council: Alpha Xi Delta Mrs. Paul Sutton Chi Omega Miss Margaret Killian Sigma Kappa Mrs. Henry Lucas Zeta Tau Alpha Mrs. Ormsby Harry Daley Brown ing DamhofF Meyers INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL With the United States in a state of national emer- gency for the second time within ten years, it was the Interfraternity Council ' s job to set up regulations for the inactivation of a fraternity should its membership drop below the minimum requirement. It instigated the idea of having several " all Greek " songs created by a group of potential song-writers from the various organizations as a means of creating a stronger feeling of unity. The annual Greek Week — which included seminars conducted by national sorority and fraternity repre- sentatives, a banquet, and an all-Greek dance — was another project sponsored by the Interfraternity Council in conjunction with the Panhellenic Council. The council also voted to purchase a large picture of the late Harry Fore, which may now be seen on dis- play in the Fore Memorial reading room. Officers for this year were Jim Daley, president; Jack Browning, vice-president; Lee Damhoff, secretary, and Tom Meyer, treasurer. chapman Obermon Ormsby Harry, Sponsor CREEK WEEK Sororities and fraternities on the University of Omaha campus celebrated their fourth annual Greek Week, March 30 and 31. Officers of the national Greek organiza- tions spoke at the many seminars held in con- junction with the affair. Members of the In- terfraternity and Panhellenic Councils took charge of arrangements under the direction of Judy Swafford and James Daley, co-chair- men. Opening the annual celebration was a general assembly in the auditorium Friday afternoon. Immediately following the assem- bly, several seminars, of interest to Greeks, were held. Highlight of every Greek Week is the tra- ditional dinner Friday night in the auditorium. Greek organizational songs are presented by each group, and scholarship and intra- mural awards are also given at this time. Highest all-over scholarship for fraternities and sororities in 1950 were achieved by Chi Omega and Phi Epsilon Pi. Dixie Clark, Chi O, and George Marling, Theta Chi, received the individual scholarship awards. Pledge Friday night ' s feature was the traditional banquet. awards were taken by Sally Penny, Chi O, and Norman Goldenberg, Phi Ep. Dean of Students, John W. Lucas and As- sistant Deans Mary Padou Young and Orms- by Harry presented the awards to the win- ning organizations and members. Decorations included large letters on the drawn auditorium curtains stating, " Greek Week " : the crests of the various organiza- tions were placed at the sta ge front. This year ' s Greek Week featured entertainment plus education. Faculty and Greeks had fun at the dance. More seminars on organizational topics were conducted Saturday morning at the University. Such subjects as chapter financing, fraternity administration, chapter news let- ters, rushing, and public relations were among the topics presented at the seminars. The morning ' s events were concluded with a luncheon in the faculty club room. An informal dance concluded the week- end ' s events for the Greeks. Held at the Car- ter Lake Club, Gary Peniston ' s band played for the affair. Decorations followed the theme of inter-Greek unity and emphasized the crests of the ten organizations. Highlight of the dance ' s intermission enter- tainment was the presentation of two new all- Greek songs by a chorus representing each organization. Irv Jones was both accompa- nist and director for the group. Speakers for the various Greek Week events and seminars included Stuart Kelley, Theta Chi, national president; Miss Madeline Gerard, Alpha Phi, Nebraska University Pan- hellenic Advisor; Miss Marjorie Killian, Chi Omega, chapter advisor; Mrs. Ormsby Harry, Zeta Tau Alpha, chapter advisor; Miss Bonnie Voss, Sigma Kappa, Nebraska State Membership Chairman; and Mrs. Paul Sutton, Alpha Xi, chapter advisor. Greek Week had two primary purposes, to achieve as an Interfraternity and Panhel- lenic event. It must aid the members of both fraternities and sororities to solve the prob- lems arising in their organization, and it must bring about a closer understanding between the different Greek chapters on campus. Stuart Kelley, Theta Chi National president, speaking at the dinner. THE CREEKS Greek activities for the year commenced with a round of rush parties. Sorority rushees met the actives of the four nationals at a univer- sity tea which opened their rush week. A smoker was held for potential fraternity men in the student center to start the men ' s rushing. Parties for separate groups were held in hotels and park pavilions. First Greek dance of the year was the Theta Phi Delta formal in the Carter Lake Club dur- ing November. Jackie Geilus, Zeta Tau Alpha, was name " Outstanding Sorority Girl " by vote of all Greeks attending. Janice Leiand, Gam- ma Sigma Omicron, was selected Theta Chi Sweater Girl at an informal dance in the Hotel Chieftain Terrace Room the same month. On December 18 Zeta Tau Alpha ' s spon- sored their " Fantasy in Frost " dance at the Blackstone. Sigma Kappa ' s chose December 20 for their ' " Violet Formal " at Peony Park. Lee Damhoff, Theta Chi, was elected King Satan III at the Alpha Xi Delta " Devil Dance " at Peony January 29. The Carter Lake Club was the setting for the Theta Chi " Dream Girl Prom " February 2, at which Lois Stewart, Chi Rushing . . . smokers, theme parties, fun and new friends. All-Greek dances rounded out a full activities schedule. . . . IN ACTION Omega, was announced as Theta Chi Dream Girl. Sigma Lambda Beta ' s kept up with the times by inviting Greeks to their " T.V. Tempo Dance, " at the Carter Lake Club February 23. Phi Epsilon Pi ' s had an original theme for their " Circus Capers " at the Blackstone March 9. St. Patrick ' s Day was the inspiration for the Chi Omega " Shamrock Shuffle, " held March 16 at the Carter Lake Club. Sigma Phi Epsi- lon ' s presented their " Sweetheart Dance " dur- ing April at the same location. Joanne Larkin, Chi Omega, was thel950 fraternity sweet- heart. Gamma Sigma Omicron, activated again on campus in January, sponsored the " Bachelors ' Ball " last spring at which Bob Walker, Theta Phi Delta, was elected the " Most Eligible Bachelor. " Greeks captured several all-school honors for themselves. Last Ma-ie Day Chi Omega received first place in the skit contest. Theta Chi placed third in the float competition. Phi Epsilon Pi received first place for room decorations at Homecoming, while Sigma Kappa was a runner-up. In all aspects the Greek year was a very suc- cessful one. ALPHA XI DELTA Alpha Xi ' s Gamma Delta chapter began its first full year of activity on the OU campus with a preference banquet September 25. It was held at the Omaha Athletic Club. The sorority pledged 20 girls and added three others during late rushing. First social event of the year was a Hal- loween party held at Camp Brewster ' s Inspira- tion Lodge. Members and their dates ducked for apples and played other Halloween games. An alumnae party was held in December at the D. W. Campbell home. Later, during the holidays, sorority members sang carols at the Methodist Hospital and the Fontenelle Old People ' s Home. At a Christmas party the sorority mothers and daughters exchanged gifts. It was part of an old sorority custom. Alpha Xi ' s sponsored the annual all-Greek " Devil Dance, " held January 29 at Peony Park. Lee Damhoff was elected King Satan. At the dance gifts were presented to the meanest and and sweetest pledges and actives. Fifteen pledges and nine alumnae members were activated into Gamma Delta chapter during initiation ceremonies February 24 and 25 at the Omaha Women ' s Club. A reception for parents of the new actives followed the initiation. Mrs. Agnes Dwyer, national vice- president of Alphi Xi, was the honored guest at the initiation and reception. Amick Cahow Cotton Ellis Fried Herrin Barnes Cole M. Cowger Frozier Gottscti Jones GAMMA DELTA CHAPTER Alpha Xi observed its first Founders ' Day v ith a banquet at the Omaha Country Club. Guests at the banquet were Omaha alumnae and sisters from the Rho chapter at Ne- braska U. Final activity of the year was a spring tea held in May to honor mothers of the sorority girls. Members of Alpha Xi participated in such campus activities as University Players, OUWI, Feathers, Home Ec Club, Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Phi Sigma, Student Council, Pan- hellenic Council, student publications, Tom Tom Revue and the University band. Heading Gamma Delta chapter for the year were Joan Nelson, president; Shirley Welniak, vice-president; Dorothy Hines, recording sec- retary; Janis Johnson, corresponding secre- tary; Joan Eddy, treasurer; Sally Urban, mar- shal; and Patsy Cahow, pledge trainer. Pledges for the first semester were led by Joyce Erdkamp, president; Vivian Cotton, vice- president; Gayle Fried, secretary; Mary Ann Herrin, treasurer; and Joyce Miller, song leader. Several members of Alpha Xi alumnae coun- cil helped direct Gamma Delta ' s activities. Leta Holley and Ellen Lord aided the sorority as faculty sponsors. CHI OMEGA The Zeta Delta chapter of Chi Omega ended its second year on campus by carrying off first place for its 1950 Ma-ie Day skit, " North Pacific. " Rushing for the 1950-51 school year began September 17 with a tea in the faculty club room. Twenty-nine rushees were pledged at the Preference Banquet, which was held at the Omaha Athletic Club. During the first week in October, Chi Omega celebrated the Fall Eleusinian with the alum- nae chapter. Later in October Gloria Bachuus was activated. The chapter ' s annual dinner-dance was held November 24 at the Fontenelle Hotel. Marilyn Mellam was in charge. The Chi O ' s held an alumnae tea December 28. On January 28 a tea was given for the faculty members, ad- ministrators and presidents of other Greek or- ganizations. Initiation of the fall pledge class took place February 9 and 10. After the group ' s first ac- tive meeting the sorority mothers took their daughters out to dinner. Chi Omega ' s annual spring dance was held during February. The chapter organized a mothers ' club and elected Mrs. Mellam as president. By collecting pennies, nickles, and dimes, the sorority captured first place in the Campus Chest drive. As a result, the chapter ZETA DELTA CHAPTER was awarded $25 to be given to the charity of its choice. Those representing Chi Omega in various school activities and honors were Joanne Lar- kin and Pat Livingston on the Student Council; Connie Decker and Diane Purdy as freshman class officers; Barbara Haugness and Jean Steinman in " Ten Little Indians " ; Suzanne Nel- son in Waokiya; Barbara Zimmerman as " Typ- ical Freshman Girl, " and Jacqueline Zerbe as co-chairman of Vocations Day. Officers for the year were Judy Swafford, president; Jacqueline Zerbe, vice-president; Joanne Larkin, secretary; Barbara Haugness, treasurer. Other officers were Doris Hanson, pledge mistress; Donna Edstrand, chapter cor- respondent; and Marilyn Middleton, herald. Project chairmen included Bonnie Wilson on personnel; Joan Smith, activities; Marilyn Mellam, social and civic service; and Norma Elfline, rushing. Members of the Chi Omega Advisory Board were Miss Margaret Killian, Miss Mildred Hollingsworth, Mrs. John Gustafson and Mrs. Car roll Eisenhart. CHI OMEGA Fredrickson McGu igan Bu rbndge Hawkins Leiand Menck GAMMA SIGMA OMICRON Reminiscing over the activities of the past year, the Gammas found satisfaction and shared pride in the traditional friendship circle. Together they worked for the ideals long ago formed by their founders. As the end of the semester rolls around, vve will remember the impressive candlelight ceremony which brought new members into the fold of Gamma Sigma Omicron. We ' ll look back over the winter whirl of holiday fun — Christmas caroling — the annual Christ- mas Tea and winter group sports. Then we remember toking part in other aspects of college life. The Gammas participated actively in other campus organizations — Home Economics Club, Sigma Pi Phi, Feathers, OUWI and the University Players. Members got into the swing of the annual Tom-Tom Revue, helped with dramatic productions and worked on the Gateway staff. We like to recall how Marjorie Batie pounded the gavel for the bi-weekly meetings — how she would turn to Barbara Frederiksen for minutes of the last meeting, and would call on Phyllis Rudeen for a treasurer ' s report. Joan Bugbee handled duties as vice-president as well as pledge mistress and rush chairman. We will think too of Gamma entrants in the annual Tomahawk Beauty Contest and how Betty Rosholm was a runner-up. Other contestants for the beauty honor were Shirley Hawkins, Patricia Morford and Phyllis Rudeen. Gamma Sigma Omicron participants in the Oma- ha Inter-sorority Style Show were Shirley Hawkins, Patricia Morford and Betty Rosholm. In other phases of campus activities, Janice Leiand was chosen " Sweater Girl of 1950 " by Theta Chi Bugbee fraternity. Julie Zelenka followed former Gamma members and became News Editor of The Gateway; Lois Scfimucker served as sorority news reporter. Ever active pledge Betty Rosholm come into the spotlight again as baton twirler for the University Band. Others were members of the University Chorus. Peggylou Menck was one of the models that appeared on television for the Home Economics De- partment. In March Gammas were guests of the alumni chap- ters at the annual Founders ' Day banquet. The 1951 celebration took place in the Omaha Room of the Castle Hotel. Following the Gamma Founders ' Day Banquet, members were active in Greek Week events. Phyllis Rudeen served on the luncheon committee, while Joan Bugbee took part in the song committee. Looking back over the historical details of the organization, the Gammas recall how the group was first formed in 1924 as Sigma Omicron, and later was accepted under the Intersorority Council as Gamma Sigma Omicron. Now, as the spring semester closes, the Gammas will always remember the privileges of friendship, the satisfaction of group cooperation. They will re- member, too, with pride the symbol of the green and white harp, the triangular pearl and ruby pm, and the traditional " Oh, Gamma Sigma Omicron, We Sing of Thee. " Nor will the Gammas ever forget their sponsors, Mrs. Ernestine Bottlemy and Mrs. Eleanor Gould, who were always willing to lend a helping hand. Morford Rosholm Strotton Peters Schmucker White Zelenka Allen Eubank D. Hayes B. Kundel Smith Brown Everett M. Hayes L. Kundel Georhort Disney Gearhart Jones Lane SIGMA KAPPA Kappa Psi Delta, second oldest local sorority on campus, became officially affiliated with the national sorority Sigma Kappa, on October 14, 1950. On Friday, October 13, new Kappa members were pledged to Sigma Kappa, while initiation of actives and alums was held Saturday morning and afternoon. That eve- ning the group was installed as the Beta Omega chapter at a formal banquet. Sunday a formal reception was given by the new Sigmas to their parents, faculty mem- bers, and representatives of all other Greek sororities and fraternities in the city. These functions were all held at the Fontenelle Hotel. New national traditions were incorporated into local traditions with excellent results. For example, the for- mer Kappas kept their local tradition of an annual October barn dance. With apple cider, doughnuts, pop- corn, and potato chips to sustain them, the girls and their dates did promenades, circle fours, and Virginia reels to the calls of the professional square dancer and the tunes of the record player. All escorts received red neckerchiefs as favors. Beta Omega chapter also kept national traditions by holding their Violet Formal in a violet festooned Peony Park, December 21. This is a dance given by all Sigmas throughout the country honoring the sorority flower. During intermission, the sweetest and meanest pledges and actives were presented. Actives picked pledges Phyllis Pendrock and Jodie Pierce while pledges elected Pat Johannsen and Carol Miles as sweetest and meanest. Lting Lof Pane Post Strasser Leonard Moore Pendrock Praic Swanson Lesh O ' Brian Peirce Pugh Week! BETA OMEGA CHAPTER Christmas vacation was a busy one, with Sigmas be- ing honored guests at three parties. The first was a chili supper at the home of Ruth Lane. Next came the annual Christmas party given by Marilyn and Donna Hayes. The f ollowing week the alums had a reception for members from the Omaha, Lincoln and Ames chapters. The Mother-Daughter tea and the Alumnae party were held early in the spring. Members were busy with activities other than party- ing. Sigma Kappa took second place honors at Home- coming for room decorations, with a display showing the sacrifice of a papier-mache athlete. Maulfrey Stewart, who was tapped for Waokiya, was also elected treasurer of Feathers. Nancy Spring was vice-president of the same organization, while Marilyn Hayes served as publicity chairman. Sigmas were also active in the Gateway, Home Economics Club, University Players, Pre-med Club, and Alpha Lambda Delta. The sorority contributed money and gifts to local, national and international charitable organizations. Officers for the year were Nancy Spring, president; Carol Miles, first vice-president; Maulfrey Stewart, sec- ond vice-president; Pat Johannsen, recording secretary; Mary Gardener, corresponding secretary; Ruth Williams, treasurer; Anne Pane, social chairman; and Roberta Prai, historian. Advisors were Miss Alice Smith and Mrs. Mildred Gearhart. Blossom Blumer Burgess Chambers Diehl Durand Ehlers Fada Fahnestock Farris Gans Geilus ZETA TAU ALPHA After thirty-six years of existence as the local sorority Sigma Chi Omicron, Zetas completed their first full year as a national sorority this year. Under the leadership of Peggy Smith, president; Gayle Eustace Field, vice president; Harriet Oviatt, secretary; Sonya Lewis, treasurer; Betty Karr, corresponding secretary; and Shirley Gilli- land, historian; the group began to function as a link in the international chain. On April 30, 1950, Gamma Mu chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha was pledged. Activation festivities, including a banquet and a tea, were held in Oc- tober of this year. During the summer Peggy and Gloria Schiro attended the national convention at Mackinac Island, New York, where Peg was the honor initiate for the convention. In the fall, Elmwood park pavilion had a com- pletely different set of decorations for each of five rush parties. The result was thirty-three pledges, the largest class on campus. Under the co-chairmanship of Shirley Gilliland and Marlene Pedersen, an " Indians Whip the Tartars " theme was selected for the Homecoming room decorations, which took third place in the homecoming decoration honors. Zetas were elected to many Greek and all- school posts. Jackie Geilus was elected " Typical Sorority Girl " of the school year by a vote at the annual all-Greek dance given by the Thetas. Marilyn Sibert was named secretary of the soph- omore class, and Jean Saladay as freshman rep- resentative to the Student Council. Early in the school year, the Alpha Sigs and Zetas had a square-dance party at the new Dewey Park Pavilion. Thetas joined the Zetas for a Puzzle Party. The actives of both organiza- tions met secretly at Mutual ' s recreation room for dancing and games while the pledges met else- where. Pledges of both groups outsmarted the actives and found them. An informal party with the Theta Chi ' s was also high on the ZTA list of good times. Howkinson Hays Heinz Johnson Jourdon LeMasters McDonald McKay McLel Ian GAMMU MU CHAPTER Derelle Blumer won third place, and Marilyn Sibert was named runner-up in the annual Toma- hawk Beauty Contest, which was co-directed by Peggy Smith. Another Zeta, Jean McDonald, was editor of this year ' s Tomahawk. Being sports-minded, too, the Zetas had rep- resentative teams and members out for women s intramurals. Two pledges, Gwen Arner and Betty Scheneman took all the badminton honors, win- ning the doubles contest while Betty won the singles competition. The Gamma Mu team won the intramural volley ball tournament. Bowling, basketball, and baseball also were on the sorority schedule. The annual all-Greek Christmas formal, and a spring dinner dance, ranked high on the Zetas social calendars. Red Cross work, and a party for Omaha ' s handicapped children were other worthwhile activities. Activation of the fall pledge class was held in February at the Fontenelle. At the banquet, rec- ognition was given to Jean Salladay, as the out- standing pledge, and to Dorothy Hays, Gwen Arner and Doris Hugenburg for their scholastic achievements. Gwen and Doris were named to Alpha Lambda Delta, and Gayle Eustice and Jackie Geilus became members of Waokiya dur- ing the year. Now that Zeta Tau Alpha is used to carrying on activities as a national frate rnity, members look forward to the coming years of service, honor, and fun as Gamma Mu chapter at OU. Faculty sponors were Mrs. Robert J. Alexander and Mrs. Ormsby Harry. Moneymaker Pederson Olderoq Sibecl Stupfe Tallon Woods Yeller MM mmmM Browning Dawson Frozey Harrell I nness Kiffin Krenners Carey Deuser Glickfleld Hershey Jouss King La Chapell Clark Fesler Griffifhs Holtz Koyser Knudsen Lillefhorup Meyer Carson Knudsen Wilcox Leffler Olson SIGMA PHI EPSILON A long history dating back to 1919 came to an end this year when members of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a local fraternity, were initiated into the national social fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Activation ceremonies for the new chapter were held on February 17 and 18. At the initiation, the Grand President of Sig Ep, Dr. Wm. C. Smolenske was the featured guest. Also present were Wm. H. Hindman, Jr., grand secretary and Carl Peterson, traveling secretary. Representatives from the Ak-Sar-Ben alumni association, and initiating teams from Nebraska and Baker Universities and Iowa State College were invited to attend the festivities. During the semester preceding nationalization into Sig Ep, the Alpha Sig ' s held a rush party at the Fon- tenelle Hotel. A total of 22 men were pledged to the fraternity. The formation of the Sig Ep Mothers ' Club highlighted the annual Mother-Son Tea. Mrs. B. M. Leffler was elected as the first president of the newly formed group. Other officers were Mrs. A. E. McMillan, vice-president; Mrs. C. O. Olson, recording secretary; Mrs. R. E. Dueser, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. L. L. Inness, treasurer. Dr. Nell Ward, the fraternity ' s honorary mother, re- ceived a gift from the members of Sig Ep. A caroling party for Sig Ep members and their dates highlighted the fraternity ' s events during the Christmas holidays. On December 23 the group sang at several old people ' s and children ' s homes. After the caroling, the frat held a holiday party. Sig Eps first all-Greek event of the year established a " first " on the Omaha U campus. The fraternity spon- sored the first all-Greek sing in the history of OU. All fraternities and sororities were invited to the event. NEBRASKA BETA CHAPTER The annual T-Bowl football game was replaced by the " Ice Bowl " — a hockey game between Sig Ep and Thetc. Sig Ep won easily, 7-2 to start a new tradition. Highlighting the spring semester were the annual Sig Ep Sweetheart Dance, a steak fry and a stag party. Miss Joanne Larkin, of Chi Omega, was elected the 1950 Sweetheart at the dance held at the Omaha Field Club. Jerry Leffler served as president of Alpha Sigma Lambda for the first semester, and stayed on as prexy of the fraternity when it joined Sigma Phi Epsilon during the second semester. Vice-president was Jim Knudsen, who left for the service after the Christmas holidays and was replaced by Tom Meyer. Other officers included Howard Olson, secretary; Jim Wilcox, treasurer; and Jack Browning, pledge master. Jim Townsend was a member of the Student Council and Jack Browning and Tom Meyer represented Sig Ep on the Interfraternity Council as vice-president and treasurer respectively. Many other Sig Ep members served as class officers and were active in school ac- tivities and organizations. Sponsors for the fraternity during the year were Dr. L. O. Taylor and J. W. Kurtz. With their recent affiliation with national Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Nebraska Beta chapter looks forward to further success on the OU campus. To lor Lippold McKee Meyers Moser Raupe Schultz TQwnsend Logan VicFarlond Moore Moss Roberts Shopiond Whitted Morgri tz McMi Man Morphew Piersofi Sarooion . Simpson Zach Belgrade D. Belzer Denenberg Goldenberg H. Kahn 5. Kahn Kolz Cooper ATHLETIC SOCIAL CULTURAL PHI EPSILON PI Alpha Chi chapter of Phi Epsilon Pi was the first fraternity on the University of Omaha campus to become nationally affiliated. In May of 1949 Beta Tau Kappa, local group, was formally ini- tiated into Phi Epsilon Pi, national non-sectarian fraternity. With this new incentive the chapter showed a strong and steady growth in both mem- bership and campus activity. Alpha Chi maintained an active, balanced pro- gram of athletic, social, and cultural activities. The social program was one of the most enter- taining of recent years. Under the chairmanship of Leonard Lefitz, the social committee of Harvey Cooper, Gerald Roitstein and Paul Saltzman planned such affairs for the members and their dates as a " Back to School House Party " at the home of Harry Wise, a barbecue feast, steak fry, and formal dinner-dance. Other highlights of the year included a colorful Valentine dance in the House and Garden room of the Blackstone Hotel. An all-Greek dance, Circus Capers, was presented at the Blackstone complete with clowns, pink lem- onade, and all the fun of a circus. Members held their first annual tea for their mothers in the Faculty Club Room of the University. A Mothers club was formed at the time. Athletically the chapter participated actively in all intramural sports including football, basket- ball, baseball, ping pong, track, wrestling and bowling. In most sports the chapter had a long way to go to acquire champion teams. Bowling alone presented a winning team with the com- bination of Dave Belzer, Harvey Cooper, Jack a first division entry. Lou Goldberg won the 128 Katz, and Jack Noodell consistently maintaining pound championship in intramural wrestling. ALPHA CHi CHAPTER Phi Ep started the school year off by winning top honors in the Homecoming room decoration contest. Three members attended the national convention in Minneapolis September 7-8-9. Bob Rubenstein, Al Epstein end Mort Kaplan repre- sented the chapter. The group also toured the Northland prior to the start of school. Paul Saltz- man, Barney Kadis, Harold Oberman, Norman Goldenberg and Jerry Belzer became members of Gamma Pi Sigma, honorary chemistry fraternity. Turning the radio dial to station KBON the midwest area heard Jack Katz on his own disc jockey program. Jack was student coordinator for the annual Omaha University-KBON day. He also produced the school talent show on the same program. Then in the path of all good tal- ent. Jack turned to television by producing " Your University " over WOW-TV. Officers of Alpha Chi chapter are: Bob Rubenstein Superior Leonard Lefitz Vice Superior Harold Oberman. . .Corresponding Secretary Jerry Meyer Recording Secretary Martin Nearenberg Treasurer Jack Noodell Reporter Faculty advisors are Tom Brock, William T. Utiey and Leonard Weiner. The aim of Alpha Chi will always be to help the individual better adapt himself to college life. Salzman Nearenberg Oberman UtIey Weiner Wise SIGMA LAMBDA f ' p I Sigma Lambda Beta will celebrate its second birthday this spring. It was founded in the spring of 1949 by Richard W. Brooke, Nicholas G. T. Burke and William G. Woodard. Officers for the 1950-51 scholastic year were Ray Abeita, president; John Stirek, vice-presi- dent; Lowell Jensen, recording secretary; Dale Sass, corresponding secretary; ClifF Carmony, historian; Ray Abeita and Jim Chapman, inter- fraternity representatives. Television cameras focused on an all-Greek semi-formal dance at Carter Lake Club. Deco- rations for the dance were imitation television cameras at each side of the dance floor with a large T-V camera over the bandstand. Sig Lambs didn ' t stop there. They moved on to the Birchwood Club where 13 pledges were chosen at the Sigma Lambda Beta rush party. Pledges held a raking party at the re- cently finished barbecue pit. Most of the Sig Lambs are active in other organizations as well as in their own fraternity. Gamma Eta chapter of the national business Boand Bradley Carmony Boiek Brigqs Chapman BonnaccI Burke Dalton Evans Goode BETA Allen fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, has several Sig Lambs as well as Omicron Pi Omicron (War- riors), the varsity band, and the Gateway and Tomahawk. Norman Burke, athletic chairman for Sig Lamb, supervised intramural football, basket- ball, bowling, volleyball and soft ball. Pledge ofTicers were Henry Boiek, president; Edwin Marsh, secretary; and Jack Martin, treasurer. Pledges were priviledged to attend a pot-luck supper in October, and the All- Greek Pledge Dance held at Peony Park. Pledg- ing wasn ' t exactly a bed of roses. Several pledges tried to escape the actives at a party in Bennington but ran into a barbed-wire fence. Eight Sig-Lambs entered the armed forces during the school year. They are Nick Burke, Gene Heins, Bob Henkle, Jim Martin, Arnold Thorkelson, Walt Kunold, Tom Heafey and Art Allen. Sponsoring the organization were J. D. Tyson, Dr. Frank Gorman, W. C. Hockett and L, A. Frye. Henkle Marsh Sass Jensen Martin Smith Larsen Menolascino Steric Thorkleson Townsend I,. berney Borowiak Bolsi nqer i A. Breci Capora !e Chancy Claeson Coroch Damhoff Davenport Dolan Dunlevy Froenkel Fratt Giles THETA CH In the past academic year, the Delta Zeta chapter established new precedents and strengthened the old traditions of Theta Chi. Despite a gradual loss of membership to the armed services, the oldest social organization on campus carried on with on active social, athletic, and scholastic schedule: Theta Chi initiated the largest pledge class of any fraternity after fall rushing. A banquet for the 29 pledges was held at Marchio ' s Restaurant. In October a reception for parents and faculty was held in the faculty clubroom. Later that month a party for fraternity members and dotes was given at the Ger- man-American Home. At the third annual Sweater Dance held in November at the Chieftain Hotel, Janice Leiand was chosen from eight candidates as this year ' s Theta Chi Sweater Girl. Theta Chi took the youngsters at the Ma- sonic Boys ' Home to watch the Omaha- Simpson football game. The fraternity. Goodrich Hampton Hill Horok Horn Marling Sykora Langdon Cross Hampton Hayes DELTA ZETA CHAPTER with Chi Omega as co-sponsor, later ar- ranged a Christmas party for the boys. Both groups gave the boys athletic equip- ment, candy, and fruit. Lee Damhoff was elected as King Satan at the Alpha Xi Devil Dance in January. The first edition of the Theta Crier, the chap- ter news letter, also appeared that month. The peak of social activities for the Theta Chi chapter each year is the all-Greek Dream Girl Prom. This year Ray Palmer played for the semi-formal dance February 2 at the Carter Lake Club. Lois Stewart of Chi Omega was named the Theta Chi Dream Girl of 1951. Spring activities in 1950 included a dinner with the alumni during April. Theta Chi won the scholarship trophy presented dur- ing the 1950 Greek Week, and placed third in the Ma-ie Day float contest. Fraternity members were active in every field of extra-curricular work. Chapter advisers for the year were George Pritchard, Bruce Linton, and J. Lee Westrate. Sittler { Stovall Swanson Thompson ' mfs Vancuro West L, Anderson B. Anderson R. Anderson G. Anderson Denver Dressier B. Driscoll G. Driscoll Elmore Fishback Fouser Gallagher Gaulier Homan R. Hanson B. Hanson Holmberg lltzsch Siebler Molec Reid THETA PH DELTA During the 1950-51 school year, as in the past 35 years, Theta Phi Delta had a full and successful calendar of social events, athletics, and other activities. The first semester opened with the rush party at the Riverview Park pa- vilion. Later a stag party was held at the Carter Lake Club to honor the excellent new pledge class of twenty-one members. The highlight of Theta ' s social season was its annual formal dance, also held at the Carter Lake Club. Other big social events were a puzzle party with Zeta Tau Alpha, and a Christmas party with the members of Chi Omega. Theta Phi Delta was awarded the coveted Sweepstakes Athletic trophy for its superiority in the 1949-50 sports season. The members again showed their prowess by winning the interfraternity football championship last fall. Both the actives and the pledges contrib- uted their talents and abilities of leadership to Vogt the university by participating in many campus activities. OfFicers of organizations included the following: Jim Daley, president of Univer- sity Players and president of Interfraternity Council; Bob Hanson, vice-president of Uni- versity Players; Bob Anderson, treasurer of University Players; Tom Slack, vice-president of Alpha Psi Omega, national dramatic fra- ternity; Ben Tobias president of Student Coun- cil; Phil Wellman, president of Warriors; and Gary Penisten, treasurer of Warriors. Bob Keim was honored by the freshman class with his election as the Typical Freshman Boy. The fraternity functioned smoothly and ef- fectively through the cooperation of its mem- bers and the officers. George Reid held the president ' s gavel. Ben Tobias served as vice- president; Joe Malec, secretary; Howard Vogt, treasurer; Bob Anderson, pledge master; Louie Anderson, intramural director; Don Siebler, sergeant-at-arms, and Jim Daley, historian. Pledge class officers were Don Chase, presi- dent; Dewey Crouch, vice-president; Al Schiro, secretary, and Mark Gautier, treasurer. Each year Theta Phi Delta has expanded its activities, in accordance with its high objec- tives. Maintaining its high quality of member- ship, the fraternity looks forward to future years as a leader on the campus. The bond of brotherhood, symbolized by the handclasp on its crest, will continue long after college days are over for the members of Theta Phi Delta. Janney Jones Kaplan ! W ' i Keim Klima Knudsen Mayer O ' Nei Piatt Russell Doss W. Wright Young ■ T 1. 1 .1 J NATIONAL SERVICE FRATERNITY Jones Whitaker Nelsen Combs Forrey Johnson Kadis Jauss Chase Burns Rhodes Myers Slenker Langevin Syvertsen Sveska Tyson ALPHA PHI OMEGA Alpha Phi Omega is a national service frater- nity, comprised of students formerly allied with the Boy Scouts of America. The purpose of Alpha Phi Omega is to assemble college men in the fellowship of the Scout Oath and Law, to develop friendship, and to promote service to humanity. The fraternity ' s program em- bodies four fields of activities: Service to the student body and faculty; Service to youth and community; Service to members of the fraternity; Service to the nation as participating citizens. During the past year the Alpha Theta chapter carried on its tradition of service to the community by sponsoring the Red Cross Blood Bank at OU, the T.B. X-Ray Drive, and by assisting the Good- Industries in the collection of clothes for FELLOWSHIP FRIENDSHIP SERVICE Stride Bardolph ALPHA THETA CHAPTER ■ needy persons. Several men also served as as- sistant Scoutmasters for various local troops. Members served the student body and faculty by maintaining check room service, ushering at school functions, and distributing Student Hand- books. Principal social event of the year was the Founders ' Day banquet at the American Legion Club, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fraternity. The APO float, featuring Alumbo, the alumni elephant, won first place among the Ma-ie Day floats. Officers for the year 1950-51 were Richard E. Stride, president; Robert Sveska, vice-president; Robert E. Pierce, recording secretary; Robert Brande, corresponding secretary; Edward Stech, treasurer; Ronald T. Barnett, historian; and Jack R. McGill, alumni secretary. Delegates to the national convention in Des Moines, December 28-30, were officers Stride, Stech, Brande, and Pierce. Harry Rice, M. P. Bardolph, J. D. Tyson, and Paul Beck were the faculty sponsors. Peirce Beck Kansrer Frohnen Wellman Bronde K. Herring Palmquisf Piatt Grasowiak Jim Lastovica Koch Chancy Luenenberg A. Herring John Lastovica Barnett Buttery Cronstrom Shires DELTA SIGMA PI With the close of the spring semester, Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi ended its second full year of campus activity. Although this was Deltasig ' s second year as a chapter organization, they were preceded by their local counterpart. Delta Beta Phi, which was organized in 1947. For a comparatively young organization, their achievements were noteworthy. For the fourth successive year, Deltasigs held the posts of Business Manager and Advertising Manager of Student Publications. This year ' s managers were Charles Huffman and Herb Sklenar, re- spectively. Six members were initiated during formal ceremonies October 22 at the Castle Hotel. During the holidays the chapter held a Christ- mas party for members and their dates at Camp Brewster ' s Inspiration Lodge. First major activity of the spring semester was another formal initiation, held March 4 at the Fonteneile Hotel. Fifteen men, including Charles Bull, OU instructor, were made active members. Delta Sigma Pi finished a busy year with their annual semi-formal dance in May at the Fonteneile Hotel. At that time the 1951 ' Rose of Deltasig " was revealed. Anderson Borr Chapman Duerson Hiddlesfon Huffman Bradley GAMMA ETA CHAPTER The Gamma Eta chapter had six graduating seniors listed in Deltasig ' s national book of graduating seniors. This book contains informa- tion on the qualifications of Deltasig seniors, and is sent to large firms around the country to help them in hiring men for responsible positions. Delta Sigma Pi was first founded at New York University in 1907. The fraternity was organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship and the association of students for their mutual ad- vancement by research and practice; to pro- mote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to fur- ther a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial wel- fare of the city. Officers of Gamma Eta Chapter for the 1950-51 year were as follows: Bernie Shires Headmaster A. Dale Peterson Senior Warden Bill Cronstrom Junior Warden Jim Bradley Treasurer Charles Huffman Scribe Dick Buttery Historian Alfred Smith Chancel or Avery Hiddleston Correspondent The advisers, whose wholehearted interest and cooperation was appreciated by the fra- terity, were Paul Crossman and William Hockett. Grossman Hocketf Men on the hill WITH THE COMPLETION of the field house, the coaching staff for the first time in the history of the school possessed adequate office facilities. The entire north wing of the new building is devoted to individual offices and filing space. With two exceptions the coaching personnel re- mained unchanged. Al Caniglia, former Creighton Uni- versity football star, served as assistant football coach. Caniglia, who is completing graduate work here, is an authority on the " T " formation and was instrumental in integrating this system with Lloyd Cardwell ' s single wing. This combination led to a very successful season. Ernie Flecky, 1950 OU grad and one of the school ' s finest athletes, returned to his alma mater to become the Athletic Department ' s publicity director. With the advent of the basketball season he assumed charge of the Papooses compiling o brilliant 10 and 6 record. Virgil Yelkin continued as Athletic Director and head baseball coach. In spite of a serious illness which forced him to take a six-week lay off, Yelkin carried on the ever-expanding athletic program of the University. Dur- ing his absence, Tom Brock, football line coach, served as acting director. Lloyd Cardwell continued to lead the football team, piling up six wins to three losses. This was the best OU football team he ever turned out. He also continued as head coach in track. Don Pflasterer, one-time great OU basketball player, coached the 1950-51 basketball team to its best season since the war. Ernie Gorr, director of intramural activities, also continued in his duties as as- sistant coach in track and football. Allie Morrison in wrestling, John Campbell in golf, and George Pritchard in tennis, complete the list of the men who direct Omaha U athletics. All three of these coaches turned in successful seasons. Yelkin Brock, Cardwell Pflasterer, Gorr Caniglia, Flecky and their boys . . . the " O " Club THE NUCLEUS OF OU ATHLETICS is in the men ' s " O " Club, an honorary organization composed entirely of lettermen. With 60 members in its ranks, the organiza- tion prides itself as a big factor in school politics. it was instrumental in placing Jean Duncan on the Homecoming throne. In addition to this the club has provided ushers and vendors for home games, and has also donated its services to the athletic department. Bob Murray was in charge of a committee that welcomed opposing teams. His courtesy helped to cement rela- tionships with many of these schools. During the Christmas holidays, a committee headed by Lynn Hooten and Jack Karnett gave Christmas bas- kets to needy families. President of the organization is Bob McNutt, baseball veteran. Robert " Bugs " Redden, baseball and football star, held down the job of vice-president. Charles An- derson, shot putter, and Andy Marinkovich, baseball player, divided the secretary-treasurer duties. Sponsors of the group are Don Pflasterer, head bas- ketball coach, and Jack Somny, sociology instructor. The " big three " . . . Vice-president " Bugs " Redden, President Bob McNutt and Charlie Anderson, Secre- tary-treasurer. TOP ROW: Redden, K. Christie, Pullen, Carlson, Alford, Beals, Jones, Arenas, Johnson. THIRD ROW: Lustgarden, Offerjost, Breyfogle, C. Anderson, McCord, Heins, Karnett, Elclund, Carillo. SECOND ROW: McNutt, Malnack, Gautier, B. Anderson, Harville, D. Chris+ie, Annin, Harrison, Marin- kovick, Duffack. FIRST ROW: Pisasale, Lara, Brown, Fitch, Bridenbaugh, Allred, Hooten, Mancuso, Lane. The Feathers cheered and served . . . The traditional red and blacl of the Feathers were again displayed this year at virtually every athletic event, play and convocation. This na- tional honorary service organization for upper- class college women has taken an active part in most of the school ' s major extracurricular ac- tivities. To quote corresponding secretary Nancy Jones, " there is lots of stuff that needs doing and we done it. " The Feathers ushered at both the Spring and Fall plays, the Tom Tom Revue, football and basketball games, convocations and graduations. The Feathers, the Omaha U chapter of Pi Sigma Chi, opened the school year with a picnic, dinner and initiation service held in Elmwood Park. Dur- ing the football season they helped with ushering and sat in a cheering group. They cooperated with the music department in presenting half- time ceremonies for one of the games. The Feathers were the " wheels " on the field — por- traying the wheel part of many band formations. The theme was based on methods on conveyance through the years. For Dad ' s Day they joined the Warriors in forming an honor guard for the Dad of the Day. They formed a double line through which the Dad walked when he was pre- sented to the crowd. At the basketball games they again formed their own pep group in the stands. They also handed out programs at all the home games. The big event for the year was the " Joe Col- lege " Dance, sponsored by the Feathers and held late in April. They helped with the all-female election of the school ' s " Joe College. " They broke tradition by presenting it as an evening dance for the first time. In previous years it was held in late afternoon. They also helped sponsor pep rallies for home athletic contests the year round. Ticket-taking and coat-checking were also among the duties of the Feathers. Early in the year two members of the Feathers attended the national Pi Sigma Chi convention. They were Beverly Swahn and Mary Svack. Officers for this year were Beverly Swahn, pres- ident; Nancy Spring, vice-president; Nancy Jones, recording secretary; Maulfrey Stewart, treasurer; Jo Ann Petersen, corresponding secretary, and Marilyn Hayes, publicity chairman. Sponsors for the organization were Vera Duerschner and Frances Holliday. TOP: McCurry, Swanson, S. Swahn, Pearson, Beachler, Johansen, O ' Brien, D. Hays, Pane, Praic, Strasser, Ruby, Levenson, Gati, Ayres; MIDDLE: Bugbee, Perkins, Will, Stewart, Spring, B. Swahn, Jones, Peterson, M. Hays, Patane, Williams, Lawer; BOTTOM: Bowerman, Bosanic, Svak, Vogler, Hoff, Lampert, Chittenden, Brailey, Snipes, Clarke, Clark, Garro. TOP: Jones, Steele, Knudsen, Meyer, Wellman, B. Anderson, Tobias; MIDDLE: Pullen, Penisten, Sa+rapa, G. Anderson; BOTTOM: Fraiey, McMillan, Morphew, Wright. . . . . the Warriors The Warriors, members of Omicron Pi Omicron, went a long way to bolster school spirit again this year. The men ' s pep organization was formed in the spring of 1948, and has been an active booster of school sports and other activities ever since. This year they again presented a trophy to the basketball player of the year. They established this custom last year when they used it as part of the ceremony for dedicating the new Fieldhouse. Despite their loss of members to the armed forces, the Warriors have continued to perform the same valuable services that they have in pre- vious years. They co-sponsored rallies for foot- ball, basketball and baseball games, and again joined the Feathers in sponsoring Migration Day during the football season. This is the second year that the University has officially sponsored this event. They took charge of the half-time cere- monies when they taught the OU football fans the new football chant. Members donned Indian costumes and rode into the stadium on horses. worked and led The Warriors decorated the goal posts and box sections for Band Day, besides acting as a cheer- ing section for the games. Many of the school ' s leaders are also members of Omicron Pi Omicron. Ben Tobias, president of the Student Council; Ronnie Pullen, who is active in atheltics, and Ray Abeita, president of the Sig Lambs, are some of the prominent students who are among the ranks of the Warriors. Two of their members, Ronnie Pullen and Bob Satrapa, also served on the Interpep Committee. The Warriors lost their president, Phil Wellman, to the armed services, so vice-president Ronnie Pullen took over. Other officers for the year were Bob Satrapa as secretary, Gary Penisten as treas- urer, and Gary Anderson as sergeant-at-arms. The Warriors lost one of their sponsors when Bob Mossholder left last June to take a position on the University of Indiana faculty. Paul Stage- man is again sponsoring them, but this time by himself. The Omaha University Concert Band They played, cheered . . . Perhaps no organization in the University has shown more progress than the Band. Mr. Robert Fiester assumed direction of the group in September and adopted a progrom which led to service not only to the University, but also to the City of Omaha. Quickly he formed an 84 piece Marching Band which played at all home football games and pep rallies. With Kay Srb as drum major, and Helen Holtz, Ruth Capps, Glennis Chitten- den, Betty Rosholm, and Lee Houghton as baton twirlers, a true collegiate spirit filled the campus on Saturday afternoons. Probably no group in the pep set-up worked harder or with more enthusiasm than the cheer- leaders. With Jean Duncan as head cheer- leader, Jackie Zerbe, Gloria Johnson, Gwen Arner, Janis Johnson, Charlene Arnold, and Jane Englehardt were an integral part of the successful sports picture. A winning basketball team was spurred on by a small 12 piece component of the band which played at all home games. Cheerleaders . . . Right: Arnold, Johnson, Arner, Duncan. Left: Zerbe, Johnson, Englehardt. . . . wl+h Dr. Feister conducting. and twirled . . . Shifting their emphasis to more serious work, Fiester conducted the band in two " pop " con- certs during the second semester, in this same period, the musicians performed at the Foun- ders Day Convocation and for the traditional Ma-ie festivities. Service to the community become a para- mount objective of the administration. General public entertainment was offered by television shows over WOW-TV and six 15 minute radio . . . leading the Homecoming parade. Baton Twirlers . . . Holtz, Capps, Rosholm, Chittenden. The marching band plays in formation on the field. through the year . . . . shows presented by KOIL. A series of bond concerts in the public high schools was planned. This brought the University in closer contact with future students. Similar type con- certs were offered to local business clubs dur- ing the year. Undoubtedly the finest service contribution was to the successful Community Chest Cam- paign. Morris Jacobs, director of the drive, used the band in airport welcome of Holly- wood actor Jean Hersholt, principal speaker at the huge rally held in the field house. Mr. Jacobs expressed the unanimous feeling of gratitude and satisfaction of the administra- tion, students, and alumni, when he wrote to Dr. Fiester, " You were wonderful, end your band is a credit to Omaha. " Dr. Feis+er gives some instructions during a rehearsal. FOOTBALL Cheely K. Christie Gorman Arenas THE PLAYERS • • • Denker Annin Ekiund Moscrey Redden Burson Rolella Potts Gulizia Hudkins Season ' s Record — Varsity Omaha U. 33 Nebraska Wesleyan 7 Omaha U. 18 Saint Ambrose 26 Omaha U. 25 Northern Illinois 27 Omaha U. 26 Washburn 6 Omaha U: 20 Doane 6 Omaha U. 21 Colorado Mines 0 Omaha U. 32 Wayne of Detroit 13 Omaha U. 6 Morningside 20 Omaha U. 38 Simpson 6 Won: 6 Lost: 3 Tied: 0 Individual Rushing Times Total Yards Net Yards Carried Gained Gained Joe Arenas 105 555 461 Fred Abboud 1 14 426 373 Gene Cheely 67 317 277 Dick Christie 54 219 216 Merrill Gee 23 128 121 Jerry Zeihe 33 120 114 John Potts 20 84 84 Keith Christie 23 46 46 Frank Mancuso 13 38 38 Rudy Rotello 1 7 7 Totals 453 1940 1737 • • • AND THEIR RECORDS Individual Scoring Touchdowns Ex. Pts. Joe Arenas 7 Rudy Rofella 5 John Potts 4 Bob Johnson 3 Bob Rose 3 Gene Cheely 2 Merrill Gee 2 Dick Christie .2 Keith Christie 2 Bob Redden 0 Aksel Schmidt 1 Jerry Ziehe 1 Fred Abboud 1 Frank Mancuso 1 Total 46 30 24 18 18 14 13 12 12 8 6 6 6 6 Total Offense No. of Plays Joe Arenas 209 Fred Abboud 117 Gene Cheely 86 Dick Christie 58 Keith Christie 36 Merrill Gee 23 Jeriy Ziehe 33 John Potts 21 Frank Mancuso .... 13 Rudy Rotella 1 Net Yards Yards Total Rushing Passing Net Gain Totals 597 461 813 1274 373 7 380 277 40 317 216 35 251 46 105 151 121 0 121 114 0 114 84 0 84 38 0 38 7 0 7 1737 1000 2737 Pass Receiving Number Yards Scoring Caught Gained Passes Bob Johnson 19 359 3 Rudy Rotella 11 174 5 Fred Abboud 11 117 0 John Potts 9 98 4 Bob Rose 5 84 2 Gene Cheely 4 35 0 Dick Christie 2 53 1 Walt Miller 2 46 0 Merrill Gee 2 21 1 Joe Arenas 2 7 0 Frank Mancuso 1 6 0 Total 68 1000 16 Individual Passing Yards Scoring Att. Comp. Gained Passes Joe Arenas 104 53 813 15 Dick Christie 4 4 35 0 Fred Abboud 3 2 7 0 Keith Christie 13 5 105 1 Gene Cheely 19 4 40 0 John Potts 1 0 0 0 Punting Records Times Yards Kicked Kicked Average John Potts 28 1 102 39.4 Dick Christie 8 273 34.1 Fred Abboud 3 1 18 39.3 Keith Christie 1 43 43.0 Spencer Carillo Byram Hemp l Rose D. Christie F. Mancuso Doyle Schmidt Peterson Lane Lee Stedmon Ashbaugh I Arenas intercepts a Wayne pass to go 32 yards for a T.D. A play by play report Someday sports historians may look at the 1950 Omaha University football season and regard it with awe. Here is a University which gave no scholarships, no board and room, and no subsidizations, yet fielded a football team which won six games while losing three, the best record in 16 years. The Indians often played out of their class by meeting schools with 10 times the enroll- ment of OU, yet the record shows they played tremendous football. The season opened with a 33-7 victory over the traditional opening day rival, Nebraska Wesleyan. Saint Ambrose, the little Notre Dame of the nation, and Northern Illinois State set the Indians back with two successive defeats, 26-18 and 27-25. Washburn felt the wrath of an aroused Ouampi with a 26-6 massacre on our home field. Then the scalps of Doane and Colorado Mines were added to the victory string on successive Saturday afternoons. Receiving inspiration from a two-day Home- coming program, the Red and Black racked up the greatest victory in post war football by swamping Wayne University, the giant of municipal universities, 32-13. The line-up . . . B. Johnson, Byram, C. Mancuso, L. Johnson, Annin, Lane, Rotella. B. Johnson scoring on an Arenas pass. A. J. Pisasale; typical Dad. Morningside, playing inspired ball and catching the Indians in a slump, defeated the visitors from Omaha 20-6. The team then beat Simpson 38-6 in the home finale, completing an all victorious home slate. Operating with a heavy, fast and smart line three OU players ranked nationally in the small college statistics. Lupe Joe Arenas, one of the all-time great performers for the University, was rated sixth in total offense. He passed and ran for 1,274 yards. Dusty Johnson, end, caught 19 passes for 359 yards and 13th place in the nation for pass catching. Johnny Potts kicked 28 times for a 39.4 yard average and 15th place in the National Collegiate Football Associa- tion rankings. Charlie Mancuso, Russ Gorman, Arenas, Al Carillo, Johnson, Bob Stedman, Fred Abboud, Dick Christie, and Larry Haman completed their collegiate football careers. Coach Cord- well and his assistants must fill the gaps that these seniors will leave. They anchored a team that hod the spirit and the ability to come back from defeat and give the University of Omaha a great season. A fense moment on the OU bench. Abboud tackled four yards from a touch- down in Washburn game. nil OMAHA UNIVERSITY 1950 PAPOOSE SQUAD BACK ROW: Dasavick, Peterson, Ekiund, Kinsey, Bell, Hempel; THIRD ROW: Rockwell, Miller, Doyle, Goodrich, Guliiia, McGee, Stevens, Williams, Brehm; SECOND ROW: Reed, Hoff, Damato, Alford, Chandler, Barber, Oberson, Huen; FIRST ROW: Tasch, Lambert, N. Ashbaugh, Redden, Pisasale, Finley, Rodert, Botham, Spencer. PAPOOSES The Omaha University Papooses broke even on a limited schedule. Playing only two games, the Indians romped over Nebraska Wesleyan " B " 33-0 and dropped an 18-6 contest to Doane " B. " As in previous years, the Papooses served as a supplemental unit of the Varsity. Oppo- sition plays were run off; new plays were tested, and replacements for the injury-ridden first team were moulded. Daryll Ekiund and Jim McGee were the big guns for the Omaha squad in the Wes- leyan victory. Both scored twice while Chuck Finley scored on a flip from Norman Ash- baugh for his lone tally. Bugs Redden kicked three extra points. Redden again was one of the bright spots in the Doane loss. He passed for a third period touchdown to Tom Bell for the only Indian score. Only two games were scheduled for the Li ' l Indians during the season. Because of the use of the " T " formation for the first time at the Varsity level, it was necessary to use the Papooses for much of the experimenta- tion. The Varsity record of six wins and three losses attests to the effectiveness of the Papooses. FOOTBALL BANQUET Through the generosity of Jack Allgaier, Sr., president of the Omaha Athletic Club, another of Omaha University ' s dreams be- came a reality. December 5 saw 60 OU athletes and man- agers fed and feted at the fourth annual Foot- ball Banquet, which for the first time was held at the O.A.C. Three seniors and one junior received the major football awards. Bob " Dusty " Johnson, senior end, was tabbed as the most valuable player by his team-mates. Honorary captain of the 1950 season was awarded to Charles Mancuso, defensive guard and offensive quar- terback. Breaking precedent, the teams se- lected a captain-elect for the ' 51 team. Dick Lane, junior tackle, won this honor. Supplementing their interest and activity at Homecoming, the Alumni Association pre- sented, for the first time, a plaque to be per- manently hung in the Fieldhouse. The name of Joe Arenas, senior, was inscribed on the Bob Johnson, most valuable player; Dick Lane 1951 Captain-elect; Charlie Mancuso, 1950 Captain. plaque as the " Outstanding Athlete of the Year. " Five seniors received their fourth letter in football. They were Fred Abboud, Arenas, Al Carillo, Johnson, and Mancuso. The team and guests take time out to eat at the OAC. 1 B A S K E T B A L L Micheels Moscrey Chapman Nelson Mosi mon S edman Gurneft Arenas Sklenar Christie Fitch Clauss3n Season ' s Record - Basketbal Opponent Own Score Opp. Score Alumni 52 39 Midland 57 49 Nebraska Wesleyan 58 ' 50 Washburn 45 56 Sioux Falls 53 34 Simpson 57 63 Peru State 47 78 Cornell (Iowa) 55 57 Peru State 53 56 Washburn 50 60 Midland 86 51 Illinois Tech 57 61 Wayne (Detroit) 38 74 Assumption 49 39 Doane 61 51 Morningside 72 73 Augustana 53 68 Nebraska Wesleyan 55 44 Colorado College 67 61 Sioux Falls 65 56 Wayne (Detroit) 47 35 Doane 65 54 Simpson 76 68 Won: 13 Lost: 10 How They Scored Total Free Shots Throws Fouls Points Bob Rose 244-86 71-41 59 213 Don Claussen 155-65 1 16-59 58 189 Bob Sfedman 161-55 91-66 46 176 Don Fitch 198-53 64-39 45 145 Joe Arenas 196-57 57-28 67 142 Larry Micheels 159-46 19-12 33 104 BobMoscrcy 135-42 35-20 27 104 Lee Nelson 106-35 38-20 52 90 Joe Gurnett 76-15 22-5 30 35 Herb Sklenar 21-4 12-5 6 13 Keith Christie 5-3 3-1 4 7 Tom Mosiman 14-2 2-0 2 4 Others 138-33 51-30 47 96 1608-496 581-326 484 1318 Nelson and Rose eye an elusive ball. O maha University ' s cage squad, during a 13-win and 10-loss season passed through three definite stages — victory, defeat and final victory. Winning the first three games, the team, students, and alumni sensed a brilliant season in the offing. Riding their three game victory streak, the cagers dropped o 45-56 game to Washburn. Bouncing back with a 53-34 victory over Sioux Falls, the Indians seemed to have regained their winning streak. This hope was short-lived when the next five games ended in disastrous defeat. Co-incident with the depressing international situa- tion, team and school spirit was at an all-time low. Lackadaisical play, poor passing, a loose floor game and a defeatist attitude were predominant during De- cember and January. As the semester ended, Don Claussen, a 6 ' 4 " center, became eligible for varsity action. With a 20 point splurge in the 86-51 romp over Midland, Claussen proved to be the spark needed to revive the early season drive and enthusiasm. Aided by the sparkling play of Bob Moscrey, who came up from the Papooses, Claussen combined with Bob Stedman, Joe Arenas, and Don Fitch to give Coach Don Pflasterer a consistently stable quintet. After return- ing from the Canadian road trip, the Indians proceeded to win eight of their last 10 games, the last six in suc- cession. Stedman, fulfilling early season promise, was the team ' s personal hero in the final three games. In the important Wayne University game he dunked 16 points. He followed with 17 points against Doane, and climaxed his OU career with a tremendous 28 points against Simpson. This season ' s team was difficult to analyze. Con- sistency was not one of its virtues. From Coach Pflasterer came the opinion that the brilliant finish was partially the result of growing competition caused by Claussen and Moscrey ' s appearance. Bob Rose, leading scorer, consistently gave an ex- cellent account of himself. Arenas played in spurts. always well, with flashes of brilliance. Don Fitch, a four year letter man, was his usual unobtrusive self, a fine clutch player and a sure ball handler. Two newcomers, Larry Micheels and Lee Nelson, did yeomen ' s work filling in when the letter-men had their lapses. All in all, it was a good season, the best since the war. The probable high spot was the victory over Wayne University, a growing traditional rival in inter- sectional competition. PAPOOSE BASKETBALL Ernie Flecky ' s entrance into the ulcer-ridden coaching world was on eminently successful one. The Papoose record of ten wins against six defeats would hove been 14 and 2 if pro- motions to the varsity hadn ' t riddled his start- ing five. Only the Offutt Air Base five showed the ability to defeat a fully-manned OU squad. Enlistments deprived Flecky of the services of Gene Heins, Walt Miller and Bob Cham- bers. Heins in the first three games had a 17 point average and showed brilliant form. His loss was keenly felt. Coach Don Pflasterer brought up Bob Mos- crey, Herb Sklenar, Tom Mosiman and Dick Christie to the varsity. All performed well, with Moscrey serving as the sparkplug for the " Big Indians. " Larry Johnson led all scorers with 152 points while Bob Chapman, Dick Smith and Don L. Fitch showed the most promise as future varsity cagers. Season ' s Record Opponent OU Score Opp. Score Midland B 46 33 Wesleyan B 51 40 Commercial Ext 76 35 Dana 71 31 Peru B 55 44 Offutt Field 54 55 Peru 59 47 Milford 65 41 Midland B 56 61 Dana 37 30 Doane B 56 45 Offutt Field 57 63 Wesleyan B 28 36 Lincoln N.A.B 63 37 Hawvers 39 61 Doane 54 56 Won: 10 Lost: 6 WRESTLING Laboring under two handicaps, one self-im- posed, Omaha University matmen hod a dis- mal season ' s record of one win against seven defeats. In November Coach Allie Morrison released the most difficult and ambitious schedule of any athletic team in the history of the University. Two Big Seven schools, Nebraska and Kansas State, the Big Ten University of Iowa, and the always powerful Iowa Teacher ' s Col- lege were the most difficult opponents. South Dakota State, Colorado State, Colorado School of Mines and Wartburg College rounded out the schedule. Constant forfeits of the 123- and 130-pound matches, injuries to Fred Pisasale and Tom Lara, and freshmen ineligibilities against Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska led to OU ' s downfall. Bob Grau ' s record of four wins and two de- feats was the most impressive showing among the Indian grapplers. Charlie Mancuso applying an arm hold on Bob Grau. t K - Kahn and Hea+h demonstrate a riding hold. I: SPRING SPORTS BASEBALL Omaha University baseball fans were prom- ised last spring that the school would have a strong representative ball club for the 1950 season. That promise was kept, for OU whipped ev- ery team they played at least once. At the close of the season, the record stood at 1 1 wins to one loss. As with the tennis squad, this was the best record for any baseball team in the school ' s history. South Dakota handed the team their only defeat, a 3-2 heartbreaker. Smarting from this loss, the Indians bounced bock to rip the SoDaks 21-8. In the first two games of the season the Indians journeyed southward to Kansas and gave Emporia Teachers their first defeat by a score of 10-6. Washburn followed by a count of 10-7. This pattern was followed throughout Coaches Wals+om, Yelltin, Hazen the season, interrupted only by the defeat to South Dakota. Much of the credit for the season ' s success lies with the coaching staff. Virg Yelkin, as head coach, was assisted by Dean Walstrom, who worked with the pitchers, and Vaughn Hazen, who tutored the outfielders. Bill Spell- man, outfield, led the batters with a tre- mendous average of .563. Bud Bridenbaugh, 2-0, and Bob Offerjost, 6-1, were the leading hurlers. TOP: Walstrom, Abboud, Murray, Matejita, Fitch, Duffack, Swanson, Stebblns, Bridenbaugh, Marinkovich, Coach Yelltin; BOTTOM: Equipment Mgr. Tep per, Mgr. Ma+ts, Harrison, Hooten, Sorenson, Offerjost, Malnacic, Potts, Moseman, Micheels, Spellman, Redden. BASEBALL STATISTICS Season ' s Record OMAHA 10 Emporia State 6 OMAHA 10 Washburn 7 OMAHA 21 Nebraska Wesleyan 3 OMAHA 2 South Dakota State 3 OMAHA 21 South Dakota State 8 OMAHA 12 South Dakota Univ. 7 OMAHA 16 Morningside 7 OMAHA 5 Buena Vista 4 OMAHA 15 Morningside 6 OMAHA 8 Nebraska Wesleyan 1 OMAHA 3 Washburn 2 OMAHA 7 Buena Vista 6 OMAHA 5 Simpson 0 Won: 12 Lost: 1 TEAM BATTING AVERAGES At ' east ten times at bat AB R H Pet. Spellman, Bill 32 1 1 18 .563 Molncck, Wayne 22 6 9 .469 Marinkovich, Andy 13 5 6 .462 Murray, Bob 11 3 5 .455 OfferiQst, Bob 17 2 7 .412 Maseman, Don 10 2 4 .400 Fitch, Don 49 17 18 .367 McNutt, Bob 36 10 13 .361 Redden, Bob 51 17 18 .360 Abboud, Fred 39 12 14 .359 Harrison, Richard 31 9 11 .355 Michaels, Larry 18 3 6 .333 Potts, John 39 7 10 .256 Moteika, Walter 46 8 10 .217 Hooton, Lynn 14 4 3 .214 Bridenbaugh, Bud 15 3 3 .200 PITCHING RECORDS G CG IP H SO BB W L PCT. Bridenbaugh, Bud . . 7 0 35 27 35 25 2 0 1.000 Hooton, Lynn 3 0 13 12 8 10 2 0 1.000 Michaels, Larry 5 0 10 6 7 2 2 0 1.000 Offerjost, Bob 9 2 43 31 38 21 6 1 .857 Duffock, Bill 4 0 7 8 5 4 0 0 .000 Penisten, Gary 3 0 3 1 1 9 0 0 .000 Gibson, Hoof 2 0 5 6 5 6 0 0 .000 TEAM BATTING AVERAGE AB R H MR 3b 2b Pet. Omaha University 469 135 163 1 10 24 .348 First basemen, Hooten and McNu+t Don Pitch tossing to Bugs Redden Ace righthander Bob Offerjost TRACK Despite the irregularities of Nebraska spring weather, the track squad participated in four meets, winning two and losing two during the 1950 season. Joe Nalty and Charlie Anderson were the mainstays of the team. Nalty racked up 5872 points in the sprints. He was undefeated in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. He twice ran the century in :09.9, tying Dick Beal ' s ten year mark. Anderson ' s 34 points were scored in the weights and javelin. Don Bahnsen set a new record in the 880- yard dash with his 2:04.4, while John Whalen vaulted 11 -feet, 6-inches for another record. Point winners for Coaches Lloyd Cardwell and Ernie Gorr were Nalty and Anderson, fol- lowed by Bob Dow with 29, Bernie Anderson with 2072, Gene Heins with 19, Bahnsen with 17, Lorelle Alford with 16, Cleveland Marshall with 1572, Whalen with 13, Ray Beal with 11, and Roy Carlson with 10. Roy Carlson and Lorelle Alford in a dead-heat Cleve Marshall talking with Bobbie Dow TOP ROW: Coach Cardwell, Reed, Johnson, Critts, StraHon, Marshall, Brown, Sommers, Coach Gorr. SECOND ROW: Beal, K. Christie, D. Christie, Nalty, Anderson, Severa, B. Anderson, Whalen. BOTTOM ROW: L. Alford, Carlson, Dow, Woodhead, Nines, C. Anderson, Lambert. TENNIS Coach George Pritchard ' s tennis team hit the jackpot during the 1950 season. His net- men were the first Indian intercollegiate team to go undefeated in the history of recorded athletics at the school. They came close to achieving the impossible, having no team points scored against them. The season ended with a record of nine consecutive wins and a total of 53 team points against the opposi- tion ' s five. Director of Athletics Virg Yelkin expressed the sentiment of the entire school when he wrote: " The undefeated record of the tennis team speaks for itself — they are no doubt one of the best teams in the midwest. Coach George Pritchard and the players deserve the congratulations of the school. " Bill Berg, Fred Pisasale and Bob Rutt, the " big three " of the racqueters, went through the season without losing a singles match. The doubles team of Berg and Pisasale was un- defeated also. Johnny Dervin, the No. 4 man, lost only one match. Mark Gautier, Charlie Geisler and Dale Womer alternated as the No. 5 man. For its outstanding play and performance, the team was awarded white sweaters and plaques. Papoose awards went to Bob Bass and Womer. Fred Pisasale, a sophomore and the only returning veteran from the year be- fore, was elected captain by the varsity after the second defeat of Doane. OMAHA UNIVERSITY 1950 Tennis Record OMAHA 6 Iowa Slate 1 OMAHA 4 Grinnell College 3 OMAHA 6 WichUa University .... 1 OMAHA 2 Washburn University . . 2 (Rained Out) OMAHA 7 Midland College 0 OMAHA 6 Doane College 0 OMAHA 6 Drake University 0 OMAHA 7 Wesleyan University. . .0 OMAHA 7 Doane College 0 OMAHA 6 Morningside 0 Won: 9 Lost: 0 Rutt, Pisasale, Berg TOP: Pisasale, Gautier, Durvin, Berg, Coach Pritchard. Geisler, Rutt, Womer, Bass. LIndborg, Young, Berner, Duncan, Hargens, Coach Campbell. GOLF Coach John Campbell ' s Indian golf team finished the 1950 campaign with a record of eight wins against four losses. In the 12 con- tests Campbell used five golfers regularly. Topping the list of players were team captain Bill Berner and veteran John Duncan. These two seniors were aided by under- classmen Don Young, Bill Hargens and Bob Lindborg. The team opened the season with a four- game road trip. They started by losing a meet at Washburn and another at Wichita. On the swing homeward they cancelled these losses by beating Midland and Doane. A strong University of Nebraska squad downed the Indians in the feature match of the year. The 17-10 contest was the first athletic competition between the State University and any other institution in the state. Following this match the Indians bounced back to repeat wins over Midland and Doane. They then journeyed to Nebraska Wesleyan where they picked up a pair of victories. A triumph over York and a split encounter with Morningside finished the golfing activities for the season. The golf squad, combined with the tennis, baseball and track teams, gave the University the f nest record in spring sports in the history of the school. OMAHA UNIVERSITY 1950 Golf Record OMAHA 5 Wichita University 13 OMAHA 6V2 Washburn University 11 ' A OMAHA 17 Midland College 1 OMAHA 20 V2 Doane College V2 OMAHA 10 Nebraska University 17 OMAHA 151 2 Morningside University 2 V2 OMAHA 19V2 Midland College 1 V2 OMAHA 12 Nebraska Wesleyan 0 (Triangular Meet) OMAHA 12 Nebraska Wesleyan 0 OMAHA 10 1 2 York 1 Vj OMAHA 81 2 Doane College 31 2 OMAHA 7 Morningside 11 Won: 8 Lost: 4 INTERPEP COMMITTEE The Interpep Committee celebrated its third year on the campus by again performing many valuable services for the school. It v as formed in the spring of 1948 as a coordinating agent for all the pep groups on the campus — the marching band, the cheerleaders, the Feathers and the Warriors. Each year the head of the cheerleaders acts as chairman for the committee. Two members from each of the other organizations is elected to the committee each May. Some of the services performed by the group included the organizing of half-time entertain- ment for football and basketball games, and a major part of the planning for rallies. Mi- gration Day and Homecoming. One of the biggest events of the year was the football rally on the steps of the Court House, the second in the school ' s history. After the rally the band marched through downtown to the Fontenelle Hotel where they played at a luncheon. Students followed them through the streets waving flags and banners declaring that the Doane tea m " didn ' t have a chance. " The committee also joined forces with the Student Council to co-sponsor the half-time ceremony in which the Omaha U chant was taught to the fans. Early each fall it is the job of this organization to pick the cheerleaders for the coming year. Jean Duncan, head cheerleader, led the group this year. She was assisted by Nancy Will and Ramona McEwen of the Feathers, Tom Meyer and Ronnie Pullen of the Warriors, and Ed Klima and Bruce Roberts of the band. Miss McEwen acted for Beverly Swahn, who v as unable to attend the organization ' s meet- ings. Miss Vera Duerschner served as faculty sponsor. Ill- Klima, Meyer, McCurry, Duncan, Will, Roberts, Pullen. OUWI The Omaha University Women ' s Intra- mural group ended its fall membership drive with a Round-up Party for new members. Organizations such as the Greek so- rorities and the Independents, plus two unaffiliated teams competed with each other in a variety of sports. The crowded calendar for the 1950-51 year included nine tournaments, and two " special hours. " Tournaments included soccer, baseball, badminton, volley ball, basketball, tennis, archery, ping pong, bowling and softball. The Special Hours, for those inter- ested, were Archery and Stunts and Tumbling. With the return of winter and snow to the campus, the organization planned a combination toboggan and caroling party. Members exchanged small gifts, which they decided to donate to needy children in the Omaha area. Ze+a ' s champion volley ball team takes " time out " to pose. Archery . . . one of the most popular OUWI activities. i Spring was decided upon as the per- fect season for a Pot-Luck Picnic, which was held at Elmwood Park. The OUWI ' s were hostesses to women from Nebraska University, at their an- nual Play Day, March 17, on the Uni- versity campus. Then, on April 28, members enter- tained at the annual High School Play Day. About 75 girls from North, South, Benson, Central and Technical High Schools were guests. Members developed muscles and skill in tumbling. Tennis, anyone? waiting for the whistle. Earlier in the year members of the or- ganization were guests at the Nebraska Wesleyan Play Day. 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