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tomahapw k I THE TOMAHAWK 1955 EDITORAL BOARD Paul Cherling Editor Sandy Lipari Copy Bill Kratville Photography Dave Langevin Sports Joan Willey Art Sharon Erdkamp Seniors Donna Rasgorshek Organizations Tom Romberg Greeks Judy Samuelson Faculty ASSOCIATES Tom Dudycha Art Joe Dwoskin Photography Lou Sobczyk Photography Paul Conrad Photography Don Digllio Sports BUSINESS STAFF Chuck French Manager George Johnston Advertising TABLE OF CONTENTS Dedication Page 6 Spring Section Page 14 Greeks Page 26 AF-ROTC Page 56 Spring Sports Page 68 Ma-ie Day Page 86 Fall Section Page 96 Faculty Page 104 Homecoming Page 124 Fall Sports Page 144 Organizations Page 164 Winter Section Page 182 Tomahawk Beauty Contest Page 186 Winter Sports Page 200 Seniors Page 234 Advertising Page 260 dedicate this book to the University ' s three Cittle Ml- Americans " X, If) Gene Krupa and friends MODERN DANCE yl OODS, months and migration were interpreted at the Orchesis dance con- Vl cert March 13. Divided into three parts, the recital began with interpretations of six colors. A series of 12 short dances depicted the months of the year in the second part. " California, " third and largest part of the concert, was taken from Gordon Jen- kins ' musical cantata of the same name. The cast of 15 dancers included Gayle Anderson, Shirley Bamum, Judy Bondurant, Marilyn Brandes, Pat Burke, Annine Dinkel, Laya Edgar and Jane Engelhardt. Other dancers were Janet Hanson, Mary Jane Jeter, Pat Kavan, Kay Strimple, Ruth Waschinek, Nancy Weymiller and Gloria Zadina. The second annual concert was under the direction of Mary Lou Niebling, women ' s physical education instructor. Feels like rain Some people are always left out. ROSEFORMAll i LPHA Xi Delta ' s annual Rose For- T mal was held at the American Le- gion Club March 27. Over-all chairman of the dinner dance was Joan Willey. Annette Nelson was in charge of decorations and Marcia Miller headed the publicity committee. A theme of pink and white was carried out in decorations. Johnny Vana ' s dance band provided music. Bare table-tops SQUARE DANCE (( i AYSEED Hoedown, " a square dance _ T sponsored by OUWI, was held in the Women ' s Physical Education Hut March 20. Men ' s P. E. Majors Club were co-hosts. Excerpts from the Orchesis Spring Concert were presented during intermission. Over-all chairman of the event was Marilyn Herbes. Mary Ann Leo headed the entertain- ment committee and Betty Ellsworth was in charge of publicity. Miss Mary Lou Niebling and Miss Marjorie Baumann were sponsors for the dance. Appears confused. ' I want one too. " 20 ISA STROLL SA Sweetheart of 1954, Lois Proffit, was revealed at the annual Independ- ent Student Association ' s Starlight Stroll at the Fontenelle Hotel Nhueh 20. Attendants were Vickie Morris, Caro- lyn Nevins, Marjorie C ' ook and Faith Stitt. ISA members serenaded Miss Proffit with " Let Me Call You Sweetheart " dur- ing intermission. They wowed ' em at the Palace. Just a heartbreaker n Foot hurts. SIG EP DANCE C Q Ep Sweetheart of 1954, Nancy Anderson, was announced at the an- nual all-Greek Sigma Phi Epsilon Sweet- heart dance at Peony Park March 19. Janet Brace, 1953 Sweetheart, present- ed Miss Andersen with a crown of roses. Miss Andersen is a member of Chi Ome- ga sororitv ' . Other candidates were Jean Harring- ton, Janet Johnson, Donna Rasgorshek and Sharon Winner. Mixed emotions CAMPUS BLOOD DRIVE Registration for the needle Blood pressure? LOOD donors gave 275 pints of blood in the r llj annual spring Red Cross Blood Drive March 8. The total was a record for campus donations. Alpha Phi Omega, men ' s service fraternity and sponsor of the drive, had set a goal of 200 pints. Trophies were awarded to the women ' s or- ganization with the highest percentage of donors and to the male organization with the top per- centage of donating members. Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and Phi Beta Chi fraternity won the traveling trophies. Zeta donations totaled 44 percent while Phi Beta Chi reached 87 percent of its total mem- bership. The percentages included names of un- affiUated donors which the organizations re- cruited. The winners were announced at the Cor- puscle Hop, " an all-school afternoon dance held March 31 in the auditorium. Chairman of the blood drive was Maynard Tatelman. Chuck French was publicity director of the drive and Dean Jay B. MacGregor was administration director. Mass production Moral support Trophies to winning organizations Greeks climax Help Week with banquet. GREEK WEEK WARDS for high scholarship, outstanding service and athletic ability were presented at the annual Greek Week banquet March 26. Maynard Tatelman, Phi Epsilon Pi, received a special award for outstanding service to the University. Scholarship awards went to actives Roger Dunbier, Sig Ep, and Peggy Money- maker, Zeta; and pledges Jerry Emery, Lambda Chi, and Kay Talty, Chi Omega. Simon Simon, Pi Kap, and Judy Bondurant, Chi O, were chosen outstanding pledges. The Omaha Panhellenic Association scholarship tray was presented to Chi Omega for having the highest average. Sigma Phi Epsilon received the Interfraternity Council scholas- tic award. Sig Eps received IPC awards in softball, volleyball and basketball. Pi Kaps received the bowling award and tied with Sig Ep in football. Guest speaker — Oliver W. Rob- erts, president of Omaha Cham- ber of Commerce. GREEKS HELP AMPUS and Community— Working Together " t was the theme of the annual Greek Week-Help Week project March 22 to 26. The week-long Greek activities were focused on the redecoration and repairing of the Omaha City Mis- sion at Twenty-second and Cass streets. Greek crews scrubbed walls, floors and ceiUngs; replastered walls; sanded floors and painted the interior and equipment. Maynard Tatelman, project chairman, and the first group of workers, walked into a building covered with about 20 years ' accumulation of dirt worn in so deep it seemed a part of the original structure. Working from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, the Greeks transformed the once-gloomy and dirty recreation hall into a bright, clean gymnasium for children. ' Mother! ' Michelangelo Tatelman Some people collect stamps. Ready for market Second story men 0% ' GREEK ROYALTY Pat Vogel of Chi Omega Theta Chi Sweater Girl Marjorie Barker of Zeta Tau Alpha Theta Chi Dream Girl Bill Steck of Pi Kappa Alpha Alpha Xi Delta King Satan 77 Mel Decker of Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Kappa Typical Fraternity Man Nancy Andersen of Chi Omega Sig Ep Sweetheart Mary Renna of Zeto Tau Alpha Pi Kappa Alpha Dream Girl Cosford Traynor Anderson Willey Houser Herbes Doyle PANHELLENIC COUNCIL rHE Panhellenic Council, composed of two women from each sorority, is the governing body for the four national social sororities on the .Omaha University campus. Besides guiding women ' s rushing, the chief duties of the Council include handling membership limits on sororities and co-sponsoring the annual Greek Help Week activities. Council members also act as hostesses for two teas during the year in an effort to encourage better relations between sorority and un- affiliated women on campus. Officers were Corinne Houser, president; Joan Willey, vice president; Jane Anderson, secretary; and Dorothy Traynor, treasurer. Members of the Council included Joan Willey and Marilyn Herbes, Alpha Xi Delta.; Corinne Houser and Pat Cosford, Chi Omega; Dorothy Traynor and Pat Sommers, Sigma Kappa; and Jane Anderson and JoAnn Doyle, Zeta Tau Alpha. Mrs. Paul Sutton, Miss Margaret Killian, Miss Alice Smith, and Mrs. Robert Alexander were alumnae members. Sommers JUNIOR PANHELLENIC COUNCIL rHE fall of 1954 found the Junior Panhellenic Council in its second year of activity on the Uni- versity of Omaha campus. An all-pledge coffee hour was held in October where representatives of each group participated in a discussion on intersorority relations. Besides helping the Panhellenic Council with Greek Week and teas, the Junior Panhell organized a surprise come-as-you-are breakfast for all pledges. Officers for the year were Sue Moss of Chi Omega, president; Pat Le Barge of Sigma Kappa, vice president; Elaine Reznichek of Zeta Tau Alpha, secretary; and Shirley Palladino of Alpha Xi Delta, program. Other members were Joan Bukowski, Barbara Detherage, Elaine Kelly and Diann Alexander. The Council ' s advisors were Mrs. Mary Padou Young and Joan Willey. Willey, Detherage, Palladino, Moss, Bukowski, Alexander, and Dean Young. Anzalone Shinrock Poast French INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL UPEIU ' ISION over tlie Greek actixities was only a small part of the job the D InterfraternitN ' Council did this past ear. For the first time in the histoiy of Omaha I ' the IFC, together w itli the Panhellenic Council, planned and sponsored both the Greek Help Week and the Greek W eek Dance. The IFC also oted and accepted a new fraternitv ' on campus, Phi Beta Chi. Construction of die new librar - and proposed plans for the new Student Union took up much of the Council ' s time. Members of the IFC this ' ear voted and approved the construction of in- dividual fraternit)- bulletin boards to be placed in the hall across from the AF- ROTC room. The expense was to be taken from the Council treasury. Members of the IFC included Sam Anzalone and Bill Graddy, Theta Chi; Lowell Huber and Fred Shinrock, Sigma Phi Epsilon; Chuck French and Lew Radcliffe, Pi Kappa Alpha; Eugene Poast and Ron Jenkins, Lambda Chi Alpha; Fred Kolm and Alvin Fellman, Phi Epsilon Pi; and Tom Starkweather and Sam Georges, Phi Beta Chi. Officers for the year were Anzalone, president; Shinrock, vice president; Poast, secretary ' ; and French, treasurer. Storkweather Graddy Huber Jenkins Radcliffe Georges 31 Kelley Palladino Willey ALPHA XI DELTA Herbes GAMMA DELTA CHAPTER i T the close of the 1953-54 school year, Gamma Delta Chapter i T of Alpha Xi Delta had won the honor of having four of its members tapped for Waokiya. The 1954-55 semester started off at high speed also when the Alpha Xi ' s won the Sigma Phi Epsilon All-Greek Sing for the second consecutive year. The first social events for the 1954-55 semester began with the formal pledging of 17 women at the Blackstone Hotel and the pledge picnic in honor of the new pledges. The Alpha Xi ' s concluded the last school year by taking second place in the Ma-ie Day float competition and placing third in the All-School Sing. Joanne Rentschler was elected senior class secretary-treasurer and Barbara Day was chosen junior class secretary-treasurer. The new year began with the Alpha Xi sponsored All-Greek Devil Dance on January 28 and the election of King Satan VII. Spring brought the Rose Formal, Founder ' s Day Banquet, and the Mother-Daughter Tea. Kruse Romberg Weymiller Bukowski Simonson Little Dall Bowley Olson Gail Anderson Wesolowski Beck Burns Dunawoy Marylinn Johnson Halverson Hoffman Gayle Anderson Miller Goodwin Elliott Olsen As always, the Alpha Xi ' s were active in all phases of campus life during the year. Publications took up a good deal of many of the Alpha Xi ' s time. Jo Olsen was managing editor of the Gateway, Sloan and Pat Halverson and Marcia Miller served as society and assistant Rentschler society editors respectively. Joanne Rentschler was president of both Waokiya and Kappa Delta Pi, Myra French was president of Phi Theta Chi and the Re- tailing Club, and Helen Howell was president of FTA and OUWI. Judy Samuelson was one of the OU cheerleaders. Officers for the year were Joan Willey, president; Marilyn Herbes, first vice-president; Gayle Anderson, second vice-president; Martha Goodwin, recording secretary; Shirley Johnson, corresponding secretary; Marlene Hoffman, treasurer; and Jo Olsen, membership Howell chairman. Samuelson Marilyn Johnson Honey Day Winslow S. Johnson Weiser French Nelson Rigg Rogers Bondurant Kratky Houser OMEGA Summers ZETA DELTA CHAPTER T EMORIES of spring honors were steps to an even more suc- i cessful future for Zeta Delta Chapter of Chi Omega. Students elected Donna Reynolds as their Junior Prom Queen. Joan Haven reigned over Ma-ie Day festivities as Princess At- tira XX. The chapter skit, " OU Cruise, " was awarded first prize, women ' s division. Chi Omega received the scholarship trophy for the fourth con- secutive year. They were again presented the Omaha Panhellenic Scholarship tray for having the highest sorority grade average. Kay Talty and Judy Bondurant received trophies for having the highest Greek woman pledge scholarship and for being the outstanding woman pledge, respectively. At the third annual Military Ball, Jackie Pedersen reigned as Honorary Colonel. Majors Corinne Houser and Sharon Winner at- tended her. Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chose Nancy Anderson for their Sweetheart. The chapter chorus was awarded first place among the sororities at the All-School Sing. Ellsworth C. Chapman Oberdorfer Hanson Hodgen Gidley Pedersen Niederluecke Sampson Pace Brandes Scherzberg Wells Meyer Behrens Decker Erickson Lemon Vogel Bednar . ' {1 Benecke Vogt Reynolds Rorick White Kallander Chi Omega started this year ' s activities by pledging twenty-two members. Kay Carter and Jody White were named as cheerleaders. Pat Vogel was chosen Theta Chi Sweater Girl. Club presidents included Kay Talty, Alpha Lambda Delta; Cor- inne Houser, Panhellenic; Donna Reynolds, Angels Flight; Lois Tate, Sociology Club; and Betty Ellsworth, Red Cross and Press Club. Elected to Student Council were Jeanne Vogt, Pat Vogel, Rae Johnson, Shirley Decker, Donna Reynolds, and Pat Cosford. Betty Ellsworth was elected tp the Board of Student Publications. Louanne Focht Schropp and Jackie Pedersen were tapped for Waokiya. Judy Bondurant, Nancy Hodgen, and Louanne Schropp were named to Gamma Pi Sigma. Lois Tate was selected for Pi Gamma Mu. Officers for the year were president, Corinne Houser; vice-presi- dent, Janet Brace Summers; secretary, Mary Ellen Kallander; treas- urer. Donna Reynolds; and pledge trainer, Carolyn Chapman. Advisory board members were Miss Margaret Killian, Miss Mil- dred Hollingsworth, Mrs. John Adams, and Mrs. John Gustafson. Petersen Lane Moredick Tate Thoma Stride Keerans Martin K. Carter Lasell G. Chapman Cosford Carlson Johnson Anderson Engle Forrey Chartier Peebles Rowe Manger Dreyer McMahon Moss Comine 35 Haffner IOTA DELTA CHAPTER Buedel lOVEMBER 20th marked the installation of Lambda y V Chi Alpha Colony as a full-fledged chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha international fraternity. This culminated the growth of the organization started in the spring of 1949 as Sigma Lambda Beta local fraternity and as a colony of Lambda Chi Alpha in May 1952. An installation banquet and a dance for Lambda Chi ' s from other chapters highlighted the installation ceremonies. Fall rushing was held at Hanscom and Miller park pa- vilions. Sixteen pledges were selected during the fall se- mester. Pledging ceremonies were held at a dinner meeting at the Hayden House. Pledges and actives participated in a number of campus organizations and functions such as Warriors, Alpha Phi Omega, choir, band, University Players, and varsity and intramural athletics. Bill Feddersen was selected for Omi- Storms Parks Michalik Mill Lett Dahike Hohenhouse Drexal Horacek Vickery Kaus Blackburn D. Miller McGowan cron Delta Kappa in November. Again this year Lambda Chi sponsored an all-school pancake supper. The proceeds of which were donated to the university building fund. Highlighting the social season were the Mardi-Gras, an All-Greek dance, and the fraternity ' s closed dance, the Cresent Girl Formal. Pledges again honored the members ' mothers with the Mother and Son banquet on Mother ' s Day. The Mothers ' Club presented a Father and Son banquet and a Faculty Tea. Officers for the 1954-55 year were Neal Thomsen, presi- -1 " dent; Sam Nanfito, vice-president; Jim Vickery, secretary; ' and Godfrey Horacek, treasurer. Interfraternity Council rep- resentatives were Ron Jenkins and Gene Poast. Sponsors were Dr. Robert Harper, C. Glenn Lewis, Dr. J. D. Tyson, Capt. John W. Plantikow, and Duane W. Hill. Blohm Horn Warrior Fricke Jenkins Henkins Degan Tait Starkweather BETA CHI Hadden JORMED in the fall of 1953, Phi Beta Chi, local fraterni- J ty, has rapidly proven itself a growing organization. In the fall of 1954, nineteen pledges were welcomed into the organization at a banquet held in their honor. These pledges, like their big brothers, are active members in various campus organizations. There was much participation in intra- murals, band. Gateway, Tomahawk, ROTC and APO. Socially Phi Beta Chi ranked prominentiy on the cam- pus. Phi Beta Chi ' s Blue Coral Dance at Carter Lake Club climaxed the school year. Including the Blue Coral Dance, Phi Beta Chi participated in Creek Week parties and also had several private parties. Mai Bluvas Eckle Wilkie Bishop Brehmer Bailey Intramural sports found Phi Beta Chi to be a strong conte nder with teams in football, basketball, bowling, and baseball. During the short period on campus, Phi Beta Chi has won the school blood drive and campus community chest Ugly Man contest, for which trophies were received. There is also a fraternity paper, " The Pyramid, " which is sent to all school and alumni members. The officers for the 1954 fall session were Tom Stark- weather, president; Doug Hadden, vice president; Richard Bailey, recording secretary; and Darwin Brehmer, treasurer. The sponsors are Lt. Col. John Asp, Robert Bureuffy, Clifford Ellis, and Guenter Schmalz. Johnson Reynolds Trobough Hoist Schmalz Strang Gorr Robinson Harrington KAPPA ALPHA White French DELTA CHI CHAPTER iTOUNDED on the basis of leadership, scholarship and fellow- U ship, this fraternity started its fourth year as De lta Chi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha and its thirty-eighth year on the University of Omaha campus. In leadership. Delta Chi captured three of the four class presi- dent positions and all four vice presidential posts. Tom Finley was elected freshman president and Doug Postelwait vice president. Simon Simon was the sophomore class president and Al Thomsen vice president. Chuck French presided over the junior class, and Bill Steele took the vice president ' s duties. Ted Romberg was the vice president of the senior class. The Student Council was presided over by Jim Erixon with brothers Kent Strang, Brad Pence, Lew Radcliffe and Joe Hanna serving as elected members. Chuck French and Lew Radcliffe represented PiKA on the In- terfraternity Council. Paul Cherling served as editor of the Tomahawk. Twelve other members of the fraternity held offices in campus organizations, and five seniors from PiKA were tapped for Omicro n Delta Kappa. In athletics, Simon Simon, Bill Steck and Harry Johnson were starters on the University ' s football team. Howard Larimore and Don Blocker played varsity- tennis, and Bill Steck and Dave Lange- vin played varsity baseball. Petit Finiey Simon Kennedy Eckstrom Thomsen Tom Romberg Konago Madden Decker Christensen Henderson 40 Zwiebel Whittington Rousek Ted Romberg In scholarship, the chapter received high recognition at the semi-annual National Pi Kappa Alpha Convention in Memphis, Tennessee, last August. It won the National Scholarship Trophy, was second in the competition for the Hippie Campus Activities Award and the Smythe Proficiency Award. In fellowship, the annual Pi Kappa Alpha Garnet and Gold Ball, the only All-Greek formal dance, is the height of the campus social season. At this dance, held in October, Mary Renna of Zeta Tau Alpha was chosen Dream Girl of PiKA. The Mother ' s Day Tea and the Father-Son Picnic are other highlights of the crowded so- cial calendar. Officers for the year were John White, president; Chuck French, vice president; Ted Romberg, secretary; and Mel Rousek, treasurer. Smith Cockeril Postelwait Long Andre Barton Burke Patrick Traynor SIGMA KAPPA Barnum Bridgewater Kline BETA OMEGA CHAPTER rHE year 1954-55 proved to be active for Sigma Kappa Sorority. In the spring, Beta Omegas attended the an- nual State Day in Lincoln. Climaxing the spring activities were the annual Dinner Dance and the bi-annual Father- Daughter banquet where we made our first Father of the Year award. National convention at Miami, Florida, highligh ted the summer ' s activities. At the convention Beta Omega received the second place award for having the second largest per- centage of pledges go active at one time. Rush week brought twenty new pledges and the second largest pledge class in the sorority ' s history. With school came election campaigns, the annual barn dance and then the Violet Formal at the Happy Hollow Country Club. 42 Lenihan Derham DuVall Holmes Hamernick Mathiasen Wells Rogers Johnson Gordon Masche Beach Andersen Myrbach Strenger Cameron Glissman P. Sommers The Christmas season inckided a caroHng party, an alumnae tea and a Mother-Daughter party. In February, the pledges gave Kappa ' s Kapers, the annual All-Greek pledge party. Sigma Kappas were active in Feathers, Future Teachers of America, Red Cross, Spanish Club, OUWI, and headed the Spanish and Rifle Clubs. Officers for the year were Dorothy Traynor, president; Pat Sommers and Shirley Barnum, vice presidents; Jackie Snyder, secretary; and Marie Strenger, treasurer. B. Sommers Coons Steven Vukelic Stevens Jones Buell Petersen Deloria Fokken Snider Decker Radek Cline Keiley McGinnis Bruno Crozier Nestander Beindorff Kessler Sage SIGMA PHI Haury EPSILON Olson Jones NEBRASKA BETA CHAPTER Graham Martinson Tasich Peterson QlG Ep started the social year with the annual All-Greek Sing at Hill Haven Barn. Competitive singing was held between the Greek organizations and trophies were awarded to the winning groups. The Sweetheart Dance was held at Peony Park. There was a Christmas party at the Rome Hotel, where pledges presented their big brothers with paddles made during the course of their pledgeship. The Sig Eps also had a costume party. Sigma Phi Epsilon won the Scholarship Cup and the Intra- mural Sports Trophy at the Greek Week Banquet last spring. Sig Eps were active in many extra-curricular activities. John Cottrell was elected president of the senior class, and he was chosen an officer of the National Arnold Air Society. Frank Pazlar is commander of the Arnold Air Society, and a cadet lieutenant colonel in the University ' s AF-ROTC wing. Taylor Gregory Kolb McMillan Thompson Robinson Dunbier Vicker Robbins Menard Bill Barnes Wheeler Shinrock Korinek Dresher Mosely Cottrell Huber Cajacob Browning Bill Beindorff, president of the fraternity, was editor-in- chief of the Gateway during the first semester. Clarence Sage was elected president of the Water Sports Club. Ron Peter- son and Chuck Dresher were president and vice president, respectively, of Phi Eta Sigma. Officers in the fraternity for 1954-55 were Bill Bein- dorff, president; John Haury, vice president; Lowell Huber, comptroller; Jerry Wetzel, secretary; Roger Dunbier, social chairman; and Fred Shinrock, historian. Sponsors of the organization are Tom Brock, professor of physical education; John Kurtz, engineering professor; Tom Townsend, alumni secretary; and Frances Hurst, psy- chology professor. Stone Fullner Nordell Back Erftmier Shooter Menkens Claussen Jensen Rasgorshek Doeschot Schmoller Sullivan Pazlar Shainholtz DeBoer Andrew Anderson Long Schwarzenbach Bob Barnes Beem Pope Radda 45 0 Nemer Salman Smith Wygold Lund Langhammer Kriegler THETA CHI W. Graddy DELTA ZETA CHAPTER f7 URING the year, members of Delta Zeta Chapter of Theta Chi JL Fraternity were active in practically all phases of campus life, including social, athletic, dramatic and leadership activities. Socially, Theta Chi sponsored the first All-Greek dance of the year at which Miss Pat Vogel was chosen 1954 Sweater Girl. Early in the second semester of each year, Theta Chi ' s attend a private dinner dance, " The Dream Girl Prom, " at which new officers are announced and a " Dream Girl " is chosen. A Pledge Banquet, a Par- ents ' Tea, and a number of sorority parties round out the social calendar. In intramurals, during the fall semester, the Theta Chi quintet was runnerup in the basketball tourney; and in the spring the softball team tied for the championship. The Theta Chi eleven won second in the Interfratemity football league. M. Schultz Rager Dudyhca Munson Crowder Westman R. Brehm Geer J. Graddy Lang P. Geihs Petrick Almen L. Brehm 16 Thompson Digilio Meyer Rokusek Coleman Vernon G. Schultz Carpenter In other competition, the Theta Chi Chorahers were judged best in the ODK All-School Sing and later went on to win the Sigma Phi Epsilon All-Greek Sing trophy. The executive council for the year was composed of Arnold Kriegler, president; William Graddy, vice president; Richard Vernon, recording secretary; Darrell Githens, corresponding secretary; David Meyer, treasurer; Robert Holsten, pledge master; and Ronald Howell, social chairman. 1 i Norene Holsten Jacobson Heckerson Braddock Bergquist Marasco Sweetman Danielson Buis McKeen Fisher Walters Lozier Ames Ernst Schade F. Geihs Howell Decker 47 Hamilton York Anderson K. Johnson Coleman ZETA TAU ALPHA Crozier GAMMA MU CHAPTER jWUSY, busy girls! Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority spent the 1954-55 l7 school year actively participating in school and social events. Last spring brought Ma-ie Day honors in the form of Best Over- all Skit Trophy and third place in float competition. And, as the ' 54 school year ended, Zetas elected Jane Anderson, president; Merrie Crozier, vice president; Janet Johnson, secretary; Mary WooUey, treasurer; Pat Nolan, historian; and Darlene Buck- ingham, ritual chairman. During the summer Pat Kavan was chosen Miss Omaha of 1954. Fall 1954 continued the hurry and scurry. Zetas successfully campaigned for Gayle Martin, Typical Freshman Girl, and Pat Nor- man, Homecoming Princess. At their annual Garnet and Gold Ball, Pi Kappa Alpha Fra- ternity announced Mary Renna their Dream Girl. The Zetas are proudest of their two service awards. The ' 54 Red Cross Blood Trophy in recognition of the most blood donors during last spring ' s Campus Blood Drive, and the Cutest Pan title awarded Barbara Peddicord for the most Campus Chest pledges collected. Egbert Shirley Andrews Peters M. Jones Tiegen Munro Reifschneider Martin Sandberg Sullivan Mathews Kavan M. Johnson Knott 48 Elliott Renna Woo I ley J. Johnson Mick Buckingham Zetas also took part in club activities. Pat Kavan, Darlene Buck- ingham and JoAnn Bevelheimer served as presidents for Orchesis, Feathers and Pin Feathers respectively. Janet Johnson, Jo Ann Doyle, Pat Nolan, and Pat Norman were officers in various other clubs. Jean Harrington represented the sophomore class on Student Council and Betti Coleman served for the Freshmen. Marilyn Jones was secretary-treasurer of the Sophomore class. The advisors were Mrs. Robert Alexander, general advisor; Mrs. Robert Rispler, pledge advisor; Mrs. Charles Anderson, rush and scholarship advisor; and Mrs. Francis Smith, financial advisor. Shannon Shala Andrews Roberts Barker Marley Bevelheimer Alexander Jeter Scott Miller Pazlar DuBois Beach Arner Perry Christoff Fiala Zentner Norman Harrington 49 Bennett TOUNDED in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity composed of men with Bov Scout experience. Its purpose is to provide service to the student body and faculty, service to youth and to the community, service to the nation, and service to members of the fraternity. Each year APO carries out many projects designed to fulfill its purpose. Highlight of this service program includes the an- nual blood drive for Red Cross. This vear APO went over the goal with 230 pints of blood. Also for the third time APO spon- Blair French Christy Zwiebel Fead Claussen Georgios Daley sored the drive for Community Chest and presented awards for the " ughest man " and " cutest pan. " APO again went over the goal of 1,000 dollars when 1,858 dollars were collected for the Campus Chest. Officers for the first and second semesters of 1954-55 were Paul Hoff, president; Rod Conser, vice president; Dick Brown- Whittington ing, secretary; Ted Coffie and Bob Jones, first and second se- mester treasurers respecti ' elv. Committee chairmen were Rod Conser and Paul Hoff. Faculty sponsors were Harry Rice, Paul Beck and Charles Bull. Branigan Vernon Wygold Brown DELTA SIGMA PI McCloud Wattonville NATIONAL BUSINESS FRATERNITY GAMMA ETA CHAPTER Thompson AMMA Eta chapter of the International Fraternity of Delta W Sigma Pi climaxed its sixth year of campus activities in Apl-il with the annual Rose of Delta Sig dance. Formal initiation was held Dec. 5 at the Fontenelle Hotel. Twenty-five undergraduates and two faculty members were initiated at that time. A well-rounded program of professional and social activities was the goal of Delta Sigma Pi. The professional program in- cluded speakers and tours. Men who have distinguished them- selves in the field of business spoke to the Delta Sigs each month. Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity in the field of commerce and business administration and was founded at Nev York University, School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, on Nov. 7, 1907. It is designed to foster the study of business in Mayne Cambell Thomsen Nordell Wood Marling Wygold Pazlar Universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the as- sociation of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the com- mercial world and students of commerce and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. Membership in Delta Sigma Pi is limited to those male stu- dents who have shown an interest in the field of business and are enrolled in the College of Business Administration. Officers of Gamma Eta chapter for the 1954-55 year were William McCloud, president; Robert Harling, first vice-presi- dent; Paul Blaufuss, second vice-president; Robert Vondrasek, secretary; Harold Buesing, treasurer; Bennett Nordell, chancel- lor; and Curtis Wood, historian. Faculty advisors for the year were Paul Grossman, Grant Osborn and William Hockett. Rohan Kosmachek McVicker Fedderson Leader Foreman He ' ll do anything for money. ' I don ' t take money from strange men. Homosapiens don ' t drink, they just sniff. ) UTEST Pan and Ugliest Man were announced at the Campus C Chest Drive dance April 9. Nancy Latimer, Zeta Tau Alpha, and John Lastovica, Pi Kappa Alpha, won the titles. Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity, sponsored the Campus Chest Drive which was held April 5 through 9. May- nard Tatelman was chairman of the annual drive. Members of the drive committee were John Courtright, Dave Drittler, Chuck French and Dave Shearer. One penny entitled a person to one vote for the candidate of his choice. A booth with caricatures of the contestants was set up in the main hall where APO members took the monetary votes. Six hundred and forty-five dollars of the $1,000 goal was collected. Of the proceeds, 50 percent went to the Community Chest, 30 percent to the World University Service and 20 percent to the Red Cross. Other contestants for the Cutest Pan title were Gerry Kriebs, Pat Vogel and Merlene Terrill. Ugly Man candidates were Sam Marasco, Charles Dresher, Jim Gathmann, Al Fellman and God- frey Horacek. Bob Rasmussen, Bill Beran and Athletic Coach Lloyd Card well were other contestants. " Sure! We use chlorophyll. CUTEST PAN, UGLY MAN HONORS CONVOCATION f ECOGNITION of outstanding scholastic v achievements was given at the annual Honors Day convocation in the auditorium April 9. The program honored students who had been named to the Dean ' s Honor Roll during the spring, summer or fall semesters. A 3.3 average must have been made to receive recognition. Special commendation was also given to new members of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Corinthian Society and recipients of scholarships. W. Earl Hall, editor of the Mason City, Iowa, Globe-Gazette, was program speaker. " Men Who Have Dared " was the topic of Hall ' s talk. Some get gay, others. . . W. Earl Hall The honored - 1 t The Colonels Aerotones add vocals. (( RE third— and best of all " was the keynote for the University ' s Military C BaU April 2. Jackie Pedersen was named Honorary Colonel of OU ' s Arnold Air Society during intermission ceremonies at the annual Military Ball. The new Honorary Colonel of the Air Force ROTC Wing was selected from seven Angel candidates. Other honorary officers were also presented. Announced Honorary Lieuten- ant Colonels were Joan Willey and Pat Norman. Honorary Majors were Corinne Houser, Dona Wells, Sharon Winner and Shirley Johnson. Cadet Colonel John Haury and Honorary Colonel Miss Pedersen led the Grand March which consisted of members of the Arnold Air Society and Angels Flight. Master of Ceremonies for the intermission program was Lew Radcliffe. Also on the program were the Angelettes, dancing Angels; the Sabres, crack drill team; the Aerotones with a solo by Angel Ruth Longville; and Johnny Vana ' s tap and instrumental number and production number of " This Is My Country. " The Air Force ROTC dance band, led by Johnny Vana, played for the inter- mission ceremony. Angel Flight Leader Joyce Delia awarded the annual Angels ' honor medal to four first-year advanced cadets. They were Mel Rousek, Frank Pazlar, Larry Peters and Jerry Norene. Claude Thomhill, his piano and orchestra, played for the Ball held at Peony Park. That military manner Beauty MILITARY BALL HONORARY ANGEL OFFICERS .2 FEDERAL INSPECTION Watchful eyes ' TNSPECTING officers during the cadet Air Force ROTC mili- J tary inspection May 17 and 18 termed the event " the best we ' ve seen. " The inspecting team had visited 18 other units all over the U.S. before coming to Omaha. The two-day inspection began officially with a cadet wing parade on the football field. The cadet wing, the ROTC band, the Sabres and the Marching Angels participated in the parade. Thirty awards were presented during parade ceremonies. Among them were the American Legion medal, Jerry Norene; Veterans of Foreign Wars medal, James DuBois; Reserve Of- ficers Association medal, Duane Post; President ' s medal, Melvin Rousek; and Air Force Association medal, Frank Pazlar. Others awarded were Larry Peters, Professor of Air Science medal; Robert E. Ernst, Air Force ROTC medal; John Vana, Distinguished Cadet medal; and Merlyn Fratt, Convair Cadet award. John Haury, wing commander, received the World-Herald ' s Wing Commander plaque. Cadence Chocolate soldiers Pass in review. Left turn Wing Commander 59 Activity in the press room Meanwhile — bacit at the mess ha! One, two, three kick! Cadet quartet NIVERSITY of Omaha was named Nation- al Headquarters of the Arnold Air Society for 1954-55 at the fifth annual AAS conclave held at the Fontenelle Hotel April 16 and 17. National status was given to the name of OU ' s Sabres, crack drill team and air police vmit. It was the second consecutive year that a Univer- sity sponsored group had won national recogni- tion. OU ' s Angels Flight, co-ed auxihary, re- ceived national status at the 1953 conclave. Air Force ROTC cadets from 170 universities throughout the nation, Hawaii and Puerto Rico attended the mass meeting. The University ' s Earl S. Hoag Squadron was host. Representatives took time out from business sessions for entertainment at the Conclave Mili- tary Ball, a delegate luncheon and stag party at the Offutt AF Base Officers ' Club, Conclave finale 60 CADETS, ANGELS AND JR. JETS Cadet Vana ' s one-man show Papa Burnett and his little brood Kay Strimple returns to life in play ' s final scene. How are you fixed for blades? Look like fraternity men. Lemmers in a casual pose - NIVERSITY Theatre players presented Williair, f i Shakespeare ' s " The Winter ' s Tale " April 9 and 10. Kay Strimple, Dick Palmquist, Mardell Squire and Duane Post played leading roles. Others in the cast were John Mitchell, Jack Irwin, Richard Smith, Jack Frost, B ill Pierson, Mardee Martin, Jerry Emery and Pat Lemmers. The cast also included Ned Nelson, Jim DuBois, Darrell Githens, Richard Horn, Ron Vaad, Mary Little, Barbara Robinson and Lynne Allen. Others were Jackie Pedersen, Jean Bednar, Charlene Peters, Sandy Lipari, Don McKeen, Robert Neilson, Joe Kennedy, Tom Schrack, Jack Kubat, Marlene Hoffman and Marilyn Mether. JUNIOR PROM UNIOR Prom Queen of 1954 was Donna Reynolds of Chi Omega so- rority. Junior Class President Harry Johnson presented Miss Reynolds during intermission of the semi-formal Junior Prom at Peony Park, April 14. She was chosen in an all-school election April 12. Other candidates for Prom Queen were Joanne Rentschler, Alpha Xi Delta; Virginia Cline, Sigma Kappa; and Pat Norman, Zeta Tau Alpha. Balloons provided the theme for the dance decorations. Different sizes of balloons were used to spell out " Jr. Prom " over the stage. Large clusters of balloons decorated the center of the ballroom ceiling. Harry Johnson was over-all chairman of the dance. Jim DuBois, Junior class vice-president, and Jerry Tannahill were co-chairmen of decorations. Junior class officers assisted by Junior Student Council members were in charge of the dance. Music was furnished by Eddy Haddad ' s band. Nearing the verdict Congratulations In the limelight Lady in waiting SPRING SPORTS Hit and run! BASEBALL SEASON RECORD Omaha 17 Morningside 8 Omaha 5 Simpson 4 Omaha 18 Hastings 6 Omaha 1 Simpson 0 Omaha 1 South Dakota St. 9 Omaha 12 South Dakota St. 2 Omaha 10 Hastings 3 Omaha 7 Buena Vista 7 Omaha 6 Creighton 5 Omaha 5 Buena Vista 0 Omaha 5 Drake 4 Omaha 4 Drake 10 Omaha 2 Creighton 2 Pitcher Schaetzle scores in Omaha win at Stadium. Cal Helme tallies easily during Omaha ' s 12-2 victory over South Dakota State. Sliding Don Claussen is safe at second. 69 Another run for Omaha as Malnack scores. WINNING BASEBALL SEASON Routine putout for Helme. OACH Virgil Yelkin ' s baseball squad enjoyed a suc- C cessful season, winning nine, losing two, and tying two games. OU opened with two victories on the road, beating Momingside 17-8 and Simpson 5-4. Inaugurating the new diamond west of the Fieldhouse, Omaha clubbed Hastings 18-6. The Indians won their fourth straight game by trim- ming Simpson 1-0 in a return engagement. Don Claussen tripled and scored on a passed ball for the only run. South Dakota State handed the Indians their first loss 9-1; but OU gained revenge the next day, beating the Rab- bits 12-2 behind the 2-hit pitching of Stan Schaetzle. Omaha downed Hastings again, 10-3, and then played a 7-7 tie with Buena Vista in 13 innings. The Indians came back to beat Creighton 6-5 and blank Buena Vista 5-0. They split a 2-game series with Drake and ended the season with a 16-inning 2-2 tie with Creighton. Buglewicz checks swing, takes high pitch for a ball. INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES AB R H AVG. J. Stella, p 4 1 3 .750 Helme, lb 52 13 19 .365 P. Stella, of 3 0 1 .333 Malnack, c 49 8 16 .326 Hansen, 2b 55 14 17 .309 Swanson, of 34 5 10 .294 Buglewicz, 3b 41 9 12 .292 Steck, ss 47 7 13 .276 Solberg, p— 2b 45 5 12 .266 Claussen, of 57 12 15 .263 Schaetzle, p 13 3 3 .230 Ladd, p 9 3 2 .222 Langevin, of 34 6 7 .205 Morse, c 9 1 1 .111 Korinek, of 11 1 1 .090 Engelhardt, of 18 5 1 .050 70 Helme led OU hitters with an average of .365. Schoetzle hurled a 2-hitter in his first mound appearance. PITCHER ' S RECORDS W L T Ladd 2 0 0 J. Stella 1 0 0 Salberg 5 1 2 Schoetzle 1 1 0 9 2 2 Left to right, back row: Coach Yelkin, Wagner, Schoetzle, Carlson, Engelhordt, Tonnahill, Burgess, Moscrey, Goethe (Botboy). Middle row: Korinek, Helme, Steck, J. Stella, Ladd, Morse. Front row: Claussen, Hansen, Malnock, Buglewicz, Longevin, Swon- son, Salberg. CINDERMEN S RECORDS NDER the able tutelage of Coach Ernie Gorr, the Omaha track squad contributed heavily to the success of the entire spring sports program. The cindermen continually established and re-established new track records and served notice that OU may soon become one of the Midwest powers on the cinders. Bill Barnes was almost unbeatable in the hurdles. He was de- feated only once in regular season meets while winning 19 times. Bemie Lainson, versatile middle-distance runner, turned in several top-notch victories in the half mile, and he set a new out- door mile record. Lainson, Wayne Larsen, Bob Gerdeman, and Bob Barnes were the talented components of a mile relay team that lost only once in scheduled meets. Larsen was the team ' s number one 440 man, and Barnes was a consistent winner in the 220. Mel Decker, Lainso n, and Larry Means performed ably in the mile, and Emil Radik earned OU ' s colors in the 100 yard dash. Roger Dunbier dominated the high jump in most meets, and pole vaulter Dick May soared to numerous triumphs. Jerry Tan- nahill paced all OU broad jumpers, and Dale Geise and Bob Palmquist earned merit in weight competition. Track Coach Ernie Gorr OMAHA 53 Drake 63 Iowa Teachers 60 INDOOR RESULTS OMAHA 501 2 Wayne 51 OMAHA 41 South Dakota ISVi 72 Bernie Lainson edges Bob Barnes in 440 race. Omahans Radik (right) and Fellows strain for first place in indoor 60-yard dash event. Hurdler Bill Barnes was a season-long standout on the OU track squad. He was unbeaten in six indoor races, and he established new University records of :07 in the 60-yard low hurdles and :07.6 in the 60-yard highs. Outdoors, Bill won 15 races and lost only 6. He set Omaha records of :14.6 in the 120-yard highs, and :23.9 in the 220-yard low hurdles. Bill Barnes is way ahead — as usual. OUTDOOR RESULTS OMAHA 84 Midland 49 Dana 37 Washburn 79 1 2 OMAHA 51 1 2 South Dakota Invitational — 2nd place South Dakota State 85 1 6 OMAHA 45 5 6 Doane Relays — won 4 events OMAHA 86 Simpson 50 OMAHA 67 Peru 67 OMAHA 82 Wayne 54 Lorsen beats two mates as Indians sweep 440. ! Left to right, back row: Olson, Rodik, Fellows, Bill Barnes, Bob Barnes, Garrett, Dunbier, Copps, Meons, Lorsen, Gerdeman, Hen- kins, Decker, Coach Gorr. Front row: Puddu, Johnson, Geer, Robinson, Lainson, Polmquist, DuBois, Geise, Moores, Swotek, May. 73 ALUMNI FOOTBALL GAME rHERE was a first performed on the Omaha grid- iron on April 10, when the Indian varsity tangled with an Alumni eleven coached by Dean Pflasterer. Coach Lloyd Cardwell ' s Varsity squad took an early lead and then held off a late Alumni rally to win the contest 23-19 before a crowd of close to three thousand fans. At the start of the game, it appeared as if the In- dians would win easily. Hard running by Bill Engel- hardt, Jerry Tannahill, Bob Wheeler, and Pete Rigatuso sparked the Varsity offense. The Alumni also had some fancy runners in Joe Arenas, Darrell Mudra, and Fred Abboud. Arenas had an excellent pass receiver in Bob Rose, who scored one of the Alumni touchdowns on a 48 yard aerial play. The most spectacular tally was scored by the Varsi- ty in the third quarter. Arenas attempted to hit Rose with a short flat pass, but halfback Bob Wheeler of the Varsity intercepted the toss and raced into the end zone for the clinching tally. Rugged defensive play was displayed by both squads. Ends Don Maseman and Dusty Johnson worked well for the Alumni, while Ed Baker, Rudy Rotella, and Dick Boyer made numerous tackles for the Varsity. Bill Engelhardt, combining his passing and running talents, paced the victory for the Varsity. Engelhardt is stopped in his tracks by a charging Alumni line. Arenas gets pass away despite defensive efforts of Rotella and Dick Boyer. L. Johnson halts Engelhardt after Indian ace picks up 5 yards. Potts intercepts pass to spoil Varsity scoring threat. 75 GOLF TEAM, Left to right: Shinrock, Norene, Wilson. Radik. Fox, Coach John Campbell. LAT E SEASON FINISH MAHA ' S golf team compiled an 11 win, 6 loss record last spring. Coached by John Campbell, the Indians linksmen had trouble getting started early in the season. They came into their own in the latter part of the year, though, and won their last seven matches in a row. Wichita and three Big Seven Confer- ence teams handed the OU golfers their six setbacks. As the season progressed, the Omahans steadily im- proved. Dean Wilson regained the winning form he showed as a sophomore and proceeded to capture medalist honors in many of the late-season meets. Jerr} ' Norene had his long drives booming again, and Fred Shinrock was dropping in some vital putts. The overall play of this threesome, combined with the steady play of Emil Radik and Ron Fox, enabled the squad to fin- ish the season with a creditable record. GOLF TEAM RECORD OU 4 Wichita 14 OU 15 Nebraska 6 OU 19 Washburn 2 OU 3 Kansas 9 OU 2V2 Kansas State 9 ' 2 OU SVz Wichita 15 ' 2 OU 12 Midland 0 OU 3 Kansas 15 OU 15 Creighton 3 OU 7 Colorado 20 OU 10 ' 2 Hastings 1 ' 2 OU 12 Doane 0 OU 10 ' 2 Creighton T 2 OU 9 Drake 6 OU 8 Nebraska 7 OU 12 Doane 0 OU 13V2 Creighton IV2 Norene driver. the teom ' s top Shinrock victories. . paced late season SEASON RESULTS Back row: Coach Pritchard, Fischer, Carlson, Blocker. Front row: Shapland, Feddersen, Larimore. ou 0 Washburn 6 ou 0 Kansas 6 ou 0 Kansas State 6 ou 3 Midland 3 ou 1 Grinnell 6 ou 5 Nebraska 2 ou 6 Creighton 4 ou 6 Doane 0 ou 5 Nebraska 4 ou 5 Nebr. Wesleyan 1 ou 1 Drake 6 NET TEAM HAS FAIR YEAR i slow start and a fast finish is the phrase that best V describes the OU tennis squad of last spring. Coach George Pritchard ' s team was shutout in its first three matches. After this, the boys rallied to win or tie five of their last eight matches. The squad was short on ex- perience, with Don Blocker and Carl Carlson the only lettermen. Bill Feddersen and Dick Shapland improved rapidly, and Don Fischer came along well against college competition. The team ' s first victory, a 5-2 verdict over Nebraska, provided the needed spark for further triumphs. The squad followed with consecutive conquests of Creighton, Doane, Nebraska, and Nebraska Wesleyan. Don Blocker teamed with Carl Carlson to form the squad ' s top doubles combination. Feddersen and Shapland composed the other doubles unit. Drake snapped the Indians ' win streak in the final match of the year, taking a 6-1 decision. ■!; i Richard Shapland Don Fischer Bill Feddersen SIG EPS RULE INTRAMURALS (EXCELLENCE in all sports enabled Sigma Phi Ep- silon to win the Grand Sweepstakes Trophy last spring. Sig Ep ' s tied for first place with Pi Kappa Alpha in flag football and later swept to victory in the indoor track meet. They finished second in basketball, softball, volleyball, and outdoor track. Each year, Intramural Director Ernie Gorr sets up a program for all men interested in intramural competi- tion. Sweepstakes points are given, according to a team ' s standing in each competitive sport. Intramural managers and referees select all-star teams in each sport. In bowling, the Independents walked off with top honors. They took the lead in the first few weeks and were never in serious trouble from any of the other teams in the league. The ROTC entry won the softball title, with an un- beaten record of four wins and no defeats. Pi K A cap- tured the outdoor track meet which was never fully completed. The Physical Education Majors used their heighth to good advantage to win the volleyball crown unde- feated. .They took most of their matches easily, but had trouble against Sig Ep. Robinson of Pi Kops togs Groddy of Theta Chi in a close ploy at the plate. Sigma Phi Epsilon T445 Pi Kappa Alpha 1335 Theta Chi 1 237V2 ROTC 1212V2 Lambda Chi Alpha 447 ' 2 Sioux 327V2 PE Majors 320 Independents 290 Phi Beta Chi 220 Pawnees 0 BOWLING SOFTBALL W L W ISA 40 20 ROTC 4 Sioux 32 28 Sig Ep 3 Pi K A 32 28 Theta Chi 1 PE Majors 29 31 Phi Beta Chi 1 Lambda Chi 29 31 Pi K A 1 ROTC 27 33 ISA 0 Theta Chi 26 34 Sig Ep 24 36 INDOOR TRACK INTERFRATERNITY Pi K A Lambda Chi Theta Chi Sig Ep W 14 13 1 1 10 L 10 1 1 13 14 Sig Ep Pi K A Theta Chi 67 23 15 VOLLEYBALL PE Majors Sig Ep Pi K A Theta Chi ROTC W 4 3 2 1 0 Marjorie McLaren and her morning women ' s tennis class. OUWI PROGRAM spring banquet with installation of officers and pre- i sentation of awards and trophies climaxes a year ' s activities for Omaha University Women ' s Intramurals. The association also sponsors a Christmas party for a city orphanage, a sock dance after an OU basketball game, high school play day, and a spring banquet. Omaha was host to the Nebraska Athletic Federation of College Women at its annual convention last March. Promotion of sports and recreational activities for all University women, and creating a spirit of good sportsmanship are the main purposes. Membership in the OUWI is open to all women stu- dents. Active members must participate in at least two of the individual or team sports that are offered during an academic year, or be members of Orchesis or Rifle Club. Plaques are presented to the winning individuals or team in each competitive sport, and a rotating trophy is awarded to the organization scoring the most points in activities by the end of the year. OUWI consists of an Executive Council, Representative Board and Intramural Board. Chi Omega bowling champions: Cosford, Houser, Longville, Rorick. Another victory! WOMEN ' S INTRAMURAL WINNERS Tennis (Singles) Golf (tie) Volleyball Badminton Singles Doubles Basketball Archery Table Tennis Singles Doubles Tennis (Doubles) Rifle Bowling Kay Talty Charlene Cameron Ruth Longville Sigma Kappa Beverly Petersen Ruth Longville Beverly Petersen Chi Omega Helen Howell Carolyn Nevins Ruth Longville Beverly Petersen Kay Talty Beverly Petersen Ruth Longville Chi Omega Looks like a base h Marlene Hoffman Director Osborn Gathering the platters Rasslin with a Royal Preparing the news RUN KBON CTUDENTS from Omaha University ' s Radio-TV and Speech department and members of the Journalism department " took over " radio station KBON, April 27. The broadcasting day began at 6:45 a.m. and continued until 10:30 p.m. Beginning in the morning there was a fifteen minute newscast followed by Sunrise Serenade. Other newscasts were heard intermittently throughout the day with disc jockey shows and a broadcast of major league baseball in the afternoon. Musi- cal programs continued on the station until 8 o ' clock when an- other baseball game was heard. The Journalism department sent 12 newswriters to head the news, continuity and traffic assignments. They were Phil Bede, Bill Beindorff, Don Digilio, James Duggan, Betty Ellsworth, Dave Jeffers, Rae Johnson, Fred Kelly, Pat Nolan, Frank Schu- chart and Mrs. Reland Taylor. Nineteen students were sent by the Radio-TV and Speech department. The Hst included five newscasters, 12 disc jockeys and two receptionists. Newscaster Chase receives last minute instructions. Nice columns And another candidate bites the dust. Joe College f OB Schropp, Pi Kappa Alpha, became fj Joe College XI at the Joe College Dance May 14. Dean Mary Pudou Young made the presentation during the intermission cere- monies. Other candidates were Ed Marsh, Lambda Chi Alpha; Bill Albright, Phi Beta Chi; Harold Sage, Sigma Phi Epsilon; and Jerry Tannahill, Theta Chi. The informal dance, held annually on the University front steps, was co-sponsored by Feathers, OU chapter Phi Sigma Chi, national women ' s pep organization, and Pinfeathers, freshmen women ' s affiliate of Feathers. Music was by tape recording via an ampli- fying system. Darlene Buckingham was Mistress of Cere- monies and Merrie Crozier was over-all chair- man. Janet Simonson was in charge of decora- tions. One of Simon ' s profound statements JOE COLLEGE DANCE SPRING The artistic touch Campaign handouts liA-IE Day Princess, Student Council I ' representatives and Board of Student Publications ' members were chosen in an all-school election April 28. Joan Haven, Chi Omega, was elected Princess Attira XX by the student body. Donna Reynolds, Pat Cosford, Jerry Tannahill and Jim Erixon won senior Coun- cil posts. Selected junior members of the Council were Rae Johnson, Gayle Anderson, Lew Radcliffe and Joe Hanna. Elected to represent the sophomore class were Jean Harrington, Gerry Kriebs, Dick Vernon and Brad Pence. Tannahill, Erixon, Radcliffe, Pence and the Misses Reynolds, Cosford, Johnson and Harrington had all served the previous year. Chosen to be on the Board of Student Publications were Betty Ellsworth and Dave Langevin. ELECTIONS Pi Kap ' s winning float Tomahawk try Princess Presented ifOAN Haven, wearing the traditional doeskin ceremonial robe, stepped 1 from the tepee and University President Milo Bail placed the royal aeaddress upon her head. The crowning of Miss Haven, Ma-ie Day Princess Attira XX, was held in OU ' s stadium May 7. Attending Miss Haven of Chi Omega sorority were Gayle Fried, Alpha Xi; Derelle Blumer, Zeta; Joanne Pierce, Sigma Kappa; and Joyce Sundsboe, ISA. Weary float builders ate together at the annual breakfast in the Shack. Eleven organizations and nearly 130 decorated cars entered the Ma-ie Day parade contest. Two other floats, one carrying the Princess and her court and another with campus royalty, were in the procession. Float competition first place went to Pi Kap ' s " Bang Up Centen- nial Year. " Alpha Xi won second with " Omaha Turns a New Century. " " Sands of Time, " Zeta ' s float, won third. The curtain went up in the University auditorium on Ma-ie Day ' s afternoon skit competition. Judged best over-all skit was Zeta ' s " The Masterpiece. " Best in the women ' s division was Chi Omega ' s " OU Cruise. " Sig Ep ' s " Make Someone Happy Today " was the best skit in the men ' s division. Float, car and skit competition winners were announced at the inter- mission of the Ma-ie Day dance at Peony Park by MC Jerry Tannahill and Princess Attira XX, Joan Haven. Breakfast in the Shack Zeta ' s winning skit MA-IE DAY 87 Brain trust? Mother Joyce and her little brood PARADE OF FLOATS AND Student Council float and the Princess Oathout accepts trophy for winning Pi Kop float. Theta Chi afloat Musical notes by Sigma Kappa And it stretched this much. Chi Omega in gold 90 Kavan accepts trophy for first place Zeta skit. Zetas and a new version of the Old West PRESENWION OF Skltl l 91 Independents sing out. TAPPING f I AOKIYA and Omicron Delta Kappa, honorary senior leadership societies, tapped 16 new mem- bers at the All-School Sing May 19. Co-eds tapped for Waokiya were Susan Bivin, Sharon Erdkamp, Louann Focht Schropp, Peggy Moneymaker, Joanne Rentschler, Jean Schmidt, Ruth Waschinek and Joan Willey. Omicron Delta Kappa tapped seven new mem- bers and a two-year faculty advisor, Dean Jay B. Mac- Gregor. Tapped were Bill Beindorff, Don Chase, Paul Cherling, John Courtright, Roger Dunbier, John Haury and Ted Romberg. Chi Omega sorority and Theta Chi fraternity took top honors in the sing competition. Zeta Tau Alpha and Pi Kappa Alpha were runners-up. Third place went to Alpha Xi Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Contest song for the women was " Dear Lord and Father of Mankind. " Competition song among the men was " The Whiffenpoof Song. " ODK officers and guest speaker Larry Shomaker. WITH THE SENIORS Full house for the seniors rHE Class of 1954 kicked off commencement activities on Senior Day May 21. A formal convocation on the front steps of the University featured the class history and presentation of the class gift, cornerstone for the library. Class President Duane Post was master of ceremonies. Senior class sponsors and deans presented awards. Following the convocation, the senior procession moved to the west cam- pus to plant and dedicate the traditional tree. The Senior Class dinner dance was at the Birchwood Club May 27. Baccalaureate exercises were Sunday, May 30, in the University stadium. Long-awaited Commencement Day was May 31. Approxi- mately 225 seniors received degrees from the University ' s five colleges at the forty-fifth annual ceremony. Master ' s degrees were awarded to 23 students; the rest were given bachelor ' s degrees in the fieldhouse ceremony. Twenty-five AFROTC cadets received Air Force commis- sions. The commissioning, as a part of the exercises, began in 1953. Dr. Felix Morley, Com- mencement speaker The reward of four years ' labor I never thought I ' d make it. REGISTRATION AY school attendance first semester at jLy the University increased 20 percent over 1953 ' s fall enrollment. About 1,912 stu- dents registered for day classes. Approximately 2,130 students attended night school bringing the total enrollment to 4,042. The class of 1955 had 650 members. The ratio of men to women in the University still was nearly two to one, according to Registrar Alice Smith. President Milo Bail attributed the great rise of attendance to the large number of Korean War veterans coming back and also a larger percentage of high school gradu- ates going on to college. And check the battery. Keep the damn tongue down. My goodness! Joining up O-EDS invaded Omaha University a week early this year because, for the first time, sorority rush- ing was held on the OU campus. Sixty-three rushees pledged the four social sorori- ties following rush week. Late rush for sororities was held Oct. 25 through 29. Ten more women were pledged. Seventy-six men pledged the five socal fraternities on the Omaha University campus this year, and twen- ty-five were pledged during late rush. Fraternity rush parties were held at park pavil- ions, although the Smoker was held at the University. After the weeks of rush parties and formal pledg- ings and banquets, Greek life finally settled down to reigning actives and running pledges. Detect water in the drink. ' And for a few pennies more . ' And in addition, I like Ike. ' ... AND RUSHING 99 TYPICAL..: ROWNED Typical Freshman Boy and Girl at the annual Freshman Mixer Sept. 29 were Jim Plaster and Gayle Martin. The Typical Frosh were announced during intermission ceremonies by MC Warren Hopson. Gifts were presented to Plaster and Miss Martin by the 1954 Typical Freshmen, Dick Robinson and Jody White. Plaster and Miss Martin were pledges of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, respectively. The Kidd-Irwin band played for the dance. Jim Plaster 100 101 FRESHMEN TALENT SHOW yj EMBERS of the Class of ' 58 entertained upper- r - classmen and faculty members at the annual Freshman Talent Show Oct. 6. Master of ceremonies for the all-school convocation was Park Ames. Opening the show was the Theta Chi Pledge Quartet composed of Keith Surface, Gary Salmen, Don Rokusek and Park Ames. They harmonized on two songs, " Shine, " and " Goodbye, My Coney Island Babe. " Phyllis Kuta followed the quartet with a tap dance. Mike Cohn played " Brahms Rhapsody " on the piano. " Song of the Open Road " by Herb Hellwig was next on the program. A trio of tap dancers, Betti Coleman, Gayle Martin and Barbara Peddicord, followed. Don Pickard played his piano version of Boogie Woogie next. Then Hugh Allen sang " Without a Song " and " One Alone. " The Pi Kappa Alpha ' s version of the Grand Old Opry was the finale number. Pretty teeth! A peep and three bo ' s And furthermore Pi Kap frosh go native. 102 SENIOR TALENT SHOW Soloist Pat Kavan Johnny Vana and his Combo AMVUS Chest Drive for 1954 opened Oct. 25 with a Senior C Talent Show. Lyle DeMoss, WOW-TV program director, was MC. Johnny Vana and his combo played for the night club-style show. Vocalists were Pat Kavan, Rudy Rotella and Ted Romberg. Marcia Johnson and Larry Means played piano selections. Votes for Ugly Man and Cutest Pan candidates were gained through donations to the Campus Chest. One cent equaled one vote. A $3 pledge to be paid over a six-month period brought 350 votes. Freshman Barbara Peddicord, Zeta, and Junior Sam Georges, Phi Beta Chi, were named Cutest Pan and Ugly Man. Of the $1,858.52 drive total, Miss Peddicord collected $326.90 and Georges raised $471.03. Pan and Man Jay B. MacGregor Ph.D.; Dean of Student Personnel; Professor of Education. UNIVERSITY DEANS Mary Padou Young M.A.; Associate Dean of Student Personnel; Assistant Professor of English. Charles Hoff B.Sc; Vice-President for Business Management; Financial Secretary. Donald J. Pflasterer M.E.; Assistant Dean of Student Personnel; Assistant Professor of Physical Education for Men. John W. Lucas M.B.A.; Dean of the College of Business Administration; Pro- fessor of Business Administra- tion. William H. Thompson Ph.D.; Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Psychology; Head of Department of Philosophy and Psychology. Frank H. Gorman Ph.D.; Dean of the College of Education; Professor of Educo- tion. 1 " % Donald Emery Ph.D.; Associate Dean of the Col- lege of Adult Education; Profes- sor of Education. Carl W. Helmstadter Ph.D.; Dean of the College of Applied Arts and Sciences; Pro- fessor of Business Administra- tion. Frederick Adrian Ph.D., Associate Professor of History. Harry Ash Instructor of Engineering. Lt. Col. John E. Asp B.S.. Assistant Professor of Air Science and Tactics; Director of Administration and Personnel. Paul L. Beck M.A., Assistant Professor History and Social Sciences. Herbert Berry Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English. Robert R. Berueffy Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry. Hoilie Bethel Richard H. Brewer M.S., Assistant Professor M.M.Ed., Assistant of Education. Professor of Music. James E. Brock James H. Brown M.A., Associate Professor B.M.E., B.Sc, Assistant of Physical Education Professor of Engineering, for Men. Marion Brown M Sgt. Alfred W. Buckner Oscar Budel Charles M. Bull M.A., Instructor of Instructor of Air Science and Ph.D., Instructor of Foreign M.B.A., Assistant Professor English. Tactics; Sergeant Major. Languages. of Business Adnninistration. Major John J. Burnett, Jr. Assistant Professor of Air Science and Tactics; Commandant of Cadets. Rex. V. Call M.B.A., Associate Professor of Business Administration. Lloyd Cardwell Football Coach; Instructor of Physical Education for Men. Edwin L. Clark Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Speech and Dramatics. Roderic B. Crane M.B.A., Professor and Head of Economics Department. Paul Crossman M.Sc, Associate Professor of Business Administration; Head of Accounting Depa rtment. Stanley Davis Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education; Reading Guidance Department Director. Hurford H. Davison M.B.A., Professor and Head of Retailing Department. Russel C. Derbyshire Ph.D., Assistant Professor Zoology and Anatomy. Hodge W. Doss M.A., Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics. Violet DuBois Instructor of Education. William H. Durand B.S.M.E., Assistant Professor of Engineering and Physics. James M. Earl Ph.D., Professor and Head of Mathematics Department. Clifford L. Ellis M.A., Assistant Professor and Head of Journalism Department. Christopher S. Espinosa Ph.D., Professor and Head of Foreign Languages and Literatures Department. Leslie N. Gorlough Ph.D., Head of General Sciences Department; Professor of Biology. Sallie Garretson Robert D. Gaskill Instructor of M.A., Assistant Professor Home Economics. of Music. Robert Harper Rowland Haynes Ph.D., Associate President Emeritus Professor of English. Mildred M. Gearhart Ernest Gorr M.A., Associate Professor B.Sc, Assistant Professor of English. of Physical Education for Men; Track Coach. Tony Greco B.F.A., Assistant Instructor of Art. William E. Green B.B.A., Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Duane W.Hill Jack Hobbs Ph.D., Instructor of B.A., Assistant Instructor History and Government. of Psychology. William Hockett M.B.A., Associate Professor of Business Administration; CP. A. Lata F. Holley M.Sc, Associate Professor of Business Administration. Frances Holliday Ed.D., Associate Professor and Head of Elementary Education Department. Francis M. Hurst Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology. Kilbourn L. Janecek M.A., Assistant Professor of Library Science. Thadeus C. Johnston Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education; Head of Secondary Education Department . Rev. Joe R. Kennedy B.D., Instructor of Religion. Margaret Killian M.A., Professor and Head of Home Economics Department. Berthe C. Koch Ph.D., Professor and Head of Art Department. John W. Kurtz B.S.; M.S. in M.E.; M. Assistant Professor of Engineering. C. Glenn Lewis B,A., Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Bruce A. Linton Ph.D., Associate Professor of Speech; Acting Head of Speech, Debate and Dramatics Department; Director of Radio. Ellen Lord B.A.L.S., Associate Professor and Head of Library Science Department, D. N. Marquardt Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry. Raymond J. Maxwell M.A., Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures. James McCauley B.S., Instructor of Journalism. Robert S. McGranahan M.A., Assistant Professor of Journalism. Marjorie McLaren B.S., Instructor of Physical Education for Women. John G. Millan M.A., Associate Professor of Physics. Joyce Minteer M.S.B., Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Ruth Moline B.A., Audio-Visual Department. Marillyn Nass M.Sc, Instructor of Physical Education for Women. Mary Lou Niebling B.Sc., Instructor of Physical Education for Women. Roy Nolte M.E., Assistant Professor of Education. Hedvig Nyholm M.A., Assistant Professor of English. Grant Osborn M.B.A., Associate Professor of Insurance. Frank M. Paulsen M.A., Assistant Instructor of English. Wilfred Payne Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy; Chairman of Humanities. James B. Peterson Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head of Music Department. Captain John W. Plantikow Assistant Commandant of Cadets. Stephen Polchert M.F.A., Instructor of Adult Education. James C. Porterfield M.A., Assistant Professor of Education. Duane W. Post Assistant Advisor of Arnold Air Society. M Sgt. Leo A. Poutre Assistant to the Commandant of Cadets. Cheryl Prewett M.Sc, Associate Professor of Engineering. T Sgt. Ernest N. Quist Assistant Personnel Sergeant Major. Harry L. Rice M.Sc, Associate Professor of Mathematics. Roy M. Robbins Ph.D., Director of Graduate Division. M Sgt. Ashford Round Personnel Sergeant Major. Kathryn Schaake M.A., Head of Physical Education for Women. Guenter G. Schmaiz Alice C. Smith Ph.D., Assistant Professor B.A., Registrar, of Foreign Languages and Literature. Alfred Sugarman M.A., Assistant Professor of Speech. T. E. Sullenger Ph.D. Professor and Head of Sociology Department. Beldora Tacke Leslie O. Taylor Nurse, Student Ph.D., Associate Professor Health, R.N. of Education. J. G. Somny Paul J. Stageman M.A., Assistant Professor M.S., Assistant Professor of Economics and of Chemistry. Sociology. 1 Lt. Norman Thomas Captain Bernard Thompson Assistant Director of B.S., Assistant Professor Instruction. of Air Science and Tactics, Assistant Director of Instruction. Sarah Tirrell Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History and Government. Robert J. Trankle M.A., Instructor of Biology. Raymond Trenholm M.M.Ed., B.A., Assistant Professor of Music. J. D. Tyson Ph.D., Associate Professor of Speech. William T. Utiey M.A., Professor and Head of History and Government Department. Nell Ward Ph.D., Professor and Head of Chemistry Department. Ralph M. Wardle Ph.D., Professor and Head of English Department. George L. Wilber Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology. Sylvester V. Williams M.E., Professor of Engineering; Head of Engineering Department. R. Wayne Wilson LL.B., Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Gariand Woilard P.Ed., Assistant Professor of Educotion. Lt. Col. Allen H. Wood B.S., Professor of Air Science and Tactics. Jack Wright Virgil Yelkin M Sgt. John O. Young, Jr. M.A., Instructor of Art B.Sc, Assistant Professor Property NCO. and Head of Ceramics of Men ' s Physical Department. Education; Athletic Director. BOARD OF REGENTS The Board of Regents for the year were, left to right: T. C. Quinlan; L. Somberg; Sen. R. L. Hruska, vice president; F. E. Borchers; W. D. Vogel; G. C. Pardee, president; M. Petersen; Mrs. A. C. R. Swenson, secre- tary; and C. Kirkland. PRESIDENT $ OPEN HOUSE Parents and students chat with faculty members during the Novem- ber 1 2 open house. Dr. Boil and v ife talk with Dr. Payne during the open house. TUDENTS, faculty and alumni celebrated 4 the forty-sixth birthday of the University of Omaha Oct. 8 with a Founders ' Day program in the auditorium. Dean of Students Jay B. MacGregor presided over the annual event in the absence of President Milo Bail. Before introducing the main speaker, Dean MacGregor reviewed the highlights of the University ' s history. Morris Jacobs, general chair- man of the Omaha Centennial Committee, gave the main address. The invocation was given by Rev. Joseph Kennedy, pastor of First Christian Church and part-time faculty member at OU. Music was furnished by members of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Theta Chi fraternity. FOUNDERS ' DAY 120 Theta Chi ' s serenade. GRAIN OF SAND C DITOR of the " Grain of Sand, " student liter- O ary magazine, and chairman of the editorial board for 1954-55 was Susan Bivin. The editorial board for the University pub- lication consisted of Sam Bittner, Pat Lemmers, Donna Rasgorshek and Dona Wells. Dr. Ralph Wardle, head of the English de- partment, was magazine advisor. Students whose short stories were published in the fall edition of the bi-annual literary maga- zine were Sam Bittner, Pat Lemmers, Miss Bivin, George Lor ' imer, Mark Gautier, Wendell Walker and Mary McCoy. Poetry contributors were Dona Wells and Miss Bivin. Lawrence Wilson submitted an essay to the publication. If we could only read! Dona inspects finished product. Editorial board: Berry, Bittner, Rasgorshek, Bivin, Lemmers, Wardle Editor Susan Bivin 01 1 . Spreading the word STUDENT ROTESTS, illegal campaigns and name mix-ups V marred fall class and Council elections. John Cottrell was elected senior class president in a special election Nov. 3. Mel Decker, previously elected Oct. 13, was ruled ineligible. In the regular election Oct. 13, Ted Romberg was chosen senior class vice president and Jo Rentschler, secretary-treasurer. Elected junior officers were Chuck French, presi- dent, and Bill Steck, vice president. Barbara Day and Mary Jane Jeter tied for secretary-tieasurer. On Nov. 3, a re-election was held and Miss Jeter won. How- ever, due to illegal campaigning, another election was held Nov. 24 and Miss Day won. Simultaneously, stu- dents chose Shirley Decker junior Council representa- tive. Sophomores chose Simon Simon, president; Al Thomsen, vice president; and Joyce Wright, secre- tary-treasurer. Because of a mix-up in names of fresh- man candidates. Council representatives were chosen in the re-election Nov. 3. Elected were Ron Claussen, Betti Coleman, Kent Strang and Jeanne Vogt. Studying the scratch sheet Pat J omaH Momecommg Primss Candidates Pat Norman, Pat Cosford, Joan Willey and Faith Stitt " And if I am elected HOMECOMING ♦♦♦ tl OMECOMING, 1954, at the University of Omaha was cele- brated Oct. 22 and 23. Activities began with a noon parade and pep rally in downtown Omaha Friday, with a bonfire rally and all-school dance in the evening. The parade featured the first appearance of Chief Ouampi, human counterpart of the Indian symbol of the University. Plans call for his appearance at all home grid games in the future. Pat Norman was crowned Homecoming Princess at the dance by President Milo Bail. Indian braves carried her through the Peony Park ballroom on a litter covered with an Indian blanket concealing her identity until the last minute. Highlighting events Saturday was the traditional football game in the afternoon. Coach Lloyd Cardwell ' s Indians won their eighth straight Homecoming victory and their tenth straight ball game, beat- ing St. Ambrose College, 35-14. Miss Norman, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, made her second appearance as Homecoming Princess during the half-time ceremon- ies. Attending her were Pat Cosford, Chi O; Joan Willey, Alpha Xi; and Faith Stitt, ISA. Miss Norman was presented to Dr. Bail by Stu- dent Council President Jim Erixon. Dr. Bail then presented her to 5,500 students, alumni and sports fans at the game. Game attendance was the largest in the history of the school. Two Indians on horseback led students and alumni in the tra- ditional chant. Completing the half-time ceremonies, Orchesis mem- bers presented an Indian ceremonial dance. Rudy leads the team out. Sure, they ' re injuns! " Victory " bonfire illuminates cheerleaders. ALUMNI BOARD: Seated, left to right: Mrs. Jean Duncan Pettit, Robert E. Seitzer, Warren Whit ted. Standing: Daniel Koukol, James Borland, Thresa Clark, Jean Bressler, Gunnar Horn, Eileen Wolfe, Paul Gaer, Mrs. Marjorie Mahoney Murphy, Paul Beck, Homer Schleh, Richard Holland, Robert Schropp, Donald B. Johnson. ALUMNI " T O work for a finer University of Omaha " —that is why the Omaha University Alumni Association exists. The 1954 Alumni Fund campaign collected $3,004 which was allocated to the Library Gift Fund, Jenkins Scholarship Fund and Alumni Activities Fund. At the sixth annual Achievement Day Ban- quet, May 29, the alumni awarded the 1954 Ci- tation for Alumnus Achievement to Joe Arenas, ' 51, halfback with the San Francisco 49 ' ers. The Jenkins Memorial Scholarship went to Sharon Erdkamp, ' 55. Don Maseman, ' 54, won the Ath- lete of the Year award. The 1954 Homecoming celebration included a pre-game luncheon and annual Victory dance at the Fontenelle Hotel. The Alumni Association was also sponsor of the 1954 World Affairs Institute. New officers for 1954-55 are Bob Seitzer, ' 50, president; Warren Whitted, ' 41, vice-president; Mrs. Jean Duncan Pettit, ' 51, secretary; and Don Pflasterer, ' 41, treasurer. Tom Townsend Executive Secretary June Williams Gautier Office Secretary 1 954 Victory Dance Arenas accepts Achievement Award. WORLD ARADOX of Coexistence " served as the theme for the " " ninth annual World Affairs Institute held in the auditori- um last fall. The purpose of the six lectures by speakers from all over the world was to inform Omahans about current issues and to give them the purpose of the present administration ' s foreign policy. Speakers for the Institute were Senator William F. Know- land, Senate Republican majority leader; Dr. K. C. Wu, former governor of Formosa and leading Chinese nationalist; and David Atlee Phillips, editor of the oldest English language newspaper in South America. Others were Norman Cousins, editor of the Saturday Review of Literature; William Smyser, former career diplomat in foreign service; and David Dallin, native born Russian lecturer and writer. SENIOR President John Cottrell Vice President Ted Romberg Secretary Joanne Rentschler ENIORS elected John Cottrell to lead the Class of ' 55. Chosen vice president of the class was Ted Romberg, and Jo Rentschler was elected secretary. The Senior class sponsored the first Senior Talent Show to launch the annual Campus Chest drive Oct. 25. Senior Day was May 20. An 11 a.m. convocation on the front steps began the day ' s activities. The annual banquet and dance were also held on the same day. Baccalaureate for the Class of ' 55 w as June 5 with Commencement exercises on June 6. Class sponsors were Dr. Ralph Wardle, head of the EngUsh department, and Capt. John Plantikow, assistant commandant of cadets for the Air Force ROTC. .32 JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS UNIORS elected Chuck French in the fall elections to preside over the year ' s activities for the Class of ' 56. Bill Steck was elected vice president by classmates, and Bar- bara Day was chosen to perform the duties of secretaiy- treasurer for the Junior class. The Class of ' 56 sponsored the annual Junior Prom on April 13 with the University ' s Student Council. Eddy Had- dad and his orchestra played for the all-school semi-formal dance which was held in the Peony Park Ballroom. Juniors annually crown a Prom Queen from their class at the dance. Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Day 133 SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS President Simon Simon Secretory-Treasurer Marilyn Jones Vice President Al Thomsen jt ESULTS of the fall elections showed that V Sophomores chose Simon A. Simon presi- dent of the Class of ' 57. Elected vice president of the class was Alfred Thomsen. Marilyn I. Jones was chosen the class ' secretary-treasurer. The class sponsored the annual Sophomore Cotillion Dec. 15 at Peony Park. Eddy Haddad and his orchestra played for the all-school semi- formal dance. Twenty-three sophomore couples, representing the social sororiti !S and fraternities and the I n d e p e n d o n t Students Association, waltzed. 1 31 FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS President Tom Finley Secretary-Treasurer Joyce Wright Vice President Doug Postlewait RESHMAN classmates chose Tom Finley to guide the ac- V tivities of the Class of ' 58. Doug Postlewait was elected to the post of vice president. Classmates chose Joyce Wright to take over the duties of secretary-treasurer. The Freshman class and the Student Council co-sponsored the annual Freshman Talent Show. The all-school convocation was Oct. 6 in the University auditorium. 135 IRST PHASES GF A LIBRARY lilEWEST project in OU ' s building program V began to take shape in June, 1954, when construction started on the new University Library. According to Miss Ellen Lord, head librari- an, the latest principles of library service are in- corporated in the new building which will be completed in September, 1955. The construction site for the library is lo- cated north and west of the Administration Building. It faces Dodge Street, with the main entrance 150 feet south of Dodge. The red brick and white stone structure was designed to har- monize with the Georgian styled Administration Building and Fieldhouse. Ground breaking ceremonies The Library— below ground Dr. Bail breaks ground. Cute little package Students get practical experience. A TUDENT nurses attending University of Omaha classes last fall increased the size of the Freshman class by 102 members. The girls were enrolled under OU ' s nursing program. Nursing students came from Immanuel and Methodist Hos pitals in Omaha and Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Forty-three girls were from Immanuel Hospital and 44 en- rolled from Methodist. Jennie Edmundson sent 15 students to take courses. Omaha University ' s student nursing program offers the girls from the Omaha hospitals a degree as a Registered Nurse at the end of three years work and a Bachelor of Science degree after finishing two years of additional work. Students attending Jen- nie Edmundson Hospital receive a degree of Registered Nurse and a B.S. degree after four years. Omaha U and Jennie Edmundson are two of the first in- stitutions to cooperate in this type of student nursing program. OU ' s nursing program began in September of 1952. " Huh? ' STUDENT NURSES 139 " Did you say you own a Cadillac? ' ' It was only a Crosley. ' " THE HEIRESr ( HE Heiress, " first production of 1954-55 for Uni- versity Players was presented Nov. 12 and 13. Playing the title role was Marcia Morris. The leading male role was portrayed by Richard Palmquist. Hugh Allen played opposite Miss Morris in the male romantic lead. The supporting cast included Jean Bednar, Marlene Hoffman, Joyce Olson, Tom Finley, Pat Kavan and Pat Norman. The play, set in New York in the 1850 ' s, is a character study of a shy, plain, rich girl who falls in love with a hand- some young fortune hunter. When he learns she wiU be dis- inherited if she marries him, he leaves town. She gains re- venge, however, when he returns to court her after her fa- ther ' s death. Dr. Edwin L. Clark directed the play by Ruth and Au- gustus Goetz. " Damn bird ' s dead. " " Yes, the beer was rather warm. " The choir and Director Brewer THANKSGIVING CONVO if Thanksgiving, 1954, " was the theme for the annual convocation held Nov. 24 in the University audit orium. The 40-voice University Choir presented the Thanks- giving Convocation. The choir, directed by Richard Brewer, presented " Psalm 100, " " Psalm 177 to 134, " " Cru- cifixius " and " Alleluia. " Other selections were " Celestial Voices, " " Swing Along " and " Set Down Servant. " Portions of the program were presented by student soloists. President Milo Bail and Dean of Students Jay B. MacGregor presided at the convocation. And there you are. RADIO STATION KWOU jT WOU, University of Omaha ' s radio station, broadcast a v three-day-a-week schedule in the cafeteria during the 1954-55 school year. Music was continuous from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a 15 minute newscast at noon. Program director for the campus station was Darrell Githens. Chief engineer Bob Osborn was assisted by Jim Fowler. Depart- mental co-ordinator was Bob Erickson, and Jackie Pedersen was the department secretary. The SOS sent out for new personnel by KWOU, netted 45 more staff members. The new personnel consisted of nine engi- neers, 18 newscast and commercial announcers and 18 disc jockeys and continuity writers. No experience was needed since the persons chosen were trained on the job. New equipment for the station included a high fidelity am- plifier and speakers for the cafeteria. Five hundred new popular records were also obtained, bringing the station ' s music library to approximately 1,400 records. Two studios were in use by KWOU for the first time last fall. Mackie cautiously eyes mike. Program Director Githens f See it now. I FOOTBALL SEASON RECORD OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA 27 45 27 39 38 35 26 59 57 Fort Hays (Kans.) State Morningside College Washburn University Bradley University Emporia (Kans.) State St. Ambrose College Northern Illinois State Wayne University (Det.) Doane College 19 0 6 0 6 14 7 7 2 145 Left to right: Line Coach Tom Brock, End Coach Ernie Gorr, and Head Coach Lloyd Cardwell. COACHING STAFF OOD coaching produces good teams, but it takes C great coaching to produce great teams. And, such was the case with the Omaha football team this year. The veteran coaching staff of Head Coach Lloyd Card- well, Line Coach Tom Brock, and End Coach Ernie Gorr worked long and hard with the squad, and their labor resulted in the University ' s first all-victorious season. And, of course, the frosting on the cake was the 7-6 Tan- gerine Bowl triumph over Eastern Kentu cky State on New Year ' s Night in Orlando, Florida. Lloyd Cardwell, in his ninth season as head coach of the Indians, had by far his best year at the helm. It was not only his first unbeaten team, but he was also named as Little All-American Coach of the Year by the Rockne Club of Kansas City, Missouri. Such rec- ognition is nothing new to Cardy; he was twice named to the All Professional football team when he played with the Detroit Lions back in the late 1930 ' s. Tom Brock, the expressive line coach of the Indians, was a tower of help in producing this year ' s outstanding eleven. He always knew what to say and to do at the right time, and he is credited with forming the rock-rib- bed forward wall that limited Omaha ' s ten victims to just 67 points. Brock was a top lineman in his college days. He was a regular center for three years at Notre Dame. Besides his line coaching duties during the foot- ball season, he is the Director of Physical Education. Ernie Gorr capably tutored the ends on the squad. During the rest of the year, he is head track coach and is an instructor in physical education. Four years ago, he introduced indoor track to the University. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. FIRST UNBEATEN SEASON ' f OHEN the Omaha gridders were honored at a spe- yy cial pep rally in the school auditorium after the Tangerine Bowl game, Line Coach Tom Brock summed up in a few words the top factors that enabled the team to go undefeated. He said: " Every game we played was a team victory. The boys had excellent spirit and a strong desire to win. They never wanted to be second best. " A look at the season record proves his point. The In- dians were a spirited, machine-like squad that rolled methodically to convincing victories each time they step- ped on the gridiron. They produced their third straight unbeaten home season, and extended their consecutive win streak to 14 games. Omaha opened on the road against Fort Hays Teachers and downed the Kansans 27-19. OU had a three touchdown lead until Fort Hays raUied late in the fourth period. Bill Engelhardt scored twice, and Emil Radik and Rudy Rotella once each for the Indians. The following Saturday, the Omahans journeyed to Sioux City and humiliated Morningside College 45-0. Engelhardt and Radik paced the balanced offense with two touchdowns apiece. It was the first time an Omaha team defeated the Maroons on their home field. In their home opener, the Indians faced arch-rival Washburn University of Topeka and worked hard for a 27-6 victory. Bill Steck reached pay dirt twice in the first half to start OU on its winning way. In Bradley, Omaha met a major college for the first time. And the Indians rolled in high gear all afternoon as they earned a 39-0 triumph. It was the only defeat for Bradley all year. On the road again, Omaha drubbed Emporia, Kans- as Teachers 38-6. Engelhardt, Radik, Arnie Smith, Cim- ino. Cotton, and Steck all scored for the Indians. The 35-14 Homecoming victory over St. Ambrose was one of the top accomplishments of the season. Omaha had never beaten the Bees before, and the win was as convincing as the score indicates. Engelhardt tallied twice and Rotella, Radik, and Cotton once each. The Indians completed their road games with a 26-7 victory over Northern Illinois. Playing in 20 degree weather, Omaha scored once in each quarter to rack up its seventh straight win of the year. Omaha returned to the home field and thoroughly trounced Wayne University of Detroit 59-7. Steck, Engel- hardt, and Dick Tannahill scored two touchdowns each to pave the way to the Indians most top-heavy win of the year. Rotella, Cotton, and Arnold Smith also got into the scoring act. The Indians pointed for this game most of the season and displayed their best offensive attack of the year. Doane College, the final regular season opponent, was outclassed 57-2 in a game that cemented Omaha ' s hopes of playing in the Tangerine Bowl. Back row, left to right: Ed Baker, J. Tannahill, D. Tannahill, Steck, Bieker, Malnack, Eatinger, Kelly. Fifth row: Engelhardt, Nevins, Wissler, Carpenter, Johnson, Salberg, Watanabe, J. Smith. Fourth row: Sage, Mink, McMahili, Leeper, Wheeler, H. Baker, Moyer, Kasun. Third row: Stanek, Brewster, Mancuso, Hahn, Rigatuso, Goethe, Trunnbauer, Conrad. Second row: Welch, Gloden, Cotton, A. Smith, Simon, Hearn, Adams, Radik. Front row: Woienski, Radcliffe, Brock, Rotella, Cardwell, Gorr, McArdle, Wagner. 147 PASSING FIGURES Engelhardt Radik Steck D. Tannahill Wheeler Trumbauer Pass receiving: Rotella J. Tannahill Steck Cotton Smith Cimino Conrad Engelhardt Wheeler Rigatuso Trumbauer ATT 109 49 3 5 2 2 CGT 32 11 10 8 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 COM 56 16 2 2 1 1 YDS 462 281 272 210 111 66 53 56 78 26 14 TD 12 5 1 0 0 0 TD 5 2 3 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 Engelhardt on the rampage in 57-2 romp over Doane College. 149 A PERFECT AFTERNOON i record crowd of 5,200 fans, largest ever to wit- ness an athletic event in Omaha U history, came out to see the Indians battle Wayne University of Detroit in the Dad ' s Day game on Nov. 6. The OU gridders delighted the crowd with a powerful display of offensive football as they trampled the Tartars 59-7. Omaha scored three touchdowns in the opening ten minutes, and after that, the score mounted steadily throughout the remainder of the afternoon. The vic- tory over Wayne was the highlight of the regular season. All the dads were special guests. .the team was cheered all the way. Coach Cardwell congratulates Ed Baker, the new team captain. Rudy Rotella and " Most Valuable Player " award. FOOTBALL AWARDS BANQUETS UDY Rotella and Ed Baker received special honors V at the Football Victory Banquet on February 15. Rotella was selected as the most valuable player on the team during the 1954 season, and Baker was picked by his team mates to captain the squad in 1955. Main course of the dinner was Nebraska beef steaks and Kentucky baked hams. Student Council President Jim Erixon pre- sented awards to the six seniors on the all-victorious team. Coach Snavely in a serious mood. For a job well done. rHE annual football banquet was held at the Fonte- nelle Hotel in Omaha on December 2. Letter win- ners were announced and the entire squad was con- gratulated for the undefeated year on the gridiron. Coach Lloyd Cardwell presented Rudy Rotella with a belt for his fine job as team captain. Carl Snavely, for- mer head football coach at North Carolina University and present head coach at Washington University of St. Louis, was the principal speaker. OFF THE FIELD N athletic team cannot operate successfully without an able team physician and team trainer. These men are responsible for keeping the athletes in top shape and for treating their numerous injuries. Dr. G. M. Mc- Ardle is the team physician at OU and Dick McCord is the trainer. Their work begins when the football candidates re- port for physical examinations early in September. And they never have a minute to themselves until the season is over. Football, above all other sports, affords more in- juries to the athletes. Game action and practice scrim- mages leave players with bruises, sprains, pulled muscles, and the usual aches and pains. Dr. McArdle and McCord are credited with keeping this year ' s team in excellent condition. What do you say, Mike? Trainer McCord revives stunned player. iliKE Wolenski and his locker room assistants con- rt- tribute considerably to the Indians ' athletic suc- cesses the year around. They hustle continuously to keep the athletes outfitted with the best gear possible. Mike ' s helpers this year were Mel Decker and Bill McVicker. As equipment manager, Mike is responsible for all playing and practicing gear. He is always on hand, dur- ing games or workouts, in case any part of a player ' s equipment is broken or torn. Mike keeps the locker room spotless, and still has time to become involved in humorous arguments with every athlete that pokes his head in the equipment room. Decker and Wolenski in the locker room. Wolenski in a leisure moment. 155 CHEER rHE seven faithful cheerleaders who led yells at the games and pre-game pep rallies were captained this year by Jean Harrington. They conducted all the sideline support for Omaha U ' s football and basketball squads. Other members besides Harrington were Gayle Martin, Judy Samuelson, Betti Coleman, Kay Carter, Dick Vern- on, and Bob Holsten. In addition to the game and pre-game yells, the cheerleaders did an especially good job in boosting school and team morale during the anxious days before the Tangerine Bowl game. They cheered the team when it left for Orlando, and conducted a resounding rally in the train station in Atlanta, Georgia. Most students and followers on the train believe it was the best rally of th e vear. i 157 LEADERS FLAG FOOTBALL rHE Pawnee flag football team completely dominat- ed league play as the Intramural program got under way in the fall. An independent group, the Pawnees swept to se ' en easy victories during the regular season and then defeated a League All-Star squad in a post-sea- son game. Captained by Bob Gibson and quarterbacked b ' Don Sirles, they won handily over all opponents in the league and trailed in games on only one occasion. The Independents led them 6-0 in their contest, but Pawnees broke loose for a 33-6 win. Theta Chi finished second in the running, attaining that position by edging Sigma Phi Epsilon 7-6 in a battle for the runnerup spot. A new rule was introduced in play this year. When two teams were tied at the end of regulation play, they went into an overtime. Each team got four offensive plays, and the team making the most yardage received one point and the victory. This rule proved to be the downfall for Pi Kappa Alpha, which finished in fourth place. They played scoreless ties with Theta Chi and Sigma Phi Epsilon, but they lost both games 1-0 by the penetration rule. ROTC, Independents, Lambda Chi, and Phi Beta Chi finished fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth in that order. They all had their standouts, though, because they were all represented on the All-Star team. Virgil Yelkin is the Intramural Director, assisted by Ernie Gorr and Ralph Pettit. Pettit, a former OU basket- ball player, took over as supervisor in September. Pi Kap ' s Decker cuddles pass for score in 37-7 win over ROTC. Championship Pawnee team STANDINGS Pawnees Th eta Chi Sigma Phi Epsilon Pi Kappa Alpha ROTC Independents Lambda Chi Phi Beta Chi W 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 L 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Salberg of Pawnees halts Shanahan ' s advance for Independents. Petrik gains yardage for Theta Chi. i AWNEES edged the All-Star team 8-7 in a game at t: the end of the Intramural Flag Football season. Play- ing on a cold, windy day, the Pawnees won the game by the penetration rule after the teams finished in a 7-7 tie in regulation time. The winners scored first when Quarterback Don Sirles raced over from the All-Star 10 yard line. He also passed for the extra point. The Stars tied on the final play of the game on a 50 yard pass play from Don Blocker to Bemie Lainson. Bill Pet- rik fielded another Blocker pass for the tying point to send the game into overtime. The game was the first ever played in Intramurals and will be a regular activity in the league in future years. Ralph Pettit. Supervisor. PHYSICAL A PPROXIMATELY 200 Omaha U women participat- % ed in intramural activities in the fall. They compet- ed in individual and team sports; and, the winners will receive plaques at the annual Honor Banquet this spring. Sue Moss, a freshman, dominated the tennis tourna- ment. She won the singles division, and later teamed with Kay Talty to capture the doubles bracket. Sue Bengston was the winner in golf. An unaffiliated team won first place in volleyball. Members of the squad included Rita Dargajewsld, Max- ine Kuehl, Blanche Bell, Eleanor Tracy, LilHan Vondra- sek, Mary Ann Leo, Sue Bengston, and Eleanor Skokan. Helen Howell is president of OUWI, and Rita Dar- gajewski is the vice-president. The secretary-treasurer is Carolyn Chapman and Joan Palladino handles the pub- licity. Faculty advisor is Mrs. Marjorie McClaren. A good return in a volleyball game. Ul! Zeta spikers rest after victorious contest. 160 EDUCATION rHE OU men ' s physical education program is set up on a freshman, sophomore basis. The frosh classes concentrate on team sports, and the sophomores work with the individual sports. Physical Education Director Tom Brock explains that the big difference in the jump from the freshman to the sophomore class is the ability of the student to cope with the individual sport. In freshman classes, the men engage in touch foot- ball, flag football, volleyball, basketball, giant volleyball, and track. The sophomores play golf, horseshoes, aerial darts, badminton, table tennis, and they bowl. Next year they expect to add archery. Most classes are held in the morning and all the facilities of the Fieldhouse are available. The PE instructors are Brock, Lloyd Cardwell, and Ernie Gorr. They explain each sport before the teams swing into action. They maintain individual records of each man ' s improvement and grade him accordingly. Learning to play the games is important, but the most important thing the instructors teach the under- classmen is good sportsmanship. Heated action in PE soccer game. Left to right, back row: Dr. Ward, Myers, W i I I e y , Romberg, Rasgor- shek, Pedersen, Olsen, Mrs. Young. Front row: Miss Holliday, Erdkomp, Rentschler, Bivin, Miss Gearhart, Miss Killian. WAOKIYA O.D.K. " f I AOKIYA is Omaha University ' s senior women ' s leadership society. Membership is based upon high scholarship and significant participation in activities. Only women who have attended college for five semesters are eligible for consideration in the organization. New members are tapped each spring at the all-school sing, sponsored by Waokiya and ODK. A fall tapping and spring banquet are other ac- tivities of the group. Last fall, new members tapped were Marilyn Myers, Jackie Pedersen, and Donna Rasgorshek. This year ' s officers are Joanne Rentschler, president; Sharon E r d k a m p, vice-president; Susan Bivin, secretary; Mrs. Mildred Gearhart, treasurer. OR the fourth year, Omicron Delta Kappa 4 is tapping new members. The tapping took place at the 1954 annual All-School Sing. At tliat time, ODK, national leadership honor fraternity for senior men, admitted ten new members. Those tapped were Bill . Beindorff, Donald Chase, Paul Cherling, John Courtright, Roger Dunbier, John Haury, Ted Romberg, and Dean J. B. MacGregor. Four more senior men were tapped in December, 1954. They were Bill Fed- dersen, Mark Gautier, Harry Johnson, and Tom Romberg. Omicron Delta Kappa was established on campus May 20, 1950. It is a member of the As- sociation of College Honor Societies and has circles in more than 90 colleges and universities. Officers of the University of Omaha circle are John Haury, president; Roger Dunbier, vice- president; and Don Pflasterer, secretary-treasur- er. Paul Beck is faculty advisor. Left to right, back row: Mr. Town- send, Beindorff, Johnson, Tom Rom- berg, Feddersen, Shinrock, Ted Rom- berg, Cherling, Gautier. First row: Dean MacGregor, Mr. Beck, Dunbier, Haury, Dean Pflasterer, Mr. Rice. 165 Left to right, fourth row: Comine, Carter, Martin, Erickson, Peters, Erdkamp, G. Anderson, Crozier, Holverson, Harrington. Third row: White, Tate, Hanson, Rasgorshek, Kelley, Andersen, Johnson, Rogers. Second row: Jeter, Niederluecke, Bednar, Bon- durant. Stride, J. Anderson, Talty, Barker. First row: Rentschler, Ellsworth, Olsen, Roberts, Buckingham, Reynolds, Pedersen, Nor- man, Houser, S. Johnson. THE ANGEL EXECUTIVES . . . Left to right, back row: Olsen Ellsworth, Roberts, Rentschler. Front row: Norman, Reynolds, Buckingham. THE ANGELAIRES . . . Left to right, back row: Houser, Kelley, Peters, Johnson. Front row: White, Carter, Niederluecke. 1 66 Flight Leader goes first! Guests of the 99 ' s rHE Angels ' Flight, coed auxiliary of the Arnold Air Society, is an organization of women leaders on campus. Since the Flight ' s national endorsement by the Arnold Air Society, dele- gates from several leading Arnold Air Society chapters have visited OU for " inside " information on how the Angels ' Flight operates. The auxiliary holds weekly element meetings, talking with and listening to men and women in all branches of the Armed Services. The girls wear an official uniform of white satin capes, navy skirts and sweaters, white gloves and blue Air Force caps. During the summer, the coeds visited Offutt Air Force Base, swimming in the base pool. Other social activities included a steak fry co-sponsored by Angels and AAS, a tea honoring new Angel members and a buffet supper at the Officers ' Club at Of- futt. The 99 ' s, international women ' s flying organization, an- nually sponsor plane rides for the Angels. The group has its own singing, marching and dance teams— the Angelaires, Marching Angels, and the Angelettes. They per- formed at the third annual Military Ball. Angel Jackie Pedersen was named honorary colonel at the ball. Officers for the year were Donna Reynolds, flight leader; Darlene Buckingham, operations officer; Pat Norman, adjutant recorder; Carol Roberts, comptroller; Jo Olsen, public informa- tion officer, and Betty Ellsworth, pubUcity. Major John Burnett, Commandant of Cadets, is co-ordinator of the group. A jet-propelled Angel! Dance . . . for you? Pre-e-e-sent Arms! 167 PRESS CLUB NNUAL sponsorship of the District High School Jour- TnaHsm Conference was one of the major projects of the University Press Club. Organized for journalism majors and persons interested in all phases of journalism, the group judged entries in the Nebraska Press Women ' s Association contest. Officers are Betty Ellsworth, president; Jo Olsen, vice- president; Pat Nolan, secretary; Bob Kragh, treasurer, and Patsy Halverson, social chairman. Sponsors are Clifford Ellis and Robert McGranahan. THE ClUB rHE Club is an honorary organization open to students who have taken nine hours of upper division English and received grades of B or above. Works of literature and members ' own writings are read and discussed at the monthly meetings. The officers were Susan Bivin, president; Dona Wells, secretary-treasurer; and Drs. Ralph Wardle and Robert Harper, faculty sponsors. Left to right, third row: Dr. Harper, Rasgorshek, Rosenquist, Roberts, Lemmers. Second row: Lasell, Bed- nar, Erdkamp, Wells, Willey. First row: Bivin, McCoy, Morris. 1 6n ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA LPHA Lambda Delta is the national scholastic hon- forary for freshman women. To become a member, a freshman must earn a 3.5 scholastic average during her first semester or first year. The officers were Kay Talty, president; Nancy Weymill- er, vice-president; Arlyss Welch, treasurer; and Gayle And er- son, historian. PHI THETA CHI rHE purpose of Phi Theta Chi, a professional business sorority for women, is to promote the cause of higher business education and training for women in business. The members must be enrolled in the College of Business Ad- ministration. Officers for the year were Myra French, president; Gwen Carlson, vice-president; Carole Zentner, secretary; and Bar- bara Keishng, treasurer. Leta Holley and Joyce Minteer are organizational sponsors. 169 FEATHERS EATHERS, girls pep and service organization, consists of sophomore, junior and senior girls from each sorority, ISA, and unaffiKated. Feathers sponsor the annual Joe College Dance held on the front steps of the school. Bob Schropp was elected Joe College for 1954. Officers for the year were Darlene Buckingham, president; Carolyn Carter, vice-president; Barbara Day, secretary; Marilyn Johnson, treasurer; Bemadine Vogler, inter-pep representative; and Marian ne Bowley, advis- or to Pin Feathers. Left to right, third row: Bondurant, Rorick, Hodgen, Sommers, Snyder, Mathiasen, Weymiller, Wells, Crozier, Talty, Howell, Alexander, Engle. Second row: White, Martin, Hill, Jeter, Doyle, Herbes, Scott, Lenihan, Simon- son, Jones, Renna. First row: Schaake, Carter, Bowley, Buckingham, Vogler, Johnson. F. T. 1. rHE Omaha University chapter of Future Teachers of America is a student organization for those who plan to become teachers upon graduation. The members of the local organization become junior members of the National Education Association. This year the group sponsored its annual fall rush tea and its annual tea in the spring for high school seniors. Christmas time found FTA members entertaining children from the St. James Orphanage. Officers of the organization are Helen Howell, president; Joan Palladino, vice-president; Shirley Johnson, secretary; Phyllis Dworak, treasurer. Left to right, third row: Johnson, Stiff, Wells, Jeter, Jones, Bowley, Baker, Renna, Pace, Kallander. Second row: Johnston, Peterson, Carter, Weiser, Sfolley, Houlihan, Gilreath, Wagner, Dodds. First row: Dworak, Taify, Erick- son. Henna, Jones, Cameron, Kline, Rogers, Placek, Head, Howell, Cline. PI MAJORS rO better acquaint undergraduate students in the field of physical education is the aim of the P. E. Majors Club. The club is responsible for all football and basketball program sales. During the spring, a picnic is held for active and alurhni members of the club. Every active member belongs to the American and State Association for Health, Phys- ical Education, and Recreation. A trophy is awarded to the student member of the club making the most contributions to Physical Education, Health, and Recreation. The trophy was awarded to Wayne Wagner this vear. Officers for the year were Arnold Smith, president; Don Hansen, vice-president; Emil Radik, secretary; and Milton Hearn, treasurer. Left to right, fifth row: Gorr, Wagner, Bothell, Kelley, Trumbauer, Brock. Fourth row: Schaetzle, Weinfurtner, McMahill, Jackson, Adams. Third row: Englehart, Korinek, Wheeler, Gerdeman, Larsen. Second row: Mancuso, Mackie, Morse, Mink, Baker. First row: Hearn, Radik, Hansen, Smith, Tannahill. " 0 " CLUB rHE major projects of the " O " Club the past scholastic year were sponsoring a track meet for small town high schools and a picnic for all the members in the spring. All persons in the club must major in one varsity sport at O. U. before they become eligible for membership. The club supports all athletic events and strives to increase good fellowship by binding the various sports together. The member receiving the highest scholastic average during the fall and spring semester is awarded the group ' s annual scholarship trophy. Officers for the year were Wayne Wagner, president; Dick Tannahill, vice- president; Roger Dunbier, secretary; Wayne Larsen, treasurer; and Ed Baker and Frank Hahn, sergeants-at-arms. Left to right, sixtn row: Simon, Decker, Feddersen, Bill Barnes, Means, Malnack, Sage, J. Tan- nahill, Hahn. Fifth row: White- man, Schaetzle, Mead, Beatty, H. Baker, Langevin, Nevins, Bob Barnes, Helme. Fourth row: Hearn, Welch, Buglewicz, Sal- berg, Gloden, Johnson, Gerde- man, Wilson, Conrad, Harper. Third row: Swanson, Englehart, Korinek, Hanson, Morse, Norene, May, Ladd. Second row: Man- cuso, Steck, Mackie, Wheeler, Larimore, Fischer, Mink, Brehm, Olson. First row: Coach Card- well, E. Baker, Radick, Larsen, Wagner, Dunbier, D. Tannahill, Smith, Col. Wood. 171 PI KAPPA DELTA rHE Nebraska Theta Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta was organized to continue interest in debating on the Omaha University campus. Pi Kappa Delta, national forensic fra- ternity, holds weekly meetings dur- ing the year to discuss debating questions as well as to hear various speakers discuss opinions on debate topics. The fraternity sponsors high school city and regional contests. Members are also asked to judge high school debates held in the Omaha schools. Two of the members, Carolyn Nevins and Arlyss Welch, were named the top debate team at the state ' s annual tournament. Officers of Pi Kappa Delta were Arylss Welch, president; Jean Bed- nar, vice president; Carolyn Nevins, secretary; Tom Romberg, treasurer. Alfred Sugarman is group sponsor. Left to right, back row: Mr. Sugarman, Starr, Peterson, Watkins, Frese. Front row: Nevins, Chartier, Bednar, Welch, Snavely, Erdkomp. new organization on campus, the Lutheran Student Associa- tion, serves to focus the religious activities of Lutherans at Omaha University, providing them with study and fellowship facili- ties. Meetings are led by students themselves, and usually consist of discussions of current questions. The organization, sponsored by the National Lutheran Council, is open to all students of the University. Lr| 1 The officers for the year were Willis Cramer, president; Marilyn , (j, l, Stolley, vice president; Margaret Sorenson, secretary-treasurer. The advisors were Miss Hedvig Nyholm and Reverend Dwain M. Olson. Left to right, third row: Kiser, Rope, Schultz, Elioson, Mottson, Michaelson, Munson, Gulstod, G. Anderson. Second row: Johnson, O ' Neil, Winter, Ingrebretson, Wachholz, Carlson, Mether, M. Anderson, Nellor. First row: Miss Nyholm, Olson, Sorenson, Cramer, Stolley, Rev. Dwain M. Olson. SPANISH CLUB rHE Spanish Club proposes to further a good will understand- ing between Spanish-speaking peo- ples. The group holds monthly meet- ings featuring movies depicting Spanish customs. Officers of the club for the 1954-55 year were Jackie Snyder, president; Judy Zelenka, vice president; Betty Kudym, secretary; Jim Seybold, treasurer. Dr. C. S. Espinosa is club sponsor. Left to right, third row: Osborn, Walters, Stanley, Harris, Welch, Couch. Second row: Untalan, Mothiasen, Mines, Placek, Snovely. First row: Seybold, Krumins, Zelenka, Snyder, Dr. Espinosa. PRE-MED CLUB Left to right, third row: Benecke, Dresher, Daley, Cambell, Horn, Slattery, Ewert, Crowder. Second row: Skokan, Van Horn, Schwid, Schlock, Fulner, Guest, Schmidt, Blease, Dr. Ward. First row: Radik, Bon- duront, Dall, Nellor, Stolley, Peterson, Hodgen. 1 iEDICAL-minded stu- (-dents working toward a degree in the field of med- icine are eligible for mem- bership in the Pre-MedClub. Through its organization, the club serves its members as an outlet of medical in- formation. Opportunities in the field and new medical discoveries are discussed by the group as well as talks by guest authorities on various topics in monthly meetings. Officers for the year were Charles Dresher, president; Steve Schwid, vice presi- dent; Margery Radik, secre- tary. Sponsors are Dr. Ward and Dr. Derbyshire. 173 OUWl COUNCIL rO plan social activities and tournaments of the Women ' s Intra-miiral program is the purpose of the Women ' s Council for Intra-murals. The Council is com- posed of officers and one representative from each of the competitive groups in the sports program. The council awards plaques to individual and team champions each spring. The annual banquet is held for all coeds who have participated in women ' s sports dur- ing the year. Orchesis. modern dance group, Rifle Club, and the Bowling Club are all auxiliaries of the Women ' s Intra- murals. Officers for the year were Helen Howell, president; Rita Dargarzewski, vice president; Carolyn Chapman, secretary-treasurer. The sponsors were Miss Nass, Mrs. McLaren and Miss Schaake. BOWLING LEAGUE HE Bowling League meets every Monday night at the 40-Bowl. An annual dinner was held for all girl bowlers at the close of the bowling schedule. A plaque was awarded to the win- ning team. Pictured below is Corinne Houser, one of the league ' s lead- ing bowlers. ORCHESIS RCHESIS participated in weekly dance instruction and dance exhibitions at various local high schools. The club presented a traditional Indian dance during the Homecoming halftime cere- monies. The group also presented a Spring Dance Concert in March. Pictured above are Orchesis dancers Brandes, Kavan, Dinkle, Bamum and Weymiller. RIFLE CLUB J LL girls are eligible to belong to the Rifle Club. The girls fire on i t the range in the field-house every day. They also participated in inter-city meets with other teams and fired in state tournaments. M Sgt. John O. Young, Jr. and Miss Schaake are sponsors of the group. Left to right, Back row: Fokken, Lar- sen, Froehlich, Cameron, Dinkle, Jeter, Peterson. Front row: Miss Schaake, Morris, Barnum, Dargar- zewski. WOMEN ' S P. E. CLUB rHE Women ' s Physical Education Majors hold monthly meetings during the school year to promote interest in various types of sports in physical educa- tion work. The meetings include movies on new t ' pes of sports or games as well as speakers. President of the organization was Rita Dargarzewski. Other officers were Shirley Bamum, vice president; Joyce Morris, secretary-treasurer. Sponsor for the group is Miss Schaake. RETAILING CLUB rHE retailing program provides a close association between the commercial world and the student by providing for im- mediate affiliation with a store after gradua- tion. During the year, numerous executives from local business houses are invited to speak to the club at its meetings. Officers for the 1954-55 year were Myra French, president; Sam Anzalone, vice presi- dent; Donna Reynolds, secretary; and Fred Trader, treasurer. Left to right. Third Row: Acomo, Blank, Schultz, Sutton, Nordell, Shearron. Second Row: Tasich, Seem, Healy, Wygold, Green, Garner, Forbes. First Row: Peters, Herbes, Anzalone, French, Reynolds, Trader, Goodwin, Knott. 175 rHE responsibility of helping make the dra- matic productions a success at the University of Omaha is one of the most important tasks of University Players. The group ' s constitution states that it will aim to be, " first and foremost, " and to assist in all dramatic pro- ductions of the school. Students may earn mem- bership points by working on the various committees, as well as appearing on stage in the plays. Players also provide entertainment for civic and social organiza- tions in the city by present- ing readings and one-act plays. Officers were John Mitch- ell, president; Pat Kavan, vice president; Pat Norman, secretary; Jackie Pedersen, treasurer; Mary Little, his- torian. The advisor was Dr. Clark. Left to right, third row: McKeen, Erixon, Allen, Harrington, Palmquist, Lemmers, Reed, Horn, Henkel, May, Osborn, Emory, Whitaker. Second row: Kubat, Georgios, Thomas, Burns, Chapman, Martin, Meyers, Anderson, Kuta, Elliott, Ellsworth, Carlson, Dvorak. First row: Dr. Clark, Pedersen, Mitchell, Kavan. Left to right, third row: Schmidt, Cosford, Dworak, Felton, Barnum, Romberg. Second row:Morgan, John- son, Howell, Wells, Jeter, Roberts, Crozier, Kallonder, Weymiller, Dr. Gorman. First row: Pace, Miller, Rentschier, Anderson, Miss Bethel. um mm n i KPVh. Delta Pi, a new organization on campus, was installed January 20, 1953 at the V university. It is an international honorary education society for both men and women. Requirements for membership are that prospective members must be in the upper quintile of the junior or senior class. The main purpose of Kappa Delta Pi is to further education. Officers for the year were Joanne Rentschier, president; Beverly Pace, vice president; Joy Miller, secretary-treasurer, and Jane Anderson, historian. Miss Hollie Bethel was faculty advisor. 176 Left to right, third row: Pendley, Munson, Farquhar, Demorest, Dinges, Chesnut, Tetley, Miller, Toman, Stanley, Mether, Moe, Schroeder, Wakefield. Second row: Barber, Cameron, Herman-,on, Hefti, Larson, Epstein, Dvorak, Mills, Loehr, Elseffer, E. Dinkle, Placek, Carlson, Giles, Bell. First row: Nevins, Beran, Stitt, Shanahan, A. Dinkle, Sorenson, Dodds. mmn mmmm rHE Independent Student Association strives to provide recreational and political activities for un- affiliated students. The group has a membership of over 70 students. A highlight of the year was the winning of the Rowland Haynes Trophy for the best display at the ISA Regional Convention. The award was beeun by OU President Emeritus Dr. Rowland Haynes to give Independents an incentive to live up to tlie objectives of the national organization. Other activities included Halloween and Christmas parties. Officers for the year were Bob Shan- ahan, president; Faith Stitt, vice president; Carolyn Nevins, secretary; Jack Dodds, treasurer. 177 Mr. Richard Brewer Clifford Soubier Steve Schwid Bob Erickson PHI MU ALPHA Bruce Hirsch James Thompson Harry Thode Bill Ingle rHE Epsilon Omega Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia was installed on the campus in the spring of 1951. The national honorary and professional music fraternity headed many activities this year, including the annual Spring American Music program. The purpose of the organization is to advance the cause of music in America; to foster mutual welfare and brotherhood of students of music, and to encourage loyalty to the school. Officers for the year were Ted Romberg, president; Steve Schwid, vice president; Donald Bucknam, secretary-treasurer. Richard Brewer is the faculty sponsor of the organization. WARRIORS Left to right, Third row: Clouson, Rasgorshek, Crozier, Dudycha, Ames, Jacobson, Schwarzenback, Fulner, Harrington, Caja- cob. Second row: Vernon, Lincoln Schuiz, Coleman, Roger, Bennett, Plaster, McKenzie, Postlewait, Strang, Schmoller. First row: Kubat, Langhammer, Holsten, Githens, Walters, Lt. Thomas. f EEPING school spirit and interest in athletics is a big job, and one of the groups assuming the responsibiUty is the V Warriors. The men ' s pep organization sponsors football and basketball rallies. An annual award is made each year to the " basketball player of the year. " The trophy winner is chosen by University coaches. Ways to improve school spirit and interest as well as methods to bring better attendance at University athletic events were discussed at monthly meetings. The organization has been an active booster of school athletic events since its origination in 1948. Officers of the group were Darrell Githens, president; Bob Holsten, vice president; Fred Walters, secretary; Dick Langhammer, treasurer. HOME EC CLUB Left to right, Back row: Barton, Dreyer, Carter, Decker, Ellsworth, Glissmann, Wright, Chapman, Kelley. Front row: Olson, De Brulle, Vorel, Harrington, G. Martin, Doyle, Jones, Kallander, M. Martin, Lipori. rHE Home Economics Club provides vocational guidance and furthers professional knowledge about specific phases of home economics. A tea in the faculty club room opened the semester early in October. About 100 Home Ec. majors and minors attended. At Christmas time the club collected money to buy gifts for the Child Saving Institute. The monthly meetings of the organization feature guest speakers, besides their regular business meetings. Officers for the year were Jo Doyle, president; Betty Ellsworth, vice president; Jody White, secretary; Jean Harrington, treasurer. Sponsors for the group are Miss Margaret Killian, and Miss Sallie Garretson. 179 ARNOLD AIR SOCIETY Fourth year cadets . . . left to right, fourth row: Dworak, Sprick, Zimmerman, Shetzer, Shields, Vogt, Decker, Hill. Third row: Dinges, Sorensen, Shanahan, Overton, Horacek, Peters, Cockeriil, Cottrell. Second row: Oathout, McVicker, Healea, Rousek, DuBois, Richards, Wissert. First row: Almen, Mayne, Paziar, Brehm, Norene, Anza- lone. Third year cadets . . . left to right, third row: McGowan, Conser, Hatch, Griffith, Petrik, Graddy, Githens, Pratt. Second row: Thocker, Korisko, Bill Barnes, Guthals, Bob Barnes, Goffin, Skarda. First row: Schwid, Poast, Wil- liams, Radcliffe, Hopson, Kaus, Allen. I no DVANCED Air Force ROTC students com- l prise the membership of the Earl S. Hoag Squadron of the Arnold Air Society. The national fraternal organization strives to promote brother- hood among cadet military officers. The group has been active on campus for three years. Chefs for the AAS-Angels Steak Fry Mayne. Peters, Pazlar, NE of the highlights of the year ' s activities was the annual Military Bali held in May. The cadets honored Honorary Colonel, Miss Jackie Pedersen, and Cadet Colonel John Haury. The Claude Thornhill Orchestra played for the ball, one of the largest all-school dances of the year. The unit gained national recognition in the spring when Omaha University was named National AAS Headquarters at the Society ' s 1954 National Conclave. Cadets held their formal initiation ceremonies in October here in the Uni- versity auditorium. The group sponsors are Col. Allen Wood, Lt. Col. John E. Asp, Maj. John J. Burnett, and Capt. John W. Plantikow. 181 183 President Jim Erixon Secretary Jean Harrington STUDENT rHE Student Council of 1954-55 again super- vised the activities of school organizations and sponsored major campus activities. Duties began shortly after school started with the Freshman Mixer and Freshman Talent Show. The Student Council again directed activities for the University ' s Homecoming. Overall Home- coming chairman for the Council was Pat Cos- ford. Jim Erixon was in charge of the fall elec- tions. More duties of the Council included sponsor- ing the Sophomore Cotillion, the Junior Prom and Ma-ie Day. The Council elected Jim Erixon to serve as its Vice President Lew Radcliffe Treasurer Dick Vernon I JM COUNCIL president. Chosen vice president was Lew Rad- cliffe while Jean Harrington was elected secre- tary. Chosen treasurer for the Student Council was Dick Vernon. Senior representatives were Pat Cosford, Erixon, Donna Reynolds and Jerry Tannahill. Junior members were Gayle Anderson, Shirley Decker, Radchffe and Joe Hanna. Sophomores on the Council were Miss Hairington, Brad Pence, Vernon and Pat Vogel. Representing the Freshman class were Ron Claussen, Betti Cole- man, Kent Strang and Jeanne Vogt. Sponsors were Dean Jay B. MacGregor and Assistant Deans Mary Padou Young and Don Pflasterer. 185 - " it ' fTl-i ltfH 1b 1 Sir i ' ' ' ■ V 1 lb ' - ' ■ a Finalists line up for last minute inspection. TOMAHAWK B CONTEST rOMAHAWK Beauty Queen for 1955, Car- ole Kratky, was chosen Dec. 1 in the Uni- versity auditorium. Miss Kratky, a freshman, is a member of Chi Omega sorority. She won over 29 other coeds in the annual contest. Second place winner was Joyce Wright, also a freshman, and member of Chi Omega. Sopho- more Judy Samuelson, of Alpha Xi Delta so- rority, won third place. Runners-up were Joycelyn Reifschneider, a freshman, and Janet Johnson, a senior. Both are members of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Judges for the 1955 contest were Barbara Ann Louckes, Queen of Ak-Sar-Ben; Richard Ein- stein, sales promotion manager of Brandeis store; and Wilham Hutcheson of Hutcheson Art Studios. Contest chairman was Pat Kavan. Donna Rasgorshek, 1954 Beauty Queen, pre- sented Miss Kratky with roses. The winner receives congratulations. Joycelyn is runner-up. 187 190 191 DEAN$ TEA EANS of Students sponsored their annual Christmas tea JL Dec. 8 in the faculty clubroom. Nearly 200 guests attended the tea for officers and advisors of school organizations. Mrs. Don Pflasterer and Mrs. Jay B. MacGregor served at the tea. Special guests were President and Mrs. Milo Bail. The Deans of Students tea has been an annual event for ap- proximately ten years. Holiday decorations, a Christmas tree and winter greens, trimmed the clubroom. Lois missed the punch line. Wide awake CAE students Dr. Emery speaks to students. OFFEE hours, sponsored by the College of C Adult Education, were held the evenings of Dec. 8 and 9 in the University auditorium. Coffee, " on the house, " was served during the first 15 minutes of the half-hour class break. Entertainment was provided during the last 15 minutes. The longer class breaks were for the purpose of acquainting night students and faculty with one another. CAE Dean Donald Emery was in charge of the coffee hours. Standing room only Burp CAE COFFEE HOUR The Adult Education choir. CHRISTMAS f NIVERSITY madrigal singers presented the 1954 Christ- yv mas convocation Dec. 15. Musical selections consisted of 20 Christmas carols. The music was presented in chronological order. Each madrigal act- ed as narrator to tell the audience about the songs. The College of Adult Education Christmas convo Dec. 14 featured the Adult Education choir. It was the first performance of the year for the 25-member choir. The program was in con- junction with the CAE Dean ' s coffee hour. Dr. Richard Brewer, head of the vocal music department, directed the annual convocations. " Jingle bells " Dr. Brewer directs madrigal singers. 196 See It Now presents. . . Students register for day ' s activities. HIGH SCHOOL VER 400 high school journahsts attended the second annual Press Convention held at the University Feb. 17. The conference was sponsored jointly by the depart- ment of journalism at OU, the University Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity. Walter Steigleman, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Iowa, spoke to the students from District Eight of Nebraska and western Iowa high schools. OU journalism majors leading panel discussions were Paul Cherling, Chuck French, Patsy Halverson, Bob Hen- kel, Galen Lillethorup, Keith McMillan, Sue Moss, Jo Ol- sen and Ed Rath. PRESS DAY But I don ' t wont to go to your convention. " Try a toothpick, Ed. Highschoolers at av ards dinner 197 Santa Claus Engelhardt Just what Arnie wanted. The Dancing Darlings RE MAJORS yl EN ' S p. E. Majors sponsored a benefit toy dance Dec. 6 in i Vl ' the University auditorium. Admission to the dance was one usable toy which was donated to an Omaha orphanage at Christmas. The dance, open to all stu- dents, featured the music of the Kidd-Irwin combo. Entertainment included vocal solos by Pat Kavan and Rudy Rotella. Also on the program was a surprise kick line by the " June Taylor Dancers, " composed of members of the Men ' s P. E. Majors Club. TOY DANCE Liberoce and friends And in the far corner. Waltzers wax fancy during intermission. The paw that refreshes SOPHOMORE rWENTY sophomore couples waltzed in a swirl of winter whites and blues Dec. 15 at the annual Sophomore Cotillion at Peony Park. The waltzers, who performed at intermission, represented coeds from all four social sororities and the Independent Stu- dents Association and their escorts. Eddy Haddad and his orchestra played for the all-school semi-formal dance sponsored by the Sophomore class. COTILLION ' You wouldn ' t smile either, if your feet hurt. Mixed emotions The end. 199 OMAHA 95 CREIGHTON 86 FEBRUARY 24, 1955 marks the date of what may be J looked on as the greatest night in Omaha Universit) ' basketball history. For this was the night that Omaha, for the first time, defeated arch-rival Creighton Uni- versity in one of the most thrilling games ever played in the OU Fieldhouse. More than 4,000 fans watched as the Indians overcame a 41-47 deficit with a tremendous second half rallv to snap a 15 game jinx that began way back in 1946. The game was tied at 80-all with five minutes to go, but Bob Mackie ' s long shot, Don Hansen ' s break-away layup, and Fred Shinrock ' s ten straight free throws car- ried the Indians to victory. The win was the highlight of a successful season. It will long be remembered at Omaha U. Creighton. that the 1954-55 team was the first to beat Left to right: Morse, Mackie, Sklenar, Thompson, Molnack, Shinrock, Coach Yelkin, Meade, Schaetzle, Baker, Hansen, Petrik, Sal berg. BEST SEASON IN YEARS MAHA ' s athletic success continued through the basket- ry ball season, with the Indian cagers compiling a record of 15 victories and 10 losses. Two of the defeats came in a post-season playoff with Nebraska Wesleyan. The Omahans enjoyed an almost perfect season on the home court, winning 11 out of 12 contests on the Fieldhouse floor. The Pittsburg Kansas Teachers handed the Indians their only home loss, 65-59. The big win of the year was the 95-86 victory over Creighton, Omaha ' s first triumph over the Bluejays in his- tory. Other top wins at home were a 69-67 victory over Ne- braska Wesleyan, an 80-65 win over Rockhurst, and an 84-75 overtime defeat of Momingside College. The Indians also won six straight games against teams from the Nebraska College Conference before bowing to Wesleyan in the NAIA playoff. Highlight of the road season was a two-game trip to Michigan. Omaha defeated Assumption of Windsor, Ontario, 72-57 in the first contest, but dropped a 78-67 decision to Wayne University the following night. The loss to Wayne was Omaha ' s only defeat in its last 11 games during the regu- lar season. Bob Mackie and Fred Shinrock were the two seniors on the squad. Mackie, the team captain, capped his career by establishing a new individual scoring record of 395 points. In his four years of varsity ball, he scored 1,352 points for an average of better than 14 points per game. Shinrock, in four years, tallied 1,093 points, which averages about 11 points per game. Mackie and Shinrock teamed with Don Hansen, Howard Baker, and Stan Schaetzle to form the usual starting lineup. D(;an I ' liompson, Don Meade, Bob Sklenar, John Morse, and Bill Petrik also saw considerable action. SEASON RECORD ou 57 South Dakota 66 ou 65 Simpson 56 ou 63 Drake 82 ou 72 Wayne State 70 ou 87 Washburn 92 ou 51 Emporia State 62 ou 80 Wayne State 68 ou 69 Nebraska Wesleyan 67 ou 87 Doane 64 ou 85 Carlton College 69 ou 59 Creighton 61 ou 71 Colorado State 94 ou 92 Simpson 62 ou 59 Pittsburg (Kans.) 65 ou 80 Rockhurst 65 ou 73 Doane 61 ou 84 Morningside 75 ou 60 Peru State 53 ou 72 Assumption (Windsor) 57 ou 67 Wayne U. (Detroit) 78 ou 78 Emporia State 73 ou 95 Creighton 86 ou 86 Kansas City U. 15 wins, 8 losses 69 NAIA Playoff OU 74 Nebraska Wesleyan 85 OU 65 Nebraska Wesleyan 75 204 The difference between victory and defeat. Yelkin ' s smile reflects satisfaction as Indians roll to home victory. VARSITY SCORING G FG FT PTS Mackie 23 118 159-238 395 Schaetzle 23 109 1 17-203 335 Shinrock 23 101 66-109 268 Hansen 23 86 81-120 253 Baker 21 61 74-134 196 Meade 23 36 40- 96 112 Thompson 23 25 20- 38 70 Huber 10 7 15- 17 29 Morse 7 4 4- 8 12 Sklenar 9 4 3- 6 n Petri k 3 3 1- 3 7 Malnack 2 2 0- 0 4 205 WESLEYAN DROPS OMAHA IN PLAYOFF EBRASKA Wesleyan spoiled Omaha ' s hopes for a ( V berth in the NAIA Championship Tournament in Kansas City by downing the Indians in the first two games of a best-of-three game playoff. Omaha qualified for the playoff by winning all six of its games against Nebraska College Conference teams during the season. One was a 69-67 victory over Wesleyan in December. The Plainsmen, displaying a well-balanced scoring attack and some strong rebounding, rolled to an 85-74 conquest in Lincoln in the opening game on February 28. Wesleyan connected on 19 of 38 shots from the field in the first half to take a 45-28 lead. Omaha rallied in the last half but could not catch up. The next night, Wes- leyan turned back the Indians on their home court, 75-65, to earn the trip to the tournament. The teams were dead- locked at 36-all at halftime, but a Wesleyan rally in the late minutes spelled defeat for the Omahans. Bob Mackie hit 19 points in the first game, and Stan Schaetzle had 20 in the second tilt for Omaha ' s top performances in the playoff. Baker tips in two for Indians. We lose more basketballs that way. 206 M0MHBI iV4?V M f { V Back row: Kolb, Thompson, Bell, Nowicki, Pettit, Anderson, B. Graddy, Berg. Front row: Trumbauer, J. Graddy, Andrew, Korinek, Huber, Taylor, Cambron, Sirles. PAPOOSE RECORD ou 63 Wayne State 54 ou 68 Wayne State 65 ou 52 Nebr. Wesleyan 53 OU 68 Doane 54 ou 57 Luther 55 ou 84 Creighton 43 ou 66 Lincoln AFB 74 ou 73 Midland 44 ou 83 Y.M.C.A. 39 ou 70 Doane 52 ou 60 Peru State 51 ou 74 Offutt AFB 60 ou 70 Creighton 47 ou 94 Offutt 63 12 wins, 2 losses PAPOOSES WIN ALL BUT TWO rHE Omaha reserves also had a good year. Coach Ralph Pettit ' s Papooses won twelve games and lost only to the Nebraska Wesleyan reserves and to the Lin- coln Air Force Base team. The Indians opened their sea- son with consecutive victories over the Wayne State scrubs. OU won 63-54 in the first game and then downed the Tiger Reserves 68-65 in a return game at Wayne. Back home, the Wesleyan scrubs edged the Indians 53-52 for their first loss. The Omahans defeated Doane, Luther College, and the Creighton reserves in succession before falling to the powerful Lincoln Air Base squad, 74-66. This was their final loss as they won their last seven games in good fashion. They downed Midland 73-44, beat a Y.M.C.A. team 83-39, tripped Doane again 70-52, and edged the Peru reserves 60-51. Winding up the year, the Indians overpowered Offutt Air Base 74-60, ran over the Creigh- ton B team 70-47, and ran up their highest score of the year in beating Offutt in a return game 94-63. TOP SCORERS FG FT PTS Sirles 56 35-58 147 Sklenar 37 50-66 124 Huber 40 17-27 97 Malone 34 18-31 86 Anderson 28 27-45 83 Nowicki 28 1 1-28 67 Petrik 27 4- 9 58 Thompson 23 11-15 57 Andrew 16 2- 7 34 Malnack 13 4-11 30 Bell 11 6- 8 28 Korinek 7 14-24 28 Ralph Pettit. . .Papoose Coach. Scoring on the Papoose team was divided among twenty-one players. Playmaker Don Sirles was the leader with 147 points, and Bob Sklenar followed with 124. Sklenar topped the squad in free throws, hitting on 50 of 66 attempts. Two second semester additions helped the reserves win their last seven games. Mark Thompson and Dave Bell were the newcomers, and scored 57 and 28 points respectively. Sklenar, Bill Petrik, and Wayne Malnack saw limited action with the varsity. 210 INTRAMURALS T took a post-season playoff to determine the Intramural basketball championship. Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon ended in a tie for first, each with a 6-1 record. The Pi Kaps won the playoff 35-31 to win the title . Their only loss in regulation play came at the hands of the ROTC, who finished in a third place tie with Theta Chi. Pi KA also won the Inter-fraternity title, winning four straight games and losing none. Sig Ep was run- ner-up, with three wins in four games. Theta Chi finished third. Phi Beta Chi was fourth, and Lambda Chi, winless in four starts, occupied the cellar. STANDINGS: W L Pi K A 6 1 Sig Ep 6 1 ROTC 5 2 Theta Chi 5 2 ISA 3 4 Phi Beta Chi 2 5 Pawnees 1 6 Lambda Chi 0 7 INTER-FRATERNITY Pi K A 4 0 Sig Ep 3 1 Theta Chi 2 2 Phi Beta Chi 1 3 Lambda Chi 0 4 Basketball champs: Left to right: Blocker, Decker, Steck, Thomsen, Langevin, Eckstrom, Simon. (Not pictured: Kyle Petit.) Mid-afternoon relaxation in tfie shack. rHE Independents were far ahead of the pack as the Intramural bowHng season went into its last month of action. They had a record of thirty victories and nine losses, while second place Sioux stood at 26 wins and 13 defeats. ISA, always a power on the alleys, took a lead in the opening weeks and had maintained it ever since. In the Inter-fratemity competition, Lambda Chi and Phi Beta Chi were tied for the lead with 11 wins and 7 losses each. Sigma Phi Epsilon was third with a 10-11 record. Pi Kappa Alpha followed with a 7-11 mark, and Theta Chi was in the cellar with six wins and nine losses. Don Munson of Theta Chi and Dana Tucker of Sig- ma Phi Epsilon carded the top scores of the year. Mun- son rolled the individual high game score of 255 and Tucker was next with a 226. Tucker turned in the best individual series score of 619 and Munson followed with a 607. Theta Chi had the best team game and team series scores. They combined for the game total of 725, and went on to compile a series record of 1,976. Jim Soren- sen, of ISA, took over the secretary post for the year. Don Munson. . .rolled high game of 255. Dana Tucker. . .carded high series score of 619. Jim Sorensen. . .new bowling secretary EVERAL ambitious organizations decided that bas- O ketball and bowling were not enough to keep them busy during the winter months. So, they turned to ice hockey, and rented the Ak-Sar-Ben Cohseum on week- day evenings for a place to play. Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha, Theta Chi, and Lambda Chi Alpha each entered a team. Results of the games had no bearing on the Sweep- stakes Trophy standings. Ice hockey is not recognized as one of the annual Intramural sports, so the games were merely played for fun. The Sig Eps had the better of it all year. They won three and tied one in four outings. They downed Theta Chi 14-2, beat Lambda Chi 14-3, were held to a 5-5 tie by Pi KA, and then doubled the score on the Pi Kaps in a return game 10-5. Pi KA, in addition to its two games with Sig Ep, de- feated Lambda Chi 9-4, and lost to Theta Chi 7-4. Theta Chi lost to Lambda Chi, besides losing to Sig Ep a nd beating Pi KA. The interest shown in ice hockey this year may result in its being added to the regular roster of sports in the program next year. Face off Goalie John Haury of Sig Ep blocks shot by Bob Fead of Pi KA. 214 OUWI. . . BUSY ALL YEAR 1 iEMBERS of the OUWI, sponsored by Mrs. Mar- ri-jorie McLaren and Mary Lou Neibling, are kept busy the year around with a complete schedule of ac- tivities. They have individual and team competition, de- pending on the sport. Sue Moss captured the tennis singles crown, defeat- ing Jo Ann Bevelheimer in the finals. She teamed with Kay Talty to win the doubles crown, beating Mary Ann Leo and Suzie Bengston in the championship match. Bengston gained some solace by winning the golf title from Rita Dargaczewski. Jo Ann Bevelh eimer and Sue Bengston ruled the badminton tourney. Bevelheimer captured the singles division, and teamed with Bengston to defeat Beverly Peterson and Sue Moss in the doubles bracket. The Un- affiliated team won the volleyball crown. OUWI ' s most heart-warming deed of the school year was the Christmas Party they held for the Creche Children ' s Home on December 14th. Carolyn Chapman arranged the party. Election of new officers was held during winter. Shirley Barnum is the new president and Sue Moss is publicity chairman. Other offices will not be filled until late this spring. OUWI Christmas Party for the Creche Children ' s Home. Man! Is she . . . strong! Some people do the craziest things. 215 T A W K A HE 1955 rOMAHAWK Editor-in-Chief Paul Cherling began plans for the ' 55 yearbook shortly after the announcement of his appointment in March of 1954. This book was completed at 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 1955, the final deadhne. Sandy Lipari, copy editor, encircled the " 30 " on the last copy while Photo Editor Bill Kratville printed the remaining shots in the darkroom minutes before the book was " put to bed. " Earlier, Dave Langevin finished the sports section and Art Editor Joan Willey drew her final contribution. Other editors, Sharon Erdkamp, seniors; Donna Rasgorshek, organizations: Tom Romberg, Greeks; and Judy Samuelson, faculty, sent their sections with the January deadline. Paul Cherling Editor-in-Chief 1 Joan Willey Art Editor Tom Romberg Greek Editor Judy Somuelson Faculty Editor And ten minutes later the bottle was empty. Photographer Dwoskin and buddies. Editor Bill Beindorff Quiet, Kragh. THE GATEWAY DITOR-IN-CHIEF Bill Beindorff headed the fall O Gateway staff. Jo Olsen was managing editor and Betty Ellsworth handled the duties of news editor. Fea- ture Editor Bob Kragh, Society Editor Patsy Halverson and Sports Editor Ed Rath took over page duties. Lou Sobczyk was photo editor. Second semester Gateway editor was Jo Olsen and Betty Ellsworth was managing editor. Bob Kragh and Marcia Miller were co-news editors while page editors were Patsy Halverson, feature; Judy Samuelson, society, and Bob Henkel, sports. Photo editor was Paul Conrad. Old Baldy copying a story. When shall we three meet again? " No, that ' s libelous. " 222 No, it ' s spelled B-a-i-l, not B-c-i-e. " Everybody ' s happy. 223 Cherling, Gorr, Langevin, McGranahan, Ellis, French, Olson EAD of the Department of Jour- yTnalism Clifford Ellis was chair- man of the Board of Student Publica- tions. Those on the board included six faculty members and five student repre- sentatives. Ellis, Robert McGranahan, Charles Hoff, Ernie Gorr, Alfred Sugarman and Garland Wollard represented the faculty. Students Betty Ellsworth and Dave Langevin were elected to the board in spring elections. Appointed because of their positions were Paul Cherling, Tom- ahawk editor; Chuck French, business manager; Bill Beindorff and Jo Olsen, Gateway editors. BOARD OF STUDENT PUBLICATIONS j USINESS manager of the Toma- 7 hawk. Gateway and Student Di- rectory was Chuck French. The adver- tising staff included Jed Harris, George Johnston and Russell Phelps. French directed the advertising for the three publications. Jerry Fricke was circulation manager. Advertising Manager George Johnston Business Manager Chuck French BUSINESS STAFF 224 PREXl f RESIDENTS of all campus organizations and Stu- f dent Council members met periodically at informal coffee hours called Prexy Parties. Current school topics such as University elections, Homecoming and Ma-ie Day activities, and student lounge and libraiy problems were discussed by the campus officers. Universitv Deans Mrs. Mary P. Young, Jay B. Mac- Gregor and Don Pflasterer sponsored the " parties. " Stu- dent Council members were hosts. PARTY Simon, contemplating a cup of coffee. The presidents talk it over. All those in favor of electing Betty Ellsworth please raise their left hands. Who ' s a slouch? 225 Greenwald and Queeg i PLAY within a play, " Joan of Lorraine, " by Maxwell Anderson T was presented by University Players Feb. 11 and 12. The setting was the stage of a theatre with the cast rehearsing a drama about Joan of Arc. Each actor had two names, one was the actor ' s name and the other was the character ' s name in " Joan. " Leads were handled by Susan Bivin in the title role of Joan and Don Blocker as the director. Miss Bivin and Blocker also played the parts of Mary Gray and the Inquisitor, respectively. The supporting cast included Dave Drittler, Jim DuBois, Warren Hopson, Pat Lemmers, Dick May and Hugh Allen. Other members were Becky Chartier, Betty Ellsworth, Jackie Pedersen, Pat Norman, Jerry Emery, Tom Finley and Jeiry Larson. Completing the cast were Don McKeen, Bob Morris, Jack Moskovitz, Ed Oathout, Brad Pence, Houghton Reed and Douglas Postlewait. ' And please send me a light weight hat, " 229 Relaxing in scholarly fashion. Just the grocery list. 231 Joan Aleck 2 Angelo Amato 2 Jane Andersen 2, 1 Gayle Anderson 2, 1 Lenita Anderson 2 Mary Louise Anderson 2, 1 Sam Anzalone T Mary Arentson 2 Beverly Beach 1 Jean Bednar 2 Donna Behrens T Ralph Bellar 1 Richard Bennett 2 Susan Bivin 2 H. Martin Blacker 2 Murray Blank T Ernest Blease 1 Derelle Blumer 2 Judy Bondurant 1 Eva Boyer 1 Jeralyn Brecher 2 Eileen Brown 2 Joseph Brown 1 Darlene Buckingham 1 Donald Bucknam 1 Harold Buesing 1 Nancy Burdick 1 William Butler 1 Elsie Campbell 2 Gary Campbell T Gerald Campbell 2 Marilyn Chandler 1 Carolyn Chapman 2,1 Rebecca Chartier 1 Paul Cherling 2 Fannie Ciculla 2 Margaretha Claeson 2 James W. Clark 2, 1 Janet Cochran 2, 1 Sister M. Madeleva Comiskey 1 Sylvia Conover 2 Marjorie Cook 2 Audrey Coons 2 Diane Cooper 2 Patricia Cosford 1 Willis Cramer 1 Marilyn Crandall 1 Chris Crowder 2 Merrle Crozier 2 Harry Curtis 1 Eileen Dalby 1 Barbara Deloria 1 Allen Demorest 1 William Donnelly 2 Jo Ann Doyle 1 Charles Dresher 1 Robert Driscoll 2 James Du Bois 2 Jean Du Bois 2 William Duffack 2 Gloria Dunaway 2 Roger Dunbier 2, 1 Phyllis Dworak 1 Dean Dyvig 2 Beryl Eagleson 1 Richard Edgerton 2 Dorothy Ehlers 2 Lloyd Ellerbeck 2, 1 Patricia Ellis 2 Betty Ellsworth 2 Jane Engelhardt 2 Daniel Englander 2 Eleanor Engle 2, 1 Joyce Erdkamp 2 Sharon Erdkamp 2, 1 Mary Erion 2 Suzanne Estrada 1 Suzette Estrada 1 Ralph Ewert 2, 1 William Feddersen 2 Meyer Feldman 2 James Fowler 2 Don Fenster 2 Janet Fjerstad 2 Kenneth Ford 2, 1 James Fowler 2 Letitia Frazeur 2 Charles French 2 Myra French 1 Eugene Frese 2, 1 Gayle Fried 2 Dorothy Friedman 2 Betty Gall 2 Mary Gallup 2 Irene Gamble 2 Jacqueline Gaskill 1 Jane Gates 2 Dale Geise 2 Jerry Gember 2 George Georgeff 2 Joan Gerry 1 Myra Giles 1 Owen Giles 2 Shirley Gimple 1 C. James Godkin 1 Henry Graalfs 2 Rose Greene 1 Marvin Greenwood 1 Larry Gregory 2 C. Louise Gruber 2 Harry Golding 2 Robert Guide 2 Helen Gulstad 2 Edward Hagedorn 1 Lyie Haines 2, 1 Mary Hallgren 1 Patsy Halverson 2, 1 Janet Hanson 1 Robert Harling 1 Beverly Harrison 1 John Haury 2, 1 Joan Haven 2 Roy Heath 1 Robert Henkel 1 Robert Henkens 1 Claus Heyden 2 Avice Hill 2 James Hill 2 Nancy Hodgen 1 Edwina Hokanson 2 Marvin Holt 1 Frederic Homan 2 Corinne Houser 2 Helen Howell 2, 1 Merrill Hoyt 1 Janet Hunnell 2 Patrick Hyland 2 David Jeffres 2 Edwin Jenks 1 Julia Jensen 1 William Jensen 1 John Jeter 2 Mary Jane Jeter 2, 1 Harry Johnson 1 Kenneth P. Johnson 1 Marilyn Johnson 1 Rae Johnson 2 Shirley M. Johnson 2, 1 Helen Elaine Jones 2 Marilyn I. 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Larson 1 Mary Jo Lasell 1 Galen Lillethorup 1 Sandy Lipari 2 Ruth Longville 2 Joseph Lovci 1 Jo Ann Manger 1 Betty Marley 2, 1 Robert Marshall 1 Donna Martens 2 Mardee Martin 2, 1 Norma McAuliffe 1 James McCart 2 William McMahon 1 Richard McMillan 1 Raymond Means 2 Orville Menard 2, 1 Eula Menzies 1 Paul Michael 2 Steve Mickna 2 Donna Miller 2 Jean Miller 2, 1 Marcia Miller 2 Raymond Miller 2 Ramona Mitchell 1 Peggy Moneymaker 2 William Moore 2 Elaine Morgan 2 Jacqueline Morgan 1 Lewis Morgan 2 Marcia Morris 1 Suzanne Moss 1 Charles Murnan 2 Marilyn Myers 2 Jean Myklebust 2, 1 Diana Mynster 2 Sam Nanfito 1 Larry Nell 2, 1 Annette Nelson 1 Carlton Nelson 2 Carolyn Nevins 2, 1 Virginia Niederlucke 2, 1 Janis Nielsen 2 Lorna Nierste 1 Joan Olsen 2, 1 Joyce Olson 1 Beverly Pace 2, 1 William L. 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Almen Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration Jane Ellen Andersen Bachelor of Science In Education " Whadda ya mean, ' Sam who ' ? " Sam L. Anzalone Bachelor of Science in Retailing Richard E. Back Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting Mary Louise Anderson Bachelor of Science in Education Richard D. Andresen Bachelor of Arts, Major in Business Administration 235 William Gordon Beran Bachelor of Arts, Major in Physics Richard John Bauer Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Donald L. Beatty Bachelor of Science in Business Administration William G. Beindorff Bachelor of Science in Journalism Pulitzer and prize Sandor Lee Bernstein Bachelor of Fine Arts Susan Jeonette Bivin Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Barbara M. Bowen Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Secretarial Training 236 I Lawrence Robert Brehm Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Business Administration and Sociology DarleneJ. Buckingham Bachelor of Science in Education Donald Bucknam Bachelor of Fine Arts 237 J. Paul Cherling Bachelor of Science in Journalism O ' Dean Chastain Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Biology and Natural Science Jean Ellen Christoff Bachelor of Science in Nursing Virginia Lee Cline Bachelor of Science in Education See no evil. Frank Comine 1 Bachelor of Science in Biology I 238 Peggy Maurine Cooke Bachelor of Fine Arts Patricia L. Cosford Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Major in Physical Education John Lloyd Cottrell Bachelor of Science in Business Administration And he ' s adorable in a sunsuit. John Franklin Courtright Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Psychology and Sociology Darrell Duane Cox Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration Christopher R. Crowder Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology Sam J. D ' Agosta Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 239 Rita J. Dargaczewski Bachelor of Science in Education G. Richard Danielson Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration Barbara Dell Davis Bachelor of Science in Education But where ' s the genius? Gilbert W. Davis Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Melvin Sheldon Decker Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Franklin Louis Dinges Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics Annine Dinkel Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Major in Physical Education 9A( Jo Ann Doyle Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Terrence G. Doyle Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Jean Madden DuBois Bachelor of Science in Education ' Naw, I like horses better. ' James DuBois Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Gloria Dunaway Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Roger A. Dunbier Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Economics and History Phyllis Ann Dworak Bachelor of Science in Education 241 Dean W. Dyvlg Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Elvera Eckdahl Bachelor of Science In Education Sharon E. Erdkamp Bachelor cf Arts, Majors in Government and Economics Who ' s the boss here? Robert L. Erickson Bachelor of Arts, Major in Speech James R. Erixon Bachelor of Arts, Major in Speech Robert Eugene Ernst Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government Iris Crockett Faulkner Bachelor of Science in Education 242 Donald Herman Galemba Eugene Thonnas Gray Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration 243 Marvin Greenwood Bachelor of Science in Education Robert A. Marling Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Beverly Redfield Harrison Bachelor of Science in Education John Richard Haury Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Fred Edmond Healea, Jr Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration Patricia Hefti Bachelor of Science in Journalism Marilyn Higdon Bachelor of Science in Education 2H James Renwich Hill Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Donald Anton Holm Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Godfrey J. Horocek Baclnelor of Arts, Majors in Economics and Business Administration Miss Fix-it Helen Jane Howell Bachelor of Science in Education Shirley Marie Johnson Bachelor of Science in Education 245 Thelma G. Keenan Bachelor of Science in Education Mary Ellen Kallander Bachelor of Science in Education Joy Miller Keerans Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Best dressed janitor in town. Jerry Joan Kelley Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and Dietetics Fred Kolm Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Arnold M. Kriegler Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration Grafton R. Laughlin Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration 246 Cora Dale Lock I ear Bachelor of Science in Business Administration James Lohr Bachelor of Arts, Majors in History and Government Joseph Mandolfo Bachelor of General Education The condemned man ate a hearty meal. Sam Marasco Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Robert B. Marshall Bachelor of Science in Business Administration William Daniel McCloud Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Richard Donald McKee Bachelor of Science In Business Administration, Major in General Business 247 Richard McLellan Bachelor ot Arts, Major in English William L. McMahon Bachelor of Arts, Major in Science William James McVicker Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Real Estate ' I ' d druther have Druthers. " Arthur P. Meincke Bachelor of General Education Orville Menard Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government David W. Meyer Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Mary Betty Moberg Bachelor of Science in Primary Education 218 Paul F. Motzkus Sam Nanfito, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Jerry Milton Norene Bachelor of Fine Arts Charles E. 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Swanson, Jr. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration James Leroy Sweetman Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in Industrial Arts 256 Wayne Jerrold Tannahill Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration Tony Tasich Bachelor of Science in Retailing Neal Thomsen Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, AAaior in Marketing Colonel, you forgot your drums. Bernard Leroy Tidwal Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Real Estate Fred Trader Bachelor of Science in Retailing James H. Tscharner Bachelor of Science in Engineering— Business Administration John Alan Vana Bachelor of Fine Arts 257 Allan Vierling Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Elizabeth V. Vukelic Bachelor of Science in Education Wayne Foster Wagner Bachelor of Science in Education JANUARY GRADUATES NOT PICTURED Mike Watanabe Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Idah C. Anderson William Boyer, Jr. John J. Burnett, Jr. Robert H. Christie Bruce G. Crabbe Eugene J. Crahen Robert W. DrimI Robert Driscoll John W. Foster Edward J. Gallup Mary Lou Gallup Raymond H. Gaver Salina O. Gilreath Edwin Gorelick Irvin R. Graff Kenneth E. Holmes Ira J. Judy James P. Keenan Charles F. Kern William R. Linsley Jack V. Miller Jean M. Myklebust Jack Noodell Edward J. Pokropus Herbert J. Rapley James A. Ratekin Jay B. Smiley Dorothy E. Spence Robert A. Stratbucker Kenneth L. Temple Lewis W. Thomson Rodney G. Toews Myrtle A. Towne Donald J. Trovato Lillian M. Wagner Ralph M. Wanderer, Jr. Jack Walter Waterman Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Major in Business Administration Joyce V. Weaver Bachelor of Science In Nursing Sol Weinberg Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Economics and Business Administration 2.58 Robert C. Weldon Bachelor of Arts, Major in General Science Theodore N. 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