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Wigwam 1954 Charles mahon - editor-in-chief richmond professional institute of the college of Wil liam and mary Virginia polytechnic institute cooperating richmond, Virginia A bT t 4 ■ ' 1 ♦• •♦• wi mieHT 6 mi i It mion 4 mHOMORt zi mmen 30 BHIOR 33 BHionkmm 40 man 60 MTII m 72 ■(•♦♦t CWBf too fiiOS 140 f- ' mtmmti t i i t t t t wfiaf is a student? THE RPI STUDENT is a curious mixture of the practical, Imaginative and Intangible. He is creative, yet responsible to the discipline of the creative mind. He willingly subscribes to the philosophy of professional education and comes away as much the mold as the product. He holds a generous concern for those around him, and is as eager In learning to live as he Is in learning to earn. Unsteeped In the conven- tions of college traditions he Is sometimes in- dicted as spiritless by the hasty impressionist who fails to catch the quiet enthusiasm of a new spirit. He shuns social formality, prefer- ring Instead his own brand of casual but sin- cere friendliness. He Is unsophisticated enough to be easily reached by new Ideas, but as an individual his cadence of life Is as apt to be Grieg as Garner. His classroom at- titude Is one of restless contentment, with a good measure of respectful Informality for his instructors. " Thoughtful appMcation. ' (top) for entrance exam ' spirit lends a festive air t( New studei . The enthusi the Septembe crowd into Ad 100 (bottom) of a new A mixture of the practical . , . and intangible gathers on the Ad Building " lawn " for everything from pe rallies to politicking. Faced with the universal Indecisions of life after death and life after college, he nneets both with thoughtful resolution, and all the while keeps their pro- portions well within humorous bounds. Financial seuccess may intrigue him, but to many it is usually mentioned in the same vein with bridge, chess, and dirty-eight, and consciously or otherwise he places less value on the material than his elders seem to think. He is difficult to describe and almost impossi- ble to define, for while there are rules governing his academic pursuits, there are none controlling his standards of individuality. In short, he refuses to be typed. And yet it is this spirit of Indlvldualsm that sets each student apart at RPI. And it is this same spirit that provides the common denominator neces- sary to his definition and description. Here is the basis for the agreement of his many natures. Here is that mixture of the practical. Imaginative and Intangible, flavored with a touch of the cosmopolitan. Here is that student whose interest may be captured, but whose ambition may not be contained. . t t t t t J •. .r.t, f. T. f ' f • • ■ • « mm . 1 A harmony of purpose characterized by an RPI orchestra rehearsal. RECIPE FOR A STUDENT: Into a classroom with thirty chairs and a couple of blackboards, add thirty unseasoned minds, then with one good instructor, slowly stir in a cupful of ideas. The results: Probably not discernible immediately, or even in a year, or two, or twenty, but an undeniable change has been effected. Perhaps part of that change will be a harmony of purpose, drawn from the tones of individual endeavor. That harmony is an evident characteristic of the RPI student with his appreciation for imagi- native activity. That harmony manifests itself in the way he organ- izes these thoughts and ideas into manageable realities, and in his attitude toward an education where each subject Is more than just a class and more than just three credits necessary for a degree. Rather, each is a new experience designed to nudge his intellect a little farther along the path of knowledge. An Art class follows its inspiration to Monroe Park Of course, that path winds through many strange places, and In the warmth of a spring afternoon when Inspiration becomes stifled within the con- fines of four walls, it se ems to naturally lead In the direction of Monroe Park. Here the elm tree, spreading like the chestnut of the village smithy, becomes a canopy under whose boughs are fash- ioned concepts In tempera and pastel. This is all part of the Informal outlook decreeing that the only coercion necessary for achievement is an Imagina- tion responsible to a well-disciplined conscience. " Manageable realities? " Faculty adviser, Mrs. Jane Vogeley counsels a student in her academic program. " The realm of actual experience! " A practice teacher can learn too. But that imagination requires a solid practical back- ing before It is ready to become a well-developed faculty of the professional Individual. Frequently the pursuit of this backing takes the student out of his lecture room and into the realm of actual ex- perience, where he comes face to face with situa- tions he will meet after college. Drama students gain professional poise in the " Black Hills Passion Play. " This practical work furnishes not only a keen Insight on the subject at hand, but also yields much In the way of personal revelation. For as he applies what he has learned In the classroom he also comes to evaluate his own capabilities and define some of his human nature. It is also through this contact with the practical that he gains a humble confidence In the ability nurtured through training, and adds to that already established sense of professional direction, a professional poise. T n r ■ ■ • ' " » ,v - . " ' V- i : ;« -S ,«t ' 0- " Woven around the are threads . . . " The imagination of true creativeness blended with a firm grounding in the practical aspects of a profession provide but half the sum of education. Only the finished fabric is visible, for woven around the warp are threads of a much more complex and less easily defined nature. This is the intangible; a subtle agent which plays such a vital role in the materializa- tion of dreams and the development of ideas. of a much more i nplex .ily defined natu It Is composed of all the " little things, " and a few big things too, that the RPI student puts his hand to or comes in con- tact with during his education- al lifetime. As strange as these " things " appear, and as un- related as they seem to the fundamentals of college life, they are, nevertheless, impor- tant elements in conditioning of spirit and development of the brighter side of human- kindness. iJ JSJ:J J 10 t ♦•••••«.••• These elements manifest themselves in many ways; they are the " concerts " in the dorm which inevitably follow big dances and parties, or the open houses at Halloween when the cider and guitar music flow with equal sweetness and abundance; or the maturing person who shows enough concern for others to give up an evening to play Santa Claus for the kids at an orphanage. Even more, these intangibles are re- flected in an environment that is distinct- ly cosmopolitan and stimulating. It is most certainly reflected in a campus where an alley is never an alley but always a " mews, " where the traditional greenery of college !awns is substituted by hybrid concrete and paving stone. It is an en- vironment whose whole personality is changed with a cloudy sky or falling rain, and also one whose rooftops and sign- posts enhance the intimate nature of its character. 11 " An environment with personality . . . Nvhose intimate nature is enhanced . " . . . and an alley is always a mews " - ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ » • J Classes ♦ ♦ t f ♦ t 4 4 ' •■ ' • 9 • •■ • ♦ J Comes the time in one ' s acadennic career when life becomes a happy blend of dances, parties, elections, and yes, even classes. It is that time when the haze surrounding most mental activity of an earlier period begins to burn off, and the sunlight of purpose emerges to light the path ' s final two lengths. A step removed from the more mundane matter of job hunting and other graduation worries, the Junior discovers there Is virtu ally no line between the enjoyment of school life and his own contributions toward the betterment of that life. His year Is characterized by the speed with which it passes. His attitude is notable for Its poise. And his ambitions mark him as a member of the junior class junior class junior class un or class junior class junior class junior class junior class junior class 14 ♦ .♦♦,.♦•••.♦ ' • AN ATTITUDE OF POISE AND AMBITION, left to right: Laura Fanning, lee Wehr, Meredith Moon, Bob Sanderson, Jim McCoart. lee wehr bob Sanderson laura fanning president vice-president secretary meredith moon treasurer jim mccoart sga representative 15 rose abbott Cornelia batten betty brown elizabeth ann adams clifton b. belcher jean brown elizabeth barksdale anna jane brown randolph cheatham margery baker mary breeden barbara anne chalkley jane alexander dorothy m. blanks elizabeth bruin wong lam ark florence boyd hetty jane butcher 16 - ■v ' •• - Janet clausen Hepburn eubank nina jean hall gloria dean dark Connie duncan gloria r. hall leon h. Christopher shirley ann dreyer sally jean gresham beverly cralle John n. farish helen irene harrod Ursula jane davis margaret e. fowler grover c. hopkins Carolyn dobbins frank I. greene edwin hughes % 4 0-0-0 - }f bettisue hunt mary m. jarrett ann lindsey laura lee hunt phyliis lee jones charlesana logan joan hyman norman katzenberg mary anne love anne jarrell neil lewis e. Jacqueline lucas barbara jane innes daisy m. leedy h. Joseph lowenthal, jr. edward o. inabinet, jr. robert edwin lee barbara louise lovegrove -4 18 .♦„■♦•.♦•,•■.• ••• -% % ' % ' ralph magee mary Catherine nemir Julian h. often irwin m. miller alice c. newman ambrose d. parker jim mccoart el lane nadel June omohundro meredith w. moon Catherine newman andrew lee pauley mary e. luke grace mullinix william o ' connel taimadge moose lois nickell matthew o. pickeral 1 iitl I f ' .-. .■■ K. if, , . ' « it ■« pat j. riley Helen simmons donna warren doyle w. robinson charles anna skeen John weigel judy lee rutenberg addison slaughter, jr. yvonne wentz rosemarle sestito bernlce steinke James t. wilson, jr. Sandra shumate anne troxler lisa kibbler robert g. Sanderson eugene south frances white 20 ♦ ♦.♦♦. The Greeks had a word for them. Freely translated It meant " wise fools. " But In today ' s collegiate vocabulary the Sophomores may be wise but sel- dom foolish. Rather they are somewhat serlous-mlnded individuals whose love of fun and desire for friendship best shows itself over numerous coffee cups In dim corners of the Slop Shop or cafeteria. Chances are the conver- sation at these Impromptu conferences turns toward plans for the Informal dance after class meeting or a knotty problem In campus politics, and all thoughts of the classroom are usually remote. But whatever the occasion, wherever the gath ering, the spirit Is light, lively and Interested, for this is the sophomore clan sophomore class sophomore class sophomore class sophomore class sophomore class sophomore class sophomore class 22 ■ % !!♦ ' ' ♦■ MEASURING THEIR ACTIVITIES IN COFFEE CUPS ARE THE SOPHOMORE OFFICERS. Left to right: Shirley May, Lauren Tompkins, Jim Thumma, Jill Meske, Millie Rosenberg. Jill meske president jim thumma vice-president millie rosenberg secretary lauren tompkins treasurer shirley may sga representative 23 ii!lSB!«i»H!iw-fi frank t. akers leonora beneduce cathryn cheek miriam cornejo tL r ' ichard beaty sonia cartner margaret ellen cole sue egerton jo ann allison david wayne blanchard kathleen christian nancy crowe betty m. beasley zoe a. calvert William b. clopton georgia davis ben I. baines, jr. Julia blanchard milton s. christy edgar a. culverhouse 24 roger I. elgin beth goldberg ora dail hardy gertrude heilig Wesley j. gibson alice groves georgina anne heilig barbara jarrett John rogers fleming charleen m. gordon Catherine harper carol hill joe anne frier carol greiner barbara harvey Janet bell james John t. frawner, jr. evelyn jean grabel j. c. harrington, jr. Charles b. howard - 25 .- f « t ♦ alfred i. jones, jr. ruth c. lawrence edwin markoff jill meske Jeanne lantermann robert long shirley may mona mitchell ruth jones betty jean leftwich William lee marshall gerald g. messe renee lampros marian h. lippel william e. matheny anne minor Vincent a. keesee katherine liles william n. martin jo anne miller 26 ' ♦■.♦ .♦ ,.♦ thomas monahan harry e. palmer barbara m. priddy pauline robinson gwendolyn lee oberg shirley perkins ruth bryan robertson thomas I. samuel sally moore ronald parsons marilyn reed millie rosenberg jean g. nelson diane percy barbara robblns John w. ryan marilyn j. nathanson mildred partridge dorothy w. roane Susan m. rowe 27 V t t t t $ ♦i ■•?■ !%■. « ' « ■•« •« macfarland shackelford carol sue terrell andrew wainwright, jr. dyan e. wilson margaret swingle morris w. vaughan joan Williams charles young s. mitchell solberg James m. thumma jean e. ward Christine wise margie staples cyni ' hia touchstone Herman west clarence worrell, jr. cynthia z. sprake loren a. tompkins Wellington ward, jr. Helen marie wood 28 ♦ j. .:.■ ; L ' . Sometime in early October the Ad Building steps suddenly become clean enough to eat from and across RPI ' s concrete campus, chalked outlines of footsteps tell In a language all their own of the tortures of Rat Week. It is doubtful that any Freshman has ever taken inspiration from pushing a wet toothbrush over an expanse of sidewalk, and few who mount the mailbox to sing a chorus of " Dixie " ever get to Carnegie fHall, but there is no denying the zeal with which they enter into the fun. Perhaps this hand that traces footprints on the walkways is the same one that sketches the hope of to- morrow. Perhaps it is here during this initiation that that legendary first- year spirit is born. And it may just be that the dreams and ambitions carried over the threshold of a college career are big parts of the promise of the freshman class freshman class freshman class freshman class freshman class freshman class freshman class freshman class freshman class 30 -♦♦,.•••,•♦.•. ' . , . ,♦• OVER THE THRESHOLD-DREAMS AND AMBITIONS. Left to right: Norma Berk, Yvonne Caudle, Ken Thomas, Marie Curtis, Lester Simpson, Sid Knee. norma berk president earl andleton vice-president marie curtis secretary sid knee treasurer lester simpson sga representative yvonne caudle waa representative 31 ► :-. . : J . ' " bobby I. anderson Judith anderson jean arrington Helen arroll lois attkisson lucille auslander almond austin norma berk arlene blaha b. jan boaz lillian booker rita arlene bowers dorls jean box anne britton patricIa broaddus m. ellzabeth brown shirley burton clifton lee Canada, jr. Steven chin david I. cole Helen coussoulos marie curtis Helen patricia daniel betty ann delaney nancy carroll downer mary seward dugger rose dumner marvin edwards betty epps Suzanne faulkner anne g. flaherty Jacqueline georgalas Jennie lou glllon charles e. gilson george ben gose peggy terrell gray patricia graziani Virginia mae hale archie s. harper Carolyn gray harrison peggy hartllne Carolyn faye hawkins louise heald mary ella herbert eloise hewitt Carolyn ruth higgins barbara hill Harriet lorraine holcombe robert d. houston mellssa a. hudgins ' im V 4 ♦ orville jones william e. jones donna k. kassapi aubrey I. kenney patricia ann kidd larry marvin killmon Jacqueline Helen larch loretta jean larch Julia donna ledford Barbara ann linari a. w. listander, jr. James ronald looney nancy lee luck John c. lucy, jr. patricia marie lugar robert mcallister edward mcgillvrey, jr. Catherine mcmanamay Sandra madacey beverly joan martin charlene holden meyer dianne meyers Hugh diver miller elizabeth dawn moore phyllis moreadlth charlotte m. morris mary willette munz I. annette myers wilbur e. myrick, jr. norma m. neathery dorothy neatrour norman nuckols kathlee n o ' keefe charles t. perkins Joyce m. perry pauline peters faye pollack randolph pugh charles m. pulley elizabeth reid mirlam robinson jimmie junior rogers gloria sarkissian ruth elaine schafer cllFford seckman ruby shaver betty j. shealy harry a. shuma ' e lester simpson Uufii W M I iill iir ' ' ' ' ■ " gail skiba ann slaughter Janet fay smith waiter r. smith margaret solar! charles m. Stephenson Barbara anne talley dolores I. taylor kenneth thomas patricia ann tribles sheila b. tuchmann peggy tucker floyd s. turlington Janet underwood charlotte vaughan Josephine walls barbara spencer ware carol doris weiner ann c. white Jacqueline d. whitehead robert m. williams lee withers martha jean wooldridge barbara ann wyatt marcia yezequel 36 ► ' %::J ' J ' : : . t t i if the senior class In the beginning there was confusion. And out of the endless lines, and interminable name- signing of registration came duly processed Freshmen with eyes as big as the beanies they were to wear a fortnight later during Rat Week. Into the dorms they went, and the classrooms, to meet new friends, attempt a scholarly attitude and wonder if that funny feeling could be homesickness. September stretched into October which yawned into November with its first midsemester exams. Christmas came and three-hundred partially transformed entities went home bearing three-hundred new perspectives on homelife with which to confound their elders . A few parties bright- ened the early days of January, but the month ' s end found Jack Frosh sniffling from the winter ' s drizzle as he tried to cram four and a half months ' work into several hurried library visits. Spring dances and picnics helped revitalize spirits warped by an academic winter, and the promise of summer was temporarily obscured by the term paper in Gram- mar, Comp. and Lit., and the free-hand, three-quarter perspective of the Ad. Building. Another fall arrived to jostle the intellect and the " Sophomorphosis " of two hundred-fifty former Freshmen began. Social life at college glowed a little brighter that year with an extended realm of activity, but the rigors of class work teamed up with second year tem- peraments, giving testimony that the educational process was not without growing pains. But in spite of pantie raids and enlarged draft calls the student survived the year to find it had produced more than its share of smiles, and his emergence from the darkness of the lower classes into the enlightened years was the highlight of his career. Of course, the true enlightenment was actually a realization that there remained knowledge to which he had not yet been exposed. At last he had come to understand that education could be habit forming. Maturity appeared less remote and a poised ambition seemed to thread its way through the Junior attitude. All phases of school life felt his influence, and he was both scholar and social lion, hie knew his way about, but unlike the Senior, he also knew that there was still one more year of the secure life, and he hoped it would be like the Junior year. But each was unique unto itself and no amount of wishing could call back the fullness of college life. The Senior, determined to capture every available event and preserve it as a memory, looked upon even the most routine chore with different eyes, and counting the days until commencement, he felt as much regre t as anticipation. For college had given him not only food for thought but food for sentiment. arnold lucas president anna margaret Johnson vice-president bet simpson secretary leo nowak treasurer mary ann mead sga representative mrs. jane vogeley sponsor AS MUCH REGRET AS ANTICIPATION. Left to right: Bet Simpson, Arnold Lucas, leo Nowak, Mrs. Jane Vogeley, Anna Margaret Johnson .♦ ♦ .♦•••.♦ « $ t 9 » f D D College-wide recognition for outstanding achievement in curricular, extra-curricular and artistic endeavors. In essence that is the meaning of the leadership, scholarship and art achievement keys awarded annually at commencement. In acknowledgement of ability demonstrated during the course of college years the awards are presented to students of outstanding ability. Popularity is never considered, for the true test of ability lies in scholastic records, creative expression or one ' s unselfish generosity with his spare time. hHere and on the following pages for all to see are the stories of those leaders. 3] leadership keys [1] Roy McCain Carter Is his full handle, but most people, probably feeling that " Roy " Is too long, call him Don. Either way, Roy or Don, Student Government President Carter has had his hands full for the past four years. As a drama major he has held parts in many de- partmental productions — all of which took time. Yet in his extra-curricular activities he managed to accomplish much. As Art Stu- dents ' League President Don was responsible for co-ordinating the half-dozen member clubs, to say nothing of helping plan the Mardi Gras costume ball, overseeing the Carnival and Variety Show and arranging for the an- nual League trip to New York. As SGA President he set the pace for his executive committee and the Student Council to follow in working out school-wide problems. The genial student leader was also primarily responsible for paving the way for many con- structive student legislations during his term. [2] Ever since he first raised a gavel at a meeting Arnold Lucas has demonstrated the hustle and imagination necessary for leadership. " Luke, " as his friends know him, has been in about every activity on campus, and has done enough around RPI to last the average stu- dent twice the usual four years. As President of his Senior class and former President of the German Club he showed an eye for detail and a good sense of organization. On the floor of the Student Council, where he re- presented the Junior Class and more recently the German Club, his farsighted proposals won the respect and generally the approval of his fellow students. As an Honor Council member he was noted for his keen judgment. Bending over the keys of a typewriter or running around snapping and developing pictures, Charlie Mahon was equally at home. Working up through the ranks of Wigwann positions, he was chief of the ' 54 edition and directed the activities of the staff, while also taking an active interest in SGA affairs. One of the outstanding members of the Journalism department, he covered a variety of beats for the Prescript, and was sports editor his Sophomore year. Through his positions as Newman Club President and Junior Class Secretary, Charlie received valuable training in working with people, which was necessary for the job of managing the Lafayette Dormitory and serving on the hlonor Council. Characteristically efficient, busy by nature, the little lady with the warm smile Is Charlotte Wallin, SGA Vice-president by office and spark behind many a student function by practice. As Secretary of the SGA In her Junior year, Charlotte gained a wide knowledge of campus situations. Then moving on to the Vice-presidency in her Senior year she found that this knowledge was to good advantage In arranging two formal dances and several socials, assigning meeting places to the thirty-odd clubs and organiza- tions. In addition she served as Inter-dorm president helping the hHouse councils of ten dormitories to work out common problems. In her role as President ex- officio of the joint hlonor Councils she was instru- mental In forming many of the measures adopted by that group. The prodigious notes and memos re- corded in her " head-ache " book tell the story in a nutshell of the substance of leadership — all carried out with a smile. [5] As Junior President, Lee Wehr led the class through the year ' s activities beginning with Rat Week to in- doctrinate the Freshmen. Putting the Rats through their paces and choosing the outstanding Freshmen, were only part of his job, as he was also in charge of the Junior Ring Figure, a highlight of the Midwinter Formal. A member of the SGA Executive Com- mittee, Lee helped formulate policies for that group while acting as treasurer of his dorm. During his Sophomore year he was active in legislative affairs as SGA Representative of his class. 40 ' ■ ' ' ' :l ' j,, : ' . [6] The bright head of Gene Lanning sparked many different activities during his days at RPI. Demon- strating his leadership faculties as Junior Class Presi- dent and on the floor of the SGA, he served on the Executive Committee and played a leading role in helping to plan school functions and events. A three- year member of the Honor Council, Gene combined his interests in interior design and retailing into a double major. Despite a schedule of out-of-town practice teaching and work during his Senior year, Gene found time to be active In several organizations. [7] A hockey stick and a judicial robe are a strange com- bination but for Elizabeth Ann Simpson they symbolize the interest of her college years. Captain of the var- sity hockey and basketball teams, Bet, as she is better known, switched from sports dress to academic gown in carrying out her duties as Women ' s Athletic Association President and hlonor Council Speaker. Seriously concerned with class activities, Bet served as Junior Class " veep " and Secretary of her Senior Class. [8] Speaker of the Men ' s Honor Council, treasurer of the Junior and Senior classes, booster of the Green Devils ' quintet on and off the court Leo Nowak has been a pace setter in the Shafer locale most of his four years. Demonstrating the same teamwork In student affairs that characterized his performance on the basketball floor Leo helped carry out many a campus project ranging from elections to socials. The story of Leo Nowak ' s successful efforts Is marked by hard work. [9] Contributing more than her share to the Class of ' 54, Anna Margaret Johnson has been In perpetual motion since she first donned a Frosh beanie four years ago. In her quiet, efficient way she has been active in various aspects of campus life ranging from class offices to Women ' s Honor Council Speaker in her Junior Year. Three years as a class officer, Vice- president of Freshman and Senior Classes and Soph- omore Secretary, represent only a minute part of her interests. As President of the Baptist Student Union, Anna Margaret was in charge of " Your Life Week, " stressing the place of Christianity in the student ' s life. Her executive and leadership qualities were further manifested through creative work in the art depart- ment and organizations connected with it. scholarship keys [10] [11] Let ' s look to the record. It tells the story of two aca- demic ladles who led the way in scholastic achieve- ment. Both Dorothy T. Burton and Marlon N. Moody were solid " A " students for their entire stay at RPI with the exception of one semester when a " B " blighted their reports. Academic proficiency is just the half of it, though, for both, after hav- ing left college more than a decade ago for marriage, rearranged their homelife and with- out neglecting their families returned to com- plete their education — and showed the younger students how to do it in the bargain. art achievement keys [12] Those v ho enjoyed the Variety Show for the past several years will never forget the musi- cal-comedy ability of Annis Trout, the " Cross- Over-the-Bridge " gal In last year ' s show. Talented In the various phases of art, she does wonders with a uke, has won acclaim for her sculpture and can ' t be beat at folk dancing. But cartooning Is closest to her heart. As Secretary of the Art Students ' League Annis did much of the planning and hard work con- nected with the Carnival, and then majestical- ly stepped before the footlights to entertain. A direct contrast to the gaudiness of the show costumes was the dignity of her Junior Mar- shal ' s sash as she participated in academic processions. [13] When they make you President of the Adver- tising Arts Club It is out of respect for your professional ability. That is why Robert Powell, alias Bob, was chosen both Secretary- Treasurer in his Junior year and President of the group In his Senior year. No doubt about It Bob Powell, Commercial Artist, is on his way up. Generally described by fellow class- men as a " competent artist, " Bob found no trouble in getting part-time work on two local publications. Ambition? He has it. Aim? Interested in page layout and design, he aims for the top. [14] Cartoons, etchings, layouts, etchings, car- toons, and more layouts scrambled around in the head of Carl " Chick " Larsen as he dashed from art studio to the yearbook office, and finally to his job as staff artist for the local newspaper. Holding a full-time job there kept " Chick " constantly busy, but he found time to serve as art and layout editor of the Wig- wam for two years and managed to make Dean ' s List twice during college. A hot trom- bonist, " Chick " organized a combo and loaned his musical ability and dramatic talents to the annual Variety Show and Spring Min- strel. A Navy veteran and father of two children, he was an active participant In ASL and Advertising Art Club activities for four years. 41 (A 3 Q t Q ' . t f » ' • • • • - -t:tit f ( i?. , , •». 3« 2 4 ' X 10 m i .««■ • 13 ♦ ♦ C- ' . . . : t t f fesiifefe ' i ' lilSlisiiiiii ' ' " ' 4 A . . ft r. vance abshire rebecca irene adams j. louis anderson betty lou artrip John atkisson Roanoke, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts Bassett, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Cotillion Club, ' 51; House Council, ' 52-53; WAA Representative for Junior Class, ' 52-53; SGA Representative, ' 52-53 1405 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Art Club Skeetrock, Virginia; B.S. Business Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Business Administration roy m. ayres 3505 Stuart Avenue, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Distributive Education, Distributors Club Carolyn ann barker Route 2, Ringgold, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Baptist Training Union; Cotillion Club; Sociology Club; Senior Class Executive Committee; ' 54 May Court carol cartwright beall 29 Jewell Street, Portsmouth, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Fine Art Club; Art Students ' League Herbert s. beall 3004 St. Mihiel Avenue, Nor- folk, Virginia; Master of Sci- ence in Clinical Psychology; Counselor Men ' s Dormitory; Psychology Club nada phyllis bear 5010 Evelyn Byrd Road, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Psychol- ogy; Announcer— Station RPI margot beattie 1 East Maple Street, Alex- andria, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science george bendall John m. beducian 23 57 Nunnally Aven ue. Rich- 2240-A Park Avenue, Rich- nd, Virginia; B.S. in Busi- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Busi- ne ss; German Club ness darlene estelle bell 2618 Keller Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Baptist Training Union lewis thomas blanchard 338 E. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, Virginia; B.S. in Ap- plied Science; Occupational Therapy Club alice blazek 4 Mozart Street, Binghamton, New York; B.S. in Applied Science; Cotillion Club; New- man Club; Girls ' Intra-mural Sports; Occupational Therapy Club parke elizabeth borkey Bowling Green, Virginia; Bach- elor of Fine Art; Junior Mar- shal; President of Fashion Club; Art Students ' League robert lee bowers 1608 Evans Street, Morehead City, North Carolina; B.S. in Music Education; Orchestra; ' 53-54; Band, ' 54; Baptist Training Union, ' 54; Accidental Club; ' 52-54; Baseball, ' 52 donald wayne bowie 1523 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; German Club; Baseball, ' 53 dorothea Virginia bowles Sa bof. Virqin a; B.S. in Distri- bu tive Educa io T; Distributors CI jb patricia doris bowry 5815 Lee Aver Virginia; B.S. in Vice-President, League, ' 52-53; Student ' s Lea. Honor Council, Representative, Manager, ' 53; Hockey, ' 52-53 lue, Richmond, Social Science; Day Student ' s President, Day jue, ' 53-54; ' 53-54; WAA ' 52-54; Tennis Basketball and Herbert clarke brockman Box 123, Amherst, Virginia; B.S. in Business Administration; Treasurer of Class, ' 51-52; German Club; Business Man- ager of German Club, ' 53-54; Advertiser ' s Club; SGA Re- presentative, ' 52-53; President, ' 53-54; Future Business Leaders of America, Treasurer, ' 52-53; PROSCRIPT Advertising Man- ager, ' 53-54; Co-director Sta- tion RPI, ' 53-54 azile lee bullington alice burkholder 703 Mulberry, Martinsville, Vir- ginia; Bachelor of Fine Art; Treasurer of Advertising Club, ' 53-54; Treasurer of Theatre Association, ' 51-52; Wigwam Staff, ' 53 - 45 Box 44, Mew Certificate in cation; Distr tillion Club Market, Virginii Distributive Edi butors Club; C( sHirley e. burson North Negley, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; B.S. in Applied Science; SGA Representative, ' 53; Occupational Therapy Club; House Council, ' 53-54 « © ■ fr I r. : V. . - ' - t:l ' :.. : roy mccain carter 102 Smith Lane, Warwick, Vir- ginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; SGA President, ' 53-54; Art Students League President, ' 52- 53; Acting Award, ' 51-52; Theatre Associates barbara j. casper 404 Wiley Avenue, Salisbury, North Carolina; Certificate in Commercial Art; Commercial Art Club, ' 52-54; Secretary of 828 Park Dormitory, ' 53-54 gordon fitzhugh cawthorn 2018 Stratford Road, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science bryan tester dark, jr. 2816 Irisdale Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Busi- ness Administration dorothy mae clarke 5105 Caledonia Road, Rich- mond, Virginia; Bachelor of Music; Accidental Club, ' 50-54 paul h. coffey, jr. robert nash cooper joan parish cope erving I. covert jack curtiss cromer 2038 Mt. Vernon Road, Roa- noke, Virginia; B.S. in Applied Science; German Club, ' 50-51; Baseball, ' 51-54; Intra-mural Basketball, ' 53; Sophomore Class President; Physical Ther- apy Club, ' 50-52; Junior Marshal 210 Riverside Drive, Washing- ton, North Carolina; B.S. in Distributive Education Isle of Hope, Savannah, Geor- gia; Bachelor of Fine Arts 410 Mclver Street, Sanford, North Carolina; B.S. in Music Education; President of Art Students ' League, ' 54; Acci- dental Club, ' 51-54; Secretary, Virginia State Federation Music Clubs, Colleges and Universi- ties; Interior Decoration Club, ' 50; Opera " The Bartered Bride " 414 Lee Street, Blacksburg, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Commercial Art Club, ' 50-53; Monogram Club, ' 53-54 James d. cypher Marwood, Pennsylvania; B.S. in Social Science fay ann danner 14810 Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida; Certificate in Interior Design; SGA Re- presentative, ' 52-53; Interior Design Club, ' 51-54; Art Stu- dents ' League, ' 51-54 barbara ann davis 333 73rd Street, Newport News, Virginia; B.S. in Ap- plied Social Science; Hillel Club; Sociology Club, Wigwram Staff mary Virginia diamond Hobe Sound, Florida; B.S. in Applied Science; Occupational Therapy Club, Recording Sec- retary, ' 53-54; Dormitory Pres- ident, Shafer House; Newman Club; Psychology Club a. braden diggs, jr. 4301 Forest Hill Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Busi- ness Administration; Assistant Business Manager of Prescript; Advertising salesman for Wig- wram; Secretary of the Adver- tising Club; Basketball nancy lee doggett 2902 Edgewood, Richmonc Virginia; B.S. in Social Scienci Day Student ' s League; Rid mond Intercollegiate Council anne hundley dobyns Monaskon, Virginia; B.S. in Dis- tributive Education; Cotillion Club; Treasurer of Distributive Education Club robert bruce donlan angeline dracos 79 Jericho Road, Scituate, Massachusetts; B.S. in Applied Psychology; Treasurer Fresh- man Class, ' 50-51; Distributor ' s Club; SGA Representative; Newman Club, ' 51-54, Vice President, ' 53; German Club, ' 51-52; Psychology Club, ' 53- 54; Junior Class Executive Committee 3219 f Richmon plied Sc d, Virginia; B.S. in Ap- george harmon dyer, jr. 7 Raines Avenue, Sandston, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science nancy eriine dyer charlotte c. enslow betty wheeler evans laura fanning eugenia I. farrow Box 35, Narrows, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Interior Design Club, ' 50-53; Baptist Training LJnion First Vice-Presi- dent, ' 53; SGA Representative, ' 54; Art Student League Sec- retary, ' 53; Cotillion Club, ' 51- 52 1515 West Avenue, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science Maxton, North Carolina; Bache- lor of Fine Arts 310 E. Monroe Street, Wythe- ville, Virginia; Certificate in Costume Design; Fashion Club; Art Students ' League, ' 51-53; House Council, ' 51-52; Honor Council, ' 53; Homecoming Queen, ' 53 Box 274, New Market, Vir- ginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts and Certificate in Interior De- sign; Dormitory President, Meredith House, ' 53; Cotillion Club, ' 50-52; Art Student ' s League; Interior Decoration Club 47 t t • .•■■ ■ ' K ' ■? ■ " " ronald james feaster 186 Magnolia Street, Carney ' s Point, New Jersey; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Honor Council; Pres- ident Junior Class, ' 51; Soccer Team; Baseball; Advertising Art Club; Monogram Club cynthia warthington fleet 4200 Kingcrest Parkway, Rich- mond, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Hockey, ' 52; Fine Art Club, ' 53-54; Day Students ' League, ' 53-54; Cotillion Club, ' 53-54 dorothy fojt moore 68 Kay Street, Newport, Rhode Island; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Fine Art Group, ' 52-54; Secre- tary, ' 53-54; Feature Editor of Wigwam, ' 52-53; Assistant Edi- tor of Wigwam, ' 53-54 gail hamilton francis 248 Louise Avenue, Concord, North Carolina; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Fine Art Club; Art Students ' League woodrow henry franklin 4922 Suburban Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Distri- butive Education; Distributors Club Virginia louise fyke 1789 Buckingham Street, Berk- ley, Michigan; Certificate in Fashion Illustration; Cotillion Club, ' 51; Fashion Club, ' 51- 53; Vice-President, ' 53; Art Students ' League, ' 51-53; House Council, ' 51-52; Cheerleader, ' 51-53; Rat Council; Honor Council Caroline archer ganzert 3706 Moss Side Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Social marian a. gatley 1706-B Commonwealth Ave- nue, Alexandria, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; News Editor Prescript, ' 53; Editor Proscript, ' 53-54; Secretary Newman Club, ' 52-53; Wigwam Staff; House Council, ' 53 cary burkert gibson ellen ross gibson 3014 Edgewood Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Psy- chology; Day Students ' League I 107PrincessAnneStreet, Fred- ericksburg, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Fine Arts Group; Art Students ' League; Cotillion Club feiix charles gotschalk, jr. 1837 Monument Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science lois gustkey 2 Stamm Lane, Vi heeling, West Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts Advertising Art Club, ' 49-53, Commercial Art Club, ' 49-51 Cotillion Club, ' 49-50; House Council, ' 52-53; Fashion Club, ' 52-53; SGA Representative, ' 52-53; Senior Class Secretary, ' 52-53; Rat Council, ' 51; May Court, ' 53 ellen barbara hart 807 Vine Heights, Tyler, Texas; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Theatre Associates, ' 52-53, President, ' 53-54; Art Students ' League John William hendricks Stratford Road, Box 178, Bay- side, Virginia; B.S. in Business Science; Vice-President Adver- tising Club; Co-director Station RPI; German Club faye elizabeth henry 1 7lh Street, Savannah Beach, Georgia; Certificate in Occupa- tional Therapy; Occupational Therapy Club juta hinnom Box 21, Elon College, North Carolina; B.S. and Certificate in Occupational Therapy; Oc- cuoational Therapy Club, ' 52- 54 georgiana I. holman hertha i. homuth 14 Morris Avenue, New Gos- port, Portsmouth, Virginia; M.S. in Applied Psychology, Candidate; Psychology Club 733 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, Florida; B.S. in Social Science; Meredith House, Pres- ident, ' 54; Occupational Ther- apy Club, ' 53-54; SGA Repre- sentative; Chorus, ' 52; Wig- wam, ' 53; Dean ' s List; West- minster Fellowship; Inter-Dorm Council roberta thomastine hopkins 1210 Park Avenue, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Wesley Foundation Vice-Presi- dent, ' 51-52; Varsity Basket- ball, ' 50-54; Cotillion Club, ' 50- 51; Day Students ' League, ' 52- 54 William archer horsley 3503 Moss Side Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Business douglas kirby hurd 908 Wayne Street, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; German Club, ' 51- 53; Day Students ' League, ' 52- 53; Business Manager Wigwam, ' 54 frances christine jernigan 114 Watt rginia; B.S. ne, Richmond, Social Science alien hamrick jeter elaine lacy johncox Bachelor of Business Admini- stration; Future Business Lead- ers of America; Day Students ' League 49 3244 Chestnut Street N.W., Washington, D. C; Degree and Certificate in Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapy Club, ' 50, President, ' 53-54; Lee House; SGA Representa- tive, ' 51-52; Dormitory Intra- murals. Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball anna margaret Johnson S. Third Street, Smithfleld, North Carolina; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Vice-President of Freshman Class; Secretary of Sophomore Class; Honor Coun- cil; Secretary-Treasurer of Com- mercial Art Club; President of Baptist Training Union; Speak- er of Honor Council; Treasurer of Art Students ' league; Vice- President of Senior Class iHum anne walker Johnson 1405 Alabama Avenue, Dur ham, North Carolina; B.S. ir Distributive Education; Distri butors Club; House Council ir Meredith House marjorie allene Johnson Matoaca, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Day Students ' League rosalie mae Johnson alexander jones Joyce anne jones Moseley, Virginia; Bachelor of Business Administration; Bas- ketball, ' 50-51, ' 52-54; Day Stu- dents ' League, ' 52-54, Secre- tary, ' 52-53; Future Business Leaders of America, ' 52-54; Psychology Club, ' 53-54; May Queen 1210 Windsor Aven ue. Rich- 2822 St. Mihiel Aven ue, Nor- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Distri- folk, Virginia; B.S. n Social butive Education Science lillian Virginia kirkman 105 S. Jefferson Street, Peters- burg, Virginia; B.S. in Applied Science karl kirkland kearse 49-B Logan Street, Charleston, South Carolina; Bachelor of Music; Accidental Club, ' 50-54; SGA Representative, ' 52-53 John drewny lambert Brodnax, Virginia; B.S. in Busi- ness Administration; Future Business Leaders of America, President, ' 53-54; President ' s Council, ' 53-54; Wesley Foun- dation, ' 52-54; Student Coun- cil, ' 52-53; German Club, ' 53-54 alfred Julian lane 3527 Grove Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Busi- ness Administration; German Club; Monogram Club; Basket- ball; SGA Cornelia ann langston 2106 Pinetree Drive, Richmond, Virginia; Bachelor of Music; Accidental Club; Orchestra; Baptist Student Union; Cotil- lion Club eugene perry tanning 408 Bruce Avenue, Portsmouth, Virginia; B.S. in Distributive Education; Junior Class Presi- dent; Honor Council, ' 52-54; Sophomore Class;; SGA Repre- sentative, ' 51-52; Baptist Stu- dent LInion, SGA Representa- tive, ' 52-53; SGA Executive, Committee, ' 52-53; SGA Floor Committee; Interior Design Club; Distributors ' Club; House Council; German Club carl e. larsen 2714 Harvie Road, Richmond, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Commercial Art Club, ' 50-54; Art Students ' League, ' 50-54; Variety Show, ' 50-54; German Club Minstrel, ' 51-52; Dean ' s List, ' 50-52; Art and Layout Editor the Wigwam, ' 53-54 byron randal lawrence 121 Snowhill Driv ton. West Vi. Fine Arts doris faye leavy ve, Charles- 1 122 Plainfleld Avenue, Plain- Bachelor of field. New Jersey; B.S. in Ap- plied Science; Occupational Therapy Club joan gail levin 910 Tilden Street, Richmond, Virginia; Certificate in Fashion Illustration; May Day Com- mittee Chairman ' 51-52; Soph- omore Class Secretary, ' 52-53; SGA Representative of Art Stu- dents ' League, ' 52-53; SGA Board of Elections Co-Chair- man, ' 52-53; Cotillion Club, ' 53-54; Junior Class Executive Committee, ' 53-54; Cheerlead- er, ' 52-54; Rat Council; Fashion Club; Wigwam Sandra Barbara lisagor 83 Rutgers Place, River Edge, New Jersey; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Hillel Foundation Treas- virginia mary long arnold cutler lucas R.F.D. 1, Troupsburg, New York; Certificate in Occupa- tional Therapy; Occupational Therapy Club, ' 51-54; Treas- urer, ' 53-54 1226 West Broadway, Hewlett, Long Island, New York; B.S. in Social Science; Senior Class President, ' 53-54; German Club President; ' 52-53; Floor Committee Chairman, ' 51-53; Board of Elections, ' 52-53 norma christine macdonald 224 Vincent Street, Ligonier, Pennsylvania; B.S. in Occupa- tional Therapy ray mcalexander Route 2, Stuart, Virginia; B.S. in Social Sc ience francis willis mccauley, jr. Hylas, Virginia; Bachelor of Business Administration; Bas- ketball, ' 51-54; Baseball, ' 51- 54; Monogram Club President, ' 53; Treasurer, ' 54; German Club, ' 53-54; Day Student ' s League, ' 54; Prescript, ' 51 peggy anne mcfetters 509 North Holden Road, Greensboro, North Carolina; B.S. in Business Administration; House Council Lafayette Dorm- itory, ' 51; Vice President, Women ' s Athletic Association; Varsity Basketball, ' 51-52; Hockey, ' 51-52 jerry mclane 1908 South Randolph Street, Arlington, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; President Wes- ley Foundation, ' 51-52; Presi- dent Richmond Inter-collegiate Council, ' 53-54 51 charles edward mahon Fremont Road, West Epping, New Hampshire; B.S. in Social Science; Wigwam Feature Edi- tor, ' 52; Assistant Editor, ' 53; Editor, ' 54; Prescript Sports Editor, ' 52; Newman Club President; Junior Class Secre- tary, ' 52-53; Men ' s Honor Council; German Club anne marble Wyckoff, Nev of Fine Art ' Jersey; Bachelo , i ' { t t ■ ' M t V ! i f ' V ♦ V ♦ ■ i • :» ' V V -»; : ' -t frank marchione 418 West 38th Street, Norfolk, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; German Club; Vice President of 712 Dormitory; SGA Alter- nate of Newman Club; Treas- urer, ' 54; Wigwam Staff; Board of Elections annie lou marett Box 214, Route 2, Asheville, North Carolina; B.S. in Social Science gillie braughn martin 3411 Noble Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Distri- butive Education; Distributors Club; Day Student ' s League mary Joanne matalas 112 Zollicoffer Avenue, Hen- derson, North Carolina; Certifi- cate in Interior Design; Presi- dent Interior Design Club, ' 54 mary anne mead AAennefer, Low Moon, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Canter- bury Club; Women ' s Athletic Association; Cotillion Club; House Council; Freshman Class Treasurer; Moore House Presi- dent; SGA Representative of Senior Class franklin miller nancy mitteldorfer marion n. moody William j. moody gibbs morton 1067 N. 19th Street, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Business 4221 Kingcrest Parkway, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Day Students ' League 1811 West 45th Street, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science Pulaski, Virginia; B.S. in Ap- " 318 Ellwood Avenue, Rich- plied Psychology mond, Virginia; B.S. in Social S;ience; Vice President and T.easurer of Recreation Club; German Club; Soci.logy Club Helen musser 5407 Ditchley Road, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science henry elmer myers, jr. Chesterfield Court House, Vir- ginia; B.S. in Business Admin- istration; Day Students ' Basket- ball mrs. jane simmons newton Narrows, Virginia; B.S. in S leo Joseph nowak 3600 Highland Avenue, Niaga- ra Falls, New York; B.S. in Social Science; Treasurer of Junior and Senior Class, ' 52- 54; Honor Council, ' 52-54; Floor Committee, ' 53-54; Board of Elections, ' 53-54; Executive Committee, ' 50-51; Speaker of Honor Council, ' 53-54; Rat Court; German Club, ' 50-54; Basketball, ' 50-54; Soccer Team, ' 50; Monogram Club, ' 52-54; Booster Club, ' 50-51 helen overstreet 1124 Westmoreland Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia; B.S. in So- cial Science joann padgett 617 Carn Stree South Carolina; Science edgar graham pannell ;rboro, 1113 West Grace Street, Rich- Social mond, Virginia; B.S. in Applied Science; Physical Therapy Club, ' 50-51; SGA Representative, ' 51-52; Treasurer, ' 52-53 laurence nelson peake 461 1 Morgan Drive, Chevy Chase, Maryland; B.S. in Ap- plied Science; Occupational Therapy Club, ' 50-54; President and SGA Representative, ' 53- 54; Day Students ' League, ' 52- 53 mrs. mary h. peake m. diane peterson 914 Park Avenue, Apartment 4, Richmond, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts Box 250 Denbe, Pennsylvania; B.S. in Applied Science; Vice President of Occupational Therapy Club richard ray poole, jr. 21 South Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Business Ad- ministration; Future Business Leaders of America; Day Stu- dents ' League sarah elizabeth poole West End, North Carolina; Certificate in Interior Design; Vice President of Moore House, robert I. powel 1207 Essex Avenue, Richmond, Virginia; Certificate in Com- mercial Art; Advertising Art Club Secretary-Treasurer, ' 52, President, ' 53; Art Students ' League fermon ragan, jr. Thomasville, North Carolina; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Basket- ball, ' 53-54; Monogram Club, SGA cyril winford rains 911 West 32nd Street, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Busi- ness; German Club 53 ■ • ■« ' " .♦- emery e. reuss 12126 Greenwood Avenue, Blue Island, Illinois; B.S. in Applied Science; Occupational Therapy Club Secretary; Psy- chology Club pattie old ribble 422 North Sheppard Street, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Ap- plied Science; Canterbury Club; Occupational Therapy Club rebecca loula richardson 407 East Church Street, Mar- tinsville, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Fine Arts Group Secretary; Art Students ' League carol p. ridgeway 604 South Stewart Street, Win Chester, Virginia; Certificate ii Distributive Education; Distr butors ' Club; Cotillion Club Joseph russell riggs Quinton, Virginia; B.S. in So- cial Science eleanor forrest rober ts )x 75 Chester, Virginia; B.S. Social Science; Senior Class veetheart elizabeth I. seabright 2812 Edgewood Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Applied Science; Occupational Therapy Club Helen marie shadduck 1 12 Dippold Street, Sewickley, Pennsylvania; Certificate i n Commercial Art; Theatre As- sociates; Commercial Art Club; Art Students ' League ann shaner R.F.D. 5, Lexington, Virginia; Certificate in Commercial Art billie mae sharp 500 Wakefield Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Fine Arts Club, ' 50- 51; Executive Committee Fresh- man Class, 50; Cotillion Club, ' 50-51; Vice President Baptist Student Union, ' 53 elizabeth ann Simpson 124 Luray Avenue, Front Royal Virginia; B.S. in Social Science Honor Council, ' 53-54, Speak er, ' 54; Women ' s Athletic As sociation, ' 51-54, President, ' 53 54; Varsity Hockey, ' 51-53 Captain, ' 52; Varsity Basket ball, ' 51-54; Captain, ' 53; In tra-murals; Cotillion Club, ' 51 54; Junior Class Vice President Senior Class Secretary margaret m. Simpson 29 Almay Road, Rochester 16, New York; Bachelor of Ap- plied Science; Occupational Therapy Club hilda shirley sours 1 100 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Vice President Wesley Founda- tion, ' 52-53, President, ' 53-54 June lorena spain 2105 Oregon Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Art Students ' Lea- gue; Advertising Art Club betty ann sowder Virgi Arts; Group Grove Avenue, Radford, nia; Certificate in Fine Vice President Fine Arts margaret blair Spalding 1414 Park Avenue, Richmond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science Jacqueline Steele Purcellville, Virginia; Certifi- cate in Commercial Art; Vice President Lee House; Com- mercial Art Club, ' 52-53; Wes- ley Foundation Recreation Chairman, ' 52-53; SGA Repre- sentative jane saunders Steele mary ellen Stevens anne louise storms Purcellville, Virginia; Bachelor of Music Education; Honor Council, ' 53-54; Accidental Club; SGA Representative; President Lee House, ' 53-54; Art Students ' League; Wesley Foundation Treasurer; May Court, ' 54 109 North 29th Street, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science 3903 Cutshaw Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Applied Science; Occupational Therapy Club, ' 51-54 barbara jo suttle Dahlgren, Virginia; B.S. in So- cial Science; Spanish Club; Lee House Treasurer, ' 52 betsy jane tanner Virginia; B.S. je, Kenbridge, Social Science elizabeth dorsey taylor Tappahannock, Virginia; Bache- lor of Fine Arts; Secretary Theatre Associates, Vice Presi- dent Art Students ' League, Vice President and SGA Re- presentative; Ritter-Hickok barbara ann tillson 522 8th Street, Virgii Virginia; Certificate ir Design lia Beach, Costume annis brittingham trout 67 Grove Street, Concord, North Carolina; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Junior Marshal; Sec- retary of Art Students ' League 55 • •:»-» ' f ' 56 . , »» 7j» .a - •-• • ■ . ; » marguerite taylor turner 2302 Terminal Avenue, Rich- mond, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science woodrow denni turner 302 Broad Street, Salei ginia William price vaughan calvin russell wade alice Johnson wall 5417-A Lewis Road, Sandston, 126 E. Roanoke Street, Rich- Virginia; B.S. in Distributive mond, Virginia; Bachelor of Education Fine Arts; Art Students ' Lea- gue; German Club 418 First Street, SW, Roanoke, Virginia; Certificate in Fashion Design; Art Students ' League charlotte e. wallin dorothy lee walshe james kirk ward Judith r. watkins william j. wa tkins Hot Springs, Virginia; Bachelor of Business Administration; Vice-President of SGA; Presi- dent, Inter-Dormitory Council; SGA Secretary, ' 52; Canterbury Club; SGA Representative of Future Business Leaders of America; Honor Council; Hock- ey Team, ' 50 400 Rollin Road, Chevy Chase, Maryland; B.S. in Applied Psy- chology; Newman Club; Oc- cupational Therapy Club; Psy- chology Club; SGA Represen- Kenneywood, Thomasville, North Carolina; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Monogram Club President; Varsity Basketball, ' 52-54; Varsity Baseball, ' 53- 54; German Club; Art Stu- dents ' League Lottsburg, Virginia; Bachelor of Business Administration; Cotillion Club; Secretary of Future Business Leaders of America Windsor, Virginia; Bachelor of Business Administration; La- fayette Dorm Manager, ' 52-54; Wigvram Business Manager, ' 53; SGA Auditor, ' 52-54; Pres- ident ' s Council; German Club; Intramural Basketball; Fresh- man Orientation Committee gloria faye webb 1329 Rodgers Street, South Norfolk, Virginia; B.S. in So- cial Science; Editor-in-Chief Proscripf, ' 53, Managing Edi- tor; Cotillion Club harryette louise weeks 2305 Wycliffe Avenue, Roa- noke, Virginia; B.S. in Distri- butive Education; Secretary of Distributors ' Club sammie lee wehr 817 Cumberland Avenue, Har- riman, Tennessee; Certificate in Interior Design; Sophomore Class SGA Representative; Treasurer, 712 Dormitory, ' 52- 53; Junior Class President, ' 53- 54 ruth tucker williams louise harriett wine Mansfield, Route 4, Box 129, Petersburg, Virginia; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Vice President of Meredith House, ' 53-54; SGA Representateive; Art Stu- dents ' League; Canterbury Club; Fine Arts Club 324 Villa Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia; B.S. in Social Science; Cotillion Club Treasurer, ' 52- 53; Founders Hall Vice Presi- dent; Vice President Baptist Students ' Union; SGA Repre- sentative, ' 53-54 joan smith wyman betty yates 320 New Centra I la Road, Chester, Virginia; B.S. in Dis- tributive Education; Fashion Club; Distributors ' Club, Vice- President; Day Students ' Lea- gue; Varsity Basketball 118 Piedmont Avenue, Hamp- ton, Virginia; Certificate in Commercial Art; Tennis Team, ' 52-54; Art Students ' League, ' 51-54; Women ' s Athletic As- sociation, ' 51-54; Advertising Arts Club, ' 51-54; SGA Repre- sentative and Secretary of Meredith House; Baptist Stu- dent Union, ' 53-54; Wigwam Cover Design, ' 54 MBJP- i t t t t ♦ ■ PEGGY ELLEN COLE, wearing " Tob Revenue ' s T. Coleman Andrews. scholarship from Internal memoirs of ' 53- ' 54 1953-54 will go down as the period of the hi-bomb, Ike ' s efforts to balance a top-heavy budget and a host of other sombre events. But on the brighter side the Shafer-Franklin Street domain will remember this academic term as they will few others. For instance, this year will go down as the Year One for RPI sports, with the Green Devils ' admission into the Little Six (now Seven) Conference. Then too, the pert red head of Miss Appomattox (also named Peggy Ellen Cole) brightened the news columns for RPI as it received the coronet of the 1953 Tobacco Festival Queen. 58 te♦:f J ' t 1 % ■ • ■ • -J And for sooth, the Southern Association honored the college by granting it individual accreditation, and praised the strides it has made in the past decades. And who could forget the Yankee weather with a Southern Drawl that turned the roads to ice and deposited up to six inches of . . . (it couldn ' t have been snow!) S ' X PLUS ONE. The numeral on captain Jim Ward ' s jersey tells the ta of the G:een Devils ' entrance into the " Little Seven. " WITH a Southern Drawl? " A UNIQUE INSTITUTION, " says Dean H. H. Hibbs in announcing RPI ' s accreditati( by the SAC. t , C i t t ♦; FACULTY 4 - ft ' • -« t ,♦■• ' • ' • ' ■ i-i i ' :;-i :l RELAXING A MOMENT WITH HIS BOOKS, DEAN HIBBS CONTEMPLATES THE FUTURE OF HIS EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY. Dean Henry H. Hibbs, A.B., Cumberland College (Ky); A.M., Brown University; Ph.D., Columbia University. To you who have so lately been engaged in completing your education at RPI let me offer my sincerest congratulations. You have in no small way contributed to that pride which we mutually share for the educational phil- osophy of this institution. Each one of you has had a large part In re-affirm- ing my belief that RPI holds a distinct and generous share not only in the future of the South, but of other sections of the country as well. While your program here has been primarily vocational or professional, you have, no doubt, come to realize that no limitations have been placed on your indi- vidual cultural aspirations. By tempering a solid core of professional train- ing with elected cultural subjects you have participated in an experience whose benefits will increase with each year. In parting, may I add that it has been a privilege to have had a hand in furthering your education. Now as you go out to serve your state and nation let my best wishes go with you. H. H. HIBBS, Dean 62 meet the cleans Student activities, administration matters, and faculty affairs were only a few of the daily problems which were carried across the thres- hold and Into the office of Dr. Margaret Johnson. The principal coordinator between faculty, students, and administration, Dr. Johnson could often be found, too busy to take a lunch hour, with a sandwich In one hand, a pencil In the other, balancing a tele- phone and a notebook. DEAN WESTOVER KEEPS A CLOSE WATCH ON THE INSTRUCTIONAL ASPECTS Of RPI. Or. H. Tudor Westover, Dean of Instruction; B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Missouri. Acting In a liaison capacity between the faculty and administration. Dr. H. Tudor Westover maintains a close check on the quality of Instruction at RPI. In addition to his duties as Dean of Instruction, Dr. Westover fills In his " spare time " with numerous com- mittee meetings, organizes the Sum- mer School program and directs housing arrangements In the two men ' s dormitories. New to RPI In 1952, he has long since become a familiar and friendly man on campus. BEHIND HER CONSTANTLY BUSY DESK, DR. JOHNSON PAUSES TO AID A STUDENT IN HIS QUEST FOR HELP. Dr. Margaret L. Johnson, Dean of Students, Head of the Department of Modern Languages; A.B., Barnard College; AM, Ph D , Columbia University. 63 , . t I f edward p. aller Assistant Professor of Physical Educati B.S. Rhode Island State College Ed.M.. Boston University I. wayne batty Assistant Professor of Music B.M.E.P., Illinois Wesleyan University B.M., Kansas City Conservatory M.M., Chicago Musical Colleae leslie lacy beadles Assistant Professor of Music B.M., Chicago Musical College M.Ed., Phillips University veria beckwith Assistant Professor of Distributive Education B.S., Eureka College B.S., Prince School of Retailing, Simmons College M.Ed., University of Buffalo marianne I. bendall Business Staff Admissions Secretary V. Joseph bieliauskas Professor of Clinical and Applied Psychology B.A., University of Vilkaviskis M.A., Ph.D. .University of Tuebingen, Germany Certified Clinical Psychologist maurlce bonds Head of Department of Fine Arts B.F.A., Richmond Professional Institute M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University Art Students ' League, New York Traveling Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts e. allan brown Assistant Professor of English A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina pearl mcd. burford Associate Professor of Education B.S., M.A., Columbia University jewett Campbell Assistant Professor of Art Art Students ' League, New York Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Hans Hofmann School of Art drury h. cargill Assistant Professor of Advertising B.J., M.A., University of Missouri l ;W»i|«ffil8IR!eflBliM!Stiil)Ji£!liiiti H»ii!i8ei) Jt!bigit!Jitt charles w. carlson Associate Professor of Business Administration B.A., Bard College M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University sara k. clay Business Staff Assistant Registrar charles willlam craig Associate Professor of Music FA, GO,, Fellow, American Guild of Organists John carrington cross Instructor in Englisfi B.A., University of Ricfimond M.A., University of Nortfi Carolina nadia danilevsky Instructor m Statist. cs Graduate, Moscow University Fellowship, Graduate School of Social Economy, Bryn Mawr College, Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina alice davis Professor of Sociology A,B., Radcliffe College MS., Social Work, Richmond Professional Institute Ph D., University of North Carolina howard hunter davis Professor of Government and Economics A,B., University of Richmond PhD., Johns Hopkins University allan a. eastman Assistant Professor of Arts and Crafts B,A , State Teachers College, Buffalo Diploma in Art Education, Pratt Institute Diploma in Design, Vesper George School of Art r. hill fleet Manager, Evening College B.S., Richmond Professional Institute 65 . . t Hfl!iliaf!iligWI8r3!i)li !lMgSMiil ' tMi iiWroi«i« bunyan b. fortune Business Staff Auditor charles a. b. foster Associate Professor of Engineering Manager, Department of Engineering (V.P.I.) B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute alberta frerichs Assistant Professor of Business B.S., Kearney State Teachers College Diploma, Gregg College, Chicago M Ed., University of Nebraska jane b. gladding Instructor in Chemistry B.A., Smith College Technician, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research ralph e. green Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics B.S.Tri-State College M.S., University of Alabama phyll is k. gyorkey Insfi -uctor in Drami jtic Art B.S.. M A,, Northw eslern Un iver! lity Cert ificate in Radic 1, Pasader laPh jyhou! Sum imer School, Sti ratford-0( tAv( 3n thorn as r. hart Assi stanl Professor of Business B5. , Ed.M., University of Bu ffalo Illlie haupt Coll ege Nurse newell highsmith Business Staff Hostess Founders Hall John ten eyck hilton Head of the Department of Commercial Art B F A , Yale School of Fine Arts raymond hodges Faculty Chairman of Art School Head of Department of Dramatic Art B.S,, State Teachers College, Bloomsburg, Pennsylv M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University ♦ ♦.♦♦♦ Bai»?-it»iiiW!l!it:3M.i!J,Wlirig8?HiMtiii ' " ritnrjJTJWCTnvtfirnniimiiMiinii ' Hi Ntjyiiiiii ' wn milton hull Associate Professor of Art Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts ruth h. hyland Associate Professor of Art Education B.S., University of Illinois M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University marvin I. ingram Associate Professor of Economics B.A., University of North Carolina M.A., Ph.D., New York University george t. kalif Professor of Social Work B.A., M.A., M.S. W., Tulane University Ph.D., Harvard University mary e. kapp Professor of Chemistry A.B., University of North Carolina AA.A., Duke University Ph.D., University of North Carolina Joseph kidd Instructor in Art B.F. A., Richmond Professional Institute Susan m. lough Instructor in History B.A., MA., Ph.D., University of Chicago elizabeth luce Business Staff Secretary to the Dean rosamond mccanless Assistant Professor and Librarian A.B., Converse College A.B. in Library Science and MA., University of North Carolina irrounded by graphic arts equipment, Mr. Maurice Bonds pauses to survey the 67 ' •• ; ! • • ♦• . • .-♦ » .; John m. mcmillan Assistant Professor of Psychology B.A., Wake Forrest M.A., Ph.D., Duke University Beatrice v. marion instructor in Marriage Relations A.B., University of Minnesota M.A., University of North Carolina mary Virginia marks Professor of Distributive Education B. A., Sweet Briar College Diploma, Sorbonne, France wiley s. martin Instructor in Commercial Art B.F. A., Richmond Professional Institute Kenneth Zimmer and Dr. H. Tud owship to a foreign student. Westover extend a hand of maxie dan mason Instructor in Commercial Art B.F. A., Richmond Professional Institute alger y. maynard Assistant Professor of Education B.S., Virginia Military Institute M.A., University of Virginia elizabeth h. messick Professor of Occupational Therapy O.T.R. Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Maryland Institute Chief, Occupational Therapy Branch, Department of the Army hazel mundy Head of the Department of Costume Design Traphagen School of Fashion, New York McDowell School of Costume Design, New York helen f. norton Assistant Professor of Distributive Education Wellesley College Certificate, Prince School of Store Service Education, Simmons College theresa pollak Professor of Art B.S., University of Richmond Harvard University Art Students ' League, Nev York I. c. repucci Instructor in Psychology B.S., Kings College, Pennsylvania Hannah c. reynolds Instructor in Distributive Education B.S., State Teachers College, Farmville M.S., Richmond Professional Institute waiter I. richards, jr. Assistant Professor of Biology B.S., Virginia Military Institute M.A., University of Virginia albert a. rogers Associate Professor of History B.A., University of Richmond M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia ACAOEMrCIAN ithena sampson Instructor in Business B.S., Radford College of Virginia Polytechnic Institute veronta shamp Instructor in Costume Design and Clothing Construction B.S., North Dakota State College aileen shane Professor of Psychiatric Social Work A.B., Converse College M.S.S., Smith College, School of Social Work volney shepard Professor of Music B.A., Washington State College B.M., M.M., Chicago Musical College Explaining scholarship progr Mr John M. Sneliing advises students. 69 ■i; : -: .v. .iii ♦ : c. franklin shepperson Assistant Professor of Art William and Mary Extension John marshall snelling Assistant Professor of Sociology B.A., M.A., University of Richmond William p. spence Instructor in Industrial Arts B.S., Southeast Missouri State College M.Ed,, University of Missouri gladys tedder Business Staff Veterans Co-ordinator donald b. tennant Professor of Musical Education B.S., Ohio State College M.M., University of Michigan Ph.D., State University of Iowa frank b. thornburg, jr. Assistant Professor of Journalisn B.S., University of Tennessee M.A., University of Florida jane j. vogeley Instructor in Distributive Education B.S., Richmond Professional Institute M.S., New York University lois mcgregor washer Associate Professor of Recreational Leadership B.S., Carnegie Institute of Technology M.S., Richmond Professional Institute John t. woodland Associate Professor of Biology A.B., A.M., Boston University M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University miles walker woods Assistant Professor of English A.B., Vanderbilt University M.A., Peabody College paul I. worden Instructor in Cornmercial Art kenneth zimmer Professor of Business Education B.S., New York University M.A., Ed.D., Columbia University 70 ' 4 ' ' ♦ " ' •• ' ♦ ♦ ' ♦■ .• ' ■- ' ' ' actwities ' " ? ■ ' y ■ ' ' ' vO l l • .- ,-. - • J 1 " _J „ ' MWpi ■ " " ' " " i - f jg jii|i f f i5 5 — -= er_-f i?. ' - S5S r W S ' ? UM — liHi j " -r " . - • - Sjjs ■v -l v 1 ' ' . •. ,?WHB. 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MBiaa _j p f - - ' -i v ' - y pi — j:l J 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ ' i iiiftm B ' - ' ■ ' fl pr -- - ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ — • - » i T r- " - " . ■■■■1 1 .• T- ;jB«iK.i» -A u 1 1 H ' ' T-r y - t.- j:» j ijim m 1 1 ii 1 1 1 " • " ' - .•• H »Mf iiiiiB ' ' .riii«iPi ' a ■ ■■ ' -. BiHiai 2 iiSi aB ■MPfF ■■■■■B fcggvrjLj .. - j ' : Hi 1 1 1 1 1 a 1 n — - - ■ ' • i , ;f M H i B — - — " ' ■MHIr ' Miai 1 . 1 H .- ■■BB H - Jt ' lf ' " " MfByVr ? Si 1 -y™ 1 1 1 1 — 1 1 - - - r " ' " - ■ ■■: -- ' i-v.- V ' - -- 7 — ' ••■ ' ■ • ' ■ ' ■■:■■ • . ■ i»sffisiwjUB! !a«»flSL ' aaflHai ' «i)»iwKmiBMB » » ♦ ♦ liijjMli»SMiWtJMi«liM!iiiii!i!i iiaHiiagasaagaBy q«i»q MiiauMUMM aiHiMw BgaM«iM S.G.A. student democracy The underlying philosophy of the Student Government Association is the belief that students can effectively govern themselves, tempered by the knowledge and guidance of superiors, and work towards a democratic spirit and understanding of others. Giving individual voice to the student, and serving as a sounding board for the basic right of the person to argue and think for himself, the SGA works for the benefit of all. Since official restriction without representation is contrary to the funda- mental principle of academic freedom, the Council functions as a medium between the organizations and the administration. As a channel of free inquiry, the meetings afford the student a chance to question freely and form his own opinions while viewing them In relation to the Ideas of others. In addition to the four officers elected each spring after a period of petition- ing and campaigning, the Student Government is comprised of representa- tives from each class, dormitory, and organization on campus. During weekly meetings, presided over by President Don Carter, the entire Council discusses motions brought up by the Executive Committee or by members. The Inter-Dorm Council, Executive Committee, hHonor Council, and Elec- tions Committee are all under the jurisdiction of the SGA with Vice President Charlotte Wallln presiding over the dormitory presidents. Working with Don and Charlotte to make a more efficient government this year have been Secretary Peggy Fowler, a Junior, and Sophomore, Tom Monahan as treasurer. The " grass-roots " of democracy at RPI are manifested through the activities of this group, serving as a mediator between the student and administrative levels. The binding force for the entire college, the Student Government Association legislates all phases of school life. 75 LEADING THE WAY ALONG ACADEMIC PATHS. Front: Meredith Moon, Cliff Belcher; Center: Alice Nev Katzenberg. Bob Sanderson; Rear: Dot Blanks, Nc jr. marshals Lending a dash of color to the dark sobriety of aca- demic processions and blending in with the rainbow of academic hoods, the tri-colored sashes of junior marshals add to the dignity of convocations and graduation. Elected by vote of the Senior Class, the half-dozen marshals light the path and lead the way for the robed and tassled figures as they attend com- pulsory assemblies or approach the climax of college life. 76 EJiSiWHfiieCW«faOf7C fi«kXJWIflaoKracxjBM«. Underlying the democratic spirit and legislative powers of the Student Government Association In an advisory capacity is the Executive Committee. Consisting of the four class presidents, the SGA officers, and the dean of students, the Committee, a minia- ture President ' s Cabinet, lays the foundations upon which the Council builds. In weekly meetings held prior to the regular SGA sessions, blueprints of projects and proposals are drawn up, and resolutions to be presented the entire legislative body are discussed. Plans for the formal Opening, Mid-Winter, and May Dances, selecting candidates for the first hlomecoming Queen, and screening applicants for the SGA scholarship were among the duties of this group. executive committee LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS UPON WHICH THE SGA BUILDS ARE THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Dr. Margaret Johnson; Norma Berk, freshman president; Jill Meske, sophomore president; Tom Monahan, SGA treasurer; Charlotte Wallin, SGA vice president; Don Carter, SGA president; Peggy Fowler, SGA secretary; Arnold Lucas, senior president, and Lee Wehr. junior president. Hil IS-- TgSr « • • women ' s honor council DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF INHERENT PRINCIPLES. Foreground: Charlotte Wallin, president ex-officio; Bet Simpson, speaker; Meredith Moon; center: Jill Meske, Shirley May, Pat Bowry, and Laura Fanning; background: Ginny Fyke and Kitty Nemir. The concept of honor embodied in the RPI hHonor Code specifies that indi- vidual conscience is the primary court before which are tried all manners of cases involving the integrity of man. Honor, the code maintains, is not respon- sible to external discipline but rather it stems from the volition of the unfet- tered mind. This is the precise ideal set forth by the founders of the honor sys- tem nearly three centuries ago. That same principle is the guiding factor of the honor system today; Honor is unconditional. Each person by his very presence on earth is bound to its recognition . . . 78 • • ; %:V - : BUfllHlSflWXfiiiii. ' ommaBBmMiKHSHniwio men ' s honor council ENCOURAGING ACTIVE ADMISSION OF THE IDEALS OF HONOR. Foreground: Leo N Don Carter, president exofficio; second row: Arnold Lucas, Charlie Mahon, J ' " ' Katzenberg, Jim McCoart, Chris Harrington; fourth: Bill o ' Connell, Gene Lanning , speaker, and third: Norman background: Cliff Belcher. ... It Is towards the preservation of these principles rather than the prosecu- tion of infringements of explicit laws that the honor council is dedicated. By encouraging active adnnission of the student ' s inherent ideals of honor the Council continually works toward those ends. And by constantly reminding the student of his duty of maintaining his honor not only in the classroom but in all phases of college activity the hlonor Council helps to promote a better society. From the time an RPI student enters college and first signs the Honor Pledge all through his lifetime he is conscious of his responsibility to its ideals. 79 ■4i .-.f f , . You can search the whole world over, thumb through Webster, ask all the learned scholars, and consult the book of synonynns in search of flowery phrases, but no matter what you come up with it is still . . . beauty What would college be like if the traditional pause were not taken to recognize the fairer element on campus? Who is the spiritless soul who would object to a class departing from the more mun- dane matters of rings and dues to praise its queens? Who? Cer- tainly no one at RPI. No sir, the student body turned out in full force to elect Miss Rosalie Johnson its I 954 May Queen and Miss Jane Steele her attendant. And the Student Council saw to it that the annual Apple Blossom Festival at Winchester received a pro- per representative in Miss Nancy Mitteldorfer. And, to be sure, the four classes chose their prettiest and sent them ofT to tele- celebrity Dave Garroway for final selection. No, it ' s doubtful that you ' ll find a cynic so hard at heart that he would admit that what he sees on the succeeding pages isn ' t beauty. dave garroway rosalie Johnson The queen of the may, the queen of the month of beauty, the month of the beginning. Presiding over the bevy of beauties, ably representing RPI ' s lovliest R- salie set off to perfection the memories of our last few days of college life. 80 .OTHiS)OK»HiOOyWUMnWMOlWW«»w««ioow apple blossom representative nancy mitteldorfer may queen attendant jane Steele 81 ' 4 ' •■ ■ ' ■ •«■ ( .■■ ■■ -. i,j;:i!i! ' ,i a!ai«amBtB!t!!iftti!«iaiiisifflini:iiii ' sweethearts senior attendant Carolyn barker sen or sweetheart eleanor roberts 82 junior sweetheart meredith moon lunior attendant Sandra shumate sophomore sweetheart millie rosenberg sophomore attendant carol hill freshman sweetheart betsy reid freshman attendant suzie marble ■ ♦♦ cotillion club meredith moon louise wine milli rosenberg retta robins kitty nemir president vice-president secretary treasurer sga representative Symbolized by the traditional Cotillion figure highlighting the annual fall and spring formals, the Cotillion Club weaves the social interests of women students together. In the candle-glow of formal initiations, over the intense bidding of bridge tables, through the cultural pursuits of regular programs, and by the intangible benefits of civic projects, members share the advantages of common Interests and social fellowship. : -. - . %. - ' . • •,♦• german club cliff blecher irwin miller mac Shackelford gerald messe arnold lucas president vice-president secretary treasurer sga representative Combining with the Cotillion Club for outings, dances, and sports events, members of the men ' s German Club gain social prestige and leaderships. Fun, formality, and friendship, these three, are the basis of club activities. The laughter and merriment of the minstrel show, soft lights and music of dinner-dances, atmosphere and spirit of the Shipwreck Dance are as much a part of the German Club tradition as are the men who have woven this tradition. BET SIMPSON SHOOTS a basket as Roth Jones, Petie Adams, Dot Quinn, Dot Neatrour, Barbara Linari, Lib Waters, and Gail Bunch await their turn. women ' s basketball One of the most important varsity teams around RPI is the Girl ' s Basketball team. They have regularly scheduled games with other schools in the vicinity, and tension is at a parti- cularly high level when William and Mary or the Division are played. The girls really come all out and " play the game. " The competitive spirit rules, and excitement is the order of the day. This year, the cheerleaders helped the spirit at the girls ' games also. - 86 ' H ' iil ' - Upon complet-ion of Its roughest schedule ever, RPI compiled its best record to date. This should be evidence enough that this year ' s squad was the best RPI ever boasted. It might be well to mention that in the process of winning 10 and losing 15, the Green Devils lost a few games by only one or two points, thus marking its entrance into Little Seven Lea- gue competition. On December 3, RPI met its first Southern Conference, and toughest, opponent, the University of Richmond Spiders. As the score indicated, the Spiders had the better squad, but the Green Devils did outscore them in the second half. The next encounter, with Lynchburg College, would determine how the Devils could stand up to small college competition. RPI came out on the long end of the score. The Green Devils soon lost both games to Montgomery Junior College by one point and then, some- what discouraged, victories came few and far between. As the season progressed RPI took both games from Lynchburg, Gallaudet, and Union Seminary. On February 15, the Devils started a four game winning streak, the longest an RPI team ever compiled. Union Seminary fell first, followed by three revenge victories over MCV, Wilson Teachers, and Shenandoah College. The big gun for RPI this season was forward Jim Ward, who broke two school records and was the second highest scorer In the state. Ward broke the sea- son point output record with 498 tallies and the single game total with 38. Ward was later named on the all Little Seven League first string. men ' s basketball WINNERS ARE WORKERS, Coach Ed Allen reminds the team. Seated: Fermon Ragan, Jim Ward, Easy Ed McCauley, Leo Allen. Standing: Ed MarkofF, Cliff Belcher, Leo Nowak, Norman Katzenberg, Braden Diggs, Bill Marshall, Ed Peeples, Ray Shiner, Arnold Lucas. ' 4 ■♦• - ■ ' bet Simpson president jean brown vice-president barbara keesee secretary jane brown treasurer lou marret sga representative gail bunch historian Every girl who registers at RPI automatically becomes a member of the Women ' s Athletic Association. The active members of this club are the ones who participate in the various intramural and varsity sports, both as players and as spectators at the game. This year, the variety and scope of the different sports have really been wide. They have been volleyball, basketball, badminton, swimming, archery, tennis, and table tennis. Each one has been enthusiastically sup- ported, with the competitive spirit between the dorms espe- cially high. The intramural competition for the various sports ' dorm plaques has been terrific, and the girl-boy varsity basketball game was really a sight to see. women s athletic association WAA MEMBERS, Gail Bunch, Mary Luke, Helen Overstreel, Dorothy Quinn, Barbara Keesee, Dorothy Neatrour and Miss Dorothy Milliard, their sponsor, talk over the next basketball game. 88 . ' . . PORING OVER PUBLICITY on the sports page with Coach Ed Allen are No seated: Ed MarkofF, Leo Nowak, Ed McCauley, and Ferm Ragan. Katienberg and Jim Ward, jim ward president dick Jones vice-president norman katzenberg secretary ferm ragan sga representative monogram Interest in varsity teams has risen this year, and the Monogram club has aided this spirit. The clubs originally formed to further and foster the spirit at the games, and to give recognition to those players who have earned varsity letters. Besides their regular duties of encouraging athletics, friendly relations with other schools ' teams, and good sportsmanship, the club has maintained a poster in the cafeteria announcing the various varsity games and their dates. All in all, the Monogram Club does a lot to help school spirit, and participation in the different varsity sports. -4 89 V 4 ' ' ? ' • ' f , 7. f f,-f ♦. sports ONE OF RPI ' s proudest claims on the courts, Helen Overstreet, works in a little back-hand practice in the gym. In an atmosphere where education Is the primary consideration, competitive Teamwork and individual sportsmanship never suffer at the hands of com- mercial interests, and there is always room for genuine enthusiasm. As moderate as RPI ' s athletic program may appear it nevertheless is broad enough to invite participation by a large segment of the college, and inspire interest in nearly the whole student body. From varsity basketball to intra- mural badminton, from tennis to ping-pong and swimming the competition Is keen, the sportsmanship clean. THE DEVILS ' DRIVER hii Allen quietly surveys I prospects. ■ - JANE SURRANT of Founders attempts to maneuver the ball past Petie Adams of Shafer while Shafer miss, Archie Blaha moves in to help. LIFE AND COLOR on the court provided by cheerleaders Whit LeCompte and Bud Clopton (standing), and Betty Shealy, Alice Newman, Gwen Oberg and Joan Levin (left to right front). DEVIL WILLIE MARSHALL blocks a Randolph-Macon shot in little Seven action at RPI ' s gym. - 91 ► the proscript First semester second semester faye A ebb marian gatley bob halsted davis moore torn monahan mac Shackelford sally moore bill matheny clarke brockman f. b. thornburg, jr. editor-in-chief editor managing editor news editor sports editor feature editor society editor circulation manager advertising manager staff adviser torn monahan editor-in-chief roger comley managing editor barbara keesee news editor bernard ghiselin sports editor ruth robertson society editor albert reynolds feature editor william willis circulation manager azile bullington advertising manager barbara linari business manager f. b. thornburg, jr. staff adviser PROSCRIPT STAFF MEMBERS discuss the latest issue during a weekly critique sessi ■ L ' - A ' . « • " •- " . V V , r.- GATHERED AROUND THE NEWS DESK, Jerry Spiker, Tom Monahan, Ma concentrate on heads and dummies. an Gatley, and Sharon Saks Some 25 student journalists gain professional experience on the weekly six-page Proscript writing copy, reading proof, and in general, applying in practice what they learn in theory. Boasting a circulation of 1 ,500 the Prescript has won several state and national awards for journalistic excellence. By presenting not only the written word, but, also the pictorial story the paper provides the student body with a well-rounded account of campus news. Covering more than 25 beats each week Proscript reporters pour hundreds of column Inches of copy into the newsroom by Thursday afternoon deadline. Straight factual news is not the only diet fed student readers as timely features and constructive editorials provide entertainment and food for thought as well as information. CHARLIE MAHON AND BARBARA LINARI the copy " down at the printers. " PORING OVER WIRE-COPY, Roger Comley and Mr. Frank B. Thornburg suggest an idea to Marian Gatley, as she pauses from her typing. 93 ► itb liiKiiis bll i i. 1 " IT 7 CARNIVAL AND VARIETY SHOW r::J rcJ • ■ ■ •■• VARIETY SHOW Winding up the night ' s entertainment, the Art Students (and others, too) moved over to the Shafer Playhouse to witness another greatly anticipated custom — The Variety Shov . Already warmed up at the Carnival, the audience quickly caught the spirit of a Muscovite duo pantomiming Russian Utopia, and " Shady " Thomp- son ' s famous dance. For better than two hours a packed house thundered its applause as the tops in campus talent sang and danced its way across the stage of " Studio One. " From the folk songs of the Hills of Carolina to the frolicsome number describing Lizzie Borden ' s exploits in Massachusetts . . . from curtain to cur- tain . . . the show was a sparkler. X X 4 ' V-: fs. «, mz gras The gayety and laughter of Mardi Gras fades with the dis- carded costumes, but the sparkle and memory of the annual ASL event grows ever brighter in retrospect. " OBIE " LEAVES THE REALM OF PSYCHOLOGY long enough to watch the antics of acuity chaperones and cJancing students. GRADS AND UNDERGRADS crowd into the John Marshall for Annual Alumni Dance. Four aces and oulside-queen at Mid-Winters (Right). Gala affairs, these RPI dances! Every- one all decked out in her finest, the girls ' dorms a bevy of beautiful dress- es, then the men arrive . The moment is at hand. Amid an array of decora- tions, the students sway to the soft music, dancing into the dreams of later years. A RARELY PHOTOGRAPHED baker ' s dozen that is usually concerned with the photos of others. Wigwam staffers line up in the cramped quarters of 908. Seated (left to right): John Frawner, advertising; Rose Abbott, art; Ruth Jones, Faye Pollock and Marg Swingle, feature; standing (left to right): Braden Diggs, advertising; Doug Hurd, Business Manager; Chick Larsen, Art Editor; Dot Moore, Assistant Editor; Marian Gatley, Feature Editor; Charlie Mahon, copy boy; Betty Yates, and Jack Cromer, art. wigwam staff The drama stemming from the Wigwam Office on the third floor, Drama Building this year rivaled the histrionic atmosphere prevalent in the other halls of 908. Putting the yearbook together was a mixture of tragedy, comedy, and burlesque spiced by the flavor of an extravaganza. The mystery of lost copy, stray pictures, and frustrated staff fused gradually into the miracle play of the year when the Wigwam went to press. The prologue began in the fall when the foundation for nine months ' work was laid, continued through various scenes and acts, and finally emerged into the spotlight as a star. As in any drama, the behind-the-scenes workers uphold the star and bask in her glory as she takes the bows. BUSINE-SS FEtATUR -»■»•♦,♦ » . •■ ♦ ♦ ♦ • « r-4 ' - - •■r ' ■ ; •, t, Ha- ' . a « -. 4 « :.Vr ■■ • ' ■ ■ " - -- ■.♦■ ' ♦-? The organizational spirit which allows a student to find himself and express his own personal annbitions weaves individual personalities into a tapestry bound together by common dreams. Sharing his ideas and talents with contemporaries through the medium of clubs and organizations, the student gains perspective while uniting in fellowship with others of similar interests. Bringing his own aspirations to the group, he Is inspired by others and in turn influences them. Striving to find his niche, the student seeks a stabilizing force to guide him in the search for Independence and Individuality — a basic need for a power beyond his own ego, a feeling which stems from the security of belonging. Through communal living in dormitories and clubs, he shares part of his personality with others, forming a complete mosaic of individual tiles. Various aspects of his life, aesthetic, spiritual and professional attitudes are fulfilled In the groups which comprise the art league, the religious clubs, and the departmental organizations. These groups enrich the student and unite him with others, binding them together In a spirit of true friendship. ■ 102 ► mi " " 4-. fc 4 « club guide ART STUDENTS ' LEAGUE DIVISION art students ' league accidental advertising art fashion fine art interior design theatre associates RELIGIOUS CLUBS DIVISION baptist student union canterbury newman Wesley foundation PROFESSIONAL CLUBS DIVISION advertisers ' distributors ' future business leaders of america occupational therapy psychology society of student engineers DORMITORIES DIVISION day students ' league shafer house moore house 712 franklin lafayette lee house founders hall 828 park meredith house ritter-hickok 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 103 art students ' league division The aesthetic quality of the student ' s personality finds its creative expression through the Art Students ' League. The voice of a piano, color of a sketchboard, beat of a chisel, and swish of a curtain are allied towards the cultural goal pursued by man. Through the half-dozen clubs which connprise the League, the student follows his own particular interest, whether it be musical, artistic, or dramatic, while striv- ing with others for aesthetic expression. Mardi Gras, the Carnival and Variety Show, and the annual New York trip are the tangible evidences of group participation, while intangible benefits are also derived from united endeavors. The Accidental and Advertising Art, Fashion and Fine Art, Interior Design Clubs, and The Theatre Associates, sharing their ideas and talents, function together in League activities. The distinguishing elements of the in- dividual groups combine to form the distinctive unity the ASL. art students ' league erving covert president libby taylor vice-president annis trout secretary Julie phillips treasurer Caroline huff sga representative Mardi Gras, with its costumes and laughter, the sights and sounds of New York in the spring, and an exciting trip along a carnival midway will always be remembered by the members of the Art Students ' League. This year school spirit flowered when the annual Variety Show was repeated for the benefit of the Wigwam. Left to right, seated: libby Taylor, Barbara Hart, Pat Borl ey, Jo Matalas, Caroline HufF, Julie Phillips. Standing: Mr. Raymond Hodges, Florence Boyd, Anne Shaner, and Milton Christy; foreground: Erving Covert. • ll ti. - 4. • ♦ ♦ Piano keys blend the voices of music students into a harmony of friendship. Left to right; Gloria Clark, Milton Christy, Barbara Harvey, Helen Simmons, and Mr. Charles W. Craig, Jr. milton christy president gloria dark vice-president Barbara harvey secretary jane Steele . " : treasurer Helen simmons sga representative accidental The beat of percussions sefs the cadence for Accidental Club activities. The organization, comprised of music majors, fosters the social and musical spirit of members through discussions, practice, and parties. Sponsoring two operas presented by the Music School, " Amahl and the Night Visitors " and " Trouble in Tahiti " was the group ' s main project, while the Sunday afternoon concerts were also an important part of the students ' lives. M 106 ► - " . ' •%:.♦■♦■,♦ advertising art bob powell president sonny Hopkins vice-president joan cope secretary-treasurer florence boyd sga representative Colors of a sketchboard and Implements in a tacklebox symbolize the Ad- vertising Art Club, an educational and social organization of the Com- mercial Art Department. Through the words of professional speakers at regular meetings, often with the Advertisers Club, the student gains a deep- er meaning for his classroom instruction, and visualizes the future in relation to his present pursuits. ketches a rough while Joan Cope, and Bob Powell Change of seasons brings changes of wardrobe, on a sketchboard, and in a tangible form. Renee Lampros, Patsy Borkey, lu Catling, Ginny Fyke, Mrs. Hazel Mundy add the finishing touches to a win- ter coat. pat borkey president ginny fyke vice-president renee lampros secretary-treasurer della atkins sga representative fashion A parallel level of artistic unity as manifested in the entire Art Students ' League is found in nniniature in tfie Fashion Club. Weaving the two depart- nnents of costume design and fashion illustration together, the club provides a pattern for students in either field. A common interest in clothes, from the sketchboard to the sewing machine, is the basis for planned activities, whether they be of the professional or social nature. M 108 ■ i :♦• ■ ■ ♦ The smell of leather, hardness of granite, and splash of paint bring the craft, fine art, and art education majors together In the Fine Arts Club. Semi-monthly dinner meetings, pre- senting films and lecturers, aid the student in deepening his aesthetic interest and expres- sions. Proceeds from the annual auction of students ' work go towards a tuition fellow- ship presented by the group to an art major. ed woods president betty ann sowder vice-president dorothy moore secretary libby forrest treasurer paul miller sga representative mr. charles renick sponsor fine arts Under the beat of chisels, space and form combine into patterns, as Ed Wood and Mr. Charles Renick, foreground, Betty Ann Sowder, Julie Phillips, Dorothy Moore, and libby Forrest complete individual projects. An idea becomes a room on paper as Jack Ryan, Jo Matalas, David Hunter, Barbara Jarrett, and Bob Anderson plan a color scheme for a home. jo matalas president david hunter vice-president barbara jarrett secretary jack ryan treasurer bob anderson sga representative Future dreams become tangible realities through swatches of material, wash-drawings of plans, and production of scale- models for members of the Interior Design Club. Field trips and professional speakers help to enlighten the student and stimulate his interest in the field. Furnishing a research room or practical library for the department was the main project of the group this year. interior design The lights dim, a hush comes over the audience, and the curtain goes up on the excitement of a midway or the smartness of a modern apartment, as the Theatre Associates aid the Drama Depart- ment in another presentation. Comprised of drama majors, the group presents speakers from the hHollywood and New York scene, and chooses students each year to receive the " hlodges ' Award " for outstanding dramatic ability. " Bell, Book, and Candle " and " Lilliom " were only two of the productions in which members appeared this year. theatre associates • of color and gaiety reigns in the pre logue of " Lill Barbara hart president jo lowenthal vice-president Helen shaduck secretary lee pauley treasurer judy rutenberg sga representative The magic of a enact a scene fn odern witch colony captivates the audience as Libby Taylo 1 " Bell, Book, and Candle " Holloway, Dick Beatly, and Bennett Wilson i% • ;; «. .y. religious clubs division A deep spiritual strain underlying the super- ficiality of the student is manifested in the activities of the religious clubs. These groups, offering guidance to the individual, aid him in establishing a sense of values between the various aspects of his personality and enrich him in the unconscious search for Christian Ideals. Whether he be Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, or Episcopalian, the individual discovers others, professing the same beliefs, united together for a fuller expression of their faith. The light of an open doorway, color of a stained-glass window, and majesty of a saintly statue instill a spirit of reverence in the hearts of individuals of different faiths, binding them together in their common profession of Christian doctrines. M 2 s:y - Virginia Harvey, Nancy Dyer, Cynthia Touclistone, Anna Margaret Johnson, Billie Wills, and Barbara Harvey, in the dusk of twilight, pause for a moment of fellowship. anna m. Johnson president ff A ' ' ' ■ " ' ' ' " vice-president f f f f ff f 1 I Carolyn barker 2nd vice-president ff nancy dyer sga representative f ff ff ff T Virginia harvey director union Emphasizing religious loyalty and Christian spirit, the Baptist Student Union fulfills the spiritual aspect of the Baptist Stu- dent ' s life. The common denominator between church and college, the group sponsored " Your Life Week " in February during which " Christianity in Your Life " was stressed by nightly speakers. New students were welcomed at the annual BSU picnic, one of the first functions of the school year, and Sunday fellowship gatherings were held. IP-, ■ te canterbury In the Canterbury Club, the Episcopal student finds a brotherhood of contemporaries interested in strengthening the common bonds between church and school. Dinner meetings with speakers and panel discussions held twice a month aid the members in understanding their religion, and corporate communions and breakfasts inspire in them a deeper meaning for their beliefs. Carolyn dobbins John schafer sue woodward alice tennyson elaine schafer president vice-president secretary treasurer sga representative Leigh RIbble, Alice Tennyson, Elaine Schafe ected light. John Schafer, and Carolyn Dobbins gathe 114 ■- " 5?K !; In the shadow of the Blessed Virgin Mar stand the Newman Club officers, Fathe George Gormley, Charles Mahon, Fran Marchione, Miss Genevieve Cummings, Tor Monahan, and Ambrose Parker. Instilling in the Catholic student a reverent love and knowledge of the church, the Newman Club guides him in uniting the spiritual and worldly aspects of his personality. In addition to talks by outstanding members of the clergy and laity, panels and group discussions are also presented at the semi- monthly meetings. Communion breakfasts, some sponsored jointly with other colleges in the area, and a spring outing were highlights this year. newman ambrose parker president torn monahan vice-president miriam cornejo secretary frank marchione treasurer Charles mahon sga representative 115 Following the blessing, Wesley Foundation officers prepare to dine. Left to right: Morris Vaughan, Hilda Sours, Sally Eppes, Jane Steele, Rev. J. F. White, Mr. Edward Bridgeman, Joan William, Jacqueline Steele. wesley foundation Hilda sours alien culverhouse sally eppes jane Steele morris vaughan president vice-president secretary treasurer sga representative A spiritual atmosphere tempered with fellowship prevails at the dinner meetings of the Wesley Foundation, a group dedicated to furthering religious interest in the Methodist student. During the early spring, the Roslyn Conference, a state-wide gathering of college students, met for a weekend of friendship and worship, " hiands Across the Sea, " a program by foreign students, brought the meaning of universal brotherhood closer to the members. 116 i::J-r-.!J-» ' ; professional clubs division Creating a bond between classroom instruc- tion and practical experience, the profes- sional clubs offer the student a medium through which he can express his individual personality while working with others for common goals. Spinning records, occupying idle hands, or promoting new wares, the members of the various groups combine talents and ideas into a unified program. Departmental organ- izations, supplementing classroom knowledge, heighten the interest expressed in major fields while promoting a more thorough understand- ing of the profession. The Adverti sers ' and Distributors ' Clubs, F.B.L.A., O.T., and Psychology Clubs and S.S.E., offering varied programs based on panel discussions, movies, and speakers, pro- vide an outlet for the professional and social attitudes of the members. t« ♦ ♦ » clarke brockman John Hendricks braden diggs azile bullington marilyn comer president vice-president secretary treasurer sga representative Pondering over the arts of salesmanship, dummy lay-out, and advertising copy, members of the Advertisers ' Club gain a perspective of their future problems. Through work on the Wigwam and Prescript, they obtain practical experience to supplement the theoretical knowledge of college textbooks. Station RPI, bringing the students music, spot announce- ments, and general news, is the main professional project of the group, while social events are also part of the program. An annual tradition was established in December when the club sponsored " Club La Paree, " an informal dance and floorshow. advertisers ' Leaning over his drawing-board, Clarke Brockman explains the details of an ad lay-out to Braden Diggs, Mr. Drury Cargill, John Hendricks, and Marilyn Comer. ■ A k . ' f r. T, Ti ' . : - • 4 ' i 4 iv »,■ ' P-- distributors ' Planning a new display. Distributors ' Club officers pause to admire their handiwork. Left to right: Ted Hamre, Anne Dobbyns, Jim McCoart, Mrs. Jane Vogeley, Harriet Weeks, Joan Wyman, Ed Hughes. Helping the distributive education major socially as well as profession- ally, the Distributors ' Club is a con- necting link between the classroom and the storeroom. Weekly promo- tional displays, departmental open- houses, speakers and group pro- jects serve to heighten the interest of the student in retailing and mer- chandise. During the holidays, members showed the true spirit of Christmas by collecting and distri- buting toys to the needy children of Richmond. jim mccoart joan wyman Harriet weeks anne dobbyns ted hamre mrs. jane vogeley president vice-president secretary treasurer sga representative sponsor K» r ' • 4 « The first college chapter to be organ- ized in the Old Donninion, the RPI Future Leaders of America have stim- ulated interest in the national group through initiation of new chapters, joint meetings with local high school clubs, and varied activities. In addi- tion to printing weekly news-bulletins, the group published a student direc- tory, the profits from which helped finance their spring trip to New York. Delegates were also sent to the re- gional meeting at Mary Washington College, and to the state convention In Roanoke. H mS MS 1 BJIIMft 1 pMWWWwr ohn lambert president Frank showers vice-president peggy fowler secretary morris vaughan treasurer charleen gordon reporter edgar culverhouse sga representative Heads up, the FBIA officers look to the future for the realization of their ambitions. Seated left to right: Peggy Fowler, John lambert, Frank Showers, Morris Vaughan. Standing: Dr. Kenneth Zimmer, Edgar Culverhouse, Charlene Gordon, Miss Ithena Sampson. future business leaders of america n ■ 1 ca fJI 9 » ♦ tj " M ¥ n f. f . f ' ' occupational therapy elaine johncox diane peterson mary diamond doris leavy Virginia long laurence peake president vice-president recording secretary corresponding secretary treasurer sga representative Dedicated to creating a balance between the scientific and artistic ambitions of its nnenn- bers, the Occupational Therapy Club pro- vides an outlet for professional interests as well as social needs. Host to the Virginia Oc- cupational Therapy Association meeting in December, the club also sponsored an an- nual barn dance, complete with figure callers and square dancing In the old gym. During the Christmas season, the group made and distributed gifts to children in local hospitals and entertained patients with their caroling parties. Withered muscles and unoccupied hands benefit from the bicycle-saw being operated by Diane Peterson while Virginia Long, Miss Genevieve Cummings, Laurence Peake, Elaine Johncox, Doris Leavy, and Mary Diamond watch. E - - • Dr. Henry Winthrop supervises as Nada Bear fits round peg Johnson, Richard Allen, Bernice Steinke, and Frank Green test her reaction t und holes and Rosalie Johnson bernice steinke president nada bear vice-president rosalie Johnson secretary frank green treasurer frances Johnson publicity director richard alien sga representative Promoting mental hygiene and introducing individuals to psychological service in the professional field, are the main objectives of the Psychology Club. Social and department- al activities combine to form an integral part of the pro- gram. The organization ' s scholarship, which is pre- sented to a worthy student, benefitted from the Slop-Shop party in April, featuring door- prizes and entertainment. psychology ♦,. ' f -. fv. -J- if., i " . ■, , . - ;- - ;V- ■ ' ' • ' t! " «; ' H : !•!■!■! ?? ' J X ' i-i ' ■ i J .n; v. Adjusting the transit, officers of the Society of Student Engineers prepare to take a site on their future. Left to right: Lamar Bennett, Al Petzold, George Kovorkian, Ernest Peck, John Cross, Ed Jones, and Richard Murray. ernest pack president lamar bennett secretary-treasurer ed Jones sga representative al petzold education committee gaorge kovorkian social committee richard murray physical education committee mr. John cross faculty adviser society of student engineers A junior associate of the American Society of Engineers, the Society of Student Engineers, encourages the individual in his chosen profession. Many of the members are on the co-op plan, under which they gain practical experience and classroom instruction alternately during the college years. A well-rounded program of professional, educational, social, and physical interests is the basis for the groups ' activities. • ' ♦% ' . ■! • ' ♦■ s - ' » ■■ • • ' . l • ■; ■ :♦ ;«.• :; «• •?•; dormitories division 11 " yl One might say, looking from an objective view, that the Dormitories are the most im- portant groups here. Supplying members for all other clubs, they are the " family " formed in each home away from home. Perhaps this Is their most important function — that of uni- fying the many varied people in each dormi- tory into one homogenous family that still has enough individuality to prove interesting. The dorms, through the Interdormitory Coun- cil, go a step further in unifying the purposes and governing rules of each dorm with those of the others. The government of the dorms is provided by the ofTicers, president, vice-president, secre- tary, treasurer, and freshman representative chosen from all classes, constituting the lowest court of appeals for house residents. These ofTicers also serve unofficially as hostesses in each dorm, aiding the new students in their queries about college, and helping everyone to become acquainted. Briefly, the officers, and the groups they represent, are the repre- sentatives, the voice of all students. 126 day students ' league Pat Bowry, Ted Hamre, Margaret Solari, Anne Lindsey, Earl Locklear, and John Fr, customary game of bridge in the Slop Shop. pause fo pat bowry ted hamre margaret solari earl locklear John frawner president vice-president secretary treasurer sga representative The day students, though they do not reside on campus, have an important place in social life. The Day Students ' League, one of the more active groups, has dances and fun along with the original purpose of giving a voice in student government to those who live at home. The Slop Shop is the informal gathering place of this clan, and there they may be seen day in and day out, studying, sleeping, or playing bridge. The new Activities building has rooms set aside for their use too, for relaxing or spending the night. - -K- - ' ; shafer house mary diamond gloria hall mary lou adams nancy mccoy billie munz Barbara keesee president vice-president secretary treasurer freshman representative waa representative A freshman coming to RPI with its cos- mopolitan air, often feels lost. These feelings are dispensed the first week at the pajama parties given to acquaint everyone with everyone else, old and new. Names are given, experiences swapped, and common acquaintances discussed. Shafer hfouse is known for its friendliness, and the freshmen there are given a fine welcome. Billie Munz and Nancy McCoy pause on their way upstairs to watch Mary Diamond and Gloria Hall at the Shafer House desk. t-r ' J I ' J imm.. Sarah Poole, Daisey Leedy, Jean Leftwich, Lib Waters and Gail Bunch di; front of their big picture window. moore house mary anne mead president sarah poole vice-president daisey leedy secretary jean leftwich treasurer lib waters freshman representative Then the fun begins. One of the first activities of the dorms is the Hallo- ween open house party in each girls ' dornn. The girly mirror and bobbing for apples at Moore hlouse were especially popular. Each dorm has eats and drinks, and the boys come to visit, make merry, and since the admini- stration approved it, dance their way through the floor boards. » Intently watching 712 ' s TV set are Frank Ma Bishop, Bob Sanderson and Wattle Ward. 712 w. franklin Each boys ' dorm has its game room, and these are the " off- duty " stations of many RPI Joe Colleges. The TV set Is going constantly, and the coke ma- chine sees plenty of action. Though most of the male pop- ulation migrates to the women ' s dorms, until 1 1 P.M., their own recreation rooms are well-used. wattie ward president bob Sanderson vice-president jimmie bailey secretary charles bishop treasurer andrew wainwright sga representative ■ 130 wayne blanchard eugene south bud clopton president treasurer sga representative The intramural sports in the dorms are fast and furious. Starting early in the year, competition often becomes quite fierce. Each boys ' dormitory has two teams for each sport. The winning dormitory, each year. In a specified sport, keeps the plaque for that sport the remainder of the year. lafayette I. X Wayne Blanchard, Eugene South, Arthur Meginley, and Ed Harris catch up on their culture in the hall of the boys ' dorm. s:. 131 » ♦ ♦ Joan Williams, Betty Lee Bradshaw, Dawn Moore, Jane Steele and Jacqueline Steele harmonize over the dormitory piano. lee house jane Steele president Jacqueline Steele vice-president joan Williams secretary betty lee bradshaw treasurer dawn moore freshman representative Christmas time brings customary dorm parties, but since these occur after 1 1 :00, they are closed affairs. The parlors sport huge festooned trees, and the front doors begin to look like Christmas packages themselves. Santa Claus costumes are the rage, and everyone receives presents, carols fill the air, and Lee House, the dorm next to the music building, does its share in adding to the music. t « ' 4 ' « A ■ 4 • • ♦ ■ ♦ Ldu Wine and Carol Hill watch as Jo Miller, Jane Alexander, Betty Jean Moore, and Shirley Burson gather around the Founders ' desk. founders hall jane alexander president lou wine vice-president jo miller secretary carol hil l treasurer betty jean moore freshman representative Exams are an uproar in the dornns. Actually, quiet hours are more strictly enforced, and offenders are ostracized, but nerves get to a breaking point, and things are bound to happen. Bridge parties begin to really break out, and Founders Hall is one of the dorms known for its " Pros. " Finally some enterprising soul will come up with an idea to dispell the " test twitters, " and the repercussions will be heard all over. ♦ ' ♦ ■ ■ " ♦■- •■♦;. lou marrett president Barbara jackson vice-president Barbara casper secretary Janet hall treasurer tina canforra freshman representative Living in a dormitory really does have good points. The friends you make are everlasting, and even the trials and tribulations of having to share a bathroom or the washing machine do not dampen fellowship. Many in- teresting people, beauty contest win- ners, ventriloquists, people from other lands may all be found in dorms. The night policeman is a friend, though he does shine lights in windows during the night. 828 park The mail call captures Barbara Casper, lou Marrett, Janet Hall, and Tina Canfo " ' meredith house Mickey Homuth and Betty Yate reflected in the ha mickey homuth ruth t. A illiams betty yates diane percy faye pollock president vice-president secretary treasurer freshman representative Some of the dormitories give their own special parties to take away the hum- drum when the going at school gets too boring. Meredith sponsored a " Peanut Week. " During the week, every- one had his peanut, another person in the dorm whose name he had picked out of a hat. Each day, the shell gave his peanut a small present, and, at the end of the week, everyone found out at a party who his " shell, " or benefactor, had been. Bet Simpson, Charlie Skeen, and Milly Rosenberg watch their front steps. bet Simpson libby taylor charlie skeen milly rosenberg Helen coussoulas president vice-president secretary treasurer freshman representative ritter - hickok Another dormitory gave a minia- ture Mardi Gras. The girls all pa- raded down after I 1 :00 in costumes of their own making. They ate and drank and made merry, with prizes going to the best costumed dor- mies. The end of the year, with May Day and all, sees scads of dif- ferent parties. Of course, again, the dormitories are not to be outdone. They give picnics, sometimes with dates, sometimes without, and cele- brate the last dorm party of the year. k : VV - " ♦ " .!♦■ " V - - ♦ ♦ • ♦■ r ■ ;. f.. ' , ii,: ;■ «■ : y f, ' f i iS +h:ii»:rf!;t; tt;i«a !tli t!SW!fi !to f. t ; t; -t: ' ' ' [ ' ' : ' ' . " ■■ ' ? 1 -% v»:v: 141 . . • ' ■ ' 142 ► ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ v»-rv -l» 143 144 ♦ ♦•-♦ " -• ' ♦ M 145 ► .• -rv ' - ♦ ♦ ■ 146 ► •♦:v. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ M jmM iW " M ' ' ' -:iwaT . » - -4. • ♦

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