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he American University as you will see 



it in the 1943 Aucola— the chronological tour of the campus. Faculty 



and Business Staff prepare for the comicj|;; year : '-. . . you Meet The 
Frosh who see the Campus^'S^^K ^^^^PP^ elc ^ e( i DV ^ ie Sopho- 
mores. You join ai^Hnj raj$|I ;: Swing, Meet The Greeks 
and become f^gmfflj ppPrwomen. Spring brings the Junior 
Class Prom. Throughout the year you shout "Fight You Eagles" as 



you cheer your men on in athletics. Finally, Those At The Top— the 



Honoraries and the Senior Class. And now for your tour 




Paul Franklin. -Douglass . . . The American University's young and busy 
president ... loquacious and lively . . . spends the summer on monetary 
campaigns . . . the winter on enrollment campaigns . . . Dean George B. 
Woods and Dean Mary L. Brown, the administrators of student affairs . . . 
sympathetic yet stern . . . plan and integrate orientation for freshmen, social 
affairs for all, and the studies of many. . . . 




Dr. Shenton, Marshal of The 
University, carrying The Uni- 
versity Standard at the head of 
the academic procession opening 
the annual Convocation. 



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ADMINISTRATIVE OFF I 





George B, Woods 
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Dean of the College and 
Professor of English 



Mary Louise Brown 

B.A., MA. 

Dean of Women and 
Prof,. one of English 



Edward William Engel 
B.S., M.A., Ph.D. 

Administrative Assistant to the President andgjg 
Professor of Chemistry 



Will Hutchins 
B.A., B.F.A., L.H.D. 

Professor of Art 



C. Henry Leineweber 

Ph.D. 

Professor of German 



William Bultman Holton 
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Professor of (Aiemistry 



Earl Aubrey Dennis 

B.A., Ph.D. 
Professor of Biology 




John Edward Bentley 

M.A., S.T.B., M.R.E., Th.D. 

Professor of Psychology 



FACULTY 



Walter Francis Shenton 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of Mathematics 



Aubert Bain Potorf 

B.A., B.D., Th.M., Th.D., D.D. 

William Eraser McDowell 
Professor of Philosophy and Religion 




Jessie Mary Ferguson 

B.A., M.A, Ph.D. 
Professor of Education 



James Pyper Bird 

B.A., Ph.D. 
Visiting Professor of Romance Languages 



Summer: the faculty is scattered from Maine to California . . . 
teaching summer school . . . studying . . . writing . . . lecturing . . . 
playing. . . . Fall: orientation week and freshmen go to receptions 
at the president's . . . registration week and counseling . . . then 
the first day of classes . . . missing old faces, welcoming new ones 
. . . appraising the bull slingers, the grinds, the brilliant . . . Dr. 
Bentley frightens the freshmen with THE Outline . . . makes them 
laugh with a clever quip . . . Dr. Hutchins intrigues the most 
unesthetic with his vivid remarks . . . Mr. Stapay inaugurates a 
placement bureau — with more jobs than applicants! . . . graduates 
also assisted . . . the debate season opens with a new coach — 
Wayne Thompson . . . Dr. "Deedy" Dennis becomes liaison officer 
for the reserves of the army and navy . . . Dr. Spencer, female 
physicist, travels to St. Louis to deliver a paper before the American 



Merritt C. Batchelder 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of English 



Irma Zink 

B.A., B.S. in L.S. 

Librarian 



Maurice Allison Mook 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Sociology 



Peter P. Stapay 

B.S. in Sec. Sci. 
tssistant Professor of Secretarial Science 



Gustaf Bernhard Kalijarvi 

B.S. 

distant Professor of Physical Education and 
Director of Athletics 



Ruberta M. Olds 

Ph.B., M.A. 

Assistant Professor of Spanish 



FACULTY 



George Winston Smith 

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of History 



James McLain 

B.A. 

Assistant Professor of Music 




A. Alan Post 
B.A. 

Assistant Professor of Economics 



Domina Eberle Spencer 
B.S., M.Sc, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Physics and 
Mathematics 



Society of Illuminating Engineers . . . Miss Hall and Miss Gagnon 
are newcomers in charge of women's physical education . . . Kali- 
jarvi heads men's athletics . . . and the routine settles down for 
another year . . . mid-semesters — professors question whether prep- 
aration was made by sleep or study, books or bridge, cramming 
or cokes . . . students wonder whether the professor could write 
the exam in one hour let alone pass it ... if grades are based on 
length or content . . . Dances come — Dr. and Mrs. Shenton chaperon 
with a joke and a book respectively . . . Dean Woods and Dr. 
Engel attend the fifty-sixth convention of the Middle Atlantic 
States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools . . . Mrs. 
Robertson struggles with novice dramatic talent — succeeds in pro- 
ducing a good play and the best stage set A. U. has seen in many 
a day . . . Christmas vacation — Dr. Smith moves night and day 



Theodore Norris 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Instructor in Botany and Biology 



Horace S. Merrill 

B.Ed., M.Ph., Ph.D. 

Instructor in Political Science 



Jeannette Gagnon 

B.S. 

Instructor in Physical Education 



Helen N. Zentmyer 

B.A., M.A. 

Assistant Dean of Women 



Irving A. Spalding, Jr. 

B.A. 
Assistant in Journalism 



Wayne N. Thompson 

B.Ed., M.A. 

In si nil tor hi Speech and English 



FACULTY 



Barbara C. Hall 

B.S., M.A. 

Instructor in Physical Education 



Mary Frances Miller 
B.A., M.A. 
Instructor in Speech and Dramatics Kj 



Suzanne Mullett 
B.A. 

Assistant in Art 



Virginia Goodwin 
B.A. 

Assistant in llis/or] 




quarters to the Library of Congress . . . Dr. Dennis continues 
experimentation on pigmentation of lizards . . . school again . . . 
vacancies on the faculty . . . Mrs. Gray replaces Mr. Post . . . 
Dr. Moolc is enthusiastically welcomed back from his leave of 
absence . . . energetic Mrs. Robertson gives up teaching for house- 
keeping — La Belle Miller becomes the new dramatic coach . . . 
final exams . . . papers, papers and more papers to correct . . . 
Mr. Thompson struggles with debaters' antics . . . the entire 
faculty plans and works and works and plans for a gala anniversary 
celebration . . . Dr. Batchelder produces a dramatic epic — "The 
Founders" . . . Dean Woods and Dr. Potorf acquire beards and 
play the leads . . . Dr. Holton leaves for the army . . . Dr. Brownell 
instructs aspiring chemists . . . Mr. McLain prepares the spring 
concert . . . exams . . . vacation. 




June Caudill 


Olive Harvey 


Priscilla Howe 


Hugh E. Impev 


Rita Lentz 


Marion Merrill 


Sarah Neel 


D. Stewart Patterson 


Margaret Vosburgh 



m. BUSINESS STAFF 



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FRESHMA N CLASS 

OFFICERS 

Robert Malone President 

Gunesh Guran V ice-President 

Margaret McConnell Secretary 

Leroy Doolittle Treasurer 





FRESHMEN 



Muriel Adams Chevy Chase, Md. 



Mary Baldwin- . . • Bethesda, Md. 



Mary Bean Washington, D. C. 



Priscilla Birox Amesbury, Mass. 



Dorothy Brown Washington, D. C. 



Hazel Brown . . ■ Forest Hills, N. Y 



Sidxey Butterfield Chevy Chase, Md. 



Ri'TH Capello Chevy Chase, Md. 



Irene Clay Washington, D. C. 



Pall Cromwell Washington, D. C. 



Kathryn Davidson . 



Washington, D. C. 



OAKLEY Dexter San Francisco, Calif. 



Mary Deimel Washington, D. C. 



Leroy Doolittle Wilford, Conn. 





Eileen Duncan Schenectady. N. Y. 

Carolyn Earhart Washington, D. C. 

James Engle Arlington, Va. 

Lawrence Fellows ...... Washington, D. C. 

Dolores Fenn Lincoln Park, N. J. 

Ragxa Fossberg Reykjavik, Iceland 

Jacqueline Friedman . . . South Norwalk, Conn. 

Constance Fuglestad Antrim, N. H. 

Stacia Ganas Washington, D. C. 

J a nine Gibbs • Washington, D. C. 

Jean Gochenour . ■ Washington, D. C. 

Peggy-Jean Greene ...... Washington, D. C. 

Arleen Greene New York, N. Y. 

Gunesh Glran Truro, Mass. 





FRESHMEN 



Grant Hallock Babylon, N. Y. 



Er.ma Hendry Stamford, N. Y. 



Jean Hewitt 



Washington, D. C. 



Julia Honeywell Bethesda, Md. 



Joseph Hossick 



Washington, D. C. 



Jaxis Housley Washington, D. C. 



Charles Hudson ...... Chevy Chase, Md. 



Patricia Jackson Chevy Chase, Md. 



Betty Jamieson Washington, D. C. 



Susan Jones 



Washington, D. C. 



James Justice Washington, D. C. 



Marie Kopulos 



Washington, D. C. 



Betty Kostakos Washington. D. C. 



June Kullberg Washington, D. C. 




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George Latham • . Chevy Chase, Md. 




Miriam Leetch Washington, D. C. 



Mary Leonard Washington, D. C. 



Margaret Loxg Washington, D. C. 



Alice Luxdegaard 



Melrose Park, Pa. 



Margaret McConnell ....... Nazareth, Pa. 



Mary Louise McIxtosh . . . Washington, D. C. 



Frances McKelvy Washington, D. C. 



Frances McPhersox ..... Kensington, Md. 



Robert M alone Washington, D. C. 



Jacques Marechal New York, X. V. 



Avery Marks 



^Yashi^gton, D. C. 



Robert Nugext Scarsdale, N. Y. 



Patricia Pettit Jersey Shore, Pa. 





FRESHMEN 



David Phillips Milwaukee, Wis. 



Eugene Pickett 


. . . Westminster, Md 


Jean Proetsch 


. • . Washington, D. C 


Rebecca Ralston .... 


.... Weston, W. Va 


Harold Rose • 


Chevy Chase, Md 






Martha Sanders .... 


Sherrill, N. Y 


Rosalind Sarazan .... 


. ■ . Washington, D. C 


Gareld Schweitzer . . . 


. . . Washington, D. C 


Phyllis Schweitzer . . . 


.... Fort Lee, N. J 




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Clifdene Scrimshaw Rochester, N. Y. 



Elaine Sherman New York, N. Y. 



Parkhirst Shore 



Washington, D. C. 



Sara Simpich Washington, D. C. 



Florence Spalding 



Scranton, Pa. 



Edith Sprague Washington, I). C. 



Edward Stern 



New York, N. Y. 



Betty Van Sise Washington, D. C. 



Muriel Weiner New York, N. Y. 



Phii.ii> Warner Long Eddy, N. Y. 



Frances McLaughlin Sandston, Va 




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Noelle Atwood Washington, D. C. 



Faye Baker . 



Upper Marlboro, Md. 



Elaine Beale ......... Harrisonburg, Va. 



Frances Brewster Washington, D. C. 



Mary Elizabeth Burns Scranton, Pa, 



Dean Carter Washington, D. C. 



Jesse Copsey Washington, D. C. 



Mary Lou Courtney Chew Chase, Md 



Frances Cresswell Elizabethtown, Pa. 



Marcia Crouter Maiden, Mass. 



Katherixe Dorsey Chevy Chase, Md. 



Laurence Dowling 



Bar Harbor, Me. 



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SOPHOMORES 



James Edex Washington, D. C. 



Mildred Edler Washington, D. C. 



Jane Exgell Washington, D. C. 



Gloria Exgle . . . • Washington, D. C. 



Lucia Exglehart Washington, D. C. 



Audrey Faulk Fairfax, Va. 



Margaret Gager Washington, D. C. 



Elixor Grahl 



. Silver • Spring, Md. 



Beverly Grayson New York, X. V. 



Mabry Grixer Washington, D. C. 



ELLAMAE Hagie Washington, D. C. 



Samuel Hildebraxd 

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Washington, D. C. 



Ernestine Hudson ...... Washington, D. C. 



Barbara Hulfish Alexandria, Va. 



Irene Jaworowski Bridgeport, Conn. 



Jean Leighton • . . Rockville, Md. 



Ethel Low Liberty, N. Y. 



Ann Maddox Macon, Ga. 



Georgia Olmstead 



Washington, D. C. 



Phyllis Payne Arlington, Va. 



Edwin Rabbitt Washington, I). C. 



Channing Redwine Chevy Chase, Md. 



Nancy Robinson ....... Chevy Chase, Md. 



Alice Ruark Park Ridge, 111. 



Roberta Rule Washington, D. C. 



Theodor Sandler Atlantic City, N. J. 







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SOPHOMORES 

Mathilde Shapiro Washington, D. C. 

Marjorie Smith Bethesda, Md. 

Marvanne Smith Washington, D. C. 

Billie Jean Steffev Washington, D. C. 

Daphne Stevenson ■ Babylon, N. Y. 

Willard Sylvester Brentwood, Md. 

Marian Thomson Rosslyn, Va. 

Anne Trammell • . . McLean, Va. 

Marguerite Vaughn ■ Alexandria, Va. 

Barbara Waller Washington, D. C. 

Elizabeth Weller Washington, D. C. 

Marv-Kathryn Willis ..... Edgemoor, Md. 

Edith Wimmer Washington, I). C. 

Jane Winings ........ Drexel Hill, Pa. 





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IN THE SWING 




MILTON E. REINHARD 



COLLEGE 



Government of the students, by the students, for 
the students? . . . oh, no, not at The American 
University . . . government of the faculty, by the 
faculty, for the faculty? . . . oh, no, not at The 
American University . . . government of the 
college, by the college, for the college? . . . but 
yes, at The American University ... a coalition 
of faculty, students, and administration . . . meet- 
ing disciplinary problems . . . solving financial 
tangles . . . organizing extra-curricular activities 
. . . scheduling the social calendar . . . School 
opens — the orientation board plans freshman week 
. . . cooperating with Carnegie Institute in an 
educational experiment . . . finding new ways to 
acclimate the greenhorns. . . . Fall — the athletic 
board helps to organize intramurals . . . assists 
the heavy basketball schedule. . . . Winter — the 
social board in full swing . . . dithering over dances 
conflicting with exams . . . pulling into order fra- 
ternity functions . . . the religious board assists 
the program of the Student Christian Fellowship. 



. . . Spring — and the publication board fights over 
financial allotments . . . should the Eagle receive 
more, or should the Aucola? . . . then the 
day of days when new editors and business man- 
agers are chosen — with much wailing and gnashing 
of teeth . . . but all ends well. . . . College Council 
properly operating throughout the year . . . the 
A. U. Fund Drive — one and only one solicitation 
a year for various Washington charities. . . . 
Arbor Day — general cleanup of the campus . . . 
planting, of flowers and trees . . . with the race 
for "onion queen" and a free picnic lunch climax- 
ing the day . . . the spring carnival and Shakes- 
pearian play — Cymbeline, presented in the gym 
. . . crowning of the May Queen ... the biggest 
contribution of the year — a student union room 
. . . meeting every Thursday at 1:00 . . . confusion 
over parliamentary law now that Justice Keller 
is no longer present . . . cooperation and liberalism 
. . . functioning to unite school spirit and to oil 
the wheels of A. U. to make an effective college. 



PUBLICATIONS BOARD 



SOCIAL BOARD 



Faculty: Dr. Batchelder (Chairman), Mr. 
Stapay, Mr. Post; Senior: Constance Barrows; 
Junior: Glenn Riddell ; Sophomore: Barbara Hul- 
fish. 



Faculty: Miss Brown, Mr. McLain, Miss 
Lewis, Mr. Patterson, Miss Zentmyer, Miss Gag- 
non ; Senior: Eleanor Case (Chairman); Junior: 
Ruth Geran; Sophomore: Mabry Griner. 



ORIENTATION BOARD 

Faculty: Dr. Douglass {Chairman), Dr. 
Woods, Miss Brown, Dr. Shenton, Dr. Holton, 
Dr. Potorf, Mr. Patterson; Senior: Doris Patter- 
son; Junior: Margaret Burrus; Sophomores: Mar- 
guerite Vaughn, Mary Elizabeth Burns. 



ATHLETIC BOARD 

Faculty: Dr. Engel (Chairman), Dr. Potorf, 
Dr. Dennis; Senior: Robert Darby; Junior: Robert 
Lanzillotti; Sophomore: Edwin Rabbitt. 



COUNCIL 



RELIGION BOARD 

Faculty: Dr. Potorf (Chairman), Dr. Bentley, 
Mr. Latch, Mr. McLain, Mr. Patterson; Senior: 
Mary King; Junior: Marian Bundy; Sophomore: 
Bettv Erhardt. 



Top Row: Dr. Potorf, Harry Nielsen. Jeanne Mathews, Bill Bosien. Channinq Redwine, Wendell Willi, 
Bottom Row: Dr. Batchelder. Dr. Woods. June Kullberg, Milton Reinhard (President), George Zuras, 

Ferguson, Dr. Engel. 




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BELLE SIMON, Editor 
RUTH GROSS, Business Manager 



THE EDITORIAL STAFF 

Belle Simon Editor 

Constance Barrows Jssociatr Editor 

Caroline Sulzer Literary Editor 

Jldson French . Informal Photograpliy 

Mary Lou Courtney . . Formal Photograpliy 

Walker Shumate Sports Editor 

Faith Pettit Art Editor 

THE BUSINESS STAFF 

Ruth J. Gross Business Manager 

Muriel Adams Assistant Business Manager 

Miriam Leetch . . . Advertising Manager 




Fall — everyone says he or she wants to work on 
the staff . . . the editor frantically begins to inte- 
grate ideas born during the summer . . . unskill- 
fully drafts the dummy . . . the printer promises 
a conference for September . . . then arguments 
start — how much does it cost to tip a picture? . . . 
what about colors? . . . how many pages can we 
afford? . . . how about sophomore and freshman 
pictures? . . . finally it's settled and the printer 
starts the dummy ... all lapse into calm and 
forget about it . . . the photographer arrives . . . 
professors refuse to have their pictures taken . . . 
the editor persuades, connives, and cusses . . . 
students forget their appointments . . . and the 
photog leaves suddenly to fill priority government 
contracts . . . then the dummy arrives . . . changes 
must be made . . . artist Faith works overtime 
. . . produces on the side the beautiful campus 
map which begins the book . . . sports editor 
Shumate is drafted . . . but he has completed the 
sports layout — there's a conscience for you . . . 



the photographer returns . . . Ruth keeps appoint- 
ments running smoothly . . . the gals get chills 
from the drapes . . . copy deadline approaches 
. . . the editor begins to nag . . . Suzy begins to 
howl . . . "38 lines for the Aucola write-up! I 
can't do it . . . and 72 lines for basketball! I 
saw only two games . . . how could you do this to 
me?" . . . B. Hulfish helps out in a tight spot 
. . . trouble looms . . . the Eagle complains the 
Aucola costs too much . . . College Council meets 
. . . student assemblies become debating grounds 
for the two editors . . . finally all is ironed out 
. . . Jud sends in his snapshots — beauties all . . . 
Mimi works overtime typing copy . . . where, oh, 
where are all those who promised help? . . . needs 
more changes . . . page layouts shifted ... an 
introduction inserted . . . proofs start coming in 
. . . pictures and names scrambled . . . copy con- 
fused . . . proofreaders burn the midnight oil . . . 
at last all is finished ... a new and very different 
Aucola. 



AUCOLA OF 1943 




Standing: Burrus, Lundegaard, Adams, Brown, Hulfish, Carter, Schweitler, Eden, Ale 
Sitting: Thomas, Engle, Engell, Courtney, Vaughn, Gager. 



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Bill Bosien, Ted Sandler, and Miriam Leetch. 




THE STAFF 



William Bosien 

Theodor Sandler 
Co-Editors 



Caroline Sulzer 
Associate Editor 



Irene Jaworowski 
Barbara Hulfish 
John Manchester 

Issue Editors 




The Eagle has passed through a revolutionary year 
. . . Ye Bird was supervised by co-editors — two soph- 
omores . . . Perhaps because of these facts Eagle 
make-up has gone through many changes — it has 
as many faces as a woman . . . more pictures this 
year too, and more columns . . . Tidbits, of course, 
and Schostal's "You . . . and the War," Aiken's 
"Know Your Faculty," Crouter's "Campus Com- 
ment," Hulfish's "Plagiarisms" . . . Oh, yes, and 
D. Wentz's old splurge "Guilt off the Dome" was 
revived by ex-editor Mattes . . . this fair journalist 
deserves a credit line for her Aramantha stories — 
nice satire directed where it was most needed. . . . 
But no sooner had Ye Bird tried its rusty wings 
than Texas Ginsberg resigned as advertising man- 
ager ... a real crisis . . . October 20, 1942, co-editor 
Bosien proposed in an editorial Rhodes scholarships 
for The American University for the benefit of for- 
eign students. . . . Since the Eagle belongs to the 
national Associated Collegiate Press the idea spread 



. . . Northwestern, Brown, et al, provided scholar- 
ships for Icelandic students. . . . Comes November 
and the eighteenth birthday of this holy sheet . . . 
also the twenty-first annual press convention of the 
Associated Collegiate Press at Chicago. . . . Six 
A. U.ites, staff members and non-staffers, absconded 
in the dead of the night for the meet. . . . February 
brings the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of 
The American University ... a jubilee Bird was 
published — eight pages, twenty-two pictures . . . 
twenty-nine students and faculty members, who re- 
ceived no credits, wrote it. . . . Comes March and 
Co-editor Sandler leaves for Uncle Sam's service . . . 
Bosien is now chief of all he surveys. . . . He initiates 
a system of issue editors . . . Hulfish, Jaworowski, 
Manchester taking turns. . . . Speaking of good 
deeds, we must mention Sulzer — especially the Friday 
she worked from two to ten-thirty writing the fifteen 
stories the reporters just didn't get in. . . . Spring 
brings re-selection of Bosien to fly the Bird in '44. 




STUDENT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 



Dr. A. B. Potorf 

Reverend E. G. Latch 

Faculty Advisors 

Jane Sattler 
President 

Mary King 
Vice-President 

Marian Bunuv 
Recording Secretary 

Doris Patterson 
Corresponding Secretary 

Glenn Riddell 
Treasurer 

John Harrison 
Social Chairman 

Mary Elizabeth Burns 
Campus Contactor 

Margaret McConnell 
Worship Chairman 




The Student Christian Fellowship has just com- 
pleted its most active and successful year ... the 
program began last summer . . . members writing 
letters of welcome to new students . . . accounts 
of activities . . . descriptions of the campus . . . 
why come to The American University? . . . how 
to gain a well-rounded education — social, religious, 
scholastic . . . then came orientation week . . . 
Student Christian Fellowship members assist the 
program ... a college sing . . . lectures ... a 
visit to the college chapel ... in September a series 
of monthly vespers . . . fall brings the traditional 
Dad's Day . . . church in the morning . . . meet- 
ing and mixing of Dads and A. U.ites . . . dinner 
. . . open house in both dormitories . . . refresh- 
ments . . . the Sunday Evening Club gains mo- 
mentum . . . meets weekly at Dr. Douglass' home 
. . . buffet supper . . . informal singing . . . guest 
speakers . . . philosophies of life aired . . . argued 
. . . augmented . . . then the solemn candlelight 



service for the reception of new members . . . 
Colleagues in serving others . . . filling stockings 
for the wounded at Walter Reed Hospital . . . 
assisting the Y. M. C. A. . . . their booth for 
the benefit of the prisoners of war . . . War Fair 
. . . Uline Arena . . . weekly Lenten services . . . 
the theme: "For the living of these days" . . . 
the meaning of forgiveness . . . love . . . loyalty 
. . . friendship . . . guest ministers leading . . . 
suggested and brought to fruition sorority and fra- 
ternity Lenten services . . . each society chooses 
its favorite minister to speak . . . spring brings 
the annual Mother's Day . . . open house . . . 
tea . . . singing . . . professors and parents dis- 
cussing Joe ... or Mary . . . this is the program 
of the Student Christian Fellowship . . . part of 
the total curriculum of the University . . . under 
the guidance of Reverend Latch . . . and Dr. 
Potorf . . . striving to form a better and a happier 
university ... by effective effort and constructive 
service. 





VARSITY DEBATE 

Varsity debaters . . . tossing words like 
bullets . . . Shippensburg contest . . . 
Bosien dreams of Mary with the dark 
brown hair . . . began first correspondence 
debate . . . Rock Hill contest . . . special 
contests . . . more than forty debates . . . 
Ruth and Mimi, managers. 




FRESHMEN DEBATE 

Question for the year — Should India be 
independent? . . . Peg McConnell says yes 
. . . Jean Proetsch says no . . . before an 
adult class at Roosevelt High ... the 
contest is continued at Maryland . . . 
second semester — a new topic . . . Ed 
Stern makes the varsity . . . Dave Phillips, 
manager. 



POETRY CLDB 

Dr. Merritt C. Batchelder 

Faculty Advisor 



Belle Simon 
President and Edam 



Mildred Anderson 

Secretary-Treasurer 



Doris Schostal 
Keeper of the Seal 






MARION M. MATTES 
President 



WOMEN'S HOUSE COUNCIL 



Women's Dormitory Legislature . . . representative government is our 
disciplinarian — and chief contributor to fun and frolic . . . ably guided 
by President Marion Mattes . . . keeps us on an even keel . . . the 
Christmas party . . . enormous tree before the mirror in Great Hall 
. . . joking gifts handed out by Santa Claus — Jeanne Mathews and 
a pillow, in case you didn't know . . . (near calamity when the pillow 
slipped) . . . breath-taking candlelight service . . . Alberta Napper, 
cur best-loved girl, presiding . . . the Yule logs borne in by class repre- 
sentatives . . . Marion Mattes . . . Marian Bundy . . . Marcia Crouter 
. . . Peggy McConnell . . . open house for men at the Naval Com- 
munications Annex . . . "Zippy" lending a helping hand. 




MEMBERS 



Marion Mattes 
President 



ROSLYN WARSHAW 

Secretary 



Marian Bindy 

Treasurer 



Belle Simon 

Social Chairman 



Carol Kennedy 
Daisy Posniak 

Head Proctors 



Miriam Leetch 

Freshman Representative 




D R A 



Do we have to spend all our spart time painting 



. and hammering? 



OFFICERS 

Miriam Berman 
President 



Marian Bundv 
Vice-President 



Constance Barrows 
Secretary 



Armand Vallieres 
Treasurer 



Belle Simon 

Business Manager 




Leon kisses the bride. 



Mimi rests between scenes. 




A T I C S 



Congratulations! 




You have two minutes, Miss Willis . . . two min- 
utes before curtain . . . two minutes. ... Hey, 
Parker, did you get the second act set fireproofed? 
. . . Not yet, Miss Lewis. . . . Where is the news- 
paper? . . . Willis has got to have a newspaper 
. . . one minute, Miss Stevenson . . . one minute 
before curtain. . . . Say, you, I'm from the fire 
department; you can't use those wing lights, it's 
dangerous. . . . O. K., that set is finished, Miss 
Lewis. . . . Say, I'm from the fire — ... on stage, 
on stage . . . Say, you can't use those lights . . . 
curtain going up ... on stage everybody . . . Say, 
you can't, oh, well, what's the use. . . . And thus 
is the first night of "Double Door." . . . High- 
point of the play is the Willis madness scene — 
caressing her pearls as she cackles into maniacal 
insanity. . . . March brings a selection of the 
spring play. . . . The tradition is Shakespeare — 
but there are no boys. . . . What to do? . . . The 
new director, Mary Miller, has brains as well as 
beauty. . . . She chooses Cymbeline, cuts its five 
plots to one. . . . Rehearsals every night until all 
hours. . . . First night again . . . the lights play 
hide and seek . . . then the play begins. . . . 
Finally all is over in the midst of rousing ap- 
plause. . . . We play again for the Shakespearian 
Society. . . . Dramat taps the most talented . . . 
the year ends with the impressive candlelight in- 
itiation ceremony. 



Again! 



Mike gets made up in the dressing roon 




THE CHORUS AND GLEE CLUB 




JAMES McLAIN 

Director and Organist 



Fall . . . another Doolittle and another Clay ... a 
wealth of altos . . . forty-three members not including 
Zuras' jokes . . . preparation for singing out . . . 
the perennial recount of the women who click knitting 
needles while they listen . . . the inseparable trium- 
virate: Tambo, Skippy, and Ernie . . . Leo decorat- 
ing room 206 for our Christmas concert to the tune 
of Enesco's "First Roumanian Rhapsody" . . . candle- 
light . . . white dresses . . . and pine scents to sing 
by . . . the Women's Guild rushing off to lunch and 
leaving us with numbers still undone . . . Georgia 
soloing "Sleep, My Jesus, Sleep" . . . Skippy and 
"The Shepherds' Christmas Song" . . . singing for 
our supper at Mount Vernon Place — and they wanted 
our telephone numbers . . . "Sam Chuli" and the 
Friends of Korea . . . making a record and Mr. 
Mac in Baltimore . . . our own little version of carols 




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long and loud before singing at Foundry . . . two- 
hour rehearsals . . . rushing from class to chapel . . . 
that sticky organ note ... "I couldn't keep a straight 
face." . . . "Are we all here?" . . . "You go in first 
and look." . . . "No, you." . . . Luncheons in the 
small dining room . . . and we have to run around 
outside . . . coming in cold and wet, though some 
bright children go up by the side aisles. . . . Chapel in 
Hurst Hall and a Wagnerian prelude . . . Bomb- 
shell! . . . "We are going to give a joint recital with 
Howard University" . . . part of the program to 
promote better racial relations . . . fiftieth anniversary 
— "Sing for breakfast, not your own." . . . "When 
we get to 'Give us this day our daily bread' we'll hold 
out our hands." . . . "The tenors may have music, 
but hold it down — down like this." . . . Second 
semester — no Dr. Norris, no Anne, no Jim, no 
Celeste . . . thirty-eight members . . . the scarcity of 
men is felt even here . . . "Swing Along" . . . Glee 
Club . . . Leo and Anne and "The Gondolieri" duet 
. . . "My Hero" over and over and over again . . . 
exit Leo . . . enter Barbara Waller . . . picking an 



A flat out of thin air . . . hot high sopranos on a 
not-so-hot high note . . . boom, panka-pank-pank . . . 
boom, panka-pank-pank . . . "After you get through 
giggling, we can try it again." . . . The D. A. R., 
Torovsky, and the Marine Band all in one . . . and 
our rushing for robes at the last minute ... re- 
hearsal ... or basketball game ... or both. . . . 
"I can't sing so fast." . . . "All right, take it slower" 
. . . "Stardust" . . . Nielsen all alone . . . "De 
Profundus" . . . Harry comes out on a high note 
. . . Marie's "I'm tired" . . . new music . . . lighter 
. . . gayer . . . Spring concert — nervousness . . . 
coughs . . . waiting . . . finally we go in . . . tre- 
mendous applause from the audience ... we sing 
. . . ending with "The Lord's Prayer" ... the alumni 
join us on the stage . . . Dr. Norris and "O, Thou 
Most Holy" . . . Mr. Mac's hands . . . expressive 
. . . purposeful . . . spring fever . . . shall I go to 
rehearsal? ... or not? . . . then, graduation . . . 
more excitement . . . graduates putting their robes 
away for the new chorus to come ... an even better 
next year. 



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M E E T 




THE GREEKS 





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PANHELLENIC COUNCIL 



MEMBERS 



Mildred Anderson,' 

Mary Elizabeth Burks 

Eleanor Case 

Jane Engell 

Ruth Geran 

Marion Mattes 

Alberta Napper 

Margaret Rule 

Jane Sattler 

Marguerite Vaughn 



The Panhellenic Council ... a representative group of the sororities 
of The American University . . . composed of the president and a 
delegate from each of the five sororities ... it is the task of this 
organization to integrate sorority activities, prevent conflicts, and estab- 
lish fair rushing regulations ... the Panhellenic Council begins the 
sorority year of social activities with a tea for new women . . . following 
that rushing rules are revised . . . quotas must be adjusted . . . rush 
party dates set . . . rush budgets approved . . . conflicts in points of 
view adjudicated . . . and then up pops the age-old question of second 
semester rushing . . . parties begin . . . informal pledging . . . ribbons 
are pinned to joyful prospects ... a few days later formal pledging 
. . . December brings the Interfraternity Prom with Panhellenic cooperat- 
ing. . . . Winter comes . . . the intersorority basketball schedule is set up 
. . . revised ... set up again. . . . Spring brings the traditional song-fest 
. . . mad practicing takes place as early as March. . . . The end of the 
year, the Panhellenic Council presents an annual scholarship award — 
to the freshman sorority woman who has maintained the highest average 
during her first year in college. 



The male counterpart of the Panhellenic Council ... a delegation of 
the presidents and representatives of the three national fraternities . . . 
this year the quota number provides the battle ground . . . and it is a 
real battle . . . Dr. Dennis is appointed as arbitrator . . . then up comes 
the question of second semester rushing — it wins! . . . December brings 
the real project of the Interfraternity Council — the Interfraternity 
Council Prom . . . this is the traditional American University dance . . . 
the most gala social event of the college season . . . held in the beautiful 
east ballroom of the Shcreham Hotel . . . programs of white and gold 
. . . girls swishing by in velvet and taffeta winter formals ... the men 
looking oh, so handsome, in tuxedos and tails ... a wonderful band — 
with its smooth and glamorous blond vocalist . . . and a one-o'clock supper 
in the A. & W. afterwards with the girls en 2-o'clock permissions! . . . 
February brings a new event into fraternity life . . . Alpha Theta Phi, 
oldest local at The American University, is installed as Alpha Tau 
Omega national fraternity ... all the groups cooperate to make a 
great occasion. . . . March sees the Army Reserves called up and many 
fraternity men leave college. . . . The annual song fest ushers in the 
spring . . . Alpha Tau Omega wins the contest amidst much applause. 




INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL 




MEMBERS 



Paul Berrv 
James Eden 
John Harrison- 
Ned Kroliskop 
Robert Lanzillotti 
Wendell Williams 




P H I 



U 




First Ron: Mattes (President), Bennett. Kennedy. Burns, Crouter, Hagie. Second Ron- Hudson, B.ro 
Guran, Kopulos, Kullberg. McConnell. Third Row: Mcintosh. Proetsch. Simpich, Spalding, Van Sis 




Founded 1852 

GAMMA DELTA 

Founded ie/jj 



Officers 

Mariok Mattes President 

Mary Elizabeth Burns Vice-President 

Marcia Crouter Secretary 

Carol Kennedy Treasurer 



A \ n B e n N ETT 
Priscilla Biron 
gunesh guran 
Ellamae Hagie 



Members 
Ernestine Hudson 
Marie Kopulos 
June Kullberg 
Margaret McConnell 
Mary Louise McIntosh 



Jean Proetsch 
Sara Simpich 
Florence Spalding 
Betty Van Sise 



DELTA GAMMA 





Row: M. Rule (President), Mapes. Burrus, Parker, Spratt. Second Row: 
Courtney, Englc, Engell. ThnJ Row: Englehart. Griner, Kenney. R. Rule. Ste 



Officers 

Marcaret Rule President 

Marcaret Burrus Vice-President 

Dorothy Mapes Recording Secretary 

Roberta Rule Corresponding Secretary 

Grace Thompson ........ Treasurer 



No ELL E ATWOOB 

Barbara Bischoff 
Frances Brewster 
Mary Lou Courtney 
Jane Engell 



Members 
Gloria Engi.e 
Lucia Englehart 
Mabry Griner 
Celeste Kenney 



Betty Parker 
Channing Redwine 

Edith Spracue 
Mary Spratt 
Daphne Stevenson 




Founded lS~4 

BETA EPSILON 

Founded 1936 




ALPHA CHI OMEGA 




First Ron: Saltier (President), Fellows. Kent. King. Mathews, Move. Anderson. Second Row.- Brawn, 

F. Pettit, McEachran, Olmstead, Weller, Adams, Brown. Third Ron: Jackson. Leonard. Lundegaard, 

P. Pettit, Ralston. 




Founded 1885 

BETA R H O 

Founded 1037 



Officers 

Jane Sattler President 

Helen Fellows Vice-President 

Mary King Secretary 

Ruth Kent Treasurer 



Muriel Adams 
Mildred Anderson 
Dorothy Brown 
June Caudill 
Patricia Jackson 



Members 
Mary Elizabeth Leonard 
Alice Lundegaard 
Barbara McEachran 

Frances McKelvy 
Jeanne Mathews 
Marjorie Moye 



Georgia Olmstead 
Faith Pettit 
Patricia Pettit 
Rebecca Ralston 
Elizabeth Weller 



ALPHA PHI 





Fir,: Ron: Ca: 



esident). Beadle. Coffey. Nasht. Sulzer. Second AW: Ramirez. Snyder, \Y, 
Faulk. Gager. Third Ron: Robinson. Ruark. Vaughn. Willis. 



Officers 

Eleanor Case President 

Audrey Faulk Vice-President 

Margaret Gager Secretary 

Marguerite Vaughn Treasurer 





Members 




Joan Beadle 


Charlotte Nasht 


Dorothy Snyder 


Germaine Coffey 


Elsa Ramirez 


Caroline Sulzer 


Barbara Culley 


Nancy Robinson 
Alice Ruark 


Yvonne Werner 




Founded 1872 

ETA XI 

Founded 1937 




KAPPA DELTA 




irsl Raw: Napper (President), Barrows, Patterson. Thomas. Bundy. Geran, Beale. SnonJ Row: Cress- 
ell, Dorsey, Grahl. Jaworowskr, Payne. Winings, Clay. Third Row: Earhart, Gochenour, Kostakos, Lectch. 

Sanders. 



Officers 

Alberta Napper President 

Constance Barrows Vice-President 

Barbara Thomas Secretary 

Ruth Geran Treasurer 



Founded j8q7 

BETA IOTA 

Founded 1 94 J 



Elaine Beai.e 
Elaine Bell 
Marian Bundy 
Irene Cl.u 
Frances CressweCl 



Members 
(Catherine Dorsey 
Carolyn Earhart 
Jean Gochenour 
Elinor Grahl 
Irene Jaworowski 
Betty Lou Kostakos 



Miriam Leetch 
Doris Patterson 
Phyllis Payne 
Martha Sanders 

Jane Winings 



PHI SIGMA KAPPA 





Fir,t Row: Williams (President), Bozza, Reinhard, Weidler, Amatucci. Second Row: Cozan, LaFonti 
Nielsen. Rabbitt, Butterfield. Third Row: Cromwell, Engle, Latham, Malone, Schweitzer. 



Officers 

Wendell Williams President 

Harry Nielsen .... President 

Thomas Amatucci Vice-President 

Anthony Bozza Secretary 

Paul Weidler Treasurer 

Members 

John Beadle Thomas Leon Leroy Rinaldi 

Sidney Butterfiei.d Robert Malone Gareld Schweitzer 

Leon Cozan John Nasht Fred Sharrah 

James Encle Edwin Rabbitt Robert Triesler 

Georce Latham Milton Reinhard Jack Woodside 

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Founded iSjJ 

EPSILON TRITON 

Founded 1936 




ALPHA KAPPA PI 




Fits: Row: Vallieres (President), French, Richmond, Detty. Second Row: Joseph, Eden. Hildebrand. 




Founded kjji 

ALPHA IOTA 

Founded IQ40 



Officers 

Armand Vallieres President 

Carl Heilsberg .Vice-President 

James Joseph Secretary 

Charles Richmond Treasurer 



Bernard Achhammer 
Freeman Bentlev 
Wendell Detty 
John Drake 

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Members 
James Eden 
Judson French 
Burke Hertz 



Samuel Hildebrand 
Karl Mann 
Philip Warner 
Raymond Will 



ALPHA TAU OMEGA 





Fin, Row: Berry (President). Aiken. Darby. P. Fellows. Manchester. Shumate. Zuras. Second Ron 

Bethel. Lanzillottl, Noreen, Riddell, Sites, Dowling, Doolittle. Third Row: L. Fellows. Hudsor 

Hoss.ck, Phillips. Pickett. 



Officers 

Paul Berry Presides 

Glenn Riddei.i lice-President 

Eucene Pickett Recording Secretary 

Thomas Aiken Corresponding Secretary 

Robert Lanzillotti Treasurer 









iOsO/^i 




Members 




W@$l 


F. Louis Barth 


Philip Fellows 


Robert Nugent 


^/iBiyl 


Lawrence Bethel 


Bartlev Fuci.er 


David Phillips 




Frederick Carl 


Bert Caster 


Richard Scatterday 




Leo Collins 


Charles Hudson 


Paul Scrimshaw 




Robert Dakb-i 


Joseph Hossick 


Walker Shumai e 


Founded 186^ 


Lerov Doolittle 


John Manchester 


James Sites 




Laurence Dowling 


Robert Miller 


Leon Testa 


EPSILON IOTA 


Lawrence Fellows 


Wilfred Morin 


George Zuras 






Albert Noreen 




Founded uj4J 




THE 




JUNIOR CLASS 

OFFICERS 

Frank LaFontaine President 

Margaret Burrus Vice-President 

Marian Bundy Secretary 

John Harrison Treasurer 

m 




Thomas Amatucci .... Silver Spring, Aid. 
Economics 

Football, i ; Phi Sigma Kappa. 



Miriam Berman Ellenville, X. Y. 

Sociology 

Class Honors, 2, 3; Dramat, 2 (President, 3); "A" Club, 
1, 2, 3; College Council, 3; Publications Board, 2; 
Aucola (Cop.\ Editor, 3); Eagle, 1, 2, 3; League of 
Women Voters, 1 (Treasurer, 2) ; Speakers' Bureau 
(Manager, 2) ; Varsity Debate, 1, 2 (Manager, 3). 



William Bosiex Silver Spring, Aid. 

Biology and Chemistry 

Class Honors, 1; Omicron Delta Kappa: Beta Beta Beta; 
College Council, 2, 3; Eagle, 1 (Co-Editor and Managing 
Editor, 2); Freshman Debate (Manager, 1); Varsity De- 
bate, 2. 



Marian Bundy Saranac Lake, X. V. 

Economics and Public Administration 

Class Secretary, 3; Dramat (Secretary, 2; Vice-President, 
3); Glee Club, 1, 2; Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 3 
(Recording Secretary, 2); Spanish Club, 1; Women's 
House Council (Secretary, 2; Treasurer, 3) ; Kappa Delta. 



William Chin Washington, I). C. 

Chemistry 
Basketball, 2, 3. 



Helen Form ax Washington, D. C. 

Biology 








Mildred Anderson 



Chew Chase, Md. 



English 



Orientation Board, 2; Art Guild, 3; AUCOLA, 3; Boy's 
Glee Club (Accompanist, 1); Chorus, 1 (Accompanist, 
2); Eagle, 3 (Society Editor, 2) ; French Club (Secretary- 
Treasurer, 1); Girls' Glee Club, 2 (Accompanist, 1); 
Handbook (Co-Editor, 3) ; Omicron Epsilon Pi (Secretary- 
Treasurer, 2, 3); Alpha Chi Omega (Recording Secre- 
tary, 3). 



Barbara Bischoff Lewiston, Me. 

Psychology 

George Washington University, 1, 2; Delta Gamma. 



Mariax Braum Washington, D. C. 

Psyi hology 

Alpha Chi Omega. 



JUNIORS 




Margaret Burrus ...... Batavia, N. Y. 

Economics 

Orientation Board, 2; Student Comptroller, 3; Class Vice- 
President, 3; Junior Prom Chairman, 3; AUCOLA, 2, 3; 
El Grupo Pan-Americano, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2; Delta 
Gamma (Vice-President, 2, 3) ; Panhellenic Council, 2. 

Lee W. Cozax Wildwood, X.J. 

Political Science 

Eayle, 1, 2 (Sports Editor, 3); Intramurals, 1, 2, 3; 

International Relations Club, 1, 2, 3 ; Varsity Basketball, 

1, 3; Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Wendell Dettv Bemidji. Minn. 

Chemistry 

Alpha Kappa Pi. 




Helen Forester Atlanta, Ga. 

Mathematics 
Agnes Scott College, i, 2. 

John Harrison Washington, D. C. 

Biology 

Class Honors, 1; Beta Beta Beta; Class President, 1; 
Class Treasurer, 2; Freshman Debate, 1; Handbook (Co- 
Editor, 1); Student Christian Fellowship, 2; Phi Sigma 
Kappa; Interfraternity Council, 2. 

James Joseph White Plains, N. Y. 

Mathematics 

Dramat, 1; Eagle, 2; Track, 1, 3; Alpha Kappa Pi (Sec- 
retary, 3 ) . 



Frank LaFontaine .... Clark-Summit, Pa. 

English 

Dramatics, 2; Varsity Club, 2, 3; Class President, 3; Class 

Treasurer, 2; Baseball, 2; Chorus, 2, 3; Football, 2; Glee 

Club, 2, 3 ; Phi Sigma Kappa. 



Barbara McEachran .... 

English 
Alpha Chi Omega. 



Winchester, Va. 



Albert T. Noreen. Jr. . West Palm Beach, Fla. 

Mathematics and Physics 

Band, 3; Glee Club, 3; International Relations Club, 3; 
Orchestra, 3; Alpha Tau Omega. 




Rith GERAN Washington, D. C. 

Biology 

Beta Beta Beta; "A" Club, i, 2 (Vice-President and 
Treasurer, 3); Class Vice-President, 1; Social Board, 1, 
2, 3; Band, 1, 2, 3; Chorus, 1, 2, 3; League of Women 
Voters, 1; Orchestra, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Fellow- 
ship, 1, 2, 3; Kappa Delta (Treasurer, 3); Panhellenic 
Council, 3. 



Joseph M. Homes Washington, D. C. 

Art 

Art Guild, 3; French- Club, 3. 



Cathrvx Kaufmann Atlanta, Ga. 

Political Si it iu , 
International Relations Club, 3. 



Robert Laxzillotti .... Washington, D. C. 

Economics and Spanish 

Class Honors, 2; Varsity Club (Secretary, 2, 3); Athletic 
Board, 2; Constitution Committee, 1; Baseball, 1, 2; 
Chorus, 3; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 1, 2, 3; Football, 
1, 2; Glee Club, 3; Alpha Tan Omega; Interfraternity 
Council, 2. 



Harry O. Nielsen 



Washington, D. C. 



biology 



Varsity Club (President, 3); College Council, 3; A. U. 
Fund Drive (Chairman, 3); Chorus, 3; French Club, 2; 
Football, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 3; Hamilton House President, 
3; Intramurals, 1, 2, 3; Tennis, 1, 2, 3; Track, 1; Phi 
Sigma Kappa (Vice-President, 3); Interfraternity Coun- 
cil, 3. 



Macrixe Ott 



Dallas, Texas 



Biology 



JUNIORS 





Beta Beta Beta (President, 3) ; Student Christian Fellow- 
ship (Publicity Chairman, 3). 



Betty Parker Beverly Hills, Calif. 

English 
University of California at Los Angeles, i; Delta Gamma. 



Elsa Ramirez 



Ponce, Puerto Rico 



Sociology 

Alpha Phi. 



Willis B. Ruddock .... Homer City, Pa. 

English 
Churn?, 3; El Grnpo Pan-Americano, 2; Glee Club, 3. 



Doris A. Schostal .... New York, N. Y. 
Political Science 

Class Honors, 2, 3 ; Debate, 2 ; Eagle, 3 ; French Club, 3 

(Secretary, 2); Omicron Epsilon Pi, 2, 3; International 

Relations Club, 2 (President, 3). 



Belle Simon 



Miami Beach, I' la 



Mathematics 



Class Honors, 1, 2, 3; Pi Delta Epsilon; Dramat (As- 
sistant Business Manager, 2; Business Manager, 3) ; Class 
Social Committee, 3; Junior Prom Committee, 3; Aucola, 
1 (Literary Editor, 2; Editor, 3); Eagle, 1, 2; El Grupo 
Pan-Americano, 1, 2; Fund Drive, 1 (Entertainment Di- 
rector, 2) ; Omicron Epsilon Pi (Co-Editor Strange Har- 
mony, 1, 2; President and Editor, 3); Women's House 
Council (Social Chairman, 3). 



Dorothy Snyder Washington, D. C. 

Psychology and Sociology 
Hood College, 1 ; Alpha Phi. 




Faith Pettit 



Jersey Shore, Pa. 



Art 



Art Guild, 3; Aucoi.a (Art Editor, 3); Class Dance 
Committee, r, 2, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2; Alpha Chi Omega. 



JUNIORS 



Glenn Riddeli Washington, D. C. 

Sociology 

Publications Board, 3; Band, 2, 3; Chorus, 2, 3; Orchestra, 

2, 3; Student Christian Fellowship, 2 (Secretary, 3); 

Alpha Tau Omega. 



Richard Scatterday Pontiac, 111. 

Political Scient e 

College Council, 2; Class Treasurer, 1; Debate, 1, 2; 
Eagle, 2; Alpha Tau Omega. 




Paul Scrimshaw Rochester, N. Y. 

Biology 

Varsity Basketball, 3; Alpha Tau Omega. 



James G. Sites Gladstone, Va. 

Biology 
Beta Beta Beta, 3; French Club, 1, 2; Alpha Tau Omega. 



Wary Spratt ...... Washington, D. C. 

Art 
Delta Gamma. 




JUNIORS 




Armaxd Vallieres Haverhill, Mass. 

Psychology 

Dramat, i, 2 (Treasurer, 3); AuoOLA, 3; Chorus, 3; 

Eagle (Business Manager, 3); Cross Country (Manager, 

3) ; French Club, 1, 2, 3; Alpha Kappa Pi; Interfrateniity 

Council (Secretary-Treasurer, 3). 

Katherixe Walter Elkton, Md. 

Biology and Chemistry 

Class Honors, 1; Beta Beta Beta; "A" Club, 1, 2, 3; 

Glee Club, 1; German Club, 1; Hockey (Manager, 2); 

League of Women Voters, 1, 2; Tennis (Manager, 3); 

Independents, 1. 

Yvonne Werner ..... Silver Spring, Md. 

Biology 

Class Honors, 1; Beta Beta Beta (Treasurer, 3); Pan- 
hellenic Cup Award, 1; French Club, 1, 2; League of 
Women Voters, 1 ; Student Christian Fellowship, 1 ; Span- 
ish Club, 3; Alpha Phi (Recording Secretary and Corre- 
sponding Secretary, 2). 






FIGHT 




YOU EAGLES! 




The big A. U 



BASKETBALL 




GEORGE ZURAS 

Captain 




Basketball practice begins in mid-October with 
eight veterans reporting . . . George Zuras, cap- 
tain, Bart Fugler and Bunny Rabbitt return from 
last year's starting five . . . November sees fifteen 
men of the original twenty-seven competing for a 
place on the varsity squad. . . . Homecoming Day 
opens the basketball season with the Eagles meet- 
ing the star-studded Curtis Bay Coast Guard 
quintet. . . . Despite seventeen tallies by Zuras 
and eleven by Fugler the Kalijarvimen dropped 
their opening game 57-43. . . . December brings 
varsity tilts in quick succession . . . Catholic U. 
trips the Eagles ... the Baltimore Bees watch 
Zuras roll up 26 points ... the Georgetown Hoyas, 
cne of the nation's best college ball clubs this 
year, catch the Kalijarvimen off guard to the tune 
of 105 points. . . . Those sharp shooting netmen, 
Zuras, Rabbitt, Fugler, Miller and Hossick, go 
all the way. . . . Johns Hopkins and The American 
University renew their annual rivalry. . . . This is 
the second year in succession the Orange and Blue 
hoopsters have stacked up against the Johnnies 
the night after playing Georgetown. . . . Revenge 



is in the Eagles' wings after last year's defeat. 
. . . Johns Hopkins is slaughtered. . . . Next Gal- 
laudet falls by the wayside. . . . Loyola, Mason- 
Dixon leader beats the A. U. birds . . . and Balti- 
more falls again. . . . Christmas vacation and exams 
take a big chunk out of playing time. . . . Zuras 
is leading the District scorers with an average of 
18.3 points per game . . . Bunny Rabbitt deals 
a body blow to the squad as he leaves for the Army 
Air Corps . . . Bob Fugler is called up by the 
army. . . . Second semester . . . the Kalijarvimen 
win a one-sided victory over the Bridgewater 
Eagles of Virginia . . . Zuras and Fugler set a fast 
pace . . . the end of the game sees the Eagle 
Mason-Dixon Conference standing much improved 
with a season high of 79 points . . . and Bart 
Fugler sets a new District of Columbia season 
individual scoring record by rolling up 35 markers 
. . . the previous high was the 29-point count 
netted by Ernie Travis of Maryland. . . . Zuras, 
leading scorer of the District, counted 28 points 
from all parts of the court . . . "The Greek" now 
has an average of 20 points a game, with Fugler 



pushing close on a 17-point average. . . . Two 
days later sees a free-scoring game with the 
Swarthmore cage squad . . . The Eagle Courtmen 
are nosed out in the final minutes of play 64-60. 
. . . Fugler and Zuras again led the scorers with 
26 and 24 points respectively. . . . Wiry Joe 
Hossiclc showed up even better than usual, sinking 
double-deckers in the first half . . . March shows 
Zuras topping the total individual scoring total 
of the District ... set by Ernie Travis of Mary- 
land last year at 327 . . . "The Greek" raised the 
record to a 377 total . . . Captain Zuras averaged 
19.8 points during a nineteen-game schedule . . . 
Fugler came mighty close in compiling a 17.6 
average. . . . Nonetheless the Eagle netmen com- 
pleted their schedule by dropping the last four 
games. . . . The Boiling Field game was one pain- 
ful to recall . . . Leaving the floor at half-time 
with a seven-point lead the Eagles couldn't get 
started again. . . . Maybe it was that half-hour 
blackout coming during intermission! ... or the 
ex-pros who were on the Army squad. . . . The 
next evening the Terrors of Western Maryland 
invaded the A. U. gym and made off with the 
bacon 54-40. . . . Mogowski of the Westminster 
team capped scoring honors over Zuras by four 
points. . . . The Mason-Dixon Conference keeps 
the Eagle quint to the semi-finals when they were 
tossed out by Gallaudet . . . Fugler topped the 
Travis score by seven points . . . Bob Miller stead- 
ily maintained his brilliant defensive play. 

A. U. scores again. 



THE SCHEDULE 

Nov. 28 Baltimore Coast Guard 

Dec. 7 Catholic University 

Dec. 9 . ■ Baltimore University 

Dec. 10 Georgetown University 

Dec. 11 Johns Hopkins University 

Jan. 5 Gallaudet College 

Jan. 7 • Loyola University 

Jan. 8 Swarthmore College 

Jan. 13 Baltimore University 

Feb. 3 • . Lynchburg College 

Feb. 6 Randolph-Macon College 

Feb. 8 Catholic University 

Feb. 10 . . Wilson Teachers College 

Feb. 12 Randolph-Macon College 

Feb. 13 Virginia Medical College 

Feb. 18 Bridgewater College 

Feb. 20 ... • Swarthmore College 

Feb. 22 . . . Boiling Field Army Training Center 

Feb. 24 Western Maryland University 

Feb. 26 Western Maryland University 

Mar. 6 . . . Mason-Dixon Conference Tournament 
Alar. 13 Alumni 

One down. 





INTRAMURALS 



Without football on the sports schedule intramural 
clashes dominated the fall sports scene. . . . Zuras 
heads the program . . . touch football opens the 
season . . . seniors win the class championship 
. . . Phi Sigma Kappa wins the trophy after a 
hard battle . . . winter brings ping-pong, bad- 
minton, basketball . . . Phi Sig tops again for the 
basketball trophy . . . Zuras picks an all-star team: 
Bentley, LaFontaine, Weidler, Fellows, Dorsey 
. . . spring adds hardball, Softball, and tennis. 



TENNIS 




Bob "Tennis" Miller and his backhand. 



Veterans Miller, Nielsen and Manchester 
open the fall tennis practice season . . . 
Bob Miller heads intramurals . . . Don 
Budge "autograph" racket goes to the 
champ . . . daily winter indoor practice 
keeps varsity candidates Hossick, Obler, 
Schweitzer, Doolittle, Achhammer, Gaster 
and Fugler in condition . . . spring brings 



ten net men to the courts . . . Kalijarvi 
takes over the coaching . . . matches with 
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Loyola, Navy, 
Johns Hopkins . . . new rackets and new 
uniforms brighten the courts . . . Easter 
vacation means a week's trip . . . Richmond, 
Bridgewater, Randolph-Macon and local 
schools add to the large roster. 



TRACK 



At The American University when one says 
"Track" he also says Herb Wood . . . Wood 
for two years has been the track team, and one 
of the top runners in this area. . . . This year 
for the first time in many seasons there is talent 
on the team other than Herb's. . . . Workouts 
for the cross-country squad began in early Oc- 
tober. ... In a meet with Catholic University, 
the Harriers came out well on top. . . . Wood 
copped his sixth consecutive victory — in twelve 
minutes and forty-four seconds for the two and 
one half mile run. . . . Glatt and Marechal 
placed third and fourth. ... As the fall pro- 
gressed meets with Gallaudet, Bridgewater and 
Swarthmore took place. . . . Wood won the 
Mason-Dixon Championship . . . while his team 
placed third largely on the strength of his first 
place. . . . Second semester brought the Eagles' 
only indoor appearance . . . Uline Arena . . . 
mile relays, and individual mile events. . . . 
March 16, Herb Wood finished his college track 
career sprinting to victory at the tenth C. U. 




CAPTAIN WOOD 



meet where two thousand people were present. 
. . . Herb will leave school for the army. . . . 
Bentley pulled up his rating in the mile place- 
ment. . . . Jacques Marechal leaves to join the 
Free French army. . . . Glatt, who showed con- 
siderable promise last fall, now holds up the 
honor of A. U. . . . April brings the Penn 
Relays at Philadelphia ... a four-man squad 
entered to give a really good performance. . . . 
So ends another year of The American Univer- 
sity's track history. . . . To Captain Herb Wood 
goes much of the credit for arousing interest in 
the sport ... to Coach Dick Helman, who gave 
gratis his time so willingly and unstintingly, 
goes many thanks ... to Dave Phillips, Bill 
Bosien, Jim Joseph, and the rest of the team, 
keep running! 



'Hit the Road." 





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American's amazing amazons . . . those muscle-making 
wonder women . . . plenty of punch yet glamorous gals 
. . . how do they keep in condition without becoming 
musclebound? . . . the answer is that grueling course 
called Body Mechanics . . . push-ups . . . bar techniques . . . 
and those aching acrobatics for defects . . . first they 
measure you — then they tell you where and what to take 
off or put on . . . and then — they make you do it . . . 
new rules this year . . . only one cut a semester, and we 
thought three were too few! — would that the faculty had 
to take physical education, too . . . not only that but 
archery is restricted — only the really feeble can play Cupid 
. . . previously all of us jemmes jatales indulged in this 
parlor game . . . hockey in the fall . . . basketball in the 
winter . . . tennis in the spring . . . and our favorite — 
new this year — Softball . . . Coach Gagnon turns out to 
be particularly good at tennis . . . May first brings a 
special event — tournaments with local schools — archery, 
ping-pong, and tennis . . . throughout the year inter- 
sorority contests added pep to the programs . . . several 
ping-pong fests and the annual basketball tilt . . . but the 
most fun came during rainy weather — then we played tennis 
in the men's gym — we never had such appreciative spec- 
tators before . . . climax of the year was the men's varsity- 
women's varsity basketball game . . . such fun and frolic. 




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COLLEGE HONOR SOCIETY 

The Phi Beta Kappa of American University . . . 
membership is composed of scholars . . . brilliant 
records . . . plus an interest in school affairs . . . 
not grinds but possessors of genuine intelligence . . . 
constructive thinkers . . . alert . . . original . . . using 
their learning to broaden their own personalities . . . 
and to improve their college. 



CAP AND GOWN 

Cap and Gown . . . women of notable leadership 
. . . scholarship . . . service . . . contributors to 
social activity . . . intellectual stimulation . . . 
sponsors of an annual party for fun and frolic to 
welcome the new girls first semester ... tea second 
semester . . . Waves and Waacs speak — programs 
making college more interesting. 



OMICRON DELTA KAPPA 

National honorary for men outstanding in 
scholarship . . . athletics . . . social and religious 
affairs . . . publications . . . speech, music and 
dramatic arts . . . sponsors annual party to 
welcome new men . . . presents the coveted 
trophy for the most valuable basketball player 
. . . George Zuras, the recipient this year. 





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DELTA SIGMA H H P I G A M M A M 



The National honorary fraternity for men and 
women of unusual forensic talent . . . sponsors of 
an oratorical contest . . . topic: "The American 
Patriot of 1943" . . . prizes: war stamps . . . donors 
of a gavel to the speech department . . . objective 
of all students of scholarship and ability in speaking. 



Pi Gamma Mu . . . national honorary social science 
fraternity . . . one of the oldest groups at The 
American University . . . established in 1931 . . . 
active for twelve years in promoting interest in the 
social sciences . . . only group on the campus to 
admit students from the School of Social Sciences 
and Public Affairs. 



BETA BETA BETA PI BELTA EPSILON 



Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Beta Beta ... na- 
tional honorary for biology majors . . . sponsors 
biennially a nation-wide science conference. . . . Un- 
der the leadership of Maurine Ott, Beta Beta Beta 
this year held an evolution seminar ... all in all an 
active group spreading the fruits of biological dis- 
covery throughout the college. 



The aim of The American University's journalistic 
talent . . . national honorary for those with writer's 
cramp — and two years' executive experience on the 
Eagle or the Aucola . . . sponsored a luncheon for 
United China Relief — tapped that globe-trotting 
journalist, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt . . . guided 
by versatile Marion Mattes. 





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SENIOR CLASS 

OFFICERS 

Herbert Wood President 

Alberta Napper Vice-President 

Doris Patterson Secretary 

Walker Shumate Treasurer 




Thomas W. Aiken Washington, D. C. 

English and History 

Class Honors. 1. 4; Dramat (Treasurer. 2. 3); Publications Board. 2, 3; Curriculum Board. 1; 

Dance Chairman. 2; Aucola, 1 (Sports Editor, 2. 3); Eagle, 1, 2. 3. 4; Handbook (Editor. 2); 

Intramurals, 1. 2. 3. 4; Alpha Tau Omega (Corresponding Secretary. 3). 

Aiken is achin' for his keys . . . lazy writer nf "Know Your Faculty" — he always 

wanted to call it "Apple Polish" ... A girl somewhere in the offing ... he left 

with the sixteen for Camp Lee. 

Constance Barrows Washington, D. C. 

English 

Class Honors. 1, 2, 3. 4; College Honor Society; Cap and Gown (President. 4); Pi Delta Epsilon 

I Secretary-Treasurer, 4); "A" Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Publications Board (Secretary, 4); Aucola (Copy 

Editor, 2. 3; Associate Editor. 4); Dramat, 1. 2. 3 (Secretary. 4); Fund Drive, 2, 3. 4; Kappa 

Delta (Treasurer. 3; Vice-President. 3); Panhellenic Council. 3. 

Bunnv ... a swell kid — everybody likes her, including Ned . . . kind to the poor 
freshmen as chief assistant in the English Office. 

Joan Beadle Washington, D. C. 

Chemistry 

Alpha Phi. 

A whiz at basketball . . . usually to be found in the Chem Lab ... up hair-do's. 

Elaine Bell Baltimore, Md. 

English 

Class Honors. 2. 3; Eagle. 1. 2. 3; French Club, 2, 3. 

Chronic laughter . . . gets fun out of everything, including dancing and swimming 

. . . "Now, children, take up your pencils." 









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Ann Bennett Chevy Chase, M.I. 

Sociology 

Aucola, 1; Eagle. 3; Phi Mil. 

Ann and Homer . . . swell actress . . . life of (he party with her sense of humor. 

Freemax Bentley Cedartown, Ga. 

Chemistry 

West Georgia College, 1, 2; Track, 3, 4; Intramurals, 4i Alpha Kappa Pi. 

"Ben" — heap big waiter . . . another hanger-around in the Chem Lab — even during 
holidays . . . but he takes his Sunday afternoons in the park. 

Pall L. Berry Washington, D. C. 

Religion and Pliilosopliy 

Class Honors, 1, 2, 3. 4; College Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa ( Vice-President. 4); Beta 
Beta Beta (Secretary, 4); College Council, 3; Religious Boaid. 2; Orientation Board, 3; Faculty 
Prize. 3; Chorus, 1. 2. 3, 4; Double Quartet. 3; Fund Driye. 1. 2. 3; German Club (Treasurer, 1); 
Glee Club, 1. 2. 4 (President, 3); Alpha Tau Omega (Corresponding Secretary. 2; Recording 
Secretary. 3; President. 41; Interfraternity Council (President, 4). 

Berry and Patty — it just comes natural . . . unassuming, quiet, hut ready when 

you need him . . . brainchild ... no politics for him — he likes good music and 

good fun. 

Anthony M. Bozza Newark. X. J. 

Spanish and Economics 

Aucola. 2; Eagle, 3; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 2, 3. 4; Fund Drive. 1, 2, 3; Omicron Epsilo.ii Pi, 
3; Phi Sigma Kappa (Secretary, 4). 

Tony . . . round and ruddy . . . always speaking Spanish to Elsa — or anybodj 
for that matter . . . and did you know he's an excellent dancer? 

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Eleanor Case • Syracuse, N. Y. 

English and Speech 

Syracuse University. 1, 2; Cap and Gown (Secretary-Treasurer, 4); Delta Sigma Rho (President, 4); 
Dramat, 3, 4; Social Board (Chairman. 4); Debate, 3; Speakers' Bureau, 3; Alpha Phi (Vice- 
President. 3; President. 4); Panhellenic Council (Treasurer, 3; Secretary, 4). 

Casey . . . that soothing voice . . . Imogene . . . lover of hot fudge sundaes and 
Shakespeare . . . quite a versatile girl. 

Germain e Coffey Washington, D. C. 

Spanish 

Class Secretary. 1; £<rg/f. 4; Alpha Phi (Vice-President. 2; President. 3); Panhellenic Council. 2. 3. 

Gerrv . . . bridge player . . . interested in things Spanish, especially tangos . . . 
also things Portuguese, especially George . . . not an apostle of early rising. 

Miriam Collins • Gainesville, Ga. 

English 

Southern gal . . . singer . . . works in the day time, goes to school at night. 

Robert Darby Derby Line, Vt. 

Economics and Business Administration 

Green Mountain Junior College, 1, 2; Athletic Board, 4; Alpha Tau Omega. 

One more of the sixteen . . . lover of Bertie, Bertie, and more Bertie . . . also 

crossword puzzles ... the only thing that bothered him was 8:30 classes. 









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Helen Lundegaard Fellows . . • Washington, D. C. 

English 

Class Secretary, 3; Aucola. 1; Eagle. 1; League of Women Voters. 1. 2; Alpha Chi Omega I Vice 
President, 3, 4); Panheilenic Council, 3. 

Cute little blond . . . full of pep, vim, and vigor . . . always carrying around letters 
from the helpmate. 



3 hilip Fellows Washington, D. C. 

Economics 

College Council. 1, 2; Class President. 3; Band. I, 2. 3, 4; Baseball. 1. 2. 3; Basketball. 1; Glee 
Club. 4; Intramurals. 1. 2. 3, 4; Orchestra 4; Alpha Tau Omega I Vice-President, 3, 4). 

"U. S. Armv +" says he . . . seldom if ever seen without the missus ... he even 
likes dishwashing — how's that for a man? 



Ann Ferrandi ■ Boston, Mass. 

Sociology and Psychology 

Stephens College, 1, 2. 

Good actress . . . prefers shorts to doing homework . . . always listening to her 
phonograph — especially Grieg's Concerto. 



J t DSON C. Frexch Kenwood, M<1. 

Physics and Mathematics 

Class Honors. 2. 3; Pi Delta Epsilon I Vice-President. 3. 4); Aucola (Staff Photographer. 3, 4); 

Camera Club, 1, 2; Eagle (Staff Photographer, 3. 4); Freshman Debate Manager, 1; Fund Drive 

(Treasurer, 2; Chairman. 3). 

Eagle and Aucola photographer par excellence . . . always very obliging . . . 
goes with a girl named Judy, year after year after year. 

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Reuben Ginsberg .... Athens, Texas 

Economics and Political Science 
Shreiner Institute. 1, 2; Class Honors. 3. 4; Pi Gamma Mu (President, 4); Debate, 3. 
"Texas has entered the war on the side of the Allies!" . . . born politician . 
Rozzy . . . according to Hauskofer 



Democrat! . . . "Hut, two, three, four." 



Leon Glatt Enterprise, Kan. 

History 

Dramat, 3. 4; Class Treasurer. 4; Chorus, 3, 4; Cross Country. 3. 4; Debate, 3; Glee Club, 3, 4; 
Intramurals, 3, 4; Orchestra, 3. 

Minister ... the great lover in all our noble dramatic presentations . . . one of 

the greatest track men that has ever hit A. I". . . . a non-lover of perfidy, politics, 

and dictators. 



Ruth J. Gross Fords, N. J. 

Psychology ami Economics 

Chairman Senior Ring Committee, 4; Aucola, 1. 2 (Business Manager. 3, 4); Debate, 1, 2, 3 

(Associate Manager, 4); El Grupo Pan-Americano. 1. 2; International Relations Club. 1, 2; Fund 

Drive. 4; Independents. 1. 2; League of Women Voters, 1, 2, 3. 

One of the best for getting things done ... a whiz at debating and knitting and 
nursing the AuCOLA ... a believer in freedom. 



Carol Kennedy Pulaski, Tenn. 

English and French 

Class Ho: 



1. 2, 3; El Grupo Pan- Amen 
Phi Mu (President, 3; Tri 



2, 3, 4; Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4; Double Qua 
4); Panhellenic Council, 2, 3. 



One of our favorite singers ... has leaning toward music and the Navy, especially 
Bing . . . what the well-dressed coed will wear. 







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Rith Kent • Trenton, N. J. 

Spanish 

Class Honors, 1, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Constitution Committee, 3; Alpha Chi Omega (Treas- 
urer, 4). 

The versatile roommate . . . quiet and unassuming, but helpful . . . distributor 

of Betty Erhardt's cookies . . . she's always tutoring somebody ... a pal when 

vou need one. 



Mary King Washington, D. C. 

Sociology 

"A" Club, 1. 2 (Sports Manager, 3; President, 41; Religious Board, 4; Chorus. 2. 3. 4; El Grupo 

Pan-Americano, 2; French Club, 1, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club, 1, 2 (Vice-President, 3, 4); League of 

Women Voters, 1, 2, 3; Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 2 (Corresponding Secretary, 3; Vice-President, 

41; Alpha Chi Omega (Corresponding Secretary, 3, 4; Recording Secretary, 3). 

A swell person to work and play with . . . sports are her strong point . . . and 
she can sing any part in a choir. 



Shirley R. Lubell .... New York, N. Y. 

Fine .Iris 

New York University, 1, 2; Art Guild, 4; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 4; Aucola, 4. 

Tall, with an up hair-do ... a versatile artist . . . likes books, music, and art, 
and swimming and golf, too . . . has an aversion to snow and snobs. 



HENRY McFARLAND Washington, D. C. 

Art 

Versatile, long-haired artist . . . quiet and a worker . . . paints smooth gray houses 

which were the delight of all who went into the art room ... he and Dean had 

a joint exhibition early this semester. 

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Rosalie Maletz • • Chevy Chase, Md. 

Psychology 

French Club, 2. 3, 4; League of Women Voters. 2. 3. 

A friendly person who likes good-humored people and doesn't like other kinds 



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going out on the steps for a smoke 
of \V. R. H. 



usually found in Room 216 



John - Manchester Chevy Chase, Md. 

Englisli 

Class Honors, 1, 3; Baseball, 2; Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Tennis, 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega. 

Ace sports reporter . . . one of the chief eaglets . . . red-head . . . definitely an 
A. T. O. . . . versatile sportsman . . . partial to food and women ... a swell guy. 



Pal line Manning 



Washington, D. C. 



Romance Languages 



Class Ho 



College Honor Society; "A" Club, 1, 2 I Vice-President and T 
4; El Grupo Pan-Americano, 2, 3. 4; French Club. 1, 2. 3. 4; 
! (Secretary, 3); League of Women Voters, 1, 2, 3; Omicron Epsil 



easurer. 3; 
Glee Club, 



Secretary, 4); Auc 
3, 4; Independents, 

Star writer of essays and short stories . . . lady of languages . . . student even in 

Mexico City and the summertime . . . fond of books and music, sports and travel; 

doesn't relish getting up or going to bed. 



Dorothy Mapes Westfield, N. 

Spanish 



El Grupo Pan-A 

Dottie . . . u 



3. 4 (Se. 



Glee Club, 



Secretary. 3. 41. 

usually to be found behind the bookstore counter, or writing letters 
during Spanish class . . . her ideal — convertibles with tires. 








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Richard Marsh Washington, D. C. 

Mathematics 

Class Honors, I, 2, 3, 4; Ejgtt, I. 

Enjoys calculus and organic chemistry just as much as table tennis (which he 
wins all the time), the genius! . . . but who wants to study all the time, anywa) ? 



eanne E. Mathews Utica, X. Y. 

Business Administration 

Delta Sigma Rho (Secretary, 4); "A" Club, 3, 4: College Council, 3, 4; Constitution Committee, 
2; Speakers' Bureau, 2, 3; Varsity Debate, 2. 3; Alpha Chi Omega; Panhellenic Council, 3. 

Irrepressible in class when those dimples begin to show up . . . has plenty to do, 

and apparently time to do it — what she doesn't accomplish isn't worth doing . . . 

especially interested in Latin America. 



Marion Mattes Scranton, Pa. 

English 

Pi Delta Epsilon (President, 3, 4); "A" Club, 1; Orientation Board, 2, 3; Class Vice-President, 1; 
Class Secretary, 2; Homecoming Queen, 3; AucOLA, 1; Chorus, 1. 2, 3, 4; Eagle (Copy Editor, 1; 
Associate Editor, 2; Editor, 3); El Grupo Pan- Americano, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Women's 
House Council. 2, 3 (Doim President, 4); Phi Mu (Vice-President, 3; President, 4); Panhellenic 
Council, 4. 

"Tambo" ... no censorship for the Eagle . . . Charlie . . . prize alto . . . able 

columnist . . . leader . . . friend ... a person who seems to fit well in so many 

different places. 



Marjorie Plitt Move Chevy Chase. Md. 

Psychology and Sociology 

Class Honors, 4; AucOLA, 2; Badminton, 3; El Grupo Pan- Americano. 2; League of Women Voters, 
1; Student Christian Fellowship, 1; Alpha Chi Omega; Panhellenic Council. 4. 

Another bride at Christmas time . . . "Chet" this and "diet" that . . . and always 
has plenty to do. 



Albert Napper • Saranac, N. Y. 

Sociology and History 

Class Honors, 3, 4; College Honor Society; Cap and Gown (Historian, 4); Pi Gamma Mu; "A" 
Club. 3, 4; College Council (Secretary, 4); Class Vice-President, 4; May Queen, 3; Aucola, 3; 
Eag/e, 3; League of Women Voters, 3; Kappa Delta (President, 4); Panhellenic Council (Vice- 
President, 4). 

Sugar and spice . . . both beauty and brains . . . always carries around letters from 

Darb . . . little, but don't ever get in her way when she is being determined 

about something. 



Charlotte Nasht Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Chemistry 
Alpha Phi. 

"Lolly" . . . charming dark seniorita from Rio . . . always seen afternoons hanging 
around the Chem Lab . . . loather of mice and roaches. 



Doris Patterson ■ Washington, D. C. 

Biology 

Beta Beta Beta (Historian, 4); "A" Club, 1, 2, 3; Social Board. 3; Orientation Board, 4; Class 
Secretary, 4; Chorus, 2, 3, 4; German Club, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Christian Fellow- 
ship (Corresponding Secretary, 4); Kappa Delta (Secretary, 3). 

Glued to Paul . . . always around with a notebook, being pleasant . . . glad to go 
to a picnic, if there's chocolate ice cream but no turnips or snakes. 



Ellis Porter Philadelphia, Pa. 

History 

University of Virginia, 1, 2, 3. 

Former U. of Virginia man . . . always managed to keep the girls guessing about 
which one was most esteemed . . . now with Uncle Sam. 






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Daisy Posniak Paris> France 

Economics 

Class Honors, 2, 3, 4; French Club, 3 (President, 4); International Relations Club, 2, 3. 4; League 
of Women Voters, 2, 3. 

Another one of those geniuses ... got that job at last and her diploma in February 
. . . will chatter at length on anything of world interest in English or French. 

Ralpha Randell Washington, D. C. 

Biology 

Class Honors, 1, 3, 4; Beta Beta Beta (Vice-President, 4); Eagle, 1; French Club, 3; German Club, 

3; Student Christian Fellowship, 2, 3; Phi Mu. 

Lively little scientist and tennis player . . . crazy about New Jersey, especially 
the shore ... can always tell you something about the animal house. 

Milton Reinhard Bridgeport, Conn. 

Economics 

Class Honors, 3. 4; Pr Gamma Mu; Student Body President, 4; Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Tracy and Milt . . . politics? go see Milt ... no one will ever forget "Bottom"— 

especially Milt ... he never learned Robert's Rules, but he kept order just the 

same, his kind of order . . . (Oh, Milt!). 

Charles S. Richmond Rockville Center, X. Y. 

Political Science 

Band, 1; Basketball, 1; El Grupo Pan- Americano, 2; Debate, 1, 2, 3; Hamilton House Council 

(Treasurer, 4); International Relations Club, 3: Intramurals, 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra, 1. 2. 3 (Ubrarian 

4); Track. 1: Alpha Kappa Pi (Treasurer. 4). 

Ham House laundry man . . . always wears that red scarf with those blue and 
yellow stripes ... a good guy to have around in most any situation. 

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Arletta Skinner Rudd Chevy Chase, Md. 

Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion 

College Honor Society. 

Always smiling and friendly and very much interested in other people . . . 
exceptionally fond of good music, and Life . . . another February graduate. 

Margaret Rule . . . ■ Washington, D. C. 

Spanish 

Social Board, 2; Orientation Board, 3; Eagle, 1; Delta Gamma (Recording Secretary, 2; President, 
3, 4); Panhellenic Council (President, 4). 

Tall, dark, and Oh boy! . . . friendly . . . likes dancing and sports, except baseball 
. . . but that ain't all about Peggy. 

Jane Sattler Washington, D. C. 

Sociology and Religion 

Class Honors. 3, 4; Cap and Gown; Religious Board, 3; Orientation Board, 4; Assembly Commirtee, 
3; Class Vice-President, 2, 3; Class Dance Chairman, 2; Junior Prom Committee. 3; Aucola. 1, 2, 
3; Chorus, 2. 3, 4; Eagle, 1, 4; French Club, 1; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; League of Women Voters, 
1. 2 (Vice-President, 3); Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, 4; Alpha Chi Omega 
(Corresponding Secretary, 2; Treasurer, 3; President, 4); Panhellenic Council (President, 4). 

"Janie" . . . one of the most versatile and busiest girls on campus . . . one of 

the nicest to have around, too . . . she's never too busy to help those who need it, 

however, and often senses when she's wanted. 



Walker Shumate • Bethesda, Md. 

Economics and Business Administration 

Curriculum Board, 3; Class Treasurer, 1, 3. 4; Aucola, 3 (Sports Editor, 4); Basketball. 1; Eagle, 
1, 2; Intramurals, 1, 2. 3, 4; Alpha Tau Omega (Corresponding Secretary, 4). 



"Ozzie" . . . always working for the Norwegian Embassy . . . lover of women, 
shorts, crossword puzzles, and fried chicken . . . and a dependable sports editor. 














Caroline Sulzer DeLand, Fla. 

Economics 

Class Honors. 1, 2. 3; Aucola. 1, 2 (Literary Editor, 3); Dramat, 1, 2; Eagle, 1. 2 (Associate 

Editor, 3); French Club, 1; International Relations Club (Secretary, 1); League of Women Voters, 

I, 2; Student Christian Fellowship. 1. 2; Varsity Debate, 1, 2; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 1 (President. 

21; Alpha Phi (Treasurer, 2). 

A. I'.'s most outstanding debater . . . often to be seen pounding a typewriter 

in the Eagle's nest ... or dashing off lines for the Aucola . . . now at the School 

of Social Sciences and Public Affairs. 



Barbara A. Thomas Masardis, Me. 

English 

"A" Club, 4; AUCOLA, 4; Edglc. 3; Omicron Epsilon Pi, 3: Kappa Delta (Corresponding Secretary, 4) . 

Tommy the Huntress ... a delightfully caustic humor ... a chocolate ice cream 
fan . . . Oh, how she hates to get up in the morning! 



Pall Weidler Williamsport, Pa. 

Economics and Business Administration 

Baseball, 3; Football, 3; Intramurals, 4; Phi Sigma Kappa. 

"Happy Paul," with a grin for everybody . . . always ready to join in any sport 

on the market. 



Catherine Wilkie Washington, D. C. 

English 

Class Honors. 2. 3. 

Little but lively . . . always going around giving intelligence tests, or going to 

the movies with Elaine . . . she'll go skating or dancing anytime. 



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Herbert Wood Port Angelus, Wash. 

Political Science 

Class Honors, 4; Omicron Delta Kappa; Varsity Club; Class President. 4; Athletic Board, 3; Camera 

Club. 1; Debate, 1, 2. 3, 4; Football Manager, 1; International Relations Club (Secretary. 41; 

Student Christian Fellowship, 1, 2, 3, 4; Track, 2 iCaptain. 3, 4). 

Crack track man . . . and debater . . . not to mention filihusterer . . . Pris . . . 
left for the Army only a week after winning the Mason-Dixon mile. 



George Zuras 



Washington, D. C. 



Omicron Delta Kappa; Student Body (Vice-President, 4); Basketball, 3 (Captain, 4); Chorus, 4; 

Glee Club, 4; Intramural Manager, 4; Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges; Alpha Tau 

Omega (Social Chairman, 4). 

"Greek" . . . all District championship breaker . . . freshman organizer . . . lusty 
tenor . . . always ready with another joke. 



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U. S. mail and was thrown from Nashville to Washington and Washington 
to Nashville time and time again. 

Having gained strength and fortitude in this manner — and having 
gotten smoothed and shaped in just the right places — it began to look 
like a true well-rounded book. And then came the budget and the war 
shortages. Well, the Aucola has had at least a dozen different personalities 
— but we have tried to do our best to get as much human interest and as 
many pictures in as possible. 

First honors go to Ruth Gross, business manager. It seems to be a 
tradition that editors and business managers don't converse with each other 
— in other words, they aren't on speaking terms. I think we did very well. 
I can't say that we were always speaking to each other — we usually yelled! 
But we did our utmost to get along and help each other out in tight spots — 
Ruth was really an angel when it came to the final spurt of copy. With 
her valiant work she has earned her admission card to that special padded 
niche of heaven reserved for the exclusive use of Aucola slaves. 

Faith Pettit deserves a garland of roses for her superlative map. And 
I never could understand how the Army had the nerve to take Ozzie 
Shumate away and leave me with the sports section to suffer over all by 
my lonesome. 

Bouquets also should be thrown to Connie Barrows — my associate editor 
and the best copy reader in captivity; to Caroline Sulzer who can produce 
any kind of copy in no time flat; to Jud French, Mimi Berman, Mary Lou 
Courtney and Pris Biron who gave their all to make this book the best yet. 

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