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Catalogue 1936-1937 

Entered at the Post OfSce at Williamsport, Pa., 

as second class matter under the Act of Congress, 

August 24, 1912 

Vol. 20 FEBRUARY, 1937 No. 1 

Issued Quarterly 
August, November, February, and May 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Lyrasis IVIembers and Sloan Foundation 


Architect's Drawing of Proposed Dev< 

)pment Facing Washington Boulevard 


Williamsport Dickinson 

REGISTER FOR 19364937 

FOR 1937-1938 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania 



Sunday, January 3 Christmas Recess Ends 

Friday, January 29 First Semester Closes 

Monday, February 1 Second Semester Begins 

Friday, March 19 (After classes) Easter Recess Begins 

Monday, March 29 Easter Recess Ends 

Tuesday, March 30 Classes Resume 

Friday, June 4 Senior Reception 

Monday, June 14 Commencement 


Friday-Saturday, September 17-18 Registration of Day Students 

Monday, September 20 Registration of Boarding Students 

Tuesday, September 21 Classes Begin 

Friday, September 24 Reception by Christian Associations 

Sunday, September 26 Matriculation Service 

Friday, October 22 Reception by President and Faculty 

Friday, November 19 Faculty Musical Recital 

Wednesday, December 22 (Noon) Christmas Recess Begins 

Sunday, January 2 Christmas Recess Ends 

Monday, January 3 Classes Resume 

Friday, January 28 First Semester Closes 

Monday, January 31 Second Semester Begins 

Friday, March 18 (After classes) Spring Recess Begins 

Sunday, March 27 Spring Recess Ends 

Monday, March 28 Classes Resume 

Thursday, April 14 (After classes) Easter Recess Begins 

Monday, April 18 Easter Recess Ends 

Tuesday, April 19 Classes Resume 

Friday, June 3 Senior Reception 

Monday, June 13 Commencement 



Architect's Drawing of Entrance to Proposed 
Administration Building 


John W. Long, President 

A.B., D.D., Dickinson College; Drew Theological Seminary 
Dickinson Seminary, 1921- 

JoHN G. CoRNWELL, Jr., Dean Chemistry 

A.B., Dickinson College; A.M., University of Pennsylvania; A.M., 
Columbia University. 

Hanover High School, 1921-23; Dickinson Seminary, 1923-; Dean, 

H. Dorcas Hall, Dean of Women Preparatory History 

A.B., Allegheny College; M.A., Columbia University; Graduate Work, 
University of Pittsburgh. 

Jubbulpore, India, 1922-27; Khandwa, India, 1929-35; Graduate As- 
sistant, University of Pittsburgh, 1935-36; Dickinson Seminary, 

J. Milton Skeath Psychology, Mathematics 

A.B., Dickinson College; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Graduate 
Work, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania State College. 

Dickinson Seminary, 1921- ; Dean, 1925-33. 

Phil G. Gillette German, Spanish 

A.B., Ohio University; M.A., Ohio State University. 
Kenmore (Pa.) High School, 1926-28; Dickinson Seminary, 1929- 

RuTH C. Child English 

A.B., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan. 

Mount Holyoke College, 1922-23; Defiance College, 1924-25; Goucher 
College, 1926-31, 1933-34; Dickinson Seminary, 1934- 

WiLSON Leon Godshall History, Political Science, Sociology 

B.S., A.M., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 

Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.), 1919-21; University of Penn- 
sylvania, 1919-23; Union College, 1923-34; Visiting Professor of 
Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1924, 1929, 1931; 
Potsdam (New York) State Normal School, 1926-27; St. John's 
University (Shanghai), 1925, 1931; University of Washington, 
1928; Lingnan University (Canton), 1932; University of the Phil- 
ippines, 1932; The Pennsylvania State College, Summers, 1934-; 
Dickinson Seminary, 1934- 

BuRRiTT C. Harrington Religion, College Pastor 

B.Litt., Princeton University; M.A., Columbia University; Graduate 
Work, Teachers College, Columbia University; Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary (New York); Summer Sessions, Syracuse, Rutgers 
and New York Universities. 

Presbyterian Mission High School, Allahabad, India, 1913-15; Luck- 
now Christian Collegiate School, Lucknow, India, 1917-21; Cen- 
tennial School, Lucknow, 1922-27; Lucknow Christian College, 
1927-30; Forman Christian College, Lahore, India, 1930-33; Dick- 
inson Seminary, 1935- 

WiLLiAM R. RiDiNGTON Greek, Latin 

A.B., A.M., Princeton University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylva- 
nia; Summer Session, Middlebury French School, Columbia Uni- 

Dickinson Seminary, 1935- 

Kenneth C. Kates Biology 

A.B., St. Stephen's College, Columbia University; M.A., Duke Uni- 
Graduate Assistant, Duke University, 1982-34.; University Fellow, 
Duke University, 1934-35; Dickinson Seminary, 1935- 

Katherine E. Shank Speech, Dramatics, English 

A.B., Northwestern University; Diploma, School of Speech, North- 
western University; M.A., University of Southern California; 
Graduate Work, Columbia University, University of Southern 

Assistant Supervisor Speech Arts, Public Schools, Dayton, Ohio, 1924- 
28; Dramatic Recitals, Lecture Recitals, Radio Broadcasting, 
1930-35; Dickinson Seminary, 1936- 

LuLA M. Richardson French 

A.B., Goucher College; A.M., Johns Hopkins University; Sorbonne, 
Ecole de Phonetique Universite de Clermont-Ferrand; Ph.D., 
Johns Hopkins University. 

Women's College, University of Delaware, 1924-28; Wells College, 
1928-31; College for Teachers, Johns Hopkins University, 1933-35; 
Dickinson Seminary, 1986- 


*James H. Ritter Assistant in Chemistry 

B.Sc, Bucknell University. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1937- 

Eleanor L. Delo Commercial Subjects 

A.B., M.B.A., University of Michigan. 
Webster (N. Y.) High School, 1932-33; Dickinson Seminary, 1933- 

Sterling H. McGrath Commercial Subjects 

A.B., Carleton College; Graduate Work, Columbia University. 

International College, Smyrna, Turkey, 1930-34; American University 
of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Syria, 1934-35; Dickinson Seminary, 

JosEPH D. Babcock Preparatory Mathematics, Chemistry 

A.B., Dickinson College. 

The Sanford School, Redding Ridge, Conn., 1923-25; The Pape School, 
Savannah, Ga., 1925-28; The Stuyvesant School, Warrenton, Va., 
1928-31; Thorn Mountain Summer School, Jackson, N. H., 1930-; 
Dickinson Seminary, 1931- 

James W. Sterling Preparatory English, History 

A.B., M.A,, Syracuse University; Graduate Work, Columbia Univer- 

Graduate Assistant, Syracuse University, 1928-24; Northside School, 
Williamstown, Mass., 1930-32; Dickinson Seminary, 1924-30, 1935- 

*Mabel F. Babcock Preparatory Spanish 

A.B., Dickinson College. 
Saltsburg High School, 1923-24; Dickinson Seminary, 1984- 

*Edith Farr Ridington Preparatory Latin 

A.B., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; 

Summer Session, Columbia University. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1936- 
* Part-time 

Myrra Bates Voice 

Chicago Musical College; Studied Voice with Arthur J. Hubbard, 
Boston; Mme. Estelle Liebling, New York City. 

Coached Oratorio and Opera with Richard Hageman, Chicago, 111,; 
Dickinson Seminary, 1926- 

Florence Dewey Violin, Theoretical Subjects 

London Conservatorj'^ of Music ; New England Conservatory of Music, 
Graduate Work, Institute of Musical Art of the Juilliard Foun- 
dation, and Columbia University. 

Neighborhood Music School, 1926-28; Dickinson Seminary, 1929- 

M. Caroline Budd Piano 

A.B., Ohio Wesleyan University; New England Conservatory of 

Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, 1931-33; Dickinson Seminary, 1933- 

Mary a. Landon Piano 

Mus.B., Susquehanna University Conservatory of Music. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1936- 

Harriet Enona Roth Art 

Pennsylvania Museum, School of Industrial Art; Private Study, Eng- 
land and France; Graduate Work, School of Industrial Art, 
Columbia University. 

Scranton Schools and Private Teaching, 1922-1926; Dickinson Sem- 
inary, 1926- 

E. Z. McKay Physical Education 

Cornell University. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1932- 

Noreen Ruth Chalice Librarian, Preparatory Biology 

University of Wisconsin; B.A., Cornell College; B.L.S., University of 

Clear Lake Public Library; Dickinson Seminary, 1933- 

LuLU Brunstetter Assistant Librarian 

Bloomsburg State Normal; Pennsylvania State College, Summer 

Dickinson Seminary, 1925- ; Acting Librarian, 1982-84; Assistant Li- 
brarian, 1934- 

'From these gates sorrow files afar. 

See here be all the pleasures 

Thai fancy can beget on youthful thoughts' 

General Information 

The School 

lege preparatory and junior college courses for young 
men and women. It provides facilities for both day school 
and boarding students offering two years of college and four years 
of preparatory work, including courses in music, art, expression, and 


It is located at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, "The Queen City 
of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River," on the famed Sus- 
quehanna Trail, midway between Buffalo, New York, and Washing- 
ton, D. C. Statistics prove it to be the most healthful city in the 
State of Pennsylvania, and it is reported to be the third most health- 
ful city in the United States. Williamsport is famous for its pic- 
turesque scenery, its beautiful homes, and the culture and kindness 
of its people. The Pennsylvania, the Reading, and the New York 
Central Railroads, with their fast trains, put it within two hours' 
reach of Harrisburg, four and a half hours' of Philadelphia, and six 
hours' of Pittsburgh. 


Williamsport Dickinson Seminary was founded in 1848 by a 
group of men of Williamsport under the leadership of Rev. Benja- 
min H. Crever, who, hearing that the old Williamsport Academy was 
about to be discontinued, proposed to accept the school and conduct 
it as a Methodist educational institution. Their offer was accepted 
and, completely reorganized, with a new president and faculty, it 
opened September, 1848, as Dickinson Seminary, under the patron- 
age of the old Baltimore Conference. It was acquired in 1869 and 
is still owned by the Preachers* Aid Society of the Central Pennsyl- 
vania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is regu- 
larly chartered under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. It is 


not a money-making institution. All of its earnings as well as the 
generous gifts of its friends have been spent for maintenance and 
improvements. During a large part of its history its curriculum 
covered the work now included in a high school course and at the 
same time included about two years of college work. By its charter 
it is empowered to grant degrees, which authority was for a time 
exercised. In 1912 it began to confine itself to the college prepara- 
tory field and continued in that field till 1929. After considering 
both the opportunity and the need of doing more advanced work, the 
Board of Directors at their meeting in October, 1928, voted to con- 
tinue the college preparatory and general academic work, and to add 
two years of college work, paralleling the freshman and sophomore 
years in a liberal arts college. These junior college courses are out- 
lined herein and may be found on later pages of this catalogue. 

Grounds and Buildings 

The campus is located near the center of the city on a slight 
eminence, which causes the school to be affectionately referred to as 
"the School upon the Hilltop." Stately elms, maples, and trees of 
other variety add beauty and dignity to the campus and form an 
attractive setting for the imposing buildings. To the south and 
across the Susquehanna, within twenty minutes' walk, is the beautiful 
Bald Eagle Range of the Allegheny Mountains, affording a view of 
perennial charm. To the north are the Grampian Hills. In fact 
Williamsport, "beautiful for location," is seldom surpassed or 
equaled in its wealth of beautiful scenery. 

On the campus stand the buildings conveniently grouped. They 
are of brick and steel construction, heated by steam from a central 
plant, lighted by electricity and supplied throughout with hot and 
cold water and all modern conveniences. The rooms are large, airy 
and well lighted. 

The Main Building is an imposing structure of brick and occu- 
pies the central part of the campus. In this building are the admin- 
istrative offices, dining room, chapel, school parlor, class rooms, and 
dormitories. There are hardwood floors throughout. 


Bradley Hall is the Fine Arts Building. It was erected in 1895 
of red brick and is modern in construction. The splendid music 
studios and practice rooms, the art studios, and the library are here. 

The Service Building is also of red pressed brick and is a modem 
fireproof building. The basement and the first floor house the heat- 
ing plant and the laundry. The second and third floors contain 
dormitories and are used for the boys of the Junior College. 

The Gymnasium 

Williamsport Dickinson is fortunate in having a splendid new 
Gymnasium, dedicated November 8, 1924, which is a popular center 
of physical, social, and cultural activities. The building is 110 ft. 
by 88 ft. 6 in., beautifully designed and of semi-fireproof construction. 

The basement includes a modern swimming pool 20x60 ft., 
equipped with a sterilization and filtration plant. The pool is con- 
structed of tile and is amply lighted, with large sash to the open air 
making a sunlit pool at nearly all hours of the day. 

There are also two bowling alleys of latest design and separate 
private rooms and showers for both home and visiting teams. Pro- 
vision for private dressing rooms and shower rooms for girls and 
women is made. 

The gymnasium floor proper is 90x65 ft. with a stage at the 
easterly end so that the main floor can readily be converted into an 
auditorium if need be, suitable for recitals and even more pretentious 
productions. In every way the building is a center of athletic, social, 
and cultural activities. 


The purpose of Williamsport Dickinson is to prepare students for 
their life work in a homelike religious atmosphere at a minimum cost. 
In its Preparatory Department it fits its students for any college or 
technical school. For those who do not plan to go to college it offers 
exceptionally strong courses leading to appropriate diplomas. In 
the Junior College Department it aims to give two years of college 



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The Critic will call it good." 

work under the most favorable conditions, especially appealing to 
those who graduate from high school at an early age and who would 
like to take the first two years of college work under conditions afford- 
ing more intimate personal contacts with the teachers and assuring 
personal interest and helpfiil guidance. It offers a large amount of 
college work in the form of electives to those whose college career 
will likely be confined to two years. 

A Home School 

Williamsport Dickinson recognizes the fact that it is more than a 
school. It accepts responsibility for the home life of its students as 
well. Every effort is put forth to make the Seminary as homelike 
as possible. Here lasting friendships are formed, and memories are 
stored up to which they may, in future years, look back with affection 
and pride. 

Cultural Influences 

Williamsport Dickinson aims to develop in its students an easy 
familiarity with the best social forms and customs. Young men and 
women meet in the dining hall, at receptions, and other social func- 
tions. These contacts together with frequent talks by instructors do 
much to develop poise and social ease. Persons of prominence are 
brought to the school for talks and lectures, and excellent talent pro- 
vides for recreation and entertainment. Courses of entertainment 
are provided by community organizations which bring the best artistic 
talent to the city. Students whose grades justify it are permitted 
and urged to take advantage of these opportunities. 

Religious Influences 

Williamsport Dickinson is a religious school. It is not sectarian. 
At least four religious denominations are represented on its Board of 
Directors. Every student is encouraged to be loyal to the church of 
his parents. The atmosphere of the school is positively religious. 
Every effort is made to induce students to enter upon the Christian 
life and be faithful thereto. 

A systematic study of the Bible is required of students. Reg- 
ular attendance is required at the daily chapel service. Students 


attend the Sunday morning service at one of the churches in the city. 
On Sunday evening all attend a Vesper Service held in the school 
chapel. There is a weekly Prayer Service in charge of the College 
Pastor, a member of the faculty, or a visiting speaker. There are 
chapters of Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Associations 
that do active work in promoting the religious life of the school. 

The John Wesley Club is composed of students preparing for the 
ministry or other forms of religious work. Through regular meet- 
ings and deputation teams they gain valuable training and experience 
in religious work. 

Through the generosity of the late Honorable M. B. Rich, for 
eighteen years President of the Board of Directors, a Department of 
Religion has been established in the school, and the professor in 
charge of this department is also COLLEGE PASTOR and gives a 
large portion of his time in promoting a helpful religious atmosphere 
in the school and in personal interviews with students on matters of 
vital interest to them. 


It is aimed to develop in each student a sense of loyalty to the 
School and a sense of fitness in his actions through the appeals of 
ideals and examples. Offenses are dealt with by the withdrawal of 
certain student privileges; while good work in class room and good 
conduct in school life are rewarded by special privileges granted only 
upon the attainment of certain levels of scholarship and deportment. 

It is understood that students entering Williamsport Dickinson 
do so with the intention of making an honest effort to do satisfactory 
work in every respect. Where a student is not able to conform to 
the school program, the parents or guardians are asked to witlidraw 
the student from the school. 


Coeducation, properly administered, is both highly satisfactory 
and desirable. In a coeducational school where boys and girls asso- 
ciate under proper conditions and supervision their influences are 


mutually helpful. Boys become more refined and careful of their 
appearance and conduct. Girls learn to appreciate the sterling 
qualities of purposeful boys when they are permitted to associate and 
compete with them in the activities of school life. 

The apartments of the girls are entirely separate from those of 
the boys. Proper supervision of the girls and boys is maintained 
at all times. 


The Faculty is composed of thoroughly trained, carefully selected 
Christian men and women. The two ideals they hold before them- 
selves are scholarship and character. They live with the students, 
room on the same halls, eat at the same tables, and strive in every way 
to win their confidence and friendship. Williamsport Dickinson 
aims to make the home and working conditions of the members of the 
faculty so pleasant they will be encouraged to do their very best work 
and look forward to years of pleasant and helpful service in the 
school. This policy has resulted in building up a faculty of which 
we are justly proud. 

Athletics and Physical Training (Boys) 

The object of this department is to promote the general health 
and the physical and intellectual efficiency of the students. Per- 
sistent effort is made to interest everybody in some form of indoor 
and outdoor sports. Intramural athletic games between groups of 
students not members of varsity teams encourage athletic activities 
on the part of all students. The athletic teams are carefully selected 
and systematically trained. They are sent into a game to win if they 
can, but more emphasis is placed upon playing the game fair and 
straight than upon winning. Williamsport Dickinson is represented 
each year in inter-scholastic contests by football, basketball, base- 
ball, track, and tennis teams. An excellent athletic field offers every 
facility for football, baseball, tennis, and other outdoor sports. Dur- 
ing the winter months the tennis courts on the campus are flooded 
providing an opportunity for skating. 


Athletics and Physical Training (Girls) 

The aim of this work is the care and the development of the body 
by means of appropriate exercises. The results to be achieved are 
better health, good poise, and the overcoming of such physical defects 
as will yield to corrective exercises. A portion of the time each week 
is given to physical culture with the purpose that the body may be- 
come free and more graceful. Gymnasium work largely takes the 
form of games in swimming, bowling, basketball, and other floor 
work, with attention to those needing special corrective exercises. 
Teams in basketball and swimming represent the school in outside 
competition. Outdoor activities include archery, hockey, tennis, 
skating, hiking, and horseback riding. 

The Dr. E. J. Gray Memorial Library 

The library is playing an increasingly important part in any 
educational program today. Recognizing this, Williamsport Dick- 
inson completely reorganized its library with the beginning of its 
Junior College program. Commodious, well lighted, and attractive 
quarters conveniently located in Bradley Hall were provided. The 
equipment is entirely new, including steel shelving, quartered oak 
tables and chairs, desk, filing cabinets, etc. The more than six 
thousand volumes in the old library were carefully assorted, retain- 
ing four thousand volumes, to which new volumes have been added 
bringing the total to more than seven thousand. The majority of 
the new volumes are directly related to the various departments of 
the Junior College. A very excellent list of reference works has 
been provided and an attractive group of books for general reading 
has been added in order to stimulate the interest of the students in 
books not directly related to their special interest. 

The library is in charge of a full time professionally trained 
librarian and a full time experienced assistant librarian, together 
with student help as needed. 

The James V. Brown Library is within two squares of the School. 
Its large collection of books as well as its courses of lectures and 
entertainments is freely open to all students of the college and the 
preparatory department. 



Entrance to Bradley Hall 
Home of Music, Art, Dramatics, and Library 

The Junior College 

The Junior College has become one of the most significant devel- 
opments in the field of higher education. The high school graduate 
usually needs to make new social contacts, to learn to accept respon- 
sibility, and to form systematic habits of study and living. The 
Junior College offers these advantages in connection with college 
studies so that the student's educational progress is not retarded while 
these important habits are being established. 

The Junior College offers two types of courses: (1) those 
which are called terminal, that is, complete educational units in 
particular fields; and (2) those which cover the first two years of a 
four-year college for those who desire to complete their degree re- 
quirements later. Both types of courses meet the highest college 
standards and afford both pleasant and desirable college experience. 

The development of the junior college is the result of an increas- 
ing demand for an individualized program in higher education, a 
program in which emphasis is placed on meeting the cultural and 
practical needs of the individual student. Instruction in small 
groups is offered in the place of mass education. At Williamsport 
Dickinson the student bridges the gap between high school and col- 
lege by easy, natural stages, each young man and woman being given 
a chance for self examination and experiment before definitely decid- 
ing upon the courses which will lead to his or her chosen profession 
or vocation. As the enrollment is purposely kept at relatively low 
figures, the faculty is able to become personally acquainted with each 
individual. Class groups are therefore small and permit of constant 
discussion and participation by each student in class problems. 

Experience has shown that many high school graduates are im- 
mature when they enter college, and fail to succeed because they are 
not able to cope with the freedom and responsibilities suddenly thrust 
upon them. The individualized program in practice at Williamsport 
Dickinson seeks to remedy this condition by personalized instruction 


and intimate social contacts. The problems of the student become 
the very real problems of the instructor who with his personal ac- 
quaintance with the pupil can guide his energies in the direction best 
fitted to his aptitudes and talents. Many noteworthy successes result 
from what otherwise would be failure. Too large a percentage of 
students who enroll in a four-year college, do not, for various reasons, 
remain in college until graduation. It is better for these students to 
enter a Junior College and complete the course, receiving a diploma, 
than to have the feeling of having dropped from college at a time 
when the work was only partially completed. The small size of the 
student group is a spur to greater participation in both scholastic 
and extracurricular activities developing thereby the qualities of 
both character and leadership. Thus the Williamsport Dickinson 
Junior College offers a well rounded and comprehensive program 
that not only prepares the student for his profession or vocation but 
for life as well. 

Recognition and Transfer Privileges 

Williamsport Dickinson Junior College is a member of the Amer- 
ican Association of Junior Colleges, is approved by the University 
Senate of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Pennsylvania 
State Council of Education, and accredited by the Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Graduates from 
the Junior College have been accepted with advanced standing by 
the leading colleges and universities to which they have applied for 
admission and have made unusually high scholastic records. 

Individual cases naturally depend on the student's preparation, 
the calibre of his work and the course which he desires to pursue. 
Upon registering at Williamsport Dickinson the student should fully 
acquaint the President with his future plans so that credit require- 
ments of the college to which he plans to go may be anticipated in 


Junior College Curricula 

The Junior College offers the following courses leading to a 
diploma or a certificate: 

I. Arts and Science. 

This course comprises the first two years of a standard four-year 
course in a senior college leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of 
Science degree. 

II. General Course. 

This course is intended for students who do not look forward to a 
four-year college course or to advanced study. It aims to provide the 
essential intellectual background of an educated person, and to lay the 
foundations upon which may be built a solid structure of broad knowl- 
edge and good citizenship. 

III. Commerce and Finance and Secretarial Science. 

These courses are intended to furnish a fundamental business edu- 
cation in preparation for positions as secretaries and business executives. 
The Commerce and Finance Course also offers the studies in the first 
two years of a four-year college course in Commerce and Finance, lead- 
ing to a Bachelor of Science degree. 

IV. Art. 

These courses are intended for (1) those who desire to major in 
art in the Fine Arts College of a university; (2) those who desire to 
pursue advanced study in an Art School; (3) those who do not intend 
to pursue a professional art career, but who desire training in general 
art for its cultural and practical value. 

V. Music. 

The Junior College offers a two-year course in music paralleling the 
first two years of courses in a conservatory. 

Requirements for Admission 

Fifteen units of high school work are required for admission to 
the Junior College. Graduates of accredited high schools are ac- 
cepted on certificate. Students in the first three-fifths of their class 


are accepted without examination, others upon the basis of a satis- 
factory rating in an aptitude test. Listed below are the normal 
subjects required for entrance to the various courses: 

Arts and General Secretarial Science 

Sciences and 

Commerce and 
Units Units Units 

English 3 3 3 

Foreign Language **2 "0 

History Ill 

Mathematics 2% 1 2 

Science Ill 

Electives 5% 9 8 

Total 16 16 16 

* See page 19. If work done in this course is to be offered for advanced 
standing elsewhere 2 units of a foreign language must be offered for ad- 


In one language. 

To be admitted to the Music or Art Courses a student must present 
a diploma from an approved secondary school. 

Where the student wishes to pursue only special studies the above 
mentioned units are not applicable in detail. 

In addition to the above scholastic requirements every candidate 
for admission must present a certificate of good moral character from 
some responsible person, a recommendation from his high school 
principal ; and upon admission he must present a certificate of vacci- 
nation from his physician. 


Requirements for Graduation in Various Curricula 

Williamsport Dickinson does not award degrees. The Junior 
College diploma will be awarded upon completion of 60 semester 
hours of work in addition to the required work in Orientation, Bible, 
and Physical Education. 

Arts and Science 



English 101-102 

tMathematics 101-102 or 
Science 101-102 6 or 8 

Foreign Language 


Orientation 101 



Physical Education 



English 201-202 6 

"Foreign Language 6 

Electives 18 

Physical Education 2 

Total 32 

Total 35 or 37 

lA second foreign language may be substituted for mathematics or 

'Required in Sophomore year only if begun in college. 




English 101-102 6 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 2 

Electives 24 

Physical Education 2 

Total 35 

Necessary credit hours in both above courses may be chosen from the 
following electives: Science, History, Political Science, Psychology, Soci- 
ology, Economics, Public Speaking, Journalism, Bible, Music, and Art. 



English 201-202 6 

Electives 24 

Physical Education 2 

Total 32 


Commerce and Finance 



English 101-102 6 

Accounting 103-104 6 

Business Law 203-204 6 

Economics 101-102 6 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 2 

Electives (History, Lan- 
guage, Science, Business 
Organization, Economic 
Geography, Typewriting, 

Shorthand) 6 

Physical Education 2 

Total 35 


English 201-202 or 209-210 6 

Accounting 201-202 6 

Electives (History, Science, 
Language, Typewriting, 
Shorthand, Psychology, 
Sociology, Political Sci- 
ence, Mathematics 18 

Physical Education 2 

Total 32 

Secretarial Science 



English 101-102 6 

♦Shorthand 103-104, 203-204 12 
♦Typewriting 101-102, 201-202 12 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 2 

Physical Education 2 

Total 35 



Business English 209 3 

Business Law 203-204 6 

Accounting 103-104 6 

Economics 101-102 6 

Penmanship 207-208 2 

Shorthand 211-212 6 

Office Practice 205 2 

Physical Education 2 

Total 33 

*Taken ten times per week and allowed six credits per semester. 

Stenographic Course 

This course offers in one year an intensive training in shorthand and 
typewriting and those allied subjects most frequently needed by a stenog- 


Shorthand 2 periods per day 

Typewriting 2 periods per day 

Business English 
Physical Education 


Shorthand 2 periods per day 

Typewriting 2 periods per day 

Office Practice 


Physical Education 

Willlamsport Dickinson reserves the right to cancel any course if registration 
for it does not justify continuance. 


Courses of Instruction 



101-102. General Biology. An introduction to the principles 
of Biology, including the properties and activities of protoplasm, cell 
structure, the structure of some of the more important plants and 
animals, the synthesis of food and its utilization in the maintenance 
of life, the adjustment of the different parts of the organism to each 
other and of the organism to its environment, development, growth, 
reproduction, and the mechanism and laws of heredity. The princi- 
ples developed in the classroom are illustrated in the laboratory 
through a study of different types of plants and animals. The view- 
point of the adaptation of structure to function is stressed and com- 
parisons are made of the manner by which the same physiological 
activities are accomplished by different organisms, both simple and 
complex. Two hours of lecture and recitation and one three-hour 
laboratory period per week throughout the year. 

Three hours of credit each semester. 

103-104. General Biology. Identical with Biology 101-102 
except that there are two three-hour laboratory periods per week 
instead of one. 

Four hours of credit each semester. 

Laboratory fee for this course $3 extra per semester. 

201. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. This course is offered 
for those students intending to do further work in Biology or Zoology, 
and those preparing for Medical School, Nursing, etc. Detailed 
dissections will be made of animals representing the more important 
vertebrate classes. Anatomy or structure, where possible, will be 
correlated with function and development. Two hours of lecture 
and recitation and one three-hour laboratory period a week. Pre- 
requisite Biology 101-102 or the equivalent. 

First semester. Three hours. 


202. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. A continuation of 
Biology 201, but may be taken separately with the permission of the 
department. A detailed dissection of the cat will be made. Lec- 
tures and discussions will be concerned mainly with mammalian and 
human anatomy. One hour of lecture and five hours of laboratory 
a week. 

Second semester. Three hours. 


101. General Chemistry. An introductory course in general 
chemistry to develop the meaning of those terms and ideas essential 
to an understanding of the science. There is a careful study of the 
atomic, kinetic-molecular, and ionization theories, and their relation 
to chemical action. Some of the non-metallic elements and their 
compounds are discussed, giving opportunity for practical illustra- 
tions of the various laws and theories. Lecture and recitation, three 
hours a week ; laboratory, four hours a week. 

First semester. Four hours. 

102. General Chemistry. A descriptive study of the prepara- 
tion, properties, and uses of the important non-metallic elements not 
discussed during the first semester; a brief study of the most impor- 
tant metals, including metallurgical processes and main analytical 
reactions. Both metals and non-metals are discussed in relation to 
their atomic structures and the periodic classification of the elements. 
Lecture and recitation, three hours a week ; laboratory, four hours a 

Second semester. Four hours. 

103. Qualitative Analysis. An elementary course in the theory 
and practice of qualitative analysis. May be taken in conjunction 
with Chemistry 102. One hour of lecture and two three-hour labora- 
tory periods per week during the second semester. 

Second semester. Three hours. 



201. Qualitative Analysis. A study through lectures, discus- 
sions, and problems of the theory of qualitative analysis, accompanied 
by laboratory work on the methods of anion and cation separations. 
Lectures and recitations, two hours a week ; laboratory, four hours a 

First semester. Three hours. 

202. Qualitative Analysis. A continuation of Course 201. One 
hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory work per week. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

Cammerce and Finance 

101. Principles of Economics. This is a general course in 
Economic theory. Economic terminology, business organization, 
value, exchange, production, consumption, and similar subjects of 
theory will be emphasized. The fundamental relation of this subject 
to other sciences is shown. 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. Economic Problems. This is a continuation of the Prin- 
ciples of Economics but is concerned primarily with problems of dis- 
tribution. Wages, profits, interest, rent tariff, social control of in- 
dustry and kindred questions will be treated. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

103. Accounting. No previous knowledge of bookkeeping is 
required. The special object of the course is to serve those who will 
later enroll in more advanced accounting courses and who will there- 
fore need in the first year a basis for specialization, and those who 
will study bookkeeping and accounting for only one year as part of a 
general training in business management. Other features of the 
course will be the development of the various statements, books of 
final and original entry of sole proprietorship and partnership busi- 
ness. Posting, closing ledgers, depreciation and reserves, the work 
sheet, controlling accounts will receive the required attention. 

First semester. Three hours. 


104. A continuation of Course 103. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

105. Business Organisation. The purpose of the course is to 
give the student an understanding of what business is through the 
study of what business does ; that is, to study the functions performed 
by the operating business unit common to all businesses and which 
directly affect the life work of every student. 

First semester. Three hours. 

106. Economic Geography. A knowledge of the poverty or 
plenitude of the resources of the various countries ; the physiographic 
conditions affecting industrial development ; the elements of economic 
strength or weakness ; economic interdependence ; trade routes ; de- 
scription of industries. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

201. Advanced Accounting. This is a continuation of Elemen- 
tary Accounting but will be confined to corporation accounting and 
accounts peculiar to it. A more advanced analysis of accounting 
reports and statements will be followed. 

First semester. Three hours. 

202. A continuation of Course 201. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

203. Business Law. A consideration of contracts, agency, 
partnership, and the law of corporations will constitute the basis for 
this course. 

First semester. Three hours. 

204. Business Law. This is a continuation of the first semes- 
ter's work and will cover the law of negotiable instruments, the law 
of sales, the law of real and personal property, bailments, bankruptcy 
and guaranty and surety. 

Second semester. Three hours. 


Secretarial Science 

101. Elementary Typewriting. A systematic study of the tech- 
nique of typcAvriting with no attempt at speed. The parts of the 
machine are studied and practice is given in copying matter and in 
the arrangement of business letters and papers. 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. A continuation of Course 101. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

201. Advanced Typewriting. The work of this course includes 
speed practice, tabulating, mimeographing, operating the Ediphone, 
the preparation of manuscripts and legal documents, and an inten- 
sive study of the business letter. 

First semester. Three hours. 

202. A continuation of Course 201. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

103. Elementary Stenography. A thorough study of the prin- 
ciples of Gregg Shorthand. 

First semester. Three hours. 

104. A continuation of Course 103. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

203. Advanced Stenography. The aim of the course is the 
building up of a good shorthand vocabulary and the development of 
such speed in the taking of dictation and the preparation of type- 
written transcript as shall be consistent with the maintenance of 

First semester. Three hours. 

204. A continuation of Course 203. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

211. Practical Stenography. A continuation and refinement of 
courses 203-204. The course will include transcription and prac- 
tical work with an aim towards the development of greater speed and 

First semester. Three hours. 


212. A continuation of Course 211. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

205. Office Practice. A study of the methods and problems in 
office organization and such matters as office furniture and special 
appliances, records and systems, incoming and outgoing mail, tele- 
phone, special reports, and general regulations. 

Second semester. Two hours. 

207. Penmanship. The purpose of this course is the develop- 
ment of sound fundamental writing habits, the presentation of move- 
ment exercises, study in relating rhythmic drill and speed, the teach- 
ing of sentences and writing scales for measuring progress in pen- 
manship. Attention is given to the psychology of skill in writing 
and the relation of form, movement, and speed. 

First semester. One hour. 

208. Penmanship. A continuation of Course 207. 
Second semester. One hour. 


101. Composition. Required of all freshmen. Exposition and 
argument. The aim is correct, intelligent expression. Constant 
practice in writing. Required conferences. Outside reading and 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. Composition. Required of all freshmen. Continued prac- 
tice in writing. Two of the following are studied : the informal essay, 
artistic description, narration. Class discussion of one long literary 
work. Outside reading and reports. Prerequisite, English 101. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

101 (a). Review of elementary principles for students who are 
found to be deficient. Class meets one hour per week. 

First semester; second semester if necessary. 


201. Survey of English Literature. The historical develop- 
ment of English literature as seen in its most important writers and 
their background. Forms and points of view. Lectures, discussion, 
reports. Required of sophomores. 

First semester. Three hours. 

202. A continuation of Course 201. Prerequisite, English 201. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

203. Intermediate Composition. Formal exposition, formal 
and informal argument. Investigations, reports. Reading and 
analysis of selected models. Class discussions. Conferences. Sug- 
gested especially to all students who expect to pursue a senior college 
course. Prerequisite, English 101-102. 

First semester. Three hours. 

204. Intermediate Composition. Continued practice in writing. 
Description, narration. Reading from current literature. Discus- 
sion. Conferences. Prerequisite, English 203. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

205. Journalism. An introductory course intended to give the 
student an insight into the general problems of journalism and to 
give practice in selecting news and writing the different kinds of 
stories required by the modern press. Students will make a first- 
hand acquaintance with the actual processes of publication in the 
local papers. An elective for sophomores who have credit for 
English 101-102. 

First semester. Three hours. 

206. A continuation of Course 205. Prerequisite, English 205. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

209. Business English. Presents the basic elements and funda- 
mentals of English adapted to the usages of modem business, includ- 
ing the study of words, pronunciation, spelling, syllabication, and 
meaning. It applies the principles of business letter writing, includ- 


ing letters of inquiry, adjustment, collections, applications, orders. 
Textbook and laboratory exercises in the analysis and revision of 
letters, reports, and advertisements. 
First semester. Three hours. 

210. A continuation of Course 209. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

A selection of these courses will be offered as there is a demand. 


11. French. A rapid study of elementary French grammar, 
phonetics, conversation, and composition. Reading of easy short 

Class meets four times per week. 
First semester. Four hours. 

12. French. Continuation of French 11 — same plan. Read- 
ing of one comedy and short stories. Prerequisite, French 11. 

Second semester. Four hours. 

101. French. Intermediate French aims to review thoroughly 
the fundamentals of grammar, idioms, and verbs by means of com- 
position and conversation. Study of a modern French story. 

Prerequisite: Two or more years of preparatory French. 
First semester. Three hours. 

102. French. Continuation of French 101. Alternative exer- 
cises in composition and conversation. Reading of two short 

Prerequisite: French 101 or its equivalent. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

201. French. The Novel of the 19th Century. Representative 
works of this period read in class; lectures, discussions. Each stu- 
dent must make a special report in class on one novel read outside. 
Prerequisite, French 102 or its equivalent. 

First semester. Three hours. 


202. French. Continuation of French 201. Every other year 
the 19th Century drama will be studied instead of the novel — same 

Second semester. Three hours. 


The courses in German are designed with two main objectives: 
(1) To equip the student with a working knowledge of the language 
necessary to an understanding of German culture; and (2) to impart 
a knowledge of the development of German literature and to foster 
appreciation of its masterpieces. 

Because of its literary importance and because of its value in 
research, German is rapidly regaining its former position among 
foreign languages. Students who anticipate taking up graduate study 
or who expect to pursue the study of medicine or of chemistry should 
have a reading knowledge of the language. At least two years of 
college German is necessary for this purpose. 

11. Beginning German. Study of the essentials of grammar. 
Short compositions and verb drills. Thorough study of declensions 
and word order. Class meets four times per week. 

First semester. Four hours. 

12. Beginning German. A continuation of the work of the first 
semester with increased emphasis on comprehensive reading of the 
language. Class meets four times per week. 

Second semester. Four hours. 

101. Intermediate German. Emphasis on correct pronuncia- 
tion, syntax, and idioms. Reading of short stories and essays organ- 
ized with the purpose of building up the student's vocabulary. 

Prerequisite : Two or more years of preparatory German. 
First semester. Three hours. 

102. Intermediate German. Continuation of German 101. 
Practice in conversation and composition. 

Prerequisite: German 101 or its equivalent. 
Second semester. Three hours. 


201. German Literattire. Reading of selected works of Goethe 
and Schiller. Lectures and special reports. 

Prerequisite: German 102 or its equivalent. 
First semester. Three hours. 

202. German Literature. Reading of selected works of the 
Romantic school. Special reports and lectures on German contri- 
bution to literature. 

Prerequisite: German 201 or its equivalent. 
Second semester. Three hours. 


11. Beginner's GreeJc. Emphasis will be laid on forms, vocab- 
ulary, and the fundamental principles of Greek grammar. Selected 
readings covering a wide field introduce to the student significant 
features of Greek thought and culture. 

First semester. Four hours. 

12. Beginner's Greek. A continuation of Course 11. 
Second semester. Four hours. 

101. Second Year Greek. Selections from prose authors and 
from Homer will be read. Attention will be given to the literary 
value of the selections and to the various phases of the cultural back- 
ground they reflect. 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. Second Year Greek. A continuation of Course 101. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

See New Testament Greek pages 38-39. 


101. History of Europe from 1500 to 1815. A survey of the 
foundations of Modern Europe, the Renaissance, the Reformation, 
the period of absolutism, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic 
era. Special attention is directed to (1) historical geography, (2) 
proper methods of historical stud}^, (3) the great lines and causal 
relationship of the major historical events. 
First semester. Three hours- 

102. 1816 to the Present. A study of the political and cultural 
developments in Europe since the Congress of Vienna. Special con- 
sideration is given to the causes of the World War. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

201. United States History 1783-1865. A study of the politi- 
cal, economic and social development of the United States from 1783 
to the end of the Civil War. The making of our present Constitution, 
the development of nationality, Jacksonian democracy, secession, and 
the war for the preservation of the Union. 

First semester. Three hours. 

202. United States History Since 1865. A study of the Recon- 
struction Period and the principal problems and movements and indi- 
viduals in American history to the present time. Studies the labor 
organizations, industrial corporations, financial reforms, educational 
problems and international relations. 

Second semester. Three hours. 


101. Prose Literature. Selections from the Roman Historians, 
Livy and Sallust; alternating with Pliny's Letters. Sight reading. 
Simple prose- 
First semester. Three hours. 

102. Poetry. Selections from important authors from the 
earliest to late times will be read. The course aims to develop a 
knowledge of the history and significance of Roman poetry and its 
relation to Roman life and thought. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

201. Roman Thought and Private Life as Given in Cicero's 
DeAmicitia and Letters. Prose Composition. 

First semester. Three hours. 

202. Poetry. Selections from Ovid, with special attention to 
Roman mythology; alternating with Odes of Horace. Scansion. 

Second semester. Three hours. 



101. College Algebra: After a rapid review of quadratic equa- 
tions this course deals with the binominal theorem^ permutations and 
combinations, probability, series, determinants, and theory of equa- 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. Trigonometry. An introductory course in plane trigo- 
nometry dealing with the use of logarithms in the solution of plane 
triangles, together with the trigonometric functions of any angle and 
the fundamental identities connecting its functions. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

103. Mathematics of Investment. Explanation of the mathe- 
matics involved in computation of interest, annuities, amortization, 
bonds, sinking funds, and insurance. Prerequisite, Intermediate 

First semester. Three hours. 

104. A continuation of Course 103. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

105. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. The course deals 
with the solution of right and oblique plane triangles, properties of 
angles, De Moivre's Theorem, hyperbolic functions, solution of right 
and oblique spherical triangles. 

Second semester. Four hours. 

201. Analytic Geometry. A study of the graphs of various 
equations, curves resulting from simple locus conditions, with stress 
on the loci of the second degree ; polar coordinates, etc. 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 101-102. 
First semester. Three hours. 

202. Differential Calculus. Usual course including the ele- 
ments of differentiation and integration, maxima and minima, curve 
tracing, areas, lengths, etc. 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 201. 
Second semester. Three hours. 



101. Engineering Drawing. Lettering; Applied Geometry; 
Theory of Projection Drawing; Orthographic, Oblique, Cabinet, and 
Perspective Drawing; Pictorial Representation; Developments and 
Intersections; Dimensioning; Perspective; Working Drawings; and 
Elements of Architectural Drawing. Training in the use and care 
of mechanical instruments forms an important part of the course. 

Three two-hour periods per week. 
First semester. Three hours. 

102. Engineering Drawing. A continuation of Course 101. 
Second semester. Three hours. 


101. A course dealing with problems of college life and the 
proper adjustment to the same. Organization of time and efficient 
methods of study are emphasized. Such matters as mental fitness, 
taking of notes, use of library and laboratory, preparing papers, 
taking tests, and general factors in class room aptitude are considered. 

First semester. One hour. 

Political Science 

101. American Federal Government. Principles and problems 
of government as an institution, with particular consideration of the 
structure and policies of our Federal Government in its relation to 
our social and economic systems. The steady increase in govern- 
ment duties and powers is examined and proposed reorganization of 
legislative and administrative departments is discussed. 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. American State and Local Government. The place of the 
State in our governmental system, with its responsibility for protec- 
tion and regulation of business, public health, charities, labor, educa- 
tion, and personal rights. Political parties and the civil service are 
examined with consideration of reforms including proportional rep- 
resentation, direct legislation, short ballot, and the implementing of 
public opinion. County and city government. Direct study and 



observation of agencies of government through field trips and con- 
ferences with public officials. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

Public Speaking 

101. Public Speaking. The basic principles of speech: Sub- 
jects treated include voice and diction, pronunciation, and enuncia- 
tion, vocabulary buUding, and posture. Theory and practice of 
group discussion in speech training ; special functions of the informal 
discussion, the forum and the panel ; duties of the chairman ; practice 
in speaking and presiding. 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. Public Speaking. Special emphasis is given to the oral 
interpretation of literature ; analysis from both intellectual and emo- 
tional viewpoints; preparation and delivery of speeches; continued 
work in the field of debate and argumentation; theory and practice 
of radio broadcasting; class practice with audition system. 

Second semester. Three hours. 


101. General Psychology. A course in general psychology in- 
cluding a brief study of the nervous system, sensory processes, emo- 
tion, ideation. The course is built up on the dynamic hypothesis and 
the physiological drives as motives in behavior. Textbook, lectures, 
special readings, and experiments. 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. Child Psychology. An intensive study of the psychology 
of the child with special attention to the physical, mental, emotional, 
and moral development. The effects of heredity, the instincts and 
their relation to education, and the training of the child will be con- 
sidered. Textbook, lectures, and special readings. 

Not offered after 1936. 

103. Educational Psychology. The facts and principles of gen- 
eral psychology which are of special significance to learning and 
teaching: native endowment, laws of learning, measurement of in- 


dividual differences, experimental technique. Text, lectures, reports, 
individual and group investigations. 
Not offered after 1936. 

104. Elementary Social Psychology. The behavior of the 
individual with reference to the group. Social factors in person- 
ality, such as imitation, suggestion, attitudes, ideals, etc. Recipro- 
cal effect of group behavior on the individual. Prerequisite: Psy- 
chology 101. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

Department of Religion* 

Two hours of Bible are required of all students in their freshman 
year. Optional with non-Protestants. 

12. A Survey Course in the Literature of the Bible. This course 
aims to introduce the student to the content of the Bible. The chief 
portions of the most important books are studied. While the chief 
interest is in the religious worth, other values — such as literary, his- 
torical, ethical, etc. — are also considered and discussed. Primarily 
this course is for beginners. It is hoped that it will develop an 
appreciation of the Bible leading to a desire for further study. 

Second semester. Two hours. Offered 1937-1938 

101. The Life and Teachings of Jesus. The life and teachings 
of Jesus are studied with the Synoptic Gospels as a basis. A com- 
parison with the Johannine presentation is then made. Distinctive 
features of the respective Gospels' portraits of Jesus are continually 
pointed out. Emphasis is also placed on the significance for the 
present day of the material studied. 

First semester. Three hours. Not offered 1937-1938 

102. The Literature of the New Testament. A general intro- 
duction to the Literature of the New Testament. The various books 
will be studied with reference to their background, authorship, date, 
and general teaching. General critical questions and those peculiar 
to each book will be considered. 

First semester. Three hours. Offered 1937-1938 

* See page 14. 


103. The Literature of the Old Testament. A general intro- 
duction to the more important books of the Old Testament. Ques- 
tions as to the nature, authorship, and general teaching of these books 
will be discussed. Special attention will be directed to those features 
which aid in the preparation for teachings of Christianity. 

Second semester. Three hours. Offered 1937-1938 

104. The Prophets and Their Prophetic Messages. A general 
outline study of the history of the Hebrews will be followed by a 
special study of the periods of prophetic activity. The nature, func- 
tion, and development of prophecy will then be discussed. This, in 
turn, will be followed by a detailed study of the individual life and 
work of the greater prophets. 

Second semester. Three hours. Not offered 1937-1938 

106. Christianity in the Apostolic Age. As the title suggests 
this course studies the spread and development of the Christian re- 
ligion in the first century of its existence. Most of the time is given 
to the work of St. Paul. 

Second semester. Three hours. Not offered 1937-1938 

121. The Religions of Mankind. A comparative study of the 
religious beliefs and practices of mankind as they are represented 
in the living religions of today. An attempt will be made to discover 
the universal aspects of religion as well as those which are peculiar to 
the religions studied. 

First semester. Three hours. Offered 1937-1938 

The New Testament in Greek 

231. The Gospels in Greek. Selections from the Gospels will 
be read. Greek grammar and vocabulary will be stressed. Study 
will also be made of the origin of the Gospels read and the life and 
teachings of Jesus contained in the respective portions chosen. Pre- 
requisite: Elementary Greek 11-12. 

First semester. Three hours. 


232. The Gospels in Greek. A continuation of Course 231. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

233. St. Paul's Epistles in Greek. Selections from St. Paul's 
Epistles will be read. There will be the usual stress on grammar and 
vocabulary. Special emphasis will be placed on St. Paul's religious 
ideas and the usual problems of introduction to the respective epistles. 
Prerequisite: Elementary Greek 11-12. 

First semester. Three hours. 

234. St. Paul's Epistles in Greek. A continuation of Course 233. 
Second semester. Three hours. 


101. An Introduction. The course is designed to give a general 
approach to the study of society; its beginning, development and 
organization, with consideration of major present day problems. 
Textbook and assigned reading. 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. A continuation of Course 101. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

103-104. Social Case Work. The purpose of this course is to 
study problems of the present day family; processes and techniques 
of the case work method of helping meet these problems ; case record- 
ing; a survey of local welfare agencies; field work. 

The course carries no college credit but is open for ministerial and 
other students who are considering social work as a profession; also 
to local people who want to do volunteer social work in their churches 
or serve as Board Members. A fee of ten dollars a semester wUl be 
charged to non-registered students. One hour per week. 

First and second semesters. 



11. Spanish. This course presents the essentials of Spanish 
grammar, including idioms and irregular verbs. Class meets four 
hours per week. 

First semester. Four hours. 

12. Spanish. A continuation of Spanish 1 1 with the completion 
of a good Spanish reader. Conversation in Spanish during the course. 

Second semester. Four hours. 

101. Spanish. Intermediate Spanish. Review of grammar, 
idioms, and irregular verbs. Composition and conversation. One 
modern short story. 

Prerequisite: Two or more years of preparatory Spanish. 
First semester. Three hours. 

102. Spanish. Continuation of Spanish 101. Representative 
works from Palacio Valdes, Alarcon, and Martinez Sierra. Ad- 
vanced composition at intervals, treating the more difficult gram- 
matical problems. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or its equivalent. 

Second semester. Three hours, 

201. Spanish. 19th Century Drama. Representative works 
of the most important dramatists of the nineteenth century. Special 
reports and lectures. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or its equivalent. 
First semester. Three hours. 

202. Spanish. 19th Century Novel. Selected readings from 
Valera, Blasco-Ibanez, Galdos, and Alarcon. Individual reports. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or its equivalent. 
Second semester. Three hours. 



A Junior College diploma will be awarded to students who satis- 
factorily complete two years of art work plus English, Bible, and 
Physical Education in the freshman year and an academic elective 
and Physical Education in the sophomore year. 

The aim of the art course is to give the student thorough training 
in artistic creation; to guide in developing taste and power of dis- 
crimination in general aesthetic appreciation; to give preparation 
for entrance into various fields of professional art work; to give 
practical training which may be put to immediate or future use in 
the business world; and to create a desire for research in the great 
art periods of the past. Care is taken not to interfere vdth indi- 
viduality but to develop the student's own latent abilities. 

A well-balanced and practical art course is provided by dividing 
the time devoted to art subjects as follows : Sixty per cent to draw- 
ing, twenty per cent to design, and twenty per cent to color. This 
work is taught through different subjects, which naturally somewhat 
overlap. Drawing is taught through anatomy, cast, costume life, 
still life, perspective, and composition ; design, through block print- 
ing, costume design, plant analysis, pen and ink, textile design, 
poster design, and interior decoration; color, through portrait, 
posters, textiles, interiors, oils, water colors, pastels, and plant 
analysis. If there is a demand, work will be offered in clay model- 
ing and leather tooling. 

The work of the year must be left for exhibition during com- 

While encouragement is given to the development of individual 
aptitudes, the first year's art work for all students is practically the 
same and is as follows: 

First Year 

Prerequisite Course 

First year subjects required of all students working toward a 

Drawing from cast and costume life, painting in water colors 
from still life and flowers, clay modeling, fundamental principles of 


design as related to decorative and commercial art, free-hand per- 
spective, theory and practice of color harmony and lettering. Stu- 
dents with a taste for art not yet sufficiently defined to justify the 
choice of a profession will find this a suitable foundation for later 

Second Year 

In the second year, students will specialize in one of the follow- 
ing fields: Illustration, Commercial Art, Costume Design, or In- 
terior Decoration. 


Advanced painting in oils and water colors from landscape and 
from life. Original illustrations from given subjects submitted 
weekly. Art appreciation — illustrated lectures. 

Commercial Art 

Advanced drawing, color harmony, design involving original 
studies in space and line arrangement, pencil, ink, and color render- 
ings. Principles of advertising are studied, also cover and poster 
designs, book plates, decorative page arrangements and study of 
reproduction processes. Art Appreciation. 

Costume Design 

Advanced studies in color harmony, nature study and its adapta- 
tion to design. History of costume — its value and adaptation, 
designing of costumes and accessories, block printing, rendering of 
costumed models in various mediums. Art Appreciation. 

Interior Decoration 

Elements of color and design, historic ornament, water color 
rendering, history of period furniture and architecture, design and 
rendering of interiors, mechanical drawing. Art Appreciation. 

Note: Students expecting to study architecture will be given valuable 
preparation by this course. 



The highest standard of musical excellence and artistic worth is 
maintained in every branch of the musical work at Williamsport 
Dickinson. Special attention is called to the advantages attendant 
upon pursuing a course of study in a regular and fully equipped 
school of music. Private and public recitals are frequently held, in 
which the students take part. Instrumental and vocal ensemble 
work also has a definite place in the curriculum. 

Full and complete courses are offered in Piano, Voice, Violin, Ear 
Training, Harmony, History and Appreciation of Music, Theory, 
and Ensemble. All certificate and diploma students are required to 
do a certain amount of public recital work, and all other students are 
required to appear in private or public recitals at the discretion of 
the Director. The length of time necessary to complete any one 
course depends altogether on the ability and application of the stu- 
dent. All students in the Preparatory Music Course must give a 
group of at least three compositions in public in their senior year, 
and all students in the College Music Course must give a graduating 
recital in their final year of work. 

Two distinct courses are offered in music: (1) the Preparatory 
Music Course, which is a four-year course, designed to be conveniently 
taken along with the College Preparatory Course, or the General 
Academic Course, (see page 58) ; (2) the College Music Course, 
which combines in an excellent manner a detailed music course and a 
considerable amount of work in the Junior College. 

The College Music Course is a two-year course, and is open only 
to those students who present the same entrance qualifications as 
those who enter the regular Junior College work, namely, a high 
school diploma. In addition, it is understood that the student shall 
present musical qualifications equivalent to the Preparatory Music 
Course as outlined in this catalogue (page 58) with the exception of 
the theoretical work. A diploma in College Music is granted to a 
student who successfully completes the required work in the College 
Music Course as outlined in the catalogue on subsequent pages. 


The Music Department maintains a Choral Club, an Orchestra, a 
Band, and a String Ensemble. All Williamsport Dickinson students 
are eligible to these organizations. 

The College Music Course 

First Year 

Hrs. a Credit 

Week Hrs. 

Applied Music (Piano, Violin, Voice) 1 6 

Introductory Theory 101 (first semester) 2 1 

Ensemble 112 (second semester) (Choral Club, Orchestra, 

Piano, String Trio, Violin) 1 1 

Ear Training 103-104 3 6 

Harmony 105-106 2 4 

Keyboard Harmony 107-108 1 2 

English 3 6 

Elective (Preferably Psychology or a Modern Language) .... 3 6 

Bible 2 2 

Physical Education 2 2 

Total 36 

Second Year 

Applied Music (Piano, Violin, Voice) 1 6 

Ear Training 203-20i 3 4 

Harmony 205-206 2 4 

Music History 207-208 1 2 

Appreciation and Analysis 209-210 1 2 

Ensemble 211-212 1 2 

English 3 6 

Elective 3 6 

Bible 2 2 

Physical Education 2 2 

Total 36 


Required Work in Piano 

First Year 
Scales: Majors and harmonic minors in thirds, sixths and tenths. 
Arpeggios: The Mason Form. 

Studies: Czerny, Heller, Philipp, Hutcheson, Bach — 8-part Inventions. 
Pieces : Selected from standard composers. Intermediate sonatas. 

Second Year 

Scales: All majors and harmonic minors in combination forms: double 

Arpeggios: Combination forms — tenths, sixths, etc. 

Studies: Czerny, Cramer, dementi, Tausig, Pischna. 

Pieces: The standard composers, including sonatas and easy concertos. 

Required Work in Voice 

First Year 

Scales: The Chromatic Scale. 

A rpeggios : Dominant seventh to octave, tenth and twelfth. 

Studies: Vaccai Practical Method. 

Songs : Arias and songs by the best composers. 

Second Year 
Scales: Advanced study of scales in all forms. 
Arpeggios: Thorough study in all forms. 
Studies: Spicker; Masterpieces of Vocalization. 
Songs: Advanced study of repertoire, including opera and oratorio. 

Required Work in Violin 

First Year 

Scales: Majors and melodic minors, three octaves; harmonic minors, 
two octaves. Thirds, sixths, octaves. 

Arpeggios: Majors and minors in 3 octaves. 
Studies: Kreutzer, Fiorello, Sevcik, Oruenberg. 
Pieces: Suitable pieces in intermediate grades. 

Second Year 
Scales: General scale study continued. 
Arpeggios: Further detailed study of arpeggios. 
Studies: Kreutzer, Fiorello, Rode. 

Pieces: Suitable pieces for recital purposes. The study of the classic 
sonatas, and concertos. 


Theoretical Courses 

101. Introductory Theory. The study of the first essentials 
in music, scale building, intervals, triads, rhythms, ear training, 
musical terms, simple analysis, melody writing, appreciation. Two 
hours per week. 

First semester. One hour. 

103-104. Ear Training. 

Sight Singing. The singing of rhythms, chords, sequences, and 
melodies. One hour per week. 

Melodic Dictation. This course is devoted to writing sequences 
and melodies, which have been dictated at the piano and sung with 
a neutral syllable. Metric dictation is given much consideration 
throughout this course and the development of a strong rhythmic 
sense is regarded as equally important with the hearing of the tones 
played or sung. One hour per week. 

Harmonic Dictation. The dictation of chords and intervals to 
parallel the work of Harmony 105-106. One hour per week. 

First and second semesters. Three hours each semester. 

105-106. Harmony. Chords, their construction, relations, and 
progressions. The harmonization of melodies and basses with 
triads and dominant seventh chords. Two hours per week. 

First and second semesters. Two hours each semester. 

107-108. Keyboard Harmony. The practical application of 
the principles of chord formation and of harmonic progressions at 
the keyboard. One hour per week. 

First and second semesters. One hour each semester. 

203-204. Ear Training. A continuation of courses 103-104, 
including Sight Singing, Melodic Dictation, and Harmonic Dicta- 
tion. Three hours per week. 

First and second semesters. Two hours each semester. 


205-206. Harmony. A continuation of Course 106-106. The 
further study of chords, including modulation and altered chords. 
Two hours each week. 

First and second semesters. Two hours each semester. 

207-208. Music History. A course surveying the whole field 
of the history of music with a background of general history and 
the interrelation of the other arts. One hour each week. 

First and second semesters. One hour each semester. 

209-210. Appreciation and Analysis. A study, for the pur- 
pose of constructive listening, of representative masterpieces from 
musical literature. One hour per week. 

First and second semesters. One hour each semester. 

112-211-212. Ensemble. The study and performance of com- 
positions written in the various instrumental and vocal forms. 
Credit is granted in but one class or organization (Choral Club, 
Orchestra, Piano, String Trio, Violin) at a time. One hour per 
week for three semesters. 

One hour each semester. 

11-12. Music Appreciation. A general survey of music liter- 
ature designed for students not majoring in music. The aim of this 
course is to increase the enjoyment of music rather than to build up 
a body of facts concerning it. One hour per week. 

First and second semesters. One hour each semester. 


College Preparatory 


Students may be enrolled in the Preparatory Department at any 
time and will be placed in those classes to which their previous aca- 
demic record justifies admission. 

Courses of Study 

The Diploma of the Seminary will be awarded to the student who 
completes any one of the following courses: College Preparatory, 
General Academic, Regular Commercial, Piano, Voice, Violin, Ex- 
pression, or Art, 

Students completing a course in one of the special departments 
but without the necessary academic requirements will be awarded a 
certificate instead of a diploma. 

The College Preparatory course offered by the Seminary covers 
the needs of those preparing for college and technical school. 

The minimum requirement for graduation in the College Prepara- 
tory course consists of fifteen and one-half units, three of which must 
be in English, and two and one-half of which must be in Mathematics. 
American History and Civics, one unit of Science, not less than two 
units each of two Foreign Languages or four of one Foreign Lan- 
guage and one-half unit in Bible must be included in the fifteen and 
one-half units. 

The General Academic course is not intended necessarily to pre- 
pare for college. The minimum requirement for graduation in this 
course consists of seventeen units, four of which must be in English, 
two in Foreign Language, one in American History and Civics, one 
in Science, one in Algebra, one in Geometry, and one-half unit in 

The Regular Commercial Course is designed not only to prepare 
the student for immediate employment, but also to give a broad edu- 


cation in the general principles underlying all business. In addition, 
students receive a thorough training in related secondary school sub- 
jects. The business world offers attractive and varied opportunities 
for those whose talents and inclinations fit them for its pursuits. It 
affords the biggest field in which education can be put to practical use, 
and it is the field which pays the highest immediate returns to those 
who possess initiative, ambition, and a careful business training. 

A student in any course must have to his credit one semester of 
Bible, five periods per week. He must also have one year of Physi- 
cal Training for each year spent in Williamsport Dickinson. 

A unit represents one year of work, thirty-six weeks, five fifty- 
minute periods per week, except in the case of English and First 
and Second-year Algebra, in which cases only three-fourths of one 
unit is allowed for one year of work. 

Wherever elective subjects are listed in any course, it is the aim 
of the faculty to schedule a student in the way which will best train 
him or her for the particular college course or vocation to be pursued. 

Emphasis will be laid upon thoroughness of work. The faculty 
reserves the right to limit the number of studies which any pupil will 
be allowed to carry. 

Students who do not intend to pursue one of the regular courses, 
with the consent of their parents and the approval of the faculty, may 
elect such studies as they desire. 

At least two years of any language elected in any course will be 
required for graduation. 

For more detailed information, see Courses of Instruction. 

Certificates, with recommendation for admission to college, will 
be granted in any subject only to students who make a grade of at 
least 80%. 

Our certificates are accepted by all colleges accepting certificates, 
A number of colleges are now admitting by certificates only those 
who rank in a certain section of their class, usually the first half. 


College Pbeparatoey 

Geneeal Academic 


English I 5 % 

English I 5 1 

English I 

5 1 


Algebra I 5 % 

Ancient History 5 l 

J. f Latin I 
* \ French I 



* 5 Latin I 5 
( French I 5 1 

Algebra I 5 1 

5 1 


Biology 6 1 


5 1 


* 5 Ancient History 5 1 
\ Biology 6 

**Bible 5 

< Penmanship 


Physical Training 2 

( Grammar & Spell. 

3 1 

**Bible 5 

Bookkeeping I 

5 1 


Physical Training 2 


5 % 

Physical Educa. 





English II 5 % 

English II 5 1 

English II 

5 1 


Plane Geometry 5 1 

Med. & Mod. His. 5 1 

.J, 5 Latin II 
"^ i French II 



Med. & Mod. His. 5 1 

■ ( Latin I 5 
f •< French I 5 2 
( Plane Geometry 5 

5 1 




Latin I or II 5 1 


2 % 

French I or II 5 1 

Bookkeeping II 

5 1 


**Bible 5 

**Bible 5 

Shorthand I 

5 1 


Physical Training 2 

Physical Training 2 

Typewriting I 

5 1 





Physical Educa. 



English III 5 % 

English III 5 1 

English III 

5 1 

Algebra II 5 % 

Public Speak. I 5 1 

Business Law 

5 1 


, ( Latin III 5 
t ] French II or III 5 2 

( Latin II 5 

Business English 

5 1 


t ] French II 5 2 
' ( Algebra II 5 

Shorthand II 

5 1 


( Physics 6 

Typewriting II 

5 1 


**Bible 5 

**Bible 5 

Office Practice 


Physical Training 2 

Physical Training 2 

(2nd semester) 
Physical Educa. 

5 % 




English IV 5 %, 

English IV 5 1 

I Latin IV 5 

Amer. His. and 

\ French III 5 

Civics 5 1 

. 1 Chemistry 6 

T\ Amer. His. and 

"^ J Civics 5 3 

,( T^TDevsTiting 5 
T< Bookkeeping 5 3 
( Other electives 


1 Sol. Geom. and 

**Bible 5 



\ Trigonometry 5 

**BibIe 5 

Physical Training 2 


Physical Training 2 




* Elect one from group indicated. 
t Elect two from the group indicated. 
i Elect three from the group indicated. 

** Bible, five times per week, one semester, is required and one-half credit is allowed 
in any course. 


Courses of Instruction 



The material of the Old and New Testaments is presented in 
story form. The aim is to teach the content of the Bible rather than 
to treat it critically. However, evidences of growth in religious 
thought will be pointed out. Memory passages, maps, and reports 
on special topics are required. One semester required for graduation. 
Optional for non-Protestants. 

Classical Languages 

The practical value of a study of the classics has often been ques- 
tioned, but nothing has ever been found to take their place. The 
classics are still retained in the best courses of the best schools, and 
are pre-eminently adopted to bring the student to an acquaintance 
with the sources of inspiration of all the literature of succeeding 


First Year: Careful study of simple Latin forms and construc- 
tions. Sight and prepared translation of connected Latin sentences. 
Prose composition. Vocabulary building. Study of simple English 
derivatives. Frequent reviews to fix the work. 

Second Year: Thorough and systematic review of First Year 
forms and constructions. Continued study of more difficult inflec- 
tions and principles of syntax. The readings are confined to easy 
stories, Roman history and biographies, the first semester, and to 
selections from Caesar, the second semester. Study of English de- 
rivatives continued. Prose composition. 

Third Year: Review of grammar of the First and Second Years. 
The readings are limited mainly to the select orations and letters of 


Cicero. Attention is directed to the style^ personality^ and influence 
of the author, and such phases of Roman life are studied as will 
lead to a better understanding of the Latin read. Prose composition. 

Fourth Year: Review of grammar of the previous years. The 
readings are confined to selections from Ovid and Vergil's Aeneid. 
Scansion is emphasized. Assigned readings in mythology. Con- 
tinued study of such phases of Roman life as will help the student 
better to understand the text read. 


The purpose of the work in English is to develop, as far as pos- 
sible, in every student, the ability to speak and write correctly. Rep- 
resentative classics of England and America are studied, along with 
the history of the literatures of the two countries. The schedule of 
English classics for college entrance requirements is followed 
throughout the four years. An attempt is constantly made to instill 
a "feeling for language," and to inculcate some conception of style, 
and toward the end of the course interpretative criticism on the part 
of the students themselves is striven for. 

The four books of the "Literature and Life" series, by Greenlaw 
and others, are used throughout the course — one each year. Besides 
the classics from "Literature and Life" listed below for intensive 
study during the four years, all the introductions to the various chap- 
ters in the "Literature and Life" books, as well as practically all of 
the stories, essays, poems, etc., therein, are carefully read. The 
chapter introductions to Books II and IV comprise brief, but com- 
prehensive, histories of American and English Literatures respec- 
tively, and are stressed. 

Two pieces of written work are required of each student each 
week. Oral themes are required also from time to time. Each 
student, in addition to his regular class work, must read and report 
on four books each year. These books are selected with the ap- 
proval, or on the recommendation of the teacher. 

First Year: The work of the first year includes a thorough study 
of the functions of words, the sentence, and the paragraph. Atten- 


tion is also given to oral expression as a basis for composition writing. 
For first practice frequent short themes are assigned. 

Classics for Intensive Study: Coleridge, The Rime of the An- 
cient Mariner; Homer, The Odyssey, Books VI-VIII, Bryant's 
Translation; Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal; Scott, The Lady of 
the Lake; Shakespeare, Julius Caesar; Stevenson, Treasure Island. 

Second Year: This course includes continued study and review 
of vocabulary, punctuation, paragraph structure and introduction to 
the forms of discourse in themes ; forms for social and business let- 
ters; practice in oral expression. Special credit is given for extra 

Classics for intensive study: Scott, Quentin Durward or Ivan- 
hoe; Eliott, Silas Marner; selected stories from the works of Poe, 
Hawthorne, Hardy, Doyle, Kipling, and others ; Stevenson, Travels 
with a Donkey; Burns, Tam O'Shanter; Keats, The Eve of St. Agnes; 
Byron, The Prisoner of Chillon ; Arnold, Sohrab and Rustum; Tenny- 
son, Enoch Arden and selections from The Idylls of the King; 
Shakespeare, As You Like It; Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer. 

Third Year: This course includes a continued review of the ele- 
mentary work of the first two years, mentioned above, with increased 
emphasis upon the rhetorical principles of unity, coherence, and 
emphasis in the paragraph and the longer theme. The student makes 
practical application of the principles in themes, which receive de- 
tailed criticism from the instructor. Special credit is given for extra 

An intensive study is made of Shakespeare's Tempest, Franklin's 
Autobiography, Melville's Typee, and selections from the following 
authors: Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Longfellow, 
Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, Lanier, Whitman, Bret Harte, Mark 
Twain, Hamlin Garland, O. Henry, Morley, Frost. 

Fourth Year: A special effort is made in the fourth year to pre- 
pare the student adequately for Freshman English in college. The 
course includes a thorough review of the principles of grammar, com- 
position, and rhetoric. Verse is studied intensively, and other types 
are given adequate attention. English literature, with an excursion 


into American literature to study Emerson, is studied chronologically. 
Supplementary readings and reports are required. 

Classics for intensive study: Chaucer, The Prologue to the Can- 
terbury Tales; Everyman; Shakespeare, Macbeth; Bacon, Essays Of 
Studies, Of Truth, Of Wisdom for a Man's Self; Milton, Lycidas: 
Papers from the Spectator; Gray, Elegy Written in a Country 
Churchyard ; Goldsmith, The Deserted Village ; Macaulay, The Life 
of Samuel Johnson; Arnold, Wordsworth; Emerson, Manners, Self 
Reliance; Rosetti, The Blessed Damozel; Tennyson, A Dream of 
Fair Women. 

Fifth Year: This special course in English is designed primarily 
for high school graduates who desire a general review of the princi- 
ples of grammar, composition, and rhetoric before beginning the study 
of English in college. Thorough drill is given, with special attention 
to the needs of the particular group. 


Students are required to fill in outline maps, to take notes rf 
class work and to prepare reports on subjec';s assigned for individual 
investigation. Collateral reading of not less than five hundred pages 
is required. Current topics are emphasized in connection with the 
history courses. 

I. Ancient History begins with a brief introduction of the East- 
ern nations, which is followed by a thorough study of Greece and 
Rome, to about 800 A. D., with special reference to their institutions 
and permanent contributions to the modern world. 

II. Mediaeval and Modern History includes a review of the 
later Roman Empire, the rise of the Christian Church, the later 
mediaeval institutions, the beginnings of the modern age, as well as 
giving suitable attention to the rise of the modern i,tates, European 
expansion, the development of free institutions, economic progress 
and social change. 

III. American History and Civil Government. In History a 
topical treatment is followed, emphasizing the development of the 
principal movements and forces leading up to contemporary prob- 
lems. In Government both the present structure of government and 
the problems of democracy are studied. 



Algebra I. This course meets the requirements for elementary 
algebra according to College Board requirements, through quadratic 
equations solved by factoring. 

Algebra II. A month is devoted to a thorough review of first 
year work. Intermediate work is completed through quadratics, the 
progressions, and the binominal theorem and logarithms, fully pre- 
paring the student for advanced work. 

Plane Geometry. A complete working knowledge of the prin- 
ciples and methods of the subject is aimed at, together with a devel- 
opment of the ability to give clear and accurate expression to state- 
ments and reasons in demonstration. A large amount of independent 
exercise of the reasoning powers is required. 

Solid Geometry. By emphasis on the effects of perspective, 
and by the use of models, the student is helped to a comprehension 
of figures and relations in three dimensions. The practical applica- 
tion to mensuration problems is a feature of the course. 

Plane Trigonometry. This course involves the solution of plane 
triangles by means of logarithms and the functions of the angles. 
Identities, equations, circular measure, derivation of laws and for- 
mulae are among the topics discussed. 

Mathematics Review. A course presenting a thorough review of 
the first two years of algebra together with plane geometry. It is 
intended for those students having credit in these subjects but who 
desire additional preparation for college mathematics. 


Courses are offered in French which fully prepare for college 
entrance. The aim is to give at least the beginnings of a real insight 
into the language and literature. As far as possible the language 
studied is made the language of the class room. Daily exercises in 
grammar, translation, and composition are supplemented by frequent 
conversational exercises, the memorizing of standard poems, and 
class singing. French table. 


First Year: Conversation. Pronunciation. Sight translation. 
Composition. Poems memorized. 

Second Year: Conversation. Dictations. Sight translation. 
Pronunciation. Composition. 

Third Year: Advanced composition, free reproductions. Sight 
translations. One book to be read outside. Reading of French 
Newspapers. The language of the classroom is French during the 

Public Speaking 

The department offers a regular one year's course in Public 
Speaking. Class instruction is given five periods per week and 
credit for this work is allowed in the regular courses with exception 
of College Preparatory. 


Biology. This one-year course aims to give the proper perspec- 
tive to the student beginning the study of science. It seeks to ap- 
proach the study of life, especially in its simpler forms, with the idea 
of opening before the student the door to a true realization of the 
meaning of physical life and to an appreciation of its problems. 

Physics. One year is devoted to the study of Physics. The 
course includes four recitations and two hours of laboratory work per 
week. Forty experiments are performed, data recorded, and notes 
written up in the laboratory. 

Chemistry. The subject of Chemistry is pursued throughout the 
year, the course consisting of four recitations and two hours of lab- 
oratory work each week. The course includes descriptive chemistry, 
and a thorough and systematic treatment of the science with consid- 
erable emphasis put on the chemistry of modern life. Forty experi- 
ments are completed and written up in the laboratory. 



The class meets ten times each week thus aflfording students the 
opportunity of obtaining two years' credit in the language during the 
one school year. The course includes a complete study of one Span- 
ish Grammar and two Readers, vocabulary drills, exercises on pro- 
nunciation, and finally, emphasis on reading ability. 


A diploma in preparatory art will be awarded to students wlio 
satisfactorily complete two years of art work. Thirty class periods 
a week for two years are required to obtain a diploma. The sub- 
jects taught are the same as those given in the Junior College Art 
department (see pages 41-42), except that no work in the academic 
departments of the school is required. 

The introductory work during the first year is practically the 
same for all students, although individual abilities and aptitudes are 
encouraged. (The prerequisite course is not required of those who 
wish special work not leading to a diploma). In the second year, 
the student may choose his own field of specialization from the 
following courses : Illustration, Commercial Art, Costume Design, 
Interior Decoration. For a description of the prerequisite and 
elective courses (see pages 41-42). 


Private Lessons 

The three-year expression Course, with one period per week, aims 
to increase the pupil's chance to succeed and to serve in life through 
an intelligent appreciation and oral interpretation of literature. 

The laboratory method is used whereby the pupil and teacher 
work together in determining, through the inductive process, the 
fundamental rules of good speech. These principles are further 
applied in the oral interpretation of selections of literary merit. 



A Diploma in Preparatory Music is granted to a student who 
completes the required work in the Preparatory Music Course as 
described below in the catalogue. The candidate must have com- 
pleted our College Preparatory Course, or the General Academic 
Course, or its equivalent. Any candidate having completed the work 
in the Preparatory Music Course, but who does not have the equiva- 
lent of a high school diploma, will be granted a Certificate in Pre- 
paratory Music. 

Any student, whether he takes up the study of theory or not, may 
take lessons in the practical subjects. Piano, Voice, and Violin, 
thereby getting the benefit of study with systematic supervision. 
Such students are not eligible, of course, to any diploma in music, but 
will be listed as "special students in music." 

For additional preliminary statement see page 43. 

Outline of the Preparatory Course in Music 

First Year 

Practical Music — 1 lesson per week. (Piano, Voice, Violin). One hour 
practice per day. 

Second Year 

Practical Music — 1 lesson per week. One hour practice per day. 
Introductory Theory — 1 one-hour class per week. 

Third Year 
Practical Music — 2 lessons per week. One hour practice per day. 
Ear Training I — 1 one-hour class per week. 

Foiu-th Year 

Practical Music — 2 lessons per week. One and one-half hours practice 
per day. 

Harmony I — 2 one-hour classes per week. 

Piano Ensemble, Choral Club, Orchestra — One hour per week. (A 
choice of one, according to practical subject.) 

Note: Any student in the College Preparatory Course, or similar aca- 
demic courses, may easily carry the Preparatory Music Course along with his 
regular course. Arrangement should be made, however, to have a fairly 
light academic schedule in the senior year, in order to devote a little more 
time to the music work. 


Required Work in Piano 
Preparatory Course 

First Year 
Scales: All majors and harmonic minors, two octaves, parallel motion. 
Arpeggios: All major and minor triads, two octaves, parallel motion. 
Exercises: Exercises for principles of touch, tone, and action. 
Studies: Selected from Czerny, Heller, Burgmuller, and others. 
Pieces: Selected from Mozart, Mendelssohn, Qrieg, Reinhold, etc. 

Second Year 

Scales: All majors and harmonic minor scales, four octaves, parallel 

Arpeggios: All major and minor triads, four octaves, parallel motion. 

Studies: Selected from Czerny, Heller, Burgmuller, and others. 

Pieces: Selected from the early and romantic masters. 

Third Year 

Scales: All majors, harmonic minors, and melodic minors; the whole- 
tone scale. 

Arpeggios: Major and minor triads, the dominant seventh. 

Studies: Czerny, Doring, Philipp, Bach. 

Pieces: Selected from the classic, romantic, and modern masters. The 
study of Sonatinas. 

Fourth Year 

Scales: Contrary motion scales; parallel motion in dotted and triple 
rhythms; Chromatic Scales. 

Arpeggios: The Diminished seventh; majors and minors contrary 

Studies: Czerny, Doring, Heller, Philipp, Bach — two part Inventions. 

Pieces: Selected from the standard composers. Easy Sonatas. 

Required Work in Voice 

Preparatory Course 
First Year 

Scales : All majors, vocalized to the octave. 

Exercises: Study of intervals; throat anatomy; correct position; relax- 
ation and breath-control; articulation and pronunciation. 

Arpeggios : Major triads to the octave. 

Studies: Connell and Marchesi. 

Songs: Easy songs by the best compoieri. 


Second Year 

Scales: All majors to the octave, legato and staccato. 

Exercises: Sustained tones exemplifying crescendo and dimuendo. 

Arpeggios : Major triads to the octave and tenth. 

Studies: Connell and Marchesi. 

Songs: Easy songs by the best composers. 

Third Year 

Scales: All majors and harmonic minors to the octave, legato and 

Arpeggios: Major and minor triads to the octave, tenth and twelfth. 

Studies: Marchesi and Seiber. 

Songs: Schubert, Franz, Schumann and the moderns. 

Fourth Year 

Scales: Majors, harmonic minors and melodic minors. 

Exercises: Trills, embellishments, etc. 

Arpeggios : The dominant seventh to the octave. 

Studies: Marchesi and Lutgen. 

Songs: Classic and modern composers; beginning study of arias. 

Required Work in Violin 

Preparatory Course 
First Year 

Scales: Majors and melodic minors, one octave. 

Arpeggios: Major and minor triads, one octave. 

Studies: Selected from Wichl, Wohlfahrt, Gruenberg, Bostleman, 

Pieces : Chosen from Wecker, Dancla, Hauser, Bohm, etc. 

Second Year 

Scales: Majors and melodic minors, two octaves. 
Arpeggios: Major and minor triads, two octaves. 
Studies : . . Sitt and Dont. 
Pieces: Bohm, Beethoven, Oossec, Thome. 

Third Year 

Scales: Majors and melodic minors, two octaves, faster tempo. 
Arpeggios : Major and minor triads, two octaves, faster tempo. 
Studies: Sevcik, Dont, Sitt, 
Pieces: Friml, Borowski, Bohm, Bizet, Handel. 


Fourth Year 

Scales: Majors and melodic minors, three octaves. Chromatic scales. 
Arpeggios : Major and minors, two octaves. 
Studies: Kreutzer, Sevcik, Dont. 

Pieces: Bach, Handel, Wieniawski, Kreisler, Burleigh, Wilhelmj. 
Student Concertos. 

Theoretical Courses 

Introductory Theory 

The study of the rudiments of music, including scale building, 
intervals, triads, rhythms, musical terms, ear training, simple 
analysis, appreciation, and melody writing. 

Ear Training 

The further study of the rudiments of music together with prac- 
tical sight-singing and ear training. Easy melodic dictation stress- 
ing the rhythmic element. 

Harmony I 

Chords; their construction, relations, and progressions. The 
harmonization of melodies and basses with triads and dominant 
seventh chords. (With this course is given introductory keyboard 
harmony and harmonic dictation). 

Piano Ensemble 

The study and performance of compositions written in various 
forms for one and two pianos. 



There are opportunities in the school for self-help for only a very 
few girls. About forty boys are able to earn part of their expenses 
in various ways in the school, and there are some opportunities for 
student work in the town. 


A limited number of worthy students, members of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, may secure loans from the Student Loan Fund 
administered by the Board of Education of that Church. Christian 
character, satisfactory scholarship, promise of usefulness, financial 
responsibility, and the recommendation of the church to which the 
applicant belongs are essential to a loan. Each borrower must sign 
an interest-bearing promissory note. 

There are also loan funds in the Philadelphia and the Central 
Pennsylvania Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 
students from these conferences on practically the same terms as 

Detailed information may be secured from the President. 


Over two thousand dollars are awarded annually in scholarships 
and prizes. This not only encourages scholastic attainment, but 
also affords generous help to needy, worthy students. The list of 
scholarships and prizes follows, together with the awards in each 
case made at Commencement, 1936: 

The DeWitt Bodine Scholarship, founded by the late DeWitt 
Bodine, of Hughesville, Pa. 

The entire expenses of board and tuition to that pupil of the 
graduating class of the Hughesville High School who shall excel 
in scholarship and character. 

Me. Max D. Seltzee Hughesville 

The Edward J. Gray Scholarship, founded by the late Rev. Dr. 
Edward J. Gray, for thirty-one years the honored President of this 


The interest on $1,000 to be paid annually, in equal amounts to 

the two applicants who attain a required rank highest in scholarship 

and deportment in the Senior Class. 

Mb. Edwakd S. McLAtroHLiifj Jb Philadelphia 

Miss Dobis V. Milij:b Danville 

The Alexander E. Patton Scholarship, founded by the late Hon. 
Alexander E. Patton, Curwensville, Pa. 

The interest on $1,000 to be paid annually, in equal amounts to 

the two applicants who attain a required rank highest in scholarship 

and deportment in the Junior Class. 

Miss Dorothy R. Steckeb Moimt Carmel 

Miss Isabel M. Noecboss Carlisle 

The Elizabeth S. Jackson Scholarship, founded by the late Mrs. 
Elizabeth S. Jackson, of Berwick, Pa. 

The interest on $500 to be paid annually to the applicant who 
attains a required rank highest in scholarship and deportment in 
the Sophomore Class. 

Mb. Ernesto R. DoMiNGtrKz Mayaguez, P. R. 

The William Woodcock Scholarship, founded by William L. 
Woodcock, Esq., of Altoona, Pa. 

The interest on $500 to be paid annually to the applicant who 
attains a required rank second in scholarship and deportment in the 
Sophomore Class. 

Miss Eleanob C. M. Johnson Williamsport 

The Mrs. Jennie M. Rich Scholarship of $5,000, the gift of her 
son, John Woods Rich, the interest on which is to be used in aiding 
worthy and needy students preparing for the Christian ministry or 
for deaconess or missionary work. 
Not awarded. 

The McDowell Scholarship, founded by Mr. and Mrs. James E. 
McDowell, of Williamsport, Pa. 

The interest on $500 to be awarded annually by the President 
and Faculty of the Seminary to that ministerial student of the grad- 
uating class who shall excel in scholarship, deportment, and promise 
of usefulness, and who declares his intention to make the ministry 
his life work. 

Me. Edwaed S. McLaughlin, Jh Philadelphia 


The David Grove and Wife Scholarship, founded by the late 
David Grove, of Lewistown, Pa. 

The interest on $2,040 to be given to worthy, needy students 
studying for the ministry, the holder or holders thereof to be ap- 
pointed by the said Dickinson Seminary. 

Me. Raymoxd L. Roderick Frederick, Md. 

Mr. Earl E. Keestettee Lewistown 

Me. Habris E. Heveely Howard 

Me. James W. Lewis Newville 

The Mary Strong Clemens Scholarship Fund of $2,500, donated 
by the late Chaplain Joseph Clemens, of Manila, P. I. 

The interest to be used as scholarship, or scholarship loan aid, 
for the benefit of a student or students of Williamsport Dickinson 
Seminary and Junior College who are preparing for the Christian 
ministry, or for deaconess work, or its equivalent, in the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. Beneficiaries may be named by Mrs. Mary 
Strong Clemens, or in the absence of such recommendation the 
recipient or recipients shall be named by the President of the school. 
Miss Leona M. Fisher Altoona 

The Clara Kramer Eaton Memorial Scholarship, founded by the 
late Clara Kramer Eaton, of Trevorton, Pa. 

The interest on $8,000 to be awarded annually to that student in 
the graduating class at Trevorton High School attaining the highest 
average in scholarship for the purpose of defraying the expenses of a 
year of instruction at Williamsport Dickinson Seminary. 
Not awarded. 

The Hiram and Mary Elizabeth Wise Scholarship, founded by 
Hiram Wise, of Montoursville, Pa. 

The interest on $500 to be paid annually to that ministerial or 
missionary student who because of present circumstances and prom- 
ise of future usefulness shall, in the judgment of the President, be 
deemed worthy of the same. 

Mr. James L. Bbadfield Altoona 

The Alumni Association Scholarship, founded 1926. Fifty dol- 
lars to be paid on the next year's tuition for that student who is 


planning to return who has made the greatest progress under the 
greatest difficulties, in his or her studies — the faculty to decide who 
should be the recipient. 

Miss G. LoEAiNE Ckawfohd Osceola Mills 

The Bishop William Perry Eveland Memorial Scholarship, 
founded by the Alumni of Dickinson Seminary who were students 
during the administration of Bishop William Perry Eveland and in 
his honor. 

The interest on $1,000 to be paid annually to a needy, worthy 
student or students who shall make the most satisfactory progress 
in scholarship and give promise of future usefulness and who by 
loyalty, school spirit, and participation in school activities is con- 
sidered by the President and Faculty to most fully represent the 
standards and ideals of Dickinson Seminary. 

Mr. Nathan "W. Stuart Williamsport 

Mr. Harold C. Sheets Sonestown 

The Amos Johnson Scholarship, founded by the late Rev. Amos 
Johnson, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Five hundred dollars to be held and invested by Dickinson Semi- 
nary and the income arising therefrom to be used for the education 
of ministerial students of limited means. 

Mr. D. Norton MacKenzie Baltimore, Md. 

The Benjamin C. Conner Scholarship. The interest on five 
hundred dollars given by an alumnus of the Seminary to be awarded 
to that student securing the highest grade in Junior Mathematics. 
Recipient must be a full Junior and must not be repeating Junior 

Miss Dorothy R. Stecker Mount Carmel 

The Rich Memorial Scholarship Fund of $5,000, provided in 

the will of the late Honorable M. B. Rich, the interest of which is 

to be awarded annually to worthy young men or women who intend 

to devote their lives to the preaching of the Gospel, the missionary 

cause, or the work of a deaconess. The beneficiary shall be named 

by the Faculty with the approval of the Board of Trustees. 

Me. Marcus W. Randall Jersey Shore 

Mr. Howard T. Brinton Sandoa, Congo Beige, Africa 

Mb. Clyde E. Way Woodland 

Mr. Rober-t H. Karalfa Altoona 


The Myrra Bates Scholarship. The sum of $43 to be awarded 
to the pupil or pupils of the Senior Class of the Williamsport High 
School who show the greatest amount of vocal talent, the same to be 
applied on one year's tuition in Voice Training in the regular Music 
Department of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary. The award is 
to be based on (1) quality of voice, (2) musical intelligence, and 
(3) personality. 

Miss Olga Labson — $25.00 Williamsport 

Mb. Robert Packaed — $18.00 Williamsport 

The Myrra Bates Scholarship. The sum of $43 to be awarded 
to the pupil of the Senior Class of the South Williamsport High 
School who shows the greatest amount of vocal talent, the same to 
be applied on one year's tuition in Voice Training in the regular 
Music Department of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary. The 
award is to be based on (l) quality of voice, (2) musical intelligence, 
and (3) personality. 

Miss Helen Weeks — $25.00 South Williamsport 

Mb. Robebt Seamon— $18.00 South Williamsport 

The Dickinson College Scholarships. The Jackson Scholarships, 
established by the late Col. Clarence G. Jackson, of the Dickinson 
College Class of 1860, will be awarded to students going from Wil- 
liamsport Dickinson Seminary to Dickinson College, and to such 
students only as have attained good rank in scholarship. These 
scholarships, two in number, of fifty dollars each, are good for one 
year in college and may be continued at the option of the school 

Mb. Nathan W. Stuart Williamsport 

The Wesley an University {Middletown, Conn.) Scholarships. 
Two competitive scholarships, covering full tuition for the Freshman 
year of $140 will be awarded upon the recommendation of the Presi- 
dent of the Seminary. If the students manifest scholarly ability 
and maintain a good record of character during the Freshman year 
and need further assistance, the tuition scholarship will be continued 
after the Freshman year, in accordance with rules governing schol- 
arships in the University. 
Not awarded. 


The Allegheny College Scholarship. In case there are more 

than fifty in the class two scholarships, one of one hundred and one 

of fifty dollars, may be awarded to any two of the highest five. If 

there are less than fifty, only one scholarship, $100, will be awarded. 

Not awarded. 

The Ohio Wesleyan University Scholarship. An annual schol- 
arship is offered to a student of Dickinson Seminary seeking admis- 
sion to the University who may be recommended by the President for 
excellence in general scholarship. The scholarship is good for one 
year but may be renewed on the maintenance of satisfactory stand- 
ards until graduation. It is worth $15 and entitles the holder to an 
annual discount on the University bill of that amount. 
Not awarded. 

The American University Scholarships. Two annual scholar- 
ships good for two years, one for the Jimior College Department, 
one for the College Preparatory Department. The amount will be 
$150 for the first year, $100 for the second year, provided the 
student averages better than C in the first year's work in College. 
To be eligible to selection, the candidates must possess good char- 
acter and good health, must rank in the first fourth of the graduating 
class, and must give promise of being able to carry a college course 
with distinction. Students holding scholarships are expected to 
room and board on the campus. 

The Junior College Department. 

Mb. Lelakd W. Keemee East Waterford 

The College Preparatory Department. 
Not awarded. 


The Rich Prizes of $25.00 each, given in honor of the late Hon. 
and Mrs. M. B. Rich, of Woolrich, Pa., to the two students in the 
Freshman Class who shall attain a required rank the highest in 
scholarship and deportment. 

Mb. Max D. Seltzee Hughesville 

Miss Shibley R. Edwaeds Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone 


The Metzler Prise of $10.00 for superior work in Junior English, 
given by the Rev. Oliver Sterling Metzler, of the Central Pennsyl- 
vania Conference. 

Miss Dorothy R. Stecker Mount Carmel 

The Rich Prizes of $20.00 and $10.00 each, given in honor of the 

late Hon. and Mrs. M. B. Rich, of Woolrich, Pa., to the two best 

spellers at a public contest in the Chapel at a time announced 


Mr. Max D. Seltzer Hughesville 

Mr. James L. Bradfield Altoona 

The Rich Prizes of $10.00 and $5.00 each, given in honor of the 

late Hon. and Mrs. M. B. Rich, of Woolrich, Pa., to be awarded to 

the two students who at a public contest shall excel in reading the 

Scriptures. ' 

Mr. Earl E. Kerstetter Lewistown 

Miss Dorothy H. Miller Shenandoah 

The Rich Prizes of $15.00 and $10.00 each, given in honor of 

the late Hon. and Mrs. M. B. Rich, of Woolrich, Pa., to be awarded 

to the two students who shall excel in writing and delivering an 

original oration. 

Mr. W. Gibbs McKenney, Jr Chase, Md. 

Mr. Edward S. McLaughlin, Jr Philadelphia 

The 1930 Dart Prize. Two years accumulated interest on 
$300.00 awarded this year as follows : 

For general excellence and unfailing industry throughout 
her art course — $16.00 

Miss Olive D. Foulk Cogan Station 

For his work on the 1936 Dart— $10.00 

Mr. John V. Glass Williamsport 

For having made the most progress in one year — $10.00 
Mr. Thomas G. McGinniss South Williamsport 

The Theta Pi Pi Prize of $10 awarded annually to that student 
who in scholastic attainment, moral character, and participation in 
school activities shall be deemed the most valuable student in the 
school community. From the five students with the highest number 
of votes in an election by the student body the Faculty shall choose 
the recipient, or when so desired the Faculty shall choose directly. 

Mr. Hahoij) C. Sheets Sonestown 


The Music Faculty Prize of $5 for the best original composition 
in Second Year Harmony. 
Not awarded. 

The C. B. Ridall Prize of $10 given by P. L. RidaU, B.S., M.D., 
of Williamsport, Pa., of the class of 1923, in memory of his father, 
the late C. B. Ridall, of Berwick, Pa., to be awarded to that student 
or students who shall be judged to have done the best work in Bible 
during the year. 

Mr. Howahd T. Brintox Sandoa, Congo Beige, Africa 

The Lewis A. Coffroad Memorium Prize of $5 given by Mr. 
Vernon P. Whitaker, class of 1926, to that member of the graduating 
class who shows the greatest appreciation and understanding of 
music and who excels in musicianship. 

Miss Marion S. McCloud Clearfield 

Dickinson Union Awards 

The following awards are announced by the Union. They are 
given to those graduating students who have held positions of 
responsibility on the magazine: 

First Awards 

Miss Robennette Rogers^ Editor-in-Chief 

Moimt Vernon, N. Y. 
Mr. Harold C. Sheets, Business Manager Sonestown 

Second Awards 
Me. Paul A. Ford, Assistant and Sports Editor, St. Marys 
Mr. John V. Glass, Art Editor Williamsport 

Third Award 

Miss Dorothy M. Maurer, Head of the Typing Work, 


The Macvaugh Prizes of $15 and $10 each given by Dr. Gilbert 

S. Macvaugh, of the class of 1927, to the two students who shall 

excel in writing and delivering original orations on the subject of 

"The Relationship of Education to Crime." 

Mr. Edward S. McLaughlin, Jr Philadelphia 

Me. W. Gibbs McKenney, Jr Chase, Md. 


Endowment Scholarships 
The Margaret A. Stevenson Powell Scholarship, the gift of her 
children. Endowment, $1,200. 

The Pearl C. Detwiler Scholarship, bequeathed by her to the 
Endowment Fund, $500. 

The Franh Wilson Klepser Memorial Scholarship, given by his 
parents. Endowment, $1,000. 

The Benjamin C. Bowman Scholarship, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. Walton Bowman. Endowment, $6,000. 

The Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Young Scholarship. Endowment, 

The Miriam P. Welch Scholarship. Endowment, $500. 

The Wilson Hendrix Reiley Memorial Scholarship. Endow- 
ment, $500. 

The Mrs. Margaret J. Freeman Scholarship. Endowment, 

The Agnes L. Hermance Art Scholarship. Endowment, $2,000. 

The Clarke Memorial Fund of about $100,000, provided by 
gift and bequest by the late Miss Martha B. Clarke, of Williamsport, 
Pa., a former student, in the interest of the development program of 
Williamsport Dickinson Seminary. 


Persons desiring to make bequests to our school will please note 
that our corporate name is The Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, 
Williamsport, Pa. Each state has its own special laws relating to 
wills which should be carefully observed. 

Annuity Bonds 
There are doubtless persons who desire to give the Seminary 
certain sums of money but need the income on the same while they 
live. To all such we gladly state that we are legally authorized, and 
fully prepared to issue Annuity Bonds on which we pay interest, 
semi-annually, to the donors as long as they live. The rate of interest 
varies with the age of the one making the donation. Those interested 
will please correspond with the President of the Seminary. 


Special Information 

Any young person of good moral character may enter Williams- 
port Dickinson at any time of year for a single semester or longer. 

Applicants must bring a certificate of work done and recommen- 
dations from the schools previously attended, or from former instruc- 
tors, or other responsible persons. 


It is the endeavor of Williamsport Dickinson to create a homelike 
atmosphere of good fellowship in which study and recreation are 
pleasantly blended to achieve a maximum amount of progress without 
an excess of restrictive disciplinary measures. However, a certain 
number of regulations are naturally essential to the smooth running 
of an organization the size of Williamsport Dickinson. The school 
regulations, in addition to those which are given here, are published 
in the form of a hand book, which will be furnished to each student 
upon matriculation. These regulations have evolved from the exper- 
iences of many years which have shown that Williamsport Dickinson 
has a group of students of unusually high calibre, the majority of 
whom have a definite goal in life. Student government and self dis- 
cipline are encouraged by the school authorities as exerting a definite 
influence upon the buUding of good character and good citizenship. 

Students from a distance are required to live in the buUding, but 
those having near relatives residing in Williamsport are sometimes 
granted permission to make their homes with them. 

Students will find it much easier to grasp the work and get a good 
start for the school year if they plan to arrive on the first day of the 
semester and remain until the last day. 

Absences from classes at the beginning or end of holiday recesses 
count double and will only be excused for very special reasons. 

It is suggested to parents that they should not call their children 
home during the semester as any absence interferes with good work. 


As students are responsible to Williamsport Dickinson en route to 
and from school, they are expected to report at the Seminary imme- 
diately upon arriving in Williamsport. Williamsport Dickinson ex- 
pects each student to maintain the honor of the school by such conduct 
as becomes a lady or a gentleman. 

Students should be sparingly supplied with spending money, inas- 
much as the tuition and board take care of all ordinary expenses. If 
it is so desired, a member of the faculty will act as patron, paying 
weekly such allowances as may be designated and supervising all 

No firearms of any kind are allowed in the buildings. 

All students are expected to provide themselves with a hymnal for 
use in the chapel service. 

Students in residence at Williamsport Dickinson are not permit- 
ted to maintain automobiles at the school or in the city, except for 
special reasons, and on permission from the President, nor are they 
permitted to hire or leave the city in automobiles without special per- 

Rooms at Williamsport Dickinson are thoroughly furnished. A 
comfortable bed, pillows, pillow slips, sheets, blankets, and counter- 
panes are furnished. One 50 watt biilb is supplied for each room. 
For each additional light socket in the room the student will be 
charged $2.50 each semester. The student should bring the follow- 
ing: 4 table napkins, 2 laundry bags, 1 pair of slippers, shoe polish- 
ing outfit, 1 clothes brush, 1 bath robe, 6 face towels, 4 bath towels. 
The school supplies two double blankets. If students wish more 
than this number they should bring them. Every article of clothing 
that goes to the laundry should be plainly marked with the student's 
PURCHASED or with name tapes. 

Teachers and students remaining at Williamsport Dickinson dur- 
ing the short vacations will be charged $1.50 for each day or part of a 
day. Parents or guardians visiting pupils are the guests of the Semi- 
nary for the first twenty-four hours. Other guests may be enter- 
tained if permission is secured from the President. Their student 
hosts are expected to pay the regular rates for their entertainment. 



Boarding Students Academic Year 

Board and Tuition $600.00 

This sum includes board, furnished room, laundry (twelve ordi- 
nary pieces per week) and tuition in all regular courses, except 
music, in the Junior College and Preparatory Department, and is 
for two students rooming together. Students rooming alone must 
pay, at the time the room is engaged, an extra charge of $15 per 

This includes in the College five regular subjects in addition to 
Orientation, required Bible Course, and Physical Education, for 
which there is no charge, and four or five five-hour literary subjects 
in the Preparatory Department. Any additional regular subject in 
the College or Preparatory Department costs $20 per semester. 

Activities fee $12.00 

The activities fee, a charge made to all students, admits to all 
entertainments, lectures, musicals, athletic games, et cetera, arranged 
by Williamsport Dickinson, and also entitles them to library privi- 
leges and to an annual subscription to the Dickinson Union, but it 
does not cover class dues or other student organizations within the 

Books are extra and the cost depends upon the courses taken, but 
books, laboratory fee, and activities fee together ought not to cost 
more than $50 in addition to the $600 mentioned above. 

Music, Art, and private lessons in Expression when taken in con- 
nection with a regular course cost extra. See pages 74-75. 

Students not in commercial courses using typewriters will be 
charged $20 per semester for use of machine and instruction. 

Accounting, when taken with the Stenographic Course, costs $20 
extra each semester. 

A damage fee deposit of $10 will be required of each boarding 
student and a damage fee deposit of $5 from each day student at 
time of admission. Any unused balance wdl be returned pro rata 
at the end of the school year. 

All applications for admission must be accompanied before regis- 
tration is completed by a ten-dollar registration fee for boarding 


students and a five-dollar registration fee for day students, which 
fee is not returnable after registration is accepted. This fee is a 
charge for services in connection with registering the student and 
does not apply to the regular bill. 

No payment or any part of the same will be refunded in the case 
of a student who withdraws on account of homesickness or other un- 
necessary cause since the school is unnecessarily inconvenienced and 
disturbed by such withdrawal. 

A deposit of fifty cents is required for each key. 

For extra service, such as meals served in rooms, additional laun- 
dry work, private instruction outside the class room, et cetera, an 
extra charge will be made. 

The following charges are also extra for all students in the studies 


Laboratory Fees, College Preparatory Department Semester Year 

Physics $ 2.50 $ 6.00 

Chemistry 2.50 6,00 

Biology 2.50 6.00 

Laboratory Fees, Junior College Department Semester Year 

Physics $ 6.00 $ 10.00 

Chemistry 6.00 10.00 

Biology 5.00 10.00 

Day Students 
Charges per Semester Year 

For tuition $100.00 $200.00 

Separate charges are made for Music, Art, and Expression 

College Music 

Tuition Per Semester 

Piano, Violin, "Voice (two lessons per week) $54.00 

Voice (one lesson per week) 36.00 

Piano and Violin (one lesson per week) 27.00 

Introductory Theory (two lessons per week) 12.00 

Ear Training (three lessons per week) 12.00 

Harmony (two lessons per week) 12.00 

Keyboard Harmony (one lesson per week) 7.00 

Music History (one lesson per week) 7.00 

Appreciation and Analysis (one lesson per week) 7.00 

Music Appreciation (one lesson per week) 7.00 

Piano Ensemble (one lesson per week) 7.00 

Piano, for practice (one period per day) 3.00 


Preparatory Music 
Tuition Per Semester 

Piano, Violin, Voice (two lessons per week) $64.00 

Voice (one lesson per week) 36.00 

Piano and Violin (one lesson per week) 27.00 

Piano (for beginners) (one lesson per week) 18.00 

Harmony (in class — two lessons per week) 12.00 

Ear Training (in class — one lesson per week) 7.00 

Introductory Theory (in class — one lesson per week) 7.00 

Piano Ensemble 7.00 

Piano, for practice (one period per day) 3.00 

Note: All lessons in practical music are one-half hour in duration. All 
classes in theoretical subjects are one hour. 


Tuition Per Semester 

30 Class-periods per week (full time) $100.00 

25 Class-periods per week 86.00 

20 Class-periods per week 75.00 

15 Class-periods per week 65.00 

10 Class-periods per week 50.00 

5 Class-periods per week 30.00 

A fee of $1.00 will be charged for use of leather and block print- 
ting tools. 

Single lessons $1.50 each 

A deposit fee of $5 a semester for supplies is asked of each 
full time student at the beginning of each semester and a refund 
made at the end of the year when less than that amount is needed. 


Private lessons per semester (two a week) $54.00 

Classes, four or more, per semester for each student — 

One lesson per week 13.60 

Two lessons per week 27.00 


All remittances should be made payable to Williamsport Dickin- 
son Seminary as follows: 

Boarding Students 

On registration $ 10.00 

September 20 166.00 

November 19, balance of semester bills and extras. 

January 31 166.00 

April 1, balance of semester bills and extras. 


Day Students 

On registration $ 5.00 

September 17-18 66.00 

November 19, balance of semester bills and extras. 

January 31 56.00 

April 1, balance of semester bills and extras. 

In all special departments one-half of the regular semester 
charge and special fee are due and payable on the opening date of 
the semester, or the day on which the student enters. The balance 
of the semester bill with extras is due for the first semester on 
November 19, and for the second semester on April 1. 

Students are subject to suspension if bills are not paid within five 
days of dates mentioned unless ample security is furnished. 

No deduction is made for absence except in cases of prolonged and 
serious illness or other unavoidable providence, when the price of 
board (not tuition, room, etc.) is refunded. No deduction is made 
for the first two weeks or the last three weeks of the year or the term. 

In order to graduate and receive a diploma or certificate a student 
must have spent at least one year in study at the Seminary and also 
have paid all his bills, in cash or its equivalent — not in notes. 


Special discounts are allowed on the regular expenses to the 
following : 

( 1 ) Two students from the same family at the same time. 

(2) Children of ministers. 

(3) Students preparing for the ministry or missionary work. 

Not more than one discount will be allowed to any student. 

The Seminary reserves the right to withdraw any discount from a 
student whose work or behavior is unsatisfactory. 


Registry of Students 


Awarded June 15, 1936 

The Arts and Science Course 

Allen, Margaret Eldreda Williamsport 

Bair, Elwood Leroy Williamsport 

Bakey, Thursa Mae Mount Carmel 

Bassler, Robert Louis Williamsport 

Belles, Blanche Lois Montoursville 

Bradfield, James Leroy Altoona 

Campbell, Sara Rowena Williamsport 

Dentler, William Lee Williamsport 

Dominguez, Ernesto Ruben* Mayaguez, P. R. 

Fithian, John William Williamsport 

Flock, Mary Elizabeth Williamsport 

Flumerfelt, Helen Louise Picture Rocks 

Ford, Paul Arthur Saint Marys 

Hower, Noble Alfred Williamsport 

Hyde, Donald Shoemaker Mann's Choice 

Hyde, Dorothy Claire Mann's Choice 

Johnson, Eleanor Christine Marie Williamsport 

Jones, Ralph Coursey Delmar, Del. 

Keemer, Leland Wilbur East Waterford 

Lepley, Gordon T., Jr Williamsport 

Mamolen, Robert Milton Williamsport 

Mitstifer, Frieda Emily Williamsport 

Pfleegor, Betty Luella Muncy 

Sanders, Marshall Eugene Williamsport 

Sanderson, John R Williamsport 

Sensor, Richard Owen Tipton 

Stuart, Nathan W.* Williamsport 

The General Course 

Birchard, Robert Thomas Williamsport 

Gray, Helen Margaret Williamsport 

Hardesty, Melvin Leroy Price Sudley, Md. 

Heim, Robert J Williamsport 

Heverlv, Harris Edward Howard 

McBride, Wilbur Eugene Hughesville 

Mumford, J. Dean Meadville 

Nardi, Harriet Elizabeth Williamsport 

Stewart, Mable Moyer North Quincy, Mass. 


The Commerce and Finance Course 

Hinkle, Charles William Williamsport 

Sheets, Harold C Sonestown 

The Secretarial Science Course 

Bailey, Maxine Jersey Shore 

Carlo, Rosina Marie* Antes Fort 

Maurer, Dorothy Mae Philipsburg 

Pepperman, Larue Edgar Linden 

Webster, Pearl Louise Hepburnville 

The Art Course 

Foulk, Olive Delia Cogan Station 

Malkin, Molly Lee Williamsport 

Rogers, Robennette Mount Vernon, N. Y. 


The Stenographic Course 

Barrow, Bette Louise Jersey Shore 

Chianelli, Elvira Esther Williamsport 

Decker, Albert Cherry Williamsport 

Janet, Elizabeth Williamsport 

MacLaren, Mary Louise Williamsport 

Malkin, Rose Grace Williamsport 

McCloud, Marion Sarah Clearfield 

Richards, Mary Louise Jersey Shore 

Smith, Dorothy Marie Williamsport 

•Cum laude 



The College Preparatory Course 

Burrows, Anne Emily Picture Rocks 

Gessler, Albert M Ardsley-on-Hudson, N, Y. 

Miller, Doris Virginia Danville 

Miller, Dorothy H Shenandoah 

Skillington, James Edgar, Jr Bloomsburg 

The General Academic Course 

DeBarbieri, George Louis Wellsville, N. Y. 

Dunning, Mary Louise Syracuse, N. Y. 

Eckenstein, Ralph Lewis Williamsport 

Pencil, William Dean New Cumberland 

Hall, Franklin Gale Arnot 

Hardesty, Richard Burton Seaford, Del. 

Lehman, Robert Williamsport 

McLaughlin, Edward S., Jr Philadelphia 

McWilliams, Charles Shlels Williamsport 

Roderick, Raymond L Frederick, Md. 

Williams, A. Dorothy Mount Carmel 


The Conunerclal Courss 
Sullivan, Mabel Irene WilUamsport 

Th« Art Course 
Glass, John Vincent Williamsport 

McCloud, Marion Sarah Clearfield 


Hall, Mary Ann South Williamsport 

Mark, Grace Delphine Williamsport 

McCloud, Marion Sarah Clearfield 

Patton, Dorothy Agnes South Williamsport 


McComb, Letty Montoursville 

The following students were in attendance during the sessions 
1936-1937, with the courses indicated by the following notations: 
A — Arts and Science; C — Commerce and Finance; G — General; 
S — Secretarial; ST — Stenographic; CP — College Preparatory; 
GA — General Academic ; H&L — History and Literature ; COM'L — 


Second Year Students 

Aderhold, Lulu Mae, A Hughesville 

Appleby, Robert H., Jr., C Harrisburg 

Armstrong, Frances Hipson, G Rockaway, N. J. 

Atherton, Louisa M., A Jersey Shore 

Bassler, Kenneth Earl, A Williamsport 

Beach, Ruth Helen, G Williamsport 

Bennett, John D., C Williamsport 

Boyer, Irvin J., G South Williamsport 

Bradley, Edgar Herman, G Dudley 

Brinton, Howard T., A Sandoa, Congo Beige, Africa 

BurreU, Catherine, A Williamsport 

Campman, Margaret O., A Wellsboro 

Cornwell, Anna, A Williamsport 

Crawford, G. Loraine, S Osceola Mills 

Crist, Mary M., A Canton 

Crosby, Armina Elizabeth, A Dryden, N. Y. 

Dodge, Wesley S., A Williamsport 

Edwards, Shirley R., S Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone 

Evenden, Harry D., A Williamsport 

Fisher, Leona Mae, A Altoona 

Flaugh, Jack A., S South Williamsport 

Forbes, Arline Gregg, G QuarryvUle 

Foster, John R., A Williamsport 


Gamba, Carl Lewis, G Williamsport 

Gilbert, Isabel R., A Montoursville 

Haines, Anna Elizabeth, A Rising Sun, Md. 

Hall, Robert K., C Trout Run 

Hays, William H., A Montoursville 

Hearn, Everett Bishop, A Dover, Del. 

Hearn, Kenneth H., G Dover, Del. 

Hirsh, Jack, A Williamsport 

Karalfa, Robert Hilliard, G Johnstown 

Kerstetter, Earl Edward, A Lewistown 

Kiessling, William Sharar, A Williamsport 

Knauber, Donald R., A Williamsport 

Knauber, Lee M., C Williamsport 

Knaul, John Robert, A Williamsport 

Koons, Lloyd S., S Williamsport 

Krause, James B., A Williamsport 

Larrabee, John Amsden, A Williamsport 

Lewis, James Wilbur, A Newville 

MacKenzie, D. Norton, A Baltimore, Md. 

McKenney, W. Gibbs, Jr., G Chase, Md. 

McMurray, J. Fred, Jr., A Williamsport 

Miller, Theodore Simpson, G DuBoistown 

Monks, Kathryn Marie, A Williamsport 

Neff, Millard F., G Jersey Shore 

Ormsby, Virginia Ruth, S Bronxville, N. Y. 

Pratt, Gerald S., Jr., A Montoursville 

Randall, Marcus Wayne, A Jersey Shore 

Rubendall, Everett William, A Williamsport 

Schofield, Reginald C, G Muncy 

Seltzer, Max Donald, A Hughesville 

Shipman, Clyde L., Jr., A Williamsport 

Slack, Jean Evelyn, G Williamsport 

Smith, Dorothy Marie, G Williamsport 

Smith, Percy Franklin, A Waynesboro 

Snyder, Charles J., A Williamsport 

Sprankle, Margaret, G Tipton 

Swartz, Laura C, A Williamsport 

Turley, June E., A Williamsport 

Turner, Dudley B., Jr., G Williamsport 

Villinger, Alice Dorothy, A Williamsport 

Walker, Betty Dean, G Wellsboro 

Way, Clyde Ernest, G Woodland 

Weller, Virginia H., S Montgomery 

Welliver, H. Richard, G Mount Union 

First Year Students 

Arnold, Willard M., A Montoursville 

Baker, Ann, G Philadelphia 

Bates, Marjorie Elizabeth, ST Pittsfield, Mass. 

Bluemle, Elizabeth J., A Williamsport 

Brass, Helen L., S Montoursville 

Callaghan, Rose Marie, A Williamsport 

Campbell, Robert R., A Morrisdale 

Christensen, Dorothy Mary, ST Wellsboro 

Colbert, David Eugene, C Huntingdon 

Compton, Kenneth James, A Williamsport 

Comelison, Harry Heilman, A Muncy 


Cummings, Wallace Joseph, G Proctor 

Davis, Lois Jeannette, G Dushore 

Davis, Louise A., G Dushore 

Decker, Marlin C., A Williamsport 

Douglas, Daniel E., S Jersey Shore 

Eckenstein, Ralph L., A Williamsport 

Estep, Hilda Anita, S Williamsburg 

Fisher, Forrest Conrad, G Williamsport 

Fleming, Joanna Grace, ST Charleston, W. Va. 

Fletcher, Paul Franklin, C Ehnira, N. Y. 

Flexer, G. Grant, Jr., C Williamsport 

Ford, Betty W., A Williamsport 

Fulmer, Elizabeth K., A Williamsport 

Gehron, William Henry, Jr., A Williamsport 

Gessler, Albert M., A Ardsley-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Gillner, Grace S., A Sterling 

Gilmore, Jane Agnes, A Picture Rocks 

Giuliani, Quindina Catherine, ST Williamsport 

Gorgas, Nellie Frances, ST Jersey Shore 

Greenwalt, Phyllis Sylvia, A Altoona 

Grein, Mary Odell, A Williamsport 

Hall, Franklin G., C Arnot 

Harding, James Warren, C Montoursville 

Harper, Bertram Earl, G Williamsport 

Harrington, Burritt C. H., Jr., A Williamsport 

Hayes, Robert Bennett, A Montoursville 

Henry, Doris Louise, ST Williamsport 

Himes, Carl Leroy, A Montoursville 

Horton, Jack Francis, C Glenside 

Hottenstein, Faylene Lucille, S Milton 

Johnson, Beverly Esther, S Howard 

Kime, Rebecca Mary, A Montoursville 

Klepper, Barbara Anne, A Montoursville 

Koon, Edward Walter, S Williamsport 

Lamade, John William, G Williamsport 

Major, Joseph E., G Williamsport 

Maloney, Dorothy M., ST Williamsport 

Mather, Harvey Wilson, Jr., A Altoona 

McHenry, Emil Z., G Benton 

Mclntyre, Jane, A Six Mile Run 

McKenney, H. Starkey, A Chase, Md. 

McLaughlin, Edward S., Jr., A Philadelphia 

Miller, Doris Virginia, A Danville 

Miller, Dorothy H., A Shenandoah 

Miller, Jane Louise, A Williamsport 

Mosser, Mary Elizabeth, A Williamsport 

Nicholson, H. Frances, A Williamsport 

Null, Charles Howard, A Williamsport 

Orso, Paul M., A Williamsport 

Oyler, J. William, A Altoona 

Park, Clarence William, A Hughesville 

Pepperman, Doris R., ST Williamsport 

Pepperman, Rita Marie, S Mishawaka, Ind. 

Quigley, Margaret W., ST Williamsport 

Rice, Marian Evelyn, ST Williamsport 

Russell, Glen William, A Jersey Shore 

Sanders, Marguerite, S Montoursville 

Schofield, Vera Agnes, A Muncy 


Shaffer, Carol Joyce, ST Williamsport 

Sharar, Thomas B., Jr., A Williamsport 

Sheaffer, Richard Ross, A Williamsport 

Shiffler, G. Elwood, G Williamsport 

Slear, Elizabeth H., A Williamsport 

Smith, Margaret C, G Harrisburg 

Smay, Robert Ernest, A Altoona 

Solis, Marcial E., Jr., C Managua, Nicaragua 

Stout, Sarah Anna, A Williamsport 

Strub, Thelma W. M., A Williamsport 

Sullivan, Mabel Irene, S Williamsport 

Sykes, David, A Williamsport 

Tepel, Charlotte Louise, A Williamsport 

Van Syckle, John Roy, A Andover, N. J. 

Walters, Florence Mildred, ST Montoursville 

Webb, Lorraine Adeline, S Rockville Centre, L. I., N. Y. 

Weis, Paul D., A ? Williamsport 

Welliver, Dorothy Louise, ST Jersey Shore 

West, Thomas Marshall, Jr., A Williamsport 

Williams, H. Draper, A Muncy 

Williamson, Neihl J., A Jersey Shore 

Willmann, John B. A., A Williamsport 

Wilson, L. Elizabeth, A Montoursville 

Wilson, Warren Thomas, A Altoona 

Winter, Vera A., A Williamsport 



Bennett, Howard N., CP Wellsville, N. Y. 

Burger, John H., GA Dover, Del. 

DeBarbieri, G. Louis, GA Wellsville, N. Y. 

Dye, Lester Henry, GA Wellsville, N. Y. 

Flanders, Ray O., GA Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

Gates, Gerald H., GA State College 

Holt, Jacob Morris, Jr., GA GirardviUe 

Keagle, Eleanor Jane, H&L Williamsport 

Koozer, Alfred Cortus, GA Clearfield 

Lilley, John Vincent, GA South Williamsport 

Logue, Helene Elizabeth, GA Williamsport 

Ludden, Mark Elmer, GA WellsviUe, N. Y. 

Magee, Eleanor Salome, CP York 

Marshall, William Kenneth, CP Glassboro, N, J. 

Miller, Helen Louise, CP Albany, N. Y. 

Norcross, Isabel MuUin, CP Carlisle 

O'Brien, William Jay, GA Williamsport 

Pearson, Albert F., GA Hurffville, N. J. 

Reter, Edwin Gilbert, GA Baltimore, Md. 

Reynolds, Harry Dare, Jr., GA Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

Sarno, William Ellis, CP Johnstown, N. Y. 

Shape, Claire Jane, CP Upper Darby 

Sinclair, Jay Gordon, GA Williamsport 

Stecker, Dorothy Ruth, CP Mount Carmel 

Steinberg, Sarah Rosiland, CP Williamsport 

Tomlinson, Robert Francis, GA Proctor 

Turner, David M., GA Towanda 

Zeigler, Bernadine, CP Claysburg 



Bixler, Olive Louise, COM'L Mount Carmel 

Chilton, Ruth L., CP New Castle 

Godfrey, Herbert George, GA Williamsport 

Hutchison, Grace Moore, GA Downingtown 

Kolb, Charles L., GA Williamsport 

McEnroe, Chester A., Jr., GA Wellsville, N. Y. 

Morrison, Paul Pershing, GA Carlisle 

Piatt, Hamilton C, GA Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

Seaton, Henrietta, GA Chambersburg 

Slovinac, William John, GA Steelton 

Snyder, Mary Rich, CP Ashland 

Terrell, Jane Scott, GA Burlington, N. C. 

Warner, Ariel Jackson, GA Bombay, India 

Wingate, Charles Baker, GA Rehoboth Beach, Del. 

Wirth, Charles Levering, GA Williamsport 

Wood, Norman A., GA Pitman, N. J. 

Wood, Vernon Hamilton, GA Pitman, N. J. 

Sophomores and Freshmen 

Bosley, Suzanne G., CP Williamsburg 

Chilton, Betty M., CP New Castle 

Flock, John Henry, III, GA Williamsport 

Harman, Janet Florence, CP Baltimore, Md. 

Kirby, W. Howard, CP Baltimore, Md. 

Long, George Richard, CP Williamsport 

Solis, Sara, GA Managua, Nicaragua 

Solis, Vida, GA Managua, Nicaragua 

Venable, Dorian Elizabeth, GA Jersey Shore 

College Music Course 


Second Year Students 

Binder, Irene Renovo 

Kurtz, Lola M Warrensville 

McCloud, Marion S Clearfield 

First Year Student 
Slack, Jean E Williamsport 


Binder, Irene Renovo 

Bower, Richard South Williamsport 

Crist, Mary M Canton 

Kurtz, Lola M Warrensville 

Mark, Grace Williamsport 

McCloud, Marion S Clearfield 

Rubendall, Everett W Williamsport 

Slack, Jean E Williamsport 

Sprankle, Margaret Tipton 


Preparatory Music Course 


Post Graduate 
McComb, Letty Montoursville 


Aderhold, Lulu Mae Hughesville 

Travelet, Rita E Williamsport 

Woernle, Arthur K Williamsport 

Third Year 
Lunt, Harry R Williamsport 

Second Year 
Bassler, Kemieth E Williamsport 

First Year 

Bosley, Suzanne G Williamsburg 

Harman, Janet F Baltimore, Md. 


Baker, Ann Philadelphia 

Bussom, Mary Eleanor Williamsport 

Christensen, Dorothy M Wellsboro 

Dodson, Josephine M Williamsport 

Fry, Betty Rae Williamsport 

Gleckner, Dorothy Williamsport 

Gleckner, Mary Jane Williamsport 

Hearn, Kenneth H Dover, Del. 

Mclntyre, Jane Six Mile Run 

Miller, Doris Virginia Danville 

Snyder, Mary R Ashland 

Solis, Sara Managua, Nicaragua 

Steinberg, Sarah R Williamsport 

Terrell, Jane Scott Burlington, N. C. 

Wachs, Mrs. Miller A South Williamsport 

Walker, Betty Dean Wellsboro 


Third Year 

Burrell, Catharine Williamsport 

Keagle, Eleanor J Williamsport 

Ormsby, Virginia R Bronxville, N. Y. 

Second Year 

Himes, Carl L. Montoursville 

Larson, Olga Williamsport 

Seamon, Robert G Williamsport 

Shaffer, Carol J Williamsport 



Bates, Marjorie Elizabeth Pittsfield, Mass. 

Bowman, Kathryn Jane Williamsport 

Chilton, Ruth L New Castle 

Ditamore, Earl Williamsport 

Edler, Dorothy Louise Williamsport 

Ertel, Miriam Louise Williamsport 

Johnson, Beverly E Howard 

Knights, L. Winifred Williamsport 

Lowther, Katherine R State College 

Miller, Doris Virginia Danville 

Neumann, Mary Jane Patchogue, N. Y. 

Solis, Sara Managua, Nicaragua 

Steelier, Dorothy R Mount Carmel 

Waldeisen, Eleanor Williamsport 

Weeks, Helene Williamsport 


Special (Graduate) 
Miller, Russell Williamsport 


Bowman, Howard Williamsport 

Else, Clark M., Jr. Williamsport 

Gingrich, Ruth Clara Williamsport 

Girton, Betty P Williamsport 

Harrington, Mary Williamsport 

Jarrett, Mrs. Roy Williamsport 

Lindauer, Russell Williamsport 

Lindauer, Samuel Williamsport 

Stewart, Mary Virginia Williamsport 

Wurster, Norman Salladasburg 



Cornwell, Dan Williamsport 


Aderhold, Lulu Mae Hughesville 

Bassler, Kenneth Williamsport 

Bosley, Suzanne G Williamsburg 

Burrell, Catharine Williamsport 

Harman, Janet F Baltimore, Md. 

Himes, Carl L Montoursville 

Keagle, Eleanor J Williamsport 

Travelet, Rita E Williamsport 



The College Art Course 

First Year Students 

Foehl, Mary Helen Buffalo, N. Y. 

MacMinn, Dorothy Jeanne Williamsport 

Moon, Ivan Delbert Watsontown 

Neumann, Mary Jane Patchogue, N. Y. 

The Preparatory Art Coxirse 

Second Year Students 

Keagle, Eleanor J. — Commercial Art Williamsport 

McGinniss, Thomas G. — Commercial Art South Williamsport 

Slater, Christie — Costume Design South Williamsport 


Aderhold, Lulu Mae Hughesville 

April, Stanley W Williamsport 

Armstrong, Frances Hipson Rockaway, N. J. 

Davis, Lois Jeanette Dushore 

Davis, Louise A Dushore 

Forbes, Arline Gregg Quarryville 

Hall, Dorcas Williamsport 

Larrabee, John Amsden Williamsport 

Mclntyre, Jane Six Mile Run 

Mitstifer, Llewellyn Williamsport 

Reynolds, Harry Dare, Jr Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

Robinson, Eleanor Rita Williamsport 

Seaton, Henrietta Chambersburg 

Vanderlin, Richard J Williamsport 


Preparatory Expression Course 

Appleby, Robert H., Jr. Harrisburg 

Bates, Marjorie Elizabeth Pittsfield, Mass. 

Forbes, Arline Gregg Quarryville 

Miller, Dorothy H Shenandoah 

Norcross, Isabel Mullin Carlisle 

Wetzel, Jean Marie Williamsport 

Summary of Students 

Students in Junior College Department 170 

Students in College Preparatory Department 58 

Students in Commercial Department 41 

Students in Music : 

Piano— J. C, 4; C. P., 24 28 

Voice— C. P 22 

Violin— C. P 11 

Clarinet— C. P 1 

Theoretical Subjects— J. C, 9; C. P., 8 17 

Total 79 

Students in Art— J. C, 4 ; C. P., 17 21 

Students in Expression 6 

Students in all Departments 375 

Students in all Departments Excluding Duplications 264 


Board of Directors 

Hon. Robert F. Rich President 

Mr. Charles E. Bennett Vice President 

Rev. a. Lawrence Miller, Ph.D Secretary 

Mr. John E. Person Treasurer 

Term Expires 1937 

Mr. Charles E. Bennett Montoursville 

Mr. Walter C. Winter Lock Haven 

Col. Henry W. Shoemaker Altoona 

Mr. R. K. Foster Williamsport 

Mr. John E. Person Williamsport 

Mr. H. Roy Green Saint Marys 

Mrs. Clarence L. Peaslee Williamsport 

Mr. Charles F. Sheffer Watsontown 

Rev. a. Lawrence Miller, Ph.D Hanover 

Rev. W. Edward Watkins, D.D Altoona 

Term Expires 1938 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, LL.D Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Spencer S. Shannon Saxton 

Mr. George W. Sykes Conifer, N. Y. 

Rev. S. B. Evans, D.D Williamsport 

Rev. Harry F. Babcock State College 

Dr. Charles A. Lehman Williamsport 

Mrs. H. Marshall Stecker Mount Carmel 

Judge Don M. Larrabee Williamsport 

Mr. George F. Erdman Williamsport 

Rev. W. Galloway Tyson, D.D Philadelphia 

Term Expires 1939 

*HoN. Herbert T. Ames Williamsport 

Hon. Max L. Mitchell Williamsport 

Hon. H. M. Showalter Lewisburg 

Rev. Oliver S. Metzler, Ph.D Williamsport 

Rev. J. E. Skillington, D.D Bloomsburg 

Mr. Ivan E. Garver Roaring Spring 

Mr. H. B. Powell Clearfield 

Mr. George L. Stearns, II Williamsport 

Mr. B. a. Harris Williamsport 

Hon. Robert F. Rich Woolrich 

"Deceased. 88 



Rev. O. S. Metzler, Ph.D. Mr. Charles E. Bennett 

Mr. George L. Stearns, II Judge Don M. Larrabee 

Mr. John E. Person 

Mr. Charles E. Bennett Hon. H. M. Showalter 

Rev. S. B. Evans, D.D. Hon. Max L. Mitchell 

Mr. Rodgers K. Foster Mr. George F. Erdman 

Mr. Ivan E. Garver 


Judge Don M. Larrabee Mr. George W. Sykes 

Mr. Walter C. Winter Mr. B. A. Harris 

Mr. Spencer S. Shannon Rev. H. F. Babcock 


Rev. J. E. Skillington, D.D. Rev. S. B. Evans, D.D. 

Mr. John E. Person, Treasurer 

Sarah Edith Adams, Accountant 

Bessie L. White, Secretary to the President 

Mary H. Brown, Matron 


Baltimore Conference 

Rev. a. C. Day Rev. H. E. R. Reck Rev. E. T. Dixon 

Central Pennsylvania Conference 
Rev. R. J. Allen Rev. M. E. Swartz 

Philadelphia Conference 

Rev. Frank J. Andrus Rev. Thomas R. Jeffery 

Rev. J. W. McKelvey 


Sermons, Lectures and Recitals 

Bishop Jashwant R. Chitambar - - - Baccalaureate Sermon 
Dr. Lester K. Ade ------- Commencement Address 

The Rev. Robert J. Allen, '97 - - - - Matriculation Sermon 

Charlotte Symons, Soprano; Morgan Rees, Pianist 

Richard Crooks, Tenor; Stuart Ross, Pianist 

The Spring Concert 
The Department of Music 

Play: "The Phantom Tiger" 
The Graduating Classes 

May Day Fete — Guest Day 

Senior Recitals 

Play: "The Youngest" 
The Williamsport Dickinson Players 

Junior-Senior Musicale 

Hklbn Mn.L£R Henry, Lyric Soprano; Mary A. Landon, Pianist 

The Faculty Recital 

The Christmas Concert 
The Department of Music 

Easter Service 
The Dramatic Club and the Vocal Ensemble 

Lecture-Demonstration: "Scientific Wonders" 
Franklin Institute 

Lecture-Demonstration : The Micro- Vivarium 

"Wonders of an Unseen World" 

Dr. G. Roemmeht 

Chapel Speakers and Entertainers 

Miss Carol Reigleman Mr. George D. Herkandkb 

Mr. M. Edward Toner Dr. James E. Gourley 

Rev. Ernest E. Piper Dr. William J. Davidson 

Mr. H. Edgar Sones Rev. J. Moulton Thomas 

WPA Orchestra Rev. Ralph L. Mayherry 



Admission Requirements: page 

Junior College 19 

Preparatory Department 48 

Aims and Objectives 12,17,48 

Annuity Bonds 70 

Art 41,57 

Athletics 16 

Bequests 70 

Biology 23,56 

Calendar 4 

Chemistry 24,56 

Commerce and Finance 


Courses of Instruction: 

Junior College 


Preparatory Department.. 


Cultural Influences 



Junior College 

. 19,21 

Preparatory Department.. 


Directors, Board of 

Engineering Drawing 35 

English 28,52 

Expenses 73 

Expression 57 

Faculty 5,15 

French 30,55 

General Information 


Graduation Requirements: page 

Junior College 21, 41, 43 

Preparatory Department 48, 57, 58 

Greek 32,38 

Grounds and Buildings 11 

Gymnasium 12 

History 32,64 

Latin 38,61 

Library 16 

Loans 62 

Mathematics 34,55 

Music 43,58 








Public Speaking 36,66 

Payments, Terms of 
Physical Education 
Political Science 




Registry of Students 


Religious Influences 


Secretarial Science ... 






Spanish 40,57 

Special Information 71 

Transfer Privileges