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Catalogue 1939-1940 



Junior College 

Entered at the Post Office at Williamsport, Pa., as second class 
matter under the Act of Congress, August 24, 1912. Issued six 
times a year, January, February, May, July, October, and November. 

Vol. 23 FEBRUARY, 1940 No. 2 


Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Lyrasis IVIembers and Sloan Foundation 


W illiamsport Dickinson 


Junior College 

REGISTER FOR 1939-1940 

FOR 1940-1941 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania 



Tuesday, January 2 Christmas Recess Ends 

Friday, January 26 First Semester Closes 

Monday, January 29 Second Semester Begins 

Friday, February 23 Greater Dickinson Banquet 

Friday, March 15 (After Classes) Easter Recess Begins 

Monday, March 25 Easter Recess Ends 

Tuesday, March 26 Classes Resume 

Saturday, May 11 Guest Day 

Saturday, June 8 Alumni Day 

Saturday, June 8 — 5:00 P. M President's Reception 

Sunday, June 9 Baccalaureate Service 

Monday, June 10 Commencement 

Thursday-Saturday, September 12-14, Registration of Day Students 

Monday, September 16 Registration of Boarding Students 

Tuesday, September 17 Classes Begin 

Friday, September 20 Reception by Christian Associations 

Sunday, September 22 Matriculation Service 

Friday, October 25 Reception by President and Faculty 

Saturday, October 26 Alumni Home-Coming Day 

Wednesday, November 27 (Noon) Thanksgiving Recess Begins 

Sunday, December 1 Thanksgiving Recess Ends 

Thursday, December 19 Christmas Dinner and Pageant 

Friday, December 20 (After Classes) Christmas Recess Begins 

Monday, January 6 Christmas Recess Ends 

Tuesday, January 7 Classes Resume 

Friday, January 31 First Semester Closes 

Monday, February 3 Second Semester Begins 

Friday, February 21 Greater Dickinson Banquet 

Friday, AprU 4 (After Classes) Easter Recess Begins 

Monday, April 14 Easter Recess Ends 

Tuesday, April 15 Classes Resume 

Saturday, May 10 Guest Day 

Saturday, June 7 Alumni Day 

6:00 P. M President's Reception 

Sunday, June 8 Baccalaureate Service 

Monday, June 9 Commencement 


Martha B. Clarke Memorial Chapel and Dining Hall 

Administrative Staff 

John W.Long President 

John G. Cornwell, Jr Dean 

H. Dorcas Hall Dean of Women 

Frank W. Ake Alumni Secretary and Publicity Director 

Bessie L. White Recorder 

Sarah Edith Adams Accountant 

Grace A. Duvall Secretary to the President 


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 Sociology 

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

Jubbulpore, India, 1922-27; Khandvt^a, 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; Graduate Work, 

Columbia University. 
Kenmore (Pa.) High School, 1926-28; Dickinson Seminary, 1929- 

LuLA M. Richardson French 

A.B., Goucher College; A.M., Johns Hopkins University; Sorbonne, 

Jfecole de Phon^tique University de Clermont-Ferrand; Ph.D., 

Johns Hopkins University. 
Women's CoUege, University of Delaware, 1924-28; Wells College, 

1928-31; College for Teachers, Johns Hopkins University, 

1933-35; Dickinson Seminary, 1936- 


Louise Gilbert Marston English 

B.A., Mount Holyoke College; M.A., University of Tennessee. 
Teaching Fellow, University of Tennessee, 1933-36; Dickinson Semi- 
nary, 1937- 

Edwin D. Eagle Greek, Latin 

B.A., M.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. 
Charles Kendall Adams Fellow in Greek, University of Wisconsin, 

1935-37; Suffield Academy, Suffield, Conn., 1937-38; Dickinson 

Seminary, 1938- 

RicHARD V. Morrissey Biology 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. 

University of Pittsburgh, 1927-35, Summers, 1927-34; Pittsburgh 
Schools, 1935-38; United States Department of Agriculture, Soil 
Conservation Service, 1938; Dickinson Seminary, 1938- 

JosEPH B. James History, Political Science 

B.A., M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Illinois. 
University of Florida, 1935-36, Summers, 1935, 1937, 1939; University 
of Illinois, 1936-39; Dickinson Seminary, 1939- 

Mabel B. Platz Speech, Dramatics, English 

A.B., Northwestern College; M.A., University of California; M.A., 
Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Southern California; 
Graduate Study, Summer School, University of Wisconsin. 
Diploma in Voice and Piano. 
Long Beach (California) High School, 1926-30; Constantinople Col- 
lege, Istanbul, Turkey, 1931-33; Junior College, Los Angeles, 
California, 1933-36; University of Maryland, 1936-37; Radio 
Division, U. S. Office of Education, 1937-39; Dickinson Seminary, 

*Herbert p. Beam Religion, College Pastor 

A.B., Dickinson College; B.D., Garrett Theological Seminary. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1939- 

Donald F. Johnson Assistant in Chemistry , Mathematics 

B.S., Bowdoin College; M.S., Middlebury College; Graduate Study, 

Boston University. 
Graduate Assistant, Middlebury College, 1935-37; Assistant in Chem- 
istry, Middlebury College, 1937-38; Graduate Assistant, Boston 
University, 1938-39; Dickinson Seminary, 1939- 

Sterling H. McGrath Commercial Subjects 

A.B., Carleton College; Graduate Work, Columbia University. 
International College, Smyrna, Turkey, 1930-34; American Univer- 
sity of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Syria, 1934-35; Dickinson Semi- 
nary, 1935- 

• Part-time. 

June Burcham Roberts Secretarial Science 

B.A., Pennsylvania State College; M.L., University of Pittsburgh; 
Commercial Work, Temple University; Graduate Work, Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania and New York University, School of Re- 

Hillsdale School, Pittsburgh (Pa.) 1934-37; Dickinson Seminary, 

Leslie W. Minor Mathematics and Preparatory French 

A.B., Goucher College; M.A., Bucknell University. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1938- 

Harry C. Fithian, Jr. Business Law 

A.B., Bucknell University; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania Law 

Dickinson Seminary, 1939- 

JosEPH D. Babcock 

Preparatory Mathematics, Chemistry, Physical Education 
A.B., Dickinson College; Graduate Work, Bucknell University. 
The Sanford School, Redding Ridge, Conn., 1923-25; The Pape 
School, Savannah, Ga., 1925-28; The Stuyvesant School, Warren- 
ton, Va., 1928-31; Thorn Mountain Summer School, Jackson, N. 
H., 1930- ; Dickinson Seminary, 1931- 

James W. Sterling College and Preparatory English 

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

Graduate Assistant, Syracuse University, 1923-24; Northside School, 
Williamstown, Mass., 1930-32; Dickinson Seminary, 1924-30, 1935- 

JoHN P. Graham Preparatory History, English 

Ph.B., Dickinson College; M.Ed., Pennsylvania State College. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1939- 

*Mabel F. Babcock Preparatory English 

A.B., Dickinson College. 
Saltsburg High School, 1923-24; Dickinson Seminary, 1934- 

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- 

• Part-time 

Florence Dewey Violin, Theoretical Subjects 

B.S., Columbia University; Graduate Work, Institute of Musical Art 

of the Juilliard Foundation. 
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- 

Marv a. Landon Piano 

Mus.B., Susquehanna University Conservatory of Music; Graduate 

Work, Juilliard Summer School, Juilliard School of Music. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1936- 

Harriet Enona Roth Art 

Pennsylvania Museum, School of Industrial Art; Private Study, 
England and France; Graduate Work, School of Industrial Art, 
Columbia University, Cornell University. 

Scran ton Schools and Private Teaching, 1922-26; Dickinson Semi- 
nary, 1926- 

*Margaret de Forest Burrell History and Appreciation of Art 
A.B., Wells College. 

Cornell University, Library of College of Architecture, 1929-30; Clar- 
ence S. Stein, Architect, 1932-33; Dickinson Seminary, 1937- 

E. Z. McKay Physical Education 

Cornell University. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1932- 

B. Ellen Isenberg Physical Education, Preparatory Biology 

B.S., Skidmore College. 
Dickinson Seminary, 1939- 

Lydia M. Newland Librarian 

A.B., Skidmore College; B.S., Columbia University, School of Library 

Skidmore College Library, 1935; Albany Public Library, 1936-38; 
Dickinson Seminary, Second Semester 1937-38- 

LuLU Brunstetter Assistant Librarian 

Bloomsburg State Normal; Pennsylvania State College, Summer 

Dickinson Seminary, 1926-; Acting Librarian, 1932-34; Assistant 
Librarian, 1934- 

* Part-time 

'From these gates sorrow flies afar. 
See here be all the pleasures 
That fancy can beget on youthftd 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 business. 


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. Williamsport is famed for its picturesque scenery, its 
beautiful homes, and the culture and kindness of its people. The 
Pennsylvania and the Reading Railroads, with their fast trains, and 
the Lakes-to-Sea and the Greyhound Buses 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 Church, and is regularly char- 
tered 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 preparatory field and contin- 
ued 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 continue the college pre- 
paratory 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 outlined 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 HUltop." 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 HUls. 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, class rooms, and dormitories. There are hardwood 
floors throughout. 

Bradley Hall was erected in 1895 of red brick and is modern 
in construction. It furnishes dormitory facilities for members of 
the faculty and the girls of the Preparatory Department. The li- 
brary and the dramatic studio are here. 


The Service Building is also of red pressed brick and is a modern 
fireproof building. The basement and the first floor house the heat- 
ing plant and the laundry. The second and third floors contain 
dormitories and faculty apartments. 

The Gymnasium 

Williamsport Dickinson is fortunate in having a splendid new 
Gj^mnasium, 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 Clarke Memorial 

This new chapel and dining hall, which has been made possible 
by the bequest of Miss Martha B. Clarke of the Class of 1862 as 
a memorial to her brothers and herself, is designed in the Colonial 
Style, and is of fireproof construction. With proper attention hav- 
ing been given to acoustics, the chapel proper provides facilities 
for devotional services, assemblies, dramatics, concerts, and lectures. 
It is planned, with the balcony, to seat six hundred. 

The dining hall, on the first floor, is arranged with separate 
entrances and with coat rooms and wash rooms for girls and boys. 
It opens on a terrace overlooking the campus and athletic field. 


Effort has been made to produce a comfortable, home-like room. 
Either table service or cafeteria service is available. 

Modern methods of heating and air-conditioning are used, and 
careful attention is given to illumination and to design of lighting 

The erection of this building fits into the plan of an attractive 
quadrangle, and other improvements extend the open campus to 
Washington Boulevard. 

Buildings on the extreme northern portion of the campus on 
Washington Boulevard, facing the campus, provide a modern home 
for the President and a well equipped Fine Arts Building for music 
and art. 


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 
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 helpful 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 affec- 
tion and pride. 


7/ you flayed your part in the world of men, 
The Critic will call it good." 

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 artis- 
tic 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. 

Certain phases of the discipline in the dormitory lives of the 
students are supervised and regulated by two student government 
organizations, one chosen by the boys and one chosen by the girls. 
The officials of these groups are elected at frequent intervals. Thus 
the students are presented the opportunity of learning how to be 
governed, through accepting temporarily the responsibility of gov- 
erning others. 

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 withdraw 
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 a fair game than 
upon winning. Williamsport Dickinson is represented each year 
in interscholastic contests by football, basketball, baseball, and 
tennis teams. An excellent athletic field offers every facility for 
football, baseball, tennis, and other outdoor sports. During the 
winter months the tennis courts on the campus are flooded provid- 
ing 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. 
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, desks, 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 about ten thousand. New volumes are added 
each year. 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 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 of 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 hif^h 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 
American Association of Junior Colleges, is accredited by the Uni- 
versity Senate of the Methodist Church, the Pennsylvania State 
Council of Education, and the Middle States Association of Colleges 
and Secondary Schools. Graduates from the Junior College are 
accepted with advanced standing by the leading colleges and uni- 
versities to which they apply for admission and usually make 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 fidly 
acquaint the Dean with his future plans so that credit requirements 
of the college to which he plans to go may be anticipated in advance. 


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, 

The Commerce and Finance Course 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; and, as a terminal course, offers 
training in general business and in preparation for business executives. 
The Secretarial Science Course is intended to furnish a fundamental 
business education in preparation for positions as secretaries and busi- 
ness executives. 

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 Jimior 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 21/2 1 2 

Science Ill 

Electives SVa 9 8 

Total 15 15 15 

* 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 pre- 
sent 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. 



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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. The passing grade in the Junior College is 
60% in each subject. However to be eligible for graduation a gen- 
eral average of 70% must be maintained. 

Arts and Science 



English 101-102 6 

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 

t A 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 


English 201-202 or 209... 6 or 3 

Electives 24 or 27 

Physical Education 2 



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


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 6 or 3 

Electives (Money and Bank- 
ing, Marketing, Retail 
Salesmanship, History, 
Science, Language, Type- 
writing, Shorthand, Psy- 
chology, Sociology, Politi- 
cal Science, Mathematics) 24or27 
Physical Education 2 

Total 32 

Secretarial Science 



English 101-102 6 

Shorthand 113-114 6 

Typewriting 115-116 6 

Accounting 103-104 or Book- 
keeping 13-14 6 

Economics 101-102 6 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 2 

Physical Education 2 

Total 36 



Business English 209 3 

Shorthand 213-214 6 

Typewriting 215-216 6 

Business Law 203-204 6 

Penmanship 207-208 2 

Office Practice 205 3 

Electives (Business Organ- 
ization, Economic Geogra- 
phy, Money and Banking, 
Marketing, Retail Sales- 
manship, Psychology) 6 

Physical Education 2 

Total 34 


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



Business English 209 3 

Shorthand 103-104 6 

Typewriting 101-102 6 

Bookkeeping 13 ( Optional ) or 3 
Physical Education 1 



Office Practice 205 3 

Shorthand 203-204 6 

Typewriting 201-202 6 

Bookkeeping 14 (Optional) or 3 
Physical Education 1 

Total 16 or 19 Total 16 or 19 

Only one semester of Bookkeeping will be offered in this course after 

Williamsport Dickinson reserves the right to cancel any course if reg- 
istration 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 Zo- 
ology, and those preparing for Medical School, Nursing, etc. De- 
tailed dissections will be made of animals representing the more im- 
portant 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. 
Prerequisite 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. 


Commerce 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 wUl 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 wUl receive the required attention. 

First semester. Three hours. 

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

105. Business Organization. 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 per- 
formed 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. 

205. Money and Banking. The evolution and development of 
monetary standards, American banking institutions, analysis of 
commercial bank operations, function of the Federal Reserve sys- 
tem and brief comparison of foreign banking systems. Prerequisite, 
Economics 101. 

First semester. Three hours. 

206. Marketing. A general course dealing with marketing 
mechanism and its functions, market prices, marketing costs, analy- 
sis of present tendencies in marketing and their motivating forces. 
Prerequisite, Economics 101. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

208. Retail Salesmanship. A study of the fundamental, psy- 
chological factors involved in retail sales. Problems affecting the 


customer and the store are stressed. Some consideration is given to 
styling, decoration, window display and advertising. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

Secretarial Science 

101-102. Elementary Typewriting. A systematic study of the 
technique of typewriting 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. Class meets ten 
hours per week. (Stenographic Course). 

First semester. Six hours. 

115. Elementary Typewriting. A study of the fifty-two basic 
techniques of typewriting with emphasis on the correct execution of 
each. Drill on the most frequent letter and word combinations for 
both accuracy and speed. Class meets five times per week. 

First semester. Three hours. 

116. Elementary Typetoriting. A continuation of Course 115. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

201-202. Advanced Typewriting. The work of this course in- 
cludes speed practice, tabulating, mimeographing, operating the Edi- 
phone, the preparation of manuscripts and legal documents, and an 
intensive study of the business letter. Class meets ten hours per 
week. (Stenographic Course). 

Second semester. Six hours. 

216. Advanced Typewriting. Practice on all kinds of letter 
and envelope forms, tabulation of figures and words, manuscript 
writing, legal documents, bills and invoices, and preparation of 
Mimeograph stencils and Ditto master sheets. Speed practice is 
emphasized and the final speed requirement is fifty net words a 
minute. Class meets five times per week. 

First semester. Three hours. 


216. Advanced Typewriting. A continuation of Course 215. 
Second semester. Three hours. 

103-104!. Elementary Shorthand. A thorough study of the 
principles of Gregg Shorthand. Class meets ten hours per week. 
(Stenographic Course). 

First semester. Six hours. 

113. Elementary Shorthand. A study of the theory of Gregg 
Shorthand by the Functional Method. Class meets five times per 

First semester. Three hours. 

114. Elementary Shorthand. More advanced theory is taught 
and some attention is paid to transcription. Speed attained in writ- 
ing is about seventy words a minute. Class meets five times per 

Second semester. Three hours. 

203-204. Advanced Shorthand. 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 
accuracy. Class meets ten hours per week. (Stenographic Course). 

Second semester. Six hours. 

211. Practical Shorthand. 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 
accuracy. Class meets five hours per week. 

First semester. Three hours. 

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

213. Advanced Shorthand. Development of shorthand busi- 
ness vocabulary. Speed in both writing and transcription is stressed. 
Class meets five times per week. 

First semester. Three hours. 


214. Advanced Shorthand. The introduction of some abbrevi- 
ating principles and vocabulary from Gregg's Congressional Re- 
porting. Transcription final speed is forty-five words a minute, 
shorthand final speed is 125 words a minute. Class meets five times 
per week. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

13. Secretarial Bookkeeping. Designed to provide training for 
first-year college students who will be called upon to keep books for 
attorneys, doctors, and other professional people. The fundamental 
principles of accounting are developed and applied through the 
medium of practice sets. Emphasis is given to vocational rather 
than theoretical training. 

First semester. Three hours. 

14. Secretarial Bookkeeping. A continuation of Course 13. 
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. Two class hours 
and one two-hour laboratory period per week. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

207. Penmanship. The purpose of this course is the develop- 
ment of sound fundamental writing habits, the presentation of 
movement exercises, study in relating rhythmic drill and speed, the 
teaching of sentences and writing scales for measuring progress in 
penmanship. 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. 

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. 

209. Business English. Presents the basic elements and funda- 
mentals of English adapted to the usages of modern business, includ- 
ing the study of words, pronunciation, spelling, syllabication, and 
meaning. Attention also is given to punctuation, sentence structure 
and paragraphing. It applies the principles of business letter 
writing, including letters of inquiry, adjustment, collections, appli- 
cations, orders. Textbook and laboratory exercises in the analysis 
and revision of letters, reports, and advertisements. 

First semester. Three hours. 


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. Reading of contemporary plays. 

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 contemporary 

Prerequisite: French 101 or its equivalent. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

201. French. Nineteenth Century Drama. Representative 
plays of this period read in class. Lectures on background of nine- 
teenth century drama. Outside reading and written reports. 

First semester. Three hours. 

202. French. Continuation of French 201. Course conducted 
in French. Grammar review. 

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. 

Scond 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 Literature. 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. 



1 1 . Beginner's Greek. 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. 


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 study, (3) the great lines and causal 
relationship of the major historical events. 

First semester. Three hours. 

102. 1815 to the Present. A studj' 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. Labor organiza- 
tions, industrial corporations, financial reforms, educational prob- 
lems and international relations are also studied. 

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- 

Second 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. 

First 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. Discontinued. 

Second semester. Four hours. 

106. Spherical Trigonometry. Solution of right and oblique 
spherical triangles, and applications. Prerequisite, Mathematics 102. 

Second semester. One hour. 

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; Working Drawings; and Elements of 
Architectural Drawing. Training in the use and care of mechani- 
cal 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. 

104. Descriptive Geometry. The theory of projection drawing 
and its application in solving engineering problems by projection or 
revolution of points, lines, planes, and solids. Prerequisite, Engi- 
neering Drawing 101. Three two-hour periods per week. 

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 are studied. Direct 
study and observation of agencies of government through field trips 
and conferences 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 building, 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. 

104. Elementary Social Psychology. The behavior of the in- 
dividual with reference to the group. Social factors in personality, 
such as imitation, suggestion, attitudes, ideals, etc. Reciprocal effect 
of group behavior on the individual. Prerequisite: Psychology 101. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

Department of Religion* 

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

12. An Introduction to Religion and Biblical Literature. The 
nature and value of religion in human experience are briefly sur- 
veyed and consideration is given to the great living religions of the 
world. The chief emphasis of the course is on the progressive reve- 
lation of God in the pages of the Bible. Selected portions of its 
more important books are studied. Discussion of literary, historical, 
and ethical values supplement the religious interest. Introductory 
in character, the course should lead to desire for further study, but 
should be of present help in religious experience. 

Second semester. Two hours. 

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. 

102. The Literature of the New Testament. A general intro- 
duction to the Literature of the New Testament. The various books 

• See page 13. 


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. Not offered 1940-41. 

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. 

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. 

122. Contemporary Religion in America. A study of the re- 
ligious life of today in the United States with principal reference to 
the Protestant churches but including the Roman Catholic Church 
and Judaism. A brief survey of the origin and development of 
leading denominations, including their respective European antece- 
dents, will be followed by the study of their current contribution 
to our social situation and to religious thought. Representatives of 
the religious groups studied will be invited to present their respective 

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. 



The more important benefits in the study of Spanish are these: 
direct communication with Spanish-speaking peoples, pleasure read- 
ing for wholesome leisure, aid in commerce and business, improve- 
ment of mental discipline and culture, aid in research, promotion of 
peace and good-will, better understanding of English, and a neces- 
sary preparation for radio announcing. 

Dr. L. S. Rowe, Director of the Pan-American Union, says in 
part: "In reality the study of Spanish is essential to the further 
development of true Pan- Americanism. Without it, we cannot hope 
to proceed very far in the path of mutual understanding between the 
nations of America which is so essential to the peace and prosperity 
of this continent." 

Two years of Spanish is recommended for all students majoring 
in a commerce course. 

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. 



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; History and Appreciation 
of Art, an academic elective, and Physical Education in the sopho- 
more 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 with 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 

Drawing is taught through anatomy, cast, costume life, still life, 
perspective, and composition. 

Design is taught through block printing, costume design, plant 
analysis, pen and ink, textile design, poster design, and interior 

Color is taught through portrait, posters, textiles, interiors, oils, 
water colors, pastels, and plant analysis. 

A course in the History and Appreciation of Art (Art 11-12) is 
given one hour weekly throughout the year with one hour of credit 
each semester. It involves a study and analysis of the architecture, 
sculpture, painting, and minor arts produced from prehistoric times 
to the present day. 

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, fundamental principles of design as 
related to decorative and commercial art, lettering, free-hand per- 
spective and theory and practice of color harmony. If there is a 
demand, work will be offered in clay modeling and leather tooling. 
Students 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 courses: 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. History and Appreciation of Art — 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. History and Appreciation of Art. 


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. History and Appreciation 
of Art. 

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. History and Apprecia- 
tion of Art. 

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: (l) 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, a Chapel 
Choir, an Orchestra, a Band, and a String Ensemble, All Williams- 
port 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 203-204 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 

Physical Education 2 2 

Total 34 


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 — 3-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, Clenienti, Tausig, Pischna. 

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

Required Work in Voice 

First Year 
Scales: The Chromatic Scale. 

Arpeggios: 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, Gruenberg. 
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. 

112. Ensemble. The study and performance of compositions 
written in the various instrumental and vocal forms. Music majors 


may receive credit in one of the following, not to exceed one hour's 
credit per semester: 

Choral Club — Required of voice majors. 
Orchestra or String Trio — Required of violin majors. 
Piano Ensemble, Trios, and Accompanying — Required of piano 

Second semester. One hour. 

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 105-106. 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. 

211-212. Ensemble. A continuation of Ensemble 112 with 
more advanced work. 

First and second 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, Piano, Voice, Violin, 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 Government, 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 Government, 
one in Science, one in Algebra, one in Geometry, and one-half unit 
in Bible. 


A student in any course must have to his credit one semester of 
Bible, four 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 Prepahatoey General Academic 

English I 5 

Algebra I 5 

J, ( Ancient History 5 

T I Biology 6 

Latin I 5 

Physical Training 2 



English I 5 1 

Algebra 1 5 1 

Ancient History 5 1 

Biology 6 1 

Physical Training 2 


English II 6 % 

Plane Geometry 5 1 

Med. & Mod. History 5 1 

Latin II 5 1 

Physical Training 2 


English II 6 

Plane Geometry 6 

(Med. & Mod. History 5 

Latin I 5 

French I 6 

Physical Training 2 

English III 5 

Algebra II 5 

--Public Speaking 4 

I Latin III 5 

*J French I 5 

j Spanish I 5 

V Physics 6 

•*Bible 4 

Physical Training 2 


% English III 6 

% Algebra II 6 

I Public Speaking 4 

J Latin II 6 

3 *) French II 6 

( Spanish I 6 

**Bible 4 

Physical Training 2 

English IV 5 

Ameri. His. and Gov- 
ernment 4 

/-Chemistry 6 

\ Spanish II 5 

XJ Latin IV 5 

I French II 5 

V Sol. Geom. and Trig. 6 

*»Bible 4 

Physical Training 2 



% English IV 5 

Amer. His. and Gov- 

1 ernment 4 

! Chemistry 6 

Spanish II 5 

Typewriting 5 

Other Electives 

•*Bible 4 

Physical Training 2 




t Elect one from the group indicated. 
t Elect two from the group indicated. 
* Elect three from the group indicated. 
** Bible, four times per week, one semester of one year, 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 gradua- 
tion. 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 adapted 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 VergU'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, SUas 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 
Canterbury Tales; Everyman; Shakespeare, Macbeth; Bacon, Es- 
says Of Studies, Of Truth, Of Wisdom for a Man's Self; MUton, 


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, Man- 
ners, Self Reliance; Rosetti, The Blessed Damozel; Tennyson, A 
Dream of Fair Women. 

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


Students are required to fill in outline maps, to take notes of 
class work and to prepare reports on subjects 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 states, European 
expansion, the development of free institutions, economic progress 
and social change. 

III. American History is treated in a topical manner, emphasiz- 
ing the development of the principal movements and forces leading 
to contemporary problems. Historical events from the age of dis- 
covery to the present are analyzed in an effort to gain a better under- 
standing of America today. 

IV. American Government is offered the second semester only. 
In this course both the present structure of government and the 
problems of democracy are studied. The duties and responsibilities 
of intelligent citizenship are given special attention. 



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. 

First Year: Conversation. Pronunciation. Sight translation. 


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

Third Year: Advanced composition, free reproduction. Sight 
translation. 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 four periods per week and 
credit for this work is allowed in all regular courses. 


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. 


Spanish is presented so as to give the student a good reading 
ability, an understanding of simple sentences in the spoken lan- 
guage, and an understanding of the habits and customs of the Span- 


ish speaking peoples. The student also gets at least a general idea 
of the different types of literature in the various chapters outlining 
Hispanic literature. 

First Year: Essentials of Spanish grammar, including a good 
basic vocabulary, drills on everyday idioms and expressions, easy 
readings, special verb studies. 

Second Year: More rapid reading, review of grammar, dicta- 
tions, and special exercises. 

Previous to 1939, Spanish was given either eight or ten times per 
week. Thus First Year Spanish was completed during the first 
semester and Second Year Spanish was completed during the second 
semester. This practice has been discontinued for the above. 


A diploma in preparatory art will be awarded to students who 
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 41-43), 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 elec- 
tive courses (see pages 41-43). 

Private Lessons 

Private lessons in oral expression are planned to meet the needs 
of the individual student. Special attention is given to problems of 
voice and diction, interpretation of dramatic selections and platform 
deportment in all its phases. 



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. 

Fourth 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, Orieg, 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 composers. 


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, Oruenberg, 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 

S-cales: 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 Meth- 
odist 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 Church for students 
from these conferences on practically the same terms as above. 

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, 1939: 

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. 

Mr. James Alfred Eglt Hughesville, Pa. 


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 required rank highest in scholarship 
and deportment in the Senior Class. 

Mr. Hahold John Grimes Catawissa, Pa. 

Mr. C. Richard Tomkinsok Bloomsburg, Pa. 

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. 

Mr. Delbert "W. Lowe Frankford, Del. 

Miss Helen Elizabeth LoGtrE South Williamsport, Pa. 

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. William Richard Brink ■Williamsport, Pa. 

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. 

Mr. James Thomas Brink Williamsport, Pa. 

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 gradu- 
ating class who shall excel in scholarship, deportment, and promise 
of usefulness, and who declares his intention to make the ministry 
his life work. 

Me. Henry James McKiknox Williamsport, Pa. 

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. 

Mb. Donald Frederick Kingsley Bellefonte, Pa. 

Miss Ruth Hazel Rein Williamsport, Pa. 

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 Semi- 
nary and Junior College who are preparing for the Christian min- 
istry, or for deaconess work, or its equivalent, in the Methodist 
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 Alice Dorothy Ashman Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

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 Semi- 

Not available. 


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 promise 
of future usefulness shall, in the judgment of the President, be 
deemed worthy of the same. 

Mh. Paul Frankxik Lelly Hazleton, Pa. 

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 Mahjoeie Lois Howoeth Gloversville, N. Y. 

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. 

Mb. Kenneth Lamont Stofeb Olmsted Falls, Ohio 

Mb. Vebneb E. Goodeeham WiUiamsport, Pa. 

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

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

Miss Olive Ruth Howells Jeddo, Pa. 


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

Miss Helen Elizabeth: Looue Williamsport, Pa. 

The Rich Memorial Scholarship Ftmd 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. 

Mh. Donald Fbedeeick Kingsley — $75.00... Belief onte, Pa. 

Mr. James Weston Dendlee — $75.00 Berwick, Pa. 

Mb. Paul Franklin Lilly — $75.00 Hazleton, Pa. 

Mr. Charles Edward Greene, Je. — $25.00 

Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

Mr. S. Geover Powell— $25.00 Plymouth, Pa. 

Mr. Marvin Wayne Sears — $25.00 Shamokin, Pa. 

The Myrra Bates Scholarship. The sum of $45 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 Ann Dere— $25.00 Williamsport, Pa. 

Miss Mabel Koehlee — $20.00 Williamsport, Pa. 

The Myrra Bates Scholarship. The sum of $45 to be awarded to 
the pupil or pupils of the Senior Class of the South 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 regiilar 
Music Department of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary. The 


award is to be based on (1) quality of voice, (2) musical intelligence, 
and (3) personality. 

Miss Jane Bbuoler — $25.00 South Williamsport, Pa. 

Miss Elizabeth C. Habeison — $20.00 

South Williamsport, Pa. 

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. Heney James McKinnon Williamsport, Pa. 

Mb. James A. Kerb Orangeville, Pa. 

The Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) Scholarships. 
Two competitive scholarships, covering full tuition for the Freshman 
year of $14<0 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 scholar- 
ship 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 
standards 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 Junior 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 gradu- 
ating 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. 

Not awarded. 
The College Preparatory Department. 

Not awarded. 

The Moore Institute Scholarship. One hundred dollars to be 
applied to the tuition of the student attending that institution. 
Not awarded. 


The Rich Prize of $25,00, given in honor of the late Hon. and 
Mrs. M. B. Rich, of Woolrich, Pa., to the student in the Freshman 
Class who shall attain a required rank the highest in scholarship 
and deportment. 

Miss Cathahine Fisher Williamsport, Pa. 

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

Miss Suzanne GAaREAU Bosley Williamsburg, Pa. 


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 

Mh. Donaij> Fredebick KiNOStET Bellefonte, Pa. 


Mr. Harold John Grimes Catawissa, Pa. 

Mr. John David Ickes Montoursville, Pa. 

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 

Miss Dorothy Hilda Schulmak Altoona, Pa. 

Mr. Harry D. Reynolds, Jr Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

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 origi- 
nal oration. 


Mr. Harry D. Reynolds, Jr.— $12.50 

Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Miss Dorothy Hilda Schulman — $12.50 

Altoona, Pa. 

The 1930 Dart Prize. The interest on $300.00 to be divided 
equally between two students in the Art Department as follows: 

For general excellence : 

Miss Shirley Jean Hazelet Williamsport, Pa. 

For the best work in first year lettering: 

Miss Mary Kathryn Swenk Muncy, Pa. 

A prize for originality and progress in Art of $5.00 to: 
Miss Janet Stratton Williamsport, Pa. 

The Theta Pi Pi Prize of $10.00 awarded annually to that stu- 
dent who in scholastic attainment, moral character, and participa- 


tion 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. 

Me. Henry James McKiNNOir Williamsport, Pa. 

The Music Faculty Prize of $5.00 for the best original compo- 
sition in Second Year Harmony. 

Miss Letty McComb Montoursville, Pa. 

The C. B. Ridall Prize of $10 given by P. L. Ridall, 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. 

Miss Olive Ruth Howeixs Jeddo, Pa. 

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

Miss Dorothy Helen Laylon South Williamsport, Pa. 

The Beta Psi Sorority Prize. A gift of $5.00 to be awarded to 
that student who by the charm of her personality and self-sacrific- 
ing spirit has made a most outstanding personal contribution to 

Miss Chaelotte Adelman Williamsport, Pa. 

The W. C. T. U. Prise. The gift of the Women's Christian 
Temperance Union of Lycoming County of $100 to be divided equal- 
ly between two students who practice the standards of this organi- 
zation and do not use tobacco or anything of alcoholic content. 

Miss Miriam Beacham Birchahd Williamsport, Pa. 

Mr. Elwood LeRoy Blair Trout Run, Pa. 


The Dickinson Union Awards 

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

First Awards 

Mr. Raymond O. Flanders Waterloo, Iowa 

Mr. Verner E. Gooderham Williamsport, Pa. 

Mr. James A. Kerr Orangeville, Pa. 

Mr. Robert Reiley Owens Harrisburg, Pa. 

Second Awards 

Mb. Dax S. Coljjns Williamsport, Pa. 

Mr. Morton Hirsh Williamsport, Pa. 

Mr. Henry James McKinnon Williamsport, Pa. 

Mr. George E. RiegeLj III Williamsport, Pa. 

Third Awards 

Mr. Leon Eugene Mabtz Altoona, Pa. 

Miss Marion Virginia Smith Kings Park, N. Y. 

(The awards this year consist of keys rather than pins — gold, 
silver, and bronze.) 

The Faculty Prize of $25.00 awarded to that day student whose 
scholastic record has been satisfactory and who, in the opinion of 
the faculty, has been outstanding in the promotion of school spirit 
through participation in school activities. 

Mb. Raymond O. Flanders Waterloo, Iowa 

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 Frank 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, $5,000. 


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 inter- 
est varies with the age of the one making the donation. Those in- 
terested 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 building of good character and good citizenship. 

Students from a distance are required to live in the building, 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 con- 
duct as becomes a lady or a gentleman. 

Students should be sparingly supplied with spending money, in- 
asmuch 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 supervis- 
ing all expenditures. 

No firearms of any kind are allowed in the buildings. 

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 or the 
Dean, nor are they permitted to hire or leave the city in automobiles 
without special permission. 

Rooms at Williamsport Dickinson are thoroughly furnished. A 
comfortable bed, pillows, pillow slips, sheets, blankets, and counter- 
panes are furnished. One 50 watt bulb 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 pol- 
ishing 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 full name with THE BEST INDELIBLE INK THAT 
CAN BE 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 $18.00 

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. The cost of student activities and organ- 
izations is also included in whole or in part. 

Books are extra and the cost depends upon the courses taken. 

Music, Art, and private lessons in Expression when taken in con- 
nection with a regular course cost extra. See pages 76-77. 

No discount is allowed on Music, Art, and private lessons in 
Expression whether taken as extra subjects in connection with a 
regular course or whether the student is majoring in one of these 

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

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 will 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 named: 

Laboratory Fees, College Preparatory Department Semester Year 

Physics $ 2.50 $ 5.00 

Chemistry 2.50 6.00 

Biology 2.50 6.00 

Laboratory Fees, Junior College Department Semester Year 

Physics $ 5.00 $ 10.00 

Chemistry 5.00 10.00 

Biology 5.00 10.00 

Biology 103-104, $3.00 extra per semester. 

OflSce Practice (For supplies and rental of machines) 5.00 

Retail Salesmanship (For supplies) 2.00 

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) $54.00 

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 85.00 

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 

printing tools. 

Single lessons $1.50 each 

A deposit fee of $6 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 13.50 

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 16 166.00 

November 18, balance of semester bills and extras. 

February 3 156.00 

April 14, balance of semester bills and extras. 


Day Students 

On registration $ 5.00 

September 12-14 61.00 

November 18, balance of semester bills and extras. 

February 3 56.00 

April 14, 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 18, and for the second semester on April 14. 

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. 

No discount is allowed on Music, Art, and private lessons in 
Expression whether taken as extra subjects in connection with a 
regular course or whether the student is majoring in one of these 


Registry of Students 



Awarded June 12, 1939 


The Arts and Science Course 

Adelman, Charlotte WlUiamsport 

Arnold, Willard M Montoursville 

**Brink, William Richard Williamsport 

Davidson, Lois Willoughby Lock Haven 

Ford, Jean Christine Williamsport 

Gooderham, Verner E Williamsport 

Hall, Primrose Beverly Williamsport 

Hazen, Harold Edwin Williamsport 

Hirsh, Morton Williamsport 

Howells, Olive Ruth Jeddo 

*Kerr, James A. Orangeville 

Lykens, Lawrence Willard Sinnemahoning 

*McKinnon, Henry James Williamsport 

*Newcomer, Wilbur Stanley Williamsport 

Owens, Robert Reiley Harrisburg 

Rein, Ruth Hazel Williamsport 

Reter, Edwin Gilbert Ridgewood, Md. 

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

*Riegel, George E., Ill Williamsport 

Schulman, Dorothy Hilda Altoona 

Sinclair, Elizabeth Eraser Harrisburg 

Smyrniotis, Anatasia P Williamsport 

Staiman, Mildred Frances Williamsport 

The General Course 

•Brink, James Thomas Williamsport 

Burger, John Hileman Dover, Del. 

Collins, Dan S. Williamsport 

Copsey, Virginia A Baltimore, Md. 

Flanders, Raymond O Waterloo, Iowa 

Flanigan, A. Roy, Jr Williamsport 

Flaugh, Frank Calvin, Jr Jersey Shore 

Fuhr, June Heil Wheeling, W. Va. 

Furst, Henry Stephen Woolrich 

Goodman, Minerva Potter Williamsport 

Ritter, H. Gordon South Williamsport 

Schalles, James Walter Bellwood 

Smith, Marion V King's Park, L. I., N. Y. 

Wynn, Emily J. Wallaceton 

Young, Charles A Montoursville 

**Magna cum laude 
*Cum laude 


The Commerce and Finance Course 

Kiess, Donald Wayne Williamsport 

Neil, Victor John Williamsport 

The Art Course 

Malkin, Louis Williamsport 

Martz, Leon Eugene Altoona 


The Stenographic Course 

Berkstresser, Virginia Alice Saxton 

Bunce, Beulah M Baltimore, Md. 

Cummings, Jeanne Doris Williamsport 

Danneker, Margaret Louise Williamsport 

Davis, Catherine Edith Clearfield 

Dunlap, Marjorie Jane Muncy 

Heiser, Esther Louise Williamsport 

Krise, Eleanore Janet Troy 

Maroney, Mary Jane Williamsport 

Moss, Lucille Kathleen Curwensville 

PofF, Eleanor Louise Williamsport 

Sesinger, Constance Fay Williamsport 

Slate, Virginia Lillian Norwalk, Conn. 


The College Preparatory Course 

Davis, Craig Catawissa 

Grimes, Harold John Catawissa 

Holder, Grover Cleveland, Jr Elizabeth, N. J. 

Kranich, Robert Martin Philadelphia 

Long, George Richard Williamsport 

MacKenzie-Hucker, Joan Geneva, N. Y. 

Nicholas, Max Wellington Williamsport 

Schwab, Reva Williamsport 

Stofer, Kenneth Lamont Olmsted Falls, Ohio 

Taylor, William Morgan Wilmington, Del. 

Tomkinson, C. Richard Bloomsburg 

The General Academic Coiu-se 

Beckley, Charles William Windber 

Bricker, Arnold Windber 

Cahn, Marlon Jean Williamsport 

Edwards, Robert Wesley Williamsport 

Finkelman, Stanley Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Greene, Charles Edward, Jr Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

Hoadley, Maxwell Edward Williamsport 

Jacobs, J. Earl, Jr FuUerton, Md. 


Kirch, Eleanorann Sheffield 

Lilly, Paul Franklin Hazleton 

Metling, Philip R Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Shultz, Robert Ridgeway Williamsport 

Stone, William Clinton Bellwood 

Tomlinson, William James Williamsport 

Van Sant, Eleanor Virginia Mount Airy, Md. 

VanderBurgh, Geraldine Geddes Williamsport 

Weidler, Paul Oliver Williamsport 

Whipple, Robert Monroe Hughesville 

Winn, William Michene Williamsport 


Laylon, Dorothy Helen South Williamsport 

Willmann, Albertina Amelia Williamsport 

McComb, Letty Montoursville 

Miller, Ernestine Eleanor Williamsport 

The following students were in attendance during the sessions 
1939-1940, 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 : 


Second Year Students 

Allen, John M. Young, C Williamsport 

Almquist, Donald L., C Ridgway 

Antes, E. Jean, A Williamsport 

Ashman, Alice D., A Wilkes-Barre 

Blair, Elwood L., C Trout Run 

Brennan, Elizabeth Ann, G Williamsport 

Buffington, H. Kline, A Jersey Shore 

Campbell, Cecelia A., S Williamsport 

Candelori, Albert J., C Williamsport 

Cohick, Floyd A., G Williamsport 

Cornwell, Anna M., A Williamsport 

Crumbling, Mary Ellen, A Williamsport 

Danneker, Margaret Louise, A Williamsport 

Donovan, Richard C, G Jersey Shore 

Ferrell, Robert W., Jr., A Picture Rocks 

Fisher, F. Catharine, A Williamsport 

Flock, Charles F., G Williamsport 

Fluke, Emmy Lou, S Saxton 

Eraser, Marion R., A Williamsport 

Frederick, George F., C Ridgway 


Fritz, Reyburn L., A Salladasburg 

Gibson, William, III, G Williamsport 

Gilbert, K. Virginia, A Williamsport 

Glaus, James M., C Ridgway 

Gleckner, Mary Jane, A Williamsport 

Gorman, Ruth K., G Harrisburg 

Gray, Warren E., G Williamsport 

Herrman, Elinor F., A Williamsport 

Ickes, John D., G Montoursville 

Jackson, Martha E., G Williamsport 

Jarmoska, George W., G Jersey Shore 

Johnson, Robert E., A Woodstown, N. J. 

Kernan, W. Emmett, G Williamsport 

Kingsley, Donald F., A New Bloomfleld 

Kirk, Dorothy, A Pittsburgh 

Kohberger, Geraldine M., G Duboistown 

Kuhns, Mary Jane, A Linden 

Laudenslager, George H., G Montoursville 

Leinbach, Robert R., G Woolrich 

Lewis, Catharine G. S., A Williamsport 

Lughart, Sarah G., A Cogan Station 

Maneval, Leon H., A Williamsport 

McCoy, Jack E., C Williamsport 

McCoy, Richard C, C Williamsport 

McCracken, Bertram K., G South Williamsport 

Mellen, Rosemary C, G Williamsport 

Mencer, Clifford L., A Jersey Shore 

Menzing, E. June, G Williamsport 

Miller, Jane Louise, ST Williamsport 

Myers, Marian L., G Muncy Valley 

Pellegrino, Jennie M., ST Williamsport 

Powell, S. Grover, A Plymouth 

Quay, LeRoy H., Jr., G Williamsport 

Ramp, Charles H., G Trout Run 

Reynolds, Margaret, A Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

Ricard, Howard M., A Wilmington, Del. 

Rosenbaum, Sol, C Swan Lake, N. Y. 

Rosser, Frances Louise, G Williamsport 

Sargent, William H., A Williamsport 

Scheurer, Mary S., G Williamsport 

Schneider, Frank W., G Williamsport 

Schneider, Ruth M., G Rochester, N. Y. 

Sears, Marvin W., A Shamokin 

Shaw, Hewitt B., G Altoona 

Shollenberger, Mary L., A Williamsport 

Shroyer, Miriam Anne, G Westminster, Md. 

Smith, William S., Jr., G Wilmington, Del. 

Steiger, Dorothy H., A Williamsport 

Stiger, Frank E., G Williamsport 

Stopper, James H., A Williamsport 

Tietbohl, Charles A., Jr., A South Williamsport 

Turley, Sam Louer, G Williamsport 

Vanderlin, O. William, A Williamsport 


Van Tilburg, Esther Ann, A Wharton, N. J. 

Warner, Janet I., A Williamsport 

Weaver, Herbert Lee, Jr., G Baltimore, Md. 

Weis, Paul D., Jr., G Williamsport 

Winner, Anna R., G Williamsport 

Wood, Donald A., G South Williamsport 

Wray, Henry C, Jr., G Williamsport 

First Year Students 

Adam, Robert C, G Delhi, N. Y. 

Allen, Clifford N., Jr., A Williamsport 

Anderson, Lois Louise, A Montoursville 

Arie, Othmar, G Williamsport 

Aumiller, Lee Ellsworth, A Millmont 

Bachle, Anna R., S Ralston 

Bastian, Donald R., A Williamsport 

Bennett, Horace D., Jr., A South Williamsport 

Bertin, Eugene P., Jr., A Muncy 

Bieber, George Sterling, A Williamsport 

Bowers, Charles William, C Bath, N. Y. 

Bowman, C. Howard, Jr., A Williamsport 

Briclier, Arnold, A Windber 

Brown, Ruth Thompson, A Williamsport 

Brugler, A. Jane, A South Williamsport 

Camp, Francis Bradley, G Roaring Spring 

Campana, Louie Francis, A Williamsport 

Carlson, Charlotte E., G Williamsport 

Chambrey, Marguerite Hazel, A Williamsport 

Conner, Carolyn Elizabeth, A Upper Darby 

Cooper, Gershon, G Williamsport 

Corson, Mildred Yolanda, A Hughesville 

Crooks, William Davison, III, A Williamsport 

Dilker, Harold Byron, G Williamsport 

Dodt, Dorotliy Anna, C Williamsport 

Eck, James Walter, A Montoursville 

Edwards, Robert Wesley, A Williamsport 

Enterline, Richard S., A Ashland 

Farrar, Rhoda Elaine, S Ralston 

Fehse, Marion Irene, A Kew Gardens, New York City 

Fetterman, Robert Eugene, C Montgomery 

Fine, Martin, A Williamsport 

Fisher, James Maurice, A Williamsport 

Fisher, Sarah Eva, A Williamsport 

Flock, Andrea Elizabeth, ST Williamsport 

Flook, Jean Elizabeth, S Salladasburg 

Fluman, Willmore, A Williamsport 

Freeman, Joseph John, A Windber 

Geiger, John R., Jr., G Williamsport 

(Jlenn, Richard Cline, A Mechanicsburg 

Goodenow, Robert Harman, A Muncy 

Gorman, Jeanne Margaret, A Harrisburg 

Graham, Sarah Elizabeth, A Williamsport 


Greene, Charles E., Jr., A Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

Grugan, Virginia M., A Williamsport 

Hamilton, Jean Eloise, A Williamsport 

Hamm, Henry Stevens, II, G Dover, Del. 

Hanford, J. Raymond, G Salladasburg 

Harris, Betty Virginia, A Williamsport 

Harrison, Elizabeth Carter, A South Williamsport 

Harsch, Betty Louise, A Williamsport 

Hartman, Harold Frederick, A Williamsport 

Heyd, Emily Louise, S Upper Darby 

Hoadley, Maxwell E., G Williamsport 

Hofer, Helen Louise, ST Montoursville 

Holder, Grover C, Jr., A Elizabeth, N. J. 

Holmes, William Sheridan, A Williamsport 

Howells, Martha Ann, A Jeddo 

Hunter, Clarence Van Dyke, A Olanta 

Jacobs, J. Earl, Jr., A Fullerton, Md. 

Johnson, Helen Louise, A Williamsport 

Johnson, Joan Winifred, ST Williamsport 

Kackenmeister, Carl F., A Williamsport 

Kelley, Barbara Ann, A Williamsport 

Kirch, Eleanorann, A Sheffield 

Kiser, Herbert Henry, A Shippenville 

Knittle, Daniel F., A Shamokin 

Kobel, Alice O., S Rochester, N, Y. 

Koehler, Mabel Virginia, A Williamsport 

Kuhn, Margaret Elizabeth, ST Williamsport 

Lamade, Betty Wilma, A Williamsport 

Leutner, Alice Weller, A Williamsport 

Lilly, Paul F., G Hazleton 

Little, J. Paul, A Williamsport 

Long, George Richard, A Williamsport 

Losch, Doris Marie, A Williamsport 

Losch, Fred Samuel, G Larryville 

Lowe, Delbert W., G Laurel, Del. 

Lush, David Sidney, C Salladasburg 

MacFarlane, Jane A., A South Williamsport 

MacLaren, Jeanne Elizabeth, ST Williamsport 

Maneval, Nancy Heisler, ST Williamsport 

Maule, William Lattimar, A Williamsport 

Maynard, Charles Brownell, A Williamsport 

Maynard, Laurence Page, Jr., A Williamsport 

McIIwain, Roderick Eugene, C Jersey Shore 

McKee, Jack Vaughn, A Williamsport 

Meier, Loraine Anna, A Williamsport 

Merrix, Lois Frances, S Throop 

Miller, Claude John, A Montgomery 

Mitchell, Patricia Griffith, S Riverside, Conn. 

Mock, Allen Glen, G Roaring Spring 

Monks, John Louis, A Williamsport 

Moody, Miriam, G Carlisle 

Moore, Fred Walter, A Wilmington, Del. 

Myers, Kenneth Larue, G Bodines 


Nevil, Harry Jacob, Jr., A South Williamsport 

Odell, William King, G Williamsport 

Parker, Pauline Frances, A Jersey Shore 

Person, Sarah Jane, A Williamsport 

Persun, Doris Jean, ST Trout Run 

Pidgeon, James Walter, A South Williamsport 

Pierce, Adah Margaret, ST South Williamsport 

Prowant, Charlton Mutchler, C New Columbia 

Richards, Madeline Ruth, C Williamsport 

Robinson, James McClarin, A Williamsport 

Rothfuss, Charles Alfred, A Williamsport 

Sands, Robert E., Jr., A Clearfield 

Schaar, Ruth Evelyn, A Montoursville 

Schiavo, Augustus Joseph, A Avis 

Schmucker, Joseph James, A Williamsport 

Schultz, William Frederick, A Williamsport 

Shick, Franklin Ellsworth, C Williamsport 

Shipman, Jeanne Rubright, A Mount Carmel 

Sholder, Vivian Lois, A Williamsport 

Shultz, Robert Ridgeway, A Williamsport 

Smith, William Colbert, A Williamsport 

Snyder, Harold Cameron, A Muncy 

Solomon, Howard Houston, A South Williamsport 

Spangle, L. Rae, ST Williamsport 

Staver, J. Anne, ST Williamsport 

Steinhilber, Robert Warren, G Philadelphia 

Stiger, Madeline Jacque, ST Montoursville 

Stover, Charles A., Jr., C Cogan Station 

Stugart, Marguerite E., ST Montoursville 

Suchman, Shirley Naomi, C Johnstown 

Sullivan, Paul Vincent, C Williamsport 

Surace, Joseph Anthony, A Williamsport 

Taylor, Robert Maxwell, A Cogan House 

Tepel, Elizabeth Christine, ST Williamsport 

Tobias, Leona Myrl, G Jersey Shore 

Turner, Edna Frisbie, ST Williamsport 

Vanderlin, Richard Joseph, C Williamsport 

Vannucci, Vivian Mae, S Williamsport 

Van Tilburg, D. Jeanne, A Wharton, N. J. 

Ward, M. Carlotta, A Gordon 

Warner, Orville Vernon, A Harrisburg 

Weaver, Paul Vosburgh, A Williamsport 

Weidler, Paul Oliver, A Williamsport 

Weis, Sarah Elizabeth, A Williamsport 

Welker, Frederic William, C Williamsport 

Wertman, Charlotte Louise, A Muncy 

Wherry, iSvelyn Isabel, G Swarthmore 

White, MoUie Douglass, A Williamsport 

Whitehead, Patricia Ann, ST South Williamsport 

Williamson, Edgar Linnwood, C Williamsport 

Wilson, Alberta Anne, G Williamsport 

Wilson, Marjorie Olive, A Rochester, N. Y. 

Yoder, Nelson James, A Williamsport 

Youngraan, Helen Elizabeth, A Williamsport 




Ames, James White, GA McLeod, Montana 

Bakey, Pearl Emma, GA Mount Carmel 

Blackwell, William Stanley, GA Morris 

Bosley, Suzanne G., CP Wihiamsburg 

Brencic, Jack Philip, GA Johnstown 

Bruch, John L., Jr., GA Muncy 

Carman, Richard Brower, GA Hewlett, N. Y. 

Carson, Ruth Pendleton, CP Port Deposit, Md. 

Chaponis, Helen E., GA Shenandoah 

Crooks, Robert Davison, GA South Williamsport 

Dendler, James W., GA Berwick 

Diehl, Charles Augustus, CP Williamsport 

Ellis, Milton C. L., Ill, GA Williamsport 

Flock, Jeanne Claire, GA Williamsport 

Garland, Joseph Thomas, Jr., GA Kingston, N. Y. 

Giuliani, Evaristo Joseph, Jr., GA Williamsport 

Gruber, Albert C, Jr., GA Sunbury 

Guest, Ruth Evelyn, GA Toledo, Ohio 

Haas, Ivah Mae, GA Hamburg, N. Y. 

Hall, John Thomas, CP Trout Run 

Holman, Clark Lee, CP New Bloomfield 

Hopkins, Robert Stanley, GA Oceanside, N. Y. 

Horvath, David Albert, GA Bellevue 

Huntington, Fritz Maxwell, GA Williamsport 

King, J. Harold, GA Milton, Del. 

Kleckner, Robert Kelly, GA Montandon 

Knapp, W. Murray, GA Williamsport 

Logue, Helen Elizabeth, CP South Williamsport 

Long, Roy Edwin, CP Trevorton 

Lyon, G. Anthony, GA Williamsport 

Mankey, John Laux, GA Williamsport 

Miller, C. Theodore, GA Johnstown 

Moore, Donald Wayne, GA Blossburg 

Morrison, Arthur Allen, GA Montoursville 

Nixon, Harry Leland, GA Williamsport 

Padgett, Earl Woodruff, GA Bridgeton, N. J. 

Payne, Edwin P., Jr., GA Watsontown 

Phipps, George Clarke, GA Wilmington, Del. 

Rich, Michael Bond, GA Woolrich 

Roan, Harry H., Jr., CP State College 

Samuelson, Clyde Romain, GA Sheffield 

Schaper, Lloyd Samuel, GA New York City 

Seaman, Mae Cornelia, CP Wantagh, L. I., N. Y, 

Smith, John George, Jr., GA Drexel Hill 

Smith, Wayne K., CP Williamsport 

Stromak, John Charles, Jr., GA Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

Tereshinski, Thomas Joseph, GA Glen Lyon 

Van Natta, John Stephenson, GA Lewistown 

Volack, Charles Anthony, CP Swoyerville 

Windsor, Clayton Carmean, CP Wilmington, Del. 

Juniors and Sophomores 

Francis, Thomas Charles, Jr., CP Bradford 

Hall, F. Murray, GA Washington, D. C. 


Henry, E. Elizabeth, CP Huntingdon 

Johnston, Harry Stoner, GA Bradford 

Kaley, June Marie, CP Williamsport 

Minds, Julia Elizabeth, CP Ramey 

Mullin, John Scott, CP State College 

Samuelson, Betty Louise, CP Cogan Station 

Seligman, Bernice Edith, CP Far Rockaway, N. Y. 

Tilley, N. Nevil, Jr., GA Williamsport 

Waldeisen, Robert Bok, CP Williamsport 

Zimmermann, G. Floyd, Jr., GA Philadelphia 

College Music Course 


Second Year Students 

Birchard, Miriam Beacham Williamsport 

Stewart, Jean Smith Williamsport 

First Year Students 

Kohberger. John J. DuBoistown 

Lederer, Miriam Esther Baltimore, Md. 

McCoIrey, Mary Claire Williamsport 

Stone, William Clinton Bellwood 

Widemire, Gladys Elizabeth Williamsport 


First Year Student 
Bowman, C. Howard, Jr. Williamsport 


Second Year Students 

Birchard, Miriam Beacham Williamsport 

McComb, Letty Montoursville 

Stewart, Jean Smith Williamsport 

First Year Students 

Bowman, C. Howard, Jr Williamsport 

Bruchlacher, Ruth D Cogan Station 

Kohberger, John J DuBoistown 

Lederer, Miriam Esther Baltimore, Md. 

Long, Laurence Alton, Jr Muncy 

McColrey, Mary Claire Williamsport 

Pidgeon, James Walter South Williamsport 

Stone, William Clinton Bellwood 

Widemire, Gladys Elizabeth Williamsport 

Willmann, Albertina A. Williamsport 


Preparatory Music Course 



Bnichlacher, Ruth D Cogan Station 

Hartman, Marion Belle Williamsport 

Huffman, Josephine Alice Williamsport 

Third Year 
Burchfield, Camille E Montgomery 

Second Year 

Venema, Shirley Jean Williamsport 

Williamson, Lucile Marie Williamsport 

First Year 
Soars, H. Marshall, Jr Muncy 


Anderson, Patricia Louise Williamsport 

Beam, Charlotte E Williamsport 

Bruch, Mary A Muncy 

Burchfield, Patricia Ann Montgomery 

Bussom, Mary Elinor Williamsport 

Confair, Richard Hoyt Williamsport 

Duvall, Ruth N Williamsport 

Eder, Carmen Ruth Montoursville 

Frey, Dorothy May Cogan Station 

Furman, Helen Irene Montoursville 

Gohl, Mary Elizabeth Williamsport 

Goodenow, Margaret Ann Muncy 

Haefner, Carl V., Jr Williamsport 

Hazen, Norma Jane Muncy 

Henderson, Ann Marie Williamsport 

Hughes, Kathryn Louise Williamsport 

Reiser, Joan Williamsport 

Long, Laurence Alton, Jr Muncy 

Lukens, Katherine Montgomery 

McKay, Betsy Lee Williamsport 

Miller, Elizabeth Anne Williamsport 

Minds, Julia E Ramey 

Minn, Tuksoon Seoul, Korea 

Moyer, Evelyn Muncy 

Ridge, Jeanette Williamsport 

Seligman, Bernice Edith Far Rockaway, N. Y. 

Van Valin, Mendal F Williamsport 

Vermilya, Shirley E Muncy 

Williamson, Anne Louise Williamsport 

Williamson, Barbara Ann Turbotville 

Work, Margaret Elizabeth Williamsport 

Wurster, Mary Seltzer Williamsport 



Third Year 

Burchfield, Camille E Montgomery 

Conner, Carolyn Elizabeth Upper Darby 

McCloskey, Helen Irene Williamsport 

Second Year 

DeCanio, Vita Jane Williamsport 

Derr, Anne Amelia Williamsport 

Derr, Violet Beatrix Watsontown 

Koehler, Mabel Virginia Williamsport 

Lentz, Doris Louise Jersey Shore 

Plankenhorn, Nancy Williamsport 

Sassaman, Betty Louise Williamsport 


Balliet, Marie Louise Williamsport 

Birkenstock, Anna Belle Williamsport 

Birkenstock, Mary Forrest Williamsport 

Brugler, A. Jane South Williamsport 

Campbell, Frances Genevieve Williamsport 

Fogle, Carlton Williamsport 

Hagerman, Mary Jo South Williamsport 

Harrison, Elizabeth Carter South Williamsport 

Long, Laurence Alton, Jr Muncy 

Lupoid, Helen Louise Williamsport 

MacFarlane, Jane A South Williamsport 

Minn, Tuksoon Seoul, Korea 

Windsor, Clayton Carmean Wilmington, Del, 


Hagerman, Ida Montoursville 


Dougherty, Ralph Williamsport 

Gingrich, Ruth Williamsport 

Girton, Betty Williamsport 

Lindauer, Russell Williamsport 

Lindauer, Samuel Williamsport 

Spaulding, Seth Joseph Muncy 

Stewart, Mary Virginia Williamsport 


Beam, Herbert P., Jr Williamsport 



Burchfield, Camille E Montgomery 

Haefner, Carl V., Jr Willlamsport 

Hagerman, Mary Jo South Williamsport 

Hartman, Marion Belle Williamsport 

Huffman, Josephine A Williamsport 

Keiser, Joan Williamsport 

Miller, Elizabeth Anne Williamsport 

Soars, H. Marshall Muncy 

Venema, Shirley Jean Williamsport 

Williamson, Lucile Marie Williamsport 

Work, Margaret Elizabeth Williamsport 


The College Art Course 

Second Year Students 

Hazelet, Shirley J Williamsport 

Houck, Elizabeth J Bedford 

First Year Students 

Gingrich, Mary Esta Williamsport 

Smith, Wallis C. Jersey Shore 

Swenk, Mary Kathryn Muncy 

Part Time 

Grugan, Virginia M Williamsport 

Hartman, Walter K Williamsport 

Hoagland, George C, Jr South Williamsport 

Hunt, Merritt E., Jr Williamsport 

James, Jacque M Williamsport 

Laubach, Morrill Williamsport 

Lewis, Catharine G. S Williamsport 

Rothermel, Margaret C Muncy 

Wherry, Evelyn I Swarthmore 

Williamson, John W South Williamsport 

The Preparatory Art Course 


West, J. Jean Williamsport 

Wurster, Franklin E Williamsport 


Summary of Students 

Students in the Junior College Department 252 

Students in the College P reparatory Department 62 

Students in the Commercial Department 63 

Students in Music : 

Piano — J. C, 7; C. P., 39 46 

Voice— C. P 23 

Violin— J. C, 1 ; C. P., 8 9 

Clarinet — C. P 1 

Theoretical Subjects— J. C, 13; C. P., 11 24 

Total 103 

Students in Art— J. C, 32; C. P., 2 34 

Students in All Departments 514 

Students in All Departments Excluding Duplications 375 


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 1940 

Mr. Charles E. Bennett Montoursville 

Mr. Walter C. Winter Lock Haver* 

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 Williamsport 

Rev. W. Edward Watkins, D.D Chambersburg 

Term Expires 1941 

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

Mr. Spencer S. Shannon Bedford 

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 1942 

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. George L. Stearns, II Williamsport 

Mr. B. a. Harris Williamsport 

Hon. Robert F. Rich Woolrich 

Mr. John H. McCormick Williamsport 

Mrs. Layton S. Lyon Williamsport 

* Deceased. 92 



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

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

Rev. a. L. Miller, Ex officio Mr. John E. Person 

Mr. Charles E. Bennett *Rev, S. B. Evans, D.D. 

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

Mr. Ivan E. Garver Mr. B. A. Harris 

Mr. John H. McCormick 


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. H. Roy Green 

Baltimore Conference 
Rev. W. M. Hoffman Rev. J. E. Benson 

Mr. C. K. Abrahams 

Central Pennsylvania Conference 
Rev. H. L. Jarrett Rev. E. L. Lewis 

Philadelphia Conference 
Rev. George F. Conner Rev. Elias B. Baker 

Rev. Alonzo S. Fite 
• Deceased. 

Sermons, Lectures and Recitals 

The Rev. Fred G. Holloway, D.D., LL.D Baccalaureate Sermon 

The Rev. John W. Long, D.D Commencement Address 

Dr. Lester K. Ade Matriculation Sermon 

The Temple University Glee Club 

Lecture : Chemistry in the Detection of Crime 

Db. Alexakder O. Gettlee, Toxlcologist and Chief Medical Examiner 

New York City 

The Spring Recital 
The Department of Music 

Illustrated Lecture: "Pennsylvania Birds" 
Mr. G. Norman Wilkinson 

Pictures and Lecture 
Dr. William R. Ridington 

May Day Fete — Guest Day 
Senior Recitals 

Play: "I'll Leave It to You" 
The Graduating Classes 

The Hugo Brandt Concert Company 

Illustrated Lecture: "Australia" 
Dr. James Marshall 


Magic Flash 
The Raymond Scheetz Company 

Play: "Youth Carries the Torch" 
The Casford Players 

Dedication : The Clarke Building and Metzler Memorial Gateway 

Illustrated Lecture: Soil Conservation 
Mr. Veen T. Steuble, Assistant to State Ck)-ordinator 

Christmas Entertainment: "The Nativity" 
Dramatic Club, Vocal Ensemble, Chapel Choir 

Lecture: "Old Wisdom for New Times" 
Dr. Carl Van Doren 

Lecture : Science, Religion, and a Stable Society 
Dr. Arthur Holby Compton 

Greater Dickinson Banquet Address: "The Art of Living" 
Dr, Norman Vincent Peale 

Lecture, Pictures, and Exhibits: "Alaska" 
Mr, William B. Van Valin 

Lecture: "Peace — When and How.^" 
Vera Brittain 

Chapel Speakers and Entertainers 
Dr. Fred P. Corson Dr. Byron S. Hollinshead 

Dr. Walter H. Judd Dr. Robert J. Trevorrow 

Bishop L. R. Marston Bishop Edwin Holt Hpghes 

Dr. J. H. Geat Dr. C. E. Marguardt 

Rev. F. LaMont Henninger Dr. W. J. Davidson 




Administrative Staff 5 

Admission Requirements : 

Junior College 19 

Preparatory Department... 48 

Aims and Objectives 12,17,48 

Annuity Bonds 72 

Art 41,57 

Athletics 15 

Bequests 72 

Biology 23,56 

Calendar 4 

Chemistry 24,56 

Clarke Memorial H 

Commerce and Finance 25 

Courses of Instruction: 

Junior College 23 

Preparatory Department... 51 

Cultural Influences 13 

Curricula : 

Junior College 19,21 

Preparatory Department... 48 

Directors, Board of 92 

Engineering Drawing 36 

English 30,52 

Expenses 75 

Expression 67 

Faculty 5,15 

French 30,55 

General Information 9 

German 31 


Graduation Requirements : 

Junior College 21,41,43 

Preparatory Department 48,57,68 

Greek 33 

Grounds and Buildings 10 

Gymnasium 11 

History 33,64 

Latin 34,51 

Library 16 

Loans 62 

Mathematics 34,55 

Music 43,58 

Orientation 36 

Payments, Terms of 77 

Physical Education 15 

Physics 56 

Political Science 36 

Prizes 68 

Psychology 37 

Public Speaking 37,56 

Registry of Students 79 

Religion 38 

Religious Influences 13 

Scholarships 62 

Secretarial Science 27 

Self-Help 62 

Sociology 39 

Spanish 40,56 

Special Information 73 

Transfer Privileges 18