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Catalogue 1944-1945 

Announcements for 1944' 1946 



Junior College 

Entered at the Post Office at 'W^illiamsport, 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. 17 FEBRUARY, 1944 No. 2 


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"Williamsport Dickinson 





umor Vc^oiiege 

FOR 1944-1946 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania 

Member of the American Association of Junior Colleges 

Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 

Association of Methodist Colleges 

Fully Accredited 



Monday, January 31 Second Semester Begins 

Thursday, April 6 (After Classes) Easter Recess Begins 

Monday, April 10 Easter Recess Ends 

Tuesday, April 11 Classes Resume 

Tuesday, May 23 Second Semester Ends 

Sunday, May 28 Commencement 

Fall Term 1944 

Saturday, September 23 Registration of Day Students 

Monday, September 25 Registration of Boarding Students 

Tuesday, September 26 Classes Begin 

Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Recess 

Wednesday, December 20 (After Classes), Christmas Recess Begins 

Tuesday, January 2 Christmas Recess Ends 

Wednesday, January 3 Classes Resume 

Tuesday, January 30 First Semester Closes 

Winter Term 1945 

Wednesday, January 31 Second Semester Begins 

Thursday, March 29 (After Classes) Easter Recess Begins 

Monday, April 2 Easter Recess Ends 

Tuesday, April 3 Classes Resume 

Thursday, May 24 Second Semester Ends 

Sunday, May 27 Commencement 

Fall Term 1945 

Saturday, September 22 Registration of Day Students 

Monday, September 24 Registration of Boarding Students 

Tuesday, September 25 Classes Begin 

Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Recess 

Friday, December 21 (After Classes) Christmas Recess Begins 

Wednesday, January 2 Christmas Recess Ends 

Thursday, January 3 Classes Resume 

Friday, January 25 First Semester Closes 

Winter Term 1946 
Monday, January 28 Second Semester Begins 


Martha B. Clarke Memorial Chapel and Dining Hall 

Administrative Staff 

John W. Lono President 

John G. Cornwell, Jr. (On Military Leave) Dean 

J. Milton Skeath Acting Dean 

Florence Dewey Dean of Women 

Frank W. Ake Publicity Director and Alumni Secretary 

Bessie L. White Secretary to the Dean, Recorder 

Sarah Edith Adams Accountant 

Frank H. Weller Business Manager, Army Training School 

Vanderbilt H. Beeman Superintendent, Grounds and Buildings 

Gladferd D. Machamer Secretary to the President 

Margaret M. Bowman Secretary, Publicity Office 

Katharine H. Daugherty Office Assistant 


John W. Long, President 

B.A., D.D., Dickinson College; LL.D., Western Maryland College; 
Drew Theological Seminary. 

Dickinson Seminary, 1921-29; Dickinson Junior College, 1929- 

John G. Cornwell, Jr., Dean (On Leave) Chemistry 

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

Hanover High School, 1921-23; Dickinson Seminary, 1923-30; Dick- 
inson Junior College, 1929- ; Dean, 1934- ; on Leave of Absence 
for Military Service. 

J. Milton Skeath, Acting Dean Psychology, Mathematics 

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

Dickinson Seminary, 1921-29; Dean, 1925-33; Dickinson Junior Col- 
lege, 1929- ; Acting Dean, 1943- 

Florence Dewey, Dean of Women Violin, Theoretical Subjects 

B.S., M.A., Columbia University; Graduate, Institute of Musical Art 
of the Juilliard Foundation. 

Neighborhood Music School, 1926-28; Dickinson Junior College, 1929- ; 
Dean of Women, 1942- 

Phil G. Gillette German, Spanish 

B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Columbia University; Graduate Work, 

Ohio State University. 
Kenmore High School, Akron, Ohio, 1926-28; Dickinson Junior Col- 
lege, 1929- 

LuLA M. Richardson French, Political Science 

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

ficole de Phonfetique, University de Clermont-Ferrand; Ph.D., 

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

1928-31; College for Teachers, Johns Hopkins University, 1933- 

35; Dickinson Junior College, 1936- 

George a. Dunlap English 

B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 
Lincoln University, 1925-26; St. Luke's School, 1926-27; Woodrow 
Wilson Junior High School and South Philadelphia High School, 
1928-29; Oklahoma Baptist University, 1929-30; Friends Uni- 
versity, 1930-31; Ashland College, 1934-39; Dickinson Junior 
College, 1940- 

Mabel K. Bauer Chemistry 

B.S., Cornell University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; Butler 

University; Alfred College. 
Greenwood, N. Y., High School, 1920-23; Crooksville, Ohio, High 

School, 1923-24; Massillon, Ohio, High School, 1924-26; Short 

Ridge, Indianapolis High School, 1928; Penn Hall, 1929-36; 

Dickinson Junior College, 1942- 

Alice E. Eastlake Biology 

Sc.B., Dickinson College; M.A., Bryn Mawr; Pennsylvania State 
College; University of Virginia, Mountain Lake Biological Sta- 
Ridley Park High School, 1940-43; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 

Clinton F. Heil Physics 

B.A., Lehigh University; B.S., Indiana State Teachers College; M.S., 

Pennsylvania State College. 
Metallurgist, Bethlehem Steel Company, 1927-31 ; Instructor, Punxsu- 
tawney High School, 1931-42; Pennsylvania State College, Exten- 
sion School, 1939-42; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 

RoBERT Winch History 

B.A., Temple University; M.A., University of Pennsylvania. 
West Chester High School, 1928-43; Supervisor, West Chester State 
Teachers College, 1935-43; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 

Albert a. Dickason Secretarial Science 

B.S., Ball State Teachers College. 
Dickinson Junior College, 1940- 


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, III.; 

Dickinson Junior College, 1926- 

Mary Landon Russell Organ, Piano 

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

Work, Juilliard Summer School, Juilliard School of Music. 
Dickinson Junior College, 1936-42; 43- 

RoLLiN E. Hain Physical Education 

B.S. in Health and Physical Education, East Stroudsburg State 
Teachers College; Bucknell University. 

Williamsport Public School System, 1939-42; Dickinson Junior Col- 
lege, 1942- 

Mary E. Harvey Librarian 

B.S., in Education, Lock Haven State Teachers College; B.S., in 
Library Science, School of Library Science, Drexel Institute of 

Huntingdon County Library, 1935-39; Harrisburg Public Library, 
1939-40; Dickinson Junior College, 1940- 

Harley B. Kline Bible 

B.A., University of Michigan; B.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary; 
Dickinson Junior College, 1944- 

JoHN P. Graham Preparatory History, English, Mathematics 

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

Lois F. Koch Secretarial Science 

B.S., Bloomsburg State Teachers College; Graduate work, State Uni- 
versity of Iowa. 

Portland High School, Portland, Pa., 1939-41; Dickinson Junior Col- 
lege, 1942- 

Alfred p. Koch Commerce and Finance 

B.S., State Teachers CoUege, Bloomsburg, Pa.; M.S., in Commerce 
and Finance, Bucknell University; Graduate work. State Uni- 
versity of Iowa. 

Camp Hill High School, 1940; West Virginia University, 1941; Ohio 
Northern University, 1941-42; American Institute of Banking, 
1941-42; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 

Donald G. Remley Physics 

B.A., Dickinson College; Graduate work at Columbia University. 

Ossining High School, 1926-27; The Scarborough School, 1928; New 

Canaan High School, 1930-32; Bloomsburg High School, 1935-36; 

Williamsport High School, 1943; Dickinson Junior CoUege, 1943- 

David Paul Souders Preparatory Mathematics and Mathematics 

B.A., Franklin and Marshall College; M.A., University of Wisconsin; 
St. Bonaventure College; Albany State Teachers College. 

Mount Joy High School, 1927-28; East Brady High School, 1928-29; 
Bradford Junior High School, 1929-39; Olean, N. Y., High 
School, 1939-41; Franklin and Marshall Academy, 1941-43; Dick- 
inson Junior College, 1943- 

Allen R. Stickley Physics 

B.A., Lynchburg College; Post graduate work, University of Vir- 
ginia, George Washington University. 

Woolwine Junior High School, 1924-25; McDonough Institute, 1925- 
27; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 

Ida B. Goyne Physics 

B.A., William Jewell College; M.A., Columbia University. 

Branch Township High School, 1937-39; Ashland High School, 1939- 
42; Scranton-Keystone Junior College, 1942-43; Dickinson Junior 
College, 1943- 

Frank J. Malandra History 

B.A., Pennsylvania State College; M.A., Temple University. 

Delaware County High School, 1933-35; Darby High School, 1935-42; 
Brown Preparatory School, 1942-43; Dickinson Junior College, 

Gladferd D. Machamer Public Speaking 

B.A., M.A., Bucknell University. 

Lewisburg Public Schools, 1939-40; Radio work; Dickinson Junior 
College, 1943- 

Mabel F. Babcock Preparatory English, Spanish, Latin 

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

Helen M. Golder Art, Preparatory Mathematics 

Williamsport-Dickinson Junior College; B.A., Pennsylvania State 

Cabin John High School, Cabin John, Maryland, 1936-88; Erie High 
School, 1941-42; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 

Alberta H. MacMillan Preparatory English 

B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Univer- 
sity of Georgia. 

Auburn College; Florida State College; Alumni Field Work for 
Agnes Scott College; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 


Ethelwynne S. Hess Physics 

B.A., Bucknell University. 

Tunkhannock High School, 1922-23; Williamsport High School, 1942- 
43; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 

Hazel Dorey Piano 

Zechwerk-Hahn Conservatory of Music, Philadelphia, Pa.; Summer 
work, Skidmore College, Columbia University; Private piano 
pupil of Frank LaForge, Ernesto Berumen, Harold Bauer, 
Robert Goldsand. 

Scarborough Country Day School, 1924-42; Union College, Schnec- 
tady, N. Y., 1941; Mohawk Drama School, Director of all the 
music for plays, dances, chorus, etc.; Pianist with Philadelphia 
Orchestra Ensemble, three seasons; Directed Community Con- 
certs in Tarrytown-on-Hudson, N, Y., 1939-41; Dickinson Junior 
College, 1943- 

Helen R. Watkins Physical Education 

B.S., in Health and Physical Education, West Chester State Teachers 

Dickinson Junior College, 1942- 

SoL Woodbridge Wolf Physical Training 

University of Michigan; B. of Phys. Ed., American College of Physi- 
cal Education. 

Faribault, Minn., High School, 1920; Triadelphia High School, 1920- 
22; Corry High School, 1922-23; Lock Haven High School, 1923- 
26; Williamsport High School, 1926-31; Freeport, Long Island 
High School, 1931-32; Lock Haven State Teachers College, 1938- 
35; Dickinson Junior College, 1943- 

General Information 

The School 

WILLIAMSPORT Dickinson Seminary and Junior College 
offers college 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. 


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. WiUiamsport 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 and New York. 


Williamsport Dickinson Seminary was founded in IS^S 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 for 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. 

Grounds and Buildings 

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


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 

Bradley Hall was erected in 1895 of red brick and is modern 
in construction. The library and the dramatic studio are here. 


Eveland Hall 

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 

The Gymnasium 

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

The basement includes a modern swimming pool 20 by 60 feet, 
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 women 
is made. 

The gymnasium floor proper is 90 by 65 feet 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. 

Athletic Field 

Built partially on the site of the old athletic field, the new field 
runs north and south beginning directly behind the gymnasium and 
dining hall and extending to the terrace just off Washington Boule- 
vard on the north. Ample room is provided for tennis courts, foot- 
ball field, and baseball diamond. 

New bleachers have been erected which accommodate 1,000 
people. They are of steel and concrete foundations on which have 
been placed wooden seats. The rear wall is of an attractive brick 


Girls' Dormitory 

construction surmounted with a wrought iron fence. The entire 
athletic field is surrounded with the six-foot steel fence. Evergreens, 
rose of Sharon, and spiraea line the inside of the fence. 

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 careful 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 men and women. 
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. 

Fine Arts 

The 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 Art Studio takes the full northern sweep 
on the second floor of the building. Also on that floor are a number 
of private practice studios and conference rooms for members of 
the faculty. On the main floor of the building there are three large 
studios and several smaller rooms for practice purposes. The in- 
terior walls are finished in light buff and the floors in oak. There 
is a total of eighteen rooms in the new building which is devoted 
entirely to Fine Arts. 



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 appeal- 
ing 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 
affording 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 school 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. 

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. 

A systematic study of the Bible is required of students. (Op- 
tional with non-Protestants). Regular attendance is required at 
the chapel service conducted twice a week. Students attend the 
Sunday morning service at one of the churches in the city. On 
Sunday evening all attend a Vesper Service. 

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 student government organi- 
zations. The officials of these groups are elected at frequent inter- 
vals. Thus the students are presented the opportunity of learning 
how to be governed, through accepting temporarily the responsi- 
bility of governing 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. Some 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) 

Persistent 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 




The Gymnashiin 

activities on the part of all students. 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 providing an opportunity for skating. 

Athletics and Physical Training (Girls) 

The aim of this work is the care and the development of the body 
by means of appropriate exercises. The results to be achieved are 
better health, good poise, and the overcoming of such physical defects 
as will yield to corrective exercises. 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. 

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 
more than six thousand volumes in the old library were carefully 
sorted, retaining four thousand volumes, to which new volumes 
have been added bringing the total to eleven 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 together with student help as needed. 

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


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 constant 
discussion and participation by each student in class problems. 

Experience has shown that many high school graduates are im- 
mature when they enter college, and fail to succeed because they are 
not able to cope with the freedom and responsibilities suddenly thrust 
upon them. The individualized program in practice at Williamsport- 
Dickinson seeks to remedy this condition by personalized instruction 
and intimate social contacts. The problems of the student become 
the very real problems of the instructor who with his personal ac- 
quaintance with the pupil can guide his energies in the direction best 
fitted to his aptitudes and talents. Many noteworthy successes result 
from what otherwise would be failure. Too large a percentage of 


students who enroll in a four-year college, do not, for various reasons, 
remain in college until graduation. It is better for these students to 
enter a Junior College and complete the course, receiving a diploma, 
than to have the feeling of having dropped from college at a time 
when the work was only partially completed. 

The small size of the student group is a spur to greater partici- 
pation 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. 


For acquainting new students with the major purposes and 
procedures of college life a course in Orientation, meeting one 
hour per week for the first semester, is required of all freshmen. 
This course assists the new student to bridge the gap between high 
school and college. 

Through lectures and discussions during the regular class 
periods, freshmen are given information as to how to budget their 
time, how to take notes in a lecture course, the formation of correct 
study habits, and the proper arrangement of the study room in 
order that it may be more conducive to uninterrupted work. They 
are given instruction by the College Librarian in correct library 

Prior to the student's entrance to a course of study, there is a 
personal interview between the President or Dean and the candidate 
for admission. These interviews are not short, but rather sufficient 
time is taken to obtain a picture of the student — his background, 
interests, and plans for the future. On the basis of preparatory 
school records, aptitude tests, psychological examinations and vo- 
cational inventory an evaluation of the student is formed. 

The work of the Orientation course and the admission confer- 
ences are supplemented by personal counseling between the students 
and the orientation instructor or Dean. Periodic checks are made 
on the student's class and laboratory work as well as the social 
adjustments involved. If results are not satisfactory immediate 
steps are taken to rectify the situation. 


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 fully 
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 

Williamsport-Dickinson offers instruction on the college level 
leading to degrees or diplomas in the following fields: 


Medical Secretarial 

Commercial Art 
Costume Design 
Interior Decoration 




Commerce and Finance 


Public School Music 


Home Economics 



Physical Education 

Secretarial Science 


Social Work 

Junior Engineering 


Liberal Arts 


Library Science 

Veterinary Medicine 


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 provides the essential 
intellectual background of an educated person, and lays the foundations 
upon which may be built a solid structure of broad knowledge and good 

III. Junior Engineering. 

A two-year course which provides the student with the tool subjects of 
engineering and a survey of industry designed to acquaint the student with 
industrial organization and its detailed operations. 

The course is offered on either a terminal or transfer basis. 

IV. Commerce and Finance. 

The Commerce and Finance Course is primarily a two-year terminal 
course in general business and in preparation for minor business executive 
positions. Those who plan a four-year college course in Commerce and 
Finance will be permitted to choose as their Freshman and Sophomore 
studies that combination of Arts and Science and Commerce and Finance 
subjects which best fits their particular needs. 

V. Secretarial Science and Stenographic. 

The Secretarial Science Course is intended to furnish a fundamental 
business education in preparation for positions as secretaries and business 
executives. For those unable to spend the time necessary to qualify for the 
secretarial science diploma, the Stenographic Course is offered. This gives 
an intensive year of training primarily upon typewriting and shorthand. 
A Certificate of Graduation is awarded upon the successful completion of 
this course. 

VI. Medical Secretarial. 

The purpose of the Medical Secretarial Course is to give, both from 
the scientific and business standpoint, a thorough foundation in the work 
needed to qualify the student for a position as a secretary and assistant 
in a physician's ofBce. 

VII. 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. 

VIII. Music. 

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


Requirements for Admission 

Fifteen units of high school work are required for admission to 
the Junior College. Graduates of accredited high schools are ac- 
cepted on certificate. Students in the first three-fifths of their class 
are accepted without examination, others upon the basis of a satis- 
factory rating in an aptitude test. Listed below are the normal 
subjects required for entrance to the various courses: 

Arts Secretarial, 

and General Stenographic 

Science Commerce and Medical Secretarial 
*** Junior Engineering Finance Home Economics 

Units Units Units 

English 3 3 3 

Foreign Language **2 *0 

History Ill 

Mathematics 2^ 1 1 

Science , Ill 

Electives SVa 9 9 

Total 15 15 15 

* If work done in this course is to be offered for advance standing else- 
where it may be necessary to offer two units of a foreign language for ad- 
mission or to take extra work in a foreign language in college. 

** In one language. 

*** Language units not required for entrance to Junior Engineering 

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

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

Requirements for Graduation in Various Curricula 

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

Science 101-102 6 or 8 

Foreign Language 6 

History 103-104 6 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 12 2 

Electives 6 

Physical Education 2 



English 201-202 6 

^Foreign Language 6 

Electives 18 

Physical Education 2 

Total 82 

Total 35or37 

* Required in Sophontiore year only if begun in college. 




English 101-102 6 

History 201-202 6 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 12 2 

Electives 18 

Physical Education 2 

Total 35 



English 201-202 or 209 6 or 3 

Electives 24 or 27 

Physical Education 2 

Total 32 

Necessary credit hours in both above courses may be chosen from the 
following electives: Science, History, Political Science, Psychology, Soci- 
ology, Economics, Mathematics, Public Speaking, Bible, Music, Art, Engi- 
neering Drawing, Descriptive Geometry, Accounting, Economic Geography, 
Money and Banking, Marketing, and Typewriting. 

Junior Engineering 



English 103-104 6 

Chemistry 101-104 8 

Physics 103-104 8 

Mathematics 103-201 6 

Engineering Drafting 102 3 

Psychology 105-106 4 

Economics 103 3 

Orientation 101 1 

Physical Education 2 

Total 41 



Physics 203-204 8 

Physics 205-206 8 

Mathematics 203-204 6 

Engineering Drafting 201 3 

Industrial Organization and 

Public Relations 210 3 

Political Problems 202 3 

Public Speaking 101 3 

Bible 12 2 

Physical Education 2 

Total 38 


Commerce and Finance 



English 101-102 6 

Accounting 103-104 6 

Business Law 203-204 6 

Economics 101-102 6 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 12 2 

Electives 6 

Physical Education 2 

Total 36 



English 201-202 or 209 6 or 3 

Electives 24 or 27 

Physical Education 2 

Total 32 



English 101-102 6 

Shorthand 113-114 6 

Typewriting 115-116 6 

Accounting 103-104 or Book- 
keeping 13 and elective 6 

Economics 101-102 6 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 12 2 

Physical Education 2 

Secretarial Science 



Busmess English 209 3 

Shorthand 213-214 6 

Typewriting 215-216 6 

Business Law 203-204 6 

Office Practice 205 8 

Electives 6 

Physical Education 2 

Total 82 

Total 35 


This course oflFers 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 

Total 16 or 19 



Office Practice 205 8 

Shorthand 203-204 6 

Typewriting 201-202 6 

Physical Education 1 

Total 16 


Medical Secretarial 



English 101-102 6 

Biology 101-102 6 

Shorthand 113-114 6 

Typewriting 115-116 6 

Chemistry 105 3 

Biology 106 3 

Orientation 101 1 

Bible 12 2 

Physical Education 2 

Total 35 




English 101-102 6 

Art 101-102 (Drawing) 12 

Art 103-104 (Design) 6 

Art 105-106 (Color) 6 

Bible 12 2 

Physical Education 2 

Total 34 



Biology 203-204 6 

Psychology 101 3 

Sociology 101 3 

Sliorthand 213 3 

Shorthand 224 3 

Typewriting 215 3 

Typewriting 226 3 

English 209 3 

Bookkeeping 13 8 

Physical Education 2 

Total 32 



Academic Elective 6 

Art 201-202 (Drawing) 12 

Art 203-204 (Design) 6 

Art 205-206 (Color) 6 

Art 11-12 (History and Ap- 
preciation) 2 

Physical Education 2 

Total 34 

Art students should also consult the information given on pages 52-53. 



Applied Music (two lessons a 
week in Organ, Piano, Vio- 
lin, or Voice) 8 

•Theoretical Music Subjects . 12 

Ensemble 112 I 

English 101-102 6 

Electives (Additional aca- 
demic or theoretical music) 5 

Bible 12 2 

Physical Education 2 

Total 36 


Applied Music (two lessons a 
week in Organ, Piano, Vio- 
lin, or Voice) 8 

*TheoreticaI Music Subjects .. 12 

Ensemble 211-212 2 

English 201-202 6 

Electives (Additional aca- 
demic or theoretical music) 4 
Physical Education 2 

Total 34 

Music students should also consult the information given on pages 37-42. 

* The choice of theoretical subjects must meet with the approval of the music faculty. 
However, those taken are normally chosen from the following groups: 

First Year: Ear Training 103-104, Harmony 105-106, Keyboard Harmony 107-108. 
Stringed Instruments Class 113-114. 

Second Year: Ear Training 203-204, Harmony 205-206, Keyboard Harmony 207- 
208, Appreciation and Analysis 209-210, Music History 217-218, Piano Sight-Playing 
219-220. o J o 

Williamsport-Dickinson reserves the right to cancel any course if reg- 
istration for it does not justify continuance. 


Courses of Instruction 



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 prepare for profes- 
sional art work ; to give practical training which may be put to 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: Fifty per cent to 
drawing, twenty-five per cent to design, and twenty-five per cent 
to color. This work is taught through different subjects, which 
naturally somewhat overlap. 

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

First Year 

While encouragement is given to the development of individual 
aptitudes, the first year's art work for all students is practically 
the same. Through the application of the work in Drawing, Design, 
and Color, the student is enabled to build a foundation suitable for 
later specialization. 

Second Year 

The individual projects in Drawing, Design, and Color given to 
the students will be modified to meet the particular needs of each 
field of specialization as shown below: 

Illustration. Advanced painting in oils and water colors from 
landscape and from life. Original illustrations from given subjects 
submitted weekly. 


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

Costume Design. Advanced studies in color harmony, nature 
study and its adaptation to design. History of costume — its value 
and adaptation, designing of costumes and accessories, block print- 
ing, rendering of costumed models in various mediums. 

Interior Decoration. Elements of color and design, historic or- 
nament, water color rendering, history of period furniture and archi- 
tecture, design and rendering of interiors, mechanical drawing. 
(Students expecting to study architecture will be given valuable 
preparation by this course). 

11-12. History and Appreciation of Art. A study and analysis 
of the architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts produced 
from prehistoric times to the present day. One hour weekly 
throughout the year. 

One hour of credit each semester. 

101-102. Drawing. The handling of simple media in composi- 
tion, representing form, texture, et cetera, in line and mass ; outdoor 

Six hours of credit each semester. 

103-104. Design. Instruction in the arrangement of lines, 
forms, and spaces in harmonious patterns as applied to the funda- 
mentals of design. 

Three hours of credit each semester. 

105-106. Color. Exercises in handling color mixtures and com- 
binations; presentation of Color Theory. 
Three hours of credit each semester. 


107-108. Drawing-Design-Color. Abbreviated course covering 
elements of 101-2-3-4-6-6 including four hours practicum in draw- 
ing — one hour in design and one hour in color each semester. 

Three hours of credit each semester. 

201-202. Drawing. Drawing and composition in any medium; 
subjects most adapted to students' particular needs. 
Six hours of credit each semester. 

203-204. Design. Advanced design, with emphasis on practi- 
cal application such as textiles, interiors, posters, et cetera. 
Three hours of credit each semester. 

205-206. Color. The student is given problems in original 
color ideas on modern subjects. 

Three hours of credit each semester. 


101-102. General Biology. An introduction to the principles 
of Biology, including the function of protoplasm and the cell. A 
systematic consideration of characteristic types of plants and 
animals. Physiological and morphological problems are recognized. 
Two hours of lecture and recitation and one three-hour laboratory 
period per week each semester. 

Three hours 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. 

105. Microbiology. Emphasizes the history and pathological 
significance of bacteria, protozoa, and higher parasites. Laboratory 
exercises deal mainly with elementary bacteriological techniques. 
Two hours of lecture and one one-hour laboratory period. Offered 
for the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. 

One hour credit. 


106. Anatomy and Physiology. A basic knowledge of the 
skeletal, circulatory, and excretory systems of the human body. 
Knowledge of the digestive and nutritive processes will be stressed. 
Designed for Medical Secretarial Students. Lectures and demon- 
stration three hours per week. 

Prerequisite or parallel: Biology 102. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

201. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. This course is for 
those students intending to do further work in Biology or Zoology, 
and those preparing for Medical School, Nursing, etc. Dissections 
of animals representing the more important vertebrate classes. 
Anatomy or structure will be correlated with function and develop- 
ment. Two hours of lecture and recitation and one three-hour 
laboratory period a week. Prerequisite: Biology 101-102 or the 

First semester. Three hours. 

202. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. A continuation of Bi- 
ology 201, but may be taken separately with the permission of 
the department. A detailed dissection of the cat will be made. 
Lectures 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. 

203-204. Medical Office Technique. Medical ethics, patient 
psychology and personal conduct in medical office included. Patholo- 
gist and Bacteriologist at Williamsport Hospital provide demon- 
strations of procedures. First aid, sterilization and care of instru- 
ments, maintenance of adequate office records. Observations are 
made in the Hospital of such procedures in actual operation. 

During second semester, actual observation work in doctors' 
offices acquaints students with this work. 

Three hours credit each semester. 



101-102. General Chemistry. An introductory course in gen- 
eral 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 the chemical action. A descriptive study of the 
preparation, properties, and uses of the important non-metallic 
elements ; a brief study of the most important metals, including 
metallurgical processes and main analytical reactions. Lecture and 
recitation, three hours a week; laboratory, four hours a week. 

Four hours credit each semester. 

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. 

104. Industrial Chemical Analysis. A detailed study of quali- 
tative and quantitative techniques used in modern industrial proces- 
ses. This will include both inorganic and organic reactions. Three 
hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory period per week. 

Second semester. Four hours credit. 

105. Applied Chemistry. A brief survey of those portions 
of organic and inorganic chemistry that will enable the student 
to understand more fully some of the many applications of Chem- 
istry in the human body and in the home. The relation of Chemistry 
in nutrition, physiology and nursing will be particularly emphasized. 
Lecture and recitation three hours a week; laboratory two hours. 

First semester. Three hours. 

107. Physiological Chemistry for Nurses. Acquaints the be- 
ginning student in nursing with the fundamental reactions of both 
inorganic and organic chemistry. Special emphasis is given to the 
application of organic chemistry to health and disease. Offered 
for United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Two hours of lecture and 
one one-hour laboratory period. 

One hour credit. 


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. 

103-104. Accounting. A study of the development of the vari- 
ous statements, books of final and original entry of sole proprietor- 
ship and partnership business. Posting, closing ledgers, deprecia- 
tion and reserves, the work sheet, controlling accounts will receive 
the required attention. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

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. 

201-202. Advanced Accounting. This is a continuation of 
Elementary Accounting but will be confined to corporation account- 
ing and accounts peculiar to it. A more advanced analysis of ac- 
counting reports and statements will be followed. 

Three hours credit each semester. 


203-204. Business Law. A consideration of contracts, agency, 
partnership, and the laws of corporations, negotiable instruments, 
sales, real and personal property, bailments, bankruptcy and guar- 
anty and surety will constitute this course. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

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. 

210. Industrial Organization and Public Relations. A detailed 
discussion of the organization and functioning of American industry. 
Includes such topics as cost control, flow systems, time and motion 
study, and employer-employee relationships. 

Second semester. Three hours. 


102. Engineering Drafting. Principles of orthographic pro- 
jection, practice in making and interpretation of working drawings, 
conventional drafting-room practice. Two three-hour periods per 

First semester. Three hours. 



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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. 

201. Engineering Drafting. Continuation of Engineering 
Drafting 102 with emphasis on machine design and solution of 
engineering problems. Two three-hour periods per week. 

First semester. Three hours. 


101-102. Composition. Required of all freshmen. Exposi- 
tion, description, and narration. The aim is clear and correct ex- 
pression both in speaking and writing. One extensive research paper 
will be written. Other reports based upon outside reading. Im- 
provement in comprehension and speed of reading is emphasized. 
Private conferences with the instructor whenever necessary. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

103. Composition and Rhetoric. Aims to promote clearness 
and correctness of expression through practice in writing. A thor- 
ough review of grammar and composition with some emphasis on 
making and use of outlines. 

First semester. Three hours. 

104. English — Literature and Reading. A short study of the 
background and basic techniques of modern literature. Thorough 
practice in reading and interpretation of current literature with 
emphasis on Fiction, Scientific abstracts and the magazine. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

201-202. 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. Informal lectures, 
discussion, reports. Required of sophomores. 

Three hours credit each semester. 


209. Business English. Basic elements and fundamentals of 
English adapted to the usages of modern business. Business letter 
writing, including letters of inquiry, adjustment, collections, appli- 
cations, orders. Exercises in the analysis and revision of letters, 
reports, and advertisements. 

First semester. Three hours. 


11-12. French. A rapid study of elementary French grammar, 
phonetics, conversation, and composition. Reading of easy short 

Class meets four times per week. 

Four hours credit each semester. 

101-102. French. Intermediate French aims to review thor- 
oughly the fundamentals of grammar, idioms, and verbs by means 
of composition and conversation. Reading of contemporary plays. 
Free composition. 

Prerequisite: Two or more years of preparatory French, or 
French 12. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

103-104. French Conversation. A practical course, training 
the student in the ability to talk freely upon assigned topics, and 
to enter into the discussion of questions arising in class. Open to 
students who have completed at least two years of high school 
French with high grades. Two hours weekly each semester. 

First and second semesters. Two hours credit each semester. 

201-202. 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. Course 
conducted in French. 

Three hours credit each semester. 



11-12. Beginning German. Study of the essentials of gram- 
mar. Short compositions and verb drills. Thorough study of 
declensions and word order. Increased emphasis on comprehensive 
reading of the language. Class meets four times per week. 

Four hours credit each semester. 

101-102. Intermediate German. Emphasis on correct pro- 
nunciation, syntax, and idioms. Reading of short stories and essays 
organized with the purpose of building up of student's vocabulary. 
Practice in conversation and composition. 

Prerequisite: Two or more years of preparatory German. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

201-202. German Literature. Reading of selected works of 
Goethe, Schiller and Romantic school. Lectures and special reports 
on German contribution to literature. 

Prerequisite: German 102 or its equivalent. 

Three hours credit each semester. 


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

Second semester. Three hours. 


103. 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. 

104. 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. College Algebra. After a rapid review of quadratic equa- 
tions this course deals with the binominal theorem, permutations and 
combinations, probability, series, detrimants, 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. College Algebra and Trigonometry. Review of quadratic 
equations. Study of binomial theorem, permutations and combi- 
nations, series and theory of equations as applied to Engineering 
problems. Plane trigonometry with use of logarithms and solution 
of plane triangles. 

First semester. Three hours. 

105. Navigation. Familiarization with the use of maps, charts 
and aerial photographs, the study of piloting and dead reckoning. 
First or second semester. Three credits. 


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 : Trigonometry. 

First or second 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. 

203-204. Applied Engineering Mathematics. Application of 
principles of Algebra, Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry in 
the solution of Engineering problems. Introduction to Calculus. 

Three hours credit each semester. 


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. 

A two-manual electric Everett Orgatron with chimes is main- 
tained for organ lessons and practice. The console of the Orgatron 
is designed to conform to the specifications set up and approved 
by the American Guild of Organists and the Royal College of 
Organists (Great Britain). 


The entire Music Department, except the orgatron, is housed in 
the new Fine Arts Building, opened in 1940. 

Full and complete courses are offered in Organ, 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 Music Faculty. The length of time neces- 
sary to complete any one course depends altogether on the ability 
and application of the student. 

All students in the College Music Course must give a graduating 
recital in their final year of work. 

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 61) 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 page 25. 

The Music Department maintains a Choral Club, a Double Male 
Quartette, a Chapel Choir, an Orchestra, and a String Ensemble. All 
Williamsport-Dickinson students are eligible to these organizations. 

Applied Music (Organ, Piano, Violin, Voice). Private lessons 
are offered in organ, piano, violin, and voice. One or two lessons 
per weeks and assigned daily practice will be required with two or 
four credits allowed per 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. 


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 with triads and sev- 
enth chords. Modulation. Composition, using the smaller forms. 
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. 


113-114. Stringed Instruments Class. The work covered in- 
cludes a playing knowledge of the instruments and some study of 
their literature. Two hours per week. 

First and second semesters. Two hours each semester. 

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

First and second semesters. Two hours each semester. 

205-206. Harmony. A continuation of 106-106. The further 
study of chords, including altered chords. Composition, using the 
smaller forms. Two hours each week. 

First and second semesters. Two hours each semester. 

207-208. Keyboard Harmony. A continuation of Keyboard 
Harmony 107-108 with more advanced work. One hour per 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. 

217-218. 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. Two hours per week. 

First and second semesters. Two hours each semester. 

219-220. Piano Sight-Playing. This course is designed to en- 
able a student to read with accuracy and musical understanding, and 
to transpose the material used. Includes literature for one and two 
pianos, instrumental and vocal accompaniments, and piano and 
stringed trios, et cetera. Two hours per week. 

First and second semesters. One hour each semester. 


Required Work 

Pianoforte Majors 

First Year: Major, minor, and chromatic scales in thirds, sixths, 
and tenths four octaves in sixteenth notes at a tempo of a quarter 
note equaling 108. Major and minor arpeggios, dominant and 
diminished sevenths in different positions four octaves with four 
sixteenth notes equaling 72. The course includes the study of 
Czerny Opus 740, Bach III Part Inventions, Beethoven Sonatas 
(such as Opus 10, No. 1 and Opus 14, No. 1), and compositions by 
the classical, romantic, and modern composers. Tone quality, inter- 
pretation, and an artistic performace are stressed at all times. 

Second Year: Technical work similar to that of the first year 
with scales increased in speed to 120 and arpeggios to 96 and the 
addition of double thirds. The course includes such studies as 
Clementi Gradus and Parnassum, and Bach Well-Tempered Clavi- 
chord, Beethoven Sonatas of greater difficulty (such as Opus 2, 
No. 3), Concertos and compositions of the romantic and modern 

Violin Majors 

First Year: Major and melodic minor scales and arpeggios 
through three octaves. Harmonic minor scales two octaves. The 
above to be played with a variety of bowings and with both rapid 
and slow tempos. Scales in thirds, sixths, and octaves compass one 
octave, slow tempo. The course includes additional technical study 
from Sevcik and Gruenberg, also the studies of Kreutzer and Fiorillo. 
Suitable pieces, and student concertos and sonatas to parallel the 
technique will be studied. In all, purity of intonation and beauty 
of tone will be the goal set by teacher and student. 

Second Year: The study of scales continued with tempos being 
increased. Scales in thirds, sixths, and octaves to be played through 
two octaves with a variety of bowings and the tempo increased. 
Further study of technique with Rode studies included. Advanced 
type of pieces and concertos. 


Voice Majors 

First Year: The Major, Harmonic Minor and Chromatic Scales, 
sung in slow and rapid tempos, both staccato and legato. The Dom- 
inant Seventh to the Octave, Tenth, and Twelfth. Study of vowels 
and essentials of tone production, using Solfege Vocalises. Song 
of the Romantic and Modern periods. 

Second Year: Studies of scales and arpeggios, the simple trill. 
Embellishments most generally used. Further technical studies, 
using Max Spicker's Masterpieces of Vocalization. Italian Classics 
of the Bel Canto period, songs of Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Schu- 
mann and Modern song literature. Students must be able to dem- 
onstrate ability to play simple piano accompaniments. Ensemble 
singing required. 

Organ Majors 

First Year: Preparatory manual and pedal exercises. Bach 
chorale preludes, trios, and easy preludes and fugues. Stress is laid 
on artistic phrasing, voice progression, and the underlying princi- 
ples of registration. 

Second Year: More advanced manual and pedal exercises and 
scales. Bach larger preludes and fugues, Mendelssohn Sonata, and 
compositions by Caesar Franck, Karg-Elert, Reger, Rheinberger, 
Vierne, Widor, and others. 


101. Orientation. Presentation of the importance of the 
proper organization of time, efficient study habits, notetaking, and 
preparing for examinations. By means of inventories, tests, and 
a study of scholastic grades, students are assisted toward an 
intelligent choice of vocation. 

First semester. One hour. 

Physical Education 

101-102. Physical Education (Men). Physical fitness, the de- 
velopment of endurance and the participation of each student in 
an individual and a group sport is the aim of the course. Baseball, 

basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, swimming, bowling, calis- 
thenics, and an obstacle course, are regular parts of the program. 
Two one-hour periods per week each semester is required for 

One hour credit each semester. 

103-104-. Physical Education (Women). Practice in the fun- 
damentals of gymnastics, athletics, aquatics, and dancing. Two 
one-hour periods per week each semester is required for graduation. 

One hour credit each semester. 


101-102. General Physics. A general introductory course in 
the first semester covering mechanics, heat, and sound; and in the 
second semester, magnetism, electricity, and light. Lectures and 
recitations based on a standard text accompanied by a systematic 
course in quantitative laboratory practice. Three hours of lecture 
and two two-hour laboratory periods per week. 

Prerequisite or parallel: Mathematics 101-102. 

Each semester. Five hours. 

103. Engineering Physics. Orientation to give student a gen- 
eral introduction to the profession of Engineering. A detailed study 
of mechanics. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory 
period per week. 

First semester. Four hours credit. 

104. Engineering Physics. Heat and sound. Three hours of 
lecture and one two-hour laboratory period per week. 

Second semester. Four hours credit. 

105. Meteorology. A study of basic principles pertaining to 
the observation and recording of weather data, and the basing of 
future weather predictions on them. 

First or second semesters. Three hours credit. 


201-202. Advanced Physics. Advanced work in electricity and 
electrical measurements. Two recitations a week and two two-hour 
laboratory periods. 

Three hours of credit each semester. 

203. Advanced Engineering Physics. Physics, electricity and 
light. Three hours of lecture and two two-hour laboratory periods 
per week. 

First semester. Four hours credit. 

204. Advanced Engineering Physics. Advanced work in elec- 
tricity and radio. Physical testing and measuring of engineering 
materials. Three hours of lecture and two two-hour laboratory pe- 
riods per week. 

Second semester. Four hours credit. 

206. Applied Mechanics and Strength of Materials. A treat- 
ment of mechanics and strength of materials as applied to Engi- 
neering problems. This is done without the use of Calculus. Topics 
include resolution of forces, gears and gear trains, equilibrium of 
non-concurrent forces in one plane, simple stresses, beam deflections 
and eccentric loads. Lecture and recitation four hours a week. 


First semester. Four hours credit. 

206. Manufacturing Processes and Procedures. Detailed dis- 
cussion of various processes for preparation of raw materials and 
fabrication of finished products in American industry. Plant visi- 
tations in and around Williamsport. Lecture and recitation four 
hours a week. 

Second semester. Four hours credit. 

Political Science 

101-102. American Government and Politics. A study of fed- 
eral, state, and local governments, familiarizes the student with 
theories and underlying modern states and their functions. The 
possession and distribution of authority, constitutional growth, and 
the anatomy of the American Government are studied. Govern- 


mental duties and powers in the regulation and protection of busi- 
ness, public health, charities, labor, education, and personal rights 
is examined. Reorganizations and improvements are discussed. 
Three hours credit each semester. 

202. Political Problems. An historical and analytical study of 
theory and practice of American Government with special emphasis 
on the growth of the Democracy. A critical study of modern po- 
litical ideology and practices with relation to the purpose and 
function of American institutions. 

Second semester. Three hours. 


101. General Psychology. A course in general psychology in- 
cluding a brief study of the nervous system, senory 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. 

105. Industrial Psychology. The principles of psychology 
applied to work, fatigue, efficiency and similar industrial problems. 

First semester. Two hours. 

106. Mental Hygiene and Social Adjustment. A survey of 
mental health and conflicts. A study of human nature, the role 
of custom in society, social institutions, social control, social prob- 
lems, and personality as the subjective aspect of culture. Personal 
conferences on individual problems. 

Second semester. Two hours credit. 


107. Psychology for Nurses. Introductory course with ref- 
erence to nursing. Emphasis on relation of nervous system to 
behavior, mental health, and personality. Offered to United States 
Cadet Nurse Corps. 

One hour credit. 


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. Discussion of literary, his- 
torical, and ethical values supplement the religious interest. 

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. Not offered 1942-1943. 

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

First semester. Three hours. 

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 teachings 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. 
* See page 15 


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, followed by the study of their current con- 
tribution to our social situation and to religious thought. Represen- 
tatives of the religious groups studied will be invited to present their 
respective viewpoints. 

Second semester. Three hours. 

Secretarial Science 

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 theoi'etical training. 

First semester. Three hours. 

101-102. Elementary Typewriting. A systematic study of the 
technique of typewriting with stress given to the development of 
both speed and accuracy. Practice is given in copying matter and 
in the arrangement of business letters and papers ordinarily found 
in a business office. Class meets ten hours per week. (Steno- 
graphic Course). 

First semester. Six hours. 

115-116. Elementary Typewriting. A study of the fifty-two 
basic techniques of typewriting with emphasis on the correct execu- 
tion of each. Drill on the most frequent letter and word combina- 
tions for both accuracy and speed. Class meets five times per week. 

Three hours credit each semester. 


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. 

215-216. Advanced Typewriting. Practice on all kinds of 
letter and envelope forms, tabulation of figures and words, manu- 
script 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. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

226. Medical Typewriting. The aim of the course is two-fold: 
(1) transcription of medical dictation; (2) maintenance and im- 
provement of typewriting knowledge and skills. Class meets five 
times per week. 

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. 

113-114. Elementary Shorthand. A study of the theory of 
Gregg Shorthand by the Functional Method. Attention is paid to 
transcription. Speed attained in writing is about seventy words a 
minute. Class meets five times per week. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

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. 



213-214-. Advanced Shorthand. Development of shorthand 
business vocabulary. Speed in both writing and transcription is 
stressed. The introduction of some abbreviating principles and 
vocabulary from Gregg's Congressional Reporting. Transcription 
final speed is forty-five words a minute, shorthand final speed is 
125 words a minute. Class meets five times per week. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

224. Medical Shorthand. The aim of the course is to develop 
a good working knowledge of medical terminology as used in the 
physician's office, the hospital, the laboratory, and in the offices of 
insurance companies, and many others. Basic shorthand skill is 
maintained and improved. Class meets five times per week. 

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. Stress is given to 
the application of knowledge and skill already acquired to the 
practical problems that arise in the office. Experience in the use 
of various kinds of office machines is emphasized. Two class hours 
and one two-hour laboratory period per week. 

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, assigned reading and projects related to the social 
agencies in the community. Offered both semesters. 

First and second semesters. Three hours. 

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

103. Sociology for Nurses. A study of the agencies concerned 
with physical, mental and economic life of the individual. Offered 
to United States Cadet Nurse Corps. 

One hour credit. 



11-12. Spanish. This course presents the essentials of Spanish 
grammar, including idioms and irregular verbs. A continuation of 
Spanish 1 1 with the completion of a good Spanish reader. Conver- 
sation in Spanish during the course. Class meets four hours per 

Four hours credit each semester. 

101-102. Spanish. Intermediate Spanish. Review of gram- 
mar, idioms, and irregular verbs. Composition and versation. One 
modern short story. Representative works from Palacio Valdes, 
Alarcon, and Martinez Sierra. Advanced compositions at intervals, 
treating the more difficult grammatical problems. 

Prerequisite : Two or more years of preparatory Spanish. 

Three hours credit each semester. 

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


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. 


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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 seventeen and one-half college entrance 
units, four 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 Language and one-half unit in 
Bible must be included in the seventeen 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, 
one in American History and Government, once 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. 

Wherever elective subjects are listed in any course, it is the aim 
of the faculty to schedule a student in the waj 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 course, 
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 reconunendation 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. 

The shifting of parents from one city to another because of 
employment changes causes difficulty to arise in the consequent 
changes of pupils from one school system to another. Williamsport- 
Dickinson provides a permanent school home for children who 
would be affected in this way. The advantage of remaining under 
the same tutelage for the four years of high school can readily 
be seen. 



College Phepahatoey 

English I 5 

Algebra I 5 

f I Ancient History 5 

\ Biology 6 

Latin I or Spanish I .... 6 

Physical Training 2 

Gentrai. Academic 

English I 5 1 

Algebra I 6 1 

Ancient History 5 1 

Biology 6 1 

Physical Training 2 


English II 6 1 

Plane Geometry 6 1 

Med. and Mod. History . 5 1 

Latin II or Spanish II .. 5 1 

Physical Training 2 

English II 5 

Plane Geometry 6 

f Med. and Mod. History.. 6 

i] Latin I 6 

[French I 5 

Physical Training 2 


English III 5 

Algebra II 6 

r Public Speaking 4 

(Latin III 6 

*-j French I 5 

I Spanish I 6 

[Physics 6 

**Bible 4 

Physical Training 2 

1 English III 5 

1 Algebra II 5 

r Public Speaking 4 

(Latin II 6 

3 *-j French II 5 

I Spanish I 5 

[Physics 6 

**Bible 4 

Physical Training 2 


English IV 5 

Amer. Hist, and Gov- 
ernment 4 

[Chemistry 6 

( Spanish II 5 

t-l Latin IV 6 

I French II 5 

[ Sol. Geom. and Trig 5 

**Bible 4 

Physical Training 2 


English IV 

Amer. Hist, and Gov- 

Spanish II 
Other Electives 


Physical Training 

5 1 

4 1 

5 „ 

4 V2 



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 



A Diploma in Preparatory Art wUl 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 26-28), 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 26-28). 


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. One semester required for graduation 
Optional for non-Protestants. 

First Year 
Grammar: Particular emphasis on pronouns, verbs, adjectives, 
and adverbs. 

Composition: Paragraph development, letter writing. Em- 
phasis upon the writing of complete sentences. 

Literature : A wide variety of selections of current interest in 
addition to classics of English literature. 

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 


Second Year 

Grammar: Study of all forms of grammar, diagraming, punc- 

Composition: Introduction to narrative, expository, and de- 
scriptive writing. 

Literature: Short stories, plays by well-known American and 
British authors, famous English narrative poems. Introduction to 
the study of metrics and literary figures of speech. 

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

Third Year 

Grammar: A review of the elementary work of the first two 
years, with increased emphasis upon sentence structure, punctuation, 
and spelling. 

Composition: Practical application of the rhetorical principles 
of unity, coherence, and emphasis to the writing of weekly compo- 
sitions, which receive detailed criticism from the instructor. 

Literature: A survey of American literature, with emphasis 
upon poetry, biography, humor, and drama. 

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 
Grammar: Thorough review of all forms of grammar. Abun- 
dant practice in punctuation. 


Composition: Outlining. Mastery of requirements of narra- 
tive, expository, and descriptive writing. Emphasis on style as 
well as correctness. Numerous impromptu themes and at least 
one critical paper. 

Literature: A survey of English literature (beginning with 
Beowulf and extending to present-day English writers) including 
the historical and social background for the abundant selections 
provided. Paraphrasing and precise writing. Study of metrical 

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; Milton, 
Lycidas: Papers From the Spectator; Gray, Elegy Written in a 
Country Churchyard; Goldsmith, The Deserted Village; Macaulay, 
The Life of Samuel Johnson; Arnold, Wordsworth; Emerson, Man- 
ners, Self Reliance; Rosetti, The Blessed Damozel; Tennyson, A 
Dream of Fair Women. 


First Year: Introductory study of French grammar. Drill 
in phonetics as an aid to pronunciation. Reading of simple stories. 

Second Year: Advanced French grammar. Dictation. Read- 
ings on French culture. Translation. Outside reading. 

Third Year: Complete grammar review. French civilization. 
Reading of French plays. Conversation. Dictation. Outside read- 


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. 


First Year: Study of Latin forms and constructions. Sight 
and prepared translation of connected Latin sentences. Prose com- 
position. Vocabulary building. Study of simple English derivatives. 

Second Year: Review of First Year forms and constructions. 
Study of more difficult inflections and principles of syntax. The 
readings are confined to easy stories, Roman history and biographies, 
and selections from Caesar. Study of English derivatives. Prose 

Third Year: Review of grammar of the First and Second Years. 
Readings in the select orations and letters of Cicero. Attention is 
directed to the style, personality, and influence of the author, and to 
certain phases of Roman life. Prose composition. 

Fourth Year: Review of grammar of the previous years. The 
readings are confined to selections from Ovid and Vergil's Aeneid. 
Scansion is emphasized. Assigned readings in mythology. 


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 
preparing 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 
development of the ability to give clear and accurate expression to 
statements and reasons in demonstration. A large amount of inde- 
pendent 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 Beviem. 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. 

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. 


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. 

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. 


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. 


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 
equivalent of a high school diploma, will be granted a Certificate in 
Preparatory Music. All students in the Preparatory Music Course 
must give a group of at least three compositions in public in their 
senior year. 

Any student, whether he takes up the study of theory or not, may 
take lessons in the practical subjects, Piano, Organ, Voice, and Vio- 
lin, 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." 


Outline of Preparatory Course in Music 

First Year 

Practical Music — 1 lesson per week. (Piano, Organ, 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, Grieg, Beinhold, 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, Boring, 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, Boring, 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, Gruenberg, Bostleman. 

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

Second Year 

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

Third Year 

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

Fourth Year 

Scales: Majors and melodic minors, three octaves. Chromatic scales. 

Arpeggios: Major and minors, two octaves. 

Studies: Kreutzer, Sevcik, Dont. 

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


Theoretical Courses 

Introductory Theory 

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

Ear Training 

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

Harmony I 

Chords; their construction, relations, and progressions. The 
harmonization of melodies and basses with triads and dominant 
seventh chords. Modulation. Composition in the smaller forms. 
(With this course is given introductory keyboard harmony and har- 
monic dictation). 

Harmony II 

A continuation of Harmony I. The further study of chords, 
including altered chords. 

Piano Ensemble 

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

Piano Sight-Playing 

A study designed to teach the reading of piano music and accom- 
paniments with accuracy and musical understanding. Easy trans- 


The information contained in the remainder of the catalogue 
applies both to the Preparatory School and the Junior College. 


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, 1943: 

The DeWitt Bodine Scholarship, founded by the late DeWitt 
Bodine, of HughesvUle, 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. 

Miss D. Mahguebite Smith Hughesville, Pa. 


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

The interest on $1,000 to be paid annually, in equal amounts to 
the two applicants who attain a required rank highest in scholarship 
and deportment in the Senior Class. 

Mr. Jason A. Fritzinger Hazleton, Pa. 

Miss Mahy Ruth Ritchey Williamsport, 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. 
Not Awarded. 

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. 

Miss Rosemary D. Wagar Lancaster, 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. Walter S. Green, III Richardson Park, Del. 

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. 

Mr. Forrest R. Stonge Waterville, Pa. 

Mr. John F. Buehler Proctor, Pa. 


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

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

Mr. John B. Kleffel Altoona, 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. 

Mr. Jason A. Fhitzingeh Hazleton, 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 
Seminary and Junior College who are preparing for the Christian 
ministry, or for deaconess work, or its equivalent, in the Methodist 
Church. Beneficiaries may be named by Mrs. Mary Strong Clem- 
ens, or in the absence of such recommendation the recipient or 
recipients shall be named by the President of the school. 
Mr. Stratford C. Taylor Shawville, 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 high- 
est average in scholarship for the purpose of defraying the expenses 
of a year of instruction at Williamsport Dickinson Seminary. 
Not available. 

I'he Hiram and Mary Elizabeth Wise Scholarship, founded by 
Hiram Wise, of Montoursville, Pa. 


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

Miss Blanche L. Beck 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 S. Maegueeite Desaulkiers Williamsport, Pa. 

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 $1,050 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. 

Miss Lois Lucas Throop, Pa. 

Miss Doris L. Mell Drexel Hill, Pa. 

Miss Helen I. McCloskey Williamsport, 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 Semi- 
nary and the income arising therefrom to be used for the education 
of ministerial students of limited means. 

Mr. R. Bruce Smay Clearfield, Pa. 

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

Miss Patricia N. Hendeen Williamsport, Pa. 


The Rich Memorial Scholarship Fund of $5,000, provided in the 
will of the late Honorable M. B. Rich, the interest of which is to be 
awarded annually to worthy young men or women who intend to 
devote their lives to the preaching of the Gospel, the missionary 
cause, or the work of a deaconess. The beneficiary shall be named 
by the Faculty with the approval of the Board of Trustees. 

Me. Fred C. Stineb Muncy Valley, Pa. 

Mr. Walter S. Green, III Richardson Park, Del. 

Mr. J. Paul Taylor Williamsport, Pa. 

Mr. Elwood C. Zimmerman Williamsport, Pa. 

The Stenographic Scholarship. A scholarship of $50 on the 
tuition for an additional year of study at Williamsport-Dickinson — 
awarded to that student who ranks first in the Stenographic Course. 

Miss Jean Gray Christie Arnot, Pa. 

The C. Luther Culler Scholarship. The interest from an endow- 
ment of $5,000 provided in the will of C. Luther Culler, of Wil- 
liamsport, a graduate of Williamsport-Dickinson in the class of 
1876. Awarded on scholarship. 

Miss Clara Reading McHaffie Williamsport, Pa. 

Me. C. Dan Cornwell Williamsport, Pa. 

The Miss Jane L. Green Scholarship. $50 scholarship to be 
awarded by the president of the Junior College to a worthy entering 

Miss Marguerite Louise Rettew Wyncote, Pa. 

Miss Ruth Louise Applegath Beaver Falls, Pa. 

The Miss Minnie V. Taylor Scholarship. This scholarship is 
a grant of $50 given annually by the Alumni Association of Wil- 
liamsport-Dickinson Junior College in honor of Miss Minnie V. 
Taylor, of the Class of 1896, in recognition of her vital interest 
and unfailing efforts over a long period of years in behalf of 
Williamsport-Dickinson and the Alumni Association. This scholar- 
ship is awarded annually to an incoming student at the discretion 
of the president and faculty. 

Miss June S. Keba Colora, Md. 



The Rich Prise 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. 

Mr. C. Dan Cornwell Williamsport, Pa. 

The Metzler Prize of $10.00 for superior work in Junior En- 
glish, given by the late Rev. Oliver Sterling Metzler, of the Central 
Pennsylvania Conference. 

Miss Patricia N. Hendren Williamsport, 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 


Miss Marion Vattohn Patne Williamsport, Pa. 

Miss Margaret L. Browne Williamsport, 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 Elaine G. Stern Williamsport, Pa. 

Mr. C. Dan Cornwell Williamsport, Pa. 

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

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

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

original oration. 

Miss Dorothy M. Ferrell Picture Rocks, Pa. 

Ma, Robert J. Sullivan Williamsport, Pa. 

The 1930 Dart Prise. The interest on $300.00 to be given to 
that student or students in the Art Department according to the 
recommendation of the Head of the Art Department. 

For meritorious work in the past year: 

Mr. John G. Bailey, Jh Milton, Pa. 

Miss Marian L. Shields Muncy, 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. Anthony J. Konstant Bel Air, Md. 

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

Miss Helen I. McCloskey Williamsport, 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 
and mother, the late Mr. and Mrs. 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 M. Vesta McAllister Audubon, N. J. 

The Lewis A. Coffroad Memoriam 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 Helen I. McCloskey 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-sacrificing 
spirit has made a most outstanding personal contribution to Dick- 

Miss M. Vesta McAllister Audubon, N. J. 

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. 

Mr. Robert J. Sullivan Williamsport, Pa. 


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, $600. 

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. 


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 
immediately upon arriving in Williamsport. Williamsport-Dickin- 
son expects each student to maintain the honor of the school by 
such conduct as becomes a lady or a gentleman. 

Students should be sparingly supplied with spending money, 
inasmuch 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. 

Students should place money and valuables in the school safe. 
The school is not to be held responsible for money or valuables not 
placed therein. 

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. 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 
Seminary for meals for the first twenty-four hours. Other guests 
may be entertained if permission is secured from the President. 
Their student hosts are expected to pay the regular rates for their 


Student Insurance 

By a special group plan our students are able to secure accident 
insurance, covering medical and hospital expenses, for injuries 
received on the campus. The limit of coverage for women is $500 
and for men $250. All students are advised to carry this protection. 

General Expenses 

In All Regular Courses 

Boarding Student Day Student 

Tuition— yearly (Two Terms) $250 $260 

Board, Furnished Room, and Laundry (Two Terms) 450 
Registration Fee (Not Returnable) Payable with 

Application for Admission 10 6 

Books are extra and the cost depends on the course taken. 

Special Fees 

Laboratory Fees Per Semester College Preparatory 

Biology, Chemistry, Physics $ 6.00 $2.50 

Biology 103-104 8.00 

Office Practice (Supplies and machine rentals) 6.00 

Retail Salesmanship (Supplies) 2.00 

Key Deposit (For each key required) .60 .50 

Radio Fee (per semester) 2.60 2.60 

Tray Fee (for meals served in rooms) per tray .20 .20 

The board and tuition includes board, furnished room, laundry 
(twelve ordinary pieces per week), and tuition in all regular courses 
in the Junior College and Preparatory Department. 

This includes in the College five regular subjects in addition to 
Orientation, Bible, and Physical Education, for which there is no 
charge, and four or five five-hour academic subjects in the Prepara- 
tory Department. Any additional regular subject in the College or 
Preparatory Department costs $25 per semester. 



Tuition Per Semester 
Full Art Course: 

24 Class periods in Art per week and one academic subject $125.00 

30 Class periods in Art per week, no academic subject 125.00 

Part-Time Art Course: 

18 Class periods in Art per week 90.00 

12 Class periods in Art per week 75.00 

6 Class periods in Art per week 40.00 

History and Appreciation of Art 8.00 

Deposit Fee for Supplies (each semester) 6.00 

Leather and Block Printing Tool Fee 1.00 


Tuition Per Semester 

College Preparatory 

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

Organ, Piano, Violin (one lesson per week) 27.00 27.00 

Organ for Practice (one period per day) 10.00 10.00 

Piano for Practice (one period per day) 3.00 3.00 

Piano Ensemble (one lesson per week) 8.00 8.00 

Piano Sight-Playing 8.00 8.00 

Stringed Instruments Class 16.00 9.00 

Appreciation and Analysis 8.00 

Ear Training 103-104 24.00 

Ear Training 203-204 16.00 

Ear Training, Preparatory 8.00 

Harmony (two lessons per week) 16.00 16.00 

Harmony, Keyboard (one lesson per week) 8.00 

Introductory Theory 8.00 

Music Appreciation 8.00 

Music History 8.00 

Voice (one lesson per week) 36.00 36.00 

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



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

Date Boarding Students Day Students 

On Registration (Paid only once) $ 10.00 $ 6.00 


June 2— Day Students 62.50 

July 31 — Balance of Term Bills and Extras 

September 23— Day Students 62.50 

September 25 — Boarding Students 176.00 

November 20 — ^Balance of Term Bills and Extras 


January 31 175.00 62.50 

April 3 — Balance of Term Bills and Extras 

June 1 62.50 

July 27 — Balance of Term Bills and Extras 

September 22— Day Students 62,60 

September 24 — Boarding Students 175.00 

November 19 — Balance of Term Bills and Extras 

January 28 176.00 62.50 

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 20, and for the second semester on April 3. 

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

No deduction is made for absence except in 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. 


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 unnecessary cause since the school is unnecessarily inconveni- 
enced and disturbed by such withdrawal. 

Music and Art, when taken in connection with a regular course, 
cost extra. 

For extra service, such as meals served in rooms, additional 
laundry work, private instruction outside the class room, et cetera, 
an extra charge is made to both students and faculty. 

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

The registration fee is not returnable after registration is 


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) Student 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 and Art, whether taken as 
extra subjects in connection with a regular course or whether the 
student is majoring in one of these subjects. 


Summary of Students 

Junior College 

College Preparatory Total 

Arts and Science 36 36 

General 12 12 

Medical Secretarial 14 14 

Secretarial Science 10 10 

Stenographic 10 10 

Art 11 11 

Organ 5 5 

Piano 2 60 62 

Violin 8 8 

Voice 16 16 

Theoretical Subjects 2 13 

College Preparatory 18 13 

General Academic 6 6 

Total 87 109 206 

Civilian Students in All Departments Excluding Duplications 188 

Aviation Students — 331st College Training Detachment (Air 

Crew 910 

United States Cadet Nurse Corps 39 


Pennsylvania 174 

New Jersey 3 

New York 3 

Connecticut 2 

Maryland 2 

Virginia 2 

Delaware 1 

Vermont 1 

Total 188 


Board of Directors 


Hon. Robert F. Rich President 

Mr. Charles E. Bennett Vice President Emeritus 

Mr. Arnold A. Phipps Vice President 

Rev. a. Lawrence Miller, Ph.D Secretary 

Mr. John E. Person Treasurer 

Term Expires 1944 

Rev. Harry F. Babcock Altoona 

Mr. George F. Erdman Williamsport 

Judge Don M. Larrabee, LL.D. Williamsport 

Dr. Charles A. Lehman Williamsport 

*BisHop Adna Wright Leonard, LL.D Washington, D. C. 

Mr. Spencer S. Shannon Bedford 

Mrs. H. Marshall Stecker Mount Carmel 

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

Rev. W. Galloway Tyson, D.D West Chester 

Rev. J. Merrill Williams, D.D Harrisburg 

Term Expires 1945 

Mr. Ivan E. Garver Roaring Spring 

Mrs. Layton S. Lyon Williamsport 

Mr. John H. McCormick Williamsport 

Rev. Elvin Clay Myers Williamsport 

Mr. Arnold A. Phipps Williamsport 

Hon. Robert F. Rich Woolrich 

Hon. H. M. Showalter Lewisburg 

Rev. J. E. Skillington, D.D York 

Mr. George L. Stearns, II Williamsport 

Judge Charles Scott Williams Williamsport 

Term Expires 1946 

Mr. Charles E. Bennett Montoursville 

Mr. R. K, Foster Williamsport 

Hon. George W. Huntley, Jr Emporium 

Mr. Ralph E. Kelchner Jersey Shore 

Dr. John W. Lowe Baltimore, Md. 

Rev. a. Lawrence Miller, Ph.D Williamsport 

Mrs. Clarence L. Peaslee Williamsport 

Mr. John E. Person Williamsport 

Mr. Charles F. Sheffer Watsontown 

Rev. W. Edward Watkins, D.D State College 

* Deceased. 




Mr. Charles E. Bennett Mr. John E. Person 

Judge Don M. Larrabee Mr. Arnold A. Phipps 

Dr. a. Lawrence Miller, Ex officio Hon. Robert F. Rich, Ex officio 

Rev. Elvin Clay Myers Mr. George L. Stearns, II 


Mr. Charles E. Bennett 
Mr. George F. Erdman 
Mr. Rodgers K. Foster 

Mr. Ivan E. Garver 
Mr. John H. McCormick 
Mr. Arnold A. Phipps 

Judge Charles Scott Williams 

Rev. Harry F. Babcock 
Judge Don M. Larrabee 
Dr. Charles A. Lehman 


Mr. Spencer S. Shannon 
Mr. George L. Stearns, II 
Mr. George W. Sykes 


Mr. Ralph E. Kelchner Dr. J. E. Skillington 

Dr. J. Merrill Williams 


Lectures and Entertainments 

Baccalaureate Sermon and Commencement Address — 

"Can We See It Through' 

Samuel Lowrie Hamilton, A.B., B.D. 

Professor of Christian Education and Philosophy 
New Yorli University 

The Commencement Concert 
The Department of Music 

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra 

RivKA Mandelkern, Violinist 

Ella Deloria — Lecture on the Indian 

James Young — Lecture on Japan and Russia 

The Christmas Pageant: "Though Thou Be Little" 
The Dramatic Club and the Chapel Choir 

The Greater Dickinson Banquet — 

Frederick Brown Harris, D.D., LL.D. 

Chaplain of the United States Senate 




Administrative Staff 6 

Admission Requirements: 

Junior College 18 

Preparatory Department 52 

Aeronautics 27 

Aims and Objectives 14 

Annuity Bonds 3 Cover 

Art 21,26 

Arts and Sciences 21,23 

Athletics 16,17 

Bequests 3 Cover 

Biology 28 

Calendar 4 

Chemistry 30 

Clarke Memorial 13 

Commerce and Finance 24,31 

Costume Design 27 

Courses of Instruction: 

Junior College 26 

Accounting 31 

Aeronautics 36 

Algebra 36 

American Government 44 

Analytic Geometry 37 

Anatomy and Physiology .. 29 
Anatomy, Comparative 

Vertebrate 29 

Applied Chemistry 30 

Applied Music 38 

Appreciation and Analysis 

of Music 40 

Art 25,26,55 

Banking, Money and 32 

Biology 28 

Bookkeeping 47 

Business English 34 

Business Law 32 

Business Organization 31 

Calculus, Differential 37 

Chemistry 30 

Commercial Art 27 


Contemporary Religion 47 

Costume Design 27 

Descriptive Geometry 33 

Drawing 27,32 

Drawing, Engineering 32,33 

Ear Training 39,40 

Economics 31 

Economic Geography 31 

Economic Problems 31 

Engineering Drawing 32 

English, Business 34 

English, Composition 33 

English Literature 33 

Ensemble 39,40 

European History 35 

French 34,57 

French Conversation 34 

French Drama, 

19th Century 34 

Geography, Economic 31 

Geometry, Analytic 37 

German 35 

German Literature 36 

Harmony 39,40 

Harmony, Keyboard 39,40 

History, European 35 

History, U. S 36 

History and Appreciation 

of Art 27 

Illustration 53 

Interior Decoration 27 

Latin 58 

Law, Business 32 

Marketing 32 

Mathematics 36,58 

Medical Office Technique ... 29 

Medical Shorthand 49 

Medical Typewriting 48 

Money and Banking 32 

Music 26,37,61 

Music Appreciation 38 

Music History 40 


INDEX — Continued 


New Testament 46 

Office Practice 49 

Old Testament 46 

Organ 42 

Orientation 42 

Physics 43 

Physiology, Anatomy and 29 

Piano 40 

Piano Sight Playing 40 

Play Production 51 

Political Science 44 

Psychology 45 

Public Speaking 50,59 

Qualitative Analysis 30 

Religion, Contemporary 47 

Religions of Mankind 47 

Retail Salesmanship 32 

Salesmanship, Retail 83 

Secretarial Science 47 

Shorthand 48,49 

Shorthand, Medical 49 

Social Psychology 45 

Sociology 49 

Spanish 50 

Speech 50 

Spherical Trigonometry 37 

Stringed Instruments 40 
Trigonometry 36,37 

Typewriting 47 

Typewriting, Medical 48 

United States History 36 

Violin 41 

Voice 42 

Preparatory Department 57 

Cultural Influences 14 


Junior College 20 

Preparatory Department 52 

Directors, Board of 80 

Endowment 72 

English 33,55 


Expenses 75 

Faculty 5,16 

French 34,57 

General Information 10 

General Course 21 
Graduation Requirements: 

Junior College 52 

Preparatory Department 52 

(hounds and Buildings 11 

Gymnasium 12 

History 35 

Illustration 26 

Interior Decoration 27 

Library 17 

Loans 65 

Mathematics 36,58 

Medical Secretarial 21,25 

xMusic 37,60 

Organ 42 

Payments, Terms of 77 

Physical Education 42,43 

Physics 42 

Piano 40,41,61 

Prizes 70 

Religion 46 

Religious Influences IS 

Scholarships 65 

Secretarial Science 21,47 

Self-Help 69 

Spanish 50,60 

Special Information 73 

Stenographic 21,25 

Transfer Privileges 20 

Violin 41 

Voice 42 



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 

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

President John W. Long, D.D., LL.D. 

Williamsport Dickinson Seminary 

Williamsport, Pa.