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To the faculty who have devoted themselves 
untiringly, frequently at personal sacrifice, to the 
task of helping students to adjust themselves to 
the accelerated schedule, the Editors respect- 
fully dedicate this handbook. 

TKq 1^ diook 
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Editor-in-Chief Russell Schumacher 

Business Manager Dox Everson 


Jane Gambrill Janet Lingle 

Art O'Keefe Bob Spence 


When the College of Medicine was founded 
in Baltimore in 1807, the history of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland began. Rapidly expanding, 
the University added a Law School in 1823, a 
School of Dentistry in 1882, a School of Nurs- 
ing in 1889, and in 1904 absorbed the Maryland 
College of Pharmacy. 

The Maryland Agriculture College, the second 
agricultural college in the Western Hemisphere, 
was chartered in 1856 at the present site. In 
1862, the College became in part a State insti- 
tution with the passage of the Land Grant Act 
by the Congress of the United States. Later it 
btcame known as the Alaryland State College. 

By an act of tlic Statj Legislature in 1920, 
the University of Marjland was merged with 
the Maryland State College, and the resulting 
institution was given the name, the University 
of Maryland. 

The development of the University cannot be 
limited to these few historic dates. Its organi- 
zations, songs, traditions, and growtli in size 
and in importance, all comprise a part of the 
history of the University. The ''M" Book has 
been written to acquaint the incoming freshmen 
with the University; from this day forward you 
are a part of it. The future of the University 
depends on vou. .-/^c/i/i/ds 


The Jidministration Greets You 

Dr. Harry C. Byrd 
The University of Maryland is determined to 
carry on its regular program for civilian stu- 
dents, notwithstanding the educational work it 
is providing a thousand soldiers sent to the 
University under the Army Specialized Training- 
Program. Never hcfore have civilian students, 
both young men and young women, been so 
much in need of the highest type of education 
they could obtain. Especially is this true of 
young men. inasmuch as whatever preferment 

they may be able to win for themselves in the 
Army will depend solely on the thoroughness 
and value of the preparation that they ha\e. 
From this, it is easy to conciude that hard 
work by every student should be the order oi 
tlie hour. Attentiveness to duty, and loyalty 
to those concepts which have always been a 
part of America, should stimulate all to high 

Every student in the University has my best 
wishes for success. 

Yours sincerely, 

M. C. (Bti^ncJ 



T. B. Symons, Dean of College of Agriculture. 

L. B. Brougliton, Dean of Loilege of Arts and 

J. Freeman F3'le, Dean of College of Business 
and Public Admmistration. 

Arnold F. Joyal, Acting Dean of College of 

S. S. Steinberg, Dean of College of Engineering. 

M. Marie Mount, Dean of College of Honx 

James H. Reid, Acting Dean of Alen. 

Adele H. Stamp, Dean of Women. 

Alma H. Preinkert, Registrar. 

Edgar L. Long. Acting Director of Admis- 

H. C. Griswold, Lt. Col., Commandant and P. 
M. S. & T. 

Clarence W. Spears, Director of Pliysical Edu- 

Dean James H. Reid 

We are happy to welcome the new students 
as well as the returning upperclassmen. 

Although the University has changed some- 
what we want you to feel that it is still Mary- 
land and that you are a part of it. 

Your responsibilities will l)c more difficult 
than ever before and it is my sincere desire that 
all of you will feel free to call at my ofifice, 
at any time, and discuss any problems you may 


Yours sincerely. 
^arriQA. M. (Raid? 

Dean of Men. 

Dean Adele H. Stamp 

To you who are coming to our Campus during 
this critical period, a hearty welcome! You 
come to us at a time when much is being asked 
of our young people. May you who are on the 
campus "front" respond to the changing de- 
mands being made upon our institutions of 
higher learning in a manner worthy of Mary- 
land's best traditions. 

Seize upon this opportunity that is j^ours to 
build a better world. 

Yours sincerely, 

J\dala M. Stamp 

Dean of Women. 


to GJe 

Absences Dean of College, Dean's Office 

Admissions Dr. Long, Ad. Bldg. 

Athletic Books Miss Frotliingliam, Ad. Bldg. 

Athletics Dr. Spears, Ad. Bldg. 

Band Sgt. Siebeneichen, Gym- Armory 

Bills Mr. Cobey, Ad. Bldg. 

Dramatics Dr. Hale, Arts and Sciences Bldg. 

Employment Dean Reid, Ad. Bldg. 

Fraternities .. Robert Stockbridge, K. A. House 

Frosh Hats Book Store, Ad. Bldg. 

Glee Club Mr. Randall, Music Department 


Men's Dean Reid. Ad. Bldg. 

Women's Miss Leslie, Old Library Bldg. 

Meeting Rooms Dean Reid, Ad. Bldg. 

Orchestra Mr. Randall, Music Department 


Men's Dean Reid. Ad. Bldg. 

Women's Dean Stamp, Old Library Bldg. 
Study Dean or Advisor, Respective Off. 


Diamondback Les Bailey, Ad. Bldg. 

Terrapin Martha A. Cotterman, Ad. Bldg. 

Religious Life Dr. Gewehr, Commerce Bldg. 

Sororities Barbara Kephart, K. D. House 

Student Gov't Frances Pfeiffer, Ad. Bldg. 
Student Life Com Dr. White, Chem. Bldg. 

GJiudeni cJjoai^d 

Chairman Frances Pfeiffer 

First Vice Chainnan Jeanne Rudelius 

Second J Ice Chairman Bob Bishton 

Secretary-Treasurer Jane Boswell 

Replacing the class officers as the official 
representative of the undergraduate students, 
the Student Board was initiated into the stu- 
dent government set-up last February. 

Since the Board is a centralized agent, in 
contrast to the many class officers who for- 
merly held swa}^ it is possible for the members 
of the Board to coordinate as well as control 
the student activities w^hile w^orking in coopera- 
tion with the Student Life Committee. 

Meetings of the organization, which are open 
to the public are held regularly every Tuesday 
evening in the Student Lounge. Regular mem- 
bers of the Student Board include representa- 
tives from the active clubs and organizations 
on the campus. 

^Jyiclory. Lyouncil 

Bob Bishton Chairman 

DoTTiE CosEBOOM Vicc Chairman 

Marjorie Falk Secretary-Historian 

Ruth Startzman Treasurer 

University of Mar^'land students have organ- 
ized a victory council on this campus made up 
of students who are interested in helping the 
war effort even though they are in college. 
During the past they have sent thousands of 
cigarettes to boys in the service, brought about 
the donation of 500 pints of blood to the Red 
Cross, and purchased, through the students, 
three trainer planes for the army. They have 
an active organization and extensive program 
for this quarter. 



Chairman Dorotiiv Merkel 

J' ice Chairman Mary Reciixer 

Secretary Dorothy Coseboom 

Treasurer June Cameron 

The Women's Committee formulates and en- 
forces campus regulations concerning women 
students. The committee meets every Monday 
to discuss campus problems and, in cooperation 
with the Office of the Dean of Women, handles 
all matters pertaining to women students. 

Ofiujeul [/Iciu 


Associated with a college career are the Stu- 
dent Activities. These activities are the chan- 
nels through which the students and the ad- 
ministration are linked. The committee is 
headed by Dr. Charles E. White, and is main- 
tained for working out the individual problems 
of each organization. The Student Life Com- 
mittee urges the students to take part in the 
extra-curricular activities on the campus. The 
University is your community, and its prosperity 
is up to you. 


Under the capable direction of Dr. Charles 
B. Hale, the club holds tryouts early every fall 
for new students. Three of the four plays are 
free to students, and one is a "pay" play to 
raise funds for the organization. 


This club provides a means of adjustment 
and social life for those students who com- 
mute from home. The club holds one activity 
a month, including straw rides, picnics, beach 
parties, informal dances and an annual spring 
formal which proved to be one of the highlights 
of the campus social season. It also takes an 
active part in promoting a more representative 
form of student government on the campus. 
The club sponsors a transportation exchange 
enabling students to conserve gas and tires. 


Here are found the ardent outdoorites who 
traverse Marylands green fields and climb her 
mountains. Favorite pastimes are the week-end 
camping trips to places of historic interest. 




Les Bailey Editor-in-Chief 

JANE Gambrill Women's Editor 

Don Everso'N J^civs Editor 

Bob Spence Neisjs Editor 

A natural outgrowth for news of student 
affairs resulted in The Diamondback. It was 
founded in 1920 and has grown under the spon- 
sorship of the Student Government Association 
to a recognized collegiate paper. Stafif selec- 
tions are made from those students who show 
interest and ability in newspaper work. No 
previous experience is necessary. 


Jane Woooring Editor-in-Chief 

Arthur O'Keefe Associate Editor 

Betty Ring Associate Editor 

Although The Old Line was not functioning 
this quarter, it has hopes for future publication 
dates. It is a thirty-two page publication and 
is published six times a year. 1 he issues are 
varied between creative literary material and 


Martha Ann Cotterman Editor-in-Chief 

Elinor McDonnell Woman's Editor 

Bob Bishton Business Manager 

A record of the activities of the school year. 

with pictures and text, woven into a book oi 

memories for the future citizen. 


A handbook for Freshman, published annu- 
ally. Major positions are Editor and Business 





This group makes trips to Baltimore and 
Annapolis and sings at various charity events. 

Dr. Harlan Randall has led the club to out- 
standing success. They participated in a group 
concert given by the Associated Glee Clubs of 
America in the Maryland area, also this year 
they sang at the Washington Stage Door Can- 
teen and Walter Reed Hospital. 


A ver}^ active musical group which invites 
any student with previous experience to come 
out for the orchestra. Interested students 
should see Professor Randall in the music 


The band plays at football games, gives ex- 
hibition R. O. T. C. drills and performs at pep 
rallies. Each year the band gives a Spring 
Concert which is always well received. Fresh- 
man or transfer students with musical experi- 
ence who wish to join the University Band 
should contact Sergeant Siebeneichen. 

The Clef and Key Club presents a Varsity 
Show written and produced by its members in 
November, and an operetta in the Spring. 

Tryouts will be held and membership in the 
Clef and Key is offered to those students who 
are chosen for the productions and to those 
who help with the work behind the stage. 
Here is an opportunity for the young singer or 

(S/Lonoraries and L^lubi 

Among the various student organizations there 
are a number of departmental groups and hon- 
oraries which are open to the members of the 
University of Maryland. 

The Engineering College has the American 
Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American 
Society of Civil Engineers, the American Insti- 
tute of the Electrical Engineers, and the Amer- 
ican Society of Mechanical Engineers. Ihe 
Collegiate Chamber of Commerce and the Home 
Economics Club are organizations for the stu- 
dents interested in the respective fields; whereas 
the French, German, and Spanish Clubs pro- 
mote the advancement of interest in these lan- 
guages. The College of Agriculture sponsors 
the Future Farmers of America, the Farm Eco- 
nomics Club and the Block and Bridle Club, all 
of these organizations have as their goal the 
increase of student interest in technical groups. 

In addition to the former societies there are 
a number of honoraries on the campus which 
are dependent upon student scholarship and 
leadership abilities for their members. Each 
college has its honorary fraternity for its stu- 
dents. Besides these there are Phi Kappa Phi, 
senior scholastic honorary. Phi Eta Sigma, 
men's freshman honorary, and Alpha Lambda 
Delta, women's freshman honorary. The Latch 
Key Society is for managers and junior managers 
of major sports. Alpha Psi Omega and Pi Delta 
Epsilon are the dramatic and journalistic hon- 
oraries, respectively. The University leader- 
ship society for men is Omicron Delta Kappa, 
while that for women is Mortar Board. These 
societies are an important part of college life. 

(3f\eligioiis aJ-^ije 

Baptist Club Roberta Kells 

Canterbury Club Frances Pfeiffer 

Hillcl Foundation Rabbi Youngerman, 


Lutheran Club Russell Schumacher 

Nezvman Club Stanley Kotula 

Presbyterian Club Sydney \'enable 

// 'esley Club Marjorie Robie 

The seven religious clubs on campus are pre- 
sided over b}' the students with the help of 
faculty and religious advisors. The organiza- 
tions meet weekly or twice monthly throughout 
the quarter to hold devotional services among 
the students. Often the clubs cooperate to 
sponsor a campus religious gathering to which 
all students are invited. 

The Committee on Religious Affairs and So- 
cial Service cooperates with the Student Re- 
ligious Activities Council and with the local 
])astors in alTording various opportuni:ies for all 
students to deepen spiritual understandings, 
maintain home denominational ties, and culti- 
vate an appreciation of the higher values of life. 
Students are urged to affiliate themselves with 
their respective campus denominational clubs 
and to ascertain the identity of the spiritual 
advisor of their organizations. An Inter-de- 
nominational Bible Study Class meets each Sun- 
day morning on the campus. New students art 
cordially invited to join this class under the abk 
direction of Dr. EUv}n Smith, the Prcsljyterian 
University pastor. 


:^ ororiiies 

Barbara Kepiiart President 

Helen Biesecker Vice President 

Elizabeth Moxocrusos Secretary 

Jay Axdreae Treasurer 

The purpose of a Panhellenic Council is to 
l)roniote a feeling" of cooperation and unity 
among the ten national sororities on the campus. 
Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Kpsilon Phi, Alpha Omi- 
cron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta, 
Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa 
Gamma, Phi Sigma Sigma, and Sigma Kappa 
are the sororities represented at the University 
of Maryland. 

Ofifices in the council are rotated according 
to the year that each of the national organi- 
zations was founded on the Maryland campus. 
Each organization is represented by three of its 
members. Monthly meetings are held at the 
various sorority houses. This year Panhel 
plans to sponsor rotary dances at sorority 
houses every Saturday night. 

There will be a meeting concerning sorority 
rushing for all freshmen women on October 14. 
Dean Stamp, campus advisor for Panhel, will 
speak on this occasion. The Panhellenic secre- 
tary will also be present to answer any ques- 
tions about the sororities on campus. All phases 
of rushing — acceptance of invitations to rush 
functions, preference teas, and bids — will be 
handled through the Dean of Women's Office. 
IMedging will take place on October 26 at the 
sororitv houses. 




Although present conditions have shoved 
fraternities more and more into the background, 
tiiere can be little doubt that the aim and dream 
of many a freshman is still to attain member- 
ship in a great collegiate fraternity. 

To many this dream means luxury of living, 
a sense of superiority, a good time among 
brothers, and a shining pin to show the home 
folks. But even more important, it means 
closer companionship with other men of similar 
ideals who are pledged to raise the moral, edu- 
cational, and social standards of the group. 

Before long many of you will have the op- 
portunity to join one of these clubs. The oppor- 
tunities for you to benefit from these affilia- 
tions are numerous, but keep in mind that your 
decision will probably be one of the most im- 
portant that you have ever made. Many poten- 
tially fine men have been made or submerged 
by fraternities, so choose your course carefully. 

At present there are fifteen national fraterni- 
ties on the campus: Alpha Lambda Tau, Alpha 
Gamma Rho, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Sigma 
Phi, Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa 
Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma 
Nu, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Phi Alpha, Sigma Alpha 
Mu, Tau Epsilon Phi, and Theta Chi. Although 
many of them no longer occupy their houses, 
they are still striving to remain active. 

The governing body of the fraternities is the 
Interfraternity Council, composed of two repre- 
sentatives from each recognized frat on the 
campus. The Council, which also sponsors so- 
cial functions and sports, is headed by Bob 


Maryland is a charter member of the Southern 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which is 
made up of the major colleges in the South 
Atlantic coastal area. 

Varsity sports this year will include foot- 
ball, basketball, boxing, lacrosse, and ritie, and 
freshman are eligible for competition. Coach 
of football and head of the department of physi- 
cal education is Dr. Clarence Spears, while 
basketball is directed by Burton Shipley; boxing, 
Fausto Rubini; lacrosse, Al Heagy; and rifle, 
Lt. Col. Harland Griswold. 

AIucli attention and interest is centered on 
the football team this year, as it is the only 
collegiate eleven still competing in the Wash- 
ington area. This season finds a new coach at 
the helm in the person of Doctor Spears, who 
before coming here turned out great teams at 
West Virginia, Almnesota and Toledo Univer- 
sities. The team is still pretty much of an un- 
known quantity, with many freshmen in key 
positions. Although the Liners dropped their 
first contest, they sliowed up very well, and 
with a little more polishing and a lot more stu- 
dent backing indications are that they will be 
a pretty formidable aggregation. 

The basketball, boxing, and rifle squads have 
been consistently good, while the lacrosse team 
has rated first and second nationally for the 
past two years. 

Freshman who lack the necessary ability to 
compete in varsity sports will have an oppor- 
tunity to participate in an extensive intramural 
program offered by the physical education de- 

^J'l onicii s ^Hililelics 

Present conditions have led to an accelerated 
women's physical education program, under the 
able direction of Dr. Rachel Benton, head of 
the department. 

Dr. Benton has greatly revised the phys-ed 
curriculum, and physical training is required for 
all women who have entered the University 
since last fall. Emphasis this quarter will be 
placed largely on picture, body mechanics, and 
dancing. The first prerequisite of this program 
was a postal photograph taken of all freshmen 
women at registration. 

Because of the great emphasis placed on phys- 
ical education at the present time, two new 
courses in recreational activities and community 
and indu.-^trial activities have recently been 
scheduled for ph3's-cd majors. 

A new addition to the Field House, women's 
athletic headquarters, is a fully equipped room to 
be used in aiding the posture work. The equip- 
ment, furnished for the express purpose of im- 
proving health, will also be utilized in corrective 
gym classes. 

Probably one of the most important features 
of women's athletics is recent j^ears has been 
the Women's Recreational Association, which 
serves the recreational interests of all Maryland 
students. Its main function is to sponsor intra- 
murals and activities in all sports. As a social 
organinzation, WRA promotes swimming and 
skating parties, treasure hunts, hikes, and 
dances, under the direction of President Han- 
nah Stevens. 



In former years the Reserved Officers' Train- 
ing Corps had as its chief purpose the develop- 
ment of combat lieutenants w^ho would be need- 
ed in time of war. Since the present war 
started its purpose has necessarily been revised. 

Few of the male students entering college 
have stayed in school long enough to complete 
the four years of training necessary in prepara- 
tion for a second lieutenancy. In view of this 
fact the R. O. T. C. has become a course for 
preparing the students of the University for 
service in the armed forces. 

The course has been divided into Basic I and 
Basic II, which are taken in that order, each 
course taking three quarters. Every male stu- 
dent fulfilling the phj^sical and age requirements 
must take R. O. T. C. training. The course 
consists of three hours of lecture and two one- 
hour drill periods a week. 

It is expected that the War Department will 
continue to supply the University with sufficient 
uniforms and equipment to give the students a 
practical working knowledge of military mate- 
rials and methods. The supply of fire-arms 
has been limited to barely enough for class in- 
struction since the government recalled them 
more than a year ago. 

The office of Lt. Col. Harland Griswold, 
Commanding Officer at the University of Mary- 
land is on the first floor of the Admmistration 
Building. Capt. John Cassell, who is in charge 
of the R. O. T. C, has his office on the first 
floor of tlie Gym-Armory. 

cJxal cJxiile 

Attention, Freshmen ! ! ! ! 

You are now students at one of the great 
universities of the East, and as such you have 
been bequeathed the titles of "rats" and "rab- 

Since the uppcrclassmen cannot accept you 
until you have been duly initiated into the fine 
Maryland traditions, you will continue to be 
known as "rats" until ycu have proved your 
worth. Rats ! ! ! ! you must demonstrate that 
you are justly deserving of the privileges offered 
by a university education. 

According to proper tradition, the Sophomore 
Class takes it upon itself to assist in your orien- 
tation. a:id a few s'mnle rules have been laid 
down. It will be well for you to remember 
them: Carry the M Book with you at all times, 
memorize the Ten Commandments and all by- 
laws, get the "hello" habit (or suffer the con- 
sequences), and. in order to get the most out 
of your college life, take part in campus affairs 
and extra-curricular activities. 


1. Memorize the Ten Commandments and all 
the by-laws. 

2. Wear the rat hat and the nameplate at all 

3. Get the "hello" habit. (Maryland is a 
friendly University.) 

4. Show proper respect for ui)pcrclassnien and 
obey all reasonable requests. 

5. Attend all campus activities, social as well 
as athletic. 

6. Learn Maryland songs and cheers. (Get 
the Alary land spirit!) 

7. Do not smoke on campus, except in tlie 
Student Lounge. 

8. Do not cut campus. (You kill 999 blades of 
grass with each step.) 

9. Do not walk for any reason wdiatsoever on 
on Willow Oak Walk or the adjoining grass. 

10. Don't wear large prep or high school insig- 
nia. (You can't live on your past here.) 


L Freshman must carr}' the M-Book at all 

2. Freshman using the Arts and Science Build- 
ing must enter and leave by the front 
(nortli) entrance, first floor and basement. 

3. Freshman entering and leaving the Engi- 
neering Building must use the large East 

4. Fresliman entering and leaving the Admin- 
istration Building must not use the South 
Entrances. (Front and rear.) 

5. Freshman must not loiter more than two 
minutes on the Library steps. 

6. All Freshman Girls will wear their hair in 


Learn the songs and cheers of your school. 
Show your school spirit by cooperating with 
your cheer leaders and attending all football 
games and other athletic events. Don't be 
afraid to really give out on these cheers. 


DoDV SciiEXE Edith Scales 

Elizabeth Dottie Coseboom 


L U. M. Rah Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 

U. Rah 

M. Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 

(Whistle) Boom 

Team Team Team 

2. Swing 

AT! M! M-A-R-Y 

L! L! L-A-N-D 



Fight, Team, Fight 

3. Red Hot Yell 

Our team is red liot 
Our team is red hot 
Our team is red hot 
Red Hot Red Hot 
Red Hot 

4. Sway 

Mary Land 

Fight, Team, Figlit 

5. Team Cheer 

Team (soft) 
Team (medium) - 
Team (loud) 


Alma Mater 

Hail, Alma Mater, 

Hail to thee, Maryland — 

Steadfast in loyalty 

For thee we stand. 

Love for the Black and Gold 

Deep in our hearts we hold. 

Singing thy praise forever 

Throughout the land. 

Sons of Old Maryland 

Sons of Old Maryland, 
Old Maryland needs you! 
Stand by your colors, boys. 
And to them e'er be true! 
Fight for Old Maryland 
Old Liners, Stand! 
Defenders of the Black and Gold 
Throughout the land. 

Victory Song 

Maryland, we're all behind you; 
Wave high the B'lack and Gold, 
For there is nothing half so glorious 
As to see our men victorious; 
We've got the team, boys, 
We've got the steam, boys. 
So keep on fighting, don't give in! 

(Shout) M-A-R-Y-L-A^N-D! 

(Sing) Maryland will win!