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
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
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.
M. C. (Bti^ncJ
OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION
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
^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.
J\dala M. Stamp
Dean of Women.
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.
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.
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.
COMMITTEE ON STUDENT LIFE
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.
DAY DODGER'S CLUB
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.
TERRAPIN TRAIL CLUB
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.
THE OLD LINE
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.
THE M BOOK
A handbook for Freshman, published annu-
ally. Major positions are Editor and Business
COU.KGE VAUK CAMPUS
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
This group makes trips to Baltimore and
Annapolis and sings at various charity events.
MEN'S GLEE CLUB
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.
CLEE AND KEY
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
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.
THE TEN COMMAND^IENTS
1. Memorize the Ten Commandments and all
2. Wear the rat hat and the nameplate at all
3. Get the "hello" habit. (Maryland is a
4. Show proper respect for ui)pcrclassnien and
obey all reasonable requests.
5. Attend all campus activities, social as well
6. Learn Maryland songs and cheers. (Get
the Alary land spirit!)
7. Do not smoke on campus, except in tlie
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 Hi.ne Dottie Coseboom
L U. M. Rah Rah
U. M. Rah Rah
U. M. Rah Rah
U. M. Rah Rah
Team Team Team
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
Fight, Team, Figlit
5. Team Cheer
Team (medium) -
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.
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!
(Sing) Maryland will win!