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. . . whose sturdy bronze body symbolizes the Mary- 
land spirit not only on the campus but also across the 
seas where Maryland men are giving their lives for their 
ideals and their Maryland. 

Because he stands for the finest of the University's 
activities and for the great glories of the past and the 
greater glories of the future of Maryland, we, the edi- 
tors of this manual for freshmen, humbly dedicate the 

M Book. '^ach^ 

Editor-in-Chief l(Q^/J.Zii-^- Wilson Schmidt 

Business Manager Barbara George 

Associate Editor Jean Rowley 

Art Editor Betty Bowles 

Kitty Briggs Jaxf Morgan Dottie Coseboom 

Arthur O'Keei e Pat Coyle Betty Ring 

Esther Jackson Bob Spence Ed Lord 

Ann Troxell Jean W-'arfield 



"Hail, Alma Mater 
Hail to thee Maryland 
Steadfast in loyalty 
For thee ue stand." 

In these words are echoed the sentiments of every 
student of the University of Maryland, past, present 
and future. The students of the past who have gradu- 
ated cherish many tender memories of their beloved 
Alma Mater; those of the present are striving to make 
in the University more improvements that will be en- 
joyed by those of the future. 

When the College of Medicine was founded in Balti- 
more in 1807, the history of the University of Mary- 
land began. Rapidly expanding, the University added a 
School of Law in 1823, a School of Dentistry in 1882, 
a School of Nursing in 18 89, and, in 1904, observed the 
Maryland College of Pharmacy. 

The Maryland State College was chartered in 1856 
under the name of the Maryland Agriculture College, the 
second agriculture college in the Western Hemsiphere. 
In 18 62, the College became in part a State institution 
with the passage of the Land Grant Act by the Con- 
gress of the United States. 

By an act of the State Legislature in 1920, the Uni- 
versity of Maryland was merged with the Maryland 
State College, and the resulting institution was given 
the name, the University of Maryland. 



Not only in dates and facts do we find the history 
of the University of Maryland, but in the lasting tradi- 
tions which have been built up by those before us. Old 
grads never think of Maryland without remembering 
Willow Walk — in the spring and in the fall , . . Testudo 
the Tcrp faithfully symbolizing Maryland . . . the tun- 
nel on. the Library Green — ask your date its tradition! 
... the Rosshoroiigh hut — a reminder of a proud his- 
tory and the Rossborough Dances — now a pleasant mem- 
ory and a future hope . . . Wednesday Night After- 
Dinner Dances — informal fun . . . The All University 
Night and the Varsity Show — written and produced by 
the students . . . Homecoming with its floats, cheers, 
and football excitement . . . "Hello" Habit — friendly 
way of getting acquainted . . . The Paint Branch Tug 
of War — Sophomores against the freshmen . . . Ann 
Arundel — named for the lovely wife of Cecil Calvert, 
Second Lord Baltimore . . . Margaret Brent — bearing 
the name of the high spirited, vivacious crusader for 
women's rights . . . May Day with its Queen, singing, 
maypole dancing and Mortar Board tapping ... a 
tribute from the Junior to the Senior Women. 

As the campus buildings are a part of the University 
of Maryland, so are these traditions. Know them and be 
proud of them. 


Friday, October 6 — Registration Begins 

7:3 Dean of Men's Meeting 

Dean of Women's Meeting 

8:15 Student Board Meeting 

Saturday, October 7 — 

6:3 Student Sing 

Sunday, October 8 — 

6:30 Religious Life Reception 

Monday, October 9 — Instruction Begins 

4:30 Pan Hellenic Meeting for 


Autumn Carnival Weekend 

Friday, October 13 — 

7:3 Pep Rallv 

9:00 Freshman Mixer 

Friday, October 14 — 

8:15 Football, West Virginia 

Friday, October 20 — 

9:00 I.S.U. — Freshman Night 

Friday, November 3 Football, University of Vir- 

Thursday, November 23 Thmksgiving Holiday 

Friday, December 22 Closing Date, Fall Quarter 


Januarv 5-6 Registration 

Monday, January 8 Instruction Begins 

Thursday, February 22 Washington's Birthday 


Sunday, Marih 25 Observance of ?\Inryland Day 


March 26, 27, 28, 29 — Examinations 







Students registering in the University of Maryland for 
the first time, as well as those already here, are con- 

fronted with problems that, in one sense, are more dif- 
ficult than students have in any previous year faced; 
but, on the other hand, greater opportunities for 
achievement exist for those that can meet these problems 

Youth in all ages has faced such difficulties but the 
greater the difficulties, the greater the opportunities for 
those that have courage and are willing to work. In 
other words, instead of facing a black future, never be- 
fore in the history of America have such great possi- 
bilities of leadership and achievement been immediately 
before us. Prizes of almost untold wealth are waiting 
just in the offing to be won. Whether or not you who 
are entering the University this fall will grasp some of 
these prizes depends solely upon you. 

In entering the University you are accepting respon- 
sibility for acquiring education and training which will 
enable you to go out and render satisfying service to 
the people of your communities, to the state, and to the 
Nation. To render such service is the factor which de- 
termines success in life, is the factor which will deter- 
mine whether or not you will live a life satisfying to 
yourself and of worth to others. 

Some of you may, through lack of courage, through 
unwillingness to work hard enough to perform your 
daily tasks, fall by the wayside, and fail. Many of you, 
I feel sure the large majority, will go on to become 
successful men and women and win for yourselves places 
as outstanding leaders. It is for you to decide in which 
class you will spend your life, that of the failure or 
that of the man or woman who stands in the forefront 
among his fellow citizens. 


The University of Maryland welcomes you; its facil- 
ities and its help are at your disposal. Make the best of 
them, and, if ever you feel the need of my advice, re- 
member that my office door always stands open. 


C. Byrd, 



A hearty welcome to both new and returning stu- 
dents! We are always glad to welcome the upperclass- 
men back to the campus and look forward with genuine 
pleasure to an association with those students who are 
entering the University for the first time. 


You are now a part of the University of Maryland and 
we want you to feel at home here. You will be expected 
to maintain satisfactory academic standing. In addition, 
we hope you will take part in extra-curricular activities 
and engage in wholesome recreation. In the years to 
come, there will be a need for clear, logical thought 
and honest, capable leadership. 

It is my wish that you will feel free to call at my 
office at any time to discuss any problem you may have. 

James H. Reid, 

Dean of Men. 



To you who are coming to our Campus during this 
critical period, a hearty welcome. You come to us dur- 
ing the greatest conflict the world has ever known. 
Democracy is at stake, and daily young men, your 
countrymen, are giving their lives that we may continue 
to be a free people. No sacrifice is too great and I 
know that you as young college men and women will 


[adly make any sacrihce that is asked of you. 

Adele H. Stamp, 
Dean of Women. 




Each year it is the custom of the Chairman of the 
Student Board to welcome all new students to the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. In this capacity I am glad to 
have this occasion to welcome you as you enter our 
college community. 

To launch a successful and well-rounded college ca- 
reer may I suggest first of all that you become oriented 
to your academic program — then enter into the various 
student activities that are offered. 

You are entering the University at a time when some 
college traditions have been set aside, but begin your 
college career with an increasing pride of what has 
been done and what will be done at the University of 

I particularly hope you will participate in student 
activities, especially those sponsored by the centralizing 
organization, the Student Board. There will be pep 
rallies and football games; there will be dances and 
plays; there will be War Bond Campaigns and Rjj 
Cross Blood Drives. But all these will exist only if you 
show your desire to carry on the outstanding work of 
the upperclassmen. 

Every student is urged to avail himself of all the 
facilities offered on campus. Students, faculty and Ad- 
ministration Officials are working together to help you. 
It is up to you to enter into the University community 
with its democratic ways of living. 


Set a high goal for yourself — remember the future of 
the University looks to you. Give it your best and 
your college days will bring the best to you. 

Dotty Douglas, 
Chairman of Student Board. 


Dr. Harry C. Byru, President 
Dean T. B. Symons, College of Agriculture 
Dean J. F. Pyle (Acting), College of Arts and Sciences 
Dean J. F. Pyle, College of Business and Public Ad- 
Dean A. E. Joyal (Acting), College of Education 
Dean S. S. Steinberg, College of Engineering 
Dean M. Marie Mount, College of Home Economics 
Dean J. H. Rrio (Acting), Dean of Men 
Dean Adele H. Stamp, Dean of Women 
Alma H. Preinkert, Registrar 
Edgar F. Long, Acting Director of Admissions 
H. C. Griswold, Lt. Col., Commandant and P. M. S. 

and T. 
Coach C. W. Spears, Director of Physical Education 
Charles Bfnton, Comptroller 


student lioKiAd 



Under the Provisional Government Constitution es- 
tablished in February, 1943, the Student Board has be- 
come the centralizing agent of all student activities and 
organizations on campus. Working with the Student 
Life Committee, the Board coordinates the student social 
program for each quarter. Meetings of the Student 
Board, held every Tuesday evening in the Student Lounge 
of the Administration Building, are open to all stu- 


Article I. This provisional organization shall be 
known as the Student Board of the University of Mary- 
land, and it shall be the policy-forming organ of the 
students of the University of Maryland. 

Article II. The purpose of this organization will 
be to provide a suitable transitional organization for 
the students of the University during this period of 

Article III. The Student Board shall be both execu- 
tive and legislative, and shall consist of the following 

A. The Student Chairman, who shall be a ninth or 
tenth quarter student, have an overall two point average, 
elected by the student body at large for two quarters, 
and who shall be the recognized student representative 
of the University. 

B. Women's Member at Large, who shall be a ninth 
or tenth quarter woman, have an overall two point 
average, be elected by the student body at large for 
two quarters, and who shall serve as corresponding secre- 
tary and Student Board treasurer. 


C. First Vice-Chairman, who shall be a ninth or 
tenth quarter student, have an overall two point average, 
be elected by the student body at large for two quarters, 
and who shall succeed the Student Chairman for the 
termination of office need he vacate his oflfice. He is to 
be the Parliamentarian and constitutional authority for 
the Student Board. 

D. Second Vice-Chairman, who shall be a seventh or 
eighth quarter student, have an overall two point aver- 
age, be elected by the Student body at large for two 
quarters, and who shall succeed to the Student Chair- 
manship need the Student Chairman and the First Vice- 
Chairman vacate their office. He is to be the docu- 
mentary liason officer between the Student Board and 
the Student Chairman of the succeeding Student Board. 
In this capacity, in addition to other duties, he must 
read and countersign all duplicate copies of executive and 
legislative papers. 

E. The Cadet Colonel of the Regiment, ex-officio. 

F. The President of the Women's League, ex-officio. 

G. The President of the Panhellenic Council, ex- 

H. The President of the Interfraternity Council, ex- 

I. The Editor of the student paper, ex-officio. 

J. The Chairman of the Victory Council, appointed. 

K. The Dean of Men or his representative with no 
vote, to represent his office and act as advisor to mem- 
bers of the Student Board. 

L. The Dean of Women or her representative with 
no vote, to represent her office and act as advisor to 
the members of the Student Board. 


Article IV. The Victory Council shall be a stand- 
ing committee of the Student Board. The Chairman 
of the Victory Council shall be appointed by the Stu- 
dent Chairman with the advice and consent of the 
Student Board. 

Article V. The Student Board shall meet at least 
once a week at the time and place designated by the 
Student Chairman. 

Section I. Special meetings may be called at the 
request of six of the members of the Student Board. 

Section II. All announced meetings will be open to 
the student body. 

Article VI. The Constitution of the Student Board 
may be amended by unanimous vote of all its members. 

Article VII. The Student Board with the advice 
and consent of the Dean of Men will appropriate the 
activities fee among the various organizations, as it sees 

Article VIII. All elections shall be on a two quar- 
ter basis and shall be held at least a month before the 
end of the second quarter in such a manner as prescribed 
by the Student Board. When vacancies not covered by 
this special provision occur, a special election may be 
called by the Student Board. 

Article IX. When the Student Board shall decide 
by the three-fourths vote that this provisional govern- 
ment is no longer appropriate, they shall provide for a 
Student Seminar to devise a new Constitution which shall 
be submitted to the students for ratification by a ma- 
jority vote. 



Article I. A quorum shall consist of seven members 
of the Student Board not including the Dean of Men, 
the Dean of "Women, or their representatives. 

Article II. The Student Chairman is empowered 
to appoint administrators from both the Student Board 
and the student body at large to the offices necessary 
to carry out activities and programs relative to the 
students' interests and welfare. 

Article III. Members of the Student Board who are 
absent from three consecutive meetings without valid 
excuse will be dropped from the Board membership. 

Article IV. Any member of the Student Board may 
be impeached and removed from the Board by unani- 
mous vote of the other members. 

Article V. Robert's Rules of Order will be followed 
by the Student Board on all questions of parliamentary 
procedure or questions not covered by the Special Pro- 
vision and By-Laws. 

Article VI. These By-Laws may be amended by a 
majority vote of all of the members of the Student 


chairman Dottie Coseboom 

V ice-Chairman Marjorie Falk 

Secretary Jane Plitt 

Treasurer Barbara George 


A committee of the Student Board was organized in 
1941 to coordinate the war effort of Maryland students. 
This group became the Student Victory Council, made 
up of voluntary members. 

Last year bond drives sponsored thirteen trainers for 
tke Army Air Forces, cigarettes were sent overseas, and 
scrap was collected bi-monthly. 

Under the Student Victory Council a Red Cross unit 
handles all Red Cross work. Blood drives are held 


Presideiii Mary Rechner 

Vice-President Jean Martin 

Secretary Dottie Coseboom 

Treasurer . June Cameron 

Campus regulations concerning women students are 
both formulated and enforced by the Women's League. 
At League meetings every Monday, campus problems 
are discussed and are handled with the advice of the 
Dean of Women's office. 


Last spring a committee was established by the Stu- 
dent Board to handle all Student Board Dances. The 
chairman, Pat Coyle, supervises work done by other 
members in getting chaperones, publicity, decorations, 
and all are assisted by volunteer workers. 



chairman Dotty Douglas 

First Y ice-Chairman ...Les Smith 

Second Vice -Chair man Elinor McDonnell 

Women's Member at Large Shirley Wilson 

Cadet Colonel of the Regiment...^ William Scull 

President of Women's League... Mary Rechner 

President of Panhellenic Council Dottie Coseboom 

President of Interfraternity Council Bob Spence 

Chairman of Victory Council Dottie Coseboom 

Editor of the Diamondhack Bob Spence 



Stude4d AdtiuUi^ 



Above all Student Activities on the Maryland campus 
is the Student Life Committee. This committee, headed 
by Dr. Charles E. White, is organized to assist the stu- 
dents with any problems which may arise in their extra- 
curricular activities. Besides aiding in the orientation of 
the new students, the committee approves all newly 
formed organizations that wish to represent the Uni- 

The committee is particularly interested in having 
a well-rounded social and activities program so that all 
students may join a club and take part in campus life. 

Pi4JUuxUlOHA> \ \\_ \ 



Editor-in-Chief Bob Spence 

Women's Editor Betty Ring 

News Editor Ann Troxell 

Feature Editor Otts McDharmon 

Founded in 1920, The Diamondback provides an out- 
let for student journalistic endeavors and provides a 
firmer connecting link between the various student as- 
sociations. It does this by informing the campus at 


large of their various activities, and also the other 
events of importance that occur weekly. 

The Diamondback has grown under the sponsorship of 
the Student Government Association to a leading weekly 

At the beginning of the fall quarter meetings are held 
for new freshmen who are interested, and staff selections 
are made from thoie students who show interest and 
ability in newspaper work. 

Offices are in the basement of the Administration 


Co-Editors Elinor McDonnell 

Betty Jenkins 

Managing Editor Jane Grigsby 

Women's Editor Genie Simmons 

Business Manager Barbara Kephart 

In the Terrapin, t-he University Yearbook, the various 
student editors present for the students pictures of 
actual college events and the other highlights of the 
school year. 

The pictures and text are so woven together that they 
afford an interesting book of memories for the future 

The student appointments are made in the same man- 
ner as those of the other publications; that is, the stu- 
dents who are interested in working are the students 

The Terrapin offices arc found in the basement of the 
Administration Building. 




The University maintains a Faculty Gammittee on Re- 
ligious affairs and Social Service, which in cooperation 
with the Student Inter-Faith Council, undertakes to di- 
rect the religious interests of the student body on a 
inter-denominational basis. 

The Student Inter-Faith Council is called together by 
the Chairman of the Religious Life Committee when 
there is some business concerning the cooperation of the 
various religious groups. The Council plans monthly in- 
terdenominational meetings, makes recommendations for 
programs, brings speakers to the campus, makes plans 
for the observance of religious festivals, plans large 
inter-faith meetings, and sponsors the playing of carols 
on the campus at Christmas. The Student Inter-Faith 
Council consists of the following members: Elaine Kid- 
well, Pvt. Ralph Larson, Dorraine Russell, Ed Lord, 
Daniel Nitzberg, Mary Finn, and Jean Warfield. 

The Faculty Committee has the following members: 
Chairman, Miss Rosalie Leslie, Dr. Wesley Gewehr, Dr. 
Charles White, Dr. Malcolm Haring, Miss Marian John- 


son, Mr. Arthur Hamilton, Miss Edna McNaughton, 
Dr. Harlan Randall, and Dean James Reid. 


Every Thursday evening the Baptist Student Union 
holds a Bible Study Group. A 12:10 prayer meditation 
meeting is held daily just before the luncheon hour to 
provide a means of daily inspiration for Baptist students 
as well as for students of other denominations who 

To the incoming Baptist freshmen, the club extends 
its warmest welcome and a desire to be of any assist- 
ance possible. 


President Carroll Eads 

Vice-PresiJent Harriett Ford 

Secretary Betty Gamble 

Treasurer Ann Troxell 

The Canterbury Club, formerly the Episcopal Club, 
carried on a full program of combined religious and 
social life. The Rev. Nathaniel C. Acton, Club Ad- 
visor, sponsored discussions, and secured interesting guest 
speakers. The Club extends a welcome to all to come 
and meet in friendly harmony. 


The newest religious group on the campus is the 
Christian Scientist Group. Headed by Joanne Edwards, 
the club meets every Monday evening at 6:45 in the 
Rossborough Inn. 



The Executive Board of the Hillel Foundation is com- 
posed of representatives from the Jewish Fraternities, 
Daydodgers Club, dormitories, and the soldiers on cam- 
pus. The Executive Board is headed by Chairman 
Daniel Nitzberg. 

All Jewish students interested should contact Rabbi 
Albert Yarow. 


President Elaine Kidwull 

Vice-President Gil Bohn 

Treasurer Ruth Curran 

The Lutheran Club meets the second and fourth 
Wednesday of every month in the Dean of Women's 
Lounge at 7 P. M. In these meetings vigorous denomi- 
national programs are carried out. All fresh- 
men are cordially invited to belong to this club. 


President Louise Burke 

Vice-President Jean Daley 

Secretary Kathleen Shaughnessy 

Treasurer Mary Finn 

The Newman Club is the Catholic Club on the cam- 
pus. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every 
month at 7:00 in the Old Library Lounge. Guest 
speakers come to the meetings. 



President Grace Enfield 

The Presbyterian Club meets every Thursday in the 
Old Library Lounge. Regular meetings and social gath- 
erings are held for the purpose of coordinating the re- 
ligious activity of Presbyterian students. 


President Ed Lord 

Secretary Betty Fell 

Treasurer Otts McDearmon 

The Wesley Club is the active club on behalf of all 
Methodist students on the campus. The club holds 
regular meetings and social gatherings. All Methodist 
freshmen are invited. 

<^ootii<fUt euL 

footlight club 

President Bobbie McKeb 

Vice-President ToNi Call 

Secretary... .: .. Kay Weston 

Treasurer -^ Louise Owings 

Stage Manager .-^^ . .. Jack Frost 


The Footlight Club, one of the largest and most ac- 
tive organizations on the campus, is for those interested 
in the theatre. This includes not only acting, but set 
building, scenery painting, make-up, directing, props, and 
business transacting. 

The club presents one major production every quar- 
ter. Between plays, the members put on workshop pro- 
ductions for their own experience. Last year the Foot- 
light Club presented three full-length plays — The Silver 
Cord, by Sidney Howard; The Damask Cheek, by John 
Van Druten; and Cry Havoc, by Arthur Kenwood. The 
latter, an action story of nurses on Bataan, complete 
with air raid sirens and bursting bombs, was the first 
play presented under the direction of the Speech De- 
partment and set a new standard in Footlight produc- 

There are two ways of gaining membership in the 
Footlight Club — by trying out your dramatic ability, or 
by doing backstage work. Experience is not necessary. 
Watch for posters announcing Footlight tryouts and 
come on out and sign up. 




SMAC, the coordinating body of all musical activities, 
is composed of the president and the treasurer of the 
Concert Orchestra, the Women's Chorus, the Men's Glee 
'Club, and Clef and Key. 


Plans arc being made for the next Varsity Show, 
which will be written and produced by the members 
of Clef and Key. 

Membership in Clef and Key is given to the students 
who are selected, following their tryouts, for the produc- 
tion and also to those who are in the stage crew. 


Wanda Pelczar President 

Jean Daly Vice-President 

HoRTENSE Bunting . Secretary 

Mary Lu Snyder Treasurer 

The Women's Chorus is one of the most active cam- 
pafs organizations, giving concerts at such places as the 
Naval Academy at Annapolis and the Stage Door Can- 
teen in Washington. 


Any interested woman student should see Professor 
Randall in the Music Building. 


Although the membership of the Men's Glee Club 
has been reduced, the director, Dr. Randall, has made 
plans to bring it back to its former status, which was. 
when the club made the semi-finals in the National Col- 
lege Glee Club competition conducted by Chesterfield 
Pleasure Time. 

All men students are asked to contact Dr. Randall 
and come to rehearsals, if interested. 


Sergeant Otto Siebeneichen Band Master 

Together with the R.O.T.C. Band, Sergeant Sieben- 
eichen hopes to have an all-student band as in former 

All students having had previous training are in- 
vited to join these bands. Contacts should be made 
with Sergeant Siebeneichen in the basement of Sylvester 


During- the past year the Student Concert Orchestra 
has given nur .^jous evening concerts besides playing for 
Commencement Ex-^rcises, May Day, orchestral back- 
ground for Footlight Crul' productions, and various 
other occasions. Any student having previously studied 
an instrument, is invited to come out for rehearsals. 



President - Dottie Coseboom 

Vice-President Jane Adams 

Secretary Marty Hughes 

Treasu rer Virginia Molden 

The Panhellenic Council is composed of three repre- 
sentatives from each of the eleven national sororities on 
•campus, working together to promote a feeling of co- 
•operation and unity. Offices rotate among the sororities 
according to their founding dates on campus. Meetings 
•are held regularly each month at the various sorority 
liouses, and special meetings may be called. 

Formal rushing will begin October 21, and actual 
dates of parties and rush rules are presented in the Pan- 
hellenic booklet. 

There will be a meeting for all freshmen women in- 
terested in rushing on October 9. At tb-": time all 
prospective rushees will pay their $1.00 --,gistration fee, 
and Dean Stamp, campus PanheJleiiic advisor, will speak. 
The Panhellenic secretary »-iil also be present to answer 
any questions about sororities. Pledging will take place 
October 31. 


Alpha Delta Pi Gamma Phi Beta 

Alpha Epsilon Phi Kappa Delta 

Alpha Omicron Pi Kappa Kappa Gamma 

Alpha Xi Delta Phi Sigm* Sigma 

Delta Delta Delta Pi Beta Phi 

Sigma Kappa 


President Bob Spence 

Vice-President Charles Winn 

Secretary Dick Bozman 

Treasurer Dick Spencer 

The Interfraternity Council was founded at the Uni- 
versity in 1926 for the purpose of maintaining har- 
monious relations between the fraternities and the Uni- 
versity and between the fraternities themselves. Super- 
vision of rushing and improvement of the fraternity 
system at Maryland are the Council's specific duties. 

Membership of the Council consists of the president 
and an elected delegate from each of the fraternities 
now functioning who are members of the organizaiton. 

Informal Friday night dances and formal affairs held 
quarterly are the outstanding social events sponsored by 
the Council. Only fraternity members and pledges are 
allowed to attend. 


Maryland has the following fraternities on campus: 

Alpha Epsilon Pi Phi Delta Theta 

Alpha Gamma Rho Phi Kappa Sigma 

Alpha Lambda Tau Phi Sigma Kappa 

Alpha Tau Omega (inactive) 

Delta Sigma Phi Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Kappa Alpha Sigma Alpha Mu 

Lambda Chi Alpha Sigma Chi 

(inactive) Sigma Nu 

Phi Alpha (inactive) Tau Epsilon Phi 
Theta Chi 


f resident Sammy Brooks 

Vice-Presideut Ann Troxell 

Secretary-Treasurer Ruth Wiles 

The Independent Students' Union, founded in May, 
1944, is the most recently organized group on campus. 
A need for such a club, designed for students who are 
not members of social fraternities and sororities, has 
long been felt. Not until this year, however, were any 
definite steps toward organization taken, when a few 
students, under the direction of Phyllis Whitcomb, 
formed the Independent Council, and laid plans for a 
permanent society. In August, 1944, the constitution 
of the ISU was formally accepted by the Student Life 
Committee, and the club given representation on the 
Student Board. 

The ISU is not in competition with long-established 
social organizations. Instead, its pvirposes are to pro- 


vide group social activities for non-fraternity and non- 
sorority students, to encourage participation in extra- 
curricular activities, and to promote cooperation among 
campus organizations. 

New officers are to be elected in the fall. 


President _ Virginia T. BiiAN 

Vice-President Samuel H. Brooks 

Secretary-Treasurer Mary Lou Matassa 

The Daydodgers Club is an organization of those 
students who commute to the University. It facilitates 
their transportation, provides programs of social activ- 
ity, and gives them a voice in student affairs. All stu- 
dents eligible for this organization are requested to sign 
up during registration. 


President Vera Hartman 

The French Club functions for those students who 
desire to speak French fluently and have a distinctive 


interest in French culture. Such entertainment as 
French movies, plays, or teachings are offered at each 


Presideni Barbara George 

This club not only tends to advance interest in the 
Spanish language but also to provide information and 
entertainment in connection with the Spanish speaking 
countries in South America. 


Presideni Barbara Seviouk 

Just organized last fall, the Psychology Club was 
established to provide an opportunity for psychology 
majors and other students interested in the field to make 
practical applications of their learnings in psychology. 
Inform.i! discussions and outstanding lectures are held 
at the meetings. 


President Mel Cohen 

Vice-President , _ Harry Kahn 

Secretary-Treasurer Paul Goldberg 

The AIChE is a student branch of the national pro- 
fessional chemical engineers' society, open to all senior, 
junior, and sopohomore chemical engineering students. 
It was founded as the Chemical Engineers' Club and 
was accepted into the national society four years ago. 


Meetings are held in cooperation with the other engi- 
neering clubs. 


President Carl Crone 

Vice-President Leslie Smith 

Secretary . Edward Zeigler 

Treasurer Philip Brewer 

The ASCE is the Maryland student chapter of the 
professional civil engineering society. All civil engi- 
neering students of the sophomore, junior, and senior 
classes are eligible for membership. This is the oldest 
of the six professional engineering societies. 


President William Scull 

Vice-President Arthur Ballard 

Secretary-Treasurer William Talbott 

The national professional society for electrical engi- 
neers is represented on the Maryland campus by the 
AIEE. The purpose of this club is to promote fellow- 
ship among the junior and senior electrical engineering 
3tudents eligible for membership. Meetings consists of 
a separate business session and technical lectures or 
movies held with the other engineering clubs. 



President Douglas Cooke 

Vice-President Arnold Seigel 

Secretary Roberta Flanigan 

Treasurer ._ William Kise 

Largest of the engineering groups at Maryland, hav- 
ing AST as well ai civilian students among its memberj, 
the student branch of the ASME now holds its meetings 
jointly with the other engineering clubs. The Mechan- 
ical Engineering department of the University is the 
headquarters, with Dr. John E. Younger as chairman, 
of the Aviation Section of the ASME. 


President Dorothy Foster 

Vice-President -__._Jane Englebach 

Secretary Phyllis Palmer 

Treasurer. Margaret Snouffer 

The Home Economics Club, open to all its students 
and those in Home Economics Education, was organized 
to create interest in Home Economics and its allied sub- 
jects on the Maryland campus. The activities include 
social functions, speakers, of various fields of interest, 
and participation in war work. 



President Kay Weston 

Vice-President.. ...Lois Mendum 

Secretary Jane Hershey 

Treasurer Mary Jane Rodgers 

Publicity Director Julie M yerly 

The Art Club, one of the newest and fastest growing 
organizations on campus, is open to students interested 
in all forms of art. Meetings are held every week. 


Honorary fraternities are organized to recognize work 
well done in many fields. There are fifteen such soci- 
eties on campus, and fourteen of them are chapters of 
national groups. Most of them tap advanced students, 
juniors or seniors, as a climax to their college work. 


President Wanda Pelczar 

Vice-President Bobbie Mckee 

Secretary Ruth Lingle 

Treasurer Vivian Pruitt 

Historian Betty Ring 

Social Chairman Elinor McDonnell 

Scholarship Chairman Dottv Douglas 


Membership in Mortar Board is one of the highest 
honors that a woman student can receive. Eligibility 
is based upon outstanding scholarship, leadership, and 
service. Only juniors are eligible. Tapping ceremonies 
are held every other quarter, at which time the mem- 
bers are presented their pins, a small black mortar 


Secretary-Treasurer Dean Jambs H. Reid 

Omicron Delta Kappa is a men's national honor so- 
ciety that recognizes outstanding leadership and ability 
in scholarship, athletics, social and religious activities, 
publications and various cultural activities that go to 
make up college life. 

The Omicron Delta Kappa eligibility code is the 
guiding factor in the selection of new members by the 
active circle. Those elected to membership are recog- 
nized by a public meeting. 

During war time, the faculty members keep the circle 
active, and assist the active members in tapping the new 


Lenna L. Gross Secretary 

Those seniors who show general excellence of charac- 
ter and outstanding scholarship, and arc in the upper 
ten per cent of their colleges, are eligible for member- 
ship in Phi Kappa Phi. 



The University of Maryland chapter of Alpha Lambda 
Delta, national freshmen women's honor society, was 
chartered in 1932. Freshmen women who make a 3.5 
average in their first quarter, or an average of 3.5 for 
their freshman year, are eligible for membership. 


Ed Lord President 

Phi Eta Sigma is the national freshmen men's hoaor 
society. Freshmen who make a 3.5 average in their 
first quarter, or an average of 3.5 in their freshman 
year, are eligible for membership. 

Naiional Honorary Engineering Fraternity 

National Honorary Home Economics Fraternity 

National Professional Chemical Fraternity 

Honorary Bacteriology Society 

National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity 

National Honorary Education Fraternity 

National Honorary Commerce Fraternity 

National Honorary Journalistic Fraternity 

Honorary Women's Recreational Society 

National Honorary Accounting Fraternity 



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The Military Department is one of the most impor- 
tant influences in the life and activity of every male 
student at the University of Maryland. It is a required 
course for all male, physically fit freshmen and sopho- 
more students under 26 years of age. Without thii 
military training you cannot graduate from the Uni- 

Until 1916, the institution was a military school, and 
since the War Department has maintained a senior In- 
fantry into which for every year since its beginning, it 
has awarded the coveted rating of "generally excellent." 
This is signified by a blue star worn on the right sleeve 
of every Maryland cadet. Before the war, a Signal 
Corps unit was functioning, but it has become inactive 
until the war is over. 

The primary mission of the ROTC is the production 
of second lieutenants for combat duty. Under the 
semester plan the course was divided into two sections: 
basic and advanced. All qualified freshmen and sopho- 
mores were required to take the basic course. Those 
who so desired and were qualified might enter the ad- 
vanced course. This led to a commission as a second 
lieutenant in the Officer's Reserve Corps, and took two 
more years of training. Commissions are not given 
under the new military program. 

The present military training consists of six ciuaitcrs 
of Basic ROTC divided into Basic I and Basic II. These 
serve to prepare the student for any branch of the 
service he may enter. 


The home of the Military Department is in the new 
Armory. This magnificent building contains the oflfices, 
class rooms and supply rooms of the ROTC together 
with a large gym and one of the finest indoor rifle 
ranges in the country. The offices are on the main 
floor at the East end. The supply rooms, class rooms, 
and rifle range are in the basement. The rifle range is 
of the most modern type with indirect lighting and 
electric fans to remove burnt powder. 

There are two honorary military fraternities at Mary- 
land, but both are inactive for the duration. They 
are The Pershing Rifles, National Honorary Fraternity 
for Basic ROTC Students; and Scabbard and Blade, 
Honorary Military Fraternity for Advanced ROTC stu- 

The following commissioned officers of the United 
States Army are attached to the local Military Depart- 
ment. You should know their names, and if possible 
make their personal acquaintance: 

Colonel Harland C. Griswold — Commandant. 
Captain George M. Bohler — Supply Officer. 
Captain George W. Dunlap- — Commanding Officer. 

Company "A", 2510th Service Unit 
Captain Robert N. Walden — Duty Officer. 
1st Lieutenant Harold Yeager — Adjutant. 
2510th Service Unit 

1st Lieutenant Harold Yourman — Officer-in-Charge of 






Although the University of Maryland has continued 
varsity sports during wartime — football, basketball, and 
boxing, the school's athletic program is dominated by 
intramurals and the physical education program. 

The sports program at Maryland is under the direc- 
tion of Dr. Clarence W. Spears, but he has delegated 
his responsibility concerning civilian physical education 
and intramurals to Coach Stanley Baker. Baker directs 
the six-hour, required gym class for all physically fit 
civilian men and holds intramurals in football, touch 
football, basketball, baseball, track, and boxing. An 
athletic program closely paralleling that of the civilian 
men is held for the A.S.T. under the direction of 
Coaches Rice, Ball, and Tompkins. 

Dr. Spears, head football coach, has been shaping up 
the Maryland football squad for the last six weeks. They 
played their first game this season on September 50. 
Spears took over the coaching duties of Clark Shaugh- 
nessy last season and used an integrated "T" and single 
wing formation together. This season, however, he has 
reverted completely to the single and double wing. 
Spears has coached football as Wisconsin, Oregon, Min- 
nesota, West Virginia, and Toledo. 

Maryland is the only college in the Washington 
vicinity to have a football team this season, and it is a 
charter member of the Southern Conference, which in- 
cludes schools from Maryland, Virginia, North Caro- 
lina, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia. 



September 3 Hampden-Sydney College Park 

October 7 \C'ak.e Forest Wake Forest 

October 14 West Virginia College Park 

October 2 1 Open 

October 2 8 Florida Gainesville 

November 4 Virginia College Park 

November 1 1 Michigan State East Lansing 

November 1 8 Penn State State College 

November 3 Va. Military Institute Lexington 


A group composed of wearers of the Varsity "M", 
the "M" Club has been on the inactive list for a year 
and a half, but it was reorganized last quarter and 
elected officers. 

The purpose of the "M" Club is to stimulate school 
spirit and cooperation between the students and the 
Administration. In the past it has sponsored regular 
campus dances. 

President Alex Bobenko 

Vice-Prcsideiit Mike Zetts 

Secretary-Treasurer Perc Wolfe 

Les Daly Victor Berman 

Tom Chisari Sid Sterman 

Jack Flynn Wilbur Rock 

Bill Coakley Dick Terry 

Bob Troll Frank Doory 

Charles Ryan Larry Cooper 
Dr. Ernest Cory — Advisor 



The Old Line squad, under the direction of Coach 
Burt Shipley, won a very small percentage of their 
games played last season with eight of the opposing 
teams out of nineteen being service teams. Maryland 
played such strong opponents as Army, Navy, and Bain- 
bridge. The Terp team was composed largely of 17- 


Coached by Fausto Rubini, now in the Navy, the 
Terp boxing squad lost four and won four last season. 
They went up against eight teams, seven of which were 
service powered. Maryland lost to the national boxing 
champions, the Badgers at Madison, Wisconsin. This 
was one of the best fights of the season. They fought 
Army twice, winning both matches, and they fought 
the Coast Guard, to whom they lost. 

Taking over Coach Rubini's job is Patrick Kane, a 
boxing coach with 22 years of experience behind him. 
For thirteen years, Kane coached the Catholic Youth 
Organization in Chicago. He also coached Golden Glove 
aspirants there. 


Maryland won the Third Service Command rifle 
championship by 23 8 points more than any other com- 
peting team to climax a very successful season last 
winter. Out of sixteen matches, both shoulder to 
shoulder and pistol, the Terps won thirteen. The rifle 
squad is coached by Col. Harland C. Griswold. 



President Helen DeLoach 

Vice-President Janet Griffith 

Secretary ...Ruth Burgess 

Treasurer.... Bobby Burdette 

Faculty Advisor Dr. Rachel Benton 

The Women's Recreation Association is a club organ- 
ized for the promotion of sports activities and social 
functions for all undergraduate women who meet the 
membership requirements. These requirements include 
participation in two WRA sports, or serving on two 
committees, or a combination of both; payment of dues 
and attendance at four meetings. 

Sports activities sponsored by the WRA beginning 
in October and competition is open to everyone. Ac- 
tivities are offered in intramural, interclass, individual 
competition, and in play days with other Virginia, Dis- 
strict of Columbia, and Maryland Colleges. 

An intramural hockey tournament, a bowling tourna- 
ment, and an archery meet hold sway during the fall 
term. Basketball is the top sport of the winter quar- 
ter. Intramural leagues are formed with teams entered 
from all the sororities, dorms, plus an independent team, 
a daydodger team, and a faculty team. 

After the interclass tournament, the season is climaxed 
by the George Washington University invitational play 


Semi-monthly meetings are held on the first and third 
Wednesday in the Dean of Women's Lounge. 

The popular Wednesday evening after-dinner dances 
are sponsored by the WRA and Mortar Board. The 
Freshmen Mixer is also sponsored by the WRA. 


Vresideiit Jimmy Rogers 

Vice-?resident Jacquiline Arps 

Secretary-Treasurer Ann Fusselbaugh 

Corresponding Secretary Betty Bowles 

Along with the fall, the riding club will again come 
into full swing. The greatest handicap for the club is 
the necessity of using the inadequate facilities of nearby 
stables. To encourage interest in riding among the stu- 
dents the club has brought well-known speakers to 
College Park. Other points of interest are hunts, moon- 
light rides, and hay rides. Those who are novices at 
riding are given free instruction by those who are more 


President Phil Adams 

Secretary Ann Troxell 

Treasurer Bob Varndell 

The Terrapin Trail Club presents to outdoor enthusi- 
asts the opportunity to participate in hikes and outings 
with a congenial group every other Sunday throughout 
the school year. Membership is open to all students in- 
terested in the activities of the Trail Club. 









Advice to Freshmen: 

One of the oldest traditions at the University of 
Maryland, which time and war have failed to efiace, 
is the "ratting" of incoming freshmen, which will be 
conducted this year by all upperclassmen for a period 
of two weeks. 

As "rats" and "rabbits" you will be called upon in 
these two weeks to perform tasks and participate in 
activities which at times may seem silly or unreasonable. 
However, we hope that you will accept these demands 
in the proper spirit — the spirit in which they are made. 
For when you, the freshmen of 1944, are upperclassmen 
and are in a position to administer "ratting" yourself, 
you will look back with longing on your freshman 

The Ten Commandments have been set up by the 
upperclassmen to be read, feared, and obeyed by the 
fieshmen. That you obey these commandments and 
their associated by laws is of concern to everyone who 
was once a freshman at Maryland. It is up to you to 
identify yourselves as loyal Maryland men and women by 
living up to these established customs. If you do not, 
the upperclassmen stand ready to enforce them. 

It is hoped, however, that any "enforcement" will 
not be necessary and that you will continue the tradi- 
tion of previous freshman classes. Start the year right! 
Grasp the Maryland spirit and pay strict obedience to 
these rules: 



1. Memorize the Ten Commandents and all bylaws. 

2. Wear rat hat and nameplate at all times. 

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

4. Show proper respect for iipperclassmen and obey 
all reasonable requests. 

5. Attend all campus activities, social as well as 

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

7. Do not smoke on campus, except in the student 

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

9. Do not walk for any reason whatsoever on Wil- 
low Oak Walk or the adjoining grass. 

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


1. Freshmen must carry the M Book at all times. 

2. All freshman girls will wear their hair in pigtails. 

3. In the Dining Hall, you must not sit at the ends 
of rectangular tables. These places are tradition- 
ally reserved for upperclassmen. 

4. No freshmen, while they are still "Rats" can 

attend football with dates. Furthermore, 
they will sit together in a reserved section. 

5. The Ratting Committee will personally call for 
all freshmen to take them to freshman activities 
in a body. 



So4Uf4. awit Qliee/i4. 



Dottie Coseboom — Head Cheerleader 

Doris Bohanan 
Dotrie Hargrove 
Phyllis Ann Louis 

Kathleen Shaughnessy 
Page Watson 
Pat Willits 


1. U. M. RAH RAH 3. SWAY 

U. M. Rah Rr.h 

U. M. Rah Rah 

U. Rah 

M. Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 

( Whistle) —BOOM— Rah 

Team Team Team 


M! M! M-A-R Y 
L! L! L-A-N-D 

Fight, team, fight. 


Mary Land 

Fight, team, fight 

Rah-Rah-Rah Maryland. 
(Repeat 2 more times) 


T— F— A— M 

Team (soft) 

Team (medium) 
Team (loud) 






Our team is red hot 
Our team is red hot 
Our team is red hot 
Red Hot— Red Hot— 
Red Hot 


Hullabaloo, hurrah, 

Hullabaloo, hurrah, 

Hullabaloo, hurrah, 

Team, team, team. 

Hip, hip, hike, hike 
Fight team. Fight. 


Yea (player's first name) 
Yea (player's last name) 
Yea, Yea, (full name) 



By Bob Kinney 
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, 
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 Black 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! 


By Jake Po>x'ell and Wimp Orpwood 
Drink to the Terrapin, 
All stout-hearted men. 
We have no fear of Hell 
For we're loyal sons and fellows. 
Drink to the Terrapin; 
May God bless her sons. 
When the drink is in the cup, 
Bottoms up! Bottoms up 
To Maryland. 



Thy sons and daughters throng thy door, 

Maryland! My Maryland! 
Their hearts and hopes they bring to thee, 

Maryland! Oh Maryland! 
And place them in thy custody, 
Proud hearts that pledge their love for thee: — 
They come from mountain, farm and shore, 

Maryland University! 

Go forth, brave youth, throughout the state: 

Maryland! My Maryland! 
And your actions show her great, 

Maryland! Our Maryland! 
Thy Alma Mater's name and fame 
Oh keep alive her holy flame. 
Until all hearts as one exclaim, 

Maryland! My Maryland! 

Cheer, three times cheer, and one cheer more 
For Maryland! Dear Maryland! 

Send forth that cry from hill to shore: — 
Maryland University! 

Fair Mother of our brightest dreams. 

Blest giver of life's precious things. 

To thee each heart its service brings: — 
Maryland! My Maryland!