/$?v^ fiook OdeHti^UxUicut Name University Address Telephone Home Address Notification in case of accident- College Post Office Box Number  TO TESTUDO, THE TERRAPIN . . . 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  Jtuto^ "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.  ^n^aJUtioHA. 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 Women 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- ginia Thursday, November 23 Thmksgiving Holiday Friday, December 22 Closing Date, Fall Quarter Winter Januarv 5-6 Registration Monday, January 8 Instruction Begins Thursday, February 22 Washington's Birthday Holiday Sunday, Marih 25 Observance of ?\Inryland Day Monday-Thursday, March 26, 27, 28, 29 — Examinations  A 4n H.  PRESIDENT BYRD GREETS THE FROSH 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 successfully. 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. H. C. Byrd, President. DEAN REID WELCOMES YOU 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. [101 DEAN STAMP'S MESSAGE 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. STUDENT BOARD PRESIDENT GREETS FROSH  HELLO! 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 Maryland. 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. Sincerely, Dotty Douglas, Chairman of Student Board. OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION 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- ministration 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  STUDENT BOARD 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- dents. PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT 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 war. Article III. The Student Board shall be both execu- tive and legislative, and shall consist of the following members: 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- officio. H. The President of the Interfraternity Council, ex- officio. 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 fit. 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.  By-Laws 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 Board. STUDENT VICTORY COUNCIL 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 regularly. WOMEN'S LEAGUE 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. DANCE COMMITTEE 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.  STUDENT BOARD OFFICERS 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  dC3 Stude4d AdtiuUi^  STUDENT LIFE COMMITTEE 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- versity. 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> \ \\_ \ ^ THE DIAMONDBACK 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 publication. 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 Building. TERRAPIN 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 alumnus. 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 chosen. The Terrapin offices arc found in the basement of the Administration Building.  A INTER-FAITH COUNCIL 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. BAPTIST STUDENT UNION 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 attend. To the incoming Baptist freshmen, the club extends its warmest welcome and a desire to be of any assist- ance possible. CANTERBURY CLUB 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. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 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.  HILLEL FOUNDATION 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. LUTHERAN CLUB 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 Luther.in fresh- men are cordially invited to belong to this club. NEWMAN 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.  PRESBYTERIAN CLUB 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. WESLEY CLUB 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- tions. 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.  Mi44ic STUDENT MUSICAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE 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. 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. WOMEN'S CHORUS 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. MEN'S GLEE CLUB 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. R.O.T.C BAND 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 years. 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 Hall. CONCERT ORCHESTRA 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.  PANHELLENIC COUNCIL 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 INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL 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 INDEPENDENT STUDENTS' UNION 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. DAYDODGERS CLUB 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. FRENCH CLUB 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 meeting. SPANISH CLUB 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. PSYCHOLOGY CLUB 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. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS 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. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS 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. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS 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.  AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS 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. HOME ECONOMICS CLUB 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.  ART CLUB 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. c^OHO^us^nded. 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. MORTAR BOARD 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 board. OMICRON DELTA KAPPA 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 members. PHI KAPPA PHI 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. [401 ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA 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. PHI ETA SIGMA 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. TAU BETA PI Naiional Honorary Engineering Fraternity OMICRON NU National Honorary Home Economics Fraternity ALPHA CHI SIGMA National Professional Chemical Fraternity SIGMA ALPHA OMICRON Honorary Bacteriology Society ALPHA PSI OMEGA National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity PHI DELTA KAPPA National Honorary Education Fraternity BETA GAMMA SIGMA National Honorary Commerce Fraternity PI DELTA EPSILON National Honorary Journalistic Fraternity SIGMA TAU EPSILON Honorary Women's Recreational Society BETA ALPHA PSI National Honorary Accounting Fraternity  MuUG/l4f. BC 3  MILITARY 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- versity. 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- dents. 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 ROTC.  AtUUiic^ ^£3  ATHLETICS 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.  FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 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 "M" CLUB 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  BASKETBALL 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- year-olds. BOXING 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. RIFLE 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.  WOMEN'S RECREATION ASSOCIATION 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 day.  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. RIDING CLUB 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 experienced. TERRAPIN TRAIL CLUB 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.  o«>^ ^ -^^t^-'' Be44M4/ie! Bed.  FRESHMEN! 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 days. 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:  THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 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 athletic. 6. Learn Maryland cheers and songs. (Get the Maryland spirit!) 7. Do not smoke on campus, except in the student Lounge. 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). BY-LAWS 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 gam.es 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. r>3] 3e-9 So4Uf4. awit Qliee/i4.  CHEER LEADERS Dottie Coseboom — Head Cheerleader Doris Bohanan Dotrie Hargrove Phyllis Ann Louis Kathleen Shaughnessy Page Watson Pat Willits Cheers 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 2. SWING M! M! M-A-R Y L! L! L-A-N-D M-A-R-Y L-A-N-D Fight, team, fight. M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D Mary Land Fight, team, fight Stamp-Stamp Clap-Clap-Clap-Clap Rah-Rah-Rah Maryland. (Repeat 2 more times) 4. TEAM CHEER T— F— A— M Team (soft) Team (medium) Team (loud) 5. STAMP AND CLAP Stamp-Stamp-  6. RED HOT YELL 8. FIGHT YELL Our team is red hot Our team is red hot Our team is red hot Red Hot— Red Hot— Red Hot 7. HULLABALOO Hullabaloo, hurrah, hurrah Hullabaloo, hurrah, hurrah Hullabaloo, hurrah, hurrah Team, team, team. Hip, hip, hike, hike Fight team. Fight. 9. INDIVIDUAL CHEER Yea (player's first name) Yea (player's last name) Yea, Yea, (full name)  ALMA MATER 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 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 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! DRINK TO THE TERRAPIN 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.  MARYLAND! MY 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!