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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
"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
PRESIDENT BYRD GREETS
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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-
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.
Coach C. W. Spears, Director of Physical Education
Charles Bfnton, Comptroller
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
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
Article V. The Student Board shall meet at least
once a week at the time and place designated by the
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-
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
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
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.
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
To the incoming Baptist freshmen, the club extends
its warmest welcome and a desire to be of any assist-
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
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
All Jewish students interested should contact Rabbi
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.
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.
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
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.
STUDENT MUSICAL ACTIVITIES
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.
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF
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-
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
So4Uf4. awit Qliee/i4.
Dottie Coseboom — Head Cheerleader
Phyllis Ann Louis
1. U. M. RAH RAH 3. SWAY
U. M. Rah Rr.h
U. M. Rah 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.
Fight, team, fight
(Repeat 2 more times)
4. TEAM CHEER
T— F— A— M
5. STAMP AND
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—
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
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!
(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
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,
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: —
Fair Mother of our brightest dreams.
Blest giver of life's precious things.
To thee each heart its service brings: —
Maryland! My Maryland!