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Home Address 

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Welaame ^^u^ik! 



To those -ivho have attended their last 
class, played their last f/ame and who 
have put atcaii their books to tackle a big- 
f/er job. To those who have given their 
lives to a cause dear to the heart of every 
American. We, the editors, mindfid of 
ifour sacrifices do hereby dedicate this 
book and pledge ourselves to preserve the 
cause which yon so valiantly defended and 


Editor-in-Chief Ray Hesse 

Business Manager Beverly Johnson 

Student Activities Sarah Coxlox 

Sororities Jane Morgan 

Fraternities Frank Lisciotto 

Sports DoTTiE Lyon 

Pat Coyle^ Sally Garrigan 


Douglas Parkhurst, Jeannette Oaven '43 

Walter Kerwin '42 


Sept. 19-22 Registration 

Sept. 24 Instruction begins 

Nov. 22-25 Thanksgiving recess 

Dec. 22-Jan. 2 Christmas recess 

Jan. 26, 28, 29, 30 Fall Semester examinations 


Feb. 4-6 Registration 

Feb. 7 Instruction begins 

Feb. 22 Washington's Birthday. Holiday 

March 25 Observance of Maryland Day 

April 19-23 Easter recess 

June 1, 3, 4, 5 Sirring Semester examinations 

June 6 Commencement 


Jime 24 Registration for Summer Session 

June 25 Instruction begins 

August 2 Summer Session ends 


Not only in dates and facts do we find the his- 
tory of the University of Maryhmd, but in the 
lasting- traditions which have been built uj) by 
those before us. Old grads never think of Mary- 
land without remembering- WUloxc Walk — in the 
spring- and in the fall . , . Testudo the Teri> faith- 
fully symbolizing- Maryland . . . the tuiiueJ on tiie 
Library Green — ask your date its tradtion ! . . , 
the Roaitborouyh Inn — a reminder of a proud his- 
tory and the Rossboroiigh Dances — now a pleasant 
memory and a future hope , . . Wednesdai/ Night 
After-Dinner Dances — informal fun , . . The All 
University Night and the }^arsitif Shoiv — written 
and ]iroduced 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 Arvndel- — 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 . . . Mag Dag with its Queen, sing- 
ing, maypole dancing and Mortar Board tapping 
... a trilmte from the Junior to the Senior 

As the campus buildings are a i)art of the 
University of Maryland, so are these traditions. 
Ivnow them and be proud of them. 


"Hail, Alma Mater 
Hail to thee Marjilaud 
Steadf((ftt in loifaltij 
For thee tee stand." 

Ill these words are echoed the sentiments of 
every student of the University of Maryhmd, past, 
])resent and future. The students of the past who 
have graduated clierish many tender memories of 
tiieir heloved Ahna Mater; those of the present 
are striving to make in the University more im- 
l)rovements that will he enjoyed by those of the 

When the College of Medicine was founded in 
Baltimore in 1807, the history of the University of 
Maryland began. Rajiidly expanding, the Univer- 
sity added a School of Law in 1823, a School of 
Dentistry in 1882, a School of Nursing in 1889, 
and, in 1901-, observed the Maryland College of 

The Maryland State College was chartered in 
1856" under the name of the Maryland Agriculture 
College, the second agriculture college in the West- 
ern Hemisphere. In 1862, the College became in 
part a State institution with the passage of the 
Land Grant Act b\' the Congress of the United 

By an act of the State Legislature in 1920, the 
I'niversity of Maryland was merged with the 
Maryland State College, and the resulting insti- 
tution was given the name, the University of 




Dr. Harry C. Bvrd 

To All Stidknts: 

The University vvecomes you to the campus. 

For the first time since 1941 the University be- 
gins this fall to operate on its normal scholastic 
schedule, returning to the two-semester system. 
The accelerated program, under which tiie Univer- 

sity has operated on a year-round basis, has 
served its purpose in helping- the nation's war 
effort, but the time has come to prepare for re- 
turn to civilian objectives. 

The University is beginning; a new era in its 
services to the i>eoi>le of the State and nation. A 
new building ])rogram, involving over .$6,()0(),000, 
is under way, to provide more and better physical 
facilities. New objectives are being established 
and new departments are beginning to function. 

Perha])s the two most salient developments of 
which the war period has been productive are 
the Institue of World Economics and Politics, for 
the education and training of men and women 
for Foreign Service; and the American Civilization 
program, which will give students a better and 
more positive knowledge of their own country's 
backgrounds and the values inherent and potential 

The University is o]>erated entirely for the bene- 
fit of the people, both in resident education for 
young men and women, and in extension educa- 
tion for adults. The administrative departments 
of the University, and the faculty of the Uni- 
versity, want to help you with your problems; 
and, when you have difficulty of any kind, remem- 
ber that you are expected to ask for help to over- 
come tiiat difficulty. 

Do not ever let yourself l)e discouraged, but at 
the same time remember that no man or woman 
ever has achieved anytliing anywhere without hard 
work. Xo administrative officer, nor member of 
the faculty, can do your job for you. They can 
advise and be helpful, but, in the last analysis, 

you will succeed by doing your own work. You 
will not succeed in any other way. This is not a 
sermon but simj^ly a statement of hard fact. 

If ever you have any doubt in j'our mind 
about any matter in connection with your Uni- 
versity life, please ask someone in authority who 
has the facts to give you. Remember, at any and 
all times, the door of the President's office is open 
to you. Look upon members of the faculty, who 
wish to be helpful, as your friends. I^et all of us 
help you because that is our job. 

Looking forward to greeting you personally, 
I am 


H. C. Bykd, 



James H. Reid 

It is always a pleasure to meet the new students 
in the fall and to have the upperclassmen back 
on the campus. To all of you we extend a sincere 

We hope that you who are here for the first 
time will soon learn that Maryland is your univer- 
sity and that you are a part of it. You are now 
assuming the responsibility for receiving the train- 
ing that will enable you to become an important 
part of, and render a service to, your community 
and your state. 


In addition to maintaining: a satisfactory aca- 
demic record, you will be ex]iected to engage in 
wholesome recreation and to participate in extra- 
curricular activities. This is your ojiportunity to 
develop loyal, capable and entiiusiastic leadershi]^ 
which is needed now in these difficult times more 
than ever before in the past. 

New students should feel free to ask faculty 
members and upperclassmen for advice and help, 
and I assure both old and new students that you 
are cordially invited to call at my office at any 
time and discuss any i)roblern that you may have. 

James H. Reid, 
Acting Dean of Men. 



Dean Adele H. Stamp 

It is my hap]>y privilege tli rough the pages of 
Maryland's Hand Book to welcome to our campus 
all new and returning students. To the new ones 
may I say we hope you will love our campus, 
enjoy its beauty and respect its traditions. We 
are proud of the record of Maryland's women and 
proud of the high standards they have set for you 

tlir()ug:h their \ear.s at Maryland. We expect you 
to live up to them. We hope your years here will 
l)e husy, happy, worthwhile ones. We want you 
to enjoy work, play and new friends, 

A college career should be an adventure into 
fields of learning, into fields of new friendship and 
fields of greater responsibility. A college educa- 
tion is a privilege and a responsibility. We hope 
you make it so. 

Adele H, Stamp, 
Dean of Women. 



Dr. Harry C. Byrd^ President 

Deax T. B. Symoxs^ College of Agriculture 

Assistant Deak Harold F. Cottermax^ College of 

Deax J. F. Pyle (Acting), College of Arts and 

Deax J. F. Pyle^ College of Business and Public 

Deax A. E. Joyal (Acting), College of Educa- 

Deax S. S. Steixberg^ College of Engineering 

Deax M. Marie Mouxt. College of Home Eco- 

Deax J. H. Reid (Acting), Dean of Men 

Deax Adele H, Stamp^ Dean of Women 

Alma H. Preixkert^ Registrar 

Edgar F. Loxg^ Acting Director of Admissions 

H. C. Griswold, I.,t. Col. Commandant and P. M. S. 
and T. 

Charles Bextox, Comptroller 


Student Government 



May I also join in extending hearty congratula- 
tions to you on a job well done. Yes, all of you 
proved yourselves successful when you completed 
the primary task required in an American life, 
namely, that of completing tlie work assigned to 
you in your elementary and high school educa- 


This triumi)liant achit'N'cnit'nt is readily recog- 
nized by your earned diplomas which have gained 
you admittance to the secondary stage in life, 
which is college. 

I'hroughout your college days you will be lay- 
ing the roadbed whidi >'ou will follow in tlie long 
grinding drive through life. Success lies at the 
end of this road. So the firmer its course and the 
straighter its i)ath, the quicker will you achieve 

Every task assigned to you in your college days 
is an intricate i)art of the roadbed you are con- 
structing. Failure to fulfill these tasks will tend 
to weaken the roadbed or curve its course. Thus, 
the destination "Success" will retjuire more years 
of your later life to obtain. Don't ])e like some 
who make so many curves in their roadbed that 
they never reach the end. Use foresight and lay 
your roadbed firm and straight! 

It will be the rightful duty of this Student Gov- 
ernment to endeavor within the limits of its power 
to see that the quality of educational material pre- 
sented to you here at the University of Mary- 
land is the very best. This will not only help 
and make it easier for you who do honestly 
try and lay a firm foundation, but will also 
serve to gain just a little more knowledge for 
those of you who, due to unforeseen circumstances, 
might be unable to com]ilete your college course. 
To reach and maintain this quality at its highest 
])(ak will re(iuire the zeal of each individual stu- 
dent in supporting the student body. 

Indeed it is unfortunate that human nature lim- 
its us so that these ideas which I have mentioned 

can be of such little interest to you as freshmen, 
but as seniors will surge forth and become of the 
utmost concern to you. The inability to foresee 
the future seems to be the greatest obstacle man 
has in everyday life; but yet, we must accept and 
co])e with things as they are. 

"^'our Student Government will also ])rovide 
many things that may be of social interest to you, 
such as dances, rallies and plays. It will do all 
in its ]iower to make your social hours g;ems of 
ha]>py memories to accompany you on your road 
to success. 

Above all, remember tlie importance of conduct- 
ing: yourselves in such manner that it may always 
be said, to have known you, is to have loved you. 
May it ever be so ! 


Leslie Daly, 
Student President 

After the outbreak of the war, the Student 
Government Association decided to change its sys- 
tem and under the Provisional Government Con- 
stitution established in February, 1943, the Stu- 
dent Board came into existence. 

At a special Student Board meeting held in 
May, 1945, the l^oard ])resident suggested that the 
Student Government vVssociation be again adopted 
and that the constitution be revised. The revis- 
ion will be one of the main ]irojects of the gov- 
erning body this fall. 

Printed below is the constitution of the Student 
Government Association, subject to revision: 






We, the students of the University of Mary- 
hmd, in order to further our practical education 
and to assume the resi)onsil)ility of self-government 
delegated to us in the interest of the University, 
do herehy estahlish tiiis Constitution of the Stu- 
dent Government Association of the University of 

Article I — Nami;. 
Tlie name of this organization shall be I'fie 
Student (lovcrumeul Axxocmtion of the University 
of ^f(n'j/l(ni(L 

Articm; II — PrRi'osr: 
The j^urj^ose of this organization shall be: 

A. To conduct student government. 

B. To deal with student problems. 

C. To promote citizenship and self-government. 

Articli: III— AnvisoRv Board 
The Faculty Committee on Student I>ifc, which 
1)\' tiie University regulation has supervision over 
all student activities, except those which are con- 
trolled by special boards or faculty committees, 
shall constitute the Advisory J^oard of the Student 
Government Association. 

Article IV— Divisions 
The Student Government Association shall con- 
sist of three divisions: 


A. The Executive Council 

B. The Men's League 

C. The Women's League. 

Artici-k V — The Exkcutive Couxcil 
Tlie Executive Council shall he the governing 
hody of the Student Government Association. 

A. Duties. In addition to carrying out the 
functions implied in the Purpose of this Con- 
stitution, the Executive Council shall: 

1. Legislate on all student matters except 
those specifically delegated to the Men's 
and Women's Leagues. 

2. Conduct Student Government Association 
and class elections. 

3. Approve all appointments specified in 
this Constitution. 

4. Allocate and supervise expenditure of 
all money received hy the Student Gov- 
ernment Association as ])rovided for in 
Article XIV. 

5. Su])ervise all student organizations. 

15. Membershi]). The Executive Councill shall 
be composed of: 

L The President of tlie Student Government 
Association. The President shall ])reside 
at all meetings of tlie Council, and lie 
shall ]ierform all oilier duties generally 
attributed to the chief executive officer of 
such an organization. 

2. The Vice-President of the Student Govern- 
ment Association. It shall be the duty of 
the Vice-President to be the constitu- 
tional authority and parliamentarian of 

the Executive Council. All matters of 
parliamentary procedure shall be referred 
to him. 

3. The Secretary-Treasurer of the Student 
Government Association. 

The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the 
minutes of the Executive Council; conduct 
its correspondence; file after each meeting 
of the Executive Council three copies of 
the minutes, one with the Chairman of the 
Student Life Committee, one with the 
President of the Student Government Asso- 
ciation, and one in the locked files of the 
Student Government Association; have 
charge of all administrative expenditures 
of the Student Government Association 
under supervision of the Committee on Stu- 
dent Finance and Auditing; and, check 
scholastic averages determining eligibility 
of all candidates prior to the printing of 
official ballots. 

4. Other members of the Council shall be: 

President of Men's League 

President of Women's League 

President of Omicron Delta Kappa 

President of Mortar Board 

President of the Interfraternity Council 

President of the Panhellenic Council 

Presidents and Secretaries of each of the 

four classes 
Editor of the Diamondback 

C. Meetings. 

L The Executive Council shall meet the first 


and third Thursdnys of each school month 
at an hour determined by its members. 

2. It shall hold special meetings at the call 
of the President of the Student Govern- 
ment Association, or at the written request 
of six of its members. 

3. It shall meet at least twice a year with the 
Student Life Committee at a time suggested 
by the President of the Student Govern- 
ment Association. 

\. There shall ])e each spring a Student Gov- 
ernment Assembly at which the induction of 
new officers and the rendering of a report 
of the year's activities by the President 
shall take place. 

D. Procedure 

1. Parliamentary procedure of the Executive 
Council shall be governed by ROBERTS' 

2. Tlie Vice-President, the Secretary-Treas- 
urer, and a member of the Student Life 
Connnittee, chosen by the President of the 
Student CJovernment Association and by 
the Chairman of the Student Life Commit- 
tee, shall serve as a committee after each 
Executive Council meeting to review the 
constituionalitv of the actions of the Coun- 

3. Any student of the L'ni versify may attend 
regular meetings of the Executive Council 
and present matters for its consideration. 

E. Attendance 

Any member of the Executive Council who 


is absent from two consecutive re^cular 
meetings, or a total of tliree regular meet- 
ings during the year without presenting to 
the President or Secretary-Treasurer an 
acceptable excuse, shall automatically be 
removed from office. 

Artici.i \1 — The Mex's I^eagtte 
The Men's League shall be concerned with 
those ])roblems which are closely associated 
with men students in the University. The 
Men's League shall assist the Dean of Men 
in fornmlating and administering rules of 
L Members and Officers 

A. President of the Men's I-,eague 

a. He shall be elected from the incom- 
ing Senior class by the undergradu- 
ate men. 

b. He shall have lived in the dormitory 
for at least one year prior to his 
term of office. 

c. He shall act as executive head of 
the League. 

d. He shall live in tlie dormitory dur- 
ing his term of office. 

15. Other members shall be: a representative 
from the Interfraternity Council, a 
representative from each of the four 
classes and one representative from the 
dormitory council. 

C, The Secretary of the Men's League shall 
be elected by the members of the League 
from its own group. 

D. There shall be a dormitory council, a 
standing committee of the Men's League 
to luindle all dormitory problems. 
Members should include one representa- 
tive of each floor of Sylvester Hall, one 
representatives from each section of Cal- 
vert Hall, and one from each section of 
the new dormitory. 

2. Meetings. 

The Men's League shall meet at the call 
of its President or at the written request 
of six of its members. 

3. Rules of procedure and attendance shall 
be the same as those for the Executive 

Artici.i; Vn — Thi: Women's Lkaguk 
The Women's League shall be concerned with 
those problems that are closely associated 
with women students in the University. The 
Women's League shall assist the Dean of 
Women in formulating and administering 
rules of conduct. 

1. Membership. 

A. All women students are members of 
the Womens League. 

2. Officers. 

The Women's League Cabinet shall be 

composed of: 

a. The President of the Women's League 
must have lived in the dormtories one 
year and served as a member of the 
League one semester prior to election. 


She shall be elected from the incoming 
Senior class by the undergaduate 

She siiall act as executive head of the 
League and carry out all duties de- 
volving on the head of an organiza- 

She shall live in the dormitories during 
her term of office. 

b. The Vice-President of the Women's 
League shall be elected l)y undergradu- 
ate women and shall meet the same 
eligibility requirements as the president 
with the exception of the requirement 
that she must live in the dormitories 
during her term of office. 

c. The Secretary of the Women's League 
shall be electetl l)y undergraduate 
women from the incoming Senior Class. 

d. Other members shall be: four represen- 
tatives from each of the women's dor- 
mitories (one of these four shall be a 
Freshman, one, a Sophomore, and one, 
a Junior; the other shall be the house- 
l)resident elected from the Senior 
Class), the house-president of each of 
the women's fraternities and of each of 
the women's off-campus houses, one 
representative from each of the four 
classes, and one representative from 
the day-dodger women elected under 
the supervision of the women of the 
Day-Dodger Club. 


2. Meetings. 

The Women's League shall meet semi- 
monthly at a regular time determined 
upon by its members. Special meetings 
may be called by the President of the 
Women's League. 

3. Rules of Procedure and attendance in so 
far as they are applicable shall be the 
same as those for the Executive Council. 

Article VIII — All SrrnKXT GoverxjMkxt Associ- 
ation Electioxs 

A. Eligibility Rules. 

1. All candidates for elective and appointive 
offices in the Student Government Associ- 
ation, the Men's I^eague, the Women's 
League, and all recognized student or- 
ganizations shall have, at the time of elec- 
tion or a])j>ointment, an all-time scholastic 
average of at least 2.00. 

2. A student may be a candidate for only 
one office on the same ballot. 

3. A candidate for an administrative office 
of the Student Government Association 
shall be eligible for this office during the 
first year he has attained senior academic 

4. A student may be a candidate for a class 
office only in the class in which he is 
academically classified. He may be a can- 
didate only once in each of his four aca- 
demic classes. 


5. The eligibility of all candidates shall be 
certified by the Secretary-Treasurer of 
the Student Government Association, 
Election Rules. 
1. General. 

a. At least one week's notice shall be given 
through the Diamondback of dates for 
nonn'nations and elections of offices 
regulated by this Constitution. 
1). Elections for Student (lovernment and 
class offices shall be conducted by the 
President of the Student Government 
Association, assisted by tlie other mem- 
bers of the Executive Council and mem- 
bers of the Men's League and the 
Women's lycague. 

c. Cndergraduate students only shall be 
eligible to vote in elections. 

d. Any student who is unable to vote at 
election because he is away from the 
campus re])resenting the University 
in athletics, or because he is away on 
official business may vote by sealed 
ballot given to the Secretary-Treasurer 
of the Student Government Association 
before election day. 

e. A committee composed of the President 
of thic Student Government Association 

• and two senior members of the Execu- 
tive Council appointed by the Presi- 
dent and one representative from the 
faculty shall supervise counting the 
votes in Student Government and class 

elections. Counting shall proceed as 
soon as the balloting is conchuled. Bal- 
lots shall not be taken from the 
campus. No candidate shall take part 
in the counting. 
2. Student Government and Elections. 

a. Offices. Elective offices shall be those 
of President, Vice-President, and Sec- 
retary-Treasurer of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association, President of the 
Men's League, President, Vice-Presi- 
dent, and Secretary of the Women's 

b. Nominations. Nominations shall be 
made from the floor in a regular meet- 
ing of the Executive Council not less 
than ten days and not more than two 
weeks before the primary election at a 
date selected by the Executive Coun- 
cil. Nominations may be made by any 
undergraduate student. 

c. Publicity. At least ten days before the 
primary election each candidate shall 
present two small photographs of him- 
self to the President of the Student 
Government Association for publicity 
purposes. All campaign publicity 
shall be strictly regulated by the Ex- 
ecutive Council. Campaign procedure 
shall be announced the day the nomina- 
tions are announced. 

d. Elections. 

1. There shall be two elections, a pri- 
mary and a final election. The names 

of tlu' two candidates receiving tlu 
greatest iiuml)er of votes for each 
office on the primary ballot shall be 
placed on the final ballot. 

2. Primary elections shall take place 
between March loth and April 15th. 
on a date selected by the Executive 
'i. F'inal elections sliall take i)lace 
within twenty-four hours after pri- 
mary elections. The identity of the 
candidates remaining on the final 
ballot kej^t secret until voting actu- 
ally takes place. 

4. Elections shall be held in the last 
ten rm'nutes of a class period selected 
by the Executive Council. 
Class Elections. 

a. Offices. The elective officers of each 
class shall be those of President, Vice- 
President, Secretary, Treasurer, Men's 
lycague llei)resentative, Women's 
I..eague Rej^resentative, Historian, and 

b. In order for a person to be nominated 
for a class office his name accompanied 
by a petition carrying twenty-five (25) 
signatures of memi)ers of his class must 
be submitted to the Executive Council 
at a time and place designated by the 

c. Elections. 

1. Elections shall be held between 

March 20th and April 20th, after 
Student Government Association 
elections, on a date selected by the 
Executive Council. 

2. A student shall be eligible to vote 
only in the class in which he is aca- 
demically classified. 

3. Voting shall take place between 
8:20 a. m. and 4:20 p. m. The voting 
shall be administered by election 
officials appointed by the Executive 

C. Term of Office. 

1. The term of all offices shall be one year 
from the time of installation. 

2. Installation shall take })lace within one 
month after election. 

D. \'acancies. 

Any vacancy in the office of President of 
the Student Government Association or of 
the president of any class shall be filled 
by its Vice-President. The Executive 
Council shall determine the method of 
filling vacancies occurring in the offices 
of Vice-President and Secretary-Treas- 
urer of the Student Government Associa- 
tion. Vacancies in class offices other than 
President shall be filled by action of the 
class involved. 
Article IX — Fresitmax Class Orgaxizatiox 
A. The Freshman Class shall be organized b> 
the President of the Student Government 


1. A temporary chariman shall be elected 
within ten days after the first day ot 
instruction of each year. 

2. Election of Freshman Class Officers 
shall be held four weeks after the first 
day of instruction. 

There shall be no physical hazing of any first- 
year students. Each year the supremacy 
of the Freshman or the Sophomore class 
shall be determined by a contest which shall 
take i)lace at a time and in a manner desig- 
nated by the Sophomore Class, the numerals 
of the winning class shall be engraved on 
the "Terrapin Memorial." 

Article X — Publicatiox Appoixtments 
The recognized ])ublications are the DIA- 
MOXDBACK, a newspaper, the OLD 
LIXF:, a periodical, the TERRAPIN, an 
annual, and the "M" BOOK, a Freshman 

The Committee on Publications, as appointed 
by the President of the University, shall 
have general supervision of all student publi- 
cations. The Committee shall be composed 
of a chairman and three other faculty mem- 
bers appointed by the President of the Uni- 
versity, the President of the S.G.A., the 
President of Pi Delta Epsilon and the Edi- 
tors of the Diamondback, the Old Line and 
the Terrapin. An editor shall have a vote 
only on matters concerning his publications. 
The chairman of the committee shall vote 
only in case of a tie vote of the committee. 


.'J. Tliere shall be an Editorial Board to advise 
concerning the editorial policies of all stu- 
dent publications. This Board shall be com- 
posed of the editor of the publications in 
which the editorial is appearing, the Presi- 
dent of the Student Government Association, 
and a member of the Publications Board 
appointed by its Chairman. 

4. Candidates for major positions on all pub- 
lications shall fulfill the same scholarship 
requirement as stated in Article VIII, A-1. 

5. Candidates for the major positions on the 
TERRAPIN, and the "M" Book shall be 
recommended by the outgoing editors and 
business managers of their respective publi- 
cation. Appointments shall be made by the 
Executive Council from those students ap- 
proved by the Publications Board. 

6. The major positions on the staff of the 
TERRAPIN, shall be filled by Seniors who 
have been staff members of their respective 
publications for at least one year. If there 
are no eligible Seniors, Juniors may be 
selected to fill these positions. 

7. If no one is qualified to fill a major position 
on a publication, the Committee on Publica- 
tions may make selections from the staffs 
of the other publications. 

8. Major positions shall be: 

a. For the DIAMONDBACK: Editor-in- 
Chief, Women's Editor, Business Man- 


ager, Sports Editor, and Circulation 

b. For the OLD LINE: Editor-in-Chief, 
Women's Editor, Business Manager, and 
Art Editor. 

c. For the TERRAPIN: Editor-in-Chief, 
Women's Editor, Managing Editor, and 
Photography Editor. 

d. For the "M" BOOK: Editor and a 
Business Manager. 

9. In case a vacancy occurs in any of the 
major positions after regular appointments 
have been made, it shall be filled in the same 
manner as that of the original appoint- 

10. Editors-in-Chief and Business Managers shall 
have the liberty to create within their re- 
spective staffs such minor positions as will 
enhance the functioning of their best work. 
These positions shall be filled with the best 
qualified students, whose appointment shall 
be subject to approval by the Committee on 

11. A person holding a major position on any 
publication may be disciplined or removed 
from office by the Executive Council upon 
the recommendation of the Committee on 
Publications for failure to fulfill his duties 
or for failure to adhere to the ethics of the 
office or for the commission of any act 
prejudicial to the welfare of the students of 
the University. 

12. All budgets, expenditures, and honoraria 
shall be approved by the Committee on stu- 
dent publications and the faculty adviser on 
student finance. 


13. The amount of honoraria iixed in the budget 
of each publication shall be considered the 
maximum amount only. The Committee on 
Publications reserves the rig-ht to give less 
in case a recipient has not met fully the 
responsibilities of his job. Any surplus hon- 
oraria may be given to deserving staff mem- 
bers not covered in the original allotment. 
Honoraria will be paid if funds are available 
and at the discretion of the publications 
committee and Faculty Adviser of Student 

Articli; XI — Cheer Leaders 

A. The number of cheer-leaders (men and 
women) shall be decided by the Athletic 

B. Cheer-loaders shall fulfill the same scholastic 
requirement as specified in Article VIII. 

C. Elections and appointments. 

1. The Athletic Board shall appoint a mem- 
ber of the University staflF to help the 
Head Cheer-leader select and train mem- 
bers of the cheer-leading staff. 

2. The Head Cheer-leader must be selected 
from those who have served on the cheer- 
leaders' staff. He shall be selected by the 
Head Cheer-leader of the preceding year 
with the approval of the faculty adviser 
and the Executive Council. 

3. The Head Cheer-leader shall have charge 
of selecting each fall the new candidates. 


He shall see that there are at least two 
cheer-leaders from the Freshman class 
and two from the Sophomore class. 
4. Any cheer-leader failing to perform the 
duties of his office satisfactorily may. 
upon approval of the Executive Council, 
be asked to resign by the Head Cheer- 

Articlk Xn — Team Managers 

The Executive Council hereby delegates its au- 
thority over the conduct of managerial affairs to 
the Latch Key Society. The authority may be 
revoked at any time by the will of the Executive 

I. The Membership of I>atch Key Society shall 
comprise that of junior and senior managers 
of varsity sports only. 
II. In accordance with the authority granted, 
the I>atch Key Society in pursuance with the 
conduct and supervision of managerial affairs, 
shall be directed and restricted by the fol- 
lowing rules: 

A. The I>atch Key Society is impowered to 
act as a court to settle any and all disputes 
between managers. 

B. There shall be a varsity or senior manager 
and two assistant (junior) managers of 
each s]iort. The two assistant managers 
shall be elected from an unlimited num- 
ber of com]:)eting sophomore scrubs. One 
of these junior managers is to be chosen as 
varsity manager for his senior year. The 


junior manager who shall fail to be elect- 
ed senior manager shall automatically be- 
come freshman manager. 
Election of Manaf/ers : 

1. EJigibUity : A candidate for election to 
the positions of either assistant or var- 
sity manager must fulfill the scholastic 
requirements outlined in section VIII. 
A-1 of the Student Government Con- 

a. A candidate for election to the position 
of either assistant or varsity manager 
must scrub the allotted time in that 
particular sport, one year for assistant 
manager, two years for senior man- 
ager, and must consistently attend the 
practices of the squad. 

V). In extraordinary cases, when a candi- 
date has not fulfilled the requirements 
of section C, 1-A and the welfare of 
the squad would suggest his being con- 
sidered, the prospective candidate may 
present a letter from the coach of the 
particular sport, for which he wishes to 
serve as manager, explaining the cir- 
cumstances of the case and recommend- 
ing the petitioner's candidacy. Upon 
receipt of this letter, the Latch Key 
Society may accept or reject the peti- 
tioner's candidacy on the grounds of 
this communication, or their own find- 

2. Votiuf/: Each member of the squad 
and the varsity manager will each cast 


one vote for either of the two junior 
managers and cast two votes apiece 
for two of the competing candidates 
for junior manager. In like manner, 
the coach will cast the number of votes 
to quarter the total number of men in 
the s{|uad. In case of a tie, the var- 
sity manager and the coach together 
will cast the deciding vote. 
.3. Supervision : The President of Latch 
Key Society shall conduct the elections, 
subject to the supervision of the Latch 
Key Society. Ballots must be opened 
and counted at regular meetings. 
4. Ajypeals: Parties disagreeing with the 
decisions of the Latch Key Society may 
appeal to the Executive Council for 
redress. The Executive Council shall 
constitute a court of final appeal. 
III. Should the Latch Key Society exercise au- 
thority be.vond and contrary to the specific 
authority granted under this section, the ille- 
gal act or actions shall be automatically null 
or void. 

Article XIII — Fixaxces 
A. Allocation of Student Funds. 

I. All Student Government Association 
funds are allocated by the Executive 
Council and are administered by duly 
elected officers of each subsidized Student 
Government Association activity under the 
supervision of the faculty adviser of 


B. Transfer student Fees. 

1. Students entering in February will be 
charged an $8 Student Activity Fee for 
the Current year. 

Transfer students wlien entering will pay 
the following amounts to the classes in 
addition to the activity fee so that they 
will have the same status as students 
who have been here for the full time: 

Sophomores $2.00 

Juniors 4.00 

Seniors 2.00 

The benefits from the class dues are cu- 
mulative; and, unless the amounts speci- 
fied are paid, students are not entitled to 
the privileges of their class. 
Any regular student who does not pay his 
activties fee in any given year will not 
be entitled to participate in any activity 
supported by the fee until he has paid 
the same amount as other members of 
his class. 

C. Duties of Student Treasurers. 

1. Treasurers of each subsidized Student 
Government Association organization must 
confer with the faculty adviser of finance 
within five days after he is elected. 

D. Auditing. 

1. A report of the state audit and itemized 
expenditures of student funds must be 
published in the Diamondback during the 
first month of each school year. 


Article XIV — Amendments 
Amendments may be made to this Constitution 
if, after being passed by a % vote of the Execu- 
tive Council, they are ratified by a vote of the 
majority of the students. Ratification will nor- 
mally take place at the time of the election of 
the Student Government Association unless an 
emergency ballot is deemed necessary by the 
Executive Council. 


Chairman Leslie Dal\ 

First V ice-Chairman John Flyxn 

Second V ice-Chairman John MacVeigu 

Women's Member-at-Large Katiiryn Bailed 

Other members of the Council shall be: 
President of Men's League 
President of Women's League 
President of Omicron Delta Kappa 
President of Mortar Board 
President of the Interfraternity Council 
President of the Panliellenic Council 
Presidents and Secretaries of each of the four 

Editor of the Diamondback 


President Betty Jackson 

Vice-President Peggy Eabp 

Secretary Marjorie Frederick 

Treasurer Louisa White 

Campus regulations concerning women students 
are both formulated and enforced by the Women's 
Ivcague. At League meetings every Monday, 

campus problems are discussed and hantiled with 
the advice of the Dean of Women's office. 


Above all student activities on the Maryland 
campus is the Student IJfe Committee. This com- 
mittee, headed by Dr. Charles E. White, is organ- 
ized to assist the students with any problems wiiich 
may arise in their extra-curricular activities. Be- 
sides aiding in the orientation of the new students, 
the committee approves all newly formed organiza- 
tions that wish to represent the University. 

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




Editor-in-Chief Axx Troxeli 

Managing Editor Ray Hessi: 

Nezvs Editor . Dee Spefod 

Feature Editor Ruth Haring 

Sports Editor Byrd Lucas 

Founded in 1920, The Diainondhack provides an 
outlet for student journalistic endeavors and pro- 
vides a firmer connecting link l)et\veen the various 
student associations. It does this by informing the 
campus at large of their various activities, and 
also other important events that occur weekly 

Under the sponsorship of the Student Govern- 
ment Association The Diamondback has become ;i 
leading weekly publication, and is a member of the 
Associated Collegiate Press of N.S.PA. 

Staff selections are made from those students 
who .'how interest and ability in collegiate news- 
paper work. At the beginning of each semester, 
try-outs for the staff are held and freshmen are 
given the chance of meeting the staff editors. No 
previous experience is necessary in order to work 
on The Diamondback. 

The Diamondback offices are located in the base- 
ment of the Administration Building. 


Co-Edit ova Lucille Stewart 

Emogene Simmoxs 
An accurate record of the activities of the 
school year is faithfully recorded in the pages of 

the Terrapin. Pictures and interesting text are 
woven into a bool< that will revive many memories 
in the future. 

The staff api)ointments are made in the same 
way as those of the other publications. Those 
wlio would like to join the staff should report to 
the Terra phi office in the basement of the Admin- 
istration Building. 


A handbook for freshmen, published annually. 
Major positions are editor and business manager. 


(leliXf^iXUiA. Jlij^ 


The University maintains a faculty committee 
on religious affairs and social service, which in 
cooperation with the Student Inter-Faith Council, 
undertakes to direct the religious interests of the 
student body on an inter-denominational basis. 

The Student Inter-Faith Council is called to- 
gether by the Religious Life Committee when 
there is business to be handled concerning the 
cooperation of the various religious groups. The 
Council ])lans monthly interdenominational meet- 
ings, 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 Faculty Committee has the following mem- 
bers: Chairman, Miss Rosalie Leslie, Dr. Charles 
Wiiite, Dr. Malcolm Haring, Miss Marion Johnson, 
Mr. Arthur Hamilton, Miss Edna McNaughton, 
Dr. Harlan Randall, and Dean James Reid. 


Baptist— Rev. Henry R. Osgood, 4904 42nd Pi.. 
Hyattsville, HY 0137. 

Catholic — Rev. Father Terrence Kuehn, O.F.M.. 
1400 Quincy St., N.E., District of Columbia. 
AD 2G40. 

Christian— Rev. Charles Frick, 400.S 33rd St.. 
Mt. Rainier, WA 4285. 


Episcopal — Rev. Nathaniel Acton, St. Andrew's 
Rectory, College Park, WA 7225. 

Jkwish — Rabbi Albert Yanow, 4505 Knox Rd.. 
College Park, WA 6921. 

LuTiiERAx— Rev. John T. Keister, 5703 39th St... 
Hyattsville, UN 4399. 

Mkthodist — Rev. Edgar W. Beckett, 4113 Ham- 
ilton, Hyattsville, WA 8382. 

Presbyteriax — Dr. Elwyn A. Smith, Westmin- 
ster Foundation, 1906 H St., District of Columbia,. 
EX 4999. 


Every day at 12:10 in the Dean of Women's 
Building, the Bajitist Student Union holds a 
prayer meditation for Baptist students as well as 
for students of other denominations. 

Every Thursday evening there is a Bible Study 
group for Baptist students. To the incoming 
Baptist freshmen, the Club extends its warmest 
welcome and a desire to be of any assistance pos- 


During the past year, the Canterbury Club, an 
organization for Episcopal students, was exceed- 
ingly active by giving several dances, including 
one for servicemen, and having outside speaker? 
to their Club meetings. 

The Canterbury members extend a welcome to 
all to join in their activities. 


The Hilllel Foundation is unique in being the 
only club to support a house of its own, at 4505 


Knox Koad in College Park. Weekly forums with 
I)rominent si)eaker.s are held. The members par- 
ticipate in intra-mural si)orts and sponsor severaJ 
dances. All Jewish students are urged to attend 
and benefit from the meetings. 


Members of the Lutheran Club held monthly 
meetings last year and carried out a vigorous 
denominational program. Tentative plans for this 
year include a party for all freshmen students. All 
Lutheran students are cordially invited to attend 
the Club's meetings. 


The Wesley Club is an active organization for 
all Methodist students on the campus. Wesley 
members hold meetings and social gatherings regu- 
larly. The Wesley Club welcomes all incoming 
students to Maryland, and cordially invites all 
Methodists to its meetings. 


To all Catholic freshmen, the Newman Club 
extends a hearty welcome. Initiation into the Club, 
a time when everyone (even the initiates) have a 
good time, will be held early this fall. I^ast year, 
under the guidance of F'ather Terrance, the Club 
carried on an active schedule. 

Mass is held every Sunday at 10:30 in the Hor- 
ticulture Building. 


This club has been active on the ('am])us for 

about six years. It strives to promote and in- 
crease a better spirit of Christian fellowship and 
a better understanding- of Christian ideals, not only 
among the Presbyterians hut among the entire 
student body. 

The Presbyterian Club meets every Thursday 
Regular meetings and social gatherings are held 
for the purpose of coordinating the religious 
activity of Presbyterian students. 


^ooiUcfU euL 


Mahtv McKiM President 

Lii.A Bkukmax. Vice-President 

\'katkice Johxsox Secretary 

Ji:ax Roby... - Treasurer 

N'lviAN Rose Librnrinn 

Ik MA Goi.DiNER ITistoridu 

N'axck Rickkr ..Business McuKtr/et 

.Iackii: Hastings ...Social Chairman 

F()otlip:ht Club tryouts are held early every fall 
for students who dis])lay a flair for drama. If a 
student is interested in play produetion, he 
may he elected a F'ootlighter hy takinj; a ])art in 
the play or hy working on stage crews and earn- 
ing his admittance through a point system. 

rnder the direction of the Speech De]>artmcnt, 
iiea(h-d by Dr. Ray P^hrensberger, the Footlight 
("lub has presented such plays as "Cry Havoc," 
"Damask Cheek," and "Murder In The Nunnery." 
Tentative ])lays for this year are: "IJlithe Si)irit," 
"Kiss And 'J'ell," and "Claudia." 

In addition to these ])lays, the Footlighters ])re- 
sent a night of one-act T'l^.V's or selections from 
l)lays which are directed hy members of the Club. 




SMAC, the coordinating body of all musical 
activities, is composed of the president and the 
treasurer of the orchestra, the Women's Cliorus, 
the Men's Chorus, and Clef and Key. 


Barbara Browx President 

Margaret Harrymax Vice-President 

Lois Forrester Secretary 

Mary Harry Davis Treasurer 

Bartox Hall Librarian 

During the past year, the Women's Chorus was 
one of the most outstanding clubs on campus. The 
Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Randall, ap- 
peared at numerous campus functions, and also 
sang at the Stage Door Canteen, Naval Academy, 
and many hospitals. 

Tryouts will be held early this fall. Tentative 
plans of the group include that of the Men's and 
Women's Chorus working together in presenting 
an o]ieretta or cantata. 


Kext Kise President 

Dick Gumpper Vice-President 

Bernard Eyler Secretary-Treasurer 

Robert Baylor Librarian 

Once again the Men's Chorus is becoming an 
outstanding musical group on campus. After be- 

iiig greatly reduced in size because of the war, the 
chorus was active last year. Under the direction 
of Dr. Randall, the Men's Chorus sang at the 
Stage Door Canteen and at the SMAC "Music by 
Moonlight" Festival. 

As was mentioned under the Women's Chorus, 
tentative plans include the joint singing of the 
Men's and Women's Glee Clubs in an operetta or 
cantata for the year. Tryouts will be ainiounced. 


(Officers to be elected) 

Any student with previous musical experience 
is cordially invited to join the orchestra. 

Last year, under the direction of Dr. Randall, 
tiie orchestra i)layed at graduations and at the 
musical assembly. Meetings are held every Tues- 
day night in the Music Hall at 6:30. 


(Officers to he elected) 

The Clef and Key is a musical club combining 
dramatics and music. Last year, it presented its 
;nmual Varsity Show, titled, "One Touch Of 
denius." These varsity shows are written and 
jiroduced by Clef and Key members. I>ast spring 
the Club presented a show for the ])urpose of 
boosting war bond sales. 

Tryouts will be held and membership in the 
Clef and Key is given to those students who show 
ability and to those who help with the work behind 
stage. Tryouts will be announced. 



The French Club was organized for the purpose 
of enabling students to secure the opportunity of 
S]^eaking French fluently and intelligently, in addi- 
tion to instilling in them a love for French cul- 

The organization meets once a montli. Besides 
business meetings the Club sponsors such social 
activities as picnics, short plays and parties. 


Students of psychology will find the Psychology 
Club very interesting and lielpful in their work. 
The Club has a threefold purpose: (1) It offers the 
student the regular association with other students 
of psychology, (2) it gives the student an oppor- 
tunity to apply his knowledge to problems which 
he may face in everyday life and (3) it provides 
an opportunity for the student to meet outstanding 
personalities in the field of psychology. 

There are two types of membership in the Club: 
(1) Open membership for majors in psychology 
and (2) an associate membership for anyone in- 
terested in the organization. 


(Oncers to he elected) 

Everyone who is interested in the Spanish Club 

is cordially invited to join. Its purpose is to give 

the members an opportunity to discuss Spanish 

culture, especially that of South America. 


I^hTTY Jacksox President 

Sociology majors, minors, and graduate students 
are cordially invited to join the Sociology Club. 
Last year, the members, with Dr. Peter Lejins as 
faculty adviser, had outside speakers to their 
meetings, held student forums, and visited inter- 
esting meetings of the D. C. Chapter of the Amer- 
ican Sociological Society. 


Klaixe Buzzi Chairman 

New on the campus are the Student Affiliates 

of the A.C.S. which is a society for all chemistry 

majors and chemical engineers. 

Last year, the S. A.'s held a meeting every other 

Wednesday night, usually sponsoring a lecturer, a 

demonstration, or a discussion. At the end of the 

Si)ring quarter, the members held a picnic. 

All students eligible are cordially invited to join 

tlie Student Affiliates of the A.C.S. 


Carol Ha ask President 

(trkkba Hofstetter Vice-President 

Charlotte Coxway Secretary 

Louisa Nicholsox Treasurer 

(jexie Simmoxs Social Chairman 

On the first Wednesday of the school year, the 
Home Economics Club will hold a tea for all 
freshmen women and all Home Economic majors 
at 4-:lo in tlie Maryland Room. 

The Home Economics Club is primarily a club 
to foster a closer relationship between members of 
the Home Economics College. For the coming 
year, the Club plans to have a lecture on better 
grooming and make-up, and si)onsor an annual 
style show. 


(Officers to he elected) 

The German Club is an organization that at- 
tempts to provide the members with an oppor- 
tunity to discuss the old German culture and lan- 
guage, and to converse in German. 

Although the German Club was non-existent 
last year, it will be on camjuis this year. Its ten- 
tative plans include speakers and its annual spring 


Gloria Hofi-^ian President 

,Fane Hershkv Vice-President 

Charles Thompson Secretary 

Anx Dickensox Treasurer 

Pat Willits Publicity 

Carolyn Moody Membership 

Tryouts for the Art Club are held every fall for 
students who enjoy any type of art work. Three 
or more original artworks are judged upon to 
qualify a student as a member. 

Last year, the Art Club members sketched mod- 
els and did various forms of still-life paintings. 
At the "Farewell to Seniors Dance," the Club held 
its annual art exhibit and prizes were awarded for 
the best work. 


This year, the artists are planning outdoor 
sketching trips, art speal<ers, and painting or 
drawing sessions at eacli meeting. 


J^ resident Paul Goldberg 

Secretary-Treasurer William Lusby 

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

Meetings are held jointly with the other three 
engineering clubs since the membership lists on 
all of the societies have been greatly cut during 
the war. Meetings held once a month consist of 
separate business meetings. There are also tech- 
nical lecturers and movies held with the other en- 
gineering clubs. The societies rotate in accepting 
the responsibility of procuring a lecturer and each 
society selects one from its own particular field 
Meetings are held in the Engineering Building. 


President Leslie Smith 

V ice-President Robert Varndell 

Secretary Edward Zeigler 

The ASCE is the Maryland student chapter of 
the professional civil engineering society. All civil 
engineering students of the sophomore, junior and 

senior classes are eligible for ineni])ership. This ii? 
the oldest of the six professional engineering socie- 
ties. On Maryland campus it is one of the four 
engineering societies to cooperate in meetings. 


Prenklent William Talbott 

Secretary-Treasurer Bertram Wallaci: 

The national professional society for electrical 
engineers is represented on campus by the AIEE. 
The purpose of the club is to promote fellowship 
among the junior and senior electrical engineering 
students eligible for membership. This club is one 
of the four that holds a general meeting with the 
engineering societies on campus. 


President Barxard Eyler 

Vice-President Bekjamix Barish 

Secretary Bexjamix Bochexek 

Treasurer Edwin Eaglesox 

Largest of the engineering groups at Maryland, 
the ASME also holds its meetings jointly with the 
other three engineering societies. 

SooicU Q^UM/fll 


(Officers to he elected) 
The Terrapin Trail Club is organized for those 
students who like the out-of-doors and who enjoy 
hiking. Last year, the Club hiked to Greenbelt. 


Rock Creek, and went on an over-night journey to 
Luray, Va. All students are cordially invited tc 
join the Trail Club and participate in the fun. 


Mike Zetts President 

AxxE FusELBAUGH Vic€-President 

Jack Flyxx Treasurer 

Pat Piper Corresponding Secretary 

Bert Williams Recording Secretary 

Everyone who enjoys horseback riding should 
join the Riding Club. Last year its members went 
on rides in the day and night time, and held a 
])icnic at the end of the Spring Quarter. 


Betty Rush Preside n t 

Fred Hutchixsox Vice-President 

Page Waite Secretary 

Jim Edluxd Treasurer 

All freshmen college students need a period of 
readjustment; the purpose of the Daydodgers 
Club is to help those who commute to the Uni- 
versity and are not as likely to get adjusted as 
are the dorm students. 

Last year the Club sponsored a dance, hayride,. 
and held inter-club baseball games. All students 
eligible are urged to join the Daydodgers Club. 


Mildred Harrymax President 

LiLLiAx JoHxsox Vicc-P resident 

Walter Gross Secretary 

Russell Greex Treasurer 


Established in the spring of 194-4, tlie Indejien- 
dent Student's Union iuis made hirge strides in 
becoming: one of the most outstanding organiza- 
tions on campus. This Union was founded with 
the purpose of bringing all students not in a social 
fraternity or sorority together to give them a 
closer feeling of unity. 

Although only one year old, the Independents 
have a voting membershij) in the Student Board, 
and have given the campus many enjoyable social 
events. I^ast year the Union sponsored a Univer- 
sity picinc, a barndance where a queen was 
crowned for her beauty, a winter carnival and a 
boat-ride to Mount Vernon. 

On the night of September 29 the Independents 
cordially invite all freshmen to attend the I.S.U. 
freshmen party to be held in the Gym. 

For a more enjoyable time on campus and to 
obtain a feeling that they really belong to Md. U., 
all non-fraternity and sorority students are urged 
to join the Independent Student's Union. 


William Hoff Preside ii t 

Nelsox Bohx Vice-President 

Allex Leyhmax Secretarif 

Thomas Chisari Treasurer 

DoxALD Maiier Sergeant-at-Arms 

The Veterans' Club is an innovation on the 
campus. The primary purpose of the Club is to 
aid all returning veterans of the present war and 
to provide social activities for those already here. 
The only requirement is an honorable discharge or 
release from the armed forces. 


Every student who likes to swim or would like 
to learn, should join the Swimming Club. 

I^ast year the Club held two picnics at the Green- 
belt swimming pool, and went swimming at the 
Shoreham Hotel in Washington. There are mem- 
bers in the Club capable of instructing others to 




Honorary fraternities arc organized to recog- 
nize work well done in many fields. There are 
fifteen such societies on cam])us, 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 Margabkt Hughes 

Vice-President I>ottise Richards 

Secretary.. Joyce Reside 

Treasurer I^ucille Stringer 

Historian Carolyn Moody 

Membership in Mortar Board is one of the high- 
est honors that a woman student can receive. 
Eligibility is l)ased ui)()n outstanding scholarship, 
leadersliii), and service. Only juniors are eligible. 
'r;i]i]iing ceremonies are held twice a year, at 
which time the members are i^resented their pins, 
a small black mortar l)()ard. 


Pri^ideut Robert Sfence 

Omicron Delta Kajipa is a men's national honor 
society that recognizes outstanding leadership and 
ability in scholarshij), athletics, social and religious 
activities, i)ublications and various cultural activi- 
ties that go to make u]) college life. 

The Omicron Delta Kai>pa eligil)ility code is 
the guiding factor in the selection of new members 
by the active circle. Those elected to membership 
are recognized by a ])ublic meeting. 

During war time, the faculty members keep 


the circle active, and assist the active members in 
tapping the new members. 


Those seniors who show general excellence of 
character and outstanding scholarshi]), and are 
in the upper ten per cent of their colleges, are 
eligible for membership in Phi Kappa Phi. 


President Conxik Kraxz 

Vice-President Naxcv Simmoxs 

Secretary .Marv Lou Weiskittkl 

Treasurer Twila Brixsfield 

Historian I^ouise Stephexsox 

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 semester, or 
an average of 3.5 for their freshman year, are 
eligible for membershi]). 


President Jay Bisgyer 

J^ ice-President Charles Adams 

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



National Honorary Engineering Fraternity 


Xationnl Honorary Home P],cononiics Fraternity 


National Professional Chemical Fraternity 


Honorary Bacteriology Society 


National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity 


National Honorary P^ducation Fraternity 


National Honorary- Commerce Fraternity 


National Honorary Journalistic Fraternity 

Honorary Women's Recreational Society 


National Honorary Accounting Fraternity 



Located on the main floor of the imposing new 
Armory are the offices of the Military Depart- 
ment. The ROTC course is required of all male, 
physically fit students, under 26 years of age, who 
have not completed basic training in the armed 
forces of the Ignited States. Without this course, 
the student may not graduate from the University. 

The present course in ROTC consists of four 
semesters divided into Basic I and Basic II. This 

training prepares tiie student for further training 
in any branch of the services he may enter. 

Formerly, there were four years of ROTC, the 
last two years being optional and preparing the 
student for a commission as a second lieutenant 
in the Officers' Reserve Corps. This advanced 
course has been discontinued for the duration of 
the war. Also inactive are the two military fra- 
ternities: The Pershing Rifles, national honorary 
fraternity for basic ROTC students; and Scab- 
bard and Blade, honorary military fraternity for 
advanced ROTC students. 

Prior to 1916, the University was a military 
school, and since then the War Department has 
maintained a senior infantry unit here. Every 
year since its beginning, this unit has won the 
coveted War Department rating of "generally 
excellent." This award is worn by all cadets at 
Maryland in the form of a blue star worn on the 
sleeve of the uniform blouse. With all the equip- 
ment it has at hand such as rifles, pistols, carbines, 
machine guns, and a bazooka, to say nothing of 
one of the finest indoor rifle ranges on the east 
coast, the incoming class should work towards 
retaining this Maryland military tradition of "gen- 
erally excellent." 


The ROTC Band is under the direction of 
Band Master Otto Siebeneichen, known fondly to 
all his boys as "Pop" or "Sarge." With the de- 
crease in size of the whole unit, the band has also 
decreased. Every term, however, enough men 
have turned out to give the battalion martial 

rhythm. All new men who play a musical in- 
strument are encouraged to turn out for the band 
No extra time is needed, but an extra scholastic 
credit is given. 

The Military Department staff is composed of 
three officers, three enlisted men, and the military 
property custodian. These men's names should be 
learned by all ROTC cadets. 

Colonel Harland C. Griswold — Commandant 

Captain George W. Dunlap — Officer-in-Charge. 

First Lieutenant Harold Yourman 

Master Sergeant Charles Dodson 

Technical Sergeant Fay Xorris 
, Sergeant Pullen Martin 

German W. Rice — Military Property Custodiian 


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Fraternities and Sororities 



President . Hexry Howdex 

Vice-President Michael Zetts 

Secretary Harold Thompsox 

Treasurer John MacVeigii 

The interfraternity Council Avas founded at the 
University in 1926 for tlie purpose of maintaining 
harmonious relations between the fraternities and 
the University and between the fraternities them- 
selves. Sui)ervision of rushing and improvement 
of the fraternity system at Maryland are the 
Council's specific duties. 

Membership of the Council consists of the jiresi- 
dent and an elected delegate from each of the 
fraternities now functioning who are members of 
the organization. 

Certain social functions in which these fra- 
ternities participate are planned and supervised 
by the Council. The Interfraternity Ball is one of 
the year's social highlights. In addition, the group 
sponsors inter-fraternity sports, throughout the 
year. Tournaments are held in track, basket- 
ball, Softball, and touch football, and the winning 
fraternities receive awards. 


The aim and dream of many a freshman is to 
attain membership in a great collegiate fraternity 
To many, this dream means luxury of living, a 
sense of superiority, a good time among "broth- 
ers," and a shining pin to show the home folks. 

A fraternity or sorority should mean much more. 
It should mean closer companionship with other 

men or women with similar ideals who are pledged 
to raise the moral, educational, and social stand- 
ards of the group. 

In a few weeks many will have the opportunity' 
to join one of these lodges. The opportunities for 
you to benefit from these affiliations are numerous, 
but please keep in mind: 

That your decision will probably have more 
effect on your future life than any you have 
ever made in the past. 

That you are not an outcast if you do not 
receive the bid you wish, or any bid — you may 
be too intelligent instead of too backward 
to interest that particular organization. 
That many of the ]K)tentiaIly fine men have 
been completely buried in their fraternities 
That men in other fraternities may be worth 
cultivating or keeping as intimate friends. 
Some of your best friends in the Freshman 
Class will not be in your fraternity. Do not 
lose them. 

That you are entitled to know the financial 
setup of any fraternity that rushes you 
That it is neither any credit to you nor to a 
fraternity to obligate yourself before the 
official pledge day. 

And that your success or failure does not 
rely on whether you make a fraternity or not, 
but on initiative and perseverance you show 
in either situation. Some men are actually 
made by fraternal affiliation; others sub- 
merged or ruined. Choose your course care- 
fully, remembering that after pledge day 


your battle to prove your real worth is only 




A silence period will start 12:01 A. M. Septem- 
ber 15, 1945 and continue until 12:00 P. M., Octo- 
ber 5, 1945. During- this time no fraternity men 
shall converse with first semester freshman male 
students. The rushing period will start October 5, 
1945 at 12:01 A. M. and continue until 12:00 
P. M., October 19, 1945. A silence period shall 
follow the rushing period, starting 12:01 A. M., 
October 20, 1945 and continue until 5:00 P. M, 
October 23, 1945. Bids will be put in mail boxes 
by 8:00 A. M. October 23, 1945. Bids must be 
returned by rushee by 5:00 P. M. of the same day. 

No meals are to be served to rushees from 
12:01 A. M. September 20, 1945 through rushing 
until 5:01 P. M. October 23, 1945. 

The definition of meal: NO FOOD SHALL BE 


Founded in 1908 at Ohio State University 

Maryland Alpha Tlieta Chaj^ter established here 

in 1928 

President Maguire Mattixgly 


\' ire-President ... Fuedkrick Hutchison 

Secretary Rove?: Buzzei-i 

Treasurer Malvin McGaha 


Founded at Boston University in 1909 ' 
Established at tlie University of Maryland in 1932 

This fraternity has been inactive on campus 
during' tlie i)resent crisis but will be reinstituted 
this fall. 


Founded at A'irg:inia Military Institue in 1865 
E])silon Gamma Ciiapter established here in 1930 

P reside )it Georgk Ci.eaveb 

Secretary-Treasurer __.Ravxer Hesse 


P'ounded at the College of the City of New York 
in 1899 

Maryland Alpha Sigma established here in 1924 

President Charles Proffen 

\' ice-President William Steei 

Secretary Thomas Johnson 

Treasurer Carl Beli 


Founded at Washington and Lee University in 18G5 
Local Beta Kappa Chapter established here in 1914 

President Raymond Harrington 

Vice-President Harold Keller 

Secretary Charles Adams 

Treasurer Louis Phipps 



Founded at Miami University in 1848 

Maryland Alpha established here in 1930 

President Richard Bozmax 

Vice-President Charles Ryax 

Secretary Emory Harmak 

Treasurer William Grubeb 


Founded at University of Maryland Law School 

in 1899 
Maryland Alpha Zeta Chapter established here 

in 1940 

President Henry Howden 

Vice-President Harold Thomas 

Secretary Victor Mullen 

Treasurer Donald Bell 


Founded at University of Alabama in 1856 

Maryland Beta Chapter established here in 1943 

President Randolph Coyle 

Vice-President Robert Black 

Treasurer Richard Gumpper 

Founded at City College of New York in 1909 
Maryland Sigma Chi established here in 1933 

President Austin Oppenheim 

] ^ice-President Richard London 

Secretary Jay Bisgyer 



Founded at Miami University in 1855 

Maryland Gamma Chi Chapter established here 

m 1942 

President Leslie Smith 

Vice-President Ralph Simmoxs 

Secretary Albert Miller 

Treasurer Johx Maslix 


Founded at V. M. I. in 1868 

Maryland Delta Phi established here in 1918 

President Michael Zetts 

Vice-President Thomas Chisari 

Secretary Percy Wolfe 

Treasurer Ashby Musselman 

Founded at Columbia University in 1910 
Maryland Tau Beta established here in 1935 

President Albert Spikloser 

\^ ice-President Alfred Cohex 

Scrrctary...: Stuart Sen cster 

Treasurer Morris Silvermax 


Founded Norwich Collej^e in 185() 

Marjiand Alpha Psi established here in 1929 

President Richard Spexcer 

Vice-President William Talbott 

Secretary Robert Wilkerson 

Treasurer Hermax Holl.tes 




Prenklent Marguerite Stitely 

Vice-President Louisa White 

Secretary Helexe Aaroxson 

'Treasurer Rose Marie Bridges 

Deputy Officer Axx Levixe 

The Panhellenic Council is composed of two rep- 
resentatives from each sorority and each sorority 
president. Its purpose is to foster a better spirit 
among the sororities on campus. The Panhell 
delegates of the twelve national sororities on cam- 
pus work together to promote a feeling of co- 
operation and unity. Officers rotate among the 
sororities in alphabetical order. Meetings are held 
regularly each month at the sorority houses in 
alphabetical order though special sessions may be 

The formal rushing date for this semester is 
September 16, and parties will be held during the 
week before classes commence. Rush rules and 
dates are presented in the Panhellenic booklet. 
The initial cost of going out for rushing is $1.00. 

Last Spring, the representatives on the Council 
worked on plans for the revision of their consti- 
tution and rules. Among the changes are the 
new deputy officer, created in order to give the 
woman-to-be-president for the folloAving term u 
period of training; a week of rushing ]ireceding 
classes; a limitation of sorority membership to 
fifty-five, wliich must be effected by each sorority 
in three years' time; and an honor system for sum- 

mer silence between soroi-ity women and prospec- 
tive Marj'land students. 


Founded at Wesleyan Female College in 1851 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1910 

President Roberta Burdettk 

Vice-President Axx Fexxessey 

Recording Secretary Barbara Skixxer 

Corresponding Secretary Patricia Pattox 

Treasurer Phyllis Johxsox 


Founded at Barnard College in 1909 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1913 

President Haxxah Needle 

Vice-President • Viviax Rose 

Recording Secretary Myra Levixsox'^ 

Corresponding Secretary Isabel Lebow 

Treasurer Ax^ita Reskix 


Founded at Barnard College in 1897 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1924 

President Jeaxxe Bexxett 

Vice-President Katherix-^e Briggs 

Recording Secretary Dorcus Joxes 

Corresponding Secretary Lois Reed 

Treasurer Phyllis Sell 


Founded at Lombard College in 1893 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1934 


J* resident Bahktte Skli.iiausi;x 

]^ ice-President Gloria Mkllingkr 

Recording Secretary Margarkt Earf 

Corresponding Secretary Patricia Spellacy 

Treasn re r Elizabeth Lipp 


Founded at Boston University in 1888 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1934 

Presiden t Louise Richards 

Vice-President Jaxet Griffith 

Recording Secretary Jane Grigsby 

Corresponding Secretary Jeax Eickelberg 

Treasurer Carol Cook 


Founded at the Oxford Institute in 1874 
Established at the University of Maryland in 1945 

Pledge President Jaxe Schreiver 

Pledge Vice-President Sidney Nimmo 

Pledge Secretary-Treasurer Marv Burns 


Founded at Syracuse University in 1874 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1940 

President Selma Helm 

Vice-President Leah Regan 

Recording Secretary Mary Lee Johnson 

Corresponding Secretary Mary I^ouise Jenkins 

Treasurer Ruth Haring 


Founded at Virg'inia State Xormal in 1897 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1929 

President Lovedy Pedlow 


Vice-Presklent J axe Hershey 

Secretary...-^ Dorothy Pitt 

Treasurer -..Mary D. Ashley 

Assistant Treasurer Beverly Johnsox 

Editor Lucille Stringer 


Founded at Monmouth College in 1870 
Established at the University of Maryland in 1929 

President Carolyx Moody 

Vice-President Mary Axk Snyder 

Recording Secretary Elizabeth Ring 

Corresponding Secretary Barbara George 

Treasurer Elna Stamen 


Founded at Hunter College in 1913 
Established at the University of Maryland in 1936 

President Irene Caplan 

Vice-President Evelyn Wrinstein 

Recording Secretary Zara Gordon 

Corresponding Secretary Phyllis Berman 

Treasurer Ruth Taubman 

Established at the University of Maryland in 1944 

Presiden t A udrey H ambli. n 

Vice-President J-.Barton Ham. 

Recording Secretary Sally Fosteh 

Corresponding Secretary Lee Farts 

Treasurer... Marjorie Frederick 



Founded at Colby College in 1874 

Established at the University of Maryland in 19t() 

President Ethel Niblett 

Vice-Presidents Susax Weakley and 

Pat Bexxingtox 

Recording Secretary Rachel Armstroxg 

Corresponding Secretary. .-Ej.izabetii McElfresh 
Treasurer Cordelia Alden 


Women's League is that organization which rep- 
resents the women students and formulates and 
administers rules of conduct. Women's League 
also si)onsors many campus drives, and has as its 
main project each year a May Day Celebration. 

I. Explaxatiox of Terms 
A. Signing ant 

1. When a woman student desires to leave the 
campus at any time, she must fill in her sign- 
out card with the appropriate information 

a. Time leaving 

b. Expected return 

c. Destination in full 

d. Companion 

e. Mode of transportation 

She then pushes the red tab to the left to 
indicate her absence from her residence. 

2. If a woman student desires to leave her 
residence to attend a campus function after 
7:30 P. M. between October first and April 


first, or 8:00 P. M. between April first and 
and October first, she must sign out on a 
book provided hy the head resident desig- 

a. Destination 

b. Expected time of return. 
3. Rules 

a. If a woman student desires to attend a 
campus function, she must sign out at 
the desk before going to dinner. 

b. All women students must sign out be- 
fore a holiday and at the end of the 
school year. 

li. Signing in 

1. When a woman student returns to her resi- 
dence, she fills in the time of her arrival 
on her sign-out card, and pushes the tab to 
the right. 

2. Rules 

a. Signing in or out must be approved by 
the resident in charge. 

b. Exception: A student may phone her 
head resident and request her to sign 
her out, if it is before 10:30 P. M. 

c. If a student is to leave before 8:00 
A. M., she must sign out with the 
housemother the night before. 

d. No woman may sign out or leave the 
residence after 10:30 P. M. 

C. Closed night 

1. This is the i)rivilege of leaving tlie residence 

each week; all women students must be in 
their residence by 10:15 P. M. 

2. The women students will be informed at the 
beginning of the school year which night of 
the week has been selected as the closed 
night of the residence. 

3. A woman student may go home on closed 
night, if she takes a late leave and if she 
has the permission of the housemother. 

7). Late leave 

1. This the privilege of leaving the residence 
after 7:30 P. M. from October first until 
April first, or 8:00 P. M. between April first 
and October first, and remaining out until 
12:45 A. M. 

E. Social standing 

The academic standing of a woman student 
determines her social standing and the privi- 
lege to which she is thereby entitled. 

r. Late privUepe 

When a woman student becomes an upper 
classman, she is allotted certain privileges, 
according to her station, which do not entail 
the use of a late leave. These are enume- 
rated under Residence Leave. 

G. lireakiup quiet hour 

1. If a woman student makes any objectionable 
noise or is out of her room between the 
designated hours, she is sent before the 
Women's League for her offense. (See Sec- 
tion V.) 


2. Rules 

a. There shall be no bathing before 8 
A. M., or after 10:30 P. M. on week 
nights and 11:00 P. M. on week-end 
nights. (Modifications may be made at 
the discretion of the housemothers.) 

b. In smaller houses, girls may not make 
outgoing calls during the evening quiet 
hour. They may receive long distance 
messages or urgent local calls. In these 
houses, however, they may use the 
telephone freely from 10:00 P. M.-11:00 
P. M. In the larger dormitories, girls 
will be called to the telephone during 
the quiet hour but may not use the tele- 
phone after 10:30 P. M, on week nights 
and 11:00 P. M. Friday except by spe- 
cial permission of the housemother. 

c. Neither radios nor musical instruments 
may l)e played during quiet hours. If 
the woman student does not comply 
with this rule, the radio or instrument 
will be removed for an indefinite period 
of time. 

d. "Women students may visit in rooms 
and play their radios until 12 Midnight 
on Friday and Saturday nights, pro- 
viding they do not disturb others. On 
Sunday radios may not be played dur- 
ing the quiet hours. 

II. Residexce Meetings 
Attendance at residence meetings is compulsory. 
Tlie attendance will be checked by the monitors, 


and those failing to attend will be brought be- 
fore the Women's League. Only the Head Resi- 
dent or the House President has the authorit\' 
to excuse girls from attendance at meetings, in 
case of an emergency. 

HI. Residence I^eaves 

A. Note!!! 

Permission slips (Privilege sheets) must 
be filled in by the parents or guardian and 
returned directly to the head resident by 
the dead-line date set by the Office of the 
Dean of Women. If, by the designated 
time, the privilege sheet has not been re- 
turned, all privileges, including going 
home, will be suspended. 

B. General leaves 

1. Freshmen 

a. In residence week nights at 7:30 P. M., 
October 1 until April 1. 

b. In residence week nights at 8:00 P. M., 
April 1 until October 1. 

2. Sophomores 

Same as freshmen, except that they 
may go to the library and return 15 
minutes after the closing time. 

3. Juniors 

a. In residence at 10:15 P. M. 

b. With Condition— in at 7:30 P. M. week 
nights between October first and April 
first, and at 8:00 P. M. between April 
first and October first. 


4. Seniors 

a. Same as juniors. 

b. With Condition, same as juniors. 
C. Late leaves 

1. Late leaves may be carried tiirough three 

quarters or two semesters, but upon 
ehanginp: one's classification (Freshman 
to Sophomore, Sophomore to Junior, etc.) 
no late leaves may be carried into the next 

2. Freshman 

One per month, can carry })ut cannot bor- 
row, taking not more than two in a month 

3. Sophomores 

Two per montli, can carry y)ut cannot bor- 
row, ta]<ing not more than four in one 

4. Juniors 

Three ])er montli, can carry l)ut cannot 
borrow, taking not more than six in one 
4. Seniors 

a. Unlimited 

b. Must have 2. average to take unlimited 
leaves: otherwise take only four. 

c. Witli conditions — four per month, can 
neither carry nor borrow. 

/>. Conditional leaves 

Any girl with an F for the previous quar- 
ter or semester, or an incomplete in a 
course must be in her residence at 7:30 
P. M. between October first and April 


first, and in at 8:00 P. M. iH-tween April 
first and October first. The allotted num- 
ber of late leaves may be taken. 
E. Leaves for all "women 

1. Friday and Sunday 

In 10:45 P. M. (unless late leave is taken 
or woman student is attending- a Univer- 
sity function.) 

2. Saturday 

In at 12:45 A. M. 

3. A woman student must return to her resi- 

dence not later than 11:00 P. M. after 
Footlight Club plays and games. After 
club meetings, and other activities, she 
must be in at 10:15 P. M. 

4. If a woman student spends the night at 

home, at her sorority house, or a friend's 
home Monday through Thursday, she must 
take a late leave. 

5. Swimming and Riding Club members must 

be in at 10:15 P. M. from oflf-campus 

6. Sorority 

a. In at 11:45 P. M. on pledge night at 
the end of formal rushing, otherwise 
late leaves must be taken. (Closed 
nights, however, must be observed.) 

b. Pledges in at 8:00 P. M. on meeting 

c. Members in one-half hour after meet- 
ing is over and never later than 10:15 
P. M. 


7. A woman student will be allowed a free late 

leave the night before a holiday and the 
night ending the holiday. 

8. Each sorority may have one free late leave 

a year for its founders' day banquet 
(Closed nights, however, must be ob- 

9. Each sorority is allowed two free leaves a 

year for formal initiation, one in the fall 
and one in the spring. (This is for the 
purpose of initiation only, and not to be 
used as a regular late leave.) For any 
other initiation, women students must take 
a late leave. 
F. Exam Week 

1. Free late leaves will l)e granted to a woman 

student ONIvY when all of her exams are 
over. If she has no exam scheduled for 
the next dav, she may be out until 10:4-5 
P. M. 

2. The regular 12:45 A. M. Saturday night 

leave and allotted late leaves may be 

IV. Daxces 

A. A nocial ealendnr 

Offices to all women's residences. This should 
be carefully consulted and the scheduled time 
of closing noted before signing out. 

B. Fraternity honsefi will be open for dances from 
8:00 P. M. to 12:30 A. M. on Friday nights, 
and from 8:00 P. M. to 12:00 P. M. on Satur- 
day nights when sucli an event has been listed 
on the social calendar. 


1. No women arc to go to fraternity houses at 
dance intermissions. 

2. Two faculty chaperons are to be present 
at all fraternity dances or parties. 

V. Quiet Hours 

A. Monday through Thursday 

8:00 A.M. to 12 noon. C. Saturday 
1 :30 P. M. to 4:00 P. M. 8:00 A. M. to 11:00 A. M. 

7 :30 P. M. to 10 :00P. M. 1 1 :00 P. M. to 8 :00 A . M. 

10:30 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. D.Sunday 

B. Friday 8:00 A. M. to 11 :00 A. M. 
8:00 A. M. to 12 noon. 9:00 P. M. to 10:30 P. M. 

11:00 P. M. to 8:00 A. M. 11:00 P. M. to 8:00 A. M. 
E. Rules on Breaking Quiet Hour under Section I 
should be observed during these hours. 

VI. Rooms 

A. In order 

1. 12 noon on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. 

2. 9:00 A. M. on all otlier days. 

B. Checked 

On arrival and de])arture by both the occupant 
and the head resident. Any breakage or dam- 
age done will be charged to the woman student. 

C. Laundry Work 

No laundry work may be done in the rooms; 
all washing and ironing must be done in the 
laundry room. The exception is hose, which 
may be washed in a girl's room provided the 
water does not drij) on the floor. 


VII. Guests 
Arrangements for the accommodation of over- 
night guests must be made with the head 
resident. The fee is 75c for one night or 50c 
a night for more than one night. 

VIII. Callers 

A. Times allowed — Men callers may be entertained 
in the lobby or the recreation rooms at the 
times listed below. They may be entertained 
in off-campus at these times only if the house- 
mother is at home and permits it. 

1. Monday through Thursday 

4:00 P. M. to 6:00 P. M. (in lobby only.) 
6:30 P. M. to 7:30 P. M. October first until 

April first. 
6:30 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. April first until Oc- 
tober first. 

2. Friday 

4:00 P. M. to 6:00 P. M. (in lobby only.) 
6:30 P. M. to 10:30 P. M. 

3. Saturday aud Sunday 
12 noon to 10:30 P. M. 

B. A man may wait in the residence after 7:30 

P. M. for his engagement, providing he ob- 
serves quiet hour. 

C. Salespeople are not allowed in the residence at 

any time. Any strangers seen in the residence 
are to be reported immediately to the head 

IX. Penalties 

A. The penalty usually administered by the League 
is a campus. This term means that on the 

desig'iiiitcd days the woiiimh student who has: 
been CHini)ii.sed must return to her residence 
and report to the resident at 6:45 P. M, From 
that time on she is not allowed to leave her 
residence for any reason and cannot receive 

A woman student may jiostj^one a week-end 
campus to the following- week-end if she 
wishes to go home on a holiday week-end, but 
ordinarily she must stay and work out her 
1). If a penalty is not observed, the Office of the 

Dean of Women is notified. 
C. Return'mg late — From late leaves, campus 
leaves, dances, library or any campus function, 
or late at 7:30 P. M.'or 8 p'. M. The penalties 
listed below will be assessed for lateness: 
1-3 minutes campused Monday, Tuesday, and 

4-6 minutes campused Friday, Saturday, and 

7-9 minutes campused Monday through Sun- 
10-15 minutes campused Friday through Sun- 
day of following week. 
16 or more minutes the Office of the Dean of 
Women handles the case. 
Z). The penaUij for leaving the residence after 
10:30 P. M. shall be a campus of Saturday and 
Sunday nights. 
E. The penalty for taking over the quota of late 
leaves shall be: Loss the following month of 
twice the number of late leaves taken above 
the quota. 


/'. A campus of Moiuiay tlirougli Wednesday 
holds for the foHowing offenses: 

1, Untidy room. (If this offense is committed 
the second time, the camjius will be Friday 
through Sunday.) 

2. Failure to attend residence meetings with- 
out an adequate excuse. 

:J. Not signing in or out. (If this offense is 

committed a second time the campus will 

be Monday through Friday.) 
I. Signing in or out for someone else. 
o. Signing in or out incorrectly. 
(). Failure of fire officer, air raid warden or 

monitor to appoint a substitute, if she is 


(i. If a looman student is brought before the 
League for the second time for the same 
offense the penalty is usually doubled. 

//. For breaking quiet hour the woman student is 
campused on Saturday night. 

/. //■ (I iconiaii student does not appear before the 
League whtn summoned, her regular penalty 
will l)e extended one day, irnless she has been 
excused by the house president. 

./. // a ivoman fails to attend a fire drill, she will 
be campused Friday through Sunday. 

A'. Women Students will not be given any choice 
for the date of their campus, and they will 
take the campus penalty during the week in 
which the offense was committed unless the 
League thinks that a legitimate excuse has 


been offered. There will be no extra penalty 
if the League decides to alter a campus. 

// sigji out cards are not turned in by the re])- 
resentatives on the Tuesday following the 
meeting by 4:00 P. M., the campus will be 
Monday through Wednesday. 

X. Elections 

The House Presidents to represent the Dormi- 
tories, Annexes, and Sororities shall be elected 
one month before the term of the present 
House President expires (which runs for 
three quarters or two semesters). Summer 
sessions may be treated as a special quarter 
and separate elections held, or the officer 
for the preceding quarter may continue. 

1. Within the first two weeks of a new school 
term, each off-campus house must have 
chosen its representative to the League. 

2. Representatives may be chosen from the 
Junior or Senior Classes for the House 
Presidents, and a record of the election shall 
be kept so that if the woman student does 
not return to school, the next highest stu- 
dent can take her place. A girl who has had 
experience living in the dorm under the 
I^eague Rules should be chosen president. 

Any woman student elected to the League must 
retain a two-point average. 

League members are expected to take all 
changes in rules to their housemother imme- 


The Women's League Retains for Itself the 
Right to Make Exceptions in the Rules if the Con- 
ditions Warrant It. 

I. There will be no smoking at dances, in class 
rooms or any other place on campus except in 
the following: 

A. Rooms in dormitories. 

B. Rest rooms in class buildings. 

C. Drugstores. 

11. Slacks and blue jeans are to be worn only in 
active sports, in one's room and when given 
special permission by the Office of the Dean 
of Women. 


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Dr. Clarence W. Spears began his second year 
as head football coach with a squad composed of 
seventeen year olds, t F's, and a few discharged 

The Old Liners fought their way through a 
tough schedule, meeting such foes as Wake Forest, 
West Virginit, Michigan State, Florida, Virginia, 
Penn State, and V. M. I. The end of the season 
saw one win and one draw on a nine game card. 

No formal spring practice was held last year 
but football was included in the physical educa- 
tion program. Formal fall ]:>ractice started sev- 
eral weeks ago. 

In addition to football, varsity C(mipetition this 
year will be carried on in boxing, basketball, base- 
ball, and rifle. There is a possibility that there 
will be track and lacrosse squads if a sufficient 
immber of men are interested in iiarticipating in 
tliese two sports. Maryland's Old Liners will 
compete against Conference o])ponents as well as 
other outstanding teams. 

Keep your scores. 

Old Oppo- 

Liners nenfs 
Guilford College at College Park, 

Sept. 29th 

Richmond at Riclunond, Oct. 6th 

Ignited States Merchant Marine 
Academy at College Park, 

Oct, 13th 

\'. P. I. at College Park, Oct. 20th 


West Virginia at Morgantown, 

Oct. 27th .- - 

William and Mary at College Park, 

Nov. 3rd 

V. M. I. at College Park, Nov. 10th _ 

Virginia at Charlottesville, Nov. 


South Carolina at Columbia, Dec. 

1st : 


Ably coached by Coach Paddy Kane, the Old 
liiners defeated North Carolina Pre-Flight School 
and drew with the Penn Staters on a seven iight 
card. Virtually every team met was either a ser- 
vice team or Navy fortified. 

Coach Kane initiated an intramural boxing tour- 
nament last December in order to obtain talent 
for the '46 squad. 


Despite the fact that the Terps won very few 
games last season, they were extended an invita- 
tion to participate in the Southern Conference 
playoffs by virtue of a win over William and 
Mary. However, they were eliminated in the 
first round after bowing to a stronger Duke quin- 

The floormen, under the excellent tutorship of 
Coach Burton Shipley, were considerably weak- 
ened by the loss of players to the armed forces 
throughout the season. 



The Terp riflemen under Col. Harland C. Gris- 
wold registered fifteen wins in seventeen shoul- 
der matches, and eight wins in ten postal matches. 
While the shoulder matches were against local 
civilian teams for the most part, the postal 
matches brought competition from Lehigh M.I.T., 
Michigan State, Western Maryland, Syracuse, 
Alabama, Pitt, Arizona, and North Carolina State. 

Maryland copped the William Randolph Hearst 
Trophy match for tlie 3rd Service Command, won 
second place in the 3rd Service Command Inter- 
collegiate matches and placed fourth in the 
National Intercollegiate matches. 

In addition to these trophies, the Meeks Trophy 
is awarded each year to the outstanding member 
of the team. This award is in honor of I.t. George 
Meeks, former Terp rifleman, wlio died in Iceland. 


Maryland had a poor season last spring, re- 
cording only two wins against nine defeats. How- 
ever, as in other sports, the Shipleymen played 
service powered nine. They defeated Fort Myer 
and Johns Hopkins, losing to such teams as 
Quantico Marine Barracks, Fort Meade, and the 
Indianhead Marines. 

Coached by Burton Shipley, who developed 
Charlie Keller among other stars, the Old Liners 
showed up remarkably well considering the caliber 
of their opponents. 

Although baseball was on informal basis last 
year a normal collegiate schedule is expected for 
next spring. 



A varied and extensive program of intramural 
sports was conducted by the men's Physical Edu- 
cation Department under the direction of Coach 
Stanley Baker. 

Besides touch football, basketball, and Softball 
leagues, there were boxing and tennis tourna- 
ments. There was also an Interfraternity track 
meet held last spring. 

Announcements concerning intramurals are pub- 
lished in the Diamondback. 


Founded at the University of Maryland in 1942 

Alex. Bobexko President 

Michael Zetts Vice-President 

Percy Wolfe Secretary-Treasurer 

Leslie Daly Recorder 

All wearers of the Varsity "M" are eligible for 
membership in this association. 

The purpose of the Varsity "M" Association is 
to foster better intercollegiate athletics and to 
sponsor intramural competition. 

As in former years, the Club served mainly as a 
medium for uniting male students who have simi- 
lar interests and a desire to see the University 
outstanding in athletics. 

In addition to providing judges and referees 
for intramural sports, the association sponsors 
campus dances and also takes an active part in 
the annual homecoming. 



Thomas Ashe 
David Balachow 
Duane Bates 
Walter Bauman 
Sam Behr 
Randolph Bishop 
Arthur Bosley 
Melville Bowers 
Walter Bowling 
Emanuel Briguglio 
John Buckley 
Charles Campbell 
Stephen Chalmers 
Thomas Chisari 
William Coakley 
Reno Continetti 
Lawrence Cooper 
Leslie Daly 
Frank Doory 
Salvatore Fastuca 
William Filbert 
John Flynn 
Norman Geatz 
William Greer 
Gerald Heatley 
Harold Keller 

Charles Knight 
Milton Kurtz 
Stephen I^emler 
Jack Love 
Kenneth Malone 
Thomas Maloney 
James Mattingly 
Charles May 
Patrick McCarthy 
Patrick Moran 
George Murphy 
Charles Proffin 
Raymond Richards 
Wilbur Rock 
Harold Rodenhauser 
Mah'olm Rosenthal 
Charles Ryan 
James Shields 
Leslie Smith 
Richard Spencer 
Sidney Sterman 
Richard Terry 
Robert Troll 
Percy Wolfe 
Robert Yordy 
Michael Zetts 


BoBBv BrROETTi: President 

Bktty .Jacksox Vice-President 

Mar.torik Fredkrick Corresponding Secretary 


Louisa Whitk Recording Secretary 

Katk SaiiTH Treasurer 

Dk. Rachkl Benton Faculty Advisor 

The Women's Recreation Association is a club 
organized for the sponsorsiiip of intramural sports 
and activities among all undergraduate women. 

During the fall term intramural hockey tourna- 
ments were held while basketball and bowling 
were the main winter sports. Vt)lleyball and 
table tennis teams were formed in the spring. 
In addition, there is expected to be badminton, 
tennis, and interclass Softball com]ietition this 







ScJiXiol Sfu/Ui 


One of the oldest traditions at the University 
of Maryland, which time and war have failed to 
efface, is the "ratting" of incoming freshmen by 
the Sophomore Class. 

As "rats," you will be called upon in the weeks 
that follow to perform many tasks which at times 
may seem silly or unreasonable. However, we hope 
that you will accejit these demands in the proper 
spirit — the spirit in which they are made. Re- 
member that, although you have been admitted 
to the University, you must still prove your worth 
to us. 

You have doubtless been impressed by the 
l»rominence of posters telling you to "Read, Fear. 
Obej' the Ten Commandments." Again, a word 
of advice. These placards have not been dis- 
tributed in an effort to beautify our campus 
They have a constructive purpose. Read them! 
Practice what they preach ! 

Above all, get off on the right foot by practicing 
tlie "hello" habit whenever possible. This is one of 
our most cherished traditions, and it can be a big 
hel}) to you in meeting future fraternity brothers 
and sorority sisters. Help to keep Maryland a 
friendly University. 

That you obey the Ten Commandments and 
their associated bylaws is of concern to everyone 
who was once a freshman at Maryland. It is up 
to you to identify yourselves as loyal Maryland 


men b\' livinjr up to these establislied customs. If 
you do not, the Sopliomore Class stands ready to 
enforce them, and a special "Ratting Court" has 
been established to handle individual cases. 

It is hoi)ed, hov,ever, that any "enforcement'' 
will be unnecessary and that you will continue the 
tradition of previous freshmen classes. Start off 
the year right ! Grasp the Maryland s])irt and pay 
strict obedience to these rules: 


1. Memorize the Ten Commandments and all 

2. Wear rat hat, nameplate, and M-tie at all 

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

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

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

6. I^earn Maryland cheers and songs. (Get 
the Maryland spirit!) 

7. Remain in your room every week night 
from 8:30 to 11:30 unless otherwise in- 

8. Do not smoke on cam]ius, except in your 
room or in the Student Lounge. 

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

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


1. Freshmen must carry the M-Book at all 

2. Freshmen may not walk for any reason 
whatsoever on the Upperclassmen's Walk 
which connects Arts and Sciences with the 
Administration Building, nor upon the ad- 
joining grass. 

3. Freshmen in the Dining Hall may not sit at 
the ends of rectangular tables. 

4. Freshmen using the Arts and Sciences 
Building must enter and leave by the front 
(north) entrances, first floor and basement 

5. Freshmen entering and leaving the Engi- 
neering Building must use the large East 

6. Freshmen must not loiter more than two 
minutes on the Library steps. 

7. All Freshmen Girls will wear their hair in 

— The Sophomore Class. 


Freshmen boys are known as "rats" and their 
coed classmates as "rabbits." 

The "hello" habit, one of our most important 
traditions, has built up Maryland's reputation as 
a friendly University. Help keep it going, and 
remember — it is a sure way to meet future fra- 
ternity and sorority companions. 


The Upperclassmen's Walk, running between 
the Arts and Sciences and Administration build- 
ings, is for upperclassmen only. Walk on it at 
your own risk. 

This M-Book is your official "Bible." Carry it 
with you at all times, just in case some Sophomore 
should ask you for it. 

All "rabbits'' must wear their hair in pigtails 

Freshmen entering and leaving the Engineering 
Building are restricted to the East Entrance. 

Those using the Arts and Sciences Building 
must go around to the North side, where two en- 
trances, first floor and basement, are available. 

The Library is a place to study, not to make 
dates. Furthermore, noisy congregation on the 
front steps disturbs those inside. For this reason, 
you must not loiter more than two minutes on 
these steps, 

"Cutting" campus is dangerous (if you get 
caught) and destructive. Use the walks and save 
those 999 blades of grass. 

Freshmen must not smoke on campus, except in 
their rooms or in the Student Lounge. 

You will make many friends at the Freshman 
Mixer dance, usually held after the first week of 

In addition to the nightly ratting, the Sopho- 
more Class will pick one night out of the semester 
to hold a "Prayer for Rain." If you don't know 
what this is, just ask one of last semester's fresh- 


Your chance for revenfjc will come at the big 
Tug-of-War with the So])lu)mores over Paint 
Branch. If you win, ratting will be discontinued 
immediately. If you lose, don't say we didn't 
warn you. 




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Songs and Cheers 


I-,earn the songs and cheers of your school. 
Show your school spirit by cooperating with your 
cheer leaders and attending all football games 

Page Watson Dottie Hargrove 

Phyllis Ann Eouis Pat Willits 

Barbara McCutcheon 

U. M. 



U. M. Rah Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 

U. Rah 

M. Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 


BOOM— Rah 

Team Team Team 


M ! M ! M-A-R-Y 

H L ! L ! L-A-N-D 


Fight, team, fight 


Mary Land 

Team Team Team 

4. SWAY 

Mary Land 

Fight, team, fight 

T— E— A— M 

Team (soft) 

Team (medium) 
Team (loud) 




Dorsey swings it, 

Red hot and blue 
Big Apple and Suzy Q 

Truck on down 

And shag on 

Come on, Maryland 

It's up to YOU ! 





( Repeat 2 more times) 


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


Yea (player's first 

Yea (last name) 
Yea, Yea (full name) 



(By Bob Kixney) 
Hail, Alma Mater, 
Hail, to thee, Maryland — 
Steadfast in loyalty 
For thee we stand. 
Love for the Black and Gold 
Deep in our hearts we hold, 
Singing thy praise forever 
Throughout the land. 


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


Maryland, we're all behind you; 
Wave high the Black and Gold, 
F'or there is nothing half so glorious 
As to see our men victorious; 
We've got the team, boys, 
We've got the steam, boys. 
So keep on fighting, don't give in ! 
(Shout) M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D 
(Sing) Maryland will win! 



(By Jake Powkll axd 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, 
liottoms up ! Bottoms up ! 
To Maryland. 


(By Fred Bacic and John Tate) 
R-()-T-C, march along; 
Shout the battle cry. 
As we march, we sing a song 
Of the men who do or die. 
Onward goes our regiment. 
Flying colors bright. 
We'll win again, dear Maryland, 
We'll fight with all our might. 



The sons and daughters throng thy door, 

Maryland ! My Maryland ! 
'I'heir hearts and hopes they bring to tliee, 

Maryland ! Oh Maryland ! 
And place them hi 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 I 
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 ! Mv Maryland ! 







Dr. Byrd's Message 10 

Deax Reid's Message 13 

Deax Stamp's Message 15 

Officers of Administration 17 


STinEXT President's Message 19 

s. g. a, constitittion 22 

Stt'dent Board Officers 42 

Student Life Committee 43 




M USIC 51 









Freshmen Commandmexts 102 

Freshmen By-I>aws — 103 

Freshmen Bylaws 103 

Freshmen Traditions 103