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The staff dedicates the 
7953-7954 M-fioofc fo 
Dr. Harry C. Byrd, 
President of the 
University of Maryland 


liiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii --J»*^ 

The 1953-1954 

m book 

Handbook of the 

Class of 1957 

University of Maryland 
College Park, Maryland 

^ Looking across the mall to 

Anne Arundel Hall 






• foreword 


You are beginning the higher phase of your 
formal education in the great University of 
a great State— a State of tradition where 
education is classed among the superior attri- 
butes, and where the enlightenment of our 
citizens was advocated and encouraged from 
earliest colonial times. 

The University of Maryland offers excellent 

opportunities for a good general education or 

for specialized courses. It has a good and 

devoted faculty. The members of that faculty 

are anxious to help you— through teaching, 

advice and counsel— but the faculty cannot do 

your learning for you. That is up to you. 

Treat the opportunity which is offered you 

here as something valuable— something worth 

having and worth 


The University of 

Maryland will do its 

part if you do yours. 

With kindest regards 

and best wishes for 

all of you, I am 




4 ^!J>nuns Hall, the home of the Agriculture Collcy 

Calendar of Events 


12-20 Saturday-Sunday — Panhellenic 

15-20 Tuesday-Sunday — Freshman Week 
September 15 — Convocation 
September 16-18 — Registration, 

first semester 
September 16 — Terrace Dance 
September 17 — Deans' Meetings 
September 18 — Freshman Mixer 
September 19 — Barn Dance 
September 20 — Student Religious 

Council Reception 

19 Saturday — Missouri Football Game — 


21 Monday — Instruction begins 

25 Friday — President's Reception 

Fraternity Rushing begins — Open 

26 Saturday — Washington and Lee Foot- 

ball Game — Senior Day — Home 
2 Friday — Independent Student's Asso- 

ciation — Open House 


S Saturday— Clemson Football Game- 


9 Friday— Panhellenic Dance 

10 Saturday-Georgia Football Game- 

Band Day — Home 
Penn State— Soccer 
il Sunday— Fraternity Rushing ends 

1^ Tuesday— Current Events Forum 

15 Thursday— Fal Convocation- 

Faculty and Students 

^^ ^Dln^c7^^'''''''^^'''*'' Council Square 

17 Saturday-North Carolina Football 

Game— Football Weekend— Away 

19-28 Monday-Friday— Career Week 
Miami Football Game— Away 
Independent Students' Association 
earn Dance 

29 Thursday— National Symphony Or- 

cestra- Astrid Vainay 
31 Saturday-South Carolina Football 

Lrame — Homecoming" Game 

Homecoming Dance 

3-7 Tuesday-Saturday— University 

Theater ^ 

7 Saturday-George Washington Foot- 

ball Game — Away 

12 'rh."^^;!d^y-Alpha Lambda Delta— 

w Vc i ea 

13 Friday — Rossborough Dance 

14 Saturday — University of Mississippi 

Football — Dad's Day — Home 
17 Tuesday — Current Events Forum 

21 Saturday — Alabama Football Game — 

AFROTC Day— Home 
26-29 Thursday-Sunday— Thanksgivinp; Re- 

November 25 — Wednesday after 
last class — Thanksgiving recess 
November 30 — Monday at 8 :00 a. m. 
— Thanksgiving lecess ends 


4 Friday — Harmony Hall 

8-12 Tuesday-Saturday ~ University 

13 Sunday — Messiah or Christmas Ora- 


15 Tuesday — Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Christmas Service 

16 Wednesday — Associated Women's 

Students Christmas Pageant 
19-Jan. 3 Sat.-Mon. — Christmas Recess 

December 19 — Saturday after last 
class — Christmas recess begins 


January 4 — Monday at 8:00 a. m. 
— Christmas recess ends 
8 Friday— National Symphony Orches- 

tra — J^eopold Stokowsky 


9 Saturday— Snowball Dance 

13-17 Wednesday-Sunday — Art Exhibit 
14 Thursday^ — Symphony — William 

14-15 Thursday-Friday — Fabric Festival 
20 Wednesday — Charter Day 

21-28 Thursday-Thursday— First Semester 


3-5 Wednesday-Friday — Registration, 

second semester 
5 Friday — Interfraternity Ball 

8 Monday — Instruction begins 

13 Saturday — Campus Club Valentine 

16- Tuesday-Sunday — Panhellenic Rush- 

Mar. 7 ing 
18 National Symphony Orchestra and 

Chapel Choir 
20 Saturday — Square Dance Jamboree 

22 Monday — Washington's Birthday, 

22-28 Monday-Sunday — Religious Emphasis 

24 Wednesday— Hillel Skit Night 

26 Friday — Sophomore Promenade 


1-6 Monday-Saturday — Campus Chest 

4 Thursday — Women's Chorus and Glee 


9-13 Tuesday-Saturday— University 

17-19 Wednesday-Friday— Modern Dance 
19 Friday— Junior Promenade 

24-27 Wednesday-Saturday— Aqualiners 
Water Show 

25 Thursday— Maryland Day Convoca- 



1 Thursday— National Symphony Or- 

chestra—Oscar Levant 

2 Friday— International Fiesta 

6-7 Tuesday- Wednesday— Gymkana Home 


9 Friday— Freshman Promenade 

16-20 Friday-Monday— Easter Recess 

April 15— Thursday after last class 

— Easter recess begins 
April 20— Tuesday at 8:00 a. m.— 
Easter recess ends 

22 Thursday— Band Concert 

23 Friday— Agricultural Council Square 


24 Saturday— Block and Bridle Livestock 


27- Tuesday-Saturday— University 

May 1 Theater 



1 Saturday— Military Ball 

6 Thursday— Interfraternity Sing 

7 Friday— Home Economics Open House 
9 Sunday— Mothers' Day— Choir Festi- 

11 Tuesday — May Day 

13 Thursday— Military Day 

14 Friday — Rossborough Dance 
17-28 Monday-Friday— Art Exhibit 

19 Wednesday— Honors and Awards 


27- Thursday-Friday — second semester 
June 4 exams 

30 Sunday— Baccalaureate Exercises 

31 Monday — Memorial Day, holiday 


5 Saturday — Commencement Exercises 


June 21 Monday— Registration, Summer 

June 22 Tuesday — Summer Session begins 
July 30 Friday — Summer Session ends 

Note: As, the M-Book went to press, the full 
schedule of Athletic events was not com- 
plete. However, Maryland's football 
schedule is as shown. 


General Information 


Since the object of attending a University is to 
receive the best possible education, it is neces- 
sary for each student to attend classes regu- 
larly. Classes begin on the hour and last for 
50 minutes. If a teacher fails to appear for 
his class, students are not required to remain. 
However, they must wait a specified length 
of time before they may leave: 20 minutes 
for a Dean, 15 minutes for a Doctor, and 10 
minutes for an instructor. 

At the University there is no unlimited cut 
system. Each instructor usually informs his 
class at the beginning of the course how he 
will handle cuts. After three unexcused ab- 
sences, a student is reported to his Dean and 
his parents are notified. Too many, absences 
lower a grade and may eventually result in a 
complete course failure. 

To drop a course, the student must do so 
before a set time each semester, as specified 
in the semester's schedule of classes. Per- 
mission from the student's Dean and a small 
fee are required to drop a subject. 

Exams usually include three one-hour exams 
and a two-hour final in each course. If a 
student misses an exam, he may take a make- 
up exam upon permission of the instructor 
and payment of a $1.00 fee to the registrar. 



All students on the undergraduate level pay 
a Student Activities Fee during registration. 
This fee supports such activities as student 
publications, the University Theater and Clef 
and Key productions, dances and other campus 
activities open to the entire student body. 


This fee is also paid at registration. The tee 
covers the cost of admission to all intei- 
coUegiate sport events held on the College 
Park campus. An athletic coupon book is 
issued to each student, and a prescribed cou- 
pon from this book must be presented at each 
event for admittance. Along with the iieces= 
sary coupon, the book holder must show his 
ID card at the time of admittance. 

The Student Supply Store in the Adrnmistra- 
tion building basement serves the needs oi I he 
student body by selling school and 
the required texts for the courses ^>ff^':^;/,^ '^^ 
semester. The store also carries a full line 
of novelty and souvenir items. 

Also located in the Ad building- basement is 
the campus post office. Each studeiit is as- 
signed a post office box at registration whic^ 
he will share with one or more other students 
during the academic year. The post office 
handles regular mail, communications f/,^^ ' ^h^ 
University and its organizations to the stu- 


The post office sells stamps, but full mailing 
facilities can be had at the College Park post 

tt'si^tf Gil''' ^'^^^^"^ ^^^^ ^^-- ^-- 

Campus telephones may be used to make 
on-campus calls. Off-campus calls may be 
made on pay phones located in the dormi- 
tories and other campus buildings 

Telegrams may be sent from the campus tele- 
phone exchange located in the east end of the 
Education building basement. Incoming wires 
are either delivered or phoned to student resi^ 

berTwA'vSf ^?!^^- "' M^' P^one num- 
061 IS WA 7-3800 and dorms may be requested 
trom the operator. 

All students living "on the hill'' (in the perma- 
nent dorms) are required to eat in the Dining 
Hall. Dining Hall cards are issued at regis- 
tration. All other students must make their 
own arrangements. A cafeteria is located on 
the lower floor of the Dining Hall, serving 
meals at reasonable rates. There are several 
eating establishments in the nearby College 
Fark area and several Greek-letter houses 
take in a few boarders. 

The Recreation Hall on the southwest side 
ot campus provides snacks and short orders 
for all students. This is a favorite meeting 
place for that "coffee break" between classes 
JNext to the famous Rossborough Inn on the 
boulevard is the University Dairy, sei-ving ice 
cream and other dairy products every day 
except Sunday. ^ ^ 



The University Infirmary is located west of the 
Dining Hall. It is staffed by the University 
physician and nurse, providing routine medical 
service to all undergraduate students. The 
phone number of the Infirmary is Extension 
326 on campus phones. 


The University does not provide a laundry 
service for the students. However, there are 
several laundry and dry cleaning concerns in 
College Park. Several dorms have coin-oper- 
ated automatic washers and dryers. Students 
may also mail their laundry home at the 
usual postal rates. 


The University library and the library annex 
are open 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, 7:30 a. m. to 5 p. m. on 
Saturday, and from 3 p. m. until 10 p. m. on 

Reserve books may be taken out at 8 p. m. 
on weekdays and returned at eight the next 
morning. Books taken from the loan desk 
may be taken for a 14-day period and may be 

Overdue books from the loan desk receive a 
five cent per day fine, and overdue books taken 
from the reserve shelves are fined according to 
the number of minutes and/or hours late. 



Details on reserving meeting rooms for on- 
campus functions may be found in the current 
issue of the Academic Regulations bulletin. 


All students, members of the staff and faculty 
are assigned parking lot spaces during regis- 
tration. All autos are registered and are 
assigned a parking lot sticker which must be 
displayed prominently on the rear window of 
the car. Parking on campus roads is for- 
bidden. Traffic and parking regulations are 
enforced by State Police. 


The Diamondback is available in the base- 
ment of the Ad building, Library, Rec Hall, 
Dining Hall and in most classroom buildings. 
The Old Line is also distributed at the same 
places on campus. The Terrapin is distributed 
to individual students in the middle of May. 
The M-Book is given to all incoming fresh- 
men at fall registration, and may be picked 
up at the Student Publications Office in Build- 
ing GG by freshmen beginning in February. 


College Park is served by the Greyhound and 
Trailways bus lines. Local bus lines serve 
Washington and, the nearby suburban areas. 
Greyhound schedules and tickets are obtained 
in the Varsity Grill. Trailways and local bus 
information is found in the College Park 



Located next to the Women's Field House, the 
"Rec Hall" serves all students in many ways. 
There is a large and a small lounge, providing 
the latest in periodicals. The large lounge 
boasts a TV set, and the small one may be 
used for meetings. 

The Rec Hall also provides facilities for 
cards, pool, and chess. There is also an 
adequate snack bar in the charge of genial 
Bill Hoff. 


Tickets for dance, musical and dramatic 
productions are handled by the University 
Theater box office located in the Education 
building basement. The box office usually 
opens one week prior to the run of a pro- 


Arrangements for living in University dormi- 
tories should be made with Assistant Dean of 
Women, Marian Johnson for women and Men's 
Dormitory Manager, Robert James, for men. 
Off -campus accommodations are handled by the 
Assistant Dean of Men, Doyle Royal. 


Students may turn in or recover articles at 
the campus police station located at the North 


Whom To See . . 




Athletic Teams : 




Cross-Conn h'.v 








D ram )i tics 

Employment : 
Full Time 
Part Time 



Housing : 




Wh ere 


Dean of College Dean's Office 

S'ee Student Directory 
G. Watson Administration 396 

Dave Brigham IJossborough 366 

Burton Shipley 
Bud Millik.ui ■ 
Frank Cronin 
Jim Kehoe 
Jim Tatum 
Frjink Cronin 
Jack Faber 

Doyle Koynl 
Doyle Roy ill 
Jim Kehoe 
William Krn 
Warren L. 

















Lewis U. Knebel Administration 411 

Dean Eppley Administration 33S 

IVIiss Binns Dean of Women 271 

John Martin WA 7-9849 

Dr. Bishop Infirmary 326 

Robert James Dorm C 319 

Miss Johnson Dean of Women 359 

Dr. Bam ford 
Pete Sarant 




Whom To See 


Intramurals : 


Lost & Found 
Meeting Rooms : 


Men's League 

Music : 


Men's Glee 

Chapel Choir 


Problems : 




Publications : 



Old Line 


Social Life 
Student Life 

Summer School 
Women's Leagu 


Jim Kehoe 
Dorothy Deach 
Loan Desk 
Campus Police 
Ralph Brown 

Dean Cotterman 
George Morrison 

Col. Ambrose 

Robert Landers 
Dr. Randall 

Mr. Springman 
Robert Landers 



Armory 370 

Field House 267 

Library 259 

North Gate 315 

Administration 386 

Administration 327 

Administration 371 

Office O 12 328 




261. 351 


Charles Haslup Music 



Dean Eppley 
Dean or Advisor 
Psych. Dept. 
Dean Stamp 

Elin Lake 
B. Ann Bennett 
B. Ann Bennett 
Bill Holland 
Dean Cotterman 
Craig Fisher 
Miss Binns 
Molly Turner 

Dean Reid 
Dr. Devilbiss 
e Mary Jo Turner 


Administration 338 
Respective Office 
DD 295 

Dean of Women 293 

GG 5 258 

GG 5 258 

GG 5 361 

GG 5 361 

Administi'ation 327 
Administration 363 
Dean of Women 271 
UN 4 9829 


Dorm III 


V/hat to Bring to College — Men 

One of the biggest headaches for the student 
who plans to live on campus for the first time 
is the problem of what to bring with him in 
the line of clothes and furnishings for his 
room. After a semester of many adjustments, 
most students manage to learn what items 
are necessary to live comfortably in their home 
away: from home. However, a few words of 
advice may go a long way in helping the stu- 
dent living away from home for the first time. 

It is a good idea to see the room you have 
been assigned to before moving in. Also, 
it is a good idea to meet your roommate(s) 
if this is at all possible. Not all dormitories 
are built alike, and dormitory rooms vary in 
size and closet facilities. By talking it over 

with your prospective roommate you can de- 
cide between yourselves what furnishings, 
such as radios and lamps, you will want to 

A typical room for two men may have a 
closet and chest of drawers for each of you, 
a large study table with two chairs, and 
either a double bunk or two singles. If you 
desire to make your accommodations as 
home-like as possible, you may hang curtains, 
install floor lamps and bring that old easy 
chair sitting in the attic. Of course, no 
equipment of the university may be changed, 
altered or damaged in any way. 

As for clothes to bring, this matter is up 
to the individual concerned. This is not a 
fashion book, and a student cannot be told 
what he should or should not wear. However, 
students are advised to be sensible and prac- 
tical in their dressing habits whether they are 
attending classes, sport events or going out 
on dates. Maryland is not a "coat and tie" 
college, nor is it a "blue jean" school. 

It cannot be said any one particular cloth- 
ing fad has caught on here at Maryland. 
Many men on campus wear khaki trousers and 
white shirts to classes, but even this cannot 
be considered "standard." Letter awards and 
sweaters with high school colors are taboo on 
campus. They may have meant something in 
high school, but have little recognition value 
iat Maryland. 


What to Bring to College, Coeds 

So you want to know what to bring to college! 
Just remember that your life away from home 
will demand many of the same things that 
were necessary when you lived at home. If 
it rained sometimes at home, count on double 
that amount here at Maryland and be sure 
to bring a slicker and boots. 

To be safe and sure of the best wardrobe, buy 
carefully and tastefully. Avoid that pale 
champagne cashmere with rhinestone and 
pearl trimming and look for some easy-to-care- 
for pullovers to match your skirts. If you 
aren't sure of the best in college fashions, 
avoid buying all of your clothes until after 
you have returned to school for a week or two, 
and check on what the upper class, experi- 
enced gal goes for. 

The best advice from a college shop of a large 
department store may be far from the needs 
of a truly busy and practical coed. Warm 
wool skirts, easily pressed, should mix and 
match your 4 or 5 favorite sweaters. Cardi- 
gans and at least one blazer will provide in- 
between weather warmth. Saddles still lead 
the field, with loafers close behind. 
Come cold weather, you will need a comfort- 
able and practical coat for class. 
And of course, don't forget your dressy 
clothes, gloves, and a hat for Sunday. The 
Saturday night parties and dates call for 


something special in heels and hose. In the 
other extreme, a pair of well-worn dungarees 
and soft shirt fill the bill for lounging and 
studying in the dorm or house. 
Now in the line of furnishings . . . white 
ruffle curtains that need laundering every two 
weeks aren't the best idea. Try tailored decora- 
tion schemes with comfort and practicability 
in mind. 

Good lighting is most important. Radio, rugs 
and records make your new home more re- 
laxing. Dont bring all the personal dust- 
catchers, tho'! Your books and current 
wardrobe alone will take up every square inch 
of space, without having to harbor the col- 
lection of knick-knacks! 

In other words, perspective 4.00 scholar, social 
whirler, and activity bounder, bring to college 
essential and practical items ... to allow 
yourself plenty of time to enjoy your coming 




— — JK 




A Arts and Sci«ni:«a 

AA Chemistry L«bs. 

At Armory 

B Music 

BB Chemistry Annex 

IB Administration 

C Chemistry (new) 

Col Coliseum 

D Dairy 

DD Tsychology 

DW Dfjn of Women 

E Agronomy, Botany. 

FE Zoolugy 

F Horticulture 

FF Mathematics 

G Gymnasium 

GG. Mathematics 

\ H Home Economics 

HH Seminar 

Agric. Enp. and 

Industrial Education 

J Engr. Classroom Bidg 

K Chemistry (old) 

L Library 

M Morrill Hall 

N.... Geography 

O Agriculture 

P Poultry 

Q Business and Publw 

R Classroom Building 

S Engr. Lab. Building 

T Education 

U Chemical Engineering 

V , . . Wind Tunnel 

W Women's Field Hou»« 

X . Animal Husbandry 


Marjjland's oldest structure— the Rossborough Inn 

history and traditions 

You are now entering into a phase of your 
life which you will always cherish. College 
memories are among the happiest ones, and 
the University of Maryland has many such 
memories to offer. Your first experience in 
college tradition will probably be the "Hello 
Habit." As you walk through the campus 
greet your new friends with a cheerful hello. 

Your pride in the University of Maryland will 
increase as you visit the Rossborough Inn and 
the Chapel, attend convocations and sport 
activities, and enjoy the Homecoming dance 
and May Day. As the year goes on, you will 
find yourself engulfed in Maryland tradition. 
For example, you will begin class each hour 
to the sound of "Maryland, My Maryland" 
drifting from the Chapel tower. 

During your first year at Maryland Univers- 
ity you will be introduced to her tradition and 
history which enrich campus life and are 
cherished by the Maryland alumni. 



The University of Maryland dates back to 
1807, when the first school of the University, 
the College of Medicine, was founded in Bal- 
timore. In the more than 140 years since its 
founding, the University has expanded, both 
physically and scholastically until it now oc- 
cupies a position as one of the leading univer- 
sities in the country. 

After the College of Medicine was founded, 
there followed within a few years the estab- 
lishment of several other professional schools. 
The School of Law was added in 1823, the 
School of Dentistry in 1882, the School of 
Nursing in 1889, and in 1904, the Maryland 
College of Pharmacy. 

At College Park, in 1856, Maryland State 
College, the first agricultural college in the 
United States was established under the name 
of the Maryland Agricultural College. The 
college was financed by the sale of stock at 
$25 a share. 

In 1862, this college became, in part, a state 
institution with the passage of the Land Grant 
Act by Congress. It was one of the first 
schools to benefit from this act and the sub- 
sequent federal aids to education. 

In 1920, the professional schools of the 
University of Baltimore, and the Maryland 
State College in College Park were merged to 
form what is now known as the University 
of Maryland. 


University Seal 

Marvland's <;rt>ia Sfal, thf- ol.lpst of thp statp seals, 
was'spnt to the j)rnviii<p of Marylaod in 1H48 by Lord 
Baltimore. Morp than :i(Mi ypars old. tlip seal is the 
only state seal of strictly heraldic cliaracter. 

The escutcheon bears the Calvert and Crosslands 
arms quartered. The first and fourth quarters are the 
Calvert Arms. The spcoud and third quarters are from 
the Crossland. Baltimore's maternal arms. An earl's 
cor(»net and full-faced helnipt are surmounted on the 
quarterinj-'s. These indicate Lord Baltimore's rank in 
America. The Calvert <rest rests on the helmet. 

The escutcheon is supported on one side by the 
tigure of a farmer, and on the other by that of a 
Hsherman — svmbols of each of Lord Baltimore s 
estates. Marvland and Avalon, Below the figures is 
the scroll bearing the Calvert motto: "Fatti Maschii 
Parole Famine." which means "Deeds are Males; 
words, females." On a border encircling the seal is 
the legend : I'niversity of Maryland . . . 1807 •. . . 
I.S.jO . . . VJ'2.0. 


Traditions . . . 

Maryland, like all colleges, has traditions 
freshmen learn to love, and others remember 
long after college days are over. 

As soon as school starts, the football season 
begins; many traditions surround the Old 
Liner's love of sports and celebrations. Pep 
rallies before the game encourage school 
spirit. Testudo, the huge mascot for the Uni- 
versity, used to rest on a pedestal in front of 
the Coliseum, and was usually found missing 
early in the season. Traced from school to 
school, he invariably returned just before a 
big game. Now, however, the bronze prodigal 
is permanently stationed at the entrance of 
Byrd Stadium; his wandering days have come 
to a close — we hope! 

Homecoming highlights the fall season, 
when old grads return for the game, a queen 
is crowned, fraternity and sorority houses are 
resplendent with decorations, all the women 
wear chrysanthemums and everyone attends 
the Homecoming Dance. The annual Fresh- 
men-Sophomore tug-of-war over Paint Branch 
Creek precedes the game. 

The Rossborough Club presents its annual 
three dances during the year. 

At Christmas time a pageant is held, fol- 
lowing the lighting of a Christmas tree. Dur- 


ing the week preceding Christmas vacation, 
carols ring out on the campus between classes. 
The carols are played from the dining hall. 

When spring comes, one of the important 
events is the Interfraternity Sing, followed 
by May Day, one of the most colorful spec- 
tacles at the University. The May Queen's 
Crowning, the tapping of outstanding junior 
women by Mortar Board, and a pageant pre- 
sented to entertain the queen are part of the 
traditional program. 

At this time, too, one of Maryland's keenest 
rivals, Johns Hopkins, is encountered in the 
annual lacrosse game between the two schools. 
This meeting is one of the more rousing events 
of the athletic year. Campaigning and 
electioneering for student government and 
class offices make very lively campus elections 
every spring. 

The year is not complete without a visit to 
the Tunnel. Tradition has it that a couple 
must kiss on their first trip through this 
secluded spot. 

Just before graduation the annual Honors 
and Awards Assembly is held, in which recog- 
nition of scholarship, sports, ROTC, and other 
phases of University life is given. 

With graduation exercises, the seniors leave 
the University life behind them, but keep its 
memories always in their hearts. 




University life basically is a hard, dull rou- 
tine in which men and women work long hours 
to achieve their educational ambitions. 

There are times when every student becomes 
discouraged, but at such moments he should 
think of the splendid goal that he is seeking 
to achieve. 

Every student should remember that he or 
she will succeed only by his or her own efforts 
and by diligent application to the routine of 

It is true, though, the the members of the 
Faculty of the University are friends of the 
students and stand ready to help students to 
translate their ambitions and resolyes into 
actual achievements. 

It will always be a pleasure to have you come 
to see me whenever you feel that I »an be of 
help and I am sure that every member of the 
Faculty feels the same way. 


H. C. BYRD, 






^ i « 

It is with a great deal of pleasure that 
through the pages of the M Book I am able 
to extend a hearty and cordial welcome to all 
new and returning students. To the new stu- 
dents may I say I hope your years here will 
be busy, happy, profitable ones. I hope you 
will love our campus, enjoy its beauty, and 
respect our traditions. You will find Mary- 
land a friendly place, and lasting friendships 
will be made during your college years. A 
college education is both a privilege and a 
responsibility. See that you make the most 
of this great opportunity which you are for- 
tunate enough to have. 

The door of my office and those of my assist- 
ants are always open to you. We want to 
know you, so stop by and get acquainted. 
Dean of Women 

It is indeed a great pleasure to welcome the 
Class of 1957 and I hope each member of the 
class will have many interesting and broad- 
ening experiences during their sojourn at the 
University of Maryland. 

College life is co-operative and all must work 
for the success of the individual and the in- 
dividual must work for the success of the 
group. Here at Maryland you will find the 
faculty, administration, and student body glad 
to assist you. 

The Department of Student Welfare, as the 
name implies, is constituted to assist students 
where needed and all members of the de- 
partment will be glad to have you come to 
visit with them for a friendly chat or to 
discuss a problem. 


Dean of Men 




Board of Regents 

Chairman William P. Cole, 1958 

Treasurer Harry H. Nuttle, 1957 

E. Paul Knotts, 1954 

B. Herbert Brown, Jr., 1960 
Mrs. John L. Whitehurst, 1956 
Charles P. McCormick, 1957 
Arthur 0. Lovejoy, 1960 
Edward P. Holter, 1959 
Louis L. Kaplan, 1961 
Edmund S. Burke, 1959 

C. Ewing Tuttle, 1962 

The year following a board member's name 
denotes the expiration of his particular term 
of office. 

Officers of Administration 

Harry C. Byrd, President of the University 
Geary F. Epplev, Dean of Men and Director 

of Student Welfare 
Adele H. Stamp, Dean of Women 
Edgar F. Long, Dean of Students 
HaroM F. Cotterman, Dean of Faculty 


Ronald Bamford, Dean of Graduate School 
Gordon M. Cairns, Dean of Agriculture 
Leon P. Smith, Dean of College of Arts and 

J. Freeman Pyle, Dean of College of Business 

and Public Administration 
Wilbur Devilbiss, Dean of College of Educa- 
tion, Director of Summer School 
J. Ben Robinson, Dean of School of Dentistry 
S. S. Steinberg, Dean of College of Engineer- 
M. Marie Mount, Dean of College of Home 

Roger Howell, Dean of School of Law 
H. Boyd Wylie, Dean of School of Medicine 
Joseph R. Ambrose, Dean of College of Mili- 
tary Science 
L. M. Fraley, Dean of College of Physical 

Education, Recreation and Health 
Florence M. Gipe, Dean of School of Nursing 
Noel E. Foss, Dean of School of Pharmacy 
Ray Ehrensberger, Dean of College of Special 

and Continuation Studies 
Paul Nystrom, Director of Instruction, College 

of Agriculture 
G. Watson Algire, Director of Admissions 
George W. Fogg, Director of Personnel 
George 0. Weber, Business Manager 
Alma H. Preinkert, Registrar 









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Top row, left to right : Dean Wilbur Devilhiss, Col- 
lege of Education ; Dean M. Marie Mount, College of 
Home Economics. 

Bottom row, left to right : Dean J. Freeman Pyle, Col- 
lege of Business and Public Administration ; Dean 
Harold F. Cotterman, of Faculty ; Dean L. M. Fraley, 
College of Physical Education. 




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neeriug ; Dean Leon P. tSmith, College of Arts and 

• • know your deans 

Bottom right, left to right : Dean Ray Ehrensberger, 
College of Special and Continuation Studies ; Dean 
Joseph R. Ambrose, College of Military Science. 

This symbolic gesture shows the heginning of a 
new SOA 


Let me take this opportunity to extend to you 
a hearty and sincere welcome to our campus 

community at the University of Maryland. 
The student body and the Student Govern- 
ment Association are glad to have you with 
us. We hope your stay at the University will 
be both fruitful and pleasant in that you will 
achieve your academic goals and be active 
participants in campus life. 
Maryland has a lot to offer you. Judging 
from the freshman classes which have pre- 
ceded you, you have much to offer Maryland. 
The University has moved steadily ahead in 
many fields — education, research, athletics, and 
extra curricular activities. Just as we seniors 
have been a part of this growing and expand- 
ing process, you, too, will have an integral 
part in our alma mater's future. 
This will not come about by the mere saying 
of these words, but 
will be the result of 
your interest and par- 
ticipation in campus 
affairs. We cannot 
urge you too strongly 1^^^^ "^B*" 

to become good schol- ^^ ^ 

ars and good citizens ; ^"'*^'% 

— it is up to you, ^.««^ 

Class of 1957! 


SGA President , _ 

Student Government 

The University's organization for self-repre- 
sentation, the Student Government Associa- 
tion, is composed of three divisions: the 
Executive Council, the Men's League, and 
the Women's League. 

Heading the SGA is the Executive Council, 
the student group which decides questions of 
student policy, appropriates activity funds, 
acts upon suggestions for improvement, ^ and 
supervises all extra-curricular activities, 
through its various committees. All students 
are welcome to attend the Council's meetings 
which are held every two weeks. 

The Men's and Women's Leagues are re- 
sponsible for the enforcement of campus 

Your student activities fee, appropriated 
through the SGA, finances dances, the Uni- 
versity Theater, student publications, and 
other student activities. 

Meet your SGA and class officials, and ask 
questions about student activities. You are 
urged to help the Association perform its 
actual work by joining committees. Only by 
maintaining an acute interest in campus 
affairs can you help to bring the improvements 
which many feel are needed. 



Student Government Association and class 
offices are filled by elections which take place 
in the spring. If three candidates for offices 
are nominated, a primary is held a week prior 
to the final election. Any student having a 2.0 
over-all average may run for an office. Can- 
didates for Executive Council posts must be 
nominated from the floor of the SGA at a 
special designated meeting. Class office can- 
didates must procure a specified number of 
petition signatures prior to the deadline in 
order to run. Normally an assembly is held 
at which candidates state their qualifications. 


The Student Government Association oper- 
ates through the use of committees, set up 
by the Executive Council. All students are 
eligible to work on SGA committees. 

Chairmanships are open to those students 
writing a letter of application listing their 
qualifications and experience. 

Sub-committee chairmen are selected to 
serve under the chairman on the basis of 

SGA committees under the constitution are 
Ways and Means, Elections, Organization and 
Procedure, and special committees as the need 


Student Government 

Executive Council 

President „ Craig Fisher 

Vice-President _ Johnny Martin 

Secretary „ „ Frances White 

Treasurer Bill Bass 

President, Men's League Donald Goldstein 

President, AWS -....- Mary Jo Turner 

Fr-aternity Representative Rennie Smith 

Sorority Representative Eileen Reinhart 

Independent Representative Barbara Baton 

hidependent Representative Chuck Keffer 

Delegate at Large Jeanne Peake 

Delegate at Large Mary Margaret Mueller 

Delegate at Large George Kemp 

President, Senior Class Dave Bowers 

President, Junior Class Ray Browning 

President, Sophomore Class Ed Speer 

President, Freshman Class To be elected 

The president of the Executive Council has 
named the following committees: Student 
Welfare, Social Affairs, Campus Improve- 
ment, Student Activities, Constitution, Campus 
Chest, Freshman Orientation, Homecoming, 
Dad's Day, Student Union, Cultural Program, 
Public Relations, Traffic Appeals, and Job 


Class Officers J 953-54 

Senior Class 

President S^'^N^rTv^' 

Vice-President -..- Don Willard 

Secretary Marianne Alien 

Treasurer 7p.T r^^"^ 

Historian , '.^^^^^ ^o "^^^^ 

Sergeant-at-Arms -.... Wayne Smith 

Men's League Rep -••pon Tmdal 

AWS Representative .......Phyllis /.elko 

Junior Class 

President - Ray Browning 

Vice-President - Carl Friedler 

Secretary -.- Maxme Mottett 

Treasurer ...Robert Montgomery 

Historian ~ Carol Chenoweth 

Sergeant-at-Arms , James Gordon 

Men's League Rep .Harvey Betts 

AWS Representative — Kitty Patrick 

Sophomore Class 

President - ••- ^^ ^peer 

Vice-President - Charles LaMason 

Secretary : - ~ Joy Cosgrove 

Treasurer ...- -^ Stan J^ isher 

Historian - - -..•• ~ Pat King 

Sergeant at-Arms. ~ Pat Hoover 

Men's League Rep .- Dave Walker 

A WS Representative Barbara Lape 


Associated Women Students 

President Mary Jo Turner 

Vice-President - Joy Covert 

Secretary - - Wanda Mehring 

Treasurer - Maureen Quinn 

You, as a new woman student will soon find 
that you will be a part of AWS, helping to 
fulfill its goals for the general welfare of the 
women students. AWS formulates, adminis- 
ters, and interprets the rules governing 
women students. 

Every woman student is a member of the 
Associated Women Students, which serves as 
a governing body for women students and 
encourages their participation in student life. 
The Dean of Women's staff constitutes the 
Advisory Board of AWS. 

The organization consists of four divisions: 
the Executive Council, Residence Council, 
Judicial Board, and Academic Board. The 
Executive Council is the active administra- 
tion organization consisting of AWS officers, 
Judicial Board chairman. Dormitory presi- 
dents, Panhellenic representative, ISA repre- 
sentative, Daydodger's Club representative, 
and International Club representative. 

The Legislative Council consists of those 
members of the Executive Council in addition 
to all of the residence hall presidents. The 
Judicial Board maintains a high level of per- 
sonal and group standards of behavior in the 
college community. The Academic Board en- 
deavors to improve student-faculty relation- 


Hello — we are more than g^lad to have you 
join us! We are glad because we want to 
share with you the privileges of a student at 
the University of Maryland. Here we may 
learn the values of life and the most fruitful 
ways of living it. 

Privilege always carries with it responsibility. 
If you wish to learn, you must make an effort 
to do so. We of AWS join the faculty in 
offering to you every possible assistance in 
that effort. 

You are a member of our Associated Women 
Students as soon as you become a student here. 
Our office, in the Dean of Women's Building, 
is your office, too. 

We hope you will also join us in our very 
rewarding social, cultural, and scholastic 
activities. We'll be seeing you soon. 


AWS President 

Men's League 

As the President of the Men's League, and 
therefore, as one of your student representa- 
tives, I would like to take this time to wel- 
come each and every one of you to the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

We here at Maryland think we have the best 
University in America. I am sure after you 
get settled here you will think the same. 
Here at Maryland there is a place for every- 
one, the athlete, the musician, the singer, the 
dancer, the writer, the actor, and the scholar. 
Your talents will be welcomed into many extra 
curricular activities, but do not forget scholar- 
ship. Far too many of the students who came 
before you forgot the main reason that 
they came to college 
was to get an educa- 
tion and after they 
graduated they were 
sorry they had not 
studied more. So 
study ! 

If I can be of any 
service to you, please 
do not fail to call on 
me. Best of luck to 
you all. 

Men's League Pres. 

President. J)onald (Glip) Goldstein 

Vice-President... — Charles Moore 

The men's representative body on campus, the 
Men's League, assists the Dean of Men m 
administering University rules and regula- 
tions, and assists the dorm manager in en- 
forcing the code of conduct. The League ^ is 
divided into two sections — the Executive 
Council and the Dormitory Council. . 

The Executive Council, in addition to the 
above officers is composed of elected repre- 
sentatives of each class. Alpha Phi Omega, 
Interfraternity Council and Independent Stu- 
dents' Association. 

The Dormitory Council functions as a dis- 
ciplinary board for offenders of the dormitory 
regulations and also works to encourage dormi- 
tory activity and comradeship through the 

The proctors are students who maintain 
order and discipline in the dormitories ^ by 
seeing quiet hours are observed for studying, 
rooms are kept clean, and other dormitory 
regulations are observed. Proctors also act as 
advisors and counsellors to the students. 

Each year the Council awards a bronze cup 
to the graduating man who has done most for 
male students on campus. 


Among the several purposes of honor societies 
on the campuses of American universities are 
the recognition of excellence in scholarship as 
well as superior citizenship, character, and 

There are many well known national honorar- 
ies oh the campus of the University of Mary- 
land. Two of them recognize academic achieve- 
ment during the freshman year. Others 
award membership for superior accomplish- 
ments in the several colleges and many depart- 
ments of the University. One, Phi Kappa Phi, 
extends membership to students in all colleges 
and departments. 

All honor societies maintain very high stand- 
ards for eligibility and membership is some- 
thing to be highly valued. Election to an hon- 
orary is within the grasp of every student who 
is willing to strive for distinction in his chosen 

Being tapped for 
membership in any 
honorary is an ex- 
perience to be remem- 
bered through the 
years as it is an honor 
that come only to 
those few who excel 
in some phase of 
university life. 

Chairman, Student 
Life Committee 

May Day Queen ^ 


. . . Study Hints 

As a college freshman, you will find the study 
habits you form now of the greatest import- 
ance in the coming four years. For the best 
results, two hours study is recommended for 
each hour of class. Here are some points to 
help you get the best point average: 

1. Have a study schedule and stick to it. 

2. Have a definite place in which to study. 

3. Choose a time with the fewest distractions 

4. Read the material before each lecture — 
you'll find the class more interesting. 

5. Don't cram for exams — review your notes 
from day to day. 

G. Take notes carefully and completely. Use 
ink! When the test comes, you will have 
your own set of facts. 


Sigma Xi 

Founded at Cornell University, 1886 
Established at University of Maryland, 1927 

President Dr. Michael J. Pelczar 

Vice-President. Dr. Willard W. Green 

Secretary - Dr. Francis C. Stark 

Treasurer....... Dr. Clyde S. Shaffner 

Elections to Sigma Xi, an honorary re- 
search fraternity, are made from those faculty 
members and graduate students who have 
demonstrated ability in research and the 
natural sciences. 


Freshman Scholarship 


National Women's Freshman Honor Society 
Founded at the University of Illinois, 1924 
Established at University of Maryland, 1932 

President ~ Mira Gogate 

Vice-President - Anita R. Wilson 

Secretary Marjorie E. Hall 

Freshman women attaining 3.5 or above dur- 
ing their first semester or during their entire 
freshman year are eligible for membership. 


National Men's Freshman Honor Society 
Founded at the University of Ilhn. is, 1923 
Established at University of Maryland, 1940 

President Bob Winkler 

Vice-President Thomas Mortimer 

Secretary - Gil Rosenthal 

Freshmen men maintaining a 3.5 average for 
the first semester or tor the whole freshman 
year are eligible for membership. 


Mortar Board 

Founded at Swarthmore College, 1918 
Established at University of Maryland, 1984 

President Lorraine Jorgensen 

Vice-President « Frances White 

Secretary - Mary M. Mueller 

Junior women who have fulfilled the require- 
ments of leadership and service and who 
have maintained at least a 2.7 average during 
their first two and a half years are selected 
for membership in Mortar Board. Tapping 
of members takes place during the traditional 
May Day ceremonies on the College Park 

Other undergraduate members include: 

Barbara Ann Bennett 
Jane Cahill 
Jeanine Eberts 
Jean Happ 
Elizabeth McDaniel 
Barbara Paton 
Jeanne Peake 
Bettie Rossmann 
Barbara Riggs Stiles 
Peggy Topping 
Molly Turner 
Betty Woodard 


Omicron Delta Kappa 

Founded at Washington and Lee University , 

Established at University of Maryland, 1927 

President - John Martin 

Vice-President William Bass 

Secretary Robert Fischer 

This national men's leadership honor society 
recognizes campus men on the basis of their 
leadership and service, character, scholarship, 
fellowship and concentration to democratic 
ideals. Outstanding men are recognized from 
the following phases of campus life: drama, 
scholarship, publications, athletics, social, and 

Other undergraduate members include: 
Donald Goldstein 
Craig Fisher 


Senior Scholastic 

Phi Kappa Phi 

Founded at University of Maine, 1897 
Established at University of Maryland, 1920 

President _ Dr. Francis S. Grubar 

Vice-President Dr. Ray A. Murray 


Miss Lenna Groes 
Corresponding Secretary 

Miss Jane Crow 

Seniors in the upper ten percent of their 
college are eligible for membership m this 
scholastic fraternity. Tappings are held in 
the fall semester when the highest ranking 
senior in each college and the upper ten per- 
cent of each college are tapped. 


Alpha Zeta 

National Honorary Agriculture Fraternity 
Founded at Ohio State University, 1897 
Established at University of Maryland, 1920 

President Robert J. Fegan 

Secretary Floyd M. Wyatt 

Mpmbership is open to students who are in the 
upper two-fifths of their class and who have 
completed one and one half years in the Col- 
lege of Agriculture. Other requirements are 
good character and leadership. 


Alpha Kappa Delta 

National Honorary Sociology Fraternity 
Founded at University of Southern Cal, 1920 
Established at University of Maryland, 1946 

President _ - Thelma W. Gelkin 

Vice-President Meyer Greenberg 

Sec.-Treas Elizabeth Poisal 

Advisor Dr. Peter Lejins 

Eligibility is based on junior and senior stand- 
ing, maintenance of an overall 3.0 average and 
completion of 18 credits in sociology courses. 

Alpha Chi Sigma 

Professional Chemical Fraternity 
Founded at University of Wisconsin, 1902 
Established at University of Maryland, 1927 

President Frank D. Wolffe 

Vice-President Lillian A. Moats 

Secretary _ Larry A. Miller 

Advisor. „ Dr. Fletcher P. Veitch 

Chemistry or chemical engineering majors hav- 
ing a 2.5 scholastic average are eligible for 

Beta Alpha Psi 

National Honorary Accounting Fraternity 
Founded at Uyiiversity of Illinois, 1919 
Established at University of Maryland, 1936 

President... „ ^.George E. Henkel 

Vice-President J. William Biggs 

Secretary Marjorie G. Kinsinger 

Advisor... Prof. John A. Daiker 


Beta Alpha Psi requires members to have a 
3.0 average in all accounting courses, and a 
2.0 average in other subjects. Membership is 
also based on passing an entrance exam and 
the writing of a research paper. 

Beta Gamma Sigma 

National Commerce Honorary Fraternity 
Founded at the Lhiivei'sity of California, 1913 
Established at University of Maryland, 1932 

President Dr. J. Allan Cook 

Secre tary- Treasurer 

Dean James H. Reid 

Gamma Beta 

Men's Music Honorary 

Founded at University of Maryland, 1950 

President - William J. Praus 

Vice-President Marvin C. Fuchs 

Secretary — Tasso Mavrides 

Men with a 2.0 overall average and who have 
been active in one or more of campus musical 
organizations are recognized by Gamma Beta. 

Delta Sigma Pi 

Professional Business Fraternity 
Founded at New York University, 1907 
Established at University of Maryland, 1950 

President _ E. Ralph Bufkin 

Vice-President Edward E. Lugenbeel 

Secretary Richard E. Cox 

Open to all male students in the College of 
Business and Public Administration who main- 
tain an average of or higher than the overall 
men's average. 


Iota Lambda Sigma 

National Industrial Education Professional 

Established at University of Maryland, 1941 

President ~ ~ Erving Zorb 

Vice-President....^ ~ Otis White 

Secretary - Walter Heiderman 

Advisor. Prof. Glenn D. Brown 

Iota Lambda Sigma promotes recognition of 
professional training in the field of industrial 
education and the recognition of high scholar- 

O micron Nu 

National Honorary Home Economics Fra- 

Founded at Michigan State College, 1912 
Established at University of Maryland, 1937 

President Deidre P. Tierney 

Vice-President Alice M. Phillips 

Secretary Valerie VanDerwerker 

Treasurer..... Marilyn F. Carey 

Advisor - Miss Jane Crow 

Students in the College of Home Economics 
who have maintained high scholarship are 
recognized by Omicron Nu. The local chapter 
also honors the freshman woman who attains 
the highest average in the college. 


Sigma Alpha Omicron 

Professional Bacteriological Society 
Founded at Washington College, 1925 
Established at University of Maryland, 1982 

President Leo R. DiLiello 

Vice-President David Wayne Smith 

Treasurer John Arth 

Secretary Janice M. Campbell 

Advisor. -..Dr. Norman C. Laffer 

A minimum of twelve credits in bacteriology 
and a 2.5 overall average are required of jun- 
iors and seniors for membership. 

Sigma Pi Sigma 

Honorary Physics Society 

Founded at University of Maryland, 1948 

President Frank D. Enck 

Vice-l resident Donald J. Belknap 

Secretary - Jack Dickson 

Treasurer Charles B. Izard 

Open to physics majors with a better-than- 

average scholastic record. 

Tau Beta Pi 

National Honorary Engineering Fraternity 
Founded at Lehigh University, 1885 
Established at University of Maryland, 1942 
Students in the College of Engineering who 
have maintained an academic standing in the 
upper fifth of their senior class, or upper 
eighth of the junior, are considered for tap- 
ping in this fraternity. 


Phi Alpha Theta 

History Honorary Society 

Founded at University of Maryland, 1948 

President Colburn B. Lovett 

Vice-President - Irving L. Becker 

Secretary - Bettie E. Rossmann 

Tapping requirements for this history honor- 
ary require a 2.7 overall average with a 3.0 
average in 18 credits of history, six of which 
must be in advanced courses. 
Phi Alpha Xi 

Honorary Floriculture Fraternity 
Established at University of Maryland, 1950 

President - - W. R. Jenkins 

Vice-President Ralph 0. Barnett 

Secretary Joseph G. Giampaoli 

Members must have a 2.5 overall average and 
a 3.0 average in horticulture subjects. Phi 
Alpha Xi brings men and women together who 
share a mutual interest in ornamental horti- 
culture and floriculture. 
Phi Delta Kappa 
National Education Fraternity 
Founded at University of Indiana, 1906 
Established at University of Maryland, 1942 

President - Don Hennick 

Vice-President ....Abraham Granek 

Recording Secretary _ Tom Bush 

Advisor. - Dr. Arthur M. Ahalt 

Membership is open to graduate and under- 
graduate students in their junior and senior 
years who are preparing for careers in the 
field of education. 


Upsilon Upsilon 

Woman's Music Honorary , ^^r-. 

Founded at University of Maryland, 1951 

President _ - Millie Layton 

Vice-President - Joyce Ames 

Secretary >..Betty Woodard 

Treasurer ~ Lois Harvey 

Open to music majors who have a 2.0 overall. 

Recognition Societies 

Gate and Key Society 

Founded at George Washington University, 

Establshed at University of Maryland, 1950 

President - Bernie J. Gross 

Vice-President Ivan J. Shefferman 

Secretary ». Bob J. Cottone 

Fraternity men are elected on the basis of 
their contributions to their fraternity. 

National Collegiate Players 

National Dramatic Honorary 

Founded at the University of Wisconsin, 1919 

Established at University of Maryland, 1947 

Presdent Jane Cahill 

Vice-President - Bill Price 

Secretary-Treasurer Borah Burman 

Advisor Mr. Warren Strausbaugh 

Students with junior or senior standing who 
have made outstanding contributions to the 
University Theater are tapped by NCP. 


Pi Delta Epsilon 

National Journalism Honorary Fraternity 
Founded at Syracuse University, 1909 
Established at University of Maryland, 1930 

President Jim Hansen 

Vice President Lorraine Jorgensen 

Secreta7y-Treasurer...Bettie Rossmann 
Pi Delta Epsilon taps students who have 
worked on student publications for two years 
or who have held a major editorial position 
for one year. 

Sigma Tau Epsilon 

Women's Recreational Honorary Society 
Founded at University of Maryland, 1940 

President ^ Shirley Steele 

Vice-President Wilma Brown 

Secretary-Treasurer Rita Bikowsky 

Sigma Tau Epsilon honors those coeds who 
have shown cooperation, the willingness to 
work for and who have been of service to the 
Women's Recreational Association. 

Pi Sigma Alpha 

Honorary Political Science Fraternity 
Fouyided at University of Texas, 1920 
Established at University of Maryland, 1938 

President -....- Don Piper 

Vice-President Russell Rourke 

Secretay^y -...._ Russ Rooks 

Advisor ....- Dr. Reuben Steinmeyer 

Membership is based on honor work in the 
department of Government and Politics. 


The Gymkana Troup— Maryland' & 




College professors and administrative officers 
unanimously agree (which is rare, I assure 
you!) that study comes first for their stu- 
dents; their habitual tendency to disagree 
among themselves becomes evident on the ques- 
tion of the importance of extra-curriculum ac- 
tivities in higher education. I, for one, place 
a high value on the educational potential of 
such activities and, therefore, firmly believe 
in the encouragement of student organizations. 
Obviously each student is most apt to devote 
his energies to that field of activity in which 
he feels he has some competence; interest and 
ability naturally have an affinity for each 
other. This basis for choosing activities is 
not only natural, but valid. However, since 
college life is higher education, some thought 
should be given by the individual concerned 
not only to what he can contribute, but also 
to what he can ac- 
quire. College is not >, 
only a preparation for 
life, but a part of life 
itself. Take your place 
in this community and ^ ;^k 
its groups. ^^ |1 


Dean of Arts and 


Student Life Committee 

The Faculty Committee on Student Life serves 
as one of the most important forces on the 
University of Maryland campus. It is the 
connecting link between the student body and 
the Administration and serves to advise the 
Student Government Association. 

Its main function is that of approving all 
activities sponsored by the various student 
organizations on campus. The committee, ap- 
pointed by the President of the University, is 
composed of faculty members who are inter- 
ested in the several aspects of campus life. 

Members of Student Life Committee are: 
Dean James H. Reid, Chairman 
Professor Russell B. Allen 
Dean Geary Eppley 
Mr. Robert James 
Professor Amihud Kramer 
Dr. Clarence A. Newell 
Colonel Douglas M. Peck 
Professor George D. Quigley 
Professor Warren L. Strausbaugh 
Coach James M. Tatum 
Dr. Charles E. White 
Miss Dorothy W. Binns 
Dr. Susan E. Harman 
Miss Alma H. Preinkert 
Dean Adele H. Stamp 


For further information on all of the organic 
zations in this section consult the Club News 
column of the Diam,ondhack. 



President....^ ~ -~ Peggy Hogan 

Vice-President , Molly Turner 

Secretary - - Judy Cohen 

Treasurer. Pat Keen 

Faculty Advisor Miss Doris Neyendorf 
It is not necessary to be in the Esther Wil- 
liams class to join the group, because club 
members learn while they swim on Tuesday 

President E. Byron Milligan 

Vice-President..... George Terrell 

Secretary „... Billie Jess 

Treasurer - Paul Summers 

Faculty Advisor - Dr. David Field 

Open to all coeds and men interested in gym- 
nastics, tumbling, dancing, and other forms 
of exhibition activities, the Gymkana Troupe 
practices on Wednesday evenings in prepara- 
tion for its annual campus Home Show. 

President - Douglas Davis 

Secretary-Treasurer - Dick Buck 

Faculty Advisor Irving Linkow 

Under the instruction of Jim Tanemori and 
Major Donn F. Draeger of the Washington 
Judo Club, members develop mastery of this 
sport during their Wednesday and Saturday 



President - - - Joe Schneider 

Vice-President Dawn Ryan 

Secretary Ana Karavangelos 

Treasurer - ~ Diane Woods 

Faculty Advisor Dr. John E. Foster 

Horses and horsemanship are the interests of 
Riding Club members. These interests are 
stimulated with numerous trail parties, lec- 
tures and movies on riding, and preparation 
for the club's annual horse show. 


Commodore - Richard Heintz 

Secretary-Treas Martha Ransopher 

Besides spending weekends sailing, the club, 
a member of the Inter-Collegiate Yacht Rac- 
ing Association, holds parties and bi-monthly, 
Tuesday night meetings. 


President William James Campbell 

Vice-President - John Ainsworth 

Secretary Ellen Lang 

Treasurer - Kwang Chen 

Faculty Advisor.....-.^ Doyle Royal 

Weekend ski trips to Lake Placid, Alpine 
Meadows, and other northern resorts are the 
featured activities of this group. Between 
trips, skiing enthusiasts study techniques of 
the sport through lectures and training films 
presented at their Wednesday night meetings. 



President ....- Betty Sale 

Vice-President -....- ~ Eve Levine 

Secretary , Virginia Fawsett 

Faculty Advisor ...Dr. Dorothy Mohr 

This organization is for all women majoring 
in physical education in order that they may 
learn more about their profession and become 
better acquainted with other majors. 


President Shirley Schwartz 

Vice-President Shirley Steele 

Recording Secretary -..Nan Weinman 

Corr. Secretary Rita Bajkowska 

The women's recreational program is co- 
ordinated by WRA. Throughout the year this 
organization plans bowling, tennis, badmin- 
ton, basketball, Softball, volleyball, and 
swimming tournaments for dormitory, inde- 
pendent, and sorority competition. 

C'lyic and Service 


Officers will he elected in the fail. 
All Red Cross projects on campus are spon- 
sored by the University unit. Last year the 
Blood Donorship Drive promoted by the group 
gathered 264 pints of blood for the Red Cross. 



President Edward Polivka 

Vice-President David Walker 

Secretary Lawrence Flenner 

Faculty Advisor. _..George Fogg 

Membership in APO is reserved for all men 
who have been Boy Scouts. While service to 
others is the guiding principle of this national 
fraternity, APO also has a full social pro- 


President Ed Chapin 

Vice-President ~.~...., Jared Collard 

Secretary Wilma Brown 

Treasurer. Mary McAndrews 

Faculty Advisor ....- Doyle Royal 

All commuting students are invited to attend 

Monday meetings in the Rec Hall. 


President ~ ~ -..Pete Sarant 

Vice-President -.,.... -....Dave Walker 

Secretaries -....~ Lyla Erb 

Amanda Wall 

Faculty Advisor. John Daiker 

To provide a group for students not affiliated 
with fraternities and sororities is the main 
purpose of the ISA. This organization, which 
meets on Monday nights, provides an active 
social and cultural program for its members. 




President Earl B. Miller 

Secretary Tony Cruit 

Faculty Advisor 

Professsor Luther B. Bohanan 
Students interested in participating in dis- 
cussions led by prominent speakers in agri- 
cultural economics are invited to attend meet- 
ings of the Agricultural Economics Club held 
on the second and fourth Thursdays of each 

President - James Arnold 

Vice-President Eugene Gogel 

Secretary Henry Gerhart 

Faculty Advisors Dr. Paul Nystrom 

Dr. Francis Stark 
Representatives from the various agricultural 
clubs are members of the Agricultural Stu- 
dent Council which co-ordinates the activities 
of the ten campus agricultural organizations. 

President — -..James Hoffmann 

Vice-President E rich Schlaile 

Secretary - Edward DeVries 

Faculty Advisor. Richard S. Fey 

AIChE, the student affiliate of the national 
organization, strives to promote and advance 
the profession of chemical engineering among 
all majors. 


ENGINEERS (Joint Student Branch) 

Chairman „ Otto J. Blumenstein 


Thomas R. Evans (AIEE) 
Wayne DeMoss (IRE) 

Loren M. Goodman (AIEE) 
Elmer A. Woodin (IRE) 

Treasurer Eugene G. Michael 

Faculty Advisors 
Professor Lawrence J. Hodgins (AIEE) 
Professor Henry W. Price (IRE) 

Through sponsorship of speakers and group 
discussion the local student chapter of AIEE 
and IRE promote interest in electrical engi- 
neering. Juniors and seniors who submit an 
application to any officer of the group may 
become members. 


Officers to be elected in the fall. 

Faculty Advisor's Dr. J. Allen Cook 

Dr. Irving I. Raines 

Open to all marketing majors, the American 
Marketing Association furthers its aim of 
showing the development of practices of lead- 
ing national marketing associations through 
professional meetings. Authorities on the 
field of marketing are often invited to speak 
at these meetings. 



President Gerald Longanecker 

Vice-President. Fred Ward 

Secretary and Treasurer to be elected 
from the junior class. 
Fapulty Advisor...J)ean S. S. Steinberg 
This organization provides an opportunity for 
sophomore, junior, and senior civil engineer- 
ing students to become acquainted and hear 
competent speakers discuss the civil engineer- 
ing profession. 


President Robert Stephens 

Vice-President „..Charles M. Harman 

Secretary - Alan P. Haines 

Treasurer Thomas G. Steinmetz 

Faculty Advisor Redfield W. Allen 

Sophomore, junior, and senior students in civil 
engineering are eligible for membership in 
this organization, whose aim is to bring 
majors into contact with the various aspects 
of their field. 


Director John Dawson 

If you would like to see Jupiter or Saturn, 
join the Astronomy club. Club members de- 
vote their time to telescope building and the 
study of astronomy. Once a year the group 
holds an observationist night when club mem- 
bers put their telescopes into action. Meetings 
are announced in the Diamondhack, 



President - ,.... George Wood 

Vice-President David Daniel 

Secretary » Mary Blackball 

Treasurer. , -..James Schaeffer 

Faculty Advisors..MY. Richard Brown 
Professor Malcolm Kerr 

To stimulate student interest in Animal and 
Dairy Husbandry is tbe aim of tbis organiza- 
tion. To further its aim tbe club sponsors a 
student livestock show and judging contest 
each year. Meetings are held on the first and 
third Tuesday of the month. 


Officers to be elected in the fall. 

Faculty Advisors..Miss Eileen Costello 
Mr. Arno Knapper 
The Business Education Club aims to bring 
students with a common interest together for 
the purpose of developing competent, enthusi- 
astic business teachers. A program presenting 
guest speakers is featured. 


Officers to be elected in the fall. 

Faculty Advisors..Mrs. Lois Paradise 
Mrs. Alice Powell 
This group will hold three Tuesday afternoon 
assemblies during the semester. These as- 
semblies will revolve around a program of 
speakers and social activities. 



President Mary Blackhall 

Vice-President Rita Rogers 

Secretary -....- Dorothy Williams 

Treasurer. , ~ Joe Seidel 

Faculty Advisor 

Miss Margaret Ringler 
This organization is for former 4-H club 
members and other interested students, voted 
into the group, who wish to further on campus 
the 4-H ideals and be of assistance to the 
state 4-H club office. Meetings are held on 
the first and third Thursday of the month, 


President > - -^ John Lloyd 

Vice-President Gerald Lentz 

Secretary Maija Vilums 

Treasurer. J. Nelson Langdon 

Faculty Advisors Dr. John Pou 

Dr. Wendell Arbuckle 
This club offers students interested in the 
dairy field a chance to obtain information on 
the production and manufacturing techniques 
in the dairy industry. 


Chairman Dean S. S. Steinberg 

No other officers. 
To co-ordinate the activities of the students 
in the College of Engineering is the objective 
of this council. Presidents of the engineering 
societies and elected representativs of the en- 
gineering classes comprise the members of 
this organization. 



President Waldemar Matias 

Vice-President „ „ Jose A. Font 

Secretary ...., Mildred Finley 

Treasurer Dino Sf reddo 

Faculty Advisor 

Dr. Leonora C. Rosenfield 
In order that French students become better 
acquainted, this club promotes programs and 
social affairs during the school year. 


President Morris Favorite 

Vice-President ...- ..Jim A rnol d 

Secretary Neri Clark 

Treasurer.....^ Paul Coblentz 

Faculty Advisor. Dr. Ray Murray 

The FFA is an organization devoted to de- 
veloping competent rural agricultural leader- 
ship qualities. Membership is open to any 
male agriculture student who is either enrolled 
in agricultural education, a former FFA mem- 
ber, or is interested in agriculture, rural edu- 
cation, and the club. 


President James Van Ness 

Vice-President Lois Schnydman 

Secretary Virginia Holloway 

Treasurer. „..Bill Aiken 

Faculty Advisor. Miss Marie Bryan 

The FTA is an undergraduate chapter of the 

National Education Association. 



Preside tit „ Mary Margaret Mueller 

Vice-President Joyce Riggs 

Secretary-Treasurer Lynn Propf 

Faailtu Advisors Dean Marie Mount 

Miss Nancy Mearig 

This club affords Home Economics majors a 
chance to become better acquainted with one 
another. The club program includes speakers, 
food demonstrations, and fashion shows. 


President William Breon 

Vice-President - Alfred W. Little 

Secretary - ..Orville Demmg 

Treasurer - George Wu 

Faculty Advisor Glen D. Brown 

IE A is open to all students interested in in- 
dustrial education. 


Chairman Henry Tucker 

Vice-chairman ...._ Thomas Field 


Albert Kalbfeisch 

Faculty Advisor Gene Hertler 

The IAS strives to facilitate the interchange 
of technical ideas among aeronautical engi- 
neers by presenting speakers and films at 
their monthly meetings. 



Chairman „ Eugene Gogel 

V ice-Chairman. Neil Beecher 

Secretary-Treasurer Bernard Twigg 

Faculty Advisor..^..Dr. Edgar P. Walls 

One of the newest organizations on campus, 
the Institute of Food Technology was formed 
for the purpose of bringing together students 
interested in the food field. The second Tues- 
day of every month is the official meeting day. 


Officers to be elected in the fall. 
Advisor Dr. Stuart Haywood 

This club is open to anyone interested in 
mathematics and is not limited to math majors. 


President Harold Closson 

Vice-President Jeannette Muir 

Secretary-Treasurer...Y irgmia, Mullins 
Faculty Advisor Mrs. Mary Kemble 

The purpose of this group, which is open to all 
music majors and minors, is to advance 
knowledge in the field of music. Plans for the 
club year include attendance at state and 
national convention meetings to discuss music 



Officers to he elected in the fall. 

Faculty Advisor. Dr. John Robinson 

This organization brings together students 
interested in discussing philosophical theories 
of the past and present and in listening to 
guest lectures. 


Officers to he elected in the fall. 
Facility Advisors 

Dr. Thomas Ronningen 
Dr. Russell Brown 
The Plant Industry Club strives to bring 
together students in botany, horticulture, and 
agronomy. Speakers, movies, and slides are 
presented at club meetings held on the second 
and fourth Thursdays of each month. 


President Bill Cahill 

Vice-President Ronnie Brooks 

Secretary -....- Kathy Desmone 

Treasurer _ ~ Jim Garcia 

Faculty Advisor 

Professor Donald Krimel 

The Press Club, composed of journalism and 
public relations majors and minors, publicizes 
University events through news bulletins they 
prepare for local papers and handles the pub- 
licity for the Campus Chest drive. 



President ^..Charles H. Day 

Vice-President -..John O. Koch 

Secretay^y-Treasurer Roger Lausch 

Faculty Advisor. ..Dv. Charles A. Taff 
This org-anization is open to transportation 
majors. At semi-monthly club meetings guest 
speakers from national traffic and water asso- 
ciations inform the group on their field of 


No officers 

Faculty Advisor 

Mrs. Marie Boborykine 
Students who are studying the Russian lan- 
guage prepare a Russian evening during the 
school year which is highlighted by a play 
presented in Russian. Students studying this 
language meet occasionally to discuss Russian 
customs and arts and converse in that tongue. 


President - James Bray 

Secre tary - Robe rt D orsey 

Treasurer - Joseph Kotowski 

Open to all students majoring in management, 
the Society for the Advancement of Manage- 
ment sponsors discussion groups and speeches 
concerning the theory and practice of modern 
scientific principles of management. Meet- 
ings are heM monthly. 



President Lester G. Thomas 

Vice-President - Sara Carter 

Secretary and Treasurer 

To be elected in the fall: 

Faculty Advisor. Dr. Peter Lejins 

Twice a month, junior and senior sociology 
students meet to participate in a club program 
which consists of sociological movies, guest 
speakers, discussions on sociological problems, 
and social gatherings. 


President „..Alice Scott 

Vice-President - Percy Goody 

Secretary Peggy Culbertson 

Treasurer. Sabra Baker 

Faculty Advisor „ Miss Ann Norton 

Through field trips and speakers the Spanish 
Club offers students an opportunity to know 
more about the life, customs, and language ot 
Spanish countries. Last year the club s ac- 
tivities included a Spanish dinner at El Mexi- 
co restaurant, viewing the movie 'Don Juan 
in Hell," and listening to speakers from the 
Pan American Union. The group meets on 


Officers to be elected in the foil. 
This club participates in discussions on the 
veterinary field. Members, veterinary science 
majors, often assist local veterinarians. 







Officers to he elected in the fall. 
If you want to progress beyond the two-step 
stage or brush up on your mambo, the Ball- 
room Dance Club is for you. Every Tuesday 
night an instructor is present in the Old Gym 
to give dance pointers to club members. 


President Graham Holland 

Vice-President Bob Cooke 

Secretary-Treasurer.. Jerry Hammond 
Faculty Advisor..... Bernie Works 

The Campus Conjurors prove that the hand is 
quicker than the eye while they exchange 
tricks of the trade at their Tuesday night 


President „.... Frank Lanza 

Vice-President Charles Hodgson 

Treasurer Mike Schulman 

Faculty Advisors Dr. A, L, Ward 

Miss Marie Bryan 

"Check mate," the battle cry of the Chess 
Club, can be heard every Thursday afternoon 
at 4 p.m. in the Rec Hall. At that time the 
Chess Club practices for tournaments with 
schools in the Washington and Baltimore 



President - Hasan Hasan 

Vice-President. John Ostrander 

Secretary Pat Chambers 

Treasurer ,....- Carmen Guevara 

Faculty Advisor Arthur Hamilton 

The main purpose of this organization is to 
provide a common meeting ground for repre- 
sentatives of all nations on campus m order to 
promote friendship and understanding. Any 
student, American or foreign may attend meet- 
ings which are held on Friday evenings in the 
Rec Hall. 


Officers to be elected in the fall. 

Faculty Advisor Dr. Richard Bauer 

This club meets for the purpose of discussing 
the international situation. Students inter- 
ested in attending the monthly meetings should 
contact Dr. Bauer. 


President - Theodore Stadel 

Vice-President Ralph Kloetzli 

Secretary , - Diane De Martino 

Treasurer - ...Jean Danforth 

Faculty Advisor 

Capt. Harvey Sorenson 

The Maryland Flying Association offers in- 
expensive flying to students who are already 
"birdmen" and flying instruction to those who 
would like to get up into the wild blue yonder. 



President _ ..Bruce Packham 

Vice-President Robert Forward 

Recording Secretary 

B. Joy Dobrovolny 
Each Wednesday night at 7:30 p. m. the 
"hams" or amateur radio enthusiasts can be 
heard over the air waves of station W3EAX 
at the University. 


President ., Charles Moore 

Vice-President Joe Cover 

Secretary ..„. Janice Brewer 

Faculty Advisor Mr. Doyle Royal 

The main function of the Rossborough Club is 
the sponsorship of dances for the entire stu- 
dent body. 


President , John Thayer 

Vice-President. Frank Mallory 

Secretary Alita Sites 

Faculty Advisor 

Miss Martha Haverstick 

If you like the great outdoors, the Terrapin 

Trail Club is the group for you. 


Manager „ Barry Glass 

Business Manager....... Charles Brailer 

Students interested in all phases of radio pro- 
duction from script writing to engineering will 
find that working on the staff of WMUC, the 
campus radio station, is their "meat". 


Student Union 

One of the first things a new visitor to the 
Maryland campus notices is the prevalence of 
new construction going on at the University; 
Maryland is and has been steadily growing in 
size as well as rank in the post-war period. 

Of more immediate interest to many stu- 
dents will be the completion of the long- 
awaited Student Union. Aside from the con- 
struction of the Chapel, no other building on 
campus has been of more interest to the stu- 
dent body than the Union — their building. 

Scheduled for a next summer opening 
was the General Activities building. How- 
ever, this project, which includes the 17,000- 
seat auditorium, is behind schedule due to 
changes in the original plans. One of these 
changes now includes the addition of a men's 
swimming pool in this large building. Com- 
pletion date is now set for the fall of 1954. 

Other constructions are being made on the 
campus. East of the Boulevard a ten-unit 
fraternity-sorority row project is nearing 
completion for occupancy this fall.. Sororities 
to move into their new homes include Gamma 
Phi Beta, Sigma Kappa, Kappa Alpha Theta, 
Alpha Epsilon Phi and Pi Beta Phi. Their 
fraternity neighbors will be Delta Tau Delta, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, 
Phi Sigma Kappa and Phi Kappa Sigma. 






Romeo and Juliet 
one of University 
Theater' H out- 

Each year an increasing number of students 
are discovering the wealth of pleasure, satis- 
faction, and friendship to be found by par- 
ticipating in the University's Music and Drama 
activities. Performances by the Men's Glee 
Club, the Women's Chorus, and the Univers- 
ity Theater are annual highlights, cherished 
long among campus memories. 
Students who are interested in singing or 
acting should report immediately to the audi- 
tions and tryouts when they are announced. 
Others, who have preference for backstage 
work, will find many possbilities and should 
register their interests with the theater's 
technical director. 

UT offers three major plays and several studio 
performances to provide constant opportunities 
for newcomers. Each spring the theater and 
music organizations jointly present a musical 
production, which_ allows full expression of 
campus talent in sing- 
ing, dancing, and act- 
ing. All of this 
work, play, and con- 
genial companionship 
makes a rich contri- 
bution to the Univers- 
ity's cultural pro- 



Assistant Professor, 


University Theater 

President -.... Jerry Gough 

Vice-President - Caroline Hogan 

Secretary.....^ - Eleanor Weinstem 

Business Manager. Jane Canill 

Publicity Chairman Ruth Bauman 

Faculty Advisors Rudolph Pugliese, 

E. Thomas Starcher, Bernhard Works, 

Earl Meeker 

University Theater is one of the most out- 
standing and active organizations on the 
campus. It presents four major productions 
and several centrally staged shows each year. 
Try outs are held for acting and the people are 
chosen on ability instead of previous experi- 
ence. Backstage workers sign up on commit- 
tee lists found on the Speech department 
bulletin board. Notices of these tryouts are 
posted on campus and listed in the Diamond- 
back before each production. Students may 
be elected to membership in UT after partici- 
pation in at least three campus dramatic 

The cast of "Hello Out There," traveled to 
Philadelphia where the production won honors. 
It was the first production to win all four 
drama awards in the Cultural Olympics, 
these being for: best actress, best actor, best 
directing and best producing. 

Plans for the coming year include such 
plays as "The Male Animal," Goethe's 
"Faust," and "Blithe Spirit." 


Clef and Key 

President - ^ Will iam Rogers 

Vice-President Richard Holmes 

Secretary „ Dale Jackson 

Treasurer „ - Jesse Cowan 

Clef and Key is a combination men's and 
women's chorus which joins with University 
Theater and the Modern Dance Club to pre- 
sent the annual musical production. A recent 
production was "A Connecticut Yankee" pre- 
sented last April. 

Clef and Key gives a student who is musical- 
ly inclined a chance to display his talent by 
appearing in and helping produce operettas. 
The group meets every other Tuesday in the 
Music building except when they are at work 
in a show. 

Membership is attained in Clef and Key by 
attending three consecutive meetings. Tryouts 
are held before each production for all in- 
terested students. 

The director of Clef and Key is Mr. Rudolph 
Pugliese. In addition to the regular plans for 
this coming semester, the organization plans 
to visit a few of the nearby hospitals to put 
on small musical shows. 


•/(/ and Kt u and Lniccrsiiij Theater ru,>i>» 
efforts in "A Connecticut Yankee" 

Men's Glee Club 

President - Ed Gantt 

Vice-President How Glosson 

Secretary Bob Benson 

Treasurer Harry White 

The Men's Glee Club is one of the most laud- 
able groups on campus. Last year they were 
commended by leading musical authorities as 
an outstanding men's choral organization. In- 
asmuch as there is a certain amount of group 
activity and work for every performance, 
each individual gains much enjoyment from 
singing as a group. 

All men interested in singing as a group are 
invited to join the Men's Glee Club. They hold 
rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday after- 
noon at three o'clock. 


Women's Chorus 

President > Jeannette Muir 

Vice-President Alice Scott 

Secretary « Luann Crogan 

Treasurer Sandra Sowder 

Librarian Anna MacJacquette 

Historian > Mary Ann Ward 

This year will mark the twentieth anniversary 
of the Women's Chorus. Its members are an- 
ticipating an eventful year as it has long 
been an outstanding musical organization. 
Women who enjoy singing are invited to at- 
tend the tryouts to be held this fall. 

Rehearsals are held each Tuesday and 
Thursday afternoon at three in the Music 
Building under the direction of Mr. Charles 
Haslup. Concerts are held throughout the 
year on campus and for outside organizations. 
They often combine with the Men's Glee Club 
for special programs. 

This year, the Women's Chorus is planning 
to sing at the Naval Academy in Annapolis in 
addition to the numerous other engagements 
that have been planned. 


University of Maryland Band 

President Bill Dussman 

Vice-President Clarence Reynolds 

Secretary Betty Jean Endslow 

Drum Major Bill Stokes 

Drum Majorette _..Betty Woodard 

A football game without a band is only half 
a game! 

Maryland's ''Red and White Band" has 
worked in earnest with the drum majors and 
m.ajorettes and they have become a skilled 
drill team in working out intricate field for- 
mations. Therefore, they promise everyone 
the best in entertainment at football games, 
parades, concerts, pep-rallies. May Day and 
musical shows. 

There will be a sign-up list in the armory 
during registration week for band members 
and drum majorettes. 

University Orchestra 

Director „ Mr. J. M. Powers 

The orchestra meets at six-thirty every Tues- 
day evening in the Band Room in the Armory. 
Everyone participating not only gains the prac- 
tical experience of working with an orchestra 
but also benefits from working with the social 


Modern Dance Club 

President „ Lynne Langstroth 

Secretary-Treasurer Ina Stulman 

Publicity „ Barbara Dodd 

Faculty Adviser — 

Mrs. Dorothy Madden 

Modern Dance is dancing by expression and 
feeling. The University's Modern Dance Club 
represents this kind of dance in their an- 
nual concerts, special recitals, and programs 
with University Theater and Clef and Ke/. 
All choreography is done by the students 

One need not have experience to become a 
member of the Modern Dance Club: member- 
ship is open to all students on campus. Meet- 
ings are held every Tuesday and Thursday 
evening at six-thirty in the dance room of 
the Women's Field House. 

This year the club is planning to give 

concerts for Howard University, Salisbury, 

the Corcoran Art Gallery and various high 

Each year an increasing number of stu- 
dents are discovering the wealth of pleasure, 
satisfaction, and friendship to be found by 
participating in the University's Music and 
Drama activities. 


• religion 

Chapel Spires Like Fingers 
. . . Pointing Faifh Godward. 

Side by side with the symbols of academic 
discipline as expressed in class rooms and 
laboratories, the Chapel of the University of 
Maryland bears witness that religious faith 
and intellectual integrity go hand in hand in 
building a whole person. 

Here, chaplains of many faiths join together 
in an active religious ministry to the students 
at the University. Services conducted for 
members of specific faiths and denominations 
go side by side with joint worship experiences 
that all may share. 

Through competent counselling opportunities 
by trained personnel, students and chaplains 
are brought into a personal relationship hard 
to measure in its fullest implications. 
When a great state university takes the lead 
in making possible such expressions, religious 
minds everywhere rejoice in such leadership. 
The Chapel of the University of Maryland, as 
a focus of religious faith, serves ever to re- 
mind us of the necessity of maintaining the 
life of the spirit in terms of the Creator who 
made us, 


Presbyterian Chaplain 

The steeple reaches towards the student's k 
highest ideals ^ 


Religious Emphasis Week 

-Be Still And Know That I Am God/' was 
the theme of the 1953 Religious Emphasis 

Designed to make students more aware of 
their religious needs and of the facilities open 
to them, the week includes both individual 
club meetings and interfaith activities.. 

Throughout the week, the program brings 
to the campus outstanding religious speakers, 
forums, seminars, and suppers. Fireside 
chats are held in the dormitories and m the 
sorority and fraternity houses. 

University Chapel Choir 

Meeting once a week, Wednesday, 3:00 p. m. 
to 5:00 p. m., the Chapel choir offers students 
an opportunity to participate m the Sunday 
services in the Chapel. Under the direction of 
Mr. Fague Springman, the newly-organized 
group has been able to supplement its regular 
activities by concerts with the National Sym- 
phonv Orchestra and by participation i" the 
coast-to-coast broadcast of the Memorial Day 
Services in Washinngton. 

Religious Counselors' Office 

Religious guidance and information of campus 
and nearby church services are available in 
the offices of the religious counselors located 
in the Chapel. 


student Religious Council 

P^-esident „.... ...Robert Winkler 

Vice-President Mike Potash 

Secretary Joan Hinchman 

Treasurer. Patrick O'Donnell 

The Student Religious Council, advised by the 
faculty's Religious Life Committee, is the 
student organization for interfaith co-ordina- 
tion on campus. The council meets every Tues- 
day at 4 p.m. in the west council room of the 
Chapel to plan and promote activities in which 
all denominations participate. The SRC spon- 
sors a yearly Religious Emphasis Week as its 
main activity. 

For further information on all of the organi- 
zations in this section consult the Club News 
column of the Diamondback. 

Brethren Students 

Prior to this year, the students of the Brethren 
faith were members of the Albright-Otterbein 
Christian Fellowship. However, due to too 
small club membership for the past few years, 
the club will not function this year. Brethren 
students are invited to join with the Wesley 
Foundation in its services and activities. 

The Church of the Brethren pastor for the 
campus is Reverend George E. Schnabel. 


Baptist Student Union 

President -~ Betty Jean Porter 

Vice-President - Margaret David 


Mary Jean Prescott 

Advisor -.. - Mr. Howard Rees 

Noonday devotionals, open to all students, are 
held in the west council room of the Lhapel 
by the Baptist Student Union. The group 
also meets every other Wednesday night at 
7:30 p.m. in the Chapel for prayer and 
fellowship. The Union welcomes students of 
all faiths to join in its social and religious 

Westminster Foundation 

President ....- ...Bruce Uricli 

Vice-President - Paul Eckles 

Secretary -....- - - Pat Kemp 

Trea^rer .••• Mary Rose 

Advisor - ....- Rev. Jesse Myers 

The Presbyterian students on campus invite 
you to join with them in their program of 
study and prayer. Meeting every Wednesday 
night in the Rec Hall at 7:30 p. m. the West- 
minster Foundation also holds a weekly^ Bible 
study class on Tuesday at 4:00 p. m. in the 
Chapel. The club also sponsors a Sunday sup- 
per club meeting at the Riverdale Presbyterian 
Church at 5:30 p.m. 


Maryland Christian Fellowship 

President William Wiley 

Vice-President John Park 

Recording Secretary 

Haruko Ishiyama 

Treasurer John Corrick 

This inter-denominational student-led group is 
geared to help students to a vital experience 
of God in their lives through a varied and 
practical program on discussions, panels, out- 
standing speakers, and personal counselling. 
It is affiliated with Inter- Varsity Christian 

Newman Club 

President ....» John Miller 


Barbara Hammond (women) 
Patrick O'Donnell (men) 

Secretary Mary Lou Baluta 

Treasurer. Ann Mclntyre 

Advisor Reverend Claude Kean 

Serving Catholic students on campus, the New- 
man Club sponsors religious, intellectual and 
social activities. Meeting every first and third 
Wednesday in the Armory Lounge, at 7:30 
p. m., the club participates in discussions, 
movies, picnics, an annual freshman Catholic 
Mixer, and a "Snow Ball Dance" in February. 
Daily Mass is held at 6:30 a. m. in the 
Chapel, and the Rosary is said at 6:00 p. m. 
Sunday mass is held at 9:15 a. m. and 11:00 
a. m. 


Wesley Foundation 

President ~ ~ Don Piper 

Vice-President » Jean Spencer 

Secretary - Bonnie Cubler 

Treasurer -.« Biz Happ 

Advisor Reverend James T. Bard 

Providing an organization for Methodist stu- 
dents and their friends, the club meets every 
Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Uni- 
versity Methodist Church. A supper club held 
every Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. provides 
both food and fellowship to students and two 
annual retreats supplement the religious pro- 

Canterbury Club 

President Geraldine Hemming 

Vice-President Amenie Phillips 

Secretary , Fairfax Urner 

Treasurer. - Carolyn Cricker 

Advisors Reverend William A. Beal 

Reverend Nathaniel Acton 

The Canterbury Club is the Episcopal stu- 
dents' organization On campus. You are invited 
to take part in the business meetings held 
every second and fourth Wednesday in the 
Armory lounge at 7:30 p.m., and to join with 
the group for Sunday evening supper club at 
5:00 p. m. in the Parish Hall on Dartmouth 


Christian Science Club 

President To Be Elected 

Vice-President. Elizabeth Mouser 

Secretary Delight Pearce 

Treasurer - Robert Woods 

Advisor. »....jDr. James B. Shanks 

The Christian Science Club meets every Thurs- 
day at 7:00 p. m. in the Chapel conference 

Hillel Foundation 

President , Larry Packel 

Vice-President Gordon Weinberg 

Secretary Rita Solomowitz 

Treasurer . — Shirley Weintraub 

The Hillel Foundation of B'nai B'rith brings 
to Jewish students on campus a program of 
religious and cultural activities. 

Monday afternoon at 4:00 the group meets 
in the Chapel and meets again on Wednesday 
at 4:00 for a discussion program. 

Lutheran Student Association 

President Betty Schmick 

Vice-President „ Vernon Miller - 

Secretary „ „..Jean Freise 

Treasurer „.... „ Bill Kuehn 

Advisor. Miss Ruth Engelbrecht 

Students are invited to join by attending the 
Wednesday evening meetings at 7:30 p.m. in 
the Rec. Hall. 


Religious Counsellors 

Church of the Brethren 

Rev. George E. Schnabel 
4th and Rittenhouse Sts., N.W., D.. C. 

Baptist.... -.... -....- Mr. Howard Rees 

2100 "I" St., K.W., D. C. 
Catholic .....Father Claude Keane O..F.M. 

14th and Shepherd Sts., N.E., D. C. 
Disciples of Christ ............Rev. A. A- Azlein 

5717 Chillum Heights Drive, HyattsviUe, Md. 

Christian Science -.'...-...- Mr. James Watt 

Hay Adams House, D. C. 

Episcopal..... Rev. Nathaniel Acton 

St. Andrews Rectory, College Park, Md. 
Rev. William A. Real, University Chapel 

Jewish - Rabbi Meyer Greenberg 

4505 Knox Road, College Park, Md. 

Lutheran. .„....- ~ Rev. Otto Reimherr 

4806 Cherokee St., College Park, Md. 
Miss Ruth Engelbrecht, Ass't „ , ,. , 

4335 Rowalt Dr., Apt. 303, College Park, Md. 

Maryland Christian Fellowship 

Counselor to be selected 

Methodist - - - Rev. James T Bard 

4505 Fordham Lane, College Park, Md. 

Presbyterian - Rev. Jesse W. Myers 

5001 56th Place, HyattsviUe, Md. 


Local Churches 


University Baptist Chapel 

Agriculture Auditorium 


Mt. Rainier Christian Church 

Bunker Hill Rd. & 33rd St., Mt. Rainier, Md. 
Disciples of Christ 

National City Christian Church 

14th and Thomas Circle, N.W., Wash., D. C. 

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 

College and Yale Aves., College Park, Md. 
Evangelical United Brethren 

Albright Memorial Church 

4th and Rittenhouse Sts., Wash., D. C. 

Hillel Foundation 

4505 Knox Road, College Park, Md. 

Hope Lutheran Church 

Armory Lounge, Campus 

University Methodist Church 

University Lane, College Park, Md. 

Riverdale Presbyterian Church 

Rittenhouse St. and Rhode Island Avenue, 
Riverdale, Md. 
Roman Catholic 

St. Jerome's Catholic Church 

5207 43rd Ave., Hyattsville, Md. 



The University of Maryland Panhellenic As- 
sociation invites every new coed to participate 
in sorority rushing. During these next four 
years, a sorority can do much to make your 
college life full and exciting. Besides helping 
you adjust to this large campus and providing 
a second home where you can establish con- 
genial friendships, the close ties of sorority 
life can do much to help you develop broader 
viewpoints, more understanding, loyalty, 
graciousness, and social responsibility. 

When you rush, look each group over care- 
fully, for they all have their good points. If 
you don't receive the bid of your choice, don't 
worry. There are many groups in which you 
can be a happy member, and the Panhellenic 
Council is proud of all the fine sororities on 
campus. If you don't find a nook in a sorority, 
there are many other organizations that can 
give you a well- 
rounded college ex- 

All we ask is that 
you take an active in- 
terest in campus life, 
and if we can help 
you do it, we want to. 

Panhellenic President 


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Sororities join in the spirit of a pre-game pep nil 

Panhellenic Council 

President Molly Turner 

Vice-President. Kathleen Patrick 

Secre tary - J anet Gadd 

Treasurer..... Rita Bajkowska 

Rush Chairman^ Alice Johnson 

The purpose of the Panhellenic Council is to 
serve as a group to promote cooperation in 
inter-society relationships, to maintain high 
scholarship and social standards and to com- 
pile rules governing rushing, pledging, and 
initiation of sorority women. 

Important Rush Rules 

All sorority women and students interested in 
rushing should be familiar with, understand, 
and adhere to these rush rules. 

Formal rushing is the period beginnning on 
September 12, 1953, with open house teas, and 
continuing until pledging on September 20, 
1953. Rush functions will be held at specified 
times only. Alpha Epsilon Phi, Phi Sigma 
Sigma, and Sigma Delta Tau will interrupt 
their rush program with the observance of 
Yom Kipper holidays, pledging their women 
a few days later than the other sororities. 

No women, except sorority actives, pledges 
and rushes may be present for rush functions. 
Rushees will be allowed to visit sorority 
houses for specified functions only. 


Standard Panhellenk Rules 

Any woman eligible for matriculation at the 
University and un-affiliated with any National 
Panhellenc Fraternity is eligible for rushing. 

During rush week, if a woman expresses 
her preference in writing, or formally accepts 
a bid, or wears a sorority's colors during open 
rushing following rush week, she is ineligible 
to pledge another sorority. 

A pledgeship expires one calendar year from 
the date of pledging at which time the student 
is eligible to pledge another sorority. This 
rule is binding to any campus on which the 
student may matriculate. 

Initiation of any pledge results from the 
completion of fifteen credit hours in the pre- 
cedng semester at the University with at least 
a C average and no failures for that semester. 
These women must be students in good stand- 
ing and cleared with the Dean of Women's 

Gamma Theta Chapter 

Founded at De Pauw University in 1885 
Established at University of Maryland in 1948 

President - ~ Alice Phillips 

Vice-President Barbara Ann Bennett 

Secretary Helen Wilma Brown 

Treasurer. Peggy Lee Kendall 



Beta Phi Chapter . ^ „ • leci 

Founded at Wesleyan Female College m 1851 
Established at University of Maryland in 1940 

President Marianne Allen 

Vice-President - Luann Crogan 

Secretary ....- Joan Richardson 

Treasurer Dorothy Fisher 


Alpha Mu Chapter . 

Founded at Bernard College m 190 J 

Established at University of Maryland in 1943 

President -.... Eleanor Wemstein 

Vice-President Sue Cohen 

Secretary - Myra Spectre 

Treasurer Elame Hurowitz 


Alpha Nu Chapter 

Founded at Syracuse University in 1904 

Established at University of Maryland in 1947 

President - » -Terry DelGreco 

Vice-President Joy Covert 

Secretary Margery Condron 

Treasurer........ - Sara Carter 


Pi Alpha Chapter . 

Founded at Beymard College in 1897 
Established at University of Maryland in 1924 

President Mary Felice Cohn 

Vice-President - Mary Broumas 

Secretary Nancy England 

Treasurer. •.- Wanda Lee Gates 


Beta Eta Chapter 

Founded at Lombard College in 1893 
Established at University of Maryland in 1934 

President ...Carole Jarchow 

Vice-President ....- Dorothy Hooker 

Secretary ».... Jean Peckham 

Treasurer - Patricia Lacey 

Alpha Pi Chapter 

Founded at Boston University in 1888 
Established at University of Maryland in 1934 

President Earleen Feldman 

Vice-President Ellen Lundvall 

Secretary ...Caroline Hogan 

Treasurer. Val VanDerwerker 

Beta Sigma Chapter 

Founded at Lewis School in 1873 

Established at University of Maryland in 1945 

President.... Barbara Elaine Griffin 

Vice-President - Sally Harmony 

Secretary Lillian Rae Davis 

Treasurer. Mary Alice Longfellow 

Beta Beta Chapter 

Founded at Syracuse University in 1847 
Established at University of Maryland in 1940 

President - -.... -..Alice Scott 

Vice-President _ Shirley Stockman 

Secre tary - ~ Laura D rew 

Treasurer. Helen Shea 



Established at University of Maryland in 1949 

President Marilyn Bmya 

Vice-President^............,..^ Kay Pinto 

Secretary -. Alita Sites 

Treasurer Dorothy Hansel 

Gamma Mu Chapter 

Founded at De Pauw Unversity in 1870 
Established at University of Maryland in 1947 

President Lorraine Jorgensen 

Vice-President Katherine Reno 

Secretary Judith Atkinson 

Treasurer Molly Turner 


Alpha Rho Chapter 

Founded at Virginia State Normal School in 

Established at University of Maryland in 1929 

President ~.„ Jeanne Peake 

Vice-President Francis White 

Secretary Bette Rittenhouse 

Treasurer. - Shirley Stahl 

Gamma Psi Chapter 

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

President Shirley Steele 

Vice-President > - Lorene Ladd 

Secretary -.... Joan Eccles 

Treasurer Beth Mouser 


Beta Alpha Chapter 

Founded at Hunter College in 1913 
Established at University of Maryland in 19db 

President Eileen Remhart 

Vice-President Ellen Julius 

Secretary Adrienne Kirstem 

Treasurer Sonya Holzweig 

Maryland Beta Chapter 

Founded at Mommouth College in 1867 
Established at University of Maryland m 1944 

President „ Ann Gerkin 

Vice-President Ann Burnside 

Secretary Judy Conroy 

Treasurer. Joan M. Kelly 

Alpha Theta Chapter 

Founded Nationally in 1917 ^ 

Established at University of Maryland m 1951 

President....... Edith Stark 

Vice-President — - Betty Cornblatt 

Secretary Barbara Cierler 

Treasurer Edith Brill 

Beta Zeta Chapter 

Founded at Colby College in 1847 

Established at University of Maryland in 1940 

President - - Jean Fisher 

Vice-President. Joyce Ames 

Secretary ~ Rita Bajkowska 

Treasurer....... - Ann E ssex 



Alpha Chi Omega — 4603 Calvert Rd., Un. 4-9893 

Alpha Delta Pi— 4603 College Ave., Wa. 7-9864 

Alpha Epsilon Phi— 4317 Lehigh Rd., Wa. 7-9701 

Alpha Epsilon Pi — 7303 Yale Ave., Un. 4-9785 

Alpha Gamma Delta— Campus — Un. 4-9806 

Alpha Gamma Rho — 7511 Princeton Ave.. Wa. 7-9831 

Alpha Omicron Pi— 4517 College Ave., Wa. 7-9871 

Alpha Tau Omega — 4611 College Ave., Wa. 7-9849 

Alpha Xi Delta — 4517 Knox Rd., Wa. 7-9720 

Delta Delta Delta— 4604 College Ave., Wa. 7-9795 

Delta Gamma — 4502 College Ave., Wa. 7-9844 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — 7505 Yale Ave., Wa. 7-9520 

Delta Sigma Phi — 4300 Knox Rd.. Wa. 7-9770 

Delta Tau Delta — 4312 Knox Rd., Un. 4-9780 

Gamma Phi Beta — Campus — Wa. 7-9773 

Kappa Alpha — 4400 Knox Rd., Un. 4-9833 

Kappa Alpha Theta — Campus — Un. 4-9829 

Kappa Delta — 4610 College Ave., Wa. 7-9759 

Kappa Kappa Gamma — 7407 Princeton Av., Wa 7-9886 

Lambda Chi Alpha — 7506 Dickinson Ave., Un. 4-9864 

Phi Alpha— 4509 Calvert Rd., Wa. 7-9513 

Phi Delta Theta — 4605 College Ave., Wa. 7-9884 

Phi Kappa Sigma— 4302 Knox Rd., Un. 4-9828 

Phi Kappa Tau — 7405 Dickinson Ave., Un. 4-9886 

Phi S'igma Kappa — 4609 College Ave., Un. 4-9851 

Phi Sigma Sigma — 4812 College Ave.. Wa. 7-9828 

Pi Rpta Phi — 7514 Rhode Island Ave., Un. 4-9885 

Pi Kappa Alpha — 4400 Lehigh Rd.. Wa. 7-9891 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon — 4314 Knox Rd., Wa. 7-9707 

Sigma Alpha Mu — 4310 Knox Rd.. Wa. 7-9845 

Sigma Chi — 4600 Norwich Rd., Un. 4-9807 

Sigma Kappa^ — Campus — Wa. 7-9861 

Sigma Nu^ — 4617 Norwich Rd. — No Phone 

Sigma Phi Epsilon — 7303 Hopkins Ave., Un. 4-9770 

Sigma Pi — 7406 Dickinson Ave.. U^^n. 4-9771 

Tau Epsilon Phi — 4607 Knox Rd., Wa. 7-9766 

Tau Kappa Epsilon — Engel Terrace, Ha. 2-9684 

Theta Chi — 7401 Princeton Ave., Wa. 7-9733 

Zeta Beta Tau — 4802 Calvert Rd., Un. 4 9786 





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The Interfratemity Council of the University 
of Maryland welcomes you to the full enjoy- 
ments and benefits of the college fraternal 
system. . . ... 

The twenty-five Greek fraternities on this 
campus will engage in the fall rush program 
within one week from registration. I urge 
you to visit them all and to make your final 
choice only after careful thought. 
The fraternity which you choose will consti- 
tute your brothers for the duration of your 
college career. 

A fraternity's purposes are manifold. It as- 
sists the freshman in orientating himself to a 
new life on campus, encourages scholarship, 
and furnishes living quarters. It helps to 
crystallize habits, broadens outside interests, 
and increases social poise. It provides train- 
ing and prepares the college graduate for his 
future as an Ameri- 
can citizen. 
Wishing you the best 
of success while in 
college and in fra- 
ternity life, I am 

Sincerely yours, 

IFC President 

The long awaited sorority and fraternity row 
becomes a reality 

Fraternity Criteria 

The National Interfraternity Conference, 
founded in 1908, serves to bring about closer 
harmony among the 64 national fraternities 
in the group. Annually, national undergrad- 
uate councils and college administrators at- 
tend a conference, the results of which are 
reported in the NIC yearbook. 

A fraternity criteria, which serves to ad- 
vance fraternity-education institution coopera- 
tion, was submitted by NIC executives m 1934 
and approved by the Amercan Association of 
Deans and Advisors of Men. It reads as 
follows : 

1 That the objectives and activities of the 
fraternity should be in entire accord with the 
aims and purposes of the institutions at which 
it has chapters. 

9 That the primary loyalty and responsi- 
bility of a student . . . with his institution are 
to the institution, and that • . a chapter of 
a fraternity involves the definite responsibility 
... for the conduct of the individual. 

.3 That the fraternity should promote con- 
duct consistent with good morals and good 

4 That the fraternity should create an 
atmosphere which will stimulate substantia 
rntelTectual progress and superior intellectual 


Interfraternity Council 

President John Martin, Jr. 

Vice-President Bernie Gross 

Secretary William Kline 

Treasurer. - ~ Ray Hagle 

Faculty Advisor. Dean Geary Eppley 

The Interfraternity Council is composed of 
representatives of each of the fraternities on 
campus who meet to promote and maintain 
friendly and cooperative relations among the 

Each year the IFC sponsors fraternal in- 
tramural sports and presents activity cups to 
the outstanding fraternities. Highlight of the 
year is the Interfraternity Ball held at a 
Washington hotel for all Greek men and their 
dates. The Interfraternity Council also pre- 
sents several scholarships to deserving men. 

Fraternity rushing is supervised by the 
Council with the cooperation of each f raternitv 
to assure each rushee an opportunity to visit 
every chapter. 

Delta Deuteron Chapter 

Founded at New York University, 1913 
Established at University of Maryland, 1914 

President - Arnold Fazornik 

Vice-President - Arthur Litofsky 

Secretary - ~ Joe Jacobs 

Treasurer. Robert Stienlauf 


Alpha Theta Chapter 

Founded at Illinois State University, 1908 
Established at University of Maryland, 1928 

President „....„ Thomas Weller 

Vice-President Hance Pepper 

Secretary , Philip C. Kearney 

Treasurer. > Ken Roche 

Epsilon Gamma Chapter 

Founded at Virginia Military Institute, 1865 
Established at University of Maryland, 1930 

President Steve Volchko 

Vice-President.... Anthony Abato 

Secretary ^..... Philip Hilbish 

Treasurer .....^ „ Richard Cox 

Kappa Delta Chapter 

Founded at Yale University, 1844 

Established at University of Maryland, 1952 

President Gerald F. Ryan 

Vice-President Edward C. Mehm 

'' Secretary „ A.lgot Brant 

Treasurer Ronald McDonald 

Alpha Sigma Chapter 

Founded at City College of New York, 1899 
Established at University of Maryland, 1924 

President „ Petro Kosmides 

Vice-President William Collinge 

Secretary Robert Karwacki 

Treasurer -.... J)ave Somers 


Delta Sigma Chapter 

Founded at Bethany College, 1859 

Established at University of Maryland, 1948 

President Philip R. Shays 

Vice-President Nealson Smart 

Secre tary John Torbert 

Treasurer. William Campbell 

Beta Kappa Chapter 

Founded at Washington and Lee, 1865 
Established at University of Maryland, 1914 

President -.... James Faulkner 

Vice-President ~ William Boyer 

Secretary Charles Hennick 

Treasurer....... Robert Yeatman 

Epsilon Pi Chapter 

Founded at Boston University, 1909 
Established at University of Maryland, 1932 

President Ralph Palumbo 

Vice-President „ William Bass 

Secretary Wesley Sauter 

Treasurer - Marshall Megginson 


Epsilon Chapter 

Founded at George Washington University, 

Established at University of Maryland, 1917 

President Manfred Sklar 

Vice-President. Gerald Traub 

Secretary , .~ Anton Grobani 

Treasurer.. Stanley Brown 



Alpha Chapter 

Founded at Miami University, 1848 
Established at University of Maryland, 1930 

President - John R. Rice 

Vice-President Ronald Brooks 

Secretary - ~ Richard Yates 

Treasurer. Thomas Kovalinsky 


Founded at University of Maryland, 1949 

President - John Gates 

Vice-President Tom Ryan 

Secretary -....- George Neimeyer 

Treasurer - Charles Ceska 

Alpha Zeta Chapter 

Founded at University of Pennsylvania, 1850 
Established at University of Maryland, 1899 

President „ Bob Busch 

Vice-Presdent -..Bob Surrick 

Secretary Neils Frandsen 

Treasurer - Walt Ruppert 


Founded at University of Miama, 1906 
Established at University of Maryland, 1949 

President ~ William Cadle 

Vice-President Reyburn Browning 

Secretary - - Anthony Prizio 

Treasurer Lester Wittig 


Eta Chapter 

Founded at Massachusettes Agricultural Col- 
lege, 1874 

Established at University of Maryland, 1923 

President Donald L. Myers 

Vice-President - James Starnes 

Secretary , Louis Decatur 

Treasurer..... Bruce Palmer 

Delta Psi Chapter 

Founded at University of Richmond, 1868 
Established at University of Maryland, 1952 

President. Charles Walters 

Vice-President. Bob Cottone 

Secretary , Louis CoUomb 

Treasurer Ken Andrews 

Maryland Beta Chapter 

Founded at University of Alabama, 1856 
Established at University of Maryland, 1943 

President ^..Edward F. Stanfield 

Vice-President Edward Updegraff 

Secretary Charles C. Right 

Treasurer. - Charles Bucy 

Sigma Chi Chapter 

Founded at City College of New York, 1909 
Established at University of Maryland, 1933 

President _ Donald Caplan 

Secretary _ Nathan Stofberg 

Treasurer „ Gordon Becker 


Gamma Chi Chapter 

Founded at Miami University, 1885 
Established at University of Maryland, 1929 

President Charles Miller 

Vice-President ...,.- - Don Willard 

Secretary - — Bob Linn 

Treasurer - Rollie Willis 

Delta Pi Chapter 

Founded at Virginia Military Institute, 1869 
Established at University of Maryland, 1917 

President >....^....James G. Sullivan 

Vice-President.....^ Howard Trittipoe 

Secretary Andy Williams 

Treasurer Richard Averill 

Maryland Beta Chapter 

Founded at University of Richmond, 1901 
Established at University of Maryland, 1949 

President ~ William Kline 

Secrefa7'y ~ - Donald Tracey 

Treasurer. -^ - Gordon Wootton 


Alpha Chi Chapter 

Founded at Vincennes University, 1897 
Established at University of Maryland, 1948 

President „ „ James L. Hills 

Vice-President James M. Wells 

Secretary Grover Warneke 

Treasurer. Thomas G. Harris 


Tau Beta Chapter 

Founded at Columbia University, 1910 
Established at University of Maryland, 1925 

President - Ivy Shefferman 

Vice-President Lonnie Rubin 

Secretary,.... Charles Yumkas 

Treasurer ...,„ Lowell Glazer 

Beta Delta Chapter 

Founded at Illinois Wesleyan, 1899 
Established at University of Maryland, 1946 

President _ Roland N. Thompson 

Vice-President....... William Spies 

Secretary - Charles LaMason 

Treasurer. Dale D. Krolicki 

Alpha Psi Chapter 

Founded at Norwich University, 1856 
Established at University of Maryland, 1929 

President Allan Burk 

Vice-President Raymond Hoffman 

Secretary - Richard Proctor 

Treasurer. Adolph Brueckmann 

Beta Zeta Chapter 

Founded at Columbia University, 1894 
Established at University of Maryland, 1948 

President Charles Cahn 

Vice-President Stanley Trivas 

Secretary Richard Stein 

Treasurer David Rudow 



• athletics 

Athletics, both intercollegiate and intramural- 
wise, play an important part in the college 
career of every student of the University. 
There is an excellent intramural program the 
year around for students who do not make 
the varsity teams. 

The Athletic Council sponsors an intercol- 
legiate program in all sports at the University. 
Every student at the University is invited and 
urged to come out for these sports. 
Don't wait for a special invitation or don't 
assume you are not good enough for the best. 
If you can't make the team, join with the 
rest of the student body in being the extra 
player in the stands to create the spirit which 
makes the men who finally earn the honor to 
represent you play their best. If you can't play 
a sport, be a sport. 
The morale of the stu- 
dent body is impor- 
tant to the caliber of 
your athletic teams. 

Director of Athletics 

A capacity crowd at Byrd Stadium 

Commentary . . . 

For over sixty years the University of Mary- 
land has participated in college sports, but 
never has there been such emphasis on school 
improvement as in the last five years. Under 
the supervision of the Director of Athletics 
James Tatum, all major sports have pro- 
gressed, and have established prominent 
standings for Red and White among other 
major colleges in the nation. 

In the last three years of intercollegiate 
activity Maryland teams have a record of 266 
victories against 124 defeats and nine ties. 
However, this is an incomplete picture of how 
far the home team has come in the last few 
years. Suffice it to say Maryland is gaining 
steadily as a sports might to be reckoned with. 

The Terrapin teams are members of the 
National Collegiate Athletic Association, and 
the United States Inter-Collegiate Lacrosse 
Association. More recently Maryland joined up 
with North Carolina, South Carolina, Wake 
.Forest, Duke, Clemson and North Carolina 
State to form the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Marvland fans are currently looking for- 
ward to the completion of a new 17,0()0-seat 
indoor auditorium, scheduled for a fall open- 
ing next year. This project now under con- 
struction will be one of the few of its type on 
the east coast. It will house all indoor sport 
activities, including track, basketball, wrest- 
ling and boxing. The building will also bring 
together under one roof the entire College of 
Physical Education. 


Statistics . . . 

From fall to spring 1952-53 was a year of 
beautiful victories. Starting with the foot- 
ball teams first win of the season over Mis- 
souri University on September 20, right up 
until the tennis teams last win of the year 
on May 16, Maryland's varsity teams have 
been adding new chapters in the history books. 
Below are the overall-dual team competition 
records — they stand on their own. 

Fall And Winter 

Won Lost Tied 

Football 7 2 

Basketball 15 8 

Cross-Country 4 10 

Soccer „ 7 11 

Wrestling _ 6 10 

Boxing 3 3 1 

42 16 



Raseball 15 

Lacrosse 8 

Golf „ 7 

Tennis 10 

Rifle 5 

Track 5 


Total 92 













his five years with the Red Shir.s, Coach Jim 
Tatum took a 14-game wmmng ftff''^ '"*° 
the 1952 grid season «" N°™"Li"„;,3'\heir 

of the game was such a surprise the Associ- 
ated Press awarded "Ole Miss" "the greatest 
nnset of the year." The following week, bad 
TuA followed \he Old Liners to Mobile, and 
•Bama handed the home team another de- 

However Maryland maintained a memorable 
record 7n many 'departments. Offensively th 
gridders were ninth nationally with o ^9.^ 

Kis famous option play coupled with his dead^ 
Ty passing, netting .59 , completions in 173 

Number one receiver for the All-America 

ing five Terp TD's for a total of 5.)3 yards 

On defense, tackle Dick Modze'ewski made 
nine out of eleven consensus P""^^"!l *^= 
Look magazine's "Lineman of the Year. 


Maryland's power in action 



Cross Country 

Indoor Track 


Coach Jim Kehoe's cross country team turned 
in another outstanding season despite the fact 
their 29-win streak in dual meets was snapped 
by Navy in the opening match of the year. 

Losing to the Middies, 28-27, the Terp 
harriers went on to defeat Pennsylvania, 
North Carolina, Duke and Richmond. John 
Tibbetts was the first man home in every race 
except against Richmond. 

During the indoor track season, Maryland 
consistently made first in the relays, the 100- 
yard dash and the pole vault. The mile relay 
team won the Conference relay at the Evening 
Star games, and they also took the Southern 
Conference title. 

Also at the Evening Star games, the two- 
mile relay team took first. Mel Schwartz and 
George Butler always scored in the pole vault, 
while Dave Matthews won every century he 




For the first time in four years Coach Doyle 
Royal's soccer team didn't win the Southern 
Conference crown. 

Although the Terp pitchmen finished unde- 
feated in four conference games and tied 
champion Duke, 1-1, the Blue Devils played 
and won two more league games giving them 
the title on percentage points. 

Among the victims of the Terrapin hooters 
were Washington and Lee, North Carolina 
State, John Hopkins, Loyola, North Carolina 
and Georgetown. The only loss was in the 
opening game to Penn State. 

Coach Royal will be faced with the problem 
of filling his outside positions, two halfback 
slots, and a fullback post as this season opens. 

Tom Baden was rated All-America and All- 
South for the Liners, while Hector Ormachea, 
Jim Deider and Mario Eterovic received All- 
South recognition. 

. 135 



Registering an impressive 15-win, 8-loss over- 
all record, Maryland's basketball team ad- 
vanced to the semi-finals of the Southern 
Conference play-offs before losing to champion 
Wake Forest, 61-59. 

This marked the third successive year Coach 
Bud Millikan has had the hardwood five up 
for the tournament. 

The defensively-minded Terps finished sec- 
ond nationally in total team defense as they 
held all their opponents to an average of 54.3 
points per game last season. 

Gene Shue led the team in nearly every 
department during the season, scoring a total 
of 508 points. This new record breaks that 
of 265 chalked up by Lee Brawley in the 
1951-52 season. 

Walkin' On Air!^ 




For the third straight year the grapplers have 
whisked through their season with an out- 
standing team record of six wins, one lost and 
no ties. The Terps ended up the season cap- 
turing the Southern Conference championship 
by scoring 40 points in that tournament. 

Stepping into the winners' circle with eight 
of the team's compilation of 37 wins was Rod- 
ney Norris. The red-head has been 137-pound 
Conference champ for two years and was voted 
last year the "Most Outstanding Wrestler of 
the Southern Conference Tournament for 

Backing Norris are the Fischer brothers, 
Bob and Ernie. The latter has lost only a 
single match in 44 tries, and has been 167- 
pound champ for two years. On the other 
hand, Bob has been 157-pound division champ 
for the same period. Team captain Jack Shan- 
nan was another consistent winner, winning 
the 182-pound Conference crown. 



Although his charges wound up with the 
record of three wins, three losses, and three 
ties last winter, Coach Frank Cronin is happy 
over the 1953-54 outlook. 

With six of his 1952 mainstays returning, 
the big problem is to find replacements for 
Jackie Letzer, superlative performer at 132 
pounds, and Cal Quenstedt, heavyweight, who 
went undefeated in nine bouts and won the 
Eastern Intercollegiate Championship. 

Included among the returning Maryland 
mittmen are Gary Garber, former Army-wide 
bantamweight champion, Gary Fisher, Bob 
Theofield, Russ Eddy, Ronnie Rhodes and Bill 

Draws were gained against South Carolina 
(in a return match), LSU and Syracuse in 
the Sugar Bowl Classic at New Orleans. Terp 
champs in the Sugar Bowl were Garber, Let- 
zer, Theofield and Quenstedt. 



Coach „ JIM KEHOE 

What Maryland's track team lacked in individ- 
ual stars it filled up with an exceptionally 
well-balanced squad during the '53 campaign. 
Showing a scoring potential in every event the 
Terps captured the Southern Conference 
Championship, went undefeated in five straight 
dual matches and won the DCAAU title. 

Under the tutelage of Coach Jim Kehoe the 
thin-clads swept their second straight con- 
ference championship by taking five first 
places and tying for another. Dave Matthews, 
victor in the 100 and 220-yard dashes, was 
the only Maryland double winner. Jim Pent- 
zer's first in the 440-yard dash and Kenny 
Thorton's win in the 880-yard run were the 
other single victories. Mel Schwarz, who tied 
for first in the pole-vault, and the mile relay 
team of Phil Stroup, Thornton, Pentzer and 
Burke Wilson completed the select circle. 


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With two All-Americas setting the pace, the 
varsity rifle team won the National Inter- 
collegiate Championship, went undefeated in 
five straight dual matches and broke the exist- 
ing collegiate five-man shoulder-to-shoulder 

After finishing second in the Nationals in 
'51 the riflemen, coached by Colonel Harland 
Griswold, went on to extend their consecutive 
winning streak to seventeen. Their team-score 
of 1,442 out of a possible 1,500 broke the 
former collegiate high-total of 1,437. 

Roy Ister on the '51 All-America team 
led his team with a 288.8 average. Both he 
and Elwood Barton, who maintained a 286.6 
average, were chosen on the '52 All-America 

The team average for its five shoulder-to- 
shoulder matches was 1,436.6. 





The Maryland baseball team, sprinkled liber- 
ally with freshmen, turned in one of the most 
outstanding records in the history of Terra- 
pin baseball. 

Coach Burton Shipley completed his 30th 
year of coaching by leading his charges to a 
16-win, five-loss record. In addition, follow- 
ing a year's absence, the Terp diamondmen 
tied for the conference Northern Division title 
and participated in the Southern Conference 

Led by the heavy hitting of Chester Hanu- 
lak and Dave Zatz, returning to the Maryland 
diamond after serving in the Army, plus the 
fine pitching of Connie Hemphill and Ray 
DeSibio, the Terps got away to a slow start 
and then proceeded to mow down all opposi- 
tion in their race for the title. 


HanuUik Steals Another One 



Coach - Doyle Royal 

The tennis team which loses only one man by 
P-raduation, shut out its opponents seven times 
out of its 10-wins and 2-defeats for head 
Coach Doyle Royal. 

Royal, who coaches soccer in the fall, featured 
junior Mel Huyett in the number one spot 
throughout most of the year. Huyett lost 
twice in ten matches. Number two position 
was filled by John Myers, 9-2, whi.e senior 
Dennis Hevener had a 10-2 record m the thud 
slot. Hevener also teamed up with Bud 
Leightheiser to go undefeated m the doubles. 
.Tack Clifford, Terry Birch, Rollie Willis and 
Paul Ekel rounded out the squad. 

The Terps did not participate in the '52 
Southern Conference Tournament because ot 
the nearness of Maryland's final exams to the 
tournament date. The year before the Liners 
tied Duke for the championship both with a 
11-win and 1-loss record. 




An impressive seven wins and tw^o defeats in 
dual competition w^ound up another successful 
season for Coach Frank Cronin's golf team. 

Number one man for the linkmen was senior 
Bill Ruppert, District of Columbia junior 
match play champion, who posted a 6-2 record 
in that slot. Great excitement was stirred up 
over the fine showing of freshman Jim DiPiro. 
The New York lad was a metropolitan champ- 
ion from that state, and he copped eight out 
of nine matches while compiling a 73 stroke 

Other team members are Carl Kronneberger, 
also with eight wins out of nine matches, Bill 
McFerran and Bob Steinwedel. Melvin Arnold 
and Ed Fitzgerald complete the squad mem- 

Practice sessions and home matches for the 
Terps are played at the eighteen-hole course 
of the Prince Georges Country Club not far 
from the campus. 






The loss of two All-Americas, and the gradu- 
ation of eleven of eighteen lettermen put co- 
coaches Jack Faber and Al Heagy in quite a 
spot for the opening of the 1953 lacrosse 

Nevertheless, a squad composed of ten 
freshmen, eight sophomores and nine junior- 
seniors just missed winning the national inter- 
collegiate championship. By May 9, the Liners 
had a seven-win, two-loss record and were 
ranked second in the nation. 

Top berth was held by undefeated Army, 
and the Terps met the West Pointers in their 
next game. Trailing three goals at the half- 
time, Maryland pulled up to a five-five tie 
before succumbing 10-8. 

Attackman Rennie Smith was sensational 
on offensive. He led the team scoring with 14 
goals and 17 assists. 

Tricky Little Devil! ^ 


Women's Director...BOnOTIiY DEACH 

Another group striving for recognition in the 
activities field is the Women's Recreation 
Association. Directed by Dr. Dorothy Deach, 
the aggregation offers coeds a long list of ac- 
tivities featuring bowling, swimming, badmin- 
ton, basketball, tennis, archery and volleyball. 

Run by the students themselves the WRA 
is open to any woman student on campus and 
all coeds are considered members when they 
enroll at Maryland. Setting up tournaments 
between the dorms and the sororities, giving 
trophies and awards to the victors; and assist- 
ing in the officiating are the main functions of 
the club. 

Yearly, the organization sponsors a "Sports 
Day" which brings intramural groups and 
members of the District-Maryland Federation 
of College Women to the University to com- 
pete with one another. 


Women's Pool 

Open now for two full years the women's 
swimming pool is located in the annex of the 
Women's Field House. Recreational swim- 
ming is carried on Monday through Friday 
between 4 p. m. and 5:15 p. m. and from 
7 p. m. until 9 p. m. 

Last year, the WRA presented a water 
festival in which students participated. The 
affair, which is to become an annual event, is 
called the "Aquamarine Show." 

Measuring 75 feet by 35 feet the pool is 
the newest in design and is ideal for competi- 
tive as well as recreational swimming. 

Men's Intramurals 

Center of attraction for the University's male 
enrollment is the Armory. In this building 
and on the two huge fields adjacent to it, 
more than 4,500 men participate in an intra- 
mural program composed of 26 separate forms 
of competition. 

Under the direction of Jim Kehoe, leagues 
are formed and then divided into the open 
and fraternity divisions. The fraternities vie 
for the honor of winning the gold activities 
cup, which is presented annually to the Greek 
organization which has amassed the most 
points during the year. Individual first and 
second place winners receive gold and silver 
medals for their respective efforts. 


Freshmen Sports 

From the "tiniest seeds comes the tallest 
corn" and so it is with the talent supplied 
from the freshman sports to the varsity, in 
the professional ranks it's the minor league 
team that supplies the new material and in 
college it's the Frosh squad that supplies it. 

Although a limited schedule is planned for 
the freshmen, the main purpose is to look over 
and develop material for the years ahead. 
Every student is urged to try out for one ot 
these squads. Ample notice of the first prac- 
tice is given several weeks before the opening 
date. Remember, there is a place for you in 
Maryland athletics if you want it. 

Frosh Basketball 

Coached by Dick Koffenberger, former guard 
at Maryland in 1951-52, the freshmen basket- 
ball team played a total of twelve games, 
winning five while dropping seven. 

Plenty of height was the teams biggest 
asset and it got considerable attention from 
varsity Coach Millikan. Team high scorer, 
Bob Kessler, stands 6 feet 5 inches while center 
Ralph Hicks is 6 feet 6 inches. Other team 
starters include Marv Long, 6 feet 3 inches, 
Bob Hall, 6 feet 1 inch and John Sandbower, 
6 feet 4 inches. 


Frosh Baseball 

AVith a limited squad to work with, Coach 
Shipley scheduled only one game for the Frosh, 
and they dropped that one to the Naval 
Academy Plebes, 8-6. 

In the short time they performed, several 
players showed varsity possibilities. Catcher 
Dick Nuth and first-baseman Jim Connolly 
both hit home-runs, and third-baseman Tom 
Mason collected two of the ten Maryland hits. 
Although giving up ten hits in the nine innings 
he worked, pitcher Bill Weiss also showed 
varsity potential. 


Full O' Pep a I 


songs and cheers 

Maryland prides itself on its school spirit 
which is kept at a high ebb by such groups 
as the Student Activities Committee and the 
cheerleaders. SAC sponsors pep rallies, the 
football card section and "meet the team" 
jaunts; while the cheerleaders practice long 
and hard to see that Maryland cheering is full 
of vim and vigor. 

The work of these groups, however, cannot 
be successful if it is not met with student 
interest. One of the best ways to support 
school spirit is to know the school songs and 
cheers; it is difficult to yell loudly and strongly 
for your team without knowing the cheers. 

Not all of these conveyors of school spirit are 
linked with the past. Eager to keep cheering 
fresh, SAC and the cheerleaders sponsored 
a cheer contest last spring and as a result the 
Maryland Swing and Boom Bam will be in- 
troduced this Fall. 

And so, to become a genuine Maryland rooter, 
it is important to learn both the old and new 
Maryland songs and cheers. 



Alma Mater 

Words and music by Robert Kinney, '40 
(see back end sheet) 

Victory Song 

(see page 176) 

Terrapin Drinking Song 

Music by Wilmer Orpwood, Jr., '43 
Words by A. Manley Powell, '41 

Drink to the Terrapin! 

All bold 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 toast is in the cup, 

Bottoms up! Bottoms up! 

To Maryland. 

Sons of Old Maryland 

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



Red Hot Yell 

Our team is red hot, 
Our team is red hot, 
Our team is red hot, 
Red Hot, Red Hot, Red Hot. 



Team Team Team 

Whistle Cheer 

Whistle— Rah 
Whistle— Rah 

Maryland Swing 

M-M M-A-R-Y, 

L-L L-A-N-D, 



Fight, Team, Fight! 

Boom Bam 

Boom Bam 

Maryland Terrapins 

U. M. Rah Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 

U. Rah 

M. Rah 

U. M. Rah Rah 

Fight, Team, Fight! 

Maryland Sway Terrapin 

M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D T-E-R-R-A-P-I-N 
Mary-Land T-E-R-R-A-P-I-N 

Fight, Team, Fight! Fight, Team, Fight! 







In this country we believe that our youth 
should have the opportunity to rise to any 
station commensurate w^ith their abilites. 
At the University of Maryland the opportunity 
to become a well-balanced citizen and a re- 
sponsible Air Force officer is afforded each 
student in the Reserve Officers' Training 

In unpredictable times like these, with the 
ghastly game being played abroad, the liberty 
we have accepted so casually is a hazard. Too 
long has our security creaked and groaned 
from our national habit of indifference to mili- 
tary precautions. 

If a student wants to become an Air Force 
officer — if he desires to acquire information, 
to understand the problems of today and to 
grow in character — then he belongs in Mary- 
la7id's cadet corps 

Remember, that 
"without discipline 
our Air Force is a 
mob ; without morale 
it is a hollow shell. 
Possessing both, it is 


Dean of 

Military Science 

^ Some of Maryland's AFROTG 

AFROTC Events 

The two most important events on the AF- 
ROTC calendar are held in the spring. The 
first of these is the Military Ball, which pro- 
vides a welcome break in the drill program and 
gives every cadet the chance to show off his 
best girl. New members of the honorary mili- 
tary societies are also tapped at the Ball. 

The AFROTC year actually culminates in 
Military Day, which features a review by the 
Governor of the State of Maryland, competi- 
tive drill, exhibits and demonstrations, and 
presentations of awards to outstanding cadets. 

These events stimulate interest in the Air 
Force program and augment the scholastic 

Last year the ROTC program was trans- 
ferred from the Continental Air Command to 
the Air University, which brings with it plans 
for slightly different organization of the 
academic program. 

The High Command 

Operations of the AFROTC unit are super- 
vised by half a hundred regular Air Force 
personnel, who must keep detailed records on 
each cadet in the largest AFROTC unit in the 
country as well as provide classroom and drill 


The Commanding Officer in the organization 

is the Professor of Air Science and Tactics, 
who coordinates the activities of the unit. 
This position is held by Colonel Joseph R. 
Ambrose, who is in his second year as CO and 
recently returned from a tour of duty in the 
Far East. 

Angel's Flight 

The Angel's Flight is composed of coeds who 
are chosen by the various squadrons as spon- 
sors for their units. The purpose of these 
sponsors is to improve the "esprit de corps" 
of the air division as well as to act as hostesses 
to families and visitors on various occasions. 

Any girl is eligible to become a member of 
the Angel's Flight, since she is selected by the 
cadets themselves. The new members are pre- 
sented annually at the Military Day cere- 

The Angel's Flight is organized in conjunc- 
tion with the Arnold Air Society and is the 
local branch of a nation-wide organization 
which is represented at all co-educational col- 
leges and universities which have AFROTC 

This year's Air Division sponsor is Eliza- 
beth Cave, with Elizabeth McDaniel, Mary 
Broumas, and Jeanine Eberts as the three 
wing sponsors. There are twenty-six other 
individual unit sponsors. 


Scabbard and Blade 

President Richard Bland 

Vice-President Michael Troiano 

Secretary „ Don Tindal 

Treasurer Richard Jansson 

Faculty Advisor Lt. Col. John Grier 

Scabbard and Blade is a national military 
leadership honorary fraternity for advanced 
ROTC students. It recognizes leadership, 

A 3.0 average must be maintained in ROTC 
3.0 average must be maintaned in ROTC 
courses, with a 2.5 average in other academic 
subjects. Members are tapped annually at 
the Military Ball. 

Arnold Air Society 

Commanding Officer, 

Frederick Hudson 
Executive Officer, 

Delabarre Sullivan 

Operations Officer Robert Stephens 

Adjutant Recorder Daniel Arris 

Treasurer William E. Fischer 

Public Relations „ Edward Power 

The Arnold Air Society is an honorary society 
composed of advanced cadets who have demon- 
strated exceptional leadership ability, high 
scholastic standing, and interest in the Air 



Officers to he selected in fall from ad- 
vanced corps hand memhers 
Faculty Advisor'. Lt. Robt. L. Landers 

The AFROTC Band is composed of members 
of basic AFROTC. Bandsmen are signed up 
at registration and membership is open to all 
freshmen and sophomores. 

The purpose of the band is to participate 
in and provide music for military formations 
such as convocations, parades, and Military 
Day. Members of the band are distinguished 
by their red and white aiquillettes. 

Pershing Rifles 

Commander Clarence Gaddy 

Executive Officer Donald L. Hoover 

Operations Officer Robert Winkler 

Adjutant Harry White 

Drill Officer _ Charles Johnson 

First Sergeant ....» Gordon Fell 

The Pershing Rifles is composed of basic ca- 
dets interested in precision drilling. The PR^s 
give drill demonstrations, engage in competi- 
tion with units from other schools, and supply 
honor guards and ushers at campus functions 
such as May Day, throughout the year. 

Members are signed up during registration 
and are distinguished on the campus by their 
blue and white shoulder cords and white 



Hi Freshmen, 

Student publications play a very important 
part in the campus life. 

Here are some facts you should know about 
them. The Diamondback newspaper is pub- 
lished Tuesdays and Fridays. The Old Line 
magazine is issued every six weeks or so, and 
the Terrapin yearbook is delivered annually 
in May. The "M" Book, which you are now 
reading, is printed for all incoming students. 
These publications are the student's oppor- 
tunity to express themselves in fact and 
fancy, in story and photograph, in layout and 
makeup and in business and editorial. All 
publications are eagerly sought and read by 
the students. 

Look through the brief descriptions on the 
following pages and decide which one you 
want to work on. All students, including 
those with business and editorial abilities, are 
invited and requested to help with any of these 
publications. A campus career in student pub- 
lications is rewarding in many ways. There 
is always a need for new and fresh talent in 
the publications offices. Freshmen should begin 
work on publications during their first year so 
they will be ready for major positions in later 

President, Pi Delta Epsilon 

A publication staff at work W 

Publications Board 

As a faculty-student body, the Publications 
Board is responsible for the selection of edi- 
tors, managing editors and business managers 
of all Student Government Association sup- 
ported publications. All appointments are 
made on the basis of a written application, 
experience, and the applicant's ability to do 
the job in the most professional manner. 

The Publications Board this year will be 
headed by Prof. Alfred A. Crowell, head of 
the Journalism Department. Other members 
of the faculty include Dean James Reid, Stu- 
dent Life Committee chairman; Prof. Donald 
Krimel, Journalism department; and a faculty 
advisor to publications to be named. 

Student representatives on the board in- 
clude: Craig Fisher, SGA president; Jim Han- 
sen, Pi Delta Epsilon president; and Elin 
Lake, William Holland, and Ann Bennett, 
editors of the Diamondback, Terrapin, and the 
Old Line and M-Book respectively. Miss Ben- 
nett is editor of the last two mentioned pub- 


University Publications 

The Maryland Magazine 

Published six times yearly by the Maryland 
alumni, this magazine is of special interest to 
former students at the University. The maga- 
zine carries a full range of articles and pic- 
tures about the campus and the alumni. 

The magazine can be purchased at the Stu- 
dent Supply Store or may be subscribed to by 
writing General Alumni Secretary David 
Brigham, Rossborough Inn, Campus. 

University Catalogs 

There is a separate catalog published for 
each college at the College Park campus, and 
for each of the professional schools in Balti- 
more. Each catalog contains the course offer- 
ings; requirements for degrees, and the re- 
quired curricula of each college. 

A general catalog is published each year 
describing entrance requirements of the Uni- 
versity, and containing information regarding 
costs, fees, facilities, and other information. 

The Academic and General Regulations bul- 
letin includes attendance and residence re- 
quirements for degrees, traffic regulations, and 
arrangements for social functions. Catalogs or 
bulletins may be picked up at the Publications 
Office, located in Room 28 of Symons Hall. 


The Diamondback 

Editor-in-Chief Elin Lake 

Managing Editors — 

Adele Chidakel, Neal Durgin 
Makeup Editor Terry Emsweller 

Copy Editors — 

Don Betz, Barbara Dodd 

Executive News Editor — 

Richard Manning 

Feature Editors — 

Sabra Baker, Paul Linder 

Social Page Editors — 

Jean Spencer, Shirley Steele 

Sports Editors — 

Frank Weedon, Harvey Casbar- 
ian, Ray Ashley, Pete Lamphier. 

Business Mgr Jim Garrity 

Although it has not been decided whether 
or not the Diamondback will be published two 
or three times weekly this year, the campus 
tabloid will continue to inform the student 
body of all the latest news on the local college 
scene. Staffed by students with a wide range 
of experience and ability, the DBK will soon 
become a reading habit you won't want to 


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The Old Line 

Editorial Staflf 

Ediio7' — Barbara Ann Bennett 

Managing Editor Mike Potash 

Associate Editors Jane Cahill 

Jeanne Peake 

Makeup Editor Stan Harrison 

Art Editor Mo Lebowitz 

Humor Editor Pete Peterson 

Copy Editor > Jean Spencer 

Contributing Editor — 

Lorraine Jorgensen 

Business Staflf 

Business Mgr Danny Melchoir 

Asst. Business Mgr Barbara Dean 

Advertising Mgr - George Barthel 

Exchange and Subscription Mgr. — 

Margot Tully 

Circulation Mgr _ Bryan Bailey 

Office Mgr Shirley Thompson 

Published six times during the school year, 
the Old Line magazine is an outlet for creative 
writing, college humor and feature articles. 
Like the other student publications there 
will be a berth on its staff for any freshman 
who is willing to take the time and effort to 
contribute his talent to the magazine and for 
the enjoyment of the student body. 


the -| 1 1 # 

old line 



Editor — ^ Bill Holland 

Business Manager Jeanine Eberts 

Managing Editor Bettie Rossmann 

Rest of staff to be appointed in the fall 

The most ambitious single-edition student 
publication is The Terrapin, the annual pic- 
torial yearbook which requires a year of dili- 
gent work in order to meet its May Day re- 
lease date. It is on this day the first copy of 
the annual is presented to the May Day Queen. 
The 1952 edition was recently awarded the Pi 
Delta Epsilon award for excellence in pho- 

Other Student Publications 

Several clubs, academic departments, fraterni- 
ties and sororities publish bulletins, annuals, 
newspapers, magazines and newsletters dur- 
ing the college year. Most of these organs 
are staffed by students, offering a worthwhile 
extra-curricula activity for those interested 
m this work. 

One of these publications is The Fraternity 
Way, a pictorial handbook published by the 
Interfraternity Council each year. The pur- 
pose of this magazine is to acquaint freshmen 
with the college fraternity system on the 
Maryland campus. 



The Student Directory 

Published early in the fall semester, the Stu- 
dent Directory lists the names of the faculty, 
staff members, and students at the University 
by name, local address, and home address. 

The Directory also contains the names and 
presidents of clubs, honoraries, sororities, fra- 
ternities, and organizations. A small fee is 
charged for each copy, and it may be pur- 
chased in the Student Supply Store. 

Pi Delta Epsilon Awards 

Pi Delta Epsilon gives two awards each year: 
one to the outstanding freshman in publica- 
tions, and the other to the senior who has 
contributed most to student publications in his 
four years at the University. 

The first award, named the E. A. Coblentz 
Memorial Cup (in honor of a former Diamond- 
back business manager who was killed in 
Korea last year) went to Don Uhrbrock, pho- 
tographer for the M-Book and other publica- 

The senior award went to Eddie Herbert, a 
June graduate who had served on the staffs of 
WMUC, the Old Liyie, and the Diamondback. 


M Book 

Editor Barbara Ann Bennett 

Managing Editor Bob McNally 

Copy Editor Jeanne Peake 

Business Mgr Judy Antrim 

Sports Editor Ronnie Brooks 

Art Editor Mo Lebowitz 

Photographers — 

Don Uhrbrock and Phil Geraci 


Barbara Dodd 
Jean Spencer 
Jane Weiderhold 
Wilma Brown 
Bob Giffin 
Joan Obaugh 
Liz McDaniels 
Lila Erbe 

Glory Ann Slone 
Eileen Brown 
Alice Scott 
Shirley Stahl 
Jay Gadd 
Mina Schlegal 
Harvey Casbarian 
Loretta Bickford 

Nicknamed the "Frosh Bible," the M-Book 
is prepared at the end of each academic year 
for the incoming freshman class in the fall. 
As a handbook for neophyte Maryland schol- 
ars, the M-Book is a useful reference publica- 
tion, containing as much information about 
the University as it is possible to put together 
in one small handy volume. 




Administration " ^^ 

Associated Women Students '^^ 

Athletics ^^^ 

Calendar of Events ® 

Drama and Music °° 


General Information J* 

History and Traditions 26 


Know Your Deans ^^ 

Maps : 


Fraternity-Sorority ^y 

Men's League 

Military ^^ 

Organizations • 



S'ongs and Cheers ^J| 


Student Government Association *" 

Class Officers ^^ 

Executive Council 

What to Bring: 

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Maryland, we're all behind you. 

Wave high the Black and 

For there is nothing half so 

As to see our team victorious. 

We've got the team, boys. 

We've got the steam, boys. 

So keep on fighting, don't 
give in! 

M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D (yell) 

Maryland will win! 


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.