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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 
Singings thy praise forever^ 
Throughout the land. 


'CC)iLEai .PARK. MD. 






Class of 1961 

University of Maryland 
College Parkf Maryland 

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^^^^/^^ FOREWORD 

Welcome Frosh ! Don your dinks and 
come forward into the world of cram- 
ming and exams, football games, fra- 
ternity parties, midnight oil, mystery 
meat— MARYLAND. You'll need to 
know countless things . . . Convocations 
— what ? . . . laundry — where ? . . . SGA, 
SLC, AWS, ML— who? . . . Diamond- 
back — when? . . . Dean's Slips — why? 
Hence, we give you the "M" Book, the 
Freshman bible. We have tried to an- 
swer within these pages all the ques- 
tions that puzzled us when, like you, we 
innocently wandered into our Freshman 
year. Doing this we have taken our 
mythical freshman couple, Tess and Tex 
Tudo on a whirlwind tour of their years 
at Maryland — from Orientation to Grad- 

uation — giving them the facts and fig- 
ures of college life. The emphasis is on 
the "how" "who" and "why" to "do it 
yourself." Take our advice to Tex and 
Tess seriously — don't hesitate to go to 
that club meeting, call the counseling 
center, see your dean — they are all wait- 
ing to help you but yours is the first 
move. So get moving ! Come along with 
Tess and Tex — Live, Learn, and have a 
wonderful time! 




Freshman Orientation! Just what does this 
mean to you as a new student at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland? 

Let us tell you. 

The friendships and the enjoyment which 
you will find at Maryland University will be 
unequaled by anything- you have ever done. 
During your first few days here, you will be 
faced with many problems. Helping you to 
solve these problems, to make friends quickly, 
and to become familiar with college life and 
the University is the purpose of Freshman 
Orientation Week. 

It is the testimony of many old students 
from all colleges and universities that this is 
the most important week of the year so far 
as the new students are concerned. With this 
new program that the Freshman Orientation 
Board has prepared this year, it should be of 
added value. 

The following are the Freshman Customs as 
established^ by the Freshman Orientation 
Board : 

I. All first semester freshmen shall be re- 
quired to participate in freshman customs 
with the following exceptions: 

A. All freshmen of 21 years of age or 

B. All veterans. 

C. All married students. 

D. Proof of the above must be presented 
to the Customs Committee before ex- 
cuse from customs is allowed. 

II. Dress Customs 

A. Black and gold dinks must be worn by 
all freshmen at the times land places 
listed below: 

1. 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday 
through Friday except holidays de- 
termined by the Freshman Orienta- 
tion Board Customs Committee. 

2. At all home football games. 

3. Outside of all buildings. 

a. Men will remove dinks when in- 
side buildings. 

B. 8" X 5" name cards must be worn by 
all freshmen at the times and places 
listed below. 

1. 7:00 A.M. through 6:00 P.M., Mon- 
day through Friday, except holidays 


determined by the Customs Com- 

2. At all home football games. 

3. Inside and outside all buildings. 

4. The card must have the name in 
l^Ai" letters (to be legible at ten 
feet). Hometown and curriculum 
also must be shown. 

C. No high school athletic letters shall be 
worn at any time. 

III. General Regulations 

A. Freshmen will be allowed to enter 
the armory to register ONLY if they 
are wearing a Freshman Dink and 
name card. 

B. Freshmen shall walk only on sidewalks 
and roads. Walking on any other area 
is prohibited except for ROTC events 
and intramural athletics. 

C. Freshmen must know the name and 
location of the given list of campus 

D. Freshmen must attend all home foot- 
ball g-ames and sit in the section as- 
signed to them. 

E. Freshmen must know the name and 
location of the school mascot. 

F. Freshmen must know the name of the 
Dean of Men and Dean of Women and 
the President of the University. 

G. Freshmen must know all of the songs 
and cheers listed in the M-Book. 

IV. Enforcement 

A. Ignorance of the aforementioned rules 
shall not be considered a valid excuse. 

B. The Freshman Customs Committee 
shall decide the date when customs are 
to be started and ended. 

C. It is understood that individual cus- 
toms may be lifted at any time by the 
Customs Committee. 

D. Power to interpret these rules is vested 
in the Freshman Orientation Bpard 


Customs Committee subject to the ap- 
proval of the Student Government As- 

E. All violations of customs must be re- 
ported to the Customs Committee in 
the form of a written and signed 

F. Only members of organizations desig- 
nated by the Customs Committee (hat 
men and hat women) shall enforce 
these rules. 

G. Male members of Section **F" above 
may enforce customs rules on fresh- 
men males only. Female members of 
Section "F" above may enforce cus- 
toms rules on freshmen females only. 

H. Freshmen shall not be expected to be 
subjected to hazing. Hazing is de- 
fined as any activity not specifically de- 
fined in these iiiles. Freshmen may 
report any hazing to the Freshman 
Orientation Board Customs Committee. 

I. The Freshman Orientation Board Cus- 
toms Committee shall be appointed by 
the Student Government Association 
for a period of one year. 


J. The Freshman Orientation Board Cus- 
toms Committee shall review violations 
of customs by individuals or groups 
and impose enforcement policies on 
those violators. 

During- Freshman Orientation Week and 
shortly thereafter, many colored hats will be 
seen around campus. If you look closely, you 
will see insignias on the front of the hats. 
"What's all this for?" you ask. This, too, is 
lanother portion of the program to better ori- 
entate the new student concerning the clubs 
and activities available at Maryland. 

Members of representative groups compris- 
ing a portion of the student activities at Mary- 
land have been chosen to wear these hats. Any 
question you might have concerning any or- 
ganization or any phase of college life can be 
answered by one of the "hat" people. 

Following is a list giving the hat insignia 
and the organization represented: 

ML — Men's League 

AWS — Associated Women's Students 

PUB — Publications 

APO — Alpha Phi Omega 


D — Diamond 

ALD — Alpha Lambda Delta 

MB — Mortar Board 

FES— Phi Eta Sigma 

I F C — In terfra ternity Council 

PHC — Panhellenic Council 

GSS — Gamma Sigma Sigma 

FOB — Daydodgers and Freshman Orien- 
tation Board 

(megaphone) — Cheerleaders 

BA:ND— Band 

WRA — Women's Recreation Association 

The Freshman Orientation Board urges each 
and every Freshman to participate in this 
Orientation Week's activities. Each of the 


events in the prog^ram have been designed to 
help you in some way. We know that you 
will find much enjoyment and gather much 
valuable information from your first and most 
important week at the University of Maryland. 











University Seal • 

Maryland's Great Seal, the oldest of the 
state seals, was sent to the province of Mary- 
land in 1648 by Lord Baltimore. More than 
300 years old, the seal is the only state seal 
of strictly heraldic character. 

The escutcheon bears the Calvert and Cross- 
lands arms quartered. The first and fourth 
quarters are the Calvert Arms. The second 
and third quarters are from the Crossland, 
Baltimore's maternal arms. An earl's coronet 
and full-faced helmet are surmounted on the 
quarterings. These indicate Lord Baltimore's 
rank in America. The Calvert crest rests on 
the helmet. 


The escutcheon is supported on one side by 
the figure of a farmer, and on the other by 
that of a fisherman — symbols of each of Lord 
Baltimore's estates, Maryland and Avalon. Be- 
low the figures is the scroll bearing the Calvert 
motto: "Fatti Maschii Parole Femine," which 
means "Manly Deeds: Womanly Words/' On 
the border encircling the seal is the legend: 
"University of Maryland . . . 1807 . . . 1865 
. . . 1920." 


During my first week of school one of the 
upperclassmen surprised me when he said that 
the University began way back in 1807. I 
found it hard to believe that one-hundred fifty 
freshman classes before me had felt the same 
bewilderment I was experiencing. 

The first freshman class at the University 
consisted of only med students in the Colleg'e 
of Medicine in Baltimore. The second college 
to be established was the School of Law. Next 
came the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing and 
Pharmacy in Baltimore. 

The Agricultural School was the first to be 
established at College Park, but soon the Col- 
lege Park branch of the University became 
larger than the original Baltimore branch. 


The Maryland Agricultural School was the 
first ag'ricultural college in the United States. 
It wasn't until 1920 that the Baltimore and 
College Park schools merged to form the Uni- 
versity of Maryland. 

You have probably heard that Maryland's 
enrollment is approximately 60,000. Well, don't 
start counting, because you'll find less than 
one-fifth that many at College Park. 

Maryland has students enrolled in almost 
every part of the world through the College 
of Special and Continuation Studies. Many 
students come to Maryland from the Uni- 
versity of Maryland at Munich and other 
European and Asiatic "Marylands." The Mun- 
ich students even publish their own paper, 
The Continental Collegiate; their yearbook is 
not just plain Terrapin, but Bavarian Terra- 


I don't like to seem sentimental, but I think 
one of the main things I will miss at Mary- 
land after I graduate is the chiming of the 
Chapel bells. Every hour on the hour the 
bells resound, ''Maryland, My Maryland," tell- 
ing us that it's lunch time, time for that date — 
or that we're late for class! 



School spirit is at its peak during football 
season. Pep rallies are only the beginning of 
a chain of exciting events. For Homecoming 
Weekend the dorms and sororities decorate 
their houses and lawns with massive terrapins 
and other figures. Just before the Homecom- 
ing game the fraternities parade an array of 
floats, some satirical, others serious. 

The Freshman-Sophomore Tug-of-War over 
Paint Branch Creek offers thrills and laughs 
for the two classes. 

Of course I must not omit my ancestor, 
"Testudo," the campus mascot. Testudo is a 
500-pound bronze replica of the state of Mary- 
land's Diamondback Terrapin, and he sits at 
the entrance to Byrd Stadium. 

You will meet practically your entire Fresh- 
man class at the traditional Freshman Mixer 
in Ritchie Coliseum. Dancing and the selec- 
tion of Mr. and Miss Typical Freshman makes 
the evening memorable. 

The campus humor magazine, the Old Line, 
has a great tradition behind its name. During 
the American Revolution General George 
Washington said of the Maryland defenders, 
"The Old Line will hold!" 

The most exciting tradition is "tray riding." 
With the first snow students flock to sleigh- 
ride down the hill to the mall on dining hall 
trays — a practice frowned upon by dining hall 


The Barber Shop Quartet contest takes us 
back to the music of the "Gay Nineties," but 
we are whisked from the late 1890's to the 
Old South with the opening- performance of 
the Kappa Alpha Minstrel Show, the oldest 
tradition on our campus. 

With the Spring months come even more 
traditions. The keen competition for first 
place in the Inter-Fraternity Sing and the 
anticipation before the winner is announced 
only adds to the enjoyment of the beautiful 
choral voices, while hilarious entertainment 
is added by the satirical skits presented by a 
few groups. 

Naturally, spring brings romantic traditions 
to Maryland. There is the Wishing Well at 
Rossborough Inn, where all wishes are guar- 
anteed to come true or your money refunded. 
And don't forget to visit the Kissing Tunnel. 
The tradition is that no boy may take his girl 
under the tunnel without kissing her — Wow! 

While football lifts school spirit high in the 
fall, elections drum up just as much spirit in 
the spring. The "Old Line" and "Free State" 
parties vie for student government and class 
offices, with electioneering and campaigns simi- 
lar to those of national elections. 

The tradition of May Day was started over 
20 years ago by our Dean of Women, Adele 
Stamp. The May Day festival is highlighted 
by the crowning of the May Queen and the 


tapping of outstanding junior women by Mor- 
tar Board. A pageant is then presented to 
entertain the Queen. 

I never realized what a fascinating game 
lacrosse is until I watched the annual la- 
crosse game between Maryland and Johns Hop- 
kins, our arch rival. 

Maryland traditions will not only follow 
us throughout our college life, but they will 
remain among our treasured memories years 
after graduation. 



Academic Regulations 

Everyone g-oes to college for a different rea- 
son. I'm sure if you took a* poll of your class 
you would find quite a variety of reasons. The 
main reason we all go to colleg-a is to get 
an education. To do this you must follow the 
academic regulations. 

One term you will hear as soon as you ar- 
rive on campus is "credit" or ''semester hour." 
A credit hour is the equivalent of a subject 
pursued one period a week for one semester. 
Two or three periods of laboratory or field 
work equal one lecture period. The normal 
student load is 15 to 19 credits. This can be 
changed only with permission from the Dean 
of your college. 

"Dean slips" is another term you will hear 
uttered many times. All students doing work 
below the C level after the first six weeks of 
school receive slips from the Dean. The Dean 
tries in an appropriate manner to aid the stu- 
dent to improve in the courses he is finding 

A two hour examination is held at the end 
of each semester for each course taken. Two or 
three hour exams are usually given during 
the semester depending on the instructor. If 
a student misses an exam and has a legal 
excuse, he will be allowed to take a make-up 
upon the payment of $1.00 to the cashier. 


Classes last 50 minutes and the chiming of 
the chapel bells signifies the hour and the 
beginning- of another class. 

Junior standing is what everyone strives 
for. To obtain it you must have an average 
grade of C or 2.0 in the courses you have 
taken and have completed 56 semester hours 
of academic work. A general C or 2.0 average 
is also required for graduation. This aver- 
age will be computed on the courses required 
for each individual's curriculum. The over-all 
average will be used as a basis for honors. 

Only one-fifth of the graduating class in 
each college receives honors for excellence in 
scholarship. The top half of this group re- 
ceives first honors and the lower half receives 
second honors. 60 semester hours or two years 
must be completed at the University to ob- 
tain these honors. 

In May of this year the Board of Regents 
passed la new set of regulations governing 
academic probation and dismissal. The new 
regs are presented here in short form. 

A student will be dismissed if he fails 50 
per cent or more of his academic work in a 
semester. An incomplete will not count against 
a student. 

All students must maintain at least a 1.5 
average for a year's work or he will be placed 
on academic probation. 


A student will also be placed on academic 
probation if he fails more than 35 per cent 
of his academic work in any one semester. 

Once a student is placed on academic pro- 
bation (or is re-instated after dismissal) he 
must make during- the probation semester an 
academic average of 1.75 (and must not fail 
more than 35 per cent of his work) or he will 
be dismissed. A special provision is made for 
the second-semester freshman. 

A student on a normal schedule is expected 
to make junior standing at the end of his 
fourth semester. If he fails to make junior 
standing at the fourth semester, he will be 
allowed one semester of grace. If he fails to 
make junior standing at the end of the fifth 
semester, he will be placed on academic pro- 
bation and if he does not make junior stand- 
ing at the end of the probation semester he 
will be dismissed. 


Basic ROTC, required health, and required 
physical education will not be included in com- 
puting averages for probation or dismissal. 
This means that a student may fail all of 
his ROTC credits and still not be placed on 

A course may be repeated only once. When 
a course is repeated, both the original grade 
and the new grade will be posted on the stu- 
dent's record and used in computing his aver- 
age for probation and dismissal only. 

A student will normally not be permitted 
to drop a course after the third week of 
classes. First-semester freshmen will be al- 
lowed up to eight weeks to drop a course. 

Students on trial admissions are permitted 
a maximum of four semesters in which to 
earn regular status. 

In changing colleges a student with unsatis- 
factory records will be placed under strict 
control (''intermediate registration") and must 
make himself eligible for the new college in 
one or, at the most, two semesters. 

Appeals may be made to the Petition Board 
if the circumstances warrant an appeal. 

These regulations will be put into effect in 
stages beginning with the summer session of 
1957. Students reinstated for summer school 
or the fall semester (1957) or thereafter will 
be placed under the new 1.75 probation rule. 





The first check to determine whether a stu- 
dent has made the minimum 1.5 average will 
be made during- the summer of 1958. 

Probation for students who do not make jun- 
ior standing on time will be first imposed at 
the end of the spring semester (1958). 

A student now on trial admission shall be 
given until the end of the spring semester 
(1958) to comply with the provisions of this 

Probationary and dismissal actions in ac- 
cordance with the other provisions of the new 
regulations will first be imposed at the end of 
the fall semester of the academic year 1957- 

The regulation governing dropping of courses 
will first apply at the beginning of the fall 
semester (1957). 

If a student has registered at Maryland for 
a course one or more times before June 9, 1957, 
then as far as these regulations are concerned, 
he will be charged with only one registration 
in the course up to June, 1957, and only the 
latest grade earned in the course will count. 
This means that he will have the chance to 
repeat the course one more time. The last 
grade before summer school in 1957 and all 
subsequent grades in the course will be counted 
in computing the over-all average. 


Activities Fee 

The activities fee, which is paid by all stu- 
dents, is for the following activities which are 
under the Student Government Association: 
Publications, Class Dues, University Theater, 
Dances, Intercollegiate Sporting Events, and 
other general S.G.A. expenses. 

During registration the student, in return 
for this fee, receives his activities book. Upon 
presentation of his I.D. card and the desig- 
nated ticket from this book he will be ad- 
mitted to all campus activities and will be 
able to obtain student publications. 



Perhaps the foremost question which passes 
through the minds of all new students is . . . 
"Where will I eat?" Those living "on the 
hill" are required to eat in the Dining Hall, 
and are issued Dining Hall cards at registra- 
tion. All other students must make their 
own arrangements. For Daydodgers, there is 
the cafeteria located on the lower level of the 
Dining Hall and the Terp Inn downstairs in 
the Student Union Building, There are sev- 
eral eating establishments in College Park of 
fair caliber and price range, and some 
Greek-letter houses take in boarders. Next 
to the Rossborough Inn on the boulevard is 
the University Dairy serving ice cream and 
other dairy products every day except Sunday. 

Books and Supplies 

Textbooks, school supplies, and class ma- 
terials as well as jewelry, stationery and nov- 
elty items are available at the Student Supply 
Store en the first floor of the Student Union. 
The Maryland Book Exchange, opposite the 
South Gate, also handles books and supplies 
for all student needs. The APO Book Store 
will be located on the first floor of the Jour- 
nalism Building, and will be selling used books 
on a non-profit basis. Since lines are long 
after classes begin, it is recommended that 


students buy required books during registra- 


The Campus Post Office, which is located in 
the basement of the Student Union Building, 
receives, dispatches, and delivers U.S. Mail in- 
cluding parcel post packages. Postage stamps 
may also be purchased here. But for all other 
postal services the student must go to the U.S. 
Post Office in College Park. You will be as- 
signed a Post Office Box, also located in the 
Student Union basement, which you will share 
with one or more people. The Campus Post 
Office provides a medium through which the 
administration and campus organizations may 
communication with you : therefore, please 
check your boxes daily, if possible. 

Campus phones can be used for campus calls 
before 4 p.m. Pay station telephones are avail- 
able in the doiTn, Administration Building, Li- 
brary, Student tlnion, and Dairy. The Stu- 
dent Directory includes campus and local phone 
numbers of all students as well as all Admin- 
istration extensions. 

Telegrams may be sent from the telephone 
exchange in the east end of the Education 
Building. Incoming telegrams are phoned or 
delivered to the residences. 



All undergraduate students may receive dis- 
pensary service and medical advice at the In- 
firmary during office hours, established by the 
physician in charge. A registered nurse is on 
duty at all hours in the Infirmary for your 
care. Therefore, please report illnesses during 
doctors office hours unless the case is an 
emergency. If you are living in one of the 
fraternity or sorority houses, dorms, or "off 
campus" houses and are too ill to go to the 
Infirmary, notify your housemother, proctor, 
or householder who in turn will notify the 


The University does not provide laundry 
service; each student is responsible for his 
or her own laundry. There are several reliable 
laundry concerns in College Park, or if a stu- 
dent prefers he may take his laundry home. 
Students may, if they wish, do their own 
laundry, not including bed linen, in the laun- 
dry room in each dormitory. 

Lost and Found 

Finders keepers doesn't quite hold true at 
the University of Maryland. Each student is 
asked to turn in any found articles to the 


Through the North Gate 


Campus Police Headquarters, located at the 
station house at the North Gate or the Dean 
of nearest department. 

Traffic and Parking 

Campus Traffic is governed by the regula- 
tions set forth by the Campus Police Force, 
assisted in enforcement of these rules by mem- 
bers of the State Police Force. Cars on 
campus are restricted to designated parking 
areas, and students will be penalized if found 
abusing or violating these privileges. The 
parking lot spaces are allotted when you have 
your car registered. 

Traffic tickets are paid on the second floor 
of the Service Building and anyone wanting 
to appeal their ticket may appear before the 
Traffic Appeals Board. 


Students are kept informed of campus ac- 
tivities through the student paper, the Dia- 
mondback, which is published four times a 
week and is distributed from stands in all the 
major buildings. The Old Line, Maryland's 
humor magazine, is delivered to the dorms, 
fraternity and sorority houses, and most of 
the buildings on campus. Distribution of the 
yearbook. Terrapin, will be announced in May 
and all students must present their I.D. cards 
in order to receive one. 



M^"'» orKWmiMt.. 

Who's the man who runs the whole show?- 
Dr. Wilson H. Elkins. 

Dr. Elkins, a Phi Beta Kappa and thrc 
letter man, was born in Medina, Texas, i 
1908. He attended the University of Tex£ 
where he received B.A. and M.A. degrees. I 
1933 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship 1 
Oxford University, where he attained Bachelc 
of Literature and Doctor of Philosophy degree 
in 1936. In 1938 he became president of Sa 
Angelo Junior College and in 1949 he went 1 
Texas Western to hold the same position. H 
was inaugurated as president of the Universit 
of Maryland on October 29, 1954. 


The President's Office 

As president of the University, Dr. Elkins 
has many jobs and many bosses. He is direct- 
ly responsible to the Governor of the state 
and to the Board of Regents. He must con- 
trol money in the millions, students in the 
tens-of-thousands, and faculty and staff in the 
tens-of -hundreds. 

Some of the top men around Dr. Elkins are: 
Albin 0. Kuhn, Assistant to the President, 
who handles many of the details that pass 
through the president's office; Alvin Cormeny, 
Special Assistant to the President, who is in 
charge of development and endowment pro- 
grams for student welfare and special educa- 
tional projects. 

As the Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Lee R. 
Hornbake coordinates academic programs and 
procedures for the University; Edgar F. Long, 
Dean of Students, oversees remedial work for 
all students on academic trial, and Norma 
Azlein, Registrar, takes care of grade records 
and processes and signs all diplomas. 

Approving all new students and organizing 
registration procedures is the Director of Ad- 
missions, G. Watson Algire; Ronald Bamford 
is Dean of the Graduate School. 

Robert J. McCartney is in charge of Uni- 
versity publications and publicity. His title is 
University Relations Director. Student Health 


Services Director Harry A. Bishop super- 
vises the infirmary and oversees health con- 
trol measures in campus residences. 

The above is only a partial list of the people 
who assist Dr. Elkins. One thing to keep in 
mind is that, by appointment, you can see Dr. 
Elkins at any time. He and his staff are here 
to help you on your way through college. 

Board of Regents 

Charles P. McCormick, Chairmaru....^ 1957* 

Edward F. Holter, Vice-Chairman -.... 1959 

B. Herbert Brown, Secretai^ _ 1960 

Harry H. Nuttle, Treasurer. 1957 

Louis L. Kaplan, Asst. Secetary 1961 

Edmund S. Burke, Asst. Treasurer. 1959 

William P. Cole, Jr 1958 

Enos S. Stockbridge -.... - 1960 

C. Ewing Tuttle 1962 

Thomas B. Symons ....- 1963 

Thomas Pangborn „ 1965 

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


Adele Stamp — Dean of Women 

At Dean Stamp's office all campus social 
functions are registered and all women's hous- 
ing approved. 

Associate Dean M. Margaret Jameson super- 
vises women's residences. Job placement and 
counseling are Assistant Dean Marian John- 
son's responsibilities. Julia Billings serves as 
adviser to SGA. AWS, and the Campus Ju- 
dicial Board, while Eileen McCormick handles 
registration of all social engagements and 
serves as adviser to the Panhellenic Council. 

Dean Stamp, or any of the assistant deans, 
can be reached at any time of day or night. 
DON'T HESITATE to ask their help if you 
have a problem. 


Geary Eppley — Dean of Men 

Dean of Men Geary Eppley, who also doubles 
as director of student welfare, ranks among 
the campus' hardest men to reach on the phone 
He's always at a committee meeting some- 

Handling most of the residence problems 
is Associate Dean Bob James, who also ad- 
vises the Interfraternity Council. Assistani 
Dean Doyle Royal supervises traffic appeals 
ID cards and advises Freshman Orientation 
Fred DeMarr is concerned with student organi- 
zation management and Chapel functions, and 
Lewis M. Knebel directs the University's 
Placement Service. 


Dr. Lee Hornbake 

Dean of the Faculty 

Dr. Ronald Bamford Dr. J. Freeman Pyle 

Dean of the Graduate College of Business & 

School Public Administration 


Dr. Frederick Mavis 
College of Engineering 

Dr. Leon P. Smith 

College of Arts & 


Dr. Ray Ehrensberger 

College of Special & 
Continuation Studies 


Dr. Gordon Cairns Dr. Vernon Anderson 
College of Agriculture College of Education 

Acting Dean 

Florance King 

College of Home 


Dr. Lester Fraley 

College of Physical 



Student Life Committee 

Although Maryland students have many 
powers and privileges of self-government, none 
of these is absolute. Any decision made by 
the SGA Executive Council is subject to ap- 
proval by the Faculty Committee on Student 
Life, or the SLC as you will often see it 

This committee makes recommendations to 
the SGA which the student group considers 
but is under no obligation to accept. In addi- 
tion to functioning as a link between the stu- 
dent body and the Administration and advis- 
ing the Student Government Association, the 
duty of approving every club, honorary, or 
Greek letter organization to be established on 
the campus falls to the Student Life Commit- 

Student Life, which could aptly be described 
as the "watchdog of student affairs" maintains 
constant surveillance on student activities, ad-' 
vises their affairs, and suggests improvement 
for unsatisfactory conditions which may de- 
velop. The committee also manages University 
social affairs and sanctions various traditional 
week-ends, dances and convocations. 

Appointed by the President of the Uni- 
versity, the committee is composed of nine 
members of the faculty, five representatives 
of the Administration, and three students. 


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student Government Association 

As a student it is vitally important that 
you understand and participate in the Uni- 
versity's organization for student self-govern- 
ment. The Student Government Association, 
which encompasses governing" bodies such as 
Class Governments, the Men's League and 
Associated Women Students, is headed by a 
policy making 17-member executive council 
whose job it is to coordinate subordinate or- 
ganizations and appropriate student funds. 

Sitting on this council, in addition to the 
administrative officers, the President, Vice- 
President, Secretary and Treasurer, are rep- 
resentatives of various special interest groups, 
such as the Class Presidents, and the Presi- 
dent of AWS and Men's League. An Inde- 
pendent Men's and an Independent Women's 
Representative, a Fraternity Representative 
and a Sorority Representative also vote on 
the council for their portion of the Student 
body. Three Delegates-at-Large are elected 
to the Council to voice the opinion of the Stu- 
dent body as a unit. 

In addition to deciding student policy, and 
appropriating funds from the Student Activi- 
ties fees to various student groups, the SGA 
Council appoints committees to supervise stu- 
dent activities such as Homecoming, Elections, 
and Cultural programs. Committees are also 
appointed to conduct investigations of particu- 


lar situations or implement decisions of the 

The SGA Executive Council meets each 
Tuesday evening in the Student Union Build- 
ing. All regular meetings are open and it is 
considered a good idea for you to drop by 
once in a while, especially if you are inter- 
ested in promoting the interests of student 

Any questions, suggestions, or complaints 
will be taken care of in an informal manner 
by one of the council officers on duty in the 
SGA office also located in the Student Union 
Building. Should you have a problem for the 
entire council to discuss you are perfectly 
free to attend any meeting and bring it up 
yourself, however, any action in the form of 
a motion must originate on tha council. A 
motion is very easily arranged by just drop- 
ping by the office and explaining your idea to 
a Council member. 


If you're interested in working on one of 
the SGA's countless committees (and they 
hope you are) the SGA office is the place to 
submit your application. Application blanks 
are available in that office and sometimes in 
the Dean of Women's or Dean of Men's 


Although applications may be made at al- 
most any time throughout the year certain 
deadlines are almost always imposed. Re- 
minder that applications are being accepted 
for a particular committee and notification 
of the deadline usually appear in the Diamond- 
hack for several weeks before the committee 
is finally selected. 

SGA committees under the constitution are 
Ways and Means, headed by the SGA Treas- 
urer; Elections, headed by the Men's League 
President; Organization and Procedure, chair- 
manned by the Vice-President; and special 
committees like Student Welfare, Social Af- 
fairs, Campus Improvement, Student Activi- 
ties, Constitution, Campus Chest, Freshman 
Orientation, Homecoming, Dad's Day, Student 
Union, Culture, Public Relations, Traffic Ap- 
peals, Job Placement, and Who's Who. The 
SGA prexy appoints chairmen for the special 
committees with the approval of the Council. 

Class activity chairmanships are appointed 
by the respective class executive councils, 
however, the method of application is gener- 
ally the same. Homecoming and Dad's Day 
are two major Fall projects which will re- 
cruit workers shortly after classes begin. 

Sub-committee chairmanships and commit- 
tee members in most instances are chosen by 
the chairman of the activity. 


Executive Council 

The members of this years executive coun- 
cil are: 

President _ Howard Miller 

Vice-President Vernon Briggs 

Secretary Nancy Stevens 

Treasurer „ Barry Wiseman 

Fraternity Representative Bob Brown 

Sorority Representative Mary Pat Cobey 

Independent Men's Rep „ Bob Bailey 

Independent Women's Rep - Pearl Gold 

Delegate-at-Large - Carole Bowie 

Delegate-at-Large Charles Kugel 

Delegate-at-Large _ Lee Ross 

President of Men's League „ John Dorsey 

President of AWS „ » - Alice Love 

President, Senior Class _ Bill Johnstone 

President, Junior Class - Al Miller 

President, Sophomore Class Bob Payne 

President, Freshman Class To Be Elected 


Student Government AssociPiTioN 


Freshmen Elections 

Frosh politicians will get their chance for 
glory early in October when the SGA Elec- 
tions Board calls Open Season on the offices of : 






AWS Representative 

Men's League Representative 

Any freshman may be nominated for office 
by securing the signatures of 50 of his class- 
mates on a petition for office, and presenting 
this list of backers to the Elections Board be- 
fore the announced deadline. 

In the event more than two candidates an- 
nounce their intention to run for a single 
office primary elections are held to narrow the 


Campaigning, both pre-primary and pre- 
election is strictly up to the individual as 
long as he abides by the Election Rules which 
will be made public by the Elections Board. 
As a rule, anything short of sound-trucks dur- 
ing class hours or painting on the streets goes. 
Violations of the rules are reported to the 
Elections Board and punitive action is taken 
which may even mean disqualification of a 

Actual voting for class afficers usually takes 
place on a Wednesday after one or two weeks 
of hectic electioneering. Only Freshmen are 
allowed to vote and identification in the form 
of an ID card must be presented. 


AWS, this year under the leadership of 
Alice Love, is the official campus governing 
body for women students. Along with its 
other activities this group formulates and 
administers the standards of conduct and 
campus rules and is responsible for maintain- 
ing personal and group standards of behavior. 

AWS also sponsors various social activi- 
ties for individual dorms or the entire campus, 
awards a scholarship cup, and assists the 
Women's Recreational Association with their 
intramural program. 


Campus-dwellers and Daydodgers alike are 
automatically members of AWS by virtue 
of their enrollment in the University. Any 
questions or suggestions pertaining to AWS 
activities or problems of a woman-to-woman 
nature may be taken up with members of the 
AWS executive council who are on duty in 
the AWS office in the Student Union Build- 
ing. Applications for membership on AWS 
committees may also be obtained and sub- 
mitted in this office. 

An Executive Council, made up of the Presi- 
dent, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer 
coordinates the activities of AWS subdivisions: 
the Residence Council, composed of dormitory 
and sorority house presidents; the DoiTnitory 
Council which is concerned with the prob- 
lems of dormitory government and Executive 
Council policies affecting women's doi*mitor- 
ies; the Judicial Board, governing board for 
campus women's regulations; and the Aca- 
demic Board, responsible for encouraging high 
standards and stimulating intellectual activity. 

Men's League 

As a male student at the University you 
are automatically considered a member of the 
Men's League, the men's counterpart of AWS. 
The Men's League serves to assist the Dean 
of Men in administering University rules and 
regulations, and assisting the dorm manager 


in enforcing the code of conduct for the men's 
dorms. Under their new Constitution, if you 
violate a dorm rule you are subject to punish- 
ment by the Men's League Court. 

The Leagrue works with the Dean of Men 
in planning dormitory improvements and addi- 
tions which will make your stay at the Uni- 
versity more comfortable. Each year the 
Council awards a bronze cup to the outstand- 
ing male graduate based on character, achieve- 
ment, and service to the University. 

There are two divisions of the League — the 
Executive Council and the Dormitory Council. 

The Executive Council is composed of the 
league's officers and elected representatives of 
each class, Alpha Phi Omega, Interfraternity 
Council, and Independent Students' Associa- 

The Dormitory Council serves as a discipli- 
nary board for offenders in the dormitory and 
works to encourage dormitory activity through 
the proctors. 

The proctors are students who maintain 
order and discipline in the dormitories and 
serve as advisors and counsellors to the stu- 
dents. They are responsible for enforcing 
quiet hours, seeing that rooms are kept clean, 
and that health standards are maintained. 



On the. next few pages you will find listed 
the honoraries that have chapters here at 
Maryland. In general, membership in an hon- 
orary is gained by maintaining a high scholas- 
tic standing and an active interest in the field 
or fields covered by the honorary. 

To become a member of an honorary you 
must first be recognized by its members as an 
outstanding student. If you meet the quali- 
fications of the honorary you will be "tapped" 
for membership. The tapping may be formal, 
as in the case of ODK's Calvert Cotillion, or it 
may take place at one of the group's regular 

Membership in an honorary is something 
any student can be proud of for it shows that 
he has done more than iust attend the Uni- 
versity. Each new member is given a key 
which is worn on a key chain or a bracelet. 


Mortar Board 

Honor Society for Women 

Founded at Swarthmore College, 1918 
Established at the University of Maryland, 1934 

President „.... Johanna Martin 

Vice-President _ Nancy Stevens 

Secretary Elsa Carlson 

Treasurer _ Patricia Duvall 

Faculty Advisor Dean Julia Billings 

To be tapped for this honorary is one of the 
highest honors that a senior woman may re- 
ceive. Selection is on the basis of leadership, 
service and scholarship. Mortar Board taps 
second semester junior women at the annual 
May Day Pageant. 

Other undergraduate members include: 

Joan Adams 
Carole Bowie 
Margaret Gates 
Pearl Gold 
Alice Love 
Jean Mace 
Janet Shipley 
Elizabeth Spangler 


Omicron Delta Kappa 

Honorary Leadership Fraternity 

Founded at Washington and Lee University, 

Established at University of Maryland, 1927 

Presideiit -.... John Allen 

Vice-President Howard Miller 

Secretary - John Dorsey 

Treasurer _ Dean James Reid 

Faculty Advisor Prof. Russell Allen 

Membership in ODK is the highest award for 
men on campus. This fraternity bases its se- 
lection on service, fellowship and adherence 
to democratic ideals in campus life. Tappees 
are also selected for their outstanding leader- 
ship in the fields of drama, scholarship, pub- 
lications, athletics, social activities and re- 

Other undergraduate members are: 

Howie Dare 
Benjamin Dorman 
Terrell Holliday 
Richard Horn 
Perry Moore 
Richard Watt 
George Weinkam 



Beta Alpha Psi (Honorary Accounting 

Beta Alpha Psi was established at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1936 for the purpose of 
bringing together outstanding accounting stu- 
dents. A 3.5 average in all accounting courses, 
an overall 3.0 average and Junior standing 
are the prerequisites for prospective members. 
Nile Webb may be contacted for additional in- 


Alpha Zeta (Honorary Agriculture Fra- 

Established at the University of Maryland 
in 1920, this fraternity selects students of good 
character and leadership qualities. To qualify 
a student must be in the upper two-fifths of 
his class and have completed one and one half 
years of school. Additional information will 
be supplied by James Hannan. 


Sigma Alpha Omicron (Professional 
Bacteriology Society) 

Sigma Alpha Omicron, established at the 
University of Maryland in 1925, has as its 


requirements for membership an overall 2.5 
average, Junior standing or better and at least 
12 credits in bacteriology. Dr. Norman Laffer 
will supply further infoiTnation. 


Beta Gamma Sigma (Honorary Business 

Beta Gamma Sigma was established in 1940 
at thei University of Maryland, and is today 
the only scholastic honorary in the field of 
business recognized by the American Associa- 
tion of Collegiate Schools of Business. It seeks 
to encourage scholarship in the field of busi- 
ness. For additional information contact Dr. 
Howard W. Wright. 

Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business 

Delta Sigma Pi was established at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1950 for male students 
in BPA. Those studejits having an average 
higher or equal to the overall men's average 
are qualified for acceptance by this fraternity. 
William Gulden may be contacted if addi- 
tional information is desired. 

Phi Chi Theta (Professional Business 

Established at the University of Maryland 
in 1955, this fraternity is for women students 


in the College of Business and Public Admin- 
istration who maintain an average of 2.2. In- 
terested persons may contact Pat Duvall. 


National Collegiate Players (Honorary 
Dramatic Society) 

National Collegiate Players was established 
at the University of Maryland in 1947. Its 
members are Juniors and Seniors who have 
made outstanding contributions to the Univer- 
sity Theatre and have been active in its play 
production. Interested persons should contact 
Prof. Warren L. Straussbaugh. 


Phi Delta Kappa (Educational Fraternity 
for Men) 

The Beta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Kap- 
pa was established at the University of Mary- 
land in 1942 for graduates and undergradu- 
ates of Junior level who are preparing for 
careers in the field of education. Dr. Warren 
S. Blake will provide any additional informa- 


Electrical Engineering Honor Society 

This society was established in 1956 on this 


campus to fulfill the one year existence re- 
quirement needed to petition Eta Kappa Nu, 
National Electrical Engineering Honor Socie- 
ty. Interested persons may contact Mr. Eric 

Pi Tau Sigma (Honorary Mechanical 
Engineering Society) 

The Tau Mu Chapter of Pi Tau Sigma was 
established at the University of Maryland in 
1956. It is the first engineering departmental 
honorary fraternity at Maryland. Scholastic 
standing, faculty rating, and the standing 
members opinions are the qualifications for 
prospective members. Allan M. Thomas will 
provide interested persons with additional in- 

Tau Beta Pi (Honorary Engineering Fra- 

Established at the University of Maryland 
in 1942, Tau Beta Pi requires its members to 
maintain an academic standing in the upper 
fifth of the Senior or upper eighth of the 
Junior class. Further information may be ob- 
tained from Terrell Holliday. 

Alpha Chi Sigma (Professional Chemical 

In 1927, Alpha Chi Sigma was established 
at the University of Maryland for students 
majoring in Chemistry or Chemical Engineer- 


ing- who maintain an overall grade point avei*- 
age of 2.5 or better. Fred Witmer will supply 
additional information. 


Pi Alpha Xi (Honorary Floriculture Fra- 
Pi Alpha Xi was established at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1950, to bring- together 
those students interested in horticulture. An 
overall grade point averag-e of 2.5 and a 3.0 
average in horticulture subjects are required 
for membership. Wayne Milstead will pro- 
vide additional information. 


Phi Alpha Theta (Honorary History 
In 1948 the Beta Omega Chapter of Phi 
Alpha Theta was established at the University 
of Maryland to bring closer together those his- 
tory honor students who maintain an academic 
average of 2.7 and a 3.0 in eighteen hours of 
history of which six must be advanced credits. 
Interested persons contact Robert J. Henault. 

Home Economics 

Omicron Nu (Honorary Home 
Economics Society) 
Omicron Nu was established at the IJniver- 


sity of Maryland in 1937 to focus recognition 
on Junior and Senior students who have main- 
tained high scholastic standing. The local 
chapter pays honor to the Freshman Home 
Economics student attaining the highest aver- 
age in her first semester. Shirley Cochran 
should be contacted by interested persons. 

Industrial Education 

Iota Lambda Sigma (Professional 
Industrial Education Fraternity) 

Iota Lambda Sigma was established on this 
campus in 1927 to promote recognition of pro- 
fessional training in industrial education. An 
Industrial Education Scholarship of $250 is 
presented annually to a worthy Freshman who 
plans to enter the teaching profession. Inter- 
ested students should contact Dr. William F. 


Pi Delta Epsilon (Honorary Journalism 

In 1930, Pi Delta Epsilon was established at 
the University of Maryland to honor Juniors 
and Seniors who have accomplished outstand- 
ing publication work and who have held a 
major editorial position for at least one year. 
Dave Halliday may be contacted for additional 


Sigma Delta Chi (Professional Journalism 

Sigma Delta Chi was established at the 
University of Maryland in 1956, to bring to- 
gether those male students who have chosen 
journalism as their profession. Interested 
students should contact Dave Heinly. 


Pi Mu Epsilon (Honorary Mathematics 

In 1956 Pi Mu Epsilon was established at 
the University of Maryland to honor those 
students in the mathematics field who have 
accomplished outstanding work. Dagmar 
Renate Henney may be contacted for further 


Kappa Kappa Psi (Honorary Band 

Established at the University of Maryland 
in 1955, Kappa Kappa Psi has as its purpose 
to promote the existence and welfare of college 
bands and to honor the outstanding men of the 
band. A 2.0 overall average and one semester's 
participation in a college band are prerequi- 
sites for membership. Prospective members 
should contact Roland Swanson. 


Tau Beta Sigma (Honorary Band 

Tau Betta Sigma was established at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in 1956 to recognize the 
women members of the University Band. 
Those women who have actively participated 
in thei band and maintain an overall 2.0 
average are eligible for membership. Patricia 
Metz will supply additional information. 

Physical Education 

Phi Alpha Epsilon (Honorary 
Physical Education Society) 

Established at the University of Maryland 
in 1953, Phi Alpha Epsilon brings together 
Physical Education, Health, Physical Therapy, 
and Recreation majors. Requirements for this 
organization are a 2.7 overall average and a 
3.0 average in major subjects. Mr. Perry 
Moore may be contacted for further infor- 


Sigma Pi Sigma (Honorary Physics 

In 1948, Sigma Pi Sigma was established at 
the University of Maryland to bring together 
those students with a common interest in 
Physics who maintain a better than average 
scholastic status. For further information 


interested students should contact Jack P. 

Political Science 

Pi Sigma Alpha (Honorary Political 
Science Fraternity) 

Pi SigTna Alpha was established on this 
campus in 1938 to form a relationship among 
those students interested in Government and 
Politics. Membership is attained by showing 
interest and accomplishing outstanding 
achievements in the department of Govern- 
ment and Politics. Dr. W. V. Hohenstein will 
provide further information to interested stu- 


Psi Chi (Honorary Psychology Society) 

In 1956, Psi Chi was established at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland to honor those students 
in the Psychology field who are in the upper 
fourth of their class and maintain a 3.0 aver- 
age in their Psychology courses. Interested 
Psych majors should contact Mr. Forrest W. 
Fryer. > 


Sigma Tau Epsilon (Honorary 
Recreational Society) 
Sigma Tau Epsilon was established at the 


University of Maryland in 1940. Students 
accomplishing outstanding work in some field 
of women's recreation or who have been in 
the Women's Recreational Association and 
maintain an overall 2.5 average are eligible 
for membership. Marilyn Goetz will provide 
further infoiTnation. 


Alpha Lambda Delta (Honorary 
Freshman Women's Society) 

Alpha Lambda Delta was established at the 
University of Maryland for women freshmen 
who attain a 3.5 average or above during their 
first semester or as a cumulative average dur- 
ing their Freshman Year. Qualified students 
should contact Constance Cornell. 

Phi Eta Sigma (Honorary Freshman 
Men's Fraternity) 

In 1940 Phi Eta Sigma was established at 
the University of Maryland to bring together 
and give recognition to those freshmen men 
attaining a first year 3.5 overall or first semes- 
ter grade point average. John W. Dorsey may 
be contacted for additional information. 

Phi Kappa Phi (Honorary Senior 
Scholastic Society) 

In 1920 Phi Kappa Phi was established at 
the University of Maryland for the purpose 
of honoring Seniors who are in the upper ten 


percent of their class. To maintain democracy 
and unity of education are the purposes of this 
honorary. Dr. Chateiain will provide further 
information to interested students. 


Alpha Kappa Delta (Honorary Sociology 

Alpha Kappa Delta was established at the 
University of Maryland in 1946. Upperclass- 
men maintaining an overall average of 3.0 and 
who have eighteen hours of Sociology to their 
credit are eligible for membership. Graduate 
students who have a 3.5 average are also 
eligible. Those interested students may con- 
tact James Carroll Simms. 


Diamond (Honorary Sorority Society) 

Selection to Diamond is based on the out- 
standing service and leadership of sorority 
women within their respective groups. Junior 
standing and a 2.3 average are the require- 
ments. Jean Mace may be contacted for addi- 
tional information. 

Speech and Hearing 

Sigma Alpha Eta (Professional Speech 
and Hearing Science Honorary 
In 1953 Sigma Alpha Eta was established 


at the University of Maryland to honor those 
outstanding students in the speech and hearing 
therapy field. Key membership is bestowed 
upon those speech pathology students who have 
served as an associate member for one semes- 
ter while maintaining a 3.0 average in Speech 
and an overall 2.5 average. Associate mem- 
bership is open to those interested in speech 
and hearing therapy. Evelyn Taylor may be 
contacted for further information. 



Accounting Club 

All students interested in accounting" are 
invited to join this organization which meets 
with Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary account- 
ing society. The Wednesday night meetings 
feature prominent accounting speakers and 
a social hour. Dr. Howard Wright will provide 
additional information. 

Agricultural Economics Club 

Those interested in keeping up with the cur- 
rent problems of the agriculture economy of 
the U. S. and the World are invited to attend 
monthly Tuesday night meetings which feature 
prominent agricultural speakers. Dr. Paul 
Poffenberger may be contacted for further 

Agricultural Student Council 

The council works to coordinate activities 
between various agricultural clubs. It is 
composed of elected members from each club. 
The Agricultural Student Loan Fund and 
square dances are sponsored by the council. 
Those interested should contact Dr. Paul 

Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity 

Students interested in rendering service to 
the campus, state, and country are invited to 


Join this organization. The APO book ex- 
change and the Ugly Man on campus contest 
are sponsored by APO for the campus chest. 
Mr. George W. Fogg should be contacted by 
interested parties. 

American Institute of 
Chemical Engineering 

This student affiliate of the national AIChE 
advances the professional development of 
Chemical Engineering students. Guest speak- 
ers and technical movies are featured at the 
Tuesday night bi-monthly meetings. The 
organization stresses fellowship among engi- 
neering majors. Dr. W. A. Pennington will 
provide additional information. 

American Institute of 
Electrical Engineers and 
Institute of Radio Engineers 

This club is open to all Electrical Engineer- 
ing students. The monthly Wednesday night 
meetings feature guest speakers and group 
discussions. The club publishes the Student 
Quarterly available to all engineering students. 
Prof. Lawrence Hodgins will provide addi- 
tional information to prospective members. 


American Society of Civil Engineers 

Persons joining; this club automatically ac- 
quire membership in the national Society of 
Civil Engineers upon their graduation. The 
monthly meetings feature speakers, discus- 
sions, and movies. Social events include the 
Slide Rule Shuffle, and the annual Civil Engi- 
neers picnic. For membership application see 
Prof. Cournyn. 

American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers 

Membership in this club develops the pro- 
fessional attitude, pride, and association 
needed by the competent mechanical engineer- 
ing student in his major field. The monthly 
Wednesday night meetings, held in room J-207, 
feature speakers and films. An annual banquet 
is held. Prof. A. B. Eyler will provide further 


Members of this club meet every Tuesday 
evening in the Preinkert Field house to develop 
an interest and skill in synchronized swim- 
ming. An annual Spring show is presented 
for the enjoyment of the student body. Those 
interested contact Miss Florence Clapham. 



Art Club 

Membership in this club is open to all fine 
arts students who are interested in getting 
together with like-interest students. The meet- 
ings are held in the Art Department. In- 
terested parties should contact Kay Simmons. 

The Calvert Debate Society 

Students interested in gaining debating ex- 
perience and developing debating techniques 
are invited to join this club. The club partici- 
pates in home and away debating. The 
Wednesday night bi-monthly meetings feature 
experienced debaters as guest speakers. In- 
terested students should contact Mr. Thomas 

Chinese Students Club 

All students interested in gaining a better 
understanding of Chinese culture and promot- 
ing closer relations with Chinese students are 
invited to join this club. The club meets one 
Thursday a month and sponsors a Chinese 
opera and a fashion show. Robert Ching will 
supply additional information. 

Collegiate 4-H Club 

Former 4-H club members and all interested 
students are invited to join this club which 
sponsors guest speakers at its meetings, an 


annual square dance, picnics, and parties. 
Meetings will be announced in the Diamond- 
back. Prof. Merle Howes should be contacted 
by interested students. 

Daydodgers Club 

This club is for daydodger students inter- 
ested in sharing rides and solving- commuter 
problems. Movies and mixers are sponsored 
by this club. The weekly meetings are held in 
the Student Union. Prospective members 
should contact Mr. Doyle Royal. 

Driver Training Club 

Students interested in participating in a 
driver education and safety program are in- 
vited to join this club. The weekly meetings 
feature actual driver training lessons and 
lectures by noted safety authorities. Dr. 
George Weigand should be contacted by stu- 
dents interested in joining this club. 

French Club 

Students having an interest or knowledge of 
French are invited to join this club. A French 
dinner and annual Christmas party are spon- 
sored by the club. Meetings feature lectures 
and discussions. Interested students contact 
M. Maurice Plasse. 



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The Future Farmers of America 

The FFA is primarily for students training 
to be vocational agriculture teachers. A ser- 
vice award is presented to the member render- 
ing the greatest ser\dce to the FFA and an- 
other award to the student whose grade point 
average is best improved. Prof. Palmer Hop- 
kins \\ill provide further information. 

Gamma Gamma Sigma Service Sorority 

Gamma Gamma Sigma is a national ser- 
vice sorority open to those interested in render- 
ing service to their school and community. The 
members of the club offer service to any organ- 
ization that needs help. Interested persons 
should contact Mrs. Kathryn Lowes. 

The Government and Politics Club 

The Government and Politics club meets bi- 
monthly in the Student Union. Panel dis- 
cussions, forums, and guest speakers highlight 
the Monday night meetings. To further their 
knowledge the members cooperate with related 
clubs on current governmental problems. 
Joseph Meadow should be contacted for addi- 
tional information. 

Home Economics Club 

All interested students are invited to join 
this organization which holds joint meetings 


with the International and Future Farmers 
of America Clubs, Speakers from department 
and service centers are guests at the monthly 
Thursday afternoon meetings. Miss Nancy 
Mearig will give additional information. 

The Industrial Education Association 

The bi-monthly Thursday meetings of the 
lEA are open to students enrolled in Indus- 
trial Education. While on their annual Road 
Show, the club recruits industrial arts' teachers 
from schools. A Christmas party and a Spring 
picnic fill the social bill. Carl Gohr will pro- 
vide further information. 

Institute of Aeronautical Science 

The student branch of the National I.A.S. 
features talks by practicing Aero-Engineers 
at Wednesday night meetings. Student mem- 
bers compete with nearby engineering schools 
in the writing of technical papers. The organ- 
ization holds an annual banquet. George P. 
Siallee will provide additional information. 

Institute of Food Technology 

This junior chapter of the National I.F.T. 
takes field trips to cafeterias and restaurants 
to learn food handling. Prominent speakers 
lecture at bi-weekly meetings held in the 
Horticulture building. The annual banquet is 


held in Baltimore. Dr. Robert C. Wylie should 
be contacted for additional information. 

The International Club 

Speakers, movies, and panel discussions are 
utilized by the International Club to foster 
better foreign and American student relations. 
The weekly meetings are held in the Student 
Union. An International Fiesta is presented 
each year. Prof. Furman Bridgers will pro- 
vide additional information. 

The International Relations Cllub 

Students interested in gaining a better un- 
derstanding of current international problems 
are invited to join this organization. Guest 
lectures and panel discussions fill part of the 
bi-monthly Wednesday night meetings. Those 
interested may contact Dr. Horace Harrison 
for further information. 

The Judo Club 

Developing- skill and the promotion of judo 
as a sport and self defense is the purpose of 
this organization which participates in judo 
contests with other similar organizations. 
Practice is every Monday, Wednesday, and 
Friday in the Cole field house. Prospective 
members see Dr. George Weigand. 


The Louisa Parsons Nursing Club 

The purpose of this club is to establish bet- 
ter appreciation of professional nursing^. The 
club meets every other Thursday in room 309 
of the Journalism Building-. Campus and com- 
munity philanthropic projects are undertaken 
by the club. Dean Marg-aret Hayes will pro- 
vide additional information. 

Marketing Association 

This association is an laiRliate of the Amer- 
ican Marketing Association. Its purpose is to 
bring marketing methods and practices of 
leading marketing organizations to the asso- 
ciation members. Interested students attend 
the bi-monthly meetings or contact Dr. J. 
Allan Cook. 

Maryland Flying Association 

Meeting all CAA requirements and utilizing 
three planes, this coed club offers all the op- 
portunity to learn to fly and earn a pilot's 
license. Meetings are held every other Tues- 
day in the Student Union. Capt. Hugh An- 
drews will provide additional information. 

Mr. & Mrs. Club 

This club offers married students on cam- 
pus an opportunity to socialize. Card parties, 
picnics, and weekends in the mountains help 


to fill the bill. At Christmas time, the club 
contributes to needy families. Bill Scrivner 
may be contacted for further information. 

National Music Educators Conference 

A chance to become acquainted with the 
leaders in music and provisions for profes- 
sional musical development are offered by the 
NMEC. Attendance at the All-State Chorus, 
Band and Orchestra and Music sectional meet- 
ings contribute to members education. Con- 
tact Mrs. Mary Kemble. 

Propellor Club 

This Merchant Marine Club, a student af- 
filiate of the national organization of trans- 
portation men, visits ocean and other trans- 
portation areas. Guest speakers from trucking 
companies, air lines, and government agencies 
present talks at the meetings. Anyone in- 
terested, contact Dr. R. L. Dawson. 

Radio and Television Guild 

An opportunity for both technical and dra- 
matic experience is offered by this club. Visits 
to radio and TV stations and guest speakers 
add to the experience of the club members. 
The Wednesday night meetings are held in 
Woods Hall. Mr. Raymond Bedwell will pro- 
vide additional information. 






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Riding Club 

For students interested in horsemanship, this 
club provides movies about horseback riding 
and an annual horseshow. The social side of 
the club is highlighted by picnics, beach 
parties, and weekend riding trips. Dr. John 
Foster will offer any additional information 

Rossborough Club 

This is a service organization that provides 
dances for the student body. The annual 
Christmas dance and the crowning of the 
Rossborough Queen climax the year's activ- 
ities. Meetings are held every Wednesday 
night in the Student Union. Dean Doyle Royal 
will answer any additional questions. 

Skin Diving Club 

Students with interests in skin diving are 
invited to join this club which promotes safe 
enjoyment of the sport. Winter activities in- 
clude speelunking — cave exploration. Films 
and equipment demonstrations are presented 
at weekly meetings. Donald Kupfer may be 
contacted for further information. 

Sociology Club 

Students interested in sociological problems 
are invited to attend the bi-monthly meetings 


held in Woods Hall, The club's program in- 
cludes movies, prominent speakers, a Christ- 
mas tea, panel discussions and a Spring Pic- 
nic. Further information will be provided by 
Dr. Peter Lejins. 

The Spanish Club 

Better understanding of our Spanish speak- 
ing neighbors and an opportunity to practice 
their language is the purpose of this club. 
Embassy speakers, Spanish movies, and an 
annual Spring Spanish dinner help fill the 
club's program. Dr. Gracie Nemes will gladly 
provide additional information. 

Student Unit of the American Red Cross 

Open to all students this club sponsors 
campus Red Cross projects such as the Fall 
and Spring Blood drives. Off campus activities 
include a scheduled entertainment program at 
Walter Reed Army and Bethesda Naval Hos- 
pitals for servicemen. All interested see Dean 
Julia Billings. 

Terrapin Ski Club 

During the colder winter months, the club 
visits the ski resorts of northern areas. The 
Thursday night meetings feature color ski 
movies and guest speakers. During the warm- 


er months the club participates in water ski- 
ing. Prospective members see Dean Doyle 
Royal for information. 

Terrapin Trail Club 

This club offers interested students an op- 
portunity to participate in overnight hiking 
and camping trips. National parks and the 
Appalachian trail are frequently visited by 
this coed organization. The bi-monthly Thurs- 
day night meetings are held in the Student 
Union Building. Consult the Diamondback for 
additional information. 

Veterans Club 

The purpose of this club is to maintain con- 
tact between the vet and the V.A. Included 
in the social program are sports, several dances 
and a beach party. Bi-monthly Wednesday 
night meetings are held in the Student Union. 
Interested persons see Bill Hoff. 

Veterinary Science Club 

Students interested in veterinary medicine 
are invited to join this organization which 
fosters information and education in the field 
of veterinaiy science. Interested students 
should attend the monthly Thursday night 
meetings in the Student Union or contact 
Dr. James R, Speery. 


Women's Professional Club 

Connected with the College of Physical Edu- 
cation, this club aids P.E. majors in the work 
of their future profession. A college play day, 
a high school play day and a Parent's night 
are sponsored by the club. Dr. Dorothy Mohr 
will provide further information. 

Young Democrats of the 
University of Maryland 

All interested citizens are invited to this 
club which has national and state affiliations. 
Members participate in primary elections and 
attend political forums. Political speakers 
render oration on the monthly Wednesday 
night meetings. Prospective members see Dr. 
Verne Chatelain. 

Young Republicans of the 
University of Maryland 

Representing all collegiate Young Republi- 
can Clubs at the inauguration last year was 
one of the major projects of the Young Re- 
publicans. Having national and state affilia- 
tions, this organization meets monthly in the 
Student Union. 



Religious Clubs are an integral part of the 
social activity of campus life. The clubs, most 
of which meet Wednesday nights, are for stu- 
dents and offer a variety of activities. Solely 
responsible for them are the students who have 
made their respective religious organizations 
an important part of their campus life while 
at Miaryland. 

Each religion represented on campus has 
an office in the chapel. Many of the faiths have 
chaplains and advisors on campus every day. 
Guidance from these counselors can be easily 
arranged by just dropping in to see the re- 
ligious counselor who suits you. 

Student Religious Council 

The Student Religious Council is the inter- 
faith group on campus. The group serves to 
co-ordinate the activities of the various re- 
ligious groups. The council is composed of rep- 
resentatives from each of the clubs. 

The Council's president, John Allen, presides 
over weekly meetings in the chapel. The pri- 
mary purpose of the council is to stress the 
importance of religion in the college student's 

As its main project, the Council sponsors 
Fireside chats. Two of these informal talks 
by a minister, priest, or rabbi are held during 


the school year. Each dorm, sorority, and fra- 
ternity is lassi-sted by the council in selecting 
a speaker and in obtaining; him. In fact, Char- 
lie Peterson, vice-president of the council, has 
been working on the fireside chat program 
for the fall all summer. It has been a wel- 
comed event in the past by all students. These 
chats lead to an understanding of your class- 
mates' religion. 

Baptist Student Union 

The Baptist students can enjoy a year-round 
program. The Baptist Student Union not only 
has a fall and spring program, but also sum- 
mer activities. A pre-school retreat is spon- 
sored by the club two weeks before school 
opens. In fact, if you are a Baptist you prob- 
ably have already received a letter from the 
club explaining the summer program. 

Conventions are held throughout the year 
for Baptist college students in the area schools, 
east coast colleges, and even on an inter- 
national basis. The group has regular weekly 
meetings on Wednesday night in the Chapel 
at 7:30. If you are interested in learning 
more of the many activities of the club, call 
Carol Savage or Tom King, program director. 
Both members live on campus. Tom may be 
reached at Allegany Hall. 


Advisor — Mr. Howard Rees 

7006 West Park Drive 
Lewisdale, Md. 

Church — University Baptist Chapel 
Horticulture Auditorium 

Canterbury Association 

The Canterbury Club features ^est speak- 
ers each week at their regular Wednesday 
nig-ht meeting at St. Andrew's Parish House. 
Canterbury offers two retreats a year and 
gives an annual Christmas party for the 
children of the Episcopal Home. 

Chaplain — Rev. Edward Burdick 
St. Andrew's Rectory 
College Park, Md. 

Church — St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 
College Avenue 
College Park, Md. 

Christian Science Organization 

The Christian Science Club is a non-social 
club meeting regularly on Thursday evenings 
for testimonials and Bible studies. Their meet- 
ings correspond to regular Wednesday evening 
meetings held in Christian Science Churches 
in accordance with the plan provided in the 





Manual of the Mother Church of Boston. Stu- 
dents interested in joining should contact Mar- 
garet Price at the AGD house. Margaret is 
the vice-president. 

Hillel Foundation 

Hillel Foundation of B'nai B'rith gives to 
Jewish students an appreciation of their re- 
ligious and cultural heritage through a well 
planned program. Among the many activi- 
ties sponsored by the club are a Skit Night 
in the winter and a carnival in the fall. In 
both these activities most of the club mem- 
bers have an opportunity to participate. 

If you are interested in joining this group 
you may call Dave Gordon at Montgomery B 
or Evelyn Laupheimen at Somerset Hall. 
Either of these members would be happy to 
discuss the religious and social aspects of the 

Advisor — Rabbi Meyer Greenberg 
4602 Calvert Road 
College Park, Md. 
Church — Hillel Foundation 
7505 Yale Avenue 
College Park, Md. 

Islamic Foundation 

Membership in this organization is not lim- 
ited to Moslems and is open to all students who 


are interested in the culture of eastern coun- 
tries. The ultimate aim of the club is to ac- 
quire a broader understanding of American 
culture and to help those interested in under- 
standing the Moslem world. 

Ray Fakhoury can answer any of the ques- 
tions you have to ask about the club. He can 
be reached by phoning UN 4-9752. 

Lutheran Student Association 

The Lutheran Club not only has its regular 
Wednesday night meeting at 7:30 but the or- 
ganization also has a supper club on Sunday 
evenings at 5:30. The worship-supper club is 
held at St. Andrew's Parish House. Speakers 
highlight the regular meetings, and socials are 
held on Friday nights. Retreats are also an 
important part of the program. 

The climax of the year is a regional meeting 
at Buckhill Falls in Eastern Pennsylvania. 
Colleges from Harvard to Maryland attend 
this retreat in the mountains. Robert Seiler, 
club president, can be reached at Montgom- 
ery G for further information. 

Advisor — Rev. Otto Reimherr 
4806 Cherokee Street 
College Park, Md. 

Church — Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church 
Guilford Drive and Knox Road 
College Park, Md. 


Maryland Christian Fellowship 

Religion, with no particular faith empha- 
sized, is the main theme of the Maryland 
Christian Fellowship. This non-denominational 
group is part of the National Inter-Varsity 
Christian Fellowship. The club strives to learn 
and practice time religious principles. Weekly 
informal meetings are held in the Chapel on 
Tuesday nights. Bob Bonder, Montgomery G, 
or Jean Gardner, WA 7-5530, will answer any 
of the questions you may have to ask. Miss 
Gardner is the vice-president of the organi- 

Advisoi^ — Mr. Charlton Meyer 

1634 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. 
Hyattsville, Md. 

Church — Memorial Chapel 

Newman Club 

The Newman Club offers a wide scope of ac- 
tivities to the Catholic student. Religious, edu- 
cational, and social activities color the pro- 
gram. Mass is offered in the Chapel once 
daily and twice on Sundays. The chaplain. 
Father William C. Tepe, is on hand every 
day at his office in the Chapel. Father Tepe 
instructs several religious classes on a college 
level. Such courses as History of the Church 
and the Bible are offered. 


Socially, the Newman Club has many activi- 
ties. The biggest, the annual Sno-Ball dance, 
is held in January. Look for their table when 
leaving registration. They will be glad to tell 
you of their program. Meetings are held 
Wednesdays at 7:30 in the Student Union 

Advisor — Father William C. Tepe 
5706 Sargent Road 
Hyattsville, Md. 

Church — Memorial Chapel 

Wesley Foundation 

Discussions of current religious issues and 
other interesting programs are featured at the 
regular weekly meeting of the Wesley Founda- 
tion. On Sundays, a supper meeting is held 
followed by Bible study. The club holds re- 
treats in the fall and spring. For further in- 
formation, you may call John Clossom, the 
president, or Dorothy Morgan, the vice-presi- 

Advisor — Reverend Richard Vieth 
500 42nd Street 
Hyattsville, Md. 

Church — University Methodist Church 
University Lane 
College Park, Md. 


Westminster Foundation 

The Westminister Foundation is a Chris- 
tian fellowship, open to all and giving all a 
chance to discuss the meaning; of Christianity 
in campus and everyday life problems. 

The regular meeting nights are Wednes- 
days at 7:30 in the Student Union Building. 
Bible discussion groups are scheduled to fit 
the needs of the students with regular ones 
being scheduled for 10:30 Sunday mornings 
in the Chapel. 

Worship services are also held each Sunday 
at 11:30 in the Chapel. If you wish to know 
more about the club, please call either Jerry 
Loper, the president, or Mary Ann Pritchett. 
Jerry rooms in North Baltimore Hall and Miss 
Pritchett in Queen Anne's. 

Advisor — Rev. Jesse Myers 
5001 56th Place 
Hyattsville, Md. 

Church — Memorial Church 



Committee on Student Publications and 

The Faculty Senate Committee on Student 
Publications and Communications provides 
faculty-student cooperation in regard to all 
publications and communications and their 
particular problems. Operating with an equal 
student-faculty membership, the committee 
consists of 13 members: six students, six 
faculty, and a chairman who votes only in 
the event of a tie. 

Dr. John H, Frederick, head of the Business 
Organizations Department will preside as 
chiairman of the committee for the third con- 
secutive year. Student members include the 
editors of the Diamondback, Tenapin and Old 
Line, WMUC's station director, one student 
from the professional schools in Baltimore, 
and the SGA president or his representative. 
The six faculty members include five repre- 
sentatives from the College Park campus and 
one from the Baltimore professional schools. 

During the latter part of the spring semes- 
ter, the committee interviews and appoints 
the editor, managing editor, and business 
manager for the four publications for the 
following year. All students in a publications 
editorial position must have a scholastic over- 
all average of 2.0, and a minimum 2.0 average 
in the semester of their appointment. 


At its regular monthly meetings last year 
the committee tackled such matters of policy 
as the role of a faculty advisor to a publica- 
tion, revisions in the publications' style and 
content, and a code of operations for the 
radio station. 


Editor - David Heinly 

Executive Editor Dinah Brown 

Business Manager ....» Frank Ratka 

The Diamondback is the newspaper for 
Maryland's student body. Edited, written, and 
financed by students, this tabloid affords many 
opportunities for would-be reporters, feature 
writers, artists, photographers, and those with 
a business mind, to gain experience in the 
field of newspaper production. 

Reporting and interpreting campus news 
four days a week is the job of the all-student 
staff. Openings for interested undergraduates 
are available in all departments. 

As a guide to campus life the Diamondback 
has all the features of a metropolitan news- 
paper. News bulletins, sport pages, columns, 
feature stories, editorials, and comic strips 
represent only a fraction of the material 
printed in your Diamondback. 

Distribution points are conveniently located 
throughout the campus. 


Old Line 

Editor Margaret Gates 

Managing Editor Tina Fragale 

Business Manager Roger Mitchell 

Published six times during the school year, 
the Old Line magazine presents the best in 
campus creative writing and college humor, 
as well as features on off-beat personalities 
and activities. 

The Old Line office is housed on the second 
floor of the Journalism Building and the pub- 
lication's $5500 budget is financed by the Stu- 
dent Government Association. 

Membership on the staff is open to all stu- 
dents in both the editorial and the business 
departments of Old Line. Contributions are 
always welcomed. 


Editor » John Allen 

Managing Editor - Phyllis Turner 

Business Manager George Weinkam 

Maryland's social, academic, athletic, re- 
ligious, and political life is recapitulated as 
a pictorial review of the year's activities in 
the student yearbook, the Terrapin. 

Issued in May, the yearbook requires a year 
of diligent work. Last year's 380 page year- 


book was the largest and most expensive — 
over $38,000 — in Maryland history. Color sec- 
tions have highlighted the last two editions 
of the Terrcupin. 

Traditionally, the first copy of the annual 
is presented to the May Queen as a part of 
the May Day ceremonies. The yearbook is 
distributed to the student body from the 
Journalism Building later in the month. 

Staff membership is open to all students. 
Those interested in positions as feature writ- 
ers, photographers, business assistants, typ- 
ists, and copy readers, should apply to the 


Co-editors Carole Bowie, John Allen 

Managing Editor Patricia Duvall 

Business Manager Joseph Carr 

M Book, the freshman handbook, is published 
every summer for incoming freshmen and is 
distributed during registration. 

As a handbook for neophyte Maryland 
scholars, the M Book is a useful reference pub- 
lication, containing as much information about 
the University as it is possible to put together 
in one small handy volume. 

The editor, managing editor, and business 
manager are appointed by the Publications 


Board in the spring. The remainder of the 
staff is appointed by the editor from applica- 
tions submitted by interested individuals. 

Financed by the Student Government As- 
sociation, the M Book is provided to new fresh- 
men free of charge. Students interested in 
purchasing a copy may do so at the Student 
Book Store in the Student Union. 


Station Director Tom Willoughby 

Program Director - Jack Bowden 

Business Director Patrick Gates 

Direictor of Public Relations — 

George Darlington 

WMUC, the radio voice of the University of 
Maryland, offers all students interested in 
radio a chance to announce, write scripts, and 
engage in the engineering, business and re- 
search aspects of the field. 

In the fall of 1955, WMUC joined forces 
with WAMU, the campus radio station at 
American University, to form the Capitol Net- 
work of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting 
Company. As a member station of IBC, 
WMUC presents all phases of radio work to 
interested students. Besides broadcasting all 
campus events, WMUC is the recipient of 
programs from other colleges within the 
Capitol Network. 


Operating' on a T-dayna-week schedule the 
radio station features an all-day show on 
Saturday entitled "Metronome." Live remotes 
during" the year include the Interf raternity 
Sing, Harmony Hall, Handel's "Messiah," and 
Campus election returns. 

Pi Delta Epsilon Banquet 

Pi Delta Epsilon, the National Journalism 
Honorary, highlights the end of each year 
with the Publications Banquet. The banquet, 
which is open to everyone, follows the initia- 
tion ceremonies for the spring Pi Delt tappees. 

Immediately following the banquet is the 
annual presentation of awards and keys, 
giving recognition to the outstanding students 
in the various publications for the year. The 
Editors of the respective publications recog- 
nize the members of their staffs who have 
rendered outstanding service during the year. 
At this time, each Editor also introduces his 

The E. A. Coblentz Memorial Cup, given to 
the freshman who has done outstanding work 
during his first year in publications, is pre- 
sented in honor of a former Diamondback 
business manager killed in Korea. 

The senior who has contributed the most to 
publications during his four years is awarded 
the William H. Hottel award by Sigma Delta 


Chi, which honors a former publications ad- 

National Pi Delta Epsilon medals of merit 
are awarded to the outstanding man and 
woman in journalism at the University. 

Entertainment for the banquet is provided 
by skits produced by the staff of each publica- 
tion. Sometimes outside entertainment is in- 
vited to perform for the affair. Usually well- 
known speakers from the professional pub- 
lications world are present to speak for the 




College and books have been synonymous 
since the very beginning of time, but we soon 
found out that it's impossible to stare at a 
written page Monday through Sunday and not 
take time out for a little fun. Why, without 
parties and that long awaited Saturday night 
date, there would be no color in your week. 
But naturally these fun fests and movie dates 
will become "old stuff" to you and you will 
no doubt find yourself, as we did, scanning 
the Diamojidback for news of something dif- 
ferent to add to your list of things to see 
and do. Actually you'll have little trouble, as 
many campus organizations, as well as out- 
side entertainers, give of their talents in the 
course of the year. 

Probably the first questions that you will 
have will be where, when, and how much. To 
be perfectly honest, they were our first ones, 

One very big must to start your college 
career off with a bang is to secure your tickets 
to the National Symphony concerts sponsored 
by the Student Government. Past years have 
brought such notables as Sir Thomas Beecham, 
Eddie Condon's Jazz Group in jazz vs. classics 
contest, Duke Ellington, Earl Wilde, and Sey- 
mour Lipkin. 

Four times during the year, usually twice 
in the fall semester and twice again in the 
spring semester, Ritchie Coliseum is trans- 


formed into a concert hall. All four concerts 
fall on Thursday which we found breaks up 
the week nicely. But we've left out the best 
part. As a student you get all four tickets 
for only three dollars and all you have to do 
to obtain them is walk in Albrecht's or the 
Record Center in College Park, or the Student 
Union. Don't overlook these concerts; you'll 
really enjoy them. 

As the fall progresses you'll find that Ritchie 
Coliseum is the scene of many shows you'll 
not want to miss. Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity's 
Harmony Hall features Barber Shop quartets 
singing in competition. This you'll find free 
and on a week night, making it almost a neces- 

After you've been on campus for about two 
hours, you will undoubtedly have heard the 
phrase UT ten or more times. 

Maryland's University Theater productions 
are probably the most popular of all shows 
on campus. A variety of productions from 
musicals to Shakespeare are specialties of this 
group. Each play has a week's run, enabling 
just about everyone to see it. 

Reserved seats are obtained by merely going 
to the UT box office in the basement of Skinner 
Building and exchanging a ticket from your 
activity book for another ticket. We've seen 
such standouts as "Hamlet," ''Gentlemen Pre- 
fer Blondes." "Volpone," and "The Crucible." 


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The next things you should definitely look 
into are the fall and spring straight musical 
productions. We like band music and you must 
admit, or at least you will, that Maryland's 
Big Red and White Band is certainly one of 
the very best. 

If you are the least bit musically minded 
you'll enjoy the concerts given by the band 
and appreciate the work that they put into 
them. Once again Ritchie Coliseum is the 
scene and again the admittance is free. 

The longer you're here you'll see more and 
more that we're a rather musical campus. 
Choral works take the spotlight, particularly 
at Christmas and Easter when the Chapel 
Choir gives the appropriate portion of Han- 
del's ^'Messiah" for the holidays. These per- 
formances usually take place in Memorial 
Chapel on the Sunday before classes adjourn. 
Other programs by this group have included 
"St. Mathew's Passion" by Bach and the 
"Creation" by Haydn. 

Along the same line are the Men's Glee 
Club and Women's Chorus productions. The 
annual "Ceremony of Carols" by the Women's 
Chorus, following the AWS Christmas pageant, 
adds a seasonal glow to the campus. 

Naturally, the men also hold a place of 
esteem as a vocal group. The University's 
■Men's Glee Club offers its voices in harmony 
both in the fall and spring. 


Tickets are not necessary for any of these 
concerts, as all are free. Most are held in 
the Chapel, but we found it's always good 
to check the Diamondback to be sure. 

Now if you're intellectually minded or show 
an interest in world affairs, you'll definitely 
want to attend some of the Coffee Hours spon- 
sored by the Associated Women Students held 
in the Student Union on Tuesday or Thurs- 
day afternoons. Discussions led by faculty 
members include world, national, and local 
topics which are of particular interest to col- 
lege students. We really enjoyed the ones 
pertaining to the national elections. Make a 
note to be in the Student Union and drop in 
on one of these groups. 

Of all of the events held during the year 
you will find that there is one to which every- 
one is urging you to go. This is the Convoca- 
tion or Convocations, depending on how many 
speakers are available. Classes are called 
and masses of students swarm to the Armory. 

Last year's speakers included Dr. Wilson 
Elkins, president of the University; and later, 
on Maryland Day, Senator William Fulbright 
from Arkansas. The Student Government Cul- 
tural Committee, who plans the Symphony 
Concerts and arranges for all speakers, is 
attempting to contact some prominent speak- 
ers for this year. When a convocation is an- 
nounced, be sure to join us at the Armory. 
The time will be well spent. 


Every January there comes to campus a 
minstrel show that is not to be missed by 
anyone. This annual event, presented by Kappa 
Alpha Fraternity, is one of the highlights of 
the school year. The Central Auditorium is 
usually sold out every night the week the 
show is running. Just as with a UT produc- 
tion, the tickets are sold at the box office, 
but this time there is a fee of one dollar. 
Believe us, this show is worth it. 

During the year, the art department spon- 
sors several exhibits both in the Arts and 
Sciences Building and in the Student Union. 
You will probably be astonished when you 
see the talent that some Maryland students 
possess. These exhibits usually run through 
one week. 

If you're athletically inclined, you'll defi- 
nitely enjoy the famous Gymkana Troup 
shows. They're always held in the spring 
semester just when that lag before Easter 
break begins to show. William P. Cole Field 
House was last year's setting for the show 
and ticket books are always the admission. 

Along the same line is the Aqualiners' Water 
Show held in the men's pool in the field house 
about the same time of year. Tickets for this 
show are available at the door. You'll not 
want to miss either of these shows as they 
provide a really enjoyable bit of entertain- 


But with all of these things to do and see, 
we still haven't told you everything. Just to 
mention la few more that we think you 
shouldn't miss, there are the Interfraternity 
Sing, sponsored by Delta Delta Delta sorority, 
and the University Orchestra Concerts. 

So you see, we never lack for good enter- 
tainment. Of course, it's a little impossible 
to do everything, but we strongly suggest that 
you not miss too many — you'll enjoy yourself. 




The AFROTC Program 

Because the University of Maryland is a 
Federal "Land-Grant" institution, ROTC train- 
ing- is required for all male students for two 
years. As a prerequisite toward graduation 
from the University all male students must 
complete these two years of basic military 
training- unless they are veterans of the armed 
services. Special provisions are made for those 
not physically qualified. 

The Air Force ROTC program is divided 
into two parts. The freshman and sophomore 
years are devoted to the Basic Course. The 
Advanced Course is offered in the Junior and 
Senior years. 

In addition to drill every Tuesday and Thurs- 
day morning, cadets have two hours of instruc- 
tion in classrooms every week. Basic ROTC, 
or the first two years, affords opportunity for 
many cadets to participate in flights in Air 
Force aircraft. Some flights are made to vari- 
ous Air Force bases throughout the country. 

The advanced course is offered on a volun- 
tary basis. To qualify for the third and fourth 
year program, cadets are screened by a govern- 
ing board. This course is primarily concerned 
with imparting- knowledge and mental skills 
that will increase an officer's opportunities for 
greater success in the Air Force. Those men 
who choose to fulfill their military obligations 
through the Advanced Program, and a sub- 


sequent commission, are granted a draft de- 

Upon completion of the fourth year of the 
AFROTC training program, the student will 
become a second lieutenant in the U. S. Air 
Force Reserve. 

Instructors in the Air Science Department 
are well qualified Air Force officers specially 
selected by the USAF for this assignment. 
Each officer has attended an Academic In- 
structors course at the Air Force's Air Uni- 
versity to prepare for this iob. The Air Science 
curriculum that these officers teach was de- 
signed by a committee of top flight college edu- 
cators and senior Air Force Officers. 

Commanding Marvland's AFROTC unit is 
Colonel Robert E. Kendig, Professor of Air 
Science. Over 40 regular Air Force personnel, 
who teach and keep detailed records on each 
cadet, compose Col. Kendig's staff. 

Maryland is one of 10 American universi- 
ties which has chosen to expand their AFROTC 
program to the fairer sex. The new women's 
reserve training program now has four ca- 
dettes in its ranks. 

Scabbard and Blade 

President ....» Richard Watt 

Treasurer ...._ John Eichler 

Faculty Advisor — 

Capt. Samuel Hammerman 


Scabbard and Blade is a national honorary 
fraternity for all the military forces. As the 
highest military honorary on the campus, 
Scabbard and Blade selects men who possess 
outstanding- qualities in scholarship, leader- 
ship, efficiency, loyalty, and fellowship. 

Eligibility requirements are a 2.5 overall 
average and a 3.0 average in Air Science. 
Members are tapped annually at the Military 

Since its inception here in 1922 the purpose 
of the group has been to expand and improve 
activities of the military at the College Park 

The society is best known for its annual 
wreath-laying ceremonies at the tomb of the 
Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cem- 
etery. Each year during the Military Day 
award ceremonies the^ Coblentz Memorial Cup 
is given by Scabbard and Blade to the best 
drilled squadron within the Corps of Cadets. 

Arnold Air Society 

Cortirtiander Richard Reid 

Executive Officer _ _ William Nesbitt 

Operations Officer Howard Turner 

Comptroller »....„ „ David Band 

Information Services Officer — 

Richard Johnston 


The Arnold Air Society is an honorary mili- 
tary society whose membership is limited to 
advanced AFROTC cadets who have demon- 
strated exceptional character, leadership abil- 
ity, high scholastic standing', and an interest 
in furthering the AFROTC program. 

It is the organization's purpose to develop 
leadership in future Air Force Officers and 
to enhance relations between faculty officers, 
student officers, and AFROTC cadets. 

Activities for the year include co-sponsoring 
the annual Military Ball with the Angel Flight 
and awarding the advanced cadet who has con- 
tributed most to the advancement of AFROTC 
a special commendation. 

As a member of the 166 unit National Arn- 
old Air Society the members of the Maryland 
company wear blue and gold aiguillettes. 

Pershing Rifles 

Covipany ComTnander - Ronald Ellis 

Executive Officer - Richard Morgan 

Trick DHll Officer John Rippingale 

Adjutant Richard Eastlack 

Public Information Officer — 

Charles Knight 

First Sergeant „ Richard Tillman 

Faculty Advisor Capt. George Ford 

The National Society of Pershing Rifles is 
the foremost honorary military fraternity for 


basic cadets in the United States. Founded in 
1894 by the late General of the Armies, John 
J. Pershing, Pershing Rifles is now established 
at 130 colleges and universities. 

Peirshing Rifles is open to any Freshman or 
Sophomore basic cadet who shows the desired 
qualities of leadership and interest. 

The organization is dedicated to encourage, 
preserve, and develop the highest ideals of 
military proficiency, to instill military disci- 
pline and a high sense of honor, and to de- 
velop cadet officers to instruct and train the 
Corps of Cadets. 

Maryland's Pershing Rifles unit is made up 
of a Color Guard, trick drill team, and a pre- 
cision marching unit. As the most militarily 
excellent group on the campus the PR's give 
precision and trick rifle drill demonstrations, 
engage in local, state, and national competi- 
tions, supply the official University Color 
Guard, serve as honor guard at university 
ceremonies, and provide escorts for the Home- 
coming Queen and her court, and the May 

Distinguished by their blue and white aiguil- 
lettes, blue scarves, white belts and gloves, 
Pershing Rifles members drill during the regu- 
larly scheduled drill periods on Tuesday and 


Vandenberg Guard 

Commmiding Office}' is selected at the be- 
ginning of the fall semester. 
Faculty Advisor „ Maj. David Ambrose 

Vandenberg Guard is a precision sabre drill 
unit composed of volunteer basic cadets. Mem- 
bers drill a maximum of four hours weekly to 
achieve a desired goal. Equipped with sabres, 
the organization perfonns at Military Day and 
other military functions. 

Originated at the University of Maryland 
in 1955, the Vandenberg Guard was granted 
a signed charter by Mrs. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, 
widow of the late General Vandenberg. 

Angel Flight 

Commander „ Carol Isaacson 

Vice-President Sani Stack 

Secretary Norma Berger 

Faculty Advisor. First Lt. Mary Messinger 

The Angel Flight is a group of coeds elected 
by the members of each AFROTC squadron 
and the Pershing Rifles company to represent 
them in all AFROTC functions. It is the 
Angel Flight's purpose to boost the esprit de 
corps, serve as hostesses for visiting dignitar- 
ies, co-sponsor the Military Ball in conjunction 
with the Arnold Air Society, and help the 
cadets and Air Science department in any 


The "Angels" can be identified at military 
functions by their blue and gold caps and 


Faculty Advisor , Capt. Peter Hamel 

The Air Force Reserve Officers' Training 
Corps Band is composed of AFROTC cadets 
and is open to all freshman and sophomore 
cadets who play a musical instrument. Wear- 
ing red and white aiguillettes the band pro- 
vides music for military drills, parades, and 
formations such as Military Day. 

The band's uniforms and instruments are 
furnished by the Federal Government. 



Panhellenic Council 

Panhellenic Council President — 

Marg-aret Gates 

Panhellenic Council Rush Chairman — 

Nancy Peckham 

Panhellenic Council is the advisory and gov- 
erning body for the 16 national sororities at 
the University of Maryland. Panhel strives 
to promote close inter-sorority relations and to 
maintain high scholastic and social standards. 
The Council formulates and enforces rules gov- 
erning rushing, pledging, and initiation. 

Sorority rushing begins on September 29. 
Rushees \\dll be conducted to Open House Teas 
at all sorority houses, followed by invitational 
parties in the two weeks following. After 
pledging, the new pledges will be further ori- 
ented into the sorority system. When they 
have met the requirements of the sorority and 
the University, they may be initiated. 

Panhellenic Council sponsors the annual 
Pledge Dance, given every Fall in honor of the 
pledges; the Panhel Car Wash in the Spring, 
for Campus Chest; and an Easter Egg roll 
for orphans. Soon after pledging- in the Fall, 
Panhel sponsors a weekend camping trip to 
acquaint the new pledges with the campus 
and its opportunities and activities. 



Founded at DePauw University, 1885 

Gamma Theta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1948 

President Barbara Watt 

4603 Calvert Road UNion 4-9893 


Founded at Wesleyan Female CoU&ge, 1851 

Beta Phi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1940 

President Barbara Bechtoldt 

4603 College Avenue WArfield 7-9864 


Founded at Bema/rd College, 1909 

Alpha Mu Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1943 

President - Janet Greenberg 

11 Fraternity Row WArfield 7-9701 


Founded at Syracuse University, 1904 

Alpha Nu Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1947 

President ^.... Peggy Price 

Campus UNion 4-9806 



Founded at Bernard College, 1897 

Pi Alpha Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1924 

President Margaret Gates 

4517 College Avenue WArfield 7-9871 


Founded at Lombard College, 1893 

Beta Eta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1934 

President _ Maxine Boyer 

4517 Knox Road WArfield 7-9721 


Founded at Boston University, 1888 

Alpha Pi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1934 

President Mary Pat Cobey 

4604 College Avenue WArfield 7-9795 


Founded at Lewis School, 1873 

Beta Sigrma Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1945 

President Bettie Stephens 

4502 College Avenue WArfield 7-9844 


GAMMA PHI BETA "Gamma Phi** 

Founded at Syracuse University, 1847 

Beta Beta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1940 

President - — ....- Beverly Silar 

9 Fraternity Row WArfield 7-9773 


Founded at DePauw University, 1870 

Gamma Mu Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1947 

President _.... - Gail Caffrey 

8 Fraternity Row UNion 4-9829 


Founded at Virginia State Normal School, 1897 

Alpha Rho Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1929 

President _..., _.... Pat Sherer 

4610 Colleg-e Avenue WArfield 7-9759 


Founded at Monmouth College, 1870 

Gamma Psi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1929 

Presiden t .._ Alice Hiesler 

7407 Princeton Avenue WArfield 7-9886 



Founded at Hunter College, 1913 

Beta Alpha Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1936 

President _ » Sheryl Dorman 

4812 College Avenue WArfield 7-9828 


Founded at Monmouth College, 1867 

]\raryland Beta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1944 

President Johanna Martin 

12 Fraternity Row UNion 4-9885 


Founded at Cornell University, 1917 

Alpha Theta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1951 

President ..- Marilyn Hess 

Campus WArfield 7-9513 


Founded at Colby College, 1847 

Beta Zeta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1940 

President _ ....» Carolyn Beattie 

10 Fraternity Row WArfield 7-9861 




Interfraternity Council 

Interfratemity Council President — 

Phil Beard 

Interfraternity Council Rush Chairman — 

Bob Ratliff 

On the University of Maryland campus there 
are 24 national fraternities. Through the In- 
terfraternity Council they are banded together 
to promote and maintain the fraternity sys- 
tem. The Council co-ordinates fraternity ac- 
tivities and maintains friendly relations be- 
tween the groups. It also organizes and super- 
vises fraternity rushing. 

Fraternity rushing this fall starts on Sep- 
tember 26. The IFC rush chairman is in 
charge of co-ordinating all rush functions. 
Rush Week w^ill start with a series of Open 
House Rotary Dances, followed later in the 
week and on the weekend with invitational 
parties. Invitations to pledge (called bids) 
will be out early the following week. If you 
haven't registered for rushing before you 
come to school, you may do so at registration. 

The Interfraternity Council sponsors the fra- 
ternity athletic program which runs through- 
out the year, the Interfraternity Ball, Greek 
Week held in the Spring, and Help Week, 
when pledges from all fraternities work to- 
gether on a worthwhile project. 



Founded at New York University, 1913 

Delta Deuteron Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1940 

President -.... Donald Weinroth 

7303 Yale Avenue UNion 4-9785 


Founded at Ohio State, 1904 

Alpha Theta Chapter 

Established at University of Man/land, 1928 

President - William Ebersole 

7511 Princeton Avenue WArfield 7-9831 


Founded at Virginia Milit:iry Institute, 1865 

Spsilon Gamma Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1930 

President ....- - To Be Elected 

4611 College Avenue WArfield 7-9849 


Founded at Yale University, 1844 

Kappa Delta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1952 

President Robert Blongiewicz 

4317 Lehigh Road WArfield 7-9520 



Founded at City Colle\g& of New York, 1899 

Alpha Sigma Chapter 

Established at University of May^land, 1924 

President „.» Ed Elste 

4300 Knox Road WArfield 7-9770 


Founded at Bethany College, 1859 
Delta Sigma Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1948 

Presiden t Joe M ea do w 

3 Fraternity Row UNion 4-9780 


Founded at Washington and Lee, 1865 

Beta Kappa Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1914 

President ..^ - : Richard Nolker 

4313 Knox Road UNion 4-9833 


Founded at Boston University, 1909 

Epsilon Pi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1932 

President - ....- Don Haller 

6 Fraternity Row WArfield 7-9864 


PHI ALPHA 'Thi Alph" 

Founded at George Washington University, 1914 

Epsilon Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1917 

President - _ A.1 Miller 

4609 College Avenue WArfield 7-9557 


Founded at Miami University, 1848 

Alpha Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1930 

President -.... Bab Fitzpatrick 

4605 College Avenue WArfield 7-9884 


Founded at University of Pennsylvania, 1850 

Alpha Zeta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryla7id, 1899 

President -.... -.... Charles Balman 

5 Fraternity Row UNion 4-9828 


Founded at University of Miami, 1906 

Beta Omicron Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1950 

President Nicholas Keck 

Campus UNion 4-9886 



Founded at Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege, 1873 

Eta Chapter 

Established at University of Mar-yland, 1897 

President - Vernon Briggs 

7 Fraternity Row UNion 4-9851 


Founded at University of Richmond, 1868 

Delta Psi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1952 

Py^esident _..... Harold McCloskey 

7514 Rhode Island Avenue WArfield 7-9891 


Founded at University of Alabama, 1856 

Maryland Beta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1943 

President „ Rand Tnttle 

4 Fraternity Row WArfield 7-9707 


Founded at City College of New York, 1909 

Sigma Chi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1933 

President „.... „ „ Howard Miller 

4310 Knox Road WArfield 7-9845 



Founded at University of Miami, at Oxford, 
Ohio, 1855 

Gamma Chi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1942 

President Wallace Downey 

4600 Norwich Road UNion 4-9807 


Founded at Virginia Militai'y Institute, 1869 

Delta Phi Cliapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1917 

President Joe Holland 

4617 Norwich Road WAiiield 7-9563 


Founded at University of Richmond, 1901 

Maryland Beta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1949 

President Ed Holoka 

7403 Hopkins Avenue UNion 4-9770 


Founded at Vincennes University, 1897 

Alpha Chi Chapter 

Established at University of Mai'yland, 1948 

President William Ramey 

4302 Knox Road UNion 49771 



Founded at Columbia University, 1910 

Alpha Chi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1925 

President * „ Ira Shapiro 

4607 Knox Road WArfield 7-9766 


Founded at Illinois Wesleyan, 1899 

Delta Delta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1946 

President ^ E d Goetz 

Campus UNion 4-9765 


Founded at Norwich University, 1856 

Alpha Psi Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1929 

Pre>sident > ..„_ Russ Owings 

7401 Princeton Avenue WArfield 7-9783 


Founded at Columbia University, 1894 

Beta Zeta Chapter 

Established at University of Maryland, 1947 

President E d Kassan 

4400 Knox Road UNion 4-9786 





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The burden of proof will be on football 
coach Tommy Mont as he tries to rebound 
his club from its disastrous 2-7-1 record com- 
piled during his first season as coach in 1956. 

It's no secret that Terrapin fans are used 
to a winner and will not tolerate a loser. 
Tommy Mont was a victim of circumstances — 
much more than his share and virtually all of 
it bad. The power-packed club he hoped would 
carry him through the 1956 season saw its 
ranks almost depleted before the opening game. 
A wave of strange jinxes and injuries proved 
too much. All Tommy could do was to hang 
on and pray. And that he did. 

Now, with vengeance in his mind and an- 
other team, loaded at almost every position, 
Mont is looking forward to a season to make 
all Terrapin fans proud — ^and a possible 
Orange Bowl bid. 

Gone are Co-Captains Mike Sandusky and 
Jack Davis, the meat of the forward wall. 
Gone is Tom Selep, a bruising fullback when 
he is well, land gone are many top line re- 
serves. But Mont isn't fretting. He has Gene 


Alderton, All-ACC center, as a nucleus for 
his line. Joe Lazzarino, 270 pound tackle, re- 
turns to action after a year's layoff and Phil 
Perlo is back in school after missing last sea- 
son because of illness. 

No, Mont isn't fretting too much. He has 
an experienced backfield led by Howie Dare, a 
sturdy speed demon with the cunning of a 
fox and the gait of an antelope. John Mc- 
Vicker, barrel-legged sprinter and veteran 
Healey are also back. 

And the talent doesn't end there. Mont is 
inheriting a flock of talent from last year's 
freshman club which turned in a good season. 

Maryland will be shooting the works and 
doesn't care how much chaos will be created. 
This is Mont's year of destiny and he must 
make good. The home schedule is an attrac- 
tive one, highlighted by the appearance of 
Tennessee. An interesting season seems in 
store and it can't get here soon enough for 
Tommy Mont. 


Coach Bill Campbell's swimmers turned in 
a respectable showing in their first season of 
competition and gave every indication of im- 
provement for the coming campaigns. 

With George Lucey, great middle distance 
performer as a nucleus, Campbell figures to 


have little difficulty in rounding up a good 
squad. He even envisions a conference title 
and next season would not be too soon. 


One of the most successful of all sports is 
soccer, a sport in which Maryland bows to 
no team. The Terps, perennial ACC cham- 
pions, have been dominate power for many 
years and Coach Doyle Royal seems content 
with his material. 

And while many of us are prone to overlook 
soccer in favor of football, the case is not so 
here where excitment runs high, hard and 


Golf has been slow climbing at the Uni- 
versity but steady gains have been encourag- 
ing to Coach Frank Cronin. The ACC, which 
has given pro golfdom some of its finest new 
stars, still is a bit tough for the Terps to 
match evenly, particularly with the strange 
weather conditions which always strike in the 

But the new indoor driving range helped 
to solve that problem and Cronin sees good 
times ahead with constant practice. 



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The ACC suddenly has seen the collapse of 
its perennial "big four" power with the emerg- 
ence of Maryland as Dixie's newest basketball 
giant. Last year's club, expected to go no- 
where, turned in one of its finest seasons in 
history before a thrashing in the conference 
championship ended its dreams. 

Coach Bud Millikan never has had a losing 
club here and the prospects are that he won't 
for years to come. His entire club remains 
intact with the exception of Bob O'Brien, the 
brilliant outside shooter who has graduated. 

From the Freshmen Squad, best in the Uni- 
versity's history, comes more height than any 
time since Maryland has been fielding the 
league's teams. It is the first season in which 
Maryland will be able to match the league's 
elite on even terms. 

Johnny Nacincik, a defensive wizard, and 
Nick Davis, a slick courtman, will carry the 
lion's share for Millikan next season with Al 
Bunge, 6-foot-8, a freshman, likely to make 
his presence felt. 

While the title is still a bit out of reach, 
Millikan is not discounting his club's chances 
of taking all the marbles. He can cite his 
team's performance against North Carolina in 
which the Tar Heels were extended to a double 
overtime before the Terrapins wilted. 


A couple of performances like that this sea- 
son and Maryland could cop the title. And 
Carolina without All-everything: Len Rosen- 
bluth might prove a little more vulnerable — 
enough for Maryland to spring a surprise. 

It looks like Cole Field House will be filled 
on more than one occasion this season, pos- 
sibly because of the inviting schedule or pos- 
sibly because it will be the home court of a 


Baseball is not one of Maryland's successful 
spring sports but veteran coach Burt Shipley, 
starting his 35th season as the Terrapins* 
pilot, always seems to come up with a re- 
spectable one. 

In the last two years, Shipley has had little 
to rave about and even the weather has 
been a thorn in his side. Rain, wet grounds 
and generally cold weather usually puts Mary- 
land far behind the other ACC clubs in prac- 
tice and the Terps are below par when the 
season starts. 

Signs of the future, however, seem to indi- 
cate that the Terps will be fielding more for- 
midable clubs, as the freshman teams continue 
to get stronger and the slick new stadium, 
Shipley Field, adds more of an incentive to 
undecided prospects from the various high 


While a .500 season is considered a good 
one here, it is to be pointed out the ACC is 
one of the better baseball conferences in the 
nation and that baseball at Maryland is a 
second-rater to lacrosse and track. 


While comparatively unknown in many parts 
of the country, Lacrosse has catapulted into 
one of Maryland's most successful spring 
sports as well as its most popular. 

Co-Coaches Jack Faber and Al Heagy have 
guided their charges to two consecutive Na- 
tional Championships and at the time of this 
writing were on their way to an unprecedented 

The Terrapins always contribute heavily to 
the Ail-American squad and to the Southern 
team for its annual battle with the North. 
Navy and Johns Hopkins are the traditional 
rivals and crowds of more than 10,000 are not 

Prior to this past season Maryland had 
rolled to 23 straight victories before being 
halted by the _Mt. Washington Club of Balti- 
more, which is composed primarily of ex- 
Maryland All-Americans. 

Many fans in these parts are not familiar 
with Lacrosse but one game of the football- 
basketb^ll-hockey blend is enough to make 
them life-long rooters. 



Another area in which Maryland excels is 
track and a flock of ACC championships in re- 
cent years is conclusive proof. The Terps 
showed plenty of power in annexing this sea- 
son's indoor title and seemed ready for a sec- 
ond straight crown at this writing. 

Coach Jim Kehoe has plenty of depth and 
has come up with a host of stellar performers 
in the middle distance events where the Terps 
break records as if it were a daily routine. 

The cindermen have roared over most of 
their foes in dual meets and have barely been 
pushed. One reason for this over-abundance 
of power is the development of strong field 
stars who can turn the tide of a meet. 

Kehoe has no complaints concerning his 
club in the coming seasons as he always seems 
to have plenty of material on hand and the 
coming year seems to fit into the pattern. 



You know, going to college isn't all work 
and no play. Athletic teams representing the 
University of Maryland have done extremely 
well in the past few years. However, a major 
portion of the students here at Terpville don't 
have the ability or time to participate in var- 
sity or junior varsity competition. 

At the. University there is an added outlet 
for emotions in the athletic field; we call it 
intramurals. Don't let the word throw you. 
It merely means within the limits or confines 
of the University. Intramurals are for stu- 
dents like you and me, who really want to 
play ball, but aren't able or don't care to play 
on a varsity squad. 

Our system is an excellent one. It is open 
to all undergraduate students, male and fe- 
male; of course, no varsity members are al- 
lowed to participate. 

The intramurals system operates through- 
out the entire year. The fall sports include 
touch football, cross-country, open track and 
soccer — these being team endeavors. Horse- 
shoes and tennis are available for students 
who wish to participate on an individual basis. 

When Old Man Winter visits he introduces 
the sports of boxing, wrestling, bowling, bad- 
minton, volleyball, basketball, and weight- 


lifting. In the spring the men on campus can 
play Softball, golf, or tennis. 

Participation in the men's intramurals has 
been excellent in the fraternity leagues, but 
the independent students just don't seem to 
have enough interest in the program. When 
you enter the university, you are an inde- 
pendent; a great majority of the male stu- 
dents stay independents during their under- 
graduate years. 

This year Jim Kehoe, Intramural Director, 
is hoping for a better showing from the non- 
fraternity men on campus. It's simple to 
enter in any of the various programs through- 
out the school year. You merely have to see 
your dormitory proctor or take a short walk 
to Mr. Kehoe's office in the Armory to find 
out how to enter. You are the ones on whom 
he is going to depend this coming year. 

The women at the university are not left 
out of the program. Their intramural recrea- 
tion is sponsored and supervised by the 
Women's Recreation Association. The pro- 
gram is open to all women, whether they wish 
to enter with their sorority, dormitory or as 
an individual, if interested just contact your 
house mother. 

In the fall bowling, basketball, volleyball, 
badminton and swimming are offered for all 
who are interested. In the spring the girls 
open up on softball or tennis. 


In the past year or so there has been 
started a series of interest gToups. These as- 
sociations are composed of women students 
who are interested in sports other than those 
offered in the program. Some of these sports 
are fencing;, hockey, and rifle-shooting;. 

It has been made as easy as possible for you 
to join. So now it is up to you incoming 
freshmen. Take advantage of the offer, and 
enjoy yourself with your friends and ac- 
quaintances. In the past the fraternities have 
dominated the scene, but, with your help, the 
independents can make a fine showing. 


Sports Schedules For 1957-58 


Coach Tommy Mont 

September 21 -...._ Texas A&M Away 

September 28 N.C. State Home 

October 5 _ Duke. _.... Away 

October 12 Wake Forest Home 

October 19 North Carolina Home 

October 26 Tennessee Home 

November 2 _ South Carolina Away 

November 9 Clemson — Away 

November 15 _ ^ Miami _ Away 

November 23 _ „ Virginia Home 


Coach "Sully" Krouse 

Dec. 6— Wake For. A 
Dec. 7— N.C. State A 
Dec. 14— N. C. H 

.Jan. 11 — Pittsburgh H 
Jan, 15 — Virginia A 

Jan. 17— V.P.I. A 

Jan. 18— Navy H 

Feb. 22— Penn State H 
Feb. 28— Duke H 

Mar. 7-8— ACC H 


Oct. 19— N. C. H 

Oct. 26— Duke-Wake 

Forest A 

Nov. 2— S. Carolina A 

Coach Jim Kehoe 

Nov. 9 — Virginia A . 
Nov. 13 — Navy A 

Nov. 18— ACC A 



Coach Doyal Royal 

Oct. 5 — Penn State A 
Oct. 8 — Loyola A 

Oct. 16— Navy A 

Oct. 25— Vir^nia H 
Nov. 1— N.C. State H 
Nov. 8 — N. Carolina A 

Nov. 9— Duke A 

Nov. 13— Hopkins H 
Nov. 16 — George- 
town H 
Nov. 26 — Washington 
& Lee H 


Coach Bill Campbell 

Dec. 7— Pittsburgh A Jan. 17— V.M.I. 

Dec. 13— Wake For. A 
Dec. 14 — Clemson A 
Dec. 19 — Virginia H 
Jan. 11— N. C. H 

Jan. 14 — George- 
town H 

Feb. 1— S. Carolina 
Feb. 10— N.C. State 
Feb. 19 — Navy 
Feb. 22— Duke 
Feb. 27-28— ACC 



Coaches Jack Faber and 
AI Heagy 

Mar. 22— Mt. Wash- Apr. 16— Penn St. A 

ington A Apr. 19 — Virginia A 

Mar 24-29— Yale A Apr. 26— Navy H 

Apr. 2 — Princeton H May 3^ — Duke A 

Apr. 10— Colgate H May 13— Loyola H 

Apr. 12 — Washington May 17 — Hopkins A 
&Lee H 



Coach Jim Kehoe 

Feb. 14 — Navy 

Apr. 19— N. C. 




Apr. 24— Duke 


Mar. 12 — George- 

Apr. 25-26— Penn 




May 3 — Navy 


Mar. 29— Florida 

May 9-10— ACC 




Coach Frank Cronin 

Mar. 31— S. C. A 

Apr. 25— Duke 


Apr. 1 — Clemson A 

Apr. 26— N. C. 


Apr. 5 — Penn State A 

Apr. 28— Wake For. 


Apr. 11 — Virginia H 

May 3 — Navy 


Apr. 14— N.C. State H 

May 6 — Hopkins 


Apr. 16 — George- 

Apr. 22 G.W. 


town A 


Mar. 29— N.C. State A 

Mar. 31— Duke A 

Apr. 3 — Syracuse H 

Apr. 9 — Clemson A 

Apr. 10— S. C. A 

Apr. 15 — Virginia H 

Coach Doyal Royal 

Apr. 19— Penn State A 
Apr. 21— N. C. H 

Apr. 25— Wake For. H 
Apr. 30 — Navy A 

May 6— Hopkins H 



Dec. 4 
Dec. 7 
Dec. 9 
Dec. 13 
Dec. 18 
Dec. 28 

Jan. 3- 
Jan. 4- 
Jan. 8- 
Jan. 11 
Jan. 14 


Coach Bud Millikan 



— Fordham 




I — Wake For. 


! — Navy 


;-30— Sugar 



-S. Carolina 






— N. C. 


— George- 


Jan. 20 
Feb. 1— 
Feb. 8— 
Feb. 7— 
Feb. 13 
Feb. 15 
Feb. 18 
Feb. 21 
Feb. 22 
Feb. 26 
Mar. 1 

N.C. State H 
■Navy A 

Wake For. A 
Virginia A 
—Clemson H 
-N.C. State A 
-Virginia H 
-Duke A 

:— N. C. A 


— S. Carolina H 


Mar. 29— Harvard 

Mar. 31— Dart- 
mouth H 
Apr. 1— U. of Maine H 
Apr. 4 — S. Carolina A 
Apr. 5 — Clemson A 
Apr. 7— Duke A 
Apr. 10— G.W. H 
Apr. 11 — Hopkins A 

Coach H. B. Shipley 

Apr. 18 — George- 
Apr. 21 
Apr. 22 
Apr. 26 
May 1— 
May 5- 
May 12 


:— N.C. State 
— Virginia 
N.C. State 
N. Carolina 
Wake For. 

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"Go — team — go!" Catchy cheers led by agile 
cheerleaders stimulate an eager crowd to urge 
its team to victory. 

It looks simple but hours of hard work are 
behind the limber movements and precision 
timing of the cheerleaders. These spirited fig- 
ures, in the red and white uniforms, are a 
familiar sight at pep rallies and all sports 
events. Tryouts, held in the fall, are open 
to all students who maintain a 2.0 average. 


(leaders) Gimee an M! 

(stands) M! 

(leaders) Gimee an A! 

(stands) A! 

(etc. spelling Maryland) 

(leaders) What do you have? 

(stands) MARYLAND! 


U.M., Rah! Rah! 

U.M., Rah! Rah! 

U. Rah! 

M. Rah! 

U.M., Rah! Rah! 

Fight Team Fight! 



(leader) Give me a long cheer, 

(stands) Yeaaa . . . 

(leader) Give me* a short cheer, 

(stands) Yea! 

(leader) Give me a silent cheer. 

(stands, silence) 

Student Activities Council 

Each year SAC and the cheerleaders sponsor 
a cheer contest so that school cheers will re- 
main fresh and lively. 

SAC is the nickname given to the organi- 
zation which promotes pep and school spirit on 
our campus. This group sponsors pep rallies, 
the card section, away weekends for football 
and the other sports, and the two Terrapins 
seen romping on the football field during the 
games. SAC formulates plans by which the 
student might become more interested in his 
college life. 

Student representatives from sororities, fra- 
ternities, dorms, campus organizations and in- 
dependent groups attend these meetings where 
''action at Maryland" is their motto! 


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Co-Editors Carole Bowie, John Allen 

Managing Editor Pat Duvall 

Chief Photographer Bill Long 

Business Manager Joe Carr 

Cartoonist - ».... Mickie Ellis 

Advisor Mr. Robert Carey 


Maxine Boyer 
Tina Fragale 
Bill Garrett 
Linda Gertner 
Frank Just 

Chuck Knight 
Maureen McConnell 
Carol Plumoff 
Mary Lou Smith 
Sid Sussman 
Don Witten 




15 — Dorm Conferences for Freshmen 

16 — Campus tours for Freshmen 
Daydodger Coke Dance 
Dink Debut 
S. U. Movie 

17 — Registration 

President Convocation for Freshmen. 

1 8 — Regi strati on 

Daydodger Dutch Dinner 

All Women's and Men's Assembly 

Pep Rally 

19 — Registration 
Band Concert 
Starlight Dance 

20 — Registration 

Daydodger Forum 

Class of '61 Assembly 

U. T. Production 

Rossborough Dance 

Daydodger Women's Party 

Away Football U.M. vs. Texas A&M 


21 — Freshman Outing 
Freshman Mixer 

22 — AWS Inter-Denominational Chapel 
Student Religious Council Reception 

23 — Classes Begin 

Sigma Kappa Song and Paddle Night 

24— WRA Picnic 
APO Rushing 

25— APO Rushing 

Religious Clubs Meet 

26 — Fraternity Rushing 

27 — Fraternity Rushing 

St. Mary's Back to School Dance 

28— Home Football U.M. vs. N.C. State 
Fraternity Rushing 
Sorority Rushing 

29 — Fraternity Rushing 
Sorority Rushing 

30 — Fraternity Rushing 
Sorority Rushing 



1 — Fraternity Rushing* 
Sorority Rushing 

2 — Fraternity Rushing 
Sorority Rushing 
Religious Clubs Meet 

3 — Fraternity Rushing 
Sorority Rushing 

4 — Fraternity Rushing 

Queen Anne's Fall Festival 
Wesley Foundation Retreat 

5 — Away Football U.M. vs. Duke 
Sorority Rushing 
Wesley Foundation Retreat 

6 — Sorority Rushing 

Wesley Foundation Retreat 

7 — Sorority Rushing 

Student Union Art Exhibit 

8 — Sorority Rushing 

9 — Sorority Rushing 
Religious Clubs Meet 


10 — Sorority Rushing 

11 — Sorority Rushing 

12 — Home Football U.M. vs. Wake Forest 
(Band Day) 

13 — Sorority Pledging 

14 — Open 

15 — Sigma Kappa I.D. Party 
Career Week Conference 
Alpha Lambda Delta Pledging 

16 — Religious Clubs Meet 

17 — AWS House Directors Reception 
National Symphony 

18 — Anne Arundel Dance 
Pledge Camp 

19— Home Football U.M. vs. N. Carolina 
S.U. Dance 

20— Open 


21 — Student Union Exhibit "Operation 

22— Open 

23— Hillel Carnival 

Religious Clubs Meet 

24 — Sigma Kappa Tea 

25 — Soccer U.M. vs. Virginia 
U. T. Production 

26 — Home Football U.M. vs. Tennessee 
U. T. Production 
Homecoming Dance 
Open Houses 

27— Open 

28— Open 

29— U. T. Production 

30— U. T. Production 

31— U. T. Production 



1— Soccer U.M. vs. N.C. State 
U. T. Production 
Sigma Delta Tau Open House 

2 — Away Football U.M. vs. S. Carolina 
U. T. Production 
Men's Dorm Council Dance 

8 — Open 

4 — Open 

6 — Career Week Conference 

6 — Religious Clubs Meet 

7 — Sigma Kappa Founder's Day 
Career Week Conference 
Caroline Hall Deans' Tea 

8— S. U. Pizza Party 
Pledge Dance 
(Closed Night) 

9 — Away Football U.M. vs. Clemson 

10 — Open 

11— Open 

12 — Career Week Conference 

Joint Concert Women's Chorus and 
Men's Glee Club 

13 — Soccer U.M. vs. Johns Hopkins 
Blood Drive 
Hillel Skit Night 
Religious Club Night 

14 — Sigma Kappa Parents Night 
Blood Drive 
Wicomico Open House 

15 — Away Football U.M. vs. Miami 
St. Mary's Bermuda Party 
Opera — Music Department 

16 — Soccer U.M. vs. Georgetown 
Opera — Music Department 

17— Alpha Xi Delta Tea 

Sigma Delta Tau Parents' Tea 

18— S. U. Faculty Art Exhibit 

19 — Alpha Lambda Delta Initiation 
Harmony Hall 

20 — Religious Clubs Meet 

21 — National Symphony 

22— A D Pi Red Sock Hop 
O D K Cotillion 
Gamma Phi Beta Open House 

23 — Home Football U.M. vs. Virginia 
S. U. Dance 

Alpha Xi Delta Dad's Day Banquet 
St. Mary's Open House 

24— Open 

25— Open 

26 — Soccer U.M. vs. Washington & Lee 


28 — Recess 

29 — Recess 

30 — Recess 



1 — Recess 

2 — Thanksgiving Recess Ends 

3— Open 

4 — Basketball U.M. vs. George Wash- 
Religious Clubs Meet 

5 — Open 

6— Tri-Delt Pledge Dance 
Rossborough Club Formal 
U. T. Production 

7 — Away Basketball U.M. vs. Fordham 
U. T. Production 

8— Open 

9 — Home Basketball U.M. vs. Kentucky 

10— U. T. Production 

Women's Chorus Ceremony of Carols 
AWS Christmas Pageant 


11 — SAE Christmas Service 
U. T. Production 
Religious Clubs Meet 

12 — Fraternity Row Christmas Party 
U. T. Production 

13— Home Basketball U.M. vs. Wake 
U. T. Production 
S. U. Annual Christmas Dance 

14 — Wrestling U.M. vs. North Carolina 

15 — Open 

16 — St. Mary's Candlelight Ceremony 

17— Open 

18 — Home Basketball U.M. vs. Navy 

19 — Swimming U.M. vs. Virginia 

20— Open 

21 — Christmas Recess Begins After Last 

22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 


1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

6 — Christmas Recess Ends 

7 — Open 

8 — Home Basketball U.M. vs. Duke 

9— Open 

10— Open 

11 — Newman Club Snowball Dance 

12— Open 

13— Open 

14 — Swimming U.M. vs. Georgetown 

Away Basketball U.M. vs. Georgetown 
University Band Concert 

15 — Open 

16 — National Symphony 

17— Open 


18 — Wrestling U.M. vs. Navy 

19— Open 

20— Home Basketball U.M. vs. N.C. State 
Charter Day 

21 — Pre-Examination Study Day 

22 — Final Examinations 

23— Finals 

24— Finals 

25— Finals 

26— Finals 

27— Finals 

28— Finals 

29— Finals 

Registration for the semester begins on 
February 4, 1958. The SGA Council meets bi- 
weekly on Thursday nights in the Student 
Union. All students are invited to attend all 
SGA meetings. The AWS Executive Council 
meets bi-weekly on Wednesday afternoons. The 
Men's League Executive Council meets at times 
arranged by the Council. 

The movies shown at the Student Union be- 
gin at 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 on 
Sundays. The charge is 25 cents. 



Administration 35 

Board of Regents 38 

Deans 39 

Dr. Elkins 36 

Associated Women Students 52 

Athletics (see Sports) 

Cheers and Songs 155 

Clubs (see: Culture, Honoraries, Military, Organi- 
zations, Religion) 
Communications (see Publications) 

Culture 107 

Gymkana (acrobatic group) Club 113 

Music Organizations Ill 

University Theater 109 

Fraternities 129 

Interfraternity Council 130 

Fraternities on Campus 131 

General Information 15 

Academic, Activities Fee, Board, Books and 
Sfupplies, Communications, Infirmary, Laundry. 
Lost and Found, Parking and Traflfie, Publica- 

Greek Alphabet 159 

History 17 

Honoraries 55 


Fraternity-Sorority Map 137 

Men's League 53 

Military 115 

Angel Flight 121 

Military Organizations 117 

ROTC Band 122 


Organizations 71 

ROTC Program 116 

Orientation 6 

Publications and Communications 99 

Diamondback 101 

M-Book 103 

Old Line 102 

Terrapin 102 

WMUC 104 

Religion 89 

Student Religious Council 90 

Religious Clubs 91 

Sororities ..' 123 

Panhellenic Council 124 

Sororities on Campus 125 

Sports 138 

Baseball 145 

Basketball 144 

Football 140 

Golf 142 

Intramural Program 148 

Lacrosse 146 

Soccer 142 

Sports Schedule 151 

Track 147 

Student Activities Committee 157 

Student Government Association 45 

Activities 46 

Committees 47 

Executive Council 49 

Freshman Elections 51 

Student Life Committee 44 

Traditions 18 

Women's Recreation Association 149 



Victory Song 

Maryland^ we^re all behind you^ 

Wave high the Black and Gold^ 

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!