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College Opening Is Great Success [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
College Opening Is Great Success PRICELESS RELICS UNEARTHED DURING DEANS ABSENCE jl The College of Liberal Arts of lie American University has the liBtinction of being the only college to introduce itself in its own College paper during the first year of its existence . Altho The Graduate School of the American University has long been a well known institution , the College of Liberal Arts has been in progress for less than two months . Yet we have already idled our swaddling clothes and are now a full-fledged college , dot only in scholastic work , but in all the activities common to _Universities a century old . Our traditions are in the making . Congress granted a charter for the American University in 1893 , and a Board of Trustees was then organized . This was the beginning of the realization of toe plans for the institution in ¦ _tohinffton which had been • learned of ever since the Civil War . The Graduate School was formally opened by the late President Wilson on May 27 , 19...
The Eagle's Eye [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
The Eagle s Eye La distance n y fait rien ; il _ny a que le premier pas qui coute . Well , folks , here we are . Heed * ing the advice of that bit of French philosophy , we have taken our first step . Now it will be a simple matter to beat a direct path to our goal—a highly successful year with two hundred per cent circulation . Can we depend on you ? Getting out a first issue is no cinch , as all the staff can tell you . Some day you may have an opportunity to contribute an article—who knows ?—and then you will realize why we deserve your support . Distance is nothing , lets be on our way I * * * Remember , Archie , that A noble scar is a good livery of honor . * * ? * The daughter of a seventeenth century French king once remarked , Conversation is the greatest pleasure in life . Judging from the way some people we know chatter , there is still a great deal of truth in the statement I ? ? * * All women residing at the dormitory are hereby notified that , despite fits of homesickne...
CLASSES NOW FULLY ORGANIZED [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
CLASSES NOW FULLY ORGANIZED All Officers Elected The four classes of the college have completed their organization and are now functioning fully in their respective capacities . Dean Woods called for separate meetings of the classes in order of seniority , a few weeks ago , and the students showed no hesitation in seizing the reins . The officers elected are as follows : Senior Class : Claude Hunter , president ; Dorothea McDowell , vice-president ; D . Quincy Smith , secretary-treasurer . Junior Class : Charles McDowell , president ; Bernice Field , vice-president ; Ella Pergler , secretary ; Martha Fuquay , treasurer ; Vera Stafford , social secretary . Sophomore Class : Hugh Spear , president ; Dorothy Tryon , vicepresident ; Arthur Gerth , secre-tary-treasurer . Freshman Class : Sccley _. Gray , president ; Alice Ramsey , vicepresident ; Helen Roher , secretary ; Donald Bittenger , treasurer , and Jacob Snyder , sergeant at-arms
PROF . SHURE SPONSORS CHORAL SOCIETY [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
PROF . SHURE SPONSORS CHORAL SOCIETY One of the first activities to get under way was the University Choral Society . It was formed within twa weeks after the opening of the college , and has been meeting regularly ever since . Meetings are held at one oclock every Thursday afternoon . Prof . Shure , who is the instructor in voice and piano , is chiefly responsible for the _fiydety . He selects the songs ar . u accompanies the singers at their meetings . It is his plan to develop a repertoire that will be sung at down town churches as well as broadcasted . The society has done some very nice work so far , and much is expected of it . The officers are : \ . Courtney- Hayw _£ [ jL , president ; B ernice Field , vice-president ; Katharine Edwards , secretary ; and Roland Hohn , librarian .
NOVEMBER 20 , 1925 [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
NOVEMBER 20 , 1925 _Important Work Carried on in McKinley Building Ovv jrnment Uses University Building as Laboratory . Probably the most observant of i * have noticed the presence of a large white building near the women s dormitory , and it is also quite probable that the more curious of us ( not necessarily _onl the women ) have found out the name of the building and have longed to investigate its carefully guarded secrets . It is lor such students , so closely kindreu to myself , that this article has been written . To satiate your curiosity , as well as to gather his necessary five hundred words , this insignificant person was directed to go thru , by foul means or fair , this building , known as the Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory , and to make a wrte-un thereof . A trip thru this building has all thf thrills of an airplane ride without the expense . At any mo 1 ment one is likely to be blown to atoms by some violent explosion , or mortally wounded by _flying _-efotnks of g...
TRADITION [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
TRADITION THANKSGIVING H Tread lightly as you go about your daily tasks , r _ie _0 # [ students , step softly . For we who have entered the college tfw wear are creating traditions , traditions that will pass _dtfwn to [ the untold generations of those who follow us . We are building _rp heritage for sons and daughters whom we know not ; we mult fcuild carefully , proudly , that they may honor our memory fy ¦ respecting our traditions . I And what is tradition ? Do we mean to search out the experience of our fathers and apply it directly to our greatly / changed problems ? Do we mean to follow blindly the footsteps _| of others who have left only the echo of their voices ? No . Rather we must challenge the darkness with light , the silence ¦ I with joyous laughter , the unseen trails with those we are to bbi * e I ourselves . I Yet we must consider not only ourselves : we must keeg _iiagflhUy glowing the torch which we are to pass oh ; we must keep ¦ _JMlMrtfy fieaming the burnished...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
Ushed monthly by the Studenti of the College of Liberal Arts of * American University , Washington , D . C . T . Leonard MlkuM __ - Dorothea L . _Mthriof Roland _^ Parrish _, Hugh Spear , _lamuiil - Roland Rict Charles _MaJowmT Florence Pellowi THE AMERICAN The American Eagle ( 4 itor-in-Chief isociate Editor— — _siistant Editors : Eva Casto , Billbrough . _ttsiness Manager . sst . _Business Manager rt Editor eature Writers __ Louise Turbett , Lillian Peters , Roland Hoha Dciety Editors . —! 5 « j ! l _ Ely . Vera Staffer * en s Sports —~~ — - lai * _Jgl _Women s Sports - - - Mary Florence M umor Editor Bernl SL 5 IIB eporters : Lucille ImJay , Dorothy Moore , J _^ Courtney Hayward , _Wjffl m . Warner . ~ SONNET . I know that o er the silent waves tonight The cold stars gleam ; beyond thi : •« velvet bay The beach curves white ; while clad in misty gray The grim hills rise beyond . With streaks of light The torch of Venus makes the waters bright . My fire burns low ; its coals , lik...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
The winds soft fingers ligfatW smooth my hair . _&gt; _x $ Afar a night bird call ** ** 4 ft before— . 1 jr A melody insistent , fraujpt wMl care . _»¦ _$ _?¦ _&gt;/ L When I awake tis alwtgt golf once more , _Ffe j * This dream so fugitive , so _toif _tl , sn fair • r To Dr . Collier on the Mil his _mother and to _WiHjajgyjfji er 28 , whose grandmotilM recently , the faculty _an 4 &gt; dents of the college extend it sympathy . m _* l b
Library Under _Heary Fire By Students [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
Library Under _Heary Fire By Students iHa _shelwii _Tfrif firm t _*»?* _Hr thai A few weeks ago Dean Woodt assigned the subject Our LJ * brary as theme work for Ms * freshman English class . H « ftceived some extremely interesting criticisms of that venerable hall of the ancients , from which we have selected Louise Itorbett _ s : This afternoon I started # ref to the library with hope ia 4 _&amp;J heart and a blissful smile on m * face . Like a young Columbia I started out . / was going to _ob serve interesting things in the library . / was going to write of things that others had not seen . But alas ! is there anything more pathetic than the _disillusionment of a positive young person ?} I think not . When I returned to my room I was but the shadow of my former self . When I stood on the threshold of the reading room , I still bore an intelligent smile . Aftet I had looked around , the smile vanished , for there was not one reader to be seen . What a problem ! My brain , n...
Theater Topics [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
Theater Topics We commoners of Washington who love the theater have a hard lot , for producers shun us , more or less . The diplomats and society leaders who form a large part of Washington s theatergoing public run up to New York whenever a notable attraction is billed . Consequently those of us who lack railroad fare seldom see the play of the year before it has lost most of its vitality in long runs in Gotham . Sometimes , however , we are fortunate enough to receive a premiere , for showmen realize that such a fastidious cosmopolis as ours passes capable judgment on all that comes our way . On such occasions , the galleries for the matinee performances are sold out long before , to the stu ¬ dents of schools and colleges here . ( Most Washington theaters , by the way , do not offer special rates to students !) When these rare treats come around , the matinee audiences are composed chiefly of careless looking college youths and dazzling varsity flappers . You can have a gre * t _...
Interest in Debate f Runs High [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
Interest in Debate f Runs High many Students Attend _OrgariJ cation Meetings . *¦• _~—— i , Recently the student body d ( N ganized a debating socieK known as the Areopagus _Sociefcl At the very first meetings it wpf seen that almost the total _mefife bership allowed under its _Consfi 4 tution , twenty-four members , wm in attendance . m The purpose of the society Hi to foster debating , public speaK ing , and other forms of literaM pursuit . Each member of tf | organization must at some _tiril during the year take part in If least one debate , and must df liver one speech either before til society or the student body . Tli society will confine its activi flj to the members of the club . ! | A Forensic Cabinet will M formed later on this year . _ThM Cabinet will be composed m Dean Woods , two members M faculty , ¦ the Areopagus Society . Its chi duties will be to sponsor all _iiH tercollegiate debates and publw speaking contests . The Forensic Cabinet will be separate and di ? - tfa...
WOMEN FORM ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
WOMEN FORM ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION _c _mrfpleteff _-ortftrfted- _^ _twitr _f If C . H , LeVitt We girls , eager to aid the Dean in putting the college in order , organized the Women s Athletic Association . Soon afterwards , we began to develop our Sports and school spirit . Mary _Florence Morscher runs things \ _vifr Ruthie Rinkel helping to jkhOve while Dot Mehring records the doings and holds the purse Strings . And of course there s a facial end—Vera Stafford looks ftfter good times . Now don t rush ! When party time comes round , youll be invited- , We expect to begin doing many _interesting-thiwrs when we lily acknowledged by the _pow- ( fers that be . Theaf girls pledge their loyalty to the school and its activities and will go in for anything that promotes school spirit and good sportsmanship . Lets go ! If it takes a fifty-thousand dollar man to . Guide a client , Develop a coal mine , Put a corporation on its feet—&gt; What is that teacher or college worth that takes ...
School Museum _Discovered [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
School Museum _Discovered watch of the vintage of 1836 . We ( _Continutd from Page /) After violently disturbing an unsuspecting Spanish class , we succeeded in forcing our way into this sanctum sanctorum . Ecstatic cries of Oh ! and Ah—ah ! variously disturbed the aforementioned diligent students of Spanish . Stealthily stiflling the squeaking which emanated from the long-neglected hinges , we students sneaked slinkingly into the somber chamber to view the dustburied wonders of the past . The very odor of the room reminded me of you , June , for I remembered how deeply interested you were in the deserted Lightfoot place ( will you ever forget it !) before our old high school gang split up . I can see you now , puttering about that great old house , and I can imagine how eagerly you would delve into the hidden mysteries of this veritable antique shop , were you here . It appears that some ambitious soul had once planned to transform this dingy room into a marvelous museum , and cons...
GELll Team E 5 _* r Shows Mettle and [Newspaper Article] — American Eagle — 20 November 1925
GELll Team E 5 _* r Shows Mettle and _^^ BHklt facult y body _^ _HVt , fine turn out at the Uni- ^ HpMty * first football game _^^ _fifctst George Washington on _^^ _BKpB&amp;er 5 . _^ HPf lgB Hatchetites * team formed _^^ ft § l % y heavy , solid line that _^^ HPNn for the peak of hard going _^^¦ _p- the part of the American _^ BiB , Outclassed as they were _^ Hp ** iffht , and totally lacking ex- ^^^ _Hgeiice , our men put up a right _^^ HRt % » s good to see , _^ Hf _fJDttring the first half of the _^ Hblate our team was unable to I _^ H _psonpHsh anything for they _j _^ _Bfffe * not yet familiar with their _^ Hpfon ents tactics , whose six _^ HlMfefiMlowns looked like a run- ^^ Httty . As the game went on , _^^ _jHn _tevi r , the men gained confi- ^^ H _pnce and began playing real _^ _Bprtball . Instead of piling up an _^^¦ _Msy score , the wielders of the _^ Bflf found themselves actually I _^ _HBltyKling to hold their ground . _^ _HAdsting every minute , our men _^ BSb...